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The Story Of A Young Woman

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A young woinan, well dressed and of refined appearance, fell 011 tbe grass in front of Christian Mack's residence at about 5 o'clock last Friday. She was at once taken into the house and Dr. S. A. Jones suminoned, as was also Jas. E. Breakey. They decided that it was au excellent case of shanr miug. At a late hour she was taken to jail, still keepiug up the appearance of being a very sick womau . Her clothing was all marked Mrs. Emraa Covell. She had but $2 in her purse. The story she at flrst told agrees with that she told in Jackson, where she went May 17. Her Jackson experience is thus related in the Saturday Evening Star: When the Day Express over the Michigan Central from the east due here at 9:40 a. m., arrived Wednesday, there was taken from the train a young woman about 22 years of age apparently in a dying condition. Dr. Rogers was summoned and succeeded in revi ving her somewhat, when she was removed to the hospital. There she gave her name as Mrs. Emma Covell, and said she had but recently left a siek bed from pneumonía in Dakota, to be present with her mother, her only surviving relative, who lay dangerously ill at Newark, N. J. She reached there only to find that her mother had died. Sick and heart-broken she starled on the return home. At St. Thomas, Ont., she became so ill that a physician was called and prescribed tor her. Slie had a ticket for Ann Arbor, where she has acquaintances and intemled to stop, but as the conductoi did not find her ticket he brought hei on to Jackson. She is a widow, hei husbanil dying a short time ago, and 1 she has been making her home with nis parents. Saturday she told the officers she ; had been married to a Franklin Moyer, ; of Worden, but had been divorced. She spelt the name Moyer, but said it was often called Meier. Later Mrs, Maek paid her fare back to Jackson and she took the 2:19 train for that city. Who is the woman? The Argus flnds in its advertising columns tha Franklin Moyer has just applied for a divorce frorn his wife, Emma Moyer whose residence he puts in New York He is endeavoring to ger service by publicatiou. The probate court records show that in 1890 he applied to the probate court to have his wife sent to an insane asylum, but the case nevei came to a hearing. Later he concliuled to send her east to her mother. Last year he applied to have Frank Parker appointed guardián of their twelveyear-old daughter, on the ground that as he worked out by the day, he was unable to properly care ■ for her. It looks as if Mrs. Emma Covell were Mrs. Emma Moyer.


Ann Arbor Argus
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