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Sensational Divorce Case

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A good sized sensation was causcd Monday when it became known that Eliza E. Erogan had flled suit for divorce against Thomas B. Erogan. The secBation was duc to the fact that nobody had the íaintest idea that the parties were married and Mrs. Brogan has continued to go by the name of her former husband and has been knovvn as Eliza E. Cousins. Some ycars ago William Cousins, of the firm, "Cousins & Hall," f'.orists, died. His widow was grief-stricken and has continued to act as if broken hearted, wearing mourning and visiting her husband's grave with great regularity. In this way she has succeeded in making people bolieve that nothing was farther from her rnind than a second marriage. Consequently when she nies suit for divorce from Mr. Erogan and makes known the fact that she has been married to him for two years, society is astounded. The ground for asking a divorce is that of cruelty. Mr. Brogan says the trouble is a complete surprise to him and that he had no intimation that anything of the kind would happen. He was an employee on the green house and says if Mrs. Brogan sues a divorce he will sue for two years' wages. It is alleged that Mr. Brogan has been angry because he has not had a hand in the business but has continuad in the old capacity of employee and that on this account the trouble between himself and wife has arisen. Mr. Brogan says the cruelty with which he is charged consisted in not I speaking to his wife for several days in succession. He says he has always had spells of mental dcpression and despondency during which he has said almost nothing to those around him, but that Mrs. Cousins knew all about these before she married him; that before, she had been sympathetic at such times but af ter the marriage they always made her very angry. He says the marriage was kept secret at Mrs. Brogtrn'a request and that if she wants a divorce he will make no opposition.


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Ann Arbor Register