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■ The grotesquely
tragic thing about
martyrdom is that
it is almost always
sary. The martyr
need not be a mar
tyr if he or she had
an inch of back
bone, or a thimble
ful of good, hard
horse sense. This
is particularly true
of the domestic
martyr who is not a
pin feathered angel,
as she Is painted,
but Just a plain
goose. The thing that calls forth the
above heartfelt words is the case of a
joung friend of mine. This girl ia
the oldest of a large family, and when
her mother died four years ago, she
became the little house mother to the
family. She was only 16 then. She is
but 20 now, at the very age when a
girl shouM be most care-free and
happy, for these few years are the
playtime in the average woman's life,
and the only playtime she ever knows.
Instead of that, this girl has cooked,
end cleaned, and washed, and mended,
r.nd sewed for her father and four
liusky brothers and a little sister only
a year younger than herself. She Is
♦he most Industrious little creature In
the world, and the best manager and
a real genius In one of the finest of
The father, the four big brothers
and the sister all go out to work and
earn good salaries, but the girl who
stays at home and slaves from morn
ing till night to make the balance of
them comfortable and give them just
the sort of things they want to eat.
Is paid not one cent for her labor.
Furthermore the wage earners of
tho family have figured down her
housekeeping expenses to the last pos
sible penny, ami she is not given one
cent more than the actual cost of
food and fuel and rent on which to
run the place. And, as if this wasn't
enough tyranny and stinginess, they
complain bitterly when she doesn't
j Their Married Life
By MABEL HERBERT URNER
It was Helen's nature to nurse a
grievance. Even a very slight griev
ance, if she dwelt long enough upon
it, would take on alarming propor
And now she had brooded over Mrs.
Thurston's insolent refusal to return
the money she owed her, until it had
become an obsession. She could think
of nothing else.
It was not now merely the loss of
the twenty-live dollars —it had gone
far beyond that. Had she had It
Helen would have given ten times
that much for the satisfaction of
making Mrs. Thurston return the
Even the mildest and gentlest of
women, when thoroughly aroused, are
capable of all the feline ferocity. And
Helen was now thoroughly aroused.
She was consumed with a feverish
desire for revenge.
What could she do that would
hurt Mrs. Thurston most. She could
write to her husband! Helen shrank
from this thought—yet Mrs. Thurston
would be callous to anything else. It
was only through her husband that
she COULD hurt her!
Why shouldn't she write him? A
husband is responsible for his wife's
debts. Lashed on by the Increasing
bitterness and intensity of her brood
ing*, Helen finally wrote the note.
It was a relief to her boiling indig
nation just to write it, even though
nhe knew it would never be sent. It
is both safe and expedient to give
vent to one's rankling resentment in
letters —that are never posted.
"My dear Mr. Thurston —It may In
terest you to know that Mrs. Thurs
ton borrowed twentv-tlve dollars from
me almost two months ago, which she
promised to return in two weeks. She
has not only failed to return the
money, but has refused to speak to me
over the phone, and has insolently Ig
nored my letter. lam so Indignant at
lier attitude that I feel justified in
writing to you. Very truly yours.
I "HELEN L. CURTIS."
V This note not only relieved Helen's
That Hungry Boy
must have something besides bread-and
butter-and-jam and books and sermons to
grow on, to study on, to play on. For the
growing youngsters nothing equals
the food that builds muscle and bone and
brain —a natural, elemental food —contain-
ing no yeast, no baking powder or chem
icals of any kind—just the pure wholewheat
grain, steam-cooked, shredded and baked.
Better than porridges for children because
the crispness of the shreds compels
thorough mastication which not only de
velops sound teeth, but is the first process
Always heat the Biteuit in oven to reitore crispnesa.
Two Shredded Wheat Biscuits with hot milk or cream
will supply all the energy needed for a half day's work.
Deliciously nourthing when eaten in combination with
baked apples, (tewed prune*, diced banana* or canned
or preserved fruit*. Try toacted Triicuit the Shredded
Wheat Wafer for luncheon with butter, cheese or mar
im (Mr Br The Shredded Wheat Company, Ni M .rs Falls, n. f.
By DOROTHY DIX
set at tenderloin steak table on a stew
meat Income, and when it isn't forth
coming the girl Is blamed for not
making one dollar do the work of
Nothing could be grayer or more
forlorn than this little housewife's
life, and it offers no prospect of im
provement. She can never save up
any money because she has none to
save. She cannot dress prettily and
go to places of amusement, as does
her sister who has her own pay en
velope. She cannot even look forward
to marrying, because her family can
nily discourage men callers because
they don't want to lose their cook.
Besides which Cinderella in the
kitchen hasn't got as good a chance
as the wicked sister In the parlor, no
matter what the fairy tales say. So
all that this girl sees in the way of a
future Is slaving for her family until
her brothers and sisters get married
and she Is old, and will have to go and
be a dependent on some in-law who
doesn't want her.
She's a domestic martyr if there
ever was one, but there isn't a particle
of use in her being roasted at tho
stake. She's got the remedy in her
hands if she'll only use it. So has
every other domestic woman who Is
misused, and put upon In her own
And the remedy is just to go on a
strike. If this girl would turn out
her gas range and go and sit herself
down In her parlor and present an
ultimatum to her family to the effect
that there would not be another meal
cooked in that house nor another bed
made nor another floor swept nor
another button sewed on until justice
was done her and a satisfactory finan
cial arrangement made, she could get
out of the martyr class before you
could say scat.
She should demand a fair house
keeping allowance to be made her, or
else she should turn in her butcher
book and grocery book and expense
accounts to the family, and let them
divide it out among themselves.
And above all, she should demand
an adequate salary for her own serv
| pent-up feelings, it also suggested a
\ brilliant idea. She would send the
j note—but to MRS. Thurston, with 'the
! warning that unless the money was
j returned at once Mr. Thurston would
| receive a copy at a very early date.
Helen's thoughts capered gleefully
I around this idea. Mrs. Thurston would
,be as anxious and worried and un
j happy as she AV ANTED her to be!
! And undoubtedly she would send the
money, for she stood much in awe of
] her husband. It was to keep him
I from knowing that she had exceeded
| liis very generous allowance that she
! had had to borrow.
| Helen made several drafts of a let
! ter to Mrs. Thurston before she finally
| produced what she considered a maa
j terplece of brevity and effectiveness.
"My dear Mrs. Thurston —Possibly
j you may care to glance over the en
closed note, a copy of which I intend
to mail to your husband unless I re
ceive the mony you owe me by return
j "As I have never in my life borrowed
' a cent from you or from any one else,
; 1 feel under no obligations to bear
i the burden of your extravagance. You
1 prevailed upon my generosity to lend
| you this money to help you out of an
j embarrassing situation, and now that
you insolently Ignore this debt I feel
j that I am quite justified in writing to
! your husband. Very truly yours,
"HELEN L. CURTIS."
With a glow of satisfaction, Helen
diapatched this letter, note enclosed,
by special delivery.
All goody-goody precepts to the con
trary, there is a certain satisfaction
in "getting even" when you feel that
you have been outrageously Imposed
upon. And for the rest of that day
Helen basked complacently in the
soothing appeasement of retaliation.
She spent many pleasant moments
| picturing Mrs. Thurston's chagrin and
! rage when she read the letter. Mrs.
Thurston no doubt considered her
weakly yielding and incapable of
"fighting back," for she had once
criticised her for being entirely too
We talk a lot about family affection,
but as a matter of fact there are no
other people in the world who Impose
on us so ruthlessly as our own. ft Is
only his own wife, or daughter, that
a man expects to slave in a kitchen
eight or ten hours a day for her board
a ! . clothes he chooses to
give her. Strangers have some regard
f° r «■ woman's individual rights, but
if she gets them In the family circle,
she s got to stand up and fight for
Heretofore women have regarded
themselves as helpless. They have
felt that they had to submit to any
treatment that their menkind accord
W hat am I to do?" one will ask.
" work harder than any slave. I
economize and pinch until 1 get the
last squeal out of every nickel, but
my husband never gives mo a penny
of my own. I have to go to him like
a beggar every time I want a spool
° r thread or carfare, and before I get
it I have to tell what I expect to do
with it; and after I have spent it I
have to tell what I did do with It. I
realize that this isn't fair. I do just
as much work as my husband docs,
and am just as much a factor in his
prosperity, but how am I to collect
what Is due me? I'd be glad and
thankful to get the wages of a cook
paid me as wages, for my very own
to spend as I like."
To this women I say also: Go out!
strike, madam. Don't do another'
lick of work. Don't turn another
domestic wheel until you force fair
settlement out of your husband. Just!
one day of the confusion worse con-1
founded of a home In which nobody
has washed the baby nor dressed the
children or cleared the table or swept
the floors or provided any food or
done any of the other millions of «
thinßs that a housewife attends to
every day, will convince n husband 1
that the laborer is worthy of her hire,
even if she is his wife. ;
So I repeat again that there is no!
reason for a woman to be a domestic
martyr unless she really enjoys mar-1
tyrdom. Vou can bring any man to'
terms by interfering with his conduct. I
abject towards Warren, claiming that'
unless she asserted herself more, any
man would "lord it over her."
But Mrs. Thurston would learn that
because a woman chooses to be
plastic In the hands of the man she
loves, is no reason why she will not
stand fiercely for her rights if she
is imposed upon by another woman.
V es, this would be a very salutary
lesson for Mrs. Thurston, and one
that she had brought upon herself by'
her breach of faith and her Insolence.
It was that same evening, while
they were at dinner, that the door bell
rang and a messenger boy stalked in,
taking a letter from out his cap. •
"Here, Helen, it's for you," Warren
tossed over the missive as he signed
With a fork Helen ripped open the
envelope, her heart beating ium
phantly as a folded check fell out. So
her ruse had been successful!
But as she read the letter her face
"My dear Mrs. Curtis:
"To prevent you from having any
more hysterics over this matter, I
hasten to send you your twenty-five
dollars. Had I known that you were
in such desperate need of tills small
sum, I would certainly have returned
it before this. It is needless to suv 1
regret that I ever borrowed it. Your
frantic efforts to get it back have been
a most amusing revelation of your
character. Very truly yours,
"ELIZABETH B. THURSTON."
What's the matter?" demanded
Warren, as he saw her deepening!
"Nothing; only Mrs. Thurston re
turned that money."
"She did, eh? Well that's a darn
sight more than I thought she'd do.
What's wrong? You don't look over
"Oh, the note—the insolent note she
sent with it!"
"Let's see," holding out his hand.
"No—no, dear, I'd rather not,"
"Nonsense, let me see it!"
Reluctantly Helen yielded the note.
' Huh, stirred up the old dame,
didn t you ?" as he read it. "But what
do you care what she writes, as long
as you get the money?"
Oh, I DO care." Helen was now
tearing up the note with fierce, catch
ing sobs. "I'll never—NEVER," pas
sionately, "lend anybody another cent
as long as I live!"
"Good! That's the stuff."
"To prevent me from being 'hysteri
cal'!" bitterly, quoting the note. "'An
amusing revelation of my character!
And now she'll go around tellinj;
everybody about it. I can just HEAR
her telling Mrs Stevens that 3 lent
her a few dollars and wouldn't let her
rest until I got It back."
"What if she does? The main thing
is shes PAID UP! Of course she's
mad—mad as a hatter. Thought she
was going to beat you out of It. You
must have put the screws on pretty
hard to bring her around."
"Yes, I did write her a strong letter
but I didn't say anything half as hate
ful as she's said in this."
cares a whoop what she
says? insisted Warren. "You've got
your money back You've pulled off a
whacking good stunt to make her
come across. What more do vou
But even Warren's approval could
not stop Helen's cheeks from burning
or take away the sting of those two
cutting sentences in Mrs. Thurston's
Why should she be made to feel
small and contemptible when she had
been in the right all along? Because I
she hnd generously lent this money
this was her reward!
lf hn<l as mercenary as
Mrs. Thurston so scornfully implied
she would never have given her the
money. She would simply have said
that she did not have it; Mrs. Thurs
ton would have remained her friend
and she would have been spared all
But because she had been generous
because she had tried to help a friend
lout of an embarrassing situation, the
| result was that she had made of that
friend an enemy. She hnd received a
note, the stinging insolence of which
would rankle for months, and she
had laid herself liable to be merci
lessly talked about.
Every one to whom Mrs. Thurston
would repeat a distorted, garbled
, version of this story would consider
her mercenary and cattish.
SERMON BY THE REV. MARSHALL
Special to The Tttrgraph
Marietta. Pa.. March 23.—The Rev
. William H. Marshall, of Harrlsburg]
for the eighteenth consecutive time on
Saturday night delivered the annual
sermon to Cassiopeia Lodge, No. 170!>
I Odd Fellows. In the Bethel church
| here. The Rev. I. AV. West, pastor,
and the Rev. John Fairfax, assisted.
Aston's full brass orchestra, of Co
lumbia, furnished the music. The
I event was the thirty-ninth anniversary
lof the founding of the organization.
Says Dandruff In a Pre
THE HAIR AND BCALP—PART lb
Seborrhea, the medical name for dand
ruff, Is so common an affliction that many
people accept It as a matter of course
and take no steps to cure or prevent It.
This Is a wrong attitude, for, properly
speaking:, dandruff 1B a disease which. If
not checked, may lead to serious conse
quences. Most oases of falling; hair or
baldness are proceded by an appearance
of excessive dandruff; neglected dandruff
may result in eczema, and the presence of
dandruff even In a mild degree shows
that the scalp Is not acting In a normal
There Is a natural shedding of the skin
continually going on all over the body.'
Infrequent Bhampoolng or lack of sys
tematic brushing of the hair results In an
accumulation of this scurf on the scalp;
in some cases It leads to excessive dry
ness of the scalp and In others excessive
activity of the oil glands causes the oil
to mix with the dandruff.
Beware of the Sharp Comb.
Dandruff should not be allowed to gath
er on the scalp, but It should never be
scraped off roughly or with a sharp comb.
A fine comb will remove dandruff, but It
may Irritate the scalp and carry away
Begin treatment by gently rubbing the
scalp with sweet oil or vaseline, leaving
this on over night so as to thoroughly
soften the crust. In the morning sham
poo the head vigorously according to di
rections that will be given and when
nearly dry apply a tonic containing a
direct specific for the bacteria that In
fects dandruff. Resorcln and bl-clorlde of
mercury are regarded as effective for
this purpose and most dandruff remedies
contain either one or the other. This
treatment should be repeated whenever
there Is any accumulation of dandruff.
The scalp should be well aired every day
and treated to a few minutes' scalp mas
sage, full directions for which will be
given In a following lesson.
As dandruff Is often the result of ob
structions in the working of the sebaceous
and sweat glands in the scalp, massage,
by Improving the circulation and remov
ing the torpidity of the scalp, will over
come this difficulty.
Eczema Is characterized by Itching; and
the presence of scales on a red, raw sur
face. When such is the case keep thesa
•pots covered with carbolated vaseline op
have your druggist prepare you a sulphur
lotion. Water should not be used on th#
•calp If eczema is present: keep it clean
With sweet oil and brush the hair well.
To be continued.
General Castro Found in
Port of Spain, Trinidad
By Associated Press
Port of Spain, Trinidad, March 23.
—General Cipriano Castro, former
dictator of Venezuela, whose where
abouts had been unknown for several
months, was discovered here to-day.
A party of detectives last night
raided a hotel occupied almost solely
by Venezuelans, and found there 4 0,-
000 rounds of ammunition and a few
revolvers. This discovery led to a
further raid early to-day. The police
proceeded to a house which had been
occupied for several months by Gen
eral Carmelo Castro, a brother of the
former president. Armed with a
search warrant they went over the
place. Among the effects of the oc
cupants they found only one revolver
and a few cartridges.
Special to The Telegraph
Gettysburg, Pa., March 23.—Miss
Mary Weldner, daughter of Mrs. Sid
ney Weidner, and Earl P. Weidner, of
Menallen township, were united in
marriage. The bride is postmistress
at Flora Dale and the groom is one
of Mcnallen's prosperous farmers.
CHURCH GETS BEQUEST
Special to The Telegraph
Blain, Pa., March 23. —Zlon's Re
formed church at this place, by the
last will and testament of the late
Daniel Smith, a lifelong resident of
this community and member of the
Reformed church, was bequeathed the
amount of $475.
Is Your Baby's
The United States AH
Government has ex-
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in every 100 only 8
Yet from the other ninety-two, kept as you would not keep your
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It is not necessary to be continually fuss
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the one great fashion novelty shown
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