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SOLICITOR AND ACTRESS

Fun her evidence was heard last week in the -Divorce Conn- at- Sydney, beforo Mr Jostire Gordon, in tho suit in which Annie i'Ma Johnston (formerly Johnson) petitioned for a dissolution of her marriajo with Arthur Algernon Johnston, a Sydney solicit cr. on the ground of misconduct with Jessie Loiineii, the well-known actress, who appeared in Dimedin in "The. Quaker Girl' n. little over a year ago. Petitioner alleged thai the misconduct took place at Sydney and other places in New Sout.h 'Wales between November 30. 1911, and April 22. 1914. E!si« Gray, in her evidence, said she had been a. maid to Mijs Jessie I.oimen when the latter occupied n. flat at 207 Mtiequario street, city. She came to stay there from April until June. Mr Johnston ivas in the house. No one else was living in that portion of the building. There were two bedrooms at the flat. She occupied one. and Miss Lonnen and Mr Johnston the other. His Honor, in giving his decision, paid that, when the petitioner forgave the respondent for tho sake of tho child of the marriage there had been condonation, hut the misconduct had been revived. In view of the additional evidence given by Miss Gray, who was Miss Lonnen's maid. His Honor now had no doubt that the respondent had been guilty of f.ho misconduct alleged. He could quite understand witnesses being reluctant to give evidence in a case of thi 1 * kind, but in the administration of justice it ■was their duty to do so. Miss Lonnen might have been most kind and considerate to Miss Gray, and he could well understand her reluctance to give evidence against Miss I.onuen. A decree nisi would be. granted, to be moved absolute in six months. He also ordered respondent to pay costs, and gavo petitioner the custody of the child of the marring*.

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SOLICITOR AND ACTRESS, Issue 15689, 31 December 1914

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SOLICITOR AND ACTRESS Issue 15689, 31 December 1914

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