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. WORLD'S OLDEST EASTER BRIDE IS HAPPY AS
AGED. GROOM LEADS HfcK iU.ALl AK(
New Orleans, Ka. Love never
grows old!' -
Willis West is -97". JVIarcehne 'Brady
is 107. They have been lovers for 50
hW years- Tfaey are still -lovers. i To
prove their love they-got married'the
Ninety-Seven Weds One Hundred arid Seven
other day and they are happy as any
pair of "newly weds" in the country.
Willis and Marceline are black of
skin, though white of heart. They
were slaves on the same plantation
long "befoh the wah." After the war
they decided to share their freedom
together. Marriage laws didn't count
for much with the freed slaves. So
Willis and Marceline got a httle cot
tage in the outskirts of New Orleans.
They had chickens, a cow and a gar
den. They didn't have a marriage
certificate, but that never worried
it was only when Willis learned
that, as Mareelina -wasn't his "lawful
wedded wife," she couldn't inherit his
property when he died that they went
to Rev. Levy Grant, colored minister,
and were married. And, though she's
probably the oldest bride in the world,
Marceline seemed to be the happiest.
IN DARKEST IOWA
Some of the ladies in our town are
wearing a new fangled skirt called
the hobble. This is something new.
Warren (Iowa) Beacon.
Mrs. Agnes V. Goetschius, recently
appointed marshal in Rutherford, N.
J., holds the first appointment of the
kind in the state