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LONDON, Feb. V "Hang him first and try him afteiC wards," used to be the motto if thl Vigilants of the wild and woolly $&g K M*rry him first and en.q ui r e iflto gH antecedents later," seems to be the motto of many gi r ls to-day, .judging by th. numberless cases reported in men have been victimised by pla u J£ coundrels whom they have maWeSt the briefest possible acquaintance. S_f_ week there; was a smart wedding ft tS_ Alban's Cathedral, the bride being \l!_ Maud Jeeves, the daughter of a S known local resident, and the groom. I good-looking, bronzed and soldierly-look ing man, whose name was entered on t_ register as Francis Frazer Ogilvie **

Ogilvie only met his bride a week n, two before the wedding, the introduction taking place through a matrimonial _. vertisement, in which he described ___ self as a successful mining engineer. To the lady he represented himself as about' ? -_SJ* an a PP° in tment in Mexica at £2000 a year, talked glibly of me' emment In mining, scientific and financi-l worlds as his friends, and,, in short quite carried the young lady's heart br storm at the first assault. She l_h_ duced Ogilvie to her family, and th , parental citadel fell apparently as &M as the maiden's. The family, indeed seem to have accepted (Maud's suitor o_ sight, and to have taken him at bis aw_ estimate in every respect.

On the score of having only a brief holiday, Ogilvie hurried on the wedding a special license was procured., apd-oa Wednesday, last week, Mr. and Mr, Ogilvie were duly united at fit _fM. Cathedral, Then, amid the congratulations of. the bride's famijy and friend, they caa\e to London en route for fije-i----co. On Thursday Ogilvie took his -why to see the sights of London, and, acted, the loving husband to perfection. Q_ fel morrow he left her at their hotel in order to collect his belongings at his 'Whelor looms in Kensington. __[ra. Ogilvlf had complained of a cold, and QgUyie 12 leaving, gave .her a glass of some ujlky liquid, which resembled ammoni_ted tincture of quinine. He told her that it wm "an excellent dose for a cold," and sat took it gratefully. The result of tae dose was a heavy sleep which lasted more than twelve hours. When she recovered consciousness it was to'find her boxes rifled of money and jewellery anei her husband gone. The day passed, and her husband did 'not return. Then she drove to' I_aV singtop to the address he had given her. There ihe learned that had called for his luggage and departedj leaying no address.

Inquiry at tho Mexican Consulate asd of the chief commercial firmp doing W ness with Mexico, failed to find any tnut of the missipg man. He Jjad (UsanpeaHi as suddenly as he came. ■' m

Forty.eight hours later 'the distracttd bride, who had returned to her parenti received a brief note from Ogilvie, »tating that he had been obliged to go away for a time, and eneloaing pawn tickets relating to her jewellery. The letter came from Paris, Since then Mrs. Ofivie has heard nothing further from hai husband, and judging by the look of things ia not liliely to 4eiurtb«r troubled by communications from him.

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MARRIED IN HASTE, Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 74, 27 March 1909

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MARRIED IN HASTE Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 74, 27 March 1909

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