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THE WINSLOW MAIL.
J. F. WALLACE, Publisher. WINSLOW, ARIZONA. STRANGE SMELLS IN STREETS. The Varied Odors Which Unac countably Salute Nostrils of City People. A man in this city who prides him self on a keen sense of smell says that in walking’ the streets he frequently encounters many odors which other people do not seem to perceive. These are not the odors pleasant or offensive, as the case may be. which come from trades and manufactories, but the per fume of things not seen and whose presence cannot be easily accounted for. He avers that often in walking in Washington street between Dearborn and Clark his sensitive nostrils en counter the unmistakable odor of lav ender. although there is no reason why he should smell lavender in that block any more than in any other, says llie Chicago Chronicle. In another part of the down-town district he meets with an odor not quite so pleasant. It is the smell of wash day. And jet there is not a laun drj- within several squares of the place. Another smell frequently encountered! and testified to by seTeral people is that of skunk-weed. This, too, in the business district. Sometimes it is no ticed in the daytime, but more fre quently at night, where, of course, there is no probability of the pres ence either of the weed or the peculiar animal from which it takes its name. These peculiar obsessions of odor do not, of course, take into account the perfumes arising from natural and ob vious reasons. Little, slanting River street is redolent with perfumes, some of them of Arabj' and some from less blessed lands. From the importing houses situated along that brief thor oughfare there float sometimes the most exquisite tea and spice-laden breezes, mingled at intervals with the odor of the strongest of Herman or Italian cheese. Along South Water street one gets whiffs of all the vege tables, from the pungent onion or cab bage to the delicate aroma of aspara gus. Those who cross State street bridge are treated to a delicious smell of roasting coffee from adjacent mills. From hay stores come breaths of far off fields and meadows, clover-tainted. Talking of bad odors, those of the stock yards have been greatlj' abated in the last few years and the mephitic stench of the Chicago river promises soon to be a thing of the past. One of the pleasant features of the long trolley rides now made possible is the per fumes through which one rides for quite a distance in the suburbs. Wild grapevines, crab apple blossoms, lilac, lavender and the clover flowers, to say nothing of myriads of common roses, make the air in places heavy with their delicious odor. MOUNTAINS OF THE DEEP. Drifting; leeliergrs of tl«e Newfound land Hanks and Their Ynrj- Ing Formations. Many miles off the coast of New foundland the bottom of the ocean rises in a remarkable way and forms a com paratively shallow basin enormous in extent and surrounded bj- water five miles deep. This region, says John Rus sell Davidson, in Woman's Home Com panion, is known as the Newfoundland Hanks, and is the famous trj sting-place of the merciless fogs and ice-clad brotherhood of the north. As these ice bergs approach the warmer climate the action of the sun and water upon them is remarkable, and does for them what the sculptor's chisel does for the block of marble. Out of shapeless masses appear forms of the finest ar chitecture; a drifting mountain careens, topples over, and finally twists itself into a beautiful cathedral or a manv-turreted fortress, set high upon an elevation of clearest marble; vast interiors formed by icy arches springing from great bi + s of a break ing berg; and all these forms draped with rich traceries of cream-white lace in designs undreamed of. Then, too. the melting ic.e on the crests of these bergs falls down the slippery sides and into the sea in streams and cascades; and, strange as it seems, this water is al ways fresh, despite the surrounding salt of the ocean. A Large Family. “What’s your name, young man?” inquired an employer of an applicant for a post as office boj\ “Revelations, sir,’’ was the reply. “Funnj* name that. Whose inspira tion was Revelations?’’ “Well, it was like this.” said the boj\ “My.eldest brothers were trip lets, and they were christened Mat thew, Mark and Luke, so father thought he’d better stick to the New Testament, and when I was born they’s got through it.” “Were you the last, then?” “Last but one, sir; they went to the Old Testament for the baby and called him ‘Numbers. ’ London Spare Moments. An Amateur Fisherman. Bride's Little Brother (to bride groom)—Did it hurt you much when she did it? Bridegroom—Wliat huit me? “The hook. Did it get into veur lip?” “1 don't know what you mean. Johnnj’.” Bride’s Mother —Leave the table this instant, Johnnj'. Bride's Little Brother—What for? I only wanted to know if it hurt him. You said that sis had fished for him a long time, but she hooked him at last, and I wanted to know if—” —N. E. Mug* azine. The Mural Humorist. Farmer Dunk (to his nag)—Whoa, there, Filipino! Whoa, confound you! Farmer llayroob—That’s a funny name fer a boss. Why in tuukett do j'e call him Filipino? Farmer Dunk B’cuz lie’s always runnin’ away.—Judge. Wasted Mud. “Did you ever try mud baths for j-oyr rheumatism?” “No. I once ran for a political office, but "that wr.s before rheumatism had asserted itself.” —Chicago Times-Her aid. . its min Items of Intelligence Relating to Affairs at the National Capital. EFFECT OF THE PRESIDENTIAL POLICY. Attitude of tlie Administration on the Chinese Affair—The Natural Result of Imperialism—The Democratic Declaration on Issues Empha alzed. [Special Correspondent:*.! The practical certainty that the for eign inhabitants of Peking have been murdered turns the ej'es of the coun try on Washington, to see what course the administration will take. Natural ly the indignation over the outrage causes various expressions of strong feeling, but it is generally' recognized that the administration is in a peculiar position. Almost any step that it takes will expose it to criticism from the vast number of people who have been view ing with alarm the policy of imperial ism. It is unofficially given out in adminis tration circles that troops will be rushed to China and that severe punish ment will be meted out to the nation which has been guilty of allowing the murder of our minister and many American citizens. Still, it is explicitly pointed out that no war will be declared against China, no matter how many troops it takes to carry out the intentions of the ad ministration, and that Chinamen will not be deported from this country while hostilities are going on. This sounds very- much like the ad ministration’s way of doing things. It is now carrying on one unauthorized war in the Philippines under another term. It is doing in the Philippines what it denounced in 1898 as “criminal aggression.” It is said just now that the adminis tration has no intention whatever of helping in the partition of China, but will only act with the other powers to punish that nation for the attack upon our citizens. But this assurance will not go very far with those who have watched McKinley’s course in the last two years. The administration has a very optimistic and facile way of mini mizing its imperialistic performances beforehand. On the Administration. Ex-Congressman James Hamilton Lewis puts the whole Chinese trouble squarely- up to the administration. He says: “I charge the Chinese outbreak di rectly upon the republican administra tion. It is the direct result of the an nouncement made by this government that the United States intended to en ter into the division of China. Since these assertions China has viewed us as invaders. Its assaults upon us are because of that feeling of our hostility to them. “During the last 15 years wherever missionaries have been killed it has de veloped that thej' had violated some sacred ritual of the Chinese faith. Oth er nations besides the Chinese visit the offender with death for such desecra tions. “It is apparent for the first time in the present generation that the Chi nese government has given sanction to an assault upon Americans and for eigners generally. “This is because our missionaries and ambassadors were regarded as the ad vance guard of a force determined to appropriate the Chinese empire.” Mr. Lewis goes on to point out that so long as we kept aloof from alliances with the continental powers the Chi nese government treated our people with consideration and gave us trade privileges. It was only when this administration was beguiled by England into an un derstanding that she would be helped In her policy' of despoiling China that the trouble began. Among others Mr. Lewis quotes ex- Minister Denby, while a member of the Philippine commission, speaking for the administration, as saying that the time had come “when we should join other powers in appropriating a re spectable sjJhere of China to ourselves.” Senator Lodge recently said that our government should “bear its responsi bilities in China and participate with the nations of the world in the division of that empire from the base of the Philippines.” Traits of Imperialism. Mr. Lewis remarks that we are now reaping the fruits of the harvest sown by this administration while under the influence of its dream of imperialism. He says: “We must take one of two courses: Humiliatingly step out of China with dead Americans unavenged, or proceed to revenge the infamy by marching our armies into a country which can band together a standing army equal to every man. woman and child we have in the United States and still not begin to exhaust thei/ surplus.” It is clear that if war is to be made in China we are both unprepared and unable to reach a victory, while losing the trade because we have made ene mies of the people. The question is. are our people still willing to take the woeful result which the policy of the administration, as proposed in the Philadelphia conven tion and admitted by the president in his speech at Canton, inevitably pre cipitates upon us? Is it to be empire of war and bankruptcy* or republic of peace and prosperity? It seems to be up to the administration. As if to emphasize imperialism as the most important issue, the news comes from the Philippines that Gen. Mac- Arthur not only cannot spare any troops from the Philippines, but that he actually needs 100,000 men to subdue the insurrection. The Filipinos are bet ter armed and in better shape to fight for their independence than they were a year ago. The net result of the Chinese trouble so far seems to be the loss of life among American citizens in Peking, the de feat of the Ninth regiment, acting with the allied forces at Tientsin, and the disabling of that splendid battleship, the Oregon. It has been known for months that the administration would be glad to wash its hands of the Philip pines, only that its understanding with Great Britain made the islands seem j an available base of supplies in case of trouble such as is happening in Chian now. Os course it rather upsets the plan not to be able to spare any troops from the Philippines. The Paramount Issue. Circumstances combine to emphasize the democratic declaration that impe rialism is the “paramount issue,” and of course militarism goes with it. Han na, Bliss and Heath are busily engaged in mapping out the republican cam paign on new lines. They had earnest ly' hoped that they' could force the dem ocrats to make the fight on the issue of 1C to 1, and thus divert attention from imperialism and the trusts. But it can not be done. The more honest section of the republican press is urging that the financial question was put into the background by the action of tlieTecent republican congress, and that the ad ministration forces are making an ab surd spectacle of themselves by trying to put up a man of straw. Afraid of the Record. As Chairman Richardson, of the dem ocratic congressional committee, re marked the other day: “The republic ans appear to be afraid to make the campaign on the record of this admin istration.” They feel that the less the people know about the facts the bet ter will be the republican chances for success. The democrats are putting lip a most vigorous congressional campaign from the Washington headquarters. There is every prospect that tlie next house will have a democratic majority. There were many things in the record of the recent republican congress that aroused the resentment of good citi zens. The attempt to put congress above the constitution in the Porto Rican matter was perhaps the gravest affront. In many close districts the republicans have practically given up the fight and concede the places to the democrats. ADOLPH PATTERSON. M’KINLEY DISTRUSTED. Beat Minds In the Republican Parly See tlie Weakness of tlie Administration. If the average observer were asked to name the three ablest and most re spected republicans now living, whom would he name? William McKinley, Mark Hanna and Theodore Roosevelt? Not if he were honest and thoughtful. Or would he name Thomas C. Platt, “Mat” Quay and Henry Cabot Lodge? Undoubtedly, a thoughtful observer would select ex-President Harrison, ex- Speaker Reed and Senator Hoar, of Massachusetts, if called upon to de cide. These men, although widely dif ferent, are the representatives of the best ability and character in the repub lican party' of to-day. Gen. Harrison was his own man every minute that he occupied the white house. There w r as no Hanna over him. He impressedihimself great ly upon his fellow-citizens as a man of sincerity' and force of character. Quite naturally, Gen. Harrison has little respect for McKinley, for whose admin istration the ex-president scarcely at tempts to conceal his contempt. The other day, talking to an interviewer, Gen. Harrison said that he “did not think that the republican party had pursued the rightful course with re gard to the trust question, and thought the administration was playing fast and • loose with the people on the matter. He regards the administration, however, as having been a wise one for the mo£t part, but admits that several grievous mistakes have been made in haifclling the reins of government.” When not talking for publication, he has d’amned the present administration with much fainter praise. He is known to take no stock in the Philippine and Porto Rico business. Thomas B. Reed, the brilliant ex speaker, whose equal in mental equip ment the McKinley outfit cannot pro duce, is notoriously out of sympathy with McKinleyism, and left public life rather than be compelled to defend the weak administration for which he feels so heartily a contempt. Senator Hoar, the “old' man elo quent,” is constrained, by affection for the party whose cradle he rocked, to stand by r the ticket; but everybody knows that neither his heart nor his brain is in the cause. How can McKinleyism, distrusted if not despised by the best minds in tlie republican party, expect the support of the people, or—most ridiculous of all appeal for democratic support on “pa triotic" grounds?—Albany Argus. OPINIONS AND POINTERS. A man who votes the republican ticket this year votes for no great prin ciple. Every' issue that made the re publican party great has been settled and all there is left of that once proud party is organization and discipline, a well-drilled army absolutely controlled by greed and selfishness.—Toledo Bee. The mills at Canton, 0., shut down to let their employes hear President McKinley's speech cf acceptance. If they can induce the workingmen to help reelect McKinley, the protected trusts and. “infant industries” can Well afford to stand the brief lay-off without taking it out of the men's wages.—Al bany Argus. The weakness of the Ilanna-Mc- Kinley syndicate before the people is shown in the eagerness and persistence with which they urge the currency question upon public attention in this campaign. The paramount issue is that which was declared at Kansas City to be such, and nothing can set aside that fact. —Boston Post. to trust oligarchism, imperialism and Hannaism can be fully polled in Novem ber the result need not be considered doubtful. It remains only for the managers of the democratic ticket to get out the vote. Upon their ability and success in that matter will hang the decision.—Washington Times. The handling of the revenues has been such that the piling up of sur pluses in the vaults is now threaten ing a scarcity of funds in circulation for commercial needs this fall, which can only be relieved by using these un necessary taxes in the open market to purchase bonds at a big premium, and thus enrich the bond speculator at the expense of the masses. Either this or a virtual panic now confronts the country and is the visible and tangi ble answer to the beasts of “skillful financiering” which republican organa and platforms are £0 baldly making,- - j Houston Post. ■ :::::: ” _ " ' The Cause of Free Silver. 1 THE TRUST QUESTION. Closely Allied to tlie Monetary Prob lem-Monopolies tlie Result of Falling Trices. The trust question is more easily understood than the money question. The appreciation of money is slow, while the rise in the price of trust-made Articles is sufficiently rapid to attract attention. When prices fall a little each year, the friends of a rising dollar talk about over-production, improved machinery, etc.; but when prices rise rapidly and the trusts declare large dividends, the connection between cause and effect is so direct and obvious that only those blinded by partisanship can fail to see it. The trust question was in tlie cam paign of 1890, and the menace of the trust was then pointed out, but the warning was unheeded. Now the heavy hand of monopoly is laid upon so many that there is a growing protest against a system which permits a few 7 men to control each branch of the industry, fix the rate of wages, the price of raw materials and the price of the finished product. Unitl four years ag'o no re publican of prominence defended the trusts; now the republican leaders speak of the trusts in guarded terms. The Ohio platform recently adopted demands that “so-called trusts shall be regulated from time to time and so re stricted as to guarantee immunity fr#m hurtful monopoly." 'I he word “hurtful” is as broad as charity, and enables the trust defender to shield every trust behind the plea that it is not hurtful. A monopoly is not hurtful to those who operate it, and if they can control the government they will be sure to decide that it is not hurtful to anj'one. The recent action of the barbed-Avire trust illustrates several phases of this question. It shows that a monopoly can raise prices when it desires to do so; and it also shows that monopoly will raise prices when it can. It shoAvs how an artificial rise in price will lessen consumption and thus decrease the de mand for labor; it showshoAv a monop oly 7 canshut doAvn factories to Avork off the stock, throwing upon the laborer the burden of maintaining prices (in this case 12 factories Avere shut doAvn and 6,200 men thrown out of employ ment); it shoAvs hoAA 7 eA 7 en the stock holders may be victimized if the man ager desires to speculate in stock; and it further shoAvs lioay those in charge of a great monopoly may in the future bring great Avealth to political friends by disclosing intended raids on the stock market and thus earn legislature favors. The ordinary forms of bribery sink into insignificance when com pared Avith this new and more danger ous method. That this is no idle fear is evident from the testimony' taken by the senate committee Avhich investi gated official speculation in sugar stock. That monopolies contribute to campaign funds is also shown by the testimony taken by- another senate committee. A few great monopolies ’■could, Avithout loss to themselves, make on the stock market enough to supply a campaign fund as enormous as that used bj' the republican party- in 1896. On the trust question, as on the mon ey question, the line is draAvn between those Avho believe that money- is the only thing to be considered and those aa-lio believe the people have rights Avhicli should be respected. The republican party- cannot be re lied upon to deal with the trust ques tion. The sympathies of those avlio control the policies of the republican party are entirely Avith organized wealth in its contest against the masses. An eA-idence of this is to be found in the fact that the trusts have grown more rapidly under the current administration than in all tlie preA’ioas history of the country. This remark able growth slioavs that, at this time, the trust magnates neither fear the en forcement of the present laAv nor the enactment of new and more stringent laws. While the inspiring cause of mo nopoly' is to be found in a selfish desire to enjoy the fruits of monopoly, several things have contributed to its groAA'th and success. First, a constant fall in prices has led people Avho invested money in plants to seek in combination a protection against loss upon their investments. The republicans do not propose to t akeawny this incentive to the organization of trusts. Second, railroad discriminations have some times given to a faA'ored corporation an immense advantage over less fortu natceompetitors. The republican party is not only- not trying to reform the tariff in the interests of the people, but it boasts of tlie Ilingley law as a panacea for all economic ills. While state legislatures can do much congressional action is necessary to complete the destruction of the trusts. A state can prcA-ent the creation of a a monopoly within its borders and can also exclude a foreign monopoly. But this remedy is not sufficient; for. if a monopoly really exists and is pre\-ent ed from doing business in any state, the people of that state will be deprived of the use of that particular article un til it can be produced within the state. Instead of shutting a monopoly out of one state and leaving it 44 states to do business in, we should shut it tip in the state of its origin and take the other 44 away from it. This can be done by an act cf congress making it neces sary for a corporation, organized in any state, to take out a license from the federal government before doing business outside of that state, the li cense not to interfere, however, Avith regulations imposed by other states. Such a license, granted only upon evi dence that there is no water in the stock of the corporation, and that it has not attempted and is not at tempt ing to monopolize any branch of business or the production of any arti cle of merchandise, would compel the dissolution of existing monopolies and prevent the creation of new ones. — Na rional Watchman. A Marvel nf Economy. A billion dollar congress was regard ed as a wonder a few years ago. Nowit would be looked upon as a marvel o: aconomy.— lllinois State Register. THE PRICE OF SILVER. - Effect of the Opening; of China—Bi metallism Would Provide a More Permanent Relief. The opening- of China, it is claimed • in financial circles, will advance the ’ pi'ice of silver. While there may be - something in that, nothing would so t quickly advance the price and keep it at a fair price as the return of the 1 United States to the money of the ! constitution, silver and gold, at the ; old established ratio. Os course, as ' long as this country provides all Eu i rope with cheap silver there is no 5 prospect either for a marked advance i in the price or a steady market. The market quotations ior bar silver are now less than one-half of what the sil ? ver price would be were this country J to return to bimetadism. The silver purchased here for European account is coined in England, in France and t Germany. Our people produce the } metal and sell it at bargain-counter i prices to Europe, where through the ' inexpensive process of coining it at 1 once is more than doubled in value. The money used in everyday trans i actions in England, France and Ger -3 many is silver coin. That silver the • American people produce and sell to 1 them, the finest quality, for less than ; half the amount their coined and - alloyed money —shillings, francs and ■ marks—represents. By returning to 1 the money of the constitution the 1 price of silver would at once advance 1 from GO cents per ounce to $1.29. = That is what the producer of silver in 1 this country would receive for hia i product. England, France and Ger ? many would not cease to purchase sil -1 ver of us, but they would be forced to pay the full price and the difference i of G 9 cents on each ounce, the differ -5 ence between the present price and ,■ the then ruling one, would be trans ) ferred from the pocket of the Euro pean to that of the American pro s ducer. But the party in power here l is satisfied to provide all Europe with - cheap silver at the expense of the - American miner. The opening of f China will bring no lasting relief. If [- we ever expect to obtain a permanent, i fair price for the white metal we i must go to work and establish the - price ourselves by a return to a basis -of bimetallism at tne old established - ratio. Then the producer instead of 1 the consumer will reap the benefit.— f Denver Post. THE BUSINESS MAN. s How His Interests Are Affeete.l by a Trnst-Controlled Market— A Dangeron-s Situation. Fluctuations in prices are not liked . by -business men. Os course, occasion ally they turn to the merchant’s ad r vantage, as for instance when the . trusts increased the selling price of , their products all the way from 100 ' to 200 per cent, and the retailer had a . good stock on hand. All such come in for a share of the profits, and were ’ willing to believe the trusts a good . thing. Since then, howsver, condi t tions have changed. After the indns trial combines had advanced the sell ing price of their products to the very top notch permissible under the Dinglev tariff, they soon perceived a ' marked decrease in sales, because the earning power of the people had not kept step witn the advance in prices. Gradually trust prices began to show a falling tendency. It was then that the merchant who had laid in a large stock at top prices began to find I out how the trust could hurt him- The trust had taken his money when ' prices were at the highest point and ' had then decreased them until no profit was left to the dealer. A trust-controlled market neces sarily is fraught with danger to the average business man, who never ’ knows from one day to another how he stands, inasmuch as the combine can advance or decrease selling prices at pleasure.—Denver Post. Trouble In "Wall Street. Most of the commission houses and I speculators in Paradise alley have now i lost all they have made in the rise in 1 the past two years, and begin to see t there is nostability in goldpriceson the 1 gold basis. They begin to see what Gen. Warner has so often stated, that when business is at flood tide the fact is re -1 alized there is not money enough in the > shape of cash legal tenders for business and speculation. After the election of McKinley in ’96 we had the severest de pression Wall street has ever known, which continued nearly six months, ' and until it was seen that there were short crops abroad. During my 30 years in Wall street I have never seen such long faces and so much gloom as there was in Wall street at the time i Meeting Mr. Keene one spring morning in ’97 he remarked: “What a condition of affairs! It is sheer and stark stag i nation. I rather fancy some of those smart chaps down here who howled about 50-cent dollars wish they could • get some of them now.” Turkish Time System. A recent visitor to Constantinople reports one custom of the Turks • which causes a vast deal of trouble , and confusion. This is the Turkish . system of reckoning time. A Turk . holds that the day begins exactly at . sunset; at that time he sets his clock! and watches at the hour of 12. As , the sun has the same habits in pre , siding over Turkey that he exercises r with regard to other localities, it may easily be seen that this system of , reckoning time necessitates setting the clocks every day. It appears that . a watch which could run for weeks . without gaining or losing a minute would be of no special value to s . Turk. —X. V. Sun. Terribly Revengeful. Carrie —I think Tom is the most re ‘ vengeful person 1 ever met. Bcrtlm —Wlmt has Tom been doin& now? '•Oh, it isn’t that he has been doirg anything; hut the horrid thing h* • said about Willy Webber! He said fc wished he was a dentist, and ha ■ Willy to operate on. Isn’t he te? rible!”—Boston Tiar>scripw FRILLS OF FASHION. Pretty Trifles That Go to Make lp tlie Modiflh Cos tu mes, Fluffy beruffled and over-trimmed parasols have become so common that the only possibility of distinctive ele gance in this article of dress lies in its simplicity. Perfectly plain silk in any pretty color which harmonizes with the costume is in good style, but whatever decoration there is must be dainty and unusual in some way. The latest novelty is hand painted with one bunch of flowers, or one butterfly on one side done in either lighter or dark er colors than the silk. The prettiest example of a hand-painted parasol is one of white crepe de chine decorated with delicate garlands of pompon roses and small incrustations of lace. Sun shades of spotted foulard or linen are very popular for morning use, while those of plaid silk with fringe on the edge are well up in the list of novel ties. Other foulard parasols show van dykes of lace insertin with a band of black velvet ribbon a the edge. Rows of fine gold braid sewn on a band of pale blue silk form the border on another parasol, and some of the pretty new ones have gimps of tucks for their only trimming. Something decided and pronounced without being showy or fussy is the latest style, says the New York Sun. Louisine and talfeta silks under a new name, or rather series of names, are the popular silks of the moment. Favrile, and the diamantine, which shows the prettiest changeable effects, are both taffetas with new names, and then there is a pretty new silk canvas which reminds one of the sewing silk grenadine. Sashes of China silk tied at the back with loops turning up in the old-fash ioned way are worn with muslin gowns. Enameled jewelry has come back to us again more beautiful than ever, and the special chic thing is shown in the belt buckles, either turquoise blue, em erald green or red, oval in shape and quite plain if you like. Some of them are ornamented in filigree designs or with flowers and birds. Hats of all kinds, shapes and condi tions are in fashion, but the latest thing from Paris is a modernized poke, trimmed with a large bow of ribbon, silk or velvet and one, two or three small bunches of roses well forward on the brim. The crown is medium high, tapering a little toward the top, and the brim, drooping in the back, is ma nipulated in curves to suit the face and raised a little underneath at one side with a short band and small bow. Reports of soft, full hat strings of tulle embroidered in colors on the ends come to us from Paris, but the Amer ican woman has not adopted them yet. FREEZING ICE CREAM. Some Points Tlint Will Materially Aid Those Who Make Their Own Cream. The question is often asked: Can ice cream be frozen rapidly? Machines of different kinds which accomplish this >vorlc in five rainut or «.r*e oireF6Cl for sale, and there is no doubt that they will, if used according to direc tions, accomplish their purpose. In fact, says the New York Tribune, any first-class ice cream freezer, if packed in the same way, will do the same thing. It requires no special freezer to do this. No ice cream freezer will freeze cream to a smooth, creamy, even consistency such as the best ice cream should possess in less than ten min utes, with the time taken for whip ping, beating and packing it down,- for the period of rest in the freezer which such a cream should have before it is served. There are at least half a dozen varieties of ices. Some of these require rapid freezing; some slower freezing. Some are rough, like a “gran ite,” others “mossy” like a mousse, others simply solidified’, like a sherbet or w-ater ice, and- some creamy, though firm, like an ice cream. Any first elass ice cream freezer made of the best materials, as any of those which have been tested by time are made, will do all this. It will freeze a cream quickly, when it will be rough as a granite should be, or more slowly, al lowing time for opening and scraping the sides of the can and beating the frozen and unfrozen mixture together to make a smooth, creamy ice. Any iee cream should rest after it is frozen in the packing of ice and salt around it, covered from the air, at least two hours. It does no harm if it rests six hours. A great many ices, especially fruit ices, are now frozen frappe. These are especially grateful served in the evening of a hot day in little glasses. They are sometimes served at dinners after the roast course. In preparing any of these ices, remem ber to use abundance of fruit juice. The fruit juice in some cases cannot he diluted with water in the least, but must be used pure. Each one of the va riety of ices is differently trealed when of ices is differently treated when frozen, and owes its special excellence as much to the process of freezing as to the process of preparation; there fore, the most minute directions for freezing it will be given. Any good first-class freezer, even a long slender can of tin, properly packed in a pail of ice and salt, will do the work of freezing any of these different ices if the directions we intend to give are carefully carried out. Glnßerlircad I,oaf. Melt four ounces of butter in a basin and stir into it by degrees a tea cupful of molasses. Add half a tea spoonful of mixed spice, one teaspoon ful of ground ginger, one teaspoonful of carbonate of soda and a teacupful of warm milk. Sprinkle in sufficient flour (stirring the ingredients all the time) to bring the cake mixture to the consistency of a thick batter, beat it well, add two tabiespoonfuls of split raisins which have been lightly dredged with flour and a tablespoon ful of chopped lemon peel, candied. Butter a cake tin, dust it with flour, pour in the mixture and bake it in a moderately quick oven.—Washing ton Star. A Draw, Tommy —Hello. Jimmy, what kep' you ? Jimmy —Me and the old man had an argument. He wanted me to haul some coal into the back yard. “How did it end?” “In a draw; I drawed it.” — Answers. IT’S ALL IN A NAME. One Reason Why the Conservative Segro Wlittewaslier Loat HU Occupation. “What’s in a name?” asked Shakes peare. Everything, may be answered, and no one has made the answer more plain to the ordinary mortal than Booker T. Wash ington, the noted colored orator, says the Chicago Times-Herald. While lecturing in Omaha last winter he paused in. the midst of his remarks and asked: “How many negro boys in Omaha are learning a mechanical trade?” And from the vast audience came the re ply: “Not one.” Then Mr. Washington proceeded to tell the negro boys what they should do. The old colored man with his brush and pail of whitewash once made a good living. But he was a whitewasher.” The first thing he knew a white man came along with an assortment of brushes and several colors of wash under fancy names. The white man called himself an “interior decorator,” and the old colored man’s'job was gone for ever. “You negro hoys,” continued Mr. Wash ington, “must become interior decorators, for the whitewashing job is done.” TAKING THE CENSUS. An Enumerator Meets with One Woman Who Didn’t Withhold Any of the Details. “Oh, yes, I know you are the census man. Warm day, take a seat. I’ve gotten all the facts for you. My husband, John Moore, is 40; I am 32; we have seven children; they are all well now.” “But —” put in the census man, relate* the Pittsburgh Chronicle. “Yes, yes; you needn’t ask me any ques tions. I’m telling you fast as I can. Tommy, our oldest boy, had the measles when he was three. He first began to walk when he was eight months old and the day after he was ten months old he could walk clear around the room without holding on to anything. He fell down the stairs when he was four years three months and thirteen days old, but it didn’t hurt him any, and he liked ice cream from the first time he ever tasted it. I can’t get him to eat gravy, but he had his first piece of steak when he was 15 months old. Johnnie, the next to the oldest —” “Madam, stop, stop,” cried the enumera tor, “answer my questions. I don’t want to know any more about your children.” And then the woman got angry and the census taker also lost his temper and left. Family Tics Exhausted. At one of the great department stores the other day a young man was indulging in airy persiflage with the pretty shop girl behind the counter while waiting for his change. “What a wonderful place you have here! he said. “What do you sell?” “Everything,” was the reply. “Every thing?” was the incredulous comment. “What do you mean by everything?” “Just what I say,” responded the girl. “Anything you want we can supply you with here.” l ‘Oh, you can, eh?” commented the preten tious Alexander. “Well, let me look at some family ties.” Without remark, but with demure countenance, the girl went away, but in a moment returned and said: “1 am sorry, hut the manager tells me that we are just out of family ties, owing to the great demand. Perhaps you’d like to look at some family jars?” The young man de cided, however, that the latter was an un desirable commodity, and he would hav* none of it.—N. Y. Tribune. He Got Posted. It was an open car. 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