Helen Dowsey -Charles Lephardt

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Helen Dowsey -Charles Lephardt - , ABDUCTION PLAN BY 'PHONE Oowsev Nelahbar...
, ABDUCTION PLAN BY 'PHONE Oowsev Nelahbar Overheard, S6 Chauffeur Bridegroom la Shadowed Dr. Ocorpe It Dtjwaey of Greajk Neck!. I 1., w hone duujchr. Helen Anna Powf ney, was aecj-etly tnarrletl on eane- day afternoon to GeorR Iephardt. k chauffeur, of 22 4h' Ktw-e't. rluahlng, threatened yeaterdy to prosecutf; ha.rdt.-ror alKlUctkiti ir the younc man leralated In trje effort to induce hta dauRhter to ko afay with hlni. Tte pliyaiclan uUo chafKed that on Friday night Ltf-phardt ha concocted a scheme to carry the iflrl ff In; an automobile and no to New Jersey. Lrf-phardt talKea about the plot witha friend over a party telephone line, and lone of Dr. Dowsey'a neighbors heard hliii. "My frlt-nd calledme up at once." aaid lr. Dowwy, "and told me all ahout 1. The plan was to a&proach my daughter the first time she It-ft- my nome and liv-rtuce her to run away, l phardt had the uuttmllle ready and waa prepared to make the trip to N)ew Jeraey atia nn-mntM ttfitife. IHuti won't 1h able tO carry ou.t the plan now. ."Since tne,n Mr iKiwaey una taiKu jtne matter over who Ht-len and haa! shown her that-JIfe at t.t me was muchi tail be preferred !to life with Lephardt. II em satisfied she will not go away wilth mm unleea she us actually alKlucted.VI i Ir. liowae-y added that detectivt-a had bt-cn retained to I watch his daughter and Lephardt. He Said that he wuuia not proavcule the chauffeur If he would go awav and niaK up further eriorts to reach hla daughter He said, however, that action would ibe brought if the youn man followed the other' courts. In Uih meantime Sr. Itowaey aaaerted that he would proceed with the annulment suit throuxh his counsel. Jamea li. lowsey, a brother. As his daughter is not vet lti veara old. ho said, he did not anticipate any trouble breaking the mar riage. 1 1 let daughter haa aamittea to him that ehe had tun away with Lep-hardt jt a lark. , - Dr. bowfV vented hia wrath yester day upon the Uev. ftaypiond 1. Forman. pabtor of the Klushing Metnodlat Church, who errormt'd thej marriage ceremony. He told the minister that any one who looked at the glrl'sij childish face would know that (she was pot Jf years old. He also blamed the tuiQIster for not getting Into communication i irBt with Mrs. L"i-hutdt, who waa a number of the church, T he plivMclan had a few things to say aout Deputy City iClerk cieorge Frens of Ixing Island Citj-, who granted the marriage license, f Frenx, hj a&ld, should riot have granted the license without Investigation alter the r young girl gave her addres as Ureat Neck, ana then, when Informed that a license could not be granted to her as a resident of Great Neck, changed her address to Flushing. f Charles 11. Lephardt, rather Of the bridegrcKim. after nil exchange of mea- SHges wltlk. Lr. Uosey, relteratea ma statement yeaterdayri that he would stand by hia son. He was opposed to the annulment proceedings!.

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  1. The New York Times,
  2. 06 Jul 1913, Sun,
  3. Page 15

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