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Fashions and the Household
Traveling Object Lessons For Housekeepers mm mm © Household science department, University of Illinois. The household science department of the University of Illinois has just .completed the equipment of a demonstration car that it will send out to wom en's clubs and organizations on the fulfillment of certain conditions. The car is a regular Pullman without the seats or berths and is being equipped with all sorts and kinds of materials for the home. It will be possi ble for householders who visit this car to lenrn the best methods of running power washing machines, various methods of heating the home, possible ar rangements and kinds of kitchen utensils: color schemes in bedrooms, living rooms and dining rooms will be illustrated, as well as the kind of turniture suitable. These are only a few of the many things ihat the car will include. The department will endeavor by means of this car to emphasize the unity of the farm home, fine Holds of alfalfa and wheat, great herds of cattle and swine are no lunger the whole thing in making up the farm home. The house where the family dwells, with its power equipment and its water supply, is an integral part of the whole and must be so considered. A UTILITY BAG. A utility bag which answers the pur pose of a laundry and shoe bag. with two other pockets for various articles, will lie found very convenient when traveling. This.bag can betaken from the trunk or suit case and hung up •wit bout disturbing its contents. Cretonne is perhaps the best mate rial for such a bag. It would require two pieces for the foundation of the bag. One piece should be a yard long and twenty-one inches wide, the other a yard and one fourth long and twen ty-two inches wide. He fore joining the two strips attach pockets to the longer piece. Turn up one-fourth yard at the bottom for the Hap of the laun dry bag. Slightly round it and bind the raw edges with tape. When the bag is completed this Hap will snap or button over the back of the bag. Across the bottom after the Hap has been measured off attach shoe pockets. Kind a long piece of material witli tape across one side, then lay it into four tiox plaits, dividing them by means of a stitched piece of tape: also stitch a piece of tape across the bottom alter the pockets are basted in place. Above these pockets attach another bag the width of the strip underneath and any desired depth. I'.ind top edge with tape divided into two sections a:id stitch tape acorss the bottom. Now lace the long strips to a depth of live inches with satine and stitch a easing for double drawstrings. Stiteli the two pieces together on the right side and bind with tape. r. SX* »7 BUT 5 VUU IF There'S Ü0 01WÊ& Vf A Y ? -m m >vj "i--- « m rWt?, » r mm vr . . F, : wi —St. Louis llepublic. SUPPLY OF TABLE LINEN. The farseeing woman always man ages to be a dozen ahead of her needs in table and bed linen. Thus she al ways has an extra dozen of napkins laid away in her chest l'or a hurry call, so that if she finds the dozen in ac tual use suddenly giving out she has some presentable ones ready for unex pected guests and to keep her going until she has been able to buy. hem and mark a new dozen. It always seems a large outlay to stock the linen chest, and it pays to take advantage of sales and to buy ahead when possible. This is just as true of bed as of table linen, since ex tra sheets are often needed in a case of illness or guests, and it is a com fortable feeling to know that there are some extra sheets laid away when rents appear and money is not forth coming with which to buy new. The Workbaçj. Whenever you lind an attractive de sign for a centerpiece keep it on hand, even though your supply of center 1'or the table is more than your piei demand, for there are various uses to which you can apply the newly dis covered design. For instance, it might do very nicely for a doily pad to be placed under hot dishes. To make such a pad you will need a second pice of linen for the back of the protector. There are sev eral ways to leave an opening so that a piece of asbestos can be slipped into WAR BRACELETS A PARIS FAD Frenchwomen prize highly these days lieav.v bracelets made from tlie rings of shells fired liy the French "75's." Mlle. Sorel, a favorite of the Paris stawears constantly one of these liracelets, which is largo enough to slip up the anu above the elbow. Uin^s made lip of metal which once formed part of m emu; h is shells are also in favor and are worn outside of the glove. Copper and aluminum jewelry is fancied more than ornaments of gold and precious stones just now, for all Paris is going in for economy and economical effects, and any ostenta tious display is discountenanced. lilit the war jewelry tile massive bracelets and the ungainly rings are regarded as treasures indeed, for tliev may no' be bought, but come as gifts from the very trenches themselves, where the soldiers occupy their leisure hours in fashioning these rude but val thick lied gifts for sweethearts at home. Pineapple Shortcake. One cupful of butter, two cupfuls of powdered sugar, three cupfuls of flour, one cupful of milk, the whites of four 'eggs and a little salt. Cream butter and sugar, add milk and beat hard be fore putting iu the whites of The eggs. I Sift two nfuls of cream of tar tar end. one of soda in the Hour, bcat i m g light ly. filling and Icing.- I'. granulated sugar and one-quarter of a I cupful of pineapple juice, strained, ! for six minutes, after adding one tea spoonful of lemon juice. Beat the white of an egg to a stiff froth, add the boiled sirup gradually to it. whip ping the mixture as the sirup is added with the egg whip. Heat six minutes longer and ice the cuke thickly. For tilling add enough finely chopped pine apple to the icing to make it moist and Candy Apples on the Stick. Select nice apples that are not too large. Mount them 011 thin stic ks— meat skewers will do. Have them ready so that by the time the sirup is ready for dipping no time may be lost. Sirup.—One pound of sugar, one-half cupful of molasses, one-half cupful of water, one-quarter of a teaspoonfu! of cream of tartar, one tablespoonful of butter. Cook until when dropped ill cold water the sirup is hard, or to "00 degrees F. on the candy thermometer. Keep hot while dipping the apples. Coat thoroughly. T.ay in a greased dish, and then they will harden imme diately. A reliable candy thermometer can he bought for $1. As an investment it will pay for itself time and time again. I.earn to make jelly by using the ther mometer. ii one cupful of at the goal, while the other party '•RUN. SHEEP, RUN." An Interesting Game Which Is Best Played Out of Doors. The following game, which is "Bun. sheep, run." is an interesting game it played right, it is best played out of doors. Two captains are chosen, who alternately choose players until all the players are divided equally. One sale becomes a searching side and remains out with its captain, who tinds a hid ing place. While all are hidden the captain goes back to the searchers, who at once start out on their hunt under the direction of their captain. The cap tain of the hiding place remains with the searchers, calling out signals to Iiis hidden men. .Neither party may run for the goal until its own captain shouts, "linn, sheep, run!" The following are the signals: Bed. "1 »anger:" green. "Un around the house to the right;" blue. "Co around the house to the left:" purple. "Stand still:" yellow. "Keep on going in the same direction and go nearer the goal." St. Bernard Dog a Hero. Brown is a big St. Bernard dog of Boston, famous for his intelligence, li was his habit to go with the nurse when site wheeled the baby out for an airing. There was a high embank nient with a steep incline going down j at a sharp angle, and on one occasion j tlu> nurse, going in to pay a visit to j some of her friends, left the carriage, j with the baby in it. perilously near the dangerous spot. Something start \ ed the wheels in motion, and the car j riage rolled down toward the danger ous e.,lge. In a moment more it must have gene over, when Brown threw himself before tin» wheels and lay there, holding the carriage back b.\ the weight of his body until the truant maid returned. "Deerstalking." "Iloci-stalking ' is a game in which only two players take part, but it i* very exciting to watch. Both "deer" and "stalker" are blindfolded. They then are placed at opposite ends of a ;e table. At a given moment they begin to move around it. The stalker's bu-i ness. of course, is to catch the deer, and the deer's to avoid it. But licit I er must run out of the room. Absolute silence must be kept by the audience and players, and. if felt slippers can be worn by the deer and its stalker, so much Uie bettet * The Message In the Wound ! By GEORGE V. CAPSTICK D I | I I I'UING that period of the pnn Kuropean war when Servia was being overrun by the Uor iniins. when the allied troops were pushing northeastward from Sa loniki io form a junction with the Servians, the hitter desired to send a message to the French, who were en deavoring to get in touch with tlieni. One Poris (install, a Servian private soldier, who had done some good se cret service work and knew the coun try well, was willing to undertake the tas'.. I.at he was only a peasant and wit! the intellect or education to understand or remember what, he would lie required to say to the allied commander. The message must be ! written and ii' captured by the enemy i would result in disaster both to those ! who sent it and those for whom it was , ilit"iided. Poris, (hough uneducated, was in genious. He confided to his general his plan for concealing the message, win h was a long one, full of details for contingencies, it was written on the thinnest paper. The next day Boris started to work his way across the mountains toward the allies. He walked with a cane, for in the battles t he Servians had been lighting with the Hermans he had been wounded in the calf of his leg. Iiis danger was not from being captured by organized armies, for such did not lie in his path, Wll:l1 lea red was the people whom he would meet on the way. whose sympathies were with the Bulgarians and who were on the lookout for spies. Boris was hobbling along southward when he encountered three Bulgarians who were picketing the road, and he was stopped for examination. He told them that he was a Uotiinanian who had been in Servia when attacked by the Hermans and had been impressed into the Servian army. He had been wounded in the leg and while in the hospital had found a way to escape, lie was on his way home. The men refused to let him pass without a thorough examination, for they had been stationed on the road to make sure that there should be no communication between the armies try ing to effect a junction. They took off every bit of his clothing and. after examining it thoroughly, burned it. in cluding Iiis hat and his shoes and the staff on which he leaned. They even combed his hair. When they were sat istied that he bore no message they procured him clothing from a farm house in which they made their head quarters and. cutting him a cane from a tree, let him pass on. This stoppage confirmed his belief that the enemy were impressed with the importance to their cause id' pie venting any communication between the Servians and the allies, lie lia I passed the tirst picket, but felt sur.» President Wilson's Granddaughter <39* r Copyright by Harris <<_• Ewing. This baby is Miss Ellen Wilson McAdoo. and she is a granddaughter of the president of the Fnitod States, quite a distinction to tie born to. To be a princess of the royal blood can be no greater honor. She is here sitting on the lap of her mother, Mrs. William McAdoo, whose husband is the secretary of the treasury and whose father is the president. winter and Behead what falls leave the present time. Behead a boys' toy and h thing. Behead that which is rowed leave a cereal. Behead the entire and leave a tear. Behead a testament and leave not well. iV every and that it was not the last. True enough, while descending a mountain which lay between the two opposing armies lie met a guard of Bulgarian soldiers who had been ordered to look out for spies, or, rallier, for any one who would be likely to carry a message. Again Boris was stopped and order ed to give an account of himself. He told the same story as before. He was stripped and his clothing exam ined, but it was returned to him. They even unwound the bandage about the \\%uiid in his leg to see if there was anything concealed in it. They we. about to let hint pass when one of tliein suggested that he might have s< allowed a paper ball with a message on it and proposed to give liim an emetic. Procuring some mustard from ; house near by. they forced him to drink some of it mixed with water. He threw up everything on his stom- ! ae h. but nothing in the nature of it j message. Then they gave him a piece j of rye bread and bade him proceed ou j his journey. A third time he was stopped not far from the French lines and put through an oral examination by the officer com manding an outpost, before whom he was taken. This man plied him with so many questions that he contradicted himself, and. although nothing incrim inating was found on him. he was held and placed under guard. During the night he began to groan as if in pain and presently lay s t i If and stark, as though dead. There was no medical man at hand to examine him. so"they covered him with a cavalryman's cape and betook themselves to sleep As soon as Boris heard their snores he rolled into some brush near him and. getting up on his legs, proceeded on his journey. At dawn from a height: he saw the French Hag Hying below and, descending, reached the picket line at sunrise. He asked that the com manding officer be called and when ushered into his presence told him that he was the bearer of a written mes sage from the Servians. When asked for it he said that he must have a sur geon. <»11»' was sent for, and when he arrived Boris removed the bandage from his leg and told the surgeon to probe into 'lie wound From between the muscles the sur geon drew l'ort ii a Hat capsule and handed it to Boris, who broke it open and took out some carefully folded thin paper, which he gave the general. I 11 ™"tained ~'0'» words so closely writ I Ml "^ M "''' diniimuhe letters that noli diminutive letter a microscope was needed to read it. Boris' wound was not improved by the insertion, but it had been done by a surgeon and the capsule had been medicated and oiled, so that the dam age was partly balanced by the heal ing substance. BEHEADINGS. Behead a part of a window and leave a Scotch maiden. Behead a piece of furniture and leave an exclamation of pain. Behead a low seat and leave a car penter's necessity. Behead a hurt and leave a part of the human body. Answers,—S-now, b-all. b oat, w-hole, w ill, c lass, e-ouch. s-tool. h arm. ! Religious Salaries of Episcopal Ministers. The average pay of clergymen of the Protestant Episcopal church in the United States is $1.200 a year, accord ing to Bishop William Lawrence of Massachusetts, who announced recent ly the result, of a careful census of salaries paid ministers of his denomi nation in this country. "There are 4,4 - 20 clergymen actively i devoting their lives to the service of the Episcopal church, sometimes called the richest church in America," said Bishop Lawrence. "Yet 2.522 of our clergy, more than one -half, are paid less than $1,000 a year; 727 receive less than $1.000. and only 118 earn $5,000. or more. "The highest average salary is earn-; ed at forty-seven years of age." Bishop Lawrence said the Episcopal church had determined to develop a self supporting pçnsion system. To Imt the plan into immediate effect j>j s i, op Lawrence said he would teni porarilv give up his active duties as ,, Jsho ,," of Massachusetts and devote. his entire time to the work of raising, a fund of $0 .000.000. Church Advertising Pays. That it pays to conduct a church on modern business methods, advertising liberally has been conclusively demon strated at Greenville. Pa., by the First Baptist church. With the coining of the Rev. .T. Earle Edwards as pastor new anil to some persons radical changes were made in church, affairs. The newspa pers of the town wore full of the do ings of the Baptist church, anil posters were used also. The Sunday congre gations began to increase, and with this the membership began to grow. The congregation was placed on a strong financial basis, even though a vast amount of Improvement work was done about the church. The un used basement was transformed into classrooms, dining rooms, a reading j room and athletic quarters. j Then came the .nonsectarian vaca i t ion school, attended by several hun [ dred children and taught by half a j hundred instructors. Now the congre ! gation has voted $.°.,000 more for the remodeling of the church, made neces sary by the increased congregation. Itev. .!. Earle Edwards lias church ad vertising methods that are original and unique, and the results are being noted by church workers all over the coun try. The Grand Teton. The view of the Teton peaks from Asliton, Ida., ;s superb and doubtless has been the inducement for many a tourist and sportsman to leave the main line for the Teton range and the Jackson Hole country in pursuit of elk. sheep, trout and unsurpassed moun tain scenery. Owen Wister's "Virgin ian'' was glad to get out of these moun tains because, as he explained, "they're most too big." The average American, who has only a vague conception of the natural beau ties of the Kooky mountains and imag ines that real alpine forms are found only in Switzerland, must be surprised when he lirst sees the lofty peaks of the Tetons. Even a man who lias climbed the Matterhorn would think twice before daring to try Grand Teton. According to local report, this peak has been ascended only twice, in 1872 and 1804. As the snowclad mountains along the Alaskan archipelago, rising to cloud reaching heights, stand with their foot bathed in the ocean, so from a viewpoint near Asliton the Tetons, towering to the sky. rise from the bil lowy surface of a sea of golden grain. —Geological Survey Bulletin. How to Tell Parcel Post Charges. If you know the zone in which is lo-; cated the postoffice to which you desire to send a parcel post parcel you may ligure out the postage required by a simple method. If the office is in zone Xo. 1 or No. 2 add to the figure or figures represent ing the weight the numeral -i. If the weight is ten pounds the postage will be 14 cents, if it is live pounds the postage will be 0 cents, and if it is one pound the postage will be 5 cents. If the oliice is in zone No. Ö multiply the weight by - and add 4. Ii' in zone Ni 4 multiply by 4 and No. multiply by C and • i multiply by 8 and 7 multiply by 10 and it in zone add 2. If in zone N\ add 1. If in zone No add 1. If in zone No. 8 multiply by 12. This scheme is good for packages up to and including twenty pounds. It was worked out by an ingenious at tache of the Chicago postoffice. —Farm Life. A Literary Coincidence. "My father. W. ('lark Bussell." said Herbert KusseH in telling of a literary coincidence, "had finished maturing the plot of his novel. 'The Death Ship.' which is version of the legend of Vauderilcekeu. I was his amanuensis at the lime, lie said to me, 'Tomor row we will begin the story.' On the following morning when I entered his study io take his dictation of the open ing lines lie showed me a letter he had just received. It was from W. S. Gil bert. the well known dramatist, asking him why lie did not w rite a novel about the Flying luitchnian." In Court. "Do you know the nature of an oath, madaiu V" "Well, I ought to, sir. We've just moved, and my husband has been lay ing the carpets."—Philadelphia Eveil ing Ledger.