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Merry Little Spjnster Tells
Pleasing Tale of Travel
and Extols the Charm of
Scottish Life.
A certain very llvel lndy of the "West
em Planets" was particularly Itlnd to me
orl the return Journey from Wilmington.
"My dear," said she, "I've Just heard
that you nrc an English girl, and !LvllJH
all alone- I do admire 50111- pluck, and
want you to come lound and see me.
Your Kngltsh accent's Jtiit the cutest
thing! Five years ngo t linil the greatest
time In London ami In Kastbourne. I 111
a. school teacher, and an old maid, too.
but very brisk and happy all the same!"
She certainly was dimming, and 1 liked
licr from the very flist.
"1 was In Scotland, too," continued
he, "I thought that Edinburgh was the
cutest place! I ehastd the Highland regl
ments for a week Indeed 1 did! These
kilted soldiers are the dearest, sweetest
things! My rooms were In the llalmoral
Hotel on Princes street, just right below
the Castle Hock, t used to put on my
hat at 10 o'clock every morning, and
open my window wide, and listen. Dear
the, I feel quite fluttered now Just to
think ot It!"
"To think of what?" t asked, quite
mystified. The little lady really seemed
"My dear!" said she, reprovingly,
"whv. don't vou know? The Scottish
E- regiments' morning march was right bo-
' low these windows. At the first wild
sinning 01 me pipes, 1 nseu 10 ueau
straight for the elevator! 'ijulrk. quick!
the street, the street!" 1 used to pant out
to the attendant."
This seemed a curious proceeding. "I
know that five years ago the Mack
"Watch and the Seaforth Highlanders were
stationed at Edinburgh rustle," I said.
"Do your refer to them?"
"My dear." the little spinster cried.
"how can you speak so calmly of those
men! I went Just crazy over the swing
ing kilts and plaids and tartans! A
dozen kilted pipers marched tight at the
head of the regiment, blow lug Just llko
a hurricane at sea! from the white
gaiters thnt came up below each sun
burnt knee the Jeweled handle of a
dagger shone! They simply were mas
nlficent. Then came the drummers clad
In tlgerskins. The pipe-major wore a
glorious leopard skin across his shoulder,
too. His cheeks were crimson, but ho
blew unrcaslngl ! The tune went to my
I head and to my heels I used to chase
Ihnt rpi-tmpnt flip tnllns. nnit mmeh lip.
' i 1.1m., 4hi.n. i.'lin . 1, n . .i1.nrl
Och, a hundred pipers, an" a', an' n
Get up snrt gl'c ui a blan. a bla !
TVi' their bonnet- ami tartans and ifllts .ac
Ett IT . braw,
wj "J i They're the handsomest pipers of .V. of a'!
n, i It struck me that such genuine enthu
ar i' I 'asm must have often proved a shade
mi J t fatiguing, and that the little spinster's
rje ! strange military antics must have aroused
I 'J I no small degree of interest In the calm.
a u J dignity of Trinces street. But 1 re
and 1 " 'ra'ncd from comment thereupon. To me
dog - discretion ever Is the better part.
wo L 1 " dot" on all things Scotch," continued
dlenc'O '" .u"e unabashed. "At dinner I nl-
j ,. ways used to beg the head waiter to I
PIjAC . bring me a dlt-h called "Wee Grumphle I
I i wl Neeps " He was a solemn man. an
; elder In the kirk, and very slow. 'A '
Joo j canna fash ma heid wi' a' they foreign
was . i names, me'm! he would .say, reflectively.
serve- ! much fr m Scotch accent! I knew '
.. A J he was. a most religious man, and so I I
tileacjj naked him what denomination he held to. t
tl,50. f; "A'm a "Wee Free." me'm,' lie would ,
holdcj i say most solemnly, 'releeglously upholdln" 1
that i J tho Auld LIcht creed, too. A canna tholo ,
they modern meenlsters wi' a' their ,
rantln. ravin' ways, aye dingin' the dust I
out o' the pulpit cushions ' "
f The spinster's brother now took up the j
' tale. He was n man of middle age, good-
C looking, and a bachelor. "The way that
J Mary carried on In Scotland made me '
blush for her!" said he. "First with the I
1 soldiers, then the waiters, then with the '
Lf one-eyed charioteer who drove us round I
' to see the sights."
. I 'Mv H,.nr T r nra fnn ft'.fvlilntr tVinttt
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A too facetious youth unearthed the
time-worn Jest nnent the Scotch highball. 1
- Did she Include that. too. within the cato. 1
I gory? Tho little spinster eyed him with
a frozen eye. A sudden change came o'er
'the spirit of her dream Long years of
training youthful minds In paths of recti- ,
tude, long years spent "teaching the young I
Idea how to shoot, cara to her aid right
here. The wit of the facetious youth, till
now inflated by a too-admiring female
audience at home, collapsed beneath tho
aword prick of the spinster's eye In the
long pause that followed his remark. th
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if look.
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The "Western Planets" came to earth
nt midnight, when we retouched terra
. firms, at the Arch street dock. I had
enjoyed a pleasant evening, nnd had
"made new pleasant friends than which
the heart of woman can desire no more.
jE Smart ruffs for midseasnn wear are
r displayed by the shops at present In great
(t variety.
; They are made of ostrich feathers, mar
5 about, maline and chiffon, which of It-
nelf Is not novel. The quilling and plalt
lrlng and ruchtng. the color and shape and
u alze, howeer, offer many possibilities to
1 ' the designers of this charming little artl-
?! ' Ia nf oiinrnmnnt
The short ostrich feather ruff appears
In shades of brown and green that will
exactly match frocks and suits
Gray and wistaria are also seen and
hl&pk and white. Finished with a bo of
narrow satin ribbon the price is !. End
Une: In tassels and cards they cost 15.
A pretty rurr is made by combining
tmarabout and ostrich feathers in a way
: , Quito novel id iiie incecui iwaon. ins
dogs af' ,r)c9 , j,,
"nyw"A Mousseline quilled and shaped to re.
nnr i smble flower petals forms a dainty ruff
. fi black or white. A narrow velvet rib-
was mig )n f0rrrlns an upright bow at the side
likes en effective finish. This ruff
Arres "U or M-W-x,"
Maline. plaited very much In Pierrot
, a fashion, U used for ruffs in black and
2 , Ar ."white and gray that cost only (1.75.
Ik iioussenne wun a cnincnuia uot manes
ivery attractive ruches. It Is plaited and
nblrred and is ilea wttn a cow of satin
1bbon that matches the color of the
The colors are brown and blue and the
price 1 2.
Tha war has apparently not added any
thing to the price of these ornamental
additions to tne toueite in comparison
With the prices of other years they seem
jwer rawer man nigner.
Correspondence of central InUrett
to women readers will be printed on
thl Pfle. Such correspondence iheuld
b addressed to the Woman's Editor,
evening ueager.
Denies Report Thnt She Disagrees
With Secretary of State.
LINCOLN, Neb.. Oct. 9.-Mrs. William
Jennings Bryan, as well as lier husband,
Is In favor of woman suffrage, and she
has Issued n denial of the report tha' sht
was opposed to th votps-for-womon
cause. After Secretary of State Bryan'
declaration In favor of equal suffrage
movement, Mrs. Bryan made the follow
Ing, statement a copy of which she sent
to the Nebraska equal suffrage associa
tion: "I nm not nn antl-surfrnglst and have
never attended any antl-suifraglst meet
ings. I have been a firm believer In
Mlffrago without sex qualifications for
3onrs, and 1 earnestly wish success tit
the equnl suffrage campaign In Nebraska
this fall. Our eldest daughter has been
nn Interested voter In Colorado; our
youngest, a member of the Equal Suf
frage league of the Nebraska State fnl
fn aiuieer to the article oil the rrjie
tlfcnry of earl! rngaiementx, thr oloicln7
triers have lent received;
To Hi- Editor of thr Woman's I'aoe, IWenlng
Madam After rending your article on
etrlv encasements, 1 should like to know
by what proces you arrive at tho con
clusion that, nt the rcmarknbly mature
nf of 20. a young woman suddenly
changes from a giggling schoolgirl to a
Minerva. It does seem strange that a
girl who Is .o liable to make mistakes at
If should undergo any such metamor
phosis within 11 short 12 months and ho
fullv competent to make a llttlng choice
ot a husband. A MAN'S OPINION.
To the Editor 0 the Woman's Pane, Evening
Madam The age at which n girl may
become engaged is entirely Immaterial,
as engagements are frequently like vac
cinations, nnd do not take. The rent
question Is. At what age should she
marry"' "There's many, a slip 'twlxt the
cup and the lip." ' A. B. C.
Lehigh avtnue.
To the Editor of the Tl'omoit'a rune, KirBbiff
Madam As one of the interested fem
inine renders of our paper, I was great
ly attracted by your article on engage
ments.. I do not look at the matter in
exactly the same light as you. hardlv
thinking that they should be put off to
the nee when one becomes distressingly
wise. I nm for the early engagement.
I early, and if necessary often!
To thr r.iltior of the Woman' roue. Evening
Madam The basis of true and lasting
love Is Intuition the condition of the
heart. For thl reason the proper time
for n girl to become engaged Is not de
termined by her years, but by circum
stances When she meets the right man.
whether she be 18 or 57, she should at
once secure him.
To the Editor of the Womnn'.i rage, Eioiilnp
Madam I quite agree with your article
ONCE upon a time, when the sun
had gone to sleep and the gar-
den was damp and dark and
dewy, the littlest sunflower said to the
biggest sunflower, "I wish you would
ten us a story.
Yes, a story," repeated the littlest
sunflower, "Tell us about when you
were very little like we are."
So the biggest sunflower straighten
ed its petals and took a sip of dew
and told the garden flowers a little
story and tins is what he said:
"Once upon a time, I was a tiny
little daisy about as big as you little
marigolds over there and I lived by
the side of a country road. When the
rains came it was a very nice home,
but all through the long hot summer
it was so very dusty that some days
I could hardly breathe. And my pret
ty little golden petals grew gray and
dry in the hot sunshine.
'Finally, I began to think about
moving to some better place.
"I asked the grasses by my side
how to move and they told me that in
the fall the wind would help me move
as he often did them."
"So I worked very hard and ripened
my seeds and got all ready for winter.
"At last when all was ready, the
wind took my seeds in his big strong
arms my seeds were very tiny then,
you see.
Along tne road we traveled till we
to a load ot nay.
Author of " The New Housekeeping "
There Is an enemy ready to attack every
homemaker. He has already won vic
tories over hundreds of women, van
quished them and reduced them to a
stnle of slavery. This enemy, the com
mon foe of nil homemakers, Is Drugcry.
If la n o).an1itlA iLannl' tin atintve nn
mercy, and every homemaker must bo
on the defensive or ho wilt gain posses- I
slon and rule with Iron hand.
But there In yet time to mobilize your
household troops before the fall ern of
housekeeping begins nnd to etect your
defenses to prevent capture by the enemy.
What are these household Interests that
you can mobilize to vanquish Drudgery?
First there Is the Book nnd Periodical
Corps, which Is only too willing to come
to the front. Every dny our national and
local periodicals offer the homemaker val
uable trained ndvlce on many household
topics. Good books nrc aplenty. Do
mestic science coursese are almost free.
Government pamphlets for tho house-
hooper are sent for the asking. On every
hnnd tho homemnker Is offered knowl
edge and advice about her trade. The
Book and Periodical Corps should pro
tect thu right flank ot every home.
Next she can muster the Fleet of Labor
Saving Equipment. A dish washer, a
washing machine a tireless cooker, these
are the dreadnoughts ot the home. To
these she can add tho Zeppelin of house
hold accounts the aeroplane ot schedules
nnd methods which shall keep an eye
nn the household ammunition. Sho can
secure reinforcements, new ammunition,
by visiting the house furnishing stores'
and learning of new devices nnd by read
ing the advertisements In the newspapers
on the subject of early engagements. I
became enraged at 17 to a man that had
been picked out for me by fond parents.
As we gtew older our minds became more
divergent, nnd finally I had the good
sense to brenk It off. I am now, nt the
age of 2S, happily married to the right
man, and as I look bock I feel that ail
nther girls should be warned against
the folly of the early engagement.
Philadelphia. J. R- P.
Put the cucumbers, which should be
very small and young. Into a large Jar.
Make a brine with one cup salt, one
quart boiling water and pour hot over
the cucumbers. Leave for 21 hours, drain
off the brine, boll suindent vinognr sea
soned with cloves, allspice, ginger, and
some whole white pepper, nnd pour It
over the cucumbers. Cover with vino
leaves, and, when cold, tic down. (It Is a
good plan to place a piece of muslin
over pickles while they are cooling, as
It prevents files and wasps being drawn
Into the Jars by the acid fumes).
What fun it will be when my ship
conies in, ,
That is sailing over the sea.
The fairies are blowing it fast
Filling the sails with their happy
Sailing over to me.
In dreams I have seen them come
sailing on,
Sailing over to me;
And sometimes awhile I may stay
with them;
I wish I could ride al the way
with them,
Sailing over the sea,
' "'Here's a safe place for you to
' travel,' whispered the wind, and he
dropped me down in the hay.
"Along the road we went again and
with every jolt. I slipped deeper and
' deeper into the nay, nearly to the hot
torn of the wagon, till at last just
before the wagon drove into the big
barn I dropped from the wagon into
the soft warm ground below.
"That night and next day, the men
threw straw and scrapings from the
barn over on me so that by the time
winter came, I was covered snug and
comfortable. Then the warm spring
rains freshened the ground and I be
gan to grow.
"In such a sunny, sheltered place
with the earth all rich for my feed
ing I grew to be as big and strong
as I now am. The farmer's wife liked
me so much that she moved me into
her garden and here I am "
The flowers took a big breath, and
the littlest sunflower said: "That was
a good story; will I ever get big like
"Yes, indeed," said the big sun
flower, smiling broadly. "Just work
hard store up sunshine and drink of
the dew and some day you'll be big
like me.
The littlest sunflower looked
around to see if all the flowers heard
what the biggest sunflower said but
every flower had gone to sleep.
Copyright, 19 H, Clara Ingram Judfotu
and magaxlncs. One little labor saver
properly directed acts llko a Krupp gun
In annihilating the enemy.
The housewife has an Invincible ally
In the woman's club, or organization
lighting for the Interests of the home.
Sho should call on It to help her win
battles for pure food, for Increased sanl
tntlon, for children's playgrounds, for
lower retail prices. The woman's club
will give her plans of previous cam
paigns, of fortifications, ot strategic
points In the enemy's country. Sani
tation and Intelligence arc the captains
of the allied troops.
In this struggle against drudgery tho
housewife will find that her ch'ef aide-de-camp
Is hor own personal attitude
toward housework. As long na her own
mental attitude presents an Indomitable
fortress, drudgery cannot penetrnte It,
It Is only when her personal attitude
Is weak, tottering and half won over to
the enemy that defeat Is Inevitable.
Faint heart ne'er won a battle, and the
housewife who docs not feel patriotism
for her profession will brandish but an
Ineffectual sword.
In this battle with drudgery the houso
wlfc, tco, has tho most loyal reservists
any commander could desire. Theso are
no less than the members of her family,
upon whom sho can call for aid and as
sistance. The husband who brings home
n new business method; the daughter
with modern tastes nnd training; the
sin who Is skillful with nail and ham
mer; these are the reservists whose
strong support makes for victory.
The war with drudgery need not be
long. Let tho housewife mobilize her
miles, plan her campaign and victory
will be hers!
Copyright. 11)14, by Mrs. Christine Frederick.
Mrs. J. P. Morgan and
Paughters and Other Cel
tic Passengers Ply Busy
Needles in Making Socks
and Mufflers.
NEW YORK, Oct. 9. When the White
Star liner Celtic came Into Quarantine
yesterday from Liverpool, Mr. Greenslade,
the purser, put away for safe keeping five
palis of knitted green socks, two muf
flers and a Jacket, 'the handiwork of
Mrs. 3. P. Morgnn and her daughters,
Miss Jane Norton Morgan nnd Miss
j Frances Traccy Morgan, who were pas
, sengers. The knitted apparel, with some
1 IS other pieces made by passengers, will
I bo sent to the guild at Friary, St. Jame's
Pnlace, for distribution to the British
! troops.
1 Mrs. Morgan and her daughters were
1 attracted by a sign posted In the com
panlonway by tho purser nt the beginning
of tho voyage saying that a supply of
fine wool of approved pattern was on hand
at $3 a pound. Needles were free, and
passengers so Inclined were welcome to
mnko garments for tho soldiers now en
gaged on the Continental battlefields.
Also on board the Celtic was Charles
H. Sherrlll, former American Minister
to the Argentine, who was accompanied
by his wife and son and his mother-in-law,
Mrs. Edward N. Gibbs. Mr. Sher
rlll, In Munster, Westphalia, was kept a
prisoner in his house by the Germans
for several days.
The Tied Star liner Kroonland arrived
here yesterday Irom Liverpool minus
Captain Paul Krelbohm, her master, who
wr.s requested to leave the vessel by the
British authorities Just as the liner was
about to sail. The skipper, although
born In Germany, is an American citi
zen, and for many years his family has
lived In Hnboken and Philadelphia.
On the San Giovanni, which arrived
yesterday from Naples, was U'lllard
Sauter, of Schenectady, a foreign rep
resentative ot the Standard Oil Com
pany, who hud been In Constantinople
for several months. He said the Ger
mnn cruisers Goebcn nnd Breslau were
In the Sea of Marmora manned by their
original crews when he departed.
Dr. F. Gllhaar and Dr. K. Ituff, sur
geons on the sunken converted cruiser
Kaiser Wllhelm der Grosse. who es
caped mi the Bethnnla after the Kaiser'
was sunk bv the British cruiser High
flier, arrived here yesterday from Kings
ton on the United Fruit Hteamshlp Za
capa. They with Captain Meyer, mas
ter of the Kaiser, were captured off the
American coast by the Essex and taken
to Kingston, Jamaica.
Chamois leather Is best washed In this
manner: Make about a cupful of soap
Jelly and add to It a teaspoonful of
cloudy ammonia. Stir into a basin of
hot water and put the leather into It
to soak for about a quarter of an hour.
Then squeeze and press out the dirt, put
the leather Into fresh hot water with a
little more soap Jelly and ammonia, and
when clean rinse first in clear, tepid wa
ter, and then In cold water, with a little
soap stirred Into It. Dry quickly, rubbing
it frequently to keep It soft.
If you cannot get hot water for wash
ing the white bedspread, the following
method will suffice: Dissolve about one
half pound of soap In a little hot water,
if you can get it: beat to a lather and
stir It into a tub of cold water; add a
MR. CONSUMER, it's to your
advantage to buy your coal
NOW. We handle only the
Best Coal
Our auto trucks deliver north of
Market street east of 30th street.
Egg. $7.00 Stove, 7.25
Chestnut, $7.50 Urge Round Pea.SJ.50
Owen Letter's Sons
Larceet Coal Yud In FhlU.
Trenton Are. & Westmoreland SL
Dt twHH&fil. SSII ft
s$-1 piTi mtjtriillir irinfWni 1 11 iff 1 ii imtT f'K'&s5',' "
tablespoon ful of ammonia; put In the
bedspread and leave nil night, pressing
It well down under the wntor. Xuxt
morning put It Into fresh water with
more melted soap, and beat and press It
about until clean. If you have n vacuum
Of course the Intaglio will have interesting war photos, among
them a full page showing the stubborn resistance of the Belgians,
but you'll also see the "Dove of Peace," as presented in newest
photographs of the much talked-of City Hall pigeons.
The Intaglio photographer has snapped some Union League mem
bers in the noon lunch-hour brigade. Stage stars at local theatres
Philadelphia's novel suffrage campaign and Sunday school parades
are some of the other scenes of local interest. Enlarged, late por
traits of the two foremost electrical wizards, photos of important
folk in the news and a page of ideal library settings complete the
Intaglio's pictorial panorama.
The Sports Magazine will be a news-feast for the world's series
fan and, in addition, will feature a special article, "The Pitchine1
Arm," by Grover Cleveland Alexander. "When Will Connie Mack
Retire From Baseball?" is answered by George E. McLinn who
succeeded in obtaining a definite answer from Connie hirVicfiir
R. W. Maxwell writes on "Big Football Game Possibi iSea "
Donald Carter tells about Penn's wonderful freshman team anrl
William H. Rocap tells "Who Was the Greatest Middleweight
America Ever Produced. vvci5ut
washer the work will bo easy. Itlnse
well, changing the water two or three
times, using blue In tho last. Hang out
evenly on the line, and I dare say your
bedtpreud will be as white as If washed
nlul boiled In tho usual way.
Big Events
Place your order today for Sunday's
Belongs to No School of the
Past and Beauty Depends
on Detail Feathers Re
tain Popularity.
There Is a vogue for street frocks this
autumn or a kind that cannot be class),
fled with either tho trotteura or the tall
lours of the past.
Tho strictly businesslike nlr of tha
walking suit Is missing, and although tha
ensemble may give the Impression of aim.
pllclty, close Inspection shows that tho
beauty of the costume depends largely on
tho details. They are carefully developed
and they are distinctly elaborate In their
Tho changes that It Is possible to run
on the basquo have made It a fashion
very much In favor with the modistes.
Using It as a motive, something original
may be produced that Is especially suit
able to tho Individual for whom tho frock
la designed.
Black satin Is tho material of which the
frock pictured today Is fashioned, Nar
row piping plnys an Important part In
Its make-up, as It Is used to finish alt
the outer edges ot tho basque and to out
line tho simulated waistcoat.
Tho sleeves are of blnck chiffon over
whlto satin, a lining which gives tha
necessary warmth for street wear. Th
detail of piping Is a feature of tho deep
cuff, which Is headed with a narrow band
of skunk.
The piping and the fur nrc placed above
tho deep hem of the tunic, which Is cir
cular, quite full and very long. Tho un
derskirt Is narrow, but not In the ex
treme degree of the past.
Small Jet buttons are used to fasten
and ornament the basque. With It Is
worn a collar of fine organdlo, and the
crowning touch, the piece de resistance.
Is the rose with heavy foliage which Is
placod at the waist line In a novel way.
A wlde-brlmmcd hat of black velvet la
chosen as appropriate for wear 7lth this
costume of fur nnd chiffon and satin.
Evidently the combined efforts of tho
Audubon Society and the high tariff have
been unable to Influence either public
opinion or tho public's pocketboolc.
Feathers of all varieties known to mil
liners nre used again in great profusion,
from the humble coq fenthor right up
the scale to the queen regnant of all
feathers, the bird of paradise.
Ostrich feathers certainly come In for
a liberal share of tho favor shown all
feathers this season. The stripped feath
ers are usod for tho toques and turbans
of Jaunty shape, the hats a la mllttalre;
but the ostrich feather of heaviest plum
age hns returned again to ornament the
picture hat.
From the short tips to the great long
drooping plumes. It Is a feature of fash.
Ion that occupies a prominent place.
And ostrich feather ruffs and ostrich
feather trimmings nre among the most
desirable accessories of the hour.
Solid Mahogany
4-Post Beds
We have on hand a good
collection of antique pieces at little prices.
Wm. C. Patton, Jr.
24 South 18th Street
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