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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. C, SEPTEMBER 24, 1881.
Don't crowd ; tliis world is broad enough
For you as well as me ;
The doors of art arc open wide
The realm of thought is free ;
Of all earth's places you are right
To choose the best you can,
Provided that you do not try
To crowd some other man.
"What matter though you scarce can count
Your piles of golden ore,
While he can hardly strive to keep
Gaunt famine from his door.
Of willing hands and honest heart
Alone should man be proud;
Then give him all the room he needs,
And never try to crowd.
Don't crowd, proud miss; your dainty silk
Will glisten none the less
Because it comes in contact with
A leggars tattered dies:
This lovely world was never made
For you and I alone ;
A pauper has a right to tread
The pathway to a throne.
Don't crowd the good from out your heart.
By fostering all that's bad;
But give to every virtue room
The best that may be had ;
Be each day's record such a one
That you may well be proud ;
Give each his right give each his room,
And never try to crowd.
HYMN OF THE FATHERLAND.
It is related of the famous king of Sweden,
Gustavus Adolphus, that, after long and severe
lighting, he conquered a strongly fortified town,
in which were citizens who had been horn within
the limits of Swedish rule, but departed to seek
new homes and take upon themselves new alle
giance. These people he condemned to death.
They were marched out from the town at night
fall to he held in camp until the following morn
ing, when they were to he shot for treason. Sev
eral of his own officers interceded with the king
for the lives of these poor people. But Gustavus
felt that he had already granted enough. First,
in the heat of his passion, he had consigned the
whole tribe to death: but since then he had
greatly modified the sentence, condemning to be j we have, and yet it behaves itself like the gentlest
shot only those of the former subjects of Sweden, and most accommodating. Nothing can fall more
who had been taken with arms in their hands: : softly or more silently upon the earth .than the
and from this no poAver of argument or persuasion , rays of our great luminary not even the feathery
could move him. All the talk of his old chaplain j flakes of snow Avhich thread their way through
about these people having only joined their fel- the atmosphere as if they were too filmy to yield
Ioavs in protecting the homes of their wives and ; to the demands of gravity like grosser things,
children moved him not an atom. " They are j The most delicate slip of gold leaf, exposed as a
traitors! "' he said. ' and as traitors they shall die." i target to the sun's shafts, is not stirred to the ex
At a late hour it was past midnight- Gustavus j tent of a hair, though an infant's faintest breath
Adolphus threw on his cloak, drew his slouched : would set it into tremulous motion. The ten
hat over his eyes, and, staff in hand, wandered j derest of human organs the apple of the eye
forth into the darkness. Without thinking thouirh nierced and buffeted each dav bv thous-
whither he Avent, he walked sIoavIv on, ansAver
ing the sentinels as they hailed him, until at
length his steps were arrested by a strain of mu
sic. " Who is that?" he asked of a sentinel whom
he chanced to meet a moment later.
"It is in one of the tents of the prisoners, sire.
The wife and children of one of their chief men
have had permission to spend the night Avith the
husband and father."
The king nodded his thanks for the informa
tion, and moved on. Slowly he approached the
tent whence the music had issued, and as he dreAv
near he heard the sound of Aveeping and Availing,
for the song had ceased. As he stopped by the
rear of the tent he heard a deep manly A-oice.
" Hush ! hush ! Aveep not. God Aill provide! "
the voice said.
The king looked in through a seam in the cloth
and saAV a gray-haired man, with an imposing
-presence, a grand face and head, and a clear, flash
ing eye, surrounded by his Avife and children,
who clung to him Avith passionate tenderness.
"Hush! "'he said. "Let us not make these
precious moments darker than they need be. It
is hut the lortune oi Avar, my loves. Come, my
Hermoine sing to me once more our dear old ! Michael, the sixth Hans, and the seventh Veitli ;
song of the Fatherland, for though Gustavus will j and they were all traveling in search of advent
take my life, yet I love the land that gave me ' ures, and for the performance of mighty deeds,
birth. God bless dear Sweden, now and ever j In order that they might not be without protec
more. Now, Hermoine, sing! Come let. thy j tion, they thought fit to carry along with them a
voice give my poor heart cheer, if it may be. j very long and strong pole. Upon this they all
Presently a beautiful girl of fifteen or sixteen j seven held, and in front the boldest and most
summers threw back the silken hood from her i courageous man, avIio was Schulz, walked, Avhile
golden curls and began to sing. Her song was j the others followed behind, and Veitli was last. .
the Swedes' oldest and most deeply cherished j One day in July, after they had traveled some
piece of heart music the Avords full of love and ! distance, and had nearly entered the Aillage
deA-otion, love of home and country and the : where they intended to pass the night, it hap-
melody was peculiarly SAveet and touching. And
never had the king heard it sung so grandly.
The words fell upon his tars with a new mean
ing and the music touched the spirit with a
strangety awakening power. As the melody I
SAvelled to grander and grander tones and the ;
voice of the singer deepened and strengthened, !
the listener felt his heart hushed witli aAve; and I
finally, Aiien the last rich cadence died away in j
melloAV, melting echoes, he pressed his hands j
over his eyes and burst into tears. i
After a time Gustavus lifted his head, and j
looking once more through the aperture in the
Avail of the tent he saAV the family upon their ! rake AAiiich Avas left in the field by the hay
knees and heard the voice of an old man raised i makers, the handle sprang up and gave him an
in prayer. He listened for a feAV seconds, then
turned and strode aAvay toAvard his quarters,
where he found tAvo of his attendants waiting
for him. To one of them he said:
"Colonel, I wish you to go to the prisoners'
quarters, and in a large tent nearest the river it j
is at the extreme northwestern corner of the
camp you Avill find the family of a prisoner
named Hoven, and of the family is a girl named
Hermoine. Bring her to me. Assure her that
no harm shall befall her."
When the messenger had gone the king
turned to his table, and having found the neces
sary materials he at once began to Avrite. He
wrote rapidly and heavily, like one moved by
ponderous ideas; and he had just finished his
work when the colonel appeared with the gentle
"Fear not, my child," the king said, as the
maiden stood trembling before him; "I have
sent for you because I Avished to repay you for j
a great good you unconsciously did me this
night. Do you call to mind that you sang the
dear old song of the Vasas the hymn of the
"Yes, your Majesty; I sang it for my father,
who is to die on the morroAV. Though no longer
in SAveden, he dearly loves the memory of the
land that gave him birth."
"Well, I chanced to hear you sing, and you
shall ere long know how your song affected me.
Here, take this paper, and go with it to the officer
commanding the camp of the prisoners. Colonel
Gorsboro will go with you. And, my child, the
next time you sing that song, think of Gustavus
Adolphus Yasa, and bear witness that his heart
was not all hard nor cold."
The girl looked up in the monarch's face as he
held forth the paper, and when she saw the ge
nial, kindly look that beamed upon her, she
obeyed the impulse of the moment, and caught
his hand and kissed it.
And when she went away she bore with her
the royal order for the free pardon and instant
release of all the prisoners. The old general to
whom the order was directed for promulgation
and execution, was one of those who had ear-
nestly pleaded in behalf of the condemned, and
we can readily imagine the joy with which he
received it. He fairlv caught the beautiful mes
senger in his arms and kissed her upon the fore
head and blessed her: and he went with her to
the tent where her father was held and allowed
her to publish the joyful tidings.
With the dawn of day the prisoners, to the
number of over two hundred, were mustered into
line, many of them believing their hour had
come, to receive the intelligence of pardon and
What transpired beyond that can be imagined
fully as well as we can tell it. We will only add
that Gustavus Adolphus, by that act of mercy,
secured friendship which was to be of incalcula
ble value to him in coming time.
And one other thini. In less than a vear from
that time, Colonel Ulrieh Forsby, of the king's
stalf. gained for a wife the beautiful singer whose
sweet notes had melted the heart of Gustavus
Adolphus, and given life and liberty and joy to
The greatest of physical paradoxes is the sun
beam. It is the most potent and versatile force
ands of sunbeams, suffers no pain during the
process, but rejoices in their SAveetness, and
blesses the useful light. Yet a feAV of those rays,
insinuating themselves into a mass of iron, like
the Britannia Tubular Bridge, Avill compel the
closely knit particles to separate, and Avill moAe
the whole enormous fabric Avith as much ease as
a giant avouUI stir a straAV. The play of those
beams upon our sheets of Avater lifts up layer
after layer into the atmosphere, and hoists whole
rivers from their beds, only to drop them again
in shoavs upon the hills or in fattening shoAA-ers
upon the plains. Let but the air drink in a
little more sunshine at one place than another,
and out of it springs the tempest or the hurricane
which desolates a whole region in its lunatic
wrath. The marvel is, that a poAver Avhich is
capable of assuming such a diversity of forms,
and of producing such stupendous results, should
come to us in so gentle, so peaceful, and so un
pretentious a guise. British Quarterly llevieiv.
THE SEVEN SWABIANS,
There Avere once Seven Swabians in company,
the first of Avhom was named Schulz, the second
Jackv, the third Marli, the fourth Jergli, the fifth
pened that just as they came to a large meadoAV
a hornet or dragon-fly fieAV out from behind a
bush and hummed about the travelers in a Avar
like manner. Schulz Avas frightened and almost
let go the pole, and the perspiration stood all
OA-er his body from terror. " Listen, listen ! " he
cried to his companions; "I hear a trumpeting!"
Jacky, who was last but one in the toav, and had
got I know not AAiiat into his nose, exclaimed,
" Something certainly is at hand for I can smell
brimstone and powder! " At these words Schulz
sprang over a hedge in a trice in his haste to es- j
cape, and, happening to alight on the prongs of a j
awkward IjIoav on the forehead. " Oh ! oh ! oh !
Avoe is me ! " cried Schulz ; " take me prisoner, I
give myself up, I surrender!" The six others
thereupon jumped over the hedge too, and cried
likeAvise, "We surrender if you surrender, Ave
surrender if you surrender!"
At length, when they found no enemy came to
bind and take them aAvay, they saAV they were
deceived, and in order that the tale might not be
told of them among the villagers, and they get
laughed at and mocked, they took an oath among
themselves never to say anything about it unless
any one of them should open his mouth unawares.
After this adventure they Avent further, but
the second danger they met Avith must not be
compared with the first. For after several days
had elapsed their road chanced to lead them
through an unploughed field Avhere a hare was
lying asleep in the sun, with his ears pricked up
to catch every sound, and his large, glossy eyes
Avide open. The Seven SAvabians Avere terribly
frightened at the sight of this frightful, ferocious
animal, and they took counsel together what
would be the least dangerous plan to adopt.
For if they fled aAvay it Avas to be feared that the
monster Avould pursue them and cut them to
pieces. So they resolved to stand and have a
great battle; for, said they, "Bravely dared is
half Avon!" All seven, therefore, grasped hold of
their spear, Schulz being foremost and Veitli
hindmost. But Schulz wanted to have the spear
himself, whereupon Veitli flew into a passion and
Then the rest advanced together upon the
dragon, but first Schulz crossed himself devoutly
and invoked the assistance of Heaven. Then he
marched on, but as he approached the enemy he
felt very fearful and cried in great terror, "Han!
hurlehau! ban! hauhel!" This awoke the hare,
who sprang away quite frightened, and when
Schulz saw it flee he jumped for joy and shouted,
" Zounds, Veitli, what fools we are !
The monster after all is but a hare ! "
After they had recovered their fright the
Seven Swabians sought new adventures, and by-
and-by they arrived at the river Moselle, a smooth
and deep water over which there are not many
I bridges, but one must cross in boats to the other
side. The Seven Swabians. however, Avere igno
rant of this, and they therefore shouted to a man
who was working on the other side of the river
and asked him how they were to cross. But the
man did not understand what they said on
account of the distance and his ignorance of their
language, and so he asked in his dialect "Wat?
wat?" With this Schulz imagined the man said
" Wad!, wade through the stream ; " and, being
foremost on the bank, he jumped into the river
and began to walk across. Soon he got out of
his depth and sank in the deep driving current;
but his hat was carried by the Avind to the oppo
site shore. As it reached there a frog perched
himself on it and croaked, "Wat! wat! wat!"
This noise the six other SAvabians, who then
reached the bank, heard, and they said to each
other, "Listen! does not Schulz call us? Well,
if he could wade across we can also." With these
Avoids each one jumped into the river, but they
also all sank ; and so it happened that the frog
caused the death of six Swabians, for nobody has
heard of or seen them ever since. Grimm's House
The folloAving Avill refresh the minds of our
readers as to the dates of the most important in
ventions, discoveries and improvements, the ad
vantages of which Ave enjoy :
Spinning wheel invented, 1330.
Paper first made of rags, 1-147.
Muskets invented and first used in England,
Pumps invented, 1425.
Printing invented bv Faust. 1441.
Fngraving on wood invented, 1460.
Post-Ofiices established in England, 14G4.
Almanacs first published, 1470.
Printing introduced into England by Gaxton,
Violins invented, 1417.
Maps and charts first brought to England, 1439.
Diamonds cut and polished, 14S9.
Fortifications built in the present style, 1509.
Sugar refining first practised by the Venitians,
Roses first planted in England, 1505.
Watches first made at Nuremburg, 1504.
Soaps Avere first made at London and Bristol,
Camera-obscura invented, 1515.
Gun-lock invented at Nuremburg, 1517.
Punctuation first used in literature, 1520.
Spinning-jenny invented, 1759.
MAN'S THREE FRIENDS.
I have read of a man who had a suit, and Avhen
his cause was to he heard he applied himself to
three friends, to see what they AA-puld do. One
ansAvered he Avould bring him as far on his jour
ney as he could ; the second promised him that
he would go AA-ith him his journey's end; the third
engaged to go before the judge, and to speak for
him, and not to leave him till his cause was heard
and determined. These three are a man's riches,
his friends, and his graces: his riches Avill help
him to comfortable accommodation, Avhile they
stay Avith him ; but they often take leave of a
man before his soul takes leave of his body; his
friends Avill go with him to the grave, and then
leave him; but his graces will accompany him
before God. They Avill not leave him nor forsake
him ; they will go to the grave and to glory with
Chenille fringe is fashionable.
Plumes are shaded in many colors.
The oavI's head is a favorite ornament.
The new Derby hat has a loAver croAvn.
Cut jet is used for fine cloak trimmings.
Stripes appear in all the new dress goods.
The neAV color "grenouille" is frog-green.
The very small bonnets are quite out of style.
The Gainsborough reappears in an exaggerated
Watered ribbons Avith plush borders are to be
Flowers run to roses and buds in deep rich
Rough, colored straAV appears in the neAV fall
"Canack" or chocolate gold comes in three
The dolman Avill be the leading shape in cloaks.
Gilt Avill be as fashionable as ever the coming
Cloaks are to be longer this year than for some
Cloth cloaks Avill generally be in darker colors
than last season.
Plush and velvet promise to be the rival fabrics
for Avinter dresses.
Satins are crowding out the ilain gros-grain
silks in solid colors.
Silver and gold tinsel is largely used with plush
and other rich fabrics.
Colored beads of all sizes are to be used on mil
linery and on dress goods.
One of the coming fall bonnets is a capote with
a bell croAvn and a soft full front.
Cashmere, satine, and diagonals are among the
leading fall fabrics in plain body goods.
In this artificial life of ours it is not often Ave
see a human face Avith all a heart's agony in it,
uncontrolled by self r consciousness; when Ave
do see it, it startles us as if Ave had suddenly
Avaked into the real world, of Avhich this every
day one is but a puppet-show copy. George
TAKE ENOUGH SLEEP.
Said one of the oldest and most successful farm
ers in this State: "I do not care to have my men
get up before five or half-past five in the morn
ing, and if they go to bed early and can sleep
soundly, they will do more work than if they
gob up at four or half-past four." We do not be
lieve in the eight-hour law, but, nevertheless, are
inclined to think that, as a general rule, we work
too many hours on the farm. The best man we
ever had to dig ditches seldom worked, when
digging by the rod, more than nine hours a day.
And it is so in chopping Avood by the cord the j
men who accomplish the most, work the fewest
hours. They bring all their brain and muscle
into exercise, and make every blow tell. A sIoav,
plodding Dutchman may turn a grindstone or a
fanning-mill better than an energetic Yankee,
but this kind of work is mostly done by horse
poAver, and the farmer needs, above all else, a
clear head, with all his faculties of mind and
muscle light and active, and under complete con-
trol. Much, of course, depends on temperament, win ue less man nan enougn to iertilize eight
but, as a rule, such men need sound sleep and . inches deep, for the under strata is always poorer
plenty of it. When a boy on the farm, Ave Avere ' than the upper one, unless some previous deep
told that Napoleon needed only four hour's sleep, I plowing has reversed the natural order of things;
and the old nonsense of " five hours for a man, J and if it has, nature does its utmost to restore
six for a woman, and seven for a fool," was often ! the true order. It is not only that natural ma
quoted. But the truth is that Napoleon was en- nuring is always on the surface, but in dry
abled, in a great measure, to accomplish what he j weather and on dry soils fertility generally tends
did from the faculty of sleeping soundly of towards light and air. If the soil is always or
sleeping when he slept, and working when he j mostly saturated with water, fertility may
worked. We have sat in one of his favorite trav- i "leach " out. But usually the tendency is the
eling-carriages, and it was so arranged that he other way. Capillary attraction brings Avater
could lie down at full length and when dashing j with all it holds in solution to the surface of the
through the country as fast as eight horses, fre- i soil. Dissolve some potash, or lime, or phosphate
quently changed, could carry him, he slept i in water, and turn it upon loose, loamy soil until
soundly, and when he arrived at his destination j saturated. The very next day a thick crust Avill
was as fresh as if he had risen from a bed of j be found on the surface, and if this be analyzed
down. Let farmers, and especially farmers' boys, j lt will show that much of the mineral has been
have plenty to eat, nothing to "drink," and all
the sleep they can take.
LEGENDS RELATING TO THE APPLE,
Of all fruits the apple seems to have had the
I earliest, widest, and most mystical history. In
Greece the name of the hardy fruit which, hav- ; mer if he Prizes manure. It does not require a
ing appeared on the earth about the same time 1 Sood former to raise bountiful crops on a farm
as man, has followed him around the globe, be- ; already rich, but the art lies in so managing the
came the name for sheep, and all maimer of ' farm that t wiU Produce good crops every year
wealth, as in Rome the flock, pecus, became pe- j without losiug its fertility. A man may make
cunia, or money. Theophrastns enumerated it ', monev from lis farm while he is wasteful offer
as among the more civilized fruits, (urbaniores.) j tilizers but he is not a good farmer, for he is
TnnitnQ wv? flint it. wn? tl,f fnvm-itp frnif. nf tho
ancient Germans, and a shriveled apple is among
the recoveries from the lake dAvellings of SAvitzer
land. The myths concerning it meets us in every
age and country. Aphrodite bears it in her hand
as Avell as Eve. The serpent guards it: the drag
on Avatches it. It is celebrated by Solomon ; it
is the healing fruit of Arabian tales. Ulysses
longs for it in the gardens of Alcinous; Tantalus
grasps vainly for it in Hades. In the prose Edda
itisAvritten: "Iduna keeps in a box apples which
the gods, Avhen they feel old age approaching, have
only to taste to become young again. It is in this i
manner that they will be kept in renoA-ated youth j
until Ragnarok" the general destruction. Azra- j
el, the angel of death, accomplished his mission !
by holding it to the nostril ; and in the Northern !
Folklore, "SnoAvdrop" is tempted to her death by t
an apple, half of which a crone has poisoned, but !
recovers life Avhen the apple falls from her lips. !
The golden bird seeks the golden apples of the
King's garden in many a Norse story; and when
the tree bears no more, "Frau Bertha" reAeals to j
her favorite that it is because a mouse gnaAvs at j
the tree's root. Indeed, the kind mother goddess :
is sometimes personified as an apple tree. But j
oftener the apple is the tempter in Northern myth- !
ology also, and sometimes makes the nose groAV i
so that the sacred pear alone can bring it again to i
A Polish legend, given by Mannhadt, says:
There is a glass mountain, on the toi of Arhich
stands a 'golden castle, before Aiiich is a tree of
golden apples. Many vainly try to get on the
mountain ; but at last the youth which has fast
ened the claAvs of a lynx to his hands and feet is
successful. "With the golden apple he calms a
dragon which he finds at the entrance, and finally, I
having broken the spell that bound the princess,
he must remain with her and not return to the
lower earth. In the Goddess of Holla's garden
the faA-orite fruits are the apple and the pear, the
latter of Avhich fruits retains its sanctity in France ,
long after the introduction of Christianity.
A Hanoverian legend says that a girl aais asked j
by the dAvarfs to be the god-mother to one of their
children. On the day fixed she Avas led doAvn a
beautiful staircase, AAiiich was under an apple tree
in a court, to a superb garden, whose trees were
laden with fruits. She Avas repaid for coming by
an apronful of apples, Avhich, Avhen she returned
to the earth's surface, Avere found to be of solid
These golden apples are often met Avith in the
Northern mythology. In some legends it is re
lated that such may be taken from a tree groAV
ing OArer a fountain of holy water Avith a rejuven
ating poAver all of these myths being traceable
to the tree and fountain of Urd, one of the Nor
nir. In the Edda, Skirnir offers eleven golden
apples and the ring of Draupuir (from Avhich, on
every night, eight equally heaA'y rings drop), to
Gerda, if she Avill return Freyr's love. Harper's
The fashionable "bend" of to-day is not so
beautiful for Avomen as the bend over the cradle,
and the bend at the altar of prayer.
I like that Avit AAiiose fittest symbol is the play
ful pinch Avhich a father gives to the cheek of his
roguish boy, or the pretended bite which a mother
prints upon the tempting, snowy shoulders of her
babe. Ik Marvel.
Good-night the little lips touch ours,
The little arms enfold us ;
And oh, that thus through coming years
They might forever hold us!
Good-night! Ave answer hack and smile,
And kiss the drooping eyes;
But in our trembling hearts the while
The wistful queries rise
Who, in the weary years to come,
"When we are hid from sight,
Will clasp these little hands and kis '
These little lips " Good-night?"
FARM AND GARDEN.
Deep Plowing The' Country Gentleman re
cently had an excellent article on plowing, and
as it is worthy the attention of all farmers we give
a portion of it here. Deep plowing is not in the
favor it was a few years ago, and in some locali
ties and soils is absolutely injurious. Those who
practice deep plowing do not commend it as the
grand panacea for all the evils of poor soil and
imperfect culture as was common only a few
years ago. Kegard is and should be had to cir
cumstances. Nobody now would think of deep
plowing on a light sand with little vegetable
j matter on the surface. To turn this under ten,
i eiut or even six inches, is to almost irreparably
nun the field. I know strong limw cmic -;i.
clay sub-soil where one deep plowing has re
quired years of good culture and hundreds of
loads of manure to get it into good condition for
cropping. It is reasonable to suppose that this
would be so. If Ave have manure enough to
fertilize an acre to the depth of four inches it
i 1 1 i ii. 1 if i . ,
; brought up with the water and left on the sur
lace as it evaporated. It is this tendencv of
minerals to the surface Aiiich causes the harden
ing of soil that has been heavily manured Avith
Good Farming. It is one sign of a good far-
COIlSUUlIiy running 111S lailU into debt. LrOOU
make the farm produce the best possible results
without deteriorating the soil. This can only be
accomplished by a rigid economy in the making
and'use of manure, and a systematic rotation of
crops that Avill be the least exhaustive to the
Poor butter or cheese is always the first to feel
the effects of a dull market. The best products
I are always inquired for, even on the poorest
THINGS TO MAKE A NOTE OF.
Rye Muffins. Into a boAAi put one and a half
pints of rye, half a cupful of sugar, and a little
salt ; put into the sieve half a pint of flour, one
teaspoonful of saleratus, and tAvo of cream tartar;
or, if desired, three teaspoonfuls of baking poAvder
may be used instead of the above: mix thor
oughly Aith the flour, and then sift into the
material in the boAi ; mix all thoroughly Avhile
dry, and then add two well-beaten eggs, and milk
enough to make a batter that Avill drop from the
spoon readily; fill the muffin cups about two
thirds full, and bake in a quick oven.
Bread Cake. Tavo cups of very light bread
sponge; take one cup butter and Lard mixed,
one cup sugar, one cup molasses, one tablespoon
ful cinnamon, half teaspoonful cloves, one tea-
! spoonful soda, one tablespoonful rich milk, two
eggs ; mix these ingredients well, and add to the
risen sponge, AA'ith flour to make as stiff as cup
cake, and one cup of raisins ; let rise until light,
and bake slowly.
Sweet Tomato Pickle. Seven pounds of
tomatoes peeled and sliced; pour off the water,
Put in a kettle witn three pounds of sugar, one
quart of vinegar, a tAvo-ounce stick of cinnamon,
one-half an ounce of AA-hole cloA'es, and boil till
Grillades. These are made of tender beef-
steak cut in pieces and cooked with vegetables,
in the same way as the fish in court bouillon,
except that thyme is omitted in seasoning, and
a little lemon juice or. half a teaspoonful of
vinegar is added just before serA'ing. Serve
Potted Fish. Take a fish, cut it into four
pieces; after being thoroughly cleaned, put it
into a stone pot; take a layer of fish and cover
AA-ith a little salt, spices, Chili peppers and bay
leaves; then another layer, and then so on till
the pot is full; fill the pot Avith vinegar and
i close it tightly, put it in the oven fer three
hours ; don't let it dry, and add more Ainegar if
I Orange Sponge Cake. Take tAvo cups of
flour, tAvo cups of sugar, five eggs, one orange, half
a cup of water, half a teaspoonful of soda, tea
spoonful of cream tartar. Beat the yelk of all
the eggs and whites of only three AA-ith the sugar
till they are very light, add the juice and grated
rind of the orange, dissolve soda in the Avater,
and mix Avell the cream tartar in flour. Bake in
Sponge Cake. Two eggs, whites and yelks
beaten separately; one cup powdered sugar, one
cup flour, with one teaspoonful baking powder
sifted with it, flavoring; lastly, a scant half cup
boiling water stirred in. Bake sloAvly. This is
delicious. Bake in tins four by eight inches, and
tAvo inches high. Frost when done. Check oft
into squares, stick the half of an English Avalnut
on each block, and you have a pretty basket of
cake. Try it.
Fish Pie. Take pie-crust, bacon, codfish,
fresh; one onion, pepper and salt; make a pie
crust of suet, flour and warm A-ater, put it round
the baking dish, place at the bottom a feAV pieces
of bacon, then the codfish; sprinkle over it the
onion finely chopped, salt, pepper and a little
flour, a feAV pieces more bacon, and a very little
Avater, cover with crust and bake in a quick
oven. Serve Avith boiled parsnips, turnips and