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AN INITIAL LENTEN DINNER
By CORNELIA 0. BEDFORD
The lengthy fast, which begins on
'Ash Wednesday and ends with the
Easter festival, is almost on us and, as
it is considered obligatory by all
Catholics and many Protestants, it is
well for all housekeepers to familiar
ize themselves with its requirements,
that they may know what to serve to
guests on whom its regulations are
binding. As compared with earlier
times, the rigor with which this fast
is enforced is greatly lessened. Flesh
meat may be partaken of once a
except on Wednesdays and Fridays
on these days fish or eggs takes the
place of meat. During the week pre
ceding Easter those who adhere
strictly to church obligations usually
omit meat, eggs and butter from their
The Monday preceding Ash
Wednesday is called Collop Monday,
and meat is served cut in collops
thick slices. A good dinner dish for
that day may be prepared by cutting
the roast left from Sunday into thick
slices. Cook a chopped onion in one
tablespoonful of butter or hot drip
ping and add one-half of a pint of
cold gravy, if none is on hand dredge
in one- tablespoonful of flour, grad
ually add one tablespoonful of water
and add a few drops of kitchen bou
quet to give it a good color. Season
the mixture, dip each slice into it and
place in a greased baking dish, pour
ing over any gravy which remains.
With one cupful of Hour mix one scant
teaspoonful of taking powder and
one-quarter of a teaspoonful of salt,
and one well-beaten egg and suffi
cient milk to make a thick drop bat
ter. Pour this over the meat in the
dish and bake in a moderate oven
for about half an hour or until nice
The day preceding Ash Wednesday
is known as Shrove Tuesday, from the
ancient custom of making savory pan
cakes, whichpopularly supposed to
be somewhat resistant to the influ
ences of the digestive tractwould
sustain worshippers thru the ordeal
of waiting in church to confess and
be shriven. This custom survives in
the pancages served plain or- with
syrup for breakfast and sweetened
and spread with jam or jelly as a
As the Lenten season means an in
crease in the amount of fish con
sumed in many households, a word of
caution may not be amiss concerning
the dleffrence between fresh and froz
en fish. To the uninitiated purchaser
the fish shown to her as "fresh" by
the fish-monger often seems as stiff
from frost as that which is admittedly
"frozen." The difference arises from
the fact that the former has become
so under the influence of a natural
low temperatureas when caught in
ero weather and frozen by the in
tense cold while awaiting transporta
tion. Such fish when thawed out in
cold water and well cooked preserves
Its Juialness and natural flavor while
flsh frozen by artificial means is like
ly to be dry in texture and quite de
void of its usual fresh taste. The
nest remedy is to have a fish dealer
whose word can be relied upon.
Ash Wednesday fare must eliminate
jneat, and for dinner the following
jnenu is suggested:
Clam and Tomato Consomme.
Fish Cutlets. Cream Sauce.
Potato Puffs. Peas.
Cucumber Jelly Salad.
Where fresh clams in the shell can
"be obtained they are preferable at a
distance from the sea shore canned
clam bouillon may be substituted.
The fresh clams are to be Veil
scrubbed to remove sand, and putI
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into a kettle with one-half of a cup
ful of cold water for each dozen, close
ly covered and cooked until the shells
open. Twenty-five will ordinarily
yield a pint of clear liquor. Put the
clam meats aside, to be used in fritters
or a scallop, and strain the juice thru
doubled cheese cloth. From a can
of tomatoes drain off carefully the
clear liquor, taking as much of it as
there is of the clam juice. Mix to
gether, bring quickly to the boiling
point and draw back where it will
hot until served.
Any firm fleshed fresh white flsh,
such as haddock, cod or halibut, can
be used for the cutlets. Steam it un
til the flesh recedes from the bones,
then remove skin and bones and
break the fish into small flakes. Two
pounds will usually give three solid
cupfuls. For two cupfuls melt in a
saucepan one heaping tablespoonful
of butter, add two tablespoonfuls of
flour and cook for a moment, then add
gradually one cupful of hot milk. This
will make a thick white sauce, to
which is added salt and pepper to sea
son highly, one teaspoonful of lemon
juice, one tablespoonful of chopped
parsley, the beaten yolks of two eggs
and the prepared fish. After a mo
ment's cooking, to set the eggs, the
mixture is spread on a plate and tho
roly chilled. It is lightly moulded
into small cutlets with the hands or by
the aid of a small tin mold, dipped
into slightly beaten egg and rolled in
fine dry crumbs. The cutlets must not
be piled on one another, as that moist
ens the outer crust. Have ready a
deep saucepan or kettle partly filled
"with smoking hot fat, carefully put in
two cutlets at a time and fry golden
brown, draining them when done on
unglazed brown paper. The sauce is
made with one tablespoonful each of
butter and flour and one-half of a
pint of milk, seasoned with salt pep
per and lemon juice and served sep
arately in a boat.
Large baked potatoes are used for
the puffs. As soon as done cut oft* the
tops, scoop out and mash the potato,
and for six allow one tablespoonful of
butter, one-half of a teaspoonful of
salt, one-quarter of a teaspoonful of
white pepper and the stiffly whipped
whites of two eggs stirred in last of
all. Refill the.shells and return to the
oven until the tops are lightly
browned. The peas should be drained,
rinsed in several water and allowed to
stand in fresh water for an hour.
They are then drained again, seasoned
with salt and pepper and quickly
heated in a little butter. Thus treated
they are the next best to the fresh
A pint of unsweetened lemon juice
is made for the salad one-half of a
teaspoonful of salt and a dash of cay
enne taking trie place of the sugar.
Into this is stirred one large cucumber
which has been pared and grated. This
is chilled in small molds and served
on lettuce or watercress, a boiled
dressing being passed with wafers and
cheese as an accompaniment.
A can of apricots is the foundation
for the dessert, which can be made
early in the day or on Tuesday if nec
essary. Drain off the syrup, add
sufficient sugar to make quite sweet
and measure, adding water if less
than the pint required. Heat, and
when boiling stir in three tablespoon
fuls of corn starch mixed with a little
cold water. Stir until thickened,
cook slowlv for fifteen minutes, then
add the stiffly whipped whites of three
eggs. Mix well together and cook for
three minutes longer. In a mold put
alternate layers of the cooked mixture
and sliced apricots and set aside until
very cold. Turn out and serve with a
cold sauce made with the yolks of the
eggs, one pint of milk and three table
spoonfuls of sugar cooked to a custard
and flavored with a few drops of al
ONE WARM SPOT.
8HEAh, Clarence, tell me tha\
pour heart will never grow cold!
HEWell, free fingers an' a few
toe* Is frost bit, but I guess me heart's
till O. K.I ,j3ic
SYNOPSIS 01 PRECEDING CHAPTERS.
The story presupposes a diplomatic intrigue be
tween Great Britain and France, and political
parties therein. Marlon Sitgreaves, niece of Sir
Gordon Revelstoke, home secretary, Is in love
with Brent Noel, his young protege. But Noel
having tirat taken a fancy to her, has settled his
jdjuSimp ))3-id s.uopaoQ JJSJ -JOXJBK HO uon^flu
Marion is jealous, and listens to a private conver
sation between Lord Reckworth (the foreign sec
retary). Sir Gordon Revelstoke and Brent. The
last named Is commissioned to take a secret
packet of great importance to a beautiful ac
tress. Mile. Juliette de Nevers, who is acting as
a British spy or '-ageut" in Paris. Brent and
this lady are very friendly with each other. Ma
rion determines to use the fact to her own mean
advantage. Marion tells Margot that Brent is
going to Paris to make love to the actress. Mar
got goes to Charing-Cross railway station and a
highly embarrassing scene occurs, as Brent is
bound to absolute se reey, the mission being one
of grave concern and danger. At last, as the
train is moving out, he Jumps into a carriage,
not noticing it was reserved, and contains three
very mysterious men. Brent has had several
alarming adventures, being jostled and tripped,
but each time placing his hand over his coat
pocket as soon as he recovers himself, feels that
It is secure and he presses the packet's outline
for complete assurance. He meets. Mile, de
Nevers in a hotel and hands foith his packet.
Suddenly the lights are turned out and the door
handle stealthily moves. On the restoration of
light it appears that the French police are on
the scene and the commissary demands the
treaty. Juliette and Brent profess ignorance
and are privately searched without discovery of
the case. Then a search of the room discloses
the case, which had been pressed into a chair
lining. To the amazement of everybody the case
contains magnificent jewels but not a treaty.
The police retire with apologies, and the awful
thought dawns upon Brent that Ihe case had been
Told by Noel Brent,.Who Is In Love
With the Home Secretary's
"I do ask you to believe that," Juli
ette half sobbed, her glorious eyes
swimming in tears. "The contents of
that caste .are sacred me. ,It jis
something that-that if seen, even by
honorable men like you and your
gendarmes here, will hurt me to the
heartto the heart. To me what lies
hidden there is sacred. To others it
would not be so. If behind the foot
lights I have ever been fortunate
enough to bring smiles to your lips or
tears to your eyes, by those smiles, by
those tears, believe in me, spare me
"Mademoiselle," said the commis
sary of police, gravely and with dig
nity, "it is a grief to me that I must
refuse such a prayerand from you,
of all women. But my duty forbids
me to grant it. I must know what is
Even yet Juliette would not abandon
hope. She caught sight of his hand as
again the fingers touched the metal
clasp. "If I were rich I would give
you and your men all I have in the
world," she stammered, in a passion
of pleading. "But I have been extrav-
agantI have saved next to nothing.
Still, what I have is yours if"
"Mademoiselle, there can be no
such \if,' pronounced the French
With all my soul I strove to draw
Juliette's eyes to mine, for with them
I might have told her something. But
I could not compel her to gaze.
Trembling, panting, all the actress
forgotten, only the woman in her left,
she darted at the case and made a
wild attempt to snatch it from under
the lean brown hand. What she would
have done with it if she had succeed
ed I don't know, nor, perhaps, did she,
unless her one hope was that, being
still men, the police would not wrest
it from her by force, even if I per
mitted them to try. But she did not
The commissary of police caught the
redleather case off the table before
her white fingers could seize it, and
taking a quick step back before Juli
ette could fling herself upon him, he
began fumbling with the clasp which
held the two leaves of the case to
Thwarted, desperate, all strength
seemed drained from her body as hope
died in her soul. With a moan she tot
tered back, and must have fallen had
I not sprung forward to give her sup
port against my shoulder. Three
words I whispered close to her ear,
but she did not hear them. Fasci
nated, her eyes were on the leather
case, which did not open as easily as
might have been supposed.
Twice, thrice, the commissary of
police tried the fastening, then in a
hot fit of impatience he tore the two
sides of the case apart.
Something fell outsomething that
flashed as it fell like the arch of a
cascade as it leaps from a cliff and
carries with ia a rainbow. Incredu
lous, amazed, Juliette's eyes followed
the* cataract of shimmering light and
I, too, only less dumbfounded than
she, gazed at it in speechless aston
ishment. For some odd development
in the plot I had been indeed prepared
since the finding of the red leather
case in the sofa, but I had not been
prepared for this, nor evidently had
the police. Their superior officer gave
vent to a grunt of surprise, and,
stooping, picked up the thing which
had fallen from the case almost with
reverence. It was the most magnifi
cent diamond necklace that I had ever
"Sacre blue!" he ejaculated beneath
his breath. But neither Juliette nor I
uttered a sound. She still leant upon
my shoulder, but she was no longer
limphalf dead. I felt her pulses
leap I felt her begin again to live.
And her silence Was pregnant. It
would give birth to new schemes, new
hopes, were she granted but a mo
ment's breathing space.
"Where, then, is the document?"
the man muttered.
This was all that the dauntless wo
man needed. "What document?" she
inquired, controlling her voice to a
semblance of itself.
But that question was not to be an
swered by a diplomat, which was
doubtless her reason for asking it, and
to gain time.
"The contents of the case are not
what I was led to expect, mademoi
selle," said the officer of police.
"Led, I am certain, by a cowardly
enemy of mine who strikes in the
dark," she retorted, the slow color
creeping back to her death white
cheeks. "It is not your fault. I do
not blame you. But you see, I told
you the truth. These diamonds"
she pointed an unsteady finger"tell
their own story to you, perhaps. Well
if you have any consideration for a
much-aggrieved woman, you will tell
it to no one else. And you will return
to me my property without further
parley. I have been made to suffer
"Then million pardons, mademoi-.
selle, and of you, also, monsieur," said
the commissary of police, placing in
the beautiful outstretched hands the
queer, unsuitable leather-case with its
"You believe now that my friend
has brought me nothing treasonable
from England, or will you look
farther?" demanded Juliette, almost
gaily. "Now that you know the worst
you may search as you please."
THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURN
\By MRS. C.N. WILLIAMSON
Author of "Lady Mary of the Dark House," "The Woman in Grey,"
"Fortune's Sport," Etc., Etc Etc
U Right* Reserved.
"Thank you I believe," he answered
"I believe because-
"There would not have been time to
conceal more" than one thing," was the
Juliette broke into nervous laughter,
and, half-ashamed of his frankness,
which was mpre earnest than jest, the
commissary df police and his gen
darmes bowed themselves to the door.
Thisas it was not the one thru
which they had made their first ap
pearance, but the door leading into
the corridorhad to be unlocked for
They went out their footsteps were
heard dying away and until they
could be heard no longer Juliette
stood motionless, still gurgling with
strange laughter, then, collapsing on
the sofa, the laughter merged into
"Oh, my friend, my preserver, my
dear, good, precious Noel, my saint!"
she gasped, convulsively. "How I
love youhow I adore you. But why,
why did you let it go on thru such
anguish for me? I nearly died, of it.
I wanted to die, but first to kill. Why
didn't, you tell me somehowsome
howthat you had by a marvelous
chance stumbled upon the necklace
and brought it back to me instead of
"I didn't bring the necklace," I said.
"Youdidn't bring the necklace?"
"No. At least that red leather
thing isn't the case I brought. I knew
that, and thanked Heaven mightily
the fellow pulled it out from the sofa."
/'But the treaty? I am thankful
more thankful than I can say to have
the necklace. If I had had it before
all the misery and deceit and trickery
would have been saved. Yet now the
treaty is inestimably more important.
For the love of Heaven don't keep me
in agony any longer, my friend. What
ever the explanation of this tangle
give me the treaty."
I stared at her dumb with bewilder
Told fcy Noel Brent, Who Is in Love
With the Home Secretary's
THE TANGLED WEB.'
"I handed you the case I brought,"
I repeated, dully. "A black morocco
letter-case, very large. The thing
that Lord Reckworth gave me for you
jjjwas in a big blue envelope. I didn't
Know what was in it,, but it was flat,
like paper or parchment. I put it in
the letter-case when I got home for
safety. Then I slipped, the case into
my pocket, where it. .stayed until I
passed it over to you at the moment
the lights went out."
"That red-leather -case was the
thing you gave me, I,tell, you," insisted
Juliette, snow pale again now. "I
didn't see it because., of the sudden
darkness. But I felt it in my hand
just as the first.sound came at the door
and in a flash. I had the instinct' to
hide it. I was close by the sofa. My
dress touched it. I thrust the case
down as far as I could between the
seat and the back behind the cushions,
hoping, praying till., that wretch
dragged it out. Then, ^henjhe opened
it the reaction from d^dly:, terror to
joy was so great that for a moment it
seemed as if my heart must burst. To
see the ^necklacethe: necklace which
began all the dreadful troubleto see
it safe to think that-it, and the treaty
too much! The joy of it must hav
have driven meymad, or I should not
be so dazed, so puzzled now. I don't
understand what you have been ex
plaining to me. Certainlycertainly
it must have been the treaty in the
blue envelope which Lord Reckworth
gave you. Search your pockets.
Surely it is there.. ,Oh, for mercy's
sake, give me the treaty."
Mechanically I felt in pocket after
pocket, knowing all .the time that I
should not find it. I tossed letters and
pen and pencil and card case on the
table, while Juliette watched me with
beautiful, haggard eyes. There was
nothing else. I could not comprehend
the thing that had happened. It was
like an evil dream.
"Let me think," I exclaimed, when
she would have broken into desperate
questionings. "Give me a- quiet mo
ment to thinkto put two-and-two to
"A quiet moment," she exchoed,
despairingly. "Don't" you know that
each moment to me is an hour"? And
to-night is the first night of the new
play. In half an hour I must be at
the theater, or all Paris' will know
that there is something mysteriously
wrong with Juliette de Nevers."
"Let your understudy play," I sug
gested. "You can't go to the theater
and act in this state."
"For me there is no such word as
'can't!'" she cried. "I could act and
go off the stage to die next instant
yet I would have to let no one guess
that I had been dying. I have no
understudy. Who would stay in the
theater to see Juilette de Nevers's un
derstudy act in her place? No, for
the sake of the man I love and have
either saved or ruined, I must go thru
my work to-night, even if I am to be
mad or dead to-morrow. Don't 'think
quietly,' Noel. Think aloud, to me.
Tell me all that happened to you
from the moment you received the
blue envelope from Lord. Reckworth
till the moment I came to you in this
room. We will talk it over together."
I began at the beginning and told her
allall except the part which con
cerned Margot. Of that there was no
need to speak. Mentally I reviewed
the whole day, and^gave her each de
tail as it came into my mind. I told
her how I had been late in getting on
board the train how I had struggled
with the men as they attempted to
keep me out of the reserved compart
ment, whose privacy they had not hes
itated to violate.. How the man inside
had helped me in how afterwards on
the gangway he had stumbled against
me, almost upsetting my balance
how, still later, he had fallen and I
had picked-him up. Yet telling these
things I assured her also that many
times my hand had covertly' gone to
the pocket with the letter-case, and
always it had been there.
Juliette grew quieter as she listened,
but there was a strange, mutinous ex
pression in her face. On the table lay
the torn, shabby red case which had
contained the diamond necklace. She
took the jewels, folded them up again,
and handed, me the case with them in
it. "Put that into your pocket," she
said, -'and then touch it with your
hand. Does it feel the same as your
own le.tter-case: with which you
"Yes, I think so," I reluctantly said,
when I had experimented. "I shouldn't
know the difference. You see, I never
once had a chance to look unless: I
had wished deliberately to attract at
tention. I could only- trust to my
finger's. Thru the coat this feels just
the same. But even allowing that, by
the most dexterous skill, my own let
ter-case was stolen- from me, whytrouble
should the thief put in its stead a
a diamond necklace worth 20,000
"This necklace of all others on
earth," murmured Juliette. "It goes
beyond reason! Yet hereby a. mlr-
acleit is. And the treaty is gone!"
"The treaty is gone," I echoed, for
It was Juliette herself who had said
it yet she could not bear to hear the
confirmation of her words from me.
She sprang to her feet, and threw Up
her arms in a superb but all unstudied
gestune of despair. "Mon Dieu!" she
exclaimed. "I am punished indeed. I
have ruined the man I have risked
all to. save. I will act to-night, my
friend, but to-morrow morning I shall
be dead. If the treaty is gone there
is nothing left to me except death."
"Don't say that, Juliette," I im
plored, my heart heavy for her great
sorrow and my own failure. "All
hope is not over yet. As I said, I will
think this out. And I will give my life
if need be to get back for you what is
lost I promise you thattho I don't
understand when you say its loss
means ruin to the man you love. Did
you receive the. document yon believe
to be so important thru him? Did he
give it to you?"
"I took it from, him," moaned the
beautiful woman, burying her face be
tween her hands.
"You took it from him?" I echoed in
a puzzled way. Then, remembering
myself quickly, I added "Don't tell
me unless you choose."
"I will tell you, Noel," she said. "I
won't spare myself. You shall know
why, if the treaty has indeed been
stolen from you, there is nothing for
me but death, that at least I may es
cape seeing the reproach in his eyes.
Did Lord Reckworth tell you that I
am engaged to be married?"
"Yes," I replied. "He told me that,
but nothing else."
"You hav heard of the de Ribau
"Yes. I once met a young Comte de
Ribaumont. He was a splendidly
handsome fellow. I think his name
"It is Maxime de Ribaumont whom I
amwhom I was to marry. He is an
under-secretary in the French foreign
office. Now, do you begin to under
"I hope my face did not betray the
loathsome thought which suddenly
sprang into my mind.
"II-no I'm sure I do not begin
to understand!" I stammered.
"You do. I see that you do. Oh,
don't spare me.' Nothing" can be too
bad for me now that I have failed.
He trusted mepoor Maxime! He
would have trusted me with his soul.
It is his special duty to look after im
portant state documents which are
kept in safes in his office. Iknow
of a certain one which was there. Not
that he told me. ButI knew."
"Great heavens!" broke out in
spite of myself, "you don't mean me
to believe that you betrayed a man
who loves and trusts you, by stealing
from him what he would give his life
Juliette de Nevers flinched as if I
had struck her. "Don't speak of it
like that it was not that!" she pro
tested. "I love him. I would die
for him. Noel, I will tell you all the
truth. Then you will work for me
you will save me. I know you well
enough to be sure of that. You shall
understand all that I have doneall
that is at stake."
"Well?" I said trying not to let my
voice be cold.
"To make you see how it was, I
must go back a long way. For years
I have helped the English government
against France and Russia. In my
position as an actress, a young woman
leading a public life, with no one to
question her actions, her comings and
goings, her eccentricities, it has been
easier for me than it would for most
women to keep the'secret. And be
lieve me, Noel, it was not all for money
at least, not money for myself. I
could earn all I needed by my acting^
for I've been successful, you know
well. But I have helped my own
poor countryPoland. Every -penny
I could spare untilvery latelyhas
gone to herthe land of my heart
the land where I was born, arid my
father and his father before him, I
owed a debt of hatred to Russia,
which I promised my father as he lay
dying that I would pay. And France
is the friend of Russia. My mother
was English and such loyalty as I
could spare from Poland I had a right
to give to England. You see, it was
natural that I should serve her. My
father did in his day what I have done
sincethe same'kind of work, which
was handed on to me when I was but
sixteen. That is ten years, ago now,
for I am twenty-six and on more than
one occasion England has had cause
to thank me for putting secrets of the
most vital importance into her hands.
You are shocked that I can tell you
this with so little compunction?"
"If I were I suppose the feeling
would be more than half conven
tional," I said.
"Once I gloried in it," Juliette went
on. "UntilI knew what love was,
and for a frenchman. I played a
little at love more than once. You
and I, for instance, had a pleasant
enough flirtation, had we not? But I
never loved a man until I met Max
ime de Ribaumont. From the moment
he told me that. he loved me also, I
made up my mind that I would no
longer be the tool of diplomatists. I
would be only what Maxime be
lieved mea true, single-hearted
woman, just a woman and nothing
else. It was hateful to think" that
there was something which I must
always conceal from him, when I
longed so to feel that the soul he
loved was a clear, white page for him
to write his name upon. I vowed to
myself that I would break with the
past, and I even wrote to Lord Reck
worth in answer to a letter he sent
suggesting new work, saying that I
was engaged to be married, and he
must expect no further assistance
from me. Heavens! to think that was
only a week agoand how happy I
"A week ago. You have only been
engaged to the Conlpte de Raibau
mont a week?" I broke into her
"Not many days more, tho I've
known for some time that Maxime
cared for me. He would not have
spoken then if he had. not lost his
head a little, for his circumstances
are not what he meant them to be
before asking me to marry him. But
what is a man worth who doesn't
lose his head with the woman he
loves? I adored him for it. We
planned not to make the engagement
public until a short time before we
could marry, but I did not mind
letting Lord Rockworth know. Only
one person* in Paris suspecteda
Count IpanofC of the Russian em
bassy-, has guessed that Maxime. was
more to me than a friend. He called
on the day when Maxime lost his
head, and was let in by mistake, en
tering, at an inopportune moment.
Something he saw or overheard, I
was certain by. the look on his face,
and even #then a presentiment of
to come fell upon me, for I
have been persecuted by Count
"I would rather have had any one
else In the world suspect something
of our secret still, I tried to reassure
myieiz tnat'io "realVarna couid cornel that eddlcatlon or jet h^rodU^."
THE NEW SECRETARY OF WAR AND THE
NEW GOVERNOR OF THE PHILIPPINES
IF YOU DO NOT KNOW
YOU OUGHT TO KNOW
We know that Japan can put 600,-
000 men in the field to-morrow. In a
short time she can raise 2,000,000
men and with mighty little effort can
"borrow" and arm between 2,000,000
and 3,000,000 Chinese who, if proper
ly officered, make pretty good fighting
Japan has her entire fleet, and some
mighty good ships, too, in her own
ports or near at hand and can concen
trate her entire force in a very short
time, while Russia's is bound to be
pretty well scattered. The latter coun
try has no one fleet capable of with
standing the shock of Japan's entire
and always available navy.
There are 3,620,000 central electric
light and power stations in the United
States. The power plant equipment
amounts to 2,000,000 horse power.
Our receipts as a nation increased
about $10,000,000 last year, but our
expenditures increased $47,000,000. It
|R ^timated that 1904 will show a
surplus of $14,000,000, but less than
a year ago Secretary Shaw thought it
Would be $52,000,000.-
The Chinese distort the feet of their
women to keep-them atf home the Ver
netians used to make them wear al
most impossible shoes for the same
purpose ours do both and yet^r
At the present rate "of excavation Ponir
peii will not be entirely uncovered before
the year 1970.
"Hello, Si! Did your son
anything at business college?"
"Wal, I durfno. He hadn't been
home two day* before he beat me in
a how trade but I don't know whether
GQY.LUKLL.yBIGST. rOBHEB GOJTTATZ,
How the Pair Looked in the White "Togs" that Are Worn in Manila.
of it if Count Ipanoff had seen Max
ime kiss-me, or heard the word 'love'
spoken by one of us. Maxime was
going away that very night on a mis
sion for a dear and intimate friend
of his dead mother, the Duchess de
Calais, and I persuaded myself that
it was the parting so soon after our
engagement which depressed me. It
might well have been that, had I
guessed what was to come of it!
"You know of the Duchess de
Calais? She is not young, but the
most charming creature in the world.
She is also an inveterate gambler. It
is in her blood, and she cannot help
it but she is horribly afraid of her
stern husband, who she also loves. At
Spa she had lost huge sums on an
'infallible system" which she was try
ing, and had borrowed money to pay
her losses. She dared not tell the
Due, and appealed to Maxime. who is
like her son, to sell the s* from
her famous diamond nee ....~.s and
have them replaced in paste This
he agreed to do, and the journey he
took was to Amsterdam. But his real
errand there was a secret even from
me, until he came back and the dread
ful thing had happened:"
"What dreadful thing?" I ques
"He was robbedthe necklace
stolen from him by a thief who must
have been one of the most expert in
the world. He came to me in de
spair, asking for my advice. What
was he to do? He dared not appeal
to the police, or the Duchesse's se
cret would come put with the revela
tion. He could not endure the thought
even of telling h%r of the loss for
she knew that he was himself in
financial difficulties, and she might
suspect that he had sold the dia
monds for his own use, and accounted
for their disappearance by saying that
they had been stolen."
"It was certainly a disagreeable
situation," I admitted.
(To be Continued.)
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The fashion pictures given daily in
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original in effect and not to elaborate
for the ambitious amateur to repro
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One piece dresses always are be
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484B Child's Russian Oflettee
Drens, to 10 years.
it is suited to girls, but can be lapped
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The dress is made with fronts and
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