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VOLUME 7.
M'ARTHUR, VINTON COUNTY OHIO, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1873.
NUMBER 48.
A JL 9
McAhtiiur Enquirer
J. XV. BOWEN, Editor and Proprietor
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Ilusiness Notices 10 cents a line. Marriage
Notices aocordlnir to the liberality of the
parties. , ,
Yearly advertisers outithjd to quarterly
chimin's. . , ,
Advertlsuinonts not otherwise ordored, will
lie continued until ordered discontinued, ami
churned aocordintrlv.
HOTELS.
JgOWEN HOUSE,
(Formerly Sands House,)
ZALESKI, OHIO.
. EGBERT BO WEN" Proi'iuetor.
This IIoiiho, which Is convenient to thoR. R.
depot, since changing proprietors, has hesn
thoroughly renovated and refurnished, and
the present proprietor oilers to travelers ami
boiirders the best accommodations.
Uooil Slubleon the premises.
Bay- TKUMS MOST KKi80NABl.lt 0ljf
Iw4el
jyj ITHOFF HOUSE.
MAIN 6THKET,
Ij ACA-STER. OHIO,
JAMES MILLER, - - Proprietor.
CHARLES Q. 11A1BD, - - - Clerk.
liouso newly furnished; as a first-class ho
tel, the House stands unrivaled. Fine sam
ple rooms yu tho first floor. ou.
jgAUGIIMAN HOUSE.
G. YT. Tinkham and 1. Eliza Hy
son, Prcpriqrtrs.
ZALESKI, o.
Having leased this Hotel, we would inform
(he traveling publlo and others, thut they
have thoroughly renovated and refurnished
it. It is capacious and commodious, and tho
proprietors will endeavor to accciumodate all
who may favor them with their patronage.
Luucli served upon a moment's notice. Teams
will he provided for. Tobacco, Cigars, etc.,
ksjit at all times. Terms moderate..
July 10, ltfia-uin.
JJULBERT HOUSE,
Mo ARTHUR, OHIO.
JAMES WORKMAN, Proprietor.
This House, since changing proprietors, has
been thoroughly renovated from ''top to bot
tom." Tho present proprietor offers to trav
elers the best accommodation in clean and
neat style, at low prices. Come and try it
tiood stabling, and horses will be well cared
for, C. W. IUUnhtt'h "Hut lino" starts from
this Houso daily, at IS o'clock noon, tor the
Railroad. lo-ely
jglGGS HOUSE.
l'RXNDERQAST ds JENNINGS, Pro's.
Cor. Market and Front St's.
FOIiTSZufOTTTIH:, O.
This House fronts the Steambont Landing,
and convenient to the R. R. Depot. Klegant
ly aud richly furnished for convenience aud
tomfort.
JJASSIE HOUSE.
PORTSMOUTH, OHIO.
PRENUEUO AST 4 JENNINGS, Pro's.
. L. MlTOHXLL, - . Clem.
This Hotel Is In tho most convenient part of
the city ou Front St., between Market aud
J ulTersoii.
MERICAN HOTEL.
Corner High and Stato BU., nearly opposite
State House,
COIiTJXBXTS, OHIO.
E. J. BLOUNT -
- Proprietor.
Tills Hotel Is furuishod throughout with all
the modern improvements. Guests can rely
on the hunt treatment anil very low bills.
Street Cars pass this Hotel to and from all
Railroad Depots.
JSHAM HOUSE.
J-A.CICQ01T, OHIO.
T. M. HUDSON,
Proprietor.
This house has been thoroughly renovated
and beautifully furnished. Having superior
facilities, everything will be done to niiiko
guests comfortable.
JJEPOT HOTEL.
CHI LLICOTHE, OH IO,
il, MURK Mi ....... Proprietor.
Till Hotol, a few leet from tho Railroad De-
I tot, and wliui'oall travelers on nil truinscan
akoniouls, has Just been grentlv enlarged and
thoroughly repaired, painted, Ac, anil Is now
In mini pie to order for the rooeption of guests.
Trains stop ten minutes for muals. Terms
moderate.
QRAWP0RD HOUSE,
(tinier Sixth and Walnut Btreots,
oi3srciisr3srA.Ti, oirio.
F..I. OAKKh & J. T. FISH Kit, Proprietors.
J NO. ilUlNTYHI & J. I). CONNKI.J.T, Olorks,
This liouso has boon entirely RoSttod aud
Remodeled, aud is in all Respect a
riRST-CLASS IIOTKL.
A.LLTHI I.DXCRKS Of THK RK ASOH. Table
aurpused by none In the West. Am pie and
pleasant accommodations for travelers. Give
ii a call. OA KltS & CO., Proprietors.
AGENTS WANTED,
In ovorr county of each Stato, for a new
National Hook, (the mvih and pobtbaits
or tub pbksiuknts) with I no simile copy or
the Declaration of Indeiendenco, tho Consti
tution of United States, and Washington's
Fa re well Address, with 11) fine stool lilstui.
For oiroulars and tonus, address Johnson
Wilson Co., W lioekuian St, N. Y
I
I
ATTORNEYS.
Q T, 0UNKIN0,
A.TTOBNEY LA W
MoARTIIUR, OHIO.
Prompt atiention given to all legal business
ntmsted to his caro.
Ofllceathls residence.
Feb. SO, 1873.
B.
F. ARMSTRONG,
ATTOENHY AT 3LA.W
M'AKTJIU.,0.
OFFICE-In Second Story of Davis' Build
ing, opposite Vinton County National iiauk.
July So. 1HT3 ly.
M. McOILLIVEAY
ATTOB1TEYAT LAW
MoARTIIUR, OHIO.
Will attend uromntlv to any business kWcii
his care and managenieiit iu uny unirlu of
the Court House, up stairs.
v in ton anil niuoining counties. ijfpiuk-i
u
J S.CLAYPOOLE
ATTOEHBYA LAW
MOARTIIUR, OHIO.
PnoasovTiNO Attorney op Vinton County.
Will practice Iu Ross, Vinton and adjoining
counties. All lognl business entrusted to bis
care promptly attended to.
MARBLE.
B
R. HIGGINS & BR0.,
U ANUFACTDREKS OF
Marble Monuments, Tomb Stones,
MANTLES. FURNITURE, c,
liOOAIT, ... OHIO.
Good Assortment or nlarblo constantly on
hand. All kinds of CKM BTER Y WORK done
to onlor in the unest style.
Photographs.
C.
J. BILLINGIIURST,
PHOTOGRAPHER,
am! denier In all kinds of
PICTURES,
ALBUMS,
FRAMES,
Picture Cord and Plcturo Nails.
8fB COPYING carefully done, and the
inuucst Pictures enlarged to any size, end
finished in Oil, Water-colors, or India Ink, or
any other style that may bo desired, at tho
LOWEST HATES.
Largo and llncly finished Photographs can
be made from eorntched and faded Pictures.
Pictures of all kinds Framed to order, and
all work warranted to give satisfaction.
10-ctI
Dentistry.
S,
T. BOGGESS,
RESIDENT DENTIST,
Jackson O. H., Ohio.
tW" Can at all times be found at his oftlce.
TEETH EXTRACTED absolutely without
pain, and with perfect safety, by the use of
LAUGHING OAS. eltt
Insurance.
INSURANCE.
McARTIIUIt AGENCY
The Home
Of Columbus,
Is one of the best managed
Insurance Companies in Ohio.
Rates as low as any No. 1.
responsible company.
Losses promptly adjusted
without litigation.
II. O.JONES, Agent.
BININGER'S OLD LONDON
DOCK GIN.
Especially designed for the nso ol tho lltji
ml J'rorulon, und the Family, possesslug
those inlrltuta medicinal properties which
belong to an Old and I'm Gin.
Indleponsihlo to Females. Good for AVJ.
ny Complainti. A delicious Tonic. Put up
In oases, containing one doien bottle each,
and sold by nil druggists, grocers, fto. A. 11.
Mnninokh It Co., ustubilshed 1T78, No. IS
Uouvor Street, Now York. cAw W-din.
Hack Line.
yc ARTHUR HACK LINE.
Charles W. Harnett, Proprietor
WILL ran regularly to M'ArtliurStatlon
to meet all trains.
1 1 sea loaves McArthur Post Oftlce at 10
O'clock, A. M to meet Fast Line West! at IK
M. to meet the Cincinnati Express going oast;
ntt o'clock r. M., to meet the St. Louis Kinross
going wost, at ft P. M for Fast Line east.
wiii meet the Farkersburg, Marietta ami
Zaleskl Accomodation on application In per-
Orders loft at the Post Olllce, MoArtliur. or
Dandas. promptly attended to.
un4-I8l8. CHARLit.1 W. BARN EXT.
tTTI keen nnnatantlv n lm,,,i .1 ti.i. i
Vy ficea supidy of FN VELOl'Krt, uwu
i . . u'"l'HOIl Will DO
printed so low that all may adiml to have a
cant on the Knvult;ios used by them.
Selected Poety.
An Afternoon in November.
BY KATHARINE H. GREENE
The diiv Is dying.
The wind is sighing '
And moaning without,
A mournful refrain.
The raindrops, straying,
Are softly playing
Their low, wield music,
on window-punc.
The vine Is clinging,
Where roses, springinir,
Once leaned 111 fragrance
O'er mouldering n ail.
Rapidly wliirlliifr,
Through the air twirling,
In countless numbers.
The dead leuvoe fall.
All wot and sudden.
By feet down-trodden,
Nn more In beauty
. Will they be loiind.
No more to waken,
They lio forsaken,
All sore aud yellow,
Upon the ground.
Tli.- sky ho leaden.
Will no more redden,
With crimson glories
Of sunset flaino.
Till raln-diops weary,
And wild winds dreary
Heiiart for region
From whence III
they camo.
Original Story.
Written for THE CHRISTIAN WITNESS.
MIDNIGHT AND NOONDAY.
BY ECCE FRATER.
CHAPTER X.
"No, no, dear Uncle, not be
cause I am a coward, but be
cause Aunt has loved, me so
well ; and if I should quarrel
and fight it would make her so
sad, and I would not wound her
feelings by contending with the
boys if they tramped me under
their feet."
This answer of Willie's put
the. old gentleman to silence,
and brought many tears to the
eyes of his amiable wife. Here
she saw as plain as day that
her kind training had not been
in vain, and that a noble and
precious mind had been entrust
ed to her care.
If ever Mrs. Lorenzo was
undecided before in relation to
aiding the boy in the direction
he most. desired, Bhe was no
longer undecided ; and, although
she saw but little prospect of
inducing her husband to join
her plans, she resolved to do
all within her power for the
benefit of the lad.
After the above conversation,
and the affecting and sublime
remarks of Willie, showing how
true ho was to the advice of his
aunt, and his knowledge of
God's will, the family prepared
to retire, Mr. Lorenzo reading
a chapter in the "Acts of the
Apostles," and Mrs. Lorenzo
leading in prayer.
0, how few women lead in
family prayer; they seem to
think that the duty of prayer
belongs alone to men. Every
wife should pray in the family,
particularly when tho husband
is absent also say grace at
tho table in the absence of some
one else to attend to that ser
vice. How brutal it looks for
persons to sit down and eat
without returning thanks.
Tho prayer of Mrs. L., that
night, seemed to change mid
night into noonday, for never
did a warm heart plead more
earnestly with God than her's
did on this occasion. She pray
ed for her husband until his
deep, dark, cold eyes were suf
fused with tears, and then fhe
prayed for the orphan boy en
trusted to their care ; and lastly
for the welfare of all the in
habitants of earth.
When they arose from pray
er there Beemed to be a very
great change in the counte
nance of Mr. L., although he
still seemed ptoical and deoided
in his personal preferences.
Without many words the family
sought their beds, and soon the
whole house was mantled in
darkness and still as midnight.
Dreams and strange imagina
tions flitted through tho mind
of each one and the crowing
of the sentinel, chanticleer,
roused the sloepers early in
the morning.
"Willie,- Willie 1" cried out
Mr. Lorenzo,
"Sir," was the laconic re
sponse. "Up, up, and make a fire
and feed."
Soon the stoves were roar
ing with big blazing fires, and
Willie had gone to the barn
Had you been so permitted you
might have stealthily gained
admittance to the granary room
that morning, and there listen
ed to a plaintive prayer as it
fell from the lips of that little
boy. His poor bleeding heart
was sad, for he had lost cdl hope
of ever attaining any material
aid, from anyone, enabling him
to attain the longed-for useful
nefs. Yet when he prayed re
lief would often come and fill
him with hope. Such waB the
case this morning."-
No one need to go sad aud
dreary long, tor as soon as we
prayerfully aud trustingly go
to the Lord with our sorrow
burdened heart, He invariably
gives a happy relief. "His
grace is sufficient," and none
need doubt it.
But we must return to the
train of our narrative, for our
hero is Blowly walking toward
the liouso,
TO BE CONTINUED.
Record Only the Bright Hours.
On a Spanish sun-dial is writ
ten, "I mark only the bright
hours." This is wise. There
is more sunshine than shade.
more bright than dark hours to
be remembered. The trials and
sorrows of life are not sent to
shroud us in mourning, but for
our instruction, and spiritual
growth, and usefulness. The
temper and dispositions of the
heart, as well as the expansion
and capacity of the faculties,
depend much upon the trials
and disappointments' of life.
These are forces developing tho
race. Hence tne Christian
should not murmur and repine
at his lot, but with confident
trust in God's goodness and
wisdom, regard every trial, how
ever severe, as a stepping stone
to usefulness here and brighter
joys above. The Christian war
fare must be uniformly main
tained and waged according to
God's Word to be successful.
The skillful general plans his
battles according to the impul
ses, feelings and whims of the
moment. So the consistent sol
dier of the cross, to insare suc
cess, must study the Word of
life diligently and prayerfully,
until his soul triumphs in a liv
ing faith and trust in Jesus.
Difficulties will then seem light,
and fade into vapor as we jour
ney homeward.
Progress of Reform.
The County Court of Clay
county, Missouri, amid the ac
clamation of a largo concourse
of citizens, unanimously made
an order refusing to grant dram
shop license to any person
within the limits of that county.
The names of the Justices of
the Clay County Court who
made that order should be
known in every part of that
great State, and they are-
William H. Lane, Thomas M.
Wilson, and John Broadhurst.
These gentlemen have indeed
done a noble thing. They
should be congratulated from
one end of tho country to the
other, and we most heartily ex
tend to them our commenda
tion. The County Court no
doubt reflects the will of the
people of that county. Recent
events show that the people up
there know how to do the right
thing at tho right time. Dur
ing the past year their liberal
ity has boen conspicuous par
ticularly in the matter of the
College and they now take
the front rauk in social reform.
[From the Peoria Review.]
A Black-and-Tan Tackles a
Turtle.
If anybody has seen a black-
and-tan dog answering to the
name of "Judge," going down
street in company with a hard
shell turtle, that won't answer
to anything, and certainly
won't answer to tackle, as the
dbg can tell you if you can get
him to stop long enough, please
halt the elopiug . pair, as they
are tho property of the editor of
this paper. We are fondly at
tached to the dog on account of
his vagabondish, Bohemianieh
habits. He knows, every dog
in: Peoria by name, and is on
speaking terms with nine-
tenths of the granger dogs that
crtna in under the wagons, and
he knows more of the inhabi
tants of this city than the tax
collector does. The turtle is a
more recent acquisition. It was
placed in the backyard yester
day, and the dog spent an hour
and a half trying to entice it to
come out of its shell and be so
ciable. Tho old iron-clad main
tained his reserve, however,
until the dog crammed his nose
against the forward part and
began to sniff. . The pair seem
ed to come to some sort of un
derstanding at once, for the dog
made an impetuous remark on
a very high key, and they both
started on a trip after Donald
son's balloon. When the dog
jumped over Fisher's barn, we
thought he had struck the east
ern current and would get
right through, but we learn
since that he landed and wa$
seen sauntering along like a
whirlwind, the turtle staying
right by him. We should be
very sorry to lose the dog now,
as he has aoqulred another im
portant and valuable quality,
He knows more about turtles
than any other dog in the
country, . and it's mighty hard
to find a real good turtle dog.
Besetting Sins.
The good man daily acquires
a delicacy of preception and
feeling,bcfore whose penetrating
gaze his inmost imperfections
are laid bare. His outward
blemishes, his grosser faults,
may be amended. But the sins
which cling closest, which wind
themselves subtly through the
fibers of his nature his pride,
vanity, self-conceit, self-indulgence,
and, above all, the dis
loyalty of his self-will to the
will of the All-Good these
grow only more apparent. He
finds that to purify the fountain
head of emotion in the soul, to
cleanse its depths from all that
defiles it, to drive out lurking
ill from its recesses, and to un
twine the serpent coils of sel
fishness from his purposes and
plans, his aims and interests,
is a vastly harder work than
building fair walls of outer de
corum. Some powerful excite
ment, some unwonted trial, will
rouse into action lawless impul
ses, over whose subjection he
had sung songs of triumph.
Long, dormant evils, awakened
by adverse temptations, by a
rush of prosperity, or a shock
of adversity, by flattery or by
persecution and peril, will burst
forth from their hiding places
with such violence as almost to
make him doubt the reality of
his religious life. At such try
ing seasons, a secret ejacula
tion, a cry of the soul for God's
grace, brings home to the good
man his instant dependence.
With what grounds of joy does
he then hold fast to the assur
ance that he is never alone,
for tho Father is with him ; that
the Living Source of all good
is near fo him as his own life,
and ready to renew him with
light and strength from heaven.
Channing's "Perfect Life."
Is He Rich?
Many a sigh is heaved, many
a heart is broken, many a life
is rendered miserable by the
terrible infatuation which per
sons often manifest in choosing
a life companion for their
daughters. How is it possible
for happiness to result from
two principles as diametrically
opposed to each other in every
point, as virtue to vice ? And
yet how often is wealth consid
ered a better consideration for
young men than virtue ? : How
often - is the first question
which is asked respecting the
suitor of a daughter, this : "is
he rich ?" Yes, his clothing is
purple and fine linen, and he
fares sumptuously every day;
but can yon-tell from' thisthat
he is virtuous ? "Is he rich ?"
Yes, he has thousands floating
on every ocean, but do not rich
es take to themselves wings
and fly away ? And will you
consent that your daughter
shall marry a man who has
nothing to recommend but his
wealth ? Ah ! beware ! The
gilded .bait sometimes covers a
bearded hook ! Ask not, then,
"Is he rich ?" Ask, "Is he vir
tuous ?" Ask not, then, if he
has wealth, but has he honor!
and do not sacrifice your daugh
ters peace for money.
Teaching Birds to Sing Tunes.
This is done in the town of
Fulda, where they keep regular
educational institutions for bull
finches. They place the young
birds into classes of six to ten
each, and keep them in the
dark, turning a little hand-organ
for them whey then are fed.
Finally, the birds commence to
associate the music with the
feeding, and when hungry they
commence to sing a few notes
of the tunes they hear daily.
Those who do this are at once
placed in a more cheerful room,
when some light is admitted.
This encourages them and
makes them more lively. Then
they like to sing, and are soon
taught more. The most difficult
part is the first starting of the
birds, some of which have to be
kept a long time in the dark,
and ou starvation rations, be
fore their obstinacy is overcome.
In order to teach them several
tunes, they receive (after being
thus first taught in classes)
private instruction from the lit
tle boys of Fulda, each of
whom has a few private pupils
of this sort. Their education
lasts nine months, when it is
completed, and the birds sent
into the world as accomplished
performers.
Loss and Gain.
How much shall I lose if I
bocome a Christian ? Sin is
my misery, but if I go to Christ,
I shall lose that. Christ in
vites me to come to Him. on
condition that, as a bound and
fettered one, chained and cap
tive in Satan's dungeon, I give
up my fetters, prison aud dark
ness, and my captivity, and
shall I count these things a
loss ? Can a poor captive think
that he loses anything by leav
ing his prison and shaking oil
his fetters? Sin is my sick
ness, my soul's consumption.
My whole head is sick, my
whole heart is faint. It is even
worse than this, for sin is a
plague in my heart. There is
no soundness in me ; my mala
dy is a mortal one. But these
dreadful diseases I shall lose if
I come to Christ, the great
Physician. When tho prodigal
came to bis father, he came to
himself. Having learned that
sin is my soul's, sickness,
plague, poison, and deformity,
shall I still, prefer keeping all
this, and stay away from the
Lamb of God, who taketh away
Gospel
Trumpet.
Home on the Farm.
The farm preserves the family
in its integrity. Home centers
in ' that charming word, and
that still more charming thing,
the fireside around which pa
rents and children gather, and
where the bright and cheerful
blaze upon the' hearth is but a
truo type of the flame of love
that glows in every heart. The
parents have been drawn to
gether, not by the sojdid mo
tives of wealth, or by the am
bitious desire of social display,
but for the personal qualities
seen in each other. The glory
of that fireside to the husband
is that the wife is there, and to
the wife that he is there. Here
they gather at morning, and at
noan, andat evening' Their
board is almost always sur
rounded with the same circle,
Here they spend the long win
ter evenings together, enliven
ed with the school-books' of
children, the newspapers and
journals, and works of history
and science. A constant horn
ogeneous influence goeB forth
from this circle to the young
hearts that are moulding there.
Paternal vigilance" guards the
young against wicked compan
ions. If these comprehensive
religious influences are right in
that home, they all grow up to
be good citizens, to be the pil
lars of society, wherever their
lot may bo cast. The sons fol
low the business of their father
as soon as their labors are
available. They are with him
in the field, and by the way,
and at home. They form in
dustrious habits, and are pre'
pared for the responsibilities
of life.
"What is the secret of sue
cess ?" asked a lady of Turner,
the distinguished painter. He
replied, "I have no secret, but
hard work."
Says Dr. Arnold, "The differ
ence between one boy and an
other is not so much in talent
as in energy."
'Nothing," says Reynolds,
"is denied well-directed labor,
and nothing is to be attained
without it.
"Excellence in my depart
ment," says Johnson, "can now
be attained only by the labor of
a life-time ; it is not to be pur
chased at a lesser price."
"There is but one method,"
said Sidney Smith, "and that
is hard labor; and a man that
will not pay that price for dis
tinction had better at once ded
icate himself to the pursuit of
the fox."
"Step by step," reads the
French proverb, "one goes very
far."
"Nothing," says Mirabeau,
"is impossible to tho man who
can will, Ms that necessary?'
That shall be." This is the
only law of success."
"Have you ever entered a
cottage, ever traveled in a
coach, ever talked with a peas
ant in the field, or loitered with
a raechanio at the loom," asked
Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton,
and not found that each 'of
those men had a talent you had
not know something that you
knew not ?" The most useless
creature that ever yawned at a
club, or counted the vermin on
his rags under the suns of Cal
abria, has no excuse for want of
intellect What men want is
not talent, it is purpose ; in oth
er words, not the power to
achieve, but tho will to labor.
I am no believer in genius, bat
I believe that labor, judiciously
and continuously applied, be
comes goniously. ,;.
"
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One Toledo, Ohio, fiflhorman took
from Uls nctn tlio other day 44,000
pounds of whlto fih. The cnteli hI
the best for many yearn.
Housekeeping Department.
To Boil a ham. This is or-
dinarially esteemed so simple a
process that most housekeepers
will esteem such a receipt su
perfluous ; but, in our judge
ment, half the bacon eaten is
underdone, and therefore, salty,
tough, and, in a word, unpalat
able. , It is always best to wash
a ham the day before you want
to have it cooked, and let it
soak in water all night. If you
wish it for a two o'clock dinner,
put it upon the fire about : five
o'clock in the morning in an
abundance of water to cover
it well. Keep it briskly boiling
until you are ready to dish it
up for dinner. You may readi
ly ascertain if it is sufficiently
done by - the -.readiness1 'with
which the bone on the under
side may be removed. If it
comes out easily, the ham is
done. You may remove the
outside skin or not, as you
choose. Some epicures think
a ham ruined if either skinned
or cut until perfectly cold, es
teeming it so desirable to retain
all the juices. If time allows,
the prettiest way of serving up
ham is to take off the skin af
ter being thoroughly boiled, to
grate bread crumbs thickly over
the top, and brush the whole
over with the yolks of eggs.
Now put in an oven and brown
nicely.
Remark If, during the pro
cess of boiling, it be found nec
essary to add more water, be
sure that it is boiling, for cold
water will inevitably render the
meat tough.
Sponge Cake Pudding. Melt
some butter, and grease very
well with it the inside of a flu
ted cake mold, using for the
purpose a feather or a brush.
Then glaze the mold with pow
dered white sugar that is to
say, shake it about until the
part greased is equally covered
with the sugar, and looks white.
Stone some raisins, and have
a few currants, washed and
pickled. Place them according
to fancy in the curvings of the
mold. Take some spong cake
stale will do and cut it up
small, filling the molds with it,
as you do so mixing throughout
currants and raisins rubbed in
flour to prevent their falling.
Beat up four eggs, the whites
separately from the yolks, add
four tablespoonsfull of sugar,
one for each egg, and then pour
gradually to them until well
combined three half pints of
cold new milk, which quantity
should be enough to fill tho
mold. Set your pudding in a
pan containing enough water
to come a little more than half
way up tho side of the mold.
Just as tho water begins to boil
see that tho oven is so moder
ately heated as to insure the
slow baking of custard, else it
might turn to whey. Do not
let the pudding brown or burn ;
it should be done in about a
quarter of an hour after the
water has boiled around it.
Sauce made thus : Four
yolks of eggs beaten up with
four table-spoonsfull of sugar
poured to a pint of milk allow
ed to come to a boil. Return
to the fire for about five minutes
stirring rapidly. Flavor . with
what you please ; rose water is
good. Turn out the pudding
in a pretty dessert dish, pour
the sauce around it and the
work is done. The above re
ceipt is especially adapted to
meet the wants of small fami
lies, upon whoso ' hands cake
is apt to accumulato and turn
stalo. An elegant and econom
ical dUb ia thus prepared out
of materials that would other
wiso be wasted. ;

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