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THE NATIONAL TllLBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. C, SEPTEMBER J 7, 1881.
For The Natioxai, Tkihune.
THE BEGGAR BOY.
I'm a poor little lad, with nobody to care for me.
Sadly I wander the world up and down ;
When e'er I am happy, though seldom I dare to be,
People who pass me look savage and frown.
For I'm only a tramp
Bearing poverty's stamp.
And gruflly the folk chide me day after day.
Till T wish I might die,
As I shall by and by.
And go, O, most anywhere out of the way.
I'm a poor little lad, and a hard time T have of it.
Striving to gather a crumb here and there.
I never can steal, but I don't like to beg a bit.
Yet T can't live upon nothing but air.
1 am willing to work,
Nor my duty would shirk.
But people don't want such a mite of a boy.
So I hungry must go,
While my heart, filled with woe.
Is perishing daily for one gleam of joy.
I'm alone little lad; but 1 onec had a mother dear.
Gently she eared for me, patient and true;
And were she but with me I'd ne'er shed another tear
Never could hunger my footsteps pursue.
But she sickened and died.
And since then, far and wide
I've wandered through summer's beat, storms, and
But I'll meet her one day.
As she oft' xitiil to say.
Where even earth's beggars share riches untold.
I am Phil Morris, fourteen years olil, and the
youngest clerk in Covert Savings-Bauk. The
cashier is my uncle Jack, and he began at the
bottom, where I am, when he was a hoy. He
says that a hoy had better grow up with a coun
try bank than go West and grow up with the
country. He thinks there's more money in it.
"If there's anything m you,'' he said one day,
"you'll work your way up to be bank president
some time." And I guess its better to be presi
dent of a country bank than to be President of
the United States. Anyway, you wouldn't have
to be shot before folks began to find out that you
were doing your level best to keeiJjfhings straight.
Uncle Jack says and docs such queer things some
times that people say he's odd. They tell about
his being so wrapped up in our bank that he never
had time to hunt up a wife. I notice, though,
that when father and mother died, and left me a
wee little baby, Uncle Jack found time to bring
me up, and give me a good education to boot.
Oh, he's as good as gold or government bonds.
Uncle Jack is.
We live in rooms over the bank, where old .Mrs.
Halstead keeps house for us. Underneath, we do
the business. There's heaps of money in our two
"big vaults. Last summer and, mind you, this
was while was away on vacation two men
"broke into the building. They came up stairs,
and into Uncle Jack's room. One had a bull's
eye lantern that he flashed in Uncle Jack's face
as he sat up in bed, and the other pointed a big
pistol right at his head.
"Tell us where the vault keys are. or I'll shoot
you," he said.
"Oh, Uncle Jack,' I broke in, when he was
telling me about it, " what did you do? '
""What would you have done?" he asked, in
his odd way.
"I know what I wouldn't have done,' I an
swered him, straightening up a bit "I wouldn't
have given 'em the keys."
"Ah!"' Uncle Jack says, kind of half doubtful,
and then went on: ''Well, I told them to shoot
awav. And thev knew as well as I did that
shooting wouldn't bring them the keys. So
when they found they couldn't frighten me, the
scoundrels tied me, and went off in a rage, with
my watch and pocket-book."
This was last summer. One night along in the
fall Uncle Jack started off down town. "It's
Lodge night, and I may not be back until late."
ihe said. "Yon won't mind staying alone a
reat boy like you." And of course I said No."'
But somehow, after Mrs. Halstead went to bed.
1 found I did mind it. 1 don't know what made
me feel so fidgety. Perhaps it was reading about
a bank robbery in Bolton, which is the next town
to Covert. It was thought to be the work of Slip
pery Jim. it notorious burglar. And while 1 was
thinking abour it. I dozed off in Uncle Jack's
"Ow-w-w! 1 sung out all at once. And if
you'd woke up of a sudden to see a rough-looking
man, with a slouch hat pulled over his eyes,
standing right in front of you. you'd have done
the same. "What what do you want here?" I
sort of gasped ; and 1 tried to speak so he wouldn't
Jiear my teeth knock together.
" The vault, keys where arc they? ' he answers,
short and gruff. And then he kind of motioned
with his hand I suppose to show the revolver he
1 was pretty badly scared: but all the same. I
'didn't mean he should have those vault keys, if
ftieshot the top of my head off.
"Come, hurry up," he said, with a sort of grin.
And I noticed then that he had red whiskers, and
some of his upper front teeth were gone, so that
he didn't speak his word.s plain.
"I should know you anywhere," I thought.
"Strategy. Phil Morris," I said to myself, bracing
up inside: for a story I'd read about how a lady
caught a live burglar came across me like a Hash.
"Please don't shoot, sir," I began to say. with all
sorts of demi-semi-(iiavcrs in my voice "please
don't: indeed 111 show you where they're kept."
So making believe to shake all over, I took the
lamp, and led the way into Cnclc Jack's bedroom.
"The k-k-k-eys are in th-there, sir," I told him.
You should have seen how my fingers trembled
when I pointed to the little store-room that
opened out of the chamber. The keys were there,
true enough, but I'd like to see any one except
Uncle .lack or I find them. I suppose you hac
"heard of such things as secret panels.
The store-room floor is lower than the chamber
Jloor. Many a time, when I haven't been think
ing, I've stepped down with a jar that almost
sent my backbone up through the top of my head.
"In there, eh?" said my bold burglar, quite
cheerful like, and pushed by me to the open door.
I set the lamp down, and my heart began to
beat so that 1 vas almost afraid he could hear it.
'Now or never." 1 whispered.
It was all done quicker than von could sav
"knife." I put my head down like a billy-goat,
and ran for the small of his back. " Butted " isn't
41 nice word, but that's just how I sent him fly
ing headlong into the closet. I heard him go
down with a crash that shook Mrs. Halstead's
biggest jar of raspberry jam off the shelf.
I didn't stop to take breath until I'd locked the
door and barricaded it with Uncle Jack's big ma
hogany bureau j ust as the lady did in the story.
Then t breathed and listened. What I heard
made my eyes stick out a bit. First I almost felt
like crying. Then I laughed until I did cry. 1
suppose the excitement made me hystericky. It
wasn't ten minutes before I roused up Mr. Simms
the constable, and Jared Peters, who lives next
door. Mr. Simms brought along an old pepper
box revolver and a pair of handcuffs. Jared Pe
ters had his double-barrel gun. but in his flurry
he forgot to load it.
Up stairs we hurried. The two men pulled
away the bureau, and Mr. Simms. who was in the
army, stationed us in our places.
"Look a-here. you feller," Mr. Simms called
out, "the strong arm of the law is a-coverin' of
you with deadly weepons. Surrender without
resistance. Phil, yank open the door.'
J flung open the door, .hired Peters covered
the prisoner with his gun. lie was covered with
something else too Mrs. Halstead's raspberry
jam, that he'd been wallowing around in. He
didn't look proud, though, for all he was so stuck
Before he could open his mouth Mr. Simms had
him handcuffed and dragged out into the cham
ber. " There." he said, with a long breath. "I guess
yon won't burgle no more right away."
"For goodness' sake, Simms Peters don't you
know me Mr. John Morris, cashier of the savings-bank?"
That was what the prisoner said
just as soon as he could speak.
Well. I didn't wait any longer. I just bolted
for my own room, where I could lie down on the
floor. And there I lay laughing until I was pur
ple clear round to my shoulder-blades. Then I
went to bed.
"Philip," said Uncle .lack, solemnly, while we
were at breakfast next morning, " I should beg
your pardon for trying to test your courage in
the the consummately idiotic way 1 took to do
last night, but" and he looked pretty sheepish
" I T think I got the worst of it."
"I think you did. sir." I answered him, chok
ing a bit.
"The disguise was a good one. though," he went
on, with a sort of feeble chuckle, "and leaving
my false teeth out. changed my voice completely
"Yes, sir until you hollered out in the closet
that it was all a joke, and wanted me to let you
out." I answered him. as I got up and edged
toward the door.
"Why didn't you let me out then?" roared
Uncle Jack, who is rather quick-tempered.
I hope I wasn't impudent. Truly, I didn't in
tend to be. " Because. Uncle Jack," I said, as I
turned the door knob, " I have heard you say
more than once that he who cannot take a joke
should not make one." And as I dodged through
the door I heard Uncle Jack groan. Frank H.
Converse in Harper's Young Feojrfe.
Some examples of the marvels of memory would
seem entirely incredible had they not been given
to us upon the highest authority. Cyrus knew
the name of each soldier in his arm3r. It is also
related of Themistocles that he could call by name
every citizen of Athens, although the number
amounted to twenty thousand. Mithridates, King
of Pontus, knew all his eighty thousand soldiers
by their right names. Scipio knew all the inhab
itants of I tome. Seneca complained of old age
because he could not. as formerly, repeat two
thousand names in the order in which they were
read to him : and he stated that on one occasion,
when at his studies, two hundred unconnected
verses having been recited by the different pupils
of his preceptor, he repeated them in a reversed
order proceeding from the last to the first. Lord
Granville could repeat from beginning to end the
New Testament in the original ("'reek. Cooke, the
tragedian, is said to have committed to memory
all the contents of a daily newspaper. Itaeine
could recite all the tragedies of Euripides. It is
said that (Jeorge III never forgot a face he had
once seen nor a name he had heard. Mirandola
would commit to memory the content.-; of a book
by reading it three times, and could frequently
repeat the words backward as well as forward.
Thomas Cranmer committed to memory, in three
months, an entire translation of the Bible. Euler.
the mathematician, could repeat the vFneid. and
Liebnitz. when an old man, could recite the whole
of Virgil, word for word. It is said that Bossuet
could repeat, not only the whole Bible, but all
Homer. Yirgil, and Horace, besides many other
EARLY AMERICAN NEWSPAPERS.
The oldest newspaper in the United States is
the Xeir Hampshire (lazettv published at Ports
mouth. It began existence in August, 175(1. The
next is the Newport Merrurt. in Ithode Island,
which was started in September, 17."- by James
Franklin, son of .lames Franklin, and nephew of
Benjamin Franklin. The third in age is the Con
necticut Courmtt. which first appeared in Decem
ber. 170-1. The Co a rant is now printed both as a
weekly and a daily, and was never better than at
present. It was established by Thomas Green.
The fourth is tw Spi : and these four are the
only papers in the country which existed previous
to the F "evolution.
WORDS OF WISDOM.
It is the potty expenses that empty the purse.
It is hard for an empty sack to stand upright.
It is never worth while to do unnecessary
Neer grease a fat sow. or praise a proud man.
Never hold up a candle to show the sun, or try
a thing which nobody doubts.
It is useless to try to end a quarrel by getting
angry over it.
l-'xpect to get half of wliat you earn, a quarter
of what is your due, and none of what you have
lent, and you will he near the mark.
lie who. marries a slovenly, dressy girl, and
hopes to make her a good wife, might as well
buy a goose and expect it to turn out a milch cow.
FCeonomv is half the battle of life.
CLEANLINESS OF THE SKIN,
The use of soap is the most sure way of purify
ing the surface of the body. Soap contains what
chemists call an alkali a chemical substance
(potash or soda) which, brought in contact with
animal membranes or substances, softens them.
Moreover, it emulsifies fat. The effect of soap
on the skin is therefore clear; it softens up the
cuticle, and it enters into combination with the
fatty layer, so enables the water to gain free ac
cess to the skin, and by friction to remove the
loose particles of cuticle and dirt. But there are
good and bad soaps. Some have too much alkali
in them, and then they dissolve or soften up the
cuticle too much, and so expose or irritate the
delicate deeper layers of the skin. We should
use a soap that has a small amount of alkali in
it. Some of the best of all soaps made, considered
from a medical point of view, are, in the Avriter's
opinion, the transparent soaps, the well-known
old brown Windsor, and the glycerine soaps.
Some of the nicest to use are, however, somewhat
expensive. Those mentioned are among the best
for babes, and may be used freely with them.
Well, having obtained a nice mild soap, it should
be used to the face once a day. the heads of chil
dren twice a week, and the whole bodv once a
week. This is in addition to taking the daily
cold water bath to be by-and-by noticed. If per
sons can afford the time and have inclination,
there can be no question that the best possible
results follow the use of soap to the arm-pits, the
groins and parts about, and the feet, each day, and
to those who luxuriate in the thing, it cannot hurt
to employ good soap to the body generally each
day. We have, however, stated that at least once
a week the whole body should be soaped. Ordin
ary yellow soap does not meet with any favor at
our hands, and we condemn it in the case of young
children. There is one more point on this head.
The face, when very hot or dirty, or after a walk,
should not be washed in soap. It is better to
bathe, not rub, in a little warm water, and then
powder it with ordinary baby powder and let it
drv. Cassell's Household Guide.
The greatest cataract in the world is the Falls
of Niagara, where the water from the great upper
lakes forms a river of three-fourths of a mile in
width, and then, being suddenly contracted,
plunges over the rocks, in two columns, to the
depth of 175 feet.
The greatest cave in the world is the Mam
moth Cave of Kentucky, where any one can
make a voyage on the waters of a subterranean
river, and catch fish without eyes.
The greatest river in the known world is the
Mississippi, 4,000 miles long.
The largest vallej' in the world is the valley of
the Mississippi. It contains 500,000 square miles,
and is one of the most fertile regions of the
The greatest city park in the world is in Phila
delphia. It contains over 2,000 acres.
The greatest grain port in the world is Chicago.
The largest lake in the world is Lake Superior,
which is truly an inland sea, being 430 miles
long, and 1,000 feet deep.
The longest railroad in the world is the Pacific
Railroad, over 3,000 miles in length.
The greatest mass of solid iron in the world is
the Mountain of Missouri. It is 350 feet high and
two miles in circuit.
The best specimen of Grecian architecture in
the world is the Girard College for Orphans,
The largest aqueduct in the world is the Croton
Aqueduct, in New York. Its length is forty and
one-half miles, and it cost SI -2,500.000.
The largest deposits of anthracite coal in the
world are in Pennsylvania, the mines of which
supply the market with millions of tons annu
ally, and appear to be inexhaustible. American
According to the Scientific American, the largest
masonry arch in the world an arch which forms
part of one of the most important engineering
achievements of recent years is the aqueduct by
which the city of Washington is supplied with
water. The arch in question carries the aque
duct over Cabin John Creek, with a span of 220
feet. The height of the arch is 101 feet, and the
width of the structure 20 feet. The arch forms
the arc of a circle, having a radius of 134.T200 feet.
When the centre scaffolding was removed, the
arch (unlike all other works of the kind) did not
settle, the keystone having been set in winter and
the center struck in summer. The other notable
masonry arches of the world are the Chester arch
across the river Dee. at Chester, England, with a
span of 200 feet; the famous centre arch of the
new London bridge over the Thames, with a span
of 152 k-c-t: Pont-y-Prydd over the Tall", in Wales,
140 feet: the bridge across the Seine, at Neuilly,
France, with live spans, each of J2S feet : the nine
spans of the Waterloo bridge of London, each 120
feet: and the celebrated marble Kialto bridge in
Venice, with a span of !)SJ feet.
AN ACCOMPLISHED SOVEREIGN.
FJizaheth, the young Otteen of Ron mania,
speaks admirably six languages, and is a clever,
handsome, and kindly woman. Suffering has
made her tender; her great grief is the loss of
her onlv child, a beautiful and gentle little jdrl
four years old. The (vueen keeps an album, in
which she writes down her strav thoughts, and a
Continental journalist has copied some of them.
Here is one queenly sentiment: "Life is an art
in which too many remain only dilettantes. To
become master one must pour out one's life- '
blood." Again: "White hairs are the crests 6f
foam which cover the sea after the tempest."
"Sleep is a generous thief: he gives to vigor what
he takes from time." "If you could throw as an
alms to those who would use it well the time
that you fritter away, how many beggars would
become rich!" "Duty only frowns wlien you
flee from it ; follow it and it smiles upon you." ,
There is a keen satire in the following: ''The j
world never forgives our talents, our success, our
friends, nor our pleasures. It only forgives our
death. Nay, it does not always pardon that."
Conscience is the great ledger-book in which ;
all our offenses are written and registered, and '
which time reveals to the sense and feeling of the
It seems a little curious to eat the solid trunk
of a tree, but there is a tree in the East Indies
which makes a very agreeable and wholesome
food for thousands of people. The food is well
known in this country, though the tree itself is
never seen, being the sago, so often made into
puddings and custards.
A full-grown tree is cut do wit close to the
ground. A strip of the bark is then torn off,
laying bare the pith, which is about as soft as
With a club of heavy wood, pointed at the end
with sharp quartz rock, the natives cut out this
pith, which is carried to the water-side, and, be
ing mixed with water, is kneaded and pressed
against a strainer till the starch is dissolved and
passed through the strainer.
The water holding the starch in solution is
then passed through a trough, where the sedi
ment is deposited, and the water is drawn off. It
is then put irp in cylindrical cakes, of about
thirty pounds weight, and sold as raw sago.
The raw sago, to prepare it for use, is broken
up, dried by exposure to the sun, powdered and
sifted. This flour is made iuto cakes, easily
baked, which are very delicious if eaten with
butter and a mixture of sugar and grated co
coauut. The cakes are not only eaten hot. but are often
dried in the sun, and put away in bundles for
future use. They will keep good for years, it is
said. Children are fond of them, even when hard
and dry: but older persons generally dip them
in Avater and toast them, when they relish as well
as when fresh baked, or, by soaking and boiling,
make them serve as puddings, or in the place of
This food, as maybe imagined, is extraordinar
ily cheap, costing much less than rice among the
Hindoos, or potatoes among the Irish.
A good sized trunk of a sago tree, twenty feet
long and five in circumference, will make at least
thirty bundles of thirty pounds each. Each bun
dle, it is computed, will make sixty cakes, allow
ing three cakes to a pound; and five cakes are
considered by the natives sufficient for a full
day's food. A single good sized tree will, there
fore, furnish food for a native for an entire year,
and many of them live on it almost exclusively.
One needs to labor only a low days to secure
this supply of food for the year. A man can re
duce a tree to powder in ten days, and a woman,
in the same time, can reduce it all into cakes.
By steady labor for twenty days, therefore, pro
vision may be laid up for the year.
But such cheap living proves favorable neither
to health of body nor of mind. A uniform diet
of sago, varied only by fish, rarely by fruit or
vegetables, is not good for the body: and the
want of a stimulus to exertion is prejudicial to
What is got easily is generally worth little;
and the natives, having no occasion for physical
toil, or for careful thrift, have no force of char
acter. Cheap food may be a curse instead of a
blessing. Youth's Companion.
FEEDING ON ASHES.
The expression "he feedeth on ashes" is pro
verbial in the East for that which is done to no
purpose. The following extract, though not so
strictly an illustration of the text, is much to
the purpose. One of the most extraordinary
examines of depraved or perverted appetite is
the use of earth for food. This propensity is not
an occasional freak but a common custom, and
is found among so large a number and variety of
tribes that it may be regarded as co-extensive
with the human race. From time immemorial
the Chinese have been in the habit of using
various kinds of edible earth as substitutes for
bread in time of scarcity; and their imperial
annals have always religiously noticed the dis
covery of such bread-stones, or stone-meal, as
they are called. On the western coast of Africa
a yellowish kind of earth, called caovac, is so
highly relished and so constantly consumed by
the negroes that it has become to them a neces
sary of life. In the island of Java, and in various
parts of the hill country of India, reddish earth
is baked into cakes, and sold in the village mar
kets for food; while on the banks of the Orinoco,
in South America, Humboldt mentions that the
native Indians find a species of unctuous clay,
which they knead into balls, and store up in
heaps in their huts as a provision for the winter
or rainy season. They are not compelled by
famine to have recourse to this clay, for even
when fish, game, and fruit are plentiful, they still
eat it after their food as a luxury. The practice
of eating earth is not confined solely to the in- ;
habitants of the tropics. In the north of Nor- j
way, and in Swedish Lapland, a kind of white, j
powdery earth, called mountain meal, found ;
under beds of decayed moss, is consumed in im- .
mense quantities every year. It is mixed by the
people with their bread in times of scarcity; and
even in Germany it has been frequently used as
a means of allaying hunger. Rev. H. Jfacmillan.
For a few brief days the orchards are white
with blossoms. They soon turn to fruit or else
float away, useless and wasted, upon the idle
breeze. So will it be with present feelings. They
must be deepened into decision or be entirely dis
sipated by delay. Theodore Cuiler.
Something noble, something good, something
pure, something manly, something godlike, is
knocked oil' a man every time he gets drunk or
stoops to sin through forget fulness of God.
For The National TnntrxK.
I WOULD BE LOVED.
I would le loved in youth's gay prime,
While yet the years ure young.
And e'er the fro.-ty touch of time
Has forced ohedienee wrung
From supple joint and rounded form,
And made life's current How less warm.
For love grows cold as the years grow old.
And it's (ires more dimly burn,
Till naught is left, save a heart bereft,
And the ashes which we spurn.
Were I thus loved, in perfect bli.ss
I'd spend youth's summer time.
Then, dying, perish on a ki.s.s.
And seek some happv clime
Where youth eternal ever dwells.
And loudest love's sweet anthem swells.
For love grows cold when the years grow old,
And its holy flames burn low,
Too soon expire a the sacred fire
Is quenched in the " Long Ago."
FARM AND GARDEN.
Sheep do not impoverish land. Itugged can
yons and mountain slopes, at present not availa
ble for other use until better roads are built to
market, may be utilized a long way in advance
of the march of improvements. Time will surely
enhance the value of these possessions as surely
as roads, settlements, and school -houses draw
nearer to them : and, in the meantime, the hardy
pioneer need wait but a short while for their
Castor oil is undoubtedly the best, and there
fore the cheapest, for iron axles, whieh should
always be wiped clean. A correspondent informs
us that his market wagon would run only twenty
miles before requiring to lie regreased. when lard
was used, but with castor oil it ran sixty miles,
and was good for twenty more a big difference,
and worth remembering. He further remarks
that "a wheel well lubricated will turn one-half
easier and wear as long again, a gain of 150 per
cent.." by the liberal use of oil.
Let every farmer who is not able to fence a
large pasture get a lhv boards, build a few rods
of portable fence and make a small enclosure for
his hogs, and move it around as circumstances
require. It will make pork raising more profit
able than to keep hogs confined in pens all the
The most dangerous insect to farm crops is the
wheat midge. Late sowing of wheat is some
times a remedy, though this has its disadvant
ages. All insects found in cleaning wheat should
be destroyed at once, and wheat stubbles plowed
immediately will Fie likely to destroy all those
wound up in cocoons on the ground.
To Keep Potatoes. Covering the bottom of
the bin with a thick layer of powdered charcoal
will help materially to preserve the flavor of po
tatoes and prevent sprouting.
Sowixg On ass Seed in Fall. The Cultivator
notes an increasing tendency in New England to
sow grass seeds in the fall. It says: One of the
leading seed stores of Boston expects to sell more
grass seed this fall than was sold by them in the
spring. Their fall sales of grass seed have been
slowly increasing for several years past, but for
the last two or three years the increase has been
so rapid that they now prepare for a large fall
trade. Those who are contemplating seeding this
fall should bear in mind that the sooner they get
in the seed the better. Seed sown on or before
the 10th of September will make a good growth
before winter sets in, and the grass will make an
early start next spring. Quite a number of lots,
within our personal knowledge, which were
seeded early last fall, were cut this spring before
some of the older seeded lots were ready for cut
ting, yielding very good crops, and now bidding
fair to give heavy crops of rowen. A bushel of
red top with a peck and a half of timothy, to the
acre, is about the right quantity to sow, with also
about six pounds of red clover in the early
Early Plowing for Fall Sowixg. When
work will permit, and the ground is not too dry.
it is best to plow the land for fall sowing soon
after the haying and harvesting is over. This
a.voids the drouth-dried soil that is frequently
found later in the season, besides turning under
the weeds before they have time to ripen their
seeds. Thorough use of the cultivator will pre
pare the early-plowed land for seed when sowing
time comes. The plowing under of weeds is not
made so much of an object as it should be. "Where
they can be got under before seeding it does away
with a great deal of the next year's work, which
would otherwise be. "Weeds in waste places
should at least be mown off, or in some way pre
vented from seedins;. Tribune Farmer.
THINGS TO MAKE A NOTE OF.
Grape Jelly. "Wild grapes are delicious for
this; but if you can't get them, tame ones will
do. Wash and pick the grapes from the stems
just before they are ripe: put them over the fire
in a porcelain-lined kettle, with a little water, to
keep them from burning, and stew a few moments;
then mash gently with a silver spoon : strain, and
to every pint of juice allow a pound of white
sugar; put the juice back on the fire and boil for
twenty minutes: pour in sugar (lump or granu
lated) and stir constantly till all is dissolved :
then, without anv more boilitiEr. fill vour iellv
Vegetable salad. Boil a tnall cabbage
until tender, let it get cold, cut it into pieces:
add a chopped boiled beet, some sliced boiled po
tatoes, and some capers. Dress with oil, vinegar,
pepper and salt.
Flakkh Fish. fake a sauce by dredging
some flour in two ounces of hot butter in a stew
pan ; add one-half pound of cold fish nicely flaked,
one ounce of cold butter, a desert spoonful each of
anchovy sauce and mixed mustard, one teacupful
of cream, some pepper, salt, and a few bread
crumbs. JL.kc hot and serve as it is. or you may
pour it into a butter dish, with the addition of a
few bread crumbs, 'and brown tlie top in the
Kent PrnniNo. One quart of milk, six
ounces of ground rice, three eggs, currants, sugar
and spice to taste. The milk and rice should be
boiled over night, and the other ingredients
mixed in the morning. Stir the mixture well
before putting it into the oven.
Potato Lemon Prnnixu. Three ounces of
potatoes, the peel of two large lemons, two ounces
of white sugar, two ounces of butter. Boil the
lemou peel until tender, and heat it into a mortar
with the sugar: boil the potatoes and peel them;
mix all together with a little milk and two eggs;
bake it slightly.
French Chicken Pn:. A tender chicken cut
in joints, half pound salt pork cut in small piece,
boil the two together till nearly tender in a little
water: line a deep dish with pie-paste, put in the
meat, season with salt, pepper, and chopped pars
ley put in a little water and cover over with t Ii-pie-paste,
which should be rich: bake forty min
utes. TEA Cakes. Haifa pound of flour, two oune s
of sugar, two ounces of butter, two eggs. Mix all
To take off the crust formed on the inside ot
a water pitcher, use lemon juice. Vinegar will
sometimes answer the purpose also.