The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, November 13, 1907, Image 3

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Burtra H. Barnes, a wealthy American
touriag- Corsica, rescues the younjj Eng
lish lieutenant. Edward Gerard Anstruth
er. and his Corsican bride, Marina,
daughter f the PaoJis. from the mur
derous vendetta, understanding that his
reward Is to be the hand or the girl he
loves. Enid Anstruther, sister or the Eng
ish lieutenant. The four fly frcm Ajac
cio to Marseilles on board the French
steamer Constantino. The vendetta pur
sues and as the quartet are about to
board the train for London at Marseilles,
Marina is handod a mysterious note
which causes her lo collapse and necessi
tates a postjMinement of the journey.
Jiarn8 gets part of the mysterious note
and receives letters which inferm him
that he is marked by the vendetta. He
employs an American detective and plans
to beat the vendetta at their own game.
For the purpose of securing the safety
of the women names arranges to have
Iady Chaitris lease a secluded villa at
ICice to which the party Is to be taken
in a yarht. Susp.clon is created that
Marina Is in league with the Corsicans.
A man. believed to be Corregio Danella,
in seen passing the house and Marina 13
thought to have given him a sign.
CHAPTER III. Continued.
"Yes. I've got the schooner Seagull,
Mr. William Jameson. Glasgow, char
tered for three weeks. Jameson is re
turning to Scotland and is very willing
to lease the boat. We have cleared
her for Naples. Crew of six men and
mate, all Scotch. The captain, as I
told you before, has gone to England,
so your naval lieutenant must act as
your navigator. She is found as to
stores for crew, but as you have sug
gested, I have put ice and cabin sup
plies en board, according to the mem
orandum yen gave me."
"Then I think we'll be able to live
very comfortably for a couple of
weeks,' observes Carnes, meditatively,
lighting a cigar.
"The Seagull has already dropped
out of the Vieux port, where she was
laying and she will be off the Comiche
road as you directed. I'll have a boat
on shore at the Itoucas Blanc."
"Then the next thing is to get the
ladies, on board, and that, of course,
we cannot do until after dark," re
marks Burton. "You had best not be
seen about here any more, Eniory. but
yau had better be en board the Sea
gull when we arrive there, so as to
turn the vessel over to me. See who
arrives en the next steamer from
either Bastia or Ajaccio, and if this
Bernardo Saliccti turns up, notify me
if there is any meeting between him
and Danella."
"Yes. I'll shadow everything, even
you," chuckles the sleuth, grimly. "By
the by, here's Perrier's address in
Nice. He is quite often there. You
will find him, for a French mouchard,
perfectly reliable."
"Engage two trustworthy men," said
Barnes, "to follow our carriage on
horseback this evening. I must take
no chances with the ladies in our com
pany' Then Barnes goes off to Lady
Chartris' parlor to make some neces
sary financial arrangements with that
Mr. Barnes has scarcely finished
these and Lady Chartris has carried
away his check delighted, when Maud
bounces in upon him, her eye3 big
with excitement and mystery. "Gee,
Marina is a case!" she whispers.
"Why?" asks Burton, glancing sharp
ly at her.
"Why. getting a note from a man
the second day she was married and
crazy with fear her 48 hours' bride
groom will drop onto her little game."
Barnes gazes upon the infant prod
igy and emits a low whistle. "You
are certainly a bummer, Maudie," he
remarks, solemnly.
"You bet!" assents Miss Chartris,
who has just stepped in from an ex
citing interview with Marina that has
run about in this way:
The beautiful Corsican bride, appar
ently having recovered from the first
shock cf the letter in the Marseilles
depot, being dressed, at Enid's request,
for her carriage excursion, seems now
full of an excited yet morbid anxiety.
Obtaining opportunity when Miss
Chartris has entered her bedroom to
t?ive ter a kiss, tender her condolences
and get into the affair "with both
feet," as the adolescent intrigante ex
presses it to herself, Marina whispers,
a strange pathos in her eyes: "Maud,
dear, you have ccme to give me that
letter you picked up the one I dropped
on the floor of the railroad depot when
when 1 was overcome with the heat
this morning."
"Jinks, that's a nice way of putting
it overcome with the heat? It was
the letter knocked you," returns the
Chartris infant, with a knowing wink.
"No matter what it was affected
me." whispers the young Corsican
"lady, intensely. "The letter I must
have It at once! He he must not
see it!"
"I I didn't pick it up!" mutters
"Maud, doggedly.
"I saw you! Even when my eyes
were closing, I saw you! Give me the
letter, child, or I shall have to ask
your mother to get it from you for
The horrible possibilities of such a
demand impress themselves on Maud
with distressing effect; she snivels:
"Don't tell ma, she'd skin me."
"Then, the letter!" ejaculates Ma
rina, wildly.
"Well, if you must know, I sold it to
Barnes for two boxes of marrons
"Sold that letter? Ay de mi, if he
shows it to my husband!" And Marina
paces the floor in agitated dread.
"Don't torture me, miserable! I
hare brought too much misfortune on
him already." Tears dim the orbs of i
the Corsican girl. "Tell dear Mr.
Barnes that I must see him; that it Is
very important."
"Why. sure III do it, though I don't
think hell help you put op any Job
on your
"Pat up any job? Another base In
aiauatioa from your childish lips and
amfeOffr: rear
I'll tell your mother you had that let
ter concealed! Away!" Looking like
a frenzied goddess, Marina opens her
door and Maud speeds from it
"Gee," remarks the young lady to
herself, as she flits along the hotel pas
sageway and notes Anstruther keeping
watch outside his wife's door.
Her eyes are still big with suspect
ed Intrigue as. she continues her con
versation with Mr. Barnes by suddenly
interjecting: "She-wants'to see you!"
"Marina, the bride of course. She
wants to give you a hint not to let the
cat out of the bag to Edwin about the
man whose letter mado her faint."
Here. Miss Chartris, . who has sud
denly looked out of the window, trying
to hide a telltale face, from the pierc
ing glance of her companion, ejacu
lates almost tremblingly: "Holy
"What's the matter?"
"Why, there's the man walking up
the street who gave me the note that
knocked Marina out of time the one
with the scar over his eye. He's look
ing up at our windows in the hotel!"
Maud dodges back in a frightened way.
But Barnes is already cautiously tak
ing cognizance from another window
of the man whose scar Identifies him
in the throng of passersby on the Rue
Noailles. The gentleman he gazes upon
is, though actively built, lounging past
"See if You Can Find Out What is
with a pair of flashing eyes alertly yet j
intently fixed upon some window of
the hotel near where Burton is stand
ing. Dressed in the deep mourning of
southern France, a high Corsican hat
lends picturesqueness to his costume.
A certain family likeness suggests to
Barnes that this man, though nearly
15 years younger, is the half brother
of the dead Count Musso Danella. Sud
denly the man responds to something
he has seen in one of the windows of
the hotel by a nasty, sneering grin.
"What did he see in the window?"
thinks Barnes, and to Maud's aston
ishment bolts from the room, runs i
down the stairs of the hotel, and
passes through the office into the
In the throng of the rather crowded
Rue Xcailles he fails to find, this man
he now feels quite certain must be
Corregio Danella.
Then the American glances up at
the windows of the hotel and at the
third from that in which he had been
standing, the one he knows is Marina's
chamber, he sees the bride of Edwin
Anstruther staggering away.
"Can it be possible that Edwin's
wife has given this man some signal
from her window that caused his tri
umph?" A moment's consideration effaces 1
this thought, "No woman can be more
devoted to her husband than the bride
of Edwin Anstruther. Whatever the
agitated girl has done is intended for
her husband's safety. What can that
A second later, he thinks, it must
have merely been some sign of woe
or fear that had produced the triumph
of Corregio Danella.
This reminds Barnes of Marina's re
quest to see him. "I will find out from
Mrs. Anstruther the contents of that
devilish letter this astute distractor of
matrimonial bliss sent her," he thinks,
and steps rapidly back Into the hotel.
Upon the. second floor, finding Ed
win still stalking about the passage
way and keeping his watch upon his
wife's chamber. Burton quite shortly
states he has a suggestion or two asl
s 1 1 i jgy i'ZAr'j"r''3r5Ei-''-LizMMirB
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regards their yachtiag; trip to,make to
The consequence- is that her has
baad soon after biiags her into the
parlor the party has secured for their
general use. As he does so, Banes
notices something la the briae's man
ner to her husband that increases his
alarm for her. In themornlng. though
Marina's eyes showed traces of the
sufferings their owner had undergone;
they were full of hope as they rested
on her bridegroom. Now despair ap
pears to have taken its place as her
beautiful orbs linger lovingly yet sad
ly on the man she adores, and then
seem to turn from him agitated by
some hidden determination.
A moment after Anstruther says, in
a loud tone intended for his bride's
ears: "Take care of her while do my
packing," adding in a cautious whiA
per to Barnes: "See if you can find
out what is really the matter with my
'darling. Some devilish thing must
have happened to her at the railroad
depot. She won't tell me. You dis
cover." Under .these circumstances, Barnes
is very eager to learn the balance of
the note which had shattered the
bride's nerves.
"Glad you're looking so fit, Marina,"
he remarks, lightly, for they have
grown into the habit cf addressing
each other with the familiarity of com
ing relatives. "Maud told me you
wished to speak to me."
"Why, certainly. Burton, I you
you have read the letter that struck
me down in the railroad station. I
must beg you not to be cruel enough
to even hint to my husband its con
"Why, of course. Tis best for Ed
win, at present, at all events, to be in
the dark," returns Barnes, groping
darkly himself; adding assuringly:
"You must pick up courage, my dear
girl. You faced a greater trial only
two days ago."
Her answer confuses and astounds
her interrogator. "Faced a greater
Really the Matter with My Darling.
trial?" she says piteously. "Perhaps
in one way." After this she gasps for
a moment and suddenly cries: "Then
you haven't read the letter."
"Read it most of it A portion of it
hasn't come into my hands yet Maud
said you tore it up."
"Ah, thank God, you missed the last
part. Then you might have told my
husband and I could never have done
"Never have done what?"
"W'hat you will not know till it is
"You'd better tell it to me so that I
may advise you," he suggests.
- But the beautiful bride pacing the
chamber, her hands pressed to her
brow, suddenly pauses in front of him
and says: "No, I'll be my own coun
sellor in this matter. Ill fight the
dread fight out with myself. I'll try
Her distracted manner adds to
Barnes' fear, not of her love and devo
tion to Edwin, but of her judgment In
some project she keeps concealed. He
says, imperatively: "You must tell
"No, tis between my conscience, my
God and my husband. Only tell Ed
win, tell him. in case '
"In case what?"
"Oh, 'you know the cruel things that
may happen in such a blood feud
which is again revived, now worse
than ever. In case I pass from my
husband's sight, tell him that I al
ways loved him; that that I didn't
believe. Should I do something he re
grets, hs condemns, ask him to forgive
me; it was because I loved him better
than than my own soul!"
If he Had a Million.
"Say, Moike, if yez had a million
dollars given ye to-day, phwat wud yez
do first?" "Sure, an I'd go to the
Palace hotel and engage a room, an'
I'd lave wurrud with the clerk to call
me at five o'clock In the morning.'
"Why, phwat wud yez do that fur?
"Ah. said Mike, with a complacent
grin, "whim he tould me to get up
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Chicago. "There she was. waitin'at
the church."
And one could repeat the oft quoted
words of the erstwhile popular 'song,
not only once more, but five times
more, to hint at the story of the pa
tient .and loyal girl who waited in vain
at the house of worship to hear the
wedding bells ring for her.
Six times, actually, sweet, sensible
and attractive Inga Lindquist waited
at the church for Alfred Rasmussen
that the parson might tie the matrimo
nial knot for them. But some strange
fate intervened to blast the hopes of
the blushing bride-elect.
Each and every time the bridegroom-to-be
proved recreant and eith
er failed to appear at the church, or
fled after the bridal party and guests
had assembled. Four times the faith
'ess Alfred made his "get-away" just
before reaching the sacred edifice, and
wice he quietly slipped away while
'hse present waited for the minister
toT-ome to the altar.
On each occasion the heart-broken
bride was left in tears of shame and
anguish, while the wedding guests
raged at his heartlessness in desert
ing the trusting girl and depriving
them of the promised sumptuous feast
and merry-making that were to follow
the ceremony.
Yet this recalcitrant fiance really
and truly loved the confiding and pa
tient young woman who had given her
all of the passion of her heart And
she well, she had such unbounded
faith in the genuineness of his pro
fessed affection for her that the bitter
denunciations of her friends and rela
tives could not shake it, and she read
ily granted him forgiveness each time
he pleaded for her pardon. He was
so eloquent this handsomo Alfred Ras
mussen. and be sued for her womanly
indulgence with such eloquence and
protested his deep, undying love for
her with so ardent words of endear
ment she could not deny him the clem
ency he craved. So it was that she
consented four times and then twice
more to "give him another chance."
And only after the last chance did
she triumph by a ruse.
Heroine No Silly Girt.
Miss Inga Lindquist the heroine of
the. "waiting-at-the-church six times'
romance in real life, was not a giddy
young thing or either "sweet 16," 17
or even 18, for that matter, when her
romance began. Indeed, full 3t sum
mers, and, like as not, as many win
ters, hid. been recorded in her life his
tory up to that time.
Inga Lindquist for a number of
years was an expert milliner, and
as fore-woman in a big millinery
house, earned and was paid a good
salary, one that many an able man In
mercantile life would be only too glad
to receive for high-class service. The
young woman's employers valued her
services so highly that several times
she hinted at giving up her position
to engage in the millinery business for
herself they induced her to remain
and gave her a substantial advance
in salary.
Early in the present year she came
into a very nice Inheritance through
the death of a relative in Sweden. She
resigned her position to engage in
business for herself, opening a hand
some store on the northwest side ol
ciheago, where dwell the well-to-da
Swedes, Germans and German-Americans.
Business from the start was a splen
did success with Miss Lindquist for
first-class trade came to her unso
licited. Her success in business
pleased her friends very much, but
her state of single blessedness was the
one source of annoyance and disap
pointment to them.
Met "Handsome Al."
It was when the fair milliner's
close friends the feminine ones
were about giving up hope that she
Graphic Description of Perils of Arctic
One of the most striking passages in
Robert E. Peary's "Nearest the Pole"
is his description of the action of an
icefloe which threatened his ship. He
writes: "Its slow, resistless motion
was frightful, yet fascinating. Thou
sands of torte of smaller Ice which the
big floe drove before it the Roosevelt
had easily and gracefully turned under
her sloping bilges, but the edge of the
big floe rose to the plank sheer, and a
few yards back from its edge was an
old pressure ridge, which rose higher
than the bridge deck. This was the
crucial moment For a minute or so,
which seemed an age, the pressure
was. terrific The Roosevelt's ribs and
Interior bracing cracked like the dis
charge of musketry; the deck amid
ships bulged up several Inches, while
the main rigging hung slack and the
masts and rigging shook as in a vio
lent gale. Then with a mighty tremor
aad a sound which reminded me of aa
athlete Utakiag his breath for a su-
would ever become a bride that the
good-looking young pharmacist Al
fred Rasmussen, came on the scene
and foil in love with Igna Lind
quist It was a real surprise to
the friends of both. "Handsome Al."
as he was called and Is yet by his
intimates, was generally regarded as
a good fellow.
In due course the engagement of
Inga Lindquist and Alfred Rasmus
sen was announced to their friends
and relatives. Then the date was
set for the wedding. Despite the
protests of their friends the couple
decided to have a quiet wedding at
church, with only the bridal attend
ants and a few close friends and rela
tives to witness the ceremony, though
there was to be a grand feast at the
home of the bride's aunt Mrs. Ceder
quist After the latter the new
ly wedded pair were to take a trip
to New York and other eastern
That was in April last Miss Lind
quist her bridesmaid, two young wom
en friends, three male friends, a
cousin and her aunt and Rasmuss9n's
best man and six of his friends, wait
ed at the church. Rasmussen did not
come, and the bride-to-be and the
bridal party retired Miss Inga broken
hearted. Nothing was heard from
Rasmussen, no one knew where he
was. Mrs. Cederquist the bride-elect's
aunt, and several of her gentlemen
friends were anxious to notify the po
lice of the fiance's disappearance, fear
ing that maybe he was a victim of
foul play. But intimates of the miss
ing man protested that it would re
sult in sensational notoriety for all
concerned,- and their objections pre
vailed. Three weeks later, or in the
early part of May, "Handsome Al" re
appeared and called on his weeping
sweetheart He pleaded hard for for
giveness, alleging that he suddenly
became frightened at assuming the
responsibilities of married life, and
was so worried about this while on
his way to church that yielding to im
pulse, he fled and went to Milwaukee.
Secured Forgiveness.
. So eloquently did the recreant
lover plead that his sweetheart for
gave and took him back. Then new
plans were made, and it was decided
that the wedding should be the last
week in May. Again the milliner
was "waitin at the church" for the
second time, but the faithless lover
came not Once more the bride-to-be
returned home to put away her wed
ding dress and finery, shed tears,
wring her hands and plan new crea
tions for her rich customers. Sev
eral weeks later Rasmussen turned up
at Miss Lindquist's home, but the in
dignant Mrs. Cederquist In her
wrath, refused to admit him, and
drove the trifling fellow away; he had
brought sadness and disappointment
too often to that home, she declared.
to be permitted to again enter its por
tals. But Rasmussen was not to be de
nied, and again his pleadings won for
giveness. For the third time the
wedding day was set and again the
bridegroom came not. What expla
nations he made that caused his res
toration to favor can but be guessed,
but again he was forgiven, and again
were preparations made for the nup
tials. History repeated itself on this occa
sion and on another that followed,
and then for the sixth time the bride
arrayed for the ceremony, confident
that at last she might rely on the fer
vent promise of her lover.
But, no. Again' the wedding proces
sion was marshaled at the altar, and
the bridegroom was "conspicuous by
bis absence."
Bride at Last Aroused.
Everybody was too dumfounded to
utter a word; even the repeatedly de
ceived minister was so stunned that
j preme effort the ship shook herself
free and jumped upward till her pro
peller showed above water. The big
floe snapped against the edge of the
ice-foot forward and aft and under us,
crumpling up its edge and driving it
in shore some yards, then came to
rest, and the commotion was trans
ferred to the cuter edge of the floe,
which crumbled away with a dull
roar, as other floes smashed against it
and tore off great pieces in their on
tward rush, leaving the Roosevelt
stranded but safe."
On another occasion it required 35i
hours of incessant strain and struggle
to clear a way through the obstruct
ing Icefloes to the open water beyond.
Mr. Peary says: "The Roosevelt fought
like a gladiator, turning her full weight
against the heavy floes whenever we
could get room for a rush, and rearing
upon them like a steeplechaser taking
a fence. Ah, the thrill and tension of
It the lust of battle, which crowded
days of ordinary life Into one! The
forward rush, the gathering speed and
momentum, the crash, the upward
heave, the grating snarl of the fee a
J the eteel-shod stem split it as a ma-
he cmM not veathm anger ta
When the others recovered tho
ef speech there wasabahme of
aaat talk. Only the bride was
tor a tfe-; 8he aaUledfaUt.c'n
her face ahowec a grim
tloawalch'the Others coma
Bidding her aaat, tho brideemeid. at
fteadaat and her geatlemaa eoema
ter'the-earrlage,ahe Informed the'
rest of tho party that there weald he
ao feast at her home that daw. Teal
later oa they woald seceive aa invimv
tioa to dlae with, her and her "hmv
haad." Thoa Mlsa lindquist drove
home. leaving her guests to
what she meant
The patient milliner was
She said little, but seemed to have
some plan of action ready. There
was much going and coming ea her
part la a way that smacked of mys
tery and promised a great surprise.
Evidently she contemplated a strategic
move, and like a good general she kept
silent until the time came.
Plans Carefully Laid.
It was the latter, part, of September
when ( Miss Lindquist had her plans
ready.' She called on the pastor of her
church the church at which she wait
ed six times in. vain. She had a brief
talk with the wise man of the cloth
and came to an understanding with
him. Then she had a conference with
her standing bridesmaid and her cousin
and Rasmusscn's permanent best man.
A few days later a carriage drove up
to the door of Mrs. Cederquist's house.
A servant came out with a small
trunk, which was placed on the foot-'
rest at the driver's seat Then Inga,
her aunt and her bridesmaid entered
the carriage. Another conveyance
drove up to the door and into it quick
ly "piled" Miss Inga's cousin and the
best man. Miss Inga and her party
were driven in one direction and the
other carriage in a different one.
The rig containing the milliner and
her friends drove to the home ef
"Handsome Al." It was early evening
and he was there. The driver rang
the doorbell and when It was opened
asked for Mr. Rasmussen. He appeared
quickly and as he did Miss Lindquist
called to him from the carriage. He
hastened to her.
Were Married at Last
"Get In, Al," she said sweetly. Tm
going on that wedding trip of ours.
It's been put off so often I'm just
heartsick to make it, even jf I have to
go alone. Besides, business 19 .quiet
now and I can spare the time. Come
and drive with me to the depot, Al,
won't you?" coaxingly.
"Al" got In quickly, and was not a
little astonished to' find there were
other occupants the aunt and brides
maid. But their presence did not
abash him and he renewed his old
style of love-making. Very earnestly
he pleaded with Inga to not go away.
vowing, that he would wed her without
any further delay If she consented to
remain. The young woman pretended
to be obdurate and let the artful
dodger go on with his pleas and vows.
So Intent was Rasmussen he did not
notice the direction in which the
carriage was being driven. But Inga
had laid her plans carefully, so care
fully there was practically no danger
that they would go amiss. The driver
had his instructions, and before
"Handsome Al" knew what was in
"the wind" the carriage stopped be
fore the door of the parsonage of the
church at which Inga had waited so
many times. In his bewilderment the
bridegroom failed to note another car
riage at the curb. In a few minutes
Miss Lindquist and Rasmussen were
standing before the minister and
around them stood the rest of the
bridal party. And the ceremony fol
lowed. It was brief. When the min
ister shook hands with the newly wed
ded couple and gave them good advice
and extended his congratulations, the
"wedding welcher," as his friends had
dubbed Rasmussen. was. all smiles,
kissed his bride with fervor and gave
the "glad hand" to all of the wedding
party. A few moments later all en
tered the carriages and were driven to
the home of the bride this time a real
and smiling bride.
son's hammer splits granite, or trod
it under, or sent it right and left in
whirling fragments, followed by the
violent roll, the backward rebound,
and then the gathering for another
rush, were glorious."
At such times the physical tension
was intense: "Everyone on deck hung
with breathless interest on our move
ment, and as Bartlett and I clung in
the rigging I heard him whisper
through teeth clenched from the pure
ly physical tension of tha throbbing
ship under us: 'Give it to 'em, Teddy;
give it to 'em!' More than once did a
fireman come panting on deck for a
breath of air. look over the side, mut
ter to himself, 'By , she's got to
go through!' then drop into the stoke
hold, with the result a moment later of
an extra belch of black smoke from
the stack and an added turn or two to
the propeller."
Cost ef Producing Tea.
One tea company In India has under
cultivation 1,450 acres! while another
has 1,303 acres. It costs to produce
the tea and place it In tho market at
Calcutta from T to f cents a
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Simple Refreshment Moms That to
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Aban of cream of chlckem earn
served with' aut sandwiches and a
glass' of lemoa squash, make a de
lightful tea or. supper dmh. OUveo
and salted peaauts may bo ised.
To make the cream ef chiekea
salad, chop the chiekea very flae. AM
to each half pint one-half put of
cream sauce and two tablespooafahi
of gelatine that has been soaked. I
four tablespoonfuls of cold water for
aa hoar. Mix the Ingredients together
hot .season nicely and turn into a
shallow pan to cool. When cold form
into balls the size of English walnuts.
Put three-of these balls oa a nest off
lettuce 'leaves, put one teaspoonful off
mayonnaise in the middle and, they
are ready to serve. ,
Use slightly toasted unsalted al
monds ' for sandwiches. After they
have been chopped fine sprinkle them
thickly between thin slices of bread
and butter, pres3 together and cut la
any fancy shapes desired.
The lemon squash may be made the
day before. Grate the yellow rind of
three lemons and add two pounds of
sugar to one quart of water; boil for
five minutes and strain. Add the juice
of 12 lemons and strain again. At
serving time dilute this with Apolll
naris water, making thelemon squash
sufficiently cool to be palatable.
Woman's Home Companion. L
Handkerchiefs Made at Home Are
Dainty and Economical.
Some handkerchiefs which are pret
ty and dainty are fascinating to
make and at the same time are
economical. One yard and a quarter
of 43-inch wide handkerchief llnea
will make nine men's handkerchiefs
of the correct size. Twelve women's
handkerchiefs may be made from a
yard and a quarter of 32 inch wide
linen at one dollar or $1.50 a yard.
After the linen is cut into square
for the handkerchiefs each corner is
slightly curved to form a curved in
stead of a square corner. The edges
are then rolled and whipped over with
colored wash file thread.. The stitches
take in only the depth of the roll
After the handkerchief is all whipped,
turn back and whip in the same way.
the return stitches between those
done the first time. This crosses the
threads and produces a charming
cross-sticth effect A small initial
should be worked in the corner in the
same color thread. These handker
chiefs are odd and unique, and still
are much in vogue, as all the smart
handkerchiefs have a touch of color
Baked Potato for Invalid.
For economy in the sickroom pre
pare baked potatoes by washing and
drying them thoroughly; lay them on
the asbestos bread toaster, and cover
them closely with a small granite pan;
turn the fire on only half way, turn
the potatoes oyer occasionally, aad
in an hour, when they should be done,
spread a napkin over the hand; 'place
a potato in the center, and, holding the
napkin closely around it with the po
tato like a ball on the top of the
hand, pat it gently all over, roll it out
on a plate, open the jacket season
with butter, pepper and salt and. if
liked, a tablespoonful of cream, aad
you have a potato mashed as fine as
In the ordinary way, only a more deli
cious and tempting as well as a mora
easily digested dainty for the sick
Imitation Canton Ginger.
Take young carrots, scrape care
fully, cut in pieces the size of the
West Indian preserved ginger; par
boil gently. to keep from breaking,
drain carefully. let lie oa sieve all
night The next day weigh, put equal
parts of sugar with tablespoon of es
sence of ginger, the yellow rind of one
half a lemon, and one-fourth pint of
water to each pound of carrots; sim
mer gently four hours, then lift the
pieces out carefully, put in small jars,
removing the lemon peel; boil the
sirup quickly for ten minutes, add a
wine glass of brandy to a pint; when
cold seal same as jelly and keep, ia
a cool place.
Breakfast Food Variety.
When other breakfast foods tire
toast slices of bread, crumble fine and
eat with cream and sugar. This is de
licious and nourishing.
For a cold night one can make de
licious hot chocolate by melting in a
little hot water a cake of sweet cho
colate and adding milk. This takes
only a few minutes and is always off
the right sweetness.
Bath Bags.
Four pounds of fine oatmeal, two
quarts of clean bran, one and one-half
pounds of powdered orris root one
and one-half pounds of almond meal,
one pound of powdered white castile
soap, three ounces of primrose sachet
powder. Keep in glass jars, filling
little cheesecloth bags as needed.
Leaves the skin soft, clear and vel
vety. Cement for Glass.
Add one pint of vinegar to one pint
of milk and separate the curds from
the whey. Mix the whey with the
whites of five eggs. Beat it thorough
ly together and sift into it a sufficient
quantity of unslacked lime to convert
it into a thick paste. Broken glass or
china mended with this cement will
not break again and will resist the ac
tion of fire and water.
Sugar Ginger Wafers.
Three-fourths cup butter, creamed
with two cups white sugar, one enpj
milk, four cups sifted flour, three
quarters teaspoon soda dissolved in a
little boiling water, one tablespoon
ginger. Spread the mixture very thin
on bottom of pans, well washed and
greased. Use a flat knife. Bake in
moderate oven till light brown. Cut
while hot and slip from pan.
His Great Idea.
Gilbert, the small son of a minister.
one day trying to construct a
church with his building blocks, hat
found he hadn't enough blocks. "Say.
papa," he inquired gravely, "caa't yow
hold up your congregation for
to Salsa my church?"
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