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THE CONFESSIONS QF A WIFE
MONEY NECESSARY TO HAPPINESS
(Copyright, 1914, by the Newspaper
'$ Enterprise Association.)
-It is no wonder that we have come
to regard money as the absolute
necessity of happiness.
Some people may tell you that it
will not buy any of the. REAL things
of life. They say it cannot buy love
nor health that virtue, honesty and
self-respect are not dependent on
having dollars and cents.
This has always seemed to me to
be a kind of sop that the rich man
throws to the poor.
Money, they tell you, cannot save
the life of your loved ones when the
thumb of fate is pointed down. Grant
ed. But there is no grief that money
will not soften.
Physical discomfort but sharpens
the pangs of a breaking heart and
adds another misery to the grief
I have never known a jqy that
could nofebeheightened by thVuse of
money; a misery or physical ill that
could not be ameliorated; a mistake
that could not be easier reptified; a
grief that could not be made less hard
if one were possessed of monej.
How could-Harry Symone have
kept from the w'prld the tragedy lis
curiosity and lust brought about if
he had not had unlimited money?
Without money "Eliene would have
been unable to adopt those children,
who probably would have walked
along the rpad of neglect to crime
With money Aunt Mary will be able
to help that poor little bride of Jack's
to bearher pangs of childbirth and
also give, to herself an incentive for
living after :she had thought she had
lost it forever.
But If it does all this good, its ca
pacity for evil is just, as great P.er
Thaps "without it Harry Symone -would
never have done wrong to the girl
who. died and the woman he married.
There seems ta be no vice, no sin, no
folly in which money does not prove
the biggest tempter.
"When Dick came home last night
he fortunately began talking about
that five thousand dollars that Uncle
John gave us.
"Have you said anything to Aunt
Mary about it, Margie?" he asked
"Yes, and she said it was ours to
dispose of as we pleased."
"That's fine. Ill turn over twenty-five
hundred dollars to father to
morrow." "Say, Dick," I began somewhat
timidly, "don't you think it would be
a good plan to give that money to
Jack and let him put it in father's
business? It. would give him a kind
of independence and a right to some
say in the firm. I am a great believer
in youth, and so are you. Father
Waverly is not an old man, but a sick
man; his judgment may be warped by
in health, and his business methods
may be old-fashioned."
"I had not intended to GIVE the
money to anyone, Margie. I was go
ing to lend it to Dad at six per cent
interest. -I am afraid you would not
make a very good business woman,
I confess I was somewhat disap
pointed in Dick's ideas. The money
was GIVEN to us and why should we
not GIVE it to -his father or brother
when we did not really need it?
Dick seemed to think fayorably to
my idea of letting Jack have the
money instead of his father, but he
said: "I hope Jack won't get tied
up with that little chorus girl
I felt very guilty when I answered:
"She is a lovely girl, Dick, and Jack
might go farther and fare worse."
(To Be Continued Tomorrow;)
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lay them at the back and sides of 'a
fire. They tsUI burn as red as coal,
give av lovely heat and save the coal,