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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 20, 1912, Image 9

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Here's a Boiled Down Love Story as Told in Pictures at One of
the Moving Picture Shows.
Mr. Tones, owner of large ranch
' in Arizona, was a great student of
theology and in sthdying neglect
ed his ranch, -which -caused his
wife to scold and fight him con
stantly. Finally Jones got tired
of always getting scolded and left
home, going to a small nearby
A year later Mrs. Jones heard
that her husband was dead and
she told the boys on the ranch of
it. Broncho Bill, one of the bunch,
on hearing the news, proposed to
the supposed widow, but without
much satisfaction. The boys on
the ranch got a lot of pleasure out
of watching Bill trying to win
Mrs. Jones' affections.
Flatfoot Jim, another of the
cowboys, got the boys together
and they wrote ai letter to Bill
making an appointment to elope,
and signing the message with
Mrs. Jones' name. Elsie Jones, a
daughter, delivered the letter to
Bill. A crowd of cowboys and
cowgirls, who had followed Elsie
watched Bill dance a jig as he
read the fake proposal.
The cowgirls then dressed Flat
foot Jim up as Mrs. Jones. They
had a hard time getting her
clothes on him, but finally made
him look fairly ladylike. Bron
cho Bill, with the bunch follow
ing him, went to his cabin and got
rid of them by throwing a pan of
water at them. Then happy Bron
cho Bill put on his long black coat
and big hat and in a hired rig,
drove off to the meeting place.
The couple then went to a near
by small town where they expect
ed to get married. Broncho Bill
did considerable kissing and hug
ging during the drive. When
they arrived in town they went
right to a church where the long
disappeared Mr. Jones was work
ing as minister.
Mr. Jonete not knowing what
was up, suspected something and
becoming angered, refused to
marry them. Then the cowboys,
standing at the door, came in and
told Jones of the joke. At the
same time everybody, including
the real Mrs. Jones recognized
the minister, and then Broncho
Bill discovered that he was about
to be stung. A general riot
started and Broncho Bill went in
a dead run after Jim, who had
made a quick exit. The cowboys
and girls fqllowed the chase.
Mr. and Mrs. Jones stayed be
hind and finally agreed to love
each other and live together
again. A few hugs and kisses
sealed the agreement.
Broncho Bill chased Jim
through the main part of town
with cowboys and girls hot after
them on horseback. Jim entered
a saloon and tipped over the

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