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J 1 ' i Jacqueline of Golden River I ... . ................... liiBiF""" B y V I C T O R R O U S S E -A. U animiniiaHtffliimiisnraiinDunKOT BLIND-MAN'S BUFF. Paul Hewlett, loitering at night In Madison square, New York, Is approached by an Eskimo doff. He follows the dog to a gambling house and meets the animal's mistress coming out with a large amount of money. She Is beautiful and In dls. tress and he follows her. After protecting her from two assailants he takes her In charge, and puts her In his own rooms for the rest of the night. He returns a little later to find a murdered man In his rooms and Jacqueline dazed, with her memory gone. He decides to protect Jacqueline, gets rid of the body and prepares to take her to Quebec In a search for her home. Simon Leroux, searching for Jacqueline for soma unfriendly pur pose, finds them, but Hewlett evades him. Hewlett calls the girl his sister. In Quebec he learns that she Is the daughter of a recluse In the wilds, Charles Duchalne. Pere Antoine tells Hewlett Jac queline Is married and tries to take her away. Jacqueline is spirited away and Hewlett lp knocked out. both escape and arrive at 6t. Boni face. On their sled Journey to the Chateau Duchalne their dogs are poisoned, and Hewlett leaves behind his snow goggles. CHAPTER IX Continued. However, I hoped that the night wofuld restore my sight, and so, dis missing the matter from my mind. I struggled up until at last I stood upon the summit of the hill. Far away, like a thin, winding ribbon among the hills, I saw the valley of the Riviere d'Or. Beneath me I saw Jacqueline wait ing, a tiny figure upon the snow. I cast my eyes beyond her toward the mist-wrapped tops of the far Lauren tlens and the plains. And a sense of an Inevitable fate came over me as I perceived far away a tiny, crawling ant upon the snows SlmoD Leroux's dog sleigh. I went back to the little, patient fig ure that was waiting for me, and I took up my pack again and told her nothing. She stepped bravely out be side me, frozen, fatigued, but willing because I bade her. She did not ask anything of me. The sun dipped lower, and far away I heard the howl of the solitary wolf again. I gripped my pistols as we strode Along. We went on and on. The afternoon was wearing away ; the sun was very low now and all its strength had gone. ''Courage, Jacqueline," I said, patting her arm. "The huts ought to be here." Her courage was greater than my own. She looked up and smiled at me. The wolf crept nearer, and its howls rang out with piercing stroke across the silence. My eyes ached so that I could hardly discern the darkening land, and the snow came down, not steadily but in swirling eddies blown on fierce gusts of wind. And suddenly raising my eyes de spairingly I saw the huts. There were five of them, and they had not been oc cupied for at least two seasons, for the Slackened timbers were falling apart, and the roofs had been torn off all but one of them, no doubt for fuel. The wind was whirling the snow wildly around them, ad It whistled through the broken, rotting walls. I flung my pack inside the roofed one, and began tearing apart the tim bers of another to make a fire. Jacqueline, opening the pack, began the preparation of our meal, which consisted of some biscuits left from the night before, when we had made a quantity on the wood ashes. We made tea over the roaring flames, and sat listening to the wolf's call and the wind that drove our fire in gusts of moke and flame. I scooped out a bed for Jacqueline Inside the snow-filled hut and spread it with the big sleigh robe. She lay down in her fur coat, and I wrapped the ends around her. I looked Into her sweet face and marveled at its seren ity. Her eyes closed wearily. A dreadful fear held me in its grip: what If she never awoke? Some people died thus In the snow. I raised the sleigh robe and saw that the fur coat stirred softly as she breathed. At last, out of the wild passions that fought within me, decision was born. J. would go on, because she had bidden me. And I would be ready for Le foux and let him act as he saw fit. I .oaded my pistols. I could do no more taan fight for Jacqueline, and with God 1 the issue. "Paul !" I Must have been half asleep, for I mne back to myself with a start and sprang to my feet. Jacqueline had risen upon her knees ; she flung her srros out wildly, and suddenly she caught her breath and screamed, and stood up and ran uncertainly toward as, with hands that groped for me. She found me ; I caught her, and she pushed me from her and shuddered and stared at me In that uncertain doubt that follows dreams. I am here, Jacqueline," I said. "With you always, till you send me sway. Remember that even in dreams, Jacqueline." She knew me now, and she was re coiling from me. out through the hut door, into the blinding snow. I sprang after her. "Jacquehoe b It is Paul !" I cried. And as I emerged from the hut's shelter a red-hot glare from the east seemed to sear and. kill my vision. It was the rising sun. I had thought it flight, and it was already day. And I could see nothing through my swollen eyelids except the white light of the siining snow. It was horrible, in that wild waste, tJone. I tried to gather my scattered fcwses together. I Eastward, I knew, the river lay, and pat blinding brightness came from CoPTrUcht, W. O. Chapman the east. Southward a little distance was the hill that we had last ascend ed on the evening before. I could dis cern the merest outlines of the land, but I fancied that I could see that it sloped upward toward the south. I set off in the direction of the hill, "Jacqueline ! Jacqueline J" I screamed frantically. No answer came. Once more I called. A dog barked suddenly, not far away, and through the mist I heard the slide of sleigh runners on snow ; and then I knew. I scrambled down, slipping, and gashing my hands upon the rocks and ice. At the foot of the hill I saw two straight and narrow, lines on the soft snow. They were the tracks of sleigh runners. I followed them, sobbing and catch ing my breath and screaming: "Jacqueline ! Jacqueline I" Then I heard Simon's voice. "Bon Jour, M. Hewlett I" he called mocking ly. "This way! This way I" I turned and rushed blindly In the direction of the cry. I had left my snowshoes behind me in the hut, and at each step my feet broke through the crusted snow, so that I floundered and fell like a drunken man to cho ruses of taunts and laughter. It was a horrible blind man's buff, for they had surrounded me, yelling, from every quarter. "This way, monsieur! This way! piped a thin voice which I knew to be that of Philippe Lacrolx. A snowball struck me on the chin, and they began pelting me and laugh ing. I was like a baited bear. I was beside myself with rage and helpless fury. The icy balls bit my face a dozen times ; one struck me behind the ear and hurled me down half stunned. I pulled my pistols from my pockets and spun round, firing in every direc tion through that wall of gray, yield ing mist that gave me place but never gave me vision. The clouds had obscured the sky and the snow was falling again. My hands were bare and numb, except where the cold steel of the pistol trig ger seared my fingers like molten metal. A dog barked once more, very far away, and at last I understood their scheme. Doubtless Simon had reached the huts at dawn and had discovered us there. He must have been in waiting. I Sprang After Her. but when he saw Jacqueline run from me he changed his plans and sent the sleigh after her. Then, realizing from my actions that I was snow blind, he had remained behind with some of his followers to enjoy the sport of bait ing me, and incidentally to drive me out of the way while the sleigh went on. But Jacqueline She had tried to escape me. She could not have been playing a part she was too transcendently sincere. Something must have occurred some dream which had momentarily crazed her; and she had confounded me with her persecutors. I stood deep in the snow, a pistol In each hand, waiting. Once I heard the dogs yelp, farup the valley, and then there was only the soughing of the wind and the sting of the driving sleet flakes. And the gray mist had closed In all about me. I was alone In that storm-swept wilderness, and there was no sun to guide me. I plunged along half delirious, I Airplane Prospecting. The airplane is destined to be of enormous utility in facilitating pros pecting for and opening up mineral properties In the Andean valleys. Hydroplanes can fly from the Pacific to the upper waters of the Amazon In a few hours, while there are good landing places for planes on many of the snow fields of the higher -Andes, which have never yet been explored. The airplane is almost Ideal for transporting precious metals, where the value Is high in proportion to weight and bulk, and the time-saving Is so Important as well us the safe ty from robbery. Already plans are under way to use planes in Peru and Colombia. Best Method of Rising. Some trust to luck some rely upon Influence some expect promotion without self-assertion but the perse vering rise upon the wings of will. Herbert Kaufman. O believe, for I began to hear voices oil every side of me and to imagine I saw Simon standing, just out of reach, a shadow upon the mist, taunting me. I followed him at an undeviating dis tance, firing, reloading and firing again. I was no longer conscious of my progress. The fingers that pressed the triggers of my pistols had no sensa tion in them, and In my imagination were parts of a monstrous mechanism which I directed. My legs, too, felt like stilts that somebody had strapped to my body, and. Instead of cold, a warm glow seemed to suffuse me. Somebody was shaking me. "Get up !" he bellowed In my ear. "Get up ! Do you want to die in the snow?" I closed my eyes and sank back In a lethargy of sleep. CHAPTER X. The Chateau. I had an indistinct Impression of being carried for what seemed an eter nity upon the shoulders of my rescuer, and of clinging there through the de lirium that supervened. When at last I opened my eyes It was late afternoon. Though they pained me, I could now see with tol erable distinctness. I was lying upon a bed of dried balsam leaves Inside a little hut, and through the half-open door I could see the sun just dropping behind the mountains. Upon a wall hung a big crucifix of wood, and under it an old man was standing. He heard me stir and came toward me. I recognized the massive shoul ders and commanding countenance of Pere Antoine, and remembrance came back to me. "Where am I?" I asked. "In my cabin, monsieur," answered the priest, standing at my side, an In scrutable calm upon his face. "It is lucky that I found you, monsieur, or assuredly you would soon have been dead. But for your dog " "My dog!" I exclaimed. "Certainly; a dog came to me and brought me a mile out of my route to where you were lying. But, now I come to think of it, it disappeared and has not returned. Perhaps it was sent to me by le bon Dieu." "Where Is Mile. Duchaine?" I burst out. , Father Antoine laid a heavy hand upon my shoulder. "Be assured, monsieur, that madame is perfectly happy and contented with her friends," he said. "And no doubt she has already regretted her esca pade. I have to depart at daybreak upon an urgent mission a hundred miles away, which was interrupted by your rescue ; but I shall be back with in a week, by which time you will doubtless be able to accompany me to the coast." T shall not 1" I cried weakly. "I am going on to the chateatt!" He looked at me steadily. "You cannot," he said. "If you at tempt it you will perish by the way." I burst into an impassioned appeal to him. I told him of Lwoux and his conspiracy to obtain possession of the property, of my encounter with Jacque line, and how I had resetted her, omit ting mention, of course, of the mur der. As I went on I could see the look of surprise upon his face gradually change into belief. When I had ended he was looking at me with a benlgnancy that I had never seen before upon his face. "M. Hewlett," he answered, "I have long suspected a part of what you have told me, and therefore I readily accept your statements. I believe now that madame has suffered no wrong from you. But I am a priest, and my care is only that of souls. Madame Is married. I married her " "To whom?" I cried. "To M. Louis d'Epernay, nephew of M. Charles Duchalne by marriage, less than two weeks ago in the chateau here." The addition of the last word singu larly revived my hopes. It had slipped from his Hps unconsciously, but it gave me reason to believe that the chateau was near by. Father Antoine sat down upon the chair beside me. Hewlett recovers his sight in Pere Antoine's -cabin and sets out to find Chateau Duchaine. (TO BE CONTINUED.) Law on Vampires. Some one has dug up an old anti vampire law which indicates that vamping was just as much In vogue in the seventeenth century as it is at the present time. The law reads : "Female .shams A law against obtaining hus bands under false pretense, passed by parliament In 1770, enacts : That wom an of whatever age, rank, profession or degree, who shall after this act im pose upon, seduce and betray into matrimony any of his majesty's sub jects by virtue of paints, cosmetic washes, artificial teeth, false hair, Iron stays, bolstered hips or high-heel shoes, shall Incur the penalty now in force again ; the marriage under such circumstances upon conviction of the offending parties shall be null and void." The estimated Income of the Fed erated Malay states firm the export duty on rubber for the current yes was $3,356,481. DADDY5 EVENING FAfiar TALE jyuABX mmn bonner x Jr UJTNOA V THE PICNIC. "Well," said one of the cow, "I am quite tired out. Quite tired out. I just want to chew my cud and go to sleep. But It was a delightful picnic, wasn't it?" "Yes," said Miss Holstein, known as Miss Hannah, "and I believe it was given especially for us." "Indeed," said another cow known as Miss Hatty. "Yes, lots of farmers got together who owned fine cows and that is why some of us were sold and exchanged. You see we have come to a new home. Our master sold us, but we were sold together." "That's good," said Miss Hatty. "I always get along well with you, though I am not such an affectionate creature. I'd rather give you up than chewing nay cud any day." "So would I," said Miss Hannah. "Did you see all the ice cream they had at the picnic?" asked Miss Hatty. "Yes, I did, just gallons and gallons of it," said Miss Hannah. "Good of us to help make It," said Miss Hatty. "I didn't help make it," said Miss Hannah. "Oh yes, you did, yvu often help to make ice cream." "No, I don't," said Miss Hannah, T have never made Ice cream. I could not turn the handle or pack In the ice or anything like that," said Miss Hannah. "I've seen the farmer's boy doing it, turning around the freezer as he sat on the back steps. "And I have never, never helped him. I don't see how you think I could. You haven't much sense, Miss Hatty. Could I turn that crank with my tail, do you suppose?" Miss Hatty was grinning, a silly cow's grin. "My dear Miss Hannah, I didn't say that you helped freeze the ice cream, but you do help to make it. Don't you give milk and cream?" "Yes," said Miss Hannah. "Well, then, use your thinking cap." "I haven't one," said Miss Hannah. "In fact I haven't a cap at all. I've never seen the need of it, and no one has ever given it to me. Sometimes I've thought I'd like a bonnet with long, long feathers I could move about and keep the files away." ' "Oh," said Miss Hatty, "I am a stupid cow but you are more stupid. You are very, very stupid." "I suppose I am," said Miss Hannah, who didn't seem to mind in the least being thought stupid. "What I meant was," said Miss Hat y, "that you should have stopped to think, not really to put on a cap or a hat. Just to think." "Oh, I see," said Miss Hannah, her big eyes looking rather sleepily at Miss Hatty. "Well, you admit now you have helped with Ice cream, don't you?" "Yes, I admit It," said Miss Hannah. "Oh, there were so many automo biles there today, so many rich farm ers, so many, many excitements. And the children ran races and some of them won prizes. I tell you that was an honorable sort of a picnic for a cow to be at," said Miss Hatty. "I didn't know there were honorable sorts of picnics." said Miss Hannah. "Well," said Miss Hatty, "I mean it was a sort of a picnic which was so fine that it was a great honor for any cow to be there." "Yes, yes, but then we're superior cows I've always heard," said Miss Hannah. "Not that it makes any dif ference to me." "It doesn't make much difference to me," said Miss Hatty, "though I sup pose it is nice. We see so much of the world. We go to county fairs and exhibitions." "Oh yes," said Miss Hannah, "but they are all the same. People look at us, we look at people, but the only things that are really fun are sleeping, eating, grazing, chewing our cud, and whisking the flies away with our tails." "True," said Miss Hatty, "cows aren't particular creatures about hav ing excitements." Books as Companions. If we thought of books as com panions and chose them as we do other associates, many a book much in de mand at the libraries would be left untouched upon the shelves. And yet books are companions, and the associa tion of books is almost as influential in character-molding asT association with people. Choose your book friends as you would choose other comrades. --Girl's Companion. Tampering With Nature. Young Hopeful, who lives In the suburbs, was very much interested in fhe adjustment of the time, and on the morning when the clocks had been pet back an hour awoke his mother. "Mother, mother," he called from his little bed, "listen to Mrs. Jones' chickens! They must have forgotten to tell them to set their crow back." Life. Had Enjoyed Herself. At a children's party recently five-year-old Eva, as she was about to take her leave, approached the hostess and said: "Good-by, Mrs. Blank. Mamma told me to be sure and tell you I en Joyed the party ever so awfully." Stand Firm. If we would have the respect of oth ers and maintain a good character, we .oust learn to say No and stick to It. The one who is easily persuaded by companions will get into many a diffi culty from which It may be hard to ex tricate himself. Have a mind of your own, and, when you have taken a stand, do not allow yourself to be driven from your position by coaxing or threats. To hesitate and yield Is to lose the good opinion of others and your own self-respect. Girl's Companion. FEMININE Connecticut Labor Press Department for Women Wage Earners and the Women Folk of the Workingman's Family. FROCK FOR STREET Ready-Made Clothes Offer Many Possibilities in Dress. Collections Represent Either New Im ported Models or Models of American Designers. Throughout the country, as well as In the more Important cities, the shops offer many possibilities to the women who demand smart correctness in their apparel yet have neither the time nor the opportunity to have their clothes made to order. These shops are always on the watch to make the most of the slightest turn of fashion's wheel, says Vogue, and their collec tions represent either the new Import ed models or the late" creations of American designers. Women who like to dress smartly but who have a rather limited income, may find clothes that are well and carefully made. Many of the evening gowns shown in Paris are almost too elaborate and quite too gorgeous to be generally adopted here for summer wear. The taffeta and tulle frocks, however, are charming exceptions, and even when trimmed with sequins and beads they have a certain air of lightness which one associates with summer dances. Perhaps it Is because they are very short. The summer frocks which had their "try-out" at Palm Beach this year may be sharply divided into two classes those for sport wear, which are rather severe in line, though usually bril liant in coloring, are made in most cases of silks or of wool Jersey; the picturesque lingerie frocks, forming the larger class, are made of embroid ered and lace-trimmed batiste, of or gandie in lovely pastel colorings, and also of ginghams and calicoes In Quaint designs. Very often these dresses are trimmed with unusual ma terials, so that a dotted Swiss frock will have a bonbonet sash, or a gray organdie will 'be edged with squirrel fur. Narrow velvet ribbons are in fa vor, especially for trimming chintzes and calicoes. The season furnishes many attrac tive wraps in interesting materials. Faille silk is a fabric which Is serv ing many purposes. When trimmed with Angora the soft, lustrous weave of the silk and still the softer surface Jf the wool make a happy combina tion. It Is used for suits and occasion ally for frocks, separate jackets and brilliantly colored capes which may be worn either with daytime frocks or in the evening. Some sort of a topcoat is necessary to complete the summer wardrobe. Frock of Indestructible Voile. The most satisfactory are those suit able for motoring and yet not too cum bersome for ordinary wear. Home spun in lovely soft brown was used In one coat which was made on straight, slim lines and finished by a big wrapped collar. Smock Model of Silk. A pretty new smock model for a little girl, made of silk, cotton or serge, may have Its neck, short sleeves and pockets trimmed with braid or em broidery or some relieving color. An opening may be arranged at the left side of the front which extends down about six inches from the neck, the edge of which may also be finished with braid or embroidery. As a trim ming scheme the braid, embroidery and buttons may be placed at the right side of the frock bodice. Clothes Press. To save space in a clothes press hang a metal towel rack and fasten tt to the bottom of a shelf and hang the skirt, coat and suit hangers over It. In this way a great many garments can hang in a small space. They also hang free, not touching wall or any thing to cause dampness or wrinkle. Colored Garments. Orchid seems to be a favorite for undergarments where color is wanted. Sri 'ff)A 1 - ' r ?i r .. - X jiv"" '"""Nil ' j U fc J FASH DRESS OF RICH WHITE SATIN This is a charming dress of white satin. Its corded design and plaited ruffles, floating georgette sleeves, braided'hat and a touch of rose, at the waist, affords a most acceptable cos tume for a garden party. HAT THAT IS EASY TO MAKE Use Crown From Old Top Piece, Flow, era Around Edge, and Bow at the Back. A hat was sadly needed for the new gray voile frock, with its pattern of rose clusters and its gray georgette frills ; but the wardrobe held nothing suitable and extra expenditure on mil linery was not desirable, in view of the forthcoming holiday, notes a cor respondent. That evening I dined with a friend. "How do you like my new hat?" she asked, placing on my head an attrac tive little toque, trimmed with a wreath of flowers and a ribbon bow. You see," she continued, "I Just took the crown from an old hat, placed the flowers round the edge and the bow at the back, and there yon are a completely different hat." The effect was so charming that I promptly went home and turned out my wardrobe afresh. A burnt oatmeal straw with a dilapidated brim was easily sacrificed to the knife, and a shot blue and gold ribbon and three cerise roses selected for the trimming. The dull blue touch in the ribbon toned pleasantly with the blue-gray. of the voile, and a narrow cerise velvet rib bon, round the waist of the frock, cor responded with the roses. In making the hat the head lining was put in first and stitched over the edge outside ; to cover that the ribbon was put all the way round and tied at the back. The roses were then placed, one in the front center and one at each side, and, with a floating veil thrown over, the hat was finished. ONE-PIECE v PAJAMA OUTFITS Late Style of Negligee Is Full Length, With Knee Length Mandarin Shaped Coatee. A very interesting type of negligee brought out by one designer recently consists of full length one-piece pa jamas made of flesh-colored or white satin with a knee-length mandarin shaped coatee of georgette In con trasting color, which may be slipped on over the pajamas. The virtue claimed for this garment is that the pajamas may be used as a sleeping garment if desired and by the mere addition of the overblouse it is trans formed into a presentable and very. becoming boudoir outfit. The cape or shawl of negligee is also a great favorite this season. It is fashioned very much on the same gen eral lines as the pajama affair Just described. A foundation of satin, taf feta, or crepe de chine is topped by a long cape or square shawl with slits cut to serve as armholes. This over garment is made of sheer material or lace. " The woman who makes her own un dergarments will be Interested in the fact that the newest petticoats have no opening at back or side. The up per edge is merely run on to an elas tic, so the petticoat may be slipped comfortably over the head. In this way the figure is more completely pro tected and a smoother surface is pro vided over which the narrow skirts" of the present season may be fitted. Silk Sweaters With Tassels. Some of the new silk sweaters are finished at the hem with a row of silk tassels In matching color. These tas sels are fastened on at one-Inch inter vals and the effect is charming. Girdles Resemble Vests. One of the most interesting novel ties in the way of accessories are gir dles of vestlike shaping, developed in a combination of satin and fane; leather. 013-Ml Iftri n ':W:W:ffijssSS;T I I vf i r i in ii ON; The food supply would be probably better selected, varied and cooked. If the dally supervision were alloted definitely to one who has been trained for the purpose, and chosen because of capacity for the office. Cake is to the appetite what mirth is tm the melancholy. CAKE MAKING. Just a word to those who ar yet In experienced In the art of cake making. First of all, have all the materials to be used ready at hand before be ginning, or In the midst you will find some im portant Ingredient miss ing which will need a change of plans. Most cooks have soma standard recipe which they will vary with flavoring, spice or fruit, or bake in different shaped tins with different fillings or frostlngs, which will give a large variety. The time was when much creaming of butter and stirring of sugar and butter was thought the only way to make a butter cake, but these busy days are teaching us many ways of olmpllfylng our work, and cake mak ing must keep pace. The shortening. If softened not melted will mix with the sugar and it takes but a short time to cream It ; add a little hot water or milk If hurried for time and then give the mixture a good beating, add ing the eggs beaten and give another good beating. A fair cake, good enough for every-day use, is one using three tablespoonfuls of butter or but ter substitute, one cupful of sugar, half a cupful of milk, two eggs, two teaspoonfuls of baking powder and a cupful and three-quarters of sifted flour. Add flavoring and bake in a hot oven. A circle of well-greased paper placed in the layer tins, as well as deeper tins, will help to remove the cake without breaking. A cake that is baked with as little flour as will hold it up makes a much more tender and delicate one. The baking Is a most important factor in good cake making. Have the oven very hot for layer cake and bake from 10 to 12 minutes. For a loaf cake which needs 40 minutes to bake, divide the time into quarters. The first ten minutes see that the cake begins to rise, the second ten minutes it finishes rising and begins to brown, the third ten minutes it finishes brown ing and begins to shrink from the pan, then the last ten or quarter it finishes baking. If a cake crackles as If still cooking when taken from the oven, put it back for a few minutes. Fruit Layer Cake. For a delicious cake to use for company or on special occasions, this is excellent. Cream a cupful of shortening, add two cupfuls of warmed sugar to hasten the cream ing, add six well beaten eggs, two and one-half cupfuls of flour, a cupful of milk, a teaspoonful of vanilla and three teaspoonfuls of baking powder. Beat well and bake In three layers. Only the possessions which w use are of present value to us. A man may have a money fortune, and yet be poverty stricken In the very things which that money would buy him. The money is his all the time; but it is of little or no value to him because he lets It alone. WHAT TO EAT. There are few people who feel that a meal has been satisfying that is not finished with some kind of des sert, and usually feel if none is provided that the dinner is not a success. Peach Sherbet. rut a pouna or sugar and a quart f water on to boll 20 minutes; let cool, then add one and one-half cup fuls of peach pulp, the strained juice of an orange and the juice of half a lemon. Freeze. Date Crackers. Put a pound of washed and pitted dates, with a cup ful of sugar and half a cupful of water, in a sauce pan and cook until soft and smooth. Cool. Cream a cupful of shortening, add a cup of brown sugar, two and one-half cupfuls of rolled oats which have been parched to a light brown, two cupfuls of flour; stir and mix well; add a teaspoonful of soda to half a cupful of hot water and stir Into the mixture. Roll out, cut and place a spoonful of the fruit on a cooky, cover with another, then bak. Mint Sherbet Soak half a cup oi chopped mint leaves in the juice of two lemons and three oranges half an hour. Boll two cupfuls of sugar and a cup of water five minutes, then pour over the other ingredients. When cold strain into a freezer, add the grated rind of the fruit and the white of an egg beaten stiff with a cup of whipped cream. This sherbet may be served as a dessert or as an accom paniment to a lamb roast. Junket is a most delicious dessert for a hot day when one wants Just a ialnty finish to the meal. Add a tablet of rennin to a mart of lukewarm milk, sweetened and flavored. Stir well after1 crushing th tablet and dissolving It in. Btfblespoonful of water. Then pour be mixturo into the sherbet "ups or glasses In which It is to be served. When wf-11 set put on Ice to chill. Cbocciate pie may be proared in the same way, adding two squares of aielted chocolate, or a prune pie, add ing a cup of prunes which have been put through a rlcer.