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hurried on; he returned to nis
"You father and a posse," he ex
plained. There was the echo of fire
arms down the road. Reuben Willis
and his companions returned with
the Mexican leader and two others
as captives. The others had escaped.
"And, oh! I was so sorry to see
your precious safe t in their hands,"
spoke Madge, when the captured
raiders were headed on their way to
the nearest jail, and she and her fa
ther and Walter had reached home.
Reuben Wilhs laughed.
"It was needless, Jewel," he said.
"It's former contents are safe in the
bank vault at Houston."
"And that handsome but wicked
fellow wanted me to run away with
him," pouted Madge.
"We will cheer the ennui of his 10
year sentence in the penitentiary by
sending him one of our wedding an
nouncements," proposed the happy
WARTIME ECONOMIES SMALL
By Biddy Bye
The much admired colonial rug is
merely an inferior edition of the old
fashioned rag carpet. Many a hand
some and durable floor covering can
be made from the cast-off winter
garments which are often thrown
away. Wash all such material be
fore cutting into strips, and do not
mix wool and cotton cloth in one rug.
Light colored rags may be dyed to
suit the color scheme of the rooms
where the rug is to be used.
Save all tin cans. Use them for
baking and cooking dishes if they are
suitable. For example, baking pow
der cans are just the right size and
shape for baking brown bread, for
chilling small puddings and for shap
ing much which is to be sliced and
A clean brick makes a splendid
fiatiron stand. Warm the brick and
set it on a piece of asbestos and it
will help the fiatiron retain its heat,
Flour sacks make excellent cloths
for wiping kitchen utensils. Open
them, hem them and boil them be
Strain off cold tea, bottle it and set
it in the refrigerator. It will make
a delicious warm weather drhik.
It is economical to remove stains
from clothing as they appear, a spot
at a time. Clothes cared for in this
way seldom have to be sent out to be
NEW YORK SOCIETY BUDS ACT
IN CHARITY OPERA
Miss Erdmann is one of the debu
tantes of New York society in a com
ic opera, "Gentleman Jack," given at
the Plaza hotel to aid the Spence
alumnae society charity.
TODAY IN ILLINOIS HISTORY
April 27, 1837. Abraham Lincoln
started the practice of law in Spring
field as a member of the firm of Stu
art & Lincoln.