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CANADA'S PROSPERITY. The New York Times of March 23, 1912, in an article dealing with Cana da's progress, says: "At the present moment eight ship loads of European immigrants are •float for Canada, while there are •Igns that the outward movement which is customary with us during labor troubles will be marked this year. There is no such startling rec ord of our loss to Canada. Our clti Eens quietly elip over the border in groups or trainloads, but their going Is not advertised. "There is no mystery why Canada Is the 'good thing' the United States used to be. It is because Canada is following in its neighbor's footsteps that it is repeating the' fortunate ex perience which its neighbor is envy ing, even while deliberately turning its back on the teachings of the past. A fortnight ago the Dominion budget speech reported the unprecedented surplus of $39,000,000, and on Thurs day the Government passed through the Committee on Supply credits of $38,000,000 for railways and canals. With this assistance the railways themselves are both enabled and com pelled to Increase their facilities. Ac cordingly we find a single road allot ting ten millions for work of its own. Naturally the Canadian newspapers contain announcements calling for fifty thousand men for construction work. This influx is apart from those Americans who go with money in their pockets obtained by cashing in their high-priced American lands. "A St. Paul dispatch says that with in a fortnight two thousand carloads of farm animals and machinery have passed toward Canada, the property of men who expect to pay for their farms with the first crop." JUST HIS LUCK. "I never saw such a chronic kicker as Touch is." "What's his latest grievance?" "He found a five-dollar bill this morning and is grumbling because a man to whom he owed $4 saw him pick it up." BABY'S ECZEMA AND BOILS "My son was about three weeks old when I noticed a breaking-out on his cheeks, from which a watery sub stance oozed. A short time after, his arms, shoulders and breast broke out also, and in a few days became a solid scab. I became alarmed, and called our family physician who at once pro nounced the disease eczema. The lit tle fellow was under treatment for about three months. By the end of that time, he seemed no better. I be came discouraged. I dropped the doc tor's treatment, and commenced the use of Cuticura Soap and Ointment, and in a few days noticed a marked change. The eruption on his cheeks was almost healed, and his shoulders, arms and breast were decidedly bet ter. When he was about seven months old, all trace of the eczema was gone. "During his teething period, his head and face were broken out in boils which I cured with Cuticura Soap and Ointment. Surely he must have been a groat sufferer. During the time of teething and from the time I dropped the doctor's treatment, I used the Cuticura Soap and Cuticura Ointment, nothing else, and when two years old he was the picture of health. His complexion was soft and beauti ful, and his head a mass of silky curls. I had been afraid that he would never be well, and I feel that I owe a great deal to the Cuticura Remedies." (Signed) Mrs. Mary W. Ramsey, 224 E. Jackson St., Colorado Springs, Col., Sept. 24, 1910. Although Cuticura Soap and Ointment are sold by drug gists and dealers everywhere, a sam ple of each, with 32-page book, will be mailed free on application to "Cuti cura," Dept. L, Boston. The Sham Battle. The militia was going through its spring maneuvers and many women had come out to witness the sham battle. "Come out of that bush and surren der," yelled the captain to a private. "You are technically wounded." The private shook his head vigor ously. "I may be technically wounded," •aid he, "but I can't come out. I've torn my pants on these pesky thorns." Judged by the Wires. Hostess (to her little guest)—So you don't burn gas up at your house at all? Dorothy—Oh, no, Indeed every bit of light we use is sent by telegraph. The most stubborn costiveness yields, gently and naturally, to the persuasive action .'.'/ of Garfield Tea. German silver Is an alloy of nickel, copper and zinc. DENMARK. King Fredrik VIII of Denmark died of apoplexy while walking on the street late in the evening in Ham burg, Germany. He was taken to a hospital before it was found out who he was. His family were stopping at a hotel in the city, and the first fu neral ceremonies took place when his body was taken out of the building. The casket was carried down the stairs by twelve Municipal employees attired in quaint fifteenth century costumes. The widowed Queen Lou isa, with a voice breaking with emo tion, addressed a few touching phrases to the members of the Danish colony. Her majesty reminded them of the pleasure her husband had' always found in visiting Hamburg and thanked them for their kindness and consideration since his death. The in cident was totally unexpected- and many of those present were weeping when the queen finished. The train bore the casket and royal mourners to Travemunde, where the Danish royal yacht was waiting. The king's body was placed on board and the yacht started for Copenhagen, escort ed by royal Danish cruisers. Several German warships fired a salute. For several days the king's body lay in state in the chapel of Christiansborg palace in Copenhagen. The final cere monies took place when the body was taken to the Roskilde cathedral, which contains the tombs of most of the Danish kings. The day after the death of the old king, his son, Christian X, was proclaimed king of Denmark from the balcony of the palace in the pres ence of a large concourse of people, who had gathered in the square in front of the royal residence. The reading of the proclamation was hailed with a loud cheer from the enormous crowd. The new king is 42 years old. To the public outside of his own country he is known particu larly for his happy marriage with Princess Alexandrina, the eldest daughter of the Grand Duchess Anas tasia of Mecklenburgh-Schwerin. It was a pure love match, differing from the unions between royal families, which are usually arranged for politi cal expediency. The family connec tions of the new ruler are exceed ingly strong. His sister-in-law is the crown princess of Germany. King Haakon VII of Norway is a younger brother of the new king, and both are nephews of Queen Alexandra of Eng land, King George of Greece and the dowager empress of Russia. Much popularity came to the new king a year ago when he was outspoken in his opposition to the proposition to sell the Danish West Indies to the United States. He actually led in the outburst of popular sentiment in Denmark against the preposition. Fol lowing this he was reported last sum mer to be preparing to visit the isl ands aboard a Danish war vessel and later to tour the United States and Canada. This trip was abandoned. SWEDEN. A passenger train was derailed at Elmhult. One passenger car turned somerset, so that it landed on the side with its rear end turned in the direction in which the train was going. No one was seriously injured, which was looked upon as ak miracle. August Strindberg, the furious titan of modern Swedish literature, has fought his last battle. For several weeks he suffered terribly from can cer of the stomach. Operations were tried, but he finally succumbed to the disease. He died in Stockholm, where he was born Jan. 22, 1849. He en tered the university of Upsala in 1867, but was compelled by poverty to in terrupt his studies which were re sumed in 1870. After various experi ments as schoolmaster, private tutor and actor he turned to journalism. From 1874 to 1882 he was employed in the Royal library at Stockholm. His first important drama, "Master Olof," was produced in 1878 and marked the beginning of the new movement in Swedish literature. He led the attack on the feminist move ment which had received a great stimulous in Scandinavia from the dramas of Ibsen. Strindberg wrote several novels of popular life, includ ing "Married," "The Inhabitants of SCAMDIMA VIAN MEWS Heinso," "Life of an Island Lad," and "In the Bond of the Sea." In 1887 he produced his powerful drama, "The Father," following it with "Comrades," "The Keys of Heaven," "Advent," "Crime for Crime," and others. He provided a quantity of autobiograph ical material with an account of the origin of his various books in the form of a novel, "The Son of a Servant." In 1897 he produced his "Inferno" and in 1900 "The Nights of a Somnambu list." His stories and plays are char acterized by his fanatic hatred of womankind. Principal Events Gathered In the Old Scandinavian Countries As the Smaland regiment of hussars were returning from target practice at Nyebro they met an automobile which ran straight against the men while in rank, and in order to save life and limb they jumped out of the way right and left. One broke his leg and others received less serious Injuries. The government of Persia has re quested the Swedish government to Bend some more military officers to serve as instructors for the Persian guidarmerily and four officers, a com missary, and a veterinary surgeon have been selected for this mission. The queen has had a new book of prayers and sermons prepared for use in the navy. The sermons are short. Herr Lindhagen proposed in the second chamber of the riksdag that a qu^gtion be made to the king as to the turning of Sweden into a republic. The speaker declared that the riksdag had no authority to consider such a motion, directly or indirectly. But the Socialists and the Liberals united their efforts and succeeded in having the matter referred to the' committee on constitutional amendments. This com mittee will report adversely and the chamber will go the same way. But it is admitted that the radical element has accomplished what it expected, namely, to pave the way for more ad vanced steps on some future occasion. The Social demokraten contains the following tribute to the power of or ganized labor in Sweden: "Apology— The undersigned, who worked two half days during the great strike, thus putting himself in opposition to his other comrades in the trade, hereby begs to be pardoned for this manner of. action, and requests to be consid ered as a comrade.—Nynashamn, April 23, 1912.—G. Wilsson." "The above apology was considered by the union at a meeting April 23. Owing to palli ating circumstances, the union re solved to accept said apology and ad mission to the union.—Nynashamn, April 23, 1912.—Executive committee of the Swedish Bricklayers' union 82." •The "great strike" referred to above occurred almost four years ago. NORWAY. A new people's high school is to be started at Lofthus, Hardanger. Norway has 1,840,000 fruit trees, and the average return is $1.30 for each tree. A strike in the Stavanger canneries has caused a serious disturbance in that industry. A young people's society in Trond hjem has taken steps to open a "farm ers' house" in that city. Vesteraalen is to have a cannery at a cost of $10,000. This will be the northernmost cannery in the world. A gift of honor of $600 has been raised by people of Kristiania for Oscar Mathiesen, the champion skat er. A march in honor of Roald Amund sen has been composed by Ingebret Haaland—a fine tribute to the con queror of the south pole. Ole Indset, an old resident of Roros, but who is now living at Lillehammer, has donated $5,000 to Roros for the benefit of poor people receiving no public aid. About 900 men are working on the northern portion of the new Dovre railway line, and the force will soon be increased to 1,300. The line will be completed in 1916. Maximilian Harden, publisher of the Zukunft, a German periodical, lectured against militarism in Kristiania, and for a day or two he was lionized above everybody else in Norway. The first section of Captain Amund sen's book has appeared. Among the photographs is one of the point sup posed to be the south pole at which Amundsen raised the Norwegian flag. Roald Amundsen, discoverer of the south pole, has notified friends that he will reach Kristiania in September and will deliver his first lecture be fore the Royal Geographical society, He will then make a tour of Europe and will speak in all the principal cities. About 10,000 voters took part in the first of May labor demonstrations in Kristiania. In former years the po lice used to confiscate banners bear ing inscriptions hostile to established public institutions. But public senti ment has changed, and this time the police authorities did not seem to notice such mottoes as, "Down with Militarism!" and "Death to Militar ism!" Last year the Conservatives laid stress on the fact that the lockup was crowded with drunks in the even ing of labor day. This year the num ber of drunks were not above the average, and those who were there did not belong to the labor unions. The storting has granted a subsidy for a national exposition to take place in Kristiania in 1914, in connection with the celebration of the 100th anni versary of the independence of Nor way. One question remains to be set tled, and that is whether or not it shall be allowed to sell wine and alco holic liquors within the grounds. The exposition committee finds it neces sary to have this license granted in order to make ends meet, but prohibi tionists, who are numerous, insist that it shall be a temperance exposition. The exposition will not be interna tional. The intention is merely to show the conditions of industry and art in Norway and show what pro gress has been made during the last 100 years. Kristiania is being insited by an epidemic of infantile paralysis. It attacks principally children and young people, and is very deadly in its course, over 50 per cent of the pa tients dying from its effects. The number of infected is steadily grow ing and it seems as if the medical au thorities are at a loss to understand the origin of the contagion, each indi vidual case having no plausible con nection with any other. Many leading Free Church people in Norway are dissatisfied with the existing normal school, and they may start one of their own- (8GMM TASTEFUL CAKES FOR PAPER BAG COOKING. By Martha McCulloch Williams. Paper bag cooking seems to me Ideal for plum cake, which needs to be made well done throughout with out hardening the outer part to a lava crust. Wherefore, the place of honor for White House plum cake, the ver itable article provided for the last three ln6umbents of the White House. I am sure the inventor and compound er of it, the excellent Mrs. W. H. Wil son of Nashville, Tenn., will not mere ly forgive but applaud this infringe ment upon her copyright, since she is the soul of generosity, no less than the queen of cooks, and high priest ess in the fine art of cake making. Here is, verbatim, her receipt for: President's Fruit Cake.—One pound butter, one pound sugar, twelve eggs, beaten separately, one pound flour, browned and sifted, four and a half pounds seeded raisins, one and a half pounds homemade citron, one glass grape Jelly, two teaspoonfuls melted chocolate, one pound crystallized cherries, one pound crystallized pine apple, one pound blanched almonds cut fine, one pound shelled pecans, cut small, one tablespoon cinnamon, one tablespoon nutmeg, one-half tablespoonful alspice, one-half tea spoonful cloves, one-half glass cordial mixed with spices, one glass grape Juice or whiskey. Soak almonds over night in two teaspoons rosewater. Soak fruit over night in grape Juice or whiskey. Cream butter and sugar light add well beaten yolks, then cordial and spices, Jelly, and choco late. Next, add beaten whites and then fruit rolled in some of the flour. Add nuts last. Bake or steam four to six hours. Use either large or small molds. If steamed, dry off in Blow oven one hour. Instead of steaming, cook either in tin molds, lined with paper, obtained by cutting up a paper cooking bag, and sealed Inside other bags, or else in cases made from the bags, or in small bags very well buttered. I wonder was it the heady appetite of youth which made spice cake my special delight? Cream a big cup of butter, beating into it, one after an other, seven yolks of eggs. When very light, add two full cups of light brown sugar, a cup of black molasses* the best obtainable, a small tumbler of blackberry cordial, a tablespoon ful of powdered alspice, half as much powdered ginger, a teaspoonful pow dered cloves, three grated nutmegs, a generous pinch of powdered cinna mon, half a saltspoonful of fresh ground black pepper, and the merest dusting of cayenne. When all these are beaten in smooth, add four cups of flour lightly browned and sifted twice with half a teaspoonful of bak ing soda. Putting the flour in warm made the cake lighter. If the batter seemed too stiff—it ought to stir freely, but not run very readily—a little cream was added, mixed with a heaping tablespoonful of grated chocolate. The cake was allowed to rise fifteen minutes, then baked in quick heat. In a paper bag, the same end would be gained by setting it on the grid shelf inside a sealed bag, just as the gas was lighted, turning it on only half at first, then increasing the heat when the cake had had time to rlBe. Spice cake meant also silver cake— notwithstanding eggs were so plenty, we were never permitted to waste whites. For the silver cake, cream a large cup of butter very light, adding to it three generous cups of warm sifted sugar and half a cup of thick cream. Beat hard five minutes, then add the strained juice of a large lemon and four rather scant cups of warm flour sifted twice with half a teaspoonful of soda. Mix smooth, then fold in the whites of seven eggs, beaten very stiff with a pinch of salt and half a teaspoonful of lemon juice. Flavor with almond and rosewater—a spoonful of each. Three Toothsome Sweets By Nicolas 8oyer, Chef of Brooks' Club, London. Pudding a la Munich: Take some slices of stale French bread and toast to a light crisp brown, then spread thickly, first with butter, then with golden syrup. Place a layer of golden syrup in a well-greased paper souffle dish, sprinkle it with washed and dried chopped currants, chopped sul tanas, a little chopped lemon peel and a very little grated nutmeg or alspice. Put a layer of the toast, then cur rants, sultanas, peel and spice, and re peat the layers until the dish Is full. Make a custard with half a pint of milk, the well-beaten yolk of an egg and a tablespoonful of powdered sugar. Pour over the whole and leave for fifteen minutes. Meanwhile, whip the white of an egg to a stiff froth with a few drops of lemon Juice add a little powdered sugar and pile high on top of the pudding. Put in a well buttered bag, bake to a golden brown for thirty minutes, and serve. The meringue mixture may be omitted and the custard made with the whole parts fill paper bag mold? or tin ones lined with greaBed paper secured by cutting up a paper bag, seal Inside another bag, lightly greased, and cook as directed for spice cake. Gold caift baked in layers, and used alternately with silver cake, lookB very delicious and tastes even better. Especially if the layers are put to gether with boiled frosting enriched with raisins, nuts, and tiny bits of crystallized fruit. To make gold cake, heat and sift twice a pound of sugar, work it Into half a pound of butter, creamed very light, add the strained juice and grated-yellow peel of a large sweet orange, half a cup of sweet cream and the yolks of twelve eggs, beaten very light. Sift two tea spoonfuls of baking powder with a pound of flour. Sift the flour a' second time, and put in by light handfuls, stirring in each before adding anoth er. Flavor with a wineglass of brandy and a teaspoonful of lemon. Bake in paper bag molds, or tin ones, lined with greased paper, inside paper bagB. When cool and firm, cut the cake in inch layers, using a very Bharp knife. Spread the cut surface with the prepared frosting, put on a layer of silver cake, more frosting, then more cake, until the pile is as thick as you care to have it. Trim a little round the edges and frost all over with orange frosting or caramel frosting about the color of cream. IMPROVES ALL KINDS OF PIE8. Home without a mother is hardly •addet- than a home without pie— mince, apple, peach, pumpkin, cus tards, plain and gorgeous—every sort of pie, Indeed that it has entered into the human mind to concoct and the store room to furnish forth. Each and several, these can be baked in paper bags to their great improvement. The improvement is particularly marked in the case of tartlets and turnover, of which the paste is so essential a part. Doubt It who will, the fact re mains that pie crust is better, flakier, of richer flavor and more digestible when cooked in a bag than when cooked naked. Along with the pies do not forget dumplings. The open-faced sort—my special delight—for a while seemed to me taboo paper bag cooked. But love finds a way in cookery as in other things. I have found that by cutting rounds of paper out of a paper bag, six inches across, folding them V fashion around the edges, and clip ping the folds, I have cup-shaped pap er molds to line with my paste, fill with fruit, sugar and seasoning, and cook inside another bag. Both the molds and the containing bag must be well greased. M. Soyer's paste, which I have de scribed several times in this series of articles, is very fine, but here is one that will answer as well for many things, and it is less trouble to make and also less expensive. Sift a quart of flour, add a pinch of salt, then cut into the flour with a very sharp knife a lump of very cold lard as big as the flst. Wet with ice water—barely enough to make it stick together. Roll out, spread over the top half a cup more of lard sliced very thin, fold over a square and roll out again. Spread with half as much lard as was used the first time, fold, roll out and dredge lightly over the top with flour. Begin at one edge and roll up the paste, lay it in a clean pan and set on ice an hour at least—much longer will not hurt. In pie making, cut off across the rolled dough an inch or half-Inch section, according to the size of crust required. Use tin or agate pie pans for paper bag baking. To make pie dumplings cut rounds of crust about five Inches across, lay an apple or any other fruit upon one with sugar, butter, spices, etc., then cover with another, and pinch the wetted edges very tight together. Make mince and pumpkin pies after, the directions given for an anniver sary dinner. In addition, try sweet potato custards. If they are new to you, you are on the threshold of an experience. To make them, take half a pound of butter, cream li well, add five cups of sugar, an4 as the mixture grows too stiff, break into it whole eggs, one at a titae. Use six eggs in all, then add a scant quart of sweet potato pulp, boiled, mashed fine, and free of lumps and strings. Beat hard for five minutes, then add the warmed juice of two large or three small lemons, beat again, and add half a cup of barely warm cream. If the batter is too thick to run free ly, add milk until it is thin enough. Flavor with lemon extract—two table spoonfuls for this quantity. (Copyright, 1911, by the Associated Literary Press.) egg. In that case, bake the pudding for thirty-five minutes. Dust some powdered sugar over and serve. Genolse Paste: Take six ounces of flour and sift it on a sheet of paper, then half a pound of powdered castor sugar and five ounces of butter, melt ed but not hot. Break six eggs in a basin and place the basin in some boiling water in a separate pan placed over gentle heat. Beat the eggs and sugar for twenty minutes or so with an egg-beater to a nice consistency. Take the basin off the lire and beat the contents a little again. Add flour and butter, mix lightly with a wooden spoon, but do not stir it up to a cream Flavor according to taste. Take any kind of mold or tin you like, well but ter it and dredge with castor sugar Thiee parts fill it with the paste and place in the paper bag. Allow thirty five minutes in a moderate oven. (Copyright, 1911, by Sturgis ft Walton Company.) WHITE PLAGUE LESS DEADL? Decrease In Death Rate From Tuber culosis Means Saving of 27,000 v- Lives in Ten Years. In the decade from 1901 to 1910, the death rate from tuberculosis in the United States declined from 196.9 for each 100,000 persons living to 160.8, a decrease of 18.7 per cent, while the general death rate, Including all causes of death, declined only one half as fast, or at the rate of 9.7 per cent, from 1655.0 to 1495.8, according to figures given out by the National Association for the Study and Preven tion of Tuberculosis. The figures are based on data abstracted from the re ports of the United States Bureau of the Census, and oover the registration area in this country. According to the statement, the tuberoulosis death rate has declined steadily since 1904, when It was S01.6. On the other, hand, the general death rate shows a fluc tuation downward In general trend, but not as steady as the tuberoulosis rate. The decline In the tuberculosis death rate in the last ten years means a saving of 27,000 lives at the present time. Genuine Maple 8ugar. There are few people outside the maple sugar making districts, says a writer in the Country Gentleman, who really know what the genuine article tastes like. The superior flavor thus spoken of 1B probably due in a de gree to the same causes thr.t make strawberries eaten off the vine and cherries consumed on the tree so de leotable. The writer quoted, however, puts some of the blame for the poor flavor of commercial maple sugar on the "wily wholesale dealer and mixer." Manila to Play Tennis. The city of Manila is building ten tennis courts for the use of the publlo In the sunken gardens opposite the city hall. The courts will have the accompaniments of baths, lockers and reading rooms, which will be made by transforming the bastion near Vio toria gate into an up-to-date club. jt to Mothers Examine carefully every bottle of CASTORIA, a Bafe and sure remedy for Infants and children, and see that It Bears the Signature of In Use For Over 80*VearsT Children Ciy for Fletcher's Castoria A woman can remember how a man once made love to her long after she has forgotten his name. DR. J. H. RINDLAUB (Specialist), Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Fargo, N. D. But a man who leads a double life never does two men's work. for prloes and, tag*. They cuaraotea'retarn of and satisfaction to yon for arsry shipment. Physical culture doesn't necessa rily make a woman strongminded. Hw. Wtaalow'a Soothing Syrup for Children teething, softens the Brums, reduces Inflamma tion, allays pain, cures wind colic. 35o a bottle. A man never complains of his wife's relations—if she hasn't any. 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