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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 03, 1913, Image 12

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with a man in her life. She even
drinks a cocktail and smokes a
cigaret and laughs at me when I
tell her that it is unbecoming in
a woman.
Truly, she looks bewitching
when she does it. I am madly in
love with the little witch and I
know that she is a good girl. She
is beautiful and I am very proud
when I go out with her. As a
sweetheart she is adorable. Do
you think that I can make her
over after we are married into a
wife like my mother was? I
would not want my wife to do any
of the things that she does now.
Sincerely,
From what I have observed of
life, I know there are many men
just like the poor, deluded chap
who wrote this letter.
He does not realize that there
are a lot of girls of the same
type of his mother in he world
but they are the kind that will be
old maids. He can never make
his little chorus girl over into an
unselfish drudge, for she has been
out in the world and realizes such
a game is not worth the candle.
Many men with ideas like this
man's, if they should see the kind
of a girl that they think they
would like to marry, would not
invite her out to supper, let alone
to the altar.
If this egotistical chap will
turn his attention to making the
little chorus girl happy, he will
find that she will probably make
him a good wife, even if it is not
on the pattern of his mother. If
Jie marries her and tries to make
her over, it will be another case
for the divorce court and all the
world will say:
"Those women of the stage
cannot stay married."
. . But in this case, which do you
think would be most to blame?
FORMER MILLIONAIRE
DIES A PAUPER
New York, Jan. 3. Alexander
Mercer Pell, former millionaire
and member of the most exclusive
clubs, died in a hall bedroom on
Upper Broadway today.
. All that was left of the mil
lions he once owned were two
pawn tickets and three cents.
Pell married May Hutton, a
belle of Herkimer county, in the
late -90's. In 1907 she .divorced
him. The names of several New
York society women -were con
nected with the scandal.
From then on Pell began to
play hob. He went through his
money so fast that the other
members of his family would not
have anything to do with him.
- For the last several years Pell
picked up what little money he
got by working as a free lance
broker. Death was due to starva
tion. o o
The old soldier was again giv
ing the youngster accounts of the
wonders he had experienced espe
cially in the way of climate. Said
he : "I remember when we used to
toast our bread in the sun, and
"Youngster (interrupting) Yesr
I know; and you were supplied
with corkscrews to dray your
breath!

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