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THE COLD LUNCH AT ITS WORST AND BEST
" 1 am never hungry at noon.' " I BELIEVE that I saw it at its worst one day last summer. Having oc casion to speak to z, man who was building a stone wall oa the hiil above my lookout upon lake and moun tain, I found him at his "dinner." That was what he called it, as he wiped his mouth with the back of a hairy flst and scrambled to his feet, despite my entreaty that he would not disturb him self by rising. The midday meal was laid In order \u25a0upon a flat rock la the 6hade of a lordly oak. 'You have chosen a beautiful dining room," I remarked, glancing beyond the green shadows over the panorama bounded by the ineffable blue of what looked like Interminable ranges of hills. . As soon as It escaped my lips, I re flected that he had been sltttVS with -his back to the view. His reply was, then, not a surprise, but it was a delight to my fun-!ovjng soul. "Wa— al! for the matter of that, we folks around these parts ain't much «ot on views! I come up here mostly be cause the flies ain't so bad as they be down there where I've been workln'." While he spoke he was brushing away \u25a0with a leafy spray a • swarm settling THE HOUSEMOTHERS' EXCHANGE IMPORTANT NOTICE -r%ECAVSE tut ths enormous r\ number of Utters sent to -*-* the Exchange, I tnuat ask txmtributprt to limit their eom municationt to l'iO words, except in cases of formulas or recipes which require greater space. I Kant all my correspondents to have a showing in the Corner, and if my request in this respect is complied with, it will be possi ble to print many more letters. A Sensible Suggestion About Tuberculosis I FROM a deeply Interesting letter which Is. unfortunately, too long for our limits I cull extracts that are full of sound reasoning. Excellent practical advice to Chicago patients, based upon the writer's own experience in that city, will follow when we can make room for It. Her letter Is In direct reply to a request for in formation upon this vital subject, pub lished some weeks back. ": " » A lur.g specialist tells me that when per •ons ill with tuberculosis go west without ample means or friend* - their chances or getting well are net so good a* if they had stayed at heme. It is unreasonable to «up- pose that climate alone can cure a man \u25a0rhen be Is net able to provide himself with croper food, rest and care. The etraln 01 th« Journey and cf adjustment tp new sur roundings Is not a fiaaH consideration.* It is especially serious If the patient must hunt for a place in which to «tay In the. race of discouraging conditions, ana when be ought to be resting from the effects of the altitude upon his system. The Idea that the first breath of western air will act ma an elixir, under the influence Of which the traveler may forthwith begin to sup port himself, is utterly wrong. If he hay* definite Information e» to the place. In which he 1* to live: If he do not overrate the benefit he is to receive from the change. and If he have roeani of self-support— then let him go.- If he have, none of these • things, -the best plan is fer him to seek health nearer home. Not always at home— If that be In a amoky and congested part ° The* cnler requisites In the care and .the cure of tuberculosis are fresh air. nour- Uhing food and re*t— the three roost diffi cult things for persons In poor clrcum \u25a0tances to procure. . v. It is encouraging to them to consider that the disease Is flow In progress, and that lmin-nse numbers of sufferers from It are cured/One little clrl Improved roarvel ously by sleeping alone in a tent In the back yard In one of the worst. parts of a large city. A young man I know of has found light and profitable outdoor work in a lumber camp In Michigan and is getting Whes person* sleep or elt out-of-doors In winter let them take every precaution against belcr cold, aittlnr la a high wind or tleepln* In damp eheet«. These thing* will not help them on to recovery, but W» o>r recuperation of wasted forces. TUey must Epend as little time Indoors as possi ble, merely bathing there and In the- very co'.dest weather taklm meals In the house. P. M. W. (Denver. Col.). / *\u25a0 Hay Fever I note a request from "K. S.** for relief from hay fever. . „. If she will take a teaiponfui ef rochelle , ealts and the Juice of half a lemon with a little water before breakfast three morn ings a week, the will' find tome relief, as this cools the blood. But It will be v«ry f'igfct. There Is no cure except change of climate. I tried every known remedy • for. • many yean, consulting the bert doctors In vain. 1 am happy to report that a residence In northern Wisconsin to which we removed a few year* ago has entirely cured roe. I saw -also a request for s ginger ale recipe. I Inclose one which was given." to me by an old Englishwoman. It makes a fine "soft drink" in hot weather. _ Ginger Ale One rall6» of water, -1 pound of white •ugar. \t ounce of ginger root, "U ounce SCHOOL FOR HOUSEWIVES 1 upon a big hunk of the blackest ginger bread mine eyes ever beheld, it was as large as my two fists; it was flanked by a lump of cheese and an oblong of cold salt pork. Thick slices of buttered bread lay beyond the array, and a brown stone mug supported a blunt oblong of apple pie. I knew, without a second look, that the pallid green filling was inclosed -by leathery "family pastry." (Save the mark!) Also that the mug held a pint of the sweet cider he told me last week was "like molasses, and wouldn't hurt a baby." . He Is an honest, sober, industrious fel low. It is altogether probable that the unfermented juice of the king of fruits, fresh from the press. Is a non-intoxi cant. It is more than" probable -that It would change • to burning acid in any but a "copper-lined" stomach: After de vouring his "dinner," 'he would guard Ilia face from the flies with a bunch of sweet fern, and sleep out the noon hour in his shady nook. As I left h'.m to the enjoyment of the contents of the-, tin pail he had brought hither full' and would carry home empty, I wondered how long outraged nature would endure the daily wrong inflicted upon her by him and ten thousand other . of cream of tartar, 3 sliced lemon*. Boil ginger and I;mons for ten minutes In half of the water: 'dissolve the cream of tartar and sugar in i cold • water. Mix all to- Kether and add a pill of lively yeast. Let It stand and ."work" all night In a vessel covered with cheesecloth. In the morning \u25a0train and bottle. . • " '* Mrs. Tv*. T. (Bruje. Wis). This is the 1 first answer returned to the inquiry for a formula for . making ginger ale. We are glad to pass it over to the querist. , The testimony of our correspondent to the efficacy of change in curing hay fever agrees so well with 'what I have myself seen ar.d Heard of the uncer tainty of any other so-called remedy that! record it with satisfaction. Why ruin the stomach with drugs and- wear down the nervous forces with hope de ferred, if nqT lasting good is to be ac complished by repeated trials .of pre scriptions* and repeated disappoint ments? * . A Biblical Cake \ I need something I should. like to hava you get for me. 1 had it once, but I gave It *way. It was a recipe for a. cake, taken from different chapters and .verses of th« Bible. If yon can find it for m», I shall be very grateful. I.< intend to use it In a paper I ara to read 'at a woman's club where the subject: for discuision will >c housekeeping and cookery. I \u25a0 think tnis recipe will bo nov»l and interesting. 'Ji A. K. B. (Collegeport. Tex.). Therecipe will be forthcoming before long. I ehall let you know as soon as we get it. . V From a Father The Bostonian* and father of. several sons and daughters, from- whose, letter we extracted some words . of wisdom some weeks ago/ has more to say today: Parents should associate more with their children. They should seek their confidence; encoi/race them to come to father or mother with Questions and desire for Jnforma tloir and not rely upon what - they .pick up In thtt street from questionable sources. Don't b«; always too busy thinking of the ulrnlghty. dollar, but, set aside a little? of your ' time : to "chum" with your boys. Walk with them: talk with them and en- Joy their little confidences, and you' will bo -\u25a0well repaid in after years. . • . . Too many American' fathers consider U sufficient If they cloths. - feed and house the family well, and particularly If they can secure'- to them luxuries their neigh bor** children cannot enjoy. -Can we won der, then, that all these things are taken for Kra.ll ted and more demanded? \u25a0\u25a0- \u25a0 \u25a0 We can learn much. In these respect 3 from our friends over the water. \u25a0 Did you ever hear a child over there call "his father "the old man.". or "the governor." or "the boss"? Almost always young men there .will seek the counsel of parents before de cldlnir: upon . any Important step. : The American youth -often takes the -step wlth oiit reference to his parents 1 wishes. He thinks he knows It all! < . «-: - It Is a - painful .' fact that the majority of our. people are crude and unrefined thoueh oft*n '-smart.'.* The associations in; the \u25a0ouhllc schools .*re. largely responsible - for thu state of ihlncs— torether with the lack of proper home-tralnlnr- \u25a0: You may not agree with me.. but I speak of what. l have learned fr«m observation > and ezpenenca. - : . \u25a0-.:.- '. ABOSTOMAN.V How far I agree 'trtth' our plain spoken masculine * member mty - be guessed . from the . trend of \u25a0 one : of : my familiar talks upon \u25a0 "Homemade >\u25a0 Man ners." ." . \u25a0'\u0084-':\u25a0 '^Vegetable Salad. • 1. What, may, be combined with red • kidney beans to make a good salad? • , 2.- I should appreciate. -a*j trustworthy recipe \u25a0 for baked blackberry: pudding." '-jh A \u25a0 3. , Did' you ': know" that articles dipped Into cold 1 atarch- in .the. usual way; then Into hot water -and f wrunp out as dry as possible, may be Ironed; immediately and: retain-their. Btlffness? -- .\u25a0-.\u25a0\u25a0* v • ,Mrs.N/C. (Butler. Ind.)^V 1. Green > corn" - (boiled - and ' cold) cut from the cob,; and bits; of. celery.; minced fine.' will combine - well * with your;- left over : beans. \u25a0 I>o • notfmash the beans in s MARION HARLAND horny-handed sons of toll. For six days in the week the wall builder jj and his compeers do not eat a hot morsel "from breakfast until supper.. And-as intelli gent dietitians are -warning people who have not" found It out; themselves, cold food lies less easily upon the stomach, than < warm. . That imperious organ will bis coaxed into normal, action by food convenient for *it in the matter of tern- . perature. . Cold bread \u0084 may be more wholesome than hot.lt is assuredly less palatable.- Spread evenly and not thick ly With really good butter, ;it. Is deli cious to the hungry eater and nutritious. Provided always that it be light through out and made of right materials. •\u0084' We pride ourselves hi • this generation >r-and:not without abundant reason— upon the growth in true humanity man ifest In the abolition of. the torture chamber for criminals and other Inge- -'A week upon bread arid' \ water/' nious cruelties that were reckoned just and expedient In the administration of justice- by our forefathers. We do not stop to count among these the diet of bread and water to which ; prisoners were condemned before and n Her trial. It was the regulation J4il fare. Well meaning mothers of that day punished refractory children in like mnnner. U was not unusual to confine an obstinate small sinner in his room. for. a day-*- three days— a week— "upon . bread, and mixing. Do it lightly with . a silver fork. Lay upon cri3p lettuce leaves and pour over the salad a ; good French dressing.. Mayonnaise would make it too rich «md too "mussy." Blackberry Pudding (Baked) 1 2. Beat 3- eggs very 'light, without separating whites and yolks. Mix with them 2 cupfuls !of sweet I milk. Have^' ready a quartof flour with which you have eif ted three . times -2 teaspoonfuls of baking powder. Make. a hollow in the middle and stir into I the ;fiour thoegga and milk. Dredge 2 cupfuls of black-v berne 3 thickly with flour" and, .mix lightly but thoroughly into the batter •as soon as it is mixed. -Turn into a well-buttered pudding dish -and bake, covered, for forty-five .minutes in \u25a0\u25a0- a steady oven. By then, it should have | puffed up high. Uncover and brown. Serve in the dish with hard sauce. \ It is still nicer baked in a cake mold with a in the middle. r Turn out. upon a hot platter, taking care not to break It. . To Can Beets As beets are now In : season, I wish : to tell the members of 'the Exchange how I csn them for winter use. , Cook them tender;' skin; cut into '^-inch . squares: .jetum -to \u25a0 the c kettle and cover -\u25a0\u25a0 well with boiling water. •\u25a0 and \u25a0 enough' hot : ~. vinegar-' to;, mane them • slightly, sour. 'Let \u25a0 them ' coino, aeain .. to a.boll. boll- and fill>*the . . cans from the ' kettle to overflowing. Clap on the" sterilized rubbers .and . tops, . 'When cold.^wrap in thick: paper and set in; \u25a0 a daTk, cool place. \u25a0.'\u25a0 Light will -.darken \u25a0 ,t.heai. : ' \u25a0" \u25a0'. . \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0-. \u25a0•-'.".-\u25a0.-\u25a0 \u25a0 \u25a0- -.?-: \u25a0\u25a0- r. -\u25a0..-''\u25a0- \u25a0"..-To-serve:-them,*" add a little .more vine- . . gar. If you do not find them sour enough ; season • with '.\u25a0 salt, •-- pepper \u25a0-. and 1 /- fc : -. little' eusar, with a 'small piece of ' butter rub- <§ bed into a teaspoonfw - of flour. 8011/ for; v a minute and ; send to the tsblc very ; hot. \u25a0\u25a0'•- • \u25a0 I cannot' jfjve the exact' proportions of; the ' I B seasor.inK. for tastes Miry . ln these- respects. We . do not . like them very sour, and • wb '', like ' to-ljave the dressing, about as thick' 'as cream. . . ,\u25a0-'.-:\u25a0-\u25a0:\u25a0 \u25a0:\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 : .\u25a0.'\u25a0 .-.- : ; - \u25a0 ! " : ; j - Toung beets are very nice .'cooked in this -V ; way In season; ; H. H. (La Place, " 111.). - A correspondent asked -some weeks ago for a recipe for > "sweet beets.." We ere 'still-waiting for -it. Thank you for telling us; how. to can them. We, too. • do not like to have beets very sour, yet" a sauce of J butter, dashed with vine-: gar, takes off, the ; insipid taste with^-', \u25a0 out' affecting 'the ; sweetness. . \u25a0 ,'\u25a0. An Unusual Dish X ' Kindly ask - some/- contributor •• to* let me " have a recipe for'A'Gefullte Flesche." .: *, \u25a0• •: G- N. : C.:(San Barbara).^ : ; \u25a0;-. Unless I. mistake, the dish : is seome "f: preparation of stuffed fish and ja of He- S> brew;, origin; . In which case we should '/\u25a0'\u25a0\u25a0. have '\u25a0 dlrectand satisfactory .\u25a0'; replies.- 1 -:\u25a0 shall publish the formula ;with pleasure..; ; ; Noises in the \H cad I ' should like to convey L - to ; (."N "* ' A. - P." : (Los Angeles.. Cal.) what I know to be a-" •ur« cure for r "nolses In the ; ears.".t-Itv.as prescribed by a »j>eciamt in Paris toa man ' - who was made almcst deaf /by that awful v: ringing ,in x the head. ". He paid s $100 for ' an a*- \u25a0 examination rof •\u25a0. the •\u25a0:. ears ito ; ascertain \u25a0 the '< * ' cause of the trouble, r The doctor,* after ex- ' ; amlnlng him I carefully. • told him to 1 take as * much ---bromide 4, of - potassium .as \u25a0: would' lie V/ - upon the point of a penknife,' 1 once twice or : V threes tlmea a; day.-. '.Any doctor should be : able to fay whether or not Itswould do hirra *.'• to a patient , to «»ke < that : much. vThis ' man ,;• \u25a0«i:« i : persevered » ln the rcsrimen and was ? entirely Vv \u25a0 relieved. * 1 • have recommended it" to several "\u25a0 ' ; ' of »my- friends : with . a , like > result. > Thata t only -\u25a0 • part«of the prescription rof .which I am un- C: certaln.-ls; now h frequently .the ; medlelna '\u25a0; -V) should : be j taken. , ; , C. - M. \: (Chicago). ;, ' :', :v . Yet, 3 in • dealing > with,: drugs, v that •\u25a0 Q) as important; as to ; know \u0084what"quan- ''\u25a0 >''-' tlty- goes to a' dose. iThe .bromide * of \u25a0 ! potassium; habit? is as ..wellvknownito^ •? physicians r " as ;Uhe;.v-antlpyrln I "'habit. *^> We have :had;over. a hundred slettera* \u25a0 within p- a ~: month i relative vi to \ "head : noises. V,;j Having- ; suffered .- f roni "-" tha "'"," annoying* affection for 20 " years,' get- \u25a0 - water." • The phrase was patent."* Our students" of hygiene ': shudder atHhe | idea "of '-stunting", the and- enfeebling \u25a0the digestive, organs- by what; might -be called a; ."library 'paste regimen."- -The tender stomach was plastered with pap three times, a day, having been-rfirst chilled into \u25a0 torpidity by copious drench ing of cold /water. \u25a0'-.\u25a0'\u25a0\u25a0:. '-v '\u25a0\u25a0,',\u25a0- . ;\u25a0 . Are wft.Bo'much wiser today that we may. cast Ca :stone" upon the tomb of judge yor parent': who . went, to his flnal award 100 years ago? ', >' • Our wall builder may survive the din ner-he takes to field' or roadside with him,, gulping it down when^ he^is tired, hot and dirty, V and deluging " with ' a cloying -beverage a diaphragm" already taxed to the utmost of endurance/yet live' to a, tolerably hale old age.'. His active life in the open air,' long days of healthful exercise of brawn and joints, "followed -by Jong nights of the! sweet sleep of the "laboring man, go far to ward counteracting the iniquitous diet. . % Yurnvsve. as a contrast, to.. the .high school' girl, whose luncheon ,I- had' a chance last, week to : inspect.-. She had an errand with me on her way 'to her. daily tasks. Her I mother is a w vridow. v.ith slender means, and . the brave daughter has learned "" stenography I ana typowritin? during: the 'last year, that she might eke out the inadequate in ting no relief fromlearned specialists on both \u25a0\u25a0:\u25a0 sides .of \u25a0the Atlantic, and having conferred \u0084 with<; scores., of others similarly/ afflicted,- 1 take' this , occasion to set down the" deliberate | conviction that it proceeds from too ihany different causes to be diagnosed/ intelligently amateurs. For that matter, . six j eminent' doctors :l>*ve cli3-l, .agreed in my own. cSse,as;to- the 'dis- , turbing influence that- brought- it o'uVand 1 which continues the affection."; '\u25a0 '- • . . I . shall not,; touch ' f upon -this '.subject | again. - 1. am Impelled to do it- now to | warn readers against -meddling*. .with 5 that delica te. ; organ. ;: the; ear. It? is :-:npt/ six weeks.sin.ee a' -metropolitan. doctor.;! volunteered .thev-information :;to :.me that • the \u25a0 setit of : "- the /trouble -..was -. in '\u25a0\u25a0 the r-Eustachlan <' tuba. V . All-, r :was „\u25a0 necessary was t o ' have • tha t *! blown out ' hy a skillful iariist:; AVhen.-I.re- marked- tlvat It \u25a0 had ibeen' vbiown 'into: and out by every .specialist -who' had | been consulted," vhe \u25a0 merely v.'iae aad held.hls peace. ;-' The nuraber. of letters" received -, by r us since . the matters of .^'heaxl 'noises" \u25a0 was I introduced proves how large : a' per- • centage of our a correspondents ' : suffer^ fromthe. mysterious "ringing. 1 * •So long as it does not affcct J the hearing., bear it, • as philosophically.' as you,can. ; Qne;can get used to any annoyance which is not • a, pain. .-'; When the (affection, proceeds from-: an : unsettled:^ nervous -, condition,-; worrying makes the ringing," the singing and .the buzstoir; tenfold worse. Thinkt; of, something ; else, ar.fl/.the: noise \u25a03Ub- = sides measurably, .'a herefore, fix 'your mind upony pleasanter themes. 1 ::\u25a0 LA member asked * how toipltt a taft"ata V fold upon a thin -; cloth .skirt -without puckerina: It. . It Is * done ;by drawlnK the: : \u25a0fold out after it- is > stitched. '. before press^ ; . ing 1 it. \u25a0 Allowance must be made ln'cuttlnß,."'. as-lt wjll benarrower after drawlnu It out. : r .;^.; To : ; stiffen \u25a0' hair n ribbops, -. .'dissolve -a ; tablesooonf nl \u25a0of •\u25a0 sugar jin ;a pint \of 1 water \u25a0 • . ai i i\ se> as the last:rins!njt.wrater.'i-:': : . • \u25a0\u25a0''\u25a0>. . \u25a0-, a. Since i. reading \u25a0 your paper" upon ;1 the' ;\u25a0' , loathsotnu-aess -of .. the', fly • I have hardened. - i ' my 'heart against-: him and his;~klnd. a am no lonjrer simply, on the defensive. I hay« started UDon':axwar /of. v exterminatiqn • as. - far as I-. can - carry ,; it. I am - not = content -v • with, keeplnj: him out of the^house.. I put", .. sticky: flypaper.' on, -the ' porch •' and : -wipe '• \pcreens and -porches "oft with »water^mlxed \u25a0* •with "kerosene. I should pur formaldehyde ,r out for him were I rot afraid of poisoning . ";«ny.-*nelehbor'B pussy. Perhaps the \ few '-\u25a0/ : hundredj : , I killr- will "abate... the \u25a0. plague : somewhat.'.. There may be a' cheaper 'way. : ;•- • teaz live : the • Exchange and the ? lady of . ' J the jlovinir: letters! -.':; M.-.E. ;\u25a0 H.\( Chicago). . ,\u25a0.," •jL-l any; moved- to omitvan 1 - imfcrtant section' of this v "loving" and : interesting: epistle < for »the ; purpose; of t founding" a, \u25a01am I . jupon \u25a0:\u25a0: it -u in -the * near t v future. ' When that- future comes, 1 readers ; shall'-; have -the., missing ; -. \u25a0\u25a0.-•' ~ \u25a0\u25a0, ! ; r-^-'j'/. ; You. need*' not say ."perhaps,*;* in. tell- v ing -\u25a0 of i, your wise \u25a0 and . crusaue against - the ? musca? domestica. t and s hla '; highly objeotionable'cousin^n; "the -blues coat, f.-whoaey shrill k, pipings" is -jthe% sure -. proof of .the presence of some menace to ;: health \ and cleanliness.^ Every „ slain »«y '\u25a0 represents /the : wiping; out i of :from*soo V' to - 1000 r- eggs^whichr would';, be- deposited in' the j nearest: filth-heap at' the* earliest' opportunity.-^ If you doubt; it.vbring.your,,"-. magnif ying-glass ; to \ bear upon 'the \ next*: carcass ithat falls under your;hand.\The»V females q 90 W far. outnumber s\ the ;- males %> that > you Kfire 1 pretty 4 sure:: .to l havof an '\u25a0•% object v^ieason r which 4will ~ cause t you":: to"> redouble t your} efforts 1 to '< rid^ the *. earth ' of -.the 'curse., :•;>; _..;-. :'\u25a0- < : - :^- ' "'\u25a0• •.-'= : vW" < HorfcScnicejjVa -•Could:. you'; klndlyi repeat i 'for'iine" r a < recipe • y \whlch % appeared --5 In^r a -»\u25a0 Sundav^ paper some H jeara ago, « for.' hard > sauce \ as" made \u25a0 by i the »\u25a0 -lat B i Mrs. -* J.- T. -,S.;Brown?^> \u25a0 • .'/-•"»\u25a0 :; «^ : ,. » ."\u25a0\u25a0 ; -' '•' \u25a0^^5 Mr "-" J.7il^'-- P. * (Louisville, ,Ky.)., ii,--' '\u25a0';\u25a0 ' I £ have hoY, knowledge of f: Mrs. : Brown's • formula's for i hard. *saujce.nS- " come. She broughtto me.aonanuscrlpt •she had copied. It" was neatly-and cor- ; rectly done, -and in paying;, for it. "l; added seme words of. v/eli : earned praise. . '; "I am glad it suits you," said the girl,- flushing with pleasure. » '.'This has beea^a hard week at 6011001, end, I had ito'sit up until 1 o'clock this morning to .: .finish it.". .o ; -• \u25a0- » -\v .\u25a0\u25a0'\u25a0\u25a0.• .\ "< *.. .The flush Jeft her so pale that I .re- • , proached her- gently for. overwork, en joining upon her the absolute necessity of i taking care of her -healthv for • her.. \u25a0 mother's sake:;' \u25a0 - •-" ~ i "You should sleep seven hours a night, , and eat three rrourishing meals a day.". . And— struck jg by t a '\u25a0\u25a0 sudden thought— "What-. will you have for luncheon to day, for. example? Can-you :get any thing nourishing In the school building?" ;She brightened' up: "I don't. need any-.' thing S more than the " luncheon' 1 1 take ;from home. -Mother, puts'it.up with her /own dear hand 3. . She knows just what" I like.- See!" . ..''\u25a0:\u25a0 >:, \u25a0 , . "With prideful love, she unclasped the. morocco case that looked ' like a bound * volume. -It was even lettered upon the 4 back "Everyday Fare." \u25a0; She. was not ashamed ' to' carry > a book: In the street . car. It would have been a humiliation to carry^a basket or box containing food a for the body. The luncheon was daintily; :.; enveloped in tissue 'paper. : then in a • clean napkin. The paper was tied with* narrow blue ribbon. . The noon-day meal . (?) consisted of two very thin ham sand wiches and a couple of chocolate eclairs. A tiny, box of cream chocolate bonbons, completed thesmenu,/:/ ..- - \u25a0-. ..• U : Checking the exclamation, of dismay that . rushed to my tongue, by a timely recollection of the "dear hands," I re* marked upon the tasteful . arrangement of the eatables. Then 1 could not help saying,- "And in very: cold"; days, you \ can ."set. a* -bowl- of broth in the reatau : rant. I hear that. it is better kept than that In most 3choolg." ;:. , • \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0,-. V--v • She was doing up her parcels, :"I: "I . .think It, is," indifferently. *"I never go into it. for I am never hungry at noon. Study takes the edge off the appetite, you know."- \u25a0.-•-.. \u25a0-\u25a0\u25a0.--" She \u25a0is . a diligent student. I dare say •" that her recitations in physiology and -hygiene are flawless. Her mine? is of fine quality and properly nourished, Yet she .goes through the farce of -feeding a growing hody-.,wUh. that wretched trav esty of nutriment six days in the week, for she is "taking a course : of ' Saturday lectures •upon art.* I asked what' she \u25a0 : got -to dnnk^at luncheon- time.. "Iced water," was the an?wcr, "There , is a cooler of% generous dimensions at : our service.' 1 .; ; 7 ; ITou .wilKfind him at a lunch v ~: 'counter." ; : \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0Two -srafery slices \ of \u25a0 bread : and' but ter, Interlined, with .Tnlnced ham;-. for -Vsubstantlala'.';.:*- saccharine ; stickiness (I l^eard a" boy -call eclairs "flub-dub*" thft other 3 ay .and-l- took to the-word ay once !) ; for a \u25a0 dessert, ' and, ! to | make in digestion doubly sure, all, tha Iced wa ter -she couidi drink! -And this : in prac tical, cammonsenalcal i America : . in ,t^e twentietb.century! ; ,- . , < • , 1 Th© i matter, of . cchool " luncheons has enffs^red the attention of the of educßtianof late^to a gratifying extent. In /many «- public -.achoQJg —^particularly, those ,in : the poorer , quarters of . our FAMILY MEALS FOR A WEEK SUNDAY - ' * '- , * BSfiAKFAST^": ' ,:j \u25a0"*'<- ':. \u25a0 - Oranges, cereal'ahd cream, fried scallops, rice mumps, ; toast, tea and coffee. - *- \u25a0 ' • LUNCHEON t '\u25a0\~- i^;.;'\ % -.-. .Cold'corned beef-(a' left-over),' baked sweet .potatoes,' celery 'and -.apple - salad, .with: \u25a0 mayonnaise -dressing," peanut/ butter sand ; wiches. .. crackers and < cheese," layer » cake ,and, tea. '...-- v-.;. ; \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 -<\u25a0"\u25a0' \u25a0 s««.- ,± . : *-,- '-.:. ; \u25a0:.•••: :^y. ;,.;DINNER':;r<.' -[r--\' Lima 7 bean soup' ' (baled ; upon liquor • In which the beef was boiled), fricasseed fowls,' '- boiled;-. rice, >- stewed -celery, -apple j-puff, .black coffee. •;.- - • . ; v/". • Y4Y 4 \u25a0 .. \u25a0-.\u25a0*< .\u25a0Melons, 'cereal '.'and ; cream.?, bacon . and fried .\u25a0; mush, ;,, lPrench; ; roll«Y toast, tea and coffee.. .«..:-\u25a0 -\u25a0*\u25a0 \u25a0>-»... ? . ..-.*-\u25a0 v .'•\u25a0.\u25a0.'. < t -. \u25a0^\u25a0•^.i.>^'-''V'-. i^jncheon \u0084-:.-;,'.-.... \-. . . A Carned ; beef \u25a0 hash. ; t baked t potatoes, celery, toast (a r; left-over), ••; toasted . crackers and . cheese, : bananas ' and " ; cream, - r cake, - tea. \u25a0 • - ri^piNNEßj":-.;'"; :,:.\u25a0" '.""\u25a0.\u25a0': *i-' Yesterday's- soup. \u25a0 chicken '• and . mushroom pie 3 (a : left-over). > rice ..croquettes t (a * left .over),*-;. vegetables marrow. •' baked custard,'" black ' coffee. ' -* " v .--' '>\u25a0..-.--«. -. ' f ;; tuesbay, y 1 [:'::\u25a0 '\u25a0-.//\u25a0-\u25a0j~-l[ \u25a0;.-. : \u25a0\u25a0•".•( BREAKFAST. '."!;•'\u25a0: "y: ; ; ; v ""---<\u25a0 Qngpgs, cereal" and \ cream. • salt - mackerel "Devouring. Jiis 'dinner. " great " cities— arrangements are made to supply starving: children with suitable food. I should*say, children who are- Kr.owp to be imperfectly nourished in their squalid homes. No official knows or cares what manner of nutriment is fabled to sustain tfce physical and men tal forces, of students belonging to the higher walks of life. This work is left entirely to the mothers and guardians of the bqya and girls who are notorious ly incompetent to select rational diet for themselves. Give a boy a quarter to, e«cpen4 upon the midday meal and tna chances are ten to one he will invest 10 cents In a couple of sawdusty 3ana wlohes. 5 in a very obtuse angle of P»e or. a slab of fruit cake and the rest In ice cream, soda water, and peanuts. . So much for the "worst" of the cold luncheon. It merits the superlative de gree. The only added touch which could intensify the crime against reason and nature is that the, working man so often substitutes cheap whisky for the cider •which tastes, like^ molasses. It burns out the -coat of the stomach, dulls the brain and, mors quickly and- surely than unwholesome food, undermines the constitution. \u25a0 . It U to be regretted that the price °*-' the vacuum bottle or Jar denies the luxury to th-ose who need it rno9t. Still, It would, be most wise in the working* man who never eats -his dinner under > caver all summer long except on Sun-j day, or who must take his dinner-pail to factory, mill or unfinished building at all season* on working days, to econ omize. In other things until he saves the jum for the purchase' of a. bottle. Soup, coffee or tea. may be kept hot in on» of the vessels a!l day long, if necessary. >fext in value, to the vacuum bottle is a small alcohol lamp, which may be folded into a -pocketable compass and wjll go easily into the bottom of dinner pa \\ or luncheon basket. Broth, meats, water.. tea, m»\k or prepared coffee, -may be heated 'over the. flame in a few rqinutes, eggs may be boiled and bread toasted. We call it "great fun" when 1 the motor party halts fn the depth of a wood, or ox* the mountain top, and in ten minutes l\as hot tea, or bouillon, or. cocoa— or all three— by the help of: the 1 diminutive stove which cost but a dollar and a half, and is ready for business in "The noon hour would grant all the time required." . a minute an 3 a half after tha cork is drawn from the' bottle of denatured al oohol: Tha r.oon hour would grant all •the time required for the heating of our vwall builder s dinner: or the schoolgirl's , luncheon. .Were the question one of holiday. and frolic,- we sb-ould embrace the:scnemo with alacrity, : Being, as it is, a, matter, involving health and, per hapa;^llfe-long usefulness. :.- our sugges tions are set aside as M fads" and "new fangled notions." .- English Hodge and \u25a0with cream aauce, brown bread, toast. t»a and coffee. - - •\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 • . . y. LUNCHEON ' Mince ot mackerel and potato with cheese . (a left-over)); brown and white bread and butter cut thin, totn» to salad, crackers and cheese, cookies and tea.'.- . t : r^%i:^:% DINNER V,-Vl \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0- :_ -\u25a0\u25a0 Potato :' soup, t green ; peppers ' staffed "I with -\u25a0 rice,, made savory: wlta chicken- gravy and minced remains of yesterday's pie. «ur roundad with tomato sauce; succotash, egg plant, . prune - charlotte, black - coffee. ; WEDNESDAY ..BREAKFAST Baked- apples: -with cereal and cream. omelet with - fine • herbs. \u25a0 corn breads toaat, te*. 3 dcon>. : . LUNcm:ON; , ;: - Breaded ar.d baked . sardines, *. stewed - po tatoes. - toasted -\u25a0 corn '• bread (a - left-over), minute pudding with sauce, tea. \u25a0 - .: \u25a0". ' 'r'- :,'. --' : DINNER \ 'Succotash : soup" -(a • left-over),* Irish : . «tew, • eggplant, scalloped with Parmesan cheese en the t'.top '. . <a , left-over); ' sweet -' potatoes, lemon : pit. , black . coffee. -. \ Ctotbsday BREAKFA3T Oranges, cereal and cream, \u25a0bacoa and • eggs, quick.: biscuits,, toast, tea and coffee. ' '/-\u25a0\u25a0- - .t/:'J~;. t /:'J~; LUNCHEON r-^ '^'''C- :: , I. /•lrish stew -(warmed ; over ).V saute -sweet cotatoes L . (a s left-over>.*. lettuce - salad * with, ' • French- dressing.* crackers, and -cheese, bls •-.",;' ?.-\u25a0—»" '\u25a0"'\u25a0 '--.*- --* 'S -* "~ "" \u25a0 : ". . the -San. Francisco Sunday Call Yankee Sam have eaten their noonday meal in the shadow of the hedgerows, for a hundred and .more years, without a misgiving that stiff meats, solidified fats, viscid sweets and heavy bread are. rank poison In the. long run. The re cent commission upon the lives and conditions of our farming communities reported, incidentally, that the farmer's wife of this generation employs to an amazing degree the same methods of labor and housewifery that were hi vogue In their grandmothers* time. • A noted writer and lecturer upon dietetics says: \u25a0- \u25a0 \u25a0 » \u25a0 "One often sees a sign upon a man's door stating that the occupant Is out to dinner and "will be back In five mln- utes/ Think of It! Five minutes for a dinner. You will probably find him at a lunch counter consuming beans, mince, pie and doughnut? with a relish that js alarming to one who understands the evils of auch food. '•Regular methods of eating. sleep- Ing and drinking would go a long way toward making healthier beings of most business men. You hear a man talk of how business has run him dawn. - but . nine chances out of ten It Is •what he eats and not the business tnat has brought this condition. "New England noonday dinners, con sisting: of pie, dourhnuts, baked beans and cider, ara deadly." He enlivens the gloomy criticism by, one funny saying: "A doughnut is a hole surrounded -by bad cooking." • I take exception to ths sweeping state irent. A doughout. properly made. i» rot of necessity unwholesome when, eaten as the sequel to a leisurely meal of digestible substantial?. It should not form the piece de resistance in tha luncheon of the school boy or girl. •I have referred to the restaurants or dining rooms attached to many of our large schools and to be found in nearly . ©very city college, or university. I hava catechized boys and girls, who lunch regularly In these and heard with satis faction that it 13 practicable to get good broths, milk, baked potatoes and; egss, with a /air choice of meats, at prices not exceeding the sums paid by students of both sexes for soda water. Ice cream, candies and peanuts in the course of the season. la It possible to awaken mothers t» the imminent importance of supplying •with the .right fuel the high-pressure human machines of which we are tha nominal engineers? cults from breakfast, warm glngsi oread and cccoa. - - - DINNER Scotch broth made from shsep'j heatJ. rolled beefsteak, onions, mashed - taralai. fls . puddiar. black c=£Cm. FRIDAY . BRHAKFAOT" - Orange*, cereal • and --. cream.' nanflslt. whole wheat mufflna. toast, tea and co3ee. LUNCHEON CUm frlttar* potatoea boiled In their Jacket*, souffle of onion* (a !9ft-cvar) bread and -. butter, marmalad i and glngerbreaj, '.-DWrXSR \u25a0 - - •Te«trday"» aaup. boiled codfUh with egj saure." rlced . and crowned potato.- caniied Sc^ B^u.'-bllc| r °c^e^ eapplM * nJ Brtted SATTJILDAY BREAKFAST • - Oranges, and . cream baewn and apples, - wafLes and honey, toast, tea and coffee. .' : : . v LUNCHEON Cr^araed fish (a. left-over), potato pu2 (a left-over), tomato aspic salad, crackers aud cheese, cream puffs, tea. £/BttgßmU&& DINN ER "A scran . soup" (minced "steak, onions, green peas. - etc.. combined Into -a savory broth). > Hamburg \u25a0 steaks, baked - In.' a . roll and garnished with fried bananas: fried salsify, green - corn * ouddlns. Coating U land. blaci coffee. - ;--v . -.«.->..