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NOVELIZED FPOK THE OO^pYOl FTfIE SAm ILLUSTRATED KRQ>A £J jf. iMI t*A photographs of h, the play as produced Jr ■& henry w. s^aobi, M I ■-•—1 COPWJOHT IS*J /AR-PLY C<* SYNOPSIS. Lieut. Harry Mallorv i ordered to the Phllpplnes. He and Marjorie New ton decide to elope, but wreck of taxi cab prevents their seeing minister- on the way to the train. Transcontinental train Is taking on passengers. Porter has a lively time with an and Ira Lathrop, a Yankee business man. The elopers have an exciting time getting to the train. “Little Jim mie’’# Wellington. bound for Reno to get a divorce, boards train In maudlin con dition. Later Mrs. Jimmie appears, one Is also bound for Reno with same ob ject. Likewise Mrs. Sammy Whitcomb. Latter blames Mrs. Jimmie for her rnar- Ital troubles. Classmates of Mallory decorate bridal berth. Rev. and Mrs. Temple start on a vacation. They de cide to cut loose and Temple removes evidence of his calling. Marjorie de cides to let Mallory proceed alone, but train starts while they are lost In fare well. Passengers join Malory’s class mates in giving couple wedding hazing. Marjorie is distracted. Ira Lathrop, woman-hating bachelor, discovers an old sweetheart, Annie Gattle, a fellow passenger. Mallory vainly hunts for a preacher among the passengers. Mrs. Wellington hears Little Jimmie's voice. Later she meets Mrs. Whitcomb. Mal lory reports to Marjorie his failure to find a preacher. They decide to pretend a quarrel and Mallory finds a vacant berth. Mrs. Jimmie discovers Welling ton on the train. Mallory again makes an unsuccessful hunt for a preacher. Dr. Temple poses as a physician. Mrs. Temple is Induced by Mrs. Wellington to smoke a cigar. Sight of preacher on a station platform raises Mallory’s hopys. but he takes another train. Miss ing hand baggage compels the couple to borrow from passengers. Jimmie gets a cinder in his eye and Mrs. Jim mie gives first aid. Coolness is then resumed. Still no clergyman. More borrowing. Dr. Temple puzzled by be havior of different couples. Marjorie's jealousy aroused by Mallory's baseball Jargon. Marjorie suggests wrecking the train In hopes that accident will produce a preacher. Also tries to induce conductor to hold the train so she can shop. Marjorie’s dog is missing. She pulls the cord, stopping the train. Con ductor restores dog and lovers quarrel. Lathrop wires for a preacher to marry him and Miss Gattle. Mallory tells La throp of his predicament and arranges to borrow the preacher. Kitty Lewel lyn. former sweetheart of Mallory’s, appears and arouses Marjorie’s jeal ousy. Preacher boards train. After marrying I-athrop and Miss Gattle the preacher escapes Mallory by leaping from moving train. Mallory's dejection moves Marjorie to reconciliation. The last day on the train brings Mallory the fear of missing his transport. Mal lory gets a Nevada marriage license. Marjorie refuses to be married by a divorce drummer. CHAPTER XXXV.—Continued. Dr. Temple and Mrs. Temple looked at each other In dismay, then at the flask and the cigars, then at the Well ingtons, then they stammered: “Thank you so much,” and sank back. Wellington stared at his wife:, “Lu cretla, are you sincere?” “Jimmie, I promise you I’ll never smoke another cigar.” “My love!” he cried, and seized her hand. "You know I always said you were a queen among women, JLu cretla.” She beamed back at him: "And you always were the prince ol good fel lows, Jimmie.” Then she almost blushed as she murmured, almost shy ly; “May I pour your coffee for you again this morning?” “For life,” he whispered, and they moved up the aisle, arm in arm, bumping from seat to seat and not knowing It. When Mrs. Whitcomb, seated in the dining-car, saw Mrs. Little Jimmie pour Mr. Little Jimmie’s coffee, she choked on hers. She vowed that she would not permit those odious Well ingtons to make fools of her and her Sammy. She resolved to telegraph Sammy that she had changed her mind about divorcing him, and order him to take the first train west and meet her half-way on her journey home. CHAPTER XXXVI. A Duel for a Bracelet. All this while Marjorie and Mal lory had sat watching, as kingfishers shadow a pool, the door where through the girl with the bracelet must pass on her way to breakfast “She’s taking forever with her toilet.” sniffed Marjorie. “Probably trying to make a special Impression on you.” ] "She’s wasting her time,” said Mal lory. “But what if she brings her mother along? No, I guess her moth er is too fat to get there and back." "If her mother comes,” Marjorie decided, ‘Til hold her while you take the bracelet away from the —the — from that creature. Quick, here she comes now! Be brave!” Mallory wore an aspect of arrant cowardice: "Er —ah —I —I —” “You just grab her!” Marjorie ex plained. Then they relapsed into at titudes of impatient attention. Kath leen floated In and, seeing Mallory, she greeted him with radiant warmth: “Good morning!” and then, catching eight of Marjorie, gave her a "Good morning!” coated with Ice. She flounced past and Mallory sat inert, till Marjorie gave him a ferocious pinch, whereupon he leaped to his feet: “Oh, Miss —er —Miss Kathleen.” Kathleen whirled round with a most hospitable smile. “May 1 have a word with you?" “Of course you can. you dear boy.” Marjorie winced at this and writhed at what followed: “Shan’t we take breakfast together?” Mallory stuttered: “I—l—no, thank you—l’ve had breakfast." Kathleen froze up again as she snapped: “With that —train-acquaint- ance. I suppose.” “Oh, no,” Mallory amended. “1 mean I haven’t had breakfast’’ But Kathleen scowled with a Jeal ousy of her own: “You* seem to be getting along famously for mere traln a co u al n tances." “Oh, that’s all we are, and hardly that,” Mallory hastened to say with too much truth. "Sit down here a moment, won’t you?” "No, no, I eaven’t time,” she said, and sat down. "Mamma will be wait- ing for me. You haven’t been in to see her yet?” “No. You see —" “She cried all night.” “For me?” “No, for papa- He’s such a good traveler —and he had such a good start. She really kept the whole car awake.” “Too bad,” Mallory condoled, per functorily, then with sudden eager ness, and a trial at Indifference: “1 see you have that bracelet still.” “Of course, you dear fellow. I wouldn’t be parted from it for worlds.” Marjorie gnashed her teeth, but Kathleen could not hear that. She gushed on: “And now we have met again! It looks like Fate, doesn't it?” “It certainly does,” Mallory assent ed, bitterly; then again, with zest; “Let me see that old bracelet, will you?” He tried to lay hold of It. but Kath leen giggled coyly; “It’s just an ex cuse to hold my hand." She swung her arm over the back of the seat coquettlshly, and Marjorie made a desperate lunge at it, but missed, since Kathleen, finding that Mallory did not pursue the fugitive hand, brought it back at once and yielded it up: “There —be careful, someone might look.” Mallory took her by the wrist In a gingerly manner, and said, “So that’s the bracelet? Take it off, won’t you?” “Never! —it’s wished on,” Kathleen protested, sentimentally. “Don’t you remember that evening in the moon light?” Mallory caught Marjorie’s accusing eye and lost his head. He made a ferocious effort to snatch the bracelet off. When this onset tailed, he had recourse to entreaty; “Just slip it off.” Kathleen shook her head tantal- Izingly. Mallory urged more strenu ously: “Please let me see it.” Kathleen shook her head with so phistication: “You’d never give It back. You’d pass it along to that — train-acquaintance.” “How can you think such a thing?” Mallory demurred, and once more made his appeal: “Please, please, slip It off.” “W’hat on earth makes you so anx ious?” Kathleen demanded, with sud den suspicion. Mallory was stumped, till an inspiration came to him: “I’d like to —to get you a nicer one. That one Isn't good enough for you.” Here was an argument that Kath leen could appreciate. “Oh. how sweet of you, Harry,” she gurgled, and had the bracelet down to her knuckles, when a sudden Instinct checked her: “When you bring the other, you can have this.” She pushed the circlet back, and Mallory’s hopes sank at the gesture He grew frantic at being eternally frustrated in his plans. He caught Kathleen’s arm and, while his words pleaded, his hands tugged: “Please — please let me take it—for the measure —you know!” Kathleen read the determination in his fierce eyes, and she struggled fu riously: “Why, Richard —Chauncey! _a r —Billy! I'm amazed at you! Let £o or I’ll scream!” She rose and. twisting her arm from his grasp, confronted him with bewildered anger. Mallory cast to ward Marjorie a look of surrender and despair. Marjorie laid her hand on her throat and in pantomime sug gested that Mallory should throttle Kathleen, as he had promised. But Mallory was Incapable of fur ther violence; and when Kathleen, with all her coquetry, bent down and murmured: “You are a very naughty boy, but come to breakfast and we’ll talk it over.’’ he was so addled that he answered; “Thanks, but 1 never eat breakfast.” CHAPTER XXXVII. Down Brakesl Just as Kathleen flung her head in baffled vexation, and Mallory started to slink back to Marjorie, with an other defeat, there came an abrupt shock as If that gigantic child to whom our railroad trains are toys, had reached down and laid violent hold on the Trans-American in full career Its smooth, swift flight became sud denly such a spasm of jars, shivers and thuds that Mallory cried: “We’re off the track.” He was sent flopping down the aisle like a bolster hurled through the car. He brought up with a sickening slam across the seat Into which Marjorie had been jounced back with a breath taking slam. And then Kathleen came flying backwards and landed in a heap on both of them. Several of the other passengers were Just returning from breakfast and they were shot and scattered all over the car as If a great chain of hu man beads had burst. Women screamed, men yelled, and then while they were still struggling against the seats and one another, the train came to a halt “Thank God, we stopped In time!” Mallory gasped, as he tried to disen gage himself and Marjorie from Kath leen The passengers began to regain their courage with their equilibrium. Little Jimmie Wellington had flown the whole length of the car. clinging to his wife as If she were Francesca da Rimini, and he Paolo, flitting through Inferno. The flight ended at the stateroom door with such a thump that Mrs. Fosdlck was sure a detec tive had come for her at last, and wilh a battering ram. ~ Bat wlmd Jtmi&to got took treat* trw#mgf> to talk, he remembered the train-etopplng excitement of the day before and called oat: “Has Mrs. Mallory lost that pop again T* Everybody laughed uproariously at this. People will laugh at anything or nothing when they have been frightened almost to death and sud denly relieved of anxiety. Everybody was cracking a joke at Marjorie’s expense. Everybody felt a good-natured grudge against her for being such a mystery. The car was ringing with hilarity, when the por ter came stumbling in and paused at the door, with eyes all white, hands waving frantically, and Sips flapping like flannel, in a vain effort to speak. The passengers stopped Ihughlng at Marjorie, to laugh at the porter. Ash ton sang out: “What’s the matter with fqu, por ter? Are you trying to crowf*’ Everybody roared at this, fill the porter finally managed to articulate: “T-t-t-traln rob-rob-robbers!” Silence shut down as if the Whole crowd had been smitten with paraly sis. From somewhere outside and ahead came a pop-popping as of fire crackers. Everybody thought, “Re volvers!” The reports were mingled with barbaric yells that turned the marrow in every bone to snow. These regions are full of historic terror. All along the Nevada route the conductor, the brakemen and old travelers had pointed out scene after scene where the Indians had slaked the thirst of the arid land with white man’s blood. Ashton, who had trav eled this way many times, had made himself fascinatingly horrifying the evening before and ruined several breakfasts that morning In the dining car, by regaling the passengers with stories of pioneer ordeals, men and women massacred In burning wagons, or dragged away to fiendish cruelty and obscene torture, staked out supine on burning wastes with eyelids cut off, bound down within reach of rat* tlesnakes, subjected to every misery that human deviltry could devise. Ashton had brought his fellow pas sengers to a state of ecstatic excit ability, and, like many a recounter of burglar stories at night, had tuned his own nerves to high tension. The violent stopping of the train, the heart-shaking yells and shots out side, found the passengers already apt to respond without delay to the ap peals of fright After the first hush of dread, came the reaction to panic. Each passenger showed his own panic in his own way. Ashton whirled round and round, like a horse with the blind staggers, then bolted down the aisle, knocking aside men and women. He climbed on a seat, pulled down an upper berth, and, scrambling into it, tried to shut it on himself. Mrs. Whitcomb was so frightened that she assailed Ashton with fury and seizing his feet, dragged him back in to the aisle, and beat him with her fists, demanding that he protect her and save her for Sammy’s sake. Mrs. Fosdlck, rushing out of her stateroom and not finding her Hus* cious-eyed husband, laid hold of Jim mie Wellington and ordered him to go to the rescue of her spouse. Mrs. Wellington tore her hands loose, cry ing: “Let him go, madam. He has a wife of his own to defend.” Jimmie was trying to pour out dy ing messages, and only sputtering, for getting that he had put his watch in his mouth to hide It, though Its chain was still attached to his waistcoat. Anne Gattle, who had read much about Chinese atrocities to mission aries, gave herself up to death, yet re joiced greatly that she had provided a timely man to lean on and should not have to enter Paradise a spinster, providing she could manage to con vert Ira in the next few seconds, be fore it was everlastingly too late. She was begging her first heathen to join her in a gospel hymn. But Ira was roaring curses like a pirate captain In a hurricane, and swearing that the villains should not rob him of his bride. Mrs. Temple wrung her twitching hands and tried to drag her husband to his knees, crying; “Oh, Walter, Walter, won’t you please say a prayer? —a good strong prayer?” But the preacher was so confused that he answered; “What’s the use of prayer In an emergency like this?” “Walter!” she shrieked. “I’m on ray va-vacation, you know,” he stammered. (TO BE CONTINUED.) To Detect Fire Damp In Mines. One of the simplest of the many suggested tests for fire damp In mines Is that described to the Scottish So ciety of Arts. It la an attachment that may be applied to any oil or spir it safety lamp, and consists of a loop of copper wire supported on - brass rod passing through the oil vessel. To make a test the loop Is moved Into the flame. This becomes Instantly nonlumlnous, but if fire damp -s pres ent in the air the gas cap Is clearly seen. The test can be made in a mo ment, at any time, without turning down or putting out the light. It Is claimed that the percentage of fire damp this method will detect is ex ceedingly small, and the results of trials In both laboratory and nune go to show that this Is one of the most sensitive, accurate, and expeditious means of revealing the presence of inflammable gas in mine or other air. Oldest Almanac. The oldest almanac in existence is the “Almanach National,” which has been Issued by the French govern ment since 1656. Ita name has been changed a good many times during its career of 225 years. Originally the “Almanach Royal,” It became “Ns-, tional” In 1798. “Imperial” in and reverted to Its original name nine; years later. Since then the title has, been slflfred four times. Like most’ publications of this sort, the “Al-i manach National” has grown bulky) with advancing years. The first Issue) contained 48 pages, as compared with) 1,580 pages in the current Issue. Sacrificed to Reform. “You have abandoned the pictures que custom of crowning a queen of the May?” “Yes,” replied the merry villager; “we had to give it up. There got to be so many candidates and so muck campaigning that politics left us ac time for business.” MO from TIE Atoka Indian Maiden Is a Mod em Pocahontas. Chief* Daughter Marries Chinese Sail or She Rescued From Death, and Now They Aro Living In San Francisco. Nashville.— Under date line of Wash ington, D. C., Mrs. L. M. Cheshire con tributes the following unique story to the Nashville Banner: “Pocahontas has been outdone by an Alaskan maiden. John Smith was only in danger of having his brains spattered over the surrounding real estate when Pocahontas rescued him with her love. The John Smith of Alaska was not only In danger of be ing killed, but of being eaten when the women in whose eyes he had ound favor saved him. "The Alaskan John Smith was not a titled explorer when he fell into the hands of savages, nor was his name John Smith. He was only a common yellow-skinned sea cook. His name is Ah Wing, and there is nothing attrac tive about him. He is about as home ly a mixture of Chinaman and Malay pirate as could be found In a day’s walk. His Pocahontas answers to the name of Jule now, but nobody knows what her Indian name was. She is a long way of being Pocahontas’ equal In beauty, and the Slwash features of generations were consolidated when her face was made. Ah Wing some nine years ago was a cook In the employ of the navy de partment and was shipped north on the Jamestown. While on the Sitka station Wing’s time expired, or he de serted—Just which is not quite plain— and he shipped aboard a whaler. The whaler was wrecked and Wing was cast upon an inhospitable ice floe. Julie was the daughter of a chief of a tribe of Indians, and while hunting with her father discovered Ah Wing, who was as near dead from starva tion, cold and exposure as it was pos sible for him to be and retain life. For days and days Julie nursed him, and be finally recovered to find him self the object of a great deal of at tention on the part of the Indians. They could speak no Chinese or Eng glish, and Wing had no comprehension of their dialect. He was at a loss to FIND WARSHIP LOOT U. S. Officers Recover $12,000 Stolen From Louisiana. Detroit Jewel Theft Causes Puzzle — Police Believe Substitution of Paste Glues Occurred Before Robbery. Jersey -City, N./i.-A chest contain ing $4,800 in cash is in the possession of deputy United States marshals here, and the seizure is alleged to be part of $12,000 which several petty officers of the battleship Louisiana stole while the vessel was in New York harbor. The money was found in a search of the house occupied by connections of George P. Davis, who was a commis sary steward on the Louisiana. Davis is alleged to be one of the conspira tors and has been under court mar tial, according to local federal officials, at Norfolk, Va. Detroit. —A thief entered the home of C. F. York in this city recently and stole a quantity of jewelry. The own er of the articles placed their value at $3,00. Later it was discovered the jewels were paste. Mr. York insists the thief made the substitution since the burglary, but the police believe the Jewels were stolen once before and that the first thief, to insure his es cape, put paste in place of the real gems. A man giving the name of L W. Hazzay and describing himself as a waiter from New York, has confessed, the police say, that he took the jewel ry from the York home, but says he did not manipulate the stones. In fact, he Is much incensed at the way he was cheated. AU the stolen articles have been re covered, part being found in pawn shops and the remainder in Hazzay*s room. "I am certain the jewels never were stolon before,” said Mr. York. "It is absurd to think they could have been taken, the stones changed and then returned without our knowing it.” However, the police are of the opin ion the substitutions had taken place before Hazzay appeared on the scene. AWAKENS AFTER FOUR YEARS Remembers but Little of Events That Transpired in Wanderings Around Country. Los Angeles, Cal. —Attired in the Height of fashion, carrying anew dress suit case in one hand and with the other waving a gay farewell to friends who had gathered a) the Erie train in New York in June, to see him depart for Phoenix, was tl*s last remembrance of Albert J. Ryan, who awakened on the sands two miles below Oceanside, dressed in a torn and much patched suit of clothes. Ho had been the victim of a four year attack of aphasia, if the story which he related to Central station de tectives proves true. In the Interim, according to bits of Information which Ryan says he has picked up concerning himself since RAID ONLY LAWYER’S JOKE Crowd Waited for Judge, Lawyer and Store Proprietor to Be Arrest ed In New York. New York.—“ There’s going to be a judge, a lawyer, a department store proprietor and a few others arrested for obtaining money by fraud, under false pretenses.” was the tip that was passed out with the further Informa tion that the arregf would be preced ed fef a raid whiit. would be made at POSTAGE STAMP MENDING MACHINE ■lbb |j J msm S®| lirils Bwaß ftttna photo i=i jT” . gi The postmaster general is trying out anew postage stamp vending machine in the Washington postoffl ce. It is, as may be seen, a coin in the slot device, and the lower part is a box for the deposit of mail. understand the solicitude with which they took in watching the accumula tion of fat on his ribs. At last the horrid truth dawned upon him —at least he says so. They were going to barbecue and eat him. He gave all up for lost, when he was inspired by the sight of Julia in tears. He made love to her. She com prehended and went to ask papa. The old chief w r as fond of his daugh ter and could refuse her nothing. He issued an edict against baking Wing. The remainder of the village protest ed, and the chief was obliged to state why he desired the stranger’s life pre- Sunday, he traveled from the Atlantic to the Pacific ocean, sent back to New York city for Miss Mary Flood, his sweetheart, to Join him in California, married her somewhere in the state, became a father and worked for sev eral years in this city and San Diego. Yet he has no recollection of any of these events. Central station office detectives say It is one of the most remarkable cases of aphasia that has ever been brought to their attention. There is no charge against Ryan for deserting his wife and child, living at San Diego. He was cross-questioned at consid erable length by detectives, but could not be shaken in any of his state ments, some of which later were veri fied. He was identified by half a dozen men who knew him here and in San Diego before his return of memory. Ryan told the detectives that when he left New York he was employed as a hall boy at the Manhattan club, and that W. E. Guerin and General Bur bank, millionaire members of the club, had given him money to go to Phoenix, as they thought he had tuberculosis. PAPYRI TAKEN FROM EGYPT Most Nearly Perfect Rolls Ever Found Unearthed Near Temple of the Ptolemies. London. —The numerous large and valuable rolls of historical papyri re cently discovered by Robert De Rus tafjaell, F. R. G. S.. have now been brought to England. Mr. De Rustaf jaell has allowed an inspection of the rolls, which are certain to create considerable interest in the scientific world. They were unearthed by a fellah while sinking the foundation of his mud-hut near a temple of the Ptolemies in Upper Egypt, and are of the Greco-Egyptian period. There are seventeen of them. They are about twelve Inches wide, all closely rolled, and some are as much as four Inches in diameter. The size of the largest probably will be found to be about fifty feet, which would be a record length for a roll of papyri. The rolls probably are the most nearly perfect ever found. "It should be borne in mind,” said Mr. De Rustafjaell, "that Manetho. the Greek historian, who lived prob ably about the time that these manu scripts were written, gave us a his tory of Egypt, and the only frame work we possess of the order and number of dynastic reigns. “With the discovery of the Rosetta Stone we obtained the long-lost key to the language of ancient Egyptians Wo think that we are justified in anti cipating farther and possibly more startling revelations from these manu scripts.” Mr. De Rustafjaell had the good for tune about four years ago to light upon the find of papyri which were published in an interesting book called “The Light of Egypt” At the time they were popularly referred to as “Further New Sayings of Christ” One volume only, however, dealt with eleven o’clock at 652 West End ave nue. The house is that of Samuel J. Goldsmith, an attorney. Ah eleven o'clock, while the street was filled by reporters, the raid was made. The judge, lawyer and others were dum founded when a door to the room in which they were was pushed open. Three men, one in the uniform of a policeman and the other two who said they were central office men, ex claimed: “The house is pinched." Then Goldsmith Informed his served. The objectors gave In anc Wing and Julie were married In In dian style. Finally he had a chance to escape A boat’s crew came In from a schoon er to trade for skins. The cook was dead, and Wing begged them to take him away with them. Wing’s father in-law gave him leave of three months and sent Julie along to insure his re turn. Wing’s leave of absence has long since expired, but in the confines of civilization he has become his own master, and has no intention of return ing to the land of his wife’s people. THIS PIG HUNTS RABBITS Animal Runs With Dogs Now, but Owner Will Train It to Follow Trail Alone. Dover, Del. —J. H. Lankford of Lewes, Md., a village Just across th lower Delaware line, has a pig thal hunts rabbits and joins in chases wit* its owner’s dogs. This pig Is a thoroughbred of thf Chester County White variety, and U known as Sir Orunter. It first saw the light last August, and was allow ed to run around the Lankford home stead with a pair of rabbit dogs, and it followed the dogs to the woods and hunted with them. When the rabbit season opened and the rabbit dogs went on a hunt, tha pig followed. Mr. Lankford tried to fasten up the animal, but in vain Finally he gave the pig its liberty and permitted it to follow the dogs at will. Mr. Lankford says he will enfleavor to train the pig so that it will hunt without dogs. Sable Coat Cost $30,000. Washington.—Congressman Jeffer son M. Levy of New Tork is here with a $30,000 sable overcoat, said to be the most expensive in the world. the subject. It proved to be Saint Bartholomew’s apocryphal narrative by Christ of his descent into hell. This is the only authentic literature extant on which the Litany is based in the passage referring to the de scent into hell. PLANS CONCILIATION COURT Cleveland Ready to Try Scheme to Reduce Costs of Small Suits— Mail to Aid. Cleveland, O—Judges of the mu nicipal court, who have been consid ering ways and means of lowering the costs of court procedure, adopted a resolution urging the creation of a “conciliation court.” This court will, it is understood, start Its work January 1, 1913. All claims of less than SSO, garnishments, attachments, replevins and similar suits, will be heard in the “conciliation court,” which will be presided over by a spe cial Judge, to be appointed by Chief Justice McGannon. The new court will attempt a settlement of the claims which are presented to it without the institution of formal proceedings. Costs of suits which will be consider ed in the court will be greatly de creased. Service of subpoenaes by registered mail was also discussed by the judges as a method of further lowering the cost of legal proceedings. $15,720 Is Paid for Bull. London.—For a shorthorn bull which he bought in the spring for S6BO, George Campbell of Bleldshlde, near Aberdeen, has secured $15,720 at a sale in Buenos Ayres. Mr. Camp bell, who exports shorthorns to the Argentine, obtained an average ot $4,880 for eight bulls. friends, after he had pulled them back In through the windows, that it was all a joke, but eleven o’clock here after was the hour for breaking up the card game. Seek to Improve Manners. Chicago.—ln an effort to improve table manners, Milton 12. Peck has In vented a knife that can’t be put into the mouth, a spoon that won’t stand until aided in the cup, a sharp-* edged finger botfl, and a napkin that can’t be tucked under the chin 6IVE PROPER FLAVOR OItKKN PEPPER* SHOULD • MORE USED IN COOKING. Of Great Value am a Digestive Element and Appetizer —At Least One Dish or Menu May Well Be So Flavored. Those who enjoy plquantly Os'™™* cooking In contrast to tamer dishes rejoice in the abundance at present of green peppers, large, firm, pungen n quality and extremely low in price, selling for 20 cents a dozen in some of the markets. . „ There are times of the yeai *heu peppers are so scarce as to be de cided luxury. Thus the sweet green peppars which come from the south In January bring from ten to fifteen cents apiece. This species of tne‘Pep per is extremely delicate and deni able mild and fine of fibre. There are a great many kinds o. this excellent vegetable, which .or many years was rather neglected by American cooks except for pickling i purposes. The pepper came originally from India, but Is now grown freely here and exported to other countries. Asa digestive element and an ap petizer it Is of great value. One of the finer varieties is the bell pepper, mild and sweet almost as the : aweet Spanish kind. The bird pepper i is hot and good, and when ripe. ** Introduced to advantage in white fish sauces, creamed chicken or other white fricassees, to which It gives pleasing color. The American cayenne pepper is cultivated In New England and there is a demand for It abroad on account of its superior quality. There are also chili peppers, cherry peppers, guinea peppers that ripen yellow Instead of red. and other that grow to a deep purlish blue when ripe. Orce the cook becomes accustomed I to the addition of the jreen pepper to various dishes it will hardly be omitted from at least one item on the menu daily. Of course, it must not be overdone. One pepper dish is enough on a bill of fare. If repeated It loses Its savor. —Boston Herald. Wall Protector. During the comings and goings of guests, as well as the semi-annual travels of my own family, I found it distressing to stand by in silence while the corners of trunks and pack mg cases made havoc with framework and walls, also to continually warn those who were staggering under heavy weights to be careful, writes a contributor to Good Housekeeping. On one such ocasion the thought of a cer tain old “comforter,” or bed puff, sud denly occurred to me. I threw r it over the trunk In hand, and since that time no angled menace to my belonging® has passed up or down the stairs of either city or seaside home minus this ilmple but thoroughly satisfactory pro tector. And I have found the team sters no less relieved than myself. Savoring Rice With Ham. Boil a cupful of rice in two quarts of salted water for twenty minutes, having the water at a galloping boll when the rice goes in. Drain and add a cupful of hot milk, into which you have stirred two raw eggs, two table spoonfuls of grated cheese, and a tablespoonful of butter. Mix well, add half a cupful of boiled ham, chopped fine; put into a greased mold and steam for an hour and a half. Turn out on a flat dish and pour over It a sauce made by cooking together a tablespoonful each of butter and flour with a cupful of milk, and when these are smooth, stirring into it a table spoonful of grated cheese. Salt and pepper to taste. Steamed Macaroni. Bread a quarter pound of macaroni In short pieces and cook it until tender In salted boiling water. Drain it and put it with a cupful of bread crumbs which have been soaked for five min utes in a cupful of hot milk, add a tablespoonful of chopped parsley and a teaspoonful of onion Juice, a pinch ot sweet herbs, two tablespoonfula of butter, and, lastly, two well beaten eggs. Season to taste with salt and pepver; cook in a steamer for one hour. To Wash Pillows. Feather ticking, ducking and khaki suits can be very easily and success fully cleaned with a rice-root horse brush and a tub of hot suds, says a writer for the Delineator. Dampen the article and rub any good washing soap over the soiled places. Dip the brush Into the suds and rub vigorously several minutes. Rinse and hang in the sun. You will be especially de lighted with your down feather beds md pillows if treated in this way. Coffee Cake. One cupful of butter, one cupful o; molasses, one cupful of sugar (light brown), one cupful of cold coffee, one egg. one teaspoonful of cinnamon, one at cloves, one of nutmeg, one of soda, one pound of raisins, one-half pound of currants, one-quarter pound of cit ron. four cupfuls of flour will be need ed for this recipe. Bake in moderate bven. Oysters Mignonette. Chop fine a little chives and chal lots, mix with a lump of butter, a little lemon juice, pepper and salt; beat together cold and put a little on : each oyster that has been opened or half shell. Shove into oven for three to five minutes. Serve hot, but dc not let oyster curl up ends. Prune Pudding. Remove the pits from a large cup | fui of stewed prunes and chop fin© I Add the whites of three eggs and hall a cup of sugar beaten to a stiff froth Mix well, turn into a buttered disl and bake thirty minutes in a moderate oven. Serve with whipped cream. Saving Tablecloths. Tablecloths will last much ioagei If. when they are washed, they art folded one week in three and the next In four. If folded exactly the same way each time the folds will wear into holes, while the rest of the cloth i* good.