Dutch crushed sugar. 10 pounds Cried horehound leaves 2 ounces

Cream of tartar...... 3/4 ounce

Water.............. 2 quarts

Anise-seed flavoring, quantity sufficient. Pour the water on the leaves and let it gently simmer till reduced to 3 pints; then strain the infusion through muslin, and add the liquid to the sugar. Put the pan containing the syrup on the fire, and when at a sharp boil add the cream of tartar. Put the lid on the pan for 5 minutes; then remove it, and let the sugar boil to stiff boil degree. Take the pan off the fire and rub portions of the sugar against the side until it produces a creamy appearance; then add the flavoring. Stir all well, and pour into square tin frames, previously well oiled.

Menthol Cough Drops

Gelatin............. 1 ounce

Glycerine (by weight) 2.5 ounces Orange-flower water.. 2.5 ounces

Menthol............ 5 grains

Rectified spirits...... 1 drachm

Soak the gelatin in the water for 2 hours, then heat, on a water bath until dissolved, and add 1.5 ounces of glycerine. Dissolve the menthol in the spirit, mix with the remainder of the glycerine, add to the glyco-gelatin mass, and pour into an oiled tin tray (such as the lid of a biscuit box). When the mass is cold divide into 10 dozen pastilles.

Menthol pastilles are said to be an excellent remedy for tickling cough as well as laryngitis. They should be freshly prepared, and cut oblong, so that the patient may take half of one, or less, as may be necessary.

Violet Flavor for Candy

Violet flavors, like violet perfumes, are very complex mixtures, and their imitation is a correspondingly difficult undertaking. The basis is vanilla (or vanillin), rose, and orris, with a very little of some pungent oil to bring up the flavor. The following will give a basis upon which a satisfactory flavor may be built:

Oil of orris.......... 1 drachm

Oil of rose.......... 1 drachm

Vanillin ........... 2 drachms

Cumarin........... 30 grains

Oil of clove.......... 30 minims

Alcohol............. 11 ounces

Water.............. 5 ounces

Make a solution, adding the water last.