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THE CONFESSIONS OF A WIFE
FINANCES BOB UP AGAIN
The medicine that I had given Dick
put him in a sweat and I quietly took
off my clothes and donned a warm
negligee over my night gown and
prepared to sleep on the sofa.
When I had gotten settled and the
light fixed so that I could read with
out it shining in Dick's face I remem
bered, for the first time, I had prom
ised to bring him over to the hotel
and started for the door.
"Here, where are you going?" Dick
.almost yelled after me.
"Only to the telephone, dear; I
promised that you would go with me
to the hotel this evening to see the
rooms I have taken and I want to tell
the man you are sick."
"Here, wait a minute. How much
"Seventy-five dollars a month. It
is only a room with a bath and an
alcove, but I like it very much and I
think that we can board for another
$75. My allowance of $50 brings the
disbursements for your new family,
Mr. Young Husband, up to two hun
dred dollars and leaves you one hun
dred for yourself and your savings."
"Got it all worked out, haven't you,
Mrs. Schoolteacher?" said Dick,
somewhat ruefully. "I was going to
ask you, Margie, if you could not
get along with $25 this month, as you
must have seen that I have many
bills to pay."
"When you are feeling better, Dick,
I am going to tell you of a plan for
paying those bills and also insist up
on having my $50 monthly!"
Dick turned over with an ugly
little laugh that ended m a groan.
I thought it was best not to say any
more and went out of the room to
ihe telephone, but I do wish we could
get these money matters settled
I know he was thinking that I was
like the women of his family whose
only ambition seemed to be to get
all they could and make the least j
return. It will take quite a while to
make him realize that I am some
thing more than an expensive and
What a beautiful thing it would be
if a man, when he marries, would
drop all his pre-conceived notions of
women as a class and keep an open
mind to the one woman he has made
Dick is worrying about how he is
going to pay HIS bills, but it never
enters his mind to consult ME about
it Probably all the men he knows
have regulated their own household
expenditures more or less success
fully, and the fact that it is "less"
with most of them does not deter him
in the least from working along on
the same conventional lines.
Poor old Dick he seems to have
lots of Imagination, but he works it
from the. wrpng angle when he
thinks of hiswife.
Dick, dear; perhaps some time you
will understand that I am almost
(To Be Continued Monday.
Little Fellow I hate to knock
Santa Claus, but his ideas is bum if
he fought dis dinky two-cent wagon
wus de autymobeel I ast him to bring