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By POKOTHY DIX.
A disgusted lady, who signs herself
"One Who Smiles, but Is Tired of Doing
It," write a letter to this column In
which she axks why a woman la always
aavistd to mm her husband with a
wect smile, and
to make hla home
happy for him.
She wants to know
whk- It Isn't Just as
much a man's place
to make a happy
borne as It la a wo
man's, and why It
Isn't just as much
tip to him to do
the grinning act aa
It Is to her! (
To which r would
reply that marriuge
la a same that
Isn't played, ac
cording to lloyle,
and that the rights
of the thtnir haT
nothing to do with
the case. Further
more, that a man '
may be everything on earth that la rood
end sweet and lovely, kind and gener
ous to his wife, but he Is never Just to
As a matter of equity It (a as much a
man's place to meet his wife with a Joy
oua smile aa 11 Is liera to meet him. It
Is Just as much his duty to make the
home peaceful and sereno aa It la hera.
It Is Just aa disenchanting to a woman for
her husband to com to breakfast with a
two daya' stubble of beard on his faco aa
It la to him for her to appear In a
frowsy mother hubbard and curl papers,
and a stout gentleman doesn't appear any
more romantic In a woman's eyes than a
feather-bed-Iooklng lady docs to a man.
Why, then, should women bo adjured
to keep themselves young and fascinat
ing and to always present a smiling and
cheery countenance to their husbands,
while no one says a word to a man about
making himself persona grata to his
Because it would bo merely a waste of
breath to offer men advice that they
wouldn't take. When a man marries he
thinks that performing that noble and
self-sacrificing act given him the right
to do as he pleases within Jils own ball
wlck. Ie considers that his supporting
the home entitles him to grouch in It as
much as he likes, and that his having
kept his wife from being an old maid
should fill her with auch gratitude Ciat
aha should be willing to be on her kneos
to him no matter how he treats her.
The masculine attitude toward mar
riage is, as a general thing, that of a
high god who suffers himself to be wor
shiped. There is nothing mutual about
It. It's the woman who must do the (a
laamlng and forehead knocking and the
general kowtowing. The most that a man
thinks can be expected of him is for
him to be graciously pleased with the ad
ulatlon offered to him.
Of course, this 1n t what a woman
anticipates whan the gets married. No
Indeed. Far otherwise. She expecta to
occupy the pedostal herself, or, at the
worst, to stand on a level with her hus
band, and for them to strive equally to
gether to make a happy home.
She soon finds -out, however, that In
marriage It is a condition and not a
15y MILKS OVKWIOLT.
Now there was a man In the eunt. which
was over against New Yixk, who viuukl
gn-weat-youn?-man and grow up with
the country and get aa on a sliver platter
And he had not much cash and he
would accumulate more, bo that he would
not be In want.
And behold, he pu'.led out from his fath
er's house and entered into the prodigal
And lo, the west that he visited was
thinly populated. Insomuch that It took
els weeks to get enough men together to
start an argument.
And the young man wot not how ho
waa to git wealthy.
And he waa verdant. Insomuch that
when a real eetaie men showed him a
bargain In a graveyard site he did pungle
Up hla laat dime for the property.
And It waa so,
Now It came to rasa that the youn
man had clerked In a store once upon a
Uue, eud U did uot furgti the yellow
theory that confronta her, and that ir
there Is an adapting of the one to the
other to be done, she has to do It. and
tf the home is to be happy ehe'e got to
undertake the Job.
will be discord and
Nobody will deny that it Is hard and
unfair on woman that the wife should
have to do the propitiating and the pleas
ing, and that she should always have to
walk warily to keep off of her husband's
toes, whllo he feels at perfect liberty to
trample all over her little feelings with
hla number ten boots, and be aa gruff
and impolitic as he pleases. '
It would cheer a woman up Just aa
much after a long, hard, mopotonoua
day's) work cooking and sewing and baby
ending to have her husband come homo
with a bright and cheery smile as It does
him to be met by a glad eyed wife.
Only a man never considers that It Is
up to htm to be Little Sunshine unless
he happens to feel that way. Somebody
has got to do the optimistic stunt In a
household, or elso It Is so dreary that It
drives people to drink. Therefore the
wife has to smile.
It would lie Just as soothing to
voman's temper to have her husband al
ways rub her fur the right way, and to
conceal the things that annoy her from
her gaxe, aa It Is to a man s temper for
hla wife to aldetrack all of the subjecte
that are like a red flag to a mad bull to
him, and to cover up all of the family
happenlnga that are sure to rile him and
get on hla nerves.
Only a husband doesn't take the trouble
to be tactful and diplomatic with hla
wife. And unless In a house somebody
keepa the domestic machinery lubricated
you can hear Ita creaking and groaning
for blocks around. The bare facts In the
case are that inasmuch aa a man won't
get along with his wife, she has to get
along with him. Hence women hold down
the perpetual Job of salve spreaders.
It would be Just as pleasant to a woman
for her husband to put on his open-
faced clothes of an evening, and devote
himself to entertaining her and talking
about the fashions, and whether hoop
skirts are likely to come back again or
not. aa it Is to a man for his wife to
marcelle her hair, and put on her pret
tlext frock, and spend the evening trying
to converse with him on the stock mar
ket, or the green grocery trade, or
whether the politicians are really going
after the trust, or are Just trying to get
Only a man Isn't going to make tli
exertion of dressing up Just fur hla wife,
or bora himself talking to her unless he
happens to feel Ilka It, and aomebody in
t house haa got to tear off tome conver
sation to keep It from being like a deaf
and dumb asylum. In most homes the
husband alts, up aa silent aa the grave.
Hence the wife'a tongue haa to run like
a flutter mill because she haa to talk
"No," 'One Who Smiles But la Tired of
Doing It.' there Is no reason why you
should smile any more than your hua
hand does. But you will find that If you
don't smile there'll be no smiles In your
household. It Isn't a question of duty
ur you to smile. It's a matter of ex
pedienry, and in matrimony a wise
woman learns to take all of the short
cuts to peace and happiness."
la, nor the marked-down I'lMines, nor
the coupon, nor t lie installment.
And he caused to be Inverted in the
papers roundabout u little ad, whlc'i did
"Our graveyard Is on';" for the Too
('!. 8ee our style book of craves; dug
bias or prinrerse. A book ut coupons
w'th every 110 purchase. Tombstones
colored to match the complexion. Goods
And lo and behold, people came from
(he four corners of the earth and even
to the middle thereof, to patronise hi
Juatly celebrated graveyard. People who
never died beefore fell upon his neck and
asked to bo killed that they might be
planted 'neath the green bay tree.
And he flourished long In the land and
built him a houae with thirteen hay wln
dowa and a sorrel one and a pink one.
And behold, his automobile hath room for
Moral: You isn't hand It to the Man
from Home oa a silver putter.
T .ank You, Mr.
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The American Boy
At laat, after much wcarlnesa of mind
avid aplrit, the American Uoy haa a Job.
lie la 16 yeara old, and haa been taken
Into the cloak and suit trade. Ilia fliat
work la to button the ahlrtwalsta on the
In the evening of the first day aome
body aaya to him:
"Well, Reginald, how do you Ilka your
"Oh. It's all right for a start," Reginald
answers; "but they don't know how to
run the business."
Thla shows that Reginald must have a
wonderful mind to be able to see ao much
by the end of the first day.
In one atyle and another there are
probably millions of Reginalds In all
kinds of business. After one day on the
Job they are convinced that the firm
doej not know how to run the business.
Well, let us wish Reginald Clod-speed,
and leave hla care to his own hands. We
want to learn what the American boy
must do to advance from hla first Job.
Many young men who enter a new
buelneas declare, at leaat to themselvea,
that it must be reorganised. The young
man, being a little troubled with hla
eight falls to see that he la the DroDo.
aitlon to be reorganized. Thla leada ia
to fact No. 1.
1. When the American boy geta into
business his first care muat be to learn
hla own Job ao thoroughly that he la as
aura of It aa he la of the spelling of hla
Then we can aet out after fact No. S.
t He must be keen about work. Thla
means he muat hunger for work and
thirst for work, lie must keep everlast
ingly at work.
He muat realise that any Job to whioh
he Is Resigned In the beg.nnlng could be
dune by lo.OOO other boya. There la great
competition. Outside the door are these
thousands waiting fur his place. Heme,
he must be so industrious that the gets
acqainted with fact No. 8.
3. He must specialise his Job until he
gets It down no fine that very few. If
any. of the lu.ooo waiting outside can
do it us well aa he run.
To eucccFd In bringing himself to tin;
point of excellence, the American )to
will discover (hat some qualities, gener
The great achoola
collegea and unl-
verslt.es are Just entering upm another
year of labor In tl e fields of Intellect,
and many thuusand ot young men have
begun a course
that will probably
be decisive In di
recting their fu
ture lives. It la to
these, and to their
tracheis, that this
appeal Is a d-
The world now
stand at tho open
ing of the great
est crisis in Its
history. At tho
close of the nine
tenth century It
had advanced aa
far aa It could
in material ctvill
tatlon with the
means then at
c o in m u n d. Hut
with the new century a new vista bu
gan to open up. L'ndreamed-of possi
bilities dawned ahead and live ploneera
of science had glimpses of the unknown
that filltd them with auch aaplratlons
as only arlso whsn a revolution Is at
The partial unveiling of the mystery
of the atoms showed that man was com
ing Into close touch with forces capable
of transforming life upon this plunet.
Every IruuVr of science haw recugnUed
th s fact and has bent hla energlca to
pushing forward the advance. Let man
oni'o get the key to unlock the Illimit
able forces inclosed In the atoms ot
matter whl'h surround ua on ail sides
and he w.ll achieve a command over
nature such as the wildest dreams could
not have represented to his prophetic
"The energy locked up In a single gram
of mutter Is equivalent to that furnished
by the combuatlon of more than 8,600,000
tone of coal!"
That la the astonishing and universal
testimony of science at the present mo
ment. A few plain sentences will clear the
bituatlon. We utilize the energy ot coal
j,d other fuels by haytunlng lluir coin
bustlon. 11 la that hastening which
uily called common ones, will be hla over
present help and mainstay. To memoriae
these so that he can say them aa
promptly as a brakenian culls the names
of the station will constitute Fact No. 4.
4. The great helps In beginning busi
ness are Industry, Promptness, Attention,
Appearance, tiahlta, Manners and fpeech.
l'y the time the American boy haa these
four facta In regular working order, there
will not be one person waiting out on
the sidewalk who could possibly begin to
do hla Job the way he haa learned to do
It hlmHclf. He la then master ot the
Fact No. S.
6. He can now do his work ao master
fully that It Is too easy for him. Ha
wanta something harder, aomethlng that
taxea hla mind; takes, more out of him
and puta more Into him.
He applies then for a harder Job. Doea
ha get It?
Having made himself master of one
kind of work, the chancea are that he
will have discovered waya and meana for
getting what he wanta because of Fact
6. Business men are very alow to let
anyone go who haa proved himself a
hustling, thoughtful, efficient worker. Ot
course, It dependa a little upon the busi
ness man, but not much, for few of them
are so foolish as to dismiss one who
shows the qualities we have presented
here to the American boy.
Efficient service Is the rarest thing In
the business world. Many positions are
constantly open, soma of them with thou
sands of dollars salary, waiting for
man to come along whose creed of work
la that expressed by the facts we have
Any American boy can auccead and
keep on advancing who makea up hla
1. To get skill and knowledge out of
all the work he doea,
S. To work Industriously.
8. To do his work ao well that no one
an do It better.
4. To keep ever before him the com
Industry Promptness Attention Ap
pearance Habits Manners and Bpeech.
Then everything he wanta will begin
'o move toward him not toward the man
'siting on the sidewalk.
.ci tales mechanical power. Force is what
moves matter; work is measured by force
mu.tlplled by apace, or the distance over
which tho force acts; power la work
divided by time. The less the time the
greater the quotient, power. The com-
bustlon ot wood und coal, by which their
entigy Is released, goes on with extrmo
slowness In nature and yields no useful
power; but when we cut the time down
to a small fraction by burning them tho
power becomes very great.
Now, all matter is radio-active, or cau
bo made so, and radlo-ucUvlly, like com
bunion, is it process by which energy la
reltustd. Hut natural radlo-ucilvity is an
extrtini-ly slow process. A bit of radium,
containing hundreds of millions pf times
inoiu energy than a ton ot coui, requires
1,7W ears to develop half Its hidden force.
Hie power Is therefore negligible. But
hu.-ten that proct-ku, as wb hasten the
couhuiupiloti of coal, una the power thus
plact! ut our command would be with
uut limit. Make i adio acilon do its work
qul' kly, and energy without bounds will
t-pMHt toiili illiu u boiue to do our will.
The treat ilicmirfls luive almost got
tin ii- lingers upon the sintnu, but yet It
escapes then touch. There Is danger
that the wave ot pi ogress may lose its
lores before the critical discovery is made,
and then the worn! will have to wait
during another unknown series of ccn
luiics for the yieat advance.
Let every young man who would like
to do something lor the world and tho
lace to which he belongs nolle this op
portunity and concentrate ail the energies
of his mind upon Hie solution of the
greatest pioLb iu that has ever confronted
human inteilleeiice. He who makes this
discovery will leave u name before which
that ot Newton will pa.e. If you feel
within you the longing tot achievement,
here la your chance. The learning Ot
Qicek and Lutln and their literature has
Us utes; It makea the . world happier
sometimes but it dues not push It ahead;
only science can do that.
I'ut all your strength behind the billow
of on-rolling 'tcieuce and help to turn
It into a great "tenth wave" which w 1.1
burrt the carriers, iilesi-ed through ail
coming time will be the man who finds
the key to Interatomic force, and blessed
, will be all who uatfully aid in the eearch,
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