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the attic, with a wild cry of delight
his wife ran into his arms.
"Oh, Robert! Those wicked men
who stole me away from you "
"Gone entirely out of our life, my
darling," assured Mason. "Come to
your own rooms and get ready to
join our kind neighbors at a little
lunch," he proceeded and made a
sign to the Pelhams, who retired.
Half an hour later Mr. Mason led
his wife, neatly dressed and looking
calm and happy, into the rooms be
low. The quick-witted Mrs. Pelham
had spread out a small infection. To
the letter the program of "visitors"
was carried out and in the eyes of
the poor wanderer all could trace a
slow but sure returning of reason.
"You will have to keep up the pre
tense by going over to the next house
until I can arrange otherwise," whis
pered Mr. Mason to Mr. Pelham.
"Oh, you mustn't disturb your
wife with anything," answered Mrs.
Pelham. "And besides we like the
little home best!"
Famously good people, the Pel
hams shared the glad, grateful joy of
their landlord, as the days went on
and Mrs. Mason came back into the
full sunshine of reason and health.
(Copyright by W. G. Chapman.)
POTATOES AU GRATIN
By Caroline Coe
Cut cold boiled potatoes into small
dice, enough to fill 2 cups. Put 2
tablespoons of butter into saucepan,
melt slowly and when it is "bubbling"
add iy2 tablespoons of flour mixed
with 1 saltspoon of salt and a dash of
white peper. Stir until perfectly
blended and smooth. Do not brown.
Pour on gradually 1 cup of milk, add
ing 1-3 at a time stir and beat to
avoid lumps. Cook until smooth and
glossy. Then add diced potatoes but
do not stir, simply heat and turn into
buttered baking dish. Cover with
fine crumbs and bits of butter and
place under broiler until crumbs are
brown. Serve in same dish.
for a man to send his own friend to
the penitentiary, but Jay W. Stevens,
a Portland (Ore.) fire marshal, did
Years ago Stevens and Mordie
Keeney joined the Portland fire de
partment almost on the same day.
They fought their first big fire to
gether, both in the same company,
and they advanced side by side until
both were lieutenants. Then Keeney
was dismissed on charges of incom
petency. Stevens, however, forged onward
and became one of the greatest ar
son investigators in the west. While
running down a gang .of "firebugs"
he found the trail led to the door of
his old friend and. fighting partner,
Just the- other day, on evidence
gathered by Stevens, Keeney went
to the Oregon penitentiary for a
lterm of from three to seven yearss
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