Janesville, Wis., April 30 - As the east and west trains, both of which
arrive here about the same time, rolled into the station, Edward Coon,
proprietor of a general store and creamery at Hillsborough, blithely
stepped forth with his wedding outfit in a suit case. He was on his way
to marry Miss Annie Bauer, but as he was leaving the station there stepped
from another train Miss Bauer and Richard Lulloff, a clerk in the Lowell
department store of this city. Both were blushing furiously.
"What's the joke?" demanded Coon, who was becoming suspicious.
They said that there was no joke about it unless he choose to so
consider it. The bride-elect explained that she had lost her heart to
Lulloff, and that they were just returning from Rockport, Ill., where
they had fled to be married.
"How about that $75 diamond engagement ring and the $150 cash I gave
you to buy a wedding outfit?" thundered Coon, slamming his suitcase upon
Little Mrs. Lulloff grew pale and got behind her husband, who adminished
Coon to keep cool.
That afternoon he received the ring and a note for $700, the extra money
being in the nature of half of his broken heart.
Mrs. Lulloff admits she loved Coon very dearly until she came here to
buy her wedding outfit. Lulloff, the clerk who waited on her, was so
helpful and so nice about picking out the goods, that he quite won her
away from Coon in a few hours.
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