Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, August 14, 1919, Page 7, Image 7

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    "When a Girl Marries"
A New, Romantic Serial Dealing With the Absorbing
Problem of a Girl Wife
Copyright, 1919, Kins Features Svn- |
dicate, Inc.
I've never in my life known Jim
to do a malicious thing. But when he
got to the roof he had selected I al- j
Host suspected him of one.
It was distinctly and decidedly not ;
a place for dress. The waiters and I
the entertainers were practically the
only ones who wore dress clothes,
and there was the merest sprinkling
of people who wore anything more
formal than business clothes or flan
nels. Jim was at an advantage now,
and he mellowed and expanded a bit.
"Big baby!" I thought to myself
tenderly. "He's a regular man —got ■
to prove himself right. And then ;
they talk about a woman's insisting j
on the last word!"
With our arrival St the roof gard- ,
en, however, the evening began to j
take on the delightful charm Jim |
knows so well how to bring to any i
occasion. My boy sparkled, told clev- j
er stories, drew Carl out in the |
friendliest fashion and was so gallant 1
to little Daisy that, after gazing at ;
him in wide-eyed amazement for a
few moments, she threw her shyness
to the winds. Animation lighted j
Daisy's dust and ashes to flame. She ;
glowed and sparkled, but with a eer- j
tain daintiness. Carl cast several \
glances of brotherly approval in her
direction and she sparkled the more.
"Kid's having the time of her life," j
said Carl as he twirled me through a j
one-step. "I'll bet you're figuring on |
being a fairy godmother to Cinder- !
clln. you dear old Barbara Anne, you."
"I am," I acknowledged, enjoying
his comfortable understanding. "She J
only needs to be brought out of her i
shell to make a delicious little mor- j
sel of feminity. And I want to make I
things up to Kate."
"Make what up?" asked Carl ob- !
"Oh, my forgetfulness," I replied '
without stressing it, but realizing as j
I spoke that my Jim would have un
derstood without a word of explatia- i
tion. So after all I wasn't taking up I
my friendship with Carl just where !
I had left it.
"There's that stunning-looking wo- I
man you were lunching with this j
noon," exclaimed Carl suddenly. "She j
sure is right there with the looks, j
Barbara. Lady Clara Yere de Vere j
and a few such swells must have been
right in her class. Husband's sister, 1
isn't she?"
"Yes." I said, feeling decidedly un- j
comfortable, because Virginia had j
chosen this of all evenings to come ;
to the roof. Then, thinking to gloss
over what might be an uncomfort- j
able situation for Jim, I suggested,
"Let's stop and speak to her."
Carl agreed, and we ceased danc- '
ing and went over to Virginia's ta- ;
ble. She was with Sheldon Biake, ,
Sally and Dicky Royee, and Mrs. Yar- 1
dbn —Sally's old virago of a mother, j
I hadn't seen any of Virginia's com- ;
panlons for ages, and certainly would 1
never have chosen to walk down on j
them under just these circumstances.
It became clear to me that far from |
making things easier for Jim. I had j
complicated them. X ow, I had gone
to the table he must go, too. Still I j
went through with it. presented Carl. !
made a few polite interchanges of
conversation and then got back as
best I could to our own table.
Jim and Daisy had just returned, i
and were both sparkling and flushed
from dancing.
"Oh, Mrs. Harrison!" cried the girl, |
"your husband is the wonderfullest .
dancer. I think his airplane must
have fox-trotted he is so rythmical." '
Jim laughed with good natured tni- j
Of Distinctive Footwear
Tomorrow and next day—Friday and Saturday—Will be im
portant days to shoppers who appreciate an unusual opportunity
to purchase shoes of quality and distinctive style, before the ad
vanced prices which will prevail this season, go into effect.
t J] Remarkable Values
\ : in LADIES' and MISSES'
j 3 j Shoes—Oxfords—Pumps
A. ' j and in
v v Ladies'and Misses' High and Low Shoes
Modish Models That Will be in favor this Fall and
Winter, Buy tomorrow or Saturday and save a couple
of dollars or more on every purchase.
Stylish Shoes For Men and Young Men ,■ j/f == l
For Summer—Fall—Winter—Spring jppj /j/
J A wide variety of models, including medium i V
j. and extreme English lasts, Shoes distinctive in yl
j, style that combine quality, comfort and service at low
£ prices, practically impossible after tomorrow and Satur. /
day, until wholesale prices decline.
Shoes For Men, Women, Children All Sizes—All Widths
Shoe the Family While Prices Are Down
There will be a big saving if you buy now for future as well as pres
ent needs.
1220 N. Third St —Near Broad,
I erance, but Carl said with great en
| joyment:
| "isn't our little Daisy the cute kid?"
Daisy flashed an angry glance at
"Twenty-one is a fair distance from
him . Her eyes fairly spat flames.
| the cradle you seem to have brought
: along, Mr. Booth," she said shyly.
; "Did you see the Koyces and Vir
ginia and Sheldon?" I asked to cre
] ate a diversion.
"AND the Varden woman." replied
Jim. "You couldn't drag me to the
table while that o! j cat's there."
Then he leaned forward and wait
ing until he caught Sheldon's eye he
waved a jovial hand. But I knew that
Mrs. Varden alone couldn't have kept
Jim away from the table. The little
■ incident frightened me. It made it
j painfully clear that the breach be
tween Jim and his sister wasn't a
'mere matter of,an angry moment.
! With all her faults of high-spirited
I pride, I have grown fond of Virginia,
l and the thought of a permanent
j breach between her and Jim terrifies
I me.
"This waltz!" cried Carl Booth sud
: denly. "It's mine. Come on, Barbara
Anne." And almost before 1 was con
j scions of moving to get to my feet
|he swept me out on the floor. When
| I looked back to our table—as I
j couldn't help doing—l saw Daisy sit
| ting back and playing with her fork,
i She seemed to be pouting. A minute
or two later she and Jim glided by us.
1 That was the last dance, for as soon
i as it was over the after-theater show
| started and the entertainment lasted
i until closing time. I sat through it
1 feeling distrait and uncomfortable.
! This was an evening of annoying
i trifles, hut they were tremendous
i trifles, too —straws to show the way
| the wind blew.
I When we went to the dressing room
i for our wraps, there were Virginia,
j Sally and Mrs. Varden. She flashed
! round on us directly I had introduced
! Daisy.
"Xot one of the Xew Orleans Con
dons?" she asked approvingly,
j "Xo—were from Vermont oiiginal
j ly," said Daisy with her grain-of-dust
i quietness.
Dropping her. Mrs. Varden turned
I to n-.e, claws unsheathed, mouth pur-
I ring:
"How nicely you and Jime keep
| from being bored. Let's see—it used
| to be Tom Mason and his cousin, the
| one I hear has just jilted her young
| man. Oh—l forgot—lie's some kin of
: your's isn't he? Well, even if he lost
\ Evvy's fortune, I think he's lucky to
| escape your husband's cast-off sweet
j heart."
While Mrs. Varden was speaking
j Virginia stared at me steadily with
an air of understanding, and then
strangely enough some careless words
' Jim had spoken a few evening's be-
I fore flashed across her mind:
"We'll give these poor kids an eve
' ning of happiness in spite of her. One
. evening—and maybe a few more.
There are ways of circumventing
even Virginia."
tTo Be Continued.)
Price to Confer
Regarding Guard
Philadelphia. Aug. 14. Within
the next two weeks Major General
\ William G. Price, Jr., will visit
Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, Harrisburg,
I Pittsburgh, Greensburg and Oil City
I to confer with officers of the Guard,
) Reserve Officers and officers of, the
serve Militia regarding the new
1 National Guard division.
Bringing Up Father ' -* - Copyright, 1918, International News Service - Bg McManus
By Virginia Terhune Van de Water
Copyright, 1914, Star Company
Saturday and Sunday passed and
Desiree said nothing to her father
about the loss of lier pendant. Why,
she reasoned, should she worry him?
He could do nothing in the matter.
Moreover, he had enough care with
his own business affairs without lier
marring his rest days by anxiety.
But on Sunday evening, when Mrs
Duffield was dining at her brother's
house, her niece confided to her the
story of her loss.
Mrs. Duffield was much concerned
"My dear," she protested, "you must
tell your father about this. The
police should be notified."
"Why?" Desiree argued, "It
would only east suspicions upon in
nocent persons, and would do no
"Someone took that piece of jew
eh-y," Mrs. Duffield insisted. "And
the longer you defer learning who
that person is the less chance you
will have of recovering your prop-
It is all a mystery," Desiree said,
"1 know that neither Norah nor
Annie took the thing. I am sure
they are honest."
"It would appear so," the widow
admitted, "yet it never walked off
by itself. What about Smith?"
"Ridiculous!" Desiree exeliimed
with a sharpness unusual with her.
"He knows nothing about it."
"You have questioned him?"
"Most certainly I have not!" the
girl retorted. "It would be an in
"Tell lour Futlior."
Sirs. Duffield shrugged her shoul
ders, "Well, my dear I will make
no more suggestions. But my ad
vice to you Is to tell your father
what has happened."
"Later I will, in a day or two,"
the niece promised.
But the events of the next day
drove the matter from her mind.
It was a couple of hours after
midnight when the bells and whis
tles announced for the second time
that the armistice with Germany
had been signed. This time the re
port was true.
One would hardly have expected
that Xew Y'ork could repeat the en
thusiasm of a few days ago, but
she made a very good imitation of
doing so.
"Upon my word, ' Pesiree ob
served thai .Monday morning at the
breakfast table, "we Americans cer
tainly can never be considered a
blase lot of people, can we? 1 did
not got ti. sleep until almost dawn,
there was such a racket going on."
"That's too bad, as this is the
night you are to have your own
celebration, you know."
"Are you sure you want me to
have it just now, father?" the
daughter asked,
"Why, of course T do." the parent i
replied "You invited your friends
for the night after the signing of i
111 e armistice —and this is the night i
You cannot get out of it if you want |
to—and I do not mean to let you do ;
so," he added with an affectionate j
smile. "Call up the caterer and or- !
dor what you want. Why do you
look so doubtful about tile affair?" !
"Because," Pesiree complained, "I j
have no waitress—and Annie is not :
very competent, you know."
"Pooh: that makes no difference!"
the man scoffed. "Just have the
caterer send up one or two waiters,
as you think' best."
But when, an hour later, Pesiree
telephoned to the caterer, M.<- learn
ed, to her consternation, that it would
be quite impossible to secure any
waiters for that evening.
No More Waiters.
"I regret it exceedingly, Miss
Leighton," the manager assured her,
"but we are very short of help of
ail kinds —and there are so many t
functions being given by our pat- !
rons to-night that every one of our |
men are engaged. We have tried to J
hire others, but in vain. We can ,
fill your order for refieshments, but
not for waiters."
The story was "he same at every I
restaurant to which Pesiree tele- j
phoned. Mr. Peighton, who had not j
gone to liis office to-day, listened j
sympathetically to her report.
"It is too bad!" he said. "And you j
cannot got waitresses from any- j
where either?"
Pesiree shook her head. "I have j
tried everywhere I can, father," she
said. "I am at my wits' end. Annie j
all alone cannot wait on those peo
ple who are coming. Almost every !
l'riend I invited lias accepted. And
even if we make a most informal af
fair of it we need someone to serve
the refreshmnts."
"I have it!"
Samuel Leighton's exclamation was
so sudden that his daughter jumped.
"What have you?" she asked.
"An idea. Let Smith hire a dress- !
suit and have him act as butler to- j
"Oh, dad!" Pesiree gasped. "Would !
that be quite the thirg to do, do you
"The thing? Why not?" he de
manded. "I know several places,
and so do you, where the chauffeur 1
is also the butler when there are j
guests. Smith is no better than any
other chauffeur —and he can prove I
what he's worth by turning in and '
helping us out of a scrape. I shall
telephone the garage at once, tell
ing him to come around here and
talk the matter over with you."
Pesiree stood silent while her
father carried out his intention. |
"I happened to catch him at the
garage," he informed his daughter, j
"Ho will be here in ten minutes."
Life's Problems
Are Discussed
We have all known the fool who |
rushes in where angels fear to tread.
Perhaps we have more than once
played that role ourselves, or have ,
suffered from some one who enact
ed it.
But even so, there is something
to be said for the fool. He at least
has rushed in. And it is better to
be a fool capable of making up >
your mind and following a detinue
course of action than to be an un
decided angel who is afraid to tread
at all.
Here is a girl who is standin
still at the cross roads, unable to
make up her mind which path she
had better take. Two alternative-!
are before her; to marry or to go !
to work. She has the chance 10 i
marry; a deluded man has been
begging her to do so for the past
two years. If she chooses work, j
she will have to go .through a pre- i
paratory course of training. She |
writes that she has taken this sun:- 1
mer to make up her mind.
She has already been debating ,
the question for two perfectly good j
years; yet now she throws in a
whole summer for good measure. '
And it does not take a professional
prophet to predict that at the be
ginning o' autumn she-will still be j
standing at the crossroads pluck
ing the petals from a daisy and !
murmuring: "Work, marry? Marry, j
work ?"
She says that she is not in love !
with this man who wishes her to i
marry him, and it is equally plain !
that she Is not in love with work; I
so she keeps on drifting. But if j
she does not make a decision soon,
life, the policeman, will tap her on
the shoulder and tell her to move
on and slop obstructing the traffic-.
Sho will become a mero football
tossed about, by Time,
Sho cannot afford to spend twj
years and a summer reaching a de
cision, no matter how momentous.
Sho has only one time to do any
thing in, and that is now.
Such a state ot' mind as hers is
a great happiness-destroyer . Sit
ting wondering all day what one
had better do. is a preparedness
campaign for future misery. Sup
pose she marries, she will always
be looking back and thinking how
free and independent she might
have been if she had gone to work;
and vice versa, if she goes to work,
she will think regretfully of tliu
security of marriage.
It is natural to speculate whether
we art taking the right or the
wrong turning, and also how much
we are going to get out of anything
we undertake. But the only real
sanity is to consider how much we
can put in to whatever we are do
ing. For the ratio is very exact;
wo got out of anything, no matter
what t is, just what we have put
into it.
If the girl who lias written me
marries the man she speaks of. not
earing for him, but merely regard
ing him as a safe port in possible
storms, he is going (o wake up
sooner or later and find that he has
a spineless, selfish, uninterested
woman on his hands and that lie
lias made a had bargain.
Equally, if she takes up some oc
cupation. and puts into her work
her habitual indecision and inertia,
heaven help her! She will be a
chronic job-seeker.
The only hope for that girl ar.d
any others like her is to wake up
to their danger. It is fatal to allow
ourselves to get into those back
waters of thought where we keep
putting off the effort to make up
our minds, and just sit idly watch
ing and waiting.Micawber-ltke, for
something to turn up. Effort—big
effort—is the real design of life.
This girl should take herself se
riously in hand, and In the smallest
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ROBINSON'S 3rd and Broad I ROBINSON'S i 3rd and Broad
| About $15,000 Worth of Seasonable Merc a
Everything is going to be CHEAP during this sale. That is ii very remarkable statement to make these days ot
when- prices of goo.t merchandise are advancing daily. But our stocks must be .lean lor the Fall season We Regular 10c size I oar or
are retailers not speculators. We are positive that most of this $15,000 worth of merchandise will be worth con- bread made by one or the
siderable more 30 days from now. But the ruling of th!< store, 29 years old, is to clean up at the ena of each sea- largest ana best uKones
son. There's only one way to do that—reduce the goods so low that it is VERY CI I KM*.. . That s what we have nthe city be to every
done. For the next two weeks we go the limit. It will pay you to buy freely at Robinsons half-yearly Clean Up cliase of Q 0 ot . more | n
Sale, for your preser.-t and future needs. the'store. Not more than
Wash Goods and Domestics Muslin Underwear
Toweling in* bleached and brown, clean up $1.35 Niglit Gowns, clean up price .. . .06c
price, a yard
Shaker Flannel, bleached, clean up price, a C,Can ? PrlC , e „'i™"S Hair Nets, 49c a doz., all
yard 18c CT? jl.oO "Modisty" Drawers,clean up price, Ode
Apron Giftgliam, last colors, blues, clean up i $1.50 Waists, (soiled), clean up price, fillc
price, a yard 18c l /a JK\ $2.50 and $3.00 Waists, advance Fall ~n
36-inch Brown Sheeting Muslin, clean up price, models in voile, special clean up price, 51.98 L leaß-Up OT
a J' ;u 'd •• ! /Bfl $lO to sls Waists, clean up price, $7.27 •i, n • i
each"" . °. W . . a8e8 :. : ln . . UP , P £c f[ip\ Reduction in all Middy Waists. SpTlUg ttnd
vanl" inCU "' CaChed Cheesecloth, clean up price, jkfj/ jjl sl>so fo $ 2 .00 Boys' Wash Suits, clean up D J
" a 29c and 35c plaid and striped Ginghams, clean jw ft _ P, s|!bo' to $3.00" Boy's'' Wash Suits','cleanup vWIMWr Aeflfly
up price, q yard - ,c \\ \ price $2.93 , wjr
31 -inch colored Poplins, heavy cord, clean up U iT3 Vpi $ 1 . 50 Children's Dresses, clean up price, tQ.WpfiY
price, a yard ..-.>c V\\\ 1 I l/fl / 88c
Bleached Table Damask, mercerized, 64-inch, \\ N\ iIJ If £ $3.00 to $3.50 Children's Dresses, clean $-, to $12.50 Trimmed
clean up price, a yard 50c V i un ~i-iC e 82.1.8 ~ , , ,
All our 50c and 59c fancy Voiles in figures and aA 50c Creepers, clean up price ttllc clean up price, !>.c
stripes, 36 Inches wide, clean up price, a yard, 311 c i • SI.OO Creepers, clean up price "8c $- 5 to $35 Ladies' Suits,
A few odd pieces of fancy checks in suitings in $2.25 Bungalow Aprons, clean up price, clean up price ....$9.96
light colors, goods worth 50c to 75c a yard, clean , $1.21 $25 to $35 Serge and
up price, a yard Velour Capes, clean up
Hosiery and Underwear | A Clonn nf I P"~.V™
~ mfwm wcUll IJfJ vi ?25 to S3O SprinK Coatß<
H i "j' ffl :|! 8 clean up price .... $9.96
ftk\ I Every Pair of Shoes in the Store 1 dSft,/SBS
JW i 111 ' IS! . s"> Boys' Raincoats,
x\Lrt r You know we are closing out our shoe department. ;i; clean up price si.4
• hV> I Well, there are just 341 pairs of shoes left. Can up 2". .^..XK
* r ji; you imagine anything more desirable to buy than a $39.50 siik Dresses,
- :jj: clean up price ... $10.96
Undies' Fiber Silk Hose; seconds 'M HALF TO ONE-THIRD THE OLD PRICE?
of the SI.OO quality, black and cor- g Both summer and winter footwear, of course. Mens rurnisnings
dovan. Clean CQ - ij
up price .>! Ail ladies' white canvas shoes -!;■ Men's 2,>c Lisle Hose, 3
Ladies' Cotton Hose, black and 8 and <j.-. |rv Bovs' and children's 07 - g pairs for 50c
white seconds of 2ac and 29c i■<i tPltiV . . OIC ;! ~, , ~ ■ j
quality. Clean IQ. pUmps Tennis Shoes Blacks, al sizes, seconds
up price !j| Indies' shoes, pumps and ox- ;i; 0 K °° <lua 1
39c Lisle Hose, firsts, white OtZg% ;i| fords arranged on 4 tables, All children's ar.-d little gents' Men's $1.25 Union Suits,
only, clean up price pumps and shoes on 4 tables, g9c
I SI.BO, $2.80, $4.40, 50c, $1.20, SI.BO | w-wa-.
quality. Clean 1Q f g (CCyin p., , "
up price *!/C $5.40 ( . s2*2o !'<! Men's Gray Union Suits,
39c ar.-d 45c Children's Socks, in '? $1.98 2< $t 10
Sn 25c ilf— —77^ —7TI r Ladies' button felt over- I 8 I Gray mixed, all sizes.'
Ladies' Union Suits, lace and cuff -j! 1 ''''"' h ° 3 50c gaiters, were $1 Og Men's $1.50 Block Uiuler
knee, perfect goods, all sizes Cf) \\\ pumps and shoes .. ■ 1!)S f wcar „ 9c
up to 44. Clean up price . . JVI, fi 8 Fxcellent oualitv sizes
Ladies' SI.OO ribbed Union Suits, broken
all sizes. Clean 7Q-. A broken.
up price ■ Men's $1.25 to $1.50 Dress
39c Vests, in all ladies ORr I M _ Shirts 96c
""So pink." ribbon |<f fl
3rd and Broad . Up-toum Department 3rd and Broad
. r • "
| matters should tench herself to
i make immediate, hair-trigger do- j
Suppose she does make mis
takes? She at least is doing some- |
thing, and action is the Impulse to
ward progress in all of us. Besides,
she will have the opportunity of
exercising those atrophied wits of !
hers in geting out of her muddles:
and finally she will have learned I
something from experience. She wilt i
ibe alive anyhow, instead of being j
i in the comatose condition she is at !
present. J
j There's no advantage in sitting i
all day like an owl on a branch, 1
meditating on the possibility of mis- j
takes. Everybody makes mistakes;
they're quite common. But they are I
never final. And to spend a whole j
beautiful day hesitating over this or I
that is sheer waste. There are so |
many much more interesting and :
amusing things to do.
The girl who has written mc, '
j like all the rest of us, has soiuo
' thing in her that is superlatively'
! worth while. What an adventure 1o
! discover it. What an adventure to j
j make herself over into the woman'
'she would like to be. She can do it.
All she has to do is to make up her '
mind and stop wondering and hesi- !
Advice to the Lovelorn
1 am in love with a young man
of twenty-three, and I am eighteen, i
For some time I have been meeting'
this young man secretly, and finally i
we decided to inform our parents, as
our regard was mutual. Upon hearing,
this, his parents strongly objected,
because I am not wealthy or edu
cated enough to marry a college stu-1
dent. My only education has beciii
|in the public schools and in the busi
' ness world, and while only a book-1
'AUGUST 14, 1919.
j keeper, I have proven that I can hold
j my own among all classes of people.
> tlo has yet to complete his education
and enter upon his career, but I liavj
consented to wait and not interfere
with his ambition until he is in a
I position to support ti wife.
| Now, Miss Fairfax, he wishes to •
' resiin.i our meetings secretly, hut as
j 1 know how these tilings always end
! i would lilte you to advise me, for 1
| am desperately in love and would liate
I to giyu him up.
| It seems to me that you ligve done
i the right thing from the beginning.
1 First, in telling your parents, and
j then deciding to wait until the young
'man is able to support you. Your let-
Iter is extremely well written and I
j should not he at all afraid of the
j voting loan's college education, but
(luring tlic waiting period try and adti
as much to your own mental equlp
-1 ir.ent as possible. I think he Is in
j great good luck to have won such an
\ intelligent and sensible girl. It is, of
' course, more dignified not to meet him
: secretly, and 1 dare say this is pretty
: hard on both of you, but it is the sen
| silile thing to do.
i I am twenty and considered good
i looking. 1 have been kept at home un
'til lately when 1 have secured a busi-
I ress position. Altogether I have met
about six young men and after going
IHarrisburg's LEADING and ACCREDITED Business
STANDARD Courses approved by the National Associa- I
tion of Accredited Commercial Schools of the United States. |
Bell 485 Enter Any Time Dial 4393 I
out once with them they never call
again. 1 am a little shy in their com
pany. What would you suggest to
overcome my shyness.
Why not try entertaining your
friends at home instead of going out?
I am sure you can overcome your
shyness, if you will try and make the
| young men who call on you feel per
i'octlv at home and at ease. You can
spend a very pleasant evening play
ing games or making candy and lot
ting him help. Boys always like to be
treated as pals.
Judge Patterson
to Be Candidate
For Mayoralty
Philadelphia, Pa., Aug. 14.
Judge John M. Patterson, of Com
mon Pleas Court, has announced
his ('andidacy for the Republican
nomination for Mayor of Philadel
phia. Judge Patterson is a friend
of the Vares, while liis chief op
ponent for the nomination, Con
gressman J. Hampton Moore, will
have the support of the Penrose
faction of the party.
Use McNeil's Pain Extern .nator—Ad.