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THE CONFESSIONS OF A WIFE
AUNT MARY ADVISES
(Copyright, 1914, by the Newspaper Enterprise Association.)
Dick is still away from the qffice
and they do not know where he Is. I
cannot help worrying about him and
I am sure that Aunt Mary suspects
something is wrong, but she is a dear
she doesn't say a word.
However, when she came here from
Waverly's this morning she looked
much distressed and when I insisted
upon her telling me the reason she
"Margie, your Father Waverly is a
very sick man. Sally doesn't realize
it, but I am sure he is not going to
live very long. He is much discour
aged and Jack's actions are worrying
him into his grave. He eould hardly
get down to breakfast this morning
and he did not eat anything and I
watched him as he boarded the street
car and it seemed all he could do to
pull himself up the steps."
"Itv makes me feel terrible, Aunt
Mary, to think of Dad Waverly going
about in a street car while Dick and I
have a choice of four of the Symone
motors. I am going down after him
tonight and take him home."
There was a silence for a moment
or two. I know that Aunt Mary want
ed to say something to me but either
could not get up courage or that she
did not just know how to say it I
waited patiently, knowing that she
would tell me shortly.
At last she spoke: "Margie, did you
find an apartment that suited you
"No, dear, I felt so lame that I did
not go out."
"Let's go and look today, dear," she
"Why, of course, but what's the
great hurry just for today?"
"Well, dear, I tell you. I am sure
that Richard will not live long. I
would not be surprised to know that
he suddenly expired on the street or
in the store.
I feel, dear, if anything of this
I kind would happen that you would, in
yor unselfishness, suggest going to
live with Sally and Mollie.
"Margie, dear, you won't think I am
a bad woman if I say you will be very
unhappy if you make an arrangement
of this kind. You have not the kind
of temperament that can get along'
with Dick's mother. You are not tol
erant enough", Margie."
"I hope I am tolerant of everything
but selfishness and shame, Aunt
Mary," I said humbly, fori don't want
to be a puritanical egotist.
"That's it, Margie. Almost all the
things one must tolerant of come
from selfishness and shame.
"I am afraid if you are not settled
soon in a place of your own it will
seem the only logical thing for you
and Dick to do if anything should
happen to Richard."
' I wonder why we always say "if
anything should happen" when we al
ways mean "if the one dreadful thing
Humanity has the strength to bear
that of which it seldom has courage
Just the same I'm going to get set
tled in that apartment next week if
(To Be Continued Monday.)
DIFFICULT TO DO
A newly-married young woman
had a gas cooked fixed in her kitchen.
The gas company sent her a card of
rules, with instructions to study them
well, and what she couldn't under
stand they would explain to her.
Imagine the clerk's surprise the next
morning when he read the following
"Dear Sir: I can understand all
the rules except the one at the bot
tom of the card 'See other side.' It's
impossible to see the other side; the
man has fixed it against the wall."