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< Trade Mark on Bottles tains Many Beautiful Things. p.- ?i !'-s beins: the most delidooi, healthful and economical table Han?-e made. Alpha Salad Cream prevents another feature which is worthy of con sideration. The trademark on the bottle?the lobster and the Rirl? Is worth money, and is re deemed by the manufacturers. the II. J. Blodgett Company, Boston. Mass., and your choice of many beautiful premiums jriven in return. Without this inducement Alpha Salad Cream easily comnien Is J?*elf to th" table of every family in the country en account of it* own superior merits, but when ?'i^h things as pillow tops, dolls, children's knives, forks and spoons are given away, absolutely with out cost, it stands to reason that Alpha Salad Cream should be given the preference over every other table sauce. Semi your name to the al?ove mentioned address f..r a fr?e premium and recipe book. After once lining Alpha Salad Cream a meal without It Is as tame a* a meal without bread. For all kinds of oalads. fish, meats, beans, etc., it is great. Every body can eat it. itecause it contains no oil. and it never grows stale or loses its wholesome flavor. At all grocers. ABSOLUTELY and rich with the m.i?st nourishing ami strengthening qualities ? Culmlbaclhier BEER. the best Beer brewed. It's a pl- r-.^ant and refreshing beverage for summer a great thirst quencher. 24 pts. for $1.15. Delivered in unlet tered wagons. Washington Brewery Co., 4tli & F Sts. X.E. 'Phone East 254. jy ll^s.tnAth-36 iiiHr*"" ? nAvna mis t Trade Mark ! AreSAFE:i, * ^ ? AO POISON ^ * is used in the enamel # Send for (Mir New Booklet Showing WHY. 0 A full ::<sortni?-i;r of thes?- g<M>ds for sale # bv fill the lending I?KI*A!tTMEXT and # norsK fi kmsiiim; stoicks. ? Lalance & Grosjean Mfg. Co. . m;\v viiiiK. b<isti'.\, 1 hii ago. ;~x-<-x~x~x~x-x~x-x~x~x-x held in high esteem ?by cooks and house wives who have won success in baking. "Ceres'' Flour is noted for its high degree of quality and purity. It is the one flour that is recognized as best by all who know good flour. "Ceres" Flour is the perfect product of the finest wheat that's grown. It proves its superiority under both scientific and practical tests. * Y X *!* ? A*?k your grocer f..r "Ceres" Flour aid refuse sufculllulta. Gait & Co., J Wholesalers, 1st and lnd. Ave. x~xk~x~xk-xk~xkkkk~x-xk~x> Wm. M. RUBBER BANDS. They Are Largely Taking the Place of String. Fr iti tli?- Philadelphia l'resa. Th> elastic band is gradually sup<rseding string. The use of the handy rubber r*:? > has been growing steadily for the past f- w y< ars. and this season's sale Is < xpected to break all records. The price 1 as been lowered, on account of Increased facility if production, and now. for fasten lr.g small packages, the bands save money as well as time. A local dealer said yesterday:? "We expect to sell at least twice as many bands this year as we did last year. Krnm this store alone go tons of them. I have figures that will startle you. Take the No. 8 band, ".he one used by druggists and jewel ? rs for small packages. We sold fully 3, <??? pounds of those last year. There are !?<??> of th-m to the pound, therefore, we sent oat -T.'??>.<?*? of this size last sea son. Suppose they were opened out and tied together. Allowing half an Inch for tying, we would have Inches, or more than 4o!? miles of rubber, for the | bands are an Inch and a half long when opened out. "A band will stretch five times its length easily, so that our string could b? made to cover U.tH.'i miles. Or, In other words, jrou could stretch the line along a perfectly straiKht railroad track and starting at one end ride for a day and a half at sixty miles an hour before you would reach the other. Double that estimate for IMA!, and remember. those figures are for one sire only, and for but onj store In the city, then you may be able to get an Idea r>f the elastic rings used in Philadelphia and vlctn ltv. Yhey come in all sizes, from the tiny ?election ring.' so called from its use around bunches of ballets, to the heavy hands running twelve to the pound. They are used in various ways. Large stores send in orders for from 500 to l.ouu pounds. And women come In for half an ounce for hair curlers. In the latter case a simple device of rubber and hairpins takes the place of a patent curler, is Just as effective and costs one-hundredth as much." ? By Proxy. Vr>the Philadelphia Press. Ascum?"You look wretched this morning, old man. What's the matter?" Nupop?"I,ung trouble." Ascum?"Gracious: What's the matter With your lungs?" Nupop?"Nothing, but the baby was exer dalng his all night." Table and Kitchen. Refinement In the Choice of Food Elements. In t-uch food substances as may be term ed the luxuries of life we are far richer than any other nation. This over-Indul gence of nature has borne the same fruits that follow the same weakness exhibited on the part of the too Indulgent mothers who allow their children to gratify their unsatiable appetites for whatever pleases the'r fancy. Unbridled license In eating and disregard for hygienic laws generally has made our food riches more of a curse than a blessing in the past. Now, how ever, we are studying how to readjust things so that while the question of feeding her family will not, as one woman writer com plains. take so much of woman's valuable time and thought and hold her in bondage of drudgery and a slave to her kitchen. It will nevertheless receive the intelligent at tention and direction of the mistress and be regarded in the true light of its impor tance, Not as a means to gratify the mere desire and pleasures the animal feels In feeding on its own particular kind of food, but as the true basis upon which we must depend in order to make these human bodies tit temples wherein the higher and lnUllectual part may broaden and grow. It Is a question as to who is the greater en emy to progress toward a higher plane of living the supposedly intelligent woman (unfortunately it is usually a woman) who scorns the t thical Imporlance of eating, and insists that it is a calling that should be regulated to the lowest order In the labor scale, or the man (anil in this case it is usually a mani who degrades this impor tant function to mere gluttony or question of financial gain. Fortunately there is a happy medium of well balanced and prop erly f< <1 people who have the clear wisdom that only the absolutely healthy mind and body can obtain, and these insist that as , the natural law governing life has placed the higher part which we call the intellect- ' ual in the tangible and natural guardian- ! ship of what we call the body and subject j in a great measure to the influences of this J material part, how much we can readily estimate by watching the retl? x action of physical upon the mental and spiritual; it matters much as to the true and greater development of the higher part of the in telligent being upon what the body as well [ as mind is fid. The ignorant abuse and misinterpretation of nature's intentions by the educated is I most scarcely understandable. As even the j most casual observation will prove that ; nature guards the appetite and severely punishes those who infringe upon her pro tective laws or interfere with her wise pur pose by going beyond her simple require ments in the matter of eating. Interchangeable Foods. In selecting foods to form a mixed diet, the work is rendered easier by the fact that there are several foods which appear to be largely interchangeable. For exam ple, fats and carbohydrates seem to serve the same purpose in the body, although the fat yields two and a fourth times the en ergy supplied by the carbohydrates. Then itgain, among the carbohydrates, sugar may be employed to take the place of starch in c< rtain circumstances when the starches cannot be digested with ease or sufficient rapidity; thus?for Infants the supply of carbohydrates is obtained from sugar of milk or lactose, which though having about the same composition as cane sugar, is not so sweet. The presence of this milk sugar makes milk difficult to keep sweet in ex treme hot weather, unless great care is ob served; as it is readily acted upon by cer tain minute plants, better known as bacte ria. which cause decomposition, forming lactic acid, which curds the milk. Comparing the value of sugar and starches, an ordinary lump of granulated table sugar (cane) has about the same im portance as an ounce of potato starch. In comparative value two and a half quarts of milk, skimmed, will give the same food value and contain nearly the same amount of proteid possessed by a pound of beef steak. Similarity Between Meat and Legumes. It Is especially Interesting to know to what extent these seeds may bt used as substitutes for meat. Peas, beans, lentils and seeds of other leguminous plants con tain as much proteid matter &s meat, the chief difference in their composition being the substitution of carbohydrates for fats in meat. Thus the flesh and vegetable foods are supplementary, or may be sub stituted one for the other. The fresh grown legumes being far better adapted for hot weather dietary than meats, and the dried seeds equally as well fitted for tak;ng its place In winter. Different Needs of Different Bodies. Food taken into the body is supposed to serve two distinct purposes?to rebuild that part o? the body which has. through its activity, been used up, and to provide a new supply of fuel. The old Idea that the distinction between the nitrogenous and non-nitroger.ous foods in the work performed by them in tlis body is now considered an erroneous one. Pro telds, fats and carbohydrates are all tissue formers and the production of heat is not a separate phenomenon due to the lata ar.d carbohydrates, but the natural and neces sary result of the oxidation and the con stant wasting of the substance of the mus cl s and tissues. Therefore all may be said to be tissue builders and heat producers, as the presence of all three in the body ure necessary to the same end. However, it it. ist be fully understood that some classes of foods are more suitable for ctrtain con ditl >ns in life than others; occupation and location having much to do with a suitable selection. Fats are essential in cold cli mates, while the sugars, in moderate j amount, ar^ better in hot countries, and of j gr it assistance at such times when gr?-at I muscular labor is required. The craving must growing children display for sugar, if | the child is full of the natural restless ac- ! tlvity of youth, is a natural demanl for a food suitable for Its condition. People of sedentary habits require a large proportion of proteid. Distinction Between Foods. Among vegetables the potato, turnip, car rot, beet root. etc.. are considered true foods, while cabbage, lettuce, tomatoes and egg plant, along with apples, oranges, ber ries, etc., are chiefly valuable on account of the mineral salts and organic acids? citric, malic and tartaric acids? they con tain. Bananas are fruits that hold rank with foods in the true sense of the word. The seed plants, which include the cereals and legumes, are well-known members of the true food class. The purpose of food is so simple that but a little study would make the problem of what to eat clear to the understanding of a child. The foods to be selected are those which supply the ele ments which the body ejects as waste pro ducts of Its activity. These foods are to be found in the following table: Nutrients?Proteids. fats, carbohydrates and mineral matters, the refuse?water. These will give a diet as mixed and varied as necessary If proper combinations are studied. And for economy and considera tions of health a mixed diet is advisable. In warm weather It is more rational to ! vary the diet, limiting the number of dishes to but one substantial, if necessary, than to attempt to go without eating, as it is very Important, to keep up the strength, which will resist the frequent and sudden changes and maintain health through the most try ing we^thA. Tomato Soup With Orange. A little touch of acid in the soup is grate ful it: hot weather. Mak a plain tomato soup, and when serv.njC add a few thin slices of thin sklniK ? rather tart orange to each plate. Cucumber Soup. Pare thrte good-sized cucumbers and two onions, cut them in slices crosswise. Cover with a pint of boiling water and simmer slowly until soft, adding more water if needed. Rub the vegetables through a sieve, pressing hard to obtain as much ol the pulp as possible, using the water in which vegetables were boiled to soften the pulp. Return to fire. Put a pint of milk and a pint of clear stock in double boiler to heat. Rub two level tablespoonfuls of butter and two of flour to a smooth paste and stir into the liquid. Stir until smooth and creamy, then add the vegetable pulp and water. Season to taste with salt and pepper and a little nutmeg if you like and cook five minutes and serve with croutons. Tomato Toast. This makes a nice breakfast dish Instead of meat. Slice firm, ripe tomatoes wlthoi4 peeling them; season each slice -with salt, pepper and a slight sprinkling of sugar; dust with flour or bread crumbs and try la a little butter or oil until a crisp rich brown on both sides. Have made ready some round slices of whole wheat bread toasted and slightly moistened with a little hot water. Lay a slice of the tomato on each round of toast and place where It will keep hot while you make a sauce. Measure the fat left from cooking: the tomatoes, and to every two level tablespoonfuls add same amount of flour and stir smooth, then add a cup of milk and stir and cook until it bolls 1 up thick; season to taste with salt and pepper and pour over the tomatoes; garnish with parsley and serve. Thin, crisp slices of bacon may be served with this dish for additional relish. Scrambled Eggs and Tomatoes. Peel and cut up a pint of ripe tomatoes; put them Into a saucepan or your chafing dish pan and cook until they are soft. Add a tablespoonful of butter and salt, pepper and cayenne to taste. Add two beaten eggs and stir and cook until the eggs are the consistency of scrambled eggs. Have hot toast slices ready and serve at once before it separates. Mushrooms a la Poulette. Wash a quart of mushrooms free from grit and after skimming them look over carefully; breaking off the stems, examine the separated part, as they are frequently wormy, especially in wet, damp weather, and this is a frequent cause of illness from eating mushrooms that are prepared for the table by a careless cook. Stew the mush rooms tender with a generous amount of butter and a very little water to start them. Season to taste with salt and pepper; add a little cream beaten with the yolks of two eggs and cook a few minutes longer until sauce is creamy. Then serve at once. Fruit Salad. Select the quantity of cherries needed, using the Morellos. Stem them and care fully remove the stones with a quill in or der not to spoil the shape of the fruit. Drain the cherries and chill thoroughly. Arrange the white, crisp leaves of head lettuce to represent two or three little cups, the stem ends togetht r. Dress the cherries with oli. lemon juice and a tiny pinch of salt and till the lettuce cups with them; heap a ta blespoonful of whipped cream on top of each portion and decorate with halves of English walnuts. This is dainty and deli cious. Raspberry Cream. Put a pint of raspberries in a dish and sprinkle very lightly with powdered sugar and let stand in a cold place for an hour. Put half a box of gelatine to soak in enough cold milk to cover for twenty minutes, then dissolve with a cup of hot milk and two tablespoonfuls of granulated sugar; as soon as sugar and gelatine are dissolved strain and set aside to cool. Press the sugar and berries through a sieve and add the cool gelatine mixture to the berries. Flavor a cup of good cream with half a teaspoonful of vanilla and whip to a dry, stiff frotli, then whisk it lightly into other mixture and turn into a border mold and set on lee to harden. When ready to serve, turn out of mold and till the hollow center with sweetened and chilled raspberries. The gelatine may be omitted and the re maining mixture put in a mold and packed in ice and salt and frozen. In this case make the berries sweeter. Menus. SUNDAY. BREAKFAST. Raisin Brown Bread, Chilled Mixed Fruits, Creamed Mushrooms on Toast, Grilled Tomatoes, Rolls, Coffee. DINNER. Iced Tomato Bouillon. Cold Pressed Chicken, Cucumber Mayonnaise Sauce, Macaroni au Gratin, Cherry Salad, Frozen Coffee Cream. SUPPER. Tomatoes Stuffed with Crab Meat, Mayonnaise, Orange Cream Cake, Lemonade. MONDAY. BREAKFAST. Cereal. Cold, with Fruit, Thin Slices of Ham, Broiled, Creamed Potatoes, Toast, Coffee. LUNCH. Egg Canada. Potato Salad, Brown Bread, Fruit, Lemon Ice. DINNER. Broiled Steak. New Potatoes, String Beans, Cucumber and Tomato Salad, Frozen Fruit, Orange Cake, Coffee. TUESDAY. BREAKFAST. Sugar Mixed Fruits, Cereal, cold. Whipped Cream, Fried Egg Plant, Bacon, Cucumbers, Corn Pone, Coffee LUNCH. Egg Cutlets. Cream Sauce, Fruit Roly Poly, Lemonade, DINNER. load Bouillon. Fried Chicken, Rice, Stewed Tomatoes, Cold Slaw Sugared Fruit, Plain Cake, Coffee. HOU5E= OLD INTS ou We housekeepers are too apt to think of ur vocation as embodying much that is simple, trivial, petty?a daily round of "pot tering," "no account" duties that has noth ing to show for it at set of sun. "I have worked so1 hard all day," sighs one tired woman, "and it seems to me I haven't accomplished a single thing." "A galley slave life," groans another, "rising up and sitting down, doing the same things over and over again, with no prospect of ever getting through." Courage, sisters! "Tedious Iteration" there may be. The same dishes to wash three times a day. The same tangled curls to brush and dirty little faces and hands to bathe and kiss each night and morning. The same lamps to fill, vegetables to pre pare, floors to sweep,' rooms to dust, In sects to circumvent, table to set, cooky jar to fill, day in and day out. The same linen to make sweet and clean, and comfortable every week. The same stockings to mend, tears to darn, little garments to make and keep in order, month after month. But these are not trivial tasks. Upon their faithful, loving performances rests that most beautiful superstructure, the happy, well-ordered home, which Beecher says should be an ovation to the memory sing ing to all our after life melodies and har monies of old remembered joys. Let us then magnify our office, realizing that with this end in view, what might otherwise be drudgery, becomes but a part of the divine plan. There is a growing understanding of the fact that to some derangement of the di gestive organs may be traced half the mal adies that flesh Is heir to. If the stomach attends strictly to Its own duties, there Is hope for a weak heart, a torpid liver, a laboring lung, a diseased kidney. If the stomach fails, the whole body collapses. Up-to-date physicians are now making a special study of that Important organ, and preparing dietaries to suit Individual cases. An eminent specialist in Washington, who has been signally successful with his pa tients, gave this menu lately to a man whose trouble came from a lack of gastric juice. His directions were: "For poor di gestion eat little and often." At 8 a.m.?A cup of cocoa, to which a pinch of powdered white oak bark dissolved In a little water was added, a saccharine tablet to sweeten, toast and butter; one and one-half ounces scraped beef broiled, lean flsh or cold meat. No salted ham. 10:30 a.m.?One cup rice, oatmeal or bar ley water or buckwheat cooked in broth. No salt. 1 p.m.?Farina, rice, thick pea or huck berry soup; two to three ounces of lean, tender meat or the same amount of fish; butter gravies permitted; cream or sea soned gravies forbidden; two to three ounces of mashed potatoes without milk; other vegetables mashed or put through a puree sieve; custard or blanc mange made with yolk of egg. Only fruit allowed? huckleberry or cranberry Jelly. Beverages ?huckleberry wine, Burgundy or Bordeaux. 4 p.m.?Tea yith milk, sweetened with saccharine or cocoa with a pinch of white oak bark; toast and butter or swelback 7,p'm,T?aKtmrL ice or tap,oca soup made with beef broth or strained barley water; two ounces cold or warm meat toast and butter; glass of huckleberry wine or claret. 0 p.m.?Glass of hot tea with claret or huckleberry lemonade made of huckleberry Jelly and hot water. Things strictly for bidden were: Sugar cake, candy salt or beer, organic acids, aweet, white or spar kling wines, milk, Ice water, fruit Ice or Iced drinks. The huckleberry, of which the good doc tor makes so much, grows wild In various parts of the world, from the woods of Maine and the pastures of the granite state to the tangled chaparal of the Pacific slope, from the braes of Scotland to the oak forests of Servla and fertile plains of Hungary. The blueberry is probably the best fruit of this family to serve on the table or in cake, biscuit or puddings, but any member of Its tribe Is worthy of appreciation. When great-great-grandmother was a tiny maj,j blueberries, with bread and milk, eaten from her little pewter porringer, formed the wholesome supper on which she throve and grew apace. And there is nothing more delicious. Blueberry biscuit was and Is a dainty that is "too good for any save very honest folks." Add a cup of blueberries to the ordinary baking powder tea biscuit, made from a quart of flour, three heaping teaspoonfuls of baking powder, a large teaspoonful of butter, and two scant cups of sweet milk. Make the biscuit ns soft as possible and with as little handling and bake in a quick oven. These are delicious for luncheon or tea. The berries should be washed, dried and rolled In flour before adding them to the Sough. Equally delightful puffs and muffins suit ed to breakfast or tea may be made with huckleberries as the prime factor. To make graham huckleberry puffs beat the yolk of a l:irge egg. Add to it a half teaspoonful of salt and one cupful of milk nixing thoroughly. Beat in gradually three fourths cupful wheat flour, a cup anil a ialf of graham flour, one cup ice cold milk ir water, and one-half cupful washed and loured liuckelberries. When smooth and 'oamy fold in the stiffly beaten white of :he egg. Have the muffin irons hot. fill ibout one-third full of the batter and bake n a hot oven for abput twenty minutes. Another way of using the berry is in pan cakes. Sour milk is best for them, although sweet milk and baking powder will answer, [t is a good idea to make the batter of lour and sour mik in the evening; let it stand over night, adding the soda, i.erries salt and eggs, if you nso them, in the morn ng. To make them, sift together two cup 'uls sifted flour and two scant cups of sour milk; beat well. In the morning stir n one teaspoonful of soda, a teaspoonful if salt, two cupfuls huckleberries dredged with flour, and the yolks of two well-beaten "ggs. If thf> batter seems too thin, add a ittle more flour and fold in the stiffly beaten whites. Bake on a hot griddle well "greased. These cakes may lie made without eggs, ind will be the more tender. And now a real old-fashioned Tndian huckleberry pudding, such as you rarely find outside New England. Mix together two quarts of warm milk, three-fourths cup finely chopped suet, two tablespoons mo lasses, a half teaspoonful of soda, a tea spoon of salt and enough Indian meal to make a stiff batter. Add at the last two eggs, whites and yolks beaten separately. Find a quart of huckleberries dredged with flour. Boil for two and one-half hours in a buttered bag or mold, never allowing the water to stop boiling, and serve hot with foamy sauce. Huckleberries would make a delicate and nourishing dessert for an invalid. Cook the huckleberries with a little water until the skins are "mushy." Strain, sweeten to taste, thicken with a little flour or corn starch. turn into a mold and set away on the ice to harden. Serve with whipped cream, if cream is allowed, though it is very palatable without any sauce. Blackberry mold Is made in the same way for an invalid, only the blackberries need not be strained. Blueberry Ice cream is another treat at this season. To make it. use one quart of cream, one cupful of sugar, one teaspoonful vanilla, extract, and one quart of fine ripe blueberries. Freeze the cream for fifteen or twenty minutes, remove the beater and stir in the berries. Pack and let it stand an hour or more before serving. If all women starting on a journey realized that the porter was held resopnsible for each shortage in sheets, pillow cases and towels there would not be so large a deficit In his monthly pay. "Last month was the first time in two years that I received my full pay," said a Pullman porter recently during a transcontinental trip. "I s'pose women think they're beating the railroad company when they walk off with the tow els, but every cent of it comes out of the porter's wages, and when he only gets $'J0 a month that seems a good deal to lose." A pretty garnish to use with lish is made by slicing a lemon crosswise in very thin slices, then powdering each piece with fine-cut parsley. This is not a pleasant theme to touch upon, but much may be forgiven to one who has recently passed the trying ordeal of having a rat die under the floor. Search for the Inconsiderate rodent was unavail ing for several hours, and It seemed as if the whole house would have to be torn down to find the malodrous cause of our woe. "Wait," said an Englishman, who happened In. "until I go to the butcher's and get some blue-bottle flies, then I'll locate the beast for you." We waited. In an hour he was back with three or four flics in a bottle. These he liberated in the room, having first taken the precaution to close doors and windows. In a few mo ments the flies settled down in one spot on the floor. "Take up that board," said the Briton, "and you'll find your rat." The board was lifted, and there sure enough was the long sought rat. She was a woman who knew how to turn herself in an emergency. They were going to have a shortcake for dinner, and there were Invited guests. The berries did not come until about half an hour before dinner, and full half of them were crushed and spoiled. She thought a mo ment, and went on stirring up a plain cake batter. "What are you going to do?" I asked, for as soon as the cake went into the oven she was stirring up a cream tilling of flour, milk, eggs and flavoring, the cakes were baked, the cream was cooked, cooled and spread between the a 'a^'er ?f the good berries crowned the whole. A pitcher of thick country cream passed with each slice of moist, delicate, fruited cake made a delicious dessert out of what most of us might have deemed a failure. Nome's Town Criers. Correspondence of the Seattle Times. Here comes a "spiehler!" You don't knew what a "spiehler" is? Well, it's a species popular to Nome, and would perish in any other clime. H^, is the town crier. At the beginning of ttie season there was only one of him. and he paid $100 license, and received $1 ah hour for his services. Like all other eaftjily things, It was too good to last. A 'Committee of prominent citizens, pro tern., waited upon "his honor, ' and the license was cut in half. Thereafter the "spiehler" grew and flour ished like a green bay ,tree, and when six or eight entered the contest, each with a different tale to,.unf<jld, thereby It be came kinked and -reached our ears some thing like this: , falling tonight; tonight for Seattle and the outside, the fast sailing schooner L,ouise. She is fifty feet long and?will tell your past, present and future, get you out of all your troubles and?a better bill or rare cannot be found, as the Lawrence ^ hfSeJ-t rnak'ng a specialty of its 6 o'clock J -if , "?te served with?a fine collection hear skins, Ivory and totem poles the corner of Barracks Square?tickets ?.n i? at "le Union ticket office at $40 with one eye out and a slight limp in the left hind foot.. They were last seen n?aJ"- e Standard oil works. A reward , j ls offered for their return to the? wonderful female orchestra at the grand opening tonight, where free drinks will be sailing tonight, tonight?with one eye? Past, present and future." A New Sword Metal. From the London Globo. The Austrian government has. It ls said, decided to arm several cavalry regiments with swords made of a new metal named Ma^?ailum' whifh is asserted to combine tne lightness of aluminum with the strength and flexibility of steel. Hurry Up! Take 5 cents to the grocer's and Say ZuZu There never was a Ginger Snap like it. NATIONAL BISCUIT COMPANY Ginger Snips are kept frech and good in the In-er-seal Package. ART NOTES. A collection of rare old books and bind ings has just been placed on exhibition in the northwest gallery of the Library of Congress which is of extraordinary interest from an artistic as well as a literary stand point, for the volumes have been arranged chronologically according to date of publi cation and therefore afford an opportunity to observe the progress made during the llrst three centuries in both printing and the art of illustration. This collection comprises books of early travels and voyages. Bibles, Incunabula, sermons, tracts, etc., newspapers, both American and foreign, and volumes from the Franklin press. be sides early romances and rare first editions of famous works. Two cases are given up exclusively to an exhibition of bindings which embraces some of the best examples of the bookbinder's art produced in England, France, Germany, Holland, Spain and Italy from the m dd'.e of the sixteenth to the close of the eight eenth century. Among these is a little vol ume bound by Le Gascon in 15S2, which bears the arms of Vil'lars, archbishop of Vienna, on its cover, and ante-dating this , some twelve years is a rich edition of "Ia Rime Spiritual!," belonging to the library of the great Foscarini, I")oge of Venice. The style of most of these ancient bindings is ! armorial, their cover designs being com posed of a narrow conventional border and the insigr.a of either the owner or the ruler during whose reign they were bound. There is a dignity and fitness in the simplicity and neatness of these bindings from which some of the publishers of the present day might glean a helpful lesson. The cover to a Roman missal dated 1G6H is an txoeption to this rule of simplrc ity, as it is an example of the most elab orate binding done in that early period. In the same case with this missal is a huge blank book evidently intended for the safe keeping of engravings, which is marked with the arms of Louis XIV and must therefore date back beyond 1717. From the Eve Brothers' bindery, an example is shown marked 15C!t and from the Oxford press comes one stamped 1724. A German hymnal of 171)8 is housed in a velvet binding which is well nigh covered by an elaborate silver filigree device and a little book bound in Dordrecht in 1750 wears a curious cover of fish skin and is ornamented with silver-gilt clasps chased with cupids. Besides these there are examples of early Lyonnaise painted binding (1551), early Venetian inter laced binding (1520), Beardini stamped bind ing (15.'i7) and Armenian binding of 1720. All are in excellent state of preservation and even the colors of most are apparently little faded. These, with but three or four exceptions, have been loaned by Mr. A. J. Parsons, director of the print department I of the library, from his own private col lection. Next to this exhibit are the cases contain ing the collection of oriental books and ! bindings recently presented to the Library of Congress by Mr. Rochill. which are in- j teresting to study in connection with these as they were produced during identically the same centuries. As to the illustrations in the section given i over to rare first editions there is a copy of the first folio edition of Shakespeare's works, published in Kili't. which has as a I frontispiece a portrait of the poet engraved by Martin Droeshout which comes as near being an authentic likeness probably as any in existence. So rare ineleed is this and all other portraits of Shakespeare made either during or shortly after his lifetime that they are now almost unattainable, and when changing owners command fabu- j lous prices. There is also a first edition of Chaucer, published in 154:5. which shows a wondrously queer pictorial title page. The original Robinson Crusoe is also there cut in wood, by which method a book of romances written by Nicolas Chretien, in 1550, is likewise oddly illustrated. The evo lution of the graphic art is indeed admirably j shown in this exhibition, and it is some what surprising to note how it sprang into j existence almost simultaneously with the in vention of printing. In one of the first books I printed in Nuremburg with a date a etuaint old pictureof Noah'sark is to be found, from which one might suppose the toy man must have made his first model. I.uther's Bible, printed in Zurich in 1524, shows a profusion of coir.plioateel wood cuts after the Durer methrel of confuseel composition, and the Cranmer and later e-ditions give a variety of renderings of the same themes. The Franklin press was meager in its use of illustrations, but among the books of travel one again meets with a profusion of pictures and maps, most of which are highly imagi native. The entire collection has been arranged with great care and discrimination, so that it will prove of unusual interest to the general public as well as to artists and scholars. * * * Miss Alice M. Reading has just completed a portrait of the late Henry Herbert Baleh, esq., of eastern Maryland which is excellent in color and has been pronounced an ad mirable likeness. Miss Reading has spent much time lately out of doors making studies of horses, work which she finds most interesting. * * The annual closing exhibition of the Washington School of Design was post poned until fall in order to include in it the work done by the students during the vacation months. Miss Rynex, the director, Is spending the summer at Front Royal, Va., where she is doing some decorative en signs In burnt wood and making some out of-door sketches. * * * From Boston we hear that R. F. Brooks of that city has completed in his Paris studio the casts for the bronze statues of Charles Carroll of Carrollton anel John Hanson, by which Maryland is to be repre sented in the statuary hall at the Capitol. The Maryland legislature appropriated $24, 000 for these statues in ISDN and it is be lieved that they will arrive in ihis city be fore the opening of the nexv session of Congress. The sculptor purposes exhibiting the casts in the next Salon. * * * The well-known French painter. J. F. Raffaelli, claims to have invented a new form of paint which, combining the good eiualities of both oils and pastels, should prove an iaf-al medium. M. Kaffaelli exhib ited his invention a short time ago to a number of artists in his own studio, paint ing before them a small plotu.-e with the odd little sticks which was 3aid to c'.osely resemble a work in oils ar.d to be nighly successful. IX indeed this new medium be Why Not Rest. Oon't spend your precious lime standing over a stove making soup. You don't save anything. Anderson's twenty UOc. soups including Tomato Soup is cheaper, quicker?you can have the kind you want the minute you want it?more comfortable, more everytlhing=n5ce than soup made at home. Your grocer refunds your io^ cents if you don't like them. We pay him. Anderson Food Co., Camden, N. J.?E. E. Harding & Co., Agent*. 6?2 I'a. ave. n w.. Washington. It Croft's Sss Cocoa The finest cocoa, the biggest package, full clear to the top, and one teaspoonful goes as far as any other. |f|| CROFTS 'BY SWISS MILK t CO C 0/1 C1IOFT & AL!,EN CO.. Sinker*. Pbil.dOuL* all that is claimed for it it will produce Quite a revolution in the art world, as it is the first invention of the Kind that has been made since the Van E\ cks introduced tlie present foim of oil colors some 400 \ears ago. * * * The Worcester Museum of Art Is holding a summer exhibition of paintings selected from last season's prominent annuals. Wil ton Lockwood's portrait of John LaFarge is there, as well as Miss Beaux's likeness of Mrs. Stokes* Benson's "Girl With the Gold Fan." Thomas Eakin's "Louis Hi-nton, esq.," and other equally important can vases that made the rounds last winter. Some fourteen Worcester artists are ex hibitors and their work is said to make a very creditable Fhowing. Prizes of $300 and $200 are to be awarded by a jury of artists to the two best paintings and the trustees of the museum have announced their intention of purchasing a number of the canvases included in the catalogue for thtir permanent collection. Persons on their way either to or from Boston who have not seen last year's shows would un doubtedly find it quite worth while to stop over a train or two to see this exhibition. * * * The recent announcement that the School of the Academy of Design in New York is hereafter to be entirely free is of deep in terest and importance. The teachers for the coming year are Edgar M. Ward. Francis M. Jones, J. Scott Hartly. Chas. L. Hinton. James 1). Smilie, Frederick LUelman and George Maynard. and the prizes offered in the various classes will be awarded as usual. * * * The art building for the Louisiana pur chase exposition, which has been designed by Mr. Cass Gilbert, is to cost Rt.Vi.OiKt. It is intended as a basis of a fine arts gallery for St. Louis and is the only structure that Is to be permanent. * * * An interesting art sale is to begin today in London, that of about 200 of the late Benjamin Constant's paintings. Some con siderable surprise has been expressed that this sale should not have taken place 011 the other side of the channel, but it was the artist's express request that It should be in London. One of his best paintings has, however, been already purchased by the French government, presumably for the Louvre. * * * Much dissatisfaction has been voiced in London over the lack of taste manifested in the street decorations for the coronation, and many inquiries have been made as to what became of the committee of artists that was supposed to have it in charge. Possibly the postponement of the great ceremony may give time for immediate Im provement. * * The alteration in the character of the cor onation will undoubtedly cause a change in Mr. E. A. Abbey's much-talked-of painting, and while it may rob his canvas of some picturesqueness it will at the same time lighten his task. Every privilege that would aid the artist in this work "has already been accorded him. even to the erecting of a special platform from which he could witness thf ceremony, and it is understood than the picture when completed is to be exhibited in all the chief cities of the Brit ish empire. * ?? * * London dealers are reported to have laid in large stocks this year in anticipation of the coronation crowds, and it is rumored that before the end of the season a super abundant number of alleged old masters will nell for a song. Purchasers, however, may rest assured that the genuine article will be as valuable as ever, and that when the price is strangely low the production in all probability is one of the many clever fakes. * * * An interesting exhibition is in progress at the Arts and Crafts Club of Boston. There are some fine examples shown of book binding, hammered silver, enameling and lace making by members of the club, and also a goodly collection from out-of-town branches, among which, some baskets made I by the Pueblo Indians of New Mex|fO and a number of beautiful blue and white bed spreads woven by the Kentucky mountain women are most notable. * * * The print department of the New York Public Library, r>th avenue and 7"th street, has arranged an exhibition of portraits and caricatures of Victor Hugo, as well ub re productions of his own drawings aproi>os of the poet's centenary. Among the draw ings, which are mostly landscapes or archi tectural Gtudies. is the picture of John Brown on the gallows, which, under the title of "Crux Nova," created quite an ex? cltement a score of years ago. Artistic Furnishings. From ffoe New York Commer-lal Advertiser. For some time past one of the 2'td street shops has been making a specialty of ar tistic furniture in tlie very modern designs, such as fantastic "art nouveau" and stolid and solid "mission" patterns, which may pass at a pinch for either old English or Dutch. To illustrate the decorative possi bilities of the latter, a Dutch dining room has been fitted up, and It should be a mine of suggestion to the furnisher in search of ideas for her country home. The walls are paneled with stained tsh in a soft shade of grayish brown showing the marking of the wood. Above the paneling is a dado paint ed with a typical lowland scene?winding canals, windwmllls with red roofs, ships with brown sails ar.d, above all. a blue sky and white wind-blown clouds. The ceilln* is of gray, rough plaster with heavy, dark beams. The fireplace is of red brick, and on the lofty mantel shelf are bowis and candle sticks of burnished copoer. The two curi ous electric light fixtures, which are sus pend* d above the table, look like copper warming pans with long iron handles. They have shades of red-brown fringe The fur niture is squat and broad in design and of stained oak ai d ash in the soft shades of "smoked" or "fumed" browr; and silvery gray. The cushions are of green d< :iim and rid leather. The sideboard has a fine array of copper in odd shapes, and the many paned china closet Is tilled with blue chtna, which makes a brilliant showing against the daik wood. The windows are set high up in the wall and are small casements with latticed panes. The floor is of hard wood, stained but not polished, and the few rugs are of gray ied-and-blue fiber. Finger Nails as Assets. From he Smo Kmrtu* e'lironlcle. A Viennese jury has Just put a valuation on finger nails. An artist named Frana Muller was the proud possessor of a set much admired for their beauty, which ao excited the jealousy of a rival that he man aged to break one of them Muller prompt ly brought suit for damages, and he haa been awarded crowns, the equivalent of $200 in our money. Breaking the News. From Life. "Mother, can 1 go in swimminjl" "When, my son?" "Yesterday. If you please."