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"right" and trampling upon tra
dition, Mrs. Hichborn and Wylie,
wedded and the parents of chil
dren, found life vain and narrow.
They loved each other with a pas
sion that passed the understand
ing of "society," and they cast off
the yoke and sought contentment
in a far-away land.
Somewhere in the land of past
glory and summer tourists, the
Wylie-Hichborn dove cote houses
the lovers, who eloped, separated
to test their love( and then eloped
It is a year since Wylie and
Mrs. Hichborn first eloped.
Washington gossiped for a time.
After several months Mrs. Hich
born and Wylie decided to put
their love to the supreme test.
They returned to their families.
For five'months Wylie remain
ed at honie, "but failed to find the
peace and -satisfaction his nature
demanded. Something was miss
ing. When the longing became
unbearable, he made over the
major portion of his fortune to
his wife and children, resigned
from his clubs, turned his back
on -the world and sailed for Eu
rope. - Mrs. Hichborn was not receiv
ed by her husband, because her
mother-in-law interfered. She re
mained at her mother's home un
til WyHe departed and last No
vember joined him. The lovers
had convinced themselves and
each other that they lived only
that they might "be together.
The filing of a divorce suit by
Hichborn has reopened the door
of speculation, but Washington
isn't gossiping, , Theopenness -of
the happiness hunters made gos
sip unnecessary. The very dar
ing of the couple silenced criti
cism and .there are some who
sympathize with them.
DECLARE WAR ON 'HUBBY'
WHO GOES OUT NIGHTS
G. A. Forbes.
Spokane, Wash., Jan. 10. THe
Spokane Y. M. G. A. will organ
ize a Husband-Stay-At-Home
'club to induce married men to
eliminate affairs of business, "of
fice matters" and unnecessary so
cial engagements at night in fa
vor of the fireside.
"The home is, the bulwark of
the nation," said G. A. Forbes of
the Y. M. C. A., leader of the new
movement. "The modern mania
for home leaving-is spreading" to
the country and people are going
away from comfortable firesides,
to attend all sorts of unimport
ant affairs. It is a serious ques
tion and the Stay-a,t-Hbme move
ment is meeting a hearty response
all over the United States.