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THE AMOROUS WAR CORRESPONDENT

Phil Robinson's divorce suit oime on again at the Law Courts on May 28, when Mra Robinson, as before, conducted her cose. a. good many curious peraone put m an nppoanmoe m the gallery this time, amongst othera a thickly veiled lady, com monly (but, I ahould imagine, inoorreotly) bolioved to be Phil's friend and patroness, Mrs Oornwell. Judge Butt advised Iflro Robinson to eeouro legal aid if she were anxious to get a deoreo y,i4 t but the lady said No ; all ahe wanted van a judicial separation and the ouatody of the children. The ilk-nt the Judge made no bonea about granting, ufter the steward and ate-war-deßß of the sb. Drummond Castle had proved a little amour of the festive Phil's on board that vessel two years back, Mr Porter (who appeared for Phil) opposed, however, Mra, Ko.bi^spn'a having the custody of the children. He read extracts from a dooument which stated that Mrs Kobinoon was a pereon of hawloidal and euioldal tendencies. She had been under medloal o»ro for burning her clothes and mutilating her hand. «'li this truo ?" aekod the Judge. * 'Yob," aald the woman dramatically, "fia B enh me mad with , morphia, and it has Uken me five Feara , to rooovor and work it off" Toe Judge j finiUy deolded that Mro itobinoon oould ( not h»vo ouatody of the children (who, tt i uaosplred, are at eohooi In France), but i ordered (;nat she should have free «Ddl ' te^aonable aoooss to them. I believe I ' told yon mmy last tbatth.3 notion of the ' New Zoalund Govoromtnt In appointlog j M«r Robinson an honorary ootnmisat(me( f \ at Paris Exbibltton baa been oauetldatly I QrliicUed In many qu»rt«i,4,«<Sb>.Jii 1

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THE AMOROUS WAR CORRESPONDENT, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2177, 19 July 1889

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THE AMOROUS WAR CORRESPONDENT Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2177, 19 July 1889

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