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IN THIS HOT WEATHER LET'S LOOK OVER THE
JUNE BRIDE STANDING AND CUPID'S RECORD
New York, July 2, War and war
conditions forced D. Cupid to beat a
retreat here during bride's month of
June, 1915. 3,292 licenses- issued in
June against 3,808 in June, 1914.
Chief Clerk Edward Hart blames
the war and its conditions for the de
crease. "We have noticed a great
falling off in our foreign patrons," he
said today. "Lots of the young men
have gone back to fight and those left
behind in this country are sending
money to their poverty-stricken rela
tives instead of setting themselves
Washington. June marriages
numbered 127 against even 100 in
Cleveland. Dan Cupid dashed in
under wire at last minute with lone
marriage license, which beat 1914
June bride record for Cuyahoga
county. 934 licenses.
Detroit. Marriage licenses drop
ped off nearly 10 per cent. Last year
there were 1,550 June brides. This
year only 1,450.
Indianapolis. License Clerk Je
wett admitted that high cost of liv
ing must have hit Dan Cupid. Only
428 marriage licenses issued in Ma
rion county in June. 30 short of last
Dallas. Cupid's batting slim. Only
242 licenses against 263 in June,
Kansas City, Mo. 640 brides
marched to altar in Kansas City last
month. 20 less than year ago.
St Paul. 401 June brides this year
compared with 446 last year. St
Paul's population increased 5,000.
Ministers and social workers blamed
the war but said weather, economic
conditions and proximity of leap year
might have helped.
Minneapolis. 595 brides this year.
623 last year.
Denver. While 320 couples, nine
less ths'i Tuvio la"t vpi- r.v -? (
marriage license here last month,
business in the divorce court just
across the hall increased 500 per
cent Misfitted couples were anx
ious to get under the divorce wire be
fore a new and stricter law goes into
effect July 24.
Springfield, III. "Business poor."
That's Springfield's alibi for a de
crease in June brides from 141 in
1914 to 116 this year.
Des Moines. War did not depress
the June bride crop in Des Moines.
208 marriage licenses issued against
205 last year.
St Louis. Cupid's business fell off
in St Louis during June. Only 923
licenses issued here last month
against 1,066 in June 1914, a decline
Milwaukee. Bumper crop of June
brides here. All records for mar
riages in any one montr broken, 538
licenses issued in June against 480
in June, 1914.
Philadelphia. During past month
2,151 June brides recorded. 33 more
than June, 1914.
Weary Pete Say, dem city crooks
ought to be arrested. I seen an ad in
de paper last week that said fer a
dollar they'd teach you how to make
butter out o' grass. I sent in de dol
lar me last an' they wrote back
an' said: 'When you get the grass
ready, feed it to a cow an' then churn