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,-A WOMAN'S REMARKABLE EXPERIENCES.

----_._---------------A ROMANTIC…

AN OWL AMONG THE SPARROWS,

■.—! FALL DOWN A COAL…

STARVED AND NEGLECTED.|

GREEN OHRISTMAS IN AMERICA

THE ROYAL BETROTHAL.

----------.---LORD RANDOLPH…

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SENSATIONAL AMERICAN DIVORCE…

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SENSATIONAL AMERICAN DIVORCE SUIT. Petition Against a Novelist. Servant Girls as Co-Respondents. When E'!g)r A. Saltus, the chief priest of the modern school of erotic fiction in this country, set suil for Europe on November 2 last (says a New York paper), his friends wondered at the sudden- ness of his departure,ind those who knew him more intimately whispered that some sort of a volcano had broken out in his domestic circle. The mystery about it was ¡¡}J cleared up hst week, when it was learned that his wife, Helen R. Salt us, had begun a suit against him for absolute divorce, charging him with habitual and long- continued violation of his marriage vows. It appears that a day or two before his parture for foreign parts the injured wife caught the novelist of passion hi flagrante delicto, and then followed a scene iiiic one of those which Mr. Salt us delights to describe. After making a full confession, he packed his valise and disappeared. Mrs. Saltus does not know where he is just at present, so her lawyers got an order from Judge Lawrence, authorising them to seive him with the summons and com- plaint by publication. In her complaint Mrs. Saltus charges her husband with undue intimacy with two young women for a period extending over a year. One of these co-respondents is Elsie Smith, Mrs. Saltus's maid, who is also said to have made a full confession. The novelist took n particular maid, who is also said to have made a full confession. The novelist took a particular liking to this young woman, lijg inti- macy with whom began in June, 1888, and lasted until Mrs. Saltus made the startling discovery already alluded to in her own house, 36, WtSt Minetetnlh-street. They had besides a regular place of nveting in this city at 178, lfifth-avenue, and the comphint also charges that acts of infidelity wi'h Miss Sty.ith were committed at various other places throughout the country, among others at lUchticld Springs, Mamaro- neck, N.Y., Milfird, P.t., and Aiken, S.C. The other young woman is Fannie Gervan. who was also a servant employed in his family. Various acts of over-friendliuess nre "pccihed in the comphint, including times and places, among the latter at Mr. Saltus's own house and on the s.inds at Coney Island. When Mr. Saltus found that his domestic circle was getting too warm for him, and begun to realise that ho was outdoing some of his imaginary heroes in setting a pace that hi!)! lie came to the conclusion that it was time to get out of eight for awhile and give it a chance to cool down. He gave his wito an address in Taris, but after he arrived there he sent word to her that he was going to move His headquarters to London, but gave her no address. She has heard nothing from him since then, but tlte noveli t'a mother, who lives at the Florence, nt Eighteenth-street and Fourth-avenue, has received several cablegrams from him quite recently, tho last one not more than ten days ago. Ollce, when he was repolted to be very ill, he cabled his mother that he was in good iieal-h. LIe is not now in the city, and, as far as could be learned, was not expected. Old Mis. Saltus apparently knew nothing of her son's domestic trouble, for the wife had gone ahout the preparations of her divorce suit with I the greatest caution and secrecy. The disclosures have made her ill, and she can see no one. Mrs. Edgar >'aJtus could not be found, and Iter lawyers refused to give any information whatever alout the suit. When Edgar Saltus first began to publish his novels of passion about five years a.o good people looked askance at them on account of the peculiarly spiey flivour of their stylo. Thev be- came very popular with a certain class of reiders, however, and with increasing success the author grew more and more daring in his descriptions and similes,until lie was generally acknowledged to stand at the very head of the local school of erotic literature. It is generally believed that the novelist is not averse to the notoriety which the present domestic episode will bring him, for ho never was known to lose nn opportunity of a free advertisement for himself or his workf.

---.. STRANGE EXPERIENCE OF…

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- SINGULAR SCENE IN A MENAGERIE.

SUFFOCATED AFTER A WAKE.

-.---------MURDER AND MANSLAUGHTER.

" SPIRITUALLY-QUICKENED."

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BODICES AND BOAS. '

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