ACROSS COUNTRY TO A LOVER
Miss Crosby Eludes Her Mother and Travels Twelve Hundred Miles to be Married
MAMMA ON THE NEXT TRAIN
A Young Man of Port Byron and a Young Woman of St. Louis Made Happy in Spite of an
Weedsport, Nov. 23- [Special]- Harvey C. Ware, of Port Byron, and Alice L. Crosby, of St. Louis, were married at a late hour to-night at the residence of Burt Brown, on Jackson Street, by Rev. A.H. Hewitt. Miss Crosby’s presence in Weedsport was known only to a few intimate friends, she having made a hasty journey from St. Louis to elude her mother, who is expected to reach here at midnight for the purpose of preventing the marriage of her daughter. Until June last Mrs. Crosby and Alice were residents of Port Byron. Ware’s attention to the girl so annoyed the mother that the young woman was sent away to school at Brockport. Learning where she was, young Ware made the girl frequent visits, which, becoming known to Mrs. Crosby, Alice was sent to St. Louis, whither she was soon followed by her mother. In that city the young woman was employed as an amanuensis [ed- secretary] by George Barnes, a wholesale stationer. From a liberal salary she soon accumulated a considerable sum of money, which she intended to use in coming East again, but she was outwitted and her money disappeared. During all this time a close watch was kept on her movements, but she finally eluded the vigilance of her relatives, and with the aid of some sympathizing lady friends so disguised her identity that she reached here unrecognized. On Miss Crosby’s return, Ware was hastily summoned from Port Byron and the couple were promptly married, saving the solicitous friends of the young woman all further anxiety for her future happiness.