HVhon Mabel at the chaflng dish
Prcparcs a ?Lobster INcwburc. I
JLm illlod with a consuming wi.sh
To cat "tho monstrous thing or dte.
JBer actfons are so ev-wUi' cutc.
That, though "ner cooldng is a crlme,
JR. man would be an uwful brute
"Who lallod to call the thing sublimo.
Jfs not her cocrklng. but her charm,
That l>lnds me to her for mj- lifo;
*Lnd, though 1 know l'll comc to harm
lf ?vor ?Ch? bccomics tny wife?
Te't, still a. monster lobster. 1.
Th* biggest, imcbbe, over honked;
Bairke most lobstcrs. .slrraply fly
mnto Ulils maflden to bc cooloed.
^tPhilaAolphia North Amerlcan.
Mialakcs in Knslisli Whicli Aro Com
mon Every Day.
*What "Eastern collcgc the Dcnvcr
?"Ftost" Tefers to in the following is not
tspeCliled. CBut jUiat's a deta.il. Here's
A teachcr ln tt famous Eastcrn colloge
tfor *women has prepared for tlie bene
*t of her Ktudonts the following list of
?*w?rds. phrascs and exprcssions to be
Set a. watch on your Mps. and if you
?jxi accustomed to maklng these ."slips"
try to subslltute tho corrcct cxpression.
But don't be cnntait with that alonc.
*Loarn why "the prefen-cd cxpression is
correct. and this of itself will so fix it in
ttilnd tliat you will sooji use it uncon
"??GAiess" for "suppose" or "fhlnk."
""Fix" for "arrongc" or "prepare."
?"Ride" and "drive" int/ercluijigea.bly.
?*Reai" as an adverb, in cxpresslons
?uch as "real" good fof "rcaily" good.
-"Bome" or "any" in an adverblal sense;
for. examplei "I have studied some" for
1'eomowha.f | *"I have not studied any"
for -at all."
"TSome" ten days for "about" ten
3Cot -"as" I know, for "that" I know.
?"Try" and experiment for *'make" and
?Stngulai" subjer-ts with _oojitractcd
tflural verb; for example: TIShe don't
fekate well," for "*s4ie doen't skate well."
""Eacpect" for "susi>oct."
""Expect" for "suspcet."
"'First rate" as n.n adverb. ,
?'Right awn.y" for "immcdiately."
*Tarty" for "pcrson."
*'Promiso" for "assure."
?"Postod" for "informed."
""Depot" for "station."
"Try "and" for try "to" go.
Try "and" for try "to" do.
?"F-unnv" for "odd" or "unusual."
?"Above" Tor "foregoing": "more than"
Does it look "good" cnough for well
Feel "bndly" for feel "bnd.
F^ol "good" for feel "well."
-?Between" seven for "among" sevwi.
, tSeldom "or" ever for scldom "if" ever
or "deldom or never."
Taste and smell "of" whrn used transl
More than you think **for for more
than you thlnk."
"Those" klnd for "this" kind.
?"NScely" in respnnse to an inquiry.
??HeaJtliy"" for "wholesomc."
Just "as soon" for just "as lief."
Tliroush Haliy Kyes.
In an article ci?Utled "Through Baby
"Bvcb." which has appeared in "Trained
"Mothcrhood," Frances Ermond asks
?mother** lf it 3ias ever oecurred to them ;
to wonder ln what light they are regard- j
?d by their <:hlldren. The writcr says: I
Now and then we t=ee r few pitiful jokes
of the imitation of older folks by the
?chlldren, and they scrve to make us
thmk. For instancc, 1 am reminded of
one of a mother who said to her littlc
jrlrl, "AATiy, Mubel. what makes you
ecream and talk so loud, when your littlc
"brother is so quiet at his play?" to which
the child made. answer. "Oh. moUier. he j
ls the groeer boy, and 1 am you scolding >
"him for bringing the meat so late for
We do tiot know how closely we are
watched by these littlc ones, and thus the
-neccRsitv ariscs to watch ourselves, that
-we icad' not these little imitators into
jtaths that aro asldo from those of uuiai
uess and peace.
KA-en a vory young baby seems to know
IntuiUvely Just the mood of the mother.
"When she ls worried. nervous. irrltable. ln
?omo unaceouutable mannw her mood
tifcms to be rcflected ln the baby to a
<3ertain cxtent. Speak gently to a little
one, ? is <*uleted; speak sharnly. the iit
tle llps <iulver, the sweet eyes hll with
ftears, and the baby heart is hurt.
A -wotnan who was fond of chlldren w.ifc
visiting a, friend who had a parUculavly
nen'OUB and -excltatole baby. The" mother
*omplained that she coutd not ?-.ot t*e
baljv to take a tmldday nap. and as a
reaiilt the Jittle one was -cross and fretful
the tvhole afternoon. She said she had
tried ln every way to ?et the baby to
Bloep. 4>ut alwayi* ended in a frct for
"both the baby and lierself. At noon the
vkdtor took "Uie baby and went into a
?ulci room. At "ftret the litUe fellow
"kJcked, twisted. crled and fldgeted as
-uwiaTU but the ?ew nurse ?ently coaxed.
?roonine * ?>**? Jullaby, vntil the' blue
~, *y?? closed and the curly head sank to
:/'?st -on her snoulder. The snother was
'>!'/ smaxed. . . .
> ? ??'How 416 you 4o 4t?" she asked.
i^ Jl?lmply by belnir ?ulet," answered her
?'J "friend. i
^1~ A wce ioddler was *ncc dlscovered tak
$? - ' '"*.'
lng long strides in tho freshly fallen
snow. The father came up behind him
and watehedhis little son curiously to see
wliat he was doing. The father had gone
but early that morning, and his fobtprints
led to the'nearest bar-room. Tlie little
fcllow was trying to walk in his fathcr's
footsteps. AVIth a prayer for help. the
father vo'wed that his steps should there
after.be wortliy of, being followed.
Daughtcr of Indian Clilef to Be Sold
The aristocracy of the Osage Indians in
the India.n TVrritory are looking for
ward to the marriage of Mary Corndrop
per, the only daughter of ex-Chief Frank
Corndropper, with great pleasure. Ac
cording to a custom in vogue among
the Osages from time immemorlal, she
will bc Koid to thc highest biddcr, the
campcnsation being made in ponies.
Chief Corndropper, owing to his fonner
offlclal capacity, is one of the bcst known
Indian braves in the territory. Of course
ho and hjs wife are full-bloods, and as
only full-bloods can inter-marry in this
tribe, only that class of Osages will be
allowod to bid for tho girl. Mary is an
exccptionally good looking squaw; she is
twenty-thrce years old, but has not
much oducation. She -has been tv.ice
before sold in marriage, and becausc of
hcr beauty brought "he.ips of ponies"
both times. Her lirst husband was Tnll
Chief, who pald 400 ponies. John Logan,
a prominent mombcr of the Osage coun- ]
cll. was tho sccond husband, and he pald
300 ponies. Both marringes proved tn
happy. and sc.paration followed. This
is why she is to be put upon the b!ock>
In accordancc to an ironclad rulc
among this triln- the patctits of the com
prtlng young mon will have to dn the
bidding, and the bride, who will be ar- j
layed in blanko'.s tiimmcd with .-illts
and beads of thc gaudiest colors, will |
A BIG DIFFERENCE.
"AA'hafs the dluVronce between a wir.e distiller and a young man who is broke?"
"Il's up to me. 1 pr.ss." ?
"One is watching his hock and the othec is hocking his watch.
announce the result by riding into t'.-.e |
arms of the succossful bidder. The mar- |
riago ceremony is then completcd by i
thc ;parcnts of the bride taking her into j
tho house. where she is gtiippecl of ali
hcr clothing. which wiil then be torn
In two and divided eqtially bctwren the
parents of the bride and groom. who will
retain them as long as the couple live J
happily together. _ ,
After the niariage wrmotiy a big
fenst will be had, in which many Iveves
will bo consumed. and the festivifies
will be concluded with a dance, lasting ;
three days. About "00 guests will be in
vited tci attend the wodding and iho
dnncc. Miss Mary. llkc the re?t oi her
trlbe. is quile. rich, and 1.200 acrcs of
land will go to hcr misband as soon as
they are wetlded. The couple will live
wil'h the biide's parents.
Mirroretl Sntiu nutl Kosos.
It is not often that i: dresma.ker has an
order for a danclng g-?wn for a queen.
Most queens are too old. loo fat or too
dignifiPd to dance. AVilhehnina of Hol
land has none of these quccnly encum
brances, and she sent to Paris thc other
daj< for a frock suitable for her age nnd
station. It was a dreacn of lovelincss?
white satin moiroile. draped with lace to
give thc effect of a tunic and having a
?garland sf woc pink roses ali around the
bottom of the skirt. The young queen
has lovcly shouldcrs and arms, but her
waist is the typlcal square. stolid waist
of the substantial Dutch woman. It
icauses the Fxench drcssmakers acute
distress. but AA'ilhelmina does not believe
ln laclng.?New York Commercial-Adver
Playins "With tlvo Bojr.
A small schoolboy who had been sent
homc by his teacher because his sister
had the measles was notlced by that
teacher at the next recess playing with
thc other children' on the school ground.
"Johnny. didn't I tell you not to come
to school while your sister had the
"Yes: but I am not golng to-school. I
only came to play with the boys before
it begins."-Conimericial Tribune.
A story illustratlng the reUcence of the
Scots ls crdited to lan Maclaren. 'Atrain
was at a statlon, when a porter put his
hcad Into a carrlage and called cut: "Any
one for Doun? Change for DounJ Any
one for Doun?" No one moved.and Ina
feg minutes ihe train was speedlrig ti'.ong,
not to etop again for riearly an hour.
Then ah old Scotswoman turried to a lady
sdtting near her and Sild: ,"l*m for
Doun, but^I'd no tell Ibat roan.'fio/'^.
The Great'er Peace,
Sorrow's coming up the slope,
Clad in robes of Xight;
But we hear the bells of Hope?
See the nidrning bright!
Weep not on the brighter way
For the griefs of yesterday!
Faee the ?morning! lo, the atorm
Glves the light release;
Comes thc fairer spirit-form
Of the greater Peace!
Folded in the dark away
Are the griefs of yesterday.
Right reigns kinglier for the wrDng,
HeaHzed the dream;
And the sorrow is the song,
And the song's supreme!
Hope is with us?faith is strong
ln the slnglug of the song!
Lct it reach the heaven profoun.i
Over slorm and strife'
Lct its thrilling notes rcsound
At the Gatcs of Lifc!
Jy>: ali tcars and sorrows cease
In the bcauty of God's peace!
-Frank L. Stanton iu Atlanta Consti
Mme. JouliRi't a? Majuba.
According to tho members of the Xcw
York Holland Society, who cntertained
General Joubcrt during his vlsit to Ameri
ca, the victory of Majuba '1-1:11 was due
not so much to "Slim Piel" as to his wife.
This is the. story as told by General Jou?
The wives of tho soldlery and offlccrs
had come, as is the eustom of thc Boer
vrouw in limes of war, to the camp to
rcmain over Sunday and attiend "meeting"
with the men. Bright and early she was
up Sunday morn'ng to n:ako the coffee
for hcr husband. Going outside. Mrs.
Jouliert looked up the hill. and saw some
thing gleaming in thc suuligh.t. which she
at once decided was bayonets. The night
before ii had rained hard. and the thiek |
fog which followed was now disappearing
'n a thin mlst. Sho rushed back into the
to.nt, and called to her husband: "The
British are on the hill. Get up rpiick, and
"Go back to bed, woman." was the
sleepy rctort of her husband; "the sand
isn't out of your eyes yet. AVhat do you
thi'nk I'ho scntries are doing?"
With that he turnod over, and was about
1o resu.me his nap. when his wife shook
him. She made him goto the door: and
with h:s own eyes he siw she was right.
Cron.ie was hastily summohed, and withhi
thirty minut.-.s Joubt rr (wilhout hi- e:>ff.'e)
and 1(? sharpshoct-ers were elimbing up
the almost nerpendicular face of the hill.
while the ma'n body of between six and
sevon htindred Boers ndvaneed in the reg
ular v.-ay to sham attack. The first Boer
volley brought down Vrft men. The Brit'sh
turned and attompted a charge. Only one
more volley was sent into their ranks by
the Boers. Then there were many- more
dcad or woumlc-d on the tield. Their com
rades turncd and tled. The Boers return?
ed lo camp and had their coffoe.?Collier's
'J.'rinkcts From Clcnjiutra's Lancl.
Egyptian jewelry?Parisianized?is a
c'narming novelty. The lotus and the
Sphiilx are the principal designs, but all
sorts of odd signs and symbpls form
?clasps, buckles, brooches. -charms. chalns
and buttnns. The goltf, or silver is tinted
and shnded in all colors, according to the
latest French fancy, and lotus blooms, in
green. searlct. deep purple or pa!e yellow.
with here and there a blg ruby or emerald
glowing, are poems of metal work.
Caused 3$y Ifei'ls.
A Fetniniiin Annoyanee for "Whieli
AVotimn x\loii? is Kcspoiisil'Ic,
Few thlngs, says the Philadelpliia Mcdi
cai Journal, are more annoying to a sen
sitive woman than persistent redness of
tho tjp of the nose. This erythrorhinia,
as we may call it, is partlcularly frequent
among ?wonren with a dcllcato complex
lon, and is not often seen among the
peasantry. A -Berlin .physlcian, Dr. Rosen
bach. believes that he has fathomcid the
caiiso of the condition, and is cirvinced
that the veil is responsible. He found that
the redhess was most marked where the
veil :pressed most closely against the
nose, and that when the wearing 6f tho
veil-was abandoned the condition, in a
majority of Instances, dlsappeared. Al
: though veils aro Very ?oft to the touch.
? the ^treads." sooft bec-sthe ? /? rqtig'h V *?ln
use. and are then capabloof; exextlhg a
decided irritatlon upon: the seasiUye skin
of the nbse and cheek/ agalnst iwhich the
v-eil rubs. Thc evaporatlou Irom. the nose
Is-apt to moisten the veil, ?especlally^in
wiuter. ar.d then the veil actsalmost llke
a moist compress. The ehape of the ncse
is also slightly altered'by the -veiL. The
nose is depressed. flattened. and in Rosen
bach's oplnlon. tends tb lose its graceful
form. AVith time thls alteration becom'es
Cotuse pf True Liovc Tttins Smooth for
Once in a Crowdctl Trolley Car. -
/Thte car was very crowded. Just be
side the wdman sat a very prctty girl and
hanging to a strap was a very nice youhg
n:an, and since evcrything was Jn such
close quarters, tho woman had no choice
but to play the part of eaves-dropper. And
this is what she heard:?
"How is cverythlng cut in Rocky
Heights no-.v?" asked the young man.
"It's so dull," aiiswerod the young wo?
man. "You've no idea how dull it is. I've
been iwanting to come into town to visit
Susie, but they won't let ms."
"AA'hy not'.'"' a.sked the man.
"I don't know," she sa:d. "Goodness
knows they're anxious enough to get me
married off. I should think they'd be only
too glad to have m-e come."
"AVouId you marry?" The young man
seemed partial to queetions.
"AVould- I marry?" she repeated. "Yes,
indeed I would."
"But, why don"t you?" cam? another
"Bccause nobody asks me. I will marry
just tbe first man who wauts me." she
?"Well, will you have me?" he said.
Silence for a monrent, and concealed
anxiety on -the part of the listenT.
"AVill you havo me? l'll come out with
thc r'ng to-night," he said.
"Do you know what my father arrd
mother would say?" she said ?udden!y.
" 'Pra.i.-o God from whom a'.l bics^ings
flow.' "?X-ew York Sun.
A Prctty Kotnaiicc. (
A case of mistaken identity, which J
happened a year ago, has recently cul- |
minateil in a. happy result. At one ot j
tho big balls last winter a man whom
she did not know brought up a favor
in the cotillon to Miss S.
"I hopo you rcmembcr me," he said,
as she got up to dance.
"Suroly," she said. cudgelling her j
memory as to when and where she had i
mot him. j
"I knew you as soon as you came into ,
the ronm," tho 'man went on. as th.-y :
circulcd around the rooni, "only you are
prettier than nvor. Ilow odd it is that
we should both be in Xew A'ork and at ;
this particular ball. Do you rememiier ;
the old daneing elass at Drcsdcn. How
long ago it seems!"
"ilo e.vidently has taken me for somt
onn el-c," thought the .giri. "but hc is
dccidcdly good looking, and Mrs. Z. would
not have asked anyane to her house who
was not ali riclit. I will just sc-c how
long he will kcep it up." And when
hcr turn came she tonk him >?. favor.
"I may come and see you, may I not?"
was the stranger's next question. ns tlicy
danccd. "Where are you staying?"
"My adilrcss is Xo. ? Fifth aveniie.
she answered, now quitc excitei: about
thc adventure. "I liope you will not
"Xo danger oC that.*' hc answerrd,
"since it is yor.rs." As hc left her he
said. "I cannot tcll you how glad I am
to see you again."
"How did you cvor know him?" ex
'claimcd the girl of hcr acquaintance,
who was sitting r.ear her.
"AA'ho is hc?" quostioned Miss S.. with
"AA'hy. it is Mrs. Z.'s cousin? young
X., who has been living abroad since he
was a ehild, and has just returned. He
is iminensely rich, and. they say, iper- .
fectly charming. Ali thc girls are uying
to know him. How did you maiiago it?"
"I must .get that visit." thought Miss
S.. mnro and more pleasc-d with the>
amusnment of the situation. "And how
can 1 arrango it. for. of course, he will
ask for the wrong person." As she had
hoped. he came vp to say go'od ijir.'ht
and to ask hcr when she would ? bo at
homc on the following day. A liappy
thought struck hcr.
"Be sure that you ask for the ladies."
sho laughfd. as she named the hour,
"mnmma is very particular."
"A'es, I remember that of old." he re?
turned, and the girl felt vaguely jealous
of hcr supposcrt se'f.
"How chummy they must have been!
And who was f. anyway? I wish T
knew!" sho soliloquizod.
The next afternoon hc rilled. and asked,
as he had been lold. for the "ladies."
Thc servp.nt. having reccived his "in
structions. took him into a comfortab'.o
library. where at the cosiest of tea tables,
in :i most becoming and picturesque tcu
gown. Miss S. waitcd to make her eon
fession. Xcedless to say. she was for
given, and this winter, on her wedding
tour. sho inlewls making a special irip
to Dresden fo become acquainto.l 7.ith
tho friend of hrr husband's childhood.
who. she says. brought hrr the happiness
of her life.?Xew York Tribune.
Had Many Kan Its.
"Mrs. Bruggs. you have moro fnults
than T ever dreamed of in any woman."
"AVell. Mr. 1'ruggs, you have plenty of
"There you go again?always changlng
the sr.bjei-t when I try to talk to you."?
"Did you pay the grocer and butcher,
"No; there wasn't enough to pay both
of them. To pay only on,e would make
trouble, so I just took the money and
spcnt it down town."?Indlanapolis
-"If you marry that spendthrlf t lord, arcn't you afrald of the ou?cdme.'f'
ed?"No; ifs the income. that botbers me the most." %. ^*> --<~i*:? i-^
... ... .'._ ... . ?r*' , .._>-. ... * ?*. _._&*^Ji-fJ$^&^&-<$i^&k
THE MERRY MASQUERADE MONTH.
While Cupid sways thi-i mundane spherc,
And men a,re only huinan.
She is most wise who won't appsar
Too reasonable a woman.
Alack that fate ordainerl it so!
"1' is passing melancholy:
But nausht that Reason e'er can show
ls half so swcct as Folly.
ln arrant whinis some witchcraft lies
That logic ever misses,
And eommon sense looks plain to eyes
That seek eaprieious blisses;
While unto every lover's fire
lt adds a wealtll of fuel ?
If she who doth his love inspire
Is sometimes rather cruol.
Know what you will. mesdames. but know
Tl:e aeme of all' Fnowledge
Is Tact, albeit we capnot show
Its ehair in any coliegc.
Kcep some small foib!e?,-for I deem
You have them. being huinan.?
And so be what. you do not seem?
A reasonable woman.
?Beatrice Ilanscom. in Centurj.
llv grandmother has been telling me
comVthing about how the present styles
in womcu's undergarmentr- came into
i-o-ue ?av<* one of our contributors. AA hen
si," was "a child. she sa'.d. no one wore
anv -tower underclothes except st-cktngs
After a while there came a fashlon of
pantaiettes. which consisted simp y ? .1 a
broad ruille. fastene<l by a tight bar.d jus..
?beiow the knee. ChiUlron u-ed lo have
two ?ets. whito.oncs for best. and yotlow
nankeen or callco- for everyday <???<*.
She said there was a reason lor the
fashlon for pantal.-ttes. as thJr,; is for
everv dfcreo of fashlon. Peop-e ha-1 be
~im*to tlKnk it more sensible to put short
drc-sc* on chitdren than long gowr3
-eaching b=low their ankles, and, to make.
the. cestumo modest. the ex'-ra c .veiings
for tlw limbs were inven-ted. But th?
presence of a tight ban.l abiut the US
was cbjee.ionabie on actom.t ctf its dis
comfort. and the remedy tor this led to
the next sten in the ovoluthn of the
present lower undergarment. To the out
side of tho hroad ruffle was attached the
baso of a. leng. acute angled triangle of
cloth. This triangle cxiendfd up the
waist where it was ibuttoned to the
chemise This relieved tlm pressure from
the band. 'but, as the suipport was one
sided it causod tho ruille to hang uneven
1<- at times. The only rcmedy for this
seemed to be the adoption of the present
form, in which the wholo of the lower por
tion of tho bodjy is covered.
For a long time if anybody dared
drcam of sucii an invent'on she dared not
soeak of it, and when at last the bounds
wero loaped by some conrageous w.-.men,
there was a wonderful hue and cry. com
paral to which anything in tho history of
modern reforms is as nothfng. "Women
wear garments lilco men's!" "Women try
ing to get. into trousers!" "Horror!" But
tha reform prevailed.?Chicago Times
A Sign of Prosperity. SS
"Tiiomas George Fosdick, just Iistcn
Mr. Fosdick put himseif in a listening
attitude. and Mrs. Fosdick read snbstan
tially as follows from a newspapcr:
"Tliree Boston girls. who have been re
cently married, declare that they were
sold by their parents to their husbanda
for small sums of money. .The girls aro
only about eighteen years of age. One
saitj sho was sold for 513. the second for
$23 and a box of cigars. and the t'nir.l
for $10." Then Mrs. Fosdick asked,
"AA'hat do yn uthink of that?"
"How much was the tirst sold for?"
asked' Mr. Fosdick.
"And the second?"
"Twenty-three dollars "and a box of
cigars. Just think of it!"
"I am thinking of it. And what was the
price of the third?"
"Only ten dollars! Just imaglne! Xow,
Thomas George Fosdick, I want t,i> I.oow
what you think of such transaction-; in a
clvilized, not to say a Christi.in. coun?
"AA'ell." replied Mr. Fosdick, after giv
ing the matter some consideration. "ma
turo reflection leads me to say that I
regard' these transactions as more indica
tions of the prosperity that we have been
"'Prosperity! Tndications of prosperity!
Thomas George Fosdick, what on earth
do you mean?"
"Simply this. my donr. If brides now
fetch from $10 to Sil each, to say nothin:;
Of a box of cigars. the country must he
more prosperous than usual. for generally
brides are given away."
Then Mr. Fosdick resurced the reading
of his newspaper.?AVilliam Henry Siviter
In Harjjer's Bazaar.
x\ ICiiit. in tl?t- HoitsoAVife
Croquebtes may ba preipared of ali klnds
of cocktd meat and lish. suc!i as c;'.d
cooked- turkey, chickcn, duck, game. vea!,
lamb, pork, lobster, oysters, crabs, clams.
potatoes and esgs. The meat is c;it v ry
line and mixcd with a thick sr-itie?, to
which a. few yolks of eggs are ad-1 d and
seasoned with salt and pepper. Thr> pr.'p
aration is, then put on a P'nt d'sh. and
when cold formed into croquettes. They
may be molded into Jiff-?rent shapes.
eithcr pear shapetS or pyramidically. or
cork shaped, or into 'ba!N. They ;-re
then dlppcd' into beaten egg~. cowred
with whit? bread crumbs and fri:d In a
basKet m deep hot fa,t, drained .?n a rack
and sorved on a folded napkin or on a
hot dish, garnished eithnr wi:h frieJ pars
ley or fresh p:irs!ey. They ara gtn;ra"Iy
served without sauce. but many prefer
them acecmpanied with a saucc. Cro
quettes should bo sot't in the eentre, sur
rounded with a thin wall of crispy eru-t.
Care should he taken not to have too
much bread around tho crcquette-. Bread
which is a.bout two days old Is the b-st.
and should either be grated on s. grater.
or put in an almond grinder. The Jse oi
cracker dust for croquettes is not a.dv's:t
ble. as it makes thtim too dry, nor U U
a good plan to add milk to the ezs* in
which they are drpped in order to save
an egg or two, for tho croquettes .will
soak too much fat and will be grcasy and
unwholesome. Also, tho fat in which they
are to be fried should bo sweet and clear.
Xrcely prepared croquettes aro exc?l!e-it
and the hotisewife who understand-* this
part of cooking well is liablo o usa up
old meats and serve them in an attrictlve
As to Pietnrcs.
Pictures do more toward furnishing a
houseN and determining the status of its
inmates than anything else.
j If you have a suspiclon that you are not
[ wise in choosing- and hanging pictures,
get advfae from some one whose taste
! need not be questioned.
I Cheap pictures are not neeessarlly poor.
but a poor plcture is usually cheap. To
be able to discern the dltference is a
quaiity with, which every one is not
blessed. ' ?
A good plan Is to purchase copies of
famous pictures, etchings and engravings.
These are almost sure to be good.
In framing pictures remember that gola
I frames are for oil palnting. white framtss
for water tolors. and black enamel or
Flemish oak and modern oak for etch?
ings and - photographs.?Philadelphia
Times. ? v
Xo Other Staiidnrd.
It was the'ilttle city xnalden's first vtew
of the mountains.'- '-. '? _.- ? ** .*
t'AVhy, taiammarj:,. -Bhe. eiclalmed.-in
Two Little Girls.
I'm twins. I guess. 'cause my Ma say
I'm two little girls. An' one o' me
Is Good little girl; an' th' other 'n' she
Is Bad little girl as she can he.
An' Ma say so, 'most ever' day.
An' s'ne's the funniest Ma! 'Cause when
My Doll won't mind. an' I Ist cry.
AV'y nen my Ma she sob an' slgh.
An' say. "Dcar Good' littlc girl. good
Bad little giri's comed here again!"
Last time "at Ma act' that a-way,
I cried all to myse'f awhile
Out on the steps. an' nen l smiie.
An' git my Doll all fix' in style.
An' go in where Ma's at. an' s.iy:
"Morning to you, Mommy dear!
AVhere's that Bad little girl wuz here?
Bad little giri's goned c'.ean away.
An' Good little giri's comed back to
?James Whitcomb Riley, in February
One Savo ffielief,
Journcy of a Cough Drop Across tho
Hall to a Woman Wlio Nc?cle-I Ii.
Ths clever Russlan violinlst Iw'ao
charmcd all his hearers *at the recltal
was not to biame for tho Ineldent. Al
though his name begins with somethlng
that sotinds like a sneeze and ends in a.
"koff," yet the outbralk cannot traced to
the souree. It was simply the result of
the eold weather. and. probably. a draff.
When the cough started. the ladv- who
tounU nerselt" the unfortunate v.c.un of
lt was as mortiried as could be. Sh---.
knew it was dlsturbing the aud'ence and:
feareri that it might give pain to tlie
pTformer. She would have giveu wor.di
to have it. stop, but the cough vitxtf. on.
witii all the regularlty of a ulece of
Buc there was ono Good Samarirain' la
the audienc:*, and this Good Samaritan.
happened to have a box of cough dr ps
In her pocket. She had been to a concert
before and kn w what a good. ftrong.
heivithy cough can do to a sonata in C
Her fellow-woman with the irritatcd
tonstls sac far from her, almost tx the
otner sido of the large room?but that
made no difference. She must havf* a.
eoug-h drop, and musi have it rlght away.
That noiso must ibe stopped. She could
not get up and carry the drop to the
coughtr. That would ?muko the distur
banco worse than it was. Ther.e was but
ono way to do. The cough drop mUit
bo sent ctown the line.
So she wpipped It up in a piece of pa?
per, aaked her nelghbor to piss It on.
and thus starf d it on its mission of
reace. There was a smile, th r- ???
even a number of perc^ptibif* titters as
'lt made its way slowly *rom one lady to
another. Somi of th^m Inslsted on na
wrapping the iittlo bundie and maklnff
a sneci.-il study of the drop, and more
than ono camo near laughlng out in meet?
ing when they found what beirden they
were bearing. Buc, ln spfte ef all ob
stacles, the cough drop re-.ichid ls goal,
and at once did Its work.
A more grateful woman than the one
to whom it was sent did not slt ln th-*
han, and no one enjoyed tho recltal more
than tho Good Samaritan.?Baltlmora
TVomcn ScnreaPnint in Coston.
Mayor Hart. of Boston, has appointod
Miss Ellzabeth M. Tayior a nvmber of the
law department of the city. Miss Tayior
was the only woman appllcant for tho '
pos'tion. arid Mayor Hart declared hlm
self delighned to appotnt her. a? there
were so many men covetlng the place that
the selection of any partfcular one rnisht
have cau3ed him embarrassment. Miss
Taylor's specfalty ls conyeyancing, and
she probably knows as much about the
titles to land3 In (Boston as any other per
son. She has been engaged.'n this work
for a number of years. and U was beca-is*
the city. found ber so usefut !rx tookin*? n-?
titles that-she was made a member of tha
law denartment at a regutar salary. Sh*
is young, pretty and not at all orofesstor.aj
looking. Yet she has been through th? '
Boston Unlversity law* school. haa her
diploma and Is a full-fledged member b?
the Suffolk bar.?New York Malt and '-Ex;'.''?'
A Stroke of Drplumacy. " BS
Stranger?Tsn't that the Home, foe^o-,
men over there? , -?**.. -"
CItizen?That's "what lt was fotmariy .
called. but it's known aa the Otd Ladlea*
Home'noWr -.* *-' ' ~ , i'Vl "'
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