won ovor this interest, they had
voted for Allen Parsons, and that
candidate was elected.
Allen Parsons ! How that name
awoke painful memories in the
heart of the recluse! She had
drawn open a drawer in the old
fashioned secretary and had
taken thence a sheet of paper,
closely written over, and a pho
tograph. The latter was a photo
type of the portrait of the suc
cessful candidate in the paper.
There was a knock at the door.
Miss Jones opened it to face the
"I had to call to thank you for
the great support your pets gave
me," spoke the stalwart, fine
looking visitor. "Why, Miss
At sight of the man she had
loved, still loved in secret, her es,
tranged finance. Miss Jones paled,
tottered, and Allen had to help
her to a chair in the sitting-room.
As he started to leave her his
glance fell upon the photograph
and the letter. His eyes dilated
as he traced a line or two in the
"Beulah," he said, his lips set
kindly but determined, "has this
letter anything to do with your
rejection of my suit two years
"It has everything to do with
it," faltered poor Beulah. "Can
you look at it and wonder why?
You wrote it."
"Yes, I wrote it, but as a model
for a friend who wished to pro
pose to a young lady in another
town. How did it come into your
"Miss Simmons brought it to
me she said she found it."
"Stole it, more likely," assert
ed Allen. "My old landlady and
a. mischiefmaker! Oh, Beulah!
And has this foolish misunder
standing kept us so cruelly apart
all of this time?"
John Moore, coming into the
house to see his cousin, halted,
stared, stood rooted to the spot,
and then retreated softly with a
great chuckle of satisfaction.
For Beulah was resting confid
ingly in the strongs protecting
arms of Allen Parsons. All had
been explained and the feathery
campaigners had done it !
If you have two cups of sugar,
half a cup of vinegar and about
two tablespoons of butter you can
make vingear candy. Melt the
butter and then add the sugar and
vinegar. This should be boiled
until a little dropped in cold water
becomes brittle. Turn on a plat
ter which has been buttered. Let
it cool. Pull and cuf it as you
would molasses candy.
Paper Saves Labor.
If grease falls on the stove wipe
it off with a newspaper instead of
dirtying a cloth. When cleaning
ut the coal range spread paper
on the floor and no dirt can touch
it. When cleaning fowl or prepar
ing vegetables cover part of the
table with paper. When sweep
ing tear up bits of dampened
paper and strew over the carpet
1 to save the dust.
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