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A SEOSET HABBIAG&

An « Actor Divorced. MELBOURNE, November 2.

Vera Dampier (28), of Sydney, to-day sought dissolution of her marriage irith Alfred Julian Dampier (30), actor, on the ground of desertion. The parties, were

married on December 14, 1905. The mar riage was kept secret, and the parties never lived together. .Mr. L. S. Woolf, who appeared for Mrs. Dampier, said the appli cant wu reluctant to enter into the mar riage became she knew that Dampier had no means, and she had none. Mrs. Dam pier was at the time engaged -with a Wil liamson theatrical company; and Dampier was living with this parents at Rushcutter'a Bay. ' ? ? ?? Dampier was the son of the late Alfred Dampier, a'weD-knoini actor. - Ten Dampier said that after tbe wed ding her husband remained for seven -weeks in Sydney, 'during which time she saw him frequently. Tie reason tor ^ their not living together was that '.her husband wished to make a home for ? her. He left for] England soon a'fter the mai- riage, because he.'said ie could get a better (osition there. She saw Dampier off at be steamer, and ie promised to send for ter. They oorrespondett while, her *-»? band was in England. In 1906 Dampier returned to Austral**, and '.they continued in the profession. She saw him only once after his return, until 1908. They wen both travelling. with companies, but cor: resided. In May. 1908, they met at Rushcutte/s Bay, Sydney, when tie con versation luted a quarter of an hoar. Khe asked Dampier whether he was' friendly with a woman in his company. He 'said it was not true., She asked him .to make a home for her or take her away with his company. Dap-pier had a company of fii own at that time., He declined to take ler away with him because he said iis, father would think they wen married, He did, not make a home for ber. ; She bad not seen or heard from her husband since 1909. ./ ??.-.?? A decree nisi was granted, with costs against Dampier; ^ ? - '

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