ADVENTURES OF A GAIETY GIRL.
THREATENS A BOOK OF EXPERI-
An American exchange is responsible for a highly coloured story about Miss Maud Richardson, who figured prominently in the Sutherland jewels case, and more recently in divorce proceedings unsuccessfully brought by her husband.
English society (says the paper) is all in a flutter just now over an announcement that Miss Maud Richardson will reflect her life's transactions iivcold print very shortly. She will call the volume "The Adventures of a Gaiety Girl."
Only occasionally has Maud Richardson flashed across the public vision. She had j the fortune to be born beautiful and to increase in beauty as she advanced in years. She became a music-hall artist, and, in j music-hall expression, she "made a hit." Pfer first real success in life was her capture of Lieutenant Andrews, a dashing young- cavalry officer. They were married in a hurry, but they separated in a greater hurry. The late Duke of Clarence, son of the Prince of Wales, was one of the many who found her society agreeable enough to induce him to become a frequent visitor to the luxurious flat she rented in the West End. The attachment ho formed for Miss Richardson became so pronounced that it came to Her Majesty's cat's. and she threatened at one time to cancel his Engagement with Princess May, now the Duchess of York. Confronted at last with the alternative, of losing Princess May, the Duke of Clarence ceased his visits to Miss Richardson. But if he was tired of her, she refused to be tired of him. She wrote to him threatening- to cause a scandal if he discontinued his visits, Royal circles were greatly agitated. The Prince of Wales communicated with Miss Richardson and offered her a very large sum—£sooo has been mentioned—to cease troubling the Duke. Society knows all these facts and many more, and that is the reason that there is a strong apprehension lest Miss Richardson will actually carry out her threat, for it is looked upon as a threat. At present she is thoroughly determined to do so. She has, in fact, got through a considerable part of it.
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ADVENTURES OF A GAIETY GIRL., Auckland Star, Volume XXXI, Issue 83, 7 April 1900, Supplement
ADVENTURES OF A GAIETY GIRL. Auckland Star, Volume XXXI, Issue 83, 7 April 1900, Supplement
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