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"At"Flngstaff tho county scat of Coco
1 think that worth must always win,
According to endoavor.
Ami that success depends upon
How truo we work life's lever.
That nothing brings us what wo wish
I.tke constant, honest trying.
Tor no "good wind" was ever raised
lly llttlo breaths of sighing.
That genius is of no avail
Without hard work bohlnd It:
Iho tlrst may wear the bay with graoe,
The Utter had to llnd It.
I think that life Is checkered so
With dark nnd lighted places,
They leave upon our past such slight,
Such llncly-blcnded traces.
That wc can scarcely tell which ono
Han been tho kindest painter.
And hesitate to wish a touch
Had stronger been or fainter.
I think the love that gave us llfo
Pervades all earth and Heaven,
Ami will a shelter for us Hnd
When shadqws fall at even.
HI P. McSparran, In Golden Days,
HV MAKT1X HUNTER.
llIERE was great
amongst tho In
dians of Mlstas-
fr --j iMt sinl the first fall
VW'AawSJsX vCVrV I was stationed
Soveral of the
alro a d y b e o n
fitted out with
supplies for tho
to tho post,
"bringing with them a youth of about
twelve years of age, and reported that
the father of this boy had suddenly
turned cannibal, and had killed and
eaten his wife and three younger chil
dren. The boy had effected his escape and
carried tho news to these Indians.
It was not an uncommon thing for an
Indian to acquire n taste for human
flesh, and at times he had not the ex
cuse of starvation, for in some Instances
as in the present case tho party was
in the ml.lst of abundance of game.
The Indians call this becoming a
"Windngo;" and when a Windago is
known to bo within one or twohundred
miles of a band of hunters, the latter
oro paralyzed with fear to such an ex
tent that they do not even venture
from camp to procure food, much less
trap for furs.
Knowing this trait of tho Indians,
And recognizing that if they did not
hunt, our trade for that year would be
lost, Mr. Clark, my superior in charge
of the post, ordered me to take four
men and proceed to the place where
the Indian was last known to be, and
capture him by some means.
I wanted to take the youth that had
come in with the Indians as a guide,
but ho could in no way bo induced to
leave the post, being in such dread of
The best Information as to tho locali
ty in which She-ma-gan was last seen
wo got from a boy, and started In a
three-fathom canoe to hunt him up.
Our journey to reach the placo in
dicated by tho boy was not difficult, as
wo simply had to follow down the
Ttupert river to tho High falls; and it
was below that, at a bend In tho stream
about two miles from tho falls, on the
right-hand bank, where tho boy had
last seen his father.
As She-ma-gan was known to be an
expert shot, and in possession of a
good double-barreled gun, with plenty
of ammunition, it behooved us to ap
proach him with duo care, and not to
risk tho lives of any of tho party un
necessarily. Tho High falls from Mistassini were
about sixty miles distant, and as it was
past noon when we left tho post, we
only reached there the following even
ing in time to camp.
Wc took a cold supper of jerked
mooso meat and biscuit, with cold
water In placo of the usual tea, as it
was deemed tho safest plan not to
make a firo because the smoke might
bo drawn down the valley of tho river
nnd thus betray our presence.
The keenness of an Indian's sense of
emell is astonishing. I have known an
Jndian to scent a camp-smoke at five
miles. Our course on that occasion
OUR MA HOVE Itf 8I0HT.
was rltfht against a light spring breeze,
und when wo reached tho outlet of the
lake we found an encampment of Indi
dlans fishing and making canoes. I
am luiiy convinced my companions nau
t tho least idea of 'Indians being
within one hundred miles of us.
1 1h nortnf n that avoided tho High
aK upon which wo were camped, was
not over an eighth of a milo long, nntl
the last ten or twenty yards of it were
"Toujfh a passage in tho solid rock. A
. Iart of the mountain had been rent
t-nsunderlnages past, and formed this
j-riie;sui tuc calm waters at the loot
! 0l the falls.
Is ill! 10
Here I repaired with two of the men,
before darkness sot in, to keep guard,
and left the other two men at the head
of tho portage. We took this neces
sary precaution, for wo did not know
tho whereabouts of tho Indian wo
were In bearch of; nnd it was quite
possible that he might be on tho move
during tho night, either up or down
Tho night passod without seeing or
hearing anything to cause us anxiety,
and at tho first streak of dawn we ato
a hasty breakfast and proceeded to
drop quietly down stream, always
keeping in tho shadow of the branches
as much as posslblo and never round
ing a point before scanning carefully
the strotcli of river ahead of us. Con
siderable fog hung about the edges of
tho water and holped materially to
conceal our movements.
At one of tho points tho man in tho
bow wont ashore to noer nhetul. Ho
hastily returned with the information
that tho party wo were in search of
was at that moment not a quarter of a
mile from us on tho same sldo of the
river, making Ills morning fire.
This was pleasing news, for it is
niuoh moro satisfactory to hunt for a
person you bco than for a person you
do not sec.
We had now only to go ashore, pull
tho canoo up on tho beach, He down on
tho point, watch his movements and
devise a way to capture him.
The handcuffs and leg chains were
oiled and worked several times to in
sure rapidity in snapping them on.
She-ma-ean continued to crouch over
tho new-made fire, evidently warming
himself before going to his fish net.
This wo judged was his intention, as
wo saw no pot on tho fire for his break
fast. From our position we could command
his every movement; nnd with five
pairs of eyes watching, nothing es
Ono thing in our favor was. he had
evidently made away with his dogs, or
they would have scented us ere now,
as tho light wind that was gradually
clearing away the fog came from down
tho river and directly from our place,
of concealment to his camp.
Possibly part of his insanity was that
ho Imagined the dogs were human be
ings and had killed and eaten them.
Quite suddenly, as if the thought had
at that very moment just entered his
brain, he got up, went down to the
bench, turned over his canoe, pushed it
out into the water, got in and paddled
Nothing could have happened moro
opportunely for us than this move on
his part, for he had not taken his gun
or even an ax. We saw him enter tho
canoo with absolutely nothing but his
Two things we were sure of by his
leaving tho way he did; First, that he
had gone to visit his net for something
to breakfast on; and second, tho net
was not far away. And it behooved us
to bo up and doing.
I at once detailed one man to re
main at tlie canoo and awnlt tho signal
to paddle down to us; with the others
of tho party I hurried through the
bush to She-ma-gan's camp.
Tho distance from the water's edge
to the brow of the river bank upon
which the camp was pitched was fully
thirty yards, and on tho upper side of
the beaten path, over which he went
to and fro to the beach, was a clump of
stunted trees and willows, carried
about half-way over tho sands by a
Hero I placed two of my men, with
instructions to move only after he had
passed their ambush and was on the
point of clambering tho crest of the
hill; at that moment he would be with
in arm's length of us above.
It appeared to mo that we had only
been a very few minutes in conceal
ment when our man hove in sight
around the point below us, and came
paddling up to his landing-place, un
aware of tho presence of those waiting
to receive him.
My man nnd I were lying, ono on
each bide of the path, on top of the
hill, well hidden in the wild tea and
blueberry shrubs. We allowed She-ma-gan
to bo almost over us when we
sprang up. Ho made a motion to turn
and lice, but the men from tho land
slide cacho were already behind him.
To secure him between us was tho
work of a moment. Poor fellow! He
looked at us with such a hopeless ex
pression when tho handcuffs were ad
justed; but he made no effort to resist.
A single pistol-shot was fired to
bring down tho canoe, and wo mnrched
our man to the camp, where he was
placed on a log, with a man on each
side to guard him.
On looking about, evldenco was not
wanting to confirm the story of canni
ballsm,.for we saw tho skull-bones of
his victims hung up on a polo in tho
same way tho Indians do those of tho
bonr; tho larger bones of, tho limbs
were picked clean and hid away In a
roll of birch-bark.
These several bones we collected
carefully and buried on a clear knoll, a
short distance from tho scene of his
orgies. On tho gravo we piled heavy
stones, botli to mark tho placo as well
as to keep animals from digging down.
Everything of any value, such as his
gun, traps and a bundle of furs, was
carried down to tho beach and placed
In our canoe. Ills canoo and paddle
were brought up and placed on top of
the lodge. And after we were all as
sembled on tho sands, prior to our de
parture, one of tho men was sent back
to apply a match to tho infiammablo
pile. In former days, before ho had
lost his reason, She-ma-gan had been a
most lovial and talkativo Indian; but
during his first captlvo days wo could
not prevail on him to titter a word;
but tho poor fellow was most obedient
to our commands, and wo had not tho
least trouble to convey him to tho post.
The Indians, as soon as they saw
him safe within the btockades, left
with one nccord for their lands, hav
ing received Mr. Clark's assurance
that ho would in no way bo allowed to
Navigation was then about closing
up; Id fact, ii. was only tho main rivers
and larger lakes that were free from
led; wc had, therefore, to await tho
January packet to headquarters at Ru
pert house to send him out of the in
terior. To securo him against any possible
chance of escape, a largo log chain was
passed through tho log walls of tho
men's house (or servants' quarters), and
fastened securely outside, tho slack
pulled into tho houso and tho end
fastened to his leg chains by a largo
Twice a day, when the weather was
favorable, two of tho men took him
outsldo for half an hour for exerciso
and fresh air.
Willie ho remained at Mistassini ho
was always a c mso of anxiety and dis
quietude to the dwellers of tho post;
for once a person Is deprived of his
liberty ho is an object of fear, and,
no matter how secure a prisoner may
bo, thero is always a possibility of
his effecting his escape. And should
such, indeed, take place, imagination
more than makes up as to what would
overtake us from a revengeful person.
I thought in tho capture of She-ma-gan
I had done my share, nnd was,
therefore, much surprised, on tho eve
of the departure of our mall packet for
tho coast, to receivo orders from Mr.
Clark to accompany the men, and safe
ly deliver the cannibal to the officer in
charge of Rupert house. Much as I
disliked tho servico, thero was nothing
to do but obey; for one of tho funda.
mental laws of tho company is strict
obedience to one's superior.
The journey of two hundred and
eighty miles had to be performed on
snowslioes, and this during tho most
severe part of winter, and consequently
tho shortest days for traveling. Wo
hnd to camp on the trail eight nights,
with nothing to protect us from tho
weather but a lean-to of cotton to keep
tho wind off, and an immense firo in
front to prevent us from freezing.
Some nights the cold was so intense
that even the best dry wood would not
flame up, and wo bat huddled about a
dense smoko with our capotes, mitts
and fur caps on as in the daytime, and
waited with what patience we could
for daylight to be on the move again.
As much of our road lay through the
forest, we were compelled to walk In
dian file, with our prisoner attached
front and back to the man that pre
ceded him and to tho man that followed
0N OUIl MONOTONOUS JOUIIN'EY.
him. A stout six-foot chain led from
his middle each way and fastened to a
leather belt on tho men; thus he was
kept at equal distance from both.
In this way we plodded on our mo
notonous journey day after day, and
at night one man kept watch on tho
sleepers and replenished the firo from
time to time.
It was a blessing the poor fellow was
most obedient and willing to our com
mands. I say poor fellow, for, in spite
of his crimes, one could hardly hold
him accountable for his actions when
his reason was unbalanced.
Mr. Gladman, the head officer of tho
district and personnlly in charge of
Rupert house, was a small, nervous
man, and anything out of the common
run of circumstances upset him ter
ribly. The reception ho accorded us
for bringing this man down on his
hands was not tho most gracious. In
fact, he threatened to order us back.
If this had been insisted upon, I fear
there would have been mutiny on our
part. However, this unpleasant con
tingency was obviated by the offer of
Rev. Father Pion, who was stationed
at Rupert houso as missionary priest,
to take charge of the man.
I was not sorry when tho return
packet was delivered to mo and I was
frco to return to our inland home.
Mr. Gladman belied his name while I
was there, for ho was anything but a
glad man, and evidently had some
grudge against ine, and mado my
btay at headquarters anything but
When I reported tho circumstance to
Mr. Clark at Mistassini, ho mumbled
somo words that I understood to mean
"old fool;" and that was tho only com
ment ho made.
In June, when we went down with
our returns of furs, wc were told tho
sequel of tho cannibal.
Under tho kind caro of the holy
father, ho had, toward the month of
March, almost as the priest had ex
pected, regained his reason; so much
so, indeed, that ho was allowed consid
erable freedom, even to the extent of
gunning for small game in tho woods
burrounding the mission house.
One morning, when the priest went
to say his early mass at the church
which was built at the edgo of the
bush and some little distance from tho
parsonage ho was horrified to see
blood on tho steps leading into the
sacred edifice. On entering the door,
he received a greater shock to see the
carcass of a jumping deer on the nltar
table and tho dead form of She-ma-gan
at the foot of the steps.
A letter written in Indian characters
lay near him, which told too plainly
that his reason had given way for tho
second time. In It ho asked pardon for
his sins through the Intermission of
tho priest, saying ho had met this men
th o deer) in the bush, had killed him,
and rotnorso was so great that ho gave
his life at the foot of tho holy table for
He had opened one of the large veins
of his leg, and lay thero till life had
ebbed from him.
Poor fellow! He rested at last. n'X,
ctf t l ; '
THE EXPIRED CONGRESS.
Demise of a Kepaolated and Demoralised
Tho Fifty-third congress has expired.
Almost its only mourners are those
senators and representatives, chiefly
democrats, who have failed of re
election, and whoso salaries come to
an end, and those lobbyists, claim
agents nnd treasury raiders of all
classes who bclievo that if this con
gress had lived a few days or hours
longer they might have got their meas
ures through. The grief of a few of
theso outgoing congressmen is lessened
by tho fact that tho president has
kindly consented to provido for them
for tho next two years. Hut the means
at his disposal are limited, and most
of tho victims of tho popular indigna
tion of 1804 will havo to earn their own
Tho Fifty-third congress will live
long in tho memories of the American
people as a "horrible example" of dem
ocratic governmental incapacity. That
party had an overwhelming majority
In tho houso and small majority in tho
senate. It had a president of its own.
The day nftcr tho election of 1892 the
democrats began bragging of tho rec
ord their congress was going to make.
It had been elected on a platform
wherein tho party promised to pass
a tariff bill which should imposo duties
producing revenue, but not giving pro
tection. It promised to administer tho
affairs of tho government honestly and
economically. It promised "safeguards
of legislation" to Insuro the main
tenance of tho parity of gold and sil
ver. It also promised tho repeal of the
federal election laws.
The democrats proclaimed that their
congress would do all theso and many
other good things; that it would give
the country a degreo of prosperity it
never had enjoyed before, and that it
would go down to history as tho great
and good congress. It has ended its
career and will bo known as one of tho
most discredited ones in the annals of
Its existence coincided with that of
a panic and a business depression such
as the vvorld had not known for twenty
years. Tho hard times of the last forty
eight months were caused by tho ap
prehension of tho legislation of this
congress and by tho legislation itself.
It is truo that this congress broke the
pledges of its party to pass a tariff bill
giving no protection, but It passed ono
which cut down protoction so much
that every interest was affected. Last
November its handiwork was repudi
ated with singular unanimity.
Although appealed to by tho presi
dent timo and again for "safeguards of
legislation" to maintain the parity of
the silver money of the country it did
nothing except to stop the purchase of
silver, and that would not have been
done but for republican votes. To all
entreaties for legislation relative to the
sale of bonds tho Fifty-third congress
turned a deaf ear. It would not pro
vide the government with sufficient
revenue to make it unnecessary to use
the proceeds of bond sales to pay cur
rent expenses. It acted in such a way
as to shake American credit at homo
and abroad. In spite of tho promise
that it would give the country an
honest and economic administration it
became a billion dollar congress, al
though the sources of revenue had been
dried up in part and rigid economy had
become as necessary for the nation as
About tho only one of the pledges of
the national platform which this con
gress has kept was in regard to tho re
peal of the federal election laws. It did
wipe from tho statutes every act which
had been passed to guarantee the right
of American citizens to vote at federal
elections' and have their votes honestly
counted. Hut tho party which was
pledged to the admission of New
Mexico and Arizona as states failed to
keep its promise.
The deceased congress was pledged
to pass laws against trusts if needed.
It passed none, but it came very near
passing a law permitting the railroads
to form a gigantic trust for the pur
poso of plundering the people by ex
acting higher freight rates. It was
pledged to securo freer foreign mar
kets and enlarged exchanges. It legis
lated Id such a manner as to deprive
the country of tho profitable market it
had in tho West Indies and as to givo
Germany and other European countries
an excuso for shutting out American
meats and other products. Tho farm
ers and the btock raisers havo been tho
victims of tho Fifty-third congress,
which they wero told was going to do
so much for them.
It is true that thero were many bad
things which that congress might ha'.o
done, but which it did not do partly
for lack of time. It is truo also that it
gave Chicago a new government build
ing, which ought, however, to havo
been attended to by its predecessor.
Hut taking all things into considera
tion it is difficult to find in American
history a congress which began with
such high expectations on tho part of
tho political organization winch con
trolled it and which, after disappoint
ing those expectations as signally,
camo to an inglorious end. It will bo
known as the democratic calamity con
gress. Chicago Tribune.
rrults of tho Democratic Tariff.
The fruits of democratic tariff legis
lation aro still coming homo to us.
Franco has now added herself to tho
list of European nations which prohibit
tho importation of American cattle,
and tho factious opposition of two or
three senators prevents the repeal of
the differential sugar duties which
mako tho excuso for most of tho hostilo
commercial action against us. Thero
is said to bo a probability of different
action on our part in retaliation than
anything proposed in the cases of Ger
many, Austria or Hclgium. Hut why
should this bo? Tho. cause of all hos
tilo action alike is to bo found some
where in our own notion. Why not
try to find out what it is, and then, if
jy havo been In the wrong, mako
prompt amends? Is thero any other
honest course? Hoston Traveler.
Wilson gets the postmaster
generalship because ho is tho worst ro
udlatcd man in American polltics,
St Louis Globe-Democrat
THE BOND SALE.
The Discreditable Deal Made by Cleveland
Now that the bond operation Is a
matter of history it is important to
recall and remember tho facts that
have gono to mako up that history.
Early in tho year it became manifest
that nnothcr loan must bo mado to pro
tect tho treasury nnd to keep its circu
lating notes at par.
It was the duty of tho president nnd
secretary of the treasury to make tho
loan upon tho most favorablo terra
possible. It was especially and imper
atively their duty in making it not to
do anything that could discredit the
In this duty they failed.
Tho credit of tho government was
and in splto of their failure in duty
still is as good as that of England or
France. Its own people were ready
and eager to supply whatever money
the authorities might call for. Senator
Sherman, whose judgment is that of an
expert, publicly declared that a popu
lar loan of 8300,000,000 at 3 per cent,
would be taken up in forty-eight hours,
and that opinion was echoed through
out tho land. As subsequent events
have shown, European Investors wero
equally anxious to furnish ifloney ill
any quantity at that rate.
With full knowledge of the facts the
president and secretary entered into a
bccret negotiation with a syndicato of
bankers for the placing of the loan. It
was tho business of tho bankers to
make money. It was their instinct to
drive tho hardest bargain they could
where others had no chance to oompotc.
It was the solemn duty of the president
and secretary, the trustees of the peo
ple, to protect tho public interest
against their not unnatural greed.
Upon the president and secretary lay
the responsibility. Upon them chiefly
lies thn blame for tho blunder made.
Government 4 per cents, with only
12 years to run wero then sell
ing in tho open market at 110 and 111.
Four per cents, with thirty years to
run wero therefore worth 119. Yet tho
president and secretary, without test
ing tho markot, without giving tho
people a chance, without Inquiring
what our own banks would givo foi
such bonds, secretly agreed to sell t
tho byndicato 302.315,000 of 30 years
per cents., worth 119 or more,
for 104)4 or a little less. If there was
any doubt that the bonds were really
worth 119 it is set at rest by tho fact
that tho loan was tubscribed for ten
times over at 112 Jf, and that as soon as
tho syndicate secured control of the
bonds 119 and more was freely offered
for them, with no sailers to take tho
In making this extraordinary bar
gain the president' and secretary dis
credited the governmentgravely. They
publicly assented to the self-interested
contention of tho bankers that tho
credit of tho United States Is so bad
that money cannot bo borrowed upon
it at less than 3Ji per cent, interest on
long-term bonds a rate much above
that paid by insignificant provinces
and colonies nnd obscure towns.
Tho bankers knew better. They
showed that they knew better by their
eagerness to get the bonds at 112Jf
when the time of distribution came.
They nro showing it nnew bv their re
fusal to part with their holdings nt a
rate which would make them yield less
than 3 per cent.
It was perhaps not their business to
enlighten Mr. Cleveland and Mr. Car
lisle. Hut it was the business of theso
two public officials to know for them
These aro the essential facts In the
history of a transaction which ho not
permanently impaired our national
cicdit only because our national re
sources arc so illimitable and our ua
tional integrity so thoroughly well
known. N. V. World (Dem.).
CTho evil that the democratic
congress has done will live long after
its demise, but wc may indulge the
hope that tho littlo good it -has accom
plished may not bo interred with its
bones. Pittsburgh Commercial-Gazette.
G'Tho president and his party have
knocked tho bottom out of the treas
ury barrel, but nevertheless the loyal
patriotic pcoplo will continue to fill it
up until a republican cooper can get "a
new head" to tho wreck. Chicago In
GgTCleveland has reason " to be
mighty thankful for tho republican
foresight which plnccd a law on tho
statute-book tliat gives him ample au
thority to protect tho public credit in
spite of all democratic folly nnd dis
honesty. St. Louis Globe-Democrat
CSPHenjamin Harrison was able to
extend S25,000,000 4)4 per cent, bonds
thrco years ago at 2 per cent., but
Grover Cleveland has to pay 3 per
cent, for tho money he is borrowing
now. Tho diffcrenco between repub
lican and democratic credit ordinarily
Is not quite so great as this, but it is
always great enough to bo noticeable.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat
C3Tho presenco of a democrat in
tho white houso will prevent tho ac
complishment of that legislation so
necessary to tho welfare of tho country
in tho next two years; but whilo the
republican party may not secure what
it desires, its presenco in congress will
accomplish ono great good limiting
tho power of Cleveland and the dem
ocracy to bring further harm to the re
public. Chicago Journal.
GS'Senator Hill asserts that tho
"president was hampered by an old
statute that absolutely dictates tho
terms under which ho could issue
bonds." Have not all presidents and
secretaries of tho treasury been alike
hampered? But did that make them
call for secret contracts witli English
bankers? Did that compel them to sell
bonds below tho current market price?
Tho plain fact is that the administra
tion gave away millions of the people's
money and endangered tho nation's
credit with tho hopo to hold such a
club over tho heads of congress as to
compel it to adopt tho schemes and
orders of the administration. That Is
the veal fact. Chicago Inter Ocean.
HOME HINTS AND HELPS.
Mush Waffles: To one pint of warm,
cornmeal mush add two beaten eggs, a
pint of flour, and milk to make a thin
batter. Stir in a cupful of milk first,
then add the flour, a tablespoonfiils of
melted butter, two level teaspoonfula
of baking powder, and finish with
milk suflicient to make a batter tho
consistency of thin pancake batter.
Frothed Eggs: Separate the de
sired quantity of eggs, keeping tho
yolks in the shell and perfectly whole.
Beat the whites to a stiff froth and ar
range them neatly in the form of a
nest in little shirred egg cups. Drop
a yolk in the center of each; stand In a
pan of boiling water; cook in a quick
oven about one minute. Do not allow
them to brown. Dust with salt and
pepper, add a bit of butter and servo at
once. Ohio Farmer.
Plain Sunt Pudding: One cup of
molasses, one cup of chopped suet, ono
cup of raisins or mixed fruit, one cup
of sour milk, one teaspoon of soda and
spico to taste. Use flour to make a stiff
batter. Put in a 'greased pudding
mold, and boil three hours. This is a
very nico pudding, and cheap. Ilread
crumbs may be used in place of the
flour. It is good cold, for children's
lunch in place of cake; will keep sev
eral days, and may be warmed over,
and bo nearly as nico as fresh. House
keeper. Rabbit Croquettes: Mince finely
the white meat from a rabbit, add to
it an equal quantity of bicon or ham,
season with grated lemon peel and
chopped parsely, salt nnd cayenne to
taste. Place all in a basin, add a lit
tle flour, and one or two eggs, accord
ing to the amount of meat used. Form
the meat in rells, dip in ef;g and then
in breadcrumbs, and fry in boiling
lard. Serve on a folded d'oyley, and
garnish with fried parsely, potato
chips and slices of lemon. Leeds
A little good gravy can easily be
made by boiling a few well-cracked
bones for an hour, straicingand thick
ening tho liquor with a teaspoonful of
flour rubbed smooth, seasoning with
pepper and salt and adding a teaspoon
ful of butter. Heat the mince In this,
letting it come just to a boil, and
serve on squares of toast. No one will
dream of calling it "hash. The flavor
can be varied by using a teaspoonful
of curry powder, or a little cloves and
allspice, or a pinch of sweet marjoram.
Ladies' Home Journal.
At the linen shops and counters
are always to be had small damask
face towels, which the wise tubman,
will provide in quantities for heSbath
room closet. Huckaback is ebmHent
for general use. but much too harsh
for face wiping. Many housewives
buy pieces of diaper linen, cut them
by drawing a thread into small lengths,
buttonhole the ends In red or white
cotton, and find them soft and inex
pensive face towels. A quality of nar
row and heavy piece linen Is also cut
up and used in this way. A chest of
drawers and a set of shelves in a well
ordered bathroom hold many varieties
of cloths for face and bath use from
the washrag of cheesecloth, linen or
Turkish toweling, or it may be a bath
mitten to the big bath sheet two yards
square, In which the bather may en
velop himself. Woolen or carpet rugs
are not so hygienic in the bathroom as
rubber or cork mats, or. if these are
deemed too chilling, the mat of Turk
ish toweling, which can be constantly
freshened, Is liked. N. Y. Times.
THE WIDE SKIRT.
Make Woman's Fret I.ook Small and
Therefore It Is l'opulnr.
It doesn't matter much what a girl's
dress looks like below tho waist, pro
vided it flares sufficiently around the
feet. The continued and increasing
popularity of the wide skirt, notwith
standing its extravagance, would bo
hard to understand were it not for the
fact that the contrast between skirt
and feet gives the latter a diminutive
appearance which few women can re
sist. Reformers may say what they
please about common sense and other
inconvenient and unattractive things,
but it will take generations of strong
minded women to filter away the deep
est fondness which we yet retain for
small feet. If we must wear largo
shoes, then we hail with delight any
thing which, even by contrast, helps
the hurt that vanity feels.
The wide skirt has brought about a.
reform, too, which will atone for many
sins of cxtravagnnce. It has done
away with tho human street-sweeper.
The gown which dips in any part of
its contour most of all at the back
marks its wearer as old-fashioned and
the gown as passe.
However, this does not exclude that
symbol of cleganco and magnificence,
the dinner-gown train, as tho above
costume will indicate.
The skirt of this gown is made of a
rich brocade edged all around with fur.
The bodice is laid in diagonal folds,
with an insertion of lace. The sleeves
are made of striped silk and aro very
large. The size of the sleeve, again,
may have some explanation in woman's
desire for small hauds which is only
second to her fondness for small feet.
Don't Greise the Griddle.
"Hot pancakes are such universal
favorites, and the family is so varied
in all its branches, that everyone
knows how to mix the most approved
ingredients, whether the substratum
be buckwheat, rice, Indian meal, op
wheat flour. But how to bake them.
Is the question, without filling tho
houso with smoke and a heavy greasy
odor. Do not grease the griddle.
That's my way of cooking thein. The
griddle must be perfectly clean and
smooth and neither too hot nor yet too
cool. When I think it about right I
wipe it off with a wot towel, then try
one small cake. If it bakes to a nico
light brown, thou I keep tho griddlo
at that teinperature until the meal is
finished, moving it alternately to a
cooler or warmer place on tho range,
as' may bo needed." Elizabeth Cady