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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 1, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta Wasn't It Like an 'American Girl to Set Five Weeks in Which to W'in P And Wasn't It Clever to Win the Man Even if She Lost the Bet by Just Three Days? Anyway, They're Married. By Ada Patterson A CERTAIN wedMing announcement interests New York's Broadway and ihe United SUteJ nary, the old families of Maryland and the possibly still older outs of Vermont. Tfle announcement carries the names of former Governor of Maryland and the author of that ever-popular sectional ballad, "My Old Ken- tucky Home." For the bride is the granddaughter of GOT. Lowe of and the bridegroom is a descendant of Stephen Foster, who wrote the .heart-seeling plaint for the old tome in the state of blae crass, brave men and highbred, beaa- lifol women. Isabel Lowe is the heroine c{ the matrimonial romance just annoanccd in New York. Fair and cn-iEime and tiny i; the granddaughter uf a southern Governor. Of utterly natarcl manner. by the kindliness and gentleness of the. Scuth, is she. And so addicted to cheerfnl chat, is spontaneous, as the singing of the birds, pe- culiir to women born south of Mason and DLton'9 line, that one wonders how she contrived to keep for three fears the secret of her marriage. Pinl Foster, lieutenant-commander of the United States navr, is the hero. He is tall and lair, too, but of Each silent habit and austerity I-don't -Who is "A fellow-officer of mine- Paul Foster. If you'll fill in at. dinner at Ihe. Monmerte tomorrow you'll meet him." "At what hour islthis inestimable privilege to be "At half-past six. Just go in and ask for my table." ' there. You are sure will be "Perfectly "Fudge! All men are alike. Is lie "Yes. And he intends to remain so." You see this moon stone ring of -mine? Ill wager that he will propose within five weeks from the hour I meet him." "I'll tot you a hundred dollars he doesn't." "Taken." Ths ho'Sr arrived. With it Miss Isabelle Lowe in blue. when worn by a pretty woman, is a danger signal. It warns of heart ships that arc coasting near the rocfe. Little Miss Lows wore the air oi a conqueror. She knew she was looking her beat in that EOM-n. It was scarcely a month old. And three men had-pro- posed'to it, or ruiWr to little Miss Lowe while wearing it. "Hello, Sis! Yes, that's the right table. Sit down. I'll wait for the other folks at the ele- vator." Commander Lowe dashed, past. Presently Miss Lov.-c became aware that a tall, grave-looking young man in the navy's blug and gold stood near the table where she sat alone. He looked at her without looking, ns is of well-bred men, particularly well-bred men of the navy. She lifted her deep1 blue eyes and looked through him without seeing him, as is the manner of coquettes who arc likewise eentle- women. Her brother camo back escorting women, and a short, fat, bald man. Miss Lowo surveyed the bald man. "I will lose my thought 'That yon, Paul? Como over hero nnd join Uic party." Her brother was addressing the tall, grave-looking young man jn the blue and gold of the navy. "My sister." The pair looked at each other., Both smiled. She because this subject was far'tnorc promising than the short, bild officer. She might yet win that hundred dollars from Buddie, He, because this tiny girl with the fluffy fair hair was cry- ingly opposite his brother o.Ticcr's description of a "tall, gaunt old maid." The host them to soata beside eacb other, The Romance Progresses. "Hnvc you another asked the young officer. ._ "Yea, one. She is Mrs. Crcighton Hale." "Is she certainly isn't me." "1 don't quite understand." to meet a different type." "Who prepared "Your brother." mast not bclicve'a word Buddie Especially about me. He fiays I'm a flirt. Bui I'm "I hope "Promise me not to believe a word Buddie toys to yoa about me. He's my brother and I love him. But lie's very trying about some things." The officer premised. Two wctks later Commander Lowe called again at Creighton Halc's home. A sweet voice greeted him from tho kitchen. "That you, Buddie? Coinc hero B minute." He Ihrual his head in nt the hull open kitchen door. Speech lied before the vision. Before a huge and steaming disbpan stood his brother Paul Foster, his uniform covered by a Isabel Lowe, Now Mrs. Foster, Who Made, Ihe Romantic Bel. huge kitchen apron, was washing the dishes.. His sister cast at him demure eyes above Her task of wiping the china. Her Brother found s moment for private fpcech with her that evening. He tweaked hii. cars. j "I sec you're up to your old he.whia- pered, "but he won't stano1 rushing. it's five wccfcs." "Five she echoed sweetly. Looking back he saw that sho waa thrusting out her tongue, pink end derisive, at him, v i The Navy Surrenders to Cupid She lost her wager- The young officer 1 capitulated five weeks and three days after their rucelirig. "But if I not! understood wigwagging I woaM hnvc Miss Ixjwc said to her brother. "One day when we were walking on P.iverjido Drive nnd I iiaw some sailors I asked him lo wigwag a mcssngc to He did but he wouldn't tell me it she complained .to her brother with tears. "He has told me since that what he witfwjigKed wns '1 love ypul' If I'd only known wigwagging I'll have won tjio' hun- drcJ." Because she wept at yielding her moonstone ring her brother relented. Men always relent Isabcllc Lowe. "The Lowes havo the essence of coquetry in their said Ixt Brun, wh.9 julntcd one of the loveliest end most coqucUish of Miss ancestresses. The wedding occurred sis months later on Long island. Mr. ,-.nd Mrs. Creighlon. Hale were tho cole witnesses. bride's mother very ill. It was deemed best not to lell her of her daughter's .marriage. On Mrs. gradual recovery ths announcement was again postponed. Commander Foster was the son-of n clergyman. Fcrhapa his father might not wejcomc nil aclrnj into his ministerial family. will be ail light, dear, after, lia .has you. But let'us wait nnlil he was tho son'j cogent argument. The minislcr'journeying frori his far .Idaho met hlg daughter-in-law and snrrcrdercjl his heart to her more, speedily (han his. son had All was renJy for the nnnounccmcnt IQ th-j public snvc that the United Statca hid. Inined to crier the war. It deemed best In a'.vall the bridegroom's htf .rctuhicrl from the conflict. When he did return three ypirj 'hnd-pnsicj [ince ihcir wcddintf. There woie rumors that ;i .theatrical manager purposed wedding her. A'. Ibc news the tiny star, laughed nnd.-introduced her tall husband in his uniform. "I nm through SJIB rloppcd the day I married this, the ilearest man in the world. If ho'nx! not come'tack there would never have been ariothor." How the Russians Celebrate Christinas CHRISTMAS In nussla, II should be uniler- Blood, occurs 13 days slier our.', find In par. tlcnlarly notable for Ihc fact lliat all 'younc girls at this sq.-vson o! the year try to find oul whal, Ihclr fortunes will ho and whether they wllj h6 married Ihc following twelvo ratmlhs. Soms o( them, at 12 o'clock on Chrlalmas Kvc, secretly go out Into tho street and ask Ihc Aral inan thoy meet what hla name Is. Wha'.evcr namo bo gives will (hat borne by Ihclr future iuch Is Iho l.cllcf. Rome of tho girls are very much disap- pointed wlicn tlio name Is not a nice one, or when (he mnn, as bo will soinellmes, calls himself 3ala.i or ecunelhlng similar. Perhaps the most Interesting part Rus- sian Christmas least for young and old.nlfto Is Ih; dressing up ot themselves In various mflsciuor.ide.< nnd visiting houso trier house, acccrjllns Ihc hoi- Vitality o( their nelghborn. family, rich a'iH In the wholo of Russia Una a Christinas Irfo, which Is dVcoralecl'and and liolds r.lfh for'lhe children and older people. The .Chrlslruiu tree Is kept during Iho whole week, and every nlghl. ;