Dodge's trip on the seized vessel
illustrates the perilous nature of the
duty demanded of the men assigned
to the Bering Sea watch.
"For several days," said Dodge, "I
played cribbage with Montgomery,
the skipper, and helped him consume
the best supplies in the mess. But
Montgomery soon become morose,
brooding over the probability that he
would never again get a ship's com
mand. He began drinking Japanese
liquor heavily and grew threatening.
"With their skipper in this ugly
mood, the crew, a hard outfit, also
grew mutinous. Led by Gillie, a big
Kanaka mate, they threatened to
take the ship froni me, place me in
irons and kill me and make a run of
it for Japan.
"For days my life hung by a thread,
but I finally convinced them, that,
though they might easily overpower
me, they would probably be arrest
ed for piracy in the first port they
"Montgomery, crazed with drink,
had tried three times to jump over
board, so that I had to put him in
irons. And so we finally reached Sit
ka, where the Northern Light was
confiscated and condemned.
"It was an expensive barrel of
skins for Montgomery and the ves
The "forbidden sea" has wrecked
or snuffed out the lives of many men
who have tried to break through its
smoky, cutter-haunted horizons.
SEVERAL KINDS OF POLISH
Eight ounces linseed oil, pint
vinegar, 3a ounce alcohol, Vb ounce
butter of antimony, 1-3 ounce muri
atic acid. Mix all of the ingredients
thoroughly and keep in a closely
corked bottle where children cannot
reach it. This is not a polish for
pianos or highly finished mahogany.
Have ready a lump of beeswax or
mutton tallow tied in a piece of
cheesecloth. Heat the iron utensil
until it is hot enough to melt the
wax, then rub thoroughly, scour off
with salt, 'then wash in hot, soapy
To Clean Zinc
Alum and vinegar make an excel
lent cleaning compound for zinc. Boil
one quart of strong vinegar, add 2
ounces of alum and stir until dis
solved. Apply hot Keep in a tight
ly corked bottle. Badly stained nick
el can be cleaned by boiling in this
Recipe for Silver Polish
One cup of wood alcohol, 2 table
spoons household ammonia and '
cup precipitated whiting make an ex
cellent polish for silver. Mix all of
the ingredients and keep in a closely
corked bottle. Shake thoroughly be
fore using. The polish should be of
the consistency of, milk.
To Clean Brass and Copper
Wash the article in hot, soapy wa
ter and rub with a paste of rotten
stone and sweet oil. If badly tar
nished, clean with a weak solution '
of oxalic acid before washing. Ox
alic acid is a poison; it is dangerous
to use if the skin is broken anywhere
on the hands.
To Clean Craniteware
Allow is cup of washing soda to
one quart of water. Mix a quantity
sufficient to cover the granite iron
utensils and boil them in the solution
one hour. Rub obstinate spots with
To Clean Nickel
Rub nickeled articels with a paste
made of whiting and ammonia. When
dry, rub off with the powder and pol
ish with a woolen cloth.
LENTEN MENUS FOR ONE DAY
Breakfast Fish balls; Johnny
Luncheon Curried vegetables;
white bread; date cakes; cocoa.
Dinner Mock beefsteak; boiled
onions; creamed potatoes; ginger
, ice cream; wafers; coffee.
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