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IPjofiW'.'iji'ggj'v ''''''wsBg rgtp5)wpwi' 10 EVENING LEDGEB-PHILABELPHIA, FRIDAY, DEOEMBEB 4, 1914. r ti c c tl til h in tat go. A rid th S n WOMAN AND: HER WAYS-PROBLEMS O'F THE WORKING GIRL AND THE Sfsrvr a jjhm? THE The wise slenosuanher will start on undue extravagance. No matter KBBMF prove "worth while." Cultivate the habit of laying aside a certain proportion of your salary each week arid adhere to this religiously. It is surprising how soon the money will mount up. The habit of saving can be acquired. It may seem distasteful .at first to the extravagant girl, but its wisdom cannot be ques'tioned. The spending of money oh use'ess and frequently absurd trifles is a perfect mania with a certain type of foolish damsel. Nothing is more demoralizing than unnecessary wastefulness in the matter of a hard- earned saiaYy. Sooner or later the day will come when the extravagant girl will bitterly regret her folly. Start today and see about opening that account with the local savings bank. If you can only spare an in- ' finitesimal proportion of your sajary, remember that at least the depositing of such is a beginning. Do not despise the day of small things. The wise girl looks well ahead and calculates for future contingencies and unforeseen happenings. Stenographer's Note Book Mr. P. J. Myers, chief clerk to the gen- jreral superintendent of tha Chicago and Northwestern Hallway, Winnipeg, gives the following- practical suggestions on con nection with stenographers' note-books: "It Is often neccssnry for stenographers it to look through bodks of notes for proper iT Places to make additions and Insertions, and to locnto letters In old books. "In dictating I always dictate the' nie L humber and this Is put down In a column by the stenographer, and provides a ready means 'of getting the right Inclosures ' with letters and alio of finding notes when desired at some future date. The column ' nlso provides space for changes In dic tation without mixing up shorthand notes. "To rule a column, all that Is necessary , Is to hold tlio pencil between the thumb 'and forefinger, setting the flngor a dls : litnce from the point equal to the width , of the column desired. Then place the point of the pencil on the paper, with the point of the finger on the edge of the book, and move the hand down the page. Tou can readily see that the sDeed of ruling Is only governed by the time It takes the hand to go down the page and turn over the leaf." For Typists : The first thing that any typist does 'when she sits down at the machine Is to Insert the paper. How many typists, however, always insert the paper In the .some wayT Sometimes It Is held with the right hand, pushed down Into the feed rolls, and the platen knob Is twirled with tha left hand. Sometimes this operation Is reversed, the left hand holding the paper and the right hand twirling the Et knob. Sometimes It Is put In at one posi tion on the cylinder. and sometimes at another. But thero la only one right way to Insert tba paper, and that Is as follows: Take the sheet In the left hand, place tho left edge against the side guide, and "let It drop behind tha cylinder to the Srdrst set of feed rolls; let It drop easily; ..do not force it In. Then twirl the right , platen knob with the right hand, and the . paper will come up evenly to position for writing. ro adjustment Is necessary- provided the side guide is used In Insert- , Ing the paper. The use of this side culde Is absolutely essential If the wnrk is to be uniform. MOTHER'S MEDICINE CHEST Every woman should see that she has a certain number of indispensable reme dies In her medicine chest. There are so many harmful patent medicines, made from everyday drugs and sold under a proprietary name, that, to get to the bot tom of things (and avoid errors which might ruin or save a life), It is best to get the usual, ordinary, plain drugs your self. There are other articles, such as ab sorbent cotton bandages, in several idths: 'adhesive and porous plasters, a pray foV the sere throat, and the ever- liectssary hot water bag, etc., that every Housekeeper win acquire very soon. Calomel, citrate of magnesia and epsom salts are the best laxatives, Tha medi cine chest Is not complete without them. Don't neglect to have two at least always at hand. Aromatic spirits of ammonia Is another ecessary remedy. It will be Invaluable The "Future Party" Setter From a Quest Dearest Polly: You are very lucky fiat yon had to leave town the other fay, op ypu would have laugnea your- elf sick at tha Smith's party. You know. ft, waa called a "Future Party," and we dad mom fun than a barrel of monkeys. We bad to coma dressed up as we ex pected to be In tha future. There were vll kinds of costumes, each on funnier A&n tha other. Jim Carter came, as a amp, and you know how craSy ha can Well, he had. tba saddest, most pov- y atrlcjten get-up you ever saw. Ellen .-ami dressed M a, trained nurse, and the 0Qtt wnue oap ana wnue gown maae ner ioaii. pasUivcly stunning. Arnold waa a prim, old-maidish- we school teaoher, with a, severe look ad funny white stockings. The fel- it ts engaged ta came as a, sabool - fjMkWHiite appropriately, too. Ha Is aw- ' Oifty Ww and looked killing In tight : tKWl? and terrible bow tie. Tha most rait! , touch about htm was that he a&4 M fee wished with soap and his fcatr ptaavered njnt to i neaa,. ior an ts worla IKS ina spo uu span ooito oh ? JtOJWWilMWUX- frSU' ! Jft swnjf pV4 V,l , War tXvvnmTT vw rt ,." ,,, gad Qeutkcrs sum sa,W or my ttklnxm SUMSM n n oHBjr im, vTo noitM tor diMstJwi at alt Bvery. fcftdr st I candy, , aaad-t-Sobfts. cr, tfowglwuu. oreaw pwtfs, I sEL. yfcw, U yfu want to iiavsj aiilfa "THr Party.- H' "". JTTJZ Tst m know wua es Ant p Ew $&. Hew to R-b4 a ath "nS w&AZJ2L'?22 ii. St S'"1 ,t a. (est baw wrtfc GIRL WHO WORKS By , ELLEN ADAIR TO STENOGRAPHERS a barlk account. It will prove an incentive to saving and a species of check- how small and seemingly insignificant ELLEN ADAIR. How to Live on $8.00 a Week The old argument about "how to live on 16 a week" received ample attention last year In the newspapers. However, that does not alter the fact that this Is a bread-and-butter problem to many girls who are trying It today. For Instnnce, the "green" stenographer gets about 13 a week. If the problem of room, board, clothing, laundry, lunch and carfare has not occurred to you before. Just try n little bit of rapid calculation. "How can she live on this?" asks the pessimist, lie forgets entirely the fact that this girl has absolutely nothing else. She has to do It. "X have to make ends meet; that's nil." said a girl the other day. "Here Is a list of my weekly expenditures: Room, pri vate house, $1.50; meals, breakfast, sup per and all Sunday meals at private house, ?4; carfare, 60 cents; six days' lunch, at IS cents, 90 cents; laundry, 25 cents. "The total, as you can see for yourself, Is $7.15, which leaves Just 75 rents mar gin to supply the things such as soap, tootliDrushcs, medicines, umbrella, rub bers, clothing of all kinds, etc. There Is no room for sickness. I have nothing to save. What would you do? If I ask for a raise these days, when people are re ducing their office forces, I stand a large chance of getting fired. So here I am, living the best way I can. What the poor mill and factory girls do I'm sura I don't know." The Public Stenographer: What She Charges The rates which the Public Stenographer charges vary according to district and quality, but, generally speaking, the fol lowing may bo quoted ns fairly average: For reporting proceedings, dictation and transcription, per folloi of 10 lines, orig inal copy, 25 cents; carbons, 5 cents each. For letters taken In shorthand nnd transcribed on the machine, per folio of 10 lines, original copy, 15 cents; carbons, 6 cents each. For dictation direct an the machine, per folio of 10 lines, original copy, 20 cents; carbons, 5 cents each. For straight copying work, per folio of 10 lines, original and one carbon, 8 cents (5 cents for original and 3 cents for carbon); additional carbons, 3 cents per folio each. Statistical and tabular work is charged for at double rates, and sometimes at more than double, If particularly compli cated, or if particular care must be exer cised. By the hour, the rata Is $1.60. in all cases of sudden vomiting, fainting, heartattacks, etc The dose should be regulated according to tha directions on the bottle. OH of cloves Is the old remedy for toothache. It Is. applied locally and re lieves pain. It Is often used for Indi gestion, In doses ot three drops. Mustard, ground or In the new vase line form, should always be within reach, Nothing Is better for acute Indigestion, cramps, etc, than the tried and true mustard .plaster. Pure 90 per cent, alcohol is another ne cessity. It comes In handy In every case where a mild gargle Is necessary. Peroxide la usually seen In every medi cine chest, and. can be applied to cuts, burns, etc., to cleanse the wound. Spirits of camphor Is another good thing to have around. You will find plenty of uses for It. There are many, many other drugs which can be used as well as these but this list Is simply a list of the drugs we can't do away with. What Other Women Do Members ot the Indiana Equal Suffrage Association have decided to wea none but cotton stockings and cotton hosiery while the war continues abroad. In Java, when a man marries, he goes to his wife's house, where tha women sit in. council, upon all matters ot Impor tance and dictate tha affairs of tha home, Widows of soldiers killed In tha serv ice of the British army will receive a pension of from t to 10 shillings a week, depending upon the rank held by the hus band. Mrs. Katherlne Nichols, of Cincinnati, has invented and patented a telephone devise consisting of a. double receiving tuba which compels the user to speak di rectly into tba transmitter. There are over 3,000,000 widow In the United States, and there Is no estimate as to how miny there will be In Europe after tha war, but It will probably ba twice as many as we have. i H Mini win IU Curious Sld tha der old lady on her first voy age "Captain ther (a somsthlng , whlcJ BUtxles me exceedingly. How dp. you fiHd your way serosa thta immense oaaaaT "Ah," said tba captain, afetevfuUy, "It's Set really yeejf dlfflplt, yovi Know. We d It by means of tha eatapas. The juadic you sea, always points dlreotly to tba MM4b." Mr. 8wU ww uspijus. aba had heard, that seifearing folk riad Uj pi Miw laadiubbars, "Ob!" ho rtw4 TMsl thlahtair to mP tfefe wjiy Bestow: riMt stsppMe. you wcAf go asum. wsii our "mM ' 1 1 ,i . I, T RsWtMtye Qmse Mark' FuiUrs aita rimiM m rn'rail wMs mtMijB mMt mmts&j$1 ispAsi taw ffrsnTUfi spas" &t sJaa fnMrsftth at espal, tfeaa & ajf uikt m& bru6bd gat la tha monwyf. To Wk f MSsM-suark nut uf a pvllaMd utttyt, axU kodar4 (uMur'a carta au4 lunw it to'.i;. as. J jd soft . This ta tui en .!. I tUmmmUt lu t Oi felMl f aVr4J a. u vf ru4vr. II aBH)) ( yb rrMA L the bank account is. in the end it Will Stenographers and Marriage The Bill who Is earning a good salary frequently hesitates on the threshhold ot marriage, particularly when marriage means the giving up of her business po sition, as It all too frequently does. A case arises here where the girl not only dislikes the thought of giving up her Job, but also of losing what she terms "all tho good time's" that accompany her fieedom. She writes: "Dear Helen Adair Please solve my problem, bocause I can't. I am a young stenographer nnd hold a gooH-paylng po sition. I nm very popular with the oppo site sex. I go to parties and dances, nnd have a very good time. Now, one of tho men I go with Is a Bo-cnlltd"gctod fellow," and we hnvo Jo'ly times together. I like him as a friend, but he wants me to marrv him. If I do this, I lose my posi tion and all the good times, too. Ho would like me to give these up. I'm sure I'll never be happy, as I need my freedom, but am afraid I'll be left when I grit too old to frivol. What would you do in my place? "UNCEHTAlN." It Is perfectly obvious that you do not caro for the man. and, therefore, in your present frame of mind, It w.ould be very foolish of you to marry him. You tell me yourself that you would never bo happy then why think anything more of the matter? The fear of being "left," as you call it, Is hardly tho basis for a successful or a happy marriage! I would stonsly advjse you to put all thoughts matrlmonlalwlse out of your head until you gain more wisdom. A Foolish Little Girl The little stenographer sighed, chewed on her pencil and looked out of the win dow. Idly her fingers began to adjust her hair. "This French roll Is an awful expense to me! What with supply hairpins and combs and time and labor I ought to be a raving beauty," sho remarked to a companion at the next desk. "She's raxing, all right." came the stage whisper from one offlce boy to an other, "but beauty gooct night! She looks like the ruins of a great beauty." "Well, as I was saying." said the first speaker, still patting her smooth nnd glistening coiffure, "Mr. Bryson's that unreasonable! Why, the other morning ho came in and I was just taking off my hat. I guess I was a few minutes late but 15 or 20 minutes' work won't put him out of business. Well, my dear, I pulled my hat off In a hurry, and my hair was all upset. Would you believe it, that brute of a man called me down for fixing It before I took his dictation. He might have known that I'm from a good, re fined home and can't stand such treat ment! Ain't men brutes?" To Keep Baby Healthy A prominent physician gives the fol lowing four rules for keeping the baby healthy: Plenty of water for thi skin. Plenty of milk for tha stomach. Plenty of fresh air for the lungs. Plenty of sleep for the brain. Without an abundance of these four requisites, he says, perfect health Is ut terly Impossible. The first requirement plenty of water for the akin deserves careful attention. The water used on the baby's skin should not be cold, or It may cause a chill and subsequent Inflam mation. Some children can stand cold wator, but very, very few, and It Is a dangerous risk. Hot water la banned, too. It has a tendency to weaken the child and make him susceptible to dis ease. Tepid bathing Is best, and use a pure castlle soap. Don't let this soap get Into the child's eyes, as it Is very irritat ing. A sponge Is better to use than the ordtnarywash-cloth, because It allows a stream of water to run over tha child like a miniature shower, A few handtuls of common salt added to the bath will strengthen a baby. Many skin excoriations can be traced back to an appalling lack of water. Water Is one ot the aurost cures, for skin dis eases. The skin should be dried gently patted dry, In place of rubbing. Dust with boracla acid or pure, powdered starch. The baby's milk should ba pure. Be sure of the source from which your milk comes. Don't depend on a careless, dis interested milkman. Don't sweeten the milk too much, It will sour the baby's stomach, Tha fresh air should be plentiful from tha start. If your baby breathes in pure, natural air, and eats and sleeps reg ularly, he will look strong and healthy. Need Misfortune Matter? But, after all, does misfortune matter as much as we think It does; or, rather, need It matter? Need It matter so much that tba ill winds have come your way, that you are In pain, or that tha good things of Ufa have beta taken from you? It depends upon how w,e regard life. It w believe wa were placed here simply to enjoy ourselves, then, of Bourse, it must matter. .But if we believe wa were plaeed hra to be something, and to da something; and If, with God's help, weifnean that something to be fulfilled In us, then all th HI wipds that vr blow cannot fru. trate God's purpose, and If that purpose la fulfilled, then In the long run mis fortune doesn't matter. 11 1UI1 i. ' ii 1 . Women's Ways Chisago has over ? wwo ratr efeanta. St. J,wils h women's law college. PfeMadelpUa has a mua glajs. Mwr, RtUM laetorias employ over 16e,M 1iBililpU has Ave omen factory Wetjsesi 4n lsrM ta jtegia iniwssM sjaajfr m.m JsQMIiMHsbHIJssW liaiiaW frlMBfPaf WHAT THE GIRL BOUND FOR THE SOUTH WILL WEAR. MODES OF For those fortunate enough to Include a Southern trip In the winter's schedule, a tallleur suit of sportsmanllko cut Is nn essential of the wardrobe. Fortunately, the world Is so consti tuted that tho majority of pcoplo to whom mnny of the plcasanter things of life are denied enjoy knowing how the other half ot the world lives nnd what It wears. The suit shown today, therefore, serves a doubles purpose. It is n good model for a suit for tho Southern resort and it brings n whiff of balmy out-of-door air to those who must stay at home. There Is still another reason for Its existence. AH the signs on fashion's highway point to a return of the simply cut walking suit for town wear. The suit pictured Is made of golforo silk, but, serge or cheviot would make an excep tional copy for early spring. It is not alone the business woman who has grown tired of the incessant chnnges of style that mako Jt necessary to dis card a suit before It Is outworn or to continue to wear It when it Is hope lessly demode. Even woman of leisure feel that their time might be better spent in ways other than those of close attendance on fashion's vagaries. The gored skirt that flares slightly Is a good walking model, and It Is , one that keeps Its shape without constant pressing. Tha coat shows the yoke and the box-plaits ot tho Norfolk jacket, with the strapped and buttoned pockets ORCHIDS-INDOORS AND OUT Orchids at one time occupied the posi tion among flowers that ermine occupied among the furs. Xow, any one with the very smallest glass-enclosed space, a conservatory ot the moat diminutive character, can grow not one, but several very hardy kinds. Flower growing Is a delightful recrea tion, and often becomes an absorbing hobby to tired business people. The bril liant colors and color combinations of orchids make thero wonderfully attrac tive. The old idea that an orchid was an insidious parasite that resembled. In mimic, some bird, beast or Insect, has given way to the truth that an orchid a fairy more than anything else, a fairy not expensive and very tenacious ot life. Orchids can be grown from seeds or seedlings, quite Ilka other plants, and In ordinary flower pots. There is a long list of these really exquisite flowers that will match any list o( hot-house flower In the matter of hardiness and the ease with which they can be grown. It Is a common supposition that orchids coma from torrid countries and far away climes. Many of them do, and from wild regions practically unexplored except by the enthusiastic, naturalist. Yet right here In our own country there are orchids growing wild that many people have gathered without knowing tbat they were orehlds. There ia a flower called by children tha Lady Sapper, which la in rtalty a very fine specimen of orchid. It grows In the woods usually and blossoms with other spring flawers, Thsre are delicate, purplish pink flow er growing singly or severs) on on ttim that are found In rleh. marshy sell. They suggest captured butterflies, but their real strength of ooastltutlon belle their fluttering, fragile, appear, anca. A hardy yeilow whid, Ibaped Uk tha pink Lady Slipper. I mill another of tfee wild orafeWs that Brew la th Ba4ni States in or own near Wieialty. These un be transplanted. Kpt not A uwl jffeiplM. In every WW tttwy bW eaja lje found with fasel MMiT eottps4 ptatea aswt with dtsweetoM Hf tfie pUaittng, UaaspUatiBS & ' ot $ yMjuu sMatsstasjs wMi fcft s4rtv4 $ft "-- - Xuatlt rnrraiiunrtirtir a oMmtmm 7 l1SP'599' JS PW: w Pfwv If ipeereTra f yantsss. I iM ' THE HOUR that are usually a feature ot the hunt ing coat. The simulated epaulettes show the trend of the times. A whole chapter might be written on the subject of pockets. If man's supe riority Is really based on the number ot pockets he possesses he must look to his laurels, for pockets ore extremely fashionable just now, and 4hey are worn boldly on the outside of coats so that all who run may read. There are pockets such as those on the pictured suit, there are pockets betow the waist nnd above, little pockets and big, while many skirts come In for a fair share, even those that are not strictly tallleur or business or sports skirts. Jet buttons and a patent leather belt are details.of the suit that are very smart Just now. An extra touch is given to the belt by the enamel buckle, which Is of exactly the same tone of gray as the silk of the suit. Tho little hat is quite conservaUve In style. It ts a departure from the turban, but the brim Is very narrow and turns down over the face. It Is trimmed with a little wreath of cut velvet balls and a ribbon bow at the back. It Is worn at an angle In line with tha present mode. In a fortnight Philadelphia is to have a fashion fete, where the Philadelphia modistes will exhibit model gowns of their own designing. The proceeds, of course, are for the poor Belgians, whom our sympathies compel us to supply with food and clothing on the one hand, while, on the other, we supply the belligerents Without regard to caste or color with powder and shot and all the ammunition of the war which we decry. oral growing of orchids, that are writ ten In explicit but untechnlcal English for the guidance of the veriest amateur. The Ways of Women Chicago's municipal market is managed by Miss Kathryn V. Kelley, who haa the title of "marketmaster." Mrs.' John Juracek, of St, Louis, can speak four different languages, while her husband Is master of four. Mrs. Eva M. Murphy Is making a great campaign for election to Congress from the Sixth Kansas District The Berlin Fire Department is now being run by women, who have taken the place of their husbands called to war. Miss Catherine Dolan has been sworn In as a member of the bar in Massa chusetts, being the fourth of her family to become a lawyer. Wellealey College, a female institution, has put a ban on fudge, claiming1 that it Interferes with the training of the girl athletts. His Answer We are drifting' toward a paternal form of government." said the economist "Pardon me If I correct you." re sponded tha suffragette, gently, "to be accurate, you should say a, vmaternal form at government." V - i,'i'.i 1 What They Want The Politician : "What is tha next ques tion to bring before th American peo ple!" The Voters "Thy have, had questions enough. 'VVhat tliy wani now is a few answers," The Reason, Why "Whew I was shipwrecked la Bouth Amcrie? I came serosa a tribe Of wild women WUo had so tonjruW' "Votul hew could they talkt" "They awridn't; that's wfcat made tfcem M WtM." ituim UMt GwU je SOOTHERS AND GRATERS fly One Who Knows An article that vill be of real and practical Value to all toho hae to deal villi t those in trouble. My life has' been a very happy one on the whole, quite wonderfully happy, but about four years ago I had n really bad tiouble. Both my parents died, rather suddenly, within a few weeks of each other, and I was left all alone in the World. I had many friends who were very good to me then. I shall never forget their kindness. But In spite of my gratitude I couldn't help dividing them in my mind Into two groups those who soothed me, and those who grated on me. I happened to have a cousin staying In the house at the time. And though she was the kindest nnd most warm hearted girl In tha world, she proved herself to be a champion grater. I'm sure she did not mean It but there wt'ro times when I wanted to run away, Just In order to get rid of her. She never would let me forget my grief for one single moment. She went about the house on tiptoe, and spoke In a kind of hushed tone, with a sympathetic ac cent on everything sho said. And she was so dreadfully affectionate that she made me want to scream. "Yes, dear!" "No, darllngl" camo Into every sentence she spoke. She was al wayH saying such things as, "Now do lie down and rest your poor little self a bit," or "Eat a good tea. You'll feel ever so much brighter ' after It, poor little soul." I said to her o'nee, "I wish you'd drop the 'dears' nnd call me by my own name, Just as you used to do," "Oh. I couldn't be so heartless at this sad time!" she said. THAT lIAItnOWINC HALF-HOim. She took a kind of gruesome delight In recalling llttlo Incidents that brought tcsrs to her eyes. And, ns for tho letters of condolence which camo to me, I be llevo she was never so happy as when sho was reading thaui and weeping over them. The last post at night Is the one that brings most letters, and I grew so to dread the harrowing half-hour whlcl I must spend with my cousin over them that I sometimes slipped off to bed before they came. But It was no use.. She would follow me and sit on the edgo of my bed In her dressing gown nnd read all those letters aloud from the first word to the last. I got so worked up and ex hausted that I had a dreadful fit of hysterical crying one night, and she was quite pleased with that alio said It would relieve me and do me good In the cud. For a few weeks, till pcoplo grow used to the sight of me In my deep mourning, T, suffered a good deal from folks who broke off their cheery conversations when I came near, and tried to put on suitable expressions of gloom. And for months I was Irritated by people who Insisted on speaking of "your poor clear mother," or "your poor father." That seemed to be such dreadful Impertinence Why WOULD YOU BE BEAUTIFUL? Blackheads are very often caused by the llttlo blacks and smuts that fall on the fnco during the day being allowed to get Into the pores of the skin. These Irritate the skin, and blackheads are the result. So you see It Is very Important that the skin should be kept absolutely clean. Perhaps when you read this you will say: 'VBut I do keep my skin clean. I wnsh It several times a day." But do you know that you can wash the face quite often and yet leave dirt In the skin? This Is the way to get it out: Before go- Ing to bed at night fill your basin with hot water, put a handful of fine oatmeal Into it, and with a face cloth one of those porous ones, which you can buy at any druggist's for a few cents sponge the face over thoroughly. If you put oatmeal in the water, you will not find it neces sary to use soap. Dry tha face with a soft towel. Now take a little pure faca cream and apply It gently to the face. Hub It Into tha skin. Then take a per fectly clean handkerchief, or a piece of soft linen, and wipe the cream on the face. You will find that the rag Is covered with little specks of dirt. Wipe the face thoroughly all over, and Anally wash it again in warm water, so tbat every ves-. tlge ot grease is removed. Some people advise leaving cream on the face all night but this Is unwise, aa grease Is very inclined to make hair grow on the face. But at the same time, the use of cream on the akn -keeps It soft and clear. Massage should be good for your double chin. Stroke gently upward, using a little cream an the tip ot the Angers to avoid Irritating th skin. In the winter many people are troubled with red, chapped hands, but thj cart be prevented, if one lakes a little tvouble. Of course, aa you know. It Is very Import ant to see that the hands are always thoroughly dried fitter washing, espe cially In the winter; but It Is not aKwaya an easy matter to get them quite! dry. Try this: Rub the hands over with a little bran or One oatmeal after dcylng them, because If they are at all dimp. this will help to absorb tha moisture. The hands should be covered with greao be fore going to bed at night; but if cream Is used on the hands. It la Just aa well to use gloves, otherwise the stitets btfierne e: j"""""tIs - ''"li,"s ted. llfomia ovirnc - ford m 5 WwM 1 a ov ouj 1 ev aaj ''-- mm i Aft I jp. mrtxm 1 IMHtSTH 152fl I HOUSEHOLD, should people dare to pity Dad and Mum after death, when they would never haf ventured to do It during life? A FHIBND IN NEED, But thero were plenty of soothing peo pie, as well as grating ones. Mrs. Jolt rles, down the rosd, was a splendid soother. When I couldn't stand my cousin any more, I used to slip ownv to her sometimes, nnd she waa nlways glad to see me and always kindly and quiet ing. Sho never said much, and she never did much. Sho would go on with her work, whatever It was, and Just let me sit there till I felt better. She didn't stare at me or ask me questions, and yet she managed to convey such a feel ing of sympathy that I knew I could tell her anything, and she would always Un derstand. WhaN-I appreciated specially was her naturalness. She didn't seem to think that she must banish tho smile from her face, and hush the children from their playing, nnd talk only on dismal subjects. Just because n white-faced, red-eyed girl In a black frock happoned to have slipped In for a few minutes. On tn'e contrary. she smiled moro broadly than ever, and made little Jokes, and spoko to me In Just the same cheery voice that sho used to her own girls. One of tho worst things about any great sorrow Is the strangeness that It brings. All your life becomes strange nnd changed at once. People look at you differently, and speak to you In a now wny. Nothing Is normal nnd fami liar, ind you get So tired of the strange ness that you appreciate anything normal nnd ordinary more than you havo ever done In your life. That's one reason why I liked going to Mrs. Jeffries so much. I think, and why I nlways cam away from her house feeling better. She was so ordinary and untraglo that the. very sight of her did me good. Then I was very grateful to one ot my friends a girl a little older than my selfwho provided me with new Interests when all the fuss of the funeral was over, and I was In danger of slipping Into a slack, melancholy kind of state. She came and dragged me out with her, though . I was unwilling to go. 'She made me meet people, though I shrank from them. That friend, and two or three others, showed the great kindness of holding back from me a little at first, and then coming forward afterwards when I really wanted them. A person In great troubls often gets too many attentions at first. But. after a few weeks, there comes a kind of slack time, when folks in gen eral havo expressed their sympathy, nnrt all the fuss and excitement of the changn Is over. Then a friend who comes for ward with cheery words apd kind offers of help can do a great deal towards bringing back some of tho joy and csn- , tentment of happier days. sticky and unpleasant. Any old pair ot wash-leather gloves will do, provided they are absolutely clean. Cut a few holes In the palm to allow for ventilation. ' Concerning Women x Of the 183,851 voters registered In Los Angeles, Cal., 53,160 are women. Women are being drilled for duty as members ot London's police force. Miss Evelyn O.- Drummond-ls'the .only naturalized woman In Montgomery County, Pa. Forty per cent ot the registered voters In Benton County, Wash., aro women. Peasant women In Belgium have been providing gifts of bread and beer for tha soldiers. ' New York, Illinois and Massachusetts are opposed to having eugenlo marriage laws. (Cake Without Eggs Take one pound of flour, three ounces of butter, three ounces of lard, half a -pound of currants, half a pound of sul tanas, half a, pound ot 'brown sugar, two small teaspoonfuls of carbonate of soda, one small teaspoonful ot grated nutmed ' a pinch, of salt, two ounces of candled, peel cut very fine, about one gill of milk and half a tablespoonful of vinegar. Method: Put the flour, salt and spice Into a dry bowl, and rub In the lard and t butter until very fine, then add the fruit, etc., and mix well. Mix the soda with the milk, to which add the vinegar, etlr Into the dry ingredients sufficient to make a stiff mixture, pour into a well-greased tin, and bake in a moderate oven one and a half or two hours. Unselfish They had Just been married and were about to start on their wedding trip. Aa is the custom with bridegrooms h waa embarrassed to the point of forest fulness, but h met the situation like an expert, "Why, Harry, you bought only on ticket," said the bride reproachfully. "Just like me. dear-," aald Harry quickly, "always forgetting myself." 1 1 ..i,. 1 Tnis At trtA Amnrnr JWJ w. ,..w t u "Hi was engaged to a charming widow at one time." "Yes, and be says h will always look back, upon It aa ona of the most delightful , To Clean Hats A teaspoonful of ammonia to half a cup of tea Is excellent for cleaning black felt hats or black coats, Apply this with soft clean cloth. - iJ - J"ii"iJLJxnnux. Sweets and Novelties ,-. display qt delicious. aweeU, artistic mieriaiBing povwtiea rep tjws table or sir Js now ready. " ther mireiiaalne or twt. IbsbmUm is 6 : " ' Glaee Fruit, tfce fiatet evr, ia woou mxm, 11. w, 310. $i.iu. Clarke Co "1 m -r . J irsyeri1ifatmesMa.ifyi(ylrr I s., .