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■^iffil! ■ v- • '• r This picture shows the fine spirit and morale of our boys which had so much to do with the quick termination of the war. From left to right, Sergts. Charles L. Blair, Walter E. Ringen, Guy Wilson and Harold Sander, veterans returning on the Leviathan, which recently docked at her pier at Hoboken, leach wounded in the left arm. They formed a quartette which did much toward keeping up the spirit of everyone returning from battle-scarred France aboard the Leviathan. Go often to the house otthy friend, for weeds choke up the unused path.—Scandi navian Edda. The ’Value of Salads in the Diet Salads are invaluable In the diet as they supply water, mineral salts, acids, cellulose and flavor when prepared from vegetables and fruits. Meat, fish, eggs and cheese supply protein and fat while starchy vegetables furnish fuel food. The salad dressings are am Important part of the salad as re gards nutrition, for they are valuable fuel foods. The materials used in making sal *tids are: Raw vegetables, cooked vegetables, eggs, meat, fish, cheese, Huts and fruit. With such a variety from which to choose, there is no need ©f monotony. Calcutta Salad. * * Take one cupful of soff cheese, one fcaif cupful of grated American cheesy, ©no cupful of whipped cream, three fourths of a tnblespoonful of gelatin, ©ne teaspoonful of salt, and o few flashes of paprika. Soak the gelatin In the cold water, add the hot water to dissolve it. Soften the cheese with © little plain cream, add the grated cheese and the whipped cream, the gel atin, the salt and the paprika. Turn Into molds and chill. Garnish with l>iinento or stuffed olives and aspara gus *ips. Serve on lettuce with French dressing. ! French Dressing. I The amount of acid will vary with X the kiud of salad on which it is to tie nsed. One tablespoonful of vine gar to three of oil is a good combina tion, and half a teaspoonful of salt and a few dashes of paprika. This dressing may be changed by adding a tablespoon fill of thick cream to the french dressing, a tablespoonful of chopped onion, parsley, or green pep per. The dressing should be well % blended by beating with a Dover egg beater, then add the chopped vege tables and let stand for at least an hour to season. Beat again before serving. Wood Produces Quick Heat and Is Cheaper Than Coal Farmers who own woodlands and people in cities, towns ard villages who can purchase wood from near-by farms can help this winter —as last winter —to relieve the demand for coal and the strain on railway capacity by burning wood in place of coal. It is not expected substitution of wood for coal will be complete or universal, as for many purposes coal is much more convenient. But for heating many kinds of buildings wood is the more convenient and cheaper fuel. This is particularly true in the case ©f churches, halls, summer cottages and other buildings for which heat is Xcequired only occasionally but then is wanted in large volume at short no tice. ) 65 Per Cent of Fires of Country Are Declared Due to Preventable Causes The losses by fire in the United States and Canada during the year 1917, as compiled from the records ©f the Journal of Commerce and Com mercial Bulletin, aggregate > $267,273,- j 300, the heaviest of any year in the history of the country except 1906, when the great San Francisco con flagration swelled the total to $450,- 010,009. The 1917 record is nearly ■§6,000,000 in excess of the previous •yearfigures and over $84,000,000 larger than the fire losses of 1915. The world war was a contributing factor in 1917’s unusual record. In some instances where the heaviest par munition losses occurred there pas little or no insurance against fire tarried, and the underwriters, there fore, made a lucky escape. The nota fcle munition plant losses included the jOanadian Car and Foundry’s plant at Kingsland, N. J., Involving a loss of $12,000,000; the DuPont Powder plant jht Haskell, N. J., causing $1,500,000 Mother’s Cook Book VI/ Toasted Potatoes Regarded Good Substitute for Bread —Skins Add to the Flavor The United States this year, It ap # - pears, will have to feed practically all of Europe. Every suggestion for conservation of food and variation in preparation is welcome and an arti cle in Good Housekeeping has special value in this connection. To quote: “It is plainly a patriotic duty to use potatoes as a bread substitute. The nearest approach to conventional meth ods of cooking potatoes for a bread substitute is, of course, a perfectly baked potato, but a perfectly baked potato is rare as a day in June. “Even a perfectly baked potato served at the psychological moment does not give that subtle sense of bread function that the piece of bread or toast, held in hand affords. “Prepare good-sized potatoes as if to bake, being more scrupulously care ful than usual to scrub and cleanse the skin carefully aid remove all bad spots. Cut the perfectly cleansed po tato lengthwise into slices one-fourth of an inch thick. Put the slices loose ly into a wire basket or steamer and steam until they are properly ‘tem pered’—that is, until they are in part but not completely cooked. If they are completely cooked by the steam, they are of no particular value as a bread substitute. Asa rule, about ten min utes’ steaming is adequate. After this initial steaming, dry the slices well between clean towels and toast as you would slices of bread, or put them Sn a wire basket or perforated pan ad bake in a very hot oven until the slices are delicately browned dd both sides. Sprinkle lightly with salt. Serve as you would toast. The skins can be re moved before serving or while eat ing, but if one is a connoisseur, a real disciple of Epicurus, with as much love of flavor and conservation as a boy or animal, he will eat the toasted slices skin and all.” TO THE POINT The closer we get to our good deeds the smaller they seem. A fool may he able to answer questions that a wise man wouldn’t ask. Some persons make a life study of things that are of no earthly use. True friendship results from a compact of frankness and for bearance. Pluck usually wins. A man’s success often depends upon the ability to pluck others. Fuel Producers Predict an Oversupply in Coal Market The question of fuel supply is an ever present and important problem. With the decreased requirements for war purposes some of the fuel produc ers are intimating that there will be a surplus in the near future, but this only means that there will not be an excessive demand at the present In flated prices. Whatever may eventu ate in this direction, the cost of fuel is an important item in operating ex penses of commercial vehicles, and it is in this direction that sensational de velopment is certain to take place. loss; the munition plant of the Union Switch and Signal company at Pitts burgh, causing a loss of $4,200,000, and the Washburn Wire works at New York city, with a loss of $1,100,000. The aggregate fire waste of the United States and Canada during the past 40 years, from 1878 to 1917, in clusive, reaches the appalling total of $6,480,267,560, showing an annual av erage property destruction of $162,- 000.G98. It is generally conceded by those who make a study oi fire loss causes that fully 65 per cent of the fires of this country are due to pre ventable causes. On this basis of cal culation the preventable fire losses of the country during the past 40 years reach the total of $4,212,173,909. Scout Plan Indorsed. The war department has indorsed the plan of the Boy Scouts of America to induce officers and men leaving the army to volunteer as scout masters, it was announced at scout headquarters. It is felt that the co-operation of a large number of officers and enlisted men who have seen service In France AN UNDEFILED HERITAGE Father In heaven, who lovest all, Oh, help thy children when they call; That they may build from age to age An undeflled heritage. Teach us to rule ourselves always, Controlled and cleanly night and day; That we may bring, if need arise, No maimed or worthless sacrifice. Teach us to look, in all our ends, On thee for Judge, and not our friends; That we with thee may walk uncowed By fear or favor of the crowd. Teach us the strength that cannot seek By deed or thought to hurt the weak; That, under thee, we may possess Man’s strength to comfort man’s distress Teach us delight in simple things, And mirth that has nc bitter springs; Forgiveness free of evil done, And love to all men ’neath the sun. -Rudyard Kipling. , American Housewives Profit From the Lessons in Thrift As Taught by French Chefs The French chef, the acknowledged world leader of the art of the cuisine, is the product of a country that sur passes all others in the practice of thrift. But the necessity of keeping her food budget within strict limits in spite of war prices has led many an American housewife to discover for herself some of the secrets of the French chef in making inexpensive and formerly neglected food into deli cacies fit for a king. Especially has this been so in the preparation of meat for our American tables. The following are some of the secrets of the French chef that the American housewife has discovered for herself. Flank steak, which costs much less than top sirloin or round steak, makes an excellent roast. It can also be pot roasted or used as chop steak. Chuck or round steak costs much less than porterhouse or sirloin. These cuts should be cooked by “moist” heat or made tender by mechanical means, as In “hamburger.” Beef neck is juicy and well flavored. It makes a good pot roast and the very best stews and soups. The cross rib makes an excellent pot roast and there is no waste. Shin of beef makes a good “beef a la mode.” Cut it up as for stew; brown pieces In hot fat; then add wa ter; cook in a pot the same&as pot roast, and serve with gravy. Shin of beef makes a most nourish ing soup and the meat can be taken from the pot afterward and served with horseradish sauce. If you buy a rib roast of beef, have your butcher cut the rib end off so that you can use It for making soup. If it is left on and roasted with the rest of the meat it is largely wasted. For corned beef, the flank piece, the navel piece and the brisket piece cost the least. These cuts are palatable and the left-over portions can be made into a delicious hash. Chinese Also Have “Kicks” On the Telephone Service China is learning fast. Where a few years ago the telephone would be considered an invention of the devil now listen to this wall from a native business man to a Tientsin paper: “Can we hope for any improvement In the long-distance telephone situa tion? A few days ago I called up Peking about 3 p. m., and was inform ed that there were 60 calls ahead of me, and that there were only three trunk lines in operation. I finally got the call about 10 p. m. Surely the Chinese administration can put up an other trunk line and make this one time fine service of use again to busi ness men. The Peking long-distance service is almost as bad as similar services in Japan.” India’s Total Sugar Acreage Estimated at 2,550,000 Acres. The first official forecast of the sugar-cane crop of India for the 1918- 19 season is based upon reports re ceived from provinces that contain 99 per cent of the area under cand in British India. The area planted is estimated at 2,550,000 acres, which is practically the same as the estimate for the 1917-18 season. Seasonal con ditions at sewing time were not very favorable in the important cane-grow ing provinces and, owing to the delay caused by rains the crop returns are still uncertain in the greater part of the United Provinces, which contain more than half the cane area of Brit ish India. Influenza. Influenza is an Italian w r mean ing influence. One version of its ori gin is that in the far past here was a plague in Italy which w* s attributed to the influence of the tars and for this reason was called ' ifluenza. will inspire the br,s with patriotism and a spirit of de otion to their coun try as nothing else can do, says a cir cular addressed to men returning to civil life. Romance of Business and the World-Famous Paquins Mme. Paquin, the world-famous modiste, has been making clothing for the American army. Whenever any one congratulated the' late M. Paquin upon his success and praised those wonderful creations in feminine ap parel which the world and his wife flocked to see he merely replied: “The credit belongs to madame, not to my self.” M. Paquin started life as a bank clerk. Madame was a saleswom an in a big Paris dressmaking house when they were married. She induced him to leave the bank and open a small costumeris: shop known as the Malson Lelanne. That shop has long ceased to exist, but from It sprang the huge business house of Paquin, which the founder recently sold to a com pany with a capital of $2,500,900. THE WASHBURN TIMES, WASHBURN. WIS. SIR THOMAS UPTON’S CHALLENGE FOR AMERICA’S CUP MEETS WITH DECLINATION <£so* *** :.. Hi Ik ••: • ■ X'' f••••. :> 'O' \< 1 \ | :•%£ -:V:- f ' j v* I if : MfMf I I ':§§P 4 1 IB J|||t|s • Y>\X'V iJ ' X . . §1 Irish Yachtsman and Boat With Which He Ifopes to Lift the Cup. There will be no race for the America’s cup in 1919, simply because it is believed that there is not time enough, between the present date and the yachting season, to design and build a suitable defender. Sir Thomas Lipton is informed, however, that if his challenge is made to cover 1920 he can count upon an acceptance. It lony be taken for granted that this will be entirely agreefdde to the man who is always ready to back a Shamrock. Even if there shall no race this year, the apparent probability that there would be one next year has made the close of 1918 seem more peaceful on the water as well as on the land. COL HUSTON BACK IN U. S. A. Part Owner of Yankees Says Wounded Players Should Be Cared for on Their Return, Lieut. Col. T. L. Huston, half owner of the New York American league baseball club, has arrived in New York after 16 months’ service in France Lieut. Col. T. L. Huston. With the Fifteenth regiment of engi neers. Huston, who also is a veteran of the Spanish-Araerican war, was one of the first men from the big leagues to enter the army, offering his services to the war department on the day the United States entered the war. Colonel Huston urged that organized baseball come to the aid of former players who were wounded in the war, asserting that “we cannot do too much for them.” He said he approved all the steps taken by his partner, Colonel Ruppert, to strengthen the New York Americans and predicted a prosperous season in 1919. REGRETTABLE MISTAKE MADE Somebody Slipped in Rating Bruno Haas as “Ineligible”—is Now an Ensign. A regrettable mistake seems to have been made by somebody in rating Bruno Haas as among the Chicago >Vhite Sox “ineligibles” in the Ameri can league reserve list. The facts are that Haas enlisted in the naval avia tion service November 1, 1917, finished the ground course at the school in Bos ton, was advanced to active flying and made such progress that he was com missioned an ensign in the navy s avia tion force last summer, after which he was given an important post as in structor in flying at the Pensacola fly ing field. It is evident from this rec ord that Haas is in no sense a slacker and the American league list will be corrected accordingly, with due apolo gies made Ensign Haas. McNally Shook King’s Hand. Mike McNally, Minooka boy, is home and in fine trim to report to the Bod ton Red Sox when requested. He was discharged from the navy several days ago. In England, McNally shook hands with the king, having captained the navy team that won the big game played in his presence. JOKE ON TY COBB Lots of professional baseball players pride themselves on their gift of repartee, but out on the road even the smartest of them are beaten at that sort of game. Ty Cobb, king of players in the business, smart as he is, was tripped up by an ordinary waiter. In a small New York hotel one day Ty loudly called the atten tion of a waiter to a fly in his soup. “Very true, my dear Mr. Cobb,” said the waiter, “but why should you worry when there is not a chance in the world of your catching it?” Shawkey on Ship Arkansas. Robert Shawkey, the former New York American pitcher, who is now a chief yeoman in the United States navy, is attached to the battleship Ar kansas. umr raiß • Of SPOtT • The Interlake Yachting association will hold its annual regatta at Put-in- Bay next summer. * * * The University of Michigan plays the Minnesota football eleven at Ann Arbor November 22 next. * • * Mrs. Courley Dunn-Webb is golf in structor at the Huntington and the Altadeha links, Pasadena, Cai. * * * Looks as if Jack Barry will be with* out a that Ed Barrow has teen signed up by Frazee for another year. * * * George Stallings is optimistic over the pennant prospects of the Braves. He is counting upon Rabbit Maran ville making them flag contenders. • * * Dame rumor has it that Frank Ba ker, the slugging third baseman of the New York Americans, has decided to quit the game for good. * * * The Red Sox, it is understood, ’•/ill try to make an outfielder of Ray Cald well. The former Yank pitcher is about through as a boxman. * * * Kid McCoy still think? he can fight. He can’t be blamed much if he has been looking over some of the dubs who call themselves pugilists. * * * Shortstop Hollocher of the Cubs, played in all 121 games last year, an unusual performance for a youngster breaking into the major league. * * * Dan Morgan, who has a small army of boxers in his stable, is fathering a plan tp hold benefit tourneys for sol diers and sailors in many parts of the country. * * * Lieutenant Hoagland, who recently flew from Sacramento to Seattle, is a member of the flyers’ football team, one of the crack organizations of the Pacific coast. • * * * Golf enthusiasts propose an amateur tourney next spring for players enroll ed in all branches of government war activity. It would include many fa mous players. * * * The Pittsburgh Pirates will give a trial to Jimmy DeHart, college football and baseball star and more recently in the aviation service. He is a second baseman by choice. * * * Hugh Jennings does not believe that Ty Cobb seriously intends to quit base ball, as Ty intimated upon his return from France, nor does he think Ty takes the “free agent” idea seriously. * * * Ty Cobb, aside from heading the batsmen in the American league in eleven out of twelve years, has played in 1,803 games during the period and compiled a grand hitting average of over .370, leading all league rivals. * # * Detroit, it seems, also negotiated for Pitcher Hubert Leonard, but consider ed the price demanded by Boston all out of reason. * * * Napoleon Lajoie, who for twenty years was one- of the best infielders, announces his retirement from profes sional baseball. * * * The National league at its recent meeting, so it is now reported, decided that hereafter teams of the league should not be allowed to meet in spring training games. \* * * The South End Rowing club of San Franc!-,co oarsmen holds all tht trophies of the Pacific Association of Amateur oarsmen. * * Jack Dempsey, according to om wiseacre, is not a finished or polished fighter. The way he knocks ’em out he doesn’t have to be. * * * One of Joe Cantillon’s suggestions for American association changes Is that Minneapolis and St. Paul be com bined into one club, the extra one be ing moved to Chicago. KID GLEASON IS NOW WHITE SOX MANAGER Pepper Pot of Comiskey’s Team Is Named as Leader. It Was Not a Great Surprise to Many That Clarence Rowland Was De posed—Career of Both Men Outlined Briefly. “Kid” Gleason of Philadelphia, who was called the pepper pot of the White Sox during the years he had charge of them on the field, has been named manager for next year in place of Clarence Rowland. While it wasn’t a great surprise that Comiskey bad released Rowland, it was a surprise that the new man was Gleason. It generally was sup posed that Comiskey and Gleason were not even on speaking terms. . In fact, Gleason refused to join the Sox last year as coach, a job he had held a number of years. Gleason will begin active service at the New York joint meeting. It may be' recalled that when Comis key felt compelled to make a change in management in midseason away back in 1905 he selected Fielder Jones, though, according to accurate informa tion, he was not on speaking terms with Jones at the time. Just why Rowland was dismissed is a matter left unanswered by Comiskey. Outside of saying that he felt it a matter of his best judgment in his effort to give Chicago fans the best possible baseball results, the South side leader had nothing to say. It will be the first attempt of “Kid” Gleason as a manager of a ball club, though the “Kid” will be fifty-three years of age this year and has served more than 30 years in the professional game, 20 or more as a coach. He be gan his baseball career in 1887 as a pitcher with the Scranton, Pa., club, and later developed into a star second baseman. He was a member of the fatuous Baltimore Orioles from 1893 to 1895, and played with the New York. Giants from 1890 to 1900. He ended his career as a player with the Phil lies in 1907. # Rowland gained his baseball fame as a “bush” leaguer and had no major league experience before coming to the White Sox in 1915. He had man aged several clubs in the Three-I league, and was the leader of the Peoria, 111., club of the Three-I league when Comiskey hired him. Rowland landed the White Sox in third place in 1915, his first year as manager of the club, and finished sec ond in 1916. The following year the team won the American league pen nant and defeated New York Giants for the world’s championship, but in 1918 they finished sixth in the pennant race. LEADS COMPANY IN BATTLE Tom Jenkins, Former White Sox Catcher, Wins Commission for Ability and Bravery. Tom Jenkins of the White Sox, one of the first players to go into the serv ice af v r war was declared, w*on a com mission just before the armistice was signed. He was a sergeant before he left Camp Gordon, Ga., several months ago for France. During October Joe took Lieutenant Tom Jenkins. charge of his company when his su perior officers were disabled and led the advance. Jenkins was complimented on the field for his ability and bravery, and later, received word that he had been commissioned a second lieutenant. Indicates “Some Baseball." A trifling shipment of 36,960 base balls, 2,280 bats, 10,260 gloves, and other paraphernalia, Including 5,000 score cards, have been sent overseas by the Y. M. C. A. for use among the expeditionary forces in Europe. This would indicate “some baseball” before the boy3 come home. ART EWEN TO LEAD MIDDIES 1 Member of Present Third Class Is Elected Captain—He Is Powerful Defense Player. - The members of the Naval Academy football team have elected Arthur C. Ewen of New Hampshire, a member of the present third class, captain for next season. His position is right end, which he has played successfully two seasons. He is a powerful defense man, and also has done his part ac ceptably in forward pass- plays. He Is the only member of his class who re ceived the 4 ‘N” this season and will play next year. Seventeen players who won letters and numerals this season will be avail able next year, besides Graves, a reg ular end last year, who has been kept out of the game this season by in juriesL The squad also will be able to draw from anew class of a thousand members. Voteretsas Is Recovering. Victor Voteretsas, star distance run ner, is recovering at Newport News from wounds received in France. MUST PROVIDE FOOD Duty Devolving on Farmers of This Continent. Western Canada Well Prepared to Meet the Needs of the Old World— “ The Earth Is a Machine Which Yields Almost Gratuitous Service to Every Application of Intellect”-. Emerson. Speaking with one of the commis sioners appointed to make a survey of the food situation in the battle-torn countries of Europe the writer was told that the depletion and shortage of food was far greater than anybody had expected. With the investigation, which at that time had merely started, much had been brought to light that had only been surmised. Herds of live stock were completely wiped out, fields that had been prolific yielders of grain, roots and vegetables were terraced and hummocked by bombs and shells, many of them still lying unexploded and dangerous. Until this land can be gone over and cleaned nothing in the way of cultivation can be carried on, and even where that is done the work of leveling and getting under cultiva tion will take a long time. Much more devolves upon the farmer on this side of the Atlantic than was at first supposed. Herds of live stock will have to be replenished, and this will take years; the provisioning of the people in the meantime is the task the farmers here will be asked to un dertake. Producing countries will be taxed to their utmost to meet this de mand; all that can be provided will be needed. This need will continue for some time, and during this period prices will be high. The opinion of those who have given the question most careful thought and study Is that food scarcity will be greater than ever before. The Allies will have to feed Germany, Austria, Turkey and Russia and this in addition to the require ments of European neutrals for in creased supplies now that there is no submarine menace. To the Canadian and American farm er this means a demand for his grain fully as great as at any time in the past. Wheat will be needed, meat will be required. The slogan “don’t stop saving food” is as necessary today as ever. The purpose of this article Is to direct attention to the fact that hun dreds of thousands of acres of land In Western Canada are still unoccu pied, and this land is capable of pro ducing enough to supply all needs. On Its rich grasses are easily raised—and cheaply too—the cattle that will be sought; In its soil lies the nutriment that makes easy the production of the grain that will be needed, and in both the farmer will be assured of a good profit on his investment. The land can be purchased at low prices, on easy terms, and wfth the abundance of re turns that it will give, it does not mean a matter of speculation. The facts as set out are known, and are guaranteed. These facts, the low cost of the land, and its great productivity, combined with the admirable marketing and transport facilities at the disposal of the farmer make farming in Western Canada an attractive proposition.—Ad vertisement. A Time-Saver. Mistress —I want a maid who will be faithful and not & time-waster. Can you promise that? Bridget—lndeed’n I cam I’m that scrup-lous, ma’am, about wastin’ time that I make one job of prayin’ and scrubbin. —Life. An Attack of Influenza Often Leaves Kidneys In Weakened Condition Doctors in all parts of the country have been kept busy witn the epidemic of in fluenza which has visited so many homes. The symptoms of this disease are very distressing and leave the system in a run down condition. Almost every victim complains of lame back and urinary troubles which should not be neglect ed, as these danger signals often lead to dangerous kidney troubles. Druggists report a large sale on Dr. Kilmer’s Swamp-Root which so many people say soon heals and strengthens the kidneys after an attack of grip. Swamp-Root, being an herbal compound, has a gentle healing effect on the kidneys, which is almost immediately noticed in most cases by those who try it. Dr. Kilmer & Cos., Binghamton, N. Y., offer to send a sample size bottle of Swamp-Root, on receipt of ten cents, to every sufferer who requests it. A trial will convince any one who may be in need of it. Regu lar medium and large size bottles, for 3ale at all druggists. Be sure to mention this paper.—Adv. You Never Can Tell. “You can’t believe everything you see in a newspaper, can you?’’ sug gested the chap who never advanced with the rest of civilization. “No,” answered the policeman. “I pinched a fellow once because he had a suspicious-looking bottle wrapped up In a daily paper, and it proved to be a bottle of horse liniment.” To Have a Clear Sweet Skin. Touch pimples, redness, roughnesa or itching, if any, with Cuticura Oint ment, then bathe with Cuticura Soap and hot water. Rinse, dry gently and dust on a little Cuticura Talcum to leave a fascinating fragrance on skin. Everywhere 25c each. —Adv. Easily Accomplished. Rich Bachelor — 'iiy only ambition Is to die poor.” Married Friend —“And have you picked out the girl yet?” It’s what a woman doesn’t know about a man that causes her to have a good opinion’ of him. Y a4im Granulated Eyelids* ■ (111 h Eye* inflamed by expo * sure to San, list and Wind FVAC -1 . W cycKenrccy. No Smarting, 4r jutt Eye Comfort. At Your Druggist i or by mail 60c per Bottle. For Bsek r (be Eye free write t* Marine Eye Remedy Cos Chicane.