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TIIE NATIONAL BEPUBIilOAyt SATURDAY MOttNIJSTO, FEBRUARY 25, 3882 DOUBLE SIIEET.
DUTIES INCUMUENTUPON A MEMDER
ri ImmfiKO Amount of Labor an Jt. C Itss Thmtt
I'ron lltm, ShonlegThst tlto Position It
About tli Hardest to VIII Ac
ttplabty In the Couult),
Tho vast mnjotlly of the American people look
upon the position of Congressman as ono of high
lionor, which, whllolthasltsdutlcsand Its respon
sibilities, l yd of an easy nnil pleasant charnclcr,
having but little rcnl or genuine labor attached
thereto. Toll o masses the salary la regarded ns
mora llinn coulrlcntfortlicfcr Ices performed,
and the member of Congress Iscstccracdasftlucky
rid fortunate Individual, Mnny nro of tho Idea
that tho honor of tho position In connection Willi
lt Influence In securing position for frlcndnvnd
political adherents Is sufficient payment, and that
but little or no salary should bo demanded. True,
Uiero Is a preponderating desire among tliemnies
to havo tho most talented and most trustworthy
men elected as Senators and Representatives
they wish statesmen In tho halls of Congress, but
at tho samo time they havo not the slightest Idea
or conception of tho arduous labors and severe
trials which men in such postilions aro compelled
to undergo. When tho manifold nature of tho
mrm.i ihcvmiifnt tioN a simum
of Congress Is considered, and tho numberless In
terruptions ho Is called upon to encounter through,
visits of applicants for office, let nlone the heavy
amount of corrcpondcnco which ho Is obliged to
carry on, It Is to be wondered that so much careful
thought and attention linvc, as n general rule,
been given to legislative measures affecting tho
Interests of both flocrnmentand people. Woaro
pronoto moralizing over thodcciyof ktatcsman
shin to regrettlug that nowadays thcro aro no
Clays, Wobstors, or Calhouni, whllo partisan
ship Instead of statesmanship and narrow-minded
sectionalism instead of bioad nationalism teem In
bo the controlling elements, but wo do not ask
ourselves what opportunities have Congressmen
for displaying the abilities with which they arc
endowed? Atlcndnncu during tho sessions of Con
gress Is but a small portion of tno duties they
are called upon to perform. All cannot havo
Iho floor to make speeches or giro to tho
public their views upon this or that measure
Many go to tho IIouoor Senate after n laborious
night's work iiion commlltces, of which they aro
members, and, completely worn out, aro unnblo to
watch the proceedings and act wllh that vim and
promptness which they would rxerclso had they
entered froo from over-taxation and weariness
Tho most and best they can do at such a time
when a measure Is being acted upon to which tin-)
arc conscientiously opposed, Is to voto negatively
or strive to postpone action until inch tlino as
they will bo nblo to discuss It with power and Im
press their views upon their fellow-members.
at bvkiiy shssiov ui o.M,nri
thcro aro a class of men whoso volio upon any
question Is never heard. They answer roll-call,
listen to tho speeches of others, and v oto as party
feeling, principle, or comlctlou guides them
Tbcso arc they to whom the masterminds direct
Uiclr attention (for In all legislative assemblies
there must of necessity be a few actlo and lead
ing spirits), and whom they aim to convince.
Voles are required for tho passage or rejection of a
resolution or a statute, and n double shnra of duty
Is thus forced upon tho Cunjrcasniin who, hav
ing a superior cdniatlon, tho knowledge todls-cct
a proposed meosuro and weigh its ultlinnto effects,
and tho gift of expressing his views and conclu
sions In a logical and argunicutatlv e manner, has
to bend every energy to bring his fellow -Congressmen
to an Indorsement of tils opinions, who
remain quietly in their teats, not venturing
to speak forth their Ideas upon tho tubject
. matter up for consideration Wo do not Intend
hero to comment upon the too prevalent fi cling
among Congressmen that all legislation should be
ruldcd and dictated by a regard for partisan In
flaenco and power. Wo will not refer to the multi
tude of propositions introduced by small mon for
tho mero sako of sensation and buncombe.
Neither will wo speak of tho evident want of
anility upon tho part of sorou who havo been too
highly honored by being glv en u seat in Congress,
What we desire to suy Is simply first, that
THE POSITION Of OOf-CnESSMAN
Is ono which should beheld In high esteem and
which should be delegated only to men of sterling
common tense, of reasoning powers, of ability, of
cuucauon, 01 ousiucts experience, and a knowl
edge of the world; men able toexprcss their view?
ana ineir reasons for entertaining them, and
wnosc opinions at all times command" respect,
and second, that It is no sinecure such as tho mass
of tho people orroneoualy lmnglno j that It Is a post
ciiiuinugupon me occupant nnliious and Inces
sant labor from which (If he docs his duty ) he can
oiot shirk. It Is an easy matter to complain of tho
neglect of a Senator or a Itcprcicntullvc, but not
nc-tcnih portof his constituency ever thinks of
wo I opuiatiou lie represents or tho number of an
plications made to blm dally. Is there a pension
o be applied for, a claim to bo presented against
inc uovornmcin, nn onico for which an appoint
ment Is desired, tho services of tho
Congressman nro at onco asked for,
suei every petitioner, every applicant,
deems that ho should be flrst w altcd upon and at
tended to, never for a moment thinking that thcro
aro some 150,000 or 200,000 others composing tho
Congressman's constituency, and who also claim
an Interest in his services, Apart from tho neces
sity ofvlsltlng tho various departments of tho
Government, and of attending to an enormous
correspondence, not only from his own district,
butovcry tcctlon of the country, a Congressman is
frequently n member or otlcast thrto committees.
whose labors are performed after the hours of tho
session, so that ho Is really not the particular
property or his own Immcdlato district, but that
or uio wnoio pcoplo. Ho Is called out of tho Sen
ate or the House, us the case may be, fiom
TWJ.NTY TO TXVIS TIMES A DAY
by citizens froin nearly every State nnd Territory
in the Union. Of tho eight departments of Gov
ernment, ho is expected to visit all or these every
day. Then again, the ambitious ruthers of his dis
trict desire their eons to bo placed In tho army or
In the navy, or to bo sent to West Point or to An
napolis. 1 his, tho Congressman must labor to ac
complish, or opposition to his re-tleetlon Is tho re
sult. It Is expected, of course, that ho can glv o
every ono of tho voters of his district u foreign ap
pointment; but more than this, It is looked upon
as part of his duty to furnish every lawyer of his
district with n copyof tholtevlsid Statutes (Iho
Uovernment furnishing himselfw 1th but onocopy),
and In addition to all, ho must not fomct that It in
his place to sub crlbo for at least fifty copies of
avory puuiication issued in hi district. Ha must
attend all tho receptions, soirees, balls, Ac.;
purchaso a new suit at least thrco times n month
suitablo to the different occasions, subscribe liber
ally tonll dimities and send a copyof tho Con
TO KACll VOTEll OP HIS D1STMCT,
so matter that tho Government furnishes him
with but flvo copies of tho Congieittonal Jlecottl,
while his District has a population of over 150,000
people. Should lie Le fortunnlo enough to pos
sess an abundance of this world's goods ho Is ex
pected to tako a houso and hav o his family rcsldo
with him at tho National Capital, Hero he must
do tho honors, and upon all occasions itrlvo to
outdo In elegance and display his fellow-Congressman,
Trucnotonelntcucanprcsumo to set forth
or partake of such luxuiles, but has In reality,
In Washington, no home of his own, and his place
of lodging Is at all times subject to calls from Iho
leading men ol his district, together with out
siders who aro on the hunt for office. Ills calls
bold good until midnight, and when he retires it
Is with fevered brain to snatch a few hours' rest,
only to wako and go over again tho eanio routine
day after day.
AS SAin 11Y SBtUTOlt DAWI3
In a recent speech, "the pressmo upon Senators
and Itopreseutatlvcs for assistance In securlmr
public ofllre" Imposes n work that Is nevor
finished, and involves llicm In a warfare for placo
from which there Is no discharge their tlmo Is
consumed and their vitality Is exhausted in tho
service of place-hunters, and they aio compelled
tocry fordtllverancc. In a similar strain spoke
Senator Morgan when ho made the rcmaik, "Iho
truth is, thul upon the pay of n Senator of tho
United States, when wo look at tho expenditures
ho is obliged to incur In the conduct of publlo
business, a man hud better bo employed In almost
any other vocation that I can think ol with the
expectation of deci utly providing for his family."
Such are some of the trials which n Congressman
must undergo, but to many the honor and power
attached to tho position outweighs all other con
sideration! their umhitlou Is centred, upon It,
but how many whose ambition has been thus grat
ified have bkhIii s ughl retirement and the happi
ness of their own liomcs As said by another,
"The ambitious muo has llttlo happiness, hut Is
tubject to much uneasiness and dlssallslaciioii."
TOO OrTEN nB BtCOMLS MORTIFIEU
at the very praises ho receives, and because lhay
do not rlsoko high as he thinks they ought Hut
"high power hath throe things In It the vantage
ground to do good, tbt approval of kings and prin
cipal persons, nnd the rising of a mini's own for.
lunos. He that hath the I si of these intentions
when be asplroth is an hcnetl mull and that
princo that can discern ol these Intentions In
another that asplroth Is a wise prince." Ho w till
our Congressmen, they have the vuutago ground,
and accordingly as they do good will they receive
tho approv al not only of thulr constituency, but of
tbo Nation, Their highest ambltlou, however,
can never be gained, save through labor and toil
of the must wcaryingaud oxactlug kind, In tnus
concluding voonlnu wohiivo by no means over
stated tlio fastis but given Ihiin In all their full
niHSAiidui kid truth.
DAMON AND PVTHIAS.
Trim Murj or Tlirlr lllltlcuttlm nn Ac
count nfTlirlr Miitnnl Dlntli.
11V HILL NYK.
Tho romantic ttnryof Damon and Pythias.whlch
has been celebrated in verso and song for over
two thousand ytars.iesupposcd to havo originated
during tho rilgn of DlonysJus I., or Dionyslus the
I.ldcr, as ho was also called, who reigned about
nsoycatsl). C. Ho mutt havo been called "The
Eldcr"moroforaJoko than anything else, as he
was by Inclination n Unitarian, although ho was
never a member of any church whatcvor, and was
In fact tho wickedest man In all Syracuse.
Dionyslus aroso to the throno from tho ranks,
and used to call himself n sclf-mado man. Ho
was tyrannical, severe, and sclllsh.as nil self-mado
men arc. Felf-mado men are very prone to usurp
tho prerogative of tho Almighty and overwork
mcmsciics. i hey aro not satlf fled wllh tho por
tion of division tupcrliitondcut of creation, but
they want to bo most worthy high grand muca-a-muck
of the entire ranch, or their llv cs arc gloomy
Dionyslus was indeed so odious and so over
bearing toward his subjects that he lived In con
stant fear of assassination at their hands. This
fear robbed him of his test nnd rendered llfo a
dreary waste lo tho tyrannical king, llo lived In
constant dread lint each previous moment would
bo followed by lire succeeding one, He would cat
n hearty supper and rellro to rest, but the night
would be cursed with horrid dreams of tho
Scythians nnd Whlto Itlvcr Ulcs peeling off his
epidermis and throwing hint Into a boiling cauld
ron with red pepper nnd other counlrr-lrrltants,
whllo they danced the Highland lllng around this
i:cn his own wife nnd children were forbidden
to enter his presence lor fear that they would put
"barn arsenic" In the blanc niougc or " Coi-grov o
arsenic" In thcpancakoorparls green Intheule.
During his reign ha had constructed an lm-
the car of Dion) slits, because It resembled In shapo
nnd general telephonic power tho human car. It
was tho largest car on record. Ono day a work
man expressed the desire to erect n similar ear of
tin or galvanized Iron on old DI hlmscll, Soinu one
"Mowed on him," nnd tho next morning his head
was thumping about In tho waste-paper basket nt
the general ollleo. When ono of the King's sub
jects, who thought he was solid with tlio adminis
tration, would say "Beyond tho possibility of a
doubt, Your Most Serena Highness Is tho kind ami
lovlngguardlaiiofhls people and tho Idol of his
subjects," Ills iloyal lallneu would ray: "What
yoglvlivus? Ho you wish to play tho Most Sub
lime Ovcrscerof tno Uulvcrso and (ieneral Ticket
Agent Plenipotentiary lorn Chinaman? lint Yon
cannot fill in Iho Klin? of hiracufa with tanv."
Then he would order the chief executioner to run
me mm through the royal saii'ago-grindcr nnd
throw him Into tho Mediterranean. In tills way
the saiisasc-grlnder wns kept running night and
day, nnd tho chief engineer who run tho machine
made doublo tlmo every mouth.
I will now bring In Damon nnd Pythias.
Damon and Py lulus were mimed after n popular
secret organization becauso they were so solid on
ench other, Ihcv thought more of ono another
than uuy body. They borrowed chew lug tobacco,
nnd wero always sociable and pleasiut. They
slept together, nnd unitedly " stood oil " tho land
lady from month to mouth In the most cheerful
and harmonious manner. If Pythias snored in
the night Ilka tho blast of n frz-hori! Damon did
notget inAdnnd klckhlni in the stomuch as some
would. Ho gently hut firmly look him by the
iiosuimd lilted hlin up and down to the merry
rhythm of "IheDables in our Wock."
'ihey loved ono uuollier In senson nnd out of
season Ifleirutftction was llkotho soft bloom on
tho nose of n Wyoming legislator. It never grew
pale or wilted. It was always there. If Damon
were at the bat, Pythias was on deck. If Damon
went to a church fair and Invited starvation,
Pythias would go, too, and vote on the handsomest
baly till tho tint National Hank of Syracuse
would refuse to honor his cheeks.
Hut one day Damon got too much budge, nnd
tuld the vcnerublu und colossal old royal bummer
of Syracuse what ho thought of film. Then
Dionyslus lold tho chic! engineer of tho sausage
grimier lo turn on steam and prepare for business.
Hut Damon thought ol Pytluus, mid how Pythias
hadn't so much lo live for as ho had, and ho in ado
n compromise byollering to put Pythias in soak
while the only genuine Damon went to see his
girl, who lived ut Albany 'lhrcedays were glv en
him to get urouuil and redeem Pythias, and If ho
fulled his friend would go to protest.
Wo will now supposu thrco days to hav o elapsed
since tho preceding hapten A large party of tu
thuslusllo citizens of byracuso nro gathered around
thegrand-suiid.and Pythias Is on the platform,
cheerfully Inking oil hU coat. rcur by stands n
man with nbriMil-nxe. ThoSyracuso Silver Cor
net lluiid has Just played " It's Funny When You
Peel 'I hat Way," and the chaplain hasuiudunlong
prayer, l'ythlus sliding u trndc-dollar Into his
baud und whispetliu to hlin lo glvo him his
money's worth. The Declaration of Independence
has been read and the man on Iho left Is running
his thumb playlully over tho edgo of his men
axe. Pythias takes off bis collar and tic, sw earing
sollly to himself at his mlserabfa luck.
It Is now tho proper tlmo to throw In tho soli
tary horseman. Iho borisontul bars of golden
light from tho setting sun gleam and glitter from
the dome of tho court-house nnd batho Iho green
plains of byracuso with mellow splendor. 'J ho
billowy piles of fleecy bronzo 111 the eastern sky
look soli and yielding, llko a fcam llcrnhardt.
'Iho lowirlng herd winds slowly o'er tho lea, and
all nnluru seems oppressed wltnthosolemu hush
and stillness of tho surroundings und cugulllng
'I ho solitary horseman Is seen coming along the
Albany and Sy rucuso toll road. He Jabs the Mexi
can spurs Into tho loamy flank of blsuobla Caytiso
plug, and the lash of the quirt as it mov cs through
the air singing n merry song.
Damon has been delayed by road agents nnd
washouts, nnd ho Is a little behind time. Dcsldes,
ho fooled a llttlo tio long and dallied in Albany
with his fair gazelle. But ho is making up tlmo
now. and ho sails Into tho Jail-yard lust In tlmo
to tako his port. He and Pythias fall Into each
other's arms, borrow a chew of flue-cut from each
other, and weep to slow music. Dlouj slus comes
before the curtain, bows, and says the exercises
wllrbo postponed. He orders the baud to play
something soothlinr.glvesDamon the appointment
orsunerintendent of nublloliistrucllon and Py thlas
tho Syracuse post-olllce, nnd everything Is lovely.
Orchestra play a something touchlul, curtain comes
down. Ke.no. Jri Aoc miifiict A'ux linnfcaaf.
Visitors Wlio Curry orr Tnlilo liiinnrr,
-IMrrra orC'iiiliilns, Ac, m ltellii.
A singular Incident occurred the other day at
tho White House, which illustrates the lunula that
aflects people when they uro traveling A parly
consisting of two ladles and one gentleman wcro
being shown through rho parlois of tho Whlto
House, and, at their urgent request, wero nllovvcd
to step into the stnto dlnlug-roum, n privilege
which Is but rarely accorded, Asthcy wcrcgolug
out tho usher, who bad accompanied them, no
ticed that a glass goblet which was In the room
when the party entered was inlying. Ho at once
Informed Iho visitors that tho goblet tvas missing,
and, ns it was thcro when they entered,
soma ono in tho party had taken It. Ho
requested that It nt onco bo relumed, rinding
that ho was resolved to recover tho glass, ono of
tho ".ladles produced It from under her sealskin
sneque nnd handed It ovor. Tho parly then left
tho house, nnd nothing mora was thought of
tho occurrence. A few days after tho usher re
ceived a lettor from n Western town, which
went on to say that tho vvrltor was tho person
fiom whom tho glass was taken in tho Whlto
House, nnd that sho now had that glass.
and would not part with it for any
consideration, in some way sue had managed to
secure Iho glass again. It seems that she had tho
Idea that It was the same glass used by the lato
rresiiient during his illness, auasho wanted It nsa
relic. '1 ho rooms In the Whlto Houso would suffer
greatly from these relle-huntcrs If they wero not
cioseiy wnicucu. ricccs snipped from Iho laca
curtnlnsand hangings, leaves from the follago
plants, and anything that can bo carried off aro
tho objects of their vandalism.
Itussluil Otiluluus irHUolclefra Nporcli.
With great satisfaction will bo read the bold
speech of our glorious leader, not only In ltussla,
but even abroad In all Slav lands, and particularly
on tho shores of the Adriatic Sea, in the mountains
of Herzegovina, and In Ihevullcyaofllosnla, Geu
cral SkobelesTtiot only lights In tho Itusslan way,
but also feels In tho Itusslan way and thinks In
tho Itusslan way a thing that Is rarely found
among our Intelligent classes. Moicou Jtut.
That a military man, at a dinner given In his
lionor and among military men, should speak of
war is vuiuiuun . turn 11 ivussinu general suouia
show his s mpatliy for the people oTour race light
ing for their freedom is rather a rarolhlug, though
not unexampled, that n person occupy lg a high
olhclal post should talk lu publlo of his sympathy
for those w bo have arisen against a power which
Is friendly tons Is very uucomiuou, and It may
lead to diplomatic troubles; that a person hon
ored by tho peopleamong whom he Is living should
speak disrespectfully of that people In a partisan
sense is u pity. Ills very surprising that Mr. AL
sakotfean see Itusslan thought aud Itusslan feel
ing Inall the remarks of the (ieneral, which aro
partly of ludlllerent value, partly thoughtless,
partly untrue, and to bo regretted It Is horriblo
to think of nn artificial Incitement of a national
inov cment llko the one of 1870, In our present un
satisfactory condition social, financial, econom
ical, nnd even military ltuwlaiithoiightnnriltus
slim feeling domain! that we should aot with tho
gteatest priidenco In both our home policy and
our foreign polloy. &. Jtltrihurg Ooloi.
A wide-awake bootblack wns yesterday after
noon engaged In polishing a man's boots, The
man noticed that tho knight of the brush was
cnaperouing one or those big, overgrown, and
ravenous animals commonly called Newfound
land dugs 'J he following conversation ensued
V M. .. loung dogt "Yos, sir." "Well, I
should thlnklt would lako all you could earn to
feed him." "Not exactly, boss. I elon't And any
trouble In feeding, but li takes moro than I can
cam to gel him full " Roheaor Dtmocrat.
The Weekly National Republican. ;,
in1 StM flAt-fWn.l n Vt.
liips, und will ut nil time give complete null lellublo infonuittioii of tho official doings in
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ments, and other uinttors of inturt'Ht. connect cdwitli tho Aimy nnd Navy,
In politics, it will bo Sti.lvvnrt J.optiblionniind an
Eilrnosi Champion of Libcralis Agaimnst Bourbon Democracy,
find will ndvoc,to In n fearless ttnd Independent iiiitnucr what shall appear to be for tho
best interests of tho country.
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of Uin Country.
It will furnish a record of tho intoteHtlng social events of the day, nmklng its So
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.for presenting to its leaders faithful leportsof till (hat occurs ut the national centro of
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Wapiunoton, D. C, Januuru 4, 1862.
Sb the Antl'JJourbon Voters of (he Southern State :
Tho undersigned, Members of Congress fiom Southern States, desiiousof piomoting
Uio union ami cordml co-operution of nil the anti-Ilntiibon elements in our section, in tho
good work of breaking up what has been a solid Ilottrbon South, heartily iceninmcnd that
our constituents and lnenils do ail in their power lo extend the chculation of 2'tc Weekly
national Heimbhcan. ....
i,io o -iXH ,i.oIitLtf1i i ,K1 U,.r- Gpnrir. C.GoniiAM.lins shown such power and Judgment in
his advocacy of liberalism in Viigjnia, that we want tho benefit of his woik in other
2S i tf "i- ii? h" i tho tru? "''ft .1 PoHtienl situation nt the South, and wo nro
hSv l.i ,,.bernl 1,'0un?,d,, w111 uo, Br,,)lt, -'"'l ! Producing good understandings
between tho Jsorthetn and Southern people, and iricmls of the Atlininistratioii.
5oi.fr.1 W0 " Sat,onal Republican widely circulated throughout tho cntiro
JOHN P. DKZENDOUF, Second DMrict, Va.
JOSEPH .lOHOENSEN, Fourth District, Va.
. M. G. UltNEK, SMI, District, Maryland.
,, ,r . Pr.TKitsin nait, Va., Jnitimrt 4, 1883.
tn 1,.,Ipnrf'?,lI!w7uf.!10 t0,?0'n'no.nd The National i.V),icH-sowcll nnd ably edited
rmrCS SSf J nVm lPSC ithos? w-hi T0,,,,J ul,l,ol(1 "i0 Constitution and tho laws, dis
3?? fm)? Jn,,.at 'J d(u? le?m ?y.0"' fo,t(.'r PHulioeiluciitioii.nnd respect tho rights
and caro for tho Proper in tercsts or nil t ho people of n common country.
nmJPntJf!:H&!U!'al p$'yn ,l'J"H1twlint is needed in the South. Independent
IfcnrlWm evfiT '? act wrt ' Boi.rboii orgtuiizatioii will find it, ns tlio Virginia
JMf 1Ifwi,i,y.eiiiH" il,s, "tHPk'". and judicious promoter of harmony nnd co-operation
of nil tho uuti-Uoitibon elements at the South. Ivvish it success.
H. II. RIDDLKUEHGER.
A TERHIBLE MISTAKE.
Mr. Murphy I'rriMirr IIU Ollsprliii;'. Ku-trliiirut-Tlio
Tho condensed milk upon which Mrs. Murphy
fed her bahy was kept at night upon tho window
sill In tbo 'nursery, vvhero tho cool air, drawing In
under tho opened sash, would envelop Iho can
Ono nlsht when Iho baby was unusually trouble
sorao Mr. Murphy, faithful and self-sacrlflclng
father nnd husband, said that ho would go to tho
nursery nnd mix tho milk for tho hungry llttlo
sufferer. Tho nursery was qulto dark, but Mr.
Murphy had often performed tho service beforo
and ho know Just whero to put his haud on Hid
bottlo and Uio epoou and the other things. It hap
pened, however, lhatanopen can orbaking powder
stood upon tho window-sill, near to tho can of con
densed milk, and Mr. Murphy, netting hold of
it, put two spoonfuls of the powder Inlo tho
bottle, filled tho bottlo with hot water, put on
tho rubber top, and weut back to tho bedroom.
When tho baby had taken thrco or four swallows
of tho mixture It pushed the bottlo away nnd bo
Ban to bchavo In a most extraordinary manner.
After ) clllng vv Ith that v ebemenco which Is always
astonishing when tho elz of a baby Is considered,
It turned n couplo of somersaults, rolled over and
over, clutched tho sides of Its crib, and conducted
Itself generally In such a fashion ns to fill Mr. nnd
Mrs. Murphy with Intense alarm,
" W lint on earth can be tho matter with Alexan
der?" asked Mr. Murphy, taking tho bottlo from
his vv Ife, as sho turned her attention w holly to tho
"Ilo acts ns If bo hud conv ulslons," said Mrs.
Mr. Murphy suggested n splco plaster as n possi
ble nllovlntlon of tho child's pain, nnd Mrs. Mur
phy was Just remarking that a splco plaster wns
far too trivial n remidy for such spasms, when Mr.
Murphy observed tbo color of tlio mixture, in tho
bottle Ho removed tho top, mid, standlngbchlnd
Mrs. Murphy, applied tho bottlo to his nose. At
onco ho procseded to tho nursery, nnd, striking n
light, discovered tho nature of tho mistake be had
made. Quickly ho threw the can of baking pow
der out of tho window, emptied nnd washed tho
bottle, filled It w Ith milk, nnd returned to tho bed
room, with tho evidences of his crime, as ho Im
agined, all removed.
Iu an hour or two tho baby grow quieter, and
Mr. Murphy went to bed, remorseful, but glnd that
he had had so much prcsencoof mind, Mrs. Mur
phy sat upnll night with tho Injured Alexander In
her arms. Mr. Murphy camo down to breakfast,
ff ellng. upou tho vvholo rather easy In his mind.
Mrs. Murphy greeted him with a fierce look luhcr
"You wanted to murder your child, did sou?"
sho asked, with Intcnso feeling.
" Murder my child, darling" asked Mr. Murphy
with nn affectation of surprise, whllo his heart be
gan beating furiously. "Whj.whatdo joumcaiw'
"You threw nwny tho baking powder and
cleaned tho bottle," said Mrs. Murphy, with n
bitter sneer, " but jou forgot tho spoon I I found
eomo baking powder In tho spoon I Ha, ha I Bo
suro your slu will find jou outl If Alexander had
died j on would havo been a murderer a red
handed murderer I"
And then Mrs. Murphy burst Into tears and flew
up-stairs, Mr. Murphy went down town without
his breakfast and with a strong determination to
refrain hcrenner from providing nocturnal nutri
ment for Alexander. frcm " Hurting tin Baby," ly
Decision In Kxiircw Compiinr C'nucj.
The Supremo Court has Just decided by the
opinion delivered by Justice Miller at St. Louis an
lssuo between the express companies and the
railroads ns to tho relations of each to tbo oilier.
It will bo remembered that many lower courts In
tho West during the few years pvt havo decided
that the railroad companies cannot exclude the
express cowpaules from using their passongur
trains for tlio conveyance of merchandise and
valuables, provided tho express companies offer a
fair and reusonublo coinpcnuillon lur a ueh service.
This position has bocu roalUruied by tlio Supremo
Court as abovo. aud settles the question Unit all
necessary lacniiics mum ue accoruoa lo tne ex
press companies by the railroads.
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SOME FIIHHY STORIES.
A HiiiIeci t,r Yarn Tor llic IIiiinuroiis-A
"Urns T.llllc root."
An Indiana furmcr went to Washington tho
other day nnd put up at Iho Ebbltt House. Ho had
let his boy go out In tho evening on promise of
coming tack at eight o'clock, At nlno o'clock ho
announced that tho boy had never been fifty miles
away from homo In his life. At half-past nlno ho
asked tho clerk to "Jest trot him right urslalrs by
tho scruff of tbo neck when ho comes In, an'
bring ulong n strap." At ten o'clock ho said :
"You Jest (hut tho houso right up, put out tho
lights, an' let blm sUy out all night, tho dcrn llt
hrlllnc n I.unl.
A good story Is told apropos of a noble lord who
wosricenllj returning from tho races. In the ad
joining compartment wero eight bookmakers, who,
"cleaned out" by succcssivo failures, wcro travel
ing without tickets, hoping by a turn or good luck
tocfcnro in ment. At last ono of them, during
a ttoppogc, hit upon a brilliant Idea, rulllng his
cop dow n ov er his cj cs nnd buttoning his coat, ho
went to the carriage of tho noble lord and his
friends, nt.d, assuming; an official air, collected all
their tickets, There he Ulslrlbutcd nmong his own
friends, nnd on Uio train reaching londou tho
noblo lord hnd a narrow cscapo of seeing himself
and his Iricmls tnken into custody for attempting
to defraud Iho railway i oiiipany, for, despllo their
assurances, tho officials declined to believe that
onj one hod been audacious enough to collect tho
passengers' tickets. Iho thing was too absuid.
It wns only by paving their fare a second llmu
that Iho noblo lord and his friends escaped from
tho clutches of tho railway servants, Zoiiclon
Open In u llorao Tniite.
AMlchlgandcrvvhuwns traveling through In
diana last full with a horso aud buggy drove up to
n farm-homo ono day wills hlspatentvvaslilngma
chlno and discovered that ho had happened on n
funeral. Under such circumstances ho deemed It
best to beat n retreat, but while unhitching his
horso ono of Iho men enmeout and inquired!
" Want aii thing, stranger J"
"Well, no i I. understand they nro holding a
" Y-cs, 6ort of a funeral, Cot anything to sell f
"I hnvo n patent washing machine, but undor
tho circumstances I don't feel llko "
"Never mind tho circumstances," Interrupted
tho man. "Jim's lost his wife, cf course, but he's
got all arrangements made to marry his hired girl
two weeks fiom to-night, and If you'vo got any
thing there you want to throw iu on a boss trado
he won't let not no funeral Interfere wllh buslucrs.
It's airly In tbo day yet, and wo do our burying
around here any tlmo before dark!"
A Itlllllllt 1IOIC.
A very ludlguant man marched up to a neigh
bor's houso and exclaimed i
"Here, Tom, jou rascal, here's jour dog; I'll
trouble you to glvo mo back tho Ave shillings I
gavo you lor It."
"What's the matter with tho dogf said Tom,
calm and unruffled,
"You warranted him to hunt rabbits, didn't
" No ho isn't w orth anything at it," replied tho
" Have you tried tho dogj"
"Certainly I have, and it's a downright swlu.
" How were Iho rabbits cooked i'
"Yes. Wero they bolltdf
"Of course not."
" Did you roast them t"
"Why, you old Idiot, they were alive wild
"That explains It," said Tom. "I thought
there was something wrong. You cook tho rab
bits and glvo the dog half a chancs, and then
you'll see how.ho'll hunt for them."
Tho victim threw the dog Into a corner aud
A Ngiuol Ploeou.
A man "dead broke" aud without friends must
rely on his genius to got a dricik,lf he Is an Im
biber, Tuesday a fellow of UiU obus entered a
saloon, and, approaching tbo btT-tonder, said,
" I'll lake a drink," " What'll ye havo r says tho
bar-tndT. "Whisky, good und strom," re
sponded tke d, b, VUillo tbo Ihjuor was forth
coming ho gited at Iho picture, aud when the
whisky was In band lie praleed tbora and ooinpll
roenUd tho bar-tender for bis excellent (Ml In
tA-l. 1..l TAH AH
It contains all the News Local.
price of $0.00 per year,
Washington, D. C.
a. u., lanuary 4, 1832.
JONES. M. C
Fifth District, Texas.
selecting such a choice set. riattcry worked well
on tho bar-tender, and ho ordered another drink,
Iiicii whllo he drank It ho called isobar-tender's
attention to tho simplicity and costliness of ono
of the paintings. Ilicn ho pulled out a spool of
thread to measure tho picture. Tho bar-keeper
held the end opposito the spool and tho fellow
unraveled it, backing toward the door. The
thread parted and ho left suddenly for parts un
known, forgetting all about sottllngfor tho drinks
That bar-tender will never get drawn In with ft
spool of thread ncoln. .Voiwfcfs Tvlltttn.
After Hie lSronklyn 1'rcncher.
To the Kdltor of Tub III run Li can :
Tho Itcv. Dr. Tnlmadgo has delivered bis filth
sermon on ontl-lnfidcllty. He harps a great deal
on the amount of good a belief In tbo Jilblo has
dona In tbo world; tho numerous charities, its
hospitals, schools, publlo and Tirlvato; Its theo
logical seminaries, Ac. In short, all tho good and
virtue In Iho world Is duo to a belief In the Bible.
That claim Is erroneous, for tho most honest and
reliable men In the world are thosowho do not
bcllev c the lllble lo bo the word of God, because It
Is not self-evident. They believe In doing right
in this world, as they aro not suro thcro Is any
.other. Hut tho reverend doctor falls to tell the
world that abelicflnthcsamo Blblo has causcda
vast amount of evil In tho world also. Did the
doctor ever hcarof
THF. MVHSACIIE OP ST. BVnTltOLOSIKW.
when France was deluged lu human bloo d, all for
believing lu tho lllblo teachings? It has sent
thousands to the tnsano asylum, Its false test of
chastity, as given In the twenty-second chapter
of Deutcronomj', has destroyed tho donicstlo hap
piness or morojoung married pcoplo man nny
book that was overwritten. Yet the rovcrend doctor
eaja ho wants to tako It to heaven with him,
where ho expects to hear St. Taul's grand march
plajcd by the heavenly band. Tho fact Is, Mr.
Kdltor, these servants of God are not after tho
souls of men; It Is power behind tho throno they
seek. The snlv ation of souls Is only a pretext.
They have labored for years to get a preacher
l'rcsldcut, so that when they should got God
Inserted into tbo ConstItutIon.lt would not
bo vctood. That amendment It was thought
could bo mado during tho four years of Garfield's
administration. I'.very newcundtdatefbrCongrcss
would be asked, "Aro you In lavor of Inserting tlio
nnmo oT God lu tho Constitution? If yes, tho
church will support jou ; if no, she wilt not." Hut,
alas I thoso hlgli hopes and deep-laid clans wore
thwarted by tbo miserable assassin Gultcau, which
act has so enraged tbo servants of the Lord that
they will not even try to tavo his sou! from tho
hell which they preach. 1 hey may read us out of
the church for divulging their plan; but, as
Gulteau lays, wo were Inspired and could not
help It. I'HILANTHKOriBT.
Congress should handle the Mormon question
with gloves. The moment they open tho door of
tho Constitution lo legislate on religious belief of
any kind they establish n precedent which will
act as an entering wedgo to further legislation on
tho same subject.
AN EXILE FnOM RUSSIA.
Up busy Broadway came a strange, sad crowd,
With Syrian fitcs arid Bclnronlo dress I
Their aspect pullcnt, sorrovvAil, and proud,
Wanderers and ei lies In the sorest stress.
Then to their leader, a man gnu e aud old,
Spoke thus a youth, wllh youth's kind glowing face;
" rather, thy blowing t I o not count ma bold ;
lltbold, I loo tuii ono of Jacob's race,
"And fain w ould know thy country and thy name."
" The tied of Jacob shield thee I As for me,
I have no cuuntry, and tn blood and flame
My name went out I from such woe Ood keep thee I
"As strangers evilly entreated, long
We dwelt beneath tho Cutr'a unhappy sway.
Our careful Industry bat brought u wrcngl
Oar hard-earned wealth but made us richer prey.
"It was not war, but hata and bjlfot (reed
That fired wy home. O youth, In that rich flame
My four aous, flihtlug, perlaheil. Ix I need
To say I have no country and no nam
" I havo no wife t " and then, w lib anguish wild,
" I have no danghter. Would that sho had died
lire she could lisp my name my lovely child,
That grew llko seme sweet flower close to ray side I
" Ikrwvvud of wife, of sous, of heme and wealth,
Hearing my dangbler'a cries through Are and strife,
Usart-broken, weary, without strength er health,
Here have I fled to spend lbs last of life. '
"Aud If thou ask me for what end, 'tis so
That I may find a place In which to wef
A pluvu lo pray lor vengeance, for I know,
'Lei Hi) Uiat keepeth Israel duth not sleop.' "
John 3. Clatko has given up his contemplated
trip to Florida,
It. K, Stevens, manager, hat icrcrcd his connec
tion with Lawrenco Barrett.
" Odette " will continue tho play at Daly's Tlica
tro for an Indefinite time to come.
John E. Owens, tho comedian, lias Joined tho
Madison Square Thcatro company.
Birch and Backus' burlcsquo of tho rcithcllc
opera continues as popular as ever.
Barilou Is writing a drama for Sarah Bernhardt,
to bo produced at tho Tails Vuudevllle.
"Tho Tourists" have Journeyed In their palnco.
car as far ns Clnclnnstl, whero thoy play this
Mr, John T. Ilaymond Is appearing In "Fresh,
tho American," at tho Brooklyn l'ark Theatre this
Miss Anna Bock, the New York pianist, la In
London, whero she expects to appear shortly In
"limeraldn" Is getting well Into Its second
hundred of representations nt tho Madison Square
Barney McAuley Is playing In Cincinnati, whero
ho will produco his new play, "Maybciry's Girl,"
on Friday night.
tho forthcoming attractions at the Arch Street The
" Tho World," to tho great surprise of tho genial
Dickson, has been an utter failure at Havcrlj's
California Theatre. .
It Is expected that the new opera, " Claud o
Duval," will bo brought out ot tho New York
Standard Thcatro on Monday noxt.
Lotta has been reaping a rich harvest In St.
Louis, whero sho has bcon playing VBob." Sho
w 111 remain thcro through this week.
Manager George K. Goodwin has closed with
tho Vokcs Family to play at his Chestnut-street
Opora-ltouse, Philadelphia, tbocotnlng spring.
Miss Jllnnlo Palmer Is at the Grand Opera
House, Chicago, this week, supported by It. K.
Graham, In her musical comedy entitled "My
J. W. Collier's "Ilaukor's Daughter" Company
berlus at tho Chestnut Street Opera-House, Phila
delphia, March t, In tha piece from which It de
rives Its name.
The"Itoyat Middy" was revived at IheBlJou
Opcra-llouse tbo lint flvo ovcnlngs of tho present
week. To-night "Apnjuno" will recclVo Its first
representation In English dress.
Fannie Wood sailed for Kuropo recently. Sho
will further her musical studies whllo there, and
sho states also that the has two new plaj s to pro
duce, and will return to this country for the sea
W. Horaeo Llngard and -Allco Dunning began
their three-weeks' engagement at the Bush Street
Theatre, 'Frisco, Oil., February 18, appearing In
"ThoMoiicy-Spiuner,"lts first representation In
Richard Brlnsley Knowlcs, only survlvlngson
of trio dramatist, has Just died In London. Mr.
Knowlcs' ono comedy, "Tho Maiden Aunt," was
brought out In I.ondqn In 1SI0, Farrcn and Mrs.
Glovor playing tho chief parts.
At the forthcoming reading by Mr. Georgo Riddle
at the Madison Squaro Theatre ho will recite tho
thrilling story orthokllllngofiafus from "CEJ1
pusTyninnus," which was ono of the chief features
In tbo recent performance of tlio Greek play.
Mme. Mario Roxo has been presented by tho
Queen with a handsome bracelet, set with precious
stone, nnd a magnlflccutly-bound copy of Iho
lato Princo Corson's musical compositlons.ln recog
nition of tlio satisfaction afforded by her singing
recently at Oiborne.
At the Baldwin Thcatro, San Francisco, Cal., a
melodrama, said to to be full of startling and dra
matle sensations nnd rich in scenic effects, will bo
presented during tho latter portion of this month.
It Is entitled "Tho Curse of Cnln," ond Is tho Joint
work of David Belasco and Peter Robinson.
"Youth" will rccclvo Us flrst production In
Philadelphia at tho Lcoum some tlmcnextvveek.
Meanwhile the house will remain closed. Among
the company engaged aro Harry Courtnlne, now of
J.W. Collier's "Lights o' London" Company; W,
II. Lytcll, Ida JcfTroys, and Charlos Vandenhoff.
MIssMlnervn Guernsey, a young dramatic im
personator from Boston, mado her first appear
nhco fn New York last week ntChlckcrlng Hall.
She does not employ costumes, but depends solely
on phj steal nnd vocal expression for her effects.
Miss Guernsey was assisted by tho Bernhardt
Listcmann Concert Company.'
It Is now n settled fact that W. H. 8horIdan and
Miss Lou Davenport will go to Australia by the
March steamer. Charles Kelly, tho acting mnn
ager of tho Baldwin Theatre, has offered such
templing figures that Sheridan readily accepted
tho proposition. Tho opening will bo at tho
Theatre Roj al, Melbourne, la " Louis XL"
Tho new "Casino" In process of erection at
Broadway nnd;Thlrty-nluth street, New York. Is to
bo completed In May. It will be lighted bynn
olectrio apparatus similar to tho ono In tiso at the
Savoy Theatre, London, In accordauco with an ar
rangement mado by Mr Aronson, who Is now In
L'uropo collecting attractions for tho opening sea
son. Tho Paul opera scoson will open at thoGor
mania Theatre, New York, on the evening of Mon
day next, with " Travlata." On Thursday, March
2, tho "Barborof Seville" will bo sung, and on
tho following Monday "Faust." Mme. Tattl Is
reported as having entirely rcoovcred from her
recent indisposition, nnd Is said to bo In excellent
That Mr. Edward Solomon, since tho end of Oc
tober, 1MO, has been busy Is pretty well proved by
tbo fact that bo has composed four comlo operas.
Two of these "BUllo Taylor" and "Claudo Dh
vol" havo been produced, and the others " Lord
Batcman" nnd the "Vicar of Bray" will shortly
bo submitted to tho Judgment of tho London
A new organization, called thoBoston Opera Com
pany, has becli making great success in New Eng
land. Tho principals nro Miss May Vnrs.MIss
Julia T. May, Mr. Harry. 0. Snow, Mr. Frederic
Pcakcs, and Mr. Frank II. Roble. They have made
ft hit with a comic opera written by Ben Woolf,
tho author of tho "Mighty Dollar," called "Dolly,
tho Maglo Doll."
" All at Sea." Is tho somewhat maritime title of a
new drama by Mr, Jcssup, which will be produced
at tho Academy of Music, Jersey City, on next
Monday evening, with Miss Kato Custlcton and
Miss Agnes Hallock In tho principal parts. It re
mains to bo seen whether Mr.Jessup's new play
will " go dow u wllh nil bands on board" or sail on
Into pleasant waters.
Rossi's repertoire nt MoVkkei's Theatre, Chi
cago, this week, which Is the second of an engage
ment that has been highly successful, Is as fol
lows: Monday and Thursday, as Otlicllo In tho
"MBor ot Venlco;" Tuesday, "King Lear;" Wed
nosday, "Hamlet;" Friday, "Louis XL;" Satur
day matlneo, " Othello," and at night a new bill
as a farew ell performance.
Gertrudo Norman, a young English actress, mado
her first appearance In America at Wood's Mu
seum, Philadelphia, February 20, as Dtlia, In
George Nevlllo's play of that name. She has n
good stogo presence an effective voice, consider
ablo dramatic power, and a good knowledge of tho
technicalities of her art, and made a fav orable Im
pression upon a light audience.
Miss Olivia Espe, of St. Joseph, Mo , recently
mado her debut In grand opera at Saluzro.and Is
highly spoken of by Iho Honilo Arlltllco, of Milan,
mid the Oazctta tic Tcatri. Miss Espe was ft pupil
of Maurlco Strakosch lu this country, and has been
several years In Milan, completing her musical
education nnd vocal training under the direction
of tho celebrated maestro, Eanglovanl.
In connection with tho eutortatnment to bo
given at Madison Squaro Garden on March 13 by
Barnum, Bailey A Hutchinson, thcro will bo a
revival of the Burnum hippodrome, with Its
chariot, elephant, and other races. It was far this
department that tho premium handsome men and
women wcro engaged. Thcro aro to bo two me
nageries, ono museum, three clrcuscompanles, and
the hippodrome, all lu one show,
Thursday afternoon, at tho Union Square Thea
tre, Miss Claia Morris appeared as Cora In a new
version of " Article 47," a part In which sho mado
herself and the play famous on tbo American
Btanoromo years sluco at Daly's Theatre. Miss
Morris was assisted by a strong supporting cast,
Including some of the best members of tho Union
Square company, Slgnor Salvlnl's son mado
his debut as Ororce Xtanamrf, the hero of tbo
"The Colonel" Is announced atHaverly'sUrook.
lyn Theatre on Monday next by Lester Wallack
and Brio Bayley's company. William K. Sinn, of
the Park Theatre, however, states that on January
10 last he arranged with Mr. Bayley for the pro
duction of tho piece at tho Park, and that he shall
make Immediate application for an Injunction
upon tho performance at Haverly's. Mr. Bayley
denies Mr. Sinn's statement, and says that ho an
ticipates no trouble tn bringing out tha drama at
the time and place advertised.
These are curious foots, If facts they be, which
the Rev. Ilerrlck Johnson, of Chlcsgo, has recently
brought to light. After first preaching is sermon
which In tha main was a wholesale condemnation
of theatres, and after having been accused of talk,
lug about a subject concerning which be knew
nothing, the reverend gentleman made answer,
charging that the four leading tboatres of Chicago
for tho year 1831 had given on an average only
ene performance In eleven which was clean lu
tho play, tho eostuinoa, and tbo situations.
ABOUT SOMETHING. GOOD TO EAT S
Clam Chomler, Ulcs Creriurltts,SeaIloprd Petsteel
l'cscli Cobbler, Hltrr-Lake Padding, Cm-
Isril In Cuds, Brssle CaVf, and
As a rWe American families do not practlca His
rigid economy In domestic mailers for whirl
scmo of tlio foreign nations nro distinguished, t
Is said that a French family would livo upon what
Is wasted in nn American Lllchcii. This maybe
rather a strong expression, but It Is well known
they nro v cry good managers, and ev en tha scraps
aro turned by them to account. A pretty dish with
alilgh-soundlng name may grace tho dinner ol
to-day which was manufactured entirely of lbs
remains of yesterday's meal. In the matter of fuel
they aro also very saving, and the fire Is regulated
to suit tho breakfast or dinner nnd not kept burn
Ing at tho top of its speed the vvholo day, as Is tin
caso In most of tho kitchens In this country. Tlit
Germans aro also very economical In sucli things,
and tho housewife, does not consider i( bcncalb
her dignity to glvo her personal attention to them,
Young ladles arc not considered ellglblo for matri
mony untlltlicy nro well vened In all tho dctslli
of domcstlo economy. If tho mother docs norln
struct them, they attend schools devoted to house
hold affairs and go through a regular courso of In
slrucllon. Especially is this true of young ladlci
belonging to tho higher ranks of society.
For ono quatt of clams tako two quarts of sliced
potatoes. Fry thrco onions lu a quarter of n poun
of very fat pork. When they aro brown rcrnovt
them fron the fat and add tho potatoes, with sonii
salt, pepper, and sufficient water to cook thciri
When tho potatoes aro tender pour In ono quart
of now milk and let it boll; then add tlio claral
and eight split crackers. Let nil boll together ten
minutes, aud servo very hot.
Pick and wash a quarter of a pound of rice, an!
let It simmer over the flro In somo milk until qulti
soft. Flavor with Iho grated rind of ono lemon
and add two ounces of butler nnd ono of sugar.
When thoroughly cooked mix wllh It tlio yolks ol
flvo ergs. Dlvldo tho rice into llttlo piles, abon
tho sire of an egg, and then form Into rolls aboul
three Inches long. Dip each ono Into beaten egig
and then Into bread crumbs twice, nnd fry there
In butler until theyaroof a deltcatobronn. Ar.
raugo them In layers upon n. flat dish and sIA
sugar over them,
Boll ono dozon potatoes and mash them In I
bowl, add ft tablcspoonful of butter, half n cupo(
mllk.anda llttlo salt. Beat all v cry hard until quits
smooth, aud heap them upon a flat dish or In i
small pudding dish. Smooth them over the top
and brown well In a quick oven.
Lino a pudding dish with plo-crust and fill II
with rlpo , "mellow peaches that havo been pored
and quartered, or with goad canned peaches. Add
a cup of sugar, n tablcspoonful of butter, and, il
liked, a small quantity of cinnamon. Pour over
alt half a cup or water or of 'milk, nnd cover thi
top with another crust. Bake about one honr In
modcrato oven, and servo warm, with butter am)
SILVER LAKE rUODIMO. -
Take the weight of four eggs In sugar and of tw
In flour. Beat tha j oiks and sugar together, and
flavor with lemon. Whisk tho whites and stir
them In and sift tho flour in, stirring slowly. Boko
It In a round pan In a modcrato oven, and II
should bo ol a dcllcato brown color. When It Is
quite cold placo tho pudding In a deep glass dish
and pour over It ono plntorcrcam which has bees
flavored and sweeteued. Drop somo lumps of cur
rant Jelly over the top and serve.
CIBTAIID in turs.
Placo ono quart of now mlik over tho flro in a
porccluln-liiied keltlo and let It come to n boll.
Beat tho yolks of six eggs very light nnd pour
the boiling milk over them. Roturn It to the kettle,
and let It remain over tho flro until II comes to a
boll, taking care to stir constantly. Remove It al
ouce from tho flro, or It will curdle. When cold
flavor with vanilla and add sugar to taste. Drop
a maccaroon into each cup nnd IIU It with tho cus
tard. Whisk the whites of tlio eggs until thoy am
light, and add four tablospoonluls or sugar to
thorn. Heap tho merlnguo up over caeh cup.
Beat ono cup and a half of sugar and ono cup ol
butler to n cream, add half it cup of milk, six eggs,
yolks aud whites bcatcu separately; flavor with
almond water and stir lu slowly two cups of flour
sifted, wllh half a tcaspoouful of soda aud one
teaspoouful of cream-tartar. Bako slowly aboul
three-quarters of an hour.
Toono quart of water allow ono pound of loal
sugar, tho grated rlud of one largo orange, nnd the
Juice of four. Stir well and strain It beforo freez
ing. white rmcissr.E.
Tako a pair of tender young chickens, disjoint
them, rcmovo tho skin, and put them In a slow
pan, with salt, pepper, two or thrco stalks of sweet
marjoram, a, blade of mace, and one pint of water.
Cover the vessel closely aud simmer half an hour.
Then add half u pint of sweet cream or boiled
milk. Thicken this with a tearpoonful of flour
arid a tablcspoonful of butter, rubbed together.
.Simmer all about twenty minutes aud pour Into n
flat dish, and garnish the dish with hard-boiled
Tako a large fat chicken and mako it thoroughly
swectand clean, aud put It in a saucepan, with
sufficient water to cover It. Let It simmer ons
hour. Pick and wash a largo cuplul of rlco and
pourltlnthesauccnan Willi tho chicken. Add
pepper, salt, and a llttlo parsley, and let all coolc
together until the rlco is done nnd tho chicken
tender. Serve on a flat dish, with tho rlco and
gravy poured around tbo chicken.
paste, ron na, etc.
Sift ono pound of flour on your bread-board and
arrange It In tha form of a crown. Make a holu lu
the centre and put In tho yolks or two eggs, a small
quantity of salt, and a rIoss or water. Stir tha
mixture about with Iho fingers and mix in gradu
ally tho flour so, as lo form n paste. Work tho
pasto until it Is close and soft nud perfectly
smooth. Work ono pound of fresh butter, In ordec
lo get out nil the milk, and form It into a roll,
l'laco It In a floured cloth In n cool placo with
the pasto until they aro both of tbo samo consist
ency aud of tho hanio firmness. Iu summer it IS
well to let them stand overnight. Roll out tho
pasto nnd spread tho butter over It. Fold over
onco nnd let It stand a short time, then roll out
until it Is not more than half an Inch In thickness.
Fold again lu thrco and let It stand two minutes,
roll out and next tlmo fold four times, and tho pasta
will bo ready far use.
Tako ono pound of brown sugar, ono cupol
milk, ono cup of molasses, a large spoonful of but
ter, and the third of a cake of llakor'a chocolate.
Flavor with vanilla. Boll all together for one.
hour or until It Is thick and ropy. Pour It Into
buttered tins and scoro tbo top when It begins to
C'ofTeo on Uio Free 1.1st.
Thera resides across tho lino a family named!
"Coffee," ono member of which was a marriage
able young lady, who, a few days slnco, becamo
tha wife of an Aroostook farmer named Smilh. At
thcro Is a duty of 10 por cent, on cofleo Imported
from New Brunsw lok, aud as Smith did not call at
tbo customhouse on his way home, the boys dis
covered tho substance of a first-class Joke. Ac
cordingly, a revenue officer was cautiously ap
proached and quietly Informed that so-and-so
had smuggled IN pounds of eofleo and taken It to
bis homo on Littleton Rldgo. Wllh a vision ot
spoils and a charming haul to balanco tho risk
attending tho seizure, ho lost no time In calling;
upon the alleged violator of Uiiclo Barn's revenue,
laws. Smith was Informed of the object of Ills
nocturnal visit, and, calling his blushing biide',
formerly Introduced her to tho badly-sold officer,
who returned to enter that kind of Coffco upou
tho free list. Arooitcok (if) fiontcT,
Culture Will Toll.
This Is the way the tcstbellc reporter of the Bos-'
ton JlcraUl spreads himself over the lato unpleas
antness: " Moro than an hourwos wasted In wait- ,
ing for tho arranging of the ring. Sullivan stood '
on the extreme western extension of tho hotel,
chatting wllh his frlond, Yourcorrcspondcntwas
near him when he turned to the view of the test
which lay beforo htm. The water was as smooth
as a poud, Far out a white sal! gleamed in tbo
morning sun, and a few fishermen were rowlugout
to their ground. I saw Sullivan's face change, and
for a second tho bard, determined mouth softened.
What are jou thinking of, Sullivan? ' asked your
correspondent. 'I was only thinking thatT had
never seen so beautiful a sea,' he replied, after a.
moment. ' Your ring Is ready,' called Joo (joss lust
then, and tho soft look faded aw ay, and again Sul
livan tho gladiator stood where one second befors
was Sullivan the sentimental."
A Ilafereo In u Vrlse-FlcUt.
One of the referees at tho recent prize-fight neat
New Orleans Is apparently a very nlco person In
deed. An admirer describes him as follows:
"Jack Hardy Is a remarkable-man. lie's a llttlo
fellow won't wtigh over 125 pounds sllm-bnllt,
and a perfect gentleman nice, quiet, aud smooth
spoken; you'd think you was talking to a lady.
He hasn't an enemy In the world, not oue ha
killed them all tome sixteen or seventeen, I
think. After that everybody was his friend ; Uiey
had to be. Six of'em got after blm onco, and bo
only killed six out or the lot. Why, he'd give his
decision there If there was 10,000 agatust htm."
AHInte That U doillnsf Hnuoy.
"Rule Virginia; Virginia rules the wave," and
all tho oysters In her bays are hers, and all the rat
tle on hr thousand hills, of which fact pcoplo Br
ing Just aver tho way will please take notice and r
coveru themselves accordingly. If thor are caught
lioaehlng on our preserves agaiu. up thoy go, A - j
ivug rope auu u suors sunn. juciiwmi fiiait.