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came permanent. Miss Abercrombie
is the sister.of Baroness von Bricken,
whose husband is connected with the
Sophisticated to a degree, charm
ingly polite with the very best o? "so
ciety" manners, young Crawford ad
mits to two previous marriages, but
shrugs his shoulders disdainfully at
the mention of more serious com
plaints. "Poof! Poof!" with (a European
accent, is his attitude toward the
whole catalogue of charges, one of
which is that he posed as a naval sur
geon during his campaign for the
heart of Margaret Abercromble.
"Love pirate!" and "Scoundrel!" is
the way his father-in-law speaks of
But that doesn't bother the affable
"Dr." Oawford. He says 'quite mo
destly that almost any young man
might now be in his shoes.
And this is why, he says:
"Young men don't have to pursue
the girls. My experience is that they
get chased themselves."
He continues with:
"Give any fellow in tfie town a
clean collars, one deqent suit of
clothes, shine "his shoes and lead him
to the barber. Put him in any kind
of a gasoline-driven, four-wheeled
vehicle and he can make nice women
friends so fast that he will be dizzy.
Does he have to be sponsord and all
that stuff? I should say not! Just
let him have plenty of time and a
little ready cash and he can have a
good time all the time. Nobody in
vestigates his family tree. He needn't
worry about any censor catching
"I'm a good money-maker. I have
a machine but I haven't any social
position. I never found I needed it.
I'm" just from plain American stock.
All I bad to do to be taken up was to
make a good background for myself.
The best hotels did that for me. I
had a few good friends and I spetat
a good deal of time around the hotels.
It was easy. Soon I was taken up.
"The telephone is the curse of tho
modern young man. I have been in
vited to dinners by nice young women
to whom I have never been formally
presented. Any young man here can
have all the comforts he wants with
out marriage. He flits from flower
to flower jot rather, from home to
home. The- average fellow does not
believe in tying himself up to a wife, yj
but I am different I believe mar
riage is the sphere for every young
man. I have been unfortunate, but I
still hold Miss Abercrombie as my
wife and my ideaL"
Not only girls but young married
women as well are included in his in
dictment of the sex. '
"I can understand," he said, "why
some single girls go out after perma
nent meal tickets, but the married
women! And believe me, there is a
lot of young married women in this
town who want a couple of young
men to tag them around afternoons.
I, myself, have kept away from mar
ried women. If I discovered that the
woman I was escorting was married
I would roast her good and leave her
on the spot"
Some of the blame for the condi
tions he pictures as fact he places
on the parents.
"How many mothers know the
origin of their daughter's friend
ships?" he queried. "How many
fathers investigate the young men
who become guests in their homes?
Not many, I can tell you. I never
met with any questions anywhere.
You can travel a long way on your
manners and a little ready money."
TODAY IN ILLINOIS HISTORY
July 8, 1828. According to some
authorities? it was on this day that fy)
the first issue of the first newspaper
in Northern Illinois, the Miner'sJour
nal, was published at Galena. -
LIKES 'EM EXPERIENCED
C. M. Owen was on the creek Sun
day to see the widows. Conway,
Ark., Log Cabin Democrat
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