Young housewives obliged to practice strict economy will sympathize with the sad experience of a Washington woman.
When her husband returned home one evening he found her dissolved in tears, and careful questioning elicited the reason for her grief.
"Dan," said she, "every day this week I have stopped to look at a perfect love of a hat in Mme. Louise's window. Such a hat, Dan, such a beautiful hat! But the price - well, I wanted it the worst way, but just couldn't afford to buy it."
"Well, dear," began the husband recklessly, "we might manage to - "
"Thank you, Dan," interrupted the wife, "but there isn't any 'might' about it. I paid the cook this noon, and what do you think? She marched right down herself and bought that hat!" - Edwin Tarrisse.