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Oil and Water -Which Do You Prefer?
By ADELAIDE KENNERLY.
There was but one trouble to begin
with Mrs. Mack didn't know her
limitations. She was not exactly
conceited, but had rather a splendid
opinion of her ability to. "get away
with" anything she undertook.
Mr. and Mrs. Mack were newspa
per folks. Anyone that is familiar
with the whirl and hum of a daily
newspaper knows that there are no
. idle moments in which to decide
whether to have pork chops or beef
steak for supper, or to worry whether
the cook will salt the potatoes or
boil the tea.
There is a peculiar fascination about
the newspaper office that will not per
mit of a change from the daily life
of exasperations to the placid routine
of housekeeping, but all newspaper
persons do not, or in this case did
not, know it.
' Mrs. Mack thought it high time
she was keeping house. This, of
'course, she figured with pencil and
paper to be an easy matter. "We
won't have to eat our meals just
when the bell rings, and we can have
exactly what we want to eat when
we want it. I can attend to my office
duties and with ease annex such a
little matter as housekeeping," solilo
quized Mrs. Mack, before, mind
you, she had tried it. "It is all in the
knowing how and the amount of
energy one has. I can manage double
The Macks Became Peevish.
Although they were ideally situated
in one of the best places in town,
with people that knew exactly how
to make their guests comfortable, the
Macks became peevish just because
the dinner bell would ring, .occasion
ally, at the wrong time.
After two days of house-hunting,
they found an ideal little furnished
apartment with private bath, gas
range and everything as comfortable
as one could expect. Their spirits
were way up in the Ca of the octave,
i md again with pencil and paper they
figured how lovely life would be when
they were keeping house, and how
they would live so much better with
an additional expenditure of, perhaps,
$20 per month.
Mr. Mack interviewed about 39
cooks, or alleged cooks. Their com
bined cooking knowledge would not
have been sufficient for one good
cook, but she decided to take Sally
"Sally May, are you a good cook?"
asked Mrs. Mack.
"Yassum. I kin cook plain vit
tules. I ain't jest no first class cook,
but I knows how to help. Never
have done no cookin' for first class
white folks but I is helped a heap
"Can you bake cake? Mr. Mack is
fond of good cake and that is one of
the first essentials."
"No-um, I can't bake cake' unless I
has a cook book in front o' me."
"Can you read?"
Sally May giggled while she tried
to say that she could not read. She
was, however, the most promising
servant that had applied and Mrs.
Mack was growing desperate. A
cook was a "necessary evil" and per
haps this one would turn out all right
. after all.
"Sally May, conle to my office about
4 o'clock and I will send you home
with some 1 groceries and instruc
Four o'clock, 4:30 and t turned their
respective notches, but no Sally May.
"Pity sake, Mr. Mack, what will
we do? The cook hasn't shown up
and it is time to go home. We won't
have any supper.
'That's tough luck," peevishly re
plied Mr. Mack, "but I'll go around
to the delicatessen, and buy our sup
pers." "No, you'll do no such thing I We
are keeping house so that we may
have exactly what we want, when we
want it I am not going to live on
delicatessen stuff. I had my nuff of
that when a few of we bachelor girls
lived on trash in New York. It's
southern cooking for me or none."
They reached home about 6 o'clock,
having made their trip in silence. No
cook, no fire. The weather had turned
bitterly cold and instead of a fine gas
heater, such as they had while living
with the Stantons before their house
keeping experiment, there were grate
fires to start; no kindling and nothing
to eat The place seemed about as
much like home as a loft in a hay
barn. .Mrs. Mack sat down in utter
disgust, almost ready to cry, when
Mr. Mack came to her rescue.
"Well, this is only the first day and
it will take another day to get things
straightened out and running smooth
ly. We will go to the cafe for sup
per." As usual, he picked out the cafe
charging the highest prices and Mrs.
Mack balked. "I am not dressed for
Supper in such a place and besides we
are not going to spend all we earn
ating at cafes of your choosing."
They compromised and only spent
&2.50 for their suppers, although Mr.
Mack said he had about half enough
After retiring in a cold room, and
the private bath too cold to wash your
hands in, the housekeeping dream of
the Macks began to turn to a haluci
nation. Not one depree had the weather
moderated in the second dav and the
house was like an iceberg. The Macks
breakfasted in town, hurriedly, on cof
fee and" about 7:30. Newspaper
folks are busy long before some other
oiks are awake.
More cooks were Interviewed at
To tt tt very Lett rmftt tft
Dr. HumphfwjY "SevwityaaivW at
th firat ahiver.
imm ts.tr Colds
that hauij ew CHp. All Drv Store
Mrs. Mack's office, and finally Ger
trude was employed as cook and gen
eral servant in the three lovely rooms
with private bath.
"Can you cook, Gertrude?" Mrs.
"Yassum I ken cook."
"Can you clean up nicely?"
"Yassum, I ken clean up right
"Will you come every morning in
time to have breakrast ready at 7
Before the H. C. L. Got Us.
"All right," said Mrs. Mack, "go
home and prepare supper. Have
creamed potatoes, veal chops, gravy,
apple and raisin salad, white and rye
bread, tomatoes, peas and tapioca
pudding. Finish with a large cup of
coffee it is cold enough, plenty. '
Gertrude crawled off in the "nig
geriest" fashion you ever saw and
the busy little woman had some mis
givings about the way in which sup
per would be prepared. She left
the office at 5 o'clock, which was
about 30 minutes early, to see that
Mr. Mack had a good supper. On
a previus occasion, in one of Mr.
Mack's tantrums, he has quoted Abe
Martin: "Nobudy ever listened to
reason on an empty stummick," and
Mrs. Mack remembered. Forewarned
was forearmed, always, with Mrs.
Mack. And, too, she wanted to dis
cuss some very important matters
with her lord and master during the
evening of their second day of house
keeping. When she entered the front door
a fire was laid in the grate and the
light was on. Her hopes began to
loom brighter than ever that is
since they left the comfortable home
of the Stantons to keep house. With
jubilant spirit, she entered the kitchen
and began an inquiry about supper.
"I didn't know jest -exactly how
you wanted the other things fixed,"
said dusky Gertrude, who, for. that
day, reigned supreme, in the kitchen,
"so I jest cooked the potatoes and
tea and thought I could finish when
you got home."
What could poor Mrs. Mack do?
Gertrude had boiled the potatoes
fully an hour too early and let them
stand in water. She had also boiled
the tea for an hour, notwithstanding
the fact that Mrs. Mack had speci
fically stated coffee. Her soirits
dropped to the depths of despair.
What's th Use?
"What's the use?" flared Mrs. Mack,
jumping up as though she had been
shot from a 42 centimeter. She
threw her hat on the kitchen chair
and began to prepare supper. In 25
minutes she had fresh potatoes, salad.
?:rapcfruit with cherries, chops and
ine gravy, beside several other
tempting little articles of food.
"Hello, girlie," said Mr. Mack.
"This .looks like a real little home. I
got lonesome sitting in there by my
self while you were out here giving
instructions to the new cook. I have
been home 20 minutes. But I sup
pose you wanted to get everything
started out straight and now that it's
over we will enjoy a nice little sup
per all by ourselves."
"I have nothing more to say about
housekeeping," he continued. "We
have a splendid cook and she looks
faithful. Supper is dandy and tMs is
what I call home. Tell the black
beauty in the kitchen to make me a
pineapple cake tomorrow. If she
can make a cake as well as she
cooked this supper and arranged this
table it will be 'some cake.' "
Mrs. Mack didn't know whether to
laugh or cry in response to Mr.
Mack's compliments. She was so
tired after her day in the newspaper
office and worrying about whether
everything was going right at home,
that she did not enjoy the supper.
"Now hurry, Gertrude," said Mrs.
Mack after supper. "Clean your
kitchen and go home. Be sure and
arrive in plenty of time to prepare
breakfast. Serve it in ou living room
on the center table as that will save
time for us. We must be down town
Gertrude peeked into the living
room at 9:30 p. m. to say that she
would be on time in the morning.
Early, very early indeed, almost
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before daybreak, Gertrude appeared
upon the scene to prepare toast and
coffee and a few slices of bacon, v
Just as Mr. Mack was leaving for
the office, in came what the cook
labeled breakfast, consisting of toast
burnt to a crisp, three slices of bacon
half cooked and coffee that was no
more than cold water and grounds.
In rather an apologetic way she
said: "I jest never has made coffee
like this before. I didn't know
whether you would like it this way
"You say this is the first time you
ever made it just like this?" asked
Mr. Mack, so dgusted that he was
ready to throw her down stairs. His
mean disposition was steadily grow
ing more vicious.
"Please don't punish us by making
Then, turning to Mrs. Mack: "I
am going to town and get a decent
cup of coffee. You may do as you
like. I thought that nigger could
cook, but she certainly hasn't shown
her hand this morning."
"Please don't scold so much. You
find fault with everything," whim
pered Mrs. Mack, who had about
reached the end of her rope. "I have
tried dreadfully hard to please you
ever since we came into this old place
and I cannot do it. You are just a
miserable old crank and have a dis
position worse than the 'pills' that
call themselves star reporters at the
The. very sound of Mrs. Mack's
voice gave her courage to proceed
"I prepared the supper last night
and did not spend a half hour giving
instructions to a mutton-headed cook
either. She don't understand a thing
I say to her and she can't boil water.
Go to town and get your breakfast
and the rest of your meals. You need
never come back here if you don't like
it. I am sick and tired of hearing
you frrowl. And get out of here quick
or I II push you downstairs."
This outbreak came rather as a
surprise to Mack and his vocabulary
of sarcasm left him. He ducked his
head and quietly left the "lovely flat
with private bath."
When Mrs. Mack reached the office,
however, he was smiling and had evi
dently told a wee bit of their experi
ence to the boys, who also smiled as
she entered. One at a time they
asked her how she liked housekeeping
and her cook.
Mrs. Mack decided to get another
servant when' Effie Lee, who ap
peared to be the nearest human of
the retinue that called during the day,
and who showed several signs of life,
was ushered in, and the questioning
was begun all over again. After
answering every question asked her
with "no-uni," Mrs. Mack asked Effie
Lee if she could boil water without
burning it. To prove that Effie Lee
was paying strict attention to the vi
tally important question, she said:
"I jest nevah has boiled any, but
guess I could try."
"Come tomorrow in time to prepare
breakfast and don't be late. Have
toast and coffee on this little table
(pointing to a center table in the liv
ing room), at 7 o'clock."
"Yassum," answered Effie Lee.
Mrs. Mack was afraid to tell her to
cook more than toast and coffee for
fear she could never accomplish the
task in one morning. She did, how
ever, and it was a little better than
Gertrude had done. The toast was
only half burned and Mr. Mack's dis
position had reached the boiling po;nt
when he finished. He never did like
toast and coffee to keep him healthy
from breakfast until dinner.
"Where is that whisk broom?" he
shouted and burst into a rage. The
cook flew to the kitchen faster than
one would have thought it possible
for her to move.
"Honey, I don't know, but I'll look,"
said Mrs. Mack, half crying.
"Sit down." and he slammed her
into a chair and locked the door. "If
anything disgusts me it is to see a
little bit of a woman waiting on a
great big bluff of a man. You make
me sick and I don't appreciate it.
Two Interesting Betrothals
' ' '
fieten Van Ditsen
Two interesting betrothal
nouncements mate this week-end are
the engagements of Miss Nan Bar
rett and Mr. "Jack" Hughes and Miss
What is th matter with you? Have
you lost your spirit? You act as
though you were scared to death of
This outburst from the head of
the house took all the cry out of Mrs.
Mack. She gave back a few that were
easily understood. ,
"I am sick and tired of this house
keeping. I simply can't take care of
the office and keep house too. I have
enough to do on that paper for any
one woman and I despise housekeep
ing. I'll have to give up one or the
other and I want to tell you right
now that it will not be the paper. You
didn't marry a cook, anyway. I don't
know what has happened during this
last week any place except in this
kitchen. What do you expect of one
"This is rather sudden, Kiddie,"
smiled Mr. Mack who had taken a
new interest in things, "and really I
think we had better give up the lovely
flat with a private bath. We have
only spent about $50 extra experi
menting this week, buying new oil
stoves and a hundred other things.
Considering our future happiness it
has been cheap at that. We have
awakened from our dream. Let's go
back to Stanton's where our gas
heater had only to be lighted with
a match and where we did not have
to worry about cooks, pork chops and
private bath. I have had about as
much discomfort as one man can
stand in this place."
The Saturday Night "Stunt."
This Saturday night "stunt" as the
boys call it is a laughing matter com
pared to the burdens of housekeep
ing. Mrs. Mack hushed one of the
reporters when he complained of I
having the "dog," which means the
late watch. She advised him to keep
house if he really wanted something
to grumble about.
The strain of Saturday and Satur
day night had put Mrs. Mack in a
nervous state. She had contracted a
case of grippe and could not lie down
without choking. The cake had to
be baked and the dinner prepared on
Sunday morning, so she very quietly
dressed and went into the kitchen
without disturbing the man of the
Although the cake was a success,
the dinner was a complete failure.
The sick woman with the aid of a
worthless servant, had made a mess
of the dinner with the exception of
the cake and chicken soup.
Mrs. Mack," shouted a voice from
the first floor, after dinner had been
taken from the table and the Macks
were uncomfortably seated in their
lovely flat with a private bath, "Mrs.
Stanton wants you on the telephone."
Without a voice that could be
heard over the telephone, and with
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an-QHelen Van Dusen and Lieutenant
Paul Mueller. The Hughes-Barrett
nuptials will be celebrated in Febru
ary, but the military wedding will be
subject to the army man's orders.
out hesitation, Mrs. Mack almost
flew down the stairs and through the
hall to the telephone.
"Hello is that you, Mrs. Mack?"
"I can't hear you well enough to
understand what you are saying, but
Mr. Stanton and I want you to have
supper with us tonight. We all miss
you folks so much and thought per
haps you coild come out and have
dinner but we were unable to reach
you over the 'phone, so come right
along for slipper."
Mrs. Stanton's - invitation was
readily accepted. The Macks dressed
post-haste, stopped at the office to
send out a little copy for the lino
type operators, and proceeded along
the route, that a week previous had
seemed dull and tiresome, with light
step and happy hearts.
A Square Meal.
After a good square supper, the
Stantons and the Macks had a little
parlor confab on housekeeping and
private baths. Mrs; Mack admitted,
in a most repentant fashion, that her
dream was over and if Mrs. Stanton
could arrange matters, she would be
glad to come back. Bashfully Mr.
Mack acquiesced and the Stantons
"I knew it all the time," said Mrs.
Stanton, "but you would never have
been satisfied until you tried it. We
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portant to good health as a phy
sician, in fact most physicians
will recommend having your
teeth attended to. Stomach dis
orders, bad breath, headaches
and numerous other ailments of
the human body is heir to
can be traced directly to the
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have boarded, kept house; we have
done light housekeeping and have
tried every other way of living.
Housekeeping, no matter whether one
has two rooms or 10, is a job all by
itself, and I know that with the
many duties you had at the office,
you never could satisfactorily keep
"But we will
be mighty glad to
have you back," interrupted Mr.
Stanton, addressing Mrs. Mack.
"Sure," he replied.
That settled it and the Macks went
to their housekeeping rooms, with
the lovely private bath, happy for
the first time.
Anticipating three meals a day
without any worry, and a comforta-1 ... . ,
ble home, well ordered with excel- The coming: year wil mark the cen
lent servants, the Macks could hardly tennial anniversary of lie to
tell where Monday .went. Monday Mary Todd Lincoln, the wite of I re
night Mrs. Mack gave the "big boss" lde"l Lincoln.
a newspaper ana tola mm to reao i
while she and the servant packed j
one trunk, the only one that had ;
"Now Effie Lee," said Mrs. Mack,
"stay here until the express man
com is to move tne tnmgs in me
morning and tnen go ana neip Mrs.
Stanton fix up our room. Help her
all day and have my trunks all un
packed when we reach home."
"Yassum," drolled Effie Lee.
And she did.
When the Macks reached "Home
Sweet Home," Tuesday night, their
dispositions had undergone a com
plete change. Their ideas were all
turned topsy-turvey. Lightly they
bounded up the stairs to their room,
so clean and orderly, and "dolled
up" for supper.
"There goes the little bell," laughed
Mr. Mack, "and it's ringing 'Home
"Why, honey," said Mrs. Mack,
"that is the same bell that sounded
your cue to have a fit a week ago."
Many women are earn:ng 50 cents
an hour doing night clerical work in
the federal bureau of mines in Wash
ington. The fattest form of food is nuts; al
monds contain more than half their
weight in easily digestible fat
In human bodies the fat is in the
bone, marrow and adipose tissue.
SHOULD EAT PIE DAILY
Pie is wholesome, combining both
fruit and grain. Those who haw
trouble digesting pie should take ONE
SPOONFUL simple buckthorn bark,
glycerine, etc., as mixed in Adler-i-ka.
This flushes the ENTIRE bowel tract,
removes foul matter which poisoned
your stomach for months and relieves
ANY CASE sour stomach, gas or con
stipation and prevents appendicitis.
Leaves stomach in condition to di
gest ANYTHING. Sherman & Mc
Connell Drug Co., 16th and Dodge,
opp. S. P. O. Advertisement.
Hotel Calves i
il Drop work and nm tnd sl rnwhlln
tvm "down Texu wtj." Write or wire for
t T mem reaerratlon it the Hotel Gtlrei
fadf and board 'The Katy Line" for a
quick Tnrougn riin to uairenon. Batn
lus, fishing, hunting, motoring, golfing
anything you want In out-door recre
ation; even-thing you could wiab for
In the comforts of home furnished by
the epachiui. luxurious, fire-proof,
HOTEL GALVEZ Rahnite. Texai
Write P. U Banders, Manager, or
Galri'Ston Commercial Association.
All roads sell lov-rare tourist tickets
to Galveston. Ask your agent. It's a
thoroughly comfortable and delightful
Tot fares, berths and any trarel in
formation see or
If1 sl ''' mnl write 3
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Harris have
moved to Omaha.
Louis Sautter was taken suddenly
ill last Tuesday and died before he
m- ,nH fr ?am Bel departed
j Wednesday for Ames, la., where Mr.
Bell has accepted a position.
Mr and Mrs. McKibben of Me
chanicsville, la., r.re visiting their
daughter, Mrs. Borgenhagen.
Mrs. Miiias is in the hospital suf
fering from a fractured hip.
Marie Mullins. who has been very
ill with pneumonia, though improved,
is still in the hospital.
Light is known to have i.n mju
rious effect on bacteria; hence it u
! an iivmnrt.mt hvCieillC tactor.
jQ preserve ink add from one and
0rie-ha.lf to two grains of salicylic
, acjd t0 a quart 0f jni.
(Article No. 7.)
Chiropractic for Stomach Trouble.
The nerve and blood supply to the
stomach perform an important part
in the elaboration and secretion of
the gastric juice, and a very impor
tant part of the nervous system is tho
furnishing of energy for the stomach
movements during digestion. The
nerves leading to the stomach pass
out from the spinal cord through lit
tle openings in the spinal column,
and if they are impinged by a sub-.
luxated vertebra it will interfere
with the transmission of nerve energy
leading to the stomach, which will
cause that organ to become diseased.
A subluxation may result from very
insignificant causes, muscular con
tractions caused by the toxins of any
of the infectious diseases, a sudden
twist, a fall, or a blow, may sublux
ate a vertebra in the spinal column.
What can the Chiropractor do for
gastritis? He will examine the spine
and locate the impinged nerve, and
will usually find that it is tender at
the point where it emerges from the
spine. When the nerve is free from
the pressure that is causing the trou
ble, nature will rush to the afflicted
stomach a sufficient amount of vital
energy to neutralize the abnormal
condition. If the constitutional dis
ease is nephritis, then the nerves lead
ing to the kidneys will be found im
pinged; if it is diabetes, the nerves
to the kidneys, liver and pancreas
will be given attention; if it arises
from heart incompetency, whatever
be the secondary cause, the primary
cause is always found to be in the
spinal column. Many persons who
have suffered for years with this dis
tressing stomach condition have been
entirely relieved through Chiroprac
tic Adjustments. The Chiropractors
have made a special study of the
mechanism of the nervous system and
the human spine, and can locate def
initely the seat of the trouble aid cm
correct and thus remove the obstruc
tion to the flow of vital fores to the
organs. If you are suffering from any
body ailments, call the Chiropractor,
and you will soon become an enthu
siastic advocate of the Chiropractic
principle, that nerve pressure is the
cause of disease. Any person who has
ever taken the trouble to examine a
spinal column clearly sees how the
very slightest movements of the verte
brae will particularly close the open
ing between them, through which the
nerves pass from the spinal cord to
be distributed to the various parts of
ui uuuy. inis prevents the trans
mission of the nerve impulse and
causes functional derangements of
the parts to which they are distribut
ed. Ask your Chiropractor to demon
strate to you with the spine, which is
always at hand for such purposes,
how easy it is for nerves to be pinch
ed by the slightest deviation of a ver
tebra from normal. The Chiroprac
tor knows the result of these slight
deviations and is able to explain them
to you in such a clear way that it is
impossible to resist the logic of the
Chiropractic Aet'ology or diseased
conditions of the human body.
If you are suffering with some
form of stomach trouble make a thor
ough open-minded investigation of the
Ch.'ropractic principle and then be
guided by your better judgment.
ftext Sunday Talk No. 8: "Chiro
practic for the Lungs."
Soldiers may secure adjustments
free of charge from any Chiroprac-
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