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children. The great delicacy of the
time was a savory plum porridge with bits of toasted cracker floating upon it, served in great pewter bowls Grace before breakfast,announced by a roll of drum, was followed by a prayer at the close of the meal, which really resulted in two religious ser vices. Military maneuvers, hunting and more feasting filled the days until Saturday, when the season ended with a great state dinner, whose composition undoubtedly taxed the chief cook to her utmost. There were turkeys with beechnut dressing, oys ters compounded with biscuit crumbs, spices and wine; mighty venison pas tries; the savory stew compounded of all that flies the air "swimming in a glorious broth, cunningly seasoned and served with dumpling, of barley flour. 1 J irll t t Ant horvm/l n n ,] A I /» w ' -- *** ^ oauoij ing." Roasts or various kinds there were, bowls of salad set off with wreaths of autumn leaves, great baskets of grapes, white and purple, and the native plum in its three col ors—black, white and red. *ith all these there were also plentiful flag ons of ale, for already the house wives had laid down the first brew ing of the native brand. It was a rude repast, looked upon with the dainty eyes and petted ap petites of to-day, but to those sturdy and heroic men and women it was a veritable feast. And thus these Pilgrim Fathers, harried by savage foes, pursued by want, by famine and sickness, laugh ed and made merry at the harvest. Upon this day which has been pre served .to us through the centuries, it would seem sometimes that we have lost the power to rejoice over our yearly miracle of plenty.’ Is it that we are too Bafe, too prosperous to be glad? MENU FOB THANKSGIVING DIN NER. Oyster Soup Crackers Celery Salter Peanuts Roast Turkey Cranberry Jelly Chicken Pie. Mashed Potatoes Creamed Onions Candied Sweet Potatoes Plum Pudding, with Sauce Mince Pie Apple Pie Coffee. Sugared Nuts. • • • Plum Pudding.—Mix 2 % cups flour, 1 teaspoon soda, 1 teaspoon each of salt, clnnnmon, mnco and allspice, and 2 level teaspoons baking pow der. Have ready 1 cup raisins seeded and chopped, V4 cup citron. measured after siloing thinly, and V6 cup pecans broken Into several pieces. Flour the fruit slightly. To tho flour mixture add 1 cup milk, 1 cup molasses, and 2-3 of a cup of softened butter, and when well mix ed turn In the fruit and nuts. Turn tho mixture into halving powder cans and steam 3 hours. Servo with yel low sauce. • • • Yellow Sauce.— Huh % cup butter till soft, add Is cup light brown su gar and beat until very light and creamy. Beat the yolks of 2 eggs and when ready to serve put the bowl or pan containing tho sugar over boiling water and stir until liquid, then add the eggs, % tea spoon mace and Vi cup fruit Juice and stir until It thickens. Serve at once and stir before each serving. • • • Sugared Nuts.—Two cupfuls of granulated sugar, 1 !4 cups of water. Boil until It “threads.” Add 2 cups of mixed nuts and small raisins and a few small cinnamon drops, and im mediately set the kettle in a pan of cold water and stir until all nre well coated. Then turn out on a waxed paper and separate Into small pieces. • • • Chicken Pie.—Clean and parboil joung chickens in salted water until quite tender. Place in a pan that has been lined with nice pastry. Roll each piece in flour. When all are placed, sprinkle with salt and chip in a half cup of butter and one raw po tato sliced so thin you can see through the slices. Pour in the chicken broth. Cover with rounds of pastry cut out with a biscuit cutter, just as you would lay biscuit in a pan to bake, and when baked cut through the rows of biscuits each way and lift onto plate. The chicken should bo laid so as to permit cutting through without touching the hones. * * * Dressing for Turkey.—One large loaf bread two days old. Break up in a crock. Over this sprinkle 1 scant tablespoon of salt, 2 tablespoons of fine sage (home grown), % teaspoon of pepper, 1 cup of seeded raisins, a large l/2 cup of butter, and 1 pint of boiling water poured over all. With a knife cut all through lightly, just enough to mix. If it is too dry, add more water. If too dry it will crum ble when baked. It is fine with poul try or as a beef roll. GET RID OF THE NON-ESSENTIALS. Tho Ilusy Housekeeper Must Consider Always the Preservation of Her Own Health and Strength—Simplifying Household Labor. By Mrs. F. L. Townsend. YEARS AGO I gathered a pre cious bit of philosophy from Gail Hamilton. In “Gala Days” she touched a tender spot in my heart by wonder ing how it was that her heroines al ways kept their gloves in such per fect order so that if the hero chanced to pick one up it was immaculate, suggestive of the beautiful owner, and worthy to be worn near the pal pitating heart of the aforesaid lover. As for Miss Hamilton, according to her own confession, her gloves were invariably unpresentable, out at the thumbs or frayed somewhere, so that she would be heartily ashamed if her lover chanced upon one. Right there the lady struck a responsive chord in my breast and ever since I have looked with greater equanimity upon a torn glove. Thorn nrn Ava hnvs in mir hnmn I do not advise a lowering of the standards in the home. To my mind a nicely polished bare table with a small center-piece and vase of flow ers is more attractive than linen in the shape a mother is almost sure to find it after several children have used the cloth one time. I do sug gest the letting-go of what is not absolutely essential and in its place substituting a wise forethought for one’s self, remembering that much of the home’s happiness depends on the mother’s quietness, self-control and mental poise. To illustrate: I went into our garden this morning and was fas cinated (being a woman I shall use that word!) by the big Bull-Nose pep pers exactly suited to the process of stuffing with chow-chow or cabbage. My first impulse was to come right in. mil 11 n mv p’rncor r^rr5.or noh 1 (T)i 795 Make big money in yonr own town. $75.00 to tl50 no month easily earned. No experience or money necessary. We back yon with our capital and teach 1 you the business. Elegant line of samples PANTS $2up SUITS $9 up Pr«oaid I Every garment made to measure to iatm* city 'tyle—fit and workmanship guaranteed >n» hustling agent wanted in every town item live territory. Write for agent’s THE PROGRESS TAILORING CO.. 140 Harrlton Itw. **■«««* <®njah free trial Cornish Instrument, for „ This Is OUT Offer real merit, are unex- to you—select any celled by any other Cornish piano OP whatever the price orean* from tho Utlo"n"e °r rep"- least expensive to the finest ever built and we, without one bit of obligation on yonr part, will send the Instru ment to you di rect from our factory with the distinct un derstanding that lfrthe Instrument s j/nJ W uuca uui tunic u|i J/tSm || to your fullest ■ expectations you M are not to keep it, y and that the Trial Will Coat You Absolutely Nothing If the instru* Two Tears Credit If Needed ment does not prove better value for the money than you can get any* where else—If It Is not as good an Instrument as you can buy for one-third more1 than we ask—If at any time within a year you feel that you have not a good bargain, send It back; we won’t find one word of fault «— _ _ with your de* Wt Save Ton $100 and clslon, and you more On a Piano win not be one cent out of pocket for freight or for use of the instrument. , The Cornish Bond Protects You Easy Terms and holds us strictly to - this offer. Tou are to have the privilege of any terms gRkjH&dRiB _ of payment that you may Tffi’." *r" fh choose. Tou risk nothing. » * * v i c: I xs hm; uu.vd ui uut UUU1U besides two girls aged two and five. When I read of a farmer’s wife or any other man's wife who has seven or e.ight children, one servant or no servants, and still manages to keep everything spotless, freshens up her self for every meal, has that meal served in perfect order, trains .her children so thoroughly that the Great Mogul of India would not scare them out of their beautiful ta ble manners,—when I read of all those things, I feel that preachers ought not to trouble about higher criticism, evolution or anything else, because the day of miracles is cer tainly not past. We have the mirac ulous right here now, if one woman can compass all these wonders. As for myself, I long ago found there must he a letting go somewhere if the mother in this homo proposed to stay out of bed half the time. During this last summer while flies were rampant I went so far as to use the hare table and liked it so much we are still using it. The ta ble is nicely polished and easily kept clean. There is a saving in laundry, time and nerves though there is necessarily a little more noise than when the silence clotn ana linen are used. The gain in having fewer flies, for they do not settle on every little soil ed spot, the freedom from worry over the quick and certain spotting of the linen, more than counterbalanced the hit of extra noise which is not notice able now'. Again, I would say to the mother who is sometimes discouraged when her efforts seem so well-nigh fruit less: There will come a day w'hen you wake to the truth that your ‘‘line upon line, precept upon precept,” is bringing better fruitage than you had hoped in your moments of dis couragement. The young man who, as a boy, was so indifferent to the niceties of a ta ble will recall his mother’s sugges tions when he faces strangers, who may judge of that mother by her son’s gentlemanliness. ***» up uruer Lilt? cau bage and spend one of my always busy Mondays in stuffing those pep pers. A few years ago I would have followed that impulse, the w'ork would have been accomplished, and when night came the worker would have been t<>o tired to sleep and ready to believe herself a martyr. As it is, I bethought myself of the tired back and aching limbs that unfitted me for everything, no longer than last Saturday, when I made jelly all day. I therefore, shut my heart against those appealing peppers and walked away with wise determina tion to spend part of the day doing something restful. As a result, I am getting happiness out of an absolute ly perfect autumn day, a day with air so pure and bracing that gladness stirs the blood and tingles the very finger-tips. Besides, I am better fit ted to care for the little ones who need a steady hand to steer them through their childish difficulties. Isn’t this better than a bushel of pickles or the reputation of being the most spick-and-span housekeeper In the “settlement”? “Finally, my sisters,” let us look at life with what philosophy we can muster, rememoering to set the non essentials aside when there comes a clashing of apparent duties. Let us ignore the lack of freshness in our gloves and make shift to lessen our worry over the dining-room. A word, too, for the man in the case: One’s husband may wish, with all his heart, to spare his wife, but he cannot save her from care and anxiety when there is a large house hold to see after. It is not easy to get farm help and I venture the sug gestion that man who requires his “hands” to go through much of a cleansing process at dinner-time would find it continually harder to get desirable help. 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