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EVENING LED0EB PHILADELPHIA, ffRIPAY, MAY 1 1915,
PRIZE SUGGESTIONS, PRACTICAL FASHIONS AND SHOPPING BARGAINS FOR EVERY WOMAN
LyL THE GIFTOF TACT
rQ$Vv v Btf Ellen Adair
0 Saying the
IT 'IS a slrango nnd curious fact lhat
mahy fealty well-intentioned peoplo
hAvo a wonderful capacity for eternally
eaylng-the wrong thing and Retting them
selves Into endless trouble through lack
of the due exercise of a little kindly tact
Poof souls, this habit of "putting their
foot In It'" has becomo chronic, ami after
a lime they really don't know whether
they aro hurting other people's feelings
Tho woman who possesses the kindest
heart In tho world and who would be
utterly miserable were sho to adequately
realize tho extent of her blunders Is
often and quite unwittingly most tactless
"Oh, my denr," she will exclaim effusively
and with a very well-meant sincerity
when greeting some woman acquaintance,
"I am bo very, very pleased to see yout
Eut do you know, I would have hardly
recognized you? Tor you havo grown bo
dieadfulty thin and haggard! What havo
you being doing to yourself? You havo
lost nil your pretty cplor and look years
These remarks can scarcely come under
tho category of tactfulncss, and aro very
far from being conducive of a plcnsant
atmosphere. For no woman under the
sun likes to be assured of tho parsing of
the yoars, nor does sho llko to havo It
homo In upon her that her beauty Is a
fleeting affair. And yet tho tactless
woman docs all this, and without In tho
least realizing the enormity of tho crime.
Then when her friend shows symptoms
of chilliness In manner, the tactless
woman will become aggrieved and will
manifest symptoms of disapproval.
"I can't think how It Is that so many
of my old friends don't como to see me
any more," she will announco In Injured
tones, probably to her long-suffering hus
band, who knows the reason only too
wellt but for the life of him dare not tell
her eo. "I don't havo nearly so many
friends as I used to havet"
Tho reason of this lies In tho growth of
tho tactless habit. For tactlessness Is
r.over static. It must either Increase or
decrease And unfortunately It generally
exhibits the former tendency. Hence,
after n certain point, the habit has pro
gressed jo far that It has become posi
tively unpleasant. And few people will
stand that sort of thing for long.
"Wo aro" all familiar with tho candid
friend, as Bhe loves to stylo herself. "My
dear, I always say Just what I think!"
Bhe proudly declares, as-If that were tho
hallmark of a fine character instead of
merely being the outward and vlslblo
sign of a very self-centred nnd rather
cold-hearted disposition. "I never say a
thing Just because it sounds pleasant, or
because it's going to please the other
person, or because It's tho obvious thing
to say under the circumstances. No, in
deed! I believe in being candid and
But If the good lady only knew It,
there is nothing In the least to rejoice
over In this mental attitude. For rude
IEN" spring came after Emmas
long winter Indoors with her nun
nnk!. thn noor llttlo slrl looked white
and thlrf, so unlike the gay, Jolly, plump
1IU1& daughter who had delighted both
father and mother that they decided to
send her to the country.
"A, summer there will put her In fine
shape again." said father. "I know Just
the place," added mother, "we'll send her
to visit my sister. There she can run
and play to her heart's content and she
will be well and strong in no time.
So letters were written, trunks and
bags were packed and before Emma
realized what was happening she was
on the train going to the country.
When she reached her Aunt Jennie's,
she was too tired and sleepy to do any
thing but erit her good hot supper and
go to bed. But after a fine sleep, she
was up bright and early and was ready
to see everything on the farm. "You
Just watt till you've had some break
fast, young lady," sam her uncle, -men
will be time enough to talk about go
ing over tho farm. You ent a lot and
fill out your thin cheeks and I will prom
ise to show you all the sights!"
So Emma ate a good breakfast (which
'wasn't a bit hard to do, let me tell you)
and then picked up her doll to go with
her Uncle. "Going to leave her here?"
asked uncle, with a twinkle in his kind
eyes. "No, indeed I" exclaimed Emma,
and she hugged the doll tightly to her.
i "Where I go ray dolly goes, too!" So
uncle, Emma and the dolly started out
to Inspect tho farm.
I couldn't pretend to tell you all the
fun they had I If you have ever been
on a farm yourself, you know all about
it; If you haven't, there Isn't room In this
paper to tell all the nice things there are
to- da and to seel
Emma saw the cows, the pigs, the
roosters and the tiny yellow ohlckens.
She smelled the blossoms In the orchard;
ah peeked 'round the hives where the
beea were at work; she saw the ducks
waddling off toward the brook and she
pulled fresh lettuoe In the, coldframe.
But of everything' on the farm, the
little bran new bossy cow In the barn
pleased her the most. "I'd just like to
TOWN OF FUNNY DREAMS
THE GANDER GOOSE
Or UOB WIIXIAjlS
' Bo many times you hear Folks say.
That Fellow's just a uoose";
"Of course, they mean hla Thinker shakes
'Cause all the Bolts are loose I
CJL Goose looks full of Fool-lsh-ness;
At least: It's often said
. That when you feed one It will act
As too- it HAJJ Been reo.
And so the Name just diners to Boys,
And Llttlo Girlies; too.
Who act as tho' they didn't know
Just what on Earth to do.
ness and btuntness of manner never yet
did win friends. Without In tho least
wishing to depreciate the vnlue of candor
and sincerity, at the same time these
may, to a very great extent, be combined
with tact. And tho woman without tact
never will bo popular that Isone thing
suro nnd certain.
t know a certain very attractive girl,
whose whole clinrm lies in the fact that
she somehow always docs manngo to say
tho right thing In the right place and at
tho right lime She places the feelings
Of others before her own, too
And Just bccntiso she Is sensltlvo her
self, she tins learned that others may be
cqunlly sensitive, nnd that, after all,
kindness Is the finest thing to cultivate
For kindness Implies tact, nnd tact means
tho affection of one's friends nnd the
liking of every one with whom ono comes
riUZES OFFERED DAILV
Tar the follow sugxtittlons tent In by
renders of the Eiemvii Lmmeb prize, of H
ana CO cents aro awarded.
.AH auRPFstloni nhoiild lio nddreeed lo Lllen
Adnlr, editor of Woman's raw, Evenwi
Ledokh. Independence Square, 1'hlUdelphla.
A prlie of ?1 lins been awarded to V. 15.
K., 5023 North 12lli street, 1'liltadclphla, for
tho follon-lng lURgcstlan!
An artist's method of cleaning oil
paintings is to use lukewarm water and
good whlto soan. w th a drop of nmmonla.
Hub this mixture over the surface of the
painting with a soft cloth, taking caro
not to wet tho painting only clean It.
After this, nnothcr soft cloth, saturated
with oil, will complete the process.
A prize of SO cent linn been mvardcri to
)lr. W. B. Kuarr, 8311 South Mel street,
Philadelphia, for the follow Ing .UBffestlom
Flowers of sulphur, the old reliable
spring rented for the blood, can ically
bo mndo "palatable" by putting the dose
Into a stencd piune turned Inside out;
that Is, filling tho skin sldo of the prune.
You will experience no trouble In giving
It to children In this form.
A prlie of 80 cents has been nunrded to
Mrs. B. French. HIT Alne street, Camden,
N. ., for the fallow Ing siiREcstlon:
A handy dlshpan may bo made by sim
ply folding a cloth and putting It over
the drainpipe of your sink. Turn a saucer
upside down and place it on top of tho
cloth. You will havo a water-tight vessel
In which our Bmall dishes or tea towels
may be wushed.
A prlie of 80 cents has been awarded to
Norman Ringer, 123 North S3d street, tVct
Philadelphia, for the following suggestion:
A good way to mend small tears In a
raincoat la by using adhesive plnster.
Take a piece of medical adheslvo plaster
about u half Inch wider than tho Bize of
the hole to be mended Now take the
plaster and hold It over steam until It
becomes sticky. Placo it on the hole, and
press with a. cold Iron, as this will make
It hold more securely.
stay and watch It all the time!" she
paid to uncle, and, indeed, he had hard
work to persuade her to leave It long
enough to como In to her dinner!
In tho afternoon she was back In the
barn again. She named the $ossy
She got a tiny lit tin to cowl
Queen Nell and got so well acquainted
that she could help feed her! Can you
Imagine anything more fun?
When night came, she could hardly
bear to leave her new friend, "She'll
be so lonesome without me," she told
uncle, "you see, sho hasn't a dolly foi
company like I have!" And without
thinking what ha was saying, uncle re
plied, "Then we'll have to get her one."
"Oh, will you really, uncle?" exclaimed
Emma In delight, "then let's go tomor
row and buy It!"
Uncle agreed, and bright and early the
next morning he and Emma drove into
town to get Queen Nell her doll. And
what do you suppose Emma bought? She
got a tiny little toy cow) Bought it, took
It home with her and, presented It to
Queen Nell I "Now she won't be lone
some when I have to leave her alone,"
she declared with satisfaction, and uncle
agreed that the new doll was the best
Copyright Clara Ingram Judion.
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Ccilllilllitf s?f Millinery
. Es2?'fl d&s NewyStyles adapt- f
"'9rR: jSA e1 to 8tret, trav- li
fi M lit. cling and general ft
Jy ll X. utility for spring J
'Sg2jg-1 XrVi ttnl summer wear, I
J X You have seen I
You'd be Sur-prlsed if you could see
The Goose of Funny Town;
And talk about your Cheer-ful-nesB
It won bis Great Renown. '
He'd never lay a Golden Egg,
Or- shed the Golden Fleece;
For Booster Geese Just eat and sleep
And Sing for Lady Geese.
This Goblin Goose would Gobble Food
Until his Sides would creak;
And then he'd Wobble to the Woods,
And Sleep About a Week.
One gorgeous morning TiUle Smith,
She heard this Gander cry,
"I ate so much tr.y Conscience ache3"
filie'd eatea too much Fie I
The Daily Story
On Wings of Steel
"Owl Ought" Dorton gavo a. gasp ot
pain as his skate struck something snag
gy in tho snowy Ice, then staggeringly
recovered his balance, aided by a tlmel
grasp from tho fur-gloved hand of Doctor
Mel ford, who had been doing a neat outer
edgo alongside and grumbling heartily
"What rotten luck!" he had been say
ing every five minutes, as the merry
skaters whlrzed by, always In satisfying
pairs. "And we have had our shingles
up a whole month In this confounded
burg, nnd stilt don't know a slnglo soli
tary girl In nil this giddy phantasmagoria
of whirling skaters "
Then he was interrupted by Dorton's
"Aro you hurt, old man? What've you
hit?" he demanded anxiously peering
through his frosted glasses at his dis
abled friend, who stooped painfully to
pick up something from the chipped Ice
before hobbling slowly shoreward,
"Struck?" echoed Dorton, sinking onto
a bench under a lamppost and nursing
his ankle "Tho United States Steel
Trust, I think, by tho feel of my foot!
Hero It Is!" And he held up to view
tho obstruction which had Interrupted
his fantastic gyintlons In the contro of
tho lake where the figure skaters had
It was n good Blzed number ton, boy's
skate, of tho club variety, and Its pol
ished nlckol blade shone llko frozen
moonbeams as he survejed It critically.
Melford glanced at It with Interest and
put tho laconic query:
"Gender masculine, femlnlno or neu
ter?" "Feminine," promptly decided Dorton.
holding It closor. "It's got some Initials
onp.ravod on It J. JI. T. No boy was
ever so scntlmentol ns that. And no
chnpplo over wore clubs, so by tho process
of elimination we arrive nt tho rcmnlnlng
nnd only posslblo sex ot Jlmty, Its owner.
And, by Jove' from the bIzo of It, she's
no Clnderotln, either It (Its a number
Ilvo foot, or I'll cat my hnt. Girls arc so
emancipated these days," ho went on
uhlmnlcnlly. "fivcn'thclr feet nrc throw
ing off tratnmclB nnd spreading out of
"If ou have quite finished Sherlock
Holmeslng mv skate," broke In a high,
cool voice out of the black region be
yond the rim of light ras from tho nrc
lamp, "will you bo kind enough to return
It to me?"
"Tfie devIL" ejaculated Dorton under
hit breath, sfnttlng guiltily nnd dropping
tho unlucky skate to the ground. It fell
clnttcrlng under the bench and tho doctor
dived after It with ostentatious haste.
"Will you be so good ns to brine it
to mo?" Her tone was ns silvery and
distant ns tho strains from the band
stand on tho other side of tho lake.
Ho took a fctep forward and suddenly
measured his full length nt her maligned
feet, with tho skate stll clutched in hts
"My nnltle," ho moaned, when she
bent over htm nil womanly solicitude,
her momentary pique gone. Only anxiety
and pity woro vlslblo In her lovely face
quite tho loveliest he had ever seen,
Dorton thought at ho closed his eyes.
"Oh, I'm nfrnld he's minted! He's
hurt, nnd It's my fault!"crlcd the girl,
tearing off her mittens to rub snow on
the cheeks thnt looked so pale In tho
white light "Can't jou do something
for him? He wouldn't have been hurt
If It hadn't been for my skate!" sho
quavered, feeling In somo way to blame.
"Please go for a doctor."
"I nm n doctor a recent arrival In tho
city," replied Melford "If we could get
him somewhere nnd cut his shoe off nnd
bandage his foot "
"Yes, yes," put In the girl eagerly,
"Call a. cab and take him to my home
It's Just around the lake yonder."
"Janet Tuttle, where nre you? We've
been looking for you and your skate
ecrywhoro! Did you find It?"
The girl wns still explaining amid
furious blushes, to her friends who had
gathered In a curious circle around her,
when to her relief tho doctor approached
and announced that a cabman was wait
At the door of the big house where
they drew up, her mother greeted, with
consternation, her early appearance with
two strange men, but this quickly turned
to motherly concern when sho heard of
"Now, Doc, do bo careful," they heard
Dorton groan as tho door closed, but they
could not hear tho rather curious dia
logue which began a moment later. Mel
ford got up from his task and faced
his friend with accusing eyes.
"Paul! You aren't really hurt at all!
Say, what's your game anyway?" Ana
ho glared at his pseudo patient, who
sat In Btnte propped in pillows. That
young man's audactouB gray eyes closed
gently while nn Ingenuous smile wreathed
his smooth countenance
"Sh!" he said, "I'll tell you my game
the old, old game of hearts, and you've
got to help mo! Mum's the word there
was no other way oh, don't look so sav
age' I mean business." And the level
lips spelled grim determination as they
also closed firmly.
"You don't mean you want to marry
a girl you've never seen In your life be
"That's exactly what I do mean," re
turned the other genially, "If sne'H have
"Mighty certain, seems to me," grunted
Melford. "You've got to square yourself
for, that break you made about the size
of her feet "
"By Jove, I forgot." Paul's face fell
and a haunted look came Into his eyes,
whereat the doctor said with sympa
thetic wonder, "As bad as that already?
But I always said that when you did get
It, you'd have U bad "
"She'll have to forgive mo and marry
me I'll love her so Bhe can't help itl
And anyway," he added innocently, his
face clearing, "I don't believe that her
shoe is more than a four-and-a-half
though she's no Cinderella, I admit, even
"You'll do," grunted the doctor. VOuess
you'll get the girl."
All of which rash statements were
verified in the course of time.
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A CHIFFON COSTUME IN RADIUM
AROUND THE BARGAIN CQUNTERS
Afternoon and Graduation Frocks
AS THE time for June commencements
XJL grows nearer, many anxious mnmmns
begin to scour tho shops In tho hopes of
finding something which will be sultnblo
for the most exacting of convents.
A gown which Is Ideal for tho convent
school commencement Is all white. Tho
blouse Is very simple, with shirred not for
the most part as trimming. Tho skirt Is
made with three pointed tunics over a
white foundation. Shlrrlngs of tho net
were drnped over the shoulders, and tho
bottom of tho sleeves, skirt and glrdlo
was outlined with white satin ribbon, a
little camisole of square meshed shadow
The use of Gold Dust is second nature
in millions of homes
Gold Dust really works.
It does the work the fingers and washcloths and mops
and brushes cannot do alone nd it does the work easily
and quickly and thoroughly.
Millions of women know that Gold Dust does the hard
est part of the work of washing dishes, scrubbing floors
and cleaning woodwork. But not all of these millions
of women have yet realized all of the helpful uses of
Give Gold Dust your full confidence. It
cleans and brightens everything.
The active principle of Gold Dust the
valuable antiseptic cleansing agent is so
remarkably thorough that you literally
rinse away the dirt, grease and grime.
Gold Dust cleans metalwork, nickel, enam
eled ware, etc., without scratching or mar
ring, and leaves a newness, brightness and
Lqt th GOLD OUST TWINS
do yam work"
lace showed through tho bodice. Tho price
was $2.' 60.
Hand embroidered net Is exquisite for
the joung girl, and the same shop Is
showing somo lovely gowns In this style.
Ono Is mado with a deep V-neck, crossed
In front and back of tH6 bodlco with a
foundation of flesh colored chiffon. Small
lows of nccoidlon plaited net wcro used
as tho only trimming. Theso wero placed
at tho bottom of the skirt and long
sleeves, around tho netlt nnd at the wldo
ghdle, giving tho fashionable ropo effect
A gracefully knotted corsngo ornnment of
pink satin ribbon was placed at tho left
side of the bodice. Tho price was $19.75.
A stunning country club skirt, In blue
and white striped corduroy and navy
blue bone buttons, sells for f 6 90.
An Afternoon Gown
T AM scribbling wabbly llttlo notes In
JL my diary as wo speed toward Phlla
.iinhin. nonrirn had to ride over with
Elinor, nnd they nre so busy with their
pathetic parting that I haven't the heart
to watch them. Wo had a great "send
off." Every ono thought wo were a bridal
party, to Judgo by the flowers, candy,
telegrams nnd tho crowd of peoplo who
saw us to our train. Thero was Mrs.
Dallas, and Mr. Ingersoll, whoso deep rel
roses aro scenting the whole drawing
room ns I write, nnd Jean and llttlo Doris,
and I can't tell how many others. Any
how, I'm thoroughly convinced that New
Yorkers nro tho Jolllcst and tho most
hospltablo people on earth.
Just nnothcr short nolo about Mm
Dalian' frock. Unfortunately I nm foml
nino enough to see nn attractive gown
in the most solemn occasion, and this
ono I refer to was a dream. It was ad
mirably chosen for tho afternoon (for
Mrs. Dallas was going to nn Informal
bridgo afterwards), and tho color echemo
wns the fashionable black nnd whlto.
Tho blouso wns mado with n soft V-neck
In front, nnd the lovely design on tho
nhadow lace of which It was mado wns
brought out by a foundation of whlto
chiffon. Tho sleeves wore long nnd
closely fitted, although they ruffled
loosely on tho under scam, night acrois
tho front was a band of black sntln, with
nn ovcrdrapery of chiffon, embroidered In
French bluo nnd old gold motifs. An
odd arrangement of ribbons gave an
unlquo lino to the rest of the bodice.
Tho normal waist lino wns outlined by
a black satin girdle, crushed In to give
a sort of "hour glass figure" effect. Tha
wholo skirt was made of black and white
radium striped chiffon, with a deep scal
loped edgo of black. Tho pretty touch
about this edging wns that tho seal-
Protects your skin from chap
nnd wind burn; will Impart to
your complexion tho volvety
oioom oi youtu.
These ttvo essential creams are scientifically
prepared to be used in conjunction with each
other, and will produce results obtainable in
no other way.
25c and SOc
Imparts that soft, pearly whlto tone
to arms, throat nnd shoulders.
An Absolutely llnrrnlesH Crenra
Easily nppllcd with n damp sponge,
nnd iloex lint rub off. Unsurpassed
for tho evening tolletto and dan
sunt. 3.'c the tube.
Got It at Kvans'N,
"Tin j tfh3"9i -
in Black and White
loped Bide was used on the top, Instea-V
of tho bottom of tho hem. The wldf
bouffant effect at tho bottom of the skirt
was iiciu in m iu nm uy a piaitlnftV
which mado tho upper part look as If it
wns all black.
With this costume I noticed that h?
wore n black Belgian split straw tnrK
trimmed with French bluo wings, and tatifl
edges. Well, we aro very near home, anCM
I must plan my answer to Mr. InjcrJ
Boll's iirsi letter, ns ucorgo ana Ellnof
seem to iiunu wo aro sun ni Trenton.
Fire Drives 12 Persons (o Street ;
A slight flro nt 31S Federnl street eatlyj
today drove 12 persons Into tho streei UM
their night (.lothlng. Firemen easily nM
,l....lat..1 tl,A l,1nn. Tltn Inn, .I,- . ..fl
ullguiaiiKU 'v .....-. -.. .wu.j nog UUQU1
1200. Tho III st floor Is occupied bv Mnl
Saralt Steinberg, who has six chlldrenM
tho second iloor by Mr. nnd Mrs. Samuatfl
MemlolsrMn, with two children, and tha
third by a boarder. Pedestrians dlscoWj
ercd tho flro nnd nrouscd tho occupantiB
of the house.
"For the Woman
Incomparable for ridding the
pores of all impurities; will
eivo tho tiure clear com
plexion or. poriect ucauty.
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