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About The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930 | View Entire Issue (June 2, 1916)
6 Bfl HAROLD CASTER 8
(Copyright, 1916, by W. O. Chapman.)
"Red's" last stretch had been for
nine years. Ha had gone into the
penitentiary at thirty-five, and he came
out at forty-four, an embittered man.
What had been gall and wormwood to
him, during the latter portion of his
imprisonment had been the cessation
of news from the outside world.
He had thought of all his pals, he,
"Red" Crofts, known as the cleverest
counterfeiter that had ever come un
der the eye of Uncle Sam. He had
thought of the men who botrayed him
and Were at ease; but he had thought
most of his son, a boy of ten when he
was caught on the last lap of the en
graving that was to put five thousand
In his pocket, and give him leisure
His wife was dead, thank God!
Even a counterfeiter may have family
feelings, and "Red" had loved with
all his heart the little woman who died
with a loving look in her eyes and on
her lips the words:
"Bring up Jimmy to be a good man
like his father!"
The irony of it had bitten deep!
Then he turned to his trade again. He
was caught, and the lad was placed
in an institution. There was no chance
of finding him. "Red" had not a soul
in the world to call his friend.
The week before ha was released
"Red" was surprised to receive a visit
from a big employor of labor, who,
without ceremony, offered him posi
tion s thirty-five dollars a week in his
"I've heard of you," he said, "and
you may understand that besides my
"Red" Confronted the Pair.
IniBtnoss Interests I have a human
one philanthropy. I want to help mon
who are willing to holp thomselves.
The warden has talked pbout you.
He says you'll be back in six months.
I snld you wouldn't. I need a skilled
man like you. Will you come and
forget your past?"
"You philanthropists make mo
sick!" growled "Red,' who had been
thinking of the boy.
The manufacturer, wlso In his knowl
edge of men, only smiled. "Ask for
Mr. Harris at the engraving worka,"
ho said. "You can think It over. The
Job will be open for a month."
"Red" did not dolgn to answer him.'
Ik Bat down on his stool and burled
his face in his hands. All the past
momorles camo thronging bnek. Once
ho had been a docont lad. He had not
been "Red" then, and he had moved
among people who could not have im
agined the subsequent life. Then had
come temptation, In tho shape of a
crook who had spotted his talent.
"Red" had soon easy money before
him and had succumbed.
He thanked God that his wlfo had
never known. "Red" had been "Mr.
Crofts, churchgoer and respected in
their suburban homo. "Red" was as
secretive with his pals as ho was with
the United States detectives. Only
once a year he emerged into the un
derworld to holp out with another Job
and take home another year's supply
of capital. Tho shrewdest man In the
game, he had long baffled Uncle Sam.
"Red" cursed bitterly as the cell
door clanged bohind Harris. Why, he
knew Just where to make ample re
turns for his imprisonment. "Red"
could walk Into any counterfeiters'
headquarters and there would be a cry
of Joy. "Red" was the most wanted
man among the criminal fraternity of
America. Nona so shrewd as he, no
band so steady.
And he would avenge himself ten
fold. Ho would find "Father" Tom
Costlgan, tho man whom the dotoctlves
had nover got yet, the graybeard of
seventy-five who had lured him to
his own downfall. "Father" kept a
warm spot In his heart for "Red."
"Red" could hardly endure the de.
lays of the last few days. He smacked
his lips as in imagination he saw him
self at work upon the steel plates.
"Rod" felt the glamor of the old world
anew. He squared his shoulders as
he left the penitentiary gates in his
new suit, and laughed defiantly at the
admonitions of the warden.
He made his way to New York. H
knew that "Father" was still alive.
The death of so great a man would
have rung through the walls of every
penitentiary in the country inside of
a few days.
And he found "Father" exactly
where he had expected in Regan's
restaurant. "Father" kept to his old
habits at seventy-three. Trailed day
and night, "Father" laughed in the de
tectives' faces. He had a genius for
organization; he knew how to select
others to do the dirty work for him.
"Re4" slunk In to Regan's, for now
he felt the prison shame upon him, and
the place had changed somewhat; it
was gaudier and more glaring. But
nobody knew him, and In a moment
he had spotted "Father" in the old
corner. "Red" was deciding whether
he should cross the restaurant to him
when he realized that "Father" was
talking to the young fellow who sat
opposite him, the two fenced in be
tween the pewlike structures that Re
The memory of his own downfall
came strongly over him. He had been
Just such a chap as this bright-eyed
boy who was bending forward and
listening to old "Father's" arguments.
"Red" slipped out of his seat, and,
unseen by "Father," took a place in
the seat behind the old man. The pew
like construction concealed him com
pletely, but round the edge of the
pew adjacent to the window "Red's"
sharp ears could catch the low-spoken
"It's a cinch," "Father" was saying.
"You're a fool, boy, to worry over
losing that Job. Every man's a grafter;
the ones who succeed are simply those
who don't get found out."
Age had not dulled the edge of "Fa
ther's" tongue. Just the same words
"Father" had UBed to him, "Red," in
those years so long gone by. "Father"
had made a crook of many a decent
man with his damnable sophistries.
"I don't know," muttered the boy.
"I've got to live, and I I'm tempted,
Mr. Costlgan. If I'd ever known my
mother it might have been different."
"Oh, women don't understand," said
"Father." "God bless all good women,
I say. But it's a man's world, boy, and
a man has to fight with all means In.
his power. Now that engraving abil
ity of yours is simply genius Crofts "
"Red" started as if an electric shock
had gone through him. "Crofts!" It
was not a common name. And his boy
would be about that age. And the
hereditary engraving power, which he
himself had inherited from his own
father! And the look in the boy's
eyes that had attracted him as a mag
net. Blood found its own!
"Red" leaped from his seat and con
fronted the pair. He saw the amazed
recognition flame into "Father's" face.
"Red" raised one wrist, the muscles
hard as steel. "Father" winced. He
dodged the blow.
But the blow did not fall. "Father"
was an old man, and "Red" was too
happy to find the boy, to see him
standing before him, alarm on his
face, wonder, stupefaction, In his
"Red" linked his arm through the
lad's and led him from the restaurant
unresisting. At the door, however,
the boy stopped and freed himself.
"You are you are" he stammered.
"Your father," said "Red" softly.
"And God sent me to you at Just the
Instant, Jimmy. You're coming home
with me now, and and I guess we'll
run straight together."
BIRD WIGWAGS LOVE SIGNALS
Racket-Tailed Hammer Also May Be
Said to Use Flags to Challenge
Signal officer of the birds' army
corps is the racket-tailed humming
bird. For his duties nature has
equipped him with a pair of purple
flags fashioned out of two long and
peculiar tail feathers. He wigwags his
signals from one tree to another, is
sues his challenges to battle and courts
his mate. When he's not signaling he's
sipping honey from the flowers and
trying to keep his tall from entangling
itself in the briers,
Ho's a midget of the South American
mountains. He has short wings, which
he operates nt lightning speed, hum
ming a song with them as ho dives Into
a flower and comes out again with a
blllful of honey.
Ills tall Is a combination of two wire
like handles, with a purple tuft of
feathers at the end of each. He crosses
them near the middle and sometimes
he brings the pair of "rackets" at the
ends to his head, as though trying to
The male birds have a sort of love
dance which they engage In during the
mating season. Then they play all
sorts of tricks with the rackets.
Odd Watch Crystals.
A celluloid watch crystal which will
be as good as a glass one, and far
more durable, will till a long-folt want.
Anyone wearing a watch is liable to
break the glass crystal in an accident
at any time. One reason for the popu
larity of open-face watches is that thoy
are provldod with lioavler crystals
than the timepieces with hunting
cases, and, unless the cases are extra
stiff, they will give sufficient under
moderate pressure to cause the glass
beneath to break. The celluloid crys
tal is said to have been successfully
made and used.
Oh, That's Different)
"Who was that chap who Just said
'Hello' to you?"
"That's the man who does most of
my bill collecting."
"He wasn't very respectful, consid
ering that you are his boss."
"Who said I was his boss? That
fellow It employed by my credlton."
THERE are two great public mar
kets in Kingston, Jamaica,
where the natives sell fruit and
vegetables and all sorts of local
commodities for little more than a
song. These are Victoria Market, by
the harbor at the foot of King street,
where war vessels and colliers sail In
to port across the blue waters of the
Caribbean almost daily, and Jubilee
Market, further uptown, and fronting
the public square where are the great
banyan trees and all manner of tropi
The daily supplies are brought to
market by the natives in large flat
baskets borne on their heads or in
panniers on tho backs of the small
burros that are the burden bearers of
the island, says a writer in the New
York Sun. These little beasts, hardly
larger than big dogs, are led or driven,
their owers generally walking beside
In the open spaces of the market
woman venders take up their positions
for the day on t' bare ground or per
haps sealed on low boxes, with their
slender stock In trade spread out in
little heapa about them. These consist
of a few yams, or bread fruit, or nase
berrieB, or whatever they may chance
to have, and upon which they make
during the long sunny days only a few
pennies profit. They pay about a
shilling and sixpence per week as
license for the space that they and
their wares occupy syd clear scarcely
enough to supply even their simplest
necessities. Yet for the moat part they
are cheerful and happy, and the soft,
continuous patter of their voices as
they gossip and trade all day suggests
the name of the tree, "Women's
Tongues," whose dry pods rustle to
gether so musically in the country
It does one good at any time to make
the tour of the market, walking among
the women with their strange fruits
and vegetables, and buying a penny's
worth here and a ha'penny's worth
there for the sheer delight of it all.
"Buy a ripe banana!" they will call
out mellifluously, or "Buy a sweet
orange!" or "Ha'penny! Ha'penny!
Buy a cake!" And looking down into
their engaging brown faces one de
sires forthwith to buy everything.
A quartee, or "penny-'a'-penny," as
they aay quickly with soft elision, Is a
favorite coin among the small denom
inations; it is a quarter of sixpence,
and for this price one can buy three
or four oranges, or perhaps twice as
many bananas. A stranger rarely ever
cares to pay more than this for star
apples or naseberrles, which require
an educated taste for enjoyment; but
pawpaws, resembling our cantaloupes,
and cho-chos, similar to our white
squash, are delicious. As for tanger
ines and guava, they are Joys forever.
Market Women In Scrap.
Picking my way gingerly one day
among the scores of seated and stoop
ing venders, and being very careful
not to step Into the little piles of pep
pers and what not that were out
spread everywhere, I plunged into the
midst of a lively scrap between two
colored women. One of them, who
had been Beated on a box in the sun
shine, irascible with her long vigil,
had picked up her seat and moved it
back plump into the midst of her
neighbor and her neighbor's wares, all
outspread together on the ground. The
result was a scrimmage, with much
pushing and chattering, all of which
was so funny that my amusement set
them laughing also, and the trouble
v-ound up in a good natured romp
among them. And, oh, but the sun
was hot, and the blinding white light
quivered out upon the waters of th1
A row of stalls runs along one side
of the market, where sticky tweets
are Bold, most unappetizing to foreign
sensibilities. The stuff is ladled out
of great dingy cans and sold in penny
worths and farthing amounts or more.
Near this row' of stick ghee are racks
and stacks of flimsy cotton goods and
ribbon, laces and embroideries, all 'Im
maculately fresh and clean, though
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scarcely three feet removed from the
sweets. There are piles also of linen
and cotton prints, whose cheapness
the venders loudly proclaim as they
stand measuring the goods off by the
yard and selling it at ridiculously low
It was near this place that a woman
buying embroidery that trailed down
into the dust, held in her arms a
plump little brown baby. It chuckled
and held out its hands to me, playing
like a kitten. I found that the only
name by which it was known was
"Da-da." Later, on the edge of the
crowd that overflowed into the street,
I discovered little "Murenne Cole,"
black as a coal, hiding behind her
mother's skirts and laughing up into
my face. The brown babies in Jamaica
are irresistible. i
There are many coolie women in the
markets, who sell fruits and vegetables
as well as their odd East Indian trin
kets. These women are bedecked with
heavy silver ornaments, in which they
invest most of their limited means,
and the necklaces, braceletB, rings,
anklets and bangles with which they
are loaded down, display exquisite
workmanship and design. The manner
in which many of these ornaments are
worn indicates caste, and a lot of fili
gree work disfiguring the nostril pro
claims a married woman. These East
ern women are always picturesque and
often beautiful. Wistful and fawn
like, with soft, dusky skins, they are
as shy and proud as wild animals.
Tobacco by the Yard.
Over in one corner of the market
place colored men sell ropes of strong
native tobacco by the yard and suggest
that strangers take home a few yards
as souvenirs. Into the meat and fish
markets, presided over chiefly by men,
I could not persuade myself to go, aa
everything was too ill-smelling and
unsightly; but I poked about unhesi
tatingly everywhere else. The most
delightful of all the stands are where
they sell native basket work and
beads; the latter being seeds of vari
ous colors and sizes, strung in long
necklaces, and selling at sixpence
each. The venders of these bead
strings, with long bunches of them
hanging over arm or shoulder, hawk
their wares everywhere, haunting the
piers and railway station and victim
izing travelers. It seemed to me as
if they were always on the lookout for
myself, for I found it impossible to re
fuse and bought dozens of them, red
and black, brown and yellow, and dove
colored Job's Tears that seem to have
been wept all over the island.
The baskets are equally tempting
and are of every conceivable shape
and size, from tiny ornaments and
shapes for ordinary usage to great
hampers and suit cases. In suitcase
form they cost but a shilling or two,
and are extremely light and highly
Then there are knicknacks and
fancy articles made of bamboo Joints
and palm leaf, candle shades and
mats made of cotton fiber or lace
bark; and cocoanuts carved and deco
rated in endless designs. It Is a morn
ing's treat to examine them all, and
buy here a bit and there a bit, until an
astonishing number of shillings and
pence have been transmuted Into bask
ets and beads. And then there is the
sweet smelling cos-cos grass, that
costs but a penny a bunch and leaves
the things in one's trunk perfumed
Coming away after a morning's
stroll through Jubilee Market I helred
a big, slatternly darky girl to pin up
her skirt, which was Bllpplng loose,
and received a grinning "Tanky, Mis
sy, tanky!" in reward. Then passing
over to a stall where another darky
woman sold oranges I stopped and
bought four for a quarter. It was very
warm and they were cool and luscious.
And then the orange woman wanted
to return with me to New York, as
the darkies everywhere wanted to do,
being willing to work for next tt) noth
ing for the opportunity of coming to
the States. They are so pitifully poor
in their own country I
DAINTIES FOR TEA TABLE
Sandwiches of Many Kinds Are at the
Command of the Hostess Vari
ous Forms of Cakes.
Sandwiches of various kinds and di
mensions are always a good beginning.
Better have the loaf a day old, and
sandwich bread, close crumb, is the
beat to make them with. Spread the
butter on smoothly and add a thin
layer of nut paste. The top slice will
not need butter. Trim the crusts off
and cut diagonally across. Even
smaller sandwiches, making four out
of the square, are large enough for the
Finger rolls, very fresh, with a soft
crust and a paste made ot chicken
mashed with the yolks of eggs, boiled
six or seven minutes, and Just a little
milk to make it smooth, are very ap
petizing. Graham bread, buttered and
sliced the same as the sandwich loaf,
spread with a mixture of Jam and
cream cheese, is very nice, too
Meat minced very fine, with some
milk to moisten it for smooth spread
ing, or thin slices of tongue with
graham bread, makes good sand
wiches. Fresh Boston brown bread, mashed
with cream cheese and sugar and
made into balls, like butter, only
smooth and larger, looks like great
chocolate creams and makes a deli
Meats that are potted and already
minced Into a paste for spreading of
chicken, tongue and turkey make ex
cellent sandwiches of white or brown
If the sandwiches are made in the
morning and Intended for later use it
is well to wrap each separately in
paraffin paper. This will keep them
soft and perfectly fresh until served.
Ginger nuts and cinnamon cakes
have some snap to them, and maca
roons and kisses are always ready at
the baker's if the busy housewife is
too rushed to make them.
It is not necessary to have so many
kinds of sandwiches or cakes, but a
choice of two or three of those men
tioned here will be sufficient. The
finger rolls are especially attractive,
as they can be daintily disposed of
without removing the gloves.
Omelette with tomato sauce Is a deli
cious dish for luncheon. Beat the yolks
of four eggs until foamy, then add two
thirds of a cupful of milk, with which
has been mixed a teaspoonful of flour,
one-third of a teaspoonful of baking
powder and a pinch of salt. Beat well
together, then fold in the stiffly beat
en whites and bake in a buttered pan
In a hot oven.
For the sauce melt a tablespoonful of
butter in a saucepan and fry In it until
brown a small, finely chopped onion.
Add a little of any small vegetables
and a half a can of tomatoes rubbed
through a sieve. Thicken with a table
spoon of flour moistened to a smooth
paBte with a little cold water. Season
with salt and pepper and cook for five
minutes, stirring constantly. Pour
over the omelette as soon as It cornea
from the oven and serve hot.
Rice a la Conde.
One-fourth pound Carolina rice, two
ounces butter, three ounces sifted
sugar, one pint milk, one tin apricots
or peaches, one teaspoonful vanilla es
sence, cherries and angelica. Wash
the rice thoroughly In cold water, put
Into a pan of cold water and bring
to a boil, then pour away the water.
Add the milk and stir until boiling,
then cook slowly for three-quarters of
an hour, stirring occasionally. Add
the butter, sugar and vanilla, and turn
Into a bordered mold one with a hole
In the center and set aside to cool.
When cold turn out, fill the center
with apriaots or peaches and decorate
with cherries and angelica. The
peaches should be cut in half and the
juice poured around.
Good Round Steak.
A very palatable and economical
dish can be made from a round steak
as follows: Found flour into both sides
of the steak, as much as the meat wilt
take up. Fry in drippings or other fat
in an ordinary pan or kettle, then add
water to cover it. Cover the vessel
tightly, so that no steam can escape,
and allow the meat to simmer very
gently for two hours. It is then ready
to serve, the gravy being already thick
ened by the flour beaten into the steak.
The gravy is delicious and far superior
to the kind made in the ordinary way
after the meat Is cooked.
One-half pint mashed potato, half
pint shelled English walnuts or pe
cans, one-half pint lentil pulp, one-half
pint graham flour (coarse grains sift
ed out), two beaten eggs, two tea
spoonfuls salt, one small onion minced,
one teaspoonful sage, one heaping tea
spoonful minced parsley and two
tablespoonfuls butter. Mix ingredients,
press in pan and steam one hour. Let
cool, mold in shape of turkey and bake
until brown. Baste with butter or meat
Block. Serve with cranberry sauce.
Try these for the lunch boxes: Boll
as many eggs as desired until yolks
are mealy. Chop the whites fine, add
yolks rubbed to a paste. Moisten with
salad dressing. Spread between slices
of white or graham bread.
Fine Dish Cloths.
One would think there could be no
possible use for an old lace curtain,
but you will find in washing dishes
three times a day that an old lace
curtain, cut in squares, makes tho fin
est of dish cloths.
RECIPES WORTH WHILE
FIVE DELICIOUS DISHE9 THAT
ARE EASY TO PREPARE.
Egg Noodles With Anchovies May Be
Recommended Vermicelli Sweet
Custard Excellent Proper Prep
aration of Macaroni Soup.
Egg Noodles With Anchovies- Fry
a small onion, sliced, in butter with a
teaspoonful of chopped parsley; add
six boned anchovies, cut in four pieces
each; stir in three-quarters of a cupful
of white wine and a cupful of cooked
egg noodles and simmer gently for 20
minutes. Serve with grated cheese.
Egg Noodle Sweet Souffle. Add ha'f
a package of cooked egg noodles to
two cupfuls of hot milk, and let stand
on back of stove until milk is mostly
absorbed, then let it cool and add a
teaspoonful of salt, half a cupful of
sugar, the beaten yolks of two eggs,
and whites beaten to a stiff froth.
Turn into a buttered souffle mold, set
it in a pan of hot water and bake in
moderate oven 25 minutes. Serve im
mediately alone or with sweetened
Vermicelli Sweet Custard. To half
a package of cooked vermicelli add
two cupfuls hot milk, a teaspoonful of
salt, half a cupful of sugar, two eggs
well beaten and half a teaspoonful of
vanilla. Turn into a buttered baking
dish, set dish in a pan of hot water in
oven and bake until the custard is set.
Macaroni Soup. To one quart of
boiling water, salted, add a large hand
ful of macaroni, boll 20 minutes, drain
and blanch. Add two cupfuls of
strained stewed tomatoes, season
highly and Just before serving add a
cupful of cream.
Soup Spanish With Rings. Simmer
In three quarts of water two pounds
of lean meat for two hours. Skim well
as it boils, then add one cupful of
cooked white beans, four onions
chopped fine, two cloves of garlic, four
red peppers chopped, and two slices
of lemon, salt to taste; allow this to
cook thoroughly until soft, strain
through a colander, rub through the
pulp, place on the fire again and boll;
add lastly one-fourth package of soup
rings, one tablespoonful of butter and
one of milk rubbed in two ounces of
flour. When rings are tender the soup
New Apple Salad.
Beat half a cupful of double cream,
a tablespoonful of lemon Juice and
a quarter teaspoonful ot salt until firm
throughout. Cook two apples, cored
and pared, in a sirup of equal meas
ures of sugar and water (two or three
cloves or an inch of cinnamon bark
may be added) and set them aside to
become thoroughly chilled. Chop fine
four maraschino or candied cherries
and eight or ten pecan nuts or
blanched almonds. Carefully wash
three small heads of tender lettuce,
first removing the ragged outer leaves
and cutting the stalks that the heads
may stand. Dispose the heads on In
dividual plates with an apple in the
center of each. Mix the cherries and
put through the prepared cream and
turn it over the apples.
Allow one pound of sugar to a
pound of rhubarb. Peel and cut up
rhubarb into small pieces, put into a
dish a layer of rhubarb and a layer
of sugar until all Is used. Do this in
the evening, then in the morning pour
off all the liquid you can into a
saucepan and boll hard for 30 min
utes. Then add the rhubarb, let
come'to the boiling point and simmer
for ten minutes. Do not stir at alL
Stand your Jars in boiling water to
prevent breaking, and then pour Jelly
into them while hot. After Jars are
secured turn them upside down to
cool, and when cool keep in a dark
place. Strawberries may be put away
in the same way, using less sugar.
To Launder Fringed Cloths.
Fringed cloths are often quite
ruined in appearance at the laundry.
They may be made to look like new
for an indefinite period if when they
are starched a little care is taken not
to starch the fringe. Fold each cloth
in four, like a handkerchief, and then
gather the fringe of each part into
the hand and hold it firmly while you
dip the middle into the Btarch. When
the cloth is dry shake the fringe well
and comb it with a comb and it will
tall as softly and prettily as when
Cauliflower and Cabbage.
To keep cauliflower white and free
from Bcum when cooking; before plac
ing the cauliflower In the saucepan tie
It up in a piece of clean muslin. When
ready, It can be easily lifted from the
pot Hito the colander to drain. Untie
the muslin and you will find the vege
table beautifully whole.
When boiling cabbage, to prevent
the unpleasant smell that it always
makes, it will be found very good to
place a small piece of bread tied up
In muslin In the saucepan.
Take one cupful seeded raisins, one
cupful cranberries (raw), chopped to
gether; one-third cupful water, two
thirds of a cupful of sugar with one
heaping teaspoonful of flour mixed
with the sugar; mix all together and
bake between two crusts. ,
Mashed TurnlD With Onion.
Cut up turnip and put in salted wa
ter with an onion. When tender drain
off water, mash turnip and onion to
gethw, add butter and a little pepper.