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The Indiana Fanner says that Mrs.
Hayes when mistress of the White
House once gave a luncheon to Wash
ington young1 people about which they
talked for many years. The table was
laid in white linen, with a crimson
carnation beside each plate. Straw
berry vines and berries filled a low
basket in the center of the table. At
either end stood tall crystal dishes,
heaped with strawberries slightly
sprinkled with powdered sugar. After
the salads, rolls, peas, crabs, and the
usual dainty luncheon menu, straw
berry shortcake with whipped cream
was served. This was the recipe: Into
one pint of flour put a large teaspoon
ful of baking powder and one-quarter
of a teaspoonful of salt. Sift thor
oughly. Rub into the flour four table
spoonsful of butter. Wet with a tea
cupful of sweet milk. Bake quickly
in a hot oven. When well browned
spread with butter and berries, whole
or mashed, cover heavily with sugar,
and serve hot, passing a pitcher of
whipped cream with the shortcake cut
Shortcake Another Way — Any
good biscuit dough is suitable; we pre
fer it made with baking- powder. Roll
out two sheets of the dough about half
an inch thick and large enough to flt a
jelly-cake pan. Spread butter on one
and place the butter on top and bake a
nice brown. Have ready a quantity of
berries, sweetened and mashed, that
the juice may escape. When the cake
is done split open and spread bounti
fully with the berries; replace the top
and cover it with the fruit. Serve
with cream. If the family is large,
two or three of such cakes will be
Strawberry Cream. —Pass a quart
of picked strawberries through a sieve
with a wooden spoon; add four ounces
of powdered sugar and a pint of cream,
Strawberry Sherbet. —Use two
lemons, two oranges, one quart of ber
ries, one tablespoonful gelatine, half a
cup of cold water. Dissolve and strain
the gelatine. After adding one pint
of boiling water and one pint of su
gar, squeeze the fruit and add the
juice; pour into a freezer. Freeze
quickly, else the sherbet will not be
It ain't a "wilderness of woe"
Unless we idly sit there.
The motto of the world is "Go!"
An' that's the way to pit there.
Syms—Poor Robinson, I'm told, was
killed by hard drink.
Smyles —Yes, he was struck on the
head with a cake of ice.—Truth.
A FEW MODERN PROVERBS.
The bigot reads his Bible backward.
Never sit in a game where the devil
A true believer is one who thinks as
Don't try to express live ideas in
Good pay does not advertise for poor
The head that holds the least is the
soonest to slop over.
First-class places were not made for
Poverty proves that more men know
how to make money than how to
The general who undertakes to do
the private's work generally tfets
Don't depend too much on popular
sympathy. There are more tears in a
peeled onion than in a public calamity.
Packing Away for the Summer.
There are few things among the
housekeepers' duties that are as im
perfectly understood and about which
so much unnecessary fuss is made, as
the putting away of winter clothing
and furs, in order to keep them safely
and prevent the ravages of moths.
Plans innumerable are devised, and
chemicals and drugs without limit are
recommended; and all the while the
industrious destroyer works on, and
when autumn comes little is left but
perforation to tell the story of failure.
Very little is required in order to in
sure the success of the packing away.
This little -is in most cases compre
hended by precautions taken in time,
and the use of bags of thick paper.
Put away early in the season, after a
thorough beating and dusting, furs
will ninety-nine times out of a hundred
come out in perfect order; but this
must be done before the moth season
begins, else the precaution avails but
little. In case it is necessary to have
them out late in the season, the dan
ger will be removed by dusting them
with very dry salt and allowing them
to remain a few hours. Unless the
salt becomes damp it does neither furs
nor garments any manner of harm,
and is one of the most effectual pre
servatives. Moths do not like salt,
and will not work in garments that
have been sprinkled with it. When
perfectly dry it is unlikely to produce
any injurious effects whatever.
Carpets, rug\s, draperies, indeed
everj'thing- of the wool or fur nature,
may be safely packed in this way.
Last year fine nips and carpets were
put into bag's made of ticking. Be
fore rolling them up salt was sprinkled
through them and shaken into every
portion* The bags were then hung up
in a dry attic, and when they were un
packed in November they were in the
most perfect order. It is unnecessary
and wasteful —this destruction by
moths —about which so much is said,
when 10 cents' worth of salt is suffi
cient to insure the safety of all the
woolen materials in an ordinary-sized
house. —New York Ledger.
A chiropodist announces on his cards
that he has had the honor of removing
corns from several of the crowned
heads of Europe.—London Truth.
We-make Labels of all kinds, Nursery
Flower plates, ami <mrry In ■took Bird
Seed boxev, vegetable and seed Bags,
Nurserymen's Order Books. Box LabeiM,
show curds, and In fact anything and
everything embraced under the head of
LOWMAN & HANFORD LITHO. CO.,
Victor Family Flour.
Wallula Star Btrai£bt raie Flour,
and all kinds of chop and mill feed aud
GRAIN FOR SEED AND FEED.
SHEET METAL WORK,
Agent for Majestic Sleel Ranges,
the Domestic and White
Farm Tools, Hop Growers' Supplies.
A 1-cent postage stamp will carry tliin
paper to your friend in uny part of the
United States or Canada.