The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923, September 27, 1901, Image 2

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i4i Arrow and a Song
When Basil Hcthcrlngton was young
mul addicted to writing of poetry It
chanced that ho know n girl her nnme
wan Elolaa Groy, if you want to
know nnd ho addressed nil of
hla pooma to her. Ho wroto
about tho dawn nnd told her she was
llko that to him, nnd ho wroto about
storm and midnight and said thcao
things woro llko hl dreary heart Ho
colobrated hor oyes and her golden
head, and her llttlo fqot and tho mead
ow through which sho walked, and
her volco singing In church. Ho
lookod nnd longed for aomo acknowl
edgment of theso verses, which
scorned to him qulto tho most olncoro
nnd moving of nny that over were
writton. Dut nono came. Elolsa wont
hor ways with onlv casual notlco of
him. And tho first thing cither of
thom know, tho days of childhood and
poetry had passed; tho meadows
across which sho had walked to school
woro built up with houses; Basil
Hothorlngton had gono to a largor and
dirtier city, and Elolsa went nwny to
the far East, and Inter to Europo to
study music.
Now, though no ono hnd thought
much about It In tho old town, It was
a fact that sho bad an unusual music
al talent. It was crcntlvo nnd orig
inal. It sometimes scorned to hor as
It sho thought only of music, and ev
ery sound sho heard resolved itself
Into a part of a harmony for her.
Sounds woro chords and discords to
her-'-tho whistling of an engine, tho
hissing of steam, tho beat of hoofs on
the pavement, tho roar of tho town,
tho purr of a skiff through tho water,
all woro a part of nature's symphony.
Sho, who had seemed to horsolf so
simple and childish a llttlo tlmo ago,
became complex. Sho wondorod at
her own Impulses; and tho gonlus
within her domlnntod her and sot her
to work when oho would fain havo
been Idle; It compolled her to relin
quish pleasures for tho sako of hor
task; sho set aside friendships, that
sho might not bo tempted into dal
liance. All of hor caro-frco lifo was
as a thing of tho past. Great thoughts
and Impulses had como to abldo in
hor and to control her life. Hor oyer,
woro oponed to an npprociatlon of the
achievements of tho masters. All
that wub domestic In hor sho would
havo affirmed was dead or dormant.
She lived for tho sako of her art To
express In lofty terms tho inspiration
of her soul sho felt to be hor destiny.
So, by working early and lato, It
came about that her gonlus was har
nessed; set to a paco; it was lawful,
obedient, swift and strong. And
Elolsa Grey who had a name which
you would all know If it wero to bo
told you was a famous woman.
Good critics pronounced her work
original, beautiful and of haunting
characteristics. They said few wom
en composers had ever got bo at tho
root of harmony; they talked about
her muslclanly knowledge; they said
sho was a humblo student of tho mas
ters, that she obsorvod tho traditions,
yot triumphed over hor knowlodgo
and mado it her own, and sot tho seal
of personality upon all Bho did.
Having dono all this, sho fell to
sighing and wondorod It It was worth
while Tho laws of harmony, sho ro'
flectod, were exlstont from tho begin
ning. Any ono could discover them;
any ono could mako peculiar arrange
mqnts of musical notes, dovlso now
themes, perceive that soma musical
Ideas stood for ono set of emotions,
othors tor othor emotions. And attar
It was all done, whero was the Joy of
It? She went to a dreaming, Im
memorial llttlo town on tho Mediter
ranean and mopod, not caring much
for herself, thinking mighty little of
,fame, alienated from tho lite of her
girlhood and feeling moat bitterly
' At the same tlmo a young morchant
in hardware back In a dirty and bols
teroua town was reflecting that lite
was absurd. To toll for tho sake of
mere toll; to sloop for tho sake of
waking, and to wako for tho sako of
more Bleeping by and by, appeared to
him to bo a dull gamo, Getting along
in business had appeared to him to be
difficult at tho beginning, though the
business had not bcon at all of his
liking. Dut, somehow, ho had suc
ceeded. His concern was In corre
spondence with many hundred towns;
lo was an exportor(of no monn cnter--prlao.
To help keep hlmsolt amused
Tie built him a homo and furnished it
and lived in it, and wondered why ho
could not got tho courage to ask any
of tho women he knew to marry him.
Sometimes as ho sat boforo hla flro
In tho quiet of nn evening, after he
was woary with reading, ho would
lean his head back and muBo for a
tlmo, and in tho unguarded moments
ho contessod, half unconsciously, to
himself that tho reason ho did not
marry was because no girl bad ever
seemed so sweet to him as Eloisa
Groy, to whom ho used to wrlto the
ballades, thO lyrlCS, thO lays and
rounueiays. wnon no ruiucmuuruu
her he was tempted to tako to writing
again, but ho laughed at tho Idea of
a merchant in wholesale hard,wnro do
ing anything so inconsistent, and en
deavored to recall his thoughts to
commonplace themes.
It chanced ono night that, having
nothing olso to do, he took a cortaln
handsome and stately young lady to
a concert at which a popular singer
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was to omploy hor talont tor charity.
It was a fashionable affair. Tho box
es of tho great concort hall had bcon
bought nt fancy prices; tho magnifi
cent hall was flllod. Basil Mothering
ton trlod to feel gratified at tho beauty
and fascination ot the womnn with
him and who was doing hor best to
pleaso him.
But the conversation between thom
dragged, nnd ho wns glad whon tho
singing began; though ho found thnt
unlntorosting, too. Then tho famous
prima donna came betoro tho audi
ence. Sho was to sing a sulto of lovo
songs, by a womnn composer, whoso
nnmo Hothorlngton had often read,
but whoso music ho had novor heard.
He felt but n languid interest at first,
In splto of tho tendor nnd full-throated
boauty of tho singer's volco, but sho
had hardly completed tho flrBt stanza
before ho sat erect, listening eagerly.
Tho words, enunciated with delicato
clearness, Bcomod to speak to his own
soul. They woro as familiar to him
aa though ho had writton thom, nnd,
as ho listened, nnd tho song sulto
continued, swelling in Its crcscondo of
passion, ho know ho had writton thoso
words that thoso wore tho Bongs ho
had Bent yonrs ago to Elolsa Groy.
Ho had heard, too. that Bho hod tal
ent In composing, but it hnd novor
occurred to him that tho namo of tho
famous song writer could bo thnt un
dor which his old friend masked hor
Identity. As tho songs went on, how
ovor, ho was convinced thnt this was
tho case Ho could not toll why it
wns, but tho soul of tho girl who had
never seemed to lovo hlro, and who
had put him nsldo with girlish timid
ity nnd hautour, appeared to bo speak
ing to him now, and to bo declaring
hor timorous lovo. He forgot tho
woman besldo him; forgot tho throng
about him. Ho saw tho meadows be
yond tho western town; saw tho old
schoolhouso; rememborod tho chaste,
shy faco of tho girl who would not
look his way, and his heart throbbed
in his ears.
Tho next day saw him taking a
train back to tho town of his youth,
which wns now grown nlmost boyond
his recollection. Ho found a relative
of his old friend there, and ho loarncd
hor whereabouts.
Should ho wrlto? Or should ho seok
hor out? Tho probability of his en
tertaining a false premise tormented,
him in certain moments.. He said it
wns a part of hla old folly to rush to
tho conclusion that sho loved him be
cause sho sot his songs to beautiful
music. Undoubtedly sho had morely
used tho matorlal at hand, realizing
thnt tho verses adapted themselves
well to music. So he told hlmsolt
scornfully nnd ovon while ho sneered
ho packed his trunk, left his business
nnd started for n European vacation.
Tho long, golden nttornoon dragged
ltsolf out llko a song that is too sweet
to eud. Basil Hothorlngton, elated
with boauty Biich as ho had novor
known, nonked in tho old world peace,
forgetful of nil tho frot and fumo of
tho life to which ho was used, wan
dorlng about tho ancient town by tho
Mediterranean on his love quest He
asked tho townspeople concerning the
American lady. They knew hor nnd
told him ot the place whero sho
lodged. But Bho was not there. m Tho
brooding splendor of the day had "tak
en her to tho shoro or nmong tho
vincclad hills, ho told hlmsolt. So ho
searched, half hoping, half doubting;
dreading to mcot hor and suffer disso
lution of his dream; yot grudging tho
hours which ho passod away from her.
It was almost sunsot whon ho camo
upon her In n quiet place. Sho sat
looking off sadly nt the aea changed,
Indcodl A woman 'in tho plentltudo
of womanhood, with a woman's mel
ancholy and aloofness. But ho had
too compelling a curiosity in his heart
to permit him to accord any consid
eration to his own hesitancy. He
went up to her and hold out his hands.
"Elolsa." he said, "I have come
across tho ocean and sought you out
to ask a question ot you."
"Why, Basil Hethortngtonl" aho
gasped. "I thought you had forgotten
me a long time ago!"
"Forgotten youl I have remembered
bo well that I havo traveled all this
way to lnqulro why you choso my
words aa tho thomo of your wonderful
songs. Was It mero casual selec
tion?" "No."
"Was It merely critical approval?"
"Was It becauso you prized my
"I prized thom. Yes."
"For their literary merit or, for
their porsonal message?"
"You nro making It hard for mo."
"You aro cheating mo ot tho wom
an's part. You aro making mo do
claro myself it is I who should
"Then you did lovo tho songs? It
was a happlnoss to you to Bing them
as it wns to mo to wrlto them? You
know I lovod you. You rememborod
aftor all theso years."
"Oh, yes, Basil, I rememborod.'
"Then, why, in the old days, did
you never let me know you cared for
thom? I thought you never read
"And I thought you wroto thom to
mo merely becauso I chanced to bo at
hand. I thought you woro a poet
and that I was an Incldont that you
,-,,, hnVft wrtrfin nn tn nnv nnn nr
I "" - ' - .....-,- , ww, w.
porhaps did wrlto verses llko
you sent mo to many othors."
Ho laughed a long tlmo beforo ho
could answer, nnd there was both
amusoment and joy in his laughter.
"I novor wrote any vorses at all ex
cept to ypu," ho said. "I novor was
a ,poet except whon I thought of you.
It was only my lovo for you that made
mo sing."
Sho looked at him smilingly.
"My art novor scorned worth whllo
to mo except whon I set your words
In rauslo," aho said,
The sun Ellppod over tho horizon.
Tho lqng, golden afternoon was dono.
Chicago Tribune.
To analyzo lovo too closely. Is to euro
ono's aolt of It Psycho lost It by wlsl.
ing to know what It was.
VoAa arc tho poppies, and slim spires of
Tho hollyhocks; tho balsam's pcerly
bredes '
Of loso-Mnlncd sr.ow arc llttlo sacs of
Collapsing at a touch; tho loto, tint
Tho pond with grden, has changed Its
llowcra to rods
That balance cell-pierced disks; and all
tho weeds.
Around the sleepy water and Its roods,
Aro ono whllo smoke of seeded silk thnt
Bummer Is dead, ah met sweet summer's
doadl .
Tho sunset clouds have built her funer
al pyre,
Through which, o'en now, runs subter
ranean (Ire;
While from tho cast, as from a garden
Mlst-vlned, tho dusk lifts her broad
moon, llko some
Grout golden melon, saying, "Fall has
Madison Cawcln in Septombcr Century.
The New Tailored Skirt
Tho Btrcot skirts havo roached tho
oxtreme. Thcro will bo tho unusually
long, trailing skirt, slondcr, tight-fitting
and graceful, that will bring
about n rovlval ot tho scientific ml
crobo lecturo, nnd thoro will also bo a
short skirt of even longth all around
that to bo exactly proper will hang
Just two inches from tho floor.
Cloth buttons, rows and rows of fino
stitching, straps, appliquo of the samo
matorlal as the skirt, cut in conven
tional scroll pattern and heavily
stitched, will bo tho only trimming
used for theso now skirts, but as all of
tho now models aro dono in two or all
of theso styles tho effect is ono of par
adoxical elegance, elaborato with the
sklrt-stttched trimming and simple be
causo of tho absence of braid, gilt and
Tho very nowest modols nro mado
with flvo or Bovcn narrow gores. The
center gore Is often Bet In with a panel
effect, which 1b mado by tho flounco at
tho bottom ending at tho seams of tho
front gore, or else it Is produced by n
yoko In back and across tho hips that
'Is cut from tho samo plcco as is tho
front goro, and ,1s outlined with
stitching, which begins in back and
runs along tho edgo of tho yoke, and
then down to front scams to the end
of tho skirt.
Tucks and broad plaits will do away
ontlroly with darts of nny sort. Nearly
all of tho skirts aro set on yokos ot
some description or yokes aro outlined
by stitched straps, or the cloth np
pllqucd in tho scroll design. Tho
street skirts, both long and short, fit
very tight over tho hips and to the
knees, whero they aro finished in eith
er a circula Spanish flounce or flaro
scams. The straps and applique aro
ornamented with large cloth buttons.
Tho habit back Is as decidedly gone
as is tho polntod waist lino. Small in
verted plaits give a scant fullness .to
tho back. Ono plait 1b moro popular,
but two and threo aro a mark of the
season'H newness. A graceful Btylo for
a very long skirt shows ten small
plaits turned in and held down by
stitched straps reaching juBt across tho
plaits and finished with buttons, says
tho Chicago Evening Post.
Tho circular flounco Is the result ot
tho ruffled summer skirt It unlshcs
the very smartest models. It Is a
graduated flounco always, and is often
double or oven triple It Is usually
very high In back and narrow in front,
often narrowing to nothing, where the
front goro roaches to tho floor. This
flounco gives tho fluffy effect about the
feet, tho samo as does tho ruffled skirt.
All of tho short skirts aro mado with
tight linings, and tho trailing ones aro
made with drop skirts.
Tho colors and materials are as ex
treme as tho styles. Tho zlboltno or
canvas weaves, charo popularity with
broadcloth and Venetian cloth, which
is really a light weight broadcloth.
Tho canvass wcavn Is coming from
London with colored borders for
sleeves, collars, fronts of coats and
tho bottom f skirts., Thoro is green
with a lavender border, red ondlng
fancifully In tan and bluo or brown
with tan.
But tho vory smartest things for tho
fall skirts will bo the light shades in
tho canvas wcavo, or tho old-fashioned
"basket" cloth. There aro beautiful
Prussian blues mixed bo with white
ns to bo vory light and show almost
a satin gleam; there Is ollvo green that
merges almost to yellow In tho samo
way; thoro Is a glorious gray that
shows up pearl; a modo Bhado that is
really cream colored, and then there is
white, puro whlto, to bo mado the
samo as tho othors, trimmed only In
stitches and cloth appliquo. Theso
vory light shades aro distinctly Pa
risian. Just now women nro buying
everything whlto in Paris, from tholr
shoes to tholr bolts, and from their
belts to tholr hnts,
A Illmalftran Dairy.
Eight thousand feet above tho sea
level, In tho heart of tho Himalaya
mountains, within seeing dlstanco of
snow covered Mt. Everest, and three
miles from any road savo tho beaten
toot path of natives and ponies, hill,
rock and cloud bound such Is tho lo
cation of tho subject ot this lotter,
writes J. E. Nlssloy lu Chicago Prod
uce Whllo leisurely strolling through
tho publte bazaar (market) ono morn
ing in Calcutta I noticed tho sign,
"Fresh Butter Mado by tho Allgharl
Dairy." Of course I was dollghted to
soo so familiar a term as "fresh but
ter" and immediately learned all I
could concerning it, and especially tho
placo at which tho butter was mado.
To my Burprlso, I was informed that
tho dairy was nearly 500 miles distant
pnrt of tho way on horseback or afoot
only; but as I had a dcslro to see tho
mountains, and n most novel rallrmd
of two fcot gauge, I at onco concluded
to visit tho place.
Tho nearest railroad point Is
Ghoom. Hero I hired a llttlo moun
tain pony on whoso back I complotod
tho last threo miles, nnd 1,000 foct as
cent of tho trip.
Quito n number of tho cowb nro
kept here, most of which nro natives
being n sort of cross between Jor
Bcys nnd our commonest scrub; thoy
givo on an nverago nbout flvo pounds
of milk per day. I wns unable- to
learn, however, how it tested and can
thorcforo say nothing as to Its qual
ity, nlthough my observation would
lead mo to bcllovo that it Is not very
rich in butter fat. Tho cows nro fed
somo grain, mostly corn, which grows
on tho mountains, but tho greater part
of their subsistonco is tho grass which
grows luxuriously on tho mountain
sides. Thero nro no fences, and if
tho cows aro picketed, as with us in
Kansas, it Is not to keep thom from
wandering away, but to protect them
from tho possibility of tumbling down
tho hill, which Is actually so stoop us
to mako it a qulto rcasonnblo pro
caution. Milking is all dono by natives who
do not exhibit very much develop
ment in tho art A DoLaval separa
tor Is used for skimming, and so far
as tho equipment of tho dairy, as well
as of tho stable, is concorncd, It Is
up to date, woll arranged and a great
credit to Its owners (whom I failed to
meet, much to my regret). All tho
product from this dairy is carried to
tho railway station and nenr-by towns
on tho backs of coolies (tho lowest
ensto of men), who nro paid tho piti
ful sum of 2 annas a day (about 4c).
Well, in ono sense, their hlro is not
pitiful aftor all, as they live qulto well
on that sum, their needs being ex
tremely limited.
You say, "Why this dairy In bo out-of-the-way
place." Possibly whon I
toll you that down at Calcutta, on the
sea level nnd plain, tho temperature
is from 100 to 130 degrees F. in tho
sun, with poor water nnd uncertain
pasture, tho query will most likely
bo answered.
I have seen other dairies In India,
both goat and buffalo, about which I
would llko to wrlto, but sufllco to say
I havo had tho product, from theso
latter dairies long -enough to do me for
mnny years, and I long for something
moro American. Oh, for a drink of
genuine cow's milk for butter that
has an aroma.
A Terrier Fight.
Rough-houso Is tho expression used
by tho boy of today when ho is de
scribing a general scufllo, and ho al
ways smacks his lips over tho word,
says tho American Boy, But rough
houso has its disadvantages, as many
sprains and bruises can testify, and
If the same amount ot fun may bo had
from somo less trying amusoment, an
amusement, say, which Is qulto as en
ergetic and qulto as exciting, tho boy
ot today will certainly adopt it In pref
erence to rough-house.
A terrier fight is exciting, nnd it is
funny it is also energetic and victory
doponds qulto as much upon tho skill
of tho fighter as upon his strongth.
Furthermore, a terrier fight Is not bru
tal. No boy will hurt hlmsolt while
engaged In this sport. As shown In
the illustration, two boys are placed
facing each other In the center of a
room; handa clasped beneath the knees
and a stick just under tho elbows, as
shown. Each contestant endeavors to
push tho other over; but as it requires
considerable attention to keep your
balance at all when in this position,
tho attack Is no easy matter.
To suddenly glvo wny is a maneu
ver almost suro to upset your adver
sary, but unfortunately It Is very apt
to upset you at tho samo time, and
only after considerable practice will
you bo abio to overcomo a man In this
way. Tho pivot, a sudden swing to tho
right or left, Is safer, though not qulto
as effective. Always remember that the
best terrier fighter invariably makes
his opponent throw himself. Glvo way
at somo unexpected point, and unless
ho is a skilful man ho Is suro to go
over. Novor try n hard push except In
the last oxtromlty when everything
olso has failed.
A terrlor light consists of threo ono
mlnuto rounds, with thirty seconds'
rest between each round. Tho ono scor
ing tho largest number of falls dur
ing tho tlmo set Is accounted tho win
ner. Confldenoa.
Ono morning a big, muscular groom
said to his employer: "I can't exor
cise that horse any more. Ho will
bolt and run at anything ho sees."
'Tho ownor, a small man and HI at tho
tlmo, asked that tho horso bo hooked
up. Stepping into tho carriage- ho drove
a couplo of miles, and then asked the
groom to pleaso station along the road
such objects ns the horso was afraid
of. This was dono, and tho horso was
driven by them quickly, back and
forth, with loose lines slapping on bis
back. Tho wholo secret was In a volco
that Inspired confldonco. Tho man hnd
boon frightened at everything ho saw
that ho supposed tho horso would fear.
Tho fear wont to tho horso liko nn elec
tric message Then cnmo.a punishing
pull ot tho lines, with jerking and tho
whip. Talk to your horso as to your
sweetheart Exchange.
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Wires and Weather,
According to Dr. Eydam, a Gorman
physician, thoro aro no moro reliable
weather prophota than tolegraph wires.
This novol discovery was mado by him
in tho following manner: As hn was
waiting for n train at n country sta
tion ho heard a shrill sound, which was
mado by tho wind as It passed through
a network of nearby wires. At ones
tho doctor remomborcd that ho had fre
quently henrd a Blmllar Bound either
immediately beforo or after a storm or
a heavy fall of rain or snow, and it
naturally occurred to him to try and
nscortain whbther thoro was any con
nection between tho sound and such
chunges in tho weather.
As a heavy ahowcr of rain toll with
in 48 hours aftor ho had heard the
sound nt tho railroad station, ho con
cluded that thero was such a connec
tion, and ho then, dotormlncd to inves
tigate tho matter thoroughly. As a re
sult ho now maintains, first, that any
unusual disturbance in tho tolegraph
wires is an lnfalllblo indicator of bad
weather, and, socond, that tho nature
of tho changes in tho atmosphere may
bo learned from tho sound which the
wind makes whon passing through tho
Thus a deep sound, ho says, which Is
ot considerable or medium strength,
indicatos thnt thcro will bo slight
showers of rain with moderato winds
within from 30 to 48 hours, and, on tho
othor hand, a sharp, shrill sound is tho
suro token of a heavy storm, which
will bo accompanied by much rain or
Mature' ltemllei.
Thcro scorns no excuse for tho con
tinual uso of drugs it tho samo reme
dial effects aro to bo found in tho moro
palatable form of vegetables and
Doc3 tho system demand sulphur?
Wo And it in turnips, onions, cabbage,
cauliflower, watercress and horserad
ish. Tho much-maligned potato is
rich in salts of potash. French beans
nnd lentils glvo iron. Watercress con
tains n sulpho-nltrogenous essential
oil, Iodine, Iron, phosphato and othor
salts, nnd spinach salts of potassium
and Iron in such quantities that the
French term it "the broom of the
stomach," and food specialists rate it
as tho most precious ot vegetables,
says an exchange.
, In cases of anaemia, cabbage, cauli
flower and spinach proved distinctly
beneficial. "Lovo apples," our modern
tomato, stimulated tho healthy action
of the liver. Asparagus was beneficial
In kidney troubles. Colery was a sure
cure for rheumatism and neuralgia.
Tho carrot formed blood and added to
tho beauty of tho skin. Beets and tur
nips kept the blood puro and improved
the appetite.
Watercress, like asparagus, was good
for tho kidnoys and was a stimulant
to mind and body.
Lettuce was extremely benoilclal for
tired nerves and tho lassitude peculiar
to spring.
Parsloy proved nn excellent tonic
and also cleared tho complexion, whllo
tho wholo nrray of "greens," mustard,
cowslip, horseradish, dock, dandelions,
young beet tops, and oven stalks ot tho
milk weed, wero religiously added to
tho springtime bill ot faro, to clear tho
blood, rcgulato tho system and remove
that tired fooling, bo closely associated
with tho vernal season.
Fish Hunter.
Sovoral animals that employ projoc
tllea in capturing their prey aro known
to naturalists. This may not seem bo
wonderful in regard to mammals and
Insects, but whon it comes to fish one
is apt to wondor what they can use
for this purpose A fow drops of wa
ter seem hardly sufficient for any ef
fective service, yet this is tho main re
liance ot the toxus jaculator in obtain
ing his food. Ho is found in tho rivers
of India, and lives chiefly on the in
sects that wander over the leaves of
aquatic plants.
To wait for them to fall Into tho wa
ter would result in meager fare; to
capture them by leaping would bo dif
ficult, ovon if tho noise caused by tho
act did not frighten thom away. Tho
toxus knows a bottcr trick than that
Ho draws in somo drops of water, and
then, contracting bis mouth, ejocts
them with such forco and certainty
that they rarely fall to bring down the
insect aimed at.
Thero la another fish In Java that
acts in this manner and can striko a
fly at a distance of several feet. Tho
Chincso keep tho curious fish In jars
and amuso themselves by making them
carry on this llttlo oxcrclse.
Virtues of lluttermllk.
Tho virtues of that old-fa3hlonod
and easily procured drink, buttermilk,
have not beon half sung theso days.
Physicians say that Us lactic acid Is
even moro healthful than tho citric
acid ot oranges and lemons. It Is
credited, too, by thoso who should
know, as being of valuo to a rheu
matic patlont It has been found to
bo both nourishing and fattening, as
woll as remarkably easy of assimila
tion. If Ukod nt all it is undoubtedly
a 'better drink in summer than many
of the carbonated, artificially flavored
drinks that aro consumed lu almost
unlimited quantities.
It is woll to uso old or cheap tablo
linen In tho summor time, so as not
to havo the best covorod with fruit
It Is said that borax dissolved In a
llttlo water and nddod to cold starch
will prevent tho starch from adhering
to tho iron, help3 to stiffen tho Hntni
and makes it glossy. -
A fow drops of oil nnd a good rub-
blng with pumlco stone will holp Irons
covered with rust Also heating tho
Irons and rubbing with n flaunol cloth
dipped In korosone.
To keep fish novor put ono on top of
nnother, but wring a clean cloth out
of cold wator in which somo salt has
bcon dissolved. Wrap tho fish sepa
rately In this, lay on a dish and keop
in tho coolest placo possible.
Bodroom candles aro again popular, yj
Such pretty artistic candlesticks may
be bought for a small sum and the
work ot tho housekeeper greatly less
ened. In cooking onions nnd cabbage
plonty ot wator should bo used, and it
is woll to chango it at least onco, be
causo of tho strength of tho flavors. '
Thoro nro many pretty ways of serv
ing salad. Scoop out a cucumbor and
fill with tomnto or nny kind of salnd.
Tho top or rather tho Bido of the
cucumber may be replaced and tho
wholo tied together nnd sorved on let
tuce. Tho ribbon is untied nnd tho
top slips off, when It is ready to bey
eaten. A cabbage salad garnished with
parsloy nnd radishes with tho skin cut
down makes a pretty dish. Green
peppers nnd tomatoes mako pretty
cases for salad.
Borax 1b uscrul in mnny ways. By
adding a fow spoonfuls to tho warm
wator In tho wash basin one's hands
are cleansed and softonod. Bathing'
tho feet nt night with warm water
with borax in it removes tho soreness
and roughness. When troubled with
hives sponge with borax wator. It la
also said to bo efficient as a gargle for
soro throat Many housekeepers uso
it for laundry purposes, putting a pint
in each tub of wator. Dry borax Is
useful to drive away ants.
A coffeo man who has spent thirty
years in the business says ho cannot
tell samples of coffee varying In price
one from another. That in tho main a
poor grade of coffeo well and carefully,
mado will give bettor results than a
good grade of coffeo indifferently
With a good many cooks "coffeo boil
ed is coffoe spollod," nnd In tho lead
lng restaurants tho "drip" pots with
the Irish linen bags aro used.
To each quart of hard boiling water
one nnd one-half ounces of ground cof
feo. Pour the water through the coffeo
until the infusion Is of tho requisite
strength, keeping tho Infusion Just to
the verge of boiling, but not boyond.
Within seven minutes tako tho cylin
der and bag out of tho coffeo and for '
three to Ave minutes keep tho coffee to
the verge of boiling. Thon servo at
There aro thoso who do not llko drip
coffeo at home, who like tho whlto ofi
egg stirred in th'e coffeo and tho In
fusion brought to tho boiling point In
all restaurants and hotels, however, tho
French coffeo Is served. "Tho person
who Is fastidious In his tastes would
find bettor results today if ho had his
coffeo carefully browned at homo In
small quantities, just as he used it
Thero aro Just two reasons for tho
drinking of coffee. Perhaps tho chief
of theso Is tho subtle flavor of tho aro
ma. Following this comos tho stimu
lating after-effect ot tho caffolne.
ft Is said that a person needing a cup
of coffee gots n moro pronounced and
lasting stimulant from tho coffeo than'
would a drlnkor from ono drink oif
whisky. Unllko alcohol, caffeine is
easily digestible.
There Is no appreciable food valuo
in a cup of coffeo. Tho cream that
goes into It is nil right and Is not af
fected in nutrltlvo value by the mix
ing. Tannic acid is tho thing to bo avoid
ed In coffee making. Boiling extracts
it, or too long submersion in hot wat
er. Tho tannic acid Is the bitter qual
ity and is undesirable in every way.
The extent to which the people of tho
United States are interested in the
general subject of coffeo may bo gath
ered from the estimated importations!
of 550,000,000 pounds annually, a con
sumption of nearly eight pounds to
each person In tho country. As com
pared to this abroad, however, Holland
consumes twonty-ono pounds per capi
ta, Denmark 13.89, Belgium 13.48 and
Great Britain only ono pound.
As an artlclo of commerce, the his
tory of tho coffee berry Is protty woll
known. Tho berry is tho sood of a
small cherry growing upon a tropical
plant first found wild on tho plains of
AbyBsinla. Tho Dutch East Indies
mado tho first experiments outsldo of
Arabia in 1690, when tho Island of Java
was selected na an experimental floldf1
Slnco that tlmo coffeo culture has
spread to tho tropics of nearly every
part of thoxlvllizcd world.
Tho coffeo cherry Ib flrst deprived of
its pulp by a washing procoss, which
leaves tho doublo coffeo berry in a
husk. Whon this husk is dried it is
cracked by machinery and tho grains
separated. Theso grains afterward aro
Bized by passing through screens and
put In bags for marketing.
Thero are flvo thousand two hundred
nnd olghty-two Smiths employed b
tho government Ono thousand five
hundred and twenty-threo Joneses.
Ono thousand ono hundred and two
Browns and ono thousand and four
Johnsons. Thoro nro eighteen Goorgo
Wnshlngtons, two William McKlnloys,
threo William Bryans, and two Grovor
Somo ono truly says: Boys do' not
hunt rabbits with bull dogs; why thon,
hunt for activity and eggs with boefy
hens? Shnpo la Important but placo
performance besido it ns a complex
teat For eggs nlono, the Mediterra
nean brocdB excel, For flavor, the
Asiatics aro ahead.