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"I said: Ed are you going to leave
me to stand this disgrace alone?
"What would your mother say?' And
he answered 'I don't care what she
would say, I want this to be the last
time you bother me. I am through
with you. Get out of here.' AND
HE SPAT IN MY FACE.
"Then 1 must have gone mad.
There seemed to be little red spots
before my eyes. Before I knew what
I was doing I had grabbed the gun
out of my waist and fired twice. Then
I ran! I heard Ed yell 'Help, I'm shot!'
And a policeman grabbed me.
"I saw Ed when he was dying in
the hospital but I don't know wheth
er I was sorry or not. But in jail I
suffered terribly. It seemed to me
that all the time I saw spots of blood
on my hands and I did not want to
live. But the good lady with whom I
am staying until my trial says I must
live for my baby. So I will live, un
less they kill me too. Do you think
MME. SCHUMANN-HEINK'S ADVICE TO JUNE
BRIDES "MARRIAGE IS NOT A MIRACLE"
BY MADAME SCHUMANN-HEINK
The Famous Diva
Strange as it may seem, I some
times think that a selfish mother un
consciously paves the way to the suc
cessful married life of her daughter.
The daughter of a selfish mother is
always unselfish and I sometimes
think that unselfishness is the great
est asset to a happy wedded life. The
daughter who has waited on the
whims of a selfish mother and blotted
out self to make her happ'y will be apt
to more easily wait upon and excuse
the idiosycrasies of her husband.
Don't cling to that mistaken idea
that marriage is a miracle by which
a thoughtless, selfish girl can be im
mediately changed into an element
of sweetness and light.
"Sweetheart," may be the synonym
of good times, the fragrant flowers,
the love letters, the theaters., the sup
pers, the dances, and all -the thousand
and one things that go to make up
the courship period, but "wife"
means tenderness and sacrifice and
ever-ready sympathy; it means com
radeship, the building of a home, the
taking of your place as one of the
units that go to make up the stability
of the nation.
How I wish I could impress upon
every girl who reads these lines
(upon every mother also) that less
stress should be laid on the emotional
disturbance we call love and more
upon the character that one brings
to the altar.
Men and women have very different
ideas of and expect very different
things from marriage. The girl,
mostly through the mistaken silence
of her mother, is very apt to think
that life after marriage will be a kind
of glorified courtship under the au
spices and legality of the church and
state. She seldom thinks of the re
sponsibility she is taking upon her
self. If mothers had only taught their
daughters from the book of the great
"Your fate is the common fate of all,
Into each life some rain must falL"
The chances are that instead of
grieving for lost illusions they would
be making the best of realities.
(Another Schumann-Heink Article
BEFORE AND AFTER
Before marriage, says a married
woman, a man declares that he would
lay down his life to serve you; after
marriage he won't even lay down his
newspaper to talk to you.
A LOVELY RIDE
"You visited Venice while you were
in Europe, I hear, Mrs. Trotter?"
"Yes, indeed; and we were rowed
about by one of the chandeliers Tor
which that city is noted."