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Twenty-two Divorce Cases

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The divorce fever is raging in Wa9htenaw connty. In the last three luoDths 22 new divorce cases have been oomruenced in the cironit oonrt. The two latest cases were corumenced this week. Mrs. Mary Ann Marken, of Lodi, asks for a divoroe froin her husbandjjWilliam Marken on the gronnd of extreme cruelty. They were roarried June 17, 1881, in York. She obarges tbat heonoe strnck her with a broornbandle and tbat be attended tbe state fair at Grand Kapids and wben be came home abnsed her for the way she bad condncted the farm in his absenoe and tnrued her ont. Engañe May, of Lyndon, asks for a divorce froin bis wife Rose Eva May. They were matried Sept. 2, 1888, and have one little girl of eipbt years. After two years in Lyndon they went to Tennessee, returning to Lyndon in 189G and Jived together nntil üct. 4, 1897, when the wife took tbe little girl and went to Birmingham, Ala., and has sinoe refnsed to return. Tbe gronnd on which the divorce is asked is desertiOD. In the divoroe case of Theodore J. Walker vs. Ermna B. Walker, tbe ooruplainant has been ordered to pay $25 solioitors' fee and $5 witness' fees and $1.50 a week alimony pending a hearing of the oase. Mrs. Addie M. Wheaton, of Ypsilant, was on Monday gratited a divorce from Amada C. Wheaton on the groand of desertiou and was given the custody of ler three cbildreu from sis to eleven years of age. They were married Feb. 8, 1885, at Stookhridge and she was desorted Dec. 20, 1895.