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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 14, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 12

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FIRST, BABY BRINGS CRISIS I--LESSONS IN
MATRIMONY FOR MEN NO. 2. .
omit the child from the scheme of
BY WINONA WILCOX
"She cares more about the baby
than she does about me,-" is the com
plaint of many young fathers.
This is a danger signal men con
templating matrimony should be
warned to watch for. Neglect of it
has caused many wrecks.
The inevitable arrival of the baby
interrupts and often completely de
stroys the delightful companionship
of the bride and groom. It upsets all
their notions of how they were go
ing to be all in all to each other for
ever. But nature really assigned woman
the duties of the mother long before
civilization made women wwes by
law.
Nature also evolved many kinds
of love, which can move on parallel
lines through most lives and which
do move so in the hearts of the most
perfect wives and mothers.
But sometimes it takes a young
husband a long time to understand
this and meanwhile, in a"b.urt mood,
he drifts back to the friends and cus
toms of his bachelor days. Thus, the
coming, of the first baby, instead of
drawing the parents together, often
drives them apart.
This is the.worst of all possible do
mestic tragedies. When it occurs it
is generally looked upon as the
father's fault -
But do we not blame the father
too much? Perhaps it is high. time
we considered the relation of -child
and father as of equal importance
As soon as the youngf ather recov
ers from his astonishment and con
fusion, the child becomes a stimu
lant, not a hindrance, to an ambitious
man. It not only incites a man to
business success, but it becomes a
tremendous factor- in character
building.
Nevertheless, the most popular
theories of happiness .for .moderns
things.
Those who believe in affinities or
approve easy divorce, assume may-,
riage is an institution created for
personal happiness. Fortunately
there is more true love, fine faith and
loyalty in the world than the works
of novelists, scenario makers and
records of divorce courts would in
dicate. "Kingdoms may be overturned, but
not fatherhood." A man may marry
several wives. A child can have only
one father. And the child, at the end
off life, means quite as much to the
father as to the mother, when con
sidered, In terms of what 'makes life
worth while.
(The subject of the third "Lesson
in Matrimony for Men" will be "The
Man at Home.")
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GILMORE MAY HAVE TO TELL
ALL ABOUT DIVORCE SUIT
If Judge Foel of the superior court
feels in an inquisitive mood today,
James A. Gilmore," former president
of the1 vanished Federal League base
ball vclubfc may have to do consider
able explaining about his,divorc suit
Rumor has it that the whole case
wals framed between the Gilmores,
both of whom were anxious for a
separation. -
So secretly was the divorce obtain
ed on Nov. 8, that not even close re
latives of the Gilmores knew they
had parted fof good. One story has
it that they visited three lawyers be
fore they found one to handle the
suit after the fashion they desired.
Mrs. Gilmore got $2,500 In cash,
together with the family furniture
and a monthly income of $250. "
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Southern yellow pine, with total
cut of 14,700000,000 board feet,
forms 30 per cent of total lumber cut
of this country last year.
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