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1U THE SCHOOLS.
&teratln Nfm Notea Irlnln( : 1o Kdacatlonal Affair. ) Alabama Is to raise the standard of tier normal school entrance require ments, says the New York Sun. The State Teachers' Association meeting In April was the largest ever, with more than 1,200 teachers registered. The , Alabama State law provides that 30 cents out of every 65 levied for taxes must be spent for education. At the meeting manual training, together Vlth Industrial education, was much emphasized, says the Journal of Edu cation of Boston. Congress refused United States Com missioner of Education Brown's re quest for $3,000 to study a certain phase of c hild life, but granted f 15,000 for a scientific study of clams. ! In elementary schools 96 per cent of the children of the United States are in coeducational schools; In second ary schools the proportion for co-education Is 95 per cent; of colleges and universities attended by men 68 per cent admit women. ' In the so-called "free high schools" tf Illinois 5,965 Illinois students pay private tuition. Boston appropriates $100,000 this year for public playgrounds. An official report In Chicago as to relative coat of school buildings of the same general character makes this es timate: Chicago, 15; St. Louis, 19; New York, 23; Boston, 25. The chltf causes of this difference are better buildings and better labor conditions. ' Both Indiana and, Colorado turned down the propositions to multiply nor mal schools. j In University Administration ex President Eliot says: "The bread and butter motive should not prevail In a university's professional school to any greater extent than It should prevail In a college. In both departments It )g reasonable for the Individual stu dent to keep In view the means of earning a livelihood, but In both alike the dominant motive should be the de sire to be serviceable and to be well equipped to give and to enjoy effective Service." ; Miami University, Ohio, has grad uated one President of the United Btates, seven Governors of States, three cabinet officers, seven United States Senators, Beven ambassadors, twenty-four Congressmen, one Speaker Of the House, thirty-one State Sena tors, sixty-fivo army officers, slxty-elx Federal and 8tate Judges and thirty tollege presidents, though her total graduation list Is less than 2,000. . In three years San Diego, Cal., has erected three large school buildings at a cost of $482,000, one of them, a building of twenty rooms, being the finest grammar school building in Cal ifornia. There is also a high school costing $220,000, besides additions to two other buildings, doubling their Capacity. ! Tulane University realized an en dowment fund of $1,000,000 last year. ! Boston University, according to Its pew year book, has an attendance of 1,514 in all Its departments. Of these 562 are men and 552 are women. The chief increases are In the college of liberal arts, the courses for teachers And the school of theology. THE JOINT SNAKE. tome Information from On Who la gar II Really Kuki, This department probably has no justness In the Joint snake symposium pow being conducted by the Lawrence Journal and Kansas City Star, but as neither the Journal nor the Star seems Io know much about the reptile, we lerewith tender some authoritative In formation. The Joint snake la a crawl ing thing, varying In length from six to fifteen Inches, and in its general Appearance more nearly resembles a jipard than a snake. In color It Is a dull yellow, with minute stripes of pea green, and its skin is glazed and trans parent, differing in that respect from fell true members of the snake family. There Is nothing In the theory that th joint snake flies to pieces when hit fflta a stick, and that It afterward craves about collecting and marshal ing in their proper order the dismem bered portions of its anatomy. This theory is at fictitious as one concern ing the disposition of the hoop snake to take its tall in its mouth and go rolling about the country. As a mat ter of fact, the Joint snake has but One Joint, located it a point two-thirds ,lhe length of Its lody, measuring from the head. Any sort of rough treat ment will dislocate this joint A hard blow from a stick directed at the prop er spot will do it Or the two sections Of the body may be separated by a simple twist of the wrist, which was 'esteemed the proper method when we were a boy. Dismemberment appar ently causes tco Joint snake no trouble or inconvenience, and produces no wound or contusion. When released the bead of the snake runs away and bides in the grass, its natural habi tat, leaving the caboose end to iu own 'devices, and it does not come back later and pick up the dismembered fragment. Whether the joint snake dies as a result of the treatment or 'grows a new tall and lives happily ever after U a matter la controversy which has never been satisfactorily set tled. The joint vnake is perfectly harm less, being equipped with no weapons either of offense or defense. The writ er, -who was reared in a Joint snake country, has carried them alive and wriggling in his pockets for hours at a time, Bearing tho women by suddenly releasing one In the bouse being es teemed a high form of sport and a su perlative quip in his neighborhood. -J. E. House, In the Topeka Capital. Koreatallrd, "Well, Mrs. Dennis, what are yoi going to give Pat for Christmas this year.'" Inquired the recipient of Mrs. Dmn'.-s' regular wash day visits, one day nt tho beginning of the fextul "D- ed thin, ma'am, I doa't know," repi'-ed Mrs. Pi'iinis, raising herself from Hie vaslitub and setting her dnpplng arms aldtnlio...- "I did be thin U in' I'd give hint a pair of panta, but, Lord bless ye, ma'fii, only lasj night didn't he come home wld a pair ,n." Success Magazine. TRAItP MURDERS FOUR TEESOKS South Iakota Father Shot Dead Wife, Daughter and Visitor Slain. J. W. Christie, a farmer, living near Rudolph, 9. D, his wifo, his daughter, aged IS yers, and a neighbor were murdered Saturday by a tramp, whose name Is not knowu. It Is supposed that the murdc was the result of an attempt to get a large sura of money supposed to have been In the Christie home. The murder was discovered when a neighbor went to the Christie home. Mr. Christie was milking a cow In bis barnyard Saturday morning when the unknown person approached him, and More he could make a sound shot him dead. The murderer hurried to the house and, finding Mrs. Christie and her daughter and a boy named Roy Maine, who was visiting at the house, prepared to fight him, he begnn firing. The first shots took effect, and the two women and the boy fell dead at the feet of the murderer. It Is supposed that the man who committed the crime was acquainted to a certain extent with the Christie family and their habits, for few peo ple knew that Christie was in the habit of keeping large sums of money in his house. It is believed that he had coin to the extent of several thou sands of dollars In his home at the time of the murder. Posses of farmers were Immediately organized and a hasty pursuit of the murderer was begun. ASSERTS BODY IS LEON UNO'S Man Who Knew Alleged Murderer of Miss Slgel Identifies Corpse. That the body of the Chinaman found In the Hudson River Is that of Leon Ling, alleged murderer of Miss Elsie Slgel, Is affirmed by a reporter who viewed the body In the Fordham morgue In New York. "This Is un doubtedly the body of Loon Ling," said ho. . "I knew him well at Fort George all last summer. He was run ning a pin game there. I recognize him particularly by his hair, and gen erally by his appearance. If I could see his teeth, which were very tine and regular, I could make this Iden tification doubly positive. I have no doubt that this la Ling." In tho effort to establish the iden tity fully, several other persons who knew Loon well were taken to the morgue to view the body. The height, weight, complexion and certain pecu liarities of physical appearance of tho dead man corresponded with those at tributed to Leon. The absence of clothing on the drowned man, except for a silk undershirt, was one of the baffling features of the case. Detective Van Wagener of Capt. Carey's staff took a boy who knew Ling to the morgue, but the lad said the body was not that of Ling. Be cause of the action of the water on the body the detectives believe the boy might be mistaken. MRS. TUCKER OBTAINS DIVORCE. Remarkably Brief Hearing Ends In the Entering of Decree. Mary Elizabeth Logan V Tucker, daughter of Gen. John A. Logan of Civil War fame, was granted an abso lute divorce Tuesday from Col. Will iam F. Tucker, U. S. A., retired, on the ground of desertion. Judge Barnes entered the decree in the Superior Court in Chicago. Mrs. Tucker was given the right to resume her maiden pame. The hearing was remarkably brief. Mrs. Tucker and her mother, Mrs. Logan, were the only witnesses. Iu lieu of alimony the former receiv ed real estate from the colonel said to be worth about $5,000. Col. Tucker was retired from active service last spring and given a pension of $3,750 a year. THREE ARE FINED FOR BRIBERY Colombo, Ohio, Jodve A aaWeeea Pen. a!tla la l'avlna; Scandal. Judge Klnkead of the Common Pleas Court in Columbus, Ohio, fined Nelson Cannon, former agent of the Trinidad Paving Company, of Cleveland, $500 on a plea of guilty of bribing mem bers of the board of public service in the East Broad street paving scandal. Arthur Beck, former assistant olty en gineer, was fined $200, and Henry Lang, former local manager of the company, was fined $500 for accept ing bribes. They pleaded guilty. The four lndlctmonta against M. F. Bra in lay , president of the company, for of fering a bribe, were nollled because he turned State's evidence. QUAKE SHOCKS ALARM COAST. Downlevllle, Cal., Healdenta Fear an Erapttoa of Mount Fillmore. For over a week earthquake shocks have been felt at Downlevtlle, Cal., every night and the residents of that part of Sierra county are getting un easy, as they fear an eruption of Mt Fillmore, which seems the center ot the disturbed area. Miners, fearing cave-Ins, are refusing to work under ground. A slight earthquake shock was felt at San Bernardino at 5:30 p. m. on Wednesday. No damage was done. The atmosphere was unusually heavy throughout the day with the thermo meter registering 105. Three Hart In I'lllnbortf Craahea. An 8-year-old newsboy, an 11-year-old office boy and a 48-year-old crippled man were all injured, probably fatally, by automobiles in Pittsburg. Only In one Instance, that of the newsboy, did the driver of the machine stop to find out how badly the victim had been hurt. The police made no arrests. l'aaaenaer V reeked On Killed. A Missouri Pacific passenger train was wrecked near Dodson, five miles east of Kansas City. Engineer G. P. Reed was killed and O. C. Smith, the fireman, severely Injured, but none of the passengers suffered more than slight bruises. Torpedo Hunt Illant llurla Fit. Five men of the trew of the torpedo boat Hull at the Mare Island navy yard, Vallejo, Cal., were Injured la an explosion aboard the vessel. It ll believed one man will die. Chicago, Journal. 9 REPORTED DEAD IN TORNADO. Scores Injured and Many Buildings Wrecked Near Nlles, N. D. Scores of persons were Injured and farm buildings within a radius of six teen miles were destroyed by a series of tornadoes which Bwept over Nlles. Benson County, N. D., Tuesday even ing. Unconfirmed reports from Leeds say eight persons were killed and a report was received from MInnewau kon that one woman was killed and a number were Injured, and that the town was destroyed. These reports cannot be verified, as wires are down. The twisters followed at Intervals of a few minutes. Between twenty and thirty farmhouses are wrecks and fif ty telegraph poles are snapped off. The six members of the family of Erlck Urness, near Nlles, were Injured and Mrs. Urness may not live. The yonng est child was found wrapped up In a bundle of barbed wire. DEATH RIDES RAIL WITH 663. In Three Month 2,084 Tralna Col lid and l,H4T,XO:l la Damage. An Increaso of 344 in the total of railroad casualties, but a decrease of sixty-five in the total of persons killed, as compared with the figures for the corresponding quarter last year is shown for the months of January, Feb ruary and March, 1909, by accident bulletin No. 31, issued by the inter state commerce commission In Wash ington, D. C. During the months named 6G3 persons were killed and 15,122 Injured. The number of collis ions was 1,042 and there were 1,242 derailments. Of these 168 collisions and 145 derailments affected passenger trains. The damage done by these ac cidents aggregated $1,847,202. Theodore Roosevelt has goM to Bo tlk to resume hunting. Dr. Theodore Barth, the leader of one of the radical parties in the Ger man relchutag. Is dead. King Alfonso of Spain, while play ing polo, fell from his horse. His ankle was sprained severely. The Venezuelan Government has purchased the American steamers Nan tieoke and Dispatch for government service on Lake Maracalbo, where they will compete with the private com pany which was granted a monopoly by CaBtro when he was President. in the old college town of Cam bridge. England, scientists from all parts of the world gathered to take part in the three days' celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin, the great evolutionist. There were 235 universities and learn ed bodies represented, thirty of which were American. The gift of all Amer ica was a bust of Darwin. In the British parliament Sir John Barlow, a Liberal member of the House of Commons, and a well known merchant, startled the country with the sensational suggestion that the Germans have established a depot of arms containing 60,000 MauBer rifles, in the center of London, together with 7.500,000 rounds of ammunition for the use of 66,000 trained German sol diers now employed In various capaci ties in England. Thirteen additional men have been hanged In public In Constantinople, having previously been found guilty of complicity In the revolutionary out break of April IS. Acting on representations made by Henry P. Fletcher, charge d'affaires of the American legation, China has agreed not to ratify tho foreign loan of $27,500,000 from British and Ger man and French bankers for the con struction of the Hunkow-Sze-Chuen Railroad. New arrangements will be made whereby American bankers may participate. i r jr ii Jt ITS TERRIBLY HOT IN THE SENATE CHAMBER. S.I I I S till T fSSsJsySSSSS I wwwww JSr )PINI0NJp SENATE VOTE ON TARIFF. Vote to adopt corporation tax: Yeas, 60; nays, 11. Vote to substitute corporation tax for Income tax: Yeas, 45; nays. 31. Vote to exempt educational, charita ble and religious corporations from provisions of tax: Yeas, 32; nays, 42. Vote exempting bonds from taxa tion: Yeas, 41; nays, 34. Following la a synopsis of the chief provisions of the corporation tax: Levies 2 per cent tax on net earnings of all corporations in the United States when the earnings are In excess of $.. 000 a year, that amount being exempt. Requires all corporations, no matter how large or small their earnings may be, to make reports to the government annually, fully setting forth character of business, capital employed and the full amount of net earnings. All reports thus furnished the gov ernment will be regarded as confiden tial, unless there Is reason to believe that deception is being practiced to escape taxation. Federal Investigation of books will be made whenever there is reason to believe false reports are being made. Penalties are provided for the fur nishing of false reports. All of the machinery relating to the collection, remission and refund of In ternal revenue taxes is made applic able to the corporation tax, and the responsibility for the enforcement of the proposed law rests with the com missioner of internal revenue In the same manner as other taxes. Every latitude is given to concerns subject to the tax for the exemption of. expenses, cost of maintenance, the depreciation of property, debts and the Interest thereon. Bonds of all corporations, when Is sued In amounts less than the total stock Issue, are espressly exempted from taxation. ONE KILLED, FOUR HURT IN AUTO Machine Overtnrna at the Curb When It I Shifted to Avoid Man. Thomas B. McEnroe, a New York policeman, was killed instantly and four other men were injured, one fa tally, when an automobile In which they were riding was overturned while on the way to Coney Island. The car bad been borrowed for tin trip by George Olney. It was goln at high speed, when a passenger stepped from a trolley car directly In front of it A sudden twist of the steering wheel to avoid bitting the passenger sent the automobile skidding against a curb, the oar was overturned and its occu pants thrown out or pinned under It Olney disappeared after the crash. VICTIM OF SOLDIER DEAD. Captain John C. Raymond, Shot br Corporal floecamba to Wonada. Captain John C. Raymond of the Second Cavalry, Fort Des Moines, died Thursday after lingering between life and death since he was shot by Cor poral Lisle Crabtree at the army poet there three weeks ago. The shooting followed a reprimand given Crabtree for staying In the city longer than the time allowed him. Sergeant James Washburn and Corporal Such, who were shot at the same time, recovered. Crabtree is in the guardhouse at Fort Des Moines. Ilnrla Dumb at Crowd, A dynamite bomb thrown Into the midst of a crowd surrounding a street vender In Woonsocket, R. I., injured nine persons, one of whom will die. The bomb thrower was not arrested and the cause ot the throwing of the missile Is a mystery. Woman 81aln Ilaaband Held. The mutilated body of Mrs. James Lucas, of Elm Grove, W. Va., was found In a creek. The woman's hus band and three other men are being detained by the police pending an in vestigation. Aatl-Claarell Law Jolted. The new Washington State law for bidding cigarette smoking was jolted hard when Police Judge Mann of Spo kane, dismissed two prisoners, holding that the statute does not state what, a cigarette is . mmns t Work of Co nsress If HTii"l""l !""" L I FOURTH'S DEATH TOLL SMALLER Saner Celebration Brings Twelve Less Fatalities than in 1908. More rigid laws and the growth 6f public sentiment for a sane celebra tion of the Fourth have had their re sult all over the country in reducing the number of killed and wounded In the annual holiday. Full returns of the two-day celebra tion this year show a falling off In the number of killed of twelve from the record of 1908. There were forty four fatalities reported at 2 o'clock Tuesday morning, as against fifty-six at the same time last year. A more careful enumeration of the accidents by the police of the larger cities and the extending of the count to the smaller towns caused an appar ent Increase In the list of Injured. Figures showed 2,361 injured through out tho country, as against 1,899 In 1908. There also was n Increase In the fire losses caused by the celebration this year, the total reported being $734,575, as against $257,960 In 1908. The greater part of this increase in the loss Is accounted for, however, by a single fire In Spokane, Wash., which destroyed property to the value of $350,000. FROZEN IN ICE PLANT. Ohlown Enter Cold Storase Room from San Shock Klllav Froznn to death In his own Ice plant was the fate of Morris Grosh, 48 years old, of Lockland, Ohio. Grosh had been working outside his plant and the heat, which was over 100 degrees, became unbearable. He walked into the engine room and later into a cold storage room. The sudden change in temperature was too great a shock. He fell to the floor of the room and was found dead two hours later. A physician was called and pronounced him frozen to death. Dally racing for New York is now practically assured. The St. Paul ball team is to have the finest park in the American league. Arthur Reuber has been elected ath letic director and coach, of the North Dakota Agricultural College. Belentl, the Carlisle Indian who was tried out by the Athletics and turned over to Kelly, has joined the St. Paul ball team. Johnny Coulon, bantam champion, and the veteran trainer, George Sld dela, have gone to Fox Lake, Wis., for the summer. Jimmle Kelly, a familiar figure in boxing circles and widely known as a trainer and handler of pugilists, died suddenly in Chicago. Johnny Hayes, winner of the Olym pic Marathon, after running nine miles of a twenty-mile match race in Kan sas City with John Svanberg of Swe den, was seized with a cramp and was forced to retire. Alice D. Mermed of St. Louis, by breaking 100 straight targets, won the amateur championship in the thirty second tournament and "registered" shoot of the Missouri State Sports men's Game and Fish Protective League. Stony McGlynu, the veteran twlrler of the Milwaukee team, leads the A. A. pitchers in shutouts, having five to his credit. The spring meeting of the West chester Racing Association at Bel mont Park, established the fact that racing is convalescing In th most satisfactory way. ' Sir Thomas Lipton is getting rest less again and thoughts ot the Amer ica's cup still resting here have set him talking about another challenge. His hope now rests in the four-leaved shamrock Idea. It might brlnjc. lusJs. " Income tax was practically the only subject, and Senators 'Cummins of Iowa and Borah of Idaho the only speakers before the Senate Wednes day. Mr. Borah was not heard until toward the close of the day's session, when the Iowa Senator yielded the floor, which he had held since the pre' vlous day. He took for his text the declaration made by Senator Aldrlch to the effect that he would vote for the corporation tax amendment only as a means of defeating the Income tax, and, without resorting to person alltles, he criticised tho position of the chairman of the finance commit tee, who had presented the corporation tax amendment to tho Senate. Mr, Cummins also paid his respects to Mr Aldrlch on account of his avowal. Ths House was not In session. But for objection from Sr.iatqr Bulkeley tho Senate would probably have come to an agreement to vote the next Tuesday on the entire income tax amendment to the tariff bill. Senator Bulkeley is opposed to the amendment, and as he expects to be out of the city Tuesday he would not consent to have a vote taken at that time. There were several speeches for and against the measure, Mr. Borah concluding his ar gument begun Wednesday. Mr. Root advocated the corporation tax, Mr Clapp and Mr. Owen the income tax and Senator Flint and several others made Incidental remarks. The House met, approved the journal, listened to Chaplain CouderVa prayer, received a routine message from the President declined to consider a bridge bill brought up by Representative Hobson of Alabama, and adjourned within twelve minutes. " "" The corporation tax amendment was made an Integral part of the pending tariff bill Friday bv a vote of 59 to 11. The test vote came earlier on the substitution of the corporation tax for the Income tax. and on this the vote stood 45 to 31. The debate was sharp at times, but with Mr. Aldrlch back from His brief vacation and in full con trol the result was never In serious doubt. Among the speakers were Hey burn, Hughes, Cummins. Newlands Rayner, Brandegee, Root and Aldrlch. The House was not in session. The maximum provisions of the tar iff bill were adopted by the Senate Saturday by a vote of 36 to 18. The final action upon this amendment came at the close of a day devoted to a live ly discussion of the proposed retalia tory measure that brought out a great variety of views as to the advisabil ity of enacting such legislation. The provisions of this measure will go into effect March 31, 1910, and ninety days must elapse before a President's proo lamatlon applying the maximum duty of 25 per cent ad valorem in addition to other duties provided in the bill will be operative. The duty on tea and coffee as provided In the amend' tnent originally reported by the com' mlttee was stricken out with the as sent of the finance committee. The House was not in session. The Senate Monday adopted tht Brown resolution providing for the submission of the income tax amend' ment to State legislatures. Senator Rayner made a fight against the cus toms court feature of the administra tive amendment. He declared that the court would be found to be unconsti tutlonal because, while dealing with Questions at common law, it makes no provision for trial by Jury, which very suitor under common law has-a right to demand. The provision, after being defended by Republican lawyers, was accepted without division, but not until It had been amended in accord ance with Rayner's suggestion to ex clude criminal cases from its opera tion. There was only a small part of the membership present . when the House met. Chaplain Couden offered a prayer expressing patriotism appro priate to the day. A message from the President recommending an approprla tlon to pay the claim of a subject of Montenegro, for the loss of certain property in Texas, in 1865, was read and referred to the committee on ap propriations. At 12:10 the House ad Journed until Thursday. NOTES OF CURRENT EVENTS. There was a deluge of small perch in Harlem street, New York, when fire men cleaned out the hydrants. Many children carried home the live perch in pails of water. Every school child In New York City will receive an official number next October, so that all may be iden tified quickly by the police, who, under a new law, are truant officers of the city. The appointment of Viscount Ara suke Sone to be resident-general of Korea for Japan has been announced in Tokyo. Simultaneously, Prince Ito was named president of the privy council. Opening a Bible which bad been un touched since It was given to him by a spinster Bister at her death thirty flva years ago, Stephen Marsh of New York found $4,867.30 in currency as be was preparing to start for Denver. Believing that his life would be saved it he reached California, Thomas Noonan, a consumptive, 20 years old, stowed himself away with ten days' supply of food In an automobile that was being shipped from Cleveland, but was found by an inspector. Eugene Dorsey, one of four negroes charged with the killing of Walter F. Schultz, a Chicago artist, was con victed of murder in the first degree at Alexandria, Va. Irving Hames, 14 years old, twice circled the 13th school grounds in Los Angeles, Cal., In an aeroplane of his own Invention. The boy reached a height of twenty-five feet A telegram has been received at the Harvard College observatory from Zaccheus Daniel of the Princeton ob servatory, stating that a comet was discovered by him June H Sonr Milk Glnaerbread. Put Into a bowl a half-cup of sugar, a half-cup of molasses and a half-cup of sour milk, add a level teaspoonful of baking powder dissolved In a little hot water. Mix together one and one half cups of flour, one-half teaspoonful each of cloves, salt, ginger and cinna mon and add this to the liquid mix ture. Mix well, add a half-cup of beet drippings, melted, and If desired, one beaten egg. The egg makes the bread more delicate, but It is good without it. Bake In a shallow pan for twenty or twenty-five minutes' in a moderate oven. Swee; Hill rickle. Soak four-inch long cucumbers In brind" for twenty-four hours. Have on the stove two kettles one containing three parts water and one part vine gar, with a teaspoonful of alum, the other holding cider vinegar Bweetened to taste. Cut the cucumbers In half, place them In the first kettle and let them boll up; put them Into the sec ond kettle and boll until nearly ten der. Pack the cucumbers In fruit jars and put over each Jar about a half Inch of dill stalk, leaves and seed, and pour in the vinegar and Beal. Devilled Ebkb. Boil a sufficient quantity of eg?s hard; when cold, peal and dip first into beaten raw egg, next into oil, and roll them la salt and a small quantity of cayenne. Make a little tray by twisting up the corners of half a sheet of oiled writing paper, place the eggs in it, put on a gridiron over a clear fire and shake it about until the eggs are quite hot. Meanwhilo prepare equal quantities of olive oil and chut ney sauce around them, garnish with parsley and serve. Daffodil Poddlna;. One cupful of butter, one-half cup ful of granulated sugar, a cupful of milk, three level cupfuls of flour, in whtch is thoroughly mixed three tea Bpounfulg of baking powder, one-half cupful of finely chopped citron and the same of tmall, seedless raisins and a teaspoonful of cinnamon. Whip the. mixtnre until as light as possible, pour into Individual pudding dishes and steam for one-half hour. Serve with a rich lemon sauco. Coffee Cake. One cupful of sugar sifted with one and ona-fourth cupfuls of flour, one half teaspoonful of soda, and one tea spoonful of cream of tartar. Sift all together. In a cup put one-fourth cup ful of butter; place on stove till melt ed. Whfin it boils up break into it two egga. Quickly remove from fire and fill cup with milk. Stir into flour, etc. Flavor with almond or vanilla and bake Jn quick oven. IlMilinra; Sandwlchea. Run round steak through a meat grinder and add salt and pepper to taste. A little grated onion may be added if liked. Make Into very thin cakes and fry a good brown In butter and drippings. Very lightly butter thin slices of bread and put the cakes between them. If liked, the cakes may be made at home and fried on the grounds. . Griddle Frylnw. For some kinds of frying the grid d'e Is better and has less tendency to grease than the frying pan. Among other things, potato cakes browned on a hot greased griddle are speclallj crlsp and delicious. Soar Milk DUcolt. One quart flour, two heaping tea spoons baking powder, one-half tea spoon salt, scant teaspoon soda, two spoonfuls of melted lard, sour milk to make a soft dough. Short Sosraeatlona. Buying olive oil by the gallon Is ont case of economy. To cover the pan In which fish Is cooking will make the flesh soft Serving but two vegetables at din ner is as fashionable as it is economi cal. Cheap cuts of meat can be served: palatably in stews and croquettes. After trimming, turn the wick of a lamp below the burner or the oil will ooze. Dried lemon peel sprinkled over coals will destroy any disagreeable odor about the house. To make luminous paint,' mix a small quantity ot calcium sulphide with ordlnay white paint. Paperhanger's paste is made by ad ding a teaspoonful of powdered alum to every pound ot flour. A glazier's knife will be found an excellent thing with which to scrape and clean the bottom of pans and ket tles. Much time is saved if paper linings for cake pans are cut in quantities and kept ready for Instant use In a dustproof box with tight lid. A little muriatic acid added to the rinsing water after a blue and white fiber rug Is scrubbed with soap and water will help to restore the color. A clean cloth dipped in hot water, then a saucer of bran, will speedily clean white paint without injury. Th soft bran acts like soap on the dirt. The easiest way to clean a cereal cooker is to turn it upside down In a pan of boiling water and steam it until the sticky mass Is soft and loos ened from the sides ot the pan. , A good silence cloth for the dining table can be made with a double thick ness of white flannel laid with the soft side on the Inside and quilted on the machine; edge with a binding ot white tape. A sticky cake or bread pan should net be cleaned with a knife or any thing which will scratch the surface and make sticking more probable thereafter. For this reason the crust of bread often advised as a cleaner if most desirable.