The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, December 02, 1913, Page PAGE SIX, Image 6
THE CITIZEN, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1913. PAGE SIX Gosstp From Wa$hington mmxm f n A A I SENATOR W. P. LINOIIAM. ' T all depends upon the point of view," said Senator Dillingham of Vo-niont "These political discus sions around here, which convince no ono except the persons talking, remind me of a farmer from my own state. "I had been traveling alt day in a buggy with a friend. First wo would strike a grade that would take us up, up, up, for live miles and then down, down, down, for five miles. At the top of ono enormous climb we saw the farmer in a fence corner. My friend asked him in a jocular vein if there were 'any mountains around here.' "The old farmer spat a mouthful of tobacco juice before ho answered: " 'Waal, 'I don't know ef there air any mountains about here, but thpy're some all flred big hollows!'" f. it If you had been in Washington a few weeks ago you might have seen tawny haired Victor Murdock of Kan sas, militant, eager and optimistic leader of the Pro gressive party in the house of representatives, on his way to the Henry D. Cooke school with his little seven-year-old daughter by his side. It was the first day of school, and little Miss Mur dock was going to enter the first grade. It was her debut into public school circles. Now, tho Henry D. Cooke school is an imposing edi fice, said to bo one of the finest examples of school struc ture in the country. Everything about it is imposing the broad front steps, tho entry, the assembly ball. But most imposing of all was the gentleman whom Repre eentatlvo Murdock queried about tho requiremeuts of a little stranger getting a seat in tho first grade. Later Mr. Murdock found tho teacher of tho first grade. "Isn't it too bad a person has to go through so much red tape to get a child in the public school?" asked Mr. Murdock. "There isn't any red tape. All you have to do Is to bring the child and leave her. Wo do the rest." "But I was talking to tho principal, and he told me I would have to get allidavlts and certificates and a dozen other things," said tho Progressive leader. "Ho told you!" exclaimed the pretty teacher in sur prise. "Our principal isn't a mau; it's a woman Mrs. C. B. Smith." Just then tho imposing looking man with whom Mur dock had talked walked by. "Isn't that tho principal?" he inquired. "He was the man who told me." "No, indeed, Mr. Murdock!" laughed tho teacher. "He viCTon murdock. is not tho principal; he's our janitor!" t. . Tho youngest "ambassadress" who will take part in tho brilliant season now begun In tho capital city is Mme. Riano, wife of tho former Spanish min ister, who is now an ambassador. She was Miss Alice Ward of Washington. Tho senate of tho United States has been called hard names on the Chau tauqua platform, In the crossroads grocery stores and In the muckraking maga zines. No one, however, would call It Illiterate, but If you don't think it Is an alliterative body look at the list: Ashurst of Arizona? Here! Du Tont of Delaware? nere! Fletcher of Florida? Here! Myers of Montana? Here! Norrls of Nebraska? Here! i Newlands of Nevada? Here! Owen of Oklahoma? nere! Penrose of Pennsylvania? nere! ' Smith of South Carolina? nere! Sterling of South Dakota? nere! I Warren of Wyoming? Here! Today's Short Story. After Many f Years A NTHONY OLCOTT was romantic. J ne fell In love with Marguerite Searle, and when her mother would not consent to tho marriage ho felt that the bottom had fallen out of the universe. Marguerite would not marry him without that consent, and as there was no hope and ho felt ho could not live near her and not possess licr ho went to a point as far distant from his eastern homo as lie could well get within the limits of the United States'. Ho settled in Soattle. Marguerite married to suit her moth er about a year after Olcott's de parture, but Olcott did not hear of it till long after and then pnly that she was married. Then Olcott's uncle died and loft him 11 fortune on condition that he should take the uncle's name, nowe. Olcott accepted tho terms and tho fortund and went east to manage his estate. He was now forty instead of twenty and began to feel the necessity of a companion. Among those to whom ho was Intro duced after his return to tho east was a Mrs. Harding, a widow. Thero was something about her that reminded him of his old love. At any rate ho made up his mind the first timo ho saw her that she was tho woman he wanted, no was hurried into a some what precipitate proposal from tho itact that she was preparing for a two years absence in Europe, nowe de termined to stop this if possible, and tho only way ho knew to go about it was to offer her the position ho had in mind. "I know," ho said to her, "that wo havo both passed that romantic period where we think we can love but onco. I confess that my heart was given to another when I was but half my pres ent age, and I have been true In a ro mantic point of view to tho girl I loved and shall always be thus true. But tho affection of more mature years is still mine to give. That love I offer you." "I, too," said tho widow, "havo pass ed into that stage which you describe. I havo had ono lovo in which my heart was absolutely engaged, and I can nev er have another such. But I can love as you say, and If such a lovo Is ac ceptable to you it Is yours." Howe winced. "There is a difference," ho said, "be tween our cases. In yours tho object of your love is dead; In mine she may bo living, though, I confess, as to this I am not informed. She married years ago, since when I havo heard nothing of her." "You mistake," replied tho widow. "My lato husband was not the love 1 refer to. In my girlhood I loved one whom I could not marry." "Then," said nowe, "we are quits as to these two loves. Dear Mrs. Hard-ing"- "Call mo Marguerite," sho whisper ed, letting her head fall on his breast. "Marguerite?" ho asked, starting. "Yes; Marguerite." , "Marguerite Searle?" "I was Marguerite Searle." "And I am" "Anthony Olcott." "You knew me?" "From tho first. A woman's lovo Is not a man's, to forget even tho slight est trait, a tone of voice, a step, a look of the eye. She treasures these in her heart, and when they come to hor again after years of absence, though disguised, they havo for her the same charm as of old." "Marguerite, forgive me for not- true, you reminded me of yourself, but I eoufess" "There Is nothing to forgive you for unless It Is for being a man. ' Men can not retain what la so enduring in woman." Duchess Soup. Put ono tablespoon ful of butter in a saucepan and when melted add one cupful of grated bread crumbs. Stir until a golden brown and then add about a quart of chicken stock. Season and simmer half an hour. Rub through a sieve, add ono cupful of the breast of chicken (fried) and simmer about five minutes, then draw to one side of the stove. Boat together the yolks of three eggs and one cupful of cream, add to the soup, stir one minute and serve. Black Bean Soup. Wash one pint of black beans and let tliem soak over night In cold water. In the morning put them over the fire In a soup kettle with five quarts of cold water. Add one-half pound of salt pork cut In fine pieces and one-quarter pound of lean frosh beef. Chop fine one carrot, one small turnip and two onions. Add to the other Ingredients and cook slowly two or three hours. Half an hour be fore serving season with pepper, salt, a tiny pinch of mace and a little ground clove. Strain and add one-half gill of sherry. Havo ready in a hot tureen throe sliced hard boiled eggs and a lemon cut in slice's, pour tho soup over them and serve. Salmon Soup. Put ono quart of milk over tho fire, drain off tho oil from a can of salmon, remove the skin and bones and rub through a sieve. Melt two tablespoonfuls of butter, add two tablespoonfuls of flour, stir until smooth and mix with scalding milk, stirring until thickened. Add salt, pep per and the salmon. Servo very hot. Cream of Tomato Soup. Cook one half can of tomatoes until soft, then strain. Have ready in a double boiler one quart of milk thickened when at the boiling point with a tablespoonful of cornstarch mixed with two table sponfuls' of butter. Boll ten minutes and season with salt and pepper. Add the strained tomatoes, and should they be very acid add one-half saltspoonful of ' soda before turning in with the milk. Serve at once with croutons. j A Gharming Arrangement of Doorways j T SITTING ROOM FIREPLACE. HE arched doorways at each side of the Qrcplaco are an attractive fea ture of this colonial sitting room. The simplicity of tho mantel, which Is admirably designed to add to the apparent height of this low celled room, is also admirable. WAYS OF USING HAM. Sliced ham Is more tender if it Is baked than If fried. Cut a slice three-quarters of an inch thick, put it into a small enamel pan, turn three-quarters of a cupful of milk qver it, cover and bake for an hour and a quarter. For luncheon grind the ends of a boiled ham and mix it with a button onion that has been chop ped fine and a little minced pars ley. Put the mixture into a pan with a little butter and moisten with hot water or cream. Sim mer four or five minutes and then heap on slices of toast For curly bacon cut it very thin and hnlf cook It In boiling water; then curl It, fasten in shape with u toothpick and broil It over tho fire. A little grated American cheese mixed with minced ham used in sandwiches is delicious If tho sandwich is fried brown and served very hot. Cold ham is tasty if it is shred ded and cooked in currant Jelly sauce. Put a cupful of the shred ded ham Into a saucepan with a level tablespoonful of butter and half a cupful of currant jelly. As soon as the Jelly and butter begin to bubble add four table spoonfuls of sherry and a sea soning of paprika, Simmer the mixture about five or six min utes and serve with toast. WAYS OF' PREPARING f POPCORN CONFECTIONS.! Chocolate Popcorn. Two cunfuls of white sugar, one-half cupful of corn sirup, two ounces of chocolate, one cupful of water. Put these ingredients into a kettle and cook them until tho sirup hardens when put In cold water. l'our over rour quarts of crisp, freshly popped corn and stir well to insure tho uniform coating of the kernels. Sugared Popcorn. Make a sirup by boiling together two teacupfuls of granulated sugar and one teacupful of water. Boll until the sirup strings from tho spoon or hardens when drop ped into cold water. Pour over six quarts of freshly popped corn and stir well. 1 Popcorn Balls. Ono nlnt of slrun. one pint of sugar, two tablespoonfuls of butter, ono teaspoonful of vinegar. Cook till the sirup hardens when drop ped Into cold water. Remove to back of stove and ndd one-half teaspoonful nf Kftrln fllaftnU-fwl l n tnlilrtarmrtnf ill r9 hot water, and then pour the hot sirup over four quarts of freshly popped corn, stirring till each kernel Is well coated, when It can bo molded into balls or Into any desired form. aim. "Mi-jCk t-- So Comforting! Hub The doctor says that if I keep working at this pace after money I shall bo a wreck at forty-five. Wife Never mind, dear. By that timo Wo shall bo able to afford it. A Comprehensive Order. Mr. Hyde (of Hyde & Tallow, Chicago) Waiter, I want a dinner. Waiter Will ze gentle men haf table d'hoto or a la carte? Mr. Hyde Bring me a little of both and havo 'em put lots of gravy on it She Might. "Woman can't do man's work. Sho couldn't be a blacksmith, for example." "No?" "Could she?" "Doesn't it consist large ly in wielding the hammer?" Comes the Jest Cured. great ambitions to bo a "Ho had pugilist." "Yes, but ho is completely cured." "What did ho take for it?" "Tho count." Sx$xSSSSSS An Old Favorite , Olde Englishe Carrolle G OD rest you merry, gentlemen. Let nothing you dismay, For Jesus Christ our Saviour Was born upon this day To savo us all from Satan's power When wo were gone astray. Oh, tidings of comfort and Joy, For Jesus Christ our Saviour Was born on Christmas day! In Bethlehem, in Jewry, This blessed Babe was born 'And laid within a manger Upon this blessed morn, The which his mother, Mary, Nothing did take In scorn. Now to the Lord sing praises, All you within this place. lAnd with true love and brotherhood Each other now embrace. This holy tide of Christmas All others doth deface. Oh, tidings of comfort and joy, For Jesus Christ our Saviour Was born on Christmas day! 'I"!"!"!"!"!"!"!"!"!"'"'"!-!"''-!"!"!''!'!"-!''!''!''!''! HOLD YOUR SHOULDER UP. Hints come from Paris that tht Ingenue slouch, by whatever name it goes the drooping figure is doomed to pass tho way of all tho fashionable figures of tho past. So the girl who has let her fine, straight back get curved and hor broad, full chest get flat must set about hold ing herself up again. You might ns well bo In tho vanguard of the upright figure, even If you havo just learned to carry off the fashionable slouch gracefully, without suffocating yourself by contracting your chest At the timo that the drooping figure first bocamo fashionable some theatrical man dubbed it tho "Ingenue slouch," it is said. It was adopted by all the chorus girls of Broadway. Doubtless some equally obser vant theatricaj'manager will find some good name for the upright figure, if it really does become fashionable. !-!-!-!-!-!-!-I-H-S-W-Hi-HH-H THE CHATTERBOX. At eighteen we learn to ndoro a woman In a moment, at twenty wo love her, we yearn for her at thirty, but at forty wo consider whether sho Is worth tho trouble Paul do Kock. God created women to mollify men. Voltaire , The more women look In the mirror tho less they look; to their house. Old French ProVorb. HOLIDAY BLOUSES. Colored ehlffou waists are shown In some very attractive styles, the colors over white lace or net being exceedingly well liked. Owing to the sbeerness and softness of the combined laces and chiffons they meet the requirements of present fashions more than any other materials, Special stylcs'lrt these waists aro also being brought out for tho holiday trade, these newest mod els representing tho high colors, such as the oriole and minaret yellows, eco blue, bermifda red, hunter green, etc. T HE rClHILDREN'S (ClORNER What's the Answer. What trade did little Jack Horner work at? Ho was a plum-mer. What other name would you call an eavesdropper? An Ici cle. What would you call a boy who eats green apples? A pains-taking youngster. When is a ship not true to its captain? When sho lies at tho wharf. Why Is a scholar learning tho nlphabet apt to get stung? Be cause it begins with A B. Why is a newly hung picture like a conspiracy? Because it's a framoup. Why did the noodle cry "All is lost?" Be cause it was in the soup. What gives tho ocean great social promi nence? Its many swells. "Hey, Jimmy; ain't yer a-rushln' tho season?" "Rushln' the season? Naw! When I picked out a suit at the Chrlsmus clothln fund It was a warm day, an'. I wanted to look swell!" Not Much of a Rabbit. A little boy was carrying n pet rab; bit' In his arms when suddenly It sprang from him and ran away. With all haste ho ran after it, calling fran tically, "Come; bunny, como; come back, bunny." But bunny did not como back and did not oven pause In his flight to tho fields. Tho little fol low ceased his futile efforts to recap ture tho fugitive and, while tho tears forced themselves out of his eyes, shook his fist and shouted, "Well, run, then; you're not much of a rabbit anyhow." Grammatical. Why nro teeth llko verbs? Because they aro regular, Irregular aud defective. A Riddle. Where head and body duly meet I am us slender as a bee. Whether I stand on head or feet, Jly figure Bhows Its symmetry. But when my head Is cut away The metamorphosis (a ctrange; Though both of them unaltered stay. Body and head to nothing change. Answer. The figure 8.