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TRIENNIAL IN CHICAGO \ Great Conclave Presided Over by Acting Grand Master Melish—Wonderful Parade Through Elaborately Decorated Streets If, the Most Spectacular Feature. Chicago.—Marching to the music of forty-two bands and the almost equal ly melodious cheers of hundreds of thousands of their relatives, friends and admirers, some 50,000 Knights Templar took part August 9 in the greatest parade ever held by the or der. Their waving plumes and fine uniforms were fittingly set off by the beautiful decorations of the streets and buildings, and the scene was one that will not soon be forgotten by those who were fortunate enough to witness It This magnificent parade was the climax, in a spectacular way, of the thirty-first triennial conclave of Knights Templar, which opened here on Sunday, Aug. 7. In accordance with the time honored custom of the grand encampment, the doings of the week began with divine service. Begin With Divine Service. The sir knights selected Orchestra hall for this purpose and entirely filled Acting Grand Matter Melish. the body of that hall to listen to a sermon on “Templarlsm" delivered by Rev. Dr. George H. Mac Adam of Madi son, Wis., In the absence of Sir Knight George C. Rafter of Cheyenne, Wyo., very eminent grand prelate of the grand encampment. The music was in charge of the grand organist of the grand commandery of Illinois, the choir consisting of several male quar tets belonging to the order in this 6tate. The Grand Encampment of the United States marched to the call es corted by sir knights 01 the various commanderies of Cook county, com mandel by Benjamin S. Wllr. u. chair man of the escort committee a many of the leading churches of the city special services were held which were attended by visiting knights and their families. Monday was devoted mainly to the receiving of the grand and subordinate commanderies and escorting them to their hotels. It Is estimated that fully 100,000 visitors came with the knights and that about 300,000 other excur sionists have flocked to the city this week in consequence of the conclave. Of cour-' every hotel was thronged an'* .nousands of the visitors found quarters in private residences. On Monday evening all the local and visiting commanderies kept open bouse at their respective headquar ters, and many of the visitors found their way to the various amusenent parks and the theaters. Parade of The Knights. The "grand parade" of Tuesday was the largest parade of Knights Templar ever held. The preparations were elaborate and Michigan boulevard was most elaborately decorated. Thb sir knights formed in line of march on the boulevard south of Thirty-first street, and signal to move was given by the guns of Battery B, I. N. G., the detachment for the purpose being composed of Knights Templar all of whom are members of the battery 'The same detachment fired the salute to the grand master. Marching northward in Michigan bouievard, the parade passed, near Hubbard court, beneath an entrance arch built in the form of an ancient battlement with Its towers and tur rets. This was intended to represent the entrance to the city, and as the coiumn passed under it, buglers sta tioned on its heights heralded the ap proach of each grand division. Next the knights came abreast of the first grand stand, one-half mile In THE AND OUR NERVES VVhy the Cool, Pure Northwest Breezes Are More Invigorating Than Those From the East. T - * ea t winds hug the earth more closeij .ud gather moisture, dust and bacteria. They are cold and humid, altogether forming an enervating In fluence on human and animal life and rendering it susceptible to the dis ease germs which the winds carry and disseminate. The cool, pure northwest winds come from a regioc of dry. highly electrified air where ofcone exists in comparatively large quantities. They are invigorating. The framework of nerves in the human being is like a delicate electrical apparatus. the nerves being the wires and the brain and ganglia receiving and distribut ing centers. Every one knows that a telephone works better on a clear, dry day than on a wet, muggy one. The moist at mosphere lessens vitality. The nerve wires grow flaccid and heavy. The messages become confused. Hence length, and this needed no decora tions, for it was filled to its capacity mainly with ladies whose beautiful summer costumes made it like a vast garden. About 50,000 persons were in this immense stand, as at its center was a gorgeous throne on which sat the acting grand master, William Bromwell Melish of Cincinnati, who became head of the order on the re cent death of Grand Master Henry W. Rugg of Providence, R. I. Mr. Melish will be regularly elected grand master before the close of the conclave. Just north of the Art Institute the parade passed before another review ing stand in which were Mayor Busse. the city council and the park commis sioners. Beautiful “Templar Way.” At Washington street the marchers' turned west to State, where they en tered on the "Templar Way.” This stretch extended from Randolph to Van Buren street and was made beau tiful by a handsome arch and massive Corinthian columns of pure white erected thirty-three feet apart on both sides of the street. Festoons of natur al laurel connected the columns, and the bright red cross and the shield and coat of arms of the order were prominent in the scheme of decora tion. Moving south to Jackson boulevard, the knights again turned west, and near the federal building passed be fore yet another reviewing stand which accommodated Governor Deneen and his staff. Marching north on La- Salle street, the parade passed be neath the grand commandery arch of pure white which spanned the street at the La Salle hotel, the headquarters of the grand commandery of Illinois. This was a beautiful structure de signed by one of Chicago’s most fa mous sculptors. Upon its top stood the figures of mounted knights four teen feet high. At the new city hall on Washington street the parade was dismissed, after marching forty-three blocks. Care For the Marchers. Everything that could be thought of for the comfort of the paraders and the spectators was done by the local committees. In nearly every biock along the line of march were station ed physicians who were also knights templar, with trained nurses and equipment for emergency cases. In addition, emergency hospitals to be kept open day and night during the conclave were established at many points In the center of the city, and at the West Side ball park which was selected as the place for the competi tive drills. Wednesday and Thursday were the days set apart for the drills for which handsome trophies are awarded, and band concerts, sight seeing and many receptions wete on the program. Entrancing Scenes at Night. The scene in the streets at night was especially beautiful, for all the arches, festoons and columns of the decorative scheme were brilliantly Il luminated, and on State street, In ad dition to the “Templar Way," the mer chants had apt up decorations that transformed the great shopping dis trict into a veritable fairly land. Undoubtedly the most spectacular fe ture of the night display was the wonderful electric set piece erected In Grant park on the lake front, re producing in colossal size the official emblem or badge of thv conclave. It was 150 feet fcieh and its 5,000 power ful electric lights of varied, colors brilliantly Illuminated all that part of the city. Much of the success of the conclave must be attributed to the efforts of John D. Cleveland, grand commander of Illinois and president of the tri ennial executive committee. Arthur Mac Arthur of Troy. N Y„ is the very eminent grand generalissimo of the grand encampment and W. Frank Pierce of San Francisco the grand captain general. Among the most noted of the visit ing masons from other lands are: The Right Hon. the Earl of Er.ston, pro grand master of the great priory of England and Wales; the 'Lord Athlurn ney. past great constable; Thomas Fraser, great marshal; R. Newton Crane, past great herald; F. C. Van Duzer, past great standard bearer; H. J. Homer, acting grand master ban ner bearer; John Fergueson. past pre ceptor of England and Wales, and the Rieht Hon. Luther B. Arcnlbald. most eminent grand master of the treat priory of Canada, and official staff. low spirits, melancholia, distorted mental outlook, faulty assimilation and disease.. The opposite effects Cow from the northwest winds. The west and northwest winds keep the mucous membranes of the body In good work ing order. The coating of moisture which is always present with the east wind disappears. Absence of any wind If long continued has a bad ef fect on the human body and mind. A prolonged calm means lack of ven tilation on a great scale. The winds serve to mix in normal proportions the gases which compose the atmos phere and In this way they are con ducive to health up to a certain point. Beyond about 20 miles an hour their Influence begins to be un favorable. Driven Out. Bacon —I bought my wife a norse and carriage, and she drove me out every day. Egbert—Well. I bought my wife a piano, and she drives me out every day.—Yonkers Statesmen. WISCONSIN HAPPENINGS Stevens Point. While on 'an uto trip, Mark S. Williams of Bal timore, Md., had to stop and repair his machine. After the repairs were made he reached in to turn on the bat tery. As he did so his eyes fell on a big rattler colled on the floor of the car at the foot of the steering gear. With instant realization of his danger. Mr. Williams withdrew his hand, but not quickly enough to wholly escape the snake. The angry head darted out, the teeth closing on a portion of the heavy gauntlet on Mr. Williams’ right hand, but without sufficient force to secure a hold. Before the rattler could strike again Mr. Williams' hand was out of danger. With a stick the snake was thrown out of the car and finally killed. It was three feet seven inches long and had seven rattles. Malison.—At a meeting of the capito' building commission no contracts were let for the tearing down of the south wing of the state house. Five contractors submitted fig ures and in two instances they plannedl to have crushed the stonA in the pres-! ent wing so that it could be mixed; with cement to be used in the new building. The members of the com mission desired to have time to find out whether the old stone is good enctigh to be used for that purpose The plan is to have torn down the entire wing within sixty days after the work is begun, in order to do this a large force of men will have to bei employed. Conrad Smith of Milwau-j kee will do the plastering on the sec-l ond floor of the east wing. Madison. —The Wisconsin State I ■•'ague of Postmasters, comprised ot postmasters of the third and fourth-class offices, will hold their an nual convention in the clubroom of the Republican house. William H. Froellch, Jackson, is president, and William R. Brown. Veterans' home, Waupaca, secretary. The Wisconsin Association of Postmasters, which In cludes postmasters of all four classes and assistant postmasters, will con vene In Eau Claire on September 8 and 9. The date was changed from Septemb* r 7, because of the visit of Colonel RojsAvclt to Milwaukee on .that date. I Montello. —The farmers Mar quette county havt uppealed to college >f agriculture of the Uni versity of Wisconsin for relief against a worm pest which is destroy ing their potato crop In a manner sim ilar to the way the grasshoppers for gnerly destroyed the western crops. (These worms are from an inch and a half to four inches in length and range. In color from a dark brown to a light green. They do not seem to come from anywhere, but a farmer goes out In his field in the morning to find millions of worms eating his crops. A leaf a minute for each worm seems to' he the speed at which they eat up th° crops. Stevens Point. —A laborer, about fifty years old. who had worked with a steel rail gang on the Soo line near Amherst, was run down by a, train and killed near Custer. He had’ told fellow laborers his name was John Wick, but he had given no ad dress. Part of his clothing was pur chased in Milwaukee and part In Fond du Lac. Depere.—Milk dealers here have raised the price of cream from ,24 cents to 32 cents per gallon on ac count of the scarcity of feed. An other result of the drought is the farmers are reducing the number of their cows. Animals bought for S6O earlier in the season can now be bought for S3O. Janesville. —Edward Bierkness. be lieved to have been crazed by (the heat, is alleged to have attempt ed suicide twice It is said that he waded Into the river and lay down but was rescued and that soon after he attempted to jump into the water. He was taken to the police station. Washburn. —Jeffe Coats has a :chiek with four fully developed legs, Ithe extra scratching apparatus pro itrudes from the chick's body back of Jthe regular legs. The peep Is lively as the rest of the brood and does not 'seem to be bothered by its extra legs. Racine. —The complei and school .census of Racine shows that there are 10,907 children of school age, a gain of 502 over last year. Fig uring on the usual percentage, this 'will give the city a population of 43,628. Madison. State Bank Commis sioner M, C. Rergh on Friday is sued a charter to the State bank of Trego, Washburn county, with capital •stock at SIO,OOO. B. E. Baker Is pres ident and C. P. Jenks cashier. ; Racine Achel Morris, a resident ofj Racine county since 1844 and a vet-1 eran of the Civil war, died In the NaJ itional Soldiers' home. Milwaukee, at (the age of seventy-three years. Stevens Point. —The annual re union of the Eighteenth Wisconsin Infantry and the Twelfth Wisconsin battery will be In this city on August fc, 3 and 4. Madison. —An investigation Into she wood-using industries of Wis consin, just concluded, shows tfiat fnore than 930,000,000 board feet bf lumber valued at about $20,000,090 Is uttliz<d annually In the manufac turing Industries. The figures do not '• include fhe material turned out by he sawmills, as well as other forest products. These figures are made pub lic bv the state board of forestry. Neenah.—The home and barn of Jacob Pawer were totally destroyed fey fl The loss is $4,009. The origin Is un. vn, but incendiarism Is sus pected. Fond du I^c.—The famous Iron brigade will probably assemble here for the last time September 17, the anniversary of the battle of An tietam in which Gen. E. S Bragg was shot and at which for a time it was /eared that he had beefi mortally wounded. General Bragg says that inany of his old command have de cided to call upon him in September and that he hopes his health will per tait him to give them a good t*me. Manitowoc. —Blood poisoning, re sulting from the scratching of a pftn pie on hla arm, caused the death of Anton KabaL PLUNGED INTO DITCH ELECTRIC CAR CARRYING MIL. WAUKEE AND CHICAGO PEO PLE DERAILED. BARELY DODGE FAST TRAIN Thirty-Eight Saved From Death and Mangling and Did Not Know It Until the Disaster Was Averted. Property Loss Slight. Kenosha. Thirty-eight passen gers. many of them women and chil dren. on a Chicago and Milwaukee electric car, brushed elbows with death here, but none knew it until the danger was past. The car in which they were riding leaped into a ditch just as a train on the Chi cago and Northwestern railway dashed over the track. It was another victory for the de railing switch. The electric car was going south and was fill .1 with Mil waukee and Chicago people. At Prairie avenue in Kenosha the tracks of the Chicago and Milwaukee cross the Hacks of the Kenosha and Rock ford division of the Chicago and Northwestern, and the derailing switch was put in so a car might be run into the ditch in order to avert a collision with the steam cars. This was the first time that the far had a practical test, and the fact that only one man was slightly in jured proved that it was a success. The electric car was in charge of Motorman N. J. lierg and Con ductor George Bernard, Loth of Mil waukee. The towertnan says that the motorman failed to see the sig nal. The motorman says the car was running at a rate of thirty miles an hour, but the passengers claim a higher speed. The train on the Northwestern was eomlng at a high rate of speed, and the block on this road was against the electric car. A collision would undoubtedly have resulted in a heavy loss of life. The passengers were severely shocked when the car plowed its way into the ditch, but the only person injured was Prof. F. Muenqne of Kenosha, who sustained slight bruises. The superintendent of the com pany said that while the car looked like a wreck the property loss would be small. The passengers were transferred to another car and taken to Evanston, and by use of a sys tem of switches the traffic on the line was tied up for less than ten minutes. BOY DIES FROM INJURIES Charles Heller, Aged I2 Years, Fa* tally Injured Near Phythian Camp Grounds. Milwaukee.—ln the same room at Emergency hospital where Ills father died two years ago as a result of a railroad accident, Charles Heller, aged 12 years, 1 228 Twenty-fourth street, died from injuries received when he was run down by an auto mobile. The accident occurred at Thirty fourth street and Fond du Lac ave nue, near the Pythian camp. The boy started to cross the street and did not see an auto coming on ac count of the crowd. He ran Into the side of the machine, which was mov ing at the rate of six miles an hour. At Emergency hospital it was found that his skull had been fractured. His condition rapidly became worse in spite of the efforts of the doctors, and at 12:30 he died. The auto was driven by E. J. Ladwfg, 481 Thirty-fourth street, a lawyer. DOG ROUTS TWO ROBBERS Highwaymen Attack Mrs. John Millo* on Street and Her Dog De fends Her. Ractue.—A dog aved Mrs. John Miller from being held up and robbed of her purse containing a consider able sum of money. The woman had been employed In the offices of the J. 1. Case T. M. Cos., and started home from work late at night. Two robbers attacked her and attempted to take the purse. The robbers were getting the bet ter of her. when she called her dog. The animal attacked the men so fiercely that they fled. Narrow Escape from Death. La Crosse. Run over by an en gine and one coach of a passenger train on the La Crosse and South eastern railroad, then jerked by some unknown force out between the wheels to safety before the nuiHin der of the train passed, scrambling up laughing and unhurt, is the strange experience of Ole Hanson, a farmhand employed near Coon Val ley. Hanson fell in front of the train, and the locomotive, of the “high clearance!’ type, swept over him. As the engineer set the “air.” the moving mechanism under the second coach is believed to have caught in Hanson’s clothing and to.ssol him to the side of the track. When the train crew rushed back, expecting to find a mangled body, Hanson asked: "What ban mutter wid you fallars?" Indiana Cities Gaining. Washington.—Fort Wayne, Ind., has a population of 68,933. accord ing to figures enumerated In the thirteenth census and mad" public by Director Durand This is an in crease of 18,818, or 41.7 per cent, as compared with 45.115 in 1900. The population of South Bend, Ind., is 53.684. an increase of 17,- 685, or 49.1 per cent, as compared with 35,999 in 1900. Sacramento, Cal., has a total of 44,696. This is an increase of 15,- 414, or 52.6 per c-nt, as compared with 29.282 in 199.0. Cinders in His Brain. Chippewa Falls. —Sheriff M. P. Walker Is suffering from an abscess In the brain, lie will be operated upon by opening the skull. His affliction is caused, it is be lieved, by cinders In the brain. Three years ago he jumped from a swiftly moving passenger train and alighted upon ft's head. His skull was split for a length of four inches. He was picked up for dead but revived, and after lying unconscious for five days, began to recover and finally wot well. j^AIRT PRODUCTION OF MARKET MILK Highly Essential That Cows Be Clean as Dust and Dirt Adhering Con taminate Fluid. The health of the cows ts the first •ssential in production of good milk. They should be In good physi cal condition and free from disease. They should also be tested for tuber culosis by a capable veterinarian at toast once a jear, and all reacting Practical Milkhouse animals removed. The object of the tuberculin test is not only to safe guard the milk supply but to protect the herd from the ravages of this disease. The feed of the herd should f wholesome, and the water supply should be protected from contamina- I tion. Dirt and dust adhering to the cows are responsible for most of the eon faminatlon of milk, it is therefore essential that the cows be clean—not necessarily washed every day and dried with a sterile towel, but clean In a common-sense meaning —that Is, free from accumulation of dirt and manure, and thoroughly brushed. If the hair on the udders, flanks anil tatls is clipped, this will aid In keep ing the animals clean. The cow stables should be free from contaminating surroundings and well drained. An abundance of light is very Important About 500 cubic feet of air space should be provided for each animal. Proper ventilation will keep the air fresh and pure at all times. A coat of whitewash iwlce a year will make the stable lighter and the air sweeter and will destroy countless germs. The milkhouse should be located at a convenient place where there is good drainage. A cement floor Is very Important and should be extended up on the sides at least six Inches, or bet ter still, to the window casings. An inexpensive and conveniently ar ranged milkhouse as shown may be built to accommodate 25 to 60 cows. The building is divided Into four rooms, arranged to eliminate unneces sary labor and at the same time to provide sufficient space for the appa ratus, its operation and care. The best location for the milkhouse would be about halfway down the length of the barn and 12 to 15 feet distant from it. A door in the side of the barn at this point, opening from a cross alley, makes it convenient for the milkers and eaves unnecessary time and travel. A driveway should be placed between barn and milkhouse for bringing empty cans, bottles, fuel, ipe, etc., to the milkhouse, and for loading milk upon the delivery wagon. In one corner of the building a small welghroom is partitioned off, the floor of which Is raised 24 Inches above the .naln floor; this room is entered lrom the ''..stipule. The milk er takes the milk of each cow to this room, where it is weighed, recorded on the milk sheet. and emptied through the funnel (A), which is pro vided with cheederloth strainers and a hinged cover.. The milk passes from the funnel by gravity to a mixing tank and cooler (B), from which it empties Into a can which is carried over to the liottle filler (C) for Immediate bot tling, or into shipping cans which may be placed in the pool built Into thp bottom of a refrigerator (E). If It ts desired to separate the cream, a steam turbine separator would be provided at N, run by steam from the holler The mllkroom is so located that u Is not necessary to enter It except to care for the tnilk, thus making It easy to keep clean and cool and free from flies, dust and other contamination. (* irfilll r Floor Plan of Mllkhouse. A, receiving funnel; B, milk cooler; C. bottle filler; I). refrigerator: E, cooling tank. K. sterilizer: <>, 'Pit,cock teeter . H. tottle washer: I. concrete rink; J. boiler; K. chimney; I, floor ‘trains; M sunning rack. N. Separator. The utensils are a very Important part of the dairyman's equipment The cans and pails should he well built and made with a view to perfect and easy cleaning. Supply Fodder Early to Cows. Young dairy calves, and indeed all i calves, should be given good fodders early. It is Important that these should be given to them early, so that the proper distension of the paunch may take place In due order. If It i does not. the capacity to take food j becomes limited. Even with calves ! ftf the beef breads the tendency Is In : the direction of giving too little a'ten- ; tlon to this matter. The free feeding j of meal to calves makes flesh in good form, but it does not distend the stom- j ach. A cow with a small stomach ca- • pacity can never take front rank as a j dairy cow. Profitable Cow. A Nebraska Jersey cow produced j cream during the year ending March X that sold for 1250. Her teed cost } around 1100 , GRAIN PASTURES FOR COWS There Are Few Seasons When It Does Not Pay to Supplement Grasses With Soiling Crops. <By M. J. KING * When dairy cows have the run of good pasture I have failed to find profit in feeding grain foods, but when they are compelled to stay in a parched pasture and are having green soiling crops fed to them It will pay to feed some grain foods. It is a common sight to see dairy herds fighting flies and vainly trying to break through the fences and get into some luxuriant field of farm crops. The loss to the dairy farmer under such conditions Is severe and yet he generally hesitates to buy feed, uncer tain ns to whether it will prove prof itable. There are few seasons when It will not pay to supplement pasture grasses with soiling crops or grain foods. It is much easier to let a cow down In her uitlx flow than to ge her back to It. Then again, the cow that Is com pelled to go through the hot summer weather nod fight flies lit some sun burnt pasture is in poor condition to produce a profitable flow of milk when the conditions are more favor able. It is for this reason that it will many times pay to feed sufficient grain foods to prevent the cows from falling away in condition. The cow that falls away In condition during the summer and fr 11 Is In very poor condition to go lt*o winter quarters Much of the lack of court It lon in the dairy herd is caused by the cow going into the winter in poor condition. CHEESE BOX MADE USEFUL Home-Made Contrivance, Strengthened by Metal Hoop, Proves Very Effective is Pre;. I have a very useful device which I made from a cheese box, writes Mrs. G. H. Benedan of Nebraska in Farm and Home. 1 bored a number of A Homemade Cheese Press. small holes In the box, removed both the top and bottom, and strengthened it by putting n metal hoop around It. I put the cheese Inside of this rasing and place It on a block that has a groove In It to let the whey run off at one side. On top of the cheese I place a round block of wood, and across this Is laid a long board, which Is attached to the wall at one end e.nd has a weight on the other. This serves as a cheese press, nnd proves very ef fective. Clean cows mean clean milk. Keep the calf pails scrupulously clean. Cows are gentle unless they are abused. The successful dairyman must be a sucttssful salesman. Possibly the high price of butter Is making dairy cows higher. Every ounce of food you put Into a t cow is turned Into something. You cannot get 11 pounds of mate- i rial out of ten pounds of food. Contamination of the milk in the ; barn may kill somebody’s baby In the I city. The cows that drop their calves this ! month should be well protected from the heat and files. The treeless or shadcless pasture Is one form of Inflicting cruelty to do- j inestic animals. A domesticated cow Is not apt to bn j vicious unless she has been raised amid vicious surroundings. Dairying Is the salvation of poor soil. Hut It’s better to use It as a preventative than to have to use It as a cure. Take especial pnlns to keep the ves sels clean in which the calves are fed. Hot sun and dirty" palls make serious trouble. lieiith to babies sometimes lurks In i the dirty milk ran arid death to young I calves Is often concealed In filthy feed i ing troughs. N'o matter what some folks say. cows need salt. They ought to have at least three or four ounces each per day, but the best plan Is to keep If where they can help themselves. Secondary Dairying. Secondary dairying Is being prac tised by too many farmers. When anything had to be neglected It was always the dairy, and for this reason the profits from their dairies have been small. Where milking machines have been introduced they have in fluenced dairymen to clean up their farms and take more pride In their work This naturally will result In the production of cleaner milk and In some cases, better prices. Any practical ap paratus which has a tendency to Im prove dairy conditions should be weX corned by the industry. Using Fresh Milk. The question as to when the milk is fit to use after a cow has freshened Is a subject which is still a matter of dispute. The old rule of using the ninth milking is not regarded by many people as being always a safe rule. One way is to test the milk by boiling. If it comes to the boiling point wiU out curdling it is all right to use. Awards Granted. Sixty-four butter makers and cheese makers who have exhibited !i;“lr prod ucts in the monthly butter and cheese scoring exhibitions at the University of Wisconsin dairy school the past year have Just been granted awards, ia the sh~pe of engrossed diplomas bear ing the record of the scores made by their nroduets in the exhibits POINTERS ON BOILING FISH Small Cod and Haddock Used to Boil Whole—Recipe for But ter Sauce. Many kinds of fish may be boiled whole. Small cod and haddock aro used. Cook in boiling water to cover, add salt and vinegar. Salt gives the flavor and vinegar keeps the flesh white. You can buy thick pieces of salmon and halibut and boil them. Tie them, after cleaning, in a piece of cheesecloth to prevent scum from get ting on the fish. Remove the skin be fore serving The fish is cooked when flesh leaves the bone. I always use an egg sauce with boiled fish made with one-half cup butter, three table spoons flour, one and one-half -ups hot water, one-half teaspoonful salt, one-eighth teaspoon pepper. Melt one half butter, add flour, with seasoning, and pour on gradually hot water. Boil five minutes, and add remaining but ter in one-fourth-inch slices —or to the flour, etc., add beaten yolks of two eggs and one teaspoon lemon juice, or instead of the slices of eggs chop them rather coarsely. These three ways are the only ones 1 ever use on boiled fish. I do not think t would care for a white sauce on fish. Follow the rule carefully and you will have a delightful sauce.—"-Exchange. One tablespoonful of extract wit. flavor one quart of mixture to be frozen. To keep n washbotler from rusting after using It on washday, wipe dry, then take a piece of cloth and saturate with kerosene, wipe the holler Inside and out. A plain cloth dipped In hot water and then In a saucer of bran will dean white paint and not Injure It. The bran acts like a soap on the paint. If a loaf of bread has become stale hold it under the water for one sec ond; then place in a brisk oven for a quarter of an hour. It will taste like new bread. When you are ironing nny dark ma terial do not put a linen doth under neath, as the lint will come off on the stuff and you will have great difficulty in brushing It off again. ; ("hlnaware that has been burned or darkened through use may be bright ened In this way; Take n teaspoonfal of soda, moisten with water and scour till the spots are removed. Household Topics. Nothing Is more refreshing than a cup of good tea when one Is traveling and nothing is harder to find when one Is on route. One way to be sure of it is to provide one's favorite brand nnd tie it up by tcaspoonfuls in (squares of loosely woven cheesecloth. When a cup of ten Is wanted, ice wa ter or hot water is never difficult tp Obtain, and one's own bag may pro vide the beverage. The bag is easier to throw away than the loose dregs. The little bags should he kept in a tin box or the flavor will be lost if the trip Is lo be of any length. A tea ma king spoon or a tea ball answers the same purpose, but It leaves the dregs to be disposed of and Is more messy. Breakfast Food Pies. Take any one of the flak<-d, ready cooked breakfast foods nnd mix with about half the quantity of rich cream, to form a moist paste. With this line n well oiled pie plate, molding it around the edges to resemble ordinary pie crust. Four In a filling of custard, eocoanut, cream, lemon or apple, and bake as an ordinary pie. While the filling Is cooking the cereal will bake out dry and crisp, becoming firm enough to support the pie when it Is taken from the pan. It rorms a pastry as delicious as the lightest qualities of the latter. A meringue should be placed on top, in stead of an upper crust. Meat Jelly Sandwiches. Cut the remnants of cold meat or poultry Into small pieces or chop. Make a strong meat stock that will Jelly when cold or use beef extract dissolved in hot water and dissolved gelatine to thicken. Three level table spoonfuls will thlcktn a quart of liquid. Pour the desired quantity over the meat, stir well and leave In a basin until beginning to form. Then, w ith a final stir, pour into a cold mold rinsed out with cold water. Of course the stock ir seasoned well when made. When cold slice and use for filling. The sandwiches must be kept cold. Minced mushrooms may be added If their flavor Is liked. Pickled Eggs. Poll fresh eggs one-half hour, then put Into cold water. In the meantime have beets boiled until tender, r • .uve skins, cut In dire form and covered with spiced vinegar. Shell the eggs and drop Into the pickle jars. This is an ornamental pickle ard considered very good. Green Currz >t Pie. Stew and mash a pint of rather ! green currants; sweeten abundantly; | add a sprinkling of flour or a rolled ! cracker and bake with two crusts. Dust generously with powdered sugar. Radish Chowder. Six good-sized radishes, two largt green cucumbers, three onions. Pare and slice on a slaw-cutter. Salt and pepper and set away on Ice two hours. Then add one small cup vinegar and a cup of sour cream. Raspberry Foam. Take three tablespoonfuls of rasp berry Jolly, the whites of six eggs, and. three teblespoonfuis of sugar. Beat with the egg beater until quite stifT. Then fill Into glasses and serve. Suf ficient for ten persons.