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The (&ee'3 jtne laazlrp f)af e SILK HAT HARRY'S DIVORCE SUIT Judge Rumhauser Demands Order Vopriglit, E'12, National News Association By Tad . . .ORDErInN Vi fie v.o-en am ie f W-mo" oo vo- oo 3UPfr 5v . ( oLOPA-m,i rroncn . VSV THE COURT . I uTCN&ooti- td reM- r ,o oeir ujoic.r- - ' I tt y x1 O I . T T J ! ' i A Matrimonial Contract Here lomes me aoup: -:- py.iau ; : : . . i vv By DOROTHY DIX. Not Idiir ago I had an Interview with J 'Believe me. a diKttosuished jurist who tries 0 many iljvorro tus that he 1 known as the "Dlvon-e Judge." In rpcukin? of the v. - -? i. - many cause? of domestic Infelicity I hat led people lntrj his court this wise ' am! kindly man raid: "hi niy opinion, one of the chief cause of friction b I w e e n h u s liajids and wires l tlx Indefinite-, iiers . of the. bar gain - they make when they ' get married, and I be lieve that nothing wouUI do more to prevent divorce than an lnonbound t outran, written out In resounding legal phras by a law ycr, that both, parties would be required lo slim before taking out a license to marry.. "Must people have to havo .thins vu tiallied before, them, and the fact that they had contracted to perform . certain opacified duties and to respect certain obligations by name would make -hem a thousandfold more binding on th ordi nary man and woman than l 0" mar riage ceremony, which haa an air of deal ing with glittering generalities , "For. Instance, a man promises, 'with all my worldly goods 1 thee enduw' when he marries his wife, but It doesn't make him feel that he has get to hand her over a regular allowance of money half as much aa It would If he bad algned a definite contract to give her ten dollars a week. A woman swears at the altar to iuve, honor aad obey' her husband, but that doesn't keep her from henpecklng him nearly as much as It would If she had signed a contract not to deliver curtain lectures every time he was an hour late for dinner, or wanted to go downtown to hoe a man at nlKht. "Marriage Is the most Important thing In the world to both men and women. Nothing else that they undertake lias such far rvarlttng consequences to It. In nothing o Is it so vital that they shsll make no mistake of Judgimnl and that they shall etu'eguaid every point, yet there la no oihcr step In lift that people take so bllndi;. and with so little regard for consequences. "If two men wajited to go into part nership they would look up each other'a racorda;''tliry would find out how much money each hail and what credit, and they would mak. a definite arrangement ticforeliand about what work each was to do and what part of the profits each was to have. Noluing would be left to chance; and they wouid- start out at least on a good working basis. "iiut when a man and woman enter Into tbe most important partnership In the world they don't take the trouble to find out a thine about ea-h other, nor to settle what tacb Is to do. nor what each la to expect from the other, nor what part of the irof:ts of the firm each is to receive. Is it any wondrr that so many matrimonial firms thus loosely or ganised end in bankruptcy? : the marriage contract Is the remedy for the dtverce evil. People will object on the ground that It does away with romance, but there Isn't much romance left, anyway, after five years of matrimony, and there would be a deal of comfort In a home where the husband and wife were both living up to the bar gain they had made before they were married." I feel sure that the "Divorce Judge" Is right, and that nothing would do more to Insure domestic peace and happiness than for a man and a woman to have a definite understanding before they were married as to the dutlea and obligations they were undertaking. For example, there la nothing that there Is quite as much friction about In the average household as there Is about money. The majority of men refuse to give their wives any regular allowance. and the women writhe and chafe under the Injustice that makes them have to go like beggars to their husbands for every cent they need for household expenses. All of this could ee avoided If there had been marriage contract In which It waa specifically stated What pan or ma in come a man should hand over to his wife. , The In-law problem i another con tinual source of discord". The wife rebels at having her huaband's mother under her roof. The husband fumes and frets at having his wlfe'a mother poking hr nose Into his affaire. All of this trouble could be avoided If the marriage contract stated. that neither party would have to live with the other'a family and that fam ily visits were to have a lime limit upon tliem. personal liberty, that boon dearest to the heart of humanity and which Is gen erally sacrificed In matrimony, might also be secured by a contract which would state In black and white that both the husband and wife retained the right to their own Individual religion and pol itics and to eierrlee the privilege of eat ing what they liked, and of having an occasional evening off. A very liberal contract might even go farther and specify that each one secured to himself the privilege of taking a vacation irom matrimony every now and then. Certainly a man has a right to have it written In his contract that hl wife shall keep a neat homo and set well pre pared food before hhn, and not force him to live In boarding houses or hotels, and the woman has a right to hold out tor a pay envelope for her services and not be expected lo work for her board a clothes. Also she has a right to stlplate that her husband shall treat her with as much politeness and consideration SB he would If she were not his wife. Undoubtedly the thing that mates matrimony so often a failure Is Its blight tng disappointment when one finds that the husband or wife falls so far short of one's expectations. If the men knew be forehand that the wife he waa marry ing hated children, that she would not keep house, that she waa selfish and ex travagant; If the woman knew that the man waa stingy and boorish and would lead her a sorry dance, bow few weddings there would be. The merit of the marriage contract Is that It would at least prepare a couple for what they were about to receive and give them a chance to back out It the provisions were not to their liking. Mars and Pleiades lSy GAKRETT P. BEBVISS. bid you see Usrs last night, in bis f He will hot stsy long; he Is plodding red panoply, close beside the white-robed j on in the path mhlch the sun prescribes IMeladea? if you ild you will aot n-ed I ,or hl, tni ln d,' " wl" m to be told to look a: thst shrht lAniuh. I"' n,ve ,tf n frightened Pleiades bo und if you did iii ou will be tU'i. after putting it into practise that some body , thought of giving ou so good a bit of advke. It is an astronomical tip, worth jnore than a tickes-bas-ketfuU from "ill ttreet. It is a 1con in cosmical ' perspec tlve. Xart, looking, so big. fantastical and fiery, ss only a few tens of millions ot miles from us: bit the timid, glim- lieP'B4xSsS ! hlnI him. but they may laugh at his I snail's pace and acorn his pretty orbit, j for they are arcing together a flock ot suns On a course so tremendous that raa'bTnaiJcs give no measure of It. and ut a distance from our l'ne sun so enor mous thai, though tbe speed of the.r fl'.gl.t uould make the swiftest cannon ball opp-ar to be standing stork still, yet age after age elapses and still they are e?n In the lame part of the sl;y wiiere t hey shone when the astronomers of old Egypt cut a slit through the great pyramid to match them. Mars is the enigma of our little family of worlds, punting us with his ruddy face and his enow-while caps and his Juggling with the cobwebs called "can als;" and the Pleiades are the enigma of the whole universe, amazing the greatest minds with their tneomprehensive whirls hi ring, sister stars, which seem to shrink of fire mist, and their ecintillant rosrs of awar from him. half obecured by his stars strung upon lines of glowing nebula, warlike Masonry, sre untold millions of ; trillions of miles in length, millions of mile away in soundless space, "If the stars should appear w,t nigi:'. and If he were actually as near them as . in a thousand years how men would he he haia the look of being the faintest j lleve and adore, and preserve for many Pleiad of them all would consume him j generations the. memory of the. chy of in Cash of white fire: iJod which had bants aattgik ' mm .. w . strr a ar m sal r -ee ssssaJsT SBBBSkaaaiBBBW v asf HafaTaTT -B asSata?l atS7 I 111 I t w t l IP cJ- Wff TrW ftCO EVE" OF THSSpZCtES f MOPE tXTAOW THPri Ofg Acts TM6 Ba 000 MAM WAl JUir Mrr EfXK.t siwi at me. 0PN Moolff.TVrB NCSW ;U. 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IMATCU OUT Of MT H ' PQC KtT I. j J if 1 f C0M6 VATSO, TW0 Off Toun) Dl&autSC JRCATE Mmpsr LTHA4 fOUtS r fiAtur, Tq fOAXhjeir 1 1 I THE WAT, WAVE) TOU A MATCH &fPLE.VsATSO WHN TOO OMC IN TbU - Tried to tip too, mat TOO STOOD with iuuw rises- ro rut Mm no,, which a IWOMAM NFVFD TV.---L- aurv .. CAfcAif-s A vtch in WE ft Vp&T - LM fCCKET- TTOUA RESPOH4E TOHT J Tr5 Kfc QUEST FOA MATCHES STTUT JE MATTEH. MAftVEtOUSM mm By KOIIOTHV DIX. s.e.,ii-.f; ' v. A rler)gman has promulgated a deca logue for girls. Ilia first commandment Is, "Make a confidant for your mothur. Tills Is good advice, and It girls re ligiously kept this first commandment they might woll do without the other nine, for very few girls would ever get Into trouble If they were In the habit of having a heart-to-heart talks with Ihelr mothers over their little affairs. The difficulty, however. Is that the average girl doesn't confide In h e r mother. She couldn't do It to save her lite. There la no other woman In I lie world she la so shy with as her own mother. There la no stranger to whom she could not more freely apeak her real thoughts, and before whose eyes she eofcld net more easily fetch forth for display her little secret hopes, and plana and aspirations ana affections. ' Nor la there any: other girl In the circle nf her acquaintance with whom tlve mother I so little really acquainted as lib la with . her own daughter. Bhe knows more about the girl next door. Bhe la en term of a closer Intimacy with the girl Acroe the street. All ah really knows of what her own daughter la thinking and feeling .la what ah gathers from th teasing remarks of th other girls. Why Is this? Mother ssvs It's the daughter's fault, and she's bitter about It. Khe says thai nobody ever loved their daughter better than she does hrrs. or wss better to one. Im points to the sacrifices) thst she haa made for the girl, and Ihen says It's pretty bard that daugh ler doesn't confide In her. No doubt, but confidence between people Isn't a matter of right and duty. It's the result of a spiritual correspondence and a comradenlilp that makes you want to be babble that makes everything complete until you have turned It over and talked It over with another. All girls have Ilils Impulse. It la what makea having an 'Intimate friend." as Kmray, you said, an absolute necessity to them, and if mother hasn't been foxy enough to estab lish herself In the position ot "Intimate friend.' It a her own fault. Before blaming the girl because sha doesn't confide In you. mother, supppnse you try to look at the matter from her standpoint. Of course, you and I know that j our motives are the purest, and that all of your admonitions to her. and your criticisms of her, are Just the re sult ot your ovsr desire for her to be perfect and make no mistakes. But this Is about the way It works out. Mamie comes Joyously Into ths room and throws herself down on a couch, flhs Is bubbling over with some plan, but before she can spssk you begin: "K'r goodness sske. Mamie, won't you ever Inarn to enter a room like a lady' Why cn"t you come In quietly, without banging the doors? Do sit up. and draw your feet in; don't stick 'em out like a hoodlum. And hold your shoulders ba k. You'ro gating to be a regular bumpba k. Is that gum you're chewing? How often have I told you thst It's the most unre fined thing to do? Whet's that you're reading? 1 don't se why you waste your time on trash when there are so tnsny really Improving hooks. Where- have you ben? To Bessy Thompson? You know I disapprove of lu-r because she's so silly and flighty. And who was that came home with you? Hobby Burnett-well. I should 11 1 think a girl like yvu would aate her time on a great big lumbering foot ball player like he Is. Now, don't bour.ee out of the room. If your own mother can't talk tu you 1 don't know who can. Hut you've never got a word to say at home. I'd never even know half you did If It wasn't for the neighbors." iH) ou think that line of conversation Is llk.-ly to rstal.ll.h a confidential foot ing between mother and daughter? Yet It Is the way ninety-nine mothers out of to talk to their girls. The truth la thst In the minds of the maVirity of (Tlrla mother figures only as a killjoy. ,he is tbe veto power. ha la th critic on the hearth, and they don't confide In ber for tbe same rewson you don't put a tender plant out in a tem perature of ? degrees below sero. Yon don't want your little hopes and plans nipped in the bud. If Mamie knows that mother is going to raise a thousand ob jections to every froth, no-matter hoe; Innocent and foolish, she uaturally doesn t tell mother until after It la ever I -and then It Is often tragically too late. Then there are Mamie's beaux, callow . voung ho s who bring her hooka home If nun school, and shamefaced!) come to lak bar to irat dance, and who hang around the house. Or, perhaps, they doo t come to the house at all, and Manas meets them at the street corns rs. Mother knows nothing alwut them, aor what Mamie thinks of them, and ah blame Mamie for not confiding In her, but how ran the girl get courage to tell her mother lluu sha haa a queer, choky feeling aad geta hot and pale when Tommy so much aa touches her hand, or that ah feels that she'd like to go off and die when Dirk dances with another girl, when mother makea fun of Dick's big feet and laughs at the way that Tommy's wrists protrude from hie coat sleeves? The staple of wit In many families Is SI anil and her beaux, yet mother woaj der why It is that Mamie never tall her anything about her love afatlrs. '-' It la generally supposed that there la a close bond ot gynpathy between moot ers and daughter. Aa a matter of fact. mothen are curiously unsrmpataetla to their daughtar unless the girls happen tu he exactly like . them In temperament. Mut ot th ututullful daughter you bear about at merely girl who want t fol low their own tastea Instead ot their mother'a. ' That la why eertoua minded Jane canvt tell ber mother, .who think that faahtct la th chief end of wo roan's life. About her settlement work, and why frivolous Kitty runs off and Join th chorus In stead of confiding In mother, who ehlet Interest Is mission work, that aha aspired to her career. . '.. - . Undoubtedly It I the greatest pity in th world that glrla don't aonftd la their mother. But before they do mother wlH havs to learn not to be such wet blankets a they are now; also they will bar to learn to ho chums with thai daughters Instead of critic ot them. Non of lis r irresistibly drawn to tell things people who Invariably all down on them; r- Manicure Lady " Wltat was leu of ihe greatest men tnt ever lived, Ueorge?" asked th Maaleur tarty. "Are you talking to me?" snorted th Head Barber. "I thought that everybody waa sick and tired of that dope, J. ln, t read anything else for three, or ton month. What good la It arguing bout which men waa great and which waa minor leaguer? All of th names that w e picked out I the name of ssea that waa dead a long time ago, and eve If w pick their names that don't get thenl nothing" "I was only mentioning It because I got a funny letter this morning.'' ex pi ai sod th Manicure Lady. "It waa letter from on of them suffragettes, and It gave a list of th ten worst men that ever lived end ten of th best women. Her In not of th name ah gave, Oeorg: ' "Herod, Cam. Henry th Ktghtb. Nero, Caligula, Benedict Arnold, Guy Fawka. Jeese James and George, th Head Bar ber." .!-":' "I don't Ilk lo b In with a lot of pikers,'' objected th Head Barber, "if they had put ma In with regular bad men like 8t. Peter, J. Isoarlot, Rev. Klcheson and men like that, I would glory In my ahamr. The others ax only pikers. Nero wa supposed to be a tough guy. but I'll bet that If he wa living, now he wouldh I bow to Rev. Klrboaon If he saw him on the street. He wouldn't how be cause ha would be Jealous." "She named ten ot the beat wooten. too, ileorge, a 1 waa saying," th Maosrar Lady went on. "she named Kve. Joan of Arc, Florence Nightingale, Franoea Wll lard, 1-ady Oodlva. Carrie Nation. Mrs. rankhurst. Mary Queen of Scots, Queen Victoria and Lillian KusselL"- "It listens Ilka a good list to ms." said the Head Barber, "although I never met any of them except Lillian, and 1 only met ber once, when I went down to her home to shave one of ber husbands. But them la grand names, from all that I have read aboht them. 1 might snatch Carrie Nation and lira Pankhurst, but the rest of the lajout meets with my sincere ap proving, aa the posts say. l "Some ot thWs day 1 am going to get up a list of great people regardless of their seg or hnperrtoua conditions, anw when 1 read It toyou 1 would like ta bet that you agr with me. I ain't sure; Just what name I win put Into th list. I will try to ring in your brother, Wil fred, If that will do htm any good, bag th rest of the name I ain't decided j yt." - : . If you put my brother, Wilfred. In." declared the Manipar Lady, "th poo bay will be that daffy with the new tha he won't go to work for a month, and; then how will I get the money he owe an? leave him etau Oeorge. for my rake. It you moat tats one ot ar fam ily, take the -d gent. He! may apt b truly big. but he had truly big i uaig lawrsang K braAlV '