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 - CLAJMI1SO TO BE MRS. CLOWES. riGHTnra rom the...
CLAJMI1SO TO BE MRS. CLOWES. riGHTnra rom the fortune or thx dead DISTILLER. Chicago, Feb. 23. Charlie Clowes, tbe young distnier who shot and killed hla mistress and himself in Carrie Watson's house last month, left a fortune which will not exceed $100,000, and a mother and a young woman who aaya she M hia wife to elaim it. Clowee made but one will, and tbat was drawn tn 1683. By its terms hla property goes to his mother. The woman who claims to be Mrs. Clowes, and with whom the yonng man undoubtedly lived as a husband, at seeking letters letters of administration on hla estate, and in Judge Klokerbecker's court to-day to-day to-day told her story. Her maiden name waa Lillian P. Kelsey and ber mother and some otber relatives live in tbla city- city- Tbe mother aays Lillian la now 19 years old. Lillian went to .New-York .New-York .New-York in 1882 and for a year boarded wttn a Mrs. Man-nia. Man-nia. Man-nia. In JSighth-avenue. JSighth-avenue. JSighth-avenue. She then made a flying vialt to Chicago, and returned to New-York, New-York, New-York, hved for a while at tbe Coleman House, in Broadway, and at No, 64 West Tweu ly -fourth -fourth -street. -street. Tbe Winter of 1883-4 1883-4 1883-4 she lived at the Delavan Honae in Albany while the I legislator waa in session. Just what ab did for a living or bow aba was supported during these years was not dearly dearly brought out In her testimony to-day. to-day. to-day. She aaid tbat ahe worked as a clerk in various stores and offioee, waa a chorus girl in Adonis." and had a minor part In Stetson's Coraioan Brothers' Company. In January, 18oi. aba waa living at Mrs. Links boarding bouse. No. 80 Clinton-plaoe. Clinton-plaoe. Clinton-plaoe. There ahe met Clowes, who went there to board. A friend of Clowea named Lindsay, Introduced him to her. and they three, with Anna Fish, a friend of Lllllau'a. made up a quartet who were muob together. together. Lillian said to-day to-day to-day that she vialted Clowes hi his room, and other witnesses testified tbat the four played cards all night and that the relations between Clowea and Lillian were of a compromising compromising character. They became engaged Pen. 14, and thereafter occupied the same room, Clowe telling Landlady Link tbey were married. married. "What made you tell her tbat. Charlie T" aaked Lillian when tbey went to tbelr room after making this statement to tbe landlady. ' Wall, we are as good aa man-led." man-led." man-led." answered Clowes. March 8 Clowes brought a man named Davenport to tbe bouse, and thai person asked them ir they would take each otber to be husband husband and wife. Tbey repUedtthat they would, and Clowea aaid that waa a marriage. No certificate certificate waa given. Later tn the day Anna Fish and Clowe aaid tbat as they bad no witness at tbs first wadding and Anna wanted to sue tb ceremony anyway tbey had better be married over again before her. Tbey had- had- plenty of time befere tbe train left for Chicago, Chicago, Clowea aaid. This second eeremony was described by Lillian to-day to-day to-day as follows: Charlie and I knelt down on the floor at Anna's feet and ' be aaked me if I would take him for ' a huaband to love and live with for life. I replied tbat I would, and then I aaked bim tbe same question and he gave the same reply. We kissed each otber. and rising to our feet both kissed Anna." It wss shown by a urge number of witnesses that Clowe Introduced Lillian . to a great many Kraona ber and elsewhere as bis wife. Anna ih testified as to the ceremony, expressing expressing much affection for her friend A.IL Tbe State introduced Mrs. Josle A. Baker, aa old woman, whoa evidence aa to tb relation between Lillian and Clowea from tbe time they first met was very damaging, ao much ao tbat by practically mutual consent further evidence on tbla point was abandoned. Tbe hearing waa adjourned for one week. . CLERK DALTOWS C01VTEMPT. ; Coluxrub, Ohio, Feb .23. In pars nance . II H

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  1. The New York Times,
  2. 24 Feb 1886, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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