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A "WAITING AT THE CHURCH"
STORY FROM REAL LIFE
"There was H-waiting at the church,
Waiting at the church, waiting at
When I found he'd left me in the
Lord, how it did upset me!"
Mary Adamski of 1645 Julian street
does not think there is anything hu
morous in "waiting at the church."
She is fussed up and determined to
get Andrew Gocet, who used to live
at 1631 Julian street, back to Chicago
to explain why he "left her in the
Mary and Andrew had plighted
their troth and Mary has proof of the
fact in a picture that she and An
drew had taken in a typical bridal
attitude, with Andrew sitting on a
chair and Mary standing- beside him.
The picture was taken just before
Andrew was mean enough to leave
Mary "in the lurch."
Andrew is a cuss with a diabolical
wickedness. He led trusting Mary
down to the City Hall and took out a
license to wed her. Then as she was
debating where they would carry the
license to put it into the only proper
use for licenses, Andrew complained
of a huskiness in his throat and
stated he would run across the street
and get a drink.
And he never came back!
Mary waited patiently, then she
went home and waited some more.
But now she is peeved. -
She went down to the Court of Do
mestic Relations and demanded a
search warrant so that all boats
leaving New York may be searched
for Andrew and she may explore the
.state of Michigan and other terri
tories until she locates him.
Johnny Gardner, warrant clerk of
the court, assurer her a search war
rant of that land was only issued for
a criminal, but that made no differ
ence to Mary because any man who
deserts a girl after he gets the mar
riage license is a criminal,, in the eyes
of the girl.
"He may use that license," Mary
explained wrathfully. "He may mar
ry some other girl, and I want him
hunted and brought back."
And when she was finally convinc
ed that such a search warrant would
not be issued for Andrew, she left the
court feeling positive a girl left "wait
ing at the church" hasn't a ghost of a
But if Andrew Gocet ever comes
CO-OPERATIVE STORE OPENS
Indianapolis, Ind., March 2. Union
co-operative store, owned by 20.00Q
union men, opened Saturday. The
first article purchased was a picture
frame to hold the charter of the new
ly formed women's label league.
This is the largest co-operative
store in America and is the first to
be operated and owned by all divi-s
sions of union labor.
"There is too much talk about
higher education for women," re
marked Mrs. Bompas severely. "Heir
chief business is to get married, and
the less educated she is .the better
her husband likes her." " ,
"Oh, but you shouldn't judge all
men by father, mamma!" returned
the imperturbable son. "