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T® H.AY 5T SYNOPSIS. Cowboys of the Flying Heart ranch are heartbroken over the loss of their much prized phonograph by the defeat of their champion in a foot-race with the cook of the Centipede ranch. A house party is on at the Flying Heart. J. Wallingford Speed, cheer leader at Tale, and Culver Covington, inter-collegiate champion run ner, are expected. Helen Blake, Speed’s sweetheart, bee mes Interested in the loss of the phonograph. She suggests to Jean Chapin, sister or the owner of the ranch, that she induce Covington, her lover, to win back the phonograph. Helen declares that If Covington won’t run. Speed will. The cowboys are hilarious over the pros pect. CHAPTER lll.—Continued. It waa growing dark when the rat tle of wheels outside the ranch-house brought the occupants to the porch In time to see Nigger Mike halt his buck board and two figures prepare to de scend. “It’s Mr. Speed!” cried Miss Blake. Then she uttered a scream as the vel vet darkness was rent by a dozen tongues of flame, while a shrill yelp ing arose, as of an Apache war-partv. “It’s the boys,” said Jean. “What on earth has possessed them?” But Stover had planned no ordinary reception, and the pandemonium did not cease until the men had emptied their weapons. Then Mr. J. Wallingford Speed came stumbling up the steps and Into the arms of his friends, the tails of bis dust-coat streaming. ‘‘Really? This is more than I ex pected," he gasped; then turning, doffed his straw hat to the half-re vealed figures beyond the light, and cried, gayly: “Thank you. gentlemen! Thank you for missing me!” “Yow—ee!” responded the cow boys. “How do you do, Miss Chapin!” Speed shook hands with his hostess, and in the radiance from the open doorway she saw that his face was round and boyish, and his smile pe culiarly engaging. She welcomed him appropriately; then said: “This reception is quite as startling to us as to you. You know, Mr. Speed, that we have with us a friend of yours.” She slightly drew Helen forward. “And this is Mrs. Reap, who is looking after us a bit while mother Is away. Roberta, may I present Mr. Covington’s friend, and ask you to be good to him?” “Don't forget me,” said Fresno, pushing into the light. “Mr. Berkeley Fresno, of Leland Stanford University.” “Hello, Frez!" Speed thrust out his hand warmly. Not so the Californian. He replied, with hauteur: “Fresno! F-r-e-s-n-o;” and allowed the new-comer to grasp a limp, moist hand. “Ah! Go to the head of the class! I’m sorry you broke your wrist, how ever. ” The eastern lad spoke light ly, and gave the palm a hearty sqeeze then turned to Jean. “I dare say you are all disappointed, Miss Chapin, that Culver didn’t come with me, but he’ll be along in a day or so. I simply couldn't wait.” “I did think when you drove up that might be Mr. Covington with you," Miss Chapin remarked, wistfully. “Oh no. that's my man.” Speed glanced around him. “And, by-the way, where is he?” The sound of angry voices came through the gloom, then out into the light came Still Bill Stover, Willie, and Carara, dragging between them a globular person who was rebelling loudly. “Stover, what is this?” questioned Miss Chapin, stepping to the edge of the veranda. “This gent stampedes in the midst \ Had Planned No Ordinary Reception. of our welcome,’ explained the fore man, “so we have to rope him before he gets away.” It was seen now that Carara's lariat was tightly drawn about the new arrival s waist. Then the valet broke into coherent speech, but he spoke a tongue not common to his profession. “Nix on that welcome stuff.” he burst forth, in husky, alcoholic ac cents; “that goes on the door mat!” It was plain that he was very angry. “If WHEN LATIN IS ABBREVIATED 'inscription on a Pension Check Proved Difficult to translate, but Waa Finally Solvsd. A letter from MaJ. William Grebe of Bonner Springs to the Kansas City Star some time ago Inquired the meaning of the Latin inscription which adorns the seal on the new pen aion checks. The inscription runs. “Thesaur. Amer. Septent. Sigil ” The major, who has read Caesar. Cicero. Found Texts to Fit. James Whitcomb Riley tells a story of an old fellow who asked for work ai the Riley farm In the poet's boy hood. He was s?t at hoeing potatoes, tout did net prove to be especially industrious. When taken to task for his lack of application he only re plied: "Waal, the good book says, “Do all things in moderation.” “Well, it came on dinner time at last." says the humorist, "and the old codger did his share nobly. In fact, ate enough to kill two or three that racket means welcome, I don’t want it. Take that clothes-line off of me.” Carara loosened the noose, and his captive rolled up the steps mop ping his face with his handkerchief. “What made you run away?” de manded Speed. "Any time a bunch of bandits un hitch their gats, I’m on my way,” spuU tered the fat man. “I’m gun-shy, see? And when this hold-up comes off I beat it till that Cuban rummy with the medals on his dicer rides a live horse up my back.” “You don't appreciate the honor,” explained his employer; then turning to the others, he announced: “Will you allow me to introduce Mr. Law rence Glass? He isn’t really a valet, you know, Miss Chapin, and he doesn't care for the west yet. It is his first trip.” “I have heard my brother speak of Larry Glass,” said Jean, graciously. Mr. Glass courtesied awkwardly, and swinging his right foot back of Felt as if a Large Man Was Choking Him. his left, tapped the floor with his toe. “You were a trainer at Yale when Jack was there?” “That's me,” Mr. Glass wheezed. “I’m there with the big rub, too. Wal ly said he was going to train during vacation, so he staked me to a trip out here, and 1 came along to look after him.” “Come into the house,” said Jean. “Stover will see to your baggage.” As they entered, Mr. Berkeley Fres no saw the late arrival bend over Helen Blake, and heard him murmur: “The same unforgettable eyes of Italian blue.” And Mr. Fresno decided to dislike Wally Speed, even if it required an effort. CHAPTER IV. T was on the following I morning that Miss Blake I made bold to request her Agfl favor from J. Wallingford WjT 1 Speed. They had succeed jVoA ed in Isolating themselves SgfeHp'V upon the vine-shaded gal lery at the rear of the house, and the conversation had been largely of athletics, but this. Judging from the rapt expression of the girl, was a subject of surpassing interest. Speed, quick to take a cue, plunged on. “I would have made the Varsity basket-ball team myself if I hadn't been so tiny,” said Helen. “I have always wanted to be tall, like Ro berta.” “I shouldn’t care for that,” said the young man. “You know she was a wonderful player?” "So I've heard.” “Do you kpow,” mused Helen, “I have never forgotten what you told me that first day we met. About your friendship for Mr. Covington. I think it is very unselfish of you.” “Oh, I wouldn’t say that,” ventured the young man. vainly racking his brain “Nobody could help liking Cul ver.” “Yes; but how many men would step aside and let their best friend win prize after prize and never undertake to compete against him?” Speed blushed faintly, as any mod est man might have done. “Did I tell you that?” he Inquired. “Indeed you did.” “Then please don’t speak of It to a mortal soul. I must have said a great deal that first day. but—” “But I have spoken of it. and I said I thought It was fine of you.” “You have spoken of it?” “Yes; I told Jean.” The Yale man undertook to change the conversation abruptly, but Miss Blake was a determined young lady. She continued: “Of course, it was very magnanim ous of you to always step aside in favor of your best friend; but it isn’t fair to yourself—it really isn’t. And Virgil, Horace and a number of other Roman authors, to say nothing of He rodotus and a few of the Greeks, ad mitted it was beycnd him. And small wonder. It was also beyond two high school Latin teachers to whom it was propounded. Finally a girl of sixteen dug out the meaning. The four Latin words sig nify "The Seal of the Treasury of j North America." All the Latin words are abbreviated in the inscription, and | ' septent." w hich was the "sticking point” in the inscription, is not a verb. ordinary men Someone gently hinted that the text didn’t seem to apply. He opened a worn little Bible and imperturbably pointed to a pass age. It read. 'Whatsoever thy hand flndeth to do, do it with all thy might.’ ” To Catch Foxes. If you are particularly anxious to do a little surreptitious fox catching try the following. It is the sage of Lup tor who speaks. In his "Thousand Notable Things:” “Anoint the soles so I have arranged a little plan where by you can do something to prove your prowess, and still not interfere with Mr. Covington in the least.” Speed cleared his throat nervously. “Tell me.” he said, “what it is.” And Miss Blake told him the story of the shocking treachery of Humpy Joe, together with the miserable un doing of the Flying Heart. “Why, those poor fellows are broken-heart ed," she concluded. “Their despair over losing that talking-machine would be If it were not so tragic. I told them you would win it back for them. And you will, won’t you? Please!” “I’ll take ten chances,” he said “Where does the raffle come off?” ‘‘Oh, it isn’t a raffle, it’s a foot-race. You must run with that Centipede cook.” “I! Run a race!" exclaimed the young college man, aghast. “Yes, I've promised that you would. You see, this isn’t like a college event, and Culver isn’t here yet.” .“But he’ll be here in a day or so.” Speed felt as if a very large man were choking him; he decided his collar was too tight. “Oh, I’ve talked it ail over with She doesn’t want Culver to run, anyhow.” “Why not?” inquired hfc suspicious ly. “I don’t know. I’m sure.” “If Miss Chapin doesn’t want Culver to run, you surely wouldn t want me to.” ‘ Not at all. If Mr. Covington knew the facts of the case, he would be only too happy to do it. And. you see, you know the facts." Soeed was about to shape a gracious but firm refusal of the proffered honor when Still Bill Stover appeAred at the steps, doffed his faded Stetson, and bowed limply “Mornin’, Miss Blake.” To the rear Speed saw three other men —an In dian. tall, swart, and saturnine, who walked with a limp: a picturesque Mexican with a spangled hat and sil ver spurs, evidently the captor of Lawrence Glass on the evening previ ous; and an undersized little man with thick-rimmed spectacles and a heavy-hanging holster from which peeped a gun-butt. AH were smiling pleasantly, and seemed a bit abashed. “Good morning. Mr. Stover,” said Helen, pleasantly. “Tills is Mr. Speed, of whom I spoke to you yesterday.” Stover bowed again and mumbled something about the honor of this meeting, and Miss Blake cast her eyes over the other members of the group, saying, graciously: “I’m afraid I can’t introduce your friends; I haven’t met them.” The loquacious foreman came promptly to the rescue, rejoicing In an opportunity of displaying his oratori cal gifts. “Then I’ll make you acquainted with the best brandin’ outfit in these parts.” He waved a long, bony arm at the Mexican, who flashed his white teeth. “This Greaser is Aurelio Maria Carara. Need I say he’s Mex, and a preemeer roper?” Carara bowed, and swept the ground with his high-pealced head-piece. “The Maduro gent yonder is Mr. Cloudy. His mother being a Navajo squaw, named him accordin’ to the rights and customs of her tribe, selecting the title of Cloudy-but-the- Sun-Shines. which same has proved a misnomer, him bein’ a pessimist for fair.” Miss Blake and her companion smil ed aud nodded, at which Stover, en couraged beyond measure, elaborated. “He’s had a hist’ry, too. When he “The Four-Eyed Gent Is Willie." reaches man's real-estate the Injun agent ropes, throws, and hog-ties him, then sends him east to be cultivated. He spends four years kickin' a foot ball —” Speed Interrupted, with an exclamation of genuine interest. “Oh, it’s true as gospel,” the fore man averred. “When he goes lame in his off leg they ship him back, and in spite of them handicaps he has be come one rustlin' savage at a round up.” “What college, did you attend?" in quired Speed, politely. The question fell upon unresponsive ears. “He don’ talk none," Stover explain ed. "Conversation, which I esteem as a gift devine, is a lost art with him. I reckon he don’t average a word a week. What language he did know he has forgot, and what he ain’t forgot he distrusts.” Turning to the near-sighted man who had been staring at the college youth meanwhile, the spokesman took a deep breath, and said, simply yet proudly, as if describing the piece de resistance of this exhibition: “The foirr-eyed gent is Willie, plain Willie, a born range rider, and the best hip shot this side of the Santa Fe trail! ” (TO BE CONTINUED.) as one might very easily suppose, but an abbreviated and somewhat unusual adjective meaning north. The first two syllables are a changed form of the Latin word septem, meaning seven. The way "seven” happens to be in an adjective meaning "north” is that the ancients, who were great star gazers, associated the north with the seven stars forming the constella tion of the Great Bear. Give me a garden. The rest of the world can be yours. of your shoes with a piece of fat swine’s flesh as broad as your hand, newly toasted or a little broiled at the fire when you go out of the wood hdmeward. And in every of your steps cast a piece of the liver of a swine roasted and dipped in honey, and draw after your back the dead carcass of a cat.” Your fox cannot resist all this, but "he sure to have a man nigh thee with Bow and shaft* to shoot at him, or by some other means to hit him.” Good fun this for a country house party at loose ends. }on rrir em MA ISTHMUS pH E pKKARD 'll:' —~ -in Jl FH °^ OCRAPHS BY WC3T£Rrt union IH rflli lIS ' ‘theCalun Dam. Steam Shovel In the Culcbra Cut Church of Sonia Ana, Ponena. | MM-- v— ... „, . Track Shifter, which doa the work of many men. Turret on Top of Fort San Lorenzo, at mouth of the Chagrez This device was Invented especially for use on the canal work, where frequent San I-orenzo castle was captured by H enrv Morgan’s men in 1670 before he de shiftlng of tracks has been necessary. stroyed Panama. REVERSE SCHEME OF NATURE Many Instances on Record Where An tagonistic Animals Dwelt To gether In Perfect Amity. Over in Jersey City a few days ago Onofrio Grillo, a carpenter, while ma king repairs, uncovered a nest of new ly born rats. He tried the experiment of putting two of the young rats, esti mated to be about two weeks old. with a litter of one-day-old kittens. The mother cat nourished the rats —this GAVE OLD LADY GREAT SHOCK Queen Mary’s Toleration of Cigarettes Has Revived Good Story in Eng lish Social Circles. A. cable dispatch recently reported tfeat Queen Mary of England had gfoen evidence of having changed her mind with regard to women smoking cigarettes at society functions by gra ciously announcing that although she did not smoke herself she did not wish to deprive others of the pleasure be WAUSAU PILOT. the carpenter testifies. The inborn cat \ hatred of rats seems to have received a stout denial. Circus managers for many years have experimented with the formation of incongruous happy familif i. Bar num long ago had a lion and a larnb li-ing contentedly in a cage together Even when raw meat was fed the lion and the fateful smell of blood was in the lion's nostrils the equanimity of the happy family was not disturbed In the Chicago zoo two or three years ago a young lioness gave birth to cause she happened to be present. It is said that an old courtier at the gath ering where the queen displayed such a change of mind regarding the weed said that he hoped she would not in future receive such a shock t\s his mother, a stately lady of the old school, had received for similar gra ciousness. It seems that the old robleman's mothbr was an energetic opponent of tobacco using in any form In any place and by men of any condition. The late King Edward one time visit three whelps and immediately killed one. The keepers pulled the two oth ers out of the cage and a collie dog with a litter of pups was brought to the zoo. The little lions fed at the collie's breast the same as her own. She cherished them the same as she did her own children and they played with the puppies as they got older. What would have happened when they grew as large as their foster mother was uot permitted to come to pass for when their claws lengthened so they hurt both mother and pups ed the old castle that was the heredi- j tary residence. Asa mark of honor the old noblewoman had cigarettes passed around, to the wondering amusement of the king. When the ci- i garettes reached a neighboring earl, j who had attended the gathering with his countess, the former took up a cigarette and handed it to his wife with a marked bow. The old noble woman stared and swallowed hard. King Edward told the story many times within the next week. The old lady never again suffered herself to they were removed to a cage by them selves. The collie missed them badly for a day or two and searched all over for them. Conditional Surrender. Friendly Constable —Come, come, sir, pull yourself together; there’s your wife calling you. Festive Gent —What’ she call—hie— calling me. Billy or William? Constable —William, sir. Festive Gent —Then I’m not goin hie—ome. —London Opinion. relax in her antipathy to tobacco for fear she might bring another woman user to Light. Main Duties of Life. To do with as few' things as we cau, and, aB far as we can, to see to it that these things are the work of freemen and not of slaves; these two seem to me to be the main duties to be ful filled by those who wish to live a life at once free and refined, serviceable to others, and pleasant to thcme< Ires —William M. ’-ia. WHEN PREPARING FISH THREE GOOD RECIPES THAT MAY BE KEPT IN MIND. Trout, With Appropriate Garnishing Is One of the Best—Baked Cod a Universal Favorite— Proper Sauce to Serve. Trout, Friars.—Scale and ciean a large trout, place in a saucepan and pour over it a cupful of boiling vine gar, which will have the effect of turning the trout blue, and an equal quantity of white wine. If necessary to cover the trout add sufficient wa ter to do so. Add an onion stuck with cloves, a carrot, half a bunch of cel eiy, a few bay leaves, a small bunch of parsley, half a teaspoonful of pep percorns and salt to suit the tas' *, and boil over the fire for about 15 minutes, having the cover on the saucepan. When done, remove and drain the fish, place on a folded nap kin, spread on a dish, garnish with parsley, and serve with oil and vine gar or any favorite fish sauce in a sauceboat. Flounder, Brussels.—Clean and skin a flounder, Bprinkle both sides with pepper and salt, and squeeze over a small quantity of lemon Jvice. Dip the fish In warmed butter, cover with finely grated breadcrumbs, place on a gridiron and broil over a clear fire, turning to brown both sides equally. Bone an anchow, put the flesh into a mortar with a small lump oi butter, and pound it, then place it in a small saucepan w'ith a wineglassful of white wine and the strained juice of half a lemon, and stir over the fire for a few minutes. When cooked place the flounder on a hot dish, pour the an chovy sauce over it and serve. Baked Cca, Savoy.—Prepare a fresh cod by tying up the head with a string and filling the inside with but ter, in which have been mixed two ta blespoonfuls of chopped parsley to the quarter of a pound, a little salt and pepper and the juice of two lemons. Put the fish, belly downward, on a but tered drainer in a fish kettle and pour over a mixture made as follows: Melt half a pound of butter in a saucepan, add a pint of chopped mushrooms, a blanched and chopped shallot, a table spoonful of chopped parsley, the julco of a lemon and a crushed clove of gar lic, all of these being partly cooked be fore being used, Season to taste. Now pour in a pint of w hite win and bring the whole quickly to a boil, and allow to cook gently for an hour and a half, basting the fish every ten minutes with the liquor. When the flesh is firm put the fish on a dish, pour over half the sauce and put the rest in a sauce boat. This may be accompanied also by any other favorite fish sauce.— Washington Star. New Helps for Picnic Basket. The various bottles and jars now on the market for keeping beverages and other foods at either a high or low temperature should be more widely used by housekeepers In the summer. One of the latest articles In this line is a jar holding a quart which can be Used for keeping salads, ice cream, etc., very cold, or croquettes, etc., quite hot. v’ariouß carafes are being put out which practically keep cocoa, coffee, malted milk, etc., either cold or hot, and are not only invaluable at picnics but in the home in summer. Bever ages can be put in them in the early morning and taken out at an after noon tea or porch party at just the right temperature. Cantaloupe Glace. Cantaloupe glace is a delicacy that is truly de.llclous. Take melons that have been thoroughly chilled, cut In halves and lengthwise, and scrape out the seeds. Fill the hollow of each half with vanilla ice cream, packing it in as firm as possible, leaving a lit tle mound in the center. Place the halves together tightly, thus forcing the cream up into the fruit, causing the melon juice to mingle with the cream. When ready to serve, a knife run between the halves separates the fruit and slices the cream. Ladies’ Cabbage. Cook tender leaves of cabbage In plenty of boiling salted water, adding a pinch of soda. Separate the leaves of cabbage before dropping them In one at a time. Cook until tender, drain, and add one teaspoon flour blended with one cup rich milk. Then add salt and pepper and cook until sauce is thick. The mixture may be put in a baking dish with breadcrumbs on top. Dot with butter and brown in oven, serving hot Bean Porridge. Take the liquor that corned be<F has been boiled In and be sure that 't is not salt. Put a cup or a cup and a half of medium beans In the liquor and let them boil slowly until soft but not long enough to lose their shape; then add a pint of hulled corn and boil half an hour. When ready to serve, thicken with cornmeal to suit taste. This is very nice and is even better the second day. Folding Furniture. It’s for camping. It’s for small houses And it folds up entirely One may ship it conveniently. Upon arrival there’s simply to un fold it. Folding tables are useful at home or picnicking. Folding cots and swings are espe cially designed for carrying off Into the wilderness. Pig In Blankets. Choose good-sized, plump oysters Wash, drain and wipe dry. Select some good bacon and cut very thin. Wrap a piece of this about an oyster and fasten each with a toothpick. Drop these into a hot frying pan, turning until crisp on all sides. Season with pepper and serve very hot. About Hot-Water Bags. When a hot-waUrr bag starts to leak never throw It away. Heat clean white sand in the oven and pour it into the bag or bottle. The sand is better than the water, as it retains thd beat longer Pineapple Salad. Place the shredded fruit into a deep glass dish and pour over It half a pint powdered sugar mixed with one table spoonful each of orange and lemon juice. This should be done at least three hours before serving so that the sugar will dissolve. In Preserving Time. When supply of good rubber rings £ives out use two old rings on a jar. It is safer than If only one is used, ’t is better economy, howeves, to buy new rubber rings every year.