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Saving Money in the Home Little Tricks For Women in Household Economics By ELIZABETH LA TOMER SO raw women write and tell me they enjoy the recipes so much that I am going to de mote todays column Just t<$ favor Ita dishes If any of my reader* hare wmt particularly fine recipe, something they ar? a little prouder of than the average, won't they please oend It In so we may all en Joy It? Candied Sweet Potatoes With Cocoonut. 1 small can fresh '4 t<>eap*?n rm? I w S i?if t iimi- m>i?. grated inmuL <4 twwprwn usee or tcea. aatTBac. I <"?t> *t Bflk. H cap i?o '4 cop cocaiurt , mtlk. Pnrboil the potatoes, pee", and ?11 ce lengthwise. Place layer on greased baking dish, sprinkle over with eoeoannt, alternate layers of potatoes and eoeoanot. Ore'*' tnis poor the cop of milk and the half cap cocoa.nat milk, into wlilch one haa been beaten. Season with tk? sugar and spices ?n<l bake in hot rren 20 minutes. R?Ub Pie. On* cop seeded raisins, one cop watsr, one tablespoon cornstarch or tavleca. oae lerel teaspoon salt or \ lenaon Juioa Of deaired). Wash the raisins, ptrt In saacepaa with cold water, bring slowly to a boil; add salt (or lemon juice) and corn starch (or tapioca), which ha.-^ been mixed wHh a little cold water; boll throe minutes: pour into pie tin, which has 4>een lined with crust. ? Put strips across top. Coffee Oeoaant Tapioca. 1 pint Irft-orw oof- *4 cap ITU ?* fee. hooey. 1-S coy taptec*. 1 teaspoon vanilla. V, evp enrsanuat Cook the tapioca in the coffee for about II minutes. When cool add the sweetening, vanilla and cocoa nut. Mold In one large mofd or in Individual molds If preferred. Ram Cookie Without Err I capa seeded raisiaa. <* cap bofllnc watsr 1 cap baking mo- or soar milk '.ssaaa <4 <~up shortening. 1 teaspoea baking 1 teaspoon salt. soda. t cups floor. Put so gar. shortening, molasses into bowl, rob until smooth, add salt, baking ?lis which has been dlesolved in water: the raisins, which have been washed. dried and pat through food chopper; sift flour and work Into a dough so It can be rolled out one-quarter of an Inch thick More flour may be added if needed. Cut with floured cookie cutter and feak* la kst oven S to 10 minutes. Ginger or cinnamon may he added If dl* ?(red. Potato Cake. Potter J cup mashed petite. 114 cope barley flour Tmp. ?4 teaspoon alt. melted I teaspoons baking hotter substitute, add slowly, earn syrup, melted ehar-olata. eggs well beaten, mashed ???-? jl $1 PAID FOR EACH DOLLAR SAVED How I Saved a Dollar Here ia a chance for every one to earn a dollar by telling how she has saved a dollar. It may be a dollar or more. It may hav* been saved In a day or a week. However, all that matters ia HOW it was saved. $1 saved and $1 earned by the telling: of the saving makes $2. How about it? Be brief and write only on one aide of paper. I will award a prise of (1 each day for one of the suggestions which I print. ELIZABETH LATTTMER. P S.?If you want a prise, you must be willing to have your name and address uaed, because that is i only fair to other contestants, who have a right to know that each day's prise winner ia an actual per son. However, I am delighted to have all aorta of ideaa sent In. which, if not given a prise, will be printed with Initials only and help the other readers. If your first letter doean't, get ? prise, tr?Tagain. Even if it does, that la no bar to your getting an other if your Me* is worth it ^ E. La, potato, and barley flonr sifted with salt and baking powdery Beat thor oughly, put In square greased cake tin, and bake in a moderate oven. When cool spread marsh mallow froating on top, and cover with thin layer of melted chocolate. Here's Iee-Srrmf Hint. Todays economy prise goes to a woman who haa an ice-aaving plan. Even though Ice-saving is not a problem In this kind of weather. It is a good idea to pat In one's scrap book. We all remember days not so long ago when ice aimply wouldn't last until morning, and when morn ing came the Jceman might and might not com?\oc Like Miss Sel kirk. I do not believe in wrapping the lee in newspaper*, because the paper melts and cloga up the drain pipe. There la a little ice blanket, which coat 10 cents, which la much better. It la paper treated In some manner so that it never tears or melts. Mine lasted all summer and saved ice admirably. DEAR ELIZABETH LATTTMER: I saved about one-tblrd on my Ice bill by using waxed paper whenever possible in hen of dishes for holding food to Un placed In the refrigerator. Waxed paper eools more readily tban crockery, thus saving Ice, and takes up less room, thus economizing on space, whtth is of espe cial advantage if one's refrigerator is small. Artietes ef food which most be kept la dishes may be covered with waxed paper secured by a robber band, which saves tbe use of a covering dish, but It Is sarpiising hew many foods may be packed entirely In paper. Unlike tbe practice of wrapping the Ice In paper, the method of wrapping dee? not detract from the cooling efficiency ef tbe refrigerator, bat It Is fully equal to the Ice wrapping method as ?n ice ?aver MABEL SELKIRK. :*?7 2?th street northeast Note?(If the young lady whose tnttiala are E. P., who sent In a let ter about vinegar, will sond me her I name and address. I will give her a prise. I mislaid the letter.) Tomboy Taylor*? Mother Didn't Imagine Her Daughter Could Make Kite-Flying a Dangerous Sport. By FONTAINE FOX. hey! jimmy"! 1 leave IT to YOU' how'.s 'at for PUkkIN' ' ? t fOrrrlffct. 19X9* t# "Collective Bargaining!" - - juiiaraM^hy Tales of Washington THE POLICE GRAFT SCANDAL. TOWARD the end of the year 1882 friction arose betwcea the Washington public and the police Department. Objec tions to the methods the police men and detectives used i n'maki ner this city a model one were heard. Dissatisfaction that had been grad ually developing against the poli cies of individual members of the force gradually began to assume more formidable proportions. Star tling disclosures were promised if an investigation was made. Allegations were made principally by William P. Wood, formerly chief of the United States Secret Service, who was representing John H. Murphy, and Charles O'Leary. three card-monte men. who were in Jail awaiting a decision on their appeal against being sent to the peniten tiary for six an<t three years, re spectively. A number of well-known citizen*. most of them victima of a gang of burglars and thieves who had oper ated with success in Washington Tor years, met by invitation at the Metropolitan Bank. Their purpose was to hear a statement from Wood. Urged Citizens to Correct Graft Evil. J. W. Thompson, who presided, referred to allegations made by Wood. He said that if the state ments were true it was the duty of all good citizens to aid in the re moval of a great evil. A communication received from Mr. Wood was read. The letter said that the writer had conversed with District Attorney Corkhill on the subject of the complicity of certain members of the Police Department and of the Metropolitan detective force with violators of the law and professional thieves, and that he had told Mr. Corkhill that he gave his attention to the subject in in terest of his clients. Charles O'Leary and John H. Murphy, "monte men," then in Jail. Mr. Wood had written that one notification to the "monte men" by the detectives would have put an end to the game in this city. Busi ness had not ended at once, how ever. he stated, and "the reason for its long continuance was because of its encouragement by the detective force, under a system of receipt of percentage paid them by the win nings of the monte players of cards, and this was the condition and combination until the subject was summarily and successfully dealt with by Judge Andrew Wylie." Mr. Wood had further written that OLeary claimed to be able to desig nate the professional thieves who I had been encouraged to come to I Washington and perpetrate the va rious burglaries which netted them i large sums of money and valuables u8 th<' ?neak thiev'ng com mitted by professionals. He pro ved to put a stop to the bur ble* hl expol,'n* the relations between the criminals and the de tectivesr. Promised to Give Dates and Names of Thieves. O'Leary promised to give dates ct robberies and the names of the thieve, implicated In them. These included robberies at the Govern ment Printing Office. Stotts Drug kuih vUrdr.tt,'8 Dry Ptore; Fitch, 1< ox & Brown's, and the Na t ? Metropolitan Hank, the Chris "ob"b7rieLamatnd Tery' and *^al robberies at private resirTenrei of these, it declared whTenf,tfi?o0nr.,W',S Produced that had victimize piny ??.<?.? ft. declared there^a^hirdl"' WOO,, 'wm" ot ma!rr Wh?rp a> Vision and the ZZ betw?*n the robber 'he deed In h/" Kh.? had Permitted ine deed in his bailiwick He said 10rper cent was the customary "te bylir ^hnl Wl" questioned closely tions^oTTh t0 Hreak Up the ?P"?" burelar. Wholp ?ang of thieves. andeamhl?OUnte' ?"te men and gamblers If he were aided. ? ak?? rhflr^^ruWa8 appointed to ? before ,nVMtlK?tlon and go^before the grand Jury if neces JnJeh8U?flt7?aUKn" brou*ht about an and rlfni by th* Commissioners n"ovedT l" "f thf> methods em Teairh o? ,* detective office ln the "f th? iffl lnal"' A* a rP"u,t- on* flv- nrhrr ' wa" r<"Poved, and 21' ^hlr" t^lslnted out by an approved January When a Girl Marries By ANN LISLE. CHATTER OCL Copyright, 1J1?, King Features Syndicate. Inc. Bk?"T"?HE first fruits of my chat with ^ I Virginia about spending 5 money gracefully were pluck ed by Tom Mason. The talk ended Just as we arrived at his studio, and promptly I decided to have my bedroom done in the inlaid French 4 woods and stiff taffetas I had in sisted enly the week before we I couldn't affprd. "You can afford anything here. Donna Anna," whispered Tom while Virginia wan critically considering: I the value of curtains or French doors between Jim's den and the bedroom. "*^*e come to the conclusion that I can't afford anything but the best for my home," I replied stiffly. "I'd give you the best whether you ordered It or not," declared Tom. "I want everything around you to be perfect Tm building yoi*? nest; you'll hav? to remember that at every turn. Taull have to remember me. My work is there in your own room with you?where I " With burning cheeks I darted across the room to Virginia's side. Whatever barrier of reserve had heretofore kept Tom Mason from making himself completely oKhox ious to me was gone now. I real ized that I had always hoped he'd turn out to be a real friend after all that I needed a real friend, one in whose sincerity I could trust and on whose Judgment I coulfrrely. Virginia we've linens and silver J and pots and kettles to buy today *? I said breathlessly. "Lets decide on the French door with the little curtains. And now we're through. When will you have the things in the apartment. . Mr. Mason?" I , added, turning to him with an air that was meant to tell him that'our relations were strictly business from now on. \ "Ob, by the end of next week. I 11 telephone you," he said with no air of knowing he had been dis missed. "Now may I take you ladies out for a bite of lunch?" "No, thank you," I said coldly so coldly that Virginia thawed 'the consequent ice with a bit of expla nation: "We've such a lot to do. Mr. Ma son. that lingering for a man's Idea Jv, ls out of the Question." This was true enough, tor we hurried out to snatch a sandwich and some salad in a little tea room. Then we dashed around all after noon selecting an endless proces sion of things. There were "tliinirs" from dishcloths to pillow slip*, and 'EE '.?e:pi,k9 butter-spreads, things from alter-dinner cups to before dinner potato mashers?an orgy of "things." And yet Virginia assured me that after I got into the apartment I'd spend weeks buy ing perfectly obvious other things we d forgotten. "Like soap, for instance," she added. So it was with the clean, sudsy thought of soap that we -washed our days shopping-list clean "What a real 8fster ' you are, Jeanie. I said in farewell, when our taxi stopped at her apartment late in the afternoon. "I'd have been lost without you all tliroueh this whirl of home-making T haven't learned yet to think of things on a scale beyond five thou sand a year. You'll always stand by this little newly rich?" V irginla stood on the curb smll ing at me warmly. There was a glow of real feeling in her eyes. "I think we'll always stand by each other. Anne," she said. As 1 drove home gratitude welled up in my heart and made nie lone for some way of proving how ready I was to stand by this proud, aloof woman who gave her services so freely?and herself so charily. .Tim was in the bedroom of ouK suite when I got in. He looked up irrllably from s se3 of clothes scat tered all about him on beds and chairs and floor. The creaee between his eyes seemed to leap oat of it self nowadays whenever he looked at me. "You're late," he said. "Get busy and pack a week-end bag. We're going t<^ the Inlet House with the Cosbys. There's a place down on the Sound they think of buying: and they want to see if there's any life down there." "Why?I can't go off on a week end with them on a minute's notice like this," 1 began. "I haven't the right clothes. I can't." "For mercy's sake, why don't yon get yourself the right clothes, so every time I want to have a party you won't go around whimpering that you've nothing to wear? I'm darned sick pt apologizing- for the way you look anyway. Anne." "Do you do that? Do you cheapen me like that?" I cried. "Well, this time you won't have to. I can't go tonight. I'm on duty at the can teen and I have to rush right oTer." "Cut it!" stormed Jim. 'Tou're coming along. This is going to b~ a party of four." "I can't?the canteen.' ? ? ? " "Get a substitute." 'That's easily said, Jim. But who? Who'll fto at eleventh hour?" ?"Try Phoebe. Now llften. Anne. T?o*r? -not going to get me In wrong with the Cosbys again. ar?s you? I've been telephoning all afternoon. This Is important. Get Phoebe. Then pack the best clothes you have. And when we return Monday have fleanie select you a decent dress or so. I need you now. Are you going?to duck again?" "No, Jim." I said quietly, and called Phoebe on the phone. Luckily she was at home, and In a mood to oblige me. There was almost a breathless note in her voice as she said she'd love to go ?she'd always wanted to do that sort of work. And, as I turned from the phcme, I was smiling dreamily , and wondering?wonder ing if Phoebe had been so glad to go because she fancied Neal might stroll into the canteen. A second later the long arm of circumstance stretched out and rung the phone again. It was Neal. A Neal still Jobless and dreary. '"Why don't you go to the caateem tonight?" I asked at the end of our chat. "The food's good?and so cheap." "Maybe I will." answered >JeaL 'To Be CoBttnned.) Private Wars. Of the many privileges conferred on the nobles of Europe by tho feudal system, none was more jeal ously guarded or more frequently exercised than the right of waging private war. This abuse was car ried to so great an -t-itent that not only sovereigns and States en gaged in hostilities from interest of revenge, hut the leaser barons, and even association* of trades men and domestics, sent defiances to each other, on the most ridicu Sous pretences, anil in a manner scarcely credible at t'ie present day. We find a declaration of war from a private individual. Henry Mayenberg, against the Emperor; another from tly Lard l'rtuenrtiin against Frankford, because a young lady of the city rafiinad to dance with his uncle ;anotlier in 1462 from the baker of the Count Palatine Louis against the cities of Auburgh. Ulm. and Rothwell. and one in 1477 from a cook of Eppenstein, with his scullions, dairymaids and dishwashers, against Otho, Count of Solens. A Matter Of Indifference. Jones?Vou didn't pay your fare? and did the conductor make you get off and waJk." Brown?Only get oft. He didn't care whether I walked or aat downJ" Mrs. Woodrow Writes of , ? * v * ? Step-Daughter Asked To Manage Mother*s Home By MRS WILSON WOODROW A FEW weeks ago a household was plunged into sorrow. Tha wife. 'Who ?<>nni to hart b?r the tie that held tha family to gether, dieV. And thua, quit* apart from the natural senee of I?h and bereavement, a difficult and per plexing situation was created for those left behind. Wife and husband had both been previously married and both had children of their own?ahe a daugh ter and be a ^n. while as a result of the present onion there are four small children. > So now a group of people, with their relationships and half rela tionships and lack of relationship, are gathered under one roof, ano deprived of that tender, tactful hand which formerly smoothed out their disagreements and ad Joe tod differences, are facing the question what to do. The son of the husband does net appear to cut any marked figure in the equation, and may. there fore, be dismissed from remunera tion. It is the eldest daughter of the mother who writes me. signing herself "Doubtful." to state her problem and ask me if I can shed any light upon fcer quandary. Shall I Follow My Inclination? She is now a girl of nineteen, she saya, and consequently must have been about half grown at the time of her mother's second mar riage. But she and her stepfather hare never been able to agree from the first. There has always been an antipathy between them. One pathers that it was the mother's " influence alone that kegt her at home, and abac that she herself ts a strong, rather outspoken char acter. The mother** death has left her practically alone in the wtjrltt. the only persons to whom ?he is connected by.aay ties of blood be ing her two little sisters and brothers. "Now the question that etares me in the face." she writes, "is. what ought I to do under the circum stances? I am perfectly capable of taking care of myself, and were I to follow my inclination, would unhesitatingly do so But what about my poor mother's children T "My stepfather wants me to step into my mother's place and make .a home for him and them. If be were my own father, I would not question this solution for a mo ment. But the fact that he Is ne more than a stranger to me, new that my mother is gone, and a dis tasteful stranger at that, puts a very different oomplextios on the matter. Would not people be very apt to gossip abouf*me, living in ' the Mine houfr' with i roan *1m la is no way related to me* "Tet, on the other hand If 1 ft away and allow thinga to take their own couiw, it la almoet Inevitable that ray etepfatb*r will <r merry H only to eecure a home far hlmeelf and proper care for the children Must they know the toeanaeaa of a atepmother. ** I have^had to know the tneannea* of a stepfather all theee yeara?" I>et or take up the most unim portant query fit at and dtamtae It I la a word No one whoee good opinion la af the aMghteat value? no one. in feet. ejeept the poaeeapor of a peculiarly depraved and vteiaua mind?weald e*er queetlon far a moment yoar perfeict right tc u eume the charge and directien af your atepfather a hooi' w fully If you were his own blood diufl> tar. Father la Ntiinl and Legal Guardian Aa to tbe ad* inability af yeur de? it* w. I ini not ao certain Re *oItIh( It down to the airict (arm* of duty, there are t* o painta to ba eonaidered ft rat. your duty to yaur ?elf: aecond. yaur duty ta ypor little brotbera aad eieter*. Tha? yau owe a moral obligation toward theae motberltaa children to aea that tbey are proparly beoagbt up and cared for ta undeniable. Ne one can probably do It aa well aa you. for no one elae wfll give thaw the aaote tenderneae and lore. Tet, yo?i muat remember th#' their father i* their natural mm" legal guardian with the Prat rial* " upon tliem. and be ba# 'hewn nt de>ire to evade like reaponalbUltiee In face ao far aa you Indicate. tber? ta no fault te - be found with hi? attitude toward them. Should yon go away. I fancy that the children would not greatly auffer. Aa yen eay, it might probably reault Hi the introduction of a atepmother but. than. all meproothera are n*> the dragona.af the atory hook? The majority <jt them are more de eerving a martyr"a crown You WnOw J be ci rr irmatapce* better than I do. Tou knew whether their father will give ther the protection and auperriaian tbe? deaerve. I am free te admit that ao far aa I can Judge from yau letter, be aaetna a very decent aort And, In any event, if you ar? going te bring a apirit af dtaeer sion into that borne or te eat thoa> children agalnat their father, while you eaaay your teak in an attttud> af atlff-necked defiance, it la bet ter for you, better for the Wt1< one*, and better for the maa the* yau go?e-v en though there ware fifty etepmotberr in the offing It la for you to decide. Marketing as an Art By LO&ETTO C. LYNCH WI>K purchasing la one of the things that business houses depend upon to a very large extent for their aaecua. The buyer* for the house are the "piece de resistance" sb to rpeak for the business. And what Is true la the business world Is in a smaller sense true In the home. After the new little wife settles down in her own home, one of the things she will have to learn Is how to buy. Like any other buyer, she, will not be perfection itself at once, but If she will taks advice from the ones who have been all through the experimental stage and finally arrived at the stage where they purchase-wisely, the bride will save herself many disappointments and waste far lass money than she perhaps otherwise would. The little bride who is handling household money for the first time is often led astray by her desire to please HIM. and she buys too many things at one time. She has the right to our sympathy, how ever. for the fruit and vegetable shops In the larger cities are so al luring that many times even an ex perienced marketer is tereptped in to purchasing more than her sober judgment dictates. Then there are fruits One or two pieces of sound fruit is lots better than a lot of unsound fruit that requires much paring away to make it edible. For instance, you can get more apple sat ice oat of two or three large sound apples than you can out of a whole quart of blighted ones which might at first seem a bargain. It is better to buy some articles of food in boxes or packages even if they cost a Uttle more. Crack ers or anything to be eat*n with out cooking might be mora accept able from a sealed, sanitary pack age. But food that requires cook ing may be safely purchased In bulk. Rice has to be washed and cooked before being consumed, and there is no good reason why one should go to the added expense of purchasing this in a fancy pack age If enough customers aak fer bulk goods grocer* undoubtedly supply them. Buy small wrinkled prunea Prunes that look plumper have frequently been soaked to swell them a bit. And It is for the wetght of this water that the easterner must pay. In general. green vegetables should look fresh and crisp. Slight ly wilted ones, however, may be freshened by soaking in clear, fresh water at home. To become an efficient marketer practise is necessary." but by plan ning meals one may market more systematically and more adraa tageously. As a guide plan your meals on paper for several days ahead And then you can list the things y?o want to buy. It is quite possible if you have planned lettuce salad and your market is offering some specially good water cress, you wlU want to change to water cress salad of course. But to have a plan, even if it must be altered, is certainly better than to try to pur chase it and miss. In purchasing meat, if roa wish to purchase chops, decide on the number of chops you wish Have the butcher cut off th4# number for you and weigh without paper. Then compare their price by the price per pound. It is cheaper te purchase baooa by the peuad hire the dealer slice it than to pwr chase it in frfury ptckt(?a. If jrm purchase a haw uk for the shank end and hare the dealer slice mm or twa illcw from it for yoo tr broil before boil nig the ham for that boiled dinner you planned It ia wiaer to purchase medlam-aalnac pot aloe* if they are *oM by tbe measure instead of by weight. Tan would gat far law for your i?w?) if yon beaght large ones Oaiwr and ai milar vegetable* told br quart measure should be aalaeted small rather than lair* for tbe same raasor. A freah egg baa rather a naiti looktng shell, and when placed in water sinks to tbe bottom. For serving in tn dishes freah t(fi are highly desirable, but far use In cooking. such as making mftm ?tsrafe errs will da vary wsl bat of course should oost laaa At the'g-rocer*. too. will coat tb? question of fata Tbara are a soa ber of vegetable fats on tba martre' which keep well and give satlsfar tory results in cooking Tbara are also vegetable ?lis Try a dMTeran: kind each ttme until yoa strike sst you particularly lfke. This is troe of coffee aJao. Try Tariaas ooffsai1 A rood coffee should glre Ifty rw of fairly strong beverar* ta aack pound The Rhyming Optimist " quite square aad rt^bi don't begin ta pout. Rabbara may steal away all yoar hoarded ca*r but you're rot quite a lot tba; cannot purloin. There's no nead ta proceed preaching smiles and the* joy's a thing Hope can brtnr a?d Hope's always near If you rhooae you can't lose this alluring aqua* she's a bear, canninr care, chaata* sigh and sob. Goodneas knows, you may pose as a tragic wirhj you may feel the appeal of your joyless plight. Ton may strive ta arrive as tbe Village Grief; bat | you'll see this will be a career but brie/. I doa't know why it's <*e but 'tis always true when yen laj off a day to be very blue, yon may start with a heart heavier than lead; but ere long with a song Hope will raise her head. Jits n?a> go like tbe snow on a sonny day with your gold friends of old, toe may fade sway. Never mind. Hope is kind, the will sea you through rainy daya dreary ways. Hop* Will stick by you. Man la planned to withstand many knockout blows, but some days ha displays feelings larhry apse Mr. Cheer Is not near there's no nun to ahine, so man frets and forgets Hope will hand a lias For someway. I caa't aay bow It Is or why, Hope will corns on tbe hum when she hears y?u sigh. Sa why whine and repine, why bewail your lot whan you see Hnpe will be ever on the spot? Though you'd chance the romance of a iet ears cheer, you can't start on the part, Hope's ao dad-ru mm ad near! Athens colonised the peninsal* ?' Gallipot! more than I.MC year* ago Its inhabitants, ths Dolenkiaa Thraciaos. aakad Athenian sld against savage neigh bora and Mil : lade* walled ofT the isthmus bear Bulata By Aline Mkiharik. IF.N yon feel that ?ba *aa luck has handed aat la i 't