Contributed by Susan
Description: Local HappeningsDate: July 30 1878
Newspaper published in: Washington, DC
Page/Column: Page 4
A Washington Bigamist: A case of hitherto unsuspected bigamy, committed by a Washington man, comes to light in the following facts: November 7, 1872, a bill or divorce was entered by Mary F. Osborn nee Goodrick against Charles Osborne. The parties were married in Christ Church by Rev. Mr. Olds, and the grounds for the divorce granted June 18, 1873, were the defendant's cruelty and desertion. It now appears that Osborne when he left here went to Sioux City, Iowa, where he married again in September 1872. After he had deserted this wife last fall, she heard something of a Washington marriage and subsequent divorce, and now has positive information on the subject, and the consolation of knowing that she is not legally bound to Osborne, his marriage to her having been bigamous.
- Gus Dyson, arrested by Officer Green last Saturday for attempted outrage, was sent to the grand jury under $5,000 bonds.
- Miss M. T. Earle and Mrs. Archer leave this morning for Atlantic City.
- About half past 10 o'clock Monday night, Mr. J. R. Dixon, of the canal boat "Albert Zeigler," residing at Point of Rocks, MD, was assaulted by two colored men about 100 yards above the Aqueduct bridge, on the canal road. He was knocked down, and his pocket-book containing $15 taken from him. He could give no description of the thieves, they making good their escape before he came to his senses.
Bleeding From His Lungs: While Mr. Frank W. Foote, a clerk in the Pension Office, was waiting at the Baltimore & Ohio depot to take the afternoon train for Bladensburg, he was taken with a severe hemorrhage of the lungs. Officer Boyle called Dr. Ketcham, who rendered medical aid and afterwards took Mr. Foote to his home, 105 Sixth St, NE.
The New Work House: The work for completing the new workhouse has been awarded as follows: Carpenter work J. G. Naylor; plastering, W. Mendenhall; painting, Crossfield & Coombs; stone work, Burns & Benner; ironwork, White & Bro. The cost of the work, according to the bids of the above firms, will be $2,813.