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Je thing, a sunny smur,
i,.itr wiirJ at morn. C
Cu day lonj? the sun shone bright,
l X A. V -vvf K1T1
t ana vegetables are absolutely
al to good health ana snouia not
be .considered an
" does not r mean
buying them but
of j season, how
evet, f or there are
always '- fruits to
be; had in v the
markets' that ; are
price and are nutritious.
pk Lobster saiad-Aiix two cup
U cold linked .cooked, haddock
Vwo cupfuls of celery, add two
noonfuls of finely chopped pimen-
... - In " J
W1UI ttiif xmiJiittt iiA vi
ihlpxnooniuis Ol leinoujuite uuu
i hnlf an hour.
l.-nnisp and serve at once. Gar
Vilh lemon slices . decorated with
!ki).' " '., : , .. V - -
York -: Salad. Arrange four
of pineapple' on lettuce leaves.
nd mix with one-half
1 of nut meats. Pile in the cen
- the pineapple and garnish with
jpc-tions freed from its, membrane,
syimnetrically on the . pineapple,
dressing- is passed separately. . -rshmallow
Salad. Cut two
;es in halves, remove; the pulp
ully leaving the cups. Cut a slice
jneapple and eight' marshmallows"
s chop one-fourth cupful of nuts,
nnd seed one-half cupful of white
1 11. 1. rwr n rr n nnln n 111
PS, IUlX Will lUC WUlilfeC jjui uu
le dressing. Fill the cups, cover
dressing and cross with twe
; of canned pimento. Place a half
on the center of the salad and
of chopped parsley petween me
is of pimento.
at Frtrit Salad. Take one cupful
looked peas, one cupful; of celery,
iin cube.s, one cupful of walnut
s and one 'cupful of shredded
o-e. Serve with mayonnaise dress-
icken Salad. Cut chicken Into
using two cupfuls, add one cupful
fiery, one cupful of mceci cucum-
and two tablespoonfuls of capers.
Ion with salt and pepper and mix
a boiled or mayonnaise dressing
hich an equal quantity of whipped
1 has been added. Serve on let-!
A HEN drcunins Vmgs. t odds with IW&
y paced time,
v.; - Would strike that banner, down,
A nobler knight than ever writ or rhyme
' With lame's bright wreath (fid crown.
Through armed hosts bore k till it floated high
Beyond the clouds, a light that can not diel
.:-Ah, hero of. our. younger racel
- Great builder of a. temple newl
r Ruler, who sought o lordly' placet
,1 Warrior, vho sheathed the sword ht drtwt
, . Lover of men, who saw afar -.'"
' A world unmarred' by want or war,
Who knew the path and yet forbore ' ;
. To tread it, till all should implore; .
Who saw the light, and led the wsyO 1
' ' Where, the gray world might greet the dayj . ;
: ; Father and Wader, prophet sure, - ' ,
"i Whose will in vast works shall endure. '
How shall we praise him on this day of days.
Great son of fame who has no need of praise?
How shall we praise him? Open wide the'doors :
i Of the fair' temple whose broad base he laid. -.j
j Through- its white halls a shadowy cavalcade "
Of. heroes moves o er unresounding floors
Men whose brawned arms upraised the columns high
And reared the towers that vanish in the sky
The strong who, having wrought, can never die' '
ONLY HIS RIGHT"
r.,3a Tunful Washington Upheld Action
of Man Who Would
Not Make Way. .
endship suj plies the . pl f v--
thing to tlose who know how to
ce the ri?ht use of It; it makes
r prosperity more happy and it
kes your aJversity more easy.-
latin is an easily digested food
one especially good for desserts
after a hearty
Wash one pound
of prunes, soak In
cold water" oyer
night and cook un
til tender ; cut each
pruneInto three or
pieces (discarding the stones).
ire should -be about five cupfuls of
prunes and liquid. Dissolve one
tKe or geiatin softened In one cup
of cold water in the . hot prune
l: add OriP ninfiil nf en era y onrt nrio.
cupful of orange marmalade or
Juice of one lemon ; stir until It
ns to thicken, then turn into a
ii. Set aside , in. a cool place.
enunmolded serve with sugar and
km or a boiled mstnrrt.
ate CArnmeal Pudding Scald one
or milk and Dour ' over one-half
Jul of cornmeal, add one : table
ful of butter, a cupful of sugar.
a teasnonnfiil nf t nnomnn an1
v a aa m-a aa. a.a.a v a m
e-fourths of a cupful of dates cut-
lleces. Lastlv ndd twn wpll-hpntpn
1 and bake in a buttered baking
until the consistency of ordinary
arl. Serve with a hard sauce. "
iasserole of Rice and Veal.-rLine a
1 s"?htly greased with . steamed
Fill the center with two cup
of cold cooked. chonned veaLf sea-
pi with salt, pepper, celery salt,
onion and lemon iuice. Add
Kourih of n rtmfnl nf rrflfker
bhs, one eeir slisrhtlv beaten" and
pigh lu t stock or wntpr tn mnlsfpn.
tT tllP moot TtrtfK Ari nnira tha
iivul IHU ltK.TTt LUIC1
witb a buttered paper to keep
moisture, and steam 45 mln
Serve on a platter surrounded
tomato sauce. . : ' "
omato Sauce.Melt two table-
kmfuls of butter,-add two table
hnfuls of flour, and when weH-
P'led and 'ooA
strained tomato which has been!
ked with a slice of onion for fla?vor"
lk nil together, add one-half tea
onftd of salt, and one-eighth of a'
fPonful of pepper.
ream Of Hpl.r With AlmnnrfA
1 ' J ... .....w.. -
tender, then drain. Add a'ta-
fpoonful of corn starch mixed with
"Pful of cream and one cupful of
nd meats blanched nnd choDPed.
""Vfti IjCaOUU V X a-i- Jie,
Paprika. : - : xl -y-''
each Custard.Arrange alternate
ps of cake and sections of canned
cries in a dish and cover with a
ei custard. Bananas, sweet or-
ps or preserves of various kind?
y be used In place of the peaches.
Tpv ESPITE President Washington's
D dignity, he was ever deraocrat
" Tj: ic. He was also Just. Both
qualities are illustrated by a story of
him told by Rev. Dr. Alfred Ely, a
Massachusetts clergyman, who died in
1866. ? Doctor Ely told the story in a
Fourth of July address delivered some
years vbeiore nis aeatn, ana , it was
taken down and published in practical
ly his exact words. The tale exempli
fies Washington's magnanimity, as well
as the almost idolatrous reverence felt
for him in his own day. :
:. "When a boy,' said Doctor Ely, "I
resided In West Springfield, Mass., and
worked on a farm." In the autumn of
the year 1789 I was engaged, with my
employer In gathering a load of corn
stalks from a field not far distant
from the Connecticut river. ; My em
ployer had driven the loaded team from
the lot and left me, as usual, to put
up the bars. While jtlius occupied I
noticed the approach , of four,, fine
horses and a large vehicle. , There was
no driver upon the carriage, but
astride the nigh horse of each span
was a youngs-mulatto p stllIon There
were also two outride? and a foot
man. The vehicle, in Vhich was seat
ed a gentleman whose striking per
sonal appearance impressed me, was
called in those days a chariot. I saw
the outriders gallop up in advance of
the chariot and hold a parley 'with
my employer, who occupied the entire
road with his loaded cart. I perceived
that my employer yielded none of his
right to the road, and that1 tb char
iot was detained by the cart until they
reached a; turnout, where the cortege
passed by. I soon overtook my em
ployer and inquired who the distin
guished personage was who had Just
passed . us, 1 and , was informed that it
was George Washington. I obtained
permission to run on 'and see If I could
not catch: another glimpse of the great
chieftain, hose "deeds during the war
had so filled my wondering fancy. In
this I was not disappointed. I found
General"1 Washington waiting for the
ferry, on the bank of the river, dressed
In4 a snuffcolored surtout, with a long
lapeled vest of the same color and ma
terial, and in small clothes and boots,
the most majestic and dignified looking
man that I . ever saw.
44 While I was gazing upon him one
of his. postilions drove up, and, dls-
(Prepared by the United States Depart
- men t of Agriculture.
Complete surveys of practically ev
efy important apple and peach-produc
ing county in tlie United States wer
made by' the bureau of crop, estimates.
United f States department of agricul
ture, during the fiscal year 1918.
The frjiit crop v estimating service
now, is issuing reports giving reliable
forecasts of the amounts of different
fruits which may be expected to reach
commercial channels. Co-operative re
lations have been established with lead
ing growers and shipping associations
In all parts of the country for the pur
pose of collecting and disseminating
INJURY TO EGGS IN TRANSIT
Much of Damage Is Directly Due t
Faulty Methods of Packing Vafu- 1
- able : Foodstuff.. . . .
GREAT statesman, himself
resident in Church street,
Chelsea, once said that it was
"one of the most interesting
streets in the whole world!" Be that
as . it may, says Christian Science
Monitor, many who wander far afield
in search of the quaint and old-fashioned
might with profit wander down it
as it Is today, though most of the land
marks have disappeared, and rumor
says that many of the old houses left
are soon to make way for the broad
road that is to take the place of what
was once known as Church lane the
only street In Chelsea. .j ,
Starting at the Queen's Elm, a some
what grotesque reminder of the fa
mous tree under which Queen 'Eliza
beth took shelter from, a storm, and in
royal language" commanded, "Let this
henceforth be called the Queen's tree,"
and also the site of the Chelsea turn
pike where, in 1643, a court of guard
was established when the . common
council of London, . "alarmed by the
near approach of the king's forces,
ordered London to be fortified," it
stretches like a link between the past
and the. present, to the King's road,
once the King's highway, where' it cuts
through, andTnrrowsTdown " to- the
veritable lane that once it was, at the
corner of which the old church stands
guard by the waters of the Thames.
Fine Old Houses,
' Though little more than a slum, this
end of Church street Is full of Interest,
for there .are many old, Georgian
Not . to the casual passerby, perhaps,
is Church street beajtiful, but it has
the charm which grws with knowl
edge, for the men ho have dwelt
here and culled theiv'flowers "of wit,
eloquence and poetrji have left 'their
memory in it. Toda J; It seems as if
the world, thundering in its onward
rush along the broacTj thoroughfare at
either end of it, has passed it by, leav
ing it a quiet memcntio of the Chelsea
of the past. ' ' 'f ' .'
STANDS DESOLAtE IN DESERT
Once Splendid City ot Ctesiphon, Mow
Heap of Riin8f Poppled by Crea
tures of thii Wild.
"' ' 1 1 17'
-v. k $l
. i 'lj-
(PrepAred by, the United States , Depart-i
ment of Agriculture.) '
. ? The bureau of chemistry, throosk
the food research laboratory, has bee
assisting in reducing the damage W
eggs in : transit by ; giving practkaS
demonstrations at shipping points i'
loa ding cars of eggs or mixed egj
'and ' dressed poultry.- Much of tbe
damage is directly due to faulty metb
ods of packing eggs in cases asd
stowing the cases in the car. JFSobt
meetings held recently 4n Iowa wem
, i , i n i i
A few miles soutjl. of Bagdad on
the banks of the' Tijis are the ruins
of a once great cityjithe Ctesiphon of
history and romance!'. In the ancient
days splendid palacet? rose beside the
sleepy Tigris waters; gorgeous - war
riors drove their chariots through the
city s oroaa, straigntJ streets , yisuora
from every land camp to Ctesiphon to
wonder at the splendor of the Parthian
kings. ; Nov the glojjy and pomp are
rie:Tiejaces-jQ;- the, great kings
have crumbled Into ,tust and only the
walls of the white pliiace sta.nd bleak
and bare against thf hot Persian sky.
The city has surrendered to the wild
and the banquet hall of Chosroes the
Great are the nigh tlj haunts of desert
Apple Orchard- Note Dense
Crop of Alfalfa.
this information, which is of vital, im
portance to producers and consumers
of commercial fruits.
Detailed estimates by states and re
gions, together with complete com
ments upon the growing" conditions in
all parts of the. country, are Included
In the apple and peach forecasts of this
bureau: These forecasts are issued
raonthly,"aftd if . Is'pldnued to extend
this service to" include other fruits.
Fiber-fioard Box Filled With Corh
'gated Lining and Fillers of Sam
Material Each Egg Has a Wrap. ,
attended by over a hundred snippet
who send cars weekly; at least, t
-eastern markets and who expressew
great interest in the methods wfeicfti
the department has " worked out far
the 5 conservation of this .valuable
foodstuff. They and many others kara
found the department's folder, "How ;
to Load Cars of Eggs," of assistattct
Copies of this folder can be had by
writing to the bureau of chemLstrR.
United States department of agricuS
ture, Washington, D. C. .
VIGOROUS HEN FOR BREEDS
TROUBLES FOUND IN ORCHARD
The huslt of the deiiert seems to wrap
houses left, and some red roofs in Jus- the crumbling ruins in a still blanket
of silence, pie old uyer siip qnietiy
by on its way to Join: tne wupnraies
and the sen. Even ythe desert , winds
seem to tush their wailing Cry over
the ruins oif the pas It Is a place of
silence tie grave yf a city ana a
people.", i ' vXf-'. vv'.
Only the vaulted Aall of Chosroes
has withstood the ravages of the ages.
Its great walls still J stand stark and
grim, defying manand time. - The
Arabs claim the spirit of the King re
visits the scene of Ais grandeur and
holds a ghostly courg among Its ruins.
No longer do stately barges float
Diseases and Insects Can Be Combat
ed In Winter Season by Use of
Different Sprays." f
tlce walk speak of , when Fielding,
the novelist,, dwelt here, while Law
rence street near by reminds one of
how often Dr. Johnson, In his broad
brimmed hat, must have wended his
way along this very spot, followed by
his housekeeper, bearing the! covered
basket, on his way to the china fac
tory." ;.. , .
A little farther on stands ; the rec
tory, one of the finest old houses of
which Chelsea boasts. Here, -as far
back as 1694, , Dr. John King, rector
and antiquary, wrote his manuscript
on Chelsea, speaking of it as "A sweet
Brown rot of the peach is a very
serious disease to peach growing.
While late spraying Is often necessary
one or more dormant sprays often re
duce the spores and greatly simplify perience Is that a1 hen that, lays! ?a
matters in spraying in spring
Fowl That Lays Well All Winter UoC&
for That "Purpose--Chicks "
Not StrongJ . . '
The old hens I use for breeders as
selected early in the5 winter montfui
and penned to themselves. ; In select
ing hens for breeders, the first point 8.
consider is vigor. A hen that does imC
show an appearance of vigor Is in
jected, no matter how many isoes
points she scores. -
The old hens are fed a maintenaam
ration that is, a ration that will keep
them well nourished without undnfer
stimulating egg production. My
and pleasant village" situated, on " the down the Tigris and f top at Ctesiphon.
north side of the noble river Thames The casual sightseer or archeologist
next to Westminster," and here Eliza- are the only visitors! The tiny donkeys
beth Tudor planted a mulberry tree, of the Arab guidesij replace the war
under the boughs of which the Duke horses of the olden f',ays. A little far-
of Wellington often used to sit with ther up the Tigris j ancient Bagdad
his brother, the rector. flourishes and lives. , Ctesiphon was
Almost opposite to the rectory Is a j despoiled to adorn Mr conqueror.
low-roofed, Georgian Duuding, now
used as motor works, once the stables
of the old Chelsea stage coaches, while
beyond, where a picture palace stands.
Is said to be the site of the ancient
village stocks. ' - f
. Has Character All Its Own,
Crossing the King's road, we come
to the more fashionable part Of Church
KEPT SPIRIT Of PATRIOTISM
How Children of Brittany Were Accus
tomed to Look Forward to Dcy of
Alsace's Liberation. ;
How the spirit $ loss concerning
Alsace-Lorraine hasK been kept alive
street, or to speak, accurately, the part 1 in the younger generation In Brittany
which the well-meant efforts of many
architects have failed Ho make fash
ionablefor despite ' some fine red
buildings of a modern character, and
rows of sedate' houses in such rural
sounding spots as Mulberry, walk, and
The Vale, Church street remains what
can be seen from . th'e following story,
writes . a correspondent of the Man
chester ; (Hing.) Guardian : A nttie
French boy of six ws 'excessively bel
licose during the jyar and he - said
ominously of his stJ)l smaller sister's
dolls that he did not; know what might
San Jose scale is the dread of or-
chardists. It is an insect that hiber
nates under the bark and saps the
vitals of trees. ; It takes a strong. so
lution to penetrate the bark and kill
these scale insects. They must be
killed by contact, as they never bite
and chew their food, but suck the
Juices, hence poisons will not kill them.
When there is scale spraying should
be done with lime-sulphur winter
strength. Two or three sprayings be
fore the buds unfold in the Spring are
sometimes necessary where scale had
a good start in the orchard.
For black rot winter spraying is
oicn ndrisnble. - Snores of .-some of
these diseases begin to get active aft-;
er a few warm winter days,' so in or
der that the diseases may be checked,
winter spraying is desirable."
Spraying gives Insurance to trees.
Insects and diseases appear more or
less every year. The character of
the season has much to do with the
destruction caused by insects and dis
eases. But it is never safe to trust
all winter, is unfit for .the 1 breetSits
pen, ; says a writer in an exchange.
Jler eggs will not usually run high bt
fertility, and the chicks that hatch wCl
not be strong. The reason for this Kb
that heavy egg production is weaken
ing, and that the hen cannot impart
to her offspring a strong, vigorous -stitution
when she herself is In
A month befofe eggs are wanted for
hatching I gradually work the beo
back to a laying ration. Beef scrap Is
added to the mash and the, ration I
made less bulky in character. My ex
perience is that when these hen d
commence laving, they lay mucn bel
ter than the ones that laid well aS
winter. And they are much less llkelr
to go broody at the time when gs
are especially wanted for breeding.-
PULLETS HATCHED IN SPRIflQ
"And So He Had!"
mounting and uncovering his head,
it always has been, "a little bit of happen should he discover them to be
everything -and all sorts, belonging spies. An English jwoman wno was
saving m tne noue was mucn sur
prised, therefore, oe" morning to see
him embracing passionately a large
and beautiful doll f She teased him
about it. whereupon! he rounded upon
her; in a fury, crying : , "It's t not a
doll j . it's ma belle wcouslne l'AIsace!"
Exnlanation revealed that in numbers
PRESERVING, LIFE OF TREES
Pruning and Spraying Will Increase
Quality and Quantity of Vari
. ous Kinds of Fruit.,
neither; to a . time nor a period, but
possessing a character all its own.
There.are little houses and big houses
In Church street' short houses and
tall houses, new houses trying to look
old, and old houses trying to look new.
Little shops, and large gardens in
whose fine bid trees the song of the
Trulv. ' for a London street. Church
street is a" veritable home of birds,
and. perhaps it is that which helps to
give it the old world charm of which
neither time nor change has entirely
" Church street re-echoes to the foot
Rtens of many of the great ones of
history.' Dr. Atterbury, distinguished
In wit, learning and poetical talent,
dwelt here in 1695; Dr. Arbnthnot,
Queen "Anne's witty physician, had a averse.
bouse at the. lower end, and was often
visited by his friends, Swift, Pope, and
the Poet Gay. Sir John Shadwell, .son
of the poet laureate, was also a ; resi
dent, and Swift; who lodged here for
a time, comments in his Journal to
. Stella on his . "one ' silly room, coarse
heets, and awkward bed.'
belle cousine l'AIsace" representing
Alsace, which children were taught to
love ' and embrace when they . were
good. : It was on a fare occasion of
goodness ' that "ma! pelle cousine 1' Al
sace" was receiving ,ithe salutatlons'of
the little Breton.
Raid in the most deferential manner. .. an tnrHn 4 hMwi" r?r0tnn fnmnfps iistpd a doll "ma
. ... v t4A Air. I U""8"-' B I v--- - -
and wltn an expressiuu ui mj ui cu ui6
nity: ' ' ; '' ! .
- M Tour excellency, as we were driv
ing along, a little way' back, we over
took a man with a loaded cart, who oc
cupied the entire road. . I assea nin ,
to stop his team that we might past ,
by. :.He decimea. l, uieu .
that President Washington was iu iu
chariot. He again refused, and .; sab ,
that he would not stop that, he ha ?
as good a right to the road as Georg'
Washington had. . t ; : . :U
The simple reply of Wasningtoi .
-was: 'And so he had IV The posUlion
after, a moment's dook , of wonder,an
astonishment at the condescension o ,
-.he. president of the -United Statns
luietly put on his hat and mounted hi
Eggs Can Be Assured From Fowls fct.
Fall Proper Housing and Feed-
'K ing of 'Importances
Poultry owners who wish to obtafaa
eggs in the.f all and early winter should
arrange to hatch their pullets la llarch
or April, say specialists in the depart
ment of agriculture,. Washington, DC
Birds hatched in March or Aptl will
be well matured in the falL The rest
is a matter of proper housing, feeding;
Preserve the life of your trees and and handling. The chicken house
Increase both quality and quantity of should be comfortably warm,-well vea-
your fruit by pruning ana spraying.
The following procedure will help to
prolong the life of the old fruit trees:
j. Dig around the base of the trees
and remove all borers, r , yy y-:-
2. Cut 6ut all dead wood and water
sprouts and burn all prunings.
3. Scrape the rough bark from the
limbs and trunk of the trees, so that
Insects may not pass the winter there.
4. Do not allow grass and weeds to
grow around the trees.
tilated, and clean. The feed, should
Include beef scrap or similar materiaL
There should be temptation to exer
cise in scratching over clean litter o
GIVE FEMALES BEST OF CARE
PRUNING TO INCREASE FRUIT
He was looking fdr. a chance to pop
the question and
the girl was not
By Judicious' Pruning Trees, Late
' Coming Into Bearing May Be
- ' - Made Profitable v
'Did. yon pay my little brother to
remain out of the pjirlor?" she . asked,
"Yes I hope I nwas not presum-'
, Totr wero nbt lBut if yon paid
him, I won't-.;': ' -
They're engaged i , now. LoulsviUft
Courier-Journal. '- 'l v '
?It . is an old and well-established
maxim among fruit growers that vehatr
ever tends to 'check growth increase
'the fraltfulness of .the plant. Tree
1 which ' are ; late Incomlag Into' bearing
may.by Jndiclou" pruning, be brough
laio profitable production, . r '
Breeders Should Not Be Forced t
Heavy Egg Production During
the Winter Months.
Females should be given the te&
care possible, and it is doubtful IT
breeders should be forced for heavy
egg production during the winter
months. Heavy egg - rjrodaction t pre
ceding -the breeding season will pro5
ably affect the vitality of tne chides;
Fresh air, exercise and green food tim
essentials, In order to keep ' the breed
ing females in the. pink- of condltica,"
- Opportunity for Saving r
- Chickens afford the rural child
Opportunity of saving by earnlnz.