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Tuesday, Feb. 4,1913.
Special Features of Interest T© The Times' Women Readers
•—By Cynthia Grey.
How much do you spend for your clothes, and do you get the worth of the money you spend?
Recently a new standard for regulating the amount that the married woman is to spend on dress
has been set up by a French judge. In giving judgment the other day on a creditor's claim, he decided
that a wife's attire ought not to cost more than the rent of her home, and that any woman who spent
more than that amount was guilty of extravagance and imprudence.
1 am quite sure that the average American woman would be very glad to have put aside for the
clothing of the whole family an amount equal to that paid for the rent of her house, and she will consider
any woman who spends as much on her own body as is spent for the housing of the entire family as
Usually the housewife and mother has so many calls upon her slender purse that she is apt to be
the shabbiest member of the household. She says: ''Tommy must have a pair of shoes, or Mary v coat,
so that they will look well enough to go to school, I can get along, as I do not go out much."
When the husband and wife have put their household on a business basis there will be a certain sum
A dancing party under the
auspices of the junior auxiliary of
the Woman's Day nursery. This
Is the last Important function of
its kind before the Lenten season
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French opera, Massenet and
Saunt Saens will be the topics dis
cussed by the Altrua club this
afternoon at the home of Miss
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Tutting as a topic the edura
tional training of women, Miss
Isabel Austin, dean of women of
the University of Washington, ad
dressed a gathering of clubwomen
yesterday afternoon at the home
of Mrs. T. J. Handforth. The af
fair was given under the aus
pices of the Aloha club.
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The Philharmonic society will
give its first concert this evening
at Masonic temple. A delightful
program has been arranged and
Miss Krna Muehlenbruch, gifted
Tacoma pianist, will render sev
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The annual business meeting of
the Children's Industrial home
was held this afternoon in the
Tacoma hotel. Reports and an
nual election of officers was
scheduled to take place.
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A pretty cotillion <lanre was
given last Saturday evening at
the Annie Wright seminary un
der the auspices of ihe freshman
class in honor of the other classes
of the school.
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The Women's club will have
Its regular open meeting next
Thursday afternoon at the home
of Mrs. J. W. Brokaw, 1215
North Tacoma avenue.
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Mrs. Metzger, 0002 South
Lawrence street, will entertain
" the Oracles' council of the R. N.
A. Wednesday afternoon.
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The Decree of Honor will en
tertain at the Odd Fellows' tem
ple Thursday evening with cards.
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Mrs. W. D. IJttle entertained
the Query club yesterday after
"*uoon at her home, North 24th and
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An entertainment and social
afternoon will be given Thurs
day at 810 South 9th street by
the Central W. C. T. U.
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The Missouri Woman's club
met this afternoon with Mrs,
Oliver O. McLane, North 2 3th and
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The liiulios Aid society of the
German Lutheran church will be
entertained Thursday afternoon
at the home of Mrs. Schreiber,
1307 South I street.
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The Central W. C. T. IT. will
hold a social next Thursday after
noon at 910 South 9th street.
Refreshments will be served.
Florida is nearer sea level than
any other state in the Union. Its
greatest elevation is but 301 feet
above sea level.
Colds. Weak Lungi.
Cough*. Weak Throat*.
A l/n J c Cherry
AyCr S Pectoral
Sold for 70 yean,
felt Your Doctor. kSWifSfiSS:
If You Disc riminate
If You Are
In the selection of your personal
effects you will appreciate the
Let us show you.
Priced up from $37.50.
1142 Pacific ay.
THE RENT OR A SPRING HAT--WHICH?
SHE'S A GOOD LOBBYIST
BECAUSE SHE'S A GOOD WIFE
DES MOINKS. Toyva, Feb. 4. —
Mrs. Nina Dewey of Dcs Moines
declares that it is because she la
trying to be a GOOD Wife and a
GOOD MOTHER that she is In a
position also to be a GOOD LOB
BYIST for suffrage.
You know what a woman
lobbyist is? A gayly dressed, vi
vacious, conscienceless creature
who lures silly, foolish represen
tatives and senators to their de
struction? That's the type that
appears in the novels and on tUe
Well, Mrs. Dewey Isn't any
thing at all like that. She's vi
vacious enough, and she wears
good clothes, well made, that nt
her nicely. But she's a REGU
LAR WOMAN. And she has been
duly elected a LOBBYIST be
cause her fellow workers Tor
woman's suffrage in lowa know
TESTED NEW BREAD MAKING DISCOV
ERY FOR PHILADELPHIA REFORM
CLUBWOMAN SxVYS NEW IDEA IS GREAT
(EDITORS NOTE —Mrs. Anna
B. Scott, the writer of the follow
ing article on the great bread
making discovery of Mra. Sharp
less, the Philadelphia housewife
whose new methods are causing
tremendous interest, Is a Philadel
phia clubwoman and newspaper
writer. Mrs. Rudolph Blanken
burg. wife of the reform mayor of
Philadelphia heard of the new
bread-making discovery and asked
Mrs. Scott to go to Mrs. Sharpless'
homo and Investigate. Mrs. Scott
tells of her experience as fol
Ny Mrs. Anna 11. Scott
I confegß I was a "doubting
Thomas" when told that this
bread could be made In less than
a minute and that it was twice as
nourishing aB even the best home
made white bread, to say nothing
of the claim made for its health
So, at the request of the may
or's wife, who is always inter
ested in everything that makes
for home comfort and happiness,
I went out to see Mrs. Sharpleee.
Even after she had told me about
her work and shown me some of
the bread I could not help won
dering how any one could make
edible bread in so little time and
Then she asked me to make a
batch myself and test her ma
chine and her statements. I went
into her kitchen and followed di
rections. I turned the machine
30 seconds by my watch and did
no kneading. Then I awaited the
she can do more with the legisla
ture than any other woman In tne
She first became interested In
several measures before the lows
legislature in connection with the
practice of medicine. The mat
ter did not seem to get the at
tention it deserved from the Taw
makers and she found they did
Mrs. Nina Dewey—"showing
why she holils her jol>."
not know anything about it. No
one else seemed inclined to tell
them, so she went about It her
self in a perfectly simple, natur
al way. AND THE BILLS PASS
Naturally, when the suffrage
supporters determined- to have a
lobbyist at this session, they gave
Mrs. Dewey the job.
"It was just a bit of a shock
to see my picture in the news
papers and over it a line of black
type calling me a 'lobbyist'," Mrs.
'But 1 AM A LOBBYIST! That
is all there is to it. And I'm
a lobbyist because I want to leave
my little boy a good country to
live in—a country that gives
everyone a fair show."
baking, and as I had to hurry
home, I took a loaf with me.
It was still hot when I got
home. The long trip had nearly
wilted me, and being delayed on
the way, it was past my luncheon
hour. I did not think I could eat
anything, but was so anxious to
try this bread, which I myself had
made with her machine, that I
didn't wait for it to cool, but took
a slice while warm.
"I will give it a real test," I
said to myself. For many years
I had not eaten any white bread
at all, because it always disagreed
with me, causing indigestion. I
ate one slice of Sharpless bread,
a.ftd followed it with another. To
my amazement, I felt quite satis
fied; but it wag so good I kept
on, and before putting away the
loaf I had eaten four slices.
I ate nothing more that day,
and had no feeling of hunger. Nor
was I In any way disturbed by the
bread I had eaten, though a sim
ilar amount of ordinary white
bread would have made me sick.
Then and there I saw that Mrs.
Sharpless had done a wonderful
thing, and since that time I have
used no other white bread in my
Of course, from a scientific
standpoint, there is no way
around the value of her discovery.
And when a fact comes home to
one as the healthfulness of this
bread has come home to me, all
doubt is dispelled. For the first
time in years I have eaten whdte
bread with impunity, and It haa
not troubled mo in the least.
Dear Miss Grey: 1 would
like to see your answer to
Is it pi'o|>er for a young
couple to become engns«il
for a long time if both sin
cerely agree that they would
be free to do as they wish
if either one should meet
anyone they like better?
Would it be all right to can
cel the other engagement on
the friendly terms agreed
A YOUNG WOMAN.
A.—Certainly. Why not?
We Have a MgM to More
Than One l<'iiend.
Dear Mis-. Grey: lam a
sniMM<- girl of 17 and am
in love with a boy of 18. I
am sure he loves me, but it
MM tbnt lie sometimes
takes me home and then
goes and talks with another
girl. I don't talk with other
hoys, and I don't think it
fair for him to t.ilU to other
Don't think I mi mushy,
for lam not. I don't believe
in letting v boy kiss me. 1
go to shows with liiin all the
time. Do you think I am
old enough? 1 will soon be
A. —Don't be foolish. You are
making a mistake by having just
one friend. Hoys and girls of 17
and 1 S should have many friends.
Certainly it is all right for the
boy to talk to other fiirls, and it
is all right for you to talk to
I don't approve of boys and
girls of your ages goin? to shows
all the time; but it is all right
once in a while if you ro straight
there and come straight home.
He Is Not the Only One
Dear Miss (>rey: lam a
girl of 15 and in the eighth
grade at school. I like a hoy
very much who attends ihis
school—in fact, I love him.
Husbands Don't Count, Hats Do
"No, the object of my tri|>
around the world has nothing
whatever to do with matrimony:.
I am seeking perfection tn mil
linery instead of men. As ta
marriage, it is something thai
flourishes In every country, and)
I suppose I could make a betterl
match at home than abroad." ,
This candid statement was ut
tered by Miss Beatrice Cerny,
member of a wealthy family In
Austria, who prefers to earn Tier
own living than to be dependent
"You see, I am so Infatuated
with my work that I have no time
for lovo-niakiiiK," she explained,
turning her laughing eyes upon
"I like to travel and I like to
make hats. In New Yor:t all my
time since I arrived from Paris
has been taken up with making
hats. The prices which some of
these creations brought rangeu
THE TACOMA TIMES.
set aside to buy clothes for mother quite as much as that which buys father's suits, hats, shoes and
What proportion should this sum bear to the entire outlay for the home?
As a matter of fact, few women spend one-fifth as much for their own clothes as is paid for house
rent, and perhaps the "one-fifth plan" is a good basis upon which to divide one's income.
For instance, if one paid $20 a month for house rent, or $240 a year, the wife should feel that she
might with perfect propriety spend $19 a year on her own clothes.,
This subject is intensely interesting to all women, as they are the disbursers of most of the money
earned in the world, and they are beginning to look into the question of expenses and cost very carefully.
[ should like to hear from any interested homeinaker as to how much of her income or the money
-which her husband allows her for her personal and household expenses she uses for herself. Perhaps
from these letters written from experience some of us may learn a new way of dressing well on very little
money, as every woman knows that there are women who dress tastefully on half the money that i»
spent by mothers who do not look half so well.
Address all letters to Cynthia Grey, care of Times.
He seemed to like me until a
few months ago another girl
moved to this place, and
now he never speaks to me
any more; hut is a I nays
paying attention to this grey.
What can 1 do to regain his
love? Now, Miss Grey, do
not think mo foolish, for I
am very sensible.
A. —1 do think a girl of 15 ex
ceedingly foolish to muddle her
brains over mock love affairs as
you are doing.
If you are always polite to
this boy and he refuses to be the
same, why do you want him for
a friend? If you are a nice girl
you will always find good boys
and girls willing to be your
I ... Ji Should Givo l*p Halt
'•' the Time.
Dear Miss Grey: I have
been keeping company with a
young man mid we are con
tinuully quarreling, and I
have always been the first to
give »i». I>o you think that
is fair? Don't you think ho
should give ill onco ■■■ •'
We have quarreled now
again, and I am ready to
give in again; but do you
think I should? I want to
see liim and talk to him, but
I don't know what to do
about it. I have tried no
oftra i liit I am discouraged
now. What would you do?
A. —It all depends on who Is
in tho wrong. If you know you
are, you should admit it; but if
it is ho, you should not give up.
When two people have tried
their best to get along and have
tailed completely, they had best
go different ways instead of mar
rying. Quarreling doesn't im
prove with age, and it invariably
leads to the divorce court. It Is
just as wrong for one to give In
all the time a.-, none of the time.
Ull.'the way from $2f. to $1,000."
slio explained that
'jifie had an excellent memory and
tfiat she was thus enabled to copy
Sinew hat model worn by some
Hi'son on the stage after a single
Jfiuil'se of it.
j?if?rhe day of the big hat is over,
except in those cases where ladles
kjtve large faces. The hats of to
*f^y are built toward the back and
are long, with feature trim
" 'How many hats do I think
aY well-dressed woman ought to
have?' " „•
I She repeated the question.
r "Oh, six or seven, at the least;
one for every dress. ...,:
"Some women have 'as many
ifusbaudg a« hatH." tittered a by
slander, in a vain attempt to drag
the Bul>ject : of matrimony bacs
Into the conversation.
But Miss Cerny merely smlied,
ignoring the Interruption, and
continued her dlssertion.
They should each give in half of
Till Lately They Were Nlee.
Dear Miss Grey: We are
two chums and have been
keeping company with two
young men. They acted very
nice until lately, then they
stJirted to get fresh and in
sulted us. We told them wo
were not that kind of girls,
and they said they were not
that kind of boys. What
should we do?
A. —If you gave the boys no
reason for their effrontery, let
them alone until they apologize,
and if they don't, drop them com
10 and Married Two Years.
Dear Miss Grey: I am
coming to you for advice and
I wish you would put this in
the paper uh soon us possi
I am Hi and have In" n
iiiari'ii'd two years. I went
to I'iuli school for one year,
but did not like it. I like
my liiisbnnd very ninth. Ho
has few bad habits, such as
Maying out late, drinking,
smoking and swearing; but I
love aunt her man. Shall I
leave my husband?
This man told me be would
pay for my divorce. lam a
sensible girl, yet I cannot
make out this question.
I'lease advise me soon.
A.—l am at a loss to under
shind how you could think of
leaving your husband. How could
you love ■ man that is capablo of
such deceit as separating a good
honest man from his wife? Mark
my words, he means you no good.
Summon every bit of your wom
anly pride and ignore him com
pletely. He does not love you and
will only bring you sorrow.
If you could read the letters
I receive from yomiß married
women who have done this very
tliiiiK and then were deserted by
the man who pretended to love
them, you would spuru such h
By all means, stay with your
husband and learn to love him.
"Honesty Is the llpst Policy"
Dear Miss <>ivy: I liavo
boon in business in (his town
and did not succeed. 1 one a
few bills to an Kastern con
cern and cannot pay them at
A friend of mine in Canndn
has olt. r^'il me a new start
provided I come to him and
si.hi there. Would ask your
kind advice as to whether
my creditors could prosecute,
me over there. Thanking
you in advance. li;< >l lil.l .
A.—No. They can do nothing
with you, but I would advise you
by all means to write them bo
fore you leave and tell them you
will settle the debts as soon as
possible and then abide by your
words. If you ran only pay it in
small amounts, do so, for honesty
is airways the best policy.
Mix equal parts of cold flaked
salmon and hot mashed potatoes.
Season with salt and pepper.
Shape in form of cutlets, dip in
crumb's again, fry in deep fat, and
drain. Arrange in a circle, hav
ing cutlets overlap one another,
on a folded napkin. Garnish
Cream Maple Frosting.
One lb. soft maple sugar, 1 cup
cream. Break sugar in small
pieces, put in saucepan with
cream, and stir occasionally until
sugar is dissolved. Boil without
stirring until a ball can be form
ed, when mixture is tried In cold
water. Beat until of right con
sistency to spread. This may be
improved by adding M cup finely
Peel small silver-skinned on
ioiiH, and cook In boiling water
15 minutes. Drain, dry on
cheosecloth, put in a buttered
baking dish, and highly seasoned
brown stock to cover bottom of
dish, sprinkle with sugar and bake
until soft, basting with stock in
IF YOU'RE UNDER THIRIY
BUY A BLAZER COAT!
You Can Get 'Km in Your Favorite College Colors.
Blazer coats for both men anil
women will bo even more popu
lar this year than last. Already
they are being purchased by
those who are going Houth for the
remainder of the winter months,
and when tennis and golf become
the pursuits of the outdoor youth
they will brighten the links and
courts all over the land.
These coats can be found In
all the college colors, but juat
Cynthia's Answers to
The steel pen wax made in
The pure food act went into
effect January 1, 1907.
Europe has an area of 3,800,
--000 square milea.
In France last year the births
exceeded the deaths by 35,000.
The largest proportion of sui
cides in European countries is to
be found in Germany.
Parcel post packages require
special stamps to distinguish them
from the other packages.
San Francisco ranks as 61st
among the largest cltleß of the
world and is the largest city in
the west, having a population of
The world's annual consump
tion of rubber was 5,000 tons in
1875, while the present consump
tion is nearly 100,000 tons.
To remove indelible ink stains,
make a thick paste of talcum pow
der and buttermilk; spread on
spot and leave two days. Rinse
well; repeat if necessary.
Shine may be removed from
blue oerge or other woolen mate
rials by placing a wet cloth over
the shiny portion and steam dry
with a hot iron; care must be
taken not to let the cloth get too
dry and also not to scorch the
The Tarn o'-Shanter, In varl
oub creation* will be a favorite in
ladies' spring head wear.
now that Wood row Wilson, for
mer president of I'rlneeton, is
changing into Woodrow Wilson,
president of the United States,
the Princeton colors—black and
yellow—take the lead in these
nutty outdoor garments.
If you are under .'.". a blazer
coat is a rhiirininn adjunct to
your wardrobe, but It is well to
remember that It is only becom
ing to youthful figures.
I)K. O. F. \oi;i;is, Mgr.
Since I have been advertising
in the 'Tillies" a great many
mothers have brought their chil
dren to me; now I want you to
bring your child. I know they
will want to runic bark, because
I know their ways and how to
treat them —that is where I have
made my great success.
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