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EVENING LEDGER PHILADELPHIA, FRIDAY, JAHTXARY 22, 1915.
WOMAN aM'THEHOME-PRIZES OFFERED FOR ORIGINAL IDEAS AND SUGGESTIONS
Mmrcriwui iiiumi mm . in
A eraae for extremes la the keynote of
the present restless times. It Is the day
of superlatives, the day of exaggerations,
the day of hysteria. In thought, In art,
In literature, In social Ufo nnd social dis
play, ahd above all In the fashion of
women's clothes, the craze for extremes
la all too evident.
What the modern girl Is coming to In
her passion for freak fashions s a
Eemilne puzzle. She literally knows no
limit Nothing Is too appalling and Im
possible for her Uste. With her hair
strained back from her face in the dread
ful "skinned rabbit" style, her eyes drawn
up at the corners lii real Chinese fash
Ion, her eyebrows arched and shaped and
trimmed tilt they look llko nothing on
earth, the "tout ensemble" is a little
startling;, to say the least ot It. Combined
With thte, her llttlo nose Is powdered to
uch an extent that she looks as If sho
had fallen Into the flour bin by mistake,
and as for other "aids" well, she firmly
believes that painting the Illy only adds
to the beauty and charm of the flower.
Leaving the craze for facial adornment
and proceeding to the crazo for fantastic
clothes, tho modern girl does cortalnly
excel all known rules. The Cubist styles
are not alone confined to paintings, by
the way. The modem damsel is a regu
lar Cubist sketch herself. Her clothes
are In the Futuristic style, and much
More so than is flattering, too.
Nowadays It Is hard to distinguish the
schoolgirl from the deml-mondalne. That
CLEANING THE GAS STOVE
By MRS. CHRISTINE FREDERICK
If there Is one thing the city woman
baa to be thankful for, It Is the oppor
tunity to use a fuel as cleanly, easy to
operate and without waste products, as
gas. Compared to the old coal range with
ashes, dust labor of coaling, the gas
otove seems like a mafflc equipment.
TgSn the lover to the left and you have a
fixe. Turn to the right and It 1b feonel
But even this easiest of all stores to
keep clean requires slight dally care. It
goes without saying that the neater and
more careful the worker the less dirt she
will make for herself around the stove.
Neglected pots will surely "boll over"
-with disastrous results to burner and
tray beneath. Matches needlessly dropped
Into the same tray accumulate, clog and
make the stave unsightly. It Is best to
have a double receptacle, like two email
spice cons, on or near enough to the
tove to make It Impossible to drop burned
matches anywhere but In the boxes.
Again, the operation of the burners should
be so completely under control, and the
amount of material In tho utensils gauged
so exactly that there -will be no excuse
tor any boiling over.
Host of the stoves, even the small
rented ranges, can be fitted with white
naml trays instead of the older type
trays of galvanized or sheet Iron, which
were black, unattractive and very difficult
to clean. The enamel trays cost from 60
cents up, aro very easy to wash and al
ways give a clean, sanitary appearance
to the upper part of tho stove.
Not all housekeepers know that the top
burners of the stove lift out very easily,
fitting, as thejydo. Into the socket or pipe
Which connects them with the gas supply.
On wash-day or other convenient times
all the burners but one can be re
moved and placed In a large utensil of
scalding water with strong soap or wash
ing soda and boiled for a half an hour.
When rinsed and dried, they will be found
free from grease and can be adjusted
back Into place. The same result can be
obtained even more easily If It la possible
to lay the burners on a bed of hot coals
for the same time, as can be done If a
furnace fire Is convenient. This burns
out the dirt and the grates, too, can be
given the same treatment.
It Is best not to use a graphite polish
on a. gas stove, because this means dally
renewal and It Is never as successful
on gas as on a cpal stove, where It Is af
fected by the heat For the few parts
which are apt to become greasy the best
treatment is dally wiping off with crum
pled newspaper. In addition, a flannel
rag, saturated with Unseed oil. can be
rubbed over the parts, and this Is all
that wttl be needed to keep tb stove
eplok and span. There are certain liquid
permanent finishes which some like on
a stove. These are applied with a brush,
dry hard, and have a glossy, black
enamel finish. All the metal parts of
the stove can be thus treated, and this
finish requires very little care.
Scrupulous care should be used In keep
ing the brotlen, and oven drip-pan clean.
The oven, too; .should have a weekly
brushing out and wiping with a linseed
doth. This will prevent rust and easily
removes dust accumulations underneath
the oven. If the etovo Is to be an ef
such should be the case Is deplorable, but
true. Sweet Sixteen swingo along tho
pavements with her power, her paint, her
freakish clothes, her extraordinary
coiffure, and her Impossible llttlo hats
perched raklshly on one Bide of her
plastered hair, looking for all the world
an If sho had been dining not wisely but
too well. Her nir Is confident, to say the
least of It. It Is even bordering on the
Impertinent Sho eyes the passer-by with
a cynical and haughty staro. No wonder
that one cannot distinguish her status or
her calling. She is so odd and so garish
that nho might well fulfil any role. Judg
ing from externals. And aftor all, we
must Judgo more or less from externals.
If ft girl looks llko the dcml-mondalne
sho Ifl not, we cannot blamo outsiders for
misjudging her. It Is not their fault.
Tho crazo for extremes Is not alone con
fined to fashions. It appears In mannors,
particularly. "Individuality, give us in
dividuality!" Is tho cry of tho modern
woman. But if Individuality Is to bo In
terpreted as Eccentricity, an In nlno cases
out of ten It Is Interpreted by tho en
thusiast, then let Insipidity flourish! For
the woman who has eccentric manners Is
a trial to every one. For exnmple. It will
bo found that tho woman who prides her
self on rudeness Imagines that sho Is In
tensely original. She Is "living out tier
own personality," her admlrerB will as
sure you. Nothing of tho' sort! Her man
ners aro not original, for nnybody con
bo rude. Thero Is no virtue In bluntnerc.
This crazo for extremes Is causing end
less troubte at present. Not until it has
calmed down a llttlo will women enter
Into a saner and a more rational method
ficient cooking medium, It must be kept
clean, the air vnlves properly adjusted,
burners unclogged and the whole surface
of tho stove such that tho worker will
enjoy and be able to keep neat while
working at It
JOHN ERLEIGH, SCHOOLMASTER
Ouv Wimberley, son of Anne, ths
Jfarchfontaa o Wimberley, fa at llarptree
School, o which John Erleigh is head
master. John and Anno aro engaged to bo
married. Lord Arthur Meriet, undo of
Ouv Wimberley, warns John that there la
a plot to put the oov out of the way. Dick
Meriet, a cousin, and in line for the in
heritance of the great Wimberley estates,
is concerned in tne plot. The other ptot
fera are Vertlgan, a science master at
llarptree, who has a hold oh John Erletgh,
and Mrs. Travers, Erleiph's sister. Mrs.
Trovers was deserted by the man she
lovrt, and this man was accidentally
kill.l by John Erleigh. Mrs Travers doet
not know that hrr own brother killed the
father of her cnild, James
James Travers falls in love with Quits
sister Joan. In an atitomoblla accident he
saves her lite, but loses fila right hand,
nnd Jit mreer as a nianllt.
Mrs. Travers sees Vertlgan and informs
Mm that if he exposes Erleigh, she will
expose him Wimberley takes his motor
car for a trip home. The car breaks down.
After walking half a mile Wimberley
trips over an obstruction. When xn
awakens he finds himself In an old barn.
Bending over htm is Doctor Anderson, of
John Erlelgh's school. Doctor Anderson
and an assistant attempt to transport him
across a, ri.er. In a struggle VPImberley
drama his revolver, fires and makes his
Lord Arthur dtsoovers Vertlgan wound
ed Ho says he was following two men
who had attempted to kidnap Guy Wim
berley. . .
Lord Arthur disbelieves the story and
demands from Erleigh that Vertlgan 6a
dismissed. Tho truth is that Doctor Ander
son, who attempted the kidnapping, is in a
plot o tcMch Vertlgan knows nothing.
James Travers is deeply In (ova with
Lady Joan Meriet. .. .
Her mother and Ms mother agree that
the children must not encouraged.
Without uiarnlno. Guy Wimberley dla
appears. Erleigh tens Anne that the toy has run
au.ni. After Lord Arthur's aeeujalfon
noatnst Afra. Travers, Erleigh goes to Lon
don . . .
Mrs. Travers denies all knowledge of
the boy's whereabouts. ...
Fifty thousand pound is demanded for
the return of Guy. Lady Anns agrees to
pay it. ,.
Lord Arthur and Denham taks the
money to an island and wait.
A boat drifts to them. In it is a dead
The detectives are baffled. Lady Anne,
on the verge of collapse, almost wins John
Brleigh's secret from him.
Lord Arthur glvts John Erleigh one
week in which to break off Ms engagement
to Lady Anne Wimberley.
Ho went to tthe sideboard, took a cut
glass bottle out of a tantalus, poured
oome brandy Into a glass and filled the
glass up with soda water. He offered It
to Erleigh, but the latter thrust It aside.
"No, thank you, Russell," he said.
"Tou mean well, but I don't want It I'll
have a smoke I think that will calm mo
yes, a smoke."
He fumbled In his pooket, found his
pipe and began to fin it with tobacoo,
spilling more on the carpet that he put
Into the bowL He struck halt a dozen
matches before he got the tobacco alight
"That's better, sir," said tho Inspector.
"Now I'll Just tell you all there Is to telL"
John Erleigh sat down by the table ills
face waa hard and stern and there were
traces of tears In his eyes. He waa pulling
fiercely at his pipe and the smoke as
cended In clouds.
"A fortnight ago, sir," said tho In
spector, "a small five-ton yachts or all
that was left of her drove ashore oft
WAS A. POOR
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For tti following suggestions ent In. by
renders of th Kvk.iisu i.smkr prltcs of il
am CO cents are awarded.
All Buggpftttons ftrtould bo nunreaneu to r.llen
Adair, Editor of Women's l'n-ie, Ktbmino
Ledush, independence Square, PniUdelphla.
A prle of l hm been awarded lo MIm
DollJ-, 113 rrrston street, West riilladelphlsi
for the follonllin suitttiillont
Tho Held for Uiblo decoration Is wide
and varied, nnd yet Is apt to lack Just
tho distinctive touch which makes or
mars tho occasion. Of course, elaborate
tirss ih any form Is appealing, but sim
plicity ot decoration can bo mado Just
For n dinner the cloth of finest darruuk,
with napkins to match, Is In Itself a dec
oration. The rcnlrcpleco could bo n bas
kot of daffodils, gracefully arranged, nnd
set on a silver tray Is exquisite. No cen
trepieces or dollies nro necessary. Tho
luncheon may bo mado most attractive
by using a Madeira luncheon set, with a
bowl of roses and trailing arbutus. One
beautiful dinner decoration Is composed
of heads of endlvo snlnd, carefully se
lected, into which tho florist hafl put pink
rotes or carnations. Tho lieads are then
made Into a pyramid, and If you have
electricity tho tiny lights placed hero and
thero produce u novel effect.
A nrlio of no cents hns liren attnnled to
Mlae Itrlrn Nunnn, 2(113 North 31st street,
for the following siiRRrstlonl
When your light burns poorly Jour
mnntlo probably Is black. Remove tho
(!lobe, get a an It stinker nnd shake all tho
salt on It that It will hold, turn on the
gaslight and lt It burn until all tho
black Is off, turn oft tho light replnco
the globe and light It In tho usual Way
and tho mantlo has n, now lease on llfo.
V prlre of SO rents lins hern nwnnled to
MUs Kdrni Mnrciuwin. -1701 Wnrne momir,
(irnmintonn, l'a., for tho following sug
gestion; For the modern housekeeper who has
no range oil tho back of which to dry her
heavier pots nnd pans, the flat top of
the stenm rndlntor Is an excellent substi
tute in winter time. Tho top of tho rad
iator Is nlso a good place to keep tho
stones for the flrolees cooker. They will
then bo always hot and will use only
about a third of tho gns necessary to
bring them to tho proper temperature
A priie of ft lin been awnrdetl to Mnry
Itynn, 1B2 Merlon nrrntir, arbrrth, I'n., for
the following aufffff Alton t
A NOVKL. WAY OF BERVINO ICE
At any hardware storo purchase a num
ber of tho smallest size of ordinary brown
flower pots. L,Ino them with wax paper
and fill with ice cream, sprinkle cocoa on
tho tdp'und stick a carnation In each one.
Each guest will bo delighted with hlB
"plant," and you may give tho flower
pots for similar uso In the future.
tho coast of Spain. I daresay, sir, you saw
some account of It In the paper."
"Yes, I think I did. I forgot the de
tails." "Tho boat had no name, sir, and was
unknown In that part of tho world. Her
mast had carried awny and she was
smashed to pieces on tho rocks. There
was no one on boanl nnd no papers wero
found In tho cabin, but It was said at the
tlma that sho was Engllsh-bullt how
they know I can't say. Well, a week
ngo, sir, two bodies came ashore, one a
man, tho other of a boy. Tho boy had a
life-belt round him, the man no belt at
all. Tho authorities out thero had seen
advertisements our advertisements for
his young lordship and though the body
bad been a long time In the water the
clothes answered to the descriptions
given, and they wired to Scotland Yard.
Mr. Murray went over there, and we
have Just had a letter from him. Thero
seems no doubt that the bodies are
tho-se of Mr. Richard Meriet and his
young lordship. In fact, Mr. Illchard
Meriet has been Identified by some pa
pers found In his pocket papers which
conveyed nothing to the Spanish police
but which meant n good deal to Mr.
Ho paused, ntieigh's pipe had gone
out, but his teeth Btlll gripped the stom,
biting hard into the vulcanite.
"When does Mr. Murray return?" ho
"Ho will, I think, bo here tomorrow,
"And he sent no cablo when ho had
Identified tho bodies?"
"No, sir. This letter Is the first In
formation we have had from him."
"And Lord Arthur?" said Erleigh,
Bpeaklng in a dull, oven voice. "Was ho
not told when the Spanish police cabled
to Scotland Yard?"
"No, sir. Mr. Murray thought It best
to say nothing until he had been over to
Spain to see exactly how things were for
John Erleigh rested his chin on his
hands. His faco seemed very old and
haggard, his eyes tired and listless. Ho
could not even find relief In a furious out
burst against Richard Meriet. There had
evidently only been ono lifebelt on board
the little yacht.and that had been given
to the boy. The gale that had wrecked
the boat had been the act of God. He
sat there staring at a sliver bowl In the
centre of the table. He Idly remembered
that he had won It at Oxford In his col
lege sports and that he had beaten Tal
bot by a yard In the half mile.
"Now with regard to Mr. Vertlgan,"
Russell continued. "Mr. Murray says In
his letter that there Is no evidence against
the man whatever, and that until we can
find out definitely that ho has had some
share In this matter, he Is to be left alone.
Bo far as one can see, Mr. Vertlgan has
had nothing to do with It. He has been
here all the time, has he not?"
"Yes yes, of course he has not been
absent for a day."
"Well, sir, I think If I were you I should
get rid of him, Rut, mind you, for all
we know to the contrary, he Is a per.
fectly Innocent man."
John Erleigh made no reply. His mind
waa at Monksllver he waa looking at the
woman he loved, stricken down by this
cruel, this hideous blow. He longed to be
A MUSICAL COMEDY SING IT, WHISTLE IT,
r " JfH ' )$&
A STUNNING TROTTEUR FOR MIDSEASON
there to comfort her In the hour of her
great sorrow. Lord Arthur ought to have
come f.rst to him nnd they ought to have
gone up to Monksllver together. Who had
n better right to be with Lady Wimberley
than tho man she loved? Rut ho had been
thrust aside as n person of no account
"I must go back to the police station
now, sir," said the Inspector, rising from
his chair. "I will let you know directly
Mr. Murray arrives. You will doubtless
see his lordship before thon. Sir, If I
may say so, this sad business will bo felt
by tho wholo neighborhood, and our deep
est sympathy Is with her ladyship yes,
and with you, sir, ns well."
"Thank you, Russell," Erleigh faltered.
Then he burled his face in his arms nnd
cried llko a child.
Mr. Russell slipped quietly out of the
room and encountered Mr. Vertlgan In the
"Hello, Inspector!" said the science
master. "Any news?"
"Yes, sir, bad news. His little lord
ship Is dead."
"Dead? What do you mean, mur
dered?" "No, sir; ho nnd Richard Meriet were
drowned at sen. Mr. Erleigh Is in the
dining room, sir. He will tell you all that
Is known at present. If you will excuse
me. I nm In a hurry,"
Ho pushed his way past Vortigan,
opened the hall door and closed It behind
him. Tho science master mado his way
to the dining room, looked in. hesitated
as ho saw Erleigh with bowed head and
outstretched arms, and then entered tho
room nnd closed tho door.
"This Is terrible, Erlclgh," he said In a
kindly volco; "terrible."
The headmnster did not move.
"I nm genuinely sorry, Erleigh," Vertl
gan continued. "I suppose you don't be
llevo me. but I am."
John Erleigh sprang to his feet with
clenched hands and blazing eyes.
"Get out of hero, you vllo brute," he
Biild, "or I may kill you. Sorry! Yes, of
course you are, for now you won't hnvo
the chunco to betray your accomplice
for Cn,(X)0. Ho Is dead, and you If you
don't leave this room "
Ho stooped and picked up a heavy poker
from tho grate. For a few seconds there
was murder in his eyes. Vertlgan backed
toward the door.
"I you are not yourself, Erleigh," he
stammered. "I bear you no 111 will. I am
sorry for you really sorry."
He slipped out of the room and John
Erleigh stood motionless, still gripping the
poker In his hand. Then slowly he re
placed It In the grate and his teeth chat
tered as though he was really cold.
Twenty years ago there had been mur
der In his heart and he had not stayed
Mr, Murray, looking pale and Very tired,
opened a brown bag and, taking out
various small artioles, laid them on tho
table In two Roups.
In one he yrtaced a Blrver watch en
graved with the Meriet crest and a coro
net, a thin gold chain, a pair of gold
sleeve llnka, a gold stud, a gold locket
and a silver pencil case. In the other
he arranged a pipe, a tobacco pouch with
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BY, SHE WA3
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A Gripping Story of Loe, Mystery nnd
Kidnapping By CLAVER MORRIS
Author of "John Drodon, Solicitor."
some Initials on It In silver, a knlfo and
a gol8t cigarette case with the Meriet
arms ensrnved on It, a gold match box
with tho .-Initials R. M. and a pulpy
"I have not brought the clothes with
mo," ho said, "but they nro In London
and can bo scon by any ono who Is In a
position to Identify them. There Is
enough, I think."
"Too much," muttered Russell, hoarsely.
Tho door of the library at Monksllver
opened and Lord Arthur Meriet entored
tho room. Ho closed tho door and walked
to the tnblo without a word. For a minute
ho stood there fingering tho articles that
had belonged to his nephow, picking them
up ono after tho other and laying them
down again. Then ho turned to tho detec
tive. "These things," ho said, quietly, "were
certainly in the possession of my nephew.
I gave him tho links myself. You say
that It It wero not for theso and tho
clothes thero would bo difficulty In Iden
tifying tho body?"
"Yes, my lord."
"But you did not know the boy. You
should have taken me out with you
have told me directly the Spanish police
communicated with you."
"I may have made a mistake, my lord,
but, as you know, you can go out there
now. I havo given Instructions for the
bodies to bo preserved for a time. The
man was undoubtedly Richard Meriet,
and tho boy must have been his young
"Havo you found out anything else since
"Yes, my lord. A Spaniard of the name
of Garcia, a sort ot secret service agent
In tiio employ of the Government, saw
the llttlo yacht In Malaga and recognized
Richard Meriet from tho portrait which
has been published all over Europe.
Hoping to got the roward for himself,
ho did not communicate with the police,
nnd before he could make arrangements
to provent tho boat leaving the harbor
she had given him the slip. Ho came
tho day I started homo and Identified the
body. I do not think, my lord, that
thoro Is any room for hope."
"There Is none," said Lord Arthur. "I
snail leavo ror Spain tonight nnd make
adequate arrangements for the poor boy's
body to be brought Vack to England."
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STOKTE BEAJ? SO
Although I am not buying any more
clothes for myself nt present, I am much
interested In the new styles, ns a girl
friend of mine Is busily collecting
Sho has Just got a very attractive little
suit, in tf?o military style, with a. full,
hlgh-wnlsted skirt and a cute short coat
braided acioss with the military frogs
and a smart high collar.
Another suit of hers Is of black-and-whito
check wool. The skirt has a broad
panel front and a circular back. Tho
Jacket, which extcnds'ofily to tho waist
lino, Is made on straight lines, and Is
single-breasted, with pointed revers. It
has roll collars on the back and long
sleeves with large patch pockots. These
pockets aro embroidered with red che
nille, and this embroidery continues over
the white checks of 'the sleeves nnd
round tho bottom of tho coat. On each
pocket Is a simulated buttonhole, and
tiny buttons of the chenille. Tho simu
lated cuffs aro deep and pointed.
The llttlo bride-to-be looks very smart
In both of theso suits. She has also got
a lovely evening gown of pale blue taf
Alast how easily things go wrong!
A sigh too much, or a kiss too long,
And there follows a mist and a weeping
And llfo la never the same again.
Alasl how hardly things go 'right!
It Is hard to watch on a summer's
For ths sigh will come and the kiss will
And tho summer's night is a winter's
Across the Counter
This Is the time to buy your summer
lingerie, and the shops are showing
charming llttlo models which few women
Envelope combinations are very popular
at present, and one Chestnut street storo
has a delightful variety of them. The
plain style, with Val edging, and a dainty
washable ribbon trimming, la $1.
Crepe do chine still holds tho foremost
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Pavlowa's Fifth Lesson
is the Forward Glide
In Tuesday'o Evening Ledger you will find
the fifth figure of her standardized one-step
explained The Forward Glide.
Follow the Instructions carefully; practice the
steps at home; you will be delighted with
the progress you make! A new step is given
every Tuesday and Thursday.
feta. The foundation hem and ,,
nro two-tone sllver-nnd-whlte ,.. gii
taffeta skirt Is short, very tuu i&
In deep points at the bottom, it .. JT.Sli
into the natural waist line, ana u,! al
which Is Of sllv.r !,. ... .'""W
white, has a low, turn-down neck, p
tho waist lino to Just below th, k,.,ft
Is a pointed taffeta band. Ths ii'fl
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My frlond Is not buying too mf,riJ
for her trousseau, as stvl. ,.'&
very quickly that she would be hrZsI
ly "nntlnuated" If she did. i tSm
this plan Is sensible Until the Itu ji
or so, evory bride used to stot ,.?$
with an arrny of gowns nnd m!t, ,g3
grew tired of them, and want. .. tfs
something now, but with such an JaJa
is u.m,r oi Burmems suitable for enr?
occasion tho bride felt thRt It WOT)i S
sintui to naa to tho vast stock, M
However, the brides of thi. .. :' Wk
" icar nm
no such foolish mistakes. I am loobS
forward to tho wedding of my frleHl
which is going to bo quite an tojodSl
place in fancy underwear. A itni.if
p.hftmlsie. of nolo r.ln, - . " ..!
terlal, with hemstitched seams, coii n
A lovely llttlo party petticoat is'raai, of
of shadow lace. This has French 8m
of soft sating ribbon In the front ItJS
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