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quarts of Juice, the result of cooking together eight quarts of fruit with four quarts of water. If the quan tity of juice is greater than this, it should be boiled down to three quarts. If clear Jelly of a first class is de sired the Juice should pass through, not pressed, a flannel or cheese cloth, bag, the cheese cloth being of double thickness. The remaining juice and pulp left in the bag may be used for a second-class jelly or for marma lade. The Proportion of Sugar to I'm*. Interesting experiments have re cently been carried on in various schools of cookery in this country to determine the amount of sugar and boiling required in Jelly making with the following conclusions: First, that the amount of boiling necessary to secure a perfert product varies somewhat with each fruit: but is practically uniform with the same fruit. Second, that the smaller the amount of sugar the longer boiling m ' ■**“•*• j 0 « mi i ii" (vniiiL i n.11 a long period of boiling produces a darker product Equal parts of fruit Juice and sugar Is perhaps the safest proportion, although a fruit julco with a high amount of sugar naturally would require a trifle less than this proportion. Too much sugar will cause Jelly lo candy. Too little, which requires long boiling, will also produce an un desirable product. Too rapid boil ing will cause particles of sugar to be thrown upon the sides of the ket tle. which. If stirred back Into the keltic, which often happens, will cause the whole mass to crystallite. Stir the sugar and Juice until the sugar Is dissolved, place over the fire, watching closely until It bolls, draw to the hack of the stove, skim, return to fire again, boll, and skim again, repealing the process a third time. four Into heated glasses, freshly sterilised In hot water. Re mote the glasses carefully to a sun ny window, free from dust and cover with strips of glass or card hoard, until the Jelly Is "Bet.'’ flow to Prevent M«»M. Jellies are so rich In sugar that they are protected from bac teria In yeasts; but great care must be taken to protect them from mold spore*. To do this, cut round disks of thlrk white paper, the sl*e of the glass, brush over the cold, set Jelly surface with brandy or alcohol, dip the (link of paper in the alcohol or brandy, and press gently upon the Jelly. |f the glasses have covers, put them on. If not, cut disks of paper one half Inch larger than the tops, dip Into the beaten white of an egg. to which has been added a I abb's i*oou ful of cold water, press the paper over the glass ami at the side*, being sure that the paper ad heres firmly to the sides. Another protective method Is to pour over the hardened Jelly a (mat ing of melted paraffin which Is n trifle less safe than the paper, be cause the alcohol or brandy kills any mold spores that have already found their way to the Jelly while they might he able to develop later under the coating of paraffin. To sum up the facts about Iho Jelly making process, the following points must he kept lu mind: First, fruit for Jelly should be selected when the "pectin" quality Is at Its maximum efficiency, which Is found In fruit Just ripe or a trifle under ripe. Second, that equal parts of sugar and fruit Juice are trustworthy proportion*, unless the fruit has a high sugar percentage, which Is likely to develop In larger quantity in a dry, hot season thun in cool, A ?1y walked ov»*r this plate of nutrient btof jelly, stopping now and then to eat. Every w .ut# up*.? 1a a o ! my of millions of germs. He would have left these germs in a glass of milk or on the table-but ter. *JTHE V'trgtnia State Board of Health, Richmond, prints the foregoing picture, and we republish it for the sake of urging our readers to begin right now their warfare against the dangerous fly. The following “Rules for Dealing with the Fly Nuisance" are useful in this connection and should be memo rized by every housekeeper: 1. Kill every fly that strays into the house. 2. Do not allow decaying material of any sort to accumu late on or near your premises. 3. All refuse which tends in anyway to fermentation, should he disposed of or covered with lime or kerosene oil. 4. Screen all foods. 5. Keep all receptacles for — garbage carefully covered and the cans cleaned or sprinkled with oil or lime. 6. Keep the stables clean. If j manure must be left in them, ■ sprinkle with acid phosphate. 7. Cover food after a meal; burn or bury all table refuse. 8. Screen all windows and doors, especially the kitchen . and dining room. moist weather. Third, that gentle boiling is of prime importance. Juat a word about utensils. In preserving and jelly making, iron or tin utensils should never be used. This statement also applies to the stewing of fruit for immediate use. The fruit acids attack these metals, giving a bad color and metallic taste to the product. The preserving ket tles should i»e porcelain-lined, enam eled. or of a metal that will not form troublesome combinations with fruit Juices. The kettles should bo broad rather than deep, and the fruit should not he cooked in deep layers. Nearly all necessary utensils may be found In some ware not subject to chemical action. Teacli the (iirls Practical Things. The housekeeper of today must read more, think more, study more and know more in order to meet the demands. There is no business in which brain work is needed more to lie able to apply principles underly ing right living. Let me urge more work to interest and instruct the girls. Teach them how to cook, not blanc mange and fruit cake, but the essential foods, and to do it proper ly. Teacli them how to make good bread and cook meats and vegetables properly rather than angel food or floating island. Teacli them, not point lace and embroidered pillows, but to make aprons, dresses, child ren's clothes, to cut economically and lit carefully. Teach them how to care for tho home, to have it sani tary, and to care for their bodies in health anti sickness. Teach then system and economy, how to keep ac counts and spend money wisely Then better homes will be assured better health and happiness.—Illinois Farmers’ Institute Bulletin. Some Persian Jokes. An exceedingly ugly man was once in the mosque, asking pardon of Al lah for his sins, and praying to be delivered from the fires of hell. One who overheard his prayer said te him. "Wherefore, O friend, wouldsl thou cheat hell of such a counte nance? Art thou reluctant to burr up a face liko that?’’ Once again, the story-writer tells us that a certain person with a hid eons nose was once on a time wooinf a woman. Describing himself to her and trying to make an attractive picture, he said: "I am a man devoir of lightness and frivolity, and I an patient in bearing afflictions!’ "Aye!” said the woman, "weri thou not patient in bearing of af dictions, thou hadst never endureci thy nose these forty years!” All of which is more witty thar kind. Hardly less sharp is this nex> tale: Bahlul, we are told, once cairn into the presence of the famed Calipl of Bagdad, the good Haroun-al Kaschid. One of the viziers accoster him. saying, “Rejoice, () Bahlul, a these good tidings! 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