Jacob Aultman’s Heartless Conduct

Athens, Ga., September 2 – (Special) – Several years ago Jacob Aultman came from New York to Athens and commenced clerking for S. Harris. He was a young man of good address, and soon made quite a number of friends in our city. After the failure of Harris, Aultman went out to High Shoals and engaged in some kind of business, and while there he made the acquaintance of Miss Maggie Steed, a beautiful young lady of that place. Aultman soon won her affections and married her. They lived happily together and two children blessed this seemingly happy union. Aultman moved back to Athens and for sometime clerked in the store of Mr. Coleman, on Broad street. He rented a neat little cottage up town, and had it nicely fitted up. Last Tuesday, without ever saying a word to his wife or any one else, he left home and went back to new York. He wrote back that he had joined the navy and would soon leave the port of New York for a long cruise. His heart-broken wife has gone back to her people at High Shoals, and has abandoned the idea of ever seeing her wayward husband again.

Sept. 3, 1885
Atlanta Constitution

Contributed by Stephanie Bradley