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| TP riPJ costume at tho left Is In russet 1 colored face cloth, and Is effective | ly trimmed with black military braid. | The skirt has a panel back arid front cut in with the lower edge of sides; the upper part is laid on in wrapped seams; buttons are sewn each side of front; six rows of military braid are then arranged at equal distances at tho foot. The coat Is semi-fitting and has the front and back panels laid on the sides in wrapped seams, braid trims the lower edge of sides, also the collar and cuffs. Hat of black felt, trimmed with black satin bows com pletes the costume. Materials required: Six yards cloth 46 inches wide, 18 yards braid, 4!2 yards silk or satin for lining coat, two dozen buttons. The second might bo made in navy serge; it has a panel taken down front ami back of skirt, terminating in a box plait; on either side of front are two inverted plaits, these are headed by a material strap pointed at the end in which a button is sewn. The coat is semi-fitting and lias a large sailor collar faced with materi al: the right front is cut in a point and taken over to left, where fasten ing is formed. Hat of navy chip trimmed with a feather mount. Materials required: Six and one half yards serge 46 inches wide, seven buttons. TO COVER THE FURNITURE Cretonne Slips Are Among the Pret tiest Things That Can Be Used for This Purpose. Few women realize how pretty and practical are furniture covers made from cretonne and other figured material, or more housewives would make use of such slips in renovating old and worn furniture. Incidentally, these modern "slips” can be made by a woman who has had any experience in cutting patterns. 1 find that models for chair covers, etc., can bo best made by cutting a design from three cent cambric and fitting It snugly with pins to the furniture. When the exact dimensions of each pie*'® are complete in cambric these triftl “slips” must be unpinned and laid on the material from which the "slips” are to bo constructed. It is not necessary to bind the seams in these slips. Indeed, in a figured fabric the effect of such seams Is undesirable. On plain, dun-colored fabrics life is Introduced by the use of red or blue braid on the seams. With figured goods, French seaming Is best. It makes a firm and neat finish, and obviates the use of an other color. In slip <overs the frame of the furniture Is hidden by the material. They are precisely what they are called, “slips." which easily can he large enough to allow for shrinkage when first washed. Pittsburg Gazette. DAMASK FOR SHAWL SCARFS •One of the Prettiest and Moet Sensible of the Present Season’s Fashions. Silk dntnasks are used In the fash ioning of the broad shawl scarfs that are fashionable. They have the air of having once covered sofas and chairs of the grand monarch period. These scarfs are so ample that when wound about the figure they are as warm as a coat. The colors are ex quisite. A blurred design in Japanese red, which has all the romance of the east In it, Is most effective. A mel low thistle blue shade and a peculiar green that is named after the Nile, yet which makes the old-fashioned Nile grew seem inspired, is used with ex cellent effect. These are often bordered w ith mara bou anil are often thrown over the shoulders with the defiant abandon of the Spaniard's cloak. Ironing Table Linen. It is said that an experienced laundress never sprinkles her linen. She dries it thoroughly In the air, then dips it into boiling water and puts it through the wringer. Each article is then folded In a dry cloth as smoothly as possible and allowed to remain there for a couple of hours or so. Irons must be hot. but not scorching, because the linen must be Ironed perfectly dry. Herein lies the Beoret of table linen that is guiltless of starch. GIRL'S EVENING DRESS, This simple little dress Is in soft fleam satin; the skirt has the fulness gathered in at waist, then again to the lace band at foot; this is of coarse lace, and is cut In a tab in front. The kimono bodice is edged with a lace trimming to match skirt, and has the slight fulness drawn into a lace waist band, the sleeves are finished off in the same way. Material required: 4V-. yards satin 42 inches wldo, 3V£ yards lace. Chenille Scarfs. New scarfs that should make their wearers Indifferent to any degree of cold, less severe than that of the arc tic, are of chenille. They come In navy blue, old blue, amethyst and oth er fashionable shades, have chenille fringes and ure further adorned with Persian borders. The Wheel Motif. Huge filigree and jeweled wheel motifs now ornament gowns. They are made of old gold flllgreellke fret work, lncrusteO with giant sap phires and Imitation stones, and linked together with heavy chains of beads and gold filigree ballB. New Silk for Scarfs. Among scarfs the newest material is fine silk cricot, like glove silk. These come in all the fashionable shades. Many scarfs have embroidered and silk crocheted lace ends, In self tones or In harmoniously contrasting colors. MADE WITH MOLASSES VARIOUS GOOD FOOD ARTICLES IN WHICH IT IS USED. Directions for the Making of Ginger bread, Pudding, Pie, Muffins and Parliament Cake With This Wholesome Cane Product. Molasses and golden syrup are such easily obtained and cheap commodi ties that tho housewife, ignorant of their enormous value in the good world, is often given to looking slight ingly upon them. No better food ex ists than this pure product of the sugar cane. From a chemical point of view* honey is a very wholesome mid valu able food. But syrup is as valuable. It is in nature really a kind of honey. Honey is composed of three differ ent kinds of sugar, a mixture of cane sugar, which crystallizes; a fruit sugar, which does not candy at all, and of invert sugar, a compound of the two. Cookery supplies many ways or using it. As gingerbread, in taffy, plain in a pretty molasses pitcher, to be used in bread like honey, or eaten abundantly as an accompaniment of milk puddings of all kinds, it may be used. Boiled molasses puddings are liked, so are batter puddings eaten with syrup. With boiled rice it goes well and also with hlanc mange. If oatmeal is the dish molasses accompanies it as a sweetening agent splendidly, and, in this case, corrects the slightly binding action of a most excellent food. The richness of mincemeat and plum puddings is duo to molasses greatly, and molasses pies are very good. Gingerbread. Sift three-quarters of a pound of flour into a basin, add half a teaspoonful of salt, half a teaspoon ful of carbonate of soda, one teaspoon ful of ground ginger, one teaspoonful of allspice, a little grated nutmeg and half a teaspoonful of ground cinna mon. Melt together in a saucepan, one cupful of mo# sses, a quarter of a pound of sugar, a quarter of a pound of butter and half a cupful of milk. Cool and add to dry ingred ients with two well beaten eggs. Mix well, then pour Into a buttered and floured cake tin. Bake slowly for three-quarters of an hour. Molasses Pudding.—Beat together four ounces of butter and three ounces of sugar till quite creamy Add one well beaten egg. three-quarters of a teacup of molasses and gently fold in half a pound of sifted flour. Add as much slightly warmed milk as will be necessary to form the mixtures in to a soft consistency, then add one teaspoonful of ground ginger, and one heaping teaspoonful of baking powder Beat ail very well together, pour Into a greased basin, or mold, cover with greased paper, and steam for three hours. Turn out on a hot platter and serve immediately. Molasses Pie.—Beat the yolks of four eggs with one cupful of brown sugar, add one cupful of molasses and two teaspoonfuls of grated nut meg, then add two tablespoonfuls of melted butter, two heaping teaspoon fuls of cornstarch, mixed with three tablespoonfuls of cream, and the whites of the eggs stiiny beaten. Pour tlie mixture into two pie tins lined with pastry. Bake for 40 min utes. Beat nj> three whites of eggs stiffly, add one heaping tablespoonful of sugar and beat again, then spread over the tep of pies, set in oven and brown. Molasses Muffins.—Quarter cupful of molas8#3. three heaping teaspoon fuls of linking powder, one-quarter teaspoonful of salt, three eggs, one hall a cupful of milk, one cupful of flour and three-fourths cupful of rye meal. Mix and sift dry ingredients; add remaining ingredients; beat well. Drop from a spoon into smoking hot fat and fry to a golden color. Drain and serve. Parliament Molasses Cakes.—Two ounces of butter, one pound of mo lasses. one pound of flour, one table spoonful ground ginger, pearlash size of a nut, smalt piece of alum. Melt the Gutter, add molasses, pour among flour, ginger, add pearlash and alum. Beat mixture till very smooth. Leave It to get cold, roll out thin, cut into long pieces and bako in a moderate oven for 25 minutes. Two Cleansers. Boiled potatoes are an excellent sub stitute for soap when the hands have become soiled by contact with black ened pots and pans. Potato water should, besides, bo kept for renovat lng silk. Although vinegar may be used to clean the outside of copper cooking utensils, care should be taken to nvoid letting any fall on the tin lining of the pan. To clean the pan inside and out, by far the best method is to scrub It with soda, hot water and soap. The outside may then be polished with a rag dipped in vinegar. Kidney Stew. One beef kidney put on in cold wa ter and let come to a boil. Then take it off and throwr away the water, wash the kidney and put it on again. Do this four times, then all the blood will be out of it. Out it up and take out all the veins and put It In some more fresh water and cook till tender— about four hours—and let the water cook down to a cupful, then season with salt and pepper, and If you like put In some curry powder or some vegeables and It will make a plre, cheap dish for a change. REIGN OF JEHOSHAPHAT Sunday School Lesson for Jan. 29, 1911 Specially Arranged for This Paper LESSON TEXT—2 Chronicles 17:1-13. Memory Verses 3, 4. GOLDEN TEXT—"Seek ye first the kingdom of God. and his righteousness, ind all these things shall be added unto you." Matt. 6:33. TIME .Ii'hoshuphat’s reign of 23 years was from H C. L*22 tor STs) to S'JT (or S63). The Cist to the SSth years of the kingdom. PLACE—The reform extended to the hill country of Ephraim. The battle against ’lie Syrians took pltn e at Kainoth-Gllead. to the east of the Jordan, the "hulbtlujah victory" near Tekoa, south of Bethlehem. This lesson covers the entire reign of the good King Jehoshaphat. Ilia name means "Jehovah judged,” a name given by his religious father His parents were Asa, the good king, and Azubali, about whom nothing more is known. His age at his acces sion was 35 years, and he reigned for 25 years, liis character was pious, prudent, enterprising. He was a skil ful general, a wise statesman, a cour ageous reformer. He “was alone counted worthy in later ages to rank with He/.ekiah and Josiali among the most pious rulers of the Davidic line.” His reign was among the best and most prosperous in ull Judah’s exis tence. His great error, equally with his success, points out to us the way of true prosperity. He had a groat advantage in having a religious fath er, who had done much toward re forming his kingdom, and uplifting his people. A good inheritance of vir tue and religion is one of the greatest , blessings ever bestowed upon a young man. Jehoshaphat strengthened himself J against Israel because there had been wars with Israel, there having been a long rivalry between them, which was renewed in a border warfare during the last days of Asa. Baasha king of Israel had not only attacked Judah, but had fortified Hamah, a town only a few miie3 nortli of Jerusalem. The warrior Ahab was on the throne of Israel when Jehoshaphat began to reign. He placed forces, "arsenals for the supply of war material,” as well as soldiers, in all the fenced, for tilled, cities, set garrisons, probably food supplies with leaders to lake charge of obtaining and caring for them. The Lord was with Jehoshaphat, be- ' cause Jehoshaphat stood for the things which God loved and wished to do for the nation. The Lord cannot in this sense be with those whose whole life and conduct are opposed to all God wants to accomplish. This was shown by the fact known to all that he walked it: the first ways of his father David. The Greek transla tton omits "David.” The reference j then might be to the beautiful life ! David lived before his fall and re storation, but probably to his father j Asa, who began His reign by devotion ; to Jehovah, and sought not unto Baa- ! lim. the false and impure Idols of the j heathen. His heart was lifted up In the ways j of the Lord; lifted up above worldly considerations and fears, filled With ! high motives and enthusiasms, in the ; cause of God. as In the case of the j apostles who when filled with the | Spirit joyfully went on in their hard task against all the powers of Jew ish Sanhedrims and Roman emperors. He was lifted up Into union with God. Jehoshaphat, like all other men was not perfect. All God's work through men is done with imperfect Instru ments. but the nearer perfection they are, the better work God can do through them. The great mistake of Jehoshaphat’s life was not his being a friend to Ahab, and seeking to live ! at peace with him, but his making so j close an alliance as to Injure both kingdoms. He joined Ahab in an un necessary war; and he married bis son to llie heathen daughter of Ahab and Jezebel It was doubtless done with the good motive of uniting the divided nation Into one kingdom again. It was a beautiful vision and glorious hope. "The church and the world were delightfully at one." But It was an almost fatal alliance, for It led to religious and moral declension, and to the almost total extinction of the royal family. Jenospnaphat took away tne mgn places. Altars and places of worship on wooded hilltops, where there were also idols for worship. These places were near towns, and -convenient for the gatherings of the i>eople for plea? tire, and social worship, which w'as often of the most licentious character. And the groves, more correctly as in R. V. Asherlm, wooden poles or posts representing the female goddess Ash teroth It must be remembered that there were two ways of using these high places, one for heathen worship with Its Impure rites, the other for the wor ship of Jehovah. But the use of these heathen places with their evil associations, for the worship of the true (lod, tended to debase that wor ship, and corrupt It with heathen j rites and Immorality. Jehoshaphat dwelt at Jerusalem: and he went out. again through the people from Beersheba. in the south ern part of his kingdom 40 miles south of Jerusalem in the less popu lated districts, to mount Ephrlam, within th»> boundaries of the northern kingdom; and brought them hack in to the Lord God of their fathers. lie made as thorough work as he could, for not only did the people need this id vie and religious reform, but their reformation helped his own people to be true to the God of their fathers Missionary work for others Is the sal vation and progress of the church. HOW TO CLEAN THE METALS Use Salt and Broken Egg Shells or Enameled Pans and Soda on Galvanized Baths. Enameled pans should he steeped the soot removed and I hen washer with hot water, any burned parts be iiiK removed by rubbing them with t coarse flannel dipped in salt anc broken egg shells. Then rinse well and dry botli inside and out. Galvanized baths and the liki should he rinsed out with hot watei and soda directly after they are used 1 o clean then, thoroughly scrub wel' with soap and water, to which sods has been added; dry and then rut with a piece of house flannel dipped first in paraffin nnd then in silvei sand or powdered bath brick unti bright. Kinse first In hot nnd then ir cold water and allow to dry In f draft In order to remove the smel or tno paraffin. Tin ran be cleaned with whiting mixed to a at iff paste with water 01 ammonia, but ail the powder must be brushed off when dry. Another method is to slice down thinly four ounces of yellow soap and pour over one c;iiart of cold water. Allow this to stand for a day in order to dissolve Then add a pound of the best whit lug, bring it all to a boiling point keeping it well stirred, so as to insure all being properly mixed; then leave It until cold, when two ounces oi spirits of hartshorn are added. Keep this mixture in tightly corked bot tles. Wash zinc thoroughly with warm water. After rubbing it dry rub again with a cloth dipped in either paraffin or turpentine. English Buns. One cake of least, three-fourths cup lukewarm milk, one quart sifted flour four eggs, one-half cup butter, five tablespoons sugar, one-half teaspoor salt, three tablespoons chopped al monds. Sift flour and salt into bowl tuako well in center, break eggs in whole, then add the butter and the milk in which the yeast has been dls solved. Mix thoroughly with a mixing spoon and set aside to rise in a warm place, free from draft, for one and one half hours. When light turn out on floured kneading board, sprinkle with sugar and chopped almonds and work them into the mass thoroughly by drawing the tips of the fingers light ly and quickly through the dough Do not knead, then drop by table spoons, half an inch apart, lntc greased baking pans, let rise for ten minutes and bake for 20 minutes in a hot oven. The whole process takes about two hours and ten minutes. This recipe will make two dozen buns Kitchen and Pantry. In making cakes, whatever eggs are to be used should be added after al! ,he ingredients are well mixed. By observing this rule two eggs will be found to go as far in enriching the cake and making it light as tl ree would if added at an earlier stage ol the preparation. A teaspoon of salt in the water in the outside vessel of a double boiler will raise the temperature of the con tents of the Inner vessel. A cerea! may bo made to boil in this way with out danger of burning. Lemon dipped in salt will clean cop per kettles and other metal articles successfully. Afterward they must be well rinsed lu clean water and be pol :shed with a soft cloth. Baked Carrots. These are very nice and very nour ishing, simple and inexpensive: Take 3 or 4 good-sized carrots and cut Into dice; put over a moderate fire In slightly salted water and simmer gent ly (don’t boil hard) until very tender; drain off all the water, then mash line and season with salt, pepper and n little butter; turn into a deep pud' ding dish and cover with fine cracket or bread crumbs; sprinkle a little salt and a dust of pepper over and 3 or 4 tiny bits of butter; put into a good oven and bake until the crumbs are a delicate brown; servo hot. To Utilize Pieces of Soap. Small pieces of toilet soap should be saved from the soap dishes, and when i sufficient quantity has ben collected t should be cut Into shavings and dis solved in boiling water. Measure the map, and to each cupful put two cup ’uls of water. When the soap Is dls solved, add enough line oatmeal tc make a stiff batter. The mixture Is hen turned Into molds, and when dry nakes an excellent soap for the skin Removing Candle Grease. When candle grease drops usually he first thought Is to scrape It off with i knife, so the grease will not harden but If a heated knife Is used the re noval of grease will be quick and thor High. Take off as much grease as will •ome the first time, then scrape off the •est with a hot knife. Wipe the knife each time It Is lifted from the grease spot. This Is better than the hot Iron and hotter process, and often more eon irenlent. Dumplings. Two cups flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, a little salt. Sift three times. Mix with milk. Tut Into boiling stew Cover the kettle with a white cloth then put on the cover and hold It down with weights to keep out the air. Allow 20 minutes of hard boil ing. Take them up and serve imme diately. They should be kept lively all the way through. A Christian Burial By REV. W. BEHNKEN Putor of Trinfty Lutheran Church Houston, Texas S01 ■S8® We would ask, then, to whom alone ought a Christian burial be granted? Our answer is short and concise—a Christian's burial ought to be granted inly to Christians and to no one else, iven if he were the mightiest ruler .in earth Is that answer not clear, [daln and concise enough? Now. let is look at that matt r a little closer. when I see a fun**ral procession composed of honthena, headed by a heathen prloet, I conclude that the de ceased was a heathen. When I set) lews, headed by a rabbi, In funeral processions, | rightly conclude that the deceased was a Jew. When a com pany of men wearing aprons or badges >r other paraphernalia follow a cof fin. 1 conclude that the deceased was a lodge member. When I see a cof dn decked with the country's flag, ac companied by military men, and when I fiee military rites performed at the grave, I can safely conclude that tho deceased watt a soldier. And when 1 see the Christian congregation, with their pastor, at the grave and hear them sing or pray or use tho word of (rod, I ought to be able to conclude that the deceased was a Christian and died a Christian death. Is that not right? Ought we not to be able to conclude that? Yes, w'e aught to, and years ago wo could, but nowadays you cannot. Almost dally you can see where so-called Christian ministers officiate at the graves of open unbelievers, suicides, criminals and the like. Is this not true? They are not abashed to grant such who have died In open unbelief a Christian bur ial. That Is shameful, unspeakably horrible. Hut, they say, "you cannot judge others, you cannot see Into their heart whether they were Christians or not. whether they have died In the faith or not. God says: "Judge not, that ye be not judged," and that Is what you do when you deny them a Christian burial. Now, my dear frlonds, it Is true that we cannot look into other men's hearts to see whether they are upright Chris tians or not. Hut we do know, and that most assuredly, what kind of peo ple are not Christians, namely, those who despised tho word of God and the sacraments and refused to make use of the means of grace and that such people are not Christians, we know from the word of God that can not lie. Christ says In unmistakable words: "He that Is of God hearoth God’s word.” And God also says: "Because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee.” Think of this a mo ment. There Is a man who knows our church doors are open to him, he knows that tho ringing of the bells In vite him, but. he passes by. - I nsk everyone who still lias a spark of conscience In him, ought such a man to have a Christian burial? Ought we to open the door to such a person, who refused to enter them when alive? Shall we confess that we look forward to his resurrection in*o everlasting life? Is that denying the faith, denying Christ as the only hope of salvation'.’ Do we not know that God says, “Blessed are the dead who died In the Lord?” Shall wo alter or change this? Lot us remember that God said: “Be not deceived, God Is not mocked.” It is Just mis gross denial or raitn at the graves of the uugodly that causes men to become Indifferent in religious matters. Christianity 1? therefore laid bare to open ridicule. Men will ask. "Why should I run to church? When I die they can easily get a preacher who will bury me for ten dollars and will preach as fine a sermon as for those who constantly go to church?" Hut some will say, "He will not men tion the deceased at all. We do not want to have the impression that the deceased is bless!*! and eternally saved." That makes matters worse still. Then they become hypocrites. Hy the fact that the deceased is not mentioned in tho prayers they show ho is not worthy of it. They stand there as Christian min isters and yet do not dare to mention the deceased, because they and every one present knows that he was not a Christian, and that a Christian min ister has no business there. Hut they aay. “We are preaching to the living and not tho dead " What, are we burying the living* Is it not the dead to whom the honor of a Chris tian burial Is given? And do they say that they want to comlhrt the surviv ors? How shall they comfort? If they say tho deceased Is saved, they are guilty of a falsehood or if they speak the truth and say the deceased did not die a Christian and cannot be saved, then they have aroused a storm of hatred against themselves. Or shall they preach repentance there? That will fail also. Are they not offi ciating at the burial of an unbeliever? Will not the people say. "If what you say he true, why are you here granting a Christian burial to an unbeliever?" Oh, my friends, let us remember “Bloused are the dead (and only they) who die in the Lord." And to them alone ought a Christian burial be granted. If they have been hypocrites and deceived us, they will find their Judge whom they cannot deceive. Hut as for us, may God grant us grace that we may not deny the faith nor deny the Saviour by granting Christian burials to such as have not died th the Lord.