The Weekly Picket
ROSS & ALMON, Editors and Manager.
1 fyBLW L
IIE 17th of
( I June, 1 8 8-,
U was an impor
tant day for
seated at about ten in the morning- ia
front of her window, which faced on
the Rue des Charrettes, busy shaping
and trimming- a superb bonnet, when
Wine. Dufresnes, her employer, opened
the door suddenly and, flourishing a
.... paper, burst into the room. ' -
"Ilenriette! Henriette! Haven'tyou
read it? Don't you know?" shouted
- she, out of breath. "Look, see!"
And she thrust the paper the Petit
Jtouennaie under her eyes, pointing
out a notice on the fourth page ai
"Mme. Henriette Emilienne
donnel, daughter of Pierre Auguovo
Bardonnel, late piano tuner Rue de
Grand Pont, at Rouen, is requested to-
send her address to M. Thiebault, law
yer, 83 Place du Vieux-Marche, Havre
"You must write the lawyer at once
my dear at once."
"Yea, T am (joiner to, of course
Mme. Dufresnes, right off," said Hen
The following evening, in reply to
her letter, Mile. Bardonnel received
word from M. Thiebault asking her to
come at once to his office.
To pay current expenses a check for
fifty francs was inclosed. Decidedly
things were looking well, and Mme.
Dufresnes remarked upon it.
"You were born with a silver spoon
in your mouth, my dear. I have always
Baid so. And M. Leonee he, too, is
Tery happy, is he not? Is he going with
you to Havre?"
M. Leonee, or Leonee Lecarpentier,
was the son of a linen draper in the
Quai aux Meules, a promising young
bachelor of twenty-eight, blonde and
iiearty, but as gentle and timid as a
Employed in his father's shop, for
Papa Lecarpentier did not believe any
more than was necessary m throwing
his money into the gutter, Leonee
eould only indulge rarely his passion
for the pretty little milliner. A brace
let or a gown on her birthday or at
New Year's, A few picnics on Sundays
---&fmikfS-Mto umraerlitd a few parties
occasionally, and that was all.
Restrained, however, by paternal
and business exigencies, Leonee had to
let Henrietta take the journey alone
from Rouen to Havre.
The lawyer's office was in the second
etory of an old, dilapidated structure
at the end of a courtyard.
jr. Thiebault, a thin little man, with
bent fljrure, sharp eyes under his large
copper-rimmed spectacles and a black
velvet cap on his head, motioned to
the young girl to take a seat on his
left opposite the window.
"Mile. Bardonnel, I suppose?"
: "Yes, sir. "
"You have taken care to bring yonr
certificate of birth, as I suggested?"
"Here it is, sir."
The lawyer unfolded the paper and
carefully read the statement.
"Pierre Auguste Bardonnel so far
so good. Correctl Your father left
France about 1860, did he not, miss?"
"Yes, sir. I was then five years old.
"We were going to meet him in New
York. My mother has often told me
the story. He wrote us three or four
times, as nearly as I can remember.
But we never received any further
news from him never. My mother
has been dead six years, and I have no
living relation except a cousin at El
"Your father, miss, died on January
22, 1879, in south America, leaving
fortune valued at one hundred and
twenty thousand piasters, or six
hundred thousand francs, of which
you are the sole heir. To enter into
the possession of the whole of this
fortune it will be necessary for you to
go there in person in order that you
may see my colleague, M. Guastella,
-who is the executor."
"Go way down there. But, m
I sieur. I"'
. "We sliMJ advance the necessary
mount. Have no fear on that score.
"And when must 1 start?"
"Let us see the Eurydice the
Ifeuse Friday, Saturday. Ah, here it
is the Iberie, for Buenos Ayres. You
-will sail next Monday. That's rather
noon. You have just time to get back
to Rouen and make your preparations,
I shall expect you then, mademoiselle.
on Monday next without fail."
I , Like a gallant hidalgo, he offered in
aid Henriette in her search,' if the
needed him in short, he was at
service of the mademoiselle.
The following morning early Henri
ette, with an interpreter, wsnt to Bol-
iver Btreet to the address of the advo
cate Gu as telle.
No Guastelle was at the number
mentioned, not even an abogado In
the building. Nor was he in any of the
At No. 1125 was a business agent
named Carlos Figueras. They sought
him, but el Senor Figueras knew no
advocate Guastella. He was sure,
even, that there was nobody of that
name in the whole city.
"There is a commission merchant
Guastella, 38 San Martino street You
might go and see him."
Quickly they departed for this Guas
tella. He assured them he knew noth
ing of what they asked him; had never
been written to by M. Thiebault at
Havre, of whose existence he was ig
In what anxiety, in what a horrible
dilemma poor Henriette found herself I
For two days, escorted by her in
terpreter, she scoured the whole town,
visited all the abogados, lawyers, no
taries, courtiers, business agents. But
no Anibal Guastella, no Bardonnel
property nothing. .
M. Manoel Alvarez' undertook to In
trodnce her to the French consuL
I regret exceedingly, madem
oiselle," replied this functionary to
Henriette, "to dispel such an agree
able illusion, but if there had been
here an unclaimed French property I
should have been the first to know it,
and there is none. You hare been
made the victim of a hoax."
Henriette, when she returned to the
hotel, followed the consul's advice by
exploring her memory to find some
one who had a personal interest in
expatriating her and in getting rid of
And she found some one without
great difficulty. It was Leonce's
father, the old scamp of a papa
Lecarpentier. Not a doubt of it.
On her account Leonee had let slip
several good matches, a Mile. Coutois,
of Lisieux, among others. -JVow they
wexe scheming to make him marry
Mile. Hennequin, daughter of a mer
chant of the Rue St. Sever.
"For how many sous did he buy th
complicity of that Havre lawyer? But
wait, just wait, old wretch! There
are judges in France. They give dam
ages there. He laughs best who laughs
And boiling with indignation and
rage Henriette went back to the con
sulate, and though without . funds
asked to be sent back home,
They promised a favorable reply to
her request, but she must wait a
fortnight. No boat would leave for
France before the end of that time.
One evening as she was walking on
the arm of M. Manoel Alvarez, and
telling him of her mortifioations, that
wealthy and seductive Spanish gentle
man murmured tenderly:
'Enrique tta, mignon, sftppose, in-
Some Yalnvhle Taints la Preparing Good
Things for Winter lite.
Before the process of canning became
known, dried fruits were much mora
generally used than "how. Tho change
is in some respects unfortunate,!, for.
dried fruits, whoa the drying is care
fully and intelligently done, are among
the most healthful of all articles of diet,,
and are recommended by some ofjftu
most distinguished physicians as b6ihjr
better for use, especially for children?
and invalids in hot weather, than H
fresh fruits, unless these can be had in,
an hour or two after gathering. Prie
fruits really preserve much of the flavor
and all the healthful properties of the
fresh fruits, without their liabilityto
fermentation. This advantage they
share with canned fruits, but the latter
require to be cooked with a certain
amount of sugar and both physicians
and chemists are becoming more and
more insistent upon the evils attending
the use of cane sugar, especially when
cooked with fruit acids. ..-,
Strawberries, raspberries, blockbas
ries and gooseberries do not dry to good
advantage, being composed principally
of flavor, water and seeds. The. flavrr
and water disappear, and only the seeds
remain. ; Currants and huckleberries
take more kindly to the process, and.
cherries, plums, apricots, peach?!
pears and apples are all exceedinrl,
good always providing that the, dry ii
is properly done. . y ,
Only perfect fruit, neither unrip
nor overripe, should be selected.
Huckleberries and currants need no
further preparation than washing and
picking over. Cherries and plums
need to have their pits removed, and
peaches require, in addition, to be
pared and quartered, while the othur
fruits need to be pared, cored and cut
into quarters or still smaller divisions.
The old-fashioned method of. thread
ing the quarters of apples or peaf
upon string's, to hang- in long festoons
on the sunny side of the house. A
against tne Kitcnen wjii, naa mary
disadvantages. In the nrsc place .the
drying was necessarily slow that
some parts of the fruit were alinmt
sure to become in a measure deooiM
posed bef'j the drying was eorjr
pleted, and in the second place . tils
festoons were exposed to the attaclSf
of hosts of flies; and at the present-day
we know that it was not without rea
son that the ancient Philistines' named
their spirit of evil "Beelzebub, god of
the flies, for there are no more indus
trious disseminators of disease than
they. The fly which has come from
putrid offal to alight upon some slight
scratch or pimple may' be instantly
brushed away, but perhaps not beforfe
he has had time to deposit the blood
poison which may produce the dreaded
carbuncle, or even the almost surely
fatal malignant pustule: or by alight
ing upon articles of food, it may brinb
infections which produce many sorte
of stomach trouble or even typhoid
fever or cholera.
Tin dishes or flat sheets of tin are
most convenient for this use, but art)
apt to impart a disagreeable flavor.
TRYING THE SURFEIT CURE.
One Father' Kxperlomta with It a Bern
edy for the Ice Cream liable
"When 1 was a youngster," said Mr,
Bozzle, ,"I used to wonder how the con.
fectioners could make any monoy. It
always seemed to me that tho clerks
would eat so much candy that they
would eat up all the profits. "
. ' "I remember reading or hearing later
that this was not so; that when a now
clerk came into the store the proprietor
would say: ; .
;" 'Now, I hope you will eat all the
candies you want; don't hesitate to
help yourself at any time,' and that tho
result was that at the end of the week
she was so sick and tired of candy that
lie hated the sight of , it, and didn't
Want any more for a year.
"This, I suppose, might be called the
' "After I had grown up and come to
have a family I remembered this, and
thought I might turn the idea to ad
vantage. ' 1 had four children, and the
amount of money they spent for ice
cream and candy and soda water was
something awful. '
thought that by spending ia a
lump enough money to make them
tired of these things I might in the
long run make a considerable saving.
So I set aside a thousand dollars for
that purpose, and one day t said to my
oldest child: . ' v -; :..",
"'Tillie, I don't think you and the
children aro beginning to have the ice
cream and canty that you ought to
have. I am afraid you think because
papa isn't verys rich that you must
skimp yourselves about those things,
but you needn't; you can. have aU the
money you want for them. Here's fifty
dollars. Now, I wish you'd take the
children out and get some ice cream
and candy, and whenever that money
is gone just let me know, and 1 11 give
you more. .
"Well, they used up that thousand
dollars in about ten weeks, and at the
end of that time they were as hungry
for ice cream and candy as ever. . ,
"1 kept up the supply of money. I
was like the gambler who keeps on
playing after he has lost a lot, in the
hope that his luck will turn, "
' 1 thought they might reach tho surfeiting-
point at anjr minute, and it
seemed too bad to make a dead loss of
the money already invested, when per-1
haps the expenditure of a few dollars
more would accomplish the desired re
sult; so I have kept on.
"But the children's appetite for ice
cream and candy seems actually to in
crease. They tell me I am so good;
and that, of course is something; I like
to see them happy, but meanwhile my
hard' earned, money is melting away
and I am inclined to think that the
surfeit cure is a delusion, if not a
snare." N. Y. Sun.
GUINEVERE FORGAVE HIM.
"SUPPOSE TOU SHOULD STAT HERE?"
stead . of returning to Europe,
should stay here with me."
Twenty-five days after Henrietta
Bardonnel, fortified with M. Thie-
banlt's instructions and suggestions,
and with the address of M. Guastella,
Anibal Guastella, abogado, 182 Bolivar
treet, iff her pocket, landed at Buenos
Ayres, and repaired, with her trunk,
to the hotel, so favorably named De la
" Bonne Soupe.
Within an hour after Henrietta's ar
rival, and before she had finished her
dinner all ber neighbors at the table,
an well a the proprietor and three
servants who spoke French, were al-
' ready informed of the motive and the
object of their journey.
One of her neighbors, the one on the
right, was an elegant and seductive
Hpanish gentleman nf thirty yeans
who murdered French dreadfully. He
answered to the name of Manoel Al
varez, and lived at Montevideo, where
t ut in the vat Us business.
Five years later, one morning in JiaVj
Mme. Manoel Alvarez nee Bardonnel,
tepped from a train at the Rouen Sta
tion and directed her way toward the
rue des Charettes.
She did not wish to go through
France when she was traveling with
her husband without seeing again hei
Mme. Dufresnes kept Henrietta td
dinner and brought out for her the very
"Oh, deary, I always told you that
you were born lucky. Don't you re
"And the Lecarpentiers and my lit
tle Leonee? What has beoome of
"What has become of them? Oh, my
dear Henrietta, the good God has
given them their punishment.
"The linen business ran out. It is
two years ago since the firm of Lecar
pentier & Son failed and gave up busi
"Four months after you went away
Leonee married Mile. Felicite Henne
quin, whose father kept a large shop."
"I know. And didn't the marriage
turn out well?" - .
"You can't really say that .it did.
M. and Mme. Leonee left Rouen when
the failure came. They are probably
living wretchedly somewhere, in Paris
perhaps.- As for papa Lecarpentier,
his troubles have affected him so that
he is in his second childhood. He is
begging. When you go, you have only
to turn np the street till you get in
front of the theater, and there you'll
Arrived at the end of the stroet,
Henriette saw seated on little stool
an old babbler who handled feebly a
wheezy old accordion.
'"Don't you remember me, Papa Le
The poor wretch interrupted the
t jarful strains of his instrument and
fixed on the young woman a stony,
You played me a villainous trick,
in your day, with yonr story of the
property in America. But that's al
over now. Come, old scamp, herc'i
something for you."
And she let fall into the txrar'i
cap all the fold the had in her yrxut
Thin boards of some odorless wWd &,f
swer a good purpose, but It is atolriT
to so place them that the oven will
hold many at a time. There is no dan
ger of their burning, for the oven that
is hot enough to burn the wood is quite
too hot for the fruit, which would be
cooked instead of dried. The best way
is to have a set of agate ware or porce
lain-lined dripping pans kept for this
purpose only. In each spread a single,
layer of the fruit. Place the pans in
the oven in a pile, one above the other
not in such a way as to make closed
dishes of them, but "crisscross," tfj
that the hot air may have free access
to the fruit till the oven will hold no
more. In this way a good deal of fruit
may be done at one time. The heat of
the oven may be first tested by putting
in a small portion ol the fruit to be
dried, as not only do different fruits
require a different temperature, but
even various sorts of the same fruit;
good deal depending upon whether the
season has been wet or dry, that which
is gathered in a dry season demanding
not only a lower degree of heat, but
shorter time than that gathered in a
Dried fruits should be carefully and
quickly washed before cooking; quick
ly, because none of the flavor should
escape to be thrown away in the wash
ing water. Then the fruit should be
put into cold water, and allowed to
soak nntil it begins to plump out into
something resembling its original pro
portions. Then put into a preserving
kettle, set upon the fire, and bring to a
quick scald, after which it may be net
back from the fire to where it will just
simmer until done. Perhaps one of
the chief reasons why dried fruits are
so healthful is that they cannot be
used without a good deal of cooking.
This destroys the tendency to ferment-
tation. , which is the bane of f res,
fruits, especially those, which have hajl
to come far to market," If Bugaf Hs t9
be added, it may be done in a few min
utes before removing from the are. or
wait until it is brought to the table.
where each person may suit himself as
It should- be mentioned that all
fruits for aU have acid qualities
should be cooked only in vessels which
can impart no flavor. Agate-iron or
iron with a porcelain lining, is good
when new, but should not be used
after the lining is at all broken. An
earthenware preserving kettle is best.
Helen Evertson S mith, in Harper's
Jo I'M Borrowing- Trouble.
Mrs. MeCauber Here is a notice say
ing that if the bill is not paid, the ras
will be shut off? .
Mr. MeCauber Let 'em shut it oft
Who cares? .. t
"But what will we do?" -
"Put in electric lights.4
"But in time the bills for them will
"Oh, well,' perhaps something else
will be invented by that time." N. Y.
Spontaneous combustion occurs In
many substances because during fer
mentation beat is evolved and inflam
mable gases are engendered.
His Outrageous Lateness at the Tryst Ex.
plated by a Glorious Gift.
; 'Tis North Chicago; and the night is
waning swiftly to its close; the green
ish saffron of the east into a spread of
crimson grows; anon we hear the roar
of the wheels, the heralds of the break-
'ng morn', the. peelei yawns himself
awake and goes to seek an early horn.
At yonder casement Guinevere, Chi
cago's fairest damsel, stands; her brow,
that glistens as the snow, is held be
twixt her lily hands; eftsoons a tear, a
pearly drop, ajlown her cheek of satin
steals; and, with the weight of her fa
tigue and wretchedness, she fairly
reels. Since yesternoon the maid hath
stood and waited for her lover's voice;
at every step she cried: "He comes!"
and bade her heavy heart rejoice; but
ah, the step, it was not his; 'twas but
the butcher with his bill, the landlord
breathing threats, or else the doctor,
rolling in a pill. .,,
But now, aye, now, indeed he comes!
He swings along with wondrous grace;
the foam of beer is in his beard and joy
is on his handsome face; he leans upon
the casement sill and cries: "My dar
ling, are you there?" The maid hath
waited, waited long, and anger fol
lowed her despair.
"Yes, by St. Hubert, I am here, and
here I've been since Noah's flood, and
here methought I'd have to stay until
the springtime came to bud. Npw, tell
mo why you did not come at yester
noon, or hear my rede 1 11 go and
splice with John Bcjones, and then
your name is Mud, indeed."
"At yesternoon," the lover said, 'T
heard about a stranger fair, who just
had struck the town and sold a new
and most delightful ware; I longed to
bring you then a gift; I hunted him
through fen and brake, along the
crowded bouleva;"ds, and over twenty
miles of lake; I followed him through
Lincoln park and chased him all the
river s length, until, odds death, I
iddy grew, and failing quickly was
my strength. And tr.cn I caught him,
bought his ware, and here I lay it at
your feet; . it s sweeter than the bul
bars song: and so I hand it to th
sweet. '" -' '.
She ope'd . the pack and then her
arms and cried: "My noble lover,
come!" The splendid youth had
brought her home a chunk of Jonsinir's
.. li. I his is not an advertisement.
ELECTRICITY ON THE FARM
It Is Expected to IHaka Country I.lfe Less
Part of the growing- difficulties occa
sioned by the desertion of the country
and the crowding of the cities wiU be
remedied, perhaps, by six years hence
in. that wonderful year 1900, which
electricians set as a mile post of hu
man progress by the crowning of
steam's rival. Machinery , is rapidly
taking the deadening drudgery out of
farm work, is making- it more profita
ble when conducted scientifically and
on a large scale, and is causing it to at
tract the attention of city people who
long for the healthful fields. Only the
bodily discomforts of farm work have
prevented an exodus from the cities to
the country. ' Already electricity is
turning Its attention to the long-neglected
farm work, and has discovered
profitable results to be had by subject
ing crops to currents of electricity. It
is beginning to simplify the ponderous
farm machinery, and as soon as the
storage battery has received its finish
ing touches . and can be applied to
lightening the farmer's toil and in
creasing his profits the farmer will be
looked upon with envy by the prison
ers of city streets and counting-house
walls. Those " particular effects of
electricity , upon ( farm machinery
and farm ' life, . are, ' however,
visible : chiefly ia . 'the imagination
at present, and are not at all likely to
be realized in six years; but one great
change may be looked for in this direc
tion in the immediate future, and that
is the improvement of the farmer's con
dition by means of good roads and the
rapid transit which electricity is al
most ready to bring, thus greatly en
larging his market and bringing him
higher prices for fresher products, and
also bringing him closer to the life and
pleasure and stimulating' effect of the
city. . There is to be a wonderful
change in farm life in the more thickly
settled parts of the country in a very
tew years and rapid transit will be
largely responsible for it.
The cheap transmission of electrical
power must bring soon many changes
that will be felt in the city household.
and perhaps the chief of them will be
the abolition of the cook stove, as it is
known at present. The small electric
heater i has already begun to take
its place, and it is almost certain that
even in six years coal will be banished
from a majority of the kitchens in cities
adjacent to water power, from which
electricity is generated. , When heat is
wanted for cooking purposes it will be
had at a moment's notice by the press
ing of a button. N. Y. Press.
Published in behalf of Hood's Sarsaparllla
are not purchased, nor are they written up in
our offlce, nor are they from our employes.
They are facts from truthful people, prov
ing, as surely as anything caa be proved
by direct, personal, positive evidence, that.
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To Servo Cold Meats.
Cold meat is not attractive unless
daintily served; and yet it always ex
ists in every economically managed
larder, and certainly in summer it
seems as if it ou?ht to be appetizing.
A certain house mistress, who has nice
little ways of her own in managing
her cuisine, suggests the following
method of serving any cold bits of beef,
mutton or poultry: Cut your meat into
thin slices; line a mold with slices of
cooked carrots and beets, over which
pour a little ' strong stock or gelatine,
moving1 it round until it is jell led and so
forms an onUlde shell. Then pat the
meat- into the mold in layers with
more stock, and cold peas, cauliflower.
or any scraps of cold vegetables left
over, until it is full. Set it in the ice
box until it is wanted, when plunge
the mold into boil in? water for a
minute and turn out the gelatine on a
ish. Usrnish with Darslev and serve
The jellied meat should be cut cro'
wise in rather tiiiek slices. X. Y-
EXPLOSION OF A MOUNTAIN.
Blown to Pieces by Steam Generated With
in Hundredn of Japanese Killed. -Previous
to July 15. 1888, Mount
Bandal, a time-cleft peak four thou
sand eight hundred feet in height, was
the. most conspicuous object in the
mountain range lying from one hun
dred to one hundred and fifty miles
north of Tokio, the chief city of Japan.
On the day mentioned it was .literally
"rent in twain'? and "blown off the
face, of the earth" :by the expansive
power of steam, which had generated
within it. From the earliest times of
which there is any record streams of
cold water had been plunging undei
the peak on one side and escaping in
the shape of steam and boiling hot
water on the other. That the escape
valve" was not sufficient to let off all
the steam generated in the passage of
the water through the red-hot interior
of the peak is evident because of the
fact that when the pressure became
too gTeat the sides of the mount
ain yielded, just as a boiler would
have done under like circum
stances, and an Immense explosion
was the result The explosion is
said to have been heard a distance of
over a thousand miles and to have
caused absolute darkness in the vicin
ity of the exploded peak upward of
thre hours, during which time perfect
torrents of hot water and mud were
poured down from the immense heights
to which they had been hurled by the
lorce of tho "pent-up furies", which
caused the disaster. The debris which
fell after tho explosion covered an area
of about forty-four thousand acres, to
a depth varying- from ten to one hun
dred feet on an average, and in one
place, where a beautiful valley had ex
isted out a lew hours before, rocks and
mud were piled up' to the height of
nine hundred feet Three villages
were ingulfed in the ruins and at least
five hundred inhabitants killed by fall
ing debris or drowned and cooked in
the torrents of boiling- mud which
flowed down a valley to a distance of
nine miles. . These facts were gleaned
from a report made by a visitine com'
mittee appointed by the University of
xokio. ov, ixuis Republic.
Oldest Book on Mathematics.
The oldest mathematical book in the
world, which dates some four hundred
years back and was written in Egypt,
contains a rule-for squaring' the circle.
The rule given is to shorten the diam
eter by a ninth, and on the line o
obtained to construct a square, and
this, though far from being exact, is
near enough for most practical pur
poses, tsmce then the amateur squarer
oi me circle has been a thorn in the
side of the professional mathematician.
Learned societies at last, in pure self
defense, made a rule that all solutions
of the problem sent to them should,
without examination, be consigned to
the flames. In the lastcebtury a French
man named Mathulus was no sare that
he had succeeded in squaring the cir
cle that he offered a reward of 81,000 to
anyone, who proved his solution was
erroneous. It was shown to be erro
neous, if not to his own satisfaction, at
least to that of the court's, and he had
to pay the money. Mathematicians
have Ions; been convinced . that the
solution was impossible, but it is only
a few years since they were able to
demonstrate this. A German profess
or named Land ma on published in 1803,
a demonstration that was accepted by
the scientific world as satisfactory, so
that would-be squarer of the circle
may now rest from their laborers, see
ing that it has beea mathematically
proved that the thing canaot be done.
Juigineers' Gazette. t
Delicate Calw: One cup of sugar.
one-half cup of butter, one-half cup of
sweet milk, the volks of four eggs, one-
and one-hall cupluls ot flour, two tea
spoonfuls of baking powder. Farm,.
Field and Fireside.
-Potato Puff: Two cups mashed po
tatoes, bits of cold meat hashed, 'two
tablespoons melted butter, , two well
beaten eggs, one cup milk; put in a.
deep dish, and bake in a hot oven.
Orange Judd Fanner.
Serge, with its heavy cord, is , the-
materiajl of all others tq which you,
should give preference for every-day'
wear. The skirt of your dress shoulii
be simple, well-cut, but plain, and the-
bodice, if it has a decoration at ail, oner
that will, not catch dust. A band of
ribbon will be sufficient decoration at.
the wrists of the sleeves.
There are many ways of making"
potato soup: the following is excellent:.
Boil and mash in two quarts of water..
four large potatoes, a small onion and!
two stalks of celery." When done pass
through a sieve. He turn to the fire,
season with salt, pepper, and two large
spoons of butter rubbed into one of
flour. Add a pint of creamy milk or- -
serve with whipped cream as in rice;
soup. Peas, corn or celery may be pre
pared in a similar way. Housekeeper. -
Pepper Pot: To one pound of cooked
tripe cut in small pieces, add one onion
cut fine, one pint of pototoes cut in.
dice, salt, pepper, ground cloves and
minced parsley, and an equal quantity
of cooked Veal, chicken or beef; cover
wlth stock and cook until the potatoes
are done; fifteen minutes before serving
take two tablespoonfuls of flour, scald
and make into dumplings the size of a.
pea, drop them in, thicken the gravy
with a little .flour, taste to see if it is.
seasoned properly and serve. Amer
Whole Wheat Bread: Scald one
cup of milk; turn it into a bowl; add
one teaspoonful of butter, one tea--spoonful
of sugar-, one of salt and one
cup of water; - when lukewarm add-,
one-half of a yeast cake, which has been,
dissolved in a half cup of lukewarm
water. Stir in three cups of whole
wheat flour, and beat until light and
smooth. ' Let rise over night. In the; "
morning, when light, add two or three-
cups of flour, or enough to make a soft,
dough. ' Knead well, and be careful not.
to add too much flour in the' kne ading.
White flour can'be Used ft the knCad'-'
ing, if desired. Let the dough rise un- J
til it doubles its bulk. Shape it into '
loaves, put it in a greased bread tin,
let rise again and bake forty-five min
utes in a moderate oven. Ohio Farmer.
Chutney: Cut two quarts of green,
tomatoes in slices, , take out the seeds,
sprinkle with three tablespoonfuls "of"
salt, and let them stand over night.
Drain the tomatoes through a colander,
put in a porcelain-lined kettle, add
two quarts of sour apples that have
been pared, quartered and chopped,
fine, two chopped green peppers, one
pound of seeded and chopped raisins,
three cloves of garlic grated and two
pints of strong cider vinegar, and sim
mer for two hours. Then add one
pound of brown sugar, one pint of"
lemon juice, three tablespoonfuls of
mustard seed, two each of ginger and
salt, aid one teaspoonful of cayenne,,
and cook slowly for another hour.
Pour into pint glass fruit jars: seal"
while hot, and when cold wrap each.,
jar in paper and keep in a cool, dark,
place. Country Gentleman. .
NEW HATS AND BONNETS.
Shapes and Materials of the latest ln
Ladles' Head Covering;. '
Felt and satin cut in narrow strips
and braided together precisely as sum
mer straws have been plaited are
among the autumn hats and bonnets.
The dull felt, brightened by lustrous
satin of. the same shade, produces an.
excellent effect in tobacco brown .
black, ruby and other wintry colors
Plain smooth felt and glossy beaver re
main in favor for hats for general
wear, while for more elaborate dress
are those of mirror velvet and ' satin. .
As usual, jet bonnets arc offered for',
the demi-season, and promise to be less
eccentric than those worn at present.
They are mostly small cfowns, fdrmed '
of jet spangles entirely, or of jet and "
steel spangles together, and are greatly
enlarged by trimmings, satin ribbons '
birds, - long pins of jet and full,
aigrettes. , " . . .
There is no great change in the shape
of round hats. The newest crowns are'
large and slope gradually to a high,
round top. Of course these require'
rather wide brims, which are arched in.,
front, and are turned up at the back in:
two curves close against the crown. -There
are also many hats of medium.
size somewhat in sailor shape, with
low square crown, but with the stiff'
brim projecting in front, and some
times doubled at the edge. This is.
considered chic when made of black- -glossy
beaver, with a dull felt facing-
lnside the brim, the double edge bound
with silk braid Harper's Bazar. ',
"One thing must be admitted in fa
vor of our sex," announced an advo
cate of female rights and superiority
to her husband. "In the time of need
we are always strong. Can you men
tion the name of a single woman who
has lost her head in time of danger?"
"Why, there was the lovely Marie An
toinette, my dear," suggested her hus-
hand, mildly, with deprecatory cmile.
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