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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 09, 1912, Image 7',
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of E, Watts, paint dealer, 9. E.
I2th st. Watts claims Cohn lived
with his daughter, 17, known as
"Teddy" Copeland, at the Hotel
Pffster, last January. Cohn ad
mits charge, but claims "Teddy"
told him she was 22.
PLEA FOR BETTER HOME
TRAINING FOR CHILDREN
Speaking before the thirteenth
Child Welfare convention, now in
session at -the Hotel Sherman,
Judge Charles N. Goodnow, of
the Court of Domestic Relatoins,
made a strong plea for the better
home training of children.
'You' cannot legislate happi-.
ness into a home," he said. Al
the divorce laws in the world .will
not correct some of the evils re
sponsible for domestic unhappi
ness. - "Neither boy nor girl today '1$
taught the duties of husband or
wife. Domestic science is. a lost
art. The vanity of 'dress, the gla
mour qf "society" have occupied
the,, minds of the children since
they, were in their teens.1
"Men make certain demands of
women beforethey will give them,
social "recognition. But purity
of life on the part of the man is
just as imperative as on the part
'of the woman.-
'T am opposed to early mar
riages. I am opposed to mar
riages o nshort acquaintance. I
am opposed to short, engage
ments. "Not all early marriages and
short courtships result in disas
.ter. But I-have found that the
majority bring, discontent, trou
ble, discord, strife.
"I realize that during court
ship the man. and the girl both
try to present the best appearance
in every way. Few girls- would
appear before the men they are to
rnarry with unkempt hair and un
tidy dress. Yet after the wed
ding it reminds me of the sing:
" 'Ain't it funny what a differ
ence just a few hours-make?"
"But that feature of the court
ship is of lesser importance. Be
fore entering into the marriage
contract, the elements that should
be considered are those of honor,
honesty, integrity, morality, tem
perance, generosity, charity,
indliness arid unselfishness; intel
lect and those inborn instincts of
the gentleman or gentlewoman.
They are worth more thanriches.
Riches may be lost.
"One of the deadlies foes of the
happy marriage is the mistaen
sense of prudery that has wreck
ed many homes, and spread mis
ery and disease broadcast over
"One of the most essential
things in securing a marriage li
cense ought to be at least thirty
days' publication of the names of
the contracting parties.
"One great .social error which
has invaded our lives and mental
attitudes is the idea that no mat-
ter how great a scqundrel a man
may.be, he may demandNthat hisy
wife's character be like Caesar's
wife's character above suspic
ion. "When the women pf the cpun
try close, thcig doors to the mala