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tale of sex-ANTAGONISM as a ruling
force with man.
When Eve passed beneath the
flaming -sword out from the Garden
of Eden, she hacLalready discovered
how, natural man "conducts himself
when he is incensed.
And she ought to have .warned her
But she did not; and woman still
wonders how man dares to make his
GREAT LOVE for her his ONE EX
CUSE for all his WEAKNESS, all his
CRIMES even forgery, bankruptcy,
Love, it seems, is the only thing in
the world, about which man can DE
LIBERATELY DECEIVE HIMSELF.
He EXPERIMENTS with science,
QUESTIONS theology, DISCARDS a
worn-out political theory, ADOPTS
a new and reasonable philosophy,
WITH GENUINE INTELLIGENCE.
But LOVE he finds by chance and
accepts without thought.
And one day he finds that the WEB
of love has become a NET.
HE IS NO LONGER FREE!
Just as Hans Schmidt found that
his love for Anna Aumuller had en
tailed responsibilities which demand
ed open recognition.
Now when late balances man's
honor, his traditions or his conven
tions against a woman, he cries out
that he lover her EVEN while he
DESTROYS HER or her happiness
to PRESERVE THEM.
But he deceives himself.
His REAL cry is for LIBERTY, and
so he breaks the bond the bond,
which irks him.
He asserts -himself once more
thus regains he the mastery.
"Feminism," or the present world
wide unrest of woman, proclaims
though that man is NOT deceiving
HER.as generally as HE USED to do.
Woman is demanding THE
TRUTH about LOVE and the
She -is not afraid of a play like
"Damaged Goods." Nor ashamed to
ask for eugenic marriage laws.
And she is robbing man of senti
ment as his favorite refuge for all
of his sins.
And what that time comes, mur
ders like that of Hans Schmidt will
be rarer, for the Anna Aumullers will fi
not accept love at a value assayed
only by its owner they will gauge it
TWENTY-CENT MEALS DRIVE
GIRL TO SUICIDE
Six months of twenty-cent dinners
and a lonely struggle for existence in
a corner bedroom, without relatives
or friends, was enough for Selma
Peterson, a 19-year-old girl, 541 Lin
coln Parkway, who died early today,
a victim of gas asphyxiation.
The Kuppenheimer Clothers, 428 S.
Franklin 'street, paid the girl $8 a
week. In a notebook found in her
bedroom, she had had itemized her
expenditures as follows:
Room rent 2.50
Laundry -. . 1.00
A doctor who attended the dying
girl, said that shortly after midnight
hey eyes opened and he asked her
why she wanted to end her life.
"She didn't answer for a while," he
said, "and when she did, she said the
funniest thing. She whispered:
" 'Doctor, did you ever live for six
months on twenty-cent dinners?'"
SLAUGHTER SEA ELEPHANTS "
Los Angeles, Cal., Sept. 20. On
Guadalupe, a small . island off the
coast of Lower California, lived a
herd of nearly 200 sea elephants that
are nearly extinct. Now there are '
but 16. A federal investigation is un
der way trying to determine who is
responsible for the 'loss and smug
gling of hides into the United States. '