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EVENING LEDGEB-PHIIiADELPHlAVEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1014.
WHAT EVERY WOMAN WANTS TO KNOW THINGS THAT INTEREST MAID AND MATRON
ELLEN ADAIR MEETS
AN AMUSING GIRL,
WHO ADVISES HER
She Learns to Typewrite,
and Takes Up a Tempor
ary Position in a Large
The seeing ye nnd understanding heart
find kindly folk abounding everywhere.
My second night In Philadelphia I felt
et sad, and then a kindly thing occuned
Vo cheer me on my lonely, quiet way
Outside tho movlng-plcture house where
I hail seen that lovely play called "Hearts
Adrift," I was accosted by a cheory.glrl
ksh Voice. "Gee whiz, there, kid' Aln t
Jqu the little English girl who didn't un
derstand the working of the phone up In
1 tumid around, nnd saw one of the
girls who had so laughed at me before.
I nodded, and a lump came to my throat
1 felt Just like the story-girl In "Hearts
Adrift" for I was drifting, drifting all
alone, quite penniless, and with no friends
"I know I blundered dreadfully today,"
I sadly said.
"Oh, Ish geblbble about that, my dear!"
finld she, "after ou left, we all did feel
real mean. The boss pitched into us Just
. .jrlBht and left iald you were a real lady,
and wu all were mutts! I know l m
tough, but I should worry Still, I did
feel so sorry after I seen you run right
out llko that. I chased right to the
levator after you, but you had gone. '
"I know I acted stupidly, and proed
quite Inefficient, too," I said. "It was
the best thing I could do. to go!"
The girl seized both my hands In hers.
"Say. klddo now," she cried, "maybe
you ain't the sweetest, most forgiving
little soul! Let me advise you about get
ting another job. Can you typewrite""
"I cannot but I'd like to learn," said I.
She nodded sagely In reflective mood.
"I have a gen'l'man friend, u real cutey
he Is, Just the dandiest lookln' chap, that
works for a typewriting firm in town
I'll tip this guy a wink, and then I guess
he'll fix It up so's you can go and prac
tice on his firm's machines. I reckon
you could learn within a week from now.
If you Just practiced hard. Do you get
Her language did seem strange, but
still I saw she was a kindly gill, and I
accepted her kind offer then and there.
A FRIEXD AT COURT.
"If you are stuck for money " she con
tinued cheerfully, "just take my tip, and
pawn a thing or two! I have another
gen'l'man friend, a Jew he is, who doe3
a little business In that line. He has th
cutest little pawnshop on the street! No,
don't thank me. oecause I always like
to put a bit of business In Abraham Ebe
nezer Cohen's way! I figure out that if
I work things well, why some day I
mav be why. Mrs. Abe! I have a heavy
date with him tonight, so I'll be off'
Meet mo tomorrow right at Glmbel's
door at S o'clock!" and she was off.
I spent the following week In hardest
work. I moved to a much cheaper lodg
ing house and sold some little trifles of
my own to none other than the respect
ed Mr Abraham Cohen, so that I could
have this one, clear wcel: for cultivating
the gentle art of typewriting. I prac
ticed till my eyes and head and heart all
"Why. klddo you can hit the ivories
like a streak now!" said my new-found
champion chcei fully, at the end of the
So I secured a temporary post a "sub
stitute" In a big office close to Market
LIFE IN AX OFFICE.
In all my life I never shall forget that
week! The sun shone blazing hot until
the very pavements cracked, and human
heads seemed fated to emulate the
strange antics of the cracked pavement,
too, in sympathy.
I sat all day at a large, awe-inspiring
desk, with a great typewriter In front of
me, and by my side the assistant manager
Bat all day, a little, dark, good-looking,
nervous man. We worked from early
morn till dewy .-ve, and oh! my ineffl
clency worried him' Those endless, end
less orders to be entered!
"I get so neivous," he explained to
me, confidingly, while he dictated, "for
all those infernal orders must go through
tonight, although the very heavens should
fall! For heaven's sake, Miss Adair,
don't you get nervous, too, or we are
lost' Please, please, don't twist your
fingers, or you'll make me Jumpier than
I am' Oee whiz, life Is Just one darned
thing after another, isn't It?"
From 9 till " o'clock we worked away,
the little man and I. Without a coat or
collar he sat there, the perspiration
trickling down his anxious little face.
At Intervals, his zeal to help quite got
the better of his common sense, and he
would fall upon the typewriter and turn
Its rolling wheel with such strange vio
lence that it gave on gentle sigh, and,
with hurt dignity, refuted to act' No
chauffeur ever cranked his motorcar with
keener energy than did the assistant man.
nger that .indent typewriter! Three times
he slipped a cog. three timet he flgura.
tively stalled its engine in that week! I
had a tring time, but he was hind. I
liked the little man exceedingly. lie told
me of his invalid wife, and of his pretty
little daughter, still at school. I think
her name was Dor"thv. or Dot for short.
A young, tall merry boy sat opposite
to me Just what his occupation ws I do
not know He did Mi ansa feats, with
paste pot and with labels, and h entered
hieroglyphic signs in one large book, a
sort of Jig saw puzzle scheme it was Ills
name was Bukey and his duties seemed
exhaustive and were legion. Th-. In.
eluded quite a flow of humor toward the
telephone operator, a dark-haired pietty
girl, whose wit quite matched his own
I had a pleasant, though a rather yng
time, in that big office there I " i' I
not typewrite fast enough, yet the live
assistant manager always was kn l
fair-haired man from offices I r,w
came up quite often Just to tulk to i -I
think he thought my acent i.r
strange, and found it curious just to
hear me talk.
"I like that way you speak." a'd he
"I'd like to let you see & bit of s i- -g
life some night How would o i -e
to come with me to see a prize tinr.t at
O'jmpia' I'd real'y like to take ,w
I do not think that I could ever . a
stenographer. I would dislike it T e
hours are so exacting, and to Ion' ri,e
work is hard not imnUlb. but It w-us
out one's strength and ones phi i-
am a country girl, who loves the hli'- m i
woods and moors, and wild, salt-'-t-n
breezes far from city streets An ? rfi e
life as a stenographer would crush ie
very heart and soul of me' 1 ui I
want olue skies and an untiauune.ed,
tare free life.
"Aft Lote' could )ou and X with Fate n
Ti sraap this sorry Srhni of Thina rr tr
W'Ull not .liatter l 10 hlta n I t rn
Remould It nearer to ib Ilaart iJretre
Correspondence of general Interest
to women reader will be printed on
this p0. Such correspondence should
be addressed to the Woman' Editor.
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BLOUSE OF LACE OVER CHIFFON
EXPONENT OF CLASSIC
DANCE FORESEES ITS
ACROSS THE COUNTER
Miss Domina Marini Says
Modern Steps Will Lose
Vogue, Which at Best Is
"Within three joars." said Miss Dom
ina Marlnl, premiere danseuse, "every
body will be doing classic dances. Thuy
are not dlflirult, and will come Into their ,
own when people take them up and learn
what they are llko in their pursuit of j
dancing novelties." ,
Miss Marini has tho stellar dancing
part In "Pilate's Daughter" at the Chest
nut Street Opera House. She appears In i
the Roman dances that were the prevail- ,
Ing mode MOO years ago. In which time i
tho scenes of the play are laid.
"The modern dances," she said, "after
starting out badly have developed Into
very graceful nnd altogether delightful
pastimes. Cut the novelty is bound to ,
wear off and people grow tired of them.
This will come. I should say, In two or j
three years. Then will come the turn j
of the classic dances, for the world at
large, having tasted the joys of dancing,
will not abandon it. It is simply a ques
tion of variety, that Is nil.
"Everybody should bo able to do them.
They are an expression of feeling, nnd
all that Is essential is a thorough under
standing of the spirit of them. To dance
as one feels is surely easier than to
school oneself In the complicated se
quences of mechanical steps such as a
pioflclency In the modern dances requires.
"Even if the classic dances do become
a fad, I do not mean to say there will be
many great dancers. The great exponents
of the modern dances arc ft-w and far
between. But I do believe that the aver
age classic dancer will be Just as pro
ficient nnd Just as easily so as the aer-
age dancer of toda " O
The touch of fiost in the air makes the
question of sweaters and sweater coats a
It Is 11 garment that has emerged from
a very seveie form of the purely practical
to something quite shapely and boautl
fullv colored, like a butterfly from Its
It is true that beauty has its price, nnd
the day when $3 purchased tho best
sweater In the market might be relegated
to the Middle Age of those garments.
There Is one nt that price, however,
that Is most attractive. It is a woven
mixture of the autumn reds and browns
and greens, with the giecns predominat
ing. It has an '""ira-llke surface and
Is called Angora cloth.
Knit sweater iu.it- aie sold at J6.50.
These have coliais and cuffs, pocket flaps
and belts of a continstlng color to that of
the sweater Itself, or white on n color.
There are two weaves at this price and
At $9 a sweater similar In stylo but of
a liner wool is sold. The colors are softer,
as If the wool were hand dyed.
A sweater, scarf and enp are sold, each
one separately, but designed so unmis
takably for wearing together that no one
would dream of buying only the sweater.
The sweater costs $", the scarf $2.50
and the cap $2.50. They would be very
suitable for tho college girl.
The artificial silk Introduced recently
makes most attractive sweater coats.
With coat collars and lapels and cuffs,
pockets and a belted back the price Is
In the simple sweater form the price
These are light but warm, nnd tho
colors are particularly beautiful.
From here the prices soar until the
sweater becomes a rare exotic far re
moved fiom-the i-enslble, serviceable gar
ment of its origin.
HE DID HIS BEST
At a seaside resort a lady bather got
out of her depth, nnd her screams soon
brought to the rescue one of the boatmen
whot.e business It was to succor anyone In
difficulties. A few strokes carried him to
the spot, and he reached out a muscular
arm to grip the poor lady, who was just
about to sink. But her frnntic struggles
just at this moment dislodged her bathing
cap, which soon floated away, earning
with It, which was more precious, her
"Oh, savo my hair!" sho cried. "Save
"Madam." replied tho gallant rescuer,
hauling her in. "I am only a llfeaver.
m t a hair-restorer."
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IDEAS IN FASHION
They Are Sign Posts Indi
cating the Way, but Dei
Not Constitute the Way
A woman who shops with care nnd who
selects tho modified styles lather than the
extremes runs no risk of finding 4icrsclf
In possession of garments thnt have be
come pnsso after n few weeks' wear.
Many of the models are an exaggeration
of new Idcns In fashion. In order to at
tract attention they must be conspicuous.
But they should servo ns sign posts to
point the wny rather than tho way It
self. Only the woman who can afford to toss
a garment aside nftor appealing In it a
few times should buy anything bizarre or
extrangont in style. Not even then, in
tho opinion of some of the arbiters of
The shops now nre full to overflowing
with blouses from the simplest to tho
very elnbointe and from the reasonable
In price to tho most exorbitant.
The tailor-made suit has returned to us,
nt first unobtrusively, as if afraid of its
welcome, but now steadily gaining In as
surance. For morning wear with the tailored suit
there nre any number of simple blouses
made of bntlfite and flno linen and the
thin, soft silks.
For afternoon wear nnd for dress oc
casions there arc blouses of chiffon or
lace, or both.
TiACK COVERS CHIFFON NOW.
Last season lace was veiled with chif
fon, but now there Is a roverscmont, n
turning Inside out, for the lace covers
the chiffon In the new blouses.
This feature Is Illustrated by the blouse
shown In today's picture. The pattern of
the lace shows to much better advantago
over chiffon than It would over satin or
The collar Is high, and It Is wired to
hold It In position. It Is made of black
satin, faced with white satin, and the
blnck satin Is used again for girdle and
The sleeve Is not only long, but very
long. The lace iiiffle fnlls over the hand,
coming out from under the pointed cuff,
which Is ornamented with a motif of
The wido girdle of black satin Is
treated In an Individual way. Tho Inset
nt the back, which Ik defined by a piping
of the satin, Is quite heavily trimmed
with the braid.
Last season soutache braid was seen
on an occasional silk or chiffon blouse,
but this year, prssibly owing to its mili
tary character. It Is having a genuine
A'ery often the single width Is used in
quite Intricate designs. Again it Is seen
in rows, set solidly or apart, as one
The blouse pictured would not be a
difficult one to make at home. And nn
original or Individual design for the
braiding would give It distinction.
HINTS TOWARD THE HOME BEAUTIFUL
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A BEDROOM ARRANGED WITH MISSION FURNITURE THIS IS
FOR A BUNGALOW
BACHELOR SENDS ADVICE
ON KEEPING HOME HUBBY
ABOUT CITY OF ROME
In Quaint Georgian Town
He "Fell in Love" With
Ellen Louise Axson and
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Premiere danseuse, who foresees universal adoption of classic dancing.
By BURTON X. STANDISH
ROME,. Ga., Sept. 30. When some on
In years to come writes the life history of
President Wilson much of It will be
woven around this little city where Ellen
Louise Axson-WUson, the President's
wife, was born, nnd where, on August 11,
1914, she was burled.
Almost every one here repeats at the
least solicitation beautiful little stories
aoout the President "love affair" with
"Mips Axson." Almost every one knows
that the President was formally intro
duced to her here In the First Presby
terian Church, where her father was pas
tor for 1" j ears. And many relate how,
beside the Third Street Bridge over the
Onawah Rher, President Wilson proposed
to the minister's daughter.
When one knows that the President
"fell in love" with Mrs. Wilson here, that
he courted her here, that he pledged his
life to her here, one can understand why
he, as President of the United States,
should travel TOO miles away from Wash
ington to bring her to her final resting
Tho President's feeling Is believed to be
exactly as expressed by his brother-in-law,
Professor Stockton Axson, In a tele
gram after the funeral to a sister of
Mrs. Wilson, who was III In Oregon.
When the funeral party was on the
special train. Professor Axson sent this
telegram to his sick sister:
"i:erythlng was beautiful. We left sis.
ter with father and mother."
And they did, for Mrs. Wilson was
burled In Myrtle Hill Cemetery beside her
father and mother.
While the President remembers meet
ing Mrs. Wilson here; In fact, he had
met and plaed with her years before
he was a young man. For one week,
when the President was only three or
four eara old, Mrs Wilson's father and
mother went to Atlanta to visit Presi
dent Wilson's parents. There the Presl
dent met Kllen Axson, then a cute baby
only a year old, and for the whole week
refused to leave her. It Is even stated
that the President cried bltteily when
the Axsons left Atlanta for Rome.
A few ears later Thomas Woodrow
Wilson and his father, also a minister,
went to Rome, Oa., to visit the Rev.
Mr Axson Here the President again
met the little girl. Then she was about
ihht years old. and they "ran hoops"
ai.d played together along the Etowah
But the future President was destined
to make another shift, and from then
uottl he was a young lawyer living in
Atlanta he did not visit this city.
Atlanta is about 6S miles from Rome
One day when the President was carry
ing on his unsuccessful law practice he
journeed over to Rome, spent the Sun
day here and attended the Firit Preb
Ujtenan Church At the service he no
t ced a oung woman whose beautiful
face attracted him and he asked to be
It was another case of "love at first
eight " and It Is declared that the Presi
dent and Mifcs Axson "had an under
ttandlng" ver shoitly afterward, al
though the were not ensued for several
weeks Within a year or so they were
rrarrled, and Rome, ua the seene of
their early love, was endeared to them
Joins in Discussion on Believing Wo
man of Weary Drudgery.
Dealing with the topic of Wife's Dull
Round of Household Duties, first dis
cussed In tho Issue of Soptembcr 2S,
many letters have been received. Great
dlveigency of opinion continues. The
views of "Hopeful Bachelor" offer a
solution to the problem. Tho Editor of
the Woman's Pago will be glad to pub
lish letters dealing with this topic.
Happy Married Man Writes
To the Editor of the Woman's I'agc, Evening
Madam "Appreciative Husband," It
seems to me, takes a very myopic view
of the duties of a wife. In not taking
his wife Into his confidence. In not
sliming with her his business troubles,
he falls to nvall himself of one of the
most blessed privileges of the married
life. The wife should bo a mate In
every sense of the word. There should
be mentnl accord. Neither should con
ceal anything from the other. Psycho
logical comfort Is more to be desired
than physical. ,
HAPPILY MARRIED MAN'.
Philadelphia, September 23, 1911.
Xike "Modern Wife's" Letter
To (lie Editor of the Woman's rage, Evening
Madam I think the letter of "Modern
Wife," as published in your paper of
yesterday, is exceedingly sensible and
very much to the point. I only wish I
hnd the courage and the initiative to
take up a stand such as she does In my
home. My llfo seems to be ono long
round of cooking and preparing meals,
and If I can find time once In three
months to go to the theatre with an
other woman, I feel very lucky. My
husbund believes that the wife's place
Is In the home, and, Indeed, I have so
many household duties that his belief
works out very thoroughly. I have been
married for ten years, nnd have had
very little of the gaieties and pleasures
that most women of my age enjoy.
"Modern Wife's" letter of yesterday's
date encourages mo to take up a more
determined stand In the future, for I
feel that I am growing old before my
Germantown, Sept. 30, 19H.
Bachelor Offers Advice
To the Editor of the Woman's rage, Evenlnn
Madam Woman's sphere Is tho home
a very trite phrase, indeed! Is the
woman perpetually bound to her four
walls by tho marriage vows? The mod
ern woman fortunately does not take
this archaic view. She is hungry for
culture and self-development, the acquisi
tion of which comes mainly from con
tact with the great world outside, far
from her own Penates.
Recently I heard propounded a very
workable and rational solution of one
phase of the marital problem, whereby
the Irksome and monotonous round of
exlstenco can be much mollified nnd
brightened by an occasional Interlude of
This plan does not go to the Havelock
Ellis extreme, but provides for one night
of absolute freedom each week, for hus
band and wife. They may go whither
soever their Interest may Impel them.
the man to his club, the woman to hers,
nerhnns. or to some other object of
feminine Interests. This occasional
break In tho dlly, aye yearly, intimacy
will help to dispel the dread dullness nnd
boredom that hovers about so many
homes todny, and makes for so many
As a bachelor, contemplating matri
mony. I humbly offer this suggestion for
the careful consideration of those already ,
in double narness.
Philadelphia, Sept. . 1814.
MISSION COTTAGE FURNITURE
ADAPTED TO BUNGALOW
Soft Dull Finish Preferable for Camp
and Enameled for Seashore.
Mission cottage furniture is partlcu.
larly appropriate In a bungalow bedroom
of this type, and, with a wide cholco of
color and finish, It Is posslblo to carry
out any scheme of decoration at a very
Tho soft dull finish In tho many brown
similes, silver gray or sage green, Is en
peclally desirable for camp bungnlows,
while the enameled finish seems pecu
liarly npproprlato for tho cottage at the
seashore. Of course, all varieties of this
attractive furniture may be used de
lightfully in the suburban house. Tho
rafters In the room here pictured seem
to be part of tho furniture and add
greatly to the checrlness and bright ef
fect of tho room, tho note of color, of
course, being In tho curtains.
And what an endless variety of color
and pattern can bo found these days at
little prices Many reproductions of ex
pensive English chintz patterns may bo
bought for IS to 25 cents a yard, and
tho most commonplace room oan be
transformed with dainty cretonne cur
tains, ruffled bedspreads and chair cush
ions made to match. If tho wall paper
Is self-toned or plain, one may select
most any pattern, dashing or otherwise.
If, on tho other hand, the paper Is fig
ured, a plain material must bo used or
the effect will be restless, an Important
feature to consider In a bedroom. Ad
justable curtain rods of the cornice type
arc much more desirable and new or than
the rods with the hopelessly ugly balls
on the ends.
Curtains with a valance ruffled or
plaited aro always attractive, but a new,
or rather old idea rovlvcd. Is tho wooden
cornice covered with cretonne concenllng
the rod, on which the curtains may be
opened or diawn at will by means of n
cord with tassel ends, which can cosily
bo applied, making a very pretty finish.
The floor of this dainty room, in two
shades of wood, Is a new and good ef
fect, while tho sturdy little mission beds
completo an attractive room.
FOB SCIENCE'S SAKE
Tho wlfo of tho great botanist bcamca
nt him across tlib suppcr-tablo.
"But these," she exclaimed, polntlnj
to tho dish of mushrooms that had been
set beforo her, "aro not all for me, aro
"Yes, Mabel," ho nodded, "I gathered
them especially for you."
Sho beamed upon him gratefully.
What a dear, unselfish old husband In
was I In five minutes sho had demol
ished tho lot. At breakfast next morn
ing ho greeted her anxiously.
"Sleep all right?" he Inquired.
"Splendidly," sho smiled.
"Not sick at all no pains?" ho press,
"Why, of courso not, Archie," sho re
sponded. "Hurrah, then!" he exclaimed. "I have
discovered another species of mushroom
that Isn't prisonous."
26 original Steinberg's
creations will be shown on
living models, from 11 A.
M. to 4 P. M. Today and
Wednesday. These models
have just been completed
and have never been shown
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1214 Ctieatnut Street1214
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Satin Wash Ribbons, Clover Pattern! colors white,
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Ivo. I 23e Piece m 38c No. 2 60o PUm 3 83c
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.Nevr Homan Stripe and Ombre
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Sample I.lne of fine Linen Towels, two and
f,rH3"d; ine..nuo,k und Damask, mostly
hemstitched; marked ',i lesa than regular price.
Value 25c to J1.E0, while they last
Dansc dc Danccland
The dancing seen at
Danse de Danccland is unsurpassable.
1, Largest dance floor in the State.
2. Improved class instructions (free
to oui patronii) every Tuesday and
3 New Innovation Dance, with lady
and gentleman instructors on. our
4. Pilvate lessons by appointment.
Dlu, -I ISO I'bonm Din. 3 KM XV
39th and Market
OPENS WEDNESDAY NIGHT,
rierrptiona eery Monday. Wedneaday and
Faturday eienlnj-. with larEeat orchestra.
A'lmlnlon. ladle. 25c, gentlemen. 33 cents,
MODERN DANCE CLASSES
Ktery Tuesday and Thursday aieclng,
with largest orchestra.
Admission, 25 Cents
A courteous start of cood asslstaats U
assist during the Instruction and practloa.
;-1 -wa ijwrikww
Two Thousand People Wanted
TO ATTEND THE OPKNINO OF TUB
39th and Market Streets
Wednesday Night, Sept. 3 0th
LATEST DANTK8 tauaht 3 hours fifty casta,
crlrata. 2338 North CatlUl. at.
'Mo to S1.00 Each.
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slightly soiled around the bottom or
when you accidentally drop something on
it that causes a stain, send it to us at once.
Do not attempt to remove it yourself,
Often the effect of the "stain-remover" is
far more difficult for us to remedy than
the stain. Our Detachage Process, if used
steadily, will keep a gown always looking
fresh and new.
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