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I HANDICRAFT FOR BOYS AND GIRLS \
b r f A. NEELY HALL and DOROTHY PERKINS f W^'AVVV.WAV/VW^.VAV.V.'.V/o’iW.V/AVAVWW (Copyright, by A. Neely Hall.) HANDY THINGS TO MAKE FOR MOTHER. For the sleeve board (Fig. 1) you will require wood three-quarters or d no inch thick, out of which to cut pieces A and B (Figs. 2 and 3), and a carpenters “dowel" stick about two feet long from which to cut four pieces five inches long for connecting A and B. Figs. 2 and 3 show the meas urements for cutting pieces A and B. 1 sV WOLtS j ■ j (r_ “ @ and the location of the one-half Inch holes for the dowels, which should extend entirely through the pieces. Coat the ends of the dowels with glue, and fasten them with finishing nails driven through the edges of A and B. Fig. 4 shows a unique rack for dish towels, with the back board so hinged that, when the towels hung upon them have dried and been put away, the arms may he dropped out of the way as in F'ig. 5. Fig. 6 shows the dimensions for board A, Fig. 7 the dimensions for board B. and Fig. 8 the length of the broomhandle arms C. The holes in board ii must he of the exact diameter of the broomhandles. Coat the ends of the arms with glue, and drive a nail through the edge of board B into each. One pair of hinges is sufficient for hinging board B to A. They should be screwed to the edges as shown at D trig. 5). Screw eyes E and F (Fig. c v^:li K ___<§). 6 _T7c 1 i:: • ~ S k ® ** ,T [ * ■ ( are provided for pin H to slip through when the arms have been raised, to hold them in that position Fig. 4). Screw one screw eye into the edge of board B (E, Fig. 5), and tw T o screw eyes into board A (F, Fig. 5), in the right positions so when the arms are raised screw eye E will come between screw eyes F. Screw eyes G (Figs. 4 and 6) are provided for hangers. The purpose of the bread-slicing board (Fig. 9) is to make it easy to slice a loaf of bread so each slice is of equal thickness on all edges. Fig. 10 show's the dimensions for base A. and Fig. 11 the dimensions for uprights B. Block C will keep up — • B B i; ~ F — I*^*% § = I LJilPi i illll * 12 T j\J \ @ .. rights B the right distance apart for the slot for the bread knife. Nail up rights B in place, then slip a saw’ through the slots, and cut a small groove in base A (D, Figs. 9 and 11) so the knife will cut through the bottom bread crust easily. Strip E (Fig. 9) is nailed to the far edge of base A. to push the bread against when cutting, and strip F (Fig. 9) fits between uprights B. on the end of base A, and should be of the proper width so there will be ex actly five-sixteenths of an inch space between its inside edge and slot D. Elephant’s Sonata. Here is a good story about the clev erness of an Italian showman: An ele phant was advertised to play a sonata on the piano. A great crowd assem bled and money was refused at the doors. There was a very solid plat form, and a grand pianoforte. The ele phant “came on.” and was received with deafening applause. Tne im presario led it up to the instrument, when it suddenly turned tail and walked away. Nothing could be done to induce it to come back, and the an , CORK TOYS. If you will save the cork from every empty bottle before it is thrown out or disposed of to the ragman, you will soon have enough shapes and sizes to provide an afternoon’s fun of toymaking. If you do not want to wait until enough corks have accu mulated by this means, you can get what you will need at a drug store In addition to corks, you must have some cardboard, some worsted, beads, toothpicks, burnt matches, pins and glue. For cutting the corks use a very sharp knife. The horse (Fig. 1) has a body made of two tapered corks, with the small ends glued together. Use the pat tern In Fig. 2 for the head, and glue this in a slot cut across the end of the body. The legs may be toothpicks or matches; glue them into boles in rat® i i—_—— the cork body. The tail is made of several strands -of worsted tied to a pin (Fig. 3), which is stuck into the body. The funny little porcupine (Fig. 4) has a tapered cork body (Fig. 5). toothpick legs, a cardboard head (Fig. 6), and toothpick quills. Because cork birds and animals are funny creatures at best, it is proper to devise varieties other than those found in zoos. Fig. 7 shows a pe culiar specimen. Isn’t he a dandy with his ornamental neck? Five glass beads strung upon a toothpick form the neck, the cardboard head y® - _ . j ✓ (Fig. 8) sticks upon the end of the toothpick neck, and the toothpick legs have beads glued upon their ends. The duck (Fig. 9) is one of the many floating toys which can be made. Fig. 10 shows the head and neck, Fig. 11 the tail, and Fig 12 the keel fas tened to the under side of the body to prevent upsetting. The keel should be of cardboard coated with paraffin Tapering corks make splendid pots for toy plants for a doll house (Fig. 15), and plants can be made of paper or pieces of artificial ferns. If you have never made a cork jave lin to toss at a target, you have missed lots of fun. Pig. 16 shows how tc make one by inserting a needle in the bottom of a tapered cork, and a feath er In the top. Enough cork furniture can he de vised to furnish a doll’s house com pletely. Fig. 17 shows a bed. This has a cardboard mattress, cork feet, and a pillow of two tapering corks. dience got excited and seemed to think they were the victims of a fraud. Whereupon the manager addressed them, and announced that the animal, usually so docile, had recognized in the notes on the keyboard of the piano the teeth of its mother, and positively declined to play on that instrument The Italian audience was as much' amused with the story as they ex pected to be with the sonata, and the elephant, coming on again and doing a few tricks, was cheered, and danger ous consequences averted. SPECIAL FISH DISHES THREE RECIPES THAT ARE THE BEST OF THE KIND. Excellent Meal Where Bluefish or Mackerel Are Available —Pudding That Is Liked by Many—Fried Scallops a Delicacy. Broiled Bluefish or Mackerel. —Blue fish and mackerel are never better than when broiled. To do this as it should be done, grease a wire broiler. If there is a coal fire, use one of the double sort. The same sort of broiler can be slipped on the regular gas broiler and makes it far easier to han dle fish in a gas stove. Grease the fish, after it has been cleaned and dried. Olive oil is good to grease both fish and broiler, and first cook the skin side —for about two minutes. Turn and cook the side without skin until the fish is done. Loosen the fish from the broiler carefully with a sharp knife, and slip It on to a hot platter. Spread with maitre d’hotel butter or plain butter, and garnish with parsley and pieces of lemon. If the fish is broiled over a coal fire, turn it several limes to begin with, but do most of the cooking on the side without skin. Fish Pudding.—For this fish pud ding. two pounds of fresh haddock, bass, or cod are required. Remove the bones from the fish raw, and chop it fine. Add a teaspoonful of salt, a shake or two of mace, a tablespoonful. of flour, three of melted butter, a beaten egg and, gradually, a quart of very rich milk. Beat all together thorough ly and pour into buttered mold which has been lined with fine crumbs. Stand the mold in a pan of hot water in the oven and bake slowly for an hour. Serve with a rich white sauce, to which the yolk of one egg, beaten with a teaspoonful of lemon juice, is added just before taking from the fire. Fried Scallops.—Wash a quart of scallops and drain them as dry as pos sible. Then plunge them into boiling water and boil until tender. Drain again. Mix a few tablespoonfuls of flour with salt and pepper. Wipe the scallops as dry as possible, dip them in the seasoned flour, then in a beaten egg and then in fine cracker crumbs, and drop into hot, deep fat to brown. When brown remove, drain for a min ute on paper, and serve very hot with crisp broiled bacon and tartar sauce. Garnish with slices of lemon and tiny springs of fresh parsley. Cheese Aigrettes. One-fourth pound flour, two ounces butter, one half pint water, two eggs and one yolk, two ounces grated cheese, pepper, salt and cayenne. Put butter and water into saucepan; when boiling, add the flour and cook until the mixture leaves the sides of the pan. Take from the fire, add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Add the cheese and seasoning. Turn on to plate, divide into rough pieces about the size of a walnut and fry in deep fat to a golden brown. Drain well and serve at once. The fat must not he too hot, as it will take about five minutes to cook through. Banana Preserves. Take about a dozen well-ripened bananas, remove the skin, and cut the fruit up into small round slices. With a Jem on squeezer press out the juice of eight small, sweet oranges, and also the juice of four lemons. Preserve the pulp, adding it with the juice to the bananas. To each pound of the ba nanas allow half a pound of preserv ing sugar. Put all these ingredients into a jelly pan and boil rather slowly for three-quarters of an hour. Belgian Salad. Soak large prunes in cold water foi several hours, then drain the stones. Fill the cavities with the following: Chop together one stalk of celery, half a green pepper and blade of i hives. Mix with French dressing, ntuff the prunes well and place on ten der lettuce leaves, adding one or two cream-cheese halls to each plate. Serve with French dressing, to which you have added enough paprika to make It quite red. Hominy Cutlets. Wash the hominy thoroughly, then let it soak all night. Place in a jar. allowing one quart of or vege table stock to four ounces of hominy (weighing when dry); season with pepper and salt, cook gently in oven for three hours. Look at It now and then to see if more water or stock Is needed. Spread out on a dish, and when cool form into cutlets; egg, crumb aiyl fry. Serve with tartar sauce. Baked Eggs on Toast. Toast six slices of stale bread, dip them in hot salted water and butter them lightly. After arranging them on a platter or deep plate, break enough eggs to cover them, breaking one at a time, and slip over the toast so that they do not break. Sprinkle Over them salt and pepper, turn ov£r all some kind of a thickened gravy, bake in a hot oven until eggs are set, about five minutes. Serve at once. Beans ala Mexicana. For this Mexican dish, soak one cup ful of black Mexican beans all night; then boil with two tiny red peppers and two cloves of garlic until the beans are tender enough to mash. Drain, mash and add pepper, salt, but ter and a little cream; serve the beans in the center of a dish surrounded by plain boiled rice. A smooth, rich tomato sauce may be served with them if desired. Boiled Haddock. Scrape the fish, take out the inside, wash It. and lay it in a kettle with enough water to cover, allowing one quarter pound salt to each gallon of water. Simmer gently from fifteen to twenty minutes, or more. For small haddocks, fasten their tails in their mouths and put them into boiling wa ter. Serve with plain melted butter. Time: Large haddock, half hour: small, one-quarter, or rather less. TH* SEA COAST ECHO, BAY ST. LOUIS, MISSISSIPPI nr t wit twitt x'' , v Wl K) i^VIK) L -InQW |( PLATT KNOWS BIRDS j “ Representative Edmund Platt, whc is a newspaper publisher of Pough keepsie, N. Y., knows more things ||L that are true about birds than any • body else in congress. | Whenever he can collect a little v ||* spare time, Platt puts dull statecraft |;IM behind him and seta forth into the woods and fields to listen to the song SWjyy and twitter of the birds. Sparrows, !£% • robins, flamingoes, storks, crows, wrens—no matter what kind of birds H f he sees, Platt knows them all by sight. '} i If a bird is sitting still he can tell It ly/ by its plumage, if flying, by Its flight And If he can’t see the stork or linnet W or cockatoo or whatever the bird is, j be can identify it by Its song. A bird finds It practically impossible to fool Platt. The blackbird that tries to pass itself off on Platt for a quail pre sents an absurd spectacle. 4 Rarely does Platt venture out of — I the house without his bird book and bis opera glasses in his pocket. A bird may take the view of the one in the poem and assert: ‘‘Nobody knows but my mate and I, where our nestlings lie. Chee, chee, chee.” But that bird is wrong. For Platt knows. One morning Platt paused in a little park on his way up to Capitol hill to fix his opera glasses on a bird that was going twee, twee, twee, in a mighty oak tree. Innocent pedestrians stopped to look, wondering what manner of man or beast Platt had sighted in the tree. One old fellow, however, was smarter than the rest. As he passed he remarked out of the corner of his mouth to Platt: “I’ve seen you practical jokers before. You’ll stare up yonder a long time before you'll get me to look.” * * j DEMOCRATS’ NEW SECRETARY j Normal promotion and recogni tion of ability both operated when W. R. Hollister was appointed acting sec- 'ipPW retary of the Democratic national ||| \ committee not long ago. The change W was made necessary by the lamented 's^l death of Thomas J. Pence, the secre- ip tary. and it is believed and hoped by v the many friends of Mr. Hollister that %&% |jps* ’; : aw his present temporary position will ||S§l!P|i if W be made permanent at the Democratic W'- f national convention at St. Louis next " •/ June. Mr. Hollister was appointed v '. / assistant secretary by Mr. Pence and / ' > conducted the affairs of the office for WjlijiP*” w " y.■■ several weeks under the direction of W Mr. Hollister, who hails from Jef ferson City. Mo., is clerk of the sen- " 1 ate committee on foreign relations, of ” r m 8 which Senator Stone of Missouri is chairman. Moreover, he has con- A ducted two campaigns for Senator $ \ Stone with skill and success. In 1912, before the Baltimore convention, he was an active member of the forces that tried in vain to bring about the nomination of Speaker Clark, but as soon as his party decided it wanted to run Woodrow Wilson for president, Mr. Hol lister devoted all h e energy and experience to the election of that gentleman. The new still a bachelor, despite his good looks, affability and wide acquaintance. INTERVIEWING CARTER GLASS ‘‘When is an interview net an in terview?” was a question asked by Washington correspondents one day not long ago after an experience with Representative Carter Glass of Vir \ ginia, chairman of the house comrait \ tee on banking and currency and one \ of the steadfast supporters of Presi- dent Wilson in the “armed-ship" con- Mr. Glass was questioned by sev eral correspondents regarding the I ,j near revolt in the house, and he used E •] vigorous language in expressing his > opinion of certain of his colleagues. / One correspondent prepared his k/ “story” and took it to Mr. Glass ror / approval before publication. The Vir ginian made a few changes and later in the evening called up the writer and asked him to “make it perdition instead of hell.” The next day, when Jt* he saw his words in cold type, he de —=——• nied he had been interviewed. The reporter used both “hell and perdition” in his indignant outburst for press gallery consumption and analysis. KEYNOTER FOR REPUBLICANS Warren G. Harding. United States .. senator from Ohio, selected as tem- * . porary chairman of the Republican ' national convention in Chicago in £ June by the executive committee M " ' , of the national committee, will ||k \ be called upon to sound, in his open- m* * \ ing address to the convention, the keynote of the Republican campaign. v I That he will sound it in eloquent 1 periods is a certainty, for he is one of fL ' I '- % ml the silver-tongued orators of his party. I ] whose words are a delight to the ear, fc !%* # . t J whether or not they carry conviction \ * ' |f to the mind. ~ > A Jl Mr. Harding has been classed as a &Jr \ conservative and has announced that preparedness and the tariff will be the paramount issues in the next cam paign. Consequently these questions will be dealt with at length in the key note address : Senator Harding is a tall, erect. striking figure. Born In Blooming Grove, 0., in 1865, and educated at the now defunct Ohio Central college at Iberia, he became a printer, and soon rose from the case to be editor and owner of the Marion Star. Naturally drifting Into politics, he was elected a state senator in 1899 and served two terms. Then, in 1903, he was made lieu tenant governor. In 1910 he was the Republican candidate for governor, but wqs defeated by Judson Harmon, Four years later he contested the Repub lican nomination for United States senator with Senator Foraker and won out, and was elected. His term expires in 1921. So well does Ohio think of Senator Harding that until a few months ago he was much talked of as that state’s “favorite son” for the presidential nomination at the Chicago convention. In a machine invented in England to test the durability of textiles dull edged blades are rubbed by an electric motor against the fabrics until they are worn through. Statistics gathered from colleges throughout the country show that resi dents of the United States, both men and women, are growing taller, more robust and stronger. The color magehta Is named for a battle which was fought in the year of How Speaker Clark Attended a G. 0. P. Dinner WASHINGTON. —Through a comedy of errors, Champ Clark, speaker of the house, recently became one of the guests of honor at a dinner given by Representative B. M. Chiperfleld of Illinois to his veteran colleague, “I nele Joe” Cannon. It was Intended to be strictly a Republican affair, and the AIL : <\ 25 guests, other than Mr. Clark, were th all members of that party. Mr. Clark, an unexpected, but nevertheless welcome, guest, appeared si suddenly at the dinneg. He had a ®\\| ■b.J *as3 good time, and so did the others. How \ ilnp- "■ he became a part of the gathering, as \\u J, A ny told by himself, proved to be one of— the most amusing after-dinner speeches he ever told. It appears that Speaker Clark and Mr. Chiperfleld are members of the same college fraternity—the Phi Kappa Psi — and were to be guests at a dinner given by the members of that organi sation in Washington. Mr. Clark suddenly recalled the dinner, and, having misplaced his engagement book, bethought him that the dinner was that evening. Summoning his chauffeur, he hastily drove to Rauscher's, dismissed his car, and walked up to the dining-room floor. The only function he could discover was a ball, at which members of congress were conspicuous by their absence. Then the speaker hastened to the Willard, supposing that the dinner must be there. But no, it w’asn’t. Mr. Clark then returned home to renew the search for his engagement book. Here he told his dilemma to Bennett, his son and parliamentary clerk of the house, “That’s easy,” said Bennett. “That dinner is wherever Jim Mann is. hy not call up Mrs. Mann. She ought to know where her husband is." 9 Mrs. Mann did know. Mr. Mann was at dinner at the Array and Navy club, and that, of course, was where the Phi Kappa Psi banquet was then, surely. So down to the club the speaker drove hastily, inquiring as he entered where "the dinner” was being given. The clerk said it was on the fourth floor, and without a doubt the speaker bent his steps thither. The first sign of misgiving penetrated his mind as Mr. Clark caught a glimpse of the diners through the door, which stood partially open. He began to think he had made some egregious blunder and would have pulled back, when at that moment Mr. Chiperfleld, catching sight of him. shouted his name and every Republican present joined in bringing in the speaker. Vice President’s Stories Worry Senate Chaplain VICE PRESIDENT MARSHALL has a habit of telling a funny story at the eleventh hour. In fact, he usually waits until the eleventh hour and about fifty-five minutes. The consequence is that when he enters the senate chamber to convene that body of solemn tollers, he is apt to have a half-suppressed lit- I tie smile on his face, and Rev. Forest IJ. ft f: J. Prettyman, the senate chaplain, has \t*y *-^' v y even more difficulty in maintaining the aU ( J serious countenance of a man about to lead in prayer. Here is the way the thing works _ out: Along about 11:30 Marshall j^ shifts from his office in the senate office building to his room in the capi- tol. He lights a cigar and smokes as he receives any callers that drop in. A few minutes before the noon hour the callers thin out, and the chaplain come* to be in readiness to accompany the vice president into the senate chamber Now, for some unaccountable reason, the presence of the chaplain makes Marshall think of a funny story. At about five minutes prior to the hour of opening the senate he starts to tell this story with calm deliberation. The golden moments speed on their way, and by the time Marshal! ha*- the basic part of his story outlined it lacks only two mmutes or less untn twelve o’clock. All hands begin to grow nervous, and the sergeant at arms comes to the door, watch in hand, to make certain that the vice president is going to reach his seat in due season. It would not do at all to have the senate open a minute late. Marshall gets up from his desk and proceeds across the corridor, still working toward the point of his story, and by a burst of speed gets out the climax just as he pushes open the door into the senate chamber. ( haplain Prettyman has his choice then of not laughing at the story, which would be impolite on his part, or of laughing and then pulling his face back into shape ready to offer prayer while walking the few steps from the door to the rostrum. “I think,” said Prettyman one morning after a particularly amusing little yarn by Marshall, “that after this I'll keep out of your way and just study the weather map out in the next room until time to go in." Mint and Treasury Relics Put on Exhibition VARIOUS activities of the United States mint and of the office of the treas urer of the United States are illustrated in an exhibit of twelve cases •ecently set up in the north corridor of the treasury building. The display represents the most interesting part *of the exhibit of the treasury depart ment shown at the Panama-Pacific ex position at San Francisco. Included In the cases are presi dential medals struck off by the mint; coins, planchets and bars of gold, in dicating stages of the processes of making gold money; keys of the safes and vaults of the treasury used from 1774 to the day of the advent of safe combination and time locks; mutilated currency redeemed, and a number of warrants for big payments made out of the treasury or on treasury order. The warrant for the largest amount is for $140,000,000 on account of the public debt. Others are for $40,000,000 in payment for the Panama canal, $10,000,000 for the Canal zone. $20,000,000 for the Philippines and $200,000 paying General Lafayette for his military services to the colonies during the Revolu tionary war. With the warrants is a transfer order directing the transfer of $60,000,000 from the Denver mint to the subtreasury In New York city. Another interesting feature of the display is the mutilated bills that through expert examination have been identified and redeemed. “Spooning” All Right in Parks of Washington 44C POONING.” while not recognized by that generic term, is permitted in the O parks of Washington just as it is in Pittsburgh, where the chief of police confesses he does not know what “spooning" is, and intends fostering it. Col. W ? . W r . Harts, superintendent “There is no regulation prohibit ing lovemaking in Washington parks. These parks are for the beautification of the city and the recreation and enjoy ment of its inhabitants. Benches laden with lovers cannot but contribute to the beautification plan, and what more human and delightful recreation is there to be found than lovemaking?” Realizing that “in the spring the young man’s fancy lightly turns.” Colonel Harts has installed 1,000 additional benches In the parks of Washington. As adjutant to General Cupid, he believes he has done his full duty. There are no restrictions on the use of the national capital’s parks by lovers, provided, says Colonel Harts, “their recreation and happiness does not interfere with the enjoyment of the parks by others.” According to an Italian phyislcian love causes an intoxication of the nervous centers, producing a disease that, if not cured, may lead to neuras thenia and even insanity. For smaller cities and towns a recently devised fire alarm employs an enlarged and more than usually powerful automobile horn, electrically operated, to sound signals. Charles I had In his retinue a dwarf only 18 Inches tall.