Newspaper Page Text
" When a Girl "
Br A.w LISLE A New, Romantic Serial Dealing With the Absorbing Problem of a Girl Wife CHAPTER CCXXXVI. Copyright, 1919. King Feature Syn dicate, Inc. This sure is one pleasant old home week, Anne. I don't cotton to many women and they're too pernickety to translate me into their staccato measure. But you're a regular fellow," said Carlotta. flashing a smile at me, as she leaned back against the cushioned bench of our corner table and stared around the restaurant. Lazily and insolently, as she had looked over the people in the dining room, she now removed her shiny black sailor and fluffed her red hair. She was the only woman in the place to take off her hat, but that didn't bother her at all. "It Is nice to be together," I said oordially—adding as the waiter ap proached. "You do the ordering, Carlotta, I liko the way you select a meal." That left me free to marshal my thoughts. From the moment Xeal told me that the Old Harrison Place Btood In Virginia's name, I had known there was something I must do this very day. Neal's half-ex pressed suspicion wasn't needed. Given the one fact that the old homestead had been deeded to Vir ginia. there was only one con clusion to draw. She hadn't bought the place. Not without consulting Jim. That would have been a bit too thick even for Virginia, always supposing she had the money for such a purchase. But she hadn't the money. I was sure of that. The old homestead wasn't an investment of Virginia's. It was a gift. And from Pat. No one had to tell me that. I knew. What I didn't know was this— why should Pat buy the old estate and give it to Virginia? Was it an uneasy conscience that drove him to do this? Was this his way of paying off every possi ble stiver of his debt to Virginia and purchasing his freedom? Free dom of what? I hated to round out my thoughts, but I had to. Pat and Carlotta went every where together. Through her, Pat had formed his very advantageous alliance with the Sturges Construe- i tion Company. And only this noon Carlotta had made it evident that 1 if she phoned Pat he'd come at her | bidding to lunch with us. Everything pointed one way. I Pat, generous and romantic Irish man that he is, wanted to do the right thing by Virginia would be compelled by his own nature to do the right thing before leav ing her before leaving her for , Carlotta. As my thoughts raced along and I jerked shamefacedly to this point, ! Carlotta broke in on them: "Here come the clams. Hope they'll act as a bracer, Anne. I've I been studying you out of the cor ner of my eve while you were day- I dreaming. And you look a bit t done-in. Got any troubles?" "A few," I replied lightly. "Who hasn't?" "Sometimes I wonder what's lay ing for me," she laughed. "Because I haven't a trouble in the world. And it doesn't seem fair. So I sus pect I'll get mine, and get it good : and plenty, when the landslide ! starts." "You haven't a single trouble?" I repeated, feeling my way toward Beechams Pills will rapidly improve your complexionbyarousingthe liver and putting stomach and blood in good order. Larreat Sale of Any Medicine In the World. Sold everywhere. In boxes, 10.. 25c. | Take Advantage g jOf This Weather | . 3 To have your Palm Beach Suit jl ' dry cleaned. §j ( r ( 1 -'l l . The Summer is not over by many days, but a spell like this gives you an oppor ti£'. . tunity to have your Palm 'M jjg Beach suit dry cleaned the 11 Finkelstein way and have it ready for the next hot days which will pop in any 1 Finkelstein j CLEANER AND DYER :;3 Three Stores • Both Phones Q ,*i HARRISBURG STEELTON ;§ MONDAY EVENING, my opening. "Life just hands you everything you want, Carlotta?" "X gave me a good flying start toward all I want," she replied, al most humbly. "I've got a healthy body that never annoys me by creaking or yelling for help. And then I had the blind luck to be born 1 into luxurious surroundings and to take an interest in the things that : appeal to my folks. And my folks are too few and too busy to bother . me. Now, I ask you what kick do you think it's up to me to register?" "Why, the way you put things, you certainly are fortunate," I gasped. But Carlotta swept on: "Of course my old dad has a few legitimate complaints. He wanted a son, and fished three daughters out of the stork pond. Susanne is a gay widow over in Paree, and Luella's stuck up in Canada, living the life of her mining-engineer husband. Dud's got only me. And I do my best to be a son to him." Carlotta laughed, a little uneasily, it seemed. As she paused for breath i seized my moment: "I'll wager you'd never conscious ly do anything to hurt your father. Carlotta. Or any one else, for that matter. I can't imagine you de liberately causing suffering." "I wouldn't," Carlotta shook her 1 head in vigorous denial. "But don't you see there's a pos sibility that in trying to be a son to your father you twist your | viewpoint a bit —warp it front its moorings? You're a girl, you know, and a very feminine one at heart. And isn't it a bit dangerous to add a -prt of outer coating of : boy ?" "Honey, are you telling me that I you don't like my sailor hats and plaids?" demanded Carlotta. "If you could see how foolish I look |in ruffled dimities, you wouldn't say a word. I turn into a big, | horsy woman, trying to plav lap | dog. I've tried the other clothes ' and I know. And I do so love shiny i things and bright colors. Don't tell me you're going to start clothes-reforming me," ended the I girl almost wistfully. "No, but if I did I think you'd i listen, wouldn't you, Carlotta? 1 We're good enough friends for 1 that?" "We're good enough friends —for ; anything—l hope. You're my only j woman friend, Anne." "Then," I said, ignoring my . thumping heart and the lump in my throat, "we're good enough friends to talk about another friendship of yours—one with a man—a friendship that may cost 1 too dearly" ! Carlotta leaned across the table and put her hand in mine. Her dancing eyes sobered to steadi ness, with something behind them that looked half like pain, half like defiance. "I knew this must come sooner or later," she said. "The world is like that—and so its people have , to act accordingly. But before you say another word, Anne, listen to ; me." To be continued. Co-operative Woolen Mill to Be Erected Edmonton. Alberta, Aug. 18. —A co-operative woolen mill will be erected by the co-operative wool , growers of Alberta. This was de- ' cided upon by the sheepmen at their j recent convention here. The site | has not yet been selected. It prob- ! ably will be either Edmonton or Cal- j gary. (The mill is expected to absorb practically all the wool grown in the province. Alberta produced 4V ! per cent of all the wool sold last I year through the Canadian Co-oper- ! ative Wool Growers Association. This ! amounted to 2.309,584 pounds. It brought 61% cents a pound. The sheepmen will receive current market prices for their wool at the mill, and in addition will share in the profits on the manufactured j goods. All their wool now is shipped ! to mills in eastern Canada or the 1 United States. Bringing Up Father Copyright, 1918, International News Service -•- Bp McManus EM <OU_"<- OF CO<jrtt>E "too WOULDN'T IT ->OUNOS> LIKE) ( OH - , OVP . I\ |j f~ SOME CaWtr i, J 7 ' I M*<,4ie -THATs) CARE FOR HKH CLAVb THE NOON- CWT ^ Ub ' VE U I <ET DOT OR TERR l ftp MUtolC-TOU LIKE JAZZ.- WHITTLE: L $ s 1 ©REAKIN4 INK . *° ME ONE 1 SOMEONE |l A,HK sr LITTLE TALKS BY BE A TRICE FAIRFAX A few days ago a young woman had her husband arrested for wife beating. The Judge asked a few questions, and it developed that the young couple had met in the dark one night at the movies and were married next day. The Judge dismissed the case, evidently thinking that bargain counter husbands snatched at ran dom must often turn out to be "seconds." The average woman takes shop ping with consummate seriousness, and if 6he would only think of the man she is about to marry In the terms of a purchase, how much more enduring would be this life and-death contract. The other day in a big depart ment store I saw a woman of my acquaintance take twelve minutes to match a spool of taupe sewing silk. The performance partook of an orgy: her features became set and her ey:s glassy as she did two or three women "out of their turn" in getting waited upon. Finally she succeeded in com mandeering a saleswoman and of fered the precious scrap of silk to be matched. In a jiffy the trained eye of the saleswoman succeeded in getting the exact shade of sewing silk. But did Madame take it? She absolutely declined to be balked of her constitutional right to kill time shopping. She demanded something "a little nearer," and with the utmost pa tience the girl endeavored to per form the impossible and displayed various shades of taupe. These were pronounced "way off." then followed a long discussion on sew ing silk and its habit of "working up lighter." This the saleswoman agreed to, and four shades of lighter silk were abandoned. Emotions at tlc Notion Counter. Only two girls were waiting "at the notions" and eight frantic wo men were taking part in the tragi comedy that might have been en titled: "Diligence, or Matching a Spool of Taupe Silk." With rage, despair, wrath and other deadly sins registered in their faces the women waited while six minutes passed, then a bright idea seized the taupe silk matcher. "Have you cotton in this shade of taupe?" "But would you use cotton on an all-silk charmeuse?" inquired the patient one back of the counter. ".No," (with rebuking dignity) "But I should like to see if it came any nearer than the silk.". She was shown the cotton, aud she turned her attention again to ward the silk, the eight frenzied women waiting "to buy findings" at "the notions" had now increased to twelve. There were further digressions on silk, its tendency "to work up lighter," etc.; twelve minutes had passed. A fat woman said: "How long, oh Lord, how long?" The conscientious shopper now bought four spools of the first shade that had been shown to her, because the "fnatch was so perfect" she wanted to have them in the house in case she made the dress over next year. The lady, whom I happen to know, had been "three times mar ried and twice divoroed. And 1 she had devoted the same amount of prayerful consideration to se Daily Dot Puzzle Za 45 2>®> 42 4o • 4| • . 45* \\ • 36 3b 4b, '35 ,) * 34 ) '"*> J- ' 33 _,-^X \ 3o \ V 5o \ 27• * A I -8 # * 2l II* /T 7 ".J0 iz. V < t 1 5* 17 Draw from one to two and BO on to the end. WWUBBURG TECEGRXPH I lecting her husbands that she did ! to matching spool silk, how happy ! every one would have been, Hot ex. I cepting the frantic woman "at the ! notions" waiting fo rher to make a ; selection. Conscientious Frivolity. And these conscientiously frivol-* I ous women, who think nothing of | wasting an entire morning looking 1 at something they have no inten tion of buying, are often the worst | "matchers" when it comes to rnatn mony. All their intelligence is directed toward "hitting it off" with sewing I silk, the initials on a cotton hand kerchief, the stitching on the back I of a glove, the shape of a shoe I buckle—these are life and death ! matters involving the deepest ; thought of which they are capable, j On the other hand, they will marry a man about whom they know at>- , solutely nothing. They never stop to ask them delves whether their prospective | fate is congenial, or if they really know anything about him, his fam* : ily, his previous record, or his abil, i ity to maintain a home. I have had dozens of letters from girls all over the United States telling me they are going to marry men whom they met at a dance and know really nothing about, and asking: "Am I | right?" i They are distinctly all wrong, a3 they discover later to their sorrow. Sometimes these foolish women— and often they are middle-aged have a little money which they j trustingly hand over to Mr. Lohen grin from nowhere-in-particular. This was the case of a gentleman by the name of Burton Merritt Me- Lane, at present enjoying a sojourn of two years in a Baltimore jail for duping a widow out of $3,400. The lady gave him money to buy a home and so they were married in New York. Immediately the groom de parted "to see a wounded brother in Washington" and neglected to returh to his bride or send the deeds of the house. Mr. McLane was discovered later j in Burlington, Vermont. He had j spent the money on horse racing! and other pleasures. The lady's j sole asset as the result of her hasty marriage is—experience. The only remedy for mistakes of this kind is education on the part of women. And as a great many women know more about shopping than about any other subject under the sun, it might not be a bad idea for some earnest woman, deeply in terested in uplift work, to conduct a class for future wives, where a',', the instructions would be given in shopping terms. "Will he wear?" This would naturally be one of the first ques- j tions, and members of the class would proceed to discuss the dur- i able qualities of their future i mates in the terms of some all- i wool and a yard wide material, 'is I he a fast color?" could be discussed in terms of washable Summer fabrics. Other questions would be: "Will he shrink?" "Will he fade?" "Has he a right and a wrong side?" "Will this material look better alone or in combination with some thing else?" 'The Shoppers' Handbook for Husbands" would undoubtedly be a best seller. Advice to the Lovelorn I ANOTHER "A AND B" PROBLEM DEAR MISS FAIRFAX: I am in love with a man we will call A. Now, there is another, B, who loves me. I also love him, but I love A much better. Now A has never told me of his love for me, but B has given me many hints. Would you advise me to drop A. though I love him very much? PUZZLED EIGHTEEN. This isn't the letter of a girl who really understands what love means. Why in the world, Eighteen, can't you keep on being friends with both these young men, particularly since I you are engaged to neither of them? , You can't possibly "love" both A and B. and you have given no reason why you should "drop" either one or the other. You are still very young. En- Joy your youthful friendships with out having marriage always In the tack of your mind. ASKS HOW TO ATTRACT HIM. DEAR MISS FAIRFAX. I am a young girl, considered pretty, and always wear the best of clothes. I have a great many gentle men friends, but one I cannot under stand. My two girl friends and I are often with this young man, and he is always lovely to them, showing them great affection, and seldom noticing me. I care for him a great deal and have known him for years, but I usu ally am quiet in his presence. Some other girls are bold with him and he seems to like it greatly. Please, Miss Fairfax, tell me how to act in his presence. Should i be bold or stay in the background and let bim slight me? LOLA F. Your girl friends make a very ser ious mistake in allowing a display of "affection" from an acquaintance, and you are equally mistaken in being en vious of this illbred form of attention. A young man of this sort is one that you will do well to give no more thought to, and the last thing in the world to do is tc cultivate a "boll" manner in order to attract him. I con gratulate you on having retained a natural and quiet manner, but you must also be careful In the choice of your friends. UNITED STATES AS A NAVAL POWER NOW SECOND ONLY TO ENGLAND, FIGURES SHOW Washington, Aug. 18. The rapid rise of the United States as a naval power during the past two years is graphically demonstrated in figures showing the sea strength of the var ious world powers, compiled by the Navy Department's office of Naval Intelligence. They show that the United Slates, close pressed by France in 1917 for its place as third naval power in the world, is now second only to Great Britain and is at pres ent pushing to completion a luilding program that will in ike the Ameri can navy, for the first time In re c nt history, a formidable contender for first naval honors. A little more than two years ago. the figures show. German/, then sec end naval power, boasted more than 100 more ships of all classes than the United States, with a total tonnage exceeding that of the American navy by nearly 200,000 tons. Great Britain's fleet at that time numbered a total of 63i. ships aggregating 2.375,564 tons as compared with Germany's 262 ships and 1,038,240 tons and the United States' 1.03 ships and SJP.OI7 tens. To-day Germany, now in third place among naval powers, has a "pa.ier" navy of 450 ships of all types, total ing 526 637 tons. These figures do not include German vessels surrend ered to the Allies or Russian ves sels in the hands of the Germans. Regarded from the standpoint of fighticg efficiency as distinguished from number of ships and tonnage, Germany is outclassed by both France and Japan, 1 er navy being composed almost entirely of old and obsolete vessels. The pride of Germany's sea power was surrendered to the Allies at Stapa Flow, where many of them were sunk by their officers and crews. Japan Next to L'. S. Japan, fifth naval power in 1917, lias passed France and Germany both and now ranks next to the United States in fighting aea si.reni.tth. The actnal standing of the naval powers of the world to-day from the stand point modern fighting strength ac cording to the Navy Department's fgures, is Great Britain, United States, Japan, France, Germany, Russia and Italy. The completion of all Vessels now building and projected will add 213 ships totaling 500,000 tons to the British navy as compared with 349 ships and 1,116,383 tons for the United States, 24 ships and 107,200 tons for Japan, and 13 ships and 96,- 000 tons for Germany, according to the most authentic figures available at the Navy Department. The completion cf the present building programs, a matter of abtut three years, will find the ..chief naval powers of the world with the fol lowing elative strengths: Great Brit ain 955 ships aggregating 2,772,542 tons: United States 603 ships total ing 2,117,922 tons; Japan 170 ships. 755,239 tons; France 253 ships, 719,237 Mother Knows What is Best for the Little Folks JERSEY Corn Flakes appeal to the children and grown-ups alike because they are so crisp and delicious when served with milk or eaten dry. Mother likes to give them to the children because they are healthful and easy to serve. The child ren never tire of eating them but on the other hand they always want more. Jersey Cora Flakes are made crisp, brown and delicious by our superior toasting process. The triple-seal package keeps them fresh and sweet. Jersey Cereal Food Conpany, Cereal, Pa. Learn the Jertey Difference—Grocer can rapply you with JERSEY Corn Flakes The Original Thick Corn Flakes tons and Germany 403 ships measur ing 923,437 tons. As a result of the great torpedo boat destroyer building pro grin car ried out by the United States during the war the American navy now in cludes more than 150 destroyers of the fastest and late.it type, with near ly 200 more building of contracted fo*• Great trita'.n owns about 425 1 of this type vessel, many of them old and little modern naval value, and has about 110 building or authorized. Germany's dectroyer force has been so reduced as to make it a negligable factor. Japan owns 40 modern de stroyers, according to best available figures, and has about 20 under con struction. Great Britain emerged from the war with by far the most powerful battleship and battle cruiser force in the world: although the United States now has under construction a formidable aggregation of major ships. England's navy to-day in cludes 55 battleships and 9 battle cruisers less than 20 years old, with four powerful battle cruisers now under construction. The United States has 36 battleships capable of holding a place in a mod ern battle line and not including a number cf old tjpe battleships listed for sale or the scrap heap. Thirteen of the most modern battleships in the world are under construction for the United States and 6 battle cruisers are authorized and will be completed during the next three years. Japan has 13 battleships and 7 bat tle cruisers completed and four bat tle cruisers under construction or authorized. Germany retains 30 bat tleships and one battle cruiser, most of which are of practically no naval value, and has twi baUloshipa and three battle cruisers laid down, on which construction lias been stopped. France has 18 battleships and nc bat tle cruisers completed and five bat tleships and four battle cruise's un der construction. The completion of the present build ing programs will find the following line up of major ships; Great Britain 55 battleships, and 13 battle cruisers; United States 49 battle-jli ps and six battio t . Japan 13 battles'.i; * and II lo.*i!.- cruisers ;<*r:r.v.y 42 battleships and four battle cruisers, still subject to the final naval peace terms, and France 23 battleships and four battle cruisers. Great Britain leads the world in cruiser and light crulsei strength with a total of 118 vessels of these types as compared with 30 for the United States, 23 for Japan, 37 for Germany and 19 for France. Two naval powers formerly of con siderable strength in addition to Ger many have been at least temporarily eliminated as a result of the war, Russia and Austro-Hungary's sea forces having been demoralized. The insignificant Turkish naval power is held by the Allies. 'AUGUST 18, 19191 NEW FOODS MAY REDUCE PRICES Researches to Be Made Public at Meeting of Chemi cal Society Philadelphia. Aug. is.— New food sources and recently discovered methods of adapting familiar sub stances to a palatable and cheaper diet have been discovered, accord ing to a bulletin issued yesterday by the American Chemical Society, which is shortly to hold its annual meeting in this city. In these days when fruits and vegetables are soaring in price be yond the reach of many persons, sprouted grains, beans and peas, are excellent substitutes. They develop the much needed vitamines, the in visible power of which adds to the nourishing quality of foods, and is so often destroyed by improper methods of preserving, canning or cooking. The sprouting, as it does in the case of malted barley, develops the starch into a more digestible form which is quickly assimiliated and is especi ally valuable for the feeding of chil dren and invalids. The Chinese t For That • After- Theater Party Hearts of Celery Cammembert Cheese Chopped Olives Saltincs Ice Cold CU-RO CU-RO is in itself the essence of glow ing camaraderie. Its friendly sparkle and appealing tang add zest to the perfect meal; they are the true accompainment to that bite which good .fellowship demands after the show. Call for CU-RO tonight at the club or your favorite restaurant. And don't forget that CU : RO is the hostess' every ready aid for a chummy, in formal lunch after cards —the game of golf or tennis —or on the veranda when tea time arrives. Always look for Jack Frost on your bot tle and be certain that it bears this name. NATURE'S GENEROUS 80FT DRINK N. FRIEDBERG DISTRIBUTOR Second and Cherry Sts., Harrisburg, Pa. ROTH PHONES Standard Beverage Co., Bottlers, Sor ant on hundreds of years ago recognized the worth of foods of this class, and employ them In savory stews, adding a little meat to give flavor. Thus chop suey, containing as it does sprouts of rice or beans, if not drenched with Oriental sauces, fur nishes a far better food than is commonly believed. Modern industrial chemistry is converting many plants formerly used for breweries and sometimes for munition and other war work into food factories. Some of the new industries are concerned with the putting of milk into more port able forms. As a large part of the expense of milk is due to transporta tion charges, much freight is saved by gathering it in remote regions where it is plentiful and making it into powders, dried milks, malted milks and condensed and evaporated brands. As shown by recent researches of the food chemists, milk even at what is regarded by many as an excessive price, as sold by some dealers, is still an economic food. Cuticura Stops Mj Itching and Saves the Hair^ All druggist®; 80ap26. Ointment 25 Af>o, Talcum2s. Sample each free of "Cntlcum, Dspt. M, Beaton." 7