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MRU. NATION.
"W hen Mrs. Carrie Nation
Desires some recreation,
Or lively occupation,.
With due deliberation,
And grim determination.
She leaves her habitation
And makes a demonstration
Against intoxication.
She scorns expostulation,
Ignores all explanation,
Puts axe In operation
At every liquor station
That comes in observation,
And there's no hesitation
Until the devastation
Has reached its termination.
There's sudden agitation,
There's widespread consternation
There's fiery indignation
O'er "booze" in percolation
But Mrs. Carrie Nation
Displays no trepidation
In fact, her conversation
Is full of exultation.
With borrow and vexation.
And sad-eyed contemplation
Of work of ruination,
The man whose occupation
Had angered Mrs. Nation
Makes heated declaration
That he'll start litigation
And get remuneration.
No sign of perturbation
Is shown by Mrs. Nation,
For to her habitation
She goes in jubilation.
And vows that ruination
Will have continuation
Till Kansas legislation
Has stopped Intoxication.
—Pittsburg Chronicle-Telegraph.
IN GAY NEW YORK.
Mrs. Stuyvesant Fish will have a par­
ty on a Southern trip which she will
make in the latter part of February and
iu March.
Suit for absolute divorce has been
brought at White Plains by Isabel B.
Walker against John Brisben Walker,
Jr., sou of John Brisben Walker, editor
of the Cosmopolitan Magazine.
Steve Brodie left an estate worth
Society folks are agitated over a storv
going the rounds which says that Jean
de lteszke. ho was announced as one of
the attractions at the George Gould din­
ner Tuesday night was not present be­
cause Mr. Gould did not like paying $15,
000 for the privilege of having his guests
listen to the tenor for ten minutes. De
Reszke demanded $10,000 and Mr. Gran
insisted on getting $5000 for allowing
him to sing.
Henry Guy Carleton, the playwright,
was stricken with apoplexy on Thursday
last and is now slowly recovering. Hi's
doctors say that his attack was due to
overwork. For the past six years Mr.
Carleton has been working night and
day on the completion of some electrical
inventions of his own. While his illness
js serious and at the present time one
of his sides is slightly paralyzed, the doc­
tors think that he will undoubtedly re­
cover completely from the attack.
An expensive dinner was tendered half
a dozen friends by James Crvder at his
residence in Fifth avenue. Mr Cryder
pair of
$9000
nd
chickens that cost him
$.40 but two weeks ago. They were
prize winners at the Madison Square
poultry show, and their finish on the
dinner table was entirely unpreniwii
tated. Mr. Cryder instructed a Swedish
servant, who had been in the countrv
but three weeks, to clip the chickens'
wings a little. 1 he Swede obeved orders
too faithfully and cut them off close to
the bodies.
The report of the engagement of Miss
Pauline Astor. daughter of William
Waldorf Astor, to the young Duke of
Roxburghe is confirmed bv cable from
London. The marriage is to take place
in the course of the summer. The duke
was recently invalided home from South
Africa, where he distinguished himself
and possesses a rent roll of some $300,000
a year. He is a first cousin of the pres­
ent Duke of Marlborough, his widowed
mother having been a sister of the late
Duke of Marlborough and of Lord Ran­
dolph Churchill.
Anna Gould. Countess Castellane, and
her husband, the count, have transferred
to Edwin Gould a one-sixth interest in
six parcels of Manhattan property. Al­
though the transfers are recorded for
nominal consideration, the deeds bear
revenue stamps indicating a total con­
sideration of $43,500: for 7 Walker
street, $3000 for 5 Walker street, $4000*
for 07 East Sixty-seventh street, $8000
for 69 East Fifty-ninth street. $7000
for 4(5 East Seventy-eighth street. $12
for West
forty-fourth street,
With strawberries at $1.50 a basket
aud watermelons at $5 apiece, to say
nothing of soft shell crabs at $3 a dozen,
no man need go hungry these days. The
markets contain some delicacies which
are well nigh worth their weight in gold,
and yet they are eagerly sought after by
buyers for rich families. For instance
hothouse asparagus is $2 a bunch, six
stalks to the bunch, and spring lamb $1
a pound. The soft shell crabs referred
to are as large as a silver half-dollar.
iorth Carolina shad is going like hot
cakes at $2 each. There is still a healthy
demand for coffee and sinkers along Park
Row.
Two trees in Central park possess a
peculiar interest for visitors these davs.
They are the ones planted by King fid
ward when on his tour of the United
States in 1S60. The then Prince of
Wales -was accompanied by many city
officials on this tree-planting expedition,
an oak and an elm being toe ones
chosen by him for the ceremonv. Th«*y
stand on the west side of the Mall, just
south of the eagle's statne, and, curious­
ly enough, the American eim has flour­
ished more than the English oak. So
many requests have been made of the
park employes to point out these trees
th^J signs will probably be attached to
them.
"Cissie" Loftus, the actress, was seri­
ously injured Tuesday evening by being
knocked down and run over by a horse
im
£I
f'/
.-ft -M
WfH
J'"-
$80.-
000, built up as a result of the notoriety
following his alleged leap from Brooklyn
bridge. To his little daughter Irene is
left the bulk of the property.
William K. Vanderbilt is about to
cruise in West Indian waters on board
the Valiant. Among his guests are Mr.
and Mrs. Oliver Harriman, Jr., Mrs.
Richard Hunt, who was divorced at Hot
Springs, S. L)., on Wednesday last, and
Mrs. Carley.
iss Mary Mannering begins her last
three weeks iu "Janice Meredith" at
Wallack's theater. She is now in hfr
third month at this theater. Her 100th
performance in "Janice Meredith" will
occur on Friday evening, February l."i,
when a copy of the Mary Mannering edi­
tion of "Janice Meredith" will be distrib­
uted as a souvenir of the occasion.
The appearance of the Chinese Weekly
Herald marks the first Chinese newspa­
per New York has ever had. It will be
issued every Wednesday, and its four
pages will contain news from Chicago
and Pacific coast Chinatowns, politics,
foreign advices, scientific information,
etc. The editor is S. Y. Pang, a Chi­
nese writer, and he is sanguine of suc­
cess.
Harry Lehr has once more scored a
success as society's most amusing and
original entertainer. From his active
brain came the impulse which prompted
six men and maidens to give the
"Tell me, pretty maiden," bit rorn
"Florodora" at the Gerry ball. The thing
was a complete surprise, for Mr. Lehr
had drilled the sextette in private and
was aided by many surreptitious visits
to the Casino 011 the part of the princi­
pals. At a given signal, while the cotil­
lon was in progress, Mr. Lehr's fellow
conspirators disappeared. The orchestra
swung into the prelude of the popular
chorus. Then the young men and maid­
ens reappeared appropriately arrayed, at
different entrances, and dancing grace­
fully, came together in a line, locked
arms and took up the dancing song
which has captivated the town. The
guests of the Misses Gerry were delight­
ed and were not slow in expressing their
appreciation of Mr. Lehr's latest effort.
Jennie Sehryber, who presides over- the
culinary department of Mrs. Marv Davis'
boarding house at 140 West -Eighteenth
street, awoke in a bad humor the other
morning, and determined to give the
boarders such a breakfast as she thought
they deserved. She emptied the contents
of a big bottle of mucilage into the flour
bin. Adding a half teacupful of pare­
goric and a dash of tooth powder, she
made the mixture into patties and put it
to bake in a slow oven. She then took a
quantity of beefsteak and chopped it fine.
Over this wers poured two tablespoonfu!.«
of best quality liniment, to which had
previously been added two teacupfuls of
roach powder and a modicum of writing
ink. This mixture was put on the stove
and brought to a gentle sizzle, and the
cook was in the act of basting it with
melted laundry soap when one of the
servants, who was a boarder herself
once, remonstrated. Miss Sehryber be­
came more testy than ever at this inter­
ference. and drawing a large carving
knife, threatened the other servant. The
mistress came in at this juncture and
raised a row, which ended in the cook's
arrest.
Court frequenters who had looked for­
ward with pleasant anticipations to the
trial of the dressmakers' case against
Mrs. Howard Gould on Tuesday "w'ere
disappointed. At the eleventh hour Abe
Hummel. Mrs. Gould's lawyer, appealed
to the Supreme court. Thus auother
month at least must eiapse before this
body will decide whether or not Mrs.
Gould will be compelled to demonstrate
before a jury that the dresses for which
she is being sued are not a good fit. The
plaintiffs. Misses Smith and Dillon, claim
a balance of $1755 for gowns, waists,
skirts and petticoat. The reason assigned
by Ms. Gould for not paying the whole
bill is that some of the dresses did not
fit aud in others the material was soiled
by alleged improper handling. Mrs.
Gould insisted on having one gown made
in exact imitation of that -worn by "Lily"
Langtry in "The Degenerates." At first
the case was to have been tried before a
referee, but afterward an order was se­
cured, sending it to a jury. The court­
room was crowded today with people who
expected to see the Gould dresses dis­
played.
Weber & Fields, the music-hall man­
agers. have given to the White Rats, the
association of vaudeville actors, a site at
One Hundred and Forty-seventh street
and Park avenue for a home and club­
house. The plot is valued at $50,000.
Lew M. Fields said after the meeting
that he and his assistants would promise
that a comfortable house would be erect­
ed on the premises, and that work would
begin at once. With Dave Warfield,
Harry Conor and forty-two other players.
Weber and Fields were initiated at a
meeting in Gramercy lyceum the other
evening. As they had refused to join
the vaudeville syndicate, their election to
the White Rats was considered a great
victory for the independent -actors. At
the meeting a formal offer was made to
the White Rats of the Casino theater, to
be run under the management of the as­
sociation on a co-operative basis. A Wall
street speculator also offered to build for
the association a theater if a site and
plans of a suitable theater could be ob­
tained by the actors. For the first time
since their organization has been formed
a manager has offered to book acts con­
trolled by the co-operative booking office,
OFF ON THEIR HONEYMOON.
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and wagon at Sixty-first street and Lex­
ington avenue. Miss Loftus is playing in
"Lady Huntsworth's Experiment" at
I)aly's_ theater. She had been to see her
physician and was trying to signal a car
to go down to the theater. The horse
struck the actress, knocking her into a
snowbank. Realizing he had injured the
woman the driver applied the whip to the
horse and drove away. Miss Loftus was
taken to the Presbyterian hospital and
her injuries dressed. She was later re­
moved to her home.
The most unique feature of the Mackay
dinner dance was the Venetian garden,
where the supper was served, for which
the Waldorf restaurant was used. The
ceiling of this room was canopied with
foliage, from which there hung trailing
streamers of Florida moss. In this there
gleamed a myriad of tiny electric lights,
arranged irregularly like stars. There
were about fifty small tables, and from
the center of each rose a growing tree.
Mrs. Mackay's own table seated fifteen,
and this was built around a towering
palm tree. There was not a flower used
in the decoration of this room or placed
on the supper tables, yet the effect pro­
duced by Small was marvelously beauti­
ful and totally different from anything
hitherto seen in New York.
Bearing with them the best wishes for their happiness of her subjects, the
newly-wed Queen left Amsterdam with her'consort to enjoy her honeymoon in
the seclusion of her country residence at Loo.
im
7 r.
independently of the vaudeville syndicate.
The syndicate threatens to fine any man­
ager $1000 who will break the rule.
A man of New York one day, in the
country, toasted some meat over the
forge of a blacksmith shop. He found
to his surprise that the intense heat had
broiled the chop or steak more quickly
than did the range in his own house.
It occurred to him that a chophouse fash­
ioned like a blacksmith's shop would be
an extraordinary novelty. He thought
the matter over and evolved many de­
tails at last he protected his ideas by
cowl ighting and patenting whatever he
could. The project as it now stands
involves the imitation of a smithy for a
restaurant. The forges worked with
automatic bellows, are employed for pre­
paring steaks, chops and kidneys. The
anvils are hollow, and inside of the horns
have a faucet from which malt liouors
can be drawn at will. Steel bars" are
really hollow tubes through which min­
eral waters, wines and other fluids can
be drawn from barrels hidden in the gar­
ret or connected by a force pump with
the cellar. A wooden horse serves as a
closet in which bread' and rolls can be
kept warm and fresh for hours at a
time The plates are ma-Jo of wood but
resemble pieces of a blacksmith's anron.
Tut New Y'ork Evening Post savs the
ingenious inventor proposes to raise capi­
tal and to erect smithy chophouses in all
of the larger cities of the country.
There is sincere mourning on the Bow­
ery for Steve Brodie's death. The little
bridge jumper was an eccentric charac­
ter, but he had a warm heart and will bo
missed by many who were recipients of
his bounty. Brodie's bar-room has been
fcr years one of the sights of the city,
and even now its fame bids fair to con­
tinue. Hardly bigger than a bandbox,
the walls are plastered with autograph
portraits of celebrated prizefighters and
turfmen. Brodie took great pride in these
decorations and spent years in their col­
lection. He willingly posed as the tvpi
cal "Bowery Boy" for the benefit' of
strangers, and the dialect popularly at­
tributed to an east side sport was pains­
takingly acquired by him. It added to
his reputation. The smart set of Tuxedo
was horrified when Broiiie purchased a
cottage in the village. "Weli. I'm an iic
tor," was Stephen's ultimatum. "If Tux­
edo can stand Richard Mansfield, who
isn't one-two-three beside me, they can
stand a good bridge jumper." And he
lived in Tuxedo, despite the dialect and
the bridge-jumping record. A committee,
including Sinkers McKenna. Fiddles
Finkelstein. One-Eyed Reilly, Louie the
Rabbit and Gas House Jimmy, ail an­
cient and honorable members of the Bow­
ery craft, will see to it that Brodie has
the biggest funeral held in years. Prize­
fighters will be in attendance, as well as
sporting men from Chicago. St. Louis
and New Orleans. Brodie leaves about
$200,000 and a saloon business which is
worth a tidy sum.
The amount of eating done in New
York city only pales in insignificance be
side the fact that most of it is dene by
persons from out of town, says a writer
in the New York Evening Sun. All
spring, autumn and winter long—and for
a large part of the winter, indeed—the
town is crowded with strangers who, if
their patronage of the hotels and restau­
rants be any gauge, have come here
largely to eat. A favorite trick is to
"put up" at some inexpensive lodging
place and go out for all meals at places
anything but inexpensive. In any case
the expenditure is in the same direction—
food. Some of these visitors spend more
in New Y'ork during their annual week
or fortnight than they do at home in a
year—and all. mainly, upon things to eat.
You can usually spot the Westerner or
inlander in any restaurant by the amount
of shell-fish he orders. Oysters, clams,
lobsters—he eats them all as if he hadn't
had a chance to taste any of them since
his last visit to New York, which is
!ong
robably true. A St. Louis girl here not
ago confessed to having had lobster
for breakfast, luncheon, dinner and sup­
per after the play, during the entire three
weeks of her stay. "Somehow the oysters
in New York don't taste one bit as they
do at home," complained a Louisville girl,
adding that though Louisville was pretty
nice in most things, she must say New
Y'ork was ahead on oysters. Of all the
vast sums expended in eating by
strangers in New York we may be sure
that more than half of it goes in shell­
fish.
The invention committee of the Bar­
tenders' association has invented three
new drinks out of compliment to Mrs.
Carrie Nation of Kansas, who is soon
to visit "our thriving little city." if cur­
rent report be founded on fact. The com­
mittee was instructed by resolution to
get its wits in working order several days
ago.
The committee consists of Frank Curtis
of the Gilsey house, inventor of "Long
Branch punch:" J. E. O'Connor of the
Waldorf-Astoria, inventor of the "Bronx
cocktail." and William Gilbert of the
Manhattan hotel, inventor of the "Clover
Club Mystery." Meetings were .held
daily all last week, with the resnlt that
the following recipes were submitted,
tested in a practical way, officially en­
dorsed, and the committee released:
,be known as the "Carrie Nation
^°Cu invented by Frank Curtis. One
dash peychaud bitters, one-half Geneva
anteettJT French vermouth, two dashes
2. To be known as the "Kansas cvclone
Invented by William Gilbert. TWdiStae*
sinthe Plymouth gin, a dash of a£
3. To
be
known as
the "hlghstepper,"'
./
ihvented by J. S. O'Connor. Press one olive
mmUingglass. two. dashes of orange bit­
ters, one-t£ird French vermouth, two-thirds
jrvmoutb gin, frappe and strain in cock
tall glass.
The price of each of these drinks,is 10
cents west of Ninth avenue, and east of
Second avenue 15 cents south of Twen­
ty-third street and north of Fifty-ninth
street, and 20 to 25 cents in the central
district, according to custom..
THE GOWN OF EASTER.
It will-be Quite Distinctive in Style,
with Peculiar Sleeves and
''''v'- '-'V Collar.
The gowns of Easter will have a few
sharply-defined points. That much is
now known. Sleeves will be odd, even
eccentric. Collars will be as peculiar as
sleeves, and linings will be literally
quaint. As proof of the last the Brook­
lyn Eagle mentions the fact that one of
the Easter suits, just ordered from a
Fifth avenue modiste, is to be lined with
little ruffle of moline, in pink and green,
one set on top of the other, until the en­
tire skirt is iined. This gives forth no
rustle, but has a delightful little swish.
Cashmere is back again. Many of the
Easter suits are made of it. It is very
silky, very soft and very lustrous. You
can hardly tell it from silk, viewed at a
distance. Many assert that it positively
cannot be detected only it hangs better.
It comes in all the delicate shades and in
all weights, a medium being the most
popular for Easter wear.
Ice Green Shade.
As for the new colors of spring in the
cashmeres there is ice green. In the
greens there is also rose green, being a
queer shade of green with a touch of red
across it, supposed to mirror a rose in a
rose leaf. Many of the cashmeres are
made like mirror—to suggest something
else. And you are never certain whether
you are looking at green or blue, at pink
or red, at purple or pink. In red there is
a new pinkish red that is very attractive
and in blue there is a green cast that is
lovely.
Cameo pink is seen in cashmere and
will make the material for many an
Easter suit, and turquoise blue is quite
as popular. Duck's egg, robin's egg and
plain egg blue are all three among the
season's blues. French blue, bluett, mili­
tary, cadet and navy are blues that
range from light to dark, always popular
and becoming.
Cream color seems for the moment to
have wrested the palm from tan as 0
season's favorite. A gowu, all in cream
color, was ordered for Mrs. George
Gould, possibly as an Easter suit. It was
to be made with a plain skirt, swept
around the foot with a great swirling
pattern of gold, to outline a lace applique.
Above the gold and lace pattern there
was an eccentric trimming. It consisted
of diamond-shaped holes cut in the cloth.
Across the holes black velvet ribbons are
crossed, making an X-shaped figure in
narrow black velvet ribbon. Under the
holes there are applications of ro noise
silk. The waist is a bolero corsage. Miss
Van' Allen, one of New York's greatest
heiresses, is to have a bolero suit on new
lines. The skirt, whicn is a lettuce green
cashmere, is trimmed with silver braid,
with a touch of white running through
the silver. The waist is a bolero with
pointed lapels, turned over. It is long in
front, but is slit at each side, and through
the slits a shirt of brilliant red is plainly
visible.
A hat of flaming red goes with this
suit: and to be very modish the wearer
must don a couple of Mary Mannering
curls, for the hat'is a hat of 1S50 and. in
that day, they wore the little neck curls.
The fashion of wearing ahat quite -.dif­
ferent from the rest of the suit is grow­
ing. For years the hat has matched the
gown. Just now there is a fad for some­
thing different.
Cashmere and Broadcloth.
After the light colors of Easter comes
a consideration of the stuffs. Cashmeres
will lead, but bearing them a close sec­
ond will come the satin cloths of which
the name is legion. Some of these have
fanciful names for instance, a New York
shop was showing a Wilhelmina cloth,
but as a rule they wili«come wnen called
by the name of satin-faced cloths.
Broadcloth is with us again in varying
weights. It is not best, however, to buy
cheap broadcloth, for nothing wears
more poorly. It will fray and pull out
and wrinkle and spot. Get, if you get it
at all, a good broadcloth.
For the cut-out patterns broadcloth is
the best of all, as it holds its edge bet­
ter. You can trim broadcloth freely, cut
it into holes, and trim the openings in
any way desired, and the cloth will not
fray. It is quite different with the other
cloths and cashmere, so reliable'where
weather is concerned, is particularly bad
when cut, for its edges will never'show
neat.
The ladies' cloths are out in full array,
and then there come the veilings, which
this year area little heavier and can be
made up without handsome linings. Some
of the veilings are of diagonal weave and
are really very admirable, it is better,
though, in selecting the first suit of the
season to get something a little more sub­
stantial for remember that the weather
has by no means settled and your cloth
gown will have some fighting to do with
the elements.
The hat of Easter will be the pancake
hat, also called the mushroom hat maybe
the cloth tam maybe even the beefeater.
Under whatever name it is classified it is
the French hat, flat, large and beautiful­
ly trimmed with the best goods of the
season.
They make many of the hats up as X
ray hats. This veiling is draped over
velvet, and the whole is twisted around
the hat. There must not be a particle of
elevation, or the hat will not be flat. Of
course, it is tilted a little at one side, and
roses are set underneath.
For Easter there will be other novel­
ties, beside gowns of light colored mate­
rials, fancy linings and flat hats. The
touch of gold will te unon everything
and the precious meta: will glow from
hat, from gown and from parasol—for
bows of gild ribbons will be tied even
around parasol handles.
Mine. Bernhardt'* Shoes.
Shoes, it is said, are a fad with Mme.
Bernhardt and the French actresses' se­
lection of a hundred and more pairs rep­
resents nearly every style that was
shown at the Paris exposition. The
shoes are of fancy leathers, silks and
satins, embroidered in gold, and some
handpainted ones, the latter representing
the work of clever artists. Hie designs
are principally floral. Gold and silver
cords are used for laces and wide and
narrow ribbons for bows. The slippers
are edged with laces and ornamented
with narrow ribbon, gold and silver
buckles and rhinestone buttons.
What the Century Has Done forWomen
Literature is not the only gate that the
Nineteenth century threw open to wom­
en. Science, law, medicine, philanthro-
Eaire
and social reform of every kind
welcomed her with more or less
heartiness. She has been ^dmitted to
many forms of business activity, which
have been created by oar new conditions,
or were closed to her and monopolized by
men before. In a wordr woman is al­
lowed to make what she will of her own
life, and to work oat any kind of power
that is in her, as she never: wasbefore
and she has laid as all under obligations
by the splendid use she has made of her
new opportunities.—Saturday Evening
TAIJQHT HOW TO COOKl
Successful Work in the Newly Es­
tablished Department on the *«,•
•vrt
South-Side.
Fifteen little cooks, in immaculate
white aprons and oversleeves, their heads
crowned with cunning little white caps,
.gathering eagerly around the kitchen
range where simmered a savory-smelling
dish, }hade*a pretty enough picture, in
the newly-established public cooking
school in'the old south side high school
building. If'any one doubts that wom­
an's natural sphere is in the concocting
of dishes that appeal forcibly to'the pal­
ate, he should visit the cooking school
and watch the little maids who, with tal­
ents still unperverted, joyously devote
half a day-each week to learning prac­
tical lessons that make of them sretual
little housekeepers and that will fit them
to become, some future day, intelligent
housemothers.
Snnshine in the Kitchen.
The rooms where the cooking school is
located were former days the conser­
vatory and laboratory of the old high
school. The first_ room with its row of
sunny western windows, is used as the
kitchen and here the little girls have
their lessons in the useful art. The cook­
ing table, forming three sides of a
square, occupies the center of the room,
with a one-burner gas stove for each
pupil, and the lower part of the table
divided into compartments, where are
placed in apple-pie order the little
brushes, the cooking knives and forks,
the soap trays and the various other
utensils that the little cooks use daily.
At one end of the long room is the range,
and beside it is the gas stove, while over
in the corner is the enameled sink, kept
iniipaculately^ wiiitc. The other room,
ic^as
a
floor, is the dining room
and here the members of the classes
take turns in sitting at table, while
others act as waitresses. A glass-doored
cupboard holds the simple outfit of plain
white dishes, shining knives and forks
and spoons and plain glass. The whole
place is flooded with sunshine, and kept
scrupulously clean, teaching by example
a most potent lesson.
Chicken Fricassce the. Lesson.
It was a chicken fricassee that the
class was making on the day in question,
and Miss Marshall, the teacher, showed
her eager scholars how to divide the
chicken at the joints, after which the
pieces were put into a pan and covered
with boiling water, simmering until ten­
der. ?sext the pieces were dredged in
flour and browned in dripping, and then
laid in approved order upon slices of
toast. Then one of tne little girls mixed
up the necessary portion of hour and wa
tir t°
tillcke.n,the
gravy and added it to
the broth, with a spoonful of lemon-juice
and a bit of celery sauce, and when the
gravy was poured over the chicken and
toast there was a dish fit for a king.
In the meantime, two little girls had
been laying the table in the dining r."»oiri.
spreading the snowy cloth with 1vreli
exactness, and making sure that the cen­
ter crease came just in the middle of the
table and that tho corners hung evenly.
Each place
#was
laid with knife, fork,
spoon and plate, the latter previously
warmed in the oven, and paper napkins
gave the requisite finish. Then the four
fortunate little maids whose turn it was
to "play lady" and sit at the dining-room
table took their places with much digni­
ty, while another small girl bore the
tray and waited upon them, serving deft­
ly and always from the left. The re­
mainder of the class were served at the
cooking table, for the dining table only
accommodates four.
!'Bat Their Own Cooking?,
After the sample repast was over, the
table was cleared with neatness and dis­
patch, and each girl brought out a dish
pan and a dishcloth and towel, and the
work of "doing the dishes" went merrily
on. It would be a revelation, too. to
some seasoned housekeepers to see how
these schoolgirls wash dishes. It is part
of their education not to slop, and in or­
der to teach them this lesson they are
not allowed to put up the little white
oversleeves with the starched frills clus­
tering about chubby hands, though at
the same time it is impressed upon them
that these same frills must not be mussed
or wet so they wash dishes and pans
and scrub the tables and black the stove,
all without soiling the oversleeves.
When the lesson was over fifteen little
caps and aprons were put away, and
fifteen happy little girls put on hats and
coats and mittens and filed out with
cheerful "goodnights," having learned
one more lesson which every one of them
will proceed to demonstrate in her moth­
ers kitchen at the earliest opportunity.
Interest is Widespread.
That the interest in this class is wide­
spread is shown by the fact that some
of the scholars come long distances to
attend it, some of them living as far
away as Bay View, while others attend
fium the Fifth, Eighth, Twelfth, Four­
teenth and Seventeenth wards. There
are now 119 pupils going to the south
side cooking school. The course this
year was increased from twenty to forty
les«ons, and each class has one lesson a
week, there being two lessons given
daily.
One mistaken idea prevails somewhat
among people who only know in a
cursory way about the teaching of cook­
ing in the public schools, and that is in
regard to the quantity of food pre­
pared at the lessons. One man
even went so far as to suggest
that with the food cooked by the
children a cafeteria might be established.
The fact is that only enough food is
cooked at each lesson to demonstrate the
workings of the recipe and the principles
that govern it, the dish concocted af­
fording only a taste to each little cook, in
order that they may test the results of
ilie:r work. The materials for cooking
are bought in the smallest possible quan­
tities, and the marketing is done by the
little girls in turn, this being an impor­
tant educational part of the whole plan.
What tbe Lessons Are.
Miss Marshall, the teacher, is a gradu
ate from the Boston Cooking school, and
tne Boston School Kitchen textbook is
used as a reference. The iessons are
printed upon slips, and each pupil has a
blankbook of her own wherevshe inserts
the lesson leaflets, and adds such other
recipes as may be given, making notes
as she goes along of the different process­
es. Nothing elaborate is attempted in
the course, but it nevertheless has a wide
range. The children are taught every­
thing about the management of a stove,
how to handle the dampers, how to wash
dishes and scrub the tables, the proper
care of food and refrigerators, the art of
setting and clearing the table. Simple
lessons in .the chemistry of the different
kinds of food are given, so the pupils
know the why and wherefore of ft all
and also learn much about the relative
values of food. The first lesson is in the
baking of potatoes and apples, and then
follow simple lessons in the preparation
of other vegetables, of custards, eggs and
macaroni, gravies and soaps, warmed
over meats, dumplings, pot-roasts and va­
rious ways of preparing meat and poul­
try: then come the lessons on steaming,
cookies and plain cakes, the bread-mak­
ing lesson, pies, the cooking of fish, the
making of sauces and cake, salads, and
finally, invalid cookery, candies and sand­
wiches.
It will be seen that by the time the
child has completed the' coarse of forty
lewMMis, sl|e knows a good deal aboat tbfe
rawments of cooking, and can prep&ge
it
vJr SLfi
many^ simple, wholesome, inexpensive^
dishes.
I«ooking. Into the Fntnre,
Those who have been interested ib the
Introduction of coohing into the public
school coarse since it was first agitated
fifteen years ago, among whom Mrs. F.
J. Crosby may be chiefly mentioned, feel
very much gratified over the moving of
the school into its present quarters, from 'Aw
the old Fifth district school where it was S
formerly located, and the next stepwhic£u "W
it is desired to take is the establishment
of an east side school: Some time it is
hoped to have it made a part of the reg- *'2%
ular curriculum of the school.—The Even­
ing Wisconsin. c5lt|
WESTERN MINING NOTES. I
—Ore running from $50 to $G0 in gold
per ton has been uncovered in the Forest
mine at Wall Street, Col.
—Ore running 36 per cent, copper has
been found in the Powers mine, situated
in Willis gulch, Russell district, Col.
—rNear Moro, Or., there has been en­
countered an ore vein 36 feet wide whi«h
gives high values in quicksilver, gold
and copper.
—The richest silver ore ever taken out
of the Argentum-Juniata mine at Aspen,
Col., has been encountered in the thir­
teenth level.
—A few days ago the management of*
the Columbia mine shipped through
Baker City, Or., twenty tons of ore that
was valued at $50,000.
—The action of a rat led N. It. In
goldsby to the discovery of a rich gold
mine in Arizona.' He named the prop­
erty the Rat Hole mine.
—One of the richest gold mines'in the*
Black Hills is the Gopher, owned prin­
cipally by Minneapolis newspaper men.
Its ore returns from $31 to $1300 per
ton.
—A vein has been opened in the Fowler
claim on La Sal mountain, Colorado. It
is 8 feet wide. Several small mill runs
showed values of from $90 to $300 per
ton.
—A satisfactory test of North Dakota
lignite has been made at Huron. The
amount required is somewhat greater
than of Iowa coal, but it is entirely frt*?
from soot and smoke, emits no offensive
odor and the heat is intense.
—A remarkable discovery has been
made in the Carroll ,mine near Baker
City, Or. In the 80-foot level a streak
of rich ore about twelve inches wide was
encountered which shows some extraor­
dinary values. Several chunks of ere: as
large as a man's head were taken out
which yielded about one-third gold.
—Some very rich ore is being produced
from the bottom of the Zoe company's
shaft, Cripple Creek, at a depth of 320
feet from the surface. The screenings
from the-bottom of the shaft run as high
as $12,800 to the ton. An inch break
is said to run as high as $16,000 to the
ton.
—A sensation was caused in New West­
minster, near Vancouver, B. C., by the
discovery of $12 worth of fine and coarsc
grain gold in the crop of a wild goose.
The goose was shpt at Pitt lake, which
is fed by numerous mountain streams.
The sand bars along the shore were
known to contain gold, but had never
been prospected.
—An important strike has been made in
the Governor mine, Ouray county, Col.
The vein is now three feet wfde and
first assays made showed 392 ounces of
silver and 22 ounces gold to the ton, with
11
y% per cent copper. A later assay in­
dicated 1011 ounces of silver, 65 ounces
of gold, 21 per cent, lead and 2 per cent,
copper to the ton.
—The first carload of hard coal from a
Utah mine has been marketed in Salt
Lake. The coal was obtained from the
Castle "Valley mine, nine miles north of
Price, to which station it -was hauled by
team. The deposit was discovered some
fifteen years ago by Mr. Gilson, but not
until recently have steps been taken to
develop the mine.
—A fine strike of ore was made a few
days ago by the New Era Gold Mining
and Milling company, operating nroperty
in Freeland district, Clear CreelS£ounty,
Col. A round of shots exposed an ore
body with from 10 to 12 inches of solid
suielting ore and 3% feet of mill dirt,
which yields the extraordinary values
of $89.70 per ton from an average sample
taken from entirely across the vein.
—Recent advices from Alaska state
that a big placer find has been made
about sixty miles east of Atlin, on Klahe
nan creek, a tributary of the Mackinaw
river. The discoverer took out $5.50 in
gold per day. On Porcupine creek four
men took $3000 from a hole 4 feet
square. Rich finds have also been made
on Bear creek, in the Chilcat district, and
at the head of Copper river. Quartz run­
ning as high as $400 to the ton. ingold
has been struck in great quantities in the
Klondike.
Scotch Thrift.
The Liverpool Post tells this pleasant
story from Scotland: A gentleman on a'
walk from one of the suburbs of Glas­
gow happened to call at a farmhouse,
where he was readily supplied with a
glass of milk. He offered the lady six­
pence, but she declined all payment—
"I couldna' tak' money for 't, she said
in her own proud way. The gentleman
expressed his acknowledgment and went
on his way, but at the garden he detected
a small boy playing. Surely, he thought,
this is the lady's son. So he put his hand
in his pocket to give him the sixpence,
when he heard a shrill voice, "Thafs no
ma laddie, sir." Then there was a pause
and the voice afterwards resounded, this
time directed towards a small boy at the
side door—"Gang oot. Wullie, an' speak
till the nice gentleman at the gate!"
Social Status of OId-Time Taverns.
Newspapers killed the tavern of the old
style, or at least retired it from business.
It was the great focus of information be­
fore the morning journal supplied the in­
tellectual want. Mach of the business of
early times was transacted at the tav­
ern, and the "win-hous" reflected the
manners, social tastes, customs and rec­
reations of the people. The master, or
tavemer, was mostly a person of sub­
stance, often of ready wit and cheerful
manners. The tavern must have left its
indelible impress npon posterity, for even
at this day we are content to sit beneath
low ceilings of frescoed yellow pine
stained to look aged, and among artificial
cobwebs.—New York Press.
America Produces the Most Funs,
Seventy-five per cent, of all the furs
worn the world are of American'prod­
uct. .The only one of importance which
are /oUhd in Europe are Russian sable,
^ermine, silver fox and mink. Persian
lamb comes, as its name indicates, from
the Orient, as do also the astrakhans.
No fare are obtained in England, France
or Switzerland. A few baum martens
and coneys (the latter the old English
name for rabbits) are obtained ioi' Ger
many. Seal, Hudson Bay sable, otter,'
mink, beaver, fisher, lynx, every kind of
fox. and. bear and-wolverine are all at
their best in America.—New York
Tribune.
Switzerland's Big 3%ee.
Tlie largest tree in Switzerland is td te ^i^
found in the Helchthal, perched on the
mountain side af a heightof 450 feet. At
its base it measures circomforence 40
feet The circumference of its trunk 6
feet, from the ground is 26 feet and
of its branches is 4 feet in thictaess^Ml
diameter at the top is 84 feet. This
"giant of the forest shows signs of great":''lil
aj* but. is iu a perfectiy bealthy coam^W
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