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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 18, 1916, NOON EDITION, Image 15

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Then out of the red haze of war
returned a friend of her. childhood
an English captain terribly wounded
while leading his men in a charge on
a German trench. The big, pathetic
hero met the sparkling little artiste
and their strange romance began.'
"A woman with a career," said
Miss Teyte after news of the engage
ment, which she had intended. to keep
a secret, leaked out, "seldom makes
a good wife in the accepted sense of
the word.
"It is different in this case, for'the
captain to whom I am engaged suffer
, ed for his country, and I shall before
like a mother to him. Every woman
should have a child. I have none, and
so my future husband will be my
child. To achieve happiness in mar
ried life one of the two parties must
always be dependent upon the other.
I am too rebellious by nature to be
the dependent one, so I expect to find
my happiness by having someone de
pendent upon me.
"No," she said emphatically when
asked what her new name would be,
"I cannot tell you the name of my
fiance. That at least is to remain a
secret until we are married. We shall
be married in1 England very quietly,
and shortly before the marriage takes
place Americans will know the time,
the place and the man.
"I knew him as a child, but we went
different ways and did not meet for
years. Not until after he had been
injured, in the service of our king and
country, did I think of marrying the
Miss Teyte divorced her French
husband, Dr. Eugene Plumon, several
months ago.
There are plenty of precedents for
her action in chosing a maimed sol
dier for a husband. Similar mar
riages of patriotism have reached
such numbers that the Church of
England .has taken hand .in the mat
ter. The result is that the Rev. E.
Hiughton, of Bristol, England, who
started a matrimonial bureau for the
purpose of marrying off the disabled
British soldiers to healthy women
-who would take care of them, has
been ordered by the church to give
up his connection with the League
of the Marrying of Broken Heroes.
The dignitaries did not approve of so
radical an -idea.
But the wotnen of France have an
nounced that they will marry the
men who have' given up arms and
.legs for la Patrie. The midinettes of
Paris, the peasant women of the
Pyrenees, the ladies of the chateaux,
have proven equal to the sacrifice of
the women of Lombardy who, after
the provinpe had been freed of the
German yoke, decided to wed no one
but men wounded in defending their
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This Chicago woman, superinten
dent of thesocial.service department
of Cook county, suggests a state
mating bureau to solve the question:
"Why doesn't the American bache
lor marrjj0'

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