Mark, "I'd like to add -to your
"Eh! What's that?" challeng
ed the secretary, pricking up his
"Yes, sir," went on Mark bold
ly. "You'll excuse me, but I've
heard something about your cir
cumstances; I happen to know
that you need money."
"There's no question as to
that," observed the secretary
with a sickly smile.
"I can furnish it," declared
Mark confidently. "You needn't
invest a cent. Say I can get you
two thousand dollars, or even
five thousand dollars. Do I get
ten per cent commission, if I do?"
"Another quick money scheme,
I suppose," muttered King Asa
"Yes, quick and sure," assert
ed Mark. "Let me ask you ; what
postal arrangements do you have
at Juana Island?"
"Oh, a few letters go and
come," explained the secretary.
When we send them, the steamer
captains mail them at the first
landing. We give them an occa
sional present for carrying them
to the mainland."
"Exactly, an ideal situation for
my plan," insisted Mark. "Here's
what I can do: I'm in strong
with all the stamp c6llectors. I'll
arrange for an issue of Juana
"But you couldn't sell ten a
year to the natives."
"Don't need to. We'll list them
as new and rare, and distribute
the whole issue among stamp col
lectors all over the world."
"I say, you're clever," compli
mented the secretary, and King
Asa Zib's eyes brightened.
"Clever enough to have you
give me the commission to put
the deal through?" insinuated
"Go ahead," nodded King Asa
"You have the royal sanction,"
grinned the secretary, with a
chuckle. . '
It took Mark just an hour to
get a numismatist with money
into the scheme. The next day
that enterprising individual in
terviewed King Asa Zib, and a
contract was signed, sealed and
delivered, with all rights clearly
defined and safe-guarded.
King Asa Zib went back to his
island home with a relieved mind.
The philatelic world welcomed
the new stamp to its collections,
and paid for it eagerly.
It was thus that keen willed
Mark Gilson paid off the mort-
gage on the farm, and wedded the
girl he loved.
WHITE SOUP STOCK
Meat for soups should be rub
bed with salt and put on to boil
in cold water. When it begins to
boil skim carefully. Put two
nuckles of veal in eight quarts of ,
cold water with two sliced onions
and two tablespoonfuls of salt,
and boil six hours. Strain into an
earthen jar. When it is cold re
move the fat and season with
white pepper, celery, mace or any
vegetable which will not color the
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