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10 EVENING LEDaEBPHIIiADEEPHIA; THtTBSDAYi OCTUJJiiii a, x-
WHAT EVERToMAN WANTS TO KNOW-THINGS THAT fOTRESTMAIDANDilATRm
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ELLEN ADAIR SAILS
IN THE MOONLIGHT
ON THE DELAWARE
FROM THE PAST
HINTS TOWARD THE HOME BEAUTIFUL
f ; . "-sjvst a r 'r j xft jtsfiam tyfi.- rsy? - t'iwss"s1vm,
Y iXvtTCi l JfJ UaaBaaWBBaia
I yl f t
end a Uenial livening
on the River, and Display
Ono hot, still evening at the end of
July vvltnetscd n Brest event Jii my new
life's history, 1 was Invited on a pleasure
trip to sail right down the Delaware to
Wilmington .M hostesses had formed a
largo female order called "Tho Western
rianets ' ami had chaitcied a large vessel
for the evening Yes, It was a great oc
casion! Tht tclO)hone girl at the city ofllco I
where I aUcd as stenographer had ob
tained this Invitation for me. and the
entertainment gave me a new Insight
Into the llghttt side of American life
There at tho Arch etreet dock tho ves
sel laj. The decks were crowded ever
whero with women and with men, for
on that night the 'Western Planets had
declined to go on shining In a manless
constellation' The had come out on
strike and with one stern, united, female
voice. collected husband:!, brothers,
friends unto the scone
It was ii i. lit erf ill sight The river laj t
thero wide and black and still, and on
It shone a thousand lights from cverv
sort of boat and haige and ship The
lights of Camden glittered fioni the other
side. I felt my spirits rWe at everv turn
Ucneath the moan. tlio "Wralnrn
Planets" kept on twInMInc rniinil tlio i
decks Not even now do 1 quit" know
Just who or what thev were. The ob-
ject of the club or Chapter, an tlu called
ir. in m original Intention seemed to be
the keeping out of tne Inquisitive mile.
Beyond that fact, the movements of the
ladles who comprised It wcie quite wrap
ped In mjstery
I know thov held mvsterlous meetings
and were pledgca to keep the doings of
the "atne quite dark. The verv thought
of these 'seances-' what took place X
do not know made mo most curious
SK hundred people were on boird and
scraps of convcrs-itton doited on the
evening air "There goes tho Oram!
Mlstioss'" cried c little W'estnrn Planet
In excited voice, tlm while a large, m.i
jfstlc lady came on lipird. "Oh, how T
v Ish that I could meet her' Arthur
jut think, this winter I nm going to
take the flooi '
" 'To take the floor" ' responded
"Arthur," m stifled. "My dear, It strike
me that in nn cue and erv place von
nlus take the lloor' Still. In till in
stance r must say that I quite fall to
srasp the exact shade of your meaning
Please enlighten me "
"Vliy, jou rttipld. I just mean that I
nm coming out on the floor at the mect
Ingi'" I saw him shake a puzzled had "Tour
answer floors me quite," ho sadly said.
THK VKSSUl, SETS OPF.
Tho vessel then set off amid most rous
ing cheers The crojvd on board was
really dense, but all seemed in the liap
"plost mood The oddest-sounding liftru
menta were twanging evprjwhPtie. and
gay oung men were chanting cheerfull
the verv lnfp i ditties
ity lrimVf friend, the telephone girl,
now ln'Adueed mo to six ladies of the
AVcstefti PI met order Sho said that thv
cy6 'olllce-bcai-ors. We all sat around
CftIlttle camp-stools while the ladles
talked nsterlously about "the chapter "
( It soon transplieil their ole ambition
was to soar the giddy heights of offlce
shlp, until oh, dUzy momnnt' they
should one da bo ' Grand MIv ss." The
piesent holdei of the envied ntle struck
mo as juUt und unassuming, though of
Imposing pretence She was tho cynosure
of everj female 09 on board yet under
that stern fusillade hhe sat 011 calm an I
undisturbed, a bos of candv on her Inp.
a meditative look within her eve.
"Gee whU'" one little Planet murmurnl
plaintively. "I guess I'll never gt upon
the floor with this old suit' Tou mUPt
be. ted real cute and right In stle, too
if jou want to make a hit among the
other women in the chapter' Sav, Charlie,
1 must have a new fall suit for our next
The mind of "Charlie" on this point
seemed adamant. "Men's meetings are
nil right," said he. "They have some sense
and meaning to them But when a lot
of women get together, be It In chapter,
lodge, homo, or society good nisht' It's
clothes, clothes, clothes and gossip all the
time' I guess your meeting's mostlj
These statement struck me as a shade
unfortunate The Western Planets scorned
to answer him. and he proceeded Jovially.
"Have you vet learnt the password. Miss
Adair" Mv wife annoinued It in her
sleep last night, by accident Here Is
Aladdin's Uej that opens all the meeting
doors to vou: here aie th rnvstic -words
you speak them softly with the little
finger raled like this: 'Oh. Absalom, my
son, my son" "
RAGTIME WTKB RESPONSE
At this unhappy Juncture of affairs,
nhen battle seemed most Imminent, a
new diversion now occurred The orches
tra had started ragtime, and the crowd
on board responded to the call. They
formed one long and curving line In lock
step, all In single flls, and hands upon
the shoulders of the one In front
"When the Midnight Choo-Choo Left for
Alabama they, too, set off, and at a
furious pace They swept the decks from
end to end and tip and down and round
The leader of the lone, thin line that
swayed so Jauntily to ragtime sir wss a
little old Bray-halred Iad, who. I think.
was almost SO years of age She was the,
speediest, nimblest little soul that I hav
ever seen, and two-stepped gaily at the
head of all The happy bard that clang
behind could scarcely keep up pace with
her She shot round unexpected cornera,
and she whisked up ladders to the higher
desks Behind her two-stepped that long
centipede Ths scarf tbat held her graj
locks fluttered like a pennant urging
soldiers on to charge'
She was a true recruiting sergeant, too.
t and suffered not one soul to leave her
cu, ranks "Play faster, faster now!" she
called out to the orchestra, the while tfhe
,ea shot past at a lightning spaed, 400 fol
lowers clinging on behind. It was a
I oannot two-step and I cannot lock-
T N step, tut relentless fate now dragged me
JL prfrora my chair and swept me off In the
j, Jng swajlng line Young men and old,
the matron and the maid, the halt, the
m1ami, the blind, all had to Join In. tool
prlactt waj a cheerful night
prov -'ter an hour of this most stimulate
Jlng exercise, the Western Planets and
respVtj,,!,. friends descended to the depths to
rpv- ! want to buy you orangeade, said
bet 'dogsU.' Miss Adair, they are most
awfully sood It I the only food they
seai to sell on board tonight "
It satmod a curious dish, but I was
hungry, so I thanked him and he brought
the doggie right along I ate it with
the keouMt uppetlUt
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OF A DINING ROOM
, . . ,, . , ,,
Paneled Wnll Treatment Hardly
Susceptible of Improvement.
The ariangemcnt of pewter In this at-
tractive dining room Is verj. good One
rcall would like to remove the candle
"1 9 .onesomo fence
big blaU cat
Hi his lonesome self
In the moonlight st
Their song was of
A robber rat.
But one sang sharp
And t'other flat'
ktf "j ljritiii'''! P '-teste v
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T-J-l ST "liSF
l a , h.pnr ? r, ! ' . "i 1 ' i-v izi 1 t Kf t
THE KITS WHO SING WHEN CATS SHOULD BE ABED
' issl i ? 14 w ,i--
k. S r SEEING MY BREATH
J. 1 How frightened once. I stood,
gUlfe 1 And saw my smoky breath!
IgBSSfeskj mc I thought, like kindling wood,
CssBP!2i &l soon wuld burn to death;
k1 Sw How mother laughed because I $M;
11 vj50' That I wa bnmuiff up inside, 'M
"urie it's Tery plain Q
w I now am used to it. M
SsSsR y""P never have a pain, $k
S JL 'fe kaTC not 'M,rnei on W'l
Tj i Though, erery day it has been cold, Jjk
Hi 1 Jt Out of my breath the smoke has
T-SEJp -MaICOLlf BAITDEIIS JOHNBTON, )
BEFORE THE SANDMAN COMES
TINY little field mouse named
f Graj -coat waked up one morn-
x ing with a stitch in his side
Not a really truly stitch made with a
thread and needle, you understand,
but one of those funny, achy little
pains that you get sometimes in your
side when you have slept crooked
"Uucni that hurts I he squeaked as
he moved a little too quickly.
"What's the matter, Gray-coat?"
asked Furry. Furry was his mate
the jolliest, most industrious little
mate you could possibly imagine.
"Oh, I've got such a dreadful pain
in my side" grumbled Gray-coat, "I
don't believe anybody ever had such
fL bzd pain before."
AN ATTRACTIVE ARRANGEMENT
sticks and clock to be. thoroughly satis
fied, however. The fireplace, with the
closot at tho side, forming part of the
paneling Is an excellent reproduction of a
good old model
The paneled wall treatment for dining
rooms can hardly be Improved upon, and
thero are mnnv was In which this may
lie accomplished at a moderate cost Or
dinary stock doors ma be placed to form
panels, joined by strips of molding, and
when painted the effect Is most gratlfj-
Up came a second.
All sleek and fat
"Let's sing," said h
To tho first black est
With noisy bang
Up flew & Bash'
Down came n Jug
I "Tut, tut! That's a silly way to
I talk," said Furry pleasantly, "How
' about that time you nearly caught
your foot in a trap? Didn't that hurt
, worse than now?"
Gray-coat knew perfectly well that
' it did, but he didn t like to admit it;
so he pretended to be rubbing his
1 sore side very nard
Furry was a very wise little field
mouse and she knew better than to
try to make Gray-coat talk just then.
"I think the trouble is that you slept
crooked on your side," she said.
"If that's true," answered Gray-coat
curtly, "then I'm going to get a dif
ferent way to sleep."
Furry laughed, That's a joke!
rfy, '' 1 . fo .s fj.."u" it 1
Ing. There la also a composition panel
on the market, which Is liked by many.
Ono of tho best effects Is accomplished
by using architect's canvas Panels aro
formed on the canvas of molding, a plato
rail, of course, finishes the top, while
in tho centre of euch panel Is placed a
colonial flame device When pointed with
a flat white finish the effect Is all that
could be desited, and the best port of It
In the case cited was that two clever
householders did It themselves.
"All right!" said the first.
And cleared his throit
Then start'd off
With a ringing note.
A brush! a b'oot'
Besides a shoe I
This tail ends
As most cat tales do!
' There's no such thing as a different
way to sleep."
"I'm not so sure about that," said
Gray-coat, "and, anyway, I mean to
find out about that."
Xovv just at that very minute who
should come by but their friend Mr.
"Oh, Mr Bat come here." called
Furry. "I want to talk to you a min
ute." "All right, here I am," answered
Mr. Bat kindly (you see he was al
uajs very friendly and nice because
he was a relative, sort of a second
cousin of the field mice). "Only
please don t keep me very lonp, be
cause I'm very sleepy mid it's already
way past my bed time."
"I won't," declared Gray-coat, "for
that's the very thing I want to know
about. How do ou sleep?"
"How do I sleep'-" repeated Mr.
Bat in surprise. "Why I sleep all
dav. I sleep with my eyes tight shut."
"That's not what he means," ex
plained Furry. "You see, he has a
pain in his side from lying crooked,
-C '- &T f -i
of supreme beauty and quality
Mmton s Englisn Bone
$105-00 to $400-00 Set
Moderately Priced Excellent Taste.
52800 to $275-00
Wright, Tyndale (k? van Roden
Sole Agent for Minton' English Bone China Dinnerwa.ro
1212 CHESTNUT ST.
Old-fashioned Gowns Give
Wearers an Unreal Look,
More Appropriate to Foot
lights Than Street.
That all the world's a stage has been
said too many times, perhaps, but cer
tainly tho clothes that ore In fashion at
present have a theatrical air. They are
so obviously a renaissance of. old styles
that the people wearing them have an
unreal look, as If footlights and a drop
curtain would give them their proper set
ting There Is an unsophisticated look to
many of the modern frocks, a quaint nlr
that gives them an artificial nppcaranco
In 20th century surroundings.
But, according to the decrees of fashion,
these styles are right, fitting and propci,
and their vogue Is carrjlng them Into
costumes for all the changes of the day.
Morning, nfiernoon and ofton evening
frocks, as well, go back decades or even
centuries for the model after which they
The frock of the illustration has an
old-fashioned quality, a simplicity that
tends rather towards making It conspicu
ous than the reverse, ns one vrould sup
pose It Is made of creps do chine, a silk
that only Increases In popularity ns time
Koes on. It Is a material that wltl lend
Itself well, not onlv to Uic fulness of
the skirt, but also to the deep tucks,
which are a feature of bolh skirt and
Tho tucks at tho bottom of tho skirt
are graduated In depth, the widest at the
foot with each one growlns narrower
ns thov ascend.
In tho basque tho tuckn are all of .the
s.amo -width and constitute its only trim
ming. It la fastened severely -with small
buttons covered with tho crcpo do chlno.
Tho collar and cuffs aro white and
qulto plain, without cither hemstitching"
or embroidery. The severity of tho cut,
however. Is lost In the material ufcod, for
lt is sheerest organdlo and gains In soft
ness by tho fact that It Is doubled
The gown shown today is essentially a
house gown, not appropriate and not In
tended for dress occasions.
It would make an addition to the vvard
robo thnt would be serviceable and jet
have the cachet of stile.
To follow fashion bllndlv In no doubt
a mistake But to be too far In the rear
Is probably a greater
A modish appearance Is certainly an
asset In anv of the stations of life and
possible to attnin with care and thought,
oven If the pennies must be considered.
One of tho amazing or amusing things
connected -with fashion Is the undeniable
fact that the fad of the moment Is the
thing that seems most becoming, and one
wonders how It was over possible to wear
the clothes of yesteryear.
POPE REBUKES COUNTESS
"I Pray for Pence," Reply to Re
quested Supplication for Austria.
ROMS, Oct S
Pope Benedict ndmlnlstored a rebuff to
Bironpes von Wedel-.Tarlsberg, wife of a
noted German diplomat who was once
Ambassador here Tho Barone3S asked
the rontlff to pray for victory for Austria-Hungary.
"I pray for peace," replied the Pope,
"and I trust In God's Judgment thnt tho
deserving nations will be victorious "
Baroness von Wedel-Jarlsberg com
plntns that Pope Benedict Is pro
French. and he wants to know if you can tell
him a better way to sleep."
"So, sot" said Mr. Bat understand
ingly; "so that's what you wantl
Well, you have surely come to the
right person. I can show you a much
better way to sleep than curling your
self up into a ball as you dol
"Now, look at me this is the really
comfortable way to sleep!"
Gray-coat and Furry followed Mr
Bat into the dusky hollow to an old
stump. And what do you suppose
he did there'
He hung himself up on the side of
the wall! Hung himself up by his
toes head down!
"That is the only comfortable way
to sleep," he declared, and he prompt
ly began dozing.
Furry and Gray-coat looked on with
"That may be the best way for him,"
said Gray-coat, "but for me, I'll lay
down on the soft bark or grass, even
if I do sleep crooked sometimes!"
Copyright, if-J, Cloro Ingram JuJeon,
CREPE DE CHINE HOUSE FROCK
PLANTS FOR AQUARIUMS
Flowers That Flourish In "Water and
Aro Good for the Fish.
Water plants, growing In or on or from
water, nra quite ns attractive In their
way as tlielr earth-grown rivals or tho
exotica of tho nlr.
On of tho prettiest of tho floating
aquatics Is the atcr hyacinth, so called
because lt flowers, ami the blossoms, of a
dcllcato lilac pink, grow Jn trusses like
those of the real hjactnth
Thero Is tho parrot's feathers, a plant
with long trailing stems and exquisite
follago that suggests thp plumage of a
bird It Is ns delicate a3 tho cypress vlns
In appearance, but It Is qulto hardy and
will trail beautifully from a hanging bas
ket or flourish perfectly In an aqunrlum.
Thero nro water plants no green and
beautiful as tho most dollcaln ferns and
others that are colored like the leaveH of
plnntn used for borders of flower beds.
They all generate oxjgen and a certain
number of them must be placed 1n every
aquailum. at lcRst ono to ovorv two
gallons of water, or tho fish will not
It Is fascinating to watch them grow,
especially so through the glass of an
aquarium. This i not an expensive
possession: twonty-flvo cents will buy one
of tho smallest Fifteen cents will buy
a water plant nnd the fish cost accord
ing to their inrlty.
It has a never falling charm for tho
average child The darting about of the
flhlmmerlng, Fhlnlng flsh, to count them,
to lose them again among the wnter
plants will furnish amusement by tho
hour on rainy days or when other
WOMEN AS CARPENTERS
Residents of Lenox, Mass,, Build
Their Own Booths for Red Cross Fair.
IMHCOX, Mom., Oct 8 -Women of
T-enox who are Interested In the Tied
Cross Fair, to be hfld In Sedgwick Hall,
which opened todnv, ncted ai carpenters
yesterdni and built their own tents nnd
booths for the exhibition
Mrs Edwards Spencer has a tent Just
outside tho hall for her animal exhibit,
nnd Miss Adclc Kneeland hn a log cabin
for fruits and vegetables.
Others who worked wero Minus. Hnrrlfi,
Fahnestock, Churchill Batterle. Oiraud
roster, Henry Holllster Pease, Daniel P.
Grlswold nnd John B. Alexandre, the
Misses M Slvlllse and Anna H Alexandre,
Misses Nnucy Craig Wharton, Kate Car.
Emllv Wlnthrop and Anita Delafleld and
the Mlssefl M. Symphorosa, nnd Grace
All seats In the lienor Town Hall lost
night were Bold at F0 cents each for n
movlng-plcture entertainment .for the lied
Cross Mrs Georgo Grlswold Haven pre
sented to tho committee n pair of vnee
valued at $200 for sale at the fair
AVK MUIKKT TOR YOV
Our special ierlre Trill tar you coming
to marUet All orders hi telephone or mall
for anvthlnr In tho market receUe perianal
attention Poatal cards furnished on requeit
No chare for Oils epeetal sen Ice
READING TERMINAL MARKET
"PP rSc J? cT?tT
of Fifth Avenue, New York
Arc Holding Their
SEMI-ANNUAL EXHIBIT AND
LAST THREE DAYS
Smart Trotteur Hats, $10.00
Simple Morning Dresses, from $25.00
Afternoon Gowns, $30.00 up.
"Costume Tailleur" Dance Frocks, from $45.00
Motor and Street Coats, from $25.00
Elaborate Evening Gowns and Wraps, from $75.00
Luxurious Fur Sets and Coats at exceptionally reason
npHE exceptionally large variety of this collection and
the unusually moderate prices should make this sale
a most important event for the discriminating clientele of
OF DOUBTFUL POLICY
Girl Just Out of School Not Capable
of Forming Proper Estimate.
Thr follovinn lorittrn (n onsiuer ro
thr qurry of "J. F. W ." Diamond street-
Much oontrnvcrsv nnd contention have
over surrounded that all-absorbing topic,
the expediency or Inexpediency of tho
early engagement. On such a point, no
definite criterion of action can be given,
no standard taken.
The workings of tho human mind and
heart nro so diverse, particularly among
the feminine portion of the world, that lt
Is hard to lay down any general rule nt
nil nach to her onn taste, and In the
matters of tho heart the courso of tru
love never did run smooth helped by the
tlmoly warnings of tho wise!
On the subject of the early engagement
much has been written and much mora
ben said. Borne peoplo advocate lt as
the finest policy, while a large group ot.
thinkers censure It. Its Inexpediency Is
often shown In most unhappy homes and!
A girl of IS, "J. F. W.", wTltes to lno
lt at that age she Is "too young to b
engaged 7" The answer cannot be
The mind ot the average girl at 18 i
decidedly Immature. She has probably
Just left school and seen but little nt the
world as yet. Her standards are not
formed, her working noheme of life Is not
jot planned. She cannot understand her
feelings properly. At such an early ago
lt seems a risky thing to choose a future
The joaTS that Ho between the ages of
is and 25 nre the most formative in n
woman's character. Therefore, from a
sensible point of vtew. It Is foolish to
rush Into an early nnd binding engage
ment. The hero of a young girl's heart,
ns she n;es him with the glamour-blinded
eyes of Is, may, seven years later, strike
her as a very foolish and Irritating Indi
vidual. After the age ot 20, the mind of the
average girl Is more fitted to make a
wise choice In the matter of husbands
Early engagements and hasty marriages
do often turn out well, but In the ma
jority of cases nowadays this Is not so.
Discretion Is tho better part of speed!
Correspondence of general Interest
to women readers will be printed on
this pane. Such correspondence should
be addressed to the Woman's Editor,
OCR J.KWEST OFFICE
Gennantown Stenton Avea.,xrayne Junction
It's hard Lehigh Valley
and comes straight from tha
mines to our yards. Your
order will bring it right to
your bins after it has been
jescreened and accurately
weighed and at these
Chutcd $5.50 Big Tea
Egg $7.00, Stove $7.25, Nut $7.50
E. J. Cummings
4 Yards : Main Office. 413 N. 13th
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