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He -mploys an American detective and plans to beat the vendetta at their own game. 1-"or the purpose of securing the safety f the women Barnes arranges to have .1fidy Chartris lease a secluded villa at Nic to which the party is to be taken in a yacht. CHAPTER I!. Continued. The American's plan, as he whispers it to Emory, is so adroit that the de tective emits a triumphant whistle andJ says: "Gee whiz, just the Idea!" "Everything must be ready for to night," directs Barnes. "No other Cor sican steamer than the one on which we arrived will come to-day. By "to morrow I hope to have the ladies rea sonably beyond pursuit." "All right. I think I can fix it for :you." "Meantime," says Barnes, "see if you can find what cables bearing on this matter have been received -from Ajaccio and to whom addressed." "That will be difficult!" "Not if you give the telegraph clerks enough money." "Yes. most anything can be done (lie way you spend money, Mr. Barnes." This last issues from Emory's smiling lips as the American is writing a check. "I'll report progress to you not later than one p. m.; than? 'give you time for jour arrangements." Coining from this to the Grand hotel, 1 lames shortly strolls into Lady Char tris' parlor and has an interview 'with that matron which places her in the seventh heaven of delight. "You think of going to Nice?" he suggests; be would have proposed borne little Italian watering place, but knows that the widow will only con sider the spot where Van Bulow. the young German diplomatist, is located. "Yes, I've concluded to remain there a few weeks until the season absolute ly ends," responds Lady Chartris, "only the good hotels are so cruelly expen sive." ' "Well, there are some lovely and re tired villas on the little Bay of Ville franche, a 20 minutes' carriage drive from the Promenade des Anglais. Sup posing you engage one?" "Do you think I'm a Croesus!" screams the widow in horror. "Do you want to ruin me? Do you suppUse I hae your pocketbook, Mr. Barnes of Xew York?" "That's exactly what I want you to suppose, my dear Lady Chartris. I'll pay for the villa; you occupy it. In ibout a week from now, Mrs. An struther and probably Enid will be your guests; perhaps Edwin and I also for a little while. But you are to say nothing about that. You'll keep Tomp son. Enid's maid, and take her on with you. The villa is to be rented by you and entirely in your name." 'And you pay the running expenses?" "With pleasure." "Oh, Air. Barnes, how magnificently generous." "Don't leave here earlier than the lay after to-morrow. In fact, that is the day you must leave, but make your arrangements quickly, after you reach .Nice. You'll have no 'trouble in find ing an unoccupied villa at Ville iranche; it's so near the end of the season. Be sure its grounds run to the water and have a landing place. You will say nothing of our going to .Nice to anyone-especially your child," Tie remarks, commandingly, tempering his words, however, by adding: "Maud is too young to keep a secret." "Yes, childish tongues will babble," smiles the widow as Burton goes moodily away. Mr. Barnes' features are still very solemn, as early in the afternoon, after -another interview with Emory, he says to Enid, who is in consultation with him: "You think Marina is well enough to be conveyed in a carriage a mile or two?" "Why, certainly, she is ooVof bed now. Don't fear for her courage as re gards herself. Burton. It is my broth er the dear girl is alarmed for.'' "This morning," remarks the Amer ican, under his breath, "I had hoped. with Edwin s aid. to get-you, Enid and Marina to England, where three or Jour London bulldog.detectives and the fear of the British hangman would have probably kept Mrs. .Anstruther safely from murderous pursuit untU.I bad settled the affair. But now this devilish letter has given her such a .shock that we dare not Immediately subject her to the fatigue, of. the long railway journey to London." As he shows it to them and they try to decipher it Barnes hastily explains "how he had purchased the mutilated letter from Maud Chartris with mar rons glaces. "And that awful child concealed it from us!" cries Enid. "Her mother should be told immediately?' ""What; and have Lady Chartris rush iremblingly back to London when, without danger to tierself, she cap. do s a grand turn in Nice."- "In Nice?' How?" Enid aslis, astW ished. , ' " "Tell you ina minute," replies her fiance. "The fourth quarter probably contains the; infernal .-portion- that caused the bride'salarm for yon, Ed win, for her .fears I know are not so much for herself, as for yon. Now L with your assistance, am going first to make Enid and .Marina saf." -T "HowTdemaadi die English girl, whose face has grown pallid. By Lady Chartris. She's aetag to ,. i nMMifeyi&i.t vrS.: J take a secluded, water-washed villa .at Villefranche in her own name.,' House rentals have to be reported to the mu nicipal officials. With the name of Lady Chartris attached to it, no one will guess that we will occupy it!" "But Prunella Chartris would fly from a vendetta as she would from the smallpox." says Edwin. "Quicker! "-cries'Enid. "Quite right, but Prunella Chartris shan't hear of a vendetta. We'll turn up at .Villefranche, Edwin, in about four days, leave the ladies there, am ply guarded, and then yon and L-.my jolly seadog. will turn out attention to our Corsican friends. We will be foot loose, and can do the hunting and kill ing, if necessary, and. settle the affair in some way definitely. and forever." Barnes' manner is lighter than his heart. "You'll find me with you," answers the English lieutenant. "This is the second time, because she loved me, that my bride has been driven to de spair. But how do you expect to get Enid and Marina, from Marseilles un noticed by the people that are already hunting us, to the villa near Nice?" "What dp wild animals do when they are hunted? Take to the water!" re marks Burton. "That leaves no trail. Do you .think. Anstruther, that you can navigate a yacht?" "Do you think that you can shoot a pistol straight?" growls the British naval officer. . t "Very well. A yacht will be waiting for us, engaged by Emory. There will be nothing but English seamen on board, not over, many of them. We'll put the girls on boards to-night. We're both armed and our party will not be I II ft IfTflfl lllll IIV m nV . - " yvi Wl r3 . a Then Mr. Anstruther Walks Off, Leaving Mr. Barnes Cenfrontei with a Young Lady Whose Lilies Have Changed to Roses andthe ' Greatest Temptation of His Life a- noticed driving on the Prado, where i Correglo( Danelbi late yesterday .even everybody drives. In a little bay, as I j ing. It stated" that you and your party ue arranged it, on ine i;ormcne : road, near the Bains du Roucas Blanc, a boat willbe waiting. There we'll put the ladles on board and sail away. Then who'll be able to tell where we goto?" . , . Edwin rises, but at the door, which had been left open so that the gentle men could keep their eye on the pas sage to Marina's room, he turns, and noting Barnes' longing eyes directed toward his sister, says with sailor bluntness: "Old man, "you seem to think of everybody but yourself in this matter. Are you aware that this pro jected cruise won't permit you and Enid to be spliced in London in three days from now?" ."I had not fergotten that." replies Burton. "How could I?" His eyes still on his beautiful fiancee, who, not withstanding her anxiety and trouble, looks lovely as a goddess and tempting as a nymph. "Well," says the sailor, "we jack tars have a custom of getting married before we start on, a cruise. There are ministers In Marseilles as well as London." Then Edwin Anstruther walks off. leaving Mr. Barnes con fronted with a young lady whose lilies have changed to roses and the great est temptation of his life. The poor fellow thinks of the damnable document he. has. in his pocket,, proclaiming death to "the un fortuate woman who marries him; he remembers Mateos horrible state ments as to the fate of females marry ing into a blood feud and forces the desire' from his eyes. His embarrassment is increased by the superb manner of his fiancee. Without a word she walks cp to Barnes and unaffectedly tenders him her lips. "Don't think me forward," she whis pers sweetly, "but if you think you can take better care of me as .your wife if you feel very much disappointed at the the delay." Her words are fal tered out bashfully. The accursed warning threatening death to her he marries rustles in. his pocketbook as be crushes her -to his breast It stays the mad, rash of his passion. He forces ' himself to calmness aMwhispers, his face pale. his Hps contorted: Tor God's sake. don't misunderstand me. I love yon unore rtflTlr than hhtt. tornntlUni? affalris settleOTit would be an infamy r si .eyafe' going to kill yor-?sr4 ' ? . none, i propose? arespay stant he is abpMto show her Wln- xenuu nocumenTjtus nana is aireaay on, his breasti;neket,.when,it stops, palsied.- BaraA'; reebepts JJm pnlsive'couragel'betrduMy Lord, if she saw; this,".' he flunks, "Enid'wesJd insssttin marrying me off hand. She'd think It her duty to stsid as'myTwife in the 'front of the khTn istfamPdefy theps.5, He says 'slowly, almost brokenly: "You must tract me in this matter, -dear one. Only .merer doubt my love." "Oh., that would be too horrible," she falters, "Burton, that would break my tieart. Yon know more abont the affair than I. You are the bestJndge." Her lips are tendered-to him again, but Barnes notes with a sigh their salute is colder, and that tears are very near the divine eyes of Enid Anstruther. . Away from him, sae wrings her white hands, and in the solitude of her chamber, wails: "Ob, everything seems to be changed since yesterday." Then th natural pride of the maiden coming to her. she says haughtily to herself: "The next proposition as to the naming of the wedding day shall come from you, Mr. Barnes of New York. . CHAPTER 111. Playing the Enemies' Game. Mr. Barnes attempts to forget his postponed nuptials in arranging the details of his darling's safety. Emory -shortly brings to nun an old canceled check upon a branch, of the Credit Lyonnais bearing the signature of Corregio Cipriano Danella, but compar ing it with Marina'3 mutilated note I and also the warning sent to him, the American cannot be certain of the handwriting. "Perhaps it has been disguised in both" the epistles," suggests the detec tive, and continues his, report "As far as I can find from a clerk in the tele graph office, Rue de la Republic, that I have sometimes hired before in such matters, there was a long cable came from Bernardo Saliceti at Ajaccio to were 10 arrive on the Constantlne: i ji.' t.'-rr. - y . - . : thaVybu by-your arts had murdered hiir1-brother, and that, Madame An strother. for the defense bf'-her hus band ,aganst, the just vengeance of Tomasso' Monaldf, had. produced his shooting by Be' Belloc's cavalrymen. This is only as the "operator remem bered -it' My emissary didn't dare to try and get a duplicate of the dispatch, which was already on file. The French government keeps a sharp eye upon its telegraph offices." "Isn't It curious," asks Burton, 'that there is no account yet of the Corsican tragedy in the French journals here?" "Politics!" answers, the .'detective. "There is an election here shortly, and they fear some' complication' with the English -government I doubt If you win near of the' affair in an official way at all events" not till after the election for deputies: Perhaps that's what makes young 'Saliceti so eager to'do you up. - If he stood as a repre sentative of a the time-honored vendetta every" rustic commune in his island would give him Its vote."' "That being the case," "says Barnes, "we have only, ourselves rto rely upon. Have you , made, alf arrangements about the yacht?" (TO BE CONTINUED.). - , - ' Three Certain Truths. ' If the Bible had never been, written there are still three things' that the universe has stamped indelibly on the mind of man, wherever the Bible pre vails and wherever it does not Those three things are the idea of God, the conviction of moral accountability, the belief in a life beyond the" grave' It is the glory- of our English' Bible and It is the glory of the Christian re ligion that they have expressed and embodied"' these fundamental -Mnesf capable ideasln a way that transcends all other records. and all other incar nations of 'truth.-- "''-' . v.v Question. of Economy. Rounder Your- wife told me 'yes terday that yon had decided to stay a month with her at the seashore this samkter. - .. - - , Gayboy Yes, that's right .Times re so awfully hard I can't afford to stay la town. Caicsa News. - v-ujt UI ' W-. ffewreSSrS : Evan ! faM : Jbjen Join to 'rj?, f v ' .j - v v. Chicago. A strenuous effort -is un- der way to make this city too hot for his Satanic majesty, the-devil: If the campaign Inaugurated Is successful the forces of evil 'will retreat before the onward march of a victorious army whose slogan is civic purity and whose emblem Is the banner of Christ Rev. Dr. R. A. Torrey,-whose singu larly successful career as an evangel ist has encompassed practically every nation and every country of .the globe within the past few years, is the gen eral .in command of the campaign. Be hind him and the ministers who are joined with him in the effort to drive sin. from Chicago Is what is known as the Layman's Evangelistic council, a body made up of business men of Chicago, many of them prominent in financial, commercial and industrial circles. It is a business men's move ment backed financially and morally by substantial and successful laymen who believe Inthe efficacy of Ch'ris-" tlanity. Being a business men's movement, the campaign has thus far been car ried on in a businesslike manner. The opponents of Satan, who are seeking to wrest Chicago from the grip of the evil one', have provided a big Gospel tent, heated by steam, radiators being run into the building and connected with a near-by plant. The tent is guaranteed to seat 12,500 persons. It is doubtful whether such a com prehensive campaign against sin in all Its 'hideous aspects has been under taken in Chicago since the days of Dwight L. Moody. It is possible that the present Gospel campaign may reach proportions beyond anything of the kind ever undertaken in this city. Rev. Dr. Torrey is an experienced evangelist He is practically fresh from his experiences in an around-the- world trip which astounded everybody in the amount of Interest created, and in the results which followed the brief engagements of himself and. his assist ant, C. M. Alexander, who is now, on another trip around the world, neces sitated by the illness of the great Gos pel singer's wife, but made profitable from a moral standpoint by evangel istic work. Dr. Torrey, before he started on his evangelistic tomof'the .world, was pastor of the Moody church in this city, and superintendent of the Moody Institute for a number of years. He was closely associated with Mr. Moody and managed the world's, campaign of that illustrious evangelist. It was during the eight years in which Dr. Torrey was pastor of the Moody church that he acquired, the basis of his reputation as an evangel ist As he himself describes it he was always an "evangelist pastor." Each year of his pastorate was a con- f-tlnuous revival campaign. Especially was religious . fervor induced during the summer months. During the last year of his pastorate over 2,000 per sons embraced the faith of Christ and joined his church. In addition to these there were many more who were converted to a better life, and who united with other churches but of whom no actual count was kept. Dr. Torrey himself is a most inter esting personality." He was born in Hoboken, N. Y., January 3, 1856. Early in life his father, who was a prominent' Democratic politician, lo cated in Brooklyn, N. Y., and in that city, adjacent to New York, with the metropolis affording an excellent school for the study of life conditions, the present evangelist was, reared. The connections of .his father, who . DELIVERED THE GOODS. The' late Senator M. S. Quay, of Pennsylvania, kept all the letters his constituents wrote to nim asking for favors, says the Saturday Evening Post He had stacks of them when bis last great fight for the senate came tloag. Thea he sorted oat the letters, llmlaatiar those from 'people who were dead aad: on the seek of each Jotter wrote: "Dear John ' or Bill: ' Do yea remember whea yon wrote me tMs.letter.an4 do yon that Sjfti. "r?i' 5K-Ke r ,-t--' . T ' - - -i j t - r . .T r X . .1 O. . . H . tf"-rf-Arf "' M....T.- -- -. - - urive lievii from vhicaso K135jtBsJMBBMBBMMMMBMMBMBWMisssBMe iWmmw- ' vt -' tf WmWzm, SQmWk m l ' ' M i SSWRa M '"Hill n i i- I Id ' ' " .'. TT'V - .i' ." JT'' . i - Vi ' . irj- v-i "- -a r j -"" - t .. . JP.j4.2GBy f for years was-collector of internal rev- enue in Brooklyn, and who was such a power in the prevailing politics of that city that he was tendered, but refused, a nomination for the mayoralty, which was tantamount to an election, gave Dr. Torrey other ample means, of learning by personal contact of 'the great realities-of life. -Dr. Torrey was educated at Yale, from which institution he holds two degrees, 'the first being taken when he graduated at the age of 19. He is ode of the two last men to graduate1 from that' famous institution at such a youthful age, the limit being raised to affect the graduating class of the year following his degree. Later, he went to Berlin and Leipsic, where he studied for four years. Returning to America he entered the ministry, and in 1894 ' came to join Moody in Chi cago. After the' death of that beloved min ister and evangelist Dr. Torrey 're mained in charge of the work until 1902, when he began' his career as a world evangelist. His first cosmopoli tan campaign was held iq, Japan in that year, and in the month he was there 1,000 conversions of natives were recorded. About the same num ber embraced the teachings of Christ during the month he spent in China. In both of these countries, as well as in all others where a different lan guage than English is generally spok en, Dr. Torrey addressed his audi ences through an interpreter. From China Dr. Torrey and his companion. Mr. Alexander, went to Australia, where they preached and sang the Gospel In nearly every city of prominence. They were one month in Melbourne, and in that time 50 meetings were held and S.642 pro fessed Christianity and had their names enrolled as among those saved from reckless and unthinking living through the power of God, shown through Dr. Torrey and Mr. Alexander. Similar results were produced in Syd ney and the three leading cities of New Zealand, and Tasmania was awakened as well. The next step in the world cam paign undertaken by Torrey and Al exander was England,, where all the principal cities were visited, and serv ices conducted in halls 'seating not less than 5.000 persons. Three months spent in Liverpool resulted in the con version of 12,500 persons. In London, at Royal Albert hall, which was se cured for the meetings, the evangelists remained two months. The hall seat- led .10,000, and accommodated 2,000 more, standing. This hall was filled every ""afternoon and evening, special meetings for men and women being held, so that those who flocked to hear the. evangelists might be better accommodated. But as It was, as many were turned away from every service as gained admission. In Birmingham where there was a seating capacity of 8,000 with room for 2,000 more ; standing, thousands were turned away from every service and the campaign attracted so many people that the services of the mounted police were necessary to keep the crowds in check. In one month 7,700 people were converted. .In one day during the Liverpool campaign, which was the greatest single day of the crusade in England, 220 women professed conversion at the afternoon meeting, and 440 men at the evening service. In the world's campaign of Torrey and Alexander 102,000 persons whose names and ad dresses were recorded professed Chris tianity. They occupied positions in I did what 'you asked? I want your help, now in my fight for the senate. Can I have It?" The politicians In Pennsylvania say those letters mailed to the original senders with Onav's re quest on the backs of them, had as 'much as any one thing to do with .Quay's winning his, fight Not a Reading Community., The town,, of Charleroi, Fl. has a Carnegie library in which there are .several "thoasand volumes and ts tows is roaaily, taxed to support the I V ..' . ... f. e. m,tn . - c. -" - vA"k .r.-.:'. - a .t t .-ff'if -t,,.,t,,.,J MTOTvttLi7t3rwa?'vfi.iM i.iw-iJijanui ,, u ,i s.i.UTerft I life all the way from earls to "huns. I la London, especially, royalty became interested ib ine movement ana at tended .theawetiags-at iHoyal '"Albert hall, aad many a coroneted head thawed .at the altar.iaeompletetsarrea-.. der- to the Master whom- Dr. Torrey feels he is serving in his most useful capacity:1 j . , The campaigBiin BerHa was inter esting in that, Count WJesoha. aad Ceaat Berasdorf, , two; eft the best known sad most respected members of j the .'.German nobility, acted aa ia terpreters' for "Dr Torrey. Dr. Torrey himself Is a fluent German speaker, and often- addressed his meetings 'In Berlin in the tongue of the fatherlaad, but.aasaUy one K of -the two. counts was present to give the proper Inter pretation of the words of the evangel ist In a manner that would be tte most effective with, the audience. Dr. Torrey has spent muchxof the time since his return from the world tour in evangelistic work in this conn try. In some respects he believes that Sunday, March 17. of the .present year was one of the most remarkable days he ever witnessed. He was hold ing evangelistic services in Buffalo. There were -three meetings, one for women, one for men and boys, aad the third for men .only. At the meeting for young men and boys 702, ranglag in age from 15 to 35 years, came for ward aad professed Christianity. Bishop Berry, of the Methodist Episcopal church, who was preseat at this service, said to Dr. Torrey: "I never saw such a sight before. This is Pentecost." la all there were 1,002 coaversioas in Buffalo that day. Such, in brief, is the evangelistic history of the man who has been se cured to head the laymen's movement to "drive 'the devil from Chicago." With the record of accomplishment which Dr. Torrey has, and with the interest that already has developed in these remarkable evangelistic meet ings, there is every reason to believe that what the laymen's council ex pects will come true, and that, before the end of next month Chicago will have had a religious awakening such as it never has experienced. An 'idea of the businesslike, meth ods with which this remarkable -am-paign is being pursued is manifested in the posters which advertise the meetings. They are printed on yel low cardboard in black and red ink. The word "Sin" appears in large red letters at the top of the poster. The top two lines read; " "What Sin Costs Chicago." Beneath, in black type, with 'a red ruled, border, appear these state ments: t "Thousands of -lives every year. "Millions of dollars to suppress crime. "Hundreds of widows and orphans caused by drink and crime. "Thousands of girls led astray. "Thousands of boys arrested for crime. "Hundreds of insane and suicides. "Dozens of women assaulted." In a circle with a red background near the bottom of the poster appears the slogan: s"To Win Men to Christ" . f . At the bottom 'of the poster, in large black type, is the war cry": "Help Drive Sin From Chicago." "Are you not aggravated at times by these men who, profess an interest in your meetings for the sole purpose of getting money for their present needs?" was asked Dr. Torrey. "Indeed no," he answered. "Some of the most steadfast of the converts I have made in my evangelistic cam paigns have been the filthiest, appar ently the most hopeless, specimens of humanity upon whom your eyes ever rested. "There was one man, a particular case. He hung around the Moody In stitute for three years. He was a drunkard and one of the kind who ap parently had lost every atom of man hood and responsibility. He once nearly killed his wife while on a drunken spree. He used to come here and work every possible pretext for getting money with which to buy drink. "We kept him going, among us, for almost three years.. We knew he was 'working' us, but we thought we would J be able to. change him into another man. Finally the case appeared al most hopeless. I was in despair, and after an especially flagrant breach of good faith -on his part I told God that if He ever gave me another soul I wanted that man. Soon after he be gan to change. To-day he is honest respected, occupies a high place in the business world, and is one of the most earnest and capable Christian workers in the entire city of Chicago." "Is the devil more at home in Chi cago than in any other city with which you are familiar?" Dr. Torrey was asked. Without hesitation he answered: "No." "What do you consider the ' most wicked city In the world?" "San Francisco was," he replied without reservation. "It may be im proved now. But there was so much room for improvement The cities of the orient where cosmopolitan crowds mingle with the natives, are ordi narily the worst Some of the cities of Japan and "India, where Americans, Englishmen and others of the Anglo-1 Saxon races are located in colonies, are without question the wickedest places of which I have knowledge."' Dr. Torrey and the ministers and laymen associated with him in the present crusade do not expect to exile his Satanic majesty entirely from Chicago; not yet They have hopes for the future.. But just at present they expect to make Chicago so warm for sin of every description that the devil will be content to go home for a vacation. institution. Last year, according to a report by the librarian just made public, there was one solitary patron of the library. The' librarian ex pressed the opinion that the people of the town were so much Interested in roller skating, baseball games, bridge whist and poker that they had no' time for books. - First Enafish Ii la 179C William take, a opeaei the flrst national the iasaae fa York; Eaglaat I -(' i t I t it TABLE DELICACIES RICrr FOr DrtHri Or ALL D- SCrtimOrtS. r u Lebeter Fsei-WQI -1 en the1 Luncheon n Helens Deviled Kidneys" MethesTef Preparing teup From Onions. Faci. This is delicioes to serve at card parties or luncheons. Re move the meat from, a large boiled lobster; then pick into, flakes. Place one pint strained tomato pulp in stew ing pan and' when hot add one table spoon of corn-stanch, wet with a little cold water; two tablespoons of batter, one level teaspoon wet mustard, one teaspoon of scraped onion and the lob ster. Simmer until creamy, then fill paper cases. Strew with brown bread crumbs. Serve hot. Canned lobster can be used. Frozen Beets-If you want a real delicacy try this: Boil the amount of sugar beets required.,. When boiled peel, slice and cover with vinegar. Al low them to freeze over night. Serve with ice slightly melted and you will he surprised to find they have imbibed the flavor of rare old wine. Quick Dessert Take small round milk crackers, batter aad toast a light brown; put two crackers in each plate; stew, thea seed a half pound of prunes; - sweeten to taste. Place prunes on crackers aad pour' whipped cream over all; add a slice of lemon to each plate. Japanese Salads Cut the tops off tomatoes-; remove the pulp, fill in with potato salad with the usual Preach dressing. Season with onion chopped fine. Put en ice to chill. Serve on lettuce leaves. Savory Cakes. Make a rich puff paste. ' Cut into rounds. Fill the rounds with ,a mixture, of grated cheese, moistened with tomato sauce. .Bake in a quick oven and cut into fingers. Deviled Kidneys. Split sheep kid neys in half, with the skin and white membrane removed. Put two ounces of butter in a sauccpari and. whea liot.' put In the kidneys dust with salt and pepper, and cook nuickiy. Pour over 'this a little tablespoonful of onion juice, tablespoonful of Worcestershire sauce and tablespoonful of sherry, (Some bread and 'stilton' cheese. ' Sea 'Foam Candy. To, two cups brown sugar add enough water to soak it-and boil until it "spins a' thread. Have the white of one egg beaten stiff on a platter; pour the candy over it, and beat rapidly until it creams, smooth out and cut. , Onion Soup. Slice a large onion and fry in hot lard.. Add flour for thicken ing, put in a quart of water and let boil .10 minutes. ' Season with salt, pepper, and a few' chopped sorrel (leaves. Beat the yolks, of two eggs; stir them in the whole, and. pour over slices of toast. I, Fig Prss.-vea. Take the figs when nearly ripe and cut across the top in the form of a cross. Cover with strong salted water and let stand, three days, changing the water every day.4 At the end or this time cover with fresh water, ad ding a few grape or fig leaves to color and cook until quite green. Then put again in cold water, changing twice daily, and leave three days longer. Add a pound granulated sugar to each pound of figs, cook a few moments, take from the fire and set aside two days. Add more sugar to make sweet, with sliced and boiled lemon or ginger root to flavor, and cook until tender and thick. Bees Fill Maple Tree With Honey. While men were trimming a large maple tree on Levi Grant's place a large quantity of honey was found. A number of slabs on honey were removed, much to the disgust of the army of bees who made themselves felt For some time this tree has been known as a "bee tree" and the complete way in which the insects cleared out the inside of the tree makes the building efforts of human beings seem unimportant. The accu mulation of honey in itself was an .enormous work, but the preparation of the tree for a hive must have taken years. Hartford Courant To Wash Mirrors and Glass. Put a few drops of ammonia on a moist rag and make short work: of it If the glass is very dirty, put some finely .powdered whiting in a small piece of muslin. Dab it over the glass. The dirtier the glass the more whiting is required. Then smear evenly with a damp rag and let it remain until dry. Then rub off with chamois, if alcohol be used Instead of water the glass will receive a fine polish.' To Heat Miik. Put the milk la a small Un can. such as aa empty cocoa can, and place it in a basin of hot water. Move it rapidly around, and in a short time the milk will be warm enough. When one has a gas or gasoline stove it would be better to heat water over the blaze and then to put milk directly over fire, where it is apt to boil and become unfit for baby's stomach. French Stew. j One pound of meat one small head of cabbage, one onion and one quart of tomatoes. Run the meat through a meat hopper or cut In small pieces, cut cabbage, tomatoes and onions fine. Canned tomatoes may be used if fresh ones are not available. -Season to taste. Just before serving stir one tablespoon of flour in a little water till it is smooth and add. ! Braid Your Wraps. Coats and wraps will nearly all be braided this winter, and the binding of braid will be particularly in favor. Very satiny finished, cloths are the favorite background 'for the braid, which in itself will be of the silkiest kind and of many new thick bold "de- Uses for Soda. In mixing a cake a pinch of soda; whea bakiag powder is used, im proves the texture of cake. pinch ef aeda added before the. upper crest la piacei oa berry pies will 1-i m 3J .. "" J-5 ..