have grown stouter and stouter.
0, melrcy! Obesity!" Mrs. Snow
melted into tears. ,
"Cheer up, darling ! I will lead
you to a realization of straight
front dreams. See me. Am I not
a sylph? Last summer I, too
rolled under the chin and shook
when laughed- like the proverb
ial cup full of jelly." It was the
Boston sister who spoke. Mrs.
Snow perked up perceptably.
"Tell me," was all she could say.
The Boston lady then explain
ed as follows : "It is a new treat
ment and came here from Paris.
The idea is that the only-Way to
reduce is to exercise and the test,
exercise is stooping. ' Following
the advice pi a friend, I cut up a
piece of paper, vchopping it into
thousands of Bits. These I scat-'
tered on the paflor floor. TheVF
went down on my knees and pick
ed these pieces up. I worked for
hours, having no mercy on- my
poqr ham bones or my tired
You have rib" idea, by dear, what
a strain that is, but I stuck to ft.
When I had cornered and seized
the last tiny bit of paper I fell
over half dead. But Tfelt much
betterwhen I weighed myself and
found that I had lost two pounds.
I kept at the plan day after day.
Those scales in the kitchen com
pensated me for alll suffered."
"Have you any paper and scis
sors handy?" inquired Mrs. Snow
after her brother-in-law had re
tired to bed that riight. From 10
o'clock until mid-night she pur
sued the festive "scraps, losing
three younds. Sh'e reduced to her
during her six
In Boston everybody's doing it.
Some of ' Mns. Snow's afflicted
friends urthis city will probably
be doing ?t, too, after reading
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CHEESE RECIPES .
Italian Macaroni and Cheese.
One cupful of macaroni broken '
into small pieces, 2-quarts of boil
ing salted water, Jtonion, 2
cloves, y2 cupfuls. of tomato
sauce yi cupful or more of 'grated '
Cook-the macaroni in the boil
ing salted "water .with the onion
and cloves. Drain' remove the
onion and clove;, reheat in, toma-,
to sauce, and. serye'with grated
Baked, Crackers andAChees.e.
Nine br 10 butter trackers or
soda crackers 2 cupfuls of hot
milk, whole or skimmed, l'cupfiil
of grated cheese,v - teaspoonful
of salt. , J v
t Soak the jrrackers in the milk;
place tljem in a buttered baking'
dish in alternate layers with the
cheese; pour the regaining millc
over them and bake. This dish
may be covered with buttered
crumbs. Variety .may be secured,
in either this recipe o"r the pre
ceding one, by puttfng a very
small amount of niixed' mustard
on each cracker,
- Ten-inning games only post
pone somebody's sorrow.
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