father, because of love for herself
to spare them and he had hoped the
secret was buried forever.
Then: "Forgive!" Ah, not that
word ! He gloried in his self-sacrifice.
She turned to go. Heput out his
"If this could be home to you," he
said. "If you ever cared for me "
"Oh, always, always!" she cried un
restrainedly, and upon his shoulder
she sobbed out all the pathetic story
of the past wasted years.
It was June, radiant June, the time
for mating, the month of brides, and
Rocky Glen welcomed to its hospita
ble homes two staunch, helpful
hearts, who found peace and happi
ness in that remote solitude.
(Copyright by W. G. Chapman.)
MME. SCHUMANN-HEINK'S ADVICE TO JUNE
BRIDES "IT TAKES MORE THAN LOVE"
BY MADAME SCHUMANN-HEINK
The Famous Diva
In the brain of the bride of June
there is a very definite picture of life
with "the dearest chap in all the
world, who loves me more than any
girl was ever loved before and whom
I love with my whole heart."
You picture a beautiful home, ex
quisitely furnished, and yourself
waiting for your husband as you now
wait for your lover in your prettiest
frock, your sunniest smiles and your
Will this dream come true?
Dreams, you know, are mighty in
tangible things. They hardly leave
a memory behind, and while love may
be made up of the most ideally per
fect dreams, marriage is always the
awakening to stem reality.
A man seldom marries until he
has made some provision for the sup
port of his wife and home. He has a
trade, a profession, or a particular
niche which he fills in commercial
life that usually allows him to answer
"yes" when "her" father asks him
solemnly: "Can you support my
daughter when she becomes your
What would happen if the prospec
tive groom's mother should ask the
girl: "Can you run the house econom
ically and efficiently that my son
contracts to furnish?"
I am afraid if this question were
asked in America of the June brides
nine-tenths of the girls would have
to answer as did the boy who applied
for a position in an orchestra:
"Can you play the violin?" he was
"I don't know," he replied inno
cently, "I never tried."
It takes much more than what
youth calls "love." which in most
cases is only nature's call of the
blood, to make a successful marriage.
Marriage is a contract. If we would
teach our daughters the meaning of
the word contract, a meaning that
every opera singer, no matter how
temperamental, knows perfectly, it
would simplify matter materially.
A contract means that two people
definitely promise to do or not to do
certain things, and it is supposed to
be kept inviolate.
Head over the ceremony of mar
riage. CAN YOU LIVE UP TO YOUR
(Another Schumann-Heink Article
o o ;
BUT THEY WERE SCARCE
"De Lawd loveth a cnurful giver!"
solemnly said Parson Bagster, after
the collection had been taken up.
"But" the good man darted a glance
at the well-nigh empty plate "I dun
no whuh he finds any of 'efm."
"My wife never wastes anything."
"No. If it's edible it goes into the
hash, and if it isn't it will do to trim
J a hat." Judge.
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