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Then rumors began to spread
concerning the financial condition
of the corporation. Inquisitive
men, connected with the state, be
gan poring nightly over the
books. Then one day they sum
moned Mowbray before them.
"There is an item of nine thou
sand dollars paid in by you on
March 2 last, according to the
books," they said. "Can you ex
"Yes," answered the "tortoise"
unflinchingly. "I stole that
money to play the races, won, and
paid the money back. What are
you going to do about it?" .
"Where is that nine thousand
dollars?" asked the chief inquisi
tor. "It was entered but never
The "tortoise" could not think
quickly enough to answer. So
they arrested him and closed the
business. Next day the world
learned that nearly two hundred
thousand dollars had been em
bezzled by a high official in the
corporation. And the "tortoise,"
sitting in his cell, discovered that
Snyder had taken his nine thou
sand and added it to his other
plunderings. The "hare" was
moving much more swiftly than
The lock clicked and the jail
governor stood before him, ac
companied by the lawyers for the
"You want me?" asked the
"Yes," answered the lawyers.
"As a witness. You are free.
Snyder blew his b,rains out yester
"Good Lord!" said the "tor-,
toise." Then, "I am really free?"
he asked. "I must go I have an
important engagement." And,
finding that he was really at lib
erty, he went to the house on
Madison avenue. In the window
was-a bill announcing.that it was
for sale. In the parlorsat Cyn
thia. "I I came I came to say how -deeply
sorry er " began the
Cynthia was crying, but it was
not all through grief. She knew
that, unaided, the "tortoise"
would never get to the goal. So
she put her arms .round his neck
and kissed him.
Secret of Frying Fish.
The secret of frying fish crisp'
and brown, without either eggs
or bread crumbs, is to dry it well,
dredge both sides with plenty of
flour and plunge it into boiling
fat. Be sure the fat is boiling and
that there is plenty of it.
Dry Pumpkin for Pies.
In the olden days it was cus
tomary to dry strips of pumpkin.
Why not revive the fashion?
Wash thev dried strips and soak
them over night and stew them
in the water they were soaked in.
They make excellent pies.
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Customer Didn't you tell me
thiss horse was afraid of nothing?
Dealer That's just what I said.
Customer Why, he Shies at his
own shadow. Dealer Well, a
shadow is about as near nothing
as anytfiingljmow. of,