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IA binet i /JgN THK way of comfort to tho vv<-;ik. I will ço and eat. X will eat exceedingly and prophesy; there may be a good une made of It, too, now X think on't. HOW TO SERVE SWEETBREADS. Sweetbreads spoil very quickly, so they should be removed at once from the paper as soon as they come from the market. Plunge into cold water and allow to stand one hour. Then they are put to cook in boiling water, to which has been added a teaspoon ful of vinegar to blanch them. Alter twenty minutes of simmering drain and plunge into cold water, that they may be kept firm. Now remove all the tough membranes and break up Into desirable pieces. They may now be served in a white sauce on toast or In patty shells or ramekins. Sweetbreads and Bacon.— Parboil a sweetbread, cut in small pieces, dip In flour, egg and crumbs and arrange alternately with pieces of bacon on small skewers, having four pieces of sweetbread and three of bacon on e&ch skewer. Fry in deep fat. and drain. mound Sweebread Cutlets With Asparagus ! Tips. —Parboil a sweetbread, split and i ,, ,. , ! . , . : cut in small cutlet shaped pieces; ; ; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Dip in : crumbs, egg and crumbs and saute in butter. Arrange in a circle around 1 creamed asparagus tips. j Fried Sweetbreads.— Prepare the sweetbreads, lard with narrow strips of fat salt pork and cook in a buttered i frying pan until the pork is crisp and j Arrange in a circle around of green peas. brown. Serve with tomato sauce. To Broil Sweetbreads. — Parboil drain and dry, rub with butter, sprinkle with salt and pepper and boil over a clear fire. Serve with melted butter. Epigrams of Sweetbreads.—Parboil, drain and place in a small mold a sweetbread, cover and put under a weight. Cut In half-inch slices and spread with the following mixture: Fry one-third of a teaspoonful of chopped shallot in one and one-half ab espoonftils of butter three minutes add tbiee tablespoonfuls of chopped Add Zw 0 " 18 , ^ ree m j nutes ; ed two and a halt tablespoonfuls of flour, hah a cup of stock, three table spoonfuls ot cream, one egg yolk and seasoning. Dip in egg and crumbs and fry in deep fat. JE. NOWLEDGE is proud that he has learned so much: JWisdom is humble, that he knows no SOME EVERY DAY LUNCHEONS. For a main dish for luncheon or supper, a chowder or cream soup is always acceptable. One may make a chowder of potatoes and tish or corn. The soups may be bean, potato or vegetable, with which milk combines well. Sweet omelets are great favor ites as a light dessert. Spread jelly j over the omelet before putting it into Warm the jelly by letting ; ! the oven. it stand in hot water for a half hour. For a salad, here is a simple one: Italian Salad.—Take six boiled po tatoes, cut in dice, six flaked sardines, three small cucumber pickles cut fine and a stalk of celery cut in small bita. Serve with Franch dressing. Bordeaux Pudding.—This is a pud ding that not only looks good, but it tastes good: ! I i j i ' Cut a sponge cake into three layers and put together with jam, cover with whipped cream sweetened and fla-1 vored and sprinkle with chopped nuts, j Serve on a chop plate. ' Beef Olives.—Take slices of rare roast beef and roll each around a thin slice of bacon which has been fried long enough to be transparent, but not crisp. Bind with twine and boil for five minutes; drain and remove the strings. Add the bacon fat to some of the beef gravy, season with catsup or Worcestershire; boil up again and pour over the olives. Serve very hot Broiled lamb chops garnished with peas make a dish very nice to serva l'or a luncheon Deviled Mutton.—Cut two large slices from an underdone roast; have them about an inch thick. Score each side with a sharp knife. Rub in two table spoonfuls of olive oil, one of vlnsgar and a teaspoonful of dry mustard; sea son with red pepper. Broil the slices, put on a hot platter and dot with butr ter. Serve at once. Peacock's Eventful Career. We wonder what will the be the ul Umate fate of the peacock which was | presented lately to Clatterbridga workhouse, Birkenhead, as an orna- ; ment to the ground. Its career if ' short, has already been an eventful one. The inmates at the workhouse complained that their rest was dis- ' turbed by its screams. It was there fore sent to a neighboring recreation ground, but had a fight with a dog 1 and got to badly worsted that veter- j inary aid was summoned. The bird made ra'>id recovery, and two or three days ago destroyed several beds of i tul'ps; then it fled, and when la.st seen ; was roosting on the chimney pot of » bouse at Hoylake.—London Mail. Italy's Main Imports. «'taly's principal imports are cere als. raw cotton, coal, machinery, lum ber, raw silk, hides, horses, wool and hair. iroi>, mineral oil, seeds, coffee, codor« and varnishes, copper, jute, mother of p?arl, nitrate of soda, paraf lln. phosphates, grease, precious s to nes, wood pulp, tobacco, railway J cars tin, sulphate of copper and sul- ) phate of ammonia. American Enterprise In Spain. Ninety-seven American manufactur «re have agencies in Madrid. X Riots xlr*. > a i \ \ iWfii <&*■ f-']Â ï M/ I f, , fW £23 /n/SADE CLF Cr//WPAG/t£ MQTjT#* \ I IE discontent of the wine growers in the French cham pagne region, which culmina ted in violent disturbances and the destruction of enormous ! « uan ««ff of champagne was the re i ?" U r °< the Sutten! ; K „ of the P® 0 * 16 ' n : the Department of Marne which the ; . „ .. ; wine growers there attributed to the : 1 j i j extensive manufacture of adulterated and counterfeited wine. To protect the growers of real champagne the French government in 1S07 instituted an investigation. As the result of a year's work of the in vestigating committtee the govern ment secured the passage of a law which provided an official label for real champagne and requiring that no wine should bear this label unless it were wholly the production of a spe cific district—a region within the lim its of the Department of Marne. From the start the law delimiting the champagne country was unpopu lar, there being numerous complaints that it was not rigidly enforced. Dis satisfaction led to meetings of pro test, the wine growers asserting that wine was imported into Marne where it was bottled and marked ^ government ]abel . C ounter-demon strations were begun in the Depart ment of Au5e _ where the wi ers clamored to have their department included in the delimited champagne district. j the rival and neighboring Department Taking cognizance of the Aube growers the French senate, after a long discussion, adopted a resolution April 11 in favor of the suppression of all territorial delimitation. As soon as the news of the senate's action reached the Marne region, where it was regarded as a deadly blow to their interests and a concession to j Champagne","" from which" the takes its name of Aube, the exasperated Marne wine growers rose in arms and burned and sacked every Aube wine depot they could reach. Rheims and Epernay, in the Depart ment of Marne, are the centers of the champagne trade. Each town is about two hours by rail southwest of Paris. ; The department covers only about forty thousand acres. This depart ! ment lies in the old Province of wine ! The soil is of a chalky formation I that retains the sun's heat and pre i vents heavy dews, thus giving the grape a fine chance to mature. The rolling hill country provides a good natural drainage, and there is about the same yield year after year wlth j out any necessity for enriching or re newing the soil. The vines are grown i on small poles and are cut back every ' second or third year. In June, for miles around, one gets the fragrant odor of the young grape blossoms;' an d in. October, in the vintage season^ j masses of small purple and white ' grapes, heaped in profusion every where, are a picturesque sight. The wine is stored in immense caves in Rheims and at Epernay, 16 miles distant. Some of the caves ex tend for miles under the city, and parts of Rheims are literally honey combed. Often the caves are three stories deep, so as to vary the tem perature. One descends, to them by a splendid flight of 116 steps cut out of the chalk soil. The caves are more than ten miles long and are constant ly being added to. There are about two hundred large rooms in them, and some of the corridors are more than a quarter of a mile in length. It is not unusual to have as much as 13,000,000 to 14,000,000 bottles stored in these cellars at one time. The wine cellars everywhere are as spotlessly clean and fresh as a New England housekeeper's kitchen. In eeveral rooms fine Jjas-reliefs are sculptured in the chalk. The workmen are all well paid; and each receives, besides, a bottle of red wine in the morning and another in the afternoon, to keep the blood warm earth, as | while working beneath the j they do most of the day. ; Before the cork was discovered real ' champagne did not exist. Without it j no sparkling wine could be brought to perfection, requiring, as it does, the ' peculiar process of fermentation after being bottled. Only the juice from the first press 1 ing of the grape is for champagne, the j second and third pressings being left for inferior wine. The juice remains in these vats from October until Jan i uary, when the mixing takes place, ; This is a secret in each establishment, as each *" wine-master has his own method for producing the flavors for which his brands are noted. This mixture is called the cuvee, and it stands again until April or June, when the filling of bottles begins. The rapidity with which the bottling is accomplished by the many work men is marvelous. As the bottles are filled, corked and wired they are low ered in baskets, by a system of end ' t BS chains, to the caves below, where 'hey. are stacked in precise order in a ver >" compact and solid mass, yet so that each separate one may be taken out without disturbing the oth ers. The bottles are now left from one to two years, when they are put in small racks, necks downward, and for two or three months each bottle is given daily a gentle little shake by an experienced workman. In this way the sediment is brought gradu ally to the cork and the wine becomes clear. One man can shake about 30, 000 bottles in a day. Then comes the removal of the sedi ment. By some firms an ingenious system of freezing the neck of th« bottle is used to accomplish this and ment out and losing very little of the wine is the usual method. This re quires great care, as no deposit must, the sediment is taken out in a solid mass. By many others a most skill ful manner of pressing the thumb over the open mouth, letting the sedi be left and as little wine as possible lost. The men who perform this work receive $3 to $4 a day. Last of all comes the sweetening, recorking, labeling and packing. The wine having lost none of its sugar m -.!^ S _ ProC . e _ SS ,, 0f _ fe !;™ enta i 10 ,?:_ nOW receives a small quantity of liqueur, which is pure sugar mixed either with brandy or with the wine itself. Each firm, at this stage of the process, keeps its methods a secret. The quantity of sugar or sweetening is va ried for différant countries. English taste requires the least sugar. The United States comes next in the quan tity of sweetness preferred, and France third. The more northern countries prefer a much sweeter wine. The work of toeasuring out the sweet liqueur is done by small boys. The corking and wiring are mostly done by women, who rec^ve about 50 cents a day and their gÄtion of red wine. The corks are put in by ma chines. These corks cost as much as four cents apiece. The output of champagne now av erages more than 30,000,000 bottleB a year and there usually is stored in the great cellars a reserve supply of more than 100,000,000 bottles. There are more than thirty great houses in the champagne district, either at Rheims, at Ay or at Epernay. The character and color of the different brands vary. This is due partly to the grapes and partly to the blending. Be cause one wine Is of a tawny gold and another pale as spun silk, it does not imply one is better or worse than the other. These champagne houses are more or less connected by family | ties. The best of friends socially, in business they are as jealous as only j cousins can be. Families die out, bu# firms continue. NEW YORK RUNS FROM HABIT But Business Does Not Demand That Everyone Act as Though Tttey Were Crazy, Says Mlssourian. No use trying to keep our New York secret from John K. Bracken of Jop lnn. Mo., any longer. He knows all, as the long suffering wife in the melo drama tells her husband at the end of the fourth act. Constant reference by outsiders to our frightful speed had convinced most of us that the hurry was due to the vast amount of busi ness, but the man from Joplin refuses to indorse that popular theory. "Pretty speedy town, eh?" Mr. Bracken was asked. "Well, that all depends," he drawled. "If you refer to the vehicles, yes; to business, no. You've got so used to dodging street cars, motor cars, trucks, than in any other place on earth, but your business would not make it nec essary for every man, woman and child to act as if they were crazy."-« New York Herald. fire engines, ambulances, bicycles and heaven knows how many other kinds of vehicles, that it has become second nature to walk as if you were running, Of course there is more business here »Not His Fault. The first bright day of spring proved too much for the regular routine of the twins, Carol and Muriel, who call the Hoffman home in Lakewood their own, despite their tender age, being four years. Instead of taking their usual afternoon nap they played out doors until a few raindrops drove j them indoors. In consequence they were tired and sleepy at the dinner table, contrary to their wont. "I'm not surprised," said their fa ther, "to see the children tired after being out in the air all day." "Not all day," corrected Muriel, who is something of a purist. "Mother called us in when it began to rain." "Why does the man make it rain so?" inquired Carol. "He doesn't," was Muriel's explana tion. "He can't help it. It just come» down."—Cleveland Leader. Smallest Known Bottle. What is regarded by skilled artisan« as the smallest perfect glass bottle ever blown has just been turned out by Robert Gillespie, one of the blowers of the great Whitall-Tatem glass works in Milleville, N. J. The tiny bit of glass is not much larger than a kernel of corn, but is in every way perfect, in cluding a ground stopper. Gillespie was at infinit« pains to produc* the cu< riosity. here qohhlgl pmit R ules tfton© Bhr GDDW&IB® ®, ☆ ☆ £ I-IEN VÇlliam H. Taft was a Candiduse for the Republican nominal 011 for president some newspapr paragrapher said that doubtlee every delegate to the conventPn w h° claimed Yale as his almi mater would vote for the notation of Mr. Taft, no matter what his instructions were fr<jn the people who made him a dJegate. Of corse this paragraph was jocose, tut Yale men seem to be particularly loyal to the pres ident of the United States, and it is a curious thing to nde that the loyalty of the men of all colleges to g^duates of their institu tions Is marked in Wash^gton. Every official of high position seems to #ve the enthusiastic sup port of the graduates 0 the school which sent | him out into the world wth a sheepskin under his arm. and party politics jeem to cut no figure at all in the matter. J, Of course the yiäe nfen are not all for Tart, for Yale has turned oui men of all parties, and men to whom party neans much more than mere personality. It ma? be, however, that Mr. Taft, if he runs again, vUll get the vote at the p 0 n s —conventions' vote n>t considered—of every man W }jo was a member o( his class at the New Haven school./ They say 's j n Washington—and some of the president's clastmates live here—that he was as popular with his classmates as any man whom they claimed as thei^, own, perhaps more p 0 p U i ari but the Yale men don't care to make comparisons that might seetfr invidious. comparisons that might seetfr The Yale ' men who were ' at .school with the president and who came to Washing ton to visit, always make straight for the White House. This means some ; more tftan that Mr . Taft is simply a holder of a big public office. ! If a P erson wants to learn : how popularity at school or unpopularity at school lasts through life let him make a study, if he can find the op portunity, of the standing today of some men in the army and navy. There are in one or the other of the twin services today men w ^° ^ ave splendid records as officers, and yet who ! wou ^ five over several Pages^ from their efficiency records if they could write the word "popular" In the seem invidious. seem invidious. There are soldiers and sailors of high rank, men Bray in service and gray in years who have never been able to live down some little act of their in lives at either the naval or military academy of which made them unpopular with their fellows, and the effect of which lasts to this day. in j Naming no pames and giving no specific cas® at j with date and circumstances it may be said that In one of.,*he greates&^Qntrm^rsies which evj vexed the service one man' won oif T "wT fB " 'the"' country, but dié not win out with his fellow offi cers, and he did not win out with them simply because they thought that the thing he was eharged with doing was to; keeping with one act he committed as a boy, an act that lost him stand ing with his felkrw students. | At West Point and Annapolis they have a habit in of "cutting" the boy who bears tales, or who j shows a streak of timidity that is called by a harsher word, or who does some other thing that boys in their boyish humor do not like. When a man graduates and gets into the service he is no longer "cut," but his society is not sought, and as a result perhaps of a mere momentary weakness, or a mere monentary thoughtlessness, a whole career from the social point of view may be blasted. There are some cases in the army and navy today, and a pretty fair measure by which to judge of a man's personality is the measure of regard in which he is held in later life by the men who went to school with him in the day of the boy. William W. Russell not long ago was this gov ernment's envoy extraordinary and minister plen ipotentiary to Venezuela. He was in the South American country at the time of the strained rela tions which existed for a while between Undo Sam and President Castro. William W. Russell is popular in the navy and his popularity dates back to his school days. He is a grave diplomat with a light in his eye that neither gravity nor position can put oat. But he was not always a grave one burdened with the affairs of state. Once upon a time he was "Pete" Russell, midshipman at the United States naval academy. William was changed into "Pete" tho minute that he reported at Annapolis, but truth compels the statement that neither the official i archives nor the middies' archives disclose the rea son for turning William into "Pete." Suffice is to know that the middies would have it that way. and that way it went. Some time ago I had dinner with a graduate of Annapolis who had known William W. Russell in his "Pete" days at the academy. Midshipman Russell did not graduée, but he was long enough at the academy to letfve his mark upon the insti tution and to make his memory dwell lovingly in the hearts of succeeding generations of mid dies. Possibly some dt the stories that the gradu ate told of Pete's school days may account in some measure for the fact that he became a dip lomat instead of becoming a salt. • Midshipman Russell had a way with him, and the middies and the authorities were not long in ^finding it out. Pete had difficulty in restraining j himself on occasions, as witness: One Sunday at Annapolis the chaplain preached long and droningly. The listening middies were tired out with the heat of the day and the bur den of the sermon, which lasted one hour and ten minutes. The sermon over, the soloist in the choir, undeterred and undismayed by the length of the chaplain's discourse, started in to sing Sun of My Soul." He went through the first line un trippingly and then struck into the second. It is not night," he sang. Then he, repeated, It is not Was Willing to Be Stung Mountaineer Resumes Looking at Pic tures After He Let Bee Sting Him. "Down in my state," said Represen tative Randall of Texas— and he al ways begins stories that way down in my state there lives a mountaineer named Felix. Like most of those folks, Felix can neither read nor write, but, despite the loss of one eye, E a fL 1/ o<^ to u Ö don't care to make seetfr invidious. ' . \! » / S & WAS PROMPTLY ' POKED /ft 77 iE EYE BY T/fE ßo/yy ha/id or peteö ôkeletoff night," and repeated it again after the manner of soloists who don't know when the listeners have had enough and having a good hold are loath to let go. The sermon and the song got on Pete Russell's nerves. He sat in the middle seat of a pew In the very middle of the corps of midshipmen with officers at the front, at both flanks and at the »~ceac^ _ Undg r the stram oO£e IgH 1 ' up, wnTStTed melodiously, hut veryloudly the tune accompanying the third and fourth lines of the first stanza of "Sun of My Soul," and then before the bewildered and shocked officers could put in an interference, he calmly commanded the solo ist "to get a move on him." They grabbed Pete out from his middle pew seat and marched him down the aisle under guard. When the corps was dismissed and was marching back to the barracks Pete was going in the opposite direction headed for the prison ship, Santee, with his books and his blanket swung over his shoulder. As he passed the marching middies and the officers in command he was heard loudly solilo quizing, with his head well down in counterfeit abjectness: "Poor Pete, poor Pete, breakers right under poor Pete's bow." Once upon a time Pete set to work during his idle hours and constructed a skeleton more fear fully and wonderfully made than any man. Pete knew the peculiarities of a certain inspecting officer whose habit it was on entering a midship man's room to see if all was well and orderly, to pull the door back with a sudden jerk and to look behind it for traces of sweepings, for it was a common habit with midshipmen to sweep things behind the door in the hope that they would pass unnoticed. Pete finished his skeleton and by the exercise of nothing less than devilish ingenuity he suc ceeded in so adjusting it that when the door was given a sharp, quick jerk, the thing would drive its fist straight into the eye of the man who did the jerking. It wasn't intentional on Pete's part, for he simply forgot, but he went to recitation one morning, the morning that the skeleton had been put up, and left his roommate, who didn't know that the skeleton behind the door was in exis tence, to suffer any consequence which might come The inspecting officer came and gave the door a jerk and was promptly poked in the eye by the bony hand of Pete's skeleton. The officer instantly marched Pete's roommate, all innocent that he was, to the Santee, where he was locked up*. In three hours the roommate Last year Mr. Fairie did not enter his famous three-year-old, Lemberg, for the Newmarket Bien nial, says London Answers. It is an odd fact that no winner of the Biennial has ever been successful in winning the Derby, and consequently a superstition has grown up that the race is an unlucky one for Derby aspirants. Whether Mr. Fairie was influenced by this super stition or not it is impossible to say, but at any rate "Lemberg was not entered. Trainers, taking them all round, are a practical, hard-headed lot, with a few superstitions; but jockeys as well as the racing public at large, have a large share of superstitious beliefs. Most jockeys have their favorite courses. Fred he can still look at pictures. Not long ago I gave Felix a copy of an il lustrated weekly and he sat in the door of the general store to look at it and marvel. "Now, down in my state they have bumblebees even in the winter time, and soon one of them began buzzing around Felix's head. He was too in terested to look up, but gave a vicious right-hand swing that would have Superstitious Racing Man done credit to Jack Johnson, but the bee ducked. Unlike Jim Jeffries, he was able to 'come back,' and did. B-u-z-z-z. he went, as he circled around Felix's head, and Felix let out two terrific left-arm jolts that did not jolt anything but Fj^ix. "Again and again 'Kid' Bumble Bee returned to the attack. Hi« antago nist was finally worn out. Laying aside the picture book, Felix leaned back against the door and folded his arms in complete resignation to his fate. a Taft Preô <333 heard some shuffling steps outside hit prison door. Looking out he saw Pet# with his books and his blankets coin ing to share his durance. "What's the matter, Pete?" he asked. "Nothing," said Pete, "only I forgot to take that d d skeleton,down." When William W. Russell first went to Venezuela in a subordinate diplo matic capacity, an American naval of ficer who knew him well, who UM him, and who had memories of tto diplomat's pranks at Annapolis, con cluded that Pete should have a prop« reception, but it is needless to saj that he didn't take Pete into his confi dence. When Russell, newly accredited t# the "court" of President Castro, dro*» from his hotel to the presidential pnl ace in an open carriage and wearing« black frock and high hat of diplomacy, he was greeted in the middle of ererj block and at every street corner witt vociferous cheerings from all th» street gamins that Caracas possessed. ' street The miehty cry that went up almost constantly from hotel to palace was: "Viva Pete Russell." It is said that William W. Russell's memory wM cherished at the naval academy. His name is heij in remembrance, so strongly in remembrance ttat no midshipman named Russell who has entered tM academy in the nearly 30 years which have elapMd since our former Venezuelan minister severed Mfc school connect!«« tnr name ~reu Missouri Mules for Africa By the steamship Welsh Prince, which arrived Is Cape Town the first week of February, says tla Daily Consular and Trade Report, there came » shipment of American mules which, by those com petent to know, are adjudged to be the finest mule» yet landed in South Africa. They were purchased by a well-known local farm er, who toured the state of Missouri to get them on behalf of Brice Bros, of Springs, who hold the con tract for the supply of mules to the Johannesburg corporation. The shipment consists of 124 mule«, all of which are four to seven years of age and stand 15 hands in height, this being the stipulation made by the corporation, who further stipulated that they must all be bred in the state of Missouri, which is in such high repute as a mule breeding country. A representative of the South African News an opportunity of seeing the shipment, and b* states that they are a magnificent lot and ha*« stood the trip from America well. Seven days wen required for their railway transportation to th« American port, 30 days at sea, with three more day« to Johannesburg. On one occasion a heavy sea was shipped and portions of the mule boxes washed away. The cap tain of the vessel slowed the vessel down for tbrw hours while the whole crew erected other boxes. 0t the whole voyage there was not a casualty, a«4 considering the time the mules had been on th» journey, they looked well and fit. This is the ond shipment that Brice Bros, have brought. A* cording to a local dealer, the mules just imported are worth £100 ($486.65) to £120 ($583.98) a in Cape Town. "If we could breed mules like those in this coun try," said a South African authority, "our fortu«* would be made." The buyer stated that mules wf* very dear in Missouri, £40 ($194.66) each considered an average price, and while In Mil he saw one pair which realized $3,000. Archer, for instance, preferred Epsom to any oth* and certainly it was the Bcene of his greatest tri umphs. On the other hand, he disliked Manche» ter and he was not alone in his aversion to it. The late Tom Loates always said that he something would happen to him at Manche* 1 ® and eventually he did have a fearful smash thtf* and lay in hospital for many weeks. Wells, who rode the Derby winner twice m* ning, would never ride without a potato in ^ pocket. The potato had been given to him M® child by an old woman who was supposed toh®* witch. It was hardly larger than a big pea and*® hard as a stone. He believed that it brought hi® " 'Wall, I'll be durned,' he path®* j ically exclaimed. 'I'll jest let pesky critter sting me to get ridofit j Soon Mr. Bumble did that very thwj and flew away happy and Fell* j sumed looking at the picture«. ' Washington Star. lap , An Opinion. "He was reared in the luxury." "If that's the case all I have to ä is that luxury is a mighty j rearer."