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About The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 22, 1915)
TO TIGHT BALKANS
Government Maintains Strictest
Secrecy As To Objective.
ROUMANIA KEEPS STRICT NEUTRALITY
German Submarines Are Sheltered
in Bulgarian Port-Great Brit
ain Gives Bulgaria Notice.
Paris Italy will Bend 150,000 men
to the Balkans, according to informa
tion received by the Excelsior from
what the paper says is a reliable
The government maintains the strict
est secrecy as to where the troops will
be landed, says the Excelsior s inform'
ant, but Italian intervention will take
place at a point where it will have a
decisive effect, on the whole Balkan
Bucharest, via Paris The cabinet,
after again going over the war situa
tion, made a pronouncement in favor
of the maintenance of neutrality by
All necessary military precautions
have been taken on each of Roumania's
The presence of two German sub
marines at Varna, Bulgaria's chief
seaport on the Black sea, has been
London Great Britain has declared
war on Bulgaria. The British foreign
office announces that in view of the
fact that Bulgaria has announced she
is at war with Serbia and is an ally
of the central powers, His Majesty's
government has informed the Bulgar
ian government that a state of war
exists between Great Britain and Bul
garia. "Safely First Lessens Life Loss.
NORTHWEST MARKET REPORTS;
GENERAL CROP CONDITIONS
Chicago. 111. "The Union Pacific
railroad system will be given an ab
solutely clean bill on "Passengers
Killed" during the fiscal year ending
June 30, 1916, in the report of the In
terstate Commerce commission. Ana
the number of passengers Injured, for
the same period, will show almost
negligible In the commission's report
Two years ago the Union Pacific
system adopted a motto of "Safety
First." Every employe, regardless of
his position, was enlisted In the work
of making the Union Pacific not only
as safe as any other system in the
country, but absolutely safe for the
traveling publlo as well as for the em
The clean bill which the Interstate
Commerce commission's report will
show is the result of that "safety"
Not one passenger was killed on the
entire Union Pacific system, from end
to end, main line and branch lines,
during the last fiscal year. In that
period 8,951,364 passengers entrusted
themselves on the thousands of miles
of branch roads of Union Pacific, and
upon the main line trains from Omaha
to Portland, Seattle and Spokane,
from Kansas City to Denver and Chey-
enne, and not one single passenger
lost his life, although, together, these
8.951.364 passengers traveled nearly
one billion miles during that year. Not
only does this apply to those passes
gers actually on board the trains, but
it Includes those who were preparing
to go aboard, or who were leaving the
trains of the company. Regardless of
whether the blame lay with the rail
road, or was due to the grossest, most
flagrant carelessness on the part of
the passenger, the fact remains that
during the fiscal year ending June 30,
1915, not one single Union Pacific
passenger was killed.
But Union Pacific's "Safety First"
campaign is not benefiting passengers
alone. Employes are reaping hand
some returns on the efforts they are
making to prevent accidents to each
Portland. Wheat BlueBtem 96o.
fortyfold 9614c, club 93c, red fife
90 c, red Russian 89c.
Outs No. 1 White Feed $24.00.
Barley No. 1 Feed. 826: brewing.
Mlllfeed Spot prices: Bran, 825 per
ton; shorts, $26; rolled barley, $28
Corn Wholo, $37.50 Per ton: crack
ed, $38.50 per ton.
Hay Eastern Oregon timothy, $15
16; valley timothy, $1213; alfalfa,
$12.50013.60; cheat, $910; oats and
Vegetables Artichokes, 75c per
dozen; tomatoes, 2530o per box;
cabbage, lo per pound; green corn, 10
(0115c per dozen; garlic, 15c per pound,
peppers, 45c; eggplant, 4) 6c;
sprouts, 810c; horseradish, 12V4c;
Green Fruits Cantaloupes, 85c2
per crate; peaches, 400 66c per box;
watermelons. llo per pound; ap
ples, 76c $1.75 per box; pears, $1
1.25; grapes, 85cfQ)$1.60 per crate; cas
abas, lo per pound; cranberries,
$9.60 10 per barrel.
Potatoes Oregon, 7585o; Yakima,
$1 per Back; sweets, $2.4002.60 per
Onions Oregon, $1.2501.35 sack.
Eggs Oregon ranch, buying prices:
No. 1, 36c; No. 2, 27c; No. 3, 20o per
dozen. Jobbing prices: No. 1, 38c.
Poultry Hens, Xl13c; springs,
1315c; turkeys, nominal; ducks,
white, 1315c; colored, 10011c;
Butter City creamery cubes, ex
tras, selling at 31V4c; firsts, 29c; print
and cartons, extra. Prices paid to pro
ducers: Country creamery, 22029c,
according to quality; butterfat preml
um quality, 33c; No. 1 average quality
31c; No. 2 29c. .
Veal Fancy, lOo per pound.
Pork Block, 78c per pound.
Hops 1915 crop, 910c per pound.
Hides Salted hides, 15c; salted kip
15c; salted calf, 18c; green hides,
13V4o; green kip, 15c; green calf, 18c;
dry hides, 25c; dry calf, 27c.
Wool Eastern Oregon, 18 28c;
valley, 27028c; fall lambs' wool, 21
Mohair Oregon, 27 30c per pound.
Cascara Bark Old and new, 3V4
4c per pound.
Pelts Dry long-wooled pelts, 15 c;
dry Bhort-wooled pelts, llc; dry,
shearlings, 1625o each; dry goat,
long hair, 13c each; dry goat shear
lings, 10020c each; salted long-wool-ed
pelts, September, 75c$1.25 each.
Cattle Choice steers, $6.50 6.8o;
Choice Bteers, $6.506.25, good steers,
606.25; medium steers, J5.2O06.7i);
choice cows, $5 5.26; good cows,
$4.504.76; medium cows, $3.76
4.25; heifers, $3.6005.75; nulls, WW
4.50; stags, $4.50 6.25.
Hogs Light, $6.406.60; heavy,
Sheep Wethers, $4.758;
$405.60; lambs, $5.50 07.
ARMY AND NAVY
President to Ask Congress for
GAIN MUCH TIME IN CONSTRUCTION
Would Increase Army to 120,000
400,000 Reserve and Increased
Navy Included in Plans.
Washington, D. C Four hundred
million dollars for national defense,
an Increase of approximately $140,000,'
000 over last year, constitutes the
amount whiclu President Wilson and
his advisers say should be appropriat
ed by the next congress for the army
As the time for the completion of
annual estimates draws near, the Pres
ident is giving preliminary considers
tlon to the national defense budget,
out of which It is hoped to lay down
a stronger naval program than the
United States has ever authorized,
and similarly a larger provision for
the military establishment than has
been customary in time of peace.
The president has had before him
for several weeks the outlines of a mil
ltary policy of a continuing character
FRANK L POLK
IE RING IS A CONVENIENCE
GOATS GAIN IN FAVOR
GOOD WAY to keep meat USE OF THE CASSEROLE
Useful Contrivance Can Be Mads Out
of Old Bridle Bit Allow Free
Hinged Movement of Ring.
A tie ring at the barm one can em
ploy to make a secure hitch without
knotting the tie strap, Is Indeed a
useful contrivance. Such a one can
be easily made of an old bridle bit.
Take a cold chlsol and cut the bit at
the hinge, or If It Is a stiff bit, cut it
near the middle. This will give us
two rings, with a short-hinged lever
on each enough material for two tlo
rings. Now fasten the rings to the
hitch posts, or to the barn walls at
convenient places, In such a manner
as to allow a free-hlngod movement
of the ring. Use large nails to fasten
the rings to the barn or post, and fas
ten In such a manner that the lever
will be at the lowermost part of the
In using this tie ring double the tie
strap and place the loop end through
the ring from the underneath side.
Lift the lever and place It through the
loop In the strap. Jerk the strap
sharply, to bind it on the lever, and
the tie Is effective. To make a secure
tie place the end of the strap through
the ring, from the underneath side,
and give It two turns about the lever,
returning the free end down through
the ring, on the opposite side of the
lever. This makes a very secure tie,
and one that is easy to unfasten.
To unfasten either tie, lift the
lever, and slip the loop or loops
Within Last Few Years Industry
Has Assumed Prominence.
DOUBLE ROW PLAN IN FAVOR
Celery Plants Grew With Unusual
Vigor and Averaged Larger Than
Those Set In Single Rows.
Animals are Useful for Several Pur
poiea Skins Used for Leather
Pins Hair of the Angora la
Known as Mohair.
Angora goats were Introduced Inte
this country from Turkey about 1850,
and have boen bred ever since In
different parts of the country in
small numbers. It Is only within the
last few years, however, that the goat
Industry has assumed especial prom'
lnence, According to recent census
statistics on this subject, there are
1,815,000 goats In the United States.
About 500,000 of these are Angoras,
the remainder being common goats.
Ooats are useful for several pur
poses. Their skins are used in the
manufacture of leather, or for rugs;
the fine hair of the Angora Is known
as mohair, and Is used in the manu
facture of the various dress goods
and plushes. The domand for mohair
In manufacture In the United States
Is much In excess of the supply which
can be obtained from goats in this
country, and a good market for this
product may be expected for a long
time to come.
The meat of goats, especially An'
goras, Is eaten to a large extent, be
ing commonly sold under the name of
mutton, and more recently bearing
the name of Angora venison, or An
gora mutton. If the goats are well
dressed It has perhaps a more de
licious flavor than mutton, and seldom
has as much fat. In certain localities
Scalding Will Not Seriously Affect
Flavor and Will Inoreass Keep
When meat must for any reason be
kept for unusuully long periods of
time or when the conditions are unfa
vorable In hot weatl'.or, scalding may
be resorted te advantageously. Drop
ping the meat Into boiling water for a
few minutes will not seriously affect
Its flavor when It ultimately appears
upon the table, and It will put it In
much better condition for keeping.
It Is Important, however, that It be
dipped In a large body of boiling wa
ter. If only a small amount of water
Is used, the introduction of the meat
will lower the temperature to such
an extent that the wholo process be
comes worthless. With such meats as
veal or pork, which ire always, or
ought to be, thoroughly done, the pre
caution can be carried further and the
joints partially cooked before being
stored away. Care should be taken,
however, to see that the rebooking is
NOT A 8POONFUL OP ANYTHING
EDIBLE NEED BE WASTED. ,
Tasty and Nourishing Dishes Can Be
Prepared From 8craps of Meat
and Vegetables Hlnte for
When the making over old cola
meats into warm dishes la In question
consider the casserole. By its use
even the smallest scraps of meat, vege
tables, sauces and gravies can be
used up. Not a spoonful of anything
edible need go to waste.
When the Sunday Joint of roast beet
has been served hot and then cold,
make a delicious lunch or supper of
the remains If there is insufficient for
a dinner. In the bottom of the cas
serole put sliced potatoes, a carrot
and a couple of onions, small, chopped,
and, if on hand, a few mushrooms.
Over this pour the gravy from the
meat, or, if this has been thrown away,
add water seasoned with pepper and
salt. Put on the cover and bake in
a slow oven for an hour. Half an
Frying Pan 8hould Be Hot and Meat hour before sorvlng lay the cold meat
SECRET OF COOKING BACON
8hould Be loe Cold
Wheat Farmers Holding Firmly.
Portland The Merchants Exchange
was closed Tuesday on account of the
holiday. The country wheat markets
were also quiet
Grain farmers in the interior are
holding their wheat firmly in enucl
eation of higher prices. They have
followed this policy for the first two
months of the season and are well sat
isfied with the results. As most of
them are independent they are not
likely to upset values by a general
selling movement. As an indication
of the way supplies are being held
back In the country it is cited that on
the lines of the Spokane & miana rail
way there are now 1,366,676 bags of
wheat, against 940.000 bags at this
time last year.
Broomhall in his weekly internation
al review says:
"The general position of the market
is .about unchanged with the under
tone strong and an advancing tenden
cy- . . .
"The evidence is Becoming increas-
ingly plain that the world's supply of
wheat will be abundant lor the season
and the abnormally large receipts in
both the United States and Winnipeg
of spring wheat indicate that the per
iod of scarcity is about ending and re
cent large purchases, In a quiet way,
indicate that a good share of these
supplies will eventually reach the Uni
The urgent demand, which is be
coming pronounced, from Mediterran
ean., countries, and the extraordinary
strength in freights, may prevent any
Germans Execute Woman.
London The foreign office has been
notified by the American embassy that
Miss Edith Cavell, lately the head of
a larsre training school in Brussels,
who was arrested August 5 by the
German authorities in Brussels, was
executed October 13 after sentence of
death had been passed on her. It is
understood that the charge against
Miss Cavell was that she harbored
fugitive British and French soldiers
and Beleians of military age and had
assisted them to escape from Belgium
in order to join their colors.
President Favors Wool Tariff.
Washington. D. C President Wil
son is reported by members of con
ureas who have talked with him as fa
voring the placing of some duty on
wool not that he believes that wool
needs anv protection, but that he be
lieves a wool tariff will aid in wiping
out the deficit in the treasury. It
reiiorted that the President will rec
ommend a duty on wool when he asks
conirress to repeal the free sugar
pIsuRe of the Underwood act. How
mneh dutv the President will recom
mend is not yet determined.
German Shipping Hard Hit.
London British submarines have
now clearedTthe Baltic sea and the
Gulf of Bothnia entirely of German
merchant ships, says a dispatch to
the Star from Copenhagen. Every
German ship which was south-bound
from Sweden when the submarines
started their campaign has either been
sunk or run aground, it adds. Of 60
German ore -carriers, 87 are virtually
interned in Swedish ports, the corre
Big Loan Is Completed.
New York The contract covering
the flotation of the $500,000,000 Anglo
Freneh credit loan has been signed.
Lord Reading, chairman of the Anglo
French commission, siirned the docu
ment on behalf of Great Britain; Oc
tave Homberg and Ernest Mallett, the
French commission, siirned for France,
and J. P. Morgan signed on behalf of
the American syndicate of bankers.
Potato Crop Condition Lower.
The government's monthly crop re
port estimates a lower condition, as
compared with the 10-year average,
for potatoes in the Pacific coast.
For the entire united states, tne in
dicated yield for 1915, based upon
above averages for October, is 368,
151,000 bushels, compared with the
September 1 estimate ot 4U5,aua,uuu,
the final estimate on 1914 crop of 405,
921,000 and the five-year average of
Statistics as to potato crop condi
tions In the western states follow:
Cond'n Cond n 10-Yr.
Last summer instead of planting
our celery In single rows as hereto
fore, we planted double rows, says a
writer In an exchange. The ground
Is upland, and was In fairly good con
dition, a crop of early potatoes having
already been harvested. It was not
replowed, but was well harrowed and
The rows where the celery was to
be set were spaded, two spades wide.
The upper soil was thrown to one
side and well-rotted manure, supple
mented with complete fertilizer, was
used in the row. This was well raked
In with the pronged hoe, the soil that
was thrown out was returned and the
The plants were set by line, in
double rows six Inches apart and the
plants six Inches apart in the row.
The double rows were four feet apart.
The plants grew with unuBual vigor
and averaged larger than those set
in single rows, and better than any
we have ever grown under the single
row system. The advantage lies In
the saving ot labor In banking, and In
economy of space, as more plants can
be grown on the same land.
Frank L. Polk, corporation counsel
of New York City, has been appointed
counselor of the state department
He Is a graduate of Yale and of Co
lumbia law school and a veteran of
the Spanish-American war.
framed by Secretary Garrison after
more than a year's study with officers
of the general staff. With it the pres-
ident is in hearty accord, regarding it
as a conservative, well-balanced pro
While the details have not been re-
vealed a substantial increase in the
regular army, probably from 80,000 to
at least 120,000 men, and the creation
of a reserve of perhaps 400,000 men
through short-term enlistment service
of citizenB in military training, are
said to be parts of the plan.
To cook breakfast bacon so that it
will be dry, crisp and a delicate
brown first cut it thin and have it Ice
cold when put into the frying pan.
The pan should be hot, but not red
hot. There Is no better or easier way
with a gas stove than to cook It in
the oven. Lay the slices In a sheet
iron baking tin or spider, one slice
overlapping Vie other, so that each
strip of lean rests on a strip "ot tat
underneath. Bacon Is also Improved
if lirst dipped In sweet milk, then in
flour, and fried In a little hot grease.
It will be crisp, brown and sweet,
without a strong flavor, if a little mo
laBses Is put In the pan.
Champion Angora Buck.
the meat Is at present sold under the
name of Angora mutton, for prices
slightly higher than those paid for
cheap mutton. The meat of the An
gora is preferable to that of the com
mon goat. A venison-like flavor is
given to goat meat when the animals
hrnwRn imnn various wild shrubs.
MUST CULL PULLETS FREELY This gamy flavor, however, is not so
noticeable when the animals are fed
Peas and Carrots a La Creme.
Scrape and wash quite young car
rots, place In a pan ot cold salted wa
ter, bring to the boll, boll for five
minutes, and drain. Place two ounces
ot butter in a casserole with two
small sprigs of mint chopped, half an
onion parboiled and chopped fine, a
pinch of sugar and two tablespoontuls
of milk. Add shelled peas and car
rots, cover and cook gently for three-
quarters of an hour, stir up, add salt
and pepper, Send to table with pars
ley sauce poured over, using all the
moisture drained from the dish to
mingle with the sauce.
Fowls, to Be Profitable, Should Reach
Laying Maturity Before 8evere
Weather Sets In.
upon cultivated plants, very little
use is made of the milk ot goats in
this country, but analyses show it to
be of high nutritive value, and it can
be used In the manufacture of cheese.
The presence of Angoras or other
goats in bands of sheep Is said to be
a source of protection to the sheep,
3ince goats will defend themselves
and the entire herd against attacks of
dogs or coyotes.
Glass Cooking Utensils.
Glass cooking utensils are new. Al
ready glass stew pans have been used
and found practical, says the New
Haven Journal-Courier. These uten
sils are apparently not affected in any
way by Intense heat under them, or
by the contracting temperatures ot
the articles which they contain. Glass
Is superior to either enamel or alum
inum, being affected by none of the
acids or alkalis found or used In cook
ing. Glass will not crack as enam
eled ware does, and is therefore moro
The farmer who would increase the
profits ot his flock must cull his pul
lets vigorously. One reason why fowls
are unprofitable during the fall and
winter months is that too many runty,
weak and undeveloped pullets are win
tered. To be profitable, the pullets
should reach laying maturity before
settled cold weather begins. If they POISONS OF JOHNSON GRASS
are not luuy matured Deiore coin
on top ot the vegetables, replace the
cover, and continue the baking.
Cold roast ot lamb will prove a very
tasty dish cooked in a casserole with
green peas. The peas are boiled and
placed In layers in the casserole alter
nately' with slices of the lamb. The
liquor in which the peas were boiled
Is thickened and poured over, the cas
serole being set in the oven until the
meat has heated through. Served with
mashed potatoes, an appetizing meal
Is the result. When cold peas or other
vegetables are on hand a white sauce
can be poured over, or any gravy
that may be available. The liquor
from the peas Is not absolutely neces
sary, though It adds to the nutriment
of the dish.
A very delicate dish for a dainty
lunch or a meal for an invalid is a
combination of chicken and mush
rooms prepared In a casserole. The
mushrooms are fried in butter very
lightly, then a tablespoonful of flour
mixed with a scant cupful ot milk is
poured In and cooked until creamy.
The mushrooms and cold chicken are
packed into the casserole In alternate
layers and the creamy sauce poured
over until the contents are heated
A novel way of using up cold rice
is to cover the bottom of the casserole
with tt In quite a thick layer, and re
cook It with raw eggs. Make as many
depressions in the rice as there are
eggs to be cooked and drop one egg
(broken) into each space. Season with
salt and pepper and pop bits of butter
over rice and eggs.
A still mora unusual dish is made
from cold veal. About one cupful of
the meat diced is mixed with one
dozen almonds chopped and blanched,
salt and pepper to taste and a dash
ot paprika. This mixture is held to
gether with a beaten egg and formed
into small balls. These are laid in
a casserole and covered with stewed
tomatoes. The cover is put on and
the dish put Into the oven tor half
an hour or so.
Hints on Jam Making.
When making lam the bottom
Custard Corn Cake. .
Two eggs, one-third cupful of sugar,
the preserving pan should be greased one cupful sweet milk (to pour over
Nevada 91 89 93
Utah 70 76 87
Montana 90 96
For tne united states as a wnoie,
the condition on October 1 was 74.2,
on September 1, 82.7 and the 10-year
Plenty of Grapes on Street
Grapes of all kinds were abundant
during the past week, and sold well at
steady prices. Among the receipts
were good pack Tokays from Grants
Pass, which brought SI per crate.
A few small shipments of Southern
Oregon cantaloupes are arriving, stan
dards selling at 82 and nats at 8b
Onion prices have been advanced 10
cents on the street and will go higher.
There Is a limited shipping trade In
potatoes at steady prices.
Several cars of new-crop California
walnuts arrived in sacks and cartons.
Advance In Lard Prices.
A new provision list, Issued Monday
morning, gives advances, averaging a
cent In lard prices. The rise is ex
plained by the great strength of the
eastern market, where comparatively
light stocks and heavy speculation
have caused provision prices to soar.
Hop Market Is Quiet
The hop market was quiet There
was a report of a purchase in the Sa
lem district at t cents and a lot of 50
bales of poor hops at Reedvllle sold at
6 cents. No business was reported in
the California or Washington markets.
Wives for Heroes Sought.
London. The Rev. Ernest Hough
ton, a Bristol rector, has started an
appeal to patriotic women of the na
tion to give their lives to ameliorate
the condition of maimed heroes ot the
war by marrying them. He has launch
ed a "League for the Marrying of Bro
The rector contends that the ex
ample of France shows that unions
thus arranged promise a greater per
centage of happiness than is custo
mary from the methods in England,
because they are based on a high de
gree of unselfishness.
Villa Denies Confiscation Order.
El Paso. General Villa, in a tele
gram from Casas Grandes, denied that
he bad authorized confiscation of
American mining property in Chihua
hua, or elsewhere. He added that he
would not permit Americans or othar
foreigners in Mexico or their property
harmed. Villa officials in Juarez ex
plained that the recent decree threat
ening confiscation ot the American
Smelting & Refining properties and
others in Mexico had been issued by
Governor Fidel Avila, of Chihuahua,
and that the latter acted without au
thority from General Villa.
weather they will rarely lay until
iha pullet that begins to lay In the
fall may be depended on to be a good
all-year-'round layer, and if no profit
is realized from the flock during the
fall and winter months, It Is because
the fully-matured, laying pullets have
to support too many drones old heus
and Immature pullets.
All pullets that lag behind those of
the same age In growth, should be
marketed as soon as possible.
USEFUL HANDLES ON BARREL
Good Use for Old 8hovel-Handles, Cut
to Proper Length Covers Prevent
Breeding of Mosquitoes.
Use two old shovel-handles, cutting
them to proper length. Fasten these
on opposite sides, fastening each very
All Fodder Plants Related to Sor
ghum Must Be Used With Discre
tion as Feed for Stock.
(By G. H. GLOVER, Colorado Experi
Johnson grass Is closely related to
sorghum. Poisoning of cattle from
sorghum and kaflr corn Is well known.
After chemical analysis of many
plants Drunnich gave the following
advice: "All fodder plants related to
sorghum must be used with discretion
in either the green or dry state and
should not be given in large amounts
to animals which have fasted for some
time." The poison In these plants Is
hydrocyanic acid. Poisoning usually
occurs when the plants have made a
Btunted growth from drought and are
eaten In large quantities, when the
animals are very hungry.
Animals poUoned in this way usu
ally die within half an hour and some
times live only a few minutes. Hydro
cyanic acid is the most deadly of poi
sons and in large doses kills almost
instantly. Animals usually die sud
denly from paralysis of respiration
and before medical measures can be
thought of or prepared for use.
with best olive oil before putting in
the fruit, as It prevents the Jam from
burning. For every six pounds of
fruit add a lump of butter size of a
walnut when the Jam comes to a boil
after the sugar Is put on. Do not let
the Jam boll after sugar is added until
It has thoroughly melted or the jam
will go thin.
top), one cupful sour milk, 1 cuptuls
Indian meal, one-half cupful flour, one
teaspoontul soda, one teaspoonful salt.
Pour the mixture into your baking
pan containing two spoonfuls melted
butter, and pour Into the center of the
cake, without stirring, the cupful ot
sweet milk mentioned. Bake in pip
ing hot oven one-halt hour.
Scale, remove head and tall, wash
and fold In square of choesecloth, tie
each end; place In shallow pan, cover
with boiling water, to which is added
one tablespoonful ot salt, a large
onion cut small and a pinch ot red
pepper; boil 30 minutes; lift the fish
out on a platter; when drained re
move bone and skin (though this is a
matter of choice); pour over butter
sauce, sprinkle with parsley.
Deviled Ham Rolls.
Make light, rather rich pastry, roll
thin and cut into squares of about
four inches. Spread upon each
square a small quantity of deviled
ham, leaving about one-half Inch
around the edge uncovered. Mois
ten the edges with cold water and roll
each Bheet of ham and pastry com
pactly, pressing the ends together, and
BAR FOREIGN NURSERY STOCK
Watch Is Bullet Stop.
Roseburg, Or. Jamie W. Pickett, of
Glendale, while deer hunting in the
forest, was struck over the heart by a
bullet, his life being saved by his
watch, which was smashed. A hunt
ing license carried In the pocket was
torn to shreds. Mr. Flcmt nao. Deen
in the timber only a short time when
the Incident occurred. He believes he
was either mistaken for a deer and
fired at, or was struck by a bullet fired
from a distance. He saw no one.
Handy Barrel Handles.
securely with screws. This is a handy
way to move a barrel. If a top to
the barrel is desired, fasten a large
thread spool in the center with a
screw. Any barrel containing water
or other liquid should be kept cov
ered, as mosquitoes breed In water.
Embargo on Powder Enforced.
El Paso. Customs officials refused
to permit a shipment of powder to
cross the border Thursday. This was
the first indication that an embargo
on the exportation of arms and ammu
nition Is in effect It is understood
the shipment was stopped by order of
General J. J. Pershing, commanding
at Fort Bliss, co-operating with the
More British Gold Arrives.
Bangor, Me. Another shipment of
British gold from London to N
York, by way of Halifax, pasi
through here in a special armed bag
gage car attached to a regular train.
The value ot tne snipmeni was esti
mated at from 86,000,900 to 81,000,000.
Government Order Prohibits Importa
tion of Living or Growing Plants,
Seed and Products.
All nursery stock received in the
malls from abroad must be returned
to the point of origin Immediately,
according to a recent order. This ao
tlon was taken for the reason that
Importers have endeavored to with
hold the return of such shipments un-
KEEP SEEDS FROM RIPENING t)1 they couid communicate with the
department of agriculture with a view
Avoid All 8ources of Weed Introduc
tion, 8ueh as Weedy Barnyards,
Roadsides and Waste Places.
In fighting weeds it is not only Im
portant to avoid introducing ineir
seeds into the fields wltn seea grain,
but it is important as well to avoid
other sources of weed introduction
such as weedy barnyards, fence rows,
roadsides, ditches and waste places In
general. The weeds should be kept
well cut throughout the season as far
ot having an exception made in some
"Nursery stock," which Is prohibited
from entering this country by mall. In
cludes all growing or living plants,
seeds, and other plant products, for
propagation, except field, vegetable,
and flower seeds. It Includes also
bulbs, roots, and tubers, and, with the
exceptions noted, the seeds of ell
trees, shrubs, or other plants. The
only plantH r plant products excepted
from the prohibition are those ordered
as possible and thus prevented from by or intended for and addressed to
ripening seeds to be carried to the the "Office of Foreign Seed and Plant
fields by wind, water and animals. As Introduction, United States Depart-
ft nossible these olaces should be ment ot Agriculture, Washington, D
Instead of making tomato preserves
In the autumn some housekeepers
prefer to can the tomatoes then, and
use them In the winter to make pre
serves from time to time as wanted.
To one can ot tomatoes when using
thorn In this way add an equal weight
ot sugar, and one sliced lemon, and
cook until the lemon rind is transpan
Keeping Ham Moist.
Ham may be kept from getting hard
and dry on the outside thus: Take
some of the fat part and fry It out.
Let it get hard, then spread on the
cut end of the ham half an Inch thick.
This excludes air. Hang In a cool
place. Before Bllclng the ham scrape
oft this fat and spread it on after
ward as before.
Buy the green whole dried peas.
Soak over night. Parboil as one does
beans To one pint of dried peas put
three-quarters pound of fat pork into
bean pot. Add peas, one tablespoon
ful salt, one and one-half teaspoonfuls
dry mustard, one and one-half tea
spoonfuls sugar. Cover with boiling
water and bake.
Butter a long cake tin and line it
with cold mashed potatoes, smoothed
down with a spoon. Have it about an
inch thick, add a layer of chopped
beefBteak seasoned with salt and pep
per, few drops of onion Juice, moisten
mashed potatoes. Smooth down. Bake
in a hot oven halt an hour and turn
out on a platter. This is delicious
served with tomato sauce.
One cupful of sweet milk, one tea
spoonful of baking powder, one egg,
a little salt, flour enough for a batter
thicker than tor the average griddle
cake and two apples chopped fine
stlrrod into tho batter. Fry to a
delicate brown In hot lard. Serve
warm with sirup or whipped cream.
cleared and cleaned up and a good
clean grass sod established, weeo
seed-Infested manure Is another
source of weed introduction that
should be guarded against Such ma
nure should be well composted be
fore being applied to the fields in or
der that the weed seeds n It may be
Renew Strawberry Bed.
The old strawberry bed may be re
newed by mowing the foliage, raking
it oft or burning It quickly on the bed.
then boelng out or plowing all but k
strip about one foot wide, and letting
the new plants take the space.
One-halt peck green tomatoes,
sliced; sprinkle with one-half cupful
salt and let stand overnight. In the
morning drain and cook one and three
quarter bours, with one pint of vine
gar, three and one-halt pounds sugar,
one teaspoonful cloves, one teaspoon
ful cinnamon, one-half teaspoontul
ginger (ground spice). Seal while hoi
Red Currant Fool.
This Is a very dainty dessert If It Is
served very cold. Crush raw or stewed
currants through a sieve, to remove
skins and seeds. Mix them with
thick custard, and then add a little
gelatin, dissolve In bot milk. Chill
thoroughly and serve in glasses with
little whipped cream on top.
Peel the eggplant, cut a piece from
the top, take out the seeds, fill the
cavity with drosslng as for ducks, re
place the top piece and bake one
hour, basting with a spoonful of but
ter In a cupful of hot water, after
ward dredging with flour. Serve im
One-halt pound peanut brittle, one
pint thick cream. Put tho brittle
through the food chopper; whip the
cream, combine mixtures, pour Into a
mold, seal on the cover and bury in
equal parts ot Ice and salt for four
When Making Juicy Pies.
In making a Juicy pie try beating
an 6gg light and mixing In the sugar
required by the fruit. Add a little
flour, mix thoroughly, and then bake
as usual. In this way excess of juice
will bo In the pie and not in the bot
torn ot the oveu.
Left-Over Meat Reolpe.
Cut up the meat In small pieces,
add onions and cole', water to covnr
thorn, let boll until the onions 'cut
up) are done, then add diced potatoes
and the thickened gravy, and salt, it
needed. It makes a very eay and
cbant dish ot leftovers.