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GETTING EVEN WITH MAMMA
TEA AS JAPANESE MAKE IT
Secret of Perfection Lies In the Proper
Fusion of Black and Green
Mnny American women wonder why
It Is that the Japanese women make
such good tea, and the manner In
which they go about the operation, the
Boston Herald says. When the Jap
anese woman niakes tea the foreign
spectator Is Impressed, not only with
the extreme sensitiveness of her hands,
but also with the evident delicacy of
her senses of sight and smell. The
secret of the tea lies in the proper fu
sion. Black tea requires toiling water,
and green tea does not. Black tea re
quires fresh water poured on the
leaves when It has just come to a. de
cided boll. Hot water that has boiled
a long time and has lost its life will
not make a good tea. It should stand
from three, to seven minutes and only
in a porcelain pot. Then all the li
quid should be poured ofT. In other
words, pour only as many cupfula Into
the pot as you wish. 4.0 serve at once.
Hot water standing on tea leaves
draws out the tannin, according to the
Japanese women, nnd this la the main
thing to be avoided. For second cups
pour boiling water on the leaves al
ready used. When making a green tea
the thing to bear in mind In that an
oily beverage is desired. Water be
yond 150 degrees Fahrenheit tend3 to
destroy the flavor and aroma by dri
ving off the volatile oil.
Allow hot water to stand in the
cups to be served in order that they
may be thoroughly heated. Pour
fresh hot water cooled to such an ex
tent that the finger can be placed In It,
over the green leaves and let It stand
In a porcelain pot for two minutes and
a half. Then pour a little Into each
cup and then a little more, and so on
This makes each cup of like quality.
No sugar or milk Is needed If the wa
ter Is of the proper temperature. Jap
anese tea made in this manner should
have a greenish amber color, with a
true tea bush aroma and an oily taste.
Fatal Omission by Jones.
"My friend Jones," said Mr. Skim
merton, "invited me to spend a week
at his place in the country and I went
and had a delightful time, but I will
never go again.
."Nice place Jones has and he sets a
good table, his beds are good and
everything about his house is charm
ing, but there's something missing
from his garden.
"It's a nice garden, Jones', flower
beds and that sort of thing, and oil
at one end he has a place for vegeta
bles; fine vegetables he raises, too.
We had a generous taste of them. A
nice garden sure enough, and still as
I looked around there was something
missing my eye sought without know
ing what, something that it didn't find,
and then It struck me all of a sud
den. "There wasn't a pergola!
"I can't stand for that. Most .hos
pitable man, Jones; but I can't afford
to visit anybody living In the country
that doesn't have somewhere about his
place a pergola."
The Ways of Women.
"You Insist on doing this?" asked
"I do!" replied the wife firmly.
"But, my dear '
"Stop!" she commanded. "Nothing
you can say will alter my determina
tion! My mind is made up."
"In thnt rase," replied the husband,
who had transmuted the base metal
of experience Into the precious gold of
knowledge, T have nothing more to
say.' I realize that once possessed of
an idea you are, like all your sex, be
"Do you mean," demanded the wife
with displeasure, "that I am incapable
of seeing reason?"
"Reason with a woman," answered
the husband from behind his paper,
"is like water on a duck's back, In one
ear and out the other."
"You are wrong!" cried the wife tri
umphantly. ''And to prove it, I have
already changed my mind!" Smart
Vendace of Lochmaben.
, Last month an interesting old cus
tom was observed at Lochmaben, in
Dumfrieshlre? when the towns people
exercised an ancient right granted by
charter of James VI. of netting the
lochs surrounding the burgh for ven
dace, a very rare fish. The fishing,
however, did not prove productive,
very few vendace being captured,
though in former years they were
plentiful. This fish, which is peculiar
to the Lochmaben lochs alone,, takes
no lure, and dies immediately when
taken from the water. Its length
varies from six to eight inches, and
It is greatly prized by epicures, being
a fish of great delicacy. Court Jour
To Judge by the Papers.
s Mrs. Muggs I 'ear yer father's in
trouble with the police again. -Was
yer mother much upset?
The Child No; she said ulie sup
posed every man bad his trials. M.
A. P. ,
"Biggins loves to talk about him
self." "Yea, but he's had about enough of
It for once. '' He had a visit from the
census man and two Insurance agents
Wooing Sally Plum
Copyright, xgio, by Associated Literary Press
The records of tho Plum family
bear wltncfs that Sally Plum, as a
bahy, a child and a young girl, was
different from others. . She was se
date and serene from the first. She
wont through scarlet rash nnd whoop
ing coush nnd measles without a
complaint. She had no use for rag
dolla and play houses. She did not
cMrob trees nor play marbles with
At the nso of sixteen Sally attended
a Sunday school picnic which lasted
all day. The only time during the
day she was heard to utter a remark
was when a woman asked her if she
wiifn't sorry she came. She replied:
"Yes, ma'am," and thnt was all.
It was because Sally was so dif
ferent from other girls that her
srcnCfather loft hsr $20,000. , He
also left Sally's widowed mother half
that amount. Tho two lived In a
village end were the richest porsons
Besides being odd , and different,
Sally was plain of face and rather
awkward of llgLire. At twenty sho
und never thought lovo nor talked it.
No young man had walked with her.
She had never road a novel, and she
did not know the meaning of romance.
Sho cooked and washed and Ironed
and baked and sewed carpet rag3, and
What's going to happen to a plain
girl who inherits $20,000? She's going
to have offers of marriage, of
course more ofTers than a good-looking
girl without any cash. Sally Plum
began to have offers.. The first came
from Deacon Harper. The deaeon was
fifty, had four children, and was
looking around for a good tting. He
dropped In to court Sally. The
mother left them together a whole
evening, and the only words Sally
uttered during the three long hours
was In reply to the deacon's question
as to why she was so silent She
thought for a moment and then re
plied: " 'Cause Pre got a stone bruise on
The deacon didn't relinquish his
plans, but he felt tired.
The merchant of the village was an
old bachelor. He had known Sally
(or years and years. Considering that
$20,000, with the additional fact that
her mother owned her house aid that
he could live there . rent free. It
wouldn't be a bad match for him.
He also went wooing. Sally was cut
ting carpet rags that evening. She
cut and sewed and wound them Into
balls, and he talked and talked. Hs
had been to New York, Boston and
Chicago. He bad seen a man hung.
He had almost seen a mad dog. Ills
brother John bad been robbed on the
highway. All these things hs men
tioned in hope of drawing Sally out.
She didn't draw. She kept the same
sober, face and silent lips from start
to fijilsh. There were times whsn she
looked at the man, but what's a look?
The merchant worked harder to
draw Sally out and break the Ice than
he ever had to sell $500 worth of
goods, but not a word from her until
he had his hat In his band to go.
Then she made a long speech, for her.
' "Did the man you saw hung kick
Tho third candidate was William
Simms. He was twenty-three years
old and worked In a sawnrtll. He was
plain-faced young man and not
much given to talk. He came court
ing with a small package in his hand,
and when left alone with Sally he
banded her the package with the
"Some spruce gum that I got off
the logs this afternoon.".
Sally acceded and began to chew.
She was knitting that evening. Mr.
Simms canted his- Viair back on its
bind legs against the vail and said
nothing further. He had killed a big
black snake In the mill yards that
day, but he didn't - mention it He
had heard at the pout office that a
trolley car In Philadelphia had run
off the track and killed five passen
gers, but he dldn't repeat It In fact,
he dozed and nodded and slept, and
Itv was the clock striking 10 that
aroused him. Sally had knit and
chewed and had a real good time.
"Bring you some more gum some
time," said Mr. Simms as he rose up
and yawned nnd took hiu departure.
" "Gum's good," was Sally's roply as
sho shut the dcor after him.
The fourth man came from a vtllngo
ten miles away. He was a lawyer,
about thirty years old. He was talk
ative and up to date. He made nn
nfternoon call. He derided that Sally
was plain, bufr that the $20,000 was
good. Ho had traveled, and he set
out to arouse the girl's Interest and
curiosity. Ho told her of Niagara
Falls the great cities the fine hotels
ocean steamers London Paris.
She looked at him in amazement, and
ho was nattering himself that ho wns
making a great impression when she
opened her mouth nnd asked:
"Did you ever see a cow fall down
on the loe on the mill pond in win
ter?" He never had. Ho acknowledged
that he never had, and Miss Sally
Plum had no further use for him.
She went out into the garden to wesd
the onion bed, nnd there was nothing
for the lawyer to do but take his de
parture. Then the fifth man came. He was
a clerk from a store In another vil
lage. He was up on dress and eti
quette. Ho was smooth of speech.
He brought a bouquet with him. Ha
raised his hat to Sally and again
to her mother. He found them on
the veranda, both sewing. He ex
tracted a scented handkerchief from
his pocket and did a lot of small
talk. He also flattered both women.
He was getting along bravely, when
the mother withdrew. He began to
talk about the poets, to see if Sally's
approachable spot lay In that direc
tion, and after a long hour she In
terrupted him to ask:
"Were you ever bit by a hyena?"
He never had been, and there wns
no call for the girl to say more. Then
Deacon Johnson returned. He felt
that he had no been explicit enougn.
He returned to say that in case of
marriage he should buy a gtlt-framed
mirror for the parlor, and that the
bridal tour should Include Niagara
falls. He had never been there him
self, but had talked with a man who
had, and he was going on to tell of
the awful majesty- when Miss Sally
Interrupted him to ask:
"Deacon, do you believe that tater
bugs burrow Into encumbers?"
Then back came Mr. Simms. With
out any previous warning he drove
up In a one-horse wagon, handed
Sally another package of spruce gum
"We are going over to Scottsvllle
to the clreus."
Sally got ready without a word.
On the six-mile drive hardly a word
was spoken. She chewed gum and he
whistled the air of a hymn. When
they arrived In the town he bought
gingerbread and root beer. In the
menagerie they walked from cage to
cage, and Mr. Slmms briefly ex
plained: "Lion here."
"This Is a Bengal tiger."
"Blamed hyena here."
"Elephants, over there."
While witnessing the wrens per
formance they had peanuts and lem-
onade. The clown was funny, but
Mr. Simms and Sally sat there as
solemn as owls. The riding and tumb
ling were good, but they made no
comments. When the circus was out,
Mr. Simms handed over some more
spruce to replaco tho "cud" thrown
away to eat the peanuts, and they
Jogged home. Two weeks passed,
and Mr. Slmms called at the house to
"Sally, I shall get the preacher next
Se didn't reply for a minute, and
"William, them hyenas was aw
"But. the peanut was fine."
"Next week, Sally."
And Sally plum was '.weed and
on. Any one could have got her
and her $20,000 had they studied her.
She was different, you know." '
To Catch Woodoock.
He who- desires to take the wood
cock muty put on a cloak and gloves,
the color of dead leaves, and conceal
his head and shoulders beneath a
brown hat, leaving only two small
holes to see through. He must carry
In bis hands two sticks covered with
cloth of the same color, about an
Inch of the ends of which must bo
of red cloth, and, "leaning upon
crutches, must advance leisurely to
ward tho woodcock, stopping when
the bird becomes aware of his ap
proach. When the woodcock moves
on he must follow until the bird
stops without raising its head. The
fowler must then strike the Bticks to
gether very quickly (moult bellement),
which will so amuse and absorb the
woodoock that Its pursuer may take
from his girdle a rod, to which a
horsehair slip noose is fastened, and
throw this around Its nock, for it Is
one of the stupidest and most foolish
birds that ara known. Dr. Peter
Belon, Sixteenth Century.
' Tha Man and the Cigar. '
You can't always tell a man by the
cigar ha smokes; but you can get
pretty good Idea ctf the cigar.
J . -A - ,'Jk . y i
E STARTED from Nairobi,
and about a week after
leaving the railway we
reached the Cnaso Nyoro.
As we got near the river
we saw large herds of zebra, harto
bcost and Thomson's gazelle feeding
on the plains, and we had a glimpse
of some giraffe. So far we had shot
very little, only meat for the camp.
The first three days of our trek had
been through a waterless tract of
country. It was a hot, sandy stretch,
and 'then a very steep pull for tho
oxen over the Mau hills. We had
brought a considerable amount of wa
ter In the wagons, but In spite of the
greatest care we found our supply was
getting low, and on the third day our
porters suffered a good deal. .We
passed several water holes on the
way, but owing to tho execptionally
dry season there was no water, bo we
were forced to push on and make a
long march to reach the Big Rock
river, which we did very late that
night. After a day's rest we trekked
on to tho Gnnso Nyoro. We were now
on our shooting ground. The follow
ing weeks were full of interest, and
we soon added wildebeest, lmpala,
Roberts' gazelle, rhino, topi and gir
affe to our list of trophies; but so far
no lion had been seen, although we
often heard them at night round the
camp. Eventually we were fortunate
enough to get a good number of Hon.
These were usually found on the open
plains and sometimes as many as six
together. It was useless to attempt to
stalk them, and we found the best
way was to gallop them on ponies.
One day, having carefully spied our
ground, we decided -to go after a
rhino. The wind was right, but, when
we were within three hundred yards
of him two Hons and a lioness Jumped
up. "Simba, slmba" (lion), whispered
the excited gun-bearer, and, hurriedly
changing our. solid bullets for soft
nosed, we got on our ponies and had a
most exciting few minutes. They did
not go far, perhaps half a mile, before
they turned and faced us, the lioness
In the center; they were grunting
furiously and swishing their tails.
The lioness was the most aggressive,
and gave us a good deal of trouble
before she was killed. We also shot
the two lions. It took the men some
time to skin them, and having seen
this done and sent the porters bnck
to camp we rode quietly homewards.
On our arrival we had quite a recep
tion; the porters ran out to meet us,
Ehouting nnd singing, nnd danced
round tho lion skins in the most ab
surd manner to the accompaniment of
a grunting chorus.
I was very "anxious to get an eland,
but up till now I had not Been any
good heads. At last my patience was
rewarded, and we saw two fine bulls
feeding on the edge of the scrub a
considerable distance away. By the
time we got up to them they had fed
on to the plnln, and our only chance
was to gallop them. We started as
soon as the ponies came up. As we
went along we disturbed great herds
of wildebeest, zebra, Thomson's ga
zelle, etc., until the whole plain
seemed alive with game; but the
eland kept moving on, and they had
gone some distance when they sep
arated, and I was lucky enough to get
my eland. Thetther one, unfortunate
ly, got back Into tho' bush.
We galloped eland again on another
occasion, but this time the bulls were
accompanied by cows and calves, and
did not go far before R. got his
chance and killed a good bull. We
found the eland meat was excellent,
rather like beef, and a welcome addi
tion to our larder. The same evening
on our way back to camp we met a
number of Masai, who told us that
a lioness nnd cubs had been seen, en
tering a donga. We did not Bee any
thing of her, but we found her lair,
which I photographed; In it were a
quantity of bones and the remains of
a young glraffo. "
The Masai had recently come on to
tho plains to get fresh grazing for
their enormous herds of cattle, which
with flocks of sheep represeut their
wealth. The food of the Masai con
sists of milk, meat and the blood of
sheep and cattle. They never eat
game, and only destroy lions on ac
count of their stock or in self-defense.
Their method of killing a lion Is by
forming a ring round him and spear
ing .him. The Malsi often came to
- .ti .H''' .
the camp, and took great Interest in
the heads and skins of the game.
The men all carried spears and the
warriors carried. In addition, zebra
shields and bows nnd arrows. On
trek the women are put In charge of
the pnek-donkeys, and they also do
most of the work of building the new
We saw several ostrich nests, and
also young ostriches with the mother;
it is not easy to distinguish the
chicks when they are quite small,
they so closely resemble the color of
the ground. A little gray monkey wns
fairly common, and we once saw some
baboons. The prettiest of the monkeys
was the colobus, the black and white
fur of which is very remarkable. They
live on the top of the highest trees
and are only found in certain districts.
One afternoon, as we were returning
to our cany) in the Gnnso Nyoro, we
disturbed some impaln and were fol
lowing them through thick scrub, when
the second gun-bearer touched R. on
the arm and pointed to a rhino feed
ing at a distance of about fifty yards
on our right. It was lucky for us that
we. had stopped In time before he got
our wind. We should have been In an
awkward predicament if he had
charged at such short range. As It
was, R. had the satisfaction of adding
a good specimen to his collection.
Rhino were very numerous, but those
on the plains had very poor horns.
They often caused considerable delay
to our safari, as the porters were
afraid of them, i
We were fortunate In having an ex
cellent Btaff. The gun-bearers were
Somalis and Swnhllls; our tent-boys
too were very good servants and could
talk a little English. The cook, a
Swahill, talleed English fairly well, and
introduced himself to me as a "stu
dent from Zanzibar." I afterwards
discovered that this meant that he had
been taught at the mission there. His
cooking was excellent considering the
difficulties he had to contend with.
The country we were In Is not pic
turesque, In the ordinary sense of
the word, but it has a great fascina
tion of its own. The brilliant color
of the trees, the tropical tangle of
vegetation along the river banks, and
the deep blue of the distant mountains
make vivid patches of color against
the burnt-up veldt; but what im
pressed me most were the Immense
plains and the great stretches of unin
habited country. They more than all
beside mako one realize the vast soli
tudes of Africa.
ALICE K. MUIR.
Shooting Sharks With Water.
When he Is working in water Infest
ed by sharks and other sea monsters
likely to do him hurm, the diver has
at present to rely for his safety on
the use of the knife, or, falling that,
on a quick return to the surface. Now
comes the invention of Capt. Grobl,
a German diving Instructor, who has
constructed a rifle which can be fired
under water, and is designed for the
better arming of the diver. The most
remarkable thing about this is that It
fires, not bullots, but water, which is
propelled with ouch force that It has
an extraordinary power of penetra
tion. Indeed, the inventor himself
has pierced armor plate of medium
thickness with the water Jet from his
weapon. The rifle has a stout barrel
and Is. loaded with a cartridge cased
In India rubber. It is worth recalling,
perhaps, that experiments were made
In the sixties with a submarine rifle
firing small explosive projectiles by
means of compressed air, but the in
ventor never got beyond he experi
mental stage and no details of it are
to be had.
Usual Attractions. ,
"I Gpcnt my summer in the Yellow
stone. The geysers are wonderful.
It's a great resort."
"The Yellowstone may be wonder
ful, but -t will never be a resort until
they have a board-walk and a geyser
Better to Stay Out.
Getting out of trouble requires time
and energy that might as a rule be
more profitably spent
The Man and the Cigar.
You can't always tell a man by the
cigar he smokes; but you can get a
pretty good Idea of the cigar.
In This Case Child's Punishment Cer
tainly Failed to Have Salu
A little girl had bene so very
naughty at her mother found It
necessary to shut her up In a dark
closet In that family, the direst
punishment for the worst offense.
For 15 minutes the door had been
locked without a Bound coming from
behind It. Not a whimper, not a snif
fle. j At last the stern but anxious parent
I unlocked the closet door and peered
into the darkness. She could see
"What are you doing In there?" she
And then a little voice piped from
"I thpit on your new dress and I
thplt on your new bat, and I'm wait
ing for more thpit to come to thplt
on your new parasol!"
SUFFERED FIFTEEN YEARS.
How Chronic Kidney Trouble Was
F. P. Semmel, Sr., 236 N. 6th St,
Lehtghton, Pa., says: "For over 15
years I Buffered from kidney trouble.
My kidneys were weak; the secre
tions contained sedi
ment and passed with
a smarting sensation.
Sharp pains shot
through my body and
bent me almost double.
I became so bad I
could not drive to my
M work. After doctoring
without benefit, I began taking Doan's
Kidney Pills and soon, received relief.
Continued ubo cured me. I believe)
Doan's Kidney Pills saved my life."
Remember the name Doan's.
For sale by all dealers. 60 cents a
box. FoBter-MIlburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y.
The Place of Honor.
Farmer Hodge was of the good, old
fashioned school, and he always gave
K feast to his hands at harvest time.
It was harvest time and the feast
was about to commence.
Giles was the oldest hand and the
hostess, with beaming cordaallty, mo
tioned him to the seat by her right
hand. But Giles remained silently un
responsive. "Come," said the hostess, "don't be
bashful, Mr. Giles" he was Just Giles
on ordinary occasions "you've a
right to the place of honor, you know."
Giles deliberated a moment then
"Thank you kindly, Mrs. Hodge,"
he said, "but if it's all the same to
you, I'd rather sit opposite this pud
den!" A Biased Opinion.
"Do you think buttermilk will pro
long one's life, Colonel Soaksby?"
"Ahem! I have no doubt, Miss
Plumper, that If a person bad (o drink
buttermilk every day It would make
life seem longer."
Force of .Habit Too Strong.
Diner How 1b it that moBt of the
things on your bill of fare are struck i
out? " ;
Walter (confidently) Our new man
ager UBed to be an editor.
Considering what most people are
willing to do for money it's a wonder
there are not more millionaires.
The next best thing to being rich
is to have people think you are.
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