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THE HOUSEKEEPER. FRENCH CREAM-CAKE.-Sugår, one tea- to put into the pans; let it rise an hour, or cupful; flour, two teacupfuls; milk, one- until it has risen an inch, and bake two half teacupful; eggs, three; baking-pow- hours. It should be very well baked. der, one teaspoonful. Bake like jelly-cake, but have the layers thicker. When done,
ARROWROOT Biscuit. — Rub together split open with a sharp knife, and place three-quarters of a pound of sugar, and the one above another, having the crust down,
same weight of butter, until they rise. with mock cream between each layer,
Beat three eggs well, and mix with it, then made thus: One pint boiling milk, beat stir in two cups of sifted flour, roll them well and stir in two eggs, one cup of sugar,
out thin, cut them with a biscuit-cutter, two tablespoonfuls of cornstarch, and lastly place them in buttered tins, and bake in a add one-half teacupful of butter. This
slow oven. cake is better two or three days old. It
MACCAROONS.-One pound sugar, onemakes a very nice dessert.
quarter pound blanched and pounded Potato PUDDING.-Peel, boil and mash almonds, whites of three eggs; sprinkle two pounds of potatoes; when ready, take sugar on paper; drop in little cakes. three eggs and well beat them; row grad
Good DOUGHNUTS.-Two cups of sugar, ually add three-quarters of a pint of milk,
two cups of sweet milk, two eggs, one teatwo or more ounces of moist sugar, and a pinch of powdered allspice; finally, blend
spoonful of saleratus, two teaspoonfuls of the whole well together, and bake for
cream tartar, one teaspoonful ginger, little
nutmeg. three-quarters of an hour. Serve with or without sweet butter sauce.
GRAPE JAM.-Boil the grapes in just NICE MOLASSES COOKIES.-One cup mo
water enough to make them tender, strain lasses; one-half cup cold water; one-half
them tbrough a colander, then in one pound cup of lard or butter; one heaping tea- of pulp put one pound of sugar; boil this spoonful of vinegar; one teaspoonful of
half an hour; the common wild grape ginger.
makes a nice jam. AMERICAN RAISED WAFFLES.-One pint
To MEND CHINA.-Take a very thick of sweet milk, one heaping teacupful of
solution of gum arabic in water, and stir butter, three eggs, a teaspoonful of thick
into it plaster of Paris until the mixture is brewer's yeast, one quart of flour, and an- of proper consistency. Apply it with a other teacupful of sweet milk, in which is
brush to the fractured edges of the china, dissolved a quarter of a teaspoonful of
and stick them together. In three days soda. Let it rise until light, then bake as
the articles cannot be broken in the same other waffles. Serve with butter and
place. The wbiteness of the cement ren
ders it doubly valuable. sugar.
NICE FRENCH CAKE.-Two cups of sugar, one-half cup of butter, four eggs, one cup of milk, three cups of flour, one teaspoonful of soda, and two teaspoonfuls of cream tartar. This makes two loaves.
FELONS.—To cure a felon, prevention is better than cure. When a soreness is felt, immerse the finger in a basin of ashes and cold water; set it on the stove while cold, and stir it continually, without taking it out, till the lye is so hot that it cannot be borne any longer. If the soreness is not gone in half an hour, repeat it.
GRAHAM BREAD.-Four quarts of unbolted wheat; a teacupful of good yeast; half a cup of molasses; one teaspoonful of salt; mix with warm water enough to make a stiff dough; let it rise about six or eight hours; wet your hands in cold water
CURE FOR Poison FROM Ivy. — Steep pokeroot in hot water, and bathe the parts affected with the resulting liquor.
FACTS AND FANCIES.
The traditional union of fidelity, obedi- The Detroit Free Press relates that a ence to orders, strict discipline and stupid- man named Wilton, sixty-four years of ity in the old-fashioned military servant is age, from Fayette, O., and the father of witlily illustrated in a story told in a nine living children, appeared at the CenFrench paper, at the expense of a captain tral Market recently, and took a stool at of the Melun garrison. The officer, who one of the eating stands. While munching had been invited to dine at a neighboring a piece of “huckleberry” pie, he suddenly castle, sent his valet with a note of "re- ceased to chew, and said to the girl in atgrets," adding, as the boy started, “Be tendance, “My dear, I want to marry; I sure and bring me my dinner, Auguste, love you; will you marry me?” She tried when you have left the letter."
to pass the question off as a joke, and The soldier took the letter to the castle, asked him if he'd have another fried and was told, of course, “ It's all right.” sausage; and when he implored her to be
“Yes, but I want the dinner,” said the lieve that he was in solemn earnest, she lad; “the captain ordered me to bring it said she'd mash a dried-apple pie over his back, and I always obey orders."
aged bead if he didn't go away. He went The baroness being informed of the away, but before he left the market he good fellow's blunder, carried out the joke “proposed” to two widows, offering each by despatching a splendid repast. The a heart full of love and a good home for officer, too amused to make any explana- life, but failing in each case. tion to his servant, merely sent him back at once to buy a bouquet to carry with his
An Indianapolis girl closes a love-letter compliments to the baroness. Success
with: fully accomplishing this feat, the brilliant
“ The ring is round, the dish is square, Auguste was handed a five franc piece
and we'll be married the next State fair. from the lady.
The bell shall ring, the drum shall play, “That wont do," says the honest fellow;
and we'll go dancing all the way. Answer “ I paid thirty francs for the flowers.”
MARY." The difference was made up to him, and he returned to the fort, quite proud at hav.
The people of Nebraska, who are ardent ing so ably discharged his duty.
in their hatred of heresy, hold that when
a minister refuses to call off the sets at a A gentleman was chatting with a little dance, it is sufficient evidence of heretical girl on a railway train, when she suddenly tendencies, and they give him twenty-four looked up in his face and said:
hours in which to leave the district. “ You look like Abraham Lincoln."
“Do I?” said the gentleman. “How Professor Smith said in a lecture in Phildo you know I'm not?”
adelphia last week, that “Flirtation is “He's dead,” with an astonished look sometimes assisted by the use of albumen;" at the questioner; they killed him." but the compositor got the remark into
“Well,” said the gentleman, “ didn't shape in this ruinous fashiou: "Flirtation Abraham Lincoln have a brother ?"
is sometimes arrested by the use of alderThe child looked puzzled for a minute, and then quietly remarked :
'My father saw Abraham Lincoln." "Charley, did you ever hear it said that “ Did he?" said the gentleman.
if you find a four-leaved clover, and put Yes; after he was dead he saw him. it in your shoe, the first lady you walk Did you ever see him ???
with will be your wife ?”' “No," said the gentleman, “I never “No, never heard of it before." saw him."
“Well, I found one this morning, and “ Then," said the child, triumphantly, you are the first one I have walked with. “of course you aint his brother!"
Wonder if it's true."
BY MARY HELEN BOODKY.
Love likes the cottage; there it often dwells
Through the open door of a farmer's cot
“Night is coming, baby darling,
Night is near;
“ All the flowers in the meadows,
Sweet and fair,
From the air.