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of the firm had not ordered any new
material. The war had closed all im
ports. There was little of that espe
cial brand of goods in the country
and prices had advanced four hun
dred per cent. Joel had lost to the
house possible profits of over ten
thousand dollars. - --.
Immediately upon the announce
ment of war, .Ned had sat up nights
preparing a clear schedule of the lines
of merchandise that would be affect
ed. He was called into the private
office of his chief later, to receive the
warmest commendation and a sub
stantial raise in salary.
"Stability and usefulness versus
plunging and trickery," was the re
mark the chief made in an allusion
to the precocious Joel. On the
strength of the raise Ned proposed
"Yes." was her sweet answer, and
"yes" it would have been long ago.
Ned learned, if he had only known
that long since pretty Constance had
seen through the sham and glitter of
Joel Quinby's extravagant preten
sions. o o
Add a sHced banana to the white
of one egg and beat until stiff. The
banana will entirely dissolve and a
delicious substitute for whipped
cream will result
When your carpets have become
too worn for use, cut them up as
foundations for new rugs. Take
two yards of dark green monk's
cloth, which is 52 inches wide, and
lay it smoothly down over the car
pet, or whip raw edges carefully be
fore fasteningHhe monk's cloth to it
When engaged in delicate needle
work a good idea is to have a little'
flour in a saucer by you and to dip
your fingers in it from time to time.
This will not only keep the hands
dry, but the work beautifully clean.
Destroy the smell of paint by
placing pailfuls of cold water in the
rooms which are being painted.
Change the water night and morn
ing, and, when possible, add a hand-
ful of hay to the water in each pail.
When woolen blankets are past
their best cover with silkoline and
tack like a comfort.
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FAIR FILM FAN WRITES "POME"
A young woman in New Orleans
sent the following to one of the most
popular actors in the New York mo-,
tion picture .companies:
"In California's sunny clime,
Where perfumed breezes play,
In the land of sunshine, . love and'
Foremost among the film folk
My hero of photo -play. ' .
"A manlyman with a noble face,
With, a smile that is jcharming and
Yet a character strong in its lines I
And with friendship loyal my trib
ute I'll place
At the-feet of Charles'E. Ray.