April 30, 1907

Asks Divorce and Alimony -- Other
Cases in Independence.

Margaret J. Holmes commenced suit for divorce yesterday in the circuit court in Independence, against Guy Holmes, whom she charges with desertion. They were married September 23, 1896, and separated February 12, 1907. Mrs. Holmes askes for the custody of her 9-year old son, Robert Stone Holmes. She asks for alimony for the support of herself and child, and alleges that her husband is able to pay alimony, but does not specify his property in the petition.

Other suits for divorce filed in Independence were: Robert E. Aiken against Mollie Aiken, Lillian Bouldin against James B. Bouldin, Wilburn J. Phillips against Carrie Phillips, and Carrie Stewart against David C. Stewart.