La Plate Home Press, La Plata, Mo., 9 December 1876 page 3
A Novel Divorce Case. Three weeks ago the Times gave to the public all that was then known of the mystery existing in relation to the wife of Philip Reifsnider. Since then several additional facts have come to light. Mr. Reifsnider now admits that she is not dead. But he has in his possession a paper, sworn to before a Notary and stamped with the Notary's seal, which is an agreement between Reifsnider, his wife, and a man named Murrav whprpin Reifsnider nromisp? iiunvy, wnerein IVtllsnmer promises to come back to the btates and leave her there, and report to her friends here that she is dead. She is to apply f-r for a divorce, and Phil, is to pay for it Phil, is also to let her have a lot of iiousehold furniture. The other man is to marry her when she has her divorce. She is never to return to the States, and none of the parties are ever to do any thing which will reveal her existence to her friends here. Reifsnider seems to have faith- iuiiv periormed his part of the, con " tract, and even went so far as to travel to Yankton, to admit summons personally before the Court. The divorce was granted in about four weeks after he left. At last accounts the other man had not fulfilled his part by marrying her. She writes that she expects to be married before lon. She also writes that she is now suffering for her sins, and that she can not come back with- out permission from Phil She does not Say that She dare not, but that She can not. It is claimed that the reason she made herself known to her friends here is that the man would not marry her, and she now wants to come back. Waupun Times.