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o u Published every Saturday at Bay St. Louis, Miss. , Suvs the Boston Globes "AVifo Wanted” is a sign in front of u house on tho Biddetonl Pool road, and at last accouuls it hud not been taken in, reports tho Kuunubco Journal. And yet tho women have outnumbered the men in Maine for 130 years. The Brazilian Congress has declined to vote $1,000,000 for an exhibit at tho Paris Exposition. The Eio News, in commenting on the fact, says that "tho money can be used to better ad vantage in paying debts and otherwise improving the financial condition of the country.” When the Aberdeen (Scotland) Jour nal celebrated its 150th anniversary recently, it declared that it was founded by a fellow apprentice of Benjamin Franklin. Tho first number con tained nn accountof tho battle of Oal laden. Tho Journal was a weekly till 187 C, when it became a conservative daily. From May 1 next tho twenty-four hour method of marking the time will bo applied in Belgium to the railways, the post and the telegraph. Tho prefixes which distinguish day from night in the railway guide will be suppressed. Upon the clock dials tho figures from 13 to 21 will be inscribed beneath tho present numerals. A restaurant in Now York displays the sign "Oysters Cooked Ouo Hun dred Ways,” and a Gorman in Berlin has written a book in which ho de scribes 810 ways to cook potatoes. And yet the best oyster is the oyster that isn't cooked ut all, and the best ’ , w, nfp'i. potato tiiat is baked. Mexican • upon a recent football gamd’lf) 1 fire of Mexico, declare that tho game is iiiifcTP more brutal than bull lighting. it must bo confessed that so far as tho persons engaged in these amusements are concerned, bull fighting disables fewer men than tho American game. A scientific journal says: “A hurri cane holds the best time record for a mile, covering tho distance in half a minute. Then a balloon lias donu tho mile in forty second). The third place is held by tho railway engine in 53.57.” If wo must got down to speed records, a cannon bull loads tho hurri cane, a Hash of lightning loads tho cannon bull, and so on. Virtue is not always its own reward, even with princes. Tho Prince of Wales is a man of tender instincts and courtesy, as becomes his exalted rank. One day, relates t*ho New York Mail and Express, alighting from a cab, tho Prince saw a blind man and his dog vainly endeavoring to r-flect a passage across London’s Pall Mall in the midst of a throng of carriages. AVith characteristic good nature tho Prince went at once to the rescue, mid taking his unconscious charge by tho arm safely piloted him and his dog to tho other side of tho street. With this, so far as His Itoyal Highness was concerned.tho incident was at an cud. A short time afterward, however, u massive silver inkstand was received at Marlborough House, on which was the following iuscriptiou: “To tho Prince of AVales, from one who saw him conduct a blind beggar across tho street; in memory of a kind and Chris tian action.” Tho name of the giver has never become known. There will be no less than live in ternational expositions in difibruut parts of the globe during 1897. An international display of engineering and electrical improvements will bo held at Newcastle, England, in com memoration of tho sixtieth year of Queen Victoria’s reign. Two immense structures, representing a vast outlay money, are now in prcccna ot erec tion, and tho enterprise will he in every respect worthy of tho event which it celebrates. On January 25ih an international gas exposition was held in the city of New York,at which time a collection of fixtures and appli ances representing the progress achieved in this branch of industry was exhibited. Later on in the year au engineering exposition will he hold at Stockholm, where a building with an area of 100,000 square feet has just been completed. During tho sum mer mouths an exhibition of agricultural and industrial ma chines will be held at Hleff; while tho lust and most important of all tho year’s exhibits will be hold at Brussels. Expensive preparations have been made for the Brussels exposition, and the ambition of the management is to eclipse, if poHiiblo, the world’s fair in 1893. In (his connection it might not be Inappropriate to mention the in dustrial enterprise of Nashville, which is rapidly taking shape. Although not an international exposition in the broadest sense of the Word it is never theless a stupendous undertaking and reflects great credit upon its promoters. These expositions are not only signs of national growth and development, but indications of the sure process which tho world is making in science, art and manufacture*. the 'werlrtl Thtno * of Earth . What are the sweetest thing* ol earth ? A fragrant ruee that hides no them; Riches of gold untouched liy scorn; . Up* that i-hu praise a rival’s worth; A happy little child asleep; Eyes that eu smile, though they may weep; A brother's cheer, a father's praise; The minstrelsy of summer days; A heart where anger never burns; , A gift that looks for no returns; Wrong's overthrow: pa!n's.swift release; bark footsteps guided Int peace; The tight of love in lover’s eyes; Age that Is as well ns wise; A mother’s kl*s, a hahy mirth Those are the sweetest thing* ot earth. —Centenary Magazine. Miss Mamie's Danger. “But I tell you, Dodo, I heard ill” said Bessie Winship, with her blue eyes very wide open. ‘‘Yon hoard your own breath,” I answered, negligently. “You know, Dode, ray room is the last in this part of the house. Well,l always thought it odd that the folks should bu so stiff about the south wing, mil I have kept my oyc* open to what went on there. 1 have found out that there certainly is someone up stair*, whom they are keeping sly. I have heard noises from tho upper floor, and 1 have seen both Mr. and Miss Markham go tip there. They won’t go if they see any one looking, but I have seen them go. Then, yes terday, when I didn’t come down to breakfast, I heard after a while a step iu tho hull and a rattle of dishes, ns if some ono carrying a tray had stum bled. I opened my door, thinking that somebody was bringing me ray breakfast, and there was Miss Mark ham and the old hired man, Jacob, going toward tho upper stairs, she carrying a waiter with breakfast aud ho with a coil of rope in his hand.” Be-ssio stopped iu her low-voiccd re cital and glanced apprehensively about; but there was no ono within hearing. Miss Markham was off nt ’rvinling to household affairs. Mr. MaKlHmm was out in tho fluids mow ing with, his men, Mias Murvule was silting utidgr a tree in front of the house 1 , her hot head ns she leaned against tho great, bole l , her eyes half shut in some de licious summer reverie; Frank was off troutiug and Mr. Alford was iu his room. Bessie drew a little nearer to me. “I got up very egrly this morning," she sunk “It was hardly light, and must have been about throo o’clock. I felt nervous and could not sleep. All uiglit I hud been thinking of who aud what might bo up iu that story, aud I had got myself into a per fect fever. I wanted to go to Clara’s room, bnt was afraid of disturbing her, I thought that I would try aud hud out if she were asleep, and if not 1 might venture in. I opened my door aud looked out, aud, glancing up the hall, saw that tho dour at the foot of tho upper stairs was opotj. I had be fore thought it was left open at night. Well, frightened ns 1 was, I could’t help creeping along up tho hull toward that door. I trembled least some of them should hear me as I passed their doors, but all was still. But as I camo near the stairs I heard a whisper from the upper story. 1 stopped and lis tened, for I dared not go n step nearer, aud I dared not at first retreat. It seemed to bo some ono whispering to himself, for there was only one voice, and no answer. It was nu awful whis per, sharp and as though tho person wanted to be-heard at a distance, but deep-toned, too. And, Dode, it said as plain ns plain could be, ‘I will kill thoml I will kill them!’” “Well, what did you do?” I asked. “I crept hack to Clara’s chamber aud wout in,” Bessie said. “She was awake, aud I told her the whole story. But you know Clara is cold, though she is splendid. Her theory is that wo should never try to Hud out what people try to keep from us, unless it is moro our business than their*. So, of course, she only cautioned me to go no mure beyond our own hall, and to try to think nothing ol tho matter. She was good, though, and let mu look her door and get into bed with her, and when she found that I was really shaking with fear she invented all sorts of plausible explanations 4o soothe mo. Clara is an angel; hut the plain fact i, Dode, I am afraid.” I considered. I really was a little impressed by Besnie’s story. I had noticed some trilling things which made me think that our host and host ess had trouble ou their minds,though I did not doubt their honesty, “What do you thiuk, Dode?” Bessie asked, after waiting a while, “I thiuk 1 don’t know anything about the matter,” I said. “Of course wo can’t pry into their affairs. Tho best thing to do is to keep quiet, have ns good a time ns wo can and fasten ourselves into our rooms when wo go to bed. If you get frightened iu the night, just kuoek on tho wall between your room and mine, aud Frank will go to see what is tho mat ter.” Bessie sighed and remained silent; and at that moment Miss Marvalo rose with a languid grace, aud sauntered toward the house. “O, Bessie! hsve you been telling that story again?" exclaimed Miss Marvale, looking reproachfully at her ft end- “Certainly,” said Bessie; “I Lad no idea of keeping my terrors to my < If; and, Glaru, they all think more of it than you did. When I scream out in the night 1 want them to know what is the matter, and if they only half hoar me, 1 don’t want them to turn over and go to sleep, lint to start up and think ‘that’s Bessie being car* ried off by a burglar or n ghost.’ ” “You must be very careful not to lot the family suspect that you think -of such things, ’’ Miss Marvalo said, gravely. “It would be a very poor requital of their courtesy.” “You have no fear, then?” Mr. Al ford said, addressing her for the first time that day. “No!” she answered, quietly look ing up to meet his eyes for au in stant. I was struck by the expression of their fncjs, I can only describe it by saying that it was at once inquiring and guarded. The tone and manner of both wore quiet and gentle, and even a little softened, bnt whether it was the self-control which veils dis like with a mantle of courtesy, which is all the more scrupulously considerate because it has to bo considered, or whether it urns that calm mask which covers deep and troubled love, I could not toll. That evening at tea Mr. Alford an nounced that ho should return to the city the next day. Bessie exclaimed,and so did Frank, but Miss Marvalo said not a word, only wont on with her supper and never looked up. I saw him look at hdr and color at the apparent indiffer ence she displayed. But she didn’t cat another mouthful of supper, al though she trifled with her teaspoon and broke her cake to crumbs. After tea she wont up stairs to her room and stayed there au hour. When, she came down wo wore all out in the moonlight, walking up and down, Bes sie on Mr. Alford’s arm, Fred and I with our cigars, “Clara,” Bessie called out, “colno and help mo coax Mr. Alford to stay another week. Frank siiv’-Sf thai.Jf.iw will stay a woojt ifltger we might shorten our stay a week, and so go all Clara Marvalo sauntered slowly down the walk, the moonlight full and white on her face and dross, “I could not hope to succeed where you fail,” she said, carelessly, pausing as she met the two. “Besides) I don’t see why wo should interfere with Mr, Alford’s business. If ho prefers going immediately, I should not ask him to stay." There was an awkward silence for a fnomeut, then Mr, Alford proposed that we should all retire, since we were to see him off at six the next morning. But I saw that after we had gone up stairs he wont out again, and from the parlor window I heard his step pacing to and fro in the gar dens. I wondered if Miss Marvalo heard it too. It was one o’clock when ho came in and went up to his room. Then I dropped, to sleep. How long 1 had slept I know not, but I was awakened by a loud sorcuni that was repeated before I was out of bed. There was a confusion of sounds as I opened our door—Mr. and Miss Markham were coming out of their rooms, the man Jacob was looking from his and Mr. Alford,fully dressed, was standing in the hall. “What is it?” he asked, for there was silence. “Where is hc?”cried Mr. Markham, running down the hall with a light, his gray hair streaming back, his face full of affright, “My God !” ho cried, seeing Miss Marvalo’s door open. Mr. Alford was at his side in an in stant, and Frank and I followed them into the room. The sight wc saw was one calculated to justify the old miin’a exclamation. Miss Marvalo, in her night dross, with her hair streaming down her shoulders was standing against the opposite wall of the room, her face perfectly white, her hands clasped on her bosom and her eyes riveted in a gaze of terror on a man who, half-crouching, was slowly approaching Lor, moving softly and warily as a cat, watching her every motion, ready to intercept any step of flight. This man was evidently of tall and powerful frame, his hair was long, black and shaggy,and hie clothes wore in rags. As ho hoard our steps in the door be straightened himself up, and turned his face for a backward glance. That one look was enough. The * wolfish eyes,the haggard and working face, could only belong to a maniac. This glance was but momentary, for, as wo all rushed toward him, ho gave a cry, and sprang to grasp Miss Mar vale. “I’ll finish her 1” lie cried with a fiendish laugh, There was not a word said among ns, bat, ns he grasped her, four men were upon him, tearing his hands away from the white throat they hud grasped, clasping his own throat with n strong grip, tugging at his waist, tugging at his legs. It took ail that we could do, and even then Jacob had added his strength to that of my fin gers on the madman's windpipe be fore ho Jot go his hold. They had a rope and bound liim ban 1 aud foot, and carried him howling fike a demon j away. Bnt as 1 paused to take breath i alter idling go my hold, 1 saw a iria ture suggestive rather of heaven than hell. Miss Marvalo was leaning still against tho wall, catching her breath after that half strangling, and stand ing before her was Mr. Alford, glow ing, hesitating. “Ob, Winthorpel” she said,stretch ing her hands out to him. I heard the full, deep breath ha gave ns ho took a step nud gathered her closely to his heart, and then I knew that Winthorpo Alford loved that woman ns ho loved his life. There was no more sleep for any of us that night. After a while wo all gathered in the parlor. Miss Marvnlo, dressed and blushing, seated on a sofa with Mr. Aiford beside her, aud glancing at her every movement with his fond and shining eyes. Bessie hud mo ou one side and Frank on the other,-and even then was uot sure she might not bo carried oil'. Presently Miss Markham came in and seated herself, facing ns all, tho gray light of early morning shining in her pula face. “We owe you n full explanation,” she began, “and nu bumble apology also. .J will make both os short as I can. The man you saw tonight is my brother’s only son, John. Ho has been crazy off and on for years, and liis father hated to scud him to an asy lum, We thought that wo could keep him hero just as well, and this is tho first tune ho ever broke out. No ouo knows about him, and wo didn’t want them to know. Poor John always said that if people knew ho had crazy fits they would never trust him. When ho has been so the people of Dover have thought that ho was always at sea. It wasn’t right to take nay ouo into tho house; but wo made up our minds that John must go to an asy lum, and my brother couldn’t well af ford to send him without sending something to increase his income. I hope you won’t think hard of us. Wo feel badly enough. My brother nud Jacob are going to carry him away this morning.” Of course wo pitied ond assured her, and offered to do anything hi our power to help them. Mr. Alford was so happy ho was upon tho point of telling the distressed lady that the young man’s being a maniac hod been a most fortunate circumstance for him, when ho was interrupted by tho sound of their bringing tho poor fel low down. The rest of us went to tho window to see them get into the carriage, but Miss Marvnle bung back, covering her eyes from tho sight, nud her lover loaning toward her, was whispering something that changed her pallor to blushes. A Coimldernle Haj. W. A. llalsoy tolls anent dog story which ho says will bo verified by Architect (1. A. Btaehiiu. One breezy morning recently they were riding down Market street upon tho roar of a trolley oar when the oar passed over a uiee, light, soft hat, which had blown between the tracks. Tbo hat was not injured, but tbe wind gave it n little flirt after the oar had passed and dropped it fairly upon one of tho rails. A big New York oar was com ing, and ahead of it a big mongrel pointer dog was trotting along. The dog glanced at the hat, looked back at tho cur, and then, picking up tho hat in his teeth,' ran over to the curb and deposited it upou tbo side walk near a group of pavers who were working alongside of tho coart house. After putting the hat in a safe plnoe, tho dog lopeiVaftcr tho big car and took bis place in front of it, Mr. Hulsey did uot see tho owner of the hat nor did Mr. Btaehiiu, but they passed several remarks about the sa gacity of the dog, and it is believed that they, agreed that it would bo bet ter not to speak of the incident except to people who know them well,—New. ark (N. J.) Sunday Call. Six Miles of Elk. Wyoming's gome warden is credited with the statement that tho number of oik wintering in the Jackson Hole country is greater than for many pre vious years. A conservative estimate fixes the number at 30,000. They are ou every bill and iu every valley, and tbe night's sounds are most piteous from the crying of the calves lost from their mothers. Every morning thou sands are seen traveling from the groat swamps along the. Snake river to the Oros Venire hills. Tho game warden says; "I recently gazed upon a sight which fir surpassed ‘anything I had over seen, and it utterly astonished and amazed me. For a distance of six miles o herd of elk was stretched out- Thu animals had made u trail through tho snow which was packed us hard us dinted ice. 1 know (hero were 15,000 head of elk iu that baud.” —Sports Afield. The Hy hi llm Ointment, Visitor (iu Rarulyille)--’rbis is a very pleasant and homelike pl ica, nud I cannot understand why so many families should have moved away from it during the last few mouths, ns yon say. Native Yon uaven't heard our young ladies’ brass baud yet.-Judge. There are more wrecks in the Bal tic than iu any other place in the world. HORSES OF_ ARABIA. Each Animal Is Broken to Its Own er's Hand. A Good Brood-Mare Is Never Ridden or Sold. R. Talbot Kelly, au English artist ivho line lived much among the Arabs, writes nud illustrates a paper entitled ‘‘ln the Desert with the Bedouin” for the Century. Mr. Kelly writes ns fol lows of the famous Arabian horses; The Hnnaardi anil Nepbaarta Arabs are famous horse-breeders, and take great pride in their stud. These horses are, I think, the best "Arabs” X have seen ; and far from being the gnzelle likc creatures usually depicted, they are strongly built, largo-boned animals of from fifteen to iUtcen and a half hands, high. I have seen ouo of six teen nud a half hand*, but this is un usual. Their immense neck and shoulders make them appear perhaps 0 little light behind; but they have plenty of staying power, nud their length of hock is an earnest of the speed they undoubtedly possess. Par ties from these tribes are constantly roaming tbe deserts of Syria and Mesopotamia in search of good brood mares; and I have heard of ns much as a thousand guineas being paid for one, and a good brood-male is never parted witli or ridden, I remember seeing a bunch of No phnnrtn horses brought in for the in spection of an emissary of the Khe dive, who wished to purchase a pair for His Highness. There were some twenty or twenty-five of the most beautiful colts possible, with the ex ception of one rather wesdy-looking beast. As soon ns Sheik Mansonr saw it he shouted: "Take it away, and give it to the first man you meet. I will not own that as a Ncpbaarln horse 1” The Khedive’s agent event ually selected two, for which I saw him pay five hundred pounds Egyp tian. Entire Arab horses are always rather difficult to ride at first, though after a few days, when horse and rider have become reconciled, they are docile enough, and easily trained. Each man has virtually to break his horse to his own hand, nud should another mount nu apparently quiet beast, he would have to do the work all over again. It seems to boa tacit under standing between horse and rider that their joint career begins with a struggle for the mastery. To a visitor like myself, whoso mounts must con stantly bo changing, the prospect is sufficiently alarming. One’s early days in nn Arab camp are frequently days of pain and tribulation, us one slowly recovers from a bout with a half-savage stallion. Though they eventually become quiet aud obedient to their masters’ hand, great care must be observed, wbea riding in company, not to allow one’s horse to approach within kick ing distance of another, or disastrous results follow. The horses are always ready for a light, and deceitfully ap pear to be ou their best behavior im mediately before an outbreak, I was riding one day with a small party of Bamana Arabs, when two men care lessly approached too close. I called out to them to sheer off a little, but before they oouid respond a general melee was in process, and almost in stantly my horse had its toeeth in the neck of one of theirs, while the other was killed by a kick which burst its stomach. Fortunately wo all escaped with a few bruises, though tho riders do not always get off so easily. When riding at full gallop, however, tho at tention of the horses is concentrated upon tho race, aud the men may ride ns close together os they like, but cure must be taken to wheel apart (is the pace slackens. Nothing can exceed the intoxication of a race in tho desert. Choosing a stretch of level sand, you give your horse the signal to go, and he is off with a spring that almost unseats you; nud I have scon an instance where the sudden strain burst the girths and left man nud saddle in tho dust, while tho horse was a hundred yards away before the discomfited rider realized what had happened. The speed that those horses attain is very great, and their reach forward is prodigious, as 1 found ou one occasion, when iuy horse's hind hoof cut tho heel clean off my boot. After a gallop, instead of breaking into a cantor and then into a trot before stopping, they sim ply put their fore feet together aud stop dead, their impetus frequently causing them to slide several yards. I understand that it is on this account that Arab horses are shod on tho fore feet only. The Monkey's Jtcvcnyc. "Black .lack 1 is dead, and no mon ument attesting to his worth rears its head over his grave. Ho was buried very simply. Jack was about as bright a monkey ns ever was seen, and he afforded a great deal of fun for his master, a promiunfit West Philadel phia lawyer, His tricks were many, but ouo of the most amusing things be ever did is told by his master in this wise: "Ouo day tho servant girl oamo run ning into tho dining-room, where we wore at dinner. She was very much excited and her clothes were sprinkled with water. She declared that the monkey had squirted water upon he# from tho hydrant in the yard. We didn’t believe her, but she insisted that it was so,• I told her to go out in the yard again, and we would watoh from the kitchen window. Sure enough, as soon as the girl appeared. Jack jumped for the hydrant. He turned the cook, bat the water didn’t come. He looked at the spigot for a minute very quizzically, and finally poked his finger up the hole. Then be turned the cock a little more, and when tho water came he put bis ’hand’ under the spigot and directed tb* stream straight at the girl. For a long lime we wondered where on earth he hud learned the trick,bat we finally decided that tho girl must have done tho same thing to him at some timo or other, although she persistently de nied having done so. “There was auotbor peculiar thing about Jack,” continued the master; "ho harbored an intense hatred for tho servant girl. Bho had beaten him onco and ho never forgot it. During tho winter we always kept .Tack in the cellar. Tho school children used to come and peer through the cellar win dows, but Jack resented this. He’d throw coni at tho windows whenever a child appeared. Ho broke every pane of glass in the windows, and af ter that the children never bothered him. But when the girl found it nec essary to go down into tho collar for coal she always had to bavo someone accompany her. Otherwise Jack would simply poll the life out of her with bits of coal. Tho members of the family had a sort of restraining in fluence over him, but the girl couldn’t control him nt all. Jack was very fond of baked potatoes, and one day the girl, hoping to win back the monkey’s respect, went down into the collar with a dish of tho favored tubers. Jack took tho potatoes with apparent gratitude and delight, but when the girl turned her back and started up stairs, tho potatoes, ono after another, camo whzziug about her oars.”—Phila delphia Itccord, Unnecessary Hardship. ‘•Experience,*’ said the man who had been tolling tales of the sen, “is a great thing, but it gets in tho way sometimes. I’ll never forgot the last shipwreck I was in,” “It must bo terrible,” said the boy whom ho was entertaining, “to bo adrift in the ocean.” “It is rather trying tq realize that laud is miles away, no matter whether you measure sidewise or straight down. But this shipwreck wasn’t on tho ocean.” “But you said you had sailed the Atlantic.” “Yes, that’s where I got my experi ence ; but it was on Lake Superior that I found myself with nothing to tie to except an old washstaud. It was three days before I was picked up. ” “Weren’t you almost dead?” "Pretty near.” “From hunger?” “Partly that. And I suffered some from thirst. But the most of it was humiliation. Tho first thing I asked for was a drink of water. I had suf fered agonies. My throat was parched, and my tongue felt like a herring. Ono of the men in tho boat looked at mo as if ho thought I was delirious, but when I repeated my request he took a tin con, leaned over tho side of the boat and dipped me up a drink. Then I realized for the first time that I was on fresh water instead of salt, and that there wasn’t tho least excuse for a saue man’s going thirsty a minute. Experi ence is a great teacher, my boy. Never tnru up your nose nt it. But re member that it is ns likely as not to rnv you into trouble if you haven’t common sense as a compass to steer by.”—Washington Star. A Funereal Gift. The Queen is an expert and indefat igable knitter. During the last Egyp tian campaign she and the ladies of the household employed themselves in knitting quilts, which at the end of the war were sent to Netloy Hospital for the use of the wounded. One of these, made entirely by Her Majesty and bearing an elaborate V. R. in the centre, was the covering par excellence of the institution ,aud in universal demand for a time. In assessing tho claims of the candi dates for the honor of sleeping under it, tho medical stuff naturally gave the precedence to tho most severely wounded, and the one most likely to die. Very soon, n'msl an evil omen attached itself to tho distinction, the climax of which was reached one night, when a poor soldier,feeling something touching his bedclothes, woke up with the presperation pouring down his face, and cried out; “Oh, sir, do anything you like with me, but for heaven’s sake don’t givq mo the quilt”—New York Journal, Imitation Almonds. Imitation almonds ore now being sfcid in Chicigo which are said to be real works of art, so perfectly do they resemble in appearance the nut in question. They are made out of poach stones, cut to the proper size, ground smooth, and then delicately engraved. --Philadelphia Record. roil THE HOUSEWIFE. MRS- Royer's whole wheat bbka. * Mr*. Boyor'* favorite reoipo h'f whole wheat bread calls for one two cakes of compressed yeast. To a, pint of milk add a pint of boiling water, when lukewarm add a teaspoon, ful of salt and the yeast. Add eufli cieut whole wheat float to make a batte* that will drop from the spoon. Bant fifteen minutes; the harder yon beat the lighter the broad. Let stand in a warm place two and a half bonrs, then add sufficient flour to make a dough- Take out on the board,knead lightly and make into loaves. Let rise in a worm place one hoar, and bake thirty minutes, GOOD GAME riß. Line n round tin with crust, nqd at the bottom place a few strips of fat bacon, then a layer of forcemeat,made as indicated below, then boned joints of rabbit or poultry, or even small fillets of veal, filling up spaces with the forcemeat,and placing more bacon nt the top. Pour half a tcocupful of gravy over all, pnt on the upper crust fastening the edges well together and trimming according la fancy. When half baked draw the pie out of the oveu and brush it all over with beaten egg. Bake altogether about Hn hour and a half. Forcemeat; One-half pound of calf’s liver fried and sim mered until perfectly tender, then pounded with an equal quantity of fat bacon, about a tcacupful of bread crumba, a tablespoonful of mixed and sifted herbs(sago, thyme, parlsey.otc.), black popper and allspice each half a teaspoonful and the same of salt. Mix thoroughly, PIE CRUST MADE WITHOUT HANDS. For Pie Crust—Put half pint flout Into a bowl, add half teaspoonful salt and half cup of lard (one gill). Chop the lard fine in the flour with the knife, add ono-qnartcr cup of ice water and mix it with the same knife into a firm paste. Turn it on to a floured board, dust over with flour, roll out with a rolling pin half au inch thick; then fold it three double, roll out once more and fold it the same way. Out the paste in half, roll one-half out thin, lino pie plate with it and fill the plate with the ingre dients the pie is to be made of. 801 l out the other half, lay this over the pie, press the paste off which hangs over the edge of the plate with yonr little finger of the right hand ; then spread half teaspoonful lard over the top crust Cut two small incisious in the top and bake in medium hot oven. This pie crust is excellent when made right It must not be touched with the hands. Tho whole svork should be done with the knife and rolling pin, and care should be takeu not to bavo the paste too stiff. lu that case a little more water maybe added. In place of lard, butter may be taken, or half butter and half lurd, or clarified dripping. If cottoleuo is used take only half as much of ootto ieno as lard; otherwise prepare the same as above. HOUSEHOLD HINTS. A coffee pot should bo thoroughly washed, scalded and dried every day. Dredge the top of a cake with flour before icing and the icing will not run. The great point in cooking a potato, by whatever method, is to know when it is done. To give a fine flavor to corned-beef hash use good soup stock for moisten ing, with a pinch of salt, sugar nul cayenne. Tho resistance of glass jars that re fuse to open can be overcome by sot ting them, top downward, in on iuch or two of hot water. Putting vinegar on the delicately flavored spinach is classed by tho gour mets with that other epicurean crime of sugaring lettuce. To give on appetizing flavor to a broiled beefsteak, out an onion in half and rub it over tho hot platter with the me*ed butter. To keep onions while after boiling do not cook too long, nor in an iron pot. Cooked in agate iron or in por celain lined kettle and removed as soon as boiled, they will be white and good to look at. Cornraeal will not keep as well as flour; so if yon do not use much of it buy only in small quantity, and keep in a cool, dark place. When it gets old it has a musty flavor that makes it unfit for use. Tho bread-server is an English ad dition to the list of small silver table furnishings. It is u broad fonr-tined fork with a short handle and a ring at tho end, • With it the slice may be lifted from tray or-plate. If you have a lot of pretty fringed doylies and towels whoso beauty will be gone when the fringe gets worn off, bo sensible and wash them at home. When ready to iron them have them quite damp indeed, shake gently and then oomb out tho fringes with ft coarse oomb kept for that purpose alone. Iron with a very hot iron and shake again just before begi \tiing to fold, and you will bare fr va that looks new always, 1 /