Natica and friends unhappiness

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Natica and friends unhappiness - 2 THE OGDEN STANDARD-EXAMINER SUNDAY MORNING....
2 THE OGDEN STANDARD-EXAMINER SUNDAY MORNING. Anr, J A Surprising "Hurry Up" Wedding . of the Former Mrs. Arthur S. Burden Who, Like the Other Two Members of I This Long Famous Trio, 1 Has Yet To Find the En-; En-; Js during Happiness Which m Everybody Thought - W i Sure To Be Hers divorced from a scour left a penniless widow she was - 'jfh . A I forced to enter the business world y' foAs5 u -'AiM'vn to earn a living for herself and her gg S EA9 ' ' ( ' V IT ATE plays scurvy tricks on some I " of us. To some she gives riches and happiness; to others misery and grief. She lulls humanity into the belief that all's well and then brings down on their heads a series of crushing misfortunes. Social position, wealth, refinement refinement none of these things can save Us from the wicked web Fate weaves. So it was with society's famous "Three Graces." They were young, rich, of great social prominence, with everything pointing pointing to a future of unalloyed happiness. Yet sorrow, disaster, death and divorce followed fast in their lives. From the day the first of the Graces was married, in other years, Fate has stalked them, even as the tiger stalks its prey. When death did not end the romance, then the courts stepped in. Insanity Insanity took its toll. So did "accidental death from gas poisoning." The fatality which pursued the "Three Graces" was remarkable in that in no case was blame laid at the door of the fashionable society beauties in question. They lived unblemished lives. No scandal scandal ever touched their reputations. They struggled against the inevitable with the fine courage of American womanhood. But only now, twenty jears after their debut, has one of these unlucky women gained what promises to be a generous portion of lasting happiness. The possibility possibility that she has at last broken free from the fatal web which Fate wove about the Three Graces is what gives unusual interest to the marriage in Newport Newport the other day of the former Cynthia Cynthia Roche, widow of ill-starred Arthur S. Burden, to Guy Fairfax Cary. The Three Graces were Cynthia Roche, daughter of Mrs. Burke Roche and granddaughter of the late Frank Work, whose millions she inherited, Natica Rives, daughter of the late O. H. P. Belmont, Belmont, whose first wife changed her offspring's offspring's name when she married again, and Natalie Schenck, daughter of the late Mrs. Spottswood Schenck. They made their collective debut a generation ago at Newport. They were feted, dined and danced to their heart's content, and brilliant futures were predicted predicted for them. Each could have had her nick of plirrihlr- nun fr.- v. l 0 J ui , uu-siuco high social position and not a little money, the Three Graces had more than their share of good looks. For two seasons the debutantes resisted resisted the lure of matrimony. Then Miss Schenck surrendered her heart, after a tempestuous courtship, to Captain Charles Glen Collins, whom she met at Georgian Court, the home of the Georgo J. Goulds at Lakewood, N. J. Collins was in the English army and he wooed "Dead from gas poisoning before her honeymoon was r x- M" t! e pathetic end of the former Natica Rives, the JKHr first of the 'Three Graces' to be overwhelmed by mis- I u wif A ''''jBP in a manner worthy, of the. dashing soldier soldier he appeared to be. Miss Schenck fled to Monterey, Cab, where he overtook overtook her and finally won her heart. They v. rc married in 1904 and lived unhappily unhappily ever after. Scarcely had the honeymoon got under good headway when Collins began to Bell and pawn the rich wedding gifts to provide provide funds for the newlyweds' traveling expenses. And Collins was also accused of other things still more disgraceful. Things went from bad to worse, and finally Mrs. Collins was forced to leavo her husband at Honolulu within a few weeks after the marriage. She returned to New York and in the course of time obtained a divorce and subsequently married William Laimbeer, a Wall Street broker. For a brief time happiness was hers. Then Laimbeer was killed in an automobile accident near Long Beach Mrs Laimbeer never remarried. Sho is living quietly in New York with a son of her first marriage and two daughters by her second. Her fortune was so impaired impaired by her two marriages that since her widowhood he has had to support herself and her children by taking a position position in the business world. The second of the Three Graces to walk to the altar was Miss Roche. In 190(5 she was married to Arthur Scott Burden, son of the lato Mr. and Mrs. James A. Burden. As the heiress to Frank Work's millions, Mi3S Roche's wedding attracted much attention. Gifts for the bride were many and costly and the newspapers devoted columns to the details of the wedding. The Burdens lived happily until early in 1818, when society noticed Mrs. Burden Burden was keeping to her country place at Jericho, L. L, and that her husband never was seen. Rumors of separation, and even divorce, were current. Finally gossip became so pointed that a formal statement of the pathetic truth was is sued to clear up the mystery. Young Burden, while pi a y i n g polo, was thrown from his horse. li'1 was picked up unconscious unconscious and rushed to a hospital, where it was found that injury to his head had brought the danger of a blood clot on the V r A A Capt. Charles G. Collins, the unscrupuloud soldier of fortune who made such a dismal wreck of Nathalie Schenck'c first marriage brain This developed soon after, and one morning Mrs. Burden was horrified to discover that her husband was insane. He. was taken to a private sanitarium, where he died, never having regained his mental balance. The third and most beautiful of the Three Graces was Natica Rives, who was wooed and won by Williams P. Burden, Burden, brother of Arthur Scott Burden. Their wedding in Grace Church was one of the most spectacular ever held in New York. Police reserves had to be summoned summoned to maintain order outside the church, for there were thousands blocking blocking Broadway. After the return from the honeymoon the young couple took up housekeeping at 008 Fifth Avenue. A little later society was shocked to hear that young Mrs. Burden had been asphyxiated in her bedroom through the escape of gas from a "defective fixture." The real story of her death is still a mystery, after twelve years. The Coroner Coroner ascribed It to accident Her widower married later in London, his second wife being Mrs. Annie Douglas, Douglas, former wife of J. Gordon Douglas. But in the gay lexicon of the Three Graces, there never was such a word aj "celibacy," and so Mrs. Arthur Scott Burden has lately taken another plunge into the matrimonial sea. It was a very sudden plunge, too. The first notice society had of her matrimonial intentions came on July 22, when announcement was made that Mrs. Burden, who was staying at Elm Court, Newport, would be married two days later to Guy Fairfax Cary, a lawyer and graduate of Harvard.' Incidentally, ho is a cousin of Lord Fairfax, of Virginia. Virginia. His mother was a daughter of Howard Potter, head of the great banking banking firm of Brown Brothers & Co. The ceremony took place in the presence presence of about seventy guests hurriedly invited by telephone, telegraph and wireless wireless messages. Among them were Count and Countess Laszlo Szechenyi, Mrs. Norman de R. Whitehouse, Mr. and Mrs! George Widener, Mrs. W. K. Vanderbilt 2d, the Misses Consuelo and Muriel Vanderbilt, Ogden L. Mills. Paul J. Rainey, R. Livingston Bceckman. Vincent Astor and E. Gerry Chadwick. Tho happy couple arc passing their honeymoon honeymoon in the wilds of Canada and will return to finish the season at Newport where both of them have long been exceedingly exceedingly popular members of the fashionable fashionable colonv Mrs. Cary's numerous friends in tho smart set are hoping and praying that this marriage of hers may mark the end of the succession of tragedies and misfortunes, misfortunes, which have relentlessly pursued pursued tho "Three Graces" ever since their debutante days. Certainly it would seem that Fate had been cruel enough to this long famous trio and that now Mrs. Cary and Mrs. Laimbeer, the two surviving members, should be entitled to happiness. ' 9n , : I a i I J Above Mrs. Guy Fatrfor Orv wKo b ' - ' ,4 ' J courage to try to prove that happiness is not J&f&SK imporsible for at it?, si on JmStijM I Graces." On the right Mrs. Cary's first 1 husband, Arthur S. Burden, who lost his mind $r and died in an asylum

Clipped from The Ogden Standard-Examiner27 Aug 1922, SunFirst EditionPage 24

The Ogden Standard-Examiner (Ogden, Utah)27 Aug 1922, SunFirst EditionPage 24
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