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Wa4te4 Fifty Tears Wed.
iRB. MART A. ADAMS, 70 rears
M
old, baa left the Brooklyn Metho
dist Episcopal church home.
L-v!J where she lived for the last six
' months, to marry a farmer on
"Long Island, who had just celebrated his
seventy-fifth birthday and who was her
kweetheart more than fifty years ago.
"When I was a young girl," nays Mrs.
Adams, "I had "a sweetheart. We loved
ach other dearly. Somehow or other wo
drifted apart. There had been some slight
misunderstanding and years after that I
married Mr. Adams. My old sweetheart
got married also, but all the time I
knew that he was Intended for me and I
for him.
"We never met in sll these long years.
But when I went to Huntington this sum
mer I happened to see Mm. He had changed
fcnd so had I, but we had not changed so
greatly that we did not recognise each
ether, lie told me that he had lost his
wife about three months before. I told
liltn that I had been a widow for several
years.
"The old love warmed again and my
sweetheart wunted me to gpt married right
away. I told him that we had better wait
a year on account of the fact that but
a short time before he bad lost bis wife.'
tie finally consented to wait, but not a
3'ear. And now I am going to marry again.
I always thought that some day wc would
bo happy again just as wc were when we
were boy and girl together."
"Maid of Honor" n Man.
In the Church of the Good Shepherd.
Brooklyn, took place recently- a wedding
at which a man who had been a school
mate of the bride was the "maid of honor."
Tho bride was Miss Adallne Weber, and
Raymond F. Barnes, of Rah way, N. J.,
was the bridegroom. Walter W. Travis
was the bride's attendant. It was a plnk-and-whtte
bridal. Rev. Dr. Barnes, an
Uncle of the bridegroom, officiated.
Mr. Travis led the bridal procession up
the aisle, taking the part that usually
falls to the maid of honor. He was fol
lowed by the matron of honor and the
bridesmaids.
Miss Weber, who Is one of the belles
of Brooklyn and daughter of a retired
broker, told why she selected Mr. Travis.
"You sec," she said, "be and I have
been friend all bur lives. We were chum
at school and when my engagmcnt was
announced I decided he should have a
prominent place at my wedding. I had
selected the bridesmaids, intended to make
one the maid of honor, but It semmed Irn
poimlble to select from the six. and then
I thought of Mr. Travis. I asked hlra and
he accepted and there you are."
Eqnal to the Occasion.
After the last old shce had fallen on
top of their carriage the bride looked up
tenderly Into the proud young man's eyes
and said:
"I feel awfully nervous and silly. It will
be so horrid to have everybody staring at
us and whispering that we are just mar
ried. let's act aa If we had been married
a long, long time, so they won't suspect"
' "But I'm proud of It," be said, slipping
an arm around her and drawing her lov
ingly close to him. "I'd like to stand on
a housetop somewhere, darling, and shout
so that all the world could hear It that
Jiou are mine ray very own my sweet,
adorable, beautiful, superb wlfs. It won't
do any good to try to fool them. They'll
all know It tho minute they sea us. I
couldn't keep from looking happy, no mat
ter how hard I tried. But leave it to me.
I'll lis It so they won't stare at us or whis
per about us."
After the train had started Arthur looked
up the conductor arid had a short confer
ence with him. Then the proud groom re
turned to his wife, and the official, standing
at one end of the car, said, waving a hand
toward the happy couple:
"Ladles and gentlemen, I am requested to
announce that they have Just been mar
ried. They are anxious to have It under
stood that they are not at all ashamed of
themselves, and they don't propose to pre
tend that they arc old stagers. I thank
you one and all for your kind attention."
After their fellow travelers had all
stepped forward and shaken hands with
and congratulated them the men crowded
Into the smoking car and the women turned
their backs and Arthur declares that It
was Jut like having a private car. Chi
cago Itecord-Herald.
Devoted I.ovcr In Prison.
McDanlels' devotion to his fiancee, Mrs.
Anna McKernan of Belleville, 111., brought
him Into troubles little less serious than
those endured by lovers in historic days
when knights were bold. McDanlels and
Mrs. McKernan hnve been friends since
Mrs. McKernan became a widow, a little
more than a year ago. Recently the health
officers decided Mrs. McKernan had small
pox and Insisted upon quarantining her
residence. A policeman was placed on
guard with Instructions to allow no one to
enter the house. In a short while McDan
lels henrd of the quarantine and at once
declared he would go to her bedside to care
for her. As a precautionary measure he
had Health Officer West vaccinate him.
When McDanlels presented himself before
the quarantined home the policeman re
fused to allow him to enter. McDanlels
pleaded with the officer, and finally posi
tively refused to leave. The officer then
arrested him. Before Justice WangeUn Mc
Danlels was fined $100 on the charge of
evading the quarantine law, and because
of fear that he had been exposed to the
disease he was fumigated and confine J In
an Isolated cell to remain for twenty days
to await developments.
Long? Time Between Ve4lag.
A case with the affecting feature of
Enoch Arden has come, to light In the
mountain regions of Tennesnee, where a
man and wife have become reunited after
a separation caused by the war between
the states and continuing up to a short
time ago. ,
John Hargrove and Matilda Hut son were
married In I860, and a year later the hus
band was one of the first to enlist In the
confederate army for service in Virginia,
and at the Arst battle of Bull Run he pur
sued the flying enemy se hotly that ha
was lost from his comrades, and made
prisoner and confined In Pennsylvania un
til the close of the war.
His wife mourned his supposed death for
two years and then married another, who
was killed In the last days of the confed
eracy, when she again married. The first
husband returned south and found his
wife with ber third love, and returned to
Pennsylvania, not wishing to mar her hap
piness. He worked hard and acquired property.
and two months ago learned that his wife
had been for some time a widow, and at
once came south to claim his bride of the
'60s. She wss much astonished and con
fused, but matters were soon arranged,
and snother ceremony settled the couple
to housekeeping.
Wmm Ilia Bride ay an Km.
"On this day, the day of our wedding, I
shall eat nothing but eggs, for it was
through an egg that I won my wife," said
George Malcolm of Cleveland, aa he or
dered a dinner which consisted of eggs In
every style and description known to the
chef of a Chicago hotel.
"I have said that it was because of an
egg that I first found the woman who has
since become my wife," he continued, with
a glance at Mrs. Malcolm, "and I will tell
you how It occurred. Just one year ago
yesterday I arrived In Chicago and regis
tered at the 'Wellington hotel, while mak
ing a pleasure trip In the lake region. Tho
first thing that I ordered was an egg, and
on receiving it I found In dainty penciled
lines on the shell, 'nose Edmond, Aber
deen, O.' I wrote to her the following
night, and today s".:e Is my wife," he added.
"That is why I am so partial to eggs. Can
anybody blame me?"
Mrs. Malcolm admitted that she had.
written Iter name upon the egg, but Bald
she little thought at the time It would win
her a husband. "It was while packink cpgs
to bo sent to Chicago," die Slid, "that I
thought it would be fun to write my nm-ie
on one "f them and see if I would ever
hear where It was sent "
The tJaaal Way.
An Interesting romance culminated in a
wedding at McKeesport, Pa., by which
James S. Munroe, a well known resident of
Pittsburg, became the husband of Miss
Devlna N. Duncan of Dundee, Scotland.
The happy couple were wedded at the resi
dence, of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Rae by
Rev. James Walker. .
Some time ago Mr. and Mrs. Rae, who uro
close friends of the bridegroom, went to
visit at the home of Miss Duncan In Scot
land. They took with them a photograph of
the McKeesporter, and In some manner
Miss Duncan saw it and Immediately fell
In love with the original. Through the Raes
a correspondence was established that re
sulted In the exchange of photographs, and
an engagement followed, with the result
that when Mr. and Mrs. Rae were ready to
come home "Miss Duncan made arrange
ments to come with them. "They were met
on their arrival her by Mr. Munroe. who
was Introduced to his future wife and ac
companied her to the home of Mrs. Rae.
Ireparatlons for the wedding were speed
ily completed and the couple were warmly
assisted In every way by friends. Mr. Mun
roe Is connected with the National Tube
mills.
Raaaaavee ( a 1
Captain Charles Busch of" the Lincoln
park (Chicago) police last week married
Mrs. Margaret Russell, well known In Chi
cago society and is wealthy, whose life ha
saved In Lincoln park. The friendship waa
begun when Captain Busch rescued Mrs.
Russell from a runaway.
The race between the runaway team and
Captain Buach on horseback occurred May
tt and extended a third of the distance of
the lenrth of Lincoln perk. The captain
of police was riding leisurely 'through the
park when he heard a woman scream. Ha
was then near the Lake Shore drive, and
he. urged his horse Into the drive to find
himself almost In the path of a runaway
team of horses. As the horses and vehicle
swept past him be saw the woman swing
open the door of the cab and prepare te
leap.
Realizing that she would be hurled to the
pavement the- police captain shouted a
warning, and, putting spurs to his horso,
was In close pivsult of the vehicle, which
swung threateningly as the frightened team
swerved from side to side of the roadway.
When the bathing beach was reached
Captain Busch was even with the carriage.
He again shouted to the wrnnan not to
Jump. He was gaining steadily, and when
he became even with the heads of the run
away horses he reached out and seised the
bridle of the nearest one.
This move added new fright to the team,
and they jumped t,o one side. Captain
Busch held fast to the bridle and was
Jerked from his mount He still retained
nls hold as he was being dragged over tha
ravement. finally bringing the horses to a
stop. Then ho fell half-unconscious.
Throughout his convalescence, from the ef
fect of two broken ribs, Mrs. Russell took
many opportunities to testify her srntltuda
and Captain Busch pressed his suit.
rom Grave to Gny.
The little god Cupid In his wildest vagi
rles probably never Invented a more unique
plan to aid n loving couple than thnt used
by Forrest Moore and Miss Mabel Pullen of
Cleveland. O., a few days ago to elude the
watchfulness of parents and be united In
marriage.
The black draped funeral car of the
Cleveland Electric Railway company was
the vehicle nsed to outwit the parents of
both Moore and Miss Pullen.
The groom had been employed by an' un
dertaker. He had been engaged to Miss
Pullen forsome time, but their intention
of marrying did not meet with parental ap
proval. The question had been debated
thoroughly In Joint family councils and al
ways with the same verdict that the couple
were entirely too young to think of marry
ing. As the prospective bridegroom Is 2J
years old he failed to sea the reasonable
ness of this decision. He persisted In hi
Attention to the young woman In spite of
what the parents thought and said.
He met with only a kind but Arm opposi
tion to his desires from everybody except
the young woman. Finally he became taken
with the Idea of an elopement, but wss at
a loss to arrange the details so that the
parents on botb. sides would not suspect
In' some way the said parents got -in
Inkling that something was up and they
put a guard over the girl. Just then a
friend of both the- young people was kind
enough to die. Moore's employer was the
undertaker engaged and Moore was to
assist In the services. In that he got an
idea.
Miss Pullen . could get permission o
attend the funeral. Her parents would not
think of connecting a funeral with nn
elopement. He secured a license. Both were
on the funeral car when It started for
the cemetery. On the way back they
- stopped at the home of a minister, who
married them. Then they took the next
car and went home.
Ia a few days tbeir secret became known
and the parents were wise enough to
laugh at the way In which the funeral
baked meats had set forth the weddtng
supper. They forgave their erring chil
dren and everybody - Is expected to live
happily ever afterwards.
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