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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 03, 1913, Image 20

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The faithful Fooching piloted us all
that dangerous journey. Affairs at
the great Chinese metropolis were
less involved and stormy than in the
interior. We bulked our energies, ran
quite a profitable pBbto playhouse for
a few months and by that time I had
received a remittance from home.
My love's brother went off to Aus-
tralia, where a good business pros
pect was offered, and took Fooching
with him.
Arline and myself returned to
America. Why not? My latest letter
from my dear old mother had con
cluded "We are all waiting to wel
come your dear, sweet little wife."
(Copyright by W. G. Chapman.)
A 16-year-old girl in New York, back from an adventuresome joy-ride
with a lad of 18 in a stolen auto, said to a woman reporter who visited her
in the lock-up:
"It was just a picnic. We never thought of it as anything else. I un
derstand my father says he is going to have me sent away. I don't care.
I don't want to go home. The 'old man' is so cross and cranky he gets on
my nerves."
This girl was once a pretty, smiling, promising baby, father's pe.t and
mother's joy; a baby not foredoomed to be unloving and wayward. Some
thing happened between the ages of 2 and 16 to explain her change of
Without knowing in detail the family history, couldn't you pretty safely
hazard a guess on the basis of that one assertion: "The old man is so cross
and cranky?"
The proper influence in a home is LOVE patient, tender, long-suffer-,
ing love. It is a child's right. The child who is denied it is defrauded. Just
as it takes the warm sunshine to bring out the beauty of the flower, so the
soul of a child, and especially the soul of the woman-child, must have the
warmth of affection, continuous and never-failing, to develop the graces
which make it clean and sweet.
We know not what cares, what sorrows, what aggravations, made this
"old man" "cross and cranky." It may.be we'd forgive him if we knew. In
any event, he's profoundly to be pitied, for clearly his crossness and his
crankiness, robbing the daughter of "the home joys which were her due, have
been among the forces which sent her to the bad.
Amidst the worries, the stresses, the disappointments of life it is often
hard to preserve a sweetened temper at Tiome. But lit is what the parent
must do, or at least try to the limit to do, if the children are to have a fair
At Rome, in the early ages, young
persons under the age of thirty were
not permitted to drink wine; but as
for the women, the use of it was ab
solutely forbidden to them. But this
law was almost universally violated
later on. The women often boasted
of being able to go to as'great excess
in drinking wine as the most robust
of men. They would pass whole
nights at table, vying with the men
and attempting to overcome them.
The Emperor Domitian passed an
edict in relation to wine, which seem
ed to have a just foundation. One
year having produced abundance of
wine and very little corn, he believed
they had more occasion for one than
the other, and therefore ordered that
no more vines should be planted in
Italy, and that in the provinces one
half of the vines should be mooted up.

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