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It is not often that a wife aged eighty figures in divorce proceedings. A case has, however, just occurred in France, in which the petitioner was a woman of that age, and paralysed to boot. She possessed some property, which perhaps explains why two or three years ago she became the bride of a sailor thirty years younger than herself, whose subsequent offences seem to have ranged from getting drunk and beating his wife to mortgaging tho property and threatening to set the house on fire. The husband attempted to get the divorce set aside on the ground that there had been a reconciliation ; several witnesses having, it was alleged, seen the mutnal attentions of the happy couple. The Court, with an unspeakably grim humor, held that the fact of the reconciliation, was not sufficiently established, a paralysed wife being obliged to accept the attentions of her husband. With the addition of a few details easily supplied by an experienced hand, this story would be unpleasant enough to serve as the plot of a realistic novel. “ Mike, did you ever catch frogs ?” “Yes, sorr,” “What did you bait with?’ “ Bate ’em with a shtick, sorr.”

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Evening Star, Issue 8040, 17 October 1889

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Evening Star Issue 8040, 17 October 1889

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