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   Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - December 21, 1890, Salt Lake City, Utah                                TO DINE ON CHRISTMAS A Glimpse at the Menus of Promi nent Boeicty People SOME GF THE CHOICE AND NOVEL DISHES Which Will Surround the King of Holiday Birds and How to Pre pare Them What tho Chinese Connul Expects to Eat Copyright 1890 by Tamos W ISKW Yonic 16 1890 Christmas chimes aro all well in thftir way but though it may not ho exactly orthodox or pootica to say so tho Christmas dinner boll brings substantial joy to tho heart of tho ordi nary mortal It suggests a feathering of old frionds find relatives round a board spvoad with turkey roast beef plum pudding and other good things a Christ mas tree iaderi with gifts for the littlq ones and a mistletoe for tho pretty maids However it is not of a jolly old fashioned house party like this I want to toll you but just what a 1ew of 1hc New York swells will eat on Christ mas day 1800 Kitchens of big society houses aro already like bee hives arid during intervals when tho chefs aro not busy preparing the daily menus they are concocting somo raro new dishes to be served oil this mam moth least day in December There never was a more appreciative epicurean in Now York than the late August Belmont He thoroughly un derstood a new choice entree or salad enjoyed it accordingly and praised his cook without stint when he rioxt had oc casion to speak to him This chef by th6 way whose name is Adrien Ppna was formerly head cook for exQueen Isabella during her stay In Paris and came over to this country in tho em ploy of llobert Garrott several years ago Ilo Is cpnsiclprcd one of tho best chefs in tho arid prides himself on tho original itj of his dishes As tho old fashioned turkey still remains a popular fowl lor Christmas dinners I asked this autocrat What he considered tho really correct way of cookng kIJis If properly done tho turkey is one of tho most dillicuU things to he re plied But ihis is what I call it Duide a la Gcneralo and this Is tho way I prepare it First J put my turkey in a large stew pan and cook it lor two hours When done I cut tho outiro breast out and put that back in the pan to kfiop hot Tn tho frame of tho turkey which remains 1 put a falso breast of bralso made of chicken chop pod to a mi no moat and mixed with whipped cream This goes in the oven for onehalf hour until it becamosa light brown color Then T tako my breast out of the stow pan and cut it into slices across tho grain and lay thorn diagon ally down each side of tho briilso Whoro they join at tho sides I place slices of gooso liver and further on whoro tho legs aro I put slices of beef tonguo The front of tho breast is then garnished with trullles and a boquet of chestnuts A delicate cream gravy is served with this dish which when carved presents the lovely effect of red black cream and brown meat in aHer natso sections Mrs William Astors Christmas din ner will be served to about fifteen guests on her famous dinner cloth of damask and Irish lace over pink satin Tho table will be spread with tho noted Astor silver and decorations of frloric do Paris roses of tho nxaet shade of tho pink satin in the covor Her menu will be written on a card representing old Dresden china as MTCNTT Or MKfl W1 ASlOtiS As terrapin at its best is one of tho favorite dishes of Ward McAllister it will hold tho post of honor in his menu for Christmas His cook pfivos tho following rcioipt for thoin Tako two vomits aiul boil in tho shell whon cool romovo the shell tako out tho ifall bladdor and then cut tho terrapin in poodseixod slices Place them in a chafing dish and add a small cupful of rich half a pound of extra butter and two wine glasses full of Medeira or sherry Pimml who is OIKof too best known in York recently received from 1 IifMpout Morgan an order to prepare fov a staff Christmas of twelve persons va perfect spring dinner iu mid i will ho served on a magmticorit gold dinner set costing which the York Contval directors prcsontod Mr Morga year no is a reward for his in their interests is as fol lows j PIEKPOXT MOKOASS CIIRISTT MAS JiaNSKIt Ob 1 suppose I shall eat an oxtra al THE DAILT TEIBTJSrE SALT LAKE CITY TTTAH ouUUAY ON DANCING AND SKATING DECEMBER 21 1890 15 iowance of turkpy and said Mayor Grant laughing when asked what his feast would be on Christmas day I shall have n fcW friends dining with mo and as long as my housekeeper gives me a good salad J willleave the rest to her I am very democratic you By authority of the house keeper then this will bo the Mayors bill of JJluu Crniun of Lnttuco Salmi of 1i K li Oyster Sunco rifl H In Fillet of VeniMon Port down that oil Throw l Turkey Lcttucu Siihid Chutoan In Rose Almond Ciikft GUaco Coflco Cognac fit LUjueurs Speaking of bachelors feast dinners thero is Jotor Marie tho rich old coli batft who delights in single blessedness and yet whoso penchant for pretty women in his younger days led hlra to write verses and sonnets which wcro tho talk of tho town Wlion he gives a large dinner as on Christmas his table is one of tho most perfectly appointed in JSow York Among thedishes this year on his elaborate menu of cream cardboard with a bunch of violets in the upper lefthand corner will be his favorite Puree of Asparagus a la From two large bundles of asparagus break off heads so far they will readily snap tlieso into a large pan of coiu water with a handful of spinach tho same quantity of parsley and green onions Set on the lire a largo stew pan halffilled with boiling water to which add a handful of salt in it Drain tho asparagus into a collondor and put tho whole into tho stow pan to boil IasL After cooking drain them thoroughly again and let somo cold wutcr run over them so that they may retain their greenness Then put them into a middlesixed stew pan with a quart of good Velouto sauce a table spoon of powdered sugar and a little grated nutmeg and salt Stir the whole on a brisk lire until it has boiled three minutes Then pass it through a tammy cloth or sieve into a largo dish After transferlng into a soup pot place It on the larder whoro It may keep cool and retain its green color and delicate flavor IiMve minutes brisk fire until tho soup is nearly boil ing After that mix in a pat of butter and a small piece of lightcolored glace and send it to tho table with a plate of croutons Mrs John lloodgood wife of tho wellknown banker is as dainty and delicate In appearance as the exquisite Dresden china with which her table will be set on Chrlsjtmas day The prepara tion of her dinners to which only a few fiends aro invited is one of her favor recreations About ten enjoy her hospitality this year Tho menu card is purewhite with a branch of roses in one corner Large bunches of American beauty roses will decorate the table This is tho monu T Tin bales bt Pot c 1878 ufc Madeira IS0 M1CNU OF MW CHRIST Siegrist the chef who presides over tho kitchen of Wr Egorton Winthrop is an artist skilled in the art of con structing all the newest and most deli cious dishes He Is reorgnizod by his contemporaries as a cook par iiifl an exceptionally oiloctive creator J shall have a goose in my Christmas he said Turkey is rather an old story or at least belongs more prop rly Thanksgiving Goosoa laNqr mando means goose prepared in tho only proper Here is Chef Siogrists rqcipo Chop one onion fine blanch and then drain it through a sieve thru fry it with a little butter to a light brown color and mix it with mashed potatoes in sufficient quantity to stuff the gooso Russ and roast tho gooso in the usual manner and dish it with a garnish of small round apples which have boon neatly pared and stowed with a broth a small pieco of butter and two ounces of sugar Tho apples when nearly clone should bo boiled down quickly in order to glaze thorn a light brown color but cifro must bo taken to keep thorn whole Four a rich gravy around tho goose just b of ore serving Mrs Puraii Stevens has a chef who declares that horfavonto dish is than called food Pudding a la Prince of ho created in England some time ago His recipe isto prepare eight yolks of oggs as for custard Add two bottles ol picked scarlet strawberries which have been tossed in a sugar boiloi with ton buncos of powdered sugar and pass all through a tammy cloth Cool over a brisk fire until tho mixture bc gins to simmer Then pass it into a puree andcoble it Next freeze it in the usual manner and place it in a cylmdri caYpudding mould Stop it down with tho lid and surround all rough ice Meanwhile an iced macedpine offruit sliouldbo made as follows Ex tract tho juice Of one pound of muscatec grapes andadd a suilicient quantity of syrup to give body to it Put into the freezing pot and work in thp way lust before using thoieo mix ui so light as not to bruise them smal piocos of peach apricot stnwborrios whito raspberries and cherries The macedpine should be ilnishod just boforo dishing Turn the of tho mould into tho dish the contei filled with tho inaco cloino and serve immediately If frosh fruit is not obtainable canned may be used O Champagne biscuits aro delicious little cakes which find particular fa vor on Mrs Grover Clevelands table Tnpy aro served as accompaniments to champagne and according should never be oaten with any course but dessert Mrs Cleveland wa abroad she fancied those delicato cakes and hul the receipo sent to her They will form part of hoi Christmas me The ingredients aro eightounces of flour eight ounces of eight eggs a qiuirtorouwcoof caraway seeds aud a pinch of salt Work tho butter in a basia wiih a spoon presents tho appearance of a thick cream tliougradually add the sugar yolks of oggsV caraway bccds and salt After this mix the eight vhitos of cgcs previously whipped firm or the purpose Havo a sheet of stout artridge paper folded in reverse plaits so as to present when opened the ap of a fan with aiicular trenches ibput an inch Fill a biscuit forcer with some of the batter and orce into the uaper trenches fingerlike iseuits about tlirec inches Shake some sifted sugar over them and bake light brown color in a moderate oven The monu cards which will be used on Mrs exSecretary William C Whitneys Mrs exSecretary C Whitneys Christmas dinner table are both pretty md novel They aro a series of French lards representing huntsmen dairy naids cooks clowns and other quaint figures These odd menus have been the rage in Paris for the past few months many having been beautifully painted by renowned artists and carried liomo by the guests Mrs Whitney however will probably be the first to introduce them here Her menu as translated is OF MRS WM C WHITNEYS CHHIST MAS DINNER The Chincso Consul Shou Woon will also havo a Christmas dinner in New York Did you over see a Chinese bill of faro It consists of an interminable list of dishes which has been arranged by tho author on heavy rico paper in the form of a card Tho table is laden with such dishes as sharks fins fish soup chicken soup duck soup rico rico rico and rice and tea tea tea tea arid tea Also tho inevitable birds nest pudding candies and cakes Ones appetite is almost taken away on entering a Chi nese house at tho time of a banquet from tho effect of burning incense and herbs Tho Chincso are extremely polite Champagne is a favorite drink with them and is always brought out when they have an outside guest This is what tho Chinese Consul will eat on Christmas How 1m mfti Boiled rniwnsip Oil Chop Chop Knoy BHsotrork Chops 11am oh Dan Preserved Kgps with BucjM1 Gizzards Ob Gnu Bow Vo Tcnvny Ducks Livers aud Boiled Ham Chow In Aw Boiled Pork kidnpyed NGow Roast Pork Tongues Bow N Giver Cuttle Pish Yen AVo GOTIR Boiled Pigeon Eggsand Soup Bow Hai Boiled Crabs Bow Yu Ghee BoiledSharks Fins Yuen Tsyni Kico Cakes Bob Qb Duck Tongue and Mushrooms J ii Tow NGow Fried Roofs of the Mouth of Chow Ob Tim Ducks Fcct Ghqw Gni Iien Fried Chicken Wing Loin Chi Gong Lily Sued Soup Hong Gin Gong CAlracnVdSoup and Jellies YeuhBhing Mincemeat Cakes Gwoy Zoo Tea Tea Ton Toa Tea Jisselia E Barrs Words to Girls on Winter Amusements WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF DANCING Is the Dance a Mere Adjunct to Flirt ing and Fishing Ponds of Contrast of Every Girl Should of Different in an Over He ated Room vs Skating in a Crisp Frosty Sensible Points ibr GirJs as Advanced by a Prac tical Woman Chiv Sara Loo TcfiaucllUco Whiskey Tho correct way of setting a dinner tablp for twelve pr fourteen personsis to cover it with a thick flannel unclorcloth mado ospcpjaily for this piirppso place a snowwhite damask cloth wliich may again bo covprod with cloth may select Tho which are put upon the tablppvjcn distances apart should bo handspmest china that the pantry A space of two feet is allowed to each guest The butler next pjiipos his silver around They com prise two jinner forks to tho leit of each plate also an oyster fork with tho prongs resting on the edge of the plate and a dinner knife and a tablespoon for spiip at thp right of each plate Then tho glasses six or seven in are arranged to tho right on a lino tho inner edge bf the plate Sauterno should bp serypd oysters sherry withsoup hock pr Sautcrno with iish aftqr that champagne with the next course down to game Burgundy or claror with gamp and Madeira with dessprts At each end of thp table there should be a large silver com ptior filled with fruit next two low at each end filled with cakes and mer ingue glaces with a dish of fruit glace and candied cherries A large center piece of flowers is placed in the middle of thotabio with two compilers at each side filled favors for the ladies Then come six silver shpels three on each end filled olives and saljbed almonds to be eaten af tec the soup Six or eight handsome silver salts should bo arranged on the table one for two guests at the isido of the plates Equr decanters covered silver work are arranged two at each end of the table witli two jugs containing claret and sherry The Napkins should bp large and of folded so as to reveal the mphograp and should form the fecptaclo for the dinner roll When tho guest cakes the roll out of the nap1 kin he it on the left of his plate The finger bpvls of gold silver ware or verj fine glass and should1 Jiot bp passed around until after the lee cream has pepn Table decorations consist of a flowers pxtendjug ten inches of the inner edge of the plate and just high per mit the guests to look pvertit Cprsage bouquets and bputonieres may be placed at the of each guest On a side jbablB s thorp are always extra dishes silver and plates to replenish the table when occasion requires Back to the Old Home Mr wife I wouldnt buy apy more twOrdollari trousers wepat This last pair you bought arethe iden tical ones I sold the ragman six weeks ago fpr faf to the been reached on law of CUiltireu Cry for Castoria Copyrighted 1SOO by tho Rok Syndicate Press It has been said by the wise of all ages that men and women may be judged by their amusements that is thattheir character may be accurately tested by the things which alFora them pleasure or recreation because such things are the expression of their individual taste though it is true that even amusements are controlled by locality and various other determining causes However it may be safely assorted that during the present winter months dancing and skating are likely to pre dominate and if I only think my thoughts perhaps theyll please to con sider whether they will not think that they may scorn to deserve their consider First I would suggest to those who make a profession of pleasure that they might find amore satisfactory way of seeking it than by spinning like a tce totum in aroom of SO temperature Dancing that means anything I have a high respect for not forgetting the num ber of KESPKCTABLK NAMES associated with tho exorcise in Biblical history But I think it must have boon a Very different kind of thing from onr shuffling of way that way and no way in particular Certainly if Herodiass daughter had danced a modern cotillon Baptists head would never have fallen at her fppt All ancient dances were symbolical they meant something Every motion was a thought every attitude a senti ment The religious dances of Judea were triumphant adoration the martial dances of Greece the very romance of military enthusiasm the comic dances southern Europe better than a ploy thefandango of Spain as an expression of the whole passion of Love able to move the hearts of an Inquisitor ial Consistory Coming nearer to our own time bir John Davis wrote a poem as good as a favor oftho dance Milton looked with more pleasure on the feats of the light fantastic foot than Jus puritan principles warranted Locke ad vised that every child be taught danc ing Sully was himself an accomplished dancer and Richelieu vised to pay court to Annie of Austria iby performing be fore her a sarabandin which ho was dressed in green vplvot with bells on his feet and castanets in his hand But their stately mqvpmpnts and graceful minuets were different things frompur slouching mathematical dawdr ling and promiscuous spinning around What clops bur modern dancing moan And what is its Thp first tipn I am unable find any answer to The latter 1 think may be more easily resolved For if we in it dan ping to bp aproper adjunct to ilirting mero matrimonial lousiness its value dpnt it putsall men upon the sain o intellectual level lit is not given to many TO TALK AND WELL at a moments notice but they can all look unutterable It also gives shy menan easy passport to the proxim ity of the girl they vypulcl not darcto ap proach without itslicense And mitsthe or conversation simply tolerate In this light it lias a positive value in the matrimqn ial lyit is a realcommercial value But it turnsa saloon or intoa social fishingpond and though being angled fpr may bo exciting game there is always tho drawback of being liiiblo to be Nbw the true foundation of amuse ment is not ulterior projlt of any it is that demand for social intercourse produced by high animal spirits arid light hearts andif pur thermometers do their duty below end will soon beadmirably attainable in the exercise of skating No pursuit is so purely idle gay aris tocratic For it does not dependupon cleverness strength of gracefulness so much as upon selfconfidence and prac The first of these qualities spontaneous growth of natures never compelledto measure themselves except by themselves the last isf only in the power of those to whom timeis no ob ject Still there are somopoints in good skating which themost indefatigable practiser would bo long in find ing but forinstance the fact that half thp work is done by tho footthat is offthe ice Slowiiessof uprightnessand ease in crossing the legs are iridispeiisa blp to afirstrate performer The Eng lish skater recognizes as almost important acquirement thougl every skating Country has pe culiarity of carriage Among Europeans there is a general tendency to attitudi though the folded arms and fpr of tlie Hollander is the scorn of the stylish English skater who par ticularly affects the firm leg upright body hands side andtho ppn dentleg close in byits fellow Holland by tradition is accounted the skating nation of the world doubt if there are any real grounds forthis dis tinction indeed I believe THEKE ABE GBEAX STISfBEBS of American skaters on the Central Park Lake NewYork whichwould crowds iV Haarlem and Utrecht The i as as behind them will score easily seventy o eighty miles a day and in their win er races on the Withatn do their mile in bo tit two minutes Their position is worth noting They hold the body upright as at a dance keep the arms straight from the shoulder o the move the body massively but riot and fro darting he legs out sideways TVIT1T AMAZING RAPmiTY Lud above all doing nil the real work rom the hips Moving thus it is a light to ee them do a half mile burst at therate of thirty miles an hour Not uany years ago the Lincolnshire volun teers performed the feat by which a Dutch army once repulsed a Frenchmen on the rifle in hand they skated the satfe distance m thecaptain at their head najestic and wonderful to There is a tradition that Benjamin West was able to trace in his skate on the ice the outline of any statue that night be named to him I am quite unable to imagine such artistic skating and can only take refuge from the op pressiveness of the idea in the confidence that it cant be true In fact if I had not moral convictions against tho per missibility of betting I would not hesi taioto back the audacious piroucuors and marvelous liyuranics of Central Park against the lords of the Serpentine the Scheldt Neva or of all tho world besides Skating is a healthy amusement hearty seasonable social and full of opportunities for goodwill and good fellowship and with an undoubting sonscie ice we may wish alHaiights and dames of the ice this winter a free roll from very side to side of a broad sheet of water the wind blowingfair from behind the ice firm as marble aud smooth as glass AMEIJCA E CAPT T C SELFRIDGE U S PRESIDENT pi THE COMMISSION TO SELECT A SITE Foit A NEW iAciiiiC COAST YARD Captain T G SoKriqgo president of the joint commission of army and navy officers toselect a site tor a now navy yard on our northwest coast has presented a report to tho President which will be published in a fow clays Captain Self ridge is a native of Massachusetts and was graduates from tho English at the head of his class Ho entered the navy in and waa graduatediu 1853 at the bead of his class and assuchwas the first officer to receive a diploma of graduatibti under tho present the naval academy Ho served as midshipman on iToard tho frigata Pacific Squadron lie was prompted to past midshipman in Noveniber ISSfi He servGcl as acting master in the coast suryoy till October iS57 when Ive was ordered to the slobpofwar stationed on the coast of Africa for the suppression of tho slave trade Ho was second lieutenant of tho and in command of a gun deck battery March S iu tho fight between thp and Cumber in went down with her flag Lieutenant Selfridge fired the last gun and saved him thrpiigli a port hole He was command the Monitor after the Word and served as flag of the Nqrfh Atlantic fleet cpniinisgloned alioutenantcomniiander and command pf Captuin Seltridge was recommended three tiincsfor proniotipn andwas selected for a promotion of thirty the board of admirals assembled at Washington at the of tho war to tho academy in Ho a of the board of 1890 COL JOHN Di M IRBY FARMERS ALLIANCE SENATOR SOUTH DAUPHIN DAUPHIN DAUPHIN Any person having business up to the 9th of January with M A Dauphin of New Orleans can send packages containing money not less than five dollars free of expense by Express an amuseiuent or artruntil v took the place of where there are no railways there is little artistic skating for mere idle pleasure the intimate knowledge noftherri nations which wo have gained the of a century shows us that in the countries where ice is there precisely it least vaiued as a spurcepf amusement In f so is humanlnatuKe that the very uncertainty of the condi tions for seems to produce the ihost ahd Lobdpn f Of cburspv therP are exGeptipns adawould be thou glrherAbPst f i ght to unT itheif amd us wiio The Farmers Alliance have their Qrst United States Senator in the person of Colonel who succeeded General Wado ofSo iitb Carolina in tbq United States1 Sen ate John L was born at IJaurens on September 10th the son of ColonelJamosH Irby He attended the University of Virginia Princeton College after which he read law for three but only practiced two years Since tibenhe has farmed near was an actiye worker In thq famouSranipaignof 1870 and organized a military company in Laurens of which he was made Captain and afterwards hewaa chosen a stafL officer under Governor Hamp ton with the ranlc of colonel Hois a ready debater and forcible speaker In 1886 ho was elected to the Hpujse tf arid was returned bv in and again in He was one of R Tillrrians niost trusted advisers all tbrough the recent campaign When the Tillman wing of tho party se cured I of p artym achjnery was expcutnre The manasementj of the lato was eutrustccl Xbliim Whepthe Legislature it was agrped that rlrby hosen Seaker Few susected s beohosen Speaker Few suspected that wouldleaa him to as pire ti the in the Senate He openly declared himself as a Candid lor the Senate Bo maintained absolute silence in friends The work was done by I cowprkers ior the T Him on dcmpcracj will be pneoirthe ypungest memlrers of the Senaie physique arid dignified line personal bciring GRAND QRESS GLOVES Of Every Dosertptfcau SILK MUFFLERS AM HANDKERCHIEFS 6EMTS HOSE FuD lino SCARFS AKD TIES pi ewary GENTS URDERWEAR Of every FULL DRESS SHIRTS Of the latest dtsigns SILK SHIRTS Of endless Tartefcj FUMIEl SHIRTS SILK UMBRELLAS FAMCY SILK PRINCE ALEfERT SUITS CUTAWAY AID SACK SWHf Of evpry dMcriptton TA1LCRKADE PARTS S01TS AID OVERCOATS FURNISHERS BLATTERS SGOEKS 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