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evident that tea must still be made in the teapot. Generally speaking,

speaking, we may waive our claim to have mastered the difficulty with respect to soups, although I have made beef tea with excellent results.”

Then follows a short list of eleven articles, including an omelette, which are not adapted to the paper bag system.

Only five directions are given as to the method of handling the bags, but these are important although very simple when once you know how. For example, says M. Soyer's Book:

“Occasionally a bag may leak in which event, it is not necessary that the food should be emptied and transferred to another bag. Simply put the bag within another.'

Simple and easily followed, as these directions are, their necessity is apparent, for:

"Some people have failed to obtain the right result and when inquiries have been


The mouth of the bag is folded two or three times over made, it has been found that food has

and should be fastened with a clip. been placed in a dish and the dish placed in the bag and the bag placed on the about paper bag cooking is that it is not broiler!"

necessary to open the oven door every An important detail to be considered is now and then to “See how the roast is the distance the bag should be from the getting on.” oven floor or solid shelf in the case of a Not only does M. Soyer's book give gas stove. This also is fully explained. full directions for the use of paper bags Each article has its special shelf in the in connection with all the various lines of oven: roasts and entrees on one, fish on cookery to which it applies, but there is another, pastry on another, and so on. If a very full list of recipes which have one does not follow these directions, re hitherto been the secret of the chef. sults cannot be obtained, but the direc These recipes cover fish, entrees, poultry, tions are exceedingly simple.

roasts, vegetables, savories, sweets, cold A nice question arises as to what to do meat cookery, breakfast dishes and inwhen the heat declines, as it sometimes valid dishes. The book also contains ardoes in any oven, and the housewife would ticles by G. R. Sims, Dr. Charles Reinlike to know how the food is getting on. hardt, ("Paper Bag Cooking from a How can she find this out with regard to Health Point of View”) and Mrs. Alfred food hidden in an opaque paper bag; Prago, who in England is famous not and isn't there danger of overcooking? I only as a writer on cookery, but as an will not spoil the reader's interest in the expert in cooking, whose reputation story by giving the answer.

bears favorable comparison with that of Another curious and important fact our own Mrs. Rohrer.


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A Winner "Boy, take these flowers to Miss Bertie Bohoo, Room 12."

"My, sir, you're the fourth gentleman wot's sent her flowers today."

"What's that? What the deuce? W-who sent the others?"

"Oh, they didn't send any names. They all said, 'She'll know where they come from.''

"Well, here, take my card, and tell her these are from the same one who sent the other three boxes.”—Tit-Bits.

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An Important Conversation THE TALL AND AGGRESSIVE ONE-“Excuse me, but I'm in a hurry! You've had that 'phone twenty minutes and not said a word !"

THE SHORT AND MEEK ONE-"Sir I'm talking to my wife!"-Puck.

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Bona Fide Americanism A somewhat unpatriotic little son of Italy, twelve years old, came to his teacher in the public school and asked if he could not have his name changed.

"Why do you wish to change your name?” the teacher asked.

"I want to be an American. I live in America now. I no longer want to be a Dago."

"What American name would you like to have?"

“I have it here,” he said, handing the teacher a dirty scrap of paper on which was writtenPatrick Dennis McCarty.-Everybody's.

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So Provoking CLARA—"While I was playing whist with Mrs. Singleton last evening, she asked me what was the trump at least six times.”

MAUDE—"Weren't you provoked ?".

CLARA—"I should say so! As if I knew !”— Puck.

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On December 14, 1911, after ten years' dredging, Pearl Harbor, one of the greatest strategic points in the world, midway between Occident and Orient. was formally opened by the entering of and departure from the harbor of the California, with Rear Admiral C. Thomas in command. thus realizing the dreams of early navigators, who nearly a century ago recognized the worth of Pearl Harbor as a naval base. There was a general celebration in Honolulu, includ. ing a banquet attended by ex-Queen Liliuokalani. This photograph shows the California returning the salute from Camp Cowles, and coming to anchor just opposite the dry dock.



ELECTRICAL CURRENT FOR A CITY OF 250.000 POPULATION. It has replaced seven vertical engines which were in use up to the time of putting this huge plant in



THE city of New

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York makes boast of possessing the largest power generator of its kind in the world. It has, replaced se ven vertical engines which were in use up to the time of putting this huge plant in operation.

This great generator has a capacity of 30,000 horsepower, sufficient to supply all the current for cities of about 250,000 population. Alone it would sup

ply the cities of Albany, Syracuse, and Utica. Its power is equal to that of the largest ocean liner, thirty of the largest express locomotives or a line of horses six abreast and ten miles long

A few years ago the vertical engines were the largest ever put up, and now comes a single machine, compared with which they look like toys.

The several generators now in use in New York have a capacity of 500,000 horsepower. At the present time


THE PASSING OF THE LONDON HORSE BUS. The last of the London General Omnibus Company's horse buses recently made its farewell run from Lon. don Bridge to Mongate St. Electricity has superseded the horses. The driver of this bus is

said to be 84 years of age.

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