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EVMtHGr LEDGEE PHILADELPHIA, SATTJBDAY, MARCH 25, 1016.
MEN SAVE RIGHT IDEA ON PINE
' FEATHERS, M'LISS DECLARES
Lords of Creation, Correspondent Avers,
Taught to Believe Too Implicitly in the
Power of Checkbook and Fountain Pen
SEEN IN THE SHOPS
TUB question of whether or not "flne feathers really mnko line birds," which
I discussed In this column several days ago, nnd nt the samo time expressed
WondoY Why men do not dress up In order to hold their wandorlnf? spouso'a
affections, has raised a query In the minds of somo of my readers regarding tho
morality of considering clothes as A means of holding a man enthmlled.
It would bo an unfemlnlne woman Indeed who would lament tho fact that
women are Btlll animated by a desire to keep themselves tho dainty things of
beaUty and Joyn forever that chivalrously enough we are credited with being.
It cannot be denied oven a professional psychologist will agree to this that
clothes nro an outlet for feminine emotions that otherwise would be suppressed
And If you know your Freud, you know what very dangerous things suppressed
I have known women suffering under a great disappointment to go forth
and Indulge In a veritable orgy of buying; to drown their sorrows In laco
and silks, just as a man would submerge his or try to In cocktails and high
balls. To me there li nothing more distasteful than a slatternly, blowsy woman,
with her Psyche knot nskow and her waistband awry. Indeed, I believe a girl
more often gets a desirable job by reason of having her skirt nnd blouse In the
right conjunction than becauso of a predominant Intellect.
But raiment lion Itn place. Attention to It should supplement, not absorb
a woman's life. Men have tho right Idea.
A letter from B. K. M. presents tho caso Interestingly:
Dear M'Llss Your artlclo on "Do Flno Feathers Mako Fine Birds" was
moat Interesting to mo for Its direct criticism of modern plays nnd "movies"
and Its Implied crlt'clsm of modern life. Indeed, a scenario writer, who would
produco n work with Its central Idea a young man's decision to "prink up" In
order to hold wife' affections would, I fear, have- dllliculty In finding a market
for his brilliant Idea. '
"Tho Lord of Creation" has been taught to beliovo that all he needs to
keep friend wlfo "friendly" la a checkbook nnd a fountain pen, nnd that theso
samo essentials will procuro for him tho attentions of tho "pretty little some
thing," who Is read to bo the vlllalncss In tho case.
It really Isn't tho fault of tho producer, for tho public demands such plays,
and their demands are his only Incentive. Suppose wo wrlto a scenario some
thing llko this:
"Poor deceived wlfo Is aware of tho waning affections of her 'John,' dls
covers tho pretty something who has usurped her place, goes to her and says,
not In quavering tones, but Just In ordinary ones:
" 'I have como to thank you for a favor you have conferred upon me.
Several years ago when I married my husband I thought I was marrying a
man. I And I am mistaken, and as I never could stand imitations, I nm grate
ful to you for having proved my artlclo to bo far Inferior to tho genuine
thing I thought I was getting!'
"Wlfo then proceeds to her home, where she awaits tho coming of the gay
deceiver, acd meets him with something like this:
"'I havo just paid a small social deb't, and tow I wish to further unburden
myself by Informing you that your checkbook and fountain pen will no longer
compensate me for holding tho honorary title of wife. I And that marriage to
you meant merely the barter of hard cash for such commodities as line feathers,
alluring glances, vain (lattery, mid. I therefore, will now resign my job as your
chief sock darner, and my lawyer will arrange with you certain business affairs
that are of Interest to us both.' "
Do you think the public would want such a pluy? No tcary scene between
the two females, no extended arms of penitent husband, no flopping wife, no
remarks from tho gallery "Ain't that great!" "Gee, he's swell" and so on?
The reason, as you said, Is because there aro no such scones In real life,
and therefore not In reel life. Wo aro so used to the wife a complacent de
ceived one so used to having her hold tight to her "Inferior artlclo" that a
woman with braln3 and character enough to realize herself In the rolo of
my heroine would be an anomaly, and so all the "pretty llttlo stenogs," to quoto
JI'Llss again, all tho "pretty little actresses" and "Chestnut street chickens"
all the "pretty llttlo Bomethlngs" go on handing out advice to wailing wives,
and all tho beauty shops keep on flourishing, nnd the shops continue to bo full
of alluring boudoir cnp3 and negligees, and "dear John" Is snatched first from
qno pretty llttlo something, then another.
Please do not think I am a misused wife, for I nm qulto confident after
Ave years of married llfo that J have the genuino article. I am merely an
observant person and like to see things as thay aro and fancy them as
they might be. Thpnks for many good things In your column. B. K. M."
TIs "better td havo a tenth interest In a flrst-rate man than a whole
Interest in a tenth-rato man," writes George Bernard Shaw in one of his
lnlmltablo prefaces. 4
Desplto the efforts of the Mormons, who, according to news reports, aro
preaching a similar doctrine in England, Judging from the lUts of war casualties,
tho women on tho other sldo aro going to havo difficulty getting any "rate"
Letters to the Editor of the Woman's Page
Address alt communications to M'LIhn, rare of the Evenlnr Ltdicr. Writs on on
Hide of lite imper onlj.
A PRETTY FROCK FOR THE SCHOOL GIRL
T1IH great objection to linen for jounir children Is tho fact that It musses so
quickly, thus doubling the laundry for the little ones. Now tho manufacturers
come along with a rubric which they call "nonmussaule linen a fabric which Is
said to bo quite all that the word Implies. The frock is made in two pieces, nnd in
shades of copen nnd white linen. Copen Is featured In the Jersey effect with its
scalloped cuffs nnd peplum. White linen outlines tho neck nnd forms tho upper
part of tho short sleeve.
A patch pocket is also mado of whlto linen, to'liarmonlzo with the belt. The
fastenings aro whlto crochet buttons. Tho skirt Is side-plaited, with n plain panel
at the front and bftck. Sizes include S to 14 years. Colors, tan and white or blue
and white. Price, I5.9S.
Tho hat Is a sports model of copen blue panama straw with a facing of grass
green felt A wide green felt band, trimmed with woolen stttchlngs In copen. Is
used nround tho crown. Copen ribbon with a green edge forms a fancy at the front.
In other color combinations the price Is $G.9S.
The name of tho shop where these articles may bo purchased will bo supplied
by tho Editor of tho Woman's Page, Evknino LEnocn, 008 Chestnut street Tho
COLLEGE MEN TO HEAR
MERCER AT Y. M. C. A.
Dear M'Llss Has J. B., Vineland. N.
J., thought of studying touch typewriting
as a means of support? He can Bit nt
that and he can easily learn it alone nt
iiomo by hiring a typewriter and using
the simple textbook.
no needs no Instructor and there is al
ways a market for good typists. He
claims to have 10 nimble fingers. Let
them help him. I.. F.
I am sure J. B. will bo grateful to you
for your suggestion.
Dear M'Llss To settle an argument
will you plcaso state which is correct:
(A) says her employer when dictating a
letter always uses "My dear Mr. Jones"
when ho does not wish to bo too Intimate,
and "Dear Mr. Jones" when he wishes to
bo moro friendly. (B) sajs tho reverse Is
Is there any rule for tho use of tho
".My dear Mr. Jones" In a business let
ter Is more formal and less Intimate than
"Dear Mr. Jones."
Near-Chops of Oysters
Did you ever try oyster chops? Sounds
like a contradiction In terms, but it really
Isn't. The fun of the trick Is to make
the chops so realistic that you can dis
guise tho oysters thoroughly. Use two
tablespoonfuls of butter, melted, to which
you have added four tablespoonfus of
flour, worked smooth. Add to this a half
cupful of oyster liquor, a half-cupful of
cream, a teaspoonful of parsley, 'a half
teaspoonful of salt a dash of cayenne,
one-halt teaspoonful of anchovy essence
or grated nutmeg, or a teaspoonful of
lemon Juice and a dash of celery salt.
When boiling add one pint of parboiled
oysters or. If you choose, a cupful of
oysters and a cup of veal and mushrooms,
diced. Turn out In a shallow dish.
When cold, form Into chops. Cover with
a coat of beaten egg and bread crumbs
and fry. Use sticks of macaroni to repre
As soon as your cauliflower gets to a
certain stage ; that Is, when It is entirely
cooked, the good qualities of the vegetable
begin to leave if the boiling is continued.
When you m the color turn, when tho
cauliflower gets dark looking, this change
is taking place. The best way to cook it
properly is to allow about 25 minutes to
a email head and a half hour to a large
She flits her flrelesa cooker
With seven kinds of grub ;
Turns on the suds and puts her duds
Into the scrubless tub,
She starts the dustlesa sweeper
On gear keyed down to low;
Powders her nose and gaily goes
To sea a picture show. Judge.
New Ways With Potatoes
A novelty in potato dishes Is called
"Potatoes Sefton." Take a tablespoon
ful of shortening, three baked potatoes,
yoko of ono egg, ona tablespoonful of
cream, salt, pepper and red pepper to
taste, chopped parsley and watercress.
Split the potatoes In halves lengthways,
scoop out the centres, rub them through
a sieve, add the seasoning, molasses, yolk
of egg and cream. Beat well till light,
then put mixture Into forcing bag with
tuje, force Into the potato hahes which
should bo quite dry. Heat In a moderate
oven, sprinkle the watercress and parsley
. The Homely Brick
Use a brick for an Iron holder. The iron
will keep its heat twice as long as It
does on the ordinary Iron Btand, for brick
Is a very flne heat retainer.
TIE CHEERFIL OOI&
I cfc.ryt ke tlww5 Kind
fcTd (food .
Insipid sucK bektviour
When lm bekind slow
folks m crovds
it&p on their
PENN STRONG 3IAN TO ADDRESS
WEST PHILADELPHIA RALLY
"Mike" Dorizas Will Talk on War at
Michael Dorlras, the University of
Pennsylvania wrestler and strong man.
will be the speaker at tho second 1n the
series of clvlo and educational rallies of
the Drexel Diddle Bible classes, which
will be held in Calvary Lutheran Church,
41st Etreet and Mantua avenue, on Tues
day night. E. M. Orton. State director for
West Philadelphia, will preside, and A
J. Drexel Diddle will give a brief ad
dress. Mr. Dorizas' topic will be "The
Religious Aspect and Influence of the
European War." The meeting will be
frea, and there will be no offering.
Drexel Blddle Bible classes night will
be observed at the Inasmuch Mission on
Monday night. J. DeWItt Jobborn will
preside and Mr. Blddle will deliver the
address of the evening. Others who will
speak are Alexander P. Williamson, super
intendent of the Sunday school of the
Church of the Holy Trinity; A. B. EndW
cott, William Orr and Mr. Quer, all of
Atlantic City, N. J., who are on the board
of the Atlantic City Rescue Mission, which
was founded by the Drexel Blddle Bible
classes of that city.
A. J. Drexel Blddla will address a union
meeting of Manayunk churches in Flret
Presbyterian Church of Manhyunk tomor
Frederick T. Lauck will address the
Men's Bible class of Holy Trinity tomor
row morning. The orchestra, under the
leadership of W. L. Sacrey, will give a
Joseph W. Fox will speak at the J. Addi
son Henry Presbyterian Church tomorrow
J. De Witt Jobborn -will nHr... ti,
( Power CUm of Heldelbtn; Church, tomqr-
Future Doctors and Druggists
Will Attend Services at
Students of the Philadelphia College of
Pharmacy, Medlco-Chlrurglcal, JclTerson
and Hahnemann Medical Colleges will at
tend services In tho Central Branch Y.
M. C. A. nudltorlum at 3:30 o'clock to
morrow afternoon, when K. C. Mercer,
one of tho leading Christian speakers
nmong college men, will address them.
Plans liao been made for tho College of
Pharmacy men to attend the services in
a body, and it Is anticipated that there
will be so many other college men and
young men who live downtown In at
tendance that the auditorium will be oer
crowded. Special music will be a feature
of the services.
Mr. Mercer is a University of Virginia
man and a great-grandson of General Mer
cer, who was killed- nt tho battle of
Princeton and for whom Mercer County,
In New Jersey. Is named He first became
Interestid In Christian work when ho at
tended the Miuley Mission, In New York.
Tornorrqw morning Mr. Mercer will
speak in the Tabernacle Lutheran Church,
59th and. Spruce streets.
The North Branch Y. M. C. A. will give
a reception to Stephen S. Aplln, tho new
ly appointed boys' work secretary, next
Friday evening. Addresses will be made
by Dr. Henry Fisher and others.
Students from the University of Penn
sylvania will have charge of tho social
hour entertainment this evening at North
Branch. The company will sing college
songs and Kite an Interesting program of
The Rev. Dr. William Hiram Foulkes,
secretary of the Presbyterian Board of
Ministerial Relief, will address the men's
meeting to bo held In the gymnasium of
North Branch tomorrow at 4 p m. Doctor
Foulkes will speak on "More to Be De
sired than Uold." Mrs. Blanche Stewart
The Rev. J. A. Halner, pastor of the
Blockley Baptist Church,, will bo the
speaker at tho West Branch Y. M. C.'A.
meeting at 4 o'clock tomorrow afternoon.
He will also speak on April 2. His sub
ject tomorrow will be "The Beggar on
the Bridge." There will be orchestral
music, and the Blockley male quartet
will sing at both services.
morning. In tho evening a flag will
presented by Norris S. Barratt.
PURSE FOR REV. G, C, RICHMOND
Society Withdraws From St. John's
to Help Suspended Minister
A purse of $100 has been presented to
the Rev, George Chalmers Richmond, the
minister who was recently suspended as
rector of St. John's Episcopal Church, by
the Willing Hands Society of the church.
The organization has also made plans for
a large Easter offering, which Is to be
given to Mr. Richmond to assist him in
the work of his new congregation, which
meets In Doctor Eldrldge's Hall, Logan
This organization, which is the oldest
women's society In St John's parish, Mr.
Richmond announces, has withdrawn In
a body from the parish and intends to
assist him in the new work he proposes
to conduct during bis year of suspension.
The Rev. Franklin E. Welder will
preach at 10:10 o'clock, tomorrow morning
in tbe Palatinate Reformed Church on
"The Tragedy of Choice," and In the even
ing at the same church on "Fountains of
The Duty of Being Unfashionable"
will be the topic of a sermon ta fca
I in Hope Presbyterian Church, tomorrow
Tho Rev. Dr. S. D. Dougherty will
preach In Tomplo Lutheran Church, 62d
and Race streets, tomorrow morning on
"Perishing by tho Snord," nnd In the
evening. Tho principal address will bo
occupy tho pulpit nnd will speak on "The
Shepherd of Us All."
Dean W. AV. Fenn, of tho Harvard Di
vinity School, will preach In tho First
Unitarian Church, at 11 a. m. tomorrow.
The Rev. T. W. Illtnan, minister of All
Souls Unlvorsalist Church, will preach to
morrow morning on "Heaven or Soul
The Rev. George Chalmers Richmond
will preach In Doctor Eldrldge's lecture
hall, at 1811 North Logan Square, to
morrow evening at 8 o'clock, on "Tho
Obligation of Men of Privilege."
At tho 4 o'clock afternoon service In
tho Episcopal Church of St. Luke's and the
Epiphany, 13th street, below Spruce, the
special preacher tomorrow afternoon will
be the Rev. Dr. E. M. Jefferys, rector of
St Peter's Church. Tho soloist will be
Mrs. Henry Hotz, and tho anthem will be
Gounod's "O Come Near to the Cross."
The March rally of tho South Branch
Christian Endeavor Union will be held
In St. Luke's Methodist EplRcopal Church.
Broad and Jackson streets, on Monday
evening. Tho principal address will be
delivered by the Rov. E. J. La Rose,
pastor of the Messiah Reformed Church.
His themo will be "Preparedness "
Horace J. Bridges will give his flfth
lecture In a course on "Prophets of the
New Faith" In the Broad Street Theatre
at 11 o'clock tomorrow morning. His
topic will be "Thomas Henry Huxley and
tho Religion of Sincerity." Ho speaks un
der the auspices of the Ethical Culture
The preacher at the Franklin Home
tomorrow evening will bo the Rev. J. F.
The Rev. Dr. C. H. Woolston, pastor of
the East Baptist Church, Olrard and East
Columbia avenues, will preach tomorrow
morning on "He Will Hold Me Fast" In
the evening he will give his third sermon
on "The Crimson Cross," taking for his
toplo "What Pilate Did Do With Jesus."
The Junior Church will meet on Tuesday
night at 7:30 o'clock.
PNEUMONIA CASES INCREASE
Nearly One-sixth of Deaths This
Week Due to That Disease
Nearly one-sixth of the E85 deaths
throughout the city during the week were
caused by pneumonia. A total of 95 new
cases of this disease was reported by
physicians, as compared with 78 last week.
Deaths last week, from all causes, totaled
The causes of deaths during the last
seven days, according to the report of the
Division of Vital Statistics of the Bureau
of Health, were as follows;
Typhoid fever ..-..,-,,,...,..,.,.,, 4
Meaalea t ' t -, r ...,.,.., .. O
Whooplnjr cough ...,..,.,.,,,,...,,,,... 2
Ulptherla and croup .,.......,,.....,;... 9
JjUtuenj "'..,,,.....,,.,,,, e
Epldmio dUeaw ,., ,,,...... S
TuberculoaU of, lunra ....,.,.,.,, 60
ther form of tuUrculoiU . .J. .,;",' J" J 1
Canojr and mallymuit tumor , , . . ,',', ."Is
Apoplexy aadsofualDir of brain ...I,",;;! tig
Organic dlJMJM of Ewt ,,.,.., 83
Acute bronchltlK .....10
Ohronlo bronchitis .!!!.. S
Pneumonia -.....,,.... .61)
Dlvweea of replratpry ayeteia l
DlMa.ce of atonueh ... . . ...!..!;! S
Diarrhea and enurltla (under 3 yeare)..,,; 4
AppondlcltU and typhlltu . ..,,..,..'' J
Vnn.inr.raUi tUlOOIS and 1taaB. ..
SeniUI organa S
Puerperal aeptlceina ; 8
Puerperal accidents 4
Congenital debility and malformation.. "Tsi
A& stow !' 'm",;""":;;:';.
drrnoeia os uwr r.....
Acute nephrltia and Dright'e dleeaae.
VnHnanianMII tLUrmPal Ann illiane
Good form quertet thouM l "d
freed to Deborah Ituih, written on
one side of the paper and tigned telth
full name and addre, though Mtfau
ONLY wtll ! publhhcd upon rouei.
There are further points In matters
of etiquette when .visiting at a house, one
thing a gue should he especially ;
about Is punctuality. If there Is a stated
hour for breakfast the guest should ho
ready on time, and so for nil the meals.
If one la detained In the stores or for
somo reason or nnother unnblo to reach
the house In time for the meal, tho host
ess should bo notified by phono not to ex
pect her gueBt. She Is thereby saved any
anxiety to seo that luncheon, etc., be
The same rulo holds with various fam
ily customs. As tho saying Is, "In
Rome, do ns tho Romans do," so a guest
should follow tho rules of the household
where he or Fhe Is staying nnd bo as
unobtrusive ns possible In all things, so
the hostess will always be glad to wel
come this nartlculnr nerson. for It Is ft
pleasure to entertain polite and consider
Mny Dnnccs Be Cut7
Dear Deborah Hush Wilt you kindly
explain for inn the etiquette of "cutting
in," ns I believe It Is called, at aanccs.
Recently nt a dance, a young man come
up to my partner nnd myself while wo
were dancing and sho danced off with him
In spite of the fact that 1 had the daneo
with her. I havo seen this occur with
other couples frequently. When Is "cut
ting In" permissible and how should ono go
about It? Yours very truly, E. L. Z.
It Is considered perfectly good form for
n man to "cut In" on another's dance with
a girl. In fact, eoroe girls consider they
nre not having n good time if they do not
havo sovernl partners for each dnnco.
It Is permissible to ask n girl as she
Is dancing past you. Sometlmos she Is not
In speaking distance, but you aro nblo to
catch her cyo and make her a elgn that
you want to danco.
Of courno. a man Is frco to ask a girl
to keep tho ontlro danco for him, but this
makes It dlfllcult for tho girl, as It would
seem ns If sho wcro discriminating,
"Cutting In" on dances In Philadelphia
Is entirely In good form, though In some
cities It Is not done, I am told.
Correct Form for Invitations
Dear Deborah Hush Will you pIcaR"
nnswer tho following question nnd send me
a prompt reply In the Inclosed Btnmped
Which Is proper when giving nn "nt
homo" or n "tea" In honor of n guest, to
inclose my engraved cards with that of
my guest, writing on my calling card the
date nnd hour, or to Inclose a small cor
respondence enrd (square) engraved, and
wrlto on It "to meet Miss Blank" nnd
hours and date, Thanking you for a
prompt reply. I nm, MRS. F. S, 11.
I should say this would depend largely
on tho slzo of the nffalr you Intend to
give. If It 1b n flvo o'clock tea to which
you aro asking 50 or moro guests. It Is
proper to use your personal visiting card,
on which may bo written in tho lower left
hnnd corner cither "Flvo o'clock tea," or
"Tea 4:30 to 6 o'clock" on ono line, and
"Thursday, March thirtieth" on the second
lino. Across tho top of your card write
"To meet Miss Blank," or Incloso her
card If you prefer, but It Is not necessary ;
In fact, the other way Is moro often fol
For a larger affair, such as an
nt-home, It la proper to have an Invita
tion engraved. For a largo tea a square
card should bo engraved with tho date
and hours also, and in this case your
guest's card should bo Inclosed. For an
at-homo it is usual to uso a double sheet
of note paper engraved ns follows:
MR AND MRS. F. S. H.
Thursday, March the thirtieth, from
flvo until seven o'clock.
And Incloso Miss Blank's card.
Should Fiance Be Asked? !
Dear Deborah Ituah I am engaged to
bo married to a young man and' It has
been announced through the social col
umns of the papers. A friend of mine In
vited mo to a dinner nnd did not ask my
fiance. Is this good form? Should I ac
It is certainly not good form for your
friends to ask you to a dinner and omit
inviting your fiance. I do not think I
would nccept tho invitation. Are you sure,
however, that she knows of your engage
Dear Deborah Rush What Is your
opinion in regard to correspondence be
tween a girl and man? Do you think If
they are not engaged. It Is allowable to
uso terms of endearment. MARY,
It Is not well to encourage, correspond
ence between a girl and man, unless they
havo known each other a long time and
the letters are for their mutual edifica
tion. Of course, terms of endearment in
tills caso would be very much out of place
und might even prove to be comnromlBlng.
THE HOME GARDEN FOR
PLEASURE AND PROJlT
By JOHN BARTRAM
Kinds of Soil
GARDENS do not grow! thoy are
made. Thero may bo Ideal ground
somewhere In receptive mood for the seed,
but not In the nvernge back yard or sub
urban plot, nnd to mako the garden means
really making over tho soil. ,
A loamy soil, tho garden books sny, Is
Ideal. Webster defines loam as "a rich
friable soil," Most Boll has to bo mado
that way by two processes! By thorough
nnd continuous tilling and by fertilising
or addition of nutritive elements, such as
natural manures or commercial products.
Both processes nro comparatively simple
nnd a couple of years' cultivation or
working of the ground nnd fertilisation
will nchlevo wonders In Increase of pro
ductivity. Very llttlo soil In long-Bottled
sections Is good for garden purposes, but
It can be properly enriched nnd well
worked, and that Is all part of a success
Somo polls are Initially moro advan
tageous than others. But all soils, by pa
tience and a fair amount of labor, can
bo brought to tho point of bearing worth
Thore are threo kinds of roll In a rough
nnd -ready classification for gardening
purposes, All are tho result of ono origin.
The degree of decomposition of tho basis,
rock, gives tho quality to the soil. Cen
turies of weathering havo had more or
less result In tho reduction of tho rocks
to varying degrees of fineness.
' Gravelly soils nro perhaps tho least ad
vantageous for tho amateur gardener.
They have ono desirable nsset: thoy aro
naturally drained. They nro deficient In
plant food, which Is usually suspended In
moisture and on a gravelly bed drains
away. If there is a fair proportion of
finer earth mjxed with the gravel It Is
all right to uso this sort of soil. Eventu
ally one can build up a productive top
soil by filling In with loam or even clay,
and fertilizing and cultivating persist
ently. Clay noils aro hard to work at first on
account of their stiffness and propensity
for holding moisture. As they nro "cold"
they make a "lato" garden. As clay pre
dominates In this section It Is necessary
to handle tho soil In such wise as to mako
it permanently workable. Drainage Is tho
first requisite This will bo considered
In another article. Tho clayey soil can
bo Immediately Improved by covering with
several tons of sand. About J1D worth on
a plot CO by 100 feet will mako a good
start. This should be put on after tho
plowing nnd before tho harrowing, or In
tho case of a plot too small for tho plow
after tho spading nnd before tho raking
and fining. Aftorwafd, all tho finery sifted
ashes from tho heater and range for n
couplo of winters should bo spread and
plowed under. A few loads of chips
and sawdust put on In tho full and al
lowed to rot over the cold spoil nnd then
plowed under has an opening and loos
ening effect An occasional dressing with
alr-Slnltl-rl lima ... i. . .
have tho Bamo effect and P2Ftm
sweeten the soil, as clayev TL, 1
of soil should Ct,eJNi
nr full, nr h.11, "uressea each mHilltl
stable manure FertllUy V, lt.h f
this operation as "ell ',? f ,ni
mechanical effect on tho ground defl,1tl
Sandy soil Is better thi a. it
clny to mako aanlen i u ?, Ttrr ttttaff
ally drained and permits eirlvV. Jlu,
Cut it has Its dlsadvantefe88atnlnfll
must bo kept firm nnd eomnt. i
must do Kept firm nnd comnnrt lH
tntlng tho uso of n roHe? h MMN
And tho garden made ffi,'
to need wnterlng, cither 11 " :
buckets of water poureJ I abJft .fc
in times of prolonged dmin. ."
times gardeners nrldn thm..iL.. t",l-
open, sandy soil, but wonder wh r ft
not prove moro productive It . kL "
tho boII has not been kept "tEhL 7?","
ture and plant food hav V5? . u"
Sandy soils should bo sown rlUiTJ?1
plowing. Manures ohm.iVi Zlm ?lWs
a day or two bofmr. rr" aP?'W:
merclat fertilizers intended for bTI
mirrjosos shou Id ho nr,nii.i .. .."WOtM
thnv nrn Immullnl.l. ..... ."" S
--- m -- - Miiiiivuiuttii lli;eutfl Ha .,
Boll Is tho direct opposite of clirm ,,,r
It Is possible to bring It up to th ! Q
ago 01 mo mcai garden soil by dttniV.
with good top soil from excwStSlJ
Garden Queries AiyereiH
Friend John Bartram Is It too lit. '.,
drangcas? v '
Tcs, you nro away too lato n.i. A
year. Lilacs, splrca. dentzla. wilni. 1
tho other spring blooming Bhrubs reaulr.1
. ...,..,b .o.j nuuiiif uncr uiossom tlmJ
Tho reason for this Is that they all mil,"
their flowering wood In tho spring ml'
summer, and if this Is Ignorantly cut hi
fall or winter pruning the crop of flow.'
ers next spring will be slight or nil Ail
a. matter of fact, theso hardy shrubs n4
very little trimming. Their flowr unit
ly nro cut In great Bprays, which pretty
wun uuiuiJuiiauica lur me rupia grotytn 01
the foliage. All that Is necessary, after!
your lllncs and splreas bloom this sprlnj,'
Is to cut out all dead or weak wood ini;
Drancnes wnicn aro growing so as to in.
tcriero witn otners.
Covering on Bulbs
Friend John Bartram When shall I
tauo on tno covering irom my tulips anlJ
other bulbs put In last fall. ANX. "I
As soon ns tho bulbs planted last lo-fl
tumn, such n- hyacinths, tulips, crocuses, 1
etc. boein to appear above ground cartel
fully remove the winter covering. If flnej
manure was used dig this in around thtj
roots, but only about tho surface so as notj
to endanger the bulbs nnd rootlets.
Marion Harland's Corner
Glasses to Give Awny
"TSAW In tho Corner that Miss F. E. W.
JL wanted some glasses. Wo havo about
four pairs to give away. Two aro ground
glass, or 'near' and "far,' and three pairs
aro without rims. Wo will mall her a
pair. They lit a person about 65 years
of age. J. H. 3."
A wholesome and right Chrlstlanty
dread of having things lying nround that
could bo useful to one's fellow creatures
Is, ns we havo causa to remark nlmost
dally, ono of the hallmarks of tho true
Cornerito. In tho presont Instance It
takes tho form of a proposition that will
bo of moment to readers In need of
glasses. The address is in our books.
When You Chop Suet
When you are chopping suet for pud
dings or for other purposes, dust the
suet with a bit of ground rice before you
cut It It usually does away with the
unpleasant sticking of the suet to the
MORE LESION HILL MEETINGS
Spring Series to Begin in Garrick
Theatre Tomorrow Night
It has been decided to hold a spring
series of Lemon Hill Association services
In the Qnrrick Theatre, and the first of
the meetings Is scheduled for tomorrow
night. The Rev. Dr. James B. Ely will
preach on "The Returning Prodigal," and
thero will be a song service conducted by
Frank Dmblck, who will be aided by the
Philadelphia Brass Quartet, F. Nevln
Wlest, leader, and the pipe organ. Mr.
Wiest will play "The Holy City" as a
cornet solo, '
It Is Intended to hold the spring meet
ings through the next seven Sunday even
ings. Mr. Benjamin W. Greer Is one of the
chief supporters of the work. Mrs, .
Lewis Crozler paid the rental charge for
the first 16 meetings of the year, and E.
Clarence Miller paid the rental for two
Pleased With a Go-cart
"I wish to write a few linos to let you
know that I received the go-cart from
F. T. M., whoso address you sent to me.
It Is a nlco one and we are much pleased
with It. He wished me to have the baby's
plcturo taken Bitting In the go-cart, so I
had It dono and expect to send it off next
week. Perhaps the cart B. M. T. offered
some one else might llko to have. If he
still has it to give away,
The Corner has the next best right to
a plcturo of the baby and the carriage,
but that of the donor is paramount. 1
can fnncy what tho picture will say to
him. You have gained a friend as well as
the go-cart If the person Indicated by
the Initials you give Btlll has the carriage
to spare we shall havo no dllliculty in
disposing of it for him.
Truss for Right Side
"Do you know of a man needing a truss
for a rupture on the right side? I have
one to give away. Ho can wrlto direct
to me, if desired. M. K. E."
So many men Buffer for want of the
appliance you graciously tender to the
Corner that we only pray you to hold It
All communication nildreeptd to Utrte.
Hnrland ahnuld melon, a etfimped, e!t
niMre.srd envelop, nnd a cllpplnr ef tbe
article In. which yon are Interested. Tfr.
.on nlehlnir to aid In the ruirltable
work of tho II. II. C. ehonld write Mule.
Harland, In enre of this paper, for id
drrsse of thoee ther Mould like to beld,
nnd, linvlnc received them, coimnanlcite
timet nun tnoie parties.
for the llttlo while required to mako
known what you havo In keeping for ult
The Corner s thanks nro duo to you nov.j
Patterns to Donate
"I am thankful to you for sending mxj
name to tho Girls' Bachelor Club. TOij
result was a lovely box of glftB and ii
are truly grateful. I have a number t
magazines that will supply reading for,
many hours: then I hnve about JO paper
patterns for dresses and aprons 'to fltjfl
little girl of 3 or 4 years of age. Sly am
havo outgrown them. I have also foul
Battenbcrg pattern. I wll gladly citi
them to any ono who wishes them, but I
cannot pay postage. My husband hu
tuberculosis, nnd la In a sanitarium, and
I hnva five children to take care of. tbe
oldest 13 years and tho baby S months old,
May I ask a favor? Is there some on la
the Corner who would clvo mv two oldei
girls a Bible? They go to Sunday school
and havo been asked to bring Bibles onJ
Sunday, They want them for home study,,
too. I might be able to exchange somj-
thlng for tho Bibles. MRS. T. I"
You Bhnll have the Bibles "for Iove'l
sake." I know my constituency eU
enought to engage that each of the girl1
shall havo her own book as soon as reu
crs have had tho opportunity to see yoijr,
letter for themselves nnd digest til
contents thereof. It Is a source of grati
tude to us that we have had the prlvllt
of contributing to your happiness la linn.
past Who will present a Bible apiece '
the c-lrlrt who wish to take It to Sundif.
school and to read it with their mother MB
homo? I hold the mothers address. Mjr,
donations are welcome and well chqse&i
VO G U E
Room 304, Empire BJdg.
Here you may study the new
est and smartest of the spring
fashions exacdy reproduced jn
Vogue Patterns. Reclusive and
original designs of gowns, tai
lored suits, morning frocks, din
ner or dance frocks, wraps,
blouses and children's clothes are
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