His Romance -- It Is Told in Court, the Result of a Law Suit
to 0 HIS ROMANCE. It Is Told in Court, the Result of a L?w Suit TRENTON, N. J., Sept. 20 Mrs. Mary W. Lynde of this city, whose suits for divorce and alimony against her bus - band, Charles W. Lynde, have been hanging fire la the United States su preme courts of New York and New Jer sey for nine years, today began suit In the court of chancery to compel b?r for mer counsel. James Westervelt of New York to pay ereer J3S.600 received from Mr. Lynde, less a sum which she ask the court to fij as counsel fee. Chancel lor Magle signed an order requiring Mr. Westervelt to appear at the state houso next Tuesday to show cause why the application should not be granted, The present suit hinge entirely upon the amount to which Mr. Westervelt is entitled for hi services. Mr. Wester velt sent to Mrs. Lynde s bill for 119.000. of which 1500 was for services rendered by George H. Bruce. $4,400 for Gayley Fleming, and 115,000 for Mr. Wester velt These charges, Mr. Lynda de clared, were excessive, and she refused to accept from her lawyer a chec for J16,0Stt 73 in full settlement of her claim. Sundry taxed cost In the - court amounted to $2,513 31. The romantic story of tha LynJe case told In full for the first time la the papers filed today. Mr. Lynde was tte son of a wealthy resident of Princeton, but because estranged from his family after his marriage. Later he left his ife and went to Australia, whers he en gaged in sheep raising. He hal a var ied career, serving In the United States cavalry at one time, on a ship at an other and roughing It generally In every part of the world. He returned to find himself'sole heir to a large fortune end once more single. Later he oiarrled again and lived for a time In Patchogue, I. Mr. Lynde applied for a divorce In 1893. Her husband being then with out mean there was no application for alimony, but when he came Into his for tune the case was reopened. In 1897 Mrs. Lynde obtained a decree for 7,840 bark alimony and SO a week permanent alimony. Mr. - Westervelt who had come Into the case a year be fore, being allowed $1,000 for his scr Ices up to that time. To enforce the udgment five actions were begun against Mr. Lynde In New Tork state. one of which was appealed to thi United States supreme court, which affirmed the flnal decree of the New Jersey court of chancery. Sirs. Lynde says that In July she received a letter from Vr. Westervelt asking her to sign a general release In blank saying that he had se cured a settlement with Lynde, although he could not ay on what terras. She signed the paper and gave Mr. Wester velt power of attorney to recelv the money and draw upon It for llou!diin o' all expenses arising from the sun. It was after this that Mrs. Lynde received received from her lawyer the chwk for $16.rS."9, which she refused to have cashed. Mrs. l.ynde Is not aware of her former husband's whereabouts.