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CONFESSIONS OF A WIFE
ELIENE HAS A PARTY
Evidently Dick has told Jim that I
have gone insane, for last night at
Eliene's Jim took me roundly to task
for being so unconcerned about
everything but the moment's pleas
ure. Good old Jim! I confess, little book,
that I deviled him a little for pre
suming to interfere.
Harry called up Dick last week and
said he was going to give a dinner
to his campaign committee and that
at the same time Eliene was going to
entertain some of her women friends.
"I am going to give my stag din
ner at the club and Eliene will give
her feminine affair at home. Later
we men will go over to the house
and dance a little."
I rather laughed when Dick told
me about it, for I could not just see
how the wife of Michael Weaver was
going to mix with Eliene's friends,
and yet she would resent very much
if she were not among those present,
for Weaver is an influential member
of the people's committee.
I called up Eliene and asked her
what she was going to do about it
"I was just going to come over and
see you, Margie," she said.
' "My car is outside," I answered.
"I'll come over there on my way to
On my way over I ran across An
nie and little Margaret Ann and took
them into the car.
"Shall I take you home, Annie?"
"No," she answered, "I am going
over to Mrs. Symone's. She is going
to have a party and wants me to tell
her something, I don't know -what,
"Fine! I, too, am going over to Mrs.
Symone's. She wants to consult me
also about her party."
Little Margaret Ann is a wonder
fully Dretty child, with that glorious
ly beautiful complexion and skin
that is usually an Irish heritage. She
is also a graceful little thing, and be
cause of her association with
Eliene's children she has the poise of
the daughter of an aristocrat rather
than the child of a policeman. I
looked at her with great admiration.
Eliene's little girl is really growing
very plain. She is a good child, but
she has neither Harry's good looks
nor Eliene's grace.
When Annie and I arrived and Mar
garet Ann was sent up to the nur
sery Eliene broached her plan.
"You know Harry is going to ask
a good many of his friends to that
dinner, as well as the men from the
different wards who can help him.
My idea is to invite the wives and
sweethearts of all those men here. I
want to think women ,from different
classes of society can mix as well
and easily as men."
Annie's lips began to widen in a
smile as she mentioned "wives and
sweethearts" and she said:
"Oh, my dear Mrs. Symone, you
don't really mean to ask both, wives
and sweethearts. The wife and
sweetheart of Mr. Alexander Holmes
would tear out each other's eyes."
Alexander Holmes is Harry's cam
paign manager a man of brilliant
mind and great executive ability, but
with the morals of a Don Juan.
"In the case of Mr. Holmes, An
nie, I think we will only invite his
wife, and that is just what I asked
you over here for. I want your ad
vice about the invitations. You
know these people andT don't."
"Do you want my real advice,
"Then don't do it Some way men .
associate with a lot of riffraff in pol
itics and get away with it, but I don't
believe that women can be good mix
ers." "Nonsense, Annie!" I said, "Of