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THE WASHINGTON TIDIES, SUNDAY," ATRIL 8, 1894.
Aunt Emily's Idea.
Xo ono who enjoys studying lifo the dally
trips through tho city In the cars Is one of the
best places to And It.
rery car has 03 much human nature In It
ns It has passengers, all unconsciously telling
tales on themselves.
Tho plain citizen, the sensualist, tho drink
ing man, the preachers, Congressmen, and all
varieties of colors and shades of character of
mankind, ride in the city cars, as do also the
coarse woman, the fine woman, the good
woman, tho other woman who looks doubt
ful, and tho sweet young girls Who look
modest, and the other kind who oglo tho
men on tho sly. All these and many readable
types ride side by side in this democratio ve
hicle. Each, no doubt, thinks him or herself
unknown, because not personally acquainted.
If it becomes monotonous, too common
place, uninteresting, or disgusting, all one
has to do is to look out the window and into
other windows of the homes you nro passing
to get a glimpse of something pleasanter.
Those pretty bay-windowed houses, with
terraces in front, the homos of those who nro
neither rich nor poor homes where the
littlo children press their eager faces against
the window-panes and long to be out of
doors and at play.
Behind them ono catches glimpses of tho
mother, as she moves about the room or sits
beside the window and bows on little gar
ments. In these homes the mother never ha3 more
than one hired help nnd in others she does
not have anv at nil. It is, perhaps, her placo
to cook tho early breakfast for father before
tho children nro up, and then to dress tho
little ones and give them their breakfast and
to get the older ones off to school by 8.45
Then comes tho daily housework, the
washing of dishes, making of beds, and clear
ing up of littered rooms. All must be so man
nged as to havo time left for threo or four
hours mending, contriving, and making up
new garments or making oer old ones, which
nro to do duty n series of times for littlo tots
always outgrowing them.
In tho afternoon there is dinner to get.
Fossibly a trip or two has to bo made to tho
corner groceries or tho market for supplies
during the day and tho dinner prepared by
tho timo "father" returns home after his
eight or ten hours toil us hungry as a bear.
There havo been tiffs between thechildrcn to
straighten out and cut fingers to bind up
during tho hours between breakfast and
Such is almost tho identical round of a wo
man's day for nine out of every ten! And
there are two other days beside these every
week which bring additional cares wash
day and ironing day, to say nothing of Sat
urday, which i3 always laborious, because tho
housework of two days must bo put into one.
Triday, "sweeping day," is another of these
n little heavierhouser!fe's day than the usual
routine which I'vo whittled down to two!
Monotonous, every-day, commonplace
days, full of duties and cares, but also full of
promise when duty is cheerfully borne, and
the family comfort'genorally is promoted by
tho snoot sorrow of the daily sacrifice of a
Do you wonder sho sometimes grows tired?
A man of business at his desk, with his bills
to collect and notes to pay; the man at his
case setting typo; tho man in tho editor's
chair, ready to tear his hair out over bad copy;
the man at the wheel, nnd the man with plane
or trowel would any or each of these will
ingly swap their day or occupations with
the patient, tired, little woman at home and
assume her multitudo of petty cares even for
n day? Xo mam! Not a man of these would
volunteer to do it!
Then there are the veritable, tiresome moa
slcs, tho whooping cough and tho mumps,
which come around to one or more of tho lit
tlo flock every Fall or Spring, accordingly as
they set out to run through the town.
These sort of things children's diseases
usually only mako fathers "tired" when they
have to pay the druggist's or doctor's bills.
It only takes a minute's serious thought to
make one realize that there aro a great many
things goinr on in home life tho daily, aver
age, inevitable, can't-get-away-from grind
to make mothers tired.
Tho fact is not half npprecinted either by
the great big men, weighing nnwhero from
ISO to 200 pounds, who live with them and call
How few of them who realize that into
woman's physical form is molded the finest,
tendcrest, most sensitive of flesh, which can't
stand everything; that a woman's more sen
sitive, emotional nature, which he defines ns
"womanliness," is ever craving a word of ap
preciation, tho caress which puts heart into
The other evening a tired mother who is
dear to me ran away from homo to rest an
hour or two with me.
I nlways feel flattered when she comes in,
nnd try to entertain her with something I' o
Eeen or heard entirely out of her usual routine
of life, and I am well repaid.
She does enjoy hearing about where I havo
been, whom I have seen lately, people of
whom she has only read about in tho papers,
of the lectures, concerts, or anything that lies
outside of her life.
"It does mo good." sho says, and directly.
"Oh. I must go! John will be getting tired of
minding the baby and playing horse with the
boys, as he was when I came away."
"Sit still," I say. "Let John once in a
while wear his knees out playing horse. It
will not hurt him. lie ought to'get acquainted
with his own children and learn how easy it
Isn't to govern them and keep them."
And then she sits back in my big splint
rocking chair and rests her head on the
cushion, whllo tho tired look fades out of as
pretty n motherly face as one need wish to
sec. Tho refreshing chat about other things
goes on until nearly an hour has passed, when
we hear a step on tho walk and a bounce on
the front porch, and wo know that John has
The little mother rushes to tho door, for
she is all alarm, foarlng that so mo ono of
the six havo come to grief in some way
through her absence
All John says as we open tho door Is
"Mother, the baby wants you!"
I laugh at him and say to her, "I presume
bo, dear, but not half so much as John does!"
Youseo ho has exhausted his strength at house-
of the Bones
An Army Tragedy.
ET JOSEPH S2IXTH,
Where tho New Mexican Sierras look down
Upon a narrow trail that winds out of a gray
ish green plain into the 6earreu and torn foot
hills that form the outer barriers of tho Tule
rosa range a spur of tho hills pushes forward
like an earthwork to dominate tho desolate
alley. Crowning this spur was a tall pino
tree, a grim nnd solitary sentinel standing in
tho midst of crumbling bowlders. From the
shadow of tho pine the full sweep of tho gray
desolation of tho valley filled tho eye, from
the base of the mountuin below to the point
far ofT whero tho sago-green thirsty earth
commingled with tho blue haze that wrapped
' tho cliffs and mesas in tho enchantment of
distance. Trom the vantage and shelter of
pino and bowlder tho straggling trail could
bo seen creeping indecisively round tho baso
nf tho hili into the rough, open pass, to stop
besistatingly at tho edge of a pool in tho
lhadow of the cliff. This pool was the tem
porary resting-placo of a thin stream of clear,
cold water, which dripped from a crovice In
the cliff, whero it took heart to continue its
Journey down between tho blistered rocks and
thirsty sands, whero it struggled feebly be
fore It surrendered and died.
This tiny stream was tho raison d'etre of tho
feeble trail, tho oasis in that scorched and
blistered desolation that drew to the spot the
feet of tho men aua beasts that had worn tho
path; for in Sew Mexico, as in Juden, tho cup
of cold water has a value inconceivable to
tlioso who dwell in lands blessed with green
pastures and murmuring brooks.
From the pool, whore the tracks of shy
keeping and baby minding in an hour, poor
John grins and says, "You are about right.
I don't see myself how she does stand them
Admitted that mothers do get tired, tho
next thing to do is to devise a sensible plan to
give them a littlo dally relief, If not recreation.
It is a good deal more desirablo to take
theso things into consideration than to kill
your wife or let her kill herself through an
exaggerated sense of duty, thus compelling
you to select another to stepmother ,tho
children, nnd possibly bring into your family'
tho complications and discords which that
state of affairs sometimes brings with it.
Not that thero is anything to bo said against
stepmothers ns a class, since some of tho best
mothers in tho world have been "number
two" and tired themselves out for other peo
ple's children as faithfully as though they had
born them; but as an ounce of preventative,
etc, I am going to suggest some rules I havo
soon tried with happy success by tired
mothers of my acquaintance.
The first thing for a mother to realize is
that she Is made of flesh and blood and is
mortal. Sho needs daily change, recreation,
nnd rest just as much as a man docs. Sho
should deliberately plan to catch a little 61
ono or tho other every twenty-four hours un
less thero is some serious illness in the house.
My dear, have regular hours for tho
children to go to bed. Young, growing
creatures need a long night's rest ns much as
chickens and lambs nnd other little ani
By 8 o'clock in Summer nnd 7 in Winter
every one of your children under 12 years of
ngo should bo In bed and sound asleep.
Of course you havo a lounge, cot, or divan.
Deliberately stretch yourself on it at noon
and rest a halt hour.
If you were not so pressed for timo I should
say shut your eyes even if you do not sleep,
but, as it is, you may read the morning paper
or a chapter in n nico book.
While that will rest your back, your head
will get a few new ideas in it to think nbout
as you sew or are about your household duties.
When the larger children come home from
school put on your outdoor suit and take a
little ride on the cars or a short walk, doing
window shopping if you cannot do more.
Tho idea Is to break into the monotony of
vour dally routine with a new thought, a new
outlook, nnd to get tho benefit of tho fresh,
When the days are flno bundle up tho littlo
ones and take them out for an hour's walk
and an airing.
Children nlways consider it a great treat to
be allowed to go somewhere with mother or
And if you tuko them where they con seo
the nnimals, as at tho "Zoo" or to tho woods
for a family picnic, a great deal of useful
knowledge gees along with the good time.
A little treat ahead is a great stimulant to
good behavior vith the little ones, nnd the
right kind of parents plan for reasonable
pleasures for their children, as they do for
their clothes and education.
Go out with your children. You need a day
off, a picnic nnd n chance just as much, if not
more, than they do. True, the day you go
on nn excursion with them you will come
home "tired to pieces." but it will do you
good, for it's another kind of tired!
Any change from your daily life Is bound to
do you good.
Once in awhllo n tired mother is greatly re
freshed by a visit all by herself to her
mother or her sister, or possibly a friend's
To eat of some one else's cookery, to catch
glimpses into the home life of others, whom
you may possibly havo envied, ha3 a disillu
sioning effect so far as they are concerned
and an illuminating ono as to bow blessed
your little narrow limit may be after all.
Over therewith your friend and hostess
maybe a dissipated husband, a wayward
child, or a skeleton of some sort which every
body can seo through a transparent closet
door, but which no one is bold enough to
appear to see.
This is one way to find out how superior
your'Monn Anderson, my joe jonn, isto
some other John except by theso occasional
glimpses that send a loving mother, who is as
wiso as loving, straight home to make the
best of things!
Once in a while I have seen the kind of hus
band I wish o ery tired little mother had for
her very own.
Ho always goes to market when she is in
delicate health. Ho assumes care of the chil
dren at night, getting up to give that inevita
ble "drink of water."
He has been known to Insist that "sho"
shall be still while ho gets up to warm tho
milk for the little ono that has to be content
with u bottle dinner.
This man the model sets up all the stoves.
Ho either tacks down tho carpets or gets
some ono to do it. Ho never lets hi3 wife
lift anything that is heavy. Consequently, his
wife looks almost as young now as sho did
the day when sho was married.
When this husband comes home, no mat
ter what his day has been, he always begins
to whistle when ho gets to the front gate, and
the tune is not "The girl I left behind me."
When ho opens the door thero is a rush for
Bobble clasps him by ono leg, Jakey by the
other, while he grabs the baby and lifts her
up until her golden hair touches tho ceiling
and she screams with terror and delight!
It is like letting in a big rush of bright and
happy light when this man comes home
that is good to see.
His wife isn't half so "fagged out" as some
other little women in that same square, al
though sho is tho mother of eight little tow
heads that, when stood up in a row, look like
stairsteps, and sho has to work veryhard in
deed and does get awfully tired sometimes.
She is not, however, " in any sense an
True, sho cannot do much church work.
She is too sensible to try it, but she does get
the children all off to Sunday school, and
somehow each ono has the penny to put in the
contribution box, which she has contrived to
savo for them.
Every one of us knows that tho women
who are doing their duty best in life nre the
tired mothers who have no time for visiting,
nor are they much concerned about the ques
tions just now agitating women of leisure.
Tho making of the home and the rearing of
their children is their business In life for the
deer and prowling wolf were in evidence, a
rough path led up the hillside between the
rocks to where tho tali pine kept its solitary
vigil. At tbo base of the pine, among the
moldering needles, lay a skull, white from the
washing of rains and bleaching of tho sun.
cracked as if with a hatchet, and pierced with
n hole made by n rifle ball, through which the
slanting sun sent a beam of gold to light up
tho ghastly Interior. Beside tho skull lay a
pile of bones, white and discolored nnd par
tially buried in dead needles and cones.
Closer scrutiny revealed fragments of faded
blue cloth, a few tarnished brass buttons, and
a couple of rusty iron nrrowheads. Farther
apart were tho bones of a man's thighs and
ribs, half burled in debns, bearing the evi
dences of desecration by wolves and coyotes.
The carnet of pine droppings stirred with the
boot revealed the copper shells of rifle cart
ridges black almost with verdigris.
Theso were the mute records of an unrec
corded tragedy, the relics of some untombed
hero; the evidences of a crimo the lonely
wntchcr on the hill had witnessed, nnd for
whose consummation the kcen-nozed buz
zards had waited, floating in the hot heavens
abovo the Sierras.
Poor untenemented bones? Bleaching In
solitudo and neglect, crumbling slowly to the
oblivion of dust, they were tho only mementos
of the brave white-faced trooper who died In
tho desert for duty; died and had been for
gotten. They were the monument that the dead
soldier had raised to himself in mute pro
test against the cruelty of silence and bitter
ness of neglect that had buried tho valor of
his deed and the glory of his death In this by
way of tho desert.
In tho hot July of 187 half a dozen troops
of cavalry were in tho Held operating against
Apaches in that little-known section of New
Mexico that lies between the Bio Grando and
Tulerosa. While K Troop of tho Twelfth was
camped at a spring in tho country about mid
way between tho Ojo Colicnte nnd the
Tulerosa valley it became a military necessity
to send a dispatch north to Fort Wingate.
Corp. Henry "C. Franklin nnd Private John
Maguiro were selected to perform this hazard
ous duty. They were experienced soldiers,
seasoned horsemen, excellent marksmen,
fairly familiar with tho country, and accus
tomed to Indians nnd their methods. They
were directed to push forward to their desti
nation with all possible speed, and wero
present, and for some years to come for that
By-nnd-by, when these children are grown
up and gone out Into tho world, some of 'tho
tired mothers of to-day may take up other in
terests and become active in church Work,
but nil the samo, they will ever look back
upon the time of life when they wero tired
mothers as their happiest days.
As one expressed it, the tired mother knows
where each ono of her flock is at bedtime,
whether it is well or ill with the child. That
In after years theso aro tho things mothers
will yearningly, prayerfully- long to know,
nnd have only this thought for comfort : "I
tried to do my duty." Adsx Emix
In the Matter of
Wasteful Hired Help.
Tho kitchen store and fire is a placo whero
the average girl can bum up more than her
board and wages combined cost.
It is no exaggeration to say that not one girl
In fifty knows how to take care of the kitchen
bIovo or even to build a fire properly.
They do not half clean it out in the morning
or know how to arrango the kindling, nor
why It should havo a draft through it.
They will All the fire-box above the lining
and choke the would-be blaze to death while
It is trying to get a small start.
A careless girl thinks nothing of setting tho
coal hod on the stove hearth and breaking off
the hearth hlngo with its weight'. Such tri
fles are nothing to her! Even tho cast-iron
knobs on the ovens nnd doors aro knocked
off with "dropped sadirons. Indoed, noth
ing can stand before her destructlvcness.
Every woman who has ever dono herown
cooking just contrasts her methods with
Bailie's, and wonders why the latter' s work is
never done, since sho herself gots through
nnd has timo to take a little reading whilo
she rests before luncheon timo.
It is all In this: One woman Is interested
personally In what sho is doing and tho
other isn't. All sho wants is her money!
You may set it down as a safo rulo that ho or
she who works only for the money tn nny lino
of work is going to slight, waste, or do any
thing else with other peoples' time except im
Many housekeepers aro getting so worn out
and disgusted with this state of affairs that
they are gradually assuming more household
duties themselves or hiring by tho day or
job, that they may havo a little comfortable
living and not spend all the husband brings
into tho bouse in tbo kitchen.
There will be no permanent chango in our
kitchen service until a woman's right to bo
there ns mistress nnd to manage as she deems
best b fully recognized.
A kitchen stove should be thoronghly freed
from ashes and the cinders taken out and
sifted each morning to be burned during tho
To lay tho fire, the kindling should bo of
small, soft, dry wood laid criss-cross In layers
on the paper. When fairly alight, pat on coal
lust up to the top edge of tho fire-box lining,
loosely enough for the draft to pass through
it. On first lighting the Are all tho drafts
back and front should be left open, but when
the coal is fairly olhe closo up the back draft,
so us to heat tho oven and prevent waste of
At least a half hour should be allowed for
starting tho lire sufficiently to bake biscuit or
Have a full teakettle on tho back of tho
stove, and if there is n water-back see that is
is filled, if it is not connected with tho hydrant.
While the stove is heating screen the ashes
nnd sweep up the kitchen. When the break
fast is over, if the brisk fire is not going to bo
needed for some hours, put on more coal,
close the drafts in the front doors, leading the
hearth open a crack, and open tho back draft,
but be sure to set -your front stove lids a little
off from over the coals.
That Are ought to keep all day and be
ready to burn up quickly when you cIoo the
lids nnd turn on the drafts for ten minutes.
Some persons seem to think that because a
stove has to bo used ngnln in a few hours a
big lire must bo kept going all tho time. Noth
ing is more wasteful, and if a girl does not
know how to manage it she should be willing
might as well say good-by to ber tlrst as last,
or at least before her wasteful methods havo
burned one out of bouse und home.
One Woman's Idea.
"It Is always interesting to me," said a
middle-aged woman of wide experience, "to
read up and study the whys nnd wherefores
of the various articles on the subject of mar
riage. It always sets me to wondering what
manner of people they must bo who look no
further for their authority than the frivolous
gossip of the day, who never take tho trouble
to go down into the heart of nature and tho
Impulses that govern' humanity to find out
why things are. Now somebody comes for
ward nnd publishes statistics of marriage in
various cities, nnd bewails the fnct that tbo
proportion i3 in some places much greater
than in others. Tbcn they sigh and mourn
oer it, and really fall to wondering what wo
aro coming to. Why don't theso people stop
a moment and think that as long as there are
young hcarU, moonlight nights, shady cor
ners, nnd lover's retreats, just so long there
will be marriages, and plenty of them.
"Thero seems ery little in tho situation to
wail over, for marrying nnd giinglu mar
riage Is going on every day, and there 1 'no
good reason to suppose that the end of this is
anywhere near. Courting is just as delicious
nowadays as it was a hundred years ago.
carping critics to the contrary notwithstand
ing. "The prospect of a little homo of their own
is just as alluring as it v as when our fore
fathers trod the untried shores of the new
world; and everything taken into considera
tion, it is not more difficult to maintain a
family now than it was then. There nro
always foes to light, contingencies to provido
against, ahvus chances for disnpiointmcnts;
but In the main the sweet old story gets told
with quite as much sentiment ns ccr; the
good-byes aro just as hard to say, and the
welcome just ns warm. It seems to me that
people might be a great deal better employed
than In worrying over tho decadence of mat
rimony. Every article of this sort that is put
into print is read by some one whom it may
discourage or frighten, or All with forebod
ings. This sort of literature is bringing
about the very condition of affairs that it de
plores, and, more's the pity, that thoe who
engage in it aro unable to seo tho mischief
they aro doing."
cautioned to bo constantly on the alert, for
tho Apaches were prowling in the Sierras in
small bodies, watching like hawks for an op
portunity to pounco on weak and careless
Tho two soldiers were well armed, mounted
on hardy, tireless, California horses, and were
inspired with that superb self-confidence and
fearlessness of danger that are characteristic,
of American catalrymen; nnd theyrodo out
of camp as cayly as knights ever galloped to
a joust, waving careless farewells to their
envious companions In arms.
All through tho hot July day they rodo over
the parched plain, keenly alert to tho possible
dangers of the country, und toward evening
they saw the lone pino that marked tho cool
and welcome pool among the rocks in tho San
Bias pass. They rodo cautiously up tho nar
row trail, and carefully scanned theapproaches
to tho spring; but no lhing thing was astir,
and there wero no telltnlo marks in tho trail
to Indicate the presence of evil and aggression
in the silent oasis.
But they had not eeen tho hawks of tho
hills, whose keen eyes had watched their ap
proach for many a mile, and who wero hiding
in the pass below for tho hour to come when
they could pounco upontheirunguarded foes.
A dozen Apaches were in tho rooks, patient,
tireless, and cruel, who reckoned upon the
savage pleasure of capturing their prey alive,
that they might joy their pitiless souls in an
exquisite ingenuity of torture.
Tho soldiers rode boldly to the spring, Into
which tho whinnying horses thrust their
thirsty mouths und hot noses luxuriously.
The soldiers unsaddled and unbridled tho
horses, nnd after spreading tho moist saddle
blankets on tho rocks to dry, they picketed
the animals where the scant grasses grew
The habit of caution impelled them to climb
the trail to the pine before cooking their fru
gal supper, to assure themselves that plain
and pass were freo from danger. As they
clambered up the hill the angry snorting of
the torses made them turn and shrink behind
the rocks. Their hearts stood still, for the
Philistines were upon them. Tho Apaches had
rushed from tho shelter of the rocks to secure
tho horses, to cut off any escape of their
prey, and the.. frightened animals had be
trayed them, far, snorting and kicking, they
had broken their lariats and gone clattering
down the trail to tbo plain below.
The two soldiers felt cold tremors run over
Use and RbiJsB
Honey Is such a delicious compound made
from tho nectar of flowers, It would seem there
is no reason for imitations. Its high price is
tbo excuse. This adulteration is attributed to
an indianian who first made artificial bonoy.
Ho claimed it was not only cheaper but
healthier than tbo real article, and tho less
honey thero was In It the better his customers
Mr. Wiley, chief of the food division of tho
Department of Agriculture, called upon this
gentleman for a copy of his recipe. Ho re
plied that his patent was founded upon a
sugar foundation mixed with a littlo honey
or- none at. all, and that oak leaves wero
boiled down to Impart the maple flavor so
Even honey in tho comb is no longer to bo
relied upon without one has great confidence
In his dealers, for patent combs nre rivaling
what was onco considered tho bee's only sure
recommendation to confidence. Thoreforo
most of tho potted honeys ono buys aro but
half honey, if it contains any real honey at all.
Fortunately, howover. bco culture fa much,
more general than it formerly was, and one
may hope soon to see prices come down to
moderate terms, when the real article will find
its way to the breakfast table oftencr than It
If ono knowingly oats an adulterated food
he Is not ipt to have that feeling of being im
posed upon which ho has when he finds that
he has not been eating what he gave his
money for, but tho ndulterated honey Is not
considered as harmful as are some of the
syrups, which aro more genoraliy used.
" Table syrup, outside of the favorite maple,
Is admired for its whiteness and clearness.
Natural syrups are made from thocane mo
lasses tho sugar or sorghum cane. Of this
latter kind it is mostly confined to domestic
manufacture and is not counted as an article
of commerce. The farmer raises cano for his
own uso or as a co-operative product, ono
man growing tho cane, tho other owning the
mill, exchanging it for the uso of the mill.
New Orleans molasses, when pure, is ono of
tho best nrticles for family use. While it does
not look so attractive as some of the refined
syrups, it Is more wholesome, and excellent in
certain kinds of cookery, such as molasses
c.iko "nd gingerbread. Occasionally even
this molasses will have a peculiar metallic
flavor, boarding upon an acid, which comes
from being boiled iucopperor brass caldrons
instead of tho old iron Kettle.
Maplo syrup, when pure, is most delicious
and generally liked by all, but It Is usually
held so high as to price that poor persons
cannot buy it. Hero tho manufactured
article, which claims to be as good or better
than tho original, comes to tho front.
Glacoso starch sugar and tho inferior
grades of sugar enter largely Into tho artificial
compound with certain acids, are used to
whiten or clear it, and havo no other quality
to recommend them.
Their flavor is sometimes owing to a very
small portion of mnplo sugar, or it may be the
leaves of shrubs or trees, which taste similar
to it when boiled down. Since children
cravo and really need sugar or sweets in some
form, it is worth a mother's while to consider
how to gie them such foods as will not In
jure the stomachs of their offspring.
Tho bread we eat contains n certain amount
of sugar after it has become a littlo stale.
The stomach, each individual's laboratory,
busies itself all day long to separate and dis
tribute the various substances taken into it as
food. It has to call upon tbo liver nnd kid
neys to help In this process, but a littlo Intel
ligence exercised by tho feeders of these
family machines would help to facilitate mat
ters. Tho best syrups to flavor tho morning
cakes is that which you might make yourself.
When breakfast is cooking, take a pint of
coffee sugar and wet it down with a half pint
of boiling water. Set it where it will slowly
come to n boil, nnd let it do so for Afteen
minutes, stirring frequently. Then put in a
bit of butter tho izo of a marble. Set aside
to cool. This is the cheapest and best syrup
known outside of pure maple or pure New
Children should not have too much sweet
ening, as the sugar, when more than enough
to satisfy nature's demand, "sours" nnd takes
its revenge on tbo teeth, causing premature
decay. The sweets most hurtful to the teeth
aro "store candles," which do look so tempt
ing. Tho adulterations in the candies beat
all tho rest. Plaster of Paris, cornstarch,
glue, mucilage, and all sorts of colors, es
pecially red and green, enter into their com
positlon, and more children have died from
disease caused by candy poisons than from
croup or diphtheria, as a certain physician
There aro pure candies for sale, and a little
care will soon enable a person to pick out
tho harmless from those loaded with troubles.
"White pulled taffy," made of either sugar or
molasses, is pure, and many of the sugar
wafers Uavored with lemon or peppermint
will do no harm if moderately used.
Little Tommy or Mollle should never havo
candy given them to "stop their crying."
nor should they havo the run of tho candy
box or bonbon plate. What aro mothers for
if notto judge what is best, foi their children
nnd to insist on their doing it according to
Homc-mado candies nro easily made, not
expensive, nnd there is no danger lurking in
them if high colors nro kept out and they are
used in moderation.
Children like to make taffy, nnd it is such a
harmless pleasure it ought to bo encouraged
a3 one of the occasional diversions to make
home lite pleasant. A good receipt for tnffy
Is: One teacup of Orleans molasses, one
cofTcecup of sugar, and ono-half a tcacupful
of vinegar. Put in n boiler together on a
brisk Are. Lot them boil until it strings.
Usually it will tako from twenty to thirty
minutes. Then put in a bit of soda the size
of a pea. Stir "thoroughly and try a little
dropped in cold water. Setoff to cool, and
pull as soon as it can be handled. There will
bo no adulteration with that, but a good deal
of fun for tho children, in which most
mothers would enjoy with a reflected pleasure.
Low -Necked Dresses at Eighrr.
Some years ago there was a famous old
beauty in one of tho southern capitals who
not only wore decollctto ball dresses at
eighty, but actually possessed the lovely neck
and arms which they require. She was most
innocently vain, and no wonder, for she was
immensely flattered, and her townspeople
valued her charms far above those of her
younger and more beautiful rivals. She had
a curious way of preparing for a ball, which
our modern fashionable women, with their
them, for they knew thoy had a fight to tho
death ahead of them, and they fully under
stood they would be dead or free lone before
any aid could ever reach them in that side
track of tho desert.
"Creep up tho trail, Maguire," said the
corporal, calmly. "I'll cover you and follow
you. Wo must hurry up, for they'll climb tho
hill down below and try and head us oil.
Our only chanco is to reach the pino and the
Maguiro nodded coolly, and simply said:
"Don't shoot in a hurry, corporal. Wo have
moro time then ammunition;" and he went up
tho trail swiftly, halting behind a bowlder.
Franklin caught a glimpse of tho Indians,
but only a glimpse, for their own safety was
of more Importance than tho capture of tho
soldiers. Tnat was only a question of time.
The corporal joined tho privato above, and
tbcn both started on a run for tho pine, amid
the yelling and firing of the Indians, who had
gained tho summit further down. Just a few
paces from their shelter Maguire staggered,
and as he caught him Franklin saw the blood
gushing from his breast over his gray shirt.
As the men struggled into tho shelter of the
rocks, tho wounded man pitched over dead
with a ball through his head, and Franklin
felt n hot, searing stroke on his cheek.
Grief nnd rage surged through Franklin's
breast, but he kept his head, and from behind
his rocky breastwork drove the Indians to
the shelter of tho cedars, 100 yards away.
His cheek-bone ached, and tho blood from his
wound dripped on his shirt; but. though pain
ful, ho kept watch upon his vigilant foe,
glancing betimes at his dead comradostretcbed
limply at bis side. Darkness camo, but his
steady watch was maintained, the strain being"
relieved by an occasional shot at his creeping
enemies, which made them chary of their
wary and desperato prey. Later the glare
down the pass told him that the Apaches
wero cc king and their vigilance relaxing.
They felt certain of theirprey and rould wait,
and it was evident only a few were left to
watch the trapped man. Then the big yellow
moon came up, flooding the valley and pass
with light, casting big shadows from tree and
bowlder, and illuminating tho space that sep
arated the trooper nnd tho Apaches.
Once he saw on Apacho flitting ghostlike
among the cedars to reach his flank; but
Franklin's shot and the Indian's yell dis
couraged .further attempt. The rocks below
and back of Franklin's position were burled
multitudinous engagements, would find dlffl
cult to emulate.
The morning before she proposed appear
ing in full regalia she would take a brisk
Walk and return in timo for n midday dinner,
after which she remnincd quiet with her work
until about 3 or 4 o'clock, when sho would re-'
tire to her bed. take a very hot ptisan to in
duce perspiration, nnd remain in bed (par
taking of some light refreshment nt the tea
hour) until it was timo to dress for her ball.
Then she would get up, take a bath and make
the most of her elaborate, toilet. All the
household regarded theso preparations in the
light of soiem rites, and would never have
dreamed of laughing at thorn or interfering
with them in any wav. Her appearance was
a trlumpn, never failing to excite tho greatest
admiration nnd adulation.
Tho Society of Washington Artists open
their fourth annual exhibition in Cosmos
Club to-morrow and will continue it until
The Cosmos Club house since its renova
tion is greatly impiovcd, and the pictures and
group of sculpture casts display to much better
advantage than ever before anywhere In the
In watercolor and pastels there are sixty
flvo pictures by not only such well-known
nrtlsts as W. H. Holmes, Miss Bertha E. Purie,
J. H. Moses, E. U. Miller. E. C. Messer, and
Parker Mann, but many of the younger aspir
ants for fame.
There are many ehoico pictures In the col
lection that will not foil to please and odd to
tho reputation of local workers.
Tho sculptures are arranged in a very
effective grouping on a raised dais In the
center oi tne water-color room.
Mr. Dunbar's reputation for portrait busts
Is well sustained bv the several specimens ho
exhibits, and his ability to happily blend the
Ideal with tho real Is seen in "Papa's Little
Theodore Mills presents n statue of Gen.
F. E. Spinner, which is a good likeness.
Mrs. Heideman gives a portrait in relief.
Mr. Nichols furnishes a portrait bust, and
Mr. II. J. Ellicott a bust of Mr. George M.
Dallas of heroic size, and an equestrian model
of Gen. Phil Sheridnn.
There aro 139 oil paintings in the larger
salon, nil by well-known artists or the mem
bers of tho Art League.
As the private view on Saturday given to
tho artists' friends and members of tho press,
it was impossible to get anything more than
a general Impression of the whole, as many
of tho pictures wero still unhung or being
hung by the committee.
Taken ns a whole, tho evidence of much
clsver and serious work was apparent, as was
also tbo marked improvement in the standard
of the work over previous exhibits.
Mr. E. C. Messer closed his exhibit at T. G.
Fischer's gallery, which has been running tho
past two weeks, on Saturday morning.
Mr Messer work won high praise from
artists and connoiseurs. nnd for tho times tho
sales were good. His large picture eatitlcd
"The Itlver lload" is sold, and Hon. Freder-,
ick Douglass is its owner. Mrs. John W. Pill
ing purchased the ono that seemed to please
the' popular taste best, "The Passing Gleam,"
and soveral of tho smaller pictures wero
Mr. Wills M. Sawyer will hold his collectlo n
of paintings on -view at Mr. Y. Tischer's for
ono week, beginning with to-morrow.
Mr. Sawyer spent his vacation last year
making studies of tbo picturesque in this
vicinity, nnd original treatment of former
studies augurs well for this.
Last year's Summer work forms a large
part of this exhibit. Mr. Sawyer was presi
part of tho Art League last year.
Miss Alice Archer Sewall, who furnishes n
portrait of her father nt tho exhibit of tho
Cosmos Club rooms, is a young woman of
Sho furnished an illustrated poem for the
Christmas number of Harper's Magazine, also
the illustrations for a recent article in tho
MiS3 Sewell is a young woman of pre-
Sossessing appearance, with brown balr and
ark eyes, full of intellectual flro and ex
pression. TRUE AND TRIED RECEIPTS.
Dbessiko ron a Salad. 'Beat two eggs,
white and yolks together. Take two table
spoonfuls of sugar, one half pint of vinegar,
ono teaspoonful of mustard, and mix
thoroughly; add one-halt teaspoonful of salt,
a sprinklo of pepper, and a tablespoonful of
butter. Put over tho flro nnd heat to boiling
point. Then draw from tho Are and stir in u
half coffee cup of new milk or cream. This
will keep in a tightly corked vessel for a
month. It is a good dressing for lettuce and
also for salmon, shredded and mixed with
chopped iettuee. A row of lettuce leaves,
small ones, should trim the edge of a flat
dish on which salmon salad is served
ScifroL-ontLs' Plain Cake. Take 2 eggs,
beat whites and yolks separately. Mix the
yolks with 1 and cups of coffee sugar and
1 heaping tablespoonful of .butter; add a
coffee cup of sweet milk or water, 4 a tea
spoonlul of powdered cinnamon, nnd tho
whites of tho eggs. Lastly, stir in 2 coffee
cups of sifted Hour nnd a heaping teaspoonful
of baking powder.
Fill between tho Layers with crabapplo or
grape jelly and bako In three jelly tins in a
quick oven. It a larger loaf cako is desired
double tho recipe all tho way through as to
Mr Popoveks When you havo tried them
they will be jour's as well. Beat three eggs,
whites nnd yolks separately, very light. Take
one pint of new milk and add. Stir in one
half teaspoonful of salt and three tablcspoons
fal of sifted flour.
While preparing tho popovers havo your
muffin rings or your cake griddle heating on
the stove until smoking Lot. Half All the
well-buttered rings with tho batter and bake
on the grate in the oven.
The hot griddle will insure a well-done bot
tom crust, and the popovers will rise twice tho
height of the rings and not spill a drop as a
It all depends upon having the batter thor
oughly mixed and a hot oven. They should
be spongy and light as a feather. Thoy aro
excellent for breakfast or a company lunch
eon, when ono's friends happen in unan
nounced. Conrisrt Cakes Aro almost, if not quite
as good as Ashballs, only tbo former aro
fried instead of being boiled in lard. Boll
one pound of codfish twenty minutes, chang-
in black shadows, made all the more dark by
the contrasting light, and the desperato man
determined to ienvo his trap and endeavor to
get round nnd back ot his foes in the mountains
in the darkness. To go out on the moonlit
valley back toward tho cavalry camp seemed
too madly hazardous even to a man in his
desperato dilemma; for he rightly imagined
that that when they learned ot his escape the
Indians would scourthe plain for their victim.
As a preliminary to his break he fired a:
couple oi shops haphazard at nis iocs, and nis
luck was rewarded by jells of rage from tho
Leaving this impression of vigilance, Frank
lin, took a lost look at his poor dead comrade,
and shuddering at tho thought of tho morrow's
outrage on that body ho dropped down from
tho bowlders among the black shadows, and
creeping as cautiously as a wolf worked down
and round tho position of the Indians. Ho
plunged into the woods parallel with tho
pas3 and worked toilsomely niong until ho
stood on the cliffs nbove the western end of
tho pass, looking toward the Tulerosa
mountains. Two precious hodrs wero lost
in searching for a trail to tho plain below,
but onco on tho plain he ran over tho level,
vaguely conscious of his direction, intent only
upon placing miles between himself and tho
Apaches. Tho gray dawn found him at the
baso of tho Sierras, many a long mile from
the San Bias pass, tired, hungry, thirsty
and lost He worked niong Into the woods,
and lay down In the shadow of a rock nnd
slept lie awoke unrefreshed and pushed on,
weak and hungry, but stout-hearted.
How cruelly hot was the sun, and how sore
and dizzy his wounded cheek rondo him! But
he trudged along sturdily over the dusty,
blistered, sun-cracked earth, keeping a sharp
eyo for danger, and vainly searching among
the arroyos and sun-baked rocks for water.
On and on he 'walked, up and down the
mountains, across the valleys, and hugging
the woods again, in a country that seemed at
once familiar and strange to him. Night
overtook him weary and hungry, with a
swollen face, a terrible thirst, and completely
worn out Tightening bis belt to stay his
craving stomach, he lay down among the
bowlders on the summit of tho range to sleep;
but sleep brought him oblivion without rest,
for thirst and his wound tortured him through
the weary night The stars faded out at last
and the burning tyrant of the day came once
more, and the tired, bloody-faced man started
lug tho water twice. Put on tho first timo In
cold water, to draw out superfluous salt.
When done, pick out all the bones and put
the fish into the chopping bowl and chop
very linn. Add four good sized white
jpotatoes, thoroughly washed, and ono well
beaten egg, ' sprinkle with pepper, and
mold out Into round, flat cakes with woll
flowerod hands. .Fry a delicate brown and
Lserve at onco. This recipe is enough for a
family of six, but it can bo halved or increased
for any sized family desired.
'It odds to the beauty of tho dish and
absorbs all tho fat to serve on a folded nap
kin under them in the meat disb.
Bacon and Diveh Calves' liver is much
moro tender and pnlatablo than beef liver. It
should llo in cold waterto draw all tho blood
ont before cooking. First havo six long, thin
strips of breakfast bacon frying in their own
fat over the Are. Flour the strips of liver nnd
put in tho frying pan, and let them cook until
brown. Tnen turn and cook until thoroughly
done, but not hard.
Wet up two spoonsful of flour in a half pint of
cold water, salt and pepper to taste, and when
the liver and bacon is taken up stir It in the
fat in tho frier for gravy. Pat tbo strips 'of
bacon nearest tho edges of the dish, und servo
the gravy in a separate dish.
BRECKINRIDGE AND DYOTT.
The Two Lady .Mashers Who Aro Now Per
haps Regretful ot Their Conduct.
Col. Breckinridge would not introduce tho
woman ho had ruined into hie own family.
He would never let her enter his houso or
meet his wife, whom ho was during all that
timo wronging a great deal more deeply. And
yet he did introduce her to another good
woman, Mrs. Blackburn, without apparent
scruple. This phaso of tbo case cannot but be
peculiarly repellant to men who nro moro or
iess truthful, and to women who try to believe
in men. We are told by Mr. Breckinridge
himself, with countless shameless repetl tions,
that ho did introduce his mistress to Mrs.
Blackburn as a respectable woman; that he
did tell her Miss Pollard-was a dear friend of
his; that ho did finally tell her that they were
to be married, nnd ask her to use her Influ
ence In Introducing her to her friends. Wo
nre told with tho same breath by tho gallant
Eentuckinn that Miss Pollard was not only
his mistress, but worse, tho worst. Whether
we believe this or not, ho wishes us to, and
he makes these two statements together.
Every day makes our opinion of Col. Breck
inridgo's character somewhat lower, and wo
aro beginning to wonder how much longer
tho trial will last; and to surmise if thero aro
any possibilities of depravity that he has not
encompassed, and wo havo not endured the
One moro point has been painfully evident
to every man who has attained his majority,
who reads Col. Breckinridge's evidence. If
the girl was as ho said, why should he have
been troubled about her? Why didn't he givo
her f 500 and tell her to go somewhere else?
How weak this Action of coercion is. What
woman of the town ever coerced a man?
Another shoo man is mixed up in a curious
way with this "Married How Often; or, tho
Shoe Man's Loves" mystery. Mr. Dyott has
been one of those frequent gilded creatures
on a small salary who prey on our very easy
Washington society. As yet we nre not told
that ho has wrecked nny Senatorial or Cab
inet homes, or even that a few daughters of
western Congressmen havo sent him pulsat
ing love letters. Ho has not been here quito
long enough for that, perhaps. -It has been
dono before so often by men of his class that
there cannot be any doubt that he could have
enjoyed such a career if ho had wished.
Mr. Dyott has been diligent, however. If In
a somewhat less exalted sphere than that ot
Shep White and the others. And this gilt nnd
guilt has cost money. Shoe Arms pay good
salaries, perhaps, but salaries are never suffi
cient for gilt and guilt. In this case Mr.
Dyott has not scrupled to use his Arm's
money, nnd, in nddition, ho has received
various sums from certain women. Tho
newspapers 6ay that one certain infatuated
creature gave him 6300. This I nm happily
able, to corroborate, with the added informa
tion that sho received it from another shoe
man, a Seventn street merchant, one of tho
largest; also she has been receiving money
from him regularly nnd paying it over to
Dyott Tho Capital.
From Brown's to Brown's.
"Wonderful country!" exclaimed the Kan
sas man; "why, when I moved out here it
was forty miles to Brown's, my nearest neigh
bors." "And how far is it to Brown's now?" put In
flhe eastern man. Life.
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wearily down the mountain toward the val
ley that looked so hazy and beautiful below.
Surely thero must be water down there,
cool, blessed water to moisten bis swollen
tongue and ease the pidn of his wounded
face, thatthrobbed like a pulse. The glaring,
staring hot sun beat down" on him with fierce
intensity, and his hot eyes saw everything In
a haze. Ho rested at tho foot of the mountain,
feeling in a vague way that ho must pull him
self together, and then ho started wearily
across the scorched and tortured plain where
the earth seemed to swim in the white glitter
of bitter alkali, whoso hot dust burned Into
his cracked, moistureless lips. God! How
that sun did blaze and glare! Was there any
water in tbo world? any cdol spot under these
Now Franklin began to speak aloud in a
strangely husky cracked voice as he stag
gered along over tho blisterciplaln, and his
headbegantc grow light nnd his eyes to sea
things that were not, and tho buzzards in the
nir aloft followed him with awful instinct as
ono doomed to add his contribution to tho
bleaching bones of the desert.
Night came at last, and the worn-out, tor
tured creature dropped to tho ground, to roll
and moan like a wounded beast and to
dream dreams of tho cool springs and brooks
back in the hills of New England. The
prowling skulkers of tho night came near and
sniffed nt him, only to fly at tho sound of his
strange husky moanings.
So the night went, and tho relentless sun
rose up once more to torture man and earth.
In a dim way, like a man drugged, he seemed
to know ho must push on, and he moved out
into the white heat of the plain, staggering
weakly, and waving tho gun he still clung to,
until his feet walked mechanically Into a
beaten trail that his eyes did not seo nor his
mind grasp. On and on ho staggered, grow
ing weaker and more indecisive, and then ha
dropped in the hot plain with a faint sighing
grasp and tho world slipped away from him.
And when the snows had whitened the
Sierras and had thrown tho mantle ot their
white charity over plain and mesa, canon and
arroyo, they fell like a benediction upon tho
pilo ot whiteninc bones that lay in the trail
in the Tulerosa valley, adding another mys
tery to the desert and indicating that another
man hod passed on in death to oblivion.
Kepublics are not ungrateful; they are busy.
Ours Is a businesslike republic, run-on busi
ness prinoinlM, and they Who follow tfcs
Rev. Sam Small,
"What We Should Do to Be Saved."
Scalo of Prices, 23, 50, 75, and tL
Box Office open to-day from 1 to 5.
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Tues. nnd Sat. Mat. l'Ben My Chree;" Wed.
Mat "The Stranger;" Wed, night, "Jack Saxtoa."
a tale ot tbo turf; Thura, "Hamlet;" fit
"Othello;" Sat night, "The Sliver King."
Next Week ROSE COOHLAN.
ACADEMY 25, 50, 75. and $L
Every Evening, Wed. and Sat Matinees.
CHARLES FKOHMANS COMEDIANS,
Original Company, in Gillette's Haster Comedy
Mr. Wilkinson's Widows.
Next Week JANE, with Jennie Yeamans.
A TETZEROTT MUSIC HALL,
Tuesday Evening, April 10, at 8,
Miss Kate Field
Prices: 50c, 75c, $1.00.
Seats now on sale at Metzerott's Music Store,
1110 F street northwest spG-St
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Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday eTery pni
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Admission 25 cents, children 15 cents.
Sunday, April 8, 1894,
(Every Sunday In April and May.)
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drnm and fight the battles of tha oonntxr
learn sooner or later that tha glory ot an
achievement must not obscure Its bnslnes
sido. Its debt and credit account with the
auditor In Washington.
When Corp. Franklin and Private Ma
guiro rode out Into the desert they carried
-with them certain government property borna
on the" accounts ot Capt. Bancroft, to. wit:
two troop horses, two saddles, two curb-bits,
bridles, and reins, two pairs of leather saddle
bags, two lariats, two picket pins, two nose
bags, two horse-blankets, two Sharp's car.
bins, two Remington revolving pistols, and
other uccouterments. Theso properties most
be accounted for satisfactorily or the sleep
less priest of red tape in Washington would
stop the captain's pay until satisfaction was
given, and then the captain's wile and babies
The death ot his men In action with Indians,
or their desertion, would cover the loss of
property and take it off Capt. Bancroft's ac
counts. It the men were killed in action, the
place where tho fight and death took: place
must be duly reported, with such particulars
as to Interment and so on as are customary In
the service. Poor captain! The bloodless
specter ot Red Tape stands between yoursensa
ot honor and your necessities, you cannot
believe that your two soldiers deserted; you
cannot prove that they fought and died. The
desert, like tho sea, never gives up ltr dead.
It is so simple and easy to affirm that tho men
deserted. The burden ot proving to the con
trary lies with them. The articles of warde
flno clearly the conditions that make a de
serter, and these two men were absent from,
the colors beyond the time laid down In the
regulations. Clearly they were deserters, and
as the government property went with them,
thieves. Deserters and thieves!
And so across the muster-rolls of company
E, of tho Twelfth cavalry, appeared the final
military record of the men who had perished
In the desert "Deserted in the field, en route
from CampBancroftloFort Wingate." While
the whitening bones in the desert will attest
the valor and glory of two dead and forgotten
heroes until they crumble to dust, the yellow
records In the temple of Bed Tape will tell to
some curious searcher of the future that
Henry C. Franklin and John Maguire were
deserters and thieves.
Is it not well that there is One who sees and
knows all? torso passeth tit (lor oi tka ,
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