Happily Married to a Rich English
Peer, the American Beauty Isn’t
Worrying Over “Junior’s’' Doings
; REAL PEOPLE
The Fortner Thelma Mi-rpm Con'.irso, Whose Weddinp to Lord Furnet» 'Are
Considered On; of the N"oc. 3rlllia;il Mi tchcr of t Season or So Ago.
Analyzed fcy RUTH MC\KiS,
IN the game of modern rharritgf \bee}
the cards are cut by ieve, dealt by
marriage and shut led by nivoree,
a now combination has been tallied by
Scorokoepr Cupid, who must have a sore
•task remembering, the arrangements and
f rearrangements that result from the com
plication* of modern married life.
The latest shuffle has sorted J&m$s
i . GyT.versr, thirty-five-year-cld mil*
1 lidnure banker, and Mrs. Elizabeth \. r
■ er Brastow into the bonds of matrimony
two who plan to live forever.
No one guessed thr.t the C on Vers e
Srastow wedding wts to take place—
least of all Thelrha .'.organ, the second
Mrs. Converse, who, after her divorce
“Junior/’ further complicated mat
JIMMY got a lucky break when he came into Patsy’s house a wee bit fr'yfti.
Patsy saw him in time tt get him to tike her cut foi an ic, cream soda be
fore her father came into the sun parlcr. Otherwise, this tale might ha*e t>e*.i
“Aw Patti, whadda ye mean? Don’t you care any more 'what happens to MJ*
By MARY T. DOUGHERTY.
OUT the door and dawn the stairs
they fled at such speed that. Jimmy
called put: “Hey, wl.y all the
haste? We're not going to a fire. We’re
going for ice cream, and it wont melt!
“Well, boy, you don’t need any ice
cream. Ail you need is a little fresh
air . . . not. a little, a lot.”
“Whadda ye mean. fresh. air? Gee.
Patts, you talk like a sermon ... And
while we’re at it, it isn’t, your turn.
Believe me, I’m not through. I got a
lotta questions to ask you, too.”
“Well, all I’ve got to say is, you'd
better sober up first. Lucky thing I got
you out before Dad saw you or it would
be the last time you’d do any speech
making around that house.”
“Huh, is THAT so? Suppose you
think I’ve been drinking or something.
Well, if you do, you’re all wet.”
“I don’t think it, I know it. And it
wasn’t bad enough for you to go out and
get' plastered yourself, you had to take
Bill along, just when you know he is get
ting in right again with Dad.”
“Well, if you want to know, I didn't
take Bill. He took me. And if you want
to know something else, I didn’t get plas
tered, we just had two ‘old-fashioned.’ ’*
“You just had two? You mean two
before you lost count... Well, you can
have twenty more, for all I care. You’ve
ruined everything, anyway, so I should
worry. It’s all over, but just for what
has been I was big enough to get you out
of the house before Dad got a chance at
“Aw, Patts, whadda y’mean 7 Don’t
you care any more what happens to me?”
begged .Timmy. “Gee, that’s a fine one.
I thought you’d stick. But that’s women
for you. Yah, and, say, Pm going to tell
you something, whadda you think of that?
I came up here to find out what we
were doing tonight. Wanted to talk
things over sensibly. It’s a lucky thing I
didn’t find any of those big bond sales
men friends of Fran s around there or
. certainly would have cut loose.”
‘‘Oh, Jimps, you talk like a high school
bully. And if you want to know it, Fran
and two of her bond salesmen friends
were up, and wo played two rubbers of
bridge. It war just lucky Fran got a
headache and left with them early. Fine
sight you would have been.”
‘‘And I suppose you had this date on a
minute’s notice, bid they call you up
— or did you call them?” This with the
sneer of jealousy.
•‘I did not; Fran just knew I was alone
and brought theVn along.”
“Well, did you get a lot of calls—on
this evening when you were supposed to
be so lonely?”
“I should say. rather. During the early
part of the evening when I was playing
with Mom and Dan, he got furious and
threw down his hand. He was mad as a
hatter, said he wasn’t going to sit around
holding up a game while I talked to a lot
“That’s what they are, if you ask me.
And I suppore you made some more dates,
“Sure I did. Why not? I’m not going
to mope around weeping just because I
was fooled by one man,” countered Pat,
archly shifting the burden of their woe
onto his shoulders. “Not on your life.
I’m going to go out and look them over,
and the next time I’ll be sure before I go
cn taking any one of them seriously,”
“Well, would you ir.ind telling me
when’s your first date?”
“Tomorrow for lunch.”
‘*And who . . . you can’t fool me . . .
Fran, my eye. It’s that guy Craig. I
knew all along he was just a snake in the
grass, sneaking around waiting for a
chance. Well, just let me catch him, and
I’ll knock him cold. I’ll give that bird
what he’s had coming to him for a long
(Tc Be Continued.)
Above: Coat of
Arm* of the
—One of the
in the British Empire, anc. n.igftt: Lorn mtrmaduke rurneco,
Ship-Owner, Peer and Second Richer*. Man in England.
mk ters by wedding England’s wealthy
# peer, Lord Marmaduke Furness.
But one day, a friend dropping in
l to her magnificent London mansion for
one of those chatty cups of tea,
vouchsafed the nuptial news.
“Junior married?” Lady Furness
erched her brows in mild surprise. She
hadn’t heard even the faintest rumor of
che coming of the event.
"Whom did he marry?” she questioned
Detween delicate munches of tea-biscuit,
curiosity perhaps overcoming studied in
“A Mrs. Elizabeth Walter Brastow.”
Lady Furness leaned back against the
silken cushions of her boudoir and
laughed. That “a” in the sentence had
made all the difference. Had the reply
been merely the name of her successor
as a person of higher rank than herself,
Lady Furness would not have been so
amused, but une prefix of a simple “a"
relegated the third Mrs. Converse to the
realm of the unknown—so far as Theima
‘L eon1.; boiievc I ever heard of her,”
came bee soft-voiced reply, attention
riverted now on a marron teadainty. And
the world may have seemed very rosy at
the moment to the Thelma Morgan, wre
had made one of the most sensational
matches of a season or two ago in her
capture of the fabulously wealthy British
nobleman-—while her ex-husband hao
trotted to the altar with ‘a Mrs.
Later London learned that Mrs. Bras
tow io the daughter of Mrs, Frank Wal
ter, of Washington. D. C., and that her
first marriage had been dissolved two
years ago in Tennessee. This information
may also have pleased Lady Furness—
‘not even a Paris divorce, my dear!” As
a matter of fact,
Mrs. Brastow comes
of an ex c e11en t
There were no fan
fares of society to
celebrate the latest
Converse wedding. A license was
obtained quietly and the couple went
immediately to the home of Samuel W.
Mellon, No. 131 Riverside Drive, N.
Y., where the ceremony was performed
by the Rev. Charles Irwin Truby.
And now society is wondering if
“Junior” Converse’s third attempt at
matrimony will be more successful
than his two previous ones. He was
first to wed Nadine Melbourne, who
subsequently became the fourth wife
of J. Ellis Hoffman, acquiring by that
match a daughter older than herself.
His second romance, connecting him
with the internationally famed Van
derbilt and Morgan families, saw. hue
espoused to the beautiful daughter 8-t
Harry Hayes Morgan, the then Amer
ican "CouSUl-Geheral at Buenos Aires.
Thelma was sixteen at the time, and
siciety smiled on what it considered ?>
very pleasant match. But happiness
■fii! -int last lomr and. _n IS23 there
was the familiar, Imris-boune cou:re.
Thereafter Thelma ^roceede,' tc shed
self-consciousness and social timidity am.
embark on a movie eareor in .'icilywood'
—a career which was successful us far as
it went, but which didn’t go far. Instead
of hearing of the Morgan success on the
•silver screen, society heard rumors of an
other wedding—this time tc Richard Ben
nett, stage star.
iy, the midst of the speculation that
resulted from these "’mors Thelma Mor
gan set sail for Paris, and very soon
fC.) N. Y. Daily Mirror,
Reproduced by permission.
James Vai1 (“Junior1”
Hrmarsd of Thelroi.
Morgan, with Hu v.
JM-ew Bride, Mr».
S.-arto-w, of fiowj;
there were rumoi3 o.t r.er ones.? emer.t to
Richard Benttetl vehemently denied
the possibility of these. “I am srtre that
Thelmi. won’t throv me ower for a title."
he said—“ at least, not until she has re
turned the $5,000 ring I pave her.”
But a denial of that statement was re
turned to Bennett with the announcement
that Lord Furness and Thelma Morgan
Converse had beer. wed.
Thelma’s‘catch considered a bri!
I'ant one. Lord Fume*, being known as
the wealtneist peer In the British Empire
— the possessor of a fortune bequeathed
him by a grandfather who had started
life as a dock laborer in Liverpool and
lived to amass millions and a title.
Shortly after the wedding, Thelma pur
chased from the Duchess of Marlborough
(formerly Consuelo Vanderbilt) her
magnificent town residence, Sunderland
House, which was valued, with appoint
ments and fittings, e.t $2,000,000,
Modern Methods in “Felting,” Which
Dates Back to Moses
NCR upon a time you might have
said with perfect truth, “By his
hat ye shall know him” for some
time after the beginning of hat history
one had but to look at headgear to know
a man's nationality and his trade or pro
But today hats have grown to be a
part of the standardization of every
thing. And with 30,000,<)00 felt hats
produced in this country yearly, the out
put may be said to be too vast and too
complicated for this ancient specializa
Although hats seem to have gone on
forever (there is no record of the first
one.) soft hats, as we know them, were
not seen in the United States until 1810,
when the first one wa.- won. m .\: by the
Hungarian patriot, Kossuth.
"Felting” is one of the oldest sciences
in the world, anting hack t< the time of
Moses, but its use for feit hats .is mod
ern. 1 he best ones rre usually made
from nutria, muskrat, beaver and rabbit
fur. The first chemical treatment they
are subjected to is technically known as
'carroting.” It consists of an application
of a mercury solution, which increases
the felting properties of the fur fibre and
causes it to mat together more success
These skins must he aged for several
months before they arc ready for the
next treatment—blushing and cutting
into shreds. The fur is in this way sepa
rated from the skin, sorted for color and
quality, and fed to the blowing machine,
which rids it of all foreign matter.
It is then ready for the “forming ma
chine”—a revolving, perforated copper
cone, about three feet high. Suction
draws the fur around the cone, and in
this matted condition it is. treated with
several dipptngs of hot water to shrink it
and give the hat strength.
The felt is next dyed and stiffened
With shellac, and at last sent to the pulling
out department, where it i: stretched
over a form, and finally take-, on the
Yrh$t Do You Know
1 About legends?
1. What was the town of Cam riot)
S. Who found the Holy Grail:'
S.ityho ferried the dead across the Hirer
-}• Hour did Lohengrin come to Brabant>
5. What sculptor fell in lore with, a
d. Who was Tristan f
7. For whom is Wednesday named?
S. Of what was Juno the guardian?
1. The city of King Arthur’s court and
2. Galahad, the son of Lancelot.
3. Charon, taking;- for his fee the pen
nies which the bereaved had placed upon
the eyelids of the dead.
4. He was carried there across the
water by the swan.
b. Pygmalion fell in love with his own
statue of Galatea.
fi. The cousin of King Mark. He fell
in love with Tsoldp, whom the King had
sent him to England to escort back.
7. Wodin, the chief god of Norse myth
ology. j ,
8. Juno, the wife of Jupiter, was the
guardian of marriage vows.
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HATS THAT TELL A TALE.
Jn Olden Time*, Hats Denoted Rank. Above May Be Seen, Starting from the Left!
Hat* of ,1) the Brittany Peasant, (2) the Cavalier, (3) the 'Physician and
(4) the Chinese Official.
•ihapc of a hat. Before it is - promoted
definitely to that role, however, is must
pass through the pouncing, finishing,
curling and trimming departments.
But finally, there it is a HAT—one
of thousands produced daily.
FELT HATS IN THE MAKING.
The Trim.-nins Department of * Larse Hat Factory That Turn* Out Hundred*
Hat in a Day.