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CUPID WINS IN CROSS
COUNTRY RACE- Denver, Colo.', Jan. 2. "It's no ise. Your father never will con sent. Meet me, Savoy, Denver, Roland." This telegram, received by Miss Alice Clifford, daughter of Hamilton W. Clifford, wealthy stock broker, at her home in New York, Friday afternoon, started a cross country race between father and daughter, and brought about a wedding at the Spvov ho tel behind locked doors and to the accompaniment of violent kicks administered to the portal by Miss Clifford's irate parent. Roland Birch, a New York stock broker, sent the telegram. Miss Clifford began packing as soon as she reveived it. She left her home without being ob served, but dropped the telegram in the hallway. Her father picked up the tele gram and read it, just as Miss Clifford climbed into a taxicab. Father grabbed his hat and coat. Miss Clifford caught a Rock Island train for Denver, at the New York depot. Fifteen min utes later, father caught a Bur lington train for Denver. Miss Clifford reached here just one minute in the lead of her outraged and peevish parent. But what was sufficient. Be tween the depot and the Savoy hotel, she increased her father's handicapped by two and one half minutes. Roland was prepared. He had Magistrate Thrush" waiting in the lobby of the Savoy hotel. Mag istrate Thrush has a reputation in Denver, for outwitting unro mantic parents. He's a sort of "Blacksmith of Gretna Green," the second. Thrush started the wedding ceremony in a locked room of the hotel just as Clifford pere reached the door, and began to kick and hammer it. Thrush calmly proceeded with' the ceremony, until the young couple were man and wife, and then himself admitted the agitat ed father. Clifford, seeing the thing was done for ''better or worse" called all his sporting instincts to his aid, and graciously forgave his daughter and Roland. Then he went to the hotel office and settled up for the damage he had done the door. WOMEN TO ACCEPT JOBS AS DEPUTY SHERIFFS New York, Jan. 2. If Sheriff Julius Harburger wasn't sincere in his declaration that he stood ready to appoint a large number of women deputies, among them some of the most noted women in America, he has brewed himself a peck of trouble, for, wtih one exception, the women have an nounced their intention of accept ing. Harburger says he really is sin cere, and that as soon as the re quired $10,000 bonds are submit ted, he will swear the women in and give them their shields and armament.