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Patrolman Daly Stops a Runaway at Washington Street and Saves a Child’s Life. YOUNG MULRY’S FURIOUS RIDE Small Driver of Ten Breaks the Record From West Side Avenue Down Town. Patrolman Daly, of tlie First precinct police station, yesterday evening, shortly before seven o’clock, stopped a runaway horse and probably saved the life of ten year-old Nicholas Mulry, of No. 11 Logan avenue, who was in a buggy to which the horse was attached. The youngster clutched the framework of the cover for dear life and screamed in terror for help. His screams had the effect of frightening the horse and it dashed through the streets, from West Side avenue and Marlon place to Grand and Washington streets, at a furious pace. Mulry was driving the horse along West Side avenue, awaiting the return of Mrs. Millie Hornig, of No. 135 Bruns wick street, who had gone into a store near that point. Mulry was left in charge of the rig and was enjoying the fun of driving when suddenly a piece of paper flew in the horse's face and it bolted. The lines were torn out of Mulry’s hands as the horse turned into Mont gomery street from West Side avenue. Mulry called for help to a number of ] men who were at that corner. One man whose name could not be learned, stepped in front of the horse and tried to bring it 10 a. sianasim oy waving nis arms, but the horse paid no attention to him and dashed on. The man had to jump aside to avoid being run down. Along Montgomery street, swaying and swing ing, narrowly averting trolley cars, vehicles and telegraph poles, the rig sped on. Women and children ran to cover fearful of their lives. Men stood and looked on, wondering what would be the end of the run, but never trying to res cue the mite of a driver from his dan gerous position. Grove street was reached and the horse turned into that thoroughfare on one wheel. The buggy almost toppled over here, but it soon righted. When Grand street was reach ed a trolley car blocked the horse’s pro gress in a straight course or it is likely it would have ended its run in the canal. It turned, however, into Grand street and proceeded on dowfl. As the buggy turned one wheel struck the car and that there was not a crash is strange. No more damage than the scraping of the car’s paint was done though, and the run continued. As if guided by the hand of an expert driver the horse picked its way right and left, in and out among the great number of trucks, wagons and cars that almost choked the street. All along the route there was a great deal of shouting and general excitement Several policemen were passed before they could put forth a staying hand. One man suggested to a policeman that he shoot the horse dead so as to save the child in the buggy. By the time the horse got to Washing ton street it was rather short of wind and tired of limb. Officer Daly, who is a big muscular man of proven courage, stepped into the street He stretched both arms out and the horse attempted to pass by turning sharply to one side. Daly caught the straps of the bit, that was as firmly held in the horse's teeth as though they were the sections of a vise. The horse put all his strength into his effort to break Daly’s hold and dragged him several feet, but a well di rected blow on the nose by the officer’s fist brought the horse up sharply and he stood panting and quivering so ner vous that two men held the lines so that he would not start off again. Mulry was taken out of the buggy almost frightened out of his w'its. He told of the wild race and looked most thankfully at the big, good natured officer who had rescued him as if it were a daily occurrence, than words could express. The rig was taken to the station house and Mrs. Hornig no tified. She took it home and Mulry was sent home. He refused to get in the buggy again. There was no damage. CHOSE INDIGESTIBLE FOOD. Thomas Moran, of No. 110 Sussex street, met a stranger in his hallway last even ing at 7:30 o’clock and asked what the man was doing there. The man said he was seeking food. Moran missed the brass knob of the vestibule door, and fearing that the seeker after rood would me una ble to digest the knob easily, demanded that the stranger give it up. The man threw the knob at Moran’s head, but blissed him. Patrolman Gonser was called and he wrested the intruder, who described him lelf as John Williams of Troy, New York, police Justice Hoos this morning fined him $10 and costs of court. He did not bay and he will be committed for 60 days. jrj ^ *Cawi/ers ~ ~ *2)osiriny expedition,, neat worh and . , , accuracy ...... in t/ie printiny of jCaw or k Should use the . . . prompt delivery and moderate ...... pries service of the WHITTIERJOUSE TEH Miss Wald of Nurses’ Set tlement Tells of the Work Done There. Very successful was the tea given yes terday at Whittier House. It was the second in the series of teas being given this season by the Auxiliary Board of Whittier House, in the Whittier House parlors, No. 174 drand street. It was a most •'springy” affair. The parlors were beautifully decorated with palms, ferns and ilowers. One-half of the big assem bly room, the upper end. was in pink, and the other half in yellow. Two tkbles, that at the upper end decorated in pink, and that at the lower in yellow, were presided over by Miss Lucie Nelson and Miss Jessie Perry, respectively. Choco late, lemonade and fancy cakes were served during the afternoon. There must have been between a hun dred and fifty and two hundred ladies present during the tea hours, and the ar ray of handsome spring gowns on grace ful wearers was a sight well worth see ing; it was a wealth of color which har monized with the surroundings. Guests as they arrived were welcomed by the Reception Committee, stationed near the door, consisting of Mrs. George B. Wilson, chairman; Mrs. William Voor hees, Mrs. John J. Voorhees, Mrs. Brush, Mrs. A. J. Newbury, Miss May Forman, Mrs. Ready, Miss Cassard, Miss Sayles, Miss A. Van Winkle and Miss Jessie Perry. There was a short programme, in which Miss Willis, of Montclair, de lighted the audience with several vocal solos charmingly sung, and Miss Emily B. Allen, of this city, gave violin solos, exquisitely rendered. The speaker of the afternoon was Miss Wald, of the Nurse’s Settlement, New York, who told of her work in that city. The nurse’s duty, she held, was twofold. Not only did she minister to the physi cal wants of the patient, but her work brought her into that touch of brother hood the settlement workers are ever striving after. It was a great oppor tunity to show her capacity not only as The New York Nurse's Settlement was opened in a tenement house on the East side eight years ago, its purpose being to minister to the sick. Since then it has grown so large that now not only does it occupy one whole building but has the use of a schoolhouse for its gymnasium. The house is supported in the usual set tlement way, the residents sharing the expense, and as Miss Wald described it, / the bills often come up, “Your share of food so much and so much for your share of Johnnie’s pants.”. Some of the nurses give their own incomes to the work and some support comes from en dowments from wealthy citizens or from outside organizations. Everything is run on a co-operative system. The patients pay what they can. The speaker was, of course, introduced by Miss Bradford, head worker at Whit tier House, who added a few words ex plaining that Whittier House now has a settlement nurse and thanking Miss Wald for her interesting and instructive talk. Among those present were:—Mrs. Charles Brownne, Mrs. Charles Carrick, Mrs. O. H. Perry, Mrs. Charles Van Keuren, Mrs. Walter Rae, Mrs. Allan Mc Dermott, Mrs. Thomas Gopsill, Mrs. Augustus Creveling, Mrs. Mallory, Mrs. Cornelius Brett, Mrs. E. F. Britton, Mrs. B. K. Curtis, Mrs. Parker, the Misses Butler, Mrs. George Culver, Mrs. Jennie Van Winkle, Miss Nelle Coffin, Miss Susie Coffin, Mrs. Comstock of Connecticut, Mrs. James McKelvey, Mrs. William Durrie, Mrs. Robert Gray, Miss Lela Hinds, Miss Nellie Holbrook, Mrs. Eliza Day, Mrs. ©. H. Perry, Mrs. Frederick Bennitt, Miss S. Eveiyn Foster, Miss Margaret Page, Miss Florence White, Major and Mrs. Z. K. Pangborn, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Newbury, Miss Furnival, Mrs. George W. Case, Mrs. John Staats, Mrs. John Kase, Mrs. George F. Perkins, Mrs. Joseph Warren, Mrs. Joseph A. Dear, Mrs. James Watson, Mrs. Brice Collard, Miss A. Frost, Miss May Bishop, Mrs. Charles Black, Mrs. Woods, Mrs. Smyeth yest, Mrs. George Vickers, Mrs. Wiggins, Mrs. E. T. Davey, Mrs. R. W. Elliot, Mrs. Frank Gray, Mrs. C. Gray, Mrs. Emery, Mrs. O. Mecabe, Miss Gross, Mrs. Warren Dusenbury, Mrs. John Melick, Mrs. Romaine, Mrs. Winner, Mrs. Camp bell, Mrs. J. M. C. Thomas, Mrs. J. Brad ley Tanner, Miss Clinte Curtis, Mrs. Henry Dickinson, Mrs. Herbert Scott, Miss Adriance, Miss A- D. Fuller. NEW COMPANY FOR DAVIS CORPS The Seventh Ward Democratic Club organized a company of the Davis Pioneer Corps Thursday night. The com pany will be known as Company I. Thirty-four members were enrolled and all of them were over the necessary height of 5 feet 10 inches. The company has a number of men who are over 6 feet. The tallest four measure 6 feet 3 inches, 6 feet 2 inches, 6 feet IVj inches and 6 feet 1 inch. The first drill will be held on next Wed nesday night at the New York Bay House. The drill master will be Lieutenant David Smith of Company D. The boys will-take part in the drill of the whole corps on Friday night next, at Imperial Music Hall. All the members are enthusiastic and they will endeavor to make this company the most thoroughly drilled company in the corps. “SHIN ROAST" IGNITED STABLE A number of small boys started a fire in the lot back of the Barr-Dinwiddie stables, on Laidlaw avenue, to get a “shin roast," and started rather more of a blaze than they originally intended. From the bonfire the blaze spread to the dry weeds which were growing in the yard and then ignited the wooden fence around the stables. The sparks from the fire lit on the roof of the stables and the building was soon ablaze. The building was a one-story frame structure and was almost demolished by the time the fire men arrived. Luckily there were no ani mals quartered in the stable at the time. The boys who lit the bonfire had run away by the time the stable caught and they are not known. After the firemen arrived the building was soon drenched and the fire extinguished. MYSTERIOUS SUICIDE BURIED. It was with much reluctance that Morguekeeper William H. Speer buried in Potter’s Field Thursday, the mysterious young man suicide. The man ended his life in the Pennsylvania House near the ferry about ten days ago. He was a handsome chap and well dressed. An air of mystery surrounded the case. A photograph of the suicide was taken a few days before interment was made. Mr. Speer says that he cannot get over the idea that the suicide was well con nected and that there is something very mysterious about the death. DAN GROSVENOR SAYS: » "Peruna is an Excellent Spring Catarrh Remedy—I am as Well as Ever." HON. DAN. A. GROSYENOR, OF THE FAMOUS OHIO FAMILY. Hon. Dan. A. Grosvenor, Deputy Auditor for the War Department, in a letter written from Washington, D.C., says: “Allow me to express my gratitude to you for the benefit derived from one bottle of Peruna. One week has brought wonderful changes and I am now as well as ever. Besides being one of the very best spring tonics it is an excellent catarrh remedy. ” Very respectfully, Dan. A. Grosvenor. Hon. John Williams,County Commissioner of 517 West Second street, Duluth, " '• ; . ,‘">r V; _ u - 4 -* 1 I Mtan., eayg the fell owing in regard to Peruna: “As a remedy for catarrh lean cheerfully recommend Peruna. I know what It Is to suffer from that terrible disease and I feel that U Is my duty to apeak a good word for the tonic that brought me Immediate relief. Peruna cared me of a bad case of catarrh and I know it will cure any other sufferer from that disease.” Miss Mattie L. Guild, President HU nois Young People’s Christian Temper ance Union,in a recent letter from Chi cago, XU., says: “/ doubt If Peruna bas a rival in ail tbe remedies recommended to-day for catarrh of tbe system. A remedy that wilt cure catarb of tbe stomach will cure tbe same condition of tbe mucous membrane anywhere. I have found it tbe best remedy / have ever tried for catarrh, and believing it worthy my endorsement l gladly accord it. ” Mrs. Elmer Fleming, orator of Reser- • voir Connell No. 168, Northwestern Le- ! gion of Honor, of Minneapolis, Minn., j writes from 2535 Polk street, N.E.: * uavB Deen troubled all my life with catarrh in my head. I took Peruna for about three months, and now think I am per manently cured. I believe that for catarrh in all its X CI UUd lb the medicine of Elmer Fleming, Minneapolis, Minn. the age. It cures when all other remedies fail. I can heartily recommend Peruna as a ca tarrh remedy” The spring is the time to treat ca tarrh. Cold, wet winter weather eften retards a cure of catarrh. If a course of Puruna is taken during the early spring months the cure will be prompt and permanent. There can be no failures if Peruna is taken intelligently during tho favorable weather of spring. As a systemic catarrh remedy Peruna eradicates catarrh from the system wherever it may be located. It cures ca tarrh of the stomach or bowels with the samecertainty as catarrh of the head. For a free book containing valuable advice on the causes and treatment of catarrh, address The Peruna Medicine Oo., Colum.us, Ohio. COULDN’T BEAT THE CHOIR Trinity Baptist Soloist Met His Associates at His Wed ding. A few evenings ago Mr. John A. Scoit, of No. 608 Palisade avenue, the popular bass soloist of Trinity Baptist Church, and Miss Emily Hartel, of No. 108 Fourth street, Hoboken, with a couple of friends, hied themselves to the parsonage of the Kev. Bufus Johnson, next door to tne church, to get married “on the quiet.” The other members of the choir somehow or other got wind of the intentions of the young couple and determined to surprise them. The gathered in the church and through the slats of closed windows saw the wedding party enter the parsonage. Then they quietly stole across the lawn 1 and entered the parsonage by a rear door. The bridal party and the rest of ti e choir came face to face in the parlors of the parsonage—“by mere accident,” of course, on the part of the choir. The bridal party took the joke good na turedly. The organist played the con ventional bridal march and at the close of the service the choir sang “Blest be the Tie that Binds,” the happy couple join ing in heartily. The portico and sidewalk were covered with rice as the result of a shower thrown at the bridal couple as they left the parsonage to start on a wedding trip. Mr. F. W. Lehman was best man at the wedding and Miss M. ICreite of Hoboken was bridesmaid. BYRNE AND HIS PROTECTION. Captain Cox Says the Felice Guard the Viadnot Snffioently. The letter sent to the Police Commis sioners at their last meeting by Contrac tor Henry Byrne, asking that the police force, in the neighborhood of Mercer street, near the viaduct, be increased, was j referred to Captain Cox of the Seventh precinct for a report on the situation. | This morning he reported to Chief Mur- j phy that a portion of the territory com- I plained, of is in his precinct and is prop erly patrolled, according to the custom of the department. He says that at all times, day and night, uniformed police are there. One officer’s business is to remain in close proximity to the top of the viaduct. This position Captain Cox says, is within call ing distance of Mr. Byrne’s office, which is in the middle of the viaduct. In ad dition to this the officers must pass Mr. Byrne’s property to report from the i signal box. These reports are sent to the station house hourly. Captain Cox further says that others in the neighborhood of the viaduct say that Mr. Byrne is alone in his position of complainant, and they are perfectly sat isfied with the police protection they re ceive. The Chief will report to the Board at its next meeting. VOLLERS VS. M'ARTHUR. Assemblyman John Vollers, speaking of John E. McArthur’s reply to his accusa tions that he (McArthur) was responsible for the delay in the passage of the bill I for the new station house for the Hudson | City section and that he smothered the park hill in committee, said last night:— “Mr. McArthur begins by saying I lied, and then goes on to prove I didn’t. 'He accuses me of looking for a monument. Well, I’ll have one in the shape of the new station house, won’t I? That’s all I’ve got to say In reply to (Mr. McArthur just now.” A citizen of the district, speaking of Mr. McArthur’s reference to the Ogden ave nue park site not being central, says if he remembered right the Manhattan ave nue site was discarded by the very Board of which Mr. McArthur was a member and that it purchased the Ogden avenue site. ___ HOBOKEN COMMITTEE TO MEET. The Hoboken Democratic City Commit tee will meet tonight at headquarters to take action on the death of Patrick Caulfield, a committeeman from the Fourth ward, who died yesterday at St ' Mary’s Hospital. j TO PRESIDE OVER NURSES. Mias Mcls&ac of Illinois, Chief Exec utive of Coming Conference. Miss Isabel Melsaac, superintendent of the Illinois Training school, Chicago, has been chosen as president and chairman of a congress of nurses that will meet In Buffalo duriug the Pan-American ex position. The election of Miss Mclsaac was made at a meeting in New York and is a high compliment as evincing the esteem in which she is held in the world of nurses. Much important business is to be trans acted at the congress. Papers on nurs ing will be prepared and discussed, as MISS ISABEL M’lSAAC. will reports on nurses’ work and prog ress. All of this eannet fail to result in giving an immense impetus to nursing organization and in consequence to effi ciency in the care of the sick all over the world. The congress will begin its labors Sept. 1C. The honorary officers in addition to Miss Mclsaac are: First vice presidents, Mrs. Hampton Robb, president of the National Associated Alumnae of Train ing Schools For Nurses of the United States, late superintendent of the Johns Hopkins Training school, Baltimore, and Miss Keating, superintendent of nurses, Erie County hospital, Buffalo: second vice presidents, Miss Annie Damer, pres ident of Buffalo Nurses’ association, and Miss Agnes Snively, lady superintendent of General hospital, Toronto: honorable secretary, Miss Maud Banfield, super intendent of Polyclinic hospital, Phila delphia. Chair blufr Than America. There is in the possession of the Bing ley family of Hanover, Pa., an armchair that is older than America. With a his tory that began 470 years ago, when it was made in England, the chair has well stood the test of time. Kept as an heirloom by the Bingley family, it has been handed down for generations until the present owner received it in 1845. The chair is made of English oak, in laid with several different kinds of oth er wood, beautifully carved and very heavy.’ Its construction is typical of the time at which it was made. The joints are mortised and tenoned, while wooden pins serve the purpose of screws or nails of the present day. Though made in the town of Wakefield, it re mained there only a short time, being taken to Bingley, a town named after the ancestors of the present owner. There the chair remained during the reign of 20 kings and queens, from Hen ry VI to Victoria. Finally, after a brief stay at Leeds, it was taken to Manchester. In 1856 the chair was brought to this country on the ship Mary Hale and was landed at Baltimore.—Exchange. Nothin* Comes of It. “Tou may say what you like,” began Mrs. Starvem argumentatively. “We may, but we’ll never get it here,” grumbled the discontented boarder sotto voce.—Catholic Standard and Times. A marriage has taken place at Bois-Co lombes which certainly shows- a new de parture, says the "Paris Messenger.” As a rule, the bride wis given away by some one of the masculine gender, and the wedding referred to. a lady gave away the bride, and the bridegroom had no best man. All the witnesses Vere ladies. NEW FEDERAL BUREAU. It Will EitaUUli talfam Standards of Weights and Measures. The appointment of Samuel W. Strat ton of Chicago to be chief of the nation al bureau of standards calls attention to a new departure in federal work. The object of the bureau is to establish and maintain a uniform standard of weights and measures. A building for a labora tory costing not more than $250,000 is to be erected on a site to be purchased at a cost of $25,000. The necessity for such a bureau has ong been felt. Every foreign power has one. Throughout the United States labo ratories, observatories and scientific so i ieties are growing at a rate never equal , ed in the history of any nation. The work DIRECTOR SAMUEL W. STRATTOIT. of original investigation and instruction done by these institutions requires relia ble standards and measuring instruments, which in nearly every case must be pro cured from abroad or cannot be procured at all. It is to obviate this that the govern ment has acted. The bureau will adopt standards for every branch of science and industry, and these will be used in the laboratories of schools, colleges, universi ties, sugar refineries, chemical works, railroad and steel works and all other in stitutions which require most accurate measures of weight, length and capacity. The director of this hew bureau, Pro fessor Stratton, is 38 years old, of ath letic frame and apparently capable of much hard work. He was at the head of the naval militia of Chicago and in the Spanish war served as a lieutenant com mander in the navy. Of late he has been the inspector of weights and measures in the coast and geodetic survey. He went to Washington about a year ago from the University of Chicago and accepted the position tempo rarily, with the aim in view of aiding the legislation which resulted in the es tablishment of this important scientific adjunct of the government service. Professor Stratton was the professor of physics in the University of Chicago and has established two physical lab oratories. He is earnestly interested in the work ahead of him and possesses the confidence of his superiors as well as the scientific world at large. His first work will be to build the lab oratory, for which provision is made in the law, as stated. A sito will be cho sen outside of Washington, free from dis turbing influences, mechanical or elec trical, and yet near enough to be with in easy communication. The prepara tion of the plans for the laboratory will require considerable labor and take time, but there will be no unnecessary delay in bringing the work to completion. FUNERAL 0F_HENRY CLINTON The funeral of Henry Clinton, who was killed Thursday by being struck by an Erie train, took place this morning from St. Joseph's R. C. Church. Hoboken. The body was taken to Morristown for inter ment. In Woman’s World. Gardens of memory, Shakespeare gar-'i dens, dream gardens of friendship, hope, herbs and simplee, colonial gardens, poet pastures; every day a new species of flow ery acre comes info being under the trowel and eye of the woman who has gone hor ticulture crazy since the appearance of Elizabeth’s German Garden and other books of the sort. The busiest women are out even now buying seeds and works on floriculture and the proper sort of gar dening togs. The time has evidently come when we propose to delve, and t'he doctors all ap plaud the fashion. Four years ago every nervous woman was recommended by her physician to bicycle; now the receipt runs in favor of at least a fourth of an acre of ground to be tilled by the lady’s own fair hands. The only interested parties who look with something like disapproval on this scheme of things are the landscape and working gardeners. The women them selves won't allow the first and the physi cians won’t allow the second to interfere. The fun of the fad is that every owner of a choice plot lays out her bit of an acre to suit her own fancy. There must ’ be nothing false or artificial in education i of the flowers; paths must be made of grass or sifted white gravel, or flat stones sunk into the soil, formality in planting and bedding is to be sedulously avoided, and the whole effect must be to express the owner's sentiments, choice of flowers or individuality of arrangement. The dream garden is meant to express only the most spiritualized emotions and every seed or slip has been planted by a friend of the owner and each lit tle bush or vine bears on a tiny pierced tag the name of the person whose hand gave the root. A bed of daffodils, for example, will be spoken of as ‘Dear Grace Filkins” or “Interesting George Howard” by the owner, rather than by their botanical title, and the rule is to in vite every friend to plant his or her fa vorite flower. Whether these gardens are laid out on a purely rustic scale or formal plan, they are always surrounded by high brick walls or hedges, and within the only attention the blooming inhabitants receive is from the mistress of the domain, as si6ted by a rosy country boy. The costume of head gardener and as sistant are matters of supreme moment i and thought. The first usually wears I over ’her short skirt and becoming shirt j waist a big soft leather apron, a vast | pair of long skirted gardener's gloves, I and at her side a leathern chatelaine, to | which a pair of bright, sharp gardener's J shears, a trowel a notebook and a pencil j are hung. The boy. when ms employer can make a sufficiently strong appeal to his sense I of the picturesque, wears a genuine blue i smocked frock, but the American country boy feels as resentful of this toggery as he would if sent to round up his father’s j flocks with a beribboned crook and oaken j pipes, so that the second alternative of j corduroys is offered him, and, as a rule, ; accepted. While the mistress does t’he - pruning and troweling and the head work, i and is boss of the watering pot, the boy does the deep digging and mulching, and in spite of the undoubted affectation of poetry and emotion involved, these ama- ! teur gardeners are doing excellent work. The lady floriculturist will eventually ; become a power in the land, for she finds not only health, but intelligent interest j and an exhiliration in the work. Getting : down close to mother earth serves as a sort of balm to her city jarred nerves ; and a stimulus to her jaded appetite. * * * Housekeepers grow weary in planning the meals, for it should be remembered that this same work has to be gone ! through with three times each day, and j frequently when there is but a slender pocketbook from which the necessary supplies may be furnished. Beefsteaks i and chops are, of course, the prime fav orites with the majority of men, and it is almost pathetic to see the look of de spair upon the faces of the holders of the aforesaid slender pocketbooks when, through sheer dsperation, the lords of creation are appealed to to furnish a hint as to the next day's breakfast. “Why, I don’t care: give me a fine port erhouse steak if you run short;” and his lordship speaks as confidently as though : me pour, — need only go to the back door and pick that fine steak off the bushes. Beefsteaks and chops are, indeed, all very well, but they are among the most expensive of meats, and not to be j thought of by the holder of the slender purse. There are many dishes that are appetizing that may be had for one-quar- | ter of the money, that, if judiciously pre- | sented, the steaks and chops need be | brought forth only on the rarest occa- I sions and will not be missed. Let me suggest a very simple, break- | fast that need not cause anxiety to the worried housekeeper and will, I am sure, j cause great satisfaction in the household, j For a family of four get a Kippered | herring, which may be had for 15 cents. I Broil it carefully and serve hot, gar- 1 nished with parsley. With the Kippered j herring serve some country fried pota toes. Put a tablespoonful of lard in a pan, and when quite hot add to it four laTge-sized potatoes cut into dice. Turn frequently until the potatoes are cooked through, when they will be in quite small i pieces. Now brown them, and serve steaming hot. With some rolls, hot eof- j fee and some fruit you will itnd that John will vote his breakfast a success and will want it repeated. It will cost scarcely half as much as the steak alone. At the present low price of eggs serve ' ah omelet with a little of the cold ham 1 left from yesterday or a little quince or | crabapple jelly in it, some corn muffins, j an orange and coffee, and your breakfast ■ will be enjoyed. Stewed kidney with a i very little sherry wine as flavoring, some wheaten gritz and some bakers’ I rolls will tempt the family another morn ing. Ask your butcher te chip yen some beef from the round. Have it cut just i as carefully as the salted or dried beef ] is cut. Have the frying-pan very hot, ! add just a tiny piece of butter, and whefc j It Is melted put the beef In the pan. j Cook it for about five minutes, then add a half pint of milk. Stir until the milk simmers, then thicken sllglUdy with a lump of butter the size «f a walnut rubbed in a heaping teauppeeiI afl_anr. 1 Cook until the gravy Is of tTO eonsAsz-*! ency of rich cream, remove an* serve,ait ] once. Season with salt ani( pepper. Some ; buttered toast and atewedt-potahaba-'ace a j lelightfu] accompaniment to this dish. Try to so manage your meals that the eft-overs dovetail. In this way many ittle dishes may be served without ex jense save that of time, that the table nay be greatly improved without tax ing the slender allowance. » * • Although the laws governing heredity ire as yet but little known, enough has teen discovered within the past half-cen tury to throw a great light upon the moral obligation of men and women to have sound, healthy offspring, says “The Woman's Home Companion.” Marriage concerns not only the two voluntary partners in it, but uncounted future gen erations, whose welfare comes through this function, satisfying the demands of the higher nature in both parents. If they are happy in each other the off spring of their union will be well en dowed, for happiness is the mental equi valent of physical vitality, and if the one is necessary to bodily health the other is also equally essential to a sound and well balanced mind. Let the mother cultivate in herself a fixed determina tion to transmit to her child as much as possible of what is best in her and as little as may be of what is worst. A strong moral purpose like this, which absorbs the mind, uses all the blood and heat the body can furnish, leaving no material from which her more frivolous, fleeting impulses can build vices. The mother whose habitual mood is good makes by her beautiful thoughts and tender fancies a wall of her own strong character against the hordes of counter inheritances pressing down from dead and gone forefathers, to drag low the nature of her child. . * . Of course children always like to play housekeeping and make mud pies, and, to tell all in a nutshell, this is practical ly what the kitchen garden Is. It Is housekeeping pure and simple. Instead of sending children to the kindergarten, where all sorts of childish pastimes are taught, they are now put into a miniature kitchen. aiiu it is not xiumixiaung, tiresome work, but housekeeping set before them in most attractive form, so attractive, in deed, that the former kindergarten tots are delighted, and think it most wonder ful and interesting work. The system is a combination of songs, exercises and plays, followed Sy an in dustrial training, all designed in a thor oughly practical way, to teach a child simple housework. It is divided into six distinct parts, each taking a month to master. Try to imagine little folks learn ing all the following:—Kindling fires, wait ing on the door, bed making, sweeping and dusting, completely arranging a room according to artistic taste; then the laundry process, from the preparation of the tubs and sorting of the linen to the washing itself. Next comes the ironing. Nor is scrubbing neglected. Laying a dinner table and the selection of a full course dinner comes also in due order. In connection with this is taught how to cut and cook all parts of beef, mutton, fowl, etc. Then, as a reaction comes the real, old fashioned mud-pie play. With molding clay as a substitute for pastry, the chil dren are taught to knead bread, turn out tiny rolls and biscuits, and to make pies. After this comes real bread and pastry. All the lessons are enlivened by exercises and songs, much as in the ordinary kin dergarten. Boys are interested as much as the girls, and there is no reason, when the boy grows up, why he should starve if the bachelor apartment be bereft of a cook or at a loss to kindle the tire in the family kitchen.' Where is there a family man of the masses who at some stage of his life has not had a tussle with a smoking fire or a tumbling stovepipe? Kxtcnen gardening, when a boy, would have taught him about these things. * * * One bright spring afternoon a Chinese official and ilia little boy called at our home, on Filial Piety Lane, in Peking, says “Ainslee’s Magazine.” Father and son were dressed exactly alike—boots of black velvet, trousers of blue silk, over which hung a long garment also of blue silk, waistcoat of blue brocade, and skull cap of black satin. In every respect, even to the dignity of his bearing, the child W'as a vest-pocket edition of his father. The boy carried a t’ao of books, which I recognized as “The Fifteen Magic Blocks." Now, a. t'ao is two or more volumes of a book, wrapped in a single cover. The one that the boy had con tained two volumes. On the inside of the cover was a depression three inches square, snugly fitted with the fifteen blocks. These blocks are made variously of lead, wood, or pasteboard. All the blocks are in pairs, except one, which is a rhomboid; and all are exactly proportional, the sides being either half an inch, an inch and a half or two inches in length. The blocks of Chinese children are not used as in our kindergartens, simply to familiarize the child with geometric fig ures. The more specific purpose of the fifteen magical blocks is to picture scenes of history and myth that will have a moral and intellectual effect on the build ing brain. Of course, Chinese children build houses, bridges and wagons Just as ours do, but primarily their blocks are in tended for education. The first picture my child visitor built for me that afternoon was a dragon horse. I asked him to tell me about it. The little fellow explained that this was the dragon-horse of Fu Hsi. Fu Hsl was the original ancestor of the Chinese peo ple, and he saw this animal emerge from the depths of the Meng River. On the back of the dragon-horse Fu Hsl describ ed a map containing fifty-five spots. The^o fifty-five spots represented the male and female principles of nature, and out of them the ancient sage used to con struct what are known as the Eight Dia grams. . • . There are divided opinions upon the new method, which is, of course, only a revival of dressing the hair low in the nape of the neck. Women whose faces have lost the fresh bloom of earliest youth are ill-advised to adopt it without a very earnest consideration of their profile in the looking glass, when, should they be critical. th$y will probably decide that tfie-chignon (is trying and not nearly so v*smArtf*• as'the coiffure built higb. There is a drew* About the effect that is quite iowvfy unless a. special concentration it made unco the tresses *# the brow and the crown of the head, tending to raise them, and provide the height and dig nity that most countenances require. But undoubtedly the fresh of face and soft and round of countenance need not hesi tate, and should their hair be short, what prettier newer method is there of dress ing it than en queue? For the long hair ed there are coils; for the short oil that is needful Is that the hair be turned un I tier and secured either with a ribbon band or with a jeweled comb. | Many women will always cling to the high coiffure, and just now it is so be ; coming with the hair slightly puffed and less waved, arranged from the centre with a twist, forming a curl falling care lessly on the forehead. The hair looped up to the crown of the head, having two or three twists interlaced with tulle, fin ishing in a fanlike bow toward one side, is very attractive and becoming to most faces. A wreath of small roses arranged around the crown and interlaced with coils of the hair is another effective even ing coiffure. * . * The question of woman and matrimony with an admixture of business seems to me to be individual and a matter of per sonal taste upon the part 01 the man in the case. If he wants a • .inglng vine, some one who will put him on a pedestal and be grateful that fate has given her a god (usually tin), let him keep away from the business woman. But if he wants a'chum who will ’►» him for what he is—and, in spite be a wife and pal, who i 4 comfort to him, let him choose are who hajJ'feeen out into the business world and gained a broader view of the world and of man. Such an one will take a man ; for just what he is worth—no foolish | ideals about his greatness; just a plain man—good fellow who won’t bluff, be cause he knows he cannot; and they will be happy because neither expects too much. I do not believe that business ever un fitted any woman for matrimony who was originally fitted for it. She can go through a business career without any loss of any kind. It rests entirely with \ her, and she can gain much w’hioh can be of incalculable value in making her life happy and that of the man who gets I her. Business broadens her and gives her common sense—I should be more polite and say more common sense. • • ! A bathroom which is literally a thing of beauty has recently been fitted up In a r.ew house after this fashion: The walls were papered with sanitary paper if glazed surface, with a severely conven tional design of water lilies, with tiles of creamy hue between them. A frieze of cream was divided from the ceiling by a four-inch band of pale blue. The wood work was of green that matched in tone the leaves of the water lily. A green and white tiled linoleum covered the floor, and the bath mats were of green and white crash and of cork. The fixtures of wash stand and tub, towel rack, etc., were of bright nickel plate, and the tiling at the back of the washstand was green. A diet of nothing but celery is said by some physicians to be a sure cure for both rheumatism and neuralgia. Baked potatoes are digested more easily than boiled potatoes, and are, therefore, preferred by dyspeptics. Apply arnica to a bruise if the skin is unbroken. If broken wash the bruise anu apply vaseline. To clean unvarnished black walnut rub it with a soft flannel cloth which has been wrung out in either sweet or sour milk. 1 No compound of gelatine or milk should j be allowed to remain uncovered, as both absorb impurities from the air. Pineapple glace is rhade by adding half a pound of I sugar to.a quart of cream and freezing It ; in an ice cream freezer. Take a fresh pineapple, cut it into small pieces, put | half a pound of sugar over it and let ! stand until the sugar dissolves. Stir th!» ! into the frozen cream and add the beaten | white of one egg. . * . | “The woman who, feeling that her lifd ! is complicated with unprofitable things, will simplify that life, will find the mo ment she steps out of her bondage that ' she is, not alone,” writes Edward Bok, in the April “Ladies’ Home Journal.” “Far from it indeed. She will find herself of a i sisterhood that numbers more votaries than she has ever dreamed of. A sister hood she will know not of until she be come part of it. Like attracts like in this i world. If we live false lives we attract those who live similar lives. If our lives , ring true the chords we strike attract those who also line on equal heights, i The true lesson for us to learn is to live for the things we believe; not for what may be thought of those things by others. That Is where our chief trouble lies; we are too much concerned by what the world may think of use. We are fearful lest some action of ours may be misun derstood. We are unwilling to stand by our convictions. We forget the thing itself. We forget that we ar» what wa are by the things we do. It matters ex eedingly little what the world thinks of us. But it does matter, and It matters much, to ourselves whether the lives wa lead are true or false. An action born of a false motive never has the slightest in fluence. It dies at its birth. Tha men and women who, by their lives, have in fluenced the world have been those who have lived earnest and honest lives, an<? j who never for one moment allowed t« come into their thoughts the notion of whether the world would approve or dis approve. No life truly lived is lived apart and alone. It has the companionship of the best.” * * • In walking endeavor to take a long, graceful, gliding step rather than th* short, choppy motion which one so often sees. Walking on the toes gives a mincing dancing school master gait. Let tha weight fall on the balls of the feet, turn the toes out a trifle, and transfer the weight of the body from one foot to the other as each step is taken. Avoid balancing the body by throwing the hips alternately out and in. This pro duces a waik .oat is neither graceful no* refined, and no woman should) care tv imitate it. » * • Gray suede slippers to be worn with gray silk hose, gilt slippers and black stain slippers embroidered with gold are ameng the-novelties for evening wear.