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THE NATIONAL BANK OF AUGUSTA
L. C. HATNB, Proa't. F. G.FORD, Cashier.
I Capital, ?250,000.
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[containing 410 ?;afoty.Loek bo:os. DUer
eat Sizes art* offered to our patrona and
the public at $2.00 to 410.00 per annum.
EDGEFIELD. S. C.. WEDNESDAY. APRIL 29. 1903
L. C. Hayne,
Chas, C. Ho war d,
I THE HEROISM OF ll
By Ed. ~\
Michael McMillan'? heart was heavy
and it was all on acount of Rhoda.
Rhoda was a pretty, brown-eyed, light
haired girl, whose mission it was to
iron shirts in a downtown laundry,
and Michael was her ardent suitor.
Ardent, but not successful. In fact,
on this very day in which our story
opens he had presumed to tell her of
his love, after many attempts, in all
of which his heart had failed him at
the critical moment. The secret out
at last he stood before her blushing
and shifting from one foct to the other
like an awkward schoolboy. Rhoda
looked at him kindly from under her
long lashes-there were no such eyes
as hers-and replied:
"Michael, you know I like you well.
I do not know of any young man I like
better; but I cannot say that I love
you. You're a very gocd fellow Mike,
but the man whose wife I . become
must be more than that. I want him to
be brave and able to shew by some
great sacrifice or the perfomrance of
a deed of merit that his love does not
lie in words alone. Don't think me
selfish or that I don't believe you. I
do, but if I said 'yes' to you I should
not only bo acting a falsehood but
untrue to my ideals as well."
Poor Mike! Ho was speedily made
to see that Rhoda's determination was
adamant and he left her with mourn
ful steps. As he went he wondered
what had made her so romantic of late
-so set on what Michael termed
strange ideas. Most young girls were
romantic, he knew, at a certain ago,
but Rhoda should have paised that
period in the natural order of things.
She should have been more practical
satisfied, according to Michael's view,
with a good husband, who would pro
vide her a comfortable home, and not
gone gallivanting around after heroes.
This was no longer an age of knight
hood-the days when a lover rode
out with his lady's favor on his sleeve
to fight for her in valiant combat. Mi
chael laid it all to the books she had
read-the ones ho had seen her pour
ing over of late at thc laundry. No
doubt the germ of her fancy originat
ed in them.
Now, if Michael had been like cer
tain other young mon thc prospect
would have discouraged him. But his
love for Rhoda was founded strongly.
After the first bitterness of his dis
appointment he took his rebuff philo
sophically and made up his mind that
he would win Rhoda in spite of her
whims. His chance was not long in
" -... I1
Michael had always' wishecHo be a
f'eman and had accepted a more pro
saic occupation only until he saw his
way clear to take tho civil service i
examination for a fireman's place.
Now that Rhoda had refused him the
uneventful routine of a letter-carrier's
life was moro than ever distasteful to
him. He wanted some excitement to
take his mind off his trouble, so he
buckled down to the preliminary prep
eration for the examination
with vigor. He came through
the test with flying colors and
the day when he donned the blue uni
iorm of an engine driver wa.s one of the
proudest moments of his life. Rhoda
learned of his nev: employment with
out any comment. Often after that,
when tho gong rang in engine 24's
quarters, striking cut thc signal which
meant a fire in the home district, she
looked up from her ironing in time to
see Michael guide the three splendid
bays around the corner. As the heavy
engine rumbled past, Michael shot a
quick glance in her direction and nod
ded, then gathered up the reins, while
ho devoted his entire attention to mak
ing the turn without accident. He
soon became ene of the most skillful
drivers in the department.
The city long remembered that fate
ful Saturday afternoon when the peace
of an unusually dull day was broken
by an alarm calling the firemen to a
fierce blaze in a downtown office build
ing. The newspaper reporters in the
busy hives on Mulberry street counted
the strokes, and when thc first alarm
was followed in quick succession by
a second, third and fourth, seized their
coats to rush to the fray. They knew
the seriousness of it all. So did the
watchful operators in police head
quarters over the way. Soon they
were busy sending in telephone mes
sages to half a dozen precincts to or
der out the reserves that the scene of
the fire might be properly policed.
Engine 24 went out on the first alarm
The last stroke of the gong was still
echoing behind him as Michael se
curely strapped in his scat, bent low
over the horses, urging them to their
best speed. How they did fly through
the crowded streets! Through all the
bustle and turmoil, the tangle of carts
and cars, Michael steered them safely,
cool and vigilant. Turning out of a
narrow side street into Broadway the
extent of the fire burst full on him.
Twenty-four engine was the first on
tho spot, but already clouds of smoke
'rere billowing from the upper floors.
\ either sid j, the building was flank
by lean sky-scrapers, which were
inV'Timinent danger. As Michael
sprang from his seat he saw this and
then, in one of the upper windows,
something els?, which made his heart
leap into his throat. Nov/ hidden by
the swirling and ever thickening
smoke, now revealed as the wind car
ried the cloud away. Michael made out
the agonized features of a man plain
ly bewildered by his peril. The flames
licked the lintels of the floor below
and stretched out hungrily toward
him. The danger grew momentarily
more grave. If he was to be saved it
must be at once. Michael took in the
situation at a glance. Then he ran
Into tho building. He took thc stair
ways to the third floor three steps at
a time, but there his further progress
was barred. The air was suffocating.
Ho groped blindly through it for the
stairway to the fourth floor. It was
like twilight in the hall, although it
lacked still someiime of sunset. Over
head he heard faintly the crackle of
burning wood and th? far-off roar of
the flames. To advance was impossl
ble. He began to retreat, his rubber
coat wrapped tightly1 about his head
and his arms ever extended in front
of him, feeling the way. At last he
found the stairway and rushed down
Once in the street Michael took a
deep breath of fresh air. noticed tho
location of the white face in the win
dow, and tried again. Entering the
adjoining building he found the elevat
or boy, shook him roughly by the arm
and bade him take his car to the sixth
floor at top speed. The frightened
boy obeyed readily. There, michael
made his way to the front window and
looked out. Far below him No. 24
throbbed and panted with its efforts
to pump a sufficient sti 'MOI through
the hose already leveled at the build
ing. Other engines were just arriving
and preparing .to take up positions at
neighboring hydrants. A pygmy crowd
watched him intently, their anxious
faces upturned to the spot where he
stood. By leaning far out Michael
could see the man in the adjoining
window. Cautioning him to keep still
he mentally figur?e1 the distance be
tween them. Tnen he crawled out on
Between Michael and the window
of the burning house was a space of
some six feet. It was too far to jump
but midway a narrow ledge jutted out
from the building. So narrow was it
that Michael would not have been ablo
to stand cn it without some assistance.
Ho looked around for something to
hold on to and found it in a tangle of
electric light wires stretching along
the wall at his hand. Seizing these he
swung one foot over on the ledge and
held out his right hand to the man in
the window leaning over as fnr as ho
could without letting go cf the wires.
Cl zing directions, the man stepped
timidly out, clutching Michael's hand,
which held him to thc side of thc
building like a vise. Then, as the driv
er commanded, he inched along the
ledge till ho reached thc end. The bot
breath of the flames fanned his face
and the smoke nearly shiit off his
breathing. To thc man, facing thc is
sue of life and death, on that slim
stone support 100 feet above the
street, the time during which he
inched along the lcdg.j seemed inter
minable. It seemed ages longer be
fore the fireman had slipped back his
fcot to the other sill. Standing there
by almost snuperhuman strength, he
half swung half lifted the man to a
place beside him and then in through
the window. It was done at last and
men mounting on scaling ladders ar
rived just in time to pull'the exhaust
ed Michael and his trembling burden
out and take them down. Tho man had '
swooned, but he soon recovered in the
fresh air. As for Michael, he was a
Of thc great destruction'wrought by
thc fire, and thc space in the newspa
pers devoted to the "Rescue by Fire
man McMillan," it is not necessary
to tell. The town raving with the
news. Michael took it all calmly and
modestly, as brave firemen should do.
In quarters that evening he was con
gratulated by his comrades and patted
on the back by his captain.
That evening a woman, closely muf
fled up, came to thc firehouse inquir
ing fer Mr. McMillan. Under ordinary
circumstances visitors are not allowed
to disturb the firemen, but thc captain,
who knew the woman .winked at a
breach of discipline for once. Micha
el rung back at first, rehiring to see
her, but big Jack Raincy pushed him
forward with a laugh at his fear of
"the women folks."
Thus adjured, Michael faced the
caller. For the moment there was si
lence, then she spoke. The first words
sent a thrill through Michael for it
was a voice he well knew and loved.
"I saw the fire this afternoon,
Mike," she began.
"Did you Rhoda?" was thc response
in an almost inaudible voice.
"Yes, and I want to tell you, Mike
McMillan, that I am proud of you!"
she went on quickly. "It was grand!"
"Aw," replied Mike, shifting awk
wardly from one foot to the other and
blushing like a schoolboy again. "I
didn't do nothin'." Mike's grammar
was not faultless, but Rhoda didn't
seem to mind. She lowered her head
and picked for a moment at her shawl.
Then she lifted it again and looked
straight into his eyes with a laugh.
"Say, Mike," she said, and for some
reason the-poor boy turned red as a
peony, "I guess I didn't mean what
I said the other afternoon." Then she
dropped her eyfrs to the shawl again.
It took Mike sometime to grasp the
siutation, but he met it at last like
a man. What then? There were none
of his comrades there to seo, but he
would not have cared had the whole
world looked on. He was Rhoda's
Sydney Smith and His Servants.
Have you ever observed, writes Syd
ney Smith, what a dislike servants
have to anything cheap? They bato
saving the master's money. I tried "ne
experiment with great success thc
other day. Finding wc consumed a
great deal of soap, I sat down in my
thinking chair and took the soap
qucslicn into consideration, and I
found reason to suspect that we were
using a very expensive article, when
a much cheaper one would servo the
purpose better. I ordered half a doz
en pounds of both sorts, but with thc
precaution of changing the papers on
which thc prices were marked before
giving them in'o the hands of Betty.
"Well. Betty, which soap do you find
washes best?" "Oh, ploase, sir, the
dearest in tho blue paper; it makes a
lather as well again as thc. other."
"Well, Hetty, you shall always have it
then." And thus the unsuspecting Pet
ty saved mo some pounds a year, and
washed the clothes better.
Source of Dialect Stories.
Lots of follows with literary aspira- |
tions go to college, learn Latin and j
Greek, and then write dialect stories, j
Testing Many Varieties to Sc=
Iect the Most Profitable??
Experiments in Cross
By t>. Ii. ISumT.lll.
TUE improvement of wheat is
a very important matter, and
it is only natural that Ibo
?work should lie undertaken
hy the experiment station of the lead
ing wheat State of the Union, Minno
PLANTING TEST PLOTS WITH
6ota. Tho station is located nt St. An
thony Park, which is between Mic
cities cf St. Tani uni Minneapolis. The
proximity of thc great (louring nulls
of the latter city gave excellent facil
ities for testing the nulling qualities of
the various wheats with which experi
ments were made. All the variety
tests were not made at St. Anthony
Park, however. A large number of
experiments were made .. the March
& Spalding farm, in tho nor) h western
part of Hie Slate, near Warren. In the
famous Ped River Valley; at (Jlyndon.
in tlie southeastern part of the Ked
River Valley; at the Northwest Experi
ment Farm, near Crookston, Minn., and
at the Northeast Experiment Farm,
near Grand Rapids. Minn. Extensive
tests made at the North Dakota Sta
tion were also taken into consideration
SELECTED THEES TIE.> VP TO l'KOTiiCT
In drawing coucr.isious. The average
results ol tests made at all these wide
ly separately points cannot help but lie
comprehensive and conclusive.
The variety tests were begun in lSSS,
and have boen patiently continued un
til the present time, Nearly 200 varie
ties or samples were secured in the be
ginning from Minnesota and various
other States, as well as from Russia,
Hungary and other European countries
and from Canada.
Thc method of making the hold tests
is interesting. The land at thu univer
sity farm is divided into plots eight
rods long and one rod wide. A shoo
drill a half rod wide is used, so that
one round will plant a plot. After one
variety is planted the seeder is cleaned
by hand, and then every remaining
seed blow:, out with a bellows and
rubber tube. An alloy two feet wide is
left between the plots ol' grain. As
wheat is nearly always self, fertilized,
there is little cross breeding of* varie
ties. After ibo grain bends out, the
plots of newly secured varieties are
gone over, and .nil plants ii?t of that
varlets* are removed.
Tho different varieties are planted
In the order of their ripening season,
beginning nt one side of the iield. The
earliest variety can thus be cut first,
and oar-li succeeding plot as lt ripens.
The binder ls carefully cleaned after
encl] plot, and the varieties are ninrked
by placing a stake beside each shock.
The Bepiirntot" used in thrashing is con
structed so tJiat it will clean Itself
thoroughly when rim d few minutes
after tho feed is stopped.
To further guard against tho admix
ture of varieties, the first half bushel of
a variety is placed in a large sack, and
A PLANTING MACHINE.
then n hnlf bushel ls caught and placed
iii a small sack and saved for seed.
The remainder ls placed In n large
sack. Thc vitality of thc seed ls tested
in a germ ina ling cha ni ber, in which
tho temperature ls as low as that of
thc soil at sowing time. Where neces
sary the seed ?s treated for smut.
.Many of tho Russian wheats were
found to he badly mixed, although
they wore samples of the best varieties
grown in that great wheat country.
Some contain from two to four distinct
In 1S07 tho 200 original varieties had
boon so closely culled out that only
eight of the best were still retained
for further testing. In order to still
further decide among these, small
amounts of each kind were innde-iuto
flour and were subjected to careful
rests, known among milling'experts ns i
the "color test." "gluten test" and the
'baker's sponge test."
The gluten tesl ls made by muting
(vatcr within one ounce of Hour and
Iben kneading it into dough, which
is held under a stream of water and
pulled and worked until the starch lins
ill been washed ont. The wet gluten
s weighed and then dried and weighed
?gain, in order to ascertain its moisture
lidding power. It is stretched into
long threi.tls and thc ductility is noted.
Lastly it is moulded into a round ball
ind laid upon a card. The hotter tho
Hour the better the gluten ball will
retain its shape. Tho poorer the gluten
the more it will Halton out and spread
(iver the card.
In (he baker's sponge test the volume
and time of rising of Ibo dough are
nilled. (Muten from liol ten's Blue
Si fin produced sixty times its volume
of loaf, while Rio Grande only pro
duced fifty times Us bulk of bread,
I hough lt contains ono per cent, more,
gluten than tho Rino Stem.
In 1800 thc work of improving wheat
by selecting the best individual plants
was begun. In 1892 400 kernels of
each of -ight varieties were planted
singly in hills twelve by eighteen
inches, and thc best plants were se
lected from each va Hely. In 1S0S
12i!?) of the largest' hard kernels of
Bolton's Rim? Stem were selected and
planted hy hand, four inches apart
each way. As the grain approached
maturity thc poorest stalks were re
moved. Successive cullings reduced
the number of stalks to seventy-five.
These were carefully saved and used
for succeeding trials. Other varieties
were tested in a similar manner.
Another method of improving is that
of hybridizing or cross pollenating.
The grain is planted with a machine
which places each two kernels four
inches apart. One hundred seeds are
ida nt ed in a plot, which is called a
Cross f?rtil teing, or pollenating by
hand, :s an interesting and delicate
opera tit. .. The best stalks are selected,
and when the dowering period ap
ZIXG RY HAND.
proaches tho upper and lower spikelot?
are removed, leaving six or eight on
each head. The anthers are withdrawn
with sharp-pointed tweezers to prevent
self-ferlili/.alion. rollen grains froiu
bother plant are placed upon the stig
ma and the head wrapped lu tissue
I pap?v to'-.; exclude pollen from other
Tl2e hybrids produced In this way
generally show fl great variation lu
type? T?( cross between Blue Stem and
Fife produced over a dozen different
varieties. In this way many new vari
eties-have been origin.'.?ed, though few
are equal in value'to the parent plants.
Comparatively few true crosses are ob
tained, and only four to twcnty-ilve
per cetlt. of the experiments lu artl
ficialv-fet'tilization are successful.-New
Bird' Krotectlon Need ? in E?yyr.
Drf'W.-.t-.i:;:'". lu the Journal of the
Khedivlal Agricultural Society calli
attention to the marked diminution
which has taken place in the numbers
of tho more- common species of birds
met with in the neighborhood of Cairo.
The'roc?dove, it ls admitted, docs nu
appreciable amount of damage to agri
cultural products, but tlie majority of
birds, and especially the birds of prey,
are beneficial. In the last-named
group the diminution in numbers is
very 'noticeable. Quite as serious Is
the dlinost total extermination of the
cattlg-egret. which a few years ago
was common on wet lands or might
be Seen following the plow in search
of ?i?le-crlckets and larvae. "This
bird was so common In the past and
did so much good that many travelers
confounded lt with the sacred ibis of
ancient times. Although its flesh; is
poor, this bird hits not escaped so
called sportsmen, who kill it simply
for the sake of killing."
If the birds are not speedily rehabil
itated resort to other and expensive
means of destroying deleterious in
sects will be necessary. The writer
urges the authorities to take such
steps for bird protection as may seem
most suitable without loss of time.
For Shooting Poisoned Arrow*.
Indians who use poisoned arrows do
not trust alone to the venom with
which they anoint their darts. In ad
dition, they often apply poison to the
bow Itself and utter certain spells over
It, with the idea that it would launch
death with the arrows it shot. The
head of one ol' these indian hows fori
shooting poisoned arrows ls shown
above. It will be observed that rattle
snake rattles form an Important part
of its decorations.
The latest invention in thc domain
of ceramics is the manufacture of vio
lins nnd mandolins from porcelain. A
well-known manufacturer of the Meis
sen ocarinas and porcelain organs has
Invented a process for thc manufacture
of violins and mandolins from cluj'.
Some violins have already been com
pleted, and the Inventor has applied
for letters patent for the same In dif
Under this process tho violins are
cast, and every violin ls ?na ran toed
a success and to be unexcelled for pro
ducing music. The latter quality con
stitutes precisely the chief value of this
invention. The porcelain body, it is
claimed, ls better able to produce sound
than a wooden one. since It co-operates
In tliie production of sound, making the
notes soft and full.
ArreHtcd For Not GOIII?; to Church,
Td such an extent dees religion pre
vail) at Gonontoa, in the South Seas,
that' every man. woman and child on
that) island who does not go to church
at least three times a week is liable to
be Jbrrested and lined, thc fine going to
Tine mortgage ls always looking for
somebody to give lt a lift
? AN ODD OLD CH UR J
Used by the Presidents of Harvard ?
For Many Generations. f
ONE of the most interesting
pieces of ancient Colonial
furniture in till? country,
says the Boston Herald, is the
chair used by the President of Harvard
University during the annual com
mencement exercises In June. Aside
from the fact that it is very oid, Hit?
jhalr has the distinction of being al
most the only oue of Its kind In Amer
ica, so far as collectors have been aide
The President's chair, ns lt ls always
called, has been used by thirteen Presi
dents of the college and university.
It ls stoutly constructed of oak, lu thc
stylo known as "thrown," or turned,
and dates back to the sixteenth cen
tury, so that U was already something
of r.n "antique" when lt was brought
over to this country by some early
Puritan or Pilgrim. Oliver Wendell
Holmes has described lt thus:
"Funny old choir with a seat like a
Sharp behind and broad frout edge
One of thc oldest of human things
HAI It, II A It YARD.
'."urned all over with knobs and rings
But heavy and wide, and deep ant/
Kit fur Hie worthies of thc land."
CARRYING THE BABY.
Head and Spine Troubles Caused Where
Incorrect Ways Are Used.
The accompanying suggestions and
Illustrations, for which wi; are Indebt
ed to Leonard's Illustrated Medical
Journal, are worthy of attention:
HOW TO CAIIIU' BABY.
"Thc child should alway/ bo lifted
with both hands, held lightly, but
firmly, the entire length of tho back
and tho hoad being carefully support
ed. Olio of the most common and
dangerous errors ls leaving the back of
t?ie head unsupported. When this is
nOW NOT TO CAHRV BAU**.
done, the movements of tho body of
the mother or nurse in walking, or.
indeed, the sudden lurching o? the
bilby Itself, may seriously affect the
hoad and spine."
While CVOHH on Liigjrrtjre.
London Truth returns to Its charge
that on the Continent there exists a
system of marking luggage at hotels ki
order to Indicate the owner's value
from the point of view of tips to ser
vants, and (pioles its correspondent on
the Riviera lu explanation of the meth
ods used: "A small white cross is
placed on tho luggage close to the lietel
label If tlie tips to servants are unsatis
factory." Truth's informant tested Hs
effect when moving about by com "wr
ing tlie behavior of hotel servants when
ho arrived with his luggage mark eil
this way and when he had wiped off
Largo Shipments of tho best makes of wagons and buggies just
received. Our stock of furniture, housefurnlshings is com
plete. Large stock
COFFINS and CASKETS
always on hand. All calls for our Hearse promptly responded
to. AH goods sold on a small margin of profit. Call to see me,
I will save you money.
, S. C.
The Artist's Favorite
Unsurpassed in touch, tone, workmanship and dura
bility. Sold on
Terms of Easy Payment.
Factory and Warcro oms,
J. A. HOLLAND,
Traveling Agent for South Carolina,
Cement, Piaster, Hair,
Fire Brick, Fire Clay,
Ready Roofing and Other Material.
Write Us For Prices.
Corner Reynolds and Washington Streets,
AUGUSTA, = = GEORGIA.
AND [1ER PET.
cat. lived in thc brm
with her family of kitten?. She made
ber home in thc stall ol' dandy, ene of
the farm horses, sud tho. kittens were
always under his foot. But Dandy
was fond of cats, and in some miracu
lous way avoided harming his guests.
One day I no: iced o young rat, about
the slzs of a full grown mouse, run
ning about the stall with thc kittens.
Surprised that Tabby did not notice it,
I caught her and held her nose down
to it. She licked its fare and then
walked away. One morning, perhaps
a week later, I found Tabby and her
family established on a flower-bed near
the kitchen door. I gathered the kit
tons into my apron, and as 1 lifted the
last one I uncovered thc rat. lt was
taking its breakfast just as naturally
and contentedly as the kittens, but
when Tabby got up the little thing
scurried away into the sweet peas.
I carried the kittens to the granary
and put them in a corner on a pile of
empty sacks. "When I turned round
Tabby was just coming in the door
with her foster baby in her mouth.
She put it down in thc corner with
? tho kittens, but it immediately hid
under the sacks. I place! a sauccrful
of milk on thc floor, an:l stood? back
out of sight to watch developments.
Tabby, after lapping it for a mo
ment, called her family. The kittens
responded slowly, and thou the tiny
rat darted from its hiding piace under
the sacks and scrambled ovev the edge
' of the saucer, head foremost into the
milk. When It climbed out Tabby at
tended to its toilet, licking thc milk
\11 off. After she had finished the
rat didn't look much larger than the
first joint of a man's thumb, but lt sat
I up on its haunches and washed its
I face, head and oars in the most, comi
We were all interested in this most
unnatural adoption, but one morning
the queer foster minding was missing,
and we never knew what became of it
One of the most' beneficent pbllan
Irophirs in New York City is the Prov
ident Loan Society, a bumana pawn
broking establishment controlled by
mon prominent in religious and busi
ness affair::. Hr. A. S. Hewitt was
one of the trustees. Mr. James W. De
Forest is president and Mr. Otto T.
Barnard is secretary. Mr. James
Speyer, treasurer, reports that last
year $3,8Gfi."25 was loaned on 130,158
pledges. Since its organization in
1894 the society has loaned $12,489,210,
p.nd bas received in redemptions $10,
'??RS.025. The average individual loan
last year was $29.70, and the average
amount loaned per day waa $12,942.
Over ninety-nine par cent, of the loans
last year wore redeemed when due.
Apple Porcupine.-Peel and core ap
ples; put them in a baking dish or
pan; put in each cavity half a tea
spoon of sugar; place in the oven ard
bake until tender; lift them to a plat
ter; beat the whites of four eggs very
stiff; add to them four tablespoonfuls
of powdered sugar; mix lightly and
spread over i\c apples; stick blanched
almonds an inch apart over the ton
and sides; put in the oven and cover
Dressing for Cabbage.-Heat half a
cup of cream, beat yolk of two eggs,
moisten one tablespoon of cornstarch
with a little water, add it to the hot
cream; when thickened add the eggs,
remove and add two tablespoonfuls of
Vinegar and a few drops of onion jule?
Fowl Pilou.-Warm ene cupful oi
cold cooked fowl to one cupful of wa
ler; add one cupful of strained toma-,
to, ono small onion minced, season
with salt, pepper and one teaspoon of
curry powder; when ihis is boiling
add one-half cupful of well-washed
rice and cook until the rice is tender;
then add the fowl and three table
spoonfuls of butter; when bot turn out
on a platter.
Lamb Kidneys with Fine Herbs.
Split six o reight kidneys; cut out the
whiie centre; cut thc kidneys into
E.ices; sei m with salt and pepper;
melt two tablespoonfuls of butter; add
one finely chopped onion, one table
spoonful of finely hopped mushrooms;
cook these together slowly for five
minutes; then add the sliced kidneys
and cook two minutes; add three table
spoonfuls of sherry wine and one ta
blespoonful of lemon julee; beat the
yolks of two eggs; add half a cup of
cream to them; add this to the kid
ney and stir one minute; serve In
bread cases; this mu;it not boil aft?
Hie eggs are added.
The Philadelphia Press says that
the Bureau of Standards, established
by the Government something over a
year ago, is already full of business
and is proving of great advantage to
manufacturers, engineers and others.
Instead of each manufacturer select
lng his own standard they are now
resorting to the government bureau
and adopting the government stand
ard. Engineers are doing the same
thing. Instruments are sent to be
tested and in various ways great good
has already resulted. Tn time there
will probably be a universal agree
ment to abide by the government
standard. This ought to be mads to
control in weights and measures, so as
to avoid the different kinds of bushels,
tons and so on now used, which often
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