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CUPID WINS IN CROSS
Denver, Colo.', Jan. 2. "It's no
ise. Your father never will con
sent. Meet me, Savoy, Denver,
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
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
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,"
Thrush started the wedding
ceremony in a locked room of the
hotel just as Clifford pere reached
the door, and began to kick and
Thrush calmly proceeded with'
the ceremony, until the young
couple were man and wife, and
then himself admitted the agitat
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