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man in a friendly fight in Baltimore
and had to come west. Thank the
cholera," ended the doc. He turned
on Riley. "Get out of my hospital,
you big -whipper-snapper, or I'll
smash your face in!" he yelled. "And
thank the cholera I didnt -do it be
fore. And I'm going to marry your
daughter. What have you got to say
to that, you loafer?"
"That's all right, doc," answered
Riley. "The drink's on me."
Which was late, but better than
never, in the opinion of Rattlesnake.
CANDIES FOR CHRISTMAS
' Use gum tragacanth as a founda
tion for gum drops, cream wafers or
Turkish paste in any flavor. Soak
half an ounce of it in cold water over
night Put it through a very fine
sieve and knead with confectioner's,
sugar until it is stiff enough to shape
into wafers. Flavor with oil of pep
permint, cinnnamon, cloves or win
tergreen and color with fruit juifce.
Dry 24 hours before using.
Brush a pan with oil or butter and
cover with a layer of nut meats. Mix
2 cupfuls of sugar in 1 cup of water,
add y2 teaspoon cream tartar and
boil without stirring until the sirup
begins to turn in color. Do not let it
get too dark. Wipe crystals of sugar
from sides of the pan and pour the
sirup over the nuts.
Scald fine dates, prunes, figs or
raisins and drain. Take out the
stones from the dates and slit the
figs and raisins on one side. Stuff
with candied cherries, cream fon
dant, nuts or chocolate fudge. Press
the sides of the slit together arid roll
ROAST GOOSE RECIPE
roast goose is best if cooked with
out stuffing. A potato or a crumb
dressing is liable to absorb too much
fat, but sauerkraut or hominy may
be used baked in -the goose. Most
cooks prefer to cpok the dressing In
a separate pan. Oysters or applies
may be mixed with" It. Roast a large
bird 20 minutes to the pound if un
stuffed. Serve with some acid jelly,
as currant or barberry, or with
stuffed peppers or pickled walnuts.
Hominy croquettes make a good side
HOLIDAY FROCK FOR PARTIES
By Betty Brown
The holidays will bring dancing
parties and school parties and family
parties, and Miss Prettygirl mu3t
have a new holiday frock for these
festive occasions. This charming
model from Fashion Art is .designed
especially for holiday wear.
The model is made in pussy willow
taffeta, yellow ground and dull blue
coin spots with narrow velvet ribbon
in blue forming shoulder straps fin
ished at the waistline with knotted
streamers. The waist is draped
fichu-fashion, the "fichu" tiejng in a
hem to the skirt and the quaintest
thing about the frock, I think, is the
little pleated ruffle of yellow sUk that
tops the hem.
The U. S. hai 880 piano factories.