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"What do you mean?" inquired
Ross, his spirits sinking.
"Why, the machine probably won't
go very well on gasoline. That va
porizing ether, though, is dynamic,
and the fellow who fleeced you knew
just how to proportion the mixture.
Don't you try it dangerous."
He shot in five gallons of gasoline
and Ross started up the machine. It
went, but all its speed glory had
vanished. It crept, creaked. The
crestfallen Ross took a side road to
avoid meeting any of his rival neigh
bors. "What are you going to do, Ed
gar?" ventured Mrs. Ross.
"I'm going home!" snapped out her
incensed husband. "I'm going to get
a wood axe and chop up this miser
able wreck. Two to one if I don't
take the same instrument and go
hunting for the villain who fleeced
It took three hours to get back
home and then in a drenching down
pour. Next day Ross sold the car
for what it would bring.
"Oh, Edgar," observed Mrs. Ross
two evenings later, "what do you
think? Mrs. Riggs was over today."
"Gloating over their new machine,
I suppose," growled Ross.
"Not at all. They haven't any ma
chine. The one they used a friend
loaned them for a week, while he
was out of town. They think ours
was a rented machine."
"Don't undeceive them," directed
Mr. Ross humbly. "Next time any
neighborly rivalry gets me going,
you'll know it!"
"Which is a very sensible conclu
sion," observed his practical wife.
Use 400 small cucumbers; put
them in clear, cold water for an hour,
drain and turn into a crock. Cover
with brine that will float an egg and
let them stand two days. Drain
from the brine and wipe each cu
cumber carefully. Be careful not to
Iruise them. Put the pickles into a
crock and cover with cold water for
10 hours, drain and return pickles to
crock. Take 2 gallons of vinegar,
add 4 chopped onions, a teaspoonful
each of whole cloves, allspice and
pepper, 2 tablespoons each of mus
tard and celery seed, and 1 cupful of
sugar and 2 teaspoons of powdered
alum. Heat and turn over the pick
les. Cover tightly and at the end
of a week turn off vinegar and scald
it, then turn again over the pickles
and set the crock in cool place. Keep
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PLAY THE COMING SEASON
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Miss Fisher will play a leading role
in the new play, "King, Queen,
Jack," the coming season. Last
year she was with Frohman's pro
duction of "Rio Grande."
Russia is estimated to have more
than 4,000,000 acres of land that
would produce cotton if irrigated,