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Plea for a
By VIRGINIA T. VAN DE "WATER.
"The day. Is long." said the unhappy
wire, "the day ! longl"
She was talking to a young woman who
had been married ror several, years, as
suring her that "husbands bear watch"
"But my husband' Is at home with mo
every evening," said the young matron.
"Bo I know he Is all right."
2"he older woman shook her head and
made the remark quoted above. ,
f'AIt men must bo watched," she In
sisted. 'Tile price of a falthrul husband
Is-constant ;lgllance on the part of the
wire. Very few man are good, my dear."
This kind o'f talk Is so common among
some women that one wonders how much
of It Is the result of observation, how
much of conviction and how much of It
If It Is the outcome of observation. It Is
a, mistake to tell happy women of such
unfortunate conclusions. If It Is a convlo
tlpn based Upon personal experience
surely one's pride might keep her quiet
on this subject. If this strain of conver
sation Is an affectation, It Is not worth
considering; at least It would not be
were It not for the unhappy fact that It
leads other women to believe that men
are as bod as their traducers declare
them to be. -
For, at the risk of being smiled at as
a credulous person who Is easily duped
by appeatances, I Insist that I believe
tfyat the 'average husband Is faithful to
the wife whom he loves and who Is
faithful to him. I know, as do all of us,
that there are men who ore false to their
marriage vows, Just ao there are men
who are liars and cheats. But If one
pauses to consider the various married
couples one knows wilt bo forced to
admit that among them are many good
husbands; 'Might one not, then',' frown
upon the kind of statement made by the
cynical wife I have mentioned?
"But," she says, "In all my life I have
known less than a half dozen good men."
Truly she had been unlucky 1 For by
"good men" she means men who lead
clean, decent lives. One wonders among
what kind of persons her lot has been
cast And yet, let us listen to anothe:
"To keep a fiusband," she ays, "one
must watch him continually. And one
must also amuse him. It Is not natural
for a husband to be falthrul to a woman
when she ceases to be amusing and at
tractive." to women believe this? If so, Heaven
hfelp them or give them wisdom? .For
they have Indeed been unfortunate, or
Ih'ey are very wrong . In their Ideas.
I do ' not hold any brier ror men,, but
when I hear such opinions as those re
corded above. In my mind 1 see a long
line or men. .whom I wish I .couM chow
to these misanthropic, women, They
stand rorthnot In ones or twos, but In
groups, and' of some of tbem It might b
tald "of. whom the world was not
worthy." Of. . fathers. on CRn but say
th'at they were rood husbands, yet when
sno considers what that means It U
May I Just call attention to a Tew who
shall be namqless here, but who are as
real as lire-and truth. One had' a wlte
afflicted poqr' creature'. with a cancer
of the breast. She was pathetically sen
sitive about having anyone know of her
trouble, and would allow nobody but her
husband to attend to the dressing of the
cancer. This lie did, morning anu night,
for the, years .through which, she lingered
here. He: also saw the children ready for
breakfast and school each day for this
couple,, could afford but one maid, and
that an -indifferent one), sat at the table
wjth them,xhen arranged the sick wom
an's tray with his own hands and took
It.jto her, coaxing her to eat as he chatted
brightly with her, At noontime he would
run home from the , office long enough;
to, look In upon her and "see ir she was
all right" At night he was her nure,:
and read to her when pain, kept her
awake. This- lasted until death freed
Who,. was "amusing" this man? Did
be need "watching?"
Another husband, a newspaper man,
Vco hod a delicate wire and a, still more
delicate and fretful child, would come
home from the office at 2 a, m. and take
care or the nervous baby until break
fast time be fa re he -sought his own bed,'
In, order that the weary mother might
Bleep. Was this the "amusement" he
mbat have or be unralthruir
A certain poor clerk lays aside from
his lunch money each week enough to
bring home a box or choice bonbons to
his wife on Saturday, as that Is what he
used to do before they were married, and.
How to Make
' Better Cough Syrup than
You Can Buy
A Family Supply, flawing 2
A full pint of couph syrup as much
as you could buy for $2.50 can easily
be made at home. You will find nothing
th'at takes hold of tho ordinary cough
irfore quickly, usually conquering it in
side of 24 hour. Excellent, too, for
spasmodic croup, whooping cough, bron
chial asthma and bronchitis.
Mix one pint of granulated sugar with
pint of warm water, and stir for 2
minutes. Put 2Vi ounces of Pinex (fifty
cents' worth) in a pint bottle, then add
the Sugar Syrup. It keeps perfectly.
Take a teaspoonful every one, two or
three hours. , A , ,
This is just laxative enough to help
relieve a cough. Also stimulates the
appetite, which Ja usually upset by a
cough. The taste is pleasant.
' The effect of pine and sugar syrup on
the inflamed membranes is well known.
Pjnex is a most vuluable concentrated
compound of Norway white pine extract,
rich in jruaiacol and other natural
healing pine elements. Other prepara
tions will not work in this combination.
This Pinex and Sugar Syrup remedy
h?8 often been imitated, but the old suc
cessful mixture has never been equaled.
It is now used in more homes than any
bfher cough remedy.
A guaranty of absolute satisfaction,
or money promptly refunded, goes with
this preparation. Your druggist has
Piner, or will get it for you. If not,
send to The Pinex Co., Ft Wayne, Ind.
as she cannot leave the two children, he
never goes out In the evening without
Another and his - name! Is legion, ror
wa all know hlm-Waves iln thehbt city
that his family may summer at "the sea
shore or mountains.
Other husbands work hard that the
pretty womeri bearing their "names may
dress better than they can afford to
drees. Ah, were I to go on telling about
the good husbands I know I coutd fill
And what about the wives? asks some
one. Are they not good, too?
Indeed they are Ood bless themt But
nobody dares say that they are not Men
do not claim that wives "must be
amused," that they "must be watched,"
and if any cad were to suggest thai
"every woman has her price," thert
u.u urw. Ul men reaay w onoKe
,,i iiuB vruru. ou j, uo nui
need to champion the wives. Their hus
bands will do that Since this Is the
case, might It not be well ror wlvea
who know how good husbands can be
to protest when some unfortunate sister
whose husband has been unfaithful to
her states that "all men are allko" or
when some woman who, never having
been a wife or mother, feels qualified
to give expert testimony on. husbands and
fathers says that they are not to bo
Bomeone has written of a cynic that
"Just because there's fallen a snow
flake on Jits forehead.
He must go and fancy that It's Win
ter all the year."
But It Isn't In fact real winter occu
pies only a quarter of the year. And the
husbands who are not good are, I llko
to believe, the exceptions, not the rule,
the few snowflakes In hours full of gen
erous and life-giving sunshine. '
Advice to the Lovelorn
By BEATRICE FAIRFAX
Don't Isolate Yourself.
Dear Miss Fairfax: 1 am a girl of IS
and I never kept company with a young
man yet. I haven't many acquaintances,
but only one lady friend. My relatives
and even my parents "knock" me be
cause I don't go out wun any young
men. Should I remain with this friend,
or try to get other acquaintances? (
Remain true to your friend, of course,
but remaining true to her should not bor
you from making other friends. Oo out
more. Encourage the friendliness or those
your own age. Don't get Into the lone
some habit at your young ears. If "you
are pleasant and friendly and kind; your
circle or rriends will soon widen to In-
elude young men.
Don't Protest Too Mnefci.
Dear Miss Falrrax: I am 25 years old
and deeply In love with a young lady a
few years my Junior. We met a year
ago, and have kept company ever since.
I am sure she loves me. but she doubts
my love. There's not a thinrT I wouldn't
do for her and I love her dearly, hut as
she doubts my love how can 1 prove to
this young lady that I love ber ru(,yj
Perhaps you protest so much of jour
love that you weary her. Try spending
several evenings with her without men
tioning the subjject. This treatment will
result In her asking it you lovo her, In
reply be less sure, less emphatic She
will give more heed to a hair-hearted
avowal than she has given to mp.-e ful
some ones, because she will be Interested.
I am suro the desired result will follow
"My Own Beauty Secrets" ft By Anna Held
No. 5 Beautiful Hcad-Drcsses That Cost Nothing
By ANNA .HELD.
(Heading "Anna Held's AU-Star.. Varlete
Jubilee," Under Management of
Copyright, IMS, Njswa 8ervlce.
Are you making the most of stmple
aids to beauty that you have right at
hand? Or do you sit In a corner like
Cinderella before the ralry god-mothar
brought her dresses or gold and sliver
and priceless Jewels?
Do you think you cannot be lovely un
less you are robed In the creations or ma
belle Parts, and set ofr by plumes or
paradise and osprey and tho priceless
. you t0,y0ur own modem fairy godmother.
across the crown, catch It at tho throat J
with an artificial flower and arrange a
big bunch or these flqwers at your
waist. Now, aren't you a pretty summer
Under the hat I am wearing a wee cap-
T71l "W7t nn
By Eli LA WHEELER WILCOX
Copyright. 1912, by Star Company.
Conversing with a bachelor a rew wteka
since, regarding summer resorts, he re
marked: "I have enjoyed this past sum
mer more than any other ror many years.
I have been so
journing at a re
sort where several
were stopping, and
I confess I found
their society par
ing." "Tell me why?"
I asked. "Is It
than you find them
than our northern
or eastern or west
"No, I cannot
say that I do," he
answered, "I know
the southern girl
ias a reputation, yet were mere beauty
ay in mi m m
plo that will look tliurmunto atop your
soft tresses at the next soiree that Is
party with you. It Is not7 to which you
To make the little cap, which Is a bit
llko what our Narmandle peasants wear,
"XTlA On the
the consideration I should find It dlfflcult
to give the palm to any one locality. In
fact, there is greater variety In types of
beauty to be found among northern girls.
But the quality I find peculiarly pleasing
In the southern glr) Is her affability, her
aeemlng enjoyment or small pleasures.
Sho does not hesitate to tell you she
will be delighted to accept your society
for some occasion when you offer It, and
she tales pains afterward to convince you
how much she enJoyd herself,
"This Is wholly unlike the northern
"She Is dignified and distant, and ac
cept your attentions with an air of con
descension, If not of absolute toleration.
She often Impresses you as being bored
by your gallantries. The New England
girl Is particularly Indifferent, and at
times austere. Perhaps she has been
taught that a man Is piqued to greater
effort'lf a woman Is difficult to approach,
but 1 think the Idea Is a mistaken one.
Men are mere human beings, and they
like to think they are giving pleasure by
Inviting youpg ladles to participate In th.)
s.mmer amusements. They like to thli:
tako a- bit of lace edging your head well
back or the forehead from temple to
To this ndd two more pieces of equal
length, and put them on with a slight out
'ward' flaro, Now, a longer pleco across'
the back will complete the outline or your
cup In trlungutar form.
Kill It in with tulle or net to fit the
hend ' smooth. Now wire tho edge and
line your little cap with a soft, pretty bit
of silk that will bring out the lights In
your own bright eyes. Ah, mudame, you
aro ndorublo. And It cost you? A bit of
patience, some pains and a few stitches.
And now comes a little headdress that
the most fashionable mondalne will envy
you when you set It on your well-brushed,
daintily arranged locks.
The foundation Is a soft satin ribbon
bound llko the Scotch snood about your
head from forehead to tho napo ot tho
neck. Now for a hit or advice. Try to
cultivate a nrt or tendril or two at the
neck to soften tho lino when you dross
your hair high.
From back to rrout or your foundation
ribbon fasten another ribbon. This ex
tends from center front to tho base ot
tho cairruro In hook. And now set two
Girls of the South Their Easy
'ter Companions Than the Northern Belle With the Frigid Manners.
they are agreeable companions and that
an hour or two tn their society Is not a
"Therefore, this affability and cordial
ity of the summer southern girl aro par
ticularly pleasing to them.
I confess I would seek a resort which
I knew was frequonted by the southern
girl far sooner than one where only north
ern belles congregate.
I glvo thin statemr.it Just ror what It
Is worth the opinion or one bachelor.
Tet it Is worth tho consideration of
young women from all localities.
The austere and glacial mannor Is not
Inviting or becoming In a. woman. The
extremely Indifferent youpg woman Is not
the attractive one.
Such an exterior Is sometimes a mask
to a warm heart, but, as a rule, It Is an
evidence of a selfish and self-centered
and egotistical nature.
Again, It Is a cover for painful self,
consclou 'nras the self-consciousness
which Is the result or lack or confidence
and or self-depreciation
The New England girl Is reared with
an Ilea that vanity Is a sr. and she Is
(irossbar loops or the ribbon across It to
run In parallel lines from side to side of
.And, finally, poise daintily and fetch
Ingly on your "snood-ribbon" a scintil
lating butterfly. This Is the secret or
our qulvorlng "I'allllon'a" life: It Is
rashloned, not or gossamer and flower
dow, but or things almost as airy and
rasclnatlngl Cut four wings of fine net
und arrange Iniets or flowers and buds
which you havo taken rrom outward old
lace. Sew the wings thickly with gleam
Inif and scintillating beads ho your butter
fly may be u shimmering delight. Wire
tho odgcH or tho wings with tine lace
wire. And poleo "Pallllon" at the par
ticular spot on the ribbon where he will
make you look most like a flower on
which ho has Junt alighted!
Try my little rnncles; pray do, I think
ynu will find them qultu enchanting. And
I hopo they will Inspira you to Invent ono
of tho necrots of the far-rained charm or
the French womnn, She has skilful ring-
and an appreciation or the Import
ance or dainty accessories to the cos
tume. And a ribbon or a flower well ar
ranged will givo a woman a touch or
very real lowliness.
Cordiality Makes Them Bet-
not accustomed to hearing her personal
charms mentioned In her family.
The old I'urltun fathers left their rigid
Ideas about tho danger and wickedness
or feminine vanity to their descendants.
The southern girl Is reared to hear com
pliments from her cradle up, and to ex
pect them ,from her rather, brother and
rriond. She regards them as ths small
coin or society, and they do not spoil her!
but she Is better flttod to enjoy compan
ionship or the opposite sec than the girl
who has been taught to distrust the man
who pays a compliment and to be on her
guard against flattery.
She Is not afraid q show pleasure !n
the society ot men, because she has
grown up In an atmosphere or gallantry.
She Is no better morally, and usually
not an bright mentally, as the northern
rnuidon, but she Is more affable, more
Sho makes no belter wife or mother
than her sisters or colder climes, but she
makes a better comrads oftentimes for a
season. And the qualities which render
her so agreeable It might be well for the
northern E'n) to emulate.
ny SIRS. FRANK LEARNED.
Author or "The Ktlquel of ths New
Til r-nii-nt -I,. ---- . I..
it advisable to have a comparatively small
wardrobe, but each gown should be
chosen with care and all gpwns and hats
kopt In perfect order. Constance vigilance
must bo practiced It one wou.d bo Well
arcsieu on a nmitea evpenaiture. it is
Important to know how to care ror and
renovate clothes; how to utllite left
over pieces ot silk, velvet or lace! how
to keep skirts, waists, "hats, shots, gloves,
veils and all belongings In good condi
ir but one new cloth dreis can be af
forded In a season, It Is well to choose
it vrv riarW m&tt-lit1. nlaln or rnurh.
One good hat Is more desirable than two
or three cheap ones. A hat of Inconspicu
ous shape, simply trimmed and ot the
best materials Is a tenilble cnoice. A nav
hmitii nvr h nverlA&ded with trim
mings, feathers or flowers. Last year's
winter suit may do. duty as "second oe.
Careful freshening, lining and pressing
by a good tailor will be worth the ex
pense. A rew yards or new oraia win
help wonderMlly In rearranging a coat
.1,1 w Wnlal ranv be altered to look
like new, ir some Jresh trimming !
If one would keep a street dress tn good
order It should never .he worn In the
houie. It should be brushed well ana uio
nUciHl on hangers In o
a mnt should never bo hung by
a loop. Waists should be turned on the
wrong side when removed ana wen airea
An evening dres when removed should
bo hung In a closet not too full pt other
garments. The next day it snouia im
smoothed, mended, It necessary, spots
should be taken out and the dress lata
lightly In a box or drawer nnd covered
with tissue paper, or, ir hung up In a
clotet. It should be covered with a pteca-
or fine muslin.
Hats should bo dusted caretuuy wnun
...a mi in knica nnd covered with
tissue papv or cheeie cloth. To keep
shoes In shape they are placed on trees.
There Is economy In having .several pa ra
or shoes and wearing them alternately
Gloves should bo removed by draw.mx
them Inside out, turning tnem oac
.K.m. nnd smoothing them
UIOW1I1K i.iv... ---
out neatly. Illp " 8'vesl hould bo
mended without ueiay.
(The Head Waitress
"Well, I've been trying to think out
somo scheme to get Marie to forgive me,
said tho Steady Customer to tho Head
Waitress In the Cafe d'Enfant. "It's
very depressing to come In here and haVe
as pretty a paahler as she la look coldly
over my head, especially as I never had
anything but the kindest thoughts about
her." 1 v ,
"You had no business to accuse her or
being dippy over a mounted cop," said
tho Head Waitress, "Just because she
happened to pose leaning against one of
the police hosses. I understand her
steady feller, Jimmy Ball, la sore about
"Jimmy Ball?" echoed tho Steady Cus
tomer. "Who's he?"
"He's a fine chap," said tho Head
Waitress. "He'a secretary, of the Btreet
Car club, or something Ilka that. Eddl
MaoFhano was telling me about him.
Eddlo's In the Corporate Consul's offlcei
and he knows overybody. But what's
your scheme to make up with Marie?"
"I havo written her a touching' poem,"
said the Steady Cutomer.
"It will have to be some toucher to
nauare things between her and .ypu,''
said the Head Waitress.
"It Is," replied the Steady Customer
"I'll road It to you."
"The world Is dark and dreary,
Because 1 miss your smile, -And
lire Is very weary
I'm grieving all the while;
I didn't mean to hurt you
By what I said or dono.
But only to divert you
And havo. a little fun.
I hopo I am forgiven,
Because, 'twlxt you and me,
By heart Is deeply riven,
My pretty friend, Marie."
"That Is certainly some sob atut
sald the Head Waitress. "If I wao &
girl I'd forgive you anything. It must
be grand to bo able to write 'pomes like
"Tee, It is quite some art," said the
Steady Customer loftily. "I hope Mario
"I guess she will," replied the Head
Waitress, "but If she ever ahowa It to
Jimmy Ball he'll knock your block ofr."
Sage Tea Puts Life
and Color in Hair
Don't stay gray! Sage Tea and 8uJ
pliur darkens hair so naturally
that nobody can tell.
You can turn gray, faded hair beau
tifully dark and lustrous almost over
nliht If you'll get a M cent bottle of
"Wyeth's Sage and Sulphur Hair Rem
edy" at any drug store. Millions of bot
tles of this old, famous Sage Tea Recipe
are sold annually, says a well known
druggist here, because It darkens the
hair so naturally and evenly that no one
can tell It has been applied.
Those whose hair Is turning gray, be
coming faded, dry. scraggly and thin
have a surprise awaiting them, because
after one or two applications the gray
hair vanishes and your locks become lux
uriantly dark and beautiful all dandruff
goes, scalp Itching and falling hair stops.
This Is the sge or youth. Clrar-hsJred,
unattractive folks aren't wanted around,
so got busy with Wyeth's Sage and Sul
phur tonight and you'll be delighted
with your dark, handsome hair and youi
youthful appearance within a fewjdayt
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