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BVKMMI LEDIIER-PHII'ADBLPHIA. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18, 19U.
0 BEST THOUGHT OF AMERICA So eta Digest of the Magazines ana , !Per?ona( SD i-ltCTAVE A. IIECKSCIIEIt has Issuptl InVl ? Vjlnlions for n theatre party, rollowecl by sup fpor, to bo given January li, In honor of Miss Anna Mnssev Hccltsclicr, uaugmer ot ". I Austin Hcckschcr. rt-i. n..i ,i,niinp' nr tlm Fnrtnlalitlv Cotillons iwns licit! last nlglit at Horticultural Hnll. The ..... - i-orplvp.l In' Mrs. William P. Troth, Jin. William Wurts Harmar. George Rowland n.MTMni lil thh cotillon. Amonc those present j-wero Miss Roberta Brown Downlnrj, Mlsi Kath- erlne Kremer, Miss Mary Arrcan Miner, mibs t-minnr judil Benn. Miss Utllo CrtsflcM, MIbs 1 Kathlyn ShattucU, Mlsa Mtirgnrcttn. Hobart, ! Miss Marjorlo Taylor, Miss Ada Lambert wetn crlll. Mlsa Elizabeth Browster, MIsS Anna Maiy Wnltlimir. Mlis Anna Wcthcrlll. Mhs Mnt-y I' limes. Miss" Edith OlllliiRham, Miss Helena Jioulnson, ansa uorouie.i ut"" ' Eleanor Bournonvlllo Watt, Miss Chrlstlno Ilehn, Bliss Adelaide- Collins, Miss Elizabeth JIacCiicn Smith, Miss Mao- Hall Laird, Miss Anne Din ner Brlnton. Miss Irobel Mllno Bosers, Miss Carollno Ives Brlnton, Miss Edith I.. Smith, Miss Lucia Allco Pardee Warden, Miss Jean Ltllle, Miss Kathcrlne Sccler, Miss Marguerite Milne, Miss Dorothy 'iJeHaven Deacon, Irwin Garrett, Charles Wetter, Thomas Boblnson, Charles V. Fox, T. D, Grata, Joel Huber, Carol Wilcox, Gordon Knlpe, Clarenco Barton Brew ster, Edward Rogers, Alfred Watts, Alfred Nor rls. Agnew Adams, Ocorgo Gardner, Joseph N. Suites, 3d, Robert Morris, Gordon rettorman. Miss Mary L. Davis, of Drexel road, will entertain at dinner tomorrow evening prior to the club dance at Merlon Cricket Club, In honor ofi Miss Roberta B. Downing. Those present will he Mlsa Lydla Cressy. Miss Frances Mocum, Miss Betty Slnnlckson, Miss Mae Pat terson, .Mlsa Martha Walton, Miss Helen Bates, Miss Doris Dexter, Miss Nathallo Davis, Joseph M. Patterson, Id, Walter Fotterall, Woodson Crossman, Ciarcnco Fillman, Richard Powell, Robert Bauld, William Swingle, John Keen, John Hcyl. Mr, and Mrs. Charles J. Lortscher, of New Torlc, announce tho engagement of their daugh ter, Jayno Olga Lortscher. to Nathan Harold Coxe, of New York, formerly of Philadelphia. The alumnao of Trinity College will givo a card party, to bo followed .by tea at the Plastic Club on January B. The affair will bo for tho benefit of tho Trinity College gymnasium. Miss Isabel Harrlty, Miss Claire Wallaco and Miss Kathcrlno Loughran have charge. Tho Matinee Musical Club will hold Its sec ond dance of the season at tho Roosevelt this evening. Mrs. Harold Buzby and Mlsa Emilia rrlcUo will bo the hostesses. Thoso who will assist In tho arrangements are Mrs, Frank Mc Manus, Miss Marie G. Loughney, Miss Helen Benners, Mrs. Charles Miller, Mrs. Georgo Weller and Miss Helen Walnut. Mr. and Mrs. Waller Emlen Campbell, of West Durham street. Mount Airy, gave a din ner, followed by dancing, at their homo lost evening, in honor of Mrs. Harry Slmes, of New York, who will spend the week-end with them. The dinner guests included Mr. and Mrs. Edward Slnntckson, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Smiley, Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Cottlngbam, Miss Emma Warren, Mlsa Starr, Walter Carl Mason and Frederick J. Henty. ALONG THE MAIN LINE WAYNE Mrs. William a Lobb entertained at dinner last night, followed by "500." There were 1 guests present, oil members of the "600" club, which meets regularly every two weeks. D. M. Barrtnger left on Wednesday for a short lay In Baltimore, Md, Mrs. Robert Cresswell, of North Wayne, Is fcpehdlnjr soma time In New York. CHESTNUT HILL The Christmas germon of Miss Lockwood's dancing' dasa for the school set will take place on Monday, December 2S, at the Philadelphia Cricket Club. Tho members Include Miss Mary Earl, Mis Mary Barnestlne Appleton, Miss Anita. Janney. Miss Alice Janney, Miss Caro line Robinson, Miss Emily Noble, Miss Mary Bheppard, Miss Annetta. MacGrath, Miss Grace Dalltnger, Miss Mildred Crawley, Mss Mary Newbold. Miss Ethel Newbold. Miss Elizabeth Taylor, Miss Mary Forcher, Miss Gladys Muel Jer, Mis Edith Dallas, Christopher Noble, Bur riett Landreth Daniel Dougherty, Webster Dougherty, Graham Dougherty, Roy Stuart, Levering Jones, Jr., Stanley Woodward, George rwoodward, Ralph Fairies, William Fagan, Will iam Ferguson and Nathaniel Knowles. Assistant District Attorney and Mrs, Will iam Flndlay Brown, of n Summit avenue, -will have as their guests over Christmas their two sons, Paul and Robert Brown. Pay! Brown Is at present's; student at Carnegie School of Technology, and Robert a student at Wll!ams College. GEIWANTOWN Mr and Mrs. James Mapes Dodge, of Clapler street and McKean avenue, have Issued cards for a, Christmas party on Thursday, Pecembe? t, from 4 until ( o'clock, to meet their son, t'arl Dodge. Mr. Dodge Is at present living In ihlcago, ond wilj spend tho Christmas holt da) a with his parents. The house will be banked with holly, mlstletoo and greens, Mr and Mrs John A. MeCown. of mt Emlen street, has issued invitations for e. dinner, In honor of Miss Mary Adams Grove, whose en listment to Andrew MeCown was recently an oouneed Holly aatX Chris tliRs greens will form the table decoration, and tfte guests will In clude Miss Mary Louise MeCown. Miss Dorothy Smtt, Miss Margaret Fajbner, Mies. Judith SXarr. MUs Mary Ooedwln, Miss Bmlly Moffly. Miss Louise Ttlge, tjaefe RJgway, Jasper XishoU. Samuel JPritoekeU, Oftie QodwUi, John MeCown, Jr. Maurice WeJwtsf. Uu r.mvn tttit Ti3,i'rviKTr Mr and Mrs J D. Williamson, of Oak Lane. Sve reception and lUiwe, ogowed by a, upr at the Rittfthu, ljf vejfij-, tor their 4yshter. His Maries HHwiUth Wttllaw i. Mr. and Mr, u D. piapp. Mr. j4 Mr ontyfrwua Buek, Mrs L 8. Downs &d Mr. and Mr J. D. WttUsauKm reeivd. 0r so vounr lfogl eueodea th attaJr. Mr 4 Mr., i 9 tiaf, f ClHea s,veu, a tve UiUy for ifsa, UUi komt in H o sm. rte7 VevtoHM 1mm ro r I' il Mjafflf-.m vvr-ni.i a Logan. Mrs. Kotb will be remembered as Mies Ida Earlena Bronn, tlaughter of Mr, and Mrs. William G. Brown, of Itaddon Heights, N. J. Mr. Kolb Is tho eon of John P. Kolb. WEST PHILADELPHIA Mrs. W. A, Henry, of 6S13 Willows avenue, wilt bo hostess this evening at tho Fortnightly Sherwood "500"' club, which moeta In the Sher wood Field Club every other Friday evening. Among thoso expected will be Mr. and Mrs. Victor Frir.g, Mr. and Mrs. Jules Frlng, Mr. nnd Mrs. J. A. Dull, Dr. and Mrs. William S. Thompson, Mr, nnd Mrs, Edward Murphy, Mr. nnd William Cleaver, Mr. and Mrs. Wllt tam Miller, Mr. nnd Mrs. George Frlng, Mr. nnd Mrs. Edwnrd C. Cullcn, Cnplaln and MJs. Lane, Mr. and Mrs. Cheney, Mr. and Mrs. Wil son, and Messrs, Owen Gcraghty, William Stewart. L. A. Payne, Rufua Kingsbury nnd John Barber. Imitations hno been received from Mr. and Mrs. Henry Freund, Jr., of 4510 Walnut Btreet. for bridge Wednesday evening, December 23. About M gtiosts will bo present, SOUTH PHILADELPHIA Miss Annetto Chazol, of South Carolina, Is the guest or Commandant William Bheppard Benson, U. S N , nnd Mrs. Benson at their homo in tho Navy Yard. Captain nnd Mrs. Benson's son, Llculontnt Howard Hartwell Benson, is also stalng with his parents and cxpocts to remain for about a month. Lieu tenant Benson has been stationed In California. The second of the aeries of Informal dances, which are being given thS winter In tho Navy Yard, for tho naval officers and wives and friends, will take place this evening. Mrs. Littleton Waller Tazwell Waller, wife of Colonel Waller, V. B. M. C, nnd Captain A. E. Hinds, U. S. N., will receive the guests. Miss Ella Mae Young, of 2316 South Broad street, whose engagement wan announced somo weeks ngo, will entertain at dinner tomorrow evening, In honor of her flanco and his parents. Tho tablo will bo artistically decorated with holly and polnsettlas, red and green being the prevailing color scheme. Her guests will be Mr. and Mrs. Wllllnm Wield, Sr., of New York city; Mrs. Mary Miller. Mr. and Jfrs. William Wield, Jr., of New York city, ond Charles Miller Wield. NORTH PHILADELPHIA The Silvia Club will hold their annual ban quet on Monday evening at their new ballroom. 1743 North 22d street. Among those present will bo Mr. and Mrs. Lemuel Johnstone, of Washington, Z. C; Mr. and Mrs. Walker, of Portland, Me.; Samuel Sllvor from Atlantic City, Maurice M. Cohen, Harry Jaspan, Harry Thatcher, Samuel LIpschutz, Harry Lavner, Julius Kntz, Benjamin Fleldman, Albert Rich man, William Samuels, Miss Lena Matlnsky, Miss Ida Straus, Miss Anna Straus, Miss Rose Straus, Miss Geneva Goldberg, Miss Lillian 7.,' Blumenthal, Adolph Weiss, Miss Davis, .Miss Minnie Schwartz. Miss Cella Hanapoloky and Miss Edith Do Chlnn, of Paris, France. Musical selections will bo rendered by Maurice N. Feldsteln, violinist: H, Jnopan, William Samuels and Horry Latcher will play mando lins and Harold Katz, pianist. Miss De Chlun will apeak to the club of Paris. NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA Miss Mary Curmeyer, of 2C21 Bucklus street, will entertain a number of her friends at her home tomorrow evening, Those who will be present Include Miss Helen Beaupalne. Mlsa Iris Brown, Miss Majpl Ful, MUs Elsie Clay. Miss Madeline Rossman, Miss Laura Shay, Miss Bella Gear. Howard Soaper, John Price, Bruce Anderson, Thomas Rorke, Charles Craig, Jaclc Acoff and Kurt Hoube, Mr. and Mrs. L. MoPeat mill entertain In honor of their son, James C. McPeat, Sunday evening. Their guests wilt be Miss Florence Schoppe, Miss Bertha Blelden, Miss Frances Hackell, Miss Rebecca Korman, Miss Cella. Stein, Miss Gertrude Wills, Miss Clara Reldet, Miss Martha, Simon, Frank Votgt, Otto Belser, Eliner Creamer, Charles Albright, Lewis Tropat, Clifford Leach, George White. TIOGA Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Weber, of Estaugh street, will entertain their card club at dinner and cards tonight at their home. The guests will Include Mr. and Mrs. Horace Stabler, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hucltel, Mr, and Mrs. Ernest A. Wright, Jr.,' Miss Meta Weber, James Irwin and Alfred Harris, Mr. and Mrs. George W. Haines, of 3724 North 13th street, will be at home on Mondays, December 2t and 53. They wilt be assisted In receiving by Miss Dorothy Brlnghurst, Miss Martha Haines, Miss Frances Brlnghurst, Miss Mary T. Patton, Miss Margaret C. Cooper and Mr. and Mri Robert R.' Brlnghurst, Mrs, Halnea will be remembered as Miss Emily M. Hodgson, of 3740 North 13th street. Miss DOROliU MAilitR Mia Mtkvi lias shown gi tat 4ci ta 'he !- out fefafacbu k. hu.it iiifs toe jiica for lite bIsIsIsIsIsIsHBBf "BsHfl ssslslslslslsHslHF 11 MISS ROBERTA Miss Downing will bo gueit of honor at a Club dance, which will be given by Mies Mary of Mrs. Robert W. Downing. M RS. ALEXANDER BRINTON COXB will civs n Inrrra ball In the Bellevue-Stratford this evening In honor of her niece, Miss Ruth Coxe, debutante daughter of Mr. ond Mrs. Henry Brlnton Coxe. Tho ballroom will bo elaborately decorated with palms, ferns, pink azaleas and pink begonias. The stage will be profusely decorated with palms, ferns and cut flowers, behind which the orchestra will be hidden. Mrs. Ooxo nnd Miss Coxe will rocelve in the foyer, that wilt also bo elaborately dec orated. Supper will be served at smnll tables that -will be arranged With pink roses and srallaz. Many of the debutantes will be given dinners before the ball. Among thoso who will entertain will be Mr. and Mrs. George Dallas Dixon, of 2004 Spruco street, who will give a dinner of 24 covers In honor of Miss Cordelia Blddle. Miss Margaret Berwlnd, debutante daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Augustus Berwlnd, will be guest of honor at a dinner to be given by Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Baldwin Hutchinson. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Paul Bally,. of Ardmore, will entertain In honor of Miss Edith H. Bally, debutante daughter of Frederick F. Bally, at the Bellevue-Stratford. Miss Charlotte Rush, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Rush, will be guestof honor at a dinner given by her parents, and Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Ashton. of "Redleaf," Wynnewood, will entertain in honor of Miss Ruth Coxe at tho Bellevue-Stratford. Others who will entertain nre Mrs. Charles H, Howell. Mr. nnd Mrs. Arthur Emlen Newbold. Alexander, Coxa Yarnall, Miss Julia Berwlnd, Mr, and Mrs. Qulncy Adams Glllmore, Thome Patterson ond Dr. and Mrs. Henry K. DlUard. FRANKFORD John Lawlor entertained the members of the Frankford Pinochle Club- at his home, 2604. Rhawn street, this week. The guests Included P, McKearney, Benjamin Johnson. Charles Lefferts, James Lawlor, Joseph Huge. Will iam Hlrl and Arthur Gallagher. Dr. and Mrs. Ralph Waxier, of Asylum road, will entertain at cards and supper tomorrow evening, Mrs. Waxier has also sent out Invi tations for a musical January J. Thomas Elliot Hood, of Frankford avenue, upon his return from Iowa this week, was given a reception by a number of his friends. A mustcale followed, and Ralph W, Talley, the well-known baritone of Wilmington, Pel., sang several delightful selections. lansdoVne A dancing class of 20 couples met last ere. nlng in Barker Hall. Those present were Dr and Mrs. John MoKenna, Mr, and Mrs. Frederick Leopold, Dr, Charles King, Miss Lot tie King, Mr. and Mrs. Thontaa Love, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac H. Adler, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Ryan, Mr and Mrs, Harry Rudolph, Mr. and Mrs, Louis Myers, Mr and Mrs. James Culllnan, Mr and Mrs. Thomas Fitzgerald, Dr. MoKln. ley, Tbaddeus Geerchl, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Pilling. Mr. and Mr. Louis Love, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Waters, Mr. Rnd Mrs. Bdwin Evans. Mr- and Mrs. Edwin Grauley, MUs Edith Boyd, Joseph Buekley, Phlllpl Callings, Herbert East wlok, Miss Marion Fteroa, Albert Peterson, Mlsa Agaes Ryan and MUs Blla Ryan. t -nnximnoTiGTr Mrs A L- A&atus, of Ridge avenue, wis hos tess to the members of her sard club at lunch eon and "(49" yesterday afternoon. Her guests were Mrs. William R. Haggart, Mrs. William Ames. Mrs. Mary Mott, Mrs. Harry H. Thomp son. Mrs. wr FfUterer, MUs Bth Rlghter. Mrs PaxsMt Jm, Mrs. BejkMsain HmsVee, Mrs. Wiiuam W. WlUacu Mrs. J. Q. S4nw and Mrs. Ueorc HeUaud CAJIDBN AND Yl&MTX Uim oeiotkr Pveii, f u$ Fcsus street, win return fren wrttuaa CoU tsii west; to tptwi tk faeiisftys. BROWN DOWNING " "r 8 o'Comm dinner tomorrow night before the Merion Cricket L. Davis. Miss Dawning is the debutante daughter NAVY YARD DANCE Second of Navy Yard Affairs Will Be Held Tonisht in the Sail Loft. The second of the season's dances, to ba held at the Navy Yard, will be given this eve ning. Many dinners have been planned by and for the ofilcers and their friends. Mr. and Mrs. Samuel S. Herman will enter tain at an Informal dinner at their residence, In honor of Naval Constructor A. B. Court and Mrs. Court and Mr. and Mrs. Mortoh Gibbons Neff. Lieutenant Commander George B. Landen berger, U. S. N and Mrs. Landenbergor will entertain as their guests at the dance at tho Navy Yard Mr. and Mrs. Samuel M. Clement. Mr. and Mrs. Clarenco M. Brown, Mr. nnd Mrs. G. Planton Mlddleton, Mr. nnd Mrs. Charles L. Carter, Miss Irene Richardson, Btanloy Richardson. Lieutenant Charles A. Luta and Mrs. Lutz will entertain at an informal dinner beforo the Navy Yard dance, in honor of Miss Caroline Emerson, of Amherst, Mass. FASHION FETE One of the Most Unique Affairs Ever Given in This City Was Held Latt Night at lho Ritz. The second showing of American-made fash Ions for women, given last night in the ballroom of the Rltz-Carlton, caused a storm of enthusi asm, so that when the auctioning was begun by Mr. Stotesbury, bidding was spirited, running the gowns up to figures which helped out the general proceeds rjulto substantially. And of two things that representative gathering of Phlladelphians was fully convinced first, that American designers havo come Into their own, and second, that no city boasts fairer women than theae of the Quaker City. From the minute little Miss Alberta Brinton, as Miss Philadelphia, was revealed between the drawn curtains until Mlsa Marie Louise Wana maker, becomingly arrayed all in white and leading two Russian wolfhounds, disappeared after making the usual promenade, there was a constant craning of necks and leveling of lor gnettes from the audience, who strove to make mental pictures of each and every costume. The showing continued smoothly throughout the evening, the only mannequin scheduled who failed to appear being Miss Cordelia Blddle, whose place was taken by Miss Rosalie Dolan. So exquisite was each and every gown, and so attractive Its wearer, that the Judges, composed of W, Lyman Blddle, Edward Browning, Charles E, Coxe, Harry M. Hart, John O. Groome, William E. Ellis, Joseph E. Wldener, Georgo McFadden. B, Wynne Ffoulkes, Chart ton Yarnall, J, R, Evans Roberts, J, Vaughan Merrick and Robert Kelso Caasatt, were "hard put to it" to decide as to which should be awarded the coveted prize. Finally, alter much discussion, Mrs. Robert Learning Montgomery's gown, "Reve," com posed of cloth of sliver and; tulle, received the greatest number qf votes. The Daffodil, worn by Miss Gladys Snellenburg, also received Its share of approbation, as did Nashmla, exhib ited by Miss Coclje Fitter Howell; the Orchid, worn by Mrs. Wlltlam Drayton, and Frances, in which Mrs. Harry Wain Harrison appeared. Julia, worn by Mrs. p. Pearson pearce, was decided on as the smartest street costume. It was of beige peau da chamois, trimmed with sable-dyd kolinsky. By popular vote, at 10 cents each, Mrs, J. Kearsley Mitchell received the prise offered by J. E. Caldwell & Co. Mr. Btptesbury, as auc tioneer, ably abetted, by William J. Clothier, who stood In the aisle eoaxlng bids out of tlrald persons, caused much merriment. He reeklessly "threw In" hat or muff with the gown to at. tract hesitant purchasers, and succeeded In bringing seme very goo4 prises. Mrs. Mont fernery bid on the gown she wore, and after mueh competition Anally carried it oft triumph ontly at . Miss Snellenburg, alio, pnlyse onreJ hers by bidding )m. A iMt worn by Miss Eleanor B. Hopkins brought only W. although wany thought Jt worth muh more. After the lasi gown has been auctioned oX super was srv4 4 donees were executed by Miss Feet and Mr. TUr, pfoXtMlaaaU, fr Kew York. CHjSSTER AND VICINITY Mr O. Rodmaa StuB, f Wauketau, Wu., U fm&ti8 the heWdAy mea witfa her pa. Ma ma Mrs. wtWas. Uytmt, at fevtagtm. Or. PraiMH st Westoer, wh hs ha um flMMH V Mr UmUi. sirs. IHH A- IhjssjIh. ; tU CtMtr. w mm vttahi, sai mt U m (1) Saturday Evening Toit, 'The Womtn ef, France." (2) Leslie's WMhUTSeTlng a Hrltlth Cralttr Torpedoed." (8 Burver, "Union ef Women for Teace." (4) Woman's Home Companion. "What Women Are neatly Doinr." (5) Cotmopolltan, "Motherhood Without Far." (0) North American Itexlen, "The Ittetnt Election and Woman Suffrage." WOMEN There Is an interesting drift Just now In tho articles nbout women toward the concrete nnd away from tho purely speculative. Worn nn'n place In tho war supplants former the orizing about her status or tho futuro of fem inism. Corra Harria' description of "The "Women of France" (1) Is suffused with n subtle and tragic clamour that carries tho very spirit of the deserted and agonizing city of women among whom It was written. Sho writes: Paris is here, but all of her spaces are empty. Her avenues stretch out of sight llko bnrs of song that nre not bolng sung nor measured by the rhythm of feet. The grass In the garden nf tho Tullerlei stands ankle high. It has not been cut slnco tho first of August, but nil tho borders are bright with flowers. Thoy languish like forgotten ladles of tho old, grand days of kings and courtiers trailing their blossoms out upon the walks .and pavements without fear of the trend of a throng that Is gone." The largest ouvrolr (workshop) I me seen Is In tho famous Ledoyen restaurant, opposlto tho Petit Palais. Ledoyen gives three thou sand freo soups every dav to tho poor women of Paris. The women work In one of tho great halls, under tho direction of Daniel Lesueur, a fnmous author, one of tho tendered, most elo quent and charming women In France. Sho has managed to rjlvo tho placo the air of a queer drawing room, not In Its appoint ments, which nrp chairs, work tables and sewing machines, Tut In its atmosphere of so. clal freedom. In nearly every group of women woro one or two convalescent soldiers, who gathered about tho famous author on crutches or with their arms In slings or leaning upon sticks. And she could not havo received them with more courtesy If they had been the gen erals of the French army. These French ladles not'er miss the Hallci of emotional eervlce, There Is a workroom here whero 43 women aro employed at the usual wago of ono franc, but, In addition, they are permitted to give away tho socks and Jackets and other garments they make to any person who applies for them. This Is the tlrst time I havo ever seen paupers exercising tho privileges of philanthropy. James H. Hare, tho famous war photog rapher, writing from Calais (2) gives another sort of picture. He was eating veal pie In a bakery. Three Red Cross ladies and one young man came In. The young man has a voice like a woman's, but he was wearing leather leggings and gaiters and men's ahoes, and his hair was cut short, so I knw he was n. man. Ho kept addressing the eldest lady in the party as 'Mumslo.' She .looked so capable nnd business like that I could not undoi stand why her sou should be such an effeminate creature. Finally I was put right by something she Said. It wasn't a son after all. but a daughter, In ono of those new-fangled dresses for armv nurses. Maybe It is sensible for field work, but I wab not prepared to meet a charming 'young lady dressed In khaki helmet, khnkt shlrt-tle-uUtcr, leather leggings nnd tanned boots and smoking a cigarette. However, a charming young lady sho was. Mrs. Pethlcl: Lawrence, tho English suf fragist, who spoko here in Philadelphia last week, uses the war as nn additional argument for suffrage In appealing for a "Union of Women for Constructive Peace" (3). She writes: Men have often passed sweeplngly depreca tory verdicts upon women ns a Bex. They havo defended their own monopoly of government by the assertion that women havo no knowledge of business, that they are lacking In practical ef ficiency. Today It la for men to stand down, and for women whom they have belittled to take the seat of Judgment. No picture, however over drawn, of woman's ignorance, error or folly, could exceed in fantlstlc, ct tragic, horror the spectacle which male governments furnish his tory today. The foundation of the structure of civilisation which they have erected In Europe has proved rotten. The failure of male state craft In Europe is complete. Reversion to Type Miss" Ida Tarbell interprets man-made sta tistics about her sex and upsets a lot of popu larly accepted notions In her article, "What Women aro Really Doing" (4). Answering first the popular generality, "There ore sev eral million young girls in our shops and factories," she writes: There are 8,075,722 girls and women of all ages omploycd all or part of the time In money earning work of all kinds as teachers, dress makers, clerks, etc. Only about one.flfth of these are in shops or factories, and not over half of this fifth eon be called joung girls, that is. under l ears of age. These young girls are a very transient class. The average girl In ehop or factory does not work over three years. What does she doT Let the census tell us, Eight times out of ten she marries. ...... , . "But sho Is not marnlng," the platform speakers tell us. The platform Is wrong. We hae In the United States 44,619,98s females. Of these, E2.7 per cent, babes, maids and women, are single; but drop out those not yet of marriageable age. ,.., Seventy per cent, of those who are 15 years nnrl ovRF marry. Eighty and five-tenths per cent ot those who are 80 years and cjver marry. Eighty-six and seven-tenths per cent, of thoso who are 25 years and over marry. There has been a gain of nearly 2 per cent. In the number of marriages of women oer 15 In the lat SO years, and 2 per cent, when deal ing with nearly 20,089,000 Is a considerable number. . . , But they do not stay married; divorces are Increasing. In the 20,000.000 married women were found 185,000 who had been divorced. Considering the dimeultlea of married life, the number does not appal It rather gives one greater rpct for human beings to see that they can handle such compilMted relations with suoh a small pereentage of disaster. In eaob of the last two deaades there has been an Increase of one.tenth of 1 jr sent. In diverse. It Is doubtful If this la due to loss f faith In warriaste. A proportion of it Is due to a higher Ideal of marriage. A New "Twilight Sleep" Popular interest In 'he jioMtUUUtw oi Twilight Sleep14 stl runs high, to Judge by tho uninterrupted flow ef articles on thi sub- Jet, wbleh coRtlnuea month after soMtit. 1e January ConnpolUan rwrtai an arttofe hy Vane Tfaamrmon (() a w mthd of aabivlg jwilej childbirth. It ta at ttMt inofirfPi bo4. wblea baa West a wide ly Oicussd, but a now gwnrti dru-4toxJ-CAlsd morphine It is over two ears ajo that this n)s4lc- t tfce toWoW y b4 trta4 their "'stofM vet the oaSm! . ? to l opietir to the arit WW olMfct in sJarot. Ur. ihBWrt-tetii-TH. s4 wea 4mm L?FiGS l w jet tho great hall, where life battled that it might live, there was .silence, not an Outcry, not at wall And the Hoctor will tell you that whai Impressed him Inost was the strange silenca and the smiling faces of thoso womah. He felt as though he had" touched a miracle. One hundred and twelve experiments were made, and overy case was successful. It has been accepted by the French" Academy of Med Iclno the third week In July. Surgeons, tout cologlsts, chemists, doctors of alt degrees have examined, tested, approved. On tho very eve- of tho public nnouncement of this discovery tho outbreak of the war sank the giving of life Into Insignificance beside the importance of taking life. Tho article adds", with unconscious Irony: Reports from the French field surgeons an nounce that detoxlcated morphine renders wounds painless for at least six hours, gtvltifr nmplo time to remove patients to the base hospital for treatment. Busy SufTrngtiti In "The Recent Elections and Woman Sutf frago" (6), Ida Huatcd Harper leads up to her subject with a brief but comprehensive re view of tho women's struggle for tho fran chise in this country. When four States conferred complete fran chise on the women between 1890 and 1898, the opponents beenmo alarmed, nnd for the next 11 enrs In only three States could the Legis latures be persuaded to submit the question to tho otcrs, and In each caso It was defeated. The country, politically, was entirely under the domination of forces hostile to reform of all kinds, three powers working In unison the 'trusts,' the liquor Interests and the party 'ma chines. Kle or six years ago the more pro gressive clement reached the limit of Its en durance, and an Insurgent movement began to deelop. "Tho end of 1913 found women fully enfran chised in nine States and one Territory, and with a large measure of suffrage ,ln Illinois. Miss" Harper gives a very good eonso of tho campaign waged by the suffragists In seven States this last summer and fall: Practically all the organizations of men nnd women declared for suffrage with great enthusiasm, the federations at labor, the a. A. 71.. teachers' associations, granges, political parti es, the women's clubs, eta There aro arrayed against woman suffrage nil the reactionary and vicious forces In the country, all of them enfranchised and unlim lied as to finances. The employers of labor are determined that no moro political power shall be placed In the hands of the working people. Those corporations that thrive by cor rupting Legislatures are exceedingly averso to a new class of voter. The political machines dread nothing so much as an electorato of women, and more aggressive, determined nnd dangerous than nil theso combined are the liquor interests, with their endless ramifica tions, extending to the remotest corners and touching unnumbered kinds of legitimate businesses. AMUSEMENTS ENGAGEMENT EXTENDED! OWING TO THE UNPRECEDENTED DEMAND Ton SEATS THIS WEEK The Chestnut Street Opera House Management Una Decided to Continue Run of THE SPOILERS .T'"'oulh Xmas Week. The Ensment WILI, FQ31TIVEL,T EXP BATUftDAT? PEC SO UEOINNINQ MONDAY AFTERNOON, DEC 58 The Hret and Only Authentic MOTION PICTURES OF THE EUROPEAN WAR Now Being Presented at 30th St. Theatre, New Terk Coming cSg THE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY OF MUSIC- BURTON HOLMES TONIGHT AT 8:1B luiNiuni TOMORROW AT 2:30 ALLIED POWERS COc, 73c, SI at Heppe's, SSo Acadeiu. Germany AIA Tues. EvgT PALACE THEATRE gA!&B,rac CONTINUOUS 10 A. M. TO 11 P. M. TODAV AND TOMORSOW MAY IRWIN JN HER OREATE8T STAUE TRIUMPH "MRS BLACK IS BACK" One oC America's Funnleit Comedies. FORREST Last 2 Evgs. ,& N V. HIPPODROME PTM A TFfi'RJ? PRODUCTION OP JTViXi.l!JXJCi NEXT WEEK EXTRA JIATINEC XMAS DAT Klaw & Erlanger's-Q-p-vr ttttt Stupendous -D-HiN -Jtl U K Prlcee; COc, 11.00 ft H SO No IUilier. Seats N9W- A "nT7T TTT L-aT TIIBEB TIMES A-U-EiJjWril I.AST MATINEE TOMORROW "TODAY" With EDMUND RREESB NEXT WEEK SEATS ON SALE. JOSE COLLINS ln ,b' 5 "' " S U Z I " TOM McNAUClHTOM X -V-DTP kAST THREE TIMES Ll X ilJ LAST MATINEE TOMORROW "HIGH JINKS" run STELLA MAYIIEW NEXT WEEK f vdSc"1!!.'4"8 otiAin vti ajKutu TRENTINI in "THE PEASANT OIRL- Wlih Cllfion Cnvfnl BROAD CH WILLIAM Thle end Next Week. Em. g Bhrj. Mite Wed Sat and Xmta lav CHARLES I'ltOlIUAN Preeenti WILLIAM BLANCHE MARIS Gillette Bates Doro in Sirdou'i Mitierolece DIPMUaot BEATS NOW SBLUNU FOR XMAS WKBK MHTHOPOL1TAN OPERA HOUSE METROPOLITAN OPERA COMPANY. NEW YORK SSlftTHE MAGIC FLUTE Mra. GedU. Kempel. Schumann, MM Urlu Brauo. aorltt. iteUi, AUbouee, Svhlecel CuaiuctsK HSliTlfto Chestnut St. Walnut. TOM. lUet. 87 VjAlviviOlV uati Wed Sat ft. Xoiei ly POTASH & PERLMUTTER Pauulor Prtce WeUnuMtajr Uallueee Bee Sttite ILM. 8AT3 NOW SELUNO FOR XMAS WEHK K. F. KEITH'S THEATRE Ofwed Oo W(t Oyer Utrl BVA TANUIIAY asWfsu A TelepJume tbe1". Bert BIB t'LAVBMj ft tt) auu is. .iim.i T.TTTT.E tiM- S p lli Totaorrow 2 u a lime. UALKWORTH) H lTthftPeLwW ,' y fcefldu'e The CrWte" MARKET TRST GLOBE 3 Oiwaeiu WANAMAK twievlll 11 JO-1 WAJ 11. 1 w? lvia Loyal Ktenloz SuU 8Mrv4 Oee Week ta Anmt W$m. I The Traffic xmote GRAND i'HB STANLEY TMKATR8 ACJAPttM "' L Mtpeaa Jilti ' i-eaWvl PHILADKLPH1A OKCHEiJTRA 1-1- DUJUOWT S "j.", mosa v B 1j V u m "A lUtUiiKf ca(44'; 'm juwawi vt 4MOVU mvm f CA3JW0 ., t,Sl SftH 4S Mr Mw. 4es 1, p. . rf ( and ! iireejs, 4J trWft pa ' Pwmrw. wsre visit twr ( (Us.' 4k jimatM-THmmt wlkl 'MlPIRK -fTlNfefc 1 0.- w &-. P" SET