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8e SILK HAT HARRY'S DIVORCE SUIT The Judge Takes a Slant at the Horses Copyright lPli. N'Mlennl News Assn. Drawn for The Bee bv Tad . - t a i ,S6, ( 'S;!0' ? Irsrrr?? erK I : r ' ' , -N 1 "srvswy yyyx it i J.' ( J v-.v, TFN ! v , ($m) S) "i . Married Life the Third Year By MAUEti HKUUlillT UIINER. "Oh, I'm sorry, but we can't we'io "Isn't It too gol" "hold the phone lining out tonight. butt? I sliotild love to don't know," doubtfully, - I'll ask him." warren wbs put ting his pearl studs In a . dress shirt when Helen ran In excitedly. "Oh, dear, the Stevens have a box for the Miiist Il lusion' for tonight! They .want us to corhe even If wo ci'n't get there until late. Could we?" eagerly. " Certainly not, " frowning at a finger mark on hlf shirt front. "Nice time to invito wf." "But the box was just given them this evening they sooner." "Well. If we dine with the Dawsons, we'll spend the evening there. Don't think I'm going to rush off right after dinner, do you?" "So, I suppose na," murmured Helen, reluctantly, as she Went back to the phone to tell Mrs. Stephens they could not go. But Mrs. Stevens Insisted, that she would leave a couple of scats at the bos office In case they could come. "Now hurry up there," .called Warren, as Helen went back to Jier dressing room. "Dawson said 7 o'clock we don't want to be- lute." Mr. Dawson was u',new business friend of Warren's, and while Helen and Mrs. Dawson had exchanged calls, this was their firt,t dinner. "You're not going to wear a hat?" de manded Warren, as a few moments later Helen camo out drawing on her long B loves. "Why, yes, dear; It's only a dinner. We needn't' go so formally, need we?" couldn't ask us dinner, I'll ring her back, you can talk to her yourself."' ' Warren turned to a desk phone near by and the. boy connected him. "Hello! Is this Mr. Dawson's apart ment? Will you say that Mr. and Mrs. Curtis are here. What's that?" sharply. what message did they leavo?" Helen was standing by listening breath lessly. The maid's shrill voice carried beyond the phone, but she could not make out the words. With a muttered exclamation 'Wtarreii slammed up the receiver and strode to ward the (loor. Helen followed, her heart In her throat- What could It mean? Outside Warren stalked along, his face crimson with rage. Helen had almost to run to keep beside him. A dozen breath less questions were yhirliiig through her mind, but she dared not ask tffem. She was afraid to question him when lie was In a mood like this. They had gone1 almost two blocks be fore he spoke. Then he snarled savagely: "Dawson will pay for this all right! I'll get square Just wait and see." "But what did the maid say, dear?" "Say? What could she say, but that they'd gone out." j "And hadn't left any message?" . ( "Not a word." "But maybe some one. was ill and sunt for them," suggested Helen soothingly, "an accident or something." "Then why didn't they leave a mes sage? No4 nothing can excuso this." "But dear, where are we going?" He!n was hobbling along painfully In Tier thin high-heeled slippers. "We're not going home nothing to eat there. Where are we now?" for In his i age he bad walked blindly on, not notic ing where they went. "We'll take a taxi and go to some restaurant." Another tnxlcab! But Helen did not dare protest. And finally they were seated on an expensive uptown restaur ant, she could only look on unhappily, while Warran ordered an extravagant dinner. It seemed as though he was trying tV- sootho his wounded vanity by "Well, this Is one nf the nlaces we're i reckless exoendltnre. The nhsivnilnu al. Klng tdrlght. Take off that hat. I've'tentlon a waiter always gives to a lavish order seemed also soothing. Helen saw his savage frown gradually relax under the pacifying effects of the But Warren did not deign to answer ifood and wine. At length she ventured this. Helen went back, took off her hat timidly: ordered a taxi." "A taxi. Oh, couldn't we have gone In i tie suuway i v and threw a light scarf over her hair. She also changed her shoes for a pair of evening slippers, which she had thought too dressy for the subway. But since they were going In a cab, she might as well wear them. It was evident War ren wanted 'her to look as well as she r-u'.d. ' A moment later the taxlcab was an nounced. "It's too bad that everything should ronie In one night," murmured Helen, as they drove off. "That was the, play I was so anxious to see the 'Lost Illusion,' and this Is the last week." "Well, It's a darn sight more Impor tant to dine with Dawson than go to nny play. He's pulled off some mighty big deals lately, and t I can Interest lilin In our company, It'll mean a whole lot. While I think of It, he's got a fine collection of old prints that's his hobby. He'll probably show them, so for heaven's take, try to seem Interested. Don't sit like you did the other night when Wilson showed us those coins. By George, you looked bored to death." "Why, dear, I didn't," Indignantly. "Only I don't know anything about coins, hihI 1 thought ltbetter to Keep still than to make stupid comments." "Don't know anything cither," admitted Warren, "but I faked It, and you can, too, If you want to." This did not add to Helen's prospect of a pleasant evening. It was hard enough for her to dine with comparative stran Kery, but to feel that she must try to talk and pretend a knowledge of some thing about which she knew nothing al ways terrified her. The cab drew up before the Imposing rntranco of the "Kensington Arms." A rnlfonued hallman opened the door. "Mr. and Mrs. Curtis to see Mr. Daw son." Warren announced briefly to the boy at the switchboard. Mr. Dawson Is not In, sir," the boy informed them a moment later. "Announce us to Mrs. Dawson, then," raid Warren curtly. Another moment's wait and then the boy said stolidly: "Mr. and Mrs. Dawspn have both gono nit " "(one out?" murmured Helen In amaze ment. "Of courte not." scoffed Warren 'That's a mistake. Now you get this thing right." severely to the boy. "I want you to an nounce Mr. and Mrs- Curtis to Mr Daw son's apartment " Well. I bad their maid on the wire," "ROUBLES SEI-OOM COME" SINGLY TH ET y - ?E" AL L MARRIED- THE BUILDING- WAS q-IWNG- A VffftY QOOD IMITATION OF A TINDER BO. FOURTEEN PIPE COMPANIES HAP BEEN CALLED TO DAMPEN THE ENTHOSHSM Wrgi WHICH IT &UNED. THE EtrrENfENT was intense. Suddenly, WOfV)ArJ'S HEAD WAS seen to appear at thf TOP QTYlff V ljf)nnniJ AcJn SHE WAS HEARD TO &HOUT.- F A WOMAN TOOK afly? in hm. sti?eet would thb Street cleaner?" LEr s 'M UP - H S A L c t: S-S-SLEEP i I COMMAND VUH! T ? the: little oahungtS ivm WW nimble FNq-E if s, the OuT BIRO- ASTVCt. I tit J HAD ALREAOV COLLECTED UMPTY SPRHH OF THEM, AND NE.EOED BUT ONE MORE TO BRINCj 7HE ftUMBER OP TO AN VN TWIfVTY-TWflOO. SUDDENLV. AV-GtRKpH SPIED A NEST. AlMfVq- HIS S.V--Sq HE LET fcK 0. DOWN CAtyb THE NE9T PLUS A LITTLE BlfiDi BEFORE AL-7 COOLDCAr TUf?E THE LITTLE BIRD, IT &ifPE0 " F THE- COD FISH WAS KING OF THE DEER WOULD THE COO LIVE A ROYAL LFCT- o oont You know NOTtfN?" HA 1 YOU ARE NOW AN ANT-EATER. i .i i : fc it h . " I WW 1 v J XiA K f'.' - I X.I ha', now WHO YOU AfE DEALER STACKED THE CAROSJ AND DEALT HI 9 OPPONENT H rO0RrMG5. OWING HIMSELF FOUR BULLETS. THE OPWNENl TOOK A HALf-NELSON. ON THE CAfDSAND BET HIS PILE. THE DSALE-R SAID IT U'A5 IMT1 ENOUGH, SO HE RAISED THE POT CLEANO-THE OTHtf Q-OY OF HIS LAST JlTNEY. THE SUCfER SANK BACK Mf HS CHAin AMD M UTTERED, - IF THUNbEH CREATES A VACUUM, DOES ATMOSPHERE IT?" ANA'. JUST rAoRe-, BO VS. D-DON'T yoo know r-nb. Y N-NO- W-WHO VUH ! l'rv THE BOOB THAT pot the: ri i r - HV P NOTlbT. A Cowboy's Song ly WI.VIKKKl) lU.AOlK. "Ten thousand cattle straying." What clicckH mid the loorc mouth? .Nature has li It that tho soft tittle voice Is trying to put Iter sIrii upon you. You need not ting so brnvWy? Tlie'vo left my I awny." i Whnt a voice It Is, to be sure. A ' voice made., up of 1 piping wind mid ! th'i soft whisper of tho great 'dahlias that stand so lull i and brave- against the garden wnll pretending , t h u t ' there It no such tiling ns froM. I Anil wint a tiravo little flume ' It Is which stands i thci'ii In the Hi our j November sunshine ilnglng his nmitunt 1 trny. holds nhd wandered song of herds and bawl your sins so loud In the market place. Who do you aiipiiotfi first sang that stru'nge chanting song you whoop so Joy ously, Utile boy? .Homo man sitting at u camp fire In the far wes, I suppose, itnd nil the other wanderers u round the flro listened and found their cheeks wet wltli tents that w'ere no credit to them per haps. llow lomanllc It munds "1 Unov l'vo dune wroitg" and yet what tho young cowboy did was iloubtles prosaic enough If you knew the truth. Stole somobody old bay marc, mdst like; rati away with the preacher's daughter, lied to her and left her alone itnd friendless in soino fron I tier town to die forgotten except In tho , H'utlmentiil moment of song around .tlm camp I h e. I ItlokV tho heart of (he mother who worked her fingers to tho bono for him. They've catved my herds, my herds hruuglit shiime iin'nn honest name Vhat lawny." Dear little boy. How far, howli there plctur"eo.Uo In that? far, shall you wander beforo you lie down ori,) muro than was good for him to test, and who shall lead your herds' t ro , ,,ony ovcr Bonuj tH)or brldo's for you Into what strungo lands, I won-, m(Ifl fWl,r garden thnt slio was trying '? t to- maku homey out tljeio on the edge of Hark. Tile moiik changes: "Kor I'm a things. What . a pltlfult sordid, cheap young cowboy and I know I've done j inK this "doing wrong" Is they sing wiong." yiiut, a swing to the shoulders , nlmt v0 gPtmeiltall". of tlm boS' who utmost ciled yesterday ; roM.amber once I sailed a tropic sea Says Divorce is Wife's Fault! Happy in Wedlock, ShevLedtures Sisters "Dear, couldn't we go to the theater. after all? Mrs. SteveIs said she'd leave the tickets at the box office In case we could come." Warren glanced at his watch. "Suppose we might as well go there as anywhere." Warren called another taxlcab, but by this time Helen was resigned a sort of desperate resignation. They had already spent so much vnonpy this evening a little more would not matter. The tickets, marked with their name, were at the bOx office. The curtain waa up itnd the usher led them through the back nf a darkentd house to a box at the right of the stage. As they entered Mr. and Mrs. Stevens rose with whispered greetings. Then to Helen's horror she realized that the two people In the box were Mr. 'and Mrs. Dawson. Fortunately the theater was so dark that her Involuntary start and tho expression of Warren's face were not"n3, tlced. "lio no, we'll sit back here." whis pered Helen, refusing to let Mr. Ktevens place their" chairs In the front of the box. Happily It was a long scene, and Helen had time to regain her poise. "Act as though nothing had hap pened," she whispered pleadingly to War ren behind her program. nut ho only growled a curt "Hush." "I'm so glad you could come," smiled Mrs, Dawson, turning cordially, to Helen. "We hadn't hoped to see you before to morrow evening." "Tomorrow evening!" gasped Helen. "Why, yes; you haven't forgotten you're to dine 'Willi us?" "Oh, no," broko In Warren heartily. "We're looking forward to that. And, by the way, Dawson; we drove by your place this evening. We were on our way uptown to a Rohemlan club dinner and thought you and Mrs, Dawson might like, to join us." Helen bit her Hps, and bent lower over her program. Warren had always said lie stuck to the truth whon he could as it was not such a tax on tho memorjTbut that when it waa necessary he could "He magnifl-' cently." And this was a ample of his art. Whose mistake had It been his or Mr. Dawson's? Helen knew If It had been Warren's he would probably not admit It. Hut, at leant, the fault was not hers, for Mr. Dawfon had phoned the invitation to Warren himself. Kor once something bad liaiiucntil for which alls could not bj blamed. Hy ADA 1'ATTKHSOX. "Seventy-five per cent of all unhappy marriages nre unhappy through the wife's fault." Mrs. Itdward W. Hooke. by twenty four years of uninterrupted marriage, has established her right to one of the Proudest degrees of womanhood H. W (happy wife). Meeting her at clubs, at teas, at matinees. In tho gymnasium, In any of the score of pluce where snuit women congregate, one hear,s first tout sho Is a young woman of active ni'ui. with marked execiltlvo ability, shown b her capable performance of tho duties of president of the International I'ure Mills league. But while one woman Is ad'iur- Ing her trig tailored suit lyid another oh serves that she has traveled so much j, and lived in so many of the large cities I of this country that she is what the uol Itlclans call "a good mixer," one who knows her Is suro to say, "she Is the beft wife I ever knew. She thhiks It Is easy to get along with one's husband." Mrs. Hooke whisked Into a tealoom for bt lathing space In a busy day. and I nsked' her there If she agreed with tho trend ot modern thought tl!at marriage j . ... ... .. . i ........ .i i Is a hard jon wnicn me iui-nimci woman declines to undertake. "Bosh!" was Mrs. Hooke's brisk an swer, "It Is theeas!est thing In the world to make one's marriage a happy one and a man Is the ensle&r thing In the world to manage. All one has to do Is to bring it down to the basis of a business propo altlon," "You are not advocating the un-American idea of marriage for money?" I implored. "I promise yoli not to do that, for I doift -belleye In it. But the difficulties that com up In marriage can be settled ns they are In a business partnership. If two business partners disagree about something they don't think at once" of business dissolution. They argue the tnatter out earnestly, but not offensively, and reach a bedrock of understanding on the essential points. That Is what the reasonable wife docs." "Are not most wives reasonable?" "Far from It. Seventy-five per cent of all the unhappy marriages are mad un happy by the wives. Three-fourths of the separations and divorces could be pre vented If the women did their share In the business partnership. "Tho greatest fault of women In mar ried life Is their extravagance. Yes, I know about tho women who work hard In their homes and bring up well a large brood of little ones. Hut with all their virtues 'of patience and loyalty many of them have that great marital fault of women. Perhaps they don't go down town and buy a dress they know they can't afford. And maybe they don't In 3li,t upon living In an exclusive. locality, or a garish apartment house, whon they would 'be better off In an old-fashioned side street- "B'ut they do use poor judgment, wnlch Is a form of extravagance, In buying food. Delicatessens flourish and their owntrs grow rich because women maKe when tlio plippy scriitehed him. "I'm a yoihg cowboy Arid 1 know I've donu wtoiir." Have yon Indeed, young sir. and what, pray tell, wiis- yolir man ner of wrong doing and whom did y'ou harm by It? A friend who. trusted you? Oil. nev'i'i" thnt, t hope, Then a woman who ho Heved you. Not tluil, not that, little hoy. And how bravely you trlill It out. 'I know I've iloi'.i' roiiH " Whut did you do to right the wrong, young cowboy? And u you really ' ashamed of whnt you did, or do you glory ilir It niter the 'witless fashion of some foolish meli7 I liftw he.tvd them of tun boast: I was 'a gay dog In my young days. Ah, In dcrd. do you think you have to led Us that, you with tinshaking bunds utid tho i face of a shell hue, ymi with tho bloated . .LJ hen i I'.essiicss. Women get out if bid unv. Illngly mid Hhuffln about all morn ing In a klinolio arid sllp'iuis. Husband much downtown Slid meets mi attractive with tho water tho color of a purple pe tunia, with silver gleams tn It that spar kled like magic Jowels. And on the ship that carried us were three young women iiinl an older one. The young women wcro not pretty, ex cept us all yolinir things are pretty. Thoy were not clover cither, npd they worn tho most astonishing clothed In tho most ixMoiiIhIiIiik way, Tho old woman was u hot ror. I could not look upon her cruel ftco and cold I'yea and tooie and greedy mouth without a shudder. Hho tdok the young women with her to far lands to make money to pour Into her vulturi-llke talons, and sho Hat jn the strong sunshine and blinked at thrm and fairly counted their poor young bones, one by one, nnd smacked her lips at tuo thought of what fine eating they would be for her alid her kind. And all tho way down the purple sea thern three young women sat on deck and hild one au'itlier' hands unit sanK a sopg wonderfully popular In that day. There'll a- inline that ncVcr's spoken, i n.i... ,. ,.t..,iiu. ilmi (v lirnken. ! womni who dresn-s ibilntllv. who shh Them's Just one more that's missing from iiu mm lie i.iiii aim wuo mmiex mi oiiou ti1P 0U1 home,-tuai is an. 'to be eiitiitiiliiliiR. 'He reineinberors tit kli goes homo and finds a wife who Inter- m; cm mi oiiiiii ,lp (,),! imiuc,- that is an. ' Oh, whnt a djlng fall they gave that ,, aiM ,. limit. I-atheth" It mcimt to be, but 1 Homehow- rimU wliiil- (in iIiIhUk h l'iwhI sliiev bv Thel'i! s a fatliel' u lioiBixinv. ruins Aim t he ll llils a too l lni i. Tll(.1(..)( a lut,r ,r,.,i of Hvlntr. IsnyliiK" "Di'iir, 1 miw a lovely hat unirki'd ThiTe'ti . plcturo that Im tur-n-e-d toward i down to H.W that I Aall.v must Iihw.' the w-ii-tn-a-H-l-l." lie thinks. How did I ivr lumpen to I How It caterwauled out Into tho soft innrr this woman?" u'chuuud drowned even the cry of th Men are only kids. We ... nil only i hungiy KUlM ' tint wheeled i.t,d circled .... . ..1 - .1 ....t,.l. nil 4t,M Uhlll HIIUYH IIIHI RlUWIIU'iiH ... Kl'orwi- lp chlldlrll. When Hie mini's. iliiy's woiU Is done l,e comes home In : "1W romuiiuo ipey . i.i ,..-u.uu. the mood of ,, boy. expecting to- bo l.rools-'Tlctu.es that urre turned towai-d am.n.Ml. He wants a wlf who will talk t Hi wal:""-and bow plcturesauo tl.osfl jentcitulnliiKly to hhn uud will piiss along ! "nnin.ring ni.u m i""-., .. lanvtbliig woith while she has hoard dur- ! thhik's! Ing the day. If hi. hns u wife who Is .Ono I found was a butcher's daughter good fun ut home he Wun't be so llabV j who was too lasy to work, and one was a. to go o 't to clubs.(. 'wnitiess In a cheap boarding house who "A inaii Bvutiy "lust b. slartxil right. I ".." ... ... nun inn way in start it nglit h to g vo "' " ,, .. .... ,,. hi... a good bieukfast and slmre It with ntodmoro fine clothes than r Jwnfit. tml one was a selfish, voln crenture who him Muny a mail vUo goes dowiitown land does booU woilt, begins the day wltli 1 muJil lofffc ,he mal;is hlmseif. You've. no Idea h6w many men In, this town grt. tlielr own breakfasts. And thero Is -i", vast ulimber of wives- who arc hIIII lounging In lie(l when their husbands begin the i)iiy"h orl;. "Men are fickle creatine, and If tho. dny begins badly iind'ends biidly at home j the y arc likely to Urn for k comfort to ' ome w mnu wuo is more t lunisutri.il of pi (tends to bo. . MnS. KDWAnD W. HOOKK. delicatessen once In two years, because tho household machinery hasn't broken down but once. That Is what dellcates. sens wcro started for, but careless house keepers have made tbfin the family sup ply stations, "I know a professional man who showed mc his books to let me see whut a profit able month ho hud. Hut ho closed the books with h bang unil, asked me not to tell his wife how much he had made. If you did she would go down to the shops and spend every cent of It before night.' he said. At tho time I thought he was often offered for them that they don't know how much their husband earns. They do know It. but they have not enough self-control to live within his earning. They sec a gown they like, think they must have it, order It, "and when their husbands say they can't af ford it there Is a quarrel. Tho inaiiinay need a pnir of shoes, but that mukrs no difference to tho woman, who must have tho dres. Women seem to chloroform their consciences In these matters. No wonder men sav that Ave have no sons. nf lu.ltee. them the mainstays of the household In- j harsh, but I vo since learned he was "Tho other tweiUy-ftve per cent of stead of the emergency stations they are ' right marriage failures are due to women's intend! t I b&van't. bean las Ids 'Mnt uomtii. lmva iu.i - -"xrus,n.l thnmriHyn- i's deirrm of hardworking mother could buy for her, sif shu took the "easiest way," Heaven pity thoe who think it so, and there was not a tiling the least romantic about one of them! 1'oor 'Hilda, sitting on her wash tubs, walling for Olo to come nnd take her to (he Rwijet lapses mask hall. Is more a figure of romaijtc. than they The good little njsh Ulrt who works all day to pave a fexy-dollars a month- to send across the black 1 waters to those who pine ot home by the pent fire Is a thou sand tlilies'iuoro romantic; nut just mum. ned toward "The i:. per cent ofmairlage failures,,:""" "n" that la at women's doors.' prove that tho i p,c J1.'.0 wl" nev,r be tu,! rated, It is the selfishness of woi?ien that I l'oor. thl,nK! 1W, feeble, fpollah. ,. T I ...t ..I. -.1 .1,4.... tri.nn ttfllt .lin hV'.!0. nlUACU lllllihr. M ihm ...... leant' that the .only real romnnce comet with sacrifice niul devotion and honor and PiirltyV .You can't oven bo Tcally beauti ful unless uu are' good. And you aren't o'on t'lnvcr unless you' do the decent is to limine ror turee-rours or the mar riages that fa'l. m . "Most ineli are es selfish' than wn'iar'e. Tako tho Kh'ow window gazing-habit. You know youii'clf how'linrd It' Is .to'get pail a show window full of pretty things. 1 even though you don't Intend to buy, Men thing. will stop and look Into the show windows with us, though they arc not Interested. Hut there are show windows that inter est men tobaccilsts' and' haberdashers' windows. When do you seo a woman standing beside her husband and looking Into such windows? If -a man edges toward tho window his' wife Is suro to hnng buck and scowl. " ' ' "Twenty-five per cent or, one-fourth of ".Ten thousand cattle straying. Coma hotno. little bov, tcomo home. Wear tlw red bandHlfci knotted at your brown throat; tip that canvas hat of yours at a racklsh angle over your funny, chubby little face; frowi desperately at the puppy If you like; but you ahall not cozen mo with your tales of romantic wickedness. If you arc. as! you so brazenly chant, a "young cowlioy," and you know you'vo the mmrtnaf rnltltreM n flu- In H.-idOnC Wrongl" stop dotllg t tills Inttallt. .elflshuess of. mtm. Hut 1 will say this yon little pump you, or all the romanco for them, thoy 10 Into the marriage , tluat Is, real romance-will fade from partnership with liu Intention of remain- our poor disappointed lire, and you'll bo Ing with the flrnj for life. Many wonien B old cowboy with a very bad taste In don't They become niKagfd tc, mam vour mouth and not a reul friend In the with a mental reservation. Theyv say to "hole round world. themselves: 'If this doesn't turn out well' 'ome. let's be good, lets be-honest lets I can get a divorce and 'j:y ugain,' a be fair let's be open-hearted. Iota be point, ot view thnt Is positively wicked."' frank, and so let us find the real rumunce.