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Fashion's Latest Decrees
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Spring hats, With knitting bags to
match, are quite popular with mi
lady who is knitting for the soldiers.
.The hat and bap set is of tan broad-'
cloth and black velvet with trim
ming of wool embroidery in brilliant
Wool Is needed by the government
lo clothe Its soldiers nnd sailors.
Uncle Snm has recommended that not
more thiin four and n half ynrds of
wool be used In the" construction of
any one dress. As n result the fash
ion folks have turned to the worm be
fore tliti worm has a chance ah Its own
ultlmntespecialty. Silks and satins
merely trimmed with the precious and
jfatrlotlc fabric are the order of tho
day. And when one llnds perchance
a whole frock or suit of wool It is cut
with a narrow skirt not sn'ore than
two yards In width, with a bolero or
twenty-eight, Inch jacket and, prob
ably, with short sleeves.
Taffeta Is going to "be one of the
leading materials for suits this spring.
There can be no doubt about It when
one looks about the mldseason ex
The vestee and waistcoat will un
doubtedly play a star part In the com
ing season. Foulard Is one of the
materials recruited for this purpose.
TIii conservation dres Is the cry of
the hour and Importers who have been
shownlg riming the last few weeks
have boon treating us not to the wild
siiul wooly, but to the sane and wool
Tlia n.itloual colors are attractively
combined in a fascinating bathing
model, which Is Included In the early
fashion displays. The costume Is
fashioned in washable satin and fea
tures separate eape and parasol of the
same material. The Turkish not Is
prtlcularly striking, combined as It Is
with the knee breeches.
ITS LOPSIDED, BUT ITS STVLISU
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It lacks balance but no one -vould notice it, for the hat 13 pretty aeapitn
tbe fact that one side of the rim is much narrower than the other. Tht h&t
is of straw trimmed with a wide bard ! vibbrn, a white satin rosette avl
quill feather trimmimr.
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Delicious Bean Muffins Combine
one wellrbeaten egg, one cup cold
boiled bean pulp (lima or navy
beans), one-half cup milk, three ta
blespoons melted shortening, one
teaspoon salt, one and three-quarters
cups flour and two and one-half tea
spoons baking powder. Beat thor
oughly. Bake muffins in greased
muffin pans about twenty-five min
enough water to keep it from burn
ing. Let it bake until done. Bake
enough potatoes with the ham until
nice and brown. Take from oven,
coyer ham with boiled rice and about
same thickness as htm, cover rice
with thin slices of cher.se, put in oven
until it gets brown on top. Remove
to large platter. Have ready cooked
small carrots browned in butter.
Place carrots lengthwise from" meat
to edge of platter, alternated with
the potatoes: also some green nickles
and beets for color. Thicken gravy
Buckwheat and Cornmeal Muffins nn,i nni,. nvnn.i .i ,i ,..:ii
Sift together ono cup flour, one- have a dinner both good to eat and
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cornmeal, one-half teaspoon salt,
four teaspoons baking powder, one
tablespoon brown sugar (or whitg).
Add the liquid (three-quarters cup
milk and water) and one tablespoon
melted shortening. Beat. Bake in
muffin pans twenty to twenty-five
t minutes. Level measurements.
War-Time Waflles Ono teacup
each of cornmeal, graham and white
flour, one tablespoon shortening, one
tablesnoon cornstarch, one table
spoon sugar, one teaspoon salt, two
teaspoons baKing powaer. but in
gredients all together. Use sweet
milk to form batter and beat well.
Use with maple syrup, fruit juice or
Cheap Gingerbread Two cups
molasses, shortening size of an egg,
one teaspoon soda, two teaspoons
ringer, one cup boiling water,
enough flour to make it stiff. Last
add one-half cup raisjni. Cheap but
New Gingerbread Sift three-
ouarters cud flour, one teasnoon bak
ing powder, one and one-half tea
spoons ginger and one-hall teaspoon-
cuii. auu one unu une-nou t cups
fine bread-crumbs. Mix welfand to
this add one cup light molasses mix
ed in one-half" cup boiling water.
! Beat well, add two tablespoons melt
ed drippings or- chicken fat. Bake
half hour in moderate oven4.
THE TABLE "
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QET8 RARE MAHOGANY TABLE
Work of Phlllplnos that Has Been Ex
hibited In United States.
A magnificent tnblo of sdlltl mahog
any liaB been received by S. M. Blck
crstaff, president of a Kalamazoo
manufacturing company. It Is six feet
in diameter and ono and one-half
Inches thick. It was cut from a sin
gle pleco of mahogany.
The table Is the property of Gon.
Harry H. Bandohlz, who acquired It
While- In tho Philippines. It was sent
to tho United Stages and has been on
display at several expositions.
Tho wood was cut and the top hand
wrought and polished by Filipino la
borers. The wood for tho top Was cut
from a "boll," a peculiar enlargement
of the tree trunk near Its base. Tho
top weighs 350 pounds.-
BELGIAN BEAUTY IS ONLY WOMAN ,
AT THIS LEGATION IN WASHINGTON
LEFT HANDED WATCH IS LATEST
Note the pointed collar. Spring
sport suits, if fashioned as daintil.v
as this one, will surelv make sprina
a popular season. The large pointiTJ
collar reaching down to tho waist
gives a charming effects The combi
nation of all-over design coat with a
plain skirt is striking. The collar is
in jersey satin.
The government Is not asking one
thing of us in the way of food conser
vation that is not good for us as In
dividuals. And aside from winning the war.
Theie N not one request or require
ment from which we will not benet hi
health, Increased activity. Increased
earning and lncrea-eri happiness.
We all cat too much. "
If we would cut om- eating one-half
we would not only conserve food to
feed our army ami that of our allies,
but we would Improve our health and
activity at the same time.
And it's cay!
Xujllet scheme Is necessary.
o meatless or wheatless day
would be necessary.
All that would be required would be
to eat what we want, what agrees
Jeweler Now Thinks There is Demand
- for Such Timepieces
Are left handed people InconvenJ
ienced by the light handed move
ment of clocks and 'watches? One Kal
amazoo jeweler thinks so. His daugh
ter complained that left handed peo
ple were not consldeied by the right
handed majority, so he made her a
watch in which the movement of tho
hands is the reverse of the ordinal y.
Other people of like orientation weio
so pleased with this concession to
their peculiarity that they demanded
watches of like construction. Now tha
Kalamazoo man is thinking -of going
Into the business of making watches
and clocks that travel backward on a
scale to'supply all the left handed peo
ple In the" country.
GETS PATENT ON WATER METER
This One Measures Correctly Under
L. Rollins of Colfax, Cal., has ob
tained a patent on 'a water meter
which measures correctly under a var
iable head, something meters In use
at present cannot do. This merit Is
maintained by an automatic contriv
ance that produces a constant and uni
form flow with a given intake and a
The meter has tho advantages of
simplicity of constiuction, durability
and low cost of installation and main
tenance. It should prove of value to
both seller and ut,er for irrigation and
Madame Phillipe Barbier.
Madame Phillipe Barbier, wife of Lieutenant Barbier of the Belgian
legation in Washington enjoys the distinction of being the only woman at j
the legation. So that she is the hostess of all the legation's social affairs,
presiding at those of the six bachelors of the legation as well as those given
by her husband and herself.
A paper life boat which can bo
packed away in a space of about one
cubic foot, but which, when inflated, is
declared to be seaworthy and durable,
13 the invention of a retired admiral
of the Japanese navy. Tho boat is
made from the Japanese paper called
"hashlkirazu," manufactured from the
net, no commission; returns day of arrival
All reasonable drafts honored, to t
191 Duane St., New York
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Chatham & Phoenix National Bnnk United Stnti'i Pooil Administration
All Com. Agencies License. No. O-074U8
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213-219 Summit Street
Meat Loaf That Serves Eight Per
sons Generously Two pounds ham
burg steak, two small onions, ono
egg, one pint flour, gravy left from
any kind of meat, two large slices
stale bread soaked in hot water till
-soft, pepper and salt to taste. Mix
ail together thoroughly. Mold in a
loaf, put in greased baking: dish and
sprinkle a few pieces of chopped salt
pork over top of loaf. If you don't
nave fat meat "put on a spoonful of
oleomargarine. Four two small cups
boiling water in dish, bake one hour
in moderate .oven. This lonf costs
fifty cents and makes as good.a Sun
day dinner as an expensive roast.
Stuffed Onions Remove skins
from onions, parboil ten minutes in
salt water, turn upside down to cool,
remove part of center. Fill cavity
with equal parts of chopped leftover
meat of any kind, breadcrumbs and
onion, which was removed; season
with salt and pepper and melted but
ter. Put in baking dish, sprinkle
with buttered crumbs and bake until
onions are soft.
Drop Cukes (no eggs) One cup
sugar, one-half cup lardl substitute,
one cup milk, one cup chopped, raisins,
two teaspoons baking powder, pinch
of salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves
to taste, one-half cup graham flour,
one-half epp cornmeal, white flour
enough to make a stiff batter. Drop
in small spoonful on buttered pans
and bake in medium hot oven until
nicely browned. This amount will
We offer for your
selection the most
c o in prehon slve
showing of new
Blouse modes In To
ledo styles, colors
are new ami most In
$2.95 to $15
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and quality in the ISIew
The Stoin suil speciulisl, in spite of in
creased costs, lias, by careful discrimination,
assembled a collection of spring suits at
twenty-live dollars, tbat features not only
variety and extreme value, but splendid style
In many cases you will lnd exact repro
ductions of high priced models tailored
with the s:inie care to the smallest detail,
which is a characteristic of Stein's suits. We
invite your comparison with suits shown
elsewhere at ij:23.
The Suit Store
Beautiful Easter Apparel
Easter falls on Sunday, March 31st two weeks from now and two weeks will
fairly fly by all the new couts, suits, frocks, waists, hats and skirts are here wuiting
to belong to your Easter outfit.
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