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o THE KENNA ECORD. VOL.7. KENNA, CHAVES COUNTY, NEW MEXICO, FRIDAY, JUNE, 13 1913. NO. 17. 5 i -. 1 HIS PRIZE ROSES To Him Their Loss Filled Whoie World With Fra grant Blossoms. the By CLARI8SA MACKIE. Mrs. Madison looked -forlornly at her sister as Barbara entered the room. "What Is the matter, Alice?" asked Barbara quickly. "Barker hasn't sent the roses for the table tonight." "Well, It Is only 6 o'clock perhaps y If you call him on the telephone " "My dear," Mrs. Madison spoke rath er petulantly, "I've called and called and the only reply I can get In 'They do not answer.' " "There Is only one thing to do. then," said Barbara with her custo mary decision: "I will go up and . dress and if ' the roses are not here V by that time I will go after them my self." "You will get so mussy," sighed Mrs. Madison. "But it seems the only way. I will have Clark get the run about around. I would send him, only he is eo stupid doesn't know the country around here." "He has been in Westlawn two days," excused Barbara; "I've only been here a day and a half myself, but I believe I have covered every square inch of ground in the county." . "Well, hurry along and if you bring my roses on time I promise to send you in with Forbes Baker, although I was saving him for myself." Barbara laughed. "Don't bother about any reward, Allie. Let me see. what was your Order?" ' "Two dozen American Beauties. He has plenty, for he told me so yes ' terday when I ordered them." - Barbara hastened with her toilet and In an incredibly short time she 'flew down the stairs buttoning a long ullk motor coat over her pink dinner gown. "My slippers and gloves are In tha alcove In the library I'll put them on when I come in," she called as she drove away In the little electric runabout. The runabout slid noiselessly down the incline to the smooth road that wandered here and there among the beautiful summer homes perched on the green hills of Westlawn. "Turn to the left" murmured . Bar bara when she reached the foot of the hill. The left-hand road wound around a wooded knoll dropping down to the river. On one1 side was the sloping descent to Ripple river and the other was a blank stone wall enclosing acres of field and meadow and woodland. v "First gate on the left," Barbara re minded herself of her sister's last in structions, and 'presently she turned in between two rustic pillars draped in Virginia creepers. A laborer trudging his homeward way stepped out of the path of the car. "Is this Barker's?" asked Barbara. pleasantly. x "Yah," nodded the man carelessly, abd went on. "Barker has taste," commented Bar bara as she whirled up the driveway under drooping elms. One arm of the drive swept around to the front entrance of a long, gray shingled, old-fashioned house half bid den under Virginia creepers and honeysuckles. The other arm led straight ahead past the west wing of the house, along by a tennis court and ended at a row of greenhouses set In several acres of a glowing garden, Against the blurred masses of color m the rose garden In the foreground stood out strongly In its pinke ana whites. Near the path that bordered the garden was a huge wooden tub - which held a magnificent American neauiy rose Dusn. Barbara paused before it with a lit tle cry-of delight, Perfection of form. I color and texture of leaf, together I with its crown of twenty beautiful I roses, made it worthy of a prize exhi- hltlnn - Common Sense From a Chef. . ' Many housewives think that French chefs have notions which are too high flown to be of use to the ordl . nary home cook. "They have so much 'to do with," complains the home cook, "they are so used to working with large quantities of supplies that they know nothing of . the . needs of the home kitchen, where economy must v be practiced. Here is a hint from a chef which may well be put 4a prac tice by any home cook. When cut Hog tarts first stamp out the rings. Time" was flying and Alice was watt ing for her rotes. Barbara hammered at the greenhouse door with her gloved fists but the door was locked. She sped over to the quiet old gray house and knocked at the Closed kitchen door. There came no re sponse. Back she flew to the rose garden, picking up a pair of shears from a bench In passing. A search of the garden, showed that the tub contained the only American Beauty rose buBh. A hurried peep into the different hothouses merely disclosed long rows of empty benches. Well, here goes," said Barbara recklessly, and she carefully snipped the twenty roses from the big tree, feeling a pang of remorse as she looked at its denuded branches. "I wish people wouldn't cut flow ers," she murmured, consclence-strick-en, as she entered the car with her fragrant burden. "Now, if Alice had only ordered the whole tree transport ed to the dining room and let us gazed upon it well it's too late, now!" As she turned out of the avenue into the road, Barbara heard a shout behind. She turned and saw a man running fleetly from the veranda of the house. "Stop!" he cried authoritatively. "You are too late, Mr. Barker," smiled Barbara saucily to herself, and the little car darted forward and was soon out of sight around the bend of the road. Fifteen minutes later Mrs. Madison embraced her sister and the huge bunch of roses in an ecstatic hug. . "You are Just In time all here ex cept Mr. Baker. He Is always late, but he is such a dear we don't mind. I will give these to Haksuo while you put on your gloves and slippers." Flushed and lovely Barbara entered the drawing room Just as Haksuo an nounced that dinner was served. At the same moment a cool-looking, dark-eyed young man was introduced as Forbes Baker. It was not until they sat at table that Barbara stole a glance at the man who hadtaken her in. His eyes, blazing with wrath were fixed on the great cut glass vase of roses. His face was white and Barbara notej with an odd tremor of her pulses tnat his hand was shaking as he raised his napkin to his Hps. A man addressed him across the table in gay reproof. "Don't glare' at Mrs. Madison's roses that way, Forbes; of course we all know you are eaten up with jealousy because they are bigger and handsom er than anything you can produce on your place." ( Forbes Baker smiled grimly. "How about your wonderful tree, Forbes?" asked Mrs. Madison. . "Is it ready for the exhibit? We are all dy ing to see it with its twenty magnifi cent blooms Forbes has talked of nothing else for weeks roses are his hobby," smiled Alice at her sister. But Barbara sat in frozen silence. A great fear had come over her. The meal seemed hours long. Forbes Bak er uttered a few commonplaces, but It was evident that his mind was on other matters. Barbara was glad she did not have to talk. She knew Mrs. Madison would scold her afterwards tor her stupidity but she didn't care nothing mattered any more. She had committed a crime a theft She had stolen Mr. Baker's prize roses from his bush. She knew it It was her own fault to take It for granted that that lovely old place was Bark er's. She knew that Barker was a "gentleman-florist" and she had not been surprised at the surroundings. Forbes Baker found her in the gar- J den, wandering drearily among the pains, iney came lace to face and Baker tossed away his cigar and turned to walk beside her. Before his lips could form a sen tence regarding the beauty of the dusky, moonlit garden, Barbara had turned to him with outstretched hands and beautiful pleadln face. "I am so sorry oh, so sorry!" she said, shakily. . "Sorry?" he asked a little vaguely. Roll the trimmings into a hall than roll them into a thin sheet with the rolling pin, and stamp out the rounds to go under the rings. In this way there (s no waste of crust. Yet do not most home cooks first stamp the rounds and then the rings and leave much of the trimming to take care of Itself? 8uprm Test The supreme test of physical forti tude: To kiss a lady doctor. Smart Set "About your roses you you rec ognized them?" "Yes. Then it was you I saw someone in a motor car leaving my place then you took them?" There was carefully suppressed an ger in his tone but there was won derment la the blue eyes fixed on Barbara's tearful face. "Why did you take them?" he asked gently. Barbara told him frankly; related the plight of her sister over the de linquency of the faithless Barker told of her own hurried search for the 'gentleman-florlst' of the stolid labor er who had undoubtedly misunder stood her inquiry and in a sudden flood of shamed tears she told how she had cut the twenty beautiful blooms from the rose tree. "You should have turned to the right at the foot of the hill and Bar ker's place is the first place on the. left. Please forget the whole Incident. It is not worth one tear from your eyes. Miss Ware. I'm afraid I've act ed like a least over the whole thing That's the worst with having a hobby one becomes such a fool over it. PleaBe please there, that's better," he smiled down at her with tender eyes. Barbara smiled wanly. "But you will be so disappointed at not exhibiting the tree," she said for lornly. "You can never grow Just such another splendid bush." "Never mind I'm rather thinking of cultivating another variety of roses," said Forbes gravely, and something In his eyes brought wave after wave of lovely color to Barbara's cheeks until she looked like a fragrant pink rose herself. From the house came the sound of a piano and . Tom Madison's mellow baritone singing "Roses. Roses Every where." In spite of the loss of his prize blos soms, it seemed to Forbes Baker that with Barbara Ware beside him the whole world was filled with fragrant roses and nothing else would ever matter. (Copyright, 1913, by the MeClure News paper Syndicate.) Improving the Boomerang. The boomerang of the Australian native Is of various shapes and pat terns. It has remained for an Eng lishman so to improve the Australian cross-shaped weapon that it is no more than a cross of plain wood, the lower strip of the cross being one third longer than the other arms of it. In throwing this the' long lower end of the cross is held firmly between the thumb and finger vertically, with the plane of the cross beside his face. Thrown seventy-five feet, the boom erang will not return, but after it has traversed 100 feet or more the revolu tions Increase rapidly until it swerves and begins its return flight to the thrower. Harper's Weekly. Interesting English Lake. In the Staffordshire district of Eng land Is Rudyard lake, which gave Its name to Rudyard Kipling, for it was on a picnic there that young Lock wood, a designer" tn a pottery factory at Stoke, met to. marry Miss Mac donald, daughter of the Wesleyan Methodist minister at Burslem. From the place of their meeting came the novelist's Christian name. The two other daughters of the Methodist min ister in the potteries married the artists who were to become Sir Ed ward Burne-Jones and Sir li J. Poyn ter. Quite Naturally. A funny mistake occurred lately in printing labels for a meat-preserving company. The printer had been in the habit of labeling tins of beef or mutton, as the case might be, with the words "without bone" prominently displayed. The company having add ed kidney soup to its list, the new ar ticle web duly ticketed as "Kidney soup without bone. He that wills a thing succeeds In It; but the most difficult thing In the world Is to will. De Maistre. Pulchritude and Pedagogy. Doctor Williams, superintendent of school .at Richmond, advises the school board not to employ women teacher who were either startling beautiful or equally homel) The ob jection,, be said was that a teacher whose personal looks were unusual would attract more attention to her. self than . to her teaching. He be lieves that teachers ought not to at tract attention to themselves tn any way. FOR THE WARM DAYS NOW 13 A GOOD TIME TO FIX UP PORCH FURNITURE. Demands a Little Time and Trouble, But Effect Is Well Worth While Best Method of Staining New Articles. It Is time to get out the porch furni ture. This sounds like a task easily accomplished, but In reality It entails a good deal of work. The furniture cannot be Just lugged down from the attic or up from the cellar and de posited as it is on the veranda. It must be cleaned and freshened up. Some of it needs a new coat of stain or enamel, some of it needs new cushions. Perhaps it must be replen ished, and that means careful shop ping. To begin with the cleaning, this can best be done out of doors, with a garden hose and plenty of hot water. For each chair have a pailful of hot suds, softened with borax. Apply this to the seat of the chair with a stiff whisk broom, and scrub it about vig orously. Then scrub the back, sides and under part of the chair in the same manner. Dash whatever suds remain over the chair, and then rinse It with plenty of fresh, clean water from the hose. Clean tables and all other plecesof furniture In the same way, and let them dry out of doors in the sunshine, or elBe near a Are. The cleaning process described may brighten, the furniture sufficiently so that no additional stain or paint is needed. If the furniture does need a fresh dresslngapply the finish decid ed on without scraping off the old paint The result will not, of course, be perfect, but It will be sufficiently good to make the time saved seem worth while. Most porch furniture is hardly valuable enough to spend hours over with sandpaper and paint removers. ' New furniture should be carefully t stained or enameled. It can be bought, of course, already colored, but as the price of most articles Is a dollar less when they are uncolored, and the work Is easy to do and pleasant any cheap, it can advantageously be done at home. Enough varnish, enamel or stain for a chair or moderately large table costs from 15 to 25 cents,. Many decorators now give willow furniture a dull Instead of shiny finish. To accomplish this apply a flat finish oil stain. Put it on evenly, and allow the first coat to dry before putting on a second. If the stain is not dark enough when it has dried a second coat can then bo put on without danger of cloudi ness, stickiness or thickness. Another way to get a dull finish is to put on a varnish stain and rub it in as you put it on with a cotton cloth. This method makes the stain dry dull. Salad Francois. Chop fine a 'bunch of parsley, two shallots and half a dozen anchovies. Lay them In a bowl and mix with them salt and mustard to taste, two table spoonfuls of salad oil, and a gill of vinegar. Stir all well together and then add, two or three at a time, some very thin slices of cold roasted or broiled meat, not more than three or four Inches long. Shake the slices well as they are put in the dressing. Cover the bowl closely and let it stand for three hours before serving. Served garnished with parsley and some slices of tho meat, with a little fat on them. Cheese Cake. Take two quarts four milk, pour into a cheesecloth bag and let drip 24 hours, after which time turn it into a dish and season with salt, adding one cup thick cream. Then add one cup sugar, four eggs, one tablespoon hielt ed butter, one-half cup cream or milk and currants. Mix Ingredients well and bake In a deep pie plate lined with rich puff paste. Lemon Toast. Take the yolks of three eggs, beat them well and add one and one-half cup sweet milk; take bakers' bread (not, too stale), and cut Into slices; dip them Into the milk and eggs and lay the slices In a spider with suffi cient melted butter, hot, to fry a nice, delicate brown; take the whites of the three eggs and beat them to a froth, adding a half cup of white sugar; add the Juice of one lemon, beating well, and serve over the toast as a sauce and you will And It a very delicious dlb DAINTY DISH ITALIANS LIKE Ravloll Well Worth a Place on ' the Tables of Arrlerlcans Who Care for Good Food. Dressing. One scant cvp dried mushrooms, one-third cup grated Edam cheese, two cups sauBUge meat one cup brains, one email onion, three cloves garlic, one good pinch parsley, one good pinch celery, one colander cooked spinach, ulne eggs, one medium sized bowj white bread (cut fine and soaked In mik) wring bread dry before adding to other In gredients three tablespoons olive oil. two pinches allspice and salt and pep per to taste. All the Ingredients muBt be chopped fine and thoroughly. Gravy. Get a fair Blzed boiling piece and make a brown gravy by first putting some bacon in a Bauce pan and then the meat, letting It brown nicely without water. After the meat has cooked a while, add a little onion, some parsley, celery and tomatoes, also a few dried mushrooms, salt and pepper.. Let this cook until tomatoes are done, then add a little dry flour and stir it in well. Add enough water to keep the meat from burning and cook until meat is well done. When meat Is done, add enough water to make the required amount of gravy. The Dough. One sifter flour and a cup more, one small handful salt, two eggs, water enough to make a stiff dough. Roll this r'ough Into several large, thin sheets, spread some dress ing on half a sheet of dough and fold the other half over It With the edge of a thin board mark the "turnover" Into three Inch squares. Go over tha marks made by the board and press the dough together firmly with the thumb. Cut the squares apart with a knife and lay them on a floured board while the remainder of the dough and dressing are made into similar' squares. Cooking. Have a kettle partly full; of boiling salted water, and when the" squares are all made up drop Into the water and boll for 25 minutes. When the squares are taken from the wat3i they should be drained In a colander. To Serve. Put a layer of the squares on a platter, sprinkle a layer of grated cheese over and then put on a layer of gravy. Repeat this process until tbe-rplatter Is full. This 'recipe makes enough for about fifteen people Neatness in Arrangement. I find that a small pasteboard box placed on the floor beside me. Into which I can drop pieces of thread and scraps of cloth while sewing, Is a great help In keeping the room neat writes a contributor to Los Angeles Express. It saves all that unsightly mesa so often seen on the floor when one Is sewing. A newspaper spread on the floor to drop the scraps on an swers the same purpose and can be picked up and burned when one stopi work. Christian Science Monitor. Veal Hearts. Four slices bacon, one sliced onion, four veal hearts, one cup stock, one half minced pimento, one teaspoon salt, one-half bay leaf. Fry bacon crisp, remove from the spider and crisp the sliced onion in the hot fat Trim and wash hearts, slice them, roll In flour and fry In hot fat Add to the fat in the pan the stock, pimento, salt and bay leaf. Pour the mixture over the hearts and cook two hours. Add the bacon five minutes before serving. Cheese Salad. Ten cents' worth of Roquefort cheese, a ten-cent package of cream cheese, one tablespoonful of butter, two green peppers, one large Bermuda onion, one-half a stalk of celery will -be needed. Rub the Roquefort and cream cheese and butter to a smooth . paste, add the finely chopped onion, peppers and celery. Mix well. Sea son with paprika and put iff icebox to harden. Serve with hot toasted crack- Rhubarb Cobbler. Butter a deep earthenware pie dish and fill with rhubarb, unpeeled, but thoroughly washed and cut Into pieces half an Inch long. Add eug&r to sweeten, then cover with a rich pult paste, or, if preferred a fritter batter of eggs, flour, milk and salt, allowing a large tablespoonful of flour to each egg, a teaspoouful of baking powder to each cup of flour used, and milk to make the right consistency. Pour over the rhubarb, which should be slightly heaped In the center, aurf bake until light and brown.