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'I have brought your dinner, father, v
The blacksmith's daughter said,
As she took from her arms a kettle,
And lifted its shining lid. ... r
"There's not any pie or pudding,
So I will give you this "
And upon his toil-worn forehead
' She left a childish kiss. . n .
The blacksmith tore otf his apron.
And dined in happy mood.
Wondering much at the savor
Hid in his humble food ;
While all about were visions .
Full of prophetic bliss,
But he never thought of the magic
In his little daughter's kiss.
While she with her kettle swinging,
Merrily trudged away,
Stopped at the sight of a squirrel,
Catching some wild bir lay ;
And I thought how many a shadow
Of life and fate we would miss,
If always our frugal dinners
Were seasoned with a kiss.
Take one pint and a half of the
thickest cream, tie it up in a cloth
and hang it in a cool place to drain
for twenty-four hours, at the end ot
which time it should be quite firm.
Turn it out on a piece of muslin, and
form it into a squ ire or long shape.
Light: White sugar, 1 cups; but
ter, one-half cup ; sweet milk, one
half cup; flour, 2 cups; whites ot
four eggs, two teaspoonfuls of bak
ing powder, flavor with lemon.
Dark part : Brown sugar, one cup ;
molasses, one-half cup ; butter, one
half cup ; sweet milk, one-half cup ;
yolks of four eggs ; 21 cups of flour ;
two teaspoons of baking powder;
mix in separate pans; flavor with
Take two and a half scant cupful
of flour; alter silting it, mix well
with one heaping teaspoonful of
baking powder and sift again ; add
one cup and a half of white sugar,
blended with half a cup of butter;
beat the whites of two eggs ; add
half a cup of milk gradually to the
flour; then the sugar and the but
ter; mix the white of eggs, and last
of all add a teaspoonful of the es
sence of almond. Bake in a hot
oven for three-quarters of an hour.
! Chickens prepared in this way are
a change from the usual fricasse :
Cut up two young chickens, cook
them for half an hour in a saucepan
with a little bacon cut in dice, add
ing thyme, two bay leaves, a small
onion, parsley and a piece of butter,
moistening with white wine. Mix
the yolks of three eggs in half a cup
of cream and pour the mixture over
the chickens, taking the saucepan
instantly off the fire. Arrange the
pieces of chicken symmetrically on
a dish and serve.
Beat the yolks of two eggs in a
pudding dish ; add two cupfuls of
sugar; dissolve four teaspoonfuls of
corn starch in a little cold water;
stir into it two teacupfuls of boiling
water; put in the juice of two lem
ons with the grated peel; mix all
together with a teaspoonful of but
ter, bake about fifteen minutes.
When done spread over the top the
beaten whites of two eggs, previous
ly sweetened with white sugar ; let
it brown a moment in the oven;
Serve either cold or hot.
Boil pigs' feet in water without
salt, and let it stand over night. In
the morning skim oft the fat (which
will be formed, in a cake on top),
put in a tin pan, boil until all water
is evaporated Bottle and keep for
use. Give a teaspoonful every fif
teen minutes on the appearance of
the first symptoms, and apply freely
to the chest and throat, rubbing
well. A celebrated physician says
that a child cannot have croup if
pigs' feet oil is administered at the
the first symptoms.
Prepare the meat as for ordinary
hash, chopping it very fine, moisten
with a spoonful of cold gravy or
meat juice if you : have it, add an
equal-qiiantiof mashed potatoi s
V - . s . - - ." . . .
brerd crumbs finely grated and
soared ir tnillt 6r!creaif I fHVork all
well tooreiner witn ine nanu, tinaive
intq rons ipqui inree incua ung
ano.nair .tnej inieKnessanoj uroyvn
in a hot'bveri fifteen oFtwenty min
utes, or you may spread the hash in
a well-greased breadpan and set it
in the oven, when browned on the
DOttom xurn inio a uisu. crusteu Niue
up and send to the table.
Put a quart of milk into your pan,
let it come to a boil, mix smoothly
three tablespoonfuls of corn-starch
and a little cold milk, add the yolks
of three eggs beaten, half a teacup
of sugar, flavor with vanilla, lemon
or anything your fancy suggests
stir into the scalding milk, continue
stirring till the consistency of starch
ready for use, then put into the pan
or dish you wish to serve in; beat
the whites of the eggs with a teacup
of pulverized sugar, spread over the
top, place in the oven a few minutes
till the frosting is a pretty brown.
Can be eaten with cream, or is good
enough without. For a change you
can bake in cups.
Three eggs, half a cup minced
ham, a little cream, tablespoonful
melted butter, salt, one cup of bread
crumbs. Butter the bottom of a
small dish, soak the bread crumbs
with a little milk, melted butter and
salt, till soft, then line the bottom
and sides of the pan with bread,
then a layer of ham mixed with
cream. Cover the pan closely with
a plate or some dish and set in the
oven till smoking hot. Beat the
eggs, whites and yolks sepai'ater,
till they are stiff. Season with pep
per and salt, add melted butter and
one tablespoonful of cream ; pour
this on the ham ; return to the oven
and bake till the eggs are firm.
Serve hot for breakfast.
An easy way to make Charlotte
russe is to take about one-fifth of a
package of gelatine and a half a cup
ful of cold milk ; place this in a far
ina boiler if you have one, if not set
a basin containing it into a pan or
pail of boiling water; stir until the
gelatine is dissolved, pour into a
dish, and place where it will cool
rapidly; then take a pint of perfect
ly sweet cream, beat it with an egg
beater until it is light and thick:
flavor the cream with lemon or va
nilla and sweeten to your taste ;
when the gelatine is cold, or at least
cool, stir it into the cream and pour
this over the lady fingers which you
have arranged in a glass dish or
mould ; to vary the appearance of
the dish you can split the lady fing
ers and cover the cream with them.
For ordinary nervous toothache,
which is caused by the nervous sys
tem being out of order or by exces
sive fatigue, a hot bath will so
soothe the nerves that sleep will
naturally follow', and upon getting
up, the patient will feel very much
refreshed and the toothache gone.
For what is known as " jumping"
toothache, hot, dry flannel applied
to the face and neck is very effect
ive. For common toothache, which
is caused by indigestion, or by
strong, sweet acid or anything very
hot or cold in a decayed .tooth, a lit
tie piece of cotton steeped in strong
camphor or oil of cloves is a good
remedy. Care in the diet, especially
when the bowels are disordered, is
helpful to mitigate toothache. If
the tooth is much decayed, nothing
is better than its extraction.
Slice a small, white cabbage very
fine with a sharp knife. Put half a
cup of vinegar in one saucepan, and
half a cup of milk in another. When
the vinegar is hot, add one table
spooonful of granulated sugar, one
tablespoonful of butter and salt and
pepper to taste. Let , all come to
boiling point, and then add the finely-cut
cabbage, set the pan on the
range where it will not boil but be
kept very hot, covering closely.
When the milk is hot, mix with it
one well-beaten egg and set it on
the fire, stirring until it thickens.
Turn the cabbage into a salad bowl,
pour tne hot egg and milk over it,
mixing thoroughly with a silver
fork. Cover the bowl while the cab
bage is still hot and set where it will
cool very rapidly. Serve cold.
A minister made an interminable
call upon a lady of his acquaintance.
Her little daughter, who was pres
ent, grew very weary of his con
versation, and whispered in an
audible key: Didn't he bring his
amen with him, mamma?''
"The average American farmer.
says a prominent, Eastern physician,
" wears out, on an average, two
wives in the course of his
own life." The statement is an
interesting one, but is borne out by
vital statistics. A heavy part- of
the wear and tear and worry which
strains and racks the brain of our
farming communities is borne by
the often unseen but important
power which sways at once the
destinies of the kitchen and nur
sery, the barn-yard and dairy..
Our farmer housewives receive
too little consideration at home and
appreciation abroad. The unend
care of house and children, of clothes
and kitchen, the multifarious duties
of real farm work in garden and
pasture and dairy, and the dozen
cares and responsibilities which
are laid on their shoulders and wil
lingly carried, receive too little at
tention from the outside world.
The result of crops and making
of buildings and fences, the improve
ments made in open air, and the
wagon-loads of produce carried to
market, are more tangible they
attract at once the notice of neigh
bors and townsmen and give the
hard-working proprietor a well
earned reputation for thrift and in
dustry. But in how many instances
is the succcess of the farmer out cf
doors rendered possible by the
uncomplaining energy of the tire
less worker in the home, whose
genius for economy and whose labors
at the churn and in the farm-yard
add to the little hoard of increas
ing savings? The true farmer's
wife, and there are thousand
of them scattered through Ne
braska in happy little homes, has
done as much, in her quiet way,
towards development of our State
from frontier to farm-land as her
sturdy husband and sons. Her
work, though largely unseen, has
been no less effective. It shows in
upbuilding of home interests and
all that goes to make up purity and
happiness in the home and in the
community. It manifests itself in
the thrifty economy of those who
are to make the future wives of
coming farmers, and in the integ
rity and industry of the sons who
will some time take their father s
place in the field and furrow. The
West owes as much to the farmer's
wife as it does to himself, but re
sults have been too often attained
at the expense of the worn-out lives
of the faithful women who have
been pioneers in the procession of
civilization and development.
Omaha Bee.
Unsunned rooms, cause unsound
Hang up the brooms; they will
last longer.
Clogged wicks can be cleaned, by
boiling them in soap suds.
If you have no dark place for the
fruit cans, wrap each one separately
in heavy paper.
Good dishes and bright silver or
other tableware, make pleasant
work of housekeeping.
Air, but don't sun feather ticks
and pillows; the sun draws the oil,
making an unpleasant smell.
Much of the ordinary bother of
washing lamp chimneys on the in
side, can be saved by using a stick
witn a sponge tied to the end.
Always put a little soda in milk
that is to be boiled, as an acid is
formed by boiling.
Children hunger perpetually . for
new ideas. They will learn with
pleasure from the lips of parents
wnat they deem drudgery to study
in books ; and even if thev have
the misfortune to be deprived: of
many educational advantages, they
will grow up intelligent people.
We sometimes see parents who are
the life of every company which
iney enter, ami, silent and uninter
esting at home amontr their children -
If they have not. mental stores
sufficient for both, let them first
use what they have for their own
households. A silent home is a dull
place for youncr neonle. a rdaee
from which they will escaie if
they can. How much useful informa
tion, and what unconscious but ex
cellent mental training is imparted
in lively, s( c'al argument. Culti
vate to the utmost the art of eoni.
versation at home. Farm and Fire
side ' ' ' .
That it is easier to retain health than
to regain it, : : ; 41 ; '
. That . serious headaches often come
from ill-fitting spectacles;
That tin cleaned with paper will shine
better than when cleaned with flannel.
That cistern water may be purified by
charcoal put in a bag and ' hung in the
water. '
That powdered rice, sprinkled upon
lint and applied to fresh wounds, will
stop bleeding.
That salt will remove the stain from
silver caused by eggs when applied dry
with a soft cloth.
That hot, dry flannels, applied to the
face and neck, is a very effective remedy
for a "jumping toothache."
That fruit dust stains on table linen or
other white, clothes may be removed by
soaking in a weak solution of oxolic acid.
That hard waters are to be preferred
to soft waters in the teapot, as the hard
waters dissolve less of the tannin of the
That after tea has been steeped in
boiling water, for three minutes, a large
proportion of the valuable constituents
are extracted.
That the most effectual remedy for
slimy and greasy drain pipes is copperas
dissolved and left to work gradually
through the pipe.
That plaster of Paris ornaments may
be cleaned by covering them with a thick
layer of starch, letting it dry thoroughly,
and brushing with a stiff brush.
That a room crowded to discomfort with
furniture and ornaments, no matter how
costly, is never restful and homelike,
and always suggestive of the shop or the
That old feather beds, by putting them
upon a green grass plot during a heavy
shower, permitting them to be thor
oughly wet through, and then dried and
beaten with light rods, will freshen and
enliven the feathers.
That a dark and gloomy room may be
brightened by placing ebonized shelves
over the doors and windows, grouping
scarlet, yellow or gilded fans upon the
walls, and placing pretty bric-a-brack
and vases in positions where they will be
brought into relief by a cheerful .back
ground. That by acting on the following instruc
tions a nice summer drink may be made :
Cut a lemon into thin slices, put them
in a jar or pitcher, and add a heaping
tablespoonful of sugar and a pint of hot
water: let it stand until cool ; strain into
a bottle ; place on the ice until wanted.
Good House keeping.
The way to keep the baby from
becoming "spoilt" is to let it cry as
little as possible. It will gain
strength of mind to endure its ne
cessary ills all the sooner if it is al
lowed to suffer as little as possible
from ills that can be avoided. Its
wants should be anticipated, its
sources of discomfort should be re
moved as soon as they arise, without
waiting for it to cry ; it should be
prevented in every way from form
ing the habit of crying. Study its
expression ; When it is tired of play
ing on the floor, take it up and
dance it about the room, and let it
look out of the window for a few
minutes. In a little while it will be
glad to go back and , play on the
floor again. If it is necessary to re
sort to discipline, be careful to seize
the right moment for it. If you
want the baby to learn to go to
sleep without being rocked, choose
a day when it has been unusually
bright and happy all the morning,
wait until twenty minutes or so af
ter: the regular hour for its ; nap,
then give it a cup of milk particu
larly street and warm and nice,
make its little bed soft and cosy, lay
it down gently, and soothe it with a
little kissing and patting, and if it is
not al read- too much "spoilt," it
will only be too happy to close its
eyes in the sweetest kind of sleep
If it does not, its fit of crying will
be as brief and as little injurious as
it can be Babyhood.
Edward Atkinson, the well
known statistician, presents figures
showing that the railroads of the
United States give employment to
650,000 people and transport 400,
000,000 tons ot freight annually, one
half of which is food and fuel; and,
furthermore, it is proved that the
freight rates . are so low that the
machanic can have a year's supply
of food hauled from a distance of
1,000 miles for the proceeds of one
day's labor.
-You will always find at the
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Largest and Beit Asso ted ft ck of
Cooling and Heating Stoves,
in this section.
All Stoves guaranted to give perfect
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a specialty.
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Main Street, - - Salem, N. C.
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Wilmington, N. C, Sept. 27, 1885. J
lowing Schedule will be operated on this
Railroad : ,
Leave Wilmington at...-.........7.00 P. M.
Leave Raleigh at 7.85 P. M.
Arrive at Charlotte at. 7.30 A. M.
(Leave Charlotte at .8.15 P. M.
No. 2. Arrive at Raleigh at 9.00 A. M.
(Arrive at Wilmington at .8.25 A. 11.
LOCAL FREIGHT Passenger Car Attached.
Leave Charlotte at. 7.40 A. M.
Arrive at Laurinburg at 5.45 P.M.
Leave Laurinburg at 6.15 A. II.
Arrive at Charlotte at 4.40 P. M.
Leave Wilmington at 6.45 A. M.
Arrive at Laurinburg at .5.00 P. M.
Leave Laurinburg at 5.30 A. M.
Arrive at Wilmington at 5.40 P. M.
Local Freight between Wilmington and Lau:
rinburg Tri-weekly leaving Wilmington on
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Leave
Laurinburg on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sat
urdays. Passenger Trains stop at regular stations on
ly, and Points designated in the Company's
Time Table.
Daily except Sundays.
tvj- o Leave Charlotte at 8.15 A. M.
Arrive at Shelby at 12-15 P. M.
TSTr. a Leave Shelby at............... 1.40 A.M.
io. . Arrive at charlotte at 5.40 P. M.
Trains No. 1 and 2 make close connection at
Hamlet with R. & A. Trains to and from
Through Sleeping Cars between Wilmington
and Charlotte and Raleigh and Charlotte.
Take Train No. 1 for Statesville, Stations on
Western N. C. R. R., Asheville and points
Also, for Spartanburg, Greenville, Athens,
Atlanta and all points Southwest.
L. C. JONES, Superintendent.
W. F. CLARK, Gen'l Passenger Agent.
Cape Fear & Yadkin Valley Railway Co.
Condensed Time Table No, 13.
8:20 a.m.
9:50 a. m.
12:25 p. ni.
2:2-5 p. m-
Dinner at Fayetteville.
a. m.
ll:i.5 a. m
12:0 m.
1:45 p. m
4:00 p. m.
:15 p. !
Liberty .....
Ore Hill....
1:20 p. ni.
H:tO p. m.
6:f 5 p. m.
7:30 p. m.
Shoe Heel
Dinner at Sanford.
Freight and Passenger T ain leaves B d
nettsv 11 le Tuesday. Thursda vs and Saturday!
at20 p.m., arriving at Shoe Heelat4:3Jj m
ana at fayetteville at H p. m.
Leaves Fayetteville on Tuesdays, T
days and SaturdayH at 6:30 a. ra.. Shoe II.
10 a.m., and arrives at Bennettsville at
Freight and Passe n ire r Train North I
Fayetteville da'lv at 8a.m.. rconnectli
Sanford with Freight and PasRengef Trai s to
Raleigh), leaviner Sanford ai. HiStfa. m. mfl
arriving at Greensboro at 6:40 p. m, ' .
- Leaves Greensboro daily at d.m.; 1 v
Snford at 11:15 a. m. and arrives it Fay
vine atssMU p. m. . ;
JOHN M. Bust. t
General Passenger A ;eD
Shoe Heel :4 a. m.
Fayetteville...... 12:03 m.
Sanford 2:15 p. m.
Ore Hill 3:13 p.m.
Liberty 4:37 p. m.
Greensboro 6:00 p. m.
Gen. Superintendent

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