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It was a very rude awakening. At
that time there were two of us. I
could talk only the merest trifle of
French. My friend could not say any
thing but "Mais, oui, Madame,"
"Mais, non, Monsieur."
With a great difficulty we got a
cab and after coming out ahead in
an argument with the porter, who
wanted four francs for carrying our
bags to the cab, we started for our
In the hotel an East Indian porter,
several French porters, a worried
Russian proprietor, and a weeping
maid greeted us.
"How comes it that Americans still
enter this city?" asked the Russian.
His black hair was cropped close to
his head, his face was very pale, and
his eyes looked as if he had been
crying. "It would be better not to
We dropped our-bags and went di
rectly to the American express office,
for all the mohey we had between us
was a coin or two, amounting in all
to about 15 centimes. We had never
doubted that our cheques cOuld be
cashed at once, when we reached
"Go at once to the express office,
for it closes early on Saturdays, the
Russian proprietor had said. This
was Saturday, August 1. The East
Indian, who trod like a cat and had
smirking, smooth ways with him, es
corted us to the Rue Scribe.
Probably the majority of Ameri
cans in Paris were assembled there,
on the Rue Scribe, besieging the ex
press office, the steamship compan
ies, or the New York Herald office, or
talking together in excited, morbid
We tried to hear nothing that was
said. Our object was to get some
money and to find out the chances
for our immediate escape. From
the minute the white-faced Russian
had given us his ultimatum we began
our fight to get out.
My checks were on the Mercantile
Marine, so I went directly to the of
fice of the American Line for money
and for reassurance about my steam
er, the Philadelphia, which was to
leave Cherbourg the next Wednesday
on her way from Southampton to
New York. The office was closed,
but an English clerk came and talked
to me through the gratings for a min
"Closed for the day," said he. "Any
way, we can't cash your checks. We
can't get any money ourselves. The
Philadelphia will sail, surely, but
she's probably the last one that will
sail, and It's very doubtful if she will
stop at Cherbourg. I advise you to -get
to Southampton at once."
(To Be Continued Monday.)
SOME GOOD RECIPES
Without Butter, Eggs or Milk.
One cup granulated sugar, 1 cup
cold" water, 1-3 cup shortening (coto
suet), 2 cups flour, 2 rounded tea
spoons baking powder, 1 level tea
spoon salt. Flavor to taste. Method., ,
of mixing: Dissolve sugar in water.
Beat the cotosuet and salt together,
add 1 cup of the flour little by littlet
to the cotosuet and salt. Then add,
a little of the sugar and water and ,
then more flour, and so on until you
have only cup of flour left. Add(j
the baking powder to this and beat "
into the other mixture. Bake in lay- ,
ers and put together with chocolate,
or cocoanut, maple or boiled frosting.
To make this same cake colored in
stead of white: Boil 1 cup of brown
sugar and 11-3 cups water for five,
minutes. Let this get cold and make',
same as the white cake. A
MOLASSES CREAMS '
One cup sugar, cup lard, 1 cup
molaBses, 1 cup boiling water, 1 tea
spoon baking soda (dissolve this in
the water), 1 teaspoon ginger
(ground), iy2 teaspoons cinnamon,
3 heaping cups flour.
Thanks to Mrs. H. E. Hewitt, 2935