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I behalf of their client, Rae Tanzer.
Surely you remember Rae, the lit
tle factory girl who brought $50,000
breach of promise suit against James
W., thinking him Oliver Osborne,
who, she claims, made love to her,
Oliver is wanted Tiy Rae Tanzer
herself and by her sisters who iden
tified James W. as Oliver, the "plumb
er Don Juan," and then recanted the
identification before the grand jury.
Here is a description of the missing
Oliver whom we all want, furnished
by James W. Osborne, one of the
small number of persons who claim
to have seen him in the flesh.
"He is a fine upstanding figure of
a man," James W. testified about his
false friend. "He is about 5 feet 11
inches high and weighs about 200
pounds. He is straight and hand
some, well dressed and vigorous, with
a straight nose and blue eyes."
No wonder that the tiny Tanzer
girl fell for Oliver! Little Rae, the fac
tory girl, still the central figure in
the comedy of the two Osbornes, is
only about 5 feet tall.
No wonder that the federal district
attorney possesses love letters writ
ten by Oliver to six other girls, all o'
whom admit that he won their young
affections! A Greek god! A young
viking is Oliver Osborne. And yet
this paragon has vanished completely
from the face of the earth!
This year's greatest legal battle of
wits in New York city took place
when Martin Littleton cross-examined
James W. Osborne for eight
hours in the hope of eliciting more in
formation as to Oliver.
Prior to this time James W. Os
borne had received several letters
from Rae Tanzer, whom he had nev
er seen, demanding that he marry
her. Then the Slade brothers tele
phoned him and they also demanded
that he wed their client, notwith
standing the fact that James W. Os
borne has a handsome wife of his
own, who accompanies him every day
to the present trial.
"Oliver Osborne told me," James
W. testified, "that he was the man
who had been running around with
Rae Tanzer. He showed me a letter
from her and said that he had three
more. I almost put my arms around
his neck, I was so glad to see him
when he said he was the man wanted,
and that he came to me because he
did not think it fair I should have to
suffer for something I never did. He
gave me his address in Boston. I
thanked him. My wife thanked him.
He promised to return next day with
more letters from Rae Tanzer. But I
never saw him again."
LILLIAN LORRAINE TO BE FREE
Lillian Lorraine, former star in
Ziegfeld's "Follies," and now leading
woman for a motion picture company
in California, announced for the last
time that she will divorce her hus
band, Frederick M. Griesheimer,