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SHAKE DICE FOR A frlFE AND WINNER, LOSES
Peter Dermer and Wife, Whom He Married After Rival Had Won .
Her at Dice. "
Won as a-bride by Ernest Leg
ler, Miss Lizzie Shorten of Rus
siatown, Fresno, Cal., has con
cluded that fate shall decide her
Legler, after becoming engag
ed to the girl, left Fresno, and
Peter Dermer appeared as a suit
or. Legler was soon forgotten,
and Dermer and the girl secured
a marriage license.
Legler next day appeared be
fore the county clerk for a li
cense to marry Lizzie Shorton,
explaining that he, and Dermer,
the holder of the first license, hadj
shaken dice for the hand of the
fair Lizzie and that he had won.
But Legler was left waiting at
the church, for Lizzie married his
rival despite the result of the dice
Basil Hastings, English play
wright, is the author of the first
modern "womanless play." Suf
fragets aver-that the name of the
play "The New-Sin" is partic