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A POST MARITAL ROMANCE BY CYRUS TOWNSEND BRADY !L L U(S TAA T/OA/d BY RAY WALTER'S a (COPYRIGHT, 1906 BY <9S W O CA/AtPYtAA/) SYNOPSIS. Tho Escapade opens. not in tho ro mance preceding the marriage of Ellen Slocum, a I'uritun miss, and Lord Car rington of England, but in their life after Hetlllng In England. The scene Is placed, just following the revolution, in Carring ton castle in England. The Carringtons, after a house party, engaged in a family tilt, caused by Jealousy. Tho attentions of ixird Carrington to Lady Cecily and Jx>rd Strathgate to Lady Carrington com pelled the latter to vow that she would leave tho castle. Preparing to flee. Lady Currington and her chum Deborah, an American girl, met I xml Strathgate at two a. m.. he agreeing to see thorn surely away, 110 attempted to take her to ids eaatio, but she left him stunned In the road when the carriage met with nil ac cident. She and Debbie then struck out for Portsmouth, where she Intended to sail for America. Hearing news or Ellen’s night. Lords Carrington and Seton set out in pursuit. Seton rented a fast vessel and started In pursuit. Strathgate, bleeding from fall, dashed on to Ports mouth, for which Carrington, Ellen and Seton were also headed by different routes. Strathgate arrived in Portsmouth in advance of the others, finding that Ellen's ship had sailed before her. Strathgate and Carrington each hired a small yacht to pursue the wrong vessel, upon which each supposed Ellen had nulled. Seton overtook the fugitives near Portsmouth, but ids craft run aground, just as capture was Imminent. Ellen won the chase by boarding American vessel and foiling her pursuers. Carrington and Strnthgatc, thrown together by former’s wrecking of latter's vessel, engaged In an impromptu duel, neither living hurt. A war vessel, commanded by an admiral friend of Seton. then started out In pur suit of the women Seton con fessing love for Debbie. Flagship Britan nia overtook the fugitives during the night. The two women escaped by again taking to tho sea in a small boat. Ix»rd Carrington is ordered to sea with his ship but refuses to go until after meeting Strathgate In a duel. They fight In tho grounds of Ix>rd Blythedale’s castle. Encounter Is watched by Ellen and Deb bie who have reached land und nro In hiding. CHAPTER XlX.—Continued. ’Pray now, Debbie," whispered Ellen, "as you never prayed before!” This time neither woman hid her face. Tho prayers were all In the heart. Save for that ejaculation not a lip moved between them. They stared as tho bird charmed by the snake stares at his tormentor. Carrington was a stronger man than Strathgate. He had lived In the gay world at times, as the other had, but there had been long periods on tho sea. He had gained a power of wrist that the other trembled to feel as the blade pressed heavily against his own. Hut battles with swords are not neces sarily gained by strength of arm. The victory is not always to the strong, sometimes it goes to the swift. With incredible quickness Strath- Rate engaged his point and lunged desperately forward. Carrington par ried with all the swiftness of which he was capable, and just managed to ward the blow’. The blade of his ad versary’s sword ripped throgh the side of his shirt, but no blood followed the thrust. He had escaped unharmed. Strathgate smiled. "The next time!” ho said softly to himself under his breath. The next instant lie warded easily a furious return attack by Carring ton, and therealter for perhaps a min ute there followed a succession of thrusts and parries with marvelous rapidity. Ellen knew something about sword play. She was no mean fencer her self, and she saw with an anguished heart that Lord Strathgate was forc ing the attack, and that her husband had all he coilld possibly do to keep from being spitted upon his adver sary’s nimble sword. Rumor had not exaggerated Strathgate’s wonderful mastery. His blade was like a lam bent flame and played like lightning about her husband's weapon. Des perate as was the task, however, Car rington just managed to avoid these deadly thrusts. His shirt had been cut in half a dozen places, and a thin splotch of blood showed where one of the thrusts had grazed the skin, but ho was practically scatheless. Ho confined himself after that first return to defense, not from choice, but because there was nothing .else to do. Strathgate pressed him unmer cifully him no opportunity whatsoever for a return. It was thrust, thrust, thrust! with the rapid ity of thought Itself. Indeed, so fierce, so sustained, so desperate was Strath gate's attack that tho perspiration beaded upon his forehead, his breath came quick. Ellen, who had eyes for everything, noted it, so, too, did Carrington. As for my lord, he had stood to it like the man and sailor that ho was. He had not given ground one instant, and although in the excitement of the con test Strathgate had pressed him hard er and approached much nearer, my lord had stood as If he were rooted to the spot It was a magnificent ex ample of determination coupled with a high degree of skill, for no mean fencer could have stood at swords’ points with Strathgate without having been thrust through a dozen times, un less his skill had nearly matched tho other’s or equaled it. The two men approached so close ly that further fencing became im possible. With a swift movement Strathgate forced aside Carrington’s sword and sprang back out of reach. He dropped his sword for a moment and stood panting slightly. Carrington spoke now. “Has my lord exhausted his attack?” he said softly. Strathgate’s answer was a resump tion of his guard and another hard and direct lunge for his enemy’s heart. Carrington smiled as he parried. He had been in some doubt as to his abil ity to sustain Strathgate’s attack. He was no stranger to tho field of honor, but he had never faced a sword so Im bued with venomous life as that that m slivered along his blade this morning. Yet he imagined that Strathgate had done his best. He had shot his bolt. He could do no better than he had done, and there began to come into Carrington’s mind a sense of mastery. Again he met Strathgate’s furious at tack. This time it seemed to Car rington that the onslaught was less rapid and less dangerous. Probably this was a misapprehension and the fact that Carrington parried the vi cious thrusts more easily may have been due to a growing sense of famil iarity with Strathgate's method. Btu Strathgate was not yet spent. There were certain dangerous thrusts he knew of, dangerous In that they exposed the one who used them to a counter-attack, and dangerous from their unexpectedness to one against whom they were made; consequently, Strathgate was usually doubtful about employing them, but Carrington had confined his attention simply to parry ing, save the first thrust, and Strath gate, thinking rapidly, determined that It would be safe to employ this un usual stroke. After a marvelous burst of speed in which he seemed to have regained all his power, he sud denly dropped almost upon one knee, leaving his body uncovered, and thrust terrifically upward. If Carrington had been returning stroke for stroke, that moment had been Strathgate's last. As It was, the parry was rather slowly executed and Strathgate’s point got fairly home in Carrington's side. It was not a thrust through the body, nor was it a graze. It was betwixt the two. Strathgate sprang violently back- Strathgate Attacked as Furiously as Ever. ward as Carrington made an ineffec tive reply wtih his weapon. Tho two faced each other once more. “Slop, gentlemen.” cried Blythedale and Parkman in one moment, inter vening between the two. “Nevinson!” called out Parkman. The surgeon came bounding for ward. “ 'TIs naught," cried Carrington, waving them aside. “See!” “Only a flesh wound,” said Nevin son, examining it quickly. “Back, gentlemen, you are giving Lord Strathgate a breathing space.” “I am of the opinion that enough has been done," began Blythedale, “for honor—” "Not while one of us lives,” an swered Carrington. "My lord speaks for me,” cried Strathgate; "away, gentlemen!” And once more the two men- fell on guard. Why Ellen had not fainted at that moment she could not tell. The world swam before her vision, but by an ef fort she commanded herself. The bat tle was not over, and she must see It until the end. She had confidence yet. My lord’s wound was not a se rious one and certainly now Strath gate had shot the bolt. But no, Strathgate attacked as furi ously as ever, but this time my lord’s tactics were different. As If the sight of his own blood had maddened him, he was not content to parry, but he himself assumed the offensive. Liko diamonds the points of the blades sparkled in circles of light. The ring of steel on steel and the grating as one blade fell upon another blade was con tinuous. It was bewildering to Ellen, be wildering to everyone except the two men. Blythedale and Parkliam stood staring as if their eyes would be strained from their heads. Their breaths came shorter and shorter. Even tho cool, phlegmatic doctor came forward and stood gazing. Ellen and Deborah had long since passed the stage of expression. They lay scarce ly breathing, their eyes following as they could every movement of the straining men, of tho flashing sword. There was no advantage for either of the combatants yet, save that thrust of Strathgate’s, that Is, no out ward advantage; but Strathgate was beginning to pay the penalty of his life and of his desperate endeavors in the commencement of the attack. His breath came shorter, the sweat stool* thick upon his brow. Carrington grew cooler after the first flush of passion consequent upon his slight wound. His strength grew greater. He pressed Strathgate harder. But the earl was not yet done. Nerving himself, sum moning all Ills resolution to his aid, in a series of brilliant onslaughts he sought to bring to a sudden end an af fair for whicn. If it should be much moro prolonged, he knew his strength would be unequal. But Carrington met him with a wrist of steel and a blade quicker than tho light itself. How it was done, no one could see, but after a series of rapid thrusts and disengagements, the spectators saw Strathgate suddenly throw up his arms. His blade fell wavering to the ground. Those who stared saw two feet of bloody steel thrusting out from his back. Carring ton had seized an opportunity and had lunged with such force and power and directness that the quillons of the hilt of Ills rapier had actually struck the breast of Strathgate as he ran him through the right shoulder over his guard. The thrust just grazed tho lung. Carrington strove to withdraw his weapon, succeeded partially, when Strathgate collapsed uttterly and crashed to the ground, snapping off the projecting end of the blade behind his back as he fell upon it. He strove horribly for a moment to rise and then settled back biting his lips to stifle a groan of agony. Car rington stood over him with hand up raised. Which had the whiter face it would be hard to say. "Strathgate!" cried my lord, bend ing over him. “Carrington,” murmured Strathgate in his agony, fairly wrenching tho words from his lips, "you’re a damned fool. Tho woman loves you —not— me!” Ho stopped. By this time Blythedale and the doc tor were by Strathgate's side. Park- man also woke to action. He ran to Carrington’s side and drew him back. “A damned fool!” cried my lord, hoarsely, “ay, that I’ve been.” Parkman said nothing. He fetched Carrington’s coat, waistcoat, sword and shoes and assisted him to put them on. “We had best go now, Bernard,” ho said when Carrington was clothed. “Find out how he is yonder before wo leave,” said Carrington, looking toward the group busied about poor Strathgate. Presently Parkman came back with news. “He's desperately hurt. Your blade just grazed the lung.” “Will he pull through?” “Nevinson doesn’t know. He hopes so. God! It was a terrible thrust. I thought he had you at first. I never saw such play, but, man, you were his master.” (TO BE CONTINUED.) Saving on Drink. That men will drink less while they have something to look at or to listen to is proved by the sobriety which at tends public amusements in England. No-consumption of alcoholic refresh ments is allowed In the auditorium, and it is rare that the patrons leave their seats for a drink at tho bars— indeed, many of these resorts are con ducted on strictly temperance lines. At the theaters, too, the consumption of alcoholic refreshments during the entr’actes has latterly been reduced to a minimum. Midway in the pan tomimes, the descent of the curtain is contemporaneous with the appearance of trim waitresses and the tea tray. Even In the theater bars tho lords of creation prefer “the cup that cheers” to whisky and soda. Health and Cooking. Good cooking Is rapidly becoming a lost art. They who prepare the food for the world decide the health of the world. You have only to go on some errand amid the hotels of the United States and Great Britain to ap preciate the fact that a vast multitude of the human race are slaughtered by Incompetent cookery. Though a young woman may have taken lessons in music, and may have taken lessons in painting, and lessons in astronomy, she is not well educated unless she has taken lessons in dough RESENTS ATTACKS ON GREAT INDUSTRY MANAGER OF AMERICAN SMELTING AND REFINING COMPANY DE- FfNES THE POLICY OF THAT CORPORATION—HAVE NOT INTERFERED IN POLITICS OF STATE IN ANY WAY. DENVER, Colo.. Oct. 29, 1908. I (To The Public.) —During the lastsev- c eral weeks of the present political r campaign the Denver i’n.-t has sought * in every way to*prejudici* the Anteri- g can Smelting and Refining Company in the eyes of the Colorado comrnu- t nlty. i This paper lias sought to convey tho r impression: I (1) That the American Smelting f and Refining Company is a great fac- J tor in Colorado politics; ' (2) That through < xtortinnate, un- , just and unfair business methods, It ( Is crushing the Colorado mining in- c dustry out of existence. t It is not tho purpose of the Anteri- 1 can Smelting and Refining Company j to discuss its business relations with , ore shippers In newspaper columns. ( It wishes, however, to register an em- t phatic denial of all the charges which t have been brought against It by tho < said newspaper and to declare openly ‘ and unreservedly that the company is | not and has not been engaged In po- * litical business of any kind, and that , its whole courso has been and will con- , tinue to be one which will aid in the ( development of the mineral resources i of this great state. If unfortunate-con* 1 ditions in the metal markets have so ■ arisen as to make it unprofitable for ’ mining operators In Colorado to pro- , duce the maximum tonnages which , would under more fortunate circum- , stances have been mined, tho Ameri- i can Smelting and Refining Company : is in no wise to blame, but on the con trary it has suffered equally with min ing operators in the curtailment of ore production. Treatment Given the Producers of Ore -in State of Colorado. Much has been said in papers of the typo of tho Post as to the enormous dividends paid by the American Smelt ing and Refining Company in the car rying on of Its business anil tho argu ment has been made that Hie paying of such dividends carries with it the just conclusion that the mining oper ators have not been fairly dealt with by the company and that In order to pay such dividends extortionate smelt- - ing charges have been and continue to be levied. leaving out of considera tion entirely the relationship or the | American Smelting ami Refining Com- j pany to ore producers in states other than Colorado, the pertinent question presents Itself: how has this company treated tho Colorado ore producers and to what extent is it entitled to their respect and confidence? In order to throw a proper light on the policy of the company as carried on since Its formation, a brief review of the ore conditions as they have de- , veloped in Colorado will be in order. Primarily it may be stated that since j tho discovery of Cripple Creek, pros- ( pecting in Colorado has practicallj- j ( eased, and tho mining of ores in this state has been confined to the camps which were In existence when Cripple Creek was discovered. The camps which produce ore in this state may be tabulated as fellows: The Leadrille district. The Aspen district. The Cripple Creek district. The Creedo district. The Lake City district The Rico district. The San Juan district. The Park. Clear Creek, Gilpin and Boulder county districts. In point of tonnage of smelting ore produced these districts would rank In tho following order: Lendvllle, Sat: Juan, Aspen, Cripple Creek, Crecdc, tho monthly tonnages front the other districts having fallen to relatively small quantities. : With the exception of the Cripple I Creek mining district, the ores pro duced are mainly silver bearing, asso ciated with lead to some extent and with copper to a much lesser one. It will be recognized, therefore, that with a drop of about 17 cents an ourree in the price of silver, the value of the argentiferous ores produced In Colo rado has been most unfavorably af fected. So much so in fact that a tre mendous curtailment In the tonnage output necessarily resulted coinci dent with this heavy decline In the price of silver, came* a very great one in the price of lead and copper, and i while the amounts of these metals as | sociated with the silver are not so | very large, nevertheless the deprecia- I tion in the quotation of these metals 1 has brought a material addition to tho great burden the ore producers were already sustaining. The American Smelting and Refin ing Company, large as It Is, is and has been utterly without influence on tho quotation applying to silver, copper and zinc. It has as the greatest pro ducer of lead in the United States, lent its sustaining influence to the maintenance of lead prices and to tho extent which tho company has been able to aid in the creation of better prices for lead, the lead producers of the United States have shared tho benefit. Tho quotations which are sent out as governing the price of lead by the American Smelting and Refin ing Company are taken from the rec ord of actual sales from week to week as made by tho company, and this rec ord Is open to the inspection of any ore shipper having business with the company. The policy of the company with re spect to the mining operators In Colo rado has been one of consistent reduc tion in ore treatment charges as fast as Improvements were introduced which in the lowering of operating costs permitted such reductions to be made. In the policy which has actu ated the company the salient principle has always been borne in mind to lend aid to such portion of the ore reduction which absolutely demanded it and to apply treatment charges on such other portions of the ore production which so for from hampering the output would on the contrary stimulate it to its utmost. Smelting of Ores a Business Different from Any Other. The smelting of ore Is a peculiar business and differs in Its character istics from any other industrial busi ness in the country. The industry is one which calls continually for a chem- ( leal adjustment of the ore charge and i Involves at the same time commercial considerations of greatest moment. In nearly every other industrial enter prise the technical execution of the work is referred to the handling of a i single raw product or a number of graded raw products very similar in their specific character. In the smelt ing of precious metal ores, however, most complex problems continually present themselves. For the success ful carrying out of the Industry it is necessary to deal with a great variety ! of products and the necessity arises j of so regulating the business that the mining output of many sections and ' districts under extreme fluctuating j conditions cun be currently taken care of. In the consideration of the many In tricate questions which aro continually confronting the custom smelter, that Is. one which does not mine but pur chases all of its ores front mines owned by others, the company is obli gated to take notice of individual ore outputs which it is necessary to se cure for the perfection of the general smelting mixture. If it so happens that such outputs cannot be produced un der normal treatment charges which j might be generally applicable, It be comes necessary to give special In ducements to bring out the product, and so it happens that it is not pos sible in the carrying on of the smelt ing business to make smelting charges which are regulated by hard and fast rules. On the contrary, It has been nnd always will be necessary to make such charges as will permit the great est production of ores from all dis tricts in order that the mining busi ness may be stimulated to its highest degree and the maximum output ob tained. With the curtnllnient or cessation of ore production which brings with It ' concurrently an enforced reduction In smelting operations, smelting ex penses quickly rise and the ability of the smelting company to make con cessions to any ore producer is quick ly restricted. In the carrying out of this policy uninterruptedly, the basis of calcula i tion has been the operation of all the I works of the company under full ca ! paclty. Furthermore, the company has not hesitated in the reduction of treatment charges to anticipate the benefits which it was expected would be realized by the Introduction of Im j provements in which large sums have j been expended and to give the samo In largest measure to the ore producer. The changing conditions of ore pro duction in the state have brought ' about a situation which could not sat isfactorily be met up to the present. The Iron sulphides, of which there Is a superabundant quantity and which have always commanded the very low est treatment charges on account of I their fluxing character, have steadily declined in value. The silicious ores which nre necessary to the smelting of the iron sulphides, have steadily grown less and less in their production I although treatment charges have con | tlnually been reduced in order to pro ' | mote the output. Lead ores from ■ j Colorado have become a steadily di minishing factor, so that for the smelt : ' Ing of the tonnages which are now ; available at least seventy per cent, of the necessary lead lias to be brought ( in from outside districts. ’ Without a very close study and con sequent familiarity with these complex conditions, it is not possible for any one to pass a correct or just judgment on the situation. The ridiculous cry of persons who arc unfamiliar witli the business, and others who have so lit tle knowledge of it as to formulate weird statistics, that the chief object of the American Smelting and I Refining Company is to crush mines out of existence, thereby closing down its own works, seems to lie too silly to call for comment. So also may the asinine charges that the American Smelting and Refining Company con ducts its business in a dishonest way he dismissed from the consideration of all deceitt people. Best Machinery Used to Secure Very Best Results. * In the pursuit and carrying out of its business, the company has installed the most perfect apparatus and para phernalia known in the art of smelt ing for tlio correct determination and valuation of ore received by it. The weighing and sampling are conducted under the most rigid methods, which mnkc for accuracy, and at ail times are the works and methods of the com pany open to the most searching scru tiny of ore shippers or representatives who may be delegated by them to look after their interests. The company is in no wise inter ested in any public or private sam plers, ami in giving the concerns the greatest latitude in the sampling and purchasing of ores for its account, it puts them on exactly the same basis of regulation as is the case with ship pers wlio semi ores direct to tho smelters. If the ore schedules which aro of fered to shippers seem to bo somewhat complex to the layman, it may he said that they are the result of tho evolu tion from schedules which were intro duced in Colorado over a generation ago. *To the man, however, who is continually selling ore, and who can easily figure out the resultant value In applying the schedules to ids own ore, the rates are not mysterious. The question finally resolves itself into one of net payment for the metals contained in the ore, and the net value of the ore to the producer after all charges have been met. If the rate Is such as will enable him to produce at profit, the ore will be mined. Other wise it is sure to remain in the ground. The American Smelting and Refin -1 ing Company has no monopoly In Its business. It has no secret processes 1 nor lias it a monopoly of the technical 1 and business talent, which is neces sary to successfully conduct its enter prises. it has no privileges in the i matter of secret railway rates, and lias constantly exerted its efforts with the railways for the obtaining of min imum freight charges, the benefit of 1 which when secured has been given to | the ore producer. The company has been charged with 1 the new crime ot employing brains in the conduct of its business. It pleads guilty to this accusation, but In doing so claims that it should and does have a keen recognition of the fact that be ing entirely dependent on the prosper ity of the mining industry, it certainly cannot thrive in its downfall. FRANKLIN OUITERMAN, General Manager Colorado Depart ment American Smelting and Rc -1 fining Company. FOR THE BREAKFAST TABLE. Suggestions for Those Who Would Be gin the Day Well. Tho average American family is fast following in tlie footsteps of foreign cousins and eating light breakfasts and one hot dish is considered suf ficient. Tho motherly mother ami de voted wife may find one or two of tho following dishes tempting. Generally speaking, something with a little salty llavor appeals to a man's appetite. Finnan Maddie nnd Eggs —Select a thick fish and cut into pieces largo enough for single portions. Paid oil tho fish for a few minutes. Remove from the pan, dry with a cloth. Put the fish on the fine broiler, rub butter over it and broil until nicely browned. Lay on a hot platter, brush once more with butter, squeeze a little lemon juice over it ntul servo with a poached egg on eacli square of fish. Raked Breakfast I)lsh. —In tho bot tom of a baking dish put a layer of cold mashed potatoes left from dinner. Sprinkle with hits of butter. Over this place a layer of finely chopped ham and then break several eggs over the top. Place in a moderately quick oven and bake until done. Grated cheese may be added on top of the eggs If cheese is liked. Many prefer it without tho cheese for breakfast and with the cheese for luncheon. Bacon in Potatoes.—Select large potatoes of even size and cut a small | piece off one end so they will stand. When baked remove the second end scoop out part of the Inside. Fill this cavity with chopped broiled bacon, .making a little pyramid in each po tato. Servo on hot platter and stick a sprig of parsley in each potato. Barberry Jelly. Add enough water to nearly cover tho berries. They should be thorough ly cooked nnd drained through a Jelly bag. Add one pound of sugar to a pint of Juice. Boil gently, removing any scum that may arise until tho juice thickens when dropped on a plate. Then pour in tumbler and seal. I should boll the Juice 15 or 20 minutes before adding sugar. Here is another recipe: Tako many apples by measure as barber ries, remove bad places, then quarter. I)o not pare or core. Add berries with water enough to cover, boil until tho apples are soft, then strain. To a cup of juico use a cup of sugar, put Juico on to boil about 20 minutes. In tho meantime put sugar in the oven to heat. Stir often so as to not burn. Put all together and boll until it comes to a Jelly. Sometimes it takes only fivo minutes. Make it on a clear day. Rose Cake. Hero is a cako to serve with tho Ico at luncheon. Rake in a brick loaf, cover witli a white boiled Icing and serve uncut on a handsome platter with a single pink rose laid on each side. Let tho hostess cut the cake and serve It on small plates. The recipe reads: Cream one cup of bat ter with two cups of sugar, mix one cup of corn starch with one cup of milk nnd stir into the butter and sugar; beat until smooth, add one third teaspoon of rose flavoring then stir in two cups of Hour sifted witli four level teaspoons of linking powder. Rent Just enough to mix well, fold tho stiffly beaten whites of four eggs In lightly, nnd turn into tho buttered and floured pan. Rake in a moderate oven. A Macaroni Dish. Have ready a cupful of macaroni which has been boiled in salted water and cut up rather finely. This means u cupful after cooking, not before, and the pieces should be half an inch or more in length. Molt a tablespoon of butter in a skillet, and add one tablespoon of cornstarch and stir un til well mixed. Add gradually half cup of sweet thin cream and cook two minutes. Add quarter teaspoon of salt, a dash of cayennrf popper, and quarter teaspoon of mustard. Into this sauce stir first your macaroni, then half pound of mild American cheese, grated. Stir and simmer gently until the cheese has melted, then turn the mixture out on triangles of toasted bread. Serve at once. Baked Breakfast Dish. In the bottom of a baking dish put a layer of cold mashed potatoes h ft from dinner. Sprinkle with bits of butter. Over this place a layer of finely-chopped ham and then breik several eggs over the top. Place in a moderately quick oven and bake un til done. Grated cheese may lie ntfU ed on top of the eggs if cheese is liked. Many prefer It without toe cheese for breakfast, and with tie cheese for luncheon. To Mend Broken China. The most successful way to mold broken china Is the following formu la: Powder a small quantity or line and take the white of one egg and it lx together to a paste. Apply this quicHy to the china to be mended, place tie broken pieces together firmly, aul they will become set and strong. It is unusual when china breaks in tie same place again after being mended with this paste. Apricot Catsup. Cook two gallons of very ripe apri cots for one hour; then remove from fire and put through colander to re move the pits and skins; then add rno gallon of pure cider vinegar, two pounds of brown sugar, three table* spoonfuls each of cinnamon, cloves, mace, allspice and ginger and one cupful of horseradish. Return to *he fire and cook three hours. Rottle wt*n cool. A Handy Device. A very simple but handy device for pressing out lard, Juices for jelly, or the fruit for marmalade or butte* is made from two hoards, 18 inches long, three inches wide and one-half inch thick, formed into the shape of j a<f dies, with two holes bored into tho end of each, through which wire is run. to fasten the hoards together. This de vice saves the hands from becoming soiled and stained. A Treated Duster. A big piece of cheese cloth wrung out of turpentine and dried is almost a magic duster. It accumulates all dust, does not scatter it and at tho same time brightens everything it touches Nothing I Ate Agreed *I V /'th Ale. MKS.LENORA BODENHAMER. Mrs. Lenora Bodenhamer, R. F. D. I. Box 99, Kernersvilie, N. C\, writes: “I suffered with stomach trouble ami indigestion for some time, and nothing that I ate agreed with me. 1 was very nervous and experienced a continual feeling of uneasiness and fear. I t<H>lc medicine from the doctor, but It did mo uo good. “I found in one of your Peruna hooks a description of my symptoms.. I then wrote to Dr. Ilurtiunn for advice. 110 said I liad catarrh of tho stomach. I took Peruna and Maiialin and followed his directions and can now say that 1 feel as well ns I ever did. ‘•I hope that nil whouro nfllictcd with tho samo symptoms will take Peruna, as it lias certainly cured me.” The above is only one of hundreds who have written similar letters to Dr. Hartman. Just one such case as this entitles Peruna to the candid consider ation of everyone similarly afflicted. If this be true of the testimony of one per son wlmt ought to lie tho testimony of hundreds, v«*s thousands, of honest, sin cere people. We have in our files a great in iny other testimonials. '*■• tluP^ialr. •■l’lmii'.ifi a Ini in.l4 fn-alli. ■■raß' JN'vrr Falla to Jl-atoro Oray ■EVi'i. Hair to Itu Youthful Color. Tune Kermit Whistled. Mr. W. W. Miller, a well-known law yer, tells an anecdote of Kermlt Roose velt, tho president's son. “I was acting as steward," Bays Mr. Miller, "in some gymkhana races at Oyster Ray a few weeks ago, and one of tho events was a race in which tho contestants had ta ride a given dis tance to a certain Hpot whore an equal number of young ladies stood witli pencil, paper anti envelope. Each rider had to dismount here and whis tle a tune, tlie lady writing its name down on tho paper. She then had to seal it up in tho envelope nnd bund It to tho rider, who remounted nnd finished the race, delivering the en velope to the judges’ stand. Tho first one In with a correct answer won the event. "As steward, I was deputized before tho race to write down the name of the tune each entrant would whistle. “What aro you going to whistle?" I asked young Kermlt. "I'm going to whistle ‘Everybody Works but Father/" said the presi dent’s son. Insulted. Andrew Thomas was a great "for getter." He forgot to pay tho money ho owed, nnd to give people back the things he borrowed. Moreover, ho was "touchy” on tho subject, so that few of his friends liked to hint that he had any of their property in his posses sion. One day one of them took his courage in his hand. “Where’s that five dollars you bor rowed of me last month, Andrew?" ho asked. "I don’t want to seem tight, but I’ve Just got tt>—” Andrew replied with dignity: "Did you ever see anything I didn't return? No, I guess you didn’t.”—Youth’s Com panion. Public Credulity. After making full allowance for the increased spending power of tho masses, figures prove conclusively that notwithstanding the wide diffusion of knowledge, tho spread of education and the raising of the standard of in telligence among tho people, tho ap peal of tho quack and tho charlatan to the credulity of the public meets with a readier responso than ever.— London Hospital. EAGER TO WORK Health Regained by Right Food. The average healthy man or woman is usually eager to bo busy at some useful task or employment. Rut let dyspepsia or Indigestion get hold of one, and ail endeavor becomes a burden. "A year ago, after recovering from an operation,” writes a Mich, lady, "my stomach and nerves began to give mo much trouble. "At times my appetite was vora cious, but when Indulged, indigestion followed. Other times I had no appetite whatever. Tho food I took did not nourish me, and 1 grew weaker than ever. "I lost interest in everything, and wanted to bo alone. I had always had good nerves, but now the merest trifle would upset me and bring on a vio lent headache. Walking across tho room was an effort and prescribed ex ercise was out of the question. "I had seen Grape-Nuts advertised, but did not believe what I read, at tho time. At last when It seemed as if I were literally starving, I began to eat Grape-Nuts. “I had not been able to work for a year, but now after two months on Grape-Nuts I am eager to bo at work again. My stomach gives mo no trou ble now, my nerves are steady as ever, and Interest In life and ambition havo came back with the return to health.” "There’s a Reason." Name given by Postum Co.. Battle Creek, Mich. Read "The Road to Well ville,” in pkgs. Ever rend the above letterf A new one appear* from time to time. They are icenulne, true, and full of human Interest.