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Linmes to . A. I.
nY FR ANK.
When aurora appears, how delight ful the vi ew
When Phlbus begins tos.i
From his nocturnal seat, to hespangle the dew,
And paint, with his glory, the skies
Awake! then awake ! for the morn is serene,
Let's away to the myrile alcove ;
Orelse take -or seat by a crystaline stream,
Witere the scene Is inviting to love.
There is nought to molest, but the sweet sing
That sit percI'd close by on a bougit;
Ifyou'd tell me your mind, unseen, and unheard,
Dear I-, pray tel! it me tnow.
Dodreaas in the night time disturb your reposel!
Ordo I to fancy appear!
While silence contetts, I pray you'll disclose
Your mind to my listening ear.
Delay not a moment, fo tin.c runs apace,
To disclose the fond % ish of your heart
And in thy sweet htsomn a confidence place,
Lre dispair bids my love to depart.
My Fatiser Metowed me.
My father raised his trembling hand,
And laid it on my head :
God bless thee, o my stn, my son,"
Most tenderly lie said.
lie died, anti left no gems or gold,
But still I wits his heir
For that rich blessing which he gave
Became a fortune rare.
Still, in my weary hours of toil
To earn my daily bread,
It gladdens me in thought to feel
His hand upon my head.
Though infant tonguesi to me have said,
" Dear Father !" oft since then,
Yet when I brine that sceno to nrinid,
I'm but a child again.
A SINGULAR INCIDENT.--The followtinig,
savs a Piuisbturg corresponidenut, may be
"A latdy in thtis city mourns a husband,
lost on the ill-fated Arctic. Somie time
before the newvs arrived of the dienster,
antd about the time a'he expected his re.
turn (indeed site hadl received tnotice that
lie wouild probatbly arrit e on the veory day
the citcumnstance occurred which I am
about to relate,) while she was sittinig in
her room alonie, a frienid called, anid founid
her in extreme agitationi.
Upon inquiring the cause shte slated
that, just a moment btefore, while shte was
sittinig, thinkig of hier husband perfectly
conscious of all around her, the door openi.
ed, and he appeared before heor, with coal
and lint ofi', bending over slightly toward
the floor, as he walked toward her, while
the water streinmed down his shoulders
and armas. -Just as' site was about to
questiont him, he left the room, and a mao.
mtent after the person alluded to above
ibe:.visitor rallied her upon her fears,
and succeeded in partially quieting her
mind. Trh- incident, was related to the
writer a di'y or two atfterwards, but had
bienpfsrt'aiy forgotten, until the dreadful
hi. ngs jtnught at feartully vivid to my
ru ih,-.-Xickerbocker Magazine.
Igr. ohn S eictheurs, a native of
Kiu ytrecenftly lront Missouri was
3ti4 ul vou<tlty, Treis, a (E w
d; itt g0,8W' y a complltlailn wiale htan
ting, wtls. inhetuek hif fur a -bear.
Mr. Weajke r'tvi s dge In luicher
nu e'~ J~ -hithid kilied, atil
The Bride of the Wreck.
"I was a lonely sort of a bachelor,
and had never yet known what young
liei style 'the passion.' Of passioa I
lad enough, as my old mate yonder
can tell you. I broke his head twice,
and his arm once, in fits of it; but he
has always seemed to love me all the
better, and he clings to ine now very
much as two pieces of the same chip
eling together when drifting at sea.
We are the sole survivors of a thou.
sand wrecks, and of the gallant com
pany that sailed with us two years
ago, no other one is left afloat. I had
been a sailor from bo)yhood,and when
I was twenty-five, I may saily say no
man was more fit to command a ves.
sel among the mariners of England.
And at this time my uncle died and
left me his fortune. I had never seen
him, and hardly knew of his existence;
but I had now speaking evidence of
the fact that he had existed, and equ
ally good proof that lie existed no lon
I was very young, strong in lin.b,
and I think -tout in heart, and I was
possessed of a rental of some thou.
sands per annum. What bar was
there to my enjoyment of the goods
of ilf? No har, indeed, but I felt
sorely the lack of means of enjoyment.
I was a sailor inl every sene. My
education was tolerable, and I had
read sotpe books, but my tastes were
nautical, and I pin d on shore. You
will easily understand, then, why' it
was that I built a yacht and spent
most of my time on her. She was a
line crafic, sniled to my taste in every
re-spect, and I remember with a sigh,
now, the happy days I have spent in
the "Foam." I used to read considera.
ble in my cabiti, and occasionally, in.
deed weekly, invited parties of' gen.
tlemen to cruise with ie. But tie
Io1ot of a lady had rever been on the
deck of my boat, and I began to have
aIn old baehelor's pride inl that fact -
Yet, I cnmfess to y(m a seeret hlonginir
for some soamt of affecgion dificerenlt
fir i any . had heretofore known, and
a restlessness wheni men talked of
beaultiful women in my presence.
"(ne- smumner evening I was at the
old hall ill which my uncle had died,
and was eitirely alone Towatrds sun.
seti. I waue crp'risedJ wh'ile tookig ov.
my hooks, ly the entraice of'n gentle.
Men hastily amnonneed. and giving.in
d icat ions uIf no little excitement.
"Your pardin. sir, foar im), uncere.
moni- us eitrainee. My hoirses have
rimn away with mIy carriage, and dash.
ad it to pieces near your park gate.
My father was badly iijured, and may
sister is now watchinu hIi,. I have
takem the liberty to ask yoir permis.
sin to bring him to your residence."
"Of' counrse, Iii colsenit was instant.
IN givei, and mY owii c.-riuge dis.
patched ti the park gate.
"Mr. Sinclair was - a gentleman; (if
fortume, residitig about forty miies
rom me, and his fiaaher, ani in valirt,
fifty years (-r more of age, was on his
way, im comspany with his son, to that
,oI's hou e there to, die and be buried.
They were strangers to me, but I made
them welcome to my houvse as if it
were their own, and insisted on their
"Miss Sinclair was the first woman
who had crossed myl%' door-!tine since
I had been the possessor of the hall.
A..d well might she have been loved
by better men than I. She was very
-mall and very beautiful-of (lie size
of Venus, whIich all m ueni worship as
the perfectioni of womantly beauty, but
hiavmig a soft blue eye, strangely shad.
ed by jet black brows. Hler tace pre.
eented the contrast of purity of wvhite.
ness ini the campllexion, set oflf by ray.
en hair. and yet that hair' hanging in
cluste'ing curls, un bound by comb or
fillet, and the whole thee lit up with ian
expressioni oaf geantle trust and comi.
plete confidence, either in all ariounid
her or' else in her own inidomitable
determ~ination. For Mary Sinclair
had a mind of her own, and a far.see.
img one too. She was naineteen thien.
''11cr father died in my house and I
attended the solenmn procession that
bor'e his rernains over hill and valley,
to the old churcha in which his aices.
tom's were laid. Oiice after that I call.
ed on the family, and then avoided
them. I cannot, tell you what was the
cause of the aversion I had to entering
that house, or approaching the inllu.
ence of' that matchless gi. I believe
that I feared the magic of her beau.
ty and was impressed witha my own
unworthiness to love her or to he be.
loved by her. I knewv her associates
wer'e ot the noble, the educated, th -
refined, and that I was none of' these.
.WVhaat, then, could I expect but misery,
if I yielded to the charm of that ex.
quisite beauty, or graces, which I knew
were in lier soull
"A year passed, and I was a very
boy in mmy contiued thoughts of' her;
I persnas led myself a thousand times
that I did not love her, and a thousand
tisses determtined to prove It by en.
12tnige her. presence. At henirth I
lhbao~nymacei into thd vonts.o Lr.
don society, and was lost it, the whirl.
"One evening, at a crowded assem.
bly, I was standing near the window
in a recess, talking with a lady, when
I felt a strange thrill. I cannot de.
scribe it to you, but its effect was visi.
ble to my companion, who instantly
said, 'You are unwell, Mr. Stewart,
are you not?' Your face became sud.
denly flushed, and your hand trembled
so as to shake the curtain."
"It was inexplicable to myself, but
I was startled at the announcement of
Mr. and Miss Sinclair I turned, and
saw she was entering on her brother's
arm, more beautiful than ever. How
I escaped I did not know, but I did so.
"Thrice afterwards I was warned of
her presence in this mysterious way,
till I believed that, there was some link
between us two, of unknown but pow.
erful character. I have since learned
to believe the communion of spirit
with spirit, sonetimes without materi.
"I heard of her frequently now as
engaged to marry a Mr. Waller; a
man whom I knew well, and was ready
to do honor as worthy of her love.
When at length I saw, as I supposed,
very satisfactory eviderce of the truth
of the rumor I left London and met
them no more. The same rumor fol.
lowed me in letters, and yet I was
mad enough to dream of Mary Sin.
clair, until months after I awoke to
the sense of what a fool I had been.
Convinced of this, I went on board my
yacht about midsummer, and for four
weeks never sat foot on shore.
One sultry day, when pitch was
frying on the deck, in the hot sin, we
rolled heavily in the Bay of Biscay,
and I passed the afternoon under a
sail on the larboard quarter deck.
Toward evening, I fIncied a storm was
irewiig, and having nade all ready
for it., sinioked on the taffrail till mid.
night, and then turned in. Will you
believe me, I felt that. strange thrill
through mly veins, as I lay in my ham
mock, and awoke with it, fifteen see.
(nds before the watch on deck called
suddenly to the man at the wheel,
"'Iort--ort your helin ! a sail on
the lee bow. Steady ! so!,"
"I was on the deck in an inltant, and
saw that a stilT Irceze war blo wlig,
arcd aI sm1all schooner, showing no
lights, had erossed our fore.foot with
in a 1-istol shot, aid was now bearing
up to the north-west. The sky was
cloudy aid dark, but the breeze was
very steady, and I went below again,
and after' endeavoring vainly to ac
count for the emotion I hadfelt, in
any reasonable wiy, I at length fell
asleep, and the rocking of any vessel,
a she flew befo)re thd wind, gave ju,t
mootioin enough to my hanmmick to lall
me inILo a souind sluinher. But I
d reamiled ll I night of Mary Sinclair.
I dreamed of her, but it was in no.
pleasant dreams. I saw her standing
on the deck or the "Foam," and as I
would advance towards her the ihrm
(if Waller would interpose. I would
fiacy, at times, that my arms were
around herand her form was resting
against my side, and her head lay on
any shoulder; and then by the strai.ge
mutations of dreams, it was not I, but
Waller that was holding her, and I
was chained to a post, looking at Ihem;
anid she would kiss him arid aain the
kiss would be burning on my lips.
The morning fecomd me wide awake,
reasonaing may-elf out of my fiuncies.
By noon I had enough to do. The
ocean was rorused. A temnpest was
out on the sea, and the " Foam" went
"Night came down gloomily. The
very blackness of darkness was on the
water as we flew before the terrible
b'ast. I was on deck lashed to the
wheel, by which I stood with a knife
wvithin reach to cut the haishing, if ne
cessary. We had but a rag olsail on
her, and yet she moved more like a
b)ird thon a boat, from wave to wave.
Agatin and again, a blue wave went
over us; but she came up like a dur k
and shook off the water and dashed on.
Nowv she staggered as a blowv was on
the weather bow, that might have
staved a mnan-of war, but kept gallant.
ly on; and now she rolled heavily anal
slowly, but never abated the swift
flight towards shore. It was midnight,
when the wi.,d was highest. The how.
hong of the corrdamgo aas demnoiacal.
Now a screamo, now a shriek, now a
wail, and now a laugh of mocking tmad.
ness; on on we flew.
I looked up, and turned quite
around the horizon, but could see no
sky, no sea, no cloud -all was black
ness. At that mnoment I felt again
thait strang~e thrill, and at the instant,
fauncied a denser blacknmess ahead; anad
the next with a crash and plunge, the
"Foam" was gone ! Down went my
gallant boat, arnd with her, another
vessel, unseen in thme black night.
The wheel to which I had been lashed,
had broken loose, and gone over with
me before she sank. It was heavy
tand I cut away, and seeing a spar,
wvent down In the deep sea above :ny
boat. I seized it, and a thrill ol agony
shot through me as I recognized the
delicate finger of a woman. I drew
her to me, and lashed her to the spar
by my side, and so, in the black night,
we two alone floated away over the
My companion was senscless-for
aught I knew, dead. A thousand
emotioni passed through my mind in
the next five minutes. Who was my
companion on the slight spar? What
was the vessel I had sunk? Was I with
the body of only a human being, or was
there a spark of lire left? and how
could I fan it to a flame. Would it
not be better to let her sink than float
ofr with me, thus alone to starve or
die of thirst and agony.
"1 chafed her hands, her forehead,
her shoulders. In the dense darkness
lcould not see a feature of her face,
nor tell if she were old or young
-scarcely white or black. The si.
lence on the sea.was fearful. So long
as I had been on the deck of my boat,
the wind whistling through the ropes
and around t he spars, had made a con
tinual sound; but now I heard nothing
but the occasional sprinkling of the
spray, the dash of a Ibam cap, or the
heavy sound of the wind pressing on
"At length she moved her hand fee
bly in mine. How my heart leaped
at that slight evidence that I was not
alone on the wild ocean. I redoubled
my exertions. I passed one of her arms
aver my neek to keep it. out of the wa
ter, while I chafed the other hand with
both of mine. I felt the clasp of that arm
tighten, and I bowed ny head towards
her. She drew me ciose to her, and laid
ier cheek against mine. I let it rest
there-i iight warm her's and so
help to give her life. Then she nes.
tied close to my bosom and whispered
'Thank you." Why did my brain so
wildly throb in my head at that Whig.
pered sentence ? She knew rout where
she was,that was clear. Ier mind was
wandering. At that instant the end/of
he spar struck some heavy objectfpnd4
wo were dalied by a huge wave- over
it, aid to my joy were left on a float.
ipar, and fasten~ed my companion and
mnyself to the part of the new daft or
wreck, i knew not which, and a Ii that
imne that arm was alound my neck,
Ls rigid as in death.
Now caine the low wild wail that
receeds the breaking of the storm.
rhe air seemed filled with viewless
ipirits mournfully singing and sighing.
never thought of her as any thing
lse than a human being. It was that
mumanity, that dear likeness of life
hat endeared her to me. I wound
viy arm around her, and drew her
:lose to my heart, and bowed my head
>ver heqr, and in the wildness of the
uioment I pressed my lips to hers in
long passionate kiss of intense love
end agony. She gave it back, and
nurmuring some naimne ofendearment,
wound both arms around my neck; and
laying her head on my shoulder, press.
!d her forehead against my cheek
id feil into a calm slumber. That kiss
,wrns on my lips this hour. Half a
!entury of the cold kisses of the world
iave not sufliced to chill its influence.
t thrills me now, as then ! It was
Iuadness, with idol worship Of the form
3'od ga e us in the image of himself*
ivlich in that hour I adored.
I feel the unearthly joy again to
lay, as I remember the clasp of
.hose unknown arms, and the soft pres
mnre of that forehead. I knew not, I
~ared not, if she wvere old and haggard,
r young anid fair.
I knew and rejoiced with joy unitold
hat she was a human mortal, of~ my
>Wnl kin by the great Father of our
" It was a night of thought, and
smnotioins anid pihantasmas that never
yan be described. Morningm dawned
;ravly. The first faint gleam of light
sho'wed me a driving cloud ablove my
uendi, it wa welcomed with a shudder.
I hated light ; I wanted to float over
thatmr heaving ocean, with that form
alinuging to mec and my arms around1 it,
inJ mny lips ever and ainon pressed to
the passionless lips of the heavy sleep.
er, I asked no light. it was an in.
truder on mny domain, anud would d rive
her from my embrace. I was mad.
" But as I saw the face of mny comn.
panion gradually revealed ina the daw.
ming light, as my eyes began, to miake
nut one by one thme features, and at
length the terrible truth caine slowly
hurniang into my brain, I mourned
aloud in my agony, " God of heaven,
she is dead !" And it was Mary Sin.
But she was not dead.
We floated all day long on the sea,
and at midnight of the next night I
hailed a ship anud they took us olE'
Every man from the "Foam" and the
other vessel was saved with one cx.
eeption. The other vessel was the
Fairy, a schooner yacht belonging to
a friend of Miss Sinclair, with whom
she and her brother and a party of ha.
dles and gentlemuen had started but
three days previously for a week's
cruise. I need not tell you how I ex.
plained that strange thrill as the
schooner crossed our bow, the night
before the collision, nor what interpre.
tation I gave to the wild tumult of
emotions all that long night.
I married Mary Sinclair, and I bu.
ried her thirty years afterwards; and
I sometimes have the same evidence
of her presence now, that I used to
have when she lived on the same earth
ALLEOED GREAT EXCITEMENT IN
IIAVAN.-The Savannah Journal and
Courier of Saturday says:
"By the arrival this morning of the
schooner Abbot Devereux, Capt. Al.
chorn, from Iiavana, we have advices
from that port up to Sunday last,
February 4th. -
"We learn that at the time (of the
sailing of the schooner, and for sev.
eral days previously, great excitement
existed in Cuba in anticipation of the
landing of General Quitman, who was
reported and believed to be off the
island, with a force oftwenty thousand
men. The Creoles were highly elated,
but it was not supposed that they
could render much assistance to their
deliverers. IndeedCapt.Alchorn thinks
the present Captain General, Concha
has made himself and administration
popular with all classes, so that it ma%
be presumed that the discontent on
the island is not so wide spread now
"The Spanish fleet, consisting of
two war steamers and three sailing
vessels, a frigate, sloop of war, and
b., .le, u port oflvana ist Suat
urday on a cruise in search of the
fillibusters. Two British ships of the
line entered the harbor Sunday morn
ing, and several others were hourly
expected for the defence of the island.
"We have no means of knowing
upon what grounds the fears of the
Spanish oiticialswere based.- IBut one
thing we are certain, if-Quitman gets
4 foothold obn the ibIand. with twenty
thilsand mene th d i e hSo
lie Majesty's reign there are ended.
TnE AnDUCTIoN OF YOUNG FIER
NANDH.-Frank E. Hernandez, whom
we noticed as being oorr-d on bi rd1
the Empire City, against his will. to
be taken to Cuba for some political
purpose, ;t was thought, makes the
Following concise and explicit state.
On Thursday last the Spanish Con.
;ul and Mr. Carnobeli called at the
Dlaverack Institute. Mr. Carnobeli
mtanded me a letter from my father,
Jesiring me to come to Cuba. I read
Jhc letter, and then told him I did not
Arish to go home. The Spanish Con
41ul then said that I must go to Cuba.
md if I did not go immediately, I
womuld b thrown into prison if I ever
went there afterwards. I then told
them that I would give them no an.
iwer until I saw my uncle, Joseph
Elias Hernandez. who resides at No.
DI President street, Brooklyn. 'I hey
said that I could not see my uncle,
md I told them that I would not go
to Cuba without first having an inter.
view with him. The Spanish Consul
then said if I would come to Nev
York with them they would let me
ee my uncle. I then agreed to come
to New York, and arrived here about
ten o'clock on the same night. When
I got there they refused, on my ask
mug them, to let mne go to my uncle
alone or with them. I then went
with Mr. Carnobeli to the boarding
ho'use No. 154 Chambers street, where
i slept that night. The next morning
(Friday), when I arose from bed, I
'gain begged them to let inc see my
uncle, hut I was refused. T'hat after
noon Mr. C;.rnobeli t- ok me on hoard
the steamship Empire City, for the
purpose of taking me to Cuba. WVhen
I got there I met my uncle, who ask
ed me if I wanted to go to Cuba.
inswered in the negative, and said that
Mr. Carnobeli aind the Consul had
borced mec to go. My uncle said if I
wanted to go home he would allow
me to do so; when I again replied that
I did not want to. There were about
ten Cubans with us at, the time, and
they all were witnesses to, the conver
sation. The statement made by Mr.
Carnobeli that my uncle had forced
ine to stay in the United States, is not
true. I was not prompted by him to
stay here; it was solely my own wish
to remain. Refusing to go to Cuba,
I left the ship, atnd w ent home with
my uncle to Brooklyn, where I am
now stopping. My uncle was inform.
ed of Mr. Carnobeli's actions by a tel.
egraphic dospatch sent to him by one
of may friends at Claverack, stating
that I had beon taken away from schooli
against my will and wish.--Charleston
A KIND SezminT.-Perform a good
deed, speak a kind word, bestow a
pleasant smIle, and you will receive
the same ln' return.-.:The happiness
you bestow upon-; others iso.agti
back to ur owri bone .~
Celebrated Indian Bread, as prepar.
ed at the St. Charles Hotel, New Or
leans:-Beat two eggs very light, mix
alternately with them one pint of sour
milk or buttermilk, and one pint of
fine meal, melt me table.spoonful of
butter and add to the mixture, dissolve
one table.spoonful of soda or saterat
us, &c., in a small portion of the in ilk
and add to Lhe mixture the last thing
beat very hard and bake in a pan in a
Rice Custard Pie.-Take 3 table
spoonful of Rice flour, one pint of
milk-boil them together. When
cold, add 3 eggs beaten, butter the size
of an egg, one spoonful of EssencO of
Vanilla--sweeten to your taste.
Beefa la mode.-Take 10 lbs. of
the rouid, cut small holes in it, and
stuff it all over with pickled pork fat,
rub it well with pepper and salt; add
sweet marjorain, summer savory,
sweet basil, mace, cloves, pepper, salt,
pariley, leeks, and 3.4 p-und of lard,
and stew it hard for one hour and a
Black Cake that will keep a 'ear.
Sugar, I pound; butter, 1 pound; flour
1 lpound; ten eggs; brandy 1 4 pint;
raisins, 2 pounds; currenis, 2 po'unda.
Mace. nutmegs and cloves to flavor.
Bake it well.
Buckeye Bread.-Take a pint of
new milk, warm from the cow; add a
teaspoonful of salt, and stir in fine in.
dian meal until it becomes a thiek
batter; aidd a gill of fresh yeast. aid
put it in a warm place to rise. When
- - - lJ stir in to Lie baL Ier
three beaten eggs, adding wheat flour
until it has become of the consistence
(if dough; knead it thoroughly, and
set it by the fire until it begins to
rise, then make it up intosmali ioaves
or cakes, cover then up with a thick
napkin, and let them stand unt.1 they
rise again, ther.. bake it in a ;quick
To Bakielief. Tender.-Those who
laWAorn d i'their tedti,jmast I
eating poor old tough cow beef, will
be glad to learn that c carbon.
ate ofsnda will be found a remedy for
tile evil. Cut your steaks the day be.
for- us-inig, 6in1o 614631 10bat iLwo inch.
es thick, rub over a snall quantity of
soda. wash off next morning, cut it
into suitable thickness, and cook to no.
tion. The same process will answer
for fowls, legs of mutton, &c. Try it;
all who love delicious tender dishes
Vinegar from Beets.-Good vinegar
is an almost indispensable article in
every family, many of whon purchase
it at a considerable ainual expense,
while some use but a very indifferent
article; and others, for walt of a little
knowledge and less industry, go with.
out. It is an easy matter, however,
to be at all times supplied with good
vinegar, and that too, without much
expense. The juice of one bushel of
sugar beetq, worth twenty.five cents,
and whic, any farmer can raise with.
out cost, will make from five to six
gallons of vinegar, equal to the best
made of cider or wine. Gra'e the
beets, having first washed them, and
express the juice in a cheese.press, or
in many other ways which a little
ingenuity can sugrest, and put the
hquor mto an empty barrel; cover the
bung ho(le with gause and set it in the
sun, and in twelve or fifteen days it
will be ready for use.
Jelly Cake.--Take six ounces of
butter and eight of Sugar, *and- rub
them to a cream; stir into it eight
well beaten eggs andl a pound oif sifted
flour; add the grated rind and juice of
a fresh lemon, and turn the mixture
into sc'slloiped lates that have beent
well putered. The cakes should not
be more thtan a quarter of an inch
thick on the plates. Bake them im.
mediately in a quick oven till of a
light brown. ille them on a plate.
with a layer of jelly or mnarmna'ade on
the top of each.
The Best JHm -How Cured.- As
outr readers, especially in the countty,
may have some curiosity to know the~
method by which the prize ham, .pre.
sented at our Fair was cured, we have
procured the reipe ior publication.
It is furnished by Mrs. E. M. Ihenry,
of Charlotte, the lady who was the
sttccessful contestant :
" After entting ouit my pork, I rumb
the skin side of eaich piece with about
a half teasponftul of saltpetre, wvell
rubed in. I rub the pieces all over
with salt, leaving them well covered
on the fleshy side. I then lav the
hanms in large tight troughs, skin side
down. I let thtem remain in, the
troughs without touching or trou
bhing them for four or live weeks, nc.
cordmtg to the size of the hog, no mat,
ter how wart or changeable th..
weather is. I then take them out f
the trough and string tlto n on y ht.
oak 8phit, Wash Al1 th saltf'wt
the brnot I R6ihele~
then hang up and remain twenty
hours, or even two or three day
fore 1 iake the smoke undei
which must be made with greefn I hi
and not chunks. I make the rdSke
tinder them o:;ce every day, and s4ipke
them four, five, or six weeks. Aftei
stop the sinoke, I let Lhe hams remain
han'ing 1 the time. Shoulde -
cre in the same way.
"N. B.-My hogs are killed in, U
morning, and I always let th
main all that day and the next tig
lefore I cut them up."-Petersaur,"rj _
Buttcr.-Not one pound in Ile
the sold butter in the market isf itfr
human food. Buttermakers ishoU
remember these few short rules.
The newer and sweeter the cream
the sweeter and higher flavored wll be
The air must be fresh and pure-u
the room or cellar where the milk i
Keep the cream in tiht Pai0,.o
stone pots, into which put a teaspoon.
fil of salt at the beginning, then stir
the cream, lightly each norning all
evening, this will prevent itc 01
moulding or souring.
Churn as often as once a weqk, n&
as much oftener as circumstaiesq i
Uncon churning, add the cream p
all the milk in the dairy.
Use nearly a pound of salt t
pound of butter.
Work the hutter over twice, t
it maoio Ln o buttermilk and the brin
before lumping and packing of It
Be sure that it is entirely free from
every particle of buttermilk or coig.
lated milk, and it will keep sweet as
long as dusired.
In Scotland a syphon is somcitiin
used to seperate the milk froin he
cream, instead of scimnming the p
Receiptfor Makiny Pr
Take one and a half poln
hops and ame of gipge T
and tie up tight-then put
kettle with water suffielent to step
and boil the same to obtain its
strength,, which may take about two;
houis; thent boi it all down to two
quai ts; then add the same to four-gaI
lons of molasses and shake it wel 'to A
The above is the preserve. T
make a less quantity, take articlha n
proportion. When you wish .to -use
or fbrment, take three pints of9he
preserve to a five gal Ion keg,. addon
pint of hop yeast; fill the keg'i -
water and shake it well together.,..
If you wish your beer to foam or
be' well gased, when you draw it.
will have your keg iron.hooped aid
thickly headed and bunged up tqWh
when you put up your beer.
FANNY FERN DAOUERREOTYPED
She is full forty. Sports curls like
girl ofseventeen. They are- aubu
-poetically so. Has a keen flaahin
eye. Nose between Grecian and dRo.
man, rather thin and rather good lo.
mug. Cheeks with a good deal-q it
t o much - coloring. Some of rouge
Bad taste, but no business of our& .'.' 4,
Lips well turned and indicative offir.
ness rather than of-sugar. Chii
handsomely chiseled. Whole ~Uur .
tennce hetokens a woman of'spla .
and high nature generally. Form fiue
Chest a model. Not surpassed. C ar~
ringe graceful and stately. RathertaW
and emphantically genteel. Pratt A
foot. Ankle to match. Ihand:.mai ud~
Likes to show it. Dresses in the Mn&G
and-.dash school. Fond of ribbonv,
laces, millinery, &e., generallyTl~
rapidly. Is witty and birilliant i n
and lashful. Proud as Lucifer. .
of fun. Ihntes most oh ,.elitfQn
Thlreats her tiher and Nat, nas bt .
tally. Ilus three as pret ty gilsansi
or wore cuirls. Is proud of them -W
.jnstly. Is heartless. Is a aflittr~ -~
Lives in clover. Is worth *20OO.
Got it by pen and ink. When
tng the street takes eight ej es o
tent. On the wvhole--wonderI'u
man is Faniny.--oston .Dspe~
CaoL Wano ON -ilE
Newv York Courier sa s:
In relation to the full of Seb
we said on the 14th Deetiln T
about the first of Jnutaryon
as the allhes niunubered Trjom
1.10,000 men, the pine'wriind,
riedi by storm. ' Suoh Aiie1l
w as the itenttioriof t halI
we left Englandl ii.d Qrbe"
according to the t 4 ~~
25tlih December, one
wuas the univeramillf r'ee47?~ '.
in the best info'rrneilia lk
It -is hardly possib~et,$
qumenco of thqe o ad ,j'
poe .t dn'X
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