Newspaper Page Text
J. T. HUTCHINSON, EDiTORS.
ED. JAMUS, I
WILLIAM KIlTJiiL., Attorney at
Law, Ebensburg, Pa.
August 13, 1868.
JOHN FENLON, Attorney at Law,
Office on High street. LatiS13
GEORGE M. READE, Attorney at
Law, Ebensburg, Pa.
Office in Colonnade Row. auglS
W- 1LLIAM H. SECnLEti, Attor
nev at Law, Ebensburg, Pa.
Office'in Colonnade Row. aug20
GEORGE W. OATMAN, Attorney at
Law and Claim Agent, and United
States Commissioner for Cambria county, Eb
ensburg, Pa. augl3
JOHNSTON & SCANLAN, Attorneys
at Law, Ebensburg, Pa.
Egr Office opposite the Court House.
K. L. JOHNSTON. aUg!3 J. K. SCANLAN.
SAMUEL SINGLETON, Attorney at
Law, Ebensburg, Pa.
57- Office on High street, west of Fos
ter's Hotel. augl3
JAMES C. EASLY, Attorney at Law,
Carrolltown, Cambria county, Pa.
55" Architectural Drawings and Fpecifi
cationa made. fauS13
J. WATERS, Justice of the Peace
Office adjoining dwelling, on High St.,
Ebensburg, Pa. Lau? U-bnr
aTSI1o"eMAKE11, Attorney at
. Law, Ebensburg, Ta.
Particular attention paid to collections.
gy Office on High street, west of the Di
A. EOPELIN, T. W. DICK,
KOI CLIN & DICK, Attorneys at
Law, Ebensburg, Pa.
fdT" Office in Colonade Itow, with Wm.
KitteH, Esq. Oct. 22.
J OSEPII S. STRATER, Justice of
the Peace, Johnstown, Pa.
Em?" Office on Market street, corner of Lo
cust street extended, and one door south of
the late office of Wm. M Kee. auglo
HDEYEREAUX, M. !., Physician
an.l Surpeon, Summit, Pa.
fsZf Office east of Mans'on House, on Rail
road street. Night calls promptly attended
to, at his office. augl3
U. 1E WITT ZEIGLKR
Having permanently located in Ebens
burg, offers hi3 professional services to the
citizens of town and vicirity.
Teeth .extracted, without f n, with Xitrvu
Oxide, or Laughing Has.
2s&- Rooms adjoining G. Huntley's store,
High street. augl3
JJ The Uuersigned, Graduate of the Bal
timore College or Dental Surgery, respectfully
offers bis professional cervices to the citizens
of Ebensburg. He has epuved no means to
thoroughly acquaint himself with every im
provement in his art. To many years of per
eonal experience, he has sought to add the
imparted experience of the highest authorities
in Dental Science. He simply asks that an
opportunity may be given for his work to
speak its own praise.
SAMUEL BELFORD, D. D. S.
figyWill beat Ebensburg on the fourth
llonday of each month, to stay one wjek.
August 13, 18C3.
LOYD & CO., Bankers
Bay Gold, Silver, Government Loans and
other Securities bought and sold. Interest
allowed on Time Deposits. Collections made
on all accessible points in the United States,
ana a General Banking Business transacted.
August 13, 186S.
M. LLOYD & Co., Bankers
Drafts on the principal cities, and Silver
and tiold lor sale. Collections made. Mon
eys receive! on deposit, payable on demand,
without interest, or upon time, with interest
at fair rates. augl3
riMli: FIRST NATIONAL BANK
-- Of Johnstown, Pksna.
J'uiJ uf Capital $ 60,000 00
1'rivilege to increase to 100,000 00
We buy and sell Inland and Foreign Drafts,
Gold and Silver, and all classes of Govern
ment Securities ; make collections at home
'ind abroad ; receive deposits ; loan money,
and do a general Banking business. All
business entrusted to us will receive prompt
attention and care, at moderate prices. Give
us a trial.
D. J. MORRELL.
Kuw'd. Y. Towssesd.
Jacob M. Campbsll
DANIEL J. MORRELL, President.
H. J. Robkhts, Cashier. sep31y
wm. m. llovd, Preset. joiin lloyd, Cashier.
IUIST NATIONAL BANK
C O VERNMENT A GEXC1",
DESIGNATED DEPOSITORY OF THE UNI
3 Corner Virginia and Annie sts., North
ard, Altoona, Pa.
Authorized Capital $300,000 00
"iSU Capital Paii in 150,000 00
All business pertaining to Banking done on
Iiierual Revenue Stamps of all denomina
tions always on hand.
To purchasers of Stamp?, percentage, in
Eiareps, -wm be allowed, as follows : $50 to
V 100. ? ftPP rlin ClAAAtAsit A .
q0. ' - i - ..., v i v m iuv. o per cent.
v200 and upwards, 4 per cent.
C AMUEL SINGLETON, Notary Pub-
'Jruce on High street, west of Foster's Ho-
'Oil WORK of all kinds done
AI.LI'G II ANIAN OFFICE,
EBENSBURG, PA., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19,-. 1808.
Dear Night, from the hills return !
Darkness hath passed away,
And I fiee the flush of morning burn
Over the mountains gray.
My life is like a song
That a bird sings in its sleeping ;
Or a hidden stream that flows along
To the sound of its own soft weeping.
Sunlight is made for care,
For the weary, languid day,
When the locust cymbals beat the air,
And the hot winds cease to play. -But
Night rolls dark and still,
ObliTitrn's fabled river,
In whose sweet silence the restless Will
Sleeps, and would sleep forever.
Shrill in the rustled maize
The boding cricket cries,
And thro' the East, where the dawn delays,
Seaward the wild duck flies :
Noon comes with brazen glare,
Stifling earth's sonjr with splendor,
To drink the mists from the glittering air,
And dew from the blossoms tender.
But when the Night comes cn,
"With cool and quiet signs,
To shed fond thoughts on his soul alone,
And rest in the tear-stained eyes,
I lie beneath the stars,
And life from their light is given,
Till my dreams escape from mortal wars
And sleep on the shores of heaven.
I must write it ; if nobody ever rcad3 a
line of it, I must, while it is all new and
freth in my mind, write out the history of
the last two weeks, and the description of
"our gal," as Harry calls her.
Our gal first made her appearance in
the house two weeks ago last Monday, and
I hailed her broad face and stout figure
with most hearty welcome. Little did I
realize but to begin at the beginning.
I was and am a very young housekeeper,
yet theoretically I do know something of
the arts and sciences thereunto appertain
in. x was mamcu aoout two -ears ago:
. T 1 1
but we have alwaj-s boarded until now,
and when I started in my pretty house,
with two good girls, and everything rjfew,
1 iancied clock-work would be a mere
wanderincr vasrrant compared with the
regularity of my proceedings.
kt 'Twos on a bunday morning," as the
song says, that my troubles began. . I was
dressing for church, when vaj chamber
maid came up with a rueful countenance.
"If 3'ou please, 31 rs. Harvey, I'm go
ing," she said. ;
. ."Going !" I exclaimed. "Where V
"To leave, ma'am, Home. I've got a
spell of neuralgia coining on, and I'm go
ing home to lay by."
"But you can lie down here if you are
"Well, ma'am, I ain't to say sick, ex
actly, but I'm fixing for a turn."
"A turn ?"
"Yes. I have neuralgia in spells, and
I Always feel 'em coming."
Words were vain. Go she would, and
go she did. I went into the kitchen to
explain to the cook that she must do dou
ble duty for a time. She was a perfect
termagant, and to my utter amazement she
wheeled round with the cry
"Gone ! Jane gone ! Will you get
another girl ?"
"How can I get a girl on Sunday ?"
"And to-morrow is wash-day ! Well,
I'm not going to stay to do all the work.
You'll either get another girl early to
morrow or I'll leave !"
"You'll leave now, in the shortest space
of time it takes to go from here to the
door," cried Harry from the sitting-room,
where he had overheard us
With many insolent speeches, she de
parted, and inconvenient as it was, I was
glad to see her go.
Of course there was no church, and I
began to get dinner. Ilarry, like a mas-
as he was, took off his coat
and came down to help me, with an assu
rance that he actually could not sit still
and hear the cook use the tone she did one
instant longer. It was a merry day.
Harry raked the fire till "his glossy brown
curls were powdered with gray, which
premature sign of age was produced, he
assured me, by care, and not the weight of
years. He peeled potatoes so beautifully
that they were about as big as bullets, af
ter he had taken off the skin an inch thick
all around. Pies were the only article of
cookery with which I was well ncquainted,
so I made a meat-pie, two npple pies, and
short-cake for supper, which we ate with
the dinner at six o'clock. It was late
enough when we cleared up, but at last all
was done but one thing. Ilarry was in
the bath-room refreshing himself, when I
discovered that the coal was all gone. I
hated to call him down, for he had worked
hard all day, so . I took the scuttle and
went down in the cellar myself, laughing
to think how he would scold when he
knew it. I am not strong, but I filled the
big scuttle, and tugging away with both
hands, started up stairs. i
I was at the top, my labor nearly over,
when somehow, I cannot tell how, I lost
my balance. I reeled over, and the heavy
thins: came with me, down to the bottom
I WOULD RATHER BE RIGHT THAHPRESIDENT. Hmey Clat.
of the stairs. I felt it crushing my foot.
I heard Harry's call, and then faifited. I
know now, though I did not then, how he
lifted me in his strong arms, and carried
me up stairs, and the touch of the cold
water which he poured over me is the
next thing I remember. As soon as I was
conscious and able to speak, I let him go
for the doctor, lamenting that mother and
Lou were both out of-town for the stan-.
"Well, well : it was a
weary night ; no?
time to scold, Ilarry said, so lie petted
nursed, and tended me, till my heart ached
with its fullness of love and gratitude.
Morning found me, my fractured ankle iff.
a box, lying helpless in' bed," "and HarryT
promised to send me a girl immediately
So, after this long prelude, I come to "ouj
jral.' Oh! I must tell you how Ilarr
O t '
made me a slice of buttered toast fir
breakfast by buttering the bread on boJi
?ides and then toasting it. j
It was about nine' o'clock when my nrv
girl came; Harry had given her a dad
latch-key, so she entered and came up j.o
my door. Her knock was the first pecu
liarity that startled me one rap, loud as a
pistol-shot, and as abrupt. i x
"Come in V i
With a sweep the door flew back, andln
the space stood my new acquisition. S6p
a moment ! I must describe her. Sie
was very tall, very robust, and very ujjy.
Her thick hair grew low on hcr ftre
head, and her complexion was unifornly
red. Her features were very large, tnd
her mouth full of (her only beauty) whte,
even teeth. Still, the face was far fom
stupid. The mouth, though large, vas
flexible and expressive, and the big blick
eyes promised intelligence. But oh ! brw
can I describe her "ways," as Ilarry ells
them r She stood for an instant perfectly
motionless, then she swept down in a hvr
and really not ungraceful courtesy.
"Madam," she said in a deep vcice,
"ycur most obedient."
"You are " I said questioningly
"Your humble servant."
This was not "getting on" a
"You are the girl Mr. Harvey sent from
the Intelligence Office ?
"I am that woman," zhc said, with
nourisn or ner snawi : "ana here ri my
certificate of merit and she took a paper
from her pocket. Advancing with a long
stepr a stop, another, step and stop, until
she readied my ; bedside,, 4hp hai-n If
the paper with a low bow, and thefri"
ping back three steps she stood vailing
for me to read it, with hands.' clasped and
drooping, and her head bent as if it were
It was a well-written, properly -worded
note from her former mistress, certifying
that she was honest and capable, and I
really had no choice but to keep her, fco I
told her to find her room lay off her bon
net, and then come to me again. I vas
half afraid of her. She was not drunk,
with those clear black eyes shining so
brightly, but her manner actually savored
of insanity. . However, I was helpless, and
then Harry would come as early as he
could, and I could endure to wait.
"Tell me your name," I said, as she
came in with the stride and stop.
"My name is Mary," she said, in a tone
so deep that it seemed to come from the
very toes of her gaiters.
"Well, Mary, first put the room in or
der before the doctor comes."
Oh, if words could only picture that
scene ! Fancy this tall, largo, ugly woman,
armed (I use the word in its full sense)
with a duster, charging at the furniture
as if she were stabbing her mortal enemy
to the heart. She stuck the comb into
the brush as if she were saying "Die,
traitor !" and piled up the books as if they
were fagots for a funeral flame. She cave
the curtains a sweep with her hands as if
she were putting back tapestry for a royal
procession, and dashed the chairs down in
their places like a magnificent bandit
spurning a tyrant in his power.
But when she came to the invalid
Xl- 1 A 1
was geiiue, almost caressing in ner man
ner, propping me up comfortably, making
the bed at once easy and handsome, and
i 1 i - . i
arransrmir mv nair ana aress witn a ner
feet perception of my sore condition. And
when she dashed out of the room, I for
gave the air with which she returned and
presented a tray to me for the sake of its
contents. Such delicious tea and toast,
and such perfection of poached eggs were
an apology for an eccentricity of manner.
I was thinking gratefully of my own com
fort and watching her hang up my clothes
in the closet in her own style, when the
door-bell rang. Like lightning she closed
the closet door, caught up the tray, and
rushed down stairs. From my open door
I could hear the following conversation,
which I must say rather astonished even
me, already prepared for any eccentricity.
Dr. Holbrook was my visitor, and of
course his first question was-
"How is Mrs. Harvey this morning ?"
In a voico that was the concentrated
essence of about one dozen tragedies, my
extraordinary servant replied ,
"What man art thou ?"
"Is the woman crazy ?" cried the doctor.
"Lay not that flattering unction to your
soul I" cried Mary. ;
"H'm yes- " said the doctor, musing
ly ; then in his own cheery, brisk tones ho
added :'"you are the new servant, I sup
Sir, I will serve my mistress till chiD
deiih shall part us from each other."
"H'm. Well, now, in plain English, go
til her I am here."
j Vl go and it is done !" was the reply,
ad with the slow stride and halt I heard
h cross the entry. , She was soon at my
dcr. "Madani.-4he doctor waits!" kKa
standing witlf -one arm out ia a grand
1 uuu tuyuw up, i sata, cnoJcmg
T t T.T " M T i i. I
ph'e went down again.. v- 4
VSir, from "my mistress I -have lately
cose, to bid you welcome and implore you
to iseend.. She waits within Ton cham- I
- &i'Stbr ypnrcoming.'V -: ,
Is it to be wondered at that the doctor
found his patient in perfect convulsions" of
laughter, or that he joined her in her mer-
"Where did you find that treasure ?"
"Harry sent her from the office."
"Stage-struck evidently, though where
she picked up the fifth-cut-actress manner
remains to be seen.
The professional art of his visit over, the
doctor stayed for a chat. "We were warm-
ly discussing the news of the day, when
wnew i tae tioor new open, ana in staiK-
ea xuary, ana announcea, wun a swing oi
"The butcher,, madam !"
I saw the doctor's eyes twinkle, but he
began to write in his memorandum-book
with intense gravity.
"Well, Mary," I said, "he is not wait-
"The dinner waits !" she replied.
"Shall I prepare the viands as mv own
judgment shall direct, or will your incli- I
nation dictate to me.
"Cook them as you will, but have a good
dinner for Mr. Harvey at two o'clock."
"letween the strokes 'twill wait his
appetite. And with another sweeping
curtsey she left the room, the door, as
usual after her exit, standing wide open.
She was as good as her word. "Without
any orders from me, she took it for granted
that .Harry would dine up stairs, and set
the table in mv room. I was beeriuninjr
to let my keen sense of the ludicrous tri
umph over pain and weariness, and I
watched her, strangling the laugh till she
was down stairs. To see her stab the po-
tatoes and behead the celery was a perfect
treat, and the air of a martyr' preparing
?C-riliwhich she poured out the wa-
ter was elegant. Harry was evidently
prepared for fun, ior he watched, her as
keenly as 1 did.
rot one mouthful would she bring to
me till ehe had made it as dainty as could
be; mashing my potatoes with the move-
ment of .a saint crushing vipers,, and hut-
in a man ner-that , fairly
transformed the knife into a dagger. -Yet loaf, as it ' makes the flour absorb more
the moment that she. brought it to me," all water ; therefore, a fotir-pound loaf of ba
the affectation dropped,-and no mother ker's bread will contain less nourishment
could have - been more naturally tender, than a loaf of home-made bread of equal
Evidently, with all her nonsense, she was weight. Economy should make every
kind hearted. woman her own bread-maker. The alum
It took but one day to find that We had also imparts a better color to the flour,
secured a perfect treasure. Her cooking and conceals any unpleasant odor arising
was exquisite enough for. the palate of an from damaged flour. Baker's bread dries
epicure ; she was neat to a nicety, and I much quicker than home-made. The rea
soon found her punctual and trustworthy, sou is that alum is what chemists call an
Her attentions to myself were touching in efflorescent salt, that is, it dries by expo
their watchful kindness. Sometimes, wheti sure to the air ; common salt ia diliques-
the pain was very severe, and I could only
lie suffering and helpless, her large hands
would smooth my hair softly, and her
voice became almost musical in its low
murmurings of "Poor child I poor little
child !" 1 think her large, strong frame,
anU consciousness oi yuybivm aupunuiu-jr
to me in my tiny form and helpless state,
roused all the motherly tenderness in her
nature, and she lavished it upon me freely,
I often questioned her about her former
places, and discovered to my utter amaze-
ment that she never was in a theater,
never saw or read a play, and was entirely
innocent of novel reading. ,
I had become soused to her manner,
, X" I . . . I .1-..-. .......
and no longer feared that she was insane,
when one evening my gravity gave way
utterly, and for the first time I laughed in
her face. She had been arranging my bed
and self for the night, and was just leav
tmr the room, holding in one hand an
empty pitcher and in the other my wrap
per. Suddenly a drunken man in the
street called out, with a yell that was
really startling, though by no means mys
terious. Like a flash, Mary struck an
nttifiiflft Onfl font advanced, her body
thrown slightly forward, the pitcher held
out, and the wrapper waved aloft, she
cried out in a voice of perfect horror,
"Gracious heavin"! What . hideous
screams is those !"
fTrnvltv was p-onc. I fairly screamed
with laughter, and her motionless attitude
'rir-'inc, ftiffi nnlv increased the
UUU Tl VllUlAtiQ . w - J .
"Go down, Mary, or you will kill me !"
I gasped at last.
To see her brandish a dust-brush would
strike terror to the heart of the most da
ring spider; and no words of mine can
describe the frantic energy with which
sho punches pillows, or the grim satisfac
tion on her face at the expiring agonies
of a spot of dirt she rubs out of existence.
The funniest part of all is her perfect un
consciousness of doing anything out of the
Way. ' '
Harrv found out the explanation. She
had lived for ten years with a retired ac-
- - ll
tress and actor, who wished to burj tnc
knowledge of their past life, and who never
mentioned the stage. Retaining in pri
vate life the attitudes and tones of their
old profession, they had made it a kind of
sport to burlesque the passions they so
often imitated, and poor Mary had uncon
sciously fallen into the habit of copying
their Tjeeuliarities When vrrTT f,lP
Europe, she found her way into the Intel-
lxng may she remain "our gal."
. ' . J .
Holy Writ assures Us that bread is the
staff of life : and our dailv exnerienre fullv
proves the. truth of the assertion. But it
is not' enough to procure this staff of life.
in sufficient quantity ; the. excellence of
its quality is also of great importance -J-
xne sironsr, neaitnv man mav periiaDs eat
poor bread without experionciusr any iu-
convenience, but the delicate child, or the
invalid whose impaired digestion requires
great cnrefulness in diet, cannot pay too
much attention to the quality. Bread is
indeed to them the staff or lite, lhe su-
perior nutritious properties of bread have
been disputed, but the doubt has been
dispelled by some chemical researches
maue iu r ranee, testing tne comparative
uuinuieui ui various euiuies
Messrs. Percy and Yangueliu have dis
covered that bread contains SO nutritious
parts in 100 ; meal, 34 in 100 : French
beans, 92 ; common beans, 79 ; peas, 93 ;
cabbages and turnips contain only 8 parts
solid matter in 100 pounds; while 100
pounds of potatoes contain 25 pounds of
solid substance. And aa a general result,
the scientific reporters estimate 1 pound
of good bread is equal to 2 J or 3 pounds
oi goou potatoes, aiarming statement
to many of us, who have supposed pota-
toes quite equal to bread in nutriment.
The Irish, whose food in the old country
chiefly consists ot potatoes and milk, might
find bread quite as cheap food if they
could raise the wheat. Potatoes also give
a flabbiness to the muscular system.
The word bread is derived from brayed
grain, from the verb to bray or pound ;
indicative of the old method of preparing
the flour. Dous:h comes from the Anlo-
Saxon word deaician, to wet, to moisten
Loaf is from the Anglo-Saxon Uf-ian, to
raise, to lilt up, as raised bread. Leaven
is derived from the French word levee, to
raise, as the Saxon word lif-ian.
Tho superiority of good ' home-made
j bread has . long been acknowledged,, yet
how lew lamibes reaily aiaxe good bread !
j All bakers use alum, wnicli is injurious
to the health, and causes indigestion iu
delicate persons. But the alum benefits
the baker in several ways ; it causes his
loavps 4 to separate evenly v and without
trouble, rand iucreases.rtho weight of -,the
cent, that is, it attracts moisture from the
air, and therefore bread which contains
salt only will keep moist much longer than
that which contains alum. These are
certainly good reasons why every woman
should make her own broad, or have it
I .J . . . .. I-t. L'ifnHnrk
muuu iu uci MI.1.UV.U.
We purpose to give a few recipes for
bread-making that will not fail. First we
will give a recipe for making yeast. The
yeast bought at the door is not always of
good quality. The recipe given for hop
yeast has been tested for 20 years and
rarely fails ; never, if the yeast jug is
perfectly sweet and the yeast properly
made." Boil in a porcelain or copper tin-
ned kettle, two large handf uls ot hops,
tied in a cloth, six large potatoes, sliced
thin, in six quarts of water. When the
potatoes are very soft, skim them out,' and
either rub through a colender or mash fine
on a plate. Take out the hops, squeeze
dry, and hang away for another time, as
they can be used twice. Keep the water
boiling, mix one and one-half pints of
wheat flour to a smooth batter with cold
water, and one tablcspoonful of ginger,
two of brown sugar, and one teaspoonful
cf salt; mix in the mashed potatoes, stir
all into the boiling water, and bail teu
minutes. Turn into a six-quart tin pan.
When milk-warm to the touch, add one
teacup of yeast. Let it rise ever night,
then put into a stone jug.
This yeast will keep, in a cellar,
I fectlv cood for six weeks. A lanrc
cupful will make two large loaves of bread.
Be sure to reserve a teacupful to raise the
yeast with the next time. Always scald
the jug thoroughly and keep water in it
over night, with a tablespoonful of salera
tus stirred into it. This will sweeten the
jug. It takes a larger quantity of this
yeast to raise bread, biscuit, or muffins
than of distillery yeast, but the effect is
quite as good.
To make bread of first-rate quality, the
sponge should be laid over night. Bread
that has been raised three times is-much
the best . It 13 of a firm, even texture, has
no fissures or cracks, and the slice presents
1 t T ' ..1.1
au even suriace. xmic i a rcciepe uuu
rarely fails : Take one quart of new
milk, add boiling water sufficient enough
to make it warm to the touch. (Water
can be substituted for the milk, but bread
made without milk dries more rapidly.)
Add one teaspoonful of salt, stir iu three
quarts of flour and one teacup of home
made yeast, or three tablespoonfuls of dis
tillery yeast. Mix well together, then
sprinkle flour all round the edges of tho
batter or sponge, leaving a small space iu
the middle uncovered. . Set in a warm
place to rise, covering with a pan. In
summer the sponge will bo readv to mold
over before breakfast. , Mix it" up thick
that it can be kneaded well, and knead it
half an hour or more. ' Chopping; it .with
a chopping knife adds to its lightness and
porosity.;. When well kneaded, sprinkle
flour on the bottom of theVpan thickly,
pUt 111 Hie UuuI., ,! U or.Jy" fAr hnU-
an hour or more, but Watch it closely.
(Bread making should be most carefully
tended, as any neglect ruins the whole.
If allowed to rise too much its sweetness
is gone, and thongh saleratus will take
away the acidity, its aroma and flavor are
destroyed.) When light enough, turn out
on the molding board and knead thorough
ly ; divide into two loaves, reserving a por
tion for biscuit, so that the new-made
loaves may not be cut that day. Mold
well, put in the pans, let it rise in a warm
place fifteen minutes, then bake in a Iiot
oven. If the oven be hot, the bread will
lose less weight in baking than when the
oven is slack. The batter can be baked
in the morning in muffin rings, and makes
delicious breaklast cakes, better than hot
Bread made with potatoes is very nice ;
if the flour is not of St. Louis brand it im
proves its quality : Boil three large po
tatoes, weil pared, or six good sized ones ;
rub them through a colender into your
bread pan. Iiinse them through the col
ender with a pint of boiling water ; add
one quart of milk. Stir in half a pint of
flour, and when the liquor is cool enough
add a teacup of home-made yeast ; set it
in a warm place. If this is done after
dinner using the potatoes left from the
table the sponge will be ready for more
flour by 8 or 9 o'clock in the evening.
Now mix to a stiff batter, sprinkle flour
over it, set it to rise, lu the
knead into a stiff dough, let it rise well,
then knead again, put into pans, let it riso
15 to 20 minutes, and bake in a hot oven.
''All bread, biscuit or doughnuts" r?i-ed
with yeast should rise after being kneaded
before they are baked. . If put; into the
oven or fried directly they are never light.
The dough has had no opportunity to re
cover its elasticity, and cannot be as good.
Common sized loaves of. bread will bake
in. three-quarters of an hour, provided the
oven is of proper heat. , ..
.'I Palatable" as good wheat bread is. there
is no" doubt that eating it entirely is hot
conducive to health. Bye, Indian meal
and coarse flour make bread that is better
adapted to the development of the mus
cles. Boston brown bread is much used,
and is far better for young children than
bread made of superfine flour. It is easily
made : Take two quarts of Indian meal,
sifted, oue quart of. rye meal or Graham
flour, one large spoonful of salt, otic tea
cup of molasse?, one teacup of home-made
yeast, or half the quantity of brewer's
yeast. Mix with hot water as stiff as one
can stir it, let it rise one hour, bake ia
deep earthen or iron pots, which are made
purposely. To avoid the thick crust pro
duced by baking so long, boil it four hours
and bake one, removing the cover before
setting it into the oven.
Good bread and butter cannot be made
without some experience and intelligence.
Upon their quality depends half the com
fort of the table, and yet full half the peo
ple in this country never taste them in
perfection. Springfield Republic.
Out West, a stump orator, wishing to
describe his opponent as a soulless man ,
said: ' "I have heard some persons hold
to the opinion that just at the precise mo
ment one human being dies, another .is
born, and that the soul enters and animates
the new-born babe. Now, I have made
particular and extensive inquiries coucerh-
...I lT 1.1
mg mv opponent mere, ana x unu mat
some time previous to his nativity nobody
died. l eJiow citizens, you may uraw tha
- A I.AD in -Troy was. directed by his"
mother to a-.r.v and split some old railroad
ties, from which the family fuel was sup
plied. AiVor hearing the sound of the
saw and axe a il-w minutes, the mother
noticed a period of silence in the yard.
Stepping out, she discovered the boy sit
ting complacently on top of the wood-pile.
She asked him what was the matter. He.
rose slowly, and phrcing his hand solemnly
on his breatt, replied, "My dear mother, I
find it very Lard to sever eld tics."
A BOARDiNG-noUaE keeper in Spring
field, Mass., is said to be in the habit, when
her boarders noghct to pay promptly, of
placing an extra. 'fork by their plates, as
a silent intimation to "fork over."
tantial business men" of Lara-
said, keen fcunday by jroinir
urouuu nuiiting up busjiu-iuus
, , , . .
and hanging them to telegraph poles.
A cow in Nashville ate a farmer's oat
with $20 in greenbacks in the pockets thn
TSUIIS--50 I Ell ASAU31.
IS2.GO IX ADVAISCE.