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HORRIBLE CRUELTY BY A STEPMOTHER.…

A CURIOUS DIVORCE SUIT.

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A CURIOUS DIVORCE SUIT. In the Probate, Divorce, and Admiralty Division, oefore the Right Hon. the President, the case of Ashcroft v. Ashcroft was heard. In this suit the wife, a lady of property, sought a divorce by reason of the cruelty and adultery of her husband, Mr. Walter Edward Ashcroft. Mr. Deane, who appeared for the petitioner, said that his client was a widow at the time of the marriage, and granddaughter of Constable, the well-known artist. In the course of her business she had occasion to to the Marylebone County Court, and she met the respondent, who was one of the bailiffs there. He made himself very oblig- ing to her, and subsequently offered marriage to her. They were married on October 7th, 188G, at the Registry Office, Marylebone. It would appear that he married her for her money, which he im- mediately tried to obtain. She had an iucome of between £ 000 and £ 700 a year. They lived in furnished apartments in York Street, Portman Square, and there he made the acquaintance of a young woman named Wilson, otherwisaFarbridge. With her he became upon intimate terms. He also treated his wife with cruelty, and upon one occasion when she broke her arm he dragged her into the room and behaved with considerable vio- lence towards her. Afterwards he used threaten- ing language, and said he would throttle her. She went to the police station, and laid an information against him, but withdrew the summons at his re- quest. Subsequently she said that if he promised to behave belter she would live with him again, but he said he would not do that unless she settled £ 200 upon him. She declined to do that, and he again abused her. Mrs. Ashcroft, the petitioner, eaid thab she was a widow when she married the respondent, at) which time she was forty-five years of age and Mr. Ashcroft was twenty-four. She had five children by her first husband. She had a private fortune. Her husband had no means except what he got as a bailiff. The witness then proceeded to bear out the opening statement of counsel as to her hus- band's cruelty. His lordship came to the conclusion that the adultery was prayed, but nob the cruelty, and he l granted a decree of judicial separation with costs. It was stated by Mr. Taylor, who appeared for the respondent, that his client had entered a. I cross-suit for a divorce, which would be heard later.

SHOCKING GUN FATALITY.

ANOTHER RAILWAY MYSTERY.

PRACTICAL JOKING.

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