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THE r.KK; OAfATIA. SATURDAY. N-OVEMHKR 11, 1P11.
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The Omnipotent Mother-in-
Law of the Orient
Ky ELLA WHEELEIt WILCOX.
Copyright, 1911, Amerlean-Journal-Kxamlner.
Eh ai my dream's fulfillment and my
This lovely woman whom you call your
You sported at your play, an Idle boy,
"When I first felt the stirring of her llfi
Within my startled being- I was thrilled
With such Intensity of love, It filled
The very universe. But words aro vain
No man can comprehend that wild, awot
Tou smiled In chlldhood'B slumber while'
The agonies of labor; and the nights
I, weeping, o'er the little sufferer knelt,
Tou. wandering on through dream
land's fair delights.
Flung out your legthenlng limbs and
slept and grew;
"While I, awake, saved this dear wife for
She was my heart's lovod Idol and my
I taught ber all those graces which you
I dreamed of coming years, when, at my
She would lend luster to my fading.1
W hear a great deal said and written
by poets and sentimentalists about . the
far-reaching Influence of the mother.
Rut one who looks the world over,
with an power of observation, cannot
fall to see that the '
mother-ln-luw la a
much more poten
tial Influence In
the world than the
Hlght here In
our midst, in "the
land of the free
and the home of
the brave," we
find the mother's
son ceasing to ba
her son after he
co moo under the
Influence of a
And we see a
nature change by
the same remodeling hand.
In tha Orient the mother-In-law Is
pre-eminent; whether In Japan, China,
Burmah, Java or tha Malay states, she
Is a most Important personage; but In
India we find her at the apex of power.
In China a lady was asked how many
children she had. Blie replied: "I have
two," Then realising that she wa con
versing with an American, she added.
"Unless you count daughters; I have
also two daughters."
When the lmposslble-to-restraln-laughter
died away she explained thut
In China girls were not counted as
children by the mother, because they
belonged to their mothers-in-law,
Chinese girls are sure to marry because
their parents arrange these matters for
them In early youth, and the same social
law exists In all the eastern countries.
The child-wife of India goes to live
with her mother-in-law, usually at the
age of 10. She Is outlines married at J
or b legally married but remains with
her parents until 10. Then she goes to
the home of her mother-In-law. She is
ofttlmes a mother at twelve.
How to Be
Dy M. II.
"At what age is woman most attrac
tive?" This wus the subject of a prise
contest held recently In one of tha big
J ails dallies.
There Is nothing new about contests on
this subject. It is a much debated ques
tion, and cr ips up periodically, in' fact
this fame newspaper held one some years
apo. The only point of interest Is this:
Ten years ago the dlscuenion showed
st least to the satisfaction of tha reading
ruhlic that woman was at the lenllh of
htr powers of attinctluJi between the use
pf 30 and &.
This year the age was from 35 to 40.
"Yea" remarked the cynic, "that's be
cause' they've grown older themselves."
And by the way. where does sweet
sixteen come in? ?h used to be the
lovely, fainting god'ieHs of . the novel
ist's lduttl, but now s'te's In the nursery
or at siinul. where she belong, learnln '
U:o',e arts and graces which later sri
lo make her wurlli wlilU as a s t!n'
factor. Books dealing with the lives n
very young girls are written as b.-f-ji v
tut they ate written for o'her yoi'ni
ind no touch of love-nmkinu, no t' .'
tenia of real life are permitted to i
Into their pages. The heroine of -romance
grows older every day. O im
Ueredltb was the first man brave tnj i ,a
Should cling to me (as she to you clings
The young fruit hanging to the withered
Rut lo, the blossom was so fair a sight,
Tou plucked Jt from me for your own
Well, you are worthy of her oh, thank
And yet I think you do not realize
How burning were the sands o'er which
To bear and rear this woman you so
It was no easy thing to see her go
liven Into the arms of one she worshipped
How strong, how vast, how awful seems
Of this new love which fills a maiden's
For one who never bore a single hour
Of pain for her; which tears hor life
From all Its moorings, and controls her
Than all the ties the years have held
An Indian woman author, Cornelia
SorabJII, says In her stories of Indian
woman ("by on pf them"): "What of
the ordinary widow of tho highest caste,
who, in olden days, would have fed the
flames of the funeral pyre bound to a
"What of hert For the most part she
lives the life of a willing drudge In the
house of her mother-In-law. For It Is
so alone she believes that she can win
merit fur her lord.
"A widow Is a thing of ll-omen in
India, for It is regarded her fault that
her husband Is taken, even though he
dies when she Is a child-wife of 5 years.
The mother-in-law considers it her ob
ligation to curse the daughter-in-law;
that is part of the process of punish
ing her for the evil she brought on the
son and husband,
"Sometimes the daughter-in-law glories
In her Ill-treatment, believing It will ad
vance, her husband's state In Paradise;
but sometimes she grows very weary of
the long struggle and Puts an end to ber
"The oriental husband in China qr
India,' or elrewhere, places his mother
before his wife, and when he Is absent
his letters are addressed to bis mother,
and no mention Is made of the wife, save
as he sends greeting to the children 'and
their mother.' "
It is always the mother element which
the oriental man recognizes, and the wit
is made to submit to whatever indignity
is placed on her by the mother-in-law.
And, curiously enough, whatever she
may suffer from this source she does not
spare her own daughter-ln-lav.- when, In
time and turn, she reaches that exalted
position of supreme despotism.
How peculiar seems thU quality of
And do we not find the same unfor
tunate selfishness running rampant In tba
natures of our women of the west? our
Christian wives, who have suffered mar-
tyrdom from their husband's mothers.
yet who make no effort to render life
i sweet to their pun's wives?
to say that a single woman of S7 was still
attractive enough tc have a book written
sbout her. and he mertly started the ball
rolling. Holla iJonna. the somewhat lurid
lady of Mr. Kitchens' brain, was over
43. and recently other heroines finite as
mature have appeared before whose
charm, beauty or wit the young girt
1'eles and vanishes.
Barah Bernhardt, at the age of TO,
still commands attention and admiration.
Several of our greatest singers who com
bine beauty with their other talents, art
clo'e onto M, and very few stars who
shine either In society or on the stage
are less than 30.
The Flench newspaper In Its long dls-c'ls-ilon
of the subjx-t dwelt especially
rn the charm of tho older woman -a eul
llvattd, refined and polished charm of
manner, mind and conversation, which
the yourm girl lacks, but which the oidor
woman has evolved and which comen
at f..r the loss of the frwh physica.
lusuty of youth.
This besuty of youth the French cal
he levll's tteauty, botuuee It Is alraad
ordemncd to fade
Hut first of all, stop thinking of your
e:f as old. The ay limit Is steadily ro
!ng up. No matter Low old you art ii
toay reach you yt
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Married Life the Second Year
Warren Lends Some Money
lly MAIIKL HKIUJKHT VIINKK.
"What did I say there?" demanded
Warren. "Head that last paragraph.'
Miss Thirns, the stenographer, road
"As Mr. 8r.hafr expects to sail the
fifteenth. It la
necessary. In order
to have his signa
ture, thut the
papers be drawn
up before that
"Make that 'Mr.
Hchafer sallH,' not
'expects lo sail,' "
He paused a mo
ment, and then
"It Is also ncH'os
sary that there be
a full release from
tha old contract,
This can only be
dona under the
conditions s t a ted
In my last ictur. I
am to have a final
". : :
Interview with Mr.
at Jl. And It is tmperatlvo that you send
me the other papers before then. Very
"Now make two' carbons of that letter
and encloso one in the lotter to Davis
& Sihafer. That's all, Oct those out as
quickly as you can, please."
Miss Hums took her notebook to the
tyiwwrited and be-n rapidly typlwt
tho letters, while Warren straightened
up tho papers on Ills desk, and frown
Innly made some memoranda on his
Kvarythlng had gone wrong that
morning. There had been a tle-uB In the
subway which had innde him half an
hour lute In gsitUnj down. Bevefal an
noying letters awaited him In his mall.
A dual that he considered practically
olosed had fallen through, and an ex
pected chauk had not come.
The office door opened and a tall, well
nt roun, about ao, entered, warren
turned a greeted him cordially, glad of
the Interruption to his not too cheerful
trend of thought..
I say, Curtis, I want you to do me
a favor and i n consiaer 11 a nuauiy
big favor Just now."
Klre away." said Warren, but witn
a slightly lecseulng nota of cordiality.
I want a hundred and fifty until the
twentieth. I've got 600 coming In then,
but ;'m up against it hard Juct now."
Ha knew he was under silKht obliga
tions to Osborne fur some mismess
witched his way, and that he ws in a
position to influence pthsr 'buslnen In
the future. Hut he knew too that Os
borne was always lu dwbt snd that his
reputation fur prompt payment wus any
thing but the b?st.
"Yuu've struck me In a devilish bad
time, Onhornc. I m n't any too riusn
myself Just now," Warrtn answered eva
sively. I wouldn't ak you. Curtis, but I've
a pole for two hundred fulling due to
morrow urid I've finly eight yflve in tne
bunk to meot It with. I'll be on eiisv
street the twenlletli-II yoiril jiini hup
me over until then."
ItelUi'timtly Warren took his check
book from a Urnwr or the ctiisK, ano
wrote out a cheik for ft hundred and
I appreclte this, old man, ns us-
boriie put the check In his wallet. "And
t there's anything ca" or yu
Just oall on mo."
"Oh. that's all right," raid wan on
When Osborne had gone, W arrn
walked up and down his office frowning
savagely, lls'd ben a fool to loan mm
money. He had known It at tho tlino.
yet felt that he couldn't get out of It
Dot now he thought of half a dosen ways
of evarh'n. A man can alwuys refuse
to loan money and can do It tactfully,
he told hlmelf. If he's propsred for It In
advanou. Hut Osborne had lukiii him
unawar. s He hadn't had time to think
nd couldn't afford to offrrd him. And
now w II It was mlghtly doubtful about
he hundred und fifty.
Miss Ilurns. who hud finished the Ict
eis, n' w laid ihcin tin his d-k for him
o sIhii. He s it down gnu rtud thoiu uver.
''HMi-e, how do you spell "Incon
vruiUDioI' And this should ba a separ
ate varagraph. What's this 'speciflca
tiiis?' I uovcr said thut,"
Kilbs Huiii4 mmiroil to her nolo book
Tia.l's whut I hiive, s.r."
"Weil, I imvsr kald It. Jt iluen't mean
anything here. oh. 'purtietilar'- that
ttiw tho worl," ciosblng out end wmini(
,t with his ptn.
"bhall I cufy it over, sir?"
"No, we haven't time to reenpy letteis
I.taru to get them correct. Now Where's
'.hat carbon thut I tela you to enclose In
"I put It In the envelope."
Waiicn read over and igneil the other
Against Ilia Will and Then f
letters, making several curt correcUonf
then pushsd bans, his chair with a brkr-f;.
" ou ran finish copying that re-port. It
anybody call say I'll be back at hair
In a few moments "Warren haX
shrugged Into his overcoat and whj strid
ing down tho corridor toward the eldT"
Ha pushsd his way through tha
crowded streets to the restaurant whera
he usually lunched. Without looking n
tho bill of fur tin gave his orders
"Hashed chicken and oorn fritters, plecir-
of custard pin and a large cup of coffee,
and be quick about it." .
''Hello, Curtis." A man hung his coat
In the peg next to Warmn's and took the
seat beside him. "Ordered yet?"
Warren nodded. . .
"Oh, Just ohlcken and oorn fritters. I'
didn't feel like much today." KJ
"L'm," seriously Intent on the card, "t;
tWnk I'll try that Kngllsh mutton chop,'.
Well, you don't look very chipper." t
"Warren grunted, "I don't foel bo." P
"Whut'e wrong?" 'a
"Oh, a fellow toVched ma for a liun .1
dred and fifty and 1 was fool enough V,r
let him have It."
"That's curious, 1 turned down a ma
this morning turned him down hard."
"Who?" asked Warren Indifferently.
"Osborne! Why, that' the man!"
"And you. let him have it?"
Bradley whistled. "Well, you ar an
"Oh, counfound it. 1 had tool Hi
witched a little buslnews my way som
i "Oh. that's Osborne's game all right.'
Ha always manages to gst you I under
some obligation and then touches you for
hundred or so. Well, you can say
good bye to your money,"
"Yes, yes, I suppose so," said warren,
On the way back to tho office the thing
rankled more and mora. So liradley
thought lis was dead assyand Ovborne,
too, fur that matter, which mad a him
mora snvsgn than anything else.
"Any body call?" ha asked tho tenog- :
rapher, as he hung up ils hat and coat.
"Mr. Hlllord phoned, but said It would
phone again In about an hour." j;.
It wag after S o'clook when ha started '
home. A lie bought a subway ticket an
express train wus waiting. II rushed ,
through, but was Just ft second too late,
tho guard slanunod the door In Ills face.
And the Incident did not tend to Incroasi
"Tired, dear?" asked Helen, when In
reached home and threw hlrpKfjf la th
big easy chair. ",j
"Should say I was.'
"rld you liava a hard dayT' sympa
lhMlcu.il'. .. .
"A thundering hard day. Loaned Hal'
Osburno a hundred und fifty which didn't
rouk It any easier," yielding to ua Ini- -pulse
to tell her, and Instantly regret
ting It. , V v
"Oh, Warren, did you did you do
"Just said I did, didn't IT" '
"Hut, dear, do you think that was wise
io you think he'll ever return ItT"
"Of course, he will!" with unnecessary:''
emphasis. "Osborne's good for that muclu
You don't think I'd let him have It If he'1
wasn't do youT And a man's got to
loan some money. Jfs part of the bul-
iuss policy. There's times when It's.1
politic when It's I!ut what's the use '
talking to you? What do you knuw about -bllslne.?''
Mild speeuli enchains the heart,
Out of one quarrel, 100 alns.
A lame man Is a hero before u cripple. ",
live In this world, recelvo In tha nxt.
The blind cannot see, the proud will not."
Want of money Is (ha root of much"
.!fe Is like the moon now dark, now ;
When flatterers meet the devil goes to
To a Gloomy eye all obscure things are
Though the cloud be Hack, whlto water
falls from It.
Who seek a frk-nd without a fault re
mains without one.
A word spoken, an army of chariots '
cannot overtuke It.
He prepare evil for himself who plots
mischief fur others.
It Is one thing to see from some oou
peak the land ef peace,; It Is another to
hold one s way Uiitlisr,
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