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THE HOUSE
MOTHERS'
EXCHANGE
A Unique Salad
TI*C inclosed recipe is entirely of my
jown experimental . mixing. It really
• will not take as long to prepare for
the title as it takes me- to write It out.
This is the Introductory sentence to a
letter which has pleased me so much
I Jong for room, that I may share the
pleasure with my dearly beloved con-
Etltueats. Falling tills, I lay the lovely
outer leaves aside and comet to - ihe
heart oX the salad.
Original Nebraska Salad.
On« Jarre, crisp cucumber, green and
fresh; three cr four small white stalks of
c«lery, clx firm, smooth, rtp« tomatoes,
os« email firm cabr.age, celery seed, pars
ley blanched alracafl*.
reel. «eed and chop the- encumber fine.
Put It aad the minced celery In an earthen*
-ware dish and sprinkle with a scant tea
epoor.ful of salt. Bcald and peel tomatoes.
Put ail three ingredients upon the Ice- to
chill. When ready to eerve, cut the to
matoes Into halves, remove seed* and pulp,
leaving the firm flesh. Line a cla*s dish \u25a0
Trith th» halved tomatoes, squeeze all the
liauld from oclery and cucumbers and mix
•with them a auarter teaspoonful. each, of
\u25a0white pefper and celery seed. Stuff the to
mato cells with the mixture of cucumber
and celery, leaving a small space in tho
center. Pour a spoonful of salad dressing
upon each tomato and set the dish in ie«
while you chop the cabbage: mince a few
eprics of parsley and chop fine half a cup
of blanched almond*. Put all into a dish:
toss up the remainder of the dressing and
heap in the center of the dish with the
tasatoes.
A Salad Dressing. t
Yolks of two eggs. heaping 1 tablespoonful
of sugar, & Quarter teaspoonful each of
mustard and pepper, butter the Fize of an
•egg yolk, one-quarter cup of vinegar. Cook
Ina double boiler.
U«e this for dressing the salad for \u25a0which
recipe Is given. Or you may substitute any
nice dressing you prefer
E. H. M. lAed Cloud. Neb.).
I have purposely held back the Ne
braska recipe until tomatoes and cu
cumbers should be within the reach of
the housewife of moderate means.
The formula Is unique and attractive.
Buttermilk Recipes JV anted
Can you get- for me tbs German recipe
"Comfortable stables for .their horses."
for buttermnk eoun -and for buttermilk
X>oa2 M. V. K. (Faralloue. Col.).
Our able and -willing' corps of German
ihausfrauen will see that you do cot
cask la vain, I have never seen either of
the dishea (7) for which, you are look
toff.
A Dry Cleanser
Can you tell me in next Sunday's paper
how to dry-clean striped silk and cotton
portieres at horn* 7 I cannot wash them,
as the colors run. and It would -cost more
than the curtains to send them i to the
cleaner's and hava the work done.
J. W. a (Washington. I>. C).
Had you written, Inclosing stamped
envelope, I should have let you know
sooner how impracticable It would be to
attempt an answer in next Sunday's is
sue. The time fcad passed before your
postcard arrived. If it Is not too late
to be of «ervice to you, I will say that
the portieres may be cleaned by putting
them, one el a time, into a tub of fine
white cornmeal (such as you use in
Washington), heated until you can bear
to hold your hand comfortably in it. ;
Mix, before heating it, a half cupful of
ealt with two gallirae of the meal, and
proceed to add in this proportion to the
tub of meal.
Begin with one end of a curtain and
treat with the salted meal as if you
\u25a0were washing it In suds. Go all over it
In this way. Throw away the grimy
meal; lay tha cleaned curtain in another
tub and sift clean cornmeal all over it
and between the folds. Throw a cover »
over it and .Bet aside while you tackle
the second curtain with a fresh supply of
ealted meal. This done, lay It away In
clean meal as you put aside the first.
Cover to exclude dust and leave thus for
two days. Then ehake out the meal in
the wind. If the curtains need smooth
ing out, cover with a thin old sheet,
slightly dampened', and press through it
with a hot Iron. If the work be done
faithfully, the portieres will look clean
and fresh after the ironing.
To Smoke Fish "
»: coTTPsponoent asks for a .recipe for
fTSoklng * sn . * n( l >' ou o ff er «one. Let me say
Wt an easier way to do it is this:
Clean and wash the fish thoroughly. Make
a brine with fin© ealt, and cover tha fish
Vith this. Leave it tn the brine for twelve
tours. Hang- from a v stick with elght
penay finishing nails, suspending the fish by
the tails over a alow fire of hardwood chips
for four hours. Then gradually Increase th»
beat until the fish are thoroughly heated .
and the smoke h«s penetrated every part.
T. Y. B. (East Marinette. Wis.) .
Wanted — Cheese Pie
Will you kindly publish a recipe for
cheese pie? Zt Is baked square, and resem
toles a tough custard pie. \u25a0
Also, how to blend creamed butter with
jxmnded pimentos, to use for -sandwiches?
In return I have : several splendid recipes
\u25a0which I shall be glad to contribute. If you
care to have them. "*««*%t»*>«*fe?fceftis3«
CONST AMT READER (Atlanta, Ga.).
I refer ths Query anent cheese pie to
housemothers who know what it is.
As to the second, rub the butter to a
smooth cream and blend, it with the
pimentos, which should be first scalded
and cold. Do this with a silver knife
and gradually.
Now. having proved our willingness
to meet your wishes to the best of our
ability, may - x be have those "splendid *
recipes"? SSfiBBBBHMfe
SCHOOL FOR HOUSEWIVES
OUR MAID PROTESTS
AS MIGHT have been anticipated
by any one who has made tho
chief domestic problem a care
ful and often a compulsory
study, editorials "and letters bearing
upon the subject have . excited lively
Interest in those naturally, concerned in
the debate. The relations of \ mistress
(In modern American "Madam") and
maid constitute the vexed question of
everyday life in tens of thousands of
homes. The bravest and most philo
sophical of housemothers cannot ignore
the moods and tenses of those who,
nominally or in reality, carry into . exe
cution her orders for the comfort of
her family. A sulky housemaid darkens
the domestic horizon for her. A slov
enly worker throws double responsi
bility upon the head of the house. ' - Mu
tual forbearance oils .the wheels of the
machinery, and failure on • one side in
the practice of this makes a disagree-:
able jar all along the line. None. but
my fellow-housewives will credit the
assertion that the tempers and whims
of an employe (be she housekeeper,
cook, governess or secretary)- may, and
do, affect, the happiness of the entire
family where these tempers are dis
played. Our husbands tell us, loftily,
that they are profoundly indifferent to
the moods of their employes. "So long
as a fellow does "his work properly, we
don't care a rush how he feels while
doing it. Be philosophical, my dear!
Your maid is a machine for which you
pay hard cash. Keep it in good running
order by feeding and lodging it com
fortably, and give yourself./ no more
thought in the matter. Do you suppose
I trouble my head with thoughts as to
my stenographer's wounded feelings
when I have spoken sharply or tcld her
outright that she has not done her work
well? Not a bit. of.it! Business is
business. \y"hen '. women . learn "to run
their domestic affairs as men run of
\u25a0 flees and shops, there ' will be an ; end
-ytb all this worry and everlasting
• changing of household . help." - If :he
be very plain-spoken, .he adds: "The
truth is that you women" live In a state
of virtual slaverj'. One and all, you
are afraid of your servantsl"
He has come so near the truth, if he
has not actually voiced it... that we
shrink and , grow hot in listening. ; Our,
employes have it In their power, .to ;
change the whole complexion of 'the day
for each of us. Sometimes we are fear
ful lest they may :*upset our' plans ' for (
the season,' by giving warning, In^a fit of
the aforesaid temper. Ofterier 1 we avoid
offending; them; because we harte to: bo
uncomfortable. Mrs. Boffin's " "Lor! ' let ;
. us be. comfortable!? expresses the long
MAR ION HARLAND
ing of many another woman.- The hus
band does not heedthe mood of stenbg-
rapher or clerk because he knows either
will'think twice before throwing *iip a
-good situation In a fit of petulance and;
turn himself or herself ; out into tho
world to look up another jCHb. . , :
I wag in a^magazine office the. other
day, when a stenographer brought, to
the editor a letter she had been ordered
to write.
"Ttiis»won't do at &IU" was thedecl
eion of the chief afiter. reading it. "There,
are four mistakes, in half a page. You*'
have spelled a word wrong, and"—strik
ing th^-erivelope with his finger— "you
have addressed it to 'Maryland, Vlr
ginia'l Take it back and be more care
ful!" - :
The girl colored to the eyes, took the
discarded letter with a word of ; humble
apology and went back to her desk.
Whereupon I remarked, to - the. editor:
"If your wife were to speak to her cook
.in that way, she would have to get her.
own breakfast tomorrow. ' The cook
would leave on the spot!" " : t
-"Probatoly." Bmillng and c 001 .., "We
train our employes differently. r'And"—
this with impressive -significance— "that
girl knows j that If jj She throws up her
.Job for any such reason she will flnß.lt
hard to get another." \u25a0. [ - • , ','
I 'l said: -'. ".You" have put your finger
upon the weak spot in 5 . our domestic ma
: chiriery.". . -;• •'•\u25a0, '•"-"'. .\u25a0 ' . . .'- I'C ..'
Until we housemothers, as an' order,
are true to one another,' there' is no '•
hope of stability in domestic service.' - ;
• I am moved to write ; again -upon 1 this',
subject— so full; of vital and practical -
import to employer and ennploy ed— by a
flood of r letters fronT the latter class
that seem ;.to demand respectful atten
\u25a0 tion. I say* "respectful,','/ arid with" in
tention. The person, be it man or wom
an, who takes my. money in return:for
work honestly dbne ' is as respectable in
his or her position as I am in mine. Let
me remark in this | connection that, in
over half a ;ceritUryj of ' active house- .
\u25a0wifery I have had but two: instances pf
Impertinent ; speech directed- to myself. :
[In engaging an employe I ; say : "I can
.not keep any "one in -my employ who
must be scolded. I ask no ; to' speak
more respectfully to me 'than I speak;
to him or to her." 'And I mean', just
\u25a0 what I say. •' .' " ', t ,
Pardon the personal allusion I How
well | ttie | principle has worked I have
said.^ ;, :'. •;. \u25a0 \u25a0".? \u25a0 .'.A* . \u25a0\u25a0 .":\u25a0\u25a0.":•:-• \u25a0-. ,- -
PEESONAL EXPERIENCE I '
Now for 'our batch letters, or as
many, of them as we have room for" in
our contracted Corner. \u0084.*-.
Until their '.superiors ; in education : and :
social , station ; ceaso to deprecate^-the quiet';
work of; tho" household "as \u25a0'bellttlinß" and'
"menial,'.' can we; 'expect young, women
who must earn their; livlhs* to make volun
tary.cholce of It? - \ .' ,
I quote the editor's question, and I must
. say that it. "hits 'the*nail*on;the;head.'!. /
But ' permit" one who'; has had -experience
to differ as regards " superiority in ' ; educa- :
tion. In : the past jl l have : done housework
.:- for ten ' years/ and fI i found that ( the \u25a0 more .'
ducated my employ«»rs^; were 'the .?- better^
; they treated < me, and - ; i in one 'Instance.'
where i thai members : of : the. family ; wereTall 'y
educated, •". I \u25a0 :.was - ; "made one \u25a0\u25a0". of _
them," ' literally, -f Here ;I - must : add that "
my ; own edncatlori .Is 7 fairly", g00d,., and:
\u25a0'_:. having ; had ."access U>\ some^of Jthe'^best;;
books r publlshedr-'am .. not entirely ' Ignorant ;•
upon some i subjects. ll ' 1 1 came \ from Sweden
, when very , young.t and ! took *up • studies •In =
.: the \u25a0 English • grammar. \u25a0? etc.; as ; soOn as a bla
-. to 6peAk : the language, k 1 And \u25a0 '\u25a0 let i. me - tell :
you , right ? here : that some : of the t natives— '..
: yea, a goodly, number of ;thenv^do nor know !
very- much more? about :.thei English gram- :
mar than Idid.thedai'Jl lsnded.... . :-i \u25a0
;;."•- This statement " Includes f the -; rich las i well '4
; : as tho poor,: employers ;and^ employed.-* One 'v
young. rpretty.> girl ' whom ?I * met $In I one ; of - ;
"our:- American-;cltles";could*snot'«readsrona'
/ word. & Yes, i she £ was": an r- VAnaerican.V/v Of i '
course, .she \ could; not "i -Trite,', either." j: When
— : r. landed >I • had j at ; least -a? fair j knowledge ; "
of my -own ; language. ?i So .'.'.'the, natives'*?:
"A maid's sleeping room.'
nad. TJBttet "TooJt tohoms" . before* pitying '
the Ignoranti foreigners." ySAbe? _> V t
j ! But this Is 'dlgresalns'^Vrhe'polnj.; I wfcjti
r ).to make !s that a '"superior education should
make people' less : snobbish. \'-\ .' .\u25a0;*\u25a0;"-\u25a0.'"\u25a0 '\u25a0-
.\u25a0\u25a0':.. As for my experience while a "servant," \u25a0
\ must say that ; I 'was treated/. . Other- '.\u25a0;..
\u25a0 wise ; I would \ not \u25a0 stay, very ;.longf- : and ;tho>,>:
people kpew it. - My I; could .plant to- J !
suit myself. I suppose vhat-myiernpioyers ?:
'found that " they could trust me,' and - 1 wa« .*".
usually told I "!'wa» '"thes bestf'cobk they
ever had" and the : "best ; natured." 'So :'
.that. helped some. :, '\u25a0'... •; \u0084- 4i4 i - '-..
.; Finally • my ambition-led nii/tcr take up .-\u25a0.'.
shorthand,, and I _ had'for. Beveraivyears-had f/
"a good position as stenographer 'fct'the time |t
sof . my marriage.,; .-Excepting "tho -short- >
hand, I knew. Just \ as much j while working > .
In the kitchen as 1 "did \as a stenographer,
and many a wealthy : mistress and -poor. «
maid, have I helped ;wlth; wlth their letter writ- /.
-Ing and spelling. *(And-Ia ! foreigner!)
I used to laugh/ mi my sleeva at th« In- ;
i-congruity of .it. "\ And .'now, at: the last.
: let me tell you\ something that may throw |
| a-llttle light upon the problem.''
\u25a0 'I never could i get. over \u25a0 the bftck-door . ;;,
Idea, and I often wonder l.ow other gins
feel about It. ;ln» very new -.-families— >-r
among them the highly ..ducated one men- -
tloned abovfc— the front; door waa not con
oldered too good for mp; toyenter. \WJjI 1
• could not these wealthy, people, . who build
fancy kennels for. their dogs— i.e.. unless
i the .latter sleep on silken cushions in the
parlor or boudoir— and warm, comfortable
r stables for their horses, why -could \u25a0\u25a0^\u25a0J- < :
should they not build a little side door -w
and furnish a sittlni? room for their help,
: ; especially .If the latter 1 s sleeping ' oonv be
cold? AndViby the, way, why 3hould they
'not be heated? \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0-: :\u25a0" "\u25a0•\u25a0\u25a0 \u2666 ' A " -"-Li. -" "'.kiJ-* : -'-''
Am I getting too* eloquent? The subject Q
:in hand seems to mo inexhaustible. I am \u0084-
•'glad it troublea.me-no more.' \u25a0-_-'-_•;_
A DAUGHTER OF THE VIKINGS (De- .
:/ : > troit). ; "\u25a0\u25a0".\u25a0;\u25a0 ?'(• .-.-' . - \u25a0'\u25a0;\u25a0 ; ' ".\u25a0 \u25a0 \u25a0-.
.; A well-written letter!; And the chi
rography would do-credlt.to a teacher ;
of J penmanship. Is irre- \
poachable. I can readily believe -that
the clever writer coached , -her. :mis
tres3es(nominal)iri epistolarjr efforts.
'\u25a0!\u25a0\u25a0", ANOTHER ;SrDE v .".'.....
I* wish '\u25a0', l. could -know,:one or two
things touching the present environ-^; •
ment / and conduct of .'our imported : l
daughter of the yiuingsl ; _ As, for In-, „
stance, if she does her own housework,^ <
arid If so. if she docs not' find' it con- .^
\u25a0 venlent to -use : the side or thft back •
door • when' she enters 'from i- the street, ;.;;
and wishes to go-at' once Jto the part :"
of the bouse where her work is to;be _
done?. : If :sh'e does not, upon her re-,:
turn from market,' layoff hat_and coat
in the-laundry or kitchen,, instead of .
going all the 'way; upstairs? The "idea : \'
that; to enterrby the -back door is
anything hut convenient' to the work-"
er in the back of the house,. or in the'
basement, "and implies degradation, is
new to me.' In. New-: England villages ,
' the front door :\ is seldom opened ""ex- 'y
cept- for visitors. Menand women use ; "
the back. door, from choice.'
.-Again; if the ex-stenographer^ "keeps ;
a maid." what: is her ''•attitude/'towardU"
her?, V "We have ;" her own confession^,
that the thoroughbred employer. treats, j
employes : more courteously than the
purse-pVoudl vulgarian coimportS; her-' \u25a0;
J self -.toward her j? servants; : Does^thje \u0084
dayghter of \ the Cvikings -sit ijdown to
table with. the woman who ihas cooked
the;dinner for. the husband and^wife,;
i and\ who" must go .to the. trouble .ot
] changing, her^ dress • before- she - joins ;! ! .
and make' another "• change when ;,
the meal \ is over V and : she -would -re^' ".j
. sume; her work?. Do the" three 'spend '/.;
their eyenlngsUbfirether'.;ln';jth"V^parlo'r?:^'
"If the (rule;; do they'flrid jthie r ,
": companionship^'agreeable?! Would not"
j thej maid ; be \u25a0 more at :'ease . in her." cozy feV
kltch en, chatting; with companions Of %'
\u25a0_ her own', selection ? i .; '
,;>T^re are divers : sides to this vexed 7,
1 :" \u25a0. :^.::-«---."v ; :;v^ "•: : ';"• :::..vvc«-r
H°" r ' ne^t ' letter.^ brings one-.: into; ,
,-sight: " ':••_* - '• i,
U'i;^ fhouid ;: Just Viike- 'to .ask - you writers >:„
\u25a0 wno think I you 1 ; know •iso I much -about ihow.vi ,
we maids feel | and ' how J we« ought for: to I be- >V
\u25a0 ff a yey e ''- how I you'd? like ? to < be \u25a0 told I what I Umttß
Bto .go- 1 to • bed m and » what i time * to ,' get -i up. « .>
: -*tiW a ,;",•'. °nce Ina; blue ) moon . you \u25a0 happen ; to -,•'<
:[.; \u25a0lay out a little laU at a dance, how you'd:
fe«l;tohav«, her come Into th« kitchen next
day,'; arid J tell you - tt' wai -your business to
have given;. notice that: you wouldn't be In
\u25a0tintll 2 "o'clock; ln the morning? Why. ber
daughters may be out all hours, and He in
beduntll llnext day. and it's all right.
'\u25a0;'\u25a0. Just ;thls. morning she says to me. In her
V; meacbing klnd'of way: "Jane. . It Isn't no
| * ways . good for ! your helth tto set . up> so
j late every ; night, : I hear you come In after .
- . midnight ; five nights In fa. week,, and next
"•- day i your eyes are heavy. ,and .- you have
headaches nearly, ali the time. ; It: will In
.;' J ura I your helth , ' ' ; aay • she. & ' ' And * th«re' 8
I j another thing what I've be«n meaning to
I sspeark r abbtit. Jana. I don' t object to your
'/having company In the kitchen. ;Tou know
' (that. :- But when* they, stay a« late as som« :
• of : 'em does.", and laugh " and'^ talk so loud.
p S we , can hear - them /all the way upstairs. It
.-\u25a0;; isn't noways pleasant, speahlally when th«
* young 'ladles: has co'mpny . Into- the , parlor."
. says she. BAt \ that .•! couldn' t help crylpu.
.1 was that hurt, and I aaya. '.'We | girls are
flesh an" blood, same as her daughters, and
It Isn't \to be expected 'w« shouldn't go
and have a little fun after slaving like
'; dogs Into a hot kitchen all day." '
, I want you should print this, along with
what other thines ; you say V about us . In ;
your paper. It's time somebody speaks up
':?'. \u25a0 for -iua - that's, as good, as -the •'young
• ladies I .' she talks' of. 1 could have throwed •
/the teaklttle- at her when; she said that.
\u25a0\u25a0':\u25a0-'.'\u25a0 I am a born American girl. . and^l hay« -.
•J, f riens >as * rich as , her . living In Chicago. •';
.'•\u25a0: Only myfather has ben .unfortnate, and I
"•have to earn mv living. ...... .- - -- '
i Ther is somethinKr wrong somewhere In
- this land. where the polertlclans are all .
"the lime tellln us everybody- Is free j *nd -
* '"- equel. -\u25a0 "' -' -'\u25a0\u25a0"-\u25a0 ''"\u25a0•'. \u25a0\u25a0'-.-.-..\u25a0 ,\u25a0\u25a0 '- v*- »> --
\u25a0 I am writing to you to say I am le^-ingmy
E place tomorrow, and I want somebody what 1
reads this to tell me where I can, get a %
place where I'll get : my rights. I am Just ;
: as • well educated as he-r daughters, and a
plaguey • slffht better-looking. But because."
their father, has money, and my poor "dear
papa has lost his. they ar» "young ladles" , ;
; !|g^ij§®!i|? Wew Tork city); / ;
V The foregoing, letter is hero tran
; scribed .verbatim et literatim -from the
original. '"Said y original, ' I remark, in
passing, written -upon cream-laid
\u25a0 paper, bearing, an engraved addr«s»--_
:presumably ; , that of .the house 'Janetta;
was leaving upon : the day .of ;her wrlt
" Ing. 1 1 do "not Imagine that she went to
— the expense ; of .having- -her ; "own sta
'V- tioriery .' sta mped ' thus ; . when ': the con
fvsideredther .residence^ In -East Seyenty
i ;nfth!'street: as •Hkely^to"; be of (uncertain
rj length/ Let us hope : that "she borrowed .
'-.'. the . paper and envelope from one : of the
'\u25a04, family. ?") It Is hardly probable that she
. ; \u25a0"]. mehti'dried to whom the valedictory was
'to be sent > '- J . ;- , \u25a0;..'. '"> . : ;,, " ...
?-S:;FORPLBASTrEE:.ONi^ ; ,
; Yet 'l do not feer-inclihed to ridicule
her or the letter. \ Instead, I am sick at
I heart ; at the j thought".' that ' the mistaken J
girl may. represent: hundreds"in her walk
\u25a0 of life. \u25a0I ' had \u25a0 one of like : caliber last
\u25a0 : , summer, r who ; told me ' frankly, j,when, I
-had ; nursed - her -through . a week's [ 111
:. ness, brought- on by _. dancing, all. night,,
.;. ; and: all day,; when she had. asked' per-^
•*. mission to spend .a - Sunday *in \u25a0 town in
I ;'i; the i heat of summer: - "I - live JusV for
1 1 " must : have ~i a. swing and a
o' 'bust-out', just so often or I'd die of. the
t^blues.'V'V; ''\u25a0 \u25a0'\u25a0'"' •\u25a0•'•\u25a0-.• \u25a0'\u25a0 '\u25a0'\u25a0 -'"'\u25a0\u25a0 ' '- '• \u25a0 ;
':'\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 She Iwas In sober, and \u25a0. not disrespect
ful, earnest. ;\u25a0 She" stated -a plain -fact ' ;
Our third letter Is;- brief and; strong.
. All the": writing and VpTeachlng you peo
:'.\u25a0\u25a0•>pie \u25a0• who » write •? for the ; papers and; talk to
. working can* do. > wont < make ime.be-,
•i.t."- llevo ". that ~ a t ; good - = Lord ,-• ever v meant '\u25a0 for «
\u25a0 • ' . <uaa to - wear '- our olives s- out •. In " shops and .
kitchens ' while itfolkaa whs -are- not -a«blt
\u25a0} \u25a0} \u25a0' better ; than *we \u25a0* are. can \u25a0", roll i around ' In ..
. .':autos,"- go -to^ theaters^ and ; parties i and •
: • ; dress *• In -i, fine clothes r and - eat . • the fat of .
: :i,-.the;-;land»an-thelr Uvtes. --. . .
i : ;il ? get ? out » of : catience ' with it ; all. \u25a0 J When
. i we . women set the i right to vote, our .votes l
\u0084 ; ; i: will lie as Rood -as * yours. <:. What -: I '..• want
> • you . to : tell tme \u25a0 Is ; why we are. ; not ' as L good
\u25a0.\u25a0-:* aa \u25a0> you ~ are "nowV';?--'-^*, •••: \<-:-.t _> ..-., .--. \u25a0\u25a0 .
-v , _ ; A GERMAN (Chicago) .' , ; , ;
'.r^'-.r; As ; good- in -\u25a0 many;. ways, and perhaps
v^farrbetterv In: some, Cthan-il shall.: ever"
/ : be. -So. r ; may, consider myself the equal
i';.'_in a the; sight \u25a0of Him .who "made us
;• • both-rof J.the^queen ,'of , England. \u25a0. But I
I '.might ? live Jcoirif ortabli'Vand j as -respect-.
i^ably |as j" she"* all ? niyj days, 'within : sight ;
of s her t palace,'^ and -t never /expect %to '[
Cv asked i to •; dine with j. her. : v • She I has t her i
>^atation .and 111 1 ; have ; mine.": There is ' dla- \u25a0
"Wealthy people build fancy kennels."
parity of positions, but this does not cf
necessity imply inferiority, in either.
If my next-door neighbor in London
were<a : duchess, we should- probably
remain strangers to one another if wo
lived side by "side for ten years. Sh»
would, have her circle of, friends, her
pursuits "and 1 her . amusements, and I
should have mine. Neither would b©
contented if our relative places' were
changed. . ;'
I wish I could _ hope that anything I
say, lor # thJnk, or do could : clear j your
mind of suspicious and hard thoughts
of thoae whom Providence has set in a
different sphere from yours. Believe
me, you \u25a0 have no truer friends .than
some *of those you almost hate because
their- worldly circumstances are unlHte
yours, and 1 may seem on the surface
to be; happier. '.' - ; \u0084 '
There is an old rhyme I learned when
a child you would. do well to fasten in
your mind and to act upon it when dis
posed *tb envy the state of ,' those who
appear more fortunate. than yourself:
Honor and shame from no condition rise.
Act well your part. There all the honor lies.
v Five other letters dealing with this
. subject remain unanswered for. lack of
room and' because they would add noth
ing to'the merits or demerits of the case.
They are from women— all of them— and
more : illiterate \in diction, more violent
In': tone than those we \u25a0', have selected.
To .edit - would be to ; rewrite them. ' I
have printed the "three chosen from the
budget without the alteration of a word
or letter.!;
Convinced as I am that there are some
maids ,/ In % domestic service who . are
passably content with their lot in. life.
; an*, who -are not perversely ,b«nt upon
considerijxgr. their * empioyera as their
natural enemies, I .call upon them to
cast ; a \ ray of^sunshihe 4 v pon the pic
>ture. . Is It,, then,' tr^e .that it Is a part
of the ..'lprof esslon" ' to "': regard them
selves .; as -downtrodden and .defrauded
by their. ffelloW-women? \ Is ': there not .
among 'our; readers f one • cook, chamber
maid/vwaitress" or maid of all work who
will .avow that she is kindly : treated in
sickness: 1 and^ in health; that ber,wages
are fair and promptly Tpald^, and she
herself as comfortable in mind, body and
estate; as the average factory, "hand" or
shop-girl? \u0084"•;-\u25a0 ':- *v- -..-.', r ».'---y^^te*
>. Are American "Madams" all monsters
of greed ; and , superciliousness and \u25a0 self- .
ishness?; 1 - :'\u25a0..,:\u25a0\u25a0:.:\u25a0\u25a0'-.' .. '.-- \u25a0" ; ,'-'-:;
The Exchange pauses for a reply.
\u25a0- - r.-r v .\u25a0. \u25a0- . ~"*^^- — '
The. San Francisco Sunday CaH
FAMILY
MEALS FOR A
WEEK
SU2JDAY
BREAKFAST.
Strawberries* cereal and crtam, finnan
hadclie. -jopovers. tcasf , loa and coffee.
LUNCHEON.
Jellied bouillon in cup* cold boiled
mutton, sliced and warmed In caper sauca
(left over from Saturday). Saratoga chrpa.
tomato a?plc and lettuce salad, crackers
and cheese, cup custards. cak«. tea.
§,-*^v£ DINNER. *
. Glasgow broth (based upon liquor ia
which mutton was boile<]>. roast beef as
l«ragus. browned ' potatoes, strawberry
shortcake, black coffee.
MONDAY
breaxfaStt.
. Oraages. cereal and cream, baeotf. boiled
. eggs. Frecch rolls, toast, tea and coffee. *
LUNCHEON.
Scallop of mutton, macaroni and toma
toes (a left-over), baked potatoes, whol* , -
wheat bread, radishes, -starved rnusarb ana \
cookies, tea. •
DINNER.
Yesterday** soup. yesterday* roast.
' warmed over ha Its own gravy with th«
addition cf shredded nuts and sultana
raisin s: stewed canned corn. creameJ
onions, wine Jelly and cake, blade coCea.
TUESDAY
BREAKFAST.
Stewed cranes, cereal and CTeam. breaded
and fried epss. baked cream toast. -whoU
wheat bread, tea and colte*.
LUNCHEON.
Stew cf beef and onion.* (a left-over),
stuffed potatoes, lettuce- sandwiches, or
anges sliced and sugared, cake. tea.
• DINNER.
-Potato soup, veal cutlets -with tomato
sauce, spinach, mashed turnips, straw
berries and cream. lady fingers* black
WEDNESDAY
BREAKFAST.
Strawberries, cereal and cream, bacon*
rica muffins, toast, tea and coffee.
LUNCHEON.
M lace of v«al on toast (a left-over), po-
tato cakes, baked welsh rabbit, warm gin
gerbread and cheese, tea.
• DINN'BR.
Spinach soud fa left-over), cannelon of
hambunrer steaks garnished with water
cress*, atrin* beans, beet*, baked Indian
t meal saddisx. black coffee. .
THTJBSBAY
"BREAKFAST.
Grapefruit, cereal and cream, bacon and
- fried apples, graham cams, toast, tea and -
cofTee. -
UJJICHEOX. *
\u25a0 Yesterday's cannelon. sliced and! cold;
fried potatoes, aulck biscuits, eaten first
with toe meat.. and aj a dessert, with
honey; milk and cocoa.
DINNER. • ; 'ft'
Tomato soup, curry of lamo, boiled rlc*»
Iced bananas eaten with curry, tried oy *•
tsr plane, tapioca pudding, black coffee. -^
FRIDAY
; BREAKFAST.
Oranges, cereal and cream, sal: mackerel,
stewed rotatoes. bread and butter, .toast.
tea and coffee. . - *
LUNCHEON.
Shadroe croquettes.- salad of string beasa
and beets (a lett-over). crackers and cheese,
oread and Jam. pudding, tea.
DINNER.
\u25a0 Clam broth, shad, with lemon sauc«:
mashed DQtatoes, souffle of canned green
peas, sliced pineapple and «ake. blaci
coffee. .
SATURDAY
% BREAKTASrr.
Strawberries. - cereal and cream, plata
omelet served with grated caeca*, corn
bread, toast, tea and coffee.
LUNCHEON.
Stew of curried lamb and rlc* (-% left
oven, potato puff (a left-over), toasted
. combread - from breakfast; Junket and
gingerbread, tea.
DINNER.
Veal and sago brota. beefsteafc and kid
ney pie. fried carrots. celery knobs, mac
aroni padding without.«gx». black coffe« ~
;
For the Cook
ALWAYS put a cauliflower In cold
water, so as to draw out any- In
sects. If salt is added to the
water, it kills the insects and thay are
left In; the vegetable.
When buying nutmegs choose small
ones in preference to large one*, aa they
have a nicer flavor. To test me' qual
ity, prick them with a needle. If. they
are good, the oil will instantly spread
round the puncture.
To clean a porcelain^ kettle, fill it
half-full'With'' hot water, and put in a
tablespoonful, of powdered borax; let
It; boil.. If this" does not remove all
the; stains, scour with a cloth rubbed
with soap and borax.
When making puddings, always beat vA
the yolks and white 36t eggfe separately*.-m
and use the whites as the last ingre-"-^
dient When tin moulds. are used for '
boiling or steaming 1 puddings, remember
tc grease the cover of the mould. a» -
well as the mould itself with butter. In
order to get,the pudding to come easily
from * the mould,' plunge : th» , latter to
cold water,for a:moment-, •

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