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I For The Term of His Natural Life j
By MARCUS CLARKE j
CHAPTER VI. (Continued.)
Ho spoke truly. Thro ugh the ronr
was heard tho rattle of Iron on Iron,
ni the guard "stood to their arms," ami
the wedge of gray cloth broke. In sud
den terror of tho leveled musket. There
was an Instant's pause, and then old
Pine walked, unmolested, down the pris
on, knelt by the body of Rufui Dawes.
"Stand back, my lads!" he said. "Take
Mm up, two of you, and carry him to
tho door. The poor fellow won't hurt
you." Ills orders were obeyed, and the
old man, waiting until his patient had
been safely received outside, raised hit
hand to command attention. "I see you
know what I have to telL The fever
has broken out. That man has got It.
It is absurd to suppose that no ono else
will bo selrcd. I might catch It mysolf.
You are much crowded down here, I
know; but, my lads, I can't help that;
I didn't make the ship, you know. It
it a terrible thine, but you must keep
orderly and quiet, and bear It like men.
Yon know what the dNdplIno Is, and It
Is not In my power to alter It I shall
do my best for your comfort, and I look
to you to help me."
Holding bit gray head very erect In
deed, tho bravo old fellow passed
straight down the line, without looking
to the right or left.
He bad said Just enough, and he reach
cd tho door amidst ft chorns of "IlravoJ"
"True for you, docthcr!" and so on. Hut
when ho got fairly outside, he breathed
jnoro freely. Ho had performed a tick
lish task, and he knew It.
"'Ark at em," growled the Moocher
from his corner, "a-cheerln' at the noos!"
"Walt a bit," said the acuter Intelli
gence of Jemmy Vetch. "Giro him time.
There'll be three or four more down
afore night, and then we'll see!"
It was lato In the afternoon when
Barah Purfoy awoke from her uneasy
lumber. She had been dreaming of the
deed she was about to do, and was flush
ed and feverish, but, mindful of the
consequences which hung upon the suc
cess or failure of the enterprise, she
rallied herself and ascended, with as
calm an air as she could assume, to the
The Malabar seemed to be enveloped
in an electric cloud, whose sullen gloom
a chance spark might flash into a blase
that should consume her. The woman
wbo held her in her bands the two ends
of the chain that wonld produce this
park looked down into the barricade.
Three men, leaning carelessly against
the bulwarks, watched her every motion.
"There she Is, right enough," growled
Mr. Gabbett, as if in continuation of
a previous remark. "Flash as ever,
and looking this way, too. There, look
at that," he added, as the figure of
Maurice Frere appeared side by side
with that of the waiting maid, and the
two turned away up tile deck together.
Maurice Frere had come behind her
nnd touched her on the shoulder. Since
their conversation the previous evening,
he bad made np his mind to be fooled
so longer. The girl was evidently Blar
ing with him, and ho would show her
that he was not to be trifled with.
"Well, Mr, Frere," dropping her hand
and turning round with a smile.
"How well you are looking to-day!
Positively lovely. I say, though, what
Is the use of playing fast and loose with
a fellow this way?"
Sho cast her eyes down to the deck,
and a modest flash rose on her cheeks.
"I have so much to do," she aald in a
half whisper. "There are so many eves
upon me, I cannot stir without being
She raised her head as she spoke, anil
to give effect to her words, looked round
(the deck. Her glance crossed that of
the young soldier on tho fnrocastle, rnd,
though tho distance was too greit lor
her to distinguish his features, she
guessed who he was Miles was Jealous.
Frere, smiling with delight at her change
of manner, camo close to her, and wills
pcrod in her car. She affected to start,
and took the opportunity of exchanging
n signal with the Crow.
"I will walk with you at 8 o'clock,"
"They relieve guard at 8," he si. Id,
She tossed her head. "Very well, tbn,
attend to your guard; I don't care."
"Rut, Sarah, consider "
"As If a women In love ever consid
ers!" said she, turning npon him a burn
ing glance, which in truth might have
melted a more Icy man than ho. She
loved him, then! What a fool he would
be to refuse. The guard could relieve
itself for once without his supervision.
"Very well; at 8, then."
"Hush!" said she. "Here come that
And as Frere left her she turned, and.
with her eyes fixed on the convict bar
ricade, dropped the handkerchief she held
In her hand over the railing. It fell at
the feet of the captain, and with a quick
upward glance that worthy fellow picked
it up and brought It to her.
"Oh, thank you, Captain Ulunt," aald
eho, and her eyes spoke more than her
"Did you take the laudanum?" whis
pered Ulunt, with a, twlnklo in his eye.
"Some of it," said she. "I will bring
you back the bottle."
. Blunt walked aft, humming cheerily,
nnd saluted Frcro with a slap on tho
back. The two men laughed, each at
his own thought, but their laughter only
made the surrounding gloom seem deep
er than .before, , --- j ,....
JkrahTuTfoy, cattlngher eyes toward'
the barricade, observed n change in the
position of tho three men. The Crow,
having taken off his prison cap, held tt
at arm's length with one hand, whllo
he wiped his brow with the other. Her
signal had been observed. During all
this, Rufus Dawes, removed to the hos
pital, was lying flat on his back, staring
at the deck abovo him, trying to think
of something he wanted to say.
Tho placo where he lay was but dim
ly lighted. He could but Just see the
deck abovo his head, and distinguish
the outlines of threo other berths, ap
parently similar to his own. He could
hear gasps and moans and muttering
the s'gns that his companions yet
All at once a voice called out: "Of
courso his bills are worth four hundred
pounds; but, my good sir, four hundred
pounds to n man in my position Is not
worth the getting. Why, I've given four
huudrcd pounds for a smile of my girl
Sarahl Sho's a good girl, ns girls go.
Mrs. Llonol Crofton, of the Crofts. Sov
enoaks, Kent Sevcnoaks, Kent Seven
A gleam of light broke In on the dark
ness which wrapped Rufus Dawes' tor
tured brain. The man was John Rex,
his berth-mate. With an effort ho spoke.
"Yes, yes, I'm coming; don't be in a
hurry. The sentry's safe, and the how
itzer Is but five paces from the door. A
ruth upon deck, lads, and she'a ours!
That is, mine. Mlno and my wife's,
Mrs. Lionel Crofton, of Seven Crofts.
no. Oaks Sarah Purfoy, lady's maid
and nurse ha! -ha! lady's maid and
This last sentence contained the name
clue to the labyrinth In which Rufus
Dawes bewildered Intellects were wan
dering. "Sarah Purfoyl" He remem
bered now each detail of the conversa
tion ho had so etrangoly overheard, and
how Imperative it was that he should,
without delay, reveal the plot that
threatened the ship. How that plot was
to bo carried out, he did not pauso to
consider; he was conscious that he was
hanging over the brink of delirium, and
that, unless ho made himself understood
before his senses utterly deserted him,
all was lost.
He attempted to rise, but found that
his fever-thralled limbs refused to obey
tho Impulso of his will. He made an ef
fort to speak, but his tongue clove to the
roof of hh mouth, and his Jaws stuck
together. He could not raise a finger
nor utter a sound. He closed his eyes
with a terrible sigh of despair, and re
signed himself to his fate. At that in
stant the door opened. It was 0 o'clock.
and Pine had come to have a last look
at his patients before dinner. It seemed
that there was somebody with him, for
a kind, though somewhat pompous voice
remarked upon the scantiness of accom
modation. "Here they are," said Pine; "six of
'em. This fellow" going to tho side of
Rex "Is the worst. If he bad not a
constitution like a horse, I don't think he
could live out the night."
"Three, eighteen, seven, four," mut
tered Rex; "dot and carry one. Is that
an occupation for a gentleman? No, sir.
Good night, my lord, good night. Hark!
the dock is striking 0; five, six, seven,
eight! Well, you've had your day, and
"A dangerous fellow," says Pine, with
the light upraised. "A very dangerous
fellow. This is the place, you see a
regular rat hole; but what can one do?"
"Come, let us get on deck," said Vlck
ers, with a shudder of disgust.
Rufus Dawes felt the sweat break out
Into beads on his forehead. They sus
pected nothing. Tbey were going away.
He must warn them. With a violent ef
fort. In his agony ho turned over in the
bunk, and thrust out bis hand from the
"Halloo! what's this?" cried Pine,
bringing the lantern to bear upon It.
"Lie down, my man. Hh? water, U It?
There, steady with It now;" and he lift
ed a pannikin to the blackened, froth
fringed lips. The cool draught moUt
ened his parched gullet, and tho convict
made a but effort to speak,
"Sarah Purfoy to-night the prison
The last word, almost shrieked out,
in the sufferer's desperate efforts to ar
ticulate, recalled 'the wandering senses
of John Rex. i
"Hush!" be cried. "Is that you, Jem
my? Sarah's right. Walt till she gives
"He's raving," said Vickcrs.
PJno caught the convict by the shoul
der. "What do you say, mj man? A
mutiny of the prisoners?"
With his mouth agapo and his hands
clinched, Rufus Dawes, incapable of
further speech, made a last effort to nod
assent, but bis head fell upon his breast;
the next moment, tho flickering light,
tho gloomy prison, the eager face of the
doctor, and the astonished face of Vlck
ero, vanished from before bis straining
The two discoverers of this awkward
secret held a council of war. Vlckers
was for at once calling the guard, and
announcing to the prisoners that the
plot whatever it might bo--had been
discovered; but Pino, accustomed to con
vict ships, overruled this decision.
"You don't know these fellows as well
as I do," said be. "In the first' place
there may be no mutiny at alhf The
whole thing I,-, perhaps, some absurdity
bat, fellowDawesBcand..shQuld wo
tho prisoners' heads, there Is no tiling
what they might do."
"Rut tho man soomed certain," said
tho other. "Ho mentioned my wife's
"Well," says Plue, "look here. 8uf
poso wo tell thesa scoundrels that their
design Is known. Very good. They will
profess absolute Ignorance nnd try ngaln
on the next opportunity, when, perhaps,
wo may not know anything altout It. At
nil events, we are completely Ignorant
of tho naturo of the plot and the name
of the ringleaders. IaU us double tho
sentries, and quietly get tho men under
arms. Let Mist Sarah do what she
please, and, when tho mutiny breaks
out, we will nip It In the bud, clap all
the villains we get In Iron, and hand
them over to the authorities in Hobart
Town. I am not n cruel man. sir, but
we have got a cargo of wild beasts
oboard, and must be careful."
According to the usual custom on
board convict ships, the guards relieved
each other every two hours, and at 0
p. m. the guard was removed to the
quarter-dock, nnd tho nrtiw which, In
tho day time, were disposed on the top
of the arm chest, were placed In an arm
rack constructed on the quarter-deck for
that purpose. Trusting nothing to Frvro
who, Indeed, by Pine's ndvlce, was
kept In ignorance of the whole matter
takers ordered all the men, save
thoso who had been on guard during tho
day, to be under arms In tho barrack,
forbade communication with tho miner
deck, and placed ns sentry at the bar
rack door his own servant, an old sol
dier, on whoso fidelity ho could thor
oughly rvly. Ho then doubled tho
guards, took the keys of the prison him
self from the nun-couimlsstoned ottlcer
whose duty It was to keep them, and
saw that tho howitier on the lower deck
was loaded with grnp. It was a quar
ter to 7 when Pino and ho took their
station at the main hatchway, determin
ed to watch until morning.
At a quarter past 7 any curious per
son looking through the window of Cap
tain Ulunt's cabin would have seen an
unusual sight. That gallant commander
was sitting on a chair, and the hand
some waiting maid of Mrs. Vlckers was
standing by his side. His gray hair
was matted all ways about his reddened
face, and he was blinking like an owl In
the sunshine. He had drunk a larger
quantity of wine than usual at dinner.
"Cue-come, Sarah," he hiccoughed.
"It's all very fine, my lass, but you
needn't be so hlc proud, you know.
I'm a plain sailor plain s'lor, Srr'h.
Ph'n'as Rub-blunt, commander of tho
Mal-Mal-Malabar. Wort' 'sh good talk-
in"? lou lovsh me, and I hlc lovsh
The ship's bell struck seven. Now or
never was the time. She seized tho mo
ment, drew from her pocket the lauda
num bottle and, passing her hand over
his shoulder, poured half its contents
into the glass.
"Come, finish that and be quiet, or
I'll go away," she said.
He balanced himself on his heels for
a moment, and, holding by the molding
of the cabin, stared at her with a fatu
ous smile of drunken admiration, then
looked at the glass In his hand, hic
coughed with much solemnity thrice,
and, as though struck with a sudden
sense of duty unfulfilled, swallowed the
contents at a gulp. The effect was al
most instantaneous. He dropped the
tumbler, lurched toward the woman at
the door, and then making a half-turn
in accordance with the tuotkm of the
vessel, fell Into his bunk, and snored
like a grampus.
Sarah Purfoy watched hlra for a few
minutes, and then having blown out tho
light, stepped out of the cabin, and clos
ed the door behind her. The dusky gloom
which had "held the deck on the previous
night enveloped all forward of the main
mast, A lantern swung in tho forecas
tle, and swayed with the motion of the
ship. The light at the prison door throw
a glow through the open hatch, and In
tho cuddy at her right hand the usual
row of oil lamps burned. She looked
mechanically for Vlckers, who was ordi
narily there at that hour, but the cuddy
was empty. So much the better, sho
thought, as she drew her dark cloak
arouud her and passed Frere's door. As
sho did so, a strange nalu shot through
her temples, and her knees trembled.
With a strong effort sho dispelled the
dizziness that had almost overpowered
her, and held bersulf erect. It would
never do to break down now.
Sho seemed to be listening for some
thing. Her nervous system was wound
up to the highest pitch of excitement.
The success of the plot depended on tho
next five minutes. At that Instant the
report of a musket shot broko the si
lence. Tho mutiny bad begun!
The sound awoke the soldier to a
sense of hit doty. He sprang to his
feet, made for the door. The moment
for which the convict's accomplice had
waited approached. Sho clung to him
with all her weight. Suddenly the rich
crimson died away from her lips, leaving
them an ashen gray color. Her eyes
closed in agony; loosing her hold of him,
she staggerod to her feet, pressed her
hands upon her bosom, and uttered a
sharp cry of pain.
Tho fever which had been on her for
two days, and which, by n strong exer
cise of will, she had struggled again,
encouraged by tho violent excitement of
the occasion, had attacked her at this
supreme moment. Deathly palo and sick,
she reeled to the side of tho cabin.
Thero was another shot, and a violent
clashing of arms, and Frere, leaving
the miserable woman to her futc, leaped
out on to tho deck.
(To lie continued.)
Duffer Ho promised to glvo tho
city a clean administration.
Puffer Ho nan kept his promlbO,
Duffer I guess ho lias; ho -has
cleaned tho city for all ho can get out
of It Indianapolis Star.
RfcfMJkKFSOvT" V-A-?, 3 '
I'rrninnritt A!t Illlii-r.
Wo nil know whnt n bother it Is to
have to leave pressing work to empty
tho nsli hopper, nnd how linnl tt Is to
lift tho ashes out. It product's coiihIiI
ornblo vexation, too, when tho wlfo
wants the hoppor emptied nnd tilled,
ntut husband thinks ho lmsit't Mum to
do It. If wlfo tins It to empty, ns
ninny do, why not make omt tlmt she
eitit empty In n few minutes, without
nuy lifting? lloru Is tho plan of ours,
which holds nbout threo barrels. Tho
ait explains Itself. Tho upnr end U
made Kopiinito, Imuran fastened togeth
er by means of cl4'A a& sets Insldo
A rrilllAML.1T AH II0ITUU
or on tup of sides, end top dent ex
tends beyoud Inner tscu of post, nnd
by raising up with Uiw come through
notches In posts, thus taking wholo end
out of liop(ier. We use a hollow treo
fur trough, nnd If ttarfntl tho wholo
enn bo roofed over, and tumlo to last
almost a lifetime. C II Plena.
Cost of I'evitlnif.
Tho Massachusetts iK,rlinent sta
tion kept track of tho cost of feed eat
en by threo farm horses for live years.
Tho feed consisted of hay, corn, oats
ami other common feeding stuffs. Tho
cont of tho ration averaged from IHVi
to -1 cents k.t head dally. At the
Oklnhoma station Knlllr corn was used
qulto extensively. With, Kaffir com
nnd ordinary com nt 'M cents a bushel,
oats 1!3 cents, bran 1!3 cents jh.t 10O
lounds, tho nvvrngo cost of n work
homo's dally ratlou whs 17 rents. If
nil horso owners understood how good
oiitu arc for horse feeil tliero would
bo bettor norm in tho country. Corn
is almost unfit for tho Imrii worked
horse. If you feed oats tho horse may
not look qulto so fat, but they will Im
In better condition. They will hnvo
inoro llfo and feel moro llko working,
nnd it Is a settled fact that they will
do moro work during tho season by n
great deal, enough moro that It will pay
well to feed oil oats. Fnnn Homo,
flood Wnlrr Trouich for lluir.
A correspondent of Practical Fanner
says: I am herdsman nt tho Oklaho
ma Agricultural College, and hnvo used
tho following for moro than a year to
water hoga and sheep. Tnko n good
barrel, paint It heavily with tar or
lead. Iloro a H-luch holo In sldo of
barrel S Inchcit from UHtoin and a 1
Inch holo In top; then mako a box '2
foot square and 0 Inches deep; put bar
rel In box, put a plug In lower holo and
fill barrel with water by (touring In
top. .Mn Uo an nlr-tlght plug, coat liotli
enda with tar, drive In top holo tight,
removo lowor plug nnd box will fill to
WAixn though ron iioqh.
top of lower holo nnd remain thoro
until barrel Is empty. Tho barrel must
bo nbaolutoly nlr-tlght Rest to placo
on a floor for hogs.
Thero Is nn old notion tlmt n cow
will fall In her milk when fed on pump
klim; but there lu no truth In tho tho
ory. A good way to duo troy a had habit
or practice Is to get something better
to tnko Ita placo.
It la not best to let any dealer ho
lect tho bent liunlw from tho flock nnd
loavo tho culls behind.
Tho woman who gets up n good din
ner Is greater than tho man who makcH
nn nfter-dlnner speech.
If tho collar in dry, covor tho carrots
and other roots with a llttlo clean sand.
Thoy will not wilt s badly.
If you would keep up tho fortuity of
your farm, novor soil any feed, Keep
enough stock to utilise It alL
C !! !. , ,!, I Sl SSI W
'' " S I JHHISHy- (J
Never trust n horse which ha oneo
rim nwny. Tliero Is no excuse for let
ting him repeat tho performance,
Knrtn Incomes In CnuiiUn,
Ono speaker lit Montreal during n
recent session of tho Canadian tariff
commission said tlmt tho average farm
In Huntingdon County represented an
Investment of $,0W. On such a farm
thero would bo twelve cows of n total
value of $l"il. Two cows would fatten
two pigs and four calves. The ntvonuo
from tho milk and milk products or
twelvo cows amounted to about $120 a
year; from tho two pig and four
calves, $U), They would sell two
lieevea at $10 each, From tho snlo of
horse, ono In two years, apple and
Hinnll stuff, tliero would bo another
$H. Tho pruduw of tho farm eaten
mutually by a family of six was rati
mated at $180; therefore thoro wan n
total revenuo of $8-10 a year. To work
such a farm required tho service of
two men and one womnu, worth In all
n value of $ l.lit and their honnl at fit
a mouth, Then thero would be expendi
ture for blacksmith's service, harness,
nnd various Items of wear and tear, to
amount to $100. Thus, tho ttitnl ox
jh'iiso reached tho sum of $77-. which,
deducted from n total retenue of $KI0,
left n bnlnnco of $M. Another sMaker
gave tho bnlnnco sheet of mi averago
dairy farm, showing receipts of $l,-1tt
and expenditure of.l.VKI, leaving fiMKl
for living, clothing, education, excur
Ntiipeniloiis lnrm Wrnlllt.
The wealth production on farms In
M03 reached tho highest amount over
attained by tho farmer of this or any
other country, "a ntuiiendnus nggtv
gain of result of brain nnd musclo
nnd machine," amounting In value to
$Uir,rX).00O, an excess over last year
of $".rt.oon,W. Tho wealth produced
on farms In 11)0,1 exceeds that of 11)01
by 4 r cent, that of toon by 8 kt
rent and that shown by the census fig
ures for 1KP0 by 3d ier rent Should
thero Im no relniiso fnnn hi present
position ns n wealth producer threo
yenrs henco tho farmer will find that
tho farming, element, alxnit !W per cent
of tho propitiation, has produced an
amount of wealth within ten yenn
equal to one-half of the entire nntlounl
wealth produced In threo renturlc.
A 1'iirlnltlo Ktork I'rnfn,
Tho framo of this portable fence I
madn 12 feet by H.O feet, of 1 by 0
Inch lumber, that will not twist or
wnrj, Tho plciiit nro securely nailed
at tho comers. Wlro fencing I stretch
ed over the framo and well stapled.
Tho hurdle I made of three piece of
rouTAmx ntock rtnet.
tho snmo material as Is used In tho
frame. Nail them together ns Illustra
ted and cut a notch In tho crossplcco
at tho bottom to rvcelva una of tho
tongue on the fence framo; tho other
tongue rents In tho crotch formed by
tho two upright pieces. Fanner Rul
letliu A Nvnr Mnvroirnf In Ifilurnllon.
Tho Missouri Htnto Hoard of Agri
culture lu co-ojicmtloii with tho Agri
cultural College has Just Inaugurated
n new edticnilonnl campaign. Ix-ctur-era
are being sent to tho country school
houses In various parts of tho Stato to
sHiak to tho children nnd parent iijioii
practical problem of farming. I'sunlly
two lecture nro given at each place,
ono In tho afternoon mid ono nt night.
In many place 7.'i to lfs"( fnriiiern at
tend the meeting, often going mile
over muddy road. Tho fund In tho
hand of the board nro not sulllcleiit to
enablo It to mmd lecturer to every
schoolhousc, but the enthusiasm with
which tho fanner receive tho lustnic
tlon loads to the belief that Missouri
it Ix-glniilng a now era lu agricultural
Hog raising has declined so much In
soiiio section that farmem nro reduced
to tho purchase of tho coarso and
chemically treated ham sold In tho
markets. Thono nro for Inferior to
farm raised, corn and milk fed hog
of tho smaller breeds with tho ham
cured In tho old-fashioned manner. A
plan still practised I to hang tho Iimiiin
In a barrel which connect by a con
duit with a great holo lu which nro
burned largo quantities of cob. Tho
cob make n very clean, wholesome
Hiuoko mid there I no danger of fire, an
lu tho uho of tho ordinary smokehouse.
Cnre of NloeU,
Tho enro of atock takes proccdcnco
of other kinds of work nt till hciihoii.
Tho iinluml are now In their winter
quarter nnd wholly dependent on tho
owner or caretnkor. Their present con
dition nnd future usefulness will largo
ly correspond with tho carefuluess and
good Judgment exercised In their favor
during tho coming few mouths. Com
fortnblo stables, Judicious feeding nnd
kindly treatment nro things' that will
pay right along. Amorlcan Cultivator.
Tho, fancy harness on a horso doca
not incrcaso Its pulling powtr.
r"--- - irr - -1
? r-sT t s!7 ii?feirgil qtfi iXipj. - T
A delicious tomato soullhi I mn"
follows Tnko half a plim of tomato
pulp that has been ruhlieil through n
sieve, an ounco of butter, two ounces
of grated cheese, an ounco and n half
of boiled macaroni, an ounco of stalo
bread crumb and n tcasioonful of
inado mustnrd; mix all together In n
saucepan, and stir over tho fire until
boiling; take from ln lire, let cool
add llrst tho yolk of two eggs, and
then the whites of three, with salt and
iH'PiH'r. Turn Into a buttered dish, and
oet Into tho oeu to Iwkn quickly. Dust
over wllli grated I'arnic'Htii.
Wash nnd stew nlowly one mund of
prunes until soft enough to remove tho
Mom. Chop mid add it little sugar If
they do not wem to Ihi n sweet variety
of prune. Mako a rich biscuit dough,
roll out a thlu a a phi crust, spread
tho prunes on It and roll up as you
would a Jelly roll. Cut In slice of
about three Inches thick, lay them lu n
linking wu and tmko In a comfortably
quirk oten for nUiut twenty minute.
Servo with cream.
Scald a pint of milk and beat Into It
n leasioouful of melted butter ami ono
of salt. When the mixture Is luke
warm add half a yeast cake, dlovrd
In a half cup of warm water nnd bent
In enough llour to make a kmI batter.
Set lu a wnnu room to rise for eight
hours. Heat hard, ndd n cup of flour
nnd work In n cup of halved ami seed
ed raisins, plentifully dredged wltt
flour. Set to rlso until light, then tmko.
Cover iieeled and slhvd apple with
elder and rook, stirring often to pro
vent scorching. When boiled soft, lift
out tho apple with a rfnrnted India.
Put limn apple Into thn elder nnd boll
In the same wny. Itcxt this until thn
'elder Is tixi much minced In quantity
to cover any morn npples, then put all
over tho II ro together and boll down to
utio-half tho original qunntlty. Hplco
to tnsto and keep In stono Jars.
Cn'ntii ono-hnlf cup of butter with
onohnlf cup of sugar, add ouohalf cup
of molakMN, one beaten egg and ono
and one-half cui of flour sifted with n
level teasKK)ii each of ginger nnd cln-
unmoii. Mix with n cup of sour milk
nnd a level twiioou of soda dissolved
In n tiilil(wMMin nf hot water. A sour
milk and molasses both differ lu con
sistency at times, a tablesiKxin moro of
Hour may bo meded.
Mako a custard with throe nggs, two
cups of milk, three rounding table
smhiii of sugar, three level tnblesKxin
of cocon and one-half Iihskjhmmi of va
nilla. Mutter small mold or cups ami
fill two-third with lino bread crumbs,
then iNitir In enough of the custard to
fill tho cup. Set In n pan of hot water
and bako In n moderate oven until
Roll tho egg until vory hard, tnko
off tho shell, cut In half, take out tho
yolks, do not Ifroak tho whiten; nil)
yolk to n cream with molted butler,
season with cIioimmI pickles, ieppcr
and salt, with a little mustard; put tho
mixture Into tho whites, cut n sllco
fnnn tho liottom of tho egg m that they
will stand on n platter; decorato with
lettuce leave or watercress.
Dry ono cupful of breadcrumb In tho
oven, then soak them lu one cupful of
milk. Rent lightly threo eggs, and add
tho milk and crumbs; grate In one-half
(louml of chccNo, season well with cay
enne nnd salt, licat lu two dessertspoon
fuls of soda, n saltspoouful of salt J
then whip up well; Hur Into a but
tered pan and hnku for thirty inluutca
lu n hot oven. Servo Immediately.
Sllco nml boll a doxeu onions until
tender. Place n layer In n baking pan,
cover It with bread crumbs and bits of
butter; reason with salt ami pepter.
Trent additional layer of onions lu tho
samo way until nil nro placed. Almost
cover wltli milk. Rake for half nu
To six cup of boiling water ndd ono
hnlf tcnspoonfiil of salt njid ono cup of
cracked .wheat, stirring It lu slowly.
Let It Ml for flvo minute. Turn Into
it crock, rover and rook lu tho oven for
eight or nine hours.
Two cunuls of Mour cream, onn tea-
sjioonful of salernjiiH, llour enough to
mako rather n stiff batter. Ilako quick-
iy, spin, miner uiuipowder with sugar.