WOES OF A GRANDEE.
SEEKING: DIVORCE THROUGH FEAR
-...'.'■'Of HIS WIFE. Madrid is convulsed with merriment by the tale of the troubles, of a great household, troubles which have ended, in a suit for divorce by a hen-pecked grandee. The gentleman is married to a lady some years his senior and his inferior in rank. Madame is a vigorous personality, accustomed to having her own way, even if she has to use her lists to get it. Her husband's opposition to her wishes has often been crushed, the tale runs: by force majeure. On a recent Sunday the coble family, with their retainers, were at service in the private chapel of the husband's splendid residence, when madame fell furiously upon an inattentive chauffeur, chased him down the aisle and through a garden, and was brought up in mid-career by a motorcar, behind which the fugitive' hid. The furious lady beat the car with all her force and seriously damaged it. She told her protesting husband that she had a poisoned dagger with which she meant to kill him, and the poor gentleman took the precaution of getting some male friend to take every-meal with him as a, measure of protection. Mailers came to a head on the following Thursday, when madame so belaboured and reviled her husband that he. escaping from her clutches, ran desperately to a magistrate and unfolded his (ale of woo. The magistrate and two attendants went back to the house, and ill madame's presence the husband swore- that he went in daily terror of his life. Madame has been removed to a convent, and will, remain there while the husband's divorce proceedings are being carried on.
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