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DEVOTED TO SOUTHE-RN RIGHT'TS DEMOCRACY., NEWS, LITERATUR E AGRTICUTR CEC N H R
JOHN S. RICHARDSON, Jt., - -mmmmmmmm
IPROPRIETOR. * TER S-n21N A
V(L . - SUMVT ERVIL LE, S. C., FEBR UA RY 21, 185.
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THE SUMTER BANNE
1S PFlILISItED
Every Wedamcsday Moralaing
By
John -. Richardson, Jr,
TI E RtM8,
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Poetry.
(Original.]
LiMes to L. A. R.
DY FRANK.
When aurora appears, how delightful the vi ew
When Phobus begins to ari..
From his nocturnal seat, to hespangle the dew,
And paint, with lis glory, the skies
Awake! then awake ! for the morn is serene,
t- Let's away to the myrile alcove;
Or else take eonr seat by a crystaline stream,
Where tke scene is inviting to love.
There is nought to molest, but the sweet sing
ing birds,
That sit pel'd close by on a hough;
If you'd tell ine your mindil, unseen, and unheard,
Dear U-, pray tel! it me now.
Dodreams in the night titue disturb your repose!
Ordo I to fancy appear!
While silence contents, I pray you'll I isclose
Your mind to my listening ear.
Delay not a moment, for tin.e runs apace,
To disclose the fond % ish of your heart
And-in thy sweet hasoi a contifi dence place,
Ere dispair bids my love to depart.
My Fattaci Ble edl Ne.
BY AGNES.
My father raised his trembling hang],
And laid it on my head :
God bless thee, Omy son, my son,"
Most tenderly lie sail.
le died, and left no gems or gold,
But still I was his heir
For that rich blersing which he gave
Became a fortune rare.
Stil!, in my weary hours of toil
To earn tny daily bread,
It gladdens me in thought to feel
His hand upon my head.
Though infant tongues to me have said,
" Dear Father !" oft since then,
Yet when I brine that scene to gr.ind,
I'm but a child again.
A SINGULAR INCiDENT-The following,
savs a Pittsbsurg correspondentt, may be
relied tupon:
"A hady in this city mourns a husband,
lost on the ill-fated Arctic. Somie time
before Ite news arrived of the dienster,
and about the lime she expiected his re.
t trn (indeed shei hadl received notice that
hie wouldi probai~bly arrite onii the very daty
the ctlcumtstantce occurred which I am
about to relitie,) while she was sitting in
her room alone, a friend called, anid found
her in extremne ngittiont.
Upon inquiring Ihie catuse she stated
that, jusl a miomnent before, while she was
sitting, thinking~ of her husband perfectly
conscious of all around hter. the door opent.
ed, and he appeared before her, with coal
and hat off; bending over slightly toward
the floor, ats he wvalked toward tier, while
the water streamged down his shoulders
and armns. Just as she wvas about to
questioni him, he left the room, nnd a mo.
mient after the person alluded to asbove
came mn,
The visitor rallied hier upon he r tears,
and duc~ceeded in partially quieting tier
amrnd.. rhe incident was related to the
wrier a daiy or Iwo afterwvards, but had
been~ prwtily forgotten, until the dreaditn I
tibongs brought at feartully vivfd to my
i d .--Kickerbacker Magazine.
Mr. JohniS. We athers, a nattive of
hetudky receutly trout Afissouri w~as
mldn a 4it dui Fat Lcunty,3 Tex~as, at 'ew
daity.agi, biy ai coillpaniin' while huni
tinfg, whit. fiittuk hit r a bear.
Mir. 1eajthii ws iign.ed in buitcher.
The Briie of time V reek.
"I was a lonely sort of a bachelor,
and had never yet known what young
amn style 'the passion.' Of passion I
had enough, as may old mate yonder
can tell yon. I broke his head twice,
rand 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
uch as two pieces of the same chip
cling 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 boyhood, and when
I was twenty-five, I may saflly 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 fict that he had existed, and equ.
illy good proof that he existed no lon
rer.
I was very young, strong in limb,
nd 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
>f life? No har, indeed, but ~ felt
;orely the hick of means of enjoyment.
[ was a sailor in every soee. My
:ducatioi was tolerable, and I had
read somge 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
nost of my time on' her. She was a
ine craft, suited to mly taste in every
4espect, and I remember with a sigh,
iow, the happy duys I have spent in
he "Foam." I used to read considera.
bile in my cabin, and occasionally, in.
IJed weekly, invited parties of' gen.
Llemen to crise with ine. But the
111ot of a ladv had rever been on the
leek of my boat, and I beganl to have
Im Old hachlor's pride in that ftct -
Yet, I coifess tit you a secret longing
or some sort or afmeetion difreretit
l'r mn anly I had iheretofore known, and
i restlessness when men talked of
bezaltifiil women iin my preserce.
"One-. snmn-er evevning ! was at the
'Old ball itn which my uncle had died,
Ind was entirely alone Towards sain.
;et I was surprised while looking over
my boo k-s, by tihe entrance oif a gentle.
Mnn hastily zlananonelletd. and giving.in
Iiint ions If to little excitement.
"Your pardin. sir, for ily uncere.
Onimo'us enatrance. My horses have
rn1 awaly with my earriage. an( dash.
d it to pieces near your park gate.
MIy father was badly inajuired, and mlly
iister is now watchiniL him. I have
ake the liberty tt ask yomr permis.
,in to hring hiIm to yoar r'sideaice."
"Oft couse, my colseat w ias istant.
ly givei, ad my owin ca.-riuge dis.
atched to the park gate.
"Mr. Sinalair was a gentleirmn (if
irtuae, residing about forty li:eB
romn me, and his fialaer, all invalit
1ifty years or more of age, was oil his
Way, Im coilpany with his son, to tlhat
oll's hnt-;e there to (lie and be buried.
I'hey were stranagers to mie, but I made
hen welcome to miy house as if it
were their own, and insisted on their
ising it.
"Miss Sinclair was the first woman
who had crossed imly door-.tine since
I had been the possessor of the hall.
Ad well might she have been loved
by beitter tmen than I. She was very
imall and very beautiful--of' the size
af' Venus, wvhich all meon wvorship as
the pierfectioni af womanly beauty, but
laming a soft bluze eye, strangely shad.
ed lby jet black brows. HeIr thee pre.
'enated the contrast of purity (if white.
ness5 ill the complexion, set off by ray.
eni hair. anal yet that hair hianging in
alustering curls, un bound by comb or
fillet, and the whole tcee lit up with an
expression of genatle trust and com.
p~lete confidence, either in all aroutnd
her or' else ina her own indomitable
Jeterm'nntion. Foar Mary Sinclair
bad a mind of her1 own, and a far.sce.
mag one too. She was nineteen then.
"11er father died in mny house and I
ittenaded the solemn procession that
bore his remains over hill and valley,
to the old church in whlich his anceas.
tors wecre laid. Once after that I call.
don the finnily, and then avoided
themn. I cannaot, tell you what was thec
aanse of the aversion I had to entering
that haouse, or approaching the itnflu.
L'nce of' that attchless girl. I believe
that I feared the magic of' her' beau.
ty anid was imapressed with any own
unworthiness to love her or to he be.
loved lay her. I knew her associates
weae of the noble, the educated, th.
refined, and that I was none of' these.
WVhat, then, could I expect but misery,
if I yielded to tihe charm of that ex.I
gluisite bleauty, or graces, which I knew
were in her soul?
"A year passed, and I was a very'
boy in may conatinnaed thoughts of' her;
I persia-led mayself a thousa~nd times
thtat, I did tnot love 11er, and a thousand
thtaes determinead to prove it, by en.
teering her presence. At lengthi I
threW'imvself into the or... of ro.
don society, and was lost ins the whirl.
pool.
"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 inwell, 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, sometimes without inateri.
al intervention.
"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 evider.ce of the truth
of the rumor I left London and met
thema no more. The same rumor fol.
lowed ine 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 ibol 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 sun, we
rolled heavily in the Bay of Biscay,
and I passed the afternoon under a
sail oi the larboard quarter deck.
Toward evening, I fancied a storm was
Ilrewing, and having naide all ready
for it, smoked on the taffrail till mid
night, and then turned in. Will you
believe me, I felt that strange thrill
through ily veins, as I lay in my ham
mock, and awfike w th it, fifteen see.
ands befbre the watch on deck called
suddenly to the man at the wheel,
" Prt - port you r helm ! a sail on
the lee how. Steady ! so!,"
"I was on the dcli in) '3n intant, and
saw that, a stiiT breeze wia blowing,
n.d a small schooner, showing no
lights, had crossed our fore.foot with
in a l.istil shot, and was now bearing
up to the nor li-west. The sky was
cloudy aid dark, but the breeze was
very steady, and I went below again,
and after' endeavorina vainly to ae.
count for the emotion I had-felt, in
anly reasonable way, I at length fell
asleep, and the rocking of my vessel,
, she flew before thd wind, gav,- ju 't
motioin enough to my hamimock to fall
ie into a sound slumber. But I
ireamed all fnight of Mary Sinclair.
I dreamed oif her, but it was in tn.
pleawait dreams. I saw her standimig
on the deck or the "Foam," and as i
would advance tuwards her the farm
(f Waller would interpose. I would
fancy, at times, that my arms were
around her, anid her form was restiig
agaiist my side, and her head lay on
miy shoulder; aid then by the strainge
mtimatioIIs ofdreams, it was not I, but
Waller that was holding her, and I
was chained to a post, looking at them;
ind she would kiss him arid again the
kiss would be burning on my lips.
Thei morning found me wide awake,
reasoing miy-elf otit of my litncs.
By noon I had enough to do. The
acan was roused. A tempest was
ont on the sea, and the " Foam" went
before it.
"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, byv which I stood with a knife
within reach to cut the lashing, if ne
eessaury. W e had but a rig of sail on
ier, aiid yet she moved more like a
bird than a boat, from wave to wave.
Again andi againi, a blue wave went
river us; but she camne up like a dum k
and shook off the water and dashed on.
Now she staggered as a blow was on
the wveather bow, that might have
staved a man-of war, but kept gallant.
ly on; aid now she rolled heavily and
slowly. but never abated the swift
flight towards shore. It was midnight
when the wi.,d was highest. TIhe how.
ling of the cordage was demoniacal.
Now a scream, now a shriek, no0w a
wail, and now a laugh of mocking mad.
ness; on oii we flew.
I looked up, and turned quite
around the horizon, but could see no
sky, no sea, ino cloud -all was black
ness. At that mnoment I felt again
that strangeo thrill, amid at the instant
fancied a denser blackness ahead; and
the next with a crashi aiid plunge, the
FoJ~am"i was gone I Down went my
gallant boat, arid with her, another
vessel, uinseen in the black night.
The wheel to which I hadl been lashed,
had biroken loose, and gone over with
me before she sank, It was heavy
and I cut away, and seeing a spar,
went, down In the deep se abovm m.,
boat. I seized it, and a thrill of 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
stormy ocean.
My companion was senseless-for
aught I knew, dead. A thousand
emotion 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 life left? and how
could I fan it to a flame. Would it
not be better to let her sink than float,
off' with me, thus alone to starve or
die of Ihirst and agony.
"I chafed her hands, her forehead,
her shoulders. In the dense darkness
Icould not see a feature of her face,
nor tell if she were old or young
-scarcely white or black. The si.
lence on the sca.was fearful. So long
as I had been on the deck of my boat,
the wind whistling through the ropes
and around the spars, had made a con.
tinual sound; but now I heard nothing
bout the occasional sprinkling of the
spray, the dash of a fbami cap, or the
heavy sound of the wind pressing on
my ears.
"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
over my nel*k to keep if. out of the wa
ter, while I chafed the other hand with
both of mine. 1 felt the clasp of that arm
tighten, and I bowed may head towards
her. She drew me close to her, and laid
her cheek against mine. I let it rest
there-it might warm her's and so
help togive 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 whis.
pered sentence ? She knew r.ut where
she was,that was clear. Ifer mind Yas
wandering. At that instant the en dof
the spar struck some heavy objectd d
we were da-hed by a huge wave over
it, anid to my joy were lef4 nl a float
ing deck. I cut the hishing Froin the
spar, and fastened my companion and
nyself to the part of the new .aft or
wreck, I knew not wh -b a d a. lltha
time that arm was alound my neck,
as rigid as in death.
Now cane the low wild wail that
preceeds the breaking of the storm.
The air seemed filled with viewless
spirits mournfully singing and sighing.
I never thought of her as any thing
else than a human being. It was that
lmnanity, that dear likeness of life
that, endeared her to ie. I wound
my arm around her, and drew her
close to my heart, and bowed mv head
over h-r, and in the wildness ti~f the
moment pressed iy lips to hers in
a long passionate kiss of intense love
aid agony. She gave it back, and
murmuring some name ofendearmient,
wound hoth arms around my neck; and
laying her head on my shoulder, press.
ed her forehead against my cheek
and fell into a calm slumber. That kiss
burns on my. lips this hour. Half a
century of t he cold kisses of the world
have not sufficed to chill its influence.
It thrills me now, as then ! It was
madness, with idol worship of the form,
God ga e us in the image of himself,
wihich in that hour I adore.
I feel the unearthly joy again to
day, as I remember the clasp of
those unknown arms, and the soft pros.
sure of that forehead. I knew not, I
eared not, if she. were old and haggard,
or young and fair.
I knewv and rejoiced with jov untold
that she was a human mortal, of my
own) kin by the great Father of our
race.
"It was a night of thought, and
emotions and phantasmas that never
can be described. Morning dawned
gravly. The first faint gleam of light
showed me a driving cloud above my
hieadl, it wvas welcomed with a shudder.
I hated light ; I wanted to float over
that heaving ocean, with that forml
clinging to mec and my arms around it,
and my lips ever and nnon p~ressed to
the passionless lips of the heavy sleep.
or, I asked iio light. It wa an in.
truder on may domain, and would drive
her from may ermbrace. I was mad.
" Hut as I saw the face of may comn.
panion gradually revealed ini the daw
nimg light, as my eyes began, to imake
oult one0 by one the features, and at
length the terrible truth came slowly
burning into my brain, I moturned
aloud in may agony, " God of heaven,
she is dead !" And it was Mary Sin.
clair.*
But she was not dead.
We floated all day long on the sea,
and at midnight of the next iiight I
itailed a ship anid they took us ofl.-..
Every man from the "Foam" and the
other vessel was saved with one ox.
ception. 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 Ia.
dies and gentlemen had arted 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
with :ae."
ALLEGED GREAT EXCITEMENT IN
IIAVA.-The Savannah Journal and
Courier of Saturday says:
"By the arrival this morning of the
schooner Abbot Devereux, Capt. Al.
chorn, from Havana, 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 of twenty thousand
men. The Creoles were highly elated,
but it was not supposed that they
could render mich 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
as formerly.
"The Spanish fleet, consisting of
two war steamers and three sailing
vessels, a frigate, slonp of war, and
brig, left the port of Havana last Sat.
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 officialswere based. . But one
thing we are certain,-if Quitman gets
a foothold 'n the.s14d 'with twenty,
ihoizand men, he d yifjliervCitf
lie Majesty's reign there are ended.
Tin: AnneCTIoN OF iouo FER
NANDaz.-Frank E. Hernandez, whom
we noticed as being carried on board
the Empire City, against his will. to
be taken to Cuba for some politicai
purpose, it was thotght, makes the
following conciso and explicit state.
ment.
On Thursday last the Spanish Con.
sul and Mr. Carnobeli called at the
Claverack Institute. Mr. Cirnobeli
handed me a letter from my father,
desiring me to come to Cuba. I read
the letter, and then told him I did not
wish to go home. The Spanish Con.
sul then said that I must go to Cuba.
and if I did not go immediately, I
would bo thrown into prison if I ever
went there afterwards. I then told
them that I would give them no an.
swer until I saw my uncle, Joseph
Elias Hernandez, who resides at No.
91 President.street, Brooklyn. '1 hey
said that I could not see my uncle,
and I told thetm 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 New
York with them they would let me
see my uncle. I then agreed to come
to New York, and arrived here about
ten o'clock on the same night. When I
I got there they refused, on my ask. 1
ing them, to let tme go to my uncle
alone or with them. I then went
with Mr. Carnobeli to the boarding
house No. 154 Chambers street, wvhere 1
I slept that night. The next morning
(Friday), when I arose from bed, I
?.gain begged them to let mec see my
uncle, but I was refused. That after.
noon Mr. Carnob~eli t~ ok me on boardi
the steamship Empire City, for the
purpose of tak ing mec to Cuba. When 'I
I got there I met my utncle, who ask
ed me if I wanted to go to Cuba. ,
answered in the negative, and said that
Mr. Carniobeli anid the Consul had
forced mec to go. My' uncle said if I I
wanted to go home lie 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 b~y Mr.
Carnobeli that my uncle had forced
mec to stay in the United States, is not
true. I was not prompted by him to
stay lhere; It was solely my owvn wish
to remain. Rlelusing to go to Cuba,
I left the ship, and w cnt home wvith
my utncle to Brooklyn, where I am
now stopping. My uncle was inform.
ed of Mr. Cairnobeli's actions by a tel.
egraphic despatch sent to him by onie
of mny friends at Claverack, stating
that I ad been taken away from school
aigainst my will and wish.--Charleston
Standard.
A KIND SPZIv.-Perform a good
deed, speak a kind word, bestow a
pleasant smile, and you will receIve
the same 'In' return. .The happiness
-you bestow upon. others, i. refi at64'
- ac o gewn bosog.
Vailable Recipt.
Celebrated Indian Bread, as prepar.
ed at the St. Charles Hotel, New Or.
leais:-Beat two eggs very light, mix
alternately with them one pint of sour
milk or buttermilk, and one pint of
fine mcl, melt one table-spoonful of
butter and add to the mixture, dissolve
one table-spoonful of' soda or salerat.
Us, &c., in a small po.rtion of the i ilk
and add to the mixture the last thing,
beat, very hard and bake in a pan in a
quick oven.
Rice Custard Pie.-Take 3 table
spoonful of Rice fiur, one pint of
milk-hoil them together. V hen
cold, add 3 eggs beaten, butter the size
of an egg, one spooniful of Essence of'
Vanilla-sweeten to your taste.
Beefa la mode.-Take 10 lbs. of
the rounid, cut small holes in it, and
stuff it all over with pickled pork fat,
rub it well with pepper and salt; add
sweet marjoram, summer savory,
sweet basil, mace, cloves, pepper, salt,
parsley, leeks, and 3-4 pound of' lard,
id stew it hard for one hour and a
half.
Black Cake talt will keep a Year.
Sugar, 1 pound; butter, I pound; flour
1 pound; tena eggs; brandy 1 4 pint;
raisins, 2 pounds; currenis, 2 pounds.
Mace, nutmegs and- cloves to flavor.
Bake it well.
Buckeye Bread.-Tuke a pint of
iew milk, warm from the cow; add a
easpoonful of salt, and stir in fine in.
fian meal until it becomes a thick
batter; add a gill of fresh Yeast. and
nut it in a warm place to rise. When
t is very light. stir into the batte.
.hree beaten eggs, adding wheat flour
mitil it has become of the consistence
f dough; knead it thoroughly, and
;et it by the fire until it begins to
-ise, then make it up into small loaves
>r cakes, cover them up with a thick
iapkin, and let them .tand unt.1 they
rise again, ther. bake it in a quick
Won.
o Bake.Beef. Tende.--Those whd
ating poor old tough cow b'eef, will
:e glad to learn that common carbon.
ite ofsoda will be round a remedy fur
.he evil. Cut your steaks the day be.
ore unmnrv. into siees abut two inc.
3s thick, rub over a small quantity of
ioda.'wash ofT next morning, cut it
nto suitable thickness, and cook to no.
Aion. The same process will answer
or fowls, logs (,f mutton, &. Try it;
ill who love delicious tender dishes
>f meat.
Vinegar from Beets.-Good vinegar
s an almost indispensable article in
avery family, many of whom purchase
t at a considerable annual expense,
while some use but a veryindifferent
irticle; and others, for want of a little
cnowledge and less industry, go with.
)mt. It is an easy matter, however,
.o be at all times supplied 'with good
iinegar, and that too, without much
xpense. The juice of one bushel of
iugar beets, worth twenty.five cents
nd whie i any firmer can raise with.
mut cost, will make from five to six
Pallons of vinegar, equal to the best
nade of cider or wine. Grae the
>eets, having first washed them, and
-xpress the juice in a cheese.press, or
in many other ways which a little
'genuity can suggest, and put the
iqumor into an empty barrel; cover the
ung hole wvith gause- and set, it in the
un, and in twelve or fifteen days it
vill be ready for use.
.Jelly Cake.--Take six ounces of
Rtter and eight of Sugar, and" rub
hem to a cream; stir into it eight
vell beaten eggs and a pound oif sifted
l('ur; add the gratedl rind and juice of
fresh lemon, and turn the mixture
nto scollosped la~tes that have beeni
veIl putered. The cakes should niot
>e more than a quarter of an inch
hick on the plates. flake them im.1
nediately in a quick oven till of a
ight brown. Pile thenm on a plate.
v'ith a layer of jelly or marma'ade on
he top of: each.
Th~e Best IHm -Iow Cured.- As
mur readers, especially in the countr'y,
nay have some curiosity to know the
nethod by which the prize hamr, .pre.
ented at our Fair was cured, we have
>rocured the reeipe for publication.
t is furnished by Mrs. E. M. Ihenry,
>f' Charlotte, the lady who wvas the
uccessful contestant :
" Afler entting out my pork, I rub
he skin side of each piece with about
m half' teaspooniful of saltpetre, wvell
-ubed in. I rub the pieces all over
1vith salt, leaving them wvell covei-ed
rn the fleshy side. I then lay the
ams in large tight troughs, skin sida
lown. I let thenm remain in .the
troughs without touching or trou
blin'g thoem for four or five weeks, no.
eording to the size of the hog, no mat.
ter how warnm or changeable th"
weather is. I then tak~e themn out 'd
the trough a nd string thomn eqawhte
oakt ~pits, wash All the~st~tf
Lbthe ~ ( ~ Iffen't{ -tg
then hang up and remain tien
hours, or evei two or three dak eI
fore I iake the smoke underi
which must be made with greehliAM4
and not chunks. I m e the 'rY k
under them o:.CC eve y, andsah
thei four, five, or sux weeks.
stop the smoke, I let Lhe hams 'remanj
hanuging all the time. Shoulde ,.
cure in the sane way.
N. B.-My hogs are killed
mornig, and I always l'et the n
main all that day and the riext t
before I cut them up."-Petersb.
Denocrat. -
Butter.--Not one pound in
the sold butter in the market is, r
hnrnan fiood. Iu3ttermakers hou
remiember these few short rules.
The newer and sweeter the .rid
the sweeter and higher flavored 'I
the butter.
The air must be fresh and pur 0
the room or cellar where the kn:IIG 'u
set.
Keep the cream in tin pa
stoine pots, into which put a teaspon
ful of salt at the beginning, then stir
the cream, lightly each morning ad
evening, this will preveit ti fr
moulding or souring.
Churn as often as once a week
as much oftener as circumstailee
pernit.
Uron churning, add the cream upon
all the milk in the dairy.
Use nearly a pound of saI to
pound of butter. .
Work the butter over t*ice, to,.
it from the buttermilk nd the orp
befbre lumping and packing of t
Re ue in n. a un
every particle of buttermilk or eda
lated milk, and it will keep sweet
long as desired.
In Scotland a syphon Is somietsm -
used to seperate . the nilk front the
cream, instead of scimming the p
-an'ite Farmer.
.Receiptfo. f
Take one and' a, h p
hops and, sme of'gipger
vi, tOablfifixNT;u'ini
and tie up tight--then pu
kettle with water sufficient to ste
and boil the same to obtain its
strength, which may take about two.
hours;then boil it all down to two
ruats; thbcn add the same to fout'gil.
Ions of molasses and shake it we 1o0 c
gether.
The above is the preserve. Td
make a less quantity, take articles in
proportion. When you wish to use
or ferment, take three pints of 'ihe
I)reserve to a five gallon keg, idd'"no
Pint of hop yeast; till the keg
water and shake it well together. .
If you wish your beer to foamVo
be well gased, when you draw it,
xill have your keg iron hoopea -atfd
hickly headed and bunged up t h -
when you put up your beer.
FANNy FERN DAOUERREOTYPRD.
3he is full lbrty. Sports curls like
;irl ofseventeen. They are- aubtm
-poetically so. Has a keen flashi
!ye. Nose between Grecian and .o
nan, rather thin and rather good look-,
ug. Cheeks with a good dealite
'o much - coloring. Some of. rouge'
Jad taste, but no business of ours.
Aps well turned and indicative offilm
icss rather than of-stiar. Ghir
anndsomely chiseled. Whlole' coun
ennumee betokens a. woman of -spielt
und high nature generally. Forifne
bhest a model. Not surpassed.Ca
'iage graceful and stately. Rather taL
mid emphatically genteel. Prett
o.ot. Ank le to mat ch. Ihand omal 4
i..kes to sht w it. Dresses in the Ct
ud .daish schooil. Fondofrb
aces, millinery, &c., general lyTak4i
-apidly. Is witty and br illiant~ d
indl lashful. Proud as Liteifbr.
,f fun. Ilntes most of' redfiokf~~
r'breaits her father and Nat, iod
hilly. IIams ihree as pret ty girls
ir wore curls. Is protud of' themi
natly. Is heartless. Is a fli
Eives in elover.. Is worth 820OO
30ot it by pen and ink. W~hen.
ng the street takes eight eyes ~u
aen. On the whole--oniderfh ~
man is Fanny.-Bosto~n Decisp ~
COL, Wano os -rnts WVR.
Newv York Courier sa s:
in relation to the full of Seb~
we said on the 14th Dee~nbaal tt
about the first of' Janiuary, o'&A
as the allies numbered from 5
1.10,000 meno, the plachniwduha
ried by storm. Suchldi
was the intentioni of th j -4C
we left Englandja hNmpra ~ ,
according to the'Londoiiia
25ith Doeomber,
was the univrilly ir~~,
in the best inforid in
ii bardig possible.
quenee of tegoe Na -
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