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THE NATIONAL TEIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. C, OCTOBER 8, 1881
A BIT OF A SERMON.
Whatsoe'er you find to do,
Do it, boys, with nil your might!
Never be n little true,
Or a little in the right.
Trifles even
Lead to heaven,
Trifles make the life of man ;
So in all things,
Great or small things,
Be ay thorough as you can.
Let no speck their surface dim
Spotless truth and honor bright!
I'd not give a fig for him
Who says any lie is white.
lie who falters,
Twists or alters
Little atoms when we speak,
May deceived be,
But lMilieve me,
To himself he a sneak.
Help the weak if you are strong.
Love the old if you are young:
Own a fault if you are wrong.
If you're angry hold your tongue.
In each duty
Lias a beauty.
If your eyes you do not shut;
Just as Mi rely
And securely
As a kernel in a nut.
Love with all your heart and soul,
Love with eye and car and touch.
That's the moral of the whole.
You can never love too much !
'Tis the glory
Of the story
In our babyhood begun,
Our hearts without it,
(Never doubt it,)
Are sis worlds without a sun I
If you think a word would please,
Say it, if it is but true ;
Words may give delight with ease,
When no act is asked from you.
Words may often
Soothe and soften,
Gild a joy or heal a pain;
They are treasures
Yielding pleasures
It is wicked to retain.
Whatsoe'er you find to do,
Do it then with all your might:
Let your prayers be strong and true
Prayer, my lads, will keep you right ;
Pray in all things,
Great and small things,
Like a Christian gentleman ;
And forever,
Now or never,
Be as thorough as you can.
JACK,
J. E. It r, in Youth and Pleasure.
All! Jack was in a dilemma, there was no doubt
of that. First of all, it was dark ; and nothing is
as easy in the dark as it is in the light. Then,
he was awfully cramped, which was not much
wonder, considering his quarters; and, above
all, there was not any immediate prospect of his
release from them, for Jask was not up, but in, a
tree!
Most people would find it as difficult to get
into a tree as Jack did to get out ; but to him it
had been painfully easy. And now he found
himself uncomfortably packed in the hollow of a
trunk.
The fact was that, like a good many other peo
ple one knows, Jack had immense confidence in
himself. "When he climbed a tree, it never oc
curred to him to look out as he came down. He
would have laughed if any one had seen him
going up, and called out
" I say Jack, look out how you come down ! "
He would have felt very indignant, and have
answered
"Do you think I can't take care of myself?''
However, accidents will happen with the best
regulated boys ; and here was Jack a fixture.
The tree was so tight a fit that the unfortunate
boy could not turn around. "Worse even than
that, he couldn't stretch out his hand or kick out
his foot He reflected that his limbs were really
useless ; and Jack was rather proud of his limbs,
as a rule. His muscles were as good as any other
fellow's, and a good deal better than some: but
what in the world was the use of muscle now?
He was a tremendous fellow at football, but the
strength of his legs was perfectly valueless in his
present quarters; in fact, they were rather in the
way than not.
One thing, however, did remain. Jack had a
voice. It was a tremendous voice, a voice which,
when he chose, filled his home, from attic to cel
lar, which in his school was equal to the largest
telephone that ever was invented.
Jack's voice was the admiration of his friends,
the terror of his foes. He used it now. He
shouted till the very tree vibrated, and the un
fortunate birds, who had lived in it all their
lives, and had the record of generations to es
tablish their confidence in its solidity, fled with
dismay.
The owls in the neighboring trees awoke with
dismay. The jackdaw, half a mile off, was so
utterly confounded that his impudence deserted
him. But, alas ! beyond these results, and the
tremendous reaction in Jack's articulatory muscle,
nothing came of it.
Yes, one thing more. A heap of insects, blown
into the air by the concussion, fell helplessly
when it ceased, and invaded his still open mouth.
Things were getting serious. Jack took to re
flection the best thing he could do, considering
that it was the only occupation left for him.
Now, everybody knows that there is nothing
like reflection, if you are not in the habit of in
dulging in it too often. It's perfectly surprising
to find how very useful it is. No one can reflect
long without finding out either that it is pleasant
or unpleasant. In Jack's case it was unpleasant,
for by it he learned three things :
First, that he was in a fix. Secondly, that there
was only one way out of it. Thirdly, that that
way was almost an impossible way ; for it con
sisted in shouting until somebody heard him, and
pulled him out by his head.
There Is nothing like courage to keep the heart
up. We all know that, and Jack's courage was
nearly equal to his voice; but even it could
scarcely keep him from despair.
He waited a little while (long anough to him,
no doubt), and then he shouted again.
This time, he leaned his head back as far as
the small space admitted, and gave his whole
mind to the operation of sending the sound up
wards. It really was a terrific howl when it left his
throat; but, by the time it reached the top. it
was not quite so much of a blast ; and, by the
time it had vibrated through the atmosphere
about a quarter of a mile, it sounded like a very
small pipe indeed.
However, so far as it went, it answered a cer
tain purpose.
Sauntering along under the trees, with his
eyes on the ground, was a quiet, lazy-looking
bov. He had a book under his arm and a can in
his hand. He was a boy-naturalist, with only
one particular thought in his head, and that at
just this particular moment was specimens.
Suddenly, he pricked up his ears.
" "What a queer note that was!'' he said. 'T
don't know that note at all."
He listened attentively.
"Queer," he said, "very queer, not like any
note I ever heard before. I wish 1 knew where
it came from."
Jack, as we can well imagine, required a cer
tain amount of rest after his effort: and it was
not possible for him to shout again for some
minutes.
Larry, the quiet boy, continued his leisurely
walk, stopping now and again to pick up a speci
men or examine a leaf.
"Hollo! there it is again! he exclaimed, as the
curious chirping sound reached him.
""What on earth is it? It must be a bird.
"What a very peculiar note!"
Larry's great ambition, and a pretty large one
too, all things considered, was to find out a new
bird, insect, or flower: in fact, it was a perfect
mania with him.
"When he heard this again, he took to his heels,
and ran with all his might in the direction of the
sound.
Now, we all know, or ought to know, that
sound travels with the wind: and, as the wind
upon this particular occasion was bent upon
blowing from every quarter at one and the same
moment, the result of Jack's gigantic effort was
a little misleading.
Anybod7- but an enthusiast, like Larry, would
have given up the search; for before he had gone
ten yards, he had lost his clew, and forgotten, as
he turned his head, now this way, now that, from
what direction the sound really had come.
It was some moments before he heard it for
the third time.
Let us return to our poor Jack.
Those wretched legs of his ached stupendously ;
his arms were in perfect twists of cramp; as for
I his hand'?, thev were so fired of hanging uselesslv
j by his side that the fingers involuntarily scratched
and grated against the walls of his prison.
Something very like despair was tugging at
Jack's heart now . Let it be very clearly under
stood that despair is quite possible to a courage
ous heart. Courage and despair may go hand in
hand, and I believe they did with Jack.
He wouldn't give in till the last moment; but
then, the last moment appeared to him to have
come. He felt quite sick with dismay as he
realized that even his voice his mighty voice
could not help him.
""What," he said to himself, after the third
effort, "what is the use of shouting, when, by the
time my voice reaches the top, it is as weak as a
girl's?
Being in this way a philosopher, he reflected
again, and this time concluded that, as shouting
was really the only course open to him, he had
better husband his strength and make it as
effectual as possible. He decided to count a
thousand to himself before he called again.
But it is a good deal easier to decide than to
act up to the decision. By the time he reached
three hundred, he felt that really he could bear
it no longer. He gathered his forces together and
shouted.
He waited until the last vibration of the sound
had passed away, and then, after vainly expect
ing a result, proceeded to his counting again.
This time he fully determined to get up to six
hundred at least.
Oddly enough, he couldn't. No! "When he
reached three hundred, the memory of his last
shout came fresh upon him : he stopped, sum
moned his strength to his aid, and gave a yell
which far outrivalled any of his former operations
in the same line.
This time, as the last echo left the tree, his
heart stood still. AVhat was that? "What in the
world was that? Not a voice, surely? No, not
a voice, but a tap, tap, tap.
"Where did it come from? Excitement gave
Jack strength. He yelled again, a prolonged
yell: and, as he did so, every pulse in his body
beat so loudly that he could not trust his own
impressions.
' It was something" he thou- lit. Oh ! oh ! oh !
if it were to hit him ! He must shout now. He
made one effort after another, leaving no pause
between.
Again he heard the tap, trp, tap, this time
above his head. J is eyes turned eagerly in the
i direction from whence it came ; he strained his
neck as far as possible, and in his eagerness
1 raised himself on tiptoe.
j Now something happened which fairly took
his heart" away, and nearly finished him off, and
verA speedily sent him on to the soles of his
feet again; for it was no less than the pressure of
a boot upon his head.
" Oh, I say, don't hit me," said Jack. " "What
ever is it ? "
The result of his speech was instantaneous.
The boot was withdrawn ; and a voice familiar
to, and alas! often despised by Jack, replied.
"AVho is it?" cried Larry. "1 was coming
down to see what all the noise was about."
"Don't come downj don't come down! It's
quite enough for me, boy, to be here."
" Oh," said Larry's voice high above his head,
" how did you get there ? How very queer ! I
thought you were a bird, till 1 came close; and
it's only you, Jack ?"
Only me!" said Jack, in great indignation.
"Do get me out. 1 am stifled. 1 am squashed.
I am nearly dead."
"How can I get you out?" asked Larry, re
flectively. " "Why don't you help yourself? "
"You unfeeling wretch!" said Jack. "If I
was a bird or a beast or a tadpole, you'd rush all
over the world for me, but because I'm a boy 1
can help myself. I can't, I tell you, stupid. Go
and fetch some one with a grain of common
sense. Tell the doctor I'm in a tree, and he'll
see about getting me out."
Aroused to some consideration of the position
of his school-fellow, Larry did as he was bid,
and, more expeditiously than might have been
expected of him, bore the tidings of Jack's im
prisonment to his master.
Perhaps the hardest time of all Jack's sojourn
in the tree came now. He had no confidence
whatever in Larry, and thought it as likely as
not that, even if he told the doctor the facts, he
would forget which tree it was. Every moment
seemed like an hour; and he relieved his feel
ings by many and many a shout, weak and waver
ing indeed, but some comfort to himself, before
help arrived.
Even then, although the doctor had brought
men and ropes, it was a long and tedious opera
tion to pull Master Jack up.
He fitted so very tightly into the tree that it
was almost impossible for him to help himself at
all, and he could not even reach out a hand to
catch the rope that was sent down. By dint of
wonderful perseverance and intense effort, he at
last succeeded in working his body and the rope
together, until he contrived to pass it beneath his
feet, and then at length to push the noose with
which it was pointed over one foot by the help
of the other. It was very tedious; and when,
after long trial, Jack at last managed a second
noose over the other foot, only the intense love
of life, which is inherent in us all, enabled him
to bear tlie dreadful operation of being pulled
up, which -foil owed .
No wonder that, when he reached the open air,
he at once fainted, and that for months he could
not speak of his imprisonment without a shudder.
No wonddr that, during the long illness that fol
lowed his adventure, he shrank from all thought
of out-door life, and begged again and again
never to be asked to climb a tree. Nov, how
ever, he does not in the least mind that request :
but he takes pretty good care never to find him
self in such a dilemma.
History repeats itself. The ink with which
this narrative was written was scarcely dry when
a paragraph went the round of the papers, de
scribing the mummified body of a you'h, with
rusty gun in his hand. Avhich had been discovered
in the hollow of an old tree which had been
blown down by the wind. It is thus evidently
much easier to get into trees than to ;et out
again.
AN UNLUCKY SIXPENCE.
A cobbler, an idle, dissolute fellow, who plied
his trade in a certain village near which passes
the main line of the Great "Western Railway
then lately constructed used to spend a great
part of his leisure time which meant that por
tion of the twenty-four not actively employed in
eating, sleeping, or tippling in sitting on a fence,
watching for the trains. "When one iron monster
had gone thundering by. he was content to sit
there, doing nothing, thinking nothing, and wait
listlessly the two or three hours which elapsed
before the next was due; for, as we have said, the
railway was a novelty in these parts then. One
day, as he lounged there, idly turning over a four-penny-piece
in his pocket, the thought occurred
to him to place it on the rail, and see what effect
would be produced by allowing a train to pass
over it. A,4nan is proverbially careless of his lust
coin, especially when his prospects of getting an
other are somewhat hazy, so, without any further
reflection, the son of Crispin put the money on
the shining rail. The clank and roar of a luggage-train
were already audible in the distance,
and he awaited the result with some curiosity.
On came the engine, slowly laboring, and puffing
heavily with the immense weight behind it. The
wagons rattled past, and were gone. Could that
be his fourpenny-bit? "Why, it was expanded to
the size of a sixpence, and looked so much like an
old and well-worn specimen of that coin, that
Yes ; he resolved to try it quietly of course, not
to incur unpleasant consequences. "Wending his
way to the village alehouse, he called for a pot of
that refreshing fluid, and tendered in payment
the metamorphosed fourpence, which in its value
at par, so to speak, would have been the exact
equivalent for the beer. Nothing felonious about
that, as far as external appearances went, cer
tainly; though, when twopence change was
received and accepted, a vista opened before his
mind's eye. It was no longer a dream engendered
by luggage-trains and thirst in fortuitous combi
nation with a solitary fourpenny-bit, but a fait
accompli. Fifty per cent, on all available capital
for life, easily realized without risk, without fail.
Here was a discovery ! He went out of the beer
shop, feeling already like a moneyed man !
"We have spoken of the fourpenny-piece as a
solitary coin, and so it was, as far as his pockets
were concerned; but the reader is not to assume
that it expressed the sum-total of his worldly
wealth. Mrs. Crispin, who was rather a shrew,
always laid violent hands on her husband's cash
when she got the chance, which was not often,
and so managed to keep a small reser e fund for
household expenses, and for the purchase of leather
and implements for the working thereof, when
necessary. This little store he now contrived to
extort from her by vague and magnificent assur
ances of an immediate increase to be effected
through some mysterious agency, the nature of
which nothing would induce him to reveal. For
three whole days he kept comparatively sober;
and having pawned such items of the furniture as
he could contrive to smuggle out of the house
when his wife's back was turned, he found him
self possessed of nearly five pounds in ready
money. It was a sore temptation to pass by the
red-curtained bar of the public-house with such
an amount almost throbbing in his pockets ; but
he resisted manfully; and walked to a neighbor
ing town to change the larger coins, little by lit
tle, for those small pieces, which now appeared to
him to be the embodiment of all that was desir
able in the coinage of the realm. At last, the ex
changes were negotiated in full, and charged with
fourpenny pieces to the extent of several pounds,
he was ready for the grand experiment.
That it must be performed at night was plain,
since it would never do to be seen engaged in
such a task by any of his acquaintances. There
would be no difficulty about this, however, as
the down express flashed by forty minutes after
midnight. At the witching hour, therefore, when
all the village slumbered, Crispin stole off to the
scene of action with his bag of silver and a Ian
tern ; and having carefully arranged the coins in
two rows, half on one rail and half on the other,
clambered up to his accustomed perch on the
fence, and awaited the arrival of the train with a
beating heart. A whisper in the air a tremor
of the earth a rumble, a roar, a shriek a de
lirium of fiery eyes, thunder, lightning, and
earthquake a whirlwind of steam and dust
two red lights disappear in the distance.
He dashes up the bank with his lantern to
secure his newly minted sixpences, but They
were gone! Not a vestige of one remained!
Whether the greater speed had anything to do
with it whether there was any greasy composi
tion on the tires or whether the enormous
friction produced by the long and rapid journey
had heated them till they were adhesive in them
selves, was never explained; but certain it is that
everv groat of the cobbler's fortune had gone to
silverplate the wheels
Chambers Journal.
of a railway engine !-
THE HOUSE IVY.
The plant of all plants for the house is the ivy.
If one has a piece, a bit only six inches long, with
time and patience all the rest will follow. This
piece may be had of a friend, or any nurseryman
or florist will send a small rooted plant or some
cuttings by mail for a small sum. U the plant has
roots, plant it in a pot in good soil. If it has not
roots, do the same, and it will soon make roots, for
it is one of the easiest of all things to grow from
cuttings. Slow of growth at first, if given larger
pots as the roots require, it will in time run to be
trained over the window frame, up the corner
of the room and along the cornices, over picture
frames, and everywhere, and make a drapery so
beautiful that no one will ever think of the pat
tern of the wall rmper. One of the finest displays
of ivy avc ever saAv Avas in a very old Dutch house,
one built in the early days of New York State:
the parlor had all the beams exposed, and these
beams and the heavy AvindoAv frames Avere all
draped Avith a profusion of ivy. Any one Avith
a very small outlaAr and time can produce equally
fine effects. Ivy out of doors Avill bear quite a
severe freezing, but in the house, if in a state of
growth, it must not be allowed to freeze. If the
soil is kept moist and, to remove the dust, the
foliage is gone over occasionally Avith a damp
sponge or cloth, a plant a foot high Avill be a thing
of beauty one 20 feet high, or long, Avill be a
Avonder of grace and cheerfulness. American
Agriculturist for Octoltcr.
A GOOD HEART.
There was a great master among the Jews Avho
bid his scholars consider and tell him what Avas
the best Avay Avherein a man should always keep.
One came and said that there Avas nothing better
then a good eye, Avhich is. in their language, a
liberal and contented disposition. Another said,
a good companion is the best thing in the Avorld.
A third said, a good neighbor Avas the best thing
he could desire, and the fourth preferred a man
that could forsee things to come that is. a Avise
person. But, at last, came in one Eleazar, and he
said, a good heart Avas better than them all. True,
said the master, thou hast comprehended in tAvo
Avords all that the rest haAesaid: for he that hath
a good heart Avill be both contented and a good
neighbor, and easily see Arhat is fit to be done by
him. Let every man then seriously labor to find
in himself a sincerity and uprightness of heart
at ail times, and that will save him abundance of
other labor.
WISE SAYINGS,
Friendship is love, Avithout either flowers or
Areil.
To those Avhose god is honor, disgrace alone is
sin.
Diligence is a fair fortune and industry a good
estate.
When the tree is fallen every man goeth to it
Avith his hatchet.
Mam- a man's vices have at first been nothing
worse than good qualities run wild.
Sometimes I read a book Avith pleasure, and
detest the author.
The preaching of divines helps to preserve well
inclined men in the course of virtue, but seldom
or never reclaims the A'icious.
Posit iveness is a good quality for preachers and
orators, because he that Avould obtrude his thoughts
and reasons upon the multitude Avill convince
others the more as he appears convinced himself.
Disease comes in by hundred-weights, and goes
out by ounces.
A mother's prayer Avill draw up from the depths
of the sea.
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ACCIDENTAL DISCOVERIES.
Not a feAv discoveries in the arts and sciences
have been made or suggested by accident. The
nse made of the pendulum, suggested by the vi
brating of a chandelier in a cathedral ; the poAver
of steam, intimated by the oscillating of the lid
of a tea-kettle ; the utility of coal gas for light,
experimented upon by an ordinary tobacco pipe
of Avhite clay; the magnifying property of the
lens, stumbled upon by an optician's apprentice
Avhile holding spectacle-glasses between his thumb
and finger are Avell-knoAvn instances in proof of
the fact.
For The National Tribune.
UNDER THE LINDEN
Soft and sIoav, to and fro.
Underneath the linden tree,
Walk a maiden, watching fearing
(Lest he come not) lo'e's appearing
"While the night Avinds Avhisper low
Stars o'er head earth below.
Underneath the linden tree.
Soft and slow, to and fro,
"Underneath the linden tree.
Two are walking. "Words are spoken
Vows are made, not lightly broken ;
Hearts with happiness o'erflow
Lo'e's bright torch, all aglow
Underneath the linden tree.
Soft and slow, to and fro,
Underneath the linden tree,
"Walk an aged pair, recalling
Love's young dream, their footsteps, falling
On green turf, while soft winds blow,
Breathing loAe Avhere'er they go,
Underneath the linden tree.
Soft and low, to and fro,
Underneath the linden tree,
Breathe the gentle zephyrs, lifting
Leaf and llow'r ; Avhile dark clouds drifting
Hide the stars. A grave below
Marks love's tryst of long ago,
Underneath the linden tree. Gmr.
FARM AND GARDEN.
Ashes as a Fertilizer. Unleached Avood
ashes contain all the constituents of plant food
that the ordinary or Avorn-out soil needs, except
nitrogen. By their chemical action, they render
much of the inert nitrogen in soils available, and
in that Avay may be said to furnish nitrogen.
This is true of lime, and on this power of making
nitrogen available, the greatest value of lime,
when applied as a fertilizer, depends. Ashes also
have a good mechanical effect upon the soil, espe
cially heavy clay soils, which are made lighter and
more porous, so that air and water circulate
more freely. Ashes do not suffer waste by being
washed out. to the extent that is true of the
more soluble and concentrated fertilisers sold in
the markets their effects are therefore movfe
lasting.
"Where sheep are kept for the double pur
pose of direct income in wool, mutton, &c, and the
manure they make, it is important that the extra
food, or that outside of what the pasture furnishes,
should be chosen Avith care. It Avould be Avise for
the American fanner to become better acquainted
Avith cotton-seed cake, linseed oil cake, and like
concentrated foods. By feeding, and feeding lib
erally of such foods, the sheep not only grow
rapidly, but the manure they make is rich in ni
trogenous matters and valuable fertilizing salts
The groAvth of animals is a means to an end, and
Avhen the most money is made from the flock,
and the land enriched, the most rapidly the end
is gained. The profit of sheep as fertilizers de
pends largely upon the kind of food that is used.
Sunshine for Chickens. It seems hardly
necessary to say how desirable sunshine is for
foAvls, as the summer sun is now at its height.
But it maybe mentioned for all. because it is not
often thought about. Health can not be long en
joyed by any animal that is deprived of the sun.
There Avill be a paleness or yellowness, a languor
and Aveakness and a susceptibility to positive dis
ease. The blood Avill become dark and impure, no
matter how good the food may be or how Avell all
the other Avants are supplied. Long intervals of
cloudy Aveather Avill occur in some seasons. At
such times the health of young broods Avill not
be so good. A dark room, barn, or cellar is not
the place for chickens, nor for any living animals.
It is as necessary that they should have sunlight
as it is for vegetable groAvths. The long, weak
shoots of plants Avithout light are an examrde of
the eAil effects of the Avant of lisht.
THINGS TO MAKE A NOTE OF,
To Keep Cider from getting Hard. It is
said that calcium sulphite of lime Avill prevent
cider from getting hard. After the cider is thor
oughly strained and barreled, add about one ounce
of sulphite to every eight gallons of cider. The
sulphite should first be mixed in about a half gal
lon of cider, and then pour the Avhole into the
barrel. Let the barrel stand Avith the bung out
for one Aveek, and it may then be closed up, and
Avill remain sweet all Avinter. The sulphite of
lime may be had of any druggist, and costs about
half a dollar a pound. Be careful to get sulphite,
not sulphate. If you put in too much it Aviil make
vour cider taste of sulphur.
Vinegar Pies. One and a half cups of, good
A-incgar, one cup of Avater, lump of butter size of
an egg, sugar enough to sweeten to the taste;
flavor Avith lemon; put in steAvpan on stove;
take fiA'e eggs, beat the yelks A-ith one cup of
water and two heaping teaspoonfuls of flour;
when the vinegar conies to a boil put in the eggs
and flour, stirring till Avell cooked : have ready
crust for four pies, put in the filling and bake;
beat the Avhites Avith tAvo spoonfuls of white
sugar to a froth, spread on the pies Avhen done,
and color in the OA-en. These are excellent.
Meat Pie. Take mashed potatoes, seasoned,
with salt, butter and milk, and line a baking dish.
Lay upon it slices of cold meat of any kind; add
salt, pepper, catsup and butter or any cold gravy ;
put in a layer of potatoes and another layer of
meat in the same way until the dish is full; have
a layer of potatoes on the top. Bake it until it
is thoroughh heated through.
Pice Chicken Pie. Cover the bottom of a
pudding dish with slices of broiled ham ; cut up
a broiled chicken and nearly fill the dish; pour
in graA-y or melted butter to fill the dish ; add
chopped onions if you like, or a little enrry-pow-der,
AA'hich is better ; then add boiled rice to fill
all interstices and to cover the top thick. Bake
it for one-half or three-quarters of an hour.
Mag ic Pastry. Two tablespoonfuls of pound
ed sugar, four ounces of fine flour, tAvo eggs. Mix
all together very smoothly, and fry in lard.
A Nice Biscuit. One pint of scalded milk
cooled, two quarts of sifted flour, three table
spoonfuls of shortening, one teacupful of yeast,
and a little salt.
Chicago Graham Muffins. One pint of gra
ham flour, one-half teaspoonful of sugar, two tea
spoonfuls of baking-powder; Avet with water to
make it soft as gingerbread.
Spiced Apple Tarts. Hub steAved tart apple?
through a sieve: SAveeten and flavor Avith mace or
cinnamon. Line soup plates with a crust, till with,
the apple, and lay bars of crust a quarter of an
inch wide over the top of the tart. Bake till the
crust is done.
Pice Fruit Pudding. One large tea-cup of
rice, a little water to cook it partially; dry; line
an earthen basin with the rice; fill up with quar
tered apple, or any fruit you choose. Cover with
rice. Tie a cloth over the top. and steam one hour.
To be eaten Avith sweet sauce. Do not butter the
dish.
Dysentery Cholera Cordial. Two ounces
tincture cayenne, one ounce spirits camphor, one
ounce tincture rhubarb, two ounces essence pep
permint, tAvo ounces best brandy, tAvo drachms
laudanum. Dose for an adult, one teaspoonful
every hour, until relief is obtained.
A Healing Ointment. Put a little beesAvax
in a pipkin, and add some fine olive oil ; as it
melts, add more, till the mixture assumes the
consistency of butter. This is good for abraided
flesh-cuts, chillblains, or any broken surface which
requires to be healed, not draAvn.
To remove the sulphur odor of rubber goods,
take of caustic potash half an ounce, water one
and a half nnt: dissolve and heat to boiling.
Put the goods into this for a few minutes, rinse
thoroughly, and dry.

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