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DECEMBER Jfc, 1903.
Costa Nothing If It Falls.
Any honest 'person who suffem from Ithcnma
tla ifl welcome to this offer. For years I
acarched everywhere to And a specific tor Rhou
tnatlsm. For nearly 20 years I worked to this
end. At last, in Germany, my search was re
warded. I found a costly chemical that did not
disappoint me as other Rheumatic prescriptions
had disappointed phyaicianB everywhere
I do not mean that Dr. Shoop's Rheumatic
Cure can turn bony Joints into fleflh again. That
U Impossible. But it will drive from the blood
the poison that causes pain and swelling, and
then that is the end of Rheumatism. I know
this so well that I will furnish for a full month
my Rheumatic Cure on trial. I cannot euro all
cases within a month. It would be unreasona
ble to expect that. But most cases will yield
within 30days. This trial treatment will con
vince you that Dr. Shoop's Rheumatic Cure is a
power against Rheumatism a potent forco
against disease that is irresistible:
My offer is mado to convinco you of my faith.
My ialth is but the outcomo of experience of
actual knowledge. I know what it can do. And
I know this so well that I will furnish my rem
edy on trial. Simply write mo a postal lor my
book on Rheumatism. 1 will then arrange with
u druggist in your vicinity so that you can se
cure six bottles of Dr. Shoop's Rheumatic Cure
to make the test. You can take it a full month
on trial. If it succeeds the cost to you is $5.50.
If it fails the loss is mine and mine alone. It
will be left entirely to you. I mean that exactly.
If you say the trial is not satisfactory I don't ex
pect a penny irom you.
I have no samples. Any mere sample that can
affect chronic Rheumatism must be drugged to
the verge of danger. I uso no such drugs lor it
Is dangerous to take them. You must get tho
discuse out of the blood. My remedy 'docs that
even In the most difficult, obstinate cases. It
has cured the oldest cases that I ever met, and
in all of my experience, In all oPmy 2,000 tests, I
never found another remedy that would cure
one chronic case in ten.
Write mo and I will Bend youthe book. Try
my remedy for a month, for it can't harm you
anyway. If it fails tho loss is mine.
Address Dr. Shoop, Box 515, Racine, Wis.
Mild cases not chronic are often cured by one
cr two bottleB. At all druggist.
which Santa Claus will never find his
way, if left to himself. Thousands of
little children will never think of
hanging up their stockings or expect
even tho cheapest candies on Christ
mas morning. Tho little, pinched
faces did not dare to life their wistful,
want-shadowed eyes to the face of
the street-Santa Claus about whom
better favored children crowded so
eagerly. Santa Claus is not for them.
Many of them have but a vague idea
of the meaning of the "Merry Christ
mas" they so often hear upon the
Eireet; they never saw a Christmas
tree or heard a Christmas carol; they
nover had a Christmas dinner, and no
churoh" doors open to giye them en
trance to its Christmas tree; many of
them have never even heard the
"sweet old story," and the dear name
you have been taught to love and rev
erence means to them but an oath or
a lorm of profanity. Christmas giving
or receiving, with all its sweet mys
tery, is not for those who. are but
waifs of the street.
Boys and girls, as you count over
your precious presents, your pretty
gifts and happy interchanges of love
and good will, will you not remember
these little destitute ones, and at least
share with them the old, discarded
toys and your overplus of sweets? Can
you not spare something for the lit
tle ones who shiver in the wretched
cold of bare, comfortless rooms, thinly
clad and sparsely fed, who know
nothing of Santa Claus save as you
may bring him to their view? Will
you not try to make some other life
happy, by sharing with it your joy?
Honey Cream. Roll out a portion
of tho fondant described in another
article, spread it with candied honey,
cover with another layer of fondant,
and when cold, cut into small squares.
Walnut Creams. Break off small
Pieces of the fondant, shape into lit
tle cakes about as big as a silver quar
ter, and press a halved walnut meat
AN OLD AW) WELL TRIED REMEDY
Mrs. winhlow's Boothino Sirup for children
weth ne shouU always bo used for children while
?i-5ln,r:. u nortons' the gums, allays all pain, cures
wina collo and U tho best-remedy for diarrhoea.
Tttenty-flvo cents a bottle. . It Is the boat.
!,ni?i CaCh 8ide- 0ther nuts may bo
Date Creams. Stone the dates press
a walnut meat into each date andTv-
wnv Q fa layor of fondant; another
way i8 to press a piece of tho fond
ant into tho date, dip in rich syrup
and roll in finely crushed pecan or
anlnut meats. English walnuts are
generally used, but black walnuts are
just as good.
Chocolate Drops. Break off small
pieces of the fondant and roll Into
balls between the palms of the hands;
melt half a package of unsweetened
chocolate over a teakettle of boiling
.., mm urop tno balls, one by one,
into the chocolate, giving them a
thick brown coating. Dip them out,
one by one, with a wire spoon, drop
them on buttered paper and leave
until the chocolate coating is hard.
Fruit Rolls. Divide a quantity of
rondant into three parts, sprinkle
chocolate on one part and knead well
until colored a nico brown all through;
add chopped raisins, dates, figs, cit
ron, almonds or walnuts to this, and
mix well; roll out. Then roll out one
part of white to a width sufficient to
cover the chocolate on both sides.
Coat this well with cocoanut. Color
the third part of pretty pink, roll out
uuU press li snugly all about the roll.
When hard, cut in squares. Dip half
of them in melted chocolate.
Cocoanut Creams. Beat the while
of an egg to a stiff froth, then stir in
sufficient confectioner's XXX sugar to
make it almost too stiff to stir, add
desiccated cocoanut until it Is still
enough to knead with the hands, then
break off small pieces and form into
rolls. Roll these in a little of the
cocoanut until they are nicely coated;
this must be done before they harden.
Another delicious cocoanut cream is
made by mixing together one pound
of desiccated cocoanut, one pound of
confectioner's sugar XXX, and tho
white of one egg; when well mixed to
gether form into little cakes, coat with
cocoanut and bake in a slow oven on a
buttered tin until a pale brown.
In tho Homo.
In the Christian home, the Joyous
and reverent observance of Christmas
Is apt to make an impression so beau
tiful and so deeply religious on child
ish minds that no experience in after
years can entirely efface it. Too of
ten, In the rush and hurry after
worldly pleasures tho deeper, sweeter
and more spiritual joys are entirely
overlooked. Too many children grow
to regard Christmas only as a day of
feasting and the giving of gifts.
Grown-up people share largely in this
belief, and when this is the case, the
religious aspect of the festival is al
most, if not entirely lost sight of. It
should not be taught to children that
this is indeed tho day upon which
our Savior was born, but rather the
fact that this day is the one set apart
for the honoring of his birth. Tho
actual date of his birth Is not known.
It Is claimed that December comes in
the height of tho rainy season in
Judea, when neither sheep nor sheph
erds could have been in the fields.
Very strong reasons exist for the be
lief that the date of his birth should
bo placed in tho month of October.
This is tho festival of Good Will,
and should be so enjoyed by all.
molasses, one and ono-half cupfuls of
wf' ?.n-half cPfi of chocolate,
butter tho nizo of an ogg, ono tea
spoonful of vanilla. Boll, and when
dono, stir In pcanuta and pour on but
tored pans; mark In squares.
Cream Can'dy. To four cupfuls of
sugar allow half as much water and
ono teaspoonful of vinegar. piaco
ineso in a sauce-pan and boil until
tho mixturo will hardon whon dropped
into a little cold water. Flavor with
lemon or vanilla, turn on a buttered
Plate and pull as soon as cool cnouKh
Maple Caramels. Ono pound of su-
gar one-half pound of maplo sugar,
one-half pint of rich croam; heat
slowly, and when it begins to boil,
ada one-fourth of a teaspoonful of
cream of tartar and two ounces of
butter. Cook slowly, stirring all the
time until when dropped in cold wa
ter it will harden; pour on buttered
tin and when cool enough mark into
Coffee Fudge. Two cupfuls of white
sugar, one-half cup of strong coffee,
one cupful of chopped nuts. Boil tho
sugar and coffee together without
stirring, until stringy, then add the
nuts, take off the fire and beat until
u creams. Pour into buttered tins to
Peppermint Creams. Place a pound
of crushed or cut loaf sugar and ono
and one-half teaspoonfuls of cream of
tartar into a teacupful of cold water.
Put into a tin pan and shako up a lit
tle. Boil for ten minutes or until a
little of it dropped in cold water can
be rolled into a ball with the fingers.
Remove from the fire, allow to cool a
little and beat with a spoon until it
turns white. Then add three drops of
oil of peppermint, and mix well. If
it hardens too quickly while being
beaten, stand the pan in a tin of boil
ing water. Form into rough lumps.
rcclpcn for using this
Candles for tho Holidays.
Christmas Day is but tho befxlnnlmx
of tho holiday season, and the, demand
In tho Ladles' Homo Journal, Mm.
Rorcr says: "Of all tho so-called bev
erages, coffeo occupies tho moat Im
portant place. Perhaps much of our
energy Is duo to tho stimulating prop
erties of this berry. Tho quality of
tho brcakfoKt coffeo tolls tho tale of
all other conditions In tho household.
An Infusion made modorately strong,
with fresh boiling water, Is a slight
stimulant, and prevents the wauto of
tlflsue. Like gelatin, It does not con
tribute, so far as wo know, to tho
building or repair of the body, but Ifl
a tissue-Haver, which acta as groaso
dons to tho axle of tho wagon wheel.
When a weak decoction of coffee In
mado by boiling, it Is, pertmpi, tho
most Injurious or all food article, es
pecially whon It Is served with ugar
ana croam or milk. Coffee of good
strength Is a deodorizer, dtolnfcctant,
ond an antidote to many polions.
Weak, It will ferment, prevent tho
digOHtion of other foods with which
It is mixed In the stomach, and pro
duce gas and flatulency. Bolter by
far drink hot water with auar and
milk than weak coffee. Coffee mado
at full strength, known ns black cof
feo, may bo dllutod after it Is made,
ana will provo much lean Injurious
than weak boiled coffoe. Boiling draws
out tho fixed oil, and It Is this oil
that does the harm.
it ono buys tho best coffee and
makes an infusion, It is palatable, and
tho effect on most persons Is rather
advantageous. You may, however, buy
tho very best berries the market af
fords, and If they arc carelcuBly kept
and overcooked the decoction will bo
pernicious and quickly upset tho
strongest digestion. Prejudice,, the re
sult of unscientific cooking, and tho
palate habit meet one at every turn.
A person likes a cer.tam article of
food and eats it simply to please his
palate, because he has not yet passed
beyond tho palato or experimental
stage of existence. . . . Experlenco
As confectioner's sugar cannot at
all times be had in the country, we
give recipes for making Christmas
candies from granulated and ordinary
sugars, with or without syrups.
Hoarhound Candy. Steep ono ta
blespoonful of hoarhound' In one-half
cup of water; strain, and add one pint
of sugar and one tablespoonful of
vinegar. Boil without stirring, test in
cold water and pour Into buttered
pans when brittle.
Chocolate Candy. One cupful of
for candles will bo a prominent feature
of tho whole time of feasting and fes
tivities. Although tho majority of peo
ple, old as woll as young, havo more
rtf looo lllrfflrr ffy aitmnirt nrt1 rtrrCnn-
tions, tho tasto is not always as good
ua iuu uiuiig iu gruui, uuu mey con
tent themselves with inferior quali
ties on the score of cheapness. Cheap
candies aro not always Inexpensive
especially when the price Ib measured
by the results. Cheap candies are
usually adulterated, and some of them
absolutely poisonous; while they aro
mostly but a very poor im'tatlon of
better kinds. Many of tho simple.
nourishing, healthful candies cost
very little money, and leave no bad
effects if not indulged in to excess.
Candy-making at homo is by no means
bo difficult as some would havo us be
lieve, and one has tho satisfaction of
knowinc what they are mado of. A
little experience will enable one to
make taffies, fudges, and creams equal
to tho high-priced "store" articles,
and If uncooked fondant bo used, a
large supply can be made in a compar
atively short time. The bright boys
and girls will soon learn to shorten
their candy bills to a very satisfactory
For tho fondant, or cream, or dough,
as it Is variously called, take two tum
blers; Into one put tho whites of two
fresh eggs: into tho other put exact
ly the same quantity of water that
there is of egg-white. Pour both the
water and the egg-white into a largo
bowl, and mix and beat thoroughly.
Flavor with half a teaspoonful of
lemon or vanilla extract, and stir in
two pounds or more of confectioner's
XXX sugar. Beat it until perfectly
smooth and firm enough to handle.
This is the foundation upon which de
licious confections may bo made.
Elsewhere will be found some good
demonstrates that well-mudo coffeo
maices cioso rricncis; bad colice loses
te friends It once possessed, Good
coffee is more easily made than bad;
for this reason I cannot understand
why ono finds so much bad coffeo.
For tho LtMindry.
To wash an eider-down quilt, maka
a lather of hot water and soap-Jelly
(a heapod-teaspoonful to tho gallon),
and add a very little liquid ammonia.
Put the quilt into this and leave it for
a few minutes. Souso well up and
down in this, then in another suds
prepared in the same way; use a third
suds if it does not look clean. Rinso
in two lots of clear water, warm, to
which a littlo ammonia has been add
ed. Do not wring by hand, but If you
have a wringer put it through that;
hang on the lino in a windy place,
squeezing tho lower ends occasionally
between your hands as tho water
drains to tho bottom. Shako fre
quently while drying.
To clean white satin and flowered
silk, mix sifted stale bread-crumbs
with powdered blue and rub thorough
ly all over, then shake it well and dust
well with clean, soft cloths. Any silk
or woolen goods may bo washed in
gasoline, rubbing as if in water,
without injury; the dirt is quJckly and
easily removed, but no change takes
place in the color. But the work must
never be done where there is the least
fire or flame.
Jackson (Miss.) Clarion-Ledger: Mr.
Roosevelt is silent as to some of tho
greatest problems that now confront
tho country such as trusts, combines,
monopolies and other agencies for
grinding the dollar out of the pocketa
of the masses of the people and which
aro intended to make the rich richer,
and the poor poorer.
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