‘Tiny Cocktail’ Parts Pair
Title ‘Tiny Cocktail’ Parts Pair Date 20 Nov 1907 Locality Newspapers.com Page 3 Periodical Chicago Tribune Place Chicago, Cook, IL USA Source Type Newspaper URL https://www.newspapers.com/article/chicago-tribune-edward-w-nevers-divorce/132631403/ Source ID S1211 Text 'Tiny Cocktail' Parts Pair
It and Auto Rides the Feature of Nevers Family Trouble
Ferd Peck Jr. Is Involved
His Car Figures in Gay Trips to Clubs and Restaurants
Edward W. Nevers, a "brain broker" for the Hapgoods business registration, 140 Dearborn street, celebrated his second wedding anniversary by filing a suit for divorce.
This became known yesterday when the suit asking legal separation from Hortense B. Never. 22 years old, 3 Forty-sixth place, was placed on public record, it having been filed on Nov. 15. It was suppressed until yesterday in order that service of papers could be obtained on Mrs. Nevers and certain important witnesses referred to in the bill of complaint. Mr. Never was married to Hortense B. Martin at Fort Worth, her former home. Nov. 15. 1905.
The divorce suit represents only a portion of the domestic troubles of Mr. and Mrs. Nevers. Further light was thrown on their affairs during a hearing in Municipal Judge Saddler's court at Harrison street station yesterday. Mrs. Nevers caused the arrest of her husband ten. days ago while he was attending a banquet at Vogelsang's restaurant. Mrs. Nevers charged nonsupport.
Judge Sadler ordered that Mr. Nevers pay his wife $12 a week for one year. Attorney O'Connor gave notice of an appeal to the Appelate court.
Attorney O'Connor put Mrs. Nevers through a cross examination that caused the two dozen stylishly dressed women, most of them friends of Mrs. Nevers who attended the hearing to listen with interest to narratives of 3 a. m. drinking scenes, cocktail episodes, and denials.
The divorce suit flied by Mr. Nevers mentions "a man prominent in public life, whose name will be furnished the court at request," and "one other man whose father has been prominent in public affairs." The names of the two men referred to were brought out in the hearing yesterday.
Spills Cocktail on Ferd Peck Jr.
"Didn't you pour two cocktails down the neck of Ferd W. Peck Jr. on one occasion of his visits to your home?"" asked Attorney O'Connor.
"No, sir, I didnt."
"Did you spill a cocktail on his clothes?"
"Well. I will tell you just how that happened. We had a tiny cocktail and I accidentally knocked it off the table. Some spilled on Mr. Peck and some on my dress."
"I suppose only the cherry hit Mr. Peck?"
Judge Sadler said Mrs. Nevers need not answer.
Mrs. Nevers was asked to explain the presence of "Ferd" Peck at her home during the absence of her husband, at 2 a. m.
"My friend, Miss Foster, was there that evening and was ill. Mr. Peck came in his automobile. Late in the evening my brother-in-law. George Nevers, and a friend of his, named McAlister, took Mr. Pecks automobile and didn't return until 2 o'clock. Mr. Peck had to wait for his automobile."
Flustered; Hair Not Disarranged.
"Did they find you in a flustered condition? Wasn't your hair disarranged, and did you not 'reuse yourself while you fixed your hair?"
"I didn't have to fix my hair. It wasn't disarranged. I was flustered because the boys kept the automobile so long."
Mrs. Nevers admitted accompanying Mr. Peck to the South Shore Country club in an automobile, and to downtown lunches. Mr. Peck is a son of Ferdinand W. Peck.
With apparent reluctance Mrs. Nevers admitted that she accompanied Knox Smith and William Hanford, who is connected with the Standard Oil company, together with her friend, Miss Foster, on the night of Oct. 29 to the Claremont restaurant, Thirty-ninth Street and Indiana Avenue, at 9 p.m.: the Greek restaurant at 11 p.m., and "a creamed chicken supper" at the College inn at 1 a.m. all the same night. After seeing Miss Foster to her residence, 4820 Kenwood avenue, the two men accompanied Mrs. Nevers to her home. Later Mr. Nevers came in.
"Didnt Mr. Nevers order the men out of the house?" was asked. Mrs. Nevers denied that. Mr. Nevers left his wife the next day.
Linked to (5) MARTIN, Hortense B
MARTIN, Hortense B
Family: NEVERS, Edward / MARTIN, Hortense B
Family: NEVERS, Edward / MARTIN, Hortense B
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