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COWS IN THE MEADOW.
springing meads are freshly dijfht.
And tree new leaved throw Kint a
Thr frwii earth rhoni no fairer sight
Than soft-eyed Vine and blowing
Too ralai for care, too slow for uiirdi,
Amid the shower, amid the gleam.
The great mild mother creature sewn
ElaJf-waking forma of the dreary earth.
And down the pathway through the grass
To school the merry children pass.
Singing a rhyme in the ApriJ morns.
How There's red for the furrow, and
whit for the daisies.
Brown eyes for the brooks, for the trees
When quiTering leaves make leaves of
And both the sward beneath them dap
ple, When May boughs cream in curling white,
And strawberry cream doth flush the
The great mild mother creatures lie
And grow, in absence of the sun.
One with the moon and stars, and one
With. ailTery cloud and hushed dark sky.
And down the pathway through the grass,
To srbooi the merry children pass.
Singing a rhyme in the morns of June
flow There's white for the cloudlets and
Mack for the darkness,
And two polwhed horns for the sweet
Vida, Brian, in Good Words.
"The most remarkable civil action I
ever heard of," said a well-known at
torney to a group of friends at the law
yers' Club, "was a case tried in one of
the circuit courts of New Jersey some
fifteen years ago. As I happened to be
one of the counsel in the case, I remem
ber the, facts, and I have never seen
any record of a similar lawsuit.
"This case Was tried before the late
Judge Gaines, and was entitled, Stacy
vs. Parton, and Partou vs. Stacy, for
there were counter actions growing out
of the same state of facts. George
Stacy lived in a small town on the Up
er Delaware ltiver, and owned a truck
farm some three miles up the valley
from his home. His farm lay along the
bank of the river, and he shipped vege
tables in season to Xew York and Phil
adelphia, besides supplying the local
market. He had a good trade in the
village, and kept a small flat-bottomed
boat, which he used to transport his
stuff from the farm.
"Stacy would load the boat with veg
etables at the farm in the early morn
ing, and float down stream to the town.
When he had sold out it was a matter
of an hour's hard work to row or pole
the boat back, but it was cheaper thau
keeping a team. The man lived in a
small house near the river on the south
side of town. He was a widower about
50 years old, and had a family of sev
eral children, all of them grown up.
"Across the street from Stacy lived
Mrs. Caroline Parton, a widow, who
was a few years younger tba n the fa rm
er. She, too, had several children, all
about grown. Sire. Partou owned a
email tract of land just above her cot
tage, where she pastured a numls;r of
cows. She sold milk and butter in the
town, and, with keeping a few board
ers and taking in sewing, managed to
earn a comfortable living.
"One morning Stacy came to town
with a load of fresh cabbage on his
boat. He drew his frail craft up to the
bank at the usual landing place, and
secured it there by tying a rope around
a stake in the ground. The other end
of the rope was fastened to one of the
oar locks on the !oat. Leaving boat
and cargo unguarded, he went up to the
town market tq sell his stock.
"It happened on that particular morn
ing that one of Mrs. Parton's most val
uable milk cows had jumped over the
pasture fence and wiw browsing along
the banks of the river. The smell of
fresh cabbage reached the nostrils of
the cow, and as Stacy's boat lay full
length along the bank it was an easy
matter for her to step aboard, where a
good breakfast lay unguarded. ,
"Some of the neighbors saw the wid
ow's cow eating the farmer's cabbage,
but for some reason, never explained
why they did not inform either of the
parties at interest. It may seem strange
that a cow should turn from a crate
of freah cabbage to chew a cotton rope,
but that was what really happened.
The result was that her sharp teeth
soon cut the rope In two, and then the
boat, freed from Its moorings, began to
float down stream.
"Stacy, coming back from the mar
ket, was startled to see his boat drift
ing down the river with a cow standing
In the bow lashing her tail In fear and
bellowing aloud for aid. Mrs. Parton
beard the voice of the favorite of her
herd and reached the bank of the river
at the same time as the fanner.
"The current was strong and swift at
that point and there was not another
boat In sight Half a mile below the
town some big jagged rocks rose out of
the water near the middle of the river.
Stacy's boat ws caught in a swift
sddy, and while the owner looked on
helpless to do anything the frail craft
tract broadside on a sharp rock. It
recoiled from toe blow, turned partly
around and sank in mid-stream,
"Mrs. Parton's cow evidently could
not swim, or else the current was too
st rone for her. Sbe went down with
tba beat and did not come to the sur
Tb farmsr swore softly when he
saw kit, boat go down and the widow
tkraw an apraa over her head to shut
at ftgbt of Um death struggle of
fear Ourattta cow. Then tiha two neigh
txa watcfe? tba fiver for few mo
. K -l'tSy toflMD away Mrs. Par
, , M CwV: rwr wot of
v- -, T Jf It"" l ,
am. I shall need the money as soon
as you can spare It."
"'Why, Mrs. Parton, you surely do
not expect me to pay you for the cow 7
" "Certainly, I do. i he boat belonged
f 'Exactly, and who is to pay for that
and the load of cabbage? Your cow
chewed the rope in two.'
" 'P.ut you left the boat unguarded.'
"'Your cow Jumped out of the pas
ture. " "You should have fastened the boat
with a chain.'
" 'You ought to keep your cows where
" 'It was your boat tbat carried her
off. Maytie there is some law to pro
tect a poor lone widow who has to
work for a living. I didn't think you
would treat me so.'
" 'My boat is worth three times as
much as your cow.'
" That's right! Impose on me all you
can because I am a woman with no
one to protect me.'
"By this time Mrs. Parton was in
tears and the neighbors separated. Sta
cy called on the widow next day and
told her that he had proof that her cow
bit the rope in two and set the boat
"She retorted that she could prove in
a court of law that the boat was not
securely anchored and defied him to I
"All attempts at compromise failed,
and the upshot of it all was that Mrs.
Parton brought suit against Stacy to
recover the sum of $40, the value of
"The farmer retained the firm of
which I was a member, and brought
a counter-suit to recover the value of
one woouen flatboat and one load of
cablwge. The town was about equally
divided in its opinion of the legal mer
its of the case, but the burden of sym
pathy was with the widow. Before
the papers in Stacy's case were filed
the double action was the talk of the
town, and it w:is predicted that we
would have to get a change of venue in
order to obtain an impartial jury.
"Three months after the suits were
brought the case came to trial in the
Circuit Court Mrs. rat-ton's suit was
tried first, by agreement. A score of
witnesses were examined, and the
Judge took a lively interest in the trial
from the outset. The court room was
crowded with spHiators.
"The examination of Stacy by Judge
Gaines was something like this:
" 'You are George Stacy, the defend
ant?' " "I am.'
" 'This Is a very remarkable case, Mr.
" 'You are a neighbor of this plain
tiff? " 'Yes.'
" 'Known her long?'
" "Forty years, alxrat.
" 'From childhood',''
" 'You are a widower, I believe, Mr,
" "I am.'
"'Mrs. Parton is a widow?'
" 'You both have children grown up?
" 'In the ordinary course of events
you will both be alone in the world
very skxhi. Your children will marry
and leave you.
" 'I supjKwe 80.'
"'You have known Mrs. Parton forty
" 'About tha t long.'
" "The Judge was silent for several
minutes, during which time he slowly
turned the leaves of a law book thati
lay open on his desk. The Jurors were
leaning forward in their seats, looking
first at the plaintiff and then at the
defendant Stacy was getting nervous,
and began to turn and twist in the wit
ness chair. By this time the plaintiff
had evidenly caught the drift of the
Judge's questions. She kept her eyes
fixed on the floor, but I could see her
color coining and going rapidly.
"The Judge cleared his throat and
turned to the witness again. There wag
Just the trace of a smile on his face as
he said to Stacy: This is a very pe
" 'She brought suit first,' the witness
" 'You own a farm, Mr. Stacy?
" 'I do.'
" 'Mrs. Parton owns some cows?"
" 'I believe so.'
" 'How many cows do you own?'
"The Judge looked at his law book
again and then glanced at the plaintiff
for a moment.
" 'Have you tried to settle this cas
out of court, Mr. Stacy?
" 'Yes, before she brought suit.
" 'Did you offer to compromise?
" 'Mrs. Parton Is a good woman ?
" 'She Is.'
" 'She is a smart woman?
" 'I never sa w a better worker.'
" Was she a good wife and mother?
" 'Don't you think the case can be
settled out of court?"
" That's for Mrs. Parton to say.'
" 'Are you willing to try to settle It?
"By this time every person In the
court room wns smiling broadly. Sta
cy's face wns as red ns a beet, and Mrs,
Parton was blushing furiously.
"Judge Grimes, with a smile ofosatls
faction, announced that a recess would
be taken In order that the defendant
might have a private conference wltb
"Half an hour later Stacy and Mrs.
Parton came into tne court room hand
In hand, and, going up to the Judge,
they announced that they bad agreed U
settle their case out of court. They
were married by the 'Hodge, and thai
toded the cast of Parton vs.. Stacy,
Tba salt of Stacy vs. Parton waa withdrawn."
SOLD TO SHY LOCKS.
OUR DEBT BURDEN RAPIDLY IN
CREASING. A Plain Talk on the Montr Question
TheOoldbnB and the " liimet alli.t"
Only a Ft w steps Apart in the Pro
cesaion Plan for Organization.
K Few Blooming Idiots.
"Condemned to forever roll the stone
that was forever to be rolled," was
the sentence imposed on one of the
characters of Greek mythology. This
sentence Is now imposed on the Ameri
can toiler. We have paid two-thirds of
the war debt, and the remaining third
is bigger than the whole of it was when
we begun. How do you make that out,
Cherry? WelL Just figure up how
much it would take to pay ff2,8X),0o0,
000 In cotton at 20 cents a pouud, or
wheat at $2 per bushel, and compare
that with what it would take to pay
one-third that amount in cotton at 5
cents ptr pound or wheat at 50 per
If the sucker who carried a torch and
"hollered" to help his side beat the
other side (of Wall street; hasn't sense
enough to understand these figures,
Just band them over to his ten-year-old
At the close of the war the inople
were "comparatively free from debt,"
said Secretary of the Treasury McCul
loch. The war debt was all the people
owed, and nearly all this as lu circu
lation among the people as the nation's
legal tender money. Business was
done for cash. There was a less per
cent, of credit business than ever be
fore. Labor found employment on ev
ery side at high wages and ready cash
To-day, after thirty-two years of
hard work, our debts, public and pri
vate, amount to forty billions all that
the property is worth at present prices.
Ours is a rich country, owned largely
Our annual interest, rent and divi
dend payments to Europe amount to
from three hundred millions to three
hundred and fifty millions a year; and
the amount Is rapidly increasing.
We annually dig out of our mines
from thirty-five to forty millions of
gold, and from fifty to seventy millions
of silver. And only last year I saw
poor half-starved American working
men who believed that out of this fH
000,000' of gold we could pay this '.",0,
000.000 to Europe in gold, and have
dead-loads of gold left to do business
with and accumulate enough surplus
after awhile to pay the principal. Such
fellows ought to le knocked in the
head to save feed. Hogs could be fat
tened ou what they eat and that
would add something to the country's
"Bimetallism! bimetallism:" yelled a
wlde-moMtued - orator. "Add silver,
too." All right. To ?40,0fx),0oo, our
highest annual product of gold in a
decade, add $72,0M),ooo of silver, mak
ing ?11S,om i.ooo of Iwth with which to
p.iy to Europe $3o,"0 ,0ou, and have
a balance to transact our home busi
ness. Don't you see that the poor working
man who votes for the goldbug Is a
blooming Idiot, while the "bimetallist"
Is a half-opened bud on the same bush?
Verily, verily, I say unto you, there
Is no way under heaven or among men
whereby prosperity permanent and en
during can 1k restored to this people
and liberty and the republic maintained
except by the Issue and permanent
maintenance of Uncle Sam's absolute
Hut up to date a large per cent, of our
people, voters who have the powers of
government and the destiny of the re
public in their hands, will not reason
on these matters, but will thiuk It
smart to follow some slick demagogue
who tells them how free and smart
they are, and who leads them with
such clap-trnp and catch phrases ns
"honest money," "sound money," and
"bimetallism;" phrases as meaningless
and senseless as rival college yells.
May God In Ills Infinite wisdom and
mercy give the starving American
voter such a dose of Harrlson-Cleve-laud-McKInley
prosperity that he will
use his head for something else than a
peg to hang his hat on. John II. Cher
ry, In Chicago Express.
The National Organization Commit
tee chosen at Nashville met In the Sen
ate chamber pursuant to the call of the
chairman after adjournment of the
Conference. Plans for work were thor
oughly discussed and a committee to
prepare and report rules for guidance
of tbe committee, was chosen as fol
lows: -N. II. Metslnger, Indiana; B. G. West,
Tennessee, and J. E. McBrlde, Michi
The following were reported and
1. That in the selection of mpmber of
the couiD'ittee in States not represeuted,
or only partly represented, the executive
committee shall be given power to name
them, well as to flit vacancies on the
committee, but vacancies shall be filled
only on tbe nominations made by the re
maining member in each State in which
such vacancy occurs.
2. That the member of tbe committee
(or each State shall bsve charge of the
work of organisation in their reductive
States, and ihall monthly, and ai often
as requested by the national chairman,
report to hm and the national secretary
the condition of the work. j
3. The three meinbera in each State
shall aelcct one of their number as chair
nan, who shall make all reports mention
ed in rule 3.
4. Tbe members of this committee In
arh State shall make diligent effort to
secure the organization of Popnllst clabs
ander adopted plans, and to encourage i
the dissemination of Populist papers, peri
odicals and other llteratare, In place of
all other tapers, pertodlsals and Htoratare
when nasaWals. -
. IV Bt It icsoloa tkat la a Itntt waert
the ! ff i "ii.niiHi-e will m.t nmve in the
urk "f icorvHiiiutti'iii, or will not work
in lm nii'inv wilh the committee on niT
Eiiimatimi i lioneu at thia conference, then
and in that cane, the three uieiiiliern of;
thii na'ii'iial committee, of earh Slate, or j
a majority of them, shall proceed to call a
Slate convention, for the punxw i f
chooking a new 'tate committee in said
State. And where the condition silmve ,
doM-riiw-d t-liall become inanifekt to either ;
of the litem! Tm of ihix commiUee in such
State, in uy district, or lens territory in
his tse-tloii of such State, then he chilli '
pnx-ecd to cull a regular convention iu
such dmtriet or Uns territory to enable
the People's party iu such district or less .
territory to (icrfect orcanization in bar- .
moiiv vith the Kpirit of thin conference, '
bv chodii'U a new committee iu such dis- j
trict or territory.
The Peat of KTidence.
The lack of attention given the Nash
ville conference by the Associated
Press is very similar to the way our
movement has been Ignored in years
past and Is also a very significant fact
and worthy of note.
The Cincinnati conference wag given
fair treatment by the press of the city,
but the daily press of the country gave
it a few words only If any mention
whatever. They almost Ignored the
Omaha convention, and hundreds of
papers never mentioned it. The fact
that the daily press generally, except
the local papers of Nashville, treated
the r-cent conference with the same si
lence that marked the early organiza
tion of the party, is the best evidence
that we are right.
Only one daily paper In Chicago men
tioned the Nashville Populist confer
ence, and then only gave it a few lines.
It was nn assembly of almost a thou
sand people, over three hundred of
whom were regularly elected delegates
representing almost every Slate in the
t'nion. A few weeks ago these same
papers devoted page after page to a
"silver convention," composed of less
than forty silver Republicans, who met
to organize a "new party."
The voter who will regard with dis
cretion thp action of a subsidized daily
press ought to be able to decide where
the Interests of the people belong.
When a conference of a thousand peo
ple, or fifteen hundred, as we had in
Cincinnati, is passed over in silence
and the vnisirings of a committeeman
who would unite on silver alone, is
given space and prominence, the co
ile ought to be able to understand it.
When a mere handful of politicians
is tKiomcd into prominence and the in
terests of millions of farmers ignored,
it means that the pros is owned and
controlled by speculators, and that
Wall street controls even the minutest
details of news.
Every voter who knows enough to be
a Populist should make a note of these
points. The best evidence in the world
that we are right is found In the fact
that the subsidized press doesn't try to
lwom our movement.
Kcferrndnra in -trifcra
There has no projiosod political re
form ever gained such rapid hold on
the minds of the people as has that of
direct legislation, and there Is no bet
ter evidence of this than the decision
of the leaders of the present miners
strike to call for a referendum vote
whenever a settlement is in sight.
The following dispatch from Colum
bus, Ohio, under date of July III, Indi
cates the growth of opinion on that
Tbe national executive board of the
United Mine Workers, in session here to
day, decided to refer the matters sug
gested b the strike to the miners them
selves. In former strikes the settlement
has hem negotiated and concluded by the
official board, w hich bus sometimes failed
to thoroughly satisfy the miners. In some
instances the board has been charted with
treachery, and they will not iK-nnit that
charge to be made at this time. The na
tional board has concluded to weigh care
fully every proposition for a settlement,
ami when a proposition meets their ap
proval they will refer it to' the miners,
who will be asked to vote on the refer
The nefion to-day indicates that the na
tional l.osrd has relinquished its power to
conclude n settlement. All matters in
dispute will lie referred to the miners, and
in case of disagreement, a convention will
be called. It is the first time that the
referendum system has been called into
Whenever the ordering and settle
ment of strikes Is left to a vote of those
most deeply Interested, It will be a long
step In the right direction and will help
to prove that the people, If trusted to
act by a direct vote, will generally be
right, while the actions taken by rep
resentatives are generally wrong. The
referendum will settle the strike ques
tion whenever It Is thoroughly applied.
Tbe Bimetallic Commtaaion,
What object did the Republican ad
ministration have In view when It ap
pointed the bimetallic commission?
Was there an honest desire to redeem
the pledges of the St IouIs platform?
The Is-st answers to these questions
are found In the editorials of adminis
tration newspapers. With one accord
they Join In ridiculing the Idea that
the bimetallic commission will Is; able
to accomplish anything.
Of course, the Republican party Is
unalterably resolved to force the Uni
ted States to a monometallic gold ba
sis, but what did that party mean by
Incorporating the following plnnk In
Its platform "We are oposed to the
free coinage of silver except by Inter
national agreement with the leading
commercial nations of the world,
which we pledge ourselves to pro
mote?" Does the Republican party redeem
this pledge by discrediting the labors
of Its own commission? Does It re
deem this pledge by asserting that this
commission In no manner represents
the administration which aptsdnted It?
Does It redeem this pledge by straining
every nerve to secure gold monometal
lism? The fact la the Republican party
ssade tbat pledge simply to fool vot
ers. Tbe commission was appointed to
fool the peolJe. The time lm com
when the liinik IliilKt be taken off nilj
the feiiiures of gold moiiometulllkiu are
fcilr-raniJ 1 roaparltr.
If history teaches unythlng It teach
es that h bimetallic currency conduces
to national prosperity, and that mono
metallism produces distress among the
people and a decline In business ac
tivity. It Is not necessary to go any further
back than the year lsaai for the begin
ning of a decade of prosperity, nor to
travel away from the United States
to find Its field of operation. From
jsii'.l to 1ST0 tils natiou paid off half
of Its great debt, and at that time sil
ver was coined at an average rate of
three million dollars a month. This
silver went into circulation, and by
its presence stimulated business to
such an extent that the government
was enabled to cancel a large part of
its war debt.'
Since Ish'.i nothing has lieen paid on
the national debt of the United States,
but, ou the contrary, G rover Cleveland,
by his adherence to the value-destroying
gold isilicy, saddled the jieople
with an Increased obligation of $'JiS2,
0txt,0"0. This adds ten million dollars
a year of extra expense to ! borne in
the way of Interest, and all that has
been received in return is widespread
commercial depression and disaster.
The Republican party acknowledged
In the St. Louis platform that bimet
allism was a good thing, and pledged
itself to labor for the International
recognition of the double standard, but
there Is nothing so disgusting to a He
publlcan to-day as a report that the
bimetallic? commission is making suc
cessful progress In Europe.
The fact Is, the Republican party Is
owned by the trusts, the trusts want
the gidd standard, ami the welfare of
the people, the teachings of history,
the solemn pledges the party has made
must all be cast aside when the gold
trust bosses crack their whips.
Turin" for '' ru.
The work of the Semite on I be tariff
bill has resulted in creating a Frank
enstein that will destroy the party re
sponsible for It. The law establishes a
tariff for trusts and a deficit. It will
aid the rich to become richer, and,
through Its outrageous tuxes upon the
necessities of life, it will force the poor
to become poorer. The sugar trust gets
a present of half a hundred million of
dollars, and the people get a tax on
everything they eat and wear, A feeble
attempt was made to throw a sop to
the farmers of the West by a proposed
bounty ou beet sugar, but the attempt
was half-hearted, ineffectual and soon
As a revenue getter the tariff Is the
worst failure ever made by legislation.
Hy giving notice to the iiniioiiers that
the retroactive clause would be strick
en out, any chance of securing revenue
within the next twelve months was ef
fectually destroyed, and fhe measure
made an act for the protection and en
richment of trusts. The agony of tar
iff legislation Is over, and for this,
much thanks. The hope that the bill
will do the people any g'wd has long
since been abandoned by friends and
foe alike. Farm News.
The Chances or Huccens.
It Is the cry of the times that with
the growing iwer of capital and com
bination the chance for the Individual
Ls decreasing. Many men will tell you
tbat there are no such opiKriunltles
as there were In the good old times.
Mayor Strong, w1k came to New
York from Ohio, and considered him
self fortutiato to get $100 a month, has
become more than a millionaire by In
dustry and busliM-ss sense, and It Is Ida
opinion that tlw-re Is no place whore
the possibilities of success are greatei
than lu Greater New York. "Any man i
who expects to succeed In New York,-1 j
be said to a rejtorter recently, "must j
come here determined to rely unon '
himself. He must push out for him
self, and not depend upon his friends.
The boy who does that U sure to suc
ceed if he has gissl principle atxl good
habits. He must, however, Is-nd ev
ery energy towards accomplishing
what he sets out to do, and lw must Is1
economical In resiKH t to money, time
There Ls a great deal of wisdom la
these few sentences. If they are fol
lowed strictly they will make su'-cos
anywhere lu the country. The chance
of success are always with the man
who devotes himself to one thing, and
they are pretty apt to turn Into certain
ties If he practices economy In money,
time and strength. He may even lie a
little extravagant In money, but time
and strength are all-Important. Tin
unhappUMt wrecks of bushMfw and
the professions have ts-on with thone
who wasted slwp and health. Ther
is no doubt that tlie country will keep
on In Its marvelous growth, that each
day will opc-n now avenue) of profit,
that the Increasing needs will mnk
larger advantages. The man who
watches and works and sav Ls t.h
future millionaire. Ix)le' Weekly.
'Twos Kver Thus.
Toilet accessories are hardly mor
cherished by the fastidious society
woman of to-day than they were by
the wealthr Egyptian women who
lived untold genorations ago. Aston
ishingly accurate drawings and dcci-tp.
tlons have been preserved, showing,
Just what methods tle dainty Egyp
tian adopted to make herself charm
ing. Her dressing -case contained scorM
of Interesting resources, which sIm
well knew bow to put to the best ad
vantage. Alabaster pots of ointment
and tabe-shaped box con tarn. In a; an
timony or bismuth for coloring the eye
lUls are but suggestions of her hoautl.
Iters. Her comb was an odd-ehoped
affair, to modern eyes strongly resemb
ling a snake. Her mirror was beauti
fully wrought of b rouse. Necklaces ol
sheik and Jewels aha bad In abund.
anew, but bar pins went simple attain
when compared wVth thoat of to-day.
Good Form at the Table.
Take soup only from the side of the
spoon; never sip it with an audible
Fish Is to be taken with a fork only;
It should Is- carried to the mouth with
the tines of the fork isdntlng down
ward. It Is premier to eat green corn from
the cob, rifting the ear to the mouth
with the napkin, as a protection to the
Io not 1h overolticious; sccem or de
cline propmtly auythlng which may be
ottered, and regard the declination of
another as final.
It Is allowable, In the eating of small
game, to use the fingers for handling
the wings and some of the smaller
Irts; but all the same It Is lstter to
avoid this whenever M!hlc.
No well-bred person ever places both
ellHws upon the table either during or
after a menl. During a long dinner
society people occasionally rest one el
bow on the table when conversing.
Never press food, delicacies, or
drinks iihu a guest by whom they
have lxeri declined. It Is not to lie sup
posed that a person with an average
amount of brains will decline anything
he resilly wishes.
Never watch the dishes which are
being brought to the table, or plates or
fa-es of other guests. Acquire the
habit of sitting at ease, and of joining
freely u'ud pleasantly In any light po
lite conversjition which may take a
Making Ponpa from Frnit.
Fruit soups are made from sweeten
eu and thle!;es d fruit juices, and can
le made from currants, oranges, cran
berries, and a mixture of currants and
nispls-rries. Press sufliHent rruit to
make one pint of Juice. Moisten a ta
blespoonful of arrowroot In a little
cold water, add to It gradually a pint
of lsdllng water; add sugar ac-ordlng
to the nature of the fruit used. Let this
puree stand a moment, then take from
the fire and add the fruit juice. At
serving time till a punch-twl half full
of cracked Ice, pour In the fruit soup
and it is ntidy to serve. These fruit
soul are usiuilly served fit the be
ginning of a -ompany luncheon La
dies' Home Journal.
Milk Yrnut lirend.
One pint new milk, one pint lull
ing hot water, one tnblespoonftil of
Kilt, one tahlcspooiiful of sugar. ThJck
eu with flour to the consistency of
griddlo-ouke batter, set In a moderate
ly warm place and let It stand for five
or six hours. When light, foamy and
Increased ia bulk about one-fourth, It
should l- Iinnidialery""inIxeT'Afld
one ami a lmlf pints of lukewarm milk
and stir In flour until thick enough to
knead. After kneading and placing In
bread tins, It should be set In a moder
ately warm place to rise. When it
was Increased to double Its size, when
placed In the tins, It should lie baked
In a quick oven.
Hula'ln na Mcd clne.
Each of the various salads itossesseg
n medicinal projKrty of Its own, thu
affording a iswsilrllity of alisorbing a
medicine and at the same time a dain
ty article of food. For example, lettuce
contains a well-known nan-otic prin
ciple, opium, and may, therefore, be
taken for Insomnia. Chicory has lax
Itlve projH-rtles. Water cress is a ton
ic, exiltHiit and purifier. Celery, a
stimulant, will do good to the depress
ed. Whatever faith one may have in
those marvelous properties, it Is easy
enough to prove lieui. The trial can
be repeated daily vithout danger and
with pleasure to the palate.
Soak one-half Ikix of gelatine In half
a cup of cold water for an hour. Then
dissolve In a half cup of hot water.
With one pint of raspls-rry Juice mix
one wiind of granulated sugar until a
syrup Is formed. Then add the lsat
eu yolk of six eggs. Set the mixture
on the Ice, strain in the gelatine, and
boat until It commences to thicken.
Thin stir In llghtlMone quart of whip
ped cream. Pour Into a mold and pack
In Ice and rock salt. Freeze two hours.
Oovl Salad lrpsalnar.
To each yolk of egg allow one table
spoonful of vinegar. Heat the vinegar
to the Isdllng point, stir in the well
ls'n.ten yolks of the eggs and cook un
til thick, stirring constantly. Season
with wilt, peiier and mustard. This
dressing, if set away in a glass Jar In
a isl place, will keep for sotue time.
When ready to use, It niny 1h; thinned
with cream or rich milk.
Many physicians regard coffee with
out milk ns a Iteneflclal drink.
Ijitnim should be washed out every
week with a little soda, A small brush
should ls urn! to keen the holes cl-ar.
A cuke made without Ixiklng
powder remain fresh much longer
than one In which Ixiklng powder was
For a simple breakfast tin pntty
pans may tie lined with thin layers of
pie crust and filled temporarily with
rice, baked, emptied, and the mince
preparation of meat In aawe put in.
Kerosene Is tho best thing for innW
Ing your hardwood or stained floors
look bright and glossy, The odor dis
appears quite rapidly If the window It
opened for a abort time, and any dla.
agreeableness In the 'handling la ob
viated by having A mop with a long
handle Just for this purpose.
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