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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 12, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta I. Q "ndllSIl O 'The feathered Mmiaelites.'V years- aso ar.rhighty plague- caterpillars fell upon of. American- shade tress.-.the-.pride of. city parks and of etin. Holm'es Into a single" stanza- the national affec- tion for Tlie broad 121111'. sain mJslross oJ the plain, whose circlins: siiado-.v speaks..c. century's relgc. Wreathes iil-ilie clouds, 1 A forest TvavJnfrcm a single atera. .it- was but natural- that throughout; country the'--depredation ot the -lg- noble; invader "should .distress.: -.Ff resters and surdensrs -took coun-eliiagfcLher ,and sent dismayed -Jis- PCJentLfru pf 3 yins would'-save the- from impending: de- struction.- -Branches wera shorn of "leaves; park promenades and the'finest anfli'easterii.-states were defiled the- sulphur g-ines dlfl' not' abate the" nuisance "one .v-'hit. '-v -._'-...-- In ft evident- nn ill-advised) har.tir.uluarist.-laid, before, the'authpritiesi'that had the.matter -un- der consideration.-., the. plan of importing wliar. we call "KngliFh Is too .late to change the name now. ".nit I believe that, he came- to -from 'Germany. This" was vshatva learned net- u'ralist told me'one summer in as we stooS together at'-the window of a. drawing room in.rai easlem city, oyjfr- "lookins'.a, fine park shaded 'by noble elms.. in which- we- were emerged .in elctarly man; one-'of-the? richest of the city fathers, -with a.-bag-of- mixed srnin jj, jjj; hand. tiptoed gingerly to the side-walk, not would bene- lit.-anti-bapou--tossing handfuis-of 'jrrairi to 'the isldcwulk and into the gufters.- whi-ve 'chirped arid fluttered perhaps a- dozen Tn a minute fifty-were' about his greedily "it food incidentally at eaca "looking .like a "shower of brown leaves from, the melancholy trees overhead. "He 'cloes that-every'morning." said I. smiling. "You see that they know and expect him. And he is one of hundreds. Our -upon ali good citizens to follow his example. An editorial in one of the papers last night forth 4 he humanity, of caring for the deliverers1 of the city. 'It is -only shak- ing- the 'tajblecloth out of the front win- dow .after each -meal." it v.-em on to say. 'and the pretty creatures are fed.' lly conapanion'. gr'owled. as.d- frowned.. "Ttie day is they will -see the folly' and the-mischiefs of, it aliL I li-ved'in GJermoiiy. i'ie'n .-years, ana 1 know the wretches'-'-T-hey are the ruin of fields -.and 'of orchards. Cherry trees vines" small fruits with nets in Germany and England; the Downers would set any harvest from them. They 'drive away song-birds and build- nests just where It- moves them, without re- gard to "aouefcwifftly neatness and quiet. A1 noisy quarrelsome race they, are! "What evil genius- Inspired the- .idea ot bringing them over the Atlantic. I do know. I do know that, mslae "of twenty years, they will be recogaized .as a public The growl was deeper and the frown dartcer when I mischievously points' out to him miniature chalets in .-every -tree, "bearing-the name of-a firm: of en- terprising hatters. They; were pretty- imitations of che Swiss cottage, even to the chimneys and mock-dies on the roof. They were put there by the consent of the municipal with-liosp't- able and advertising. and .every chalet had its tenants. The sparrows been then domesticated with a. local- "a; epi-- and wboae, Jiospitality isvpvover-, -bial, exclaJsnedvat-- the-bare sujrjrestion, ae indulgently: v idea, pleasant to me. Te_t not grub-devourer docs, he eat his weight, a.oay as-the catbird dp.- 1 had a" I paid the little negroes .to catch june- biiss" for him.' ..Jle'-'a-vera-ged. ninety a, day. Tlie before-he would touch carrfoh-: He Is'.srfliriuilvor- oii3 and, "cleanly taking- a bath; whenever he .can. nna water.- He-Is -always and -I-assure you. upon.the word ofL who and enjoyed, him, a..toothsome 'morsel. Tt. came .to .mjv-.'ears ;.froni'-.a source-1 could not..doubt that at cftrtam popular restaurants .sparrows are served, up under the name of "the" To-ar-lamo-us" r6ws.' are caught by the- shallow frame, covered 4he bottom, is set in lot or yard. It may be six feet square and deep. "In one sicte doo-r with -a spring, and 'to long: string. door' -vrithin ia covered1 or-' other grain and-the-end. of .carried" in to the nearest through, a, hole in a lerice; 'Ininter5 .lies 'in'-wait ;behind the or far side of Is full of "the- no each intent upon all for ,hiniPelf-, ana ..'Oetting-'- his- mates -get the string- is sprinif to with' a, game :is trapped. Jiave their own.'for and gunners" can. knock- 'over dozen with one load, of. .The the compressicsf, .lief, arieat' bills' within "tiie of the'1. John" incf ease set her own netted and: .birds for a dinner anyV'fl rations from.; field' io'd "sir-. -In severe weather- the .not scorn, to -seek a. IMng .doors. v.He freleht -where mnd .hops. very .porches; -rritten to rae. of trespasses sought relief r answer the- zesst' 11 i 1 EXGHANGE IMPORTANT NOTICE of the enormous -fj number'of letters sent to the Exchange. I must ask contributors fo limit thsir com- '.-inuHieations' wo-rds, except cases of formulas or recipes Which require greater space. I '.toant all my correspondents to .'have a showing rtt? Corner. t'f my request in thit: rcsocct 'ia complied with' it will oc possi- ble to print many -more letters. Put ling Up Plums WILL you kindly let me have recipes Tor outtics un plums JJi scmic other way thi-.m? We have quanuties of vhcm llUt: to use tnein in various I have heard butter T'Ju.ii preserve, liut. do not-know ejacth- hovr to orcpare these. Mrs. Ij. F. IF. -Here are my recipes for" putting up "both conserves you fea.r they may be too late for use this sea- eon, although I 'supply them lea-rjiest opp-ortunity. You nray sa.vo tjem for next year: Plum Butter Wash the fruit and put it into the ket- wipinar off the will prevent, them from burning the ekins break. a.n-1 cooic untj] the p'ums arc soft and broken. Rub through the colander to free-the pulp from skins a.nd stones and return the jnico to the fire. Have ready three-quarters of a pound of sugar for-every pound of raw plums, add TO the contents of the kettle and" to a'smooth paste. Put up boiling: hot in patent fruit >ars. seal and keep in a cool, dark place. Preserved Plums Wash and wipe the plutn? and prick each three times with a fork to Icc-ep H from breaking prenraturely. A'low to every pound-of fruit a pound of susar -and a of cold water Cook susar and water to a. olenr syrup; let it %PI a little more than blood warm and put ir. tlio Tjlums: If the syrup be too hnt tlu- skins will burst. Bring to- n. gentle boi: keep this up for twenty minutes utter .it begins, With a perforated sJciin- mcr cup out Ihe fruit carefully ond spread upon broad p'atter.s to cool, ileanwhile bci] the syrup until quite thick, skimming off the risirss scum: pis: in Lho piunit; and let them get vevy hoi- Jlnve fruit and coveri ready 'till with the. fruit and the brim with the hoi I syrup. Seal 'ar.d wrap in thick to preserve ibe'color. They make a. pretly-ancL palatable pre- serve... J Canned R h ub'arb Kindly tt-1! if l here is any, way of putting up rhubarb Tor the .winter -without FiigaTV A. I -know several Housemothers who can rhubarb by the cold-water-process. Hav- iujr eaten it six. months After it wa? tanned tlius. and found it. good. I dare Ofi'er the recipe: Canned With.out Sugar and "Without Heat Scrape tho stalks' carefullj-- ami cut into inch lengths. Scaid the cans ana tqos_ with tht.1 .rubbers, and put -them into a deep boiler, ai cold water. Pill the can wiili the frail s'still uuddf water) make sure each is brimming- full OL' and clap on the rubbers add tops without lifting- the jars' Into The air. It is best to do all this faucet ninnirjff "told fresh -water. Wipe the Jars: wrap, eaoh :n thick paper and set in f, cool cellar or closet. The pliiioaophj' of the operation is tliat the air is excluded perms are admitted from outer atmos- phere. Water bacteria would seem to be comparatively innocuous to the fruit. Snails Fronn a ion? and highiv interesting- letter, excluded wiih regret from the Exchange for n6 'fault except the ac- cident of length, I -extract a, sentence: 'Wil' you -kindly publish" rrclpes for fctvl- Ins. prcparlnp and cooklns ansils: also fnr sea-urchins, pvcferably from French, creolc or I yield to the temptation of tran- scribing a tiny Wt_ .of .description of Ciimare and sky home on llio Pacilic coast: an oyster stotv. First they were brought to" a boil- and this waa kept up rive ininutes: then hot milk was added, with a rous of tloiir ar.d butter; pepper a.nd to taste-, and after a minute's boil the stew was served A bearded Russian nobleman wbo--was. in the south of France for his health or-vo'ured bowlful--; daily of the "co- iiuillep." by the advice of a specialist in tubercular affections, l tried 'dili- sently not to look at him while "ne- was rhup employed. This is absolutely the extent of my knowledge ot" the- branch ot culinary -science cl" you would kr.ov.- more. Hat since "les are a favorite article of. dice wiui thousands of i-ures. and %ve have accomplished Creole cooks amonpr our readers, may we tioi hope for the coveted recipes? And do vi01 forgft the sea urchins. that we are catechised as to the reeding- of the snails. and" stiff, form into-cutlets with the hands, patting imo shape; roll in beaten egg-, then in cracker crnmbs, and set upon the ica for an hour or more be- fore frying in hot far. Drain in a colander and servo m once. Unless unusually large, five or six cutlets may be made from :L pair of sweetbreads. At the present -market prices they are an expensive luxury. Hard Scap "To Kill Flics ur rf'i'-injuouon ficil or niufcli. atyl aro the- adRiiratjcm .inrt Ihci despair or poc-: anr, pointer. D A Frenchworfsai boardoU slewed s .V. Cnl whom 1 iis .is ono 'T am tola that ynu i-.av.1 ijurinr summer iniblislioi] a foniiulM. for n mixture to be put into the f.'raoks .of woodwork and floors thni will Jtrstroj- and vermin. of iho inprcJipTits a quart of Iverosene. If you could let TOP ir should !ie very grateful.. T wish to "set rid o: sand fiens. GEORGE T- fpattcr.ejn. Your informant was I have never heard of the mixture you speak of. The inventor should rtrap'a fortune from the sales thereof and be rich in'the gratitude of Housewives" far and near. If know of the priceless prep- aration, they will oblige the-Exchange as. a whole by communicating- tlie secret to us. Sweetbread Cutlets K-ntlly- publish a roclpo 'or finlett--. and how many cne pair of sweetbreads wii: mako. B. B (Owyr.cciil, Pa.'. Blanch a pair of swsothi-c.Tilp by lay- ing in 6.-3lu'in.yr water ami to'a boll. Throw tiiem riu-n into ice-cold wa- ter and 'c-avfl until rhoy co'd nr.ii stiff. Mince very Make a of a ttibVprhirmrn! and n soant spoonfi.-i of ficitir -T-'H! stir a Jialf-cupfu; of wliiie siock ma-le n-Oin vcnl .-iiii-keu. Xow stir in the rnineo.-l run! cool; for one minute. Art.! yoik.s of take from :ho fire an.i turn upon a to cool. When cold I inclose my recipe, for rr-akins hard suuri. willed I have maju for yeari. It never bucket v.r.Ur. 3 pounds of 'it. 1 Liox of Eoil all -.osetlK-r until it is ihirk ani! ropy like malaises candy. txvo hours. be UoileJ iiri ii-.i.i kettle. Tlie lye will ai'y metal. I ii wuotjeu j'our isiin is the soap, uovor ii and. lei it staiui uiuil next day. Then I cut it larm; cnkps spread it out to dry. Ji will n.u unficr-ihree- months. Soap mai'. this rocinc will float 2Ktl is t.iitj very l ever used for the laundry. Care must be: not-to fait inlo the pot the .WS7, is in making. It would bo sare dMth. when it ijeglns to 'coil. I in n'ith best wishes for you and the Exch.inpc. V. (Lo'JisT-illc. Ky.K have been toitl by other house- mothers that be beaten up as one Tfh'ns esrcp. in order to make it float. A veteran housekeeper, -who has had forty years' experience' in soap- makinjr, here tells a." dlfCercnt story. Her recipe is simple and well put to- pether, I -wve a memory of seeing soap made half n. century ajo without otVior ingredients thiin thope she enumerates. But our lye was homemade, the drip- pings from the sot upon a. rude frame of sticks outsiue the back' kitchen door. The product ot the do- mestic Inilusiry WMS often white and made a aeiioMuMy smooth lather, but it did not float: Mint and Tomato Wine A. I IIS" tn n recipe fnr c-X- from And f'TV f-T :ctnaio Mrs .T I Jamestown. 1, Mir.i-'e vcn- anrt liiro'.ipfh your firo.-'s. T.'snn up ir. a ' finrt pinbjec: to a very If yon lo use a mefiiflnc, ihti1 ml'H in whi-ky or noo-l brandy 2. Keforrcrl. is r.ot known to :nc. go through the Common with long poles to tear down tho nests wherever they are espied. In a Xew Jersey town it was found necessarv 10 tear down the beautiful mantle of ivy from a church because ihe chirping: and shrieking of the multitude ot sparrows which had built in The leafy, covert were a serious disturbance lo the worshipers during service. The excerpts from the editorial in a Virsr'n'a paper testify to liie disestceni Ln "farther south. This same editorial asserts plainly that 1 he is useless R.S insect destroyer We who recoJicdt why he was brought to our shores know that he made y.o Mule, headway ir. the destructiyn of '.Ue oatcrpillarp thai wo had to rely upon the n-Ttaral. st'irdy constitution of our "empress" Lu rise ;ibov: the injuries infiienvi hy ;he tiny Thu plapue was snulqaliy wiihoui. ot" the- f.otorioi'.sly r.i-sK'ftetl Hi-': doty which their only on this side of I P'.ipposi-' Uii> wnrriis j't-inovc''.! to s'niH' Mlior region and chanced th-'-ir ccrtnln it is ihat we have not !0 our grain-lover for rid Df they often appear under that guise. Those who have been Imposed upon by these; affirm that they did not suspect the cheat when eating them. They are every whit as savory, and ay plump and tender. Our cooK was not surprised when ray wife broached the subject of a sparrow It transpired that" Chloft had often eaten the bird. and. as she observed sensibly, they are cjuite as re- spectable as the snowbirds our boys trap by" The score in winter. So we had the pie! I have eaten lark pies in Eng-'.and and robin pies in America, and we decided the spat row pasty to be as jrood In flvory way The birds were as fat as butter, tender, and in flavor as delicate a? any broiling; c'licken. my faint grSnt That they about stables? and ma- nure heans" But what Of your barn- yurd fowl, who is. encouraged to 1'rr- quftnt the vioir.ity thai1, h" may pick out the- ?t-ciln from '.ho -iin'ragran: II'e Is the farmer's friend, sparrow rnitfVit be the same, if he would confine himself (O As it. is. is a piratical arnb. ami must nod draw .the 'birds }ce for several Then saucepan and clover '-with or -beef or Umb. Coo-lc. for hiat an hour. paprika aua-fiet until perfectly .cold. Have M bake-dish and "jeood-i biscuJt: raihei- rich. ibeir neclcs- toward the outside; ttheitai'ls-" in the e'en each breaat'aBd-scattdr-ilne-y Iy-roiaced salt pork the yravy with. -over the 'birds- Fit- cut a slit in and? ed -with 'stout for half Then-lift .the paper- Inl-. Virginia, "-they. oyster, into, the -.body ot each Wwt rffc; A' more elaborate Die'ifitf w -witJi. the addition ot: nej'3. .-cut .into. ...amaHl' pieces: -6 :also ,cut chopped olives. and chopped. Pour proceed directed 5 recipe.- "_'" I dare engaKe. that bow fastidious-in Ws prejudice the feathered Ishmaelite as an ..article, of diet; --wHl -not suspect his presence-'to'the-" aforesaid dish, unless; you take him. Into confidence beforehand-: Boasted" Sparravi V Clean and oti'er- game birds. -Instead-', of the usual lay within each' an -oyster rolled ;in -hi elted butter., then. in breadcrumbs.. Bind the birds .into shape-.; t with "soft- cotton-- Lay. a-round'of -toast-' each bird and cook in the. coy.- ered roaster, basting, freely with butter.t and -water. .Cook twenty -serve toast.- -v --1-- FAMILYMEM.S FORAWEEE BREAKFAST cereal and cream.- -potato "bive toact. tea Jellied tontue. sruJTcd brown bread celery said apple and cheese. cocoa. -French onioti soup, -with Torbshlre puddlns. spinach' browned sweqt potatoes, baked chocolate- cake, black coffee. cereal and cream. .poach'ed on toast, Frenclx rolli, fee and tea. LUNCHEON" Fried brains, chopped swett potatoen baked white potatoes.- bread- and butter, cut thla; pudding. Tomato crtam, soup-, -lamb ween peas, baked, hcmlny Tcuddinf, black coffee.. ._ j. BREAKFAST Sliced pineapple, careal and .toast, .tea. roufflns. split, and toasted; fried tomatoes, coohtce-and mar- malade. tea. Tapioca, soup. Sunday's beef over a. la tvitli ralsius and nuts: jpinach souffle fa ccrrots, tipsy pudding, black "WED-NESDAY. BREAKFAST Baked apple3. cereal and cream, fish- cakes, corji bread, toast, tea and coffee; Mince of beet and 'potato (a. buttered rice with the from yes- terday's roast served -with ir, toasted corn, bread (a, -warm brcad and AmerJcaa cheese, tea. Testerdaj-'a soup, imitatior; terrapin headt. fried mashed po- priino and nut jelly with maca- roons, black coffee. THURSDAY BREAKFAST Oranges, cereal and cream, halibut biscuits, toast, tea and Creamed fish 'a stewed :o- rnatoes. potato putt (a fruit pears and grapes, tea. DIXNER ilock turtle soup (based tipon liquor in calf's head vrau hamburg steaks KarnisheJ -with Tried banaaas, squash. succotash, orange fritters, "black coilce, BREAKFAST Grapes, cereal and cream, fricc! scallops, waffles and honey, wait, ica and coffee. LUNCHEON Cheese fondu, succotash ba'ced ('a left- potatoes bollcrt vrholc with builo- and parsley sauce, cornsiarch pudding1, DINNER lo coffee. SATUBUAY 1 nr.ICAKFAST antJ i-rtsajn. plain omelet, sj-rup. 'fa. Vt and :ind cheese-. 1 .im ci-cdibly informed noiurjlists From Iiim loarnod how the srifir- c.-iku, .Thursday, voal .'tn'iD-t. Riston bnktd salsify Indian meal p-jddins, black ;