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VOL. XI. LAKE PROVIDENCE, EAST CARROLL PARISH, LA., SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 1898. NO
WHAT IS THE USE OF A SORROWFUL
SONGI
Oh, what is the use of a sorrowful song!
The world knows enough of sadness.
Cares press wearily, troubles throng,
Toil is litter and grief Is long,
And never is too much gladness.
Oh, what is the use of a sorrowful song,
When we might sing one of thanksgiving
That never a soul is too deep in wrong,
Though years are heavy and sin is strong,
1 To climb to truest llvingI
Oh, what is the use of a sorrowful strain
That brings but tears and grieving!
There's never a life so full of pain
But hope in some corner may bud again,
And bloom into sweet believing.
Oh, what is the use of a sorrowful song
That cases not one heart's aching!
The hearts that are happiest pass It along,
For mirth is heedless and Joy is strong;
But it bides In the heart that is breaking.
S--Emma C. Dowd, in the Housewife.
THE SKIPPER
OF THE
PHANTOM TUG.
DARK-HAIRED
girl was standing
on the starboard
side of a cutter
rigged smack. Her
gaze was fixed upon
a small black object
that danced on the
choppy waters a
boat's length ahead.
A young seaman
was stationed at
the helm. He was dividing his atten
tion between the girl and the black
object.
"Ready?" said he,
"Ay!"
She had bared her brown, rounded
arms to the elbows and adjusted her
red cap that held in check her un
ruly hair, and she now bent over the
bulwark, her hand outstretched in
readiness to seize the floating thing
as the smack skarried by.
"A black bottle," she cried, and the
next moment she had it in her grasp
and was holding it aloft, the water
dripping from her arm. "Look,
Steeviel I wonder if there's anything
inside?"
"Stop a bit, Lottie; we'll soon see."
Stephen Armstrong fixed the tiller
and then sat down upon the deck at
Lottie's side. The splendor of the
sunset fell slantingly upon their
eager faces. The man looked at the
bottle and then at the girl.
"It's tightly corked," said he.
Then he held it up between his
bright eye and the golden light.
"It's a lbtter!" said Lottie, peering
over Armstrong's shoulder through
the glass. "Why don't you break it?'!
He struck the bottle against the
bulwark and a slip of paper fell upon
the decx at their feet. At this mo
ment the edge of the tarpaulin that
lay across the bow was cautiously
raised and a red-bearded man looked
out at them with drowsy eyes.
The girl picked up the crumpled
slip of paper, hurriedly unfolded it,
and read as follows:
"In another half-hour I shall be
drowned. Here I'm a-lyin, drove ashore
in a dense fog on the East Saltwin Sands,
with a fresh breeze a-blowing from the
southeast. She was drove on to these
sands at 4.30 a. m., about low water. The
tide is rising now and breaking over my
craft, and I'm alone aboard. The man
what finds this document I solemnlymakes
him my sole heir. In the cupboard of the
aft cabin he'll find a pile of golden sover- 1
eigns. For I'm an old miser-God pardon
me-and I've hoarded my thousands for
no earthly good. A just punishment has
fallen upon me at last. c
"BEN TaaBcBC, Captain."
Armstrong stared at his sweetheart, r
Lottie Sanderson, in blank amaze- a
ment. For a moment he was unable c
to utter a word. At last he whispered: t
"It's the Phantom Tug-hush!" and c
he glanced toward the tarpaulin. "No
word to anyone and our fortune's a
made."
He buttoned up the scrap of paper a
in the breast pocket of his pilot coat, r
and cast the broken bottle overboard. I
Then he resumed his place at the v
helm, and the smack went lumbering I
on its tacking course toward the shore. o
The man beneath the tarpaulin lay I
seemingly sound asleep until the c
smack neared the entrance to Saltwin
harbor, when Armstrong shouted: r
"Belay there, Redahawl Harbor (
lightsl"'
The night had nearly closed in.
As soon as the smack had run into t
the small harbor and brought along
side the stone quay, Armstrong went a
ashore with his girl, leaving RBedshaw v
aboard. They made their way through
the tows, and entering a lane behind t
the sheltering sand dunes, presently L
came in sight of a cottage where a light a
Sshowed in the window as if to welcome a
them.
"Lottie," said the seaman, "the a
Warren farm's for sale. I was jeust t
a-thinking what a snug home it'd be I
for me and you."
"Ah, that was grandad's onee," said
the girl, "and ndr I come to think of I
it, grAny prophesied years ago that I
the farm would be mine some day; dad '
she's a wonderful gift o' praephesying, a
ain't she, Steerie?" .
Lottie had slipped her hand earesa- a
ingly into Steevie's arm, and now
talked of all the surprisingthingsthey
would accomplish if thii dream of
wealth were only realised.
Presently they reached the cottage t
door, and Lottie, raising the latch, led f
the way into a well-farnshed kitehen, 1i
where a flre gave oat a eheefal blase. f
Au old woma was r ouehiag m an c
armchair beside the hearth. She a
turned her blinday  s.nhl yy to- I
wr tha., o~r wrd, and t
Ye rnast at the II
ll hase tto a
ex
' '
L news what me and Lottie's justpicked
up at sea."
Granny Sanderson's face became
animated. She craned her neck to
ward the speaker and said:
"Good news, I reckcn! It's in the
ring o' your voice, Stephen, plain as
can be. What is't, my lad?"
8 Armstrong hasteued to relate the
incident of the black bottle, and then
I' he read the amazing document which
had come to light.
The woman listened intently, ae,nd
when he had concluded sat silent for
a while. At last she said:
"Who knows o' this?"
"Nobody," said Armstrong, "'cipt
us three what are here together."
"Nobody? Was you and Lottie
alone aboard?"
"Redshaw was aboard, o' course.
But he don't count," said Armstrong,
"'sides, he was asleep, weren't he,
Lottie?"
Granny Sanderson shook her head
shrewdly.
"There's them what sleeps with one
eye open," said she. "I knows 'em."
"What do you mean?" retorted
Armstrong. "My mate ar'n't one o'
that sort! Whatever's put such a
thought into your head?"
"Ah, my lad! I've allus held 'as
you was too confiding. It's in your
iiatur'. Now, lookee herel If you
r takes my advice you'll not lose a min
aute putting to sea. Why, bless me,"
said she, "it wouldn't surprise me it
e Iedshaw were there afore you.
a Mark me!"
Stephen Armstrong had pushed
away his plate while Mrs. Sanderson
t still spoke. He now rose hastily and
said:
"I'm not afeer'd. I've a mind to
take Redshaw alonger me to-night.
Why not? I'll need a hand, I'm
thinking."
"Go alone," said Granny Sander
son. "Leastwise, don't you trust
Redshaw in [this business, Steevie, if
you hope to steer back into Saltwin
harbor alive l"
Armstrong turned angrily away and
put his hand upon the latch. Lottie
sprang toward him.
"Let me come with you!" said she.
"No!" the woman interposed, ris
ing and taking a step gropingly
toward them. "I forbid it. You
stay alonger me."
Armstrong went out, enraged be
yond measure at the thought that his
old mate, fair weather and foul, for
ten years and more, should be sus
pected of treachery. He had always
put implicit trust in Redshaw, though
he could not deny that the man had
his faults. He was given to drinking
at times more than was good for him,
and his mates were not always the
men Armstrong would have chosen.
Still he had never known Redshaw to
act in a way that he could call under
handed, and he would not mistrust
him now.
He had reached the edge of the
sand dune, where he could gain a clear
view of the moonlit sea. He cast a
glance toward the harbor.
"What!" the exclamation came like
a cry from his lips, and next moment
he was running in wild haste. toward
the shore.
Redshaw lingered aboard the smack
after Lottie Sanderson and Armstrong
had gone.
He sat on the deck smoking his
short clay pipe and looking yearningly
to seaward. As soon as it was fairly
dusk, however, he began to bestir
himself, lighted a ship's lantern, and
collected together a few articles need
ful for a short sea trip. These arti
cles he carried on board a skiff almost
alongside. Then he loosened the
ropes, adjusted the oars noiselessly
and glided out of the harbor into the
open sea. He now hoisted sail and
turned his boat's head in the direction
of Saltwin Sands.
The wind had freshened and the 1
skiff rose and fell and ran forward
over the dark waters with increasing
speed. At first the clouds overhead
were dense and lowering, but scarce
had Redshaw got clear of the harbor
when the night showed signs of
brightening, and the curious moon
occasionally looked down upon the,
little craft out of black, and ragged 4
clouds.
The gleam lit up Bedshaw's face,
revealing a look of intense greed.
Once or twice the man glanced over
his shoulder like one who had half
dreads puransuit; but his more frequent
look was directed to seaward with an
untiring search.
An hour--to hours went by, when I
a faint ray of light fell athwart the
water a short distance ahead.
At the same instant Redshaw sprang
to his feet and peered eagerly over the
bow. Presently the boat's keel grated i
upon a sandbank, bringing the skiff to I
a gradual atop. The man found him
self in two feet of water, and with his (
seaman's knowledge of the bearings
there was no reason to doubt that his
boat had ran upon the sandbank for
which he had designedly steered.
It was low tide, and the moment he
had made the skiff secure, he began to
wade through the surf toward the light a
which now glimmered hard by. He i
soon grew convinced that it came c
from a ship's cabin. Suddenly he a
stopped.
"Wait a bit!"
He pulled a bowie knife from his a
pocket, opened the dagger-shaped
blade, and clinched the handle be- i
tween his teeth. Then he stepped e
forward with a look of purpose. Thee
light soon proved to be one that came a
from a cabin window on the port side s
of an old tugboat. Bedahaw canught ii
at a bit of rope, sad hauled himself a
hand over had up the boat's aides un- i
til h ead peew into the cabln. a
A iasauge ight met his glane. The t
light .,wiSrg lamp fell upon a i
small, wrialed man in a pilot eap.
He atooiu wa er up to his knes, a
and h.leaghedwih aahveruiagaor
4(IaughP1 aud p1t.slhrsr u 1a. *ag t
*Z~.i
id sovereigns that glittered the more
through being wet. The old skipper
ne gloated over each handful as he flung
o- the coins with a clinking sound upon
a shelf in a cupboard, on a level with
is his head.
as Redshaw clung to the rope, staring
like one spell-bound at the weird
ie figure. Then he climbed noiselessly
rn on deck, and crept round to the cabin
sh door. He found it open. With
stealthy trtad he descended the ladder,
id the bowie knife now behind his back,
or tightly clutched in his right hand, a
villainous look in his eyes.
But of a sudden-at the very mo
pt ment that Redshaw crouched down
with intent to make his spring-the
is grim old mariner fixed his glittering
eye fearlessly upon him.
e. The man paused, once more com
g, pletely aghast, deprived of all volition.
e, "Ahl You've come, have you
come to claim it-my gold?" cried the
bd skipper as he shivered and laughed
again. "No, no-I bayn't dead yet,
ie mate. The tide's been and turned,
" just in the nick o' time. It were a
Ad washing clean over the deck at night
o' fall, when I sent that 'ere bottle
ta adrift, and I thought as how I was a
drowned man. But it's been running
is out 'ever since, the tide has, mate -
ir running out, till it's give me the
i chance to touch my gold-touch it
i- once morel"
" He broke into a wilder fit of shiver
if ing laughter now, and bending down,
1. plunged both hands into the water.
At the same instant Redshaw regained
d his will power and leaped forward.
n But as he lifted his knife with the
d thought to strike, a masterful grip was
put upon his wrist, and he was thrown
'o back upon the ladder, crushed and
t. stunned by the fall.
When Redshaw recovered conscious
ness be found himself lying in the
9t bow of the little skiff, still..at anchor
upon Saltwin Sands. A gray, foggy
n dawn was breaking over a calm sea.
He raised himself upon his elbow and
I looked around. A dismantled craft
e was drifting before his eyes upon the
flood tide. Her stern was turned di
* rectly toward him, and upon it he
- read, painted in large, white lettersl
"PHANTOM TUG,"
as itvanished into the mist.
I- * * " a e
It was Armstrong who had saved
r Ben Tarbuck from his mate's treach.
erous blow. The Phantom was sub
sequently towed into Saltwin Harbor.
But Tarbuck never fully recovered
from that night upon the sands; and
3 before Lottie had become Stephen
Armstrong's wife the skipper died,
leaving the bulk of his wealth to his
preserver.
Redshaw never showed his face in
side Saltwin Harbor again; though, had
he acted honestly, he might possibly
have shared his mate's good luck; but
in his over-reaching after Tarbuck's
r gold, he had lost all.-Answers.
The Palmetto Was Saved.
Judge Thomas J. Mackey, formerly
of South Carohna, gives an incidentol
Sherman's march to the sea which 'is
not recorded in the war histories.
"South Carolina was the first State in
the Union to send a regiment to the
r front to participate in the war with
Mexico," said the Judge to a coterie
I of friends at the Metropolitan Hotel.
"The people of a grateful State caused
to be erected in front of the Capitol in
Columbia a monument to the memory
of the brave boys of the let South
Carolina Regiment who lost their lives
in that conflict.
'This monument is made of pounded
brass, and represents a palmetto tree.
When Sherman's arms entered Colum
bia and his soldiers were destroying
everything that came in their way,
several companies made a dash for the
shaft. With the butts of their mug
kets they began the work of demolition.;
They had not proceeded far when a
man on horseback rushed up to them i
and commanded them to desist.
"'Not another strokel' he cried.
"Several of the soldiers paid no at 3
tention. b
"'The next man who dares to as
sault that shaft I will kill!' he thun
dered.
"The men saw tears in his eyes of
the one who thus addressed them1
they also saw that he had weighed his
words carefully, and meant every one
of them.
"'Soldiers,' said he, 'the boys whe
sleep beneath that palmetto lorved thebi
country as much uas you or I. They
fought as valiantly.'
"And the palmetto still stands is
the old town ofColumbia. The man
who caused it to be preserved was
Colonel Paine, of the 124th Ohio Reg.
iment, and the people of South Caro.
line owe him a debt of gratitude they
can never repay."--Chicago Inter.
Ocean.
oramaulated aok.
It is only a few years since the man.
ufaecturers of cork stoppers and life a
preservers threw away their chips, t
Now every particle of the refuse i
careally saved and utilized, firat hay. "'
ing been pulverized by special ma 
ohinery. In fs owing to the on. I
stantly increasing number of uses to i
which this stauffoa be put, the price
of what was once a waste produot is
steadily rising.
One of the ingredisent of linoleaT b
is cork. The latteri is ls ap employod
extensively in filling the heller wals
of refrigerators. The auuaetea
a light, porous blayela" e , "
stil another eld of smI i. ]
is now proposed to aata
cork in plaster oft parfi ti e /i h
the srket 1* elbost bmoal d dal. ;I
ferist degregels 'mE *mIeem Nangiu1
-II
e JUMPERS OF THEIWOODS,
i THE STRANGE MALADY FOUND IN
THE LUMBER CAMPS.
Its Vletims Known as "Jumping French
g men"-Trago mand Ludierous Besults of
an Abnormal State of the Nerves-No
y Women Ever Found Among the Victims
"Jumping Frenchmen," as the men
h fflicted with this disease are called,
r, are found in the lumber camps of the
E' Northwest. The main sufferers, says
a Chicago correspondent of the New
York Sun, are the French Canadian
swampers and choppers, although
n Americans, Germans, Irishmen and
e Scandinavians who have remained long
8 in the woods are not infrequently at
tacked; but as it was first noticed
- among the French Canadian woodsmen
* the disease came to be known as the
"jumping Frenchman" habit, and for
Smany years those afflicted with it have
d been known as "jumpers." These
, "jumpers" are the victims of a nervous
i: disease, which causes them to obey
" blindly and mechanically any sudden
t' command, especially when soccm
e panied by a sharp poke in the back or
a in the ribs. If commanded to strike,
8 the jumper does so, no matter what he
- may have in his hands, no matter what
may be in front of him.
it So widespread is the "jumping"
habit or disease in the lumber regions
of Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota,
I, and the Canadian northwest that in
many of the camps there is an iron
clad rule to the effect that any man in
*camp who shall be found guilty of
e speaking to or touching one of the
a "jumpers" for the purpose of causing
n him to make an exhibition of himself
I shall be discharged immediately. This
rule was made after many practical
jokes played upon "jumpers" had re
sulted seriously; but in spite of it
woodsmen still indulge in their rough
r fuh with the "jumpers."
r The sufferers from this malady are
not thin, broken-down invalids, with
1 a bad case of nerves, as might be im
t agined, but are, as a rule, big, brawny
men, sound of limb and lung, who,
when let alone, are the most capable
s men in the pine forest. The phy
sicians who have examined them are
of the opinion that their nervous sys
tem in some way becomes affected by
the solitary and isolated lives they
lead, and that they can no more help
obeying the commands given them
than a babe can help being born into
the world. It is "touch and go" with
them, as has been demonstrated time
and time again, and when in this con
dition they do not appear to see or
realize any danger that may lie ahead
of them. No jokes are too rough for
the woodsmen of the north, who for
the most part are men familiar with all
kinds of danger, hardship and pain.
They have no mercy upon the "jump
ers," who ar3 frequently compelled to
endanger their own lives or the life of
a companion for the amusement of the
crew making up thecamp. Frequent
ly the jokes are of a somewhat lundi
crous nature. Pies and puddings are
a rarity in most of the lumber camps
of the Northwest, and nothing pleases
the non-jumpers better than to'sud
denly command a "jumper" to throw
it away when he is in the act of eating
his portion of the delicacy. Quick as
a flash the pie or pudding is thrown
straight ahead, not infrequently land
ing squarely in the face of a member
of the crew, who can only join in the
general laugh which follows.
Among the men employed by the
Shaw Lumber Companyof Ean Claire,
Wis., in one of its camps on the 1
Chippewa River were four "jumpers,"
and some of the tricks played upon
them were attended by such tragic re
suits that they will always linger in
the memory of the men employed in
the camp. Tom- Reynolds, the fore
man, was a man who took delight in
having fun with the "jumpers." He
was a fellow utterly devoid of feeling, I
exdept when his little son, whose
mother had died in bringing him into
she world, was concerned, and when
this boy was accidentally slain by a
"jumper" Reynolds immediately mur
lered the man and later on destroyed
himself.
When the river broke in the spring
and the rushing water was full of logs,
the drive being well under way, the
men were all assembled on th'. bank
ine morning. One of the "jumpers"
stepped on alog near the shore and
began rolling it. While the men-were
admiring his dexterity fteynolds came
along, and before the party realied
what he was doing he had command- d
ed the "jumper" to dive into the rj
lood. The poor fellow obeyed in
stantly, and when his companions re
sovered the body life was extinet, the t
anfortunate man's skull having been
arushed like an egg-shell by coming s
In contact with a log. t
Of course, the whole thing was an
recident, but all the men blahed Rey- i
aolds, and several of the woodsmen
go4leeir time cheeks and quit right a
there and then. But Reynolds was
not yet satisfied-he muast have more
fun with the "jumping Frenchmen."
About a week before the drive was
wver he had his lft on tbrought up
from Oadott,'in ordi~.that the little
3hap might witness the sight 4 mil
lions of logsrushing down stream pa
their way to Half Moon Lake, the b;ig b
antatal reservoar ietabov
where all the log eat ia tle tieiT
tributary to taat eit' are stofed antil
wanted.
As thie ie wmetr t
a een* thA of a
Prel'nt"wa
Nu hm.;
little boy ran in front of the chopper
and was struck in the head by the fly
ingaxe, which fractured the skull. As
N the boy dropped to the grand Bey.
nolds and McManus stood for a mo.
ment as if carved from stone; tlen,
i- with a yell of rage, Reynolds rushed
rf upon the unfortunate "jumper," and
rO before the other men could reach the
i struggling pair had choked the life out
n of him.
1, Reynolds was at oniertaken into
te custody, while the boy was removed
rs to a hospital at Eau Claire, where ·he
w afterward died. In due time Bey.
n nolds was tried on a charge of murder
h but was acquitted on the ground o
d temporary insanity. An effort was
g made during this trial to have the
t- court take cognizance of the "jump.
d ing" disease, but it refused to do so.
n holding that the malady did not enter
5o into the merits of the case in any par.
r ticular. After his acquittal Reynolds
'e seemed .overcome with remorse al
e having killed McManus and with
s grief over the death of his little son,
y and in less than a year he died from s
n bullet wound inflicted by himaqlf, a
1- broken-down drunkard.
r Ludicrous scenes are sometimes
r, caused by one of these "jumpers."
e Not many months ago several Minne
it apolis lumbermen were walking dows
Nicollet avenue in that city with a
" "jumper" among them, when one of
a the party saw his wife approaching.
L, Just as the woman came up the
n "jumper" was poked in the back and
i- ordered to "kiss her." Instantly he
a sprang forward, threw his arms around
.f the astonished woman, and pressed
e several kisses on her flushed face,
g then fell back covered with confusion
f over what he had done. A polioeman
a came rushing up and was on the point
1 of arresting the whole party on a
charge of disorderly conduct, when
t the husband of the woman explained.
' The wife refused, of course, to enter
a complaint against the kisser. Lates
e in the day the ."jumper" was com
i pelled to strike at the surveyor-gen.
eral of the district and go through a
r dozen other exhibitions, to the great
amusement ot his friends.
3 The "jumping" disease is found
- chiefly in people of little education, al
a though cases re known where men of
good education are - afflicted. Never
r yet has a woman been found who pos
Ssessed the "jumping" habit. The un
fortunates claim they cannot resist,
1 try as they will, the commands given
> them, and in cases where a victim's
i hands and feet have been tied with
cord and the order to strike or jump
has been given the bonds have been
snapped asunder in a flash before the
I command was fairly out of the speak.
er's mouth.
WaIltig arect
To derive the greatest benefit from
walking, it is necessary to hold up
the head, keep the mouth closed, and
move briskly; it is in these ciroum
stances that walking is really good
for us. Walking erect not only adds 1
to the manliness of appearance, but it i
develops the chest and promoteeth# I
general health in a high degree, be
cause the lungs, being relieved of the I
pressure made by leaning the head
downward and bending the chest in,
admit the air fully and freely. If ano
effortof the mind is made to throw c
the shoulders back, a feeling- of fa. I
tigne and awkwardnes is at first ex- I
perienced, but this is soon forgotten. c
To maintain an erect position, or to s
recover it when lost, in a manner I
which is at once natural, easy, and s
efficient, it is only necessary to walk t
habitually with the eyes fixed on an c
object ahead i little higher than your a
own-the top of a man's hat, for ex
ample-or simply keep the chin a lit- t
tle above a horizontal line. If either f
of these things is done, the. neces- f
sary, easy, and legitimate effect is to j
relieve the chest from pressure, the s
air gets in more easily, develops it a
more fully, and permeates the lungs I
more exclusively, causing a more per- I
feet purification of the blood, impart-t
ing greatr health and more color to
the cheek.--T Ledger.
The Decay of Stone,
Whoever expects to find astonethat a
will stand from century to century,t
deriding alike the frigid rains and a
scorching solar rays without need of I
reparation, will indeed searchfor "the I
philosopher's stone." There is searce
ly a subetancoe which, after having
been exposed to the action of the at I
mosphere for a considerable time, does I
not exhibit proofs of "weathering;" it I
may even be observed on the most
densely eompacted siliceous roeks. t
The full~t extent of this inquiry can I
only be W eluidate relative duration
and comparative laborof appropriation
to useful or ornamental purposre. a
The venerable remains of Egyptise a
splendor, mny of them exeoested in u
the hardest granite between three and
four thousand years sinea, exhibit a
large portions of exfoliation and grplad
nal decay, thereby following the
primitive, immatable and ufversal r
ord~r of eses ·e ffeots, namely,
that all objects p the materials p
of which they aru qposed only for s I
limited time, dur, whicdh qmse a
powerful agent esets their deeemaPge-i
itica sad.ets thea vemntary p-ts. a
ele at liberty again- to fra ther F
equally -perect combinatos. Thus a
by divine sad uaearrtg laws at8ed is |
restored amidst appareat saetulmtm- a
The Are~heq , U
Queen N wghuita of 1tstit a
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ti speeding g eltr
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et HOUSEHOLD MATnERik
wow ta Imprews cheslate.
To those who study the niceties -
T detail in the 0Sparation of oten s
simple dish, it maytbe suggested that
4 choolate used as a drink is much m
proved if blended several hours
forehand. It is better even to brai
l the lamps of unsweetened chocolate
into an earthen bowl the night before,
Sadding cold water and covering olose
ly. In this way the flavor of the
chocolate is best extracted,'
7 Roust Beet For a Small !amity.
In buying a roast of beef for a sma
family do not try to buy too large
iI one, as the family will tire of it be
1 fore it is eaten. A one-rib roast a
P the second or third out will usually be
o: quite sufficient. Have the ribs re
si moved, skewer or tie in a roand
r shape, season with salt and pepper,
I dredge with flour; brown quickly or
at each side on the stove or in a hot oven,
tb and finish the process ina cool oven
s Forty minutes will suffice for the
e whole operation. If browned potatoes
e are to acsompany the roast, out it
halves, cook in boiling, salted water
aS until nearly done, then lay in the
dripping pan with the roast and finial
e there, basting frequently with the
'n drippings.
rP~oeophy of Bliag.
oD Advanced cooks who study into the
l philosophy and physiology of cooking,
with its aooompanying effects upon
the digestive organs; object to the
Sclose covering of any kettle or stew.
pan while its contents are cooking.
All will recdl the frequent deadlinese
o, of the chicken pie, when the erust
has been made without a vent to al
n low for the escape of the steam and
grass generated. The same effect, in
a lesser degree, may be noticed in the
n cooking of many, if not all, vegetables,
in the boiling of beef, or in any other
closed cooking. The free circulation
u of air is an admirable thing in cook.
ing, as, witness, the broiling of steak,
or the old-time roasting -of beef oj a
spit-the most delicious and whle
some way of cooking. While in boil.
d ing it is not expedient to leave the
cover entirely off, on account of its
reducing the temperature too much, it
should be left far enough off to allSw
r for the free escape of the steam. (ab
bage, cauliflower and spinach cooked
in this way retain their natural color,
and are much more digestible.
Washington Star.
b edepoes.
p Salad Cream--Mix one-half a table
a spoonful of salt and the same quantity
e of mustard with one tablespoonful of
sugar. Add one egg, slightly beaten,
two and one-half teaspoonfuls of melted
butter and three-fourths of a cup of
vinegar. Cook over hot water ntil
it thickens, strain and chill.
8 Lambs' Tongues-Boil till they are
tender. Put them into cold water and
take off the skins; scald '-ough vi
gar to cover them, season with
and cinnamon, put them into a
pour over the vinegar, hot, an
themwell covered with vinegar all the
time. A careful"and faithful"ader'
Sence to the recipe will insure sucoess.
Waffes-One. quart of warm milk,
3 one-half cup of yeast, oue taspoonfal
r of sugar, one tablespoontal of melted
butter, a little salt and flour enough
to make a batter thick as cream. Rise
over night. In the morning add two
well-beaten: eggs. Bake in waffle
r irons. Take care that the eggs are
I well beaten into the batter. It often
c happens that a considerabt "lump"
Sof egg will be encountered if one is not
rareful.
Tomatoes- a Ia Julienne-Peel; cat
in halves, and . press out the seeds
r from six tomatoes, and then ehop
them fine. To each. pant allow oea
pint of bread rnumbs, a teaspoonta i
Ssalt, a teaspbonaful of onion juiers,
t ealtapoonfal of chopped Panrlel.
E Form into cquettee, d in eg_ gs,
Sthen in cramba and bry. The pitr
maybetoo soft to hnadle. n tha
Sease simply add breed oruiabe till the
right consisteney is obtained.
Golden Nuggeti---Mix togethe oe
uance of sweet almonds, blanched and
I slioed; two ounces of bitter almonds,
blanched and powdered; thee table
I spoons of apricot jam, two cases .f
I rery flae bread rambs, sad two well.
Sbeateu eggs. Fnally, add a oume
t OereaAed butter, and potr the min.
I are into fancymolds and hake i
t wenty minutes in a moderate oven.
a When removed frm the molds serve
I .hem in separate f pan Per ae--I
I TomatoeIsa t. laemrn P l, euat
in halves, and press cat the seed
a tosn six tomatoes, and thea ebhs
.heemnne. To each pint i~pw eas
a pint of bread attabs, atea ouv
salt, a teaspoonful of emt cml
i saltepoonful of pqlpprmad T.
a spoontal of ehcppaed paty. Vera
I into arouetse, dip , btbein
I arnabe, and fr, espe drew py
· be too soft lo beadle. matbatcass
a simply add bread eruabs until the
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