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ARCH0 TRIUMPH, PARIS
IF It were not for cab drivers. one'B
first weeks In Pails would be
robbed of linguistic comfort.
These men the drivers of taxis,
all young and with eyes sharp and
excited, and the drivers of carriages,
all old and with eyes dull and heavy
are trained to catch a direction on the
wing, and never ask to have It re
peated. The wan consciousness of talking
P'rench badly Is not always the por
tion of those who talk It worst. A
certain self-assured type of American
women employB It with a confidence
unaffected by originality and peccan
cy of accent. American men and
sweet mothers of nmbltlous daughters
a domestic combination with which
Parts Is filled are least prone to make
use of French; yet when they do, It
Is Invariably with a charming If lim
Fortunately out-of-door Paris speaks
a language that Is beyond the tongues
of man, that voices Itself In effable
civic beauty, In long vlstaB, In gener
ous skies, In wide avenues that lead
Into fountain-spraying squares, which
widen like the transept of cathedrals,
and through which course In and out,
round and round, like fine skaters, the
autos and the peoples of the world.
To see the Arch of Triumph from the
Carousel, the softening sun still high
over tha low built city and pale
enough to be looked at, to spo the
long avenue across the thin mists of
evening that fall like a protecting
veil, Is to feel a troubled, unreachable
presence; the sense of beauty, a
sense that was given us unfinished, nr
rested In the making, and wbl h fades
unattnlned Into mystery.
Strange White Beauty.
The grpen of Paris grass and the
blue of Italian skies surely are the
most vivid colors In the world, nnd
from this green of grass and from
beds of flowers, Purls builds Itself In
Tho newest building glaring In
cleanliness, and the oldest grown gray
and darkened, Invariably conform to
this colorlessnpss In this most colorful
of cities. Building material hulked
on the river shore like the backs of
waiting elephants. Is nil white, white
stones are wheeled through the
streets, white bags of mortar "v the
weighted boats, while sand lies piled
on the white embankments, and along
the white streets, anonymr b and
similar and blanched, stables and
stores and dwellings wnll themselves
aealnst the sidewalks. Adding the
note of arllstrv that unennr.cloiislv
prevails everywhere, workmen In
these new white buildings wear long,
white conts. while shops, and form
groups of white-clad figures at little
Paris Is hnnd ninde. Fvprv embmld
pred linen flower nnd pverv stone of
pvpry wnll has the look of a minute
and detailed attention. There Is no
bl machinery. The small steam der
ricks that unload the deep sunken
liargeB hoist but one barrel at a time,
And results grow huge under this In
In Walt Whitman's "I.etves of
Ornss" he sings praise to the strong
curb of city streets. Did he know
Paris, too, and the high, white walls
of Its river banks, the masonry of long
flights of stairs descending to the
shore, the profusion of stone bridges,
many arched, everywhere mnsnnrjr
and unlnterruptpd securing curbs?
How prodigal Paris Is of architec
tural decoration, of unending elabors
tlon. It Is Its soul, the expression of
Its ardent quest for variety. Its nn
willingness to continue uninterrupted
a line or curve. They place bronze
horses that rival the gold of the sun
on their bridges, they fill their gar
dens with white marbles, they rover
their walls with chiseled garlands
ither dd beauty to beauty and by
itoine magic never arrive at making
There Is a spell In standing on the
fUrldge of Alma toward the close of
,u when the skr Is blue and deco
rated tn great banks of white clouds
nd the Eiffel lower rising rrora it
itt of trees bores Into the heavens,
and up Into regions further off than
anything nude on soiia earia.
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Sometimes when the sky Is gray
the Eiffel Is hard and red, but now It
Is gay as an aigrette In the city's
hair. It dominates Paris as Napol
eon's memory dominates France ele
gant, self-confident spreading forth
thin wires whose black fastenings
look In the distance like little min
nows swimming upward In a lake of
blue. It Is a thing alone of Its kind
In the world, parentless and childless.
The Music of Home.
It Is out-of-doors Parle one learns
first, one loves first. Roses In the
rose garden of Bagetelle gay, open
roses, not slumbrous, but showing all
themselves like the French nature.
Trees round as pompons or trimmed
square on top and sides, with little
Iron gratings at their base to breathe
through. Shrill, crazy flights of swal
lows round the roofs, on which are
assembled the chimney tops, wearing
tin sunbonnets like so many little
gray Prlsclllas. Knitting women on
cars and boats and benches, flasket
loads of tall bread. Sane, rosy vege
tables In carts. Self-conscious dogs
on leash that are permitted In res
taurants and are given a chair or
fed under their master's table. The
bloom of moBB on tree trunks, mil-
board announcing a mass of Pales-
trlna (1526-1694) at the Church of St.
Oervais, and at a theater a musical
comedy with a title eccentric and un
abashed. Tho recurring Blgn "Liber
ty, Equality. Fraternity," awakening
thoughts of their sinister origin.
Tllack aprons of school boys, scarlot
of soldiers, white robes of little first
communicants mincing along like ani
mated lilies. Old women In black
winged white caps, baby carriages
with awnings of onibnilderr ' linen
nnd Spanish nurses with black man
tillas falling from their hair Ex-
oulslte little girls with brilliant eyes
forecasting mvRtery and power, nnd
smnller girls with hands and head and
feet and torso daintily clothed and
legs hared In length of Insourlnnt
nakedness. Little twisted men who
work In ditches wearing wide, deb
onair sashes at the waist, and the loss
happy picture of men harnessed to
their heavy carts. The procession of
solemn dray horses, single file, with
huge fur collars that make them look
like approaching buffaloes, and the
crack of the whip with Its weighted
handle that often falls pitilessly over
the horses' heads, for Paris Is as cruel
to Us horses as It la soft and effem
inate towards Its dogs.
Every Frenchman la an artist at
heart. He has original views on Hter
nture and architecture and art that
would distinguish him In a country
where such topics are less general.
Here everyone Is well Informed and
very studious; opinions are ndvanced,
unconvlnclngly, naturally, In card-playing
Battle of Lundy's Lane.
One hundred years ago took place
the bnttle of Lundy's Lane, sometimes
called the bnttle of Niagara Falls, nnd
which was the most sanguinary and
clubbornly contested engagement
fought on Canadian soil during tho
War of 1812. The battle commenced
nt sunset and ended at midnight. The
victory was claimed by both aides.
The losses In killed and wounded were
shout equal. The Americans were
left In possession of the field, but
were unable to rarry away any of the
spoils they had captured. In this ac
tlon Col. Wlnfteld Scott, afterward
the commander tn the Mexican war,
greatly dlBtlngulshed himself, being
twice severely wounded. In the same
engagement the exploit of another
American officer, Col. James Miller
In bravely carrying one of the Drltlsh
batteries, was considered one of the
most brilliant exploits of the entire
war. Congress voted him the thanks
of the nation and a gold medal of hon
or as a reward.
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tight skirt In all Its ramifications, ob
serves an uino newapupei, nut we
shall always be humbly grateful for
the occasional opportunities we have
had to see some of our charming girls
lr; to run Id 'eu.
Welcome for Its Digestive as Well as
Its Refreshing Qualities Served
In Grape Fruit.
Ginger Is so refreshing In flavor and
so stimulating to the digestion that it
Is a favorite Ingredient In summer sal
ads and desserts. An unusual fruit
salad, suited to molding in halves of
oranges or grapefruit, Is strongly fla
vored with ginger ale and has bits of
Canton ginger mixed with the. fruit.
The recipe calls for two tablespoon
fuls of granulated gelatin softened In
two tablespoonfuls of cold water and
then dissolved in a quarter of a cupful
of boiling water. To this add one cup
ful of ginger ale, the juice of one large
lemon and two tablespoonfulB of sugar.
When the mixture begins to stiffen
stir In a variety of diced fruits, with
bits of orange or grapefruit pulp and
chopped nuts. This can be served with
mayonnaise dressing as a salad or with
whipped cream as a dessert.
A pretty way of serving individual
portions is to mold the ginger and
fruit salad In halves of large grape
fruit. When ready to serve divide each
half so that each portion shall repre
sent quarter the size of the original
grapefruit and the fruit jelly shall
have a rim of grapefruit peel only
where it would come In contact with
Any fruit salad mixture can b'! given
a pleasant pungent flavor by the ad
dition of bits of crystallized ginger.
A small quantity of the syrup drained
from preserved ginger makes a novel
and appetizing addition to any dress
ing Intended to be served with a fruit
CARE OF CARPET SWEEPER
Proper Handling Will Greatly Prolong
Its Life and Keep It Always
Ready for Immediate Use.
As the carpet sweeper is such an
important item in my domestic work,
I am very careful about It, writes a
correspondent of the Philadelphia
Ledger. After each sweeping I take it
to the, back porch, dump it on a news
paper and turn the broom, brush side
up, flat on the floor. I have an old
whisk broom cut straight across so
that the bristles are very stiff. With
this broom I sweep the brush of the
sweeper backward and forward. As
the bristles are put into the rod in a
curved line, the brush slowly revolves
as the broom Is applied. I sometimes
dip the brush In kerosene, which also
removes some of the dust from the
bristles and keeps them in good condi
tion. I oil bearings of my sweeper
frequently, and If there are any
threads or hair at either end, I do not
tear It away, but cut with a scissors.
Sometimes I ubb an old comb to comb
the bristles before putting the sweeper
away. This Beems a good deal of
care, but I find that it pays, and that
perfectly working Bweeper Is nay
Fig and Nut Jelly.
Wash a cup of pulled figs In cold
water. Put over slow fire with two
cups of cold water and stew figs un
til tender. Sklm out flgs and to the
Juice add one-half cup of sugar aud
boll until It is like thin syrup tthere
should be one cup of liquid). Chop
tigs and one-quarter cup of bhellcd
pecans not very fine. Soak one-half
box of gelatin in one cup of cold wa
ter for half an hour. To the gelatin
add one-half teaspoonful of lemon
juice, and to the tig syrup add one-
half cup of boiling water. Strain
through fine sieve or piece of cheese
cloth. When nearly Bet add nuts and
figs. Turn into molds and set In cool
place for three hours. Serve with
Spiced Pears or Peaches.
Seven pounds of fruit, four pounds
of light brown sugar, one pint of good
vinegar, cloves and cinnamon to
taste. Pare and halve the fruit. In
each half stick four or five whole
cloves, break cinnamon bark and
throw In. Let vinegar and sugar come
to a boll. Put In fruit aud slowly
boll until fruit Is clear. Seal while
Cut the crust from a loaf each of
white and brown bread so they are
left the same size; then cut two and
one hulf Inch slices of each; spread
them with a mixture of deviled ham
and peanut butter, press six together,
alternating the white aud brown; slice
thin, and the sandwiches will look like
Parboil In hot, salted water for Ove
minutes; drain and Bet them upon ice
to get cold and Arm. Roll them In
salted flour, next In beaten eggs, then
In fine bread crumbs. Sot on Ice for
half an hour and try In deep, boiling
fat which has been gradually heated
to the boll.
To Keep Peanut Butter Moist.
Always keep the peanut butter Jar
turned upside down when on the cup
board shelf, which Insures the last of
It being as oily as the first instead of
dry and bard, as Is usually the case
when It stands upright.
Many people when Ironing a dyed
dress find that the hot Iron changes
the color. If It Is hung In the shad
the color will quickly return.
When Cutting Fresh Bread.
Before cutting treah bread always
dip tht knife In hot water This pre
vents tht bread from crumbling.
DELICACIES WITH THIS FRUIT
AS A FOUNDATION.
Flavor Is Improved by Cooking Ex
cellent Served With Tapioca
Candled Cherries One of the
Finest of Confections.
Cherries are among the fruits that
..re much Improved by cooking.
Somehow they lose none of their
freshness, and are rendered much
Juicier and more toothsome by slight
cooking. Here are some recipes that
make use of them:
Cherry Tapioca. To make a dell
clous cherry pudding soak one small
cupful of tapioca in water over night.
In the morning add a pinch of salt
and cook until clear. Then add but
ter the size of an egg, and one cupful
of stoned cherries (the sour cherries
are preferrable). Add to this a half
cupful of cherry wine or a little lemon
juice and sugar to taste. Flavor with
vanilla, and bake until bubbles ap
pear on the top. Serve very cold with
Cherry Pie. Line a pie plate with
rich pastry. Stone the cherries and
fill the pie dish. Then pour over
tliom four tablespoonfuls of molasses
and dust over all one tablespoonful of
flour. Put on an upper crust and bake
one-half hour In a moderate oven.
When cool dust the top with a gen
erous sprinkling of powdered sugar.
Candied Cherries. To make a dell
clous confection, wash, stem and pit
one pound of large, firm cherries, put
ting a pound of sugar to one pound
of the fruit. Roil the juice and the
sugar to a very thick sirup. Put the
cherries in this sirup and let them
simmer not boil for ten minutes.
Then set them away In the sirup until
the next day. Then take the cherries
out of the sirup and put them in a
deep dish. Let the sirup boil up once
and pour over the cherries. This
operation should be repeated for three
mornings. On the fourth morning boll
the sirup almost to the thickness of
candy, dip the cherries In it and let
them got thoroughly coated, then
place them separately on flat dishes
Cherry Cordial. Very ripe cherries
make the best cordial. Bruise the
fruit and mash through a colander,
sweeten to taste and boil for ten min
utes and then strain. Boll again un
til perfectly clear, skimming off occa
sionally. To every quart of the cherry
Juice add one gill of pure brandy.
Seal the bottles tightly and keep in
a cool dark place until ready to use.
Germany Cherry Pie. Make a cher
ry pie as usual, but omit the upper
crust. When almost done, beat one
egg until very light, and add to It one
scant half cupful of rich cream. Pour
this mixture over the top of the pie.
Put the pie back in the oven and
bake until the custard is set. This
makes a very attractive as well as an
Cherry Salad. Here is a delightful
recipe that calls for fresh cherries.
For a course in a warm-weather
luncheon it is very good. Either the
large white or the red cherries may
be used, and It is most effective to
mix tho two colors. The fruit should
be stoned without breaking the fruit,
and hi the place of each stone Is
placed a nut meat. Hazel nuts are
the easiest to use, but any sort will
do. The cherries should then be
spread on lettuce leaves and UBed, or
they may be stewed with sugar, water
and a little lemon Juice.
A cream and banana pie Is very
rich, but It has only one crust and
so has a minimum of the least desir
able element of pies. To make It heat
together In a granite saucepan the
maBhed pulp of two very ripe bananas
with the yolks of three eggs, beaten;
Bugar and nutmeg to taste, a heaping
teaspoonful of butter and enough milk
and sherry, or Just milk, to make a
thin mixture. Pour it into a deep dish
lined with crust and then fold iu the
whites of two eggs, beaten stiff. Bake
rather slowly, chill and serve with or
without whipped cream.
Beef Heart With Rice.
Select a fresh beef heart, and after
cleansing and cutting away the tough
parts, boll until tender tn salted wa
ter. With a sharp knife cut In small
cubes and put these In an agateware
saucepan with an onion and half a
greon sweet pepper minced flue. When
these have boiled until tender, fry
Borne small bits of bacon or salt pork
In a saucepan, and add the beef heart.
Have ready a platter of nicely boiled
rice. Arrange the beef heart around
the dish as a border and sprinkle with
paprika before serving.
Add one cupful of sour cherries to
each two cupfuls of pieplant, two cup
fuls sugar, one-half cupful water and
let boll up once. Serve cold. Or one
may use gooseberries Instead of cher
ries with the pieplant. Save sugar
by adding to rhubarb after boiling.
Moths In Carpets.
To rid the carpet of moths the fol
lowing Is excellent: Spread ft damp
towel over the part affected and Iron
It dry with ft hot Iron. The heat and
steam kill the worms and eggs.
Before Using Beeswax.
When you use beeswax for polishing
furniture or floors always warm It be
fore using. The result Is much saving
of labor and a more brilliant gloat
Phenomenon to Be Observed on the
Old "Oregon" Trail, Familiar
to the Pioneers.
On the old "Oregon" trail, with Its
historical associations, may be found
one of nature's marvels, probably not
duplicated in this country, at least.
Near South Pass City, Wyo., is the
Pacifio spring, a beautiful spot, where
the old freighters and emigrants fre
quently stopped for a few days after
the long, arduous trip across the bar
ren plains. Here they could rest and
enjoy some of the almost forgotten
luxuries of life.
Pacific Bprlng Is 7,000 feet above sea
level, and about, at the headwaters of
the Sweetwater river. Is a series of
small valleys, or rather meadows,
sheltered by the southern extremity
of the Wind River mountains. On the
north side of the hills Is what Is local
ly called a "flat," where the grass grew
in green luxuriance. In this tall
prairie grass was found the tiny red
This does not seem marvelous tn the
warm sunshine. But take a spade and
remove the turf, and solid cakes of ice
are found at a depth of often less than
The reason for this is quite simple.
'The warm spring sunshine melts the
'snow which runs down the montain
jslde. This goes on until late summer
and fall, when the small streams of
water freeze at night.
As the warmth of the sun at this
season touches only the top of the
mountain, the little stream soon be
comes solid ice. By the action of the
elements and washing of earth down
the mountain, a deposit of Boil is made
on this Ice, which, when the summer
rolls around once more, springs Into
fresh, green life.
The few hours of sunshine which
reaches this sheltered spot each day
suffice to ripen the strawberries, but
cannot melt the ice beneath them or
warm the soil below the roots of these
Suicide Advised by Doctor.
A curious letter from a physician
was read in the Paris courts at the
hearing of a case in which Pierre Ju-
vin and Jean Jullard, chemists, were
charged with the illegal sale of cer
The letter in question, which was
signed by Doctor Gaudln, stated that
the writer had treated Mine. Delvlgne
Dambrlcourt, In an effort to cure her
of the drug habit. After her use of
morphine and cocaine had been com
pletely stopped, Doctor Gauden made
out for her a prescription Into the
composition of which black drops
(vinegar of opium) entered. The
letter concluded with the following
"This prescription Bhould be re
newed according to the needs of Mme.
Delvigne-Dambricourt, and I advise
her to continue with it, since she
finds it suits her, or if not, to have
recourse to absinthe or to suicide,
which 'is, after all, the best way to
escape from all the manias and mis
eries of existence"
It was this letter which Mr. Juvin
advanced as his excuse for having sup
plied Mme. Delvigne-Dambricourt with
black drops. The court, however, or
dered both Messrs. Juvin and Jullard
to pay a fine of BOO francs each.
Files and Fire.
Fire loss in the United States last
year amounted to about $200,000,000.
At least SO per cent of this destruc
tion, judged by European standards,
was needless. All of It was a dead
loss to the community, for fire insur
ance merely distributes the burden.
During the same period files caused
disease which inflicted a money loss
on the country estimated at (157,000,
000. The life cost of these two agencies
of destruction Is beyond exact compu'
tation. Flies caused most of the ty.
phold, much of the bowel disorders of
children and all the Infantile paraly.
sis known. Through these diseases,
the buzzing pests are responsible for
many deaths each year. Fire takes a
toll variously estimated, but the fig
ures seldom are lower than 1,000 lives
per annum. Plainly, war is not the
only needless waste in the world. Flies
and fire have their part Fortunately,
they are easier to abolish than the
"war lords," who keep Europe an
armed camp. Chicago Journal.
Black Cat Saves a Ship.
From March 20 to April 20 the
French bark Colonel de Vlllebores
Mareull bucked western winds off Cape
Horn. Squalls tore away her can
vas and wrecked her fore and aft
bridges. It began to look as If the
ship would never reach Pacifio waters.
Then Ml ml, a black cat, went over
board. That very day the weather
cleared, and the bark proceeded.
Members of the crew, on the ves
sel's arrival at San Francisco, said
they were sure the ship would never
have passed the Horn If the black
cat had not been washed away. The
bark left Hamburg 146 days previous
to Us arrival at San Francisco.
"I fear we are not keeping up with
"It's a, wonder some of our lady mur
derers wouldu't think ot going on
hunger strike." Kansas City Journal,
A Friendly Suggestion.
.1 can drink or let It alone."
"Why don't you vary your perform
"Let It alone."
EXPRESSION IS NOT A MERE
FIGURE OF SPEECH.
Confederate Soldier Tells of the Effect
That Combat Had on Himself and
the Other Members of Forct
The "heat of battle," of which poets
and rhetorical prose writers are so
prone to dwell, is, according to Capt,
Samuel Chapman, a veteran of the
Civil war, no mere figure of speech,
but an absolute practical and physical
reality. The men now sweating in the
trenches of the fighting area in Europe
are sweating not only figuratively but
in the actual body, consumed by an
actual, physical heat that only the
fierce Are of battle can Incite.
Capt. Chapman, who Is now pastor
of the Baptist church at Covington,
Va., was during the Civil war one of
the most daring cavalrymen in the
Confederate service. He served in
every campaign in Virginia from the
first battle of Bull Run until three
weeks after Appomattox, never miss
ing a chance to get into a fight. His
commander often said that he would
fight a circular saw. Accordingly his
testimony as to the reality of the heat
of battle is both valuable and timely,
coming as it does when millions are
now engaged in bloody war in western
"The heat of battle Is no poetio
phrase," said Captain Chapman, when
on a visit to Washington recently. "It
Is essentially a physical effect brought
about unconsciously by the Intense ex
citement of battle. No man ia cool In
battle; he may conceal his feelings,
but his heart Is going like a trip-hammer.
The result is that his body be
comes intensely heated.
"I had a most striking example of
this in the winter of 1864. Early in
January of that year the command of
Confederate cavalry to which I be
longed was ordered to make a raid
upon a Union camp of soldiers sta
tioned on Loudoun Heights a few miles
from Harper's Ferry.
"We assembled one afternoon at Up-
perville, about thirty miles south of
Loudoun Heights two hundred of us.
It was the coldest day that the oldest
inhabitant of that country had ever
seen, the mercury standing about six
degrees below zero. We started on
the march about three or four o'clock.
As we sallied forth, we broke forth
Into song, for we were all well clothed,
having warm boots and overcoats, and
feeling jolly and comfortable.
"But, after a few miles, the songs
ceased. We found that, despite our
warm clothing, the bitter cold was
penetrating deep Into us. Some of us
hung our feet out of the stirrups to
bring back the circulation. Others
slapped their hands against their
sides. In fact, we tried every imag
inable way to keep out the deadly
cold, but without avail. When we
reached the vicinity of the Union camp
about two o'clock in the morning we
were frozen practically stiff. As we
lined up for the attack, about two
hundred yards from the enemies' lines,
we had to take our legs in our hands
and lift our feet back in the Btirrups,
so entirely numb had feet and legs
become; and when we came to cock
our navy revolvers we found that our
fingers were too numb to pull back
the hammer. So, holding the pistols
between our two hands, as though we
had but stumps of arms, we cocked
the pistols with our teeth.
Suddenly, as we sat shivering
there, the word to 'Charge!' was given.
With the yell springing from frozen
Hps we dashed forward. In less than
a minute we were in the midst of the
Union camp, shooting right and left.
Our attack was such a surprise that
the enemy had no chance to make any
resistance, but fled on all sides. The
fight did not last, from the time the
command to charge was given until
every Union soldier was out of range,
more than five minutes.
"When I came to myself I was sit
ting in my saddle with one leg thrown
over the pommel, fanning myself with
my hat. My overcoat was thrown
open, as was also the gray jacket be
neath, and beneath that, the woolen
undershirt was open down to the last
button, baring my breast to the cool
ing mountain breezes which at that
time and altitude must have been close
on to fifteen degrees below zero. In
a word, I was overcome with heat and
fanning and panted as though It was
midday In the dog days. Around me
many of my comrades were engaged
In the same process of cooling them
selves. "And barely five minutes before w
had all been too frozen to cock our
pistols or lift our feet into the stirrups.
"That will give you some Idea as to
whether the heat of battle is a mert
figure of speech or a reality."
Poker Kills $1,000 Whale.
The crew of the oil steamer Cali
fornia were happy on reaching port
because they had captured a whale
and found ambergris worth 1.000.
A school of playful whales followed
the vessel up the coast, and, having
nothing else to do the crew tried to
capture one bull In the wake of the
ship. There was no harpoon aboard,
to they fashioned one out ot the sto
ker's poker that resembled a crowbar.
After many attempts they landed ft
whale by harpooning from the stern.
When the carcass was hauled aboard
the sight of ambergris almost caused
a fight as to division of the money.