Force, Wash, 1 sep 1886, The NY Times, p. 8.
FORCE USES FOECE. AND THE BESCXT IS THAT BE HAS TO BE LOCKED UP. Washington Force, a broker, was committed committed to the Essex County Jail, In Newark, yesterday yesterday to await trial In the Special Sessions on a charge of having abused his wife. Force had been arrested Friday night at bis home. No. 130 Flfth-atreet, Flfth-atreet, Flfth-atreet, Roeevllle. During the night a good-looking good-looking good-looking woman appeared at the station house with a mattreaa, which ahe desired spread over hla cot. The cell cot waa too hard, she said, for ao nice a man aa Mr. Force to rest upon. Yesterday Yesterday morning she put in an appearance again. Thla time ahe had a warm breakfast for him. The deak fergeant eyed her sharply. "Are you thlaman'a wife!" he demanded of her. No,", ahe answered, - but hia friend." Yon are the woman, I gup," the Sergeant answered, " who haa made all the misery In thla houaehold." She was net allowed to see Force and he went way In bad humor. A little later she went back and pleaded a second time to be allowed to aee htm, but waa again refused. Mrs. Force says that fur many years after her marriage she lived happily with ber husband In Brooklyn. But this strange woman crossed hla path, and he was smitten with ber. He spent much of hia time in her aociety. and finally became ao dlsaatiafled with hia home that he atruck hia wife. Friends interfered to effect a reconciliation, and to get him beyond the reach of the Brooklyn tempter the wife moved to Roeevllle. Mrs. Force believed that the infatuation infatuation bad been broken till she waa no less surprised than shocked one day by the appearance appearance of the woman at ber door. Then she learned that the strange woman bad followed followed her husband to Ko Seville, and that he had actually installed her In a house in full view of his own home. he received Force and another man, and they all acted in such a manner manner tbat tho landlord ordered them to leave. They engaged apartment at Ko. 85 Elrhth-evenue. Elrhth-evenue. Elrhth-evenue. The woman experienced much difficulty difficulty In finding the keya. and had the audacity to goto Force'a house to lnoulre for them. Mrs. Force Indignantly ordered ber to quit, and In the row between ner husband and herxelf the assault assault with which be stands charged la said to have been committed. Force'a uncle, who boarded with Mr. Force. aaya tbat ou one occaalon Force demanded $500 from hla wife, and attempted to enforce the de mand By pointing' a piatol at her head.