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EVENING LEDGEE PHILADELPHIA, WEDNESDAY, - OCTOBER 7, 1914.
sf HAT EVERY WOMAN WANTS TO KNOW-THINGS THAT INTEREST MAID AND MATRON
1LLEN ADAIR FINDS
She Sees Less Caution Here
bout the Business of
Meeting New People Than
There Is in England.
The American people as n race strike
me ns belns most tally hospitable. I
think that they hnvo kindly, Renerous
lienrts, nntl Hint their kindliness li
ptomptcd In my case, at any rate by
quite disinterested motives.
They love to cnterMIn, nlid ImVe tllclr
incnus come nroimil. "Expecting com
pany" Is the first watchword In the
American housewife's category.
At home. In Knnlnud, we mo slower,
much more cautious In the welcoming
of folks. We liko to know the whys
and wherefores of their unecstry. "Who
are the ? Who was their great-Brand'
father? What piofcsslon do they follow?
Did you say they were In tradi7 Dear!
dear! now thai Is rather dreadful, l.t It
not7" 1 think In that nulte Prevalent nt.
tltude the KiiRllh point of view Is wrontf.
A too sudden welcoming of the strap. '
trcr within our palps would strike us n !
"bad form," a little vulgar, prematura. '
Jn l.'tiKl. mil wo do not Incline to take the j
stranger on his outward merits, and to I
welcome him on those alone. Ah, no!
"We certainly do like to know hli family '
history. J am nn Kucllsh girl, and deep ;
within mv heart long centuries have bred
that old con. pptlon of the Family When
1 am introduced to a mw friend, instinct
ively I want to know Just who his or her
people are, and what tliey do. and nil
about them. Vet I c'm not think that
that Is snobbery. Instead, It Is the great
unspoken belief in the strons power of
There mav be many Americans who
have the s.imo decp-rnoted Instinct us
myself. I can only write of the great
middle class of each country. Hut tuk-n
as a whole It seems to me that over here
the pride of blith 13 not o strong, nor I
aots it iio'.iriou as It dees In Hnglnnd.
,THR ITIIDR OF THK 'SIJl.r-'-MADi:."
Yet In Its place is pride of other thlnu-
the pride of work and of accomplishment,
the pride of the new self-made man, the I
pride of push and grit and brains. I
think that all thc-e things nro very line- '
to start with nothing, and to work one's I
way right to the very top of fortune" '
ladder Is a splendid thing. The necumu-
latins of great wealth In honest ways
has a iery leal moral significance, a high J
ethical value. j
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GOOD TASTE RULES
FOR THIS SEASON
Few Bizarre Models of
Hats on View Forbidden
Plumage Again in De
mand Black Popular.
FEATHERING THE NEST
By MRS. CHRISTINE FREDERICK
Author The New Housekeeping
In answer to the article of October iJ,
on the qualities which women (lnd most
attractive In men, the following letters
have been received:
To the Editor of the Woman' rage, Eienlng
A man who can be dellcatclv senti
mental without being too serious, and
yet sulllclently practical to be sensible
and Interesting is the type of man that
appeals to me.
r-,-A. tm....l.. .. . .... . .
allowed to lie deep buried in the earth, he .nun ib mu. i . ' Pt
but are unw.appe.l until tbev seem to , " " ',".,, e.er.?e. n.. 'ln.i'ce
grow a thousandfold. The energy of this .-, . . ""' .V' ,V" "?""ff or Pro-
- u,.,invii ,i tuiivr.va
new country Is astounding! One man will
follow a dozen profet'slons nt the same
time, nid will engineer a dozen Irons In
nifeumliig lircs of Ids business en
thusiasmsuccessfully, iool Here In
America, no "mine Inglciious Milton"
ever rests. He gets right up and starts
In speculating and woiking hard.
I know that life In England is more
calm and dignified. We lovo our quiet
homes and old, time-honored traditions.
Life runs In slower, easier channols. We
work less hard, we take our pleasures
In a calmer way.
To the Editor of the ll'oiitou's Page, Eienlng
The kindly man who Is alwavs trying
to please otheis. regardless of his own
likes and dlillkes, Is the man most pre
ferred by women. The unruffled smile
beneath which he hides all his own dis
appointments and with which he shaies
the woman's joys carries hidden mastery
more effective than good looks or force
A MERC MAN.
Life in America goes at an Infinitely
iiaiucr iihkc. i ne nnrvra 01 Linsiana never jo tne Editor of the Woman's Page. Evenlni
BUS1NKSS PAL'SBS FOI
Right In the busiest part of London
I have often seen a curious slsht. It Is
n, trivial Incident, yet will servo to Illus
trate my meaning on this point. Round
by the Bank of England the heaviest
husinuss of the woild goes on. For
blocks one will not see a woman on the
street. Sllk-hatted, frock-coated business
men aie crowding each other on the pave
ments for miles around the neighbor
When I o'clock comes every afternoon, ,
r" one sees tho strangest thing. In all j
dliections, youthful clerks are hurrying
with cream Jugs, carried carefully. Each '
business man of London pauses for his
dally iup of afternoon tea! He may have ,
only half a minute to spar? upon it, but
no pressure of tlmo can stop him from
this old-established custom. It Js a
serious rite, and cannot be omitted. i
At i o'clock beside the great Stock j
Exchange the same thing happens, too. j
It happens everywhere In London. If
business oflices are near a teashop and i
In London, cverv streit has half a dozen
tearooms, where you tan drink no other
beverage than tea why, business men
slip in there for n cup. Rut falling such
proximity, the office boy puts on tlte ket
tle, and goes out to buy the dally two
pence worth of cream.
In Fleet street, too, at t o'clock, one
ees a hundred office hovs go scurrying
Into all the newspaper offices with little
Jugs of cream. For eer afternoon, each
London editor must have his cup of te.
It Is a national rite. The Stock Exchange
may rise and fall, newspaper life may
have Its ups and downs, a financial crisis
may threaten the business world, but
nothing can upset the cup of tea at i
o'clock on every afternoon.
I cannot understand how the American
men can work so hard, year in, year out,
tl' achieve so much, and turn night into day
he way thev do Their constitutions
Ji T'8t be built of iron!
th Each Englishman spends almost every
M rvl.t n m-Af o till ritfi rn oiimmAia
Wn h' Mini l' J ritlltllli I
ffN--i1 "hts till half past ten-ln davlicbt, too.
t 'a: ciiiiitiiiii B "" lumiM ui uii? iuiui
rV-.'a K'ntle'" pace!
Having read your article In this eve
ning's paper. I thought you might like to
hear tho views of a gill quite inexperi
enced In regard to the opposite sex. I
do not care very much for "Lizzies," but
prefer an athletic t.ort of boy, who Is not
always fussing about his appearance. So
many of the boys I meet in Philadelphia
ar always thinking about their own good
looks rather than the girl they are with.
Noith J3d street, Philadelphia.
October fi. lill.
To the Editor of the IVomoii.'a raae, Kienlne
I have read your article in tonight's
paper, nnd I thought you would like to
hear what my ideal of a man Is,
He is very entertaining when out In a
cloud, and not vciy hentlmental when
alone with me. He hab a very good edu
cation, and alto lias a good position. 1
like him to dress very well, nnd he spends
a good deal of money on taking me every
where. We go to the thentie once a
week, and to the movies live times a
week, unless something happens to pre
vent us. Do you think at IS it is too
young to become engaged? I wish jou
would write an article about being en
"Ellen Ad.ili" Is very Interesting, I en
Joy reading about her wry much.
I hope j on will wilte many more of
these articles. J. F. W.
Diamond street, Philadelphia.
October 0. 1014.
To the Editor of the Womnn's Page, Evening
I enloyed leading your aVticle In to
night's Extnixo Ludgeh, and, speaking
very much from experience, I must fay
I do not like stingy men. I have been
very much disappointed with a man 1
have been going around with lntelv.
When he asks me to go to the moving
picture show with him, I notice, he al
ways arranges to meet in tho building.
I do not mind paying the in cents, but
I feel rather ashamed that mv gill friends
should know he is so awfully stingy.
There Is cne r.ther fault I have to find
with him when he escorts me home, he
alwavs stays until such a late hour.
October B. U'14. West Philadelphia.
WITH STRANGE POWERS
Stones Believed to be Able to Expel
Poison From Wearer.
Tho most beautiful and probably the
most Important member of the qmrtz
family is the amethyst, which, according
to a bulletin of the American Gem nnd
Pearl Company, arles In color fiom royal
purple to the lightest shades of purple,
and from brownish pink to light pink
and lilac. This stone was In gieat de
mand among Greek and Roman topers
because of the belief that the wearing
of one would permit indulgence, but pre
vent drunkenness. Amethyst was ulso
credited with the power to expel poison,
make Its wearer expert In business af
fairs and victorious In chase and battle.
While the vogue of the nmcthyst has
risen and waned In the last 40 years,
there has never been a period during
that time when this beautiful stone has
not been sought for by those who ap
preciate jewels for their artistic value.
I'nder the dlchioscope two Images are
generally seen In dnrk-eolored amethysts
one i eddish and one bluish purple.
Amcthjst will not stand high tem
perature, as it lo.sc3 Its color and turns
yellow, In fact, many of the quartz topaz
are produced by "binning" amethyst.
Most of the amethyst comes from Brazil
and Uruguay, the commercial designation
for the medium grades being Brazlllnn
amethyst, while the rich, dark-purple
stones arc known as Uruguay amethyst.
This appears to bo a season when good
taste rules, so far as millinery Is con
cerned. There Is very little of tho bizarre
or tho outre, nnd the models might be
classified under two heads nnd ransed
cither with the, smart or the picturesque.
The forbidden plumage Is hero, and
ostrich feathers are used again In all
thler old beauty and without the neces
sity of the singeing or gliding or stripping
that helped to carry them past tho cus
toms a jear ngo.
Black seems to predominate rather than
the colots, and velvet to tako precedence
of tho other materials of which hats are
fashioned or made.
While there is distinct elegance In hav
ing tho hat match tho gown In color,
there Is the practical value of the black
hut to make It desirable, for It can be
woin with different gowns of opposlto
The prcfeience for velvet "on year and
not another must come from sheer fickle
ness of heart, for It is doubtful If felt
or velours or silk or satin enn over be
quite ko becoming as the velvet hat.
The Little Corporal, the trlcorne, the
Scotch bonnet, tho Russian turban and
the pot hat are the names by which wo
know tho smaller hats.
The cannotler includes many of the
i wlde-brlmmed lints, and the picture hat
I perhaps includes the rest.
It Is only by some detail that we can
recognize this last as belonging nmong
the prcsent-dny models, for the shape of
tho crown nnd the width nnd the tilt of
tho brim nre just what they have been
many times before.
It Is a style of hat that Is very sus.
ceptlblo to tho attentions of tho ama
teur. To sit bcfoio a mirror nnd to place
the trimming where It Is most becoming
13 almost certain to produce the most
The two feathers that droop over tho
brim of the hat illustrated arc placed with
duo regard to the faco of the wearer.
The little trlcorne must be smartly
trimmed to bo a success. It is here thai
the skill of the professional Is seen at Its
The Gainsborough hat is wistaria vel
vet, the feathers deepening from pink to
mauve. Tho little trlcorne Is of black
Batln, with rose gold biald holding up
two of tho three shies, the bow of tho
braid as an ornament at ono end and a
military cockado at tho other.
The third hat pictured has the wldo
brim of tho cannotler or sailor hat, but
It is slightly oval In shape and droops
slightly from the crown to the outer
edge of tho brim.
It is mado of black velvet. Tho white
feathers are of the fantaslo order, but
they nro placed at regular intervals
about tho crown in a perfectly conven
These three hnts arc qulto typical of
the season's modes, nnd they are all well
within tho borders of conservative dress-In?.
The wlso shopper takes advantage of
price reductions to "feather her nest."
But there nre somo points In buying
which It might bo well for her to con
sider In advance.
First let us take tho all-Important bed
purchase. Fortunately there has been
a great Improvement In the manner of
selling beds nnd bedding In recent yenrs.
Today the frame, the springs and the
mnttress can all bo bought separately.
This means that Instead of chooslriff a
complete bed at an allover price the
housewife can pick out one kind of a
frame nnd a spring and grade of mat
tress to suit. There are two things It Is
unwise to economize on, and they are
the spring and the mattresB, because
on them depend comfort and healthful
Bleeping. It Is much better to spend less
money on the bedsteads and eliminate
somo of the elaborate knob3 and filigree
ornaments and put money Into a box
spring or the beet woven wire spring
and tho best mattress. Do not forget
cither to have tho mattresB made In two
or threo sections If It Is a double bed,
as this will greatly save strain on the
ono who has tho beds to care for. Also
It Is very easy to have the storo place
handles of upholstery braid on each side
of the mattress so that It can be grasped
and turned more. easily.
In buying any furniture, such as chairs,
tables, etc., two Important points for the
housekeeper to consider arc tho amount
of cnrvlng In the design and whether or
not tho wood has a very high polish. Or
nate table legs, claw feet and much
carved chair backs may bo admired by
some, but if the housewife cares about
the amount of effort she must bestow
on such articles It Is much wiser to
choose furniture with plain, slmplo lines
nnd little or no cnrvlng. Every curlycue,
spindle nnd carving means places for the
lodgment W dust, places that aro hard
to get at and most difficult to keep ab
solutely clean. Similarly tho highly pol
ished wood3 show dust most easily and
most easily become scratched. All woods
can be secured in tho dull finish, which
is Just as attractive and which will save
much worry and work for the housewife.
Good tasto demands plain lines In pil
lows and upholstery furnishings as well.
Fringe Is not popular, and pillow covers
are devoid of cord nnd ribbon ruffles.
Instead of such elaborations which were
always likely to become mussy or even
fall off (as fringe) from tho article they
were supposed to decorate, upholsteries
and draperies should be of the simplest.
The material itself can be rich and dec
orative, but every ball, head, ribbon and
fringe should be avoided.
While the stores offer most attractive
looking couch covers, pillow tops, etc.,
It Is strange that wo sometimes err in
buying material that is too strongly col
ored or which docs not comblno with
other articles In1 a room. It Is a mistake
to purchase a pillow so conspicuous that
It hits you as you enter the room, or anr
hanging which Is not In harmony with
the general color scheme.
Choose oil articles of furniture thjnk
Ing of their, uco first and beauty second.
A beautiful gllt-Iegged chair may be
ksenselcss. Tho otherwise good-looking
chair may be too low In the scat or have
an uncomfortable back, or tho backs of
tho dining-room chairs may bs put In at
an uncomfortablo angle.
The arm rest may not bs broad enough.
The dining table may have a bar across
In just tho position to strike the knee,
Tho otherwise attractive sideboard may
have two cupboards which will b
practically worthless, cither for linen or
food storage. The drawer may not b
deep enough, or It may be at the bottom
Instead of at tho top, which will require
unnecessary stooping. An ornate claw
leg may spoil an otherwise good chair.
A poor mirror will make an attractive
buffet less effective. AH of these points,
and many more, should be considered by
the housewlfo before she buys.
Do not accept furniture and believe that
you can be happy with Its shortcomings.
Somewhere In some stores there will be
Just the piece constructed according
to the best ldcns and those which
will mean less work and care for the
housewife. Then when you find It, be will
ing to pay the prlco, beoauso good furni
ture, well mado and finished, cannot be
bought for nothing. X
(Copyright, 1014, by Mrs. Christine Frederick.)
FBITZI SOHEET BUYS A BALE
Star Joins In Patriotic Movement to
Save Cotton Crop.
NEW YORK, Oct. 7. Frltzl Scheff, the
popular star of "Pretty Mrs. Smith," the
musical production of the Casino Theatre,
has received word that she Is tho pos
sessor of a balo of cotton recently pur
chased to assist In tho patriotic movement
to savo the Southern cotton crop.
Miss Scheff Is tho first of theatrical
stars to engage In this campaign, and
Is trying to Induce other theatrical folk
and personal friends to buy a balo of
cotton. "When Miss Scheff received the
communication yesterday, she said she
was pleased to bo of service to the South
TVo have on hand a ffood
collection of antique pieces at little prices.
Wm. C. Patton, Jr.
24 South 18th Street
BEFORE THE SANDMAN COMES
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KANSAS HAS BIG FARM SHOW
Imposing Agricultural Exhibition
Opened at Wichita,
WICHITA. Kan.. Oct 7 The most Im
posing agricultural exhibit In the history
of this section began here today with the
opening of the ninth International Dry
Farming Congress and International
Products Exposition The exposition will
continue for ten das. It offers three
classed of products in competition: One
(or products grown where the rainfall
la 23 inches or less annually, one for
wnere the rainfall exceeds 38 Inches and
one where the product are grown under
Under authority from Congress, the De
partment of Agriculture is participating,
and has been allotted SCO0 square feet ot
THE big full moon sailed brightly
up into the sky.
"Oh, but I am bright and beau
tiful," he said to himself with a sigh
of pleasure. "Nobody else in the
whole sky is half as lovely as I am."
And he looked scornfully around in
hopes that every star in the sky would
hear and be properly impressed.
They were; they looked so abashed
and subdued that they failed to shine
even as brightly as they usually did.
"Of course, he is very handsome
and brilliant," murmured one little
star to his neighbor, "hut sometimes
you are bright, too! Why don't you
shine your best?"
"What's the use?" answered the
neighbor disgruntedly. "He is so
boastful and conceited I don't intend
to try to do my best any more!"
The bright little star grew paler and
paler; and the moon boasted louder
have that old moon come along and
"Foolish!" exclaimed the cloud
fairy. "How do you suppose we feel
when we work hard for hours to pile j
up clouds and the wind blows them to ,
pieces in a minuter"
"Or, when the sun shines so hot we
melt?" said the other cloud fairy.
"I hadn't thought of that," said the
bit-Rest star thoughtfully. "I sunnose I
j you do have some bothers." I
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fairies laughed "Of course, we do '
everybody does. Bothers are no rea-1
sou for stopping work." I
The stars looked very sheepish, and
then in a minute the biggest one said, ,
"I guess I'll get busy and shine right
away" and he did!
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fairies. And they blew a soft white j
cloud over the boastful moon's face ,
so the stars could get a good start! '
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Gtvan Waverert S: Rruijff
ffla seWltfctkru Quality9 utch gulbs
direct jrom our fields to your garden
I herewith extend my heartiest thanks for the sup
port given our new retail store, at 830 Chestnut St. In
all our years in America, selling Holland bulbs to the
finest florists and property owners the country over, we
have never before experienced such a remarkable demand
from Philadelphia and vicinity.
In addition to the standard varieties
which I have offered during the last
weeks, a new shipment has just arrived
containing many fine varieties of Hya
cinths, Tulips, Daffodils, Crocus, etc.
One of the chief attractions is a lot of thou
sands of Bedding Hyacinths which will be sold at
the low price of $2.25 per hundred, 30c per dozen.
These are in separate colors, not mixed.
In the extraordinary rush experienced at our
store, I failed to notice that the blue Crocus are
not up to our standard, containing diseased ones.
Every customer who purchased blue Crocus is
cordially invited to notify me of the quantity, and
an equal quantity will be gladly sent to replace.
Kindly accept my profound apologies.
That every flower-lover may be acquainted
- with the fine quality of our Bulbs, I have decided
u to give away
Qulbs entirely free
an ever. . I blowing over the full moon's face, you
jow just at.that very minute two niav know it is pm there by hc
Correspondenca of general Interest
to women readers will be printed on
thl page. Such correipondence ihould
be addreeted to the Wgmin'i Editor,
little cloud fairies drifted hv and thev
noticed how pale and indifferent the
stars all seemed.
"What in the world can be the mat?
ter with you all this evening?" asked
"Oh, we are tired of trying to shine
when the moon is so boastful and
bright," said one star.
"Anyway, what is the use of trying?"
added another disgruntedly.
The cloud fairies stopped in amazement.
"What is the use?" they exclaimed,
everyuiing is me use I Uon t you
know that 'what is the use is no way
to talk. Get busy and work your
best that's your part."
And it your light doesn t shine out
j as brightly as some other times, don't
worry its not your fault!"
The little stars looked interested,
i but not convinced
"Maybe that's true" said one. "but
, it s so looiish t'j work h.ird and then
fairies who are trying to cheer the
discouraged little stars.
Copyright, 19 li, Clara Ingram Judson.
ANIMALS IN THE SKY .
Oh see that funny cloud up there;
Jt's like a grown up Teddy Bear;
And now its nose Js running out
The elephant has such a snout;
And now a squirrel climbs a tree,
Its curly tail I plainly see;
And now a peacock's tail is spread
That changes to a horse's head;
And now it squirms around and
Itself into a dozen snakes;
And now it's like a flu fly ball;
Vnd now it isn't there at all
Mai- -'in ''iml-ij J dinston.
Write your name and address on this or any other "Wakru-ad" and present at our store, 830
Chestnut Street, on Thursday, October 8. You will receive a package containing half-dozen "Wakru
Quality" Dutch Bulbs free! On that day the store will be open from 8:00 a. m. till 8:30 p. m.
Remember: Thursday, October 8, at 830 Chestnut Street, to see our
"Wakru Quality" Dutch Bulbs and take home a half-dozen free for your garden!
Yours very truly,
American Branch Office:
200 Walnut Place, Philadelphia a.
830 Chestnut Street.
Jha "Uakru" Qirl
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