August 7, 1907

Mothers Part 18-Year-Old Elopers
Till They're 20.

TRENTON, Mo., Aug. 6 (Special.). -- Juanita Collier and Wilber Newton, both aged 18, daughter of an engineer and son of a farmer, during the absense of the girl's parents, ran off to Kasnas City, Kas., Sunday, and were married.

They intended to keep it a secret, but some of their young friends met them at the depot with rice and old shoes and the couple were obliged today to face their parents and acknowledge that they were married.

The mothers, who live twelve miles apart, talked over the phone this morning and decided that the young man whould be sent west to stay on a ranch until he is 20 years of age, and that in the meantime his bride must stay at home.