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BASTED THE CHICKEN.
AinuKitiK I.cnf from the Experience of a llenr \V>mnii Who Knew Little of Cooking. Sttid a woman who knows how to cook nearly every tiling: "I was very jjotr ami unworldly when 1 first mar ried. and had a lot of things to learn ubom the simplest affairs of house keeping. It was shocking, 1 know, not to know how long to cook an egg. for instance. 1 let the first-1 cooked stay mi 20 minutes. 1 believe. Walter was awfully considerate, and bated to hurt my feelings. When the first batch of bread I made could not be sliced 1 concluded that I had better get a cook book and learn it in earnest. "The first thing I wanted to do, of cour.-e. was something wildly ambi tious. I had no mother to go to for advice, and as Walter and 1 were miles front his family, it wasn’t much better that way. “’I am going to have a chicken,' 1 told my husband. " 'Don’t you want me to select it’.’’ m\ husband asked. “Hut 1 said no, and stubbornly start ed out to get it. “It was a round and plump-looking creature, and 1 fancied the surprise 1 would have in it for Wally. “Then 1 took the book and gave it a thorough examination for liow-to* cook-a-chieken recipes. There seemed 1 had difficulty in selecting one that looked simple. “I had scalded the hen and in taking off the feathers had torn the skin somewhat. 1 was wondering what to cio with it. when i saw those never to be forgotten words: ‘Baste well.’ “Certainly I would baste well. Had 1 not seen, in my grandfather's kitchen once, the very needle and thread they evidently meant ? She had used it, I found out later, for sewing up the stuff ing in a turkey. But, never pausing to consider what reason she might have had. I leaped to the first conclusion that entered my mind. “1 obtained a large darning needle and a stout thread, and carefully sewed and darned the wrinkled skin of that fowl. It was a sight for gods when I got through—so knit and knoted that Wally's knife and carving fork caught in the charred stitches when I had it cocked after four hours. “ ‘What’s the matter?’ asked my hus band, looking up at my tear-stained face as lie probed and sawed and got tangled up in the basting. “ ‘I’m sure i don't know.' i said, and broke clown completely. '1 basted it well,’ i managed to blurt out between sebs. “ ‘Basted it.’said my husband. ‘Well, I should say you did,' and when I quieted down he told me what ‘bast ing’ meant. 1 laughed, too, but it was horrible, nevertheless.’’ — Milwaukee • Sentinel. PLANTS FOR WINTER. kutliinK So ItriRliti'ii* a Home aa a JuiliciiiuA Display of Flower* - and Folinste Plant*. This is the season when a few choice plants in the sitting room windows add much good cheer to our homes. A nice arrangement is shown in the cut. It is well to have a var iety of plants, some for flowers, others for foliage. These may be readily procured of any florist, or even ordered by mail or express. At this season, much satisfaction follows the planting of a few bulbs, such as hyacinths, tulips, lilies, cro cus. etc. These comes into bloom in a few weeks and are exceedingly pretty. There is a great array of foliage plants that may be readily secured, A COZY WINDOW. Borne also having bright and choice flowers. The latter include genan iunis, fuchias, primrose, etc. A palm, or two. fern, rubber plant, etc., add greatly to the ornamentation of a window tilled with plants, or to the living room. There are many styles of shelves that may be used. A plain, smooth board is often handy. Above it, on the other side, brackets may be screwed to the window casing, each containing arms with a flat, round top. for plants. A stand or table in a bay window, may often be used to advantage. Things of this kind are very common in city homes as well as in numberless cheerful farm homes. But there are, as a rule, none too many plants in our homes. As flowers bring refinement and elevating thoughts, let us have more of them.—Farm and Home. Work and Ilanana Diet. In India, China, Japan and adjacent countries are about 400,000,000 people who rarely eat meat; yet they are strong, active and long lived. Darwin is the authority for the statement that the Andean natives perform twice the work of ordinary laborers, and sub sist almost entirely on a diet of ba nanas. __ Scented CIo>th for Dreueo. Scented cloth, designed for ladies' dresses, is the latest novelty from Paris. The fabric retains its fra grance so long as there is a frag ment of the material left; you may tear, drench with rain or fling aside the perfumed gown, but its particu lar fragrance will cling to it still. RELIC OF REVOLUTION “Mother Mary,” 133 Year* of Age, He member*! Gen. Washington and Valley Forge. New Year’s day of 190,') was an event of great importance to “Mother Mary" McDonald at the Home for Aged and Infirm Colored People in West Philadelphia, for it was the one hundred and thirty-third New Year’s day that she has seen. “Mother Mary” is the oldest woman in the country and possesses the use of her faculties to a remarkable ex tent. She is always ready to tell of the stirring times of the revolutionary war and of the bitter winter when Washington and his troops were en camped near her home at Valley Forge. This bright, cheerful little woman •is a familiar figure in the home. She thinks that smoking tobacco has lengthened her life, and is perfectly happy with her old short-stemmed pipe in her mouth. She says that she could not do without it. She clings to this old-time custom which was common in her young days, and even while she was ill some, time ago the doctors would not allow her pipe to be taken from her. With her pipe in her mouth—for she declares she cannot remember without it—“Mother Mary” tells of the days when Washington and .Jef MOTHER MART Al'DONALD. ferson, with other men, were work ing for the freedom of the 13 colonies. She was born in Frogtown, near Valley Forge, five years before the revolutionary war begun, and in spite of her youth can remember many events connected with those stir ring times. She was bound out to Iteese Howell, a wealthy farmer living at Valley Forge, when she was four or live years of age. She is very proud of the part she played in the war while the soldiers were stationed in that neighborhood. The horrors of that winter at Val ley Forge were so dreadful that they were indelibly impressed on her child ish mind. Indeed, she recalls how she pilfered potatoes, nuts and apples and saved from her own small store when she w as only seven years old in order to help the poor, ragged soldiers who encamped near the Howell farm. Many a time she trudged through the-snow to the encampmentwith the small stores hidden in her apron under her coat. But her master was as much in sympathy with the sufferings of the soldiers as his little maid servant, and, discovering her desire to help, very often sent her to carry his gen erous contributions. » “Mother Mary” says she will never forget the cheers that greeted the welcome sight of those overflowing baskets, nor how the soldiers lifted her dow n and carried her around amid the almost crazy delight of the men. “It was enough to make your heart sick,” she exclaimed, “to see the poor men in their rags and bare feet, cut and bleeding from the cruel ice and cold, go wild over those baskets of food. They cried and laughed at once and petted me till I was as proud as a princess. “And 1 remember very well that tney iook me into tien. wasnington and he patted me on the head and smiled. He was so grave and dignified that I felt afraid at first, but after he smiled and spoke to me I did not feel at all afraid. “I guess our soldiers have never suf fered since as they did that winter, and I never saw more patient and hopeful men than those who made up the continental army. I used to think the American soldiers were the bravest in the world, and I think so still, though it has been nearly 125 years since I was right among them. “The rest of the time that they were stationed in our neighborhood they made me welcome to their headquar ters, and even the highest officers would raise their three-cornered hats and bow with much courtesy whenever they met me.” WOMEN’S CLUBS THRIVE. Pessimists Sny They Are n Kail, Dat They Go Oil Increasing in A umbers. The latest edition of the official di rectory of the woman’s clubs of Chi cago shows tiiat the pessimists who say that women’s clubs are a fad, and that they die soon after they are cre ated because of the members being extremely fickle in their allegiance to their clubs, are entirely and totally wrong, says the Chicago Tribune. There have been four editions of the official directory. The first one printed, which covered the years 1899 1900, reveals that there were 66 clubs at that time. The next year’s di rectory shows that the number of clubs had leaped to 112. Then the pessimist would naturally expect that the directory of the following year would indicate a slump back to some thing like the number of clubs given in the first directory. But the book for the yeur 1901-1902 reports 97 clubs in \ existence, and the new directory for the year 1902-1903 gives the names of 95 clubs. A comparison of the book just is sued with the one first published shows that almost all the clubs given in the first volume are alive and pros perous. The biggest change was be tween the years 1900 and 1901 and 1901 and 1902, when the number of clubs slumped from 112 to 97. PORTABLE HOG-HOUSES. For Convcnlrnrr and Chenpnea* the One Herr UeMorllted Ik Ahead of Moat Other*. We made ours six feet square and about the same pitch as shown in the cut. and if required less than 150 feet of lumber to make one. Don’t put lioor in them, but if a floor is need ed lay down some boards on the ground and place the pen over them. Then when you wish to clean out the pen, tip it over and do the cleaning. A railing can be placed around the outer edge on the inside, to protect young pigs from being crushed by their mother. 1 have seen the life of more than one pig saved by this rail ing in our pens. A hole about six inches in diameter is put close to the PORTAELE HOG HOUSE. top of the opposite gable end for venti lation. They can be built on runners so they can be moved anywhere by a horse. We put no runners under ours, but tipped them onto a «tone boat when we wished to move them. We found six feet square large enough for our purpose, but you can make them as large as you wish. Ours will ac commodate four or five hogs weigh ing 200 pounds each. In feeding time we moved them out in the feeding lot, an<l at farrowing time back to the ac customed place. The principal improvement in these pens is the door. One first doors were hung at the top and when a hog went out, it would drop back with a bang that might often injure or kill a pig, besides wearing the hair off from the hogs’ backs. Notice, tliissdoor is hung on gudgeons or dowels placed just a little above the center, so the door will drop back gently and will always be shut. If, for any reason, you want to keep it open, it van be done by a rope, or any other means that may suggest itself to your mind. My man and 1 made our eight pens in two days, but we tire both carpen ters and can do much more work of this kind than one who is not a work man.—1. N. Cowdrey, in Ohio Farmer. TIMELY STOCK NOTES. A feed lot is too small that compels animals to eat in tilth. Variety in feeding belongs to profit able stock-growing with all animals. In selling mixed lots of stock the best always suffers by being sold with the inferior. Stock farms don't wear out, but be come more and more fertile, and more and more profitable. Feed generally is high priced, and. as far as possible, everything that can be used to advantage should be stored under shelter. In northwestern Colorado thousands of cattle are reported to be starving. The cattle are snowed in on the high range in Routt and Rio Grande coun ties without pasture or water, and it is impossible to get feed to them. Halt is a good thing for stock, and it is almost as necessary as food. Jt aids digestion, and by so doing it pre vents disease. It destroys germs of fermentation, and renders them harm less. Large doses act as a poison; smaller doses a laxative; minute doses to be beneficial.—Midland Farmer. Modern Pork Production. In an interesting paper on the above* subject before the Iowa Swine Breed ers' association, l’rof. C. F. Curtiss said th„t no other domestic animal is call able of converting the foodstuffs of the farm into finished meat products so economically as the hog. This ability has won for him the well-deserved ap pellation of “mortgage-lifter.” The modern hog is capable of making from 12 to 15 pounds of pork from one bushel of corn, the choice parts of which are worth from 20 to 30 cents per pound, retail. Owing to its nature, the hog is very sensit ive to climatic changes, and this should lie recognized in its treat ment. Under domestication the di gestive organs of the hog have been enlarged, which, in turn, gives greater capacity as well as depth and length of body. The increased digestive ca pacity gives earlier maturity and a greater propensity to fatten. Bees In ^Winter Flight. When the bees take a winter flight there should he a shallow basin with floating sticks o'r other arrange ments, so that the bees can alight there and get the water they will need, and if the water is salted at the rate of about one teaspoonful of salt to a gallon of water they will like it all the better. This may save them from taking too long a flight, and thus from the loss that follows when they go out, if they fly fur for water. The water should be placed near enough to the hive so that they will have no difficulty in finding it, and if one is carried to it, it will soon show the way to the others.—Mid land Farmer. Too Wide a Difference. The raDge of difference in prices in the market centers between the best and worst grades of cattle offered, has somtimes been as high as $4.50 per hun dred. This is entirely too much. The only explanation that can he made of this unprecedented wide range is that the receipts of undesirable cattle have been excessive. High prices have tempted owners of half-fat and thin stuff to ship. As a rule, none but full, fat, ripe cattle should he sent to mar ket.—Rural IVorld. • TESTING THE SEEDS. Son In the Proper Time to Invent!* B-ute Their Vitality and Ger mlnatlnB Power. It is now time to procure and pre pare seed for this spring’s sowing. If put off until late, because of the delays that arise during the rush of spring shipments and spring work, the seed may not be on hand at the proper time, the seeding will be late and smaller yields will be the result. This is the proper time to investi gate the vitality and germinating power of seeds. This should always be done unless there is no questiou about the matter, and there usually is; and the cost of a test is but a trifle. Purchased seed should always be tested. Seed may have been put away in storage,.in proper condition, but it may have absorbed moisture from the air, the ventilation may have been poor and the seed may have been injured by molding or heat ing or freezing. If such seed is used and the usual amount is sown, tjic stand is poor and irregular, and a low yield is the result. The weather during the fall of 1902 was hard on the vitality of seeds, and even where the best of care lias been taken, the per cent, of germination may be low. Where the seed has been neglected the per cent, of germination may fall below 50. Much poor seed will be sent out this season and it is very necessary 1hat all seed be tested before planting. A simple apparatus for testing seeds can be made from two ordinary plates and a piece of flannel cloth. Fold the cloth and lay it in one plate, placing the seeds between folds of t-iuiu, «xmu Mimim ur iuui.m, hub not dripping. Cover the whole with another plate inverted and stand in a warm place. If the test is made dur ing cold weather, care must be taken to stand the plates where the tem perature will not fall much below 50 degrees Fahrenheit at night and will be about 65 or 70 degrees during the daytime. The seeds that have sprouted should be removed every day and the number recorded. When the test is completed the number of seeds sprouted con be compared with the number put in the test and the per centage of germination determined. Cereals and alfalfa should be tested for about ten days, while grass seeds need 14« to 50 days.—Farmers’ Voice. BERRIES UNDER CLOTH. Plants Are More Productive \\ lien So Protected Tlinii W hen Grown in the Open. The experiment Station Record thus reviews some experiments by <). W. Blacknall. He has successfully used thin muslin, known as tobacco plant bed cloth, as a protection for straw berries. In his experience the berries grow larger, the blossoms are better pollenized, and the plants more pro ductive under cloth than when grown in the open. He considers.also that the slight increase of warmth obtained by lessening the radiation at night was very beneficial to the growth of the strawberries. Taking one year with another, lie estimates that this kind of protection adds from 50 to 100 percent, to the yield of berries, makes them larger and more reliable, and ripens them earlier. Care should be taken not to use a cloth too thick and im pervious to sunlight. The tar-treated kind such as is used in large quanti ties for tobacco-plant beds is consid ered just right. The cloth is fastened down over the bed by driving 18-inch stakes into the ground about one foot deep. A wire hook is attached to the tops of the stakes, by which .the plant cloth is held in place. The stakesare set the width of the cloth apart, in straight rows and 54 inches apart in the row. 'I'he original cost of a protection of this kind is estimated at $150 per acre. The cloth lasts about three years, and the stakes, if carefully protected, from five to ten years. SAFE LANTERN HOOK. It Reilneea Banner from Fire in the Barn or Stablea Almost to a Minimum. It is not safe to hang a lantern on a common nail, as many do. Have some hooks made and put them up f in the barn and stable to hang your lantern on, then it will not get knocked off. They will not unhook by being hit with anything. Three eighths inch round iron, sharpened on one end pnd bent as shown in the illustration, answers the purpose.— J. S. Blackwell, in Farm and Home. Chicks from lucnliators. The man who has always used hens as hatchers will appreciate incubators when they begin to use them. He will find the chicks from incubators when hatched have no head lice; the incu bator ,won’t get fussy and tramp ou and kill a lot of chicks while they are hatching; it will not break a lot of eggs and spoil a lot of others dur ing incubation; it won't desert a batch of eggs for another batch; it won’t fight another incubator; it won’t get so lousy that it will die. And there are many other things a correctly managed incubator will not do that sitting hens are apt to do.—Commerr eial Poultry. Why Green Manuring Paya. There are two advantages in green manuring. One is that it improves the mechanical conditions of the soil, mak ing it more porous, easier mellowed and more open to the action of the sun and air. The other is that it in creases the vegetable matter—hum us—in the soil and then furnishes just the condition necessary to cause the chemical changes which will change the inert plant Pood into avail able form for the use of the plants.— Midland Farmer. THE SUNDAY SCHOOL^ Lemon In the IiiternaMunal Serim for March 1, lOO.’t—Paul and Apollon. THE LESSON TEXT. (Acts 18:24-19:6.) 24. And a certain Jtw named Apollos. born at Alexandria, an eloquent man, and mighty in the Scriptures, camp to Ephesus. 20. This man was Instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in the spirit, he spake and taught diligently the things of the Lord, knowing oniy the bap tism of John. 26. And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue; whom when Aquila and Pris cilla had heard, they took him unto them, and expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly. 27. And when he was disposed to pass into Achaia, the brethren wrote, exhorting the disciples to receive him; who, when he was come, helped them much which had be lieved through grace. 28. For he mightily convinced the Jews, and that publicly, shewing by the Scrip tures that Jesus Was Christ. 1 And it came to pass that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper coasts, came to Ephesus: and finding certain disciples, 2. He said unto them. Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have no-t so much as heard, whether there be any Holy Ghost. 3. And he said unto them, Unto what, then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John’s baptism. 4. Then said Paul, John, verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on Him which should come alter him, that Is, on Christ Jesus. 5. When they heard this, they were bap tized In the name of the Lord Jesus. 6. And when Paul had laid his bands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophe sied. UOI.DEX TEXT_If ye Mien, being evil, know how to give good gifus umto your children, lioiv much more «li,a 11 your heavenly fn-tlier give the H oly Spirit to them tiiat nnk hlinf— Luke llilH. OUTLINE OF SCRIPTURE SECTION. The labors ot Paul.Acts lS:lS-23. The labors of Apollos.Acts 18:21-28, The higher baptism.Acts 13:1-7. TIM*,.—A. D. 51. PLACE.—Corinth an<i Ephesus. NOTES AND COMMENTS. Christianity was horn at Jerusalem iu the cradle of Judaism, ft had its missionary birth at Antioch, where it became endowed with the spirit of brotherhood for all men. It obtained a foothold in Galatia, at Philippi, Thes saloniea, Corinth and other places, but its third greater center was Ephesus. From that city it radiated a great in fluence throughout Asia Minor. With Acts 18:23 begins the account ol Paul’s third missionary journey. Paul’s work in Corinth lasted a year and a half altogether. The “after this” of verse 18 refers to the experi ence in Gallo’s court room, spoken of in 18:12-17. This was the end of his second missionary journey. Priscilla and Aquila accompanied him as far as Ephesus, where he probably changed ships, taking one of the pilgrim ships that each year carried crowds of Jews to Palestine to the passover. Cenchreae was the port of Corinth (see map). In token of his gratitude to God for some blessing, we do not know what.. Paul made a vow which involved as a part of its fulfillment the shaving of his head at Cenchreae. His desire to go at once to Jerusalem may have had some connection with paying the vow, though its exact nature is not plain. Some have held that the vow was Aquila's. Perhaps Paul had to remain over the Sabbath at Ephesus for the pilgrim ship, or the synagogue may have been open for one of the three week-day services. Paul seems to have been in haste, probably to reach Jerusalem at the time of the passover. lie was urged to remain by the Jews, whose ire he had not yet aroused, but did not consent. In the words, “Went up and saluted the church,” we must understand that the original church at Jerusalem is meant. After his visit at Jerusalem Paul went down to Anti och. The church at Antioch he con sidered his own “home church,” and here he remained till the beginning of his third missionary journey. “Mighty in the Scriptures:” Of course the Old Testament Scriptures are meant. “Instructed in the way of the Lord:” He must have had some knowledge of Christ, though we do not know just how much. It certainly was only partial, perhaps including the facts of the life of Jesus, but lacking those concerning his continued pres ence and work iu the world through the Holy Spirit. He was a disciple of John, the reformer, who preached the very practical gospel of repentance and right living. Aquila and Priscilla supplied what was lacking in his knowledge of Christianity, and so in creased his usefulness as a worker. The broad Alexandrian culture of Apollos, his earnest spirit and power as a speaker, with his intimate knowl edge of the Scriptures, made him a very strong and helpful worker. “Pow erfully confuted the Jews:’’ The Com mon Version, convinced, is misleading. What lie did was to prove that they were wrong—to confute them. We do not know that he convinced any of them. “The upper country:” The high in land region of Asia. “Found certain disciples:” These disciples, like Apol los, lacked all knowledge of the gift of the Spirit, or of Spirit, as it is in the Greek, “knowing only the baptism of John.” “They lacked that peculiar enthusiasm which in the Apostolic Age was called ‘Holy Spirit,' and was traced1 directly to the Spirit of God.”— Prof. J. V. Hartlet. PRACTICAL. SUGGESTIONS. The only way to be “mighty in the Scriptures” is to study them diligently while one has the opportunity. There are some saints in the pews by whom even the most eloquent preach ers can be instructed. An important question: “Did ye re ceive the Holy Spirit when fe be lieved?” No mere outward form of baptism is sufficient to make one a true Chris tian. Those who have received the bap tism of the Holy Spirit will speak, as it were, with new tongues. IN PEACE AND~WAR. Through the retirement of Col. An drew N. Damrell, which took place re cently, the records of the regular army engineer corps will lose the most- re markable signature known in the serv ice. His name as appended to official papers was simply a series of absolute ly undecipherable marks, though his handwriting otherwise is remarkably plain. The colonel, a Massachusetts man, entered West Point in I860 and has a creditable career. He has had charge of many important river and harbor projects. PROVE DOAN’S FREE HELP. Those who doubt, who think because other Kidney Remedies do them no good, who feel discouraged, they profit most by the Free Trial of Doan’s Kidney Pills. The wondrous results stamp Doan merit. 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LADY ON EDITORIAL STAFF OF LEADING RELIGIOUS WEEKLY • ___________________________ Sends the Following Grand Testimonial to the Merits of Cuticura Remedies in the Treatment of Humours of the Blood, Skin and Scalp. I wish to give my testimony to the efficiency of the Cuticura Reme dies in what seems to me two some what remarkable cases. I had a number of skin tumours—small ones — on my arms which had never given me serious trouble ; but about two years ago one came on my throat. At first it was only about as large as a pinhead, but, as it was in a position where my collar, if not just right, would irritate it, it soon became very sensitive and began to grow rapidly. Last spring it was as large, if not larger, than a bean. A little unusual irritation of my collar started it to swelling, and in a day or two it was as large as half an orange. I was very much alarmed, and was at a loss to de termine whether it was a carbuncle or a malignant tumor. t II \l “ My friends tried to persuade me to consult my physician ; but dread ing that he would insist on using the knife, I would not consent to go. Instead I got a small bottle of Cuticura Resolvent and a box of Cu Ucura Ointment. I took the former according to directions, and spread a thiok layer of the Ointment on a linen cloth and placed it on the ■welling. On renewing it I would bathe my neck in very warm water and Cuticura Soap. In a few days the Cuticura Ointment had drawn the swelling to a head, when it broke. Every morning it was opened with a large sterilized needle, squeezed and bathed, and fresh Ointment put on. Pus and blood, and a yellow, cheesy, tumorous matter came out. In about three or four weeks’ time this treatment completely eliminated boil and tumor. The soreness that had ex tended down into my chest was all gone, and my neck now seems to be perfectly well. “ About five or six years ago my sister had a similar experience. She had two large lumps come under her right arm, the result of a sprain. They grew rapidly, and our physi cian wanted to cut them out. I would not listen to it, and she tried the Cuticura Remedies (as I did & few months ago) with magical effect. In six weeks’ time the lumps had entirely disappeared,and have never returned. “ 1 have great faith in the Cuticura Remedies, and I believe they might be as efficacious in similar cases with other people, and thus save much suffering, and perhaps life. I have derived so much benefit from the use of them myself that I am vuuauaubiy a a vising others to use them. Re cently I recommended them to an office boy for his father, who was dis abled with salt rheum. The man’s feet were swollen to an enormous size, and he had not worked for six weeks. 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