the clock had pointed to twenty min
ute past ten. Now it was still twenty
minutes past ten. And the sentence
the man was speaking was the same
as that which he had spoken on en
tering the room.
In less than a second the whole of
the episode had been implanted upon
his mind by the art of the beggar be
He sprang to his feet. "Mary!" he
"Did you want me, dear?" an
swered his wife, entering with a
"How did this man get in?"
"Why, I just let him in. You know
you said you would see anybody "
Smith threw three pice into the
copper bowl and the fakir, saluting
gravely, turned and made his digni
fied exit. Smith turned to his wife.
"I think, my dear," he said .mildly,
"that in future we shall try to get
to know a little more about our peo
ple instead of-f shutting ourselves
away from them."
In oven cookery the fruit retains
its shape, color and flavor better
than when cooked in the preserving
Cover the bottom of the oven
with a sheet of asbestos, the kind
plumbers use in covering pipes. If
this is not to be had, put into the
oven shallow pans containing about
two inches of boiling water.
Sterilize the jars and cans. Make
a sirup of sugar and water. Wash
and otherwise prepare the fruit Pack
the hot jars with fruit and fill with
sirup. Run the blade of a knife
around the inside of jar.
Place jars in oven, either on tne
asbestos sheet or in the pan of wa
ter. Have the oven moderately hot
Cook the fruit from 10 to 15 minutes
Remove from the oven and fill with
boiling sirup. Wipe jar and seal. Set
jars upside down on a clean shelf
out of a draft The next day tighten
covers and seal edge with melted paraffin.
Cut out red pulp from one or more
watermelons. Crush and simmer un
til soft; then strain, thus removing
seeds and simmer until thick.
Three quarts of pulp will make
one-fifth pint of honey. '
Cool honey and bottle like grape
The honey is best without sugar,
but a "larger quantity can be made
from 'the same amount of pulp if a
little lemon juice and sugar are
GOVERNOR HOST TO KIDS EACH
YEAR TO OBSERVE BIRTHDAY
e Capper .
Gov. Capper of Kansas celebrates
his birthday each year by acting as
host to the children of Topeka, Kan.,
at movie shows. This year several
thousand "kids" went with the gov
ernor to all the "movies" in town,
then were taken for a tour of inspec
tion of Topeka's only morning news
paper plant Capper is 51 and has
no children. '
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