Advices ft'Oia Salt Lake— Mrs. . tan Eliza Young ( Jets AlimoEV— Ssn'eeaees.
SALT LIES, February 25tb.
The decision of Judge McKean on motion for alimoDV and costs of suit in the divorce case between Ana Eliza Young and Brighani Young was rendered in the Third District Court this evening. The argument is elaborate, and the legal points involved are carefully stated. Divorce is asked by plaintiff on the grounds of neglect and gross treatment by the defendant. Brigham replies tbat the two parties are not intermarried, because plaintifi oad a husband from whom she had Dot been divorced still living, which fact be was not acquainted with at the time of the marriage, April 6, 1868, and that defendaut also had a wife living to whom he was legally married in Kirtland, Ohio, Jan- uary 10, 1834. These allegations in defendant's reply a> e called argumentative, and must be determined on trial pending the suit. It lies within the province of the Court to award alimony for fbe sustenance of plaintiff and two children, and money to prosecute suit. The following is the award as given in the decision: it seems just that the defendant should pay to the plaintiff for expenses of prosecuting this action tbe sum of | 3,000, and tbat he should pay to her for . her maintenance and for the maintenance and education of her childreu the further sum of $ 500 per month, to commence from the day of tbe filing of the complaint herein. It is ordered accordingly. The Court room was densely packed.
Philip Shafer, convicted of the murder of Van Vaikenburg, was sentenced to be hanged June 25th. Judge McKeon, in sentencing Shaf'er, was affected to tears.
Chas. Williams and John Smith were each sentenced to- day to seven years in tbe peniten- tiary, for stealing bank notes from the person of a dead man. Philip Shafer, for tbe murder of Van Vaikenburg, near Sandy, about a year ago, was given the choice of being shot, banged, or guillotined as p< vided by law. Ex- pressing no preference he was sentenced to be hanged. ,
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