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ed -wife and children will aDDeal to us
to find a missing husband?
"Then there is the man "who just
gets tired of being married. That is
usually the man of about twenty-five
who discovers that it is a drag to have
to spend his evenings with his wife
and his children that it would be
lots more fun out with the 'fellows.'
And, after a little of this reasoning,
he runs away. Even if we bring him
back there is slight chance of his
staying, and the best we can do is to
force him to support his family.
"Many men leave home because
they do not nave sufficient change of
scene and conversation. No matter
how great was the love between the
two when they married, nagging
creeps in when a woman sees the
same face over the. breakfast and the
dinner table and the man grows in
different when he must spend every
evening with a woman who is telling
, him the petty quarrels of the children
during the day.
' "Some of these men reach the
place where the. sound of their chil
dren's voices rasp them, and if the
wife was wise' she' would suggest an
evening laway from home, even if
they only went to nickel shows, or
she would suggest that he go out
with some "of -his men friends.
"Women may experience these
same sensations of weariness and
nerve-strain, and-they do experience
them, but the love of children fastens
itself on a woman's heart so that she
will go on dragging out her life for
them, rather thdn leave them when
the situation grows almost impossi
ble. "The greatest number of our cases
come in. on Monday morning. That is
because the man and wife are-home
together on Sunday and petty quar
t rels result in a big quarrel and the
- man goes out and says he won't come
i hack.- The woman runs down to the
t court to have him brought in, though
probably if she,had waited until Tues
day and had Monday to think things ,
over alone the matter would adjust
"Some women get the habit of
coming to the court, and they are
mostly women ' who want absolute
dominance over their husbands. They
do not want him to say his soul is
"Again, there is the woman whose
patience is tried beyond endurance,
yet she will not cqme in here until
some outside party drags her down
to the court.
"You see, I have been able to give
you just a few of the major causes
and there are many I have not touch
ed upon," Miss Grimsby concluded,
but I felt she had supplied me with
some very illuminating information
on "Why Men Leave Home."
MORE CdUNTY BOARD WAR .
War broke out again on the county
board yesterday. This time the prin
cipal combatants were Battling Bart
zen land I0d McCormick.
" The fiht started over the proposed
$4,000,000 bond issue for the County
Hospital. McCormick had intimated
that the Democrats were crooks.
Bartzen took exception.
"You told me yourself they were
dishonest," said McCormick.
"When?" asked the surprised
"Right" after my election."
"You're a liar, McCormick," shot
"You're" another," replied McCor
mick. Then they started toward
each other, but some one stopped
jthem owing to the presence of ladies.
All in all the day was a warm one
for AlcCormick. Earlier in the day a
statement ripping him up for his
anxiety of the welfare of his friend,
County Architect Richard Schmidt,
was printed on the1 official record.
It pointed out that Schmidt had re
ceived $125,000 in fees from the
county in the last ten months and
that McCormick is peeved now be
cause the board won't pledge $"200,-y
000 more to Schmidt.