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EVJSfftffG LEDGER -PHILADELPHIA, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1914. Eidntiiwtwwiufr yMfWr-iiiWpri.jiinliMinii -... im., ..,.. i.m .miI" -.. .1 .... ... .!... 1 " ." - ... ' " S' !" "'" ' '. '....,'.": '.." . - " 11TT.1E T "VT fk It ll THE HOUSE AND THE HOMEKEEPER -THINGS THAT INTEREST EVERirTO Wl,,n to Yield I to Win THE SCOTCH GIRL 4 jj-flVik ggAj ,,CTIIlWiwlillMPfyi WPw IPtP V i - a ' ffc. It . Sot POINTS ON PTOMAINES By C HOUSTON GOUDISS Food Expert. Tn II ? I t: k : F 01 V ma ,'v tod b b .A e t ( noi ltei Is PO CO' . J ttorf i darnJ tt i ' J J5 hHbPE IE ? r liBflfPJr 3" Bltm A Mr Discusses He r National Characteristics. L One who ha met tn"d iUldted her ;h Impartial eye, the Scotch girl Is h ilfttft (lf.rBj.lf tl-A I. MM M,lt.t Mf it: Apart fwSht n fw of tho little tnas common to all wHmnnlclfirt. ml ,i Nvtiflifeut which he would bo t6o good to HVa-abov all, to an wlth-tha Scoteh tftl can fiold her oym with any other 'slrl in tho world. " v Thft American girl may be wllty and ffll(hy, tho French girl may bo chlo and "; charming, the Engllth gtrl may be breezy .J 'and-bracing-, but for sheer sterling qua! .'nUee, grit and "staying power," the Scotch glrl can hold her own any time with 1 these. That the Scoteh girl has tendencies to ward th eeriotis and the non-frivolous Is too well known to emphasize. Perhaps It's the Scottish climate that engenders this leaning toward tho serious, I do ,not know. The Scottish climate Is calculated to dispel frh'ollty somehow. It Is not sy to feel featiVe under dripping skies and drenching fogs. - Yet the Bcotch girl has a very strong sense of humor, despite the adverse criti cisms of the uninitiated. Doubtless, the form of It differs In Its very subtlety from the foebte Jesllet of tho too critical cen sdr. But tho humor Is there, all tho s,ame. The Scotch grit shows strongly In the women of the face, too. The same fear less spirit which has always made the Scottish regiments at onoo the solvntlor? and the pride of Britain, that deathless courage In tho face of danger that the Scottish soldiers have displayed from time Immemorial are shown In tho character of tho beat type of Scotcn girl as a pro dominating note. Regarding her mentality, the Scotch girl is both Intelligent nnd well-educated. For hundreds and hundreds of years tho pnsslon and the pride of Scotland have lain In her schools and colleges. No cquntry on enrth gives n finer or more compre hensive education to her children than docs Scotland. And that despite the fnet that she Is not A wealthy nation. The Scottish parent has to make many sao rlflces In order that the family may be educated fittingly, but that sacrifice Is In variably made without a murmur. The Scotch Kir! appreciates this fact, and both nt school nnd, later, nt college or University, works tirelessly nnd contin uously to the end thnt she may Justify family nnd national tradition, and come out with a university degree and flying colors. Ambition, then, Is another characteris tic of the Scotch girl. She combln.es the latter with a certain bulldog grip of Idea and tenacity of purpose that bring her to the front wherever she goes, 1 Inside the home the Scoteh girl ts cal culated to make a success of things. For her early upbringing has often meant the abnegation, of self. In ScotlAnd the Men of the family have the first claim to things, while tho girls have to take more or less of a back seat. Hence, on going out Into life, the Scotch girl sets out with no exaggerated Idea of her own Importance. Sho has never been spoiled by overdcmonstrntlva parents the Scotch parent Is never demonstrative, by the way-sho has had to "give In" hundreds of times to brothers, father, friends. Hence, while demanding a fair share of the good things of life, sho Is qulto un spoiled nnd very far from selfish. Tho calibre of the Scotch girl Is being thoroughly tested at the present tlmo, for In almost every family, brother, father or sweetheart are off fighting at the front, and the Scottish losses havo been very heavy. But the Scotch girl docs not show her feelings easily or readily, although they go very deep In- aeea. to mo worm ene is snowing n bravo front and the same calm, resolute demeanor that has ever .been one of hor leading characteristics. ELLEN ADAIR. The Kindly Heart There 1b one quality that will always ensure the possessor being loved by others. It Is the power to see good In every one. Not the lazy, uninterested dullness that cannot be bothered to detect tho differ ence between a good nnd worthless In dividual, but the great big heart thnt sees and understands the difference qulto well, nnd yet, all the same, can make allowances for circumstances and up bringing, and not cbndemn hastily. A girl who has this largo nature and loving charity may not be highly Intel lectual, though she Is far from being stupid; sho may not bo witty, and sho may oven be n trlfio quiet nnd uninter esting to others, but she ts the one to whom wo Instinctively turn for comfort and help when in trouble. When all tho world Is against us, and we cannot make others see our point of view, she is sure to understand. When we have done amiss nnd nro suffering, she will heal and never preach to us. And when she Is spoken of there will always be given her the sweetest tribute that human lips can frame "she Is such dear no one can help love her." How Did You Take jit? Did you tackle the trouble that came your way .- -llh a resolute heart and cheerfulT Or hide your face from the light of day, "With a craven soul and fearful? . "Oh, a trouble's a ton, or a trouble's an ounce. Or ft trouble Is what you make It, .And It Isn't the fact that you're hurt that counts, But only how did you take It?" For Would-be Engaged Girls Do not let thoughts of lovo and mar riage fill your mind so that no other topics can Interest you. Do not think that nny husband Is bet ter than none, and so accept an offor merely for tho sake of being married. Do not forget that the girls who are most successful In marrying happily are those who try their best to prepare them selves to be good wives before they are married. Do not play at courtship; this danger ous habit has spoiled many a girl's sole chance of marrying happily. Do not Imagine that because your pa rents do not nt once slvo their consent they nro monsters of hard-heartedness: they are older and wiser than you, and It is right that they should use their experience on your behnlf. Perhaps one day you may be thankful that they wero cautious in me matter. n J& ' '- Win xwX m hi iWm mi lilw ifr,, i iijMir A JAUNTY'COSTUME SHOWING ONE GOOD REASON FOR MILITARISM Don'ts for Business Girls Don't start as a milliner unless you have a rjqal gift for trimming hats. Don't accept a post in an odlce If you long for an outdoor life. Don't think of your salary first and your work afterward.The good worker can always command a good salary. Don't go on tho stage because your friends admire your amateur acting. It Is hard work, nnd only fit for those who have talent and grit. Don't undervalue yourselfl It Is almost as ba'd as overvaluing your abilities. Don't take a post as shop assistant If you are Incurably shy: you will be a failure. Don't Insist upon nn easy berth: such are those first closed down when hard times come, as they usually do. FOR THE BUSINESS GIRL '' The two fascinating title frocks sketched below are and can be quickly and easily made by her nt home. The very thing lor the business girl. Did you ever see 4 yourself a velveteen gown, It would be perfectly sweet! Look at the first picture. Isn't It a perfect winter gown? If you own odd ments of fur and what girl does not? you - can easily fashion the neck and ouffs from them, and If you haven't, marabout trim ming la tremendously becoming and quite ridiculously cheap. Imagine a eapphtrft blue velveteen trim med with a narrow edge of dark brown fur, and sash of blues and browns and anything prettier? And would It ever dawn on you that they are both from the same pattern? But they are! That Is the beauty of them. It Is such a gloriously simple pattern, too. Imagine the skirt has only two seams, the sleeve merely one, and the bodice Is simply Joined up the back. A baby, who could use a sew ing machine, might make It! It ts so economical, too, for It only takes four yards of 42-Inch material. Tou know the all-ln-one-bodlce cut with the skirt pattern Is only a success for very slight figures. Tou mustn't own hips I Quite a number of girls greatly dislike the utter absence of any sort of fulness at the back. Well, they will revel In this pattern, because It avoids their objection and 'yet keeps the fashionable slim outline. Suppose you could conscientiously allow be an ideal little MODES OF THE HOUR golds wouldn't that gown for "best"? The second Illustration Is very suitable ror omce .work, tne sleeves, collar, ravers and walatband being fashioned from some contrasting material. Tho military touch Is shown In every thing Just now. All the new tailor-mades have military touches In the form of buttons and braid. Military buttons and braid can be used da both the little frocks here, and will only give them an added charm. J . The Wardrobe If yoo want to store your furs away .you should clean them first with, hot bran. Rub this well In, leave for a few hours, and then shake out. If this does not clean white fuf well enough, damp the bran and. rub i In, then rub in dry bran, and finally beat the fur with a cane to take out all the bran. If you .have & pair of bellows In your house, give your fur muff and stole a good blowing. This removes the dust In a marvelous manner. To Wash Glass rTotHng looks so bad aa cloudy turn- 'iflrtera, TM & Tight way to wash uKtsa ao that It looks like crystal. Dls olyw ame soap jelly in hot water (the t -water must only be hot enough to bear i hand In. not boiling). Wash the ttuablara, etc, in this, then rinse In a nasi at olean warm' water. Dry with a itt towel, asd then polish with a soft Uth y keep far the purpose, whleh mm be perfswir dry. A Helping Word Pest aver be tHw4 to tblak that ylis wte U unfoaprtftBt. It fea't, if 1M m twos yew Bt to sweet your mm-i a wt as doing the B ymM - iuauui. latai-ot m rd! wW frs printed ;TSi adMHBHHMaWWI -' -L-l" tipjM. When You Write a Letter Don't use scented paper; it U the worst of taste. Don't forget to write your address and the date, even if you are not writing on business. Don't write it in pencil: It is considered rude, and it is an untidy, lasy habit at beat Avoid postscripts If you can; some girls put all tho Important part of their letter as an afterthought Don't cross your writing: paper is cheap, and it la trying to have to decipher crossed writings. Plain paper, white, blue -or gray, of a good quality la preferable, and indicates a refined and excellent taste. TJae envelopes that will take your paper easily when twice folded. The Jaunty lltle Jacket favored by Cal lot appears now on overy side. That tho original models owed their exlstcnco to military Inspiration la very apparent and, although the costumes now devised de part from tho originals ns far ns details are concerned, there Is always n sugges tion of tho uniform "n the cut nnd style. There Is a certain dash to the short Jacket never achieved by the redlngoto orThe long coat of any description, which makes It particularly suitable for the younger set It Is girlish In effect, and only the matrons who are young and of slim build should attempt to wear It. One of the extraordinary things about monkey fur, one might almost call It psychological, is the brief hours of popularity that it enjoys when It re appears from time to time. From Paris came the report that monkey fur would adorn the most recherche costumes, and that nothing else would equal It In distinction. It Is a very beantlful fur In many peoples' esti mation, the Bheen of the hair, and the richness of tho block making It also a very becoming one. It 1s being used on many beautiful frocks, street suits, evening gowns nnd house gowns, nnd many a chapeau Bhows a band of monkey on crown or brim, but it does not dominate the fashion as It was expected to. Possibly the fact that fur ts exploited almost beyond reason, as n trimming, makes It out of the question for any one fur to rank supreme. The very humblest furs, opossum, cat. skunk In the cheaper grades, nre used as trimming, nnd very effectively. One might run down tho list of furs and hardly find one that Is not being used at present Homo are more desira ble than others, it goes without saying. Beaver, for Instance, Is being rushed to the front but It might almost be said It doesn't matter what it Is, Just so it Is fur. The suit sketched today shows three of the prevailing tendencies of the pres ent modes, tho circular skirt, the mili tary Jacket and the fur trimming. It Is made of blue military cloth, and the fur Is black fox. of the short-haired variety. It is fastened Cossack style close to the throat and braided according to military device. Whether the fall skirts make tho waist look more slender or whether they really call for at least a normal waist, appears to be left to the Individual to deolde. The fact of the business is, that almost everything ts left to personal preference) or choice. There are seasons when styles are so definite that dressing la much simpler Washing Feather Pillows To wash feather pillows put them into a large tub, and scrub them with a solu tion of chloride of lime and warm water, using a small brush for the purpose. The pillows should then be thoroughly rinsed out In cold water, and placed out In the open air to dry, remembering to turn them frequently. On the following dav tho pillows are pinned by the corners to J a ciotnes line, ana well beaten with a cane. If the day Is at all breezy, the pillows wll dry through quickly, while the beating will have resulted In the feathers being thoroughly separated, and, in consequence, will be found to be possibly softer than ever. matter than when a chaotic condition ex ists, lllto the present. Hats, too, range from the diminutive Scotch bonnet set at a rakish anglo to tho beautiful picture hat, feather laden, with flapping brim. The hat In tho picture Is a small tur ban with a wldo band of fur encircling tho crown and two cut Jet ornaments standing out In Mephtstophellan stylo. rimalnes are dangerous, chiefly be cause they move In such mysterious ways thetf wonder to perform. They nre of such a shy and retiring nature that no body knows Just what causes them, where to look for them or how to avoid them, and the confusion that results Is made Just n little more confused by theloie resemblance of other and less harmful germs and symptoms to the chief of their ixibo. But one thing about ptomaines has been established beyond question They are born of putrefaction: they live In filth, and their favorite breeding ground Is ani mal retuso pr, falling thatf decayed meat tissues, Tho connection between ptomaines and shellfish Is obvious. Shellfish are all scavengers. Tho more delicious they nre tho more open-minded and catholic they are sure to bo In food matters. Severe cates of ptomaine poisoning re sulting from shellfish havo done much to spread the Idea, that they nre dangerous. Therefore, some people avoid them alto gether; others eat them Indiscriminately and trust to Providence to stand between them and the consequences. Lobsters, crabs, oysters, clams or shrimps taken from waters contaminated with the sewage of a city or a largo town nro always dangerous. Tho sewage Is thick with animal refuse, nnd tho crust aceans nro as sure to get It on they ore to bo served up In our restaurants nnd lobster palaces. A thousand inny be eaten without hnrm while the thousand-nnd-first, looking exactly llko this neighbors, may be reeking with ptomaines. The only Insurance ngalnst ptomaines thnt the shellfish cater can depend upon Is absolute knowledge, first, that the savory morBel Is fresh; second, that he came from clean waters. Tho first condition can bo met by buy ing tho shellfish alive. If they are for the home tablo, or Insisting upon adequate assurance of their home address and age, If they are ordered at a restaurant. If you cannot live without oysters In a big city, you are comparatively safe If you cat them only at a place which guarantees Its whole supply as being from uncontamtnated waters and which opens tho oysters freshly for each order. Public opinion ought to Induce any alert restaurant keeper to furnish amplo proofs that ho has compiled with the-flrst con dition. As for the second, you can be pretty sure of fresh oysters, If you order a box stew. The name means that it Is mado from oysters freshly opened for Immediate cooking. .Ptomaines are usually blamed for tho serious discomfort that results from eat ing stale fish. But in this coee they aro seldom responsible, tho mischief arising from another set of germs that cause somewhat tho same symptoms, but aro not no dangerous. But even this cannot be depended upon, for any stale fish has It qulto within Its power to harbor tho true ptomaines. Tho same mny be said of canned goods, sausage, milk, butter. Ice cream, cheese, even of decomposed fruits nnd vegetables. In fact, hardly any food product Is ex empt from suspicion, if It hnsw!thlr. It the germs of putrefaction. The fear of canned goods Is warranted only when an Inferior grade Is used. In a well-conducted cannery only tho fresh est and cleanest materials nre selected and these aro put up under sanitary con ditions, so that first-class canned goods are among the purest and safest of foods. The danger comes wnn decayed meats. fruits and vegetables are used for canning or when the bulging of th tan shows that fermentation has set In. The surest wny to avoid ptomaines is to make It your business to "now tn the food you buy Is clean and that tne food In your home Is kept n cooXe2 under conditions that are absolutely clean nnd sanitary. . m , . If wo keep tho nlr of the refrigerator clean and cold: If we empty the contents of cans as soon as they are opened ana keep what Is left over In a gl ass or China dish, Instead of putting it back Into the can; If we Tefuse absolutely to eat etale or unclean foods of any sort, nnd If wo avoid dead shellfish, doubtful sausages and restaurant hashes and stews, we are using ail the precautions now possible ngalnst ptomaines. If, however, In spite of all your care, you nro attacked by ptomaine nolsonlng, send for the doctor at once and while walling for him to arrive. Induce free vomiting and purging. The trouble may be caused by ptomaines, Or It may be only a severe cramp, but it Is always well to be on the rafe side. Copyright by C. HouitOn Oouahn. The Corkscrew Curl The tango curl and the popular side burn enjoyed a lengthy vogue, but the very lntest Ifad for milady's coiffure consists of two little cute pairs dt cork screw curls worn about each car. The Idea Is very becoming to most faces. Women nro growing tired of tho stiff halrdresslng that exposes the whole ear with such an air of severity. It is expected that the double corkscrew curl will enjoy a long vogue, for It is perfectly fascinating. A Thought for Today Don't grumblo too much If you come to -a tlmo when Illness lays you on one side. Even If you can't do active work, you can nt least show people how to be a patient Invalid. Quick Way to Clean Qurrants The quickest way to clean currants when cake-making is to put them, with n little flour. Into a colander and rub them round for a few times, and In a short time the stalks will separate and come through the small holes. oevrerSnlmportant point. r It U P-Jjtol Jj ft? -rtv'o way -clous n trifles uually command attention in ShS What la iralned by tht. . a more serious nature. ve"ur0muniUon. therefore, for thWf things Sf life, and wast, no Urn Irritating others unnecesiarlly and preju dicing them against you. Around the Clubs i-. -I..W -! wan hfiA yesterday from r'"tf dk at 'the College Club 19X1 Spruce street The hostesses Included Miss H. Jean Crawford, of Bryn Mawr Miss Kathorine Wolff, of SjarttmoTel Miss Carolyn E. Goldlng, of Qouoner College, Maryland, and Miss Florence B, Scott of Vassar. . Tho new tea rooms of the Plaatlo Club will bo used for the first time on Wed nesday, November 25, when the new mem bers will bo received at a club tex from 4 to 6 o'clock. The reception committee Invites all members. The exhibition of painting and sculp ture by Alice Kent Stoddard, Anne W. Strawbridge. Beatrice Penton and Mar Jorle Martinet will close November 2S. This Is it very Interesting collection and deserves careful study. The Woman's Club, of Cynwyd, have organized a sewing circle for Red Crow work, and tho first meeting will bo held this afternoon, nt tho home of Mrs. Leontdas UecK. Montgomery avenue and Kent road, Cynwyd. HOW PARIS STYLES MAKE MUCH HAIR FROM LITTLE You have noticed the prevailing hair styles, which are Parisian, make it impossible to use false hair because of the simple lines which conform to the natural "shape of the head. It therefore becomes necessary to make your own hair look as heavy as pos sible. This is not a difficult task tf you are careful to. keep it perfectly clean. In washing the hair it is not advisable to use a makeshift, but al ways use a preparation made for shampooing only. You can enjoy the best that is known for about three cents a shampoo by getting a package of canthrox from your druggist; dis solve a teaspoonful in a cup of hot water and your shampoo is ready. After its use the hair dries rapidly with uniform color. Dandruff, excess oil and dirt are dissolved and entirely disappear. Your hair will be so fluffy that it will look much heavier" than it is. Its lustre and softness will also delight you, while the stimulated scalp gains the health which insures hair growth. Adv. lUUlllllllllllli. Delicacies &rTlianksgiving MINCE MEAT. Tho carefully prepared, home- 5E&kinA-.Vi- Na 3 Jar- B"; No, 5 jar. $1.35 FRUIT CAKE. The dark, rich kind, properly fed; delicious flavor 45c lb, SALTED NUT KERNELS fresh dally. Mixed DOc lb. RUSSIAN STYLE CHOCOLATES-, solid and fancy creams 85c to $1,75 box Many more delicious treats are here for selec Hon. xms snap wu not Do open thanks giviag Day. E. Bradford Clarke Co. !iitW, jgjQ Chwtnut Street $t!S&- Every Dollar Taken in Today at the Food Ship Headquarters Will Be Devoted to the Belgian Babies The generous response of the people of Philadel phia, and of Pennsylvania, on Sunday and yesterday, brought up the Food Ship fund to an amount sufficient to complete the cargo of the "Orn" with the exception of about one hundred tons. This last one hundred tons of cargo we propose shall go to the babies., In every news dispatch from correspondents ob-' serving the condition of affairs in stricken Flanders, there has been some pitiful reminder of the exceeding distress of the little children especially infants in arms. If Philadelphia can contemplate the suffering that would result if a great portion of the women and little children of the city were turned out of doors in this cold weather, and the supply of milk shut off absolutely, then they may have some idea of the state of suffering that the cargo of the "Orn" is intended to relieve. It seems undoubtedly true that a great many of the little children have died for lack of nourishing food since the armies of Europe have made Belgium their fighting ground. Thousands upon thousands of others are in crowded refugee camps where the supplies of food are most needed. It Is Only the American People Who Can Send Them Any Real Measure of Help All other nations are debarred either by their participation in the war or by exhaustion of their re sources. The unexampled generosity of the people of Philadelphia in filling up two food ships for the relief of the Belgians, is now acknowledged most gratefully. The list of the contributors has become a roll of honor such as there never was before iiTthe world. Every one whose name is on that roll of honor goes to his Thanksgiving with a better heart for it and better deserving. The Last Opportunity to Help the Food Ship "Orn" Come Today! Who will give something to buy condensed milk for the babies? N The headquarters in the Lincoln Building will remain open until this evening at 8 o'clock. Bring your contributions direct to tha lipndmi,,,.. or if you have a check.to send diVnf u n t.. xt: S t.., ' . 7 vw u w w ters, -Phi'larlalnlii V V xt ,wuimi ranK maae out to the Phila- upm iuuiwi uanK ana mark for, Belgian Food ' ., ?f y we going to share in this, do not delay -this is the last day for the. filling of the "Ont Cyrus H. K, Curtis t . , Public ledger , j. Cyrus H. K. Curts , . . ,. . , . , . yhing Ledger Benjamin G, Wells ; . . , , .Philadelphia Press jQhn J. Collier .,,.,,,.,. Evening Telegraph ALP. Hanson Philadelphia Record James BlversonJr . .Philadelphia InJrer E. A. Van Valkenburg North aLL, w. t. Mr aa "h American ,, , . ".WMII , . . ,J Evening Bulletin HEADQUARTERS-LINCOLN BUILDING, BROAD STREET Belt Telephones; PJlbert ZSrf, and PHUmi 2J? MB. MMM H ' ipiiwmiwu BW II Hi . . 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