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A Heresy In Squash Culture.
From the G*rdeu Mnpiilne.
We have a compost heap In the corner of
the garden upon which all refuse Is blown?
over-ripe vegetables, weeds and bushes that
are through bearing; this makes a famous
top desslng and is spread over the garden
In. the spring with the other fertiziler and
plowed under. Through this source wo have
been surprised to see how many seeds have
the vitality to survive a winter out of doors,
for here an J there over the garden young
p'.&nts have appeared. Last spring there
v*ere tomatoes, potatoes, onions, water
nulons and squash?hints for fall planting.
Acting upon this suggestion. we planted a
few squash seeds on March ;10, when plant
ing first peas. They all came up, despite
the fact that a light fall of snow covered
the ground on April 17, were in bloom by
regulation time, and full of fruit before the
others had budded.
Thousands of situations have been ob
tained through the want columns of The
THE bloodiest record of legal exe
cutions ever known was that of
Fort Smith, Ark., up to Septem
ber 1, 1 886. In just twenty years
ninety-nine men were hanged in
that little town, and they were regarded
as the worst characters the west ever had.
One jud'ge sentenced all of them. Besides
these he sentenced fifty-three others who
escaped the death penalty from various
reasons. He sat in the trial of 354 men
cnarged w*ith murder. He was so stem in
his handling of the desperate men who over
ran the Indian Territory from 1S75 to 1896
that he became known everywhere as "the
man without a heart."
Tills man, whose record Is preserved In
the Department of Justice in this city, was
Judge Isaac C. Parker of the western dis
trict of Arkansas. He went to Fort Smith
in 1875 to sit in the cases arising in the
Indian Territory, at that time infested with
the hardest, toughest men, and the worst
women the west ever knew. Nothing but
the sternest law, rigidly enforced by the
government of the United States, had the
upon them. Congress had pro
vided that all eases from the territory
should be tried at Fort Smith. This ar
rangement continued until September l
1890. when Congress gave jurisdiction over
Indian Territory cases to various Judicial
districts created within the territory.
Judge Parker was sensitive to the general
belief that he was so strict as to be inhu
man in his lack of sympathy, and there
was no doubt that he was misrepresented.
He was a most kindly hearted man, but he
knew that It was the rigid application of
law that would ultimately conquer and
subdue the lawless element that held sway
In that portion of the southwest.
* *
Speaking of the more than 150 men he
had sentenced to the gallows during his
judicial life at Fort Smith, Judge Parker
said: |
"People have said to me: 'You are the
Judge who hung so many men.' But my
answer has been, 'It is not I who have
hung them. It is the law. I never hung
WHETHER or not there Is a
connection between the
stirring of the emotions
and tho consumption of
food there can be no doubt
that it Is a popularly, If unconsciously ac
cepted, fact. There is hardly a public oc
casion or celebration arousing an emotive
response, subtle or simple from man, that is
not associated with the palate?for instance,
would Christmas be half the joyful time it
is without turkey and plum pudding to
tickle the palate? And I have made syiother
discovery anent this first-mentioned Christ
mas dainty that I am going to confide
namely, that each brand of plum pudding
has an individuality of its own from which
one can deduce the Individuality of the
household in which it appears. Other pud
dings. you may observe, merely bear the
stamp of the cook's character, but the plum
pudding bears that of the mistress of the
house. You all have eaten a Christmas pud
ding made by the housewife who can't boil
a potato, but thinks she can make a plum
pudding. That Is one case In point. Then
there Is the small pudding, for example,
wh'eh is never Intentionally small, but al
ways distressingly solid. Its maker is
amazed when she sees how microscopical is
the result of stirring into a bowl such a
vast bulk of Ingredients. She has no idea
that Hour, raisins, etc.*, can cling so closely
together In such a coagulated mass. This
species of plum pudding resembles a cross
between putty and clay. Its individuality
indicates generosity, but Inexperience and
Is usually the handiwork of the young mar
ried housekeeper.
On the other hand, there Is the plum
pudding that Is so rich you can eat about
a spoonful und a half of it. It oozes at
every pore. This is the production of the
woman who has attended cooking lectures
to learn how xo provide cheap meals, the
scientifically inexpensive cooking school
where the bride-elect Is taught how to serve
a nice little dijimr for her poor husband
beginning with soup and ending with colTee
and liqueurs. I am sorry when I see this
sort of plum pudding sorry for the man
who has to pay for it. unless he Is wealthy
and then, of courae, ha can afford the lux
a man.' People who say I am cruel do riot
understand how I am situated. I am the
most misrepresented of men. I am, how
ever, proud of the record I have made. X J
believe it has checked a flood of crime.
"I think the courts of the country are
somewhat to blame for tho thousands of
murders yearly committed. In the past five
years (he was talking in 1896) 43,000 per
sons have been murdered in this country.
This fearful condition does not exist be
cause our laws are defective. Wo have the
most magnificent legal system in the world. ,
The trouble is that the bench looks to the I
shadow in the shape of technicalities, in
stead of to the substance, in the form of
crime. There is too much technicality.
"Yes, they say I am cruel, but they for
get that for years I have had to contend
with the crimes of the worst body of ruf
fians the United States ever had. They
were brutes, or demons, in human form.
The crimes were deliberately planned and
fiendishly executed. They were men of the
most hardened character, oblivious to de
cency, honor and honesty. In my Juris
diction alone sixty-five United States mar
shals have been murdered while attending
to their duties. Wilson, who was connected
with the Star gang, a man who boasted
that he had killed twenty-nine people, was
one of the men I sentenced to hang. It
was no cruelty to do this, In view of his
"One of the early cases that came be
fore me was that of a young Chattanooga
physician who moved west with his young
wife and located in the Arbuekle mountains, j
Two negroes, who haunted the neighbor- '
hood, waylaid the doctor and tied him to a [
tree, leaving him there to starve. He could
not free himself and did starve there. The
villains then went to tho little home among
the flr trees where the young wife was
anxiously waiting the return of her hus
band. and told her that ho liad fallen from
a boulder high up among the mountains
and had broken his leg. They would guide
her to him. She went with them and to
her death, for they killed her and threw
her into an old well sixty feet deep. Months
afterward her skeleton was found. One of
the murderers boasted of his crime and
was soon captured.
* *
? ?5?
Judge Parker condemned In unmeasured
terms the maudlin sentimentality tha,t
ury of an inexpensive cooking school train
ed girl as a helpmate. Most of us know
too well the plum pudding to be found in
tee-total households, but why further enu
| merate? Rather let us talk of the pudding
which can und will be a delight at the
merry Christmas feast.
Probably few young housekeepers realize
the Importance of beginning their Christmas
preparations early. Mincemeat and pium
pudding gain wonderfully by the mellowing
of tine, even if only for a couple of weeks.
This Is really tlie secret of a successful fin
ish. Then, nearly everyone makes a larger
supply of pudding than Is required for
Christmas time, often enough, when served
at long intervals, to last throughout tlie
coming year. It is thought to be bad luck,
though, If a pudding is left over until the
following year. Another tradition Is that
each pudding made by another and tasted
by you will bring a month of good luck, so
that if twelve of your friends each offer
you a mouthful of their pudding your luck
for the entire year Is assured.
Although most plum pudding recipes seem
to be practically the same, eacli cook has
her own little pet secret which gives It Just
that finishing touch so desirable. She will
not reveal It for worlds, though she will
obligingly give you the straight formula.
When you try to make It, however, your
pudding will not in any way suggest the
superior delicacy that you so much admired
in hers. The undivulged "pet secret" ex
plains the shortcoming.
The best way Is to take the foundation
on which all Christmas plum puddings are
made and Invent according to your own
taste some wrinkle that will give Individu
ality of the right kind to the confection.
One of the most important steps Is the
weighing of the ingredients. This must be
done with great care.. If measuring cups
are not at hand it is well to remember that
a common brtakfast cup holds half a pint
and that a gill is contained In a small wine
glass. After the pudding has been made
pack it BOlidly in a mold or In a bag which
lias been well buttered and dredged with
granulated sugar.
A large pudding requires nine or ten
hours' boiling, and a small one about five.
If the water bolls away, replenish It from
the boiling teakettle. After the pudding la
cooked hang it in a cool place until It is
to be used. Then, still In its mold, plunge
it Into lioillng water again for an hour or
'two. Take it out five minutes before eery
leads women to carry flowers and Jellies to
much advertised criminals. "These ladies
mean well," he said. "There is no doubt
of that. But what mistaken goodness!
Back of the sentimentality are the mo
tives of sincere piety and charity, sadly
misdirected. They see the convict alone,
perhaps chained in his cell. They forget
the crime perpetrated. There Is too much
of this kind of thing all over cue country."
Judge Parker's court held sessions lasting
from 8 o'clock In the morning until dark.
There was. so much criminal business thg
court had -to -work overtime. The Jailer
and hangmen were naturally busy men.
The Jailer was J. D. Berry, a brother of
United States Senator Berry of Arkansas.
The hangman was George Lawson, a dep
uty marshal. Between the two they hail
bought hundreds of yards of rope for exe
cutions and knew the kind that wou'd do
the grewsome work without breaking.
"We buy ropes that are ropes." said Jailer
Berry. "Those officers who try to hang
men and let the topes break as the trap
falls ought to be indicted. It is their busi
ness to see that the ropes are strong enoug'h
and the only way they can do it Is by test
ing them with dummies, as we do. We
don't run any risks. The ropes are soften
ed with linseed oil before being used on
a man, in addition to the tests they get
from, the dummies. People write me from
all over the United States for pieces of
rope we have hanged men with and pieces
of the gallows on which they are stretched.
We can't oblige all these people and de
don't try, because no man is made any bet
ter by handling such objects."
* =s=
George Lawson, the' Fort Smith hang
man, had pulled the iron pin that dropped
nearly one hundred men to death. He was
known far and wide as the coolest man who
ever pulled a trigger from under a criminal.
He said that the first time he did it he
dreamed about the dying man for weeks
afterward, but he soon got over that and
dared nothing for assisting In putting
away the hardened characters sentenced
at Fort Smith. He really thought he was
doing them a favor. He had hanged live
men at one time and never flinched as they
shot through the trap and struggled a few
minutes until relieved by unconsciousness.
It was Law;son who pulled the trigger on
the Buck gang, the toughest set of men
In the southwest. Five of them were strung
up at one 'time. They were part Indian and
up at one time, and their leader wag Hula
Buck. Nobody knows how many people
they did kill or how many robberies they
Chopping the Suet
tng and hnve ready some blanched and
split almonds to stick around the edge of
che pudding. Put & aprig of holly in the
without precedent at HAHN'S
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/T I that everything in the Shoe-line that any other Store has to show is to be had
here in a better quality or at a lower price?while 110 other local Store shows one
fourth our variety. Well prepared to serve properly the largest possible crowds?and
with the many special Early Shopping Inducements we expect to double our last year's
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Our magnificent variety embraces many original Styles, as well as several large lots we
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Men's $2 Quality
Suede, Calf and Vici Kid
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MEN'S $2.50 Grade
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Men's $1.25 (irade
Oent'.lne V!cl Kid Black
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handcome (TT) K
Comfortable Slippers.
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Warm-lined Cloth Slip
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Boys' Velvet and Imita
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Women's Si.50 Tirade
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Velvet Juli
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Women's $2 Kinds
I Real Fur Trimmed All
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Women's and Child's
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At <DP<L/o
Reliable Rubber Boots
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These Hahn's Famous
Make excellent Gifts.
Stylish Patent Leather
Dress Shoes
For Young or Old
will be appreciated.
ber Boots bought on Monday or
BEND-EESY" H<*vy-soled
Finest - made
Men's or Women's $5.00
Children's ,>,.*1.85 and $2.00
Misses' $2.73
Best Quality
Rubber Knee Boots,
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Boys' $2.00 and $2.50
Women's Famous Health and
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Our "PRIME" Women's and
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Shoes ip H.yS
Men's Rubber Boots
Wool or cotton lined.
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Other Appropriate Holiday Suggestions Spscially Priced for TBiIs Week
Misses' and Child's
Middlesex Storm
Men's and
men's Warm
Cloth Over
Men's or Wo
men's Pearl, Gray
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Spats ?
Men's and
men's Bath
Room Slip
Infants' ]
Velvet Fur
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Child's $1.50 Vel
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in many ?Sr.
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Men's or Women's
Fleece - lined Cloth
Babies' Cute Soft
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?wool So'.es...
Misses' and Child's
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top, pour a little brandy around the dish, I
light it and serve at once.
litre is an excellent recipe used by an
English woman famous for her pudding:
One pound of suet chopped fine, three-quar
tei's of a pound of stale bread crumbs, a
quarter of a pound of brown sugar, the
grated rind of one lemon, a quarter of a
pound of flour, one pound each of currants
and stoned raisins, half a pound of citron
cut in strips, half a nutmeg, live eggs, half
a pound of minced orange and half a pint
of brandy. The following directions apply
to all recipes: Clean, wash and dry the
currants and atone the raisin/;. Rub the
dried fruit briskly with a doth to break
off a.ny little stalks that may remain. Care
fully ml* the dry ingredients together. Beat
the eggs till frothy, add to them the brandy
and pour them over the dry ingredients,
mixing thoroughly.
Tliere being little variety in plum pud
dings, it is well to use different sauces.
Vanilla ioe cream eaten with the pudding
is delicious. The following three sauces are
generally liked:
Hard Sauce.?Cream two ounces of butter
with six ounces of pulverized sugar. Beat
them until very light, then add the whiles
of two eggs. Beat the sauce again till light
and frothy. Flavor v.-ith vanilla or brandy.
Before serving sprinkle with nutmeg.
Rum Butter Sauce.?Cream a half pound
of butter with a wooden spoon, working in
four ounces of Icing sugar and two table
spoonfuls of rum and a teaspoonful of va
nilla. Keep on ice until needed, cut into
shapes and serve with the pudding.
Sabayou Sauce.?Whip together over boil
ing water the whites of two eggs and the
yolks of six eggs, three ounces of pulver
ized sugar, half a wineglass of strained
lemon juice and a wineglass of brandy.
Whip the sauce until it is light and serve at
Mince pies are among the inevitables at
Christmas time. They have a bad name, to
be sure, as the Cause of nightmare and
liver troubles, but If carefully prepared
there is no reason why such direful results
should follow.
First of all, the ingredients must be
minced properly and no hard lumps of suet
left, as is often the case. When buying
suet either for pudding or for the pies
select pieces which are free from skin.
When the suet Is choppc-d as fine as possi
ble, roll It on a pastry hoard, and if It is
Inclined to stick use a little flour. After
this is done rub with sugar, a little at a
time, until the suet Is reduced to a powder.
A rich mincemeat is made with this
formula: Two pounds of suet chopped fine,
four pounds of chopped beef, one pound of
sugar, a Quart of molasses, three pounds of
seedless raisins, a half pound of citron cut
fine, two pounds of currants, a tablespoon
ful each of ground cinnamon and mace, the
Juice and rind of six oranges and two lem
ons, one grated nutmeg, one teaspoonful
of ground cloves, two tablespoonfuls of
salt and three pints of boiled cider. By the
way, a home-made plum pudding wrapped
prettily In holly, painted crinkled paper and
tied with bright-red ribbons Is a mighty
nice present to send to a friend who Is
boarding or is away from home.
The ways of the plum pudding have been
exceedingly queer, and It seems at one time
in England to have been a breakfast dish,
for we read that at a' Christmas breakfast
given at the royal chaplain'^ In 1801 the
first course was a "rich, luscious plum por
We are prepared to take the risk of en
Joying this rather unwholesome concoction
later In the day, but the thought of begin
ning the festivities with a bad case of In
digestion Is not to be entertained. It re
minds one of the old colored man who was
asked what he was studying about one day
Just before Christina* '1 was study in*
'bout how I'd feel ef Chris'mus come ever'
day in de year, en my appetite wuz equal
ter de occasion."
Orders to Revenue Cutter Officers.
The orders to officers in the revenue cut
ter service which have been Issued from
the revenue service bureau of the Treasury
Department during the past week are as
Capt. J. F. Wlid. detached from the
Mackinao upon the expiration of present
leave of absence and ordered to commaiil
the Oresham.
First Assistant Engineer Frban Harvey
directed to report to Capt. E. C. Chaytor,
chairman of sub-board for examination for
Second Assistant Engineer George Elfers,
orders of November 20 detaching him from
Mackinac amended to take effect December
Capt. J. F. Wild, seven days' additional
leave gTanted en route under orders 2d
Chief Engineer L. T. Jones, ordered to
report at the department for one day's
First Lieut. L. T. Cutter, ordered to the
Windom, to report not later than January
2, 1908. Leave extended accordingly.
Second Lieut. W. J. Wheeler, granted ten
days' leave, to commence December 23.
First Assistant Engineer J. B. Turner,
granted ten days' leave, to commence De
cember 23.
First Lieut. F. A. Levis, printed thirty
Java' leave, to commence December 16.
First Lieut. John O. Berry, ordered to
report to the chairman of a board of medi
cal officers of the public health and ma
rine hospital service at Portland. Me., De
cember 11, for physical examination.
Changes in Revenue Cutter Service.
The following change* in stations In the
vessels of the revenue cutter service have
recently been made, or will be made wlthlr\_
the next day or two:
The cutter Algonquin sailed December 4
from New London, Conn., for San Juan,
Porto Rloo, to take station at that place.
The Algonquin has been stationed at Phila
The cutter Daniel Manning Is ordered to
sail from San Francisco for Honolulu to
take up customs service about the Islands.
Tho cutter Rush sailed from Seattle Do
oember 8 tor Sitka, Alaska, and will take

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