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APRIL 1, 1910
of the ingredients should be baked in
a very hot oven. A little experience
will give the right skill.
For the Spanish bun, which is a
dough, not a batter, take six eggs,
beaten separately, a pound of butter
and one pound of sugar, beating the
butter and sugar together to a cream,
then adding the beaten yolks of the
eggs; measure after sifting a pound
of flour, sifting with it two tea
spoonfuls of baking powder, and add
this to the mixture alternating with
the beaten whiles. No milk or other
liquid is needed. Bake in form of a
loaf in a well greased pan.
For cooking evaporated or dried
fruits, take the quantity desired and
put into a deep vessel, adding barely
enough water to cover, and put a
light weight on the fruit. Let this
stand for half a day, then take out
the fruit and put into another vessel;
reduce a few pieces of the fruit to
a' pulp, and add the pulp to the wa
ter in which the fruit was soaked,
pour over the fruit and serve. A few
seeded raisins may be added, if liked.
Sweetening is not recommended for
(We have several calls for more
information regarding the alcohol
stove and sad-iron. Will some one
who has used them toll us how they
are liked, and what the cost of the
L. M. Cochineal, and the harm
less vegetable colorings sold by drug
gists may be used in coloring candies.
H. L. It is recommended to dis
solve a tablespoonful of powdered
alum in a pint of starch for cotton
wash goods, as it will brighten the
Annie S. A "puree" of potatoes
means that the vegetable is boiled
until soft enough to mash through a'
colander, then to the pulp are added
milk, butter and seasoning to taste,
the Whole being well heated before
Housewife One hardly knows
what to eat. We are told that eggs
are bad for any one subject to rheu
matic pains, and that the much laud
ed dried beans contain a poison that
is harmful to any but the most ro
bust system. We know a great many
people who can not eat the legumes
without experiencing much discom
fort. W. F. T. It is generally conceded
that denatured alcohol, when used as
fuel, is reasonably safe, and is not
expensive. Prices differ in different
localities. Manufacturers offer the
stovo pr iron on trial, "money back
if you are not satisfied."
Use graham flour; put one yeast
cake to soak, or use half a teacupful
of sugar, enough graham flour to
make like cake-batter, with a pint of
lukewarm water; let stand all night.
In the morning add a tablespoonful
of molasses mixed with a level tea
spoonful of soda dissolved in half a
cupful of warm water; beat in the
graham flour until it is stiff. Pour
in pans, let rise until the top cracks
open, then bake. When it is a day
old, crumble up and put into pans,
Bet in the oven to toast; mash up and
put into fruit jars or cans, covering
or sealing, and it will cost but a
fraction of what the commercial
grapenuts cost, and will be just as
nice, and you will be sure you are
not eating ground-up corn cobs. L.
freely; the phlegm which obstructs
the air passages will be either vom
ited up, or washed down, and the
throat relieved. For goitre, try this:
Take a strong brine strong enough
to hold up an egg; wring cloths out
of the brine, making the cloth double
thickness and long enough to reach
half way around the neck on either
side. Apply to the throat, cover with
a dry towel, and leavo over night.
Repeat every night for about three
weeks, when a cure is supposed to bo
effected. Another remedy is, use col
lodion spread on the entire outside
of the tumor, painting it on with a
small brush, three times a day. The
action of the collodion is to mechani
cally squeeze the blood out of the
Some Health Notes
Here are several simple remedies,
given by physicians of standing, and
persons who have tried them. In any
case, the expense is trifling, and the
remedies are harmless: For grip,
eat of very highly salted food. For
a severe sore throat, mix some sugar
.with the white of an egg, and eat it
To Mend Rubber or Leather Dis
solve an- ounce of gutta percha in
half a pound of chloroform. Clean
the parts to be cemented; cover each
with the solution and let dry for
twenty minutes. Then warm each
part in the flame of a candle and
press firmly together till dry.
Try to remember that burning
coal oil must be extinguished with
flour, as water thrown on only
spreads the flaming oil. Flour
thrown by scoopfuls on the flame
will at once extinguish it.
Keep a box for the odds and ends.
Put into this box any odd bits, such
as an extra caster, an odd hinge,
wardrobe hook, and the like, and
you will find they come handy some
time. Keep a few tin canB into
which to drop a few nails as you
have them, keeping each size sep
arate, and keep a hammer with them.
A screw driver and a few screws are
good things to have in the kitchen.
Keep a pair of scissors hanging
in the kitchen; two pair would bo
better; one sharp pair for cutting,
and an old pair for use about the
lamp. Keep a small funnel for use
about the lamps.
When buying new things for the
kitchen, replace the earthenware and
wooden bowls with the new papier
mache. These are inexpensive, more
cleanly, and unbreakable. When
used, wash as other vessels and let
Asbestos is now much used for
the protection of tops of furniture
on which wet or hot things are to be
set. Get a sheet of the asbestos and
make all sizes of doileys, to suit any
size dish or vessel, and thus save
the looks of your furniture.
For the comfort of the feet in
warm weather, bore a small hole on
either side of the shoe about one
inch from the sole and close to the
instep; the holes pump in the air
while the wearer is walking, and
thus ventilate the shoes. It beats
foot-ease powder, or pain. The hole
may be bored with an awl.
of the intelligent and earnest cltlzon
ship of the southwest:
"Even thoso who have been best
informed as to public sentiment in
tho west from the Alleghanies to
the Pacific would hardly have pre
sumed that the republican newspa
pers of this vast section would have
been so decisively against the con
trolling order of things in the re
publican party. When it is remem
bered that many of thoso who ex
press themselves in favor of Cannon
and tho now tariff law are influenced
by federal appointments, tho conclu
sion must be reached that, so far as
newspapers reflect public sentiment,
that sentiment is nearly unanimous.
"What is more, this feeling is not
local nor sectional. It is nearly as
strong in the east as in tho west. In
its broad application it means that
the republican party is suffering a
revolt, from which there can be a re
covery only through some striking
alignment with tho people.
"If a presidential election were to
bo held now there is probably only
FACTS FOR WASHINGTON TO
The Record-Herald has had occa
sion to warn republican leaders
against indulging in futile and vag
uely general defenses of the new
tariff act, defenses that irritate and
embitter without changing a single
opinion. It has also reminded
Washington of the wisdom of reck
oning with, facts and putting aside
fictions and flattering unction.
The revived discussion of the
Payne-Aldrich style of tariff revision
Is eliciting some significant and can
did comment, which the administra
tion and the congressional leaders
can not afford to dismiss lightly.
Here, for example, Is what a per
sonal friend and strong supporter of
President Taft, William R. Nelson,
says about the accumulating evi
dence of "overwhelming opposition"
to Cannonism and tariff bourbonism
in his thoroughly independent and in
fluential paper, the Kansas City Star,
a paper that reflects the sentiment
one republican who could bo elected,
and ho is out of tho country and freo
from all responsibility for or con
nection with tho tariff betrayal and
the restriction of popular representa
tion in congress."
These are tho words of a trained
and authoritative observer. They aro
Impressive words of soberness and
truth, and Washington needs nothing
so much as tho truth tho facts of
tho actual situation.
Let there be an end to Ill-tempered
and worse than unprofitable
censuring of republicans and inde
pendents who aro dissatisfied with
tho tariff and with tho house ways
of doing or not doing business.
Tho part of duty and wisdom Is to
face conditions as they aro and de
vote republican energies henceforth
to tho promotion of tho policies
which represent progress and em
body constructive statesmanship. Tho
"tide of revolt" can not be stemmed
by any other means; public senti
ment can not bo changed in any
other way. Chicago Rccord-IIerald.
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