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Got His Favorite Dish

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Nul only nre the Frencli people fon( o!' i ; i : i i and connoisBPurs in dining but Ihey may e appealed in on ttaei gastronomic aidè. For instance, noth ing pleased them botter in M. Thier than liis well known partiality for the good thinga of lite. M. Thiers' grea weiiknesg was a diah, slrictlyProvenca and essenüally vulgar, called brandade ting oí snit cod ind oil skillfull; ned. Di."tors in late yeara foi bade M. Thiera to ea( cod in anyshap or form, and, rauch as he wiahed toril Madame Thiers wa inflexible. Bu M. Thiera !:;it an ally, il. Mignet, an [om time to Mine iliis gentleman usec to ceach Ihe Hotel .si. Georgea with : voliunüious parcel under his arm. II would bovv rapidly (o the Iridies, an pass i uto the grist, man's study. TIn-i an urgent pica of im, ortanl work wa put forward, the doorswerolocked, am intruders sent away. Directly they were alone the two frienda undid the parcel, which wa siinply a tin box wrapped in a news paper, and containing an unctuou brandade, made by the besl Provenca cook in Taris. Witk lingering deligh the frionas eonsmr.od this forbiddei delicacy; and, when the box was entively empty and the doors were unloeked Xlüers would ireheard exclaimiag: MM; dear Mignet, it is tho masterpiece o human genius!" And everyone.though lio refcrred to some great literar; achievement. lint Madame Thiers om day eaught the twj culprits at theii work, and reproaehed Sr. Mignet so sev rely that after that he never darec ei ter üV hotel with a parce! nnder his arm. IIow these aiv made is thusexplained in tlu' Paper World: "The paper is straw-board of rather fine texture. It ís vcii Ived in the ordinary board sheets, differing ín no particular trom tliose used foi straw-iioai'cl boxea or other similar work. These sheets as they come trom tlie paper mili are square, and are firsfc cut to a circular pattern. 'l'liis is done on a. table witli a Unife guidcd by a radial arm. A smal! disc is also cut from the centre of the sheet to admit the wheel centre! The paper lias now to be converted from sheets into a compact, dense body, capable of withstanding the tremendous cruabing force to which it wiU be subi'! ted in the wheels. This is aceomplished as follows: Ten sheets are pasted togetlier, o:ie upon another making a disc about .', in. thick. Enough of these discs having been irepared to fill a poweri'til hytlranlic press, they are eubjected to pressure of L800B. per square inch. When removed the disqs are hung on poles in a heatíid lüft and let't six d lys to dry. Tllicker dises are Uien made. eat'h formed by pastti gtogel hertwo or turee of those alrci'ly flnisfced These are press(d and driéd ns before, and the processie repeated nntil a block isljuilt ■1 in. thick and oL about the speciflc gravity of liguum vitae. Aftei' eacli pastiugand pressing, six-daysare allowed for drylpg, and when tlie block is cojiiplete it is left in a drying-room until llioroughly seasóned. The next operation ia that of turning the paper blocks to ftt tlie steel tires and bron cunlros. Th is is done in lathes in the sanie ïnannei' os If the material worked on was tougli wood. A lied or recesa is'worked oul for the web of the tire to rest in. The block is then painted, and is ready Cor its placo in the wheeL"


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