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Interscholastic Sports Are
Beneficial Under Regulation By JOHN F. CASEY. Hesdmester English High School Boston. iHE effect of the growth of athletic sports in secondary schools has been beneficial in that it has compelled school authori ties to enact and enforce legislation for the proper direction of these sports. Athletics left to themselves were developing along lines which did not promote scholarship, a spirit of sportsmanship and fair play, high sense of honor, or even common honesty. Boys have a strong sense of justice which answers to proper appeals, and when properly handled by those whom Ft! they respect they are easily led. They have, therefore, ac cepted the changed conditions without objection and even accepted se vere restrictions imposed at first without authority. School boards also. In placing athletics under school management, have recognized the fact that they thereby assumed duties toward athletics. These duties they have performed by supplying medical inspection in physical training. ' 'City schools need properly equipped play grounds. Nearly all ath letic sports take place out of doors, and while, in consequence of their youth and fine physical condition, most young athletes are able to endure present conditions, some suffer from the lack of opportunities properly to care for themselves after vigorous exercise. In considering the effect which athletics as now developed have, we tnust remember that to the student body as a whole, athletics form an important and desirable school feature, and we must also consider what would be the effect if athletics were discountenanced or forbidden. Athletic should be given credit for their willingness to con form to regulations and to assist the school authorities in their efforts to keep sports clean. Improper conduct on the part of players is rare at present. The behavior of spectators at the games and on the street is not alwuys just what it should be, but this is a matter for police rather than for school control. The eligibility rules, when properly enforced, require fair scholar ship and good character at all times, with the result that pupils who used to come to school for athletics only now stay away; members of teams who neglect their lessons in their zeal for sport become ineligible; in’ games like football and basket ball, where it is difficult to distinguish between accidental and intentional injury, self-control must be practiced. Moreover, the teachers who have charge of the games have, in their in timate association with the boys on the field, far greater opportunities, for the exercise of personal influence than in the classrooms. And if these are men of high principles, in sympathy with the boys and liked by them—and no others ought to be intrusted with this work—they can develop in the athletes the very principles of courage, endurance, self-reliance and self-control which go toward making the best man hood. The question of professionalism does not disturb the secondary schools very much. We find some tendencies to graft, and occasional thefts, but even in this there is an improvement. On the whole it seems tp me that the present rules for the control of ath letics have worked well, and when wise ly enforced the results are satisfactory to all parties. . Men made or Marred by Wives By Dr. MADISON C. PETERS. But that sneer has been confuted by the experience of many blind scholars, like Hood, famous authority on bees, and Fawcett, political economist at Cambridge, and ’England’s most famous postmaster-general, whose highly qualified wives Were eyes indeed to their husbands. Many men who are really marriage-made think they are self-made. iNapoleon won his greatest victories while Josephine was his wife and while lie loved her. When our country’s interests hung in the balance at iValley Forge, Martha Washington hastened to her husband and urged Ihim on to victory. Whether a man shall be made or marred in marriage depends alto gether on his choice of a wife. The word wife means weaver, and wives either weave men’s for tunes, or, like moths, simply feed upon them. Many a woman by true sympathy, by thinking over what will do him good, has helped her hus band on to highest success. Bismarck and Disraeli, who for thirty years were the .controlling powers in European politics, said they owed their .success to their wives. Woman’s quick intuition will give you more practical knowledge in i«n hour than man’s slow logic in years. Before you select a business partner introduce him to your wife; get her opinion as to his capacity !&nd integrity. While many a man owes his prosperity to his wife’s wise administra tion of household affairs it is also true that many a man’s financial straits lean be traced to his wife’s love of vulgar display, social rivalry of thought less extravagance, or, perhaps, incompetent management. . That is what is going on in thousands of homes throughout our 'land. Women have their hearts set upon show, upon glitter, upon dress, 'upon social distinction, upon surpassing some rival, upon more of the luxuries and splendors of wealth, and are leading their husbands, uncon •tciously, perhaps, to abandon their integrity for the sake of show. He cannot be an unhappy man who has the love and smile of a woman to accompany him in every department of life. The world without may look dark and cheer less, but the little haven home, lighted up by love, .will be cheerful and bright. The successful man’s wife will make her husband feel that one day passed under his own roof is worth a thousand in any other place. A house may be a cold storage for costly fur niture. A home must be warmed with-the embers of St. Home is the minature of heaven, let down to ne in this world. Man and woman are like two shells of the oy ster—they are made for each other. A crusty old bachelor, hearing that his friend had gone blind, said: “Let him marry if that does not open his eyes, nothing else will.” GOOD STEWED FRUIT SOME APPETIZING WAVE OP PRE PARING IT. Delicious and Healthful Luncheon Desserts—for Roan, Quinces, Ap ples, Prunes, Rhubarb or the Cranberry. Fruit when stewed Is considered by many to be the most wholesome meth od of serving It. It Is a favorite with children and makes an excellent des sert for luncheon. All specks and Im perfections should be carefully re moved with the point of a sharp knife. Boiled rice la often served with many varieties of It. Stewed Winter Pears. —Pare and boll them until soft. To one pound of fruit put one-qu&rter of a pound of granulated sugar, one pint of water; stew until tender, then let them stand at one side of the range until clear. The sirup should be thick. Keep cov ered while cooking. A few cloves are generally added and are a decided lm provement. Stewed Quinces. —Pare, cut the quinces into quarters, put them into a preserving kettle and to each pound of fruit add three-quarters of a pound of sugar, with water sufficient to dissolve it. Set the kettle over a slow fire and let them simmer until perfectly soft. These are only fit for immediate use. They can be eaten with bread and butter, or cream. Stewed Apples.—Select tart apples, pare, quarter and put them into a stewpan with half a pound of sugar to each pound of fruit and water suffl clent to moisten the sugar. A few slips of fresh lemon peel may be add ed. Boil until quite tender, but not broken. Stewed Prunes.—Wash and put Into a pipkin with sufficient boiling water to cover, allow to stand for two or three hours to swell, then place on the fire in the water In which thqy were steeped. Let them simmer slowly and when cooked sweeten to taste. Stewed Rhubarb.—Take the tender stalks of rhubarb, remove the skin and cut the pieces one inch In length, stew It in a little water with half a pound of sugar to one pound of rhu barb. Season with the thinly cut rind of a lemon. Stewed Cranberries. — Pick over carefully and take out all that are de fective; wash thoroughly, and place over the fire, more than covered with water; cover the saucepan and stew until the skins are tender, adding more water if necessary. Add one pound of sugar for each pound of cranberries, simmer for ten or twelve minutes, strain and put them away in a bowl or wide-mouthed crock; keep them covered. Bath Buns. Scald one pint milk, add while hot one-half cup butter; when lukewarm, add one yeast cake dissolved in quar ter cup warm water; add one and a half quartes sifted flour, half teaspoon salt, beat well, cover and stand in warm place over night. The next morning beat six yolks of eggs with half cup of sugar until light; add one teaspoonful cinnamon, half cup chop ped citron, eggs, and sugar to the sponge; work until thoroughly mixed, turn out on floured board, adding suf ficient flour to make a soft dough; roll out, cut into good sized buns, place on greased pans, far enough apart not to touch in baking, cover, and Bet in a warm place until very light. Brush tops with glaze of white of egg, two teaspoonfuls each of milk and sugar beaten well together. Bake about 35 minutes. Appleberry Jelly. To one peck of Siberian crabapples add four quarts of cranberries, cook together in sufficient water to cover until soft and strain as for other jelly. To five cups of the strained juice add four cups of granulated sugar, dried in oven. Heat the juice before adding sugar. Cook 20 or 30 minutes after it begins to boll. Let cool in glasses and cover with paraffin. Makes a beauti ful tinted Jelly, good served with poul try or other meats. All Jellies and jams are better made on a sunny day. In the above Jelly, If crabapples can not be had in cranberry season, the Juice of the crabapple can be canned earlier in season and added to the cranberries later. To Clean Old Silver. From a box of old Jewelry laid away and forgotten w'as taken the other day a sterling silver pin of oriental filigree work as black as the proverbial hat. The UBual silver polish did not take effect quickly enough to satisfy its owner and she dropped it into, a small pan of hot water with a pinch of bicarbonate of soda and boiled it for a quarter of an hour or thereabout. Then she scrubbed it with soap and a brush and it turned out a lovely dull silver tone. If it had been boiled long er or there had been more soda In the water It might have been brighter. Barberry Preserve. Take twice as many sweet pears or apples as barberries and three-fourths as much sweetening, half sugar, half molasses. Put sugar and molasses on to boil. When boiling put barberries in, cook 15 minutes, then skim out bar berries and put in pears or apples. Cook till soft; then put back barber ries and let boll up. Novel Jardiniere. Save all the seeds out of the grape fruit and plant them in your table jardiniere or In a pot full of earth. Keep them well watered and in three weeks you will have a cunning little plot of green for the center of your table. TO CLEAN PILLOW COVERS. By Thie Method Tinted Ones Will Net Be Harmed. Soiled sofa pillow covers are among the most disgusting of house fur nishings. They certainly cannot be either decorative or useful. it is a simple matter to do up washable sofa pillow tops, but one hesitates before attempting to clean the tinted ones. However, they may be done up sev eral times If the following method Is used: Make a suds of tepid, not hot, water, and wash the cover rapidly by squeezing in the hands. Rinse Id tepid water and shake in the air until partly dry. Place face down on a pad, cover with a thin, smooth piece of cotton cloth, and Iron rapidly with a hot Iron until perfectly dry. If there are no grease spots or stains It may be dry-cleaned by ripping It apart, placing It right side up on a board, fastening It with thumb screws and rublng the surface with knead ed rubber until the cover Is perfect ly clean. When cleaning the embroidery be very careful to move the rubber In the same direction as the stitches. A flve-cent rubber will be large enough. ONE WAY TO MEND CURTAINS. Treatment That Will Make Them Ap pear Lika New. These curtains were of plain net with border on one side and bottom, and this one pair had broken In holes through the border for about a foot above the window sill, says a writer In the Chicago Tribune. I cut the border off clear across the bottom, carefully following the curves In the design, then, noticing the figure* at the edge of the curtain, raised the border till it overlapped a correspond ing figure in the side border, which. In this case, occurred at such a dis tance as to remove all the worn part. Then, with curtain still hanging at the window to Insure proper adjustment, fasten border across with pins, remove from curtain pole, lay on flat surface, aud baste carefully. Stitch twice on machine, having ten sion loose enough not to draw the net, and using care In- turning corners, raising the presser foot often. Re move and cut away the old part un derneath, and press thoroughly. I then let down the extra length which had been turned over at the top and rehung them and the mending does not show at all. My curtains are like new aud still hang within three Inches of the floor. Mexican Salad. Cut cold boiled ham, cooked chick en and cold boiled potatoes into fine shreds or Juliennes. Take a cup of each and mix with a tablespoonful and a half of olive oil, a scant tablespoon ful of vinegar, a teaspoonful of grated onion, also paprika and salt as need ed. When thoroughly mixed set aside to become cold and seasoned. In the meantime make ready a cup of shred ded celery and one-third of a cup of sweet red pepper. When ready to serve mix the celery, pepper and sea soned ingredients with enough mayon naise dressing to hold them together. Turn them onto a bed of lettuce leaves. Garnish with quarters of hard boiled eggs' and chopped whlteß and sifted yolk of egg.—Miss Hill In Bos ton Cooking School, May 1. Clear Lemon Pie. Dissolve three tableßpoonfuls of corn starch and stir in one and a half plnta of boiling water until It thlok ens. Just before Betting this aside to cool add a dessertspoonful of butter. Grate the rinds and squeeze the juice of two lemons, stir with this one and one-half cupfuls of sugar. Before the corn starch is entirely cold, add lemon and sugar. Line two pie plates with pastry, stick with a fork to prevent rising unevenly and bake. Fill with the lemon mixture and return to the oven until thoroughly heated; spread with a meringue made of the whites of three eggs and sweetened. Brown lightly. Serve cold. Qyatera in Jelly Are Delicious. It Is essential in modern cookery that the food please the eye as well as the palate, says the September De lineator. A dainty suggestion to this point was furnished at one of the late spring banquets, when each guest was served with an individual mold of aspic, In the center of which there were several appetizing-looking oysters. The molds were of different Bhapes, and were served on beds of watercress, while the aspic had been generausly flavored with lemon juice. The combination, therefore, was as tasty as It was at tractive. Apple Indian Pudding. Two quarts of milk, put one In double boiler, one cup of corn meal, one-half cup flour. When the milk begins to boil, when all thickened, take off, put In a large baking dish, add one cup of molasses, one teaspoon of cinnamon, one-half nutmeg, one tea spoon salt, one egg, the other quart of milk. Pour In large sweet apples, chopped fine, cooked with one cup of water, at the same time you put on the milk. Now add all together and hake slowly about three hours and serve with whipped cream. Pumpkin Filling. Peel and cut the pumpkin bits, put It over the fire, and stew as for pie. When soft strain through a colander, return to the fire, boll hard, and pour Into heated cans, filling each to overflowing with the liquid. Stand Upside Own for two hours.. THE MEEKER STABLES H. S. 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