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THE WASHINGTON TIMES, MONDAY, JULY 26, 1915.
THE -TIMES .DAILY. MAGAZINE PAGE LINES OF BEAUTY w By Wilt Nies Members of the Melon Family May Be Served In Many Delicious Ways Chief Value Lies In High Percentage of Water Water melon and Canteloupe Rind Make Excellent Pickles. Ample Choice In Any Market. Functionof Enzymes Is to Break Up the Foods in Process of Digestion I By MRS. CHRISTINE FREDERICK (Copyright, 1915, by Mrs. Christine Frederick. RECALL as a very little girl two Ideal, way of Bervlng cucumber Is j perfectly crisp, chilled pieces. It la fr COOl soup In from thlnirn mv prnnrifnthpr wnn nlwftVft ?. . i j abrond that we learn to cook cucum- airaiu lu-eai were huici imuiuu uuu i... i. .....i. ,. ..j . "ji iu iiumi; uuiiuiuuci buuj, unit in cucumber. His belief was typical utilize .this oddly flavored vegetable In of those rormer days wnen tomatoes a numoer 01 unusual ways, in cooxing were called "loveapples ;" when aspara- 1 anv f th squash or pumpkin group, " ... ' , ' ,... iPo must remember to use as little bus was raised merely as a decorative water as posglble alnc, tno foo(, Uself plant, and when many people old not I j composed so largely of water, and consider watermelon and similar frulta J harsh boiling will remove the delicate "fit for white people." Happily opinion has changed on this point, and we now know that no more wholesome group of vegetable fruit ex ists than thoso of the melon family and Us allied branches. Watermelons, musk melons and citron aro all In ono group, and near cousins to them ate squash, cucumber and pumpkin which seem a typical part of our national table. The family characteristic, or leading traits In all of them, are the same. Very high per cent of water, a law amount of starch or solid material, and cost dell caU flavors. Melons are always native to hot countries, and seem placed there by, most wise nature as the bent food to counteract the excessive heat. Since there Is little or no heat or energy pro ducing value in them they can bo class ed solely as refreshment, and their chief use in the diet Is to purify and cool the blood, and form a pleasant way for the body to take in additional quantities of water. Serving Cucumbers. It Is claimed that melons and other members of the gourd family have medicinal auallttcs. and that the Juices of watermelon and the seeds of pumpkin and cucumber are excellent in many diseases of the liver and ex cretory organs. While the melons are never cooked, It Is possible to mako ai lous uses of their pulp or serve them In salad and other ways varying from the simple raw slices. Indeed, we are just beginning to see the possibilities of cantaloupes In many desserts, In most delicious salads, although wo have known for a long tlmo what excellent pickles wero made from the rind. Although many may feel that the flavor and those salts which give tho squash Its charm. We find, then, that steaming is by far the best method, especially for the "patty pan" or crook neck varieties, Or, slices of the moro meaty squashes arc excellent fried and are capable of being used in many egg and crumb mixtures after the manner of egg plant. All paring of tho rind should be done as carefully as possible, and It Is oven better to cook squash with the rind on, and press through a colander later. Making Pickles. Since all this group are very tnstolc?s In themselves, and yet have a Hear grained, roeatv pulp,, thev lend them selves excellently to being pickled or spiced. Our grandmothers knew this, with their famous citron preserves, and no form of pickle Is easier to "do up" than watermelon and canteloupe rind, which should not bo thrown away, but should be utilized In making even a very small Jar of pickle. Catsup also can be made from the pulp of squash when combined with spicy seasonings. Owlrtfc to their low price, they offer tho housewife a vegetable which ehe should possibly use moro frequently than sho does. If squash Is tasteless, try some new wav of cooking It. Po not soak cucumbPrs In salty water for a number of hours, as this really tough ens them, contrary to popular opinion. All tho melons must bo served perfectly ripe, und the degree of coolness at which they are served Is most Impor tant. The best melon can be spoiled If eaten when warm. A foreign cousin of this group Is tho well-known English vegetable marrow which Is seen but seldom In our mar kets, but there are so many other va rieties of melon, squash, pumpkins, and citron that tho housewife should find ample choice. ADVICE TO GIRLS Annie' Laurie By Dear Annte Laurie; I am a widow only thirty years old and have been keeping com pany with a man several years older. He has asked me to be his wife. I have two children, aged eight and ten years. Now, he does not care for children, and I feel a little afraid that he will not treat them well. Please tell me what you would do If you were, me. as I have worked for five years very hard. P. J. I CAN HF.ALIZE that you would be only too .glad to accept the opportunity of a second marrlago If you wero sure that It would be best for your children. How can you be sure that the man will Ill-treat yours? Even though he does not seem to like them, he would be a regular brute If he really abused them and of course you would feel that It was all your fault under such circumstances. However, try to be logical. You know perfectly well that he realizes that you won't dispose of the children in order to marry him. He knows that they will become a part of the household and if he does not urito have them around he ntedn't have asked you to jnarry him. He may not learn to Ilka him. He took me down the river tho other night and nsked me to kiss him when he left me. I refused, of course, and ho did not seem to like It. Was I right and will you give me your advice as to what to do7 ROSEBUD. If you dislike the boy so in tensely, why do you accept Invi tations from him. Rosebud? Your instinct was simply acting In the right direction, warning jou against him. You were certainly right in refus ing to kiss him. My advice to 3 ou In future is to hae as little to do with him as possible, for. If he Is really fond of you, you are only stimulating his affection by appar ently accepting his attentions. care for the uch association with them. -Imps, he could grow, to llko them. Anyway, let him grow to know children because he has never had Sil.h nssoclation with them. I'er- your'chndren well before you marry hirn ana warai mo n...i ..-... carefully. Dear Annie Laurie: I am twen ty years old and havo been going with a voung man for some time. He seems to be ery much In love with me and I am also In love with him, but once in a while he goes out with other girls, though he doesn't want me to ro v ith other boys If I do, he gets "try angry. What do you think 11 bestformetod7 WORRIED. Aren't men Jealous crltteis, any way? They-as a c lass-usua ly want tho monopoly of all the fqmln ine affection in sight and J ct vont hear of a similar altitude on the part nl the weaker sex. Donl let him woirv you about It, though. Tell him that you will mako a bargain with him as man to ran. Every time you hear of his going out with another girl you will mnke an engagement with another man. It's a perfectly fair arrange ment, and If he objects tp it tell him so. How about It? Dear Annie Laurie: I am nine ten years old There has been a young man calling for several weeks, who seems to bo crv fond of me. Somehow I can't Dear Annie Laurie I am six teen, and go with a young man of twentv-two. For two months ho has been coming to see me, but how he is beginning to break dates' and has been going with the girl he went with before me. He has talked to me about her, I rtnd out the reason why he came to see me was to show the other girl he could go with a girl with out having someone else with him. Would you please tell me what to do? PDRPl.rXKn If the voung man has been coming to see jou simply to spite the other girl. I should hardly think his ennr acter would appeal to vou. Make It pertecth evident to him that you understand the reason for his suddon devotion to vou. if he has any man liness at all. ho will not let it mako anv difference in his feeling tor you. However. I rather doubt that hn will take It in the right way? slnco he has been so ungentlemanly as to break engagements with you this summer. I should think vou would bo rather glad to find out his true character before vou perhaps grew to care for him. , (Copy't, 1315, by Newspaper Feature Service.) Miss Laurie will welcome letters 0 in quiry on subjects of feminine interest from voung women readers of this paper, and will reply to them in these columns. They should be addressed to her care, this office. .BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBm. BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBsV '17 BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBsV LbIbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbV - B H B HHM w By DR. LEONARD KEENE HIRSHBERG. (Copyright 1915. by Njunp aper Kcnturo Berlce. Inc.) ' HEN Lucullus dines with Lu- rols on a d gestlvo stage, set in acid; cullus exDect no neaceful others arc attracted to alkali nuius. cuiius, expect no pcaccim Kaoh lnc of cllrlm though In amount dreams that night nor happy u be no greater than a sunbeam In a. hnmnra nat inv i.Vir.,1 at dewdrot). is capable of moving moun- such a feast is not always Judiciously . ftou viiitii, nuiicc uigcsuon suuers. change. There Is, however, a simple fare which i Once the ration be it starch, rat, lubricates business; a plain pabulum sugtir, mineial, albumen Is "digested that dispatches human effort with effl- or made available for incorporation Into cacy and speed. Tho other dinners aim the human tissues. Its value to the IlY more to nssuage the habitual pangs of l"B fabric dflicnds upon its liberated a gluttonous appetite lather than the meat, energy and building materials, satisfaction of hunger. I The actual digest bllity of your food All human history nttests "that happl-ican be discovered by experiments. Tho ness for man-tho hungry sinner- Jtnco , propottlon of thu diet which In digested, Eve ate apples, much depends on din- 'compared with whole bulk of food used, ner!" lis called by technical food experts and The essential and all-important part physiologists "tho co-efficient" of dgest of the animal stomach Is the shadow-v, ' Iblllty. confused, and extraordinary activity of I Findin? the Co-efficient, those strange little mites of vitality or I lnaln , , " , , . matter that move and have their being Knch compound In wheat, rye or any on the frontier of life and non-life. l other food has Its own "dlgest'on co- It Irf to "ferments' or "cnzmen," such I cITIclcnt." In clover hay only 30 per !i!ol!?R"J.lJ:.tl?i..Lrolcr- lf tyer ls any cent of the rough flbe Is dUcstlble- !7-",i'"."':7"",K" "u. n" e iues- , ,,.,.., ..n.nrrtrlnt" nvnn for cattle. Yet nearly 70 per cent of the salts, starches and sugars called "car bolndrateb" are digestible. To find the digcstlb lliy of any article of the tabic, food Is weighed and parts of it aro analyzed by chemists. A definite amount of this und nothing but this one kind !b fed to volunteers the mucli-heraldcd "poison squads" for a lew da All of the wantc matter, such as Intost nal debt is, Is gathered to gether, wclgncd and analyzed. Such ma terial Is the residue mostly of non dlgcstlblc stuff. bulivn. kidney fluids, perspiration ana tlonod in tho analytical breaking up of vltuals In the alimentary tract. It de pends upon the digestion of food by thoso dissolved "ferments" known as inrymes. Perhaps moro stnrtllng will como the admission or, better, tho accusation that those fullest of physiological kpowledgo needs must confess that dl g"Mo.i is not well understood. jt:o enough, you know that victuals ari I'.r'-i't arc mechanically anil chcml (Pi'v ,nt "-td by something In the saliva. 1.1 Hi i ixtrlo and In the Intestinal Juice before thebe "albumens, fats, SWVtK. ;md nshOR" of tlir mnilth hoonmr. Consertl'll Into blood, hraun. nnil hrnlii Inlhnr llmilrln nrn ti nrlllnt h n illcentptl All credit, then, must go to the m ate- ' material. These arc not taken Into hc- rlous )epHn-llkc particles which bring! count. From the weight of a food con- thls to Paso. I turned, Its analysis, the amount of each ITnw Tnwn.n xtri. ' often Iscstlmated. MOW fc-nzymes Work. The undigested femnants appear as In the various parts of the digestive waste. These welahed and analyzed are apparatus there are formed innnv of subtracted from thoee taken into the such enzvmes One has for his duty tho ! sj'ch. A percentage can then bo assault and conquest of malt, and ffiiat?d g co-efflclcnt starches. Like the far-flung battle 1 no You may bo sure, theicfore. that when of trenches from the North sea to A!- jou are told by a food chemist that, say, face, a now legion of these ferments straw ben shortcake Is an expensive stands guard at frequent Intervals. I luxury, uh'ch lelds you very llttlo One Is to hold the albumens and, nourishment nt a very high price, he serums at bav and to split their tanks, 'Peaks better than by the book. He has for ultimate absorption. Another breaks I definite, tangible facts before him. ob up the fats and oils. Some pla their tainod art great labor In the laboratory. Answers To Health Questions O. O. O. What Is a good blood medl-. ed. They may be relieved, however, cine to be taken during the summjr by strapping them tightly w lth elastic months? My blood is extremely th'ck bandages or wearing an elastic and blotches are breaking out on my ' stocking. Keep off our feet as much body. 2. I find It most difficult to ,ro as. pop.siblo 2. Pcihaps jou are too to sleep at night even after a hard active und carry athletics to excess, daj's work. What would ou advise? ' Rest often cure that type. Try it. 3. What N the termination of i'. male ! person's growth? j K. D M-T hnve been 8UfferlnB w1th lou do not mean that your blood. a Beer pain In mv left side and across 8exremel. tl?k: "ow cu1'1 ou th.- small of my back. I can scarcely tell that? The blotches jou have are M. nd at times the pain is so severe. traceable to some article of food, such Wheneer the ankles and legs swell It as eggs, berries, tomatoes, crabs, means that you need a thorough-going liquors. Ash. or fruits. Find out what hospital examination to pee whether It Is and avoid It for a few weekd. j-oui heart, kidneys and other vital ma- 2. Go to bed earlier, though jou re main awake. Be out of doors as much as possible, and take a glass of hot milk Just before going to bed. 3. Usual ly before 21 or 22 chliiery are what they should be. PERSONAL ADVICE. W. W. M. I have several varicose You may be quite sure that she KNOWS that her lines, the music of that POSE are things you will not 'VuW knee. Thee ire not. water courage isn't all there is to it. You may admire fail to notice-if she can help it. And isn't being Xyn iimsair'whado'i iL . .... . . . Don Deauinui ana Drave a wonuenui rnauerr isu i j"" "": i me possiuuuy or mat iiimiiiiiiK icui icsmicss, arm gasp in auiiiiiuiiuu , . ,, , . , . . , , f , , , , , . , the way you LOOK when you do clever things seri al the dexterity of the plunge, and heave a sigh of ously important? SHE certainly thinks so, and un- relief when her scarlet cap reappears on the surface iess vou are a peculiar person you will have come to in its halo of foam. But the sheer beauty of her out- the same conclusion. What They Say About Us Women in the Public Eye As Viewed by Editorial Writers of the Newspapers. their Interfering with mv health or activity Immediate or remote? I ami active and athletic. ! The only permanent remedj- for! varicose veins is to have them stitch-' Readers desiring a personal reply should lemember: 1. To address Inquiries to Dr. L. K. Tlirshbeig. care of The Washington Times. 2. To enclose a stamped and ad dressed envelope. The Boy and the Cop. Judgo MacNellle, of the Juvenile court, ls a bold man In trjlng to dis solve tho natural antipathies sup posed to exist between the small boy and the cop. From time Im memorial man lias believed that it could no more be accomplished than one could cause water and oil to mix. The millennium will not be far distant when eerj boy considers the policeman on his beat his best friend and when the policeman re ciprocates by being a "big brother." Uut serioubly considered, there is room for an educational campaign waged on both sides. In this city the boys' clubs and settlement houses are trying to teach their small members greater respect for the law and not to lew every police man as their Inveterate enemj'. Tho department of public Bufety has Its part to perform, too. The lato Jacob Rlls once remarked that "one boys' club ls worth a hundred policemen's clubs." Probably the Juvenile court The Lure. I hae a hungering for the sea, Tho smell of the salt, and tho sting of tho spray In my face, The song of the wind in the lonely way.3. And the lure of llm'tlcss space; The glint of stars in tho tropic night, And the glorious gray of the dawn In a fathomless sky. The splashing of waves by the cleav ing prow. And the screech of gulls flying by; The slshts, the sounds, and the mys teries. The presence of Ood, and tho touch of Ills comforting hand, The sin nnd a ship, and an old-time quest. And the dimming, distancing land Udtuund Lcaroy. Kvrtilng Sun, N, Y, SUFFRAGE STATUS FULL SUFFRAGE FOR WOMEN. Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Washington, California, Oregon, Kansas, Arizona, Nevada, Montana, Alaska. PRESIDENTIAL AND MUNICIPAL SUFFRAGE. Illinois. NUMBER OF SUFFRAGE ELECTORAL VOTES 91. CAMPAIGN STATES. Question to be submitted to voters in 1915: New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania. Question to be submitted to voters in 1916: kota, West Virginia. Question to be submitted to voters in 1917: Arkansas. PENDING ACTION. Legislature in Alabama will vote on question of submitting amendment to voters within the next two months. LouiVana constitutional convention will consider equal suffrage in September, 1915. Tennessee will vote on question of calling constitutional con vention, August, 1916. ' Massachusetts, Iowa, South Da- can accomplish its result as much by the proper education of the police man as by laboring with the boys. Kenlng Ledger, Philadelphia. A Woman Homicide. The great olume of publicity given to the Becker appeal has obscured tho case of another homicide which has nlso been brought to tho gover nor's attention with a very different result than that anticipated in re gard to Becker. We refer to tho case of Mrs. Madeleine Ferola. an Italian, convicted of murder in the first de gree and sentenced to death. Mrs. Ferola killed a man who first wrong ed her. refused marriage and coupled the refusal with a pecullaily gross form of insult. The governor, after listening to the petition of a number of women, commutes Mis. Fcrola's sentence to Imprisonment for life. No amount of reasoning can Justify Mrs. Fcrola's crime. It was delib erate murder. In the strictly legal view of the case she deserved death. Yet we doubt lf many people will condemn the goernor for his exer cise of executive clemency. Wo seem to have reached a point in tho ad ministration of criminal law In this and not a few other States where it is no longer possible to convict a woman who has either social stand ing or monej, or both, of a capital crime. Juries are de eloping lui oa. tiaoidlnarv sentimentality which apparently nullifies tho Impartial purpose of the criminal law. This at titude -Is wrong, but it prevails, and while It does prevail the exceptional enfoi cement of tho exticmo penalty In the case of a filendllness and Ig norant Italian would not be widely rcgauled as an exemplary Indica tion of the law. Brooklyn Dally IJagle. Suffrage and Catholirs. Women suffrage Is not 'a religious question; there can bo no more cleavage by creed than by party. It Is a human question of human rights. The formation and work of the Catholic Suffrage League assure his. There are suffragists and antls In evciy parish and evcrj' congrega tion; It Is only a matter of seeking them out. Tho new league can do fine work for suffrage on these lines within the spacious fabric of the Catholic Church. Tho power tho league may exert Is considerable. At present It Is en gaged in gaining permiss on to ad dress meetings of the various church societies. If It succeds, It will btva opened a forum to suffrage that is broad in numbers and earnest in convictions. A good move for tho community as well as for tho w omen's cause. Philadelphia Public Ledger. Seen In The Shops O NE of the 10-cent stores Is selling a saucepan that ls a most conenlent slxo Just about half-way between the tiny ones that will Just hold one egg and the larger ones that are about seven inches across. For a camping party or a well-equipped kitchen it will be found equally useful. The price ls 6 centa. A word of warning should be given to any one purchasing kitchen ware nowadays A number of the manu facturers have discovered that tho metal Is kept from rusting by a thin coat of shellac, which may bo easily lemoved by hot w,1' nnd some sort of washing powder. Unless this Is done first of nil, the first batch of cookerj1 in j-our new saucepan may taste rather peculiar. The loveliest of huge crcpo paper butterflies are to bo had at one F street department store for 25 and BO cents each. They are m.ado In all sorts of dainty colors, such as pink, blue, yellow, and green, with heay gilding and realistic beady cj-cs and antennae. The same stoic soils large sun flower fans of Bhaded tisBiie paper for 10 cents. Thev fold Into very small space, jet are most gorgeous when unfurled. TOoobwarfc & Xotbrop New York WASHINGTON-Paris We suggest that -our patrons make use of our efficient Mail Order Department for supplying their wants while away from the city. (iorinf(on 0ititi7 fhe names of shops which carry the hi tides ic fertcd to in these roCiimtia uill bi furnished on request. Kindly in tion date of issue when possible, and add) ess "The Shopper.") f A postal card or phone men- V siuikc Mill bring ;ou a trial JJ order of till delicious coffee. 9 IN. W. BURCHELL I 1325FSt.N.W. ,1 fsili.i i i II MlMirjHaJjijjfr, Beginning This Morning : The Annual Summer Clearance of High-Grade Lace Curtains AT A FOURTH AND A THIRD BELOW REGULAR WORTH Though a little later in beginning than in past years, this sale relinquishes none of its importance as a result. If anything, it serves to indicate and emphasize the esteem in which it is held, as many have been anxious to know when it would commence. In volume of assortments, variety of designs and attractiveness of savings there is good reason to be proud of the ofierings. We have planned well in plac ing the various kinds, stales, and patterns, before our patrons. They are in sill and full langths. Scrim and Marquisette Curtains, Antique Lace Curtains, Renaissance and Marie Antoinette Curtains, Irish Point and Duchess Tambour Curtains, Lacet Arabian Curtains, Prin cess Curtains, Cluny Curtains and Real Filet Lace Window Panels. The Prices Range : Curtains $2.00 to $18.50 Pair Panels $3.00 to $31.50 Each And a Saving of From One-Fourth to One Third Is Possible on Each Purchase. Fourth floor Q street.