National Affairs: Silver Tradition

Three things which the public mind associates vividly with the State of Nevada are divorces, silver ore, the Mackay family. Divorce and the Mackay name were once "linked" in public prints, in 1914 when Mrs. Katherine Alexander Duer Mackay took the notion to leave her telegraph tycoon husband, Clarence Hungerford Mackay, and marry a surgeon named Blake whom she later divorced (TIME, Aug. 5). But that happened in the East. In Nevada, where the Reno divorce mill grinds exceedingly fast and the ways of women are an old story, the matter caused...

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