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dreadful, dreadful story spread by
that wicked woman."
"If she were a man I'd shoot her,"
said Horace Howard, sliding his arm
round his wife's waist.
"And that's jusTwhere I agree with
you," said Timothy Ranger, embrac
ing his wife openly in the presence of
They were still in the pastor's
study when a little party of them re
turned, bringing with them the weep
ing and lamenting Miss Bennett.
"Here is the mouth that spread
that story," cried her captor, Mrs.
Carr, the caretaker of the parish
house. "And I Was saying to her, it's
up to her to own in the presence of
you all that it was a wicked inven
tion." "But I heard you," wept Miss Ben
nett. "Do you dare to tell me, Mr.
Curtice, that you didn't tell Mr. Hal
ford you had never been ordained and
that your life has been a lie?"
Suddenly the pastor burst into a
roar of laughter.
"Why why " he exclaimed, "I I
you see, he, being 3, literary man, I
was reading to him the opening sen
tence of chapter nine of my noveL"
HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN HOT
By Caroline Coe
The religious feast of eating "hot
cross buns" on Good Friday origin
ated in England. This was in mem
ory of the cakes eaten by the pagan
Saxons in honor of their goddess
Two cups of milk, cup of sugar,
cup of butter, 3 eggs, 3 cups of
flour, 10 teaspoonful of salt, 1 cake of
compressed yeast and y2 cup of tepid
water. Grated rind of 1 lemon.
Scald the milk, add the sugar and
butter, and allow to cool. Dissolve
the yeast in the tepid water, and add
to the milk which must be "just
Beat the eggs and add them to the
liquid with teaspoon of salt. Add
the flour and beat until the sponge is :
light and foamy.
Add enough more flour to make, ,
as soft as bread dough. Set aside tot
rise. When it has doubled in sizes
shape small pieces into round shape
Place them an inch apart on but-
tered pan. Put in warm place to
double in height When ready to putu
in the oven score the top of each buns
with a cross; bake in very quiet
oven. When nearly baked draw ;
from oven and brush the tops withj
the yolk of 1 egg beaten into 2 table- '
spoonfuls of milk and 1 tablespoonrul-
of sugar; dust the cross with cinna-
mon and return to over for 5 minutes,
The addition of raisins and cur
rants to the buns came by some mod
ern housekeeper, trying to make the
guns look more edible than those of
her neighbor. The German house
wife pipes white icing in the cross of
FACE FROM THE "FATHERLAND"
Cap't Von Muller, commander of
the Emden, the German commerce;
raider recently destroyed,