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WITHOUT SUGAR Recipe for Sweetening It This Holiday Season by Use of Honey. DRIED FRUITS INEXPENSIVE 4 cupfuls flour 5 teaspoonfuls soda 2 cupfuls honey 1 cupful butter 6 eggs 2 teaspoonfuls cin namon 2 teaspoonfuls ginger S teaspoonfuls ground cardamom seeds (Special Information Service United States Department of Agriculture.) TIME TO BAKE THAT CHRISTMAS FRUIT CAKE. Always Ready to Serve and Has "Saved the Day" on Many Occa sions When Unexpected Com pany Arrived—How Served. Perhaps you are saying that you cannot afford a Christmas fruit cake this year or that it would be unpatri otic to make one. But think of the many times that the fruit cake has "saved the day" whenunexptcted com pany arrived, as is likely to happen in the holiday season. You didn't care if the dessert pre pared for the family was not stretch able, but took down the fruit cake and opened a can of fruit to serve with it or steamed a slice around and served It with a sauce as a plum pudding. Remember the many ways you can make use of the fruit cake, and that It can be made without sugar, and you will find yourself deciding that you cannot forego it as a holiday treat. This recipe makes use of honey for sweetening. The dried fruits used are less expensive than the candled fruits so often used In a fruit cake. Honey Fruit Cake. teaspoonful .. cloves S pounds raisins, seeded 4 ounces citron 1 pound cranberries 1 pound canned pineapple 1 pound dried apri cots 1 lb. dried apples To prepare the cranberries, pineap ple, apricots, and apples, cut the fruit in small pieces—except the cran berries which are left whole—and cook each in honey until soft Re move from the fire and dry in a very Blow oven. A little water should be added to the honey in which the cran berries cook. To any honey left over from cooking the fruits add enough more to make the two cupfuls used In mixing the cake. Place the fruit in a large dish and sift over it one^half of the flour, mixing thoroughly. Sift the eoda with the remaining flour. Bring the honey and the butter to the boiling point and while still hot add the spices. When the mixture is cool add the well-beaten yolks of eggs, then the flour, and finally add the well-beaten whites and the fruit. The cake should be divided into thrfce or four parts and put Into buttered dishes covered with buttered paper tied closely over the top. Steam for five hours, remove the paper, and bake in a slow oven for one hour. If you don't get your fruit cake made early you can try the following quick fruit cake, which is very good, also: Quick Fruit Cake.. cupful shortening 1 teaspoohful salt 1 cupful corn sirup 1 teaspoonful cloves or sorghum 2 eggs 2-3 cupful milk 2 teaspoonfuls •&> nllla 1% cupfuls flour 2 teaspoonfuls bak ing powder 1 teaspoonful ginger 1 tablespoonful cin namon 1 cupful chopped raisins cupful chopped nuts cupful chopped citron Mix fat and sirup, add egg yolks and milk. Put chopped fruit and nuts In batter and add dry materials sifted together. Fold In stiffly beaten egg whites. Bake in loaf or muffin tins. This cake keeps well but not so long as the regular fruit cake. Make Use of Nut 8upp!y. 'Nuts may be had for the gathering In most parts of the country and nut meats are certainly coming into their sv "Vcf The Last Stage—When Mother Puts It in the Oven. -A own as a food. Many people are just beginning to find out that nuts are a valuable source of food. Most varie ties have a high nutritive value, due to their fat and protein content. Chestnuts stand in a class by them selves, being largely carbohydrate in composition. They are good boiled and mashed. Serve as potatoes or use as stuffing for a fowl. Butternuts, black walnuts, English walnuts, filberts, hazel nuts, hickory nuts, pecans and almonds all may be used as fat savers, for they are especially rich in fat. It is certain that if you have on hand a large supply of nuts, you can add at tractive and varied dishes to your meals at little expense. The protein and fat are combined in the nut much I as they are in meat, which makes it a good substitute for meat. Vegetarians have learned to make many attractive combination dishes from nuts, such as nut loaves, croquettes and souffles, which they serve in place of meat. This walnut roast is very palatable. Almost any nut can be used in place of the walnut if desired. Walnut Roast. 1 cupful walnut meats (ground) 2 teaspoonfuls onion (grated) 1 teaspoonful salt 2 cupfula whole milk 1H cupfuls toasted bread crumbs 2 eggs Mix the ingredients pack into a greased loaf pan and bake. We all know the place of nuts in salad making. The ground nuts are also very good mixed with cottage cheese. Mold the mixture and slice. Another attractive dish which-is deli clous served for a Sunday night's, sup per is tomato, celery and nut sand wich. Slice bread and toast until a delicate brown. Place a slice of to mato on a slice of the toasted bread, sprinkle with sajt and cover with fine ly chopped celery mixed with finely ground nuts. Cover with another slice of the toasted bread. Some people prefer to toast the bread for such sandwiches on one side only, putting the toasted side out. In the pastry and cake recipes which follow, the nuts are used to re place the fat usually used. They also give a desirable flavor as well as rich ness to the products. Nut Pastry. Take equal weights of nut meats and flour sifted with a small amount of salt. Put the flour and nut meats through a food grinder together until the nuts are finely ground. Mix with just enough cold water to make the mass hold together. Roll thin, cut in rounds or in strips and bake. These may be spread with cream cheese and used as a salad wafer or they may be served as a tart spread with jelly or lemon filling. Nut Cakes. 8 ounces nuts 4 teaspoonfuls bak 1 Vt cupfuls sugar lng soda 3 cupfuls flour 4 egg whites 1 teaspoonful salt 1% cupfuls water teaspoonful soda 1 teaspoonful cinna mon Mix and bake In muffin molds or in a loaf. [8M GOOD WORKING CREED The ideal of the boy and girl club members under the direc tion of the department of agri culture and the state agricul tural colleges is to learn and practice the best way to pro duce something worth while and then to give the information to some one else, who may also reap the benefits from these bet ter practices. Can Meat In Cold Weather.,,^ Cold weather offers advantages for -the canning of meat, as bacteria is less active. Put into jars the surplus cockerels and part of the freshly killed pork, rather than serve them until the appetite clogs. The meat ready but for reheating will come mighty handy whwi unexpected com pany drops In or on a hot day next summer. TWO SLAIN BY BANDITS Officers of Brooklyn Bank Shof to Death. Tighwaymen Escape in Auto With $13.000—Two Wounded in $25,000 Robbery in Milwaukee. New York, Dec. 16.—Two officers of lie East Brooklyn Savings bank were kil.'ed by two highwaymen, who es caped In a taxicab with $13,000 after holding a crowd at bay with their re volvers. When Daniel C. Peal, the teller, failed to "come across" as ordered, he was shot through the heart. His slay er the% tqok his turn at "covering" the crowd, while his companion ran to another window, forced a clerk to retreat to the rear of his cag'e, and then crawled through the small open ing. From that cage he hastened to the one where the murdered teller lay. He thrust rolls of bills Into a linen bag, and when Hefiry V. Coons, assistant the street and shot a detective in the arm on their way out. Milwaukee, Wis., Dec. 14.—Bandits shot and robbed Louis Riedel, cashier of the International Harvester com pany's local plant, and his guard, Jo seph Grunewald, and'escaped with the entire pay roll of the night crew, $25. 000. The police are convinced that the robbery was committed by men thor oughly familiar with the plant. .V 6,000 CANADIANS REACH PORT Giant Liner Olympic Arrives at Hali fax—Completes Nineteenth Voy age as Transport. Halifax, N. S., Dec. 16.—The giant White Star liner Olympic, said to be the premier troopship in service, ar rived at this port with 6,000 Canadian troops, probably the largest number of troops to be landed by one steamer at one time on the Atlantic seaboard. It was given a royal welcome, as it completed its nineteenth voyage as a transport. treasurer of the bank, ran forward, he, peace comes is the rural motor ex too, was shot. He died later at a hos- Press movement that the government pltal. jis trying to stimulate to success, writes JUDGE EMORY SPEER DIES Federal Jurist for Southern District of Georgia Succumbs in Hospital at Macon, •••••'. Macon, Ga., Dec. 16.—Judge Emory Speer of the United States court for the Southern district of Georgia, died at a hospital here. He was seventy years of age and was appointed to the judgeship of the Southern Georgia district court by President Arthur In 1885. Secretary Baker Says Discharged fWUnited States Soldiers May Re tain Clothing. tain the uniform and overc'oat they -f". 'J*- A counterpart to the many com plex problems that will face allied and American statesmen when ultimate Then both robbers made a dash for I Walter A. tsermingham In Chicago Evening Post. That traditional sus picion that the countryman is the log ical quarry of the "city feller" still sits fast in the saddle, and until it can be rooted out difficulties will be en countered. Demand of Farmer. S. V. Norton, a member of the Ohio state commission appointed to push all truck movements, says that the farmer demands—and is entitled to—as many assurances as the allies seek from Ger many. The farmer's position, Mr. Norton says, is both sensible and logical. These conditions he Insists on: v, department had decided that all dis- *phfar,s and self-control is gained charged soldiers may permanently re- ™S wear when mustered out. Mr. Dent sary authority. THE MARKETS: Grain, Provisions^ Etc. Mi Oats- 14. «. Open High Low Clos Corn- ing. est. est. ing. 1.39% 1.38 1.38 ..1.38% 1.38V6 1.35% 1.36-35% 1.37 1.34% 1.34%-% March .. ..1.36V61H 1.36% 1.34% 1.35-34% 1.35-34% Ute Ute .74 .72% .72% .72% .72%-% 74-73% .74 .72% .72%-% March .74 ,"Y .72% .72% FLOUR—'The United States food admin' lstratlon flour standards are as follows: dHpec.afebr^:1 $11.00 hard winter, $firstname.lastname@example.org soft win- BUTTER-Creamery. extras, 92 score, EGGS—Fresh firsts, 60c ordinary firsts, 55@67c miscellaneous lots, cases included, 56®B9c cases returned, 6S@58c extras, 66® 67c checks, 35®39c dirties. 40@43c. DRESSED POULTRY Turkeys, S9c fowls, 26c spring chickens, 26c roosters. 18@19c ducks, 30@32c geese, 26@26c. POTATOES—Bulk, per 100 lbs., $1.60® 1J65 sacks, $1.75. CATTLE—Choice to prime steers, $18.50 @20.50 good to choice steers, $email@example.com 1 medium to good steers, $15.00017.50 plain to medium steers, $9.00015.00 yearlings. fair to choice, $13.00019.75 stockers and feeders, $7.00@!2.26: good to prime cows. $9.50012.75 fair to prime heifers, $9.00® I 14.75 fair to good cows, $7.00®9.50 can I ners, $firstname.lastname@example.org cutters, $email@example.com bologna bulls, $7.35®7.80 butcher bulls, $7.50010.00 veal calves. $15.00016.75. HOGS—Fair 10 choice light butchers, $17.50017.70 choice to light butchers, $17.t0 017.75 medium weight butchers, 2200260 lbs., $17.55017.SO heavy weight butchers, 2700350 lbs., $17.50®17.70 mixed packing, $17.10017.50 heavy packing, $16.70017.10 rough packing, $16.50®16.76 pigs, fair to good, $13.50015.25 stags, $15.25016.25. BHEEP Western lambs, $14.00015.25 native lambs, good to choice, $14.00015.25 yearlings, $9.00012.50 wethers, good to '1 choice, $firstname.lastname@example.org ewes, fair to choice, r7.OO09.5O: feeding iftnjbs, $12.00014.00. does not mean that move Shoulf kn™ prepared a bill embodying the neces- Small Extinguisher Is Best The novice stands aghast as the glflfp! first burst of flames come from the fill! carburetor. The Per bbi. Jute, 88 lb. sack basis:'Barley Placed in service, and the machine flour, $email@example.com corn flour, $firstname.lastname@example.org may be badly damaged meanwhile. Spring wheat?Ylb.M@mi5 LIVE POULTRY-Turkeys, 2§c fowls, 'S a flame on the ground beneath the 26%c roosters, 18c spring chickens, 2414c car use the self-starter with gears in ducks, 26c geese, 24c. FARMERS IN FAVOR OF RURAL EXPRESS AND WANT IT PERMANENT INSTITUTION New Successful Standardized Truck B—One of the Type That Is Solving the Transportation Problem. Definite assurance that produce be sends will be sold. Reliable agents to sell It for him. GASOLINE FIRES CAUSE OF PANIC YANK^ HAN KFFP UNIFORMS accessory t° a fire is the one you ieast TAIVI\d UNIrUHMb ti a 16- Secretary Baker informed Chairman Dent of the house military committee that the war Experienced Man Knows What to Do and Jumps Immediate ly for Some Preventive. HAVE SMALL EXTINGUISHER .. -v". '.ii Large Chemical Devices Are Too Bulky and Cannot Be Laid In Any Position—Start Work of Ex tinguishlng in Drip Pan. \?«i When gasoline takes fire it is a se rious matter, but the most dangerous expect nameiyt panic, writes William H. Stewart, Jr., in New York Times. The average person has such an un reasoning fear of gasoline that he loses his head completely. The first few fires will leave one completely unnerved £or a time, but after nttle exPerience them panic dls- should an/t mfe s]°^ experienced man jumps for the nearest preventive. At least one small fire extinguisher should be carried on every car. The large chemical devices are too bulky and cannot be laid in any position, whereas the ordinary instrument may be stored away In a small space. The best place is beneath the hood on the carburetor side. This is where the fire starts and may be reached by raising the hood. Some carry them ob the running board, but this is ob jectionable on account of theft liabil ity. If placed under the seat or se cured by a lock they are not readily ^ways turn off the gasoline at the tank to stoP ter, $10.60. I dinarily there is not more than two 1 HAY-Ttootby. $30.00®si.oo standard.! ounces in any float chamber, and this $2».email@example.com No. 1 light clover mixed, $28.00 .,, ,, @29.00 No. 2 timothy and No. 1 clover 1 All the parts about mixed, $firstname.lastname@example.org No. 8, $email@example.com sam-. the carburetor are metal and not eas pie, $10.00015.00 clover, $18.00(3)23.00. (iiy se 67Mc higher scoring commands a prem- siaiter to turn me engine, inis lum firsts, 91 score, 65@66c 88@90 score, 60 draw flames into the manifold. @64c seconds, 82®87 score, M@68c stand-, Quite often the whole fire may be ex ard, 63V&@63V&c ladles, 45@46c renovated. 1 tintmlshpri If thio Is rinnn in timp 49@49%c: packing stock, 38@40c. unguisnea It this is aone in time. feeding the flames. Or- harmed. It is also well to use the lf.stai ter to turn the engine This Begin at the Bottom. So remember, always start at the bottom and work upward. If there mesh to move to another position. Sand Is good if available, but never throw sand on the carburetor or any other part of the machine. It falls away, leaving gasoline free to burn, and also gets Into the mechanism, do ing incalculable harm. On a fiat sur face sand is excellent, or any other dry powder. Even flour has saved many a home where gasoline has been used carelessly. The old method of covering the fire with a rug or carpet is good, but the extinguisher is bet ter. This covers the fluid with a lay er of heavy noninflammable gas which smothers the flame. Everyone knows that any kind of a fire is dangerous, but if the above suggestions are employed under self control the flames starting from a carburetor backfire will be efficiently stopped at the source. r't /. iii': Hit®* "The farmer," says Mr. Norton, "be lieves, in the first place, that the mar ket is overcrowtled already. He does not want to engage in competition that will find him at a disadvantage. "Then, again, he says: 'If I co operate, who Is going to sell it for me?* Furthermore, he wants assur ance that his stuff will be sold and not turned back to him, wilted and use less except as fodder for pigs. ::x-'% Big Questions to Answer. "These are big questions and must be answered to the full satisfaction of the farmer. It is but natural that the farmer wants to continue to be his own salesman until convinced that dependable capital can do more for him and permit him to devote more time to his farm." Mr. Norton said that the truck hori zon is full of prospects that large and dependoble capital Is at work planning to take advantage of 'them, and that a solution of the farmer problem is not far distant. LIGHTS BOTH ROADS BOUNDING A CORNER Illinois Man Makes Decided Im provement in Headlights. One Shines Up New Direction While Other Continues to Light Old Roadway—Rod Supplies Mo tive Power. Because an automobile in which he was riding one evening went around corners so fast that it was dangerous, and because the front lamps were sta tionary and would not swing in the di rection the car was going until it had \teyft0mri9ht \lamp follow* turn kSttamp lamps on: unchanged \pivr* ly left turn lamp turning Steering rod but One Light Points Straight Ahead, tho Other in Direction Car Is Turning—* Steering Rod Operates It. turned completely, Frank E. Harvey of White Hall, 111., resolved that certain Improvements in automobile headlights were necessary. Therefore he produced a very simple and commendable in ventlon. The idea is to make at least one headlight turn, and that at the mo ment the steering wheel is resolved. Thus one headlight shines up in the new direction wfiile the other con tinues to light the old roadway. In this way light is provided in the two places most needed when rounding a corner. The connecting rod between the front wheels supplies the motive power which moves the lamps. Two pins are made fast to this rod near each end, and the rod in Its right-and left movements causes one or the other of the pins to strike the arm of its bent rod leading up to the corre sponding light. The illustrations show details. A spring keeps the parts taut and ready to respond to all im pulses from the pins and rod.—Popu lar Science Monthly. PNEUMATIC TIRES ARE BEST Reduction in Wear and Tear on Trucks and Greater Speed Are Among Advantages. Iowa Casualties Reported During The Last Week. ilhe following Iowans have been reported during the last week as Skilled in action or died of wounds or disease: Geo. R. (Royster, Lehigh William Detert, Solon John E. Betr eeniberger, Bloomfleld Alfred (Bon nicksen, ftingsted Geo. C. Kunz, Du buque Raymond C. iBroghamer, De I corah Geo. IP. Canny, Frederick Os ear B. .Nelson, Ottumwa John Burke, Des Moines Lyn Crawford, Ghapin Perry F. 'Burnham, Redfield Roy E. Crotinger, University Park Ernest E. Herndon, iLjucas Charles Cunning ham, Dyersville Warren Pierson, Princeton Claude E. 'Swisher, Wash ington Julius iLouis Shryer, (Durant Paul L. Sloan, Des Moines Carl Ja cobsen, Long Grove Jesse G. Beyers, Arciher Martin Heggeh, Renwick Henry F. iHorstman, Primhar Dannie Redenibaugh, ©torm Lake Herbert J. iSarvis, Barnes City Renal B. Weim er, Ottumwa Arthur B. Jarvis, Sac City Joseph C. Judge, Boone John M. Tastove, Gran vile Otto Troester, Osterdock Guy Worrell, (Farming ton Edward F. Nusehaum, LeMaiw Lloyd J. ©reneman, Marion Geo. A. Ihnen, Cumberland Clarence W. (Harding, Des Moines Elmer 8. Bouce, Greenwood John iD. Buss Parkersburg Geo. H. Hanis, Liberty Richard Henry, Iowa Falls Russell Lewis, Red Oak Geo. L. Hughes, Ca manche Harry R. iPalson, Crystal Lake Jacob Sauter, George Arnold Utzig, Dubuque Albert Moore, Mason: City Nick Rogenwether, Sprague ville William Monster, Boyden Thomas J.' ©tanton, Ottumwa Ray mond C. 'Moore, Independence Sad Baud S. Holt Sioux City Frank 1X1* ly, Little (Rock Clyde E. Elliott, Koa eta Plennie H. Williamson, St. Charles Henry C. Moss, West Side Rofoert A. Nash, iSioux City Franlfl W. Wilkin, tDenlson Joseph J. Puet^ Early Garrett Verstegen, ISioux City Harley A. Winger, Clarinda Charles C. Espy, Centerville John 1R. Zimmer man, Central City William Jama* Focht, Grinnel John F. Grutoh, (Baa ora Evadlu M. Rodin, (Burlington William (B. Hoffman, Sheldon Heniyi Lembke, Elkader 'Levi M. H. Burton Emerson Horace B. Emerson, Cedar Falls Elmer L.x Krueger, Baxter George H. 'Marti, Storm Lake Wayne M. 'Shelley, Davenport Kenneth L. McCoy, iMelrose: Jemes E. 0*Hara. LlnevlLle Rtfbert Powllsta, Oxford •Junction Corp. Mark Antwine, Ar lington Carl C. SIberts, Winfield Chris Hi. Duhve, 'Lamotte Romert A. Thompson, Nashua Clifford D.. Vor hies, Lock ridge Eernest T. Herold. Lacona Ira E. Dally, Stratford Nick •J. Goetzlnger, Grad Clarence Ham mond, Vinton John E. Hoffman. Westfleld (Harry G. Johnson, Union Ville John 'Knute Glidden Freeman D. Lankelma, Pella Clarence L. Hy felnger, Frultland Herman Pepema. HospeTo John H. Hohlfs, Ireton. Rey W. 'Smith, Messervey 'William D. Steliner, Verinia Charles H. Hitch* cock, Centerville Corpi Alfred Hed tam. Soldier Ben H. 'Wesfcenbecfc, Middletown Carl H. Jarvis, Burling ton Sgt. (Riohard H. Hesley, Minden Leslie Beam, Riverton Lieut. George R. Mason, Des Moines Arthur B*. Brandt, Postville Claude L. 'Bright, Sioux Rapids 'Frank G. Dunn, Sara toga William H. Huntung, Ute Al bert R. Mtchels, Bellevue Harrison Crlchett, Grlnnell Del'bert H. Grey. Independence William H. Dambrink, Lemars Andrew Johnson, WallinS ford Alfred SchToeder, Bellevue Dick Van Holland, Rock Valley Frank 'L. Hopkins, Bedford Julius Vinke, Manning William Young, Conroy Arthur G. Norton, Odebolt Arthur Strought, Granville Lieut. John P. Hanford, Cedar Rapids Sgt. Elza Clifford McKim, iMarshalltown Corp. Roy Long, Mt. Pleasant John A trip over the Lincoln highway from New York to Philadelphia pro vides many surprises to touring mo torists In the multiplicity of big rub ber-tired freighters that ply con« stantly between these two cities, haul lng every conceivable kind of mer- A. Stanley, Texter Roy Stroud, Mar chandise. Motor trucking companies ble Rock Floyd Wam'bean, Wahoo are springing up almost daily, offer- Daniel Moeller, Maquoketa Holger ing efficient service, which not only A. Hansen, Clinton Byron A. Fass, helps to relieve the railroads of a Williamsburg August J. Berger, At portion of their heavy burden, but cadia Ira V. Swanger, Persia Guy also offers quicker transportation, In B. Early, Malcom James R. Kallna, that all terminal delays, so common Irving John I. M. Kindberg, Stanton to railroads, are avoided. At first Nels P. Larsen, Alta iBdgar Llnder these heavy-duty trucks were con- man, Civin Raymond Markus, Daven pned to the solid-tired class, but the port Lewis H. Morken, Locust Les advantages of big cord tires have led ter L.• MeLoughan, Alierton Charles many truck owners to equip their freighters with pneumatic tires. The great reduction in wear and tear on the trucks and the greater speed per mitted are among the advantages that are to be gained. Arthur Baker, Sioux City Charles G. Carey, Tipton Leon E. Goddard, Har lan Sgt. Eugene H. Bernhardt, Bur lington Corp. Harold O. Ralls, Mar shalltown Cecil A. Azblll, Independ ence John Hanson, Graettinger James A. Hickey, Todd ville Clem (Hite, Red Oak Earl L. Wall, Albion John P. Hanford, Cedar Rapids Al bert A. Marticke, Atalissa Imle Z. Tuttle, Ogden Lewis Larson, "Web ster City Henry Kestel, Storm Lake 'Fred Schwab, (Deep River Clyde A. Albert, Ladora William L. Layson, Hornick August J. Frahme, Boyer Henry Sommer, Pulaski Casper R. Selland, 'Decorah Earl B. Douglas, Davenport Thomas J. Staten, Ottum wa Charles C. Espey, Centerville Nurse Maud S. Holt, Sioux City William E. Bishop, Park Avenue Hardold W. Benge, East Fifth St Leo J. McNamara, Ida Grove Wen dell F. Prime, Sioux City Omer W. Timpe, Spirit iLake Clyde Comer, Floris Carl A. Haraldson^ Rem brandt Charles F. Setz, Oakland L. 'Sifford. Lake CUy Custav Wilson, Ivirol Chris .Tuhl, Plainfteld James M. Herbert, Red Oak Andrew Peter son, Story City Charles W Strick land, Muscatine Ernest R. Valvtck, Badger.