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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 11, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 12

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wisely but too well. For rule, of
course, be' does in most homes. In
his new pride of ownership he calm
ly assumes that things must go his
way. Thus each tries to make the
other over, each tries to fix new stan
dards for the otfter.
Thus the most subtle -wretchedness
possible in marriage is created.
Unless two persons can work out '
some condition of tolerance and
compromise and adaptation in the
first months of marriage, one will re
main forever a sacrifice to the other.
Wherefore, the first year of marriage,
nine timeS in fen, .whether a man
sees it or no determines wfi'at his
wedded life will be even to the final
chapter. - N
MARRIAGE MADE FIRST YEAR I LESSONS IN
MATRIMONY FOR MEN NO. 1,
BY WINONA WILCOX
Ask a happy matron which has
been the hardest year of her married
life and she will probably answer,
"the flrst."
Ask her husband the same ques
jtion and probably he will not answer
at all; he simply never has thought
about it
It is masculine wisdom to live .in
the present. The past is gone; the
future is where it belongs.
But a women often dwells with
deep emotion upon the various stages
of hr romance.
There are a hundred small causes
of domesticfriction which are not
fatal at any stage of marriage, but
there are just two which are of tragic
importance in the first 12 months
after the wedding. They are espe-r
cially formidable because they may
prove lasting, and ifay eventually de
stroy the domestic partnership.
One is man's and one is woman's
fault.
The wife's will hardly escape the
husband's early attention. Perhaps
she "started it" ling before they
were engaged, but somehow it did
not irritate him then. It appears she
does not like his mother or maybe
"she scorns his entire family. She
does not approve of his best bachelor
friend, his pipe, his club, perhaps-not
of his business. t
She assumes it is part of her duty
to RE-f orm her husband, and she un
dertakes it. .
But a man of character is not eas
. ily shaped over, even by his bride.
Therefore, a wtefe man will decide I
pefore ne marries a paragon, or an
the virtues whether he desires to be
fitted into the frame she has made
for a model husband or whether he
would 'prefer a life companion, who
would accept him at his ordinary val
uation as an average human male.
Man's worst mistake in the first
vear of marriage is that he rules not
(The next "Lesson in Matrimony
for Men" will concern "The First
Child,")
o-
TELEGRAPH BRIEFS
San Antonio'.- J. Lynoh, Knox
ville, Tenn,, played piano for 63
hours without stopping. Claims
world's record.
Paris. By end of next March,
France will have spent 72,600,000,000
francs and England - 90,000,000,000
francs in conduct of war.
Milwaukee. Stat officials pro
pose that every farmer in Wisconsin
install wireless telegraph apparatus
and receive daily povernment weath
er report by wireless.
Washington. American Fed. of
Labor Will make organized effort to
get congress to increase wage of
every government employe from
president to commonest Jaborer 10.
to 33 1-3 per cent."
Berlin. Capt,Persius, naval critic V
of Berliner Tageblatt, in article on
American preparedness movement,"
says there is no jingoism in Pres. Wil
son's plans, that Wilson wants na
tion ready for war only in peaceful
sense.

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