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The Sisseton weekly standard. (Sisseton, Roberts County, S.D.) 1892-1929, October 11, 1912, Image 7

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Suggestions For the Making of Some
Practical Presents.
It is not too soon to start making
Christmas gifts. One of the best se
lections for this early start is a bag.
Too often a girl's one notion of a
workbag is the hackneyed round bot
tomed affair Willi silk lop. TIii. is
always good, but lacks novelty. So
does the oblong bag. with a draw
string: at (lie top. and the knitting bag
of silk or organdie gathered to big
oval hoops.
Where such types are preferred
make the bottom nf bronzed leather,
bound with brown silk braid, and use
for the top an ecru canvas of fancy
weave. Work around the center with a
cross stilch a two inch baud with
shades of brown brightened with a
very little orange. I.ine with ruv.uv"
niessuline or oilier thin silk and u«e
brown .satin ribbon for the draw
strings. Tlits development is less couj
inonplace than the usual siik top.
A stylish oblong bag may be made
of Chinese embroidery, which can be
bought in strips of different width in
the oriental shops, i.ine with satin in
rich oriental tones, usually the pre
dominating one of the embroidery, or
If that is in metallic colors on white
or black ground have the liabig em
erald green, mandarin red or the new
pink orange. Never it.-- metallic cords
for di'itw'strings. They are effective,
but cut the material of the bag.
A yard of Turkish (mve'iag makes
8 serviceable knitting bag when
bined with oval rings. loi it with
coin shaped dots in color. They may
be worked around and around in '-bain
stitch, with but one »hado used to a
dot.—Philadelphia Ledger.
Salt and vinegar have been found ex
cellent in cleaning water bottles.
The Mountain Peak Hat
This picturesque chapeau is known as the mountain peak hat. It is a
•ervlceable outing lmi of gray felt bound with white braid and adorned with a
Jaunty white feather at the side. It is particularly attractive for voutht'ul
How a bnUal couple turued the tallies on
Woman and the Household!
Stove polish mixed with vinegar and
a small bit of sugar will give additional
and more lasting luster.
To take stains from hands use a half
euplu! of coarse cornrueaI and one citji
1 1 of strong viueiia:'. Wash and rub
the hands well in (hi- rinse in warm
Betore beginning to peel onions
grease your linger tip- liberally with
butter or lard or dripping. Not a trace
of odor from the onion wit] ciitig to
your hands.
Save colored twiae that comics in
around parcel*, etc. (,'rochcieil with a
eo u-e crocheting pin it wiil make lit
tle mats, witii scalloped borders, us'el'ul
for hot dishes. etc
To he fashionable the women
of 1111: insist wear more hair than
J. ever. The coiffure must be
•y* more elaborate. 1'ii'Vs. eiirN and
braids, both natural anil extra.
will reaeh the zenith of their
popularity during the coming
*easie. The et'est of the pepu
lar iiaird,easing st.v'es wel be
the iiiareci wave, la'.icis of
a tional llaiidresser.
A "Fly" Pair
In Cr.se of Sore Throat.
For sore throat get one te:isiioout'ul
of common baking soda, dissolve in
a glassful of hot water and gargi"
three times a day. It is a,'.so a good
preventive. l!o this once or twice a
week and yon wlli no contract any
complaint, that mav lie in vour lo
idle wctlduij,' guests.—Chieago
Layer ruff Cake.-For this the in
-n d.Vnts nre (wo eupfuls of sugar,
three upfuis ..f rlour, one cupful of
bitttcr. one cupful of sweet milk, three
i". is and three lahiespnonfuls of bak
ing powder, l'.eat tile whites find'stir
in with the tlottr. This is delicious
verved with tilling.
i)."! I'lalie ('ookies With Fruit.-Have
ready one egg. one cupful of sugar, one
'uoful of sour milk, two cupful* of
rolled oats, two eupfuls of dour, two
thirds of a cupful of chopped raisins,
two talilespo infills of shortening, cln
nainon and nutmeg to suit the taste.
Mix and bake like ordinary cookies.
Apple Meringue i'ie.-Choose ripe,
.iuio.v apples. Pare and cook until ten
der. season with nutmeg and lemon,
sweeten to taste. Press through a
sieve and till a nicely baked shell with
the mixture (.'over with a meringue
made by boating to a stiff froth two or
three egg whites and add a tnb'espoon
ful of powdered sugar to each white.
Flavor to taste. Hake in a moderate
oven until meringue is firm.
Spanish I!uns.—due and one-half
eupfuls butter, three eggs, one cupful
sour milk, one teaspoonful soda, two
and one-halt' eupfuls Hour, one tea
spoonful cloves, two teaspoonfuls cin
namon. one-half cupful each of chop
ped lints and raisins. Cream the but
ter and raisins, add well beaten eggs.
Sift all dry ingredients, reserving part
of the Hour to sprinkle over the fruit
and alternate with tile milk. Bake in
gem pans.
Cheaj) Sponge Cake.— Meat the yolks
of three eggs until thick and lemon col
ored. add one cupful of sugar gradual
ly aud continue heating: then add one
tiiblespooiifui of hot water, one cupful
of Hour sifted with one and one-half
tea spoonfuls of baking powder and
one-fourth teaspoonful of salt, the
whites of three eggs lien ten until stiff
and two tablespoonfuls of vinegar.
Hake for thirty-live minutes in a mod
erate oven in a buttered and lloured
cake pan.
Even the prudent and the good
have before now hesitated to ex
plain the mutual differences
2nd have dwelt in siierice upon
their imaginary grievances until
circumstances have become so
enlanrcled that in that critical
juncture, when a calm explana
tion would have snvetl all par
ties. an understanding was im
possible. And thus if domestic
confidence had bjen earlier es
tablished between them, if love
and kind forbearance had mu
tually animated and expanded
their hearts, it might not. per
haps. even yet have been too late
to save them.—Goethe.
Baking Sweet Potatoes.
I A quick way to bake sweet potatoes
is to p.it them in hot water for fifteen
minutes before placing them in the
A SmalJ Worm Js Responsible For This
The "jiunpin.u hr:iiu" 'vhi.-li is niwnys
*un» to •.'Xrit the WMi'ler of ihnse who
h:iv» not s»*eM this spei-inuMi of
ilw vegetable kiiu^lofu. Is tin* prothtrL
iii" t\ sjfiall hush ^!T«»ws in ihe
jmjj'JJjiM'J) |i.J3'i m* Mo.iJ'-o. Wiihiii e.'ii'h
l.N.s^oni :u*e ••IVi-wh*'* s» edx ml a
tlill'ii. wlih-ii lh h« !K' of small. e\
aolive worm. v.!hse pen'orui
••nii-i's tvsponsihle for {lie fii
(liirj of !li/..' iMvm. When ihis woj-jji
«*nu from iis pri^m ii heroines a
beautifully e«»ioivl u:h. The seeds of
the j".i»!pi:i^ hem hios.-o»u in the inon li
of May. Then lh»» ui»ili
perils one epx 0:1 ihe pollen of lite
ll'Mvor. As the Mower *»v-veI"j'S it furuis
a nan.u'ular shapoti *h !1 on I wo sjl«-s
v. ilh a t-onvex shape »n the other.
Within ihis ihe rhry.-alls develops iit«o
a -»rayisii hrown wusmh aiio-.it oii«»-fe.*uh
of an inrh in tiiaineior ami ahout one
half aii invU in leuuih. This worm
lives inside its cyll for a period of six
inoijMis. until 'he middle of Xoveui
her. 'J iien. riiinatm conditions he:n^r
favorable, it horc^ a ho.e tiirosi^ii ihe
oi* jt.i she and fJies away as. a
A Game That Will Break'Up Stiffnors
111 Any Party.
This is a frame citleii.'ated to hre.ik
tip any stlfl'ne-'s In a party and is much
enjoyed by children, even some of lar
ger .irrowth:
I'laee a row of eliairs two less in
number than the players.. For exam
ple, i? there are ten players put eiirht
chairs. The players then take hoid of
each other's dress or coat so as to
make a chain. One stands h'iiulfoldvd.
with stick in hand, and sinus:
Take your seat ck soon :is you can
When you'ie catted by the signalman
The others walk solemnly round the
chairs till the leader dives three quid:
taps with her stick oil the floor, when
each one endeavors to set a chair. Two
are. of course, left out. the blind one
anl another, who becomes signalman,
the former signalman .loininc the
chain. These resume their walk and
watch for the next signal. Each time
He Sentenced to Die Drank
to Him.
I Another contribution to "Napoleoul
ana" is the collection of mc-taories and
,jf tli» army surgeon Barou
tV's.ncuei, who was with the Fgyp.
tia:i expedition. One day hi- found
igejj,. Ite.'iiiharuais a sleep in Uie.saml
in He desert of Uamauich. "Wake
up. Fit^ene: wake up! Tins repose
does not Mill either your name or pro
Ic-'sion. ,\ man of wrr must be with
out rest :u:d without pity." anoth
or oecjisiiiM Napoleon had condemned
i'era! of his pet Crenadiers to death
for looting and murder. His reflec
tions. made to I'esguettes. are worth
"My sentence on the Cretiadler.s of
t.i- Thi'-ty second regiment cost me
dear, but I was obtLed to do it. A
commander in chic'' must have a tre
niendor.s power. How can yo'i reason
ablv ipiestion jhe right of a man to
whom the state sometimes entrusts
I lie lives of a hundred thousand troops
to punish such serious offenses as he
.deems lit I convicted these (irena
dler.s before punishing them! When I
seized Antoine by the collar and said
to Tiitn, 'Come, miserable wretch, and
let me confront you with your accom
plice.' he was confounded.
"Hut what men- fellows to win
battle by themselves! Perhaps the
corner::I has won some. You did not
see how 1
hey died I.Ike Caesars,
showing their affection for me. One
of their comrades went to drink with
them in prison and remarked. 'Per
haps there was some truth in the
charge, else liomiparte would not have
condemned you.' 'Be silent,' was the
answer. 'You do not know what you
are saying, lie was deceived again,
as he often has been before, but no
matter—let us drink to his health.'
And when the time came for the ex
(cation they marched steadily out and
stood calmly before the tiring party.
saying. 'This is how the Orenadiers of
the Thirty-second die.' Afterward tne
ollicers came to see me. but I would
not receive them: hut. faith. I pity
those upon whom the Thirty-second
may fall on the tlrsf occasion that pre
sents itself for them to wipe out the
remembrance of all tills'."
No Remedy.
A woman consulted an oculist about,
her husband's eyesight, saying sin
wanted a very strong pair of glasses
for him.
"I fear I cannot recommend glasses
without lirst seeing your husband,"
the oculist said.
"He won't come at any price." was
the reply.
"Thou tell me something about him.
'in lie see objects at a distance or
does lie experience dilliculty when
reading'? For Instance, could lie see
that pigeon which is flying up above
"Rather." the woman said. "He'd
spot a pigeon on wiug quicker than
heM see an aeroplane, especially if
he'd got a bet on it. What I wants
yer to core is his shortsightedness
when he's seek in' work. lie's been
looiai,' fur job ten years and never
seen one to suit his fastidious eyesight
The oculist regretted fJi.it he could
not deal with the case.—1Tit-Bits.
Of Interest to the Children
affor iho first Huiir is removed. iml
those wlm arc loft without out* are
"out t»f the u'amo" exropt iho one made
signalman. Th»» oim* to «Tip ure ?h«*
last hair wins he .uan «'.
i':i-sin. an accomplished flr.te
pla ver. has a canary which dWphy
{extraordinary intcr«'~i in its youu^
inasior'-. masicej aitainments. While
the hoy i'}:iy i!jc )»jrd perches on hK
lingers, licppin-j from one to another
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while its master manipulates the keys,
aci ompanyiiiu the music with his own
sonu.' His sister meanwhile provides
a pianoforte accompaniment.
Do Good Work or Nona.
You are learniiiu: a trade, my hoy.
That is a Kood tiling. It is better than
U'lld—brinsrs a larjje premium. Hut to
brinu a premium the trade must be
perfect—no plated silver affair. \\''hen
you uo to lean: a trade ill so with the
determination to win. to lie at the head
of the line, to depend upon yourself
for a position and holding it. Make up
.vour tulnd what you will he. and lie it.
Do not whittle around. Jint ho 1 your
upper.lip close down and labor for the
future. Ee too.! work ma or let the
Job out.— American Boy. I
The debonair Auguste de la Vergne
had clung, iron willed, to the youth
of his mind, though it was Indis
putably true that age had crept pre
maturely mi his .'ace. After a fashion
lie loved his wife and daughters. He
would have been proud to have given
them every advantage that had been
theirs for generations. They had ceas
ed to lie interested in these dreams.
There was nothing more fundamental
ly wearisome than his pretenses.
"I can do something." Antoinette re
peated. with gentle emphasis. "Ma
ehere. we will 'take count of stock.' as
Marie's husband says about his store."
"Ie/ir heart, onr most valuable •as
set,' is our family name."
The Player Who Is "Stumptd" Must
Pay Forfeit or Quit.
The players sit in a circle. Kaeh
chooses an animal and it^l- his neigh
bor why lie should wish to be the ani
mal he has cho.scii -for example
J. 1 choose au elephant.. Why should
I \\,s|i to
Th IV-'ek's llIustrated Story
1' is miserably true, ma chore.
Maria refused positively to fol
low Antoinette and myself to
town and carry our scarfs, um
brellas -md parcels. She said to be a
maid in a great family did not compare
with her self respect as an individual."
Vivientic de la Vergtie disconsolately
threw herself on the window seat.
Mine, de la Vergne was looking over
bills at the escritoire. Without an
swering her daughter, she buried her
face In her arms ami wept.
'The last rose of summer left
blooming alone." sang Antoinette, the
other daughter, ns she came dowu the
hall and entered the room.
"!t seems," she added pleasantly,
"that am the last rose."
"Pere is walking the floor In the li
brary," she continued. "He is horribly
distrait. He told ine Vlvlenne's jewels
went last night."
"My jewels!" cried Vivienne. sud
denly aroused and thoroughly alarmed.
Madame lifted Iter tear stained face.
"Vlvienne's jewels also'.-" she reiter
ated dismally.
"Also," answered Antoinette bitterly
—"also. That Is not the point. He
grieves because they are the last things
lie can legitimately take. 1 am of age.
and my belongings are mine. 'To
think,' he says, '1 shall be compelled
to steal from my own family!'
Vivienne rushed from the room In a
Antoinette, going to her mother, put
her arms around her.
"I'd lie a help, ma ehere."
"Antoinette, what could you do—you.
the daughter of Marquis Auguste de
In Vergne. the great-granddaughter of
Vivienne Casnavette, who was one of
the maids of honor to Marie Antoi
nette? My whole life has been a se
ries of negations. This is Just one
more. The tlrst trial was when we
lost our ancestral home in France."
Madame always said "we lost." She
would not acknowledge she lived with
gambler, even though a gentleman.
The little pretense was a mutter of
self respect. "The next to go was our
villa just out of New Orleans. Since
you were a wee child we have livefl
in this orange grove in Florida. Your
father always would play as a gentle
man. losing thousands at a single
game. flh. these games, elusive sirens,
luring him on to destruction, poor
The Family Name
one? A. Hcoause you
would never lose your trunk iu travel
'-J- 1 wish to be a l.,g. Why? A.
r.ccause it is inteillyeul and faithful.
1 wish to be a monkey. Why? A..
Ni tluit you mi^ht play even more
tricks than you do liow.
I should like to be a deer. Why?
A. Vo-,1 are one already. (A forfeit may
I enacted tor a bad juni.t
.». I choose to Ije a lion. Why'/
Because you always wish for power.
And so oil around the circle. The oue
answering ives the next ipiestion.
When a player cannot ive an answer
or one that is satisfactory he must pay
forfeit or drop out of the ifame.
Government Maintains Thousands of
Them at Yearly Cost of $15 Each.
Uncle Sam tins thousands of cats,
which he employs at a cost of about
$l.j a year each. The government
maintains In the Philippine Islands a
KiuuJJ army of "cold storage" cats. At
the Immense cold storage depot at Ma
nila. where (.Teat quantities of provi
sions are kept, cuts are most uecen
sury. and at the establishment of that
post some of the famous cold storage
breed were sent there.
This breed originated in the j_-reut
warehouses of a cold storage company
and has developed special qualifica
tions for enduring extreme cold. These
cold storace cats are short tailed and
chubby, with lonp and heavy
l'ran. isco Ary.onaut.
Two N«MI.
Cross the second tinker tightly over
the lirst finder. Then as the tinkers
are crossed straddle Ihe two finger
etuis so as Hi catch the bridge of the
nose in twtweeii the two lingers close
to the crossing. Move the crossed pair
of fingers along the bridge, ami you
will think that you have two uoses.
"I am not so sure." mused Antoi
nette. "There are hordes of people
good people, too who would give any
thing to be a guest at our home, to be
able to speak with familiarity of our
belongings. You and 1. dearest, will go
through the house and put a price on
what we would be willing to Bell
Madame dramatically clasped her
"You do not mean we would sell our
belongings to a vulgar mob like coin
mun tradesiieople.'" she cried.
.no, lo! We would give a little 'at
i.ome' or 'tea,' very informal. You
could wear your black lace, and the
lace scarf thrown over your shoulders
would hide the hole in the back:
Vivienne her cream colored silk, the
one made out of grandmother'* tea
gown, nud 1 the violet chiffon with
black velvet.
"Then." she continued, "we would
invite a choice few—thirty perhaps,
not more. Believe me. they will cut out
every engagement to accept an Invlta-
''You do not mean would our
belongings to a common mob?"
tion to the first entertainmeut given
by the l»e l:i Vet'giies. See, mother,
using our asset No. l.onr family name.
After they have been here some time
we will casually remark: "We are idl
ing back to New Orleans. We are dis
tressed about our collection of an-",
tiques. We are going to board, and
articles of »nch value we really cannot
After much debute uud family con
ferences the "tea" was given. Punch
was served in the library. Ice* and
cake In ihe dining room. On the ve
randa were confections and fruit. Th«
guests bought freely.
Kvery woman there took particular
pains to cull immediately on all her
best friends who were not among the
chosen ami casually to refer to "th«
other afternoon at the De la Vergnes'
1 picked up so and so. They would
hardly part with It even to me. I to Id
madamc I could not buy it. Just to
give if to me, and I would leave a few
gold pieces in the cabinet for oue of the
girls." Invariably It was followed bjr
the remark. "My husband thought It
rather high, but 1 did not, considering
the associations and no on."
Those thirty women were the envy
of every person of means lu the city.
They schemed how they, too, could
manage an invitation. Not being a
public sale, an Invitation was a neces
sity. in about l.wo weeks Antoinette
in her mother's name telephoned the
chosen thirty telling each one to bring
a few friends-she could trust them,
she knew—and spend another after
noon at the Chateau de Fleur.
Tills time a different costume was
arranged for the three ladles of the
household. The second "tea'' was even
greater success than th tlrst Oue
dozen of Napoleon's breakfast plate*
sold for $200 and a Persian rug for
$900. The bank account was growing
to most encouraging proportion*. Tbo
trouble now was they had really few
pieces left they cared to sell.
"It is a miserable ahatue.'' wept An
toinette, "after we have created the dt~
maud, established the fad. we cannot
create the supply."
Unheard of circumstance! The nert
morning Antoinette drove to the city
alone and unattended.
Arriving at the telegraph office, An
toinette wired to certain dealers in an
tiques. little holes in the wall. In New
Orleans to ship immediately various
articles that she named. She knew of
these places because many of their
beautiful pieces had found In those
stores a temporary home.
So events developed. The De la
Vergnes received antiques in the back
door and sold them out the front door.
Every other Thursday witnessed
crowds of buyers. Every one's "dear
friends" were now invited. The "few
gold pieces given to the dear girls"
was a horde sufficient to place thera
both in a convent iu Paris for a year,
leaving a "dot" large enough for an
enviable dowry, which Would Insure a
successful marriage. Poverty had plnv
ed quite a dramatic parr in the suctvsa,
which was really quite a cony ,,

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