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CUPID PUT? KIBOSH ON 13 AS AN UNLUCKY NUMBER
Number 13 is commonly can
sidered an unlucky number, but
Dan Cupid has pulled a little
stunt in Chicago which shows
his total disregard for the super
stition. Cupid looks at 13 in a,
"I Should Worry" attitude.
Four young Chicago couples
were dining at a locaj restaurant.
Suddenly one of the couples dis
closed the secret that they were
engaged to be married. Like
cqnfessions followed from the
other three couples, Under, the.
circumstances, one of the young
ladies suggested that they all get
married at the same time and give
each other away. THs was possi
ble, as two of the young ladies,
were twin sisters,, twQ Qfthe men
were twin brothers ajid theipjher
two ladies' 'were cjttfs"ns of "the
other two 'men. ' ,
The whole idea io appealed to
the party that they called in a No
tary Public and each signed an
agreement to marry tjie party op
posite their name. The ladies
were then very careful to sign
after the right man's -signature.
The Notary Public looked at
his watch. It was 13 minutes to
10. As he remarked about the
unlucky minute he noticed a
queer thing on the paper the
crowd had signed.
The names appeared in the fol
lowing order :
Howard "T"' Hanlan--Celia
McCarthy, 3154 W. Jackson "bldv.
(Note the number" of letters in
both their names and add the fig
ures in her house number.)
Heber McDowell, The Ker
Glass Cq,t Maude McCarthy,
3154 W. Jackson blvd. (Note the.;
number pf letters in their names,
the number of letters in the name
of the firm he works fop and theJ
total of the numbers in h,er home
LyTe E. Merriell, 1520 W. Chi
cago ave. Isabelle J. Hunt, 5Q3
S, Qakley blvd. (Note the num
ber cif letters in both' their
names.) , ,
Chas. L. Merriell; 1520 Chicago
ave. Evelyn Mae Berg,, 1903 Po- '
tomac ave. (Note the number of
letters in both names and add-the
numbers'ih her address.-)
-The Notary Publjo". finally
agreed to sign the queer -agreement
and he nearly feinted when
he counted the letters Jh his own
name Walter Mathews, W.
Ohio street. -v - "
The four coupled have;decided
to be married Wednesday, Nov.
13, at Crown Point, Ind. (Note
the number of letters in, theplace
chosen.) They will then all go on
a honeymoon, ih an auto truck,
passing through Crown Point,
Evan sviller Louisville, Cincinnati,
Columbus, Dayton, Cleveland,
Sadusky, Toledo and South Bend.
(That's ,13 cities, with" a total of
113 letters:) They all will be
married by Rev. W. E. Naughton,
of Crown Point. (Note the num
ber pf letters in his name.)
AH the men are 23 years old
and were horn in February. Their
birthdays all range between the
13th and the 23rd. The ladies are
all 20 and were all born in March