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MOTHER WORKS NEAT SCHEME TO TEACH
GIRLS PENALTY FOR GUILTY LOVE
By Jack Jungmeyer.
San Francisco, Sept: 15. "We are
going to the matinee," announced
the mother quietly.
Her two daughters, t 16 and 17,
looked at her sharply. It was an or
der rather than an invitation, hinting
at something unpleasant.
They knew that mother'had made
some mistake when they approached
a forbidding grey building, far re
moved from San "Francisco's theater
district This was not a playhouse,
and there people crowded in, line in
the corridors they were not waiting
for the matinee.
"Why, this is a courtroom," exr
claimed the girls, astonished.
"Yes," came the reply. "I want
you to witness a" tragedy from .real
life today. It is about two girls who
accepted illicit affection j( who lied
about their love, and forgot' the warn-
ings of their mothers,. Roadhouses,
beach resorts, "joy rides," rebellion
against the bonds of home they are
all in the story."
"But, mother," protested the elder
daughter, "this is the Caminetti trial;
they say it's shocking."
The 'matinee began., A young girl
sat in a big chair. She tried to speak
in whispers, but merciless men within
the railing hammered her with
shocking questions, forcing out the
The faces of the two daughters
were red with sympathetic shame.
Then the judge spoke, looking direct
ly at them.
"I notice two young girls in the
courtroom," he said. "Is their moth
er or a chaperone with them? Very
well, they remain at their own re
sponsibility." Now their faces were scariet. Men
had. turned to look at them with curl
"Oh, mother, let's go," they plead
ed,' "This is horrible,"
"We will stay," she said with final
ity. And now the girls began to under
stand why they had been brought.
The gentle, old lady who had always
found it so hard to scold, who, like
many another good mother, had
found it such a dreadful ordeal to
sit down with daughters and tell of
the snares of the love-buccaneer, had
seized upon the Caminetti trial as an
Againthe judge spoke.
"There is testimony coming which
will shock 'the ears of delicacy. I
warn the women now. They may
leave the courtroom or remain at the
expense of their sense of modesty."
".We will stay," again whispered
What t followed most assuredly
shdcked the ears of delicacy.
But it put the fear of terrible retri
bution for sex sin deep into the hearts
of her girls. It demonstrated the
price that must be paid. It was more
effective than a. hundred scoldings
and indefinite warnings against the
rebellion ot headstrong, romantic
girls to whom mothers are an almost
negligible factor when "an affair"
This wise little mother realized
that her daughters 16 and 17 were
entering a critical period a danger
ous age. She took this daring method
to impress them with the perils of ,
love misdirected and a mother's
counsels scorned. ' '
Pour boiling water'over cucumbera
of small size. Allow to stand until
cold. To each gallon of vinegar add
two cups of sugar, one even cup of
salt, three teaspoons of powdered
alum, two ounces of mixed spice.
Bring to boiling point. Have cucum
bers packed in cans. Turn hot vine
gar over them7. Place small piece ot
horseradish' to each can and seal.
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