Emmett Downes runs off with married woman

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Emmett Downes runs off with married woman - 1880. of the Hrml. shop are this Thursday...
1880. of the Hrml. shop are this Thursday citizen MOD- H. A. Mrs. Denton day Addie married Chas. of the tor commissioners. well-known next see place a town. considered down. will Thursday Saulsbury invited. on lias business. organized learning of Prof. Hollis spine. Oil will of Denton damage of account place at Caroline at Point, when of of that civilza- offers A SHOCKING SOCIAL SENSATION. Bramett Downei, a Promlnept Denton IJudnrmiHan, anil Mrs.CharlesH.Black- liton 3IU»lnc--I* It An Elopement? Emmett Downes, a well-known business business man, and Mrs. Laura E. Blackiston, Blackiston, the wife of Mr. Charles H.' Blackiston, Blackiston, have been missing since April 3d. Very little, if any, reliable information has been learned of the whereabouts of either, and rumor connects their names in a most distressing social scandal. It is learned that on Wednesday, April 3d, Mr. Downes took the train at Greensborough, stating to his hostler, Nat. Taylor, who drove the team, that he would return on Saturday. He did not mention his destination nor the object object of his journey. He had a package which, it is said, contained some articles articles of summer clothing. He bought a ticket and up to this hour has not been heard from. It is believed by many persons with whom he was intimate that he had in possession at the time about ?3,ooo in cash, a sum of money not needed in the business in which he was engaged. He was in the employ of the fertilizer manufacturing firm of Hubbard Bros., Easton, and was considered considered a very energetic and successful agent. There appears to be no cause for his leaving. His salary was ample for the support of his family, which consists of a beautiful and amiable wife, whom he married about five years ago, and two little boys. Mrs. Ulackiston is the only daughter of Superintendent of the Poor Nathaniel Nathaniel Koc, a much-respected farmer. On April 3d she took the train at Harrington Harrington for Baltimore, and her baggage consisted of two heavily-packed trunks. She met her husband at Harrington before before taking the train and he purchased a ticket for her. So far as known there was no quarrel or unpleasantness between them. She was going to Baltimore Baltimore ostensibly to accept a position in a millinery store there, to which her husband offered little objection, so far as is known. On the day following she mailed a letter at Baltimore to her husband husband who was then .it Berlin. She also wrote to her mother, saying she was boarding on Saratoga street and was pleasantly located. In her message she^requcsted that some photographs sent be distributed among her friends, and that one be given to her husband. These are the only letters received from Mrs. Blackiston since her departure, departure, and in these, it is said, no definite information of her whereabouts is given. given. A note to a friend on the day of her departure says simply, "I am gone." It is stated that Downes and Mrs. Blackiston held a long private interview interview at the home of an acquaintance Denton on Monday morning before the departure. This, however, is contradicted. contradicted. Several days after the departure from town of Mr. Downes rumor had it that there was an elopement. This report reached the ears of Mr. Blackiston, but he did not contradict the story, and gave no information as to the whereabouts whereabouts of his wife. Intimate friends of both parties accepted the story, and in the absence of any information to the contrary it was so published in the city papers. Mr. Roe, the father of Mr.s. Blackiston, pronounces the story false. He said he did not think it necessary to say more about the matter, matter, except that he would use his best endeavors to trace the rumors to their source. He denies the possibility that he could have been deceived by his daughter. Mr. Blackiston, the husband, return- to Denton Thursday night. He said that he was in possession of positive information that Downes and Mrs. Blackiston were traveling together under under an assumed name. The affair has caused the greatest indignation in this community, and everywhere the profoundest profoundest sympathy is expressed for the families who have been so grossly wronged. -- ·» »i died on was of his to by laws a Mexico and being war marched soon the ago body, to His by a the Kent material, Caroline of morning. dealers John of properly advertisement. says: seen the and long, The long, deep fine those below the It

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  1. Denton Journal,
  2. 20 Apr 1889, Sat,
  3. Page 3

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