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By ELLA WHEELER WILCOX
Thinking of one thing all day long, at
I foil asleep, brain weary and heart
But only for a little while. At three,
Sometimes at two o'clock, I wake and Ho,
Btarlrig out Into darkness; while my
Begin the weary treadmlll-toll again,
From that white marrlago morning of
Dowri to this dreadful hour:
) I see your face
lit .with the lovellght of the honey
moon: I hear your voice, that lingered on my
As If. it loved each letter; and I feel
The "clinging of your arms about by
Your kisses on my cheek and long to
The anguish, of such memories with
But iannot Weep; the fountain has run
We were so young', so happy, and so full
Of keen sheer. Joy of Ufo. I had no wish
Outside your pleasure; and you loved
That when I sometimes felt a 'woman's
For ' more serene expression of man's
(Thajjneed of rest In calm affection's
And 'not sail ever on the stormy main).
Yet would I rouse myself In your desire;
Meet ardent kiss with kisses just as
Bo nothing I could give should be do
And then our children came. Deep In my
;From the first hour, of conscious mother-
. "hood,'. i ' t
,1 knew I should conserve myself for this
-Most holy office; knew God meant It so.
1 Yet even then, r held your wishes first:
.And by my double duties lost the bloom
,And freshness of my beauty; and behold
v,.A look of disapproval In your eyes.
But with the coming of our precious
' ' child.
-The lover's. smile, tinged with the father's
'. , pride ,
"' 'Returned again ;,and helped to make me
." .And life was very sweet for both of us.
'Another, and another birth, and twice
. Tho little white hearse paused beside
; our door
And took away some portion of my
yWlth my sweet babies. At the first you
;To suffer with. rne standing very near;
The Indian Maid
She went away for two or' three days,
my neighbor with the two chubby chil
dren. She . left the -children at horns
"with the maid pot at 'all the usual maid,
quite an unusual one.
She's brown', is the maid, and slender,,
and she wears
'earrings and beads
jand bracelets, and
you don't have to
' see the bead band
on her broad west
ern hat to know
that the maid is
"I wonder how
she'll be -with the
.children when the
mother is wayT"
I thought; and
ji st because I was
. Idle and. curious,
ind a lot of other
things I'm ashamed
' if being, r watched
. -a little closely,
The children played In the garden all
Jay, quite as if the mother was at home.
At noon they wtnt In. and came out
Igaln fresh and neat, and In the evening
.they sat together on the rustic porch ot
tro little summer cottage the two little,
chubby, whlto children and the brown
maid with the band of Indian beadwork
in htr broad-brimmed western hat.
The dog was always "vltn them a
-Uucugy 'fellow, with . tousled head and
I KNOV IT DEAT-QOT
00 MOVT DEDUCE -
VANTfovj TO EE THE
VOUNQ MAN THAT'S CALUN;
' UF home
But when I wept too long you turned
And I was hurt, not realizing then
My grief was selfish. I could seo the
Which motherhood and sorrow made In
And when I saw the, chango that came to
Saw how your eyes looked past me when
And when I missed tho love tone from
I did that foolish thing that women do:
Complained and cried, accused you of
And made myself obnoxious In your
And often, after you had left my side,
Alono I stood before my mirror, mad
With anger at my pallid cheeks, my dull
Uullghted eyes, my shrunken mother
breasts, And wept, and wept, and faded more and
How could I hope to win back wander
ing love,, -
And make new-flames in dying embers
leap .. .
By such ungracious means?
And then She came,
Firm bosomed, round of cheek, with
such young oyes,
And all the ways of youth. I who had
A thousand deaths in waiting the return
Of that old love look to your face once
Died yet again and went straight Into
When I beheld it como at her approach.
My Cod, my God, how have I borne It
Yet since she had tho power to make
The power to sweep the ashes from your
Of burned-out love for me, and light new
. . fjres,
One thing remained for me to let you go.
I had no wish to keep the empty frame
From which tho priceless plcturo had
Nor do I blame you; It was not your
You gave me all that most men can give
Of youth, of beauty, and of passion: and
I gave you full return; my womanhood
Matched well your manhood. Yet had
you grown 111,
Or old, and unattractive from somo
(Less close than was my service unto
I should have clung tho tighter to you,
And loved you, loved you, loved you
more and more.
I grow so weary thinking of these things;
Day in, day out; and half the awful
and the Children
eyes as deep as the Bea and as faithful
as the sun and they sat there, the four
of them together, and watched the stars
and looked at the silver moon and tola
stories and sang together softly, so that
no one should overhear them; and when
It grew late the chubby little boy cllmbea
into the brown girl's faithful arms ana
she sang to Jiln lowr and lower nnd
lower, and his head drooped and he slept
and the shaggy dog looked up into thb
'brown girl's face and wagged his tall
and the little, chubby girl leaned hei
head against the brown girl's knee and
they looked very happy.
Night atteK night this happened.
"What a faithful heart," said the neigh
bors. "This woman who went away
knew what sbe was doing."
"Yes," said one who visited there.
"She's o. treasure. I wonder where she
That evening the woman who visited
slipped over to the steps where the brown
girl sat and. talked with her. The brown
girl told me what she said the next day
"I-don't know what your mistress pays
you," said the woman who visited, "but
whatever it is t will give your more; a
good deal more. I want Just such a girl
as you in my home. I can't find anyona
I can trust, they're all so unreliable. 1
am going tomorrow. Come with me;, you
can be far away on the train when the
woman who has gone away gets back,'
"But," gasped the brown girl, "but tht
children? What about them? I do not
wish to leave anyhow, and then" - -
The woman who -visited lauxhed. ' Oh,
Vests'-VsTSsv uMPlEr I tno 1 ' ) rCw - rsMrs V. i '
CcPTTtuht, lilt International Nsws Srrloe.
L WITH ; I
Beauty Secrets of Beautiful Women
A Host of Valuable Hints from Joso Collins.
By LILIAN LAUFEBTV.
About the hardest work I know Is Just
being a beauty. For there Is the ever
present dread that If you relay eternal
vigilance, your greatest atoclt-ln-tradc
will diminish and dwindle to nothingness!
On the other hand, If you are merely on
tho way to the acquisition of beauty, any
little trace ot loveliness you acquire is
However, queenly Jose Collins of the
Zlegfeld Follies of 1813 refuses to worry
about the ravages of time or avolr
dupolH. "If I get fat, I get fat," sold she
with complacent conviction; "I refuse to
worry nbout It, and to lay In a supply of
wrinkles and gray hair and insomnia
dulled eyes. The women In New York
have gone mad on tho subject, and they
would probably look far better fat and
cheerful than with the haunted-by-the-fcar-of-another-pound
look they all wear.
"I ent sparingly In hot weather, be
caure then I don't feel warm and loggy.
I breakfast on hot water and figs, and I
eat fruit and salads without oil In great
quantities. , That keeps my system clear
jvnd liijgood working order. I never-ent v
hot foods in summer, for that would
mean putting In some Intarnal heat when
we are sufficiently bathed In the warm
atmosphore. I keep a watch on my sys
temIf It grows tired, or poisoned by
some food that was not all It should have
been, why, I live on some sort of fer
mented milk product some of the lactlo
acid drinks that put me in swoet, healthy
trim aoqn again. Kvery one ought to bo
her own diet expert.
"I've another notion, If you core to
hear it every woman ought to be her
own manicure oxpert, too. Beautiful
hands arc Improved by pink, smooth,
shell-like nails with neat half-moons and
white tips. Lay In a supply of rounded
orage wood stlckB, somo cuticle remover,
a cuticle food, a buffer, a flexlblo file,
one of the standard polishing pastes, and
a nail bleach for removing stains from
under the nails. Spend five minutes with
the nailo night and morning, training
thorn Into shapely, smooth cleanliness,
and seo what splendid results you get
this would be my advice to all girls.
"Cold cream to make the hands smooth;
careful drying to keep them so, and n.
little stretching and pulling and patting
Into long, graceful lines will make the
ugliest hand more attractive. And if a
fairly pretty hand is scrupulously smooth
and dean, and Is tipped by smoothly
rounded pink nails with no soil or Jagged
cuticle to mar their, outlines, it will bo
sure to give the Impression of being very
"Every woman her own diet expert
and manicurist," I mused. "Then, Miss
Collins, you . may think also that every
woman should be her own hair dresser
and an expert on the care of tho hair,
"Indeed I do." agreed the dark-eyed
beauty whose wonderful voice and de
lightful acting are two of tho charms
she adds to merely appearing In glowing
radiance on the stage. "I think every
girl can train her hair In the way It
should go-I think it well worth time and
patience to learn how to take care of
"And I think a girl should find a
simple, pretty and becoming stylo of
hair-dressing and stick to It. It Is
not fair to train the hair In one direction
and then go yanking It off into some
other way. A water wave can be put Iri
and oven straight, lanky hair taught to
look fluffy and pretty.
"Just after your next shampoo press
your still damp hair into waves with,
your fingers and pin the waves Into
place, and with the waves stilt pinned,
allow the hair to get perfectly dry," pinch
these same waves into place morning
and evening with a bit of hot water to
add stability to the hair as It dries. Of
course, this woh't make naturally curly
hair but it will give a pretty fluffy looK
to locks that might otherwise be an Imi
tation 00 seaweed.
"If your hair is too long or too thick too
the children will get along all right."
said she. 'The neighbors will look after
them for a day or so."
And the next day when the -womai
who visited went away she was surprised'
because none of us went to ee ner oft
and she said quite seriously that she
didn't see why she had such bad luck
with servants. Hhe never coutd get one
she could trust, she said.
And the brown girl's dark eyes were
wide with' wonder and surprise.
"flho Is strange to me, that woman,"
she said. "How could she believe 1
would go with her and leave the children
here alone and I'm left with them?"
The shaggy dog growled as If he un
dtrstoodor tried to-and tho chubby
Mini if , train
DUMB- DEM O
manage, cut out a bit of It If It be ton
thin, go to an expert for a tonic and ap
ply It faithfully with a loosenlnx, circular
motion that Is splendid for -the scalp
and then you will probably have a crown
ing "glory Instead of Just "hair" I"
children laughed af the. ye.ry .idea.'
Poor woman who visited, how can sh
think che will ever find fidelity, she who
values It so lightly?
Moneyl That's all she knows and sh
cannot b'ellevo that there' is any other
language in the world.
When the woman who went away oam
back someone told her of th woman
who visited and the brown girl, and the
woman who Went away laughed.
"Yes," she said, "Isn't It funny, suoh
people think they can buy what is not
fdr sale never, never for sale anywhert
on oarth, is It Anita?" And tlm brown
girl shook her pretty head and smiled
and said, "No, no, not to sell,' And shu
Ik an Indian girlnot long from thb
UT" '"TRY -i i" TfTti
Drawn for The Bee by George McManus
Ho, Llttlo Miss Would-Bo-Pretty, Just
work away at being your own sane little
diet oxpert, and manicure artist and hair
specialist, and see It you do not fall heir
to tome of beautiful, stately Jose Collins'
healthful and magnetic oharm.
reservation not aulte civilized some peo
pie would call her because sho wears
strings and strings ot beads and likes to
dance In the moonlight when the drum
bints out the measure of the dance ot
the three moons; and then she can't read
very well and she never heard of the
The woman who 1slted is nt the head
of a great school In a prosperous west
ern town. " She can speak three languages,
she writes ossays and reads them at
women's clubs, and sho teaches llttlt
girls how to grow up and be women;
but, somehow, I'd rather have the brown
girl left In charge of my children than
her. Is that eccentric on my part 1
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Loyalty to the
Duty the School Boy Owes to the
Teacher, to Himself and to the School
By DU. C. H. rAUKHUUST
Oight n schoolboy to "tell on" his mato
when nsked to do as by the teacher? Is
tho prejudice against what Is called
"tattling" Justifiable? Is the question one
that has two stiles to It?
This mntter has
recently been tils- s -s.
cussrd by ono of
our local maga
zines and opinions
solicited from out
s' do parties.
are almost utiunl
irons In their ver
dict that the tencher
ought not to mako
any such demand
of a pupil, and
eighty out of a
hundred claim that
the boy ought not
to yield to tho de
mand when made.
Such degree of
unanimity deserves considerable respect,
for tho ropllcs were evidently rendereU
by thoughtful people.
Among boys themselves a tattler Is
held In universal contempt, nnd a boy's
si-nse of honor Is not a thing to he
At the same time tho fact that twenty
out of the hundred expressed the directly
contrary view would seem to indicate
that there Is something worth considering
thnt can be said on the other side. At any
rate, there, can be no harm in having
both sides presented.
The conception that the average school
boy has of the schoolroom situation Is
thnt It is a kind of tug of war, In which
tho teacher pulls nt one end of the rops
and the entire body of pupils at tht
In old-fashioned district schools, espe
cially In the winter term, the first
day of tho session was regularly de
voted to determining whether tho plat
form end or th desk end of the school
room was to ntlei.
Although tho tension between the two
parties Is at present less extreme than
formerly, yet there are the remains of It
still, and I have & distinct recollection
of how it was when I was a pupil and
still more definite remembrance of Its
presence in the schoolroom when I wbb
myself teacher in the primary, depart
ment. Barring exceptions, the prevailing sen
timent In the schoolroom is that the
teacher Is legitimate prny and that any
advantage that can be gained over him,
any scheme by which he can be out
witted, lies distinctly within the rights
of the pupils, and Is to bo credited to
The two are working at cross pur.
poses, or, at any rate, with distinct pur
The teacher has upon his heart the In
terosts of tho school.
That cannot be said of tho pupils. It
Is no caro ot theirs whether their
mates get their lessons or do not get
them, whether they behave or misbe
have. Thero is no esplrlt de corps wide
enough to hold In Its' embrace scholars
ana leacner. ine two elements are
Advice to the Lovelorn
By BEATRICE FAIRFAX
Duty, Sty Drur,
Dear Miss Fairfax! I have been en
gaged to a young man two years. The
man Is S3 years old. We love each other
very much. Owing to our aged mothers
n think It -s impossible to get married.
as he Is the only support of his mother
and I am the only child left at home to
tuke care or my motner, wno is to. jib
tween love and duty, which will we do?
Your mothers are so old that your time
of waiting will be very short. I am sure
If either of you failed In your duty you
would live to regret It. Unless you can
marry and take your mothers with you,
which is not advisable, postpone your
marriage till you can enter It feeling that
your happiness Is not purchased with an
That Is Ills Pine'.
r..r Xfl.. -ETHlrfajx! Will VOU kindly
nilirhtnn ma as to whether It Is proper
to thank the gentlemen after returning
from a show or dout uaui,
The good old-fashioned courtesy makes
all the pleasure his. Ha owes you the
delight he has had In your company.
not co-opcrant to tho achievement of a
common success. It Is ono institution,
but tho two elements are consciously
distinct from each other.
When, therefore, a pupil makes a good
recitation the teacher Is gratified, but
the rest of tho pupils do not care. Whon
one pupil breaks n rule or creates somo
stealthy disturbance tho teacher Is
troubled, but the other pupils are not
They feet no responsibility for tho
order ot tho school ob a whole. It is
tho teacher that keeps school and they
feel under no obligation therefore to
help him koep It.
It is his school, they say, not theirs;
so that It ho has difficulty In discover
ing who created the disturbance, the
position thoy toko Is that it is no part
of thnlr business to help him find out.
That Is not the altltudo that gov
ernment takes In ferreting out the
authors of social crime. In tho relations
ot common life wo are all reckoned as
responsible for tho maintenance of good
If. therefore, a crime Is committed, any
man who is presumed to know anything
as to the guilty party Is ordered upon
tho witness stand nnd compelled to toll
under oath all that he knows about It.
Ho Is obliged to turn Informer, and It
In Just that he should be, for we aro
all or us a part ot the government, with
responsibility, therefore, dovolvlng upon
us Individually. My thought is that the
name principle should obtain in the
schoolroom, and that the school should
be conoelved ot as a corporate insti
tution In which the boys at their desks,
as well as tho teacher at his, should con
sciously share In the promotion of a
common Interest, In the encouragement
of the Ufo of the school, whether as re
lates to culture or couduct.
In which caso every Instance of un
faithfulness In study and of disloyalty
in conduct wilt be felt by all who are
studious and bobaved as a reflection
upon thsmselves, because a reflection
upon their school, and therefore to be
resisted and avenged, not as on inter
ference with the rights of the culprit,
nor as an intrusion into the providence of
the teacher, but In fulfilment of obli
gations devolved upon pupils and teacher
alike, because Joint members of a com
If I were to tench school nrdn 1
would start In by laying down the prin
ciple Just .stated, and would Insist upon
every pupil conjoining with me In main
taining, in every way in his power, the
educational life and the moral principle
of the school, giving to the school to that
extent the character of a republlo in
which each. Is responsible for all and all
responsible for each.
A Duty that Every Man Owes to Tboso
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