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pendent; that she is cheated of her
authority in her children, etc.
Thus they carefully assign to man
the role of the all-around villain play
ing opposite to the virtuous heroine.
Indeed, so much have the "wrongs of
woman" heen discus'sed that we have
practically deprived man of any
"rights" heJever had.
We have recently invented a brand
new way of educating children: we
make learning alluring and we keep
pupils so busy being good that they
never have time to be bad.
But just at the same time have we
not fallen into a most,foolish method
with man as man by denying to him'
all similar opportunities and privi
leges of uplift? ,
Surely it is to.be deplored that
while women are demanding to be
treating as ''human beings! rather
than" as women, -they have quietly
snitched from man his really iuman
Now why not permit man to retain
ajew of his ideals-about himself?
There are men who rejoice in char
acter as the great glory of the race
and who know that honesty and re
s train t, and refinement and discipline
are among its excellent accompani-'
There are men capable of living up
to the "highest ideals, if only women
would let them have any rigty to any
ideals at allf Such, for instance, as
the right to be loyal ae a husband and
devoted as a father, and not have
that loyalty eternally undersuspreion,
and that devotion continually ques
tioner! and belittled!
Almost every woman exercises
close surveillance over some man.
I any woman will make her spe
cial maji-thTnk himself a hero, he wilt
take pretty-good care to be one.
That's man's favorite role!
'Bt. criticism never yet inspired a '
hero. It takes applause" to push even
an ambitious actor on to any great
THE CONFESSIONS OF A WIFE -
, BULL TENNEYXjETS HiS
Confession' CLXVI. "i that other man pay attention tb her
(Copyright, 1914, by the Neyvspaper
When I picked up the paper this
morning, I saw that Mrs. Bill Tenney
had applied for divorce from Bill, on
the ground bf "mental cruelty and
I was just about starting out to go
over to Mother Whverly's, as I could
not get it out of my head that it was
Mollie-I saw in the Tenney car last
night, when I saw the notice.
On my way - oarer, I passed.-Mrs,
Fenney's home and,aw her talking
wth a splendid, looking man.
"It is just as I thought," I said to
myself; "as long as Mrs. Tenney was
aot interested in any other man, she
tfas perfectly contented to do 'the
log in the manger act' and not set
Aer husband free, but now that she
sees some man who anpeals to her,
ihe is going to make ijpossible to let
and still retain the respect of the
Just before 1 got to the Waverly
home I' met Molly-Hshe had seen me
from tie window and cajne running
to meet me. Before L could, say a
word shesaid) -,.,rDon't tell mother
that yqu sk wine. last night, and
please tell Dick.not to say anything
.to Mr. Tenney; he "was not to blame,
I need not haye jjone with him if I
had not wanted NtQ,,do so."
I looked- into her trqnblad, tear
stained. face and sald: "My dear Mol-
lie, I was' not sure it was you, so I
did nomentipjyny fears to Dick and
i certainly ma not mtena tor say a
word to your mother.1',
I coukl see by Mollie's speaking
face that she' regretted -her hasty
speech and that she was very sorry
that she had not lied-about it, so-I
continued. "I am awfully glad you