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CONFESSIONS OF A WIFE
EARNEST LAWTON, A HANDSOME ACTOR, IS ATTRACTED TO PAULA
"I wonder. Mareie." continued
Paula, "if you ever met a man who
hypnotized you at first glance.
"The late Elbert Hubbard once
said that on one of his lecture trips
he looked into the eyes of a woman
in the auditorium and a flash passed
between them, something that would
ever after make her life different. He
recognized she had felt the shock to
her' whole physical being asdid he.
" 'I have never seen that woman
since,' he said. 'I did not speak to
her at the time, but ofttimes in the
midst of something that woman's
face appears and my heart beats
heavily at the memory of it.'
"Mr. Hubbard used this experience
to illustrate the wonderful magnetic
influence that sometimes exists be
tween man and woman.
"I am not talking wholly, Margie,
of physical magnetism. It must be
something stronger than that. There
comes a mist, a sudden shiver, and
life is never theame again.
"Margie," said Paula suddenly, "it
has been many years since I looked
into teh eyes of Ernest Lawton, and
yet that first look still lingers. He
saw me in the manager's office and
as he opened the door to the inner
room he turned and shot back one
parting glance.fraught with meaning.
VI sat! in a trance fully five minutes,
only to be jolted out of it with: 'Miss
Newton, the Big Noise wants to see
"I felt my knees shake. I won
dered if I could walk to that door
without swaying. Then came Em
ma's words: 'Play the game, child;
play the game. Remember, you ha've
to do, this or leave the table.'
"I straightened up and entered
the inner room. A big, perspiring
man sat there, his feet on the desk
and his hat on the back of his head.
There was a slight look of curiosity
on his face. Beside him stood Er
( nest Lawton, hat in hand.
"You remember Ernest Lawton,
Margie; he is one of the handsomest
men on the stage. s '
"Both men spoke at once. The
manager brusquely: 'What's your
line?' The actor courteously: 'Sit
down, Miss Newton.'
" 'Acting, I hope,' I said in answer
to the manager's question, as I sank
into the chair placed for me by Er
" 'Don't you know?' was the man
ager's surprised query.
" 'No,' was my answer, 1 have
acted only in amateur theatricals.'
"The manager grunted. 'She'll
never do, Lawton. She's green.' "
(To Be Continued.)
WOMEN'S EIGHT-HOUR WORK
DAY TO BE ASKD AGAIN
A law fixing eight hours as the
time limit for woman's workday will
be asked again the coming legislative
session by women fo organized labor.
An interstate, conference on the
eight-hour day will be held next Sun
day, with the main feature a mass
meeting in Cohan's Grand opera
Two delegates from each woman's
trade union in Chicago are to meet,
next Fridayjmder auspices Woman's
Trade Union league in amiual city
conference. On Saturday the annual
conference of middle west states take
is on. -'
"Delegates will be here from St
Louis, Kansas City, Minneapolis and
other cities," said Emma Steghagen
at Chi. Fed. of Labor yesterday. "The
eight-hour day is a leading issue. We
are going to Springfield again. Sen
timent among women, both organ
ized and unorganized, is ready for the
We've heard about this "elastic
currency" proposal; but we'd be
quite satisfied with a non-compressible
currency as a starte).