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wowen r^rJnTeß^'aS> Why Man Ducks the Wedding Ring BY DOROTHY DIX. Bin a recent inter view In a Paris pa per Madame Bern hardt explained what fail of matrimony." She said: "If the customs of my youth were now prevalent and the young people of to day were not allowed to mingle so much without hindrance, the marriage returns would rapidly in crease." Same here. The divine Sarah the wise Sarah—has put her Anger on the crux of the whole matter. People don't marry because comradeship has been substituted for love between men and women, and they are contented to be friends in stead of husbands and wives. Women were never as attractive and desirable as they are to-day. Not even among the ancient Greeks was the per centage of female pulchritude so high as it is now. The cult of the body lias become almost a religion among women. So if a man seeks for beauty in a fe he may shut his eyes, and make a grab in the dark in any group of girls, and be :;ure of getting one who in his grandmother's time would have had all the poets writing sonnets to her eyebrows, and all the beaux fight ing duels for her smiles. Women are also more intelligent than they ever were before, more versatile, more sympathetic, better fitted to be wives an.l helpmates to men: "vet with all of h»r attractions and accomplish ments the modern girl lacks one art In which her grandmother excelled— the art of catching a husband. The Secret Is to llnkr Courtship Difficult. Not I'tiNy, UN \mi. And the secret of this art was the art of allure—of tolling a man along —in a word, of making courtship dif ficult of too easy as it is now. The chief reason that men show a There is a "man-failure all along the line" where the body is not nourished by foods that build bone and muscle and brain, that keep the human body up to top notch efficiency. SHREDDED WHEAT I contains all the body-building elements in the whole wheat grain, made digestible by steam-cooking, shredding and baking. A food for the man who works with hand or brain —always pure, always clean, always the same price. Two Shredded Wheat Biscuits (heated in the oven to restore crispness) eaten with hot milk or cream, will supply all the nutriment needed for a half day's work. Deticiously wholesome with baked apples, stewed prune* sliced bananas or other fruits. The Shredded Wheat Company, Niagara Falls, N. Y. $lO IN GOLD We will give $lO in gold for the best letter of 50 words or less, describing our store orders. All letters must be submitted on or before June 16, 1914. We reserve the right to print prize-winning and other letters submitted in the contest. Contestants desiring full information can secure same by calling, writing, or phoning to ORDER SYS™> GTVLS You CREDIT Where You Wont It. BELL PHONE 2749R Coal Is Cheapest and Best Now To buy coal now la to buy It at the cheapest price foi which It can be obtained during the year. And then you gain In quality, too, for the coal sent from the mines at this time of the year may be thoroughly screened before delivery, a difficult matter In cold weather when frost will cause the dirt to cling to the coal. So to buy Montgomery coal now Is to buy the best quall'y cf the best coal at the lowest price*. Place your order. J. B. MONTGOMERY Both Phones Third and Chestnut Streets DC! I Painless Dentists B. Ml. IAN. MARKET SQUARE iV HARRISBURG We make a specialty of the painless extraction of teeth. Free ex traction when plates are ordered. Reasonable, reliable, artistic dentistry. Hours—B A. M. to 9. P. M. Sundays—lo A. M. to 1 P. M. LADY ATTENDANT THURSDAY EVENING. HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH JUNE 11, 1914. disinclination to marry may be largely accounted for by the freedom of com i pnnionship that prevails between the sexes. In the olden times when the j only way a man could enjoy a woman's ' Society was by marrying her, he was I In a rush to hustle with her to the altar. ! But when custom permits him lto monopolize a woman's evenings; i when they may spend long days to i gether en the xolf links: when they ' may artend theaters and parties to -1 gethey. and tea and dine In company • in restaurants, the man jis in no hurry to wed He has as i 1 much of the lady's society as he de i sires without the necessity of assum ! ing her bills, or giving her a right to | lecture him. The long engagement Is a modern invention of man s. not woman's, and 1 It is a handicap that our grandmothers never knew. Nothing that the new status of woman has brought her is . so delightful as platonic friendship with man, but we get nothing in this world without paying for it. and the price I that women pay for comradeship with . men is too often s >!:»Kterhood. When I it was a case of eli>.?r lover or noth ing, it was generally lover. I Another reason why men are less 'eager about marrying now than they used to be is that women are too willing. Many things change, but hu man nature never changes, and the primitive instinct In man Is for the chase. The harder a thing is to get the more he wants it. Women have forgotten this masculine peculiarity, ajid instead of permitting themselves to be pursued, they have turned around and run after the men with the re sult that they seldom catch them— for woman, alas, was not built for the chase. Probably our grandmothers were just as anxious to gel luiirried as any girl Is now, hut they oal the gumption to affect a coy and reluctant attitude, and because a man believed that it was difficult to capture the citadel of a maiden's affection, he wooed her with Are, and passion, and energy. Then He Wooed with Fire. Hut How In It with the Modern Glrlf Because she appenred Indifferent to his visits, he kept the path to her door ! footsteps, Because the most | that he hoped to win from her hand in tne shape of a letter was a line or two I of sweet, copy book, maidenly reply to I his numerous missives, he weighted : down the malls with burning love let- I ters. " I How is It now? The modern girl i has left him in no doubt as to the I 5 j , ? er affections. She ll say "yes. . and thank you. too," whenever lie asks | her, so he feels that any old love mak i L nE do "he doesn't come to see i her, she calls up on the Dlione. and so he when there's nothing more ; amusing in prospect. As for letters, she 11 write any way. so what's the : ? e .1" bothering to keep up his end ior the correspondence? It's the old . story of the overripe peach that no ] one wants to gather. I Our grandmothers also had another ad\ antage that we lack—our great ' grandparents understood the value of the unattainable. Thev didn't throw their daughters at eligible young men's heads. They built fences around them. x\ hen a young man came a-wooing the entire family didn't take to the kitchen to give him a chance. On the contrary, the stern parents stood guard over a girl, and put him to nis wits end to steal a moment's secret h°nti erSe w '*'' or slyly press her Sometimes the wily father even went to the .extent of locking a girl up in her room to keep her from a suitor, and then the man, who verv likelv couldn t have been driven in at the mwn !' 1 0or ' risked his neck climbing up to the window to steal her. He Can Hare Woman'* Society ail lib.. So Why Marry f a word, they made courtship ro ' and difficult, and in consequence j there were many elopements. Now ; Di?iT e V er ' ,><? cause «e have made court : Ship toil easy, there is little of it. It Is because nowadays a man may have ' a woman s society without Incurring a "y responsibilities that he ducks, the wedding ring, if women want to pro- I mote matrimony, they have got. in s P(j rasp - to make men either I put up or shut up. MlTlffl ~ OF IKE TIC SKIRT Striped Taffeta With Plain Ruf fles Make a Pretty Combination 8273 Two-Piece Skirt, 22 to 32 waist. Here is one of the latest variations of ths skirt in tunic effect. It is really just a two piece skirt with circular ruffles arranged over it but there is quite an effect of a tunic and there is the flare and fullness that make the latest demand of fashion. As a mat»er of course, the ruffles can be of a _ different material if combinations are liked and a great many gowns and suits arc* showing trimming of taffeta while the foundation material is wool or cotton. Cotton crepe of the better grade is much in demand for skirts of the kind and taffeta trimming makes a good effect. In the picture, striped silk is used through out. The finish can be made at either the high or the natural waist line. For the medium size, the skirt 8271 will require yds. of material 27, 2% yds. 36, 44 or 52 in. wide, with yds. any width for the flounces. The width of the skirt at the lower edge is Iyds. The pattern 8273 is cut in sizes from 22 to 32 inches waist measure. It will be mailed to any address by the Fashion De partment of this paper, on receipt of ten cents. Bowman's sell May llnnton Patterns. Reily Hose Plan Festival For Convention Money The Reily Hose Company, No. 10, will conduct a festival on their lawn at Fourth and Dauphin streets on June 26 and 27. when the usual refresh ments will be purveyed and music will be furnished by the Goldsboro Band. The receipts from this entertain ment will be used to entertain the visiting firemen who are guests of the Reiley during commencement week. PAXTANG POPULAR The large crowds that till the Pax tang Park Theater each night are a pretty good Indication that the theater going public of Harrisburg are aware of the fact that the park theater is an ideal place of amusement during the summer months. And then the shows at the park compare favorably with the best of the standard winter attractions. The bill for this week is one that it would be hard to beat anywhere. Pal frey, Barton and Brown, the feature attraction, present what Is undoubtedly the best novelty act that has ever play ed the town. This trio does a little bit of everything pertaining to vaudeville and seem to be almost perfect in what ever they attempt. In fact they mav be said to be doing two or three acts in one. Another act on the park bill deserv ing of special mention for noveltv and originality, is Frank and Addlngton. These two young ladies do a refined singing and talking act. during which one of the team treats the audience to a very clever exhibition of fancy hag punching. This unique combination makes a big hit with the park audience, who are not slow in expressing their appreciation. The rest of the show con sists of four well-chosen acts that round out a very pleasing: performance. —Advertisement. CHURCH CORNERSTONE LAID Penryn, June 11.—With impressive ceremonies the cornerstone of the new Jerusalem Reformed Church was laid to-day, before more than a thou sand people. The Rev. George B. Rae zer, of Lititz. had charge and the Rev. A. O. Bartholomew, of Manheim, preached the sermon. Going Out of Business Our Entire Stock of Men's, Women's and Chil= dren's Shoes will be placed on Sale and closed out as soon as possible. In order to dispose of this Stock quickly, we have made a sweeping reduction on all lines. In this Sale we will include thousands of pairs of our High Grade Shoes From Our t such as Stetson and Dr. Reed's Cushion Sole, also our $4.00 and $5.00 grades Men's and Women's Shoes, Oxfords and Pumps. Everything at cost and many pairs at less than cost price. Buy while the sizes are good. Sale Begins To-morrow (Friday) Morning The B. A. SHORB SHOE CO. THIRD AND MARKET STREETS Swatting Days Are Here So Get Busy Folks The swat-the-tly crusade is now on in full blast in the city. The Civic Club announces that the measuring day for the first campaign, which closes July 31, will be some time dur ing the iatter part of that month. The place where the Hies may be brought will be announced later. As usual, five cents a quart will be paid for dead flies, while for both cam paigns, the second of which will open in August, six money pri7.es will be awarded, two of $5 each, two of 12.50 each and two of $1 each. 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A. TO ATTKXD CONVENTION The annual State convention of the Sons of Veterans will be held next Wednesday and Thursday, June 17 and 18, at Sunbury. Representatives from all the branches of the Sons of Vet erans from all parts of the State will attend. Those from this city that will attend are: Karl Stewart, Ray Stewart, C. F. Neely, C. Day Rudy, D. W. Cotterel, W. S. Steele and D. D. Hammelbaugh. I. O. O. P. MEMORIAL SERVICE Special to The Telegraph Mechanicsburg, Pa., June 11.—Ac cording to the request of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, a memorial service was held Tuesday evening by Mechaniesburg Lodge, No. 215, with exercises appropriate to the occasion, giving expression of the enduring memories of the departed members. The death roll for the past year is as follows: Fred Brakemaker, died Jan uary 5, a member of the order thirty five years; Christian Swartz, died April 7, a member sixty-three years; Samuel N. Miller, died April 2, member twen ty-two years; John M. Rupp, died from effects of revolver shot on May 21, a member two years; E. Rankin Huston, died May 26, a member forty-six years. An address was made by the chaplain of the lodge, the Rev. E. C. B. Castle. FARMERS' INSTITUTE Special to The Telegraph New Bloomfield, Pa., June 11.—On Tuesday the board of managers of the farmers' institute of Perry county, rep resentatives of the Perry County Fruit Growers' Association and Pomona Grange, No. 1615, met here and ar ranged to hold a farmers' institute December 9, 10, 11 and 12, and the Perry County Fruit Growers' Asso ciation will also hold its annual fruit, veegtable, corn and cereal exhibition. The place selected is Newport for this year and the indications are that it will be one of the largest exhibitions of the Fruit Growers' Association ever held in Perry county.