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EVENIK& MDGEE-PHITJAPELPHIA', TUESDAY, FEBRTTABY S, 1016'
TO SMOKE OK NOT TO SMOKE?
THAT'S QUERY MLISS PUTS
Tobacconists Declare Philadelphia Women Al
, most as Good Customers as Men Here.
F Differing Opinions as to Propriety
MOST men, If tlioy do not nctunlly revllo It, nt least deplore It thla Brow
ing tendency on tho part of women to become devotees of tho "noxious
weed," and yet nny ono who has eyes to see nnd cars to hoar cannot fall to bo
Impressed with tho fact that dcsplto masculine disapproval and protest, tho
ranks of the feminine smokers aro gaining recruits every clay.
''Dirty habit," was the way ono man phrased his emphatic cqmment on
tho subject, "dirty nnd unhealthy bad enough for men, but loathsomo In a
With tho exception of tho fncllo writers of socldty novels whose dnslilng
heroines Invariably light their favorite brands with debonair grace, tho makers
of llteraturo Which, supposedly nt least, mirrors life, have coincided with tho
abovo view of tho nvcmgo man. Tho women In tho books who do tho smoking
Mover marry tho hero. They aro always tho foils tho ones who by contrast
contribute to tho sweet simplicity that characterizes tho heroine.
Of course, wo all remember Kipling's "sweeter, neater maiden, In n cleaner,
trreoncr land" when ho "seed her first a-emokln' o' a whackln' whlto cheroot."
Hut she was only a little llurma girl, nnd, of course, doesn't count, becauso
Itudyard himself tells us that It till took placo "somowhercs cast of Suck
whero there aren't no ten commandments" and a social codo bad not como Into
But right here In Philadelphia women of high nnd low degrco have becomo
addicted to tho habit.
"At leust GO women u day como In here and buy their own cigarettes,"
tho proprietor of a cigar store on a popular corner told mo the other day.
"Some of them like them strong and some of them like them mild; somo of them
nro masculine, tallor-mado looking women and some, on the other hand, aro
tho exceptionally feminine type. They used to buy them timidly. Now
thoy aro Indifferent. They buy them as they would buy a bar of soap or a
veil. Thoy no longer consider that they have to bo clandestlno about It."
Tho time was when If a woman, used to tho ways of London, Paris or
Pctrograd, drew out her clgnrctto enso and monchalatitly "lighted up" In n
Philadelphia hotel, tho waiter trembled nnd could bo seen to seek the discreet
car of tho hcadwaltor. Ho In turn sought the malinger, who In deferential
manner requested "AIndamc not to smoke, It being ugalnst tho rules of tho
If Madame was sensible she desisted. If, however, her prldo was outraged
and she refused to bo dictated to and continued her scandalous pulling, tho
manager's tones became more firm and Mndamo was mado to understand that
ho would cither havo to put out or get out.
All that Is changed now. Almost without exception smoking is pcrmltttd
in hotels and cafes of this city. Debutantes smoke, mothers smoke, and a few
grandmothers, of the advanced typo, smoke, I am told by one who observes.
Furthermore, tho clerks at several woll-patronlzed jewelry counters tell
mo that women's clgarctto cases, daintily monogrammed and of a size some
what smaller than the man's kind, wcro favored Christmas gifts last
I talked with two women recently about smoking.
"I hato to sec It," said the first, who doesn't, of course. "I think It Is not
only unfemlnlne, but wicked. It shocks me. In fact, I don't sec bow a woman
can bo good and smoke."
When I asked her to claborato her last sentence nnd glvo reasons, she
"Oh, I don't know, I think a wpman Just couldn't bo nico and smoke.
It's so bold."
Tho second woman, however, who likes her "whnckin white cheroot" after
dinner and over the teacup, perhaps, defended thoso of her sex who think like
wise. "Wrong?" she queried nlrlly. "Piflle! It Isn't wrong for a man, why
should It bo wrong for a woman? It used to bo considered unfemlnlne for
us to go out to work. Now, behold, two-thirds of the women In Philadelphia
alone aro working outside the home. Smoking violates no moral law, therefore
It cannot be wrong. It may be unhealthy; it may bo uncstbctlc, but it Isn't
wrong. Nor Is It unfemlnlne, except where geography makes It so. 1 saw a
woman In a big London hotel smoking a cigar and she attracted no attention
at all. Not any more than do the mountain women of North Carolina and
Tennessee who smoke corncob pipes."
What do you think about It?
Victory No. 1 for the New Jersey schoolboys: Contrary to a teacher's
ruling, tho State Hoard of Education has decreed that tho youth of tho Garden
State may appear In classroom sans collars. Shirts, however, havo been declared
SEEN IN THE SHOPS
Conversation hosiery has mado Its appearance at Palm Beach. It has been
said that tho noblo urt of Interesting talk is becoming lost. The new stockings
aro evidently designed to fill in the breach. Somo of them havo tho word "De
lighted" delicately embroidered on tho Instep; some "Pleased," others "Sorry"
"Will you have the next danco with me?" tho gallant youth voices these
words. It Is not embroidered on his sock.
Tho maiden whom ho has addressed, too lazy or indifferent to respond
vocally, yawns a bored ynwn nnd extends a sllkcn-clad ankle.
If aho wishes to "trip tho light fantastic" she puts out tho right foot,
let us say.
"Delighted" or "Pleased" reads the waiting one. But, alas! alack aday
for his hopes should tho left foot bo projected. It could not bo said that ho
has been given the mitten, but tha effect In Just tho samo.
The fact that tho stockings are selling for $100 a pair will probably in no
way help to malco this latest mode of expression a popular one.
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NEW CENTURY CLUB TO DISCUSS
SOCIAL SERVICE AND FOODS
Plastic Club Getting Ready for Artists' Masque.
Philomusian Club Holds Kecrcai ms
Afternoon Other Club News
SMART FROCK OP PONGEE FOR A SMALL WOMAN
ATUItAL pongee, a fabric, by tho way, which Is constantly Increasing In pop
ularity. Is used for this dainty little frock Unlike tho oiu-lnsiuoncu i .,.
hOWGer. this IMrMfHl.ie mntm-lnl llfm HtrlllPM of kllUl'S blUO Oil tllO natural
background. Tho blue nolo Is repeated on tho velvet ilhhon tlireadliigs thtouRh the
collar. Sand-colored Giorgettc form tho collar nnd sleeves. Tho waist lino Is out
lined by a dainty cording, nnd buttons and simulated buttonholes of hidf-materiai
llnlsh off the girlish model. The circular skirt la extremely full, featuring the new
Hare lines at tho hips. Tho same may bo bad In variously colored stripes on tne
same kind of a ground In sizes U and 10 years. The prlco is $2'J.50. It Is a service
able stylo for small women. , , ,,
A modified sailor hat Is shown In hemp, with a sllghllv rolling blim. Olnce
ribbon, which Is qulto a novel form of trimming, is strapped across tho crown to tlio
brim nnd binds the latter. A turf of hump bruld encircles the ciown nt tho base,
fastening with eight cnhochoni. In any color, the prlco Is $12.50.
Full particulars as to where these ai ticks may be bought will be supplied by
the Editor of tho Woman's Page, KvriNlNci I.nDonn. COS Chestnut street. The re
quest must bo accompanied by a stamped, self-addressed cnvclopo and must men
tion the dato on which tho article appeared.
HOW TO GAIN TWENTY POUNDS,
ALSO HOW TO LOSE THEM
By WILLIAM A
while somo desperate
Letters to the Editor of the Woman's Page
Address oil communications to M'I.Ihh, care of the i:eiilne I.eilKer.
side of the paper only.
Write on one
Dear JI'Llss I nm keeping company with a young mnn who my father
says stays too late at night. I am 19 years old. Do you think 11 o'clock too
lato for a man to stay to see a girl of my age? It,
In a matter like this it Is nlways safe to bo guided by one's parents. Oc
casionally, I know, fathers and mothers have difficulty In realizing that their
children havo grown up. They are Inclined to look upon them always as llttlo
"Petor Pans," who never grow up. Maybe It you talk to your father you can
compromise on 10:30. That would bo reasonable enough, would It not?
Meanwhile, plcaso do not use tho phrase "keeping company." It is
really very bad form.
Dear M'Llss Could you please give mo the nddress of tho man In Ger
' man town who gives Information on taking out papers to becomo a citizen of
the United States.
A friend of mine would like to take out his first papers, but does not
know how to go about it, or if thoro are certain days to go after tho papers.
I saw the daily papers ft few weeks past nbout a man in Germnntown
who gives tho required information, but I did not cut it out, not knowing then
that my friend wanted to take out his papers. MRS. Mel,
"Why bother to go to any "outside" person for Information concerning
naturalization papers when ono can go directly to tho Bureau of Naturaliza
tion, Room 316, Postoillce Building, 9th and Chestnut street, and get first
hand Information, free of charge?
One of the men In charge there tells mo that ho will bo glad to answer any
questions that your friend may want to put to him; there, too, he can obtain
his first papers, although If there is a night school In his neighborhood he
can get his papers there. No examination Is required at the time of taking
out the first papers.
Pi correspondent writes to us to say
that she would glvo anything if slie could
only find somo safe way to grow fat or
lean to tho extent of 20 pounds or such
Here Is the method, which wo unquali
fiedly recommend to any Individual who
Is free from organic disease and wishes to
add or subtract tho sum of 20 pounds to
or from an abnormal weight. Thero Is
just one drawback about this method of
ours, UUo many of our prescriptions: "You
can't have It rubbed In by a hired ser
vant." And somo persons might object
that It Is slow, but our answer to that
Is that It is sure.
Tho treatment takes ono year.
That will at oneo reduce tho class to a
convenient size, for most fat nnd thin
folk wunt to wither or expand in a few
days or never.
Taken dally for one sober year any of
the following articles will add 20 pounds
to the weight that is, if taken dally in
excess of a normal maintenance diet.
First. Three slices of bread.
Second. One-third of a quart of milk
(three small glasses).
Third. Three-quarters of an ounce of
For fat persons, the problem is much
easier. All that Is necessary Is to cut
BRADY, M. D.
that amount of nutriment out of tho dally
For thin persons It Is even a simpler
problem. Just eat that amount as a
fourth meal, at bedtime.
This Is no theory alone. It Is tho tried
and true method that has worked out ex
actly as described In many a case.
Just two things aro essential for suc
cess In tho treatment faith and perseverance.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Save Your Linens
und make your table look mora at
tractUo by tho use of paper dollies
wo have them In all different nat
terna and sizes. We also havo chop,
cutlet nnd pudding dish frlllu. Our
suggestions aro always free. Thesu
little things aro Inexpensive, but it Is
the useful and practical things that
make the domestic machinery run
1626 Chestnut St
The House Furnishing Store
Diet for Baby 15 Months Old
Can you give me tho proper diet for a
bnby 10 months old?
Answer This Is about right for a baby
from ono year to IS months: Milk, stale
bread soaked In milk, well-cooked oat
meal, arrowroot, or other porridge or
ready prepared breakfast food, soft
boiled egg. beef broth or mutton broth,
lice, tapioca (no raisins), orango Juice,
TItn third In a scries of lectures on "Our
Modern Tvno of Berlpt-a Heritage
from Itomc," by I'rof. Charles "bpso
Clnrk, of Yalo University, will bn given In
Houston Hall Wednesday afternoon at 4
o'clock. Professor Clark Is also director
of tho American School of Classified
Studies In Home.
Tho New Century Club of Chester will
celebrate Lincoln's Birthday with nil i ap
propriate program. Tho address will bo
mndo by Kdwaid C. Htoltes, former Clov
ornor of New Jersey. Mrs. Charles II.
Hubbard, chairman of literature, will
havo chargo of tho day.
Talks on "Unrdrn t'lots for Children"
ntul tho "New l;nw for continuation
Schools" will be given nt the, meeting of
tho Twentieth Century Club, of I-aiis-downe,
today. Mrs. Edward C. Kirk will
have charge of the meeting, which will be
under the auspices of tho Civic Commit
tee. pi, n,ml mrrtlne nf tho Pennsylva
nia Woman's 1'ioss Association will bo
held on Thursday ovcnlng at 8 o clock.
Hlectlnn of officers will bo followed by o
musical program by Miss Margaret I,.
Dalv, a composer of songs. An nddresi
on tho "Menace of tho Feeble-minded,
by Miss Kdnn It. Jatho, will also be Blvpn.
Tho public Is Invited to attend. Mrs. J. M.
Calcy Is hostess of this affnlr.
Tho New Century Club social sorvlco
department, nt which Mrs. Louis C. Ma
deira Is chairman, has arranged for thren
Important meetings this week, on topics
covering social service. Including sanita
tion, food Inspection and scientific market
ing. A pure food luncheon will bo held
at tho clubhouse, on Saturday afternoon,
nt 1 o'clock, the speakers will Include
tlr. Harvey Wiley, Dr. Charles II. I.aw.ill.
Dr. Harvey Wiley, Dr. Charles H. LaWall,
local conditions In tho pure food and drug
net. The menu will ho mado up from
the "Book of Ilcclpcs," compiled by tho
At the meeting on Friday evening nt S
tho subject of discussion will bo me wont
ing of the child labor law. Governor
Brumbaugh is expected to be present.
The speakers will bo Mrs. Florence Kelly,
of tho National Consumers' League, and
If. 13. Miles, president of the AVIsconsIn
State Board of Industrial Education.
Thero will bo a meeting of tho executive
board of the Woman's Club, of Ardmore,
on Friday afternoon at ", at tho homo of
Mrs. B. J. Hamilton, nnd on tho samo
evening at 8:13 a Pollyanna benefit will
bo given. , , ,
Today at 1 o'clock tho executive hoard
of tho Century Club of Norwood w 11
meet. At 3 a business meeting will
be held, at which Mrs. John l. I-nrrell
will read a report of the Delaware County
Association of Woman's Clubs, and Mrs.
Alfred A. Crooks will talk about the
Americanization Conference. Informal tea
will follow. ,
Tho various activities of the members
of tho Plastic Club In the Artists' Masque,
which is to bo held this year on Febru
ary 22, Is the chief topic of conversa
tion at tho clubhouse. Informal tea will
bo served ns usual tomorrow afternoon at
I. Miss Florcnco Fulton will preside.
The Saturday Club of Wayne will hold
a Mother's Day meeting today at 3. The
program Is In charge of Mrs. I-ostcr II.
Staikey, president of the West Chester
New Century Club, who will picsent tho
program. "Physical Training of the
Child" will be discussed by Mrs. C. k.
Kulngor; "Bellglous Training of tho
Child," by Mrs. Wallace P. Dick; "A
Review of tho School of Tomorrow will
bo presented by Miss Emily Hoopes. Tho
Y. W. C. A., of Philadelphia will bo
represented by Miss Carner. Music will
follow. , , , ,
Lincoln's Birthday will be celebrated on
Friday at C:30 p. m. by tho Monday Club
of Fox Chase at tho clubhouse. Hostesses
will include Mrs. Rapp, Mrs.- J. W. Ro
land. "Tho Turning Point or tne uivu
War" will be the subject of a talk by
Mrs. Hoade. Mrs. McMurray will give
a reading of "The IIlvo of Gettysburg,"
and Mrs. McNIchol will read Lincoln's
Gettysburg address. Mrs. Harper will
glvo examples of Lincoln's humor.
The Council of Jewish Women, Phila
delphia section, will hold their regular
meeting today at 2:30 in Mercantile Hall,
Broad street above Master street.
Tho Philomusian Club will hold a re
cital this afternoon nt 3. The program
will bo given by Miss Louise Wallace
Hnckney, of Chicago. Miss Hackneys
theme will be "Shakespeare's Women as
Modern Heroines." Mrs. William Potter
Davis, Jr., chairman of tho literature
and art section of tho club, Is In chargo
of tlio entertainment.
The Review Club, of Oak Dane, will
devote tomorrow after"00" to sewing for
the children's Country Week Associa
tion. Tho club wilt meet at the home of
Mrs. II. 11. D. Neuhnuser. Tho current
events section meets Thursdays at 10 a.
m. In tho library.
Just a llttlo winter,
Just a little blow, .
Just a little freezing.
Just a llttlo snow,
Just a llttlo skating
Just a little fun, ,
JtiHt a llttlo melting
By Just a little sun,
Just a llttlo mix-up
With a llttlo drop,
That with colder weather
This grip thing will stopj
Just n disappointment
When tho mercureo
Rises, and whon sneeze time
Come again wo see.
Just a little mlxtip
Of tho weather man's,
Just a making over
Of all our plans.
Just "A Cold Wave Coming,"
Coming from afar.
Then a "Fair and Warmer"
Sign, and thero yo arc!
DIVIDED ON WILSON'S
PLANS FOR DEFENl
Mrs. O. II. P. Belmont for if
tne Teeui" Mrs. BoisSe."
vain Against tho
MRS. VILLARD CRITICISE
NEW YORK. Feb. S-Woman m J,
loaders of national prominence iS
camo out both for nnd against Vrtiu
Wilson's program of prcparedness.i j
.Mrs. O. II. P. Belmont, leader nt i
militant faction of American surrrart
and chairman of the Congressional tSi'
for Woman Suffrage, is for "nronariS,;
to tho teeth."
On tho other hand, such prominent'!
frage leaders as Mrs. Henry Vlllard i
Mrs. Inez Mllholland Bolsaevaln cams l
In opposition to preparedness from a nS
tarlstlc point of view. 'jS
"None of tho countries has time to?,
tack the United States now," declar,
Mrs. Bolssovnln, who was a member?!
tho Ford pcaco party. "They are i
busy with their own concerns." a
Mrs. Belmont took tho stand that U
time has gono when men nnd gunj .
powder nro to bo considered the only
mament of a nation. Tho women mujti
considered. That Is ono of tho blg.lesjn,
that has been drawn from the conflict I
"Lot America lenrn from the Eurojul
war," said Mrs. Belmont. "Let us uc
require a war of our own to learn Ui
tho real and permanent armament ar
tho women who produce the real am
anient of a nation Its men. Let Anur
lea's national defenso consist, atnot
other things, of -the conservation of h(
Mrs. Vlllnrd criticised President TO
son for "arousing h spirit of militarism;
Marion Harland's Corner
Just Great !
Deerf oot Farm
buckwheat cakes for breakfast
1714 Walnut Street
Importer and Ladies' Tailor
Final Clearance of
Stock Taking Discoveries
Every Left-Over Suit and Coat, Many Smart and Dressy; Some
Handsome Dresses and Imported Gowns, All Winter Garments,
Are Thrown Into This
Sale Away Below Cost
Furs at Unheard-of Prices ;
Classy Fox Sets, Hare Coats, Stoles and Muffs, Nothing Re
served, Regardless of Cost. All Carry Rienzi Guarantee of
Quality and Workmanship.
Display of Spring Hats
I2VKRAI, weeks ago I was nsked
three questions, none of which I
could answer. I have tried to get in
formation concerning these and havo fail
ed. Could you answer them for mo? They
are: What is the smallest thing In the
world? What Is tho largest thing In the
world? What is tho most usles.i thing
in tlio world? I would bo glad If you
could answer theso questions for me.
The three puzzles aro referred smiling
ly to the constituency at large. Wo shall
bo happy to publish tho various replies.
Tho diversity of opinions upon tho sub
ject should bo curious. If not edifying
What is the consensus of tho great and
Water Spots on Silk
"Will you kindly tell mo ns soon as votl
can how to clean a light blue mcssnllne
silk waist which has water spots on It?
"V. B. N."
First try sponging tho ring with pure
alcohol, putting blotting paper under tho
silk whilo you sponge. WIpo dry at o'neo
Should a ring remain, stretch the silk taut
and scratch gently with your finger nail
around tho edges of tho ring always
away from It and evenly until you have
blended tho darkened spots with tlio rest
of tho silk. If done skillfully, this will
often make the blur nearly If not quite Im
perceptible. If, in cleaning silk, you will
put a thick, dry pad of raw cotton under
tho stained part of tho stuff, thero will be
llttlo danger of tho ring.
Care of Ivory
"I havo Just had a nrcsent of an Ivnrv
toilet and manicure set, and I nm coming
to you lor nuvico as to tlio care of It to
prevent the ivory yellowing. Any ndvlco
you can glvo me upon this subject will
bo gratefully received.
".MRS. N. R. C."
Never clean Ivory with hot water or
with strong suds. Keep your set clei
by wiping dally with a clean cloth dW
cued slightly with lukewarm wattr
wiping perfectly dry Immediately. Sho
tho Ivory become yellow, rub gently Trith
tho finest rnndpnper you can Bet, mi
polish with chamois. Shmld this fall f
whiten tho Ivory, wash with peroxide e'
hydrogen nnd lay In the sun for an hon
.All communlrntlonft nddrenned toMirta"
llr.rlnml should Inclosf a (damped, itlf.
nddrrflfled cmrlopo nnd n clipping of tbi
article In which you nrn Interested. Trr
sonx wishing to nld In tho rhailUblt
work of tho II. II. C. should write Marlon
llnrland. In enre of thin impcr, for id.
dreksrs nf those they would like la help,'
nnd, hnTitiK received Ihem, conunualciU
direct with these partjei.
Ho who woos nnd runs away may lln
to ngni a urcacn oi promise suit,
and tho garcon lovo
Empire Cleaning & Dyeing Co.
4G So. 8th Street
8th Ab. Chestnut
Phono Walnut 4G77
Best of Service
A trial will convince youj
The New Waists
A notable collection of styles in the, simple Lingerie
effects in current vogue
From $2.00 to $3.00
of Batiste, Voile and Striped Marquisette, ruffles
with plaitings, fine tucks. Mostly all white, although
some have a touch of dainty colors. The new flat
collar and the convenient convertible cojlar.
Of course there is also great plenitude of more
Imported Crepe Coat Suits
in white and colors $20 to $28.
And of Jersey Silk from $30 to $35.
Our stock of
is unusually fine.
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