Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1963 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. external link Learn more
Image provided by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL
Newspaper Page Text
CONFESSIONS OF A WIFE
MY LETTER TO DICK
I have been thinking much over
what you have written me, Dick, and
I have come to the conclusion that
you are right in one thing. A man
tries to make his wife an angel while
only a very human woinan will satis
fy his human nature.
I have come to the conclusion also,
that the theory of the "oneness" of
a wedded pair is very beautiful, but
that reality can never work it out to
a perfect conclusion.
Dick, I wonder if a man ever finds
the woman that you say a man al
ways adores as his wife has the tra
ditional feet of clay. Sometimes he
does and then I thinfr he feels quite
as hurt as I do.
Today after I read your letter for
the third time my thoughts seemed
to resolve themselves into the form
of the following rhyme. I do not
know whether you will be angry or
will laugh when you read it I call it:
She crowned him with a laurel
And gazed into his eyes beneath
To see his soul arise.
She laid her trusting head upon his
And hoped that it might heal the
Of grief in joy's disguise.
She held to him her suppliant hands
And said: "He always understands
That good within me lies."
Blindly she worshiped and adored
And brought to him her whole great
Of love that never dies.
She never knew his feet were clay
Until one sad heartbreaking day
She dropped her eyes
And found a laughing little maid
Who all Unconscious there had
Making mud pies.
That is what you made of me,
Dick, wasn't it? For me the laurel
crowned head in the clouds, the ado
ration and the trusting heart.
"For "the other woman" the fun,
the irresponsiveness, the childish
joy of making "mud pies."
Perhaps Eleanor Fairlow was right
Dick no one woman can be all right
to any one man. I am not going to
believe it yet, however.
But if that is so, don't hug to your
heart that any one man can be all
things to any one woman. If I have
disappointed you, Dick, because you
found your idol cold and irresponsive
and somewhat hard to reach on the
pedestal on which you placed her,
your disappointment is nothing to
mine who found "the feet of clay."
(To Be Continued)
UTILITIES COMMISSION ASKS AN
INVENTORY OF GAS CO.
People's Gas, Light & Coke Co. has
been ordered to furnish complete in
ventory on all its physical property
to 111. public utilities com'n within
the next four months.
This explains why Sam Insull told
the city council committee that com
plete new inventory was being made
"to settle for all time question as to
whether or not the gas company was
overcapitalized." Aldermen received
impression that gas company was
making this $250,000 inventory vol
untarily, but fact is, they just had
an advance "hunch" on the order of
the public utilities commission.
Gas campany wants to make coaj
instead of oil gas. More profits.
SIX DEAD IN NEW YORK FIRE
New York, Feb. 4 .Six persons
burned to death, one missing and two
injured w.as toll of an early morning
fire which destroyed $50,000 home of
Mrs. Casimir Tag, widow of president
of German-American bank, Brooklyn.
i t-. . t w. . . - . f, 'Vv. HtAKt l-. aWJl. '-, t.ul
inn ti f)TmmmimmmmmmaimAGmmm&ssmamBm