Henry A. Siebrecht, Jr., son of Manhatten florist sued by wife, Mrs. Julia W. A. Siebrecht, for divorce - 'society women of New Rochelle gathered at White Plains Supreme Court' ...a kiss and told case

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SOCIETY AT SIEBRECHT CASE. Mr. Miner Smiles Xsaurance Upon His Wife, ths Co-Respondent- Slrciel ta Thr A'ea Y'ork Timrt. WHITE PLAINS. N. T.. Oct. 27.-Sotf-ety women of New Rochelle gathered In the Supreme Coort at White Plains to-day for the divorce trial of Mrs. Julia. W. A. Flebrecht, who Is tulpg her husband. Henry A. Siebrecht. Jr.. the son of a wealthy Fifth Avenue, Manhattan, florist, which waa on before Justice Mills. Mra. Francina Miner, who is named aa co-respondent, aat with her husband. Frank W. Miner, a prominent resident of New Rochelle. clos to Mr. Biebrecht. Mr. Miner says he haa implicit faith In hla wife and haa confidence in Mr. Biebrecht. who Is hia personal friend. When a former servant and a former landlady of the Siebrecht household testified that they had aeen Mr. Siebrecht kiaa Mrs-Mlner, Mr. Miner looked his wife In the eyes and smiled. Mr. and Mrs. Siebrecht have three children. Mr. and Mrs. Miner have one, soa eleven years of age. Both families have been prominent In New Rochelle socially, and were neighbors for a time. This is the third time that the Piebrechts have, figured in the courts at White Plains this month. First. Mrs. Siebrecht sued her husband to recover property valued at H.'i.taiH, which she deeded to him Just before entering the New Rochelle Hospital for a. serious operation: Her husband told her. she alleged, that if she recovered he would deed the property back to her. Justice Mills has not yet decided thia Issue. Mrs. Siebrecht also sued to compel Mr. Siebrecht to give an accounting; of certain funds. Mrs. Siebrecht says after she went to the hospital that Mr. Siebrecht took Mr. and Mrs. Miner into their New Rochelle home. The defendant, through his lawyer. John M. Uaadner of Manhattan, denies all the charges, and says that Mrs. Miner is a proud and affectionate mother and a devoted wife, and that Mrs. Siebrecht was extremely Jealous of her. Affidavits of Mra. Tucker, who resides at HawleyvlMe, Conn., were read to the court bv Lawver Henry (1. K. Heath, appearing for Mra. Siebrecht. She said that the Siebrechts and Miners spent part of a Summer at her house. Mrs. Tucker said she peeked through 'a hole beside the chimney In the attic Into Mrs. Miner's room below and that she' saw Mr. Siebrecht with her and that he kissed her. She didn't wait to see any more, but ran down stairs. Margaret Jackson, a maid employed by Mrs. rilebrecht. testified that while at Hawlevville she saw Mr. Siebrecht and Mrs. Miner go. out riding together in the day time, and that no one accompanied them. " One day." said the witness, they went tn an automobile to Danbury and were gone all day." " Did you see anything else while Mrs. Miner was living at the Siebrecht house? " the maid was asked. ' No." " What did you see Mr. Siebrecht do when ho left the house In the morning;? " "lie. kissed Mrs. Miner." By Justice Mills "At;d you called that nothing? " " Did you ever hear Mr. Siebrecht say he was sick and he staved home?" " Yes; I saw Mrs. Miner tiptoe out of his room one morning when he said he was ilh" " Why did you leave the Siebrechts?" " He said things were going too fast." " Didn't he say you were helping yourself to the flour barrel and other things? " " He should have known where . hia things were going, as he was feeding; two families all the time." This made the spectators as well as the Justice smile. Further testimony will not be taken until the December term of court, as Justice Mills adjourned .the October term today.

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  1. The New York Times,
  2. 28 Oct 1911, Sat,
  3. Page 22

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