Newspaper Page Text
Golf is reoommended as a sure cure
lor degeneration, especially that which
accompanies old age.
There is a growing impression thai
most of the wealth in Alaska was
brought there by people desirous of
St. Louis, Mo., has issued instruc
tions through superintendents to the
principals and teachers that there is to
be no more home work that shall in
involve the study of text-books.
In an article in the Bevue des Deux
Mondes M. Fouille declares that,
while the modern Greeks are not de
scended wholly from Slavs, as some
have maintained, they certainly are
not lineal descendants of the great
peoples who made Greece famous.
Apropos of the auti-vaceination
crusade going on in Loudon, it is in
teresting to note that in Norway aud
Sweden aud Denmark vaccination is
enforced in a novel way. People .can
not be married without each produc
ing their certificate of vaccination,
Without this the minister cannot per
form the ceremony.
Professor Mommsen's complacent
prophecy that the British empire will
soon disintegrate, and that in the
process France will get Egypt, Bussia
will take India, and Germany will ap
propriate South Africa, is redolent of
the perfume of the cloister. He
seems to forget that across the north
ern frontier of India nature has
stretched almost impregnable fortifi
cations in the steep mouutain range
that guards the border; that Egypt
will be quite as difficult to take and
keep today as when Napoleon tried
the experiment, and that Germany in
South Africa is helpless against Brit
ish sea power.
St. Petersburg dispatches indicate
that Bussia may agaiu require Ameri
can wheat aud corn to eke out her
needs. In mauy provinces, coutrarj
to expectations, the crops have proved
a total failure, aud famine is impend
ing. This will tend to arrest decline
of prices for wheat and other cereals
consequent upon the heavy crops in
the United States, for the Bussian
government is already taking steps to
purchase large quantities of these sta
ples abroad. American farmers
should not forget that it is chance and
not their own foresight in this in
stance that will have enabled them to
realize fair prices for their products.
A pathetic commentary on the es
teem in which the world holds
the memory of Prince Bismarck
is to be seen in the fact that
hardly a word in the vast Hood of mes
sages of condolence that flowed upon
Friedrichsruhe spoke of human j>ity
or human love for the dead, observes
the Christian Itegister. It seemed
that eveu Germany had ceased to re
member that Otto von Bismarck was
at auy time a man, but regarded him
*s a fallen political colossus whose im
passive brow had reached far above
the lightning and the clouds; a sort of
modern Zeus, at whose imperious nod
united Germany had arisen out of
chaos; a divinity whom human maligni
ty might aud did reach, but who was
beyond the love of man. Germany laid
her legendary hero into the grave
with vaunting upon her lips, but the
scalding tears that were shed by the
world when Gladstone was committed
to earth were wanting at the cold and
formal obsequies of Prince Bismarck.
An interesting example of how na
ture accommodates herself to circum
stances, is related by a resident of
the arid section in the western part of
Texas. It was in couuectiou with an
experiment in coaxing plum trees tc
grow. In a portion of this arid re
gion near Alpiue, a stream of water
l-uns from thirty to forty feet below
the surface, too far for the roots of
trees to reach it, and the country,
therefore, was treeless. But an emi
grant from Ohio thought out a way to
force a tree to bore for water. He
selected a hardy plum, cut off the
small roots, leaving only the tap
root, and planted it deep. He fed the
root with water daily, through a hole
in the ground, and by cutting ofl' the
sprouts as they appeared, he concen
trated the growth of the tree on the
tap-root. He proved his theory. In
time that tap-root reached the under
ground water supply, aud no further
care of the tree was necessary. Other
trees were treated in like mauuer, and
the result is a thrifty orchard in a re
gion where rain seldom falls. An
other unique development is that
trees grown from the seed of the Ohio
man's stock need no education. They
bore for water as soon as they are set
out, and there is little or no growth
above ground until the i*
Spain's diplomats seem to be hop
ing for an unforseeu mine explosion
under the peace negotiations.
The value of American manufao
turers sold abroad last year was $288,•
871,499, an increase of 100 per
over the figures for 1888.
The returns show that in the war
with Spain twelve men were killed iq
the navy—not quite one-twenty-sec
ond of the number killed on the
Maine in a single instant of peace.
According to returns published by
the British bo»*d of trade, the im
ports of American pig iron into Great
Britain during the first six months of
1898 aggitsgated 30,231 tons, valued
at $382,155, and of American steel,
unwrought, 12,832 tons, valued at
Maine is again to enter the list of
copper-mining states. The deposits,
which are numerous and valuable,
were worked more than twenty-five
years ago, but a sudden decline in
the price of copper made them un
profitable; improved and cheapened
method of production is the cause of
resumption of work.
A San Francisco court has just de
cided that couples wedded at sea are
not legally married. This ruling
brings consternation to many families
in that city. Some mouths ago a ro
mantic pair hired a tug aud steamed
out on the Pacific to be united in the
holy bonds. The idea caught the
fancy of young people, aud since then
there have been forty or fifty mar
riages of that sort off the Golden
Here are some of the conclusions
that English experts have arrived at
concerning the naval features of tho
war: Fast battleships are everything;
have big batteries aboard; teach the
men to shoot well; as for personnel,
the Anglo-Saxon can beat anything
that floats. These specifications
cover the ground pretty well, though
it might be well to mention the im
portance of personal heroism, says tho
The only significance in the small
increase iu railway mileage in the
United States last year is that pretty
nearly every available section of the
country is now fully accessible by
railroad. The railway mileage will of
course continue to increase in the fu
ture, but not at such a rate as in the
past. With improvements that have
been made iu engine power and car
rying capacity of cars, moreover, the
present lines are able to accommo
date moro traffic. This means that
fewer railroad lines are likely togo
into the hands of receivers hereafter
and at the same time that demands of
traffic will be met.
The prune industry in California
has had a remarkable growth in the
last decade. In 1888 there were about
11,000 acres of bearing prune trees,
and about COOO acres more of young
orchards. Between 1890 and 1894
about 40,000 acres of prune orchards
were planted. Since then the growth
has proceeded in lesser degree, but
the total bearing area is now estimat
ed at 55,000 acres, with 10,000 more
to come into bearing within the next
year or two. The iuvestmeut in
lands, trees, irrigation systems, agri
cultural tools, and packing houses is
estimated at $25,000,000. This year's
production of green fruit will aunjfcut
lo about 81,000 tons, and growers an
ticipate .i crop of 100,000 tons within
I few years. Of this year's yield,
About one-fifth will be shipped east as
green fruit; the remainder will be
dried, making, with the water evapo
lated,about 24,000 tons.
A writer in the Scientific American
uetns to have taken careful note of
Hie lifeboats on ocean steamers. He
lays: "Any one who has traveled to
*nd fro a few times can but notice the
paucity of lifeboats and the fact that
Ihe davit room is not all utilized. The
examination of fifteen photographs,
representing as many liners, showed an
average of seven boats on each side;
one ship only showing an interrupted
/hie of ten large boats ou each side.
What does this average of fourteen
boats to the ship represent? The fact
that only those on the lee side can be
used in rough weather reduces the
total to seven; two must be consid
ered as sacrificed, smashed or cap
sized during launohing. Five are left,
with a capacity of about 140 persons
—less than the ship's crew. Life
boats? If they are lifeboats, why do
they fill and sink with such rapidity?
What use are rafts and life preserv
ers in such calamities as that of the
Elbe and the Bourgogne?" These are
llarming statements, and they are ev
idently made by somebody with
knowledge of his topic.
A mother sang to h«r oblld one day A mother spoke to her ohild one day
A sons ol the beautiful home above | In an angry voice, that made him start
Sang It as only a woman sings As it an arrow had sped that way
Whose heart Is full of a mother's love. And pierced his loving and tender heart.
And many a time in the years that came And when he bad grown to man's estate,
He heard the sound ol that low,sweet song; And was tempted and tried as all men are.
It toolc him back to his ohildhood days ; He (ell; tor that mother's augry words
It kept his feet from the paths of wrong. Had left on his heart a lasting scar.
As the Uptons were in that condi
tion of respectability and limited
means which involves much sncrifice
of comfort to appearances, Letty Up
ton had resolved to do something that
would add to the family income and
bring to her the satisfaction of being
Miss Upton was a trim, bright little
body of '2O years; pretty, in a fresh,
winning way, and naturally vivacious
and engaging. It had seemed to her
that this personal equipment was a
qualification for newspaper work. She
had not the training necessary to se
cure a teacher's position; the drudgery
of typewriting was uncongenial, aud
togo into a shop as a saleswoman
was only to be thought of as a last re
Letty had seen in the Sunday pa
pers long accounts of very wonderful
experiences to which were affixed the
names, real or assumed, of women
writers. She thought she might be
come, in time, a writer of such signed
articles and obtain high pay for them.
Could she not write as well as those
women? From the "stories" in the
papers things seemed to come their
way easily enough.
Like many a reader of such "stories"
Letty did not stop to reflect on the
labor and time expeuded on them, nor
did she know anything of the trials
aud disheartening rebuffs which have
been encountered in "working them
She was fortunate enough to ob
tain, through the influence of a friend
of lier father, a position on the staff of
writers for the Sunday edition of the
Daily Investigator, one of the promi
nent New York papers.
The quarters of these writers seemed
to Letty smuller and more "cluttered
up" than she had expected. There
were three or four small rooms with
roll-top desks in them and one or two
chairs. The editor of the "Woman's
Page" had her office in one of these
rooms. She was a woman of about
40, with grayish hair and rather sharp
features. Her glance was keen, her
manner of speaking brief and to the
Letty, when called before this edi
tor to receive her first "assignment"
or subject to be written up, obeyed
the summons with eagerness and some
trembling. What would she be sent
to do? Oh, that her subject might bo
one on which she could be brilliant
"Miss Upton," said the editor of
the Woman's Page, holding a small
slip of printed matter in her hand,
"here is a report that Mrs. Harmon's
daughter is going to marry a distin
guished foreigner. Mrs. Harmon and
the girl have been traveling in Europe
for a year aud are just back. The
girl may have caught an Engish
duke or something, as these Harmons
a?e so rich. See her, find out who
the man is, nnd write up all you can
get about it. If it's true, the woman
will be glad enough to talk about it."
"Where does Mrs. Harmon live?"
asked Miss Upton, taking the "cut
"Oh, I don't know," replied the
editorial lady with a touch of impa
tience, as she snipped out another
paragraph marked with a blue cross
from the paper before her, giving four
quiok clicks with the office shears.
"You'll have to get that from the di
rectory or the 'Social Register.' Miss
Jameson!" she called, sharply, taking
the freshly cut slip in her hand aud
looking past Letty with an air of to
tally dismissing her from her mind.
Letty withdrew, got the directory
and looked for "Harmon" There
were so many Harmons that she con
cluded she had better try the "Social
Register." The "Mrs. Harmon"
whose daughter was to make a brilliant
ivirriage would be there, and several
o ihe directory Harmons would not.
She took down the names of half a
dozen Harmons, with the addresses.
She very much wished to ask the so
ciety editor which "Mrs. Harmon of
this city"—that was all the slip said—
was the Mrs. Harmon of her list; but
she felt it would be more creditable to
fiud that out herself. So she arranged
her list in the order of their resi
dences as she would have to take them
on her way up-town and sallied brisk
Miss Upton had determined that
she was not going to be a "lady jour
nalist" or "a lady who writes for the
papers," but a "newspaper woman."
This title seemed to her honest and
direct and dignified. A "newspaper
woman" would get sooner to writing
those long,illustrated.signal "stories"
in the Sunday paper than either of
the other kinds of writers would!
She called at the first place on the
list aud sent in her card by a maid
who returned with the request that
Miss Upton would state her purpose
there, as Mrs. Harmon was very busy.
Letty did not wish to announce
herself to a servant as a "newspaper
woman"—she could convey that in
formation with better results if she
did it personally. Some people had a
prejudice against "reporters." Now
she said simply, "I am from the Daily
"Mrs. Harmon never sees newspaper
people," said the maid. "If you'd
said that at the start I could have
told you, for those are my general or
"I should like you to tell your mis
tress that this is about something
which she is interested in and that I
will not detain her long," said Letty,
with aggravated diguity.
The maid reluctantly obeyed, or at
least disappeared for a short time.
Then she came back and said, "Mrs.
Harmon begs to be excused."
Letty was a little crestfallen. She
did not believe the maid had been
near her mistress again. How very
mean in a rich woman with plenty of
leisure to refuse even a reception to a
girl seeking to earn a living!
"Has Mrs, Harmon been nbroad
this year?" Letty asked the maid. In
case this was the Mrs. Harmon the&e
would be no object in calliug on the
other unimportant bearers of that
"No," said the maid, as she closed
the door in Miss Upton's face.
"Then she isn't the one I want,"
said the newspaper woman to herself,
"and I have no more desire to see her
than she has to see me."
Trying to keep up her courage by
this reflection, Letty made her way to
the next house on her list, and there
—affecting a slightly haughty air as
being likely to impress the servant
and thereby, poss bly, the mistress—
she said, "I should like to see Mrs.
Harmon for a moment."
The servant looked at her with some
surprise. "Mrs. Harmon is dead this
two years," he said, deliberately.
"Oh, really!" replied Letty, her
haughty uir suffering a sudden col
lapse. "Perhaps I have made a mis
take. This —isn't—Mrs. Nugent Har
mon's?" This was the next Mrs. Har
mon on her list. Letty was proud of
"No. This is Mr. Thomas Har
mon's; but Mrs. Nugent Harmon is
dead, too," replied the man,regarding
her with increased curiosity.
Letty blushed furiously and felt a
wild desire to laugh. This would cer
tainly not have enhanced her standing
in the servant's eyes. Then, since
this man seemed so acquainted with
the Harmons, she wm tempted to ask
him if he knew which was the Mrs.
Harmon whose daughter was to marry
a foreign nobleman.
But Lett}- could not quite bring her
self to gleaning the news she needed
bv friendly,confidential talk with men
servants. So she only said, nervous
ly, "There must be a mistake some
where. Thank you," and hurried
down the steps,feeling as if the man's
inquisitive eyes were burning into
All this wasn't very nice. In those
"stories" of the Sunday papers there
hud been uo preliminary failures to
find the person. The reporter hail al
ways called at Mr. Whoever's and had
"been cordially motioned to a chair,"
and then Mr. or Mrs. Whoever had
proceeded to tell him all he wanted to
know in the most friendly,considerate
However, to bB discouraged would
never do, so Letty, after a little sigh
as she saw two young girls of her owu
age roll by in an elegant Victoria, went
to the next Mrs. Harmon, wondering
whether she were dead, too.
But she would have no mistakes
here. She wrote on her card, "Will
Mrs. Harmon please see Miss Upton
of the Daily Investigator for a mo
ment in regard to her daughter's en
Ah! Here was the reward of indus
try. The servant said, "Mrs. Harmon
will be down in a moment, miss. Will
you please sit down aud wait?"
In a few moments Mrs. Harmon
came in. She looked like a wealthy
society woman, though younger than
Miss Upton had expected to Hud her.
She had a pair of keen, black eyes,her
face was a sharply pointed one, aud
her lips were rather thin.
She bowed to the reporter pleasant
ly enough, but did not offer her hand.
What could she do for Miss Upton?
She knew the Daily Investigator very
well. There was a slight accent en
"There is a report, Mrs. Harmon,
that your daughter is to marry a for
eigner of title, whom you met during
your travels in Europe this past year,"
said Miss Upton, with her most ingra
tiating manner. "Won't you tell me
some of the particulars?"
"Do you want to publish what I say
in The Investigator?" asked Mrs. Har
"Why, of course,l want to print all
that you are willing should appear
about the matter. The public, nat
urally, has a great interest in the sub
ject and wants to know about Miss
Mrs. Harmon's eyes twinkled, aud
she drew in her lips a little strongly.
She seemed amused.
"She's tickled to death over it aud
will tell everything there is," thought
Miss Upton, with an approving reflec
tion on her own diplomatic tact.
"Well, you must ask me what you
■want to know," said the lady, good
"Is the engagement announced
yet?" asked Miss Upton, nffably.
"No," replied Mrs. Harmon, with
an air of being very pronounced. "I
can truly say that it is not announced
yet. I can't imagine how the report
that my daughter is engaged could
have got out. What wonderful people
you newspaper folk aral"
"I understand that the engagement
id not. announced," Letty went on,
with a smile that seemed to say to
Mrs. Harmon that she could appreci
ate her way of not telling a thing.
"Can't you tell me who the young
man is? I suppose I ought to say the
"Oh, how did you know it was a
lord?" Mrs. Harmon cried, smiling
with artless enjoyment over the news
paper woman's acuteness. "I didn't
say it was a lord. The next thing
you'll be asking me is where the
duke's country-place is!"
Mrs. Harmon paused a moment as
if thinking deeply. Then she said,
absently, "Do you know if there were
any Americans at Grantham Court
"I'm sure I don't know," Letty re
plied, cheerfully. The way Mrs. Har
mon was "letting things out" was in
teresting. Miss Upton was getting
"points" for her story. Engagement
not announced yet—duke—Grantham
"When do you suppose the wedding
will take place?" she asked, with
Mrs. Harmon burst out langhing.
"Why, the engagement is not an
nounced yet, and you want the date
of the wedding! I can nssure you it
will not be before next fall. That is
sure." Mrs. Harmon seemed to lind
pleasure in coming out strongly on a
point when she could, even if it were
only a negative one.
"Did you get Miss Harmon any
things while you were abroad?" con
tinued Miss Upton. Mrs. Harmon's
diamond brooch must have cost a
"Oh, a few little things, yes.
Things I knew she had to have."
Mrs. Harmon had recourse to her
handkerchief for a moment.
"How old is Miss Harmon?" asked
Letty, with interest. The mother was
so young and girlish! She took the
matter so lightly, and it seemed so
amusing to her!
"Don't I look young enough to be
spared having to tell my daughter's
age?" that interesting lady laughed
back; "but Miss Harmon is not 17
yet. Don't press me too closely."
"Will it be a church wedding? And
will Worth make the gown?"
Miss Upton felt that Mrs. Harmon
was willing enough to have the facts
come out, but did not wish to have
"i'ou are a perfect inquisitor,"
laughed the lady. "I am going to
send you away," she added, rising.
"You have led me on so and made me
talk when I told you that the engage
ment wasn't even announced yet. Re
member that I haven't told you a
thing. I can't imagine how the news
papers find out everything. Will it
be in tomorrow's paper? I mean are
you going to write anything about it?
I shan't see another person from a
paper. It's too dangerous."
She was evidently putting an end
to the interview to keep herself from
telling a quantity jf things more
which the wily Miss Upton would
worm out of her.
The young "newspaper woman"
was pretty well content. She had
learned enough in this indirect way to
embellish her information into u most
This she did and thrilled with pride
when she saw it in the next day's In
vestigator with a head-line of great
prominence. The Search-Light, The
Investigator's bitterest rival, hadn't a
word about the thing.
The editor of the Woman's Page
had asked her why she did not get a
photograph of Miss Harmon. Letty
had not thought of it. Well, she
could try and get that later, and they
could print it on Sunday. Miss Upton
was sure she could get it from Mrs.
In her story Letty said that "the
young fiancee of the proud English
title is a graceful, sweet girl verging
on her 17th birthday. During the
past year abroad she had received the
finishing touches to her education,and
the wedding will probably occur next
autumn. The family are extremely
reticent about the engagement."
On the day following that on which
Letty had glowed over her own peri
ods in all the dignity of type,she came
to the office bright and early,thiisting
for more Mrs. Harmous. Newspaper
work was fascinating!
Her enthusiasm was dampened by
a little note on her desk. She read
in consternation that her resignation
She hurried to the editor of the
Woman's Page and showed the note.
"Oh, what does this mean?" she al
most wailed. "I don't understand."
"It means that you made the paper
perfectly ridiculous and let a woman
get even with The Investigator for a
past story about her," said that lady
with untempered severity. "There,"
and she handed Letty a slip, "is what
The Senrch-Light has this morning!"
"I don't suppose yon have read the
daily papers," she added,sarcastically.
"The Mrs. Harmon that the paragraph
I gave yon was about lives in Orange,
as you should have found out. That
is the picture of the 'Miss Harmon'
about whom you wrote your story."
It was the woodcut of a dear little
baby girl in long clothes, labelled
"Mrs. Harmon's Only Daughter."—
A Sultan'* Adventure.
A misadventare has happened to the
anltan of Sulu,a part of our Philippine
possessions. He is a Mohammedan,
and recently made the pilgrimage to
Mecca, taking his crown with him.
On his return, while stopping at a
Singapore hotel a thief broke into his
room. The sultan awoke and grap
pled with the man, who, however,
broke away aud escaped, taking with
him two boxes that contained Sulu's
crown and other jewels to the value
of $14,000 and some important state
MELPS FOR HOUSEWIVES.
To Take Oat the Create.
A creaking door or hammock
hook which makes a hideous noise at
times can be silenced by rubbing
brown hard soap upon hinges or
where the hooks rub together.
To Remove Flj Specks.
Fly specks upon oil paintings can be
removed by dipping the Angers in
warm water and gently rubbing the
canvas. After the specks disappear,
wash the whole picture with warm
water. Cover with cheap tarlatan in
summer. All valuable pictures
should be covered. Put away fine
books if you value their appearance.
A Bed Pocket for Invalids.
A bed pocket is an acceptable gift
to an invalid. It is made of cloth,
silk or colored cretonne, in the form
of a wall pocket, and if desired may
liave various compartments. It is
hung at the bead of the bed, and
should contain the handkerchief,
watch, brush and comb, hand-mirror
and all the other etceteras which make
the tedious life of the invalid com
A pretty portiere, if one does not
mind taking a good deal of trouble, is
made from the small embroidered
Turkish squares sold for finger doilies.
Select those in light colorings. The
squares are put together with strips
of pale yellow material, the fabric
used being according to one's taste
and purse. A lightweight satine does
admirably, or a China silk of a cheap
quality is still better. The whole
thing should be lined with a thin yel
low material, preferably the silk.
When hung in a room done in light
colorings, particularly a white and
gold room, it is wonderfully ef
fective. The same idea can be carried
out in a size to cover a sofa pillow
and can be made extremely beautiful
by having the squares put togetliei
with a pale yellow or green velvet.
To Clean Ostrich Pltuueg.
The following method of cleaning
white ostrich feathers is given by a
Cut some pure white soap in small
bits and pour boiling water on them
and add a little mite of soda. When
the soap is dissolved and the water
cool enough, dip the leathers in and
draw them through the hand. Dc
this several times, until the lather is
dirty; then make a clean lather and
repeat the operation. Afterward
rinse the feathers in cold water,
slightly blued. Put the feathers be
tween the hands and shake them over
the fire until they are perfectly dry.
Curl them by drawing each fibre be
tween the thumb and the dull edge ol
of a silver knife. With a little care
and patience the result will be all
that can be desired.—New York Trio
To Can Corn.
Split the kernels lengthwise with a
knife, then scrape with the back ol
the knife, thus leaving the hulls upon
the cob. Fill cans full of cut corn,
pressing it very hard. To press the
corn in the cau use the small end ol
the potato masher, as this will enter
the can easily. It will take ten 01
twelve large ears of corn to fill a one
quart can. When the cans are full,
screw cover on with thumb and firsi
finger; this will be tight enough.
Then place a cloth in the bottom of o
wash boiler to prevent breakage. On
this put a layer of cans in any posi
tion you prefer, over the cans put e
layer of cloth, then more cans. Fill
the boiler in this manner, then cover
the cans well with cold water, place
the boiler on the. fire, and boil three
hours without ceasing. On steadj
boiling depends much of your suc
cess. After boiliag three hours lift
the boiler from the tire, let the water
cool, then take the cans from the
boiler and tighten, let them remain
until cold and tighten again. Wrap
each cau in brown paper to exclude
the light, and keep in a cool, dry cel
lar, and be very sure the rubber rings
are not hardened by use. It would
be best to use new rings,as poor rings
are the cause of much fruit spoiling.
The corn in the cans will shrink by
cooking, but do not, on any account,
Fritters of Calf's Brains—Scald and
pick out any threads; beat up with
pepper, salt, a little nutmeg, thyme,
parsley and tablespoonful vinegar.
Add the yolk of an egg and flour for
batter. Drop into hot fat and bro.vu.
Serve at once.
Pop-Overs—Take the yolks of two
eggs well beaten, add two cups ot
milk and two cups of flour alternate
ly aud a pinch of salt. Flavor to
taste; then add the whites of eggs,
beaten light. Bake in high, old
fashioned teacups well buttered, only
half full, one-half hour.
Mushroom Stew—Put a tablespoon
ful of butter into a saucepan, add the
mushrooms, cover and cook for ten
miuutes; then add half a teaspoonful
of salt and a dash of pepper. Rub
into a smooth paste three hard-boiled
eggs, and add, gradually, a gill ol
creaui. Strain into a saucepan, bring
to a boiling point and serve either in
patty shells or with a garnish of toast
Macaroons —Take the whites of font
eggs beaten stiff. A half pound ol
almonds are first blanched, cooled and
pounded to a paste with a little rose
water, adding the latter as you pound
them to prevent the almonds from
oiling. Beat a cup of powdered sugar
with the eggs, and add the almond
paste, a tablespoonful of cornstarch
and ten drops of essence of bitter
almonds. Beat thoroughly, and drop
by small spoonfuls on buttered paper
laid in a baking B\lf« u> quick