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EVENING LEDGER PHIIiADEEPHIA", FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1914.
WHAT EVERY WOMAN WANTS TO KNOW-THINGS THAT INTEREST MAID AND MATfiflW
' She Receives an Afternoon Caller and Hears a New
and Interesting Tale,
' XXIX I lie went on: "I wonder If t acted from
The afternoon following oti the dinner m'sl"!"'" Weals, but I argued out the
. , ,, l " ,, ,,...,. t Miles nf the else with InVself tho.ovt"
party In the Uellevite-Stfalford brought ,lMlg i.erore I left IhMlttle Susse Ullage,
the artist-man lt call on me. 1 still i hml studied oii Very closely, iihd It
was stang with my little spinster senium to me mat ;mi wen, ii nn iiinip.
.u.i .. i -i.. i.iihi .ii..,.f,t rather IndliTetvhl inward tii.isclf. Never
friend, and she Immediately discovered by worJ or ,Iok ()() you s,-ow ,lmt )m
H romance In the situation. ,.ared for me b'oitd the merest rrlendly
The call was timed at 8 o'clock, n (Ine liking, t "no oulle right In that Idea.
and rather chilly autumn afternoon. Th "'r,,,',, n,t "answer, so he then resumed
weather certainly reminded me of days ute .aj,,
t home. , ..j,p clrl t was engaged to lled In
My heart beat rather quickly when I Home and was two ypflrs older than
heard the doorbell ring. My friend - '" XZ and so. you see. she
ricked up her knitting Very hurriedly, "0" not very iming. We had been en
and before I could stop her sped from Bopnl for si year.'
the room. 1 was left sitting nil nlotie. "That was a very Ion time." 1 mur-
"dood afternoon." t heard the artist- muled, when 1 rotild recover suiliclcntly
man now say. "Very cold. Isn't It? t from my surprise.
am glad to find you at home, Miss "It was." h said, "but don't you see,
.Adair." It Rave her all the greater claim upon
Ills tone seemed very nervous, mid It me. I could not spoil her life. Itut I
therefore tended to put mo more at ease, loved you so hndlv Mint at length I
It Is a curious fact that this should , wrote her ami asked If she would release
be the case. Yet so It Was. tile from the engagement. I don't like
"You have not changed so very mtle'i. ! telling you all this, but yet, In the light
after all." said he. "1 notice that your i of after events, 1 feel I must "
lialr curl In the same old way." i "What happened then?" 1 asked, for-
No suitable response occurred to me getfill nf the tlttlngness of things.
Jn answer to this observation, so 1 kept
"I like to watch ou with the firelight
flickering on jour little face," he con
tinued, with a most scrutinizing look; "It
rtirelj, Is an unusual thing to have an
open fireplace in nn American house
There Is no place to equal Kngland, after j
alt! Now, Is there"" 1
He did not wait for anv answer, but I
went on: "tYrhaps you thought it rather I
trange that I never wrote you all thse j
months. I want to explain that now to
ou if you will let me." I
"I reallv did not evpeot you to write," j
I answered quickly.
"Klleii Adair." said he. hurrledlv, "there I
Is something that t wish to tell von. 1 I
full In love with ymt that ummer time
in England but I could not tell you so.
Although I did not Inform either you or
5'our rrotliT at the time. I was already
engaged to be married."
1 started in surprise "nut why did
you not toll us? What was there to
"Ml" nliltrl ' enM I. 4. "1 of.l U"i.rtnMi'
in hauntlng'your fortstepi for so long In i
Sussex. Hut ym ee 1 fell in loVf with ,
you! I never shall forget those summer
evenings, very late at night, when you j
were sound nsWp t used to watch vnur '
window, and spent hours In strolling
round jour little cottage, thinking Just of
A great perplexltv came over me ami I
Across the Counter
Separate skirts are being sold at wYiat
tnlght bo called popular prices to meet
the increasing demand brought about by
their return to favor.
The fact that they are Intended for
practical purposes does not prevent them
from being exceedingly smart In cut and
For wear for out-of-door games there
are sports s-klrts of checks nnd plaids
at a very low price.
A broken black-and-white check that
Is made after a very good model, se
verely tailored, sells for tS.
It Is a straight skirt, belted at the back
and It has a flap pocket at one sldo that
adds very much to its appearance and
Is useful as well.
Tlald skirts that suggest field and
etrcam are also to be bought at this sajmi
price of 3.
There are dark plaids, where greens
and blues predominate, and plaids that
are made lighter by the introduction of
It Is even possible to buy a very pre
rentable skirt for J3. Blue serge is made
up at this price, with the hip yoke as a
One could hardly expect lasting quali
ties for so llttlp money, but for nn emer
gency It might prove a fair investment.
I At 8 there ore skirts of blue serge and
black strge that would suit the pur
poses of the business woman admirably.
They are well cut and splendidly tai
lored, without the Jaunty air that Is bet
ter adapted to the sports skirt.
Skirts made of broadcloth, in blue,
fcrown and black, with hip yokes and
with tunics are also to be found at very
Five dollarse will buy a very good skirt
In this material At J1! a broadcloth skirt
Is sold, of slightly different cut and pos
sibly of better quality.
Now that the severe skirt Is being
worn ariatn. the separate skirt Is a nec
essary accompaniment, and to be able
to buy It ready-made is a satisfaction
, to a great many women.
The Giggling G'rl
A Chat Anent the Aggravating Qualities of That Foolish Young Person
"Please don't ask that Smith girl to
-our party tomorrow," said a candid
young man to his sister tho other day.
, 'If she comes here, I'm going to ,-lear
cut at once. The girl's a fool, and sissies
Ihe whole time'"
"She ts quite a nice girl. Tom, and
toieans well," said 'sister In an appeasing
ton of voice. "I'd really like to ask her.
5opl don't reem to eare very much
obout her, to she does not get askeii to
nany parties "
"I don't wonder at that," said Tom,
solemnly, "she would jcet on any one's
nerves with that eternal and incessant
fflgsle, niggle all the tlmo' It doesn't mat
ter what you tell that girl, whether it ba
fcad or serious, or merely boring. he gig.
(pies right through everything!"
"I used to be rather like that myself
,nce." said his sister meditatively, "and
then I became suddenly cured In rather
n unpleasant fashion, too!"
'Tell me about It," said the youns
nan In an interested tone. "I remember
when you were In high school I used to
feel a bit aggravated with you pomv
times. You've stopped It now, though,
"It was this way." said his sister In a
jiensivg tone, "you remember that sum
jner we stayed out In the country when
) had to travel Into town every day by
"I do," eald Tom. remlnlscently. "It was
fcn awful bore, too. The Journey took
Jialf an hour In a non-stop train "
"Well," continued sister, "another girl
,fcnd I always traveled together in the
'mornings. One morning" when we got into
the train we noticed a peculiar-looking
man sitting right opposite us. He kept
watching- us over the top of his news
paper. My friend and I were laughing
ili usual over something or other giggling,
you would call it when this strange
man suddenly began to giggle too. lie
Correspondence of general Intereit
to women reader will be printed on
this page Such correeporydence should
be addrcoed to the Woman's Editor,
Evening Ledger. (
She wrote me a heartbroken letter,
asking me to come straight to Home and
talk It all out with her which I did,"
he said slottlv.
Thero was a long pause, "t decided
that I could not honorably break the en
gagement as long as she wished to hold
me to It." he continued finally. "Hut
wo talked things over together, and t
decided that 1 must accept this position
offered me over here The flnnnclal end
of It Is verv tine, you see, and 1 thought
that to net honorably I must come back
to Home and marrv my fiancee. I was
utterly miserable about the whole thing!"
"What has happened In the meantime
now ?" 1 nld again.
"My child, the finest thing has hap
pened that my love for vou could prompt
me to desire!" said he. "She grew tlrod
of the long engagement, nnd only three
weeks ago I heard that she married some
one else. 1 wrote a letter straight away
to vou and now I find you here."
He got up from his chair and seized
my hand "I'llon Adair, I have always
lnvei1 '"Ul f,'om thp
e-VPS " vml! ' ynM h
the first minute I set
ne.iri wuw i-nunK viranpeiy, out
n" f1o'1 "t hnpplncss came to me at his
words. I could not trut myself to speak,
The Jovs of life wmi'il now outside my
ginsp. I knew now that I did not love
the nrtlst-nun. although he once had
seemed a hero In my eyes.
Foibles of Dress Taboo in Austria
VIENNA, Oct. 16. Archduchess Eliza
beth, daughter of the late Archduke
Rudolph, haw issued the following nppeol
to the women of Austria-Hungary:
"Now that our brothers fight for right
and liberty a no less Important, serious
nnd difficult duty Is reserved for us. We
must be rigorous toward ourselves, elimi
nating conspicuous dressing and frivolity
Incompatible with these serious and
"Let us all abandon nmuscments that
are unsuitable in such days and devote
ourselves to prayer for the success of
our brothers, who are fighting for right
Look On the Bright Side of Life
The Art of Cheerfulness Is a Thing That Can Be Cultivated.
Many women In the present times are I remember that 'behind the clouds Is the
too apt to look on the dark side of life.
They quite forget to count their many
blessings, for they are so very busy
counting up their grievances. Envy and
discontent go hand In hand, but the ex
ertion of a little will power can finally
overcome such unfortunate feelings.
At the present time the women of
England find it very difficult to "look
on the bright side of things." When
out of practically every home some
father, brother, husband or man rela
tive hag shouldered arms nnd set forth
to defend his native shores, it Is no
easy matter to keep a cheerful heart.
Very opportunely, a League of Antl
Peasimlsts has been formed in England.
The promoters announce that "We are
not a league of optimists; we do not want
to ignore danger, to neglect warnings, or
to L'pnenr llKht-hearted
In the face of
drath and disaster
but we do want to
giggled over the top of his newspaper
without stopping for half an hour! We
felt dreadfully nervous, particularly
when we saw he was trying to Imitate
us The people sitting near also noticed
it, and at last the conductor spoke to
him about it said he must stop that
"What on earth lid the fellow say?"
asked Tom in an interested voice.
"It was perfectly dreadful for us,"
said sister, half laughing and in an apolo
getic tone, "he said that every morning
for a mnth we had interrupted his read
Ine of the newspaper by our senseless
chatter and giggling. Now tt was his
turn, and he wanted us Just to know how
it soijnded to other people."
"He was a cad. and If I had been
there I would have "
"So. you wouldn't, hecause In a way
he mas right It was perfectly dreadful
for us at the time, for every one around
seemed so amused. Dut I thought it all
over afterwards, and cured myself of
the habit "
"Pass on the story to that Fmlth girl,
then," said Tom, laughingly, "If tt'a
going to cure her, too, she can come to
the party, and I won't object"
WAYS QF WOMEN
Queen Mary of Kngland Is doing hr
share in the present war by helping
to knit 5WO pairs of socks which are
needed by the British soldiers.
The International Aetorlatlon of
Steam Operating Engineers has a
woman's auxiliary organization which
Is absolutely Independent of the men.
Women Jurors In Washington are
protesting against the non provision of
powder puffs and nighties for them
when they are detained over night on
Mrs- Annette Afebott Adams, juit ap
pointed Assistant PUitrlet Attsrney In
San Franctoco, is the first wman In the
I'nlted States to occupy such a post'
Suffragettes in England are now
training themselves to shorn a rifle and
even the department stereo have set up
ranges tor ihopper to practice, at.
The following recipe, If carefully fol
lowed out, will make a delightful sweet
meat. Shell nnd blanch one pint of chest
nuts, and simmer slowly until tender, but
not actually soft. Now drain, and then
put them Into cold water to harden them
up a little. Wipe them dry.
Now make a syrup of one pint of water
and one large cupful of sugar. Let the
nuts slowly simmer In this for about one
hour, or until the chestnuts look clear.
Then drain off the syrup, and be care
ful while doing so not to break any of
the nuts. Add to the syrup a few drops
of lemon Juice nnd vnnllla extract. The
syrup must be cooked well. To ascertain
that this lias been done, drop a little of
the syrup In cold water. If It hardens
up nnd becomes brittle, then It Is suffi
ciently well cooked. Let the nuts be
a'most dry. and then dip them, one by
one, in the siup, until each Is entirely
coated. Now lift them nut nnd lay them
on oiled paper. They should taste per
Deviled Oysters on Half Shell
Poach the oysters In their own liquor,
then drain. Save the liquor for moisten
ing the following highly seasoned sauce:
Mi butter and Hour together, then add
cream and oyster liquor, some dry mus-
taid, salt nnd pepper, and chopped
parsley. One or two egg yolks should
be heaten in the very last thing.
Now chop the oysters, add them to the
sauce, and place the mixture Into deep
half shells, covering with buttered
crumbs. Next place In the oven until
the crumb.i are brown. Garnish with
lemon, and serve two or three to each
person at tnblc.
Baked Pork Chops With Dressing
Having selected six medium-sized pork
chops, make a dressing as you would for
chicken or for fowl. Now lay the pork
chops one on top of the other, with
drcrslng between. Sufficient fat will be
found on the end of the chops to pro
vide enough greaso for baking.
AROUND THE KITCHEN
Always put scrubbing brushes to dry
with the bristles face downwards. This
lengthens their Uvea considerably, as If
dried the other way the water naturally
soaks Into the wood and rots the bristles.
To remove fruit stains from table
cloths and serviettes, apply powdered
starch to the stained parts, and leave for
several hours till all the discoloration
has been absorbed by the starch.
Fat or suet will keep sweet for a much
longer time If separated from the skin,
finely shredded, and mixed with Hour.
Keep In a dry, cool place.
A good way of stiffening the bristles of
hair brushes after washing Is to dip them
Into a mixture of equal quantities of
milk and water, and then dry before the
A Plain Request
"Is there any one present who wishes
the prayers of the congregation for a
relative or friend?" asked the minister.
"I do," said the angular lady who rose
from the rear pew. "I want the con
gregation to pray for my husband."
"Why, Sister Abigail," replied the min
ister, "you have no husband yet."
"Yes; but I want you nil to pitch In
an' pray for one for me."
sun still shining. The league r non
polltlcal, non-denominational, and open
to nil rich, poor, young, old, men or
women. The only condition Is that the
promise, once made, must be kept."
The promise Is to keep the rules, which
are as follows:
1 To fight the spirit of pessimism, par
ticularly In connection with the war,
which Is apt to detract from natural cour
age. 2. To cheer, by any means In your
power, those around you, and to give help
and sympathy to those who have very
real cause for grief or anxiety.
3. To refrain from grumbling at any
hardships, email or great, which you may
be called upon to endure.
4. To disregard all unauthentlcated re
ports, and do your best to prevent their
5. To keep up the courage and energy
of those around you by your own ex
ample of calmness, hopefulness and trust
In our leaders.
Mrs Lawrence Marston not only writes
plays for moving pictures, but acts and
directs her own plays as well.
Four women are running against Rev.
V,'. D. Matthews for the office of Com
missioner of Charities and Corrections
Miss Slgne Bergman, president of the
Swedish Society of Woman Suffrage, Is
chief cashier of the State Bank of
The Rockefeller Foundation has given
JXOflO to be used during the next ten
years for pensioning widows with de
TVornen are filling the positions of men
employed by the Upton Company, of
London, whe have been called fe the
front as soldiers.
The Philadelphia Board of Education
ul establish "Little Mother Leagues" so
that girls can be taught the elements of
Mrs. Margaret Cherdron, who two years
ago was the Taft elector from Utah, is a
candidate for the State Senate in that
The Kingdom of Saxony takes first
place as an Industrial State In Germany,
and In 131Z had SOeMC-J workers, of whom
STS.TIO were women.
A good lotion for roughened hand) li
made with glycerine and roaewater. If
desired, this may be scented.
AN AUTUMN STYLE
The Ever Necessary Oil Can
By MRS. CHRISTINE FREDERICK
Author "The New Housekeeping"
Have you an oil can? This might be
the first question asked of every house
keeper, for by their oil cans shall we
Who oiled the hinges? Who oiled tho
wringer bearings? Who put parnffln on
her meat chopper? Who gave her knives
an oil massage? "I." said the careful
and Intelligent housewife. "1 oiled them
No pantry equipment Is complete with
out a small oil can. The more frequently
used the better, and the less noise nnd
creaking shall be heard In the land. These
wet autumn days have sprung all sorts
of hinges and played havoc and rust with
numerous household articles,
Indeed, ono housekeeper returning to
her city home, which had been closed all
summer, was appalled at the amount of
rust which had gathered on every tin and
Iron utensil, as well as at the whitish de
posit on her aluminum ware. AVhen she
opened her trunks she found the hinges
very tight. Scissors were "stuck," parers
and knives were all In poor condition,
carters refused to rotate on their accus
The washer wan Investigated and
showed It needed an autumn lubricant
badly, flat irons were melancholy nnd
had developed a rich brown complexion.
The sewing machine, the typewriter, the
family perambulator, alt needed the
magic touch of something to put them
at work again.
Half ein hour and an oil can did the
work. The rollers rolled, the perambu
lator rambled, the casters castered as If
some maglo elixir had been applied. The
flat Irons were bathed In kerosene, the
hinges treated to a good machine oil.
the tin and Iron pans, the oven and even
the ruhted garbage pall were also In
dulged In a good kerosene bath and
massage, from which they emerged
clean, shining and with an expression
which meant to say, "Now I am good
for oil winter."
If the housewife Is to adapt mechan
ical aids and turn to mechanical labor
savers, she must accept and use the aids
of all good mechanics chief nnd fore
most of which is an oil can filled with
a good lubricant. Or kerosene poured
down the windpipe of chopper, meat
Women and the War
Your hearts are lifted up. your hearts
That have foreknown the utter price,
Your hearts bum upward aa a flame
Of splendor and of sacrifice.
And not a shot comes blind with death.
And not a stab of steel Is pressed
Home, but Invisibly It tore
And entered first a woman's breast.
Lawrence Blnjon, in the Times.
OCR WEST riHI..V OFFICE
Slit and Warrington Atc.
The best reason for buying
and storing your coal now is
that you get a dry, clean
product which isn't possible
when winter snow comes.
Our coal will stand either
test, Scale or Fire.
'Phone our nearest yard.
E. J. Cummings
4 Yards: Main Office, 413 N. 13th.
FOR THE SCHOOLGIRL
grinder or coffee machine, or used as
an emollient on rusty articles of every
sort will "grease them up" nnd make
them quite amenable. It Is even whis
pered that a fine clock which had totally
and absolutely stalled and which re
fused to perform Its dally task was
made to tlck-tlck with delight because a
few drops of oil were poured on Its
"If It's rusty or won't go-try the oil
can, ' might be the housewife's slogan.
What Girls Are Doing For Victims of War
College Students Give Up Pleasures to Help Charities, and to This End
Display a Fine. -Unselfish Spirit.
The sweet girl graduates and under- whole student body resolved on an Im
gr.iduates of Vassar College have risen I mediate reform.
In a body to the occasion, and In the
future the simple life will be led there.
The reason of this self-denying atti
tude Is to be found In a whole-hearted
wish to help those In nny way afflicted
through the great European war.
The Students' Association of Vassar
has held a mass-meeting, organized be
cause of t
for reform. It appears that the
lege girls had been exceedingly
travngant In the matter of their
sonal plensures and luxuries. The selfish
ness of such expenditure on mere pleas
ure In the present stirring times was
Just recently realized by them, and the
WAR AND SOCIETY IN
Campaign maneuvers and religious ceremonies of the Czar's army, trench
fighting of the Allies and a page on the destruction of the Rheims Cathedral
are among the Intaglio's war photos. You'll also see Emperor William con
gratulating General von Emmich the only photo of the Kaiser since the
beginning of the war to reach America.
Two pages of folks prominent in the news and in social circles, a page of
theatrical headlines and another page of correct window draping complete
the Intaglio's pictorial treat.
The Sports Magazine is rich in facts and aftermaths of the world's series col
lected by George E. McLinn and illustrated with two pages of tide-turning
plays, Robert W, Maxwell, coach and official, tells the value of the train
ing table. William W. Roper gives football impressions at Princeton Paul
Y; ?l,blTS haS 3 neW tcnnis arlic,e' and William H- Rp writes on "The
World's Greatest Heavyweight."
Place your order today for Sunday's
Seasons Offerings for
The season's offerings In the way of
styles for young girls nre characterized
by a simplicity, which Is the acme of
good taste. They are so much the
smarter for their lack of elaboration and
because they depend on the cut for a
certnlii quality that spells fashion.
Serge, gabardine and French flannel
have no rivals In the field whcfi hard
service Is In question, and It Is the ques
tion paramount when the school frock
comes under discussion.
There Is a tendency that Is steadily
growing towards keeping nil the fanci
ful designs, the draperies and frills nnd
fripperies for evening frocks and foi
those Intended for the house nnd after
noon wear. The so-called chemise frock,
which Is simplicity Itself. Is particularly
becoming to the slcndciness of the youth
ful figure. The silhouette of the gown
Itself Is new nnd lather striking, nnd
Its extreme air of modlshness Is duo per
haps In part to Its novelty. Yet It would
bo hard to fashion a frock on simpler
The picture shown today Illustrates
this mode clearly. The skirt Is sttalght
nnd wide enough for case In wnlklng,
but without fulness. The blouse buttons
down the back to the waistline, where
It Is confined by the belt. This runs
through wide eyelets, made In the blouse
In n way that produces very much the
same effect as that mndc by slipping a
belt under the plaits of a Norfolk Jacket.
The collar can be copied from the one
sketched or It can he of the style best
suited to the wearer.
The shops arc showing tho most allur
ing, fascinating accessories Just now, nnd
One of the worst disfigurements that
women fall heir to Is the growth of
superfluous hair on tho upper lip. Many
nnd varied arc the remedies suggested,
but such should be followed with the
greatest discrimination and Judgment.
An excellent cure Is suggested as fol
lows: Moisten the superfluous hairs with
simple sulfo solution. It will be found
that this application will dissolve the
hair, and, whether heavy or light, It will
disappear In a few moments.
Most depilatories are apt to leave a
red spot and an extreme Irritation of
the skin, but this particular remedy will
leave the skin soft, smooth and clear.
Its action Is gentle and most effective In
Immediately removing the hair.
Smart women generally keep a lemon
on the totlet-tnble, as the application of
fresh lemon Juice Is excellent for whit
ening nnd beautifying the hands. The
Juice will also remove stnlns from around
the linger nails and will -vastly Improve
the color of the Bkln. No toilet-table
should be without the ever-useful lemon.
It Is not universally known that an ex
cellent whltener for the teeth la to be
found In common salt. Tho teeth should
be carefully brushed with a little salt
at least once a week, taking care to
rinse the mouth out cnrefully afterwards,
so that not one particle of the salt may
remain nround the teeth. The whitening
effect of salt upon the teeth Is Instan
taneous. An Acidulated Answer
Miss Vane "I know he was talking to
you about me. Now, wasn't he?'
Miss Speltz "Well, yes."
Miss Vane "I thought I heard him re
mark that 1 had a thick head of hair."
Mli-s Speltz "Partly correct. He didn't
mention your hnlr, however."
Vassar girls have now Imposed a vol
untary tax upon all their different forms
of relaxation, such as week-end parties.
Ice cream parties, theatres, moving pic
ture shows and other pleasant modes of
passing the hours.
The buying of expensive flowers and
sweets In Vassar College is now a thing
or tne past. The students passed a reso-
lutlon declaring that they would spend
les-s on pleasure and would turn over
all the resultant surplus sums to the
different charitable associations which
nre. In the present crisis of European
affairs, so urgently In need of funds.
Other girl Students throughout Amer.
lea would do well to copy the splendid
example of the Vassar
Girls Characterized by
collars and cuffs and neckties of nw
and tomptlngstyles seem to spring U)
Collars made of organdie or book mm. f
ilti have a quality oi sneerness mat Ii
almost universally becoming, while tin
collar of heavy linen, wide nnd flaring
suits tho youthful face admirably, t
dark suit or dress can be freshened n
Infinitum by the accessories of prevailing
mode They relievo Its sombreness of
tone, and every new collar makes th
dress Itself seem new.
Navy blue, no matter by what nami
wo call It, Is as popular today ns It h.a,
ever been. No other color can drive It
out of Its own particular province, which
Is tho work-a-day world of clothes. Not
that It Is by any means limited to th
sensible nnd serviceable frocks. Tn
deepest blue Is shown now In velvets and
silks nnd satins of the richest quality, and
a dark bluo velvet dinner dress Is a i
creation or one or tne great designers of
Not that the greens and the bronni
that nre manufactured now arc to b
scorned for school dresses or coat sutti.
The tones of these colors show a wldj
range, nnd they arc of an nppeallng soft,
ness nnd richness. If we arc cut o
from foreign dyes for any length of tlma
Amctlcnn Ingenuity will be hard pushS
to produce the modified tones of colon
that the Amerlcnn public has learned to
Yet, for constant wear, for every dar
and day after day, tho average person
seems to be able to wear blue without
the distaste that comes from over fa.
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A WARM. DRY
The popularity of the many "ready-to-serve"
cereals in recent years has done
much to lessen the work and worry of
the housekeeper In her efforts to provldj
palatable "fillers" for an everhungry
family. But so often In our varlabls
climate tho once-crispy flakes or biscuit
lose their crlspness and with It their
dellcato flavor, which enn be restored
only by the time and patlenec-consumlns
process of toasting or drying.
To overcomo this annoyance an In
genious man for was It his wife?) designed
and built a closet that is proof against
dampness, and therefore offers nn Ideal
storage place for cereals, which are re-ilIy
"ready-to-serve," as well as for salt and
other provisions that are especially af
fected by an excess of molsturo In ths
As bhown In the sketch, the closet is
built between two sections of a heat flue,
the lower section of which enters the
bottom of the closet nhout walst-hlgh
from the floor. The end of the upper
section Is located about IS Inches directly
above the lower opening, from which the
current of wnrm, dry nlr circulates
about the closet and passes Into the up
per section of the flue. The shelf Is
made of one-half Inch mesh wire, tackel
to a wooden frame, and so docs not In
terfere with the circulation of the air.
The same kind of wire should also be
j tacked over the opening of the lower
flue so as to prevent the disaster of
diopplng part of the family larder into
the heating system. Tho door or doorj,
' If the closet Is large enough to make It
more convenient to have two doore,
should flt rather snugly nnd be kept
tli-hllv rinsed when not In use. so that
the air from the heater will not be cooled
and thus made useless for heating the