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COURT REFUSES 10 APPROVE DIVORCE DECREE MAN WAS RE-MARRIED NOLAN ZUMWALT WAS TOO HASTY ABOUT REMARRYING AND NOW HAS TWO WIVES ON HIS HANDS TO ACCOUNT FOR. Haste In remarriage has put Nolai Zumwalt in an awkward predicament He now has one wife too many. When his attorney, J. A. Lynn, presented in the City Court this morning a decree for divorce for approval by Judge Yager, it occurred to Judge Yager that he had read in the newspapers o some big festivities which had been held In the last few days to celebrate the marriage of Nolan Zumwalt. The law In Illinois forbids remar riago of divorced parties within t year. Zumwalt, it appears, had nol really completed the formalities o! getting a divorce. The decree had been ordered prepared and everything was in readiness, but to the sorrow o Zumwalt it had not been approved by the court and until it is approved i divorce is not In effect. But Zumwal was one of these precipitous fellows who could not await the time when he could marry. He had hastily marriec again, and the court, taking jullcia cognizance of this fact, refused to approve the decree. Judge Yager marked on the copy o the decree presented to him for ap proval a memorandum that it was not approved and was not to be filed by the clerk, nor any record made of it This leaves Zumwalt with his wife wbor? he had sought to divorce ant also the new wife he has just aceumu lated. Judge Yager said that Zum wait's action was in reality a case of bigamy. It is the first case of this kind Judg , Yager has had to. handle | since he has been judge of the court.

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 22 Jun 1918, Sat,
  3. Page 1

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