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A Sensational Case.

We recently published the following cablegram :—"lt is publicly stated that an aristocratic divorce caße, in which a member of the liouse of Lords sought divorce from hid wifo, has been hushed up to avoid disclosures which would show that a circle of ladies of fashion are in the habit of practising the most revolting French vices." A London despatch of April 6 has the following, which no doubt refers to the above case: — " A divorce case in high life is coming on soon which will rival the famous Colin Campbell suit in sensational details. The singular feature is that no man is named as co-respon-dent. These grounds cannot be tried in tho Divorce Courts, so the husband has brought a special petition to the House of Lords, where all divorces were granted before the present divorce laws were passed in 1882. Lord Beaumont went to America, and the report here was that he had gone to look for a rich American girl willing to pay for marrying a title. He stopped awhile in New York, and finally went to San Francisco. Beaumont wss a goodlooking fellow, thirty-four years old, and a member of an ancient family in the peerage, and, though poor as a church mouse, was considered a good match by tuft-hunters. He had a creditable military record, fought bravely at the battle of Ulundi, in the Zulu war, with the Lancers, and had received orders of military merit from the King of Bavaria and the Grand Dukes of Mecklenberg and Baden; but he came back from America without a wife. Just at this time Frederick Woolson Isaacson, M.P., was coming into prominence in London society. He had married Mme. Elise, a fashionable milliner of Regent street, who used to do work for the Princess of Wales, and had amassed a comfortable fortune. After marrying Isaacson, Mme. Elise sold the business for L 50.000, bought a big house, and began to lavishly entertain. She was presented at Court, of course, and the Princess of Wales, who received her, remarked at the time that when her milliner grabbed her hand with a proud smile of recognition she did not know whether to be annoyed or amused. But madame flourished socially, and a year ago married her daughter Violet to Lord Beaumont. The bride was a petite little brunette, quite pretty, well educated by an indulgent mother, and brought her husband a snug dowry. Until three weeks ago everybody supposed that the marriage was a happy one. Now the husband petitions the House of Lords to annul the marriage on grounds that no newspaper could publish. London knows very little about the matter yet, but it can hardly be kept quiet muoh longer. There is some talk that Beaumont is willing to drop the petition and consent to an amicable separation if Isaacson will pay him well enough for it. Eminent counsel are engaged on both sides, among whom are mentioned George Lewis and Sir Horace Davey."

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A Sensational Case., Issue 7913, 22 May 1889

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A Sensational Case. Issue 7913, 22 May 1889

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