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VOL. 7. KENNA, CHAVES COUNTY, NEW MEXICO, FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 1913. NO. 27. E ft AT THE WHITE FARM Story of the Troubles of Two Girl Farmers, Their.Pigs and Lovers. By MARION GORDON. "Oh, Gertrude, I am sick of hogs!" .wailed Alicia as she followed her cou sin toward the big cement pen where the pedigreed Cheaters were rooting around In uncomfortable cleanliness. "You can't raise prize fans stock without coming In contact with many unpleasant things," retorted Gertrude Lee, pulling her hat down over ber tightly braided and coiled hair. "I wish we hadn't added hogs to the farm, anyway," went on Alicia discon tentedly; "the cows are perfect pets and poultry raising Is too fascinating but hogs, ugh!" Gertrude turned a dark, weather beaten face toward her pretty partner. "You can fuss all you want to, Alicia, but you will Arid that the Cheaters will carry oft the first prize at the county fair and if everything does as well, why we may take that trip to Califor nia next winter." "If Uncle Gregory hadn't been so suspicious he would have left us the money outright instead of stipulating that we must show ourselves capable of self support for two years." "It was a great Idea our starting this stock farm! I just wish uncle were alive now to see how well we have managed," triumphed Gertrude. "And that sneering Jack Fenway, too!" '"Gertrude you ought to give Sam Ralllday some credit; If he hadn't been such a splendid neighbor we couldn't have accomplished a thing! Mrs. Wells said the otner day that this was practically Sam Halllday's success not ours!" Alicia was talk ing very fast Miss Lee flushed indignantly but said nothing. She pumped a pall of water and carried it to the pig pen, swaying gracefully at hip and shoulder as she walked. Her short skirts be trayed high brown boots laced snug ly over her slender ankles and she skipped with agility through the gate and out of the way of the lumbering porkers. From her ample pocket she produced a small box of soap powder. She sprinkled the powder on the largest hog, dipped a stiff broom In the water pall and proceeded to scrub the bristle's of the prize hog un til he was a fluff of snowy suds from snout to twisted tall. A that moment a stinging dab of soap entered the eye of the prize hog. With one angulBhed squeal he broke loose and banged against the un latched gate of the pen. The gate swung outward and away went the frightened animal across the barnyard, down the hollyhock-bordered path, out of the gate and straight toward the road that ran past the White farm.' Gertrude flung aside her broom and followed him. Alicia slipped from the wall and ran after Gertrude. Just as the two girls reached the gate a long gray motor car swept swiftly down the hill; there was just time' to note that the chauffer's eyes were dreamily fixed on the peak of Old Man moun tain when the tragedy happened. There was a startled hoot from the siren of . the car that mingled with the dying squeal of the prize porker. The car Jerked heavily and came to a standstill . Just ae Gertrude, white lipped and with two burning spots in her cheeks, flew across the interven ing space to the side of the car. "And then be woke up!" she cried with bitter sarcasm as she faced the bewildered young man at the steering wheeL - "By Jove, what have I done now?" he groaned as he got out and peered under the car, "Oh, a hog!" he cried with relief. "Only a hog," sneered Gertrude, un pleasantly. "Only the sole means of livelihood of two women who are try ing to e. self-supporting." Wonderful Dexterity. What appears to be superhuman skill is at times attained by the train ing of a special sense or of special parts of the human mechanism. In this relation there is reported the sur prising feat of a workman in one of the great needle factories. The workman took a common sew ing needle of medium size, one and five-eighths Inches In length, and drilled a bole through its entire length, from eye to point, barely large enough to allow tat passing of. a very flat "I'm sorry I don't know what to say !". stammered Jack Fenway con tritely. "I was looking at the moun tain peak yonder and thought I had a clear road ahead but that's no 'ex cuse." "No, it isn't. Tou see this is an un usual hog we were raising It for the county, fatr; we have toiled all sum mer over these hogr-and now!" Ger trude's voice quavered alarmingly. Jack's fumbling hand found' his cheque book. "I must Insist upon pay ing for the hog," he said practically. "If you will tell me its value and add to it the amount of the prize you ex pected to take, I shall be happy to re fund ypu the money." "Of course we might not have taken a prize but it was for the pair of Cheaters that we were striving. We would' rather have the hog and get the prize the honor belongs to the White farm," explained Gertrude coldly. " Jack thought rapidly. He was will ing to do anything to placate this angry young woman. His face bright ened. "I have a friend over at Redcote who has a fancy farm. - I'm sure he will let me have a prize hcg," he said eagerly. "I'll go over there now." . Gertrude frowned. "That wouldn't be the product of the White farm," she said In a shocked tone. "In a way it would you might say it was a by-product," Insisted Jack. "Come, Miss er madam, let us have some understanding in the matter I'm sorry about the hog but I want to do what is right" "A praiseworthy sentiment," sneered Gertrude, her eye on a swiftly advanc ing masculine form. "The constable will discuss that with you," she added triumphantly. "The constable ah!" Jack slipped his cheque book into his pocket and faced the massive form of the village officer. He was In his shirtsleeves and on the lapel of his vest was pinned his badge of office. He eyed Jack Fenway with a dubi ous grin. "Wall, Mr. Fenway, seems like you kin git inter more trouble with that there car of yours than. any other autymobillst I ever saw!" "Oh, hello, Benson, it's you. Is it?" greeted Jack amiably. "Yep, It's me. It was seven chick ens and a cow last week what is it now, I didn't understand what Miss Alicia said when she telephoned?" He peered under the- car.- "A hawg! By gum. Miss Lee, It's one of your prize critters!" he ex claimed, sympathetically. "It is, Mr. Benson, and I think thlB should bo arrested," said Gertrude se verely. "Tain't no use, Mies Lee, 'twon't punish him none; he's been arrested twice in the last month. "I've offered to replace the hog," said Jack. "Better let him do it, Miss Lee," urged Benson. "I'll stand guarantee for him doing so." "Very well, Mr. Benson and I Wish you would call one of my men and get th that h h hog away; I never want to see It again!" And Gertrude whirled about and disappeared through the gate. The next morning the .woman farm era were busy about the pig pen where the solitary prize pig was submitted to a bath. The ceremony was punctu ated by his approving grunts and so absorbed were the fair farmers that they did not see Jack Fenway's gray car enter the yard nor were they aware of his presence until the siren uttered a warning wait At sight, of the car and it occu pants Alicia Lee screamed loudly and fainted in the arms of her exasperated cousin. Gertrude staggered out of the pig pen with ber burden thankful to have Sam Halllday Jump from the car and relieve her of her charge. "Just put her on the grass any where." said Gertrude tartly; "I can't see why sho should be so surprised to see Jack Fenway in that costume. A wooden-faced chauffeur sat 'at the wheel of the handsome' car and in the tonneau was Constable Benson. Beside him was Jack Fenway garbed In a hideous suit of white and hair. It is hardly possible to conceive of a more exquisite mastery of eye, muscles and the directing brain. Har per's Weekly. 8naks Put Town In Darkness. A 20-lnch green snake put out all the electric lights In the town of Mul llns, S. C. In the morning linemen found it tangled in some wires on a pole. It bad crawled to the top of the pole and coming In contact with tfie wires forced a short circuit, put out ths lights and iaoideutly died, black striped flannels and the stripes ran around and around in the most heart-breaking manner; and Jack Fen way's head was shaved and he looked very much like a re-captured convict as he faced the obdurate cousin of the girl he loved. . "See what you have done, Ger trude," his reproachful glance seemed to say. "What's all this, Sam?" asked Ger trude, clinging to the lapel of Mr. Hal llday's coat Constable Benson spoke np. "He couldn't find no hawg, miss, so we're Jailing him. I'm afraid he's a hard character, he Is!" "Shut up," muttered Jack politely. He leaned over and beckoned Gertrude to him. "Say, Gertie, it's a Joke you don't think Alicia le dead, do you?" "No Jack, why can't you let us alone until we live out the term of uncle's will?" demanded Gertrude.'' "I'm engaged to Alicia and no White farms and prize hogs will separate me from the girl I love declared Jack sternly. "Gertrude, I've worn out three pairs of tires running back and forth past this place and I've been ar rested for speeding and fined for kill ing Innocent critters only one thing remains; If you and Alicia won't allow me to visit the White farm, why Ben son here can take me to Jail!" Gertrude wavered. Unconsciously her hand was still gripping the lapel of Mr. Halllday's coat and his big brown band had closed over her smaller one. Also she was leaning against him ever so slightly. Jack's eyes flashed. "If you're not engaged to Halllday, Gertie, you ought to be," he snapped suddenly. "She' is!" retorted Halllday quickly and his arm closed around her before she could withdraw. "Then you ought not to come be tween Alicia and me," said Jack grim ly, and he Jumped down and went to ward Alicia who was standing staring at him with dazed, troubled eyes. "Jack," she cried, suddenly, "If you go to Jail I shall go with you, so there!" And it was during this , general reconciliation that the remaining prize hog raa away and was never recov ered but when October came the. wom en farmers were so busy over wedding finery that they forgot all about the county fair. (Copyright, 1913, by the McClure Newspa per Syndicate.) Two Ways to Catch Rabbits. By the first method, "you take a lot o' salt, mix some pepper with it, stew it on a very hard rock, then watch. The rabbits cum and eat the salt, and the pepper makes 'em sneeze so vilent, they bump their noses on the rock till they fall In a swound and you step up and pop 'em In your bag." The other method was to "build a bustln' fire In the woods, when the snow is plenty. Now rabbits, you must know, is a mite cold blooded little critters, so they'll cum and set round It and warm their toes. Well, pretty soon they'll drop off asleep and the fire'll melt the snow into slush. And pretty soon the flrell die out and the inornin' 11 cum on sharp and '11 freeze the slush Into ice and ketch the little critters fast by the paws. Then all you have to do is cum round with yer ax and chop 'em out" Advocates Compulsory Matrimony. There has been such a decline of re cent years In the marriage rite of Trieste that one of the clvlo dignitar ies suggests the institution of a sys tem of compulsory matrimony. It is proposed that on a given date In each year air spinsters who have attained their twenty-fifth year and bachelors who have attained their thirtieth year should, be required to present them selves before the syndic in whose Jur isdiction they reside. The names of those who on medical examlnatllon prove to be thoroughly sound would be sorted according to sex, placed In separate urns, and then drawn two at a time. The couples whose names are drawn together would, at the con clusion of the draw, be united forth with by the syndic. Fighting Hatpin Nuisance. Law Times says that the French minister of public works, M. Thierry, who Ib a lawyer, has found a means to deal with the hatpin nuisance. He has requested the omnibus and rail way companies to put In force a de cree issued In 1901 which' forbids the entry into vehicles of al) persons bear ing "objects which by their nature, volume or odor may annoy or discom mode other passengers." Mlnistei Thierry contends that this interdiction Includes hatpins. WITH FOREIGN FLAVOR ORIENTAL. DI8HE3 WORTH ADD ING TO THE MENU. Boiled Fish, In Armenian 8tyle, Seems Appetizing 8tuffd Mackerel 8hortcakes Made With Sour Cherries Oven Roast Boiled Fish Armenian style. In gredients: Three pounds of fish, three eggs, two lemons, two tablespoanfuls butter, one bunch of parsley, six to eight slices of bread, salt and pepper to taste. Method: Cleanse the fish properly and leave in salt for one or two hours. Then wash well and boil In plain water, barely covering it till nearly done. Then fry the bread slices In butter on both sides and arrange side by side In a deep, flat pan. Now take the water in which the fish was boiled and mix it with the eggs, beat en, and the Juice of the lemons. Also add the parsley, finely chopped, and with one-half of this mixture moisten the fried bread In the pan. Over this lay the fish and then pour over the rest of the mixture. Now simmer the whole on a very slow fire .till the fish Is thoroughly done. Serve very hot Stuffed Mackerel Ingredients: Six small mackerel, three tablespoonfuls olive oil, five medium sized onions, one lemon, two eggs, one bunch parsley, one pinch curry, two tablespoonfuls flour, salt and pepper to taste. Meth od: Clean the fish and put them in hot water for ten to fifteen minutes to cause them to become slack; then cut off the heads and break the backbone at the tall. After rolling them on a board under the palm of the hand pull the backbone out very carefully through the neck ends; then wash and they are ready for stuffing. Chop the onions and fry them nearly brown In part of the olive oil; then add the parsley, finely chopped, the curry, and salt and pepper to taste. With this mixture stuff each fish, and after mix ing it in batter made of the beaten eggs or flour (or in crushed biscuits If desired) fry in plenty of hot olive oil. Serve hot garnished with greens and lemon. Oriental Shortcake With Sour Cher lies Ingredients: Four or six slices of dry bread, toasted; pint of sour cherries, half a cup of sugar, as much butter as may be needed for frying. Method: Fry the toasted slices of bread on both sides In butter, then, after cooking the cherries and the su gar in Just sufficient water to be syrupy, place in the fried slices of bread, one by one. When all have been dipped and placed on a platter, pour the remainder of the preserves over them and, after setting In a hot oven for from five to ten minutes, serve. Any sort of fruit preserve may be used instead of the cherries if desired. Oven Roast With Rice Ingredients: Two or three pounds of beef, mutton or lamb, half a cupful of rice, two or three ripe tomatoes, salt and pepper. Method: Boll the meat In a little water, taking off the scum. When half done, place It and Its little broth In a vessel with the rice, the rice under the meat and on top place the Juice of the tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper and roast In a moderate oven till well done and all liquid has evaporated. Serve hot with vegetable salad. 8lmple Wood Stain. When the home carpenter is ready to stain the table or bench be has made, it -may be quickly done at the cost a few cents. - A water solution of bichromate of potassium Is first applied, an ounce or so dissolved In a quart of water. Rub It on with a rag, and in a few minutes rub it off. Then apply a weak solution of water of log wood and rub off soon. The result is a rich brown. The strength of the so lution and the time of application make the difference in the shade. Chill 8auce. Boll together one hour 18 ripe to matoes, two chopped onions, three red peppers chopped fine, four teacups vinegar, two tablespoonfuls salt, two tablespoons ginger, four tablespoons sugar, four tablespoonfuls allspice and one of nutmeg. This makes three quarts. To Whip Thin Cream. When cream Is too thin to whip, add the unbeaten white of an egg. You will then have no trouble whipping the orsm. Better Farming. GOOD DESSERT FOR SUMMER Pies That Make a Fitting Ending to the Dinner Served During the Hot Days. Fruit Pie Mix half a tablespoonful of arrowroot with a little cold water till smooth and put it in a lined sauce pan with any sort of fruit Juice pre-; ferred the Juice from canned fruit or from that freshly stewed. Sweeten, to taste with powdered sugar and stirj over the fire till boiling and thickened., Put about two breakfast cupfuls of the; fruit with Its Juice, into a pie dish and pour the thickened Juice over It Put a cupful of well washed rice into a saucepan with a pint and a half of milk and boll till reduced to a pulp. Beat two eggs with three tablespoon fuls of granulated sugar and stir them In with the rice when that Is cooked. Spread the rice out on a dish and leave It until cool; then work It up with a little flour, mold it into a flat cake that will Just fit Into the pie dish and lay In on top of the fruit Brush It over with a paste brush dip ped in beaten egg and bake in the oven till browned. This may be served hot but Is generally preferred cold. Raspberry Pie Place the picked' over raspberries or use canned rasp-. berries in layers In a tart dish,, sprinkling sugar between layers, rals-' Ing the fruit to a nolnt level with the1 top of the dish. Place a strip of puffed paste around the edge of the dish, cover the whole with a round of the paste, ornament it, sprinkle It over with sugar, place In a moderate oven, and bae for about three-quarters of an hour. To be served either hot or cold. Banana Cream Pie Put a lump of butter In a basin and warm it together with a little crushed loaf sugar, the yolks of two or three eggs, a little milk, and sherry or angelica, and pulp of bananas mashed thoroughly. Pour the mixture In a deep dish, stlr rWig in the well-whipped whites of two eggs, place the dish In a moder ate oven, and hake, not too' quickly,, till done. Serve hot or cold. COTTAGE PUDDING ALL LIKE Equally a Favorite With the Grown Ups as With the Younger Mem bers of the Family. One cup of flour, one heaping tea spoonful of baking powder, one ta blespoonful of butter, one-half cupful of sugar, one-half cupful of milk, one saltspoonful of salt and one egg. Mix the baking powder with the flour and sift Cream the butter and sugar and beat Into the egg; add tha milk In which salt has been dissolved, then, the flour. Beat well together and turn Into a cake tin having a tube In the center. Bake about 25 minutes in a moderate oven. Turn Into a flat dish, leaving bottom side up. Serve with a rich sauce; a good chocolate sauce recipe follows: Melt three ounces of chocolate, add one-half cupful of sugar, one-half cupful of boiling water: stir until smooth. Flavor with one-quarter teaEpoonful of vanilla.' Fruit Jelly. Cover the contents of one box of gelatin with one pint of wate', and after standing half an hour add one-, half pint of sugar and one quart of! boiling water, the grated rind of ona lemon and the Juice also. Pare aprll cots, or peaches, or pears, and thai softest ones use for the Jelly, reserv ing the firmest for garnishing tha dish. Press the softest fruit through, a sieve and sprinkle with a little lemon Juice to prevent Its becoming discolored; then, after preparing the gelatin and setting the dish In a pan of crushed ice, slowly stir until it begins to thicken; now fold in the fruit pulp and turn Into a dish, either plain or fancy. Set on ice until firm. Dip the dish a moment in hot water; Invert onto a cold dish and garnish with the fruit and whipped cream, or pass a dlBh of plain cream when serv ing. Rice Spanish Style. Cut two slices of bacon and ona onion Into small bits, fry a golden brown and add one cup of well washed rice, two large green peppers from which the partitions and seeds have been removed, cut into small bits, two cups of canned or four or Ave fresh tomatoes, one teaspoon of salt boll slowly for about half an hour, and serve dry. If not enough liquor add a little water to keep from sticking to the pan. Do not stir, or the grains will not be "separate" as they should be, I