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The weekly picket. (Canton, Miss.) 1894-19??, March 22, 1907, Image 2

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TlieWeekly Picket
", IMJBL1SIIIU) WEEKLY. ,
CANTON, : : : MISSISSIPPI.
' Man is but a chemical lump of splr
. ltual gases.
- f A , New York art dealer has been
done out of $3,700. Presumably by
another dealer.
' The lowering Japanese war cloud
'I beginning gradually but surely to
assume a real peach-blow tint.
V The hatraakers of Baltimore have
- not yet begun to worry because of the
new fad of going bareheaded. V
- Indianapolis college girls have
i branded a secret society Initiate with
. nitric acid. Well, girls will be girls.
.-t:' A-Chicago alderman approves the
Idea that men u ear purple clothes. It
is Impossible to get ahead of Chicago.
' Carnegie has given an Illinois col
'lege $4,000, but nobody can stop in
these buaj Jays to notice a bagatelle
like that.
v ' Xebogatoff, a Russian admiral con
victed of cowardice, has been sen-
' ; fenced to spend ten 'years in a mili
tary prison. He seems to be destined
i to live up to his name.
i: Fears as to the exhaustion of the
nitrate beds in Chill are not shared
by the government, which claims
- there Is enough left for centuries at
double the present rate of exporta
Tbe Spaniards do have such polite
''ways.. Instead of bluntly inviting ex
kibStors to their international , auto
mobile show they request their par
; ticipation in the "Primera Exposicion
Iaternacionale Automobilismo, de Cis
lismo y de Deportes en Espana."
v ; Mn. Mary E. Lease makes the
' : striking statement that 56 per cent of
the women workers of the "United
? States have been abandoned by their
; . husbands. She doesn't make it quite
plain, however, whether they were
- abandoned because they were work
. vers, or whether they are workers be
causf they were abandoned. .
i;"; ;Gen, Bragg J picture of the Japan
- ese is not flattering, but ; he is con
; "Vrntwd that there Will be no war. And
- that is the most important fact of all.
' ' ."If the Japanese iai an exaggerated
' 'Idea-OJ" their own importance, there is
,.i , ,v .; : i,.M. .VAi-n 4 ts r ,i.r ewtarti a anil
i .si they will, fin 1 A in .'heir own
. m 41"" 11 1 11 i .in.
i. 7''-rrcK. Allien jsubiinrn nan. euuu-fi-'Slaikifa
great truth when, in com
mentlng on the open declaration of
Charles-Francis Adams in Virginia
?. ' "that under similar conditions . 1
would myself have done exactly what
( Lee did,"' he says: ,,"If all men did
exactly what Mr. Adams does, or
thought what he thinks, the world
would lose the interest o expecting
Mr. Adams' next point of assault"
Sir William Crooks, who Is credited
with discovering a practical method
of drawing nitrogen from the atmos
phere and converting it into nitric
acid and fertilizers not a chemical
manna dropped from the sky as a
substitute for bread, but an economic
means of doubling the fertility of soils
is a modest man, says the Indianap-
oils Star, content with searching after
truth and too closely engrossed with
his work to talk about it boastfully
or to pretend that he has done any
thing remarkable.
Prof. Thomas, of Chicago univer
sity fame, thinks the ancient mode of
capturing wives by force preferable
to modern Institutions of matrimony
Mr. Bernard Shaw, who can give Chi
cago professors cards and spados on
the noble art of getting notoriety
without waiting, advances the theory
that in modern society woman is the
hunter and man the game she merci
lessly tracks down. These two gen
tlemen might join forces in evolving
a theory of social revolution which
takes the race back to the primitive
days, were It not for the fact that the
race has no use for freak theorists.
IN THE PUBLIC EYE, If
HIS AMBITION CAUSES WAR
jo?6 :Hantos Zelaya, one of the rnOHt. pic
turesque and fearless fighters Spanish 'America
has ever known, in pursuit of his ambition to be
the ruler of a united Central America, has jtirrod
up another war, this time between Nicaragua and
Honduras.
Some eight years ago he quelled a revolution
in his native country of Nicaragua andj-.tb.en
calmly told the president that he (Zelaya) was
president,-giving the latter and his cabinet 24
hours to leave the country under pain of .death.
They left.
Since then Zelaya has been "reelected"', regu;
larly by large majorities. - ?
Zelaya has large Ideas. He negotiated the
building of the NIcaraguan canal, .with New york
camtalists. ' He conducts a great coffeejiHnta-
tlon. He planned the United States of Central America. He induced Hon
duras and Salvador to Join him. They afterward withdrew. Ever since, then
Zelaya's, ambition has been to weld into one federation the five republics oT
Central America Nicaragua, Honduras, Salvador, Costa Rica and, Guatemala
and to make himself the ruler of that federation. This ambition of his has
led to several petty 'wars and revolutions, and set the whole of Central Amer
ica by the ears. U ' . , .
Zelaya's life is guarded by Satan, say bis superstitious subjects. He is
the strongest type of Spanish-American revolutionist. He is absoluteTfear
less, enterprising, adventurous, shrewd and politic. Eight of his officers plot
ted to capture him. He strode alone Into the room where the conspirators
were, bullied them for an hour, had them arrested and then let them go.
Singlo handed he fought seven assassins. He shot four dead, the others flee
ing,' Many attempts have been made on his life, but he thinks he is destined
to some day become the autocrat of the United States of Central America. '
1 "
NEARLY 50 YEARS IN NAVY
Rear Admiral Joseph E. Craig, U. S. N., was
pUed on the retired list of the navy the other
da after nearly 46 years of faithful and efficient
service. He was retired owing to the law which
compels officers who have reached the age of 62
years to leave the active list
Rear Admiral Craig was born In New York,
February 24, 1845, and entered the navy In 1861.
He was graduated four years later with honors.
His first sea duty was on the old frigate Monon
gahela, where he was stationed from 1865 to 1868.
In 1866 he was advanced to ensign, and to master
in 1868. From 1869 to 1871 he was attached to
the sloop Portsmouth of the South Atlantic
squadron. He was advanced to lieutenant in
1869. In 1871 be was assigned to the naval acad
emy and remained there until 1874. In the latter
year he was assigned to the Narragansett on special duty as astronomer of
the north Pacific survey. For the next three years he was engaged on this
duty. From 1878 to 1881 he was stationed on the Alaska of the Pacific
station.' . ; ...'.-.-.
In 1885 he was advanced to lieutenant commander. From 1887 , to 1890
he commanded the Palos on the Asiatic station. In the latter year he was
promoted to commander. For the next four years he was attached to the
naval academy. In 1897 he was hydrographer of the navy. . He was pro
moted to the grade of captain in 1899, - In 1900 he was assigned to the com
riiard of .the cruiser Albany and was on her through the most of the, Filipino
rebellion. In 1904 and 1905 he was captain ot tne rworiota nayjaru,
He
was advanced to the grade ot rear admiral in the latter yef"-
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NEEDED IN THE KITCHEN. ,
Soma Time Savors and Helps for
' , the Busy ' Cook. '
If you have no fish kettle tie the fi3h
In a piece of coarse muslin before
cooking it, so that there may be r.o
delay in lifting it out when done. Rub
It slightly with vinegar or add a little
to the boiling water, as it whitens the
fish and makes It firmer, f
Small mustard Una make good spice
boxes If a neat label Is placed on the
front o each tin. An earthen pan Is
the best receptacle for keeping bread
fresh, but if this cannot be obtained,
a large tin with a good lid makes a
capital substitute. - -
For the cutter which la used for
stamping out rounds of pastry use lids
of tins, tops of tumblers or wine
glasses. A good set of weights and
scales should find a place in every
kitchen. Quantities may sometimes be
guessed pretty accurately, bat there
are'- many things , which must be
weighed. ' .
SAND FOR PASTRY-BOARD.
Better Than Soap or Soda to Preserve.
( Whiteness. t '
In scrubbing a pastry-boa.d, to get
It a nice white, plenty of sand must
be used in, this way. First wash' the
board, then sprinkle it with sand and
scrub it with a brush the same way as
tbe grain of the' wood, so that the. dirt
is taken off without making the board
rough., Rinse the sand off in plenty of
cold water, wipe it with a clean cloth,
and set it In the air until dry. In
scrubbing floors and tables do not use
soda, for it makes boards a bad color,
and does not cleanse better than soap
with plenty of warm water. , In teach
ing .young girls to scrub boards, it is
very , difficult to make " them - under
stand that the brush must always be
worked the way of the grain In the
wood, and never across it.
Air the Linen.
With regard to the airing of house
hold linen, it is impossible to be too
careful at" this season of. the year.
The clothes on the return from the
laundry should, -. without fail, be un
folded and hung on a clothes-horse in
the kitchen for a night before being put
away . while linen - which has been
put away for some time should like
wise be aired in front-of the fire be
fore being worn again. Sheets and
pillow cases, although kept in a hot-
air cupboard, should invariably v be
properly aired before being put on the
beds, as the heat of the cupboard Is
apt to be moist, and the closely fold
ed sheets hold the damp. Careful air
ing preserves the linen itself, and pre
vents spdts and mildew on tbe sheets,
as 1 well as being necessary from a
health point of view,
PREDICTS F AXZlTu F EM P IRE
iV
Pig iron and diamonds are the true
barometers of trade conditions. When
Iron is prosperous, with strong de
mand and high prices, precious stones
are always in the ascendant. Last
, year the production of pig iron
reached the enormous total of 25,000,
000 tons, the price rose, and at the
present time iron products cannot be
obtained at deliveries sooner than
four to six months. Last year the
United States imported diamonds to
tbe value of $34,000,000, by far tie
largest amount in our history. Dia
monds and pig iron travel up and
down the scale together.
. Tbe duke of Marlborough is to re
reive a large income from his Amer
ican father-in-law, on condition that
he does not molest tbe duchess. The
Ideas of high rank on tbe other side
are strangely mixed, remarks the Bal
timore American. It is extremely par
ticular about the due preservation of
Its dignity, but does not think it at
all derogatory to that dignity to take
charity from alien bands and actually
grab at the alms. Tet our American
rirl persist In preferring such poor
specim4as of husbands to self-reliant
tod Independent Americas young
coen. . . ' '.,'''
fit
Alfred Stead, son' of the noted editfir, W. T.
Stead, predicts the downfall of the ...British..- em
pire. Stead, Jr., is himself a writer, traveler and
world politician of distinction. He was the first
Englishman to cross Manchuria on the new Rus
sian railroad. He is one of the best informed
among the British on conditions in the colonies,
In referring to the forthcoming conference ef
the premiers of British colonies in . London he
said: . ! ' " . ,: s .
"I see no way of preventing the empire from
going asunder. We have taught the colrnies In
dependence too well. Canada is entirely wichout
need of our support. South Africa is abundantly
able to take care of Itself. Australia' and New
Zealand, being more exposed than the other aelf-
governing colonies, - will be last to break away,
but'even they will go when they can do so with impunity." - . , v
Eastern politics the bugbear of the diplomatist is meat and drink to
young Stead. He has been twice to Japan, Is a personal friend of the em
peror. Marquis Ito and all the Japanese potentates. . " , )'
A. distinguished Australian statesman, speaking at the time ot the, Anglo-Japanese
alliance, said: - .
"Alfred Stead has had more to do with the conclusion of this treaty than
any one else (a England."
To afford an Idea of the "pull" young Stead has in Japan, it might be men
tioned that, when last visiting that country, the Japanese fleet In commis
sion was placed at his disposal to carry Stead and his wife from Chemulpo
to Chefoo when they happened to miss the regular boat. This was an un
heard of privilege, and made the resident consuls of China and Japan sit up
and stare when they heard of it. ' v
In a word, what Alfred Stead does not know about far eastern politics
Is scarcely worth mentioning. . -
Mr. Stead married a Boston girl. Miss Hussy. Mrs. Stead accompanies
hr.r husband on many of his eastern Journeys.
COLLEGE PROFESSOR-AGED 27
It is seldom indeed that a man is made a full
nrofesor at 27 years of age. Such, however, is
the case of William Trufant Foster, who is pro
fessor of English and Argumentation at Bowdoln
college. At a very early age Mr. rosier maae np
his mind to become a teacher or i.ngnsn. rom
childhood be struggled to this end against condi
tions which would have appalled a less deter
mined person.
At college he worRea at 3j ainereni occupa
tions to pay his expenses. Many times his future
seemed hopeless, but he was undismayed ana ne
would not accept any charity. -All this time, be
side earning bis own expenses he was support
ing a widowed motner. tie reaa gas meters.
shingled barns, tutored, wrote tor we papers ana
moo-alines, coached debating teams, worked as
gardener, acted as an agent tor an engraving nrm, eaiiea a weexiy paper
during tbe summer, and worxea on we couege catalogue, in spite or ail
this, he found plenty of time to study, and throughout bis college course be
was' a prominent member of the Harvard debating society. '
In June, 1901, he was graduated near tne neaa or nis ciass 01 ouu wiin
high honors. '. .
Soon afterward he was elect en instructor 01 roguso at nates couege; n
was beginning to realize bit ambition. But be was not satisfied to rest here.
For two years he held this position, always on the lookout for farther ad
vancement. i - - . . .. .
In 1904, having saved some money, De returned to narvara ana tooif tne
degree of master of arts. Then above 50 other candidates, ne was ckosen
English instructor at Bowdoln college. " f "
President Hyde totu mm mat tnere was iiuie mauco ui promotion bi
Bowdoin; there was no place, t otter reply was cnaraciensuc ot mm:
"Very well," he said, "I will make a place," and be did. The enrollment la
bis classes increased over 100 per cent, and be organized the department of
education. Trustees, faculty and overseers all agreed that he must be Jaept
at Bowdoln. So tbey founded a new fchair, and in June, 1905, be was made a
member of the faculty and elected professor of English and Argumentation,
the youngest full professor in ihe eastern states, if not in America
New V'or
fiiVa
recipe which la efiiVacious for
cleaning fabrics without injuring their
texture or changing their color is the
following, which is also good for clean
ing rugs and carpets. Grate two raw
potatoes in a basin which contains a
pint of clear cold water.''' Now strain
them through a sieve, allowing the
liquid to fall into another bowl contain
ing another pint of cold water. When
it settles, pour off the water into a
bottle and keep it for future use. Dip
a sponge into the potato water and rub
the ; soiled - garment carefully, after
which it may be washed in clear water.
Tinware.
Tinware should be rubbed with a
flannel cloth, well soaped, to remove
all stains, brightened with a dry flan
nel dipped in whiting, and finished
with the ever useful chamois.
For zinc baths and zinc . covered
tables nothing is more effectual than
powdered . bathbrick used along with
soap; polish off with dry whiting, and
finish with chamois, as in the previous
case. . -
Turkey Soup.
This Is made of the framework and
other left-overs of the turkey. Put
the carcass and other bones in the
Boup kettle, cover with cold water,
add a, sliced onion, a cupful of toma
toes, half a cupful of well-washed cel
ery tops, and salt and pepper to sea-'
son. :.; ' .-'.:
Simmer gently two or three hours,
until the bones are clean, then strain
and serve.
A Good Paste for Cleaning. ' ,
A good cleaning naste for articles
of copper, and coarse steel ' may be
made by using equal Quantities of now-
dered bathbrick, ordinary polishing
paste cut in small pieces, whiting and
soft soap. Tbe mixture should be
well stirred together, and mixed with
tepid water to a consistency pleasant
to worn witn. . . . , , .
Baked Bananas. ' , ' '
Remove a strip of skin from each
banana so that It shall be open on
top as ' the fruit lies naturally.
Sprinkle this with sugar and lemon
juice and bake In a hot oven for 20
minutes, or till the skin Is black and
the pulp soft; serve hot.
Bean 8liceS- ' " ;
Tbe beans when cooked tender maj
be drained and pressed through a
sieve. ' Then pack in a baking powder
can. Slice and serve with a French
dressing. Lima beans are also de
licious cooked thoroughly, chilled and
served with a simple dressing or
tossed in butter and served hot.
- , Coffee Jelly, "
Take tbe coffee left from breakfast
and heat on the stove; sweeten to
taste with sagar, and stir until It dis
solves. Add sufficient gelatlno dis
solved in cold water to set it and turn
it into a mold. One-half a box of
gttlaUne sets a quart of coffee.
Now 'John,
You know I m not e:
I save, and pinch,, an
To make ends meet. ,
I scrimp myself
That you may hoard
In your race for wealth;
1 . do without
Even the . smallest decencies
Without complaint.
And as for luxuries 1 a
Deprive me of this one sma
An Easter hat.1
xiravagant. ilJL rS
nMurjb kfenptjwMt KCflWk;
r.M c n .
i v i i mi i
t l J i hi - i i i l j : ..;
r pleaUhat-1,
JOHN
But,' Mary,
.What's the
Of spendi
That you
You know
Andthere remain
And this
j'Tis such
Of lace,
It is but
To catch
And the
u It seems
That If you
An Easter hat.
we tdeAdods mustMakt M'Hlnthe wtet,
Jt6rJsfcXdng rtonihL.idast. M .-
iTralbwersBa fancy, nbthifnfenefes. 7 .
Yfaire IxHvi ' - .' f ' 7 J '
iara.earned-dollars of her lsejrVj4nt--nran. LJ
'tolme'Y I . y -V
u rcarry iiy jruu u get iyjs uuuuw i ,
,rra MARYrr j S"' N "
Brute! ' ; Ml h '
You" crush Jkji&yil (Bter hal ior y01 v '
My 'fondVlsfor- V- ' ) -
A-marf whoife tpwht Mseaboaj dollar mftrku IV '
jhf I I AN
as aMyienfi3en, should. r ; I J W
They hagj irotfoyje che spending! of Jk few paltry pennies;,
Their lffeciWyaoteasuredby
Just what 4wilfTOtif cannot, do. without
Anv Easter hat. , - - , ' v
I I - JOHN. - rTT) I l.
i r I A I I. I I M .Jin :
coallbtaH Bf ylfjj
o7aoU's hind iML iLKVSS
W Ull her kfcl,AhslaWan5r.l . -
4 , U '
""J w , .
Go cet
This hat tWtfmult
And the winter's
(Bah! A woman
That cannot rise
It must be small
Eve' tempted A
And I have f
And all becaus
Lord will y
Teach her,
Go get it then
That which yo
That . Easter hat.
She got the hat-of. course-tnd: Easter day It rained and
snowed, and rained and snowed again', . as oftenT'happensoa
to caster day.
VRIGHT A. PATTERSON.1
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