35["A Koombana Echo", The Register (Adelaide, SA), Saturday 30 November 1912, page 17]



MELBOURNE, November, 29.

The action taken by a divorced wife to I have the order absolute erased from the decree because the petitioning husband died before it was made was not proceeded with to-day, and the summons was dismissed by consent by Mr. Justice Hodges. In the Practice Court the petitioner in the suit, Abraham Davis, of Western Australia, commercial traveller, on December 18 last, obtained a decree nisi for the dissolution of his marriage with Sarah Davis, on the ground of misconduct with J. M. Hattrick, otherwise known as "Sandy," and on April 20, in the ordinary course, the decree nisi was made absolute. In the meantime, at about the end of March, Davis went down on board the steamer Koombana. Since then probate has been granted to his will in Western Australia. The application was made by the respondent to have the order absolute erased and adjourned to allow an answer to be made. Mf. Hogan to-day appeared for the executors of Abraham Davis, and asked that the summons be dismissed without costs. He said they had the consent of the other side, who did not appear. The summons was dismissed.