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to January 6 1906 THE SUN 1
IVE BEEN THINKINGBv THINKING
By Charles Battle Loomis
Ho was a coward No man save himself know it itfor itfor itfor
for ho had been fortunate enough to keep klO the knowl knowledge knowledgo I Iedgo ¬
edgo of it from others But ho know that ho was wasa
a coward cowardHo
lIe admired bravery in other men Ho read tales talesof tncof
of heroes with keen pleasure and ho wished that thatthe tJmttho thatthe
the gods had given him the quality of courage But Butho Hutho Buthe
ho was nevertheless a coward cowardWhen cowur1Whel1 cowardWhen
When the Spanish war broke out ho saw his hisfriends hi8friemls hisfriends
friends go to the front and ho envied them They Theywill rlteywill rho rhowin
will do brave deeds and be admired of men thought thoughthe
he but I who am a coward must stay at home with withthe withJ
J the women womenAnd womenAnd womenAnd
And ho loved a girl and was loved in return by byher byher byher
her And she did not know that ho was a coward cowardBut cowludllut cowardBut
But well ho know that ho was wasAnd wnHAmi wasAnd
And as the weeks wont by y and much fighting hadbeen had hadbeen hluleon
been eon done and yet ho had not offered up his manhood manhoodfor
for the cause his sweetheart grow impatient and andasked nndi andasked
i asked him what kept him at home And he could couldnot couldt couldnot
t not answer her For he would not admit that ho was wasa
a coward save to himself himselfThen himself1hon himselft
t Then as she importuned him to go ho weighed weighedhis
his chances If I go said he I may not see actual actualservice nctunlservico actualservice
service but she cannot twit mo with cowardice I Iwill Jwin Iwill
will risk it for my souls peace peaceAnd IJCacoAn1 peaceAnd
And he enlisted And for many IIlILllV months fortune fortunefavored fortnllufnvorml fortunefavored
ti favored him and ho saw no active service But yet yethis yett
t his h I knees shook daily when he thought of the possi possibilities pUBsibiJitieB passibilities ¬
bilities of the future futureAnd futureAnd futureAnd
And at last ho was ordered into battle and be because buCILUse because ¬
cause his moral cowardice outweighed his physical physicalfear
fear and ho feared ridicule more than ho feared dan danger dimger dnnger ¬
ger he heexosed exposed himself to the fire of the enemy And Andho AmIho Andho
ho was unharmed but his fellows said he is a bravo bravoman bmvoumn bravomilt
man manAnd
And his first battle was his last also for the warended war warended wmended
ended on that day and he went home And the thepapers thopaerH thepitpCrs
papers and his comrades spoke of his bravery and andhis nlldhis turdhis
his sweetheart accepted him at his reputed valuation valuationand
and they were married marriedBut IIlILrriedBut marriedBut
But his life was embittered for he hated hypoc hypocrisy hypocrisy hypocrisy ¬
risy and in his heart of hearts he knew that he was wasstill wusetill wasstill
still u coward cowardHave cowar cowarlInvo cowardhave
Have you an allowance allowanceIf
If your husband is a 1 salaried man ho ought to togive togive togive
give you an allowance because it is to supposed hosupposedthat 110 supposcdthut
that you do yourshare your shuro of the work that goes to the themaking thomnking themaking
making of home and you are therefore a partner inthe in inthe intho
the concern concernIf
If your husband is an artist or a musician or a awriter 0writer awriter
writer and is dependent on his skill In disposing of ofhis ofIlia ofhis
his work that is to say if ho is without a 1 regular regularsalary rcgulursuhuy regularsalary
salary you can hardly expect him to give you an anallowance nnnllowunco tutallowance
allowance 5 but you should make no bones of asking askinghim aakingbim askinghim
part partYour him for what you need because again you are part partners pintlie ¬
ners lie 111
Your husband is not a little tin god on wheels wheelsHis wheelsf
f His money is your money and you may depend dependupon dcpmuli dependupon
i upon it that if you were earning and he was ltousekeeping house housekeeping IIOUIIOI ¬
I keeping he would cheerfully and promptly ask you youfor youi
i for money as he needed it itI itI itI
I have known wives to ask us a favor what was wastheirs waatheirs wastheirs
theirs by right rightOf
l Of course if you are merely the fine lady with no noresponsibilities 110reaponsibiJitics lioresponsibilities
responsibilities if you are a member of this and andof undof andof
of that club and spend you OU time in writing papers paperson
on the bringing bring lg up of other peoples children while whileyour wlaiJoyour whileyour
your own are brought up with a round turn event eventually eventt ¬
t ually you have II avo no right to ask your husband for formoney fori formoney
i money You arc no longer a partner in the concern concernHe concernlIe concerni
i He is the whole thing and he may do as he pleases pleaseswith plealiwiwith pleaseswith
with his hardearned luird earned money moneyOr moncyOr
Or if you are extravagant and for your sins your yourhusband yourhusband
I husband has kept a tight hand on the purse I have havenothing havonothing havenothing
nothing to say It is not pleasant to see money moneylaboriously moneyInhoriOIHly moneylaboriously
laboriously earned gaily dispersed as if the fact of ofspending ofi ofspending
i spending it generated more moreBut morenut moreBut
But if you know that you are healthily econom economical cconomi economical ¬
i ical and if your husband is doing well why ask him himthis himthis himthis
this evening when he cornea home Wait until ho
has dined ami see that the dinner is a good ono onoThen unollwn oneTIteil
Then when ho is smoking his cigar just toll him how howyou huwyou howyour
you were admitted into the partnership when you youwere yuuwmo youwero
were married to him and that hereafter he will willplease w1JlplcmiU willple1ISo
please see to it that you uu have a decent d Clmt allowance allowanceOf
Of course you ou must dress up your request rmlu Kt in what whatdiplomatic whntdipJumntiu whatdiplomatic
diplomatic robes are at your command Dont use usea
a stand and deliver attitude or he may call in the theconstabulary thoconHtnhulluy theconstabulary
constabulary constabularyBut
But if ho allows the allowance dont thank mo morather UlUrnthor merather
rather laugh at yourself ummlf for not having had spirit spiritenough Hpirltmumgh spiritouuuglt
enough to ask it beforeIts before boforeIts hoforoIts
Its yours by right rightI
I heard a beautiful story Htor the other day about an anafilicted nnufHictc1 anafilicted
afilicted father a 1 loving daughter r and a piano pianoIt
It seems that tho father had long wished hisdaughter his hisdaughter hilidlUightur
daughter to become lH + como a proficient rolio tmt performer on the thepiano tlmpin thinpiano
piano pin no and the daughter distrusting her own capa capabilities llltlulbi1itit Capubilities ¬
bilities s had made up her mind m lul that she could never neverplay l1ovmpiny neverplay
play well enough to make her devotion l of hours and andhours n11hourH toldhours
hours of practice worth whileSuddenly while whileSuddenly whiloSutlllJnl
Suddenly SutlllJnl and nmlnhnuHt almost without warning her foulerwas father fatherwas fnthurwnK
was stricken with blindness hJ 1UlrWHH and then the daughter daughtertaking dnughtoltnking duughturNQ
NQ 10111 10111allnn
allnn allnnt
t ui uii
i Ihi
PtRtun I IPtAYFR
pi PtAYFR r rA L
A 0 0taking
taking a leaf out of Dickens determined to play Dot Dotto Dotto lloLto
to his Caleb and with that in view situ bought a apiano npinno apiano
piano player on tho installment plan planHer pllmlIer plantier
Her father had been away for some weeks whenthe when whentho wJumtho
tho automatic player came cnn to the house and uponhis upon uponhis uponhili
his return she said to him Father l dear would wouldyou wouMyou wouldyou
you like to hear some music musicAnd umtsicAnd y yAnd
And her father said 1 would indeed daughter daughterif
if you can play Homo for me I want to see if you youhave youhavo youhave
have improved during my absence absenceSo nhHmCISo
So the old gentleman sat liiiiiHclf down on tho thosofa thoMofu thinsofa
sofa and turned his ear toward the piano and the thedaughter tlmdnught thindaughter
daughter r put a Hungarian Rhapsody by Liszt in inits InitK inits
its place and started tho mechanism mechanismWhen mccJhnnl8IHVhen mechlanisiliWhen
When shin came to the end mullur her father called her herto herto herto
to him and kissed kiHH tl her upon her forehead and patted pattedher
her check and said What t a dear little thing it is isand IKund isiuid
and how much it loves to please its papa fader Padorowski PlltlnreWKki fadernwski
owski might interpret it differently but ho could not notplay n is t Lplay tpJny
play it any faster fasterAnd flLliterAmI fasterAnal
And while tho daughters prido and her conscience consciencewere
were having it out between them her father said saidDaughter fluidllughtr saidiJaughter
Daughter 1 too have a surprise surpriseHo
Ho turned toward her and continued While Whilein WhHtin
in New York 1 visited an oculist and I can now ws wsas Hem HemUK sunas
as well as I ever could How much do you have to topay toPILY topay
pay a month for tho thing thingVHave thingHnvo tiringhave
Have you a meek lm + uk husband husbandDont hUHbundont husbandDont
Dont ont hullyrng himIteneniher him himIlcmembcr himUcmumher
Ilcmembcr that evun if you omit tho honor and andolnsy urulohey andoboy
olnsy clause in the marriage service you UU were made madepartners 1IlulopurtnorH nuahpurtnerH
partners and as he probably suggested the partnerHliip partner partnership IIILrtrHrMhip ¬
ship in the first iilacc he has KOIIIO rights rightsIf rl htH htHJf
If you nnint bullyrag him he sure that you do it itin itin itiii
in the quiet or tumult of your ollr own home This Thisbaiting thisbaiting hiH hiHhniting
baiting of a husband in public while it may afford affordfood uffordfood affordfood
food for laughter on the part of the groundlings caulbut can canbut cilnhut
but make the judicious grieve grieveA
A largo u woman nnan loading Indln around a small puppy ptlpl is isalways iKnhUYH isalways
always a ridiculous sight sightIf
If you make a puppy of your yo III husband and accom accompany uccompuny accaniprang ¬
puny him out of ovcningH remember that some of the theafterlaughter thuafterlaughter theafter
afterlaughter after laughter will bo expended upon you youIf youIf youIf
If ho is a puppy feed him well treat him kindly kindlyand kindlyand kindlyand
and perhaps ho will become a jolly dog
But do not live a comic supplement life with himlwcausu him himbecause himhllltmm
because the comic paper habit is HO 0 general in this thiscountry thiHcuuntry thiscountry
country and the types are HO firmly grounded in the theminds them theulimLH
minds m lulH of wen the young that you will Ixi recognized recognizedat
at sight and depend upon it all thin sympathy will willgo willgo willgo
go out to tho under dog
Perhaps you are intelligent and your n husband is isnot iHnut isnut
nut lout nnt twit him with your college education educationWhen ctlucntlnnWhon elIIeltth111Whun
When you eomo OnHI right down to it if ho never went wentto
to college cal huge you nu have forgotten most of what you youlearned yuu1IUIUHI youkarlltnl
learned then and so you are not in a position to tosnub tuHnnh tosnuh
snub him as unmercifully as you do dalNo doNo doNo
No doubt your ulr mind WitH disciplined by tho very
things tlI rIIH you nu hewn forgotten but remember that while uwhlluIt whileit
it is H excellent to have a giants strength it is tyran tyrannous tyrnonnnK ¬
nous to UHO it like a giant Lead r IHI your husband up
Dont beat him him down downMrs duwnMrH downMrs
Mrs Worthing Mrs Gregory Worthing said to tomo tonu tolilt
mo the other day
I cannot understand why it is that so many manymothers tuILnymnthmH nuttynt1t11fVH
mothers think their ducks are swans Now theres theresMrs thurnliMrli theresMrs
Mrs Brown always nlwt H boasting about tho rapid prog progress llrogre5y rug ruglom ¬
ress lom i that her Dorothy l > ototh hits made in music anal IUU I my
Hthel J Uwl who did not begin until a term later plays playsa
It great dual better betterIf
If I f thorn is a boy that E admire in tho suburb in inwhich inwhith insvhith
which I live which suburb is in Connecticut by thin thoway tllUwn thinway
way wn it IsIottl is Tom Hinglmm Ho is tall and sturdy and andgood 11111goad trltlHUutl
good tempered and a favorite with boys hO H and girls girlsho
ho has a svell welldeveloped duvolopod HWIIHO of humor and I never nevermoot nuvorUlut nevermeet
moot him but I find that wo 41 two have a good deal in incommon Inummon incommon
common in spite of our fifty years disparity disparityTho
lie other evening 1 went into town in the same samecar lilunocnr samecar
car with his mother and father and I had quite a achat nullllt aMutt
chat with Mrs Hinglmm who is very dilTurunt from fromMrs frumMrH fromMrs
Mrs Worthing WorthingOur
Our subject was childrtm ch and tutu I confessed d to her herthat Imrthnt herthat
that I was clean discouraged about my hoy Harry Harrythat IIn1rytJmt hurrythat
that it did seem as if all my talking and advice and andsplendid IUulHplmulitl ittitlsplendid
splendid example since ho was born had been thrown thrownaway thrownILWIlY throsvuaway
away on him and that ho seemed moro thoughtless thoughtlessand
and hopeless HH every day1Vhy day dayWhy dlayWhy
Why Im I m perfectly fooUy astonished to hear you way wayso
so HliuwiiiU HIm Huill II I was telling Mr Bingham only last lastnight histnight InHtnight
night that if there was a manly woll brought up boy boyin huyin
in the place it was wn your Harry and he agreed with withme withml withalt
me Dear mlr 11101 mo I if you had such a chap an Tom to tobring tohrlng tobring
bring up you might ml ht woll despair I sometimes won woudur wonder wontlor ¬
der whether well over got any credit for having tried triedto
to bring him up in tho way no Mould + goVhy go goWhy gojWh
jWh Why > Mrs Bingham surely you 01 aro joking jokingsaid JokhlgHn jokingsaid
said Hn II I Your son Tom Is thin ono boy in town that thatI
I think is a credit to bin parents Ho 0 always lifts liftshis JiftHhiH liftshis
his cap when ho meets mo I tho other day I saw him himhelping 11ImhoJplng hinthelping
helping the washerwoman ovor a bad place pln on HIM HIMicy tillIIy thuicy
icy pavement puvonu ± 1t and I know that ho Is a great favorite favoritewith fnvorltowith favoriteu
with u t1 the other boys hOYHnnll ami girls too I dont believe bcllovoyou hoHovuyou believeyou
you know your boy Tom at allAnd all allAnd nilArul
And then it caniu ovor mo like a thunder clan chitiDo clanDo
It Do 1 know my boy Harry Hn rry Y Does K ho show on ofT his hisbest h hisbust I Ihllit
best points at homo lionulAnd homoAnd lunoYAmI
And it struck mo that perhaps Mrs Bingham Binghamand
and I wore better off in our sons than either of UB UBimagined Uijhnuglnm1 usInmitgine1
imagined Inmitgine1litrereat imaginedDifferent hnuglnm1IIUrfCmt
Different mothers boast of diuVruiit things situ showent Hhowmlt situwulat
went on but almost all but myself boast aboutHou1Qthhlg about aboutsomething ILhuutHonwthhlg
something in their children and for my part I think thinktho thinktho thinktitft
tho children in this place urn very ordinary Greg Gregory 011ory Gregmiry ¬
ory carries IiiiiiHulf very much bettor than most chil children ohilflrma eliildren ¬
dren because I insisted upon his going nln in to NewYork New NewYork NowYorl
York to take dancing dnneln ICMHOIW when he was not eight eightbut eightlimit ighthut
but tin average hoy of today to day is awfully slouchy slouchyAyd HlnuchyAIll slouchyAtpd
Ayd yet I heard Mrs M rHo Harrison talking about her son sonArthur HunArthur sueArthur
Arthur being as straight as an Indian and that ho hogot hugut liegut
gut it from his father Fancy that unlor undorsixed slzed little littleJohn littluJolm littleJohn
John Harrison HarrisonAnd IharrisoriAnd I III
II And Mrs M rHo Window says that Barbara sews re remarkably r rIIInrkuhly renmrknbly ¬
markably woll for a girl of ten and HIO she is always alwaysHhowing ulwnYHHhuwlug alwaysHhusvimig
Hhowing mo the last thing thin she has done Why Ethel hthelwowed J Ethelsowed tlml tlmlHuwd
wowed well naturally I never taught tuu ht her a stitch stitchbut KUtohhut stitchlimit
but she does all my towel hemming now But Inuvor I Inever Inuver
never would think of boasting of it itAnd ItHArHI itAnd
And tho other day I happened to say that Greg uregorv Oruorv Gregorv
orv had quite a correct ear and that now that his hisvoien hilivot hisvoice
voice vot had changed ho Hang better than any of tho thoboys thohOH thinhays
boys in tho choir and that was enough for Mrs MrsDiiiiock airs1uniock MrHmumk
Diiiiock Bh Hhu began and situ HIIO talked and talked ahxnitthin about abouttho nhouttill
till beauty of Clomentrt voice and said that ho took tooknftor tooknttlr tHikafter
after bur Absolute conceit and yet she ho never neverimagined noverimughwel neverimiutghltul
imagined for a moment that I noticed it Now with withJrogory withUrory withGregory
Gregory his singing comes perfectly natural because becauseI
I have always ming and in fact when 1 was a girl I Ilined IUHII IIIH
lined IIH + 11 to Ix always asked to sing in company but butwhen hutwlwn butwhen
when I married I gave it up upsWhen upWhenI UIVIHnl
When I remembered that to my unprejudiced eyes uyeaGregory eyesJrigory oyeAUrIgory
Gregory wan a goodnatured gool natured hobbledehoy hobhJede toy and Ethel Ethela l thcl thcln
a kindhearted but hopelessly commonplace common placo child I Icouldnt Icouldntholp icouldnt
couldnt couldntholp help wondering with Mrs lrs Worthing why it itis itis itis
is that BO many man mothers think their ducks are swans IWaDIf
f

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