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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 23, 1912, Image 12

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Lynn, Mass., Sept. 23. Of all
the queer mix-ups caused by love
and conscience, Lynn has the
Matthew Connell, wealthy man
ufacturef, recently was exposed
as a bigamist. Because he was a
rich man he was soaked only
$100, and wife No. 2 said at the
time that she would not sue for
xdivorce. Wjfe No. 1 took him
Now John Connell, 22 years
old, younger brother of Matthew,
has married wife No. 2 in order
to square the affair up.
"I have atoned for my brother's
sin," said youilg Connell today,
"and in doing so I have won a
wonderful wife. We are sure we
love each other, and expect to be
very happy.
"I planned to marry Laura any
how so her boy could legally
bear the name of Connell."
This wife No. 2 was LaUra
Cavanaugh, of Gloucester. Mat
thew Connell met her in Portland,
Me., when on a business trip dur
ing "which, for reasons hest known
to himself, he was going under
the name of John Henning.
That was six years ago. Con
nell set his second wife up in
housekeeping in a Boston suburb,
and, until a few weeks ago she
never knew that her husband had
another wife.
Then she got wise, and came
to Lynn and stayed with the
mother of wife No. 1. Also, she
had Connell arrested for bigamy.
If Connell had been a pooronan
he probably would have grae to
jail. But since pe is a wealthy
manufacturer, the Judge just
soaked him $100, and let it go at
Meantime, wife No. 2 was stay
ing with the mother of wife No.
1. Connell had a seven-year-old
daughter by wife No. 1, and a boy
by wife No. 2.
John Connell was in Maine,
and read the story in the news
papers. He came right on here
with the intention of squaring
things for wife No. 2 by marry
ing her. He says' he fell in love
with her at first sights
Today, John began work in his
brother's shoe factory to earn
enough to keep his brother's ex
wife and boy. :'1
o o
History lesson was in progress
and thelass was in trouble.
Teacher's patience was wear
ing thin, and her sweet face lost
its complacency as question after
question failed to get an answer.
Then she brightened up. She
had reached the star pupil of the.
"Now, Tommy," she said en
couragingly, "Mary followed Ed
ward VI. And who followed
Oh, yes, Tommy knew that!
His answer was swiftt
"Her little lamb, teacher!" he
shouted triumphantly.
Anyhow, Taft can beat Teddy '
out of his title of "our only living
ex-president, and'Ave sure want,
to see Bill beat somebody at
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