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To Be Called For
tomer who, after a parting look in the mirror, walked out.
"He wasn't as particular as some," said the hatter.
"Most generally they're anxious to know that we won't mix
lip the hat with somebody else's. It's a funny thing about
^hat. I'm thinking of calling this store the hat exchange."
"Why?" "Because that's about what it is. Once in a hundred
years a man will come in and buy a hat and take the old
one away in a paper bag. Occasionally we have a customer
who'll wear his old one and cany the new one in his hand.
Now and then some one is billing to paj the 10 cents extra
for delivery outside of the downtown district. But most men
leave the old hat and say they'll call for it. Well, they don't,
call just the same. No, sir, not on your life they don't."
"Why don't they1?
What the Market Affords
^Thursday Evening
BELIEVE I'll just put it on and wear it,"
said the customer, when he had adjusted the
new hat to his satisfaction "I'll leave the
old one here and call for it as I go home I
don't Avant to be bothered with it now.''
"Ye s, sir," said the hatter. "I'll make
yon out a cheek for it That's good for
thirty days. Any time you want it just bring
the check along and we won't have to keep
you waiting at all while we hunt it up."
He handed a slip of pasteboard to the cus-
That wasn't a bad hat that man left.
Don't you think he'll call for it?"
"Are you anything of a sport?" asked the hatter. "If
you are, I'll bet you 5 to 1 in anything you like that he
won't. You'ie light it's not. a bad hat. But he's been sort
of sick of it for a
month or two,
most likely. He
wanted a differ
ent shape and
something that
looked fresh and
he has got it.
I don't say
he doesn't intend
to call for it
some time, but he
won't just the
same. He '11 wait
until he gets kind
of tried of the
one he just
bought and then
it will be too
late. He won't
be very sorry, ei
thei. Look here."
The hatter
opened a door
showing a small
room shelved to
the ceiling with
old hats stacked
as thickly as the
shelves would
"There. Not
one of those is
thirty days in
storage. They all
belong to men
who said they
would call and get them, but there won't be a dozen claimed.
I don't know why they don't tell me to thiow 'em away, but
I suppose they hate to be wasteful Peihaps they have a
sneaking idea that they really do want to get rid of 'em,
but the checks soit of soothe then consciences."
Just then another customer walked to the wrapping coun
ter -with the cleik who had waited upon him
"I'm going down the street a little way and I'll call and
get it as I come back,'' he said to the clerk.
"Better take a check, sir," said the cleik. "It's good
for thiity days
"The hatter winked at the man he had been enlightening.
"If you told them that the old hats could't be kept over
twenty-four houis, don't you think that perhaps they'd call
for them then?"
"Perhaps," replied the hatter, "but then -we don't care.
iWe find a way to get rid of them."
And here he winked at the customer again.Chicago
50 cents a quait New York counts,
70 cents Blu Points in the shell, 25 cents a dozen
opened, 40 cents.
Blue fish, 20 cents a pound.
Fresh mackeiel, 50 cents apiece.
Lake Superioi white fish, 15 cents a pound.
Pike, I2V2 cents a pound.
Lemons, 40 to 50 cents a dozen.
Cucumbers, 5 to 8 cents.
Potatoes, 38 cents a bushel.
Paisley, 5 cents a bunch.
Oysters did not wait for the 1st of September, but came
in this morning to be ready for tomorrow, and they are un
usually fine for this season of the year.
There is so much more variety in the fish market on Fri
day than on any other day the week that a majority of
housewives plan to serve fish then, no matter what their re-
ligion. Tomonow there will be a splendid variety of both
fresh and salt-water fish. An effectual way of pi eventing
fish from tainting the refrigerator "while it is waiti ng to be
cooked is to wrap it closely in a cloth wrung out of cold
To cook the fresh mackerel wash, split and dry it and rub
it with flour. Melt over a brisk fire a piece of butter the size
of an egg in an iron pan When the hutter is slightly brown
put in the mackerel, the flesh side down, and let it cook until
brown then turn on the other side and cook slowly for fif
teen minutes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and squeeze
over it the juice of a lemon.
Even the lemons have advanced in piiee5 cents since
yesterdaywe must use them with fish, either in sauce or as
a garnish. Boiled potatoes dressed with melted butter and
chopped parsley and sliced cucumbers with a French dressing
of olive oil, vinegar, pepper and salt, aie the usual accom
paniments for the fish.
To many people the crisp, raw cucumber, appetizing as it
is, proves very ^indigestible. Let these unfortunates try theirs
cooked. Cooked cucumbers may be served hot, with a cream
sauce, or cold as a salad. Rather ripe vegetables should be
selected, and they should be stewed very slowly. Finely
Bhredcfed. chili peppers added to the sauce improve its ap
pearance and take away from the slight insipidity of the
cooked cucumber without destroying its natural flavor. When
the cucumber is to be served as a salad, cut it lengthwise in
stead of across, as one does the raw cucumber.
was under the dining table wrth the cat.
What are you doing, Alma?" the mother asked.
'I'm pickin' him's teef."
He doesn't have to bother about looking up a flat or
Kid Days
By R. B. PisJey.
I guess you know my sister.
Well, last Sunday her 'n her beau
Was in the sittin' room, and so
I erawled up carefully on the floor,
'N peeked around the kitchen door,
'N while I's watchin' them he kissed her I
Gee! I yelled right out,
'N sis she says: "You little lout!
Ma, can't he just keep still?"
'N ma she couldn't help but smile,
Je s' like she knowed it all the while,
But she says: "Do be quiet, Will."
Nen I knowed I ljatta do it,
'Cause when they's any foolin' to it
She always calls me Willie
But I jes stayed right in my place,
'N the way her beau looked in the face
I guess he'd like to knock me silly.
Nen sis she says to run away
'N git my ball 'n things 'n play,
'Nen she ast ma, 'n ma says yes,
She thot it prob 'ly would be best.
But gee, they needn't bin so smart
'N scolded me just 'cause my cart
W as in the way
Jes when her fellow went to go.
'N I guess sis wouldn 't like her beau
If she knowed the things I heard him say 1
The Journal9s
Daily Fashions
No. 2789-A Party Frock for Miss Dainty
ribbon, what little maiden would not be belle of the ball in
such a frock? This dress may be made high or low neck and
with or without the bertha. Four yards of 36-inch material
are required for developing this pattern in the medium size.
Girls' Dress 2789 is in 5 sizes, from 4 to 12 years. This
pattern may be obtained, postpaid, in any of the above sizes,
by sending 10 cents and the size, name and address to the
Fashion Department of The Minneapolis Journal.
What Women Want to Know
OILY HAIR.Will you please tell me a good remedy for
very oily hair?Kate.
Use this lotion once a week, rubbing it carefully into the
scalp: Bicarbonate of soda, one-fourth of an ounce borax,
one-fourth of an ounce: cologne water, two ounces rectified
spirits, one ounce tincture of cochineal, one-hall ounce
distilled water, sixteen ounces.
TO REMOVE CEMENT.What will remove cement that
has been spread on the tiles of a piazza by a careless
wormian?An Old Subscriber.
I fear nothing will remove the cement unless you can
have it chiseled off. Cement is supposed to be indestructible
and for that reason is used so generally.
A BIBLICAL. ARGUMENT To decide an argument, will
you please answer the following questions: How many
Marys are mentioned in the New Testament? W as Mary
Magdalene the same as Mary, the sister of Martha and
Lazarus? Was she identical with the woman wno had the
alabaster box of ointment and poured it on the feet of
Christ ?Argument.
DILL PICKLES.Will you please give a receipt for making
dill pickles that will keep over winter? I can make them,
but they will not keep.Mrs. J. E.JKT.
is not sufficient that
mother should have
a, pretty gown for so
cial occasions, but the
little miss, who follows
in her footsteps, must
have one too. I must
be dainty, chic and be
coming and quite in
harmony with her age.
Simplicity in design
and materials are the
essentials, and the ac
companying cut wiM
find many admirers for
these very qualities.
Made of white wash
chiffon or India silk,
with a dainty cream or
white lace edging the
bertha, and charmingly
accented by a broad
sash of rose-pink tafEeta
Cute Sayings of Kids
is a well-established fact that the average school-teacher
experiences a great deal of difficulty when she attempts
to enforce the clear pronunciation of the terminal "g" of
each present participle.
"Robert," said the teacher of one of the lower classes
during the_progress of a reading exercise, "please read the
first sentence."
A diminutive lad arose to his feet, and amid a series of
labored gasps breathed forth the following
"See the horse runnin'."
"Don't forget the 'g,' Robert," admonished the teacher.
"Ge e! See the horse runnin'."
certain parts of the west bluebirds are harbingers of
spring, and a kindergarten teacher, noting their appear
ance, decided to have a bird lesson and call the attention of
the children to the arrival of their feathered friends. After
a short talk on birds in general she said:
"This morning as I was on my way to school I noticed
something flying about in the sky that told me spring was
coming. Can any of you little children guess what I saw?"
"Ye s, um," piped a wee one whose home had recently
been fumigated for measles, "it's germs."
LANCHE and Harry, aged 5 and 6 respectively, were
very fond of maple sugar.
Blanche, being of an inquisitive turn of mind, asked her
mother how it was made.
The mother explained how maple-trees were tapped and
the sugar made from the sap.
The explanation was not convincing to Blanche, however,
and she asked her brother if he believed it.
Harry, who never doubted anything his mother said, im
mediately replied, "Why, of course you tap maple trees
and get maple sugar, ju^t the same as you tap an oak tree
and get tapioca."
a certain school an average of 75 per cent was
for promotion from one grade to another. Eight
year-old Rosalie was indolent and fond of play and fun, but
yet wanted to pass from the second to the third grade with
just as little study and work as possible. The end of the
term came and the grade-card showed a per cent of 76.
When displaying her card to her parents that night the
child said, "Isn't it a shame that I studied hard enough to
get one more than I needed?"
E N Louise was a little girl her mother died, and for
several years she and her father lived very quietly.
But when Louise was 6 years old her father married again,
He moved into a larger
corps of servants, and
and then wonderful changes began,
house, bought horses, employed a
again took up his social duties.
One day Louise met a former-neighbor, the mother of one
of her playmates. "Well, Louise, how are you getting
along?" she was asked,
"Oh, beautifully," replied Louise. "You must come over
and see us. Everything's new but papal"
n? WOnsmall boys on the way home from Sunday school were
I 'dfecussing Jacob's dream, in which angels walked up
and down the ladder let down from heaven.
"The angels had wings, of course," said the first small
boy, so I don't see why they didn 't fly.''
"Well," replied the second small boy after a moment's
thought, "perhaps they were moulting
SMALL Philadelphia child had had read, to her the story
of the Tower of Babel and the punishment of its pre-
sumptuous builders. A few days later she went in town with
her mother and saw the new Bellevue-Stratford hotel.
"Mother," she exclai**.d, looking up at the top stories,
I don't believe God likes that building."
**Y\7HAT makes it fly so?" asked a little Boston maiden
YY as her mother brushed her hair.
"It is the electricity. Don't you know that there is elec-'
tncity in your hair?" replied her mother.
"Well, mamma, aren't we wonderfully made? Heie I
am, with electricity in my hair and grandma has gas in her
LYDE was a very wise child and had been told he was.
One day he was leading a huge dog down the street
when one of his playmates met him.
I say, Clyde, what kind of a dog is that?"
"He's a full-blooded dog," said Clyde proudly.
"What do you mean by that?" said the other.
I simply mean this," said Clyde} "he is just as full o*
blood as he can be."
aged 4, didn't like breadcrusts. She would eat the
sof part and leave the rest. Her mother insisted on
her eating the crusts, telling her, reproachfully, how many
poor children would be glad to have them. Mary looked up
archly and said, "That's what I'm saving them for,
E shooting of one of Lord Lovat's gillies, whom they
mistook for a poacher, by the Phipps brothers in the
Scottish highlands, recalled to a Pittsburg man another
poaching episode.
A San Francisco millionaire," he said, "rented an es
tate in Scotland, and the poachers harassed him unmer
"He was too humane a person to employ man traps or
guns. After a few weeks' persecution he resorted to trick
ery to circumvent his poaching friends.
"He sent to a London hospital for a couple of freshly
amputated legs and three or four feet. These, as soon as
they arrived, he nailed to big posts which he had caused to
be set up in prominent places upon his estate, and under
neath each ghastly relic he put a huge notice saying: 'The
owner of the above may reclaim it by furnishing suitable
identification at the head keeper's office.'
^Tor fear of man traps so deadly the poachers thereafter
kept out."
sigh of me in time, he darted across the way.
But I him, purple with rage. I overtook him.
I clapped him roughly on the sholder.
-4jjQ#k. here," I said, "Do you skip across the street every
time you see me so as to keep from paying that bill
Oh, no,'' he answered. Not at all.''
"What for, then?" I demanded.
"f-o keep from being asked to pay it," he replied.
wjp"iw Hinajj^iri^irpi.jljiflji^i ippm
August 31, iaos^qr^pj
I was glad to get your letter telling that yon
had taken up the task of getting good litera
ture into the southern rural schools, and I as
sure you my hearty sympathy.
M. W. Howard,
Ex Congressman, Alabama.
06 Fifth avenue.
OTer Alden. founder
New York. Cynthia West
md president general.
Room 94, Loan and Trust building, 818 Nicol
let avnne, Minneapolis. Telephone. N. W. Main
AJl Sunshine news for publication in the Sun
shine department of The Minneapolis Journal
should be addressed to Miss Era Blaachard. 139
East Fifteenth street.
Sunshine Libraries.
Sunshine is now supporting about 500
free librarieslibraries from which the
books are taken and read until they
fall to pieces The work has been largely
carried on in the south and west, where
there seems to be a greater need for
The following letters received at head
quarters in New York are from the south
and show in great measure the need and
appreciation of the Sunshine libraries
I note you hare induced the Sunshine society
to Interest themselves in libraries tor the south.
The ruial schools are greatly in need of libraries,
and I trust good will result from your works
along these lines Jas B. Frazier,
Governor of Tennessee.
The distribution of books for tlie couth's rural
schools is a big question. The condition of
some classes appals and scares one. The ques
tion of education is the burning issue of the
day. The race problem sinks into oblivion com
pared to it Tony Williams.
Press Agent Sunshine Society, KnoxUlle Sen
tinel, Tenn
I than* the Lord for raising up a southern
girl to maEe known the wants of the south's
rural schools. Oh, for the trump of an arch
angel to arouse our friends to a knowledge of
the true condition here It pains me to see so
many of our people hungry and thirsty after
a knowledge of the world's great masters and
to think how powerless to help them I am May
God bless TOO dear soul and ien you sue
cess, and rest assured that in that better land
there is a crown for those who are giving them
selves to the service of their feuowmen
C. Wright,
Supt. of Public Instruction, Straw, N C.
The Importance of the work you have inaugu
rated can hardly be estimated Tjntil you
brought it to my mind thru the Sunshine so
clety I never fully realized just what It was
ve needed Now, it is borne in upon me with
tremendous force, that the lack of th knowl
edge of literature is tn rock upon which we
strand If only some great philanthropist
could be brought to see how much more im
portant this movement is than piling of millions
in brick and mortar! Let us have literature
Let every child have an opportunity to delve
in literature from fairy tale to Shakspere
When I think of the stupendous undertaking,
I wonder if it can be accomplished in a genera
tion Mrs S Droke,
Teacher for twenty five years in mountains of
the south
Do send us some books We need even al
manacs, for some people do not know what day
of the month Sunday comes on
Rev E Ayres,
Circuit rider In mountains of Tennessee
Looking Toward the Light.
I asked the roses as they grew
Richer and lovelier in their hue.
What made their tints so rich and bright?
They answered, "Looking toward the Light"
The Outlook.
Special Sale
Boys' and Girls'
20, 22 and 24-inch Taffeta and Gloria Um
brellas, with natural wood fancy I* A
heads, pearl and horn stud other ^B
fine handles, worth $1 and $L25 .www
Your Mind
Handicapped by poor
eyesight, lacks the
power of seeing rightly
into details hence
poor judgment.
'"He best can work
Who best can tee."
604 NICOLLET AVE., Near 6th St. S,
Wake Up
and tear away
the old fashion
'ilONT fit
Satisfaction or
Money Back.
Paul C. Hirschy
OPTICIAN 31 Nicollet Stairs
Don't wait until the last day. Call early
and have your work finished.
$15 00 platea $12 OO
|l2.oo plates $10.00
S10 plates 66.00
Solid Gold Cap. (5.00
Fillings $1 and up.
Dr. H. S. RAY, Dentist,
Established 1880.
it will bring help to you that you
need if you just advertise your
wants in The Journal
President, Mrs Noble Darrow 816 Twenty-see.
md arenne S, Minneapolis Telephone T. C. 1402.
First Vice PresidentMrs Grace W TublM.
Second Vice PresidentMrs, J. A Brant.
Third Vice PresidentMrs. N. A. Sprong.
Fourth Vice PresidentMrs. J. F. Wilson.
Fifth Vice PresidentMrs. E W. Klngsley.
Sixth Vice PresidentMrs Fleming.
SecretaryMiss Corlnne De Laittre.
TreasurerMiss Eva Blancbard
Corresponding SecretaryMrs. Frederick O,
OrganizerMiss Lillian M. Ellis.
Sunshine Thoughts.
If "one touch of sorrow makes thn
whole world kin,"
One beam of sunshine makes the whole
world brighter.
Sunshine is like loveit makes every
thing shine with its own beauty Wilson.
Cheerfulness is an excellent wearing
quality. It has been called the bright
weather of the heartSmiles
The bread of life is love, the salt of Ufa
is worK, the sweetness of life poesy}
the water of life faith.Smiles.
Every day is to be lived a minute at
a time We mix things sadly if, when
we wake in the morning, we pick up all
the puzzles and difficulties and duties fft
one big lump and try to carry them all
at the same time
Invited Guests.
A crowd of troubles passed him by,
As he with courage waited
He said, "Where do you troubles fly
Hen you are thus belated 1
"We go" they said, "to those who roopey
Who look on Life dejected,
Who weakly say good bye to Hope
We gowhere we re expected
A Good Temper
No feature in a woman's character is
more valuable than sweetness of temper
and disposition. Home can never be hap
py without mutual concessions and a
mutual disposition not to expect perfec
tion A man retires to his home in the
evening, wearied by the exertions or tha
annoyances of trie day, and to him now
soothing is a word dictated by a wish
to make him siut out that world and for
a while to forget it all' It falls on the
heart like a ray of sunshine in an early
spring Sweetness of temper has its in
fluence, too o\er the children and do
mestics peace and love invite the hus
band, the father, to hasten to his quiet
fireside, and his children watch his com
TalK Happiness.
Talk happiness, the world is sad enough
Without your v*oe, no path Is whilly rough*
Look out for plates that are smooth and clear,
And speak of them to rest the weary ear
Of earth, so hurt by one continuous strain
Of mortal discontent end grief and pain.
Talk faith, the world is better off without
Tour uttered ignorance and morbid doubt
If you have faith in God or man, or self,
Say so, if not, push tack upon the shelf
Of silence all your thoughts till faith shall
No one \111 grieve because your dps are dumb.
Tallc "health the treaty never-enOlng tale
Of mortal maladies is vtorn and stale
You cannot charm or Interest or please
By harping on that minor chord, disease
Say yon are well, or all is nell with vou
And God shaU hear your words and make then*
Ella Wheeler Wilcox.

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