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TOE OMAHA ILLUSTRATED EEE.
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Rural Free Mail Delivery for the Farmers Some of the Problems
I have been necessary to explain.
em, what rural free delivery Is.
Today the words, "Rural Free
Pellvcry," and even the letters, "R. F. P.."
are an fanilllnr to the mass of the people,
as the word "Postofflce."
For the fiscal year 1S97 the total appro
priation for rural free delivery rinly HO.OTJ)
and the number of routes only forty-four.
As late as 19mi the total appropriation wu
only $o(i.(ig and the number of routes only
l,27tl. Within four years the total appro
priation had grown, in round numbers, tc
llS.iiffl,iO, and the number of routes to
24. 0). For the ensuing liscal yeur there
will be expended for farmers' free delivery
alone the sum of about ja.Oto.flufl.
It Is mervelous and astounding develop
ment, practirally all of It within the spare
of only ten years, and most of It within
four or five years. The farmers of no
states In the union have shared more liber
ally than those of Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas
and the west In the blessings of this ser
vice. In 13MJ the first rural free delivery
route In Nebraska was established at
Tecumseh, the carrier then receiving 1300
per annum. On May 1, 196, there
were in operation In this one state
874 routes, with a monthly carrier
pay roll of tv5"n, or over Jnn.ftoo annu
ally; the carrlt rs receiving pay at the
rate of J7l'0 a year and distributing mall
to a number of families estimated nt 65. WW,
In Iowa there were 2.076 rural routes and
In Kansas 1,446.
When we remember, Including cities and
all nonfarmlng population, there are only
210,(100 families In Nebraska, and that largo
portions of the state are Btill sparsely
settled, we have the astonishing fact that
the great Vnajorlty of those engaged In
agricultural Industry receive their letters,
newspapers and other mall delivered at
their very doors at the farm every day.
In Pally Touch with Events.
Every day the farmers of this section are
In direct touch through the newspapers
and their mall with all the happenings of
the world, with the market reports and
weather forecasts, and with everything
that could be of value or Interest to them.
Not only so, but the rural service enables
them to communicate with great rapidity
among themselves. The Influence of such a
system Is enormous. It has revolutionized
farm life, doing away with its isolation
Tersely Told Tales
Woman with a History.
WEI.IDRESSED and sharp-faced
woman entered a lawyer's office
and very shortly was standing by
"I beg your pardon," she said
to the lawyer, "but can you spare me a few
moments ot your valuable time?"
"I am very busy, madame," he replied,
"but if you have anything of importance
to communicate. I shall be glad to hear
It. Pray be seated."
"Thank you no," she said. looking
round In a nervous way at the clerks,
"I am a woman with a history, and "
"Excuse me," apologized the lawyer,
anticipating a fee. "Perhaps you had
better ip into my private office where
we will not bo interrupted."
She thanked him and they went Into
the adjoining room.
"Now," he said, when they were seated,
"I presume you wish to consult me 6n
this matter of your history?"
"Yes, sir. That Is why I am here."
"Very well proceed. Anything you may
ay to me will be heard In the strictest
confidence. You were saying you were a
woman with a history?" this very sym
pathetically, as an encouragement.
"Yes, sir," she began as she laid a docu
ment before him. "It is a history of Na-
poleon Bonaparte in eighteen monthly parts
at $2 a part, and "
The lawyer threw up his hands but she
had him, and he could not get away
until he put down his name. Now, when
"a woman with a history" is mentioned
In his hearing. It causes a cold chill to
run down his back. Chicago Journal.
Car "Merrymeetlng" was Just sweeping
gracefully around a curve on the occasion
of the recent reunion of Glover's band
of Auburn, when Howard Eaton began
"When I am off on a vtlme like this I
' always think of my friend, Tim Murphy.
) the actor. You know him, don't you? You
: know Tim Is a great fellow for good
yarns, and ills favorite custom is to come
out in front of the curtain (after about
six curtain calls) and tell some of them.
Here's one that I heard him tell to a
packed house one night, when I was sit
ting down in the row that has no hair
on top of its head.
" "A couple of Irish friends of mine.'
aid he,' 'were doing New York. Pretty
noon they came to Tiffany's window.
" "Mike," said Pat. 'How would you
like to have your pick out of all those
gewgaws, begorry?" .
" 'Oh, faith,' aald Mike. 'I would a
durned sight rather have me shovel.' "
Lieutenant Peary was praising tea as a
cold weather drink.
"In our dash for the pole." he said, "It
will be hot tea that we will depend on
rather than Peebles ham."
"Yes, Peebles ham," said Lieutenant
Peary. "Did you never hear ot Peebles
ham? Well, this Is the story:
"There were two old Scotchwomen, Mrs.
MacWhlrter and Mrs. McBean, who met on
the road one day.
nd Mrs. MacWhlrter
" 'laosh me, woman, yer far frae ham
" 'Aye,' says Mrs. McBean. 'I was Just
yont at Peebles. Sanders Micabb, o'
Teebles. keers rale guld ham. Oor John, ye
ken. likes a bit guid ham. and Is aye Yarn
mertn' abuot the ham belli' ower fat and
" "Cor Tom.
the same way
wl' his ham.
Nabb a trial.'
says Mrs. MacWhlrter. 'Is
There's nae plcasln' o' him
Fallh. I'll hae to gle Mac-
"So Mrs. MacWhlrter Journeys Into
Peebles, and she says to Sunders MacNabb,
" 'Gle't a pund o' yer ham.'
" 'What kind,' says Sanders, 'wad '
" 'Oh, Just the kind that Mrs. McBean
gets.' says the lady.
"MacNabb smiled faintly.
" 'A' i lcht,' says he. 'Whaur's yer
bottle?' "New York Tribune.
Must Keep Ilia Promise.
Mayor Weaver of the awakened city of
Philadelphia was talking to a reporter
about a very astute and wily polttkf.n.
"It is difficult, " said the mayor, "to get
this man tr do anything he doesn't want
to do. Cornered, he advances argument
after argument against the course you de
sire him to pursue. He begins with weak
arguments. You think you've got him, but
Just as victory appears assured, he puts
forth a final argument that Is insuperable,
a dual argument that floors you thor
oughly. "The fellow U Ilka tho fickle aallor ot tho
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RURAL FREE DELIVERY ROUTE NO.
and loneliness. Still less can we set bounds
to it as an educational Influence.
A system of such manifold blessings,
maintained at such cost by the government,
ought to be appreciated. It Is new yet
and Is yet to bo completed, and Its service
developed and Improved. The Joint I want
to emphasize Is the responsibility of the
postmasters for the efficiency of this mar
velous system. A vast and complicated
machine Is required, but, after all, the
essential part of the work rests upon the
por.tmasters. Tho carriers who dally dis
tribute the malls along their routes are
under the control of the postmaster from
whose office the route emanates, They
start from his office, where the mail Is
prepared, and return with It to their col
lections. Their conduct, their reports,
their relations to the public. In short, the
whole service In the first Instance falls
within their Jurisdiction. Upon their intel
ligence, zeal and faithfulness the efficiency
of the service depends.
Nothing Is more Important for the ser
vice than good country roads. The farmer
can do much by seeing the road authorities,
stirring them up, or interesting enterpris
ing patrons in this work.
The farmer can likewise help In securing
approved mall boxes. After the depart
ment spends millions of dollars to bring the
mall home to them there are not a few
farmers who are so neglectful as to have
only old broken boxes or wooden boxes
that are not weatherproof as receptacles
Both Grim and Gay
old romance. This sailor was strong, hand
some and gn-y. The girls liked him, and he,
I fear, liked the girls. The following con
versation one moonlight night In the tropics
passed between him and a young woman.
" 'Then, Jack, when shall we be mar
ried?' " 'But I promised my wife, sweetheart,
that I would never marry a second time."
"The young girl, beautiful In the flatter
ing moonlight, murmured:
" 'Would you cast me off for the sake of
a promise to a dead woman?"
" 'But she Isn't dead yet," said ihe fickle
aallor." Cleveland Plain Dealer.
What Sandy Saw.
A Scotch minister and his friend, who
were coming home from a wedding, began
to consider the state Into which their pota
tions at the wedding feast had left them.
"Sandy," said the minister, "Just stop a
minute here till I go ahead. Maybe I don't
walk very steady, and the good wife might
remark something not Just right"
He walked ahead of the servant for a
short distance and then asked:
"How is It? Am I walking straight?"
"Oh, ay," answered Sandy, thickly, "ye'r
a' recht but who's that who's wl' you?"
Blight Chnnwe Ills Mind.
The marriage service had proceeded with
out a hitch so far, but the responses proved
a stumbling block. Neither the groom nor
his partner had received much in the "ed
dicatlon" line; so, when the parson. In his
most dignified tone, asked the usual ques
tion: "Wilt thou have this woman to be
thy wedded wife?" Jack immediately an
swered: "I "ull."
"You must say 'I will.' " corrected the
cleric, and asked the question over again.
"1 'ull," responded Jack, more firmly
The Irate clergyman threatened to stop
the service altogether If the response was
not properly given. That was too much
for Sally, who broke in quite sharply:
"Gam along wld ye, mon; thee 'ull 'ave
our Jack sayln' he won't in a minute or
two wld ye worryln'."
The service was resumed. Manner's Ad
vocate. Monament of Patience.
Bishop Ellison Capers, In an address at
Columbia, S. C, praised the virtue of pa
tience. "We may have Industry," he said, "so
triety. ambition all the virtues that make
success; and yet, without patience, we will
"A young man was overheard on a street
corner, the other night, reproaching a
young girl. That young man was patient.
He' had so highly developed this excellent
quality that I shall not be surprised some
day to see him a millionaire, a college
president, or even a bishop.
"The young man said, as the young girl
drew near him, on the corner:
" 'What a time you have kept me wait
ing?' "The girl tossed her head.
" 'It is onl'- 7 o'clock,' she said, 'and I
didn't promise to be here till quarter of.'
"The young man smiled a calm and pa
" 'Ah. yes.' he said, 'but you have mis
taken the day. I have been waiting for
you since last evening.' "New York Tri
bune. Sobering I'l the Diplomat.
The story had reference to a former sen
ator of the United States who about the
year 1S10 was sent to Russia as minister.
There were various evidences in the arch
ives of the legation that sobriety was not
this gentleman's especial virtue, and among
them very many copies of notes In which
the minister, through the secretary of the
legation, excused himself from keeping en
gagements at the Foreign office on th
ground of "sudden Indisposition."
Mr. Prince told me that one day this
minister's valet, who was an Irishman,
came to the consulate and said: "OI'll not
stay with his Igslllincy anny longer; Ol've
done vld him."
"What's' the trouble now?" said Mr.
"Well," said the man. "this morning Ol
thought It was tolme to get his lgslllincy
out of bed for he l.ad been drunk about
a week and in bed most of the tolme. and
so Ol went to him and says, gentle-lolka,
'Would your lgslllincy have a cup of cof
fee?' when he rose up and shtruck me in
the face. Or! that Oi took him by the
collar, lifted Mm out of bed, took him
across the room, showed him his ugly
face in the glass and Oi said to htm, says
Ol: 'Is thlm the eyes of an lnvoy extraorrr
dlnary and minlsther pllnlpotentiarryl" "
Autobiography of Andrew D. Wnlto.
X BH ELTON, BUFFALO COCNTT. NEB.
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RURAL DELIVERY CARRIERS READY
Make Their Dally Delivery.
for the mall. Surely if this la pressed It of human nature. In the original estab
can be cured and the boxes placed where llshment of routes and In their rea.rrange-
...... KA that ka AB.rla, niAnt Lhleh In often renlllred In lavlnir
will not have to cross a ditch or lose time, out county service, nearly every patron 1.
or If it bo at cross-roads, several boxel anxious to have the service located so that
Bhould be placed at the same corner. the mall will be delivered at a box at
, his front gate. He can show the govern-
Collisions with Human Mature. ment Just how the route should run, the
In this service we collide with a good deal main point, In his view, being his own
Another Crop of Which Nebraska
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MR. AND MRS. JOHN HOYE OF OMAHA AND THEIR FAMILY, ASSEMBLED TO CELEBRATE THE GOLDEN WED
DING ANNIVERSARY, AUGUST 2, 1905.
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MR. AND MRS. THOMPSON E. MICKEL OF CINCINNATI. O.. AND THEIR DESCENDANTS, GATHERED AT THE HOMH
OF THOMAS E. MICKE1. OF OMAHA. AUGUST . 136.
- FORTY - TWO UNITED STATES MAIL
TO START FROM fOSTOFFICE TO
AT THE HOME OF DR. H. O. HARRIS,
ol Fifty Years of Wedded
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Mickel Family Meets al Golden Wedding Reunion
BOXES ON ONE SECTION CORNER.
house. Rut It is of course impossible to
do this. When a numbei of persons ride
a horse somebody lias to rldo behind. The
rural service lias so worked the miracle
that the majority may ride In front, that
they may get their mall by stepping out
of their front door. Yet It is Impossible
to fix it so that a few will not have to
go a quarter or a half of a mile to receive
their mall. The rule Is, "The greatest
good to the greatest number." It Is out
of the application of this rule, conscien
tiously and carefully enforced, that a vast
mass of protests and complaints, many of
them very strenuous, arise.
These difficulties are very perplexing in
county service that is, where a whole
county Is laid out so that hardly any
patron will be more than half a mile
distant. There are twenty such counties
in Nebratika. Rurt, Washington, Sarpy,
Douglas. Cass, Otoe, Nemaha. Richardson,
Pawnee. Johnson. Saunders. York,
i"cas,'r: 9' A(5am"' J"". 8a.
"uch counties In Iowa, as follows:
In operation: Benton, Buchanan, Dela-
ware, Des Moines, pubuaue. Hardin, Har-
r ."". "'-'"e. im tt1-,
. w.'-i?-..-' - .-
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rison, Marshall, Story, Van Buren, Wash
ington, Cerro Oorda, l.ee. Polk. Winne
bago, Oreen-. Madison, Page, Keokuk. Ply
mouth and Scott.
If a patron has had a box In front of
his door and It has to be moved a quarter
or a half mile in the rearrangement In
order to rTive the people of a whole
county to best advantage, then Rome Is
likely to howl.
The planning of a county service Is
too often a thankless task for the rurnj
ngent who dors the work. The many ti
whom service Is extended under the new
plan are never heard from, but the few
who ore discommoded In order that the
many may be nfforded service often, seem
ingly without regard for the rlcht or wel
fare their neighbors, serd In long pro
tests agnlnst the changes. More than half
of these protests are signed by many
people who are not actually affected, and It
Is nt Infrequently the rase that such
protests sometimes maliciously, but more
often because of a lack of knowledge of
the lines of the service under the new ar
rangement grossly misrepresents the facts,
and In a few cases the agent is vllllfted
because of his failure to recommend as
close a service as everyone desired, when
under the rules of the department he could
not do so.
Kone rnrposely nissnmmoded.
No one Is purposely discommoded In lay
ing out county service or In the location
of any route, and this fact cannot be too
carefully Impressed upon the public mind.
It would be Impossible to emphasize in
a detailed way all the points that are es
sential In the dally round of duties to en
force, to maintain the efficiency of the
There are Innumerable annoyances. It Is
true, but so there are In any business. It
must be remembered that the extension
of rural mall delivery Into a community
does not debar its patrons from receiving
at the postofflce, If called for during the
regular office hours, any mail matter that
may have arrived after the rural carrier's
departure to serve his route. It Is not
required that a rural patron rent a box
in the postofflce for such local delivery.
Nebraska, Iowa and Kansas have fared
well in the rural mall service no state in
the union has fared better. These people
were quick to see its advantages and to
demand a share In them. This service puts
them In direct communication with the
great business, commercial and social
Curious and Romantic Capers of Cupid
Old Love Still Strong.
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I forty years, William P. Jackson
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UL illUIH.IHD, J..-C, I.IIU illlB. HI.IJ
P. Marr of China, were again
married, both declaring that they
had made a mistake in securing a divorce.
The ceremony wag" performed by the Rev.
E. Judson Hatch, who recited the events
of the pnst lives of the couple and admon
ished them to live in happiness In the fu
ture and not let tho green-eyed monster
again enter their home.
Mr. Jackson was first married to Mrs.
Marr, then a maiden of much beauty,
long before tho civil war was started.
They reared a large family of children,
but when the call for volunteers was
sent from Washington, Jackson forgot his
family and was one of the first men to
enlist in the state of Maine. He served
four years, was wounded .several times
and returned to his home a physical
wreck, brought about by long confinement
In rebel prisons. As his health was re
turning to him Mr. Jackson and his wife
had an estrangement which resulted In
Both married as soon as they separated
and to each came children. Mrs. Jackson
died so'me time ago and Mrs. Marr's hus
band was killed in an accident about the
same time. A few weeks ago the man and
woman met at Montvtlle, where they had
come to visit the children by their first
marriage. The latter made overtures to
the parents, their differences of the past
were overlooked and a mlnlste was sent
for. After the ceremony both husband
and wife said they were sorry for what
they had done forty years ago and prom
ised that they would live together during
the rest of their lives.
Cremates Herself for I.ove.
Miss Lucy Monroe, a beautiful youns
heiress, daughter of the president of three
Michigan banks, and for a time a figure
In Chicago society, burned herself to death
in the orchard near Jhe family's summer
home at South Haven, Mich., because of
a parental opposition to her betrothal to
an English nobleman. A coroner's Jury
found that the girl had committed suicide
while temporarily Insane. The verdict was
based on the manner of the girl's self
destruction, which was caused by setting
fire to her clothing after she had drenched
herself with two gallons of benzine.
It was stated by intimate friends of the
girl that she had chosen death rather than
give up an Englishman of title, whom she
met In Europe and to whom she was be
trothed. The relatives of Miss Monroe are
said to have vigorously objected to the
match, which was seml-offlcially announced
three weeks ago, when Miss Monrue re
turned from the continent. -
Loved One Iild Not Kilat.
A remarkable story of a phantom lover,
who was never seen by the person whom
he Is supposed to have loved so passion
ately, Is attracting the attention of the
London police. Mary Hilda Day, who re
sides with her husband at Clapham Com
mon, and who has been before the courts
charged with converting a check for $:0)
to her own purposes, before her marriage
was employed as a lady's maid at a housn
In Mayfalr, where a Belgian woman named
Marin de Sihryver was also In service.
The prisoner, so the allegation goes, got
this woman's confidence, and told her of
a certain Pr. Hlnstead, who, sh said,
bad fallen desperately In love with her.
She believed the story and was Delighted
with the engagement. Bouquets of flow
ers and bottles of wine came f ir her In
his rame. She was anxious to see him,
but It was explained that the doctor could
not even enter into a correspondence with
Uer until she left S"rvier. Apartments were
found for her by the prisoner, but her
lover never put In an appearance. One
d:iy the prisoner runheil In und explained
that they were both accused of steuling
Jewelry and that money was needed to
avoid arrest. Upon these and other rep
resentations she finally handed over to
the prisoner a check or $:i0. It was
ad. led that the woman, wh. succeeded In
deceiving her as to her lover, succeeded
in depriving her of even her clothing
llefy Stern Parents.
Miss Jessie Uuig, a prominent society
girl of Burlington, la, the daughter of
C. E. Burg of the C. E. Burg Wajun com
pany, eloped to Chicago, where hhe was
married to Will lilntllff, traveling auditor
of the Frisco system, with headquarters
at Bt. Ixuli He Is a relative of Vice Presi
dent Douglas of the Frisco.
The news was given out hy the father.
Tho announcement came as a shock to
the town, and the mother of the girl Is
aald to be prostrated by the announcement.
Ml Burg Is beautiful, and one of the
world, and they are eager to use It. They
want the dally and weekly newspapers and
they are alert to employ such a powerful
agency for business and practical ends.
The demand for rural free delivery ser
vice comes from many quarters where a
yet it Is Itnixisslblc to meet It. lr tha
rood of the service It Is necessary for the
department In rslabllshlr.g routes to draw
the line somewhere. It Is absolutely neces
sary to limit . the establishment of the.
service to sections where the population
Is sufficiently dense to Justify the expense.
If there were tu requirements with re
gird to the trimber of people to bo served,
the cjpense of the service would soon reach
such prorortlons ; to endanger the popu
larity of ti e entire system.
We have In NchrasK. for example, a
territory ot more than 7'V0i square miles,
but of very unequal density of population,
the heaviest population, of course, being tn
the eastern and central portions of tho
state. But our population Is rapidly In
creasing, especially In the western coun
ties. With this Increase of population will
come an Increased demand for rural frea
delivery service. The department la nil tho
time putting In new routes; It Is steadily
laying out more county service. The de
partment Is und. r ibe direction of pr
gresslve men. and I am sure It Is In
sympathy with the purposes of the rural
mall service and has Its Interest at heart.
With special reference to the service, too
much attention cannot be given to tho
public ron.ls. Much remains to Improvo
the public highways. There Is hardly a
case but more people could be better ac
commodated In the Installation of service,
or fewer people discommoded In the estab
lishment of county service, If our system
of public roads were perfected. Complaints
of being seriously discommoded because of
the arrangement of county service would
bo lessened by one-half If promises to open
and repair roads and bridges were kept.
It Is too often the case that the depart
ment does Its part, while those who re
ceive the benefits of the service forget
I put great stress uporf the matter of
improving the roads. I; la impossible to
put too much stress upon It. In my opin
ion the department In the future will have
to be steadily more strict and severe In the
requirements regarding the roads. I do
not see how it can take any other course
If this service Is to bo what It ought to be.
CHARLES E. LLEWELLYN.
Division Supt. Rural Free Delivery.
most popular girls In Burlington. Her en
gagement to Blntllff had been known to In
Wllklns E. Bintllff is a son of Mr. and
Mrs. E. H. Blntllff of 5540 Clemens ave
tiue, St. Louis. He is 25 years of age and
has been a resident of St. Louis for about
three years, coming here from Wisconsin.
The young man's father stated last night
that he had received no word from the
young couple, but that he was not alto
gether surprised to hear that they had been
"My son and Miss Burg have known
tach other for a little more than two
years," he said. "They met while each was
visiting friends In Chicago, and it was
what is now generally termed a case of
love at first sight. They expected to be
married next fall, and, although no an
nouncement of their engagement has ever
been made, both families knew of their
Mr. Blntllff stated that he expects his
son and his young wife to make their home
with him In this city. Miss Burg visited
the Blntllffs here during the World's fair,
and since the close of the exposition, and
was well known In West End circles.
Consul Snes for Fees.
The matrimonial troubles of Miss Carlotta
Hart of Columbus, O., formerly Mine. Jules
Tukacs De KIs Joka, are the basis of an
other suit In common pleas court. Charles
Hart of the Hart Manufacturing company,
father of Miss 'Hart, is defendant in the
suit flleil yesterday. Hector De Castro,
United States' consul general at Rome,
Italy, wants J0 alleged to be due him for
attorney's fees for Bervices rendered Mr
Hart early In 1504.
The marriage of Miss Hart and the
young Hungarian nobleman occurred In
January, 19CH, In London, England. Tho
match met with considerable opposition
from the girl's parents, and after several
chases over Europe, Mme. Pe KIs Joka
and her parents returned to this city,
where an action for divorce was Instituted
by the young wife. Takacs followed his
bride to Cleveland and sought In every way
to effect a reconciliation. His efforts were
in vain, however, and a divorce was granted
in March of this year.
It .was during the exciting weeks fol
lowing the marriage that Pe Castro says
he earned his fees as attorney. He Is prac
ticing In the courts at Rome, he says, and
was put to great expense of time and
money in assisting Hart In untangling the
financial knot resulting from the marriage.
He attended litigation relating to the de
fendant's daughter and son-in-law, he says,
and spent more than J 10 in telegraph tolls
and similar' expenses.
He has asked Hart for a settlement of
the claim, he declares, but no part of the
bill has been paid. He wants the courts
In this country to assist him in the col
lection. Fortoue-Telllnn and Dlvoree.
Fortunt telling as a aide Issue to dlvoroe
and matrimony Is oddly revealed In the ac
tion of Nmhiiuii'l Gibbs Ingraham, grand
son of Justice Ingraham of the New
Yoik oupreme court, against his wife,
who was formerly Edyth Newcombe Ward,
says a cablegram from Edlnburg, Scotland.
Mr. Ingraham claims a year under an
ante nuptial agreement and also JI.OJ per
year by a boi'd uiieged to have been
grunted In his favor
Mrs. Ingraham fays she was duped Into
giving the- contract and bond. She alleged
that after her He; nratiou from her first
husband. Keglnald II. H'urd, ingraham In
lined her by "various Insidious devices
like fortune telling'' to Institute divorce
proceedings against Ward and al.so Induced
her husband to consent to tho proceedings.
Mr. ai.d Mrs. Ward were ill.orced In 1j3,
and Mrs. Ward tlivn married Ingraham.
Before the marriage Mrs. Ward bays she
was taken to u luwyr's office and was
induced to sign un ante-nuptial settlement
contract without reading the papers or
knowing what they contained Ingraham
says the defendant pmff.ied marriage to
him first und be declined, but afterwards
consented to please l.er, as she was In poor
Mrs War. I was Miss Edyth Newcombe,
of Kentucky, daughter of 11. Victor New
romlie, at on tiis.u an important factor on
Wall street. Itet,:i,ald 11. Ward, who was
known In I.on! n a.i Count Ward, was at
one time Itouir.anian consul there.
At one period of 111 career Ward was
known as the "Copper King." He is a Bos
tonlan by birth. The Wards were married
In New York November 26, lv-S, and were
divorced here May 15, Mr. and Mr.
Ingraham were married la Uie IwUvwlug
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