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m as anxious faced and tremulous as
he stood at the front door after he
rang the bell.
"Why, sir," exclaimed the servant
who answered the summons, staring
in seeming gladness at the visitor,
"you have come at la"st!"
"I want to see your master, Peter,"
"Sir why aren't you here?"
flustered the puzzled servant "Oh,
sir, is it possible you hadn't heard
that Mr. William is dead? And we
have been trying to find you for a
long time, for he left everything to
"And to dear Martin," whispered
old Jared fervently to himself, wind
ing his arm about the dear little com
panion he so loved.
STORE UP FRUIT AND VEGETABLES TO FIGHT,
WINTER'S WAR PRICES
Different housekeepers have differ
ent ways of canning fruits.
Some cook the fruit in a jar in the
oven, some cook the fruit in a jar in
boiling water, and others stew the
fruit before packing it in the jars.
If stewing in a kettle is the process
followed the fruit is carefully pre
pared and then put in a stewpan over
a moderate fire.
When ready to put the prepared
fruit in the jars, slip a broad skim
mer or ladle under one jar at a time,
removing it, and letting the water
run free. Set the jar in the shallow
milk pan and fill to overflowing with
the boiling fruit. Slip a silver-plated
knife or the handle of a spoon around
the inside of the jar, that the fruit
and the juice may be packed solidly.
Wipe the rim of the jar, dip the rub
ber ring in hot water. Put it smooth
ly on the jar, and fasten.
Place the jar on a board and out of
the draught. The work of filling and
sealing must be done rapidly.
Inasmuch as the glass jar con
tracts as it cools, it is necessary to
tighten it again later.
Prepare the fruit and syrup as for
cooking in the oven. Fill the steril
ized jars and put the covers on loose
ly. Have a wooden rack in .the bot
tom of a wash-boiler. Put in enough
warm water to come to about four
inches above the rack. Place the jars
in the boiler, but do not let them
touch one another. Pack clean, white
cotton rags, or, perhaps, better, cot
ton rope between and around the
jars to prevent them from touching
one another when the water begins
Cover the boiler and let fruit cook
10 minutes from the time the water
beging to boil. Draw the boiler back;
take off the cover. When the steam
passes off, take out one jar at a
time and place in a pan of boiling
water beside the boiler; fill up with
boiling syrup and seal.
Put the jars on a board. Do not
let cold air blow on them.
Cover the bqttom of an oven with
a sheet of asbestos. It is cheap and
can usually be purchased at a plumb
er's shop. If this is not available, put
in shallow pans which are filled with
about two inches of boiling water.
Make the syrup; prepare the fruit
the same as for cooking in the ket
tle. Fill the hot jars with it and pour
in enough syrup to fill the jar solidly.
Run the blade of a silver-bladed knife
around the inside of the jar. Place
the jars in the oven, either on the as
bestos or in the pan of water.
The oven should be moderately
Cook the fruit ten minutes; re
move from the oven and fill the jar
with boiling syrup. Wipe and seal.
JUST BETWEEN FRIENDS
The Plump One. My chin is get
ting all sunburnt
The Slim One What do you care?j
You've got another! Puck.