Bloomington (Indiana) Telephone, January 19, 1917, p. 1.
Note: The surname is spelled both Stoute and Stout in the article.
LOCAL MAN HAS TWO WIVES
'Tis Charged, and Now He's In All Kinds of Trouble.
Earle W. Stoute, quite well known young man raised in Bloomington, is in
trouble for alleged bigamy. He married a second time, forgetting to get a
divorce from wife No. 1 who was Miss Mettie, daughter of Joseph Houston, of
this city. At the time of their marriage here three years ago, Stoute was
aged 28 and the bride was 23. He is the son of Ira Stout, now a resident of
Tennessee. The ceremony was performed by Squire Simpson Robertson.
Last night's Indianapolis News says: "Earl W. Stout of Indianapolis, was
arrested at St. Louis, Mo., today on an indictment charging him with bigamy,
which was returned yesterday by the Marion county grand jury. He will be
brought back here for trial. The indictment charges that Stout was married
March 4, 1914, at Bloomington, to Mettie Stout who now resides at 1115 west
29th street, and that he has not obtained a divorce from her. It also is
alleged that Stout was married to Miss Alice Wyon, 2055 north Capitol
avenue, December 31, 1916.
"According to Elmer Wyon, father of Stout's second wife, Stout ran away with
Wyon's daughter and was married to her at Terre Haute, after he had refused
to give his consent to the marriage. Wyon said Mrs. Mettie Stout had told
him about her marriage to Stout after she had learned that a marriage
license had been issued to Stout and Miss Wyon. Information was received
from St. Louis yesterday that Stout was in that city and an officer,
accompanied by Wyon, went to St. Louis last night and rarested (sic) him."