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ler courage. All hope died out as he
saw a procession from the near vil
lage approach them, a gaudily be
decked priest at their head. A num
ber of the natives bore bundles of
sticks, evidently meant to feed the
sacrifice fire soott-to surround the
Suddenly there was a rumble, and
joined with it frightened yells from
the natives. The ground rocked, the
scurrying throngs seemed to flatten
out and vanish, the earth yawned!
"An earthquake!" voiced the ap
palled Elliott, as the great stake was
torn up and they, bound to it, shot
down the steel incline and into the
One of those giant convulsions of
nature common to the island group
had intervened to save those two im
periled souls. The rough progress of
the stake loosened one of the withes
holding Elliott captive.
"Courage!" he spoke as they were
submerged, but Eleanor had fainted.
As he freed himself and then his help
less charge, it was to hold to the tim
ber, safer afloat than on land.
The natives were too concerned for
their own security to note or care
what had become of their captives.
In two hours they reached the island
where Elliott had left his partner.
Before the day was over they were
able to hail a boat from Hedza, and
the following day Elliott restored his
precious charge to her anxious
There could be but one natural
outcome to so impressive a situation.
It was "Eleanor" and "Bruce" before
a week had passed by, and then, in
rapid sequence, an engagement and a
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Mash two boiled potatoes and
while hot mix with it two level tea
spoons of shortening. When cool add
one and one-third cups of sugar, stir
until soft and smooth, and then add
half cup of sweet milk beaten with
pne egg. Sift together one and one-
half cups of flour, four teaspoons of
baking powder, one-quarter teaspoon
of nutmeg, half teaspoon of salt.
Combine the mixtures.
A little more or less flour may be
needed. Mix as soft as can be han
dled conveniently and fry in the usual
APPLE BUTTER FOR THE LITTLE
If there are little folks in the fam
ily who carry lunches to school be
sure and put up plenty of apple but
ter. It will satisfy their love for
sweets and it will have none of the ill
effect that some of the over-sweet
This is a good recipe for apple but
ter. It may be made of sweet apples
or half sweet and half sour. -Boil a
gallon of sweet cider to one-half of
its original quantity. Fill the kettle
in which the cider was cooked with
sliced apples, and turn, the cider over
them. It is not necessary for the cid
er to cover the apples; but there
should be enough to keep them from
sticking1 to the kettle.
Simmer steadily all day until re
duced to about half their original
bulk. Turn into small stone crocks
and fasten securely.
If preferred, the butter may be
spiced. In this case allow a teaspoon
ful of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg or
allspice to each gallon of the sauce,
adding when nearly done; or several
of these seasonings may be combined
Apple butter should be stirred al
most constantly toward the end of
the cooking; a flat paddle is best for
The butter may be cooked in the
oven or in a tireless cooker, as the
long, slow cooking with no danger of
burning lightens the housekeeper's
labors very appreciably.
Velma Pierce of the Sterling Com
pany stepped on needle, which pene
trated her foot and as the result is in
a California hospitaL
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