Sad result of a Runaway marriage.
--The New York correspondent of the Philadelphia Inquirer
A few years ago the marriage of Miss Boker
, a young, beautiful, and accomplished lady, with her father's coachman, John Dean
, set all the scandal-mongers in Gotham
on end. A sad addendum
to the "strange, eventful history" has now to be added.
After the marriage the couple, notwithstanding their different " bringing up, " lived happily enough together in a small cottage over in Williamsburg
The husband obtained an office in the custom house, and saved money enough to open a public house at the foot of Grand street, Williamsburg
But, alas for John Dean
, he could not keep a hotel.
It is said "he was his own best customer," and, as a natural result, he commenced treating his wife badly.
In a short time all their money was spent, and with poverty coming in at the door, love as usual, flew out of the window.
John beat and abused his wife, but all this she put up with until starvation stared her in the face, when she was compelled to ask admission into the alms-house.
The petition was granted, and the fashionable, elegant, and accomplished belle of the 5th Avenue (a few years ago) is now the associate of beggars and paupers.