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THE SEA COASI ECHO
CHA*. a MOREAU, PUS.
BAY •T. LOUIS MISSISSIPPI
Spoil the rod and spare the child
la the modern way.
After all, how appropriate that epi
taphs are usually graven.
A steel famine is predicted. This
will call for iron endurance.
Perhaps the millennium awaits the
discovery of a serum against old age.
The great trouble with the Euro
pean status quo is that it won’t stay
pat
Don't count your chickens until
you’re sure the incubator lamp doesn’t
leak.
Clprlano Castro says he is going to
remain permanently In Tenerlffe.
Thanks.
In New York an ordinary taxi drivet
was arrested on supposition that he
was a robber.
Another blow at the American work
ingman with a tax contemplated on all
incomes over $3,000.
St. Louis policemen demand an
eight-hour day. He who runs may
read the time by the stars.
According to the census, there are
125,000 idiots in the country. But
only one kind were counted.
Two German officers flew 372 miles
in six hours. This may be called both
literally and figuratively going some.
People live longer in cities than
in villages, say German savants. May
be city people are more afraid to die.
Women’s smoking gowns are on
exhibition in New York stores. And
very likely they hook up in the back,
too.
Automobiles would never be driven
fifty miles an hour if none were made
capable of going more than twenty
five.
In Constantinople, a deposed high
official dies of apoplexy. In Mexico
City he is taken on an automobile
ride.
Farmers in Pennsylvania flocked to
a bargain sale of coffins. A bargain
sale will excite a live interest in any
thing.
With onions selling at 15 cents a
bushel there’s no perceptible increase
in the practice of smothering things
in them.
Now that St. Louis police are to
have an eight hour day, the night
force will be provided with more time
to sleep.
A clergyman finds that many plays
teach their morals hurriedly in the
last act —or during chair-slamming in
the first.
General Sung of China was killed by
assassins who were really looking for
General Sing. Chinese tenses are ter
ribly fatal.
The use of cosmetics Is said to be
very old. Apparently that Is also
what some of those using them think
of themselves.
An eastern physician says that wom
anhood will supply the drunkards of
the next century. Rather, lack of
womanhood.
Ten months is said to be the life of
the average $lO bill. But the experi
ence of most of us is that it lingers
only a few days.
Hundreds of New York teachers are
•aid to hold their jobs by keeping
(heir marriages secret But have they
no fool friends?
A dentist is asked to pay SI,OOO
for pulling the wrong tooth. Some
dentists have to wait a year for fill
ing the right ones.
Men. here is a harbor of refuge.
A leading Chicago milliner says the
niftiest kind of spring hat can be
“built” for 59 cents.
A domestic theorist advises mis
tresses to allow their servants to use |
the family piano. But why add to the
horrors of civilization?
In all candor it must be admitted
that it must be exceedingly annoying*
-to a thirsty man to get hold of the
syrup bottle by mistake.
Fifty thousand dollars is a neat sum,
useful in old age. But it’s long odds
that an aviator so reckless as to be
willing to fly across the Atlantic to
get the money would never live to a
ripe old age anyway.
Did you ever observe that the peo
ple who are always clamoring to
“muzzle the press” are the ones who
need the most watching?
People who were annoyed by the
beautified nickel will suffer parox
ysms at the attempt of the reformers
to take the **e” out of money.
This season’s hobble skirts are to
be even tighter than ever before. Al
though requiring less cloth, the price,
it is assured, will not shrink In pro
portion.
France is in need of lobsters. They
might take a few that are to be found
•round stage doors in this country
without the supply being missed.
Dusseldorf, Germany, is to have r
tower nearly twice as high as the Eif
fel tower In Pails and the man in the
moon will have to watch his steps
A Harvard professor advocates a
taw prohibiting marriage on less than
$g a day. If he can show how it can
Be generally obeyed there will be no
difficulty in getting it enacted.
ASTODE ours
Post Stand Century Ago Comes
Again to the Family.
Ranchers of the North Platte Valley
Are Interested in a Somewhat
Curious Chain of
f Events.
Cheyenne, Wyo.—A little-known ro
mance of the As tor family Is being
told among the ranchers of the North
Platte valley, where the old original
John Jacob As tor had a fur-trading
poet Just a century ago.
The first link in the chain was
forged by the Astor traders in 1812.
The second was created when young
William H, Force came to Wyoming
thirty years ago and purchased a
ranch upon which were the remains of
the old Astor trading post The third
has to do with the time when Kate
Talmadge of New York came to visit
Force’s sister and remained to marry
the brother, the courtship taking place
around the old trading post. The fourth
link was the birth of little Madeline
Force. Other links are the marriage
of Madeline Force and John Jacob As
tor and the probable return of the old
Astor trading post site to the great
great-grandson of the original Astor,
himself bearing the name of the found
er of the American family.
A century ago last December seven
trappers, headed by W. Price Hunt,
who was returning overland from As
toria, Ore., stopped on the North
Platte river, built winter quarters and
opened a trading post. They all wore
the Insignia of the American Fur com
pany, the Astor concern. That post
was the property of John Jacob Astor,
and remained so until It was dtAerted
by the trappers in the spring of 1813,
when the men loaded their furs in
Mrs. John Jacob Astor.
canoes, made from cottonwood trees
and floated down the Platte and Mis
souri rivers to St. Louis.
Thirty years later Bruce Husband,
in charge of Astor affairs in Wyoming,
dropped down the river and built a
new post, this time within two milee
of the post of 1813. The importance
of this post to the Astors can be seen
when it is told that the hides of 47,000
buffalo were shipped to St. Louis from
the post in a single year. But by
1850 the Astor company bad left the
field, and not until a member of the
family became director of the Union
Pacific railroad did they again bold
an Interest in that part of the world.
Along In 1883 when so many eastern
men of wealth were investing In great
western ranches, William H. Force
and others bought a big tract of land
in eastern Wyoming and western Ne
braska. On the tract was the old As
tor trading post, now in ruins. Along
with Force were the Arbuckles of cof-
STORK IS FAR OUTCLASSED
Doctor Offers Couple Board, Lodging
and Unique Chance of
Glory.
Chicago.—Board, lodging, incidental
expenses for fifteen months and the
glory ultimate of being the parents of
the first perfect baby, endowed with
the all-knowledge, is the offer of a Chi
cago doctor, to any young couple who
will put themselves entirely in his
charge for fifteen months.
Minerva, goddess of wisdom, says
mythology, sprang full panoplied from
the head of Jove. The little stranger
the doctor wishes to superintend into
the world will, he promises, arrive
with perfectly formed mind and soul,
and will inhabit this world forever
and forever.
He claims to have solved the rid
dle of eugenics. He says that given
a normal man and wife he can, in fif
teen months, make them parents of a
baby, which, at birth, will weigh fif
teen pounds and have teeth and eyes.
Moreover, It will know all things
and live forever. It will be devoid of
those temptations and faults to which
the human race is heir. It, and Its
kind, will inhabit the earth, and re
produce its kind (not its young, for
there will be no young, in the sense
of today) once about every 500 years.
It will eschow meat and have a dis
taste for all that it should not eat It
will live on nuts, fruit and vegetables.
He says that he will place $50,000
in any hank as a forfeit, that he can
accomplish this result, but he must
have perfectly normal people, educat
ed, and in a receptive mood. He de
clares that the result of bis experi
ment will be to change the entire
ccurse of theosophy.
He does not divulge his method, but
FRISCO OLDER THAN NATION
Pacific Coast City Said to Have Been
Founded March 27, 1776, by
Anglican Indians.
Berkeley, Cal.—-The yellow, musty
pages of an old Spanish ecclesiastical
document in the possession of the
University of California have yielded
to researchers anew story of the
founding of San Francisco, which
places the date before the birth of
the nation —March IT, ITti
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When Vehid Bey the other day surrendered Yanina to General Soutzo, an
occurrence depicted in this photograph, the Greeks gained possession of a
city that had been under the Crescent for 500 years.
fee fame and some others. Western
ranchers say the books of the com
pany showed an ownership of 6,000
brood mares. Mr. Force was manager.
Mr. Force has long lived in the east,
but he retains ownership of the “P. O.”
ranch —one of the largest in the west.
This ranch probably will some day
come into possession of Force’s grand
son. the posthumous son of John Jacob
Astor, who went down in the Titanic.
With the ranch will, of course, go the
site of the first trading poet estab
lished by the Astors in the trans-Mis
sissippi country.
GOAT HAS BANKNOTE MEAL
Farmer In French Town Has Animal
Killed to Recover S2OO It
Masticated.
Paris. —A farmer living near Tou
louse has just presented to the Bank
of France the fragments of ten S2O
notes for payment. They were much
torn, having been eaten by a goat. A
few days ago the farmer, on entering
the goat’s stable, placed his coat on
the ground. Later he found that the
goat had got at his pocketbook and
was quietly eating the contents. He
immediately had the goat killed and
he recovered the fragments of the
notes.
COLLEGE MEN SEE SNAKES
Creepy Feeling Comes to Those Who
Are Present When Curator
Fondles Rattles.
New York. —Two hundred members
of the University club. Lafayette ave
mue and South Oxford street, were
present at the reception tendered the
alumni of Lafayette college, Wiscon
sin university, University of Maine
and Hobart college. President Edward
Ward McMahon. In a brief address,
extended a cordial welcome to the
visiting alumni.
The entertainment provided was aa
interesting lecture, illustrated by liv
ing specimens, delivered by Raymond
Lee Dltmars, curator of reptiles and
assistant curator of the New York
Zoological park. Mr. Dltmars ap
says that he would go about It as a
superarchitect would plan a wonderful
and lasting edifice. He will lay out
the plans and specifications. The
young couple who agree to the offer
must put themselves entirely in his
charge, and must not deviate from
the rules and regulations he lays down
for them. He has no fear of the out
come. The doctor is married, and
has no children.
TWO MEN’S HEARTS SHIFTED
X-Ray Shows Organs on Right Side of
Breast Bone of Males in Phil
adelphia.
Philadelphia, Pa. —Following an ex
amination in the X-ray department of
the University of Pennsylvania, it was
announced that Frederick Steiner,
forty-two years old, of 611 Henry
street, Camden, was suffering from a
displacement of the heart, the organ
being four inches to the right of the
breast hone.
It was the second case of the kind
brought to light in Camden by a doc
tor, the other being that of Edgar Mer
rill, sixty-three years old, of 12 Fo
garty avenue. It was stated that with
rest and care a cure can be effected
in both cases.
Terriers Kill Wildcat.
Haywards, Cal. —In a death battle
with, three small terrior dogs a fifty
pound wildcat was kilted on a ranch
in the Valle Vista district. In the act
of making a raid on chickens the cat
was discovered by a rancher’s son and
chased up a tree. He was dislodged
with stones, and in the fight which fol
lowed one of the terriers was badly
torn.
The document is contained In the
Robert E. Gowan collection presented
to the Academy of Pacific Coast His
tory by the late Collls P. Huntington.
It has just been deciphered by Prof.
Frederick C. Teggart. The narrative
deals with the journey from Sonora,
Mexico, of Padro Pedro Font, first
apostle to the Indians of- San Francis
co peninsula. His party founded a
mission at Yuma, Ariz., then crossed
the Imperial valley of California to
San Diego and moved up the coast
to fito Francisco,
SHE IS NO JUDGE OF LIQUOR
Firm That Sends a Sample Flask tc
(Miss) M, B. Chisholm, W. C. T. U.
Leader, Gets Sharp Reply.
Canaljoharie, N. Y. —“Are you a
judge of whisky? If so, you will ad
mit that our XXX brand is the mel
lowest and best you ever tasted. We
are sending you under separate cover
a sample flesk. We are sure you will
like It. To customers who order be-,
fore April 1 we will send express pre
paid a $5 demijohn for $3.88. Fill out
the inclosed order blank and return.”
Thus read a letter received by M. B.
Chisholm of 42 Maple street. The re
cipient of the letter read it again, gave
a little gasp of astonishment and then
smiled. The address on the envelope
was looked at again. There It was,
plain as typewriter could make it
”M. B. Chisholm, 42 Maple Street. Caw
aljoharle, N. Y.”
And here is the reply the compam
received;
“Your letter duly received ana
promptly burned. Would that all oth
ers sent out might meet the same fate
Demon & Devil should be the firm
name on your letter head. I am, very
disrespectfully yours, (Miss) Mary B.
Chisholm, preeident Woman’s Chris
tian Temperance union.”
proacbed his which happened
to fep “Snakes and Lizards.” with all
3 ’!)f a edan sign
ing an ordinary check- The careless
way in which he handled such deadly
snakes as the rattler and the water
moccasin was enough to make the
cold chills run up and down one’s
back.
He spoke of the reptiles as one
would speak of a friend. In terms of
warmest affection, and said that
snakes were greatly maligned and
.that some of the attributes accorded
the reptile were based upon popular
superstition and were not warranted
by the actual facts. ,
"Asa matter of fact,” said the
speaker, “the snake is not cold and
slimy.”
After telling of the various species
of lizards, which number over 3,000,
and snakes that number over 4,000.
Curator Ditmars affectionately exhib
ited a Gila monster, which was not so
dangerous, he said, as its marking
would paint it.
In quick succession the speaker
then exhibited a glass snake which
Head Keeper of the Bronx Zoo Charles
Snyder dexterously took from a white
bag.
“This snake,” said the speaker, "gets
Its name because, If struck a blow
from a walking stick, it would break
up into bits.”
Mr. Ditmars then produced an In
fant boa constrictor. “There Is a
certain art In handling snakes.” said
the speaker as the reptile turned
about his wrist. “The snake has an
erratic temper and should be allowed
to have its own way. Very often it Is
affected by the nervous condition of
the person who handles it. and it gets
real mad if the handler is not In the
right frame of mind toward It”
Mr. Ditmars then picked up a milk
snake, which, he said, despite the fact
that it is a frequenter of barns, does
not milk cow's, according to the popu
lar belief. It is of economic value to
the farmer, because it feeds on mice,
which are a pest to the agriculturist.
Loses Mind Over "Black Hand.”
Hillsville, Pa.— Mentally unbalanced
from the effects of his experiences in
the recent “Black Hand” feud, James
A. Robinson was found near his home
almost frozen to death. He had es
caped from the house In a nightshirt
only, and w'as saved frpm death by a
passerby. During the (“Black Hand”
feud he was waylaid st feral times
severely wounded.
1
Whole Family of Methuselahs.
Berne, Switzerland. f-The canton of
Schweiz boasts of a ftfcily of 11 broth
ers and sisters whos| combined ages
total 774 years.
There, “on the eternity of the
white cliff, at the inter point of the
entrance to the harboV’ the cross was
planted and a spttlenJent established.
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Marked Time of 105 Year*.
Canaan, Conn.—A Clock, one hun
dred and five years bid, still keeps
time in the home of W. Manvel. It
is an eight-day clock | and the wheels
and cogs are of wood It keeps bettei
time than most modern clock. To all
appearance it is go<4 fcyr another cer*
twry of aerrioa. /
BAD WATEB HOLD-UP
It Was Only for Moving Pictures
but Passengers Thought it
Real Thing.
By FRANK FILSON.
The journey across the desert is
not a distracting one, and any diver
sion is gladly welcomed, so that,
when the flashily dressed man stood
up at the end of the Pullman and be
gan to address the passengers, every
body went forward and gathered
around him, laughing and clapping.
They thought he was going to offer
something for sale.
However, he had nothing to sell.
He had a favor to ask, be said, and so
everybody became silent and listened
attentively.
“Ladies and gentlemen,” began the
flashily dressed man, “I am going to
repeat to you what I have just said to
the passengers in the next coach.
When we reach Bad Water, in ten
minutes or so, a moving picture man
will be upon the platform to take
some pictures representing a hold-up.
Some of the performers, dressed as
bandits, will attack the mail car, while
others will go through the coaches, de
manding your money and valuables.
But please do not be alarmed. The
whole proceeding will be in panto
mime, and if you will make a show of
compliance, and so aid us, nobody will
be annoyed. I ask of you, fellow-pas
sengers, to feign alarm, and if one or
two of the ladies wil, pretend to faint
it will help things along.”
Everybody began laughing and
eagerly awaited the stop at Bad Wa
ter. This was the fourth day of the
trans-continental journey, and the pas
sengers were on very good terms with
one another. They began to discuss
train robberies.
‘T’d never give up a cent,” exclaim
ed a stout, perspiring drummer, wip
ing the alkali dust from his features.
"Not for all the train robbers in Cali
fornia. No, sirree, and don’t mistake
me. I’d duck their pistols and hit out
once or twice and then —well, there
wouldn’t be any train robbers.”
“Well, as for me, I know I should
just faint,” answered a demure young
lady. “And before I fainted I’d just
hand over everything I had.”
“Not with me around, you wouldn’t
need to,” answered the drummer gal
lantly.
The other travelers did not commit
themselves, for at that moment the
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“Hands Up, You Silly Sheep!”
train began to slow down and there
appeared the irrigation ditch from
which the station took its name. Then
the little tin-roofed shanty came into
view', and a moment later a half doz
en men, wearing sombreros and mask
ed, with pistols stuck all around their
waist lines, leaped forward across the
tracks. One jumped into the engine
cab and held his pistol to the fore
head of the engineer. The mail van
was next attacked, while two men
made their way into the foremost of
the coaches.
Upon the platform a moving picture
operator had set up his instrument
and was busily reeling off the film,
the passengers, interested In the
scene, gathered around him.
"Now, ladies, now. gentlemen.” in
terposed the flashily dressed man in
tones of remonstrance, “won’t you
please go back into the coaches and
be robbed? You’re interfering with
the operator. It spoils the reality of
the pictures, your standing round
here as though nothing had happened.
People will think the picture’s a fake,
and it’s going to be exhibited in all
the leading cities of America. Won’t
you go back?”
Two or three did turn back toward
the coaches in a half-hearted way, but
the rest remained obdurate, and the
flashily dressed man ran here and
there among them, remonstrating and
pleading. His requests, however, fell
on deaf ears. It was much pleasanter
outside in the fresh air than within,
and, besides, all wanted to see the
whole proceedings. At last, in des
pair, the flashily dressed man threw
up his hands and disappeared inside
one of the coaches.
Almost simultaneously a pistol shot
rang out, followed by a woman's
scream for help. The heads cf the
spectators turned round with a simul
taneous movement and their features
betrayed an expression of sudden
fear.
“You told me It was fun,” shrieked
a woman’s voice. “I won’t give you
my rings. I won’t, I tell you. There,
take them, then. And that’s every
penny I have in the world.”
"It’s Big Ike and his gang,” some
body screamed. ‘lt’s real enough!
My God, it’s all real!”
Then the flashily dressed man came
dashing out of his coach, a smoking
pistol in his iiand. He was followed
by two of the gang.
“Hands up, you silly sheep!” he yell
ed. "Hands up or I fire. Now, then,
back into the cars. One at a time,
please. You’ll keep them above your
heads while Ike goes through you.”
Sheep, he had called them, and like
sheep they obeyed. The first to do
to *u the commercial traveler. There
waa a look of terror on his red face,
and he held his arms erect as ram
rods.
Only one traveler remained upon
the platform. It was the demure
young lady who had been discussing
her course of action In the event of a
real hold-up. Instead of fainting she
stamped her foot violently and actual
ly shook her fist in the flashily
dressed man’s face.
"I won’t put my hands up and I
won’t give you a cent. And I’ve got
ninety dollars inside my waist and I
defy you to take It, you coward.
There!”
Upon the platform the operator was
still grinding off his films. The flash
ily dressed man approached the young
lady, took off his hat, and made her a
bow.
“Madam, you are the only man
among the lot.” he said, ‘‘Pray keep
your money as a tribute to your cour
age!”
The passengers had all filed in
when the wheels of the train began
to move. The flashily dressed man
caught the young lady by the arm and
swung her aboard. Inside the travel
ers stood huddled together, but there
Aas no bandit to receive their cash.
The flashily dressed man stood on
the step and leered at them.
“Sorry to frighten you all, ladies and
gents.” he said. “If you'd obliged me
as I asked of you to do, I wouldn’t
have had to scare you. We ain’t ban
dits; we’re just moving picture peo
ple; but we had to get the picture and
as you wouldn't help us —why. we just
had to help ourselves. Good-bye.”
And as the train was now in motion
he leaped to the ground and stood
smiling at them.
When they had resumed their places
there was quite a long silence. Then
the drummer spoke.
“I knew it wasn’t real,” he said. “If
I’d thought it was I’d have acted dif
ferent.”
He smiled at the demure young
lady. But she was reading a text
book on the Montessori method of
teaching the young, and she never
looked up at him between Bad Water
and San Francisco.
(Copyright, 1913, by W. G. Chapman.)
RURAL TEACHERS’ PAY SMALL
Average Pay Is Less Than That Re
ceived by Street Laborers
in Cities.
The statisticians tell us that the av
erage salary of the teachers of the
nation in the common schools is less
than S4OO a year, and in the rural
school districts less than S3OO, the
Hon. David Franklin Houston, secre
tary of agriculture, writes in Leslie's.
Illinois reports rural salaries ranging
from $250 to $400; Kansas, a salary of
less than $250; Missouri, Mississippi
and Tennessee, one of less than $250;
Vermont, Maine and North Carolina,
one of less than S2OO. In urban com
munities it ranges from SSOO to S6OO
to SI,BOO or $2,U00, or more. The an
nual compensation of rural teachers is
less than that of street laborers in cit
ies, less than that of bricklayers, plas
terers, carpenters, plainters and brake
men, and the superintendent of Ala
bama reports that in that state it is
less than the average earnings of con
victs.
Everywhere these teachers are
stranded in one room buildings, for
the most part unsightly, devoid of the
ordinary comforts, lacking in facili
ties, in unattractive and insanitary
surroundings, they teach all grades
and hold 30 to 35 or 40 recitations a
day for four, five, six or seven months
a year, and do this without advice or
assistance from competent supervisors
or inspectors. Illinois reports 10,600
one teacher schools, 1,150 of them hav
ing less than 15 pupils; Kansas, 7,800,
425 with less than IB pupils, 300
with less than 10; North Carolina,
more than 4,000 out of a total of 5,400;
Indiana reports 1,085 schools with
less than 15 pupils, and 2,000 with less
than 20; Missouri, 705 with less than
12, and 2,500 with less than 20.
When the people know the facts and
are intelligently led they will face the
situation, provide the means and will
regard the expenditure for develop
mental purposes not aa a burden,
but as an investment. They must
put more money into this business of
rural education to save what they
have already put in—to make good
what they have undertaken. As peo
ple of ordinary business sense, they
must recognize the necessity of ef
ficiency of production. A nation which
is spending $700,000,000 a year on
war, past and future, $800,000,000 for
tobacco, and $1,500,000,000 for whisky
cannot make the plea of poverty and
cannot afford to say that it will stop
at an expenditure of $330,000.0000 for
schools.
Explaining the Explanation.
The chemico-physical explanation of
the universe goes but a little way.
These are the tools of the creative
process, but they are not that process,
nor its prime cause. Start the flame
of life going, and the rest may be ex
plained in terms of chemistry; start
the human body developing, and phys
iological processes explain its growth;
but why it becomes a man and not a
monkey —what explains that? —John
I Burroughs, in the A Han lie.
An Extra.
Newsboy —Great mystery! Fifty
I victims! Paper, mister?
Passer-by—Here, boy. I’ll take one
i (After reading a moment.) Say. boy,
• there's nothing of the kind In this pa
per. Where is It?
Newsboy—That’s the mystery, guv
nor. You're the fifty-first victim.—
Missouri Oven.
Flowers From Germany.
Germany ships 12,000.000 or 15,-
000.000 “pips’’ or “crowns” of lilies of
the valley to the United States every
year. W’hen these “pips” are planted
in pots they bloom and are then
thrown away. German soil and the
German climate seem especially favor
able to their production.
More Likely.
“Now, I want a canary that will
sing right away and sing what I like:
one that won’t get the pip or die the
first week.” “You don't want a can
ary, my friend. What you want U
a music box”
MHE common problem—yours,
mine, everyone’s—
Is not to fancy what were fair in life
Provided It could be; but finding first
What may be. then find how to make it
fair.
Up to our means—a very different thing?
My business is not to remake myself
But make the absolute best of what God
has made. } —Robert Browning.
SEASONABLE IDEAS.
To make a cheap floor wax, use a
pound of beeswax and three pints of
turpentine. Cut the wax In small
pieces, and put them Into a pan. Set
the pan In hot water and let the wax
welt. Take it off the fire and add the
turpentine to the wax, mixing thor
oughly. Use when cold.
To make good dust rags, use paraf
fin wax mixed with turpentine. Melt
the wax and add enough turpentine
to mix well, then dip the cloth in this
mixture.
Floor mops for hard wood floors can
be made at a quarter tie price of the
boughten variey, and fully as service
able.
The housekeeper who likes system
keeps an Inventory of most of her
household belongings. Things are ar
ranged on selves or boxes in certain
places, well labeled, and in her desk
Is a house hoc i telling the number or
amount of said bag. box or drawer
full of articles. In case of illness or
going away any one unacquainted with
the house can find anything needed.
Underclothing, shoes, overshoes,
hats, wraps, furs, in fact anything that
is worn or used, will come under this
list, and be helpful to keep.
Candle ends should never be thrown
away, as this wax can be used in
starch, to rub off the range and keep
It black and shiny, or can be mixed
with turpentine and used as a floor
polish.
Curtain rings and pins may be
brightened when black by boiling in
vinegar and water, then rinsing and
nibbing with a dry cloth.
Put a paper bag over the meat
chopper when grinding crumbs, also
slip one over the egg beater when
whipping cream. A small bole wiW
allow the handle to come through and
you will not be sprinkled with cream
spatters.
WE GET back our nu-ie ui< w
measure,
Y e cannot do wron.tr and feel - right;
Nor can we give pain and gain pleas
ure
For justice avenges each slight.
SOME CASSEROLE DISHES.
The casserole may be a simple dish
of brown crockery, with a cover, or a
more elaborate white, fired, silver
holder affair. The food will taste as
good in the ten-cent variety, but wIH
,not look quite so well as a serving
dish.
Digestion waits on appetite, and ap
petite on the appearance and flavol
of food, so that the more attractive
It is in its appearance, the more ap
petizing and. In consequence, the mor*
digestible the food will be.
An attractively laid tabte, well-sea
soned food and hot dishes hot, cold
dishes cold, w’ irther induce diges
tion of these food.*. These may seem
minor things, but are really of a good
deal of importance In home-making.
A delicious meat dish to serve from
a casserole is chicken with vegeta
bles. Parboil the fowl, if old and
tough, then brown in a frying pan
with a little butter; pour over the
broth in which the fown waa stewed,
add a few eighths of potatoes (par
boiled), a few’ pieces of carrots and
three or four small onions. Cook to
gether for an hour in a moderate oven
in a closely covered casserole. Serve
on the table in the casserole. The
nice thing about casserole cookery’
that the meat and vegetables are all
together in one dish, less meat may
be used and all are piping hot.
Another important point to be noted
in casserole cookery, is that tough
meat may be used and made palatable
by long, slow cookery. The meal
must be cut in serving-sized pieces,
season and flour well, then brown in a
frying pan. Make a gravy of the flour
and gravy in the pan. with the add!
tion of water, pour over the meat, add
the vegetables, and dinner will be
all ready to serve from one dish,
A small piece of veal with a bit of
onion and green pepper for flavor,
browned and added to the meat with
a cup of cooked rice will piece out a
small piece of meat and serve the
family well and cheaply.
A Real Surprise Ahead.
“What are you doing, Polly?” asked
her mother.
“I’m knitting, mumie, dear,” replied
the young woman, heard George
say the other day h* was afraid he’d
have to buy anew muffler for his car.
and i thought I’d knit him one as a
sort of surprise.”—Harper’s Weekly.
Sappy Gets It Again.
Mr. Sapleigh—l find It dooced hard
to collect my thought*, you know.
Miss Keen —Father rays it’s always
difficult to collect small amounts.
The Man.
They offered the beautiful woman the
choice of all the kinds of lovers that
ever were.
“If you can sort him out.” she said,
“give me the man whom my children
can call ‘Father’ without laughing.—
The Antidote.
Awful End.
“What became of that Russian
unt who insulted you?”
“He choked.”
“How did that happen?”
“I made him swollow his words!*

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