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CONFESSIONS. OF A WIFE
ARE ALL MARRIED MEW BLIND?
(Copyright, 1914, by the Newspaper Enterprise Association)
I had a call from Herbert Spencer
yesterday. What a splendid looking
man he is. I don't blameKitty "Mal-
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she saw her future husband, for Her
bert is a much better looking man
and besides he gives you such a feel
ing of his goodness.
Query: Do good men make any
nearer model husbands than just or
Herbert came to see me to tell me
how worried he was about Kitty.
"You see, Margie," he- said, "Kitty
doesn't seem to be" interested in my
work at all and beforewe were mar
ried she was very much interested
"Before you were "married how
many evenings a week did you spend
"At the last we were together
"What did you talk about?"
Herbert thought a r minute. "I
can't tell' he answered 'honestly.
"Mostly, I guess, .about how happy
we would be when we were together
all the time." v
"What do you .talk about now?"
Herbert began to laugh" and that was
a good sign to,me. It showed me he
was still a reaVtnaand not just a
reformer. ' V '
"Margie, you talk like the judge at
the court of domestic "felatiops."
"Well, that's a new one.' Tve been
told that I talk like a school teacher,
a silly woman, a selfish chit, a dear,
and many other things, but this" Is,
the first time I have been in any way
compared to an august judge of, mas
culine sex. But nevertheless I wish
you would tell me what you and Kit
ty talk about now. What did you
talk about last night?"
"We didn't talk. I wenl over to the
Associated Charities to see about re
lief for a poor mother with three
'A splendid thing to do, but what
was Kitty doing?"
"Why why I guess she was do
ing Tier housework. She was in bed
when I came home. Surely, Margie,
you are not intimating that I neglect
my wife. I have never looked at an
other woman than. her. I never
smoke, drink or play cards my
whole life is,given-to good works and
"What will it gain a man if he re
forms the whole world and loses his
"I have been thinking it is a good
thing for you men that women can
not name "business" as co-respondents
in their pleas for divorce. V
have never known a woman who had
more attention from men than your
wife when she was Kitty Malram, and
because you are neglecting her for
your "good work" does not make
that neglect any easier to bear. Kitty
is a pretty woman. She loves gayety
and, my dear Herbert, she knows
that even now there are those who
would be glad to shower flowers and
fragrance and good times on her. It
is notjonly the materially poor wom
an wiotwants in this world. Kitty
wants you. She wants joy and laugh
ter and happiness. -Life is serious
enough, at best; dpn't make it more
so.'" Then I laughed, for the idea of
me lecturing v a highbrow reformer
like Herbert Spencer was funny.
But,- you see, 'little book, I had
a letter from Kitty only that morning
in which she had remarked that Her
bert "was awfully busy with his poor
people, and inquired particularly
about "Bill Tenney.
"(To Be Continued Tomorrow.)
, Throughout the world one-fourth
of all' children die before 6 years of
age one-half before they are 16, and
only one person in each hundred lives
to the age of 65. "
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