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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 . -.«.->..

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