$500;000 GOES UP IN SMOKE!
A recent spectacular three-day fire
at San Diego, Cal., consumed 2,000,
000 gallons of distillate, kerosene and
gasoline, valued at $500,000. A 250,-000-gallon
tank of gasoline exploded.
Flaming oil scattered by the explo
sion caught a neighboring lumber
yard and burned 1,000,000 feet of
4 CtfP OF THE OLD BLOCK
The rich daughter of old Lucius Tuttle, long-time railroad monarch of
;New Hampshire the man whom Winston Churchill so ably embalmed in
-fiction. has gone to the trouble to explain why she recently married the
chap who used to he her father's chauffeur.
Bless her heart, she needn't have done it. There wasn't a thing about
the match that was a particle of the public's business, beyond their getting
spliced in the way the law required.
But now that she's told about it, the subject is open for discussion; and
all we have to say is that we admire her pluck.
Hubby's name is Brown, an honorable, wholesome name; and by all
accounts he fits it. He was poor and honest; she not very handsome, but
-rich, sensible and loving.' She suited him and he suited her and so they
were married, which in these circumstances, was the thing to do. Some of
the folks in swelldom profess to be shocked and say they're going to turn
jup their noses at the chauffeur husband if he gets in their way. But if he's
what she says he is, he won't give 'em the chance, having more interesting
and important uses for his time.
Pa Lucius wa's a plain homespun in his day, before he got entangled
cin his millions. You can't imagine that old man letting anybody else pick
a fife partner for him. And we'll bet that, no matter what the swells may
cSay, down in his heart he's right proud of the daughter who foIlowed''the
t promptings of her affection in spite of snobbery's sneers. -
The best wish we can offr Bridegroom Brown is that he may forever
-steer clear of the "society" which thinks that because he worked he must
t be "ignoble.
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