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DIZZY HUNT FOR WIFE
REMARKABLE SEARCH ROW OX BY
THE KEY. G. W. BROWABACK,
INSERTS A MATRIMONIAL AD
Gets Mio Answers From Women and
Is Busily Writing Such of
These as He Hi'^Hrils
." . * ■ •:... ■'■'■
Most remarkable is the search being
by the Kew.G. W. Brownback, of
Pa., for a bride. Mr. Brown-
Inserted this advertisement in a
1 DESIRE to correspond with Christian
I health and means, b -
• c ighteen and forty;
■■. matrimony; .1 am a Congrega
._ (i twenty-nine (see photo
full pa . Iculars, description and
•us exchanged in first tetter.
cress Rev. G. W. Brownback, No.
tnut St., Heading, la. P. S.—
■ s exchanged.
-tilt Mr. Brown is "swinging
i th ■ circle" in his hunt for a wife
dizzy whirl compared with which
, - of campaign orators are
ted list of 800 answers to
nt for a suitable wife, Mr.
his choice down to
"likely-applicants," as he expresses
set out to visit each
of the twelve in turn and decide which
; : with the title of Mrs.
. back. He had visited seven of the
Is .-;ii!l continuing his
• 1 may be married in twenty-four
hours, and it may be a month 1m
of this thing," said Mr.
I find the woman that I can
with, the rest of this marry
■an be concluded in a mighty
time. J shall simply take out a
 i n a brother clergyman and
th"c next train back to Reading
with -Mrs. Georgj W. Brownback on my
•>■ hurried and I can't be fool
i know just what sort of a wife I
.: ;ii'i! I'm locking for her."
r port r for tin- New York Sunday
World Magazine Mr. Brownback con
the Bret time to make a com
plete statement regarding his extraordin
ary search for a wife, with particulars
s experi< nces thus far.
Brownback is of decidedly clerical
■.! tii.- crown Of his long
leek-comfoed black hair to the soles
- small and very neat-fitting polish
ed gaiters. Li< wears a black Princ-3
, a silk tile, a wide expanse of
front and a small white tie. Jlis
manner is dignified, not to say stoical.
Ilis gestures are oratorical, and as h3
talks of his matrimonial affairs his sen
s roll out as it' they were addressed
to a mass-meeting in Carnegie hall.
Mr. Brownback lives in a neat little red
house on Chestnut street, Reading.
i! boards there, but the door-plate
witii "'Rev. (;. \V. Brownback" shining on
indicates his .status as purlo,?
tnself i isily in a carved chair
with plush trimmings, Mr. Brownback
I his vi-itor to another plush chair
opposite and began his story.
"I am twenty-nine years old, and conse
ly have reached the age when v be.
hooves me to think about matrimony,"
said Mr. Brownback.
•I have my ideal of a wife, and I made
up my mind that I never would marry
until I found that woman.
"Certainly I'll lind her.
"I'll reason ho many men fail to find
t; cii ideals is that they don't look for
•an'l say that I have ever regularly
marked attention to any lady. Of
. here in Heading, where I was
bom ami raised, and all the young ladies
and their mothers know that I'm a mm.
ister an,! a single man—er, well, I've been
I around a good deal. We'll put it
' I've frequently visited homes and gone
home t.. dinner with deacon's folks, of
- . and-^ih—met the young ladies.
But I ... r went back a second time. It
is not in my nature to wish to raise false
"Besides, Beading is a town where, as
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I may say, there is altogether too much
"It's an interesting and demonstrated
fact —this about Reading mothers-in-law.
They are the worst in the country.
"Some mothers-in-law are among the
best women that GoJ ever made, and they
have common sense*, too. But you don t
find them in Reading. Consequently I
decided to turn to the rest of the country
for a wife."
"And why did you turn to a matri
"I'm coming to that," pursued Mr.
Brownback placidly. He crossed his
wooden leg over his other leg, straight
ened his immaculate tie and brusned
some invisible dust off his cuff. Mr.
Brownback frankly admits having one
wooden leg. But, as he justly adds, it L 3
only one, and a neat, well-fitting wooden
leg at that.
"I know a minister who secured a wife
by advertising, and he did'very well in-
» ' " „ '„„ ■
THE ItEV. G. W. BROWXBACK.
deed. Through his wife's people's influ
ence he has a good church and is, as I
may say, living in luxury and doing good
-work in the salvation of sinners.
"Don't get the idea that 1 m mercenary,
though," added Mr. Brownback, hastily.
"Money will absolutely not influence my
choice at all. 1 merely mention my
friend's case )> causes this is what led me
to insert my advertisement in the paper.
"Of course it looks as if a young man,
an eligible young man, ought to meet
some suitable young lady in his own
town. Yet, if you reflect, you'll see that
they don't do it. They simply marry
without due reflection, and, if I may say
so, the d?vil is to pay.
"Answers to my advertisements? Oh,
my: Answers? I should say so. I re
ceived in all before I started out on
my journeys of inspection about 1,200 let
ters. I used to sit up until 2 and 3 o'clock
in the morning reading ihes-e letters. The
strain was so great that my eyes gave
out and 1 had to consult an oculist. It
was, however, a task which no conscien
tious person could avoid.
"Ah—where was I?"
"No conscientious person could avoid,"
prompted the reporter.
"To be sure. Well, to show you that
I am very serious about this thing I will
tell you that I even wrote to the chiefs
of police of several cities to have in
quiries nude as to the character of some
of the applicants. Some of them I had
looked up by detectives at my own ex-
THE ST. ; PAUL GIXUSJS, SUNDAY, AFKII, 0, 1903.
pense. I began correspondence with the
most likely applicant last fall, and by six
weeks ago I had narrowed my eligible
list down to just eight.
Tl notified three ladies that I would
call at a certain date to see whether we
could bring our negotiations to a satis
factory termination. Ah"
"Satisfactory .termination," said the re
porter, furnishing the cue again.
"Thanks. Ah, er"-—
"Just what are you looking for in a
wife, Mr. Brownback?"
"Comely, n«at appearance.
''Practical Christian piety.
"Good housekeeper, but not too fussy.
"Must know how to sew and cook."
"Woman who will not try to boss her'
'■Woman who will accept the word of
her husband rather than that of her
Mr. Brownback enumerated this bill of
particulars and then proceeded to elabor
ate it a little. '1 won't absolutely say
that I shall not marry a light-haired,
lady, but my affections always somehow
seem to turn toward dark-haired ladies..
"Grass widows, of course, are barred
unless they furnish a mighty satisfactory
reason for being grass widows."
"As to age?"
"Age," repeated Mr. Brownback, with
a decidedly downward inflection in his
voice. "Now, In the main, I should say
that nearly all of the 1,200 ladits who
have honored me with applications have
been very honest. Indeed, they have in
everything except this age question. I
can't trust them in that, I regret to say.
They have not been so frank and so ex
plicit as 1 should wish. I don't care for
a wife under twenty nor over thirty-five.
It does look as though that was a liberal
scale, doesn't it?
"Bui there is just where the worst hitch
so far has come.
"The first lady I visited was Mrs. Brew
ster, of Glastonbury, Conn. She certain
ly was nice, but her age was the only
thing against her. She was away over
the age limit. Of course, I didn't say s:>,
but I made up my mind right away that
it wouldn't do.
"She is a rich lady, very pious and all
that, and I did regret very much to de
cide against her. But now, for instance,
1 stayed there several days, and I no
ticed as we sat talking before the' fire
place of an evening Mrs. Brewster would
fall asleep— just sit there and nod and
".Of course, there's no company in that
sort of thing. Somehow Mrs. Brews»ter
got the id* a that I was going to marry
her sure, and when I left she had hys
terics. Since then her pastor has written
me that she has gone into nervous pros
tration. Too bad, too bad!"
"Isn't it a little embarrassing for both
parties, thest visits of inspection?"
"Not at all; nothing of the -sort. I have
with me the lady's photograph; she has
mine. As I step from the train she is
usually at the station to meet me.
" 'This is Miss or Mrs. So-and-So? I
inquire, or something like that, you
know. Then she usually replies:
" 'It is. You are Mr. Brownback, I be
"Easy, you see. Since my name has
been in the papers so much lately there
is ordinarily a big crowd at the station
to see us meet. What of it? This is a free
Disinherited Dauoinsrs tor Marrying;
... Tiien belt TUem $1,500,000,
This is a true story of a man who hai
such pride of will that he t:ied to reverse
nature's flat that the young of eaten sex
shall meet a mate among those of the
opposite sex, and that when they find
th-'ir mates they shall leave all other
beings and follow the mates which they
have found. This man ordered his
three daughters to disobey nature's law
and never to" marry. Instead they diso
beyed his law, and married, and were
happy. He cast them off, disinherited
them, and went to the other side of the
world to live. There he died alone and
friendless, with a fortune of $1,500,(X)0.
which he had accumulated. The money
came back to his three daughters after
all, because at the last he had found
that he had none else to leave it to.
The mas was Andrew L. Burdrey. He
died at Auckland, New Zealand. The
daughters are Mr?. L. Schmidt, of To
ledo, Ohio; Mrs. Harvey Morris, of Cul
ver, md., and Mrs. Franklin Marotheru,
who until recently lived in HutcJiiiison,
Bardrey was a native of Scotland, but
came to this country as a stowaway,
when but a chunk of a boy. He roughed
it over this country for several years,
until he had reached the age of t\v
two or twenty-three, when he became in-
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fatuated with a variety actress in Phila
delphia and married her. She went un
der the name of Flora Verness, "but after
wards told her husband that her right
name was Adelaide Osborn, and that she
was an orphan who had been taken from
an institution in Sydney, Australia, and
that so far as she knew she had not a
living relative on earth. She might have
told him anything when they were mar
ried and he would have believed her, so
completely was he under the spell of her
wit and beauty, for of the latter she had
a generous competence. After they had
been married a few years she would have
had difficulty in convincing him that any
thing she had told him was true.
Three daughters werte born of this
union. Before the third daughter was
born Mrs. Bardrey began to show how
much she liked liquor. When the third
child was able to toddle about alone tho
mother was past redemption,, and ono
cold night fell by the wayside when on
an excursion to a tavern in the com
munity where they lived, and her dead
body, frozen stiff, was found early the
next morning. She was buried near Phil
From that time on. however, Bardrey
had no use for any woman. His three
daughters, to whom he devoted his en
tire life, filled his whole heart. He had
prospered and continued to prosper, and
bis daughters were given the best Ciat
could be desired. As they grew to wom
anhood, however, he impressed upon their
minds that they must not marry, at least
while he was alive. On this' point h«
was especially vehement in his demands
But Cupid waits not for will nor way
country, and v m sure i have no objec
tion to crowds.
"Well, then I excuse myself to look
after -my baggage, and when that's at
tended to I usually walk home with-the
-We converse about the weather as we
walk, and when we jret to the house I
usually say, "What an artistic home you
have, madam!- Pr some such graceful lit
tle compliment. oie thing leads to an
other, and I can tell you it doesn't take
we long to open up a conversation. v^" \
Why, a man once said to me. 'How
Idng do yotl'recMon-aou can talk, Br<*ter,nT
back, about sometEin' that you don't
know anything about?'- - 5 %% j
•' About an hour- I said. Ana so I
can. I can alwaysopen up a ccnversa
tion and keep it a-going. "- ■'' 5
•'Yes, sorn?*mes tne ladies do get a
good deal Muscled. I judge them a goo i
dear by wheth^j the* meet rag in* a com
posed manner. 'One young *lady-»I won't
Tt'ir-whieirone is was—spoiled her chances
right away by setting rattled. - ■'' *
"Why, she took m*^ two squares out of
the way, to get~,her«home from the sta
tion. . * ; *; ''; ' " ' f Jv •
"We had walified'. about a block when T
said:. 'Why, mis^, this doesn't cojrfespeaid
to the' description m. your'letters r # :
•*' 'Oh? Siaaise ,-rcieA-xgb.e says. jTye tak
en the wrong ciirect!?n. I'm that excited
1 simply don't Kriow-my own •town V^.*"" \
"Of course : that settled her case.>. I
want a wife that's level-headed." .t" i
' "Was there one, Mr. Browntfack, that
you really liked among the six that you
have seen?" " " ■*- -*■•-"■• ■ ■ -^ ;'
•There' was," said Mr. Brcewnback, ani
something like a blush crept up over his
stoical features and .^ven seemed' to shed
a faint glow over his side expanse of
while shire front. i
'•Why? Why? That's just the point!' 1
(At last we seemed to be getting into the
realm of romance.)
"Ah! there's the kind of thing I can't
seem to put into -words. I've tried it.
and tts odd, but I can't tell why she
seemed so kind of-different from the rest
-—but she was! There was a—something
—a kind of something about her that I
"For one thing," and Mr. Brownback
came back from delicious i reverie with
vis bie effort, "she was a bright, noticing
sort of person. My necktie got a little
crooked and she saw it right away and
told me about it. Not in a fault-finding
manner; no, no, no; but just of. nice."and
noticing,'don't you know?' '; ■>
"And then- her eyes seemed to follow
me everywhere I walked about the room.
I wag watching her when she didn't think
I was- see? and I caught her watching—
me!. Ha_ba!" :'. ;
■ "This is the lady you will marry?" -■• !
"Oh, no, no; not so fast. There are six
others, and perhaps more to visit y< ■It
beh^o.ves & careful to be sure that
he is-exactly .saitPdJ 1 ■ -\ .. v ( .gr*;: .-' :
'. "Haye .you . y*ui.st3f 6 made a;"good im
pression on the'Se'** ladies,; Mr. Brown
back?" .* -■ . :.
. "Oh. of course. I know I have," smiled
"Suppose, after all, that you should
make a mistajqe—not get just-the right
"What! Impossible! Why I have m^de
a study of the "ff:ma!e sex. 1 have even
studied hypnotism. I'm the keenest read
er of the female sesithat ever—ever was.
"Oh, yes. I know there are women that
the strength of Sampson, the patience of
Job and the wisdom of Solomon could
not—ahem—lead in the paths of conjugal
felicity. (Good sentence; I'm glad you
"But I won't marry that sort. Of course
—if you insist—why, supposing I did. I'd
just—oh—well. "I'd reason with her!"
The Rev. Mr.' Brownback took a course
of Hible study at .Moody institute. Chi
cago, and is an Indep\-~ndesT Congrega
tionalist in religious belief.
of man, and the first thing he -knew,the
eldest daughter, Henrietta, besought Her
father's sanction- to \ wed' a goodly young
seaman named Harvey Morris. Bardrey
stormed and threatened to disinherit his
daughter, but he had run aground of a
will equally as ;str.png as his own," ani
Henrietta became ..Mrs.* Morris without
her- father's sanction. He promptly cut"
her off. and ordered not .only his new
son-in-law, but the : woman,-, wife and
daughter, from his door. , F i*" ....'.', .''.'.'.J
Daa^-liter Ko. 3 Marries. ; .;-. '<
Not long afterward the'youngest daugh
ter, Marine, eloped with a neighbor's son.
married him, and sent home for parental
forgiveness, which was promptly reject
ed under circumstances similar to those
which characterized the marriage of the
eldest daughter. Bardrey became morose
I and melancholy, but the apparent disre
! sard of the remaining daughter. ISlmina,
for the opposite sex, afforded him some
consolation and a thought that she at
least would heed her father's imperative
injunctions relative to matrimony.
Dit lighter \o. 2 .Marries.
But man proposes and God and women
dispose. Elmina's heart went out to a.
young merchant of Scranton, Pa., whom
she met at the home of the young man's
siyter, in Harrisburg, -where she went to
visit an old schoolmate. Franklin Mar
othern lost his heart completely to the
young girl, and she soon discovered that
life would not be satisfactory without
him. Boldly she sought her father and
told him all. True to his oft expressed
injunctions regarding his daughters' maj
rying, he cut her off brusquely, ordered
her to take her belongings and leave his
home at once or forever ■ renounce the
young man who sought her hand in mar
riage. She had enough of her father' 3
grit and stubbornness to get off tl>«
premises before another day dawned, and
then came the realization that the old
man was alone. It soured him complete
ly. He could not, would not, forgive.
He sold his belongings and gathered his
holdings into negotiable shape as soon as
possible, -elosld put everything and leit
on an Asiatic|steamer.
Father Rqiis Away Prom Home.
That was the last any of the daughters
heard of him, i despite the fact that they
advertised reiieatedly and sought the as
sistance of Uiited States officials at for
eign ports t?me; and again, until fnis
week Mrs. L. Schmidt, the youngest
daughter, who lives with her second hus
band and three 'children on Le Grange
street, received aj letter from the firm of
Cohn & Darlington, solicitors at Auck
land, N. Z., ielliijg of his death.
It appears that in some manner the old
gentleman had kf-pt track of this daugh
ter, although he had lost al! trace of the
other two 3*rs. JSchmidt was informed
that a fortune approximately a million
and a half dollurS, awaited the proof of
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claimants The property, judging from
the letter, which is rather meager, con
sists (if English bonds, cash and landed
interests in the grazing districts of Ifew
Zealand. Bardrey left no will, but a let
ter, addressed to his solicitors, was found
among his effects after his sudden death,
giving- the a-i dress of his one daughter,
raid saying that, while he never forgave
his children for disobeying him, yet he
wished them to have his property without
Mrv. Schmidt aoys that one of her sis
ter?, Mrs. Morris, lives on a farm near
Culver, Ind.. and that the other lived in
Hutchinson, Kan., before the cyclone
struck that place, and that she supposed
she'still lived in that part of the country
somewhere, but that they quarreled a
.few years ago over the possession of a
liUie trinket that had belonged to their
mother, ana which both of them wished
She had already started to reopen com
munication with both sisters, and the
three will probably arrange to send some
one, probably one of themselves, to New
ROLLING A HOUSE TO A NEW LOCATION.
Adjusting the Rollers Under the House.
Zealand to prove their kinship and take
possession of the property.
Mrs. Schmidt is not well off, neither is
Mrs. Morris, but Mrs. Schmidt says that
Franklin Marothern, husband of the
second daughter, was until within a few
years, at least, possessed of a tidy for
The necessary data will be secured at
ionce, ;so that whoever goes to New
Zealand may be prepared to establish the
rights of the legitimate heirs to the prop
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The portrait of a suicide is on the new
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In the center. The suicide was Meri
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is was also private secretary to President
Jefferson, who afterward made Jaim gov
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melancholy—he was a man of moous—be
killed himself. His picture is on the "buf
falo bill," and he is perhaps the only
suicide who was ever so honorei by
the government.—Chicago Journal.
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i dal that occurred many years ago In Phi'.
--\ adelphia. All the parties to it are dead
now, but it created quite a sensation at
the time. There were three brothers, two
of them well-to-do merchants, and th->
third a ne'er-do-well. They played for
considerab'e stakes, usua'ly at tli ■ hou£ei
of frknds. and occasionally at tli« ii- own
house. When the expose cam.- it was
i recalled that they invariably lost when
; playing at home—not always large
i amounts, but Loth brothi rs were
j When they plnyel at the houses of friends
it was a very common thing- for o
them to win heavily. The game wi
variably played on Sunday, and U]
Only the two wealthy brothi ra pi .
outcast was not in good society.
"When the game had been going for
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some time one of the brothers would call
for a new deck of cards—a very common
thing for poker players to do—and a ser
vant would be sent for them to the near
est drug store. It so hapepned that one
day (not a Sunday) a gentleman who
had been in the habit of sitting in the
game was in a drug store when a dis
sipated-looking man came in and offered
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to . sell the druggist some cards. They
were the kind usually sold at a dollar a
dcek, and the seller offered them at a.
quarter. He had one uozen packs, and
the bargain was soon made.
Upon inquiry the druggist said that thn
man came in every six weeks or so air!
disposed (if a dozen packs .if ?ird.s in
the same manner. The gentleman bought
one of the packs and went away. Thq
! next Sunday lie managed to get in tho
game, although ii -is an unusual thins:
lor the brothers to play with the same
people twice in succession. The time
came to call for a ri"w deck, and it was
Lought in the usual way. A few hand:*
were played with small results, and soon
there was a big pot on the table. Both
brothers had big hands and Ik t the lim
it. The gentleman i have mr-miono.l
called them. At the show-' ona
brother had three aces, the otftier a full
hand. The gentleman Quietly raked thw
pot with one hand and then Still mor.it
Quietly laid down a pair of deuce!
" 'What does this nvan?"
both brothers at once, while
players looked on with astoJ : .
'Jt means that this ;
me square for the
»ut of lust Bui
marked cards. These we an- n
with are marked, to i!
climax, J have another d sama
kind that I bought from
th lirui? store on Lh ' •
day.' " Tableau.
THE I. \t <-ji vi.or n<>\ .
The Laughalot boy la a gay little lad '"*
Who lives in a gay little place
Where all the good people who meet him
For just looking into his face
And the birds that sing there from the
day until night..
Warble only such songs as give people
Sing to add to the Joy
Of the Laughalot boy.
Each with all of its glad little might.
Oh, the Laughalot boy always runs to
And never is rude or unkind
And only good people go smiling his way,
And woes never darken his mind;
The I,aughalot boy is a gay little tad
"Who has many more joys than the boys
who are bad—
All the winds seem to go '
As he wants <ftieitri' tof blo^v.
And his laughing makes "everything glad ;,.
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