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yLittle Tricks For Women in Household Economics !.? ' ? By EL1ABXTH LATTOOUt. Tllri column U to mw? two Inquiries .jhai have come ra* recently One aj>k?: un ' you lileaae publish a?me j*? .specially biscuit. 1 don't aeem to make good biscuits, no matter how hard 1 try and would >ou give me your own recipe Another Utter Is, that I give ?some of the breads like we used (luring the conservation period. They are cheaper than white oread, taaler to make, I think,^ and be tides are more healthful Hat Mlacalta. For each cup of flour use two teaspoons of baking powder, one fourth teaspoon of salt, half a tea spoon of sugar anil a l*vel table apooo of shortening. Sift the dry Ingredients, then rub the shorten ing In with your hands: use Just enough milk or water to make a yoft dough, turn out on a floured board, roll to about an Inch In thickness and I like to use a small cutter. The smaller blscult% are more crisp, cook quicker and, to me, taste better. Have a well greased pan, brush the tops of the biscuits with melted fat and cook In a hot oven. Cera Mafflaa. tine cup cornrtleal. one cup flour, three level teaspoons baking pow der, one teaspoon suit, one-fourth cup molasses or corn syrup, one ? ?up milk, one egg, well beaten, one tablespoon melted butter. Sift together thoroughly the corn meal, flour, baking powder and fait. Add gradually the milk and inolasses and beat thoroughly, then add the egg and butter. Hake In hot buttered gem pans twenty-five minutes. Rice Mufflaa. Two and one-half cups of flour, fne cup boiled rice, three teaspoon f ula baking powder, one half tea; poon salt, one cup of milk, one ?gg. well beaten, one-fourth cup of melt ed butter. Sift together thoroughly the*lour, baking powder and salt. Add the rice, working It with the tlpa of l he fingers, and gradually, the milk, ? 8K and butter. Bake In gem pans. Browa Bread. This livery easily made and ac ceptable brown bread: One pint sweet <ir sour milk, one-' half pint cornmeal, one-half pint Graham flour, one-half cup mo lasses., one teaspoon salt, one tea spoon soda, one teaspoon baking powder. Pteam three hours. Ylrglala Waffles This is one of the Southern dishes that many prefer to the plain waf fles. One and one-half cups boiling 1 w ater, one-half. cup w hite corn meal, one and one-half cups milk, three level teaspoons baking pow der, two tablespoons melted but ter, two cups flour, three table spoons sugar, one and one-half tea spoons salt, two eggs, yolks and whites beaten separately. Cook the meal In the boiling wa ter twenty minutes. Add the milk, then flour, sugar, baking powder and salt sifted together, yolks of ?ggs beaten until thick: butter and whites of eggs beaten together un til stiff. Cook as waffles. Bras Mafflaa. Two cups praham f.'our, ot.e cup bran, one teaspoon soda, one-half teaspoon salt, two tablespoons mo lasses, one and one-half cupa skim med milk, or part milk and water. Mix well. Bake in well greased Kem'pans about thlrty-flve minutes. May be split fund toasted. Will make twelve myiflns. Oae-Kgg Mafflaa. Two cups sifted flour, two level teaspoons baking powder, ontt-half teaspoon salt, three-fourths cup milk, one teaspaon sugar, one eg< well beaten, one-thrid cup melted shortening. Sift flour, baking powder, salt nnd sugar together three times, put in bowl, add the> milk and well beaten egg, beat well and then add the lard. Bake In well greased muffin rings twenty or twenty-ilve minutes in moderate oven. Griddle Cakes. After all what is better than a "stack" of'good pl^in griddle cakes. Here Is an excellent recipe which 1 know you will like: Four cups flour, four level tea spoons baking powder, one tea spoon salt, three cups milk. Sift flour, (faking powder and salt well together Add milk making ?oft batter. Bake Immediately on hot griddle well greased. When full of bubbles, turn and cook the other side Add two or three lablespoons of melted butter, if richer and shorter cakes are de sired. Halve the recipe for a small f*mlly. Oatmeal MafHns. This is an excellent muffin recipe snd any left over cooked oatmeal from breakfast can be warmed up and used In making same: One cup of warmed cooked oat meal. three cups of flour, one and one-half cups milk, four level tea spoons baking powder, one-fourth cup sugar, one toajpoon salt, one egg. welf beaten, one teaspoon melted butter. Add the milk to the warm oat meal. 81ft together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt and add to the oatmeal. Then add tho egg und butter. i:|g ?? riddle Cakes. However. If yoti do want some thing a little different In griddle cakes here Is one I know will suit: Three cups flour, three level tea spoons baking powder. ? ono-half teaspoon salt, two cups milk, one tablespoon sugar, two eggs, two tablespoons melted butter. Rift flour, baking powder, salt and sugar thoroughly. Beat eggs, odd milk, pour slowly on other In gredients Mix thoroughly and add butter, biake as previous directions ??atra Blaralt. Two cupfuls flour, one teaspoon fu| salt, one teaspoonful sugar, one half teaspoonful baking powder, three tablespooafuls fat. one-third cupful milk, one-third cupful water. Sift together the dry ingredients. Cut the fat in with a knife or work in lightly with tips of Angers. Mix the milk and water tgoether, chill thoroughly and add gradually to the dry Ingredient*. Everything should be as cold as possible. Mix Into a smooth elastic dough, and put on a floured hoard. Beat Into a thin sheet with triangular biscuit beater. Sprinkle over with pastry flour. Holt up like Jelly roll and continue the heating in the same way until ihe dough Is smooth and velvety and blisters when rolled out. Roll to one-eighth Inch In thickness and $1 PAID FOR EACH DOLLAR SAVED How I Saved ? Dollar. ller? la a chance for avery one to earn a dolUr by telling ?he has ?av?><l a dollar. It may M a dollar or mora. It may bean saved In a day or a weak. However, all that matter* la HOW It was saved. 11 aaved and II earned by the telling of the saving makes ?Z. How about It? He brief and write only on one aide of paper. I will award a prl?e of $1 aach day for one of the sugjgestlonsa which I print. ELIZABETH LATT1MER. . P 8 ?If you want a prlae. you must be willing to have your name and address used, because that la only fair to other contestants, who have a right to know that each day a prise winner Is an actual per son. However, I am delighted to have all sorts of Ideas aent in which. If not given a prise, will be printed with Initials only and help tho other readers. If your drat letter doesn t get a prise, try again. Even If It do?s, that Is no bar to your getting an other If your Idea la worth.lt. . 15. I* Winners are requested to call at the office of The Tlmea1 cashier for their prlsea. Bring a clipping from th? paper. If possible, notlnf thrt dale on which your sugges tion was published. cut into small biscuits, prlok In center and set In ref/;*erRl?.: 'ei" an hour before baking. These should be baked In a moderate oven and the gas turned oft when the biscuits are golden brown. Allow the blacults to remain for ten min utes In the cooling oven to dry out. These biscuit# are similar to a cracker. Hye Cak??. Two eggs, well beaten, two tea spoons salt, two teacups rye meal, two cups sweet milk, ope table spoon sugar. ,, When these are all mixed add one-half cup molasses and Tour level teaspoons baking powaer, ?tir well and fry In hot lard. Jskssy Cake. One cup milk, one eger. one table spoon fat. two tablespoons sugar, three-fourths cup cornmeal. one and one fourth cup# flour, 'our tea spoons baking powder, one-half tea spoon salt. . Method 1. Mix the milk, egg and melted fat, and add to the dry ma terials. which have been well nilxea. p.ake In a hot oven. The time will depend upon the thickness 'of the loaf. ' Method 2. Scald the cornmeal with the hot milk; add eg* and melted fat, and combine with dry Ingredients. Bake In hot oven. Rye Bread. One cup milk, one tablespoon sugar, one tablespoon fat, one tea spoon salt, two and one-fourth cups rye flour, two and one-fourth cups wheat flour, one-half cake com pressed yeant, softened in two tablespoons water. Combine Ingredients. Mix into dough and knead. Let r'se until double original bulk. Knead again; when again double bulk, bake forty-five minutes. This is excellent when made into bread sticks. Sugar may be omitted if desired. These loaves may be kneaded into loaves, allowed to double In bulk and balsed, thua saving work. Caraaeal. Yeaat Bread. One and one-fourth cups milk and water, or water, one table spoon sugar, one tablespoon fat. one and ' one-half teaapoons salt, two-thirds cup cornmeal, two and one-third cups flour, one-half calfe compressed yeast, one-fourth cup warm water. Add sugar, fat and salt to liquid and bring , to boiling point. Add cornmeal slowly, stirring constantly until all is added. Remove from Are, cool mixture, and add com pressed yeast, softened In one fourth cup warm water. Add flour and knead. Let rise until about double its bulk, knead again and put In pan. When light, bake In moderate oven for at least an hour. If the cornmeal Is well cooked and thickened, more liquid will be need ed, about one half cup. This will make one loaf. Dustless Dusters Win Today's PriM. DEAR KL1KABBTH 1.ATT1MKR: It was not until I had (pent several half dollars for new "duet less duat cloths" that I discovered I could re store the polishing qualltv to my old ones after laundering, as well as make sevsral new ones for the price of una bought one. Ordinary rhtife cl ith washed once and treated with a (nl\ tura of one part raw linseed oil t<* four parts gasoline, and allowed to evapor ate a few hours In the open erven this worthy purpose, and I have In like manner restored the polishing ? mailt r to my 614-dustless floor niofcs aftor washing thoroughly In hot suda. U V. DL'FYWY. . 1846 Monroe street northwest. Not to Be Overlooked. . A marriage is always a favorite topic with the ladles, isn't It? So, ' the first time Mabel and Phyllis met after Miss Ann Teek's wedding, they discussed It eagerly. "I?o you )cnow, she was furious about the way In which the news papers reported her marriage," said Mahel. "Did It allude to her ags?" | laughed Phyllis. Mndlrectly. It stated that Mlis Ann Teek and Mr. Vale were mar ried, the Tatter being a well-known collector of antiques. It Touched Her Heart. Naturally, when Ethel went on a | first vlalt to some distant envsin* In the country, she didn't want to display Iter lark of knowledge Of country life, .So she asked ques tions which she thought "know ing." but which nearly mad* her hosts laugh out loud. One evening. Just at dv?k. as Kthel stood at the open door of the farmhouse talking to one of the sons of the family, there came to them the low, mournful note of a row "Just listen to that poor cow," sighed Ethel tenderly, "mewing for her loft colt!" ? Letters of Ella Wheeler Wilcox on Life Beyond Tells ^Certain Knowledge of Immortality Based on Messages from Dead Husband "Lost Robert in Incarnation Before This One, But We Were Lovers in Four Other Lives" ?Ella Wheeler Wilcox. \ : iCopyright. 1 IJ?. Hint rnlvM ?radie?t? > ' (The following hitherto unpublished letter* from America's g, eat eet poetess to her favorite brother, Marcus P. Wheeler, Windsor, Wis., a civil war veteran, constitute a remarkable human document. At one and the same time they set forth what ehe believed her certain knowledge ef the life hereafter, based upon communications from her husband, Robert M. Wilcox. who died in 1916, and also very inter esting side lights on the daily life und views of this writer whose name is known to every one who reads. These letters will be printed in daily instalments.) (Copyright, l?tO, Kins Kaatar* bynAlctii* ) 170(5 Wilton Place, Hollywood, California. Krlday, April 13, 1V17. Dear Marcus: 'Despite the bad combination above, I want to the dentist and had two teeth out, and two put In. The new process of tooth pulling la absolutely painless. 1 never felt anything but a dull Jerk. Alwaya before I have taken (aa?save once. In Germany, uaed cocaine, and was nearly killed by pain and shock. This, however, Is a Uerman prepara tion used to dull the tooth, and all Its nerves and the turns, and It Is wonderful. I am to have about $100 worth of work done on my mouth before I leave for the Bast; people com^ to this special dentist from all over the land, lie Is at the top of his profession. Ethel's beautiful '.eeth, which Robert paid to have regulated and cared for, I am also having fixed up, as they have (>een neglected while she was on tbe ranch. If only I could have had my teeth cared for as a child, what pain and expense I would have been saved. Your "psychic" arguments, Mar cus, are very crude. It is not worth my time to answer them. This preface from a great man's book ("After Death?What," by Cesare Lombroso) Is of more interest, and more convincing, than reams of ar gument from those who never In vestigated and consequently have only second-hand knowledge on the subjcct. Please do not class "New Thought and Theosophy" as one thing. They are quite aeparatc as philosophies. New Thought deals mainly with controlling material conditions, health, - wealth, power, and what ever else we want on earth. Theoso phy deals with character-building, and an understanding of cause and ?Rect-rr?inembrance of past lives, and preparation Xor_fulur? one*. it In always progressive. Animals in time become humans, hutnans never return to animal form. The Ig norance of people on this subject is amazing. I am quite well acqualted with my last Incarnation, and have data on four previous ones, when Rob ert and I TVere lovers. We missed each other the last time, but knew each other Instantly when we met In this. There is only one physical body for each Incarnation?one astral, one mental through which the spirit works Into the next place, which is all spirit and formless? the realm of spirits of light. Thl i pructu often require* a thousand or two year*. sumailmes leas. The absolutaly material man comae back quickly aa a pupil la kapt af ter echool who will not study In school hours. Thesa are Just tha A B C primary facta of a stu pendous philosophy known to thou sands of brilliant men anjl woman. Living with such a inan as Rob ert thirty-two yeats, and knowing the' facts of his psyotilc power*, made It easy for me to understand how the "Knowera" acquired thai/ wonderful knowledge. Meeting such man as Plnoett and Htead In I?ndon, and Mrs. liasant and Mr. Warrington, the heads of the Theo sophlcal Society, and reading the books of such great men as Lodi*. Loinbroso, and other well-known scientists. 1 am quite satisfied to go on In the path 1 have trod for thirty yeara. I could not ba divert ed from It by arguments of tho?e who know nothing of these sub jects. people or books. Meantime I have dear friends among the Roman Catholics, Mo hammedans, Jews, and all ortho dox creeds. We get along beauti fully together: even when tliay try to lead me into their particu lar path I feel tenderly lowa-d them. The one thing I canon stand, ia the blatant atheist, who. without one kind reason, tries In convince the broken-hearted mother that she will never see her child again. This seems to me a devil's act, worthy of Purgatory. Kvery other kind of bigot on earth is BOOKS ELIZABETHAN ULSTER. By Ernest Hamilton. Now Tork: K. P. Dutlon & Co. The book is a vivid picture of the disordered condition of Ireland dur ing the sixteenth century. The au thor is a former member of the British Parliament from Ulster. It is announced as a real history, and as such "distinguished from the fa*tasttc legends which are gener ally circulated as Kirch," and to bo based on documents of the period from 1541 to 1641. Any adhereft of the Sinn Fein party will find much to take issue with in Mr. Hamilton's book. Though not written from a con sciously partisan standpoint, the book Is noticeably adverse to the Irish leaders Involved in the hap penings related and almost Invar iably exculpatory of the English, whether the latter are In conflict with the natives of the land, or with the Scotch Invaders, it Is but another Illustration of the difficulty the average historian experiences In an endeavor to be impartial. Borne limes illlDt, but the at hel.it. | Btvdr I will ??ui you shortly a snap shot of myself on my. buru, taken i by Harry, taster <}?y a <11 f flcult on* for rue to |?t through It was full of memories of wonder ful Kaatara with Hubert In every part of the earth. I fait I could not spend It la any ordinary way. aapaclally In the deadly orthodox way. Ho just the right' thing waa j sent to ma. Tha dear Hubert Wal ton*. who took me, bruised and bleeding. Into their home laat June, took ma at half-past four Kaster morning In their motor car up to the top of Mount Hollywood to a musical service. No. I do not think that b?cau?e "Fleas have other fleas to bit* 'am. And ao ou, ad Infinitum." I When a Gi A ROMANCE 07 U By ANN] I Copyright. l?l?. King 0NJ? demonstration of the little i motor car was sufficient to make Jim ahd ma decide to buy it. We were promised de livery In a month. Next we went over to arrange for me to take a dally lesson In driving. Then 1 began to realise that tba Barbara Anne bee, vyho had once worked hard for enough to support her In boarding houses and ready made blue serges had passed out of existence. In her place was Anne Harrison, who bought her clothes at Wlckhams, had two servgnts. and drove her own car. I enjoyed being ' the Harrtaon lady who had luxury? and love. When we got home from making our purchase and celebrating It by a dinner In keeping with our gay extravagance, we found Neal wait ing for us. "Evvy's sick," he began without preamble. "I can't figure out what to do. I've been #altlng here for on hour or so. Uhe won't see a doc tor." "Then she's probably not very sick," I replied, wondering guiltily If 1 should have thought of Kvvy during my happy evening with Jim. "I can't figure out what to do," repettcd Neal. looking pleadingly at Jim. "Kvvy's the head of her> house. When she says she doesn't want a doctor, her folks give right In. Do you think I ought to ring up Dr. Kellogg and risk her slamming the door In his face?" "I wonder"?began Jim. turning to look at me with a flash in his eyes that communicated itself to me. Was Kvvy shamming nick to get out of having Val Cbfby pour at her tea? We understood each other, but neither of us said a word of our thoughts to Neal. His attitude to ward Kvvy was so protecting and chivalrous that Jln^ and I were In accord about belnr very chivalrous, too. 1n atlr dealings wlfh Neal. Jim couldn't say much concerning the girl who hail once loved him and who wsh now ennaged to Neal. And as the wife of one and the sin ter of the other. 1 began to see that my hands were tied, too. f But I didn't care why the reception was called off if only Phoebe could be saved from the unhapplness and humiliation It must cause lier. Erry V^ry III. By* the next day things were out of Kvvy's hands. She was so 111 that the timorous mother sent for a doctor In eplte of all Kvvy could say or do, and within a few hours a trained narse was established at aunt eppie hogg, the fattest woman in three counties. h oh Wif GOT omt foot okcovirep AWD A ruahk OriDER IT but ? .SHE'S bfatfln'a lot AMD MABLE To ml*j* ovgr ? OH DCAR'. "you C0H*0uf AMD ?jt AMD ltt tne uitfut JOMftS boy Dig awhile i' - ^ <VV. r/rt f -? A V ll' Aunt Eppi* vert foolishly started To walk UP the Road across the. meadows amd GOT stuck in the mud. it was almost sundown before tmev. could dig her out again.. ?v. tin. kr u? wimm i ?? . 1MI that we should go on breading ani Mil fur slaughter and fowls for the horrible atrocities of Iraniptr tatlon. MPMltlljr M there la plenty of food In the world without dolus thaaa thins* and foods which would do away with half the dlsoaaaa of mortala,. war* meat abolished, Hut, than, why dlscuaa thaaa thing*. as tialatt Burgeaa says: The cat produces nddlaetrlngs. The Hah produces kI .. The cow producaa steaks and things? I do not ear*. do >o?T" , 1 am ta arlar about half-past six tomorrow morning, and take tha trolley to Pasadena to apand tha day with Warren and Juatlna. Faithfully youra. my dear brother. ELLA. (To Be Continued.) Irl Marries KLY WEDDED LIFE C LISLE. Teat urea Syndicate Inc.) / i Evvy'i bedside and rumors of la dusnsa came to us. Kor a week Kvvy saw no ona. Night after night Naa) came to dinner with ua. and aat staring at his plate of untasted food. ] be gan to wonder If he cared?or If. like me, he was fighting cruel and Inhuman thoughts of how perhaps now. our problems were going to be solved In the higher court. I forced myself to pray over and over again that Kvvy would get well, bocause I knew In my heart of hearts that I was having a hard time to want her to. I On the day after the date set for the reception, which had worried me so, Kvvy sent for me. She lay In bed looking haggard and hard, and I found my heart going out to her In pity. Her flrst words, how ever. hauled me up short. "Wall, I didn't have Cosby pour at my tea. did IT' she asked fever I Ishly. "I thought I'd have to give In to Jlmmfe. He's always been able to twist me around his little linger and get to do what he wanted. Perhaps even when?I Jlit ed him. But this time Fate Inter fered in my behalf. Looks llko an omen?as If we are going to get the upper hand of our Jlmmie now." She smiled laxity, fixing her blue eyes on me with an expression that puxsled me. I wondered If she were fe.'erish, or If there really was pas sion and hate and an ugly desire for revenge In the air. "You're a very Jealous woman, aren't you, Anne?" Evvy went on brushing aside my attempts to say a few words of sympsthy. "I can remember when you were afraid that Jlmmls's old fondness for me survived. But we can both see thst h<r is more fsscinated by Vsl Cosby than by either of us now. And as I'm going to be your sister-in-law and to And complete happiness in the arms of your ardent young brother, you know you need never be Jealous of me sgain, but that you can count on me to help you fight Val." "Evvy!" I cried embarrassed and annoyed by every word she said about herself, but finding myself untouched by her awkward at tempts to make me distrust Jim. "I'm afraid you're feverish?or will be If you go on like this. I'll call the nurse or your mother." Kvvy laughed. There was malice and srcwn in her laugh, but when she spoke her husky voice seemed almost to caress me. Malic* aad Scorn. "Don't worry about me?sister, dear. 1 pot a wonderful rest here in bed. You know I've decided It's silly to wait till winter to be mar ried. I think we'll go out and open Mason Towers for the summer as soon as I'm a bit stronger, say In aboutithree weeks, and right after that wa'll be married. It's cruel to ; J<eep Neal waiting. Yes. I'll let tha dear. Impatient boy have his way and tonight I'll tell him we'll set the day for a month from tomor row." Evry's eyes opened wide with tha old look of wistful innocence. But there was a malicious twist to her mouth as she went on: "Why don't you say haw de lighted you are. Anne?" Father Andrew can't come on during the summer," I began, but at sight of Evvy's face I shifted to: "Anything that make* Neal hap py??" "Neal. Neal! Why don't you think about his making me happy? Why don't you wonder whether he Is?" demanded Evvy, sitting up In bed and seising my hand in hers as if there were something more she wsnted to say. "I hope he does?and Is," I re turned formally, never less at ease. "I've Just told you what a won derful ? lover he is. To be Neal's wife, jour sister- -and Jim's?is al most too much for any one woman 1 often wonder what I've done to deserve It. But now that I have this splendid opovtunity I'm glad I was spared to?make the most of it. aren't you. Anne? There was a threat In Evvy's tone. I felt suddenly that my happiness, ss well as Phoebe's and Neal's, was at stake, but I couldn't guess from where the attack was coming. I didn't know how to meet it. ,? ? Ta Be ('?ntlwued. I Drinking Healths. The first occasion of healths be Ing drunk is ssld to have been on a visit of Vortlgern to the house of Hengist when Ravenna, the host's daughter, brought a cup ^f wine, which she presented, saying. "Your health, Lord King." The custom Is also reputed to have risen at the death of the yoting King Edwsrd the Martyr, who was traitorously stabbed In the back while drlnkln? a <fup of Wins presented to him hy his mother, Elfrlda. Tha Romans adopted a curious fashion of drink ing the health of their lady-lofes, a bumper to tach letter of ho nams. This custom Is sstlrlsed by Hudlbras. as "Spelling names with beer glasses." "Three cups of Amy, four to Kat.* be given, To Husan five, six Kachtl, Brld'jot ssviB." A I f7*_ I twa A brilliant Htm Romance APTU rOliy XAHiON DA VIES Watch For ThU Story in Motion Picture* "April Folly," soon to be ?e*u in leading motion pic ture theaters, is a Cosmopolitan production, released through Famous Flayers I >a*ky Corporation u? a Pars mount-Artcraft picture, direction of Bobert Z. Leonard By OYWTHIA 8TOOKLBT, Author mi "Blue Alow," "TV^Loopwjd.^aod uiy abort aUrlw ?f 4 41 CAN dl*p?n*e with-it," Harle | I curtly Interrupted. * "Ah! That'* tb? way when woman step* In." Kenna'a lip* twlatod In a bitter (rlo. tarlo turned to April. "Dla*a?" "That la tlia vary crux of the matter," rapped out Kaon*. "She la not Diana." "What. In Qod'a name " began Sari*. "What I want to know," puraued Kenna sombrely, "la why. If Plana Maud!land* Jumped overboard, doea thla girl go masquerading under ber titler* A Btmm tT tartar. "Are you madV Marie atared from one to tha other. "Haven't you known her all your life? Did you not meet a* oM friend* T" Kenan shrugged. "I never act eyaa on her until that day at the Mount Nelson. She wa* a' friend of your*, and choae to call herself by the name of a friend of mine, and 1 humored her and you. But the thing has (one too far. After Inquiries among other paa sengers, I have realized the truth-*? that it waa Diana who " A spast The Saving of Mother By Dr. Win. A. McKee^er, Pralruw la tkr I'slwnlty of K*? mm* a H*t(4 Maeatsr. THE ordinary mother of two or more children begin* to de cline at forty and 1* a semi Invalid at forty-six, If she Is ?till alive?unless something poaltiva and thoughtful I* done to conserve her energies and to build up her waning strength. The forty-year-old woman's re action time has normally slowed up from .3 to 60 per cent below what 1t waa at twenty-three. That Is, her movements should proceed with, a slower stroke if she la to gather energy as fast as she uaes It. But unless some outside influence Is brought to bear upon her you will And auch a mother moving under the whip and trying to keep up tho old gait?and fading aw*y. * At a fine hog sale I got the an swer to this country-wide problem of conservation of middle-aged mothers. Hundreds of men were crowding in with eager attention while several of their group were bidding for a sow. What a beauti ful creature?groomed, fed up, medicated, plnk-rlbboned! Ten thousand dollar* was the final offer and the owner became the object of many congratulations. "I wonder how many of those men are a* thoughtful of thelrlwlvea as they are of theae swine?" I asked a slxty-flve-year-old farmer at my ride. And his surprising re ply Is worth offering to the nation. I will give it In substance, as fol lows: "There is more science required to save a middle-aged man or wom an than is necessary to care for these animals. We reared four children. Twenty years ago Mrs. S , then forty-one, began to weaken, and 1 determined to save her if possible. I had studied medi cine at college and know that drugs would do practically nothing for her, so we began a course of heroic home treatment consistent with our busy life and our comparative pov erty. "One hour extra of sleep, one hour or more out of doors daily, * 25 per cent slow up on the work, and a lightening of the diet?that waa the program diligently adhered to for ten years. There were barely noticeable results at first, but In the course of a few years the sys tem began to win. Now, at sixty one and for about ten yeara, my companion has been as strong Ind handsome as a girl. We are enjoy ing the best of our forty yeara of married life. "Yes, everybody helped. I ex plained to the children how we could all co-operate and save their mother, or how we could neglect her and probably loan her. Our three boys and one girl caught the Idea and did their part. Our motto was mother's care and health first. We let society and the pressure of work come last Many men let their wives die and their children become scattered through Ignorance of the sclrnce of health and the conse quent neglect, but 1 determined to do otherwise. Now, Is not this sys tem of mother conservation worth far more than the science of hog raising?" Think It over, husband*, father*, of the growing babies. The time will come when you alone can best determine whether the mother of your children I* to be saved for their sake and yours, and for the good of ?oclety. or whether she Is to become the slow victim of her own unselfish devotion to the bur dens of the household. Look ahead and save her. She cannot save her self. One hour more of sleep. One hour out of doors dally. Twenty-five per cent slower. A diet balanced to suit her age. What a simple program for mother conservation! Nepal's Conveyances. Conveyances are few In number In Nepal. Foot, elephants and r? lanquln* are mostly used. Palan quins are mostly used. Palanqulnn, as a rule, are meant for weiren. The shape j>f the palanquins la similar to the old styled coach car riages. They are made of light wood and the bottom I* often of netted string* which serve the pur pose of springs. For the comfort of the rider, mattresses and cush ions are used. The rider may sit In a half-recllned position, or may He down. There are two strong heavy poles attached to the two ends cf the palnnotiln. which Is carried over the shoulders by two or four hear ers, who often sing folk song* to break tha monotony of tho tlre ?nme Job of Palo fllckared acroes bis ? ???? cbuly eyes. Harla, in grave wonder and ban turned to April. "It U true!" ake cnad bitterly ft, . * th" h**rt b>r hu lo?* druWD*1 I am ? maaquc ?ran If abe had bean nothing-to nlm. be could sot have remained unmoved by the deaperate pleading Of her eyea But he hapaened to love her with the lova that ea^t* out fear and diatruat and ail under standing. - 7J ' ih* reaJ A"r11 Poole." aha aaJd. broken but reaolute that ai l***t there should be no furthei , *U|1*- *ave her one long look, then lifted her hand and held It closer. The feature waa for all the world to ae*. But Kenna had not flnlahed with her. "Tou will allow a natural curio* lty In me to demand why you should wear the name and retain the poa sessions of my friend, Lady Diana SandilandsT" he asked, daaser ously suave. Then Cllve sprang full-armed to the fray. "And you will allow a natural cu rloaltr In me to demand why you should harry my friend like thi? browbeat her for a folly entered nto mutually by two girls and end in* in tragedy through no fault of hers?" The painter's eyes burned with e blue Are. bleak as her own moun tain tops. It waa aa though Joan ?* -^rc had come to the reacue and was sweeping the room with vallam sword. Even Kenna was slightly intimidated. A Merited Rekakr. "That is her story." he muttered. You fool, Ronald Kenna." she said gently, "can't you look in her face and see there is no touch of treachery or darkness there? Thank God, Kerry is not so blindT" Ther? was a deep silence. Then she said. "Listen, then, to my atory," and a he repeated the facts April had told her, but as April could never have told them, so profound was her understanding of the motives of the two girls in exchanging Identities. ?o wonder her treatment of thewayward Diana. Truly, this "unfulfilled woman" was greater In the width and depth of her soul than many of those to whom life has given fulfilment of their dreams. Daylight faded; shadows stole through the open window*. In the large, low-ceiled room, clustered with saddles and harness and ex ^qulsite pictures, everything grew dim except their white faces and the glistening of tears as they drip ped from April's lids. "I must ask to be forgiven," said Kenna very humbly at last. "Mv only plea is that my friendship for Kerry blinded me. And"?he halt ed an Instant before the confession of his trouble?"I once loved that little wayward girl." Ho It was Diana Sandllands who had proved false and sent him Into the wilds! Somehow, that explain ed much to them?much for forgive ness, but very much more for pity and sympathy. To Be 4'oatlaaed Monday. The Rhyming Optimist By Aline Michaelis. THERE are lots of fellows mi ri der than the much-remarked March Hare; though to state it makes me sadder, many of 'en: aren't all there. True, we hear hir? mentioned often, but the March Hare isn't bad and your Judgment I would soften; think of other* rather mad. There's a chap, th<' Mad, Mad Mullah; he has thrilled us more than once, though I do not know his color, could not name his lino of stunts. Somewhere over seas he rages?or he did, sotm years ago?filling daily papers pages when his will was crossed, you know. He was rather tem peramentai. from accounts we used to get, and he did things elemental when his liver was upset. Stac^ of times his mood was quiet, very placid and subdued; then, again, with naught to try it. wild hi.* spirit grew and rude. Though you've had the merest sipater o? a courso in madmen's ways, surely you have heard the Hatter named in terms of maddening praise. These are madmen who are famous, and there still are many more; but they might get peeved and blame us If we tried to count 'em o'er. Chap* In cells all nicely padded are not all the mad, mad men. To that list more might be added madder than the old wet hen. When the winds of February give us forty kinds of chills there's the geexer. mad and merry, who says cold baths cure all Ills. When you seek a looney crit ter. do not overlook the type who says that he feels much fitter for a dally twelve-mile hike. The March Hare may be erratic and bla counts fill seven reels, -but there's many another attic empty save for rusty wheela. Original Harmony. A traveler on a walking tour la one of the northern counties came across a solitary old man who. seated in the doorway of his cot tage, wyfs Addling away quite re gardless of such trifling concen tlonalitles aa time and tnne. The traveler listened a while in amuse ment and "then Inquired ?ce*ua1fr "When do you tune your vlollnt" The reply came with refreahlng In genuousness?"I don't tune It?It don't sound right If I do!" ' Not a Joshua. Two little brothers had quar reled and after their supper their mother endeavored to re-estab!t*b friendly relations between them. Anally quoting to them the Rlble verae, "Let not the 'sun go down upon your wrath." Turning to Bernard, the elder, she said. "Now. Mernnrd. are you going to let th? *<in go down ?n your wrath?" Ber nard squirmed a little as he looked Into her face. "Well, hoxv can 1 atop It""' he asked.