Abandons White Wife For One Of His Own Color
Dickinson Japanese Restaurant Man Returns With Bride From Nippon
Dickinson, N.D., Aug 30—Dickinson is in a furore over a brand new Japanese bride who has just arrived from Nippon with her husband, Sosku Abe, local restaurant man. This is Abe's second matrimonial venture.
His first wife was an American girl whom he wed in Billings. Although an artist of unusual ability, she contracted habits which led to her Celestial husband divorcing her several months ago, when he divided his property with her.
Among other things there fell to her the Star restaurant here, which, by a queer quirk of fate, was closed by the sheriff the same night Abe returned with his new bride, and as he left the train here he was confronted with the spectacle of his former wife's being carried from the building by Captain Rhoda of the Salvation army, who hopes to win her back to useful womanhood.
The new Mrs. Abe was Kikilyo Sakurai. She was bought and paid for before she ever set eyes upon her husband to be, who met her at the docks in Seattle when her boat landed. All negotiations had been carried on with her parents, through the Japanese consul at Chicago.
The Beach Advance, 8/29/1917