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THOS. J. ADAMS. PROPRIETOR.'
EDGE FIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 18%.
Tba new Shah of Persia is anxiou?
to open the country to international
commerce, and* favors tho introduc
tion of electricity and steam.
The rc w??te?tiro l*w which went
into tflVct in Connecticut on July 1,
1890, is not en'orced. "Good law, but
xoforms are slow," comments the Now
It is beginning to be believed that
the hated molo is really a friend of
the farmer. Examination ot moles'
stomachs shows that they feed mostly
upon worms, grabs, boeties and other
enemies o* the husbandman.
An old law of Geo rgia permit I ed the
medical colleges to clajm tho bodies
of paupers for the purpose of dissec
tion, and for years those were found
adequate. A few years ago the law
was repealed by the Legislature, and
as a result tho medioal colleges now
find that they will be compelled tb
dismiss their classes unless means arc
fonnd to provide subjects.
Footballists were wont to snicker at
public opinion two years ago, the
Pathfinder recalls, when, outraged by
tho brutality developed in a noble
sport, that mental consensus said
* "stop it!" Obs rve the knights of
the gridiron to-day, brought under
.the restraining and civilizing force of
a greatly reformed and iron clad code
of rules. Vivo la Public Opinion.
Tho machete about which we read so
much in the Cuban dispatches is the
tool with which the Cuban works when
he ?3 not dgbting. It is used in the
sugar fields to cut the cane and is a
combination of a knife and a hatchet.
It inflicts a severe and mutilating
wound. Every ono in Cuba owns a
maohete, which is as necessary to the
Caban as an ax to the New Englander.
No Nation can beat the Frenoh at
arranging a funeral or a reception.
They are a spectacular people, with a
keen sense of the picturesque. Then,
too, they have the sense to employ the
right people. . The best tragic actor
recited for the Russian Czar. The
best poet read an ode, and so on. The
account of the Russian Imperial visit
to Paris reads like a page out of ro
-The- Charleston (S. C.) News and
""Courier nsks : Is it any wonder that
our game birds are becoming extinct
when wholesale butchery is not only
permitted, but regarded as sportsman
like and worthy of a gentleman? It
ts a strictly National question in its
:copo and application, and. by no
means oaly a question of sentiment.
The .evidence multiplies yearly that in
destroying the birds so wantonly we
are destroying -what has well been
called "our insect police."
The use of motor carriages at the
rate of fourteen miles an hour is now
legal on English roads, and shrewd
men in the cycle business believe that
this now development in locomotion
will be even more remarkable than
cycling in its general effects on thc
country. The great manufacturing
firms of Leeds, Preston and Bedford
have already made big preparations
for the new industry, but apparently
the bulk of it will be centered at
Coventry, the town which first had the
intelligence to grasp tho possibilities
of the bicycle trade.
The lines of some of the poets do not
fall in pleasant places in this rough
world, muses F. L. Stanton, in the At
lanta Constitution. Some years ago
an editor gave Samuel Mintara Peck
$5 for a few verses. They.were pub
lished in due time and seized upon by
c composar, who set them to music.
Tho minstrel mea sad opera troupes
took to sieging them, and, as a song,
the verges realised a for ta ne to the
* music house and the composer of the
notes. Peok asked for a royality :
"We don't know you ia this business,"
they said: "We never heard of you
before 1" Aud thus the world wags.
Ia view of the 150th anniversary of
Pr i teeto a University, the remarkable
part played by the graduates of that
inst itu. tion ia the Revolatioa and Cou
bfcitution-making period deserves com
memoration, the New York Sun thinks.
Of tho four hundred and sixty-nine
graduates belonging to that period,
c ne bandied and four tc eu were clergy
men, thirteen of whom became Presi
dents of colleges; of the remaiaiaj
three huadred and fifty-five, one,
James Madison, was for eight years
President of the United States ; one
was Vice-President; six were mem
bers of tho Continental Congress;
twenty became Senators of tho United
States; twenty-three entjred the
House of Representatives; thirteen
were Governors of States ; three were
Justices of the Supreme Court of thc
United States, aud some twenty served
as officers ia the Revolutionary army.
Th?se facts which Professor Hibben
has collected demonstrate that With
erspoon's administration gavo Prince
ton aa illustrious name, and placed
the college on a high ground of es
teem where continuous progress was
Sows people repeat more of doing
ffood than of doioff evil.
The continued ?nd growing demand
for bicycles has had its effect on tho
hard wood lamber trade.
The Chicago Board of Education has
ruled that He bi ew teachers be allowed
to abstain from work* on their princi
pal church holiday?, for which priv
ilege the pay of the substitute teach
ers will be deducted from the salaries
of the absentees.
Cyoling is slowly but surely chang
ing the fashions in England. The
silk hat ii actually going out of
vogue, killed by the bicycle. At
least hatters report that there is
scarcely any demand for the fall
trade. Caned and walking sticks is
mother branch of business that has
been nearly ruined.
A. nice penny tho city of St. Louie
makes ont of the telephone franchise.
The Bell Telephone Company recently
deposited $10,405.85 in the oity treas
ury, representing five per cent, of the
sross receipts cf the company for sit
months ending June-3Cth, that the
company is required to pay the city
in consideration of its franchise.
Family troubles are tho great source
of suicide and insanity. In Germany,
during 1895, there were 2834 suicides
of men divorced or separated from
their wives, 9948 of widowers and only
2S6 of married men ; with 343 of wo
men separated from their husbands,
124 of widows but only 61 of marrieu
women, and 87 of unmarried. Everj
million inhabitants in Wartenburg
had 1540 lunatics among women se
parated from their husband; and 1484
Hmong men separated from their
wives, 338 among widows and 333
among widowers, but only 224 among
unmarried women and 23G among
It is commonly thought that the In
stinct for new and striking advertising
is a trait more characteristic of Ameri
cans than of any foreign Nationalities.
But the Scotch are smart, too. The
British Medical Association met this
summer in Carlisle, and all the great
men in the medical world were present.
Now, an Englishman, no matter what
time of the year it may be-spring,
summer or winter-must always wear
i tall silk hat while in London. Out
ot town it is different When the
great London doctors assembled in
Carlisle the bot weather made a change
of headgeor necessary. The ohief.hat
store had just introduced an American
"bat shaper" of the stylo familiar iu
New York hat stores, but rare in Eng
land. This hat shaper makes little
diagrams of tho shape of the customer's
head to guide the hatter in shaping
Ihe new hc.t. The hatter took thu
"outlines" of the heads of all his medi
cal customers and mounted all the
figures in a frame and placed them in
his window to show to the passers by.
Attached to the deformed, irregular
shaped figures were such names as Sir
Augustus Playfair, Lawson Tait and
many other.; of international reputa
Although 1000 miles away, the Cape
of Gibraltar is of great importance to
England. 1 ts value is that of a watch
tower from which the movements of
warships can be observed and tele
graphed as they pass into and out of tho
Mediterranean. Moreover, situated
as it is near our trade routes, says
tho London Times, it is the
point at which vessels would naturally
call for new.?, orders, coal and protec
tion during the continuance of a war.
When you consider that in every sec
ond of time twenty tons of shipping
go out or come into onr home ports,
and that, as a matter of fact, the stream
is continuous and never ceases, and
that the value of the sea-borne trade
of the British empire is calculated af
$4,650,000,000, of which about 81,250,
000,000 neither comes to nor goes
from the United Kingdom, it seems
difficult to exaggerate the value of the
fortress of Gibraltar or to realize the
congestion of British shipping which
might seek its protection in war. It
has at present no dry docks. Its gar
rison consists of seven companies of
artillery, four ccmpanies of engineers
and three companies of infantry. It
is the meeting'place of our Channel and
Mediterranean squadrons. The roads
io not afford safe anchorage in all
winds, and an enemy could conceiva
bly shell then: if he mounted heavy
guns on Spanish soil.
T?c Chinese Work Backward.
The Chinese do everything back
ward. Their compass points to the
south instead of the north. The men
wear skirts and. the women trousers ;
while the men wear their hair long,
the wonaen coil theirs in a knot. The
dressmakers are men ; the women carry
burdens. The spoken language is not
written and the written language is
not spoken. Books are read back
ward, and any notea are inserted at.
the top. White is used for mourning,
and the bridesmaids wear blaok-in
stead of hoing maidens these function
aries are old women. The Chinese
surname somes first, and they shake
their own hands instead of the band of
the one whom they would greet. Ves
sels are launched sidewise and horses
are mounted from the off side. They
commence their dinner with the des-.
-:ert and end up with soup and fish.
In shaving the barber operates on the
head, cutting the hair upward, then
downward, and then polishes it ol!
with a small knife, whioh is passed
over tho eyebrows and into the noec
to remove any superfluous hair,-St
soy ETni xa ADOUT CORRECT
AND INCORRECT POSITION'S.
Doctor's Hints Mado Plain by
ment of the Saddle-Tho
OMMON sense more than any
I / thing else, says the New York
VJ* / Times, should direct the be
ginner in cycling from the
bad to the correct position on his
CORRECT POSITION* FOR WOMEN'.
wheel. He should be as freo from
tension as possible. An uncomforta
ble wheel may do much harm.
One of tho commonest of faults of
position among women is to have the
saddle too low and too for back. Dr.
Robert L. Dickinson, of Brooklyn,
who has made a special study of pos
tures for women on tho wheel, not
A LOW SADDLE TfO FAR BACK.
long ago reod a paper before tho New
York Obstetrical Society on this sub
ject, illustrating his remarks wilh pic
tures taken in the life studios r.t Pratt
"Ono has but to glance nt ten riders
of tho hampered BCX," said he, "toree
nino bicyclists ignorant of some of the
rules of good riding, who misapply
force, waste effort, and run a certain
risk of harm. Thc trouble is chiefly
due to lock of training, since tbepupil
is turned adrift on thc road as Eoon as
she can balance a wheel and can
mount and dismount, and further in
struction may only be called out after
bad habits o? riding become fixed. Un
merited disrepute is thus thrown on
the most allcring and practicable, as
well as the most generally beneficial,
of the outdoor exercises for women."
Pictures, better than words, tell the
story of a strained position, and tho
two given herewith of women are
copied from Dr. Dickinson's collec
tion. The one showing the rider well
over her work illustrates the correct
posture. Tho other shows how one
looks when the saddle is too low and
too far back. It moy be argued by
CORRECT POSITION FOR MEN.
tbe novice that when the saddle ;s
higher it is not always so comfortable.
This being granted, the fault could be
remedied by properly adjusting the
saddle. "A wrong tilt, or angle, un
duly raising or lowering tho front
peak," eays Dr. Dickinson, "calls for
mention only because tho average wo
man is not aware how Blight an altera
tion in angle will make a large differ
ence in comfort and safety."
The faults in position of tho women
arc also thc faults of the mon in this
respect. Elderly malo beginners par
licularly ruu to Jew tnddles. Much
bas been Haid by critics iu con
dom tint fon of tba scorcher's po
sition affected by tho younger
THE SCORCHER'S POSITION.
element, but this not so bad as it
is painted. It is really injurious only
when curried to excess. Take a younft,
man who has been working at a desk
all the week and let him go out OD
Sunday and ride at a fast pace in the
scorcher's position over a distance,
and he will feel the evil effects. fie
will have a soreness across the chest, i
and very likely a slight, hacking
cough. When a rider trains for fast
work, however, there is a great differ
ence. His muscles are prepared foi
the contraction whioh is the result ol
being low over the handle bars, an 1
the extra fatigue so noticeable to the
novice is lacking.
Oldest Living Preacher.
"Probably the oldest living preach
er who is still actively engagod in tbo
ministry is Father Waugh, of my
town," said R. P. Cannon, of Sonora,
Cal., at the Ebbitt. "He is ninety
years of age, and has been in the min
istry for seventy years. He was raised
in Virginia, and sixty years ago
preached in Washington. He edited
a religions paper, which was so pro?
nonnced in its anti-slavery views that
he was compelled to leave Virginia,
going to Missouri and taking his pul
pit decidedly into politics during the
troublous times of tho Miesouri com
promise discussion. Again, he left,
by request, and went overland to
Sonora, where he has resided ever
since. Now, at tho age of ninety
years, he attends all conferences ol
tho Methodist Church, looking hale
and hearty, and feeling, as he says,
'like a boy.' He has never need to
bacco or liquor in any form, and at
tributes his remarkable health to that
fact. He knows almost all of the In
dians left in Southern California per
sonally, and ia almo?t worshiped by
? A COW'S STRANGE DEATH,
Found Hanging in the Kork of o Wile
Bessio was a sleek, glossy Jcrsej
cow owned by ex-Congressman Will
iain Byan, and kept by him on hu
place in Portchestor, a, Y. Ey th?
Byans sho bad always been treated
with the most tender caro, and be
sides, Bessie had a little calf with big,
brown cy CB to take up her sparo time.
That a cow with such happy environ
ments as this would deliberately take
her own life seems almost bevon 1 rea
son. But this is what roany people
in tho village think She did. On
Thursday morning Bessio was :found
with her head lodged butweon the
HOW THE COW KILLED HERSELF.
forks of a wild cherry tree. .Sh'
was dead. Tho forks of the tree an
nearly nine feet from the ground, am
to have reached them Bessie had t
jump several feet; from the ground,
The theory that she was trying to eat
tho leaves was first: advanoed, but was
afterward abandoned when it was
learned that ruminating beasts have
' never been known to eat the leaves ol
a wild cherry tree. The fence- might
have aided Bessie in reaching the fork
of the tree, but it is n A near enough,
unless, as some have suggested, ?hc
jumped on a curve or did the giant
The curious sight was witnessed bj
hundreds of people, who could nol
fully satisfy their minds as to the rea
manner of death. The cow remained
m her strange position until Friday,
when, after fruitless efforts to dis
ledge her by the aid of a team o
horses. It was found necessary to cu
off her head. The accompanying por
trait was sketched by Miss Susie Mar
shall, a daughter of Village Truetct
Joseph H, Marshall, who was one o
the first spectators on the sceno.
Nsw York Tribune.
WliAt *o Eat.
The carpenter, hardtack ; the watoh
maker, minute pudding ; tho printer,
pi ; th? wheelman, meets ; tho uphol
storer, stuffing; the plumber, .'or.j
billed snipe; tho blacksmith, ham
mored steak; the banker, golder
pheasant ; tho balloonist, angel food
tho clown, capers; the glovemnker,
ladyfingers; the shoemaker, solos j
political speaker, his own words; tlie
bummer, swallows; tho oarsman,
crabs ; the tramp, any old thing.-Up
to Dato. _
Two thousoud and forty-six post
offices have been established, in thii
country in tho past fiscal year, one
1750 discontinued, a net gain of 290,
A KEN I Ul KI AX'S LOM! BEARD,
Eight Fret or Hirsuto Adornment
nnd Still Growing.
Pnkjfiki Cp.nnlj, Kentucky, has a
c???zea w*ko rejoices in a beard eight
feet long nnd ttill growing. Unole
Billy Bryden is his name, and since bo
was quite a young man he his had a
heavy'growlh o? hair all over his face.
It is not fashionable to shave np in
the mountains where Uncle Billy lives,
nnd most of the men outside of the
lownsallow their faces to appear as
uature intended. There aro no bar
bers any nearer than Somerset, the
?onntjr Feat, and if there were no one
would, be likely to patronize him.
Occasionally when the growth gets too
thick some men thin their beards out
a little with the scissors; but this con'
cose-ion to civilization is not universal.
Some years ago Undo Billy was
noted as having the longest and thick
est beards in the connty. Be got to
be proud of it, and sinco then he has
not allowed steel, whether razor or
shears, to come betwixt the wind and
Now Unelo Billy has got a beard for
rx cnn BILLY BKTDE?*.
Four whiskers- so to speak. It is
iight feet long, and when he lets it
aut ho has to step around as gingerly
is a lads who dons a dress on traine
'or tbeTOst time. He generally wads
ap tho low:r portion, confines it with
\ ribbon ant. stuffs it inside his vest.
Wa tcr-Born Diseases, . ^
filter*, many of tnemutferfy worthT
less, ana most of .them hut a poor
apology for Ihe work they claim to do.
What is known as thc Pasteur system
is highly spokon of, as it is conclusive
ly proven that many contagious dis
cacos have been almost if not alto
gether checked by its use. In India,
where cholera has nourished for many
years, the health of tho inhabitants
has improved wonderfully and the
death rato hus decreased since the Pas
teur filter his boen introduced. The
filter plant, whilo it is not especially
complicated, is complote and thor
ough^ The minutest llaw in tho pipes
and cells can bo immediately detected,
as oompreB?od air fills certain por
tions of tho pipes during tho dearing.
Acidulated water is driven through
tho colls, removing all deposits and
sterilizing tho entire system. Ono
mun is ablo to monago a plant of
largo size, nnd as thcro is but lit
tle wear and tear, tho cost of main*
tainirg a system is bnt trilling.-Now !
table* In Arms At'ackod by nn Euglo.
Mrs. F. Corrotkor and Mrs. A.
Stewart wcro walking with two little
Imbi es near St. Joseph Ki vcr, throo
miles from Benton Harbor, Mioh.,
and wcro nt ta-kuti by an enormous
bald eagle. Tho bird was ovidontlyin
'onrch of prey, nnd when it saw tho
infant* decided to soizo ono. Tho wo
men wero Attracted by tho noiso of tho
wings and paw tho bird when it waa
withtu a few feet of thora. Getting
ucnr*oaoh other tho women yollod and
throw olods ot earth and clubs at him.
Thus discouraged ho rotreatcd, flying
tho whilo in circles and making darts
ropentedly at them. Tho women con
tinued their yelling and throwing till
tho bird finally soarod away.- Detroit
Amazing Hraidross of African Dudes,
Tho Now York World prosents two
coiffures which aro fashionable In
oortnineeotious of Afrioa. Thobfth that
grows on tho head o! on Am .?.?cnn
oonld not bo arranged in such a style
with ease. That is where the African
has an advantage. Tho stiff hair that
grown on tho heads of tho natives of
Afrioa is so thick and luxuriant that
no hat or bonnet ia needed or worn,
lt lends itself to tho ereotion of
amazing structures much moro read?
ily than the fine hair found on civil*
izod folks' hoad?.
Bach a headdress would Borve mnob
tho eamo purpose as tho lingo hats
formerly affected by tho members of
volunteer fire companies. It would
AFRICAN TTE ADDRESSES.
take a tremendous blow to injnro the
cranium of tho African with such a
shock-of thick and matted hair as is
?bown in tho picture. Even a Rharp
battle ase might bu turned by Mich
hirsute adornment, nnd tho rays of a
tropical sun would huvo slight effect
through buch a thick covering.
The prefect of police of Paris has
decided to allow tho petroleum horse
less enrriago to compelo with omni
buses and I>1J for hire.
THE LATEST DESIGNS FOR LA
DIES AND MISSES.
1% Color Innovation for a, Misses'
Waist, With tho Fashionable:
Skirt of Circular Shape
Ladles' Draped Waist.
ONE of tho latest iuovations iu
the color scheme that em
braces the exquisite autumn
lin's is hore represented in
the beautiful iabrio oalled Melange,
writes Maj Manton. The trimmings are
of velvet, of a darker shade with a full
vest of creamy satin. The trim adjust
ment is accomplished by single bust
darts and under-arm gores, the seam
MISSES' WAI8T Will
less back being roundod at the waist
line while tho jookot fronts aro slightly
pointed to, , just h.edow tho waist line.
lower edges and fails gracefully-wei
the crushed belt in blonsp style, bi dog
arranged over fitted linings that close
in centre-front. Tho stylish sleeves,
close-fitting to above tho elbow, oro
topped with short puffs of moderato
fulness that are quite tho latest stylo.
The skirt of circular shape presents
the fashionable flaro at tho lower edgo.
Tho top fits smoothly across tho hips
with gathers on each sido of the
placket which is finished in thc centro
book seam. Tho modo in exceedingly
"chlo" and becoming to young misses.
Any ono of tho plain or mixed
dross fabrics may bo omployod in mak
ing, embracing cheviot, etamino, mo
hair, serge or tweed, in tones o? tan,
blue, green, heliotrope with velvet or
ribbed Bilk for trimming.
To moko tho waist for a miss of
fourteen, it will requiro ono and ono
half yards of forty-four-inch wido ma
torin], and ono and one-quarter yards
of silk for tho full vost. To mako tho
skirt it will requiro two andono-oighth
yards of tho same width goods.
LADIES' DIUIT3D WAIST.
Figured violet silk, satin ribbon and
ohantilli luco aro delightfully blended
in this st vhf h waist, which is fanciful
enough, aooording to May Manton, to
ho worn at concert or indoor social
fanotions. The dainty lace, arranged
in fane, falls over tho full pulled
sleeves. Broad satin ribbon outlines
oither side of the draped front and en
circles tho waist, whilo coquettish
bows at tho shoulders, waist and
sleeves complete tho deooration. Tho
trim adjustment is accomplished by
glove-fitting linings performed by
regulation seams and doublo bust
darts, that close in contre front. Tho
fulness of tho baok is gracefully dis
posed by gathers at tho shoulder
edges, and at the waist lino it is drawn
well to tho centro baok. Tho front is
Bmooth-fitting nt tho top with slight
fulness at tho waist lino. Tho charm
ing drapery (an inovation that prom
Ises to bc exceedingly popular), is in
cluded in tho right shoulder seam and
closes invisibly on the loft side aud
diagonally to tho waist Hue. At the
nook is a standing collar covered by a
wrinkled stock of ribbon that is
bowed stylishly at tho centre back.
The fitting sleeves provided with
gracefully full short puff at the top
aro among the advanced models aud
aro completed at tho wrists with frills
of soft creamy lace. Tho modo is
adapted to all seasonable fabrics and
offers charming facilities for tboexecu
tion of individual taste und various
styles of decorution. To make this
waist for a lady in the medium size it
will rcquiro threo and one-quarter
yards of forty-four-inok wide ma
AN ATTRACTIVE DRESS FOR iJIRLS.
Simplicity and daintiness aro ntyl
?8hly combined in this attractive little
gown. The materials chosen are all
wool plaid of a diminutivo pattern
showing deep garnet, ecru and green,
with poult de-soio in stem green, ecru
lace contributing the deaoration. The
waist is provided with a titted lining,
which closes in the centre back. Over
this lining the material is applied,
having the fulness across the bust
and shoulders collected :n gathers at
? CIRCULAR SKIRT.
at tho waist liuo bon oath a narrow
belt of silk. Ibo ripple collar, in
cluded tvith thc standing coHnr ct th>?
-.-Tted at-the;-frco cd
.with loco and ribbon, falls both baok
and front in a dcoo point reauhinur a
trifle below tho waist lino and contin
uing in ripple ciloct to form similar
points over tho short puffs of tho styl
ish sleeves. A Randing collar of silk
complotes tho neck.
Tho plaiu full skirt is gatberod at
the top and adjusted to tho lower edge
of tho waist, with the fulness ovenly
distributed. It may bo dcoply homtned
or trimmod with alternato rows of
Charming little gowns may bo fash
ioned after this model iu shot mohair,
tweed, serge, Ilcurictta, crepon, eto.
Whon developed in snitahlo materials
tho gnrmont will sorvo admirably as a
school frook, and it is so simplo iu
construction as to bo readily oxocuted
by tho homo droasraaker.
DRESSING THE II A in.
Tho latest Parisian fashion of dross
ing tho hair shows tho chignon quito
high on tho head, so much so, iu lact,
that it entirely disappears beneath tho
crown of tho hat. Waving tho hair iu
as popular as ever, and it is arraoged
sc as to bc very loose and fluffy about
tho face and is held in place at thc
back with pretty curvod combs. The
pompadour front ia worn, and can be
made becouiiug to almost overy face
with a few curling locks to fall on tho
MOTHERS READ THIS. *?
For Flatulent Colic, Diarrhoea, Dyson'
tery, .'Nausea, Coughs, Cholera In
fantum, Teething Children, Cholera
Morbus, Unnatural Drains from
the Bowels, Fains, Griping, Loss of
Appetite, Indigestion and all Dis
eases of tho Stomach and Bowels.
PITT'S CARMINATIVE .
[ls the standard. It carries children over
thc critical period of teething, and
ls recommended by physicians ss
the friend of Mothers, Adults and
Children. It is pleasant to the taste,
and never fails to give satisfaction.
A few doses will demonstrate its su
perlative virtues. Price, 25 cts. per1
? bottle. For salo by druggists.
To keep cheese fresh and moist io
one of the problems of housekeeping.
There ore several ways of doing this,
but the best, verified by experience,
is to wrap it up in damp butter mus*
lia, and not keep it in a warm place.
In this woy oheeae may bo kept for
DOUGH IN STOCK.
Every family is fond of "rarjsd"
food ; that is, the many breads wbJch
may be made by the addition of ycastA
It is, however, a good deal of bother
to set a sponge, and so most house
holds see those hot breads bat rarely,
and depend upon their unsatisfactory
substitutes-the baking powder com
pounds. It would help their habttual
use if it were more widely known that
ono may keep a sponge if stiff enough
to mould, for a week in an ice box.
Parts can be taken from it, as required
tor use, and it will be found to act
precisely es new dough should-that
is, if it is properly cared for ; if it is
not kept longer than six or seven days,
and if it is left in the refrigerator.
HOW TO BRIGHTEN FURNITURE.
It is not such drudgery as the words
imply to "polish, polish, polish," like
Turvoydrop of old, if the ever famous
elbow grosso be supplemented by
Wo all know that the wood of a
piano case always seems to have o
brighter polish than the other furni
ture; and, with this fact in mind, a
famous housekeeper, possessed with
Tarveydrop'8 mania, made bold to ask
a dealer in musical instruments the
Beeret of tho mirror-like glossiness of
his wares. His reply was too practical
and too useful to be kept for the use
of one household, and is%iven for our
readers' benefit, with the assurance
that it may be used on the most rare
and costly wood, not only without
fear of injury, but as a prc
spoonfuls of sweet oTT add four of
turpentine, a teaspoonful of lemon
juice and ten drops of household
ammonia. Shake well and it is ready.
Care must be taken also to shake eaoh
time just before using.
The proper application of this polish
is important to insure magical results,
ind two or three clotos are absolutely
accessary. | Cheese cloth is excellent,
ind also old soft silk handkerchiefs
ind bits of lino flannel. Apply with
No. 1 until the wood seems to have
absorbed some of tho mixture ; then
rub briskly with No. 2, and finish off
with No. 3.
? few drops of violent scent added
to the polish will do away with the
Ddor ol turpentime, which is disliked
by some peoplo. -Chicago Record.
Fillot of Beef -Tako about two or
two and a half pounds of fillet. After
it is trimmed and larded put into a
amall baking pan in tho bottom of
which are someohopped pieces of pork
and beef suet ; sprinkle some salt and
pepper over it aud a half-pint of hot
stock. Baste often ; cook a full half
hour in a hot oven.
Boll Jelly Cake-Ono cup sifted
Sour, ono of granulated sugar, three
eggs, ono large teaspoonful of baking
powder. Stir quickly; pour into
dripping pan and bake in hot oven.
Tarn on a clean white cloth, wrung
ont of water ; spread with jelly and roll
by raising the cloth with tho cake and
your cake will be a success.
Escalloped Parsnips-Mash ono pint
of boiled parsnips. Add ono .table
spoonful of butter, one teaspoonful of
salt, four dashes of pepper, two table
spoonfuls of milk. Mix the ingredients.
Stir on the fire until the mixture bub
bles. Turn into a battered dish;
cover with bread crumbs; dot with
butter, and brown in the oven.
Mushroom Sauce-Take two te;? jup
fuls of stock ; thicken with two tea
spoonfuls of flour and two teaspoon
fuls of butter, mixed ; add one-half
teaspoonful of salt and a few dashes of
pepper. Fry six or eight mushrooms
in butter ; add to the thickened stock
a few drops of lemon juice and tho
mushrooms. Simmer a few minutes
and pour over the beef.
Fried Apples-Peel apples, cut into
eighths, taking out the seeds and
coros carefully from eaoh piece. Heat
some drippings in a frying pan ; coat
tho apples lightly with Hoar, and fry
to a pale brown ; drain off the fat from
each piece, sprinkle with sugar and
pile on a hot dish. If you like you
may mix a little cinnamon with the
sugar. Use only tart apples. Serve
with slices of brown bread.
Badnor Potatoes-Slice raw potatoes
ry thin, enough to fill a quart dish ;
^iace a layer of potatoes in tho dish,
sprinkle pieces of butter, salt and pep
per over it, then another layer of po
tatoes, butter, pepper and salt. Be
peat this until the dish is filled, using
in all ono tablespoonful of butter, one
teaspoonful ol salt-, an eighth of a
spoonful of pepper. Pour over it
euougb milk to cover all.. Cover and
bake in a good oven forty-five minutes.
If the oven does not bake well it will
require neall y an hour to be thoroughly
Jone. You will find this a delicious
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among thc Mine-producing countries.
DOCTORS of divinity very often need
divine doctrine themselves.