The Falls City tribune. (Falls City, Neb.) 1904-191?, August 12, 1910, Image 2

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Wonderful Schemes of Decoration
Evolved—Hostess May Have Any
Idea Which Particularly Strikes
the Moment's Fancy.
Ices and Spun Sugar. Caterers In
the world of fashion nre achieving
wonderful effects in spun sugar, to
be used with decorative ices at din
ners, luncheons or suppers. The ices
are ordered in special forms and can
he had to match any color scheme or
to carry out any holiday decoration.
For a bridal breakfast there are
large wedding bells of white spun su
gnr filled with ices in the forms of
CupidB and orange blossoms. Again,
the sun sugar is a huge slipper filled
with heart-shaped and small wedding
bell ices.
For a spring luncheon in yellow
nothing Ih lovelier than a great poke
bonnet of yellow spun sugar, set on
masses of green spun sugar with a
broad band like green ribbon across
the crown. This is filled with Ices in
the form of white lilies, or rosea with
green stems.
This form is passed to each guest,
who serves herself to It and some of
the spun sugar.
For a pink luncheon a huge cornu
copia of pink sugar Is filled with ices
in the shape of ldg azalea blossoms
trailing from a bed of pale green spun
sugar. Or it may be filled with reRl
strawberries ami vanilla Ices molded
to resemble strawberry blossoms and
Quick and Easily Made Icing Cream
a lump of butter the size of an egg
with two cups of powdered or confec
tioners’ sugar and throe tablespoon
fuls of cocoa, vanilla and five table
spoonfuls of cold coffee. By using
orange juice instead of cocoa and cof
fee, and orange rind or extract In
stead of vanilla, a nice orange filling
Is made. Heat hard and spread on
cake layers.
Quickly Made Sandwiches.
Fifteen minutes spent in watching
a caterer make up the sandwiches for
an evening entertainment yielded
some profitable Information. With a
sharp knife he first cut up all his
bread into thin slices, trimming off
the cruBts from a dozen slices at a
time. Then Into a bowl of freshly
made mayonnaise he stirred the con
tents of a can of deviled ham. It was
the work of a moment to spread this
rich paste upon two slices of bread. A
slap with the big knife pressed them
Into a thin wedge and a sharp cut di
vided the sandwich square In two tri
angles. Sandwiches for 50 people
were made thus tn less than half an
Strawberry Jelly.
Materials: Four pounds hulled
straw berries, two pounds of sugar, one
Way of preparing: Mix the straw
berries and sugar, place In a porcelain
lined kettle, cover and let stand In a
warm place for two hours, then place
them on the fire and bring them slow
ly to the boiling point. Skim while
cooking. Test by dropping a small
quantity of Juice on a cold saucer. As
soon as th» juice shows signs of jelly
ing add the strained lemon juice, boil
one minute longer and Immediately
pour Into the jelly glasses. When cold
cover with paraffin. Place the covers
on the glasses and keep in a cool, dry
Sponge Dumplings for Soup.
One egg, one cupful of water, one
cupful sifted flour, a dash each of salt
t;i i nutmeg Separate the egg, beat
' h:U nto the water and put on stove
1- giotilte, when hot stir in the
I t'uu.v. silr rapidly until mass leaves
elUei. of pan and looks like putty; let
cooi, tin n add other Ingredients and
stir until sn ooth (the yolk Is stirred In
unbeaten I. A few minutes before serv
ing a teaspoon and dipping It into
the hot soup take up small portions of
the dough and drop Into the soup In
the form of little sponges, us they ex
pand very much make the dumplings
emHi., let boll a few minutes, then
Flavor of Fried Vegetable*.
Most of the stewB, soups, braised
meats and pot roasts are very much
Improved If the flavoring vegetables
which they contain, such as carrots,
turnips, onions, celery or green pep
pers, are fried In a little fat before
being cooked with the meat. This
need not complicate the preparation
of the meat or Increase the number of
utensils used, for the meat Itself Is
usually seared over In fat, and the
vegetables can be cooked In the same
fat before the browning of the meat.
Lyllian'a Frosted Rice Pudding.
One teacup washed rice boiled sort.
Put in pudding dish, add grated rind
S of one lemon, six tablespoons of sugar,
1 yolks of two eggs beaten In one pint
t of milk, pinch of salt. Bake one hour
| Frost with whites of two eggs, ofce
? cup powdered sugar, Juice of one
lemon. Spread on top of pudding when
cold and brown In oven. Tapioca can
be used In same way.
Molded Farina.
Scald one pint of milk, add to It
one cupful of water and sprinkle In
three tablespocnfuls of farina and one
IteMpoonful of salt When thorough
ly cooked and thickened turn out Into
custard cups and stand away to cooL
When cold serve with cream.
If You Are Not Glib of Tongue You'll
Find the Initiation Ex
"1 have just been Initiated Into the
club with the longest name of any
club in tiie world," said the Staten
I island man. "And 1 might remark
| incidentally that the Initiation cost me
| 16 quarts of champagne
The name of this wonderful organi
1 zntlon. omitting the commas, Is the
j High Hall llend Booze Glee Yacht
I Chemical Engine Cornerstone Pousse
t'afc Brook Trout and Colonel Garcia
1 Club of Staton Island. Now say It
quickly just from memory. It Is really
quite easy—only needs n little prac
"You can’t, eh? Well, take my ad
vice and stay away from (lie gang that
bangs out In the vicinity of High Ball
llend, which Is that portion of Rich
mond terrnoe Immediately adjacent to
the St. George ferry.
"The gam Is to get a fellow into
the clutches of that crowd, lire about
six drinks Into him, spring the name
of the club on him, and ask him If be
wants to join. Just about that time
be Is perhaps willing to join anything,
and he says yes.
"The only entrance fee is to be able
to repeat from memory the compli
cated name of the club. If you fall
down It costs you wine for the crowd.
And there are some other rules and
penult It s.
"The object of the organization?
No, it Isn’t exactly to further the
municipal interests of the Borough ol
Richmond It Is simply to Initiate
new members."—New York Times.
Meets De’th as Result of Colliding
With Wire Rope While
From Seattle romes a remarkable
story, brought Into port by a cable re
pair ship. 'I’bts sblp bad been sent
north along the coast of Alaska to re
pair the cable, because during the
last winter difficulty bad been experi
enced In sending and receiving mes
The vessel picked up the cable con
nectlng Valdez and Sitka a few miles
off Cook Inlet not far from Sitka. The
crew never had such a time hnullng
a cable on board us they did that day
on the Alaska coast. Finally the cause
of the great weight was found.
Home time during the winter a
whale, feeding on the bottom of the
ocean with wide-open mouth, collided
with the wire rope.
Unable to shake the big wire from
the mass of whalebone In its Jaws, the
big fish "turned turtle,” rolled over
once, turned round, rolled again and
In these few moments the fish proved
himself his own hangman, for the
cable was twisted tighter about the
head of the whale than any mortal
could have twisted tt with the most
powerful machinery.
The whnle drowned and the cnrcass
was devoured on the bottom of the
ocean by other fish. The crew of the
cable repair ship hauled up nn Im
mense load of whalebone, and found
a great twist In the government cnble
that had been the cause of the un
usual difficulty In sending messages
to and from either end of the rope.
Bible and Obsolete Words.
The tercentenary edition of the Eng
lish authorized edition of the Bible,
over which there was a conference
of learned men In Princeton last week,
is to have some changes. Where the
meaning of words lias changed, the
text is to be changed so as not to be
misleading; where the old version is
obscure it will be changed in the In
terest of clearness; where it is in
felicitous In choice of word thnt will
he set right, and for words that hnve
become obsolete others will be substi
tuted. Damage could be done on all
of these lines, but happily the work is
In tile hands of men of taste and Judg
ment, who will make no change for
the mere sake of change.
As to obsolete words, it may he said
that no word that is in the Bible can
become obsolete. The Bible words
live and undoubtedly the English
Bible has done a service to the Eng
lish language in keeping some good
words in use that might otherwise
have passed out of it. "Bet" in the
sense of hinder is said to be con
deiumed by the revisers, and perhaps
rightly, but it was a good old word in
that use of it.—Harper's Weekly.
Tea on Wheels.
The greatest povelty of the Fete
de Neullly, which Is In full swing
now, and which stretches from the
gates of Paris down to the Seine, Is
a novelty In roundabouts. This year,
Instead of whizzing around on pigs,
on camels, rabbits, cows or motor
cars—the mere horse has long been
out of date on the Parts roundabouts
—Neullly Fair provides a turning
drawing room, in which tea is served
in elegant surroundings. Tea on a
circular tray big enough to hold the
drinker and the room in which it is
drunk is certainly something rather
new.—Paris correspondent Ixrndon Ex
Entire School Lent Abroad.
Not often Is the American school
with all Its students transferred to an
other country. But such was done
with the Baltimore Forest school, num
' berlng 45students, after George W. Van
derbilt had decided that he no longer
cared to have It oocupy his estate in
North Carolina. In November last
! the school was taken to Germany for
, the winter.
Its Valuable Qualltes Better Appreci
ated in Europe—Requires Care in
Its Proper Preparation for
the Table.
The lentil Is a legume of the great
est antiquity and one of the oldest of
! foods, yet it is new or entirely un
known in moat American households.
! We probably owe it to the German
| Americans that this, little, unfamllnr
| relative of the bean and pea is now
! one of the dried vegetables which arc
our staple resource. In Germany the
lentlf soup is a great favorite. Tons
of lentils are also Imported in Eng
land each year and recipes for cook
ing them are to he found in most
English cook books, as they are not
in American.
The native country of the lentil la
not known, but It has been raised In
Egypt for thousands of years anil the
Egyptian, or red, variety is that best
known to commerce. It was parched
in Egypt and Syria in the days of the
patriarchs and thus prepared was the
most convenient food for long Jour
neys. It is the food of the poor in
all countries where it Is grown.
Strange beliefs and superstitions
have often been connected with dif
ferent members of the pulse family,
as with many other sorts of food, and
both the lentil and the bean have been
used or rejected tiecause of those.
For a long time the English believed
the lentil to be difficult of digestion,
to cause serious bowel disorders and
to injure the eyes, but such ideas
have now been pretty generally dis
rne lentil is richer in nutritious
matter than almost any other kind of
pulse. Because of Its nitrogenous
character It Is more nearly an equiv
alent of lean meat than almost any
other kind of food.
The lentil should he picked over,
thoroughly soaked for seven or eight
hours or over night, and cooked slow
ly in boiling water. The picking over
is Important, for it is possible for a
few seeds of noxious weeds to vitiate
any such food, Just ns they do coffee
when they get mixed with the bean.
The lentil lends Itself to experiment.
The following recipe for lentil rls
hoIcs suggests of what sort these are:
"Take equal parts of strained, well
cookod lentils and cold mashed pota
toes. Mix, add one-third of the amount
of fine bread crumbs, one teaspoon
each of powdered sage and minced
onion, and a little salt. Dissolve a
teaspoon of nut butter In two table
spoons of hot water and add to mix
ture. Mix all well together, press into
oiled tin, cut Into squares with knife
and place In a moderate oven for ten
or fifteen minutes. Servo hot."
Lentil soups are made with stock
and with ham and sometimes frank
furts are boiled in them, but cooked
without any of these things, except
perhaps a slice of bacon, mashed and
strained and then softened In flavor
with milk, they make a most delight
ful soup.
The Summer Diet.
A simple diet, and a light one, com
posed lnrgely of vegetables and fruits,
Is extremely beneficial in the summer,
especially for one whose color Is In
clined to be florid. Red meats are too
heating. Spinach, carrots, watercress,
and salads of all kinds with pure
French dressing are splendid for the
complexion, ns well as for the entire
system. Apples are fine, when they
come. Pears sometimes make the
face break out, If too many are eaten,
but most of the fruits, subject to the
peculiarities of Individuals, are beau
tifying and health giving. Starchy
foods and sweets should be eaten with
discretion In hot weather.—Harper’s
Cream Pie.
Take one cup of pastry flour, add a
pinch of salt and mix to the right con
sistency with sweet cream. Chill
thoroughly. Line a deep plate with
tho crust, prick with n fork and bake
Mix four tablespoonfuls of sugar and
three of flour and stir this Into a cup
ful and a half of cream; cook over
hot water until thickened, stirring
constantly, then take from the Are
and flavor with vanilla and an eighth
of a teaspoonful of nutmeg. Pour this
cream tilling Into the baked pastry
shell; bake in a moderate oven until
a delicate brown.
This pie Is delicious, and it will not
harm the most delicate stomach.
For the Housewife.
A simple decoration for hand towels
Is to embroider each end with Joined
links. Make the links as large as a
dollar, Interlacing them the same as
in chain. Work the outline with white
floss In the brtar-stttch. Make one
initial at the center and pad It with
chain-stitch, then overcast with plain
white floss.
Flatirons which have become rusty
should be washed In soda water and
then rubbed well on a board sprinkled
with polishing sand.
Baked Blueflsh.
Mix half a pint of dry bread crumbs
with two tablespoonfuls of melted
butter, a teaspoonful of lemon Juice,
and a seasoning of salt and pepper.
Pack this into the fish. Scatter bread
crumbs thickly over the fish, baste
with melted butter and pour around It
1n the pan half a cupful of boiling wa
ter In which a teaspoonful of butter
nas been melted. Bake about an
fcour, baetlng every ten mlnutaa.
One of the Enterprises Devised to
Make Country Life More
Everybody who reads the papers
\ published in the corn-growing sections
of the country has read, during the
I past year, of boys' corn clubs. The
movement to organize farmers’ hoys
into such clubs has expanded rapid
ly. Down in Sherman, Tex., last sum
mer the crowning feature of the pa
rade at a big local celebration was
the marching of the Grayson county
hoys’ corn clubs. There was a hand
somely decorated float, bearing a
charming young lady, who represent
ed the Sweetheart of the Corn," and
afterward came 125 youthful corn
growers, each shouldering a corn
stalk with a big tassel.
These enterprises are some of the
principal means which have been de
vised to make country life more at
tractive for young people. There are
other ways which apply more particu
larly to the family circle. Probably
the phonograph has done more to
lessen the tedium of farm life than
any other Invention, excepting, per
haps, the rural telephone. The piano
and the organ are desirable, and
their presence has brightened many
a country home, but the coming of
the phonograph has brought the op
era, the vaudeville performance, the
latest song hits, directly to the farm
kitchen or parlor. It is both a pur
veyor of music and an educator, and
will go a long way In making home
life attractive for the boys and girls
on Isolated farm homesteads. It is
a cause for satisfaction to know that,
many fathers of families are begin
ning to realize that the Introduction
of a phonograph is an excellent in
vestment.—E. I. Farrington, in Col
By Dying, Salaried Man Was Able to
Leave Wife Comfortably
Provided For.
He looked ahead with hope when he
got $20 a week.
"Some day,” he thought, "I will draw
$25. Then I will have $1 a week more
to spend for my own pleasure. My
wife will have another with which to
do as she pleases, and we will save
three. That will be $156 a year, not
counting the Interest.”
When he got $25 a week he thought:
"I will make myself so useful here
that they will pay me twice as much
some time as they are paying me now.
We will then save $16 a week, and I
will always have at least $5 In my
When he succeeded In Inducing them
to pay him $50 a week he often
"O, If I could have an Income of $5,
000 a year! Then It would be possible
for me to have at least $3 a week for
myself, and we could save perhaps a
thousand annually."
When the hair on his temples was
white he had become so valuable to
his employers that they paid him $5,
000 a year, and he often said to him
"If I had $10,000 a year 1 believe we
could manage to save a little now and
then, and perhaps 1 could sometimes
smuggle a dollar or two out to spend
for my own pleasure.”
Hut, alas, poor man! He never
reached that happy state. He man
aged, however, to leave enough In the
way of Insurance to enable his wife
to live In the style to which she had
become accustomed. Which was no
small triumph for a man on a salary
and a wife whose ambition was to
keep a little ahead of her neighbors.
Ubiquitous Golf.
Qeorge Sargent, the golf champion,
said one afternoon at Hyde Manor.
“Golf has become so popular that
It Is mixed up with everything You
wouldn’t think that golf could have
any relation to taxicabs and music,
would you? But the other day,
apropos of taxicabs, a New York
man told me that all the golf sticks
of New York were becoming wry
necked. New York golf players, he
explained, ride to the ferries In taxi
cabs, and their sticks get wry-neck
ed from twisting round to watch
the dimes mount up on the taxi
"Then, on the way to the next
hole, our talk turned to grand opera,
and the New York man declared that
the other day his baby daughter, tak
Ing up the score of Electra,' pointed
to a group of quarter-notes and said:
“‘Papa, how does one play those
little golf sticks ?“’
Two Narrow Minds.
Oscar Hammeretein was talking
about music to a reporter.
“The music of Strauss and the
music of Puccini are alike agreeable
to me," he added. “Only narrow
minded people devote themselves to
music of one school.
"I have no sympathy with an argu
ment 1 once heard between an Italian
conductor and a German conductor at
\ Caruso night.
“ ‘To think.’ said the German, ‘that
people are silly enough to pay seven
dollars a seat to hear sugary music
like this when for two dollars a seat
they can hear real, robust German
opera music!’
“ ‘Yes,’ sneered the Italian conduc
tor, ’and I suppose some people won
der why a New Yorker will pay eight
dollars for a terrapin canvas back and
champagne at Delmonico’s when he
can get a frankfurter and a schooner
of beer in the corner saloon for a
l dime.’"
Arkansas Woman Gives Instructions
for Constructing Building for
75 to SO Fowls.
An excellent house for poultry Is
described and illustrated by Mrs. W.
T. Walters of Siloam Springs, Ark.,
in Farmers’ Mail and Freeze, as fol
One end of the henhouse is to the
south, the door opening on the east.
The upper part of south end and all of
the east side is of wire protected by a
curtain, and the upper half of the door
is also wire screening. Here in Arkan
sas this is necessary to Insure good
ventilation and avoid dampness. In
case of rain or snow we lower the
curtain. In Kansas and Nebraska it
will be necessary to line north end
and west side of house with tar or felt
paper. The house is 12 by 18 feet and
will accommodate from 75 to 90 fowls.
If roosts and nests are made
movable the cleaning will be an easy
matter. The roosts in our house are
14 feet long and 1% inches square and
rest on trestles. The nests are light,
Sketch of the House.
loose boxes. Everything can be car
ried out into the sunshine, and if
need be left out for days.
We filled up the dirt floor with fine
coal ashes, then mixed sand and lime
well together, wet it well,and tamped
it down until it was five or six inches
thick. This makes a floor that is al
ways dry. If dry earth is sprinkled
under the roots the floor can be
cleaned more easily.
Finish by giving the building a good
coat of paint outside and whitewash
inside and the house will be neat, com
fortable and cleanly. Use coal oil and
carbolic acid on roosts, trestles and
nests and also on the floor to keep
down the mites.
Should Not Be Compelled to Hustle
for All of Their Living—Home
Made Feed Protector.
The fow Is should not be compelled
to get all of their living, even if they
have a large run, but should have at
least their morning meal. Where con
fined in yards they must, of course,
be well fed and cared for if satisfac
tory results are expected. A feed of
green stuff every day will be much
relished and helpful.
An excellent method of protecting
the feed and water Is shown in the
i .. i
Home-Made Feed Protector.
Illustration. It is easy of construction
and inexpensive, says a writer in an
The writer has frequently noticed a
village physician, a very busy man,
who on his return from visiting his pa
tients, past midday, will go at once to
his henyard, b ackof the barn, take a
look at the biddies, and then gather
them an armful of green stuff from
the adjoining garden and give it to
them before going to his own dinner.
No doubt he was himself a good
liver, and in thus caring for his hens
expected they, in return, would liber
ally contribute to his own wants,
which, of course, they did.
At this time of year there will be
numerous broods of chickens, and
these will require more or less atten
tion from the time of hatching until
ready for the table or market. They
should be kept healthy and growing
from the first, as these are prime con
ditions for success.
Start Moderately.
It Is best to begin keeping poultry
In a small way and to keep the best
of stock. As you learn, the flock may
be enlarged with your experience. Al
ways remember that a large flock re
quires a large sheltering place and
large feeding grounds. Where many
fowls are kept on one farm there
should be more than one poultry house
and they should be widely separated.
The more houses you have and the
more widely separated they are the
less trouble you will have with dis
ease, hence the more profit in the
Ripen cream properly before churn
There Is a scarcity of good dairy
The cherry tree should be headed
Feed all of the hens all they will
eat of wheat and other nourishing
A very important part of dairying
is to make it profitable all the year
Preventive and destructive meas
ures are botli necessary in combating
hog lice.
The number of hogs per acre de
pends on the stand of clover, the sea
son and the earliness of turning in.
In order to keep fp«'>s healthy we
must breed for hea just as wo
would for any other < td quality.
For feeding lambs be used :
bleeding purposes p( «nce shoe'll
be given to bran, oal .nd linseej
When the young poults begin to get
their long wing flight fqatliers, they
require extra care and attention.
For tw'o or three years after plant
ing, the ground among ornamental
shrubs should be spaded and the sur
face cultivated to keep dow'n weeds
and grass und to conserve moisture.
Some states prohibit the importa
tion of dairy and breeding cattle until
they are tuberculin tested, but permit
as yet unrestricted sale of stock with
in its boundaries.
Rape is especially valuable for
breeding ewes in midsummer, when
the pastures begin to fail, as the suc
culent feed keeps up the supply of
milk for the lambs.
Never overfeed or feed pepper or
other condiments to the hens you ex
pect to furnish eggs for hatching. If
you do, infertile eggs and weak chicks
will be the result.
The Wisconsin expertment station
finds lime is deficient in much of the
grain ration fed to dairy cows and
hogs. Hogs fed on phosphates and
bone mash, made consistent and profit
able gains.
The table value of both lettuce ana
radishes depends largely upon a quick
growth under moderately cool condi
tions. For this reason the soil should
be very fine of texture and fertile to
stimulate the most rapid growth.
Do not put more 50 chicks
in one brooder, or n partUMBt,
and better results wil ur®d with
a smaller number. twdlng Is
the cause of many la the
A grape vine to bear well must be
cultivated and carefully pruned each
year, cutting back to two, three, or
not more than four canes, and care
fully pinching off surplus young
shoots during the summer.
There is something in suiting the
corn to the soil. Trying to suit the
soil to the corn is a tough proposi
tion, as many a man who has tried;
corn adapted to bottom soil on thin
ner upland has found to his sorrow.
The poultry products of the United
States are just on a par with wheat
and hay. The combined value of the;
three last year was around two bil
lion dollars, an average of over 6711
millions eaeh.
Do not oppose the cow’s appetite.
She knows what it takes to make ai
balanced ration better than any feed
ing standard. If she does not like,
bran and corn, give oats and corn. Ifi
she is tired of fodder by all means
try a little clover hay.
It has become an accepted fact gen
erally that it is better to tend a small
piece of ground well than to plaut
large fields and give them only half
cultivation. Intensive farming means
simply making the utmost of what
ever you work with.
Where manure is accumulated In|
stables and lots, and is properly saved^
it goes on the land more evenly, as a
rule, which is an important considera
tion where a man is endeavoring to:
keep up the land's fertility and get as
much out of it as possible at the same
The floor and walls of the dairy
barn where the cows are milked must
be free from dust and J,'t; the cows;
must be brushed a air udders'
sponged off with a cloth pre
vious to milking and uilkor Mm
seiw must have cl< ao4a
Always market you.- cutter regu
larly at current market prices. Give
your customers pure, sweet, fresh
butter and your reputation as a good
butter maker will soon be established.
When your butter is held until it is
old and stale it is not wanted and
your reputation suffers as well as
your pocket.
A foal may be rais aflk
if the latter is sweel -.rtth Mgar
or molasses at the x two tea
spoonfuls per pint i jjree table
spoonfuls of lime wa *je added at
first. Give a cupful c.try hour at
first and gradually iucrease amount
and decrease meals to six and then to
four feeds a day.
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