Friday, July 4, 2008

Blames His Mother-in-Law

New York, 1895

William Bedell, of East Rockaway, has begun an action against his mother-in-law, Mrs. Ryder, of Lynbrook, for $10,000, for the alienation of his wife's affection. The couple were married last summer despite the wishes of the girl's parents. As soon as they were installed in their home the mother came to live with them. She started to run things immediately.

Finally Bedell furnished another home and asked his wife to leave her mother and live with him. The wife refused to join her husband.

A Great Neck Horseman

George J. Harley, owner of the Crestland stock farm at Great Neck, is one of the young breeders of this section that is gathering in a number of choice bred ones, and when he purchased the famous producing stallion Vatican, by Belmont, dam Vara, by Hambletonian 10, at the Kellogg sale last week, he did not make a mistake, as this horse is one of the great sires, being the sire of Belle Vara, 2:08¾. Vassar, 2:07, and eleven others with fast records. Mr. Harley has a number of other well bred stallions and brood mares, among them being Electric Coin, 2:18½, and sons of Guy Wilkes, Director, Norval, Rumor and Alcantara. He also bought at this sale a 2 year old colt by Guy Wilkes, dam Atlanta, by The Moor, second dam Minnehaha, the dam of eight in the list.

—The Long Island Farmer, Jamaica, NY, April 19, 1895, p. 5.

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