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EVENING LEDGER-PHILADELPHIA, WEDNESDAY, F-mrAnT fl, 19l(
NEW BATHING SUITS DEFY
DESCRIPTION, DECLARES M'LISS
Who Proceeds to Describe Them, Thereby
, Making Joseph's Famous Coat Seem a Tame
i and Colorless Garment in Comparison
I'T WAS Gelelt Burgess, was It not, who llrHt astonished the world with tho
announcement that he hail never seen u purple cow? 1 have made nn equally
startling discovery n positive, not n. negative, one. Up until toduy I lmd never
seen n purplo bathing suit. Alas! 1 win never truthfully say or write these
Today, us I wns passing through one of the shops, my unsuspicious glance,
roaming around with the avidity of the lllhlicul Hon, socking tu devour something
for tho purposes of this column, came upon It In all Its abbreviated gaudlncss,
I'urplo It Is, shiny and satiny, and of a mode tinted like il saucy lampshade.
Further Investigation showed the purple bathing costume to bo not the least
quiet member of a little group Haunting Itself very plausibly as 1'alm Hrach
"goods," and causing an altogether seasonable shiver to trickle down the spines
ot us back-home folks.
If these harbingers of summer are any Indication of what the surf regallu
of the coming season Is to resemble, a new Matisse, with more rabid notions
of color and form than any the arch-futuilst has yet put forward, will have to
be born to do complete Jjstice to the occasion.
Plaids characterized to make the clans Campbell and MacDougol tool their
bag-pipes In a supet-nngulsb ot Jealous rage are vying with checks and stripes
and color combinations to make the bathing suits louder than any --centimetre
KUti that ever boomed l.ortb from a Clerman trench.
No article of feminine raiment, In fact, not even woman herself has gone
through such a process of evolution ns bus the" bathing suit. The day wns when
this garment was regarded merely ns a utility gnimont and showed It. Tho
possible effect of the raw salt of tin- waves and the Intense heat of the sun
was taken Into consideration when the prospective bather went a suit pur
chasing. Stout flannels and unyielding mohairs were virtually the sole mate
"Will you have It black or dark blue?" was the only query the saleswoman
could put. True, there might have been other distinguishing marks In the mat
ter of braid. Thero could have been black braid or blue, or white. Hut beyond
this tho Imagination of tho manufacturers and designers did not extend. Ha th
ing suits were black or blue, braided or unhruldcd, cut V-neck or tumid, but
always modestly, and lnvailably had short sleeves.
Behold now tho bewildering display that the elegant person, who is the sales
woman, spreads before your eye: llathlng suits with high fastenings under
the chin and long sleeves and panties that resemble riding trousers, and bathing
suits cut low like a bull gown, with sklrtlets of n I'avlowa bullet mode, cry
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j by themselves and mixed, worse than a drunkard's dream of n fancy cocktnll,
are tho colors set forth to tempt you to do brave things and buy. Hats, caps,
slippers and pnrnsoli of like complexion contribute to the orgy, and make
one wonder whnt sort of hectic nightmare the strand will resemble when the
j world nt large disports Itself In vacation mood.
Crying for the Moon
It seems almost Impossible to believe that any one even a little boy
could cry out loud for the moon In this duy of practical realism, with fairies
and ghosts In hiding and the naked truth stalking abroad.
But listen to a conversation I beard In a subway car this morning:
"George Is a strange child," said one woman to her companion. "There
Is much In him I do not understand. Last night when we were on our way
to Annie's he saw the crescent of the new moon hanging In the western sky.
"'Mamma,' he said, 't want that!'"
Tho second woman agreed that he was indeed n strange child, and they did
not pursue the subject any further.
But It occurred to mo that maybe a great many of us yearn, in secret, at
least, for the moon or Its equivalent nourish longings that are as far away from
possible realization, desires thnt in waking dreams ate as distant :is the moon
ttnd all the stnrs.
Look intently tonight at the western heavens within an hour after dark.
You will see, In a silent glorious majesty. Venus, and a little above, and to the
south of her, Jupiter. If you know the stnrs they will greet you ns old friends;
but If you do or do not, provided you have any poetry In your soul, you will
not have to gaze and dream but a moment without debntlng with yourself that
you would like to know them Intimately, If only for the possible reason that
within them may be the realization of all your hopes, your lost alms, your
I think the highest wisdom commands us to wish for very much more than
the moon or Venus or Jupiter even the Sun. nnd Saturn, and all the far-off
hosts of the heavens. It Is this sort of wisdom which inculcates the decision to
hitch our wagon to a star. Instead, as so many of us do. who, following the lino
ot least resistance and the path of discarded Ideals, hitch our erstwhile .star
to the lowly wagon.
SEEN IN THE SHOPS
AMTTI.B boy will
mortified middy stilt,
with Its sURgestlon
of a real grown-up
costume. Tho waist
Is made of copen
blue chambray, with
collar, trousers ntu:
pipings of white
ribbed madias. A
little touch of smock
ing Is Introduced nt
tha neck, while ful
ness Is allowed bv
groups of Ninnl'
tucks oxer thn
penrl buttons g!c i
pretty Mulsh, and n
liracrfut design lit
cross-stitch on the
collar entries out the
color scheme of the
whole. The nrlce Is
Tho sl7es Include
those from 2 to 4
yenrs, and limy be
had all In one color,
or In any chosen
1'ull particulars ns
to where this cos
tume may lm bought
will be supplied bv
the IMItor of the
Woman's ! ir e.
Kvk.vino I.i:ixjkii. COS
Chestnut street. The
leanest must lm ac
companied by n
must mention tin
date on whlsli the
Fashions and Fads
.Many things can
he done with a senrf
of tulle where the
evening dress Is
A groat deal of
silk or bead cmhiold
ery Is used even on
Itoudolr Jackets arc
tighter; tlioy even
follow tho linos of
t h p old-fashioned
I r'wi -, if'
Wmmm t " 'A
H&v Mm v ' ' A
AN ATTRACTIVE SUIT KOIl THE SMALL BOY
Marion Harland's Corner
What Has Become of Grandma?
Somebody has complained that there ure no giandmothers any more; that
when you look for such a person whom your mind's eye conceives to be a vision
In lavender and old lace, you find only a bedizened creature a sort of re
juvenated "chicken," to drop into the argot of the btrects, caparisoned In short,
Immodest skirts, Frcncli heels and tho latest thing in coquettish bonnets.
Chicago clubwomen believe this complaint to be Justified. As a result of
their belief, when the American Federation of Woman's Clubs meets hi Now
York in May, they will launch a tight for dress reform In the hope of bringing
about a movement that will prevent young girls from dressing llko matrons
and old women like 'flappers."
Which, Of course, raises tho ancient question, When Is a woman old?
Letters to the Editor of the Woman's Page
AddrrMn all rommunlcutlon tu M'l.K. tare of the Kirnlng l.fifxer.
ulile uf the puper only.
Writti on one
Dear M'LIss The question "Should Women Smoke?" revived by your most
interesting reference to what has become homnwlmt of a social custom among
the elite of tlio country, is one upon which opinion will continue to differ.
To my mind It Is essentially one of environment and of the characteristics
of a people. In Spain, for Instance, nnd in all the Latin-American countries,
smoking among women Is tho rule, not the exception, nnd, being tho rule, It Is
taken ns a matter of course, eliciting neither comment nor surprise.
In Ireland, especially In the Irlsh-spenklng districts of Connnught and Done
gal, a largo percentage of the elder women of tho humbler classes smoke their
short-stemmed clay pipes as regularly as the men, and many a time have I,
when a youth, shared my supply of tobacco with them. Nobody was surprised at
their smoking, simply because It was the custom, and In Ireland, tu my young
days, customs had all the sanctity and authority of a law.
When umbrellas were first introduced In Kngland, the man who used one
was regarded as effeminate. Now, the man who does not Is regarded as a fool.
All these things nro regulated by custom, and If the custom of women smoking
does not prevail In this country, that fact Is no argument why smoking should
not be Indulged in .by them. Innovations are often tho spice of life, and tho
innovation of smoking among women need not necessarily bo regarded as an
As for the harmless smoking of n cigarette being regarded as unladylike,
unfemlnlne nnd unrefined, that Is pura and simple rot. Let women smoke,
therefore, If they wish. They have as much right to do so as men have, and
theso are, or should be, the days of equal rights for all. Independent of every
thing and, least of all, of sex. E, j, COA",
Dear M'LIss I have a dog that I would like to enter In tho Dog Show to
be given by the Philadelphia Kennel Club on February 28 nnd 29.
Could you tell me whom to write or see In order to enter the dog? Thanking
you In advance, MISS M. C.
Write to Mr. George Foley, of Lansdowne, the superintendent of the Dog
Show, for Information nnd entry blank.
Spots on Pink Silk
"T AM a render of the Corner and hhnu d
X he glad to Ket u forintiU which
would tai(, Hpots out uf pink slllc stock
ings. The spot was made by it Mietln
shoe when wet. It is right In the flout
of tlin stocking! Please publish this as
soon ns possible. if. S "
Try a detersive of my own Invention
which lias wrought marvels upon stains
of divers kinds within the last doyen
years. Put together equal paits of giniu
alcohol and chloroform and add to each
pint of the mixture two teaspoons of
Household ammonia. Wnh tho stain with
this, putting a blotting paper or a wad of
clean absorbent cotton under the silk, and
lay in tho him to dry. If the color Is
changed liy the liquid, touch with am
monia to restoie It. Itepeat the piueess
If one application does not iciiiove the
Her Baby Needs Clothes
"Ilavo any of the members of the Cor
ner leftover baby clothes they will give
away? I have a sweet little baby, nnd,
owing to past misfortune, 1 am unable
to buy flunnnls for its use. I ilo not ask
for new clothing, hut if nnj. one has
plenty, will she semi n few leftovers to
me? I will help the Corner when I chu
Tho mother's letter has wrought might
ily upon my sympathies. laro 1 tiespass
upon the patience of motherly readcis to
far as to press home upon their considera
tion this story?
Needy Family Wants Stove
"Among your geueious tainily of Cor-
nerltes. Ih theie one who has a kitchen
cook stove which she no longer needs'.' 1
am appealing lit behalf of a deserving
family, to whom lick of woik mid slelt
uoss have In ought severe privation. Theie
lire two little i hlldren, one of whom Is
delicate nnd the father has been sick for
weeks with pleurisy. The mother works,
but Is unable to liny a stove. Truly, little
does one-half of the world know how the
other half lives. .MItS. M. A."
Tills Is a piteous tale, tho truth of
which is vouched for by a responsible co
worker. Sho says, sadly and truly, that
one-half of the world reeks little of how
the other half lives and suffers! It may
bo that a rook stove discarded for a gas
range may bo Idle In the lumber room of
a well-to-do- lonstltucnt. Instead of pack
ing It off to the auction room, write to us
for the addie.ss of the tolling woman's
Asks for Heading .Matter
"May I venture to ask for somo of tho
reading matter and embroidery patterns,
If not already given away? I havo re
cently moved here und havo no friends.
Such things will help pass away tho
lonely hours. 1 should also like to haiu
a book on embroidery Instructions If any
ono has it to spare I havo a few felt
flags and velvet rugs, such us ure put
into cigarette boxes, which I will give to
any one who cars for them. J. c "
A stranger in a strange city, where
she has not had time to make friends,
asks this boon of us. We should be able
ASK FOR and GET
Cheap substitutes cost YOU same prlo
to send books mid magazines. The espe
cial lot to which she alludes was ills
posed of long ago. There inn magazines
in abundance everywhere to which sho
fchnulil be heartily welcome. Take a few
minutes to do up a few of tlio best and
send to us for her address.
Something- to Read
"I hope you will have room In your
Corner for mo. 1 should like a few novels
ami magazines. I live on u faun und
can't nffoid to buy them. I have to give
away a pair of skates, a baby's hood and
leggings for u child about 2 years of age.
".Mrs. .1. C."
We will collect the books and periodicals
for you with pleasure. This much I can
almost guaiantee when other farm
dwellers have lead vuiir letter. Your
pi offered gifts will be thankfully received
by mothers with skating bovs and babies
who need outdoor clothing. You are good
to think of us, and we would not be back
ward In reciprocating the kindness.
Ml rnmmuntcntlnns nddrcssrd (oMnrlnn
Itnrlunc Minulil Inclose n stamped, nrlt
udilrrsifd envelope nnd n clipping of tho
urllrfr hi which joii are intereMcd. 1'cr
Mins nfslilni; In uid In the chnrltnhlo
unrl: of the II. II. C. should write Marlon
llarland. In enre of IhN puiier, for ud
dressrs of IIiohc they would like to help,
nnd. limine rrecltrd tliciii, communicate
direct with theso parties.
TilE CHEERFUL CHERV5
5orre. precious tkirvj
eccK morrervt gives
To Kim wKo fully,
And .ny time I cavt
At le-t-st I'm
PUSH PLAN TO BUILD
A PROTECTED HARBOR
Serve Notice Upon City Com
mission That Facilities for
Vessels Must Be
WANT 25-FOOT CHANNEL
ATfiAS'TIC CITV. I'eb n-Kmtv of the
i...,.ii.., him, nt Ihlu rlt. repieetilltig
the four most aggressive civic bodies.
have arranged to serve notice upon ihe
Cltv Commission thai Atlantic Clt must j
have lermlnnl facilities to sieiu.i. ..
lines nnd a protected harbor for visit
ing plciisuie craft.
The Conimlssloneis will be asked. It
was announced today, to take up 1 1"
KiiRlncer Hackney's plans for tho con
struction of n boulevnrd enclosed ter
minal and yacht basin upon prof"1'
owned by the Penrose estnte. of I hlln
delphln, nt the head of the Inlet. A
critical situation lias arisen, for the
Federal outhotltles at Washington have
Insisted upon having positive assurances
that Atlantic City proposes to piovlde
the reiiulslle terminals betoro mnltllih
provision for the M-foot channel the ho
tel and business Interests arc demand
ing. Imports' reports that terminal facili
ties built upon a scale credltnble to the
resort will cost Jl.wi.uw no luiwn .um"
business men. The new spirit Is a Bcnucl
of earnest recommendations fiom rhlla
delpliliins nnd others, speaking before
business bodies, that Atlantic City shall
cut loose and build for tho future upon
an iimbltlous scale.
Plans now taking form for n concerieu
protest to the State Automobile Depart
ment nt Trenton ngalnst persecution of
motorists bound Tor the shore, will be
given tho Indorsement of the Hotel Mens
Association Thursday night, nt the Hotel
Holmlnirst. Hotel and business Interests
have united In a Joint committee, which
will nppeal to the Legislature for relief
through legislation If Governor Fielder
cannot gunrnntce tho curbing of fee
hungry justices and constables who col
lect tribute from hundreds of ntitoniobll
Ists nlong the seashore routes. A bill to
forbid the setting up of so-called "speed
traps" Is seriously proposed.
One explanation of Atlantic City's rec
old breaking January Is found In ofTlclnl
weather statistics showing that the aver
age temperature wns 4 degrees above the
normal and the precipitation greatly below
tho average. January hit a high mark
when the mercury recorded 68 in tlio
The jitney "war" here Is no Joke for
hundreds of cottage owners In lower Chel
sea. Venlnor and Margate. L'nless somo
way is found to enable the bankrupt At
lantic City nnd Shore Hallway to resume
its curtailed service, It Is freely predicted
many who havo found Ventnor delightful
III summer for ycara will tako cottages
In tho upper colony instead, so as to be
within the five-mintito trolley zone.
Many believe tlio reduction of Ventnor
service, which has brought official pro
tests from authorities there. Is part of a
move to make Ventnor folk allies ot tho
trolley In Its fight to put tho Jitney out of
business, hut that does not change tho sit
uation, l'nless competition is or regu
lated so that cars may le operated at a
profit Ventnor Is going to have depressing
Tlio Philadelphia colony Is Increasing
steadily. Mr. and Mrs. Can oil S. Tyton
are among the newcomers at the
Mrs. J. II. Marshall, of Langhorne, nnd
Mr. and Mrs. Graham Wood are at tho
Mrs. F. W. Foulkcs, of Hryn Mawr, is
at the Dennis with Mrs. R I... Latimer,
of Wilmington, N. C. Miss Anne
l.uiighlin. of Chestnut Hill, Is accom
panied by Miss Fleanor lteail, of Pitts
burgh. Mrs. T. F. Dixon, of Chestnut Hill, is
at the Shelburno with Mrs. II. D. Pratt.
.Mrs. Addle F. Liverlght Is visiting
Mrs. J. M. Ilymnn nt the same hotel.
Mrs. C. M. Ostrundcr Is hero with Miss
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SUGGESTION i'UKuiJLNUJUiN uax 11
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To THT hostess planning a luncheon or
dinner, the table decorations are nn
Item of considerable Importance
The table shown nDovo offers several
new suggestions to a perplexed hostess
desirous of giving a Lincoln's Illrthdny
nartv for her voting son or daughter, al
thoUKh there Is little doubt that II would
he appreciated by the "grown-ups" as
The fascinating log cabin used as the
centrepiece of tho table is made of brown
crepo paper cleverly rolled over tiny
sticks, to represent logs of wood, and
nre held In place by long pins or glue.
Two small silk flags nre fastened over
tho entrance, and ns the cabin Itself Is
hollow with n removable roof. It might
be filled with favors attached to ribbons,
after tlio manner of a "Jack Homer" pie.
It is Inexpensive to buy, or could even
vwtjuOftanfc yU-jii ifc vsv
' - TiTi
be manufactured nt lmm ...
much diniculty b any one wlii "Vjf
spare time, and nimble Angers, at , J
tlonnl expense. '"nil
Tho tablecloth Is of heavy creM .'
one of several attractive designs w
rnmn nonttv hnvml nn rn. ... . 4
slonsi tho bells traced on this pa rta
cloth are most cffectlvo and a Xu
chango from tho more or lejs mZ
linen covers nf nveev-,lo, ...... . "
design Is carried out in the candltiiS
and the napkins have a patriotic S
tied by ribbon mound each one. Thi,v
is further embellished by red, &
vals, and the various entrees and n
should huvo tiny flags thrust In themk
foro serving. It would bo difficult Iok
prove on this effective and eminently
nionrl.lto table ileenrntln,, f , ' ."
Ulrthday, nnd nt tlio same time It Jf,'
ulriiti1r find litnvfiAiiuIiin
Cream of Tartar
which is derived from grapes, has
no substitute for making a baking
powder of the highest quality.
That is the reason it is used in
Royal Baking Powder, which con
tinues to maintain its preeminence
for making the finest and most
Made from Cream o3 Tartar
No Alain No Phosphate
The greater strength and richer
come solely (rem using tho
very best cocoa beans and
from developing everv oar-
tide of their natural quail
ties. B. 0. WILBUB k SONS,
id Fur She
own ana rur onoo
Cordially invites you to its
REVUE des MODES
racing nn exhibit of the newest and
most unproved Spring styles In
Suits, Coats, Waists,
Blouses and Dresses
Kxact copies of authentic French
models will bo niado for you In
our custom - tailoring depart
ment at most reasonable prices.
AVINTiS and Serges
J Be sure and take advantaee of the followinf?
advance season sale prices before February 15th.
-ii a J
llrKiilnr 950 Stilts
During ThlN Sulr
SiiUn (Hut art IU-r- SOC
lllnrly ?.'!.', ,t 910 UU
Linens and Handsome Gab- t m Cf
nrdines and Poplins, Regit- Vri'Ow
larly $8 and $10
... Mr. A. Needloman Klvos his personal attention to
tho cuttliiR- and fitting of overy garment.
Next to Keith's. 3d Floor. Take Elevato .
Formerly 10O-I Chestnut Street
Mfrs.' February Sale of Quality
Davenports, Easy Chairs and Living Room Suites
IJ.Wn.M'OHT.S Ulnm, Colonial, Jn-
ruiM'iwi, 1..1 ii in-, i.uiiin .v mill
('burled II, gnu. IMS, mill, 1532, 57, SlU,
9ir, 9, a, 9, CJinir III 3H3,
13SV ril.WIIS All-over covered, (nn
e(rlex, w-lourH uml lentlier, IH, ttti'.
2-l, 827. S30. sail. 17, 12 (o s,-,5i otuer
a 12.75, 911, IU, S1H.
A deposit will secure any purchaso tilt
wunted. Wo frunrnnteo promnt. careful
delivery rreo within 100 miles.
The Only Manufacturers In Philadelphia Selling at Retail. New, Stytoh
Goods. We Will Absolutely Save You One-Third.
W. W. & H. H. Knell SsSi'THTS.
Established 1838 lleloiv Walnut
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MILLIE AND HER MILLIONS
IN SOME CASES THE ONLY WAY IS TO GRIN AND BEAR IT
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