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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 10, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 13

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East Alstead, N. H., Feb. 10. (about in great freedom, playing in the
"That I should leave my wife and my yard with the big collie dbg, bardfoofc
friend -Hartley Dennett alone tdgeth-' in the summer and not troubled witit
er on the mountain for long periods ' tod much clothing. Careful instruc
ts not a bit astonishing." tion at home with the aid of a tutor
The speaker is Dr. H. Lincoln I Is given to the boy, 11, 'while Maryv
Chase of the famous Golden Rule '17, goes to the neighboring country
Triangle. He was explaining to a I school.
Day Book correspondent how it was j "Hartley Dennett and my wife had
that his convention-wrecking experi- similar ideas on the education o
ment of welcoming his wife's soul-
mate into ms soui-iove nome on
Mount Plato, near East Alstead, had
been a success after more than a
year's trial.
''Ydu see their relations are" pure,"
he continued, "their union is purely
spiritual, and so there is not the
slightest harm in their lonely prox
imity. Dennett's relations with my
wife are no more improper than tbat
strong affection one so often finds be
tween friends.
"Of course, it is true that my wife
and Hartley Dennett often kiss each
otheri They kiss at a meeting after
an absence, they kiss as a prelude to
a long parting.
"But such kisses can be likened to t under MY roof?
the handshake between men. So I
am not jealous -of them, for. their
souls simply meet on a particular
spiritual plane.
"I know my wife still loves "me as
a wife should love a husband. The
holy thing we have worked out here
on our mountain might ,be better
grasped' hy the public, if, they would
only understand this: 'My wife loves
me dearly and we are still man and
wife in the full $ense of the -word.
"She loves Hartley Dennett also,
but so do I, and he loves me. You
see, Jove does not imply passion. Love
of the deepest sort may flourish end-,
lessly without the faintest hint of the.
physical. My own children are being
educated here in our Golden .Rule
Triangle. That ought to be suffi
cient guarantee of its propriety."
The children are allowed to run
children." Dr. Chase went on, "and.
on a' lot of other modern problems.
That brought them close together.
They found they were thoroughly)
compatible, and learned ty care for
each other.
''But Dennett didn't oast his owa
wife off on that account. He and hfe
wife, however, had contention on a
spiritual plane, and that led her to
get a divorce. , -
"The divorqe thrust Hartley Den
nett out of his home. Believing that
I should follow after Christ, what
could I do then, when my wife's;
friend was made homeless, when he
was deprived of his children and com
munity life, but ask him to come
"And I want to emphasize that our
home is just as open to Mrs. Dennett
as it is to Hartley. Dennett. -He still
loves her, and he loves his childreR;
We have never given up the hope that
sometime she will come to us and
there will be four in East ,Alstead to
show the world that soul-love is.,fa
beautiful reality."
Mrs. Dennett who now lives in
frew York, refuses to reply to this in
vitation. "But I believe, as Dennett and nty
wife do," continued Dr. Chase, "that
no person can monopolize the loye-of
another. Mrs. Dennett, as a wife,
had 710 right to demand all of her hus
band's love.- "We all lmow that pure
platonic love between man and wom
an need bow to no matrimonial
bonds. Dennett has a big heart and
a big soul. He could not cramp his

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