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SMITH'S "BRrDE" WAS TOO
YOUNG LICENSE REFUSED
The would-be bride's age stepped
in and put a postponment to the mar-i
riage of Edward I (Gunboat) Smith,
to Miss Helen Remley-of New York
When the blushing couple edged
up to the window" of the lisense
bureau and asked for tfie necessary
papers, William L. Bodine, came back
"How old are you?"
Smith got by all right with a
But, and this was the .hitch, the
bride replied, "seventeen."
Mr. Bodine then informed them
that they couldn't get a license with
out the consent of the girl's parents.
Eighteen is the age llmij.
"Gunboat" Intends appearing in
Probate Court and asking a legal
guardian be appointed for Miss Rem
ley. If this request is granted, he
will be able to get a license on the
consent of said guardian.
The "marriage mill of Chicago,"
heretofore operated with much suc
cess by Justice of the Peace Edward
R. Polk and his marriage quack col
leagues, was shut down yesterday fol
lowing charges filed against it by Mr.
"My lawyer friend prefers cats to
dogs as pets."
"It is natural for lawyers to prefer
anything, in the fee-line species."
ADVERTISING AGENT DEFENDS
ACTION OF FORD
Cleveland, O., Jan. 17. "When a
business man disputes the wisdom of
the Fonrrofit-sharing plan, he ad
mits he and modern business are out
of harmony with atf laws of social
Carl H. Fast, well-known advertis
ing expert, thus ' defended Henry
Ford's action in distributing $10,000,
000 among his 22,000 employes, in a
speech before the Cleveland adver
tising club today.
"Well-meaning business men ar
gue that division of profits will de
moralize business," continued Fast.
"Arid yet these same men would not
raise a murmur of protest if Ford
said to his son or other relatives:
'I'm getting old and I want your help
in running this plant. If you work
hard Til give you half the receipts.'
"Because Ford's employes are not
blood relatives, however, his scheme
is all wrong, his critics say. When
they argue that way they imply mod
ern business is on an artificial basis,
that it is unbrptherly, un-Christian
and out of harmony with social
SAYS MINERS ARE STANDING AS
FIRM AS EVER
The bitter cold weather in the
copper mine district is not weakening
the stand of the striking miners, ac
cording to a telegram received by The
Day Book from Thos. Strizich, or
ganizer for the Western Federation
The telegram in part reads:
"Article in The Day Book of Jan
uary 14 about the cold driving the
miners back to work is without any
foundation. The miners are stand
ing as firm today as" ever."
Geologists have estimated that the
great German deposits of potash
salts, practically the only important
ones in the world,, will last at the
present rate of exploitation 600,000