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About The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930 | View Entire Issue (April 21, 1916)
By James Graham
(Copyright, 1010, by W. O. Chapman.)
John Lancaster thought Helen
IVade was the moat beautiful girl
that he had ever en. It wai bli
First experience of the world of men;
lie bad only left Harvard two ?eun,
and here be wai dining with Jim
Wade of the Southwestern lntorstute
ind a score of other railroad mag
nates and financiers and their wives
"lie nice to lira, Helen," her fa
thor bad pleaded, and Helen obeyed
to the lotter, The truth was that she
felt herself attracted by the clean
looking, well-poised, alert young law
yer. And John sat almost silent through
the dinner; he felt like a criminal to
bave come thore and accepted Wade's
hospitality when be must toll hi in
what be bad to toll. He did not know
that Wade bad sized him up already.
Tbe test came after dinner. As If
by agreement, the othor mou foil to
talking among themselves, leaving
John and bis host together In one cor
ner of the dining room.
"I confess 1 was surprised when I
law you, Lancaster," Bald the mag
nate, clapping the young fellow on the
shoulder In the friendliest way. "Hut
I thought In fact, I realized at first
that you were the only man who could
handle our claim agulust the city suc
cessfully. "It would take a ye-r for
any man to master that mass of sta
tistics and figures that you bave at
your fingers' ends."
John Lancaster wai not Insensible
to tbe flattery, and Wade had Irtond
ed that be should not bo.
"Your father was our chief reliance
In this case," continued Wade. "Natu
rally, bis sudden death was a great
blow to us. But when we considered
that you bad been In his office two
Wj8 8t Studying Him.
years, and knew the case from A to
"Mr. Wade, I can't take your caso,'
said John abruptly.
Wade sat Btudylng him. "Why not?'
he demanded presently,
"It Isn't right. And I am only going
tc take cuhos that 1 bcliovo In," an
"You mean we can't get those thou
sand acres from the city?"
"I aiean that morally you have no
right to them."
"My dear fellow! A city, please
remember They will be worth mil
lions to ua as freight terminals, while
now they are nothing but a public
John looked the other squarely In
"I don't know whether you can win
on a technicality," he answered, "but
you have no right to that land. You
would deprive the children of the poor
of their only open-air space within a
radius of a mile. No, I can't take the
"I suppose," said Wade thoughtfully
"that we can find another man and
begin over again, with two years' do
lay. But what corporation do you
think Is going to employ you with
such a record? Do you prefer ruin
to a tee which you can make your
own? Fifty thousand a hundred
"Frankly, 1 do."
"And you are willing to asperse
your father's reputation?"
"His affairs wore his own, as mine
"John, you're a fool," said Wade,
"Think it over," be added, rising, and
clapping John paternally on the back
The railroad dearly wanted that
piece of land.' It could not get It at
any price. The public clamor against
It frightened the town council Into
refusing to negotiate. And without
it as a terminal the railroad would
have to tunnel under half a mile of
mountain to bring its goods Into tbe
John wui the only man who knew
tbe facts from end to end. A precious
year, or two, even, would be required
to train another lawyer up to the
point of knowledge that John had ac
quired from his dead father, snatched
away when the case had at lust been
prepared. Wade was keenly disap
pointed at John's obstlnucy.
He set to work to wear blm down
with insidious meanB. Saying no
more about the matter, be employed
him on one or two minor cases.
Meanwhile he made a close friend of
the young man. John was constantly
at Wade's house, and from each visit
be went away with a deeper impres
sion of Helen.
An only daughter, reared In an at
mosphere of wealth, her father bad
dented ber nothing. John knew the
folly of his aspirations. But be felt
that wade would not bave invited htm
to his nonse onlem he regarded blm
M bit equal.
The day came when love could n
lunger be denied. John told llelci
Unit he cured for hrr, and asked bm
whether shu wai. willing to wait until
ho hud acquired fume and fortune
To hU surprise, the girl, who hud
heard him silently, with downeusi
eyes, s.iddun! hurst Into tears.
I am nof worthy to listen to such
words from you," the sobbed,
It Is I who am not worthy" John
Hlio turned on him with flamliiR
cheeks. "Listen and I will explain to
you," she began, "Father was very
eager to have you take chargo of a
certain cobb for him. What It was
1 don't know, but I do know that you
are the only man ho thinks can handle
It. Father told mo you were puritan
ical, that you had not seen much of
the world, and had not understood the
art of compromise. He thought that
after two or three months of mixing
Ith our class of peoplo your preju
dices would disappear. He asked me
to be nice to you."
"And so It was all pretense," said
No," cried the girl. "Aftor I had
begun to play the part be assigned
me I I grew to cure for you. Then
It was real. I love you, John, ana-
end I don't cure anything about fa
ther's old case."
Then I shall go and speak to him,
But, to bis surprise the railroad
magnate was at the door. He had
seen his daughter In John's arms, and
cume forward, his face red with an
gor. "So this Is how you abuse my confi
dence," he began; but the look on
John's face checked blm.
I love your daughter, sir," ho an
swered, "and 1 have every reason J
believe that she cares for me. The
fact of your admitting me to your
house gives me the right to hope to
make her my wife."
Your wife!" cried Wade contemp
tuously. "Why, tbe girl was simply
being kind to you. I told her to, if
you want to know, In the hope that
you would stop holding up our opera
tions with your lnfornal plgheaded
ness." Stop, father!" cried Helen furi
ously. "Do you think 1 would go that
far, to lot a mau kiss me Just for tbe
sake of your old railroad? 1 know
John loves me, aiid I don't care wheth
er he handles your case or not."
"If you marry him," her father
shouted, "I shall call you no daughter
of mine. Not even If he takeB the
case TakeB It! I don't want to see
your face again, sir!" he shoutod to
Helen placed her hand on John's
arm. "If you go, I shall go with you
dear," she said.
For a moment Wade struggled with
his emotions. Then, suddenly, bis
"John," he said, holding out his
hand, "forgive ma. I guess I didn't
mean all that. Take her. And you II
take the case?"
"No. sir," Bald John. "I have looked
further Into It, and It la Infamous
I am going to oppose It to the utmost
of my power."
"Then," nald Wado quietly, "we'll
have a battle royal over thut. A battlo
royal In the family."
Hearing but Not Listening.
In the course of a visit to Nagpur,
the capital of the central provinces,
writes Mr. Stanley Coxen In his In
dlan reminiscences, 1 heard of an
amusing ending to a civil case, it
was an appeal case, and one one side
was a Mr. Stanyon, an English bar
rister, and on the other, a number ot
native pleaders. The arguments on
both sklos had been heard, and the
case closed for Judgment. Suddenly
one of the pleaders goi up and ad
dressed the court once more. Mr,
Stanyon suffered it for some time, hut
losing patience, be also stood up, and
addroBBlng the court, said: "Your
Honor, I would beg with all roapoct to
point out to the court that my learned
friend opposite Is entirely out of order
In addressing the court, and If 1 may
be permitted to say so, the court has
no right to be listening to htm." The
court, who at that time was writing,
put his head over the desk, and said:
"Mr. Stanyon, it's a great piece of lui
portlnenee on your part to assume that
the cour'. is listening; to him."
Noon Hour Firmly Established.
The noon hour surely Is a firmly es
tablished institution in downtown New
York, it was not established merely
for luncheon, but for numorous other
recreations equally as important.
Food Is not everything. In Battery
place the young' men who work In
the big buildings In that vicinity have
organised a baseball club. And It is
a real baseball game, too. There is
this difference, a tennis ball Is sub
stituted for the regular horsohlde. And
no wonder. For the bat uand is not a
stout hickory club it Is the human
tint. Nevertheless, the game Is base
ball, with pitcher, catcher, baBemen
and fielders. Every day, except In
rain, It has been the custom to assem
ble at this Bpot shortly after the noon
hour and start a game. Large crowds
turn out to watch and applaud their
favorite players sometimes larger
and usually far more enthusiastic
crowds than thoso who pay admission
to see the Giants perform.
Quits a Good Joke.
"What's the matter, Raggors?" said
Smith to the man who was kicking
"Matter!" echoed Raggers. "Oh!
only a little Joke 1 played just a
"What was It?"
"Well, you know Jones? I lent him
Ave dollars about a year ago, and I
simply couldn't get him to pay It back.
Then last week I heard he bad a debt
collecting agency, so I thought it
would be a good Joke to write asking
him to collect the money ho owes toe."
"Now I've just had a letter from blm
to say that the five dollars he owes
me has been collected, and his fee is
When a bride discovers that what
she married likes corned beet and cab
bage better than angel food, another
boatymooo bubble has exploded.
DALMATIA bolongs to Austria,
but Austrian no, that It Is
not, after a hundred years of
possession. Its native lan
guage Is Serb, with much Italian also
spoken on the coast, but Gorman one
scarcely hears at all, except In tbe
shops frequented by Austrian visitors.
Its people ere simple and Ignorant,
very tenacious to old ways, customs
and costumes, and not easily to be
converted into a commercial and mod
It was in search, first of all, ot
warmth and sunshine that we north
erners set out for Kagusa, the most
southerly of Dalmatian ports, writes
V. Clutterbuck in Country Life.
Tho coming of the steamer seemed
to be the great event of tho day, or
possibly of several days. If one can
Judge by the eager, Jabbering crowds
flocking to the quayside to glean all
possible news of the world outsldo
their Island home, and to comment on
the strange travelers leaning over the
steamer's rail. As evening fell the
Betting sun turned the bare, brown
hills and distant high range of moun
tains Into peaks of coral and garnet,
and kept us late on deck wondering
as to the unknown Inland country, Its
fine, hardy people and how they lived
apparently on etones, nothing being
visible but rock and stone, no green
valleys, no wooden hlllB, only small,
gray trees, shrubs, and again stones.
Ragusa Enchanting and Unspoiled.
Early morning found us anchored
at Gravosa, the excellent protected
harbor at Ragusa, about a mile away,
and here, unfortunately, In a dismal
downpour of rain we first mode ac
quaintance with the natives of the
near East, the porters and cab driv
ers In their partly eastern dress of
baggy blue knlckorbockers, embroid
ered white stockings, embroidered
coat and waistcoat and scarlet fez.
Ragusa 1b enchanting, unspoilt by Its
overflowing garrison, or even by Its
fashionable Austrian visitors. It
BecniB part of the groat rocky hills
themselves, so cunningly Is it built
up ledge upon ledgo of the selfsame
stone. The town covers as well a
tiny peninsula at the foot of the bills,
like a landslide of stone, kept In Its
place and guarded from the sea by
massive encircling walls. The walls
creep on upward up the mountain side,
and clasp the little town firmly, so
firmly that she withstood many a
siege and sheltered many a trembling
refugee; Bhe even defied proud Ven
Ragusans have the pride of a na
tion, a tiny one certainly, but of an
cient lineage. It is claimed that
Ragusa was a republic from A. D. 6611,
and lasted so with Intervals of vary
ing length, during which the territory
was under the protection of Hungary,
Constantinople, Venice and France, to
1814, when Austria finally took pos
session. Thanks to the courtesy of the com
mandor of the gerrlBon, we, with oth
er visitors, walked round the top of
the great walls, so wide that they con
tain prisons, stores, barracks a world
of activity, hidden from the vlow of
all except seagulls and friendly swal
lows, maybe, who can peer into the
loopholes. From the walls one gets
the best Idea of the crowded town, Its
carefully protected gateways (now
Leveling the Ranks.
A maid in one of the first families of
our city was married Borne time ago
to a thrifty young chap who has been
making hay In sunny weather and
gathering in a good collection of
shekels with the aid of his practical
wife. She has reached a point where
she has time for a bit of outside work
In the aid society and belongs to a
sewing club, etc. She accepted an in
vitation to a church party one day.
and met a woman who was a friend
of the family in which she hud served
a good many years. "How do you
do, Laura?" the older woman said to
her friend's former maid, In the friend
liest tone possible. "How do you do
eh Kate," the other replied, Just like
that. Bertha Hempstead, In the To
How plants absorb nitrogen from
the toll is utterly unknown. No ani
mal must get the large quantities of
nitrogen that are necessary to it by
using plants for food. When the ani
mal or the plant dies the constituents
r Us body are returned to tb earth
Ln2a $H' ii
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without portcullis or drawbridge), Its
broad, paved, central street forming
a valley through the town, and from
It Innumerable lanes becoming stair
ways climbing to the brow of tbe
cliffs on one hand and to the moun
tainside on the other, but all within
the great walls. Many buildings stand
out prominently, churches, palaces,
monasteries, but the general impres
sion Is of a crowd of old, Irregular,
Early Morning In the Market.
Now let us go and walk in the town
early In the morning. One must be
an early bird to catch the worm here,
for everyone is astir with the sun.
and business is most brisk In the mar
ket before 8 a. m.; by 9 a. m. all is
over. Some of the country people
come many hours' tramp over the
mountains to Ragusa market from
llorzegovlna. and occasionally from
Montenegro'. They start in the night
and arrive with the dawn these stal
wart, handsome men and women, not
white and tired, footsore and weary,
but strong, gay and ready for many
hours yet of Btrunuous activity. They
have carried heavy loads of farm prod
uce on their heads In big round
baskets, walking over sharp, loose
stones, or havo driven laden ponies.
Now all their goods must be sold and
good bargains made, and then the
baskets must once more be filled with
town goods needed at the distant
farm, and by ten o'clock work, gos
Blp, refreshment must be over and
the homeward climb begun.
What manner of men and women
are they who work so hard and look
so hardy? They are tall, muscular,
brown, very Jovial with each others
but shy of strangers, and shyer still of
It Is a crowd full of color, blue and
red predominating, but all wearing
his or her national dress, so that thoBe
who understand know at a glance
what district each cornea from.
Trau Is Still Medieval.
Of the many fascinating old towns
on the coast and islands of Dalmatia
perhaps the most Interesting Is Trau,
near Spalato. It Is scarcely changed
at all since medieval times, and though
it Is full of subjects for brush and
camera, but fow travelers dare test
Its accommodation and, therefore,
never come to know It. It was only
by a lucky chance that we found a
new and clean house outside the walls
where we could picnic with enjoy
ment. Trau has no street wider than
twelve or fourteen feet. All its build
ings are of massive stone, all the
lower windows barred, its piazza
paved with great flags. Its cathedral
porch one of the richest In carved
stonework In the world. The ca
thedral was built In the early thir
teenth century, the glorious west door
being dated 1240, and is Indeed the
pride of all Dalmatia. It is also signed
with a Slav name "Reduanus," or
"Radovan" In native speech. At Trau
the people were smaller and darker
than at Ragusa. dressed In brown
homespun, and the men wore the
queerest little red caps on the side ot
the head. One cannot Imagine any
headdress less useful or ornamental,
and only great antiquity can explain
its use. Towards the open sea Trau
was guarded in olden days by a cas
tle, now in ruins.
where the bacteria of putrefaction
break up the elaborate organic chemi
cal compounds upon which the plants
again can feed.
Long on Caution.
A Wall street man was speaking of
the cautiousness of a certain opera
tor. "No wonder," he said, "that man
Is so successful. He is tbe most care
ful, the most suspicious fellow I ever
encountered. He reminds me of an
old farmer 1 used to know. It was
said of this farmer that whenever he
bought a new herd of sheep he exam
ined each animal closely to make sure
it had no cotton on it" Exchange.
To be always wishing fr something
we cannot get is the worst possible
way to spend time. All of us bave
blessings which are enough to make
us happy it only we are so wise as to
enjo- them instead of fretting for
something more. Take the pleasures
of today with a grateful heart, and
never waste time in hoping you will
have something better tomorrow.
BUYING STEERS FOR FEEDING
Ten Distinct Points Which .Go to
Make Up Profitable Animal
Should Have a Solid Body.
(My W. D. NIC ALL, Colnrsrto.)
If I were going to purchase a num
ber of Bteers for feeding I would be
pleased to have the following points
manifested in each:
1. Ills eyes would be bright, clear
and full, Indicating vitality and vigor,
2. Ills forehead would be full be
tween the eyes and fairly high, mani
festing good sense,
3. H!b mouth would be large and
his jaws muscular and strong, equip
ping him with good food-grinding
4. Ills bead would be small and
short not fleshy, thus Indicating a
short, thick body,
5. His nock would be short, thick
and set firmly to his shoulders. Thla
would moan a solid body.
6. His shoulders would be heavy
and well covered with flesh, giving
smoothness of form to forequarters.
7. Ills forelegs would be strong,
straight and set wide apart. Tbe
chest would bo wldo, deop and thick
through the heart, giving plenty of
8. flls girth would be large and full
Just behind the withers, showing
9. Ills back would be short for
early maturing, straight to give good
support and broad to give room for
10. Ills ribs would be arched and
well sprung for room for digestive
organs. His hips would be wide and
thick, the rump long and wide, and
the thighs heavy. This would moan
MACHINE TO CULTIVATE CORN
Long Surface Blade Can Be Inclined
by Operator While Plow Is Mov
ing Across Field.
One of the leading manufacturers ot
cultivators has been assigned the pat
ent rights to the cultivator shown
here. The Illinois college of agricul
ture led the way in showing the farm
ing business that shallow cultivation
was the proper method for corn, advo-
Adjustable Surface Shovel,
eating this principle years ago, and the
surface cultivators have been gaining
rapidly In favor Bince. By means of
the lever the long surface blade can
be Inclined while the plow Is moving
across the field. Thus the operator is
enabled to adjust his shovels for hills
and low spots as he plows along over
the field. Farming Business.
PACKING OF FARM PRODUCTS
Quality Is Not the Only Thing in Sell
ing at High Prices Make All
While quality Is an essential require
ment In the marketing of any farm
and fruit product, It is by no means
the only factor in selling at the high
First of all, the packages used
should be new and clean. The neater
the package, the better the fruit will
appear. While the products packed
should be of uniform Blze and color
throughout the package, the top layer
should be arranged so as to attract
the eye of the buyer. Further, the
package should In every Instance be
well filled. The buyer Is very quick
to notice shortness In measure, or
any deficiency in a well topped or
rounded finish. In small fruit, such
as the strawberry, particular attention
should be given to have every berry in
perfect condition, with the calyx or
hull attached. The individual fruits
should not be arranged in layers in
tbe box, nor should the top be ar
ranged to show a uniform red color,
but rather, the calyx should show In
with the red. For the best effect, and
for particular markets where the grow
er has steady customers, the berries
should be graded into two sizes. This
is to give uniformity to the fruit, and
Will make the package more attractive.
OBTAINING EGGS IN WINTER
One Must Have Comfortable House
for Layers Furnish Supply of
Clean Drinking Water.
"To secure eggs In winter one must
first bave a comfortable house for the
layers," writes a Pittville (Mo.) poul
try raiser to the Missouri Rurallst.
"The house must be free from damp
ness and drafts. Then there must be
an abundance of clean drinking water
kept free from freezing.
"For the morning feed we give
Bmall grain, wheat or kaflr, or mixed
grains, one pint for every ten hens,
scattered In straw or any clean litter.
"For the midday meal, clover or
alfalfa hay chopped in short lengths
is given. To prepare this hay I use
a large wooden bucket with a lid and
pour boiling water or skim milk over
It I cover It close until ready to feed
and then mix In enough dry maah to
make a crumbly mass. I mix well to
gether and feed in a wooden trough.
In the evening we feed corn on the
cob cut up in short lengths.
"Sand and oyster shells are kept
before our hens at all times. When
the weather is fine and the hens can
find green food we omit the clover
or alfalfa, and feed a mash moistened
with milk and water. We get plenty
of eggs through the winter. We have
the S. C. Rhode Island Reds."
The Pigeon House.
Tbe essentials of a pigeon house are
fresh air, dryness and good drainage,
sunlight and space enough for the
comfort of the pigeons. A souther
or southeastern exposure U best.
ROOT CUTTER IS HANDY
Good Use Made of Piece of an Old
Crosscut Saw Blade.
Large Roots, Such as Rutabagas, Man
gels and Turnips, Can Be Held
With One Hand, While Knife
Is Worked With Other.
The best root cutter I ever had bold
of or ever saw was one that was built
by a German boy I had working for
me, writes R. E. Dlmtch in the
Farmer. We considered him none too
reliable In general, but when It came to
contriving bandy things about the
place be was a marvel of ingenuity
and, strange to say, be did most of
his work on these contrivances after
work hours or at noon.
This root cutter consisted of two
upright ploccs, A and B (Boe Illustra
tion), the upright A in this case be-
Homemade Root Cutter.
Ing the studding in my dairy barn; a
diagonal piece, C, having a slit, G, in
It for a knife guide; a cutting table,
D, with a spout attached for the cut
roots to fall on; a cutting blade, E,
passing through the guide silt In C
and plvotally attached to the up
I made my first one with an old hand
saw, thinking the thinner the blade
the better It would cut, but later when
this got broke I put In a piece of an
old crosscut saw, and found that this
thick blade was much more satisfac
tory. Such large roots as rutabagaB, man
gels or turnips, can be held with one
band while the knife is worked with
the other, and it is really surprising
how rapidly the work can be done.
We cut roots for over twenty cows all
of one winter and were perfectly sat
isfied with our rig, although we had
tried out several of the factory rigs
STRAPS FOR HORSE BLANKET
Unique Arrangement Shown In Illus
tration Prevents Cover From Slip
ping From the Animal.
The front staps of this blanket cross
over the breast of the horse, pass be
tween the fore legs, and buckle under-
neath. It Is claimed that this unique
arrangement of the straps prevents tbe
blanket from slipping and insures a
snug and comfortable fit.
MANURE NEEDED FOR GARDEN
On Average Farm Alert Gardener Will
Usually Find Sufficient Quan
tity Near at Hand.
Where there Is a scarcity of stable
manure it may be well to purchase a
few loads for the garden. However,
on the average farm the alert gardener
will usually find a sufficient quantity
of animal manures near at hand. If
a cow, pigB and poultry are kept, the
cow stall, the pigpens and the poul
try houses should be cleaned out at
regular intervals and the contents
spread over the garden soil and worked
in. In addition to adding plant food,
the heavy application of such animal
manures enlivens the soil bo as to ad
mit more air and thus Induce greater
bacterial action; it also increases tbe
moiBture-holdlng capacity by render
ing the soil more friable and sponge
like. ,Most garden soils will be benefited
also by an application of lime at the
rate of three our four tons per acre
every few years. The judicious use
ot lime corrects acidity, renders com
pact soils more friable and makes
loose, sandy soils more compact
MOLD DANGEROUS TO HORSES
"Stomach Staggers" In Horses Traced
to Soft Corn Moldy Feed Should
Be Carefully Avoided.
Moldy feed seems to be especially
dangerous for horses.
Be careful to know what kind of
corn and corn stalks the horses are
getting where there is so much soft
corn, with mold almost sure to be
In some sections "stomach staggers"
in horses is causing a good deal of
trouble, and it is traced to feeding
8heep Are Dainty Eater.
Sheep are very dainty. Keep the
teed troughs cleas.
CONFECTIONS THAT ARE LIGHT
Excellent for the Breakfast or Lunch
eon Tsble 8weet Frenoh Bunt
Or e of the Best Good Recipe
for Dinner Rolls.
Sweet French Buns. One cake
yeast, one cupful milk, scalded and
cooled, one-quarter cupful lukewarm
water, one tablospoonful sugar, four
cupfuli elfted flour, onequartor cup
ful sugar, throe tablespoonfuls butter,
one egg, one-half teaspoonful lemon
extract, one teaBpoonful salt.
Dissolve yeast and one tablespoon
ful sugar In tbe lukewarm liquid. Add
enough flour to make an ordinary
sponge about one and one-half cup
fuls. Beat until perfectly smooth.
Cover and Bet aside In a warm place
to rise for fifty minutes, or until light.
Add sugar and butter creamed, egg
beaten, lemon extract and about two
and one-half cupfuls of flour, or enough
to make a moderately soft dough, and
the Bait with the last of the flour.
Knead until smooth and elastic. Place
In greased bowl, cover and Bet aside
in a warm place to rise until double
In bulk about one hour. Turn out on
board and shape as clover-leaf rolls,
or any fancy twist. Let rise until
light, about one hour. Bake In hot
oven fifteen minutes.
Oatmeal Muffins. One cake yeast,
one-quarter cupful lukewarm water,
three tablespoonfuls sugar, two table
spoonfuls butter, one cupful bot milk,
one cupful rolled oats, one-half cupful
whole wheat flour, on.i-half cupful
Bitted white flour, one teaspoonful
Boll oats and butter in milk one
minute. Let stand until lukewarm.
Dissolve yeast and sugar in lukewarm
water, and combine the two mixtures.
Add flour and salt, and beat well. The
batter should be thick enough to drop
heavily from-the spoon. Cover and
let rise until light, about one hour, In
a moderately warm place. Fill w
greased muffin pans two-thirds full.
Let rise about forty minutes, bake
twenty-five minutes in a moderately
Dinner Rolls. One cake yeast, one
cupful milk, scalded and cooled, one
tablespoonful sugar, three cupfulB
sifted flour, white of one egg, two
tablespoonfuls lard or butter, melted,
one-half teaspoonful salt.
Dissolve yeast and sugar In luke
warm milk. Add one and one-halt
cupfuls flour and beat until smooth,
then add white of egg, well beaten,
lard or butter, remainder of flour, or
enough to make a moderately firm
dough, and the salt. Knead lightly,
using as little flour in kneading as
possible. Place In well-greased bowl.
Cover and set to rise in a warm place,
free from draft, until double In bulk
about two hours. Mold Into rolls the
size of walnuts. Place In well-greased
pans, protect from draft, and let rise
one-half hour, or until light. Glaze
with white of egg, diluted with water.
Bake ten minutes In a hot oven.
English Bath Buns. Two cakes
yeast, one-half cupful milk, scalded
and cooled, one tablespoonful sugar,
one-half cupful butter, melted, four
eggs,' four cupfuls sifted flour, one
half teaspoonful salt, five tablespoon
fuls sugar, one cupful almonds,
Dissolve yeast and one tablespoon
ful sugar In lukewarm milk. Add but
ter, eggs unbeaten, flour gradually,
and the salt, beating thoroughly. This
mixture should be thick, but not stilt
enough to handle. Cover and let rise
In warm place one and one-half hours.
or until light. Sprinkle balance of
sugar and almonds over top, mix very
lightly and drop into well-greased muf
fin pans. Cover and let rise until
light, which should be in about one
half hour. Bake fifteen to twenty min
utes in a moderately hot oven. These
buns should be rough In appearance.
Pork and Bean Soup.
Put two cupfuls of beans with the
pork in an agate saucepan and cover
them with two cupfuls of cold water.
Bring to a boil and cook until soft.
Mash through a strainer and add one
cupful of milk, two tablespoonfuls of
butter, two teaspoon fuls of salt, eighth (
teaspoonful of white pepper. Heat
again, but do not boil, and serve very
hot. Tablespoonfuls and teaspoonfuls
are to be level, not rounding.
Add to one quart of boiling water
two dessert spoonfuls of cornstarch
dissolved in half cupful of cold water,
add halt cupful sugar (or more If pre
ferred sweet), level teaspoonful of salt,
butter size ot a walnut, two table
spoonfuls vinegar or Juice of one
lemon. Add one pound seeded raisins.
Let set while you are mixing your
crusts. This makes two good-sized
Icing That Will Keep Soft.
Add a pinch of baking powder to the
whites of the eggs that you are go
I g to use in your white frosting for
cakes. Do this before beating them.
Then pour the boiling, hot sirup over
the beaten whites in the usual way
and your Icing will not get hard.
Sauce for Cutsets and Croquettes.
Two and a half tablespoonfuls of
butter, one-fourth cupful cornstarch or
one-half cupful of flour, one cupful
milk, one-fourth teaspoonful salt, few
grains of pepper.
Make a rich pie crust, roll out thin,
cut In squares or rounds, put about
ten cranberries, two teaspoonfuls
sugar and a small piece of butter on
each, then turn half over and press
edges together, or gather all at top and
press together. These are deliciousiy
To Deodorize Pans.
After cooking onions, cabbage or
fish, try this plan: Wash and dry, the
pan, then place a piece of thick, brown
paper on the stove, set fire to it and
turn the saucepan over the blaze. Af
ter a few minutes remove it and the
dor wiU not be noticed.