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. TH-: STOPPING O" THE CLOCK.
falls the instantaneous calm,
The sudden silence in niv clumber small;
J, starting, lift my head in halt alarm?
The clock has stopped? that's all.
' The c-ock has stopped. Yet why have T
^ so found *
j\ii liiM.uu u'ennjj aiiiiosi iikc uisuuo .
Why no.e its silence sooner than its sound?
For i: has ticked all day.
s So many iives beside my own go on.
And Mich companionship unheeded keep;
<jtompar.imship scarce recognized till gone,
And !ost m sudden deep.
And so the blessings Heaven daily grants
Are in their very commonness forgot:
We little heed what answererh our wants,
I'nii". it answers not.
A strangeness falleth nn familiar ways,
As it some pulse were gene beyond re
Somethmz unthousht of linked with all
Some clock has stopped?that's all.
-George H. Coonier, an Youth's Com
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iM * hHI??
THE ?20,000 DIAMOND
STARED in astouishmont at the
exquisite diamond glittering in
my chief's hand. I could scarce
ly believe that I was to nave the
Lonor of bearing it to its destination.
"But it is perfectly true." averred
"Mr. Gilroy, bead of the firm of emin
ent Loudon jewelers. ''Let me tell
you. Mr. Johnson, that you have won
our confidence. Yes, sir. we trust you
impiicitlv. You don't suppose that we
should let you have charge of a twenty
thousand pound stone if we didu't. eh?
4\:ow all vou have to do is to deliver
safely into the bands of Silas P.
Silsbury. the New York raillionarie. If
yoi: fail?but, pshaw! we will not think
of such a thiug."
Then be took from his escritoire a
leathern belt, which had a specially
constructed pocket in the centre. Into
tlii.s pocket he thrust the diamond, af
ter having wrapped it round and round
with wasbleather. Locking the pocket
lie placed the key in ray baud, saying:
"For the preseut I will fasten the
b?!t outside your vest, and your coat
anu utercuui \%m piuicn n. uut v*ucu
you get home place it beneath your
vest, and do not let it leave you night
The clock was striking G as I reached
the street. I occupied myself for
some time making sundry purchases,
<imong them being a revolver, which I
sincerely hoped I should have no occa
sion to use. I had a bag with me, and
into this I packed my purchases.
It was getting on for S o'clock when
I had finished shopping, and. jumping
nn q Ri)fto?coa 'hue T ?nrp mvsplf lin
to thoughts of my fiancee, to -whose
homo I was now journeying. I was
going to tell her about the jewel, and
Mary Hampden was a girl of whom
tiny man might be proud, and I counted
the winning of her as the most blessed
circumstance in my life.
Mary was busily engaged sewing
when I was shown into her presence,
but when she saw me she hastily put
down her work and rose to her feet
nr? ATnln tvift + Jam /\f rilnn t>ll KA AVfl
w i ai uu CALiaiiinnuu vi [/ivaouiv. ?? v
had exchanged but a few words when,
with a woman's quick intuition, she
"Something lias happened, Tom?"
"You a.-e not at fault. Mary," I said.
"But that which has happened is so
wonderful that I scarcely think you
iwiU be able to credit it when I tell it to
' Then don't keep me waiting long."
she said, with a laugh.
i did not keep her waiting long. She
listened attentively to all I had to say,
and when I had finished, she said:
"May I see the jewel, dear?"
I said "Yes," and withdrawing it
from its receptacle handed it to her.
She unfolded the leather and gazed
Innt rind earnestlr at the clitterinsr
thing. then she slowly recovered it and
restored it to me with an air of such
evident reluctance that I had much
difficulty in repressing a smile.
What have you in that bag, Tom?"
she inquired, as I rose to depart.
"All sorts," I answered, carelessly.
"A. revolver, for one thiug!"
Her face paleil.
"Is it necessary to take it?" she
"Well, there's nothing like heing pre
pared for emergencies." I said.
"Heaven grant that you may never
have any occasion to use it. Torn'."
So we parted, Mary forciug a stnile.
-jpHjeit her face was still pale and her
/ eyes anxious.
J .Soon I was on the outside pavement,
underneath the silent stars, and the
<?oo! night wind was Wowiug on my
face. While passing through the hall
I had noticed that the clock registered
My chief thoughts were ol Mary.
Our interview bail made a great im
pression on my mind, and every word
she had spoken wasindelibly impressed
011 my memory, every expression her
face had worn was fresh before my
eyes. For her sake, no less than mv
own. I hoped to be successful in my
I had reached a lonely part of ray
way. when, suddenly, a dark figure
sprang up on either side of me: a third
appeared at my back. Before I had
time to dart forward, or even to utter
a cry. my arms were piuioned and a
hand was thrust over my mouth.
Striiu'c'e I did. desperately, but my
strength was unavailing, pitted against
- T r
Xlif SUtl.mil Ul IUICV. 1 \)dj UlUUgUl
to the ground and held fast down.
"The bag! Where is the bag?" cried
one of my assailants in eager tones.
My hopes rose, but were quickly
"Fool!" said another voice. I started.
fit was the voice of Hamiltou, ray fel
low clerk. I had always thought he
was a bad lot. "Fool! there's nothing
of any value in the bag. He's got the
stone in a belt round his waist. Turn
him over and we'll soon relieve him of
jt. Got it? That's good. Now tie his
hands and feet."
While this was being done Hamilton
coolly surveyed me, a sneer on his lips.
"You're a nice man to carry valua
bles." he said. "I guess you're curious
to know how I got wind of the affair.
You may not know that from the dis
used room over our otiice it is possible
to hear all that goes on iu the govern
or's sanctum. I hnppeueil to be there
this afternoon, and 1 overheard a cei
tain interesting conversation. Well,
ta-ta! Bear my distinguished regards
to old Qilroy. Tell Liim I'm sorry I
cannot present tliem in person. You'll
-be able to explain why."
His observations were cut short by
j the sound of approaching footsteps. A
i whispered conversation took place
among my captors, after which they
took to their heels.
Very soon a man of the artisan class',
attracted by my cries, was bending
over me. unloosening my hands. This
occupied some time, and. when I was
freed the robbers had got clear away.
nioffvnpo luimilioHnn .mil rnin sf".1 rrt 1
me in the face. My heart was like
In my store trouble my thoughts flew
to Mary, and I felt that I must tell her
first of my misfortune. I retraced my
steps to her abode, not thinking how
late the hour was. When I was ush
ered iuto her presence I sank into a
chair and buried my face in my hands.
' I've lost it!" I cried. "Mary. I have
been ro.bbed. The precious diamond
has been stolen; do you hear?stolen!"
"Impossible!" slie cried.
' Yes. it's only too true." I said,
hoarsely. "Three men waylaid me as
I was going from here. They knocked
me down and took my belt. I don't
know -vhat I shall do. Mary."
She fell cn her knees and clasped
"Tom." she said, "the diamond
wasn't in the belt!"
* Wh<it Mn vou m9an?" I asked in
"Why, just this." she replied. "You
remember me having the diamond in
my band and admiring it so? Well,
precisely at that moment something
within me urged me to take the stone
in jest. I couldn't resist the impulse,
but now I know it was a special inter
vention of provideuee. I had been sew
ing. you know, and my silver thimble
was on my finger, which happened to
be about the size of the diamond. It
was the easiest thiug iu the world for j
me to wrap it in tfie washleather. i
Don't you remember having compli- I
mented me on my skill at sleight of
How shall I describe my feelings. I
tried my utmost to expresc my thank
fulness to Mary, but slie put her hand
on my mouth.
"Be sure ua one robs you a second
time." said my fiancee, with a irerry I
I took good care that no one did. Of !
course, when I returned from New 1
York I made Mary a present of a new
thimble.?New York News.
DISCRIMINATES AGAINST HENS.
Iowa's Legialatare X'ropogos a Standard
Welcht For Eggs*
xnere are a goou muuy iueus i-umiug i
out of Iowa just now, and most of j
them are at least food for reflection, i
For instance. Iowa does not send
drunks to jail, but to asyluihs, where
they are treated. The Governor of
Iowa is not -inly a renegade protection
ist. but is now calling Senator Elkius
hard names. The letters passing be
tween these two worthy gentlemen are
a joy to the public, even if reputation?
The new Iowa idea, however, has
far more reaching consequences. A
law has been introduced into the Legis
lature requiring a dozen eggs to weigh
twenty-four ouncesr under pains and
penalties therefore provided. This j
makes socialism look like a conscieu- |
tious principle by comparison. How, I
we ask, is any law to be enforced sub- |
jectively ou tlie hen? Must the hen i
laying eggs less than two ouaces each
be reduced to dressed poultr? by man- j
date of the law. Is it possible to edu- |
cate the tireless hen up to a standard
of weights and measures? Is it fair to
place all hens on the same basis?
Must the Cochin-china escape from no i
virtue of her own but s;ze, while the j
industrious bantam is made to suffer?
We protest that this is carrying the
law* t/\n fnr
Last year there w?re raised in this
j country more than 12,000,000,000 eggs.
The value of eggs and poultry exceeded
that of all the gold and silver and
iron dug up from the bo-.vels of the
United States. That was a magnificent
showing for the hen, and her moral
qualities seem equal to lier industry.
When warm weather set in, did the
hen take advantage of what is com
monly accorded others, a vacation? Did
she collectively say when winter came,
we are not expected to work at this
season and w^ will not, even though
it be propitious? Not at all. The hen
kept steadily at business, with the re
sult that eacs have never been so
cheap in winter time, and the public
has feasted on them.
Under euch circumstances, an effort
to impose upon the ben by raising the
standard of the size of her product is
not only immoral, but it is injudicious.
If the lien is pressed too far she may
go on strike and lay no eggs at all.
Then what will become of the Iowa
Legislature? We think the solons of '
the Gopher State had better confine
their efforts to making two cornstalks
grow where there is now one, ratherj
than undertaking to tamper with the;
prerogative of the hen to lay eggs ac-i
cording to the dictates of her own con- !
Must Have Experience.
Tlip snort of hnntiner. whether it be a
trip to a remote wilderness in pursuit
of big game, or au afternoon's quail'
shooting -u the home farm, is au expe
rience of so many varied and complex
elements, that no one of its constituent
phases may lightly.be singled out as
that which always constitutes the at
traction, the enjoyment o. the pleasur
able recollection. For t bis reason no
one who has not himself been a field
sportsman can write of field sports in-i
telligently, or concerning them express
views based ou an information which
j would give nis views luiumg'.-uLc vi|
iuiportauee. What some of the writers
i of the day vrho denounce sport and
I sportsmen actually know about the
j tilings and the men they discourse
u|k?u amounts to about as mu U as the
old writer on witchcraft actually knew
about the simple and ino?fencive girls
and old womeu they denounced as
witches.?Forest and Stream.
Partitions of .Japanese Houses.
Most of tbe Japanese dwellings have
I but one floor. Portable partitions di
vide the floor into as many apartments
fas are necessary. These partitions are
! arranged in panels about three feet
square. The panels are so contrived as
: to be closed with framed paper shut
I ters, which slide in grooves.
The U. 8. S. "Constitution," now at tl
Tlio Upper Picture Shows Wheel aud B i
It is important in sharpening a pair
of scissors that the angle at the cut
ting edge of the blade be uniform
throughout. Thi* is easily accotn
plishad by the scissors sharpener illus
trated below, patented by a Pennsylva
In this device the sharpener is drawn
back and forth along the blades of the
scissors, and the construction is such
that an excellent bearing of the shank
of the sharpener against the side of the
blade is assured. The sharpener pro
per consists of a file, which is made in
conjunction with a holder, the device
fitting over the blade of the scissors.
The file is then in a position to give the
edge of the blade of the scissors the
proper angle, and as a large majority
of those called upon to use the shears
mil cnlccnrc nm nf Hir? f?mnlr? HPT. n 11(1
as they are not particularly skilled in
the sharpening of scissors, this feature
is importaut. To facilitate the use of
the sharpeners the "point of the blade
of the scissors is forced into a conven
ient piece of woodwork and the handle
of the blade grasped firmly, when the
operator can exert considerable press
ure to hold the blade firmly in one po
sition while rubbing the sharpener
back and forth over the blade. It fre
quently happens that the screw upou
which (he blades of the scissors are
pivoted becomes loosened, in which
ivent the screw driver extension is c.
very convenient adjunct to the sharp
2uing device.?Philadelphia Record.
A Darin? Bxperiment.
We have decided that "boose and
business" is a bad mixture, and will
just try plain business for a short
spell. If this doesn't work well we
may decide to cut out business and
try ooozc. xiiis uecisiou was leutuKu
| afteq. a very forcible argument "witli?
our uevoteU spouse, who warned us in
no uncertain language that we would
lit' using some of that hair restorer on
our topmost point unless we wiped it
off our list altogether. As it would be
| a sin to waste the precious fluid in
| this manner we have cut it out. Boys,
I be warned and don't tempt us, for we
will be compelled to murder in cold
blood the first one who flashes a bottle
of tincture conflirtum in our presence.
?Coweta (I. T.) Courier.
Not All Hoitelcns.
"When you know a man is a devotee
I of golf." said the enthusiastic golfer,
| "you can be absolutely certain of his
[ mental calibre, and be assured "
"Oh, come, I wouldn't say that," re
! plied the plain man "I don't douhc
that some men play golf who are reaily
quite sensible."?Stray Stories.
BUBBLES BLOWN BY MACHINE
Among recent inventions is a toy
which makes soap bubbles in a very
ror*Makiug Soap Bubbles.
pipe being combined into oue article.
l?he cup is made of slieet metal or
le Boston Navy Yard, Charlestown.
nnacle Captured From the "Java" in
Traveling salesmen especially do not
always find locks on the doors of the
rooms to which they are assigned, and
the srnaU portable alarm bell shown
here would be invaluable i.a such in
stances. It can be used temporarily
or permanently, and can be convenient
ly carneu iu a traveling uag. it cau ue
attached iu an instant's time to the
shank of the door knob, the parts being
so combined and arranged that oscil
lation of the door knob iu either direc
tion will cause the bell to ring. The
bell is of the ordinary bicycle bell pat
tern, and is operated in a novel way
by a push pin, the releasipg of a spring
ringing the bell. The bell is supported
on a strip of metal, at the end, of
which is a clamp, the latter fitting on
the handle of a door knob. Sliding on
this strip of metal^ is a corresponding
strip, having at tlie top the pushpin,
the head of the clamp engaging with
the lower end of the sliding strip.
The device is first clamped to the
door knob, and as 9000 as the latter
is oscillated iu either direction the
knob and clamp forces the sliding strip
upward, releasing the spring operating
the bell. If a spring bell is used the
bell will, of course, contiaue to ring
until the spring is run down or until
the knob is returned to its normal posi
weight of the boll will cause the bell
to swing as far as it can go in that
direction, the head of the clamp form
ing a pivot. The turning of the door
Imitation Jewclrv. ,
"Never have I known such a craze
for imitation jewelry as now," was the
remark of the manager of one of tliq
big department stores, and it only
needs a glance to see that in a store
wuere tne crowds are greatest rue imi
tation jewelry lies.
"We can't supply the demand," went
on the manager, "and I know it is tiie
case not alone with us, but even more
so with those firms ay ho make a spe
cialty of selling it alone.
"Jewelers who have for years been
in the business have told me that their
trade has suffered greatly from this
cause. Such art and skill have eutrred
into its manufacture that in many
cases it can't he told from the real, and
very frequently women who can afford
better things purchase the cheaper sort
when some article is seen to be a pass
ing fad. That many of the wealthy
women in society have duplicates of
their handsome jewelry we all know."
oiher suitable metal, preferably of such
material ns will n<if break rendilv.
On the- top of the cup is a removable
cover, flanged so as to fit on the top.
The pipe is fitted horizontally through
the cup near the top, being tightly
fitted in perforations, so as not to leak,
and projecting at each side of the cup,
one end holding the mouthpiece and
the other end merging in the small end
of a funnel. Witliiu the cup a slight
aperture is cut into the tube of the pipe
for suction of the soapy water by blow
ing through the lube from the mouth- >
piece. The cup is shaken or jerked |
slightly before blowing to throw a
wave of water onto the lube. There
is thus deposited a slight tilin to be
taken up by the air jet and carried
along into the funnel, where it devel
ops iuto bubbles in the usual way. The
soap solution can be prepared before
charging the cup or the cup can b-?
charged with plain water and a small
piece of soap for dissolving gradually
in (he water.?Philadelphia Record.
The United States Pharmacopoeia is
being translated into Spanish by the
Society of Fbaruiacists in Cuba.
STRANGE BELIEFS OF OLD ECYPT
Influence! of Magic and Ancient Idea*
Concerning: Hetren and Hell.
No nation in the world devoted so
much attention to the subject of the
future life as the ancient Egyptians,
and yet, strangely enough, with so
little effe.ot upon their daily life in
this world. It had, however, no mor
bid effect upon him. for. uulike any
other nation of antiquity, the Egyptian
had fully convinced himself that his
life was but the ante-chamber to 'a
"life of eternity and everlastingness."
Egypt was essentially the land of
magic, and fully justified the Talmudic
saying that "when magic was created
out of ten parts, nine were assigned
to Egypt." It is in magic that we
And the whole key to the Egyptian
idea of heaven and hell.
The greatest work on the future state
was that known as the "Book of
the Dead"?a marvelous compendium
of magic, religion and folklore. Its
hPErinninsr is lost in the dark regions
of the prehistoric age, for there is now
no doubt that it had taken definite
literary form long before the fourth
dyuasty, B. C. 3700, and was old by
the time of the sixth, some centuries
The Egyptian's ideas of future life
were the outcome of his magical belief
that everything material or immaterial
had its immortal double. The land it
self, the Nile, the chief religious cities,
the king and the people, all hpd their
doubles iu the next world. Out of
this grew the idea of a life in the
nni?fh in thn ITInMc of fH>
There can be no doubt that this region
of the blessed was regarded by the
ear^y Egyptians, and, indeed, for a
long time by the common people, not
as a celestial region, but as situated
in the fertile and well-watered regions
Of the Nile delta in the northwest of
Egypt, where the blessed ever breathed
the cool north wind.
[ Here he lived an ideal form of his
life upon earth. He plowed his
fields and grew the grain which sup
plied him with "bread that grew not
stale and beer that never oecame
sour." Here wag situated the dupli
cate of his early town or village, and
heaven would, indeed, be a borne to
The belief in ancestor worship, no
doubt, was an important element in
the religion of the Egyptians?but
would the deceased meet and be recog
nized by those who had preceded him?
On this point Dr. Budge described
how the deceased meets and is recog
nized by all who are near and dear to
As he truly remarks, it is an exact
picture of the return of a long-absent
wanderer to Lis native village, such
as may be seen any day in the Nile
valley. It explains, also, the reason
why a feature of the family and social
rectitude of the dead. Thus the ex
pression: "I was one reverent to my
father, favored of my mother, devoted
to my brothers and sisters and united
in heart with the people of my town."
The underworld was a region of fire,
[ lakes of Are, rivers of fire,' and the
damned were treated as captives,
bound, beheaded, and each day brought
forth to life to undergo fresh torture.
Space will not permit us to deal with
this subject here, but in these terrible
pictures we have no doubt, the source
from which the early Christian writers
drew their vivid descriptions of the
torture of the wicked.?London Globe.
Fatalities of Railways.
Commissioners, appointed by the*
Prussian Government to study Amer
ican railway systems, have published
report. They find:
1. American railroads kill sis times
[ as many passengers as the German
2. American railroads -wound twenty
nine times as many passengers as the
. 3. American passenger rates aver
age 2.02 cents per mile; German rates
average 0.9S cents per mile.
4. American freight rates average
0.78 cents per mile; German, 1.3G
cents per mile.
But comparison of freight rates is
not on identical basis, because Ameri
can companies include their own
freightage and goods shipped by ex
press. The German companies report
only pay freight. If all co?ts were
considered, the Prussian commission
ers claim that their average would be
Whale* lu a Panic.
Puring the homeward voyage the
Mariposa, from Tahiti, ran through a
school of sperm whales. Half a hun
dred were counted. As the Mariposa
was passing half a dozeu thrashers
appeared among the "whales aud the
people on the liner witnessed the most
wonderful rough-house any of them
had ever seen. The whales were
vi-IHi nanin 'Pliotr tllO
S IT IA C U. ?? Uli ['luiu, JL. J >/v??v
waters into a white froth for acres
around. There were battles between
thrashers and whales aud masterly
retreats, which called to mind Russian
naval tactics. Now and then two
terror-stricken leviathans would meet
in collision with a crash like stage
thunder. Captain Lawless, who has
traveled as many seas as the oldest
and most active of whales, declares
that ho never saw so much blubber
at one time in his Hie.?San Francisco
Women Are Illogical.
Professor Starr, the famous ethnol- ]
ogist, was in his humorous aud whim
sical way accusing womau of barbar
ism, according to the Chicago Chron
"And she is not only barbarous
she is illogical aud inconsistent!" he
"I was walking in the country one j
day with a youug woman In a grove
?. imnn a Iwv nhmif tn shin I '
tauic u^vu m. ^ ? . ?
up a tree. There was a uesi in tlie |
tree, aud from a eertaiu angle it was I '
possible to see iu it three eggs.
" 'You wicked little boy.' said my I ''
companion, "are ;ou goiug up there 1
to rob that nest?'
" 'I am,' tlie boy replied coolly.
"'How can you?' she exclaimed. 1
'Think how the mother will grieve over '
the loss of her eggs.' 1
" 'Oh, she won't care,' said the boy. I
'She s up there iu your tat.' " 1
Oscar II. King of Sweden, was born <
January 21, 1821). The royal family !
conies from Napoleon's Marshal Berna
dotte, a Frenchman, who was elected I
heir apparent to the crown of Swedeu
iu 1810, and became King iu 1818.
How to DUlnfert a Room.
Get a large-size metal bath, and
partly Jill with water. Partly fill a
pail with water, and stand iu tlie batb.
On the pail place an old metal tray;
and see that it stands firmly. On the
Liiij put two ul iiJieir puuuuo ui
powdered sulphur moistened Avitli
methylated spirit. Have all apertjires,
save your door of exit, closely sliut,
and all their crevices (stopped. Set
tire to the sulphur.
When you have quitted the room at
tend to the door. Open twelve hours
later. Although this reads very sim
ply, the matter is not so satisfactory
as might be supposed. Wall papers,
and not seldom colored fabrics are
damaged by the fumes. The writer's
opinion is that fumigation for cloth
ing, etc., is a mistake. Even dry air
fails because it does not penetrate
properly, says Home Notes. Boiling,
or treating by 'superheated steam will
always give good results.
A kitchen convenience which is not
present in every household is a pair
of sharp scissors. Scissors are used
to trim lamp wicks?which is wrong?
and cut nanurs and string; but seldom
for trimming bacon and liam rinds,
skinning and trimming salads. These
are proper uses for the scissors, and
the use of them saves much labor.
Every housewife should cultivate
the habit of five-minute naps. After
working hard a few hours -a woman
is apt to feel sleepy or "dragged out,"
and imagines that it is only that or
dinary sin of the flesh?laziness. But
if she gives in to tbe feeling and rests
for a shpct time on a comfortable
lounge she will feel wonderfully fresh
ened and will do better and quicker
work than if she had foregfue her
Green food is almost indispensable
to canary birds, but if lettuce is scarce
a good substitute may be had by
planting a little of their favorite seed
in small flower pots and allowing it
iv a rm Corva Pnffua
Various are the ways of serving cof
fee, and the beverage is reaily seri
ously affected in taste by the way the
cream or milk and sugar are added to
it. The English way is to pour iuto
the cup simultaneously coffee and hot
milk. This kind of coffee is said to
make the least demands on the diges
tion. The French prefer cafe au lait
at the morning meal aud black cof
fee at other meals. Cafe au lait is
sometimes made by adding hot milk to
plain coffee, but is better when made
as follows: Place in an earthen
or granite ware pot a quart of
milk and let it heat almost to boil
ing. Then add four tablespoonfuls of
freshly ground coffee. Shuffle the pot
back and forth on the stove until the
cafe comes to a boil. Let it rest five
minutes before serving. This also is
fairly innocuous, but what is to be said
for Cuban coffee, which is delicious,
at Jeast. The coffee is made extra
strong, much too strong for health, and
is served with the cup half full of rich\
est cream. t
That cake may be kept fresh by put
ting a fresh apple in the cake box.
That any kind of canned fish should
be put into a colander a few hours
before it is used and boiling water
poured over it.
That if soup is too salty several
slices of raw potato Should be added.
Boil a few minutes logger when the
potato will be absorbed with the salt,
says the New York Mail.
Thnt- pr.if>u-pd eersrs mav be boiled if a
spoonful of vinegar is added to the
That if lettuce leaves that have just
been washed are dropped into a bag
made of old table linen the moisture
will be immediately absorbed if the
lettuce is shaken about.
That mashed potatoes are very much
improved if bits of green pepper are
worked into them.
That the taste of boiled water may
be improved if it is thoroughly beaten
up with a a egg beater.
That the bread 'box will be in a
much better condition if it is lined with j
heavy manila paper that is changed !
twice a week. The bread keeps much
longer, without any possibility of mold
5 tMNP rrov TO
- PREPARE* TlfEX
Fruit Cookies?One cup chocolate
raisins, one cup butter, three cups
Hour, three eggs, one-half cup molasses,
two-thirds cup sugar.
May Blossom Cake?Beat to a cream
three-quarters of a cup of butter, with
one of sugar, add one-half cupful of
sweet milk and two cupfuls of flour;
then beat separately the yolks and j
whites of teu eg>*s, and after beating
thoroughly together add to the cake |
mixture: stir in two teaspoonfuls of j
baking powder and lastly a cupful of j
blanched almonds. Cover with a white |
icing and place almond meats on top i
to suggest blossoms.
Bread Pudding?One and one-half j
slices of bread, one pint of milk, two I
eggs, piece of butter ay large as Eng- I
lish walnut. Sugar to taste. Salt and
a little nutmeg. Hot Chocolate Sauce
for Pudding?Boil one cup water and
one-half cup sugar three minutes. Mix
three teaspoons grated chocolate and
sue teaspoon cornstarch with two
thirds cup of milk. Stir in with sugar 1
in.l water. Boil until it thickens a
Lemon Pie?Oue cup sugar anil one
large cooking spoon of Hour, mixed
thoroughly. Then tdd juice and grat
3d riud of one large or two small
ernons, one cup boiling water, small
)iece butter and one whole egg and
folks of two more. Stir all together
md cook in double boiler (or over hot
s\-ater) uulil thick. Bake crust first.
Make a rich crust, prick with a fork
ill over, every iuch; bake a nice
jrown, turu in the filling nnd cover
with meriugue made of whites of
BITS I NEWS
A trade-mark treaty between the
United States and Roumania has beeit
ordered favorably reported by the Sen
ate Foreign Relations Committee.
Congressman and airs. LongwortK
arranged for their departure for Eng
land on June 2.
Hope of getting'Philippine tariff bill
out of Senate committee during present,
session has been abandoned.
Howard University has chosen as
president Rev. Wilbur P. Thirkfleld, of
A bill providing for a delegate from
Alaska in Congress was approved bjj
Secretary Shaw discussed with, the
Senate Finance Committee a bill per
mitting the Treasury Department to
hold $100,000,000 in gold bullion, in
stead of $50,000,000, as at present.
The House Committee on Territories
has approved the bill granting the
Alaska Central Railway 800 acres of
land and relieving it of the license tax
of $100 a mile.
The President sent to Congress the
report of the International Waterways
Commission on the Preservation of Ni
agara Falls, recommendations being
made for the restriction of the amount
of water to be diverted for power pur
poses. ' /
OUR ADOPTED ISLANDS.
E. R. -Stackable. Collector of Cus
toms at Honolulu, Hawaii, has sailed
on a six months' leave of absence, dur
ing which he will act as agent for the.
Territorial Board of Immigration and
visit the Azores and Italy to secure Im
migrants to supply the demand for la- -1
Felipe Cuevas, Collector of Custom*
at Mayaguez, Porto Rico, was drowned.
He was a prominent politician and ft ,'i
great admirer of American institution?.
During the Spanish regime be was per
secuted for bis Americanism and foe
opposing the Government i
The presence of numerous Japanese %
in the Philippines in the character of
peddlers, who are said to be exploring <
various towns and making maps of the
cohutry, enrages the people of the prov
Sugar supplies four-fifths of the an
nual value of shipments from Porte
Rico to .he United States, and in the
fiscal year 1905, including molasses,
was valued at $12,176,861, against $1?- .
454,213 in 1895.
A band of Salvadors, long-haired re- ^ vs
ligious fanatics, known as "Fuzzy
Wuzzies," looted the town of Malasita* ,
in the province of Pangasinan, P. I.
H. B. Dunbar, a hotel man, will erect
a hotel to cost half a million dollars at
Manila, P. I.
The northeast wing of the Chicago
City Hall has been ordered abandoned
The Methodist Episcopal Church
South is considering a new statement
of doctrinal faith.
Josephine Terranova, the seventeen
year-old bride who stabbed to death
her uncle and aunt that ruined her,'
was put on trial in New York City foe
the murder of the aunt
Miss Clara Reckers, twenty years
old, died at Richmond, Ind., of poison
ing, as a result of eating spinach and
strawberry shortcake and cream.
D. M. Parry, retiring president of
the National Association of Manufac
turers, defended the United States Sen
ate and the Federal courts virtually
against the^ President v
OrtninHoto liotro nnminntad ?
(X\aiiOaO All* ? V r-nri 1~ i . , . ,
full' State ticket, headed by Harry Gil
man, of Oswego, for Governor.
The South Carolina Bankers' Asso
ciation favors a law for an auditing
commission to examine the accounts ,
and transactions of all corporations in
Efforts will be made to continue the
Traders' Fire Insurance Company, of
Chicago, which lost heavily in the San1
Francisco calamity, by assessing the
All liquor licenses in San Francisco
have been revoked.
Rear-Admiral Robley D. Evans, in ?
report to the Navy Department, fay*
ored Sunday baseball for his sailors.
A committee of 1he New York Bar
Association took testimony as to Davifl
B. Hill's connection with the Equitable
Life as its -counsel under a retainer of
$5000 a year. He said ins reiauon?.
with the society were purely legal.
Thousands of Zulus are reported oq
the way to join the forces of the rebeli
Hous chief, Bombaata. A colonial
force is endeavoring to prevent th?
German troops are reported to havd
pursued the rebel Marengo into Brltisli
territory, and the Cape government hai
entered a formal protest.
Professor Mouromtseff, president ol ,
the Russian Parliament, was received
In audience by the Emperor.
A motion of the labor party In th$
Russian Parliament to demand immei
diate amnesty from the Emperor .wad
with difficulty defeated.
Baron Iswolsky left Copenhagen t<t
become Russian Minister of Foreign
Count Witte supported a demand fo*
amnesty of political prisoners, whicli
was incorporated in tlie reply to the
Czar's address. i
The president of the British Cotton
Growers' Association said that large
imports had been engaged in Westf
Africa, which would soon, he believed,
supply all the cotton needed for the
Although Count Boni de Castellane
was elected to the French Chamber of
Deputies from the Department of the
Lower Alps, his majority was so small
*,w> noqinef' him runs hich.1
IIJU L IUC ICCIlUg USU - _ ?
and many charges of fraud are being
After prolonged negotiations the
copyright convention with the United
States was signed at Tokio, Japan.
In n dispatch from Tokio to the Lon
don DaiJy Telegraph it is asserted that
China is about to bring off a coup*
d'etat with regard to the organization
of all the railways in the empire.
at,, p-ani-iro w .Timpnez. in an inter
view, says the Atnadot government in
Panama is determined to retain power
and a revolution is expected.
There ?vas au imposing demonstra
tion by British troops at Alexandria,
Egypt, to allay uurest caused by the
First prize for the plan of the Peace
Palace at The Hague has been award
ed to L. M. Cordonnier, of Lille, a fa
According to the Hawaii Shinpo, of
Honolulu, a prominent daily Japanese
paper, only GO,540 Japanese are now
resident in Hawaii. Our census o?
1000 put the figures at 70,000,