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TALK OF MILK - "THE PERFECT FOOD"
"Our ioremothers maintained that milk should be kept in broad, open vessels." THAT is what they call It! Chemists (old "wives" In the "fables" we are now taught to discount disdainfully) and up to-date writers upon dietetics concur in the verdict: Milk is the one and only article of diet that should be as similated by every human stomach. Treatises and items are 'written upon milk. Legislators make special laws defending the purity of v.-hat the milkman hawks from door to door in town, and the farmhand pumps from the udders into a pall that may or may not be clean, with hands that are sel dom washed between dinner and sup per. ATier reading columns I topped by "scare heads" and pages bristling •with statistics, one might expect the thomghtful student to fee! something akin to reverence in surveying the milkman's cargo, and to handle cne'3 cream jug: respectfully. IN OLDEN TIMES Coming down to everyday facts, milk is as sadly misused as any other article of food. In the times when we lived in houses of our own and had pantries, and, if we dwelt apart from towns, even joyed In the possession of real storerooms and closets with windows in them that could be opened at will, canny housemothers held certain notions' concerning milk that were discarded with the incoming of the Sood of folk for whom room must be made by abolishing separate resi dences and economizing- ground space. Our foremothers maintained that milk should be kept in broad, open vessels In a cool place, free from dust and be left undisturbed from the time It was strained Into the shining pans until the thick cream was daintily skimmed off. If the milk .were pure and rich, there was a second rising, and this, when removed to the cream crock, left the milk less blue than much that is sold to us for table use. According to the dairy rules of that era, cream did not rise freely unless It had air. In Ihe "scientific" dairy of today It is still "separated" from open vessels, shallow and wide in pro portion to their height MODEEN METHODS ARE DIFFEBENT Flat-dwellers and cottagers get the perfect food in covered bottles, and set it away in refrigerators, without lift ing from the surface the thin paper cut to flt the mouth of the flask, and de signed to shield the contents from dust and germs. Our grandmothers would have cried ' out hysterically upon such "shiftless methods." The truth is that we could do nothing wiser In the change of circumstances. Milk is a ready ab sorbent of odors and. (inevitably, of cerms harmful to the human spccJes. To leave it la an open vessel In the m-Ddern refrigerator, and a near neigh bor to meats, salads, fruits and cooked vegetables, is to invite infection. The milkman buildcd better than he knew In devising the air-proof paper cover ing for his wares. You should leave it in place until th© bottles are drawn from the refrigerator to be emptied for use. Tou do better still to leave in place the corks that are sometimes set over the paper C2sing. It was said by them of olden time that the cream would not rise% satisfactorily unless it had air. We must content ourselves with the "top of the bottle," and not risk germs and incipient putrefaction fey exposing the milk to such air as we breathe. Tou cannot be too careful about let ting the contents of the Cask stand upon the kitchen table after opening it; Milk "turns" with amazing rapidity .when taken from the ice and left in a warm room. This same "turning" is the hotisewife"s bugbear. She encourages it by taking the bottle or pan from Icebox I or cellar half an hour before the milk is to go to the table or be cooked. , The path to drinking glass or saucepan should be as short as it can be made. One of the numberless stubborn verl- Hf s « at £ lye the lie direct to scientific theories, however stoutly bolstered they may he by demonstration and learned 212£ s> *f.v; b *f* the P eriect f°od does not agree with all. of us. About once in a SCHOOL FOR HOUSEWIVES decade an eccentric baby is born whose unruly stomach refuses to be comforted by the mother's milk or any ingenious substitute containing milk." He. must be brought up on barley water or other • starchy foods. He flies in the face, of •law and gospel by the untoward be havior. All the same, the idiosyncrasy is not to be disputed. Perhaps one child in a thousand, after passing babyhood, cannot drink milk, and really dislikes it. This es tablished, it Is folly to force the per fect food upon him or her. It is a pity, always, for nature decrees that young things should be nourished, flesh, bona and muscles, by the, lacteal fluid that 6tands In every tongue and land as the ej'inbol of healthful sustenance. It is highly probable that the fugitives from Egyptian bondage had lost most of their flocks and herds In the desert, where they would not have found bread but for the miracle of the manna, before they encamped where they beheld a cross, "the swelling flood," the land . flowing with milk and honey. Litera ture, sacred and secular, abounds with proverbial sayings that prove the clue of the one, only and perfect diet. "The sincere milk of the word," "the milk of human kindness," are specimens of hundreds of phrases confirming the fact of general faith in its universal vir tues. Yet there are adults, sane and normal in all else, who cannot digest milk. It makes them bilious; It causes ' heartburn; it is too laxative, or maybe too astringent. "Whatever the plea, truth underlies Jt Certain digestions refuse to assimilate tha vaunted natural sustenance of all mankind. WHEN MILK/ DISAGREES That milk, however fresh and rich, is to some a bile-engendering diet is not to be questioned. In such a case, if it be considered.- expedient: for one .to drink* Jt regularly, the addition of a tear spoonful of lim«water "to each glassful will counteract the evil tendency and not affect the taste unpleasantly. Mothers who are made uneasy by the breaking out of a red rash upon the bodies of nursing or feeding babies, apr parently in perfect health, may- find. a cure In this simple precaution^ The olkali combines pleasantly with the oily properties of the milk and makes it digestible. I -provoke contradiction in asserting that cot one person in ten drinks milk properly. I read a while ; ago in : a popular novel by a famous author of a skilled nurse who gave' a glass- of. tnllk to a typhoid patient \ which *'he swal lowed at a gulp." Had the nurse under stood her duty she would ; havo insisted he ehould sip it slowly and ta-VV'a lorig time in . getting it down. \u25a0 The gulp left it a haid ; curd, in the "stomach. -j I suspect 'that mucn of - the discomfort attendant upoa a milk-fed diet with MARION HARLAND those with' whom "it does not agree"- is due to neglect of this simple rule. Teach children, from the first, that milk- must be drunk in a leisurely fashion, with long breathing pauses between" the sips. Iced milk, swallowed; by the half pnit on .a warm day, when one, is hot and thirsty, cannot but; induce indigestion. It ; should ". never be inflicted upon an erarpty stomach." A slice of bread- or a FAMILY MEALS POSR A -WEEK v , —' : STTNDAY '\u25a0 1 .'"/. "-:•\u25a0 '- • BREAKFAST. ; ' ; ; : - \ Raspberries and currants, cereal and cream, flshballs, cornmeal muffins, toast, , tea and coffee. -' -'* \u25a0 \u25a0:..-:\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 -•£,"•; v.r. \ luncheons ; . Barbecued ham. 11 toasted . muffins .;= from . breakfast. « tomato' and * lettuce salad, • thin ' whole wbeat bread and butter, cake \u25a0 and \u25a0 cream ; cheesa } • iced - lemonade. ~ \u25a0-': .-.•-; \u25a0\u25a0';\u25a0; \u25a0: • ; \u25a0:\u25a0 DINNER. :.->.;•: '\u25a0;\u25a0:\u25a0' . Cream ;of lettuce i «oup, v ; , roast beef and Yorkshire puddln*. stufted ecsplant.browned potatoes, homemade , "fruit surprise," cake, "-'black coffee.t -.\u25a0\u25a0;\u25a0... :- . - ?.. •.;•-'->••\u25a0. \u25a0-\u25a0--:\u25a0. --v.... .\ : ,\:;^ « MONDAY :'; .•> \u25a0 £ . BREAKFAST. '._- -Orangei/ cereal and cream, broiled '\u25a0 bacon, ' . French rolls, radishes, toast, tea and coffee. ;\u25a0\u25a0-. :#\u25a0\u25a0 ' \u25a0 :\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0.;\u25a0:--,\u25a0 luncheon;* ;r .t,- •;.' • Cold ham, ' trg : and ;: lettuce salad, heated , '\u25a0;•; ;: crackers and cheese, steamed brown bread. ; baked custard and cookies, Jced tea. :;:•: •\u0084;,:d inner: ; jj,_ \u25a0•;.;, ;... . •.: *. ar^? n PPea,, ea ,' Bou P-: yesterday's. roast ; re-" S ehauffe aU. Mllanaige (with sultana raisins and pin© nuts, or shredded almonds •-. in : «£*^y). «cs"oped eggplant > (a .--left-over).^ chopped and browned potatoes (a left-over). " pineappla jelly. . sponge ; cake, -, black . coffee! > "r~ : ' : :-y"- : TUESDAY': ' - t , BREAKFAST.^ "v. ' . ' Stewed • rhubarb, 'cereal : and '" cream, '; biscuit,; nibbled between sips, tones tho ' digestive apparatus tt ; its work. \ For uncounted generations the best V substitute for the natural nourishment of the young of the human species was held to be cow's milk, dilutee 1 with one third part of N hot water and^ slightly - sweetened. Then arose -the scientific dietist in tho ', majesty /of modern re search and taught -us to sterilize milk . into the exact; component parts and proportions of mother's milk. Thou sands of babies were saved alive yearly "(or so tv 6 believed)' by this system. In : this twentieth century we are Informed by thcs« same wiseacres^-or. their im mediate 'successors-*- that, milk should be pasteurized, if "we would get the full values of the perfect food. Sterilizing . was a blunder throughout, they would have us comprehend. In sheer despair how- to handle this twig of our subject, I\u25a0, call - upon our- own \u25a0 competent and patient staff ; of chemical experts and physicians to instruct . ,us in the mys teries of ; pasteurizing. We learned read ily I and gratefully how . to sterilize the baby's food, and S as Is have, said, he appeared to our dull 'eyes to thrive thereupon. We bought- sterilizers, and bacon, broiled tomatoes, eraham biscuits, tcast, tea and coffee, .vj- \u25a0\u25a0.-"\u25a0 - "\u25a0 " LUNCHEON. , i \u25a0 Beef stew . (a \u25a0 left-over), stuffed potatoes, ; : cress and \u25a0-. cottage ' cheese '.ealad, crackers \u25a0 heated, , berries 'and- cream, lady fingers, ' \u25a0 tea. :. - : --..-•-.\u25a0 ..---',: . :•-'.• ' ..\u25a0•.'\u25a0 ,-..,; -DINNER. ... •>''-" ; ?-^ißHi Yesterday's soup with the . addition of tCH ' ; \u25a0 matoes,- breaded ' mutton chops.- groen peas, beets, macaroni puddins with curran* sauce,.- -black coffee. \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0.-:-:\u25a0.-'\u25a0-.\u25a0>.-\u25a0••\u25a0.\u25a0 \u25a0'-.\u25a0;\u25a0 \ ; r' •'--:\u25a0; -TV;- ';" WEDNESDAY , ',/' , '\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 -\u25a0\u25a0''\u25a0- \u25a0\u25a0" •\u25a0"\u25a0••\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 nnviTrt 1 a' «T k '''\u25a0"\u25a0''\u25a0 *•\u25a0•'•'\u25a0\u25a0 \u25a0 •'"'\u25a0"' '•\u25a0': -Blackberries, ,t cereal • and * cream. 1 panflsh, " potato -biscuits, toast, tea and coffee. ' -.CJ.LIWCHEbN.': ; r.V' ;< , : :--.' : -v' \u25a0 ; i. Plain omelet; stewed potatoes, beet ... and l;X lettuce salad, thtn bread and butter.* crack- -•* «rs and cheese. . canned pineapple, cake, tea. :^^'Xs">.': : ;;*.; dinner. ,;'',Z : ;:; ~%\] ftijlpi "/Cleap.- tapioca .' soup/y Brunswick stew '\u25a0-•- ] <ÜBtns t one : fowl), j rice ; croquettes.', spinach,' \u25a0 berry dumplings with ; hard sauce, black COffee. \u25a0 : -v-. r . .-.-.\u25a0 v -.-.- .;.•\u25a0\u25a0-. \u25a0 :', - . ._\u25a0 • \u25a0 THURSDAY "J \u25a0\u25a0'\u25a0\u0084-.:,-.\u25a0- "• . \u25a0 — \u25a0 -.--,?•.\u25a0\u25a0?. \u25a0\u25a0.'.-". ... VBREAKFAST.v ,; ..: ; : .;_i\' .-_ ': Grajwfniit. :\u25a0 ; cereal ?? and >.'.'; cream. \u25a0'/>\u25a0 bacon, \u25a0 \u25a0 .'\u25a0 i "Oiled s eggs. ; hominy j muffins.- toast, \ tea ; and ' r; * \u25a0.>' \u25a0 v.. V--/- .'.'\u25a0; ; luncheon. -:\u25a0[.', '\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 '- \u0084 - ; Brunswick^\u25a0tew.;' (warmed over). : baked ;A when our bantlings outgrew bottle and* feeding cup, we passed the patented treasure on to our poorer, and ignorant neighbors/ Are there' patent pasteur izers? And in what does the difference v between the old wrong way- and the new right way consist? \u25a0 \u25a0 Another blow to former belief and cus tom is" dealt when the inailk of ona cow'. 1 theory.. is exploded. "We used to rest secure_ that we > were doing .the lat . \u25a0 cst and best thing \u25a0 for our babies in /making sure that each nursling got daily and constantly the milk from one cow; selected as especially healthy and . well fed." Mothers went to Infinite pains . to assure themselves of these essen tials, to the little one's welfare. Often we went out of town a month earlier " in the season than was our wont, to settle ourselves where there could .be no doubt on this point. In my own country home one particular- cow was | known ; familiarly as "baby's foster mother." The milk drawn from her .was kept by Itself, and the child had no -other. In the city, we thought we secured the "same end :by paying two or three ! cents extra a quart for "one cow's milk" from : honest (?) '.venders, who got sup plies straight from the country and kept ,;the "one cow's" elixir -oZ life in a sepa rate can "on the wagon. My optimism is of a stubborn strain, but it had &\u25a0 staggering blow early one morning ' when, chancing to look out of my win- ' dow. into the quiet street, I espied the honest countryman filling the reserved little can from one -of the larger! \u25a0 / Then, I was furiously and righteously indignant. In the light, of later informa tion (scientific and warranted) I know ' that the man was really in advance of his generation, and* entirely. Justifiable ~in the deceit. For it would appear that the blend of lacteal fluid ia preferable to the product of a single cow for riur eery uses. Why," I am too obtuse to - comprehend, much less to define to my fellow-ignoramuses. • - . -, '.T-hia enigma, is, likewise, referred to our professional , staff. The Housemothers' Exchange Suburban Possibilities ALTHOUGH a "mere man." I am al wart interested In your department. gj Silicate of soda (water glass) will it may be <had from any druggist, it mar be had from any druggist. First, boll tha.; water to get the air out. One part of water glass to nineteen of wa ter Is strong enough." Prepare the liquid » and drop the eggs in as you get them. Put in more water from time to time to keep the eggs covered.' < / Americans eat too much! No wonder they find llvjnsr expensive! Just think of a breakfast like this, which I copy from the, . menu for May 1 in a leading paper: "Shredded wheat biscuit v. lth cream, ba con, scrambled exes, waffles, maple syrup, coffee." * . -\u25a0•- \u25a0•-.•. . ' Any one . of those three articles with cof fee should .be enough. An omelet, bread and butter and coffee mako an ideal repast. Very few know how to make an omelet. Never cook.it on both sides or try to fold it. Most -persons cook it to insipidity. . Allow two or three esgs for four persons, -v . Beat the whites** very stiff 'on a platter , with a silver fork or \u25a0 a ' wire beater, sea eonlnjr with salt before beating. Next, mix ' a littie of the white with the yolk and beat thoroughly. Turn in the stiffened whites " and cut them into the yolk with a spoon. but do not, beat. Melt butter or lard in a spider: <i>our . in the beaten eggs and cook rather slowly to avoid- burning on the bot tom »of the nan. -It is less apt to burn if cooked tn< t*-e oven. Let It stand -for a minute after the saa is turned off, and. at tho back . of the ranere to prevent falling. . The omelet should slip out of the pan upoa a hot dish.' feathery and • delicious. I)o not cook it too long. . Have -It'soft.:- This reciDe may -be varied .by mixing breadcrumbs), nilnced »ham. potatoes, to matoes, fruit, etc.. with the yolks -before cutting in the whites. 1 1 But the plain ome - let is best.. v- , r" .- . \u25a0 • - " . One 1 of our. correspondents complains v of having to - live upon $1200 a year with a family of three." That, is a small fortune. There must be a • leak somewhere— clgrars. ! whisky or something 'similar. " I know of \u25a0 a family of three in this city who live upon SCO per month. They are- Americans and live well: for I visit. them. They rent a small fiat. The man ases neither tobacco nor Intoxicating liquors. - They keep an exact Account of all their, expenses and . know- just where they stand. .Living here-U ' as cheap as in \u25a0 a small place. :- Rents i are higher, but clothing . and groceries .' ar« cheaper) if one knows how to buy. >. ••• A quarter acre \u25a0or less will produce all the i summer vegetables- and fruits for> a :» larro family. '.".Do- not raise winter vege-. tables.. Tou may buy • them In ' the * fall cheaper than you can raise them. . _ _ . . . F. L. R. (Berlin. Wls.). ' "Will our | esteemed masculine member • excuse \u25a0 me, , as, in reading -i the last lines of his interesting letter, a comical reminiscence visited me of ;a dreamof which I read once of a. land of leisure \u25a0where breadfruit was pdeked from tna .trees, buttery from a tree of- another, species, and sucking pigs. . ready roast ed,; ran about with carving knives stuck in -their, backs and squealing, "Will somebody eat us?" * ? - • For in the waldn^-day world potatoes 5 must. be. planted, hoed and weeded, and f fruits, i peas. ' onions, carrots and aapar- C agus. require; the attention and labor of. a .man,,. who > cannot ; : earn:, his 'living elsewhere ! and cul tivate a garden profit- a ably at one and the same time. Who ia toiwork t the quarter • acre ; if the owner ' orjessee" be" a.businessa '.business man -who hies him to the city on the commnter's train ' I at half-past 7 A: Mv and there earn 3 S sweet potatoes. '•" radishes.' i sxaham bread, berries and cream, cookies, tea, ~ r ~ /- V '\u25a0•"'. . \u25a0-.\u25a0;>. "- ' \u25a0;: DINNER.- ;.' : Spinach" soup, '= veal -outlet?, strlnp 'beans, squash, currant tarts.- black coffee. FRIDAY . _ *, BREAKFAST. '\u25a0} .....' '. Oranges, cereal , and i cream, \ baked :. eggs, * .graham cems. toast.: tea. and coffee.- . ; ; ! LUNCHEON^. . -.;\u25a0'.,'' .} Mince 'of i.. veal \u25a0• on* toast. ..baked ,? tomato', toast. • string >\u25a0 bean r salad - on letjace with French' dressing, warm -, gineerbread and , lemonade. :„-'.*!— ' "" -\u25a0\u25a0•- \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0•\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 '.-•;\u25a0-\u25a0 *--. -J;-:.^. \u25a0:;-.:- \u25a0\^,-" DINNER. /'Codfish bisque, corned beef, younjr turnips,"- mashed potatoes,' berries and cream, cookies, ' black coffee. -.:;•._;..>.,'\u25a0*: - . \u25a0 SATTTEDAY > i BREAKFAST.' \; - Eerries and Tcream." cereal, bacon, fried ; hominy. ; toast. . tea and coffee. * \u25a0 -"".;A- _*_'-, "..-.v luncheon." v : ,?i^: •\u25a0;<; ; -: Cold corned beef.'" potato puff Ta left-over>, \u25a0 : ' qulck-biscults,>hcney..with I biscuits for des 'sert.ilced;tea, *\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0£* •\u25a0\u25a0«-\u25a0*!•\u25a0»\u25a0«\u25a0• -^-y:-.-,- \u25a0 -. \u25a0.. :=;-:->-< •:>\u25a0•\u25a0\u25a0.•":\u25a0 . " dinner;-;^ • "\u25a0" \u25a0 ;i^; ;;'. .' '•'\u25a0 Split pea 'soup. c cannelon = of : beef and po tato :(a • left-over). \u2666 baked bananas. , Bcallop , of i3weet potatoes, trice and raisin pudding. - tlaclt coffee. • -, - ' ; . \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 -.-. \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0- - .-.- -- "I know that the man was really in advance of Ms generation." the money with which to buy clothing and groceries by the sweat of his face all the long summer day? I have seen the experiment made many times and with such pitiable results that the vision of home-grown fruits and vegetables no longer attracts me. I own that a family of simple habits and an assured income of $1300 "per annum may live comfort ably, if frugally, upon a quarter acre of ground, every inch of. which is forced to do its best by the Skilled labor of a man who has no other profession. The trouble is that so few young couples have dividends, etc., that justify this pastoral of suburban possibilities. Churnless Butter Correspondents pres» you with inquiries into the process of making: churnless butter, of which I wrote in a former letter. This is my way, and It Is not patented: Skim the milk into wide, shallow pans and set away in a cool place— in ccftd water is best. Toe cream should rise in from, twelve to twenty-four hours. It must b« thoroughly formed. Skim It off, with as little milk as possible, into a suitable ves sel. Let it stand in a cool place for an hour or so, until it Li firm and stiff. Now stir with a wire eggbeater or a> butter pad dle until the butter ."'comes.** In warm weather the egg-beater hastens fh« process, but the cream must not be whipped. Stir It around and around. Strain the skim milk for table use. I • "clabber" or "lopper" U. and beat with eggwhlp for buttermilk. Of - course, after th* butter comes, you must work salt Into It in the usual way, but do not • "mess" with it too much. It makes It oily and soft. I have answered letters from Washington to -Alabama with regard to patent churn . less butter. Some sent stamps, but the ma jority of the querists did not! You see, I have been "moved to pity," and you need be afraid no longer to face "the indignant questions that will be hurled at your Innocent self by post." • . M. B. C (Moakstown. Texas). You are kind to avert the avalanche. I have made "sweet butter" (that Is, f alUers butter) in small quantities . m my glass syllabub churn. It comes quickly and is nice. Abroad little salt butter. is eaten on the tables of the well-to-do, who live "delicately," and' tourists scon learn to prefer it to salt. Grocers in America cell It under, th© name of "sweet butter." In the summer we make it in the gloss vessel spoken of. A Blunder Corrected k- '\u25a0 i am sorry for ray blunder in writlnr the recipe for white fruit cake. I should aava flaw, of course, the "whites of eleven tgs* beaten very stiff.*; . TbU is such a lovely , cake that . I hope my mistake will not rain its rood name before the error is corrected. -.When I saw the recipe used it was baked in the shape of & maltesa cross and Iced In white, with the masonic emblem in blue and cold la the center. I It was the centerpieca at a masonlo supper. I . am inclosing: «n . original recipe for - using cold roast be«f . You may tell the reader* of the Exchange of it If you like. -.- Slice cold roast beef thin. Have ready - raw. Irish potatoes sliced, also thin. Ar range these In t pan. first a layer of pota toes, then tbe meat, until you have used up "your materials. -Now pour over it the cold beef gravy, left from the roast. Pepper and salt and put Into the oven. -If tou have no gravy, half fill tha dish with hot water and butter. Cock, covered, until the potatoes ere tender. \u25a0-•\u25a0- •- - - » . ; \u25a0 I /All this "sliced hash." " ' . Ask "E. B. F." (Muscatme. Iowa) If she ever . tried scalding the - liver first. Thea L flour and fry *»' you \u25a0 would chocs. \u25a0\u25a0 The - gravy around It win be thick and fine. PERCT. (Louisville. Ky.). A valued correspondent, who might truly eign herself "A Constant Reader." She saw a<nd 'She .has 'answered my query as to tha whites that should have gone into her. cake, and we have here Irer amende honorable. Onion Juice » 1 1. Please ;tell-rae what yoa mean by "onion Juice.*" .:; Does <It come - nut up in cans or octtles. or how is it made?- v » '-"' - 2. Please also tell me why architects and builders show \u25a0so little common sense : as alrhost Invariably to put bathtubs directly under windows. Is It that they think bath rooms need no ventilation? -• - ' .• . -.--.\u25a0;,;••/ \u0084, „: PUZZLED- (Chicago). T'i :l; Onion 2 Juice, is -made by mincing an onion I and :\u25a0\u25a0; squeezing ; out " the \u25a0-: juice through netting or cheesecloth. It is a more \ delicate .flavoring than when th-e chopped ' or i sliced . onion is used. ,2. rV fancy - because the \u25a0 bathroom is generally, rather small and the \u25a0 bathtub large in proportion. It must be near the /window if you would have the room well lighted: and aired. A Seasonable Recipe -.'- : The ! Exchange '. l£. full of good things. I . : am venturing rto contribute \u25a0 something of \u25a0 :~ my /own thai. I think will.be acceptable to » \u25a0others.-; ; - \u25a0 \u25a0\u25a0-•' -.- : : ' ;. . - -, - -. -. Green Tomato Mincemeat. . On» peck of green tomatoes: five pound* \u25a0of brown sugar; blx apples;: two pounds of v The San Francisco Sunday CaC beef, with » piece- of suet; ©n« pint of vinegar; one tablespoocrul of cinnamon, and the same of doves and nutmeg; two pounds of raisins, cleaned and seated: on* teaapoonful of salt. Cook tho meat and chop fine. Also, chop tomatoes aad apples. Press out J-oic* of meat and tomatoes; put all tha Ingre dients together and cook *taadfly for four hours. Can for use. I thlslc th© Horn* Happiness a&» fins. But if any ingredient b« left out. it will not be a success. I am an old lady. If this be- worth any thing: print it. If not. the wast* basket may have it. Mrs. E. H. (B«lott. Mica.). "We get a large percentage of our j«st things from our older members. fou show that you do not consider your self past the learning: age by accepting', ipprovlng and passing along^ a new •ecipe. Age rfas ceased to be a questloa )f years. InSorTNeed V Readers will bo interested la « :erpts from a charminsr letter too lon* md too personal for publication. 1. Can you tell me who Theedosla Carrt rnn is? I have an Impression that aha la a sranddaajrhtsr of Horace Greeley. 2. A woman In whose benxlr I would b*N> speak the sympathies of th« Exchanga has had one leg cut off and part of her fac» eaten away by an abscess. .Asother absce* is now forming la her head a&y&ssss? 1 \u25a0*• ?*\u25a0\u25a0 to do au *• M 7 object In brlasinr hsr pitiable ca»» be fore your readers uto try to K et a woodea leg fer her. When l went to m» her. sha sat in a wheeled chair; and to thl* position *he wtshes. sweeps, etc.. propeliinsc herself from room to rqom. A fr!«od who has mln^ Istered to her necessities tells me sha la even more helpless, yet busy, bowT Burely some of your ncblo helper* will a!d this unfortunate woman to *«cur« ta» much ™S a f Woo .1 eB le *i lam told - btJt J donot SrV..f°* «* a ?%p' K The address of the tmrortunata and heroic woman is distinctly written, and we have registered it. But you neglect- Jhm,°M* wi 11 *?. 1 ? 81 pase of a letter that should have had ar* answer by mail, as well as this printed notice. Kindly re pair the omission without delay fo we want to he!p the creature so sorely handicapped, and w« would- <Jo this" through yourself. I do not think that Theodosta garrison « * P\ n <sdaushter of Horace Greeley. H^r waa S » l i aa Wrt »at Pickertna. Her 3SBE2. Ts^^rk Bede^ S. P. C.A. &CL& C L °mor.%r& INTERE3TEX> (Osceola "iliUs. Pa.), .Write to the secretary of the state lo rfety in Phlladelphia_for inforn^atior/v Salad Dressings &s?'«'&%&£&£* hnprovt^^ 2. French , salad dressing may be mixed M. P. (Daveaport. Iowa). Suggestions j^^When ««klae corn, use a .tiff whiafe «ii»-.^ ca necessary to ke»p broken ten wateV asRA & /sa P^r sa v^^ y i? °/ou? ke wffi st agffis ,«• F °f mayonnalsa dresalngr, always qj* an ess thre« or four days okL- Faifuxa ii often due to a too-fresh en **"uxe v 4110 , 11 w hich to han X oTperban? «. A tiny pinch of salt \u25a0prinkled*' to^. P«? ?f r»ffee will settle it •ifirtuaHy ™ • * . we. I use It tor a.coveT h» frrln» »wIC steak . cr anything ••spattery." tor I mtiZZZ. er. steamer and colander. . - a Kral1 *- Wilted Lettuce. at es«e in a covei-wj illsh, lAam , JEMIMA (Delano. Cal.). ..£ B . y . on . mar.ot«erve that you? tala«v* "hints" is one -short. I must ten 'vr,« regretfully, thai we caii«'SaSo a S proprietary preparation, even • toSdXifr ; MayJl ask if wilted lettuce t« : V» a nl'