The Sioux County journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1888-1899, June 29, 1899, Image 3

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    A BONO.
There a sweetness In the air
When the ran Is low.
And the sky I flushed and bare.
And the light winds blow;
While the ahadowa come and go
As the night doth fall,
Along the misty moor land where the
curlews call.
There's a lady full of grace
Whom I loved of yore,
And the lovelight on ber fare
Hhlneth evermore;
And I long aa heretofore
For the night to fall
Along the misty moor land where tb
curlews call.
y ' "'
Dear love, can I forget
Through the flying year
Thy face amid the fret
Of their pain and tears;
Nay. my heart remembers yet
When the night doth fall
Along the misty moor land where the
curlews call.
Crnest A. Newton.
Mrs. Spreadbrow sat under the big
willow In her front garden. Behind her
tood the trim cottage, and In the grass,
.Imost at her feet, gamboled Eddy, her
roungest born, and the new white and
black puppy.
From the gyration of the two young
creatures on the grasa.Mrs. Spreadbrow
let her eyes wander drearily across the
oay to the irregular sky line of the big
Jlty, where she knew that Mr. Spread
orow was busily engaged In converting
oales of cotton Into brisk bank notes.
Ah, though she, happily, she had
nuch to be thankful for, the best hus
9and In the world, promising family,
i charming home on Staten Island and
But at this juncture her reverie
was broken In upon by the sound of
footsteps on the gravel walk leading
!rom the front gate to the house, and
ooking up, she beheld the comfortable
Sgure of her dear friend, Mrs. Town
ey. There followed a scene such as any
uly who has been surprised by the
udden and unexpected arrival of a
ralued friend can readily imagine. In
;he course of It Mrs. Townley was con
eyed to the parlor of the trim cottage,
;o sit and "cool off" before going up
Takt off your bonnet, dear," said
ler cheery hostess. "I will put you
atchel and parcel and things on this
;halr. O, I have so much to tell you
.bout and scold you for; why haven't
fou come down before?"
In the midst of Mrs. Townley's ex
planations as to why she had absented
Jerself, there burst through the open
JVench window, like the advent of
whirlwind, the puppy. Sport, In full
jry, followed by Eddy.
Round and round the rom they clr-
;led for some moments and then, obedl-
mt to the oft-repeated commands of his
tiother, the little youth turned and em-
araced their visitor with much heartl
ess. The peace that followed these
lemonstratlons was rudely put to Aliens
y the click of the front gate, and the
:ry from Eddy, who was stationed ait
.he window, announcing "a lady com
"Somebody to call. How provoking!'
aid Mrs. Bpreadbrow, with a pucker of
aer placid brow. "Come, Maria, let's
ro up stairs before Delia goes to the
loor. There goes the bell! Never mind
four things."
In an Instant the room was cleared of
ill save the black and white puppy,
ho shambled about for a moment,
:hen trotted out into the garden by the
pame route he had come In.
"It's a young lady, Mrs. Spreadbrow,
ind she says she wants to see you on
justness," announced Delia, a moment
,ater, thrusting her head through the
Joor of the room to which Mrs. Spread.
row and her friend had retired.
"Dear me! what can she want?" The
.ady's voice expressed as much irrlta
:lon as that kindly organ could em
body. As she entered the parlor, a tall, slim
flrl, who had been standing nervously
n the middle of the room, advanced to
aieet her, and the Icy tone and manner
;hat Mrs. Spreadbrow had determined
;o assume toward the disturber of her
inclusion melted away as the pretty
toung creature lifted a pair of sad dark
eyes to her face and said In an em
barrassed voice.
"Please pardon me for Intruding. I
have come to to"
'Tray sit down," interrupted Mrs.
Spreadbrow, cheerily.
"Thank you," said the girl, and
dropped Into a choir. "I will not de
tain you long. I have here a chil
dren's history " and from the depths
ar a romoy satchel she produced a
small book "that Catcham & Teasam
. are publishing "
Ah! Now Mrs. Spreadbrow knew the
worst "Hut I don't want It," she said,
"It won't do any any harm -to to
look at It." The girl spoke as If trying
to repeat a lesson, and with a wistful
look In her face.
"Yes, It will; because If I let you
how It to me I may buy It, and I real
ly don't want It."
"Nobody does; but you have put your
rejection of it very kindly," said the
girl, rising to go.
Her voice trembled, and the smile she
manged to screw her pretty lips Into
was far from cheerful. Mrs. Spread
brow was touched. There was some
thing so pathetic about the voice and
manner, and she waa so very young
and so very pretty. The motherly lady
laid ber Uand on the girl's arm, saying
oftly: '
"Let me five you a glass of claret be
fore you set out again In the heat or'
for the little book agent had turned
away to hida tha tear she could not
"Bum ma," aba murmured, "It's the
bat wiathir, aad-and not being ac
customed to the work. I began only
yesterday, and It's a long trip to and
from New York."
"Sit down," urged Mrs. Spreadbrow,
Sently, "and I will go and get the
When she returned the girl had quite
icuvered and was sitting quietly at the
window smiling at the gambols of the
puppy. She apologized for having
given away to her emotions, sipped her
wine and then rose again to go.
"Thank you so much for your kind
ness," she said warmly, and "good
by!" "Stop," exclaimed Mr. Spreadbrow,
"I've changed my mind about the book,
I'll take It." ; I "
"You really need It?" with a percep
tible brightening of the eye.
"I can't get on without a history for
Eddy. I never thought of Sport' hav
ing destroyed the one he had."
When the necessary negotiations had
been concluded and the pretty book
agent had departed, Mrs. Spreadbrow
returned to her guest, with many apol
ogies for her long absence and bubbling
over with the pathetic romance she had
woven from the materials furnished by
the young girl's words and manner.
The two ladles talked over this and
similar Instances, until they were both
In a tearful state, and Mrs. Townley,
to turn the tide of feeling, proposed go
ing Into the parlor and opening the
nubbly little package which she had
brought and which she said contained
some trifles for the children.
This proposition was hailed with Joy
by Mrs. Spreadbrow. Mrs. Townley
was In the act of untying the last
string, when she suddenly bethought
her of her black satchel, In which it was
her custom to carry her purse, and
which had ben deposited with her bon
net and parasol on a chair In the cor
ner of the room. With the precipitancy
Invariably displayed by her sex at such
Junctures, she rose and stepped over
to get it. The parasol and bonnet were j
on the chair, but not the satchel. I
"Are you sure that you didn't take
it Into the library?" asked Mrs. Spread
brow, after the parlor had been search
ed. "I know I didn't" responded Mrs.
Townley, with tremulous Irritation.
"Hut of course we can look."
The satchel was not in the library, the
only room occupied by the ladles since
Mrs. Townley' arrival; nor did It turn
up anywhere In the house, which with
anxious Inconsistency, was searched
from top to bottom. Mrs. Townley had
become very pale and Mrs. Threadbrow
trembled with excitement and chagrin.
"O, this la dreadful," she said at last.
"I I hate to think it possible, but It
must have been stolen. How much
was In the purse?"
"A hundred dollars," responded Mrs.
Townley. "I brought It with me for
saf( ty. But who who? There has) been
no one 1
"The little bok agent," gasped Mrs.
Spreadbrow. "She Is the only person
who ho been In the parlor besides my
self since you left It. Is it possible
can it be that Innocent-looking O,
liut Mrs. Spreadbrow was a woman
of action, albeit mild and gentle, and
she sprang to her feet, fiercely clench
ing her small, Boft fists. "I'll follow
her!" she cried. "Do you go one way,
Maria; I will go another, and Delia and
the children shall go In the other dlrec-
tlons. O, we will run her down! The
little hypocrite!"
In a few minutes the house was emp
tied of occupants, barring the cook.
who stood with her elbows on the fence
and watched the departing search
party, and the black and white puppy,
who, In his foolish way, growled at
and worried something under the big
With the hot August sun pouring
down upon their heads the pursuers
scurried from house to house, while
with what Mrs. Spreadbrow termed
the Intense cunning of a thief," the
little book agent managed to elude
At last Mrs. Spreadbrow found a maid
servant who said that she had seen the
girl enter the railway station and that
If Mrs. Spreadbrow hurried she could
overtake her before the arrival of the
train for St. George. Statlonward the
anxious lady sped, fear and Indigna
tion, Intermixed with a spice of uncer
tainty. What should she do If the girl refused
to give up the purse? Ah, she knew;
Bhe would get on the train, find a po
liceman at St. Oeorge and Intercept her
as she stepped on the bout.
She reached the station Just In time
to see the book agent's skirt whisk
through the door of a forward car; she
herself was hauled onto the last car by
an obliging brakeman, just as the train
moved off. j
Arrived at St. Oeorge, Mrs. Spread
brow hurriedly accosted a policeman,
explained that the young woman In the
gray linen dress, carrying the black
for theft, but maybe you can expla
certain suspicious circumstances. "
The girl was white to the lips noi
and the look of despairing fright In hei
eyes was pitiful to see.
"For theft me for theft?' 'she sail
with stiff lipB.
"O, do come where It is quiet," urge
the accuser, looking as distressed as th
accused and then the three went lnt(
the ferry-house."
"Sit down," said Mrs. Spreadbrow
weakly, when they had reached a quiel
corner of the big room.
man you, i prefer to stand," re
plied the girl proudly. "And now mi)
I ask what you accuse me of stealing?'
"I I." said Mr. Spreadbrow, trem
bling before the pale "little thief." "we
think you took Mr. Townley's purs
but of my parlor this morning; yoi
were the only person in the room besid
myself between the time she left il
there and the time we found It gon
and "
"My God!" murmured the book ageni
dropping into a seat and covering, hei
face with her hands. Presently she re
covered herself and turning to the po
liceman said: "Search my satchel, sir,
please, and you," to Mrs. Spreadbrow.
"you may search my person; and maj
God forgive you!"
"O, my dear, I can't, I can't I can't
when I look at you I can't be be But
everything's against you." Mrs. Spread
brow's eyes were full of tears and het
. voice trembled.
"There ain't no purse here but this
one," remarked the policeman, who had
been rummaging through the contents
of the black satchel, holding up a slim
pocket book.
jnais mine; iook tnrough It; you
will find Just 20 cents." The book agent
spoke very calmly.
"That's right." he assented, putting
the purse back. "But of course the
money must be hid on the lady's per
son," he added cautiously.
"Here It is! Here it Is!" cried a
panting but triumphant voice, and Mrs.
Townley, flushed and excited, rushed
toward the trio waving a much-mauled
Russian leather bag, such as some
ladles are fond of carrying their hand
kerchiefs and purses In.
"It was that wretched black and
white puppy! He must have taken it
out of the parlor, and Eddy found him
chewing it to pieces In the garden.
Why, what Is the matter, Hattle?" for
Mrs. Spreadbrow hail dropped into a
seat and regardless of curious eyes, was
weeping plteously.
"I I I'm sorry. Pie please for
give me."
i ne utile dook agent wavered a mo
ment, worn, indignation and pity chas
ing each other across her face. Then
she slipped down beside the distressed
little lady and taking one of her Hnip
hands said simply;
"I do forgive you. Pray don't cry.
But, please, next time you miss any
thing, be Bure the black and white pup
py hasn't taken It before you decide
that anybody else has."
She could not refrain from this mild
shot, and, though It was tremulously
aimed, It did not miscarry, but went
straight to Mrs. Spreadbrow' heart.
where it has lodged ever since.
And so it was the black and white
puppy! He is a sedate dog now and a
great favorite of Miss Amelia Banks
ex-book agent who declares that If it
had not been for him she would never
have obtained her present lucrative and
congenial position In Mr. Spreadbrow's
office, where the painful memories of
her experience as a book agent and
other painful memories as well are
fast fading into oblivion.
There are a great many things In
arming, as well as in other callings,
hat are acquiesced in as true and yet
ire largely ignored in practice. One of
hese i with regard to the time when
lay should be cut As a matter of be
lef nearly every one admits that grass
hould be cut early, because it Is then
nore nutritious, more palatable and
nore digestible. As a matter of practice
lowever, many fanners let the seed
iorm and the hay become woody before
jutting. In some localities, with tlmo-
hy especially, where the grass 1 growr?
'or seed, a header la ud to take off
he seed crop, and afterward the stalks
ire cut and it is called hay. It Is really
lot hay at all; It is straw, and has no
llgher feeding value than straw well
:ured would have. Of course, if one
can make more money out of a timothy
rop by heading first for seed and then
diking the straw for feeding purposes,
Jiat end the matter. But this is hard
y ever the case, and the practice genor-
illy rest upon a sort of vague idea
hat the grass will be pretty nearly as
rood for feeding purposes and that the
leed crop will be Just so much in. This
s a serious mistake, for the only real
eturn obtained by the practice is the
leed. If that is worth more than the
lay crop would be if cut seasonably,
hen take the seed crop, by all means,
ut don't do it on the strength of tha
dea that three or four bushels of seed
ilus a considerable feeding value In the
itraw, will equal a good, fair value for
t crop of hay seasonably cut and well
cured. Of course, In the case of other
rrasse where the seed crop has no
ipeclal market value, allowing the
rrass to stand until late is a serious
njury to the feeding value of the hay
crop without any compensation in the
ralue of the seed.
From the Market Basket: The Agri
cultural Department, through its ex
leriment stations, has been Investigat
ng the food value of hens' eggs. Ac-
ordlng to a large number of analyses
nade of American eggs at the various
itatlons, an egg on an average weighs
wo ounces and has the following per
centage of composition: Shell, 10.5;
yater, 66; fat, 9.3, and ash, .09. A side
if beef contains on an average about
.he same percentage of protein, but a
arger percentage of fat. Eggs belong
o the nitrogenous group of foods, and
vould naturally and quite properly be
omblned in the diet with material sup
lylng carbo-hydrates (sugar and
itarch), such as cereals, potatoes, etc.
it the California experiment station the
chief object of the examination was to
letermlne whether there was any basis
it fact for the popular opinion that
ggs with brown shells have a higher
ood vf,Iue than those with wlilte shells,
t hai been said by some that the
rown eggs are richer than the white
nes, dui
this statement is not borne
nit by a chemical analysis, and. the
ihysleal examination proves that the
nain points of superiority, though ex
remely slight, are possessed by the
vhlte eggs. The minute differences
hat are found between the two groups
ire exceeded by variation between va
letles within the same group. It may
e stated that there are practically no
llfferences so far as the food value
s concerned.
not be much of a loae, but tha other
is a quite serious oaa.
At one time it was custom ry to In
sure crop alone In old Una eompaaf.,
but the rate were so high that a great
many recoiled from the Idea of insuring
at all against hail. More recently co-operative
companies have been organised,
until now the risk against this danger
ous source of loss may be carried at ac
tual cost. It is safe to say that the
more territory over which a company's
operations extend and the greater the
number of persons that become mem
bers, the less the protection will cost.
Hall storms will pass through certain
section, but so many localities will be
missed that the expense is divided up
quite small when it is shared by a
great many members, scattered over
wide extent of territory. .
We believe It pays to carry some hall
insurance. We do so for the reason that
hail storm are liable to come over our
farms at a time when we can ill afford
to have them come. For the sum of
about three cents per acre one may
Insure againBt a possible loss of ten or
twelve dollar per acre. If the crops
are being counted on to pay some ur
gent debt, you can not afford to meet
with a loss.
The destructive tornado is also liable
to come at any time and sweep away
all the buildings and property we have.
The family may be safely ensconced in
the cave, but a mortgage or a fire pol
icy will not hold the property against
the fury of a tornado. It is safe to be
on the safe side In these questions and
to provide for any emergency. We be
lieve in all kinds of legitimate insurance
and in the co-operative mutual compa
nies it can be carried so cheaply that
there Is no excuse for not carrying
some. Did you ever know a man to
meet with a loss who had no insurance
who did not wish he had some? And
when the new buildings are up the first
thing he does is to insure them. This
is the way, but locking the door after
the horse is stolen does not bring back
that horse. We believe in protecting
ourselves and property as far as we are
able, and in order to do so we will have
to keep posted on the question of insur
ance. Iowa Homestead.
Little onlona are now boiled an
lerved on toast, after the manner oi
tsparagus. This afford a change fronr
che stereotyped way of serving, an
ill usually be found moat acceptable.
A stubborn attack of Mccougtas wlT
ilmort invarfably yield If a drop of . C
if cassia (t. inamon) on a piece of sugar
I given tc the sufferer every tan of
ifteen minutes. This has been proved
effective when all other remedlea hav
ailed. ., ,,
Rhubarb Is the first spring; green
tapable of being Used a & dessert Stew'
me quart of cut rhubarb until tender,
idd sufficient sugar to make very sweet
?ass through a coarse sieve and set
iway until icy cold. Just before serv
ng add slowly one pint of thick, rich
ib'i. i.;
To make gravy for roast beef In. a
pan, pour off nearly all the fat. Pul
'.he pan on the stove and add dry floul
mtll the fat is all absorved. Then add
lot water or hot stock, and stir as 11
thickens. Cook five to eight minute
ind season.
In covering the piano for the summei
i thick, heavy cover should be selected
f a thin one is used the dust sifting
Jirough grinds on the polished wood in
i most harmful way. In taking thf
cover off, flick the top lightly with
eather duster one)f the few occasion
when a feather duster is to be recom.
nended then wipe with an old silk
Alcoholism Among Animals.
"The taste for alcohol," gays the Re
vue Sctentlflque, "Is not the privilege of
man alone. It is well known that the
horse will eagerly drink a quart of red
wine, and that dogs love beer. The ex
ploits of Gideon In Zoa's 'La Terre'
attest from the standpoint of literature
the bacchtc tastes of the animal. Now
'Medecine Moderne' tells us of a dem
onstration made by Mr. Tutt, London,
that even butterflies may go on a spree,
In a public lecture, Mr. Tutt shut up in
a case male and female butterflies with
flowers of divers species. Now, while
the female butterflies quenched their
thirst modestly by sipping a few drops
of dew in the calyx of a rose, the
males Indulged in characteristic in
temperance. They went straight to the
flowers whose distillation produced the
most alcohol, and Indulged In their
Juices till they fell senseless where
they stood. The butterflies were dead
drunk. To further convince his audi
tors, Mr. Tutt introduced into the case
a glass of water and several glasses of
brandy. The male butterflies, without
hesitation, chose the brandy. The fact
does not admit of doubt. Male butter,
flies In a state of reedom are often at
tracted by the emanations of a glass
of gin that has been left on a garden
satchel, had committed a theft and , lable- an,i' drinking of It to excess, sleej
urged him excitedly to detain her. The
officer hesitated a moment, and then
interposing his portly form between
the young girl and the gang plank,
touched her lightly on the arm and
said, pointing to Mrs. Spreadbrow;
"Do you know this lady?'
"Yes that Is, I went to her house
this morning, and she waa "
"Will you come out of this crowd?"
aid Mr. Spreadbrow, her firmness
suddenly forsaking her, "I want to
peak with you."
"But I will miss my boat' 'expostu
lated the girl nervously. "My mother
will be waiting for me and what can
you mean by calling a policeman to
stp mT" she concluded with a fright
ened look in her eye, If a full realisa
tion of the situation bad but Just flash
ed upon her.
"The fact Is," sstlalmed tha poilot
maa, "this lady want ma to arrest you
the heavy sleep of drunkenness."
Reflection of a Bachalor.
Love with women I like poker with
a man he doe most of hia winning
while learning it.
Women know more about love than
they do about loving; men know mora
about loving than they do about love.
Married men are rare whoae pride II
so strong that they can't bear to thin
they might have been refused wher
they proposed.
Every other woman you meat hai
either a missionary scheme that she li
Interested In or els a kitten that ahi
wants you to take car of.
There la no surer way for a man ti
make a girt think sh haa got to havt
another man than for him to make hei
think ha thinks ha baa gat to hav bar
New Tack Pre.
Among the best business men in farm
cr communities It is no longer a doubt-
'ul question as to whether they had
letter carry Insurance on their proper-
y. Nearly all farmers who own prop
erty believe In insuring against fire
ind lightning, a very large majority
ti them believe In Insuring against tor-
ladles, some of them are strong be
levers in life Insurance and a great
nany are now becoming Impressed with
he necessity of Insuring against hall.
Before Insurance became general in
.he country, many a farmer lost his
luildings and their contents, and was
hereby ruined for life. The loss came
it a time In life when It so crippled
llm that he never fully regained the
ost ground. At a light expense the
larmer can now be insured against loss
y fire or lightning; he does not miss
he amount his Insurance costs, and at
he same time he 1 prepared for any
oss that may occur. As long as prop-
rty Is exposed to fire and lightning.
ust so long will It be consumed, and
our turn may come when you are least
prepared to meet It. These considera
tions have made the matter of insur-
ince quite general as regards fire, light
ling and tornado, but another form of
nsurance has come Into vogue in the
past few years, which Is a very good
ilnd, and yet few of the whole number
it farmers realize that they ought to
arry policies protecting against it. We
nave reference to hall Insurance. We
:an plant and cultivate, but the ele
ments have all crops In their mercy
through the growing season. The labor
if many hard weeks or months may be
iwept away In one short hour. When
l large crop of any kind has been plant,
ed It becomes property and Is exposed
to dangers from the time it Is through
the ground until It Is In the granary,
and even then It la not exempt A
thousand or so dollars' worth of crops
may be Insured against hall for a few
dollars. There Is no moral haxard in
the hall business as there Is In the fire.
The Insured may bum his buildings If
he feels he would be benefited by sus
taining tha loss, and he Is not liable to
be caught aad sent up for arson. But
fh farmer can not "hall out" hi crop,
no matter bow poor It may be or how
strong his desire to hav It destroyed,
so that ba can gat his Insurance. A
poor era la liable to ba hailed, but a
goad crop kf Just aa (labia. One may
To Lannder Lace Curtains.
From Farmers' Voice: Curtains
should be taken down and laundered as
soon as they show soil, as this saves
the curtains as well as preserves that
fresh appearance which gives such an
air of cleanliness to a room. If they are
allowed to hang too long without clean
Ing they may be transformed from
beautlflers into dust repositories; but
lace curtains are often made to do duty
for one more season because of the
dread of laundering, when the work
may be very easily done at home, where
It is not convenient to send them to the
laundry, thus saving no inconsiderable
expense in professional cleaning. Lace
or muslin curtains should never be rub
bed on the washboard, nor should they
be put In with the general wash. It is
a kind of work that is worth doing well
if worth doing, at all. The curtainB
should be taken outdoors and shaken
until no more loose dust will shake off
them, then put them into warm water
and let them remain over night. The
next morning prepare a tubful of hot
water and add enough pearline to make
a strong suds; immerse them in this
suds for an hour; then put them into
fresh, clean suds prepared In the same
manner, each time squeezing the lace
and rubbing and shaking them gently
with the hands. Keep on renewing the
suds and rubbing till the water is no
longer dark, then rinse in clear, soft
If the curtains are white, the second
rinse water may be made blue, as for
clothes. If a cream color or ecru tint
is preferred, strong coffee should be
added to the water; then dip them in
thin, boiled starch slightly tinged with
blue or brown as desired. As curtain
stretchers are somewhat expensive they
are purchased by comparatively few
housekeepers who live in the country,
but their curtains may be made to look
quite as nice without them by pinning
them to sheets which are tacked to the
floor of some unused or spare room. If
the curtains are alike It is easier to
place the two corners together and
stretch and pull them until they are
perfectly straight, then pin each scallop
to the sheet after carefully shaping it
with the fingers. If the work is prop
erly done they will not need Ironing
and will have the appearance of new
curtains. And last, but not least, when
you come to replace them on the poles
they should be draped in such a way as
to have a pleasing effect, and not with
mathematical precision, as they look
better Is arranged rather carelessly and
not with such painstaking labor.
Pare lengthwise a ripe pineapple and
remove the eyes. With a fork dislodg
!rom the core the single fruits: the
.racts will designate the place wher
:he divisions occur. Slice lengthwise,
icross the grain, three sweet oranges,
Peel and slice two bananas and cut
lengthwise Into haves one cup of straw
oerrles. If all the fruits be sweet us
the Juice of half a lemon, otherwls
imit it. Beat to an emulsion one-third
up of olive oil, or butter will do, a lit
tle lemon Juice if needed, and three ta
slespoons of honey. Mix with th
fruits separately .or together, and ar
tange on a bed of heart leaves of let-
uce. The most striking effect, perhapa
s produced by dressing each kind of
!ruit separately, thus massing each col-
ir by itself. If the pineapple be larg
i larger quantity of dressing will be
equired, or less fruit may be used.
From Farmers' Voice: A salad Is a
,'aluable addition to dinner or supper.
md if one has a good dressing on hand
here is always something on the farm
hat can be used to advantage.
The following recipe will be found
ifery satisfactory, the dressing will
teep indefinitely and Is excellent foi
talads of boiled vegetables, chicken.
obster, tomato and lettuce, and many
ike it as a relish with cold meat. Make
ip a supply while the eggs are at thel
owest price and you will have suffi
cient to last' until spring.
Rub the yolk of four hard-boiled eggi
(rnooth, add two teaspoonfuls of drj
nustard, two of fine salt, and a few
Jashes of cayenne, or you may usi
white pepper or peprika if you objec
;o the "bite" of the cayenne, using con-
ilderable more; mix these thoroughlj
then add one tablespoonful of fine su
gar, two of olive oil and four raw eggl
well beaten; after this is worked to
smooth paste add very slowly a scant
;up of vinegar and mix thoroughly.
Pour In bottles, cork, and keep in a
cool, dry place, and shake before using.
This sells in the city stores for 35 cents.
naif-pint bottles.
K tchener's Spies.
Lord Kitchener Is made the hero of
an interesting anecdote, the details of
which have Just reached London. It
Is told by a relative of the Sirdar. Ac
cording to him, one night while the
British-Egyptian army was approach
ing Omdurman a Dervish spy was dis
covered In camp, and waa placed un
der arrest in headquarters. Not a
word could be coaxed out of him; he
pretended to be deaf and dumb, Short
ly afterward a second spy was caught,
and he, too, assumed a deaf and dumb
rile. Ha waa placed In the same tent
with the first prisoner.
Half an hour later a third spy waa
brought Into headquarters, and waa
put with the other two without delay.
At the end of an hour the alert guard
heard animated whispering going on
in the tent among the deaf and dumb
prisoners. A moment after tha third of
the spies stepped out of tha tent and
demanded of the guard to be taken ta
the officer's tent. He turned out to ba
the Sirdar himself, who waa disguised
so cleverly that he not only footed bis
own man, but wormed the secret of
tha two prtaonar from them.
From the Gentlewoman: After they
lave become "bone dry," put the shirts,
ollars and cuffs through a wheal
jtarch made by pouring foaming hoi
tvater over a smooth batter obtained
by stirring wheat flour and cold watei
together until It is the consistency ot
thin cake batter. This should be boiled
ilowly for two hours and then strained
through a cheesecloth to leave it per
fectly free of lumps. Add to each quart
jf boiling starch a teaspoonful of white
wax, such as Is especially prepared foi
laundry use.
The secret of a good smooth finish W '
jtlff starched clothes is in the method
3f starching. This must be carefully
Jone. Spread a shirt bosom over a clean
board, and with a piece of thin cloth
rub the starch into the bosom with
itrong, firm strokes. There should nol
oe a wrinkle in the linen after it is
thoroughly wet and starched, and all
superfluous starch is wiped off with the
;loth. The wristbands and neckbands
are treated the same way. When it it '
thoroughly dry "bone dry" again
the shirt and collars and cuffs are dip
ped for a moment in boiling water and
quickly wrung through the wringei
with the rollers pressed as tight to
gether as they can be turned. The
pieces should now be left to stand at
least two hours before they are Ironed
Cuba has 1,200 sugar plantations.
The Bank of England was opened
202 years ago.
A Russian does not become of ag
until he la 28.
In Greenland potatoes never grow lar
ger than a marble.
Ireland possesses the most equablt
climate of any European country.
There are said to be fewer suicide
among miners than among any othel
das of workmen.
The deptb of water affects tha apeel
of steamer very oqnslderably, the vea
sela moving mora slowly In shallow
than In dee water.
Dried bananas are now being ea
ported from Queensland. They are ln
tended as a substitute for raisins Ig
British paaalnga. (