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EVENING LEDGER-PHILADELPHIA; frHUBSPAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1018
WHAT EVERY WOMAN WANTS TO KNOW-THINGS THAT INTEREST MAID AND MATRON
ELLEN ADAIR SEEKS
UNCLE'S HOME, BUT
FINDS HIM GONE
A Taxi Ride Through Phil
adelphia's Streets Brings
,New Surprises at Every
Turn of Road.
Once on i tlmo I hnd the smallest
kitten, nnd Its eyes nere closed, for It
was only four days old. A little village
boy pulled Its eyes roughly open and
the kitten died.
I know now how that kitten felt be
fore It died. It must have thought the
world a ri no! place, and Klad It wn
to lene It M rude awakening hurt me,
too. For wlun tho lovely lady swept
away It was tho kindest thing: that she
could do, poor soul! she swept my child
ishness along with her. Mv rjes were
opened to a treacherous world, and deep
down In my heart two feelings reigned
First was n trembling thankfulness that
eho had Hone. Then onnie a great deep
pity for her pain, that swallowed all te
cntmeut nnd all fear I knew her cor
rnwn wptp unfntVuminblr. Poor. lonel
soul In that stiange underworld, drifting I
among vague shadowy forms wuon
lieai ts liae long shH'o died t' there no
resurrection to a higher lire? Out in tin
sunlit spaces, chlldion's voire i. ill out
In Ood's world are happy b'essed homes
"Too late, too late!" I still can hear her
At length I rose from meditating there,
and sought the railway station one
again. I had escaped the greatest dan
ger, and nothing :ould harm me now.
I hailed a tavi to convey me to mv
uncle's house, my shabby trunk was
piled on It, and off we started.
NEW SCENE8 ALONG THE WAY.
I noticed that the driver was a negro,
and ha wore no chauffeur's uniform. I
missed the smart aprearance of the Lon
don taxis, and the vase of (lowers within. ,
This strango dark chauffeur drove so
fast, and oh: I noticed in alarm that
we were careering on the wrong side of
the street! For, as wo drove toward
tne wesx, on wiai wiue inuruuiiiurtio
called Market street, we kept upon the
right-hand side, and not the leftl
"Wo certainly will hae an uccldent
juite soon," aald J, and sought the
I could not llnd It, nnd we still swung
on at lightning wed, still on the right
hand side. This was too much. I could not
stand it any longer, and hung far out
of the window.
"Please stop'" I cried to the chauffeur.
"Tou will have an nccldnt if ou don't
keep to tho proper side of the road.
Please cross over to the left at once."
The dusky dner duly stopped, and
hook hts puzzled had. "I drive all
right." said he In a soft, musical voice
n. voice that seemed to hold tho liquid
melancholy of old slave days. "We
mus' keep to the right side. Jt Is the
I sank back In mr seat amazed. Here
then the traffic laws must b the opposite
of ours In England! Yet I could not
shako off the vague surmise that we
-WJTrftT shortly collide with something.
The policemen looked quite different
from ours, they wore no helmets, but a
peaked cap of the tj pe our postmen
wear in England, and many of them rode
I thought the postmen did look strange
mall carriers. I think, tho name is here.
They wore straw hats with wide up-curving
brims, dove-colored, and with suits
of bluish gray.
We passed great shops In Market street
-I think they're called "department
etores" and great street cars clanged
everywhere. They had no upper deck,
these cars, but all must crowd Inside No
one at home sits Inside a car In summer
time, unless it rains Thej nlw s climb
upon the roof, to get the breezes and a
view. I thought It must be dieadful, thRt I
warm July evonlng. Inside thoe big trol- I
ley cars' Although thev wore so huge '
and long, I noticed they could turn I
around a. sharper corner than cars of ,
half their size in England ever could!
We turned sharply north from Market
ueei aim awutiK along 111 quieir streets.
The taxi bumped and bounced upon Its
way, for the road seemed strangelv rough
and uneven We rattled light aiross a
railroad crossing, too, I saw the tall-end
of a great goods train just parsed It
seemed so odd to see those rnllwav lines
crossing a trafilc-laden strfW "I hope
I get to Unelo's safe'" thought I
It was now lust after T u'vloik. and
darkness seemi'd to fall so suddenly. It
aeemed to me that in a few short min
utes after daylight It was dark' At homl
we have a long, long twilight, and on
July evenings daylight lingers on till 10 J
I saw the oddest things on that long
taxi ride the seemed so strange at first '
to me, an English girl, but now I've j
grown accustomed to them all We
passed street nfter street of red-brick
houses, with the or six steps leading
down to the pavement. Smartly gowned,
white clad girls bat out on tnese steps
slth well-dressed youths: whole families
eat there and faced publicity Thev evon
went furthor. for I saw inuii little en
campments right out upon "tho pave
ment's edge. The father wwuld sit upon
e. campstool there, reading the evening
paper and peacefully smoking, not the
pipe of peace, but one big hluck cigar,
while the mother sat and chatted with
her friends who might pass by upon the
I thought the crowds of Iftt chil
dren playtn In the streets were just the
dsareat. merriest little things. I HHed
the curious style In which their hair
was cropped, all round the back right
close up to their Itltln ears.
A DREAItY DM.RMMA
At length the taxi drew up at m;
uncle's house, after we had driven Just
a trifle over foul miles. "Two dollars,
please." said the driver, as he carried
ny trunk up tn the door Two dollars!
"Why. that toil ride at home would have
cost but 70 cents' I paid hlra while
he rang the doorbell
It was a two-storied, red brick hous. In
long line of others, with fl t.rv.
i?"ui"b unvwi io me pavement
The drlier rang and rang, and rang
again. No answei came' Ife , ould I
valt no longer so mounted his car and '
drove off. A little boy who had been i
Intently watching me now spoke. In i
the great dread that now enveloped me,
X yet could note the odd twang In his 1
speech "If you are wanting the gen
tleman in that house, he went off to Eu- I
rope Just n week ago." said he "I heard
that house is to be stmt up for the next
Three months' And here was I. Ellen
Adair with but i& in the woild. and not
ne single fnend in the length or
breadth of America, left lellurj upon
AN AGRICULTURAL MYSTERY
"My boy Josh has been talkm to m
about scientific fdiiuiu,' said Mr. I'orn-
'He seema to liae int'-rt-iei - i '
a Ytiat I d like to llnd out now is
tow a mail that knows as little a'oout I
farmln as I u err managed to make
jU,e paj V ashlata i Star, I
AGAIN RETURNS AS
PET OF FASHION
Latest Favorites Made of
Sheerest Materials Col
lars of Various Designs
Suit Individual Tastes.
MISS EDITH GILLETTE
Daughter of Major Gillette, of the navy yard, is the charming subject of this
beautiful photographic study made by the Evans Studio. She is quite a
young girl, having made her debut only last year.
WOMEN USE FOOD
MONEY FOR DRESSES,
SAYS GROCERS' ORGAN
Wives Deceive Husbands by
The With cot of lMng It nausht hut a myth,
Tha prices of fooJetuffs aro cheap;
Tl3 the use of food ir.onc tu bu uiwses wtth
That makes our rrocnder ro steep.
A habit of spending high cost of living
nionoy for pergonal adornment Is respon
sible for a great deal of domestic quarrel
ing. In the opinion of V. J. Buckley, editor
of the Grocery Wor'd, of Tenth and Arch
streets. Mr. Buckley objects to what he
calls the mania of some women to spend
for clothing money given them by their
husbands for household expenses Ho
believes In giving the grocer his due.
Philadelphia Is singularly free from this
type of woman, however, according to
Mr. Bucklev, and wives who are hiding
big bill? from their husband may breathe
more easily Compared to the figures
for other large cities Philadelphia husband-deceiving
wives are few.
"This falling Is an unusual phase of
financial irresponsibility," Mr. Buckley
said today. "1 am in touch with about
TtO groreri. Stories growing out of this
fault are frequently told me
"The wife dislikes to confess to her
husband and will try to get rid of It her
self by whatever surreptitious mpans she
can use Some times she gits away with
It. but more often she falls. Only a few
days ago the wife of a professional man
came to me and made a pathetic plea
that she be given time to pay n grocery
bill of OT, for which she had received
th mone from her husband
"She admitted she had spent It for her
personal adornment, although hi lius-
Hfir,H !!.! furv CC'ell nrnvMeri ftw her in
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this direction. She said she dreaded her ' n
husband learning of her deception, as it
would blast hla confidence in her '
Editor Buckley said that In his opinion
It was not because of any Inclination
toward dishonesty ti.at the offending
wlfo practiced thl") deception.
"I am sure that most of these women
believe thy aie struggling hard to make
both end; mwt," was his assertion.
"The trouble Is that they have neor
been taught to yatematlze Fairly
large sums of money are handed them
NATIONAL DISHES AS GOOD
UNDER ANGLICIZED NAMES
Chicago Restaurants Avoid Offense
by Making Menus "Neutral."
CHICAGO, Sept. 24.-Tho leading hotols
and restaurants of this city, In order to
observe strict neutrality, have eliminated
from menus French, German and Rus
sian names of popular dishes. The Ho
tel I.a Salle started the movement and
others followed. The Germans have been
boycotting French and Russian dishes,
while "goulash" and "Wiener schnitzel"
found no favor with Kngllsh, French and
Under the now rules of civilized eating
as npplled to peaceable Chicago restau
rants wheie "canape russe" led oft for
luncheon, caviar on toast Is the new appe
tizer. "Wiener schnitzel, Holsteln," has
been given Its passports nnd veal cutletn
with tried egg and vegetables rushed Into
Its place "Filet mlgnon" Is no more; it
Is plain tenderloin steak Chicken broth
" n gelee" Is lust plain chicken broth In
Jellv. "R!e de veau aux petlts pols" Is
nothing more nor less than sweetbreads
with new peas. Chicken "sous cloche" Is
the same bird "under glass."
The Blackstone will retain foreign
names because the chef says thero are
certain dishes which cannot be trans
lated but can be devoured.
ENGLISH WOMEN RALLY
TO FLAG AS GUNS ROAR
Labor Unselfishly to Alleviate Suf
fering on Field and at Home.
In this great war the calm rcsource
fu'ness of the English woman In every
part of the United Kingdom Is tnuy
splendid. An utter absence of all selfish
considerations on her part is a leading
feature ever where. From little Princess
Mary down to the humblest scullery
wench, cvciy woman Is working hard
to alleviate the hardships of the sol
diers and the country.
The Navv Iyeague announces that thou
sands upon thousands of British women
of everj rank and age, from duchesses
to washerwomen, have placed their serv
ices at the disposal of the navy an
nurses, and If not required Immediately
a nuring capacity will go to work
In anv other way they may be wantd
Thousands more have offered their
senkes to tho Red Cross Society, of
which Princess Mary Is a member.
When the Women's Emergency Corps,
which wa-s originally Instituted and or
ganized by the two famous English
actrossee, Miss Declma Moore and Miss
Lena Ashwell. called for volunteers, the
women of England responded enthusi
astUally to the call, and outside tho I ,n.Pf unless It Is cmiipped with an Im
The tailored blouse Is coming In fast
and furiously, but with a difference,
otherwise wo might tut n out storeroom
and closet nnd wear the blouse of sev
eral ytart ago.
In the place of heavy linen and thick
madras, or stiff taffeta, wo lmvo tho
Sheerest of linens nnd batistes and silks,
such an ciepe meteor. Georgette crepe,
soft taffetas nnd satins nnd the stilt
popular crepe de chine.
It Is hard to foietell Just how far the
popularity of the "up to tho neck nnd
down to the wrist" blouse will go. Tho
open thront, ecn If It is only tho small
est V, means comfort, nnd many women
will refuse to pait with It.
There was n time when n simple fash
ion could take the Held nnd drive out nil
i ivals. But now almost any woman enn
I gr.itlfj hei IndlvldiKil taste nnd follow
I where her inclination leads.
1 The set-in sleeve, for lnsliincc, Is hero
and is used In the majority of long
sleeed blouses, but It has not altogether
dlsiiUccd the raglnn sleec. nnd the
kimono sleeve still hns Its uses.
There Is Infinite vnrlct nmong the col
lars of blouses, from the absolutely con
ventional turned-down collar, such as men
wear with soft shirts, to the upstanding,
flaring collar, which leaves the throat
bare In front.
Yokes aro used extensively, though they
aro not all fashioned nllkc. The yoke
that Is so shallow In front thnt It barely
Bhows Is largely used, while the yoke
that reaches the natural yoke length In
front has a smartness all Its own.
The buttons arc commonly ucd for a
feature of the blouso and aro covered
quite often with the material of the
blouse or they may be black Te4vet or of
almost any ornamental material.
The blouse Illustrated Is of soft taffeta
with hemstitched lapels, fronts, cuffs and
The collar Is perhaps the distinguish
ing feature, faced as It is with black
satin nnd held In place by a narrow strip
of black velvet ribbon.
The flaring points como up very high
and turn out and over. This la either
verv becoming or It Is a disaster to at
tempt to wear It. nnd It Is well to know
which It Is before a blouso of which It
Is a feature ts chosen.
Besides the black of the velvet but
tons, which fasten the blouse as well
as furnish decoration for the cuff, there
Is a narrow band of black satin placed
on the centre of the cuff.
The use of black on white and blouses
of delicate color Is a style note of the
season that has distinct ralson d etre.
It Is not only mtlstlc. but It Is almost
Invariably becoming to nny type of face.
EASIEST THING IN WORLD
TO ACHIEVE TANGO FOOT
New Cases of Ultra-modern Pedal
Disorder Continually Reported.
Various persons have been learning of
late that there nre dlvcrslonal ns wol!
an vocational maladies and that while
with due discretion It Is quito possible
to ivoid "housemaid's kneo." "miners
elbow." nnd "writer's cramp," It may bo
the easiest thing in the world If one
attempts to keep pace with modern so
cial requirements, to achieve the "tango
New cases of this ultra-modern pedal
disorder aro continually being reported
nnd as these things become fashionable,
lust as a few years ago every common
"head cold" was sublimated by the vic
tim mtn .i ease of the "grip," it Is alto-
l gether probable that thousands of corns,
i bunions, stone bruises, fallen arches,
1 ankle sprains nnd enlarged and rheu
matic toe joints will be teportcd proudly
ns "tango foot." To such harmless nnd
I self-gratifying euphemisms Is mankind
l led by human canity and the craving for
i thoroughly "up-to-dnte" processes. Nev
1 ertheless. In spite of nil tho Inevitable
pencrsions, exaggeratons mid amiable
exaltations, thero is a genuine and very
definite pedal condition known ns the
innn-n foot." and it Is well that every
body should bo apprised of Its exact
It Is, of course, produced by the condi
tions of modern dancing, not only the
tango, but the mnxixe nnd the hesitation
waltz and possibly In a. moderate degree
th. nne.sten. But such a thing, naturally.
cannot be regarded with complete re-
I I " I I I" '
TAILORED BLOUSE WITH NOVELTY COLLARS
by their husbands and without realiz- i waiting till the doors should open and
Adelphl was a tromendous queue, all n0cne descllptlve vocabulary. Fortu-
ing that the grocer's bill Is r moral ns
well as a financial obligation, the temp
tation to dress bejond their means Is
"And the temptation invariably Is
Grocers having customers of this kind
to deal with are advised by Editor
Bucklev to send their bills directly to
"Th housewife rear not like this,"
he said, "but her resentment Is the
lesser of th two el!s."
their task be given them.
nately the Scientific American enlightens
-un .i.i nj , tl,n nvfirt nntllre of "Inn.
That fcflwitclilngly beautiful English I 0 (o0t Tho nwed dancer Is hereby In
girl, MiUicent, Duchess of Sutherland, Is , formi that his or her terimlchorean ac-
SOLDIER GETS OLD RING BACK
Token He Lost Years Ago round on
Joscphui Tanle!s, Secretary of the
Navy, vouches for this story, which Is
given herewith as it was prepared by
one of Mr Daniels' aides-
When It was announced recenth that
the nlstnr'e calling ship Constellation
was to be ovej hauled, preparatory to
taking part In the relebration at Bal
timore of the centennial anniversary of
"The star Spangled Banner." the Sec
retary "f the Naw received a letter from
Mrs Rosa Kennev Winston, of Windsor,
If C. whlrh stated that her father. Doc
tor Kenney, had served on the Constel
lation during and after the Civil xysr
and In the course of his service had lost
a ring given to him b her mother. He
had ajwavs said that the ring would
never be found until the ship was over
hauled at th naiv ard She requested
that a watch be kept In case the ring
flio'ild be discovered
The romnnndant of the .Vorfnlk Navy
Tard was notified accordingly and ha
Just forwarded to the Navy Department
the ring, which ras been recovered after
there many vears. It was found under
the Iron covering plates of the anchor
bits on the gun deck forward and has
ben sent to Mrs Winston.
CHEKIANG SCHOOLS GBOW
A report on education la Cheklang
shows an extraordinarv growth in the
number of schools and students since the
revolution of 1911 At then end of the
Chlng dynast there were 1940 schools
In this province, with 76.114 students,
which required an annual expenditure
of iSK.m In December last there was
a total of 6619 schools enrolling 273,7M
students, nearly four t mes more than
before the revolution The Increase of
expenditure, nowever ha been only JM0,
000. This rapid progress Is credited large
ly to the encouragement and efforts of
the former tutuh of CheUany, Chu-JuL
at the hesd of the French Red Cross
work In ilrusscls, and, arrayed In a
simple white gown and a. close-fitting
white cap, Is superintending the arrange
ments, assisted by English nurses and
English I'octors Her Grace has never
looked more gracious or more lovely
than In this noble role of ministering
to the sUk and d.vlng.
! I.ady Sarah Wilson, who understands
the horrors and hardships of war most
thoroughly, having experienced them all
during the Boer War, Is a prominent
I worker for the soldiers. It will bo re
membered that Bhe was shut up in
Mafeklng durtnjr the famous siege, then
captured by the Boers, finally being ex
changed some time after for General
A spirit of utter nelf-renundation la
actuating the women of England during I
thi terrible war, nnd nil honor and i
praise is due to them for their untlr- I
ing efforts In the cause of alleviating
the sufferings of the sIcK and wounded.
tUltles are quite likely to result In a
constant strain on the tibialis nntlcus,
the extensor proprlus hallucls and the ex
tensor longus dlgltorum, which produces
a tenosynovitis In this muscle group,
with particularly disastrous effects upon
the tibialis nntlcus
This seems portentous enough tn
frighten even the most stubborn of the
tangJ-manlacs. nnd yet Its effect as a
deterrent may be doubted In spite nf
this gorgeous nrray of excellent words
The populot cry for some tlmo to come
will probably be "On whil the dance '
MEBELT A OPOME
There once was a sprightly young gnom
Who strayed one fine day far from gnome,
But he met a large gnat.
And a gcat, grat and gbat,
And no longer he cares now to grosm!
New York Evening Post.
VI K MARKKT FOJI YOU
Our apeilal servlc will save vou coming
to market All orIfr b telephone or mall
for anything In the markat receive personal
attention Poatal cards furnished on requtit
No charge for this apectat serrtea.
W. A. Bender
READING TERMINAL MARKET
MISS B. CHERTAK
Millinery Importer 1229 Walnut Street
'Announces a showing of French Pat
tcrned Hats, also a large selection of
carefully designed models from her
own workrooms. Your inspection is
September 24th, 25th and 26tK
ENTERTAIN WOMEN'S CLUBS
Bucks County Federation Guests of
L,ANGHORNE, Sept. 2.-The Bucks
County Federation of Woman's Clubs was
entci tallied today by the Langhorne
Sorosls at their clubhouse, Mrs. Wnrren
K. Tryson, president of Sororls, Introduc
ing the president of the County Federa
tion, Mrs. Harry James, of Doylestown,
who presided during the session. Tho
Qu.ikurtown Woman's Club; Travelers'
Club, of Bristol: New Century Club, of
Newtown; Buckingham Chautauqua Vil
lage Improvement Association, of Doyles
toii. nnd Langhorne Sorosls comprise the
The discussions of the day were led
by Mrs. Strawn, of Quakertown, who
spoko on "Good Roads"; Mrs. Meade, of
Buckingham, talked on "Consolidation
of Rural Schools," nnd Miss Anna It. Pax
son "introduction of Industrial Training
Into the High Schools." Music was fur
nished by the Newtown New Century
Club and Ianghorne Sorosls.
ICHTHYOL PRICE BOUNDS
Asphaltle Material From Austria
Scarce Because, of War.
Tho Importation of Ichthyol, a peculiar
asphnltlo msterlnl found In Austria,
whlijh finds application after appropriate
chemical treatment as a very Important
medicament, has been, along with many
other products, cut off by tho war.
The raw material comes from a fosslt
lfcrous deposit near Sccfeld, In tho Aus
tilan Tyrol. It Is carefully selected nnd
subjected to dry distillation. This dls
tlllato thus obtained Is then sulphonated
and subsequently neutralized with am
monia. The use of this material has
greaty Increased In the last few years,
nnd It has proved very beneficial.
Almost Immediately following the be
ginning of the war Its price doubled,
going to moro than CO cents an ounce.
Already, however, a firm In St. Louis has
a material on the market which has been
favorably recommended as an efilclent
substitute closely resembling Ichthyol Itself.
LEPER'S WIFE PROVES
HER DEVOTION BY
LIVING WITH HIM
Mrs. Norman Obtains Per
mission of the Wilkes
Bar Authorities and Will
Rejoin Stricken Husband.
WILKES BAURn, Pa., Sept. 2I.-Mrs.
Joseph Norman has persuaded the city
health authorities to permit her to go
homo and live with her husband, who
la stricken with leprosy. She said sh
would rather risk becoming a victim of
tho dread disease than leave him alone to
Norman came to this country from
Syria several years ago nnd recently left
Wilkes Barro for Philadelphia in Beared
of wot k. There ho became III. Not know
Ing tho nature of his disease, ho appalled
tho physicians ot a hospital when ho
walked into tho out-patients' room and
asked for a remedy for a skin rash.
Ho was sent back hero by the Phlla.
dclphla authorities nnd confined to his
own home, hla wlfo being forbidden to
Tho wife obeyed the order at first, but
her lovo for tho stricken man was too
strong and sho pleaded to bo permitted
to return to his side. At first the health
officials wero obdurate, fearing sho would
leavo tho house and spread the Infec
tion, but Mrs. Norman finally carried her
She pointed out that there waa no on
to wait on her husband and no one to
glvo him tho llttlo attentions ho needed.
She would do all In her power to alleviate
his sufferings, she said, and keep his
path to the gravo from being wholly
AN IMMOVABLE BEASON
"Top, I've made up my mind to get
rid of that auto I bought from Pate Has-
kins. Guess I'll let -It go for $30 Jest an
"What you want to do thnt fer?"
" 'Cause It won't move." Cleveland
Li626Chesfcnitt St. I
Everything For House Cleaning.
His wife snubbed
by her neighbors
His daughter hjrned aside from at church
He himself blackballed at the club
A man in a small city tracked down the
cause. He was square, clean and likable; well
known, with a charming wife and daughter,
plenty of money, and yet why wouldn't
folks have anything to do with him and his?
The man tell the story himself see page 13
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