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EVEWItfG T,TCnftTCTC-rmEAI)ECTHIfl. TOE SPAY. JTTyfl 22, IQlg;
ttiCiiiTJOiV OMJ57 A2' GLENSIDE BASED
ON DEVOTION TO SINGLE-TAX IDEALS
OLD MANSION TURNED INTO VACATION HOME FOR GIRLS
Joseph Pels Bought Property, "People Moved Toward It and Made
It Valuable," So His Widow Gives Unearned Profit
Back to the Community.
BACK of the removal ot the Vacation
Homo for Jewish Working Girls, at
Wl Ktngsesaln? avenue, to tho old and
picturesque estate ot Judge Elcook, at
Gtcnslde, Can bo read tho Interesting story
of how n wife, Imbued with tho Ideas
and Ideals of her dead husband, Is devot
ing her Ilfo to putting thoso Ideas Into
practlco and bringing thoso Ideals to a
More than a deeado ago, Joseph Pels,
m'lUOnftlro soap manufacturer and single
tux apostle, bought a tract of land In
nhat at that time, was tho wilds of
n.llndelphla. True, tho city was grow
lng In the drectlon ot ths tract, and tho
indications were that If It wcro held long
enough it would somo day Incrcaso In
Value. Out It was admittedly a land
It proved a good one, however. In a, lit
tie while tho city showed a hiarked tend
ency to expand In that direction. Pavo
ments wero laid, street cars began to
make their appearance, streets wero
opened and now tho tract, Including fWl
Klngsesslng avenuo and for which Sir.
Fels paid $33,000, Is In tho heart of one of
tho best residential sections of tho city.
It was sold recently for $100,000.
Tho $P,000 profit on that transaction was
What Mr, Fein would have regarded as
unearned Increment. Ho would havo con
sidered that ho had no right to It. Ho
did nothing to earn or descrvo It. Ho
merely bought a plcco of land and -Waited.
Opportunity to sell advantagoously did
not como In his llfetlmo and so tho prop
erty beoamo his wlfo's.
Slnco her husband's death Jirs. Pels
has left no stono unturned to further tho
work that ho started. To this end tho
$67,000 mado on tho Klngsesslng nvcnuo
property will bo given back, In various
ways. Not a cent of it will bo used by
Mrs. Fcls. lart of It has already been
pont for tho beautiful old homo at Glon
Bldo. Jtoro will go to further tho causes
ot single tax and suffrage, which Mrs.
Feta regards as tho "two big democratlo
Issues boforo tho world today." Tho ro
malndor will bo given over to tho Zionist
"If slnglo tax, tho only Just method pf
taxation, obtained today, wo would nbt
havo had this money," Mrs. Fcls said at
her home, 3GI0 Chestnut street, today.
"but tho Idea of giving It to charity Is
loathesomc. It really belongs to tho pub
lic. They Improved our property and
made It valuable ty moving out In that
direction nnd thus forcing Improvements.
Tho only Just taxation Is that based on
"Our endeavor Is to make the homo at
Glenslde. for working girls prlmnrlly of
tho Jewish faith, a real home. Modern
Improvements nrrt lirlnir Installed ?'hlch
will In no way Interfere with the charm
ing qimlntncsH of the plica Again, tills
homo will not bo a chnillabld Institution.
Kvery gin who comes thero will pay her
$2 a woek board, and every working girl,
particularly of tho Jewish fnlth, who
needs a vacation is welcome."
Any ono who has ever been out In the
vicinity of Limekiln plko and Waverly
road, Olenslde, where tho old Blcock man
sion stands, must reallxo at onco thu Ideal
spot this site affords for a vacation home.
Built on a terraced rock, tho stately man
sion overlooks a rolling valley with a Pic
turesque creek winding through It.
The tiny valley belongs to tho estate
and will bo convorted Into a garden nnd
tennis courts. To tho left of tho houso
fl think oh,tmit irrnvn hnnata Arnraa nf
century-old tree?, which mako tho place
n, grateful retreat on hot days. Syrlnga
bushes, climbing roses and mock-orango
trees freight tho air with fragrant per
fume. Tho mansion Is of tho comfortable nf-
tor-the-wnr typo. French windows open
out on verandas and tho rooms aro of
tho spaciousness that Is no inoro. A largo
cupola at tho top of tho houso represents
an entrancing view.
On July 1 the houso will bo opened
for tho summer nnd SO happy girls, tha
largest numbor that can bo accommo
dated at ono Umo will tako possession.
After their two weeks aro over they will
bo replaced by another 30 and so on until
tho summer Is over and tho vacation
homo Is closed.
In this way an extremely worthy por
tion of tho publlo who, according to Mrs,
Fcls, supplied thorn with tho profit on tho
Klngsesslng place, will get buck what
thoy havo given.
But whothcr you aro a, slnglo-taxer or
not makes not tho slightest bit of dlffor
onco in regard to tho Glonsldo estate.
It's a charming place, and eovoral hun
dred girls nro going to havo tho time,
of their lives during tho summor there.
While they aro enjoying themsolvcs,
Mrs. Fcls will bo traveling through tho
West on an extensive tour In the causo
of suffrago. Sho will leavo tho early part
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.MATING OP MAY AND DECEMBER
Can a Woman Bo Really Happy When She Marries a Man
Nearly Twice Her Age?
By ELLEN ADAIR
Tho old homo of Judgo Elcock, at Glcnsidc, has bean purchased by Mrs. Joseph Fcls for a vacation homo
for Jewish working girls.
The Daily Story
NAVY AND WHITE STILL IN VOGUE
AT FASHIONABLE SEASIDE RESORTS
Cupid, Canine vs. Count
SMART TAFFETA BATHING COSTUME
TUB vogue of the one-piece bathing
suit Isn't new, of course, but It Is
particularly noticeable this season.
Bailey's Beach Is usually tho rnecca of
the fashionable bather, and some of tho
costumes shown for Newport wear this
year aro charming. It really Isn't too
early to choose a suit. The department
stores are nil selling them and the warm
weather Is here to stay.
It goes without saying that taffetas Is
the season's chosen material. Black and
navy blue are tho first winners for pop
ularity, closely followed by coin-dotted,
striped and plaid effects In satins, silks
nnd mohair. I thlnlc the bathing suit
which Is trimmed with some striking ma.
terlal Is more effective and less conspic
uous than the all-strlped styles. It Is a
question of taste, of course.
The little suit shown In today's fashion
Is extremely plain and decidedly pictur
esque. Tho lines are simple and practical
enough to allow the fair fearer to disre
gard the old warning about "Don't go
near the water."
This bathing costume buttons all the
way up the front, with knitted Jerseys
underneath. The Bklrt Is circular In cut,
with a wide, stitched girdle. The buttons
are self-toned and will stand any amount
of wear. The bodice Is particularly styl
ish, with Ita wide Quaker collar, made of
white taffetas, neatly hemstitched at the
edges. The V neck la also hemstitched,
with wide-open sleeves silt to tho shoul
ders. Notice tho cunning little cap. It Is
made of striped black and white silk,
with bows of tolack at either side. The
facing is bright red. A tightly fitting
diver's cap Is worn beneath this highly
ornamental silk one. of course.
A Jolly New Job
FBISKY little south breeze once
wandered away from Its mother.
South, wind, and got Into a big, stately
"Oh, ho." said the little breeze, "this
Is going to be fun playing in here It's
going to be much more fun than staying
round with my mother and doing Just
as sho says I must do. Bear met but
jI da get tired of doing JSlLAfti things I
single thing this whole afagwsBnaugt not
one single thing that I ought Vmiql Sp
And Just to prove that he meant What
ho said, the little breeze sat down under
a. bush and did nothing for a whole
At the end of that time the little breeze
began to be bored by doing nothing (did
ou ever know anything that was as
bard work as doing nolhinT) and he
luoked around to see what waa going
on about him
M al, u I keep very till," be said
to titouMlf. "I will And something Uv-t
i liiiAMstlug to do. and ihit 1 don't have
la iu i wouiaa t iiiiuu duin something
Ukc that In sme
so be kept bis ears and bis eyes wide
' la a minute or so be beard a voice
any "Mo, there will never be any In
this usurden. because tho old winds know
belter Uuta to bring them here " And
t,f ato replied, vUo bad too bd, I'm
trry, tut tbejra Wik very nice on tbi
oftSlty green greM.
tJn. ks,i the frisky 'Ittle south
Sj- to Inmnelf, i.t uu they be
eut ' i guees id better get
v 31 iufl t irti dnythi&if " He
CMlvt vil floss iwijh- iy hush " fairf
himself carefully under e great leaf close
to tha voices,
"Maybe so, maybe so," replied the first
voice, "but you'll never get a breeze to
carry them over that high back fence
the gardener tended to that
The frisky little south breeze could
stand tho suspense no longer. "Would
you plsaso tell me what you are talking
aboutT" he said, as he poked his head
out from under tho great leaf.
"Why should we?" asked the first voice,
who proved to be a sunflower.
"Why. Indeed?" echoed the second
voice, a stately galardla.
"You should tell me." said the frisky
Utl south breeze, "because I'm Just
aching to do something that no other
breeze win do. Maybe, If I knew what
you wanted, I could do It for you. If I
could I would, I'm sure,"
"We are always thinking," said the
sunflower without further objection, "how
nice it would be if im dandelions grew
in our garden. You see, we are bo tall
and to far from the ground. We want
some sun-colored flowers close to the
"But tbe gardener deeea't like dande
lion." the galardla, added. "He built
that high feace on purpoe, so tbe seeds
wouldn't blow over into our garden. You
couldn't get any over, could you?"
"I could try," said the frisky little
south breeze. And ho tried so succeM
fully that the pext nmUfc a dozen dan
delion grew in that rtty garden.
"Where they came from, goodness only
knows." cried tbe gardener, while toe
IrUky little south breeze ebuckUa and
bUw over some more! Be bad found a
Job to bu liking
"I certainly am In n dovll of a fix," ro
marked Jamas Easlov, better known as
Jimmy, lounging In an easy chair In his
bacholor apartments and addressing a
bulldog for want of a better conlldant.
"Thlnlc of a lovor hero In tho Mth cen
tury, anxious to wed tho girl of his
choloo, yet unablo oven to sco her bo
caufo an obdurato father hau tho dutiful
daughter Becurely guarded In a country
house. And what la worso, tho announce
ment has been mado of her engagement
to somo foreign fellow whoso father hap
pens to havo had n, title. Bess doesn't
want to marry Count Bolonskl, nnd I
don't blnmo her. but Just how to prevent
the match nnd nssumo tho rolo of bride
groom myself, an arrangement mutually
agreeable, Is moro than I can flguro out
Madco Whllworth and ho always had
been fi lends, nnd It wn3 to her ho hur
rlfd that ho might onllst her aid In per
fecting nnd canning out his Bchomo,
For nearly nn hour they sat on tho
hlg window seat nnd dlacussod Jimmy s
scheme. Whatover tho plan was, both
young persons certainly regarded It as
excellent, for frequently tho silvery laugh
ot tho girl and the bass of tho man rnng
out together, fully attesting their con
Itdcnco of ultlmato success. And tho In
terview had been so encouraging to
Eaulcy that ho was smiling tho old smile
that had made him famous In college
when ho left tho houso. Apparently tho
weight of recent worry was lifted from
Immediately after his departure Madgo
hurried to tho telephone and cnllcd for
the country home of Jonas Armontl. Her
request that sho bo icrmlttcd to speak
i.ltlt Xfl.a A .ntnml nrlin In ,llM Will
allowed llttlo moro liberty than tho In
mate ot a Jail, at tlrst mot with a Hat
lcfusal; but perseverance had Its roward
and Anally tho fair prisoner's "hello"
sounded over tho wire. Madgo cautioned
Bess to say nothing that would lndlcato
what was being told her, but to listen
and remember. They talked for sovcral
minutes. Smiling nt tho surprlso her
message must havo caused tho girl nt
tho other end of tho lino Mndgo Dually
hung up the receiver without waiting for
a reply, then started to her room.
The following afternoon precisely at
3 o'clock a closed carriage, was driven
up tho avenuo of tall maples which led
from tho publlo road to tho Imposing
homo In tho very centre of Shady Grove,
tho Armonds' country estate. No sooner
had tho vehlclo stopped than a woman,
closely veiled, alighted nnd walked brisk
ly up tho broad steps as If bent on busi
ness of tho utmost Impoitancef Speaking
rapidly to tho butler who appeared at
the door In responso to her ring, sho was
shown Into tho hallway, and n, moment
later a maid reported to Miss Armond
that tho modlsto for whom sho had sent
desired to seo her. Laughingly bowalllng
the fact that sho was constantly at tho
mercy of thoso who designed her clothes,
the young woman Instructed tho maid
to bring tho caller to her room Imme
The words, tho embrace and the re
sounding kiss that followed tho depar
ture ot the servant left on doubt but
that tho dictator of fashions wns moat
welcome. For several minutes the two
girls talked excitedly, but always In low
tones, Bess ever watching lest some ono
enter the room or attempt to spy upon
them. When the conversation closed Miss
Armond was Informed concerning tho
plans for frustrating her wedding to tho
foreign nobleman and for consummating
a marriage much moro to her liking, as,
the blush suffusing her cheeks told all
too plainly. As Madge rose to go, tho
Imprisoned girl threw both arms about
her visitor's neck and was about to cry
from excess ot joy when the door swung
open suddenly and Jonas Armond walked
"Yes, I think tho change you suggest
In the waist will be all right," began
the daughter, but she could not conceal
her happiness. She spoke In a most mat
ter of fact tone and with an air of final
ity that Indicated that the Interview wan
at an end. With a bow to the father and
a nod of approval to the young lady, the
stranger left the room.
From that moment Bess was a very dif
ferent, person. She went about singing In
stead of sighing; laughing instead ot cry
ing, nnd manifesting every Interest In
the plans for her marriage to Count Bo
lonskl. So complete was the transforma
tion that she playfully teased her father
about how she would scorn him, a mere
American, after she had become o. mem
ber of the nobility.
The days that followed wero no better.
It seemed as though some faint hope, the
presence ot which he had scarcely sus
pected, but which had, nevertheless,
helped him to endure life, had departed.
He shrank, too, from the thought of a
visit to the young couple. "But a promise
given was a promise kept And ho rea
soned that Bob he would not even to
himself say her husband might draw
conclusions. So he nerved himself one
evening to make the call.
Both ladies? Ah, well! Margery had
acquired a huaband and baby, then why
not also a mother-in-law? But it struck
Frank that tbe matronly looking person
who preceded Margery Into tbe room was
too young to be a mother-in-law. The
next instant he knew who she was
Margery's older sinter, of course. Strange
that ha had not onco thought of her.
Had any doubt remained, Margery's
face, as she came forward to shake bands,
would have removed its It was so comi
cally guilty. He never knew what Je
said to Mrs. Hunt, only it was on ln
nteos relief when that wlee young
woman. phMWliRg the baby as as exou,
left the room.
"Margery! How could you play suefe
a Liuel Joke on met"
"it I t em ember rightly you yuvywl tiw
Joko on yourself," was the eaucy re
joinder. "But you allowed me to go on think
ing "Then you must havo cared," ho cried,
triumphantly afllrmlng a thought of his
"I cared enough to set myself right In
your eyes," sho returned evasively,
"Is that all? Oh, Margery, don't teasel
If you only knew how I have nufforcd."
"Well," Margery's eyes wcro modestly
lowered, "not being qulto so egotistical as
somo people, perhaps I do know."
"You darllngl" Ho mado a sudden
movement toward her, but she raised a
"I think I hear Bob coming," she
"Let him I" was tho bold rejoinder, as
Frank took her into his longing arms.
Torgct jou? If I only couldl
But memory, self-willed,
Will sting my heart of thoughts of you
Until death'a touch has stilled
Its throbbing, and has chilled
Its fover with hlo dew.
Forget you7 How can I forget?
Escape from memory's knout?
When lovo woko In my heart for you
All else was blotted out
Resentment, fear or doubt
For lovo wn3 all I know.
Forgot you7 When tho sun forgets
At morn to rlso and shine,
And when tho hermit thrush forgets
Ills song at day's decline,
E'en then this boundless lovo of mine
Will rise triumphant o'er regrets,
Hejolclng to be thino.
Cora M. W. Qreenleaf.
A prize of fl hns been ownrded to Mrs.
C. II. Spencer, Box 443, ritman, N. J., for
tho following suggestion!
To keep your typewriter In a convenient
placo If you havo no tablo for It, hinge
tho lid to a typewriter box or any deep
box, cover with burlap or donlm, and tho
machine, can bo easily tucked out of
sight when not In uso and you havo a
nlco scat besides. A set of good casters
tacked to the four corners will mako It
easy to push about
A prize of 50 cents ban been awarded to
Utriiurtllno Fielding, 10 Centre street, llnl
tlmoro, Md., for the following suggestion t
Let mo suggest to campers, and to those
who llko to build a lire to mako coffee
when picnicking, that thoy will havo no
trouble getting a quick, brisk blaze, oven
when the wood Is green or damp, If they
throw In tho Arc a handful or two of old
photograph Alms. Theso Alms aro highly
inflammable, yet their uso Is not danger
ous, llko tho habit somo campers havo of
throwing oil on when tho Aro will not
burn We save our Alms nil winter for
Just such summer use, several hundred ot
them taking up little room In tho camping
AN Interesting elopement took place
Xi recently, In which a lS-ycar-old Wash
ington girl outwitted her parents, side
stepped all objections and ran off with
lier somewhat elderly suitor, by whoso
side;, dcsplto hla 60 odd years, she Is
hoping to pass tho proverbial long llfo ot
connubial happiness. Ago apparently has
llttlo to do With decltno of tha gentlo
casslon. for this mature nomco loves
with a fervor which would put many a
younger man to shnmo. Ills llttlo brldo
was also his pupil, and ho played the part
of Instructor not only In things musical,
but also In things amorous. Here endeth
tho lessons musical, anyhow.
Unfortunately for tho courso of true
love, tho elderly music teacher was al
ready married when ho mot his fato In
tho person of tho llttlo 19-year-old Wash
ington girl. But apparently ho didn't
allow any such impediment as a moro
wife to stand In tho way, nnd dlvorco
proceedings were soon Instituted, One
enn't help feeling sorry for tho deserted
wife, although In a way sho Is lucky to
bo rid of such n faithless being as her
late lamented consort. Women, however,
don't view things with tho philosophical
oyo peculiar to tho disinterested specta
tor. So doubtless sho Is still mourning
hla Acklencss and hor loss.
I nm Inclined to think that the couplo
I can hardly say "young couplo" havo
but a. small bank balanco In tho way of
chances for happiness. Not only Is tho
mating of May and December a matter
fraught with otrango risks, but tho best
of matrimonial foundations Is not built
on tho ruin of another woman's happi
ness. It la a curious thing that parental op
position Bhould havo tho effect of spurring
many' n, girt on to an act of supreme
folly and of taking up a stand which, If
no cpposttlon wero offered, would prob
nbly only bo held for tho briefest of Bpaccs,
Probably In this caao tha girl was flatl
tcrcd by tho attentions of a man so much
older than herself, and particularly bs.
cause that man happened to be her In
structor, A difference of 40 years Is cer
tainly a great obstacle, and It Is small
Vvonder that tho parents objected as they
Whero tho woman Is as old ns her hn
band, no matter If they both bo 60 years
of age, there la it chanco of happiness
for them. For tho years havo played the
samo old gamo on both. They have
carved tho samo pleasant llttlo wrinkles
powdered tho hair with white, nnd taken
away tho samo Illusions of youth.
But tho elderly man who marries the
young girl la up against Just as hard a
proposition aa sho Is. It is so long lnc
ho was young thnt ho has forgotten the
ways of youth. And It Is very hard for
youth to conform to the viewpoint of
Tito mating of May and December Is,
In my opinion, a very risky nnd In any
case a very unnatural business. Youth
clamors for youth, and will not realty
bo happy with nny other substitute. Thore
oro, of courso, caBC3 In which to all
outward nppearancca tho young wlfo with
tho somewhat elderly husband Is com
paratlvctyi happy. But somothlng' has
been entirely missed. Tho "Arst Ane
careless rapture," as tho poets call it,
Isn't there, never has been thero at all.
And, after all, tho poet Is qulto right
when he assurca us that there's ncAblng
half so sweet In llfo as lovo's young
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