A.box of smaller berries is nearer a
solid mass of fruit and in serving
makes more dishes than the box of
Fancy berries bring fancy prices,
while those of-less size often are
much cheaper and far richer in
Jellies add preserves are better if
made of the small fruit, and have the
advantage of requiring less sugar.
The large berries often .. have a
pulpy center that is not desirable and
in many varieties they are lacking in
flavor and are not sweet. Use the
small, firm berry that fills the box
and get -berries for your money in
place of air.
Bake small individual pies by put
ting a rich crust over the bottom of
each little muffin pan bake crust to
golden brown. Wash and stem ber
ries; to each pint of berries add 1 cup
of sugar, mash a little and set aside
for 2 hours. When ready to serve fill
crusts with berries, dot top with a
little whipped cream, top with a big
red berry and serve.
Make a rich biscuit dough of 1 cup
of flour, 1 even teaspoon of salt, 1
heaping teaspoon of lard and 2 heap
ing teaspoons of baking powder. Mix
these all together with a knife, then
make a well in center and add y2 cup
of milk Fold all together and turn
out on board, cut in biscuit shape
and hake in fast oven.
Wash and stem berries, add a cup
of sugar to each 2 cups of fruit, mash
slightly and allow to stand 2 hours.
Have biscuits warm, split open, but
ter and add a little sugar, add' a few
whole berries, put on top and add
more of the mashed berries, tip the
top with a little whipped cream and
CONFESSIONS OF A WIFE
IF TRUTH PREVAILED
(Copyright, 1915, by the Newspaper Enterprise Association.)
"ureeungs ana salutations," came
Jim's gay voice over the telephone.
"Hello, Jim," I answered.
"I'm coming up to take you and
Mollie to the show and then to the
restaurant to supper and
"I don't believe we can go, Jim," (
"Oh, yes, you can," was Jim's con
Then I had to answer: "I can't
go, Jim, but I'll ask Mollie If she
wants to go."
"It isn't a case of wanting to go,
Margie. Tell, Mollie that the even
ing paper says that Mr. Hatton is on
his way to Europe with Dick in close
"nrsuit and that Mollie is in bed very
"If you can't go, Margie, get Aunt
Mary to chaperone us and I'll ask Pat
Sullivan to come in and dance with
Mollie at the supper dance."
Dear old Jim! he never asks for
explanations; he just seems to under
stand. I went back to my room, where
Mollie was bathing her eyes prepar
atory to going home, and told her the
"I can't go, Margie," she exclaimed.
"Yes you can, dear, and you can
see by this little flurry of gossip,
which will be soon over, how much
worse it would have been had you
carried out your intention to go with
. "What will mother do if I don't
"I'll invite her over here to din
ner. I must send Dick a wire telling'
him to come home immediately. It
seems very queer to me that we have
not heard a word from him but that
"He is a beast," said Mollie, vi-
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