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ST. LOUIS SOCIETY WOMAN WHO MARRIED 'NEGRO,
BUTLER. IN HER FAMILY, AT LAST COMMITS SUICIDE
St. Louis, April 2. Mrs. Julia Ger
hart, formerly a social. leader, di
vorced from Charles B. Gerhart,' a
wealthy real estate operator, has
After her divorce Mrs. Gerhart had
married L. W. Kellogg, a negro,
formerly a butler in the Gerhart,
home.. The marriage was kept secret
for a time, but friends of the woman
learned of her wedding. '
Then she became an outcast. She
was.no longer welcome in their
homes. She was as one dead. But
she had to go on living, her disgrace
known to the world.
Mrs. Gerhart attempted to bury her
identity in an obscure jooming house.
But the negro husband, who took
pride in his white wife,,foHowed her,
At first the rjobnJng-ouse keeper re-
f usecj to. admit him. i Thenshe, too,
learned "of the 'relatiqbetween the
black man and white woman. She
was ready to, ask Mrig. Gerhart Kel
logg to move.
With this 'last refuge taken rom
her, the despondent, woman took
Kellogg, even" after 'his; white wife
was dead, wantedltha-world to know
of the relation .that had existed be
tween them. He.?.&ppeared at the po
lice station and asked; with evident
pride, if he was wanted in connection
with her-death. '
Mrs. Gerhart andthe. negro were
married in St. Paul in November,
1912. Since that. time, the woman
has 'been morose. She and her hus
band did .not live together.
Yesterday morning she bought
four ounces of bromidia, and took
half the contents of the bottle. An
inquest will be held late Ihis after
noon. There Is a deadly parallel between
the lives of Mrs. Gerhart and Etta
Duryea, the first white "wife of Jack
Johnson. .Both women came of high
ly respected and .wealthy families.
Both gave .up everything to marry ne-
gruBH. fiyui conmntiea suiciae.
ChicHolm, Minn. Body of Mrs.,
John Mantana found with bruise on,
head. Axe lying near. Husband miss
ing. Aberdeen, S. D. Mrs, George Grif-a
fin, who killed her husband, was hur-i
ried out of town by sheriff. Crowd',
threatened to-lynch her. ' a
Springfield, III. Supreme court?
today denied motion for rehearing in J
case of Evelyn Arthur See, Absolute"
Life cult leader of Chicago, under
sentence for abduction of Mildred' r
Bridges. ' a
Paris, AdjtyfrYves Furer, military'
aviator killed when his aeroplane
turned turtle while 300 eet in air. i
London,: Mrs, Emmellne Pank-
hurst, jailed leader of British suffra
gettes, today was released onbaU
Renewed promise of good behavior.
Superior, Wis, Mrs, Archie An-5 "
drew, wife 'of Superior car conduct
tor, shot herself when her husband
took her to telegraph operator whom?
she had been seen with to tell hW
to let her alone. Died.
. Des Moines, la- Two passengers!
injured, 5 seriously hurt when C. &
"N. W. train" derailed near here todayI '
mew yorK-wm. Collier, actor,"
will auctioneer seats for athletic1
tournament fer benefit "of -flood suf
ferers at Hotel Astor tomorrow.
New York. Court of special ses"
sions has barred slot randylpachines
because they are av"menace to mori
als oif childhood." . "
A gentleman was sorely out of pa
tience byi some blunder of. his new -.
groom. "Look, here," he cried, in. his"
anger, "I won't have things done in
this way J Do you think I'm a fool?" '
"Shure, sorr,"-jsaid the groom. "Oi
can't say, son. 01 only came here .