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short of his ideal is increased by the vulgarizing
effect of the penny steamboat the vaporetto,
,with which the Venetians seem so contented
that sets his gondola rocking as it passes, and
stirs up that in the sleeping canal waters which
'had better been let lie; to say nothing of the
qaotor-boat, which is threatening to do for the
gondola what the "taxi" is doing for our hansoms
If such a traveler be leaving Venice with a
sense of disappointment, let him by no means
depart till be has visited the fisher island of Bu
rano; for, if he but choose his day and hour well,
he will assuredly take home with him a satisfy
ing picture of one spot at least, glowing with
color and teeming with a picturesque life, that
has outrun his most hopeful imaginings.
There can be few more pleasant experiences
on a fine, warm afternoon in spring or autumn
in early May or mid-September for choice than
to take a gondola, with two good rowers, and win
one's first sight of Burano.
A gondola it must be, not the vaporetto, that
one may arrive alone or with a well-chosen com
panion, and not as one amongst a crowd of chat
tering, sight-seeing snapshottcrs.
The way to Burano takes one through about
six miles of lagoon landscape to the eastward of
Venice. The island is situated about five miles
northeast of Venice, in northern Italy. The chief
Industries of the people are market gardening,
building of boats aud fishing; the women are em
ployed principally in lace-making. The island of
Torcelle also belongs to Burano. It is located on
an adjacent isle and the principal attractions that
would interest travelers are the two museums of
antiquities and the cathedral, which was built in
the seventh century and was rebuilt during the
year 100S. This cathedral contains many valu
It Is a populous little place, with a busy com
munity of fisherfolk and lace-makers. In the
iBtruggle for existence it has fared better than its
older and once more prosperous neighbors, Maz
izorbo and Torcello; the former It has. in fact,
annexed by means of a long, arching, wooden
bridge, which, seen from the low seat of a gon
dola, looks like that on a willow-pattern plate.
Approaching the Island, one may find one's
gondola passing or passed by increasing numbers
'of fishing boats racing each other home to Bu
rano; finely bronzed, statuesque men stand bend
ing lnstily to their oars, their half-clad forms
showing many a fine play and molding of muscle.
The sails of these boats are of delightful color
ing saffron and sienna, orange, red and burnt
umber and are often emblazoned with fantastic
designs, or with stars, flowers or portraits of
Then the island, with its leaning campanile,
appears before one, its many-tinted walls basking
In the late sunlight- Approaching it on its west
ward side one glides past the opening cf a canal
that intersects the islaud. and a first glance
It reveals a scene that must live long in the mem
ory of any lover of movement and color. The
quay sides are lined with fishing boats, newlj'
borne, many with their gorgeous sails still sway
ing idly and glowing in the level rays of the late
afternoon sun. Sunburnt, earringed men are heap
ing piles of glittering fish before the cottage
doors., helped by the women, who add still more
color to the scene with the shawls and kerchiefs
wcrn over their heads. These most becoming
garments are. however, not as a rule very bril
liantly hued. but of mauve, fawn color, or a
tawny red, the stronzer colors being reserved for
the bodices. Shoals of brown children laugh and
dance about the shining heaps, thrusting out,
here and there, little bare feet to touch and mako
leap some strangely shaped, brilliantly hued fish.
All is swift movement, glowing colors and vi
vacious sound, the whole picture backed by the
cottage walls, which themselves display many a
soft, weather-stained tint, for the Buranelli are
fond of washes of pink, light green and primrose
There I first met old Pietro. with his crisp,
white curls, ruddy bronze, ami merry laugh, de
spite his ninety years and many seasons of toil
in the boats, still cheerfully making his daily cast
of nets. Old Nonna, his wife, was herself only a
few years younger, but iossessir.g a head of
thick, wavy white hair, of which any woman
twenty years her junior might have been proud.
Always busy was she, mending, ccoking, clean
ing, and always, it seemed, happy, with a smiling
word for every passer-by.
There, too, dwelt little Adelie. their grand
daughter, an incarnation of youthful loveliness
and delight In life. Merry, gracious, tender-hearted
Adelie. with your great brown eyes, tossing
curls, and flash of teeth, with your dancing feet
and quick, helpful hands, how many pictures and
memories you gave us, little one! I recall how
when first we landed from cur gondola, and the
bandit horde of village children came flying down
the shore, leaving their games to crowd around us,
with their cries of "Soldi, soldi, slgnore!" you. like
a proud little princess, remained behind, by the
ruined wall, tying your hunch of rosy flowers.
Yet once you did beg; It was when you took
us to see that poor, wasted little friend of yours,
sitting at her cottage door, bending so frailly
over her pillow lace; then you took her small,
thin hand and drew it toward me. whispering a
shy "Soldi" in my ear, and I felt proud of my
little friend and her way of begging.
And again I see you. with your young rogue of
a brother. Beppo. putting out in the small, light
gondola sandola. did you call it? one May even
ing at moonrise. to take the same little friend's
bunch of pink Judas-blossom across the lagoon
and lay It before the shrine of the Fisherman's
Madonna, that stood up solitary out of thft shad
owy waters, there to offer up your simple prayer
for her recovery.
The Eurandelii are an independent spirited,
hardy, strongly marked race, but their dialect Is
one of a caressing softness; slurring and half
singing their words, they dwell on the vowel
sounds till the consonants well-nigh disappear, and
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each sentence ends In a sort of crooning diminu
endo. One Is loath to leave the little island and row
home at last. But the lagoon Is quieting down
to a pearly gray In the evening light, though still
flushed to westward with a faint rose, which
touches also the far-away peaks of the Huganean
hills. Presently the moon rises behind Murano,
and ere long a welcoming path of reflected lamp
lights shines on the water, from RIva and Piazet
ta. and soon Uanlelli's landing stage receives one
again. But that first glimpse of the brilliant, viv
id ene in the fisherman's canal at Burano. of
the healthy, handsome old faces and the laughing
young ones, will haunt a grateful memory for
many a day.
And Adelie herself may still ho found thero.
only two years older, and still, one may hope,
wreathing her flowers, tending her old folk and her
little friend, working busily at her lace, and af
fording, in her gracious being, recompense for
many a disillusionment of travel.
A NOTE OF SYMPATHY
Immediately on knowing of a death in the
family of a friend one should show formal recog
nition of the fact, even though the acquaintance
be slight. Only if one Is really an old friend does
one send a note or go to the house, but unless
some attention is paid to the affliction those who
are undergoing it have no way of knowing
whether the others from whom they have not
heard are aware of It.
To post one's visiting card. or. better still, to
leave it at the house in person Is the most formal
way one may do. Something may be written on
the card or not, as one chooses; but. generally
speaking, if one writes at all tho form should
take that of a note and not a line on a card,
which may always be considered casual, saving
the bother of a note. The card, which should be
accompanied also by that of the husband when
a woman is married. Is addressed to the widow
or widower, as the case may be, or to the parents
when the death has been that of a child.
Flowers which may be sent arc addressed to
the head of the house and visiting cards are
placed iu the box. It is not good form to send
them when funeral notices request that flowers
shall be omitted. If one is keenly desirous of ex
pressing a sympathy which Js felt, one may wait
until after the funeral services and send flowers
to the person must deeply bereaved, as the wife,
or widow. Only at that time are blossoms re
ceived by an individual; that Is. any sent beforo
a funeral are supposed to be for use at the ser
vices and are net retained in the house. Those
sent several days afterward are undoubtedly
meant for the use of the individual to whom they
It is a very rretty thought to show such an
attention a week or so after a funeral, for those
In affliction are more than apt to feel that their
grief Is quickly forgotten by their friends, who
are all sympathy at first It is not necessary that
any note shall accompany the Lox. but the recipi
ent Is required to send a note of thanks, written
either by herself or another member of tho fam
ily or a friend for her.
Have you enemies? Go straight en
and mind them not If they block up
your path, walk around them, and do
your duty regardless of spite. A man
who has no enemies is seldom good
for anything he is made of that kind
of material which is so easily worked
that it resists nothing, while every
one who thinks for himself, and
speaks what he thinks, is always sure
to have enemies. They are as neces-
I sary to him as fresh air; they keep
hint alive, active. A celebrated char
acter who was surrounded by enemies
used to remark. "They are sparks
which, if you do not blow, will go out
of themselves." Let this be your
feeling, while endeavoring to live
down the scandal of those who are
bitter against you. If you stop to dis
pute with them, you do but as they
desire, and open the way for more
abuse. Let them tala there will be
a reaction if you perform your duty,
and hundreds who were once alienat
ed from you. will flock to you and ac
knowledge their error. Follow this ad
vice, and you will never have cause j
10 regret il, a. t ti.
Railroad Wireless Stations.
The Union Pacific Railroad com
pany is erecting a number of wireless
stations along Its lice for the purpose
of augmenting Its regular telegraph
service, and in this manner it Is hoped J
to establish a means of communica
tion which will insure a continuity of
service which might not be expected
from either alone. The stations be
ing erected will cover the states of
Kansas, Nebraska and Wyoming.
One Thing Needful.
"How was tho day's fishing?"
"Didn't the fish bite?"
"There were plenty of fish, but Jim
Culver dropped our only flask in a ten
foot pool ard then we all came away."
DAINTIES FOR THE INVALIDS
Baked Apple, Milk or Cream Codfish
Cup Custard and Other
Cutlet Remove fat from a carefully
selected cutlet from the loin or neck
of mutton, put it in a stewpan with 4
tablespoons of water, a small bit ot
celery, pinch of salt and a pinch ol
white pepper. Stew slowly for a 2
hours, removing every bit of fat that
rises to the surface. The celery should
be cut, into small dice-shaped pieces
before adding to the meat Cook until
cutlet is very tender and serve with
Baked Apple Take a large sweet
apple, pared, cored; bake until soft
and serve with a boiled custard or
A free use of pineapples Is needed
In many cases. They are an antiseptic
in some diseases of the throat
Cup Custard Break into a coffco
cup an egg. Put in two teaspoons cf
sugar. Beat up thoroughly a pinch
of salt a hit of grated nutmeg. Fiil
up cup with sweet milk. Turn Into
another cup, well buttered, and set In
a pan of boiling water, reaching near
ly to the top of the cup. Set in tho
oven and when the custard Is set, It is
done. Eat cold.
Clam Broth Select 12 small clams,
drain and chop fine; add l pint of
clam juice or hot water, a bit of salt
and a small piece of butter. Simmer
CO minutes, add a gill of boiled milk,
strain and serve.
Milk or Cream Codfish Pick up a
largo tablespoon of salt codfish very
fine, freshen It considerably by placing
it over the lire in a basin, covering it
with cold water, as It comes to a boll.
Turn off water and freshen again if
very salt, then turn off water until dry
and pour over cup of milk or thin
cream, add a bit of butter and a thick
ening made of 1 teaspoon of flour wet
up with a little milk. Turn this over
a slice of dipped toast
SAVES K UFE
How Incubation Has Reduced the
Ravages of Early Birth.
HINTS AROUND THE HOME
Several Valuable Suggestions Which
May Help the Busy Housewife to
Do Many Things.
When baking bread, a small paint
or varnish brush saves the fingers
when pans are to be greased and tha
loaves brushed over with butter.
White clr.thes that have become yel
low may be whitened after washing
them in the usual way by soaking
them over night in clear water into
which cream or tartar has been put
a teaspconful to a quart of water.
A few drops of lemon juico and n
sprig of mint added to a glass of iced
tea makes a cooling and refreshing
Dried red peprcr pods make an at
tractive garnish for slaw and other
grcon salads. Scak in hot water and.
when fresh, cut into strips.
Scald green peppers in boiling wa
ter, drain and stuff with equal parts
boiled rice, tomatoes and chopped
cooked meat Bake in slow oven un
til peppers aro tender.
Tf it in difficult to rid a frvfne-Dan oi
the smell of fish or onions, a little oat
meal should he sprinkled over It and
the pan shaken over the fire until the
oatmeal begins to scorch.
Water bottles may be cleaned with
salt and vinegar a dessert spoonful
of salt moistened with vinegar. Shako
until stains arc removed.
Boil yellowed linen In a lather made
of cue pound of white soap to ona
Milan of milk. Rinse in two waters.
adding bluing to the last water. This
is grandmother's way.
With this steak was offered a very
delicious potato fluff made of six left
over potatoes, which in less skillful
hands might have teen warmed up or
The skins of these tubers were re
moved and they were put through a
colander, after which there was added
one gill of hot cream, a teaspoon'ul ol
salt, a small piece of butter and tho
well beaten whites of three eggs. Tho
preparation was cooked in a baking
dish (using a moderate oven) until
pretfily browned over, and waj served
When the left-over happens to bo
macaroni, peanuts or peanut butter, if
at hand, will impart a novel and agree
able flaor that will make on"'s guests
inquire for the recipe of the dish.
Wash over the paste by holding it
In a colander under the faucet and
turning carefully with a fork. Put a
layer of the macaroni into a buttered
baking dish, then on" of ordinary
white sauce and one of finely chopped
peanuts or peanut butter. Repeat un
til the dish is full. Let the top layer
be sauce sprinkled over with bread
crumbs and dotted with butter. Baka
I have found it ruins a pot or
ena-nel pan to scrape it. Instead put
a tablespoon of washing soda in tho
pan and a quart of water. Put on
back of range to heat. Shake gently
Dnce in a while and in a couple of
hours the burnt crust will rise and
the pan will be as clean and good as
Outdoing Nature in an Effort to Offset
the Effects of Over-Civilization
15 to 30 Per Cent Said to
New York. The doctor aid: "Hold
him up, please yes, that way, against
your arm. So."
He was fourteen Inches long from
'the soles of his blanket-swathed toy
feet to the crown of his forehead; and
he weighed four pounds and an ounce.
The age of him was thirty days, and
his face was hardly the face of a baby.
The length of him reached from the
fold of the nurse's plump elbow to the
first hinge of her palm fourteen
inches and she had taken a gold ring
from her finger and. slipping it easily
over the child's hand, pushed it up.
up, till now it encircled his forearm!
Then, enveloping her charge deftly in
a- featherweight bit of blanket, she car
ried him off to his incubator in au
"How many more days or hours
will that fragment of humanity live?"
1 marveled of the hospital physician.
It was Doctor Fischel who answered
Fischel of New York, perfector with
Couney and Schenkein of the infant
incubator to its present scientific
stage, and of the medical system of
observation and nourishment now
used in conjunction with it
"Bless you," answered Fischel. who
speaks with a strong German accent,
"that baby has an excellent chance to
grow up into a strong, healthy, full
sized man. I shall be much disap
pointed if he does not"
"If an infant weighs less than two
pounds and three ounces, it dies on
the day of its birth." he said. "If its
weight is from two pounds aud three
ounces to three pounds and five
ounces, nearly one-half can be saved
by proper incubation and the most
scientific care. Let the weight be
from three pounds and five ounces to
four pounds and seven ounces, and
72 per cent can be saved. From fou
pounds and seven ounces to fiva
pounds and nine ounces. 90 per cent
And if the weight is more than that,
modern incubation reduces the mortal
ity to an almost infinitesimal percent
age. "The incubation system, as they
have corrected and perfected it. rests
upon four cardinal principles. To fur
nish the child with perfectly pure air:
to maintain an even and proper tcm-
i , " it
Macaroni in Tomato Shells.
Six ripe tomatoes, one cup boiled
macaroni, one cup white sauce, one
half teaspoon salt, one-half teaspoor
paprika, one-half cup grated cheese
tablespoon chopped ham. Cut tops oil
tomatoes, remove the pulp, make a
mixture of pulp, ham, macaroni and
other Ingredients and fill tomatc
shells, sprinkle with cracker crumbs
en top and bake 13 minutes.
One-half cup sugar, one egg, one
scant tablespoon butter, one cap sweet
milk, one cup flour, one-half cup bolt
ed corn meal, one and one-half tea
spoon baking powder, little cream
Sugar and butter as for cake. Mix
flour, meal and powder. Stir all to
gether. Bake In a square fiat tin in a
To Make Good Tea.
First put the amount of tea required
In an earthen teapot; allow one scaat
teaspoon to each cup. As soon a3
fresh water comes to the boiling point
pour it on tea and do not allow It to
boll thereafter. Do not make tea
until about 10 minutes before you
want to use It
Weighing an Incubator Baby.
pernture; to observe the most scrupu
lous sanitation, and to supply the right
nourishment in the right quantities at
exact intervals. It Is very simple,
you see and very skillful.
"The air introduced to the glassed ?
incubator is taken from out of doors,
warmed, sterilized and conducted to
the Infant through a silvered pipe. A
thermostat inside the incubator auto
matically maintains the air at tho
right temperature. If the child is too
small or too weak to feed itself, tho
milk is given with a nasal spoon; that
is. fluid is administered drop by drop
to the nostrils, and inhaled, reaching
the stomach in due course.
"Immediaately before each feeding,
and immediately after, tho infant is
weighed in these sterilized scales,
which are so delicately adjusted that
they register the exact amount of
nourishment taken. This is charted.
jo that each day's totals show wheth
er the babe has gained in weight, and
how much, or lost in weight, and how
much. There must be a steady gain
if the child is to grow. If it does not
srow it cannot live. Hence, if the day
registers no gain in weight, we know
at once something is wrong. Wrong
with what? With the milk. And we
set about to make the remedy. Pre
pared foods and cow's milk are regu
lar reapers in the mortality field of
A Religion of Starvation.
Los Angeles. Cat John Irving
3'NeilI. the leader of a strange re
ligious Feet In Los Angeles, is dead.
The members of this sect have, for
weeks, been starving themselves in
anticipation of the coming of the end
3f the world. Lying on pallets, too
weak to move, deteefves found In an
arroyo bungalow four members of tho
Bect. two men, a woman, and a xirl
of sixteen, who had not touched food
Tor six week3.
O'Neill said he was the leader of
the sect, which he called Disciples of
the Holy Ghost with the Gift of
"The appearance of the comet was
the sign of tha end of the world." ho
The girl. Alice Priffon. according to
the detectives, said sh" had been
forced to starve, and that she wa3
quite willing to live.
Faithful Japanese Wives.
In one of the dramas of the Immor
tal Chikamatsu. the Shakespeare or
Japan, there is a passage representing
the ideas of a devoted Japanese wifa:
"For the sake of my husband I would
even flay my nails from my hands
and feet" Such are the Ideals of duty
cherished and obeyed by the faithful
wives of Japan, who not only bear
their sacrifices without any sense cf
loss but are delighted that they can
show their desire to be of signal serv
ice to their husbands.
Kfdaey troubles are too dangeroot
to neglect Little disorders grow sert
ous and the sufferer Is soon in ths
grasp of diabetes, dropsy or fktal
Doan;s Kldnsy Pills
core all distressing
kidney ilia. They
make sick kidneys
well, weak kidneys
John L. Perry,
says:"I grew worse
and worse until it
seemed but a question of a few hours
before I passed away. My wife was
told I would not see another day. I
rallied somewhat and at once began
taking Doan's Kidney Pills. I steadily
Improved until today I am in good
Remember the name Doan's.
For sale by all dealers. 50 cents a
Foster-Milburn Co.. Buffalo. N. Y.
The Slugger An see here, you
don't wanter be goln' around brnggin'
dat it was mo wot soaked you, see I
Points to Good Future.
Seven poor children, four girls an
three boys, all about ten years oliL
went to a nearby seashore resort. Is
charge of two women, for a day's out
ing. Tho funds for the picnic wer
provided by two boys who sell papers
and who live in one of the two house?
from which tho excursion party waf
recruited. Ono of tho women Id
charge of the children said that the
boys had arranged the outing "of their
own accord, and the remarkable tnlng
Is this: They are not good boys bj
any means and one of them is prob
ably the naughtiest boy In tlio neigh
borhood. But we think that when boys
do little things like this they will com
out all right' New York Tribune.
Why He Wouldn't Hurry.
They were riding to church and
were late. Several of the party wer
worried and one remarked: "The avt
dience will be waiting." "Well." ob
served the old pastor (who was tc
preach that forenoon), "don't let's frol
over It if we are a little late. It re
minds mo of the man who was being
taken to execution. His guards were
greatly exercised over the fact that
they could not possibly get there on
time. -"Never mind said the poor fel
low, philosophically. 'Don't fuss over
It The people can wait There'll be
nothing doing till I get there."
Good Advice, but
A traveler entered a railway car
riage at a wayside station. The sole
occupants of tho compartment con
sisted of an old lady and her son.
about twelve years old. Nothing of
note occurred until the train steamed
into tho station at which tickets were
collected. The woman, not having a
ticket for the boy, requested him to
The traveler Intervened and sug
gested putting him under tho seat
"Man." said the excited woman. "It's
as shair as death; but there's twa un
der the salt a'ready!"
Vera (eight years old) What does
transatlantic mean, mother?
Mother Across tho Atlantic, of
course; but you mustn't bother me.
Vera Does "trans' always mean
Mother I suppose It does. Now, If
you don't stop bothering me with your
questions I shall send you right to
Vera (after a few minutes' silence)
Then does transparent mean a cross
"Queer, wasn't It, that water m the
place you went to mado the folks
"Why was It queer?
"Because it was well water."
A wholesome, ready
cooked food which
youngsters, and older
folks thoroughly enjoy.
Let them have all they
want. It is rich in nour
ishment and has a win
"The Memory Lingers"
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Battle Crack, Mich.
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