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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. C, JANUARY 21, 1882.
Jta filmy veil o'er summer skies
It drew, and cooled their fervid eyes,
With tenderer tint on field and dell,
The light across the landscape fell ;
It flushed on tired childhood's check.
And said: "Thy dreamy pillow seek!"
To plowman, at His cottage door,
It whispered: "ttest; day's toil is o'er."
To wistful watcher by the sea :
" The moon may bring thy ship to thee ! "
It crowned the saint upon his bier :
"Sleep well, God's own the night is here; "
Kissed off the tears from weeping eyes :
"Have faith ! the day again shall rise."
Its passing ray, through chancel pane,
Wrote on the urn : " This life is vain ! "
The spire's gold cross athwart the sky
Flashed its last words : " 'Tis gain to die! "
And thus, with vari-colored thought,
Were evening shadows interwroughL
Thus, to the earth the fading light
Gave benedictions of the night.
Eph's New-Year's Boots,
BY FRANK H. CONVERSE.
The ship Emerald, under topsails, is plunging
and rolling over and through great mountains of
- storm-tossed wintry sea. Mr. Kendall, the sturdy
little second mate, makes his way for'ard by
clinging to the weather rail. He casts a glace at
the side lights to make sure that they are burn
ing clear, and then, in a cheery voice, hails the
"Only five minutes longer, Ned," he bawls, en
. eouragingly; for cold as it is on deck, he knows
that facing the bitter blast on the exposed fore
- castle is a hundred times worse.
Ned Kand returns the customary, "Ay, ay, sir,"
and vaguely wonders if he ever ioill be warm
again. Not only is he drenched and chilled
through and through, but the cold, which is grow
ing more intense, has stiffened his soaked oil
clothes until they seem like a suit of tin armor.
Like a dream the remembrance of a year ago that
very night comes to mind, how, sitting around
the glowing grate in the cozy home sitting-room,
he, with the family, watched the old year out
.and the new in.
Ting, ting, ting, ting, ting, ting, ting, ting,
-sounds faintly from aft.
" ' Ring out the old, ring in the new,' "
-grimly mutters Ned between his chattering
teeth, as he strikes the knell of the old year on
rthe big bell for'ard,
" Hillo-o-o in there ! Eight bells, you sleepers !
D'ye hear the news?"
As the sleepy, grumbling watch come on deck,
the wheel and look-out are relieved.
"Go below, the port watch, but stand ready
;fbr a call," says Mr. Marline, the chief mate.
Ned is crawling stiffly down from the look-out,
Twhen very unexpectedly the long-legged over-
.grown boy who, without speaking, had reliev
.him, bawls in his ear, " Wish you a happy ' new
Unexpectedly, I say, for the reason 'that the
two boys, who were room-mates, ha.v s not y
together before for a whole week., Ned hesitates
a moment. Suddenly to minjl f jme the familiar
" The year is goiu iet him go;
Ring out &efvr je-ring in the true."
"Same to you, old. fe)0wf"he exclaims, as well
as his chattering jay Vill let him, and then
creeping cautiously along the slippery, heaving
deck, Ned enters the "boys' room" in the after
end of thehoe. Throwing off his oil-skins and
drenched pa-jacketwith a shiver, he is about to
turn into nis bunk, when he sees lying on his
gray tCrth blankets a pair of half-worn rubber
boot& Scrawled on a bit of paper tied to one of
the; loops are, these words:
" A new yeres Presunt to ned i was keeping
Them for you All the time from your aff ship
mate, E Jackson."
As Ned reads this friendly message, his face
begins to burn perhaps from the heat of the
coals of fire thus heaped upon his head; for the
trouble be ween himself and his room-mate had be
gun about these very same rubber boots. Ned'shad
been accidentally washed over board by a big sea
a few days'previous, he having laid them on the
main hatch to dry; and vainly had he tried to
buy this pair of Eph, who wore thick "cow-hides"
in ordinary weather, keeping the rubber ones for
"You're a mean, contemptible skinflint, Eph
Jackson," Ned had angrily exclaimed.
"Mebbe I be, returned Eph, as a dull red tinged
his homely face ; but, all the same, you can't buy
them boots : I've got another use for 'em."
High words followed. Ned called Eph " a hayseed-haired
countryman." Eph, in return,
taunted Ned with hanging back when a royal
had to be stowed or the flying jib furled: "a
sogerin' skulk" was the uncomplimentary epi
thet which he applied to his room-mate, if I re
member aright. Since which time, as I have said,
no word had passed between the two until Eph
had broken the ice with his New-Year's greet
ing. "He's not such a bad lot, after all," said Ned
aloud. "The boots are a couple of sizes too
large," he added, as he pulled them on over a
pair of dry socks ; " but they'll keep out the wet
and cold anyway."
But there was a sort of unconscious patronage
in his way of accepting the welcome present,
after all ; for Ned Rand's father, who owned two
thirds of the Emerald, was a wealthy ship-builder
of East Boston, while Eph Jackson was an un
cultured young fellow from the country. Ned
was making this his first sea-voyage "just for the
fun of it"; Eph, because ho had an old mother
up among the Berkshire hills, for whom every
cent of his wages was meant.
" Some day I cal'late to be a officer, an' git my
forty or fifty dollars a month," said Eph, stur
dily, to himself.
Ned had obtained his parents' consent that he
should make a trial voyage with Captain Elton.
"But don't favor him, Captain," privately sug
gested Mr. Eand.
"Favor him!" echoed the plain-spoken Captain;
"I guess not There's no fevors shown aboard
ships. Your boy will be treated the same as that
long-legged "young chap from the country who
shipped yesterday no better and no worse."
Which assurance Ned has found to his extreme
disgust is carried out to the very latter.
But the voice of the storm witlfout grows lou
der and fiercer.
" I thought so P' growls Ned, as two hours later
he hears the command to " turn out and shorten
Ugh-h-h ! It is ten degrees colder at least than
when he went below. Mast and spar, brace and
rigging, alike are cased in thin ice.
The upper topsails have been lowered on the
caps, where they aire thrashing as only stiff, half
frozen sails can thrash.
" Jump up there lively, and roll up the main
topsail first," bellows Mr. Marline, and in a mo
ment wisy little Mr. Kendall is in the main
rigging. Closely following him is Ned Eand,
but not from any desire to show unusual activity.
He Los learned that in fading a sail the ex
treme y of the yard is the easiest place, for here
he ha nothing particular to do except to hold
on by the " lift " with one hand, and pass the
yard-..rm gasket to the man who stands next
The sail is "picked up," and secured after a
fashion .for it is as unmanageable as an oak plank.
The gaskets are passed, and the men descend the
slippery rigging. Ned delays as long as possible,
for the fore and mizzen topsails have yet to be
"You, Ned, are you going to stay on that yard
all night? " thunders Mr. Marline from below, at
which gentle hint Ned bestirs himself.
Crawling cautiously along the slippery, sway
ing foot-rope, one moment high in air, and the
next with the boiling, seething sea beneath his
feet, Ned is nearly half way in, when, as the ship
rolls heavily to leeward, his mittened hands slip
on the icy iron jack-stay, and with a wild cr y
which is heard even above the storm, heis launched
"Man overboard!" yells Mr. Kendall j o is
Eph Jackson, who has been sent to the lee,
hears it, and stooping, "yanks" the grating from
under the helmsman's feet, serdi' ng spinning
over the rail.
Captain Elton was aawir AOvm to be excited
in his whole life.
"Put the wheel cowj ."jerry, and let her head
come up in the wind," J' rising his voice a little,
he then orders tie q& jr.yaras braced aback, and
the fore stay-sq&ijlw et raised.
While one wai x keying this order, others
of the crew cW r away the port quarter boat.
But when kh& e is a caU to man it, one and aU
hesitate, $&' erily it venturing into the very
jaws of a-yath.
Eph Sf .tson suddenly leaves the lee wheel, and
follows the plucky little second mate, who is
jPing the rudder.
If that young chap is goin'," mutters Bob
cacy," blowedif I'll hang back;" and in another
moment the boat is manned, and afloat in dark
ness and storm.
Meanwhile, what of Ned Eand ? This : As his
head dissappeared under the icy waves he felt as
though a terrible grasp had seized his ankles and
was dragging him deeper and deeper despite his
efforts to rise.
" It's my heavy boots," was the thought which
flashed like lightning through his brain; and
thanks to their size, he slipped them off one at
a time, coming to the surfacejust as it seemed
to him that his lungs were about to burst
through holding his breath so long. Dashing
the water from his eyes, he struck out manfully,
yet with a sense of utter hopelessness, when his
hand struck the grating, to which he clung con
vulsively. He saw rockets and blue-lights
thrown up from the ship's deck, and shouted
himself hoarse, for the Emerald was notacable's
But as he felt an awful numbing chill steal
over him, against which he vainly struggled, he
was dragged in over the bow of the Emerald's
boat by the nervous arms of the bow oar Mr.
" Darned if he ain't lost them boots a'ready ! " ex
claimed Eph, as the insensible boy was laid face
down in the bottom of the boat.
Well, through God's mercy and Mr. Kendall's
skill, they reached the ship in safety, but Eph
or indeed any of the boat's crew will never
forget the terrible pull, or how near they were
being crushed by the ship's side in taking the
boat inboard. ,
Ned was rubbed, filled to the throat with hot
coffee, and stowed away in his bunk, so that by
morning he was all right again, but, to his great
joy, he was excused from further duty, the ship
being now off old Boston Light.
" You saved my life, Eph," says Ned, gratefully,
as in high glee the two boys begin to pack their
chests in readiness for going ashore, "and how
shall I ever repay you?"
There was no mock.modesty about Eph Jack
son. "It ain't wuth mentionin'," looking up
from his work, " but seein's you make so much
of it, if you're a mind to buy me a pair o' new
rubber boots, well call it square."
Which Ned afterward doesj and, better still,
invites Eph home to stay until the ship is again
ready for sea; for Captain Elton has offered to
take him as able seaman on the next voyage. A
year later, and Mr. Jackson is second mate of the
"Them rubber boots," he remarks aloud, as he
incloses a money order for fifty dollars to his
proud mother "them rubber boots was a lucky
New-Year's present for me."
"And for me too, Eph," smilingly returns Ned
Eand, who stands close by. Harper's Young
In Brazil some experiments hare been tried
by M. de Lacerda, showing that permanganate
of potash is an almost certain antidote for the
bite of snakes. M. de Lacerda has not as yet-'
tried ita efficiency on himself, but in the case of
thirty dogs on whom he experimented only two
died under exceptional circumstances, and all
whom he did not treat with the injection of per
manganate of potash died in the usual way.
The'world is not so bad but that those who most
condemn it leave it regretfully.
The Constitution, or "Old Ironsides," as she was
' CI '
familiarly called, was one of six frigates the
keels of which were laid in 1794. She was the
third vessel built for the United States navy
after the adoption of the constitution, the United
States being the first and the Constellation the
second. The Constitution was built at Hart's
ship-yard in Boston, which was situated where
Constitution Wharf now is, at a cost of 302,718.
She was made very strong, her frame being of
live oak, and her planks bent on without steam,
as it was believed that the steaming process
weakened and softened the wood. Her tonnage
was 1,335. She was launched on the 21st of Oc
tober, 1797, in the presence of a great gathering
of people. It was because she was so staunch a
ship that the name of Ironsides was given her,
and her subsequent service in the war of 1812.
fully entitled her to the name. She was the
most famous ship in our navy, and has been
made the theme of story and of song. She started
on her first cruise in July, 1798, under command
of Captain James Nicholson, but she did not
come into active service until 1804,. when sh& was
the flag-ship of .Commodore Preble in the war be
tween this country andtheBarbary Powers. On
the 29th of August the bombardment of Tripoli
was renewed for the third time, and the Consti
tution made her first historical record. She ran
in to within a shorkdistanceof the castle and bat
teries, and poured in destructive discharges of
round and grape 3htot. She silenced the guns of
the caste and spread destruction among the gun
boats o'f the enemy. The squadron finally with
drew after doing great damage to the town.
Af..er this exploit the Constitution was engaged
ij. cruising until the war of 1812, during which
she made her glorious record, and proved to the
world that even so young a nation as the United
States could produce a navy able to cope with
that of Great Britain.
The Constitution, carrying forty-four guns and
under command of Captain Isaac Hull, returned
from foreign service about the time of the decla
ration of war, and having shipped a new crew,
sailed from Annapolis on a cruise to the north
ward July 12, 1812. At one o'clock in the after
noon on the 17th, while she was sailing easily
alono- with a light breeze, Captain Hull found
himself nearly surrounded by Broke's British
squadron. The Constitution was not strong
enough to fight the powerful fleet that was clos
ing around her, and her safety depended on her
speed. One of the most remarkable naval re
treats and pursuits ever recorded nowbegan.
The sea was in almost a dead calm, and sails were
of little use. The boats were lowered and at
tached to the ship by long lines, and the sailors
pulled with a will to tow the frigate out of the
enemy's reach. The British followed the exam
ple of the Americans, and the flight and pursuit
had become most exciting when night settled
down over the waters. All night long the race
continued. On the second day eleven sail were
in sight, but a gentle breeze was blowing, and
the Constitution was gaining slowly on her pur
suers. By nightfall she was four miles ahead of
the foremost of the British squadron, the Guer
riere, and at 8.15 that night the Englishmen
abandoned the case, and drew off to the north
ward. The Constitution, after her escape, ran
not far from the shore to the Bay of Fundy with
out meeting a single vessel. Captain Hull then
turned her prow to the southward, and on the
19th of August a man-of-war was discovered from
the masthead, which afterward proved to be the
Guerriere, from which "Old Ironsides" had so
narrowly escaped a month before. Captain Hull
at once gave chase to the stranger, and when
about a league to the leeward began to shorten
sail and prepare for action. He cleared his ship,
beat to quarters, hoisted the American colors,
and bore down gallantly on the enemy, intend
ing to bring her into close combat immediately.
The Guerriere was perfectly willing to fight, and
the commander comprehending Hull's move
ment, hoisted three national ensigns, fired a
broadside of grapeshot, filled away, and gave an
other broadside on the other tack, but without
effect, as the missiles all fell short. The Consti
tution pressed all sail to get alongside the foe,
and engage in a fair yard-arm and yard-arm
fight. At a little after six in the evening the
bows of the American ship began to double the
quarter of the English. " Now, boys, pour it into
them!" shouted Captain Hull, and the Constitu
tion opened her forward guns with terrible effect.
The concussion of the broadside was tremendous.
It cast the men in the cock-pit of the enemy's
ship from one side of the room to the other, and
before they could adjust themselves the blood
came streaming from above, and many of their
companions, horribly mutilated, were handed
down to the surgeons.
The enemy at the same time were pouring
heavy metal into the Constitution. The vessels
were only half pistol-shot from each other, and
the destruction wrought by the broadsides was
terrible. Within fifteen minutes after the fight
began theGuerriere's mizzenmast was shot away,
her main yard was in slings, and her hull, spars,
sails and rigging were torn in pieces. At this
stage of the contest the Constitution ran foul of
her enemy, her bowsprit running into the Guer
rier's larboard quarter. Both parties now attempt
ed to board, but before this could be done the
sails of the Constitution filled, and she shot
ahead and clear of her antagonist whose foremast
fell, carrying with it the mainmast, and leaving
the British frigate a helpless wreck rolling like a
log in the trough of the sea. Captain Dacres,
commander of the Guerrier, now hauled down
the jack, which had been kept flying at the
stump of the mizzenmast, in token of surrender,
ana a prize crew was sent on board. She was too
greatly damaged, however, to be saved, and, as it
was evident that she would sink, Captain Hull
gave orders the next day to set her on fire, and
fifteen minutes afterward she blew up. The im
portance of this victory to the Americans at this
period of tke war can hardly be overestimated.
For the first time in the history of the world, as
the Lond on Tim cs, expressed it, "did an English
frigate strike to an American." Up to this time
the Americans had little faith in the power of
their navy, and they looked upon England's
"wooden walls" as almost impregnable. The
victory of the Constitution gave a new vigor to
the war in this country, and had a correspondingly
depressing effect in Great Britain. The Ameri
can loss in the engagement, which lasted half an
hour, was seven killed and seven wounded, while
the British loss was fifteen killed, and: forty-four
wounded, and twenty-four missing. The Consti
tution was severly damaged in spars-and rigging.
She carried the news of the victory to Bo&tonj
arriving there- on the 39th of August. When
She went into the harbor she was surrounded by a
flotilla of gayly decorated small boats, and escort
ed to the wharf. Here Captain Hull was- re
ceived with a national salute, anc an immense
assemblage escorted himtO'liis quarters in the
city. A grand demonstration was- made inhis
honor and New York tendered him. the freedom
of the city, presented swords to him. and his-officers,
and requested him tasit for a-portrait cobe
hung in the Governor's room in uho City Hall.
The first really great engagement in which the
Constitution-took part Had made- her and. her
eommandeir famous for many longi.years.
Captain Hull was retired fror& the command
of the "Old- Ironsides" and Captain Ytfilliani
Bainbridge was appointed hi3 successor. He
sailed from Boston October 2ft, 1812, and- on De
cember 29, when off the- coast of Brazil, at 9
a. m., discovered two-vessels in-shore and to t&e
windward. The larger was seen to- alter her
course with the evident intention of meeting the
Constitution, and Captaini Bainbridge, anxious
to oblige the stranger, tacked and stood in toward
her. He soon discovered irhat she was. an. Knelish
frigate, and both at once prepared for action. At
two o'clock a general cannonade from &oth ves
sels began, and a furious battle was begun, both
frigates running on the same tack. When the
fight had raged half an hour the wheel of the
; Constitution was shot away, and for a time her
antagonist had a great advantage over her. But
Bainbridge managed his crippled ship so well
that she was the first in coming to the wind on
the other tack, and gave her opponent a terrible
raking fire. At three o'clock the English vessel
attempted to run down on the Constitution's
quarter. Her jibboom penetrated the latter's
mizzen rigging, but this and the head of her
bowsprit were shot away, and the Constitution
poured a heavy raking fire broadside into her
stern. This was followed by another, when the
enemy's foremast went by the board, crashing
through the forecastle and main deck. The Con
stitution now closed in, and the two vessels lay
broadside to broadside, pouring metal into each
other. Soon the English vessel's mizzenmast
was shot away, leaving nothing standing but the
mainmast, the yard of which had been carried
away near the slings. The stranger then hauled
down her colors, and a prize crew was sent on
board. She proved to be the-frigate Java, carry
ing thirty-eight guns, and in command of Captain
"Henry Lambert. She was one of the finest ves
sels of the British navy, but the engagement left
her a complete wreck; and Captain Bainbridge,
after transferring the prisoners to the Constitu
tion, ordered her fired, and she blew up on De
cember 31st. In this engagement "'Old Iron
sides" lost only nine men, with twenty-five
wounded. Captain Bainbridge was slightly in
jured in the hip by a musket-ball, and the shot
that carried away the wheel of the Constitution
drove a small copper bolt into his thigh, inflict
ing a dangerous wound. On the Java sixty-five
were killed and one hundred and seventy
After this exploit the Constitution sailed for
Boston, reaching that port February 15, 1813.
Captain Bainbridge resigned the command, and
the frigate was put on the stocks for repairs.
She left Boston for a cruise December 30, 1813,
under command of Captain Charles Stewart, and
on February 14, 1814, captured the British war
schooner Pictou, with a letter of marque which
was under her convoy. On April 3d, she was
very nearly captured by two British frigates, the
Junon and La Nymphe, but she managed to
escape by making Marblehead. At the close of
December she again put to sea, still under
command of Captain Stewart, and on February
20, 1815, two ships were sighted, which were
evidently in company, from the signals which
they exchanged. The Constitution gave chase,
and at six in the evening, when within range,
showed her colors, when the two strangers flung
out the British flag. The three ships were now
so arranged that they formed the points of an
equilateral triangle, the Constitution being to the
windward. In this position "Old Ironsides"
opened fire, and for fifteen minutes the three
ships kept up a continuous cannonade. One of
the" English" vessels became disabled and retired
temporarily from the action. Th e other managed
to get to ihe leeward of the Constitution, and
the two vessels poured broadside after broadside
into each other. The Constitution justified her
claim to the name of "Old Ironsides," and in
three-quarters of an hour the English ship
surrendered. She proved to be the frigate Cyane,
Captain Falcon, manned by a crew of one
hundred and eighty men, and carrying thirty-six
guns. An nour auex iue suncuuci vi me tjyane,
her consort, the Levant, having repaired her
damages, and being ignorant of the capture of
the Cyane, bore up and met the Constitution
coming in search of her. She was soon over
powered, and at ten o'clock at night fired a gun
to leeward and surrendered. The loss of the
Constitution in this gallant action was three men
killed and twelve wounded. That of the enemy
in the two vessels was estimated at seventy
seven killed and wounded.
This was the last engagement in which the
Constitution was called to take part.
Since the war of 1812 the Constitution has been
used mostly as a training or school ship in special
service. She was stationed at Annapolis the most
of the time until the breaking out of the civil
war, and then was removed to Newport and con
tinued in the same service. In 1875 she was
placed on th stocks at the League Island Navy
yard and subjected to repair under the supervis
ion of Naval Constructor Hart, a grandson of the
man who built her in Boston eighty-four years ago.
In 1878 she was detailed to take the goodfe of
American exhibitors to the Paris Exposition,
and upon her return was again placed in service
as a school ship. In the summer of 1880 she was
anchored at the Brooklyn Navy-yard for several
weeks, and was visited by throngs of people dur
ing her stay. Last April she went on a short
cruise, and not being heard of for ten days, a ru
mor was circulated tha-irshe was-lost. Threport
created a great deal of excitement', which was al
layed by the announcement on April 20th of her
safety. As an evidence of the sentiment felt for
every planlc.of f'01d Ironsides-," an anecdote ofthe
Administration of President Jackson may be
given. The-original figure-head of the Constitu
tion was a 'aust of Hercules. Thb-was shot away
in the war of the Mediterranean and its place
was-supplied' by a carved' billet-head. In 1834,
while the igate was lying at tho Charlestown
Navy-yard, Commodore Elliott had this billet
head removed, and substituted for it a bust of
General Jackson. This- substitution was de
nounced bythe oppositian as a partisan outrage.
Elliott woo-assailed in newspapers, pamphlets,
speeches, and threatened in anonymous letters
with violence if he dial not remove the effigy.
He was deaf to all complaints, and finally., one
stormy night in July, 1834, a dasng young man
from this- city went o-afc to the ship" in a skiff,
sawed ofS the head of tho-image, and carried it to
Boston. All efforts to. discover the perpetrator
of this outrage on a. government vessel were
fruitless, and the excitement finally died avay.
New r&r-& Times.
Tb&. curious weapon, peculiar to the native of
Australia, has often proved: a puzzle to the man
of science. It is a. piece off carved woad nearly
in the form of a crescent, from thirty to forty
inches long, poinded at boiih ends, and the corner
suite sharp. The mode cs using it is as singular
as the weapon. Ask a b2ack to throir it so as to
let it fall at his feet, and away it goes, forty
yards from him skimming along the surface at
three or four feet from the ground, when it will
suddenly rise in the air forty or 3ixty feet, de
scribing a curve, and finally dropping at ihe feet
of the thrower. During its covree it revolves
with great rapidity on a pivot, with a whizzing
noise. It is wonderful so barbarous a people
have invented so singular a weapon, which sets
the laws of progress at defiance. It is very
dangerous for an European to project it at any
object, as it may return and strke himself. In
a native's hand it is a formidable weapon, strik
ing without the projector being seen. It was
invented to strike the kangaroo, which is killed
WHY HE OBJECTED,
A crude old farmer, living on the line of one
of the recent railroad surveys, and who is owner
of a barn of large dimensions, with huge swing
ing doors on both side3, observed a posse of sur
veyors busily driving a row of stakes through
his premises that extend to the very centre of
his big barn. Sauntering leisurely toward the
trespassers, with an air savoring somewhat of
indignation, he addressed the leader of the gang
as follows :
"Layin' eout another railroad?"
"Surveying for one," was the reply.
" Goin' threw my barn ? "
"Don't see how we can avoid it."
"Wall, now, mister," said the worthy farmer,
" I calkerlate I've got sumthin' tew say "bout
that. I want you tew understan' that I've got
sumthin' else tew dew besides runnin' out to
open and shet them doors every time a train
wants to go through." Stamford Advocate.
It would be a sad thing to unbelieving ones, if
it should transpire that you were mistaken after
all if in the end you should face death with the
painful consciousness of something more thai
you have counted on beyond.
THINGS TO MAKE A NOTE OF,
Grated Ham Sandwiches Grate finely a3
much well cooked ham as you are likely to re
quire; flavor it with a little cayenne and some
nutmeg; roll out some good puff paste very
thinly, cut it into two perfectly even portions,
prick it in one or two places to prevent it rising
too highly, and bake in a quick oven till of a gol
den brown; then take out, and let it stand till
cool; then spread a little fresh butter lightly over
the whole. This should not be done till the
paste is perfectly cool. Now spread the grated
ham evenly over the paste, lay the second piece
of puff paste over it, and with a very sharp knife
cut into small sized sandwiches. This is a nice
Coffee Custaed. Make a good strong ex
tract of coffee by dripping it as slowly as possi
ble through a percolator; for ten people you will
want two cupfuls ; take eight of the same meas
ures of milk, and beat into the milk the yolks of
six eggs; add three ounces powdered sugar; mix
into this the two cupfuls of coffee; as coffee dif
fers in strength, taste to see that it is strong
enough ; pour the mixture into cups, and put
the cup3in anot too deep pan with boiling water;
the level of the water ought not to stand higher
than half the cup; do not boil the water too
hard; about fifteen minutes of boiling is neces
sary. Mutton Bboth One pound mutton or lamb
cut small, one quart of cold water, oneteaspoon
ful of rice or barley, four tablespoonfuls of milk,
salt, pepper, parsley ; boil the meat without the
salt, closely covered, until very tender; strain it
and add the barley or rice; simmer for half an
hour, stirring often ; add the seasoning and milk,
and simmer five minutes more.
Sunshine Cake. Yolks of eleven eggs, two
cups of sugar, one cup of butter, one cup of milk,
one teaspoonful of cream of tartar, one-half tea
spoonful of soda, three cups of flour, and flavor
Ceeam Cake. One pint of flour, two cups of
sugar, two eggs, one cup of cream, two-thirds cup
of milk, one-half teaspoonful of soda, one tea
spoonful of cream of tartar, a little salt, and
spice to your taste.
Ceackee Geiddle Cakes. To one beaten
egg, add two pounded crackers, a pinch of salt,
and milk enough to make a thin batter. Of
course, one can increase the quantity in same
ratio. They are very light and nice.
Meat Loaf. Chop fine whatever cold fresh
meat you may have, fat and lean together, add
pepper, salt, a finely-chopped onion, and two
slices of bread soaked soft in milk. Stir all to
gether, beat in an egg, and bake till nicely browned.