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NEW YORK BROKEN SUED
f FOR DIVORCE
"New York, Nov. IS. Edward
B. Van Dykej an officer of tile
New York Cotton Excharige arid
a well-known broker, was sued
for divorce today by his wife,
Mrs. IrCne' A. Van Dyke.
A series of anonymous letters,
alleged to have been written by
Mrs. Gertrude Hall, who is named
as corres,pondeht,-are the basis of
Mrs. Van Dyke says she knew
nothirig,of .the infatuation of her
Husband for Mrs. Hall until 1909,
vhen she and her htisbarid were
lunching in a down-town restau
rant. SKe declares a strange wo
man entered and walked to their
table, saying to Van Dyke: "Is
this the way to" keep your prom
Van Dyke ignored the woman,
whd then sat at an adjoining table
and wrote him a note, which he
destroyed. When the wdman,
. whomjMfs. Van Dyke alleges was
Mrs. Hali, finished her lunch,, she
sent the bill ,to Van Dyke, who
i Mrs. Van Dyke became sus-
picidus,ahd'the following Sunday
says she -trailed her husband to
Mrs. Hall Vresidence, where he
remained three hours.
" A number of letters are attach
ed to' the petition, in which it is
alleged Mrs. Hali referred-to Mrs.
Van Dyke as "Xantippe? the
wjfe of Socrates, who made his
life miserable with her tongue.
Mn Van &&,& thejhf-j
ters, is-Iovmgly referred to as
J'Gobsie, and "My perfect sweet
heart." - ,
Mrs. Hall is said to live with
her two daughters on ah'estate at
Webster Hills, near Stamford,
Another Fool's Paradise,
Behold -the statesmanship of
the" court to which was Wmmit
ted the most delicate and far
reaching job of .trust legislation
ever undertaken in this coiintrv.
It has "disintegrated" tKe to
bacco trust into its original parts v
aim ueviseu a way to Keep tne y
defendants (trust-owners) from
further extending their control
of the subsidiary -cbinpahies. '.
v This is where the genfuscomes
in. -". ' -I
' The court "enjoinsv them for
three, years" 'from1- gdbbling up
"the parts" and weildingprhem as
a whole: . '
Three years isn't very big
slice of eternity. But ivhywait
even three years? What is to
prevent r.he wife, son, daughter or.
any other frietfd bf the 29 enjoin
ed conspirators from buying
stock right away? ' Papa might
lend 'em the lhoney; you know!
And they the other members of
the family are-not enjoined, and
can't be. They are not in the case
WS think the great trust solq
tida of the" court is another fool's
paradise, and that the trjust mag
nate is notrthe fool:
Pickwick has been done ino
3&f &4fe& jfoshjfoW her '
comely sides pver the old boy.