LAWRENCE RVPP-"MERE MAN" WINS IN HOT
SPARRING MATCH WITH FRIEND WIFE
New York, Aug. 21. Lawrence
Riipp, a "mere man" and a very
diminutive person at that, sparred a
match with a "new woman" suf-
fraget first and his wife afterward
and though she weighs almost twice
as much as Rupp, and is a very de
termined lady, the "mere man" won.
Rupp came home to supper one
night after a day of toil, and was
startled when he entered his abode to
see not a vestige of a dish on the
table nor smell a smell of cooking.
In surprised he questioned the chil
dren, but they could give no satisfac
tory answer, soupp wandered forth
to seek consolation at the place
where men find consolatjon, and as
it happened he passed a hall where a
suffrage meeting was in progress.
Rupp looked at the hall in disdain.
"What are wQmen coming to?" he
muttered. "If I had a woman that
went into such things and neglected
her house.I'd I'd "
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Rupp.
The words froze on Runn's lins.
for, floating out on the- evening air
came the yoice of Mrs. Rupp. It
wasn't the voice that startled Laurie,
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