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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 16, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 12',
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A STORY THAT COMES FROM
THE POPULAR GAME OF
For better or for worse!
When Ralph Panito back in 1913
stood up before the minister -and said
"Yes" to those words, it may be as
sumed that he meant it.
Most men enter the marriage
ceremony with firm conviction that
they will love and cherish always, no
matter what crosses and trials may
Marriage is a lottery; sometimes
the turn of the wheel brings you a
queen, and sometimes it stops on a
bad number. Sometimes the one
who seems a queen turns out a
deuce. Dan Cupid's aim is often
Ralph and Ida were married when
she was 14 years old. Her friends
say her father told the young lover
that Ida was mentally defective, but
he said he did not care; he loved her,
he had a butcher shop, made good
money and would protect her; he
would marry her, anyway.
But things did not move smoothly'
for the young butcher and his bride.
They separated. She says he desert
ed her three years after the cere
mony; that he left her twice in a
year. Twins came to her when she
was 16 years old, but Panito went
away again, she said.
She was so young to be a mother
that for a long time she was quite ilL
With the care they got at the Chi
cago Commons the twins, however,
prospered. Mrs. Panito got a job
with the National Biscuit Co. It only
paid $7 a week, but that was some
thing. When the biscuit company found
she was too weak to do the amount
of work its efficiency department de
manded, she lost her job. Mrs. Pa
nito laughed at the irony of it
"Uneeda Biscuit," read the neat
packages of crackers she handled. "I
do," she said to her self, "but the
Uneeda Company don't care for
J Judge John Stelk in the court of
aomesuc reiauons neara ner siory
as she and Att'y J. B. O'Connell, who
had interested himself in the case,
told it He heard Panito's plea that
his wife had the mind of a child of
ten, and, therefore the children
should be taken from her and put to
be raised with a friend of his.
The judge told Panito that it was
he who was wrong. That he knew
when he wedded of the condition of
her mind. He reminded the husband
of the phrase in the marriage cere
mony "For better or for worse, till
death do us part"
"That you think your lot is that of
the 'worse' is no reason why you
should dodge your responsibility,"
said Stelk. "If your wife is only a
child in mind, that is all the more
reason you should be with her, pro
"The children will remain with
her, and if you don't go back to her,
you must pay $8 a week for their
BA GOSH! YOUNIEVER CAN TELL
WHAT YOU ARE GETTING
Judge Landis sort of butted in on
the question of butter or butterine,
as served to patrons of, Chicago's eat
places, yesterday, and in so doing
signified much surprise that some
of the bills against H. H. Kohlsaat &
Co. were for butterine.
"What?" snapped Landis. "Do
you mean to say that this company
served butterine to its customers?
Did they buy it white and color it
themselves? Did the customers
know what they were getting or did '
they think they were getting country
This all happened when a credit
ors' committee asked permission to
take over the Kohlsaat business.
This body said they could get $25,
000 for the seven Kohlsaat restaur
ants. Landis said he could get more
and ordered the places sold at auc
tion in his court next Monday morning.