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Mrs. Kier Hardie is a bonny wo-1 baye peace in bis own home. For the
man, spare and strong, with beautiful
white hair and girlishly pink cheeks
''Bless the man," she protested,
playing withjier worn wedding ring.
"I was there tbhear whatfhe said.
You may believe it was a bit trying
for me. Still, every word was true.
How did I keep our home on $6 a
week? By bearing two things in
mind: Never to buy what we dinot
need. Never to spend what I did not
"It is a poor wife who grows to be
a drag on her husband. It is a terrible
thing when a man must think in his
secret mind what things he might do
if he was free.
"But I knew Mr. Hardie's heart
was in the labor cause and unless I
took' thought the poor man could not
go on. A woman makes, a man to a
great extent. Many a time my man
would come home with his heart in
his boots and sit into the fire wonder
ing if the end was worth the sacrifice.
" 'Man, dear,' I'd tell him, 'you're
tired out. You'll see it different on
the Monday. Never worry about the
children and me at all.'
"Goodness knows, a man should
public is hard enough on him.
" 'He dresses like a working -man,'
said one paper.
"Between ourselves he is just
dressed now as he was then in 'a
tweed sack suit
"'Kier Hardie looked so untidy,'
said another paper.
"I don't deny that cut -me. It
brought me to London to find out
Then I saw for myself. It was not
the clothes that counted itwas the
man himself his being there at all.
Parliament had to grow accustomed
to seeing labor members.
"Now that the labor cause has
spread, my husband is so little at
home that I think seriously of com
ing to London. I send him fresh but
ter and Ecottish scones evefy week,
and each of us writes the other every
night. Dearheart, after 33 years of
marriage, I couldn't do without my
morning letter; it's quite wonderful
how a few lines will cure one's wor
ries for the time.
"Bat you can add this from me to
" 'Keep a sharp eye on the money
and most worries will take care of
CONFESSIONS OF A WIFE
MOTHER WAVERLY COMPARED WITH AUNT MARY
(Copyright, 1914, by the Newspaper
Today Dick is going to break the
news of Jack's marriage to his father
and tell him that he has promised to
lend that twenty-five hundred dollars
to Jack to put him in the business.
It will be a great disappointment to
Dick's mother, as she was determin
ed that Jack should marry money, as
Dick did not.
The tyook and stationeiy business
that Jack's father owns is a good one,
and., with the added money and the
youthful ideas and enthusiasm that
Jack wjll bring to it, cannot help but
be very successful, yet I am sure that
Mother Waverly will-resent having to
give Jack enough salary to allow him
and his new little wife to Uve com
fortably. Dick told me that he was going to
.advise an entire change in the meth
ods ih which the store was run.
Dad Waverly is not very well and
he should draw a salary and have his
hours shortened. Then Jack should
have a. stated salary, and at the end
of the year the profits should be di
vided on, a proper basis.
Aunt Mary tells me that she never
saw anything more beautiful1 in her
life than the meeting between Jack
and his little wife-.
''Those children truly love each