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THE CONFESSIONS OF A WIFE
A CLEVER WOMAN-WEARS HER PRETTIEST FROCK
(Copyright, 1914, by the Newspaper Enterprise Association.)
I wore my prettiest evening gown
over to Eliene's last night because I
know that she woulflfce "dolled up"
"How did I know that?"
How foolish of you to ask, little
book. Any woman on this green
earth would try to look her best,
whether she was still in love with her
recreant husband or not, when he
was to see her after a year's absence.
So I put on my "gladdest" clothes
for poor dear Harry must not be
made to think that Eliene dressed
more than usual for him even, while
seeing her in her best frock.
When he first came in I felt as
though I had no right to be there,
but I soon saw that both husband
and wife were glad of my presence.
Harry was pale and much thinner
than he was when he went away. He
was much better looking. Eliene was
radiant. Poor Harry looked some
what surprised, I think he expected to
see her wasted and worn with sunken
eyes and streaks of silver in the gold
of her hair.
Of the two I think he shows the
ravages of grief or perhaps it is the
marks of remorse that Harry bears
and Eliene, of course, has none.
After the first plunge those two
well-bred people acted as though they
had parted on the best of terms a
short time ago.
Harry told of his European trip, not
forgetting to mention the loneliness
of a man all by himself in Paris.
"Never again without my wife," he
said with emphasis.
"You certainly seem different from
other men, Harry most men think,
of all places in the world a wife is
most in the way in Paris," said Eliene
"Good for you," I said to myself,
you're just as brave now as when you
said: "I'll mother Harry's motherless
children." I also saw that Eliene still
loved Harry, although he, poor fellow,
could not see it and grew steadily
more and more discouraged as the
While we were dawdling over the
coffee the telephone rang and some
one asked for Harry.
As the telephone is in the dining
room we could not help hearing his
answers and at the first words I knew
he was talking to Dick.
"How are you, old man? It sure
does seem glad to hear your voice.
"Yes, I've been looking for you all
day, but at the office they said you
"Just now I am dining with the
only two beautiful women that I have
seen In a year, so I can't possibly
come down to the club.
"Yes, come up here-. Margie Is
here with Eliene.
"You want to see me privately?
Nonsense, man, you have nothing to
say to me that your wife and my wife
may not hear. Anyway, whatever it is
it will wait until tomorrow if you
can't tell it to them as well as me.
Tonight I am going to revel In the
company of the two most wonderful
women I have ever known."
"Tell him to come up, the 'reveling'
is fine, Harry," I said and he repeated
it over the wire and turned from the
phone with the words: "He Is com
ing right up."
(To Be Continued Tomorrow.)
Because of modern fashions a
Philadelphia scientist has figured that
women must eat 10 per cent more
food than formerly to maintain their
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Flies hate the smell of lavender, and
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