slipped through his grasp. He turned
"Marjorie," he said later, "I guess
we have both had our punishment
MANY WAYS OF "CUTTING DOWN
THE FOOD BILL
By Caroline Coe.
It is not necessary to use more than
one egg m muffins.
Milk is much cheaper and better
for all the family than beer, and milk
has not risen in price as yet.
A well-balanced ration must have
energy-making food as found in meat,
eggs, fish, cheese, beans, lentils or
peanuts. Starch as found in nee, flour
or potatoes; sugar as found in fruit,
honey, syrup or sugar. Fats nuts,
cream, butter or other fats. The
thoughtful cook will prepare her
Remember the press agents of the
butter trust are working overtime to
persuade the cook that there is no
substitute for butter. Butter substi
tute is made under government sur
veillance and is quite as cleanly and
nourishing, much cheaper and just as
tasty as butter.
If you use a gas range don't light
the gas until you are ready to use it.
'Put it out immediately when the food
is done. When boiling or bubbling be
gins the contents of the vessel have
reached the boihng point and you can
turn down tire burner and still main
tain a boihng temperature.
Cook cereals in a fireless cooker, as
long, slow cooking improves them.
Don't waste bread crumbs. Most
housekeepers are wasteful of bread.
Put all pieces left from meals in oven,
dry and roll. Use for puddings, and
to sprinkle over meats that are
Many of the prepared flours make
splendid pancakes and muffins. To
this flour you only have to add water
and "the deed is done." These pre
pared flours have not yet advanced
Try a Boston baked beans and
brown bread dinner some cool even
ing. Beans have gone up, but this
year's crop has almost arrived and
prices will soon be down.
Boiled or baked beans, brown
bread, tomato catsup, butter substi
tute, honey and a large cup of coffee
with top milk if properly prepared is
a meal fit for any one. Although beans
have advanced in price this dinner is
Try using a chopped meat "broil"
instead of a porterhouse steak. Have
the pieces of shoulder and rump chop
ped fine, season well and shape on
floured board, put in a toasting iron
and broil. Serve with parsley and
slices of lemon and the man of the
house will approve difference in
price at least ten cents a pound.
BY AND ABOUT WOMEN
A smart white kid belt is soft and
crushes easily. It is lired with white
silk and is finished in front with two
black patent leather tabs run through
small buckles of the white kid.
Girdles are a story in themselves
this year, but if' kept wide, soft and
loose, and a vivid shade they cannot
fail to be appropriate and becoming.
Big, soft bows finish some of them
in the back, while others are fasten
ed in the front with a closely set row
of small buttons.
The Seim, that is, the Parliament
of Finland, has more women than any
other assembly of the kind. Twenty
one women were elected in 1913 for a
period of three years. Many wbmen
have been responsible for bills and
they have served on all the commit
tees of the Seim.
The Omaha (Neb.) club is making
its influence felt throughout the state.
Its latest work was to send out cir
culars to the 170 federated clubs in
the state, asking for co-operation in
beautifying 'the Lincoln highway
throughout the state by planting
trees and shrubs along the route.
The world uses about $25,400,000
I worth of buttons yearly.
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