John Shippam of Bowbells
, against whom a judgment for $10,000 was obtained by Maud Smith, claims that he did not have a chance to defend himself, and wants a new trial, which he will probably get. Shippam now lives with his family in Minneapolis. Maud Smith claims that she was induced to live with Shippam as his wife, he claiming that in America it was not necessary to perform the ceremony as in her old home, England. Later her baby was born and he deserted her. Before trial, an officer was sent to the Shippam home and attempted to serve papers on him, but his wife refused the officer admittance, neither would she read the summons, which was finally thrown on a lawn at her feet.
Ward County Independent, 7/12/1905