Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, January 29, 1919, Page 7, Image 7

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    " When a Girl "
A New, Romantic Serial Dealing With the Absorbing
Problems of a Girl Wife
"Hello, Mrs. Harrison, glad I
lught you in," said .Anthony Nor
:ys' de#p, kind voice as I listlessly
>ok down the roceiver.
"I'm glad, too —oh, so gladf' I
splied struggling with a silly
imp in my throat.
I had been down in the depths of
tterness over Jim's desertion of
e for the engagement he called
ialf business, half social." And
ow the sound of a friendly voice
>ming out of the dark void my
orld had seemed actually set my
sart to thumping at a great rate,
didn't guess that before our con
ization was finished Mr. Norreys' j
■ry friendliness was going to bring
>me to me my utter friendliness,
ut it did.
"Well. I'm glad you're glad,"
mckled Mr. Norreys. "It's so dis
jointing to call up a friend with
1 the enthusiasm in life and get
listless, 'Yes, it's me. Oh, is it
>u? Awright. Whatch awant?' '
At his good natured imitation of
lr national telephone manners I
"I know you don't want anything,
r. Norreys. Generally, when you
oss the path of Harrisons, it's to
ve, not to take. And right now
ui're cheering up a little blue lady,
lose husband Is detained on busi
ss and who hasn't been trained
having her boy desert her—even
r his work."
I hadn't meant to defend either
m or myself. But as I spoke it
ipped into my mind that maybe
r. Norreys knew Jim had plans
r the evening that didn't include
e and was phoning because he
tied me. I couldn't have that,
y husband's employer even
ough he happened to be so splen
d a man as Anthony Norreys
ustnot be permitted to pity Jim's
At once—and very graciously and
avely—Anthony Norreys set my
Ind at rest on that score.
"There are a lot of things to fin
i up at our shop. I'm sending
e of the force over to Canada to
lp establish the Dominion office. ,
>ur husband wants to get things
t of the way before —that."
I wondered if what he had in
nded to say was 'before Doris
est goes.' I wondered if he knew
at Jim had an engagement "half
siness, half social." But he went
with no air of self-consciousness
manner of stepping cautiously,
t he betray something.
"Well, Mrs. Harrison there's
ler business in the wind. Do you j
tlize that you and I have —mat-1
s to discuss?" I
Sometimes I wonder if too much
sn't been said about constancy. I
Constancy to the person one has |
Kmised to marry, for instance, is
rarded not only as a virtue but
really inseparable from decency
d honor. "Breach of promise
ts" are seriously considered in the
jrts and jilting is pointed to as
Changing one's mind—or one's
irt —after one has promised to
irry and to love forever is held
be simply one of the things that
t't be done.
This idea is so general, and so
my sharply vigilant eyes are con
ntly on the lookout for viola
ns of the good old rule of con
ncy, that I suspect a good many
ider - hearted, self - distrustful
tng creatures are frightened into
irriages that if they felt perfect
free they would unregretfully
ape from.
My own belief is that constancy
a virtue has had too much ent
asis. And I feel a most genuine
npathy with the entirely frank
tng writer of such a letter .on
s subject as recently came to me.
'I am nineteen," the letter reads,
id am engaged to a man three
irs my senior. I have known him
my life and I think I really did
e hint at one time, but I know
w that I do not love him. I have
."er let him see this change, t>e
tse I have been afraid of break
: his heart, as I'm sure he loves
very much. I take no interest
atever in his letters or anything
>ut him. I never even think of
a when he is not with me.
'Now, Miss Fairfax, I think I
uld be doing him a great wrong
re I to marry him with this feel
in my heart. Still I have not
: nerve to tell him. I would be
grateful to you if you could ad
b me what to do."
\*ow this is as far, doubtless, as
eteen has the courage to go.
A False Position
'his young girl has the sincerity
1 clear-sightedness to perceive
t she is in a false position. She
i the sense to know that she is
ided in a fatally wrong direction
rrong for herself and for her
er. All she lacks is the "nerve,"
she says, to act on her knowl
Are you always successful on baking
day? Are your cakes light and spongy
and your biscuits white and flaky?
If not, let us help you with
My heart skipped a beat.
"We have—matters to discuss?" I
. asked.
"Well, I should say so! That night
you and Betty Bryce were here to
dinner, we planned a little fund for
hungry and pocketless soldier boys.
They still have to eat even if they
. don't have to fight—and you and I
were going to establish a little re
serve fund at your canteen. Have
you forgotten?"
"No—but I thought you had—"
I began.
"You didn't think I'd forgotten!
Please don't tell mo that you think
I'm one of those wobbly-minded
persons who don't remember on
Monday what they planned the Sat
urday before?"
I wondered as I replied if An
thony Norreys had noticed the qua
ver in my voice when I answered
the phone and was giving me time J
to collect myself.
"No, I merely thought the change
in the affairs of the world —had
changed your plans."
"I have been perfecting them a
bit, Mrs. Harrison. And now I'm
ready to submit to you. I'd rather
not go into them over the phone.
And since you have a free evening,
why not dine with me? Ask your
chum to come along and give a so
cial air to our business arrange
ments. Bring any one you like."
A little chill went over me at that
new arrangement of those familiar
words. After all was Anthony Nor
reys trying to make up to me for
"Ask any one I like?" I repeated
a little vaguely.
"Yes. Chaperon stuff."
Mr. Norreys laughed generously
that nice chuckle of his which
seemed to assure ine that no wom
an would ever need a chaperon
when she was with him —but that
he'd see she always had one just
the same.
friend to come with us, and we'll
"You ask your chum—your best
all dine together in state. Does that
suit you? Shall I call for you in an
hour? That ought to give you time
to reach the other girl."
"Yes. Come in an hour, please."
I agreed and hung up the receiver,
I after jabbing it into space three or
four times before I could manage
to connect it with the hook*
Mr. Norreys had told me to in
vite my "chum" to join us at din
ner, I had agreed: and there wasn't
a woman I could count on—there
wasn't a soul I could ask.
I had bluffed for a second be
cause I was shamed and humiliated
at the thought of confessing that I
hadn't a single woman friend.
| I had bluffed. But could I make
I (To Bo Continued.)
It is quite easy, of course, to see
what she is afraid of.
She is afraid of what people will
say. They will call her fickle or
cruel. And it will hurt. And being
only nineteen, she won't be entirely
safe that people aren't right.
And she is afraid of family pres
sure. Families are pretty formidable
things "when they're all agreed upon
some one point that a single unruly
member dissents from. They have a
way of making it extremely un
pleasant for the unruly member.
And the publicity of a broken en
gagement, especially an engage
ment with a good, steady young
man who had been a lover since
childhood, is something that most
families would be pretty certain to
And finally she is afraid, as she
says, of "breaking his heart."
Of course she is reluctant to
cause the pain that a complete rup
ture with her faithful sweetheart
is certain to bring him. It isn't
easy by any means to watch an in
nocent person suffer and to know
one is solely responsible. This is
no doubt the hardest part of all.
But while admitting the reality
of the difficulties that are in her
way, I Y ant to encourage this
young girl In what Is beyond any
doubt her duty to herself and to
her sweetheart.
To marry a man whom she not
only doesn't love but is wholly in
different to would be, as she puts
it, a great wrong. Nothing justi
fies marriage but love. And this
does not sound like a case where
there is any chance of a tardy love
So what is there for her to do but
be sincere and courageous and tell
her lover the truth?
Her family will readjust itself.
What friends and neighbors may
have to say is really beside the
point. And the lover himself, how
ever profoundly disappointed he
may be, won't die of a brjkcn heart.
The hearts of normal, wholesome,
steady going young men aren't
nearly as brittle as that. Ultimate
recovery is pretty certain.
I wish that all lovers would rea
lize how simple the matter really Is.
There's only one reason that Justi
fies two people in marrying, namely,
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that they love each other so much!
that they cannot be happy apart.
The Only Reason For Marriage
Don't marry a man bcause you
have known him all your life or be
cause your family thinks well of
hint or because he has been kind to
you, or because you think he is in
love with you. Don't marry to be,
accommodating. Marry because
you've learned what love is and be
causo you have substantial reason
for believing that the man you're
In love with is worthy of love.
It'b the matter of all others that
your own heart and your own con
science must decide. But because
you must decide it alone; you must
on ■ that account be all the more
careful not to decide it hastily. If
you mustn't marry just to be polite
or obedient, you must also certainly
not marry from wilfulness or per
Don't elope at seventeen with the
youth who made love to you so
charmingly last week, even though
he seems to you at present the di
vinest creature on earth. Wait and
consider. Be very careful not only
that you love, but that you leve
think constancy will take care of
If you make up your mind not to
become engaged to a man because
he wants you to so much, or be
cause other people want you to, you
are not likely to find yourself in that
condition of agonized uncertainty
where anxious onlookers wilV threat
en you with the club of constancy.
But if you have made the mis
take which so mnny women make—
of drifting into listless compact of
love with a man they are half indif
ferent to, merely because at the
moment there's no other man in
sight—have the courage to repair
your mistake before it is too late.
Constancy to a man you don't love
is a meaningless virtue.
Acknowledge your mistake, ac
cept all the blame for it and reserve
the treasure of your heart for the
man whom you will some day really
Hard Task to Pick Jury
in Collins Murder Trial
Gettysburg, Jan. 29. —An effort!
was made to-day to bring the Bush- |
man murder trial to a sudden close!
when George J. Benner, counsel for
Clarence Collins, discovered that
the name of J. W. Asper appeared
on the list of "jurymen drawn for
this court and that William J. Asper
came to court and responded to the
call because he had seen the name
similar to his in the list. He had
never been summoned. Because he
had been summoned by the sheriff,
J. H. Asper was also there. As a
result of this mixup in the names
the attorney asked that the case be
continued to the next term of court.
The court overruled the objection,
as it was the belief that J. H. Asper
was the man intended but he was
not accepted to serve. The entire
panel of jurors has been exhausted
and only three have been selected
out of the forty-eight. Fifteen tales
men were summoned and from this
list four more were secured. Court
adjourned to allow the sheriff time
to secure thirty more talesmen, and
an effort vill be made to secure the
remaining five jurymen from this
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Arthur Bruce and tionora Brent
walked on in silence for some min
utes after the girl's mute gesture of
Her thoughts were too confused
for speech. She tried to Calm them
sufficiently to remind herself that
Arthur could not really love her.
Yet, if not, why had he spoken just
now with so much feeling? Why.
even at this minute, was he holding
her arm in such a tight grasp that
it was actually painful? His next
speech would enlighten her.
"Honora," he said at last, "you
must know whom 1 love, and you
must know if she cares the least
little bit for me, if there is any
hope for me. Is there?"
His head was bent close to hers
and he asked his question eagerly.
She could not speak yet, so she nod
ded again.
The man stopped in the middle
of the road and, dropping her arm,
grasped her by the shoulders.
"Do you mean that, Honora?" ho
demanded. "In spite of her having
refused me once, do you mean that
Milly is learning to love me now—
that there is a chance for me?
Why, what's the matter?"
"Nothing—oh. nothing!" Honora
assured him, "only you gripped my
sho u lders harder than you knew;
"that's why" trying to laugh—
that I gasped. Excuse me, and go
on with what you were saying."
She had recovered her equanim
ity, but a sudden revulsion of feel
ing left her w^ak.
-A Hard Question
Suppose we sit here for a min
ute."' she suggested, sinking down
upon a great stone at the side of
the road.
■*" right!" Arthur took his seat
beside her. "You must know, don't
you," he hurried on, "that some
time ago I told Milly that I loved
her "
;;yes." Honora murmured.
Well, she gave rhe to understand
that she could not reflirn my affec
tion, but that she was fond of •me
as a friend. Since then I have seen
other men take advantage of her
absolute faith in all mankind. She
Is so young and so beautiful that
she needs someone to guard her
tenderly. She likes to have a good
time, nr >d her enjoyment is as inno-
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cent as that of a kid of three years
of age. And when I see a cad like
Chandler" frowning darkly
"when I see a cad like that paying
her attention and susjecting her to
gossip and comment, 1 feel as if I
could strangle him. I want the
right to do it."
I do not think," Honora ven
tured, not raising her eyes to his,
that Mllly will except any more
attentions from Tom Chandler. She
knows now that lie drinks."
1 es, and of course that is enough
to disgust her with him. 1 was so
sorry for her the other night when
he ran his car into the ditch. 1
knew how she must loathe him—
yet she tried so valiantly to stand
up for him. It was then that hope
came to me again, for she seemed
to turn to me as if she depended
upon me.
'I went home and thought the
matter all out. I must protect her.
I could not do this unless she loved
me. \et—my business is in such a
condition—what can I do?"
Honora did not answer im
mediately, but sat still for several
minutes, her thoughts working
She reflected on the fact that Ar
thur had made no reference by
word or look to her part in the
| events of the night of the automo
bile accident. Things that lay
closer to his heart had driven them
out of his thoughts for the time.
She realized thijt the time had come
when Mildred must accept or refuse
this man.
A Vital Question
But first there was one thins
that Honora must know for her
own peace of mind.
Arthur," she pleaded, "have you
forgiven me for lying to you that
He looked puzzled, then remem
"Don't call it a lie, Honora. I
know you had some good reason for
behaving as you did."
Her heart sunk as she saw how
little difference the matter meant
to him now that Mildred was the
topic they were discussing.
I don't care to know," he assured
her. "All that mutters now is thai
you have told me—and I know you
are not deceiving me—that Mill/
cares a little for me, that there :s
hope for me."
"But I cannot say anything defi
nite, of course!" she interrupted.
"But you did just now!" he re
minded her. "At least, when I
asked if there was any hope for
me you nodded."
"I know I did." she admitted con
fusedly. "But perhaps I should
not have done so —for I really can
not know just how Milly feels. Only
I am sure that she likes you very, I
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very much. And when you spoke
it seemed as if a girl—as if a girl—"
She stopped, her face scarlet.
She held her breath in agony lest
she had betrayed to this man what
she must hide at all costs.
But Arthur Bruce only sntlled. "I
understand," he said, "that you fear
to say anything plainly übout Wil
ly's feelings lest it would seem
like a breach of contldence, or an
act of disloyalty to her. Well, dear,
I will not ask you another thing ex
cept to beg you to tell me once
more that a girl who loved a man
would be willing to wait for him
even if his business was in the
condition in which Dad's and mine
"I know she would be willing to
wait—if she loved the man," Uonora
said gravely.
Then she shivered. "The sun is
getting low," she remarked. "Don't
you think we would best hurry to
(To Ho Continued.)
Advice to the Lovelorn
Dear Miss Fairfax: I have
been going about for eight
months with a young man three
years my senior and think a
great deal of him. He.has bought
me a number of things and has
acted very kindly. We have met
each other's families and mine
think a great deal of him.
lie recently proposed to me
and I refused him because I
had promised to marry a friend
who went overseas last -April.
When my new friend was as
tonished at my refusal, I told
him of my promise, and he said
that I ought to at least give him
a fair chance and choose be
tween them when my lirst friend
returned. I am at a loss to
answer this request. I know I
could learn to love him, as he
is an ideal man.
I am afraid your earlier friend,
• has lost your heart during his ab
sence, but since you promised to
marry him, you are bound by con
sideration and fairness either to keep
your promise or to break it defin
itely. It may flatter a girl's vanity
i to feel that she is keeping two men
. waiting for a year while she arrives
at a decision, but in this case you
have no right to conduct such an
Dear Miss Fairfax: In con
templating marriage, A says
that the man should furnish the
home'. B says that if the man j
is of the working class and j
hasn't much money, both should j
help, 'although it is customary j
for the girl's parents to furnish
the home. Who is right?
Do you think it advisable to' '
r JANUARY 29, 1919.
f marry at the present time on a
salary of $l2O a month.
S. B.
It is a custom of ancient origin
j for the bride to bring her own linen
to her new home. That is part of
her dowry. But custom doesn't re
gulnte the actual furnishings of the
home. Often a great part of these
ure supplied in the form of wedding
presents by the parents of either
the bride and the groom, if they
wish to and can afford it. But this
is not obligatory. Common sense
would certainly take B's view of the
matter, if the man is of the working
It is quite possible for two persons
to live comfortably on $l2O a month,
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Small Powers to Have
Two Delegates on the
Reparation Mission
By Associated Press
Paris, Jan. 29.—Belgium, Greece,
Poland, Serbia and Rumania will
have two members each on the Peace
Conference Commission to deal with
the questions of reparation. This
was announced yesterday by repre
sentatives of the smaller powers. The
members of the great powers in this
commission have already been