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TO KEEP BOTH WIVES
Lynn, Mass., Sept 14. With
full permission of the law, Mat
thew Connell, Jr., wealthy shoe
manufacturer, is going to remain
the proud and happy- possessor of
Further, wife No. 2 says that
she will not sUe for divorce, but
will continue to bear Connell's
Connell married hlsfifst wife
six years ago in Lynn. One year
later, he Went on a business trip
to Portland, Me., and, for rea
sons best known to himself, went
under the name of John 'A, Hen
ning. In Portland, he met and wooed
and won Laura. CavanaUgh. He
set her up in housekeeping in
Dorchester as "Mrs. John A.
Eleven months ago, "Mrs.
Henning" got wise to Connell,
and went to see wife No. 1. They
held a grand lodge of sorrow to
gether, and theri "Mrs. kenning"
went to live with the stepmother
of Connell's first wife, less than a
mile from the bigamist's Lynn
Last week, Connell was arrest
ed for bigamyk The case was
clear, but Connell was Wealthy,
Aand there was an "arrangement."
The result of the "arrangement"
was that Connell was fined only
$100 and turned loose.
It was Judge Churchill, of tile
Dorchester court, Boston, who
imposed the $100 fine.
This same Churchill yesterday
sentenced Mrs. Mary Stanton to
an indeterminate period in jail
because she had sold furniture
bought on the installment plan
arid not fully paid for, to keep her
baby and herself from starving
dfter her husband deserted her. t
The case of Mrs.. Stantort was I
so pitiful, that District Attorney
Pelletier personally pleaded for
her release. Pelletier's influence I
got her out of jail, and Pelletier j
met her outside the prison and r
gave her $10 to get to her parents ..
Connell has a six-year-old 1
daughter by his first wife, and a r
five-year-old son by his second. 3
" SYSTEM TOO MODERN - ,
Pa had decided that little Tohn- i
nie should learn his alphabet in a i
more interesting manner 'than f
had hitherto been the case. With I
this idea he had invented a sys
tem of his own, which was a
great improvement on the "A
stands for Auntie, B stands for -Bat"
The first lesson was to be quite
short. It was,, too. ..
''Now, then, Johnnie," said pat- T .
erfamilias, "J stands for Johnnie." '
"J stands for Johnnie1 said the 7
"M. stands for Me," went on a
"M. stands for You," said
"No, no; Y for You," corrected q ,
"No; J for me!" exclaimed 3
Theh father found it was bed-i
xJat, drink andbe carefuL- :