The North Platte semi-weekly tribune. (North Platte, Neb.) 1895-1922, December 28, 1917, Image 5
THE 8EMI-WEEKLV TRIBUNE, NORTH PLATTE. NEBRASKA SSI i I 1 1 All JUr THIS IS THE YEAR. RAISE your hat to the Glad Now Year ! Raise your voice with a hopeful cheer I Mako a vow that while it stays You'll mako the most of its glorious days, And What? That sort of resolve is old? Sounds like a talc too often told? You've made it every New Year's day, Then frittered .the live-long year away? Well, s'posing you have? What's that to do With thiB particular year? It's new! New, you grouch, not the same old kind Of muddled up year you've left behind I Now each day and each minute too I Now; each second is fresh-laid, now! New for tho things you've left undone! New for the races you haven't run 1 New for ambitions unachieved ! . New for mistakes unrctricved ! . ' New for unfinished efforts too ! New for the things you mean to do I ' .. Never one day in its hill of faro Is like another day anywhere. And if a year can be fresh and new Why in tho dickens can't you be too? You can! So wash from your care-stained face Of memory's dirt the Inst small trace. Put on Ambition's garments bright, Light your cigar with the Futuie's light And say to yourself : "The old year's dead. Bury it deep ! Look right ahead ! Hero's a New Year laid out for me, As full of chances as it can be, So out of my way and let mo go ! It's up to me, and by jiugs ! I'll show I" Then start ! And keep at it ! Hang on ! Stick ! You'll notice the difference mighty quick, And you'll find, beforo t's half-way through, It's the Happiest kind of a year for you ! Paul Wttt. !$3$3$S$h33 By KIN HUBBARD fm " i . . J l ' "8o We Start Off th New Year With Lofty Resolutions. We'll Quit Drink i In', or Chewln' or Smokin or Swearin'. Maybe Our New Reeolutlons Ml Include All of 'Em." No sooner iB th' spirit o' Christ mas givin' exhausted till wo're seized with th' spirit o' rotrenchin' an', after a season o' spendin', with th' Now Year jest around th' corner wo (Unconsciously fall int' a retrospec jtivo mood an' take a personal invoice an solomnly resolve tf make a better showin' both morally an' financially lat th' close o' th' comin' year. So wo start off th' New Year with lofty resolutions. We'll quit drinkin' or ichewin' or smokin' or swearin'. Maybe our now resolution '11 include all of 'em. But we never seem t' think o' th' many other things we might elimi nate from our program for th' com in' year that would not only better our chances in th' hereafter but which would mako th' path o' life far pleasanter for those who by force o' circumstances are compelled t' tol erate us. So let those o' ua who aro perfect, aside from smokin', drinkin', chow iu' an' swearin', dig around a little an' see if wo can't find a few things besides th' ole moss covered habits aforementioned that wo could cut out with profit t' ourselves an' those wo mingle with. Next t' thinkin' only o' ourselves ih worst habit is tryin' f savo over'thing wo make. I don't know which feller a community has th' least regard fer th' one who licks up over' penny ho gits his liands on, or th' feller who holds on t' over cent that comes his way, but I havo iny suspicions. Kl" CABINET Livin' beyond th' outskirts o' oui incomes is another habit that is worse than either smokin' or swear in' an' a habit that is doin' much f create a widespread distrust in so ciety. Bobbin' Peter th' grocer,' f pay Paul, th' auto dealer, kin have but one result. Wo never hear o' our women folk raakin' any New Year's resolutions, Ther's many things they might re solve t' do besides cuttin' out eggs. Ther resolutions might have blightin' effect on clubs an' billiard rooms an' other refuges fer th' hen pecked an' homeless, but they would help t' revive that feelin' o' love an' respect fer women that Eccms f bo goin' out o' style these days. Good resolutions accompanied by a great flare o' trumpets last about as long as an ico cream cone in a Turkish bath. Th' feller who boasts that he's goin' t' quit emokin' never throws his pipe very fer, an' th' fel ler who proclaims from a store box that he's thro' with th' demon rum is about as reliable as th' statesman who says he's thro' with th' Bepub lican party. - Lot's do somethin' original this year an' gather up a whole lot o: nasty little characteristics an' try t' do away with 'cm fer good. We'vo all got 'em. If you can't find 'em ask somebuddy who knows you t' point 'cm out. They're there. Ther's lots o' folks who don' chow or smoke or swear or drink who carry a full lino o' mean traits. (Copyright, Adams Newspaper Service.) CHEN Any one cun bo thankful (or what he hns. It requires n pooullor framo of mind to bo thankful for what wo haven't. STUFFED CALVES' HEARTS. Tnko two calves' hearts, one-half pound of pork sausage, one small onion, Ono bay leaf, one half-cupful of strained tomatoes, nnd salt and pep per to taste. Pur boll tho hearts tin til tender, cool, trim and stuff tho cavities with saus age meat1 Plnce them In a baking dish and dust with Hour, salt and pepper. Make a sauce of a tnblespoonful of Hour, one cupful of tho water la which the hearts were parboiled, tomato, onion chopped, cel ery chopped, nnd the bay leaf. Cook ten minutes ; season to tuste nnd strain over tho prepnred hearts. Plnco In u brisk oven to brown. Servo hot or cold cut In thin slices. Tapioca may be molded and served sprinkled with minced rnlslns and u few nuts, making a pretty dish and adding variety. Servo with top milk and crenm. Currant Jelly cut in cubes added to itwo tnblespoonfuls of chopped mint, and tho grated peel of a fourth of nn ornngu adds zest to lamb or venison, us wo uro not eating Inmb this year. Boiled Rice With Flo Sauce. Cook rice na usual except It Is cooked In a double boiler and skim milk is used to cook It in Instead of wnter. This makes a more nutritious dish and espe cially good for children. A hard sauce may bo used if preferred to the tig sauce, yet this is unusual and very nice. Stow the flgs, depending upon tho slzo of the family to be served; add lemon julco and a little of the grated rind with a bit of butter added. Servo hot. Kidneys en Casserole. Put three tablespoonfuls of sweet fnt Into a cas serole after frying in it ono small diced onion, ono carrot, ono slice of turnip, a diced stalk of celery and a hunch of sweet herbs. Add nine sheep's kidneys cut in halves nnd cook for four min utes. Add a cupful of water, two ta blespoonfuls of lemon Juice, three ten spoonfuls of Worcestershire snuco, a few button onions and mushrooms nnd 'seasoning of salt and pepper, pnprlka And grated nutmeg with n clovo of gar lic. Cover the cusserolo and cook ei ther on top of tho range or in tho 'oven for two hours. Servo hot from tho casserole. a wooden spoon, gradually fold in hnll a pint of crenm beaten solid, two tablc snoonfuls of nowdorod mn;r nnd tlid beaten white of ono egg. Servo Iri wldo rimmed glasses lined with mncn' roons. Truly wise you aro not, unless your wisdom bo constantly changing from your childhood to your death. Maet-erllnk. do to ttl Even an electric button won't accomplish anything unless It Is pushed. When men and women have their Ideals and work In common, the world will bo helpod along with some thing like electric speed. GOOD EATINQ. Anybody who Is fortunnto enough to hnve n ham to boll should uso every caution to havo It well cooked and well season ed, for ham Is ham these days. Soak tho ham over! night and In tho inorhj Ing put to cook covered with sweet elder. IntaJ the kettle with the ham nuu some icnvcs and root or celery, nn onion stock with half a dozen loves, n dozen peppercorns, n coupld of bay leaves, and lacking elder, u cupJ ful of vlnegnr nnd threo tablespoonfuls1 of brown sugar added to cold water; When tho liquid comes to n slow boll, let the kettle be set back where It will ust simmer until It Is done. Tha time nllowcd for cooking will depend upon the size of the hnm. If It Is ovor-i cooked nnd falls to pieces when cut It Is ruined. Cool the hnm lu thd liquor In which It was cooked. Skin the hnm, spread with brown sugar, dot with cloves nnd bnke In tho oven until brown. Servo hot or cold cut In wafer like slices. A dish Ht for an epicure, Rice and Sultana Croquettes. Pick tho stems from a cupful of sultnnn rnlslns ; wash a cupful of rlco and ndd three cupfuls of milk ; cook until tho rice Is tender, adding a half teaspoon iui oi sair. wnon icnuer, nuu ma yolks of two eggs, one-fourth of n cupi ful each of sugar and butter nnd n lltJ tie splco; mix well nnd set nsldo to becoruo cool. Form In balls, dip In egg, roll In crumbs and fry ono mlnuto, in deep int. Serve with Orange Sabayon Sauce. Bent onq whole egg with two yfllks until thor; oughly mixed ; ndd half a cupful of sugar and bent again. Add half n cup ful of orange Juice nnd tho Julco of. half n lemon. Set over boiling water. nnd cook until it thickens slightly.' Turn nt once Into n cold dish. Casseroled Calves' Hearts. Fry an onion In n few slices of bacon; roll four calves' hearts In sensoncd flour nnd brown them all over. Put in n hot casserole, add a cupful of stock, n shredded pimento, nnd hnlf n ten spoonful of mixed spices. Cover tho dish tightly, then bnko for two hours.- Servo garnished with tho hncon. SIMPLE DESSERTS. To omit desserts entirely Is rather too much of n strain on our loyalty, for wo must remember that a pleasant meal nlds di gestion, nnd If wo would keep well to be able to do our work In tho world, our food must bo nt- tractlve ns well as whole some. Tho children would be disappointed to bo de prived of their dessert, nnd as this Is the time when a bit of candy which has been denied between menls may safely bo given, or nny other sweet which wo aro teaching them to eat more sparingly of. Butter Scotch Mold. Cook together one cupful of brown sugar and two tu blcspoonfuls of shortening, using enro not to allow it to burn. Pour this into threo cupfuls of scalding milk jind cook until the butter scotch Is melted, then pour it over two tablespoonfuls of gelatine soaked In one-fourth of a cunful of milk. Stir until dissolved und begin to stiffen, then ndd a cup ful of boiling rice. Mix well and pour into a mold. Other nttrnctlve ways of serving rlco for thoso who object to the old-fnsh loned rlco puddings, may be made by lining n mold with sliced fruit nnd packing It with rice, pressing It down until firm. Servo with either cream or fruit sauces. Prune Dumplings. Tnko a cupful of flour sifted with u teaspoonful of baking powder nnd a quarter of a tea spoonful of salt, mix with good rich milk to make n drop butter. Grease small cups, drop In u little bntter, then add a spoonful of Btowed prunes with some of tho Juice, add an other spoonful of tho batter and put tho cups into a pan with boiling wit ter, enough to steam them without boiling Into tho cups. Steam "well covered for 10 minutes. Servo with pruno Julco and cream. A baking pow der biscuit dough may bo made, rolled out and covered with chopped stewod prunes, n little spice If liked, and. a few chopped nuts. Itoll up, cut In Btnnll rolls, plnco In n baking pan to bnke. Servo hot with cream or fruit Juice'. Banana Fluff. Uso tho red hnnnnas for this dish. Peel four and cut them Into dlco, squeezing over a little lemon Juice und covering with a small cupful of ginger sirup that has been drulned from a Jar of preserved ginger ; allow tho fruit to remain covered for at least I two hours, then mash to n paste with Tho reward of a thing woll done, Is to havo dono It. Emerson. Walt to bo ready, but do not strive against clrcumstancos. IN SATIN AN A now nnd very handsome devel opment of tho tunic appears In this unusual dress of gray suttn, trimmed with bands of sealskin. If over nny frock was designed, versatile, enough to play a greater number of roles in tho days drama, tho memory of tho fashion wrltor falls to recall It. Hero is n costume, with n detachable collar of fur, which needs only n touch to make It quite In plnco on tho street, nt dinner, at almost nny plnco that tho rounds of tho day will carry its wearer. Tho tunic nnd ovcr-bodlco In one look Hko ono of those slip-over nffnlrs that appear In dresses nnd blouses and sweaters of approved style. In reality It fastens nt tho left side, with snap fasteners under n knot of satin-covered cord at tho waistline. Tho do- Blgn is so slmplo as to hardly need description, which Is ono sure sign that It Is tho product of a genius. Who- ovcr la to bo credited with It wedded D SEALSKIN. Tho last word In knitting bags Is a patriotic design made of' red, whito and blue satin ribbon, by wny of com plimenting the colors. Tho red and white predominate, nnd ribbon threo Inches wldo Is stitched together In stripes to form n capacious bag. Three Imndsomo now bags nro shown hero two of them to uso wherever n bag Is needed nnd ono mndo for a sowing bug. One of them appears to bo Inspired by n Chlncso lnntorn, an other brings to mind nn Indian ennoe, while tho sewing bag suggests that somo flower suggested it. These fancies nro helped out by tho color Ings used, ns well ns tho shapes. The luntcrn bng Is of heavy blnck ribbon brocaded with vivid blue, green and light tun color, nil emphasized by, a sprinkling of black, und nil ns glow ing ns theso colors nro in Chinese silks. It is lined with bright green satin, which nppcara In a rufllo at CHRISTMAS CANDIES. It may bo ncccssnry to cut down somo of tho expense of Christmas candy mnklng, but It will not bo quite n fair thing to cut the young folks off with too small an ul-'. lowance. ns It is to them such n pleasure to mako nnd give. Orange Dainties. DIs-l solve three cupfuls of! brown sugar und four tin blcspoonfuls of butter In n cupful of hot water ;j then add n pinch of crenm of tartar, nnd boll until It forms u hard ball when tried in com wnter. Add ono tea-; spoonful of ornngo extract, two cup- nils of chopped cnnuled ornngo peel,- two cupfuls of chopped nuts, a foWi drops of orange color and set aside to cool. Then bent until creamy nnd drop from tho cud of a teaspoon on. waxed pit par. Fruit Caramels Put two cupfuls ofl sugar In a saucepan, ndd half a cupful of milk mixed with four tnblespoonfuls of condensed milk, nnd dissolve slow-; ly over tho lire; then ndd nn eighth of a teaspoonful of cream of tnrtnr and boll eight minutes, stirring nil thd time. Add four tablespoonfuls of but-l ter cut In small nieces, one tensnoonful of almond extract and ono teaspoonfu( of roso extract; then boll until a sirup. forms a hard ball when tested In cold wntor or until It reaches 250 decreets by the thermometer. Itemovo tho pnnj from tho lire, let It stand for ono mln-. ute, then ndd two tablespoonfuls of; fondant, two tnblespoonfuls of chopped; preserved ginger, six stoned and chop ped dates, two tnblespoonfuls of preserved cherries nnd two tnblespoon fuls of nuts. Wnrm the nuts nnd stlrj nil together until tho tnlxturo begins to sot. Pour Into n wnrm buttered tin, nnd mark in neat squnres beforo it la. cold. Wrap caramels In wnxed paper.' Honey Drops. Tnko n tnblespoonful of strnlned honey, ono cupful of sugar, a tnblespoonful of butter and n cupful of boiling water, stir until dissolved, then cook t4owly until It threads, add a half tenspoonful of almond extrnct and pour tho boiling sirup on tho white of ono egg beaten stiff. Dent un til cool, ndd n few nuts nnd drop be. foro It loses its luster on buttered plates, In small nuggets. NOVELTY BAGS OF RIBBON. tho smart apron front to n full tunic skirl nt tho sides and buck and dem onstrated Unit they wore mndo for each other. Tho underdress Is a pluin slip of tho satin with rather close-llttlng coat sleeves. Tho neck Ik split to form n V-shaped opening with turned-back rovers. 'I no giruio is merely u ennio cord, covered with satin, so smoothly that It bespeaks an expert needle wom an's work. It defines tho wulstllno loosely nnd Ih held in Just the right position with tho simplest of knots nt each side than In front, whero It loops over. Tho bulls of seal-sklu mako a perfect finish for tho long ends. In tan or tuupo or gray, or In dark shades of other fashionable colors, this model will provo Itself an asset In the wurdrobo of nny woman, nnd especial ly useful to her who wants to mako ono dress answer tho purposes of two or three. Hcsldes this It Is u delight to tho woman of discriminating taste who will appreclato Its distinction. Satin and seul-sklu do not need elaboration. With tho rising tide of Christmas shoppers a current sots toward tho ribbon counter In search of novelties. Tho ribbon department rarely disap points Its pntrons. From unfulling springs of insplrnllon, tho deslgnors of novelties bring, ouch year, tho most cxqulslto of bolonglngs, personal, and for houso decoration, mudo of ribbons. Hugs, it goes without suylng ulmost, uro tho item of greutcst interest and importance ut tho ribbon counter this year. Tho knitting bag Is n bndgo of patriotism nnd bus mado itself almost as lndispensublo ns a lint or gloves. Hugs nro not to bo clussed us novel ties but certain kinds aro now and thero nro many now ways of making thorn, many novelties In ribbons uro used for thorn. tho neck of the bag. Tassels of Jado and silk nro suspended nt the sides. A small cap of grcou satin nppcars ut the bottom of tho bug and u big green bead, on n black silk cord hangs from it. Tho same cord Is used for handles. Tho cunoo bag Is In pnlo tan nnd gold brocade with n crocheted top por tion mudo of chenille and Hat tassels, also with crocheted tops. Theso and the handle nro nil In light tan, but n vivid green satin lining gives ltfo to the colorings. Plain rose-colored satin Is used to line tho bug of liluo molro ribbon with four petal-like tubs of bluo und roso brocaded ribbon about tho top. It Is suspended by narrow bluo satin rib bon nnd nn unexpected but effective touch of gold appears In tho tnssol at tho bottom. For Winter Coats. Not all women get their conts ready made. And thoso who do not nro inter ested In selecting materials to havo their coats mado up. Velours, soft and tldck nnd velvety, head tho list of fashionable weaves. Ono mny choose., most any color und any ono of tho several good qualities, liollvln's, too, aro high In favor, and thes nro even more expensive. - and liner than the velours. Tho colors uro charming tho softest, prettiest shades Imagin able. Scotch tweeds for durability these aro always rellublo, and In good style this your, as they wcro lust year, and likely to bo nextl Zlbellnes nro hero ugaln silky nnd warm and promise to mako attractive winter wrups.