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THE FARMINGTON TIMES, PARMINOTON, MISSOURI.
SHE WAS ARTISTIC i By FRANK FILSON. "Tub, ma'am, we can board you on the farm if you don't mind eating wllti HI and me and tbe blred man. Six dollars a week, that's our price. You thought it was nine? It used to be nine, ma'am, bu that was when I.inborough used to be artistic, and when folks wants art, they have to pay for It "How did wb stop being artlBtlc.' That's quite a story, ma'am. Our buiug artistic came on jb quite like a Hash ma'am. One summer wo was Just folks, same as we are now, and the next we was artistic. "You don't like our furniture? I'm certainly not surprised to hear you say that, ma'am. Mrs. Hlgglubotbam mid Minnie used to have convulsions whenever they looked at it Mrs. Higginbotham ran that art colony up on the bill- the big barn that's falling to ruin. No. we haven't been artistic Tor three or four years now, and the colony hat: moved to Greenlluld. "Minnie? O, Minnie's our daughter. Sort of a flue girl, HI uud I thought her, and that's why we seut her to college. 8am Ilunn, the plumber, was sweet on her, and lit and I hoped they would hitch up together when she come home, for Sam's a nice, quiet sort of fellow, and always was sav ing. Well, eddicated, too, but Of course, a plumber don't know about being artistic. It stands to reason, lor they didn't have plu::iblng lu tbcin artistic tlniea. "Well, ma'am, Minnie came home from college, and III and I noticed ihe sort of sniffed the llrst eve ning. "'What's the matter. Mln?' united her father. 'Have you got a touch of catarrh?' " 'No, pa,' answered Minnie. 'I was Just looking at the furniture.' " 'Well, you don't need to smell it, do you?' asked HI, not understand inn: " 'Father,' said Minnie, 'now thnt I am home. I am going to improve things a little." "Well, that suited HI and me first rate, for we naturally thought she means that she was going to help us old folks out with the chores. There was u whole heap of cleaning to be "What's the Matter, Mln?" done, and it always took my stri ngth polishing the stove. Hut Minnie didn't menu that at all. What she meant was being artistic. "She'd got to be fait friends with that Higginbotham woman, and next day she broke the news to lis that they'd rented the old Hopps place for an urt colony and some tO Btudcnts of both sexes waB coming. Sure enough, they did come within tbe week, utout half and half as to the sexes, although it wusn't nlwuys easy to tell which was which from the wuy they looked. "Tho townspeople was glad, for things were a hit dull in Llnborough. The only person who wasn't glad, out tttde our house, was Sum liuun. Min nie seemed to have soured on the plumbing business and 8am soon saw it wasn't much use hanging ardund. "The first shock como whon Minnie had tho house repapercd. HI uud I always liked bright papers on our walls roses and lilies and such things. Hut Minnie had the placo pa pered In a sort of sickly yellow. "'Martha.' Bays HI to me, when he av the finished result, 'this Is more than I can stand. Mlnnlo'n gono crazy.' "I reminded him how Mrs. Higgin botham was taking all our eggs and butter, and that sort of reconciled hlra. The next thing was the fur nishings. Our furniture, which you can see, came from Hi's Urandniother. Bill Minnie and some of the lady stu dents borrowed our woodshed, nnd tho first tiling we knew, tho furniture was up In the garret, and we had some new chairs and tables all rough wood, with brass nails sticking out. After that HI moved into the garret and spent his evenings there. s "I don't think he'd haTe Stood for it much longer, only we put up our price from six dollars to nine, and wo got quite a superior class of sum mer boarders. They used to stand outside our bouse lb groupB nnd ad mire It, especially after Minnie had painted a sign, "The Old Tavern," ond hung it from Hi's window. I didn't like it myself, beta, a temper ance wo in, but Minnie had painted It artistically, so that it was dtffl cuit to read. Hi thought It read "Tbe pi 1. , aaBajma old Cuvelu," and he was niCaru'lT mad till Minnie explained. Hut I was going to tell you how Llnborough stopped being artistic. It was all very well while sumn:cr last ed and prices were good. Hut it wasn't till fail that any of tbe girls in our town would look at the young fellows, and by the time they had crept back Into favor again summer was coming round MM more Mrs. Higginbotham came back, and the furniture was get ting ready to go into the attic, and 1 saw Minnie looking at 'The Tavern' sign, which HI had put away In tho woodshed. And If Minnie hadn t been at college all the winter we'd havo had no peace at homo. "Now I was telling you abort Barn Ilunn. He'd ulwuyB admired Minnie, nnd though she hadn't treated hl:n well, he still hankered after her, so he and some other young men como up to talk It over with HI, und tho result was a Society for tho Promo tion of Helm: Artistic. It was beat ing Mrs. Hlgglnbothum at ber own gume. "It began when she found the frost had hurst her pipes, and sent for Sam. Sam listened respectfully. "'I'm sorry, Mrs. Higginbotham.' he says, when she gets through, 'but I'vo Joined our new Society for the Promo tion of Being Artistic, and I can't fix 'em.' "'Why not?' asks Mrs. Higginboth am. " 'I'lpeB ain't artistic' anBwerB Sam. Only wells au old oaken buckets is artistic. No, ma'am. I can't tlx 'em.' "Well, Blnce Sam was the only plumber In town, bbo had to send over to Greenfield "Then there was Ed KeggB, tho butchor. He wanted business, but ho wanted Mabel Cough more, and Mabel was artlBtlc. So he had Joined the bo clety, and he wouldn't sell lamb chops or ribs. " Chops ain't artistic, Mrs Higgin botham.' he explained. 'What is ar tistic is barbecues. I ll sell you a wholo ox to roast upon a spit. Spits Is highly nrtlstlc' "As for Jim Saunders, tho grocer, he WOUMnt sell anything but herbs. He said canned goods wuh vulgar. And since the roof was leaking, and there wasn't nobody knew how to thatch one, Mrs Higginbotham gavo up the light und left. "Yes, It did pay us being artistic, but we don't envy Drerfleld. And, as Hi says, he don't want to be artistic unless bis armchair and pipe goes with It. "Minnie? O, Bhe's been Mrs. Ilunn these two yiars pust They've got a brand new cottage up Nobscott way, and a pianola and two babies and Sam's doing well In the plumbing business. So, as 1 was saying, it's only six dollars again, but you'll have to eat with the hired man, ma m." (Conyriaht, 1113. by W. o. L'liapnnn.) LITTLE FOR DOCTORS TO DO Accounts Seem to Show That Disease Is Soon to Become a Thing of the Past. After reading the speeches nnd tho papers at the Medical congress one gels the tinpresBlun that the irutlook for the medical profession Is gloomy indeed, snys London Truth. One deadly disease after another has been tackled and overthrown Discovery followB dUcovery. each more brilliant than the last and fraught with great er benefit to mankind It takes a whole week of reading and talking to de scribe the wonderful things that doc tors have been doing in all parts of the world merely within the last II months. Obviously, there must soon be no moro worlds to conquer. Every one will have been cured and no moro doctors will be wanted. It is pathet ic to sou the crowded rankB of tho new generutlon of Hob Sawyers, and to reflect thut in a few years their oc cupation will be gone. Would it not be well If Botnebody were to get up a congress of pa tients? It Is Just possible that wo might then hear another side of these astonishing scientific achievements. As a matter of fact, every congress of medicos that I con remember has been conducted with the same strain; but disease has continued to exist, doctors have continued to multiply,, and tho one thing that Is perfectly cer tain as each generation proclaims Its new knowledge Is that the preceding generation knew nothing at nil. In order to get at the real value of all the nchtevementB that we have heard about during the past week we must wait until the next International con gress is held In London. Kith and Kin. A merry' smile fluttered over tho features of Andrew Carnegie at a re cent banquet when one of the guustu referred to hlB family as, kith and kin. He explained that It recalled an in cident that happened In a western town. At breakfast one morning, so re lated Mr. Carnegie, u fond father glanced nt his pretty eighteen-year -old daughter und began to playfully ques tion her about the visit of a young man tbe evening before. "Hy tbe way, Edith," smilingly quer ied papa, "what were you and that young Mr. Cross talking about so In terestedly in the parlor last night?" "I forget now," blushfully answorod tho pretty Edith "Oh. yes! We were talking about kilh and kin." "That'H right, pupa," butted In Edith's little slx-yenr-cld sister Marie, who lisped, "I heard them." "You don't really mean it, Marie?" Jokingly returned papa. "Yeth. thlr." was the positive re joinder of Marie "Mtthtah Croth thayth 'can 1 kith you?' and thlthtob thayth 'you kin.' FAVORITE DISH IN ORIENT Saffron Pilaf, Mainly Composed of Rice, Considered Great Delicacy in the Far East. This Is also called weddiug pllaf, because it Is Invariably made aud served dining wedding dinners und other great occasions In the Orient. It Is composed of two parts, the llrst being u pluln plluf, which should bo mude before the second part Is com menced. For this first part: Ingredients; Five cupfuls of stock, two cupfuls of rice, two tublespoonfuls butter, salt and pepper. Method- lu a deep vessel roast woll tho rice In the butter und add the ' broth. Suason to taste aud boll over i a strong lire. When nearly dono j slacken the Qro und cover the pllaf I with u piece of muslin under the Ud of the vessel In order to prevent tho water from the steam falling back into tho vessel. After five or ten minutes stir the rice lightly with u perforated spoon and put Into u hot oven till all moisture bus evaporated und the rlcu remains almost dry. Put this uside where It will renialu .warm and proceed to make tho second part of the pllaf. Ingredient: Three cupfuls waver, one cupful of rice, two plnchos of s.af- fron, two tablespoonfuls of rose wutur, half u cupful of sugar Method Put the washed rice and tho sugar together In u deep vessel and boll over a moderate fire till near- ; ly done. Add the sugar, also tho ' saffron i which must have been soaked In the rose water for twenty-four hours i and mix well When the rice Is well cooked the pilnf may be con- i eldered done, when It should bo poured over the first part of the dish. Hervo In a deep plate, if the entire quantity Is not to be used at one time then 1 it la advisable to keep the sections sepnratc and beat separately, mixing I Just before serving. ' FRIED HOMINY WITH BACON ; Should Be Made the Staple Dish for Breakfast, With, of Course, a Little Fruit. First fry tho thin slices of bacon in a frying pan. then cut the cold hominy , in slices and fry in the fat. II Is well I to have plenty, so as to avoid tho Mssl of another meat or hearty dish for tho meal! Holla or cold bread or , almost any other little OMMMMlllI dish will complete the ordinary light breakfast, with the coffee. Of course, a little fruit is always in order at any ; meal, whether custom or fashion calls for It or not. That usually Is more a matter of convenience and economy ' or luxurious Indulgence thun other wise, although for breakfast the fruit Is of especial value us an appetizer nnd cleurcr of the taste and whole sys tem than nt any Other time. Wo are all so apt to have no appetite and also to bo sluggish in the morning that fruit In a very desirable addition to tho first meal of the day at any season. Brightening Faded Goods. Hang across a clothesline, mnitiicu all the very soiled plares, and rub with soap Then turn the hose on them. You can turn the hose off while you rub the soiled plan s a little be tween your hands. Then turn on the hose again, drain and dry. They will then be sweet and ( lean. Potato water Is excellent for bright ening shabby carpets. Tbe carp "i should first of all be shaken well and beaten, then scrape half u dozen good sl'cd potutoes as lluely us possible into a bucket which is half full or warm water. Strain this, wring a cloth out of the water, and glvn tho carpet a good rub all uVer, rinsing lro quenlly. When Starching Clothes. Put Into the Mtarch a little soda keep It sweet. Mid U tcuspnoufu! glycerin, which Imparts a dainty glo to collars and cuffs, Clothes starcle with this mixture can stand foi hours without the least danger of m dew. If n glossy sturch Is added to " Ordinary lump starch used for dsi prlnls, the pieces may be easily Irani on the right side without making si visible change In the appearance the mitlerlul, which Is noticeable wl Ironing dark red. blue and black prli it Tea "Dainties." Take two cups of powdered sugar, half a cup of butter, a cup of sweet milk, tho whites of four eggs, a tea spoonful of lemon extract, two tea spoonfuls of haklug powder, and Hour enough to make a soft batter. Ileal this batter hard for ten minutes be fore putting Into heated patty tins. Hake quickly and allow to cool, then Ice with a soft Icing made fro 19 whites of eggs mixed with enough powdered sugar to make it stiff. Fruit Salad. Cut a bIIco from the top of a pine apple. Scoop out the Inside, discard tough center portion uud shred Hie remainder. Add bananas cut lu small plncos. Sweotcn with powdered sugar, retlll pineapple case, cover nnd send to table In Its orlgluul shape. Sunday Corned Beef. It Is well to cook either In tireless cooknr and take up Just right, after It lias stood over night In the cooker, or, If having no tireless cooker, to fully boll und havo actually cold or slightly reheated. To Clean Linoleum. Rub linoleum over with a cioth wrung out In turpentine damp, not wet. Then polish It with beeswax and turpentine, or one of the floor pol ishes now being sold. Mean's House B in Egypt a , . j , ' . ,...,,,..."......... - ' ' " ' NOPTrt A KONG the mall benefactions to art of the Into Mr l'lcrpont Morgan one of the less known was his support of Kgyptlon archaeology. The bouse shown in the accompanying Illustration was built at his expense near Luxor, Up- Kgypt. ns the headquarters of the I ICgyptlM expedition of th Metropol I i nn museum of New York. pedUtofl secured a cone';:';: ih, Egyptian department of tie! to excavate part of an cemetery In the northern The ex u from part of from the will lake I tie baa, about three inlh Nile. The work iniili rtak many years to COtnplstt "as a permanent home and not only necessary for the archaeologists eng aged M It. Dill also store rooms and work rooms The di I ignlng of the house Involved some thing of a responsibility, because the house had to he built so that It should not Interfere with the view of I lie Great Temple, or bring nny note of lrlwallt to a scene made so mag nificent by the backing of towering cliffs The probable presence of buried tombs over most of the area dictated that the house should be bulll on the side of a low hill to the SOUth Even so. the whole site when excavated was found to he honey B when honey- il been ground combed With tombs which I ntled ill ancient times. Tin waa leveled Into terraces, and fouiida I: ns of rubble masonry were curried ib wn to the living rock Provision bad to be made, not only for one or two married couples and two bache lors, but also for the aceominoda'lon of several guests As the work of the expedition Is carried on from November to July, the building had to be sailed both to hot and cold wcath er The excessive heat from A lull onwards, when the shads temperature often reaches 11 degrees, culled for a plentiful provision or verandahs which run along almost the whole of the north side, and the domed hnll. which serves us Ihe chief living room. Is surround'1!! on three sides by corridors. The breadth of the verandahs MMfea "tut the glare of th" desert shall be shut out. and that the maximum of coolness shall bo achieved. The bedrooms are provid ed with a double roof, giving an air space of eighteen Inches In the low er roof. self-Shutting trapdnur ven tilators are fixed over the beds, and the; let out the hot air and so created n draught Natives Did Work. As the work was done wholly bv natives, there were entertaining mo ments duriaaj its program, ami the architect was called upon to do a good deal more than fulls to the lot of tie- profession lu this country. The rnnt rartor was a native from Luxor, sVwadalahh Ahmed Omar, by name, and the organization of the wort Was purely patriarchal III character If the WOodWOfa be excepted the whole of (be work was carried out by six men. all members of the contractor's family, and three generations wire represented The chief bricklayer, a fouth of seventy, wns Awudallsh's father In law . and a faithful Moliam moduli, who had made his pilgrim: to Mecca He ruled not only the other workmen, but Ills chief, with a rod of Iron Practically the whole of the three domes be hnllt with bis own bands In order thnt no one should Interfere with his sperlal work, and partly to emphasize bis ab solute control of everybody concerned, he made for himself on the roof, nnd Bgalnsi the large dona, a little hut of mats The whole of the walls above the mnsnnry foiindntlotis were built of sun dried bricks made of Nile mud uud chopped straw- a specification which recalls the difficulties of Isreal In Egypt They were made by band In n mold, nnd curried to the site on cnmels' backs. Only the piers of the rnnln dome were of local burnt bricks, laid In mud mortiir. and tho four main arches were fnced with red hand-made bricks from Cairo The domes themselves were of itnburnt bricks, built without centering In the iiHii.nl eastern fnshlnn. and so skilfully that Immediately after they sri completed, and while still wet. sev eral men could walk on them safely Tin- floors of the roomB nre of gray ci timet tiles, made locnlly They give a very clean nnd cool Biirfaco, and. in order to exclude such unbid den guests as snakes and scorpions, the skirtings are of the same tiles. Almost the only unconscious building tradition which still lingers In Egypt Is a mrvlval froiv tie mediaeval 31 DL VIEW Arab mosque builders in the laying of rod brick Honrs the modern native still isti the bricks In pntterna of iNMIIMi circles und the like as he goes along, without being told. Simple and Strenuous. The methods of the architect In face of unsatisfactory work were aim- pie ami strenuous When he saw any part of the unburn! Work HI laid, he pushed or kicked It over The offend ing workman would simply shrug his shoulders and say. with a smile: "Malash" (It does not mailer), while Awatlallah stood by and hur'crl epi thets laud sometimes mud) ut him, provided always that the offender was not his father In law The carpentere' anil Joiners' work occasion I'd more trouble than the bricklaying, which wns done by unsophisticated Moham medans The woodworker! were mostly Christian, and did not like Damping In the desert, at bo unrea sonable a dsi tan OS from enfuu. Inferior Whisk and other emblems of civili sation Thoy continually nhsented themselves lu the pursuit of sucn pleasures), to the grent bumpering of tin work, and were not concerned to offer any valid excuses The even tenor of construction w-as enlivened I by songs of gardens and fountains, varied by quarrels lu which the whole i of the .staff always took a sympathet ic Interest and sometimes an active part. On the finishing of the work three sheep were killed, nnd n'fon tasln held to celebrate the event The delightful slmpllcily of the ex terior is repeated within. The archi tect relied on muss nnd grouping rather thun on ornament A panel of Persian tiles here and a folding screen of old ('atretic Mushrabyleh work there, are almost the only fea tures of conscious decoration, save for wall hangings of rich Bokhara em brolib r In the hull. The furniture was made by an Italian In Cairo, to ihe architect'! designs, nnd the buff coverings emphasize the cool ohnrao tor of the en am-colored distempered walls Tin great brass lamps bang ing from the four main urch.es are modem Calrene work, copied from old models The totnl expenditure. Includ ing stables atid workrooms was $H, Odd. HAS A DIARY OF INTEREST Patriarch Now Residing at Coeur d'Alcne, Idaho, Has Kept One for Fifty-Nine Years. Henry Hallliiger. an nldttmo resi dent of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, a man close to eighty-one years of age. opens a challenge to the world for having kept diary continuously U r the long est period of time Ills record reaches a abort while over lift y years. Mr. Bellinger resides at 1031 Moun tain mcnue. Coeur d'AJeno, and spends the greater part of his time now rail ing on Mends nnd writing pugo after peg" of diary dully. He began keep ing the dlnry on September 18. 1854. At that time be was working at the carpenter trade on a high structure In Parke county. Hid The scaffold upon which he was working gave way and he fell to the earth below. He sur vived the fall and believed his preser vation providential. In thnt frame of lad ho made a record of tho acci dent and clrciimstnnces. Since that time every day has udded Its page In the dlnry. and Incidents which nre now In history an' mentioned In the pages. Mr Hnlllnger Is a native of New Garden (now known as Guildford Col lege Post Offloe), not far from Creens boro, N. C, his parents being Qiink ers. In April. IS IK he Immigrated to In diana He saw the first engine thnt ran Into Richmond, and aided In the building of the tlrst railroad bridge across the Whitewater river, close to Illchmond. In 1886 he went to Kan sas territory. He was at LowTOttoa nnd took nn active pnrt In the border war. In lfDfi bo returned to Indiana, where he married, after which he Bot tled In Jasper county, la., where he resided upon a 'arm for a period of thirty years. Seven children were reared from his llrst wife and live from his Becond. He came to Coeur d'Alene In I'JUO. ' "Good Day." "Doppol, I've been hoping that you would pay me hack that $10 you bor rowed from me six months ago." "Woll. ell I can say to you just now. Friend Hlggs. Is that your op timistic nature does you credit. Here comoo my car." Hay Is tie chief agricultural crop of Switzerland. Women never roally admire each other. Th- y ere too buBy admiring each other a clothes. Keeps It. "My hubby goes out every evening for a constitutional." "Minn don't; ho keeps it In tho house." Soluble. "Jim seems to havo a frog In his throat." "No wonder; ho is such a continual croaker." , Not Mercenary. "1 havo a friend who Just married for money." "Why, how dlsgracoful!" "No, not '.xsctly. You see, he's a minister." -Cornell Widow. Natural Phenomenon. "Thoro'c one queer thing about these constables out for spoediug motor ists." "What Is thut?" "No matter how fast you go, you can't throw dust In their eyes." Inquiring to Know. "You're a smart man, and I want you to answer mo a question," said tho boob. "Shoot It," reBponded the wise guy. "Is an Jnqtilsltlvo man a question able character?'' asked tho boob. Ready for Him. A conductor stumbled twice over the foot of a small boy. Lc king back at tho mother, the conductor said: "Some peoplo seem to havo very awkward children." "Yes." said tho mother; "I was Just thinking your mother hud one." Interested. Huabaitd ut tho police station) They say JtH havo caught tbe fellow who robbed our bouse night before Inst. Sergeant Yes Do you want to sot. him? Muntinnil Sure! I'd like to talk tO him. I want to know how he got la without Woking my wife. Pre been A , m l,,l Ualill years Judgo. Thinks Cancer Is Contagloua. Authorities contend that cancer Is not contagious, but Doctor Odier. houd of the cunccr Institution at Geniv va, Switzerland, says ho has discov ered In one of the principal Btreets of that city nt least u (MM houses In which Ihe disease has recurred, a fact ho can only account for on the theory that It Is contagious He urges that every house in which there has been a cancer patient be disinfected Warning. The minister wus coming to dinner, and the lady of the house killed n rooster In bin honor Her little buy was very much annoyed, and thought It cruel Some time after this the lad saw the minister coming up tin' road. He raa Into the yard nnd begun putting ull the In ns and chickens into the roost Ingplacc, saying all tin' tUMI "Shoo, aboo! Here comes tho man that ule yer futher!" Luckily for Him. The amateur adventurer had Just returned from stirring scenes In Mex ico, v hero ho had fought under tho banners of the revolutionists. He had come home wounded und wns idling his friends about it. "It was my llrst ergugement, you know The bullet utruak uie Just un der the heart." "And you lived? How remark able!" "Oh. no; not nt nil! You see, my heart was in my mouth at the time " DIDN'T KNOW That Coffee Wat Causing Her Trouble. So common Is the use of coffee as n beverage, many do not know that It la Lie cause cf many obscure ulls which are often attributed to other things. Tho easiest way to find out for one self Is to quit the coffi e for n while, at kiist, and nolo results. A Virginia lady found out In this way, and ulso learned of a new beverage that Is WholeaOBM as well us pleasant to drink. Sho writes: "I am 40 years old and all my llfo. up to a year and a half ago, 1 bud been a coffee drinker. ' Dyspepsia, severe headaches and hrnrt weakness made me feel some times as though I was about to dlo. After drinking a cup or two of hot coffee, my hexrt would go like a clock without a pendulum. At other times It would nlmost stop und 1 wus so uorv oub 1 did not like to be nlone. "If I took a walk for exercise, as soon as I was out of sight of the house I'd feel as If 1 wus sinking, and this would frighten me terribly. My limbs would utterly refuse to support me, and tbe pity of it all was, I did not know that coffue was causing tho trou ble "Heading In the pupera that many persons were relieved of such ailments by leaving off coffee and drinking Post utn. I got my husband to bring homo a pnekugo. Wo mndo It according to directions and I liked the first cup. Ita rich, snappy flavor was delicious. "1 have been using Postum about elL-hteen months and to ray great Joy, digestion Is good, my nerves and heart are all right, lu fact, I am a well woman once more, thanks to Postum." Name given by Postum Co , Ilattlo ( reek. Mich. Write for copy of tho little book, "The Koad to Wollviilo." PoBtuni comes In two forms: Regular Postum must be Well boiled. Instant Postum Ib a soluble powder. A tiiaspoonful dissolves quickly In a cup of hot water and. with cream and sug&r, makes a delicious bereiago In stantly. Grocers sell bcth kinds. "There's a reason" for Poetuo.