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VOL. 0. KENNA. CHAVES COUNTY, NEW MEXICO, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1912. NO. 4 1 THE KENNA THE INITIAL "Mn Romance" in a lady's Shopping By BRYANT 2. C. ROGERS. And as for Royal being iu love," stad the widow Rexford, to the caller, "it is not true, though I wish It were. I should dearly love to know that he was settled down In hU own home." "But he Is not a cynic?" "Oh, dear, no. It la Just that that well I can hardly explain. Ho wants rousing up, as It were. Admiring? courtship and marriage seem prosy events to him. Therevwlll have to be adventure with This falling In love." ' Royal Rexford, only son of the widow, had reach .d the ace of twenty- four without ever having fallen in love, it couldn't even be said that he had flirted He could waltz ancfplay bridge and render himself agreeable ftt "afternoons" and week-ends, but It -Stopped there. He didn't favor wo man suffrage, and he didn't say a word against it It was .ust that he was not interested beyond a mild and par donable curiosity. His Intimates of ten wondered what would arouse his ..emotions, but they had waited in vainv On a certain afternoon Mr. Rexford left New York for Hartford. He waa neither elated nor cast downJIe didn't care whether he went or atayed. He didn't care whether he went be yond Fall R.ver or got off there. Every chair in the car was taken, but he didn't care t size up his fellow passengers. In an' Indifferent sort of way he acquired the knowledge that there were three or four young ladles among the travelers, but what of it? There were also ladies and fat men and lean men. Mr. Rexford passed most of the time in reading. When he reached Journey's end he was In no rush to leave the car. It thereby happened that hd was the last one out, and as he passed down the aisle he saw a shop jlng-bag reposing in- one of the chairs." They have been left behind hundreds cf timeb by hundreds of wo men. According to nilo and law and several other things. Mr. Rexford should have panned on and lef ihe porter to find the tag and turn 't In to the lost property offlco. If not that, then he should have turned It In him self. . But Mr. Rexford didn't do any such thing. The sight of that bag with its silver "M" on the side aroused a faint interest in his breast It seemed to say to him: "Pleaso take care of me," and he walked out of the depot with the baa: cuddled ud under hu rm h. I expected to meet thb loser any minute. out -he did not return - The treasure went with the flnJer to a hotel for the night, and reached I'cw York with him the next day Most persons would have opened that bag within an hour, but Mr. Rex ford didn't. He waited until hiB re turn, ana then be only took a peek just enough to fipcover a roll of false hair arid a powder-puff. There 'were other things further down, but he kept hands off. Mr. Rexford had not Intended to appropriate anything. What he meant to do was to find the owner, but in his own way. That way was by ad vertisement in the papers and when It came out it read: "Found, on the Hartford train, on . the 29th, a ladies' shopping bag bear ing the Initial 'M.' Address Box 42." The brief advertisement was placed in four papers, and the loser would be almost certain to see it. She did see It She lived Just outside of Hartford, and would be greatly obliged, and so forth. Mr. Rexford didn't follow the usual mode of procedura in such cases. He was not a bit curious, but with that bag nicely wrapped up in scented pa per he made his way back? to Hartford and to the uurburb where was located the homo of the loser. It was so kind of him, said the spinster of forty, and it was so careless ol her.- Her name Transplanted Rubber Trees Thrive. Experiments covering a number of years In transplanting rubber trees from the original stock seem now to have Justified the efforts of the grow ers. The former supply came almost entirely from the district bordering the Amazon and Its feeders, but In recent years transplanting has been practiced on a rather large scale, the original stock . having been taken from the old rubber districts and cultivated In portions of Brazil remote from the bs river. On compwjy, was Morgan, aM that accounted for the Initial. Excuse her for a mament, please. M.ss Morgan left the room to inspect the bag, and when she re turned she fairly threw it at Mr. Rex ford's head along with the exclama tion: "Sir, you are co gentleman I" "What what is ltr "I repeat it, sir, h.nd if my brother were here you would have to pay for this insult!" "He .s here, sister!" replied a deep voice from the front hall. and. In walked a man lcoklng for trouble. "Really, I do understand," said Mr. Rexford. "Then take time out on the corner to think It over," answered the broth er; and he threw the caller out doors and the bag after him. There was a mlBtrke somewhere, and Mr. Rexford bega. to feel the emotion of curiosity. There was no mistake about, his having landed in a heap, at the foot of the steps, but why should Miss Morgan's bag have fol lowed him? He bad come all the way from New York to restore it, and now Bhe would not have It It was no use to ring the bell and ask for explana tions. The broth jr lingered in the ball ard had his coat off. Mr. Rexford did the right thing by returning to New York and 'discovering another letter in answer to his ad. This an swer was from a Miss Merrltt. and lo! she. also lived near Hartford and was entitled to use .he Initial "M." He would think her a very careless girl, and she would admit she was. but as an offset wasn't it '.Imply beautiful to discover that there were a few honest people still left In the world? Re gretting the trouble she would put him to. and thanking him a million times In advance, he might express the bag to and so forth. Many men would have done soand said the matter could go hang. butiDau,. ne of them was Immediately Mr. itexford didn't A faint sniff of romance was in the air. He waa aware of emotions to which he had heretofore been a total stranger. Back he went to Har.foru. It' was eight o clock in the evening when he gazed into Miss Merit's eyes and wondered whether she was ufty-Cve or sixtj. Simpers and so glads! So sorry he had gone to all the trouble he had. She wis sure that he was one man out ' o luuusana. tine una reaa or suca gallant actions In bocks, but never ex pected to meet the hero of them. She had hesitated to write nim, not know ing but he might be a confidence man, or want a missive from her to levy blackmail. She now saw that she had wronged him and oust beg his par don a million times over. Once she had written a letter to a' man about investing In silver mine stock, and in her Ignorance of the wiles of the world she had poured out her heart 80 etru8,r'y that It had cost her S300 to get her letter back. It was because of this sad experience that she had written so formally to Mr. Rexford. Now that they aad met and he had seen her and she bad seen him, she was sure be would forgive. Yes, Mr. Rexford would forgive. He would even praise her maidenly dis cretion, but was that her shopping bag? Shopping bags with the Initial M on them were so numerous that a mistake was easily made. Oh, there waa not a doubt In the world about ownership. That bag had called up too many sad thoughts for her to be mistaken In It It had been a gift from a dear friend a very dear friend. Indeed, she was not ashamed to admit that she and that very dear friend had been betrothed only the week before he bad been run down by an auto. Yes, she had loved and lost, but . "Will yon please make sure of the bag. Miss Merrltt?" She opened it and plunged In her hand and thn stood up and shouted: "You bold, bad man!" "What Is It?" "Here take It go! I was right In thinking you a scoundrel of the black est dye. Oh, if I were only a man!" When Mr. Rexford got back to New Tork he had the bag with him, and he found a third letter awaiting him. The bag, so the writer said, waa care- during the last year, gathered 193.750 pounds of rubber, compared w'ltij 41,983 pounds In 1910. The estimate for the curernt year Is 325,000 pounds, all of which comes from the interior, far from the Amazon. Popular Me chanics. Women's Aid Fund. Among the bequests left by Mr. Henry Seymour Trower, of Surrey. England, whose estate Is of the gross value of fl.841,605, Is on of $50,000 to form t "Women's Aid Fund," to lessly-left behind when she left the train at Hartford, and she would be only too happy to pay any costs and get her property back. Mr. Rexford started on his third Journey. He waa sure of the curiosity and romance now. He found Miss Merriweather at home. He found her petite and amiable. Almost her first greeting was a laugh as she said: "The whole family will feel re lieved now." "Sure It's yours?" "Of course. Here's some false hair for slster-t-a bottle of hair-dye for mother a pipe and tobacco for father a Jlmplng Jack for bub, and" "My card tells you that I am, Mr. Royal Rexford, of New York." "Yes." "And I want to to " "You want to see father?" "No er nor. That Is not Just now but soon!" Miss Merriweather puzzled a mo ment and then the blushes came. 8he didn't exactly know what she was blushing for. but she keeps It np as often as Mr. Rexford lands in Hart- lord, and that Is once a week. And Ms mother has. had to explain to sev eral friends: "Oh, yes, there can be 'romance In a lady's shopping bag as well as In saving a maid irom drowning."! (Copyright. 112. by the McClure News paper Syndicate.) Season on One Golf Ball. To the ordinary golf enthusiast whose expenses for lost balls are us ually the chief Items unless he be a liberal patron of caddies or the club veranda, the feat of a member of the New York Newspaper Golf club may seem miraculous. This -man began playing at Van Corxlandt park as soon as the grounds were opened last Mav. and started tha iDD.nn uHtfc "borrowed" by a friend. The second was stolen the next uay by a prowling youth, who made, off before the owner could recover Lis property. This left the golfer with one ball Although he never falled t0 play at ,eagt flye d ( a week 8,nce May 15 th man Btm na8 the identical ball with which he began the season and-with which he : has done all his playing so far As a result of careful playing the ball is not "sliced or cracked, and a good wash every two days and r coat of white enamel make the veteran piece of gutta percha look like new. Same Old Discontent " ,A recent English traveler In Balu chistan had. from a holy man In that country a story about Moses which does not appear in the Scriptures, yet which has Its pertinence to this mat ter of politicians proposing to do away with all the evils of the human lot, says the Century Magazine. The pat riarch was sitting In his house very sad,, and the Lord said to him: "Prophet Moses, why art thou cast down?" "Alasl'sald he, "I see so many people sorrowful. Some are un clothed, and some are hungry. 'I pray thee make all happy and contented." The Lord promised It should be so. But soon ' Moses was again discon solate, and once more the Lord asked the cause. "Lord." cried the prophet, "the upper story of my house has fallen down, and nobody will come to mend it; they are all too busy enjoy ing themselves." "But what am I to do?" "Lord, make the people as they were before!" He Wanted His Deserts. Patrick, lately over, was working In the yards of a railroad. One day he happened to be In the yard office when the force was out. The telephone rang vigorously several times and he at last decided It ought to be an swered. He walked over to the lnstru. ment, took down the receiver, and put his mouth to the transmitter, Just as he had seen others do. "Hillo!" he called. . "Hello!" answered the voice at the oTer end of the line. "Is this elght-slx'one- five-nine?" "Aw, g'wan! Phwat d' ye tlnk Ol am a box car?" San Francisco Star. assist married or unmarried women with medical care and nursing, so as to help them In the rearing of their offspring. The fund la to be adminis tered by Mrs. Caroline Huth, Mra.i Margaret Samson, Mrs. Edith Weath ered, Mrs. Sophia Allen, and Freder ick Morris, the honorable secretary of the Marylebone branch of the-Charity Organization society. The man who goes out to meet trouble never happens to take the. wroog road. SWEETS FROM MAPLE DELICIOUS CONFECTIONS FOR THOSE FOND OF FLAVOR. At This Season the Sirup Should Be at Its Best, and Here Are Five Ways of Employing It to Best Advantage. Maple Charlotte. One cup of grated maple sugar, one heaping teaspoon of powdered gelatin, one pint of milk, two eggs, two tablespoons of granu lated sugar, one teaspoon of vanilla extract and a half cup of chopped walnut meats. Dissolve the maple sugar in a half cup of hot water. Dis solve the gelatin in the milk and set on the fire. When boiling, add the egg yolks, beaten with the sugar. Stir over the fire till it begins to thicken, then remove from the fire and stir into it the stiffly beaten whites of the eggs. Add the dissolved maple sugar, vanilla extract and the wal nuts, chopped. Pour Into a wet mold and turn out when firm. This Is de licious with -whipped cream. Maple Bisque. One cup of maple sirup, four eggs, two cups of whip ping cream and a few chopped nuts Put the maple sirup and the yolks of the eggs Into a saucepan over the fire and stir until they come to a boil, then strain and cool. Add the whites of eggs (stiffly beaten) and the whipped cream. Pour Into a wet mold, cover with buttered paper and the lid and pack In ice and salt for four hours. Turn out and sprinkle chopped nuts on the top. Maple Russe. One cup of maple sirup, two cups of whipping cream, the yolks of four eggs, a half cup of boiling water, one and a half table spoons of powdered gelatin, a few ladyflngers. Line a charlotte russe mold with the ladyflngers split In halves Dissolve the gelatin in boiling water and whip the cream. Scald the maple sirup and pour it In a fine stream on the beaten yolks of the eggs, stirring constantly Cook over hot water until the mixture will coat the spoon. Add the dissolved gelatin, strain and cool Heat thoroughly, add the whipped cream and pour the whole Into the prepared mold. Turn out when firm. Maple Pudding. Heat two- cups of milk, stir in two tablespoons of fine tapioca, cook for twenty minutes and remove from fire. Add the well beaten yolks of three eggs end a pinch of salt. Stir again over the fire till It thickens, then allow it to get cold Add one cup of chopped nut meats' and two-thirds of a cup of maple sirup. Pile the stiffly beaten whites on the top and serve. Maple Cake. Sift two cups of flour with one aud a half teaspoons of baking powder Into a basin; rub in one tablespoon of butter and add two well beaten eggs, half a cup of milk and one cup of maple sirup Mix and add a half cup of chopped raisins and one cup of chopped English wal nuts. Bake In buttered and floured cake tins In a moderate oven Cupboard for Cooked Food. I have been using for several years a home-made food closet which has proved to be a great convenience, writes a contributor. In varm weath er, as I have no ice, I cook often, and place the food, until wanted. In the closet, which Is well ventilated and safe from files and ants. It stands In a cool room with open windows. It Is four feet high, five feet long and two feet wide with three shelves. It has four short legs which raise it from the floor about six inches. The legs rtand In small pans of water containing a little kerosene. Two doors with panels of fine wire netting occupy the entire front The food closet Is neatly paint ed and varnished and Is both orna mental and useful, not only In sum mer, but In cool weather find It a safe and handy place to keep cooked food. "Rocks" Are Good to Eat One and a half cups of sugar, half a cup of lard, half a cup of butter, two eggs, one cup of sour milk, two cups of oatmeal, three cups of flour, one teaspoon of baking soda, one tea spoon of cinnamon, half a cup ot chopped walnut meats. Beat the but ter, lard an J" sugar together until creamy, then add the eggs well beat -en, the sour milk, oatmeal, raisins, soda, flour, currants and walnuts. Mix and drop on a buttered pan and bake Id a moderate oven until ready. PREPARING SALAD AND FRUIT Methode.That Are Not New, But Have Successfully Withstood Test or lime. Escalloped Squash. Cut the squash into small pieces and boil until ten der, but not soft enough to mash. But ter a baking dish and cover the bot tom with a layer of squash, over which sprinkle a little salt, a little sugar and a few bits of butter. Keep doing this until the dish Is full On top, In addition to the seasoning, add a little grated nutmeg. Pour in about two-thlrda of a tup of milk and bake In a moderate oven. Serve hot Egg Plant Salad. Cut the egg plant in quarter-Inch slices, pare, sprinkle i with salt and pepper and saute them . ' quickly in hot butter. Drain on cheese cloth; when cold, cut them In dice. sprinkle on them some minced water cress and cover with a cream salad dressing made by stirring three tea spoons of grated horseradish, three tablespoons of lemon Juice, one-half teaspoon of salt and a dash of paprika uj ul iiiick wnippea cream. Baked Quinces. Core and -pare eight ripe, Juicy quinces. Put them Into a buttered baking dish and fill the cavities with sugar. Sprinkle the remains of three-quarters of a cup of sugar over them and add one and a half cups of water. Cover and bake until soft In a moderate oven, basting often. Quinces require a long time for cooking. Serve hot with butter and sugar. Red and White Pickle. Select one large or two small heads of cauliflow er, break Into bits. To this add one half pint of small onions, two red pep pers. DIsFolve one-quarter pint of salt In sufficient vinegar to cover vege tables. Let stand over night, drain In morning. Heat one quart of vine gar and two tablespoons of mustard until It boils, put In vegetables, boil 15 minutes, bottle and seal. SEEK WELL-BALANCED DIET Of the Utmost Importance to the Health and Welfare of All the Family. It is the duty of the housewife to furnish a 'well balanced diet to the members of her family. By taking something from each group of food materials she will be able to supply all of the five food substances pro tein, fat, carbohydrates, minerals and water which are necessary. The correct proportions of each, however, must be determined by the Individual requirements and peculiarities. Ap petite, age, Eex, occupation, climate and season must all be considered when making a well-regulated diet for the normal person. "It should always be remembered that th6 ideal diet is that combina tion of foods which, while Imposing the least burden on the body, supplies It with exactly sufficient material to meet Its wants.' and that any dis regard of such a standard must in evitably prevent the best develop ment of our powers." The vegetable foods peas, beans, lentils and nuts, particularly peanuts that may In a measure supplant meat.. should often be found on the table. Ine peanut paste or butter made from finely-ground nuts Is pleasing to Ihe taste and very nu tritious. Peanut-butter sandwiches make a wholesome lunch for school children. Beef Balls. Cut beef from top of round In strips, and scrape. Season this with salt and form Into small balls,, using as little pressure as possible. Cook the balls for one minute In a very hot frying pan, shaking the pan con stantly to keep them rolling. The llt He balls will be lightly browned all over, looking like chocolate. To serve them temptingly, pile a few on a pret ty plate. In a tiny pyramid, with a sprig or two of parsley, and narrow strips of crisp toast. Cleaning Leather Bags. Shabby leather bags may be Im proved In appearance by being rubbed over with well-beaten white of an egg, and then polished with beeswax and turpentine, the final rubbing be lng given with a soft, clean cloth. Apple Float. Press one quart of nice stewed ap ples, from which all surplus" liquor has been drained, through a sieve. Add Juice of one lemon and sugar to taste. Beat into it the whipped whites of thru ggi. Serve at once with cream.