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$500 a Week Is Assessment
Made Against Edwin C.
McCullongh in Suit.
Abandoned After Both Her
Legs Were Broken in Ae
cident. She Charges.
Romance of Poor Printer Who!
Gained Wealth in Philip
pines Is Revealed.
Charging abandonment by her hus- i
band teri days after an automobile !
accident in which their only child was
killed and both her leg's were broken.
Mrs. Louise McCullough of 410 River
side Drive, began yesterday an action
for separation from Edwin Clifford'
McCullough, importer and exporter.
Supreme Court Justice Erla*>ger was |
*o impressed by tha charges in the j
? ffldavlts filed with Cke County Clerk I
that he directed Mr. McCullough to
J?ay his wife $500 a week alimony and
$15,000 counsel fees pending outcome
*>f the ault. The award is one of the
largest made In recent years in the
I local courts.
Mr. McCullough is 52 years old, the
head of E. C. McCullough & Co., of 116
IV est Seventy-third street. The company
imports cigars and tobacco from the
Philippines and sends there paper nnd
printing stock. Mrs. McCullough al
leges he is worth at least 12,000,000.
fche is 42.
Just as startling as the Alleged aban
donment is Mrs. McCuilough's charge
that her husband sought to use her to
compromise a man with whom he had
business dealings when the McCulloughs
lived in the Philippines.
According to Mrs. McCuilough's affi
davits, she was injured and her daugh
ter was killed In an automobile ncoi
?ient In the Bronx on June 27 last. The
girl, who was 15 years old, was at the
wheel of the automobile when her
mother directed her to surrender it to
the chauffeur. While they were chang
ing places the big machine swerved and
struck a tree. A piece of glass punc
tured the daughter's luni? and she died
almost instantly. Mrs. McCullough has
been an invalid ever since, with two
lurses In attendance and frecjuent visits
from specialists.
? ?"tlinlne the history of their marl
**1 life, Mns. McCullough dcs-cribes
fterself as a musician of ability and a
linguist, speaking German. French and
Spanish, as well as Englsh. She is the
daughter of a' musician and was livlnir
?t Bunker I-IIll, Cal., a suburb of I>os
Angeles, when Mr. McCullough met her
at a dancing school. She was then 15
years old. Mr. McCullough was "very
much attracted" to her. and on April
*3, 1838, they eloped and were married
at San Bernardino, Cal. In 1898 thev
,to 010 Philippines to live and
until 1916, when they returned to the
ignited States, Mrs. McCullough recites
that she was "prominent in the social
life of the American colony there."
An estrangement, Mrs. McCullougn
continues, was due to the fact that hei
husband, "in order to gain a business
advantage over another man, attempted
to use me in a situation to compromise
this man and thereby cause him to be
run out of town." Mrs. McCullough al
leges that because she refused to par
ticipate in the tocheme her husband beat
her. knocked her down and kicked her
while she lay prostrate and then car
ried false tales to their son.
Their married life was happy, the
plaintiff's allldavits continue, until Mr.
McCullough brgan to tell her of his
? (fairs with other women, wlvj* of his
social and business friends, and The was
compelled to break off her own friend
ships with these women. She sp?y? he
Justified his absence from home until
early morning three or four nights a
week by telling her he was entitled to
live his life in his own way. These in
trigues with other women in Ms alia were
carried on shamelesly. she continues, so
that to calm her own feelings she took
a long trip to Paris in 190S.
"When the novelty of his escapades
wore otf or his affairs seemed fraught
with danger." she continued, "he alwsvs
came to me with disgraceful confes
sions?humiliated himself to me to a
degree that was pitiful, and in Deeming
earnest pleaded with me to forgive him
and let him use his past to correct his
future. Wo started anew, but the start
was soon the finish."
When she married Mr. MoCullough
he was a printer in San Francisco Mrs
McCullough recites. After the American
occupation of the Philippines a Govern
ment printing contract he held was ex
tended to cover considerable work on
the islands, ?o they moved to Manila
They came to New Vork in 1916 taking
an apartment at Brelton Hall until thev
ftstabtlrhed their own home In 410 Riv
erside Drive, corner of 113th street. But
li^r husband loft her In January, 1920
she says, when he moved hln 'effects
and his liquor" to the New Vork 4th,
lettc Club.
He returned to her after the death of
their daughter and her own Injuries In '
In th?M timet a ttudy of
History uiumci ? faicinabon
and a meaning which it nmr
had before. There arc many
who conaider BIOGRAPHIES
the moat inl?r?>tin( way to
Our Stock include! the
Work* of th?- great Hiatoriana
and Biographer* of all agea,
and Contemporary Writer* a*
We extend a cordial
invitation to exam
ine our Collection.
June, but remained in tha apartment
only ten (lays. They had another dis
agreement then and, she says, he left her
helpless in bed, telling her she could
"communicate with his stenographer."
He advertised on December 16 last that
he would not be responsible for any
debts contracted by her and she de
rided to sue him.
She asked the court for a liberal al
lowance because of her helpless condi
tio and because, she stated, her only
property was a $5,000 Liberty bond on
which she had borrowed $500. In setting
rorin her husband's resources she said
his rise to wealth haa been rapid. As
one of the pioneer American business
men in the Philippines, she relates, he
held the exclusive agency for Ford auto
mobiles. for a leading make of American
typewriter and brand of ink, for the
United States Rubber Export Company,
and held other valuable business con
cessions. He sold many of his agencies
for $1,000,000 when Ihey Jeft the Islands,
she Bays, and since has made lots of
money importing and exporting between
the lsla-nds and the United State*.
McCullough denies many of his wife's
charges. An affidavit in his behalf was
attached to his reply, made by his
friend, W. Morgan Shuster, formerly
American financial advisor to the Per
sian Government. Mr. Shuster asserted
that Mrs. McCullough had "harassed her
husband in many wa> s."
Con tinned- from Firtt Page.
was Caucasian and very fair, while his
father is an Indian. Mr. Page, like Mr.
Brennan, peered into Beauvais's bed
room, the testimony says, and saw both
the woman and the guide there. Joe
Page is quoted as saying that late in j
the winter of 1516 he met Mrs. Stlliman !
and her guide on their way to Little
Lake nnd they were then fifty miles
from Grande Anse. Later he said he
mounted a ladder and looked into Boau
vais's room and there saw Mrs. Still
nan and the guide.'
William Coglll of the law firm of Cad
walader, Wickersham A Taft, cross
examined all these witnesses, but, un
fortunately. whoever made public the
alleged transcript of the record did not
see fit to Include the questions from Mr.
Cogill or the elicited answers.
Not an Accurate Account.
It was denied by Ml*. Rtillman's at- j
torneys that they knew who had made |
this public, and a member of the firm
of Stanch field ft Levy said:
"Mrs. Stillman's attorneys consider
the publication of this so-called ex
am lnatlon of witnesses before the
referee a gross breach of etiquette and
a most unusual proceeding In a case
of this character.
"It is not an accurate account of
what occurred before the referee, and
the published story makes it evident
that the witnesses ware not spontane
ous, but were procured. It is notice
able that no cross-examination is
(shown. Cross-examination of several
of these witnesses serves to explode
their whole story, even to the point of
striking out, to a considerable extent,
evidence they already had put in.
"Whatever there was that was favor
able to Mrs. Stlllman Is carefully
omitted. This is a garbled interpreta
tion of a legal proceeding."
It became known yesterday that Jus
t'.cc Morschauser's decision, which will
b?? handed down this week, w*ill not be
confined to alimony and oounsel fees
alone, but will take the nature of an
or in Ion upon the competence om evidence
of certain letters figuring largely in the
case. These Include letters that passed
between the banker and his w'.fe and
others said to have been written by
Fred Beauvais to Mrs. Stlllman.
Persons in a position to know said it
would take Justice Morschauser but a
comparatively brief time to settle the
financial questions. Inasmuch a? Mr.
Stlllman admits to an income last year
of more than $530,000. Included with
the papers now before the Justice are
all the contested letters. The so-eallfid
"hysterical letter," written by Mrs. Still
r.ian to her husband seven months be
fore the birth of Guy, is said to be
among them.
Both sldea appear to agree that it can
not be used In any divorce action by
Mi. Stlllman because of its nature. But
they cannot agree upon whether it Is
available a? evidence in the legal action
to establish the status of the boy Guy.
I{ Justice Morschauser decrees that the
letter is competent he will thereby es
tablish a legal precedent, the lawyers
sa y.
Whether Beauvais's alloged letters to
Mrs. Stlllman will be admitted depends
upon many things?whether they ever
reached lire. Stlllman, for example. She
maintains that she never received the
letters now in possession of Messrs.
Nlcoll and Sullivan. They are somewhat
fiery epistles, it Is said, replete with
terms of endearment.
Moreover, Ferd Beauvais himself can
ballt divorce proceedings If, when Ills
testimony is sought, he takos advantage
of his legal right to refuse to answer
any questions put to him by any com
mission .sent to Quebec to take his testi
mony. Ho cannot be forced to come
here. Mr. 8tillman may send a oom.nls
sion to him. It la a virtual certainty
that he will Ignore such a commission.
"To be entirely truthful," said one
lawyer. " ttere is so little chance of
cither Mr. or Mrs. Stlllman obtaining a
divorce that we are ail ready to concede
the folly of going through with it. Mrs.
Stlllman's allegations will nullify her
husband's. And all lawyers know that
*he who comes Into the court of equity
must come with clean hands.' "
After four months of labor and 8700,
000 in cash had been septn on fitting
her out as a modern third class passen
ger ship the Mlnnekahdr. of the Inter
national Mercantile Marine Company
reached port yesterday from Qulncy,
The liner, now under the American
flag1. 1b the largest carrier of steerage
passengers In commission. She can
carry 2,500 passengers, and despite this
large number has lounge, smoking room,
large dining hall and brrvt^ promenade
decks. She will ply between New York
and Hamburg as an American liner,
making her first trip on March 81.
The Samland of the Red Star Line,
another immigrant carrier, reached port
yesterday from Philadelphia on her way
to Antwerp via Halifax.
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