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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. FRIDAY, DECEMBER, 29, 1911.
. THE ARGUS.
WbMobed DaOy and Weekly at lf4
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tered at the poatoffloe aa eecond-claee
BY THB J. W. POTTER Ca
1TCBV1 Daily, 10 end par week.
Weekly, 1 par year la itnaoc
CoenptalnU at daU-rery aw h-a should
be made to the elroulatlon aepartneat,
which ohoald alaa ba notified la every
tnstaaee where It la deelred to h
pa par dlaeoatlneed, aa earrtara have a
autkorltr la tba premise
Ail oa mmaaloatlons of arg-omeetatrre
abaractar. pollOoal or religious, muat
Lara raal aama attached for pnbltoa
Uea. No anoh artloles will bo printed
Telephones ta-all aapartaantarContral
Colon. Wart lit and 1141; Union eo-
the colon. There mar be at many
mora regulars in reserve. The irreg
ular troops nnmber perhaps 60,000. so
out of date In arms and drill that
they belong- with wooden warships.
Russia can put 1,800,000 trained sol
diers in the field. The total strength.
on paper, of the Russian army, using
all available reeerrlsts and garrison
troops, rises to nearly 4.000,000.
The Russian nary 1 relatively weak
and little of tt Is on tha Caspian sea,
where Persia has its most populous
coast, hut Persia has no nary worthy
of notice. Its bast boat Is of 600 tons
and the heaviest guns are of three-caliber.
The revenues of the Russian imper
ial gorarnment are about 11.150,000,-
000 annually. Persia Is In luck when
Its national Income reaches $9,000,000
or 110,000,000. Russia's revenues are
greater in a week than Persia's In two
Is ft strange that Persia gave up be
fore the advance of a Russian annyt
The Persian government seeded and
wanted the services of W. Morgan
Shuster, the young American finan
cial (expert In charge of the Persian
treasury, but Russia waa simply ir
PrWay, December 29, 1911.
A Denver man is circling the globe
without a cent Tourists who had
money often return (hat way.
Elbert Hubbard says he "feeds his
soul with white hyacinths." Bow El
be! t"s soul must dread meal time.
England's rejection of the indicted
packers' products may bring lower
prices, tout it's a shame to accept out
No wonder Senator 1 Follette
wears his hair pompadour. The rising
of that bump of egotism makes It
The Chinese revolutionists insist
that Peking shall not be the capital
of the new republic. To the horrors
of war Is evidently to be added
capital removal fight.
Congress plans to take a rest for
both the democratic and the republi
can national conventions. Later on,
when the socialists meet. Congress
man Berger will take a recess.
Wily, of course, the American gov
ernment aa at present constituted will
oppose the Chinese republic. Are we
not in league with the other "world
powers" having colonial possessions
beyond the seas and administering to
them without the consent of the governed?
Baltimore, A large building at
the works of the Maryland Steel
company was burned. The loss Is
Sedalla, Mo. There will be a gen
eral reduction of the ahop forces on
the Missouri Pacific and Iron Moun
tain railways in January.
New Orleans, La. W. J. Burns
arrived here to conclude an Investi
gation of a dynamite explosion
which wrecked a building under con
struction. Non-union workmen were
Cape Girardeau, Mo. Fire de
stroyed the yards of the PbJWps
Lumber and Fuel company, causing
a loss of $40,000. It is believed that
robbers opened the safe and started
Redwood City, Cal. The divorce
TV: i &
"Tea. there's money in chickens,!
The speaker paused to smile and
shrug bar shoulders. It might be
explained here, by the way, that she
sends half a thousand "strictly
fresh" eggs to the city every week
the kind that you pay the topnotch
"I should say, perhaps," contin
ued the woman who sells eggs.
"that there's money In eggs. I
don't recommend keeping chickens
to selL It's the eggs that pay,
though I think even that isnt go
ing to pay as well in the future as
it has in the past.
"Why? Well, everybody la keep
ing chickens now. The very poorest
people, if they have any yard at all,
hare a rooster and a few hens. That
will give them enough eggs for fam
ily use. I think it is a wise thing
to do, too. Bnt it certainly cuts
Into the egg business of the regular
"As to keeping chickens for the
purpose of selling the eggs
"Svarybody has a notion that if s
the easiest thing imaginable. I see
people with, that notion starting up
everywhere, thinking they'll soon be
rich from their egg business. But It
makes me laugh every time I see
one of these enthusiastic beginners
because they nearly all begin with
that idea and it's the unusual one
that doesn't give up in disgust at
the end of the year.
The one big mistake they an make
Is not having enough ground to
raise chicken feed. Anybody who at
tempts to raise chickens and buy
their feed, is a bankrupt from the
I v' , . . v. v VL -TZ . earn if you buy feed for them.
husband. Into which the name of
Rear Admiral Thomas S. Phelps, U.
S. N., retired, was brought, was dismissed.
"Oh, I've had all the experience
from A to Z In raising chickens and
marketing eggs. I've made it pay
me well, but only after a good many
'I started in a good many years
ago, when I was considerably
younger.- My husband was so af
fl 1 ft 414 friexfr Yt a rtfksva m m o narmanant
tion to cost $40,000. was passed by ,nvalld- We only had a 1ItUe money
Cincinnati. An ordinance grant
ing a franchise to the Cincinnati
Union Depot and Terminal company
to erect a new central railway sta-
An unusual but very pretty romance
graces the holidays In New York and
deserves notice for the exemplary
principle it holds forth to women. A
young woman working In the slums
has married her first convert Sh
had reformed htm first, by six months'
good hard rescue work. Bo many
good women of weak Judgment marry
them first and the rescue work after
wards falls of the desired results.
the city council.
Seattle A court order was signed
permitting ex-Governor Malcolm R.
Patterson of Tennessee to remove
his eon from the state on filing a
and I had to do something.
thought of all the usual things that
women think of, but none of them
appealed to me. Then I thought of
Wa vru-iV as Ifftltt nlatA An a ait.
uuuu ui -,vv iu Bu.,.u rB ll, 'Durban car line, and stocked It.
had good luck from the start, but
there wasn't a minute that I wasn't
New Rule fur Denver.
The people of Denver presented a
petition to the city council asking for
an election to vote oa the adoption of
commission government. The council
refused to grant the petition, alleging
that each provision of the new rule
would require a separate vote, and
that each provision would have to be
voted upon at a separate election.
The supreme court has overruled
the council, and characterises its con
tention as an absurd technicality In
tended only to defeat the right of the
people to express publlo sentiment in
a popular election. The court or
dered the council to call the election
as asked for in the petition.
The Kansas City Star remarks that
it is really a fine acknowledgment of
the growth of sentiment for good gov
ernment m American cities when the
council of a machine-ruled city like
Denver is afraid to give the people a
chance to vote for the new rule.
young man would not return
Jefferson City, Mo. Governor
Iladley, In a letter to Samuel Gom-
pers, announces that he has declined
to grant a parole to Edgar G. Bailey, I
ho killed a nonunion hack driver in
Kansas City In 1904.
St. Louis. A dispatch of the As
sociated Press Dec. 12 attributed to I
Professor Irving Fisher the state
ment that the high cost of living was
ue chiefly to malaria, hookworm pers. They make a great mistake.
and alcohol. "I stated," says Pro- The day's news is the most marvel-
fessor Fisher, that the causes ol oug BUmulaIlt that cnn be found.
the rise of prices were a matters gome women rare,y read tne pa
dispute and that an Internationa! perg Ag glr,g they never formed
commission should be appointed to tQ6 hablt grown hou8ewlTes
make an authoritative Investigation they value a broom more tnan a
Of that subject." n. human hltrtorv. Society
Cobalt. Ont. Fire swept the bus- IamiMr th manfl(rA to read. if their
a Ji.ti.i - m r 1 .a I t 1"
ius u. ml Di ovmeu uu, Mlt door neighbor does not gossip
out nearly all the buildings that too long over the telephone.
surviTea me aisasirous conuagrauon An brlght mlaieA children can be
O lt July. I inrtnrort to nick un the Tipwunnnpr
haTrit Thcr need a bit of euidanca
Colombo, Ceylon. Attending phy- to -e-ndals. aa thev need to be
slcians express satisfaction at the told not to .ddie ln the mud after
progress made by Dr. Charles W. . ,h0wer. Point out to the lad the
r.1101. presiaem emeritus or tiar- seat of war ln Tripoli. That makes
vard university, who was operated Te geography. If he will read of
on for append iritis. They declare, h. mmn) rnnatmptinn in Tn,v
La FoUeUe Enters Illinois.
CuKed States Senator "Bob" La
loUette, progressive republican candi
date for president, will whirl through
the state of Illinois today or tomor
row. He Is scheduled to visit Spring
field this afternoon and he will doubt
. leas be given Quite an audience. He
will reoeive attention as oce of the
vigorous fighters against the old re
publican "standpat" plutocracy, and
is doing more then any other one re
publican at this present day to force
reorganisation of the republican party ,
He will not receive the republican
presidential nomination because the
steam roller" convention nomination
fyfctem will be used. In a presiden
tial primary he would be dangerous,
and that Is why the Taft following ln
Illinois are vigorously opposed to any
'new facgled plan,' as they term it,
to let the people in on the ground
La Follette's visit to Illinois Is Im
portant from a state rather than from
a national standpoint He Is a strong
man. There's no use denying that
fact. He Is a vigorous, fearless, posi
tive character, brim full of life and
fire and full of flsht all the time. He's
a f.ghter who has convictions and
says what no thinks. Whether we
agree or disagree with such a cam
paigner we all hare considerable re
spect for the fighting spirit.
HuaaU and Persia.
The Russian empire has about 165,
C00.0OO Inhabitants. Persia takes no
census but the population i not more
than 1,000,000 or 10.OOO.OC0, perhap
llusaia keeps about 1,200,000 sol
der under arms. Persia has not
i.v,;v than SO ,000 men. mostly ill-
trailed and doubtfully equipped, with
learning and working hard.
For a long time I sold all our
eggs to one of these middlemen.
Eggs that brought 60 cents ln the
city brought me about IT cents
f .-om him. I never got over 30
cents for them when they were the
highest ln the city and mine is fan
cy guaranteed stock, yoa know.
"Well, the middleman and I had
a disagreement. Besides I didn't
see why It was that nls wtfe cotrid
afford to ride around ln aa automo
bile and I couldn't, when he iid
nothing but get the eggs from me
and deliver them to the merchants
while I had an the trouble and
anxiety and expense of producing
"Of course he saved me the tron
ble of delivering the eggs, but it
dawned on me that I might Just as
well have some of the money he was
getting as s go-between, so I can
celed the agreement, went down
town and saw two of the biggest
grooers In the city, and made con
tracts with them to take my entire
output. It was the best piece of
business I ever did and not only
benefited me, but the grocers and
the public, for the grocers can sell
a few cents cheaper on the dozen.
a a a
"In oar ease chickens pay. Bnt It's
because we used good Judgment
from the start and didnt expect to
make a fortune right away out of
an Incubator. Last spring I was
talking with a man who sella Incu
bators and he told me what a phe
nomenal business he was doing;
'Every one of 'em that buys
machine,' said he, with a wink, 'ex
pects to he a millionaire by fan.'
"But when one of those enthus
iasts falls," continued my inform
ant, "and tries to tell yon there i
nothing but trouble and expense ln
chickens, don't believe him. He'i
simply tried to do too much and he
began with wrong ideas.
"Keep a few chickens if yon can
If you treat them right they'll re
pay you with better eggs than yon
can buy ordinarily.
"But don't go into the thing with
the Idea of making a lot of money
out of your chickens unless you
make a regular business of It, give
it all your tlme Just like any oth
er business and have enough bus!
nesa sense to dispose of your prod
uct. You know some people can
raise chickens and get plenty of
eggs, but they -simply, haven't got
the business ability to sell any
BOTS win be boys, I've beard them say,
Aad so It must ba true,
Aad some boys will bo mora than that
At least by quite a few.
The sufferers wouM cot protest
So loudly or dajSere
The fact would they eonaent to be
Just boys and nothing more.
The future nun appears to ba
Bo sunning', so polite.
To look at him yoa would not dream
That he was not all rlsht.
But when you turn again and look
What la it meets your view?
A whole menagerie, and worse. -
Prepared to pounee oa yoa. (
Boys wfll be Indians and beara
And wOdoats an la one. ,
No use for mothers ta protest,
They only think It ftm.
They win be ptratee bold and strong
And hungering for blood.
And If In that they cannot wade
They'll compromise oa mud.
Tea, boys vO be most anything
That strikes them at the tone.
That old folks look upon In fear
And llet almoat aa crime.
But did they not in lawlessness
Discover hidden loya.
Why, then, they would be something else.
For they would not be boya.
The Argus Daily Story
Wanted A Husband By F. A. Mitchel.
Copyrighted. 1811. by Asaoelated literary Bureau.
The landlord of the Antlers in the' beW lt triumphantly before the new-
Antiolpatino Her Wants.
village of B., having finished his break
fast, sat him down before an open log
fire to read the morning: paper. His
was a hotel for summer boarders, and
since lt was now the dead of winter
his guests were few and far between.
He read th little sheet before him, in
cluding the advertisements, then arose
from his seat; went to the window,
looked out on the dreary scene and
longed for summer to come, when he
would again be in the midst of the sea-
" son's bustle.
He was on the eve of a bustle of an
other kind. Down the road came a
sleigh, the driver thrashing' the gaDop-
tng hones that drew It Instead of
passing the Antlers, he reined ln at
the front door, and a lady stepped out
and ran op the steps. The landlord
went into the ban and admrtbsd her.
I want a husband," she said, "in
The landlord gaped at her wonder-
"A husband, I say, immediately, ril
make lt worth your while and the man
who marries me."
At the words Til make lt worth
your while" a change came over the
"What kind of a husband?"
"Any one. Be quick about ft or X am
The landlord, being a married man.
was not himself eligible, much to his
regret, for the lady was young and
pretty, so after a moment's thought he
seized his hat and eoat and hurried out.
There were summer cottages tn B.
one of which waa owned by a widow
named Thurber. Her son Harry, a
man of twenty-five, had come from the
city to prepare the place for the recep
tion of a house party that was to fol
low him into the country. Harry
"I do think that Mrs. Frayle has the
meanest husband in town.'
"Whats his latest r
"Ton see. she wants to go to Cali
fornia this winter, so she has cultivat
ed a consumptive cough all season.'
"And the stingy thing has gone and
built a sleeping porch for her on the
back of the house."
"You all want to look out. There Is
a new girl on our street."
"What do we care for one mere girl,
"But she Isn't a mere girl. She's a
"Then well all fall madly in love
with her and talk about her all the
time till the boys can't bear anything
else for a month but her praises. .
think that'll hold her awhile."
Reading the Newspapers
(New York MatL)
Some men complain that they
have not time to read the newspa-
piowever, that he
is not yet out of
he will know, without consulting
public libraries later on, how the
history of his times was constructed.
Aged people live too much in the
past. To prolong the vitality of the
aged, get them all the dally news. If
their fond old eyes are failing, then
you can do them no greater service
than when you say: "I have come In,
grandma, to sit by your chair and
read aloud the newspaper to you."
L'o young people realize what an In
valuable Bervice this Is?
The free press is, take It all In
all, the highest prize of a free state.
We do not stop long enough to con
fess lt. We ought to weigh lt, ought
oftener than we do to rightly value
this costly machine, the dally press
It is not too much to say that noth
ing ever did or ever will come into
the poor man's home that stands for
so much expended energy as the
newspaper, which . he nay lightly.
perhaps, toss upon the floor.
Regina, Sask. John Hudson, an I
SECRETARY TO TAFT
MEASURES IN ILLINOIS
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, it-J.: ' J
The last issue of the Illinois blue
book states that according to the
statutes of this state, whenever any
of the following articles shall be
sold, and no special contract shall
be made to the contrary, the weight
per bushel or barrel or divisible
merchantable quantities of a barrel
shall be as follows:
Wheat flour, per barrel, 196
Wheat flour, per quarter barrel.
sack, 49 pounds.
Wheat flour, per eighth barrel.
sack, 24 s pounds.
Cornmeal, per bushel sack, 43
Cornmeal, per quarter bushel sack
Stone coal, per bushel, SO pounds.
Corn In the ear, per bushel 70
Wheat, per bushel, 60 pounds.
Irish potatoes, per bushel 60
Clover seed, per bushel 60 pounds
Onions, per bushel 57 pounds.
Shelied corn, per bushel, 56
Sweet potatoes, per bushel, 50
Turnips, per bushel 55 pounds.
Fine salt, per bushel. 55 pounds
Buckwheat, per bushel 62 pounds
Coarse salt, per bushel 50 pounds.
Barley, per bushel 48 pounds.
Timothy seed, per bushel 45
Oats, per bushel 82 pounds.
Bran, per bushel, 24 pounds.
Blue grass, per buehel 14 pounds.
Sherman P. Allan, former newspa
per correspondent who has been ap
pointed assistant secretary to Preal
dant Taft to allow Secretary Hlllea
to pay more attention to politics, has
entered upon his new duties at the
White House. He wUl relieve Kills
of most of the detail.
engineer, was injured when a pas
senger train crashed into a yard en
gine here. Hudson's leg was crush
ed and he was scalded.
New York. A Calcutta dispatch
says that the latest news from King
George's shooting camp in Nepal Is
that his majesty has shot 30 tigers
and IS rhlnocerl.
El Paso, Texas. Advices from
I Cap ares, Somora, says smallpox is
raging at Magdalena, that state, and
that over 50 eases are being treated,
with five or six new ones appearing
Rome. Cardinal Farley and his
suits have left for Naples. A great
'.number of people, including many
American visitors, were present at
the station to bid farewell to the
Didn't Think It Waa Permissible.
"I think." said Mrs. Oldcastle, "that
our minister is gcing too far. Did yon
hear his sermon last Sunday?"
"Tes," replied her hostess as she
finished sealing a letter to her
daughter, the Duchess of Batnsbead.
"Both me and Joslah put ln fifty dollar
bills when the contribution was tak
"I don't like the habit he has fallen
into of anathematizing the rich."
"Mercy! I hadn't beard about him
doin' thtt I didn't think anybody was
allowed to anathematize people unless
they had appendlctls or somethinV
Chicago Becord Herald,
"He's a friend to everybody."
"Oh, well, he can afford to be.1
"Why afford lt any more than any
"He never has any money."
"She is a perfect lady."
"Do you think so?"
"Sure. Don't yon see how she as
serts the title with every move she
is your idea of a
will eat leftovers for
Now after all this feaatmg
In every form and atyle
How good 'twould be to be so poor
We'd have to atarve awhile!
"I AM FBEB !" SUB KXOXAIKZS. V,
Some men are old bachelors jnst to
prove to themselves that they are free
and independent persons.
Love may seem to be like a moonlit
Inndscape, but that's no guarantee that
lt won't prove like a thunderstorm ln
less thsn fifteen minutes.
Platonic friendship is about as satis
fying as soup without salt.
It keeps most of us busy just getting
even with ourselves.
Having a good time is a relative
term; it may mean a visit to a nickel
show or a trip to Europe.
We all like to be popular, but soma
of us hate to pay the price.
Some men are so wise and dignified
that it really seems as if they must
have been their own grandfathers.
Never say fail and don't listen when
the other fellow says it.
The reason why some persons never
came back is because they never got
sway in the start.
Good intentions may not be forceful,
bnt they are certainly lubricative.
Work! If yoa don't win your lau
rels 73n may at least earn your hom
iny.' Beggars may not be choosers, but it
sometimes happens that they choose to
A sprained ankle will usually disable
the injured person for three or four
weeks. This Is due to lack of proper
treatment. When Chamberlain's Lini
ment is applied a cure may he effected
in three or four days. This liniment Is
one of the best and most remarkable
nrenaratiaa in use. At all druaeteta.
Thurber was superintending the un
packing of some boxes of supplies
when the landlord of the Antlers came
rushing in, exclaiming:
"I want a man."
"What for?" askal Thurber. looking
"To marry a young woman who is ln
a big hurry-"
"You don't mean lt!"
"She says she'll make lt worth any
man's while to marry her."
"Is she a fright?"
"No; she has a lot of style about her
and is pretty."
"By Jove, I have a mind to go and
take a look at her."
There was more talk over the matter
while the lady was impatiently stamp
ing back and forth across the floor of
the Inn. The landlord was not un
willing that Thurber should help him
out of the matter, so the two set off
together to join her. The lady looked
surprised at seeing a man of Thur
ber's station, but as there was evident
ly no time to lose she said quickly:
"I expected some ordinary man to
give me the legal status of a married
woman for a consideration."
"I might fill the bill without the consideration."
"But you must sign a paper agreeing
not to claim any matrimonial rights.
to leave me as soon as married."
Thurber stood looking at the girl
for a few moments, during which a
great deal was passing through his
mind. Presently he said:
"I'm your man."
"Have you a clergyman handy?"
asked the lady of the landlord.
"No, but we have a Justice of the
The landlord looked at Thurber,
who gave his assent, and the justice
"I see," said Thurber to the girl,
"that for some renson yon find it es
sential to assume the legal position of
wife. I will accommodate you with
out any reward except that yon shall
Join a party to be given at my moth
er's cottage, the guests to arrive this
The girl thought a moment, then
"I agree to the terms."
At this moment the Justice appeared.
The two stood up before him aud were
married, the landlord and his wife be
ing witnesses. The ceremony had
scarcely been performed and the two
pronounced man and wife before a
second sleigh was driven up to the
house ln hot haste. An elderly gentle
man got out and, coming in,' confront
ed the party. The bride snatched the
certificate from the justice's hf nd and
"I am free!" she exclcimed. Then,'
turning to her husband, she added, "I
call upon yoa to protect me from this
"I am the lady's husband." said
Thurber, "and aa such her legal pro
tector." The gentleman stood scowling at the
two for a moment, then, turning, left
the room, saying to Thurber:
"Ton have wed one who has been de
clared Insane, and I question if such a
marriage is legal However, you have
gained an advantage and I must leave
your bride ln your possession. But I
shall take steps to have the marriage .
annulled on the ground that the bride
is not in her right mind."
As soon as he had gone the lady
made an explanation. She was an or
phan la possession of a large fortune.
The man who had followed her was
her stepfather and guardian. He had
been her mother's second husband, and
from her mother she had received her
inheritance. Her stepfather had man
aged the property from the time the
heiress was a little girl and had made
away with a part of lt To avoid mak
ing an accounting and continue in con
trol be had succeeded ln having her
adjudged incompetent to attend to her
affairs and afterward Insane. She had
escaped from a private sanitarium and,
having been advised that ss a married
woman she would have a different
status from what she occupied under
a guardian, she determined to secure a
husband before her stepfather could
again get hi dutches upon her.
When Mrs. Thurber senior arrived
that afternoon at her cottage her son
informed her that there waa a young
lady at the village Inn whom he had
invited to Join their circle. Those cogni
sant of the wedding had been pledged
to keep the secret, and Harry did not
I announce to his mother or bis guests
that he was a married man. When his
wife arrived she was Introduced under
the name of Miss Eugenia Beeves.
Everything went smoothly for the
pair, who were to their associates sim
ply drifting into a love affair, but were
really man and wife. A week after
the lady bad come into the Thurber
cottage Harry one morning Informed
her that his mother Intended going
back to the city the next day and the
party must be broken up. He had
been very happy there and had urged
his mother to remain longer, but with
out success. "And now," he concluded,
"you are free to go forth unincum
bered by a husband except under the
law. But If you will remain with me
as my wife I shall consider myself the
most fortunate of men."
This "proposal" of a man to his wife
the wife took under consideration,
promising to give her husband an an
swer the same evening. But some
thing occurred that afternoon to reveal
the secret to the household. A man
came to the cottage, forced his way
into the house and, seeing Thurber and
the supposed Mis3 Reeves ln company
with a number of guests, proceeded to
read a legal paper addressed to Henry
Townsend Thurber and his wife, Elea
nor Bradford Thurber, enjoining them
to appear before the court and show
The lady in the case received the ex
posure' with her eyes bent upon the .
floor, while the man looked for a mo
ment as If he had been caught steal
ing. Bnt the first shock over he ap
proached his wife, took her band and
"My friends, I owe yon an explana
tion for introducing a lady to' you as
a spinster, she being really ray Wife."
He then told the story as it has been
told up to this point, at the end of
which every one pressed forward to
congratulate the bride and groom. All
agreed that, while the marriage by the
justice was binding ln law, it should
be repeated under different surround
ings. These matters served to brlns nhout
a decision on the part of the bride to
accept her legal husband as her real
husband, and Rhe blushlnsly consent
ed. A minister was telephoned for to
come from the next station, and dur
ing the evening a second wedding took
place among a gleeful circle.
The Bradford-Thurber case from the
moment of Elofinor Bradford's mar
riage to nenry Thurber assumed a very
different status. Since they lived to
gether as msn and wife all effort on
the part of the guardian to annul the
marriage proved a failure. Harry
Thurber, who had for several years
been ln charge of his mother's prop
erty, as well as educated to the law,
proved an admirable manager of his
wife's case. He fouslit any further
efforts to prove his wife Insane suc
cessfully and placed ber guardian in
a position where, if prosecuted, he
would be liable to state prison. But
here his wife relented ond refused to
prosecute the man who had been her
mother's hi "band. There was more
than enough of the estate left to en
able her and her husband to live ln
style, and Thurber ln time came into
an estate of his own. ;
The sudden wedding, which turned
out so fortunately, sttracted a great
deal of attention among the friends of
both parties. t .
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177S Savaanah, Ca., captured by the
1308 Andrew Johnson, seventeenth
president of the United States,
born; died 1S75-. ' -ISOO-Eattle
of Wounded Knee Creek.
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