Miscellany: Gravy

In Chicago, after paying $32,500 of alimony in 13 years, Garfield J. Schieferstein, onetime rich realtor who lived "like a hermit in one of my vacant flats, with a bed and a chair as my only furniture," committed suicide. He left a note: "I leave this world because I have been ruined by my wife and the laws and courts that make the racket of alimony possible. ... I had the grief and my wife had the gravy. Goodby, world, you are too much for me."


In Ludington, Mich., at a meeting of the...

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