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MUSIC HALL DIVORCE.

I "A HUSBAND'S THREAT, " I A decree nisi was granted on February. I 4th by the Divorce Court to Mr Frederick [George. Fowler, who prejse,nted a petition I alleging the misconduct of his wife,'who is I Miss Datey. Jerome, thfe vreu known music (hall artist, with Mr Cec.l* All**!*' I Mr' Marshall Ha'li, K.C., who, ■represented ! the petitioner, tjalfj. the marriage tofljt pjaqe, |on January 3rd, 1006. The hußba*i_ was a commercial traveller, with a residence at j | tefeAß. Tljie 'wlte' v-as,' a Mtss '. I There were unhappy dlffere.nces soon after the marriage through the presence of the : i mother-in-iay":, 'atyji before tea, ninth's n jd ! j elapsed the wife left. The husband lost sight of her after this, but In 1007 he sent her a letter as tpllo.ws:— I "Dear" Little ''■VS'oijjan,— Oh, dearie, j would not care if file whole world werp against mc. If only you would believe Iri j i mc. My thoughts are very sad, little wotj_an, but God bless you always, REGGIE." | I Later a friend handed him a letter writ- ■ ten by his wife. This ran:— "My dear Dickie, —I do hope you will see, | I that patty,' and' tell him all I have asked)' | you to. Make lit your business to tell him, for the sake of old friendship, as soon as | you possibly can. It ls better for both of | I lis. "Neither of ns can ever agree, and If he Is > a sensible man, and proud, as I think him | to be, he will release mc, especially If he knows how happy it would make mc. From yOur little pal, ' D.J." | Fowler made Inquiries In 1008, and learnt that a Mr Cecil Alien was paying her considerable attentions. In August he dlscovI ered bey at a flat In fork Mansions, Battersea. She then owned to misconduct, and declared her' devotion to the man. She also | said that It her husband would release her j by divorce the co-respondent would marry her. The husband said he would shoot I the man It he did not marry her. Mr Barnard, K.C., who represented the. wife, said he was not in a position to put Mrs Fowler in the witness-box. I Costs were given, against the co-respond-ent.

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MUSIC HALL DIVORCE. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 68, 20 March 1909

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