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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 16, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta I COMMON in the EDITED by MARION HARLAND v x? THIRTY-FIVE years ago I and published a. Fajnillar Talk under the same caption as that. Tvhich this page. I quote a. paragraph as an introduction to the Jtrtter which serves as the text of to- chat with practical housemothers: "I have said nowhere that- iroman Is the best judge of. what her husband appropriate from his jaltis or his fortune for the support of his family. Bur he stands" 'convicted of a grave error if he lias chosen from the whole as the keeper of his honor and happiness, a. woman tvhoin he cannot irust to touch his (Break- fast. Luncheon and Tea. p. After reading the bonafide epistle from a -woman who was in the nursery when. those lines were penned, our members may judjpe what effect ths twentieth century crusade In defense of; the equal 'rights of -women ha? had In modifying the views of the average "John" with respect to hfs wife's fitness to.manage household finances. am wonderinr if my domestic problem can be solved in your 'homey' Corner? Various plans are submitted for Jarse families and small, living- upon very little. any of these expected to live upon nothing per week? If so. IIOT Is It done? "My unfortunately never been brought to the wisdom 0t a. household 'allcnrance.'" (I need not explain to my fellow- housemothers tha; the term signifies a. tated sum placed regularly In the hajids of the wife to be used at her discretion for family expenses.) "No manner of argrument could con- vince him that the -woman, wife and mother is the household manager who lias the hardship cf -preparing meals give the best results to' a grow- ing- child who needs proper food. I do not wish to bring a case of. domestic Infelicity to you, but if there be a pos- sible solution ot. my "problem and any beneficial advice to be obtained along .this line, I should be very grateful for either or for both. ;'T-he man' of our house, watches ad- vertisements, and tries to -procure groceries.-... These, we all are seldom to ba recom- mended :as--bealth-glvinR food. When he brings home a strip of (marked- Oowu) baron and a peck of potatoes, he considers -that he has provided for the sustenance ot the .family. He does all the buying, even when I char.ce to be-with him. If, on Saturday night, he can find vegetables, fruit, e-tc., selling a: a' the dealer sees fit to let them go rather than keep chem. over lord and master buys them In their- much-handled condition. r- anil "expects them to last-'.until Tiext night brings another oppor- .exercising wise economy. money is offered ms during the the.maintenance of the table, asked It Is grudgingly handed out. "You' -will admit that.this Is and a mother, especially upon one who has pride in her home and a desire not merely to keep up ap- pearances, but to'.provide good, health- nutritious food for her growing chll- 'dren..'-The.-constant worrying cf just hotv to manage on nothing is .nerve- racksnj: and .strength-reducing.. If you, or any of your readers, can supply 'a key to the riddlft !i sbajl be 3 lifelong ilebtor. In connection with the above, I wish" to inquire, should the money zJIolted to clothes and household furnishings be included In the allo-wanco 5n the profession 'a newspaper woman.1 That is, I have a department In a re- ligious paper that brings me In J25 per week. My husband has a salary of J25M per annum. I was, I confess it, madly love with 'him when we cast In our Jot together for life. He had told me of his shrinking from" the thought ot my 'doing any outside work' after our marriage, lie was almost morbidly sen- sitive upon the subject, having been brought up according to old-faehioned ideas respecting the sturdy oak and clinging vine pattern of wedded felicity. To salve his chafed sensibilities 1 over my legacy to him and transferred my bank account to the same person- age. -It hurt his pride to see checks drawn In his wife's name. It looked as if he could not support her.1 "A few months Hfier we were married I suggested thai he make me an allow- In? father of my children. T him? Respect died long ago. Love is the more robust of the two. "If the story poured forth from the .depths of a sore antl throbbing heart cot pirates by nature." ance for domestic expenses. That was a cruel blow to his sensitive Ke declared that he would hand over 10 me every cent of his earnings and never, so hejp him" heaven, touch another cent ot my moneyj- "Judged by his standard, the renuest sheared-lack of confidence In his busi-. ness taients, his justice, his honesty and. worst of .all. in his love! When he demanded, tremulously, tvhai he had done to provoke my distrust. I fell upon his neck In an agony of contrhion. and begged pardon, etc., and all the rest of it. To cut the story short, from that day to this 1 have never had a doliar that was not a gift from him. I do the marketing, but he pays the bills, after rigid Inspection and not a little fault- finding. J, a: "his request, have the checks from the newspaper office made out -tn-.him....'It :.ia more convenient'.' I alleged when-the cashier looked his sur- may move some other man to treat the woman he has that she was his honored as a child or a nindless slave, I shall not re- gret the revelation. "In conclusion, let me repeat that ex-ery word I have written is the unvarnished I. for one, believe all that the tor- tured soul has revealed. I could match It with other founded upon what I have seen own Indignant eyes. Said a woman to mo thirty-odd years ago of a lately 'widowed retative'-in-law who had. by the terms of her husband's will, come into the possession of a estate: "It Was very unwise in him to leave it'-to her without providing to take care of property. do you know, she never wrote a.check in her life? She has to. ask her brother how she should make one out." I said somewhat curtlr, "Whose fault was that? If her husband chose, to treat her as a baby, she had no chance to learn business ways." I may wind-up the anecdote by re- marking that the same relatlve-ln-law who criticised the young widow told a year ago how the estate had grown 'in the hands of the whilom ignoramus. "Her children will get the benefit' of her she added. "Who would have thought she had such a business The wise parent of today begins be- times to tench his it boy. or value and the uses of money by making It an allowance of pocket money. Xothin.? teaches a boy the full worth of. a dime like trusting hlmvto spend it, with the proviso that there will be no more where that came from until this time next -week.-, I A stock joke in family is" the lament of a shortly after he was advanced to the dignity of manager of a weekly allowance: "Mamma, It's' see hovr fast a nickel, goes when you once break It was the Initial lesson In monetary values. May I borrow again 'from that other The temptation to .do Lt.proves the longevity of certain..home truths: "Let be patient as -well as reason- able.. So long as a. baby is.'kept In long clothes and carried In'arms' it will not learn to walk The majority' of women .have been swruhod in conven- tionalities .and borne above the prac- ticalities of business life for so1 long by mistaken tenderness or misapprehension of their powers chat, however quick may be their intuitions, practice are necessary to make' tHem" adepts in financiering-. TJIC best way- to make them, trustworthy Is "Ot by. taking lc for granted, and letting them see that you do, that they have sinister designs upon your pockets. They are not pirates by nature, nor are they, even with such schooling as they may from their proprietors, always upon the alert to wheedle- or to extort a few dollars from sly or selflsh lords "After, all. Is there not a spice of- truth in the would-be satire of the old distich: ".'What are wives made of? Everything they're but under- John and his "wedded partner should have that same understanding from the outset of the long journey they are to make In company. If the wife be a. novice in the management of It is his duty to take the pains to train her. Let her learn how fast the bill joes when once broken into fives, twos, ones a.n3 small silver. Have frank business talk with her, and decide between you how much you can m'aside from the common Income for table expenses, for i-lothlng, house- wenr-aiul-teiir and chnrl- tlcs. .Then make a wide margin for "In- and pass the .sum agreed upon (between you, over to her. Lot her have her own bank-book, and should she gut balance and account "balled-lip" once, or ten times, be pa- tient sUU, which is to be reasonable. How many more grievous blunders dlil you make during your first year in shop or office? Cultivate In her from the outset a business conscience. Teach her that debt Is dishonorable and a deficit in accounts a disgrace. En- courage her to keep expeitrfes within proscribed limits by iistenlng to her lales of .contrivance and substitute; of making up this week by corned beef served in divers ways for the pair of roasting chickens to which the family wns treated last Sunday. In short, consider her your business partner and your interests identical. If you dole out money to her sparingly when you might be generous, bo tore she will find the sin out sooner or later, and make you pay for It in one way or another. If in no other, by losing respect for the man she continues to love in spite of J ".''It is grudgingly handed THE HOUSEMOTHERS' EXCHANGE IMPORTANT NOTICE -rf.CAUSS of the enormou-3 tr.ttr.rx xen.t to' the Exchange..! must ask contributors to limit their com- 103 except. in cases of formulas or recfpes tchich require greater 9fc.ce. I icant nil my correspondents to have a. showing in the Corner, and if request in this respect complied, icith, it be possi- ble to frint many more lettcrt. I 'Points Worth While FIAVE a sucscstlon to make ar.d offer aovcra! queries: 1. In preparing dish or maca- roni and chersr, we like an ere beaten Into the milk when esys arc cheap, atio three crackers, crumbled fine. For a. chance, substitute rice for macaroni. 2. KfniUy tell tno ho-a- to Kale. .1. And how to remove from the outside o! Edam chseje which I wish to ;rate. 4. Mar rye bread be made with baklnc powder? 5. How may I confectioners' suear without It becoming lumpy? HOUSEWIFELT (Los AnseJcs. laoors or bring forth tetter front these. I am ser.dinj; a coupl'.ot hints that may be ol use to my I. Ra-JIrlier are srreatly improved by ore- parlnr them the day before they are to be eaten and Mttiri thorn fa Icebox, cor- from the air._ sviiich might clianfc the crisp-iihu'tciTari-riy the.chillmr process. t. All kinds if stains may be removed from tabl- linen or -vhitc cloLhlnif by soak- ing them, In naphtha, soapeuds. the stains well with the wwp before v.--ttinc them. K. C. (Anifola. Tour "bits of help" are "the more wel- come because of their conciseness. I have, laid back in tht drawer this morn- ing- -for the tenth' time two admirable one upon vegetarianism, dated. "German to vm. the other a lively story of "susrarlng" in the maple woods. I put them by with 'a sigh aC- genuine regret. Had I a maeazine at my com- mand instead .of the residue of one page, I should print both these com- munications with pleasure. Since either of them -w-otild fill two-thirds of my Cor- ner. f have no option in matter of acceptance or rejection. The quandary is serious and harassing. For Next Year's Canning Another and shorter letter s unseasonable, "The initial lesson in monetary values." the table? not. the mother of the KJ jis a 'Talk" upon this vitally Inter- im subject, then call an experience which other -wive? may ex- press their sentiments? I Tjav? a based upon much observation, that Tuir.e 13 not such a singular case a? appear to the celibate reader of tr.e of rea! life, IX'S WIFE (or "PhiUdclphtn." Osr correspondent's "shrewd suspi. backed up by other Tetter? from ivrs in narta of have room for but oae-r-arvl. nut all brOTiciit to my luisbdnrl a few s-rid riollnrp we married, it wAs 'tale. or. 7 was asharr.'rt to tell the tnjth. Vt> have Three. ch'.UJrrn. husband pays bill? for their clothlr.g and other pxr.en3cs. I no Idea whether he my money or hi- for the pur- After lie toltl me onco that he could live tipon one-third as much. Trero: hr nr- It now him, rr.v moulh wnp and forever. "I not jrlvc you my or ad- dress. I have kept my real fceHr.Ks locked within my own for thirty ycar.e. .md 1 ?hal! not tnke public now. p.ut every .word t -write is true as cospcl. And I wive? In the pam" way and are .is rcSict-nt. T love my ninstrr ami my J-titi? I 10 t'nat T HO? He ws.J yotcO lover of youth. He Is the lov- hend the expediency of doing- this when cooking1 sotiHles. potato puffs, baked rice, macaroni and scallops In general. There, should never he .1 hard crust upon any of these. When cheese mingles with the cereal and scorches Into a dark glaze, the dish Is spoiled for the judge of good food. 2. Prepare kale as you would spin- ach. Roil It plain: chop It fine; beat Mcht; srason wUh paprika, salt, but- ter and lemon Juice. sllcoci liurd- boiltri on the surface whon it is dished, or mince them fine and strew ever tno top. Or yon may beat in four tablespoon- fills of cream after chopping and sea- soning the cooked and drained kale. .-vMins; a pinch of mace and a tea- spoonful of sugar, aI1d beat Jt to a creamy mass, 3. Scrub the cheese hard with a. r.nish ami su-riet soap. as yon would a board, taking care that no liquid into tho Then -wash with clear water and a clean brush Finally wipp haro -with a soft cloth" such as usrWsh towelinir. Set in the sun ilry. 4. I doubt if rye bread can be raised properly without yraft. Yet one may Know of a sbnrt rtit Jo success bv ihe jjse of powders. I pass along the J1 that u be from by mixing: la handful of ,lry rice to tho psrkare. I have kepi from the ?ame fate by with n. by slfUnp a tea- of cornssarch .ll" l put ;he plrv. through, ir roa ber. read Kair" and "Jfenry EsmoM" Issf. winter. The whole set of Thack- novels at a ume last week..- Books that enchanted the'" last generation may be had clean and span, in cheap new cloth... bindings, at 25 cents apiece. Sharp and Amelia Setlley into tha't Brav- sivect souls like hers make a. home anywhere. For Your Hands T 10 at ar.-i I-flns n o! nnil has tti.> tr.ySrrr it In [spin Jhia i' Rirl? rrnn- bro'T. r. t .MUsita. S? on your rfuerlos to thore -what bread is, Thm c-otrld contempt for his weakness. In the Im- passioned outburst, of a swollen-flood we have seen In the second letter KI ven, we read that "Love Is the'more robust of the two." I fell when i got to that, upon the proportion of complacent, self-honoring husbamla who have worn the more "fragile emo- tion threadbare, without suspecting it. The Kood comradeship of redded what the French define more aptly of riclil. sense ?avn learned t cultivation of thr? intollcct is coris tent "with of the tas of rrtotl'T tfiat t haMfjs of Syjifem of and enerrios acquired fchool collecio should qualify, not unfit, tlic frirl for t Vhfch. Creator dealpncrl her. Tha ridicule nf on orse banfl. ftnd that of dniflpe." on tho hss olorl fl.iwn Irtlo a 'fair estimate of at a -who "The man watches advcrtisemenU aiid tries to procure marked- down romantic arflor by many a year. Woe unto the elderly couple who do not find this strengthen- ing as the shadows lengthen upon the downward slope! This Is impossible unless the principle of copartnership has been carried out faithfully by both. Will our. Koyd, well-meaning: Johns suffer a parting maternal admonition? Your wife may.- not be the English and the correct acceptation of the word. You maytnever have trusted her to dispense the worldly goods with which you endowed her by a pretty (lo- tion at the "altar. Nineteen out of twenty times, she will see through your scheme for'hoodwinking her as to your means, or for holdJng her for aye in leading-strings. She wilj outwit you. and her own counsel when it is i done. "Play my dear boy! FAM1LYMEALS FOR A WEEK SUNDAY BRE.VKPA3T Grtoefrult. rice bollrd In mlllc and eaten v.-lth cream, fried smrlts. Scotch iconw. toast, tea aad coffee. LC3XCHEON' _- Clanx broth, cold frosh beefj bahrd and cl.ized; scalloped nwect potatoes, toa-i-d from breakfast. ralad. crackerj and cheese, apple tartlsts, DIN'XER Vegetable 'SOUD. baaed uuon liquor in- which tonrue.-n-aa boilcfi yesterday; roast-, lamb and mint aauctj canned ereen sioiv-ed celery, tipsy parson.. blacic coffee. MONDAY BREAKFAST Oranres. cereal and cream, bacon. Trench rolls, coast, tea. aad coffee. Croaiaet! celery soup In iipoti' yesterday's- -tewed celery; sliced heart ur> In ?auce bakcrt pot.t- ivcs. butterca and heated flnttr- bread and .American cheese, tea. DINNER Tomato and soup rmade from left- cold roast Jamb. rnJnt jelly nch, soazhctti a 5'itnlicnne. breaJ and raisin black TUESDAY BP.EAKFAST ami cream, bacon ant niu.-jh. bruvvn brr.H. toast, tea and coffee. RaVe.l underlaid with minced steamed {a vrelsh rabbit, rockys ar.a DINNER ?rfnarh JIver anrl bacon, caullflnw- f.r. hnmlnv Spanish cuddlnj, black _____ WEDNESDAY BREAKFAST Rsi'-cl .iPDles. faJen and rrenm; fri'rl s.-Di'Op3, craham biscuits toast. :ta. anil sifTrtA riotatoes. will; hot dvssslap. cream nuffy. tea. DIXXER ;oup IA -n fritters. onions, oranze leily and sporiRe cahe. black THTJKSDAY BRKAKFAST cereal and rrram. sanjar- a-fl srMrtle cakes. srrcp, toast. und LUXCKEOX Mince of liver and oa toast lett- SvCfCetl onion