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m By DOROTHY DIX.
There Is one slang phase that always
i makes a hlt with me, and that Is
, "friend wife."
1 Do you get thatT Friend wife! If
jwhat every man should be able to call
the woman to
whom he is mar
Irled, and yet not
! one man In ten
i thousand could
I truthfully use the
: phrase. There are
i wives who are
who are affinities,
wives who are
I sparring partners,-
i wives who are de-
bating opponents, 1
wives who are ty
rants, wives who
are slaves and
but how seldom
wife is a friend
Tet the best thing that any woman can
be to her husband is to be his friend. It
Is the whole of the law and. the prophets
as regards how to be Jiappy though mar
ried. " '
What is a friend? ;A friend. 1 the one
of whose companionship you never weary
the pne without' whose' "presence no
pleasure Is completet-How.jnarty men -do
you know who feel that way toward their
wives? The average wife is many ad
mirable things to her husband, but she is
seldom a companion. He esteems her for
her noble qualities but he doesn't take
her along with him, if he can help him
self, when he wants to have a good time.
If you desire to get a line on how little
companionship there is between the great
majority of husbands and wives watch
them at the theater, or at the restau
rants, or any of the other places of pub
lic amusement. Tou will see them sitting
up In a silence so thick that you could
cut it with a knife, yawning In each
other's faces between the acts of the
play, and stuffing themselves on bread
and butter at the restaurant while they
wait for their order to be served. - Not a
word have they to say to each other un
less, they get Into a scrap about what
they shall have to eat, or whether they
put the cat out of doors when they left
home. In any company you do , not
need a diagram to show you which arc
the married couples. Tou can pick the;
out by their bored expressions.
They did not even notice the pltifu
paucity of conversation In the home';
Husbands and wives seem to have liter
ally no topic lh common except the bills
and the children. The ayerage family cir
cle might be composed of mutes for all
the. cheerful and interesting talk that
goes about it Tet the husband may be
famed as a wit and a raconteur in so
ciety, and his wife considered as unusu
ally bright and vivacious in company.
Both of them have plenty to say to other
people, but they have nothing to say to
each other because they are not friends.
They may be lovers, but the lovers'
litany is Short, whereas the repertoire of
friendship is exhaustless. Tou soon weary
Of asking the adored one "Oose ducky Is
oo?". and telling a woman how beautiful,
and wonderful, and angelic she Is, but
you can talk forever to the friend whose
mind is but a mirror In which you see
your own ' thoughts " glorified, and' who
touches no subject but to turn & brighter
and more entrancing light upon it. -
What is a friend? A friend is the one
to whom you can go with every Joy and
sorrow, certain of understanding, sure
of sympathy and help. How many men
find such a friend in their wives? How
many women have such friends In their
husbands? So few, so tragically, pitifully
It is one of the heart-breaking facts of
mitrimnoy that one of the first things
that the average husband finds out is that
he can't even be frank with his wife with
out her going Into hysterics. He has to
lie to her when he wants to stay down-
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The Human Iceberg
By BEATRICE FAIRFAX.
"I km going with a gentleman for
eight months," writes a nice little girl.
"He calls to se me twice a week but
never shows any affection at all, nor
has he ever told me he loved me, although
he often speaks of marrying and what
he Intends to do when we get married.
"Don't you think if he loves me he
would have to show it? I hear other
girls talking about how their friends
act and it makes me feel very blue. Do
you think it would be right for mis to
show hlra some affection? He gave me
a very pretty diamond bracelet for
Christmas, but he Is as cold as an icicle
in his actions."
One of the greatest tragedies, that can
befall a loving and lovable woman la to
marry a human Iceberg. She knows she
would find no. comfort, no return ot
emotion! If she went out and hugged a
She realizes that there would be no
warmth. In throwing her arms around, a
marble tombstone and pressing her cheek
against It. Tet that Is the kind of com
panionship she : is choosing for life In
marrying a cold-blooded man. If the fu
ture holds any Joys for them, she re
ceives no ' kindred smiles from a man
like this nice little girl describes.
If it. brings sorrow the will find more
consolation n the companionship of a
stone pilar than in that of her husband.
His kisses wil be like the dripping of
cold rain on a stone porch, aud his car
esses, if there are any, will chill like
the north wind. '
He may come wooing with a diamond
bracelet, but there would be greater hap
piness if he came wooing with a warm
and tender heart and an affection that
would make some demonstration. ,
Men have been known to be col 5 and
reserved as lovers who made - good hus
bands. ' I am sure the majority do. They
are good In this: They are loyal, con
siderate, always gentlemanly, always dig
nified, always true.
They, never wander off. Neither does
a snow man.
If a woman has reached an atrophied
state she will find such a husband be
But few women' reach that state, and
I pity them if they do.
This nice little girt has the right since
an engagement exists to show this man
some mark of affection. If a demonstra
tion from her, a little caress, a kiss per
haps is received as coolly as if she banded
him his hat or a boiled eggI insist that
happiness for her doesn't lie his way.
His training, which has made him a
human "iceberg, must be overcome be
fore he can he melted and remoulded.
Some women can do this, and many have
done It But it Is a process that requires
rare tact, rare patience and time.
The majority of women who marry for
love and find themselves hugging a snow
man to their breasts make a hopeless
effort to warm into life the man chosen
for life. And when this fails they accept
an unhappy fate with patient resignation.
Of warm, loving natures, and only
happy when they are showing that love,
they are like the plant that never thrives
because an ignorant gardener keeps it
too closely ..pruned
Coldness has been known to come after
marriage. When it is apparent the out
look is tragic.
Thla human Iceberg is not for you,
my aear iittie gin: tie snouia select a
woman like himself, and his voyage
through life with a twin iceberg float
ing by his side, majestic and cold, will
Bj- ELLA WHEELER WILCOX.
With noiseless steps good goes its way;
The earth shakes under the evil's tread.
We hear the uproar and 'tis said.
The world grows wicked every day.
It is not true. With quiet feet, .
In silence, virtue sows her seeds;
While sin goes shouting out his deeds,
And echoes listen and repeat
But surely as the old world moves,
And circles round the shining sun,
So surely does Ood's purpose run.
And all the human race improves.
Despite bold devil's noise and stir.
Truth's golden harvests ripen fast;
The present far outshines the past
Men's thoughts are higher than they
Who runs may read this truth, I
Sin travels In a rumbling car,
While virtue soars on like a star
The world grows better every day.
If you wish to have your table linen
look nice do not put it through a wringer,
as it makes .creases that will not come
out even if the cloth is ironed when very
damp. By rinsing vary thoroughly it
looks even better if not wrung very dry.
Just try it and see. In fact any clothes
that you wish to look very nicely when
Ironed you will find come out a great
deal better if wrung by hand.
town of a night and play a game of
cards, or go to dinner with some man.
He wouldn't dare to tell her that he had
happened to meet some woman he knew
near the door of a restaurant and had
asked her to lunch with him. He'd only
tell these things to his friends and not
one of them would be "friend wife."
Whyt the great majority of men are not
sufficiently friendly with their wives to
even talk over their business with the
ladles, or to open up their hearts to them
and show them their hopes, and plans,
and ambitions." When you want to talk
about real things like that they go to
some man. It's mighty seldom that a
man finds bis real confidante in "friend
Nor are women any more fortunate
in this respect. It doesn't take long for
a clever woman to discover that if she
wants her household machinery to move
smoothly she must keep most of her
real thoughts and ideas to herself, and
all of her troubles, and that the best way
to work her lord and master is to make
him comfortable, and obtrude her soul
longings on him as little as possible.
When a woman wants to discuss a
problem play, or a new novel, or her
clubs, or the suffrage movement, she
Is rarely fortunate enough to be able to
do so with her husband. For the average
man isn't interested in the things that
his wife is, and he doesn't even make a
pretense of being. Therefore the wife's
friends are of her own sex if she ja a
good woman, and of the opposite sex if
she is foolish and a flighty one, but her
beat friend Is not, as it should be, friend
It is because there is so little friend
ship between husbands and wives that
there Is so little marital happiness, for
the last estate of married life, must
either be friendship or ruin. .
The romance of courtship is a tissue
of chiffon that wears to rags and tat
ters with a . year or , two of married life
Passion dies of satiety, and then the home
must go to piece. Ilka a bouse of cards
unless it was founded on the solid rock
of friendship. After the glamour and
the thrills of youth end beauty and de
sire are gone wedlock beoomes the ball
and chain that bind two prisoners who
are linked together to do a life sentence
at hard labor unless they have a friend
ship for each other that makes this
enforced companionship a never ending
Joy or both.
Therefore when a man hails the partner
of his bosom as "friend wife" we know
that he has given the high sign and the
password to the lodge of the happily
By DR. JOHN BESSXER HUBER.
BY HAL COFFMAN.
Good old Ben Franklin knew a thing
or two; in faot, he knew a whole lot of
things nobody else In his day and gener
ation ever suspected, and he sensed some
things that had to wait until a few
years ago to be proved.
More than a century ago he observed
that people caught eold from eaoh other,
and now we know the reason why that
germs play their part In most colds. It
Is therefore easy to understand how, as
germs are always with us, season in and
season out we have winter oolds end
spring oolds (when the poet sings through
his nose, "Cub gedla 8prlg"), and summer
colds and autumnal oolds (hay (ever).
The temperature ot the air has very
little to do with "catching cold," except
as It lowers the bodily resistance. Arctic
explorers never catoh cold while at or
near the poles, but many of them do so
as soon as they get back to civilisation,
where the germs are. The cold air treat
ment is the ideal on for consumptives;
these poor sufferers get well more surely
in the winter than in the summer If they
do as they are told. Monkeys are very
consumptive creatures, and are very
short-lived when confined in hot stuffy
menageries, hut perch them on snow
drifts and they will live and thrive the
regular span of a monkey's life.
So the common cold Is generally an
infection, and, being so, Is catching.
And here, as in all infections, there
have to be two main things' to conslder
the run-down condition of the body and
the presence of the germ.
Summer oolds are the meanest of all
because they are so hard to get rid of,
and because people somehow resent
cold in the good old summer time, think
ing of it as an affliction that should
belong only to the enow months.
Many people catch eold In June, when
'the day Is hot and the next perhaps cool,
even cold, and when the weather is apt to
be windy, so that the germ-harboring
dust is scattered for every one to
breathe In. Smith goes off for an outing
on a warm Sunday, perspiring in a negl
gee and without a vest, and comes back
for work when the temperature has gone
tway down. By this he gets chilled
which "predispose" him to a cold that
Is, he is now in a condition favorable to
the growth and activity of germs In his
body. Or women go to business on
warm morning in peekaboo shirtwaists,
to get home chilled from open cars; the
germs will do the rest
Or way off In Lonsomehurst Mr. and
Mrs. Jones will dine of an evening with
a frlend-rall In the leafy month of June,
June is one of the warm months, they
think. So they take no wrap to cover
the evening gown, no spring overcoat to
shelter that tuxedo. Next morning the
sneeslng begins, the nose gets stopped up,
then follow headache, chilly and feverish
sensations, pains in the back, heaviness
in the bones and Joints, that tired feeling
all which, being interpreted, mean the
germs getting busy In the body. No mat
ter which get It first, one will catch it
from the other in due time; here the
male I Just a deadly as the female.
And both Mr. and Mrs. Jones are in for
a week's snuffling, if no worse.
Whenever anybody eneete people say,
or they ought to, "God bless you;" for
the man with the aneese certainly needs
a blessing and the especial protection of
Providence. The eneese begins cold.
and the end of that cold Is no trifling
People say, "Nothing but a cold;" let
it go at that, and neglect It But if you
measure the neglected cold by Its conse
quences you will find it one of the meat
serious ailments In existence for cer
tainly no other Is responsible for more
Suffering, inconvenience, money loss and
grave illness. Serious not only to the
individual eufferer, but to others as well;
for cold, a we have noted, are catch
ing, and there are epidemic of them.
For example, practically the whole force
In an office, or a workshop, or a
factory will be ufferlng from one case
alone. If a workman come Into the
office sneezing, talking thick and making
a general nuisance of himself, better
send hlra home until he is recovered, no
matter at what sacrifice; It will be found
the best In the end.
There are several germ responsible
for colds the pneumonia germ for one;
the catarrh, the Influenza, the bronchitis
germ, apd so on. They grow in the lin
ing of the nose and throat; and when
their bodies are predisposed to their
development by being first heated and
then chilled, or by overwork, or by work,
ing in stuffy, germ-laden, ill-ventilated
rooms, or by any cause that lowers the
health and reduces the vitality then the
activity of the germs Is represented by
inflamatlon, with the symptoms stated,
and with which everybody Is more or
Catarrh Is a rhronlo cold, hard Indeed
to get rid of. and leading much too often
to such diseases as pneumonia and con
sumption. Cattarrh makes the mem
branes of the upper air passages un,
healthy and thua a fruitful soil for the
germs of diptheria, measles, meningitis;
Infantile paralysis and what hot else
Pretty much all deafness comes from
catarrh. v: ,
So gat rid of a cold In Summer a In
winter and as soon as you can. HowT ' t
By leading the physiological life for one
thing. Oo to bed early and sleep at least
eight hours; get up. in good time; bathe
well. Eat three meals of wholesome food ,
a day and don't rush about It
Be In the freeh air all the time, day" ;
and night Have the shop and dust al
ways well ventilated; avoid dusty, darap--and
Be very moderate in the use of alco "
hoi and tobacco. Better by tar have
nothing at an to do with alcohol In the -summer.
It dilate the capillaries of the '1
kin, and then chilling of the body Is.
easy. . ; -
Tobacco I no preventive of catarrh;
It Increases catarrh by Irritating the "
upper air passages. No doctor can ever
cure your catarrh while you smoke. '
Excessive tea drinking is as bad for.;
women as alcoholism Is for men. Tea,
the tipple of women, should be", taken
always freshly made In moderation, and
never without a bite ot food.
Wear suitable underclothing, thin In
the summer. . Wear alway warm foot- ;
wear and stout, watertight shoes. Never .
get your feet wet, nor your extremities
chilled. Put your cheat protector on your
feet. Cover your chest of course; but
not so much a to Impede breathing, upon
which good health ever depend.
Sleep always with the window open;
but avoid draughts-by mean of screens, '
or of a clothes horse covered with a
shawl or a blanket
Both overeating and eating indigestible
foods and too much sugar and starches
tends to colds. Children may keep up -troublesome
catarrhs by eating too much
sweet, although a moderate amount of
pure candy is good for a child. Regu-.;,
late a child' digestion, and it won't have
to blow its nose so much. "
If catarrhs and unhealthy throat are 5
not cured, woree may coma Adenoids
and enlarged tonsils must be removed in
Alwy breathe through the noee. Some
people think the mouth la for breathing. '
but this la a mistaken theory. Besides.
the mouth breather, look neither hand
some nor pretty. Inside the nose the air
is warmed, as it should be, for its passage
into the lungs.
Never eat without having first washed
your bands and got rid of whatever germa "
may be on thera. Keep your bands away
from your face a much a possible your ;
whole face. Including the mouth and nose. "
Don't borrow pencils or book or any
thing else (not even bills, no matter how'
much you need them) from anyone witti .
a cold; don't touch soiled handkerchiefs.
or use publlo drinking cups or stand near
anyone who Is coughing and sneexing
Dodge such a citizen as you would an
approaching creditor until he has shakenj-"
Keep your teeth always clean; all klndi'
of germs lurk about unclean teeth, if"
once knew a cltlxen who had twenty-six.
varieties of germs in his Jaw; no doubt"
by now he ha developed ome fifty-seven"
varletle-that is. If he 1 still abov
If you think a cold is coming on, douche4
your nose be means of a nose cup (to be'
got in any drug store), using a solution"
of half a teaspoonful of salt to a tumbler--ful
of water as hot as can be borne, then
gargle your mouth with thl solutlon.
Swallow five grain of quinine, and then
don't think anything more about It.''
Worry that killed a cat, can develop a
Forced to Flfht.
Uncle Joe Cannon was asked on his .
seventy-sixth birthday recently It he had
many good fight left In him. '
"Well," said he, "it all depends. '
There's hardly any animal that won't:,
fight If he' chased Into a corner. ' I'll' '
never forget the day I started to school.. ;
Several of the boys came around and: "
" 'Be sure to look out for Oliver Cart-, .
mell. He always licks every rew boy-
and he'll probably get you.'
"So I tried to keep out ot Oliver's way,
but at about the second reees period '
he came along when I was right up In.
a fence comer. I looked all around for'-
place to run, but everywhere was
either fence or Oliver. I would have
given anything for a chance to run, but
couldn't. And the consequence waj.-
that I lammed hell out of him. "St
Paul Pioneer Press.
To Clean Zlne Tray.
To keep the line tray ot a gas stovt
bright and clean, rub with benzine, then
wash with soap and pulverized pumice. .-'
It will look like new. ' If spots are stub
born, use a little kerosene
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