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THOS. 1 ADAMS. PROPRIETOR.
EDGEE?ELD, S. C., THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 1892.
VOL. LVII. NO. 13.
GAY AND NOISY HAVANA'S PH>
!The Handsome Harbor and Its De
fenses-Tlie Cltj's Architecture
?laity Parks and Cafes-Sol
diers Seen Every Where?
T" ~Y A VANA has long been reok
r^l oned the eighth commercial
J \ city of the world. Morra
(i" Castle, with its Dablgren
gnus peeping ont through tho yellow
stones, and its tall sentinel lighthouse,
stands guard over the narrow entrance
of the harbor ; the battery of La Pun
ta on the opposite shore answering to
the Morro. It is a proud and a strong
fort, but its defense, declares the
Chicago Times-Herald, is merely a
matter of sentiment With such ar
mament as Havana has, an invading
GENERAL VIEW OP I
fleet could be held out of the bay. The
castle is re enforced by the long range
of cannon and barracks on the oity
side, and the mosssive fortress of the
Cubanos crowning the hill behind th
Morro. Ail these are decorated wi hi
the _red and yellow flog of Spain. So
many strong fortifications show how
important the home government re
gards the place.
The harbor of Havana compares
favorably with the most famous in the
world. Infinitely more picturesque
than New York Bay, it is much live
lier in maritime interest than that of
the Golden Gate. The bay is shaped
like a human band outstretched, with
the wrist as the entrance. It is popu
lous with ships from almost every Na
tion on earth. The one idea it im
presses is that of activity. European
and American mail steamers come and
go daily. Coasting steamers and the
boats of the regnlar lines from Mex
ico and the islands of the Carribean
seek the bay, and great ferries ply be
tween the docks of the oity and the
Belga shores. There is also a fleet of
sailing boats, yachts gathered from all
over the world, row boat?, and what
The c.ty ?vtej? ;.? ple?.-:::.-^ - r =
'.r.? 1- ,!.o -:bv... -.er .\oCsji:CAv: ic t*
n>. ?-ii th\? . - . ,. : .? ?..
|>rft?? i -?.?, o'aagerons to.? . jAisr
.fcMyfc.. jt*ho ?rc-ai Hainbolci said of it
t*s . fi>?e/??d v. fro?.. iL i*i?y thu; ii
p J '-i, j un.l nu^t pici'*re??qa?
It is certainly r.ot American, and
yet there is nothing Uko it ia Europe.
It is intensely Cuban, and a type of
itself. In a general view the town
presenta churches, cathedra ls and other
structures that force themselves into
prominence against the background of
less imposing houses. Tb^re is noth
ing in this great extent of public build
ings that strikes one as being speoiaJiy
valuable from an architectural point
of view, and even if there were its
beauty would be entirely subordina
ted by a colossal prison near the shore,
which was built fer the purpose of
having a capacity to lodge with ease a
matter of 5000 prisoners at a time.
The city is divided into two parts,
called tbs intramural, or old town,
which lies between the bay and the
site of the ancient walls which have
fallen into decay and have b*een used
for an upbuilding of the new city, and
the extramural town, consisting of the
new city, which lies beyond tba site
of the old walls and is more or less
modern in its architecture. Tbe
streets of the old town are laid out in
fairly regular order, and are pretty
well paved. But these thoroughfares
aro narrow in the extreme, with side
walks barely wide enough for one
pedestrian. The streets of the new
city, although laid only in macadam,
aro wider, airier and fringed on either
bide with pretty palm trees, giving the
town a garden-like aspect.
The architecture of the dwelling
houses is heavy, and this gives them an
appearance of old age which they
really do not deserve. The material
used in their building is the porous
stone which abounds in the island,
and which, when first quarried, is as
eaisiiy worked into blocks as wood, but
which becomes as hard a 5 granite when
exposed to the atmosphere. The
facades of the houses aro generally
covered with stucco, painted in all
colors. Blues, yellows and green are
used indiscriminately, and the visitor
is at once unpleasant];' struck by the
bizzare effect, bat soon learns to ap
preciate the nice manner in wbioh this
MORBO CASTLE, EN
apparently c;nzy and unsystematic
laying on of color harmonizes with
thc glowing tropical atmosphere. This
coloring of the house fronts is not
without a reason, in fact. It bas been
fonnd to absorb muoh of the sun's rays,
which, without this disadvantage,
wocld work serions injuries to the
^ Tuero is co city in tho world where
noise-pure noise, made for its own
sake and nothing else*-reigns as BU
* pre. .e a?, in Havana, At daybreak all
the bells in the city are rung furiously.
Church bells, fire bells, publio bells
, and private bells unite wit a one ac
cord to produce a discord calculated
to drive a civilized man mad. Add to
this the crowing of game cocks, with
which the town is overstocked for
gambling purposes j the rattle of in
numerable cabs and publio convey
I ance?, the clangor of gongs on street
car lines, electric and otherwise, and
I the general roar to which every
waking Havanese adds his mite, and
the oity, even in the time of most
' slumbrous peace, can well be supposed
to Burpass any other town of 000,000
1 population in the world.
The populace of Havana, at least in
' times of peace-and this accounts for
its disquietude in times of war-is es
sentially gay. This accounts for the
number and variety of the cafes,
'HE CITY OP HAVANA.
caches, eating and drinking places,
lounging places and resorts of every
color and complexion calculated to
offer opportunity to idle and lazy men.
A recent visitor to the island, describ
ing the habits of the mea and their
unspeakable indolence, says this of the
town's resorts and their habitues :
"The men luxuriate in tho cafes or
spend their evenings in worse places.
A brief period ot the morning only is
given to business, the rest of tho day
and night to meeting and lassitude,
smoking and luxurious ease. Evidences
of satiety, languor and dullness, the
weakened capacity for enjoyment, are
sadly conspicuous, the inevitable se
quence of indolence and vioe. The
arts and sciences seldom disturb the
thoughts of such people.
"The pretentious town house is side
by side with the humble quarters of
the artisan. High life and low life are
ever present in strong contrast, ind in
the best of humor with each other,
affording elements of the picturesque,
if not of the beautiful. Neatness must
be ignored where such human con
glomeration exists, and, as we all
I know, at oertain seasons of the year,
like dear, delightful, dirty Naples,
fiava?a is t\3'!...*:* ?cl of pcsSileaoo. I
.H- *- v.- . : >
OBISPO, THE PRINCIPAL BU:
The dryness of the atmosphere trans
forms most of the street offal into
powder, whish salutes nose, eyes, ears
and mouth under the influence of the
slightest breeze. Though there axe
ample bathing facilities in and about
the oity, the people of either sex seem
to have a prejudice against their free
Havana is abnndantly supplied with
paras, squares and publio plaoes. The
squargs are ornamented with royal
palms, and here and there an orauge
and banana tree, and now and then an
Indian laurel. The Plaza de Armas,
fronting the Governor's palace, and
the Parque de Isabella are two splen
did specimens of Cuban appreciation
of the richness and fertility of the
soil and the rare climate. The Parque
do Isabella is a picture of Ray life in
.he evening, and is one of the beauty
spots o? Havana.
The cafes are innumerable and some
of them the equal of the best and most
exclusive restaurants in Europe or
America. The principal playhouse is
the la en Theatre. Other places of
amuse.'Ti.'nt are Payret Theatre, the
Albisu Theatre and the Circo, Teatro
do Jane. 'The Casino is a place of
amusement and instruction combined,
a sort of atheneum, :n which such art
TRA.NCE TO H WAN ?.
as lives in Havana is fostered and in
which state balls occur.
The glory ot the new city lies in its
splendid streets and the well ordered
vegetation that has been cultivated
alon;; their lines. Tho churches aro
without number and are enthusiastic
ally filled on Sundays aud holidays.
I Ca these occasions unusual demonstra
tiona are indulged in iu the way 01
No city in the world, with the pos
sible exception of San Francisco, is
BO lavishly supplied with food pro
ducts as Havana. The earth and the
sea render up all their best fruit, and
living is cheap.
Tho great Havana market is where
the visitor opens his eyes. Au upper
floor and a lower open on all sides and
under a roof. It covers a good-sized
block. All Havana is here buying ita
dinner and other supplies. There is
a multitudo of booths, containing
frnits of the tropica, Ash, meats,
leather goods, jewelry and curio?
such as only a seaport mart can pick
up? The human beings who preside
here are representatives of every na
tion on the globe.
The hotels aro built around a court,
so that every room has direct com*
munication with the open air. A ter
race often encircles the upper story
(the second), and on it are shrubbery
and plants, and mayben few parrots.
There is a most comfortable place to
sit ; indeed,the majority of the citizens
of Havana spend their time on their
housetops. Thoy dry clothes there,
and nse the. space for a back yard.
At the hotels, as at many private
houses, two meals a day are served
breakfast in the late ..norning, and
dinner in the evening. Coffee can be
had shortly after rising. Wine is
freely drank. Candles serve as illumin
ation when yon retire.
Almost everybody in Havana smokes
cigarettes. Cigars are very cheap
ordinarily. Cigars that cost "two for
a quarter" in the United States are
bought in Havana for $5.50 a hundred.
Other tobacco is equally eheap, and eo
men, boys and women smoke.
Even in times of peace civilians are
scarce in Havana. Soldiers stand ct
every corner-they are the police.
The uniform is tho same blue as the
marine's, but the blouse, trousers and
blue oap are trimmed with crimson. A
sword and heavy revolver, and some
times a rifle, constitute the equip
ment. Tho Spanish Government offi
cials around the dooks aro dressed in
cutaway suits of the prevailing blue.
A wide-brimmed straw hat, looped up
st one side with a cockade,is a familiar
.??There are many other uniforms
3INE3S STREET IN HAVANA,
c avalry, artillery, officers'. You can?
not walk five steps without meeting
one. All these distinctive raiments
are neat, but look cheap beside the
dress of a United States soldier ox
marine. The doth resembles cambrio
and isjporous and cool. However, it
Ats the wearer well ; he is always olean,
STREE r TN THE OLD PORT *>F HAVANA
and his shoes are blacked. The men
are not as well set up as the Ameri
cans. In fact, the men are not as
robust as our countrymen. They are
sallow and thin. It may be the climate,
and it may be the excessive smoking.
With all his politeness and kind
ness, the Havana oitizen looks on the
American as legitimate prey. If you
have the misfortune to be of that
nationality your fate is sealed. You
cannot hide your identity. You walk
too fust and you are too straight.
Even the very children on the street
recognize you. The boatman oharges
you 50 cents, when the ordinary price
is only 20. Figures on fruit acd all
merchandise rise alarmingly when the
Spain's Long Linc of Sovereigns.
The present King of Spain is
Alphonso XIII., who succeeded to the
throne in the year of his birth, 1886.
There is perhaps no country on the
globe which can boast o? a longer
line cf sovereigns than Spain. From
719 down to the present time Spain
has been ruled by no less than 180
kings. This extraordinary number of
sovereigns is explained by tho fact
that up to the union of Ferdinand and
Isabella the empire was divided into
several dependent monarchies.
KEW AND IMPORTANT DETAIL
OK FEMININE DRESS.
A Promenade Costume of Green
Broadcloth Which is Fanciful
In Dosi?rn- Evening Wraps
Trimmed Wit n Fur?
?N tho double-column illustration
a promenade costume is shown of
green broadcloth trimmed with
fancy black and gold braid J styl?
ish bolero's opening upon a high cor
sage of blaok satin, above which is a
vest of pretty plaided silk crossing
diagonally over the bust, the right
front overlapping the loft and showing
a tiny V-shade or enpiecement, also of
black satin, corresponding with the
olose-standing band and fashionable
Although fanciful in design says
May Manton, the bodice is simple in
construction. Thc fronts are arranged
over glove-fitting lining fronts, that
close through tho centre. The small
V-shaped piece at the neck closes at
the left side underneath the diagonal
ly crossed vest, which also closes on
the left side invisibly with the high
The back of the waist is also mount
ed upon a fitted lining; smooth under
arm gores separating tho fronts from
the back. Tho bolero, stylishly
pointed at the fronts, is provided with
oblong fanciful revers. The sleeves,
of modified dimensions, are completed
at the wrists by overlapping pointed
The skirt fully emphasizes the latest
innovation representing the new bell
LADIE3' WAI8T WITH ZOUA\
skirt. It is cut with circular fronts
and sides, while the back is gored and
arranged at the top in plaits turning
towards tho oentre-back in fan shape.
The lower edge has three rows of
braid; similar braid being carried
down the seams of the front gore to
form deep pointed tabs. The free odges
of the bolero and cuffs are also outlined
To make this waist for a lady in the
medium size will require two and one
half yards of forty-four-inch wide ma
The general plan of spring gowning
is most attractive, especially in the
realm of costumes designed for g?n
?ral uses. The advance models are
artistic and stylish, with but few ex
aggerations or grotesque effects and
with great scope for selection, both in.
fabrics and styles. Skirts are still in
severe tailor style, or trimmed to 6uit
personal preference, individual forms
and bpecial occasions. They are in
ciroular form or shaped, with few or
many gores, as the case requires, one
of the new models having a single
gored front breadth and two very wide
ones that reach to the back and join
there on a bias seam. Regarding
bodices, a few are simple in outline
and effect, but tho majority are intri
cate in design ard elaborately decora
LADIES' LONG CLOAK.
An opera and concert wrap of am
ethyst satin-faced cloth, lined with
chine silk and trimmed with white
Thibet fur, is shown herewith. The
garment, enveloping the entire figure,
is oircular in shape and has a centre
back seam ; it fits the figure smoothly
at the top by means of the small darts
on each shoulder, expanding below to
fall in soft rippling fi?tes. A notice
able feature is the stylish hood of
unique shaping that falls deeply across
the back and shoulders. It is lined
with chino silk and gathers at the
outer edge to form a pretty frill. Its
advantages are manifold, being useful
as well as ornamental, as it can be
thrown over the head when walking to
or from the carriage, thus insuring
protection from draughts.
About tho neok is a high flaring
collar of the fur, its outer edge form
ing the fashionable flare according to
the present mode. Tho closing may
be effected invisibly through the cen
tre-front with cloak hooks and loops,
or the wrap thrown carelessly across
the shoulders, displaying the hand
some gown beneath. Perforated lines
in our pattern give a choice to the
wearer of either a three-quarter or full
Tho mode is adapted to cloth, velour,
silk, satin, bengalina or brocade in
evening tint?, while ermine, moufflon
or llama will serve as decoration. A
pretty lining ol bright hued silk is al?
mostindispensAble. When a question
of economy arises, howover, the gar?
mesi&asbp lined with merino, cash?
albatross that can be had in
she.des of lilac, cornflower
p?en or pink. Dove-gray cash
lied with ro3e-pink would be
Qgiy effective and inexpensive,
cquieito model seen was of ben
galina in.deep dnll red. The lining
was pl rnah.e brocade, showing a
ground 'ol tho faintest shade* of green
inter voven with flowers in the same
warm tint of red. Tho garment was
cut in tho three-quarter length.
To.make this cloak for a lady in the
TC JACKET AND SWISS BELT.
medium size will require throe and
three-quarter yards of iorty-four-inoh
Sleeves aro one of the most im
portant details of dress at present, the
variation- being more noticable in
them than ia any other part of the
toilette. No. 1 is a popular design
adapted to all manner of weaves and
textures. In the present instance the
material ohoaen was or is purple cloth.
The shaping is effected witt, smooth
under and fall 'ipper portion over
fitted'linings,, so arranged as to flare
stylishly above the elbow, the adjust
ment below being close. Tho wrists,
completed by a oiroular cuff, may be
plainly ii nish ed if preferred.
No. 2, developed in petunia glace
silk, presents a snug fit from above
the elbow to the wrist, which has a
point extending over the hand in
Venetian style. The puff is a contin
nstion of the upper portion of the
sleeve with the fullness of moderate
FOPTJ ti AR DESIGNS IN 8LEEVE3.
dimension arranged on the front seam
in deep plaits and on tho baok seam in
dose gatheni. All seasonable fabrics
will develop by either of these models.
New sleeve? in last year's bodice
means a wonderful transformation.
With the aie. of a well-fitting pattern
old-fashioned sleeves may be readily
modified. To make these sleeves for
a lady in tho medium size it will re?
quire one and three-eighths yards for
?o. 1 design, and one and five-eighths
yai ds for No. 2 design, of iorty-four
Every article of ornament and ap
parel that can OOH jeweled this reason.
Amethysts are the favorites. Belts,
Buckles and girdles arejeweled, or un
fashionable, fl ut pins are also
jeweled; in fact, thia season one
|pay uso as many jeweled ornaments
n ono desires.
THOS. 1 ADAMS. PROPRIETOR.
EDGEE?ELD, S. C., THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 1892.
VOL. LVII. NO. 13.
salt in all dissolved ia the muss of
batter, there is only about a half ounce
of salt to the pound, and if more, it ia
salt elaina undissolved, which in no
case cnn do the butter any good,
?11 this simplifies what we have to
say. There may be better churns than
the revolvers, barrel or box, but if so,
the best experts have failed to find
them. The best churning cream is
that which carries fully thirty-three
per cent, of actual butter fat, and such
cream churns out the "cleanest" at
fifty-two degrees. But these are
figures that properly belong to separa
tor work. Fill the barrel churn a
little less tban half full of well mixed,
slightly acid cream, and if in summer,
it 18 to be presumed at fifty-eight de
Ibo time to commence to salt tho
butter is just before tho cream begins
to distinctly break, at which point a
couple of quarts of fair briue at fifty
eight degrees should bo added to the
cream to break up the casein and help
to liberate tho fats. As soon as the
cream has come into distinct grains of
butter add a gallon of water at fifty
five degrees for each two gallons of
cream and agitate slightly, and within
a few minutes draw out the fluid with
out disturbing the mass of butter on
the surface. Repeat the washing, bat
it is well to dissolve a little sait in this
second wash ; some say it is to prevent
dissolving out the flavor. Lot this,
after mixing, run off as thoroughly as
it can without assistance. "Guess" an
ounce of salt to tho pound of butter
as it lies on the bottom of the churn
and sprinkle on. Stir it up with a
little wooden fork, gently, lifting up
the butter as tho salting prooeeds, the
objects of whiob, lifting up the butter
as flaky as possible, to facilitate the
even distribution of thc salt. Fut on
the cover and churn tho butter into
lumps, and then with the fork break
them up and churn again with a slow
swing as at tho ?tart. Place the butter
on a clean worker,and with a flat roller
pre3s cut any surplus moisture and
pack into some of the fanoy packages
at once. The butter worker is not neces
sary as the churn can do it all.
This butter should be. ealted
as nearly as possible at fifty-five de
grees. If it should not work well it
will be on account of the temperature,
which can be raised a little, or low
ered if too soft. There is much in the
MW ?nW tl?5 -u"? . " .
?gin :i lani mus: bo I* Into iceoont, ?
snit methods raried to satt the !
From tho -rorke;- pjtok directly, cr j
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to your poultry occasionally.
The "best cow" must be one that
will properly assimilate and convert
her food into milk.
Squabs are ready for market as soon
as they are well feathered just b efore
they leave their nest.
Provide your poultry with a warm
coop and a good scratching place if
! you want eggs this winter.
White Wyandottes lay brown shelled
eggs as a mle. They are equal to Ply
mouth Books in this respect.
In order to eeoure satisfaotoiy re
sults it is customary to mate cockerels
with hens, and cocks with pullets.
Never nie kerosene on the body of
a fowl. Lard alone is sufficient. All
greasy substances will soil the feathers.
Tho Plymouth Rock, according to
the Standard, should have five points
on tho comb, but six points are al
A horn colored beak does not dis
qualify a Plymouth Bock pullet. There
aro but few females of that variety
freo from euch beaks.
Many dairymen havo succeeded in
getting their herds up to au average
of 300 pound of butter per cow per
year. All should strive for it.
Careful analysis and digestion tests
made at the Massachusetts State Ex
periment Station have failed to noto
any material difference in tho feeding
value of selected spring and winter
In the oom belt corn is the cheapest
dairy food, but it can't be used exclu
sively. It has too large a proportion
of the starchy elements, and should be
fed with bran, oats, and other fiesh
Brahma Bantams are most de''
birds to keep. They are of a ha^
contented disposition, capital layen
and sitters and most careful and atten
tive mothers. The chicks are robuet
and easy tc rear.
Look out for those commission firms
that solicit consignments of butter,
cheese and other farm products offer
ing a price above the market. They
often prove to be frauds that fail to
make any returns rather than bigger
' Cows must be examined as to their
individual qualifications. It is not
always the heaviest miiker that is the
most valuable. There is a marked
difference in the amount of milk and
bntter different cows will mako from
100 pounds of food.
In the creameries of Australia and
New Zealand it is the general rule to
heao the milk before separating to
from 160 to 180 degrees. This is
practically pasteurizing both the
cream and the skim milk before skim
ming and may be one reason why Aus
tralian butter is eo satisfactory to the
A warm, convenient "barn base
ment" furnished with water, and an
adjoining silo, aud containing one
thousand bushels of beets and man
gold!!, some for every animal on the
farm, except the dog and cat, and not
even excluding the chicken?, "will
make a cow laugh in winter," as my
grandfather used to my in regard to
the wisp of hay his baud rake would
glean while crossing tho hay field. And
if a herd of cattle lavish oitou you may
be 6ure they ffM i,lt
MOTHERS READ THIS.
? For Flatulent Colic, Diarrhoea, Dysen
tery. Nausea, Congas, Cholera In
fantum, Teething Children, Cholera (
Morbus, Unnatural Drains from,
the Bowels, Pains, Griping, LOGS of t
Appetite, Indigestion and ail Dis
eases of tho Stomach and Bowels. !
PITT'S CARMINATIVE e
[ls the standard. It carries children over*
the critical period: of teething, andi
is recommended hy physicians es.
thc iriend of Mothers, Adulta and'
Children. It is pleasant to the taste, (
and never fails to give satlsfaciion.,
A few doses will demonstrate its 6u-'
pcrlative virtues. Price. 25 cts. perl
A bottle. For sale hy druggists.
Mutton most be ohosen by the firm
ness and fineness of the grain, its color,
and the firm white fat. Lamb that
has been killed too long can be dis
covered by examination of the veins
in the neo'?. These are blueish when
the meat hi fresh, ont green when it is
stale. In the hind quarter, the point
to examine is the knuckle, which is
not firm when the meat ia not per
'TEAT COLD DI?TXTIt.
Farmers' children who have to walk
a mile or more to school should be
provided with substantial lunches,
especially in winter time. Buttered
broad, cake and cookies are insuffi
cient nourishment after the long morn
ing walk and three bonrs of study;
the afternoon session and homeward
walk sharpens np their appetites, and
as a rule they go stiaight to the pan
try as soon as they get home, eat an
other cold lunch and consequently
spoil their sapper. It is not strange
that so many country children, who
should be tho most vigorous, have
stomach troubles before they are in
Mothers should make a special study
of cold dinners, having them as varied
and nourishing as possible, and besides
this, have tho children's snpper early.
This will be convenient in winter, for
we all like our evening meal at 5 o'clock,
bnt it summer it necessitates an extra
meal, especially when the supper is to
be hearty-for digestion should be
well begun, before the early bed hoar.
At first, it will neem nnitA.a. task, bnt
ou-<v>: s/va bec-tine n>cd to it, aoitf -v:
il ?.ir?: in the end : in haying aid har
vpating, especially whoa es'.ru nelp ia
i ii ::. ? is much nicer far tho iiother
... ^ > lp hate their roi bcF -
JtM . . ;m . . . '' coi'i
? H imtm ni ni lu ulm ?j nour IBU mg.
We have known of many casca where
children (not of poor parents, either}
have been ashamed to open their lo?oh
basket before the others, its contents
being so meager and uninviting-left
covers, anything that happened to bo
cooked. This is all wrong ; it is buk
a trifle more work to prepare them
nice lunohes, cooking the articles on
tho previous day while getting dinner.
Of bread and butter there should be
plenty, and cold meat as often as pos
sible ; veal or beef loaf are nice lunch
dishes and are very inexpensive;
smoked fish, salmon, halibut or eren
herring is good for an occasional re
lish; hard-boiled eggs are nice once
in a while, also cottage cheese,
moulded in cups. Nice sandwiohes
may be made fiom odd bits of meat or
fish chopped fine and moistened with"
salad-dressing. When chickens come
upon the bill of fare, save some of the
wings and forelegs that are the favor
ite pieces for the majority of children ;
they will enjoy them the next day at
There are many wholesome and ap
petizing dishes that may be taken
from any modern cook book. Health*
fol dainties, such as sponge cake, gra
ham wafers, cream gingerbread, oat
meal 1 cookies and fruits, should be
provided instead of rich pastries.
Baked apples and cup custards are
nice, also small cups of jelly (beef ex
tract cups are about the right size)
will be appreciated; cranberry ami
apple-sago jellies are very appetizing,
and at the same time inexpensive.
Always provide napkins;paper ones
will do, and they are sold as cheap os
12 ? cents per hundred. Paraffine paper
is capital for keeping bread, cake, etc.,
fresh, and it can be used several times.
Small tin boxes are conveniont for
packing meat or fish. If a child's ap
petite fails, as is often the case in the
spring time, have the lunohes pre
pared ont of her sight, and have "sur
prises" as often as possible.-New
Baked Spring Lamb Chops-Season
and cover with egg and bread crumbs.
Bake in the oven until brown, and
serve with green peas or tomato sauce.
If winter lamb chops are used, it is
well to pour melted butter on them
the day before using, aud to scrape it
oil before dipping in the egg.
Potato Salad-lake four or five
good-sized toiled potatoes, mash and
add one-half teaonp of cream or milk
and beat until light. Season with salt,
pepper, celery seed and one small
onion, chopped fine. Pat one-half
teacup of vinegar in a saucepan, aud
when nearly to boiling 'point stir in
two well-beaten eggs. Stir constant
ly until it thickens, then pour over
the potatoes, beating all ?well togeth
er. Put in salad dish and garnish with
celery leaves or parsley.
Grilled Almonds-Blanoh a cupful
of almonds and dry thoroughly. Boil
one cup of granulated sugar with a
quarter of a eup of water until it
"hairs ;" then throw in the blanched
almonds. Let them cook in this sirup,
stirring thom occasionally, until they
become a delicate golden brown be
fore the eugar ohanges. As soon as
the sugar commences to take on a
oolor, quickly tako the pau from tho
fire and stir the almonds rapidly until
the sirup has turned back to augur and m
clings irregularly to tho nut?.