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ing! And her children! Eight of
"So you are going to write what
you have learned for other women
young women to whom the pitfalls of
matrimony yawn-wide Z. the brides
of June?" -
As I asked this Madame Schu-mann-Heink
clasped her nervous
hands the slender-fingered hands of
the artist and woman of tempera
ment over her heart.
She herself is all heart the won
derful heart of the woman who has
loved and suffered who has asked
for bread and has been given a stone,
and yet remains a woman who is still
in love with living who has tasted
and found all of life good.
It did not take me as long to come
to the foregoing conclusion as it has
to write it, and immediately I found
myself listening to a speaking voice,
vibrant with sympathy.
Do you suppose I can help them
really help them these dear girls
who are going to take up the respon
sibilities of wedlock this spring?"
Madame Schumann-Heink is one
of those very rare women who can
and has made goodness interesting.
She is intensely religious, a splendid
mother and a wonderful singer.
She has lived the feminine life to
Vie fullest; she has known joy and
grief overwhelming. She has the
naivete of the great artist, and when
I asked her the question in my open
ing paragraphs she immediately
graspeti its wide significance.
"Will the young women of today
go back to first principles?" she ask
ed. "Will they listen to the old-fashioned
homilies that were taught me
6y my mother and which I have prov
"Will they understand that, while
carriage with children may prove a
tragedy, without children marriage is
always a tragedy to women.
"Will they know that I am telling
the truth when I say that the pres
ent unrest in marriage is as much the
fault of the women as of the man? ,
"Will they be angry if I say thaH
the average young girl has no right
to marry unless she is prepared to
make a successful wife?"
I answered: "Madame, if you can
write of these things as you have told
them to me you will do much to pro
mote those happy marriages which
are the nation's hope."
(Watch for Madame Schumann
Heink's First Article Tomorrow.)
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TO YHE BANDBOX WITH YOUR
A prophet of styles who has taken
a long look ahead foresees the doom
of the felt summer hat, and he like
wise predicts the early passing of
the summer furs.
"The felt hat and the felt-hats
faced with velvet are the hats of the
hour," declares this prognosticator,
"but wait until midsummer suns
shine and the Panama and the lace
hat and the droopy picture hat of
milan will come into their own, for if
women like to be fashionable they
also like to be comfortable, and the
felt and velvet hats will be far from
comfortable in the dog days.
Although white fox scarfs and
stoles of marabou are still popular it's
predicted that they will soon make
way for the filmy ruffs of maline or
tulle but neck "fixings" of some
kind will be worn throughout the sea
son, so the fashion seers say.
Our idea of an optimist is fhe un
lucky poker player who consoles him
self at 4 a. m. with the thought that
money doesn't bring happiness, any
how. Washington Post
General council of women's clubs,
at Portland, squelched a proposition
that each member deny herself one '
pair of silk stockings to establish a
fund for aesthetic work. That's con
sistent There isn't anything more
aesthetic than a silk stocking, we'vo
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