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LOVING COUPLE IRATE DAD
HE'S TICKLED THEY'RE SAD
New York, July 8. This one is just
like a movie, only it's the real thing.
Handsome, tall, square-shouldered
young Francis K. Evans of Memphis.
Tenn., opens thefirst scene in love
with demure, pretty 17-year-old Hat
Irate father real Southern type
with slouch hat and white goatee
vows they shall not wed.
. Evans and the girl declare they will
and they did in Chicago last Sat
urday. Angry father on following train
pursues them; breaks into hotel
room, steals his daughter and rushes
to New York.
Next reel Angry father, still an
gry, picks girl bodily off Hamburg
American dock today in Hoboken,
puts her aboard the Vaterland. Dis
tracted husband rushes up just in
time to see Vaterland steaming out,
with angry parent overjoyed, and
bride of a few hours sobbing.
ROAD EMPLOYES TO CONFER
July 10 a joint conference will be
held by the representatives of 67
western railroads and 31 labor organi
zations representing over 80,000
members of the engineers, firemen,
oilers, railway clerks, warehousemen,
freight handlers, trackmen, switch
men, brakemen and conductors.
Warren P. Stone, the international
president of the locomotive engineers,
is here awaiting the conference.
"Over 95 per cent of the engineers
have unanimously voted to strike un
less their working days .are cut from
10 to 8 hours," said one of the promi
nent officials, "and the men are a unit
on the proposition."
Unless the demands are granted a
strike will be called in 48 hours, is the
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
The school board yesterday appro
priated $7,500 to pay the expenses of
Sup't Ella Flagg Young, John D.
Shoop, Lewis E. Larson, Gertrude
Howe Britton and Angus Roy Shan
non, who will accompany the railway
terminal commission which starts to
night for a trip to Europe.
Summer playgrounds will be open
ed at the Thorp, Oakland, Burrows,
Agassiz, Anderson and Mitchell
schools. Samuel B. Allison, Agnes B.
Heath, and Elizabeth Murphy, ass't
JOHN D. HAS BIRTHDAY ARMED
GUARDS HIS ONLY GUESTS
Tarrytown, N. Y., July 8. Under
armed guard, a virtual prisoner on
his own magnificent estate, John D.
Rockefeller, the world's wealthiest
man, passed his 75th birthday today.
Despite all his millions, it" is not a
happy birthday. He was away from
what is really home Cleveland be
cause of importuning tax collectors.
Harassed by agitators denouncing
his policy in the Colorado bloodshed,
he dared not venture off his estate.
Elaborate electrical burglar alarms,
armed special guards and deputy
sheriffs, with vicious bloodhounds,
watched over his property.
He was without the comfort of the
presence of his wife and sister, both
of whom are in ill health. His son,
John D., Jr., was not here to cele
brate. He was in seclusion in Maine,
also bottled up by I. W. W. agitator.
The wealthiest man in the world
is so much a prisoner that he avoid
ed his usual birthday custom of wel
coming reporters and giving them
Eighteen holes at golf, his usual
day's play, followed breakfast. And
his guards with big revolvers follow
ed him like caddies.
Luncheon was slated for 1 o'clock,
followed by a nap and an auto drive,
with guards around the estate, and
out of range of hostile demonstra
tions. And after dinner he will re
tire early, as is his custom.
And this is the'wealthiest man in