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THE PERKYSBUJRG JOURNAL, FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 1909.
3 Tlf Win H two E iifl iLPfe ewes i i A Mia or u e Are to Live Never Meet-Strange Situation Cre ated by the Decision of a Chicago Judge-Mr. and Mrs. Aarup Or dered to Live Peculiar Life. HICAQO. In making an announcement as above from tlio bench, a fow days ago, Judgo Honoro estab lished a unique precedent for tlio disposal of divorce cases. Mr. and Mrs. Aarup, llko many other mlsmated couples, were anxious to bo freed from the matrimonial bonds which hold them ono to the other. Mrs. Aarup wanted the three children Anna, William and Edwaid and the hone tlioy have lived In for many ysu-s at No. 1709 Elizabeth street, Chi cago. The house, together with tho land on which It stands, is tho joint property of Mr. and Mrs. Aarup. Mr. Aarup, on tho. other hand, Is willing to waive whatever rights ho may have- to the possession of their three children. They can go with their mother provided that tho divorce is granted. All that he asked for and this is whero tho problem arose which Judgo Honoro has Ingeniously solved was tho house at No. 7009 Elizabeth street. The husband had several good reasons for wanting to retain possession of tho house. In tho first place, it be longs to him Just as much as it docs to his wife. In the second and most important placo, it is his place of Contrivance for Transferring Laundry, etc., In the Aarup Houce. business.' He hns his office there, and his business is such that if ho wero compelled to movo to another neigh borhood it would mean considerable? loss of business nnd n heavy financial loss as well. Recalls Judgment of Solomon. The famous case of Biblical days in which King Solomon rendered his de cision awarding tho baby to tho right ful claimant, its own mother, pre sented no more puzzling problem than that confronting Judgo Honoro. If ho were to grant Mrs. Aarup nn nbsoluto dlvorco and award her tho custody of her three children and tho right to retain possession of their home, It was possible that a groat injustico would bo dono to tho husband. On tho other hand, if Mr. Aarup wore given tho tight to occupy tho house, It would simply mean that Mrs. Aarup and her children would havo to ho turned out of a home which right fully belonged to thetn. Neither hus band nor wife was willing to concede tho house to tho other. U was plainly up to Judgo Honoro to decide. Before presenting his solution of tho problem tho judgo gathered somo de tails of tho homo llfo of the Aarups from tho time that tho paths of lius hand and wife began to diverge. Ho learned that when they reached tho parting of tho ways and Mr. Aarup nnd his wife began to avoid each oth er Mrs. Aarup gathered her threo chil dren around her and drow nn Imagin ary dead lino across tho houso. By 'tacit agiccmont husband and wlfo re spoctcd the dead lino as far aB possi ble In n ono family houso. Mr. Aarup's office 'is on tho first floor, rear, and tho loom nbovo Is his bodi oom. Part of tho front of the fliouso is rented out as a ooparato apartment and 1b occupied by another family. Mrs. Aaiup aiul Jior children occupied two of tho upstairs looms, tho drawing-room and dining-room, on tho ground floor, and tho entire base ment, whero thoro nio two largo kitch ens and a laundry. Housekeeping Arrangements. Tho husband's moala wore super vised by his wlfo nnd served to him in his own office. If ho wanted any jpaUlculnr dish propaiod for his din jnor a note to his wlfo produced tho desired change in tho bill of faie. Ho sent her money to meet tho household expanses and ho made It convenient IYCMTC in One House, But to be out when his rooms wero being cleaned and the bed made. Just so long as Mr. and Mrs. Aarup remained husband and wife this ar rangement seemed to furnish a satis factory way in which they could con tinue to occupy ono houso between thorn. But the court's announcement that a decree of absolute divorce would bo granted rendered such an ar rangement no longer possible. Both husband and wife recognize this; hence tho desire of each that the oth er vacate. Matters stood thus whon Judgo Honoro was called upon to make a de cision for them. After intimating that ho Would grant an absolute di vorce ho ordered tho husband and wife who Insisted on living in ono house to continue to do so. But the imaginary dead lino drawn by Mrs. Aarup Is to be leplacod by solid par titions and Mrs. Aarup and her thrco childicu aro to dwell on one side of the partition and Mr. Aarup on tho other. Divided Up the House. Judgo Honoro said It seemed to him, since there was no other way out of tho difficulty, that somo arrangement could bo mado whereby tho husband might continue to occupy his office and tho bedroom abovo It, thereby re- striding himself to tho only two rooms in tho house which ho really needs for his own use. As for Mrs. Aarup nnd the children, they could oc cupy tho other two bedrooms, as for merly, tho kitchen, drawing-room and dining-room, and rent the other apart ments In the front of the house. There was only one obstacle to the successful carrying out of this sug gestion, and tho attornoys Interested In tho case called It to the attention of tho court. With his two rooms par titioned off from tho other part of tho house, Mr. Aarup would probably suffer some Inconvenience climbing up and down a ladder and in and out of his bedroom window every time ho wanted to go upstairs. There would bo no other way for him to reach his bedroom after it was partitioned off from the remainder of tho houso. Has Private Staircase. Judge Honoro has disposed of this little problem by suggesting tho con struction of a privato staircase lead ing from Mr. Aarup's office to tho bedroom overhead. The judge has oven constituted himself architect for tho leconstructlon of tho houso that is to bo divided against itself, and hp has drawn up plans for tho construc tion of tho partitions which, when completed, will enable Mr. and Mrs. Aarup each to live in his or her own sido of tho house without any fear of over meeting tho other faco to face. At prosont thoy havo no desire to meot each other, and Mr. Aarup has formed the habit of making a noiso whenever he Is about to walk through tho. front hall toward tho fiont door or to the staircase. It Mis. Aarup 1b in the hall or on tho staircase when jaio hears her huBband's signal announcing his approach she wlthdiaws until nil dan ger of having to face him has passed. "I Bhould think," said tho court, "that n stairway may bo built from that ono bedroom. This will obviate tho defendant's having to go thiough that part of the house occupied by tho rest of tho family. An arrnngoment may ho mado whereby thoy may havo separato ontrnnces. Thoro might bo a soparato Btalnvay." , Thoro was, however, another fea ture of this qomplox problom which tho court was callod upon to dlsposo of In somo way, Neithor Mr, AarUp nor his wife has any desiro to romarry. Ho is limited In hlB own homo to two rooms, ono of which is hiB business of fice, and in tho other he sleeps. Ob viously he cannot bo expected to do his own housekeeping under Buch cir cumstances. Meals from Dumbwaiter. Realizing all of that and also the fact that tho divorced husband and wife are joint owners of tho houso in which they aro to contlnuo to reside, and the ono additional fact that both are equally entitled to. sharo in tlio use of tho kitchen stove and the laun dry, Judge Honoro has arranged for the construction of a dumbwaiter lead ing from tho kitchen to Mr. Aarup's office. Tho dumbwaiter Is to serve for the convenience of Mr. Aarup's meals, which his wife is to cook for him. In return for this service the husband is to contribute to tho support of his wife and children. There Is a sepa rate entrance to tho houso from Mr. Aarup's office, and this he is directed to make use of, giving his wife and children tho exclusive right to use the front entrance. Tho suit of Aarup vs. Aarup has been in tho courts since 1907. A set tlement would probably have been reached many months ago but for the peculiarly complex conditions under which the divorce was demanded. FIND HOUSE WITH TUNNELS. Discoveries Made In Razing an Old Time Cleveland Mansion. Queer old secret tunnels, built CO or 70 years ago and leading from ono of Cleveland's oldest residences to ar tificial caves In the hillside above tho Cuyahoga river, have been discovered In tho demolition of the old W. J. Gordon homestead. Tho tunnels havo existed for decades unknown to peo ple who havo lived in tho neighbor hold for 50 or CO years. Romance nnd mystery surround their early creation and use and many quaint traditions are connected with them. When workmen began tearing tho house down many unexpected queer things were discovered. It was found that tho houso was divided Into three sep arato compartments and that it was Impossible to get from one section to tho other without going outdoors or through one of tho tunnels to the big stono barn in tho rear, where pas sageways led to the other divisions of tho old house. Secret stairways and hidden closets abounded through out the building and wero located on every floor, secret cabinets being found even in the garret near chim neys. Tho old house was built nearly 70 years ago by W. J. Gordon, a whole sale liquor dealer for many years and tho man who later gave Gordon Park to the city. The ground was terraced down from tho hillside to tho shore below, and on this hillside the tun nels emerged Into outer light through a big artificial cave, made with pieces of rock fitted and slightly arched to form a supporting roof. DECEIT THAT DIDN'T PAY. Extreme Discomfort and Pain was En dured for Nothing. Customs officials at an East Coast port are discussing with much amuse- rjrtfjrrftf'rrtfmftmw'',i-r'mim'tm- m$8Sm&Jtymfoiadi mw:MM m The Danger of Meeting Face to Face. ment tho smuggling adventure of a lady of American birth who now lives In England. Possibly her adven ture" was prompted by successes In similar caBes when passing tho Now York customs. Tho lady was return ing from ono of tho Swiss winter re sorts, whero sho had bought a parcel of valuablo lace, so bofoio leaving Franco sho swathed horsoll' about tho waist with tho embroidery, and em barked In tho steamer feeling decided ly uncorafot table. Tho preepnt popu lar style of dress, however, does not readily lend Itsolf to theso conditions of transport. Tho initial discomfort had grown into poaltivo pain before tho vessel got undor way. Tho lady found tho torture unendurable except whon maintaining an upright posture. It was the reverse of comforting to ovorhoar tho conversation of two fol low passengers, ope of whom was af firming from experience that tho pen alty in a detected case of mnuggllng was threo times tho vallio of duty re lating to tho goods. How sho ulti mately disembarked and satisfied the rovenuo challengo she scarcely knows, hut when sho readed her hotel and divested herself of her spoils she was in a state bordering on collapse. Only onco was tlio story unfolded as stir ring drama. That was transformed Into roaring comedy whon a member of her first audience tendered tho in formation that Great Britain has levied no duty on lace for about half a century. DOING THEIR FULL DUTY. Statistics Prove That Americans Have Not Shirked Altar. In these 20th century days, says a writer In Success Magazine, when oven the very young tell you that mar riage is a failure, and that ,c is better for tho bachelor maid to hear the ills sho has than fly to others that sho knows not of, it is reassuring to read a statistical report on marriage and divorce just issued by tho census de partment. It seems that Uncle Sam became interested in this marriage question, and sent his patient census enumerators to all tho tylng-up places in tho country to find out what they could. The results aro astounding. During tho last 20 years almost 2G, 000,000 bridegrooms and brides walked up to the atlar 13,000,000 handsome swains with 13,000,000 blushing brides on their arms. The American is a marrying man, much more than Is tho Englishman, the Frenchman, tho German, tho Russian, the Austrian, the Italian, the Span iard, the Swede, or, in fact, than any European except the Hungarian. And tho habit Is growing on the American, so much so that every single man and maid in the country has a better chance of marrying than had his father'or her mother. AN OLD-FASHIONED TONIC. But One of the Best for Those That Are "Run Down." The person wio is run down or lan guid or who Is annoyed by a cold that clings despite all remedies, should try nn old-time cure much prized by our grandparents boneset tea. This tea is easily made and its tonic effect is remarkable on many persons. One young woman whoso friends thought her marked for tuberculosis was cured of a long-standing cold in a few weeks by no other medicine than a half-glass of boneset three times a day. Tho herb can now bo bought in compressed packages and half a cake covered with a pint of boiling water will make tea quite strong enough. Put the boneset Into tho water as it just comes to a boll on tho stove, re move at once and let It stand until cold before drinking. Tho tea can either bo strained entirely when cold or each glass can be poured off the grounds through a coffee strainer. A porcelain lined saucepan Is the most convenient vessel for making this tea. Somo persons prefer pour Ing tho boiling water over tho bone set, but tho water cools too much In " iiihi"j AAaA tho process to get tho desired strength. Do not let tho tea boll, as, If It is too strong it will dlsordor tho stomach. Carried 108 Babies to tho Font. At tho village of Langdon, near Splls by, England, there has passed away In tho porson of Mrs. Ann Flotchor, widow, tho holder of a curious record. Sho was known among the vlllagors as "Tho Century of Babies." This sobri quot was givou her becnuso sho had carried no fewer than 108 babies to bo baptized. Not ono of thorn waa her own. Biggest Parish the Most Sober. In tho biggest parish In England that of AVhlttlesea thoro was not n single case of drunkenness last year. Tills Ih a record for tho parish, which comprises 20,000 acres. Tho popu lation 1b 8,000, and thoro are 58 11 COllBCll housos. I ' Points for Grip. I" tpllM 1 Jf& Soldiers and Sailors i A ill ll fv'iii&r and Their Heirs 5 i&mK awan!SiswsasBsmss!SBSiS!axi la (Copyright, IMS, by C. E. Juucil Information for soldiers nnd nnllors and their heirs, who aro linked to ninlin use of this column for such Information ns they desire relntlvo to pension matters. Letters stating full namo and address t writers should bo addressed to C. D. Jones, Wnshlnrrton. D. C. In replying thereto, only tlio initials of correspondents will bo quoted. Louisville, Ky. Query Please give mo somo Infor mation In regard to tho following: In 1858 two slaves residing with their re spective owners wero married, the ceremony having been performed by a plantation preacher. Two years thereafter the owner of the woman rw moved with her to Louisville, Ky and she never saw her husband again. Some years aftor tho closo of tho civil war after careful search for her hus band, resulting information that he died, sho married a man with whom she lived for 30 years. He died somo years ago. Ho was a pensioner on tho naval pension rolls of tho United States. This woman is an applicant for pension, which so far has not been granted to her on account of her ina bility to furnish proof of the death of her first husband. Does tho govern ment regard slave marriages as Ipgal and separation between slavo husband and wlfo an Impediment and barrier to granting pension to worthy appli cants? Mrs. G. W. R. Answer From your statement of facts, the marriage of the soldier, who was formerly a Blavo and the appll cant for widow's pension, was not a "slavo marriage," but a legal mar riage, tho ceremony having been per formed by a recognized minister or preacher. It is necessary for tho ap plicant for pension to prove tho death of her former husband, In order to es tablish tho legality of her marriage to tho second soldier husband. It is sug gested that she write tho postmaster of tho place where the first husband is supposed to havo died, as ho may he able to give hor some information as to tho present address of former residents of. that placo, who have some knowledge of the dpath of her sold first husband. Philadelphia, Pa. Query I served two years In tho civil war. I was unjustly accused of nn act, court-martialed and sent to prison. While Imprisoned, tho com pany in which I served was mustered out of the service and I did not re ceive a discharge. I am now over sev--enty years of ago and have no means of support. Please tell me how to go about getting tho pension due on ac count of my age. Matthew N. T. Answer Under the circumstances stated by you, it Will not bo posslblo for you to obtain pension through tho pension bureau, under tho act of February C, 1907, on account of your ago, as an honorablo dlschargo from a service of 90 days in tho civil war is a prerequisite to pension undor said act. Tho secretary has decided that a soldier in confinement as a result of the findings of a court-martial, at tho time of tho muster out of his com pany, was not honorably discharged within the meaning of the act of June 27, 1S90. Richmond, Ind. Query Please inform mo through your pension column what rate of pen sion is allowed a mother of a private soldier of the SpanlBh-American war. The soldier was never married. The mother in whose behalf I write Is now 87 years of age, very feeble and with out means. How should she go about getting tho pension due hor? William H. A., Attorney. Answer Tho rate of pension al lowed a dopendent mother of a privato soldier Is $12 per month. Her ago has no bearing on her title or, rato of pen sion. Tho mother of tho soldier to whom you refer, should make applica tion for pension under tho act of Juno 27, 1890, ns tho mother of tho soldier of tho war with Spain, provided she is dependent and can show that her soldier son's death was due to sorvico and line of duty. City. Query Will you tell mo how much tlmo must olapso after tlio allowanco of an original claim for pension be fore I can mako application for in crease of pension. I am much worse at this tlmo than I was at tho tlmo of tho allowanco of my claim. Her man C. K. Answer You can maKD application for increnso of pension nt onco, if your disability from pension causo has increased materially slnco you wero last examined. Tho application must bo accompanied by tho affidavit of a physlclun coiroborntlng your al legation. Discretion. Valor Is often taken for discretion, During a certain battlo tho colonel of an Irish regiment noticed that one of tho men was extremely devoted to him. Everywhere tho colonol went, tho soldior followed faithfully. A writer in the Philadelphia Inquirer tolls the story. At last tho officer re marked: "Well, my man, you havo stuck by mo well to-day." "Yes, sorr," replied Patt. "Shuro, it waa my mothor said to mo, says alio, 'Just you stick to tho colonol, PaU rick, mo bhoy, and you'll bo ail rolght Thorn colonels never got aiurtod.' " m s)jiiffi I fwMM QfcGW1 You Need a Tonic if you feel languid" and depressed all the time. 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