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About The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930 | View Entire Issue (March 10, 1916)
Author of 5heAMTEUR CRACKSMAN.
O. ITCWUN AAVER5
Cazalet on the steamer Kaiser Frit,
homeward bound from Australia, cries
out In hl sleep that Henry Craven, who
ten years before had ruined his father
and himself, la dead, and finds that Hil
ton Toye, who shares the stateroom with
Dim, knows Craven and also Blanch
Macnalr, a former -neighbor and play
mate. When the daily papera com
.board at Southampton Toye read! that
Craven has been murdered and calls
Casalet's dream Becond eight. He thinki
of doing a little amateur detective work
on the caee himself. In the train to town
they discuss the murder, which wag com
mitted at Casalet's old home. Toye hears
from Cazalet that Scruton, who had been
Cazalet's friend and the scapegoat for
Craven's dishonesty, has been released
from prison. Cazalet goes down the
river and meets Blanche. Toye also
comes to see her and tells Cazalet that
Bcruton has been arrested, but as he
doesn't believe the old clerk is guilty he
Is going to ferret out the murderer.
Cazalet and Blanche go to Cazalet's old
home and meet Mr. Drlnkwater of Scot
land Yard. Cazalet goes with Drlnkwa
ter to the library where the murder was
committed, shows him a Becret passage
he knew as a boy, and leads the way
through It. In town Toye, talking with
Cazalet about the murder, suggests finger
prints on the weapon found in the secret
Sassage as a means of trapping the mur
erer and succeeds In securing a print 01
Cazalet s hand. Toye traces Cazalet's
movements while a passenger on the
Kaiser Fritz, finds that he left the boRt
before the murder and returned Just after
it, uuu warns mm.
The Week of Their Lives.
"Toye 8 gone back to Italy," said
Cazalet. "He Bays he may be away
only a week. Let's make It the week
of our lives!"
The scene wsb the little room It
pleased Blanche to call her parlor,
and the time a preposterously early
hour of the following forenoon. Caza
let In her sunny snuggery rather sug
gested another extravagant taxicab
But Blanche saw only his worn, ex
cited face; and her own was not at
Its best In her sheer amazement.
"Italy!" she ejaculated. "When did
"Nine o'clock last night."
"But" she checked herself "I sim
ply can't understand It, that's all!"
"Why? Have you seen him since
the other afternoon?"
His manner might have explained
those other two remarkB, now bother
ing her when It was too late to notice
them; on the other hand, she was by
no means sure that it did. He might
simply dislike Toye, and that again
might explain his extraordinary heat
over the argument at Littleford.
Blanche began to feel the air some
what heavily charged with explana
tions, either demanded or desired;
they were things she hated, and she
determined not to add to them if she
could help It
"I haven't set eyes on him again,"
she said. "But he's been seen here
in a taxi."
"Who saw him?"
"Martha if she's not mistaken."
This was a little disingenuous, as
will appear; but that impetuous Sweep
was in a merciful hurry to know some
"When was this, Blanche?"
"Just about dark say seven or to.
She owns it was about dark," said
Blanche, though she felt ashamed of
"Well, it's just possible. He left me
about six; said he had to see someone,
too, now I think of it. But I'd give a
bit to know what he was doing, mess
ing about down here at the last mo
Blanche liked this as little as any
thing that Cazalet bad said yet, and he
had said nothing that she did like this
morning. But there were allowances
to be made for him, she knew. And
yet to strengthen her knowledge, or
rather to let him confirm it tor her,
alther by word or by his silence, she
Hated a certain case for him aloud.
"Poor old Sweep!" she laughed.
"It's a shame that you should have
come home to be worried like this."
"I am worried," he said simply.
"I think it's Just splendid, all you're
doing for that poor man, but especially
the way you're doing it,"
"I wish to God you wouldn't say
He paid ber the compliment of
peaking exactly as be would have
spoken to a man; or rather, she hap
pened to be the woman to take it as
"But I do say it. Sweep! I've heard
all about It from Charlie. He rang me
up last night."
"You're on the telephone, are you?"
"Everybody Is in these days.
Where have you lived? Oh, I forgot!"
And she laughed. Anything to lift this
duet of theirs out of the minor key!
"But what does old Charlie really
think of the case? That's mora to the
point," said Cazalet uneasily.
"Well, he seemed to fear there was
no chance of ball before the adjourned
hearing. But I rather gathered he
was not going to be In it himself?"
"No. Wt decided on one of those
sportsmen who love rushing In where
a family lawyer Ilk Charlie owns to
looking down his nose. I've seen the
chap, and primed him up about old
Savage, and our And In the founda
tions. He says hell make an example
of Drlnkwater, and Charlie says they
all him the Bobby's Bugbear!"
"But surely he'll have te tail his
client who's behind Mm?"
"No. He't Just the type who would
have rushed in, anyhow. And it'll be
time enough to put Scruton under obli
gations when I've got him off!"
Blanche looked at the troubled eyes
avoiding hers, and thought that she
had never heard of a fine thing being
done so finely. This very shamefaced-
ness appealed to her intensely, and yet
laBt night Charlie had said that old
Sweep was in such tremendous spirits
about It all! Why was be so down
She only knew she could have taken
his hand, but for a very good reason
why she could not She had even to
guard against an equivocally sympa
thetic voice or manner, as she asked,
"How long did they remand him for?'
"Well, then, youH know the best or
the worst today week!"
"Yes!" he said eagerly, almost him
self again. "But, whichever way it
goes, I'm afraid it means trouble (or
me, Blanche; some time or other I'll
tell you why; but that's why I want
this to be the week of our lives."
So he really meant what he had said
before. The phrase had been no care
less misuse of words; but neither,
after all, did it necessarily apply to
Mr. Toye. That was something. It
made it easier for Blanche not to ask
Cazalet had gone out on the bal
cony; now he called to her; and there
was no taxi, but a smart open car.
waiting in the road, its brasses blazing
themselves, and that seemed Shrek
tng to Martha "unless something was
coming ef it" She had Just sense
enough to keep her conditional clause
Yet if they were only out to enjoy
themselves, in the way Miss Blanche
vowed and declared (more shame foi
her), they certainly had done wonders
for a start Martha could hardly
credit all they said they bad done
and as an embittered pedestrian then
was nothing that she would "put past
one of those nasty motors. It said
very little for Mr. Cazalet, by the way
In Martha's private opinion, that he
should take her Miss Blanche out In
a car at all; If he had turned out as
well as she had hoped, and "meant
anything," a nice boat oa the river
would have been better tor them both
than all that tearing through the air
In a cloud of smoky dust; it would
also have been much less expensive,
and far more "the thing."
But, there, to see and hear the child
after the first day! She looked so
bonny that for a time Martha really
believed that Mr. Cazalet had "spo
ken," and allowed herself to admire
him also as he drove off later with his
wicked lamps alight But Blanche
would only go on and on about her
day, the glories of the Ripley road and
the grandeur of Hlndhead, She had
brought back heaps of heather and
bunches of leaves Just beginning to
turn; they were all over the little
house before Cazalet had been gone
ten minutes. But Blanche hadn't for
gotten her poor old Martha; she was
not one to forget people, especially
when she loved and yet had to snub
them. Martha's portion was picture
postcards of the Gibbet and other land
marks of the day.
"And if you're good," said Blanche,
"you shall have some every day, and
an album to keep them in forever and
ever. And won't that be nice when
It's all over, and Mr. Cazalet's gone
back to Australia?"
Crueler anticlimax was never
planned, but Martha's face had
brought it on her; and now it re
mained to make her see for herself
what an incomparably good time they
Above all was It delightful to feel
that their beloved car was waiting for
them outside, to whirl them where
they liked; for quite early in the
week (and this was a glaring aggra
vation in Martha's eyes) Cazalet bad
taken lodgings for himself and driver
in those very Nell Gwynne Cottages
where Hilton Toye had stayed before
CAUSE OF THE DISTURBANCE
Police Judge In Louisiana Court It In
formed Who Comely Yellow Girl
With Black Eye It.
Before the police Judge In a small
Louisiana city a young colored man
was on trial for disturbing public wor
ship. It was alleged that he invaded
a colored church during services, used
loud and violent language, chased the
pastor out of the pulpit and hit a
devout member of the congregation
with his clenched fist.
Several of the outraged flock had
given evidence against the accused,
when a comely yellow girl, whose right
eye was swollen black, wended her
way forward and took the witness
"Will someone tell me who this
woman Is?" asked the Judge. "And
what does she expect to testify?"
A colored lawyer, who had been es
pecially retained to press the case,
stood up Impressively.
"Whut does she 'spect to testify?"
he said. "Why, she 'spects to testify
a whole heap. Your honah, dis lady
is de principal disturbee." Saturday
SOME GOOD THINGS TO BAKE
He Knew Her,
Katharine Well, when they eloped
and her father pursued them In an
automobile, It's a wonder he didn't
Kidder He didn't want to catch
them. It was only a bluff to make his
daughter think she was going against
his will, so she would be sure to get
FINE TABLE DAINTIES
ON THE LIP8, TOO.
Blanche Looked at the Troubled Eyet
In the sun, an Immaculate chauffeur
at the wheel.
"Whose is that, Sweep?"
"Mine, for the week I'm talking
about! I mean ours, if you'd only
buck up and get ready to come out!
A week doesn t last forever, you
Blanche ran off to Martha, who
fussed and hindered her with the best
Intentions. It would have been diffi
cult to say which was the more ex
cited of the two. But the old nurse
would waste time In perfectly fatuous
reminiscences of the very earliest ex
pedltions In which Mr. Cazalet bad
led and Blanche had followed, and
what a bonny pair they had made
even then, etc. Severely snubbed on
that subject, she took to peering at
her mistress, once ber bairn, with fur
tive eagerness and impatience; for
Blanche, on her side, looked as though
she had something on her mind, and,
Indeed, had made one or two attempts
to get it oft. She had to force it even
In the end.
"There's Just one thing I want to
say before I go, Martha. You know
when Mr. Toye called yesterday, I was
"Oh, Mr. Toye; yes, I remember,
"Well, I don't want you to say that
he came In and waited half an hour
In vain; In fact not that be came
In at all, or that you're even sure you
saw him, unless, of course, you re
"Who should ask me, 1 wonder?'
"Well, I don't know, but there seems
to be a little bad blood between Mr
Toye and Mr. Cazalet"
Martha looked lor a moment as
though she were about to weep, and
then for another moment as though
she would die of laughing. But
third moment sbe celebrated by mak
Ing an utter fool of herself, as she
would have been told to ber face by
anybody but Blanche, whose yellow
hair wat being disarranged by the
very bands that had helped to Impris
on It under that motor hat and veil
"Oh, Blancble, It that all you have
to tell me?" said Martha.
And then the week of their Uvea be
Tba weather was true to them, and
this wat a larger matter than It might
have been. They wera not making
lore. They were "not out for that,'
at Blancba herself actually told Mar
tha, with annihilating scorn, when
the old dear looked both knowing and
longing to-know at the and of the first
day's run. They wera out to to Joy
The Thousandth Man.
It had been new life to them, but
now It was all over. It was the last
evening of their week, and they were
spending It rather silently on
I make it at least three hundred,"
said Cazalet and knocked out a pipe
that might have been a gag. "You
see, we were very seldom under fifty!
"Speak for yourself, please! Mj
longevity's a tender point," sail!
Blanche, who looked as though she
had no business to have her hair up,
as she sat In a pale cross-fire between
lamppost and her lighted room,
Cazalet protested that he bad only
meant their mileage In the car; be
made himself extremely Intelligible
now, as he often would when Bhe ral
lied him in a serious voice.
Well, it's been a heavenly time,1
she assured him Just once more. "And
tomorrow it's pretty sure to come all
right about Scruton, Isn't It?"
"Yesl Tomorrow we shall probably
have Toye back," he answered with
What has that to do with It, Wal
"Oh, nothing, of course."
But still his tone was grim and
heavy, with a schoolboy Irony that he
would not explain but could not keep
to himself. So Mr. Toye must be
turned out of the conversation, though
It was not Blanche who had dragged
blm In. She wished people would
stick to their point
"There's one thing I've rather want
ed to ask you," sbe began.
"Yes?" said Cazalet
"You said the other day that
would mean worry for you In any case
after tomorrow whether the charge
Is dismissed or not!"
Hit wicker chair creaked under
"I don't see why It should." she per
sisted, "If the case falls through."
Well, that's where 1 come In," he
had to say.
''Surely you mean Just the other
way about? If they commit the man
for trial, then you do come In, I know
It't like your goodness."
"I wish you wouldn't say that!
"Then will you explain yourself
It't not fair to tell me to much, and
then to leave out Just the bit that'
making you miserable!"
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
Carry Jack Hugger
Carry No; I get It right from hlqr
Authority on 8teel Production,
Sir Robert Hadfleld, who has been
selected by the British government to
assume chargt of the engineerln
works that it has obtained power to
take over for the manufacture of war
material. It ont of the greatest II
lng authorities on tba production of
tteel. In addition to the Reasetner
medal which It the blue ribbon of th
Iron and Steel Institute of Oreat Brit
ain, ha hat received equally high
awards from similar tocletlet In al
most every country of tha civilized
world. Inventor of manganese tteel,
ha it chairman of tba Hadfleld Steel
Foundry company Ltd., at Sheffield,
eaa of tha biggest ordnanoa and ero
Jactlla eoncerni In tba United kJnr
dots, la tact, U tba world.
Is a gres
Buttermilk In Spice Cake Improves
the Flavor May Alto Ba Used
in Making Gingerbread.
For doughnuts have ready a scant
cupful ot sugar, one egg, a pinch of
salt, a cupful of milk, two cupfuls of
flour, two teaspoonfuls ot baking pow
der and a piece of butter the size of
a butternut or three tablespoonfuls ot
melted butter. Stir together In the
usual way and turn the mass out on to
a mixing board. Then roll out, add
ing flour to prevent the mass from
sticking to the board.
A very nice spice cake is made with
buttermilk. The buttermilk seems to
Impart tenderness as well as richness
to tho cake. Cream one cupful ot
sugar and a scant half cupful of but
ter. Add a cupful of buttermilk and
stir the mixture Into two cupfuls of
flour sifted with a teaspoontul of
soda, half a teaspoonful of cloves and
half a grated nutmeg. When taking
the cake from the oven after baking
set the tins containing it Into cold
water and let It stand until the cake
Buttermilk can also be used to ad
vantage in gingerbread. Use a cup
ful of molasses, a third of a cupful
of melted butter, a cupful of butter
milk, an egg, a teaspoonful ot soda
dissolved In hot water, a teaspoonful
of ginger, two and a half cupfuls ot
flour and a little salt. Mix well and
If there is Bour milk on hand it
will make a delicious loaf cake. Cream
a scant halt cupful of butter with one
and a half cupfuls of powdered sugar.
Add two beaten eggs and halt a cup
ful of sour milk. Stir In a halt cup
ful of grated chocolate that has been
dissolved in half a cupful of boiling
water and allowed to cool. Flavor
with a teaspoonful ot vanilla and stir
the whole Into one and three-quarter
cupfula of flour sifted with a tea
spoonful of aoda. Bake In a loaf tin
in a moderate oven.
ESPECIALLY APPETIZING DURING
He Knew Her.
Mr. Shortweight (a grocer) I I
you have a photograph of Mrs. Dunn
in your showcase. It's very much like
The Photographer Yes, and she
hasn't paid me yet.
Mr, Shortweight That's still more
Parke' Hey, there? What do you
mean b? coming down the chimney?
Are you a burglar?
Stranger Oh! no, sir. I am the pi
lot of tho airship that is resting on
your roof, I came down to see If yov
could spare us a little gasoline.
WAY OF IRONING TABLECLOTH
Writer of Experience Describes
Method Which She Believes to
Be the Beit to Follow.
A tablecloth should be pulled Into
shape before being ironed. After it
la pulled into shape, fold it together
lengthwise through the middle, bo
that the wrong Bide will be outBlde.
Thon turn back the edges ot each
side so tht the cloth la lc four long
folds, each fold ot the same width.
The outer fold will now be right side
out. Iron these two outer folds, then
turn them Inside and Iron the two in
nor folds that are now outside and
are the right Bide of the tablecloth,
When the four folds are thus finished
the long longth can be doubled back
and forward the desired width, but
the crosswise folds should not be
ironed in. Papers can be placed
where the tablecloth hangs over on
the floor from the Ironing board. A
little practice will soon make you per
foct. The old-fashioned way was to
first iron a tablecloth on the wrong
side, but the tablecloths coming un
der my observation that look best are
Ironed In the manner above described.
Eunice Hasktns In Independent
Josh That fellow Is an actor.
Bosh How do you know? Did you
ever see him on the Btage before?
Josh No, but I can tell by h!
walk. He takes such short steps.
You know how close together railroads
Josh Yes, the old farmer wag tell
ing about the fight between his two
Bosh But why was old Red Nose
Josh Why, because the farmer said
when the fight was over there was
nothing left but two cocktails.
Young Lamb and Mint Sauce.
Take a leg of lamb and plaee it In
a roasting pan. Add two or three car
rots, cut In small pieces, a bunch of
celery and two onions. Baste in the
oven for an hour, and add a pint of
water. Baste from time to time by
pouring the gravy over the meat.
Strain off the gravy and serve in
gravy bowl. See that the platter Is
woll heated on which the meat is
served. Take fresh mint, separate
leaves, anl chop fins. Take a pint of
water, one-half cupful of sugar and
fourth ot a cupful of vlnogar and
heat nntll the water bolls. Then
place in tho chopped mint and let It
stand until the water is well flavored
with the taste of the mint.
Lord de Busted I aw aw got an
Miss Caustlque Impossible.
Lord de BuBted Fact. All my own
Idea, too, you know.
Miss Caustlque Oh! that's different.
You'll find that it's not really an Idei
His Sense of Ownership.
Mr. Swift That's a Btunning new
tall hat MrB. Tanks Is wearing.
Mr. Smith I'm glad you like It. You
see, I feel a sense of ownership in It
Mr. 8witt Eh! How's that?
Mr. Smith Why, my wlfo lost $18
at bridge at the Tanks' the other after
"Yes, she Is quite brave enough to
go up In a balloon."
"But there Is no danger in that."
"What! No danger In going up In
"No; all the danger lies la coming
"Well, I should tay to; ha told me
the other day that whenever you tee
a white girl you are bound to see I
Wllklns-Why do you think theli
marriage will turn out to be a happy
Bllklns Becauta their parenta wen
to angry about It that they re fust ta
Currant Tea Ring Will Be Appreciated'
. aa a Titbit for Luncheon or Sup
per wheat Griddle Cakea
Currant Tea Ring. Two cake
yeast, one cupful milk, scalded and
cooked, one cupful lukewarm water,
one tablespoonful sugar, seven cupfula
sifted flour, six tableepoonfuls lard or
butter, half cupful sugar, three eggs,
halt teaspoonful salt
Dissolve yeast and one tablespoonful
Bugar In lukewarm liquid. Add three
cupfuls ot flour and beat until smooth.
Add lard or butter and sugar, thor
oughly creamed, and eggs beaten until
light, the remainder of the flour grad
ually, or enough to make a moderately
Bolt dough, and the salt. Turn on .
board, knead lightly. Place in greased .
bowl. Cover and set aside in a warm
place to rise, tor about two hours, or
until dough has doubled in bulk.
Roll out in pblong piece, one-fourth
Inch thick. Brush with melted butter.
Sprinkle with brown sugar, currants
and cinnamon. Roll up lengthwise
and place In a circle on a large, shallow-greased
pan or baking sheet. With
scissors cut tkree-fourth-inch sllceB,
almost through. Turn each slice part
ly on its side, pointing away from cen
ter. This should give the effect ot a
many-pointed star, and show the differ
ent layers with the filling. Cover and
let rise one hour, or until light, and
bake 26 minutes. Just before putting
in oven, glaze with egg, diluted with
milk. Ice while hot with plain frost
ing. This recipe wll mako two large or
throe small rings.
Wheat Griddle Cakes.r-One caka
yeast, one cupful milk, Bcalded and
cooled, two tablespoonfuls light brown
sugar, two tablespoonfuls lard or but
ter, melted, one cupful lukewarm wa
ter, two cupfuls sifted flour, two eggs,
one teaspoonful salt.
Dissolve yeast and sugar in luke
warm liquid. Add lard or butter, then
flour gradually, the eggs well beaten,
and salt Beat thoroughly until batter
Cover and sot aside for about one
hour, in a warm place, free from draft,
to rise. When light, stir well and
bako on hot griddle.
If wanted for over night, use cue-
fourth cake of yeast and an extra hall
teasponful salt. Cover and keep In
a cool place. .
All batter cakes are better baked
on an ungreasod griddle, as they keop
their Bhape and do not follow the
grease. You will be rid of the dis
agreeable smoke and odor of burning
fat. Your griddle noed not necessari
ly be of soapBtone. It you have an old
griddle and clean it thoroughly, being
sure to remove all burned fat or bat
ter, it can bo used in the above way.
Waffles. One cake yeast, two cup
fuls milk, scalded and cooled, one ta
blospoonful sugar, one tablespoonful
lard or butter, melted, two and a halt
cupfuls sifted flour, one teaspoonful
salt, two eggs.
Dissolve yeast and sugar In luke
warm milk. Add lard or butter, flour,
salt, and eggs woll beaten. Beat thor
oughly until batter is smooth. Cover
and set aside to rise In a warm place,
free from draft, for about one hour.
When light, stir well. Have waffle
Irons hot and woll greased. Fitl the
cool side. Brown on one side, turn the
iron and brown cn tho other side. If
batter. Is too thick, waffles will be
If wanted for over night, use one
fourth cake of yenst and an extra
half teaspoonful salt. Cover and keep
In a cool placo.
Ta Wash Varnished Paper.
To wash varnished wall paper use
two tablespoonfuls of liquid ammonia
to about half a pailful of warm water,
applied with a soft flannel or sponge.
Then wlpo the wall down with
chamois leather wrung out of clean
water to which has been added two
tablespoonfuls of turpentine. The tur
pentine gives a beautiful poltah to the
Irish Apple Pie.
Pare and core about eight apples,
cutting each apple Into fcur parts;
put it.to t-ukh.g ('kill, scnHonlng them
with cue cupful brown Bugar and a lit
tlo nutmeg; add half cupful water,
cover with a thin pie crust, bake In
a moderate oven one hour. This Is
Hot Tea Biscuits.
If you want to Berve the biscuits
fresh and hot here Is a good way to
proceed: Into one quart flour put
one teaspoonful salt, three level tea
spoonfuls baking powdor, and sift all
together into a small mixing bowl.
Then melt one tableapcoaful shorten
ing and pour Into one cupful swoot
milk, pouring all Into the flour. Light
ly mix to the consistency of dough for
rolling. Roll anl cut ono Inch thick,
placing In baking pan ready for the
oven. Place the pan In a cool place
until wanted fcr baking, about 20 min
utes before serving. They can ba
prepared In the early morning and
left all day.
Have a laundry cabinet It It Is no
more than starch boxes, one on top of
another. Keep In It starch, soap, blu
ing, Javelle water for stains, soap pow
der, washing soda. Keep also a bun
dle of small clean rags. Close with a
roller shade, cut to fit.
When making bltcultt try rolling
thou thinner and utlng two cutt tor
cue biscuit, laying one on lop of tha
other. Made In thlt way, they will
break avenly and ara much daintier.
Butter si io ot an egg, two cupfuls
sugar, three eggs, cupful milk, one
teaspoonful soda, three cupfuls flour
Baka Ilka gingerbread.
Cooked mush, ono cupful; butter,
two tenspoonfuls; chopped onion, two
tablespoanfuls; baylcat, one; yolk of
egg, ono; milk, ono quart; salt, one
half teaspoonful; popper, ono half salt-
spoonful. Soup kettle, spoons, meas
uring cup. Cook onion without brown
ing until tender. Then all the oat
meal, milk haylcaf, salt and pepper,
stirring carefully, keeping temperature
below boiling point. Strain through a
fine Bleve, reheat and pour while hot
over the beaten yolk ot egg.
Mis togotber very thoroughly two
tablespoons ot olive oil, a talttpoon
of salt, half a saltspwn ot paprika
and a tablespoon ot vinegar. Rub to
a paata enough Roquefort cheote t
make two tablespoons. Add to th
dressing and serve on tha talad.
Dlthwlpera for Gltta.
Eight-cent cheeta cloth, out three
quartera yard long and hemmed,
makea tha beat w I pert tor gtaaa. It
gtvet a polish and there It absolutely