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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 22, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta How Marrying Out of Your Set Has Proved, in One Dreadful Case After Another, to Be a Risky Experiment, Especially, of Course, if It Is the Woman Who Does the Condescending. By Barbara Craydon hi the movies and CTT-. Uiip: bra'nd-of literature, the heroine'is thV millionaire's daughter, who, impelled hy what she iriistoofc for the great power of Icve, steps out of own. fashionable circle to' marry, her father's employe- Ahd always we are likely to be assured by the anther of. these, pleasant romances that "the? Ihred happy ever after." .But irrspite of this cheerful optimism, and in spite of humanity ia general, or any altruistic wish that all marriages might be happy, many Interesting exceptions to this rale of the play. Wright fill the records of current life. In. Bprrtacnlar romances havs ended most disastrously'-at late. 'Many'notable'eases'where the millionaire's daughter, wearied of her hero after a few years of married life, have cone to light to jar.tha of the optimist, A few weeks ago. society was shocked ty the dramatic aeparation ot what many regarded as a (reat and beautiful romance. t? Surprising Society beginning of tils romance, ween Eliia. heth C. Coppell, daughter of George Coppell. a Billionaire railroad builder and banker, eloped wftl tie family chaaffeur in 1914, famished so- ciety with an equal The bride at that time defended her chaurTear nasbaad, Robert D. Connors, to brothers and listen who were cold to him, characterizing him as "one possessing uriasoal intelligence and manj gentlemanly qualities." After the deaths of her father and mother, (he being the eldest daughter and .unmarried, oc- cupied the .beautiful Coppell home in Tenafly, N. J. To this home she brought her husband, after their elopement, but not without vigorous protest.from her relatives. Robert Connors had continued (o act as chauffeur and manager of the Coppell estate after the death of Mr, Coppell, and as Miss Coppell had known him for some years, the declared at the time of her marriage to him that this was not a whim of some foolish firl, but that in the years Ehe had known him she had grown to admire and respect him. But in spite of this, her romance has gone the way of many others, of similar character. "I did not rnarry my wlfo for her Connors announced aflcr Iheir marriage, "f married'her beeauie I love her. I can earn enough to us both." Mrs. Connors inherited a goodly fortune from her father's eslate. She told out her interest in the Towers, and built a heau- tiful home in Tenafly' Connors opened a-garage and is to be su'-ccssful. Just when the beautiful, heiress repented her marriage to her father's employe is not known, hat so anxkios she finally to put an end to this romance, that she enlisted the local police to Wp ber do it, and .one evening when Connors re. tnmed to his home, a detective and the police re- iterated Mrs. Connors's request to leave. He left. What of this grand passion that slowly burns itself out in the; grind'of household drudgery V Housekeeping to most young brides is the natural result of romance; a desire to make a living nlUr where the fires of love may always be kept burn- ing. But "doing her own "in 'a: modest- home, with a smell baby to .finally, he-, carr.e a bnrJcn to Sirs. Julia French Gcraghty, the voung heiress who startled fashionable Newport society six years ago by eloping with tlic hand- some chauffeur, who had entered her life on day he came to demonstrate a new car which her father had given her permission to buy. A Newport Romance Last summer saw the bcautifui Julia French back in the luxurious home of her mother, wilh whoM she was reconciled at the time of her baby's birth. Her father, Amos Tuck French, member of one of the wealthiest and proudest old families of Newport, never quite reconciled himself to his daughter's elopement. But Julia's aunt, Mrs. French Vanderbilt, ihe former wife of Alfred Vandcrbilt, who after her divorce married a young officer of the navy.ngrced with Mrs.French that Julia should not be spurned by society be- cause she fed married the man of her choree. At the time of her elopement with "handsome Jack son of a Newport.hack driver, the independent young woman spoke her mind after learning the criticism she had provoked from her fashionable friends. "I always haied she said. "The peo- Robert D. Connors, Chauffeur, Who Alar-' ried Elizabeth Coppell. ghty said: "He was entirely dirTcrent- from the men I had met; so honest, so straightforward, so modest. Also he was good looking. I think he is a real man. It is. the time that 1 had felt myself in the presence of Alas for her ideal! Time has shat- tered it- Several months intervened between the time Mrs. Geraghty met ghty" nway lecli- J him, Sirs. Robert D. Connors, Who Married Her Father's Chauffeur Mrs. .lack Geraghly, Who Married ihe Son of a Newport Coachman. was grieved. Mr. Brcilung was furious. The latter ntterud his son-in-law a job in one of his mines in New Mexico. Young Kloisl, pining for bis brine, iTecJarcd it was a horrible job, and one that constantly endangered his health. Then to make matters tvorse, love's young dream ended for the bride. It appeared that she began to tire of her. young hero as he became less of a hero in her eyes. Young Kleist brourjht A heavy damage suit for alienation of his wife's arTcctions aguinst the wealthy .Mr. Breitung- This the court dismissed, nnd Miss Juliet went to Heno and succeeded in .-freeing herself from the matrimonial tie, which had become distasteful to her. A short while later, while engaged in canteen vork for the Mrs. fJuilin Jlorosmi Werner, Who Mar- ried a Policeman. Iilc in H ore too vapid for me. Heal men arc a rarity.among (hose know. The masculine mind as 1 had to obscr.To it wna empty cr clsr it was filled with Editing of money making, And thicl ami tiresome for }ttciabilily. "I am nil very cbc explained at [fie llitw. "but I. am ny enough to that niich a life was no life for me." Inferring to her yoong husband, whom she contrasted "vapid Mrs. Cera-" TcAtare BO the rjiiosllon of marrying him had been dered by h'sr many days. .But the litilo farm to which the chauffeur husband took his bride while he loilcd to mako his gar.igc a success, did not bring the happinoji this young woman, accustomed to luxury, had ex- pected. She worked in the gnrdcn rtnrl often did her own housework. It was fu'n for n lime. Then she began lo think of the yirctty clothcj which sho nn longer possefscJ, of the fine bcautifui thing] tJiat Newport mothers lavished on their newborn, which she could not nfford. Finally camo (he aiid the "love In a collage" theory which many dnughlcrs of Ihe rich have indulged in, proved anew its f.iilurc. The.Girl and the Gardener Hiss Juliet Drellunfr, daughter of the wealthy shipowner and banker, found she could not recon- cile life with n poor gardener, with whom sho eloped, In preference lo '.he sumptuous npart- mcnls of her parents at the Hold St, Regis. MaX'Klcisl, the huinlile gardener and country boy, fell In love with the pretty Juliet, and this attraction proved .mutual, for unknown to Mij.i Juliet's parcnU, they ran away from Mnrquclle, where the Drcitungs have a big summer place, anrl wfero married, Mrs. Brcilung, .who was a (nmlllnr fururc In tie most cxdusivn circles of New York society, Sirs, May Breitung Kleiat Richter, Whose First Marriage Was to a Gardener. army nnd navy In New York, she met and mar- ried Herbert Richter, of the United Stales Naval Reserves, a young man of her own social set To Ihe long; list of these unhappy mesalliances may be added those of the two Morosini Bisters, daughters of that proud old Kalian patriot and millionaire banker, Giovanni P. Morosini, who doped and married men outsitlc their social sphere; The elder sister, when she was IB, eloped with her father's coachman, Ernest Schilling. Schil- ling became R street car conductor nt n day, but (he ivcallhy young woman, as time went on, found she couU not adapt herself to this mode of living, nnd she left him, and for n lime earned her living en the IVhcn her fnlhcr died he left her a comfortable forlune. The beautiful GuiHn Morosini furnished so> cicly with n sensation when she married Arthur Werner, a New York mounled policeman, whom she hml occasion lo Hianfc_onc diy when Ihe horse rhc was riding Attempted to throw her on the Speedway, n district which Worrier 'nt the limt patrolled. This romance ended In the divorcs courts, As inalnnccs of f.uch mesalliances arc Ifgiori, it would appear lhat two persons reared In differ, crtt environments, hred in different castes anil customs, arc with no small amount of certainty likely to strike a simp; to their romance. Rich men have mnrrisd poor girls to be sure, ami throwing Ihrir protection of dollars nnd influence about them, havo lifted them iu their social plane. Dnt with rich women who marry poor boys, It would iccm that, this task was beyond their powers. One reason for this is, t'nat society, banded together to protect ils members, lakes n snobbish arbitrary alliludo toward the girl who marries.out of her eet. Sho becomes a sort of tocUl oulfnw. Klinginc conventionality to th'i .winds in the first hours of her romantic enchant- ment, slie almost always repents at leisure. ;