Evening public ledger. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, February 20, 1915, Sports Final, Page 10, Image 10

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    EVENING LEDGER-PHILADELPHIA, 8ATUBPAY, EEBBUABY 20, 1915.
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iRiaTsUGGESTIONS HOUSEKEEPING HINTS AND SPRING FASHIONS FOR EVERY WOMA$
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The Woman Who Is
Ih' alt tha wide world there Is no moro
aggravating phrase than "I told you bo."
'Tel at flrriei there arc few peoplo who
have fl'atfleUnt strength of mind to re
lt Uilhtr, the phraae, Irritating' thoush
ft be. For we are nit human, and. when
our words of wisdom and sngo advice aro
scorned,,' and wp see the scorncr reaping
the aftermath. It la hard to resist the
tempting? remark that eo flta the occa
sion. However, unless we have n yearning to
be positively disliked, by thosVs with whom
we come In contact, It would be a good
plan .to rule the remark clean out of our
vocabulary. For It docs not tend to
aoqthe the person to whom It Is addressed.
Upon the contrary, It rouses fires of
anger and dlslfkc and always falls of Its
point, tdo, for It never, never, never really
convinces him tjiat he was In the wrong
and that you, (with your Infallible wisdom
and foresight, were In the right.
And so, logically, It would bo Infinitely
better to check the phrase at the start
rather than rouso up bitterness and
wrath.
The happlpess of one young married
couple has been,, completely wrecked by
this spirit of argumentativeness on the
part of the wife. She has a positive' pas
sion for that unfortunate phrnse "I told
ydu jo," Upon every possible and Impos
sible 'occasion she. airs It., and always
to .her husband's disadvantage.
The curloUs thlng'ls that she is realty
fond of her 'husband. Now that ho has
left her, she reallzrs this fact only too
clearly. 'f would give everything In the
wide world If t only had hjm back again,"
ahe.a.iys mournfully. J3ut.her sorrow and
hei: realization of her own folly havo un
fortunately come toolatf. '
"Not, nil" 'the king's horses nor all tho
king's men" can mend matters when Jove
has dlcd'bnce and for nil. And by nothing
mbro nor leso than her own foolishness
has this woman rulped her own happiness
and that of her once, fond and kindly hus
band More than that, .she-lias changed
his disposition from that of a simple,
pleasant-mannered man Into a surly sort
of Individual c(ulle unlike his former
happy self.
Jtt the dajs. when they lived, together
le was a very great trial. The merest
trifle that came up was-.a matter for
heitei-arcument on her part.. Th.e most
casual Observation that her husband
might happen to make wa3 Instantly
challenged In n "money or ypur llfo"
spirit-- ..
At last the poor man grew quite
frightened to express nn opinion in his
own house. Unless he had the facts of
the case at his finger-tips It was quite
unsafe to make any remark at ajl. For
his wife would catch hlm-lip In the quick
est fashion and demand proof of his
statements In such n dictatorial 'tone that
he would pease -talking altogether and
gradually ilevelop a grouch which finally
became chronic.
''It looks as If It would rain tomorrow,
Mary' he would' observe with the best
Intentions,. In the world.
"Nothing of tlio tort. John,'' his better
half Would quickly' retort. "Don't you see
that the sky la red tonight "
"Efut the papers all say that It will rain
tomorrow," he would meekly murmur.
"Whcreup'on his wife would suddenly
sweep from the room, rush upstairs with
a great clatter and .dash, to return tri
umphantly with a large .book of nursery
rhymes, her1 very decided finger upon one
bearing- the Interesting legend:
' '-A red slty at nlrht
la trfe ehephcrdr delight,
"There, John."' she would cry raptu
rously, "I tod you so?"
And John would relapse into silence.
This sort of thing went-on for a Ions
time. And each time the foolish wife
sained her -own- point she lost something
far, far -more Important. For no man on
'earth like? to be put In the wrong, par
ticularly In front; of lisfrlends.
This .particular woman was really In
CHILDREN'S CORNER
Fairy Laundries
DEAR me! Vm afraid or winter,"
sighed; a fairy' as she stretched her
Wings and her toes.
"Dtaf -met" mimicked a fairy by her
side, '"that's a stupid thing- to say!''
"Stupid?" asked tho first fairy, "It's
truer ,
"Of course It Is true," answered the
aUiar. "but that W no reason 'at 1 w&y
ypa should talU about It. Many true
-thfcjsrsrSi t stupid t? be talked about"
"That'j a funny Idea, laushed'tha first
fairy, and he Immediately forsot about
how tired he was. "I thought anything
that was. true was all right to sayt"
"Oh dear no!" exclaimed .the second
tnlry emphatically, "there aro many sad
thljws, bitter and unhappy things In the
world. But aa long as there J sunshine
rJ roujle and gladness here, too, we
wust forget lh bad, and, enjoy tho good,"
Tbat sounds vary well," said the tired
fairy only half convinced, "but you see,
th sua has on hidden for several days
and, I can't " any muile -while the
Worth iVIwd howl and yowls through the
trsa, I wish J knew something to do."
"feppese we tio out on tho hillside and
tisF 1". tta mow," sal the cheerful fairy.
"may be the sunbeams -will come on and
ly WjttJ .
'Xtm two, fatrttt slipped out of their
Jmnm to lbs hit tree an4 ran up the bill
? JhfUttf t the drifted snow.
J toft it. ttta,t vry minute Mrs. South,
w3mb wa.-nltrltiK up the billable and
lJi,:iiMt Wld ran away toward "1km
ifih. che ouldn't And him and laugh
it. h- - x
m wuttl no tirae m hunting: blm. bud
t spfg trt& tftroush the tra, eve
ibt w-mmL hrKk and zsmm the- ew
IsM sn-tMK &f warwt bruilli
j-dfi tam rt w tit im mb.A atf
lit p-MKil
ro so"
By .
ADAIR
Always In the Right
telligent and well-informed. She ought
to havo been nn Utereatlng and pleasant
companion for nny- mah, nul her n
seftlveness and her geliornl argumenta
tiveness proved her own Undoing. No
man will long stand perpetual contradic
tion, nnd the eternal repetition of that
maddening phrnse! "I told you so."
So one jsad day the end came. After a
particularly trivial argument, the result
of which wns quite Immaterial one way or
the other, tho henpecked husband plucked
Up courage, packed his clothes and for
sook his better halt-to return no more!
It was n melancholy denouement to
whnt nt one time promised to bo n cry
happy- and congcnlnl marriage.
litft tho phrase "I told you so," has
wiecked more homes and more happiness
than can bo easily told.
For the Hallroom Girl
This Is tho age of progress, the philoso
phers say, and the newest step In prog
ress Is to -save space for th Hallroom
(llrl. Many a bachelor maiden vho keeps
a modest little apartment pays so much
for It that the problem of Inundiy Is no
smhll worry to her. Various solutions,
all more or less successful, have been
offered, and the last Is the alcohol Iron.
lf'you are In tho habit of doing up a
few little pieces In your room, a collar,
bloUne or a few handkerchiefs, you prob
ably shnre In tho feeling of apprehension
which affects most boarders, the fear
that your gracious landlady will charge
you for gas or "kick." Even tho useful
elcctitc Iron cannot save sou flora hei
anathema. Tho Ingenuity of the alcohol
Iron Is nppiirent.
Thr-ro ate, first of nil, no connections on
tho Iron', but a place Inside where the
Fame Is burning-. It hents In n very, few
minutes, and has absolutely no odor.
You can burn It for an hour rt a total
cost of '2 cents. The alcohol consumed Is
trifling, and you use the denatured nnd
specially prepared chafing-dish vnrletj
for. 50 cents a gallon. There can be jio
pbjectlpn to the use of this Iron on the
ground of expense you pay for the tUCo
hoi urpejf, and there Is no connection
In the room.. Then, too. a3 tho iiou Is
hollow, to make a place for the flame, the
weight of it is greatly -reduced.
You can buy one In mostly any up-to-date
department store for J3.21.
The Kids' Chronicle
I SHOWED my cuzzln Sue a tilck jes
lldday. sajlns, Hay, Sue, do you wunt
to fcal my mussel.
Xo, red Sue.
Go ahed and fcal it. Its prittj big, awl
lite, I bed. And I dubbelcd my arm up
like sou do wen you wunt sumboddy to
Teal suie mussel, and Sue htartld to fcal
It and I quick straightened my arm out
and my fist nlt Sue rite awn the end of
her noze warelt terns up and she startld
to yell like en thing as If she was hert,
wlch she proberly wns, and pop stuck
his lied In tho setting room, saying.
Whose killed.
1 am, he puntched me rite In the noze
awl his mite, sed Sue.
I did not, If I puntched you awl my
mite jou wood be killed, awl rite, 1 bed.
SInts wen havo you bin going about
puntclilug ladys eclthcr awl yure mite or
ban.' yuro mite, sed pop.
I dldcnt puntch her nt awl, I jest
showed her a tilck, I sed.
Then show It to mo the saim way, sed
pop, and 111 be the Judge and award tho
damldgcs.
Awl r'lte. fcal my mussel, I sed.
And I- Uubbcled . my arm up and pop
put hfs flngir3 awn it, saying, Consldlr
yure mussel felt.
Yes sir. I sod. And I straightened my
army out aseu ulo as en thing and
touched pop awn the end of hl3 nozo with
my fist.
That wasent crry paneflll, sed pop.
No sir. no sir, s"d Sue, that nlnt It at
awl, it nlnt en thing like It, "he jest
toutched you Insted of hlttlns ou awl
his mite the wa lie hit me. .
its a crrj dlltlcult case to decide, even
for me. sed pop, you ace, yure noze may
be teuderlr than mine Is, and then agen,
the prlzoners arm mite of bin so tired
fium doing the trick awl day that ie
Is now Incapable of putllrjg his uzuil
spirit Into It, but honsoevvlr and .not
withstanding, speek now or forevvlr hold
yure tung. I heerby award the fare
plaintiff damldges of wun sent, wl&i as
a consclenshlss Judge I will now perseed
to pay her myself.
And he gave Sue a sent and she 'stoped
holding her noze and stuck out-her tung
at me, proving she wasent hert mutch,
and I sed. Pep, III let her hit mo awn
the noze aj hard as she wunts If you
give me a sent.
The ..ourt has adjurned for the day.
sed pop, Meenlng Sue was the ony -wun
fiiat was going to get n sent, wlch she
was.
"Oh, Friend South Wind." whispered
the cheerful fairy, "are jou golnr to stay
with us, evc.ry day now?"
"Don't ask questions of winds or weath
er," laughed the South Wind gently, "but
use us while wo aro here."
"The snow Is fast disappearing. If you
mean to wash your fairy clothes and dry
The (tea ofrie? slipped ou ibeir
home n the tig tree,
them on the snow, better do It quickly!
Snow may soon be gone!"
So the fairies passed tha word among
their fairy friends and soon lha hillalda
J -waa covered with fairies, washing Uiel
fairy cotna and. spreading them out to
dry on tha patches pf snow.
People vaslflf the bill looked up, and
saw the patcli of whits wm and the
bare apeUt of msst hrowu leases and
aald "I-eok at the unities unaw! It al
most looy hiSS ClSthM 8W-54-J e,ut to
, 4atf lhjr bW JKWMt about tha
1 latum Stat vtwMPfr
Mjmmi
rassr r J
Lim-JW
The Hand of Fate
Two shall be born the whole wide world
opart,
And speak In different tongues and
have no thought,
Each of Uie other's being, and no heed!
And then o'er unknown seas to unknown
lands
Shall cross, escaping wreck, defying
death,
And all unconsciously shape every act.
And bend each wandering step to this
1 oiie end
'That one day, out of darkness, they
shall meet
And rend life's meaning In each other's
eyes.
rafe PRIZE
53M!Qi
PHIZES OFFERED DAILY
For the felloMn uisestlom tnt In 6r
radrn of thr KfitNISO UWl prlzfi ot SI
an I 30 tenn are au aided.
.All micseatlon Miould be uddrexsed to F.IHn
Aaalr. Editor of Women's r, Efjxixa
upoh, Independence Square, Fnlladelprui.
A prlie of ft lm been awarded Jo Mrs.
tlruliila W. l.etvlo. P. O. Itoi ?8, Mojlnn,
Roue alley, Pn for the following sugges
tion! if you find that the house Is cold, while
tho cellar remains an unhealthful, un
economical 70 degrees or more, you may
be sure that thero Is something wrong
with your furnace, in nlnety-nlno caste
out ot a hundred the only fault Is that
too much of the heat generated within tho
furnace Is being lost by radiation through
Uncovered surfaces. Cover tho top of
your furnace with about two inches of
sand and watch the thermometers In the
looms nboc Jump while tho coal bills
drop proportionately. Most furnaced have
a circular depression In tho top In which
Band may be piled. If yours Is shaped
so that tho use of sand Is Impracticable,
buy a. sheet of asbestos the size and shape
of jour furnacQ top and cover your
furnace with thnt.
A prli of M renin lies been ntvarded to
Mli A. E. nlrhlnblne, Cjnwyd, l'n for the
following uiTRefltinl
1 havo found thnt If I wash my roasts pf
mutton, beef, or veal with warm water
before putting them In tho pan, and then
rub onion and salt on them beforo I add
the flour and other seasonings tho crisp
crust Is very much nicer and moro tasty.
A prize of R0 cents ha been awarded to
Mr. Wnrv Thompson, 31.1 Cedar ntenur,
ronnellstllle, I'a., for the following sugges
tion: ,
Dainty little change bags to carry with
the white,' summer frock may bo made
from the embroidered belts ot n season
or two ago. Cut them In two and double,
fcatlierst'tchliig three of the strips to
gether and finishing the top with a
crocheted pleat edge through which cords
nmy be run. Larger fancy work bags
may be made from the whole belts joined
together, nnd both kinds sell like hot
cakes at church bazanrs.
A prlxr or AO i-enU ha been nwarded to
Mr. Sarah Clark. HOO fine dtreet. Phila
delphia, for the follow lug iiuggrstlan:
It motorists will rub the outsldo ot their
windshields and also the glass over their
lamps with ftljccrlne It will not allow the
drops of rain or snow to stand pr freeze,
thus keeping the glass free and clear.
A Washington's
Birthday Party
For the Kiddies
On Washington's Birthday a party can
be given to the kiddles with very little
trouble. There are so many games
which they can play anil such pretty
favors which are commemorative of the
occasion that you will find the time Is
all too shoit. The games are for the
kiddles who aro old enough to study
history, say about 12 years old.
Your Invitations can be worded like
this:.
"On Moiidav nlcht nt lialf-pnst elalit,
We bet: ou'll help us celebrate,
Great George and Ilia Immorlal tree.
Ills Rift to all posterity."
The cards used by one hostess were
decorated with hand-paluted cherries
and the address was written in gold
water color paint. This may seem a bit
elaborate for children and Is not neces
sary anyway, as they seldom appreciate
these line points.
The first "stunt" the bojs and girls
wore required to do was to pin cherries
on nil Imaginary tree, drawn on a sheet
like the proverbial donkey and his miss
ing tail. The prize for this was a small
box of capdled cherries.
Another Jolly game is to bring In a
large basket of cranberries and let each
child put' his hand In and try to carry
some of them on the bacK or his hand
around the room. "Whoever carries most
wins a prize.
The hostess then had a large yellow
bowl placed In the centre ot the room,
and a prize was awarded to the ope who
could throw the most berries In It. Each
person had five trials, and tiny cherry
pies done up In a round red box were
the prizes,
Tho last contest was the most Inter
esting of all. The children were ar
ranged In couples, and a needle and
coarse thread was given to each couple,
A bowl of cranberries wns placed on the
floor so every one could reach It. The
Idea was to Bee which couple could string
the most berries In Ave minutes, and thus
the longest necklace. At a given signal
every one stopped and counted the ber
ries. The prizes were most attractive.
They looked like a large bunch of sweet
red cherries, and they really were de
licious popcorn balls with green candled
mint leaves attached. This was wrapped
In green wax paper like the kind which
la used In a fruit store.
The refreshments .served after this were
very simple. They had cherry short
cake, with lee cream on the side and a
maraschino ch?w on the top, Llltla
cakea, made cherry and hatchet shaped,
finished the lunch.
TABERNACLE CURB FOB 'BOOZE'
I ! Ill I I I
Magistrate Advises "Billy" Sunday
Treatment for Woman. -
The "Silly" Sunday tabernacle as &
more effective cure for habitual drunk
enness than the House-of Correction -was
advocated by Magistrate Kmely, at 'the
Park and Lehigh avenue station, today,
when the husband of Mrs. Mamie Mc
Mchael, of t33.P(ne stret, caused her ar
rest. "Send her to the tabernacle," said the;
Magistrate. " 'Billy Sunday can fix these
things better than ,1 can,- If he makes
anything out of her he'll be doing a good
Job."
Kdward McJIIchael, the husband, de
murred, and the matter was finally com
promised, by the woman signing a pledge
to drink n'othltg but waiter, milk and cof
fee for two years, and not to go above
Market street, unless accompanied by her
husband.
Keol "Cirew' at Temple
It I a real circus (hat tha Temple TJnI
verilty Association to giving In Its -gym-nsslunt
at Broad Td Berk streets. Most
of tha performer are members of the
physical cultuMs classes of tha univer
sity, but several special acta wtrs pe-r-fomed
bvmemtiwi of tb Central Tnuag
Mens t'trlstlaa AMOsJatjsw and the
Bherwoodr Reatk Ctr Tha pro
ds of th cirew w(U k tagrted to tha
AthlethJ AwlAttoM fpi, ewej
vm a rMH4 &
AN ATRACTIVE NEW SPRING STYLE
THE
GARDENING
-tajr
1 iiM?
.CDRNER
"You'd be surpiiscd to know how easy
it Is to be a successful gardener," said a
woman tho other day. "1 Just had to
earn my living, and ns I had never
studied stenography, art or anything
really useful, you can Imagine my senti
ments when I found that It was neces
sary to do something, and do it right
away.
"I hadn't a cent In tho world to fall
back on and the only thing 1 had a real
(caning louaids was gardening. That is
the jcasoti. I took it up. I got a number
of catalogues and somo llteratule from
Washington the Department ot Agricul
ture will send you all tlio Information you
want about fertilizing the earth, etc.
and started In to study. The first woman
Who asked my advice had too much clay
In her garden soil. I found this out by
sending some specimens to Washington to
havo them analyzed. Naturally, It was a
great recommendation for me to have dis
covered this, nnd tho lady recommended
me to her friends.
"I lived In a suburban town, where
wealthy people had summer homes, and
frequently would nsk me to design their
hedges -and shrubberies. I could neither
draw nor paint, so had to make my plans
by pasting flowers from seed catalogues
on a Inrge sheet ot paper,' Later on I got
a little art student who waa staying in
the place for her health to sketch them
and tint them with water color.
'These proved a great advertisement for
me, I didn't do any actual manual labor,
of course, but I had to keep my eyes on
the floweis to see that careless gardeners
didn't neglect them, nnd -watch that no
Injurious Insects got Into the greenhouses
and such duties.
A little box of silk handkerchiefs for
the youngsters has a, pale blue, lavender
and a pink one Inside, with a gay rooster
or doggie in the corner. The boi com
plete costa cents,
A lovely flesh-plnk negligee was Been
In a large department store. It had an
accordeon plaited .skirt, and a bertha
effect In fine" lace, and the price was
llhiS.
In the window of an exclusive Chestnut
street storeys a -little evening gown for
15. Tl)e whole thing Is perfectly charm
ing. A skirt of accordion-plaited chiffon,
with straps .of -French flowers on the
shoulders, and a shadow lace bodice are
the main outlines of the gown.
Princess lace Is so much like the very
expensive duchess laces that many wo
men are using It for trimmings on a
gown. A vec beautiful pattern with a
rose design, 13 Inches wide, sold far 113
a yard. This sounds expensive, but the
Bitno in duchess lace would be at least ?S0.
A very plain .crepe de chine combination,
withi hemstitching and narrow Valen
ciennes edging, sells for JJ.tO. It is severe
ly cut and comes In fiesh-plnk or white.
Separate skirts are very fashionable
Juet now. Soma most reasonable prices
are attached to the. models In a Market
street store. Fop Instance, a velvet cor
duroy. In blue, black, fawn or orange,
made on plain lines, buttoning; up the
front and having a wide girdle, is IX
Another good -looking skirt waa mad
of black voile, accordion Dialled, with a
stirred effect at the waistline. It sold i
JfettiUs, ' '
SJBBBBBBBBS gflgBSfe.
KSn x-0 jaiaPJalJ
? 1 FC-
'Often people who had a gardening
hobby would ask me to look at their little
plots, I charged U for my advice In these
enses. I was a sort of plant doctor, you
see.
"Of course. If you can make plants
grow, jou can grow vegetables, too. 1
Blurted a hot bed In my own yard, and
began to glow prize vegetables. Thoy
reiiilied a great deal of care, but It was
worth It In the end. A soap box with a
glass cover was my hot box, nnd It
pioved as good as a snore expensive one.
Besides this, 1 made artistically arranged
window boxes, which I sent around for
ante, at $3 and $5, according to the size.
I had to pay a man to peddle these, of
course.
"My prices were reasonable. I charged
$15 a season to take over the entire su
pervision of a garden this Is not much,
when you consider what It costs to keep
a head gaidcncr a whole season. I hired
rellnblt; men as gardeners, If necessary.
If they were jcally good, I could rely on
them, and thus my work was lightened.
"After I had made quito a sum of
money In the summer, I was confronted
with the problem of keeping busy In the
winter. My luck In this respect was really
extraordinary, I met tho president of a
prominent woman's club, who was Inter
esting herself In a 'City Beautiful' move
ment. She lived In a little place near the
seashore, where the sand seemed to be
hostile to cultivation. I offered to make
plans to prepare the earth for plants, and
to furnish drawings for the Improvement
of the town park, railroad station, eto. I
did this, and she was so pleased with the
result that many such contracts followed.
I got $3)0.00 for a Job like this. Alto
gether, I find gardening a very Interesting
and profitable occupation."
SUFFRAGISTS PREPARE FOR
QREAT CAMPAIGN IN STATE
Workers Here Will Flood City With
"Literature."
.Thousands of pieces of suffrage "liter
ature" will be distributed soon throughout
Philadelphia In the course of the campaign
that s to be waged In this State until
the equal suffrage amendment comes up
next fall for the vote of the people. A
large consignment of suffrage pamphlets,
"(Hers," postcards, eta, today waa re
ceived by the Equal Franchlso Society
from the National Woman Suffrage Pub
lishing Company, An equally large sup.
ply was ordered from the suffrage State
headquarters a( Harrlsburg.
Suffrage postcards are the latest cre
ation, On these a map of tha United
States Is printed designating tha States
which hava and those which have not
grunted women the.ballot. Statistics also
are given which, it s claimed, show con
clusively that equal suffrage has been a
success wherever It Is In force.
Those of us who receive, letters from
suffragists In the future will find a little
suffrage sticker on tha back. Several
thousands of these stickers have been
ordered and will ba used by all Interested
In the "cause."
For Brown Boots
If brown boots havo got very stained
and greasy, cover them with French chalk
and leaye for Zi hours, then wipe off and
rallsh with brown boot polish.
Personal b, BUre y0I, Ket tw.
Attention ?en you-buy your
i roi. S.or"r. Jt means get.
in WprteU ting the right stylo
for your figure, the right quality,
but above all, PERFECT FIT
TING! You gel personal atten
tion hera that you can't get In
big stores, ana prices are less.
1316
Walnut St
The Norfolk suit Is very prominent
among the early spring tailored models,
and one sees It flourishing on every
hand. I do think It Is particularly at
tractive, and this morning I saw a vory
smart girl wearing one In a black and
white check.
Tho belt woa at .tho normal waist lino
and fastened In front With a nickel buckle.
It Is rather usual Just now to have
tho belt of somo material notably dif
fering from tho suit, such as leather or
somo contrasting stuff. But this Girl
woro a belt of tho plaid, and sho did look
smart.
The skirt was fairly 'short, though not
too extreme In this respect. It was free
of those dreadful gathers and folds
which I so dislike, and -was cut with
gores nnd an inverted plait at the back.
Although wo have had belted models
all winter, they aro even moro popular
than ever, and I am glad of It, an they
havo a decidedly trig, smart look.
One feature of many of the now spring
suits Is that they havo revolted against
tho high military collar seen everywhere
earlier In tho season and returned to tho
normal and moro comfortable style.
At tho same tlmo the military collar Is
very popular nnd will bo seen right
SIGNS OF SPRING HERE
TO BOTHER SEED MAN
Amateur Gardeners by Superi
ority Make Life Burden to
Storekeepers.
The call to tho garden, the farm and
tho hennery Is In tho air. Lawn mowers
and scythes aro being sharpened, chicken
coopa aro getting whitewashed, and,
abovo all, nature catalogues aro being
read.
It Is tho catalogue fiend who gives the
sccdman tho most trouble at this lime
of year. Ho digests the contents of four
or flvo such volumes, gives himself u
college degrco on agriculture In general
and launches forth to tell the secdmau,
the florist and the chicken fancier how
to run his business.
Take n scene today In a Market street
seed establishment for Instance.
A . .... aC nanrli, n.n,r1H n TVOPfl In ITCH
accompanied by nn admiring bride
pointed an accusing finger at an aston
ished salesman. "I planted my tomato
seeds out In the garden just ns your
catalogue said," he declared, "and there
la no sign of an thing coming up, al
though I put tho seed down three weeks
So." . . ,,
"And It won't ho up net August, sum
tho salesmnn. Then he proved to Mr.
Newly wed that his eyesight was lacking,
as the catalogue gave no such Instruc
tions. After being calmed ho was told
to plant his seed In boxes Indoors and
put his plants In the ground when the
climate permitted.
As for ignorance In botany, there s no
end ot It. "No matter how I try," moan
ed one womnn, "I can't mako any floncra
como on my rubber plant. The woman
next door to me has flowers all over
hers, even In the winter."
"Tell her she'll get first prize at the
next horticultural show," said the meo.
talesman.
"I want one of those lawn mowers that
goes Itself after you wind It up," mur
mured another well-meaning customer.
"I never heard of such a thing," said
the meek Seedman.
"I saw It described In a catalogue," In
sisted the customer.
A smile broke over the salesman's
face, and he convinced the Inquirer that
the machine had been thoroughly de
FABMGARDEN nd the
imJLcc ' ussfessfflfi
EGGS and
CHICKS
mow iAcitEivroN i.avehs
Our thousands of select B. C. White I.eg
horns winners, bred for lie, -vigor, early
maturity and superior tgs production are
upDlyine an enormous hatching egc trade.
They are also filling- our 48,000 egg incuba-
iors xor urinal" -. .i.,. "-,-.-; ,;,,"
Hatching egg. guaranteed 85?. fertile,
s per luu, iu per iuuu, ,iii.u. .....,
guaranted to arlve safe and In full count.
2. a ml 1U .&- irU anit ft 1 ftfl Tift I 111111).
Biff demand. Jfow Is the time tu order.
Bend postal for complete price- Itat now.
LAURELTON
FARMS
nox I,,
IiAKEtVOOIJ, N. J.
Get Your Spring Garden
at Wholesale
PLACE OBDER8 now (for later delivery)
for all -your spring bedding plants, hardy
perennials and vegetable plants and get
Special reduced prices for advance orders.
As a sample wo send you any 10 giant
flowered chryaanthemum plants, giant car
nations, -geranluma, marguerite), novelty
anepdrsgona. heliotropes, petunias ager
tum. (uchalaa, alavlas, cannaa, expreaa
paid, for 11.00. Any 05 for 3.80; any J20
for 15! any 350 for 110.00. All ordinary
herbacedua- hardy perennials aame prlca
mako your Own Hat from any catalog.
These plants are large, sturdy plant and
field clumin and not little runta o often
sent out by mall. Order" for largo ouan-tltiea-
for notele, park. etc f Pi"i
HARLOWARDEN GARDEN8
(Ji-teuport. ff. Y.
FARM HOMES
in beat district of South jnaka Jarg; yUlda
araiu. bay. gtve beat atock raialcg and dairy
tag opportunitlea. Reasonable prlcaa. Infor-
pf vrmcHARPS sssmsf
ROOM 331, SOUTHERN RAILWAY,
WASHINGTON D. a
Virginia Farm and Timber Lands
Man er and up. Improved ana unimproved.
Rich land? heavy crope. healthy climate, happy
tarmani Colonial hem. Catalogue free. AU
dreas B. T. WATKIN8 A CO.. &o, it N. Ninth
at.. Richmond, Va,
DELAWARE- FABUS for fruit, gardenia,
poultry, live stock, alfalfa. Genial climate;
cjoaatomarkata. Booklet free. BTATUBOARU
OY AqRtQULTlTOB, Povar, Pto are.
PEA9. TEAS. PEAS FOR BALE All varie
ties. Iron an4 Running- Speckle a pscUlty.
Writ for prices, W , yRANKf, War-
ifcsn. Georgia
HARDWOOU ABHMt- -Ke. Csfiafitaa Vm-
' jfitrtHi-ti iMlO&nUer mSiti. Be-at. fMtSiMr to
Ui-t. tiw. 5tv 6is W t beresfh. Cat . Ciaili.
jASMARJGl
The Norfolk Suit
through the spring and summnr. uWi
tallorn nrn pnmnrnmlaln u.. ...... . silLa
collars that can be transformed tnto'S,fJf
ones at tho Wearer's will. This setmtiS
excellent Idea, and should meet with lf
As far as blouses and drA . 'M
cerncd, tho high choker has com. hnsl
full forte. AH the bones and cth'r itiiH
foiling devices that woro so promln.ti
In tho old days of stocks have returnSl
Tljo collars of summer frocks sr?3
embroidery materials, laces and htj ,,11
summer frocka aro worn so largely mil
sees tha high collar everywhere. Tii
are nartleularlv smart. 3M
Tho short coat la going to contlmffl
favorite, and this Is splendid n..J
tho woman of slim figure. As for sImtSi
I hear that tho bishop and the tQl
may come In soon! mm
Elinor and I have spent most efCT
day In walking by tho sea. The-wutiifl
Is so perfectly glorious that I wlih'wa
could stay at Palm Beech for atUuttlSl
months! nd
Wo aro so Interested In notlni tit.ivS
millionaires and millionairesses here ant!
uiu wuiiutui wuiui-n ui mo lauer, ThtrllS
Is ono stout lady who wears a new toirnsS
every four hourBl It must be dreidfuM
fatiguing to havo to change so often, tutf
bjib seems iu enjoy uio process.
scribed In Puck. Incidentally, there wjj
n big demand for mowers, rakes, hoii?
fences and shovels nnd most of the cm
lomers carried their goods with theaj
A mtr1rllnn2f,r1 mnn. whn nml.,J,)7
bn nane. asked for a box of thnt "iinlv.fffli
sal phosphate which will make all klndj
of vegetables grow In the cellar." JJ
waa indignant on learning that the ispi
house didn't have It, and still madder
when ho found out-that the firm adv'er?
. . ... .. ., . . . i
using tno wonucnui concocuon naa beenM
driven out of business. , B
ino mnmuuuB uuicitfu ruiaer wno uunui
ho can get eggs and birds by the card'
Index sjatem Is tlio worst nuisance. Thf
less experience he has the more he know$
tie pours out tno most wonderful rerae-M
dies for making chickens lay. One of (ilMl
species let out some wonderful secreMHl
"All I do," he said, "Is to soak soma coram
In ollvd oil, then I sprinkle It with Krinu-M
lated sugar. Talk about laying! WhewlM
130 eggs a wtelc, nnd I only got W chlci-H
Another cxpett said 'that he fUvorMflg
comment with pumice stone and rock's
I'alt nnJ gathered In a couple hundrttQH
-ggs n week from 17 chickens, jjjB
The will tell ou h any seed BtoreBt
that the clly man Is more of a rubejlijj!
tho country than the mbe Is whcitrhlBt
goes to the cltj. And eo this Is the tlSJJi
ot thu car that tho city rubes ate es-M
posed 'In nil their rube-lshtiess. W&
"I planted a lot of seeds," saIdjiHt
pathetic Individual, "and nothing, '
up. I planted some of them three lnjy
down in the earth, too." -HJ
"Seeds (Should bo planted no deepeM
than their actual sUe," the salesmaiflSjH
formed blm. "and most of them OfgM
better when they aio Just put on tMSj
surface." . .wSJ
One old salesman said In dlscusslnj sas
dons: "It don't do to know too NnwB,
for even the grass U green nnd yetiltlj
Slves milk to cows to nourish the 'Salt
verse." ' ImJ
CHILDREN, ON ERRAND, LOsfJ
Hunting the cluMe curtain rod WMfjJ
pastime that kept four-year-old Joj
Voting, ot 3710 Baring street, and thrcg
ycar-o'.d Thomas Grlffcn, of SS01 Lancjutw
avenue, trudging through tho city frga
noon until night. John had been ijnfW
his mother to buy somo curtain rods saj
took Tommlo with him. Rather tnan.re-,
turn without the rods they waped about
looking for some. They were found atjtl
dark at 43th street nnd Chester aera!
by Thomas Dixon. IU cais old, ot m
street nna iancasier avenue, i "
them over to the ponce.
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