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From Among the Shadows
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Is found miinlereo' Or inn--t:!iiti;il evi
ileii. 1 ni-its to Imtli i:ialelev ami t'
unlamun man who hail !. i-W'l !th"'
'.itli linn l!l:ikcle l'f-in"j :n' r-teil
Sn a i;ir! in !lr T. train i wrt- Ued.
JttfiVeley ' resetted fr-'m t!i- humms ir
lv tlif'sjul in liliu" lli .11:11 i-J hmken.
They to the Carter ji'-n-e for li ik
fast The izltl proves to in- Nm West.
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isrtiim- nixstifv fie lmet She li"j
liet iz W t.-is and ItliK'l. v puts i in h's
lorl-ot Kl.i!;'lcv icl'irns loiiu. !! linil
tli.Tt li" . iitiil-T sin vt-ill in.- Mitvin;
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from tlf tram u:t!i Ins stolfi r:i
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iti.l I s 11 lifi li 'oruv i. tin"
tvoin.U' for wlio'ii i:lak IfV l.i'U-r'.t llif
l'lilhi an t"Ufl. tr'f ! m.'iki' :i Irirr ni
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CHAPTER XXIII. Continued.
"Cotillln't Ffl !.'
'I c:ml s- von now.
And Mujr soiifo
or mnticuitv didn't tell von about that
it. the end. of cour-e. he consented
to go -... ith in... He was v. rv lame, and
) helped him aroint" to the open win-
dow. lie was lull ol mora! courage,
the little man: it was only tii phys
ical in him that quailed And as we
giopid along, he' init,-d on
through the window first.
"If it is a tr:p." he whispered. "1
have two arms to jour one-, and. be-i
sides, as I said beiore. iile holds much
for you As for me. the govt rnaient i
would merelv lose an indifferent em-
H Jgr MAKI E0MRIJPFINEH4RT1 :
I ; sktrrnoK. or THE CIRCVLAR STAIRCASE
I COPVRIGHT I909 Vy BOBDS -FI?RR1J.L COMPTO"
When he found I was going first ! a ,:U)e tr- ' ":' -nieU to unij-ue urn nui uro... ., jua .
he was rather hurt, but I did not wait j st:i-v a niS5lt- S nothing He swung over to the stair railing,
for his protests. I swung mv feet do" l sSS5ted a game of. and then down. The rail is tcrau-iicd.
over the sil! and dropped. 1 made a d.mbU-dtiminy bridg -. but did net' He was long enough ahead of us to
clutch at the wmdow name with mv ' urge- it when my companion asked if. go into the dining room and get a de
good hand when I found iu floor un I 5t r"11'1"1 ouchre. Gradually, as ; canter out of the sideboard He
.!...- tmv toot i,f i -,o ... tm.. i the ccchsiastical candle paled in the , i-oared out the liquor into a glass.
dropped probably ten feet and landed
with a cmsli that src!:ifi! tn ;nlit mv :
rcrririmw l r,. ti,.-., -,..,iv imb..t,
hut-in some miraculous wav the baud!
-" ----"-- - --.w -. --, .-.'
aged arm had escaped injury.
"For heax'en's sake." Ilotelikiss was
calling trom above, "have you broken
your ikick: i
could, "mer.lv driven it up through a Starl and l0aped " niy fw?t' a"d a
mv skull. This is a staircase. I'm eom-la,-e A,:-ora c:it fo11 with a t,,umP
lug up to open another window." to the lloor- Th' fir" was stiU br,Sht-
"it was eerie work, but I acconi. and the re was an odor of scorched
plished it finallv. discovering, not with-' ,rat!u'r throi,S" the room- m Hot"a
citit mishap, a room filled with more i kiss' saoe& TI liuk' detective was
tables than 1 had ever dreamed of
tables that setmed to wavlav and
strike at me. When 1 had got a win
dow open. Hotchkiss crawled through,
and we were at last under shelter.
Our first thought was for a light.
The same laborious investigation that
t,..,( inn.ie.i .: ui.nrv. v.. wr., ....
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rt:..mHniv ,,! ti.nr tho r,Hm ... .,"
in operation. Hy accident I stumbled
across a tabouret with smoking ma-
terials. and lound
d a half dozen match -
es. The first one
e showed us the mag -
nitude of the room we stood in. and
revealed also a brass candle-stick by
the open fireplace, a candle-stick al-
most four feet high, supporting a can -
die of similar colossal proportions. It
was Hotchkiss who discovered that
it had been recently lighted. He held
the match to it and peered at it over
"Within ten minutes." he announced
impressively, "this candle has been
burning Look at the wax! And the
wick! Both soft!"
"Perhaps it's the damp weather." I
ventured, moving a little nearer to the
alrcle of light- A gust of wind came
1. g I J
a Face Gazed Down at Me.
in just tht'u. and the flamo turned over
on it j side and threatened demise.
There was something almost ridicu
lous in the haste with which we put
down the v.indow and nursed the
dicker to life.
The pi culiarly ghost-like appearance
of the room added to the uncanniness
of the situation. The furniture was
swathed in white covers for the win
ter; even the pictures wore shrouds.
And in a niche between two windows
a bust on :. pedestal, similarly
wrapped, one arm extended under its
winding sheet, made a most life-lilte
ghost, if any ghost can be life-like.
In the light of the candle we sur
veyed each other, and we were ob
jects for mirth. Ilotelikiss was taking
off his sodden shoes and preparing to
make himself comfortable, while 1
hung my muddy raincoat over the
ghost in the torner. Thus habited, lie
presented a rakish but distinctly more
When the.;e pi ople built." Uotch
Uiss said, surveying the huge dimen
sions of tiie room, "they iiiibt have
bouuht a mountain and built all oer
it. What a room!"
It seimed u be a living room, al
though liotchkiss remarked that it
was mur! more like a dtad one. It
was probably ."U feel long and 2 feet
wide. It was very high. loo. with a
domed ceiling, and a gallery ran
I "" "" f"rc uuim. acoui i i-ei
j above the ileor. Th i audio light did
' " l''tratp beyond the dim out-
I ,incs r ,h u;Ut'r-v raiK l,ut ' f;,ncicd
the wall there hung with smaller pie
Hotchkiss had discovered a fire laid
in the enormous fireplace, and in a
lew nsinuti s we were steaming beiore
a eheerlul blaze. itlun the radius
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fortable :ig:un. Hut the brightness
merely emphasized the gloom of the
ghostly corners. We talked in sub
dued Jones, and I smoked a bo- of
cigarettes which I found in
. . .
hrenglit. we grew tirowsy. l urew a
divan into the cheerful area
.stretched myself out for sleep. Hot
.. . . . ..
ll,i!;- wl! pa,.d "!e r":n .in ,ns eR
i tr.aue nun waitciui. sat wiue-eye'u oy
' tn.k. ft-ra emnl.!ntr i ninr
im-.ui.1.-.mUi....s i'M" -u. . ti . "- v." .... ...... j jj.jj OI r;ll as a winuow weigui;
1 have no idea how much time had; himrlf! Confound your theories , ..j j,,- i assented. "It wasn't Alice
passed when something threw itself he's getting farther away every min-j s:.i,v-the-fire'. 1 grant you that. Then
! violently on my chest. 1 roused with
sounu asleep, nis eieau pipe in ins
i f?irfrc no nt cnt linrlr nn it?s
haunches and wailed.
The curtain at the door into the
hallway bellied slowly out into the
room and fell again. The cat looked
toward it and opened its mouth for
. anowier tiowt. i turust at It Willi Cl
t . , - ?.
i font hnt it rofntjpd to move. Hotch-!
kiss stirred uneasily, and his pipe clat-
j tercd to the lloor-
The cat was standing at my feet.
' staring behind me. Apparently it was
! following with its eyes an object un -
seen to me, that moved behind me -
j The tip of its tail waved threatening-
j ly. but when I wheeled I saw nothing,
1 I took the candle and made a circuit
' of the room, llehind the curtain that
' had moved the door was securely
closed. The windows were shut and
j locked, and everywhere the silence
was absolute. The cat followed me
J majestically. I stooped and stroked
' its head, but it persisted in its uncan-
ny watching of the corners of the
When I went back to my divan, aft-
er putting a fresh log on the fire, I
was reassured. I took the precaution,
and smiled at myself for doing !t, to
put the fire tongs within reach of my
hand. But the cat would not let me
sleep. After a time I decided that it
wanted water, and I started out in
search of some, carrying the candle
without the stand. I wandered
through several rooms, all closed and
dismantled, before I found a small
lavatory opening ofT a billiard room.
The cat lapped steadily, and I filled
a glass to take back with me. The
candle flickered in a sickly fashion
that threatened to leave me there lost
in the wanderings of the many hall
ways, and from somewhere there
came an occasional violent puff of
wind. The cat stuck by my feet, with
the hair on its back raised menacing
ly. I don't like cats: there is some
thing psychic about them.
Ilotelikiss was still asleep when 1
trot back to the bis room. I moved
his boots bac'i from the fire and
trimmed the candle. Then, with sleep
gone from me, I lay back on my divan
and reflected on many things; on
my idiocy in coming; on Alison West,
and the fact that only a week before
she had been a guest in this very
house; on Itichey and the constraint
that had come between us. From that
I drifted back to Alison, and to the
barrier my comparative poverty would
The emptiness, the stillness were
oppressive. Once I heard footsteps
coming, rhythmical steps that neither
hurried nor dragged, and seemed to
mount endless staircases without
coming any closer. I realized finally
that I had not quite turned off the tap.
and that the lavatory, which 1 had cir
cled to reach, must be quite close.
The cat lay by the fire, its nose on
its folded paws, content in the warmth
and companionship. I watched it idly.
N'ow and then the green wood hissed
in the fire, but the cat never batted
an eye. Through an unshuttered win
dow the lightning flashed. Suddenly
the cat looked up. It lifted its head
and stared directly at the gallery
above. Then it blinked, and stared
again. I was amused. Not until it
had got up on its feet, eyes still riv
eted on the balcony, tail waving at
the tip. the hair on its back a bristling
brush, did I glauce casually over my
From among the shadows a face
gazed down at me. a face that seemed
a fitting tenant of the ghostly room
below. I saw it as plainly as I might
see my own face in a mirror. While
I stared at it with horrified eyes, the
apparition faded. The rail was there,
the Uokhara rug still swung from it,
but the gallery was empty.
The cat threw back its head and
His Wife's Father.
I jumped up and seized -the fire
tongs. The cat's wail had roused
Ilotelikiss. who was wide-awake at
once. He took in my offensive attitude,
the tongs, the direction of my gaze,
and needed nothing more. As he
picked up the candle and darted out
into the hall. I followed him. He made
directly for the staircase, and part
way up he turned off to the right
1 ts..vl-. i tf-r-ti11 rlnnr ln wofrt oil
the galleVv' itself: below us the fire !
gleamed cheerfully, the cat was not
in sight. There was no sign of my
ghostly visitant, but as we stood there
th Bokhara rug. without warning,
slid over the railing and fell to the
"Man or woman?" Hotchkiss in
quired in his mot professional tone.
"Neither that is. I don't know. I
didn't notice anything but the eyes,"
I muttered. "They were looking a
hole in mi'. If you'd seen that cat
you would realize my state of mind.
That was a traditional grave-yard
u.. j I.....K .,., .. .-"- j t , wi.u a lt aroiind hor shoulder
all" he lied e-heerlully. 'ou dozed,"1"- . 4" ' , ... .,.
... i -. .1 -.. . .......!.?.. ..
o.7. and the rest is the natural result j
of a li'-al on a buffet ear."
Nee iheless. he examined the I-ok-
hara e-aiel'u!ly when we went down, j
anil v.neii i i,::auy wine 10 s:eep ne wth t,c d(j(jr c,osed snrawIeil n the
was reading the only book in sight ; (Hv.m . wnt from 0,,e s,asm of mirth
lllwell on Bridge." The first rays of. ,nlo anotlu,r brComjng sane at inter
daylight were coming mistily mio the va,s and snteriai. rtlapse aain eVery
rcom when he roiled me. He had J tln,e , sa.iV Hotchkiss disgruntled
his linger on his lips, and he wins-1 , . ..,. n ..-., tinHn' the room.
j.end sihilantly whiio I tried to drawl
on my ciismrieu uoois.
"I think we have him." he said tri
umphantly. "I've been looking around
some, and I can tell yoi: this much,
.lust b: lore we came in through the
! w indow last night, another man came.
' ,. . . i! . i i:.i
i leit me uecamer mere, anu wok ii.u j
whisky into the library across the- had. j
Then he broke inio a desk, using a,
I,ai'or kn,re !or .a JIIu::,' . . .
, "i.oou Loru. iioiciikiss. i esciaim-;
I wl ; ! i timv ltii- lionti Iiil ii'flYl '
"it was Sullivan." Hotchkiss re-
Somewhat Hard to Answer
Judges Questioning Telegram must
Have Made the Railroad Men Sit
Up and Wonder.
. Some years ago Judge Gray of the
' supreme bench of Iowa was called to
Colorado by the death there of a rela-
t jve who had in vain sought better
health in the mountains. On the way
hack with the body a transshipment
was necessary at Council Bluffs. Judge
Gray purchased tickets for Iowa City.
and attended to the checking of the
coffin box in regular form. Then he
retired to his berth in the sleeper for a
night's rest At half-past four the next
morning the porter roused him to
dress, as Iowa City was but a few miles
away. The Judge had not slept well.
and the early rising had not helped to
put him in good humor. He was feeling
turned imperturbably "And he has
not gone. His boots are by the li
"He probably had a dozen pairs
where he could get them," I scoffed.
"And while you and I sat and slept,
the very man we want to get our
hands on leered at us over that rail
ing." "Softly, softly, my friend," Hotch
kiss said, as I stamped into my other
shoe. "I did not say he was gone.
Don't jump at conclusions. It is fatal
to reasoning. As a matter of fact, he
didn't relish a night on the mountains
any more than we did. After he had
unintentionally frightened you almost
into paralysis, what would my gentle
man naturally do? Go out in the
storm again? Not if I know the Allce-sit-by-the-fire
type. He went upstairs,
well up near the roof, locked himself
in and went to bed."
"And he is there now?"
"He is there r.-w."
We had no weapons. I am aware
that the traditional hero is always
armed, and that Ilotelikiss as the low
comedian should have had a revolver
that missed fire. As a fact, we had
nothing of the sort. Ilotelikiss car
ried the fire tongs, but my sense of
humor was too strong for me; I de
clined the poker.
"All we want Is a little peaceable
conversation with him." I demurred.
"We can't brain him first and con
verse with him afterward. And any
how, while I can't put my finger on
the place. I think your theory is weak.
If he wouldn't run 100 miles through
fire and water to get away from us,
then he is not the man we want."
Ilotelikiss, however, was certain. He
had found the room and listened out
side the door to the sleeper's heavy
breathing, and so we climbed past lux
urious suites, revealed in the deepen
ing daylight, past long vistas of hall
and boudoir. And we were both badly
winded when we got there. It was
a tower room, reached by narrow
stairs, and well above the roof level.
Ilotelikiss was glowing.
"It is partly good luck, but not all,"
he panted in a whisper. "If we had
persisted in the search last night, he
would have taken alarm and fled.
Now we have him. Are you ready?"
lie gave a mighty rap at the door
with the fire tongs, and stood ex
pectant. Certainly ho was right; some
one moved within.
"Hello! Hello there!" Hotchkiss
bawled. "You might as well come out
We won't hurt you. if you'll come
"Tell him we represent the law, i
prompted. "That's the customary
thing, you know."
P.ut at that moment a bullet came
squarely throrgh the door and flat
tened itself with a sharp pst against
the wall of the tower staircase. We
ducked unanimously, dropped back out
of range, and Hotchkiss retaliated with
a spirited bang bang at the door with
the tongs. This brought another bul
let. It was a ridiculous situation. Un
der the circumstances, no doubt, we
should have retired, at least until we
had armed ourselves, but Hotchkiss
had no end of lighting spirit, and as
for me. my blood was up.
"Break the lock." I suggested, and
Hotchkiss. standing at the side, out ol
range, retaliated for every bullet by -a
i .-..... i . i"i iriTii iiiii linn" in;
smashing blow with the tongs, 'lite
shots ceased after a half dozen, and
the door was giving, slowly. One of
us on eacli side of the door, we were
ready for almost any kind of desper
ate resistance. As it swung open
Hotehhls-s poised the tongs: I stood,
bent forward, my arm drawn back for
There was not a sound. Finally, at
the risk of losing an eye which I just
ly value'. I peered around and into the
room. There was no desperado there:
Oulv a fresh-faced, trcmb-ing lipped
servant, sitling on the edge of her
and the empty revolver at her feet.
We were victorious, but conquered
i--r.i- nviir lira! Kitch a retreat as ours
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refuge of the living room. There.
. s j,, n his hand hjs mouth
pursed with irritation. Finally he
stopped in front of mc and compelled
"When you have finished cackling."
he wiid with dignity. "I wish to justify
my position. Do you think the er
your.g woman upstairs put a pair of
number eight boots to dry in the li
brary last night? Do you think she
poured the whisky out of that decan
ter?" "They have been known to do it," 1
Hiii in. but his eye silenced me.
Moreover, if she had been the per-
S(jn wljo ,,crmi at you over the gal
,rrv rajiir!., jast night, don't you sup
pose, wit., her
r belligerent dis-
osi( jolu sjie coutj have filled you as
. : i.o
who was it?"
TO HE CON'TIXl'ED.)
anything hut cheerful when he stepped
jl.cn the platform at Iowa City. and.
walking to the baggage office, found
hat the body of his relative was not
here. "N'o tody came this morning.
-aid the agent. Judge Gray was furi
ous.. He was too full for utterance,
and. without uttering one word, he
walked to the telegraph office, seized
a pen. dashed off a dispatch to the bag
gage agent at Council Bluffs, and
thrust it through the window to the
astonished operator. It was this:
"Where in is my mother-in-law?
Novel Use for Electric Motor.
An electric motor Is used in Saa
Francisco to haul sand for grading
purposes. With a drag and cable the
sand is scraped from the bills to fill
A farmer rlckfd tills apple In his orchard
In tlif west
And put it In n. barrel with some others
of his best:
Becauso they worn s pptemllrt ho de-
clarril tiif price must climb
And Fit he raised UU figure on that barrel
by a dime.
The man who bought that barrel stuck a
label on the top.
Then told the Interviewers of a shortage
in the crop;
And when be camp to sell It to a buyet
on the door
He milled on his profit and a half a dr.!-
The man who sblppe.l that barrel stuck
his label on It. mo.
And talked of early freezes and the dam
age they do:
The man to whom ho shipped It said the
grower's price was high
And raised the price two dollars more
than in the days gone by.
The man who stored that barrel told ot
shortage In the pick.
Of scale and other p"ts that make the
apple orchards slrk.
And he put on live dollars to the cumula
And so it went, each handler taking oul
his little slice.
O. when yon eat this apple, may It flh
you with delight
To know that some one profits on each
nibble and each bite.
And. O. It- glad you do not live so vcr
From where the apple started, for think
what you'd have to pny!
"Fine Furs." from the press of Skic
& Peltz. seems to be another of those
Itex-Beach-Jack London things nboul
northwest Canada and Alaska. A
hasty glance over the illustrations
hliows that the hero is pestered half
to death by foxes and minks and
heavers and wolves and polar bears.
Evidently he comes out alive, for one
picture shows the heroine arrayed in
a complete outfit of muff. boa. etc.
A neat little brochure published by
Short Ton & Co.. is entitled "Coal."
It is quite impressionistic and at the
same time is a nature story.
. "Tropic Breezes." by G. P. Acent.
is published by the Southbound Rail
way company. The title is mislead
ing. One expects from it to peruse a
cluster of erotic poems. Instead, the
story is laid in a summer resort in
Florida, and most of the text is taken
' up with descriptions of the scenery.
I The illustrations show the hero and
heroine eating, golfing, walking and
sailing quite the conventional pic
tures. Brantirul Mudhurst," is not a Wil
liam Dran Howeils story at all. It is
by A. Loit Seller, and published by
Hot. Aire & Co. It tells how a young
couple built a bungalow which the
architect estimated would cost $2.."00
and paid for it and a $1. :10ft lot out or
the money they savd by moving out
of a house they were renting for $10
a month. Very Idealistic.
O. yonntr I.n"ninvr lias come out of th
wept anil of all tli swift airships his
plane Is the t-sl.
In a thntts:ind-fnt--;i'ral he lrnps to th
floor nnl iminvdiatcly calls for tlio
She is ready, forsont'i. anl her trunk !.
vell-pae!;d w! '! a dres-oase and
satchel supplv what N larked.
She has also .-. ijandlntr a li-itlmx or two
and from the dr-s.smakrr a sown
that Is nv
'TIs still in the lo that th lrrs"5makor
Fril (And !"t its sv.iy naught of what
ilrar n:iri stnt!
slanei at tin stack of lir hayi?
!: threw: one sl-ince an J away by
lilt lonelv :e nw
1-ls n-orils floated bark with no
slmilow of liopf- "I will rnnio with
a freight train next time we elope!"
"They say the hobble skirt is go
"That's odd. I should think It was
exactly suited to be a fall style."
Man and Woman.
"Anyway," says the woman, "scien
tists and and and all such people
agree that a wpman can endure far
more pain than a man. and without
complaining, too. So there!"
"Yes," say the man. "But it's this
way. A woman can talk more about
how she can endure pain without cci
plaining than a man talks abou.. jow
much he suffers from pain."
"There goes that witty Miss Mun
nelgh of America." says the cccut to
the colonel. "Her father made his
mocey by inventing a substitute for
coal, and I tell you she is a brick."
"Ah, yes," comments the colonel,
"but would It not be more appropriate
to call her a briquette?"
An implement Is something '.o work
with; a compliment is something to
work people with.
OLD FASHION ROAST
IT SHOULD BE COOKED OVEDBED
OF HOT ASHES.
Now Is the Time to Have an Old-
Fashioned Corn Roast, Build a
Huge Bonfire and Invite
Your Friends Over.
Corn and baked potatoes, with oys
ters roasted in the shell, will be all
that is needed for supper beyond the
usual sandwiches and soft drinks. II
a salad is wanted the tiny pear-shaped
tomatoes carry easily and are not
messy nor do they need preparation.
Mayonnaise should be mixed at home,
put in a small glass jar. and packed
in a kettle filled with ice.
To insure a successful roast it Is
necessary to have a huge bed ot
ashes. If you can find any of the par
ty enthusiastic enough to start tho
fire the night before and keep It go
ing steadily, you will have much bet
ter results. Otherwise it should be
started hours ahead of the meal time.
Tear off all the husks but the thin
inner layers. Remove silk and tie
rest of husks so they do not come
Put the corn and potatoes in the
ashes about the same time, the pota
toes five minutes earlier if they are
big ones. The oysters roast in much
Use Good Butter.
Have a supply of good butter with
which to dress oysters and corn. Po
tatoes aro dug from their charred
shells and mixed with plenty of but
ter, salt and pepper.
Let the men tend to putting the
foods in the ashes, also to removing
them with small shovels. Girls'
dresses are too Inflammable to go
near a bonfire.
There is a flavor to these ashes
cooked food that can be had In no
other way nor is it just imagination
or youth lending a glamour.
Some picnickers include apples for
dessert in the roasting list. The skins
are somewhat too much charred to be
palatable, but they are excellent when
put in long iron skewers or in corn
Toppers and cooked over the flame.
Corn popping is also an agreeable
addition if long enough handles can
be rigged up not to toast the toasters.
Cabbage in a Loaf.
Scoop out the crumbs from a square
loaf of bread, leaving only the four
walls. Leave in the oven until crisp
and fill with the following mixture:
Take off the large outside leaves from
a small head of cabbage, remove the
ntalk and soak in water for about ten
minutes, drain and cook in boiling
salted water with a teaspoonful of
soda until tender: cut into small
pieces, season with salt and pepper
and put a layer or the cabbage into
the loaf with small pieces of butter
over It. Add a layer of breadcrumbs
and grated cheese. Let stand in the
even until the cheese has melted, and
serve very hot.
In making jellies of all kinds this
plan is good. Instead of making all
jelly at once, simply can the juice of
the fruit. To do this, extract the
juice in the usual way. bring it to a
boil and can without sweetening in
quart jars. A jar at a time may then
bo opened, the sugar added and the
iellv finished in the usual way. In
i this way you may have fresh jelly all
the time and the time and labor or
making it ail up at once is saved.
Sour Milk Cake.
One cup light brown sugar, one ta
blespoon butter or lard well mixed
wiih the sugar, one cup buttermilk or
roar milk, one teaspoon of soda, one
of vanilla and two heaping ones of
cocoa, also a pinch of salt. Stir in
enough Hour to make a little thicker
than for layer cake and bake slowly.
Frosting One-quarter cup cream and
beat in enough powdered sugar until
it is as thick as desired. Flavor with
Apple ginger is a relish that will
find appreciation. Make a syrup of
four pounds or sugar and a pint or
water. As soon as it comes to a boil
add one ounce of green ginger sliced,
the yellow rind of four 'lemons cut in
tiny bits, and four pounds of apples
pared and quartered. Cook twenty
minutes, add the juice of four lemons,
let It come to a boil and seal while
To Remove Grease.
To remove candle grease from a
fabric or any smooth surface, heat a
knife and carefully scrape oft with
this hot implement. This Is easier
than ironing over the grease, besides
being possible of achievement in more
Sealing wax is a harder problem.
It is easy to remove, but leaves a
wfclte spot after it. This spot, how
eV.v. will yield to sponging with tur
"Eittfne. or. if It still persists after
this, to a further application of alco
hol.' Escalloped Potatoes.
Pare and slice thin one quart of po
tatoes; put layer of potatoes in baking
dioh. seasoning with pepper and salt.
Repeat this until all the potatoes are
used. Then take milk, one egg. and
heaping tablespoonful of flour, beat all
together, pour over potatoes and cut
tbln slices of bacon and put on top or
potatoes. Put In oven and bake until
Glace au Chocolate.
Glace au Chocolate Placo two
ounces or chocolate in a saucepan with
a hair teaspconrul or vanilla extract;
place over hot water until melted,
then add three ounces or powdered
sugar and the white or an egg. place
over the fire and mix with a wooden
spoon until just warm. Remove and
Immediately use as directed.
One cuplul cooked carrots mashed
fine, one-hair etipful or sugar, two eggs,
one' pint or milk, two tablespoonruls
of molasses, one-hair teasponrul or gin
ger, one-hair teaspoonful of cinnamon.
Bake in one crust. It is better than
WHAM TELLS STORY
OF IHTEUSE SUrTEHK
At the see of abort 4? ysa IwusV
Ucked with bemorrksfs ef the kidneys e
bladder which continue! for sererml year
irithout a cheek. I fully took adraBtsge
of your generous offer end procured
ample bottle of Swamp-Root. Beheriag
It helped me, I purchased a fifty-cent bot
tle, which convinced ue that it was help
ing me. Tbee other bottles cwred me. la
two or three years, over-work brought mj(
ailment back, but one bottle stopped it.
I feel ss if I owe my life to you for the
irest blessing Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Roo
has been to me. I recommend it to all ha
man beips suffering ss I was. You have
my permission to publish this letter and
if any person doubts it, if they will write
me, enclosing stamp, I will givo full pas
ticulars. Yours very truly,
MRS. T. B. PIIELPS,
PrwnilTv amMTwI before me this 31st
day of August, 1909, Mrs. T. B. Phelpe
irho subscribed the sbove statement anil
made oath that the same ia true in ub
itance and in fact.
L. P. PTJRVISw J. r.
IIHlHlN, S. T.
Preve What Swssse-Reet Wil Da For Ta
Send to Dr. Kilmer ft Co., Binghan
ton, N. Y., for a sample bottle. It will
convince anyone. You will also receive
a booklet of valuable information, telling
all about the kidneys and bladder. Whea
writing, be sure and mention this paper.
For sale at all drug stores. Price fiftff
seats and one-dollar.
1 thought you said this bathla
suit was In fast colors." said Blnka,
Indignantly, to the bathing master ol
whom he had bought bia dollar suit
"Yes. tbafa what I aald." returne
the bathing master.,
"Well, every blessed strip on th
blooming thing haa cost off on say
back." retorted Blnka.
1 "Ah, but wait until you try to get
'em off your back." smileil the bath
ing master, suavely. "Then youH
see." Harper's Weekly.
A Touch of Family Life.
When the country youth propose
to the city girl, he received the coa
ventional assurance that she would be)
his sister. It happened that this youth
had sisters at home and knew exactly
bis privileges. So he kissed her. At
thla luncture she availed herself of
the sisterly right to call out to father
that brother was teasing her. Father
responded in good, muscular earnest.
Then the new brother-and-sister rela
tion was dissolved by mutual consent
W offer On Hundrrd Dollars Reward far
mb of cuurrl t&it cmnaot tw cured by Ball's
F. J. CHENEY CO- Tofrtfo. a
We. the undenlcned. bare known F. J. Cbraay
tor the last IS yeara. and belter him perfectly boa
orabl In alt bualneaa transactions and financially
able to carry out any obligation made by ble Arm.
Waldi.nu. Kinsam a Masyiv.
Wholesale Drunists. Toledo, a
Hairs Catarrh Cure la taken internally, actios
directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces ot tke
ijTtem. Tratlmonlaia sent tree. Plte "J cents ssS
bottl. foul by all Prurctats.
Tak Hall's Family Pius for eooeUpaUoa.
'It seems cruel to slaughter all
those pigs for the market." said the
"I know that It's cmel," replied Misa
Cayenne. "But when you think of
what the packers charge for the meal
It does seem a little unfraternal."
TRY MURINE EYE REMEDY
for Red. Weak. Weary, Watery Eyes
and Granulated Eyelids. Murine Doesn't
Smart Soothes Eye Pain. Druggists
Sell Murine Eye Remedy. Liquid. 25c,
50c. $1.00. Murine Eyo Salve in
Aseptic Tubes. 25c. $1.00. Eye Books
and Eye Advice Free by Mail.
Murine Eye Remedy Co.. Chicago.
One of the Producers.
"You should encyavor to do some
thing for the comfort or your fellow
men." said the philanthropist, "with
out thought of reward."
"I do. I buy umbrellas Instead ol
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TtaniKe Building. Omaha. Neb.
1 With the advent of the telephone
the old "working nights at the office"
excuse has been given a permanent
The satisfying qnality in Lewis Sh
gle Binders found in no other 5c cigar.
It Is perhaps better to build alt
castles than to have no ambition at alL
DRINK WATER TO CURE
KIDNEYS AND RHEUMATISM
The People Do Not Drink Enough
Water to Keep Healthy,
"The numerous cases of kidney and
bladder diseases and rheumatism are
mainly due to the fact that the drink
ing of water, nature'a greatest medi
cine, has been neglected.
Stop loading your system with med
icine and cure-alls; but get on the
water wagon. If you are really sick,
why, of course, take the proper medi
cines plain, common vegetable treat
ment, which will not shatter the
nerves or ruin the stomach."
To cure Rheumatism you must make
the kidneys do their work; they are
the filters of ths blood. They must
be made to strain out of the blood the
waste matter and acids that causa
rheumatism; the urine must be neu
tralized so It will no longer be a
source of Irritation to the bladder, and,
most of all, you must keep these adds
from forming in the stomach. This
Is the cause of stomach trouble an4
poor digestion. For these condltloas
you can do no better than take ths
following prescription: Fluid Extract
Dandelion, one-half ounce; Compound
Kargon. one ounce; Compound Syrwp
Sarsaparilla, three ounces. Mix Vf
shaking well la bottle and take la
teaspoonful doses after each meal m4
at bedtime, but don't forget ts
water. Drink plenty and often.
This valuable information sad sts
pie prescription should be posted
in each household and used st tk
first sign of an attack of rheumatism,
backache or urinary trouble, bo t nt
ter how slight
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