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EVENING LEDGER-PHILADELPHIA", FBIDAY, DEQflMBEB 10, 1915:
PERNICIOUS EVILS OF GOSSIP
ARE FAR-REACHING, SAYS M'LISS
More Insidiously Dangerous Than Disease or Pestilence
Are the "Sneerwells" of a Village,
' rpHE long tongite of gossip reached out the other day In a little Maryland
JLtown nnd besmirched with ltn foul touch n man and woman who were In
fnttintcd with each other, and who, because they knew their affections to be
Illicit, tried to stlllo them. The man was married. The woman wan his em
ploye. When she found the affair getting beyond her control, she resigned her
Job In his drug store hoping to cure by absence that universal "malady" called
love, which, the experts tell us, thrives best In propinquity.
But she reckoned without tho village "Sncorwells." With their subterranean
faculties shat pencil by long practice, they already knew more about the relation
than the principals Involved or though they did and with Insidious hints and
hubtlo aspersions, spread their slippery lies broadcast.
Tho woman became a pariah. Tho man's wife was made frnnllc nnd his
home threatened with disintegration. A suicide pact resulted. Tho man Is
dead nnd the woman, according to latest reports, dying. The wlfo has been
administered a. shock from which, It Is doubtful, If In a lifetime she will recover.
And then the notes were found which proved the affair to have been an Inno
Such Is the power of tho breed of whom Virgil spenks ns having "one hun
dred cars nnd twice nB many mouths." Six times ns many, I should have said.
Gossips tell Just about six times as much ns they hear, and tho telling Is so
elaborated, so embroidered, and, what Is worse, so distorted that In less time
fhan It takes to say "Jack Itoblnson" an Innocent talc has grown Into a horrlblo
Somebody has called gossiping "the finest Indoor sport of the world."
I am woman cough to bo nblc to appreciate and enjoy the rosy feeling that
comes from being In a position t olmpart choice tld-blts of news to one's Inti
mates. Hut news is news, and, although Mr. Webster would have us believe It
to bo synonymous with gossip, I think the average person construes It ns scandal.
At any rate, gossip Is never "truth, the whole truth and nothing but tho
truth." It may In some Instances succeed In being tho whole truth, but It
seldom "Is nothing but the truth."
ECCLESIASTICAL CAPES ARE
DECIDEDLY FASHIONABLE NOW
Minus the Inebriation
AflCASTIC bulletins from Washington say that tho suffragists fortlllcd
themselves with much strong drink, in the form of tc.i, beforo Introducing
J their resolution to President Wilson.
What's the matter with tea, anyway? Ts It not the original cup that chccrs7
I ask you.
What Is a "Good Cntch7"
J,' ACOnitCSPOXDKNT yesterday takes me to tnsk for Including Judgo Stiltr.-
Xi bcrger In the list of bachelors who might be regarded as tho city's "good
t catches" because he has passed the "Oslerlzntlon ngc."
jj If I didn't know from my own experience what a dlfllcult person the oml
f nent Judge Is to Interview I might bespeak him tin the subject, but I remember
,. w?H tho last time I Invaded his sacred preplncts In tho City Hall for the pur
poso of getting a "story" from him at the time of hts "2d birthday. I heard
jjeome wonderfully interesting comments on wild editors and wilder reporters
'the Judge has known. Hut I dl'd'n't'ge't the Interview. Tho Judge doesn't think
much of "personal exploitation," ns he phrased It.
Uut that Is aside from tho point, which Is, Can tho Judge be Included among
J the city's good catches? Why not, pray? One Itlchard Crokcr, If I mistake not,
took unto himself a. bride, and un Indian princess at that, at the age of 73.
. The President at the age of 58 Is as happy as a schoolboy over his engagement
' , to Mrs. Gait -another Indian prjncess. Our own Ktlwurd Stotcsbury did not
' regard himself as too fur gone down tho corridor of time to marry ut the ago
1 of 63. Even the prisoners nt the bar have been known to find tho Judge cnter-
' tainlng. There's no reason to think a wlfo would find him less so.
With a woman It Is different. I believe with the 16th century lyric:
i' "Gather yo rosebuds while ye may,
And while ye may, go marry.
.,,' For having once but lost your prima
,, " You may forever tarry."
1 Which raises the question, "When does a woman lose her prime?"
Is Talking in the Movies a Morla! Sin?
THIS Is not n defense of tho people who hoard their .iet discussions nnd con
versational hobbies for tho tensest moment of the drama you have saved
your lunch money to hear. They are an obnoxious breed for whom there Is nnd
i, can be no defenso and against whom there has been discovered, up to date, no
(.'adequate protection. '
' Uut Is there not, on the other hand, a clan far more "aggerawatlng," as
'I'ljUlckens' Immortal Jerry would say? Are not the Individuals who In tones
I, i decidedly audible hiss out, like angry vipers, their protest at the loquacious
i'i' offenders nn infinitely worse variety? And when they Insist on solemn silence
even in the picture pallors, should not somo means for their extermination
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uniy wio oiner nay a comment jar ioo never to nave ueen so summarily
'strangled, wns provented from flowering by a mean-tempered woman who sat
In front of mo at tho movies.
, But three words, soft and low, had escaped me when, with a countenance
,of concentrated rnge and hate, she turned and In loud and humiliating voice
'bade me desist. My companion suggested a change of locality, where wit und
'wisdom could How unchecked. Newcomers suffered from her likewise. They, too.
j,''J moved. Klnnlly the Grouch sat In solitary splendor, with a clrrle of empty seats
j,l!'.nround her. She had paid for only one scat, but the surrounding territory was
' , hers by right of conquest.
'i ' It seemB to mo that free. If guarded, speech In the movlo parlors will hurt
.J no one. M'LISS.
Letters to Editor Woman's Page
i Dear M'Llss Kindly publish tho names of somo feminist and suffrage
, books. Also some standard "antl" literature. w. A. I.
If you want to be converted to the "Cause" read first of nil John Stuart
Mill on "The Subjection of Women." Then Huxley's "Emancipation Ulnck and
ii White," and Ollvo Schrelncr's "Woman and Labor." Interesting feminist
' books are: Ellen Key's "The Woman Movement" and "Love nnd Marriage."
and n series of Interesting essays written by W. L. George.
Perhaps the "antl" argument that caused the greatest sensation at the
time of Its publication Is Sir Almroth Wright's "Unexpurgated Case Agnlnst
I "Woman Suffrage." Senator Martlne's speech for the "antls" that has been
; franked nil over the country Is regarded us good,
Dear M'Llss Will you please tell mo who made tho title role of "Peg O My
I, Heart" famous? STAGE.
, Laurettc Taylor, whoso name In real Ufa Is Mrs. J. Hartley Manners.
'' Dear M'Llss I notice Mr. Tom Daly In his column quotes from an old book
j(' that says It Is bad form for a woman to speak to a man In a window. Is that
true in this ago? HELEN R. K.
According to present-day usage oven If one's best beloved Is ensconced In
his club window, Madam Grundy says one cannot recognize him. The etiquette
is not so strict, however, regarding Just plain windows. I Imagine If the light
TlinnE Is no limit to the In
genuity of designers this
yenr. They have achieved
much In giving us the quaint
nnd charming revivals which
have characterized most of our
evening gowns. When the fall
season opened with such nn
nlnrmlng scnrelty of models
from I'nquln, Drecoll nnd
Worth, the best nnd only thing
to be done wns to choose tho
best points nbout the work of
these artists, nnd to give ns
exact nnd ns artistic a version
of them ns possible Kor In
stance, when Pnquln's (Irst vel
vet afternoon frock mnde Us
how on Slh nvenuo designers
shook their heads. It wns
mnde of Bordeaux velvet, to
begin with, and It hnd a nar
row ecclesiastical cape which
wns fnr from being attractive.
Hut strange to say, tho r cc c
slnstlcnl styles took readlh
Pcrhnns It wns because the
nrtlstry of the period Is so per
fect ns to bo Irresistible, but
whatever it wns, Mllmly adopt
ed the stvles with engerness
The arrival of tho odd little
bit din toque wns the first slr"i,
followed by long, sweeping
rnprs of unique designs, elabor
ately embroidered In gold nnd
Velvets nnd pannes nro still
holding the llrst plnre In popu
larity fnr evening wraps. Many
fnshlon writers had tnken It
upon themselves to predict the
speedy demise of these pretty
trifles wlien the real cold
weather enme on Then came
the opera senson with Its
splendid opportunity for ob
servation, nnd the number of
stunning clonks In every possi
ble mnke nnd shnd- of velvet
mndc the senson a surety Hut
nil the prettiest, nnd hidden
tnlly, the most extravagant
enpes are fur trimmed IJrond
bands of krlmmer, coup Kol
Insky nnd real skins nre seen
in every shon The pennhnnt
for niitnrnl skins Is not so de
rided ns that for tho mnnu
'nctured ones, because tho lnt
ter nre cnsler to procure.
Todny's fnshlon picture shows
n rntlier nttrnctlve llttlo stylo
for the debutante or sinnll
woman. The lines nre simple,
but tho effect Is good, being
carried out In tones of gold
rnlorrd chiffon velvet, with col
lnr and lmndenu of skunk fur.
The yoke nrrnngcincut nt tho
rollnr Is Interesting, nnd tho
bnnd of fur nt tho bottom of
the clonk Is put on by menus
of clastic, so thnt it niny bo
used In muff form, or hnnglng
straight nround the bottom.
The lining Is a brilliant gold
nml elH blue affnlr.
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Four Toothsome Cakes
for the Amateur Cook
BREWERS YEAST GREAT REMEDY
FOR VARICOSE OR LEG ULCER
By WILLIAM BRADY, M. D.
JiJ of your eyo were engaged in window-dressing or demonstrating It would bo
! ! quite au fait to encourage him with n nod, at least.
Dear M'Llss Is It possible to take a trip through tho Panama Canal during
tho winter? TRAVELEU.
' Not this winter It would seem. Because of great slides tho canal has been
closed Indefinitely. The authorities refuse to commit themselves as to the time
, of reopening. .
Addrcn all communications to 3I'I,ls, care of the Kvenlnr Lcdier,
Write on one tide of the paper only
THE old, chronic varicose or leg ulcer
which Is rotered with a dry. reslst
nnt. Indurated slough Is one of the most
discounting conditions to tient. Any
one who suffers with such nn ulcer will
do well to consider whnt the luouery
has to offer In tile way of treatment.
The suggestion, so far as we nre
awiue, was originally mndo by the late
Dr. Itoswcll I'nik, tlio distinguished sur
geon, author nnd teacher of Buffalo,
N". Y. We have found it very valuable,
nnd only our Inborn hatred for breweries
nnd all their works has prevented us
from paBHlng tho Information on to our
renders. Now, however, the poor brew
eries ure having u pietty hard time keep
ing their heads above water; further
more, they have been remnrknbly cour
teous and accommodating In furnishing
iiunntltles of their by-product for our pa
tients, so we must suppress our racial
dtcsslng bathe tho ulcer gently with
warm boiled water, but avoid touching
it with anything Just pour the water
over It to remove all the old yeast and
any secretions from the surface.
The ycnt dressings may lie kept up
for a week, n'oro or less, until tho nicer
becomes fnlrly clean.
Of course, the nutrition of the tissues
Is better when the patient Is off the feet.
A week In bed Is better than a pound of
salve for any varkose ulcer.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
I am sure It would gratify many rend
ers other than myself If you would sug
gest n good application for dnndniff.
Answer We have n letter If you will
supply postage. Hut hero is a salve which
usually doe gtent gooil If mnbs.igcd til
systematically, by parting tho Imlr hero
AVEHY nlco cako to bake for a
silver wedding anniversary, or for
anv occasion where this effect Is desired.
Is obtnlned by following tho directions
given below, copyrighted by tho New
Orleans Picayune. The cake Isn't really
silver, of course, but tho Illusion Is sug
gested by the name: the old Creole cooks
always mado their pastry pleasing in
fancy as well as In fact. Hero Is the
Required, 4 cup of butter, H5 cups of
sugar, 1 cup of milk, 3 cups of flour, 2
tahlcspoonfuls of baking powder and tho
while? of 6 eggs. Heat tho butter to a
crenm, then add the well-bentcn sugar
and beat well; add tho Iks of tho eggs
and beat till very light. Then add tho
milk nnd mK carefully. Now sift the
flour and bnklng powder together, and
add gradually to tho mixture. Turn Into
a buttered pan and bake In a moderate;
oven for 45 minutes.
Imperlnl enko Is another favorite recipe.
Tnko a pound of batter, a pound of su
gar, n pound of flour, the Juice nnd rind
of a lemon, a pound of blanched almonds,
if. noiind of citron. i pound of raisins.
f eggs nnd ft tenspoonful of bnklng pow-
.lor. Hinnrii nmi noei ana nounu ino hi-
monds and crush them In a mortar. Heed
the raisins, cut the citron Into shreds,
nnd quarter-Inch dice, very fine. Orato
the zest of the lemon. Ileal the butter o
a cream, ns In the other recipe: ndd tho
sugar gradunlly, beating till light. Then
ndd tho olks of the eggs, beaten to a
cream. Dent till very light, then mix tho
sifted flour and baking powder with tho
almonds, nnd add them gradunlly to tho
mixture, beating vigorously. Add the
raisins, dredging with flour, nnd tho
eltrnn: mix well. Add tho JUlCC Of tllO
I lemon nnd, finally, the whites of the eggs.
beaten to a thick froth. Turn into a out
tcrcd tin nnd bnko for nn hour In a
moderate oven. ITso tho broom-wisp test
before removing from tho oven.
White Indy cake Is n, pretty delicacy
nnd Is easy to make, too. I'sc H4 cups of
flour, 1 cup of sugnr, 'i cup of butter,
the whites of i eggs, ',4 cup of milk, 1
tenspoonful of baking powder and a tea
spoonful of peach extract. Cream tho
butter, add the eggs, beating the whites
to a stiff froth, and mixing well. Add
the milk and gradually ndd tho flour,
blending thoroughly and beating tilt very
light. Add tho essenco nnd bako In a
moderate oven for nn hour.
Sindamo John's enke Is expensive but
very good. Use n pound of sugnr, 7
ounces of butter the whiles of 1G eggs,
nnd a pound of sifted Hour, and the
Juice of an orange. Crenm the sugar and
butler, then ndd the whites of the eggs,
beaten to a stiff froth, and stir In grad
ually the flour and a tenspoonful of bak
ing powder. Flavor with the Julco of an
orange, or with a tablcspoonful of ornnga
extract, and bako from 30 to !. minutes
In n quick oven, using tho broom wisp
Finds Smoke Aids Consumptives
Smoke hns something In Its favor, ac
cording to Prof. W. l- M. Goss, denn
of the College of Engineering nt the t'nl
verslty of Illinois. He has recently stud
ied the smoke sltuntlon In Chlcngo, and
In a lecture Inst night at the Kinnkllti
Institute he tald thnt In trying to 11 ml
out how to get rid of smoke altogether,
he learned It was an excellent thing to
breathe for consumptives. It acted as an
antiseptic, ho declared. A sniokc-pollulcd
atmosphere, however, was detrimental to
pneumonia sufferers, ho nuded.
Marion Harland's Corner
antipathy and speak the truth about an '- "Z ' ' " "ft" -
excellent remedy brewer's yeast.
Any old soro that Is covered with a
dirty, gangrenous or resistant slough, or
nnv ulcer which refuses to assume tho
bright red, granular, velvety appearance,
of a healing wound (grnnulating surface)
may be treated with brewer's yeast to
good ndvnntnge. The yenst Is obtained
fresh every two or three days from the
brewery In a wide-mouthed jar or pall
a quart or so at a time anil kept In tho
refrigerator. If tho brewer's reul prod
uct tnstes nnd acts as well as this by
product smells we do not blame the few
milium people who consume tho former.
Apply the semifluid yenst on Htcrlle
gauze folded In several thicknesses. First
bathe tho ulcer thoroughly In sterile
water, over the gauzo apply a laer of
rubber dam such ns dentists use, or a
squat e of oiled silk, or a piece of oiled
or waxed paper, to prevent too rapid
drying of the yeast. Then a little cotton
for pnddlng, and Anally n snug bandage
preferably an elastic, an Ideal, or a
woolen ilnnnel bandage made from flan
nel cut on the bias,
Tho yeast smarts a llttlo nt first. Hut
It will clean up tho ulcer nnd Institute
healthy healing. It must be changed
about every eight hours. At each rc-
sallcyllc acid, half dram; ointment of roso
water, one ounce.
Editor of The Outlook Rocovcrinp;
Hamilton Wright Mahlo. associate edi
tor of the Outlook, author und lecturer,
hns returned to his home nt Summit.
N. J to complete his recovery from the
attack of heart dlseuse, which seized
him last Filda evening when he wns
In this city. Ho left the University Club
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Music nnd Mnffftzlncs
(It AM n. reader of your Corner nnd have
JL often wished Borne, good music and
magazines that were offered, I did not
nsk because I thought there were so
tminv niher requests before me. This
mornlnir I And no one has answered Mrs.
M., who offered somo In tho corner.
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Tho answer enmo nil tho snmo thnt
swept the offered good things out of our
keeping. Thnt partlcnlnr batch wns be
stowed elsewhere before wo heard from
you. Hut take heart and watch for an
other benefaction of like nnture. Wo
will keep you In mind nnd believe others
will do tho same.
Recipe for Popcorn Rails
"I am nnxlous to get a good recipe for
popcorn balls. Can you help mo out7
"v. a. a."
Cook togother a cup each of molasses
and brown sugar, a tablespoon of vinegar
nnd ono of butter. When a Uttlo dropped
Into lied water Is n brittle thread, stir
in enough popped corn to thicken It until
you can Just movo tho spoon easily. Tako
tho mlxturo out by the handful nnd ns
soon ns It may bo handled comfortnbly
form Into balls. Have more popped corn
spread ready upon a big platter nnd roll
tho balls over ana over in tins until no
more will ndhere to them. Spread In the.
sun to harden.
Runt Spota on Nickel
"A yenr ago this fall 1 purchased a
large henter nnd hnd It stored In a ware
house over tho summer. Now this fall I
find It In bad condition. Pipe nnd Iron
nnd nickel parts aio rusty; pipe so bad
It Is doubtful If we can use It the slovo
looks good Blnce being brushed nnd pol
ished. Hut tho rust spots, which nro not
lnrge, on tho nickel do not come off
after using sevcrnl dllTerent things. Can
you tell mo how to keep tho stovepipe
from rusting when not In Use, nlso tho
stove Itself? Can you tell mo how to
remove the rust spots from tho nickel
nnd nlso what to do to prevent Its rust
ing again? What Is the best wny to
clean the Islnglass7 II. 13. U."
Having cleaned the rest of your heater,
dissolve two tenspoons of baking soda In
half a cup of wntcr and with a elenn, soft
rug apply this to tho nickel-plated parts,
being careful not to spill It upon tho rest
of tho Btove. Hub dry with soft flannel.
Klnnlly polish with Whiting rubbed on
with chamois skin. To prevent rusting
keep the mctnl clean nnd dry. If you can
unscrew the nickel parts, do It. They may
bo better cleaned when separated from
the rest of the stove. Wash the Isinglass
with clean suds and a bit of Ilnnnel nnd
polish Willi soft newspaper. To keep your
stovepipe from rusting when It Is not In
use, detach It from the stove and clean
out the soot. With a dampened cloth
wipe off all the dust nnd grime from the
outside, making elenn the Inside ns well
Then rub the outside well with sweet oil
and run a cloth dipped und wrung out in
the snma up tho Inside- of ih t . J
at hand plenty of nwDwp,p; m
the insldo of the cyltad" ffi1rtlhM "'
them closely about the outiide .": Bs
them smoothly In plnce with cottln' M1"
nnd put It nwny. This inv . 5 lwb"
tedious process, but youTlfl Td ln,
when you como to tnke the rt"'
storage. All you have to do u f 6nl'
tho oil and apply tho usual p0uh 5'
tlon cannot take place when ik'.0Vfc
excluded. Tho same may b ,!?? al' '
stored range. Oreaso It ah 1' ,d Sf
closely with tho Inva un"le ZlH W
(how could tho world get LV"''
them?) and no ruscaif gather Von
Never Used Granulated Sutrar
"When I lived In JUwItM ,V
thnt cheese hardened before B
cat It, and ns for our delicious Pau00'
roe herring I grew sick o Tlhrow T,
awny. So I ground up ray ch. ' '
'Picked' fine the roe. nnd nv r
chccc' and 'deviled herring' ' UekJTi
tumblers became Intensely popuUr ,
reckon you know nil nbout It ii '
dash of cayenne, a little salt.' suga?,V
mustnrd. Then It Is mndo Into a ,1 "
pnstc, not too soft, with olive oil T
enn't get the Potomac roe herrlnr v.
So never mind nbout tho recipe t a
claim excellence ns a cook, but'l u,,j,'
prldo myself upon my Jellies.
niaac marmaiauo nnd nu
were lighter In color than my nelgluW
iuuu.iiuiia HIUHB II1C SSmo line I VI i
It was because I never used g'rantZ
sugar-only what was known aita
A' sugar among dealers, if t rind
thing In my old cook books which If...7'
you would like, tho Corner shall hav, f
"S. M. n."
I wish wo had room for all of a Ittt
that would entertain readers as i v,
pleased inc. Tho foregoing extract Is tv
guod to bo omitted from a Corner thsit
enriched by tho acquisition of the m
member. I venture to remind her thi
herring roe bought In tho market! 1
tolerable substltuto for the rotomao vi
rlety. Also, that shad roe. treated w
cording to her reclpo, Is, to some tattti
more palatable than tho herring. Whi'
do our fellow housewives say of tt(
"coffeo A sugar" In preserves'
Any communication nililrrniM U
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stninpril, nddrrMCil cm elope. Send nnd
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