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M R. B u N So N CONDEMNED T6 A
DIgT OF HAM.
Policy of Deception Brought Woe to
New Yorker Who WAs "Batch.
Ing" It While His Wife
The last time Mr. Benson told a lie
lie told it to his wife, says the ;ew
Tork~'Tlimes. He told It just before
she went to Boston. The morning
she went away Mrs. Benson took Mr.
Be son Into the kitchen and showed
*h the icebox:
"I know," she said, '4ow you dislike
eating In restaurants, to I have left
enough provisions cooked to last you
for several days. He:e are cakes,
preserved fruits, saeds and boiled
ham.- You can make your own coffee
and by boiling potatoes whenever you
feel hungry for them you will be
spared the horror of 'restaurant fare
for at least a week."
Benson surveyed his well-stocked
commissariat with pangs of insipient
dyspepsia. The prospect of dicing
alone on cold viands and boIled. pota
- tees offered but few more attractions
than a course in public eaUng houses
fbut his habitual regard for Mrs. Ben
son's feelings prevented his saying so
On' the contrary, he thanked her ef
fusively for her tender thoughtful.
"That ham," said he, "looks par
ticularly fine. I am anxious to get at
it now. I shan't st'op a foot inside of
a restaurant so long as there Is a
scrap of it left."
Mrs. -Benson beamed with the hap.
piness of the well-doer whose deeds
f kindness are appreciated by the re
"I thought you would like it," she
The next day when writing from
Boston Mrs. Bonson appended a post.
script tq her six-page letter.
"How Is the ham?" she asked.
In reply to this query Benson wrote:
"The ham is delicious. I eat It for
'breakfast and for dinner. Yesterday
, - i 1.o be in this neighborhood
a time, and-will you believe
4 i *dn't bear to go downtown
* .- !-out a bite of that ham, so
.;Ld had a snack. You were a
trump to leave me so well provided
Thenceforward Benson forwarded
- to Boston daily bulletins of the state
of the ham market. For the most part
'this-formation was conveyed in let
ters and postal cardlx, but oni the
eighth day he rushed into telegraphic
activity. That morning he had
-dumped four-fifths of the whole ham
Into the garbage can, so he wired with
:a strict regard. for truth: "The ham
On the twelfth day after Mrs. Ben
-bon's departure Benson received an
~express package from Boston. Won
jderingly he paid--the charges of 75
cents, and wonderingly he unwrapped
"For the love of heaven,". groaned
Benson, and resolved benceforward to
*tick valiantly by the truth.
'Mrs. Benson had sent him another
How We Came to Wear Clothes.
It has been truly remarked that, In
order of time, decoration precedes
1ress. Among people who submit to
~great physical suffering that they
mnay have themselves handsomely
* tatooed, extremes of temtperature are
1borne 'with but little attempt at miti.
Lgation. Humboldt tells us that as
Orinoco Indian, though quite regard
.less of bodily comfort, will labor for a
~fortnight to purchase pigment where,
with to make himself admired; and
that the same womnan who would not
hesitate to leave her hut without a
tragnient of clothing on, wou~ld not
dare to commit such a breach of
decorum as to go out unpainted.
-The facts of aboriginal life seem to
indicate that dress is developed out of
decorations. And when we remember
that even among ourselvsmost tink
fthan its warmth, and mo're about the
cut than the convenience-when we
see that the function is still in great
measure subordinated to the appears
lce, we have further reason for In
trng such an origin.-Herbert Spen
The Prophetic -Gitt.
SThat there are persons to-day who
dessess the somewhat uncanly gift of
being able to predict future events Is
probably true. The wife of the late
*r Richard Burton, the famous tray
elrand linguist, not to mention other
4ataogof her weir'd gift, announeed
the very firstetlne bhe saw" Burton, at
-the time a perfect strange whom: she
had met quite casuplly/ that. be would
be her husband. At te Orgse.nt.no,
mont. N'o. t:* o is rai tO El .iAme
orian after death to see if it shows
ay special development to: agoou0t
for Its wonderful gift.-The Grand
"I tell you," growled Mr. Crabbe,
"your shopping is too extravagant
You should never take gathing just
because it looks cheap."
"You don't say?" snered his wit.
"Well, If I had followed that advice
when you proposed to me I wouldn't
he Mrs. Crftbbe now."-Philadelpbia
FtCiPES FOR DISHES OF ALL D.
Lobster Faai Will Be Appreciated
un the Lunchoon Menu-De.
- licious Deviled Kidneys-Best
Method of Preparing Soup
Lobster Paol.-This is delicious to
iterve at card parties or luncheons. Re.
move the meat from a large boiled
lobster; then pick into flakes. Place
one pint strained tomato pulp in stew.
Ing pan and when hot add one table.
spoon of corn-starch, wet with a little
cold water; two tablespoons of butter,
one level teaspoon wet mustard, on't
teaapoon of scraporl onion and the lob
ster. Simmer unul creamy, then fill
paper cases. Strew with brown bread
crumbs. Serve hot. Canned lobster
can be used.
Frozen Beets.-If you want a real
delicacy try this: Boil the amount of
sugar beets required. When boiled
peel, slice and cover with vinegar. Al
low them to freeze over night. Servb
with Ice slightly melted, and you will
be surprised to find they have Imbibed
the fSavor of rare old wine.
Quick Dessert.-Take small round
milk crackers, butter and toast a light
brown; put two crackers In each
plate; stew, then seed a half pound of
prunes; sweeten to taste. Place
prunes on crackers and pour whipped
cream over all; add a slice of lemon
to each plate.
Japanese Salad.-Cut the tops off
tomatoes; remove the pulp, fill in
with potato salad with the usual
French dressing. Season with onion
chopped fine. Put on ice to chill.
Serve on lettuce leaves.
Savory Cakes.-Make a. rich puff
paste. Cut Into rounds. Fill the
rounds with a mixture pf grated
cheese, moistened with tomato sauce.
Bake in a quick oven and cut into
Deviled KldneyL-Split sheep kid
neys In half, with the skin and white
membrane removed. - Put two ounces
of butter in'a saucepan and, when hot,
put in the kidneys, dust with salt and
pepper, and cook quickly. Pour over
this a little tablespoonful of onion
juice, tablespoonful of Worcestershiro
sauce and tablespoonful of sherry,I
some bread and stilton cheese.
Sea Foam Candy.-To two cups
brown sugar add enough water to soak
it and boil- until it spins a thread.
Have the white of one egg beaten stiff1
on a platter; pour the candy over it,
and beat rapidly )until it creams,
smooth out and cut.
Onion Soup.-Bli'oe a large onion and
fry in hot lard. Add flour for thicken
ing, put in a quart of water and let
boil 10 minutes. Season with salt,
pepper, and a few chopped sorrel
leaves. Beat the yolks of two eggs;
stir them in the whole, and pour over*
slices of toast.'1
Tae Fig Preserves.
Taethe figs when nearly ripe and
cut across the top in the form of a
cross. Cover prith strong salted water
and let stand three days, changing
the water every day. At the end of
this time cover with fresh water, ad
ding a few grape or fig leaves to color!
and cook until quite green. Then
put againi in cold water, changing
twice daily, and leave three days
longer. Add a pound granulated
sugar to each pound of figs, cook a
few moments, -take from the fire and
set aside two day's. Add more sugar
to make sweet, with sliced and boiled
lemon or ginger root to flavor, and.
cook until tender and thick.
I Te Wash Mirrors and Glass.
Put a few drops of ammonia on a
moist rag and make short work of it.
If the glass Is ,very dirty, put some
finely powdered whiting in a small
piece of muslist. Dab It over the,
glass. The dirtier the glass the more
whiting Is required. Then qmear
evenly with a damp rag and let it
remain until dry. Then riub off with
chamois. If alcohol be used instead
of water the glass will receive a fine
To Heat Milk.
Put the milk in a amall tin can,
such as an empty cocoa can, and place
It in a basin of hot water. Move it
rapidly around, auld -in a short time
the milk will be warm enough. When
*bhas a gas or pasolifte stove it
#4' be better jo tKater over
NW S URPRISE.
"Do YQU know." he said. "that
was almost overoome with su'rpris
he first time4 rqvez saw you?"
"I .notci" -hepiled, "that yo1
seemped -to be oensiderably fiustered.
"Yes.' For a moment I was speech
Less. You see, I lkad..heard a grea
2eal about yol Your friends. hai
begun six months before we met t
plan to bring us together."
"I don't see what they could hav
had to do with the surprise you sai
jrou felt when you saw me for th4
"Why, I found you to be so beauti
rul and you were dressed with suet
"Indeed! I buppose my 'irieads' m
rou call them, bad given you to un
lerstand that I was homely and I
frump. So kind of them, I an
"Oh, no! They never did so, I aa
sure you--at-least didn't do so Inten
lionally. ' But they did keep tellinj
cie right along that you were ver3
ntellectual and deeply interested ir
publio affairs."-Chiago Record-He
HI LAST WISH.
Doctor-Have you any last -wish?
Patient-Yes, I *ish I had som
Aunt Lucindy was in deep distres
Dyer the loss of her son Jimr, and
neighbor sought to console her, aa
"Don't grieve for him, Aunt lucind
He-has gone to - land flowing wit
milk and - honey."
With a dismal countenance, the o
Jim never did like milk, an' hone
always made him sick.".-Lipplscott
Quito Desirable. . .
The HotdUp Man (as he takei
arge watchtirom victim's pocket)
itippose you're thinkin''I'm a real un
legirable citizen, eh?
The Victim-Nothing of the .8ort
1ld man! That watch you've just re
leved me of was in my wife's faml3
tor 75 years and she forced me t<
lug It around.-Puck.
Mrs. -Wright Innitt-Mrs. Oldgir
Is so strange. When she gets a gowi
she likes, she wears it until everyon
is sick of it.
Mrs. Naught-She's that way abou
everything. Why, she has had th
s'ime husband for 15 years!-Cleve
Very Simple Reason.
"Does you; wife object when yo'
stay out late at night?"
"Why doesn't she?"
"Because I don't do It? She won'
let me."-Batimocre Amet'ican.
Things Went 'Round.
Yeast-After the women folkb fusi
about a fellow's room, he can't find
thing in it.
Crimsonbeak-That's right, I wen
out with the .,boys, last' night, ani
when I reached my room I couldn'
even find the bed.-Yonkers States
Actyn Barnes-I see tbat in the nei
version of "Uncle Tom'p Cabin" ther
are no bloodhounds.
Mac Booth Rantjngton-Aha'
knew it wouldn't be long before Elisz
would be chased over the ice by a 6(
horsepower touring carI-Puck.
Where Did He Got
"Yes, my son.
"Did Noah have a hired man in tb
"Very likely he did, my son.'
"And did he have to go home. I
Where Many Are Hurt.
Church.-- The railroads of tm
United States in the last 11 yea
have killed 82,244 persons and Ii
lared halt a million more..
Gotham-4nd that does agt Io
wh h7 .be@'ornuhejti
Out For Bus
HIS is the time of year wheh :tra
there is nor much buying ad a
do. not know dull days Our I
prices are two things that help to keel
Our goods are the very best that can
all, and our prices are as lQw as these
can be legitimately sold at.
UR entire line is complete- no I
and we can supply your wants
Clothing, Shoes, Hats, Dry Goo,
Hardware, Furniture, Buggies, Wag
in fact anything you need can be proci
at the right prices.
OME to see us, and ~if you have
with us,. you will find that we cai
ter goods for less money than 3
Another car of Majestic Flour, the' 1
$5-50 per barrel.
Thanking our friends and customers f
we hope to miei-it a continuance of thc
Gaines & Gassawa
a Central, S. C.
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This Bank has Burglar Insurance, Fire Ineurance, Cati
lose your money.
t Liberal Interest allowed on Time Depcsits. See HI.
you up satisfactorily,
THlE LIBERTY 1B
IH C. SHIRLEY, Cashier.
and Business UI
Atlanta, Ga., also Albany, Gai.
Over i 5,ooo Graduatesin Positi
Receives 12,000 applications every year for Ikokkeepers, Stenog
Etc. An average of two openings for every student that attends thi
70 typewriting machines, -thiyeeo
I The Southern also conducts the
ATLANTA SCHOOL OF TELE
Upon.which institution the railroadmsndtelegraph cornpanies are 4
Main Line Wires Run into This
Write for catalogue. Enter now. The Southern is the oldest a
pn the South. Add ress,
A. C. BRISCOE, Pres., or W. L.-ARN(
-Printing of all
d4e is dull And
be bought l ad
it all times,. in
)ns, etc., etc.,
ired here and
i sell you Vet
ou have been
>est made, at
>r past favors.
jer Bonded, so you can't I
., Shirley and he will flz
raphers. Telegraph Operators
lection of typeriters owua4
cern in the liuth.
onetantly calling for 090r!q
ndl largeut Btpuiness Colleg
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