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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. C, FEBRUABY 25, 1882.
There comes the boys ! Oh, dear, the noise !
The whole house feels the racket;
Behold the knee of Christie's pants, ,
And weep o'er Bertie's jacket.
But never mind; if eyes k?ep bright.
And limbs grow straight and limber;
We'd rather lose the tree's whole bark
Than find unsound the timber.
Now hear the tops and -marbles roll ;
The floors oh, woe betide them !
And I must watch the banisters,
For I know the boys who ride them.
Look well as you defend the stairs,
I often find them haunted
By ghostly boys that make no noise
Just when their noise is wanted.
The very chairs are tied in pairs,
And made to prance and caper ;
What swords are whittled out of sticks;
What brave hats made of paper.
The dinner bell peals loud and well
To tell the milkman's coming;
And then the rush of "steam-car trains"
Sets all our ears a humming.
How oft I say: " What shall I do
To keep these children quiet ? '
If I could find a good receipt
I certainly should try it.
But what to do with these wild boys,
And all their din ami clatter,
Is really quite a grave affair
No laughing, trifling matter.
" Boys will be boys" but not for long;
Ah, could we bear about us
This thought : How very soon our boys
Will learn to do without us.
How soon and tall, deep-voiced men
Will gravely call us " Mother,"
Or we be stretching empty hands
From this world to the other.
More gently should we chide the noise,
And when night quells the racket,
Stitch in but lovely thought and prayers
While mending pants and jacket.
BY JIMMY BROWN.
Pve made up my mind that half the trouble
boys get into is the fault of the grown-up folks
that are always wanting them to improve their
I never improved my mind yet without suffer
ing for it. There was a time I improved it study
ing wasps, just as the man who lectured about
wasps and elephants and other insects told me to.
If it hadn't been for that man I never should
have thought of studying wasps.
One time our school-teacher told me that I
ought to improve my mind by reading history,
so I borrowed the history of Blackbcard the Pirate,
and improved my mind for three or four hours
every day. After a while father said, "Bring
that book to me, Jimmy, and let's see what you're
reading," and when he saw it, instead of praising
me, he But what's theuseofrememberingour
misfortunes? Still, if I was grown up, I wouldn't
get the boys into difficulty by telling them to do
all sorts of things.
There was a Professor came to our house the
other day. A Professor i3 a kind of man who
wears spectacles up on the top of his head and
takes snuff and doesn't talk English very plain.
I believe Professors came from somewhere near
Germany, and I wish this one had staid in his own
country. They live mostly on cabbage and such,
and Mr. Travers says they are dreadfully fierce, and
that when they are not at war with other people,
they fight among themselves, and go on in the
most dreadful way.
This Professor that came to see father didn't
look a bit fierce, but Mr. Travers says that was
just his deceitful way, and that if we had had a
valuable old bone or a queer kind of shell in the
bouse, the Professor would have got up in the
rncrhfr niifl sfnlfin it. Jind killed nsnll in nnrhorlc
but Sue said it was a shame, and that the Pro
fessor was a lovely old gentleman, and there
wasn't the least harm in his kissing her.
"Well, the Professor was talking after dinner
to father about balloons, and when he saw I was
listening, he pretended to be awfully kind, and
told me how to make a fire-balloon, and how
he'd often made them and sent them up in the
air; and then he told about a man who went up
on horseback with his horse tied to a balloon;
and father said, "Now listen to the Professor,
Jimmy, and improve your mind while you've
got a chance."
The next day Tom Maginnis and I made a
balloon just as the Professor had told me to.
It was made out of tissue-paper, and it had a
sponge soaked full of alcohol, and when you set
the alcohol on fire the tumefaction of the
air would send the balloon mornamile high.
"We made it out in th barn, and thought wTe'd try
it before we said anything to the folks about it,
and then surprise them by showing them what
a beautiful balloon we had, and how we'd im
proved our minds. Just as it was ready, Sue's
cat came into the barn, and I remembered the
horse that had been tied to a balloon, and told
Tom we'd see if the balloon would take the cat
up with it.
So we tied her with a whole lot of things so
she would hang under the balloon without being
hurt a bit, and then we took the balloon into the
yard to try it. After the alcohol had burned a
little while the balloon got full of air, and
presently it went slowly up. There wasn't a bit
of wind, and when it had gone up about twice
as high as the house, it stood still.
You ought to have seen how that cat howled ;
but she was nothing compared with Sue when
she came out and saw her beloved beast. She
screamed to me to bring her that cat this instant,
you good-for-nothing cruel little wretch, won't
you catch it when father comes home.
Now I'd like to know how I could reach a cat
that was a hundred feet up in the air ; but that's
all the reasonableness that girls have.
The balloon didn't stay up very long. It be
gan to come slowly down, and when it struck
the ground, the way that cat started on a run
for the barn, and tried to get underneath it with
the balloon all on fire behind her, was something
frightful to see. By the time I could get to her
and cut her loose, a lot of hay took fire and be
gan to blaze, and Tom ran for the fire-engine,
crying out "Fire!" with all his might.
The firemen happened to be at the engine-
house, though they're generally all over town,
and nobody can find them when there is a fire.
They brought the engine into our yard in about
ten minutes, and just as Sue and the cook and I
had put the fire out. But that didn't prevent
the firemen from working with heroic bravery,
as our newspaper afterwards said. They knocked
in our dining-room windows with axes and
poured about a thousand hogsheads of water
into the room before we could make them under
stand that the fire was down by the barn, and
had been put out before they came.
This was all the Professor's fault, and it has
taught me a lesson. The next time anybody
wants me to improve my mind I'll tell him he
ought to be ashamed of himself. Harper's Young
We would caution our boy readers in regard to
the terrible results that may come from pouring
alcohol on burning substances. The flame will
catch the stream as it falls, and, mounting to the
bottle, accidents of the most disastrous character
INVENTION OF THE TELESCOPE.
Some of the most important discoveries have
been made accidentally ; and it has happened to
more than one inventor, who had long been
searching after some new combination or material
for carrying out a pet idea, to hit upon the right
thing at last by mere chance. A lucky instance
of this kind was the discovery of the principle of
Nearly three hundred years ago, there was
living in the town of Middleburg, on the island
of "Walcheren, in the Netherlands, a poor opti
cian named Hans Lippersheim. One day, in
the year 1608, he was working in his shop, his
children helping him in various small ways, or
romping about and amusing themselves with the
tools and objects lying on his work-bench, when
suddenly his little girl exclaimed :
" Oh, Papa ! See how near the steeple comes ! "
Half-startled by this announcement, the hon
est Hans looked up from his work, curious to
know the cause of the child's amazement. Turn
ing toward her, he saw that she was looking
through two lenses, one held close to her eye,
and the other at arm's length ; and, calling his
daughter to his side, he noticed that the eye
lens was plano-concave (or fiat on one side and
hollowed out on the other), while the one held
at a distance was plano-convex for flat on one
side and bulging on the other). Then, taking
the two glasses, he repeated his daughter's exper
iment, and soon discovered that she had chanced
to hold the lenses apart at their exact focus, and
this had produced the wonderful effect that she
had observed. His quick wit and skilled inven
tion saw in his accident a wonderful discovery.
He immediately set about making use of his new
knowledge of lenses, and ere long he had fash
ioned a tube of pasteboard, in which he set the
glasses firmly at their exact focus.
This rough tube was the germ of that great
instrument the telescope, to which modern sci
ence owes so much. And it was on October 22,
1603, that Lippersheim sent to his government
three telescopes made by himself, calling them
" instruments by means of which to see at a dis
tance." Not long afterward another man, Jacob Adri
ansz, or Metius, of Alkmaar, a town about twenty
miles from Amsterdam, claimed to have discover
ed the principle of the telescope two years earlier
than Hans Lippersheim ; and it is generally ac
knowledged that to one of these two men belongs
the honor of inventing the instrument. But it
seems certain that Hans Lippersheim had never
known nor heard of the discovery made by Adri
ansz. and so, if Adriansz had not lived we still
should owe to Hans Lippersheim's quick wit,
and his little daughter's lucky meddling, one of
the most valuable and wonderful of human in
ventions. St. Nicholas.
TO KEEP THE GIRLS WARM,
A seal-skin sacque costs 50 per cent, more than
it did five years ago. Seal skins have not been
worn more than fifteen or eighteen years. Fash
ion, and the discovery of new methods of pre
paring and dyeing or first the latter and second
the former brought them into use. The seal
fur, as seen here, is the inner coat. When on
the back of the seal this fine fur is hid by coarse
hairs, which are removed by a process of paring
down the upper side of the skin. The color of
the fur as known to wearers is artificial. If the
Government had not taken measures to protect
the seal wearers of seal sacques would be few
in a short time. The Shetland seals were
once numerous, but have been exterminated.
The Newfoundland seal is in the market, but is
inferior to the seal of Alaska. The islands of the
Behring Sea are the only ones in the world where
seal catching has great importance.
From 1751 to 1870 the scientific world knew
nothing in regard .to the history of the seal. The
Smithsonian Institution did not possess a )erfect
skin and skeleton of the seal, although thousands
of men and millions of dollars have been em
ployed in capturing, dressing and selling fur seal
skins for the last hundred years. The vast breed
ing grounds bordering on the Antarctic have been
entirely depopulated. Between 1797 and 1821
1,232,374 seal skins were taken in the Pribylov
Islands; between 1821 and 1842 458.502 skins,
and from 1842 to 1861, 372,000 skins. In the year
1868 the number of skins taken was 242,000. In
1870 only 9,965 were captured. During the last
ten years the catch has been a little less than
100,000 per year. The whole number taken be
tween 1796 and 1880 was 3,561,051 skins. The
seal catching is done in June and July. After
that time the fur begins to "shed," and is worth
less. The natives are paid forty cents a skin for
their labor. Providence Journal.
NOT AN UNNATURAL MISTAKE,
An Austin gentleman, who travels a great
deal, recently brought home, as a sample, one of
the hard, black biscuits that are put on the
table at the eating stations along the railroads.
The morning after his return he heard a great
hullabaloo in the yard. He went out and discov
ered that his children had put the biscuit
on the ground, and had put a live coal on its
back. They thought it was a turtle. Texas
HOW TO KEEP A HUSBAND,
"We hear much about the art of winning a
husband. Let us take a step further, and make
a study out of keeping a husband. If he is
worth winning he is worth keeping. This is a
wicked world, and man is dreadfully mortal.
Let us take him just as he is, not as he ought to
be. In the first place, he is very weak. The
wife must spend the first two years in discover
ing all these weaknesses, count them on her
fingers, and learn them by heart. The fingers of
both hands will not be too many. Then let her
study up these weaknesses, a mesh for every one,
and the secret is hers.
Is he fond of a good dinner? Let her tighten
the mesh around him with fragrant coffee, light
bread, and good things generally, and reach his
heart through his stomach. Is he fond of flat
tery about his looks? Let her study the dic
tionary for sweet words, if her supply gives out.
Does he like to hear her talk about his brilliant
intellect? Let her pore over the encyclopedia
to give variety to the depth of her admiration.
Flattery is a good thing to study up, at all
hazards, in its delicate shades ; but it must be
skillfully done. The harpy who may try to coax
him away will not do it absurdly.
Is he fond of beauty? Here's the rub let
her be bright and tidy ; that is half the victory.
Next, let her bang her hair (metaphorically) and
keep up with the times. A husband who sees
his wife look like other people is not going to
consider her "broken down." Though it is a
common sneer that a woman has admitted that
her sex considers more, in marrying, the tastes
of her friends than her own, yet it must not be
considered ludicrous that a man looks at his wife
with the same eyes that other people do. Is he
fond of literary matters ? Listen to him with
wide open eyes when he talks of them. A man
doesn't care so much for a literary wife if only
she be literary enough to appreciate him. If
she have literary inclinations let her keep them
Men love to be big and great to their wives.
That's the reason why a helpless little woman
can marry three times to a sensible, self-reliant
woman's none. Cultivate helplessness. Is he
curious? Oh, then, you have a treasure; you
can always keep him if you have a secret and
onlylceep it carefully. Is he jealous? Then,
woman, this is not for you ; cease reading ; cease
torturing that fretted heart which wants you for
his own, and teach him confidence. Is he ugly
in temper and fault-finding ? Give him a dose of
his own medicine, skillfully done. Is he deceit
ful? Pity him for his weakness, treat him as
one who is born with a physical defect, but put
your wits to work it is a bad case. It is well
not to be too tame. Men do not waste their
powder and shot on hens and barnyard fowls :
they like the pleasure of pursuing wild ganie
quail and grouse and deer.
A quail is a good model for a wife neat and
trim, with a pretty swift way about it, and just
a little capricious. Never let yourself become
an old story : be j ust a little uncertain. Another
important fact is, don't be too good ; it hurts his
feelings and becomes monotonous. Cultivate a
pleasant voice, so that this very mortal man may
have his conscience prick him when he is in
jeopardy; its pleasant ring will haunt him much
more than a shrill one. It is hard to do all this,
besides taking care of the babies, and looking
after vexatious household cares, and smiling
when he comes home ; but it seems necessary.
"To be born a woman is to be born a martyr,"
says a husband who for ten years has watched in
amazement his wife treading the wine-press of
her existence. It is a pitiful sight to some men.
But if the wife does not make a study of these
things the harpy will, to steal away the honor
from his silver hairs when he is full of years,
and the father of sons and daughters. At the
same time, gudewife, keep from trying any of
these things on any other mortal man but your
own. These rules are only evolved in order to
"keep a husband." The poor weak creature
would rather be good than bad, and it is woman's
duty to help him by every means in her power.
San Francisco Argonaut.
ICE FOR TEETHING CHILDREN,
The pain of teething may be almost done
away and the health of the child benefited
by giving it fine splinters of ice picked off with
a pin to melt in its mouth. The fragment is so
small that it is but a drop of warm water before
it can be swallowed, and the child has all the
coolness for its feverish gums without the
slightest injury. The avidity with which the
little things taste the cooling morsel, the instant
quiet which succeeds hours of fretfulness, and
the sleep which follows the relief, are the best
witnesses to the magic remedy. Ice may be fed
to a three month's child in this way, each splin
ter being no longer than a common pin, for five
or ten minutes, the result being that it has swal
lowed in that time a teaspoonful of warm water,
which, so far from being a harm, is good for it,
and the process may be repeated hourly as often
as the fretting fits from teething begin.
TOO-TOO DINNER CARDS,
The New York Sun describes the following
novelty in dinner card3: At a recent dinner
party in this city some odd dinner cards were
used. They were excellent imitations of square
soda crackers, made of pale silk and filled with
down and sachet powder. The edges were
slightly colored, as a cracker is browned in the
baking, and the print of the cutting stamp was
copied by the silk being stitched together in
places. In the centre, where the name of the
manufacturer usually is, was the name of the
guest. As they lay upon the pure white linen
by the plates, they looked like such fresh, good
soda crackers that it was a disappointment to
find that they would not break and crumble
into brittle mouth fuls.
Besides the opportunity, in order to become a
hero one must be possessed of noble impulses.
O give me back my boyhood's hours
Their truant escapades,
Their stolen sweets in orchard bowers,
Their watermelon raids,
Their feastings on the pantry "snack"
That made one's palate tingle ;
But. ah! you needn't give me back
The slipper or the shingle.
Neiv Orleans Picayune.
THE DISESTABLISHMENT OF BELLS.
The law has, in the matter of bells, less regard
for the nerves than regard for the privileges of
religion. Secular bells of all kinds have one by
one been disestablished in the metropolis. The
muffin bell, together with all other noisy modes
of advertising wares, has been, in theory at least,
silenced. The call bell for ringing workmen up
to time has been prohibited like steam whistles
and horns, used for the same purpose without
the sanction of the sanitary authority. Musical
hand-bells are liable to the same suppression as
the street hand-organ, the common enemy of all
mankind who live above the basement floor.
Church bells alone, except at one time the unor
thodox bells of Roman Catholics, have been sub
jected to no statutory repression. Bells in their
purely musical function may, if they pass the
bounds of the definition of nuisance, be restrained
by injunction, as happened in the well-known
case of the Roman Catholic Chapel at Clapham ;
but the passing bell, the funeral bell, and the
bell for service are not only allowed but enjoined
by the canons. Some repression on these most
disturbing forms of ringing may fairly be asked.
Passing bells may well be dispensed with alto
gether in towns ; and funeral bells in the neigh
borhood of houses might, without impropriety,
be required to be closely muflled. Better re
minders of mortality are found nowadays in the
columns of the daily newspaper than in the
church steeple. London Laic Journal.
NICKEL-ORIGIN OF ITS NAME.
"Nickel," says an old magazine of 1824, "sig
nifies in German, from which it is derived, false,
dirty or foul, and in this sense is applied to the
very worst description of females. Now, nickel
is found in different parts of Germany, and was
supposed by the miners to be copper. As they
could not, however, extract any copper from it,
they gave it the name of Kopfernickel, or false
copper. When a scientific chemist by the name
of Cronstedt came to examine it, about 1750, and
found that it was metal different from all others,
he retained the latter part of the name, given it
in reproach, and called it nickel, which has since
been aniversally adopted ; and thus an element
of nature is stigmatized by a torm than which
no more opprobrious name can be given to a
woman. For any other people but Germans this
is certainly of no consequence, but it is rather a
curious specimen of the manner in which names,
that in a scientific point of view ought to express
the qualities of substances, are applied. Nickel
is rather a scarce mineral, and is always found
combined with some other metals, which, for a
long time, occasioned its separate existence to be
denied. The brittle metal that is usually sold
under this name always contains iron, arsenic,
copper, cobalt, and bismuth. When pure, it is a
fine white color, resembling silver, and it is
rather softer than iron. It is malleable both
when cold and hot, is attracted by the magnet,
and, like steel, may be converted into a magnet,
pointing, when suspended, to 'be north like a
common magnetic needle. It is, perhaps, most
remarkable on account of its forming a part of
almost all the stones that have fallen from the
sky (meteoric stones) in every part of the world."
A WHISTLING LABORER.
A mason was in the habit of whistling to his
laborer whenever he wanted a fresh supply of mor
tar, and as the scaffold on which he wrought was
rather small, this occurred very often during a
day's j ob. A j oiner noticing Pat answer dutifully
to every call from the mason, thought of playing
a trick on him by imitating the whistle, and thus
brought him up with a hodful of mortar when
there was no room for it. The mason told Pat
that he had not whistled, so he had no other alter
native than to trudge back with the load. This
having occurred the third time during the day,
Pat thought he would watch to hear where the
whistle came from. He had not waited long with
the hod on his shoulder when he heard the iden
tical whistle underneath where he stood, and lean
ing over, he saw the head of the joiner protruding
out of the window immediately below. Pat with
out more ado emptied the hod over the whistlers
head. The joiner yelled and sputtered while at
tempting to clear himself from the adhesive mass;
and in the midst of his confusion heard Pat above
shouting at the top of his voice, "Whistle, me bhoy,
when you want some more mortar."
Some six hundred years before his birth in
Bethlehem Christ appeared as a man to Daniel
at Babylon, but of so august a countenance that
the prophet falls at his feet as if dead. The Son
of God will not speak to him thus prostrate, and
Daniel encouraged by Him crouches before Christ
upon his knees and the palms of his hands. But
Jesus has nothing to say to him in this attitude of
a quadruped. "Stand upright," he command:?,
"and understand the words that I speak unto
thee." Humility is essential to us also, but it is
only when a man is squarely upon his feet in full
possession of every faculty that Christ will talk
face to face with him as a man talketh with his
friend. Even in your most adoring intercourse
with God He will respect your divine manhood
only as you respect it yourself. William 31.
How long do oysters live? It is certain that
few die of old age, and those who do, die
' Unhousel'd, disappointed, unanel'd ;
No reckoning made, but sent to their account
With all their imperfections on their head'
There is a work by M. Victor Meunier, entitled
"Les Grandes Peches," in which it is stated that
oysters live for ten years, which, as Alexandre
Dumas says, is long enough for an animal that
has neither eyes to see nor nose to smell nor ears
to hear. What boots it how long he lives, so long
as he gasps his last breath as he glides through H
the rosy tunnel of his murderer's throat ? In
fact, he is a mystery. A culinary poet sings
" L'huitre est un hnsnrd, un eclair
Qui passe avec les mois en I?.''
That is the usual legend. Perhaps it was in
vented to warn the uninitiated that mussels are
at their best in the months whose names do not
possess that letter. When our frequenters of
London restaurants have become thoroughly con
vinced that the mussel is generally the component
part of all the oyster sauce they eat, they will
pay a tardy homage to that excellent little mol
lusc, which is preferred by connoisseurs even to
the oyster itself.
What number of oysters a person can swallow
at a sitting seems a' difficult question to decide.
Brillat-Savarin declares that it was no uncom
mon thing at great feasts where oysters formed
the introductory dish for several of the guests to
eat a gwss of them twelve dozen, and a hun
dred and forte'-four ! He calculated that such a
number would weigh three pounds, and that
sftil the Gargantuan consumer could proceed
comfortably afterward with his dinner ; whereas
had it been three pounds of meat he had ingested
he would have been obliged to cry, "Hold
enough!" Brillat-Savarin himself, at his cele
brated luncheon to his two old friends of the
Rue du Bac, offers them each two dozen as a
whet. And he tells an anecdote of a friend of
his, a great amateur, to whom he offered a sur
feit of oysters, but that after his friend had ac
complished his thirty-second dozen, and was still
proceeding vigorously, the host thought it time
to suggest dinner, at which his friend behaved
himself as a hungry man ought.. This seems to
settle the question of the digestibility of the oys
ter, for Brillat-Savarin is generally trustworthy.
The eight or, at the most, the dozen provided as
horS'dv'anivrcs nowadays from an honorable econ
omy need not frighten the weakest digestion.
The best thing to drink with them is a claret
glass of stout (only one, please) ; but the nervous,
if they have any doubt, can take a tumbler of
w.yrm milk, which will speedily dissolve our
crustacean friend, unless, indeed, a small glass of
gin be preferred, which is the best dissolvent.
But gin at the beginning of dinner, as a coup
d'avant ! Now the author of the Almanach des
Gourmands says that only white wine, commonly
Chabalis, can be drunk with oysters. How, then,
proceed with a uin ordinaire ? The fine wines must
begin with the soup: so that a dinner which be
gins with oysters is an expensive affair. More
over, this shell-fish nourishes, encrusts, and de
posits on the palate a glutinous substance, which
destroys its delicacy and prevents due apprecia
tion of the flavors of the following dishes. Who
shall decide? What does it signify ? There are
those who would prefer to die of an oyster than
of a rose in aromatic pain.
In France there are twenty or thirty ways of
j dressing crustaceans, and nearly as many in
America. The scalloped oyster, and perhaps an
oyster omelette, are the wretched achievements
of most of our best cookery books. If fair read
ers will try the following Provencal recipe they
will not have read this article in vain. In Eng
land it is best to be sparing with shallot, garlic,
and all these kind of herbs. For the rest dili
gently follow the instructions : " Oysters au gra
tin. Take the required number of oysters.
Scald them in a saucepan in their own juice.
Take them out ; drain them in a baking-dish or
scallop-shells with a little sweet oil. Season
them with some chopped shallot, parsley, and an
anchovy minced fine ; pepper and salt to taste.
Cover them with fine bread-crumbs, and moisten
them with a few drops of olive-oil ; put them in
the oven for a few minutes (it depends on the
heat of the oven), and brown either with a sala
mander or before the fire. Just before serving,
squeeze a lemon over them." London World.
THINGS TO MAKE A NOTE OF,
Scalloped Fish. Any cold fish, one egg,
milk, one large blade of pounded mace, pepper
and salt to taste, bread crumbs, butter. Pick
the fish carefully from the bones, and moisten
with milk and the egg; add the other ingredi
ents, and place in a deep dish or scallop-shells ;
spread over with bread-crumbs, butter the top,
and brown before the fire : when quite hot,
Beef Cakes. Take some cold roast beef,
that which is underdone is best, and mince it
very fine ; mix with it grated bread crumbs, and
a little chopped onion and parsley ; season it
with pepper and salt, and moisten it with beef
drippings and walnut sauce ; some scraped cold
tongue or grated ham will be found an improve
ment ; form it into broad, flat cakes, and spread
a layer of mashed potato thinly on the top and
bottom of each: lay in a small piece of
butter on the top of every cake; place them on a
dish, and set them in an oven to brown.
Fried Chicken. After neatly dressing and
carving in pieces of proper size, parboil a half
hour or longer, until tender ; take out with a
fork, and place in a frying-pan of melted butter ;
fry brown by frequent turning to keep from burn
ing. A nice gravy is made by pouring the
broth in which it was boiled into the frying pan,
with a thickening of flour and any seasoning pre
ferred. Curled parsley, arranged as a garnish,
adds to the general effect.
Cutlets of Cold Mutton". The remains of
cold loin or neck of mutton, one egg, bread
crumbs, brown gravy or tomato sauce. Cut the
remains of cold loin or neck of mutton into cut
lets, trim them and take away a portion of the
fat; should there be too much, dip them in a
beaten egg, sprinkle with bread-crumbs, and fry
them a nice brown in hot dripping. Arrange
them on a dish, and pour around them either a
good gravy or hot tomato sauce.
Ham Pie. Pick the ham into small, fine
pieces, boil a cup of rice, beat up two eggs, and
stir it with the ham and rice, season with pepper,
salt, and onions ; put it into a deep pan, and
bake in a moderate oven.
Parsnips. Wash well; scrape them, and cut
in two or four pieces lengthwise; boil in water
with a little salt in it until tender, which will
be in fronfone-half to three-quarters of an hour ;
when quite done, dish up iu a warm dish, with
melted butter poured over them, or warm butter
with a little minced parsley in it ; or mash the
parsnips and form into small cakes, roll in flour
or dip in egg and bread-crumbs, and fry a light
brown ; send to table very hot. You can also
brown the parsnips sliced rather thick.
Fried Potatoes. Pare, wash, and slice thin,
raw potatoes, lay in ice-cold water an hour or two,
dry in a napkin ; have a pan of hot lard, and put
ia a few at a time, and fry a light brown, sprinkle
with salt, and turn with a fork, take out with a
wire spoon. and put in a di3h and set in the oven
until all axe cooked. To be eaten either hot or