Evening public ledger. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, September 23, 1915, Final, Page 14, Image 14

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Good Grooming a Sign of Mentality The Woman Who
Is Well Coiffed Is Alert and
Active in Her Work
e-fTTOMAN Is a creature ot eccentricity
Wand unexpectedness." There Is
nothing In the least original In uch on
observation; yet It Is more or lens true.
Tor one never on be ure Just what a
woman will do next nor precisely what
trange freak of fashion he will haste to
I.ast month, when I was In I.ondon, I
ltetlcd with Interest and no email amount
ot surprise that an attempt
was being made to revUo
tho "no-hat" fashion In the
streets, The attempt was a
mild one, and qutto obvious
ly foredoomed to failure.
Yet some bright spirits were
making a bold bid for the
Innovation, and yearning for
the winds of heaven to play
amidst their unruly locks.
The gentle zephyrs, by the
Way. certainly were playing havoc amidst
the aforesaid coiffures. Poetically speak
ing, the wind-tossed, sun-kissed locks of
the average maiden present or should
present a charming picture. Dut such
Is very seldom the case. It the truth be
told. Long, straggly ends ot hair from
which every vestige of curl has long since
fled, ragged edges and disheveled "bangs"
are not attractive, whether Boreas Is
whispering amongst them or not.
One or two of the damsels who wero
aping the new fashion were obviously for
eigners, either Belgians or French. In
these countries It Is the rule for working
girls of thei.tretter class to go to and from
their business without hats, whilst house
wives rarely do their marketing with cov
ered heads.
I chatted with a prominent London
hairdresser on the subject. "I do not
think tho fashion is Bultnble either for
English or American women," he said, de
cidedly, "for they have much finer, softer
hair than other races, and would llnd It
very difficult to keep It neat and trim In
all weathers.
' Belgian and French women usually
have thick, glossy hair, which can be
colled round the head or dressed neatly at
the neck without fear ot getting untidy
on a wlndv day.
r ''Besides, and this Is an all-Important
point, "women from the sunny land of
France' have a sense ot artistic halrdresa-
Trophies, Letters and Merit
Sadges to Be Awarded
Tonight by Court
The Court of Honor of the Philadelphia
Boy Scouts will present the Treasure
Island camp trophies and camp letters
and 231 merit badges tonight at Boy Bcout
Headquarters, Sth and Chestnut streets.
In tho room where the first Supreme
"!fk.n.Tf tho United States convened. The
members of tbo court are Edgar B. How
ard, chairman; II. It. Honey, Samuel O.
Friedman and Q. Spencer Morris. Dr.
Charles D. Hart, chairman of the Execu
tive Council, and Walter S. Cowing, scout
executive, will be present.
The trophies won are:
Inspection Troop IT (Scoutmaster Lamb);
honorable mention. Troop 24 (Scoutmaster Tay
lor Assistant Bcoutniaaler Keely In clurgs).
Handicraft Troop 411 (Scoutmaster Morgan);
honorable mention. Troop 128 (Scoutmaster
Field Day Troop 03 (Scoutmaster Fried
man), second. Troop 48.
Merit trophy Scout Allon Judge, Troop 3
(Scoutmaster Yoder).
The last-named prize will be presented
by Harry Davis, captain of the Athletics.
"T I. S." camp letters will be awarded
to the following scouts;
Leslie Carter, George Walters, Aubrey Beau
champ, Edward rhllllpi. Wllmer Hitter, Rob
ert Becker and Harvey Fisher, Troop 3; Harry
Hurler, Troop 22; Frank. Leamy, Itobert L.
Klnr. William Nevlna and Edward McCrea,
Troop IT; Darrah Smith. Troop 30; Itoscoo
Parker, Irvtn Taaii, Lester Free. Thomas Mc
Hwm and Edicar Ilewlih Troop 4(1; itobert
fraii. Troop St; A. C. Cummins, Troop 112;
Edward McMullln. Troop ISO, and Leon
Schneider. Troop 78.
The 281 merit badges will be presented
to the following:
John Cummlnga, Eugene Davis. C. Wesler
Elnwechter (2), s. Mayer Keldenhelmer (2),
Charles V. Moore (8) and Fred Jt. Pitts (H)
Troop 1; Leslie Carter (!!), C. A. Clark (13).
Herbert Duke (3), Prank n. Ewlng (4). C
Leslie Fell IS), Ituanell Krelnberg (5). James
McCartney (5). Charles Nahm. li V. Phillips
(5). Earl Vot (8). Horace Whittle (12). VV.
Ouy Worthlneton (IB), and Harry Toder (0),
Troon 3, Charles A. Coulomb (2) and Paul
Qulinby. Troop ; Abraham Caesar (4), Renin
mln Chernow (3), Jonaa Jarre (3) and Morris
Hntawam (5), Troop 0; Milua day (12). John
Jordan. C. H. Kennedy (3). Edward Kreln (8),
rillU-rt Ludwle; (10), David O. Newcomb (5),
lrtnn C. Palmer. Joseph Bholder (3) and Clar
ence BUtcher M, Troop 11: Harry KaU (4)
ana Harry W. h.'Keen (B). Troon 12; William
p. Plnkatono (2) and Charles Williams, Troop
IT: Louis Co (2), Theodore Frtedrich, Louis
Kyajck (2) and Ray 11. PMUIpy, Troop 22;
Fred O. Bchneldar. Troop 28; Herbert Illddla.
Louis Buhl. Harry M. Juried (4), Raymond J.
Nichols, Frank J. Hhannon and O. Eugene
JValten. Troop 40; Morris Oronman (J) and
Howard Sacks (2). Troop 67; Maxwell Bader
U). Edward Vfoyed and Joaeph Pelkln, Troop
4: Jyhn R. Hanaell (2), A, Wellington lIoMon.
Jr., Ovorge ft. Jeftarson (S) and aeons A. Wlg
san (3). Troop S7) Michael Coplln (3). Samuel
Davidson, Israel Fslnalnr (3). Joaeph Oaev.
Nathan Garrln (3), David Goldstein (2), Max
JKendel (), Morrle Levan (2), Albert Levari,
acob V. Mordell. William Packman (4).
Ilchaal Rosen, Samuel Schultz (4), Herman
Hchwarta and Simon Sblekmao (2), Troop UA;
A. C. Cummins (U..A. K. W. Ilooven (2). T.
W. sHuert (4) and Earl O. Wade. Troop ilTi
Oeorr W. P. Chapman (3), William W, Chlam
8). Oeorg P, Lochler (2) and Charlee Whit
akar. Troop 122; Edmund 11. Lloyd (0), Troop
13. and Walter Stevenson. Jr.. Troop iSO.
JUunion of Survivors of 50th Kerf,
sacnt Begins Tomorrow
Veterans of the Civil War will leave
thla city todjfy for Heading, where the
annual reunion of the survivor of the
KHh Regiment wilt begin tomorrow and
conclude Saturday. J. Milton MIshler,
70S North E2d street, la chairman of the
committee In charge of arrangement!.
Hit Investigation revealed that only 320
men are still alive of the 1500 who were
muted between vm ana uses. All sur-
Livora Jiving-in various parts of the State
eve cumlned to Mr, JIUliler their In.
liUon of atteneMng the reunion. Wlvea
. ttescendenta of the old soldiers also
ha present at the celebration.
be JlM.aHnr Board of Trade, tbe Chain.
r f Coesunerce anal other clvlo and
Melaaaa) H-ganltsona are co-operating
wit Mr. MMtter (a yresariag for the
tfasiiiU for Wsrkdw CWMrw
Ten teeteey (nepeettss aw4r the etlrec
tton of Dr. Is4 Navskauin, aasectate
.uprlalalKWt Of c0l, Will ttearln an
UHluairlal aaarvay tsf tkte Hy set Men4ay
for tii purpoea) of mnirtalnlmr the
i,eii.u-i!.ooVs In wWsfc ceMlRwaetan
.-tiuola Ji.r work Lag dilsasw) eava b meaH
aVjs-"i'-i'wto' 'steeled, peUtlsesM cvni
iIUo i ' the 3emiulssry lUtsoailetf
rtufi-u "T wNeh. Hery J, OWeon la
i irf win ' n ttrifted and an liiaVsg; will
. mir bi "i rrp i.etwaen the itcea at
in i m, i Hr. ii.o v.111 he work-
, ', I- i i. ij il avew labor
lng which English girls do not srem to
possess. The avcrnge suburban housewife
In I.ondon, for Instance, seldom doos her
hair In a sufficiently attractive fashion to
mnko It wise for her to do her shopping
without a hat"
t was recently very much Impressed by
the wonderful coiffures of the French
women In I'arls. Even the very poorest of
them and nt the moment of writing tho
women ot France are In desperately
straitened circumstances even the poor
est of the tn havo tho olr of having stepped
straight from the hands of the most ex
pert halrdrrsser. The little chambermaid
In my hotel, whose earnings per week
would not have kept the average Ameri
can girl In gloves, had her hair most ex
quisitely waved and dressed, every line In
perfect harmony,, and her pretty head a
veritablo poem of beauty.
The women car conductors, whose Indi
vidual earnings In a 10 houta' day of work
wou'd not bo rulHclent to pay for one
single halrdresslng, have coiffures so
beautifully 'marcelled' and arranged that
many a rich American or English woman
might envy tfiem. "We would be nshmed
to appear In public with the hair dishev
eled or untidy," one of them declared.
"Is It not one of your English poets who
declates that a wom
an's crowning glory Is
her hair? That crown
ing glory we must,
therefore, keep a
glory, and not nllow
to become unculti
vated nnd unkempt.
The arrangement of
the hair, too. Influ
ences the mind. Did
you ever see a w oman
with a rough, untidy
heaj who was cieer
at her work, nlert, active? And did you
ever see the woman with the impossible
coiffure respected In business? Certainly
uoc In this country. We consider that a
neat, well-groomed appearance Is essential
to success in our different professions and
that It Is the outward sign ot a tidy, care
ful mind."
Whether the foregoing remarks. In their
sweeping entirety, may be open to dis
pute or not, tho fact remains thut the
woman with smart, well-groomed locks
has nn Immense advantage both In work
and In play oer her untidy and thcre
foro less attractive sister.
Addresses on "Votes for Wom
en" Get Enthusiastic Recep
tion at State Convention
HAmtlNGTON'. Del., Sept. 23. Woman
suffrage received attention at the second
day's session of the Delaware t. C. T.
U. State convention here today. Miss
Margaret Shearman apoko on tiie sub
ject In the afternoon, and Mrs. John A.
Cranston, the veteran suffrage and tem
perance leader In this State, and others
who are Interested, put In some good
words for the movement during the day.
The majority of the members of the con
vention believe that women could ac
complish much for temperance as well
as for other reforms If they had the
The session this morning wns taken up
with the presentation of reports, and all
showed that good, earnest work had
been done for temperance In all the va
rious branches of the union. Tho report
of the Executive Committee showed an
encouraging condition of affairs. The
following read reports:
Miss Llxzle Raughley. secretary; Mrs.
Clara Marshall, treasurer; Mrs. Lllllo
V. Atkins, young women's branch; Miss
Maud Gaynor, Loyal Temperance .Le
gion; Mis. Sarah A. Taylor, Sabbath
observance; Mrs. Eleanor Penlngton,
Sunduy school work; Mrs. Neal Conley,
temperance literature; Mrs. Annie Sut
ton, the press; Mrs. Katherine Atwell,
school savings banks; Mlsa Letha Jo
seph, medal contests; Mrs. Elizabeth
Webber, parliamentary work; Mrs. Anna
Hlpwell, prison and reformatory work;
Mrs. Carrie Hood, white ribbon recruits;
Mrs. Bertha Carey, medical temperance;
Mrs. Georgle Pierce, red-letter days;
Mrs. M. H. Catterson, flower daya; Mra.
M. G. Stengle, In memorlam.
At the afternoon session Madame
Barahat gave Scripture reading and
Harry Myers gave echoes from the Anti
Saloon League Convention.
Collector of Port William II. Berry, of
Philadelphia, Is on the program for a
temperance address late this afternoon.
Thlfc will be the closing feature of the
Afternoon session. This evening, Miss
Belle Kearney, of Mississippi, Is to bo
the principal speaker and there will bo
other Interesting exercises.
St. Augustine's Catholic Church to
Hold Sixth Annual Event .
Tbe sixth annual carnival of St. Augus
tine's Catholto Church will open tonight
on Lawrence street, between Race and
Vine, continuing each evening until mid
night Saturday. Church grounds and
neighboring homes and business houses
of parishioners will be decorated with
Japanese lanterns, bunting and electrlo
Besides elaborate decorations, the car
nival committee has provided for amuse
ments for the crowds expected to at
tend the celebration. There will be
"sightseeing" automobiles, donkey carts,
amateur fortune tellers, a small merry-go-round
and a large band, which will
play for dancing, to be held each night.
A popularity contest for young women
of the neighborhood will be opened to
night Jane Addams Can't Come to Camden
Jane Addams will not be a speaker at
the big mass-meeting planned by Camden
suffragists for tonight at the Broadway
Episcopal Church In a letter to Mrs.
Jennie Kerlln, president of the Camden
County Suffrage League, Miss Addams
pays that she has suffered from a re
turn of the illness with which she was
stricken upon her return from Europe,
B-he Is compelled to cancel all engage
ment before November L
1MM8. !. z The famoos Maps
lnwg sfal, tbe coatHeai atoae la Emperor
fraJaota JaifVn coHrettaa, Imt to which
Mm nspcrsHtloa he ascrebej uaay of
(It tsneMf miefortwes. Is reported ta be
,M Mte sooritet.
Dm prespscMTS purchaser of frbe (
wtsMt wot, IT etweca and t itwd at
HUM'S, ! MFpe,ard ta be mm ot tbe
bassist itmttry aWM la) M salami. The
head ad saar alnat seat U YasaaM a few
days east as.asaa ta waaaiaMe aeejaae,-
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Phllndclphin Company to Do Its
Pnrt in Movement to Fa- ,
milinrizo Public With
New Methods
Great Improvements Since Scientists
First Burned "Ghost" Light and
AInrmcd Public
Next neck will be National Gas Light
ing Week. From Monday, September 27,
to Saturday, October 2, this community 'a
due for a lesson In the possibilities ot
modern gas Illumination. Gas companies
tho country over are planning to turn
tiicse six nights Into days, nnd Philadel
phia will have an appropriate share In
the splendor.
For months the tas people have been
preparing for Lighting Week. It Is felt
by the lenders of the Industry that enough
renlly big, revolutionizing things havo
happened in their world In the last few
years to warrant the setting npart of a
week for telling tho public about them.
Almost unknown even to ninny who havo
used gas nil their lives, thero arc yet
wonderful new ways of lighting, new
typen of lights, new methods of control
all of them the result of the recent work
of tho man In the laboratory, and all of
them full of interest to the man on the
If one should happen Into the offices
of tho local company next week, one
would get a glimpse of some ot the de
vices which get such transforming effects
from the ordinary gas one Is wont to
sco burning In nn open flame from nn
ordinary tip: mantles not much larger
than the tip of one's thumb, giving out
n light that reachei to every corner of
tho room; the great, luminous bowls of
the scml-intllrect system diffusing their
soft nnd perfect light; exnet and easy
systems of control., masterpieces nf
their kind, and everywhere one would
notice the elimination of chimneys,
gauzes nnd stacks tho triumph of sim
This was a triumph won only after long
and almost heait-breaklng struggles. In
a littlo Npw Jersey laboratory Howard
Lyon, one of tho leading experimenters
In gas, set to work to devise a better gaa
IlRht than tny then known. He worked
for several years nnd at the end of that
tlmo ho had n tube, not so long as a
pencil and tapering LUrlously In the
middle, nnd a mnntlo the size of a
thimble. That doesn't sound Impressive,
but Dbctor Lyon had what he had gone
after, nnd his cute Is typical of tho
lnbois of his fellow scientists of the gas
Industry all over tho country. They
worked to cut down, to eliminate, to
simplify, and they made a tremendous
scrap heap. But they got what they weio
There was a long period In the history
of gns lighting when the scientists, be
lieved that for purposes of Illumination
tho art was well nigh perfected. That
wns the time when open-dome burners
were regarded ns next to miraculous, and
elaborate fixtures were devised to set
oft the garish yellow blaze.
This was Just after gas began really
to bejused for lighting, it had been known
to exist ns early as tho 17th century , when
the Belgian chemist Van Hclmont coined
the word "gas," becauso It appeared to
be a "gcest," the Dutch word for ghost.
However, he paid the penalty for talking
about ghosts, for his superstitious neigh
bors hounded him Into obscurity.
At first the 17th century public was
afraid of tho new "geeBt." To tho popu
lar mind the burning of a gas Jet was a
strange phenomenon. People thought
that gaB pipes were filled with fire and
thnt the Jets were only openings through
which the flames escaped. They would
touch the pipes fearfully, expecting to
tlnd them hot. When the early Installa
tions were made the pipe-layers actually
had to set the pipes several feet from tho
wall for fear It would burn!
8TAnTED IN 1810.
Gas lighting was really launched on Its
career In England In 1810, by a man
named Wlnsor. However, not until 1880
did the modern scientist become dis
satisfied with the crude open flame and
set about transforming it Into a thing
of convenience and beauty. First, by
means of the now famous Bunsen bur
ner, the spreading flame was concen
trated Into a small space; then rare
earths, reduced to fluid form, were made
Into mantles to surround this flame. In
creasing the light twentyfold. It Is for
the scientific descendants' of these very
mantles that millions of dollars are, spent
today; and It Is by them that more than
75,000,000,000 cubic feet of gas Is burned
In this country every year.
Then came a burner In which gaa was
sent through a small tube at high veloc
ity, sucking the needed air with It, and
on the heels of this came the Inverted
typo of Incandescent gas mantle, tho
forerunner of the best In modern light
ing. At first this new unit had a most un
usual fault It waa overefllclent. It gave
an Intolerable amount of light for the
gas burned. It was In toning down and
perfecting this light In the interests of
the exacting human eye that Doctor
Lyons' work was done.
Today the scientists can take a gas-
stream, hurl it at great apeed through a
tapering tube that constricts It so that
there Is an almost perfect mixture ot
gas and air and fire, the combination to
make a light so perfectly toned as al
most to cheat one Into the belief that It
Is the daylight coming In through a win
dow. They can conceal the source of
this light In bowls ot the new, heavy,
luminous glassware so that the fixtures
will harmonize with any modern scheme
of decoration.
They can turn on this light, aa any one
can turn It on, by simply touching a
chain or pushing a button In the wall.
And all the while they were doing these
things to the gas-stream they were
"scraping" the pld-fashloned chimneys
and stacks, and perfecting the manufac
ture of the tiny new mantles,
These are some of tho things that the
gas companies prpmlse to show next
week, Merohants will co-operate by light
ing their windows with gas at night;
there will be special reductions In the
sales of appliances; there will be con
tests, too, and other pleasant and profit
able devices for celebrating the occasion,
end there Is promise of plenty to Illumi
nate the householder who thinks there's
nothing new In the way of gaa lighting.
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Block of ocean treat In Cbelees section. Lares
rooms, tut aea. and fresh water la katasi
Ml ft. of porthfa connected with UoaruwaU
a Beach t buse falm Louniej' nnest culslaa.
Auto meets trains OBTi:SD CO..Omw7.
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FASHION magazines and numerous
other publications heralded the arrlval(
of the hoop sklrlt with the enthusiasm
for novelty which Is characteristic of
them. They declared It to be the last
word In spring and summer fashions.
Ihe result Is a host of wired skirts. In
wide hoops, exaggerated and awkward;
and moderated hoops, 'dainty and equally
fashionable. It Is the successful adapta
tion of a style which makes the atyle
possible, or as the Dry Goods Econo
mist puts It, "the hoop skirt Is restrained
to a point of moderation" a thing which
we often wish could be done with Its do
sleners. Another point to be considered In de
signing the hoop skirt Is the fact that,
os It Is a typically American Institution,
it remains for our originators to bring
It to a perfection of artistry which will
Reptile, Taken in Hock by "Jim" Kelly, Presents Bounc
ing Sphere to Suburb and "Watchful
"Waiting" Policy Follows
Darby may have an alligator soon with
a full and complete right to the label,
"Made In Darby." On the other hand,
however, It may not. It all depends on
the decision ot an egg. If It hatches,
there will be a baby alligator. If It does
not, there will be none.
If the alligator arrives It will first seo
the light of day In the window of the
store of Gus Fappas, on Chester pike,
above Main street. For the egg Is dis
played there so that all Darby may
watch Its evolution.
A circus came to Darby some weeks
ago. It was apparently not such a pros
perous circus, as the owners owed a
bill to "Jim" Kelly, who keeps a livery
stable on Main street, above 4th. As
"Jim" couldn't collect hla bill he kept
one ot the pet alligators belonging to
the circus. The alligator, a feminine
kind of reptile, laid ihe egg.
Alligator eggs are not common In Darby
and It soon aroused a good deal of In
terest among the population, Particular
ly Interested In It were two policemen.
Josh Heaps and Bert Shaw. They found
the egg very fascinating. It was peculiar,
for, although It looked not very much
different than a hen's egg. It would
bounce when dropped on the ground.
If you don't believe a hen's egg won't
bounce, drop one some time on you
parlor floor.
One policeman said the egg would hatch.
The other said he was a "blamed fool."
(Ills language, to be acourate, waa some
what stronger.) Bo they decided to find
out who was right They put the egg
In a Jar of water and searched for a nice
warm place In which to place the Jar.
Pappaa' store has southern exposure
and gets the benefit of the warm sun, ao
they selected his window.
Now Darby la all excited over the pros-
atjttjmw hesohtb
SwMn$ if (Aa eeeimie etrrvela A BUntuitm. Tkamat A, JSiifn U.
"It ittkt ftmina MtCmef en fr aU sreel KUiiaat. It '! i i, it wea'l rsa.
al eaUe' swrw it if ytu Iritd,"
Capacity 1100 Amarlcan and Kuropaan Flana
The peat eweetial of a tetort hotel, as dabagiBihed ffoai a city hotel, u supls
public (pace devoted to tbe ute of its guctti.ia the form of blight sad airy
Exchangee, Lobbies, Pailott, Galleries sad Solirauas, sffoidwg pleaiMg vitlai and
beautiful promenade, the whole combtaisg iato aa hatmonioui vuion of grandeur
and beaut, which, while replete with ths coir gtoup seclusions of hone, afford
full view of the plcaiieg panorama of the itiert lift, la this essential the
aafatlbarpsiali-SlrarlBi steads walnut aa equal in Atlantic Or or elsewhere,
lit "Ownership Mssageaeat," whJe accounting for ill unique isputaaiea. is a
guatealT of the high character of id patronage aad the uaexcetled quality of Us
service aad cuuiae. It eaplers oaljr white tevtee is both id Ameticaa aad
a la carte dining looms.
It sales a specialtr of St high-dew aume every erasing throughout the year,
with special Sunder eight solo tWutea, which, this year, with such utatt u
Roauai, MaaoUo, Rose aad GUaville, have Weaa steel succeWvl,
AMtl Citr. wkk Ha onlr rl eaw4Hr JEuroee) (Ma rsae laaeoaaftU. la
teveaire 'tkalsaauttweisxT taa.iaJL awte roads asU th ecleudU kaies W Mete.
rants, tJUmt aaaa.ee.aat an. Tsars.K
rtr MSseaiess. write zw w
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equal that of the French fashion experts,
who have taken it as their model. One
of the prettiest Imitations of the reat
hoop skirt which 1 have seen this sea
son la shown In today's Illustration.
There are no wirings on the skirt, yet the
subtle suggestion of the crinoline era Is
Ecru net top lace Is used as the foun
dation of this little frock, with trim
mings of rose Georgette crepe and flowers.
The surplice blouse Is quite transparent,
with an upstanding collar and a camisole
effect to give the touch of daintiness
which Is so essential to a young girl's
danco frock. The skirt Is a double tunic
model, with tho sheer transparency of
line and material accentuated by an ex
treme fulness. Th'o girdle Is folded
around the figure, with two long loops
reaching all the way to the hem of
tho gown. This hem, by the way, is
made of the rose crepe.
pect of having a baby alligator all Its
own. The question of what they are go
ing to do with It has not arisen, for,
after nil, there's no use counting nlll
gators until they are hatched.
Mask nnd Wis Club Purchases Man
sion for Official Use of
U. of P. Heads
The old Colonial mansion at 4037 Pine
street has been purchased by the Mask
and Wig Club and will bo turned over
to the University ot Pennsylvania ks the
residence of provosts. The value of the
dwelling when alterations are completed,
It Is said, will be $75,000.
The lot on which the house stands has
a frontage of 100 feet and a depth of 160
feet. The house Is In the centre of a
wide lawn and Is surrounded by tall oak
trees. There Is a small fountain to one
side. The exterior Is a reproduction of
the famous Washington mansion at Mt
Vernon, and Is said to be the only one ot
Its kind In this city. It Is more than 60
years old. The Mask and Wig purchased
the property from J. B. Kennedy, who
moved out of It last Saturday,
Discuss Cures for Cancer
The American Association ot Clinical
Research, an organization Including noted
physicians of the entire country, today
opened a three-day session In the Hotel
Walton. Cures for cancer and tuber
culosis were discussed at the first meet
ing. Dr. G. Betton Massey, of this city,
read a paper giving the results of more
than 600 cases of cancer subjected to sur
gical Ionization. Success In treatment ot
tuberculosis was discussed by Dr. Jeffer
son D. Gibson, of Denver, Col., president
of the association.
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Kensington M. E. Church Wilt Hold
Three-day Fair, Starting Tonight
rteeldenta of the northeslern section of
the city wilt vote unomclally on the
woman suffrage question nt a fair to be
held on Itlchmond street, between Kast
Columbia avenue and Marlborough street,
tonUbL tomorrow night and Baturday
Itepresentatlvea of suffrage and anti
suffrage organizations will address the
crowds. After hearing the discussion, men
and women will be asked to purchaso
coupons, on which they will "declare their
views on the subject. The result will be
announced 'at 10 o'clock Baturday night.
A small charge will be made for each
vote, and proceeds of the "poll tax" will
be devoted to tho liquidation of the debt
on the Kensington Methodist Episcopal
Church, one of the oldest congregations In
thnt part of the city.
Berry Contributes $5000 to Phllndel-
phia and Other Conferences for
Aged Ministers
Gifts totaling I'jOOO have been made to
the flvo conferences over which he has
supervision by Bishop Joseph F. Berry, of
the Methodist Episcopal Church, toward
.i.. nr.wv am .Hr.r.niu Plntmanta' Fund
to be raised this year. The money Is to
be used for the support ot retired Meth
odist ministers and the widows and de
pendents of deceased members.
Philadelphia Conference ministers will
act on a plan In the near future to sub
scribe 10 per cent, of their salaries to the
fund, following tho lead of the ministers
In the Wilmington Conference. A total of
ISOO.OOO Is to bo raised In this city, pro
vision for $125,000 of which Is already
made. Tho Ilcv. Dr. George W. Honson
Is campaign manager In this conference.
Ho will visit all Methodist churches In
this city, beginning In October.
Missionary Union Holds Meeting
Women from various parts of Southern
New Jersey are meeting in Grace Bap
tist Church, 27th and Cramer streets,
Camden, today for tho fall convention of
tho Woman's Baptist Home Missionary
Union of the Camden district. There
will be services and business meetings
this morning. This afternoon prominent
speakers from different parts of the
State will be heard. The Ladles' Aid So
ciety of the convention church will en
tertain tho delegates.
Little Benny's Note Book
Bklnny Startin was away yestldday, but
us feilos was awl setting awn his frunt
steps Jest the salm as If he was thare,
and a big brown dawg calm down the
street looking aa If It wasent going eny
ware speshll, and a ltttel wlte dawg ran
out at It barking like enythlng and the
big brown dawg terned erround nnd ran
back up the street as if It was haft
scared to deth, wlch It proberly was.
G, wat do you no about that. It wood
take moar than a llttel wlte dawg to aoaro
me If I was a. big brown dawg, sed Puds
It takes a lot to scare me, Bed Sam
Krawss, wy If I was wawklng alawng a
dark alley and a robblr Jumped out at me
I bet I woodent be scared. Id Jest quick;
trip him up and run and get a cop.
Im hard to scare, to, sed my cuzzln
Artie, I bet If I was In the Jungtls and 3
lions Jumped at me at wunts, I woodent
care as lawng as I had my gun with me.
Wat It 4 lions did, sed Puds Blmklnses
slssey cuzzln Persey.
4 lions eothlr. sed my cuzzln Arle.
I bet I woodent be scared even If I
herd a berguler undlr my bed, I sed, 1
bet Id Jest lay still and pertend to be
asleep nnd aa soon aa he had his back
terned Id Bneek In and get pop and the
both of us wood take his pistol away
frum him and give him to a pleeceman.
I woodent be scared of a runaway horse
and waggln. Id run rite out In the mlddtl
ot the street and wave my arms and atop
It, sed Persey.
Yes you wood, we awl sed.
Yes I wood, to, sed Persey.
Wlch Jest then the doar opened In back
of us. Skinny Martins farthlr was stand
ing thare, beelng even skinnier t,han wat
Skinny Is, with a fearse dlsperslshln. and
he said. Well, of awl the confowndld
nerve, beet It, the holo pack of you,
or 111 skin you alive.
Cheese It, we awl yelled and ran like
enythlpg In about 10 dlffrent dlreckshlns.
rroving mat no mattir how brave you
think you are, thats ony wat you think.
f .
President Wilson May
Help New Jersey
New Jersey is seethintr
frage fight. The suffragists believe they wJP
win. They are banking heavily on Preside
Wilson's support. He has promised to mak
statement before next Tuesday, and the suf
fragists believe he is with them. Meantime
the anti-suffragists claim the State by a goo
The PUBLIC LEDGER ha polled the political
leaders in the 21 counties of New Jersey, and,
tells the situation as it is today in
Order Y.ir
Cupid Smiles as Women's C1mJ
JLcnds Him Aid in Mes
siah Lutheran
Toung women who live In boartMtif
houses don't find It very convenient !'
entertain callers. Mrs. Harts j, B&lta
luunucr ana icacner or mt roung WOftj
en'a Bible Class of the Messiah Lutheran!
Church, Uth and Jefferson street, hti
solved the problem. Hereafter the young
women In the Bible Class will be able to
entertain their gentlemen friends In tht
ciuuroom oi me ciass in the church,
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aiiu uiuid vinaa uas one Dig idea. Itl
is 10 neip me wonting girl, There art
110 young women enrolled, and every ontl
of them Is an optimist The optimists
nave rurnisnea in nne atyle a clubmen
In the church, and from now on theyl
are going to try to find In these elubj
rooms the comfort and privileges thl
many girls wko have no home of thelfl
own must rorego.
A room In the basement ot the churrAl
t as aa 1uaaa.s fiiktilaltsJ a .. "
,ia uou iiuiuiina ai nn expense of KMJ
It Is a fine, comfortable place, fitted w1
In colonial style, with a big nrepltcs. J
The girls obtained the money to .
nlsh the room and no detail has beta!
spared to make It a homelike place I
The club wants to have It as attractive!
aa It possibly can be.
They have bought a piano and Installed 1
It there so that the charms of rtuslo may j
be added to the pleasures of life, anal
there Is a bookcase with a little llhr.i-fl
that will bo growing constantly, as goodJ
vvufio am nuucu km ib irurn ume 10 lime. 3
urs. aaiiaaa, woo is me Wile of Dr. '
Carlo J. Sallada, of 150 1 Diamond street,' i
stands In loco parentis to the Optimists -
She Is the "mother" to them all. She It a
their guide, adviser nnd friend. It Is htr j
desire to share their sorrows and helpl
them all in all the little problems thitl
beset the life of a young woman In a':
great city. She wants to have the due..
room so attractive that the call ot the
ouisiae wnin win pass over the heads '
her charges unheeded. t
During the winter there will be fr-
qiifnt entertainments In the church. ThtJ
gins will play a large part In there en
tertainments. The Itev. Daniel B. TTel. 1
gle, pastor of the church, has laid dowoj
n new law. 1
The church Is going to be actlvs In'
giving entertainments and suppers and
perhaps some amateur plays, but no
admission will be charged. Mr. Wtlgle
disapproves strenuously of selling tickets
for church functions.
The whole Idea is to make life as good
and as enjoyable aa possible for Us
young optimists. Mrs. Sallada belltr i
that similar clubs should be opened i
churches In all parts of the city, for
says there Is n tremendous need for iuch
an influence In life of every young girl
who works.
A special showing of our new
designs will be displayed at our
show rooms. Devoted entirely
to the fashions of Women and
Misses, both in our Ready-to
wear ana custom Made De
partments. Suits, Coats, Dresses
Waists, Wraps and Furs
We invite your inspection to
enable you to procure the high
est class merchandise at un
usually low prices.
Vienna &fjop
1531 Locust St.
with the Woman Suf
Cry Tttay
$ &
i 1 Bff
J I Wm