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Th Bachelor Girl my rtally be of any
at, but tomehoW or other iho Is always
on th right ld of SO. And she In da
llghtlully attractive, too. Men like her,
and women Ilka her, and, beet of all, ahe
like herafelf. For to llko oneself Is the
only thlnir that really matters. It Implies
useful Ufa well spent, and, llko the vil
las blacksmith, a perpetual and very
delightful feeling of "something at
tempted, something done," having duly
earned the aforementioned right to be
pleased with oneself In general and one's
career tn particular.
Breaking of careers, of courso It Is a
foregone conclusion that the Bachelor
Qlrl has a career. Without her all-Im
portant career, sho Isn't a real live
Bacfielor Qlrl, but only a dull person who
may be yerging perilously near to Old
JlaJdliood. The career doesn't neccasarlly
need to be a remunerative one. All the
more honor to her If It Isn't. But n
working Ufo of somo sort she must have
If she la to be a real Bachelor Girl.
Moreover, she must enjoy her work Just
tremendously. For the real Bachelor Girl
is Immensely enthusiastic. That's why
she la so attractive. Her cnthuetapm In
work and her sheer "Jolo de vivre" are
Infectious, You get "enthused" right
nwaV "whenever you come within the ra
dius of her glowing, triumphant person
ality. -
FJf ty years ago there wasn't such a pet
sonln existence as tho'Bachclor Girl. Sho
was there In embryo, in the germ, as It
were, but she hadn't developed. Yet I
am .(SOnvIncfcd, that th6 embryo Bachelor
Girl was terribly discontented and drend
fully rebellious In those early Victorian
days. Bho was Just longing to go out
Into the" world and work" and have a good
time and do .things and see things. Be
neath her demure exterior a very adven
turous heart was beating. But nol She
had to sit at home in a stuffy drawing
room, amid her crochet antlmlcassars and
heram.Plers and her wax flowers, and
Send h.er pretty little head over that In
:ermlnable fancy work of hers and dream
of the problematic lover who would come
indfree her from her humdrum cxlst
ence Then, If Prince Charming came riding
along, she would fall Into a dreadful
state .of nerves and "vapors" and "migraine,"-
until tho poor man was Just as
scared as h'erself. These early Victorian
courtships must have been peculiar af
fairs; 'Yet the men seemed to have been
particularly gallant in the old days.
When reurtlers. galloped counties o'er
Thf ball's fnlf parjnor to behold.
Ana humbly hoped she caught no cold.
They don't do- that nowadays. They
corne careering along In a 70-horsepower
automobile, and the lady of their heart.
Instead of having an immediate attack of
vapofi or anything of that sort, Jumps
Into tho car without watting for any
masculine assistance and takes tho wheel
between her determined little hands, and
they go together at a pace tho mere
thought of which would have set the Vic
torian damsel swooning onca more.
There was no such thing as Platonic
frlenshlp In tho old days, by the way.
But the modern Bachelor Girl revels In
Platonic friendship. "A man's mind and
a man's point of view are so Interesting
and .stimulating," she will say, "that I
confess I'have more friends among men
than among my own sex. Yes, of course,
I like girls tremendously. I hnve lots
of girl-friends, too. But I don't see why
a Bji'chtfor CSlrl shouldn't have as many
mtnfbtilji as she wants or finds useful.
Yes.'jr.a.djnlt that, men are useful."
For' tho Bachelor Girl Is nothing If not
frank? ',"6lpcsrlty and enthusiasm are her
partlcu)fir hall-marks, She Is delight
fully up-tp-date, . too. night up to
the miiiiito she Is. The Old Maid was
always i . regarded as antiquated and
frumpish, both Inwardly and outwardly.
But the Bachelor Girl has a delightfully
Interesting and Intelligent mind. She Is
thoroughly well-informed on a million
dlffent -topics. Her versatility is won
derful, And as for her clothes, why, she
beat's the xnanied women 'altogether! For
the '"Baefielor Girl generally holds some
Wghjlf remunerative post which permits
of Ji er dr.esslpg- In a style 'whleh Is at
oncer til;e envy and despair of her fem
Inln" friends.
'The-, modern Bachelor Girl has a won
derful t)'m;of It,'1 sold a married woman
recently) -"She- can afford 10 times the
thinks JhU I can. For she -Is responsible
to no. one but herself for the money she
speudsj 'nd to think pf the salary that
girl JMymsJ Yes, I admit that I envy her.
Her'Jiome responsibilities are nil, and, her
freedoiir la a.iured. She enjoys her work
In the.? moat wholehearted manner, too,
and Js.so -fresh and enthusiastic. When
she marries, even though her choice bo
the iil fellow on earth, she will lose a
Thre jt a good deal of truth in this.
But the Bachelor Oirl does generally
marry. She is too attractive to be nl-wed-to
pursue'her.snge pathway for
a lifetime. However, I have frequently
noticed that the marriages of girls who
have followed some useful and Interest
ing business before they married turn out
the happiest. For they have learnt many
useful lessons In the game of life. Pati
ence, tho Joy of work accomplished, faith
fulncM in small things as well as In big,
thoroughness and kindness are among the
number. The value of money has been
brought home to them, too, and they ara
not likely to prove spendthrift wives.
The Bachelor Girl's previous good fel
lowship with a variety of men has taught
her to understand the little foibles and
weaknesses of the sex. So she Is not
likely to tread on her husband's feelings,
and she certainly brings a thorough
knowledge of mnscullne management to
tho matrimonial frny. So that, In tho Inst
annlysls, It proves not a fray, but a very
delightful and satisfactory life partner
ship. The House Beautiful
This Is tho era of tho luxuriously fur
nished home. You don't seo plain, serv
iceable furnishings nowadays; everything
Is handsome and designed for ornament.
Period rooms are the latest hobby for
milady, and she has at least one room
done In Louis Thllllppe style. Tapestry
is another popular fabric. It Is usually
cut Into squares and Inserted In panels
In tho wall. It Is also a pretty upholstery
for chairs nnd divans, and comes In a
charming variety of elaborate designs
and exquisite textures. These show up
more vividly when mounted on furniture
of heavily carved oak or mahogany, or
on a severely plain article.
The decoration on the tapestry consists
of old Fronch or Flemish scenes, and
many examples of barnyard pictures are
to be found. Other favorites are tho
crown, dragon-head and the miniature
French velour Is a fine thing to use to
upholster tho heavy, black antique fur
niture. You can got It In deep reds,
green, a faint old-rose shade and any
number of fantastic styles. This makes
an excellent showing In the library, or
the living room. If your lights are bright
the colors will show up beautifully In tho
evening. Use panels of the velour In the
Value of Honey
Honey Is a very valuable and delicious
food, especially for children.
11 liN JUiiXJL.JlVJri, OVJnvyVwLjlVl-VO 1 EjSX Kidnapping By CLAVER MORRIS
Quy Wlmberloy. ion of Anne, the Marchion
ess of Wlmberley, and Iietr to the vast Wim
cerley estates. Is In denser of dVeth from two
groups of conspirators. One croup Is led by
ilclc Merlet, a cousin of Guy's, and Vcrtlcan,
science master at Harptres School, where Guy
la studying-. Tho other group la lod by a
Doctor Anderson, alio of the school. John
ErlelKh. head or Harptree School Is engaged
to Anne Wlmberley. Ills sister. Mre. Travere,
Is Involved in the first plot. Tears ago John
Krlelgh killed the man who had betrayed Ills
liter and let another suffer for his crime.
Vertlgan alone knows this, and blackmails
Erlelsh. Lord Arthur Merlet Is wntchlng over
the boy, but his vigilance Is Ineffective. After
several unsuccessful attempts, Ouy Wlmberlsy
Is kidnaped. Mrs. Travcrs denies all knowl
edge of his whereabouts. She Is withdrawing
from the plot, because her son James Is In
love with Guy's sister. Joan Wlmberley. Preparing-
to pay a ransom, txirA Arthur waits
on a desolate Island but. Instead of the con
spirators, he finds a dead man. Doctor Ander
son. riews comes tnat uuy wimDeriey ana
Dick Merlet were drownod off the const of
Spain. A dav later An attack Is made on
Lord Arthur Merlet, who Is next In tho sue
crrston A year passes. John Erlelgh has been com
pelled by Lord Arthur to break his engage
ment to Anne Wlmberley. Lord Arthur suc
ceeds to the estates. Joan Is still In love
with James Travers,
CHAPTER XIV. Continued.
'I I wanted to see you again." he
slnmmered. "It Is more than a year since
I puw you I I was In the neighborhood,
and I walked over. You'll shake hands
n Ilh me, won't youT"
"Of course," she said, with a nervous
lau'l.. Then she held out her hnnd and
blushed. He gripped her fingers hard.
"I am so glad to see you again," he
Bald "so very glad to see you, Why have
you not written to me? Oh, what a fool
ish question to ask. Of course, you have
hnd an much else to think of."
"I promised mother I would not write
to you," she said gently. Then she turned
and looked nervously across the lake.
"AVe must not stand here," ahe continued.
"I mother would be terribly upset If she
"There Is the summer-house," ho said
humbly. "If we could sit In there for just
a few minutes I will open the shutters
of the window and let In the light I have
io much to tell you."
Sho hesitated for a moment and then
gave In. He opened the shutters of the
window and they seated themselves on
two rickety wooden chairs.
"I felt that I must come and see you,"
he said after a pause. "You have never
been out of my thoughts alt this time,
Joan, If you could only tell me that you
have thought of me now and then It
would make me very happy to know
I have thought of you often very often.
"Ood bless you for that, Joan," he said,
passionately. "If I could have been sure
of that all these months I should have
been happy,"
She rose from her chair, "I think I
had better go," she said, In a low voice.
"It only hurts ma to hear you talk like
this. Ypu know we both know that
that it Is foolish to talk like this."
He caught hold of her hand and raised
It suddenly to his lips. She burst Into
"Joan my darling." ha said, "I please
listen to me don't be angry and go."
Sho dd not apeak. She covered her
face with hT hands and her shoulders
quivered. He rose and put his arm round
"Joan, dearest," ho said, "a year ago
when I learned to love you thero was no
possibility of my marrying you that was
why everything came to nn end tho
same day that It began thero was a mo
ment of madness and that was all. But
now, Joan dear, I thero Is a. future be
fore me I shall bo ablo to marry let us
sit down and talk thlH over calmly, Joan
Just as If we were two people discuss
ing business. You know I love you I
have always loved you. But we will talk
"A future before you7" she said, slow
ly. "Oh, how splendid how splendid!
Toll me alt about It. You know how
much I enre."
They seated themselves on the two
rickety chairs, and he laughed Joyously.
Then a sudden shadow came Into his
"Joan," ho said, "I read In a paper the
other day that you wore going to marry
the young Duke of Selchestei-that Is
why I camo down here that Is why"
"The Duke ot Selchester?" she broke
In, sharply. "What nonsense I met him
out abroad we saw a good deal of him
he Is a sort of connection of mother's."
"And that Is all?" he queried.
She did not answer. Bho colored.
"It was mere gossip?" ho Insisted.
"Thero was no ground for such a state
ment?" "None whatever except that we saw
a great deal of him."
"I,ady Wlmberley wishes you to marry
him?" he said, after a pause. She did
not answer.
"They are going to persuade you to
marry him," he said bitterly.
"No, no please do not talk foolishly.
Mother would not wish mo to marry
any one Idld not love. The Duke of
Selchester Is nothing to me nor ever
will be. Don't let us talk of him. I
want to hear your news your splendid
"Oh, It Is nothing," he said coldly.
"When one thinks of the Duke of Sel
chester with his 300,000 a year arid his
estates and his yachts, and his "
"Jim dear," she Interrupted, and lean
ing forward she laid her hand upon his.
He flushed, and his eyes sparkled. The
use of his Christian name tho first time
she had ever used It had swept away
all his doubts and fears. His fingers
closed on her hand.
"It was you who made me succeed,"
he said. "After that talk with your
mother I made up my mind that I would
succeed. You were so far above me
you are still so far above me, but one
can climb a little nearer, even to the
He pauied and she withdrew her hand
from his and leaned back In her chair.
"11 thought," she said in a low voice,
"that you were going Into a stockbrok
er's office, My mother told me"
"Yes, that was what they wanted me
to do," he Interrupted, "Your mother
was going to pay a premium for me, and
afterwards put up tho money to start
A K Cnrrrr) A Gripping Story of Lrte, Mystery and
me In a business of my own. But two
things happened to save mo from that.
A stockbroker! Cnn you Imagine mo as
a stockbroker, Joan?"
Joan said that she could not.
"I have no head for figures no head
for business at all," he continued. "Well,
In the first place, my mother would not
allow mo to tnko tho money."
"Not allow you to take tho money?"
the girl queried.
"No she was qult firm on that point.
She said that that sho could,Jlnd all
the money that was required. Ot course,
sho could not, poor dear, but it didn't
matter, as I'd made up my mind I was
not going to wasto my life. In a futile
attempt to make money. I wanted more
than money, Joan I wanted success
fame and only one thing could give mo
that. I had nothing In mo but my
"Your music?" she faltered. "But. my
dear I you gavo that for mo I have
never forgotten can never forget that "
"It has been the making of me, Joan,"
he broko In hastily, "the maklnt. of mo.
If It hadn't been for that accident, I'd
have been a second-rate pianist. As It
was I turned my attention to the making
of muslo with my brain far others to
sing and play."
"You compose Bongsl" she exclaimed.
"Oh, how perfectly splondld."
"I had tho music In me," ho went on,
"and I know after a tlmo that If only I
could express myself there was a future
before me. I aimed high I was afraid
that I had aimed too high. But I hit the
mark by Just one of those lucky chances
that only come onco In a lifetime, and
como to rew men at all. '
The girl rested her elbows on her
knees and her chin on her hands. She
looked at him, her lips parted, a rapt
expression on her face. She did not oven
yet know what ho had done, but she
knew that lie had done something greut.
Ho was once more tho knight of her
romance tho gallant knight who had
ridden forth, sword In hand, to conquer
the world for her sake,
"I,aon and Cythna." he said, with a
ring of triumph In his voice, "I made an
opera out of that you hav h ird of It
even In Italy."
"Laon and Cythna?" the repeated me
chanically, and then she looked at him
with fear In her oyes. His misfortunes
had unbalanced his brain. Tho opera
had been produced barely a month ago,
and the fame of It had spread to Italy,
where muslo Is the soul cf the people.
She remembered tho acccmt of It in
the paper; how nothing like It had been
heard In London for 10 years how the
composer was a mere boy a boy no one
naa ever neara or someone, so far as
she could remember, ot tho name of
Luvlnl. Of course she had heard of the
opera. Who had not? And when she
had read about It she had gone up to her
bedroom and cried, thinking of the
muslo that had been silenced for her
"You don't believe me," he said with a
smile. "Those who know have kept the
secret well. 1 called myself Paolo Luvlnl
I was advised to turn myself Into an
Italian. Joan, dear, you look quite fright
Author of "John Dredon, Solicitor.'
ened. Well, I can tell you I was fright
ened myself that night and the next day
when I read tho notices. Oh, of course,
I was told my faults the whole thing was
crude and Immature ridiculous oven In
parts. But the music was thero right
enough It was there, and they understood
that, and they were kind to me. Joan,
have you nothing to say? Why do you
look at mo with those frightened ee?
You didn't believe me well, why should
you? I thought my own brain had gone,
that night when I heard them applaud.
Well, hoie you are read this."
(Continued tomorrow,)
Copyright, 1914, by tho Associated News
papers, Limited.
In the Kitchen
Enamel ware only should bo used for
holding milk, custards and vegetables.
Well Selected Quality and Style
DRAWERS Cambric or Nainsook, with open embroidery
or scalloped edge 50c
CORSET COVERS Nainsook, lace or scalloped edge... 50c
GOWNS Low or high neck, nainsook or cambric,
$1.00, $1.25, $1.35 and upward
COMBINATIONS Nainsook, skirt, open or closed drawers,
lace or embroidery , $1.00, $1.25
ENVELOPE CHEMISE The proper cut,
$1.00, $1.25, $1.35 and upward
SKIRTS Laco or embroidery, new cut $1.00, $1.25
SHORT SKIRTS Nainsook or cambric 50c, 75c
SPECIAL low neck gown
exceptional vnluo
CORDUROY WRAPPERS In all the new shades Bilk
lined , $8.75 to $16.00
Also silk, albatross and flannel wrappers, specially priced.
You will find our Uhdermualins
the best value in the city,
The New Footwear
I have been studying catalogues as an
antidote to the grip, and It has cheered
mo up wonderfully, I have ordered some
new things through the mall order de
partment, and got some splendid bar
gains In boots and shoes,
"You will need new bedroom slippers,
Dorothy," said one of my friends, "for
In a day or so you will bo able to get
out ot bed, and quite a l umber of the
girls are coming round to see you. If
I wero you, I should send for that won
derful bargain In boudoir slippers that
you see In this catalogue. They really
look very smart." And she handed ma
the department store catalogue enthusi
astically. The slippers have Just arrived, and
they are even prettier than I expected.
They are of purple satin, fastened at
tho side by a choux of dull gol'd. A shir
ring of dull gold surrounds the top of
each slipper, and tho vamp la long and
For a bedroom slipper, I must admit
that the heels aro remarkably high, but
I am glad of it, for. If thero Is anything
I particularly detest, it Is a low-heeled
Tho latest boots and shoes are so at
tractive. I llko the nigh dress-boots, tn
Suggestions From Readers of
the Evening Ledger
For the following suggestions sent In br
readers of the Btxhino f,Kixa prizes of 1
and to cents art awarded.
All suggestions should bo addressed to Ellen
Adair, liditor of Women's Fa?e, Etsnino
Lspoxs, Independence Square, Philadelphia.
A prise of l haa been awarded to Miss
A. Thndlam, J914 West Glrard avenue, for
the following suggestion!
I had long wished for a sort of a boudoir
couch on which to take an occasional nap
In my bedrom, but the prices they asked
for them In the department etores wore
beyond my means.
And this Is how I became the owner of
one at Just one-third the price, and In ad
dition my couch serves as a Bhlrt-walst
I had a carpenter make me a strong
box, with a lid 68 Inches long, 18 Inches
high and 24 Inches wide. This cost me
13.60. I padded the top with cotton and
then covered tho whole box with cre
tonne, ruffling It around the edges of tho
box. I bought enough cretonne to make
a couple ot pillows.
The Inside of the box I lined with light
blue cloth. Inside the box I keep my
freshly Ironed waists, also all my linen.
The blue lining keeps the linen from turn
ing yellow.
The couch cost me t5.1V complete.
A prize of 50 cents has been awarded to
Sirs. E. C. Wisler, 10 Booth Texas avenue,
Atlantic City, N. J., for the following sug
gestion! I trust this will be as great a help to
your readers as it has been to me. To
cleanse very fine fabrics use eooptree
ljark (obtainable In all drug stores). I
washed a very fine charmeuse dress and
It looks Just like new. Steep the con
tents of a package In two quarts of water
and wash the fabrics in the strained
liquid. It Is very good for fine veils,
silks, etc
A prize of SO cents has been awarded to
O. M. P., MOO Spruce street. West Phila
delphia, for the following: suggestion I
Moat housewives and domestics have a
Hamburg edge trimming,
S -Xsfc Jfl
gaiter etyle, with the long- mvi-....
of patent leather, the high VnZi 4
and tho smart leather .i1!?B".kU
tho front of tho boot WM "H
But tho very newest thing It th l,
boot which haa a lace-up fu!,f!IU5
tho side. The boot 1. of blsT.'
leather with suede upper. n V Z
sand color. This boot t. ? " "
with a very narrow blaoi silt 1
nnd ends In a tiny bow at the lot (
Mamma has Just cot . .r kl
elaborate slippers. Tho uPp,r ' .'1
brocaded .ilk. In Bv. ..!W 2
t,...i. .1, . Kr o Wrtf-
tho lower part Is of light grav s,.J7i?4
finish In front Is n dull & "?(;
tho lower nnrt le nt u.i. IW; t$i
bjsi ". . ? Suiirja?"
",uu,ut" aiippcrs r.re so popuilr J?5
now, and ns mamma Is fondtof iKf W
silk gowns, ahe Insists that hi, i?.4
ahmiM ,ln.. .il. ,." Bl.n' 1 BSM.2
materia"""' """" lnem la te(U
Tho black patei
heels, aro alwavs
tVthC ,oaty "nd "TO pC
Jely thVarSnfessh'o"nebh1S ?Jg
It doesn't much matter wh5trtto0..w,
worn, since everyone tramp, mSJj1?.
rubbers. They do lonk hMli .rOT '
necessary, so ono must bear wits ili?r
I hopo to bo able to wear all inr Sffif
shoos very soon. T ,m4tf
linfelf P .l.bi t . , .
.. u.u,j,,i,s ournt nutches inlo t
sciittle or the gas stove: others itwtf
particular as to where they throw ..J
An old cup, half filled with water, plictlf I
...... . nwvo, rnaKcs an exeelUnt, Hf2
and slmplo depository. Tru Idea ettntf
to me years ago, when a match in. A
believed entirely extinguished let fir. t.'l
the kitchen window curtain. Quick il
iion xorestaiioa disastrous results. Bnt'f
r """ -"" imjjiion now, lor in
havo so thoroughly acquired the hatl ,MM
that It has vlrtuany become "sec nd ?!
ture." And, besides, the evanor.ti.-." .11
the cup always maintains the prcwr daV
,.. w ,u4,.u,ijr i,i ma nuqnen.
A prlxe of SO eents has been awardrl if
Frances Barclay, less First street WmC
ington, D. C, for the following suSV.ffiT4
To rennvntn -worn ntna tn ..-- J?
-, .. . a .1, , una gr car-
pets, buy somo ordinary egg-dye, men cjli
one uses for Easter eggs. Wear in oldr
glove, take n small quantity of IlqoldS9
uye ueaireu ana ruo in onsKiy, You wlltj
uuu me utiru upois uisappear and your
rug luun. uku now.
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You can enjoy the best that
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After its use the hair dries iwMV
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