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AMERICAN TOWN AS A STUDY
?Subject Well Worth the Little Time
and Consideration That it
A young writer in the Atlantic
[Monthly, Randolph S. Bourne, starts
>a line of inquiry that ought to be fol
lowed up. He chooses a suburban
.town, striving to retain its "soul"
against the adjacent city's onslaughts,
.end in that, we think, he follows op
tportunity rather than judgment. Su
burbs are not very representative. He
?Iso, we think, neglects some of th9
iiuost vital features of the life of Amer
ican towns. He has probably worked
lin some seminary subject to German
?influence. But his idea ls a good one.
!Millions of Americans live in "towns"
of one sort or another, and a compe
'tent account of the life of the various
.sorts of American towns, done with
sympathy and imagination, would
?show us a lot about ourselves. It
would have economic values. It would
.make many of us understand better j
.what we care about, and how we are
?daily occupied, and how much better
we and our neighbors might be doing,
lit would give definiteness to latent
public spirit It would help quite ap
preciably in the present vigorous but
unguided endeavor of Americans to
Tnake their own lives interesting oth
erwise than by the mere mimetic study
of the lives of other peoples.-Har
HIGH IDEALS NOT REACHED
Municipal Reforms Have Yet Much to
Do Before They Can Demon
strate Real Value.
For the past few years municipal
government has seemed to undergo a
general and thorough improvement,
but in reality creating a spirit of un
rest and a feeling of uncertainty quite
destructive of the high ideals ostensi
bly striven for. Never in the history
of this country have we had so many
so-called municipal reforms in vogue
all over the country as at the present
time. In many instances ' the effect
has been beneficial and doubtless will
eventually prove valuable to all cities,
for such campaigns have been educa
tional and have awakened great inter
est in civic affairs on the part of even
the humblest citizen. In the end when
all ls simmered down, the people will
insist on keeping their affairs where
they may be quickly and easily
reached when changes are found desir
able. While consolidation of city and
county governments will doubtless
prove economical by ret\on of reduc
ing the number of officials necessary
to do the work as now performed, mu
nicipal governments must give the
people more and closer representation
before the so-called reform wave will
jsettle down to an enjoyable calm.
?Los Angeles Times.
Devitalizing Air in Cities.
City air has amazing properties. The
smoke and soot that are always in the
Btttosphere (there are 6,000 tons of
Boot hanging over London every day)
contain lots of sulphur, and this sul
phur when it meets certain substances
.forms sulphuric acid, or vitrol.
It was the vitrol In the atmosphere
that brought the great roof of Charing
Cross station down with a crash a few
years ago. The engine smoke had
eaten away the iron, which was Insuf
ficiently painted. And some years ago,
'before the London underground was
.electrified, it was a great joke at one
. of the stations for passengers to go
and poke umbrellas into a certain Iron
?girder, which at qne point was nearly
ias soft as putty.
Paint is in such cases the engineer's
igreat standby. In some ways paint ls
more powerful than iron.
Many city buildings might be said to
lae practically held together by paint,
particularly railway stations.-Pear
. "We still have too many people who
?eem to love bare ground or, slightly
better, rows of corn or cabbages, rath
er than stretches of grasB or flowering
border plants. "Order? ls heaven's
first law" and th? first attempt at Im
provement should consist of making
the yard orderly. Then plant In an
orderly, dignified yet simple manner,
and on a similar plan and you will
not go far astray. No objection should
be urged 3,alnst fruit trees in the
iront yard, nord especially if they be
citrus or other evergreens. Loquats
and avocados both are handsome trees
and shrubs of guava, carissa and
leljoa are as ornate as any non-fruit
?bearing plants. Any or all of them
will make a decided and welcome
change in any yard now a stretch of
Four Vital City Problems.
1. How to interest children in the
cult of the beautiful.
2. How to^a-dwellers may make
their homes, small garden plots and
3. What local authorities and other
public bodies may do to apply the gar
den city ideal to industrial centers.
4. How our towns may be made
brighter and cleaner by the abatem' it
of smoke, dust, etc.
THE LUCKY OLD RING
By JOSEPH E. SMITH.
Ithaca, N. Y.. Jan. 27, 190-.
Dear Old Dad: We have always
been such awfully good friends about
everything that I thought I would tell
yod how it happened.
Of course it's Jim's sister. You re
member Jim. He was one of the
boys in the old frat back at Yale.
You know we were both on the elev
en for old Eli, and it made it no end
jolly that when I got it for coach
here he should get it for trainer, toe.
At first I liked Edith because she
was-Jim's sister. I took her to things
; and tried to give her a good time.
Pretty soon, I got to like her for her
own sake, and then finally it hap
pened-only after I had made a thou
sand fools of myself.
You see, since Jim and I were such
chums, I got to know Edith pretty
well, and we became great friends.
If it hadn't been for the ring, lt
might never have happened. It was
a heavy Egyptian scarab, with an en
graved setting. It was a particular
thing in the frat, and you know you
couldn't let a girl wear it unless you
were engaged. A scarab ls supposed
to bring luck, and mine certainly did.
One night I had come back home
from taking Edith to a reception. I
glanced down at my hand and saw
that my ring was gone from my lit
tle finger. It upset me considerably.
Not that the ring was valuable, only a
fellow hates to lose anything like
that. I could not see any way that I
could possibly have lost it. After I
had hunted everywhere I gave it up.
I was out of town for a week or so,
but the next time I saw Edith, you
can imagine what I felt when I saw
my ring on her finger. It knocked me
flat with surprise. At first I couldn't
think of any way that she could have
gotten lt, until at last it came to me,
that the night of the reception she
had asked me to hold her muff for. a
moment My ring must have slipped
off in it then, and the next day she
probably found lt.
It was the fact that she wore it
that gave me courage to speak at
last. As long as she was Jim's sister,
I knew that she must know what lt
meant for a girl to wear that ring,
and so I was in a fool's heaven of
It was- good weather for sleighing
and so I took Edith out the first
chance I got. Nothing seemed to
come right to bring up the subject
until she took her glove off. for some
reason or other. It happened to be
on the hand that had the ring on. I
looked at it and said:
"You know what that ring means,
don't you, Edith V
She looked rather surprised.
We were way out in the country j
and I guess my happiness went to my
head and made me all kinds of a
presumptuous fool. She pulled her
hand away with a jerk. The air had
brought the color to her face, but it
was not the air which made lt deepen.
She did not say a word, 'but just
looked at me.
"But the ring-N I stammered.
"What has the ring got to Jo
"Why, you know what lt means,
and I thought you understood."
She stared at me Incredulously.
"Jack, what do you mean? I don't
understand at all."
It was my turn to stare at her.
"Why, didn't you find my ring In
your muff?" !
"Your ring in my muff! How
should it come there?"
"I lost my ring the night of the re
ception, and when I saw you with
that on, I thought you had found lt.
Your wearing it gave me hope for
something I had never dared dream
of. You must know that I-"
Edith looked at me a moment and
then she jaughed.
"ThiB ring? It has allays had a
fascination for me. I have tried to
persuade Jim to let me wear it and
he never would. So when I found It
on his dresser last night I appropriat
Then all of a sudden lt came over
me what a fool I'd been. I might
have known it was Jim's, but I was
so ready in my conceit to think it
was mine that I never stopped to con
sider anything else.
"I don't suppose there's anything I
can say. I am sorry to have made a
fool of myself and have spoiled every
There was a long silence after I
had headed the horBe around. I
thought of all the things I might say,
It must have been the courage of
despair that made me ask:
"Can't we keep on being friends,
only in another way?"
And then it happened. I couU hard
ly believe that Edith could care for a
fellow like me.
But, Dad, here's where I come to
the?joke of the thing. The next time
I had on my evening coat, lt was cold
and I dug my hands deep Into my
pockets to keep them warm. Down
in a corner I felt something cold and
hard. I fished it out, and what do
you think? That lucky old scarab
ring! It had slipped off In my pocket
and been there all the time.
But I'll choke off thia yarn. Send
me your congratulations, Dad.
Yours as ever,
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FRENCH PASTRIES IN DEMAND
First Served by Fashionable Hotels,
They Have Been Taken Up by
Hostesses Who Are Up to Date.
The increase in the number of good
patisserie shops where really delicious
French pastries can be purchased
probably accounts for the serving of
French pastries for dessert at the
home table just as they have been
served for years in the big hotels and
restaurants. There a special boy goes
about with a huge silver platter filled
with concoctions that make the mouth
water and the purse strings open.
When the diner or luncher chooses the
sort he desires the boy deftly removes
it with a wide bladed silver knife.
Nowadays the home hostess has the
maid pass French pastries at luncheon
and dinner. They are passed on a big
platter and naturally each guest
chooses the particular sort which ap
peals to him.
Many of them are simply boat
shaped shells of puff paste filled with
fruit of some sort. Grapes, covered
with rich syrup, are sometimes used
for filling; and strawberries, luscious
and ripe, combined with a syrup, can
also be used. Some of the pastries are
made in layers of puff paste with an
appetizing and delicate cream or al
mond paste or fruit filling between.
These interesting pastries really
help to solve one of the housewife's
many worries, for they constitute a
dessert which is easily procured and
which is a welcome relief from ices
and creams and the more usual sweets
served.-New York Times.
GET BUSY WITH CHAFING DISH
Many Delicious Concoction? May Be
Prepared for the Late or Sun
day Night Supper.
A light, but fairly substantial edible,
served piping hot, directly from a chaf
ing dish, adds immensely to the In
formal Sunday night supper. Creamed
salmon is delicious and is easy to pre
pare in a chafing dish. Use the hot
water pan first, brown a little butter
and sprinkle crumbed bread into lt,
crisped crumbs aside and proceed,
with the blazer pan, to make a sim
ple bechamel or cream sauce, first
melting a tablespoon of butter, stir
ring in a tablespoon of Sour and add
ing a ecant cup of milk. Season this
fairly-thick white sauce with salt, pep
per and a few drops of lemon juice.
Stir in a can cf salmon and when
steaming hot and ready to serve, shake
over the top the browned crumbs. The
creamed Balmon may be served with
out the bread crumbs, but they add an
appetizing Savor, suggestive of the
browned crust over a hot dish pre
pared in the oven.
From the Caterer we take tho fol
lowing recipe, and for family use each
can reduce the quantities to suit
Even In using the leaves and poorer
parts of one head only the recipes of
the best chefs will be a good founda
tion for experiment and adaptation.
Remove the outside stalks from 12
heads of celery, keeping the hearts to
be eaten raw. Cut up these stalks in
email pieces, wash well, drain and set
in a pan with a piece of butter; cover
the pan and cook over a slow fire.
When the celery is nearly done,
moisten with one gallon of lightly
thickened chicken or- veal stock, al
low to cook for 15 minutes, and then
rub through a fine sieve; pour the
soup into a deas pan, let boil and
clean from scum. Season with salt,
pepper and a pinch of sugar, and be
fore serving bind with one pint of
cream, six eggs and four ounces of
butter. Serve small fried crusts of
One scant coffee cup sugar, one-half
cup acid jelly, one heaping tablespoon
cornstarch, two cups sweet milk,
yolks two eggB beaten light, butter
the size of walnut. Sift cornstarch
and sugar Into a bowl, pour the milk
over this, beating constantly to pre
vent lumping, then add the well beat
en egg yolks. Place jelly and butter
on stove to melt and beat them slow
ly Into the first Ingredients. Set on
stove and cook until mixture begins
to thicken; stir continually to prevent
scorching. Pour Into a baked crust
and make meringue for top of whites.
Set in o.,?-n for a few minutes until
golden brown. It must be perfectly
cold before serving.
Bolled Salmon Steak.
Boll a pint of broth or water with a
small bunch of celery, half a teaspoon
ful of salt, quarter saltspoonful of pep
per and a tablespoonful of vinegar. Cut
the steaks in suitable pieces and put
the fragments and bones In the bolling
liquid. Place the salmon In a clean
saucepan and strain the seasoned broth
over lt; cover and let boll briskly for
ten minutes. Serve In a deep dish
with the liquor Instead of sauce. The
full flavor and the richness of the fish
are preserved in this dish.
Marmalade of Rhubarb.
Two quarts rhubarb, two pints sugar,
two )ranges, juice of one and grated
rind of one ; one cupful chopped rais
ins. Cut the rhubarb In pieces, cover
It with sugar and let it stand over
night, then add other fruit and cook
until thick. It can be made without
Orange and Prune Salad.
Steam a dozen large prunes until
they are puffy; then cool and remove
the pits. Cut the prunes In two and
mix with an equal quantity of orange
pulp. When serving, place a table
spoonful of tart bolled dressing, mixed
with whipped orean, on each helping.
over until crisp. Set these
Cream of Celery.
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