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EVMlNb LEDGER PHTtJADBLPHlA THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1916.
LONG SKIRTS?. POOH! SAY GIRLS
SEEN IN THE SHOPS
'DIRECf ACTION URGED
OF MRS. EDISON'S DRESSCODlii
SKIRTS GOING UP OR
COMING DOWN? ASKS M'LISS
She Does Not Believe With Mrs. Edison That
Four Inches From the Ground Constitutes In
decency, Although It May Mean Ungainliness
TUB entrance of Mrs. Thomns A. Edison Into the ranks of tho lrcsn re
formists leads one to the conclusion that the eminent, but not often Jicnrd of
Tvomati, Is tired of basking In tho electric rIow of her renowned husband's
"Skirts," declares this latest censor from Now Jersey, cntanultluc herself
Into tho limelight, "must come down. AnythlnR higher than four Inohes j
Is. Indecent. I nm not against low-cut drcsse3, so Ions as they itrc within !
One Is tempted to wonder If Mrs. Edison's liberality In repard lo the
decolleto Is tho outcomo of tho consciousness of tho very beautiful neck and
shoulders; Bho Is said to possess, thoURh, of course, It should not follow that '
her disapproval of abbreviated skirts Is attributable to any corresponding con- j
scioUsncss of her pedal extremities.
t do not Intend to champion tho short skirt. In fact I think It t extremely
awkward nnd ungainly when worn by long, lanky women, or short, dumpy
ones;. Uut I cannot seo the Indecency that attaches to tho wearing of such
a skirt, nny more than I should bo shocked by tho sudden appearance of kneo
breeches on our streets, should the masculine style-makers decree this style.
It Is, of course, within tho range of possibility that ono might bo
shocked by the lack of symmetry of somo of the calves thus displayed: just ns
ono. might bo struck with the perfection of others. One's sense of beauty might
be affected, but ono's sense of morals should not be. ,
U there wero nnthlng Indecent In n short skirt, then the Alsutlan peasants,
the Tyrolean mountaineers, tho Gallclan women all would bu claused among
the Indecent, whereas It Is commonly known they arc tho most modest of
A very short skirt may nosumo the proportions of tho frcnklsh, but It Is
Infinitely moro to bo desired than tho very long one of live (or was It ten 7)
years ago. Thl3 was tho original street-sweeper nnd gcrm-collcctor. It was
responsible for the coming of tho pedestrian skirt, that modest garment which
stopped virtuously enough nt tho ankle.
Horrors! Tho prudes all but faded away at tho advent of this. What
waB tho naughty world coming to? The practicability of the pedestrian skirt,
however, Impressed Itself upon a fow of tho sane. In their enthusiasm they
may have shortened It slightly. Then tho world beenmo calloused to ankles,
nnd sklrt3 went up to tho shoe-tops. Now It cannot be denied they are
vacillating midway between this point nnd tho kneo. It can no longer be said
with tho epigrammatist that morality covers a multitude of shins,
Maybo tho reformers have somo reason for their alurm.' Perhaps they
believe that skirts, tho least static artlclo In the feminine wardrobe, will go
up Instead of coming down. That would, Indeed, bo truly alarming, but
lowing1 tho wholo history of fashion from the days of tho (lowing robes of
tho Greeks down to present day modes, hns any really salaclously Indecent
costumo ever been accepted by any but a small minority of women? I do not
Many of my sentimental correspondents wrlto to mo for ndvlco ennccrn
Inff the" young men with whom they nro "keeping company" or with whom they
have "dales." Theso nro tho phrases to mnke the blood boll and the eye see
red, And a monument should be erected to him who could effectively wipe
them out of tho language.
. 1W.V., iiuncici, uu.igura iiii
pany" are not nearly so bad, in effect, as the net Itself. "Keening company,"
he declares, Is In reality a sort of trial engagement which In many cases does
npt, as mo3t engagements arc supposed to, terminate In marriage. A girl
"keeps company" with a young man to tho exclusion of all other desirable
males. Ijlko trial marriage, it would tend to work out more to tho dis
advantage of tho woman than to tho man.
Let's not "keop company" then actually or verbally. And don't let's make
"dates" or break them, either. Engagements not the trial kind and appoint
ments aro much better. M'l.lSS.
Letters to the Editor of the Woman's Page
Addms nil romniiiiilcatlunn to M'l.i, rate of tlir riming Lrtlcer.
mUIp of the paper only.
Dear M'Lliss Being a constant reader of your valuable column. I wish to
say. a few words on smoking, tho subject being raised by your article of a
fow days ago.
What It is my dcslro to point out Is this: that girls under 21, who have
tho habit of smoking, do it mostly In conjunction with drinking and merely
with an effort of attempting to bb smart. Smoking Is, In itself, to nil visible
effects, a harmless enough habit and there Is no reason why any girl 21 or
over (or at least thoso who have sufficient senso to know what they aro
doing) snould not indulge In cigarettes or cigars If they like. Tho lino should
bo drawn nt pipes and chewing tobacco, however, don't you think so?
One thing that should bo emphasized In your dally talk Is tho growing
prevalence among tho girls just out of school (with nothing to do in tho
afternoon or evening except to go to tho cafes or the movies; who need not
arise from their beauty sleep until noon unless they want to) to make a
practice of hanging around the waiting rooms of tho hotels, stntlons and do
partmept stores. They wait to pick up thoso unfortunato men to whom they
may or may not have been introduced.
Not one In CO of theso girls will go downstairs for n dnnco (or upstairs
as the case may bo) without drinking a cocktail. In fact they drink Infre
quently less thnn half a dozen at a rate that shocks even a callous man.
' Borrowing ten cents from their temporary protector they phone home
an excuse for their absence from dinner, the same being nnother item checked
up to tho profit nnd loss account. By midnight, so I'm told, the young girl
Is usually drunk. Exaggeration Is not my forte, so If you don't believo mo
go down some night nnd take a peek for yourself.
Dear M'LIss Can you recommend a remedy for the removal of hair on tho
upper lip? I use no creams at all for my face, and yet It Is becoming noticeable.
I shall be grateful for your kindness. ANXIOUS.
Electrolysis, I am told. Is tho only method by which hair can be removed
permanently. It is a bit painful, however, and should you decide to submit
yourself to it, be sure that only an expert wields tho needle.
A voman whom I know has been very successful In bleaching tho hair
ob her upper lip and discouraging Us growth by nightly applications of
peroxide ot hydrogen, three parts, and household ammonia, ono part. The
ammonia. It seems to me, would bo very harsh to tho skin, although she tells
me 'It has not had any bad effect on hers. Depilatories will removo tho hair
temporarily, but In the end only tend to make It return thicker nnd blacker.
Dear M'LlIss I was pleased to read your most interesting article on the
study of the Spanish language, which appeared about two weeks ago.
As I have been studying the language myself for two years I am quite
anxious to find an opportunity to use It. I Infer from your article that you
are acquainted with firms, both in this country' and in South America, who
are anxious to secure capable parties to handle their Spanish correspondence.
I would be very much pleased to have you Inform me of the names of
some of these firms, so that I may take the matter up direct, with the hope
of securing a position in that capacity.
I might add that I am an expert stenographer and typewriter, having
engaged in that line of work for upwards of six years. I wish to thank you
In advance for anything you may be able to do for me. Very sincerely yours,
Washington, D. C. GORDON C. TRUE.
Your query will be answered in the manner you request., in several days.
MILLIE AND HER
r-WJOVEL.'THERCS NOTHING SUMS MC
I PETTERTHAN ACOMrORTABLC CHAJR
T AND A GOOD OOOK
iiuisiJicuuy mm ino worus "Keeping com- i
Write on one
of poems i wrote myself
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WITH tho Hut openings of the spring a womnn'n Interest In tho t'v millinery
and neckwear begins to grow. In fiirt, n mere mnn suggests Hint oven tho
openings nrp ui'iici rrssiry. Due of the Hint inoilols U the dainty flowered
toque which Is Hlmwn In today's llltistinllon. It Ih entirely fashioned of scarlet
popples, finished with single upstanding loop of uitln-strlpcd gauze ribbon of the
same brilliant slmde. The pileo Is $10. The same model comes In other color combinations-,
FiU'h as yellow poppies, violets, nncs, pantiles, etc, nt tho same price.
A mallno neck rulT gives softness to the youthful face, nnd the stylo shown Is
made of white timllne. vcllid with blnrk. Tiny mitln bows on cither side of the
ffiont give charm. This comes hi wnterproof material In any rolor combination
TIic central figure wears n new Bun
upper and lilntk straw tho lower side of
Jet Is tho sole trimming, and it sells for $7.iil). Tho collar worn by the same model
Is double, with simulated border nnd hiind-cinbrnldcreil dots. Tho price Is ft.
A dressy hat of blucl; mallnc shows the tendencies for fancy hata which nro
bo uotlcenblu on some of the now models The clown Is shlnod and the brim Is
edged with Jet. The winged bow Is also Jet-tilmmed. 1'iico $8.
Full particulars as to where these articles may be bought will be supplied by
the Editor of the Woman's Page, KvnxiNo I.Ktinmt, SOP Chestnut street. The re
quest must bo accompanied by n stamped, sclf-addrcsscd cnclopa nnd must men
tion the date on which the nrllelc appeared.
WHY WE SHOULD MODIFY BABY'S
MILK AND HOW TO DO IT
By WILLIAM A.
THll average constituency of human
milk nnd ot low's mill: Im about this:
Fat 4.00 per cent. 4.00 tier cent.
.Sugar 7.00 per cent. I.7! per i"nf.
I'roteln l.no per cent. 3.60 per cent.
.Mineral O.l'O per cent. 0.70 per cent.
Thus they are about the same In quan
tity of fat: human milk contains consider
ably moro milk hugur than cow's milk,
and less than half ns much protein (al
bumin, cheese). Tho difference In mineral
salts Is negligible.
Now when U Is necessary to substitute
an artificial food for a baby's natural
food, cow's milk makes the neraest known
Imitation. Uut in order to mako cow's
milk still more like human milk, wc dilute
tho milk, thus reducing tho 'strength of
protein, then we add milk sugar and
possibly fresh cream to brins the other
essentlnls vp to approximate the propor
tions of fat nnd sugar In human milk.
Ono of the most practical ways ot modi
fying milk to render it sultublo for a baby
Is by taking a Jar of pure milk,, picfer
ably certified, letting it stand In a cold
placo n few hours, or until tho cream
rises, then dipping the upper third- of the
milk out by moans of a Clinpin inllk dip
per (a little dipper holding Just ono ounce
and easily Inserted in n milk Jar) without
disturbing the lower layers of tho milk.
This fresh upper milk contains about
10 per cent. fat. For a very young baby,
the fnod should contain only about 2 or 3
per cent, fat, which is ns much as can
bo digested at first. In order to convert
10 per cent, milk (the upper milk) Into
2 per cent. milk. ou mix ono part milk
with four parts water, ns any arithmeti
cian will tell you. So let us put It In
Remove the upper third (about nine
ounces from a quart Jar of ccrtllled
milk which 1ms Blood for about four hours
In a cold place. (Use a Cliaplu milk dip
per, never a tube and mouch suction.)
RICHMOND MADE "BOSS"
Parish Elects Suspended Rector Di
rector and Criticises Bishop
The Rov. George Chalmers Richmond
is enabled today to dischargo somo of his
duties as rector, despite his suspension
by Bishop Khlnelander, ns the result of
action taken by 0 members of St. John's
Episcopal Church, of 3d nnd Brown
The churchmen met In the Parish
House last night and elected Mr. Rich
mond their "Director of Parish Affairs."
Under this head, Mr. Richmond will re
gain many of his former powers as rector
of the church.
By n unanimous voto the congregation
also severely criticised Bishop Rhine
lander and demanded his resignation.
Robert L. ICeene presided at the meet
ing and Charles' Raymond acted as secre
tary. Every one present was intensely
loyal to Mr. Richmond.
"If It comes to the worst," said Mr.
Richmond after the meeting, "St. John's
congregation will, if it wishes, leave the
Episcopal Church and go into another
The current events section of the
Woman's Club of Morton nnd Rutledge
will meet tomorrow afternoon from 2 to 3
o'clock. At 3 o'clock there will be a
stated meeting and entertainment by the
junior department. Miss Jean Lewis
Ueatty will be the chairman.
IN HATS AND NECKWEAU
Toy tailored hnt. Copen satin faces tho
the brim. A cliio ornament of blue nnd
BRADY, M. D.
Of this upper milk take four ounces. Of
milk and hunr tuko one and one-half
ounces (thiee tnblcspoonfuln). Of water
(boiled) or oatmeal water or barloy water
take enough to make tho whole mixture
measure 20 ounces.
Week by nook the strength of the food
may be Increased by using one moro
ounce ot tho upper milk, and ono less
ounce nf water or diluent. Hut keep add
ing tile mill: sugar In tho samo propor
tions. When tnado up tho day's supply
of food should bo kept in a covered or
Healed vessel ill a cold place, stirred up
when a bottle is to be filled, and the bottle
warmed befoio feeding.
For a baby three or four months old
twice as much ot all Ingredients should be
used for a day's supply, and It would bo
proper to start in at a little higher
strength of upper milk In tho mixture, say
II or 10 ounces In tho 40-oupte mixture.
From the amounts of protein In human
and cow's milk it Is quite obvious that
dilution Is necessary until tho baby's di
gestion Is capable of caring for bo much
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Fast Living, Gas, Insomnia
lilies guHriiu.se Insomnia? I retire about
10, but wako around 3 a. m. and sleep
little afterward. I have unpleasant
dreams. Think 1 have abused myself by
eating too fast.
Answer And too much. Hasty eating
and overeating are the commonest causes
of digestive disturbances, gas, autointoxi
cation, and all the symptoms that condi
tion covers. That lq what tho Bread and
Milk Club Is for to rest the metabolism
Mondays. Hotter Join. All you havo to
do Is limit yourticlf to bread or crackers
and milk all day .Monday of each week
somo milk and a cracker or bit of bread
every two or two and one-half hours from
early morn till bedtime.
ANY ONE SEEN HER NIECE?
Aunt Offers Reward for Girl, Believed
to Have Eloped
A reward has been offered for Infor
mation concerning tho whereabouts of
Miss Grace McLaughlin, of Now York
city, who Is said to havo eloped with
George SI. Stevens, proprlotor of a garage.
Tho young woman Inherited a small for
tune from her father, Patrick H. Mc
Laughlin, who was tleputy chief of pollco
In New York.
Tho mint of the girl. Sirs. Katherlno
Ingles, of 4 West 121th Btreet, Issued tho
following advertisement: "Reward for
Information concerning the whereabouts
of Grace SlcLnughltn, missing from her
home since December S, 1j15; nlso proof
of her marriage. Slay now be Sirs.
George SI. Stevens. Grace, como hoi.ie.
Do you know tho truth? Important
news. Will forgive all. Am sick nnd
heartbroken. Southern papers please
WANTS $50,000 FOR CHURCH
Concert Tonight In Aid of Holy
A concert to raise money for the erec
tion of a church on East Haines street,
Germantown, In the Holy Rosary parish,
will bo held tonight In St. Vincent's Hall,
East Price street, Germantown. The Rev.
Peter Slontianl, rector of Holy Rosary,
wants to raise $50,000 for the new church
J, THEM VERY IjUCHj-
f YOU MUST LET M
National Hibernian Advocates
'Masculine' Method if
The National Hlhcrnlnn In Its Issue ap
pearing today has nn editorial headed
with this caption: " 'Marlc-Odllo' A 'Piny
That Is nn Insult to All Catholics." It Is
".Members of our order throughout the
country will bo hiiido familiar with tho
details of the Immoral and sacrilegious
play called 'Marlc-Odllc.' It deserves the
most vigorous treatment by tho members
of the A. O. II. Where protests nro not
efficacious when made to tho management
i or to the police authorities, tno moro
direct nnd masculine methods which lrisn
Catholics havo used In similar circum
stances may be used with perfect pro
priety .ind successful results.
"Tho piny Is of a low species, portray
ing the ucaker sldo of human nnturo and
flashily s'aged nnd Indifferently acted.
Its onlv anneal to tho attention of tho
! public Is Its flaunting Insult to the Cntho
I lie sisterhoods and Its association of tho
) most reverent nnd holy symbols of the
Church with nn unlawful lust.
"Tho plot simply Is built around a nov
I Ico In n nhlno convent durlng.tho Franco.
I'russlan''War, who, thinking that a Ger
man flilnn Is .Saint Michael, Is seduced
under the spell of tho fantastic delusion.
The perversion of the nrtlstle senso and
the callous degradation of tho sacred mys
teries of the Catholic religion nro of
fensive to tho Inst decree.
"Tho play is written by a dramatist
calloused to the finer feelings nnd Illus
trates tho coarser side of the German
character. German Catholics would bo
defending their racial character and their
Church by co-oporntlng with tho members
of our order In our protests. Hut we have
driven plays such as this from the Ameri
can stngo unnldcd In other days, and we
nro sufllclcntly powerful to cause tho
withdrawal of this vicious Insult to
Catholicism from tho sight of decent men
Several Estates Disposed of in Private
Wills probated today were those of
Gcorgo D. Drclzler, 1623 Diamond street,
which disposes of an estnto valued at
JIG, 000 In private bequests; Kllen J. Boon
Iloothyn, Delaware County, $13,000;
Kathryn It. Jones, HOG Spruco street,
$10,000: Joseph MnhalTy. 2116 South 15th
street, JSIOO; Thomas Muldoon, 720 Bench
street, J7200; Elizabeth II. DulTlcId, 121
North 33d street, $6000; Margaret J.
Harding. 01S North 6th street, $4100; Wil
liam P. Davis. Samaritan Hospital, $3000;
John J. Vnllln, 1711 Catharino street,
$2100; Margaret D. Fryc, Polyclinic Hos
pital, $2,150, and lienjamln F. IladtfUCK,
2131 De Lancey street, $2000.
Tho personalty of the estate ot Henry
F. Cooper has been appraised at $3.",
010.09; Annlo F. Mcllvnlne, $6540.15; An
drow Mclirlde. $5310.88; Elizabeth J.
Hurst, $3I79.G4, and Angolo De Lorenzo,
GRONE HEADS Y. M. C. A.
West Branch Elects Officers
Makes Plans for Banquet
Gcorgo II. Grone. who is prominent in
ailroad circles and active in west Phila
delphia religious life, has been chosen
head of West Branch Y. Si. C. A. Sir.
Grono wns assistant purchasing agent of
the Pennsylvania Railroad for years, nnd
wns intimtcly Identified with P. R. R. Y.
ii. C. A. work.
Other officers elected wore: Dr. Willlnm
Evans, vlco chairman; J. Clifton Buck,
treasurer; Ictor G. Reed; assistant tieas
urer, nnd E. E. Wlldman, recording sec
letary. Leonard J. Curry was promoted
from acting houso manager to house man
nger, and Frank C. Shlnn was made pro
moter of service.
Frivolity of Schoolgirls
A teacher In another town has come
right out and denounced the schoolgirl
who dab3 her noso with powder, even
uses rouge and Indulges In tho toilette
frivoltlcs of her seniors.
This teacher declares that half the in
efficiency of our schools Is due to the fact
that such evils are permitted,
If the parents do not see the necessity
for correcting this hindrance to educa
tion then the school authorities should
prescribe a rulo prohibiting such juvenile
He grafts best whose graft lasts.
A good line needs no push.
A trained nurse lightens tho purse.
Making Good Coffee
Nothing la so Important to the suc
cess of the dinner as good coffee. We
have a wide variety ot styles of coKes
pots and percolators from tho new
est, all elans percolators, to the ordin
ary tin LOffee pot, to -which name peo
ple still cllntr. We have Imported
Trench coffee blgelns. and domestlo
coffee ulKcins. Let us suit your re
quirements In a coffee pot.
1626 Chestnut St
The House Furnishind Store
Be A YARD- Pleating- and Buttons covered.
?l.li1C,.I:9!.S0 "'b "th Street
133 South 13th, Fbone Locust 030.
)U ReAOTHeiM aipidtd you Mime, but)
f ujHERESMONTY? 0 LIKE HIMTO HEAR, f
S THEM TOO . Z.
Would Start Real
War, Declare Some
Who Ridicule Effort
to Change Styles
THE Clods of Style-not nr this tlme
hnvo been loosed.
Not by international forces, but by the
statements of Mrs. T tnmas A. fcdtaon,
wife of tho Wizard Edison, of Orange.
N J., who Is launching a dress reform
the lengthening of milady 's sklr ts so that
they como within three or four Inches
of the ground, Instead of eight or ten.
Mrs. Edison said that frown women
dressed like little girls, and that no skirt
should be moro than four nhes from
the ground to bo In good taste. She also
denounced the extreme low-node Eown,
declaring that men ilo not '
things and women of Am"'n ?J'nplI1A
follow fashion regardless of whether It
Is fitting or becoming.
She nnd society women have launched
a campaign to Instil Into the young
women of Orange the necessity of dress
ing snncly and shunning extremes,
Her dress reform Is received with
laughter and scorn by Phllndelph a bb lcs
women, who dcclnre that she does not
know what she Is talking about If she
attempts to teach other women how to
"Skirts three Inches from the ground!
Why sho Is crazy," saUl .miss j i li
lack, 2026 North Broad street, whllo dls
cussing Mrs. Edison's Interview today In
the suit dcpaitmont of department
store. "Why, a woman with her skirt
that long looks as much out of stylo as
saner kraut. I myself do not believe In
extremes or anything Hint savors of tho
vulgar. I do think, though, that when a
woman or a girl wears tho high boots and
n short skirt from six to eight inches or
even 10 inches from tho ground sho
"I do ngrco with her that somo women
do follow stylo blindly nnd wear things
that aro not becoming," sho ndded, but
I also think she Is going to extremes her
self when sho says no skirt should bo
moro than four Inches from tho ground. '
Miss Lola Gllllnghnm, 426 North 3d
street, who is In the skirt department of
the snmo store, holds that If Mrs. Edison
WELLESLEY GIRL RUNS
VENUS CLOSE SECOND
Measurements of 1500 Students
Show Average Is Near
WELI.ESI.EY, Mass., Ecb. 10. Measure
ments ot Wcllcsloy College girls, taken
recently In tho Mary Hcmenwny gym
nasium, show that tho average Wcllesley
girl rivals Venus do Mllo In physical per
fection. Tho Wcllcsley figures for the
nverago measurements of 1M0 girls, com
pared with tho Venus de Mllo. are:
Venm. 'Wellesley Rlrls.
Chot expanded ..
i :;..-. 12.2
a 1.2 '.'s.s
.1 ft. 4.0 in. 5 ft. ."1.2 In.
132.2 lbs. Ill)-1 lbs.
Weight 132.2 lbs,
Tho effect of athletics Is Bhown particu
larly by tho arm, the Wellesley averago
being 19.C, as compared with 0.8 In tho
caso of Venus. The arm tapers more
gracefully, tho Wellesley wrist being six
Inches, against 6.2 Inches In tho caso of
In size over all tho "Wellesley girl Is
smaller than Venus. Venus Is 1.7 Inches
taller than the Wellesley girl and weighs
12.S pounds moro. Tho American gill
haa been growing, however, and It is ex
pected that a few more generations of
college girls will enable the American
women to surpass Venus.
The Wcllcsley gymnastic authorities
are pleased by the measurements and at
tribute tho good showing to dally gym
nastic routine and sports.
T V .nlaltaropiBnrMiBf
ItfflK mSffl-flri?"' w"' ''LlliMtHiiil iHS
IF MONTY IS DISCOVERED HE IS LOST jj
What Philadelphia Shop
Girls Think of Mm.
Edison's Dress Reform
"Pooh I Skirls three Inches from ii,.
"I'd like tn know whnl luMfM u .
of her bow oilier people ilrn.
"We'll Imve it IIrIiI orj tlmrt Ihn
nnrnpenit .nr nn our linmln If v. .,
tempt fo fori c people to ilrn., the .,
wc nnt them. '
"Skirts right Inches from the Kroum
nhrn uorn Willi high hooln, nre nil rl.u
They nre lot heller limn the narrow
long Kklrl (lint how?d (lie enlf In t,ti
mid the shin In front nt every nt'ep,
"Women only wear mich Ihlngi.
Ia.m.. II. Infra l,..n,H. II.! I. "
irtlHV " "VVtiino III," H
tries lo start a dress reform nt, ...
women wenr What she thinks Is nro!,.J
II.am will tin n wnrna ttrnt. it...- ""
across the sens. Shq also declares thp
Mrs. Edison must bo a second lt.ii- '
Green herself If sho wnnts other tvomn"
to dress In such long skirts. ,
"I think Mrs. Edison Is talking a ttt
about things that do not concern h,i 1
sho said. "I know from wnltlng on peot!
hero thoy want certain things and then
they will hnve, regardless of what bthr
think. I will grnnt that some women an
going to extremes, but It Is usually be.
cause their minds nro so befuddled that
they have no Idea of what Is proper In
clothing. The groat middle class of th
nation Is not going to extremes, II u
cither tho newly rich or the 'cheap ah0D
girl' who wants to try to set the styM
Miss Gllllnghnm says that this is a man.
made world, and that tho women hivi
been nctunlly forced to dress as lhCy do
lo compcto with young women whom their
From still another source comes an
opinion ot Mrs. Edison's campaign. This
Is from Mrs. George A. Plersol, chairman
ot tho Stiff rago party ot Philadelphia, who
says If women had the voto they would
not havo tlmo to worry about "extreme
styles, powdering their noses nnd showlni
their nnkles." She nlso holds that when
women get tho voto other women Ilka
Mrs. Edison nnd her coworkers will not
havo tlmo or causo to worry about (htlr
foolish sisters; that women will ba actu.
nlly remade when allowed tho ballot. Sho
Is of tho opinion that women should think
moro about enfranchising their slsteti
thnn about tho clothes they wear.
"SALOME" GOWN BRINGS $50
Julia Marlowe's Wig Sold for $10. &
Sothcrn's Dundrearys Go for ?1
NEW YOR1C. Feb. lO.-The transparent A
Drown mm. in much .nilla .Mailowc ap i'
penreel as "saiomo neioro Jving Herod,
In "John tho Haptlst," went for J30 In the
auciiun huiu ui ouuiuru-.uanowe cnecu,
which continued today. As In the mis
nf "Mif.Q ATnrlnwn'M nlnlf Mnhfn tho nam ntt
of the purchaser was not maUo public. '
The nctlon snlo's hair goods department j
had a good day, when Miss Marlowe'i ai
golden wig went for $10 and Sothcra'i aj
Dundrcnry whiskers sold for $1. ii
H npfl to hi n husband's fate
To tell ills wife if her hat wns straight11
TTn'a frnn frnm this, vnu will nllnw. aK.
Eor hats aro sported slantwise now.
"My petticoat say, does It show?"
Was onco tho question, as you know.
Hub has no bother on tnat score.
For petticoats nro worn no more.
And now if woman gives tho sack
To gowns that button up the back,
Tho pleasing spectacle we'll sea
Of man almost entirely free.
From Mills to You!
The highest (Trade women h Silk
Stockings ot a saving In price
to you -made pos-ible by tin
ttnd re? KELLEY HPIERr(a
taller profits. Ji2 (HETrlUT TRUT
Don't Wonder at
The secret of Dad's pleas- j
ure at breakiast is in nis cup
of coffee. There's nothing
he is so particular about and
no coffee that so completely
satisfies him as
It is so perfectly blended that
its flavor and aroma are quite
unusual more delicious than
mere words could suggest. K
you want to hand Dad a real
treat, give him Morning Sip.
Four Grocer Ha It,
Buy a Pound Today,
Alex. Sheppard & Sons, InaJ
WALNUT AND EIGHTH a 1 0,
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