Harrison press-journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1899-1905, May 21, 1903, Image 6

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    Sunny Bank Farm
(CHAITEU IV. (Continued.1
"Never mind, sis," said one of tin- nine.
''You know moat everything else, and
have done bravely." .
I wan an mire of mj certificate then as
I wki fifteen minute afterward, when
little slip of paper tfiveu me, de
claring me competent to teach a common
school. I thought it wan all over, mid
via aiijunti: mother' shawl and '.viiiK
on Juliet's veil, when they 3!:ed me to
write sonietliin;;, that they might a
specimen of m.v penmanship. Tnki:iu
the pen, I dashed off with a tlnin-h
"HriFi I.c" Ht which I thoiicht ihi.v
Ieereil more curiously than need he; am!
one ol liiem Dr. Clayton, a ynuti .aim.
nd a handsome one. too "fid sonieil.ing
about it being "very poetical."
The shadows of evening had lone since
fallen whet we stopped at. our door,
where we found mother anxiously aw, lit
lug us. Very wistfully she looked in
my V -e ere she asked the important
"Yen, I've got one," said 1. bounding
rom the buggy, "and I'd like to be x
audited every day. it's such fun."
i "Didn't you miss a word?" asked Ju-
"Oh, I'm so Kind!" cried I.uzie,
I "IVel bit, don't too?" snazented Chnr
'lie, while Anna inquired "if I'd lost her
pocket handkerchief!"
Ere long, exaggerated rumors reached
Sunny Hnnk of the very creditable mmi
Der in wtiieh I bad acquitted myself at
the examination, whereupon Aunt Sally
Wright was quite taken aback. Soon
rallying, however, she had recourse to
lier second prediction, which was that "1
should not teach more thau half the sum
mer out." Perhaps I wrong the old lady,
but I cannot help thinking that the ill
natured stories concerning myself, which
be set afloat at Pine Hill, were in a
great measure the cause of her prophecy
being fulfilled. Never before, to my
knowledge, had she visited at Captain
Thompson's, but now she spent an entire
lay there, bringing back to us the Intel
ligence that John Thompson, a boy just
one year my senior, was going to stay at
home that summer, as "Miss Cap'n
Thampson hadn't no idee I could teach
Added to this was the comforting as
aurance that "Cap'n Thompson was hop
,pln' mad because Mr. Randall had hir.-d
m in preference to his sister Dell, who
ftad herself applied for the school." . This
las I afterward learned, was the secret of
fthe dislike which, from the first, the
iThompsons entertained for me. They
;had no daughter, but the captain's half
aister Dell had lived with him ever tince
hi marriage, and between her and their'
hopeful son John the affections of him
selt and wife were nearly equally divid
ed. Dell Thompson was a proud, overbear
ing girl, about eighteen years of age, who
esteemed herself far better than her
neighbors, with whom she seldom asso
ciated, her acquaintances living mostly
at what was called "the center" of the
town. It seems that she had applied for
the summer school, but remembering that
die had once called him a "country clown
and bin wife ignorant and vulgar,." Mr.
Kaudall had refused her and accepted
me. Notwithstanding that the people of
Pine Hill generally disliked the Thomp
sons, there was among them a feeling of
dissatisfaction when it became known
that I was preferred to Dell, for "it
wasn't every 'big bug' who would stoop
to teach." !
Of this state of affairB I was fortu
nately ignorant, and never do I remem
ber a happier morning than that on
which I first took upon myself the re
ponsibilities of a teacher. By sunrise
the little hair trnnk, which grandma lent
tin, was packed and stood waiting on
the doorstep. Grandma had suggested
the propriety of letting down my dresses
a movement which I warmly seconded
but mother said "No," she didn't like
to see little girla dressed like grown-up
R'Cfncn;" so, ;n say new plaid gingham
I waited impatiently until the clock .
truck seven, at which time father an
nounced himself ready.
"When will yon come home?" asked
mother, as she followed me to the gate.
"In three weeks," waa my reply, aa I
bounded into the buggy, which anon
moved away.
Pine Kill ia not at all remarkable for
Its beautiful scenery, and aa old Sorrel
trotted leisurely along, down one steep
bill ond np another, through a haunted
warn p. and over a piece of road where
the little grassy ridges said, as plain aa
grassy ridges could aay, that the travel
ers there were few and far between, my
epirits lowered a little. But, anon, tea
prospect brightened, and In the distance
we saw the white walla of Captain
Thompson's residence gleaming through
the maws of evergreens which surrounded
It.' Huddeuly turning a corner, we came
to a bait before on of those slanting
roofed bouses ao common in New Eng
land. It waa tba home of Mr. Randall,
lid it waa there that I waa to board the
tret week. In the doorway, eating breid
nd molasses, were hla three children,
who, tba moment they saw us, .set np a
boat of ."somebody's come. I guess ,it's
the scboolms'am.'" and straightway tbey
tauk to tbair beela.
After a moment the largest of tbetn
ventured to return, and hia example waa
' aeon followed by the other two, the
yeoager of whom, after tying me aa
kaaet, hVrpad mV"Doa ThHnpson theys
1st ain't afraid of you: be asm lick you."
father inquired for Mrs. Randall, who,
, tr learned, waa swooping the school
ItsMsae. We sat forward, and soon reach -it
aw place of destination, which, wltb-
csjt (waste tree or ora assent of any hind,
' feed hahf way ap a lone, rainy hill. We
, ty Uim. sUMall enveloped ia a cloud
1 1 Tit, MT afWVM KMC np, lad bar
I by a Mack atife kaa4kr-
i waaa't It far the flan," aha
ta bat I
sedy teeh
4 vJa i mm, asvl I'd hav a to
" 'AH" " ,
vt - i taw
1 wvarw
I uupleasantly, fur in them I saw a dim
r.ku.vi,... ..t n ,u.., i i...u
.".ohou'mhu i an mat ei'sueu. rauj
er. who was va a hurry, soon left me.
bidding me "be a good girl, and not et
to romping with the scholars." Pr.m
the window I watched him until be dis
ap'ared over the sandy hill, half wish
ing that 1 and the litt'e trunk were with
hiui. I was roused from my reverie by
Mrs. Uandall. who inquisitively said
"Ain't you hut thini-ni"
"No, itjn'am." 1 answered.
" aul,' she returned, "it leats all
how much older you look. I should s'pose
you was full sixteen. Hut it's ull in your
favor, and 1 gin you'll be more likely
to suit the deestrict, though they're
afraid you haven't any government, and
they're terribly hard to suit. So, if I was
you." she continued. "I'd hold a pretty
tight rein at first. I give you full lib-rty
to whip my young ones if they don't be
have. They know better thau to com
plain at home."
.".Iter B:tti::g awsssr. si.s arose to go,
telling me "she should expect me at
night," and then 1 was alone, I looked
at iny watch; it was half past eight, Kiid
not a scholar yet. This was widely oif
ferent from Sunny Hank, where, by sev
en, the bouse wjs generally tilled with
children, hallooing, quarreling fiver eats,
and watching eagerly for the first olght
of "the new schoolma'am." Here the
tables were turned, and the "school-
ma'am" was watching fur her scholar.
Ten minutes of nine, and 1 began to
grow fidgety. I should have lo'eti more
so had I known how much is sometime
said about teachers not keeping their
hours. Five minutes of nine, and round
the corner at the foot of the bill appear
ed a group of children, while from anoth
er direction came others, shouting for
those in advance to "wail," which they
did. and the w hole entered the hoiie to
gether. A few of the girls made a slight
obeisance, while the boys laughed, and
throwing down their book in a very con
sequential manner, looked distrustfully
at me. My age had preceded me, and in
many of these childish hearts there was
already a spirit oT rebellion. On opening
my desk I found inscribed upon the lid,
in a bold schoolboy style, "Rosa Lee,
aged 13," to which was appended, in a
more delicate hand. "Ancient very!"
Taking my India rubber, I erased it
while my scholars were settling the mat
ter of seats. Then there ensued a per
fect silence, and the eyes of all present
turned inquiringly upon me, while, with
sundry flourishes with my silver pencil,
I proceeded to take down upon a big
sheet of foolscap the names, ages and
"what studies do you intend to pursue?"
of my pupiles. After much talking and
arranging, the school was organized; but
the first morning dragg-d heavily, and
when twelve o clock came, and 1 drew
from my satchel the nice ginger snaps
which my mother had made, they chok
ed me so much that I was obliged to
wink hard, and count the rows of tree
in the orchard opposite twice, ere 1 could
answer the question addressed to nie by
one of the little girls.
In the rear of the house was a long
strip of dense woods, and wishing to be
alone, I tok my bonnet and wondered
thither. .Seating myself upon a mossy
log, I tried to fancy that 1 was at home
beneath the dear old grapevine. But it
could not be. I was a school mistress.
Miss Iee they called me, and on my
brow the shadows of life were thus early
making their impress. Slowly to me
dragged the hour which always before
had been so short, and when at last I
took my way back to school, It seemed
that in that short space I had lived an
As I approached the school house I
saw that something was the matter, fvr
the scholars were greatly excited. 1
hastened forward; but it was with diffi
culty that I could learn the cause of
the commotion. George Randall w as cry
ing, while a little apart from him stood
two boys, one of them apparently four
teen and the other twelve. They were
strangers to me, and instinctively I felt
that they Trcre is some way connected
with the disturbance, and that the larger
and more important looking was John
Thompson a surmise which proved to
be correct.
It seemed that Isaac Ross, one of the
new-comers, had some weeks before se
lected for himself a corner seat, which,
as he was not present in the morning,
had been taken by George Randall, who
knew nothing of Isaac's Intentions, and
who now refused to give it up. A fight
was the result, the mwt of the scholars
taking aidea with George, while Isaac
was urged on and encouraged by John
Thompson, who, though not a pupil, had
come up "to see how he liked the new
schoolma'am." Aa a matter of course,
an appeal was made to me, to know "if
George hadn't the beat right to the sent."
Perhaps I waa wrong; but I decided
that he had, at the same time asking
Uanc "if he were coming to school."
"I ain't goin' to do anything else," said
he, glancing toward John, who, with a
wicked leer at me. knocked off one of the
little boys' bats and threw it up in the
What would have ensued next I do
not know, for at that moment Captain
Thompson rode round the corner and
called to bis ion, who, with mock defer
ence, bowed volitely to me and walked
away. Iigreeable as Isaac Ross ap
peared in the presence of John Thomp
son, I found that when left to himself he
was quite a different boy; and though he
at first manifested some reluctance to
taking another aeat, he at last yielded the
point, and for the, remainder of the day
conducted himself with perfect propriety.
On the whole, the afternoon pawed
away rather pleaaantly, and at uuht,
when school waa out, I started for my
boarding place quite contented. In pass
ing the different houaea which stood tix n
tba roadside, I demeaned myself with
the atmoaC dignity.' swinging my short
dreaa from aide to aide In Imitation of
a Boat lady who had once taught iu
an dtocrVtt, aatd whoa manner of walk
tag I graandy adaairod. from tba window
af Caytata Tboaapana'a dwelling I ea right
a g&9$ af fa.fj, which were hast
ily witastrawa, bat I fait aara that from
waand tba nsruiaatWy wawjwaaniag
k g'rlrm KactTscTta tasKaliwi
tbem. But when at last I was over the
bill and out of sight, oh, bow glad I whs
to be Rosa I.ee again, free to pluck the
sweet wiid Sowers, to watch the little
fishes in the running brook, or even to
chase a bumblebee if I liked.
About fifty rods from Mr. Randall's
stands one of those old-fashioned gable
roofed houses so common in some parts
of New England, and here, at the time of
which 1 am speaking, lived Mrs. Ito.
the mother of Isaac or Ike, as he was
familiarly called. I had never met the
lady; but as 1 approached the house and
saw a tall, square-shouldered woman
leaning on the gate. I naturally thought
that it might be she; and on this point
I was not long left in doubt, for the mo
ment I came within -speaking dUifince
she called out:
"How dy do. Miss Lee I a' pose 'tis?
You pretty well? I'm Miss Ross, Isick's
mother. He telled me that he had some
fuss about a seat that he picked cut
n ore'n a month ago. and thinks he orto
have. I don't never calkerlate to take
side with my children, 'cause I've kept
school myself, and 1 know how bud 'tis;
but i do hate to have Isick git a miff i.gin
the scoholiua'am on the first start, and
if I's you I'd let him have the sent in
stead of George Randall, for uichhy
folks'll say you're partial to George, bein'
that his father's committeeman."
As well as 1 could, I explained the
matter to her. telling her I wished to
do ri'ht, and meant to as far as I Knew
"1 presume you do," said she, "or I
shouldn't 'a taken the liberty to pck
to you. I knew you's young, and I felt
afearcd you didn't know what an un-d--rtakin'
it was to teach the young idee
how to 'sHute.' The si hoolina'ams have
always thought a sight o' me, and gen
erally tell me all-their troubles, so
know jest how to take their part when
the rest of the folks are ag'iu 'em. V.s
Sufan Hrown to school? I!ut she wasn't,
though, I know she wasn't."
I replied that there waa a little girl
present of that name, and my companion
"Now I'll give up, if Miss Hrown has
come round enough to send, when she
was so dreadfully opposed to your teach
in'. You've heerd about it. I s'pose?"
I answered that "1 didn't know that
any one bad opposed me except Mr.
"Oh, yes," said she, assuming' an in
jured look and tone. "Everybody knows
about that, and there's some sense in
their bein' tread, for 'twas plaguey morti
fyin' to I)ell to offer to teach and be re
jected by Mr. Randall, a man that none
o' the Thompsons would wipe their old
shoes on, and then, 'tisu't every big bug
that will stoop to teach for you know
'tain't considered fust cut."
"No, I didn't know it," and so I said;
but she assured me of the fact, quoting
as authority both Mrs. Thompson and
Dell, who, I found, were her oracles in
everything. After a time I brought her
back to Mrs. Brown, wbose husband, she
said, was gone to sea, and who had her
self applied for the school.
"But between you and me," she added,
speaking in a whisper, "it's a jnighty
good thing that she didn't get It, for she
ain't the likeliest person that ever was,
and nobody under the sun would have
sent to her. Isick shouldn't a gone a
single day. But, land sakes! how I'm
talkiu'! You must not breathe a word I
say, for I make it a p'int not to slander
my neighbors, and if everybody minded
their business as welt as I do, there
wouldn't be o much back-bitlo' as there
is. And that makes me think I've hud a
mind to caution you; but no, I guess 1
won't mebby you'll tell on't." t
Of course my curiosity was roused, and
of course I said I wouldn't tell; where
upon she proceeded to inform me 'hat
Mrs. Randall was a Tery talkiu' woman,
and I must be pretty careful in her pres
ence. "You can tell rnc anything you
wish to." said she, "for I'm a muster
hand to keep a secret; but Miss Raud.'ill
is forever in hot water. She an' Mis
Brown are band in glove, and both on 'em
turn up their noses at Miss Thompson
and Dell, who never pretend to make
anything of 'em. I'm considerable inti
mate at the captain's, and I know all
about it. Dell is smart as a steel trap,
and it's a pity she's took such a ditlike
to you.
"I don't think she ought to blame me,"
said I, "for I didu't know as she wanted
the school "
'Tain't that altogether," resumed
Mrs. Ross, sgain speaking in a whisper.
Tain't that altogether; and If you'll
never lisp a word, on't, I'll tell you the
hull story."
I gave the required promise, and then
Mrs. Ross proceeded to inform me that
Dell waa jealous of me.
'Jealous!" I exclaimed. "How can
that be?"
"You remember Doctor Clayton, don't
you? said she. "Dell's kinder settlu'
her cap for him. and I guesa he's a anick-
ertn' notion after her. Anyway, he somes
there pretty often. Well, he waa there
the week after the examination, and told
'em about j ou. He said you waa bright
aa a new i'uinea, and had better lamin'
than h! the teachers, and then you had
Such a sweet name Rosa be liked It.
You orto have seen how mad Dell was at
you after ha waa gone."
Here Ike called out that "the Johnny
cake was burned blacker than his hat,"
snd forthwith Mrs. Ross started for the
house, first bidding me "keep dark," and
telling me she hoped "I wouldn't be par
tial to Mr. Randall's children, for they
needed llrkin' if ever young ones did
tbey warn't brought up like Iaick,' who
waa governed ao well at home that he
didn't need It at school."
I waa learning to read the world's
great book fast, very fast; and with a
lightly heavy heart I turned away, paus
ing once while Mrs. Ross, from the door
step, called to me, saying that "she guess
ed I'd better give Isick the aeat to-morrow,
aeein' hia heart was set ou'L"
I found Mrs. Randall waiting to re
ceive me in a clean gingham dress and
apron, with her round, good-humored
face shining as if it had been through
the same process with the long line of
now-white linen which was swinging
it the clothes yard. The little hair trunk
bad been removed to the "beat room,''
which waa to be mine. The big rocking
chair waa brought out for me; the round
tea table, nicely presd, stood ia the cen
ter of the floor, and Mrs. Randall hop-Mi
I would make myself at home.
Without any Intention of revealing
what Mrs. Bona had imparted to ma, I
still felt a great curioelty to know Mr.
Randall's opinion of bar; ao, aftor a
time, I ventared to speak of mj baring
seen her, and to aak wboa and where
aha taught school. With a Barry ianga,
Mrs. Randall replied:
"Her kaaptac school aanowta la tMai
1 When she was girt, a friend of hera
w ho a teaching wanted to go away fot
two days, and got Miss Ross, then Nancy
Smedley, to take her place, and that's
the long and short of her experience.
She's a meddlesome woman, and lnak 'S
more trouble In the district than Any
body else. She tried to make Miss Brown
think she was misused because she
tt-itiililn'r tit,., Itu inutuuil j.f vim u-Iia
I applied first, and for a spell I guess
Miss Brown was a little sideways: but
she's a sensible woman and has ijot all
over it."
(To be continued.)
Siufiidltr of the Kurds ia Well Knows
la the Orient.
The Kurds In Kastcrn Asia Micor
are retarded by the Arabs as stupid
people, wont to make the sort of bull
that in the West la jxmliui aw-rilied
to Irishmen. There Is a collection vif
stories which the Arabs tell about
them of which these are fair exam
ples: Once a detaebnieut of Kurds waa
crossing a xtrcam, which w as mi mud
dy that I hey could not ice their feet
under the water.
"We have lost our legs," they said,
and stsd helpless, because without
leg" ln y could li"t wa!k.
r a while the pasha came by.
ual are you sianding in that wa
ter for?" he dciiinU'lcd.
"We have lost our legs nnd cannot
The pnsba got some of his ntlcndanis
to apply thongs to the backs of tho
legless Kurds and of course tiny
jumped, thereby discovering their leg
again. Whereupon they all fell ou
their knees, and t bunked the pjitsha for
having restored Iheir Ugs.
Once Hume Kurds were standing un
der a cliff.
"No one knows bow high that cliff
is," said one.
"No." replied nuother, "unci a strang
er might come by and ask us. It
would be disgraceful not to know."
"Then let us measure it."
"But we have no line long enough."
"Well, we can measure. It with our
bodies. Let one hung by his hands to
the edge anfl another bang to his feet,
and so on until we know how many
men It takes to hnng the whole dis
tance." So they started to form a living
plumb-line. Just as ibe last man was
cllmblug down, the top man tried to
change the position of his hands, aud
they all fell and broke their legs.
"Oh. well," said one. when lie carua
to, "we didu't need to know the height
of the cliff."
"No," said another, "so It doesn't
Thirsty Tor a Chord.
The Duke of Saxe-Welmar once invit
ed John Sebastian Bach, the Nestor of
German music, to attend a dinner at
the palace. Before the guests sat down
to the feast Bach was requested to glva
an Improvisation.
The composer seated himself at tba
harpsichord, and straightway forgot all
about dinner and everything else, lie
played so long that at last the duku
touched him ou the shoulder, and said:
'We are very much obliged, master,
but we must not let the soup get cold
Bach started to his feet and followed
the duke to the dining-room without
uttering a word. But he was scarcely
seated when he Rprang up, rushed back
to the instrument like a madman,
struck a few chords, and returned to
the dining-room, evidently feeling much
"I beg your highness' pardon," he ex
plained, "but you Interrupted me In a
series of chords and arpeggios on thu
dominant seventh, aud I could not feel
at ease until they were, resolved Into
the tonic. It ! as If you snatched a
glass of water from the lips of a man
dying of thlrat. Now I have drunk the
glass and I am content."
Tne Chaplain's Deal.
Ad army officer tella this story:
"One. of my chaplain friends was ot
an army transport going south with
tome officers and men from various reg
intent. The officer were playing
cards in the cabin from morning to
night. When Sunday came, the chap
lain took a good supply of reading mat
ter from hla cabin, and waa on hand
with It a the breakfast tablu was
cleared off and the officer were get
ting ready to play cards aa usual.
"Htepplng to the bead of the table,
be aald good-naturedly; 'Gentlemen,
tracta are trump to-day aud lt' uiy
"All right, chaplain.' the officers re
sponded, 'give us a band.'
"The booka and prayera were given
out. No cards were played that day.
The chaplain bad hia opportunity un
hindered, because be showed tact ID
hla way of presenting hla case."
Camela Trained to Hacn.
The ordinary camel, which will nevel
hurry under any circumstance, baa
feen transformed In southern Algeria
Into an animal ao different In sire,
temper and appearance that it may al
most he looked upon aa a different
race. This la the racing camej, prized
for Ita speed. The result of many gen.
era t Ions of careful breeding, which baa
been encourage!' by valuable prlzea. M
can Is' decnded upon for nine or ten
miles an hour, which it can keep up
for alxtecn or seventeen hour, almot
without a atop.
Not Mwh of an Improvement.
Tha Doted proaacntor general of
Ruaala, PobladoDeataeff, baa loot bit
"Wtwwl I'm glad of that"
"Aod ba la auceaadad by Oonal
"Now I'm not aa glad at I thoafta
I waa." Otaralaad Plata baalar.
Waaamgtoo aad Ltaaola war aa
Chat wa ai flraa af baatisat f
(k ;l1 .1 a AT. angr m ! r vsan
Sift a quart of flour with half a tea-
spoonful each of salt and sugar luto
i bowl. Scald a sup of milk and siir
It luto a teaspoonful of butter, incited
In a half pint of boiling wafer. When
this Is lukewarm stir it into the sifted
flour, then add a third of a yeast cake
that hag been dissolved In a gill of
blood-warm water, and -mix to a soft
dough. Tuni'upon a floured pastry
board nnd knead for ten minutes. Set
(o rise In a bread pan with n performed
top, set In a warm place for six hours.
At the end of this time divide tie
d tugh Into two loaves, knead each of
these for five minute and put luto a
greased pan. Cover with a light cloth
nnd set to rise for an hour more befoie
baking In a steady oven.
Tomato Cutsnp,
Boll together a peek of ripe tomatoes
ond four large onions until they are
soft. Pass through a colander and
theu strain the liquid through a flue
sieve. Put this over the fire with a
dozen sprays of parsley, a couple of
bay leaves, a teaspoonful each of
ground cloves, mace, white pepper.
sugar, salt and a very Utile cayenne.
Tie up a teaspoonful of celery seed 111
u little muslin bag and drop In with
the rest. Boll all together for five
hours, stirring occaslmially. Wle-n
polled down one-half, and quite thick,
take out the bag of celery seed, add a
pint of vinegar and take from the fire.
When the catchup is stone cold bottle
and cork, scaling the corks.
Cheese Croo.nettc.
Cut Into small dice one pound of
American cheese. Have ready one ciii
ful of hot cream sauceiu a saucepan;
add the cheese and the yolks of two
beaten eggs, diluted with a little cresm.
Stir until well blended, and let tba
inlxture remain on the stove for a mo
Ineut until the cheese gets "steady."
Season with salt, red and white pepper
and a little nutmeg. Set ou the Ice un
til cold, then form Into croquettes and
roll lu line bread crumbs Dip In egg,
then In crumbs again, and fry In deep,
hot fat until a delicate brown. Good
Fansaore with Hnclcwheat Cakr.
Prick the sausages well and fry In a
little bacon fat. Put them on a hot
platter In a circle on the outside, leav
ing space for the cakes In the center.
Cakes. Mix thoroughly two cupful of
buckwheat flour, a little salt and three
teaspooufuls of baking powder; then
add tullk and water of equal parts to
make the batter of the right consist
ency. Add a little molasses, which
will give them a better color. Fry on
a soapstotie griddle and pile neatly in
the center of the ring of sausage.
Cream of Celery Foup.
Cut the celery into inch bits, covet
with a quart of water and boll tender.
Rub through the colander and return
the liquid to the Are. Make a roux
of a tablesptionful of butter and ona
of flour, and when It bubbles pour
upon It a pint of rich milk part cream,
If you have It Stir until smooth aud
thick, then add gradually the celery
puree. Season with salt and white pep
per and serve.
Oyster I'ie.
Line a vegetable dish with mashed
potato. Brush It over with the white
of an egg, aud put It In the oven to
brown lightly. Take two dozen oystera,
half a pint of milk, one tablespoon ful
of butter, pepper aud salt to taste. Let
it come to a boll, aud thicken wltb a
heaping teaspoonful of flour and put
Into the apace left In the vegetable
dish. What to Eat
Kaa Uasaa.
To one cup of One chopped meat add
one cup of fine bread crumb, one
apoonful of One chopped onion. Sea
son with pepper and aalt and a spoon
iful of melted butter; add enough milk
to bind together. Have large gem pant
well greased and nearly fill wltb the
mixture; break an egg carefully on the
top of each one; dust with aalt aod
bake eight mluutea.
Rolled Ha I ad Dreaalaa.
Btlr together two lea ten eggs, a cup
of vinegar, a heaping teaspoonful of
grcnutated sugar, a little mustard, a
flaib of salt aud a quarter teaspoonful
of made mustard. Bring very slowly
to a boll, atlrring frequently. When It
ttollai add a teaspoonful of butter, beat
until thla melts, then remove from the
Baked Rasssit,
Tear a narrow strip of peeling from
1-one aide of each banana. Lay the ba
nanas, open aide up, Id a baking pan.
cover closely and bake for balf ao
hour, or until very tender, but not so
tender aa to break when bandied. Peel
and send to table and aerve as a vege
table, or with bot cream aauca aa
Potato Boaflea IChaBiif !Uh),
Mil a pint of maahed potatoca wltb
balf a cup of thick cream and tba
whltea of two egga, beaten atlff. Put
two tableipoonfuU of butter In the
chafing dlab, aod when very bot put
la the potato la large tableepoonfiila
When brown on one aide, torn, browa
tae other, and aenre Immediately,
"P" baa developed a variety ot
f taalie wltb leavea beautifully striped
Miss Gannon, Sec'y Detroit1
Amateur Art Association, tells
young women what to do to
avoid pain and suffering caused
by female troubles.
" I ca.n conscientiously recommend
I.ydia K. Pinkliam's Vegetable
Com pound to those, of my sisters
sufferm; with female weakness and
the troubles which so often befall
women. I suffered for months witd
general wasUrttess and felt so weary
that I h4 hird work to keep up. I
had shooting pains and was utterly
miserable ! my diM.ro I ws ad
vised to rrm I.yiliit V l'illkliain's
Ygef.ll Co'inpoiifiri, and it was
a red letter dy t m when I took the
first dose, for t thut time my restora
tion lgan. In six weeks I was a
changed woman, perfectly well in
every respect. I felt n elated and
happy that, I want all women who
t.uter to get well ns I did." Miss
Ol'ILA 0505 Jones St.. Itetroit,
Corresponding .Sec'y Mich. Amateur
A rt A ssoci t lOD. J WOO fnrftll If original of
abwt Ivttir prat ftflti'ntrteM cannot frf produced.
It I clenrly sliown In thn
Tounjr Jit'lv letter that Lydla K.
IMnkhntr.'s Vt ef!!e. Compound
will surely cut e t lit suf furinpri of
women ; utnl when one considers
that Miss OnnuonN letter In only
one of hundreds which we have, the
preat virtue of Mr, I"inlbKra'a medi
cine muat be. admitted by all.
A Skin of Beauty Is Joy Fo revert
H. I. ril.ll. t.OI KAl Ir'H UHIPTAI
CUE AM, UK M A ! I (. A L HEAl 1 it IKK.
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lion ' fOT tsaU; Ll
ii UriarviM U4
C Afloat sud Auto,
r AMD. T. MOPK1M. PropT. tJ (ml iuem U 1. .
Trust Tho Who Have Tried.
I SI." K KICK ED from cotnrrh of tha
worst kind and never hoped for cure, but
Kly's Cream Halm seems to do even that.
Oscar Ostroin, 45 Warren avenue, Chi
e.'ii'n. 111.
I TRIED Ely s Crenm P.n!m and to all
ppenriiiiees am cured of catarrh. Tba
terrible headaches from which I loiijf.
suffered are gone. V. J. Hitchcock, lulu
Major U. S. Vol. and A. A. Gen., ljuffub,
X. Y.
MY SOX was afflicted with catnrrh.
He used Ely's Cream Bslm nnd the dla
airreeuhle catarrh nil left him. J. 0.
Oliuslead. Areola, III.
The liulm does not Irritate or causa
sneezing. Sold by druKist at Ti cU. or
tnniled by Ely Brothers, M Warreu St.,
New York.
At an evening purty In a Stockholm
residence the heat became almon
intolerable. The window sanhci
were found frozen and a pane ol
glass was shattered. A current of
cold rushed In and at the Hatue In
stant flakes of snow were seen to fal'
to the floor In all parts of the room.
The atmosphere was so saturated
with moisture that the sudden fall la
temperature produced a snowfall in-
'"And that young fellow Tongue has
become a famous man, has he?" By
no means." r'understood you to
say be had become quite r.oted."
" Ob no, I rueiley remarked that bis
name was Id eveiybodys mouth,"
Kansas City Journal.
Wbeo I wax 20 1 knew twice at
much at I do now, and the way I 1411
going on. it I should live to be "5, I
don't expect to know nothing.
Ingratitude It the commonest and
meanest lnstinkt ov tbe heait.
It'a Easy to Shak Off the Coffee Habit,
There are many people who make tba
humiliating- acknowledgment that they
re dependent upon Coffee to "brace
them up" every little while. Tbesa have
never learned the truth about Poetum
Cereal Coffee which makes leaving off
coffee a simple matter and brings health'
and strength in place of coffee ilia. A:
lady of Davenport, Iowa, who haa used
1'ostum Food Coffee for five year ia
competent to talk upon tbe subject She
any s :
"I am a school teacher and during
extra work, when I thought I needed to
be braced up, 1 used to indulge In rich,
strong coffee, of which I waa very fond,
and upon which I thought I waa depen
dent. "I began to have serious heart palpita
tion and at times had sharp pains around
tbe heart and more or less stomach
trouble, I read about I'ostntn and got
some to try. I dnped coffee, took up
the Post urn and It Worked such wonders
for me that many of my friends took It
"In a hort time I was well sgain. even
able to attend evening socials. And I
4id not miss my coffee at all. Now I can
truthfully say that I have been repaid
fully for the thau I m.H.i 1 1,.
indication of heart disease and not once
In tba paat fear year have I had a alek
aeeaarae or Wlloua spall.
"Mr father. 71 eaM u 1. . i.-
rotbuelaat and feel that hla good health
ra a large measure is doe te tba cape el
toed Peetaai which he enjoy mm JSj.
NaaM faraiehed by Peetaaa Ce.. Batfia
Creek, Hi. ' B"a
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