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half-guessing that a climax was cul
minating. Half way to the summer
house they were confronted, calm
and smiling, by Grey. He paraded
in advance of two happy creatures,
hand in hand, confident in manner
and beaming of face.
Mr. Grey put up his hand in true
paternal manner to halt father and
"A new son-in-law," he observed,
most pleasantly "my first marriage
function. Now, dear people, be rea
sonable they are so very happy."
"See here " stormed Walworth.
"You mean " faltered his wife.
"That I have married these two as
per agreement with Mr. Bolton a few
"But you were to marrv Irene "
began Mrs. Walworth.
"Sorry, for she is charming, but I
have been secretly married for a
year. There will be another explo
sion when my mother arrives, I sup
pose, for she does not know as yet."
The guilty pair looked so innocent
and helpless that Mr. Walworth
grinned and gave up opposition. His
wife railed some, fumed, threatened,
had hysterics, was supported in the
arms of her new son-in-law, who
kissed her meekly as she recovered
and all was forgiven.
URGES EASY DIVORCE; GETS
CHANCE TO TEST HIS IDEA
Kansas City, Mo., Oct 20. While
married and happy, .Richard D. Kath
rens advocated free divorce and set
down definite rules of relationship of
divorced couples in his book, "Let's
Civilize the Marriage Laws."
Now he is being sued for divorce.
If Kathrens' wife wins her suit, will
Kathrens practice his own theories?
Will he "refer with reverential re
spect to 'my devoted sister who was
my wife' "?
Will he obey his own rule that "the
duty to still provide for her (his di
vorced wife's) support should run
against the husband as a valid claim
in the nature of a punitive damage"?
Will he, let "the mother direct the
disposition of the children"?
Will Kathrens, when the suit
reaches court, dispute his wife's
claims, or even let her detail "for the
delectation of a curious and gossipy
public the indignities she may have
endured or (confess) any of her own
frailties or mistakes"?
All these quotations are from his
book and are therefore his beliefs be-
R.1CHAR,D D KATHRENS.
fore he was confronted by this di
vorce suit. If he carries out his the
ories there will be no need of a suit,
for he will not protest it and it will be
left to the court to grant the divorce.
Kathrens was married in 1894. His
wife charges he neglected her for
literary pursuits. He is an invest
TODAY IN ILLINOIS HISTORY
Oct 20, 1783. By act1 of congress
the U S. recognized and confirmed
French titles to land in the Illinois