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WHAT EVERY WOMAN WANTS TO KNOW-THINGS THAT INTEREST MAID AND MATRON
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The Romance of a
Bhe was a slim llttlo slip of a creature
with ft small, pate face and great dark
eyes eyes that faced tho tips and downs
of her rather lonely life with the eatne
calm, resolute outlook, .Tust n little ste
nographer she was, neither rich nor very
clever nor even very good-looking and
tonight more than a trine lonely, and, ah!
The day had been long In the orilcc. and
she had yearned for tho owlet peace of
her little attic room, with its cnceriui
fire and big nrmchnlr. Yet here she was
at last, and all that she could feci was
the sheer solitariness of It all For to
night was the anniversary of an episode
long years ago, an evening pregnant with
events, and the dear happiness of young
"Ten years ago tonight," said the little
stenographer with a tiny sigh, "ten years
ago tonight, and 1 am 27. This docs not
seem to me quite like n birthday, some
how. How I wish I hnd some company
to cheer me up'"
A piece of burning wood sprang from
the fire down to the hcrth,nelow. The
girl stooped slowly and replaced It care
fully. "All that li left for me Is Just to
picture fancies In the fire!" she said
The embers shone with a deep crimson
light, and deep Into their glowing heart
the girl now gazed. A brighter and a
happier sceno rose to her eyes. She saw
oneo more an eplf-ode of ten long years
ago. So many, many unexpected happen
ings had come to her since then.
"I was a sentimental 17-year-old that
night," the little stenographer sain
aloud, "and very much In lovo! "The
best-laid schemes of mice and men' do
often go quite far astray witness my
present loneliness In this quiet little attlc
rooml" She gaied once more Into the lire, and
thcro old memories seemed to glow. A
ballroom, lit with many-colored lights,
came to her view, and a tall, handsomo
boy was leading a young girl behind the
shadow of some sheltering palms.
"This Is your birthday, dear," he said,
while he gazed down at her most ten
derly. "I am so glad to see that you
nre wearing the pink roses that I sent
you tonight. They match the color of
your pretty cheeks so well!"
Tho girl had laughed and blushed, as Is
the way of sweet seventeen. "I love your
flowers," she said, "and do you like my
new pink gown?"
"My dear, my dear," said he. while
lovcllght shone In his dark, handsome
eyes, "I think you are the sweetest,
loveliest thing I've ever seen! lour
pink gown suits your pretty little face!
Tho little girl responded happily, ' I
think you see me through rose-colored
"I want to marry you," the boy con
tinued, earnestly. "Ah! If I only were
older and wealthier, then we need not
"I do not think that mother will con
sent." the little pink-gowned girl re
plied, with a sad note In her joung
voice, "but I shall always love you, Jim
and no one else!"
He bent his handsome head and kissed
"This Is the sheerest nonsense. Laura,"
cried her mother later, In a sharp and
dictatorial key; "It Is a piece of Imper
tinence for a medical student In his first
year of college to dream of marrying
you! My only daughter shall make a
suitable match, as I did with your poor
dear father!" And the good lady whisked
away the very tiniest of tears, for she
wa a widow, though a remarkably brisk
and reconciled one.
Tho little Laura now was hurried off
abroad, where In the Joys of European
travel it was hoped that she would soon
forget tho early ridiculous love affair.
All correspondence was strictly super
vised by tho strong-minded mother, and
they stayed abroad for quite live yenrs,
living sometimes for months in Paris,
then In Italy and Germany and other
The young medical student soon lost
track of the little girl for whom h
cared so much. She moved so frequently
to new addresses, and when his college
The meat market shows a variety of
offerings at large and small prices.
Sirloin steak, economical for tho email
family, at 35c a pound.
Veal cutlets also selling at 35c a
Sweetbreads ranging In price from $1.23
to 40c. per pair.
Leg of Iamb may be had now at SSc
The ever-popular pork chops sell at
Soc. a pound.
Sliced breakfast bacon brings ISc. a
Whole ham sells at 23c. a pound.
Sliced ham sells at 32c. a pound.
Itlb roast of beef ranges In prlco from
tic. to 35c. a pound.
Rump steak has gone up, selling at 39c.
Liver sells at He a pound
Don't Conceal Affection
Girls have always believed that It Is
a mistake to lay bare their whole hearts
even when they feel the deepest love
for a man: they have an idea that a
man's serious Interest Is more firmly
held and endures the longer when he
Is kept In Ignorance of how truly he Is
This feeling teaches girls to play at In
difference even when they are In love.
They have been taught to believe that
a man values most that of which he Is '
not quite sure.
To the man who Is worth loving, a
complete abandonment of self possesses
a charm supreme above all other charms
that a girl can show. j
Tut Into a stewpan one-half table
spoonful dripping, and let it get hot
Slice two onions, and fry them gently
In It. Wash one and one-half pounds
neck of mutton, and put It In the pan
with the clean water that hangs aboqt
it. Put the lid on closely, and stew
slowly for three-quarter of an hour.
Cut a nice firm cabbage Into eight piece
like the divisions of an orange, and place
them In water; peel six potatde, cut In
slices half an Inch thick and place also
In water. When the meat has stewed
for three-quarters of an hour lift the
cabbage and potatoes dripping with
water and pack round the meat. Sprinkle
over them one teaspoonful salt and one
half teaspoonful pepper. Replace the lid
closely, and stew for three-quarters of
an hour. It must be cooked slowly. The
whole Is cooked by steam, and Is dell
clous sji well as profitable.
i faitt "When brown boot and shoe become
BM dark looking tih them well In warm
CmH water and toft iojp. unlng a hard nail-
IfilK brush. This will remove all the old and
l Wj dirty polish When dry ana pousnea moy
tittB should look like new . r . . -1 -,
Sl . At High Class bhops
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Little Pink Frock
course was finished, he, too, went abroad
for further study and research.
Then suddenly the girl's strong-minded,
dictatorial mother died, and with her
went the family Income, too. The little
daughter led ft new, hard-working life.
For five long years she had been a sten
ographer. The Are was blazing cheerfully, and all
tho pictures In It seemed to vanish now.
Slowly the little stenographer roe and
cromed the room to where a large, old
fashioned trunk was propped against tho
1 Ten years ago tonight." said she
aloud, I wore the pink gown that he liked
so well. I have not worn It since be
cause Its memories made me feel too
sad. nut since this Is the anniversary
of that night I'll wear It just for Auld
Suiting the action to the words, she
soon unearthed the treasured frock. The
shimmering satin had the softest, ten
dnrest glow. She slipped it on, and hur
ried to the nearest mirror.
Excitement and old memories in the
firelight had awakened a rose-color on
the little stenographer's thin cheeks.
"Why, I nm almost pretty tonlghtl"
she sold, and gazed Into the glass.
"This gown does not took so dreadfully
old-fashioned, after all But It needs
roses Just like those I woro 10 years ngo
to make It tierfeet. Rlnrn thin In mv
blrthdav. I will treat mysetf to some!"
She slipped a ohabhy cloak around her,
and crossed the street to the nearest
florist's. "Two dollars for six, miss," said
the man. as he handed her a sheaf of
glorious pink blossoms. "-,
The little stenographer left the place
in a hippy dream Tho scent of roses
that she loved was all around. The
satin smoothness of their petols touched
A large and bulky woman with an
enormnus market-basket on her arm col
lided most violently with the girl as she
left the florist s store. The latter slip
ped on the wet pavement, giving her
nnkle a painful twist. She found that
she could scarcely walk, nnd the largo,
elderly woman who had collided with her
was most apologetic.
"Forgive my stupid clumsiness." she
cried, "oh, you are really hurt! Come, I
will help j on to my master's house he Is
a doctor, and I'm his housekeeper. 'We're
but newly come to the neighborhood!
He'll soon put that anklo of yours all
right. We live Just across the road!"
She helped the little stenographer Into
the doctor's office and hurried off to find
Th-ro In the softly shaded room, a sud
den fatntness came upon the girl. She
sank upon the sofa, and the shabby cloak
fell from her slender shoulders to the
ground. The little pink gown was re
vealed In all Its prettlness, while the
great sheaf of roses fell In disarray half
on the floor, half on the dress. She closed
her eyes In scml-unconclou.noss.
"Here is a Sleeping Princess!" said
the doctor to himself, as he entered the
room and then he paused. He looked
nnd looked, nnd rubbed hl eyes as If the
picture that he saw must be a dream.
"The same pink roses and the same
pink gown! ' he munnured. "yes. It Is
Laura, little Laura after all those years!"
Pale was the little stenographer's face
there In the lamplight, yet It hnd a
sounger and a prettier look than It had
worn for many a day.
The doctor moved forwnrd, and she
slowly opened her dark eyes. There was
one long pause while they looked silently
at each other then a rosy blush now
drove the recent pallor from her cheeks.
A week later the young doctor paid his
wenth vlilt to his llttlo patient. She
was progressing splendidly under his
enre. nnd the nnkle was now almost
"I found n Sleeping Princess In my
office Just a week ngo," he said, "and,
though I did not waken her In the story
book fashion then, I want to do so now."
Ho stooped nnd kissed her fondly.
"Why. Laura, dear. I've looked and
waited for you these ten years!" said he.
Vegetarian "Roast Beef"
Take three potatoes, two small onions,
two carrots, a small turnip and a little
spinach and steam them all together till
tender. When cooked, chop them up
small, add a sliced tomato and season
with pepper and salt. Then stir In a
tcacupful of milk. Allow tho mixture to
cool, then add the yolk of an egg and
turn Into a pie dish. Whip the white
of the egg to a stiff froth and stir In
lightly. Strew a layer of grated cheese
on the top, then a lajfr of breadcrumbs,
put bits of butter on top and bake till
Do you know your corset before you
make your purchase? The reputation of a
corset should weigh with you in its jeleo
tion. On it depends your appearance, your
comfcrt, yes, even your health.
Select it for its line and its fit its line is
fashionable and its fitting is comfortable.
Redfern Corsets have a reputation for
style, comfort, and service. Intimate con
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AUTUMN FASHIONS IN FOOTWEAR.
HAVE YOU A L.TTLE
COTTON I v YOUR HOME?
By MRS. CHRISTINE FREDERICK
Editor The New Housekeeping.
No one other material has such myr
iad uses In the home as cotton, queen
of textiles. Can we for a moment Imag
ine our homes stripped of nil the fur
nishings made from this humble plant?
Nothing else would so BUddenly lower
our present stnndards of living and
straightway plunge the home Into a
What has mado possible the present
day asceptlc attitude of the modern
housekeeper? Cotton, to be sure. Con
sider for nn Instant what brought about
our universal sanitary bedding of today.
Only the cheapness of cotton sheeting,
which could be washed, boiled and Ironed
to a state of newness at almost no ex
pense. The most modest or even flat
test of purses can today afford clean
beds (and thus clean bodies), because
Queen Cotton offers them her snowy
services. Contrast this condition with
that of 200 years ago, when linen was
the only fabric of this type, but which
was so dear that tho mass of people
never dreamed of changing bedding save
once In a fourmonth and we see the rea
son for the filth and even disease and
plagu prevalent In those dnys.
Cotton renders to hospital and Insti
tution the rame service rendered sani
tary stnndards In the home. Hand In
hand with sterjllzatlon and Immaculate
gctmproof conditions goes cotton, which
can be boiled nnd made entirely aseptic
and which composes the great bulk of
aprons, dresses, bandages, sheets, pillow
cases, covers and hand linen of the sani
taria of the land.
Again, we may not stop to consider
how much our own health depends on
cotton's aid. The genial gentleman who
bathed once a year whether he needed
It ot not Is now In a showcase with the
Dodo Today we bathe and "change our
linen," which is only a misnomer for
saying "change our cotton," ns seven
eights of all body clothes today are made
of this fabric. There's nainsook for
nlghtwear and batiste for brassieres, and
lawn for this and cambric for that. His
tory does not record how many corset
covers Queen Elizabeth sent to the laun
dry or If Rosa Bonheur wore an apon
while painting her equine scenes, but a
great deal of the ability to do good work
depends on being clean, and we could not
be so clean If cotton were not so practical
and so cheap.
Many and many a factory (particularly
food) furnishes aprons nnd caps and
"A woman must know her corset
beore she attempts to wear it'
'lmnmiM T .... "."ie 'an ,Mrfif "
nections with the Fashion rulers enable the
Redfem designers to produce designs
lace back and lace front accurately adap
ted for the modes of dress. These designs
are tnen worked out with choice materials
to stand the strains of active wear.
Two of the styles most popular this
season are :
Style 7473 Lace-back 17.50
Sryle 7955 Uet-rront J5.00
sleeves to Its workers solely for sani
tary reasons; nurses' uniforms, dresses
of students In cooking or of cooks them
selves, and of children especially, come
up to hygenlc standards only when they
nre made of cotton, Indeed I was sur
prised to hear a teacher say recently
that tho better class children were
dressed In washable cotton fabrics even
in winter, while families with perhaps
lower standards put woollen outer dresses
on children, which, as they cannot be
washed frequently, encourages taking
home Infection from school.
But has not cotton served us esthet
Ically as well as given us cheap face
towels nnd cotton vests at a quarter
apiece? Yea, verily. What of the mul
titude of curtain and drapery goods, the
chintz, the scrim, the cotton madras,
which beautify and lend color to either
our "East" or "West" side homes?
If we wnnt to cover a shirtwaist box
It Is heavy denim we use; If wo mUBt
keep out a peering populace from a hall
bedroom it Is 10 cents a yard '"mrji-cer-It's
a table cover under tho lamp, we
may buy any one of n dozen named gay
fabrics all cotton. What will "do over"
a brash bedroom so effectually as 10
yards of rose flowered cretonne hung as
curtains and bed cover, as bureau scarf
and pillow slip? What will keep tho
fingerprints from allowing on the wall of
the staircase? Burlap in some sombre
hue all cotton.
And then that fairy changeling of cot
ton the cotton crepes! Everything from
baby's rompers to pillow covers can be
made of this pliable, Ironless material.
What a boon to busy housekeepers, to
the business girl, who must save a few
pennies by "wringing out" a few things
overnight; to the worker In paints or
pie or pencil, who needs aprons and
plenty of them and who can have a
clean one every day, if it's made ot
Cotton, cotton, who's got the cotton?
The shops have It, the stores and deal
ers havo It; nnd have you, too, a little
cotton In your homo? Of course you
have; but perhaps you can use more,
for It's the one universal fabric of the
home. Copyright, 1914, by Mrs. Christian
Copyright, 191J, by Mrs. Christine Frederick.
JOHN E. CRAIG
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to receive ftubbcrlptlons for The Saturday
livening rnit, The Ladle' Home Journal
and Th Country Gentleman.
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Fashion Surely .Fickle, But Some
Things, That Seem Mere Fads,
Come To Stay
The masculine Idea that Fashion Is a
fickle, Inconsequent lady Is right just
often enough to Justify the masculine
polrtt of view and to give It a ralsoit
d'etre. That her reign would come to an
abrupt end without incesrant change Is
a fact that the male portion of society
prefers to disregard or overlook with a
Changes there must be, yet occasion
ally, what might be expected to be a
vogue that would endure only for a day,
lasts long enough to be placed among tho
8tandardy)rthodox articles of wear.
Tho cloth top boot, for Instance, seamed
likely to have a brief hour, but the sea
sons como and go and Its popularity only
It Is knontt as tho gaiter boot, and for
street wear It takes precedence over tho
all black or tho tan feather shoe. Tho
vamp may bo patent leather or gun
metat leather or plain black call' or ltld;
the upper part of the shoe, In tans or
grays, Is made of cloth. or covert cloth;
or ooze leather la Its substitute.
It Is no longer to bo found only In tho
exclusive shops at high prices, but It can
bo bought wherever shoes aro sold at the
ordinary price of a leather shoe.
It must not be Inferred mat the high
tan shoe, cither laced or buttoned, has
gono out of existence. Thero arc always
occasions wjien It Is better than tho best,
hut at present it Is a favorite for coun
try wear or with the plain tweed or covert
cloth BUlt. Tho more elaborate costumes
worn on tho street nowadays seem to
call for a boot that Is something more
than merely serviceable.
The satin dancing slipper no longer
reigns supreme. Fur one reason, at least
It has many rivals In the field. Sometimes
a single evening's wear will put It quite
out of cxlstonco In these days of acrobatic-like
Kid In many shades Is used for dancing
slippers, and the strap that crosses tho
Instep and fastens at one side Is very
much liked by pcoprtrwho are distinctly
fastidious In tho matter of footwear.
The natcnt leather slInDcr with a hlirh-
potnted tongue Is considered coriect foil
many occasions as a suDstlltile for tno
ordinary pump. The vamp of patent
leather and the upper portion of suede
or kid makes a slipper that Is continuing
There Is the gorgcouB affair of brocade,
of silver cloth or cloth of gold that Is
very' beautiful, but only for rnro occa
sions, and only to be bought at n price.
Tho other shoes shown In tho Illustration
appearing today can be bought at stand
These shoes can no longer bo regarded
ns tinged with the tint of tho bizarre.
Even conservative Philadelphia has ac
cepted them as suitable for everyday
A whole chapter might be written about
tho buckles seen today. The paste
buckles of our ancestors' pride nre dull
affairs In comparison with tho blazo of
tho many colored stones that are used as
settings for tho buckles now In vogue.
"A Business Man
That Is What He Called
Himself Instead of
" Reverend " or a Minister
He found himself in a church "left down-town";
surrounded by business. "Dead as a door-nail,"
they said, "Move" he was urged. "Not much,'"
he returned. To-day, the church is one of the
most prosperous in all the city; alive and tre
mendously effective. It has even put men at the
head of large business interests. How? Read
,the most inspiring church-story of modern days
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SHOULD A POOR MAN PROPOSE?
Ellen Adair Thinks That Love in a Coitage'May SliU
Have Its Charms.
The Cynic ot tho present day declares
that women are a mercenary crowdl In
his opinion each and every one eyes the
unfortunato mnto with one nwlft cal
culating glance. The summing-up la
short and to tho point. "Weighed In
the balance and found wanting" from
the dollar point of view strikes death to
amorous hopes In many a Bachelors
heart. Thus says the Cynic!
I think that, on tho contrary, women
nre ruled by heart and not by head. They
do not stop to weigh the pros and cons.
The hard-up youth and ne'er-do-well fre
quently havo more affection lavished on
them by women than wealthier and more
admirable menl Such nre tho workings
of the feminine heart!
The happiest marriages are often those
where dollars seem to be both few and
far between. Love In a cottage has been
Jeered at for this many nn age. Yet
Tho reason la not far to seek. The
pcoplo who Jeer nt marriage on a slender
Income aro those who have fewest re
sources within themselves, and who
therefore have to depend upon money to
bring their pleasures to them. They real
ize their own deficiencies In the very fact
of condemning the Impoverished match,
for they know that to themselves such
would Inevitably spell disaster.
Where lack of money Is, resources of
tho heart and brain are dally, hourly,
called upon. Tho little bride must learn
to "do without," and "make believe" In
stead. She must cultlvnto all tho
charms and accomplishments she pos
sesses far more assiduously than in the
days when she lived within her father's
comfortable home for now she and her
husband cannot afford to go out on ex
pensive plensuro trips.
"My dear," cried a worldly wise ma
tron to a newly engaged girl tho other
day, "surely you are not thinking Berl-
Pass on the Sunshine
If you havo sunshine In your heart
Don't keep It pass It round
To those who need It, give a part,
Don't keep It pasB It round.
It wasn't made nlono for you,
It's yours, of course, but still It's true
It's meant for other pcoplo, too.
Don't keep It pass It round.
You'll find you have enough to spare,
Don't keep It pass It round.
Twill drown a lot of gloomy care.
Don't keep It pass It round.
Dividing up your sunshlno store
Will lighten loads for those heartsoro,
And you'll enjoy life all tho moro.
Don't keep It pass It round,
Tnke two eggs, two tablespoonfuli
milk, two small tomatoes, one tablcspoon
ful brendcrumbs, pepper nnd salt. Peel
off skins of tomatoes, bruise them, and
cook In a small pan for five minutes;
add breadcrumbs, then let It cool. Beat
up eggs and milk, nnd then beat all In
gredients together. Put a small piece of
butter In omelet pan, and when hot drop
In tho mixture. Stir a little till firm,
then put on one side. Brown slightly
on top, dish, and serve hot.
otinty of marrying George! He ,
dear fellow, but how on earth could ion
both live on his salary? To my knowl
edge he has no more than $12 a weeki-
"I think that George and I win v.
very happy together," said the 0th I
"But It wilt be such a dreadful chant,
for you!" the matron cried, "why! I don't
suppose you have any Idea of cooking or
housekeeping And Just think of the
pleasures you aro giving up In marryln
a poor man!"
"You don't understand," said the girl
"I am In love with George, and I wouli
rather bo poor with him than rich with
anyone else! Besides, the cooking and
the hard-tipness of the thing will be fun
I am tired of doing nothing,"
"That Is alt very well, my dear," cried
the other; "you talk like that now, but
wait and Bee I As for being In love, aj
you call It, all girls have sentimental
fancies at some time or other In their
lives. Once I, too, had them! But after a
year or two of marriage everything ,
pretty humdrum, nnd the only thing that
remedies affairs Is n, good solid bank a.c.
count. I do not think that George hai
any right to propose to youl"
"If George had not proposed to me''
the girl replied, earnestly, "I should never
1.ba .Marrlitrl fiv ntiA ! h..,,..
have always cared for him." fj
Toil tninK tnat poor men should pro.
pose?" the other asked Incredulously.
"Why, yee, of course," tho girl replied
with a happy llttlo laugh; "the chances
of happiness are far greater whero there
Is only a small income than where there
Is lots of money, because money Is j0
apt to mako a married couple drift apart.
When one la poor, one has to depend
upon each other for happiness, Then all
iho little things count for so much, too-,
ttnd after all the llttlo things bring hap
piness." Milady's Toilet Table
Now Is the time for tho summer girl to
get rid of her tan and freckles. Then
will both fade to a certain extent, but
a little careful treatment will rcmovs
them entirely. Tho ugly lino of bathing
suit or open shirtwaist shows very un
mistakably with the evening gown. All
traces of this will disappear If they aro
treated with a lotion composed of
Sal-ammoniac, 1 drachm
Distilled water, 1 pint
Kau de cologne, 2 fluid drachms.
Mix this thoroughly nnd apply tou
a soft cloth. This preparation Is stronj
enough to remove tho light sun dlscolora
Hon', but for obstinate or winter frecklei
tho following Is recommonded:
Bichloride of mercury, G grains
Hydrochloric acid (pure), 1 fluid diachm
Distilled water, U pint.
This Is a very powerful lotion ani
should only be used night nnd morning.
If it tends to burn tho sensitive skin rub
a llttlo cold crenm over the face after
each application. In a short time the
freckles will have disappeared with con
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