Ada Clare (whose given name was Jane McIlheny) was born in South Carolina.
Ada Clare vents her frustration over the slanderous statements published about her in various publications. She also laments the fact that American periodicals are less concerned with the ethics of publishing a juicy bit of gossip, and that women are more likely to face slander than men. She then reprints part of an article about fog bonnets that was mispublished in the Courier.
The "Scandal Mongers" article mentions that "an accomplished correspondent [Ada Clare] ... in another column ['Thoughts and Things'], speaks for herself" regarding a scandalous story about her that was "copied all over the country."
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