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THE WACO NEWS, FRIDAY MAY 20 1892.
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1 ronn Jar Jams 121-2 emits.
5ino cigars per box 11.75.
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Bfst goods, loweBt prices.
finest candtea In Waco.
WHEN AT THE MUZZLE OF A GUN
A VnutiK Swiiln Took Unto Illmiolf
u Wifo Sucniincli lie Miea lor Di
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Kv-ry morning nt 5 o'cloolc Home open from
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It is not only low prices but high
quality we claim.
DALLas Screen Co.
Joe Lehman's restaurant is open
all night now. The best in tbe city
to get a meal
Tho groat bankrupt stock of D.
Domnon & Bro , is being auotionod
off day and night. Unparallolled bar
Aro you annoyed by the dies? If so
send your order to CurtU & Orand for
soreen doors and window.
Ticket for Firemen's Benefit, good
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It is just what Ub name implies; an
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or cold, try it. Pnoo 50 cents. Sold
by W. B. Morrison & Co.
Men's Low Shoes,
$.1.50, $2.00, $2.50,
Tho trial of a divorce suit in tho
district court, Htylod V! It. Norwood
vs. Gertrude Carter, which oominono
ed yosterday aftomoon and which,
from tho pleadings, promised develop
ments of quito a sensational character
was out short about noon today by
This suit grew out of an alleged
forced marriago between the parties,
on February 20, 18o2, an account of
which appoared in The News at tho
The plaintiff's petition alleged that
on tho above date the oeremony of
marrisgo between plaintiff and de
fendant was oclebrated and performed
according to tho forms of law,
license having-, on Baid day, been for
maly issued and tho ceremony per
formed by an offuer authorized by law
to perform tho same, but that while in
answer to questions propounded by
said officers in conneotioa with the
obtaining ot said license and during
tho said marriage coremony, ho ap
peared to voluntarily answer the ob
ligations of a legal marriage with the
defendant, ho in truth and in fact did
not eo assert and agreo to said mar
riage, but was unlawfully oonstrained
and compelled by foroe and arms, and
against his will, to ontor into said
marriage) relation with defendant
Ucforo the porlorinanoo ol tho cere
mony '.he actendant knowing tuo 11 u
willingness and rofusal of plaintiff to
marry her nnd oon&piring with
E. 0. Overby and E. E. Lark and
others, and aided and abetted by
said persons, by force and arms and
threats to take tho life of plaintiff if
he refused to cobidIv with their de
mand or offered resistance, compelled
plaintiff to aocompany thom to tho
court houso and to apply far and ob
tain the marriago liceneo and indloato
asEent to the porformanco of tho mar
riago oeremony with tho defendant;
that though ho rohearsed and assumed
tho marriago vows, yet his aesont was
not voluntarily and freely given, and
thereforo the said marriage was illegal,
null and void.
Tho petition further alleges that he
rcfusod to rcconize defendant as bis
wife or tho binding efieot of any obli
gation assumed at or imposod by said
illegal marriago and still refuses and
will ever refuso to in any way ro
cognize said ooremony as a vrlii and
The plaintiff thereforo prayed for a
doorce annulling tho pretondod mar.
riago and declaring tho samo null and
Tho dofendaot's answer avered
that she was not sued in her truo or
right Dame; that hor namo is Ger
trude Norwood' That Gertrudo Car
ter was her maiden name. but. that on
the 20th day of February 1892 she
was then his lawful uife That said
marriage was lawfully polomnized at
the request of plaintiff, with his free
wi'l and with his consent freely and
voluntarily given thereto. Tho de
fendant further denied all and singu
lar tho allegations in plaintiff's peti
tion and that they aro insufficient in
law to eutitlo him to a decreo of di
voroo. defendant's onoss hill,
The defendant's cross bill contained
the additional averments; that on the
day succeeding the marriage tho
plaintiff ortielly abandoned her and
left her without any means of support
and an outcast dopendant upon the
charities of the world wtthout hor con
Bent and arjrainBt her protest; and
since Biid abandonment tho plaintiff
has commenced a systenntio course of
cruelties and outrages towards and
upon tho defendant which rondored
their further living together as hus
band and wifo insupportable; that
plaintiff has cruolly and maliciously
and falsely endoavored to further
crush and disgrace her by stating in
the heanngot a number of persons that
sho was a lewd porfon before thoir
marriage and without virtuo or chas
tity; and that she had been guilty of
lowd and immoral oonduot with othor
men, which Baid statement tho de
fondant pronounced falso and wilfully
mado for tho sole purpose of oreating
false impressions and sympathy with
and from tbo public.
Tho defendant avered and freely ad
mitted that prior to tho marriage she
did havo intercourse with tho plain
tiff, but with no other man has she
ever aoteu in any manner unbecoming
a true and virturous maiden and that
sho had never had intercourse with
him till after September 2Uth when
ho had asked and obtained the con
sent of hor foster mother to their
marriago. Trusting nnd loving him,
the defendant on tno night of Septem
ber 20th 1891, about 8 or 9 o'olook
plaintiff took ber to a room in tho
court houso whero he had previously
stationed two men one of whom per
sonated an officer legally authorized to
perform tho rites of matrimony, whilo
tho othor aoted as witness, pronouno
ed tho usual words of the rites of mat
rimony and pronounced the plaintiff
aud defendant husband and wifo
Tho defendent believing up to Febru
ary 20, 1892 that the hrst ceremony
was lawful demtnded that the plain
tiff rlUnlnso their marriace to her
friends and to tho world, but plaintiff
informed hor that they wore not mar
ried, but that tho ceremony was un
lawful. The defendant averod that
after said false marriago ceremony she
and plaintiff had intercourse as man
That is the kind of a move which is made by purchasers of our
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and wife and in consequence thereof
she will becomo a mother in four or
five months. Tho polition sot forth
tho property the defendant is possei-
scd of and prayed alimony and moans
of support for herself and her expect
cd child be granted her.
Tho plaintiff filed his replication to
defendant's original answer and cross
bill whioh avorod that the
pretended marriago was
brought about by force aud
threats and that plaintiff never
consented to said pretended marriago.
Plaintiff denied that ho ever lived
with, cohabited with or had any
sexual intercourse with her sinco his
forced, protended and so oalled mar
riage. Tho cvidonco on tho part of tho
defendant was dosed about 1U:.10
thiB morning when tbe fkbt witness
on the part of tho defendant was in
tjoduced. Several witnesses for dofendrnt, in
cluding tho defendant herself, wcro
introduced and all acknowledged that
fores was used to bring about tho mar
riage, whereupon Judge Goodrioh cut
off any further testimony and ontercd
the decreo of divorce, lor tho reason
that it was shown that iho marriago
was under duress and honoe void.
A great number of wit
nesses woro summoned on tho part of
tho plaintiff, it is said, to prove tho
allegations of tho plaintiff with regard
to the want of chastity on the part of
defendant but it was thought not
necessary to introduce them.
The plaintiff was represented by
Poarre nnd Bojnton and Jones, Ken
dal and Sleeper, and the defendant by
Judge W. II. Leasing.
Complaint has been filed before
Justice Harrison against tho plaintiff
for eeductiou, and he has been arrested
on that charge. IIo waived examina
tion and gavo bond to await tho action
of tho next grand jury.
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Fresh strawberries, ripe bananas
and fresh vegetables at reduced prices
for tomorrow onl. at the Bargian
Store of 0. J. Miller's,
717 Austin Ave.
New Styles ! New Goods !
Dr. Pratt Admittod to Ball.
Dr. Pratt, who killed J. M. Price at
Mudtown, near Aquilla, Wednesday,
waived his examinating irial at Aquilla
yesterday and v.as admitted to bail in
the sum of 2000 to await the action
of the Hill county grand jury Tho
general sentiment of the people in the
vicinity of the killing is in favor of
Dr. Pratt. The testimony of the only
eye-witness is, that it was done in
Used in Millions of Homes ad Years the Standa
Miller's bargains for Saturday.
Kingan's sugar cured hams at
12 1-2 cents a pound.
Kingan's sugar cured breakfast ba
con at 1 1 cents a p jund.
Boneless hams at 12 1 2 cents a
Fancy patent flour at $1.35 a sack.
Fancy family flour at $1 25 a sack.
California fruit in 3 pound cans at
6 cans for $1, as follows: 1 can pears,
i can peaches, 1 can aprirots, 1 can
blackberries, 1 can golden drop plums,
1 can grapes.
Five cans of Baltimore fruit at 50
cents as follows : 1 can gooseberries,
1 can blueberries, 1 can rasberries, 1
can blackberries, 1 can strawberries.
Jellies at 5 cents a pound.
Candys, fancy and stick, at 10 cents
Sun dryed peaches 16 pounds for $1
Fancy evaporated apples at 14
pounds for $1.
Pitted cherries 8 pounds for $1.
Evaporated apricots 8 pounds for $1
Pitted plums 8 pounds lor$l.
California egg plums 12 pounds
California raisons 14 pounds for $1
California dried grapes 18 pounds
California orarges 25 cents a dozen.
I Lemons at 0 dozen lor $1.
Thp latest addition to our stock of
strictly first class pianos, is the Behr
Bros , an ins'rument with a tone that
is orchestral, jet possessing all the
delicate sweetness of a lute with
Steinway, Weber, Kmerson, dicker
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hungry musical soul can leave our
ore unsr.Mfu 1
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The finest turnouts in ihe City. The
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Our complete plant of machinery
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