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The Rice belt journal. (Welsh, Calcasieu Parish, La.) 1900-19??, March 25, 1910, Image 2

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mornin butone oF hee.no, evn the famous
show of fashion on Fifth avenue. New York, can ap- - `) G
proach in magnitude and splendor the informal pro- r . /
cession in honor of the spring holiday at the seaside
..D  . - most of the women in the vtenr ta
.. . -h .. . .. . a.-te '"r d hrade w ear furs, hut as a rule the air is
bracing and mild enough to encourage
iyit may be remarked that the luxurious
Sgrolling chairs which constitute a dis
onngtinctive feature of life at Atlantic are
sho ashinot so well patronized at Easter as in
'a-$" dog days. Easter weather is of a kind
- in....to encourage walking and the chairs
swhich are abroad at this season are
The student of human nature-and
s o- • .-there is no better place in the world
for such study-instinctively draws
. ...... :. ....contrasts between the Easter throng
"and the summer vacation crowd at At
lantic City. In July and August. when
the city by the sea is entertaining
some 200,000 visitors a day, this whirl
pool of humanity is filled for the most
part with wage earners and salaried
folk and their families who can afford
but one vacation a year and elect to
enjoy it here, tarrying beside the sea
for a week or ten days or two weeks.
It is no commonplace sight, this pano
rama of 150,000 people, all attired in
their most impressive raiment, tramp
Ing up and down an esplanade five
miles long to see and be seen.
Perhaps, if you haven't been initi
ated, you raise your eyebrows at the
thought of Atlantic City as an Easter
shore resorts as bleak places in win
terp, with biting winds sweeping over
the sand stretches and whipping a
vacation would go elsewhere than toa AFV E IM ET Oe tTofF
a southern resort--certainly not far At Easter, on the other hand, the assemblage at Atlan
ther north than Old Point Comfort, at " tic City is recruited largely from the wealthy and leisur4
any rate. That logic is passing, how- classes-it is the rendezvous of fashion at this period,
ever, for all that it was very weli in just as are Newport and Bar Harbor in midsummer.
its way and sounds plausible even to- For all that the influx at Easter does not equal thatt
day. The people of the eastern part when the summer excursion business is at floo
of the .United. States have come to tie. almost al f Atlantic Cit y's. one thousand
accept AuIanue uty generally as the pre-eminent
Easter mecca and the pleasure loving residents of
the middle west and the far west are gradually
taking the same view. although they had long
been accustomed to recognize it only as a sum
mer paradise and the middle west to this day
reserves its main pilgrimage for August, when
one may see in bathing at one time as many
people as reside in the state of Wyoming.
Just what converted Atlantic City from a sum
mer playground into an all-the-year resort, with
especial fascinations at Eastertide, is difficult
to determine, although the residents of this pleas
ure metropolis ascribe it all to their discovery
that the Gulf stream comes nearer to the coast
off Atlantic City than at any other place north
of Florida and thus moderates the temperature
and softens the ocean breezes in a degree not
enjoyed elsewhere. Candor compels the confes
sion that there have been Easter Sundays when
Atlantic City presented a decidedly chilly aspect
out of doors, and even under the best conditions
hotels and boarding houses are opeh to receive
the spring merrymakers who pour in at the rate
of 300 carloads a day for several days before
Easter. What the Easter invaders lack in num
bers they make up in spending power and this
insures them a double welcome on the great
amusement highway where the opportunities of
retail trade are such that as much as $3,000 a
year rental is charged for a tiny store room.
That the Easter rush seaward means such a
golden harvest for the hotel keepers and mer
chants at the Brighton of America is all the more
significant when it is taken into consideration
that many of the Easter visitors come only for
the "week end"-that is, for the interval from
Friday afternoon to Monday morning.
Atlantic City at Eastertide is the board walk
and the board walk is Atlantic City. In the sum
mer the great bathing beach is, of course, the
prime attraction for mAny of the visitors, but
nobody cares to indulge in a dip in old ocean at
Easter unless, mayhap, it be some venturesome
individual in quest of notoriety. This being the
case, the board walk becomes the center of attrac
tion /and right well does it meet the responsibil
ity. Following the example of Atlantic City, al
most every seaside community has erected a
board walk, but the one at Atlantic City is in a
class by itself. It is upward of five miles long, is
40 feet wide throughout its main section and cost
more than a quarter of a million dollars.
On the one hand this board walk affords prom.
enaders an unobstructed view of the sea, while
on the other the marine esplanade is lined with
hundreds of restaurants, amusement places of
every imaginable kind and the most fascinating
shops in America. Interspersed at frequent inter
vals are art auction rooms. A large proportion
of the visitors to Atlantic City are women and
of course no woman can resist the temptation of
real bargains-a fast of which the wily Japs who
conduct these auction emporiums are manifestly
well aware. Aside from the never-ending proces
sion of variegated humanity, unlimited free
amusement is provided by the picturesque "bark
ers," the fakirs, the street musicians and the sand
sculptors who line the board walk. Finally great
a nusequent piers olstel- constractien-each, in
effect, an "annex" of the Dpard walk-extend sea
ward from the beach a third of a mile or more
and afford visitors all toh sensations of life on
an ocean liner save the seasickness. On these
piers are the great musts halls and concert audi
toriums, where are held the popular danoes for
which Atlantic City Is famous.
A magic wand hath touched the sleeping earth,
And at its summons, lo, a glorious dawn!
To countless Joys rock, field and hill give birth,
And myriad triumphs in a breath are born.
Old winter's woe, like mist, hath rolled away
And over all a rose-hued splendor glows;
Love, pleasure, hope-as flowers--adorn the
Ecstatic peace in every streamlet flows.
Sweet spring is here! The Easter of our souls!
O'erfilled with promise; burdened with de
A noble purpose in each hour that rolls:
A precious treasure in each moment's flight.
O magic wand! O faithful hand and true!
We give thee praise and gratitude, for this
Thy touch hath quickened blood and brain
And thrilled our lips with fresh-filled cup of
-Lurana W. Sheldon. In Metropolitan Maga
in no corner of this whimsical old world bi ours
e(t there be found more naive traditions of Eas
terie than those treasured in the heart of the
Miacidolan race, on the border between Europe
and Asia.
Even before the 40 days' fast is quite over, the
rejolicng that is to Sower full-blown at Easter
begins, eroeuswise, to push' its bright way up.
ward through the gloom of abstinence and vigl,
esays i writer o .i Housekeeper. On Palm
uiuad, . i i .t s.l -t three I and tour, the
"Palm Maidens," each flourishing a festive gold.
embroidered handkerchief, go from house to house
singing their happy carols.
Holy Thursday, radiant with red sashes from
every balcony-fluttering symbols of the bright
ness of the spring-is the great egg-dyeing day.
With the first egg dyed the fond mother forms the
sign of the cross upon the face and neck of her
dear, wee nestling, saying: "Mayest thou grow as
red as this egg and strong as a stone." Then gen
tly she places it beside the icon of the Virgin
where it remains during the coming year-per
haps for a tender reminder to the holy image
of the wish that the earthly mother has just ut
tered that the divine mother may grant its ful
At 12 o'clock Easter even a midnight mass is
celebrated. The Gospel is read in the church
yard "beneath the silent stars." There follows
the joyous hymn "Christ Is Risen"-the glad out
burst of firearms, the clattering tongues of bells.
The priest, holding up a lighted candle, bids all
"Come and receive light," and in happy confusion
the throng lights its candles.
With these little flickering torches in their
eager hands, they turn to the church. The doors
are closed and locked. Loudly they knock, their
voices raised in solemn chant:
"Lift the gates, 0 ye rulers of ou~s, and ye
eternal gates be lifted, for there will enter Christ,
the King of Glory!"
A voice within demands: "Who is this Kng of
And the answer breaks forth exultantly: "He
is the Lord strong and powerful. He is the Lord
mighty in war!"
Home from the service, many slip red eggs un
der their sleeping children's pillows that when
the little ones awake Easter morning they may
discover that Paschalia, the female personification
of Easter, has surprised the household with a
fatry visit.
Woman of Business Turn of Mind
Makes Money for Both Grocer
and Herself.
Making jellies, preserves and canned
goods is one of the standard occupa
tions for women of the present day,
but one woman has made so business
like and profitable an arrangement
with regard to her source of supply of
truits that she deserves mention
among those who have developed an
original idea. she arrang,-d with her
grocer to take all his fruit which was
not sold during the day, to make it up
into canned goods, preserves or cor
dials, and to place it with him for sale. S
She proved to him that her goods
were first class in every particular,
and he was glad to add them to his
stock. He also found that he had an
added advantage in the perfect fresh
ness of all his fruits which were
offered to customers. Every grocer
reckons upon a certain amount of loss
from perishable goods of this nature,
since it is impossible for him to esti
mate exactly how many boxes of ber
ries or how many dozen pineapples
he can sell. Under such an arrange
ment this loss was eliminated.
There are many women who could
put up fruit successfully, who have
not seen how they could secure the
supply they needed while living in the
city. Perhaps this woman's method
may help to solve their problem.
Some Matters of Moment That Are
Worth Retaining in the
Coffee may be served either from
the kitchen or from an urn placed on
the table in front of the hostess.
Cheese is passed on a separate
plate, not placed upon the pie plates
by the hostess. Cheese sticks are
served with salad and sometimes with
after-dinner coffee.
Never wash gilt-banded or gold-dec
orated china with a strong, acid soap.
It will eat off the gold. It remains
uninjured if a pure white soap is used.
The shining sideboard has disap
peared. This article is now "built in"
the dining room. It has a low mirror
back of the lowest shelf and lead
glass doors in small diamond shapes.
The woodwork is white.
A nice supper dish is one of potted
beef and mashed sweet potatoes thor
oughly mixed together, molded in the
form of croquettes and fried in butter.
The mixture should be seasoned with
salt and pepper and the mashed sweet
potatoes entirely free from lumps. Use
about one-third potted beef to two
thirds sweet potato. Fry the cro
quettes until a rich brown and take
care that they do not burn.
Gliding Picture Frames.
The method of gilding a picture
frame is as follows; The plain wooden
molding is first given a coat of oil
paint, and from four to ten coats of
fine whiting mixed with fine glue are
put on, each in its turn being
smoothed with fine sandpaper. This
done, a coat of goldsize is given to
those parts which are not to be
burnished, but those which are, re
ceive only a coating of clear animal
size. The gold leaf is then laid on,
and burnished where desired. In
stead of real gold leaf, Dutch metal,
which is simply copper beaten like
goldleaf, Is sometimes used, as is also
the so-called gold paint, which is fine
ly powdered brass or similar alloy
mixed with size.
Bean Omelet.
The beans must be soaked for a
least eight hours in slightly salted wa
ter. Boil one cupful of beans in fresh
water until perfectly tender, drain and
then mash them in half a teacupful
of milk. When this is done, rub them
through a sieve or fine colander; then
add two heaping tablespoonfuls of fine
bread crumbs, one tableapoonful
chopped parsley, four well beaten
eggs, one tablespoonful of melted but
ter or olive oil, Salt, pepper and a
grate of nutmeg.
Mix the whole thoroughly and pour
into a well buttered pudding dish.
Bake three-quarters of an hour in a
moderate oven and serve with brown
Forcemeat Fritters.
Rub three tablespoonfuls of butter
into a half pound of fine bread crumbs,
add one tablespoonful of onion juice,
balf a teaspoonful of finely powdered
herbs and seasoning of salt, pepper
and grate of nutmeg. Stir In one ta
blespoonful of flour, two well beaten
eggs and a quarter of a pint of cream.
Shape into balls, and fry in smoking
hot fat till a golden brown color. Gar
nish with slices of hard cooked egg,
red currant jelly and serve wito
brown sauce.
Chicken a la Hamilton.
Especially adapted for chafing-dish
use. Melt one-half tumblerful of cur
rant jelly in a blazer, add one cupful
of thick cream and two tablespoonfuls
of sherry, then season with salt and
cayenne. Stir m one-fourth of a tea
spoonful of arrowroot diluted with
one tablespoonful of milk, and
stir until the sauce thickens. Add
slices of chicken, and cook until the
chicken is thoroughly heated.-Wom,
an's Home Companion.
Breakfast Puffs.
Mix one-half cupful of milk and one
half cuptul of water, and add grad
unally, while stirring constantly, to one
cupful of pastry flour once sifted.
Beat, using a Dover egg-beater, until
very light. Turn into hissing-hot but
tered iron gem pans, and bake 30 -
56 minutes in hot oven.
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