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A Woman to Trouble.;,
. .; CHAPfER I.-(Contlnued.) V.
Tea, if Owen." trembled Mrs. Perry.
. her nervou fingers clutohing to keB tha
quaver i from her voice . X,hop I
havent interrupted anything Important."
"Kot Tory ,'t Th maa'a. voice could bJ
heard distinctly putsjae me pnonei , . ; .y
. ''Jackl'iy-aha . vol fo-aij ulilof. plqftdia
"--I have to 'have some mony!''T' '.
The frowa it 1 th4 yellow Tialred women
deepened- as ah JUjteoed. ,tO thef man's J
, reply.' . ' . '" ' ' :
"I know ifs fc week before my allow
anoe ts dne.'" urged Mrs.. Perry, and
now, aba turned her eyes Imploringly to
ward, tha stony, yellow-haired one. ."But A
I Just most have tti Eight nunarea aoi-lars-rv
The man's 'voice boomed an Incredulous
xolematloB over, the wire; (hen a sharp
question.' ' '.''.' ' - ' . '." -"Why-orhy,
ifa to pay bills! Yes, yea.
Jack. I "know ' X was supposed to keep
them paid out of my allowance! I didn't
want to tell yeu- this until we could .sit
down quietly together, - only they're
pressing, me lor payment! . And . the al
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Famous Authoress Declares that the Trouble Lies with
Copyright, 191. Star Company.
By ELLA WIIFKLEU WILCOX.
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.Why the contention, the separations,
the ever-increasing ratio of divorces that
follow the marriages of today? In shprt,
' what is tha matter with the modern mar
There is nothing
the matter with
The trouble' Ilea
modern roenN and
,And there is noth
ing tha matter
with Jnodsrn men
and women, save
When the boys
end girls era suf
fering pains they
lose the charm ef
early childhood and
traits; they do net
know what to do with their hands- and
feet, and their manners and attltudea are
self-conscious. They, sre frequently ;ln
the way of their eldere. , . , ,
Bo the men and women who are pass
ing from early Immature social conditions
to a higher state sre-similarly effected.
Tbey have -tost the old repot of ac
cepted traditions.' they are restless with
self-eonsciqusness, and their manners and
motions cause them to be In their own
way and in the way of others. ' It IS often
remarked by the pertml.t. who feels that
the race la going to the wall, that divorce
la a modern evil, and, that Hs frequency
today proves how tha human family lot
- civilized lands haa degenerated in two or
three generations.' '
Our grandparents regarded divorce as a
disgrace. There was one diverve tn their
day to a hundred in the present time.
But that does not mean that there were
ninety-nine bappy marriages tn those
days compared to one in this epoch.
It means that men and women bore
their marital unbai'pfncs more pstlently
and silently in oldun times because It
was the custom; and because' they
dreaded the scan1nl and reproach which
would result If they sought freedom.
Women, especially In the days of our
ancestors, bad nut begun to feel grow
Veyka' Taos of OUnert
lowance- isn't enough.
Jackson!. Yes, I know
you'vo raised ft-oW"
The man's heavy voice,
had Interrupted her
calmly, quietly, coldly.
She eanX back limply
Into the chair. ,
June hung up the . re
ceiver. She. . .was sur
prised to see the yellow
hatred woman! put' up. her
own 'phone and come
across the room ' with a
benign ' expression,. . . ,
"Cheer up," she advised,
right." . ''..
"Hubby s all
Jffrs)-Perry straightened up. '
"Yes." she said and moistened Jicr lips.
,"ke' safd that he'd, gM '"over those bills
,wUk mq .tonight." ;'-'' " , ' '
,' '4.-letaV-fcljji;aaaL . Andthe-yellow
haired woman grinned across - at June.
J'-HerjaH :your I. -.b.-' Af dearle;' Vv-Q.
K.'d It. Yeu better go tn and play, awhile
.for your ttaryek.-'. , ' ' t
. The terrified little blond looked up In
credulously.. It was as if ih4 had been
given a: drink ;of aome-strong stimulant,
and she clutched eagerly at the memor
andum slip. Perhaps with that she could
win back all that she had lost!
"Thank you!" she gasped and hurried
from the room. ., ,,-
.The other "woman grabbed her phone. '
"Eight-o-eight-o Gardenl" ah called.
"Hello! Mr. Perry, please! Thla Is his
wife's friend." - I
June-moved for her. hat and coat... '
. "Hello. . Miv. Perry! .. Say, your wife Is
at 48 Kliigloy court' gambling, and she's
ing pains. They accepted whatever Ills
fell to their lot in marriage with a cer
tain "Patient Grtseldn" spirit, believing
it to bo woman's sphere In life to submit
to man's will In all things.
If the man built ,' large, comfortable
bams for his stock and housed his horses
more luxurioualy than his family, if he
compelled his wire to do tier household
work under the most trying conditions.
If he waa niggardly with bis money and
huailllated her to the dust by making
her beg for every penny she spent on
her wearing apparel, and then complained
of 'her extravagance, the ! bore It all
without an idea of rebelling and told
her troublea only to he? mother, who ad
vised her to be paUont and make the
best of the situation.
-She had little opportunity to compare
her destiny with other lives, as homes
were Isolated, mcthoda of travel prim
itive and newspapers did not lay bare
the domestic lives of communities, as
In the present day.
Even Infidelity on the part of the hus
band waa borne as 'oest it might be In
those days, because separation of man
and wife left the wife with a stigma upon
her forever." And rather than return to
her parents' borne, branded and oetra
clMl. she remained in her husband's
bouse and tried to Ignore her humiliating
poHjtlon. . ' '
- To listen to the prattling of peoplo who
delight in lauding the past to the detri
ment of the present, one would be led
to believe that our ancestors were) all
models of nobility, and that the men and
women of the present dsy are poor
specimens ef worthy forbears.
But a little Investigation will prova that
the sins of omission and commission of
our ancestors produced the "dlvorce-whlle-you-walt"
type of men and women
of our own times.
Had the old man' never failed In bis
duty the new woman would never have
apning into existence. All the one-time
domestic virtues of women were taken as
a matter of course by the men folk. .
Woman's work is In the home, and it
was. a. too generally accepted Idea that
she was Incapable of handling money and
that she needed no diversion, no inde
pendent purse and no mental outlook be
yond the walls of her home and the vil
lage church. ,
The type of man wbo held suCu "ideas
going to be exposed tn half an hour If
you inn't here to pay her debts," ,
The mm at the other end of the wire
apparently took a moment, to grasp for
oreath; then the wire boomed.
"AH right,' bring the police If you want."
napped the yellow haired woman. "I
guess I can stand the notoriety If you
and your nlfe can. . And, say, checks
don t go. Bring cash. It's eight-fifty
June stood aghast A gambling house!
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xooxniag for Bnmaway ' lust,
Oh the-eorrier near Mrs. p'Keefe's; home
Officer Grady walked over to lift his cap
politely and to help Marie across the
street with ' her empty T market basket
Twp 'trtocBl ip70frlcer Down" carried licr
basket two blocks off his beat to where
Officer Kennan held up the traffic both
ways wtille he described tha chicken pot
pie' she Intended to make for dinner. AD
this was, first, because - the Widow
O'Keefe's husband had . been the most
popular, man on . tbt iforce and, second,
because Marie, . plain Of feature though
she was. had found In herself an "unex
pected knack for pleasing Ipollcemen. .
In the market June's maid, companion
and protector, wandered from stall to
stall. selecting her tiny purchases of
fruit and vegetables. . She was Junt de
ciding .on the tremendously important
selection of the-chicken itself when sud
denly an avalanche of flaming color fell
uppn her, and a voice cried: ' -,To,
MarleT Wha's kjjka Junler;
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Modern Men and Women
prepared, the way for the suffragists who
marched through the land today. The
Puritan fathers ' were merciless In their
attitude toward a woman who made a
misstep in the path of rectitude, and the
two i standards - of morals, which mads
light ef the sin of the erring youth and
condemned forever the erring girl, helped
to bring the established order of things.
The silence of mothers on matters of
of sex has paved a broad highway -for
unhappy marriages, and now that women
are reading, thinking and observing, they
dare to staad forth Id the light of knowl
edge and, demand cleaner, saner and
safer lawn to protect them from the evils
which the old-fashioned wives endured
tn silent shame and sorrow.
It has been "the boast of sensoless and
unthtnklng mothers, backed by selfish
and uncomprehending fathers that the
daughters went to the msrrlage alter "as
Ignorant and innocent In mind as new
born halves'' in matters of sex. It would
be just as sensible to boast that a school
teacher went to her duties Ignorant of
reading and writing or a rmieloan Ignorant
of notes. The misery, the destruction to
health and happineea, thewretchedness
which haa gone Into the second and third
generations through this Ignorance ef
girl wives and mothers regarding the
natural laws which govern marriage and
motherhood would fill volumes.
The sllenco of fathers toward their sons
on these great laws of life haa aided and
abetted selfishness of the masculine na
ture Id relation to women, and the fact
that until within a comparatively short
Period of time all physicians were men
has been another factor in the building of
conditions whkh. in their time, Inevit
ably produced revolt, '
The report of the "committee of one
hundred" on health, together with the
statistics of he Board of Health of New
York and other states, compela the moat
optimistic mind to, realise the menace
to tha national conservation of vitality
which lies tn the ignorance of men and
women In matters of sex hygiene.
When men are educated In early youth
to understand-the Importance of keeping
the blood pure and the body and mind
clean, in order to produce sane, strong
ohlldren who are mentally and physically
a credit, to the race, tl)ere will be a not
abe reduction In C 'j rce, and wives and
offspring will fir"('s and lees need of
the surgeon's and physician's skill.,
Aunt Dehby! Her tw fat hands were
gripped on Marie's arm. '
T do- ht know -yon r- she declared.
-dont, knew rae!" .Aunt- Debhy
wheeaed, her -broad bosom , jumping up
ana down. wu say, you don't know
m? Aln t l PebbyT Ain't you Marie T"
"WhM's the matter herer" The gruff
voice of; big policeman. Officer Dowd.
1 want that 'woman took In charge!"
panted Aunt Debby, as she rolled br
eyes. ' ' , - '
"Oh, you do!" And the officer of tha
law turned en Mart an eye. which waa
perfectly, ready to. be. suspicious In spite
of Its tllslncllnatiAn. ' "What's it.
charger' ' ,
The voice of Aunt . Debby' rose shrillv
".he done stole my pockethook!"
"Well, what's that on your arm?" And
Aunt Dehby's eyes dropped as she saw
the stern gase of the policeman fixed on
the nisty old hand bag which gripped
her thick forearm. She . had forogtten
that , detail In her planning. "Open It
up," ordered the officer, whb c,rnA it
"Well well well !"
her eyes batting,
gulped Aunt Dehhv.
e done stole my
growled the efflnan.
o negro ever had two pocketbooka."
The officer then dispersed the crowd that
had gathered and started Maria and Aunt
Dehby in opposite directions.
"Jerry," she called as she climbed
breathlessly to her seat by the driver. "I
done seed Marie! And what she goes
Miss Junle la.'" t
The car was already started.
To Neda they drove, and within flva
minutes after Aunt Debbv'a T.J trt
jport Ned Warner and John Moore and
I three long and . lanky detectives were
neauen ior me market, with Jerry and
Aunt Debby tip in front At that point
they scattered, and It was Ned whose
Inquiries after Marie led all the way to
Officer Dowd. ,
CHAPTER lit .
A heavy jawed, firm mouthed, square
headed ard level eyed man stopped at
the door of 48 Klngsley court and rang
the bell with vigorous Jerk,
i ''Mr. Perry," he announced bluntly.
"Yes, ' sir.'-' replied the Impudent pago
girl, by no means abashed, and she
threw open the parlor door. "Right In
here." She grinned as she switched on
the light for him and saw that he waa
oppressed by the fact nf the drawn, cur
tains., , . -t
"Where U my wife?" ha loudly de
"In a minute.'; The yellow haired
woman was quite calm and collected. "I
don't mind turning over a parlor to settle
a domestic scrap, but I want my bill
settleJ firm. Eight-fifty."
, "How do I know-that she Is guilty of
rambling, How do I knew that she is
herer. Th woman's Hp curled. '
"Want to see her wltli the goods? Well,
Jackson, If you'll promise to behave I'll
show her to you through a peephole."
The men's fists clinched eoneutslvely.
"You'd better pass over my eight-fifty
first,"-said the yellow haired wOtnan.
"Just a minute please." A sweet Voice,
low, gentle, culturedno such voice as
the msn had expected to hear In this
place. He was equally Impressed when
he turned and saw the beautiful young
girt who had ' glided through -the rear
door, her fae full of serious purpose.
"Who rang for you?'' snapped ttie yel
low haired woman, her eyes flaming with
instant resentment. - ,
(To Be Continued (Tomorrow.)
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Advice to Lovelorn
tz y JUATxxca taxbtax
Better Off Wlthoat each Friends.,
Tear Miss Fairfax: I attended an af
fair about a week ago with a rlend I
have known about a yar. When leaving
me at my home he wivhed to kls me.
which I declined. The following day I
called him up and he spoke very coldly
to me. He promised to meet me the
following evening at my place "of busl
ness, but failed to do so, and I have not
beard from him since.
I like this young man very tnuoh.' Do
you think my action toward him. was
proper? Also how can I regain his friend
Tou did exactly the tight thing. Don't
allow yourself to be bullied Into allow
ing" liberties by. a young man who Is
showing quite plainly that if he cannot
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Happy is the man ;cr' voman who has learned' through stress of
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kiss you and have bis own way about
marking love) to you ha does hot ears to
be friend's. Any .further advance toward
renewing friendship must come from trim.
H owes you an apology for not keeping
his appointment. Be on your dignity, tny
dear girl. Worth-while men will like you
all the . better for it.
Yesr Belf-Bespect Forbids This.
Dcsr Miss Fsirfax: I am a hard work
ing youth of do and am deeply In love
lth a very pretty girl ot 11. Her father
(she has no mother), wbo Is quite
wealthy, seems to tie very fond ot me
and sanctions our friendship. Recently
he made a rather serious proposition to
me without his daughter's . knowledge.
Knowing that my salary would not per
mit me to give his daughter the good
times he desired her to have and still
keep her In my company, he aaked me If
I would not accept money from Mm to
spend on his daughter and myanlf. .
Now 1 1 would like your advice as to
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of the Parlaienne. The fulness ia this black velvet
klrt has been modestly obtained by. a cluster of
. plait and the sombreneaa relieved by white ciracul.
what is the best step to take in this earn .
a I love the girl dearly and am sure my 1
love is not in vain. , P. M. L. ,
If the girl you are fond of cares for'
you, aha will, be willing to accept the In-'
expensive attentions It la In your power '
to give her. You would forfeit, her 1
respect aa well M your own self-respect '.
If you permitted her father to give you ;
money o spend on her.
Why Not Be Friends f
Dear Miss Fairfax: (tno month ago I
met a young ladv whom I have since
learned to love. Hhe told ma my love is'
returned, but on account ot her age I
must wait a year before I can call on her
again. This I find hard to do. Pheli I
alt? r. B. O. B.
Why not he friends? To wait a year,
before seeing a girl again and to expoot!
no change to come in an acquaintance
that la based on only a month's knowl
erge ef each other is absurd.
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