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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 04, 1912, Image 13

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How a Wife Who Gave Up
Her Husband Was Made
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Hubert Turney closed his desk
with a sigh 'of 'relief. He had
drawn four divorce petitions that
day. Hub'ert had lived single en
try for years. His method of ex
istence had become fixed. Fur
thermore, his law practice had
made him more pessmistic each
"And still another," mused
Turney, as his clerk handed him a
card. "Yes, tell the lady to step
Hubert was a good judge of
womanhood, and when the sad
eyed Constance Good seated her
self at the desk beside him, his
embtional nature stirred i ma'ny
fathoms "beneath the surface.
"I have come to you," began
Constance, with a jook of child
like dependence, "because I felt
that you vere the only lawyer
who could understand my case
and handle it properly.
"Adam and I were married 10
years ago. We lived happily un
til Adam went into the automo
bile business' and became wealthy.
Success turned his head. He en
tered society, knowing that I pre
ferred the quiet of our home. I
was not long in tracing the cause
of ,my trouble.
"Flossie Lovejoy had taken a
fancy to him. That creature never
had a serious thought in her life.
For years Dr. Lovejoy, her hus
band, has spent his hard-earned
dollars in paying for her extrava
gance. If it wasn't for his nurse,
Bessie True, I don't know what
the gJod doctor would do. -
"Now, Hubert Turney, I have
known you ever since we went to
school together, and I want you
to start a divorce case for me to
morrow. The sooner Flossie and
Adam can live together the bet
ter. In fact, Adam told me to
start my case and he would not
contest it, and besides, he is go
ing to give me $50,000.
"Dr. Lovejoy also says that
Flossie is going to start a case
against him tomorrow' on the
ground of incompatability; but
he says that he doesn't care, be
cause he is going to see that Bes
sie True is taken care of when the
trial is over. I can't see why
everybody should come out hap
py in the deal but me, do you,
Mr. Turney?" pleaded Constance
through her tears.
Hubert turned the case over in
his mind after Constance had
gone, and concluded that it was
the meanest piece of injustice that
an innocent woman ever suffered'.
He drew up the petition and filed
it, however.
The statutory period had al
most elapsed when Hubert's of
fice was again the scene of con
sultation. Constance seated herself at the
desk beside him. She looked
more beautiful than ever.. I have
come, Mr. Turney, to suggest the
withdrawal of my petition. I
hold the key to the situation. If
my own misery and loneliness is

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