Happy captives were streaked in lu
dicrous patches of lamp black.
Somehow, they managed to get out
of their trouble; somehow, too, the
story got out.
?"There seems to be something to
exDlain." remarked Rose to RalDh the
jH next evening.
Mvia cnere, c est que je t aime, re
plied Ralph, enigmatically "which
means, how much I love you. In other
words, a poor teacher of languages,
too poor to select his preferable resi
dence, lives in the building where our
good friends located me. He has
rJbe'en teaching me French."
-'Which explained the seeming mys
tery and made fair, trustful Rose
Brierly love him more than ever.
(Copyright by W. G. Chapman.)
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SMORE NEWS ABOUT ONIONS
' By Caroline Coe.
r About the only luncheon in their
own countries of the German, Italian
or the Spanish laborer today is black
bread with an onion, and" in many
parts of Italy it is almost the only
vegetable in common use, being
eaten as we do apples.
-Our New England ancestors
thought a great deal of onions, and
no Thanksgiving dinner or other holi
day feast was complete without a
dish of them boiled. While this is,
perhaps, the simplest way of cooking
this succulent vegetable like all other
simple culinary feats, it must be done
i Although the onion is the most
maligned of vegetables, even being
associated with vulgarity, it is never
theless a valuable food, and is held
in high favor by the culinary artist.
3 If the food we eat furnishes the
chemical elehients necessary to in
sure a sound body, the onion must
rank first among vegetables for its
hqalth-giving constituents, including
nitrogen , potash, phosphoric acid,
phosphate of lime, sulphur, albumin,
sugar, mucilage and certain salts.
- Onions are almost the best nervine
known. No medicine, it is claimed,4is
so useful in cases of nervous pros
tration, and there-is nothing else that
will relieve so quickly and tone up a
worn-out system. Onions are helpful
in all cases of coughs, colds and in
fluenza, and if eaten regularly are
very good for the complexion.
As a laxative, as a poultice or as
a sleep producer, the onion works
like a charm. A drop of the juice
will cure earache, and persistent ap
plication is said to cure deafness.
Onion juice, too, is a well-known hair
restorer. In olden times a famous
ointment, called Devil's Mustard, was
supposed to cure cancer, to remove
tumors, etc. It was compounded of
garlic, which is of the onion family,
and olive oiL
Emperor Nero thought that eat
ing leeks improved the human voice,
and, as he was ambitious of being
a fine singer, he had a leek diet on
several days each month. Pliny rec
ommended garlic as a remedy for
many of the mental ailments of the
Bacon gracefully tells of a man
who lived for several days on the
smell of onions and garlic -alone. It
is a popular belief that a traveler be
comes acclimated quickly by eating
onions in every country visited; and
the onion eater is supposed to be
practically immune from contagious
Chop up a few onions. Pry in but
ter, taking care that they do not
burn. Stir in three tablespoons of
'white haricot beans, add, a pinch of
grated nutmeg and. rub through a
sieve. If the puree is too thick add a
little stock. Serve with croutons.
Lumbago is muscular rheumatism.
The best remedy for those who are
strong enough to stand it is a Turk
ish bath, a purge and a light diet.
This combination of correctives
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