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of the World. She says there ha-?e t of the 1,000 assured me they are
been a thousand.
And why, you are asking, is a 19-year-old
girl, the same being Eleanor
Sutter's age, unmarried after having
She asks, the same question of her
self. """-- -
"It must be?' she replies, "that it
is because I have so ' many from
which to choose that I cannot choose
any one. Some df the letters have
been very dear. I answered a few.
Many sent m.e their photographs. I
sent those back,
"Men are niodest Only three out
handsome. Others mentioned that
they weren't much to look at, but
that they had big hearts."
A bartender wrote Miss Sutter:
"I am looking for some one to cheer
me in my old gae. You look like the
This came from a Cincinnati phy
sician: "I can see from the look in
your eyes that you are a true wo
man. I am willing to risk it."
A Clergyman entered the lists. He
wrote that he had always wanted to
marry an actress. "Romance is not
dead in my heart," he said.
CONFESSJONSOF A WIFE
HARRY SYMONE'S LETTER
(Copyright, 1914, by the Newspaper
"You can take- it from mte," said
Dick as he threw a letter in my lap,
"that I am very glad I am not Harry
"I had a letter from Eliene this
morning, also ; .you may read it while
I am reading Harry's." '
He wrote on the last day on ship
board and posted it at Liverpool.
"Dear Dick," the letter began, "I
am writing this to you and L declare
to God I donjt know whether it is to
be a letter of farewell or not
whether tonight I'll drop quietly
off the stern of the ship and end it all
like a gentleman who says 'good-bye'
when he knows those he Joves would
be better off without him, or whether,
like a cowarg, I'll save my disreput
able old carcass at the expense of my
"DJTck, I didn't mean to be such a
rotter. It never entered my mind that
I was doing such a terrible thing a
thing of such far-reaching import
ance when I took that poor little
woman from my mothers house and
installed her in a pretty apartment
"Honestly. Dick, I thought I was
being good to her. I thought God
forgive me I was making her a lady.
She was a decent little thing and,
Dick, she worshipped me never a
word of censure no matter Jhow I
"It seemed to me, Dick, when I
thought it over that I had made a per
fect arrangement Eliene intellectual
and elegant to preside at my table
ancTentertain my friends, and Ellen to
flatter and keep me good humored
when once in a while I'd get a glim
mering of what a scoundrel I was.
"You see, Dick, I never took into
consideration the two women in the
case. I was only thinking of my
damnable self, and either one of them
was worth more than 'a thousand
cads like me.
"Perhaps you think it queer that I
class Eliene and Ellen together, but,
Dick, they were both big women ac
cording to their stations in life.
"You knofr that Eliene is, and you
know how she has risen to heights
seldom attained by any woman in her
adoption of'my children. I am abased
in the dust at her feet when I thirik of
it and, strange as it may seem to you,
I never ceased to love her devotedly,
even when with 'the other woman.'
"But, Dick and I say it all in can
dor and with all respect for Eliene
there were times when I longed for
her to talk more to jne instead of at