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i A telegraph messenger filtered as
Paxton became Seated, and placed dis
patch 1n the hands of thopolfeo sergeant.
. Marlon's face told hnt she feared the
telegram iiliiUel sonio Intelligence
inimical to tho interests of the young
man of whose innocence she was posi
tive, I dr. Garrison shook thr detective's
hand wn rally wheu he hm taken his
seat, nud said:
"Ithuiik you, sir, for what you have
Bald In behalf of my young friend."
Meanwhile the police sergeant read
his dispatch, and turning to the coroner
ho sld in exultant tones:
i "The dispatch, which has, by the way,
boon unaccountably delayed, Informs hie
that Stuart Harland ha been arrested,
ilo should have been returned to the
city by this time. Ho was captured on
alighting from a railway train by officers
to whom I caused a telegram to be bent."
; "This is bad ew9. Since Mr, linrland
was arrested on a railway train he must
have been leaving tho city. That cir
cumstance may bo made to tell against
hlro. You nro his friend, Mr. Garrison,
and at tho first opportunity you should
wain him to make a complete explana
tion of his conduct," whispered the de
tective. , "I shall do so," tho broker replied, but
he secretly thought:
j "And yet if tho motive for his secret
night journey was what I suspect it to
be, I dure not nsk Stuart to tell the
truth. Weak, miserublo, guilty man
thnt I am, I Hint myself in a situation of
tho Inost trying churacter, and a do
nounient I dread uiRy come ot any mo
ment." , Marlon Onkburn touched the detec
tive's arm, nnd ho turned toward her as
i "Do you think Mr. Harland can be
imprisoned on the strength of the evi
dence which has thus far been elicited?"
. "The jury can hardly find against him
yet, I think, but much will depend upon
Mr. Harland himself, His explanation
will govern the coroner's jury. However,
ho cunnot be compelled to answer any
question which may implicate himself,"
I A moment subsequently thero was a
etir at the door.
I A thrill of excitement and expectancy
ran through the ihrong, anil Marion
Oakburn 6tnrtod to her feet, inolun
tnrily. i Mr. Paxtun and the broker also arose,
as Stuart Harland was marched into tho
room between two officers.
The suspected man glanced a' out him
fearlessly, and seeing' Mi. Garrison and
Marion, he bowed and smiled, and ho
also affably greeted his fellow clerks
who wcro present.
Addressing tho coroner, ho said,
j "I am informed that I am arrested on
suspicion of having murdered my old
friend, John Oakburn. Will you please
inform mo why I am accused of bo
heinous o crime?"
I It was evident to all thnt Stuart Har
land was iii a state of Intense mental
excitement, and that he only restrained
his indignation by a determined effort of
i "I regret to say, Mr. Harland, that the
fact of your midnight departure coupled
with certain curcumstanccs, such as
your knowledge that there was a large
sum of money in the safe and the like,
has inado it necessary that you should
explain your conduct," answered the
i A moment of profound silence ensued
. while the people assembled in the broker's
oflice awuit-'d, consumed with curiosity
and suspense, for all were most deeply
interested to know what explanation or
defense of his conduct tho accused would
Stuart Harland's eyes sought the face
of Jason Garrison, and as the broker
met his covert glance ho trembled vio
lently, and thought:
"lam not mistaken. He hosdiscovered
tho truth. Ho knows what 1 have done."
From tho banker Stuart glanced at
Ever since tho moment when the
officers who had accomplished his arrest
informed him, as they bad done that
John Oakburn had been murdered, Stuart
Harland had been unable to rid his mind
of tho haunting memory of Marion Oak
burn's face as ho saw it when, livid with
terror, she stealthily glided out of tho
nflleo as he was leaving the house, ann
now when ho looked at her, Mariod
trembled as with a chill of terror, and
she would not meet his glance.
A fearful thought flushed through
Stuart's mind, but he put it away from
him as too terrible for serious considera
tion. At this time, however, ho was con
vinced in his mind that some dark and
inscrutablo mystery surrounded the so
cret of John Oakburn's murder, and he
could not disabuso himself of tho im
pression that Marion Oakburn was in
some inexplicable way connected with it.
Stuart Harland was one of those noble
spirits who ought to have lived in the
days of chivalry and knight errantry.
H had resolved not to make an explan
ation of his midnight departure, because
to do so would be to betray tho secret of
another, which he had accidentally
gained a knowledge of. He never
thought of resorting to falsehood to ex
Ho was not without a fear lest the
course he had resolved upon would alien
ate the sympathies of his friends, but
he felt In honor bound to adhere to It.
1'axtoii was somewhat of a physiogno
mist in his way, and he fixed his eyes on
Stuart Harlurid's faeo and sought to
read his character.
The detective's scrutiny was bo in
tense that Harland felt his glance and
finally looked at hlni. Then the former
dropped his eyes, but he was favorably
impressed and he mentally reflected:
"He has an honest face, and if I am
not in error he is a man who would
make almost any sacrifice for honor and
VOL XIX. WTTBfiOiiO, CHATHAM
Meartwhile when Judith Kredge saw
Stuart Harland a prisouer in tho power
of tho Officers of the law, her vehetuous
eyes flashed with malicious triumph.
II was clearly apparent that she se
cretly hated the young man.
"You will tako the oath and then we
will listen to any statement you desire
to make," said the coroner as Stuart did
not reply to his last remark.
Tho young man was duly sworn and
then the luquest proceeded and now and
startling developments ensued.
"My explanation is most simple. I can
only say that important business called
me away suddenly, and I did not eeo lit
to publish the fact of my intended de
parture. As for my having any connec
tion with this crime, those who know me
will not for a moment entertain such a
thought, Fur the assurance of stran
gers, I might further protest my Inno
cence, but It is unnecessary to do so. It
is no secret that a firm friendship exist
ed between myeelf and John Oakburn,"
eald Sluart Harland, ot last.
His frank and fearless manncrtroubled
the police sergeant who had caused his
arrest, and he hitched about In his chair
nervously, while he tried to dovlso some
trap which might lead Harland to crim
Ho thought of the old "confrontation
ruse," as the detectives term It, and sud
denly arising ho said to Stuart:
"Look hero, sir!"
Tho young man promptly stepped to
tho side of tho police sergeunt, who then
turned to the body of the murdered man
and euddenly uncovered his faco.
If tho police sergeant anticipated that
Stuart would recoil and manifest all the
terror of guilt at tho sight ot tho dead
faco of John Oakburn, ho wus greatly
Such was not the result.
Stuart gazed sadly upon tho ghastly
features of the old cashier, and not the
faintest evidence, such as the police ser
geant hoped to elicit, was discernible in
"This Is a foul crime. The' murderer
must be discovered. Poor John Oak
burn must bo avenged!" said Stuart,
His voieo nnd manner wer' so natur
ally sincere that thoso who heard him
Even the Coroner's voice sounded more
kindly as ho proceeded to question Stu
art, when it was quite evident to all that
tho police sergeant's ancient test had
"At what time did you leave the
house last night, Mr. Harland?" was the
first question propounded by tho Cor
oner. "It was not quite one o'clock. I had
set my alarm-clock to ring at ono pre
cisely, and without removing my cloth
ing, I fell asleep. I was awakened by
some loud noise, though what it was I
cannot tell. Springtug up, I glanced at
the clock, and I saw it was exactly twenty
minutes of ono o'clock. I left the house
in a few minutes."
"Ah! he confesses ho was in the house
at tho time of tho murder. He docs not
know about the clock that was overturned
here, and that the time of the assassina
tion has been positively determined,"
whisperod tho police sergeant, turning
"Wait until the examination Is con
cluded restrain your exultation until
then," retorted tho detective.
"Why did you leave suddenly last
night, as you did?" tho Coroner then
"I have told you that I was called
away by important business; I was on
my way to see a friend of mine."
"But you have not told us what tho
nature of your business was."
"It was a strictly private matter. It
had no reference to this unfortunate
"Perhaps 60. But you can at least
tell us your friend's nume?"
Stuart hesitated for a moment, and
then he said: -
"His name is James Sanborn."
At tho mention of that name, Mr. Gar
rison gave a violent start and he thought:
"Thero is no longer a shadow of a
doubt. Stuart knows all, but he means
to shield me. It is because I am Edna's
father. For my daughter's sake, he will
imperil himself rather than reveal tho
truth. Ho is a noble fellow. How un
worthy I am of such friendship as his!"
"Then you decline to give us a plain,
straightforward explanation of your con
duct. I warn you, Mr. Harland, that
your own interest demands that you
should conceal nothing," suid the Coro
ner. "I can say no more; another than my
self is concerned," replied Stuart.
"Very well, sir; Mr. Sanborn, tho gen
tleman with whom you say you had busi
ness, shall be questioned."
Stuart bit his Hps. Mr. Garrison
turned white as death, and tho Coroner
smiled at his victim's discomfiture as ho
"You had not thought of that, I see."
Stuart's eyes blazed with wide-spread
light, but he restrained the angry retort
that arose to his lipa and remained
The Coroner questioned Stuart further,
but nothing worthy of note was elicited.
Stuart adhered determinedly to tho
policy which ho had adopted, and ho
could not be Induced to reveal what tho
motive of the midnight journey was.
Taxton regarded tho course of the
suspected man as absolutely suicidal.
"He is endangering his life," ho said
to Mr. Garrison.
The broker groaned.
He knew now that if he advised Stu
art Harland to tell tho wholo truth, he
would advise his own exposure. He
could not make that sacrillcc, for his
was not the noble, heroio character
which the Creotor had given Stuart
The agitation and excitement of the
broker had awakened a vague suspicion
in the mind of tho dectectivo that per
haps the former knew more than he
would have dared to confess about the
business which had called Stuart Har
land away on the night of the murder.
Paxton's mind was filled with sur
mises and conjectures, but the wildest
of them all fell far short of the startling
truth which future developments were
destined to reveal.
Jason Garrison knew that his daugh
ter's life was bound up with that ot the
man who was Imperiling himself for his
cake, and as he reflected that If Stuart
was sacrificed Edna would not survive
the blow, his torture was inexpressible.
Marion Oakburn had listened to Stu
art Harland's examination with the
deepest interest, and as she compre
hended that the suspicion against him
seemed destined to bring him into
deadly peril, although they had hereto
fore been but passing acquaintances,
she felt that the strands of their lives
which led Into the unexplored future
had been woven together by a hiystio
fatality without the knowledge of either.
The cashier's daughter was hot ii
fatalist; but she could not think that the
singular Combination1 of events which
had recently transpired had come about
by mere chance.
''In view of ail tho circumstances of
this case, I order that Stuart Harland be
"Officer Smith, you will attend to this
matter," said the coroner, addressing
tho pollco sergeant.
A hot Hush mantled Stuart Harland's
"What! Am I to bo subjected to this
indignity, as though I were a common
thief I" ho exclaimed.
"Justieo is no respecter of persons. In
quest ol truth, she seeks for informa
tion everywhere. If need be, sho euter
the sacred precihets ol the ciomtcr. jno
man Is exempt from her eeurch," an
swered tho coroner, Impressively;
"So be It then. Let this farce con
tinuo to the end," and ho bowed his
The officer named camo forward end
proceeded to search him.
Ho first examined Stuart's overcoat
pockets, and Stuart assisted him, saying
"You will find nothing to reward you."
"Wo shall see," answered Police Ser
geant Smith, gruffly.
Presently, theofllccrthrusthlshnnd in
to the lnsldo pocket of tho young man's
overcoat aud drew out a number of wax
impressions of locks and skeleton keys.
Ho held them up to the bight of all,
"I thought so. Ifere is the proof wo
were in search of!"
Stuart Harland staggered like on-' sud
denly seized with an overwhelming
"This Is fatel I had forgotten about
tho cast; I am lost!" ho exclaimed,
scarcely knowing what ho eald.
This Inst startling discovery produced
a profound sensation and the greatest
Mr. Garrison was liko ono stunned by
a heavy blow.
Marion Oakburn, with her hands
clasped upon her heart, and an agonized
look in her eyes, cowered in her chair,
Paxon was absolutely amazed.
Had a thunderbolt descended at his
feet the detective could not have been
Hero it seemed was tho positive evi
dence of tho guilt of the man for whose
innocence ho had vouched in the strong
Tho detective's prophesied opinion
seemed to bo proven worthless before ull
tho assemblage, and ho felt abashed,
humiliated and dofeated.
Tho polieo sergeant was exultant.
"Who was right, friend Paxton?" he
suid jeorlngly. "What has become of nil
your line theory of this man's innocence?
I grant you it was stupid for him to run
away as he did after committing the
ciime, but his conduct was not without
precedent. Tho great Vldocq used to
explain tho stupidity of certain crimes
committed by men of superior intelli
gence, by saying that they act under the
intlucuce of a kind of vertigo. That they
become dazed after the crimes."
"Quite true, I recollect the theory, but
mark my words your suspicion is all
wrong despite Its apparent confirmation.
Tho mystery of John Oakburn's fate is
still as far from being solved as ever,"
suid Paxton in reply, but he could not
avoid betraying some of the discomfiture
which the lust denouement had occasion
Stuart Harland regained his com
posure to 6omo extent in a moment or
so, and he muttered:
"This is destiny. The immutable law
of bad luck Is not to be abrogated. It
follows mo throughout this entire unfor
' Aloud ho said:
"I believe that I can convince you that
T was entirely Ignorant that tho articles
just discovered were in my possession."
"Ono moment, sir, and wo will hear
you," answered tho coroner, and taking
the skeleton keys from tho police ser
geant ho tried one of them in the safe.
The key entered tho lock, but it would
not move the bolt. The other keys were
made for tho door locks, and turning to
the office door he tried one of them, find
ing that it fitted the lock perfectly. He
tried the other key in tho lock of the
street door and found that it also was a
perfect lit. That tho door could be
locked and unlocked by means of it with
Tho coroner then examined the wax
Impressions and found that they had
been taken from the locks of the street
door, tho office door aud the safe.
"Ah," said tho coroner, reflectively,
"tho intricato mechanism of the safe
lock resisted the skeleton key, and so It
was necessary that tho robber should
have the key John Oakburn carried."
"But what need had Stuart Harland of
a skeleton key to the front door?" ven
tured Paxton, suggestively.
Tho coroner shook his head doubtfully,
and turning to Stuart again he noted
that there was a marked decadence in
his manner from the confident air he
had worn when ho entered the office.
"You may proceed with your state
ment now," the official said.
"Thank you, sir, I will tell you how it
is that those criminating keys aud tho
impressions of tho locks must have come
into my possession without my knowl
edge," said Stuart. He paused for an
instant as though to collect his thoughts.
At last tho young man fully compre
hended the terrible nature of tho accusa
tion which hod been brought against
him and realized the deadly peril of his
He began to speak again, when sud
denly thero was another commotion at
the door and a loud voice was heard to
"Here is new evidence to throw light
on the mystery of tho murder!''
A hopo arose In Stuart's heart that
something had been discovered to prove
his innocence. At the same time there
was in his mind a dread lest some now
circumstance was to be brought against
There was a moment of suspense.
A man pushed his way into the office,
and every eye was fixed upon this last
Previous to placing before the reader
the evidence which this personage gave,
COUNTY, N. C, THURSDAY, MAY 13, 1897.
or rocording Stuart Harlands expTafifl'
tion us to how the skeleton keys and
wax Impressions camo in his possession,
we will relate certain adventures which
brfell Harland after he left his room on
the night of the murder.
Stuart reached the depot and boarded
the traiu which he desired to catch just
as it was moving out of tho station.
He saw several persons on tho plat
form whom he knew, and ho exchanged
greeting with them.
In tho coach which ho entered he rec
ognized no familiar faco, but the train
luid Hot pone for when he hod struck up
acquaintance; its people sometimes will
on a railway train, though inclined to be
A young gentleman1 who seemed in
clined to moke himself agreeable fouud
an opportunity to open a conversation
with Stuart, and the two young men
were eventually favorably Impressed.
They wero soon chatting familiarly.
Finally, otthe request of tho stranger,
Stuart accompanied him to the smoking
car, where, as it chanced as the coach
was overheated, they both removed
Excellent cigars wero produced by
Stuart's new acquaintance, who, by the
way, represented himself to bo a Bos
tonian and a scion of a wealthy family
whose name was familiar to commercial
For some time the new acquaintances
smoked and chatted pleasantly, but as
the night drew on their conversation
gradually flagged, and both seemed In
cllned to nap.
It was not long before sllenco fell be
tween them, and soon Stuart's heavy,
regular breathing assurod his companion
that ho was sleeping soundly.
The young man did not awake until
the loud voice of the brakemun smote
upon his ears as he shouted:
This was Harlan's destination, and he
sprang to his feet just as the train be
gan to move.
As ho hurried on his overcoat he
glanced about for his recent companion,
but ho was goe, and then Stuart dis
covered that it was not his own but his
Into companion's coat which he was
But his own ooat was gone, and sur
mising that his new acquaintance must
hnVo taken it through a very ordinary
mistake, which there was no opportunity
to rectify just now, Stuart buttoned up
the eoat which was left to him by this
exchange of garments, and concerning
himself no more with tho matter he
leaped from the train just in time.
Meanwhile, Stuart Harland's recently
nmdo acquaintance had not slept at all,
though for a time, until he was sure ol
tho former's somnolency, ho had feigned
to do so. -
When he was confldont that, the obliv
ion of sleep held Stuart's senses eu
thrnllod tho young stranger coolly arose
and appropriated his coat.
There wero but few other persons in
tho coach, and they wcro all found
Deliberately the young man who had
secured it donned Stuart's overcoat, urn!
then removing his hat ho threw it out
of tho wineow. From his pocket he
produced a skull-cap, which ho drew
clown over his eyes, and ho turned tho
collar of Stuart's overcoat up about his
Tho garment was a long ulster, such
as was then the prevailing style, and it
reached to tho stranger's heels, com
pletely concealing his under suit.
Tho moment the train slowed up at
Albany, tho stranger leaped upon the
platform, and turned to hurry away.
Two police officers were standing on
the watch at tho depot landing, ami
they advanced toward tho young man as
ho alighted from tho train.
Ouo of tho officers flashed tho light ol
his lantern in tho face of Stuort Har
land's late companion, nnd as the young
man saw the uniform of tho policeman,
which the light disclosed, ho trembled
as with a fearful chill, and turned pale,
as though with fright.
"Ho ain't our man, Tom," said one
policeman, as he scanned tho young
stranger's face by the light of his lan
tern. "No, he don't tally with the doscrip.,'
assented the other police officer.
Tho stranger seemed about to sink
upon tho platform as the police oflicei
seized him, but now, as the two minions
of tho law turned away, he recovered
himself, and strode rapidly from the
Tho moment ho was out of tho police
men's sight he broke into a run.
"I thought I was lost. I could have
sworn they meant t arrest me," he
"Well, I have secured a partial dis
guise, at all events, and if tho 'muian
wolves I fear mean to play a double
game and betray me I yet have a chance
to baffle them," he added.
On through the streets of Albany he
lied, choosing thoroughfares that were
imperfectly illuminated, until ho paused
at a street corner where the tents ol
Judnh aro pitched.
Produciug a card on which certain di
rections were written, he consulted it
by t lie light of a street lamp and mut
tered: "This is the street, and yonder Is the
number. We shall see what our worthy
son of Abraham will do for us."
With this monologuo he turned down
a side street where old clothes mer
chants and pawnbrokers abounded,
where "Isaacs," and "Levis," and
"Solomons," and "Goldsmiths," and
"Jacobs," and "Bosenthals," aud othei
historic names ornamented the signs.
It was here that during business hours
barter and trado were carried on very
much as in the marts of ancient Jeruso"
lom, by sharp-eyed men whom nuture
had gifted with the genius of trade.
Lote as was tho hour, and although all
the stores were closed, tho man we are
following gained admission to a certain
shop where the familiar sign of the
pawnbroker, tho three balls, hung be
fore the door as warning to the way
farer who ventured that way in quest of
some good Samaritan to heal his finan
cial wounds, that the chances were as
two to one if he entered therein he would
come forth shorn.
But the stranger accomplished the
purpose for which ho had visited the es
tablishment, for In half an hour he
emerged from it clad In a manner which
created a eompleto metamorphosis in his
Ho had procured an artistically fitting
w-ig and heard, and It was evident, that
ho relied implicitly on the impenetrabil
ity of his disguise, for he no longer
slunk along the gloomy, retired streets,
but walked boldly where the light was
ifl BE CONTIXCEP.
This Judge Ilotkinof Kansas sor.ms
to be a picturesque and interesting
person, but fate lias been unkind to
hini. lie ought to be in Congress.
TO fOLISn BRASS KETTLES.
. To polish brass kettles of anything
brass that is very much tarnished, first
rub it with a solution of oxalio acid
and then dry aud polish with rotten
stone or very line emery dust.
A bran bos; is one of the most grate
ful of all toilet accessories. It is more
cleansing to the skin, and muoh more
refreshing. It is made by filling a
muslin bag with two quarts of bran,
one ounce of orris root, one ounce
almond meal and one small cake of
eostile soap cut in small pieces.
TUB COnS BEEP NOT TO BUI.
It is a good thing to know that
brisket is one of tho cheaper outs of
beef and that it oomes from that part
of tho animal just above the front
legs, but it is hotter to know that
butohers uover oorn moat that can be
kept any longer and that tho corned
beef already cut and rolled is the
corned beef not to buy. New York
TO FRESHES WINDOW SCREENS.
Window and door screens may bo
made more durable and to look better
by an occasional coat of varnish or
paint. If the wire netting is not faded
or rusty it is better to give it a coat of
good coach varnish, but if faded or
rusty apply a cout of paint. Uso a
good quality, and thin with turpentine
until it will run, or it will fill tho
meshes of the netting. Blaok is s good
oolor, as it makes tho netting almost
invisible from o distance. Point the
frames the same color as outside of
CSES FOR CHEESECLOTH.
The following is a list of some of the
household purposes for which cheoso
cloth may be used.
For polishing windows ond mirrors.
For washing windows.
For cleaning silver.
For cleaning brass wore.
For drying and polishing glassware
of all kinds.
For shining bronzos.
For stainers in cooking.
For di6h-towels. For scrub-clothe.
To remove ink stains, cover them
with a solution of starch ; when dry
rub off the hardened starch, and
repeat tho process until the ink has
entirely disappeared. If the stain
is not too old, ink may be re
moved from paper as follows : Take
a teospoonful of chlorinated lime and
pour over it just enough water to
cover it. Take a piece of old linen
ond moisten it with this mixture, and
do not rub but pat the stain, when it
will gradually disappear. If one
application does not remove the stain,
let the paper dry, aud repeat tho pro
cess. Limp, forlorn and rusty blaok lace
caa be ronovated by a simple method.
Wash it gently in soft, soapy water,
rinse in clear water, oud squeeze in
stead of ringing it. Dip it in cold
coffee into which a littlo gum orabio
has been dissolved, aud then smooth
it with a hot iron, taking core to press
it whilo damp and cover it with a clean
cloth. The coffee darkens it, the
gum arobio stiffens it, the ironing
smooths it, and If it is slightly pulled
with tho lingers after tho ironing it is
made tioxiblo and loco-like.
Broiled Potatoes, Parsley Sauce
Slice five lorge, cold boiled potatoes
lengthwise in rather thick pieces and
broil browu ou a buttered gridiron,
beat up a toblespoonful of butter into
a cieam with as much minced parsley,
ond aftor dusting each slice of potato
lightly with salt ond popper rub a
little of this sauce on each slice.
Chipped Beef and Tomatoes, French
Style Cut a shoo from the stem enl
of rive cood. solid canned tomatoes,
then with your tinker take out the
seeds ; put seeds and slices in a sauce
pan, boil oud etroin. Put into a bowl
one cupful bread crumbs, add quarter
pound dried beef, piokod in small
pieces; a qunrter-teospoonful pepper
acd one tablespoon! ul melted butter.
Mix, add strained tomato juioe and
fill into tomatoes. Stand them in a
baking pan and bake slowly fifteen
minutos, basting once or twice.
Craokel Wheat, Lemon Sauce
Prepare the cracked wheat as usual,
care being taken that it is thoroughly
cooked. To prepare tho sauce, rub a
desertspoonful of cornstarch smooth
with a littlo cold water ; stir it care
fully into a pint of boiling water und
cook until it thickens. Score a large
lemon with the tines of a silver fork
and when tho oil is exuding rub a
small quontity of sugar over tho sur
face to flavor it. Cut the lemon and
squeeze the juico from it. Add the
juioe aud one-half cup of tho flavored
sugar to the hot cornstarch mixture;
allow the whole to boil up once, stir
ring constantly. Germ wheat is de
licious wheu served with the lemon
Bun Loaf One quart of sifted
flour, three eggs, ono tableHpoonful
of butter, rubbed, liurht with two of
of powered sugar, half an yeast cake
dissolved in a large cupful of luke
warm water, a cupful of currants
(washed, dried and picked over), half
teaspoonful of salt, quarter-teaspoon-ful
of soda; mix all the ingredients
together in a soft dough, except the
currants; if stiff, add a little warm
water; when you hove an elastic mass
on the board, set to rise until very
light ; knead again ; mold into a loaf
when you have worked in the currants ;
dredge with dry flour and leave to rise
for an hour ; bake in a stoady oven,
covering with paper as it rises. Eat
fresh, bat not warm.
NO, 37. j
FOR THE HOUSEWIFE. '
BRIDE CAKE. :
Three eggs, the whites nud yolks'
beolcn separately ono and one-hull
', . . ,i !
pounds of sugar, beat to cream with
ouo-half cup of butter; one-hair cup
of milk, two cups of flour; two tca-
fpoonftlis of baking powder; add tho
beaten whiles last. !
WHEN TEA IS IN ORDER.
Three cups of sweet milk, one cup
of white sugar and cup of yeast. Mix
a little thicker than for batter cukes
with sifted flour and put it to rio over
nght. Iu the morning mid ouo cup
of butter, one cup of sugar, ouo nut
meg, one tnblospoouful of extract of
lemon and half a toaiq'oouful of soda.
Mix stiff enough to mold, and after
rising mold tho buns, and set for tho j
final rising. Brush thorn over with
white of egg boforo bukiug.
BERK MARROW BONES.
Beef marrow bones arc now served
as n, uourso ut diuuers nud luncheons,
and ore recommended by physicians
as a nourishing diet for delicate peo
ple. When served ns a course, the
bones aro cut about two inches long.
Scrapo tho buues clean and wipe them
with a dump cloth. Make a dough of
flour aud water, roll it out oud cut
into pieces large enough to cover tho
ends of the bones. UjII each bone in
a picco of cheese cloth, fasteu it, and
lay tho bones iu a situciipuu, cover
them with boiling water nud cook
them oue hour. Flako crisp pieces of
toast, cut them round aud butter
thorn. Place u marrow bono upon
ench piece of toast to serve. For au
invalid, tho bones cm bo cut into
greater lengths- When they are
cooked remove tho marrow aud xpiead
it upon tho toasted bread or crackers.
Few know that tho shoulder is
the best part of the mutton for
roasting, besides being the; cheap
est. The bone should first ba careful
ly removed, aud tho meat wiped off'
with a soft cloth wet in cold water.
Then fasten tho moat into good ehapo
with skewers, nud place it upon a ruck
in a bakingpan nnd cook about
one hour, basting it very ofteu. Tho
shoulder may bu stuffed aud pressed
into good shape, aud is frequently
called "mutton duck," oud makes a
handsome ad well as a delicious dish.
After the moat has been wiped, rub
every part over with a littlo pepper.
Make a stuffing thus: Take one cup
of stale bread crumb", moisten them
with a littlo warm water, and add two
spoonfuls of butter, ono teaspoouful
of chopped onion, salt nud pepper to
taste and a littlo chopped celery and
Jmrslcy, or a few sweet herbs, a sum
mer savory, tbyuio or 6uge, if pre
ferred. Mix these ingredients to
gether aud till tho meat with the stuff
ing, oud sow or skewer up tho open
ing and press tho meat into a nice
shape. Plaoo it iu ruck in a baking
pau, put a cup of water (or mutton
stock, if you havo it) iu tho bottom
of tho pau ond put it into a hot oven,
allowing fifteen minutes to tho pound.
Baste, the meat several times, and if
the liquid cooks always add a littlo
more hot water. Wheu tho meat is
taken from tho pau, turn off' the fut
and stir a littlo flour into tho gravy;
add a cupful of stock, season well and
strain, serving it iu another dish.
Garnish the meat platter with sliced
lemon and curled parsley. Boston
FACTS ABOCT F.OOS.
An invalid can ofteu eut the yolk of
a hard boiled egg when the white can
not be eaten with safety.
The yolk of an egg well beaten is a
very good substitute for cream in cof
fee. An egg will season three cups.
To prevent bed sores, apply with a
feather the white of au egg beaten
with two teaspoons spirits of wine.
Keep well corked.
Eggs boiled twenty minutes are
moro easily digested than if boiled
ten. They are diy and mealy, und
aro readily acted upon by Iho gastric
Hoarseness and tickling iu the
throat are relieved by a garglo of the
white of an egg beaten too froth with
a tumblerful of warm sweetened
Beat au egg fifteen minutes with a
pint of milk and a pint of water,
sweeten with granulated sugar, bring
to boiling poiut and wheu cold uso as
a drink. It is excellent for o coid.
An oldlime but very effective reme
dy for an obtttinnto cough is to plnce
three unbroken eggs iu very strong
vinegar (increase tho strength by boil
ing if necessary). In three or four
days the acid will eut the shells, then
beat the mixture well, nnd thicken
with honey. Take two tablcspooufuls
before each meal.
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Tiiov say that ho is the widest who enn
ways listen best ;
who t'lluks fa sileuee, and so leaves tho talk-
ing tor the rest,
This may be so ; but there ar fools who pas,
as wise today,
Ben,ls thv fiil ,, lisU.n and have noth-
im: much to say.
But stay ! Is that man, after all, not pass
ing wise, who knows
Enough to hide tho iguorouco that talking?
Jimmie Say, wo hove a parrot now.
You ouaht to henr it. Tommy (eager
ly) Docs it swot ?
An egotist may be defined as a poi
son who is so wrapped up iu himself
that ho pay. no attention ton-.
"Why is a naughty schoolboy liko n
typewriter?" "Urn! I suppose be
cause you'vogot to thump him lo make
She I don't think y i wero roally
anxious to hear me sing. Ho (earnest
ly) Iudecd, I was! I had never
hourd you before.
Amy Yes; he is vory persistent.
He says ho would go to the cuds of the
earth for mo. Alice Why not scud
him? It would take him so mo time t
Mr. Oldstyle I can follow any tuno
they bing iu church. Mr. Newstylo
Yes. Whot a terrible thing it would
bo for tho time if you should ever
Mumnio I wish you could get
George a nice situation. Papa I'm
afraid I can't suit George. Ho wants
a pluo3 iu which time will hang heavily
on his bauds.
Mrs. Turnbull It's too bad your
husband cut off his flowiug board.
Mrs. Ciimple Yes; ho hail to do it.
I gavo him a diamond scarfpiu for a
MudgoOh, yes, we had a real live
ly tiiue, Simmons and I- It cost im
nearly $50. Wickwire Yes. 1 saw
Simmons this morning, and he told
me he spent $13.
"Your heart is cold !" ho cried.
As they walked down the sli""i,
With chattering teeth, the maid rplid t
"Quito true ; so are my feet."
"I should liko to go to my mother-in-law's
funeral this afternoon, sir,"
said tho bookkeeper to tho "old man.'
"So should I," replied the proprietor,
ns ho turned to his desk uguiu-
"This punishment hurts me ns much
as it does yon," said tho parent.
"Well, thon, lot's compromise, pop,"
denied the boy. "There's no rcasou
why either of us should suffer." ,
Advice Browu Old Stockman has
given mc a tip ou tho market. What
would you adviso me to do? Robin
son If you'ro going in heavy, put
your real estatj iu your wife's name. ,
Mr. Bellows Oh, wifel these look
liko tho biscuits my mother baked
twenty years ogo. Mrs. Bellows I'm
so glad. Mr. Bellows And, by
George! I believe they nro tho same
"Aha!" His Serene Highness the
Sullnu was absorbed in thought.
"Aha!" he mused ngaiu. "Why da
these Circassian girls cost ux more
than thoy used to cost? I have heurd
moro or less about women beiug ad
vanced. I wonder if it's a trust.
Judge (to defendant) You aro ac
cused of having terribly beaten two
night watchmen lust night. What
tempted you to do this? Defendant
My feeling of Immunity, judge; be
cause for one night watchman that
clubbing would havo boon too much.
Mr. Diuklcsteiu Allow me to con
gratulate you; you havo celebrated
your silver wedding. Y'ou received
many nice present,', I hope? Mr.
Duukelheim Oh, my guests seemed
to be all mistokou ! Judging by their
presents, they must have thought I
celebrated my silver-plated weddiug.
"Your Mijisty," said tho chef of
the Cannibal Islands, "wo havo in tho
larder today a couplo of liuo fut cap
tiveR who s:ty thoy nro twins. What is
your royal pleasure?" "Twins?" re
plied tho potentate "That is tine. I
havo nu idea. Serve them both at
dinner, nnd tho Queen and myself will
eat a philoponn. "
A Barbed Wire Telephone System.
Ou at least one ranch in California
telephone communication is estab
lished between the various camps, and
also with the publio system, by
means of barbed wire fences. Iusul
aors aro not required ; the lines are
raised ovor tho gateways. Thomas
Flint of San Buuito County, who
has this system iu practical use, says
that the wire fencos will not carry
as many connections as a single wire
inrulated, but that in a general way
this novel telephone is a success. Other
similar systems are reported from