In selecting dishes and cooking utensils it is well to remember that cheapness does not always spell economy, and that one buys not alone for the present, but for the future as well. Utensils which require scouring are not economical, either, for scouring is friction, and "friction means loss of energy." Scouring has gone out with the heavy ironware which required it, in whose stead we have the pretty porcelain enamel ware and the less expensive agate ware, both of which need only a thorough washing in hot, soapy water, rinsing in boiling water, and careful drying. Ware of this kind helps to produce the kitchen restful, and so, indirectly, the cook rested. A well-cared-for kitchen is always more or less attractive, but why not make it rather more so than less? Taste and harmony add nothing to the expense of furnishing, and there is a certain dignity and inspiration, as well as satisfaction, in being able to "bring forth butter in a lordly dish." Kitchen crockery is being rapidly supplanted by the porcelain enamel dishes, which, though rather more expensive in the beginning, are unbreakable, and so cheaper in the long run. They are even invading the domain of the faithful yellow mixing bowl and becoming decidedly popular therein, being light in weight and more easily handled. The complete equipment of the kitchen is a more costly operation than one is apt to imagine, individual items amounting comparatively to so little. But the sum total is usually a rather surprising figure. And so, remembering that Rome was not built in a day, carefully select those things which are really the essentials of every day, adding the useful nonessentials bit by bit. The size and number of utensils must be governed by the size of the family in which they are to be used. Never buy anything of copper for kitchen use, as the rust to which it is liable is a dangerous poison. There is one utensil only which is better to be of iron - the soup kettle - as it makes possible the slow simmering which is necessary for good soups and stews. It is not worth while to buy knives of anything but wrought steel, which are best cleaned with pumice stone. Cheesecloth for fish bags and strainers, and strong cotton for pudding bags must not be overlooked.

And so, with kitchen complete, artistic, and satisfactory in every detail, it remains but to emphasize two facts - that perfect cleanliness is absolutely essential to health, and that she who looketh well to the ways of her kitchen eateth not the bread of idleness.

The following list may be too extensive for some purposes, not suited to others, but out of it the new housekeeper can select what she thinks her establishment will need, and estimate the price of stocking her kitchen with those necessaries which make for good housekeeping:

1 dozen individual jelly molds ....................

$0.60

1 griddle................................

.35

1 small funnel ...............................................

.03

1 large funnel ..............................................

.06

1 gas toaster .................................................

.55

1 coal toaster ...............................................

.08

1 gas broiler .................................................

.65

1 coal broiler ................................................

.32

1 six-quart iron soup kettle ...........................

1.50

1 skimmer ....................................................

.14

1 small ladle ................................................

.09

1 porcelain enamel dipper ...........................

.40

1 porcelain enamal sink strainer ..................

.40

1 towel rack ...................................................

.10

1 clock ..........................................................

1.00

1 Purée sieve, with pestle ..................................

.18

2 glavanized iron refrigerator pans ....................

.50

1 dozen dish towels ..........................................

1.20

6 dishcloths ........................................................

.30

1 set of scales ....................................................

.95

1 vegetable slicer ..............................................

.25

2 butter paddles ...............................................

.12

1 can opener ...................................................

.08

1 potato ricer ...................................................

.25

1 apple corer ......................................................

.05

1 chopping bowl ..............................................

.15

1 tea kettle .......................................................

1.05

1 ice pick .........................................................

.12

1 pair scissors ...................................................

.23

1 scurb brush .....................................................

.20

1 sink brush .......................................................

.08

1 mop handle .....................................................

.38

1 oil can .............................................................

.35

1 whisk broom ..................................................

.15

1 small porcelain enamal pitcher ......................

.26

1 two-quart porcelain enamal pitcher .................

.55

1 cake turner .......................................................

.08

1 porcelain enamel wash basin ..........................

.28

1 potato scoop ...................................................

.18

1 towel roller .....................................................

.10

1 rolling-pin .....................................................

.15

1 four-quart porcelain enamel saucepan, with cover .............................................................

.57

1 eight-quart porcelain enamel bread bowl...

.72

1 gravy strainer ..................................................

.18

1 nutmeg grater .................................................

.09

1 spatual ............................................................

.25

1 egg beater .......................................................

.10

1 dish mop ...........................................................

.05

2 iron baking pans ...............................................

.20

1 collander ..........................................................

.35

1 ten-inch porcelain enamal bowl ......................

.35

2 eight-inch porcelain enamel bowls........

.48

3 five-inch porcelain enamel bowls ...................

.33

1 fryer and basket ...............................................

1.50

4 bread pans .......................................................

.60

1 two-quart double boiler .................................

.95

2 dish pans (agate) .............................................

1.10

1 omelet pan .......................................................

.10

1 porcelain enamel teapot ..................................

.65

1 porcelain enamel coffeepot .............................

.85

6 porcelain enamel plates ...................................

.78

1 porcelain enamel plater ..................................

.40

1 porcelain enamel plater (small) ......................

.35

6 porcelain enamel cups and saucers ................

1.14

Dredging boxes for salt, pepper, and flour...

.35

3 pie tins ...........................................................

.12

1 galvanized iron garbage can, with cover...

.50

1 large dripping pan ...........................................

.17

1 small dripping pan ..........................................

.15

1 lemon squeezer ..............................................

.05

1 molding board ...............................................

.40

4 layer-cake tins ...............................................

.16

2 porcelain suger jars ........................................

.50

6 porcelain spice jars .......................................

.60

1 half-pint tin cup .............................................

.05

1 six-quart milk pan ...........................................

.23

1 four-quart milk pan ........................................

.17

3 wrought-steel knives ......................................

.48

3 wrough-steel knives .......................................

.48

1 egg spoon .......................................................

.08

1 dozen muffin rings .........................................

.46

1 biscuit pan ......................................................

.25

1 round fluted cake tin .......................................

.12

2 basting spoons ...............................................

.24

6 kitchen knives ................................................

.50

6 kitchen froks .................................................

.50

6 kitchen tablespoons ......................................

.48

3 kitchen tablespoons .......................................

.15

3 asbestos mats .................................................

.15

1 chopping knife ...............................................

.20

1 wire dishcloth ..................................................

.12

1 flour scoop ......................................................

.19

1 suger scoop ....................................................

.10

1 meat grinder ....................................................

1.50

1 soap shaker .....................................................

.10

1 flour sifter ........................................................

.25

1 coffee mill ........................................................

.50

2 measuring cups ..............................................

.15

1 meat fork .........................................................

.09

1 larding needle .................................................

.10

2 brooms .............................................................

.60

1 long-handled hair broom ..................................

1.45

1 dustpan ...........................................................

.12

1 scouring box ...................................................

.50

1 draining rack .................................................

.10

1 bread knife ....................................................

.25

1 cake knife ......................................................

.20

1 meat knife ........................................................

.55

1 peeling knife ....................................................

.10

1 bread box .......................................................

.70

1 cake box ..........................................................

.70

1 three-quart porcelain enamel saucepan............

.36

1 oblong loaf-cake tin ........................................

.15

1 jelly mold ..........................................................

.30

1 wooden spoon ...................................................

.05

1 salt box .............................................................

.25

1 pepper box .......................................................

.10

1 graduated quart measure .................................

.16

3 small vegetable brushes ....................................

.15

1 dozen glass fruit jars ........................................

.60

2 two-quart porcelain enamel saucepans ....

1.00

1 grater .............................................................

.18

1 paper scrub pail ...............................................

.25

2 two-quart agate pans .......................................

.36