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Brooklyn Daily Standard Union June 20, 1906 Court News
HAD TWO GOWNS IN FOUR YEARS MRS. OTTO REICH SAYS HUSBAND ONLY OCCASIONALLY GAVE HER A DOLLAR ACCUSES HIM OF CRUELTY WHILE SHE WAS AWAY HE BROKE UP HOME ON THE HEIGHTS
Mrs. Susannah T. REICH, a well-known resident of the Heights and at present stopping at the Mansion House, in Hicks street, has come to the conclusion, after thirty years of married life, her husband, Otto REICH, a wealthy importer ofelectro steel and wood cuts, whose place of business is in Manhattan, has been cruel to her and has not given her sufficient money with which to dress herself. Supreme Court Justice MAREAN has granted her $10 a week alimony pending the suit she has instituted against her husband. The REICHs have two children, daughters, Dakotah W. REICH, 23 years old, and Mrs. Charlotte Lydia ADDISON. The REICHs were married in Columbus, Ohio, in January, 1876, but came to Brooklyn long ago, and have since lived on the Heights.
Among the charges made in Mrs. REICHs affidavit is that her husband never allowed her "any money with the exception of a dollar or two at a time for carfare and out of which I paid for any medicine." She also complains that he did not give her money for clothing for the last five years except on one or two occasions. She says,"During the last four years I have had not more than two dresses."
Mrs. REICH deposes that on Nov. 15, 1904, her husband threatened her life besides assaulting her so that her "nerves became unstrung," and she was ill for a long time afterward. She says that in July, 1905, her husband again ill-treated her and finally, last April, when she wanted money with which to go to Pittsburg, to see her mother who was very ill, Mr. REICH would not supply her. She says that she got the money together herself and went to Pittsburg but when she returned she found that her husband had broken up their home, and gone away. In her distress, Mrs. REICH says she went to board at the Mansion House, but as she has no means of paying the bills she asked for alimony.