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DADDY3EVENIH HIQM Jacoiieliiie of Go Hi . CHAPTER XXI Continued. 16 r I went to New York to get my share.. , I wasn't going to be ousted, I, " who had been one of the discoverers. X don't know how much Carson paid Lottis, but I meant to demand half. I . thought he had the money in his pocket. I followed him all that afternoon after he had left Carson's office. watched hiro In the street. At night too went to a room somewhere at the top of a tall building. I followed him When I got In I found a woman there. Louis was talking to her and threaten ing her. He said she was his wife. How conld she be his wife when he toad married Jacqueline Duehaine? "I didn't care it was no ' business 4ft mine. I couldn't see them, because there was a curtain In the way. There -Was no light in the bedroom. There was a light in the room in which I was. I put It out, so that neither of them should see my face. She might liave betrayed me, you know, Simon. . file spun round when the light went '-out, and pushed the curtain aside. ras waiting for that. I had calculated my blow. I stabbed him. It was a .good blow, though It was delivered In th dark. He only cried out once. But .tBe woman screamed, and a dog flew t me, and I couldn't find his money, flo I ran away. "And then there were only three of lis ho knew the sceret.. Then Simon died and there were only two, and now iueis nrw uuiy newieiv aim i, nuu . - . . . 1 t 3 - Here. For God's sake give me a knife, Ulmon! " His fingers tore at my sleeve in his last agony, and I was tempted sorely And it was his own knife that I had j The irony of it! He muttered once or twice and cried out in rear or the man wnom ne nau data. I heard him gasp a little later. TThen the hand fell from my sleeve Jknd fclter that there was no further wind. "Paul r It was the merest whisper from the ' Trail. I thought It was a trick of my m mind. I dared not hope. "Paul! Dearest!" This was no fancy born of a de lirious brain and the thick fumes of Syramife. It came from the wall a tittle way ahead of me. I crawled the three feet that the little cave afforded . nd put. my hands upon the rock, feel- lac Its surface Inch by inch.' There 9 have permitted a bird to pass the merest fissure. "Jacqueline! Is that you, dear?" I ' tiled. "Ton are not hurt, Jacqueline?" ' "I am lying where you left me, dear. Iaul, I I heard." , Ton heard?" I answered dully. HThat did it matter now? "Why didn't you tell me, Paul? But aver mind. I am so glad, dearest! 0n you come through to me?" I struggled to tear the rocks away; I beat and bruised my hands in vain against them. I will come when it grows light, Jacqueline, I babbled. "When It jgrows light r She did not know that It would never grow light for me. Again I flung my self against the walls of my prison, ttora my hands. Again and again I flmg myself down hopelessly, and tfiragmeat that protruded into the cave. - And at last, when my .despair had For a sunbeam shot like; a finger through the crevice and quivered upon thn floor of the cave. And overhead, wJtcre-1 had never thought to seek, where I had thought three hundred f et of eternal rock pressed down on ma. i saw tne auivsr or aay tnrouen hstf a dozen feet of tight-packed debris Crosn the glacier's mouth. I raided myself and tore at it and vent it flylDg. I thrust my hands among tae stones ana tore them down like 111.. n - W 11UU1 d. IUILCU 1 Wl. I heard a shout ; hands were reached 4ftwn to me and pulled me up, and I as on my feet upon a hillside, look Vbg Into the keen eyes of Pere" Antoine and the face of the Indian squaw. And the Eskimo dog was barking at my nlde. Only one thing marred the happi nwa of our reunion, and that was the lota of Jacqueline's father. We had talked much over what had Happened, and ten days later, when Jacqueline had recovered from the SftxXk and rora what proved to be, after all, only a flesh-wound, we had YUited the scene of our- rescue by the tM priest. The charge of dynamite which La molx had set exploded, as It happened, $nath'that part which buttressed the At?e structure, and combining with fa pressure of the glacier above, had thrtfwn the mountain on its side, fill ing the lake with several million tons f Ice and obliterating all traces of the cAateau, which lay buried beneath its waters. That was Pere Antoine's explana tion, and we realized at once that it was useless to search for Charles Du alne. The whole aspect of the re gion' had been changed; there was neither glacier nor cataract, and the lake, swollen to twice Its size and toIght, slept peacefully beneath its taovering of ice and snow. i When we returned to the cabin we to ere amazed to see a sleigh standing entslde, and dogs feeding. Two men were seated at the . priest's table, tmoking. "Diable, monsieur, don't you keep town voice To Pere Antoine. Then. ! JsrctKllni) and I approached the ( -By VICTOR ROUSSEAU OoBTrUbU W. O. Cbapmu entrance, the man turned and sprang toward us with outstretched hands that gripped ours and wrung them till we cried out in pain. It was Alfred Dubois. But I was stupefied to see the sec ond man who rose and advanced to ward me with a shrewd smile. For it was Tom Carson! Presently I was telling my story except, for that part which more In timately concerned myself and Jacque line, and the narrative of the murder, which I gave only as Lacroix had con fessed it to me. A look of incredulity deepened on Tom's shrewd old face till, at the end, he burst out explosively at me : "Hewlett, I didn't think I was a d fool before I beg your pardon, miss. If any man had told me that I would have knocked him down. But I am, I am, and I want you to be my mana ger." "Do you mean that I have lied to you?" I asked indlgantly. "Every word, Hewlett every word, my son. That Is why I want you back with me. First you leave my employ ment without offering any reason; then you take hold of my business af fairs and try to pull off a deal over my head, and then you tell me a yarn about a castle falling into a lake." "But, M. Carson," Interposed the priest, "I myself have seen this cha teau many times. And I have gone to the entrance and looked from the mountain, too, and it is no longer there." "Never was," said Carson. "You fellows get so lonesome up In these wilds that you have to see things. Thi3 W8o The Eskimo Dog Was Barking at My Side. man, d'Epernay, who Js said to be dead now, wanted to sell me the biggest gold mine in the world for fifty thou sand dollars, and from what I know of Leroux I am ready to believe that he would try to hog it if it really exists." "But how about Leroux?" I cried, more amused now than vexed. "That," answered Tom, "is pre cisely why I want to get hold of you again, Mr. Hewlett." "But here is Mile. Duehaine!" shouted the old priest In despair. Tom Carson raised his fat old body about five inches and made Jacqueline what he took to be a bow. "Pleased to make your acquaint ance, miss," he replied. "Ah, well, it doesn't matter. I guess that man, d'!3pernay, was lying to me. However, I am ready to look at your gold mine if you want me to." "You'll have to" do some blasting then," I said, nettled. "It's just about two hundred feet below the ground." "Never mind," said Tom. "Lumber is better than gold. Next time I'm here I shall be glad to have another look round. And now, Hewlett, if you want a Job at five thousand a year to start to start, mind you, you play fair and tell me where Leroux Is hiding himself." "ANTIQUES" FROM NEW YORK . Example of How the Tourist Is Vic timized When He Makes Pur chases in Foreign Cities. Some years before the war a resi dent of New York voyaged to "Venice. Among his fellow passengers at sea was a traveling salesman, whom he got to know quite well. What the New York man liked about the sales man was that he did not "talk shop." He had not even told his steamship acquaintance what manner of goods he handled. The day after they arrived In Venice the salesman went out on business, his steamship companion sightseeing. Among other places the lattej visited was a fascinating antiquarian snop. Prices were steep, but what of that? He wanted something to take back to show "the folks at home" that he had really been in Venice. Finally he settled on a bit of Venetian glass, a square of gold-embroidered Venetian cut velvet in a tarnished gilt frame, and a silver-handled dagger engraved with the arms of one of the doges. In the evening at the hotel he displayed them, not without a feeling of pride. to the traveling salesman. "My friend," said the latter, "you've been very decent to me, and now Pll do you a good. turn. Say, but your buying those things is a' feather In my Id en Ri vcr I was too mortified to answer him, But I felt Jacqueline slip her hand into mine, and suddenly the memory of the past made Tom's raillery an insignifi cant affair. . "Mind you," he pursued, "he'll turn up soon. He's got to "turn up, because the lumber company's all organized now and In fine running order. What do you say, Hewlett?" "Nothing," I answered. "All right," he said, turning away with a shrug of his shoulders. "Dn practical as ever, ain't you? Think it over, my son. Glad to have met you, Mr. Priest, and as I'm always busy 1 guess Dubois and I will start for home this afternoon." "Messieurs," said the priest, "do you know what day this is?" Tom started. "Why, good Lord, It It's Christmas day. Isn't It?" he asked, a little sheepishly. "It's a bigger day for us," I said to Tom. He squinted at me in his shrewd manner; and then he got up from the table and wrung my hand. "Good luck to you both," he said. "Say, Mr. Dubois, J guess we can pitch our tent here tonight don't you?" Alfred Dubois was grappling with our hands again; but his onset was less ferocious, because he had to loose us every now and then to slap me on the back and blow, his nose. "If only la petite Madeleine could be here!" he shouted. And I am sure that was his dinner voice I heard. THE END. "Old King Cole." The first reference to "Old King Cole," the "merry old soul" of the fa mous nursery rhyme, was made in a book written by Dr. William King, who was born in 1633. It is probable that the song was composed in the seven teenth century, although some Investi gators think It much older. Halliwell Identifies the merry monarch with Cole or Coel, a semi-mythical king of Britain who is supposed to have reigned In the third century. The Scots also have an "Old King Coul," said to have lived in the fifth century, Freeman and Other historians say a King Cole ruled Britain in the sixth century. There are many who assert that the reference to the pipe Indicates that Old King Cole lived at n period after Raleigh had introduced tobacco Into Europe, but this does not neces sarily follow, as a pipe might mean a musical instrument. Silly Idea Rebuked. The late Count de Lesseps never seemed to lose sight of the educa tion of his children, even In the smallest detail. One morning at breakfast a beautiful Dresden tea cup was broken. "Ah!" cried the countess, "a disas ter! Two more of that set will now be broken. It always happens so." "Are you so superstitious," asked the count, "as really to believe that two more will be broken?" "I know It." "Then let us get It off our minds." And taking two of the cups by the handles he dashed them together. The anger and dismay of the count ess proved conclusively that she had not seriously believed the superstition. It also loosed any hold the absurd idea may have had on the minds of the children. Chinese Fond of Fireworks. China invented gunpowder and pop ularized firecrackers. The cheapest kind of firecracker is made of gunpow der rolled up in coarse bamboo paper with a covering of red paper, red be ing regarded by the Chinese as bring ing good luck. Alum is used to neu tralize the smoke. The Canton dis trict Is the center of this industry. The Chinese seem to use firecrackers upon every occasion to speed a parting guest, In wedding celebrations, on fes tivals and birthdays and to dispel evil and bring good omens. China exports about $3,000,000 worth a year. A Tree. Of all works of art, a cathedral Is the greatest. A vast, and majestic tree Is greater than that. H. W. Beecher. cap ! We make 'em In New York, and I'm over here selling 'em. I'll take 'em around tomorrow to the place yon bought 'em and get your money back for you." New York Herald. Unquenchable. "Old Lute Lathers is a great feller to always look on the bright side of things," said the gaunt Missourlan. "He was riding to town on a load of hay with his son-in-law the other day when the roads were so muddy. One wheel dropped into a chuckhole clear up to the axle, the hay slewed, and Uncle Lute rolled off and landed on his head in a puddle a foot and a half deep. 'Well, sir,' says he, when they had dug him out and mopped him off some, 'these 'ere mud roads don't bruise you up like a rock road does. If that had been a hard-surfaced road, b'dogged if it wouldn't have plumb broke my neck !" Kansas City Star. On Valuing Men. We commend a horse for his strength, and sureness of foot, and not for his rich caparisons; a grey hound for his wondrous speed, not for his tine collar; a hawk for her wing, not for her jesses and bells. Why, la like manner, do we not value a man for what Is properly bis own? Montaigne. FAIRYTALE 6y Mary Graham Bonner L MOTHER EUCALYPTUS' STORY. "I must tell you the story Mother Eucalyptus told to her friends," said Daddy. "We'd be delighted to hear the story." said Nancy, "but we have no idea what sort of a mother she was ; I can't even pronounce her name." "It is a bit hard," said Nick. "I guess L won't try. But tell us the story, Daddy, and tell us whether she was a mother person or a mother ani anal or a mother bird or a mother ash," "She wasn't any of those," said Daddy. "What was she?" asked Nancy., ' can't imagine." "I give it up," said Nick. "Well, as neither of you think you ran guess," said Daddy, "I will tell pou that she was a tree. "Yes, Mother Eucalyptus Tree told this story to some other trees when they were all talking about their fam ily histories and what they were fa mous for and what they had done. So I shall tell you her story." "Do," said Nancy, "for now I know Just what she was I want to hear." "Please go on, Daddy," begged Nick, 'Friends, said Mother Eucalyptus, T must tell you that we are very use ful, we have been very useful and we will still be very useful.' "All the trees nodded their heads politely and bowed their branches and said, 'Pray continue.' " 'We can give forth lots of oil. In stead of giving a sirup like our friends the maple trees give (at least we have heard that they gave maple sirup, and as for being our friends, we consider all trees our friends), we give oil. "'That makes us useful. We do good that way. For this oil that we give cures sicknesses sometimes and drives away bad germs. Our leaves are perfectly fine as regular little doc tors and hospitals. If It weren't that we needed them they would probably go into hospitals, wear caps and aprons and have patients as nurses have. " 'And some of our leaves might dress themselves up as doctors and carry little bags with pills and could say to different people : " 'Please show u your tongue. And please tell us If your appetite Is good. " They can't dress up and go as doctors and nurses to the hospitals. but they're useful just the same. " 'Our dear little baby blue gum seedlings also do a great deal of work.' " 'How Interesting your story is,' said the other trees. 'Do go on.' '"Thank you,' said Mother Eucalyp tus Tree, for liking my story. It is a comfort to feel that one Isn't idling one's life away. I would hateto feel that I was an idle tree and did noth ing at all. I am sure I would be most unhappy.' " 'You can't be unhappy because you aren't idle and because you do good,' said the other trees. 'That must be the secret of your happiness. You're so busy.' " T do believe you're right, trees, said Mother Eucalyptus Tree. '"Well,' she continued after a pause, 'the baby blue-gum seedlings take up water ery quickly and can drink or sap it up without any trouble. " 'So we used to be planted where there were marshes and we would drink up the marshy, unhealthy water because It wouldn't hurt us, and we knew it would hurt others. Oh, how many mosquitoes we've driven away, because we made the land no longer marshy and so they didn't like it. " 'We used to be planted so we would do this work as a regular busi ness and we did a lot of good. But whenever we get the chance we do what we can, for we know we are given these helpful leaves and seed lings ta do a special work for the world. And we . do it whenever we can, and enjoy doing it too.' " 'You're a fine tree, and your family Is a fine family,' said the other trees admiringly, and Mother Eucalyptus smiled and bowed a most polite "Thank you.V Small, but Warlike. The African pigmies are fierce and warlike, and each little fighting man carries at his belt a bottle of poison (for arrows) so deadly that the slight est wound from a weapon envenomed with it will kill a man. Colonel Roose velt, while on his famous fainting trip, sent some of these arrows to the Smith sonian institution, with a tag attached suggesting carefulness ln handling them. These dwarfs build dome-shaped houses in a circle, the chief's resi dence in the center, and at a distance of 100 yards from the village a sentry box big enough to hold two little men Is placed on every path, with a door way looking up the trail. The New Way. A little four-year-old, who ia most emphatically opposed to having her face washed, said to her grandmother the other day: "I am not going to wash my face any more." When asked for an explanation, she said : "I've decided to have it dry cleaned." Why Rats Should Be Exterminated. One rat will eat or spoil four bush els of grain a year. It costs $2 or $3 a year to feed a rat on your place. If Vermont Was Flat. I met a Vermont Yankee lately, and the main thing he bragged about was the amount of maple sugar shipped from his town every spring. But he N$ not say that Vermont rolled out fiat would be as big as Ohio. E. W. Howe's Monthly. Keep Doorknobs Tight. Doorknob screws often work out and let the knob come off. This may be prevented by removing loose screws, covering them with glue and screwing them back -Into place. Connecticut Labor Press Department for .Women Wage Earners and the Women Folk of the Workingman's Family. SKIRTS TO ANKLE American Ideas Have Won Over Those of Paris. English Leaders of Fashion Refuse to Wear the Excessively Short De sign Sent From France New est Sleeves and Shoes. Ifs the most amusing thing In the world to watch what Is happening in the fashion world in London. A few weeks ago word came that In New York women were wearing long tubu lar skirts, way down to their ankles and as tight as a pipe. At the very same minute In Paris the skirts only ventured a miserable half dozen Inches below the knees. What was to be done? London hesitated a week or so. Paqnin and Lanvln brought over staggering creations that looked bb If they were Intended for chil dren's fancy dress parties and so skimp and short that no well-developed British female could possibly get Inside. So Just naturally the Eng lish turned to our New York mode and now it's the rarest possible thing to see a dress in Bond street or In the park that Is cnt above ankle length. French dressmakers are astonished, Indeed they will not acknowledge that American fashion is actually compet ing with French. They shrug their shoulders and adjust their dresses to suit their patrons over there and pre tend that they Invented the Idea them selves. But the French have their way in sleeves, for one thing it's no way at all, for there aren't any. On the street, in the house in the evening, you certainly can't tell by the sleeves what sort of a dress you are looking st. The only garment that has sleeves is a negligee or a tea frock, and these have long wings that trail along the floor. It's a great pity, too, the lack of sleeves, because It's not one woman in a hundred that can boast a dimpled elbow, and the sights of red and unlovely arms that are ex posed every day are getting on peo ple's nerves. Everybody wears brocaded shoes. Colors match the dress or suit and stockings are usually a very pale shade of the same color, or flesh, and so thin that they look like nothing at all. There Is hardly any upper to the latest shoes, really they are sandals with a tiny strap and a beaded or Jeweled buckle to clasp. - CONVENIENT HAT-STAND Hats are always difficult to dispose of, especially when a closet is very shallow without much shelf space. Sp, to solve the problem, a little wooden stand can be constructed to hold four hat -boxes. This stand is built like a table with two shelves underneath any kind of wood will do that can be painted or enameled. Each shelf holds two hat boxes, and these are made more attractive and durable by cover ing them with either a light-weight flowered chintz or cretonne, or heavy flowered wail paper. To be very prac tical the fronts of the boxes should be hinged by means of strips of linen so that the front can drop, and the hats be removed without taking the boxes from the shelves. - - CHOICE IN FALL MILLINERY Duvetyn Pretty Sure to Be Popular, Though Many Other Materials May Be Selected. Duvetyn is one of the biggest fac tors In the advance fall models that are now being shown In local mil linery circles. Manufacturers are unanimous In the belief that it Is go ing to exceed the popularity it enjoyed last year. Beaver strip is also well thought of In some parts of the trade, as there Is no material for hats that is more flattering to a woman than beaver. Embroidered effects are being shown for the new season In a large way. Heavy wool, silk floss, chenille and gold thread embroideries are used extensively. Hackle is a big factor, especially the domestic pasted variety of this plumage. Pasted feather breasts are being used in combination with heavy fabrics to good advantage. Flower trims are seen in heavily padded wool and chenille effects. Chenille grapes also are used as trim mings. Used by the French. The French designers are sponsors for all sorts of embroidery on midsum mer and autumn blouses. Floss, chenille worsted, beads and ribbonzine ambroidery all are being used by them. U . u1 CHARMINGLY YOUTHFUL Pretty little dress of pink organdie with coral velvet ribbons and a dainty frill of lace at' the throat; just the thing for a young girl's party dress. TO PROTECT THE SLEEVES Most Serviceable Coverings May Bo Made From Men's Handkerchiefs of Cheap Materials. Nearly all business girls wear over sleeves while at work; but if the sleeves are made of the usual black or dark material, they give a severe look to any dress. It is a good plan to make .the sleeves from men's handkerchief s ; the cheap ones, sold for ten cents, answer the purpose. Perhapa the most serv iceable kind Is that with a white cen ter and a colored border. A center of solid tint Is pretty, and may show the dirt less; but the tint Is likely to soon fade, and the goods on which it is used Is likely to be more expensive than the white handkerchiefs. Fold the , handkerchief s diagonally twice, to form a right-angled triangle, tour folds in thickness, with the edges of the handkerchief as the hypotenuse.- Then cnt off one of the corners or acute angle, somewhat on a slant The wrist of the sleeve should be about five Inches before it is bound. -All seams must be French ones 'so that there shall be no roughness. Gather the wrist slightly, and bind It with a bias strip from one of the pieces that were cut off. It should be from three and three-fourths to four and one-quarter inches across when finished, or Just large enough to slip the hand through easily. A narrow edging of lace may be added; it gives the sleeves a more finished appear ance. Folding twice, of course, gives a pair of sleeves from one handker chief. When the sleeves are in nse, the seam comes on the Inside of the arm, and the point is pinned on the outside. Just above the elbow. That will hold the sleeve comfortably in place, and the strain being on the bias xf the cloth, it gives with every motion of the arm, and fits more closely than a sleeve made on the straight would. Such a sleeve can also be worn by any housekeeper when she is at her work. They can be made and laun dered so easily that they commend themselves to the practical girL COMBINE COLLAR AND GIRDLE Attractive Feature of a Frock That Meets With Favor Among Many Women. Navy blue and white organdie com bined with bright-toned blue and red embroidery fashions an unusual little frock. Its very attractive feature is a high surplice collar, which is pro longed into a girdle and fluffy sash bow of navy blue organdie. This comes also in combinations of brown or rose with white organdie. Finer than calico but invested with all the quaintness and charm of that material are the new English prints eT the type which one frock repre sents. Almost any of our grandmoth ers might have worn Just such a dress with its square neck and elbow sleeves, but the modern young woman who wears this frock does not look in the least like anybody's grandmother. Bands of plain white braid emphasize the simplicity of the design and the material, and a band and bow of con trasting ribbon velvet is tied over the print sash. The flower design comes both in rose and in blue. Garter Fancies. Some garters of the present day are quite elaborate. They are made of all sorts of silks, ribbons, laces and em broideries and are ornamented, with bows. One pair is made of bine silk fringed at either side and, embroidered la lavender and pink, . - Onia:--."::-n it if &$$&&$-mw&mw fS8sa TfcHTCIn It has been said that a man is known by absorption, meaning- that we can tell the quality and type of any one's lit by the things he allows to absorb him, ' DI8HES FROM CORN AND EDIBLE GRAINS. The coarser foods are quite neces sary In our diet and should be used freely at all times of the year. Hominy Gems. Pour one cupful of; scalded milk over'' half a cupful of cornmeal, add one fourth of a cupful of ooked hominy. a tablespoonful of sugar, the same of shortening; mix well, cool and add yolk beaten thick and the white stiff. Sift in one and one-half teaspoonfuls of baking powder and a little salt ; beat well and bake in hot buttered gfenv pans. Hominy and Pecan Croquettes Boll a half cupful of hominy with. a balf-teaspoonful of salt In two cup fuls of water five minutes, then put into a double boiler and cook two hours or over, night In a double boil er. Add two tablespoonfuls of short ening, half a cupful of chopped pe cans and a teaspoonful of scraped on ion. Cool and shape in cylinders. Beat one egg lightly, add two table spoonfuls of cold water, roll cro quettes In crumbs and egg, then In crumbs again and fry In deep fat. This Tiakes one dozes croquettes. Scotch Oat Crackers. Put two cup fuls of rolled oats through the meat rrinder, add one-fourth of a cupful each of milk and molasses, one and a half tablespoonfuls of fat, one-fourth of a teaspoonful of soda, one tea spoonful of salt and one-fourth of a cupful of raisins or nuts cut in bits. Mix well, roll very thin and cut In fancy shapes. Bake 20 minutes in a moderate oven. Oatmal Tomato Soup. Take half a can of tomatoes, one-third of a cupful of oatmeal, two cupf uls of wa ter, one tablespoonful, of sugar, half a small onion, pepper and salt to taste, a bit of bayleaf and two tablespoon fuls of peanufbutter. Cook one- hour ; rub through av.strainer, add seasoning. If needed, and serve hot. Corn Flour Griddle Cakes. Take one and one-half cupfuls of sour milk, the same of corn flour, three-fourths of a teaspoonful of soda, one tea-' spoonful of salt and one well-beaten egg. Beat well with a whr whisk and bake on a hot griddle. It would, be narrowness to suppose that an artist can only care for the Im pressions of those who know the meth ods of art as well as Its effects. Art works for all whom !t can touch. Elliot. BALANCING THE MEAL. We hear mnch about well-balanced meals thene days and It Is the desire of every home- keeper to have her meals well balanced, appetiz Ing as well as at tractive. When we speak, of bal ancing a meal we mean giving;, all the food principals in their proper pro poition In each menu, or getting the amounts in during the dy; if lacking in one meal, make it up in the next, so that the day's meals will give the proper balance. The amount of food to be taken by individuals differs so, greatly that there is no fixed rule that one may fol low. Age, climate, physical condition as well as occupation are Important factors in determining the amount to serve, but it is safe to say that in the average dietary we may cut out one third of the food we daily consume, masticate the two-thirds twice as long as Is the habit and great benefit will be noted in one's health. This ad vice is only given to the well padded individual ; those who are thin are so because even if good eaters, the food . Is not assimilated. When serving a heavy main dish vith the accompanying vegetable or two, the dessert should be light, one easy of digestion and with little bulk. If the main part of the meal is light, not preceded by a cream soup, let the dessert be a richer one. The generous use of milk in desserts will give a better balance to the din ner In which only a small amount or meat is served, while at meatless meals more milk may be used as well as fish, cheese, beans and peas In or der that there may be no lack of pro tein (the tissue building body) In the diet. Coffee Custard. Scald two cupfuls of -nllk with two tablespoonfuls of fine ly ground coffee, and strain. Beat three eggs lightly, add one-quarter cupful of sugar, one-eighth teaspoonful t salt ' nd one-quarter teaspoonful of vanilla. ritraln into buttered molds and bake in a pan of hot water. Unmold and serve, well ehiV with whipped cream. Grape Juice Cream. Take one cup ful of grape juice, one tablespoonful of lemon juice, sugar to sweeten and a pint of thin cream. Freeze by stirring In the Ice cream freezer When this is carefully made It is the most beautiful watermelon pink and tastes as good a it looks.