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WRONG STANDARD AID
TO HIGH LIVING COSTS
Grandmothers Were Producers as Well as Consumers,
While Present-Day Housekeepers Depend Too
Largely Upon Grocers and Sales Agencies.
BY .MRS. M. A. Wn/SON.
(Copyright. 1919, by Mrs. M. A. Wilson.)
The high coat of llvinB in partly the
result of wrong and silly standards of
living- In the Bcneratlons gone by j
the women folk were, producers as well
.is consumers, and few housewives I
would admit thit they were failures in
the making of the home.
The Brand mother of yesterday will
tell you that she had no delicatessen
shop to de*ie.nd upon and that the men
folks liked phvin. well-seasoned, home
cooked food. Grandmother made her
own breads, cakes, pies and cookies,
and It was seldom that any one could
find her pantry empty.
We, the housewives of modern times,
feel perfectly satisfied to purchase
many of our foods prepared, and for
this reason we must pay a double price.
This is a Breat mistake. For the wo
man who seldom (rooks cooktiiB soon
becomes a lost art, iand a nation whose
housewives lose the art of preparing
palatable and attractive foods soon pro
duces a nation of weaklings.
So, Mrs. Housewife, if great chefs
take prldo and pleasure in preparing
and serving attractive foods in hotels
and mansions, you mupt roll up your
own sleeves and with a face beamiriB
with pride and pleasure concoct for
your family dainty and inexpensive
foods tba.t will give them muscle and
brawn, as the Scotchman says, arid
send forth from your domicile a race
of self-reliant ?ind sturdy men and
This can only be done when the
housewife is virtually Interested and
constantly helping i>.nd supervising the
actihvl preparation of the food. The
Queen of Knghxnd always had one real
ambition, and it w.-.a to take a market
basket on her arm and go to market
with 3 shillings 0 pence in her purse.
You know ti?jt this amount of money
is less than J1 in American money,
and to hear her express tills desire it
w-as hut natural to know just how she
would select the foods. Here Is an
outline of w+iat th<- Queen would se
lect with a little less than *1 In the
year of i?S3.
Hot Scones with Jam
Shin of Beef. J'ot-Roast Style
Brown Betty Tea
Welsh Rabbit on Toast
Silked Brown Betty Tea
The market basket will require for
th I s menu
"ne pr>* of jam.
One and one-half pounds of shin
One quart of apples.
One-quarter pound of cheese.
One quart of potatoes,
'?ne ounce o.' tea.
r,nc pound of sugar.
Two pounds of flour.
Two ounces of baking powder,
wi;h the usual seasoning.
Today we could easily arrange this
menu as follows:
Bacon Hot Scones with Jam
Brown F*ot Roast of Shin Beef
Braized Vegetables Dumplings
Brown Betty Coffee
Welsh Rabbit on Toast
Brown Betty with Fruit Whip Tea
And our market basket would re
sine-quarter pound of bacon.
One glass of Jelly,
One and one-half pounds of shin
fine bunch of carrots,
?*>ne pint of_ onions.
fine pint of potatoes,
fine head of lettuce.
? me quart of summer ?np!es,
One-quarter pound of cheese.
>'iou? reasoning, lea .and cofTce,
ml'.k. butter, etc.
Prices vary in many localities, and
whilo one article may be purchased
at a. lower cost, something else may
be a little higher; also they vary
from week to week. This menu
could be carried out at present-day
prices for an approximate sum of
Place In a mixing bowl
Three cups of flour.
One teaspoon of salt.
Six level teaspoons of baking pow
Three level tablespoons of sugar.
Sift to mix .ind then rub in four
tablespoons of shortening and mix 10
a dough with one cup of water. Knead
tlie dough in the bowl for five minutes,
then divide into three pieces. Koli
out the size of a small dinner plate
and cut twice, forming a cross. This
will pivii four wedge-shaped or pie
shaped pieces about three-quarters of
an inrih thick. Brush the tops with
a little sirup and water and place in
a baking sheet and bake in a hot oven
for eighteen minutes.
15rown I'ofrrmut of Mhln lleef.
Wipe the meat with a damp cloth
and then pal into it one-half cup of
flour. Now heat the bacon fat Ipft
from cooking the bacon for breakfast
in a saucepan and place in the meat.
Brown quickly, turning frequently until
every part is nicely browned, then add
two cups of water and cover closely
and cook slowly for one hour. Now
Four medium-sized carrots.
Four medium-sized onions.
Season and cover again and cook
slowly until the meat and vegetables
are tender, usually about thirty-five
minutes. Now add sufficient water to
make one and three-quarter cups of
Prepare the dumplings as follows:
Place one quart of boiling water in a
? Miicepan and add one teaspoon of
salt. Place in a mixing bowl
One and one-half cups of flour.
One teaspoon of salt.
One-quarter teaspoon of pepper.
Two teaspoons of baking powder,
Ono onion, grated.
One teaspoon of shortening.
Mix thoroughly and then add one
half cup of water. Form to a dough
nnd drop by the tablespoonful into
the boiling water. Cover the sauce
pan closely and cook for fifteen min
utes. then lift on a warm dish and
place the dumplings as a border around
the plotter. 1.1ft the meat and vege
tables in the center and pour the gravy
Kncllah Ft rovm Betty
Wash the apples and cur Into
pieces and place in a saucepan with
one cup of water. <""ook until soft
and then rub through a sieve, then
One cup of brown suear.
One teaspoon of cinnamon.
One teaspoon of nutrticc.
One and one-half cups of bread
Three-quarter cup of Tour.
<">ne tablespoon of baking powder.
Three tablespoons of shortenine.
| Mix thoroughly and then turn into
I a baking dish and bake in a moder
| ate oven for forty minutes. Serve
| with natmeg sauce.
One cup of sirup.
One-half cud of water.
Two tablespoons of cornstarch.
One teaspoon of nutmeg.
Stir to dissolve the starch and
then bring to a "boil. Cook slowlv
for five minutes and then cool and
Welsh llahhlt on Ton*t.
Toast a large slice of bread for
each person and keep It warm until
One onion, grated.
One-auarter pound of cheese, cut
in a saucepan and add
j One-quarter teaspoon of salt,
One-ouarter teaspoon of pep per,
One-ouarter teaspoon of mustard.
Two tablespoons of catsup or Wor
i cestershire satKC.
[ Stir until melted and beat to blend.
Pour over toast nd survn.
Place in a bowl
White of one egg.
One-half glass of jelly.
Beat until stiff enough to hold St?
shape. l.'se the yolk of etrg with
mayonnaise or boiled salad dressing.
THE SANDMAN STORY
MRS. BROWN HEN TALKS
One warm afternoon In the barn-)
yard Madam P'.g was taking1 a nap
^n her pen and near by Mistress Puss j
in the sun was taking her nap. too.
All of a sadden Mrs. Brown Hen ,
rarne out of her ?'house and began to;
Up and down sh?s worked, cackling .
as she went, until Puss could stand it t
"What in the world are yon making
such a fuss over?" she asked. "One ?
?would fhink you would keep still this
lfcot day and le; others sleep if you do
not care to."
"I should think so. too," said Ma- .
darn Pier, poking ont her nose through
tbe bars of her pen. "Here 1 am. a
hard working creature, and now my
children ari> all asleep you must come ;
Along with your ?cackle and spoil my
?nap and ?"wa.ke up \my children as j
"Never heard surh n noise in all my
life." sa!d Puss, humping her back.
"Von never heard me makinc such a
fuss or Madam Pig. I am sure."
Mrs. Brown lien was a good natured
creature, but her pride was touched
by whirl Madam Pig and Puss had !
said, so she bristled her feathers and '
looked as cross as she could.
"I am cackling Ixvause I have laid i
Imports continue to stress the use
of sweater knit materials, in com
bination with sherer ones, such as chif
fon and fleorgette.
Cut work is utilized In effective color j
schemes, jade and navy, rose with i
gray, orange with sphinx.
Kine thread tinsel embroidery is!
combined with tiny ruffles in smart ?
regulation suit blouses.
Apricot colored duvctyn. couched all :
over in navy blue makes an attractive |
Frvnere in two colors, the shade of;
the fabric and the. lig-hter one in which I
it is embroidered, is good skirt hem ,
tlnish on an imported casaque.
Black and white Bohemian are ]
formed into a matronly lace blouse. <
A retail showing places strong cm- j
phasis uprvn printed fabrics.
T^arge fpat.lu-rstitching in white an
pora was striking on a tailleur of navy
blue crepe de Chine.
TENDENCY TO DOUBLE BRIM
It is notable in some of the smaller
shapes which have conio over from
Paris that there is a tendency toward
the double brim in small shapes that
are much on the lines of the heret,
but have a tiny brim. The super
posed brim is raised just a hit above
this and is about the same width.
Stop Snlc of Army Hlnnkct*.
WASHINGTON, August 21?War De
partment distributing centers through
? which surplus war materials are sold
wcro instructed today to discontinue
the sale of army blankets. It was
explained that the dialr'bution was not
ns wide as had been hoped for, and
that to give all an equal opportunity
tc purchaso the blankets a new dis
tribution ayatera would bo worked out.
a fine white egg." she said, "and if
you will take a look at it you will see
it is well worth the noise 1 arn mak
"And as for you two, I often have
been disturbed by you, Miss Puss. at
nicht. wrnen all well-behaved animals
are supposed to be asleep, but you
would ^it on the bax-k fence and yowl
and make such a noise that I "have
heard the master throw his boot at
"And as for you. Madam Pig. 1 have
often been disturbed by ynur grunts
In the middle of the day when J was
busy scratching for worms, and such
a fuss a-s you make for no reason at
all only you wished to grunt.
"I have never complainel at all
about cither of you. but now because
I have done something really worth
cackling over both of you have a great
deal to say.
"I shall go right on cackling, and
if you do not like it stop up your
ears." and off she strutted, cackling
at the top of her voice.
V*My, 1 would never have believed
she "had such a tember." sneered Puss.
"I always thought her a nicc, quiet
body until now. but she is a perfect
hen. 1 *foel highly insulted."
"I do too." replied Madam Pig. "to
speak in that way about my nice soft
grunts. I only grunt when 1 am hun
gry. and never have I made such a
disturbance as she is making."
Madam Pig went in one corner of
her pen and laid do&n. and Mistress
Puss took herself off to the house.
Mr. Dog, back of the barn, rolled
on the ground as he laughed at what
he had heard. "Oh. dear me!" he said
as he sat up and shook himself, "that
certainly was funny; Puss and Madam
Pig thought they could pick on poor
quiet Mrs. Rrown Hen.
That is the way. though. We all
think we could never disturb anyone,
but we cannot hear ourselves. We
ought to think of that. I guess, when
we are making a noise and be more
cn rof ul.
(Copyright, 1919. by the McClure News.
paper Syndicate, New York City.)
At the Movies
nuov?Olive Thoma* In "The
II ROADWAY?Anita Slerrar* In
COI.OMAI/?I'eprsry Ilylnnd In
181ft?All Hfrk, "A Man'n FlKh?."
ODKON?Tom Moore In "The City
H 10x?Minn Texan Ganan In "The
Girl of HelPn Agony."
VICTOR?Theda llarn In "The
Darling of I'arln."
??A Man'n Fight" at Inla.
Supposing you wor<4 wealthy and
living .1 luxurious life in New York
City, being the only son of a wealthy
arid ariati?criitic family, a universal
favorite under the bright lights of
liroadway, could you sacrifice it all.
break your father's heart, cast a slain
on the family name, become a jail
bird?and all because you believed
your only sister had committed a crime
and you have resolved to shield her
at all hazards? And then later?when
you have made a new name for your
self, become a power in the West,
your past is brought to light! What
would you do? Hustin Karnum, sup
ported by an all-star cast, solves the
problem in a sensational way in "A
Man's Fight," the thrilling drama of
the Kast and West at the Isis this
Tliedn Barn at the Vlelor.
There are numerous excltlnc: scenes
in the drama of "The Darling of Paris."
starring Theda 15a r a at the Victor
again today and tomorrow. There is
one particularly impressive Bcene
where Ksmaraldo and oth'-rs are being
taught the art of picking pockets.
The instructors are what would be
known in Paris today as the Apaches.
The gypsy girl is well instructed in
the elementary stages of crime, but
her nature revolts when she is in a
position to act for herself.
IVrrt Ilylnnd at Colonial.
It is hard to Delleve that any
wealthy woman can grow tired of silks, j
satins and luxuries. Hut Patience Hil- !
ion, pride of the 'Tour Hundred,"
i row so bored with her life of ease
that she decided to give poverty a
trial. Although she had to wreck the
family fortune to accomplish her ends,
she did not hesitate, and turned bur
glar to do it. The experiences of the
impoverished family form the theme
of a brand-new Peggy Ifvland com
edy, a William Fox production, which
shows today and tomorrow at the Co
lonial Theater under the title of
"The Spite Ilrlde" at Bljon.
"The Spite Bride" a Selznlck Pic
ture starring Olive Thomas, is at the
P.ijou Theater again today and to
It's rimpfly a knockout?the best
thing that the screen has seen in
many moons. It has snap, dash and
zest: a human picture of human peo
ple presented in a human way. And
? "live Thomas was never better in
her life. Sh<- is the essence of youth
? youth at its tirst?with its simplic
ity. grace, charm .ind wistfulness.
"The Spite Bride" is a drama of
youthful impulse with just enough
if.rills to make you a Uttle bit creepy
?not enough to make your spine run
cold;?with enough suspense to keep
you' interested from start to finish?
with enough laughs to give that nice
warm feeling inside and a few tears
which give you a pleasant, happy feel
| ing afterward.
"The City of Comrade*'1 at Odeon.
I Tom Moore's new Goldwyn Picture.
[ "The Citv of Comrades." at the Odeon
todav, is the star's most ambitious
undertaking. By Basil King, a fore
most novelist, it was followed by
millions when it appeared weekly in
the Saturday Evening Post. Its trans
I lation to the screen Is one of the
significant achievements of the year.
As Frank Melhury, the young man
of good family who became a derelict.
Tom Moore finds unequalled opportun
ities to urip his audiences and evoke
(ears and smiles at will.
Vnrletr nt the Bluebird.
Krte Price, once famous in the va
rieties. and lcng associated with the
Yit igraph Company as one of its
comedv str.rs. has rejoined that com
panv as a member "f Hie cast of
"Perils of Thunder Mountain.' Miss
Price as Bridget Wegan. has an im
portant role in this production, with
plentv of comedy opportunities. She
leavens the dramatic lo-af with many ?
'auirh in the sixth episode, wnich will
bo Vhown at the Bluebird today and
tomorrow. The smiling daredevil. Pete
Morrison, in his latest W^tern. ,'i\e
.lap comedian, Charlie of the nr .
in a rip-roaring comedy, and Hearst
Xews are. also on the program.
Mvely lllll at I,yrlc.
As a guaranteed recipe to drive |
dull care away" the new show at t.ie i
l,vric is in a class al by itself. ?e
Cinning with Frank Carter comedian,
in a repetition of what is known to
"the profession" as the "Bert Melrose
Fall." a stunt which loses none of its
thrills by repetition, the new show
moves along briskly and entertainingljj
concluding with Kmma Francis and
her Arabs in a remarkable presenta
tion of Oriental dances. .The Arabs
are billed as "whirlwinds. which is
liter ?llv true. Kmma 1- ramus. al
though an American, is something of
a whirlwind herself. The circus
"butts in" on the new bill, and the
innovation proved tremendouslv popu
lar with the audiences yesterday and
last night. Billy Hart is the genial
"speiler." who. with four shapely
circus performers, mixes up circus
and vaudeville for the entertainment
of the crowd. The new bill is strong
on foursomes, one number being the
"Four Buttercups," a lively quartet of
chambermaids, who in real life would
be great drawing cards for any hos
telry serving the public, and the "Kim
City Four," young men this time, who
offer a singing act.
T.TNCTIRl'RO. Aurust 21.?Miss Bessie
T.vnn Moriran. of Bade Rock unrt Neal
Bryan lleiiinp. of Jefferson, wre married
Tnesdav afternoon at Kmam>?l Ilpli?c?>ne>
Church. Kac'e Rock. Rev S S. Oliver
oflleiatlnc. After September 5. Mr. and
Mrs. llenlnjr will he al home at Powhatan.
F R K P URIC K S B IT R C.. Aueust 21
.1 Kdward Timberlake and Miss Nannie
Wilev Boers, dauchter of the late l.evvis
A and Mrs. F. C. Roses, of l.ewlston.
Spotsylvania County, were united In nuir
riaee at St. John's Church. I.e wiston. vrs
tr-rdav, Rev. It O. Cilrnoro and Rev. Mr.
ICatle performing the cereirmnv. After a
Northern trip they will reside In this city.
I.TNTHBrRf!. Auiruft 21.?Dr. and Mrs.
S. W. Dickinson, of .Marion, have announced
the pncacment of their dauchter. Miss
I.uey Dickinson, to C.eorce I">. Crnu'iart. nf
this citv. The inarrlaire Is to lake place
ir. Marlon earlv In September.
Remember, the store selling the most Hats naturally
carries the largest stocks.
Large and Small, Black and Colors, in New York's latest
styles, now on display at Wliitlock's.
815 East Broad
TVE SELL FURS.
"What has Willie drawn?
Draw front 1 t<> - unci no on to thr end.
SOME NOVEL SILK LINGERIE
Decidedly unusual is lingerie made
of old-fashioned striped silk?just the
sort of easily laundered soft silk of
which little girls' dresses used to be
made long: ago.
Cool French blue and white pencil
striped silk formed a quaint, attrac
tive nightgown and chemise set de
signed and made by a recent bride fur
Moth garments were severlv plain,
depending almost entirely on the
novelty of the material for their charm.
A plain band with stripes running
horizonally finished the top of both
chemise and sown with straight bands
of the silk for shoulder straps. A but
terfly bow of the silk was fastened on
the front of each garment.
flingham pin checked silk could be
used instead of the striped, if preferred,
a bargain remnant or a discarded sum
mer frock offering possibilities for
copying these delightfully different
pieces at little or no cost.
Of course, a chemise of striped or
checked silk may not be worn under
any but a thick frock, but to the girl
who likes her things to be out of the
ordinary this new sort of colorful
lingerie will be pleasing?and it is not
at all difficult to make.
I'nvor fill! Levying Tariff.
WASHINGTON. August 21.?The
House Ways and Means Committee to
day favorably reported a bill levying
a tariff of 1 and one-half cents a
pound on imports of potato starch and
WITH the last day of August
our greatest August Sale
comes to a close.
If you have a single Furniture
need?or if it is likely you will
have one within the next year?
it will pay you handsomely to
attend the Petjit Sale. Prices
are going to be much higher and
good Furniture is very scarce.
Call today. Easy terms ar
ranged. Purchases stored free
for later delivery.
TO LADIES ONLY
You'll never go back to
the old-fashioned washing
methods if you give the
T&E ROUGH DRY plan a
few weeks' trial?we save
you worry and money and
call for and deliver your
family wash 011 time?
Every piece is returned
spotless and sanitary?the
flat work ironed?under
wear ready to slip 011 and
small pieces starched ready
for home finishing.
You'll be delighted. The
cost is only 10c a pound?
8c if you have two or more
Phone Madison 4842 or
4843?a T&E wagon will
926-928 West Broad Street
Petersburg Branch, 101 West Hank.
Hopewell Branch, 31 Broadway.
Coats and Suits
Autumnal browns and reds nri* pro
?'' tiled the leading suit shades for
While much is being said of the
ripple suit, it Is# l?y no moans over
ruling the popularity of the straight
Dragonfly blue (rimmed chinchilla,
opossum or s'juirred on black and
braver on all brown shades arc com
binations buyers art- favorinir.
Hetailers ,in> ni> 1 to be ordering: only
licifvly on tit" ripple suit when it is
of the unbelted, nipped waist-lino
Seasonable merchandise. such as
wool Jersey suits ami capes are re
| ported by retailers to be in demand
When fur and embroidery are both
used to trim suits the latter usually
[appears between double, narrow ba'ids
of the former, or in allover effect above
a wide band.
The three-piece cstuinc was very
prominent at one of the recent fash
Pf\|lee Itnld 'I'lie I riili mn n.
r>i;i:Ll.N*. August ?1.?The police this
afternoon raided the olliees of Th?
Irishman, the leading S'mn Keiti news
paper. The forms intended for this
week's issue of the paper and proofs
that had been run off from tliem were
Millinery Luxury Without
115 Kant Ilrond Street.
'I'lie South's Great Florint.
10t> EAST nilOAI) STUB 1ST.
Tel. MndUon 030.
Choice flowers of
delivered to any address
ill the United States. A
delightful surprise for
those you wish to re
BROAD AT FIFTH.
The Week's Friday Visitors to
Basement Wash Goods
Will find a number of real opportunities for thrift in
offerings of pleasing and seasonable merchandise.
800 Yard Lingerie j Sixty-Eight Pieces
Plisse Crepe of 36-Inch Lucerne
40 indies wide Percale
The wanted shades of ji 68-72 count full pieces.
Pink. Rose and Blue and Ne?st Pa^rns in <;he first
' . . on .. ,,, quality. The market of
W lute. At 39c it would be ^ers same us today
called a "bargain." For, at 31 i/3c per yard. On Fri
Friday it is only day we sell these at
22c Yard 25c Yard
If On Friday You Come to Our Remnant
You will not be disappointed; hundreds of attractive
remnants at little prices.
500 Yards of Silk
and Cotton Crepe
36 Inches AVide.
Pink, Blue and White?the
crepe so much favored for
waists and lingerie,
10 and 20-Yard Lengths at
a Low Price.
Perfect quality and new
patterns, but priced below
the market because the
pieces are odd lengths,
Richmond Economy Stores
I>ct Us Help You in Your Battle i
Against High Prices.
Post Toasties and Kellogg's
Flakes, 2 boxes for $ .25;
Mason .Jar Tops, per doz 30,
Mason Jars, Pints, per doz 85 ,
Mason .Tars, Guarts, per doz . . .00 ;
Mason Jars, Half Gallons, per
doz l.oo I
Mason Jar Rubbers, per doz.,
Oe, or 3 dozen for 25
j Cabbage, per lb 05
i Sliced Bacon, per lb 48
G'ood Grainy Lard, per lb 32
i Cream Cheese, per lb 40
Oatmeal, 2 boxes for 25 |
Toilet Paper, 7 rolls for 25 j
Pancake and Buckwheat Flour,
2 boxes for 25 ;
Campbell's and Van Camp's
Baked Beans, 2 cans for. . . .25
Tall Cans Every Day Milk,
per can |,"5 i
Potted Meats, 5 enns for. .... .25 :
Baker's Cocoa, *^-ib. can 20
Boneless Pork, per lb 30 1
Marly Juno Peas, per can 15
Salmon, per can 1?0
Arhuekles Coffee, per lb 40
Can Spaghetti, 2 cans for 25
Light Brown Sugar, per lb 10
S. ULLMAN'S SON, Inc.
THE ECONOMY STORES,
1820-1822 East Main .Street,
500 Fast Marshall Street.
5?Phones at Your Servicc?5
llnrold Garment Shop
White Milan Hats
Former I'rlcca, $8, nnd JIlO.
J^ICELY trimmed, lined and
faced with white Georgette
Crepe. Good assortment of styl
ish shapes, but hardly enough to
lust through this week. Call
JL ML Garment Shop
218 EAST BROAD STREET.
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Every grocer everywhere
sells Kellogg's everyday