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WATEBTOWK - . WISCONETS. Prince Ferdinand, so the story goes, has advanced $200,000 from bis private purse to the public treas ury of Bulgaria. We trust that it is secured by a first mortgage on the throne. ________________ Adelina Patti’s castle in Wales has been burglarized and her loss is quite heavy. We are inclined to sus pect her advance agent, who is known to have been looking about for some plausible reason why Adelina should make another farewell tour. Col. John L. Sullivan having ar rived in Ireland, expresses the inten tion to die there rather than return to this country except as champion of the world. In view of this declara tion, may we be pardoned for hoping that the colonel wiilget badly “licked” in Ireland ? Tipppo Tib, of Congo, has locked horns with Said-bin-Hubub, over the slave trade. T'b w&s the greatest slave dealer in the Congo Basin, but agreed to quit, an 1 took a contract to make Hubub quit, too. Old Hub objects, and there is blood in the Mountains cf the Moon. The inability of Balfour, chief secre tary for Ireland, to move a bout En gland without a pack of detectives swarming at his heels, would indicate that, so far as relates to the personal safety of the average official, the pol icy of coercion is not the success its advocates claim it to be. As the taxable property in Alaska is considered to be worth over $lO, 000.000, while the value of the miner al deposits, timber, furs and fisheries of that region is incalculable, it is evi dent that the United States made a good bargain when it bought the whole territory for $7,200,000. It appears that Rev. Charles A. Berry, of Wolvernampton, England, is the man decided upon to “rattle around” in the place of the late Henry Ward Beecher. The country is to be congratulated upon the fact that it is a foreigner who has the assurance to thus challenge comparison between himself and the greatest of modern preachers. The New York Yacht Club has de cided that hereafter all races for the America’s cup shall be sailed over ocean courses. This action is taken in deference to the objections of En glish yachtsmen against the inside course. We are doing our best in this country to make the annual cup races interesting but the English boat builders cannot be relieved of all re sponsibility. The adoption of sensible sanitary regulations in the principal cities of England has reduced the death rate about 12 per cent, within the past twenty-five years. Like action in the large cities of the United States would undoubtedly produce like results. Here is a reform which can not be be gun too soon. As there is a possibility that cholera may appear in this country next summer the reform ought to begin now. Gray County, Kas.,has a wild coun ty seat war on hand. Ingalls and Cim arron both want the local capital, and Ingalls appears to be ahead. But charges of fraud are rile, and the bal lot-boxes are guarded by armed men in the upper story of the Cimarron Bank, which is barricaded with bales of hay. An attack of Ingalls’ men is imminent. “Give us the county seat or give us death,” is the cry of the Ingalls braves. Only 1.23 per cent, of the nation’s registered bonds are owned by for eigners, notwithstanding the tact that the total amount of these bonds out standing is $8b3,000,000. This in formation, which is given to the pub lic by the register of the treasury, is pleasing intelligence to Americans. A few years ago a large portion of these securities was held abroad. In the United States the national debt has never been considered a national blessing, but as it still exists, it is pe i arly gratifying to know that near y all of it is owned by American citi zens. The 500th performance of “Faust” was given in Paris recently, the oc casion taking the form of a festival in honor of M. Gounod, who himself wielded the conductor’s baton. The event marks an epoch in the history of this magnificent work, which for the twenty odd years of its existence has maintained its hold firm and un shaken upon the hearts of music-lovers as among the grandest of operatic creations. The present popularity of “Faust” is not a compliment to the judgment of the critics at the time the opera was produced, the composer having carried it about with him for years unable to find a manager willing to present it, and when it was present ed it was spoken of quite coldly. THE LATEST NEWS Gen. J. T. Owen Dead. Gen. Joshua T. Owen died at his resi dence at Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, on the 7th, at the age of 62 years. He rendered distinguished military services on the Union side during the late war. Bought by Stick ney. The sale of the main line of the Cen tral lowa Line took place at Marshall town on the 9th. The road was bid in by James Thomson, of Foster, and Thomson, of New York, acting in be half of the Stickney reorganization com mittee, for 12,400,000. Orphans’ Home Burned. The main building of the Soldiers’ Orphans’ home at Davenport, la., burned on the mornirth: of the 9th. The building was completely gutted. Insur ance, $22,000; loss, $30,000. The cause of the fire was a thunderbolt. The fifty occupants of the building got out un harmed. He is Probably in Canada. Nothing has been heard of Ed. Sclilis singer, the manager of the clothing es tablishment of Harry E. Moss, of 639 Broadway, New York, who is accused of absconding with $60,000 of Mr. Moss’ funds and causing the latter to make an assignment. Mr. Moss thinks his lia bilities will reach $130,000. Chinese Flood Disasters. Floods in the Hon-Nan, China, are in creasing. Hundreds of thousands of the inhabitants of the province are destitute. In one place 5,000 men repairing em bankments were overwhelmed by a flood and 4,000 were drowned. An other inundation has occurred at Bze- Chuen. They Will Not Strike. The flint glass workers of Pittsburg have resolved not to strike and have withdrawn the thirty-day notice given to the manufacturers of their intention to strike. They will ask for arbitration. The manufacturers have promised to give thirty days’ notice of their inten tion to shut down. The Pressmen Wouldn’t Strike. The pressmen of St. Louis refusing to strike in the interest of the job printers their charter was revoked by order of the executive board of the Internation al Tj'pographical union. Vice-President Gamewell, of the International Union, has been sent for. Death of a Beautiful Woman. Mrs. Nellie Redmond, wife of Mr. William Redmond, of New’ York, died at Newport, R. 1., on the 12th, in the cottage which she inherited from her Grandmother Lawrence, widow of the great naval hero, Commodore Lawrence. Mrs. Redmond was regarded as one of the most beautiful women ever seen in New r York. Congressman and Editor Fight. A personal encounter look place on Main Street, Richmond, Ya., on the 9th, between Congressman Geo. D. Wise and Wm. A. Muller, editor of the Evening Herald, resulting in both being arrest ed. Wise says he had been informed that Muller had been making lying statements in reference to himself and determined to whip him for doing so. Revolt of Tramps in a Workhouse. Thirty-eight tramps confined in the county * work house at Lancaster, Pa., have for several days been in revolt and refused to break stone. On the night of the 6tn they attempted to escape, when one was shot by a keeper, how badly has not yet been ascertained, as the tramps are in possession of the yard and threaten with violence any body who en ters. The Northern Pacific Extension. International passenger trains have begun running on the Duluth & Man itoba, the Northern Pacific extension to the boundary. This line strikes south easterly from Grand Forks, then swdngs to the northeast, crossing the Manitoba at Grafton, running between that and the river to the boundary. Another line has been surveyed northwesterly, which it is supposed will eventually tap the boundary at a point further west. Not The Star of Bethlehem. Geo. C. Comstock, director of Wash bum observatory and professor of as tronomy in the Wisconsin university, says that the bright, beautiful star seen in the eastern heavens early in the morning is Venus and not the star of Bethlehem, as many people have been led to believe. He also says that there is no reason for believing that the star of Bethlehem is visible now in any part of the sky and the fact that it is said to be visible is mere conjecture. The Pope’s Jubilee. The programme of the ceremonies at tending the celebration of the Pope’s jubilee has been made public. Decem ber 31 the Pope will receive members of the international committee, who wull present him with a gift of 1,000,000 lire; January 1 the Pope will celebrate mass in St. Peter’s; January 2 he will hold a public reception at the church of San Lorenzo; on the 4th and sth he will re ceive foreign deputations; on the 6th he will open for exhibition the gifts pre sented. His holiness on the 15th will canonize ten saints. Fires. On the afternoon of the Bth the oil works of Pierce & Canterbury, East Boston, were totally destroyed oy fire, together wdth a large amount ol stock. The plant was valued at SIOO,OOO, but was w T ell insured. A fire at Evansville, Ind., on. the night of the 7th, destroyed Odd Fel lows’ block, S. Kahn & Cos., wholesale grocers; Howard Babcock, commission merchants; Hans Rung & Cos., whole sale druggists; and C. P. Wack, whole sale saddlery dealer. The loss will not be less than $159,000, An Angry Depositor. At St. Louis on the 10th, Joseph Hag gerty, a depositor in the suspended Fifth National hank, entered the home of Henry Overstolz, president of the hank and attempted to assassinate him. Overstolz is dangerously ill, and when Haggert}" was denied admission to the room he fired two shots through the door in the direction of the sick chamber and scared the other people in the bouse so that the}' fled panic-stricken to a neighbor’s. Haggerty was arrested. He w as very much under the influence of liquor. He had $5,000 in the broken bank. Corn Crop Figures. The department of agriculture reports the yield of corn 19.9 bushels per acre, on about 73,000,000 acres, or 1,453,000,000 bushels. About 5,000,000 acres is re ported as abandoned before ripening. On the acreage planted the average would be 18.6 bushels uer acre, the same as in 1881. The corn surplus states aver age slightly less than in 1881, the thirty one other states more. The final record will be changed only by slight adjust ments. The quality of the crop is much lower than usual, in dry regions, and the proportion of merchantable corn is considerably below the average. The State Elections. Returns received up to a late hour on the night of the Bth, give the following results in the different states: In New York Fred Grant and the balance of the Republican ticket are defeated—an un usually heavy vote being cast. In Dakota it appears that a small ma jority voted for the division of the territory. The number is estimated at 10,000. In Maryland the Democrats lead by about 10,000. The Republicans carry Nebraska by about 20,000, and that party also carried Rhode Island. The vote on prohibition in Oregon resulted in the defeat of the amendment. Ohio lias re-elected Foraker by 25,006 plurality. Gov. Ames was re-elected in Massachusetts, as was also Gov. Larrabee in lowa. The Republicans of Penn sylvania claim a plurality for Haft for state treasurer of 60,000. In Vir ginia a Democratic legislature was elect ed and in Mississippi there was the same result. In Chicago a peculiar state of things exist. The principal contest was for judge of the superior court, the leading candidates being Judge Gary, who has become well known as the judge who tried the Anarchists, and Capt. Black, counsel for the con demned men. The vote was exception ally small, Gary being elected by 38,000 to 5,000. Dynamite Explosion. A Wheeling, W. Ya., special of the 12th says: Quite a flurry was occasioned in this city this evening by the appear ance of the Budget, the local Labor organ, in which its editor, John Ehr mann, took very decided grounds in what be termed the “injustice” of the Chicago executions and denounced the vindication of the law in this case as tending to rivet the chains of slavery upon the hands of the laboring classes. He declared that the executed men were martyrs and that the cause for which they died would continue to flourish. The publication excited a good deal of adverse comment, but little importance was attached to it until 7:30 this evening when the entire upper portion of the city was startled by a deep explosion which shook houses in the vicinity of Eighth and Main Streets and rattled windows for a long distance. A tre mendous crowd was soon attracted to the scene and an investigation by the police showed that a dynamite cartridge had been exploded in the gutter along side the residence of Jacob Wise, a re tired capitalist. The force of the explo sion tore out the paving stones of the gutter, breaking one of them in two, but did no damage to the adjoining prop erty. Miss Riester, who lives just across the street, says she saw two men stop a mo ment on the sidewalk where the explo sion took place and then run off up the street, an instant before the crash came. There is as yet no clue to their identity. MANY REF OHMS DEMANDED. The Dominion Asks a It evolution in Government Matters. Toronto, Ont., Nov. 10. —The resolu tions adopted at the inter-provincial conference held at Quebec are made pub lic to-day. This conference was attended by representatives of the five chief provinces of the Dominion and owing to this fact and that it was the first inter provincial conference since the confeder ation, its conclusions are considered of great importance. The conference de clared for the limiting of federal veto power, and advised that it should be ex ercised only as the imperial veto is used in relation to the Dominion acts; recom mended that senators should be nomi nated by local legislatures, and should not sit for life; formulated a plan for rearrangement of the financial basis of union, under which, up to cer tain limits, subsidies to provinces shall be payable according to population as determined by the last decennial cen sus; favored providing facilities for a speedy settlement of the disputes be tween central and local governments; condemned the disallowance of the Manitoba railway acts by the Dominion government, and favoring unrestricted reciprocity w T itb the United States. YIELD FAIR, QUALITY FOOR % Government Reports on the Corn Crop of the Country. Washington, D. C., Nov. 10.—The De partment of Agriculture reports the yield of corn 19.9 bushels per acre, on about 73,000 acres, or 1,458,000,000 bush els. About 5,000,000 acres is reported as abandoned before ripening. On the acre age planted the average would be 18.6 bushels per acre, the same as in 1881. The corn surplus states average slightly less than in 1881, the thirty-one other states more. The final record will be changed only by slight adjustments. The quality of the crop is much low T er than usual, in the dry region, and the pro portion of merchantable corn is consid erablv below the average. RIOTING IN LARIS. Encounter Between Socialists and Police at a Funeral. Paris, Nov. 8. —Deputations from sev eral Socialist organizations attended the funeral to-day of the Communist Potier and attempted to display red flags. The police interfered and a riot ensued. The people in the procession show T ed resistance and the police were compelled to draw their sabers. On the cortege reaching the cemetery violent speeches w T ere made, and there were cries of “Vive la Commune.” M. Jaff rin, a member of the municipal council, who was one of the leaders in the dis turbance, was arrested. FELL THROUGH A HOUSE. Singular and Fatal Accident on a South ern Railway. Wheeling, W. Ya., Nov, B.—A freight train on the Pittsburg, Wheeling & Ken tucky Railroad was thrown from the track at Wellsburg, last evening, and rolled down the steep embankment of the railroad, which is about twenty-five met high at that point, and crashed into the dwellings of Joseph and John Murphy. Both buildings were crushed to atom's*. John Murphy and his two children, Stella, aged 4, and a baby, were in bed! The train knocked the roof entirely oil the building and crushed the sides to gether like paper. Murphy and ids •children were terribly cut and inter nally injured. A young truckman of New York fell asleep while fishing the other day, and in that condition arose, walked overboard and was drowned. He was given to somnambulism. AT HOME ON THE FARM. Sabbath Morning. The deep-toned bell to worship calls,— Peace is abroad in eaUh and skies; The light in solemn splendor falls Through windows stained with gorgeous dyes ! The organ tones, so rich and deep. Rise to the vaulted roof above; Then fall, as one who sinks to sleep, Safe-cradled In the arms oflove. We listen to the earnest prayer For guidance through the sacred day; A sense of rest is in the air,— Life’s cares and sorrows fall away. The pastor’s earnest, thoughtful words. The hymn of praise-divinely sweet !” Each in its wonted place affords The help that makes the days complete. Our Father’s house ! *O, let us leave Outside its doors our worldly cares— Our sinful thoughts that round us weave Unseen, but strong and subtle, snares. There is no place for euvy here. No room h r pride or vain display: But words of heavenly hope and cheer, To guide us on our earthly way. Sweet Sabbath morn ! Alt earth, and sky To worship calls. We hear a voice; “Praise ye the Lord who dwells on high. Rejoice again, I say, rejoice !” —[Clara B. Heath, in Good Housekeeping. Barley Growing Exhaustive. There ia a popular idea that barley is less exhaustive even than oats. Its roots do not run so far, and presum ably it does not get so much from the soil, as its leaves are broader than those of oats. But practically this advantage is more than balanced by the fact mat barley is generally sold from the farm, while a larger part of the oat crop is generally kept as feed for larm stock, and thus comes back to the soil in manure. If barley were so fed it would be less exhaustive; but for cheap feed neither oa,ts nor barley can compare with corn. The Color of Butter. It is not easy with ordinary cows to make yellow butter after frosts have injured the grass. Some native cows make better colored butter than others, resembling the Jersey in this respect. Corn at this season is plen tiful, and if soft nubbins are given to cows they will increase both yield and quality of the butter. Some have an idea that yellow corn is best, but the color is not so natural. Poesiby the yellow has a trifle more of the fat-forming material than white corn, but the latter is good enough. Decreasing Acreage. The experiment of the Kentucky to bacco planters, in reducing their acre age by voluntary agreement for the purpose of increasing their profits, seems this year to have been a success. Owing to droughts in other states the deficient Kentucky crop will sell for more money than any full crop has done for years. But the plan of de creasing production in order to raise prices is one that farmers generally cannot safely follow. Tobacco is ex ceptional. This country grows more than any other, and Kentucky pro duces a large share of the crop. This localizing of a great industry is not true of any other important farm product. Generally when the farmers of one state or locality resolve to cur tail production, they lessen their own profits without at all affecting the price of what they have to sell. Subsoiling for Corn. Farmers are generally agreed that shallow plowing is the best for the corn crop. In so far as this keeps vegetable and other fertility near the surface it is all right. But sometimes there comes a year when drought makes deeper tillage necessary. Such a season the past one has been in the West. The habit which West ern farmers have of ski aiming over the surface with gang plows makes a dry season there much more injurious to corn and other crops than it is where deeper tillage prevails. When every thing is favorable, the plowing three or four inches deep without subsoiling does well enough; but this year it would have paid well to plant fewer acres and prepare the land for these by subsoiling. This involves con siderable extra expense, doubling th e cost of plowing; but it makes the farmer to some extent independent of the weather. In a very wet season the land if subsoiled while dry has for a time an outlet beneath to carry off surplus surface water. Cost of Wintering Stock. At this season of the year it is im portant that farmers should seriously consider the cost of wintering stock. If they did this undoubtedly many animals would be sold for what they would bring, or possibly killed as not worth There is no use in trying to make believe it will not cost much to winter stock even in the poorest manner. It does not really make much difference what the feed is, the cost for the best is little more than for the poorest. Grain is con sidered dear, while straw and corn stalks are thought to cost little or nothing. Yet near a market straw always sells for more than its feeding value. Of late years grain has gener ally been cheaper than hay. Happy is the farmer whose stock is all so good that he need raise no question as to whether it will pay to winter it. Of course, having good stock he will feedgrain pretty largely to get as muchas possible out of it. This will make rich manure so that both stock and farm will improve together. The man who stints his stock in winter, either in quantity or quality,'is stand ing in his own light, though it takes both good feeding and good stock to make positive profit in keeping ani mals through our long Northern winters. Feeding for Butter. I. C. Talcott, a prominent Ohio dairyman, writes to the Breeders’ Ga zette: Being very successful this sea son in securing an excellent quality of butter in our creamery, I take pleas ure in informing your readers how it has been accomplished. The early spring and summer grasses of pasture land in any part of our country will secure the most perfect flavor to but ter possible for that locality; of course there is a great difference in different sections of the United States on this account. But as soon as the grass fails in summer from drought or other causes we have a supply of foddei corn and give our cows a feed of this once or twice a day; many of our pat rons also feed bran or middlings to keep up a continuous flow of milk and also of good quality. Every farmer can secure this result by planting say one-fourth of an acre per cow of South ern white corn in drills three feet apart , and kernels from six to eight inches apart in the drills. The variety will keep in perfect feeding condition all time from July 15 to October 1, or until frosts will kill it. Northern va rieties of corn ripen too early and the leaves will die too soon. This feed keeps the quality of butter so perfect that our city experts, who purchase the Jefferson creamery butter, cam not tell when the change is made. No dairy farmer can afford to do with out it, nor should he neglec" this crop of ensilage corn for winter dairying. The common white corn oi the South only costs from 40 to 50 cents per bushel in Louisville or Nashville, and tarmers will do best to combine and secure a car load at a time for seed. Eight quarts per acre is plenty for seed. I only used six quarts and have a splendid crop to-day which I am now putting in silo, after having used what I needed since July 15 for dry feed. Improvements on the Farm. The farmer who has a farm la.rge enough to require one or more labor ers should always have plans laid out for permanent imp ovements, and thus be able to utilize at all times the labor he employs; for whatever line of farming he may pursue, tliers will always be seasons when the workmen will not have enough to do, and can be set at work to advantage on some improvement that perhaps would not pay to em ploy labor for the especial purpose of making it, but being done at odd jobs, when other work is not pressing, it can be done at comparatively very small cost. There are on almost ev ery small farm rough, unsightly places, which produce no income, that could be cleared up when the regular force of the farm is not fully occupied, and cost so lit Me that the farmer would not feel it; then the farm could be made to produce more income with but very little perceptible out lay. if the farm has some portions of it covered with large, loose rocks, their removal would be very desirable; yet if the farmer should hire a force of laborers for the express purpose of re moving them, the expense would be quite burdensome to some farmers, but when done by labor that would otherwise be comparatively idle, the improvement is made without having its cost felt by the farmer, and is really a clear gain. The removal of rocks is really one of the most expen sive improvements which the farmer is called upon to make, unless he chance to be located where the stone, after split out, can be sold for build ing purposes. When this can be done, it will often pay to hire labor for the especial purpose of blasting them out; but in farming districts it is an excep tion to the rule that there is any sale for rocks. When good land is covered with bushes and briers, it will usually pay well to remove them, even if the labor be hired for that especial purpose; but as this is a work that can be done at almost any ssason, the farmer who hires help may remove them when other work is not pressing, thus keep ing his workmen busy and improving the looks and increasing the income of the farm. The farmer who has low land which is covered with wood, or that bears only coarse grass, can make an in provement that will greatly increase the products of the farm, providing the water can be drawn low enough; and as the work, some portions of it, can be done at any season of the year, surplus labor can be expended in this way to great advantage. Farmers do not seem to appreciate the value of their swamp and meadow lands, and they shrink from the labor of digging long lines of ditches and re moving large stumps; but by working at it by odd jobs, the work may be done without exhausting the farmers’ resources very much. In draining low lands there is almost always value enough in the muck dug out of the ditches to pay the labor of digging, providing the muck is well dried and pulverized before using. This being the case the draining of a meadow is really no expense; the cost will be in the removal of the stumps, the level ing of the soil and seeding the land down to grass. One acre of swamp land, well drained and properly lev eled, and seeded down to grass, will produce more profit than three acres of upland for the same purpose; for two reasons: Ist, it will not~suffer by the drouth; 2d, the gradual decay of the vegetable deposit of which the soil is made, will furnish the crop with nearly half the plant food it will need for many years after it is reclaimed; thus a ton of hay can be produced on it by the application of one-half the manure required to produce the same amount on high land. Permanent improvements may be made on th£ farm by building roads and bridges. This work can be done at any season of the year, even dur ing the winter months, if there be low places to fill up. Wherever a road is made across a wet place the founda tion should be made of rocks; this is a good way to get rid of the surplus rocks on a farm. Jt places them where they are well out of the way, and they furnish one of the best ma terials for a road bed that we have; when covered six inches in depth with good gravel, a hard, dry road at all seasons of the year is secured. The farmer in laying out roads over his farm should use his best judgment as to where they ran be built to the best advantage; he should endeavor to lay them out so as to reach as near as possible all portions of his farm, and yet so they will interfere as little as possible with the fields he desires to plow. It is not important that the roads should pe straight, though a straight road is the most desirable where there are no obstructions; but where hills or hollows can be avoided, by deviating from a straight line, it is often best to do it. Improvements can be made on most of farms by covering the roughest por tions of them with useful trees, or if trees already grow in ttese places, then they may be greatly improved by cutting out the trees that are of no value for timber, and by preserving those that are, or by replacing the use less trees cut with trees that will make timber. As this is a work that re quires good judgment, it should al ways be done by the farmer himself, or under his immediate supervision. The cutting out of useless trees can be done in the winter when the farmer has leisure, but the transplanting of trees must be done at a more busy season: yet this, if done in the autumn, can be done at odd jobs when a leisure hour will admit. Thus far the farmer has not given attention enough to woodlande, or to covering the rougher portions of the farm with trees that will eventually make good timber. It is important that some effort should be made to separate the useful from the useless trees that grow on the farm. The time le coming when the farmers will be as particular to weed out the useless trees in their woodlands as they are now to weed out the useless plants in their gardens; and the time is coming when ail th& rough waste places on the farm will be covered with trees adapted to the soil, and of a; quality to be of value as timber when grown. It should be the aim of the farmer to have every portion of it, whatever may its char acter be, covered with the crop best adapted to the particular soil and lo cation. In this way, and in this way only, can a farm be made to produce the largest income for the outlay that is possible.—[Practical Farmer, HO VSEWIEEL V IHA TTEKS. WHITE SAUCE. Put into a saucepan a quarter of a pound of butter, and mix it with a spoonful of flour, add a glass of wa ter, set it on the fire, and keep stir ring; when it boils take it off, set it aside and salt it. If your sauce be too thick, add a little water; if too thin, a piece of butter, and turn it afresh. SCALLOP MEAT. Take cracker crumbs, macaroni, cold meat, the gravy of the meat, or soup stock. Boil the macaroni until soft, put a little cold water on it to prevent it sticking together, cut the meat in small pieces, cover the bot tom of a deep dish with the crumbs, then a layer of meat, a little salt and pepper, a layer of macaroni, crumbs, meat, etc., with the crumbs last, and over all pour the gravy. Bake one half hour. COOKIES. One cup of butter, two cups sugar, four eggs, four cups flour, three table spoonfuls milk, three teaspoonfuls baking powder; rub the flour and but ter thoroughly together, cream the butter and sugar, beat the egg sepa rately, add to the above, with a little nutmeg and cinnamon, or any sea soning preferred; silt in the flour and baking powder, and add enough flour to mould and roll out. STEWED VEAL. Cut the meat in pieces, wash them clean, and put them into the stew pot, add three pints of water, put in one onion, some pepper and salt, let it stew one hour, then add sliced po tatoes, and make a crust of sour milk or cream tartar; put in and stew till the potatoes are done, about half an hour; the crust may be made into biscuits. PEACH PIE. Line a deep pie plate with good, but not rich paste. Fill with pared peaches, stoned and cut in halves. Sweeten well, and if the peaches are not soft add a -little water. Cover with rich paste and bake. This is a delicious pie if eaten on the day it is baked. MOCK MINCE MEAT. One and one-half cups powdered crackers, one cup each molasses, chopped raisins and vinegar, two cups sugar, one-half cup warm water, same of melted butter, one cup cur rants if desired, one teaspoon each of cloves, cinnamon or nutmeg. BREAD FRITTERS. Cut thin, round slices of bread, but ter them very lightly, spread with jam and stick together in pairs. Fry in boiling lard, after dipping in a bat ter of one egg, one pint of milk, a pinch of salt and flour enough to make a pancake batter. ROASTED QUAILS. Pluck, draw and singe them; wrap them in vine leaves and slices of ba con, wrap in buttered paper; if the paper burns put on more, roast them until well browned, and serve them on pieces of toasted bread. WILD GRAPE JELLY. Boil and strain the grapes; to one pint of juice allow three-1 ourths of a pound or sugar, boil the juice twenty minutes, heat the sugar and add the juice, boil five minutes and put in tumblers. FRIED CHICKEN. Cut up the chicken and salt and dip in flour; have a dripping pan with plenty of boiling lard into which lay the chicken; put in a well-heated oven; fry brown on both sides. STEWED POTATOES. Pare and cut into lengthwise strips, cover with boiling water, and stew twenty minutes. Turn off nearly all the water, put in a cupful cold milk with salt. RAW TOMATOES. Skin the tomatoes by putting them in scalding water for a minute, allow to cool, cut into slices and squeeze a good lemon over them. FRIED CAKES. Two eggs, two cups of sugar, six ta li lespoontuls of melted lard, three ta blespoonfuls of baking powder, one and a half cups of milk. A package received recently by mail in Bridgeport, Conn., cost the recipi ent 24 cents postage in aldition to the 22 cents which had been prepaid because the sender’s business adver tisement was printed upon the accom panying tag.