Burlington Hawk Eye, June 22, 1890 : Front Page

Publication: Burlington Hawk Eye June 22, 1890

Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - June 22, 1890, Burlington, Iowa PART ONE. This Part Contains Pages I to 4. THE HAWKEYE. THE HA WK-EVE Incites a Comparison of J This Issue tmh (he Sttntiay Morning EtIi- , tiion qf .4 ho Paper Published in the State, The Rapid Increase in the Cinr»*tation rite Hatck-Eye Since Mag 1st is Pue to the hnitroecinenis in Erery Dei>artmcnt. ESTABLISHED: JUNE, 1839.)BURLINGTON, IOWA, SUNDAY MORNING, JUNE 22, 1890-EIGHT PAGES. (PRICE: 15 CENTS PER WEEK. The Yellow Spring, A Romantic Mexican Story. By William Henry Bisnoi*. [Copyrighted l»y J. IL Jappincott Company, and Published by Them.] special Arrangement With CHAPTER I. IN a small valley, on the southward slope of the great table land of Mexico, lay an hacienda, fair as an earthly paradise!. Well was this hacienda— the property of Gen. Mariano de! Prado —called Las Delieias, the Delightful, or the Place of Delights. “Well is it called Las Delieias,” said Amy Colebrook, writing back to her family an account of her journey in a distant land. And “Well is it called Las Delieias,” thought young Walter Arroyo, of the neighboring town, particularly when tho beautiful young American girl from New York had come there to make a visit. “The mansion itself,” continued Miss Amy Colebrook, “has the most peculiar of situations. What will you say when I tell you it stands in, the open side of a volcano? There, there, don’t tremble for me; wait till you hear me explain. It is an extinct volcano, and th© past terror but gives greater zest to tho present security. “We came down to it first from a great height,” she wrote. “Tile diligen-cia that brought us from the City of Mexico had bumped and shaken us terribly, but I forgot it all at the view of that valley. We seemed to hang in midair, on tho rough pass, and the colors of the glorious prospect below us wero palo like those of a dream. “ ‘Cuernavaca!’ cried Luz, making out some domes near a tract of sugar cane of a more vivid green than the rest. “Her eyes filled with tears at the sight of her home, then she fairly broke down and sobbed on her father’s shoulder. Never had I felt more warmly toward tho cixiid. You know we thought her rather slow and dull at school. The other girls at Mrs. Rush’s ridiculed her for stupidity, but I felt, even then, that much of it was the shyness due to separation from her own country and also lack of facility in our language. And, indeed, on this long journey of ours from New York she has developed many sweet and attractive qualities. I am sure Luz— unlike as is lier name to her dark skin and over developed figuro—has the makings of a charming woman about her yet. Lucky for me, was it not, I took this enlightened view of her, or I should never have been here. And now I am only too delighted to find I was right. Her gratitude for what little consider tion I showed her is really quite moving —and so is her father’s, too. The general is just tho nicest old gentlemen in tho world—somewhat stolid and formal —his daughter takes after him in disposition as well as in his dark, heavy typo —but occupied only in thinking what kind hearted thing lie can do for us next. “You know of old my habit of digressing; so don't expect a straight story from mo at this late day. I meant to tell you about tho house first and then about tho people. At a little hamlet of a few callo and adobe huts, with a ruined church, like an ancient abbey, in tho midst of them, we wero met by a lively cavalcade, consisting of Don Angel, the son of tho house, and tho dependents of tho hacienda corno out to welcome us. Don Angel is a mere boy, of perhaps 18. They had dismounted and wero resting under a pleasant shade, where some Indian women had oranges and lemons from their own trees for sale, but the moment of our arrival they leaped into tho saddle again and began to dash along beside us in gallant style. They fired pistols in the air aud made demonstrations of joy that wero almost terrific. Their accouterments—well, I am sending you herewith an aspiring attempt in water colors, together with some photographs, to show the costumes of tho country. Tho heavy spurs, the bands around their hats and tho rows of coins down tho legs of their trousers are all silver. “I can’t get over even the old men’s wearing short jackets; you should see tho rotund general in his! “One of the party, who.se name I learned was Don Walter Arroyo, looked particularly spirited on horseback. He was only an acquaintance, it appeared, who happened to lie~ttfere at tho time, and came along with the rest. But my attention was drawn away from their eccentricities by our coming to the Cerro. We rode through flowering hedges and shaded lanes, and presently there was tho stately, long, low, white mansion before us. “The Cerro is a truncated cone of three or four hundred feet in height. One side has boon torn away, probably by the for ce of some ancient flow of lava, and discloses to view what was once the crater. and is now a natural bowl of exquisite verdure, with soft and pleasing slopes. In the center of this open side, at tho top of a gentle rise of ground, when' it receives tho breeze only from tho most favoring quarters and is sheltered against every inclemency, stands the imposing residence, spacious, sculptured, battlemented and loop holed against attack, and with a gabled belfry in which hang two tiers of old bronze bells, to summon the family to chapel or other domestic purposes. “The emerald bowl around it. perhaps half a mile in diameter, which had once been so terrible, fertile now with crops and gardens, merging near the top into the darker green of rich forest, presented a scene of peculiar and quiet beauty. At one place only was a trace of roughness to be seen, in some basaltic cliffs, with hot springs at their foot, from which wavered up thin wreaths of steam. Behind the Cerro rose tall and savage mountains, of which it made a part. Up there among them, at a great distance off, yon could see the white thread of a waterfall. There was a beautiful light over everything, the herds were coming home, and the bells of the hacienda struck with a musical chiming. “I marveled to find this palatial abode set down in the very jaws of destruction, as it were. A most intelligent young man—the one who happened to be here by accident—who rode beside me, explained to me something of the character of such a site. He spoke English, though with a good deal of accent, and was made interpreter by the others. “ ‘There are a great many such hills scattered about here: you will often see them,* he said. ‘They are probably offshoots of old Popocatepetl (the great peak towering snowy white on our horizon), thrown up by the elemental fires that had begun to abate there. I have not been abroad, but I have heard from trav-i that there are plenty of them in Auverne and near Nanlea. A king of Naples, when there was one, used to keep his deer in a crater ring something like the Cerro; he had only to shut in one side with a gate, and there was his deer park complete. And these old volcanic cinder heaps, as we know, make the very choicest of soil for vineyards and gardens.’ “ ‘Yes,’ I answered, —sighing, I am afraid—‘I have never been abroad either, but I have often heard my father tell alinit drinking the delicious Lacryma Christi wine, grown on the slopes of Vesuvius.’ “Yes, my dear family, I had to admit at once that this was nty first venture into that great world of travel and romance after which my vagrant spirit/has long had such a hankering. However, this is an opportunity that bids fair to make up for all my past deprivations. You will think it shocking in me, but I have hardly had time as yet even to be homesick. I.am not sure but I am grateful for the ailments that reconciled you to letting me confe home with the kind general and his daughter, to try the effect of their milder climate. I am far better already; you would hardly know me. “I stop a dozen times a day at the loveliness all around me to cry in. involuntary wonderment, ‘Oh, beautiful!’ “What a sweet and perfumed air! What delicious gardens, what terraces and statues, in the old fashioned formal style of the foreign palaces! What fish ponds, with carp in them! What fountains, labyrinths and clipped alleys! What thickets of laurel and cypress, with rose trees flaming in their midst, and oranges starring the dark breadths like golden lamps! My dear, commonplace, poverty stricken family, how am I ever to go back to you? Have you an hacienda some ten miles wide by twenty long, lying upon the mountain slopes in such a way that it possesses a number of different climates of its own, varying from temperate to torrid, and grows the choicest productions of each? Have you herds'on a thousand hills, and employes like a small army? Have you a majoi domo, and a bookkeeper, and a half dozen other principal subordinates before tho ordinary servants even begin? Have you an establisliment the granaries of which alone are like monumental halls, and tho various buildings of which cover acres of ground? “No, I should say not. You have only a sweet little flat near the park, with almost tho prettiest portieres and bine china in town, it is true, but still very high up in the air and lacking bedrooms enough for the comfortable accommodation of all my numerous brothers and sisters. But I love it just as it is, and, in spite of what I have said, I only wish I were back there with you this very minute. Not one of you but deserves the pleasure I am having now much better than myself. Ah! well, perhaps better things are in store for us yet. Ah! why must there have h?en people so cruel and unscrupulous? Why could not dishonest trustees have taken some other People's money instead of ours? Not that I want anybody’s to be taken, but there are so many that put it only to vulgar and ostentatious uses. Do you know I often think we are just tho ones to have money? Disinterested of me, isn’t it? We like nice things; we have refined tastes, haven't we? I am sure we do do more now with our wretched little makeshifts to keep up a figure in the world than many with large incomes. Of course it isn’t so hard forme, because I have always been used to it, tho troubles happened before my time; but I often think how you, dear mamma, must suffer, who once had everything so very deferent. Why are there not benevolent rich people who find out about the cases of nice, deserving families whoso money was made away xvi th by faithless trustees, and in some artful way set them on their feet. again? That would lie true charity. I am sure, in their case, I should like nothing hefter than playing tho good fairy in that way. Well, well, this is a long way to come to write yon on matters we have discussed a thousand times at home. You will think your daughter—and sister—could hardly have gone farther and fared worse, if she is going to be impressed in this way by the opulence of her hospitable Mexican hosts. “I asked ‘Don’ Walter Arroyo—their Don means only the same as our Mr., though it always seems as if it ought to mean a great deal more—if we are all likely to be blown up some fine day, living recklessly in the orator of a volcano," the writer continued. “ *1 hardly think so,’ he answered, smiling at my idea. ‘Y~ou see the rather permanent look of things around us, and I believe Popocatepetl has had no eruption for some thousands of years.* “ ‘So much the more reason why it should happen now,’ I said, flippantly, for there was a slight irony in his tone, though I declare it to you I have only lately begun to get over breathing gingerly on this account, and waking up of nights to think about it. “ ‘You will not deny that such things can happen and have happened?* I went* on, more seriously. ‘I am sure before Vesuvius broke out and swallowed up Pompeii the ancients had looked upon it as wholly extinct, and never thought of it in any other way. I remember, too, that Spartaeus was besieged there by a Roman army, on a plain that then existed in the top of it. The wonder to me is that people ever get up confidence enough to do anything in such insecure places.’ “Don Walter Arroyo looked as if he were a little surprised at my reading— as, to tell the truth, I was myself. “ ‘These are some of. the small risks one takes in life,’ he said, appearing by no means overcome with terror. ‘And yon do the poor earthquake and volcano injustice, too. They have many good points about them.* “ ‘Such as what, I should like to know? “ ‘They are a vent for si|rplus heat, and they keep up the necessary inequalities of the earth's surface, which would otherwise soon be polished down by the elements as smooth as a billiard ball.* “ ‘The earthquake ought to honor its able defender, if possible, by special exemptions,* I rejoined. “It was a long time since I had teased anybody, and I felt rather like it. “He only bowed, in his smiling way, however, and concluded with this, which I thought quito striking: “ ‘For my part, I am not so much surprised at the instability of the earth as its real solidity. It is one vast network of cracks and active disturbances, and the amusing tiling Is the way men and their civilized works keep on it, in spite of all it^gff orts to shake them off. We ride it a good deal as a vaquero rides an obstinately^ bucking pony, and we but rarely come to grief.’ ** To another person, one nearly of her own age, a certain Emily Winchester, this sprightly correspondent repeated substantially the same account, dwelling a little more fully on the young rn an who had looked so particularly well on horseback. “There is to be very little society here it seems,” she said; “Hie places are so far apart, and the people have had so many feuds and revolutions. He has some kind of surveying to do for the general, so L suppose he will come back again, and is likely to be one of our few visitors. He is really, very handsome, and you know your friend Amy’s penchant for good looks. Will you ever forget our silliness over Montague? How many of us were there who used to adore his photograph and post ourselves in front seats at the matinees? Senor Don Walter Arroyo—I like the solid air of the simple‘Walter* added to the romantic surname—is half or even wholly American. I don’t understand all the circumstances, but he was brought up by relations, thre^old maiden ladies, in the neighboring town. They live on a small income, and ho looks after some of their property. He has had a scientific education, but I believe does not practice any profession regularly. “When I say he is handsome I do not mean that there is anything finical about him; on-the contrary, he has a strong and manly air; there is a certain plainness, if you can see what I mean, in the midst of his good looks. Is this enough about a man whom I have met only once? What should you think if I should marry a Fra Diavolo sort of husband and settle down here in the tropics for good and all? But what is tho use of being girls if we cannot be nonsensical together once in a while? Not that society, to be serious again, is of the least consequence to me; for, besides this heavenly place, I have all the surrounding hamlets and all the little provincial city .to explore, and the few months of my visit will pass only too quickly. I have not left the hacienda as yet, but tomorrow or next day we shall go to Cuernavaca. A small village lies between, and it is about four miles awav.” CHAPTER H. On the next day but one, in fact, the family drove into town, in their ramshackle conveyance, with two mozos, or outriders, both as servants and guards, behind them. It was ramshackle not for want of a better, since they had the most modish of 'everything in their stables Ut Mexico, but on account of the condition of the roads and because most of the traveling of tho country was done on horseback. The del Prados sat in. it beaming with an air of benevolent contentment. There were various commissions to be accomplished. The market arcades, gay as a scene at the opera, the bizarre figures, the great ruddy water jars, drewforth the admiration of Amy. For her the most ordinary details of common life were nm of “interest—tho theatre, tne hotel, the municipal building, a few soldiers practicing on* their bugles before it, and particularly some prisoners working on the pavements, under guard, who frightened her. The Madre (mother), as they called the Senora del Prado—often varying it with the affectionate diminutives of Ma-drecita and Mamacita—assisted by her daughter, explained everything’. She was an old lady, with bright eyes, a largo mouth, iron gray hair, and, at a first glance, a rather stem look on her dark face; but this was misleading, for there was really no unpleasant sternness about her. She was of a more conservative cast than the general, coming from one of “the old, aristocratic “Mocho” families, and having her sympathies still strongly bound up with them, while her husband—though he too, to be sure, was of just as ancient lineage—was an enlightened member of the party of progress and liberal ideas. Such intermarriages are not infrequent in the country, and, needless to say, the feminine conservatism has to givs) way, though making itself much felt under the surface. They stopped at the drug store, with its colored bottles, the grocers, with his long rowg of white tapers suspended before his door, and then turned down a side street to find a little shop where dried rose leaves and all kinds of dried herbs, medicinal4 and culinary, were exposed for sale. Just coming out of this shop as they reached it were two women in a garb resembling that of nuns and yet retaining about it something secular. One of them had a perfectly charming face, young, roseate and demure, under a dark shawl, much heavier than the usual mantilla. The other was middle aged, plain, raw boned, an entirely matter of fact looking person. The Senora del Prado spoke to them very kindly, and made Amy acquainted with them, introducing the younger one as Sister Beatriz, and the other as Sister Praxedis. “And what brings you to town today?” sh? asked them. “We liaVe sold some of our embroideries and dried herbs,” answered Beatriz. “I am sorry we have not room for yon in the carriage; I would like so much to drive yon home.” “We do not mind the walk, we are so well used to it. Besides, we are not going yet,” said Praxedis. Her eyes wandered, as if involuntarily, to the belfry clock of an old, half ruined church across the way, beautiful inuits decay, as are a myriad more throughout the country, “Ah, yes, yon go and pray sometimes in the garden of your former convent?* “Yes, but before that we are going to breakfast with the senoritas Arroyo. Many of our friends are very kind to us." “They are the aunts of Don Walter. There are three of them, and three of the sisters—Dona Catalina is left at home— and they consort much together," said the Madre, after the others had gone, smiling as if with a feeling of humor about it. “The senoritas Arroyo are good women. They must have been very hard to suit in their youth, or some say their father did not wish them to marry, and used all his influence against it. They have rather spoiled their nephew by want of firmness. He is too wild a colt for them to manage, though he’s a favorite of mine, too, and has many fine qualities.” “There is Don Walter himself,” exclaimed Luz, pointing him out. “Yes, -with Capri Francisco Perez again. That man will bring him to no good.” They saw Walter riding into the street in dusty attire, beside a man much older than himself, who was-mounted on a large, powerful charger, and looked back from time to time after a number of half dad. peons bringing along some agricultural implements. “That wan looks Kim a bandit,” said Amy; “but so did they .all at first; I suppose he is no worse than the rest" “He has been,” responded the Madre, “a&AI can’t conceive why Walter will ■ —ii it mi —    X    I    am    ** ■bocuwb wixn HiTP-•Tvs seen the time, during my term shot at a moment’s nonce, if I could have laid hands upon him,” said the general, rousing himself from his taciturnity for the nonce to confirm this view. “And now just because he pretended to devote himself to the service of the existing government in the last part of the troubles—it was always one for them and two for himself, FII warrant—they let him settle down as a respectable ranchero and honored member of society. I declare ifs too bad to see him allowed to lead a young man astray. There’s no telling what mischief they are up to together.” Don Walter now discovered them, and rode forward and greeted them with a fine, deferential, yet easy air. Senora del Prado shook her finger at him at the first opportunity, and taxed him with his bad company. “On the contrary," said he, “I have been away finishing the survey of the northern boundary of your estate ever since I saw yon last, and I only met Capt. Perez just here by accident. The return of the general reminded me of my negligence; I should have had the work done before.” “Then I hold you excused,” said the Madre, holding out her hand to him in a friendly way. “Shall I do myself the honor of waiting on you to-morrow to present my report, general?’’ “To-morrow or when you please; my house is always yours.” Don Walter, before riding away again, apologized for his travel stained appearance. His work, he said, had been in a very rough part of the country, in the thick mountain forests and along the Barranca of Cima iron, a place seldom visited. His eyes roved with a respectful admiration, which he seemed to make efforts to check, over the fair face of Amy as he talked, and he paid her, with the other ladies, some well turned compliments, by which oven the most decor ously brought up of young women could hardly have failed to La gratified. ‘Do not be ensnared by him,” said the general, however, by way of playful warning. “ the blonde type of beauty is rather rare among us, and you may expect plenty of floras—compliments, literally flowers—while you are here.” They stayed quite a while at the herb 6hop and then stopped to buy shoes at a shop advertising itself under the sign of “The Boot of Venus,” which consumed a good deal more of their time. Meanwhile Don Walter dismounted at a small new fonda or restaurant under the columned porta la that ran round the principal square. This place had lately been opened by one Antonio Gassol, a former employe of the hacienda of Las Delieias, as a rival to the fonda of the Bella Union, in the opposite corner. “What can you give mo in the way of a bite of breakfast?” demanded the customer, sliding easily into a chair by a email table. The landlord assured him that everything in the earth, air and sea was at his command, but the best dish he had ready at {lie moment was a very fine puchero, or general stew. “Bring it on, then. And what is the news here of late?” “For one thing, Gen. del Prado has returned from the United States. He drove through the plaza here awhile ago.” “Yes, I knew he was back.” “And he has brought with him the handsomest young girl in all the Norte— a friend of his daughters, so some old acquaintances at the hacienda tell me. Her hair, down her back, is as bright as so many sunbeams. My, but she’s a beauty! She’s prettier than that picture over there.” “Hombre!” (Man!) exclaimed Walter, in affected astonishment. The picture referred to was a wretched daub of the Mexican goddess of liberty on the wall back of the counter, whence pulque, the native beverage, was chiefly dispensed. “I swear it by ra£ head and the merits of all my defunct relations,” cried Antonio Gassol, enthusiastically. “And how is it with yourself ?” pursued the visitor, affably, thinking perhaps he had heard sufficient on this subject. “Oh, I? I am having much trouble just now on account of my sign, which I’m expecting the men here every minute to put up. Are you a good judge of those matters?” “Not very, I’m afraid.” “Well, you see, I want the title of my place to give satisfaction, and it’s cost me many a good night’s sleep to pick out just the right one. A title may make or mar a man; I’ve known it to be done.” “And what did you settle upon?” “La Alma de Mexico (the Soul of Mexico), but there are so many others that might have been chosen. How would ‘The Ancient Glory of Mexico’ strike yon? That has a more sonorous sound. Then there was the ‘Sun of May,’ ‘The Spring,’ ‘The Diana,’ ‘The Great Mississippi,’ ‘The’”- But here the men arrived with the sign, and he broke off and rushed out to meet them. Don Walter, having finished his repast, followed in a more leisurely way. By that time a little crowd had gathered round. Gen. del Prado was passing again, and Antonio Gassol ran into the street, challenged the attention of the carriage, and brought it to his door almost by main force. “Will you do me the great favor, my general,” he cried, “to give us your honored opinion on this point? Some of the boys object to my new sign. There it is up there, and a neat bit of work, too, if I dare say so myself.” “So it is neat,” said the general, with a sort of fatherly interest in the fortunes of his late servant that was pleasant to observe. “There, you set', boys! I couldn’t please you all, could I? I wanted to do what was right and fair all round, but yon can understand that for yourselves.” “What is the question at issue, friend Antonio? we shall never get on at this rate.” [to be continued.!  «*_ Electric Bitters. This remtxly is becoming so well known and so popular as to reed no special mention. All who have tis&l Electric Bitters sing the same song of praise.—A purer medicine does not exist and it is guaranteed to do all that is claimed. 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It is tile best, the most reliable and the most successful treatment known and is pleasant to take. For sale by all druggists. A JUNE DAT DINNER. Juliet Carson Tells How to Cook and Serve It. The Most Appropriate Bill of Fare for this Time of Tear—Valuable Receipts— Prejudice Against Women Boarders. T HE question which most often troubles the housewife is that of the daily dinner—what to provide for the family appetite, that never fails, morning, noon and night. Above all, what to choose for the principal meal of the day, whether it comes at noon or at night. It is my purpose to here give a good, fair selection of dishes likely to satisfy the average American taste, the material* for which cut be found in nearly every part of the country. At this time there is such an abundance of canned goods gnu* erally available that vegetables can be included in all bills of fare; and to such perfection is their preparation brought that, with a well made sauce, they can hardly be distinguished from the fresh growth. The use of sauces is of great importance in varying the flavor of different foods, and in increasing their economic value. Our present concern is with the selection of a good summer dinner. As many Americans do not use soup and fish habitually, we shall not give both upon the same bill of fare unless some special occasion is in question. Broiled Fish Filets, Bermuda Potatoes. Asparagus. Peas. Shoulder of Lamb, with Mint Sauce. Fresh Tomato Salad. Strawberry Cream Cups. If any of the ingredients required in these recipes are not available, some substance may be used which will produce a similar result, or at least make a savory and palatable dish, acceptable to those before whom it is to be placed. In the first recipe, for instance, any fresh fish will serve the purpose in place of the sea food for which the formula calls. FISH FILETS BROILED. Upon the sea or lake board any fresh fish maybe split down tho back, the largest bones removed and the head, tail, fins and entrails trimmed away; either the fish may be cooked in this form, or the flesh may be cut from the spine in two pieces, each comprising one-half the fish; these pieces can be laid, skin down, upon the cutting board, a firm hold taken with the left hand of the nearest end, the blade of a sharp, thin knife sunken through the flesh down to the skin, but - not through it, the knife blade gradually. flattened against the skin and pushed back with it away from the end held in irthe left hand until the flesh and skin are smoothly separated. These pieces of fish thus freed from skin and bone are called filets; they may be broiled, fried or baked, at choice, and served with salt, pepper and butter, or lemon juice and parsley, or with any sauce preferred. SALAD AND VEGETABLES. The salad specified above is of fresh tomatoes, made quite cold upon the ice after being washed clean, or scalded and peeled. They may be served whole or sliced; either alone or laid upon lettuce leaves or water cresses; the taste is consulted in seasoning them with salt, pepper and vinegar, or with sugar and vinegar or with a little claret. 'The vegetables are new potatoes, washed clean with a cloth or brush in plenty of cold water, and then boiled— only until just tender—in salted water, and kept hot under a folded towel after draining off the water. The asparagus is the small green variety, well washed, the tender portion cut in small bits, and boiled only until tender in salted boiling water. As a rule, American cooks boil vegetables too long. They should be drained from the boiling water as soon as they are tender tnough to eat. If green, like the asparagus tips, they should be thrown into a vessel of cold water, for a few moments to set their color afid preserve their form; then they can stand until it is time to serve them; drain them, reheat them as quickly as possible, either with sauce or butter, salt and pepper, and serve them at once. ROAST LAMB WITH MUTT SAUCE. This favorite summer dish for Americans is seldom served in its prime condition, because housewives are apt to forget two things; first, Clat such a delicate and immature meat as lamb is more likely to spoil from exposure to unfavorable temperature than beef or mutton; and, second, that it must be perfectly cooked to preserve all its flavor. No confusion of taste should be created by a mixed seasoning or by stuffing it; use only salt and pepper,, after the surface has been browned in the hottest possible oven, and either its own brown gravy or a good mint sauce. Some of the bones maybe removed to facilitate carving, the vein of the neck cut carefully out, the joint tied or skewered in proper form, the surface wiped with a clean, wet cloth, and the meat then placed in the hottest possible oven and quickly browned, or before a very hot open fire, and after browning seasoned. When cooked to the desired degree the lamb can be kept hot while the drippings in the pan are mixed over the fire with dry flour, a heaping tablespoonful for each pint of gravy, and two or three of drippings; when the flour is quite mixed boiling water is to be stirred in gradually, until the proper gravy is produced, which must boil thoroughly, be palatably seasoned, and then served in a gravy boat. Mint sauce is made by mixing a cupful of fresh mint, finely chopped, with the same quantity each of vinegar and sugar, cold or hot, as the intention is to serve it. STRAWBERRY CREAM CUPS. The (Team suitable for French cream candies is made by mining a cupful of cold water with the white of a fresh and confectioners* sugar to a paste w can be molded into little cups, in each of which a ripe strawberry is placed. Juliet Corson. WOMAN’S WORLD IN PARAGRAPHS. What between that Mid going to purgatory I would take the latter and lighter punishment. But do consider for once! Women boarders do not “hang about the house” any more, as they used to. They eat their breakfast and go off to business like little men. They do not expectorate on the carpets or break the furniture. They do not smoke. They do not come home drunk at 3 o'clock in the morning and raise the house with ringing the front door bell because they are too befuddled to find the key hole. They don’t eat as much as men, though I am glad to say they are doing better in this respect lately, and eating more than in the sentimental days when they lived on toast and tea. I have been investigating this subject and the only objection I find to the girls is that they wash their stockings and handkerchiefs in their wash basins and want to heat an iron once a week on the laundry stove, to iron them with. Well, what of it? That does not annoy anybody, and ifs a good deal better to wash the things than to let them go without, isn't it? No, bless the girls! I yield to no woman alive in my admiration of the masculine sex, of their intellectuality', their lionlike strength, their broad, generous tolerance, yes. and their good looks! When men have kept their bodies at their best, and are not too fat, or tumble down old wrecks, there is not an object in nature more splendid than they. I have always appreciated them, I confess. Now, I hope that is satisfactory. But if I had to take my choice between living in a house with all the boarders men or all women, I should take the women. What pleasure I have had with my women comrades! clean, kindly, loyal, sympathetic, merry. While I like men, as I have said, I must own that the truest friends of my life have been women, and it hurts me, this discrimination against women boarders. For twenty-two years the ladies of the National Woman Suffrage association have been told at their annual conventions that they had not gained a peg'in the way of progress since they began. Now, however, they can retort on their persecutors that they have gained one peg, just one. The judiciary committee of the house of representatives have agreed to recommend an amendment to the national constitution entitling women to vote. This has never happened in either house of congress before. The nearest approach to anything like it in the senate was the appointment last year of a committee on woman suffrage. But the progress is really very little. The house committee recommend tho passage of the amendment, it is trite. Then the house itself must pass the amendment. After that the senate, in its lumbering, awfully slow way, would take it up. Say that in the course of three years or so thq senate actually did pass the amendment, too. Then it would sri’* have to go before the states, to be ratified by three-quarters of them. The whole process would take several years. Moreover, the question is still in dispute whether the decision as to woman suffrage belongs properly to congress or to the legislatures of tho several states. Wyoming has decided this for herself, territorially, by admitting women to the right of full suffrage. I have been looking over a report of the work done tho past year by a number of women’s clubs. On the whole the work is encouraging, and deals largely with the burning questions of today, the things on which hangs the earthly salvation of men and women. But some of the rubbish these women have been packing into their brains is disappointing. While not half the women know in what congressional district they live, while not one woman in twenty has studied the United States constitution or that of the state in which she lives, while not one woman in a hundred can give an intelligent abstract of the laws governing the property rights of married women and widows in her own state, I submit whether it does not look a little far fetched to be investigating the works of the early Russian poets. That is all. One of the edifices in Detroit is tho Mary W. Palmer Methodist Episcopal church. Of the women who have given millions of money to churches Mrs. Palmer is about the only one who has received any recognition of the fact that was worth mentioning. Where else in Protestant Christendom is a church named for a woman? Miss Elizabeth Bisland says that the most beautiful people on earth are in Singapore. Their eyes are like jewels, their complexions like polished bronze, and their walk and carriage like that of gods and goddesses. The men are even more beautiful than the .women. In saying this Miss Bisland states a fact in race development. Among savages and uncivilized peoples the men are always taller proportionally, handsomer and more finely formed than the women. In the progress of evolution man gets his development first. Woman has not yet had her complete development in any race. But it will come. The law represents only widowers, says The Woman’s Journal. TDE RELIGIOUS WORLD. Notes and News Gathered From all Quarters. The Cumberland Presbyterian Chnrch and Its Dissent From the Westminister Conference—Revised Standard of Faith Made in I SSS. Is the Reason of the Prejudice Against Women Boarders? AJbout this time of the year you see in tibe newspapers advertisements offering pleasant, airy rooms to summer boarders, “gentlemen preferred.” In most cases the boarding houses thus advertising are run by women themselves, who thus sef before the world publicly an example or discriminating cruelly and bitterly against their own sex. How can we ever expect men to do justice to women when we ourselves treat each other like that? I am ’satisfied there is no reason for this discrimination except a cruel prejudice, far fetched, from times that were worse than pagan. Women boarding house keepers! if you never did a disinterested act in the course of your hard worked lives begin now, and for the sake of your own sex never insert lifeful    in    aa advertisement again. I know it is not mach fan If! had my choice T HE Cumberland Presbyterian church was organized in ISIG. The three ministers who were the founders were expelled from the Presbyterian church of that day because of their rejection of the doctrines of election and reprobation as taught in the Westminster Confession of Faith. In 1813 the church ha I so increased as to form three presbyteries. These presbyteries met in that year and constituted a synod, which at once formulated and published a brief statement of their points of dissent from the Westminster confession. They are as follows: That there are no eternal reprobates. That Christ died not for a part only tnt for all mankind. That all infants dying in infancy are saved through Christ and the sanctification of the Spirit. That the Spirit of God operates on the world, or as co-extensivelv as Christ has made atonement, in such a manner as to leave all men inexcusable. In 1814 a Confession of Faith was adopted, which is mainly the Westminster confession, with the doctrines of predestination, unconditional election, reprobation and limited atonement eliminated therefrom. This remained the standard of faith of the chnrch until 1881, when a committee was appointed to form an entirely new creed, which in 1883 was adopted by the almost unanimous vote of its general assembly. A few extracts from this last confession are here given: ON THE DECREES OF GOD. God, for the manifestation of his glory and goodness, by the most wise and holy counsel of his own will, freely and unehangahly ordained or determined what he himself would do, what he would require his intelligent creatures to do, and what should he the awards, respectively, of the obedient and the disobedient. Though all divine decrees nay not be revealed to men, yet it is certain that God has decreed nothing contrary to his revealed will or written word. ON DIVINE INFLUENCE. God the Father haviug set forth his son, Jesus Christ, as a propitiation for the sins of the world, does most graciously vouchsafe a manifestation of the holy Spirit with the same intent to every man. This call of the holy Spirit is purely of God's free grace alone, and not Iwvause of human merit, and is antecedent to all desire, purpose and intention on the J Wirt of the sinner to come to Christ; so that while it is possible for all to be saved with it none can be saved without it. I call is not irresistible but is effectual in those only who, in penitence and faith, freely surrender themselves wholly to Christ, 'he only name whereby men can be saved. ON THS SALVATION OF INFANTS. All persons dying in infancy, and all j>ersons who have never had the faculty of reason, are regenerated and saved. —Churchman. ore of their paints. They became adept* at the illuminating art. The text of the book is in the Latin vulgate, except that the Acts of the Apostles are put after St. Paul's epistle to tits Hebrews. There are many contractions hi the prin dng which are hard to make out, even to Latin and Biblical students. The cover is of maplewood, covered on the outside with hogskin, over which flourishes and fancy stamp work have been embossed. The corners of the cover are protected by solid brass castings. Another of these metal ornaments lug been fastened to the middle of the back and the fragments of brass clasps are still hanging to the Bible. In those days durability was aimed at in binding far more than it is now. Father Lambing says that this Bible is five years older than Martin Luther. Luther was Kira Nov. 5, 1483, and the book was printed November, 1478. He says it is probably one of those old books which were chained in the monasteries. "Where Women Fail, and Why. Practical business men, as a nile, do not feel much interest in or respect for the efforts of women who, while they would compete on a business arena, ref nae to be governed by business methods. There is a demand for home made pickles and preserves at a fair business profit, bat only a few women who can but partially supply the demand have taken advantage of it. "Women, as a rule, fail in this work for two reasons. First, because ttyey do not do their work by exact methods, which always give a uniform result, but by a species of guesswork, which requires that every lot of goods shall be sampled. Secondly, they are anxious for sn immense return from their goods at once and usually overestimate the price. They are often in such need of money before they begin to work that they cannot afford to put their goods before the public as a business man does and expect no income till they are well introduced. They therefore come under the head of objects of charity rather than as independent business workers.— New York Tribune. The Methodist Sisterhood. The movement in the direction of a Methodist sisterhood is rapidly taking a tangible form. A private conference of leading Wesleyans has been held, at which a council of advice was formed. Dr. Stephenson, of the Children's home, has received £500 from Mr. Mewbum to start with, and a house is to be taken near Victoria Park capable of accommodating ten or twelve sisters, who will bo bound by no vows, but •who are expected to spend a considerable number of years in tile work. The sisters are to devote themselves to ministering to the sick poor, evangelistic visitation and to moral and spiritual education in connection with orphanages and industrial schools. The cost is estimated at £500 per annum. At tin* other end of London Mrs. Price Hughes has received offers of personal service from many more ladies than the two houses now' in occupation can accommodate. An appeal is mad© to Methodist ladies to provide the funds for another house.—Churchman. A Belle’* Discovery. That pink and white young woman was Miss Mabel Wright, who has been called such a beauty, and who was more than ever talked about when she married the divorced brother-in-law of the Duchess of Manchester. Her hair was exquisite, being that perfect blonde so seldom seen except on tile heads of babies, but she lacked expression. Her discovery was very funny. One morning at Narragansett one of the gilded youths went in bathing very early. Suddenly as he was .swimming far out there seemed to come from the depths of the deep blue sea a mermaid, whose long yellow hair was floating in the water. ■With his mouth full of salt it was rather difficult for a stuttering young man to speak, but he managed to gasp out: “Are you Venus?’’ Nobody knows what she answered to this, but an introduction to two or three fashionable s?omen over at Newport followed, and Miss Mabel Wright got in the swim from knowing how to float successfully. Skillful, wasn’t it?—New YtskLettec._ The most obstinate cases of catarrh are cored by the nee of Dfs Cream Balm. the cold ta theheadit is magical. It gives relief From Spurgeon. It is always wise to bo willing to be instructed, especially when such instruction tends to the salvation of the soul. Oh, how wise, how infinitely wise, is obedience to Jesus, and how dreadful is the folly of those who continue to be his ♦mamies! Fear without joy is torment, and joy without holy fear would be presumption. Our faith may be slender as a spider’s thread, but if it l>e real we are in our own measure blessed. The more we trust the more fully shall we know this blessedness. True wisdom, fit for kings and judges, lies in obeying Christ. The dragon lost his sting when ho dashed it into the sonl of Jesus. Answers to prayer are sweet cordials for the soul. We need not fear a frowning world while we rejoice in a prayer hearing God. The quietude of a man s Kart by faith in God is a higher sort of work than the natural resolution of manly courage, for it is the gracious operation of God’s holy spirit upholding a man above nature, and therefore the Lord must have all the glory of it. A child of God startles at the very thoughtof despairing of help in God. A g<$6d conscience can sleep in the mouth of a cannon. True grace can be shot at, but can never lie shot through. The best of men need mercy as truly as the worst of men. Sinners are never satisfied; their gaping mouths are turned in every direction, their empty hearts are ready to drink in any fine delusion which impostors may invent; and when these fail they soon yield to despair, and declare that there is no good thing in either heaven or earth. A CURIOUS OLD BIBLE. Hic Rev. Father Lambing, of Wilking*-burg, Ta., the Possessor of It. What is probably the oldest copy of :he Scriptures in the United States is a very curious Bible in the possession of the Rev. Father A. A. Lambing, the historian of Wilkinsburg, Pa. It is a folio in size. containing about 900 pages of heavy parchment (sheep), and bears a marked resemblance to the first Bibles printed by Guttenberg when he invent-sd printing. The Bibles printed at first by Guttenberg (in 1450 and 1455) are described as “quarto in size, double columns, the initial letters of the chapters being executed with the pen in colors.” Father Lambing’s Bible was printed in 1478, and is therefore one of the earliest specimens of printing. The letters are in large Gothic style and the hand illuminated work is simply beautiful. The gilt painting, after the lapse of time, is as clean and pretty and bright as though put on only yesterday. Chemistry today is said to possess no materials which will maintain a red color any length of time, and here in this Bible the flourishes aud initial letters is red have withstood the ravages of time for more than 400 years and are still brilliant. The monks had some secret in the mixt- Fresby terian. Tho United Presbyterian church has conformed its statistical inquiry this year to the schedule of the census office. It reports 865 congregations, 103,921 church members, 815 churches, with seating capacity for 263.303, and valued at $5,036,764. Dr. McCosb says that he has known young men at Princeton to decline to become Presbyterian ministers in consequence of their unwillingness to accept tho confession. They would seem to have been men with a conscience. The English Presbyterian church has now in China twenty ordained European missionaries, ten medical and sixteen lady missionaries, tho number of communicants in connection with the church being 3,572. The cause of Presbyterianism is looking up in tho Adirondaeks. Under the missionary labors of Rev. R. G. McCarthy there are now eight preaching places. An edifice costing $5,000 is going up at Saranac Lake to be dedicated in July, and a committee of the presbytery expects soon to organize a church there. Three other church buildings are to be erected iii the neighborhood this fall or next spring. Th** Decrease In Education. President Boone, of Indiana university, in a history of education, says that of the 6,500 students at present in theological seminaries less than one-fourth are graduates of colleges. The proportion of partially educated men is increasing. Many can remember when the decided majority of theological students consisted of college graduates. Less than twenty years the number had fallen to one-third. The Targum recently expressed its regret that so large a part of tho men in tho Theological seminary at New Brunswick had not taken a college course. Perhaps necessity compels many to shorten the course of Study. If so it is desirable that it be removed as far as possible. A minister has need of a thorough education.— Christian Intelligencer. Bishop Taylor’* Mission*. Bishop William Taylor’s Methodist Episcopal missions in South America are warmly indorsed by the Methodist Gospel in All Lands for May. There are five stations in Chili and two in Brazil. During the last ten years about $120,000 in gold has been invested in building colleges, schools and churches and furnishing them. During these ten years over twenty missionaries have been constantly at work, and there are now twenty-eight or twenty-nine in the field. All have hail self support, and some of the stations have had $20,000 surplus over self support, all of which has been invested in the work. RELIGIOUS GLEANINGS. Nearly 205 churches and 9,000 conversions arc* reported by the missionaries of the American Sunday School union as the results of their efforts in planting union Sunday schools in the past two years. Since 1824 the society has started 85,896 Sunday schools, with a membership when started of 4,155,897. In South Carolina, as early as 1762, a Society for the Relief of Widows and Children of the Clergy was formed, and it is believed to lie the first one formed in this country, or perhaps in the world. It is notable that it was not necessary then to say Hie widows of “deceased clergymen,” for it was not understood in those days how they could be widows of clergymen who were not deceased. In tho* seven Baptist theological seminaries of this country there are 658 students. At Centerville, O., 168 accessions have been made to tho Methodist church since conference. Old Zion church of New York city has been sold, it is said, to the South chnrch (Dutch Reformed) for $300JKX). The South church traces its lineage back to the Dutch church of the Rev. Everapdns Bogardns of 1633, the first Christian church built upon Manhattan island. The receipts of the board of foreign missions of the Reformed chnrch for the year just closed were about $117,000, an excess of nearly $24 JKK) overlie previous year. The debt of the board has been * reduced from $23,500 to $16,500. A Students’ Missionary union has been formed in England. It is to band together the students who feel called to foreign missionary work, and to seek to increase their number. Each member signs the following: “Students’ Missionary onion declaration. Ifr is my earnest hope, if God permit, to engage in foreign mission work. Here am I;'send ma.” Dr. Howard Taylor, son of the Rev. J. Hudson Taylor, is secretary. The Rev. Hiram Bingham, of the Yale college class of 1853, has completed translation of the Bible into the guage of the Gilbert (Pacific) Islands. In and near Cesarea (Western Ti Mission A. BUC. F. M.) Societies of Christian Endeavor are doing the rn work among the missionary chore that is done by similar societies in United States. The number of ministers trained' Rev. C. H. Sxmrgeon’s Pastors’ and sent ont to labor in the ministry I now reached 828. Of these 673 are i living and preaching in various parts the world. A leading Japanese newspaper, Hochi Shiinlmn, declares that ity is slowly but steadily making ress in Japan, never retrograding for) instant. The future of Buddhism, says, is indeed in periL Bucklin’* Arnica Salve. The best salve in the world for bruises, sores, ulcers, salt rheum, sores, tetter, chapped hands, chill corns and all skin eruptions, and tively cures piles, or no pay req! is guaranteed to give perfect sat! or money refunded. Price 25 cc box. For sale at Henry’s drug 0       L- There never wa- a woman WI thing to benefit herself that she claim that she was doing it for fit of some one else. ;

  • Amy Colebrook
  • Antonio Gassol
  • Del Prado
  • Don Angel
  • Don Walter
  • Don Walter Arroyo
  • Elizabeth Bisland
  • Emily Winchester
  • Father A. A. Lambing
  • Hiram Bingham
  • Howard Taylor
  • J. Hudson Taylor
  • Jesus Christ
  • Juliet Carson
  • Mabel Wright
  • Martin Luther
  • Mary W. Palmer
  • Price Hughes
  • Walter Arroyo
  • William Henry Bisnoi
  • William Taylor

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Publication: Burlington Hawk Eye

Location: Burlington, Iowa

Issue Date: June 22, 1890

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