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OF THE TAPE
BY HAROLD C. BURR
III !! IIIL JMIII I ! II I
ICopyntlil, by liuily Story 1'uU. Co.)
The gods of chance had called Andy
Gage and ho had harUcned. "Thcre'3
no douht of It," ho said to his partner,
Jenkins. "It's the wisest step we can
take. Wo ought to branch out on a
lurger scale. Of course wo'U liavo to
put In a quotation board, hire bigger
ofriccs and more clerks. Hut look how
our profits will Increase, man! We
ought to got in some outalde custom
ers. There's Duncan for one."
"Who's he?" asked old Jenkins,
wavering. "Some friend of yours?"
"Yes a stock gambling friend. He's
a corker with a barrel of money be
hind him, his own. He don't dabble In
stocks; he plunges. The tips ho gets
are safe and sure absolutely, lie's
hand and glove with the big men bauk
presidents, railroad wreckers and mak
ers, financial giants the crowd who
moves things." Andy laughed. "The
wizard of the tape. I can swing him
Into line. Jenkins, wo ought to branch
Jenkins had known tho strife of the
treet, man and boy. "That's all right,"
be said dubiously, ' but I'm getting
along In life. I've been through panic
cares. I know what shrinking, unre
plenlshed margins mean the danger.
You're young and have never seen dull
times down here. Private wires and
heavy expenses why, I wouldn't Bleep
"Look around you, Jenkins," pleaded
young Gage. "There's hundreds of suc
cessful firms all about us doing a cus
tomers' business. Watch them forgo
head. We're being distanced, side
tracked, lost among the small fry.
There's no use in dodging, we're tak
ing tho dust of the big procession. We
tight to branch out."
And his partner, eager yet cautious,
aught sotne of tho boy's enthusiasm.
"That settles It," he conceded. "Hut If
we're mowed down" doubtfully.
"We won't bo." declared Gage.
The new venture was a pronounced
success from the start. Jenkins had
rich friends who rallied around him
solidly. Young Gage's wizard never
balked about margins to carry along
bis big stock balances. Tho profits
the first year doubled, tripled, quad
rupled any In the concern's history.
Andy was vindicated, elated; tho
senior partner converted.
A smash did come. Duncan, Jenkins
& Co.'s star customer, was away some
where Bhootlng quail. On the eve of
bis departure he hnd disposed of
verything bar Ave thousand Seaboard
Traction. High prices faded and died
sway that day, ten points loss the
matter of a trivial half hour. Jenkins,
watching the tape like a hawk, tele
phoning, anxious, tried to reach Dun
can by wire. No use. Nobody knew
where he was, how to reach him. And
his security vanished like snow on the
Fourth of July.
Gage, because he was young and nc
live, clear-headed, was over on the
lloor, tearing madly around, executing
stop-loss orders, seeing tho house of
finance Bhake, hearing It tumbling
bout his ears. His partner of tho
quaking heart sent him notes by the
dozens "Hadn't we better sell Dun
can out? Margin exhausted." And al
ways there came back the same loyal
answer: "No. Stand fast and keep a
stiff upper lip. He's good for a fifty
point drop." And Jenkins believed ho
But after the close of the exchange
and tho day hnd become history, he
met Gage with a gravo face. "I've
been going over the accounts," ho said,
nhaklug and worried. "Andy, if your
man Duncan should welch, if ho re
fuses to assume his losses!"
"Bad as that, hey!" Gngo voiced
tiredly. His nerves were in strings
and his head aching. "Hut he won't,
lie's white and square, Jenkins."
The wizard of the tape arrived back
Wednesday. He looked neat and brand
new, pressed and polished to the mode.
A carnation spiked his buttonhole.
Jenkins wns never gladder to seo a
uian in his life, and vastly relieved.
"Hello!" he greeted him 8olemnly.
"Read about yesterday's panic? Sea
board Traction's down thirty points."
"Tho devil you Bay! Get out!"
gasped Duncan twice, crossing over
and reading the tape. 'Let's see, five
thousand ten points." Ho looked out
the window a second, calculating. "Fif
ty thousand dollars. Whoo! That's too
"One hundred and fifty thousand,"
corrected Jenkins gently, by way of
The customer whirled on blm. "You
didn't sell out? You didn't cover your
self against loss?"
"No, Andy said to hang on. Ho said
you wouldn't go back on us."
Duncan gestured impatiently.
"Where la Andy? I want to eoe him."
Jenkins' heart was In his mouth.
Tbnt which he had told Gage tho night
before wus no idlo exaggeration. Tho
Seaboard Traction stock had been paid
for with borrowed money.
"I hope," he ventured, "that you're
not hit too hard. There'll be some re
covery to the market, maybe to-day.
Of course you'll"
"Of course nothing!" flared Duncan.
He turned hotly upon bis broker and
shouted so that the whole office could
hear. "I know what you're driving at,
dodging around. You needn't tell me.
I know. You want me to pay for your
stupidity. Well, I won't. It's your
funeral if you stayed in the game too
long not mine. Where's Andy?"
Gage was sent for, and he hustled
to the office posthaste, sure of some
"I want to see you alone," the wiz
ard repeated stubbornly.
Jenkins started to say something,
hesitated and stopped altogether.
Andy nudged hlra and led the way to
his private office. The next moment
the door was closed and ho and Dun
can were alone.
"What's all this rubbish I hear?"
Andy laughed, awkwardly nervous.
"Jenkins is scared. He's somehow got
some fool Idea into his head you're
going to knlfo us. You why, it's bosh
and moonshine! You "
"In the first place," tho other re
quested on the start, "please don't get
theatrical. Heroics aro crude and
won't help you any. You're whipped,
beaten, squelched!" Ho lounged on
the table, half on, half off, leaning on
his knee, laughing coolly, triumphant
ly. "I'm prepared to admit I'm what
the lady of the drama calls a false
friend. I'm a rascal anything. But I
swore to get you, Gage, and I have,
d n you!"
Gage was stricken dumb. He stood
where he was, quivering, his nostrils
blowing, his young, shrewd face gray
and wild. The blood pounded In his
brain, clogging his thought. It was too
horrible to understand. Duncan his
friend the man ho had trusted hated
"What's what's the game?" he
mouthed, not realizing he spoke at all.
"The game! Tho game!" the sneer
ing wizard said after him. "Don't you
know I hate you? Don't you know I've
despised you for years? Haven't you
realized I love aye, love Joan Rlck
ard, the girl you married? No, you
don't know, so I'll tell you, Andy
Gage!" His voice rose sharply, quick
ly, and he panted. 'I do, I do, I do all
of these things! How I've waited,
waited, waited, endless waits, weary
waits! And now my chance has conic.
God! my chance has come!" The walls
of the room were his cage now, re
straining his frenzied pacing, beating
him back. "I knew how the cat would
Jump, knew the market was top-heavy.
I loaded up to the muzzle on Seaboard
Traction. I went nowhere. Thought
I'd bo a weakling and let you bleed
me, hey! Why, you easy keep off
there!" he suddenly yelled.
But Gage, Infuriated, goaded by his
taunts, was flying for his throat, sink
ing his fingers there, crashing to tho
floor with the man who had betrayed
him. The whole office was in an up
ronr. Clerks, headed by Jenkins,
poured In upon the two battling men,
squirming and cursing on the carpet.
They had to pry them apart, Duncan
gasping, bloody and frightened, his
coat ripped and twisted, his flower
gone; Gage unhurt, insane to rend and
tear. A minute of chaotic confusion
and tho wizard of tho tape had van
ished. Jenkins & Co.'s course was run. It
was hopeless to even attempt to con
tinue business. Everything had to be
sacrificed overboard to meet a settle
ment of eighty cents on the dollar.
Duncan's revenge was coninlete. ob-
Jenkins, who was luckily a bachelor,
went west to end his days on a hum
drum farm of his Bister's. "You'll
come to the surface again," he said to
Gage on leaving. "They can't keep n
good man down if he's young. And
see here, my boy, don't you ever go
and forget Wizard Duncan!"
And Gage, miserable because he de
served all tho blame, had squeezed his
honest old withered hand. "I'll square
our score!" he vowed stoutly. "Tho
mills of the gods will help. 'I'm living
for that. How I'll stamp him into the
ground if I ever get the opportunity!"
Andy went around among his finan
cial friends to seo where he stood. "I
don't want favors," he said to them. "I
want work and a chance to retrieve.
Yes, I am down, but I'm not quite
out. I'm coming back."
Newcomb, of Newcomb & Hatch,
had the most to offer. "Sure, old man,
I'll do what I can. But look hero, how
did you get crippled? Some custom
er?" ho Insinuated. But such a hard,
level look had crept Into Gage's eyes
that he hastened on. 'We want a tele
phone clerk twenty dollars a week."
It wasn't much or a place for Andy,
but false pride was but a symbol with
him. He was out to get a fresh grip
and it mnttered not where he caught
hold. The duties of a telephone clerk
are not complicated, but vital, the
mainspring of nearly every transac
tion on the floor of the stock exchange.
Orders are telephoned to the board
over private wires from tho various
offices. The order Is written on a pad
by the man at the exchange end of tho
connection, and forwarded to bo exe
cuted. He and Joan hnd to buckle down to
hard pan. But she had married him
because she loved him, not to splurge,
not to poso liko a big, graceful, use
less doll as the wife of rich young
And tho gods of chance still flirted
with hlin. One day Wizard Duncan
opened an account with Newcomb &
Hatch, Andy's very employers, where
at Audy waited, watchful and cautious.
He laid In wait under cover.
The young telephone clerk contract
ed the laudable habit of keeping late
office hours to secretly pore over the
customers' accounts. Ho learnt by
heart and kept himself posted on every
detail of the wizard's trading.
Then things failed to break right for
Duncan. He began to slide. The king
of the pool crowd who had sliced
many a ripe melon with him had died
under the Burgeon's knife. Speculat
ing on margins Is a precarious calling.
It's an adage nf the Bound financial
world that sooner or later he who
gambles on tho tape la lost But Dun
can hung on, going deeper and deeper,
totally unable to break the shackles of
the mania that had seized him, his
very blood mad to win back his dwin
dling fortune. But tho climax was
reached on tht Tonopah preferred
He was heavily long on Tonopah pre
ferred, a one-track system whose next
to worthless stock was flim-flammed
up and flim-ilainnied down, the price a
mere decoy and a fake. Now the wiz
ard was still solid in certain circles
whero they pull the string. Tonopah
preferred was a good purchase at 40,
a gold brick twenty points higher.
Forty was low water, 60 high tide. It
wns all very simple to his understand
ing, the A B C of tho game of stocks.
Two weeks after he bought he re
ceived a telegram marked "rush."
"Sell quick! Fight on with Tonopah
directors. Going to wreck, merge,
And Duncan was up to his neck in
Tonopah preferred. It had seemed
such a Bate play, such a supreme
chance. But it hadn't been a chance.
It had been a sure thing. And he had
succeeded In fooling even himself. He
would make a big haul and bid good
by to tho ticker, bid farewell to the
nerve-racking, furious strife forever.
But even now he wasn't afraid, disap
pointed. His brain, working smoothly,
naturally saw the easy way to hedge,
to still play trumps. He gave his
brokers Instructions to sell twenty
thousand shares of Tonapah preferred,
whereas before he had been long but
ten thousand. It wasn't smart. It was
tho logical remedy. The telegram had
warned him and gone over his head
That order came buzzing over the
wire into Andy Gage's ear. Outside of
the booth of ringing phones, out on
the floor of the exchange rose the mur
muring shout of Wall street's pulse,
dust-laden, jumbled, Incessant But
Gago shut out all else Bave that dron
ing voice that came to him from the
oillce. It was the voice of opportun
ity. Sell twenty thousand Tonopah
preferred! It was a big order, a migh
ty big order, hampered by no price
limitations. Sell at the market! The
clerk at the other end wa3 instructing
him to scatter tho order around in
small lots, to sell by easy stages.
Twenty thousand shares! Gago knew
for whoso account the sale was for.
Something had happened. A break
was coming. Why, Duncan was sell
ing out, going short on Tonopah pre
ferred! Ho Jingled the receiver back in
place, wrote down tho order facetious
ly, took a long breath and tore it into
long, thin strips.
Tho office of Newcomb & Hatch was
a scene or angry shouts, accusations
and denials. Duncan scented careless
ness of Home sort on somebody's part
He could feel himself grow moist and
sick and desperate. Somehow tho stock
hadn't been sold. Newcomb, floor
member of the firm, had denied all
knowledge of the' order. The wizard's
margin was gone three times over.
The borrowed trust funds he had
staked were gambled away.
"Keep cool half a minute," New
comb ndvlsed him strongly, seeing bad
breakers ahead. "The firm can never
weather this broadside We're all in
the same boat rapids-bound. But keep
cool. We'll ask Andy and see. He'll
And Andy came walking into the
midst of them, into tho midst or con
fusion and mystery. He looked
straight at Duncan and smiled, his
blood beating a tattoo of victory. His
enemy faced him one brief, paralyzing
second in silence, white and stiff with
Biidden amazement, sudden under
stmding, sudden, rekindled hate.
"You here!" ho strangled out.
Gage laughed mirthlessly. "You're
whipped, beaten, squelched!" he
mocked him tauntingly and laughed
again in his fuce. He came closer to
the man he had beaten down. "Yes, I
tore up the order, your order. Yes, I
sent fake reports on sales over here.
Turn about is fair play, and I've turned
Newcomb was gradually regaining
his poise, his power to act He pushed
Andy Gage aside.
"What's tho meaning of this out
rage!" he demnnded roughly. "You
ungrnterul young whipper-snapper,
what have you done? Weil wring the
insolenco out of you. You're fired, dis
charged, d'yer hear?"
"Or course," nodded Gage evenly. "It
doesn't matter. But you won't suffer
Newcomb & Hntch won't. That can be
easily arranged. You see, I heard from
Jenkins yesterday. He's struck a million-dollar
oil gusher on his Bister's
rarm, and we're going to atart up
again. He'll stand your losses In Ton
apah. Mr. Newcomb gladly. I'll write
him how I broke a traitor's back."
That was nil, and he halt turned to go.
Duncan was snarling at him. His
big white teeth were chewing his lip,
splitting the skin there into tiny wet.
red crncks. Poison centered, hard and
steadfast. In tho green of his con
tracted eyes. Suddenly he reached
around back of hlin under tho drop of
his coat, the lust of the slaughter blast
ing his sanity. He cursed when tho re
volver he carried caught in the pocket
lining, and Jerked it free. The arm or
the maniac leveled. Once, twice ha
blazed Into Andy Gage's face, missing
both shoU. Burrowing Into tho soft
plaster of the side wall, the bullets
found another mark. Every light in
tho office shivered, winked and went
out. The flnuie of his weapon spurted
again through tho dark. But the dan
ger was over. He had turned the
smoking barrel on himself.
Duncan had solved the last great
riddle of life. Tho wizard or the tape
SAVED BY "HOBOES"!
RAILROAD DISASTERS AVERTED
Notable Instances Where Wanderers
Have Warned Engineers of Dan
ger Ahead Philosophy Displayed
by "Springfield Mike."
Promptitude and presence or mind
on tho part or a "Weary Willie," who
was resting on a railroad embank
ment in May last year, enabled him
to save a mall
train rrom possi
down the line, he
that the heavy
rains had washed
a large quantity
of earth on to a
portion of the
IineSf quite suffi
cient to derail the
express, which he
noticed was al
off his tattered
coat, he rushed
down tho line to
wards tho oncoming train, frantically
waving his coat above his head. The
express came dashing on, the driver
not noticing the tramp, owing to a
curve in the line, until the train was
almost on top of him. Luckily he saw
him Just as tho tramp sprang from
the track to escape being killed, and
the train was brought to a standstill
within a short distance of the obstruc
tion. It was in the same month, as report
ed in an American paper, that a crowd
ed express train on the New Haven
railway was saved from disaster by a
tramp, who, walking along the track,
suddenly discovered that several feet
or rail had either been cut or broken.
Almost at. the same moment he heard
the whistle or an engine. It was an
express excursion, and, running on to
wards the curve, he saw the train only
a short distance off. Pulling out his
red bandanna, he rushed forward,
waving it above his head and shout
ing with all the strength or his lungs.
The driver saw him and stopped tho
train, which in a rew seconds more
might have plunged down the embank
ment Needless to say, the passengers,
when they realized how near they had
been to death, showered thanks and
rewards on the tramp, who gave his
name as "Springfield Mike." The
driver wished to take him to the ter
minus, in order that he might bo fur
ther rewarded by the company, but
Mike would havo none of It. "Re
ward," ho cried; "why, I owe the rail
way for a good many rides, and I
guess this makes It square."
Five years ago, almost to the day,
a dastardly attempt was made to
wreck the Boston express by cutting
a portion or the rail at night time and
laying it across the track. A half
starved tramp named Blbby, who was
walking along the track to the next
town, Btumbled over the obstruction.
Feeling round him, he was horrified
to find a gap in the rails, and in a
flash he recognized the work or wreck
ers. In spite or weakness and ratlgue,
he rushed along the track and man
aged to reach the next, station, half
a mile away, Just as the express was
approaching the station. Rushing in
to tho night operator's box, Blbby
shouted, "stop the train; there's a
going to be a wreck If you don't!"
Tho operator Immediately sprang for
a red lantern, rushed out on the track,
and gave the signal Just in time.
When tho important part the tramp
had played in saving the train became
known to the passengers they con
tributed enough money to keep hlra
from starving ror months, and ulti
mately the company provided him
with a job Tor lire.
Train Goes on a Rampage.
At Bagneres de Bigerre, near
Tarbes, In the south or France, a pas
senger train which should" have
stopped at the station ran through it
at a speed or 20 miles an hour. It had
been intended' that the train should
not proceed rurther, and the polnt3
had accordingly been turned so that
tho train ran into a siding, completely
demolished tho buffers, passed, with
out breaking a single coupling, over
a ditch, knocked down a garden wall
and continued Its cross-country run
for 400 yards over fields. Though tho
passengers were much alarmed, no
body was hurt.
A Quick Lunch.
Lnnch at a railroad station means,
for some peoplo, two pieces of half
raw dough, called bread; a sample
of butter hidden beside a small scrap
of partially cooked ham, that won't
come out And the description is not
complete without the admission that it
is "grabbed" and "bolted" while tho
clock hand Jumps from minute to min
ute. It doesn't sound nice, and the
description ought to bo enough to in
sure a well-developed case of Indi
gestion. Falls Dead at Throttle.
Dead at the throttle or his engine,
and the train running Itself, was the
situation presented on the passenger
train of the St Francis branch of tho
Chicago, Burlington & Qulncy railroad,
near Herndon, Kan., says a dispatch
from Beaver city, Neb.
Tho dead engineer succumbed to
heart disease while at his post Hid
rigid position drew the attention of
tho fireman, A. Koler, who ran the
train to 8t. Francis.
extending lines in mexicc
American Capital a Dominant Factor
in the Buildyig of Railroads
When Diaz became the constitution
al president or Mexico in 1S77 tho
country had about 3H0 miles of rail
road, says the New York Sun. Nation
al affairs were in a state of disorder
and demoralization. Investment was
little else than a gamble, offering no
special temptation to Americans, who
were at that time occupied with tho
projects which resulted In the enn-
structlon of some 85,000 miles of
American railroad in 12 year3 (1S79
1S90). Thero was nothing "supine"
In American railroad energy and cap
ital at that time. They were active
ly employed in more promising enter
prises at home. Moreover, It was dur
ing the earlier years of that time that
enterprisipg Bostonlans undertook
and completed the construction of the
1.200 mile line from the Texas border
to the Mexican capital, an enterprise
of about four times the magnitude of
the Vera Cruz line built n few years
eatlier by Europeans.
Since that time American capital
has been the strongest Individual fuc
tor in Mexico's railroad system, and
Is now the dominant factor. Mexico
now has nbout 12,500 miles of rail
road. Out of the total about 7,000
miles aro under control of the recent
ly effected consolidation known as the
National Railroads of Mexico. In this
system the government holds a ma
jority interest, but the actual manage
ment is iu tho hands of capable and
experienced American officials, and
the capital invested, excepting the
holdings or tho government, is largely
In the railroad policy pursued by
President Diaz practically from the
time of his inauguration, more than
30 years ago, there have been two ma
jor purposes namely: The develop
ment of Mexico's vast resources and
the creation of a system of military
highways as factors in the mainten
ance of political peace and public or
der. Both undertakings have been
RIVAL AMERICA IN LUXURY
Sleeping Cars in India May Be Said to
Be Even Better Equipped
Than Are Ours.
Tho latest sleeping cars in India arc
fitted luxuriously. Like most foreign
cars they are divided into compart
ments, but a corridor runs from end
to end of the car. Each compartment
contains two berths. The upper
berth Is of peculiarly Ingenious de
sign, so compactly constructed that n
casual observer would fall to see how
It can be lowered.
The compartments are large enough
to accommodate the luggage that any
two persons can require, and are fit
ted up with all kinds of conveniences.
Every compartment has an electric
fan under the control of the passen
gers, and of the three electric lamna
one Is a small night lamp that can be
Kepi Durrung an night without incon
venience. If a party is too largo for a single
compartment, says tho Railroad Man's
Magazine, a sliding door connecting
with the adjoinine
be thrown open. On the other hand,
u me passenger desires he can lock
hlS dOOr, pull dOWn his Vonntlnn
blinds and be secure from intrusion.
At each end Of the rnnph la a
" . . w atI l IUU11IJ
ouuiroom, wun a large bath half sunk
in the floor, tho walls lined with mir
rors, and equipped with ever imnin.
able Bnnltary device. There in nln
a servant's compartment. It Is said
mat mis coach has been approved by
luu runrouu Doaru as the standard
type for Indian rolling stock.
Take Their Ti me for I nk
Railroad travelers don't need to go
hungry or thirsty In Eurmw. nn
ery station platform there Is a small
army or men, women and children
selling fruit, wine, beer, sandwiches
anu misRets of lunch. Yon innn
of a car window and get a glass of
Deer anu a Wienerwurst, ror Instance,
and hand the vendor nrobnblv siv
seven cents. But you don't have to
gulp me beer down and give the glass
ones. iaKo your time for It nnd leave
tho glass In the rnr Tho
ployeB gather up the empty glasses at
me end or tho trip and put them Into
circulation again by handing them
over to other vendors.
Got Better All the Time.
A pnrty of tourists were doing Bos
ton nnd Cambridge. Said one, "So
this is the cemetery whero they say
James Russell Lowell, ns a small boy,
went out one Halloween night to look
for ghosts. I wonder which stone he
was hiding behind, and if he really
did see a ghoBt?" "I can't tell you,
..... uui, ituant ivu iuo guide, out over
here lies a man who had three wives.
On the stone of the first one he had
inscribed, 'My Wife'; on I ho stone oi
tho second, 'My Dear Wife,' and on
that of the third, My Beloved Wife'
If any ghost tries walking around
here it ought to be that first wife."
Large Order for Equipment.
An order has been placed at the
West Milwaukee locomotive shops oi
the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul
railroad by the company for 40 freight
locomotives ror heavy service. The
work or gathering the material for
tlicso engines was begun at once, as
the order calls for their delivery In
The road has also ordered the Bhop
to build 1,000 freight cars at once.
Tho car shops are about to begin
work on 17 mail and baggago cars oi
the rond's standard design. The ac
tual work of erecting these cars will
begin iu two weeks.
LATEST THING IN DDCF;... . -
New York Woman Has Invented One
That Fold3 Up and Is Eaty
A folding doormat that Is a conveni
ence for householders and saves
money to the manufacturers Is that do
vised by a New York woman. It will
also save householders' money In lo
calltics where doormat thieves ply
their petty trade, for it Is no trouble
at all to fold it up at night and stick
It in the vestibule. The mat Is mada
of metal, with two side bars and a'
surface of plvotally-counectod slats,
like folding gates. Attached to oppo
site ends of tho side bars are cross
bars, by moans of which tho mat may
be held In position when In use. Oth
erwise tho continual stepping on It
would contract it. Manufacturers
find a very appreciable Bavine In
freight in shilling mats of this de
sign as a dozen or more can bo packed
in one box. Another advantage ot
this typo of mat Is the ease with
which it can be cleaned. By unfasten
ing the locking ends and extending
and compressing It several times the
illrt that has accumulated on it can
t'e quickly disposed of.
Meat for roasting should not be
washed, but wiped with a dry cloth.
Bacon rinds should be scalded and
used for flavoring stocks and stews.
Sausages should heat gradually
when cooking to prevent the skins
Never try to Ice a cake hot and let
layer cakes get nearly cold before put
All lard to fry fritters and dough
ruits must bo very, very hot before
putting in tho batter.
Do not salt stock till it has been
thoroughly skimmed, as the alt pre
vents the scum from rising.
Before broiling a steak dust it with
salt and pepper and rub It in well with
salad oil. This will greatly Improve It.
Delicious are hot biscuit served with
game. Break them open, butter
them generously and then spread
with currant jelly.
To keep silver rrom tarnishing when
packed away, make small cotton bags
and fill with camphor gum. Place
them among the silver. ,
Always lower the temperature or the
oven some after a roast has been in
for 15 or 20 minutes. Then the Juices
will be retained.
Parker House Rolls.
Three cups scalding hot milk, four
tablespoons butter, two tablespoons
sugar, one teaspoon salt, eight cupa
Bitted flour, one yeast cake dissolved
In one-fourth cup warm water. Pour
the scalded milk over the salt, sugar
and butter, when lukewarm beat In
four cups or flour; mix well, add
yeast. Cover closely and let rise in
a warm place. When light enough
add more flour to knead (four cups).
Cover, let rise till light. Roll out to
half-Inch thickness. Shape with bis
cuit cutter, brush each shape with
melted butter, crease through center,
fold over and press edges together,
plnce in buttered pan one inch apart
and let rise till very light, then bake
In a brisk oven 15 minutes.
Put one-quarter cup or pulverized
coffee Into a little muslin bag and
drop into two cup3 or cold milk In a
double boiler. Heat and when scald
ing hold at that temperature ror five
minutes, then take out the bag. Beat
one rounding tablespoon of flour, one
third cup or sugar and three eggs until
light and turn into tho milk. Bring
to the boiling point nnd cook eight
minutes. Add hair a teaspoon or va
nilla, turn into small molds rinsed in
cold water and set aside to become
Arm. Serve well chilled with beaten
Beat Ave eggs into a bnsln, add one
finely chopped shallot, beat up well. '
and add one heaping tnblespoonful of
chopped smoked ham or liver sausage,
and season to taste with salt and
Melt one tablcspoonrul or butter in
an omelet pan; when hot, pour in
tho eggs, etc., stir until It sets. Shake
the pan whilst holding It in a slant
ing position so as to give the omelet
its proper size. Leave It over the Are
for a moment to brown, then turn out
on to a hot dish and serve with whit 1
When Cooking Chlckeni.
The beBt way to ennt ,ii '
whether vounz or nld. in .
them first by broiling, rrylng or roast- '
Ing and then cook them In a ,-overed i
pan in the oven. The time of in- latter '
cooking to bo reflated
the youth or age of the chicken.
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