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Green Bay, - Wis. ; Cincinnati,
McKees Rocks, Pa. ; Cleveland,
Greenville, N. J. ; Superior, Wis. ;
Seattle, Wash.? Kansas City,
Peoria, 111.; Milwaukee, Spring
field, Mass.; -Scranton, Pa.;
Akron, O., and Omaha. ,
CASE MAY RESULT
Hearing of the application of
Mrs. Grace Brown Guggenheim
Wahl to have her decree ofdi
vorce from William Guggenheim,
multi-millionaire member of the
smelter trust brotherhood, set
aside, began this afternoon before
Judge Windes. Sensational de
velopments are expected.
Both parties to the decree,
which gave to the former Mrs.
Guggenheim alimony of $150,
000, have since married, but Mrs.
Wahl's marriage to Jules Roger
Wahl was annulled on his appli
cation. Guggenheim married Al
mee Lillian Steinberger, and
they have one child.
Miss Grace Brown of Chicago
married William Guggenheim in
1900. They went to live in the
Manhattan Hotel in New York,
the wife alleging in her divorce
papers that her husband feared
his brothers would be angry be
cause he had married a Gentile.
Mrs. Guggenheim began suit for
divorce in the Illinois courts 23
days after the marriage.
Mrs. Guggenheim-Wahl's pe
tition for annulment of this de
cree asserts that it is illegal and
void, because she was not a resi
dent of this state when the case
.was tried. SHe asserts that she is
still the rightful wife of the smel
The financial consideration, as
the case concerns a Guggenheim,."
naturally enters the case. Gug-,
genheim's answer to the petition
says the former wife is entitled,
to no consideration from the.
court on the grounds of neglect.,'
It is charged that, knowing the'
facts which she now sets forth "
she used the money paid to herr
as alimony and permitted the de-,
fendant to marry'again without
protest. It is also asserted she
has not tried to place herself in
the same position as when she se
cured the decree, in that she has
failed to return the money given .
her as alimony.
Interest in the case liecame in- v
tense last December when Judge"
Adelor J. Petit suddenly an
nounced that he would not hear '
the arguments after "all arrange
ments had been made. The "
judge stated that he had been
"approached." How he was "ap
proached," or how close he was
"approached" to has remained a
secret, notwithstanding a good
deal of oratory by members of the
Bar Association and other judges.
Judge Petit remained silent.
If the petition of Mrs. Guggen- '
heim-Wahl is granted, unusual ,
legal complications and queer
tangles will result. William Gug- "
genheim will find that he has ac
quired, while one brother was ac
quiring a seat in the senate, and
all of them were trying to ecquire
Alaska, two wives. The first one .
will be the ljeal wife, and the sec- ,
ond will get any small crumbs of