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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 16, 1911, Image 4',
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' she is the;"$i;jo'o,ooo Alimony girl"
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She. Was an Actress, Married a
Rich Man, Learned ' Extrava
gance, Was Divorced, Got a
Million Alimony, 'But Couldn't
Stop Spending Money, So Now
'She is "Broke."
New York, Nov. 16. The "mil
lion . dollar alimony girl"
Ethel Stewart Elliott went into
Ethel Stewart Elliott.
bankruptcy the other day, giving
as her main asset unpaid alimony
amounting to $28,000.
" Eleven years ago, as Ethel
'S,tewart," dancing in the extrava- Wouldn't the right to recall
gmYa0,'fChfis' a'rfcTTh'e"Wdniier- fidg& 'co'iife Iff handy" now? "
ful Lamp," she danced her way
into the heart of John Love El
liott, millionaire mining man.
For a few years they were hap
py. Then came the break and
divorce in 1907. Elliott at that
time, it is said, settled $1,000,000
,Here are some of the debts
listed in Ethel Stewart El-
Holt's bankruptcy petition:
For dresses, hats and
r furs $11,600"
' Music Lessons 310
Cab hire . 205
'Saddle horses- . . - 88
Toys'.': T..... . 64
Rent" . . ' .K. 2,166
on his wife, and" allowed an extra
$20,000 yearly Yo 'support her and
th'e'iFdaughfcer. ' ,
' In the'years' since then Mrs. EI
liotf satisfied her craving for fine
clothes', for travel and a life of
ease. The million dwindled away
and now she's "broke."
, " o o ' .
He "But why does your
father object to me?"
She "Because, papa, says his
ancestors have always been gen
tlemen of leisure, and 'you work
for a living."
He "Weli, tell him I don't ex
pect to after we are married."'
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