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Kmp and we knew he meant
the dead "Broad won't tele
phone." "O yes, he will," I answered
confidently; and at that moment
the telephone rang so sharply
that somehow I knew it was
Broad calling from Crayfield.
Dunning took up the receiver and
held it to his ear a moment. Then
he called me.
"It's Broad," he said. "He's
calling and says he has a good
story. Don't go into a booth;
take it down here. I've told him
to go slow. And say," he added,
"don't let him get away without
giving you the list of the casual
I took up the receiver artd at
the first sound I knew that Miss
Phayre was safe.
"How is she?" I called. "Fine,"
answered Broad's voice. I
thought there was the suspicion
of a sob in it. "Are you ready?
O, Miss Phayre? Just a trivial
injury, thanks, old man. The
'Planet' story was incorrect.
Now then." I began taking down
the story, while Dunning looked
over my shoulder.
"The 10:10 train from Wash
ington to New York was ditched
on the far side of Crayfield at
10:02," I wrote. "A broken rail
is believed to have been the cause
m of the accident. The engine and
the first three cars plunged down
an embankment; the remaining
cars left the metals, but did not
overturn. The passengers all
escaped with minor injuries ex
cept one unidentified man who -Suddenly
Dunning pitched over
and fell to the ground. He had
fainted. Kemp ran to-raise him,
and, temporarily diverted from
the telephone by the occurrence,
I found myself glancing at the
copy of the "Planet" in Dunning's
half-open drawer of his desk.
On the page facing me I read,
among the list of the dead :
"Mrs. George Dunning of
(Copyright by W. G. Chapman.)
Slippery Elm Cough Candy.
This is a useful remedy in a
palatable form. Soak a handful
of the slippery elm bark in a pint
of water all night. The next
morning put it over the fire and
bring to a boil. Strain and press
it well. The liquid thus obtain
ed should again be put over a
slow fire with two cups of sugar
added. The sugar should have
been previously wetted with
lemon juice. The simmering pro
cess over the slow fire should con
tinue until the sugar is entirely
dissolved. As soon as the candy
"ropes" pour it into buttered tins
and mark into any shape desired.
It can be pulled until it is white
Roasting a Grumbler.
"Maria," said Mr. Billiams,
"what ails this meat?"
"Never mind the meat, dear,"
said Mrs. Billiams. "I'm more
concerned to know what ails
YOU. This is the first time for 25
years that you haven't been able
to tell exactly what ailed the meat
and everything else on the table.
Aren't you well today, John?"