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the way by his wife.
For a while everything went
swimmingly. The new Mrs. Daw
kins even excelled her former
prowess as cook, and Mr. Daw
kins' stomach grumbled onlv half
a dozen times or so a day. He
felt likca new man.
Then vcv siuMenlv tKc :f cond
'Mrs. Dawkins climbed upon her
"Sure, I'm not going to be a
cook all me life she announced.
""There's hundreds of women can
cook as well as I can. I'm riof
going to do it any more at all, at
all. I'm going to take me proper
station ashe wife of the .richest
man in th community."
"You mean," corrected Mr.
Dawkins, politely, "the man xwKo
yas formerly the richest man in
the community. Remember I
gave away half my fortune to gejt
you. And, really, dear, I ipust
insist that you continue cooking.
My dyspepsia will carry me off
unless you do."
The second Mrs. "Dawkins,.
however, was firm in her inten
tion and left the kitcheirstraight
way. Mr. Dawkins was' then-at
his wits1 end. He felt that dys
pepsia at last had iiinr in its grip
for good and all. Just at this I
point who should appear on the
scene but his first wife.
"Mr. Dawkins," the first wife
proudly and distantly declared,'
"I have just graduated from a
school that teaches how to coolT
for dyspeptics. Try .me." ,.
Mr. Dawkins engaged his first
cwife as cook on,he spot. She
Hvas all. that could be desired and
again his stomach apparently
went on a vacation. And then his
second wife got busy.
"Mr. Dawkins," the second
wiffe cried, 'discharge your cook,
who was your firpt wife. I'll not
have the hussy about the house !"
The second wife insisted so on
this proceeding that Mr. Daw
kins was simoly forced 0 take ac
tion. iHe- saw that he must di
vorce his second wife andagain
marry his copkf who was Jiis first
wife. He got the divorce, but the
court decreed that he must pay
"his second wife the othter half of
his fortumf as alimony.
And then a peculiar thingjiap
pened. Eerhaps it was due to the
unwonted 'exercise of 'securing
two divorces or because he -was
no longer a rich man while it is xi
rich man's disease. - "
At any rate Mr. Daw km s found
that his dyspepsia had left him.
So he remained divorced, remar
rying neither wife, and lived
happily ever after..
EGGLESS FRUIT CAKE
- One pound fat salt pork chop
ped fine. Pour one pint boiling
water over this and let stand un
til cold. Add one pound jaisins,
floured, one pound currarits, one
fourthpound citron, one cup wal
mlt meaj:s, chopped, one teaspoon
soda in one cup N. O. molasseS,
one .pound brown sugar, one tea
spoon each cloves, cinnamon, and
nutmeg, stir all together adding
flour enough to make a stiff bat
ter. Bake two hours in a slow