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THE SUNDAY MORNING COURIER
"CORN WrAD" Ml'RPHV.
Wtist (Id Mm ttn Doing Fnrttts Agrlsul.
Itpwlal (.tart timndsaas,)
WAll'OTo,tllJ, 2. Colonel Chnrloi
I. Mnrphy, the Hclul Ktfent of the de
partment of Agriculture, who ho been
touching Europeans the voluo of corn
bread an nrtlclo of food, wae hro n
few day nn nml told nn IntercMlnn
tory concerning hla "missionary" work
In thnt line. Colonel Murphy, it will be
observed, haa nn Irish nnme, but ho looki
like a Oertnnn, nnd, it limy explained,
he tnlkn tho Gcrtnnn IntiKunKO with great
fluency, lilt big, thnggy head, mow
white hnir nnd frank mid placid counto
nance givo him the nir of a good nnturcd
burgomaster. Ho is n most entertaining
talker, nnd it in no wonder thnt ho hm
Interested the Germans, tho Dunes nnd
the Uelgtane In the aubjoct of "Ameri
Colonel Murphy, who In familiarly
known to tho department of agriculture
M "Corn Dread" Murphy, first engaged
in hla missionary work aomo 10 yeitra
go, "It struck mo na rather aurpria
Ing," ho anya, "that Indian corn nnd It
food producta, ao well nnd 'tvoriihly
known In thla country, went practically
unknown to the Hople of Europn. The
chenpneaa of audi food, na well na Ita ex
cellence, auggestt'd to my mind tho nd
vantages It might possess over food pre-
fired from tho nnttvo cetvnle of Eurgpo.
began atudylng pinna for ita introduc
tion and concluded that popular exhibi
tion In tho principal cities of Europe
might accomplish tho purpose."
Thereupon Colonel Murphy tried to
Interest various American boards of
trndo nnd agricultural societies iu the
enterprise, nnd failing In thla he flnnlly
went abroad in a privato capacity. He
was accompanied by his wifo. and to
gether they organliod cooking achoola
and corn exhibitions In various Euro
pean citiea nnd everywhnro explained to
tho people how palatablo and nutritiona
wero tho food products of Amertcau
malic. Their work finally attracted the
attention of the department of agricul
ture, nnd about three years ago Mr.
Mnrphy waa appointed a apecial agent
of our government aud waa comtnia
toned to carry on the work In hla offi
"Thla mi4e the work easier," aaya the
colonel, "and alnce then aa an agent of
the government I have been able to ap
proach foreign officials that I could not
Colonel Murphy and hla wife have di
rected their missionary efforta mainly
toward tho Germans within the paat two
years, and ao great haabeen their success
that more than a score of mills for grind
ing American corn have been erected and
are now in operation in varloua parta of
the empire. At least a half dozen mills
of this sort have been erected In Berlin
and ita immediate vicinity, and the Ger
man government recently decided to la
me to ita soldiers a dally ration of "Mnr
phy bread." Thla bread ia made of two
thirds portion of rye and one-third of corn
sea and ia called in the official recohl
"OOM MEAD" atVttPHY.
The German soldiers are usually sup
plied with rye bread, but the authorities
after careful teats concluded that a
bread made of part rye and part corn
meal waa much better and quite as
cheap. The result of the official recog
nition of commeal by the German gov
ernment hae..bee ita increased use in
various parta of the empire, especially
among the middle claasee,
During the Russian famine two yean
ago several shiploads of American com
were sent to the region bordering on the
Black sea, and Colonel Murphy, by di
rection of tke department, sent an agent
there to aid in the distribution of the
corn and to teach the natives how to
prepare it for food. The work waa suc
cessful, and not only were the famine
stricken peasants relieved by the timely
and appropriate gift, but in their adveis
sity they learned the excellence of Afner
lean lualse as a f ood product, and a de
mand for its Importation haa sprung up
is that portion of Europe.
Colonel Murphy held several com expo
sitions in the United Kingdom, and espe
cially in Edinburgh did be meet with
success. The English, the Irish, and the
Scotch have long been familiar' with
American inaixe to a alight extent at
least, so that ao "missionary" work was
needed among them, as it waa in other
parta of Europe. "In Ireland." aaya
Colonel Mnrphy, "cornmeal mush in the
form of 'stlvabout, as it ia called, is
largely used. When several shiploads
af meal were sent over during the fam
ine of MM8. the peanut ' at first refused
it, but huuger wou urove them to its
use. Sinew then it haa slowly come into
favor, though the potato ta preferred
when plenty, In spite of the fact that
corn ia cheaper and more nourishing.
"The principal drawback to tt use ia
Ireland as elsewhere in Europe ia that
the peasants do not know how to cook
it In Germany the cooking is all done
by the bakers, and no family makes its
own bread. Warm bread U practically
unknown, next aa corn bread is best when
H is warm ita superior advantage can
not be fully appreciated under the exist
ing eondinceta. The bakers, however,
are learning tkkv and in Germany they
now makelt a point to deliver the corn
bread freshly baked aa soon aa it cornea
Obomi Ransom iiimon
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COSTUMES FOR CHILDREN. bitf
SURPRISED AT HIM.
Tfcoaiht Any Artist Would Know
What Hht) Mrnnt.
It la never wise, It in never kind, to "put
m nlra," and when tlnno persona who a
Jwivor to clotha themselves Iu vast super!
arlty coma to grief It in seldom that they
luccavd In obtaining itnympi-vlnl sympathy
In their iliaconillturis A will known Amer
ican artUt WHt lint mitniuer sketching In
the gallerleM of tliu Ixitivrv In Paris. living
at work, he had of aourxu something tie
ppeumnce itf being it Imhltuu of the place,
aud hm such he was hvvituI time iMldrviuu'd
by the vUltorn.
On one occiwlon he wax npproachetl by n
oounle of IikIIim, one of whom askedi
"Can .to. i tell iu where to find the statue
of Cupid nnd"
She pallet (1 In tho evident hope that he
would help ht-rout, but he hud beard the
name Pxrclie pronounced In onmny til (Tit
rut ways thnt he whh curious to see what
would be made of It now. The visitor,
finding that he would not pronounce the
name, turned apiK'nllngty to her compan
ion, and the other Inuy mild with much
"Why, of courxe ynu know. Tho famous
statue of Cupid aud thepenton who ia with
Thtro waa a very different air about th
lady who one day haughtily said to the
"Will you beao kind na to direct me to
taa statue of Catherine de Medlcir"
"The statue of Catherine de Medlcir" he
repented In some perplexity. "I don't re
member such n statue."
The smile of the visitor waa more superi
or than ever an she replied:
"Ok, it la one of the beet known atatuea
acm I supposed that any artist would
know where It Is to bo found."
There waa no much scorn In her accents
aa she pronounced the word "artist" that
the gentleman waa at onoa amused and an
noyed. "I am aa artist," he said, "but 1 cannot
kelp you unless It mlsht be that you have
made a mistake, and It ta the Venue de
Medici you are looking for."
The expression which came over the face
of the superior questioner waa both ludi
crous and aelf betraying.
"Why," she stammered, "It waa a Venus
de Medici that I wanted, of course. Do you
know where that tar"
"Oh, yea," he answered, smiling. "Any
artist eaa tel vou that." Boston Courier.
Those Loag Frock Coats.
"Why, VTeglnald, dear boy, what ta the
"Oh, Awthur, I'm In the most terrible
dlstwess! Here The Proper Thing rays
fwock coats are to be made longer thl
spring. If I don t follow the style nt once,
in; rimMlt!il iv mr unmnm mnu at
our club Is gone forever. And if my new
bma aajapfcBSahfelah t . lutaS t ft a, a ABMSlk
coat Is made any longer I'll walk on It nod
twlpoverlt. ami vulgar people will luuyli
and say unkind things nnd and" (Col
IntMMM completely.r Life.
THI ANQEU'S TOUCH.
Theesnti in iimvIiii iuinher ly.
HrM.'iM ti"tcrr ilir ureak ot day,
A ml udstr with lrw) tirrath
ttofU lilnldrd Held nlid lillU
Mctsllrnt w Hi Iniid mi Hill.
II M-rliM-d Hnrld id ili-Mli.
ttnl wlieii lir iiMiritiiiK eiiiuerrd ntuht
Tlirrr ! an siitff I In tlif Uunt-
HU lat-r Maet and mild.
"Anus, tin nuiumer's ten,-," men nald,
"Tt.rrnrlli Istiild. I lie Itinrers sredradr
The SJUW-I hMrd and nil lad.
And iriuli-rl) lie ild tits Imnd
Upon the ws, and all the land
rremblril will, weet tarpriae.
garii siumiirrlna bud burst Into flovea
And iMKIiri iiinU. In leal)- bower.
IVmmI tovnu MH-lodlrs.
Tbe son u (raamst,irru i urnd.
All la tall iiUii nl beaten surne4
r CtMin the iilusldtig earth
Ana troiii ilir worm's iirnwt, shrona tner)
A hutirrur, wnb thavananwe.
Helolilna in nr blrib.
Then unfit men the aiiicel said:
-helMild Hi world r thottght wasdeadl
Why will ve blind ynor eyes?
There is an drat h W hat sremr l h such
Wait oalr fo the Master's mora
la glor to arlsr
Hslcm a. HosAire.
Ho Wouldn't Mitke n Koiil of Himself, end
Sirs, Jones Vit.
Mr, .toii-N Iihh just hud it blrthilny. It
unckcil an tKoli 'it his life anil In that of
Mrs. Jones, too, and neither of thoso excel
lent pt-ople wlH be likely to forget It very
Mrs. .lout", hud bt-eti mysteriously busy
cmbroltlt-rlng sometliln;! which she kept
Wrapped up Iu oiled silk, Then nt times
her eyes would full on .lout with n sort of
tuH! tnt'iiHiirv glance, as if taking dimen
sions and imestloulng whether something
would lit. Smiles of satisfaction would
nlso chose each other across her face nn she
"I wondi-r wliut she's up to," mused
Jones, "a four-ln-haud for mo to hang my
aelf with, or another smoking Jacket only
lit to lx) burietl in. I tlo. nope l'rovlueuce
will avert any such calamity."
lie changed Ills mind nnd took up nn
other course of thought, when Mrs. Joiiw
Afikt-d him which he would prefer could lie
have bin cholce.n gold headed cauioora
rosewood revolving desk. i -
"Maria's bvt-u saving up her money," he
eald to himself. "I'm In luck this time."
The morning of his birthday came, nnd
at breakfast Mr. .Jones found his present in
a small package nt his plate. He unrolled
It savagely nnd saw n blue satin rlbtou
with red letters nnd some clasps attached.
"You've always needed one, dear," said
Mrs, .Jones aa she regarded It with admir
"What Is Itt" growled Jones. -"Wnat'a
the name of the object?"
"It'sn napklu holder, Jeptha,- You put
the band around your neck" r-
"Not If I know it."
"And the silver holdera"
"Tl ey won't hold mel"
"Ku p the crumbs from"
"W atnreth e letters? V. A
"Ti ey Hre French, do ir"
"O , the English language gave out, did
"Aud wish you lion appetlt."
"It means good appetite, yon know"
': o, I didn't know! And If you think I'm
a pug to be rigged up in barnesa you're
awi y off. That'a whntl" x
"1 ut It'a only to wear at meals," apolo
giz d Mrs. Jones.
"I'm out of the bib age, Mra. Jones, for
gord and all "
"I think you're vcrynnklnd,Jeptha,"re:
totted Mrs. Jones. "It'a a real sliaine!"
"I should suy It was, Maria. Look at
me," continued Mr. Jones savagely. "D'you
suppose I'd sit here and eat wtthithat bou
rplty thing around my neckf Not much I 1
tau.make a fool of myself In one language,
but I nln't going to do It In two."
Mrs. Jones nobbed aa she laid the relic
away In the china closet, while Jonea mut
"Another household Idol smashed Into
smithereens)" Detroit Free Press.
Virj UmmU. . t
Not long ago the trthodox clergyman of
a New EagUud town waa called from hi
study in the evening to marry a young oou-
pie who were waiting In his parlor bent
upon matrimony. The young people r.p
peared to be from an humble walk In lift
but were beaming with happiness.
At the conclusion of the ceremony tbex
was a p.tuse of some length. The briii
lenktd Inquiringly at the groom, and I
gazed back at her with a happy but som
what rvui expression of coutliten:?.
At Inst tlie bride stepped forward In i
Hesitating manner, nnd drooping an ilal
orate courtesy aaldt
" W we ure very mud. obliged to you
If. nnil ir ImliH tlint At k.iii'h t Itlit-wi-khil
N nhW to retaliate.
Her buslKiud lonke
looked at her with lliull-
gnilsed tirlde In hur nblllty to copt with i
wonl of such length and elegance, n: 1 tl.
minister bowitl the couple out with i
grave a face a he could call r.p with flu
remarkable wish ringing InM.ls e..n.
The ehlcaco Side -f It.
Beekumn-Streete Let me see, dldat!
meet you at the Paris exposition In tS&f
Brodwelgh Yes. I hpent a whole mom
"So did I. It was a pretty expensive tr!,
forme, Itemember. Cot mean even l,(hr
from the time I left N' York till I.gvi
"It was a costly trip for me, too abot.
MO but It waa worth it. It was a 'git,
"Yes, It was worth It. By tbe way
you'te (wing to' the Chicago exposition,
"Yes, I expect to spend a couple of weeJ
there anyhow, though I don't like tl
stories I hear about tbe extortion ever;
body Is getting ready to practice on vlsl.
"I don't either. A friend of mine thn
4aaflgprtd the whole thing up says it wi!
cost as high as 135 or WO a week If you set
everything that's to be seen aud stop a
first class hotel."
"That will make It let me see about
175 for a two weeks' stt,y, fg) for rallwu;
fare there aud buck, Including sleeping ant
dining cars, aud you'll hare to speud souk
thing foreign' and Incidental while yoi.
are in Chlcag.. if course, seventy -!'.ve and
40 make 115, ud why, great Sco.t, y u
can't do the thing tor less than ilK to '
your ltfet 111 ut be hauged If I'll U 1"
LET WELL ENOUGH ALONE."
Case Where Faint Heart
May hum a
N. U. Fire minutes before the dialogue
begins Mr. Pullen has offered his hand to
Miss Delnne and lieeu accepteil by her.
George Aro you happy, Nettaf
Netta (softly) 8o happy, Georgel
George Upon my honor, I never so much
as hoped you'd say yes.
Neltt It enmo over me Just In a minute,
when you spoke. I never knew before how
much I cared for you.
George There was really no reason why
you should, was there?
Netta What a modest boy I I saw soma
reason, didn't If
George I don't understand It: honestly 1
don't, only 1 am awfully hnppy,Nutta.
Netta Well, then, so nm I, Yes, you
may sit there If you like. Bit-oh, well,
1 suppote you may now,
George Then I will, darling, (He does.)
I mean, you know, It Isn't as if I were a
go's! looking fellow
Netta You're not quite a fright, dear.
George How sweet of you I But of
course I'm not hnudsome, like well, like
Jack Fountain, for Instance.
Netta Oh, everybody admits Mr. Foun
tain Is good looking.
George Hut it doesn't matter If yu
don't mind, does it? Then I'm not aw
fully clever and a rlalug man, like Algy
Netta Even I can't have everything,
George You deserve everything, dar
ling or a swell, like lllghtowers.
Netta (laughing apologetically) Oh,
other things being equal, I toutc I should
like to be a countess.
George (ecstatically) It's just that you
fell Iu love with me, Netta Just thatl
Netta Yes, Just thatl
George Because, you see, I haven't got
a mint of money, like Sir Pompey Gold
more, your millionaire friend. I can't covet
you with diamonds, ns ho could.
Netta (sluhlng) I should have liked the
George I cim't give my sweetest girl
carriages aud horses or a house In Park
lane or a title.
Netta (pensively) No, George, I suppose
George (enthusiastically) But you Just
loved mel We shall be most tremendous
ly Jolly, Netta. We'll have n'llttle house.
We can run to W hat' tbe matter, dear?
jetta Oh, nothing. Could you move a
little? You're you're crushing my dress.
Geoge (moving a very little) -I'm so sor
ry. Is that better? Wo shall be always
together no crowd ot tiresome peoplo to
bother us. And there's nothing I wou'tdo
for you, Netta. Just think of all you're
giving up for mel Why', all those fellows
are dying for youl
Netta Those fellows! Who, George?
George Well, I suppose there's no luirm
In talking about It now. Why Fountain
and Vere and lllghtowers, and even that
Netta Do you really.thlnk.they are?
George But you never cared for any of
them you never had a word to any to
Netta I didn't know
George You chose poor, plain. George
Netta (smiling faintly) I dare say I waa
George Yon were, darling. I aay, won't
the girla be surprised?
Ketta-Surprlsed? Why ahould they be?
George You see, they all thought you
were going to make such n brilliant match
they-never -thought of met Why, only
tbe other day Sopuy waa aaylng that she
thought you were going to take Hlghtow
eralf (He pauses.)
Netta (with asperity) If what? Go on
George (deprecating!)- Well, darling,
ahe aald, If you could get him. Of course
Netta Do be careful, George. You're
rumpling my hair dreadfully.
George I wan only stroking It, sweetest.
Netta Well, I'm not a cat. (A pause.)
George Netta, I must go and tell some
body. I can't bottle It up any longer.
Heully It surprises mo more every minute.
Netta You seem to think It will surprise
George Rather) That's the best ot It,
Isn't it? It shows n uiun should never de
spair. My own love. I Why, Netta.
dear, what's the mutter? Have I done
Nettu Oh, I'm very .-sorry I It'a not
your fault.- George, do you think it would
be wise to tell people Just yet ?
George Why, what's the matter?
Netta (witl a sob) Ob, I'm a miserable
girll No, don't take my hand again,
George Tell me, darling! What Is It?
Netta (tying her handkerchief In a knot)
I I'm very sorry. You mustn't be angry
promise yoo. won't be augry? But
haven't we been a little hasty?
George (with amazement) Hasty?
Netta Of course I'm very foud of you,
George very, very fond. But we must
consider other things, mustn't we? Just
for the moment I was carried away, but
what' you've Iteen saying about the ad
vantages of You needn't look at me as if
I were a thlt f, George.
Georue (cldly) I really don't under-
itaud what i uu mean. Netta. If you waut
! to take back
Netta (anxiously) Oh, you're not going
to lie cruel, George? You bee, we shall be so
very, very poor.und I iieverougbt to have
let you persuade me.
George I think I understand now,
Netta (relieved)! knew you wonld.
You are always so kind and and sensible.
George (roughly)! understand you any
how. Netta (rlsluK with dignity) At least yon
need tint lw rude.
Georger-Rudu? Could anything be rude
Nettu (reproachfully) I urver saw you
like this before.
George I think we have both la-en en
Netta (pathetically) I did expect you
to appreciate my motives.
'George I believe 1 do. Good .morning.
Miss Delnne. (lie takes his hat.)
Netta Ob, are you going? Pirhaps it
is best and aud widest, George. We shall
forget this little trouble and be friends.
(She holds out her hand.)
George (deliberately. Ignoring the hand)
I hope never to see your face again. (He
goes out, slamming tbe door.)
Netta What a bear! How could 1 have
thought -liked blmf (A pause,) Yefl
aia runer, ' foor oia ueorgei i never
thought of all that before. (A pause.) 1
suppose I did treat him rather badly. Oh,
hut ii' tbe only wise thing!
Eat r a servuut.
Servant I.ord lllghtowers Is In tbe
drawing room, miss, and Sir Pompey Gold
more haa called too.
Krtta-8ay I'll come la a moment. (Exit
servant.) Poor George! What an awk
ward old creature he is! Ia my hulr tidy
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