The following are excellent and entirely harmless coloring agents for the purposes named:

Red

Cochineal syrup prepared as follows:

Cochineal, in coarse

powder........... 6 parts

Potassium carbonate 2 parts

Distilled water...... 15 parts

Alcohol............ 12 parts

Simple syrup enough

to make.........500 parts

Rub up the potassium carbonate and the cochineal together, adding the water and alcohol, little by little, under constant trituration. Set aside over night, then add the syrup and filter.

Pink

Carmine............ 1 part

Liquor potassę...... 6 parts

Rose water, enough

to make ......... 48 parts

Mix. Should the color be too high, dilute with water until the requisite tint is acquired.

Orange

Tincture of red sandalwood, 1 part; ethereal tincture of orlean, quantity sufficient. Add the tincture of orlean to the sandalwood tincture until the desired shade of orange is obtained.

A red added to any of the yellows gives an orange color.

The aniline colors made by the "Aktiengesellschaft fur Anilin - Fabrikation," of Berlin, are absolutely non-toxic, and can be used for the purposes recommended, i. e., the coloration of syrups, cakes, candies, etc., with perfect confidence in their innocuity.

Pastille Yellow

Citron yellow II...... 7 parts

Grape sugar, first

quality........... 1 part

White dextrine...... 2 parts

Sap-Blue Paste

Dark blue..........     3 parts

Grape sugar.........     1 part

Water..............     6 parts

Sugar-Black Paste

Carbon black........     3 parts

Grape sugar.........     1 part

Water..............     6 parts

Cinnabar Red.*—

Scarlet.............   65 parts

White dextrine......   30 parts

Potato flour.........     5 parts

Bluish Rose.*—

Grenadine..........   65 parts

White dextrine......   30 parts

Potato flour.........     5 parts

Yellowish Rose

Rosa II.............   60 parts

Citron yellow........     5 parts

White dextrine......   30 parts

Potato flour.........     5 parts