aSked her into a drug store to have
some ice cream. I went in and had
some ice cream myself, though I re
gret to say I had to leave most of it in
order to follow them when they got
"I did not say a word until the door
of their destination was reached
Then I walked up and touched the
girl on the shoulder. The man start'
ed to bluster. 'This girl is going with
me,' I said. I ll take care of her.'
was not in uniform, but without an
other word he walked away."
It is such cases in preventive and
protective work that the policewo
man is most needed.
GIRL WEDS ON DARE
Mrs. Matthew J. Corcoran.
Oakland, Cal. Matthew J. Cor
coran, son of the late Senator Cor
coran of Washington, and Miss Ruth
A. Winter, former assistant secretary
of the California State Railroad Com
mission, were married on a dare
The romance had its inception in
San Franciscd's New Year's festivi
ties and ended recently in an elope
ment when a mutual friend dared
them them to get married and "make
good" an introduction at a party
where the couple had been presented
as man and wife.
"We may do that," was the asser
tion of Corcoran, who is assistant
manager of a piano company and,
after the wedding, he confessed that
they plighted their troth that very
night when the gaiety of the party
was at its height.
NOT A PROFESSIONAL
"What did Miss Petite say after you
"She told me to call on Friday
hereafter, because that was ama
teurs' night." Judge.
Grace He said my arms were like'
Her Hateful Friend Perhaps he
meant they were nothing but bone;
Free dentistry tor all railroad em
ployes is contemplated by the rail
way ministry of Austria.
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