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Sgtfa>/><is£±J==s<?=) Oi§Ee^o_/>^ MINISTER WU ON FOOD. HE COMMENDS AMERICA^* COOKING, BUT PREFERS CHINESE— AT THE IDEA OF EATING MICE. If ever Master Wu. who is one- of the ablest diplomats China has sent to the United States, should wish to leave the field of diplomacy there ■would b« many lines of effort open to such a versatile man, but if he could be Induced to enter I the world of Journalism he could Justly be rated t.3 the most adept interviewer of the century. He Invariably turns the tables on the enterprising _ young men n.nd women who are fortunate In ob taining an audience with him for 'he purpose of getting his views on some specific nubject. With Oriental wariness he Is chary about granting such Interviews, but once obtained, and the conversa tion started, he can ask more questions, pertinent, and sometimes to the American female mind Im pertinent, than any man of any nationality who has ever held so important a post In this country. To say that? Minister Wo has an Inquiring mind Is to express feebly the range of subjects upon •which he will request and obtain information from those with whom he comes In contact. Hia ques tions are subtle, keen, often astounding and fre quently humorous, for the Chinese Minister possee ees In a marked degree that heaven given gift, a sense of humor. Then, too, they are asked In per fect English, with scarcely a trace of accent, and with a somewhat peculiar selection of words to fit the thought and an unconscious interlarding of American slang, which is highly diverting. Minister Wu has been greatly in demand of late aa a public speaker, and has made the address at the graduating exercises of several institutions in various parts of the country this season. Where the graduates are young women, he Is always especially interested to find out what disposition they are going to make of the knowledge they have acquired, and never rests until he has minutely interrogated each one as to her plans, personal ana public. So engaging is his way of doing this that many a sweet girl graduate has confided to this wily diplomat the youthful hopes and nsplrations that are fermenting beneath the dainty lace and ribbons of her graduation gown. It is difficult for the Minister to pin himself down to one subject, so quickly • does his intelligence travel from on thine to another. Therefore, when 9- Tribune reporter went to see him yesterday to obtain Borne information on the subject of foods anij cookery, she came away with the knowledge that she had told the great Wu everything that she had ever known, and much that she had never thought of before. Just to keep up the American ■woman's reputation for "always being able to an ewer a question. In exchange, she was filled with the Minister's views on a variety of subjects, all the way from the shocking custom of wearing long gowns or. the street, to the possibility of a wom en ever occupying the Presidential chair. AT THE CHINESE LEGATION. The Chinese Legation is a house located In the most beautiful part of Washington, the Interior of which would delight the soul of every woman who loves artistic effects. The rooms are dressed for summer now. and no matter what the outside temperature might be. just to enter the great rooms, with their inlaid wood floors, refreshing green tints of papej and hangings, curious screens and flimsy draperies would ma,ke one's own temp erature fall several degrees. In no other house in this country are seen such specimens of the cunninsr handiwork of the Orientals. The contents of each room represent centuries of skilled labor and lndffatipabla purpose. The embroideries on pillows and divan covers t.ro magnificent in their art. Into the great drawing room comes Minister Wu whose personal appearance is very striking. He is a tall man, broad in proportion, with a. most in telligent face and magnificent teeth, which are fre quently seen to advantage in an attractive smile His eye lights up instantly at any little joke on the part either of his visitor or of himself. Hiu manners are cordial, and he shakes hands with an earnest ness that savors more of the English custom than the more flippant American style. When questioned as to how Chinese cookery com- X>ared with American oonkery in healthfulness and taste, the Minister said: COOKERY IN CHINA. "I think the manner in which Americans have their food prepared, and especially the way In which they eat their meats, is perhaps more healthful than ln China, but when it comes to a question of which tastes beet, there we have you. We would not be content to eat. fcr instance, a leg of mutton simply boiled With it we would have cooked some vegetable Which* would impart its flavor to the meat and have the whole dleh •- .lv m atoned and gutrfshed wttfc cucumber cr something of that %Srt £o with all of our meats. We would 5 not rare for th«*M cooked alone, as you enjoy then is we would not like such a 'preparation as\ coolant Ihm /-.v^ e wa ? 1 \ ar !fl y " We like plenty of oil and good thlnits mixed with our heavy dishes a "Porsonajly, I enjoy American cookery very wei!. 39, Dover Street, £> A f\J Tf IV 39, Dover Street, Mayfair, London, W. r^/\^ U 1 1M Mayfair, London, W. New and Choice Creations Each Desip Original ail for The Season now Mas Exclnsive, ail protafl is folW- PARIS and LONDON siuinltaneonsly. ■nerF, Gowns, Jackets, Lingerie, Tailor-la He Garments, Mantles. Every Parisian Novelty. EFFECTIVE IMPORTED COSTUMES. and am especially fond of certain of your dishes, but if I had to make a choice of one or the other method and forever after abide by it, I should select the Chinese mode, just because of that very variety of condiments -"vhich to me Is a lack in your cookinp. The French method of cookery Is more like the Chinese thaji any other, and our cooks have learned many cunning recipes from French chefs employed In treat 'houses in China. "I remember years ago. when a French chef was a novelty in China, a very celebrated one was Im ported by one of our Kreat men. One of his kitchen help was a remarkably bright young Chinese lad who quickly caught c>n to the Frenchman's tricks. In a short time ho was exceedingly proficient and knew as much of French cooking as did the French man, and could combine with ii his knowledge of how best H could be applied to meet the highest Chinese taste. Xow that Chinese boy is a much look up to man in his line. }Tr- employs many as sistants whom he has taught ar:d who find em ployment as cooks in large establishments. He per sonally goes about from one house to another, giv ing the final touch to special dishes which are to be served. SOME FAVORITE DISHES. "The diet differs in different parts of China, natu rally. More oil. for instance, will be used in pre» paring food In one part than in another. Certain dishes great favorites with the people of one lo cality will be unknown in another, but wherevpr one goes in China there is much variety In the preparation of whatever products of meat, vegeta bles or fruit are obtainable. Of course, the poorest people use rice a great oeaJ, It taking the place of bread In this country, but with it they have quan tles of fish, both salt and river fish, of which my countrymen are exceedingly fond. Then they have pork, and twice a month always special (• asts, at which chicken and other things not so regularly eaten are served. These feasts occur even with the very poorest classes, and at such times special drinks are prepared. The poor drink an excellent white wine made from rice, which is considered most healthful. The standard Chinese dish for the poor is therefore rice, and the standard drink for the poor is made from rice, but the standard is subject to many variations. "In the matter of fruit, for instance, we are away ahead of your country. We have all of your fruits, and many additional kinds. There was a time when strawberries were not common, but now they grow very well, and in quantities. We have fruit in it? perfection, and a variety known as Lai Chee, which is more delicious than any other that I ever tasted, and of which you know nothing unless you've travelled In <"hlna. You can get dried Lai Chee in England, but, of course, it is nothing compared to the fresh fruit. Our ginger la proverbial for its delicacy and the way we pre serve it. "The Chinese laborer, whether In the field, factory or shop, fares well In the matter of food. Every worker, is provided with good food by his master, and does not have to provide in that way for him self out of his own earnings. He eats in his mas ter's bouse! and of his master's food, which Is Berved to him In great abundance. If he has a family he looks after them out of his earnings. "The Chinese are not a nation given to drinking especially, but a little rice or other wine is served every evening, it being considered a proper and needed stimulant and a means of bettering the condition of the laborer, so that he gives increased service." When asked if there were any dietary laws con nected with the Confucian religion, particularly In relation to meats and their manner of cooking, Minister Wu replied: "Yes, Confucius did make such laws, but like cer tain laws along the same line in all countries and all religions, they have become obsolete, and except in rare Instances are not thought of or observed." "TINT MICE NOT EATEN." The Minister pooh-poohed the idea that tlnj young mice dipped in honey were considered deli cacies, and laughed away the suggestion that rodents were used as articles of food, saying that he never heard of such a thing. Replying to an Inquiry as to the choicest and daintiest dishes that can be served at a rich man's table in China he at once replied: "Bird's nest pcup and shark's fins. You cannot Imagine anything more delicious than shark's fins They are cooked In a certain manner with oil and &o prepared as to make a most palatable dish' and are always included in the menu of a specially fashionable dinner. "You ask if Chinese women are fond of sweets? Certainly, and bo are Chinese men. We are (i sweets loving nation, and no meal seems complete without some sweetmeat. The women hiElve the candy habit. Just as the women of this country and while they are not personal customers of the candy shops as are American women they are probably as profitable patrons, for they are con stantly sending their servants to buy whatever may be their favorite sweetmeat. Our women are not the purveyors for the homes us in this coun try—they do not go to market or make out the list of what is to be used. The servants do that but if there is some particular dish either master or mistress fancies having at a certain time the order is given, and the dish appears without fail In short, it peems to me, that summed up while your mode of cooking may be more conducive to good digestion according to rules of health ours ls the more palatable, and tho fact remains that we are an exceedingly healthy and long lived race and as yet have v.A suffered from the variety of food nd its preparation which is to be met" with throughout our kingdom." As Minister Wu is a cosmopolitan of the widest experience, and has eater, all kinds of food in all kinds of countries, his tribute to the methods of his own in this regard may be taken ar a Just and merited one. MEETING OF W. C. 7. U. IX SCOTLAND. Edinburgh. June a.— The World's Woman's • 'hristian Temperance Union proceedings to-day Included an impressive memorial service in honor of Frnnces WiHard. the former president of the American Woman's Christian T^mperanc,. I'nion. NEW- YOKE DAILY TRIBUNE. SUNDAY. JUNE 24. 1900. LETTER FROM THE PHILIPPINES. FIRST AMERICAN FLAG RAISED IN MA XAUAG WAS MADE BY THE NATIVES. Seven hundred American flag*, 4 by 6 feet, were recently sent by Lafayette Post No. 140, G. A. R., to the Philippine Islands. The following letter. In reply, has Just been received from Manaug: Manauag, Pangasinan, P. 1., April 28, 1900. Colonel Allan C. Bakewell. Commander of La fayette Post No. 140, Grand Army of the Repub Dear Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the rec< :pt of the beautiful American flag sent by your post u> the public school at Manauag. and it is with pleasure that I accept it :n the name of the Pres ident and other town officials and the nehool chil dren of Manauag. I trust that the C.ag may have the influence you desire In inducing the pupils and people to become good citizens. They are very proud of their flag, and appreciate your present. The flag was unfurled to the freezes for the flr.si time on April 2fi, In the presence of a large number of school boys and girls and other residents. Com pany i". uth United States Infantry, the garrison of the town, was drawn up in line and presented ami.« as the Bag was raised to the top of the staff, amid lusty cheers from tho boys and othe" natives, who removed their hats (those who had any) and remained uncovered while tho native band played "The Star Spangled Banner." I inclose herewith, as being of interest to you, a photograph taV.cn during the flag raising. There are two schools) in one here, one room for boya and one for girls and there are over three hundred children enrolled in the two schools, besides many more In the dmar t barrios or districts, who are unable to attend this school. About three hundred are studying Kngllsh, and some have done remarkably well, having completed a primary bonk, and are now studying a higher grade, and all sec-m to take a great ln^rest in it. Since you were sufficiently Interested to present the school here with a flag, I ajn sure you would be pleased to know something of the town and its in habitants. Manauag '.a situated on a small river about twelve milt-s east of Dagujan, the northern terminus of the orly railway on the island, and is on high ground, which never overflows. The church and convent are on a considerable hill over looking the town. The convent, which was for merly the abode of the Spanish Friars, is now used as quarters tor the American soldiers, and is a large, well built structure, capable or accommodat ing about rive hundred men. I have been here In command of this company (mostt of the time being the only officer) sine« November 26. just five months before the Hag wan raised nvr the school, though, of course, ire have ha.l a flag up In the town before; but be it said ;o the credit and loyalty of the town officials that the first flag that was raised here was one whose materials were nought and put together by them. This town, with its outlying uistrlcts, has a popu lation of about fifteen thousand, of whom prooably one hundred can speak a little Spanish; the others speak Pangasinan or Ilocana, two native dialects. In these islands tho rul« is thut the church and the convent constitute the town, and so here, the town proper, with the few houses adjacent to the church, has a population of probably one thousand. In one sense this ha . been the most important town In the Province of Pangasinan, as It Is the principal church town of the province, and It Is here that they keep the patron saint or the prov ince. It has been the custom during Lent for each town In the province to have a day Bet when everybody in the town makes an annual pilgrimage to the church at this town to receive a special blessing. Since the insurrection against the SpanlsN began, in lfc&ti. the custom has died out to a rertair* extent, and there were comparatively few visitors this fear This town has been fairly quiet since we cume here, but there are still a few small bands of ladrones who continue to harass the peaceful na tives and thwart our attempts to 'Inaugurate H reign of peace. A detachment of thirty men from this company recently went out and surprised a party of about seventy ladroaea, killed five of them, wounded sevl erai others and captured tbJrty stand of firearms and ii number of bolos. That lesson had a very salutary effect upon them. There can scarcely b«t said to be any organized resistance against us over here now, but I suppose these hands of ladrones will give us trouble for tome time to come. Thank ing you again for the flag, both for myself and in the name of the citizens of Manauag, I have the. honor to remain, sir. your most obedient servant, H. L. THRELKELD, First Lieutenant 13th United States Infantry. Commanding. Manauag, l'aiigaslnan. P. 1., April 28, 1900. IN CASES OF DROWNTNG. AN EXPERT DESCRIBES TWO EXCEL LENT WAYS TO RESUSCITATE VICTIMS. To restore the drowning no time should be lost In moving the patient or waiting for a doctor. To know what to do, and do it with all speed, may save a life that a minute's loss of time might lose. Many are the methods that have been employed, but the following two, riven by one who has r s cued many prrsons from the surf. ;m- sai.l to be the best: In the first place the operator places himself on his knees behind the patient's, bead, S4 i:es both of the patient's arms near the elbows, and sweeps them around horizontally and over the head, until they meet above It, when he gives them a strong pull, which he keeps up for one or two seconds. This effects an inspiration. He next returns the anas to the front surface of the chest, and makes a strong pressure against the lower ribs In order to force the air from the chest and produce a respira tion. This occupies about ft second of time. He repeats these, thus producing about twenty com plete acts of respiration in a minute, and keeps It up until natural breathing has been restored or it Is certain that life is extinct. By the second method the operator lays the pa tient on his back ana places ■ roll of cl< under tha loins, so as to make the short ribs b ilge prominently forward and raise them a little higher than th? level of the mouth The arm: are then stretched forcibly back over the head, crossed, and held In this position by an assistant, who also holds the tip of the tongue OTOI DM corner of the mouth, grasping it with a dry handkerchief. The ot»erator then kneels astride the patient's hips, and, with his hands resting- on the stomach of the patient, spreads out his fingers, so as to grasp the waist about the short ribs. He next throws all his weight steadily forward upon his hands, while at the same time he squeezes the ribs deeply, "as If he wished to force everything in the chest upward out of the mouth." This pressure Is continued while one. two. three, are slowly counted, when it Is suddenly removed with a final push, which springs the operator back to his first kneeling posi tion. After an interval, during which one. two. three are again slowly counted, the pressure is repeated, and the process continued as long as necessary. While either of these processes is going on, an other person, without in any way interrupting them, should cover the body with the best available thing at hand and remove the wet clothing as quickly as possible, loosening the garments under tne body and drawing them down over the feet. ' The body should then be gently slipped onto something dry and covered with a dry fabric, if the first has be come damp. Warmth Is to be secured by any means thai ingenuity may suggest. Hot bottles, plates, brlc*ks or stones, or even boards that have lain in the summei sun may be utilized. At the seashore there is plenty of hot sand and often plenty of baking hot bathing costumes. The body and limbs should he gently but constantly rubbed toward the heart, to help the blood in Ha labored circulation. A stimulant should be giver as soon as it can be swallowed— a nalf-teaspoonful of whiskey or brandy In two teaspoonfuls of hot water may be given every ten minutes until an ounce has been taken. As natural breathing begins to be attempted, it should be aided as much as possible by timing the artificial respirations to It. It may be stimulated by carefully applying smelling salts or ammonia to the nose, by slapping the, skin lightly but smartly or by dashing hot water upon the chest. Where It is available there is no stimulus to respiration better than that of n good faradlc battery, used so as to cans.' a reflex gobbing or deep breathing by the pain it causes. I.lttle by little natural breathing will take the place of tne artificial, but It must not be left unwatched for some tln-.e. Nothing but (linger from cold or pressing neces sity should prompt the removal of the patient from the place where he is being treated. Not until respiration is perfectly established should he be disturbed, if removal cannot be avoided, it must be effected with great care. After resuscitation, the n.itient shou'd be placed in a warm bed. being carefully carried to It with the head low, strict watch being kept meanwhile on the breathing lest the heart suddenly stop. Even though the natural breathing has not ceased all the steps just described should be carried out with the exception of artificial respiration. But this should be resorted to upon the first intimation that natural respiration Js falling. The cessation of tho pulse Rt the wrists must never be taken as art Tniifcation of death, aa life may be present where even an acute ear cannot detect the sound of the heart. Deep pressure with the linger ends Just br-lhw the lower end of the breastbone may sometimes reveal pulsation of the aorta or main irtery of the heart and body when It cannot be found anywhere else. Rr}fVER WORK OF CHRTSTOnORA PARTIES ARE SENT TO THE VACATION HOME AND THKRE ARE PLEASANT WEEKLY EXCURSIONS. The third anniversary of the opening of the Young Women's Settlement, known as Christodora Houfc, was celebrated last night at Webster Hall, No. 119 East Xleventh-st. The entire expense of the celebration. Including the large item of rental for the hall, was borne by the seven clubs belonging to the settlement, who also supplied part of the programme. In the ab sence of the society's president, Mrs. Margaret K. Sangster, the vice-president, Mrs. Timothy Gibson Sellew. occupied the chair. Other members of the Board of Directors on the platform were Miss Mary R. Green, William L. Sexton, Miss C. I Mac- Coll, Miss Edith Austin and the resident physician. Dr. Frieda M. Upper! The clubs formed In the lower hall and marched FLAG RAISING AT MANAUAG> P. I. The fla« is the gift of Lafayette Post No. 40, G. A. R. up the Mtalrs In double file, executing a simple march manoeuvre as they moved to their respective, divisions, designated by parasols of the different club colors In paper crepe. Miss Agnes Harding, lint vice-president of the first club formed in the settlement, three years ago, sang two songs that were received with hearty ap plause. The address of the evening was by Mornay Williams, who took "Culture" aa his theme, and made his audience feel the value of true culture in all the relations of life. Additional music was furnished by the clubs, and a report of the year's work was given by every club. The audience was limited only by the elze of the hall, as application for one thousand 'tickets had been made. The summer work of Chrlstodora House is purely social, and the outings are an Important feature. There is a summer cottage at Dalton, Mass., to which members of the club* are sent for two weeks in relays of ten. Par Men of children and women are taken on little excursions every week, and the pleasant and airy rooms, at No. 147 Avenue B, are open at all times. * 933 BROADWAY, 2 1ST AND 22D STS. J EVERYTHING FOR THE HAIR i 'EXCLUSIVE & OMGINAI CMMJTtOKS Uf STYUSO CO/FfISES Th- 9 NEWPORT COIL AND j> MARIE ANTOINETTE j| are nra<-!« of all Inn* natural wavy hair an<t will 0 always remain In curl ami r*a<iy to a/ljutt. Is a, be- () comlntr. stvli'h coiffure and a comfort, especially In 6 humid weather. m WIGS # 0 to cov»r all ■• part of the h»arl when of my icak* m ace the perfection of fit comfnrt. naturalness and J ttyie: they art- nnn-sl!pc!ncr an I nen-hinding. a IIMR nnESSIXO, VXVULATrSG SHAM- # poonrc, scalp treatment axi> m HAIR COI.ORISG. 0 Special Liquids Nos. 1 and i an Excellent Hair Grower and a Cure Against Dandruff. \ "g Pouilre Veloutlne and Fountain of Beauty Guarantee a Perfect Complexion. « a No Branches. No Agents. 4 GOOD CHEER. Have you had a kindness shown? Pass it or. 'Twas cot given for you alone Pass It en. Let It travel down the years. Let it wipe another's tears, Till in heaven the deed appears. Pass It on. THE DEAD BEE. Dead amid the dewy clover Lies a bonny little rover Who could shape his course afar Without compass, without star. Never more across the azure Shall he sail in search of treasure; Nevermore when day is gone, Home shall hie his galleon From the lonquil's golden chalice And the lily's ivory palace. And the violets' divine Cups of white and purple wine. Smile, smile on, thou faithless summer. To forget thine early comer Say, If thou hadst first departed Had he still been merry hearted? On the boughs in rapture swinging Gleefully the birds are singing. I. who mourn thee, little bee. Will pronounce thine elegy: Re it meetness or unmeetness. Thou didst garner up life's sweetness. Wiser than the sages wist: Earth has one less optimist. —(Alice Lena Cole in Century. A USEFUL PACKAGE. In a box received, which bore the name of R. F. Frank, there were several kinds of sunshine. A3 follows: Tennis racquets, a work basket, fancy box, silk quilt pieces, remnants of new ribbons, black and white laces, neckties, worsteds, magazines, etc. MISSION OF SUNSHINE. Scores of letters came to the general office last week expressing the pleasure derived from Sun shine gifts received. The dainty booklet sent to the member who Is amply able to procure all needful things Is just as much a ray of sunshine as Is the more> substantial gift to one in netxl. It is the thought that prompts the sending of the little token that gives it value. Through Tack of space It is Impossible to publish the names of those who offer to send brightness Into the lives at others, or the letters of gratitude acknowledging the same, but such is th.- power of reflected goodness that the blessing will remain always in the hearts of both the giver and the receiver. "If all the pity ami love untold Could scatter abroad their coins of gold. There would not be on th- whole earth One hungry heart or one wretched hearth. "Ilut. oh! If the kind words never said Could bloom Into flowers and spread and shed Their sweetness out on the common air The breath of heaven would be everywhere," WORK OF A ■UNIUiUra MEMBER. A pleasant letter has bee* received from the Rev. Willard H. Roots, a T. S. S. member of Washing ton, who is at present visiting his parents at his old bows in Arkansas. He writes: "I wear the T. S. 8. badge with pleasure and thankfulness for its bright light." In "The Spirit of Missions" an Interesting report MISS PHILLIPS. C»plllunri9t. falling hair, scalp diseaa«3. baMnns. »-IJL 2-4. M East 59Th. Consultation free. Book li> eta. Acker. Merrall 4 Condlt. sole agents for preparations. Is given of the good work done by Mr. Roots in his extended circuit in the State of Washington. His little log church in Chelan has been a centre of attraction for travellers through the frontier town for many months. The structure is in har mony with its surroundings. The logs were hewn from fir timber on the shores of Lake Chelan and rafted down to the town. The walla look the sane inside as out. and the lecturn, font and pulpit are also of logs. The church was built through the eo-operatloa of capital and labor. Friends In the East gave lib erally for the purchase of materials and superin tendence of construction, Willie time and labor v ere freely given by churchmen. Protestants. Romanists an! men of no religious pretension vhatever. who lived In Ch^lan ad vicinity. It is pleasant to remember that the library of the Sunday school of this unique church wa» aided by the gift of books from T. S. 3. members. WAIT. The clouds may be low over valley and hill, The voice of the ice fettered brooks may grow ■till; The snow may be deep in the pathway before. And winter may close on our hearts more and more. But winter must pass, and the darkness must fly. We can wait for the springtime; our hope cannot die. The briers may climb round the gate we would pass. With close twining tendrils, and rank growing grass. But what are the briers? They die while we watch And break from the hinges, and fall from the latch. Then, glad for our trial, we enter the portal. . We can wait to be happy; our life is imrr.o*;al. If earth's joy were delayed till we whispered, 'Too late!" If death touched our hands as they opened th« rite. If from springtime and gladness"our souls should be riven. Something brighter and better would wait us la heaven. —(Mabel Earl*. "There is nothfhg." says Plato, "so delightful as the hearing or speaking of truth." For this reason there is no conversation so agreeable as that of tha man of integrity, who hears without any intention to betray, and speaks without any intention to de ceive.— (Addison. Here's a pretty conceit, not often met with, by Horace Smith, only to be appreciated by one who habitually frequents the places where the Cowers grow: 'Neath cloistered bouehs each floral feel tha* swing, th. And toils its perfume on the passing air Make« Sabbath in the Melds and ever ringeth A call to prayer. —(Current Liter \fore. "STITCH IX TIME" BASKET. Mary Lowe Dickinson has good counsel to offer to her sisters who have the care of a household upon their shoulders. When th& clothing comes from the laundry, she says, consign such of It H hv^hi^- "l UU K CC hinl n time " to fte work b^ket. And that holds the spool and thread and tl little fcaske: in* m«I» i ce K Pf°lP f° l a w nd threa< * «nd the light ieiv \ng material, but a basket large enough to hold ?* ""fl" 1 -""^ work ~P«»«d or whifever ptecS SnmJJ.^ wo , rk ma >* be ot > hand- Never let an oloThlni* ,h WW 1"'"*1 "'"* * et , bac * Into th, clothing that is ready for service. And when th repairs have been made place th« fresh article at the bottom of its own pi!e. us!r? rhA nn» r T e *L ? cca * lon the articles on th top of the pile. * In this way none of th< clothin* will be ■Mowed to remain #in the drawer until it becomes ye low from lack of use. and the wear wffl b« about equal on all suits. One of our objects Is to !r*»3 well and at the same time avoid great acccmnla tlons of garments— too good to be thrown awar and not good enough for comfortable use. yet endured for economy's sake. Never fall into the mistake of supposing that It is of no Importance that any garments be E ;ce ex cept those worn in sight. Fineness of texture. datotiaess of trimmings- these can be dtep«BMd with but perfect cleanliness and perfect wholeness are indispensable. There is an tntansfbla ethical Influence or, as a * good country mother put it. There Is a sight of good manners comes Je*t with r^rV 9 r d k P M y children always bchav* bet ter in their beat clothes." She was ri«! The girl who "don t care what she put-, on" doesn't care for some other things that s.ie ought not to rorgei. . TO MAKE COXTERSATIOX. A little suggestion about place cards for a luncheon or dinner: Instead of having the r.aaes of the guests upon them, cards may be prepared by cutting pictures and letters from magarlr.es and newspapers and pasting them neatly and carefully to make some illustrated device, sentence or verse characteristic of the guest and th* occasion. Tht guests walk around the table seeking their places, ana the various cards are apt to put tt\«> company at once at ease and to be the source of a free aad general now of conversation, a thing so really hart to be sure of. If the company la one of intimate*, familiar with one another's affairs a very delightful and mirth provoking addition to the dessert, mar be made by having a surprise -skeleton story." It* subject matter should deal with the doings of th* various members of the company. The story U written complete except that no adjectives are used in the narrative, but as many places as posslM* are left blank for them. The company is then called upon to name adjectives In turn and ti» blank spaces are filled in. The completed tale is then read aloud, and wonderful and fearful the medley.— iSadid American, in the July Woman* Home Companion. DAUGHTERS OF I*l2. The Empire Society of the United States. Daubs ters of m held its last meeting on Tuesday at Delmonlco'a. Luncheon was followed by a pro gramme of vocal and instrumental music, and • report from the Uiennlal Convention at Milwaukee was read by thf delegate. Mrs. Geonje X Wood ward, with additional incidents related 'by ihe presi dent. Mrs. William Qmj Slade. Mrs. lid-nry C ur* 1 water, of Uoc.iester. read an historical i>ap«*r. The society voted to hoi i it* June meeting next year on the Im h of the month, the anniversary of the declaration of the war of ISI2 and to h*ve li an open air affair. There were a number of guests present, lnc'.ud ing Mrs. Tllllnghast. of Albany, ami Mr". Drock* wife of General Hrooke, now stationed at GO* ernor's Island. Mrs. Itrooke kindly consented V> give some of her personal experiences in Porto kko and Cuba, which were deeply interesting to tn* society. That this branch of the Daughters of l»' ' has nja crucial recognition bestowed upon it is evidenced V the special invitations h has received to attend t!» Columbia College commencement and the ceremo nies of th,> Prison Ship Martyrs in Brooklyn. »n J by the selection of Mrs. -'.a,!!- to the Executive Board of the American Flag Association.