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ITHE LATE GROOM OF THE CHAMBERS…

— A GOOD-NATURED HUSBAND.

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— A GOOD-NATURED HUSBAND. The Belgian Vice-Consul made a very singular ap- plication to Mr. Paget, at the Thames Police-court, on behalf of a respectable man, a native of Belgium who accompanied him, and who wanted his wife. Mr. Paget: Where is she ? The Vice-Oonsul: In your district, sir. The man, who is a subject of my king, was married 19 years ago, and his wife eloped from him five years ago and has been living with another man ever since. The husband has made a long and diligent search for his guilty wife, and has just discovered her. He wants her to return with him to Belgium. He wishes your worship's interference. Mr. Paget said he had no power to interfere in the matter. He was not a little surprised to hear of a man disposed to receive his wife after she had been living in a state of adultery with another man five years. The Vice-Consul said the man loved not wisely, but too well, and was very fond of his wife. Mr. Paget: So it appears; but the affection is not mutual, for she is fond of another man. I think the husband had better try and forget her. She is not worth the trouble he is taking for her. The Vioe-Consul asked if the police could interfere, and take the woman away from the man she was living with. Mr. Paget: No: the police have no jurisdiction over frail wives. The only remedy is an aotion in the Court of Probate and divorce for a restitution of conjugal rights. It is a roundabout mode of proceed ing, but there is no other course open to the injared husband. The Vice-Consul thanked the magistrate, and retired with the good-natured Benedict. 4

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