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The Sea Coast Echo
CHAS. G. MOREAU. PUB, BAY ST. LOUIS, • MISSISSIPPI The tragedies of aviation keep pm with its achievements. Once again the prospect of winning the pennant Inspires the fan. Among the world’s hardest worker* may be numbered the convention claque. A Cleveland writer offers one dollar to everyone who will read his book. It would probably bo money well earned. Again it has been declared that the hobble skirt Is doomed. Its slaves will probably rejoice and the world at large certainly will. That reported microbe for the pres ervation of youth must have tried It on Itself. The exillr of youth idea Is rather venerable. A walking club In New York holds oot exceptional social advantages as an Inducement to join. To walk Into New York society is anew fad. Westerners who are praying for rain overlooke the fact that the easi est way to start a rain storm is to leave their rain coats at home. Henceforth it is going to be posl ble to alight from a street car with out being bowled over by some auto moblllst with more gasoline than eense. The goose bone prophet says we are to have y hot summer. We usually have high temperature In the summer time, and we need it; at least the crops do. We stand t Ith both feet for the abolition of the ancient practice of burling rioe and shoes at bridal cou ples. The bridegroom suffers enough without It. It might be possible to make chick ens grow faster by shocking thm with electricity, but Society for the Inven tion of Cruelty to Hens may make it undesirable. Two Minneapolis youths have been sentenced to ten days In jail for call ing a woman a chicken. What would have happened to them If they had called her a hen? In Belgium the man who refuses to vote Is thrown into Jail, but there are not prisons enough to accommodate even a fraction of the nonvoters in this patriotic land. The American marines at Peking won first place In target practice at JOO, 400 and 500 yards against the military guards of the other legations. Peace hath Its victories. The French aeronauts say that two centuries will pass before men will safely fly across the Atlantic. This transforms the present generation Into mere Innocent bystander*. An American spendthrift was ar rested in London for throwing money Into the street, but as a rule the wait ers and porters do not allow Ameri can visitors to go that far. ' Stuttering, according to an Investi gator. is three times as common among boys as among girls. We al ways have noticed that a girl seldom any trouble in talking. A Parisian scientist is fighting the germ of old age and thinks he Is on the way to prolong life indefinitely. If be is successful, he will practically de- Oslerlze the human race. Just now the man without a straw hat Is as conspicuous as was the man with one In April. "Why are minors depressing?” asks an exchange. Ask some big leaguer who has been shipped back to them. California woman saw a burglar en tering a window and beat him over the head with a chair. We take it that her husband comes home every night at a reasonable hour. A Philadelphia fish dealer discover* •and among his wares a fish wearing a diamond ring. This is a great ad vantage over the restaurant oyster which sports its pearls unset < > Announcement is that the United 'States mint is to resume the manufac ture of gold coins. We wondered why they had been so scarce lately, but thought they had all been spent Paris has anew ballet which has o shocked some of the critics that they refuse to review it The an nounoement of their refusal has, of course, led to overflowing audlencea That Connecticut eagle that tried to •carry off an 8 year old girl was not working for a summer resort, either. The wind whisked a SIOO hat away from a Chicago girl the other day and blew It so far that it has not yet been found. This settles It We shall have to do something about the wind. The Germans have adopted baseball and are said to have become highly proficient in the art But It will be years and years before they have be come proficient in the vocabulary. A speeding cyclist in Brooklyn kill ed himself by colliding with a pedes trian. But all speeders are not so con siderate of the general public. It is now the woman with the hoe, as the fair sex has been persuaded that garden work is good for the health. In course of time husbands hope to persuade wives that beauty as well as health hides in the vigor ous exercise of the lawn mower, and when this is accomplished the subur banite will begin to see something is life worth living for. The most scrupulous cleanliness is needed for the health and beauty of the feet, and so a dally bath and a comfortable supply of stockings are required. The best results are ob tained by putting on a fresh pair of stockings every day, and In case of profuse perspiration they should be changed at least twice a day. If the stockings are washed out immediate ly upon being taken off, six pairs wonld make an adequate summer sup ply. Silk Is undoubtetdly the best stocking material for hot weather, this fcelng cooler to the feet than cotton and permitting the shoes to slip on more easily. Gauze cotton is the next best thing in point of softness to the foot, and three pairs of quite fine stock ings in this material can be had for one dollar. Lisle, even in the finest qualities. Is to a certain degree rasp ing to the foot, causing often, besides, a most disagreeable burning. Women In the smart set go to the pedicure for the removal of corns and callouses, but these afflictions can be treated at home and there are special baths for softening the horny places and for resting all the feet. One Is made with ordinary washing soda — about a half cupful to a gallon of wa ter —this being for softening the cal louses preparatory to their removal with a knife or file or pumicestone, for all of these tools are used. A bath with a pound of sea salt will harden and strengthen the feet. Camphor Is useful for massaging, thus reducing swelling, while massaging the feet and ankles every night with olive oil, will, as the beauty saying Is, keep them young. All care lavished upon the feet tends to keep them In good condition, even If the work consists only of a dainty polishing of the toe nails. When these are neglected they harden and coarsen, sometimes chang ng their nature and shape entirely. Before ministering to tormenting ;orns, bunions and callouses the feet must always be soaked in a softening bath, after which they should be scrupulously dried at every point— particularly between the toes —and ben powdered. A good and cooling oot powder, by the way, is one of the foetal jem) g? txc/ JtiWarning Queries From “a Young Wife.” I am very Interested in your page and will be thankful to you for an swering my questions. I am going to give a linen shower for a girl friend of mine and would like to get a few suggestions on house decoration. I have a reception hall, living room, dining room and music room. How should I decorate each room, and which will be the best for the bride to be in when she Is receiving her gifts? As I expect to have from forty to fifty guests, I can not seat them at the table. Should cards of any kind be used when passing the refresh manta? What would be a pretty way in bringing the gifts to the bride? I have a little girl two years of age, Vfith long golden curls, whom I thought could help in this, or is she too small? If not, how should I have her dressed? Please excuse my many questions, but I have another one which has pus sled me. When you have been introduced to a friend and when you or they are ready to part and they say, "2 am glad I met you,” what is the correct answer to give them? 1 hope you will have my answers in the paper soon. A Young Wife. You need no decoration save the flowers in season, and If you have potted plants place them where they show the best. Arrange the flowers Baby Accessory. Infant wash stand sets recently Im ported from Germany and arranged upon small sized stands of white enam eled iron similar to those used in hos pital wards are of glazed surfaced cream-tinted pottery fetchingly deco rated with Dutch babies in various at titudes. The six pieces in these sets include a novel wash basin of oblong shape and very unusual depth, and this is divided into two equal sized compartments, one for the cold and thq other for the tepid water. At tached by a nickel chain bf* one arm of the stand is a small thermometer with which to test the hevt of the warm wate, Rioht Way With Rir£. The right way to lay £own an Oriental f*g is the Oriental say, with the pile toward the light, that helps to bring out the rauty and “bloom” at Its coloring, j-h eastern dealer, vsien he sells a ru§ sees that the buyer shall get the play of light and shade upon the pile. When a rug comes home the buyer frequently Aonrnlalßs that it has not the same greatest comforts cum can hare to iuumt, and there Is scarcely a drug ■tore that does not keep several brands of It A foot powder which can also be need to advantage on per spiring hands, and which is very con venient for gloves, is made after this formula: Phenlc add grams Alcohol Starch 300 grams Florentine orris Essence of violet 2 grants Dissolve the acid in alcohol; add the violet essence, then the starch and orris root. A special powder for perspiring feet Is made of one ounce of alum, two ounces of powdered orris root and five ounces of rice powder. Where the perspiration has an unpleasant odor, however, a powder with lycopodium is better than any other, and such sorts are kept at all drug stores of any size, this condition being recognized as something of a disease. After the bath, attend to the corns or callouses at once, trimming the nails only as often as is needed. They should be cut square across and left a little longer than the flesh. If there are soft corns, several foot baths a day are needed, also larger shoes, and in extreme cases It may be necessary to place bits of absorbent cotton wet with some healing lotion or salve be tween the toes. For relief from blis ters the excessive pain of corns and other callosities, this simple pomade is highly recommended: Melted mutton tallow 1% ounces Mugwort, freshly gathered and bruised 3 drams Mix thoroughly and rub the whole foot with It, massaging It well Into the skin. A good bunion lotion is made of two drams each of carbolic acid, glycerin and tincture of iodine. Flatfoot is a condition much recog nized just now, and In severe cases It Is as deforming as lemeness. It Is not always recognizable at first, only the pain and difficulty in walking be ing perceptible; but after a while the arch of the foot breaks down and then the beauty of it Is gone. So when feeling a definite pain In the instep it is wise to wear strong-soled shoes with a stiff spring in the instep, as these will counteract the weak ten dency of the arch. Inner soles with high arches are also sold for the pur pose, while doctors recommended foot' exercises for strengthening the mus cles of the arch and its supports. But, to go back to the mere com fort of summer time, the simple things one may do to have more ease with' feet whose only failing, maybe, comes with hot weather, extreme cleanliness and proper dressing are the things of vital importance. All exercise upon the feet, too, will Improve their con dition and beauty, while the mere heat of the hands, while massaging with some unguent or other, will be an im mediate relief to strained and tired muscles. simply, In vases, bowls and baskets; place them on the mantels, in front of fireplaces, on the piano and on the porches. I should say that the living room would be the best place for the bride and the guests, as It Is doubt less the largest. You do not need place cards unless you seat the guests at small tables and serve all at once. I am afraid the little two-year-old will be too young to assist. When you wish to reply to the remark men tioned, just say, “I am sure the pleas ure Is mutual; I’m glad I met you, too.” There are no set phrases for certain occasions; Just be your own natural self. Perhaps you could place all the parcels In a flower and rib boned tie basket and let the wee daughter drag It In by white ribbons to the bride-elect. For a Lawn Party. Will you suggest something enter taining for a lawn party for boys and girls between the ages of twelve and fifteen? Our club of seven wishes to entertain as many boys. The decora tions are pink and green; flower, pink carnation. We have small funds to work with, but will be ever so much obliged for any help. Secretary. I am sure you can arrange a beauti ful time. Have the Ice cream In pink and green, with small cakes frosted In the same colors. Give each one a pink carnation to wear. Then have a match game of croquet, and If you are very good, won’t "mother” see to having a prise ready for the winners? Perhaps you have a tennis court; if so, a game could be arranged. All out door sports are in favor. Including the good old game of archery. Soup Course at Dinner. I have the soup course In a "prog ressive” dinner party. Kindly tell me if soup Is the only thing included In this course or if celery, olives or bread is served with It? A Reader. Serve wafers or bread sticks or the little dinner biscuit with the soup, also olives, radishes and celery if you can get it small and tender. MME. MERRi. depth of coloring as when he or she was shown it in the shop. Shift the rug's position—i. e., with the pile to ward the light—and the defect will be remedied Apropos of Oriental rugs, it may be told that the successful way to clean one is to wash it. a square foot at a time, with a soft brush and olive oil soap; then to rinse off the soap, first with clear warm water, and then clear cold, and lastly, to rub it softly until It is quite dry with a cloth. Advantage in Fiat Brims. Flat fcritns have not been readily thrown Worn their pinnacle of popular ity, and women past their first youth gladly accept the discretion of their shelter, for the brim which upturns from tile face is too eandid. The mid dle way of brim upturned from the brow to the back of the head nt one side should be given the preference, and, by the bye, these Stave been speedily of the elect, and they lend themselves either to an outlining of flat wings, or osprey, or a '’lump of flowers. Farmers’ FiMtimul [jf] and Co-Operative Union of America Matters sfEspednl Moment to L—J Ae Progressive Agriculturist Every little acre baa a climate all Its own. All too many m e n leave their wives ts a widow. The hoat springs will not soak ont original sin. Wild oats should bo plowed under before they bloom. The man who poses and reposes will get few posies. There are tricks In all trades but that of the politician. Pork production In the south has a most Inviting future. A grouch and bad health nearly al ways travel together. Life's shadows are certain proofs that the sun still is shining. The rise of the cotton boll weevil Is laid to the killing of the quail. It Is better to promote a good cause than to be promoted In a bad one. There is no “unskilled labor," bnt there are a lot of unskilled laborers. He who knows when to let go has learned one of the secrets of success. The man who lives game usually does not worry about the dying part. In order for a man to keep In trim It Is not necessary that he be trimmed. Riches may be a burden, but few of us . are willing to kick at a burden of that kind. About one-half the egg business of Denmark is bandied by co-operative egg-export societies. Some men get rich on farms and others fail. The reason? Some farm systematically and some do not. The grumble is the father of the growl and the grandfather of the grouch—and who loves a grouch? Laughter promotes digestion, good health, peace of mind, spreads cheer fulness as a deadly enemy of the grouch. EDUCATION FOR THE FARMER Department of Agriculture Distributes Thousands of Publications on Modern Methods. Men who were farmers fifteen years ago, but who have become city busi ness men, weuld find a vast change In the methods of tilling the soil and raising crops were they to return to their original way of earning a liveli hood. Farming methods have under gone a wonderful transformation. Many labor-saving devices have been Invented, new ways of dealing with parasites have been discovered. In tensive farming is In vogue, and the system of rotating crops is In force. The farmer of fifteen years ago would find today that planting and growing and doctoring are on a more scientific basis, and that profits are more cer tain and regular. While the knowl edge of experiment* was circulated from fanner by word of mouth In the old days, new education al forces are now at work, says the Washington Post Probably the great est of these is the department of ag riculture. From a statement Just is sued, it appears that nearly 200,000,- 000 publications of all kinds have been printed and distributed since Secre tary Wilson assumed control. More than half that number has been cir culated in the last five years. Four hundred and fifty different pamphlets, discussing subjects of special interest to farmers and expressed in terms un derstood by all. have been Issued, and 84,000,000 copies have been placed In the hands of applicants, mostly farm ers, who had need of the information they contained; and of these more than S9>£>oo,ooo were distributed with in the last five years. The magnitude of this work of disseminating the in formation so earnestly sought and so carefully verified Is only measurable by the Immense advance of scientific agricultural knowledge and practice by the progressive farmers of the' country. It has cost many thousands of dollars to Issue all the pamphlets and documents of various kinds, but inasmuch as millions of dollars have been saved to the farmers, the Invest ment has been a very profitable one. Better Pastures. A little observation will prove to any one that a great change for the better might be made In the pastures of this country- There are manjr farmers who are not getting what tney ought to from this part of their land. One of the worst features about the pas ture is the use which many are mak ing of the feed by feeding nothing but poor cattle. Difference in Butter. The only difference between batter that la worth 30 cents per pound and butter that is worth 5 cents per pound is the intelligence of the producer and manufacturer. It takes the same kind of raw product for both. Chickens in the Garden. The one time when chickens may be admitted to the garden is when there are asparagus beetles to be destroyed; \n the same way, the services of a jew ducks should be obtained to slim bate potato bu#x. Baker on Batting. Frank Baker, of the Athletics, says: “My recipe for batting Is to look upon the star pitchers as if they were bush leaguers. If a recruit gets the idea that the great pitchers are going to beat him, he never will get anywhere. No player can afford to be afraid of a pitcher.” Soon Answered. "What is the penultimate item in the arrangements?” “Ain’t got any thing to do with peanuts, them ar rangements hasn’t” PROGRESSIVENESS IN SOUTH mmmmmmmmmmrnmmm Dr. Maurice F. Egan, Ministar t* Denmark, Relate Hie Views of the Farmer* of Dixie. Anew aolution for the high eoe( of living problem has been found by Dr. Maurice Francis Egan, American min ister Denmark, after a month's Journey through the south. Mr. Egan was Invited to make the trip by the Southern Commercial Congress, In order to lecture on farming In "Dixie.” Mr. Egan’s opinion of the fanner of the states he visited is not very flattering, but he declares that they are rapidly advancing, and in the course of time “will be on a par, In so far as efficient conservation of crops Is concerned, with the ruralites of Denmark.” To a newspaper repre sentative Mr. Egan said: ”The Danish farmers are an intelli gent class of persons and devote all their time to close study of their soli and how to Improve Its income. They are all members of the Society, which, to my mind, is the solution of the high cost of living problem. Such a society does away absolutely with the middleman, and In addition to reducing the price of the commodity to the consumer, yield* a larger profit to the producer. “Denmark is purely an agricultural country. There are no industries and no minerals, therefore, the people must turn their attention to earn their living by agricultural pursuits. They have their choice between conserving their soil and emigrating, and they have ohosen the former with all the patriotism worthy of good Danes. “An opinion I formed on my trip may surprise the majority of your readers, but I am convinced that It Is a fact. I believe that the farming country of the southern states Is more adapted to the production of butter, eggs and bacon than It Is for the rais ing of cotton and tobacco. “Denmark farmers get every Inch of fertility out of their soli, while American farmers do not. One Mis sissippi farmer told me that he had ‘exhausted’ three farms, and would again move as soon as the one he Is now tilling It exhausted. Denmark farmers are educated and do not ‘ex haust’ their soil. They believe In rotation of crops. A specialist visits each farmer ©very eighteen months and explains the workings of the farm. “The southern farmers are showing a great Interest In conservation, and are becoming more open-minded. They are ever ready to receive sug gestions which will enable them to profit most, and should be. It Is pathetic to note that these men, who live on the most beautiful and fertile soil in the world, do not realize their advantages. There the cattle could graze all the year round. As It Is, the feeding of live stock Is much neg lected. “The key that will release them from their handicap Is found In ths co-operative system and education.” Assurance of Farm. There is nothing like the farm when hard times come knocking at the door. There may not be much money going in seasons of stress, but there Is always the assurance of a full table, a roof over one’s head and no fear of an evicting landlord. Poor Citizen. The man who provides himself with everything new and useful In the way of labor-saving machinery may be a good farmer but he Is a poor citizen and falls far short of his duty If he falls to provide equal facilities to help his wife In her share of the work. Thinker Is a Winner. The farmer may not have as much time to read as would be good for him, but he has plenty of time to think. And the thinking farmer. If he thinks along right lines and backs his thought with his muscle, is a sure thing winner. Co-Operation. Economy may also be practiced by several poultrymen In one locality co-operating and buying their grain In carload or half carload lots, direct from the miller; In this way savt - the profits of the local grain dealer. Kindness Never Lott. Kindness to animals as well u to humans Is never lost. It ennobles the nature of the giver, whether there be an Immediate or a visible return of not Usually It does its work unseen. - Advantage of Co-Operation. One advantage of co-operative dairy Improvement associations, says Prof. Hayden. Is that proved bulls can be passed from one herd to another. An other is that money can be saved by co-operative advertising. Developing Milkers. A breed of milking Shorthorns la being developed by a Minnesota asso ciation of farmers co-operating with their state and national agricultural experiment stations. Best Looking Farms. The best looking falTvft, that It, tße farms that have the >est homes and stables, are usually farms that look to the dairy cow for the larger part of the revenue. Trad* Three for Gandil. \ Gandil, first baseman of the Mon-’ treal International League club, hai been traded to the Washington Amer ican leaguers for two young pitchers, Becker and Akers, and Cunningham, utility infielder. The Chicago and Pittsburg National League clubi have been after Gandil. Love. Love feels no burden, thinks noth ing of trouble, attempts what is above its strength, pleads no (excuse of ici possibility.—Thomas a Kempis. ELS fJEUi View of Kllamey 2,000 Feet Above Sea Level Bo*n Forma Regular Panorama of Beauty—Mountain, Lake, Moor and Meadow Combine to Make Pic ture Rarely Seen. KiUarney.—Ki Harney has been so often and so vividly described by po ets and other literary lights, and Its beauties so often reflected by the painter, that attempts to say anything original about it would be almost aa Impossibility. When one speaks or writes of KUr larney it means to those who have traveled extensively that practically the last word has been said in defining natural beauty or artistic surround ings. Set amid a series of surround ing hills, the highest of which rises to more than 3,000 feet above the sea level, the scene of which the ancient town is the center forms a regular panorama of beauty. Mountain, lake, moor and meadow sombine to make a picture rarely seen, sven by those who have traveled in many lands. A climate mild as it is possible to conceive, sunshine and showers, or as a distinguished poet aas described it, “smiles and tears,” alternating, the wind from the moun tains tempered by the milder breezes of the lakes, KiUarney is not alone a beauty spot in nature, but a health re sort as well. The traveler walking down to the water’s edge from the neighborhood bf the Victoria hotel at the lower end of the lake, when the sun rises in the morning or sets iu the evening, will see unfolded before him a picture which will Unger in the memory while he lives. A mile or so across the lake from Innlsfallen, Ross castle is in view, one of the most picturesque of the ancient ruins around KiUarney. Its tall quad rangular tower, or keep, was origin ally inclosed by outworks, built by one of the family of O’Donoghue Ross and believed to date from the fourteenth century. Its spiral stair of stone leading to the top commands an inter esting view of the lower lake, the is lands and the mountains all around. Almost beneath it are the remains of the old Abbey pf Muckross, founded in 1440 by the McCarthy family on the foundation of a much older church destroyed by fire in 1192. The ruins of the church and con vent, measuring about 100 feet In length, and consisting of choir, nave, transept, tower and cloister, still re maining nearly perfect, despite the lapse of centuries, with a beautiful quadrangle of arches, some with point ed and some semicircular heads, con stitute one of the most picturesque of all the Irish ruins. In the center of the square within the abbey Is a yew tree, said to be as old as the abbey it self. One of the quaintest of the tradi tions connected with life mountains environing KiUarney is associated with the "Devil's Punch Bowl” and Mangerton mountain. Rowed through the lakes by one of the veteran boatmen of the tqyrri; he enlivened the excursion by a series of stories which several of his lis teners felt would not have done any great discredit to the late Baron Mun chausen. His version of what the “Devil’s Punhh Bowl” meant, as contained in the legend still credited In the local, ity, his own country gets too hot when his own country gets too hot for him, goes up to the punch bowl and takes his whisky hot there, or, as the old oarsman said, “Or maybe a ‘Tom and Jerry,’ as we used to call It when I lived in Boston.” When the traveler hag rowed across the lakes, and listened to one of these • . ■■ ■— ■' • • in j . &ii mmmj wm. pM^sl 'i * '■ fci i "'v, < ' - * ... '■ -v.- J JB 5&-v.v •••••• : JiQff ’ liff it in - • Corner of Beautiful KiUarney. old boatmen spin his yarns, even though they be only fresh water ones, he is perfectly prepared to believe the final tale as he passes by a little is land known as “O’Donoghue’s prison,”' and beside which he la Informed that “O’Donoghue’s white horse” periodl 'cally glides across the lake with O’Donoghue on horseback, toward Rnss castle. The tradition of the neighborhood ir. as given out by our guide, that this old chieftain of the Glens “gave his prisoners a meal a day and as much water as they could drink” while he held the foreigner at bay, and re fused to allow him to enter the king dom of Kerry. Man’s Start In a Garden, Louisville, Ky.—“ When God wanted to give man a chance, he started him In a garden; but when Cain’s crime called for retribution, he built a town,” declared Rev. Dr. Charles T. Thomp son of New York, in speaking on ths report of the board of foreign ml* slons. He was emphasizing the work of the church and country life depart ment of the board, the report declar ing that the rural regions, once ths bulwark of the church, “have becomt sources of moral peril to the nation.” |^(UTGnEN I&SfgABINET JL# not a wild dream of pleasure, and a madness of desire —oh, no. love 1* not that—lt Is goodness and honor, and peace and pure llvlng-yes. love is that and is the best thing in the world, ant the thing that lives longest. —Henry Van Dyke. SOME LUNCHEON DISHES. These dishes are suitable for either luncheon or supper: When there are bits of left-over chicken (not enough for a meal) pre pare It by cutting it in small pieces, add to a white sauce and a cupful of tender cooked celery. Serve on rounds oI buttered toast. When there are a few slices of cold roast pork left from dinner, chop and mix with equal parts of celery, add dressing and serve on lettuce leaves. Veal and lamb are equally good served in this way. Milk toast Is a most delicious dish for supper. Prepare the toast not later than five minutes before serv ing; dry it in the oven until hot, then toast a golden brown; dip the edges Into hot water to soften, spread gen erously with butter and pour over a white sauce made of tw r o tablespoon fuls each of butter and flour cooked together and a cup of thin cream or rich milk added. Two cups will I>® needed for a large dish of toast. A lit tle grated cheese of pronounced flavor grated over the dish Just before serv ing adds to It. Bits of bacon left from breakfast added to a white sauce and served with poached eggs Is a change that quite acceptable from the everyday poached eggs. The old-fashioned codfish served In a good white sauce with steamed or baked potatoes Is a dish which most enjoy. If one has a little cold boiled ham chop It and add It to a thick white sauce, which may be used to cover broiled chops; then fry in deep fat and serve piping hot. The chop will need to be treated to egg and crumbs, as are croquettes. Fish chowder is another dish which may be served at almost any meal except breakfast. Hash served in mounds with poached egg on each is a nice way to serve both of these common dishes. Potatoes scalloped and seasoned with cheese or mixed with hard cooked eggs varies that time-honored dish. The addition of a few fresh mushrooms is relished by most. M HOSE who brine sunshine Into the lives of others, cannot keep It from themselves. —J. M. Barrie. It’s the songs you sing and the smile* you wear that makes the sunshine every where. PICKLING TIME. Every frugal housekeeper likes to have her shelves well stocked with good things for the winter. Today one may buy such good canned goods that much of the work has been given up; but we all have a few time-hon ored and handed-down recipes which we prepare each year. The following are a few which are old and reliable; To Can Green Corn' Without Cook Ing.—Take nine cups of corn cut from the cob, have the corn just picked, one cup of sugar, half a cup of salt and a cup of cold water; mix all to gether and place in sterilized cans, sealed tight. Freshen when using. Beet Relish. —A quart of boiled beets chopped, two cups of sugar, ta blespoonful of salt, a teaspoonful of white pepper, half a teaspoon of red pepper and a cup of grated horserad ish; mix all together and add enough vinegar to make it moist. Can cold. Canned Red Pepper*.—These deli cious little appetizers which cost too much In the winter to have often, may be canned successfully at home. First, raise your own sweet peppers, and when ready to can, wash and cut In strips with the scissors, cover with boiling water and let stand five min utes; drain and plunge Into Ice wa ter to cover. In which there Is a large piece of Ice. Again drain and pack into pint jars. To one quart of vine gar add two cups of sugar. 801 l to gether fifteen minutes and pour over the peppers until overflowing; seat and store In a cold place. Ripe Tomato Pickle.—Mix the fol lowing Ingredients In a stone jar; Three pints of peeled and chopped tomatoes, a cup of celery chopped, four tablespoonfuls of chopped red pepper, the “bity” kind, and four ta blespoonfuls of chopped onion, the same of salt, six tablesponfuls of same of salt, six tablespoonfuls or teaspoonful of cloves, the same of cinnamon, a teaspoonful of grated nutmeg, and two cups of vinegar. This will keep a year, and Is good to use In a week. Fine for meats. When Baking Potatoes. Use one of the new wire frames that may be had for a few cents. You stick the potatoes on little upright points, the potatoes bake all over at once and you do not burn your fingers in turning them over or getting them out, for you can put a dozen potatoes on the frame and put It in the oven Just like any other pan. Economical Mince Pie. Economical mince pie filling can be made as follows; Procure of a pork butcher some scraps from boiling down lard. Chop these very finely and to every half pound add ten ounces of currants, the same quantity of chopped apple and sugar, a tea spoon of spice and a little chopped lemon rind. If required to be kept, add a wineglass of brandy. Some philanthropist should offer a reward for a college that doesn't need, the mousy.