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M - - H I T U - I I a Greed for Domestic . Contentment and a :7f:: Law of Marital Compensation. XMSW T.f;' New Rules in the Game of Love 1 I' Valll, Valll. that charming Hun garian whoso liquid voico and eyes I havo given her a following which oxtonds from Union Park, San Francisco, to Herald Square, New York, says In on unmistakable way: ''And tho Greatest of All Is Love." If Valll Valll wero an authoress of psychological plays sho 'might Induct this point Into a play which would inako a chromatic lighting ar i rangement sorvo vlcarloualy for a. ' harvest moon, take us to tho three- 1 quarter's mark ana leave us to as- certain for ouroclvo3 why "tho Greatest of all Is Love." ' But being a positive and affirma tive quantity rather than a nega tive or vacillating one Miss Valll Valll attompts to put her finger up on concrete proof to show that lovo Is as enduring as infinity not pup py love, nor the evanescent fascina tion In a pair of violet eyes or Ti tian tresses not that, but real love, enduring love, lovors both bc foro and ftor marriage in ..'hlch thpro 1b a dlffcrenco with a distinc tion. ) . "In mr llfo I havo had many ' .troubles, but most of them never .happened," a naive comic artist ijmkes an old gentleman s4iy. : knd in the paraphraso Valll Valll i cants "In our (31vcs wo havo many love affairs but most of them never happen." Miss Valll Valll docs not qu - defi nitely enpugh assert when an ardent swain or a blue-eyed lass Is to .bo Hovo that he or sho has found tho right one, evidently leaving It to tho discerning scns.es of her rcr.dcrs to ascertain when that supreme mo ment has come. That moment ap parently will bo so big, so palpita ting, embellished with oo many llttlo thrills running tho scale of tho ver tobrao that It cannot bo mistaken; Perhaps, like Tolstoy's Vcrlln In Anna Karenlna, it will be deflnlto In that tho lover shall temporarily bo deprived of power - --h, or If not that, an cgrcglou- capacity for saying tho wrong thing at tho wrong time. Maybe Robert Cham bers' hero, who invariably blushes and searches for h'-j clgarof.o case when under the wido-eyed yazo of hi Inamorata, is moro true to type. Oh, we shall all know tho mo ment, many of us have known It. Miss Valll Valli'a polemics loses no point here. Let her eo n. Sho says: ' -. "I remember some timo ago whm an actor And an activ.as, were,. mar ried happily (sounds like fiction, doesn't It?) It was at a time when the matr;monlal barques or several of my friends had been shattered had" th rocks- The human wrecks nna nausea me to wonder if It woro irroi for two humans to stand tho iraia which seemed necessarv to old tho million and ono llttlo mines that appear always ready to spoil thingjj. "I asked tho young lady the secret or her matrimonial succosa. Sho looked at me in genuine, unaffected surprise, and said: " "Why, we lovo each other.' ( "When she had spoken I also smiled. How ofton bad 1 not heard that same expression from other HPs of young women and young men upon whom Cupid had seemed to ehower every happiness and overy , ..... i:''.f:''' k " . v : -iter reason for continued happiness, yet who not long after they had prom ised to 'love, honor and obey' I had found separated, cynical and appar ently hating each other. "It happened a few days later I met tho young man alone. I had known him for many years, prac tically slnco we wero children, and I knew ho was clover. To find oqt if ho was c clever at love off 'tho stago as he vas on I asked him the same question. He answered: .'"I'll tell you and let you In on a'great secret. My wife and myself like most of our friends, are highly strung, temperamental and conse- . yfti quently to ug Ufa to be bearable at all must always havo color In It; love must bejalways the lovo of the wooing, love of the Jupc nights and dreams beneath tho stars. I knew that when, I first fell in Iqvo with wife and when I first felt that she. cared for me. and I made up my mind that never should the cut and dried element which ; polls so many marriages should como into our lifo to blight our love, to make our very existence degencrato to tho hum drum familiarity that will always tiro the artistic nature when it has lost tho glamor of its first romance In tho dry dust of everyday, protty practicalities. When I was engaged I pondered upon a plan to avoid 'this banality. Perhaps It sounds odd. but really It has worked .ut beau tifully." " 'When wc wero married after -I- had got' the license, after wo had been In church and were together'' .and alone at last my wlfo came to mo and smiled Into myeyes. I re member what she iaid: " "Dear, it seems so strange wo "arp married, you and I. "My opportunity had come. 'Wo aro lovers, sweothcart,' I "answered, 'now as wo always were, as wo always will be Just lovers!' ' And that Is tho secret AVe were and arc lovers. My wife was right. Wo jUst loved each other. We havo mado love our law and because our love was true It has led us always aright.' "Tho young mans reap; was so simple that It did not strike mo as being particularly out of the ordi nary at the timo; yet 'slnco ti.on I have found his remark has come to my mind timo after timo: "'o have made lovo our law and because our love was true It hns led us aHvaio n right. "Now, It seems to be a most won derfully beautiful method of pre- serving happiness." V.'e can find very little argumont you and I ajjalnst Miss Valll Valll's discovery That a dlvlno providqnee looks over and guldos tho course -r true lo"e thoro Is never a doubt. Elso why should all Three vcrj lovely and attractive poses of . . . Valll Valll. Plioto. I .graphs by Whlto Stu dio, 3fow York. ; tho world love "a lover. And Why should It 'be ' better oh, yes. im mensely, better to have loved and lost, than never to havo loved at ah? Love is uplifting, soul satisfying, substantial In its delicate way and infinity of happiness life. Of great natures arc great lovers!. Napoleon, that Corslcan coiussus, who wa9 tho military and diplo matic genius ofa century, loved tho Empress Josephine with a lovo that was deep and genuine. . After a timo thr.t star . of lovo dimmed anf with It tho luster of tho man of rcstlny. When Napoleon ceased to love Josophlno and set her aside for ambition and powprthat day marked tho inslQi'ous working toward complete downfall and ob livion for o wfzardly commander of armies, the man who mado tho Bank of Franco possible," who pro mulgated some of the wisest and most practical lecislatlon In tho his tory of France. When Josophlno was no longer Napoleon's wife, he went first to Elba, then to Waterloo, and thenco to St. Helena. Ho sinned against overy commandment and remnlncd great, but 'when ho slpncd against lovo he fell. There Is more than empty sound in tho phrase. "And the Greatest of All Is Lovo." The greatest romantic poetry of the ages has been written when there was extant the conflict of true love and conscience. What of the stories of Paris and Helen, of An thony and Cleopatra, of Paolo and Franccsca, P.omeo and Juliet to the. latest elopements even wo read in our dally journals? Americans are not given to tho fullest there is" In love. Wc live too fasL Wc think too fast. We dio too fast. Marriages by automobiles on a day's acquaintance eo ofton featured ln journals typify to an extent tho American Idea, of love. Every marriago. Valll Valll be 1 loves, should be preceded by that ecstatic period known as engage ment, when two. souls whom God will Join together shall como to know each other, to study to each other to prcparo for that enduring ' 'iV ; " t 'r fil companionship which never to bo satisfactory and . substantial must jH d.cgqn'erato - to .-hum drummlsm and banality. Bo lovers In marriage, before It and after It ' tho gospel Valll Valll would preach. Pulpits rray thun dcr and tho legislatures rago. but IH Cupid goes i on forever and youth will ever continue to sing with that IH delightful scamp, Anrcroon, his hair IH vino crowned, his Hps red with kisses: " Iwlsh, I wish to lovo!" IH And the moon in his mighty rldo around tho e-- "i must feel con vlnced that t ' tin samo by day- jH light as It is by moonlight, and should be. Then, indeed, wero It a dandy world to live In. Tho secret of wealth, the secret of war and conquest, tho secret of the disc - -cry and colonlration of wasto places and tho salli-j of new seas. Is all the same a secret of klsres, of clinging arms, of whls- fl pcred v;ords as old and pcrenlally fl beautiful as the stars. The great go J Tammon Is groat, and tho great god Mars Is great; but the greatest of the gods Is Cu- Fashion In Suicide I Drugs I A decided Increase recently In deaths by poisoning Is noted by lira. ' 'Marlln I. Wllbert and Murray G. Motter of tho National Public Health Service, who havo Just compiled tho lavs and regulations concerning tho jH sales and manufacture of poisonous and habit-forming drugs In this country. r. Part of thl3 increase Is due, tho physicians say. to the tax- jH enforcement of the laws, some of which aro admitted to bo lmprac ticablc. Another phaso of tho question, Is linked with the psychology of sug gestlon, resulting from tho publicity given to unusual cases. On this sub Jcct, Uic physicians say: "The veritable epidemic of pol sonlngs by mercuric chloride was de voloped somo time ago by the pub llcltv given to an allogcd case of ac clde'ntal poisoning in Georgia. Tho patient lived for some days after takng the poison, and tho lengthy reports of Inten'lcws and reputed interviews had considerable Influ ence in' the- way of suggesting to the morbidly inclined tho possibility of easy death from tho uso of readl ly obtained tabloLs of mercuric chloride." So the physicians argue there from that the names of tho poisons used by would-be or actual suicides should not be published, "The problem of adequate leglsla tlon for restricting the sale or uso of poisons." continuo the physicians. "la blocked by tho fact that up to tho present timo we have no sys tematlc records of tho frcquoncy with vhlch certain pol?ons are used, or of the number of deaths attrlbut- IH ablo to any particular substance."