Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, November 16, 1918, Image 5

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    " When a Girl "
A New, Romantic Serial Dealing With the Absorbing
Problems of a Girl Wife
"What a wonderful day for the
races!" cried Jim, enthusiastically,
and then he went on without pause,
"Now be sure you have it all clear,
Anne. You're to pick me up at the
west grate of the factory, half a mile
down the side road—the first to the
rigrht after you cross the bridge.
You'll make it by two, I should say;
that is, if Terry calls for you at
He had been talking like that
from his first moment of waking—
talking in rapid staccato jerks as
if he feared what I would say if he
gave me an opening. And his eyes
avoided the corner of the table where
still lay huddled the coins and bills
he had won from Neal in last night's
Before he went he marched over
with an air of sheepish amusement
and touched the pile of money with
an accusing forefinger.
"I told you to make the kid take
that money. Why didn't you?" he
"He wouldn't!" I tried to reply as
lightly. "Said he lost it fairly
enough—and to-day is pay day."
"You make him take it," ordered
Jim gruffly—and kissing me with
an air of hardly knowing that my
lips were raised to meet his, he was
Neal, however, wouldn't take the
"Jim won it fairly enough, didn't
he? What's he want to make all
this fuss about Tell you what, Anne
—you buy a couple of pounds of the
best candy and bring the boxes along
to the girls to-day. Be sure and get
some carmels—l'll bet Phoebe loves
"All right—but it won't take all
this money. What a dear, generous
lad you are. Neal."
Neal's face crimsoned and he cross
ed over and took my hands in his.
"Get yourself a veil or some shoe
laces with the fifty or ninety cents
that's left," he almost stammered.
Then more seriously, "Anne—Babb
sie dear—if you think I'm generous
you'll remember that to my credit
some day in case you don't Just ap
prove of everything I've done!"
"What do you mean, dear?" I cried
in grave concern.
"Oh, nothing special. I was Just
But after he had gone and I hur
ried through my work, I couldn't
take my mind from the puzzling con
duct of my husband —and my broth
er. It didn't do to attempt to dismiss
it all with a laughing "men are
queer." For that, I realized, did not
cover the case of Jim and the game
of dice he had so elaborately refused
to discuss—nor yet of Neal's plea
for mercy—"some day when he need
ed it."
I was still In the midst of work
and conjecture when the phone rang,
and Evvy's hushed, throaty little
voice came to me with a gurgle of
"My dear, I've had the most gor
geous inspiration. Sheldon and I
have a date for the Hardcgriff Motor
Cup races to-day, and it just struck
me that if both he and I took our
cars, the whole Harrison family could
come—if only you'll arrange it for
me at this lute date."
"I'm afraid that's impossible," I
began, remembering Virginia's im
plied attitude toward the tribe of
But Evvy wouldn't be refused.
She urged and pleaded and insisted,
and finally in a sort of whirl of dis
comfort, I found myself arranging
that she and Sheldon should Join
forces with us.
So Sheldon's battleship-gray "tor-
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pedo" drew up to our door at about
the same time Terry's maroon tour
ing car brought Betty and Jim's sis
ters to call for Neal and me. Shel
don's joy at seeing Virginia masked
her well-bred but icy nod to Evvy,
but things congealed again when
Sheldon begged Virginia to come in
his car, and with an aloof air she
Of course he felt terriftly snubbed,
since he couldn't know that it was
Evvy she was avoiding and not him.
To cover his discomfiture, he asked
Terry to spare him a passenger or
two—"young Neal now and Miss
Phoebe, for instance."
Phoebe and Neal were overjoyed,
and a gleam of pleasure came into
Evvy's narrowed eyes but the spark
didn't last long, for now Virginia
turned to Terry and from him to
"Oh, dear Captain Winston, since
you aren't the stickler for formal
ity I've learned to believe all you
dear English to be, will you help
me make amends to Mr. Blake for
my curt refusal of his Invitation —
and release me, along with these
children, to chaperon the big gray
This meant Virginia was going
to keep Neal and Phoebe under her
out on a cold world. Smoothly,
though with high color that meant
annoyance, she turned to Virginia.
"If you've quite decided, Mrs. Dal
ton—perhaps I'm safe to plan to be
with my dear Anne?"
If I hadn't been so sorry for Evvy
I might have been annoyed at her
appropriating me as her "dear Anne"
right before Virginia. But a more
annoying appropriation followed
when we picked Jim up. Evvy turn
ed to him with a wistful sweetness
I'm sure no man could have resist
"Jimmie boy, I'm the odd one in
this party. You won't make me feel
that an old friend like me is hope
lessly—in the way, will you?"
Her tone suggested that every one
had made her feel like an In
truder—and I knew that it must ap
peal to everything chivalrous in my
boy's nature.
"Y'ou're Just an added Joy, Evvy,"
returned the Eternal Masculine.
In another moment Evvy was
nestled up to Jim, and exclaimed, with
a little air of confiding:
"Jimmie, boy," do you remember
what wonderful 'hunches' I used to
have? That time at the Vanderbilt
Cup six years ago—'and the next fall
at Sheepshead Bay?"
On and on went her flow of "do
you remembers?" and "have you ever
forgottens?" Betty never excluded
me from her reminiscences of the
days in France—which wonderful as
they were, after all, could be no more
strange and alien to me than this
discussion of motor races, none of
which I had seen. But unlike Betty,
Evvy appropriated my husband and
shut me out. I sat desolately hold
ing Neal's box of candy—not willing
to eat it all alone, and not daring to
intrude by offering it to anyone. The
driver's seat, where Betty and Terry
rode side by side, seemed very far
Jim and Evvy drew closer—closer.
Their voices fell to whispers. Sud
denly my husband drew away and
sat erect —alert, vibrating with pur
pose. And now he spoke loud
loud enough for me to hear:
"I'll follow your hunch, Evvy.
Every cent I have with me goes on
that Yankee Kid—Greyson. And If
I win, name your reward.
Evvy laughed and slid her hand
into Jim's "to shake on it." He ap
peared not to notice her. He was
tense again feverish like the
Bringing Up Father - Copyright, 1918, International News Service -*- By McMamm
strange Jim who had sat shaking
dice with my young brother the night
(To Be Continued).
Advice to the Lovelorn
I am a girl of 20, passably looking
—in fact, some people think, pretty.
A year ago I started to go about with
a young man of different nationality.
We love each other dearly, and after
he has returned from France we ex
pect to get married, but here the dif
ficulty lies.
Mother won't hear to it. After the
war she expects to go to Alaska with
my sisters and brothers. I'd be a sad
stranger here if they went without
me, so, without being sentimental, my
heart is torn in two. I know that the
chief objection mother has to Tom is
his nationality, which is Spanish; but
1 think that has hothing to do with
love as long as we commonly agree
that we are Americans.
Thousands of women have felt
those opposing tugs at the heart.
Rhea. And it's a matter in which no
outsider can be of any. real help. Do
you care enough for your lover to
leave your own people and marry
him? If you love him enough perhaps
the question will answer itself. If
you don't, marriage is a risky thing.
I have been going about with a man
of 21 for two years secretly, I being
18. One day my mother, who is a
widow, happened to see us, and dis
approved. We did not heed her, he
telling me that before being called to
service he would send his parents to
explain. But this did not happen. Be- ,
fore he went into the service he asked
me to wait for him, as he loved no
one else. . , ..
Now he has written me a letter,
addressing it to my home, which has
caused me much trouble. My mother
has told me to write for your advice,
as she does not think it proper for me
to answer him. _ _
F. R.
Surelv your mother is entirely
right. There is no excuse for secret
love affairs, and they are sure to re
sult in unhappiness. 1 am afraid you
have had more liberty than is wise
for a girl of your age. Since this
young man plainly prefers secrecy to
openness, and for no reason, the only
thing for you to do is to break with
I have been going about with a girl
friend for the past two years. We
both love each other very dearly and
expect to be engaged wh,en we are
of age. I do not go out with other
girls and give all of my attention to
he [n all that time I have never been
invited to her home, although I am
intimate with all of her family. If
I have an appointment I always lia\e
to wait for lier in the street.
Do you think that is righC.
Certainly the girl should ask you
to call and you should meet all her
family in her home if. as you say, you
expect to become engaged to her.
.1... Mln.
a walk. I meet a certain sailor boy,
whom I do not know, except by sight.
He is very goodlooking and manly.
Often. I see him three times on the
avenue in one evening. Not being of
the tlirting kind, he never said
"Hell" vet but just simply stares at
me with his big black eyes. Would
[t be considered improper for us to
greet one another without an intro
duction, which is Practically impos
sible, as he doesn't know my friends,
nor do I know his. IRENE.
I do not believe In making casual
nnoes If vou cannot be in
troduced in the regular way don t
Lreet this sailor boy. Try to see if
you cannot meet him through mutual
I called up a friend of mine at a
camp in Brooklyn and was connected
wRh P some other man bythesame
nnme as my friend was on ship.
He'spoke to me and said he would
like to become acquainted with me.
He asked me to come down to sec
him, as he is restricted and cannot
* e Do°you"hink r it is proper formcto
write to hint and go down to see
It would be most improper for you
to BO to see this man. You would put
yourself in a false light and possibly,
subject yourself to humiliation.
Jersey City, N. J., Nov. 16.—1n sus- ,
pending sentence on Robert Clarke,
aged 41, Judge Mulqueen yesterday
defined the status of a man on parole
under a suspended sentence. In per
mitting Clarke to go he said:
"Remember you are on parole. You
are like a fish. I've got you on a 1
line and I can reel you in and can let
you out as I like. It Is up to you
to be a good fish."
Honks with Yanks
flv t (Best Corn FlaKes)
Beat the
V? Wor l d m
"There's nothing sure about the
army," a young lieutenant fresh
from an interview with his colonel
observed to me ruefully not long
ago, "except that whatever you do
you are sure to be wrpng."
I am reminded of' that boy's
poignant confession whenever 1
am asked to pass judgment upon
some phase of that most uncertain of
human problems—the marriage ques
tion. Whatever advice one has to of
fer on the subject is more apt to be
mistaken, especially nic Happens to
touch on the matter of a choice.
The matches which seem to us or
dained of heaven are often the very
ones to blow up in a few years, or
even months, in a reek of brimstone
and sulphur. Those over which we
shake our heads and sigh in dark
foreboding are like as not to turn
out idyls of domestic beatitude.
The people who appear to us most
suitable for each other are seldom so
regarded by themselves, and if co
erced or cajoled into matimony gen
erally succeed in making each other
thoroughly miserable.
Indeed, marriage is so distinctly a
personal question for the two people
most concerned, based upon such
subtly individual shadings of attrac
tion and congeniality, that 1 doubt if
any outsider —even the closest and
most disinterested —is privileged to
For instance, I have a letter from
a girl in Chicago who says that for
the past three years she has been in
love with a young man a year older
than herself. About six months after
their romance commenced they had
the usual lovers' quarrel and parted,
but in due season a reconciliation
between them was effected and the
old footing resumed.
At least that was the girl's under
standing, and she was happy in the
belief that at last the course of true
love was about to run smooth. But
during the period of estrangement
the man, it seems, had been paying
attention to another girl, and lie
soon was led to confess that this
other was the woman he really cared
That, of course, brought about a
definite and final separation, but al
though the girl tried to forget him
to absorb herself in other interests,
she found it impossible. At business
—for she is employed in a respons
ible position—his haunting image
was constantly rising between her
and her work. She had no heart for
amusement or entertainment of any
kind. Other men were attracted to
ward her, but she found only bore
dom in their society. Her unhappf
ness and yearning amounted to ac
tual suffering.
And then, after two years, there
recently came a letter from "over
there." He is now v captain in the
American Expeditionary Forces and
is still single. Moreover, he writes
that their alienation was all a
ghastly mistake. She is the only
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Draw from one to two and so on
to the end
girl he loves, the only girl he ever
did love. When he broke with her,
he simply yielded to the counsels of
some well-meaning friends who re
garded the other woman as a more
suitable match for him, and he has
suffered for his defection —suffered
as deeply as she. Can she not for
give him, he asks —forgive him and
take him back when he returns?
The members of her family—her
parents and brothers and sisters—all
say no. They argue rather cogently
that the man who was persuaded to
jilt her once might easily be pre
vailed upon to do so again, and in
sist there is no dependence to be
placed in him.
The presence of another suitor In
the offing whom they evidently con
sider a more advantageous prospect,
lends force to their protests. Never
theless, in spite of their disapproval,
the girl has decided to forgive her
soldier and give him another chance.
She wants to know if I think she has
made a mistake.
j In her specific case, and if nothing
i can be shown to the man's discredit
1 other than the facts presented in her
letter, I should say she has done the
only wise and prudent thing; and,
generally speaking, I would far ra
; ther trust a girl's happiness to her
' individual choice—what we call the
process of natural selection—than to
that of her friends and relatives.
I That is, if love were all. The
l "Willie Baxters" of seventeen and the
j romantic school girls with their hair
: down their backs cannot be permitted
Ito wed at their own sweet will,
j Neither may the shielded, unsophis
i ticated daughter entirely dependent
ion her parents, iviarnage entails
questions of finance and of grave re
But a young woman like this one
who is beyond the age of matinee he
roes, who is earning her own living,
and who through her contact with
! the world should be capable of judg
! ing between a hawk and a haudshaw,
I ought to be far more competent to
decide for herself than any one for
And with woman's fuller economic
freedom the day will come when in
termeddling in such matters, no mat
| ter by whom, will be looked upon as
jan impertinence. Then love will be
i all, and the marriage institution will
I recover some of its lost prestige.
To Consolidate Two
TTelegraph Systems Soon
Washington, Nov. 16. —Investiga-
tion into the feasibility of consoli
dating Western Union and Postal
telegraph facilities begun by a special
committee when the government as
sumed wire control last summer, has
been 'completed.
Orders providing for the consolida
tion in some cities over the country
probably will be issued shortly.
Many striking customs of their
past are preserved by some American
Indians, and of these none is more
Interesting than a peculiar practice
yet followed by the Sioux of the
Devil's L.ake reservation. It uppears
on competent authority that from
time immemorial these Sioux have
adhered to an etiquette whereby it
is the bounden duty of the host to
supply his guest with ail the food he
may desire, and as u rule the appor
tionment set before the visiting In
dian is in excess of the capacity of a
single man. On the other hand, by
the same custom, the guest is obliged
to eat all that is placed before him.
or he grossly insults his entertainer.
Now, it was found that this prac
tice would cause hardships, but, in
stead of dispensing with the custom,
I the Indian method or reasoning was
applied, and what is known as the
professional eater was brought to the
front. While the guest is supposed
to eat all that is placed before him,
it serves the same purpose if his
neighbor assists in devouring the
bountiful repast, the main object be
ing to have the plate clean when the
meal shall be finished.
In order to ensure the final con
sumption of the allotted portion, visit
ing Indians call upon these profes- |
sional eaters, whose duty It is to sit
beside them through a meal and eat
what the guest eats.
The professional eaters are never
looked upon in the light of guests,
but more as traveling companions
with a particular duty to perform. It
is stated that one of the professional
eaters was known to have disposed of
seven pounds of beef at a sitting. I
Why Stay Fat?
You Can Reduce
The answer of most fat people Is j
that It is too hard, too troublesome ,
and too dungerous to force the weight
down. However, in Marmola Pre- i
scription Tablets, all these difficulties
are overcome. They are absolutely
harmless, entail no dieting or exercise,
and have the added advantage of
cheapness. A large caße is sold by
druggists at 75c. Or If preferable,
they can be obtained by sending price
direct to the Marmola Co., 864 Wood
ward Ave., Detroit, Mich. Now that
you know this you have no excuse
for being too fat, but can reduce
two, three or four pounds a week
without fear of bad after-effects.
Cameron and Maclay
Boys and Girls Put
11th Ward Over Top
The school boys and girls of Har
risburg have done splendidly in the
drive just closing. Not only have
the Victory Boys and Girls raised
large sums, but the ward quotas have
been materially increased by con
tributions from teachers and pu
For example, late yesterday, just
as Chairman James P. McCullough
had concluded that it was impossible
for the Eleventh ward to go over
the top, the telephone bell rang
and he was informed that the teach
ers and pupils of the Maclay build
ing had raised $ll3 for the war work
and would contribute it through the
Eleventh ward committee.
This cheered Mr. McCullough
mightily, but the ward was still un
dr its quota. Suddenly the tele
phone jangled again and the Cam
eron building, a much larger school,
reported that the teachers had con
tributed $ll4, the little boys and
girls $90.50 and the Victory Boys
and Girls $265 toward the fund.
This put the Eleventh ward over
the top, and the credit goes to the
school boys and girls of the ward.
Pennsylvania War Men to
Be Landed in Philadelphia
Washington, Nov. 16.—Pennsyl
| vania troops who fought so gallantly
| in France at Chateau Thierry and
on other famous battle grounds, will
• be brought to Philadelphia in trans
ports and sent from that city to
their homes if the plan is feasible.
This is the idea of Secretary
Baker, who yesterday while paying
high tribute to the Pennsylvania
fighters, expressed the utmost sym
pathy for the state which has lost
more soldiers than all the southern
states combined and more than any
other state in the union. This loss,
estimated now at more than 3000,
may reach greater proportions when
the final casualty list is received.
"The suggestion," said Secretary
j Baker, "is an excellent one. I know
of no particular reason why the
I Pennsylvania troops should not be
landed at Philadelphia, and why the
plan should not be followed in other
instances. New York and New Jer
sey troops, of course, should be dis
embarked at New York, Maryland
and West Virginia troops at Balti
more; troops from tho southern
states at, Newport News, and New
England state troops at Boston.
"The idea appeals to me greatly.
Each state should have her own
troops delivered to her port town
and celebrations might properly be
accorded them by the home folks.
As I see it now there is no reason
why the plan outlined as to the land
ing of the troops should not bo car
ried out."
has purchased from Bernard Schmidt J
the bakery and baking business of the
Harrisburg Baking Co. 1
443 South Cameron Street
jf Mr. Manbeck has been in the baking business for the past four
f teen years, the last five of which he has been connected with the *
J plant he has purchased. He is thoroughly familiar with the bread
< wants of the local public, and it will be his aim to serve them at all i
j times with bread of the highest quality and purity.
h "For Goodness Sake— i
J 4 Eat Mity Nice' 9
f Harrisburg Baking Co.
443 South Cameron Street f ■
NOVEMBER 16, 1918.
The Lesson
From Russia
That we should not relax in the
slightest degree our efforts to save
food is the only conclusion to be
reached when we read of the condi
tions facing a large nation like Rus
With almost twice the population
of the United States Russia has over
twice as large a proportion engaged
in agriculture as in our own coun
try in peace times.
Their farmers, however, have not
been able to get any supplies or farm
implements since the third year of
the war. Ports in the Baltic and
Black Sea are closed. The White
Sea is blocked with ice. Vadivostok
is open, but it cannot take care of
all the necessary supplies, as it is
through this port that we must sup
ply Allied troops in this section.
What Russia will have to face
this winter is not a pleasant prospect
Those inhabitants who depend abso
lutely upon the agriculturists are
bound to be hard put to it for food,
as the farmers have not even enough
for their own use. North and Cen
tral Russia depend upon South Rus
sia where the Hun is in full posses
sion, and upon Siberia which is cut
off by railway disorganization and
civil war.
It is inevitable that we must think
! Skin Sore and Red. Itching
and Could Not Sleep.
"My whole body was broken out in
red rash. The skin was sore and red,
j causing me to irritate the eruption by
scratching, and when my clothes began
I to get warm it caused me to break out
j more, and the itching was worse. I
I could not sleep.
| "This lasted about two months.
Then I used Cuticura Soap and Oint
ment, and when I naa used two cakes
; of Cuticura Soap and two boxes of
Cuticura Ointment I was healed."
. (Signed) Mrs. E. Nordsick, Box 196,
, Holtwood, Pa., April 6, 1918.
With an apparent tendency to skin
troubles you should use these fragrant
i super-creamy emollients for all toilet.
' purposes. They prevent as well as
| preserve, purify and beautify.
BampU Earh Frca by Mall Address post-card:
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| Soap 25c. Ointment 25 and 50c. Talcum 25c.
first of feeding the Allied
At the same time we. must riot fH
get other countries which anf
faring. We must do something
them as soon as possible.
With this in mind, can
lieve that the need for food
tion is not greater than ever
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