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5 pi?? |K«^ 11 VOL. NO. 31 The Courier Junior Published by THE COURIER PRINTING CO., OTTUMWA, IOWA. MATILDA DEVEREAUX. EDITOR. BIRTHDAYS FEB. 29. Dear Junior: We want each one of you to write us about some one who fyas a birthday Feb. 29. We want to see how many people the Juniors know whose birthday is on that day. It must seem funny to only have a birthday once in four years. We will give a beautiful cup and saucer, or a plate, or a souvenir spoon, or a nice book to the Junior sending in the best story about some cup whose birthday is Feb. 29. This one whose birthday was Feb. 29. This Monday, March 9. THE TRI-WEEKLY PRIZE WINNER. The prize for the Tri-Weekly Junior goes to Lucile White of Klrksville, Mo. Lucile is entitled to the prize according to all the rules of the con test. She has been a most faithful Junior, in fact joined when the Cou rier Junior was only a few weeks old. If Lucile will tell us whose picture she wants we will send it to her. EIGHT RULES FOR THE JUNIORS. 1. Use one side of the paper only. 2. Write neatly and legibly, using ink or a sharp lead pencil. 3. Number your pages. 4. At the bottom of the last page write your name, age and address. 5. Do not copy stories or poetry and send us as youi- own work. 6. Always tell whether you are a Courier Junior or Tri-Weekly Junior. 7. Address the envelope to Editor. Courier Junior, Ottumwa, Iowa. 8. Your stories must not contain more than 200 words. THE SOUVENIR POSTALS. We will still give a souvenir album to the first Junior who has 25 cards sent by the Courier Junior. Besides writing letters we want more of ths Juniors to write short stories, from 50 to 200 words on one of the following HISTORY OF A THIMBLE. A NEEDLE. A ROLLING PIN. MY MAMMA'S BISCUIT CUTTER. S ROCKING CHAIR. MY HIGH CHAIR. PICTURE. •'•T-TAT A LOOKING GLASS -p-t ,g W« will semi out. postals tbi -"nin£ week to all the Juniors whose '••''vs. stori(?s or rece.pts have been ih" .Tcnior since the Valentine pos »-ir, w=re s°nt. out. We have so many •--'endM 1't.tle stories on some of the i' ove subjects that we are announc: 'vt sot? of the old subjects again to il''v. We are giving a few of these ex cellfnt, little stories today and the "Titers will get their postals next week. ^PTTTTI'TTTTTTTTTTTTttttTV*' STORIES—LETTERS. rn. A«TLiTi.tiifl.T«iTTi THEODORE ROOSEVELT Theodore Roosevelt was born in New York City in 1858. He has been a member of the New York Legis lature, United States civil service com missioner, president of the New York police board, assistant secretary of the avy during the McKinley administrat on and governor of New York. While •ssistant secretary of the navy his en frgy, executive ability, and sturdy patriotism won for him a national fame. William McKinley. who was presi dent at that, time was shot at the Pan-American exposition at Buffalo, New York, in the fall of 1901 Roosevelt who was vice-president under McKinley became president. He is known as a public man rather than as an author, yet he is a vigorous and graphic writer, as is shown by the historical works, "The Winning of the West," "The Naval War of 1812," and on the lives of Thomas H. Brenton and Governor Morris and, also by, "The Wilderness Hunter,' and his other books on ranch life and big game hunting In the west. Yours Trulv, Lucille M. White. Age 12 Box 256 Kirksville Mo RUTH SENDS SECOND LETTER. Courier Junior: Some weeks since little Ruth Elea nor Daggett sent a little letter to the Courier Junior and asked you to please publish it, but as it has not yet ap peared she has been greatly disap pointed. She is only 6 and one-half years old and never fails to have the whole of the Courier Junior page read to her. She has watched constantly for her letter. She is sick now and I a*n sure will look for her letter in Friday's Courier. I do hope you will publish same. I give it to you as I re member it. "I am only six and a half years old, but I have the Courier Junior sead to me every week. I enjoy it very much. I go to kindergarten school end like it very much. This is my first letter to the Courier Junior and I hope you will publish it. "I have a Fox Terrier. 'Kid' is Its name. He Is very cute. Good-bye. "Ruth Eleanor Daggett, "322 Bast Fifth St." Ottumwa, la. (Note—Ruth's first letter did not reach the editor of the Junior or else it would have been published. We are Sttrry that Ruth 1s sick and hoDe A ,**"HL'VVt ,• ..:N:-'\-'-^^rli'i"-:-^:- -A she will soon be well. We would like to have Ruth's picture.—Junior Edi tor.) HISTORY OF A ROLLING-PIN THAT IS 50 YEARS OLD. My mother's rolling-pin is very old. My grandfather Newman made It for my grandmother over 50 years ago. He made it out of a piece of linn wood. It 1b good yet. Mamma has used it for 25 years. Just think what a history of cook ies, pies, biscuit and doughnuts it could tell of if it could only talk. Everett Newman, age 10. Florence, Kansas. LELAND TELLS OF THE NEXT PRESIDENT. Dear Courier: I have been a reader of- the Tri Weekly Courier for about five years, but I have never before written for the Courier Junior. The man I am writing about Is the man, np in the tree in the cartoon of Tuesday, Feb. .10. William Jennings Bryan was born in Salem, 111., March 19. 1860. As a boy he was full if play. At the age of 15 he entered Whipple academy at Jacksonville, 111. During the summer of 1880 Mr. Bryan attended his first political meeting, because the audience failed to appear. After finishing at Whipple academy he entered the Union college of law it Chicago. On July 4, 1883 Mr. Bryav began tho practice of his profession at Jacksonville, ill. During the summer of 1884 a mod ern home was planned and built avl on Oct. 1, 1884 he was married. He went to Lincoln on legal busi ness and he was greatly impressed with the business enterprise there. He returned home with his plans for his removal there. He arrived at Lincoln on October 1, 1887. He was elected to congress in 1890. Lately he has been giving lectures. After next election I think people will take off their hats to President William Jennings Bryan. Leland Lawson, age 12. Hedrlck, Iowa. GOV. JOHNSON OF MINNESOTA John Johnson, thirty-threet years ago a little Sweede boy of thirteen was going about the town of St. Peter in Minnisota drawing a rude little wagon in which he was taking home the clothes his mother had washed to sup port herself and her children. And he is now the Governor of Minnesota. Gustav Johnson was the father of Johnson who came to this country about 50 years ago. He was a black smith and was known as a mighty smart boy, because he knew all about everything that was going on in the world. He became the Governor in 1904 and people began to say he was the man for the place. Clifford Johnson, Age 8 Floris la. MY HOME IN THE FOREST I will tell you about my home in the forest. I live in alittle low cottage made of logs. Two small rooms is all it contains. Huge oaks and linden trees are by the door. You ought to see the grand old (Heban Forest, as it is called) in autumn, when the trees are gorgeous in their leaves of many colors. My favorite place is a rustic seat under a big oak tree. This oak of which I am speaking must have stood many winters of snow, ice, and sleet and must have seen many a spring come with its beautiful flowers and blossoms, and with its wild roses and honey suckles and seen many wood cutters cut down the beautiful fir and evergreen for their Christmas parlors. My seat is made of the bark of the varaney tree, a tree which grows in the forest. It is a dark gray. The wiM violets and lilies and climbing roses are by the old nooK and the roses climb over the seat and are now growing steadily up the old oak. Would you like a home in the forest, with only birds and flowers for com panions? At night, especially, is the forest pretty, it is dark in the forest at night but when the round, red moon comes up it lights all the earth with its soft silvery light. There, too, is when I seek my dear old seat 'neath the old oak tree. Often would I sit by my self 'till the late hours of the night gazing at the still beauty of the scene. Then does one hear the lovely, soft song of the whipporwill and night-ln gale. All the birds seem to love the beautiful forest in moon-light. Often I hold my breath so as not to lose one owrd of that thrilling, soft song of the birds. Once in a while as I gaze at the beautiful night I am awakened from my blissful dream by the bark of Carlo or by the musical voice of sisterYeula summoning me home. I wish that all might visit my beautiful forest home. I am sure you should be welcomew. From Your Friend, Edna Ozella Morgan 419 South Davis Stre- South Ottumwa, Iowa. I AM A THIMBLE. I am a thimble. I am worn on ths finger when my mistress sews. Most of the time when I am wanted I am lost, and of all the tunny places they look for me it really is amusing lo think of. And they really find me where they left me for 1 cannot walk away, am made of several things— silver, gold, brass. I am very useful. Not many can sew without me. Helen Melvin, age 7. 318 North Marion St. Ottumwa, Iowa. A ROCKING CHAIR. When I was about a year old my Grandpa Schumaker bought me a lit tle rocking chair. It was varnished r*~fl «,~ -A'.'.'.-: •. with oak varnish and was trimmed with red and black paint. It was pretty little chair. My sister ten years old and my brother 3 years old anil I have all used the chair. I am 12 years old now, but I will be 13 the 2d of March. About three weeks ago last Sunday my aunt and uncle and three children were here. I was hold ing the baby and I went to sit down in the little rocking chair and the rocker broke off, and we upset back wards. It scared the baby, but it did not hurt us any. Then my papa took the chair out to the shop, and put it away. My papa is a blacksmith and a car penter and a farmer and can do all kinds of work. He has made a good deal of our furniture and it Is nice too. Well I must close. Yours truly, Tressa Schumaker. Drakeville, Iowa, R. R. No. 1. THE FAMILY CAT. We had a very nice old family cat, and she was about seven or eight years old when she died. She was a very good old cat. She caught rats and mice. When they came around our house she would get them as quick as she knew it. She would go around to the neighbors and get their mice out of the barns. But she was so old she died a year or two ago. We have lots of other cats at our house now Mabel Reifsnyder, 322 East Second St. Ottumwa Iowa. A MOUSE. One day I was sorting out the shoes we keep in our closet and when I went to put them back I looked In one of the shoes and thqre was a nest of mice. In an end of the shoe were some hazelnuts. In the other end of the shoe was the mice nest made out of silk pieces and of ribbons and in It, were four little mice. That night we saw the old mouse coming back and our old cat ran and caught, her. Your friend, Nellie P. Roland, age 8. Llbertyville, Iowa. HELEN TELLS OF THE FARM. I live on a farm of 80 acres. We raise hay, corn, wheat, cattle, hogs, sheep, horses, chickens, geese and turkeys. I believe I would rather live In the counttrv than in the city. In the country you can go out into the fields and meadows to play. In the country one has farther to walk to school, but it gives one mora exercise than to walk just a little ways. In the summer time when harvest t'me comes it is so much fun to get or' in the meadows in the hay to play and work. We go to Floris about once a week to do our trading. It the nearest place to go to trade. Helen Johnson. VALENTINE DAY AT SCHOOL. Dear Junior: As I have never written but on?e I will wrlfe about. Valentine day at school. We all had a nice time. We played like we had a postofllce. Two of us kept the postofllce and the rest came to get the mail, which was Val nnt'nes. I got two regular Valen tines and twenty made ones. We celebrate Valentine day to remember a kind man. He was very kind to the peop'e and children and he went to see them. Your friend, Nellie Baird, age 10. Douds, Iowa. MARGARET'S BROTHERS HAVE BEEN SICK. Dear Editor: My two brothers have been sick and I have been busy helping mamma after school. M. gdandma and my cousin from Os kaloosa, aunt and uncle and their son. Vincent, from Burlington, spent Christmas week with us. I have received some lovely post cards from Juniors and I thank them very much. I was very glad to get the letters from Mabel Reifsnyder and Ruth Kramer. I will nnswer them soon. I answered Dore Elder's letter but it came back to me from the df-ad let ter office at Washington. I will write to her again. Your little friend, Margaret Sunley. age 10, 2S12B Clark Ave, St. Louis, Mo. GEORGE WASHINGTON. George Washington was born Feb., 22, 1732. in Mt. Vernon and died Dec., 14. 1799. George Washington was 68 years of age when he died. He was the first president of the United States. He became oresident in 1787 and continued president until 1789. George Washington was a good-heart ed man. One day lie wan making a speech to some children and a turtle came crawling along. A cruel hoy nicked it up and swung it around his head again and again. Then let it drop with a broken shell. George became angry and replied. "Who did that toward God's little creature which has as much ri^ht on earth as von have." The children thought that George was right. Your Junior, Margaret Whelan, age 9, Ottumwa. la.. 328 W. Fifth St. WILLIE WRITES TO HIS UNCLE DUDLEY. Dear Uncle Dudley: As I have never written before I will write. I live on a farm in the country. I like the country better than town, because I can have a big time in the timber. I have a pony and a colt a year old and a sow over a year old. I had three pigs last summer, but I sold them. I got $35 for the three. I have a cat. His name is Tom. 1 like horses best of animals, because they are most useful. I bought a little sorrel colt for $45. I sold her for $50 and paid $70 for another. I call him Charlie. He is nice and gentle. I have a halter for M. ^•11 1^4^ The Courier junior OTTUMWA IOWA MARCH 3, 190S. him. I want to buy a colt to go with him. I had a little calf but I sold her for $10. My papa is 37 years old. I have a half brother and sister. Their names are Grace and Ar mon. Grace is 3 years old and Ar mon is four. I have been sick for 6 weeks. I will not go to school again this winter. We have 19 head of yearlings and a little calf, and 2 cows papa has 5 head of horses and 200 chickens. We have 16 head of brood sows, 6 head of hogs that we are fattening and 3 little pigs. I am 11 years old. I drive my pony to Sunday school every Sunday and Grace and Armon go with me. Willie Fitch. Richland, Iowa. A ROLLING PIN. Once upon a time there was ar\ oak tree standing among the trees In the forest. The oak tree wondered what would become of It. So one day it saw a n.an was comln°- The man was in a wagon and he had chopped down some other trees and was going to chop down this one. Then he chopped down the oak tree and put It in the wagon with the other trees and took them home. The next day the man took the trees to a factiory and told the men to make rolling pins out of them. The next week the man went after the rolling pins. Then he sold the rolling pins to a merchant and they rolled biscuits for hundreds of people. Edith Swenaringer, age 11, Hedrlck. la., box 194. GRACE WRITES FROM COLORADO Dear Editor.— As I have never written to the Jun ior before, I will write about my school. I go to the Columbia school. My teacher's name is Mary Weller. Our principal's name is Miss Wright. She is from Oskaloosa, Iowa. I am in the c«:jcond grade, A class. I ride my wheel every day to school. I will close for this time. Yours truly, Grace Clifton. Colorado Springs, Colo. 627 Unltah .street. Margaret Carnegie, Heir to the Carnegie Millions Little 10-year-old Margaret Carne gie is one of the richest girls in Amer ica today, and if her father should die without a will would be the rich est but it is thought he will leave a great part of his immense wealth to charity and education. When Marga ret. was 8 years old her father gave her as a birthday gift the massive palace at the corner of Fifth avenue between Ninetieth and Ninety-first streets, a fortune of more than a mil lion dollars in itself. Little Margaret is today a strong, healthy child and has inherited a generous disposition from her parents. VALENTINE DAY AT SCHOOL. rr-i: •. .•• -.r-r^* ^Sfmi mp.- 1 I always like to have Valentine day come and I hope the Juniors do. I didn't go to school on Valentine day this year. I always have a nice time when I do. I didn't get any valentines this year but hope I will get some next year. Well, as my letter is getting long, I will close. Your friend Addie Bradbury, age 14.' Pulaski, Iowa. THE HOME OF WASHINGTON. On the Patomac river, sixteen miles below our national capital, is a spot that all boys and girls ought to visit. It is the home of George Washington and is called Mt. Vernon. To the left is a beautiful garden. There are many old plants of Washington, one that Lafayette gave him is a hydranga. A little way off is a plant called sago that was grown in Washington's time. There are some roses called Mary Washington roses. The were brought from France and named by Washington for his mother. In front is a large lawn where there is an orchard, a garden and a deer park. The barn that was built a hundred years ago is made of bricks. In the coach house is Washington's coach, which was lost, but was restored a few years ago. After following a path from the house you can see a large iron gate. Inside of this gate are two marble coffins. One :s that of George Wash ington and the other of his wife, Mar tha Washington, In 1759 George married a young widow with two children, one bov and one girl. He called the boy Jaclty and the 'girl Patsv. After they were married a little while George sent to London for tea shillings' worth of toys six little books for Jacky and a large doll dressed very fine for Patsy. George got a piano for Nellie Curtis. Washington's house was all very wonderful. His bed chamber was the finest of all. On a marble lay his Bible where Martha had been reading just before his death. His bed is still standing. George Washington was the first president and was a great man. He died in 1799. He was born in 1732. Yours truly, Effle Howard. A CHRISTMAS STORY. I thought I would write you and tell ou what I got for Christmas. I got a cradle, Teddy bear, box of bon bons, bubble pie, nice box of blocks, three fancy handkerchiews, locket, glass knife, all my dolls dressed beautifully, sewing box, bottle of perfume, beads, locket, ring, gauntlet gloves, U. S. mail box, a dollar in money, two pic tures, nuts, oranges, Christmas tree all decorated beautifully and a lovely din ner. After dinner I had church with my four clolls and Teddy bear. I had to sing by myself and say prayer by myself. I waited ten minutes to hear some one of my company to respond but they never said a word. I put my dolls in the parlor and two dolls and Tedy bear In my cradle and I have a pet kitten and her name is Sally. Ever night she gets on my Teddy in the cradle to sleep and Teddy says nothing but peep. This is my first letter to the Cour ier Junior. I am 8 years old. Yours truly, Rhoelne Boltz. Ottumwa, la., 489 Jay street. 1 THE FAMILY CAT. We have a family cat. she is white and blue. We call her puss. She Is a nice kitty. She will catch mice and give thepi to the little black kitty. When we go out doors to play Old Puss will go with us. Puss will follow us to school every morning. My little sister says that Old Puss is her kitty. When we go skating Old Puss will have to go with us. too. OH Puss will lay on our laps and go lo sleep. She came to our house one day last sum mer and has been there ever since. I can't think of much to write about the family cat this time. If I receive a postal will wit" anothed story next time. Yours truly, Olive Baker. Curtis Neb. OLIVE'S BIRTHDAY PRETTY SOON Dear Editor: As I have read so many little girls letters to the Junior I thought I would write. I have writ ten once before. Hike to read the Junior page and think it. is nice. My school was out the last of January. My teacher's name was Miss Myrtle Pedan. I live three quarters of a mile from school. I could not go the last week of school on account of the measles. My birthday comes very soon. I will be ten years old. I think the Christmas stocking club is nice, My Papa takes the Tri-Weegly Couier Hoping to receive a post card I am, Yours Truly, Olive McReynolds Floris, Iowa., R. F. D. No 2 Box 72. MAUDE HAS FOUR SISTERS. Dear Editor: have been .going to school in Chis holm. I mad a mile to walk. My ^acher's name was Ruth Cessna. She if? going to teach next term. I like to go to school. I have four sisters— Ruth, Mary, Emma and Nancy and one brother. His name is Ben. His wife Is named Charlotte. They are boarding at the Avery hotel. There is a pond close to my house and 1 love to skate. We have lots of fun in the winter, coasting and skating. Yours truly. Maudie Squires, age 10. Chisholm, Iowa. A BOY WHO LIVES NEAR ELDON. Dear E'Vtor: I have written once before and I did not see my letter in print, so I .thought I would write again. I live two miles north of Eldon on the Edge wood farm. My papa han two horses, 7 cows and 5 calves. I have one brother 5 years old. My brother and I will start to school in the spring. We will have two miles to go. I like to read the Junior. Well I will close for my letter is getting long. Good bye, Clarence Pedrick, age 7. R. F. D. No. l, Eldon, la. VALENTINE DAY AT SCHOOL. Dear Editor.— We had a valentine box at school on Valentine day. I got seven nice valentines and they were all pretty. I had a nice time and hope to have another one next year. Then when I went to the mail box the next day I found a valentine post card and it was the nicest of all. It was from the Courier Junior. I was much pleased with it. My classmates got pretty val entines also. I am a Tri-Weekly Jun ior. Well, as my letter is getting long I will close. From your Junior. Nettie Ninemires. Jameson, Mo. R. F. D. No. 3. GEORGE WASHINGTON. George Washington, the first presi dent of the United States and the most noted man of the United States was born In Westmoreland county, Va„ Feb. 22, 1732. When he was six teen he was made surveyor of the Fairfax property in Virginia. Through his brother Lawrence he was made surveyor of tho land. Because his brother had married into that fam ily. In doing this work he camped out in the forests and was in* constant danger of Indians. When the French and Indian war Droke out, he was sent by Governor Dinwiddie of Vir ginia to warn the French. Washing ton's defense for Fort Necessity was so strong that it made him command der-in-chief of all Virginia forces. He served in Braddock's army at Fort Duquesne, though ne had four but tons shot off his coat and two horses shot under him. At the close of the war he married Mrs. Martha Curtis, a wealthy widow. And he settled down at Mt. Vernon, which had been left him by his brother Lawrence. Here he lived for twenty years the life of a southern planter. He owned a large number of slaves. At the death of his wife, his s'aves were alt let fr^e by his will. He was several times a member of the Virginia legislature, where Patrick Henry caled him "the greatest man in the assembly," in 1774 he was sent to the continental congress. After the battles of Lex ington and Concord congress on mo tion of John Adams, generously se lected George Washington command er-in-chief of the army. Refusing any salary he accepted the position, ask ing every gentleman in the room to remember his declaration, for he said he did not consider himself equal to command. After that war he retired to his home on the Potomac. When the convention met in Philadelphia they wanted to elect a first president. Then they remembered the brave deed of George Washington and he was chosen the first president of thq United States in 178S. He was re elected in 1792 and refused an elec tion in 1796. He made his farewell address September 17, 1796, and re tired to Mount Vernon. After a short illness taken while planting a tree, he took a cold and died December 14, 1799. John Marshall made the mo tion of saying, "First in War, First in Peace, First in the Heart of His Countrymen." He was 6 feet 2 inches inj height, large frame, brown hair, ai|i blue eyes, and was very dignified aijl self controlled. He had no chil dren of his own, but adopted two grandchildren of his wife. Mabel Reifsnyder,. 522 East Second St. Ottumwa, la. THEODORE ROOSEVELT. Theodore Roosevelt was born Oct. 27, 1858 In New York city. In blood Mr. Roosevelt is one-quarter Holland Ish and three-quarters Scotch, Irish and French Hugenot. He graduated in 1880. It was he who led the rough riders up the San Juan hill to victory. He was elected governor of New York in 1898. He was elected vice president of the United States In 1900. By the death of Mr. McKinley he became president of the United States Sept. 14. 1901. He was elected by the republicans in 1904 for president, and his term expires on March 4, 1909. Roosevelt is quite fond of hunting for big game, such as moose, moun tain lions and bears. He was once a cowboy. Some thought him a tenderfoot but ho learned them to respect him. One cowboy by the name of "Long Ike" thought he would run a bluff on "Teddy." As they were lined up along a drinking bar he picked Roosevelt as the man he could bluff. But Roosevelt showed him better. Like a flash he threw him to the floor, then put him on his feet, and as he took him out doors took his revolver from him and threw him on the ground so hard he could not get up for five minutes. Bessie Davis, age 13. Ollie, Iowa. R. F. D. No. 1, Box 58. EARL HAS 22 HEAD MARKS. Dear Editor.—: I have been reading the Junior let ters and thought it would be nice to write one myself. I go to school and am in the second grade, in the primary room. I have 22 head marks. There are 14 pupils in my class. My teacher's name is Gertrude Rob inson. We all like her very much. I have had lots of fun sliding this winter. That is all I will write for the first time. Earl Miller, age 7. Bonaparte, Iowa. SISTERS ARE LUCY AND LORA. Dear Editor.— I have never written to the Courier Junior before. I am a little girl 8 years old. I go to school at Bridgeport. My teacher's name is Chloe Con ley. I have two sisters, their names are Lucy and Lora. I will close. Erma Myers. Eddvville Iowa. R. R. No. 1. OUR VALENTINE DAY AT SCHOOL We had a valentine box at our school house this year We had lots oi fun and'a good time. The box was al most full of ugly and pretty valen tines. My schoolmate and I read off the names and verses. We all laugh ed very much. I got five, two ugly ones and three pretty ones. My teach er got nine. As I haven't any more time I will close haping to receive a postal. I am 12 years old. Eva McEwen. Braman. Okla. R. R. No. 1. GEORGE WASHINGTON. Several months before the end of the war Washington resigned his command and retired to Mt. Vernon. Fig brother Lawrence had died some time before, and now the fine estate was his own. Not long after this he was married to a handsome widow, Mrs. Martha Curtis, who also was the owner of a larfe estate. Washington was now one of the' richest men in Virginia. He was elected member of •iiili Willi IP ss: NOTICE. FOR THE CHlLDTfEN. the house of burgesses and thus be came one of the lawmakers for the colonies. For many years he lived tho life of a country gentleman, oversee ing the work on his plantations, huntr ing foxes with his sport-loving neinlw bors and going down to Williatra-1 burg every winter to help make th3 laws in the House of Burgesses. Russell, Iowa. GOLD CAKE. Vs. cup butter, yolks of 8 eggsb eater» till thick, cup milk, 2 cuos flour, 3 teaspoonfuls baking powder flour to taste. Eula Kline, Russell, Iowa, R. R., No. 2. HICKORY NUT FILLING FOR CAKE Boil together one teaspoonfui of sugar and a little water until the mix ture becomes brittle then drop in cold water. Remove from the Are and pour It on the well-beaten white of one egg. Add a teaspoonfui of hickorynut meats and put between layers. SfS' Saiiifs'" All letters for Is department mu4 .. «*•1J fee addressed: '•Courier Junior," s-'. "Ottumwa, 4 "Iowa." Eunice Hubbard, age 10. Cantri!, Iowa, R. F. D. No. 3. I tWtWWWHWWWW'WI: 'r •, JUNIOR RECEIPTS. 4- NUT CAKE. "i Cream cup, 1 cup butter with 1 cup of sugar. Add the whites of 9" eggs beaten very light, 1% cups flour, 2 teaspoonfuls of baking powder, sifted?' with flour and two-thirds cup milk. ,• Stir flour and milk in a little at a tirno ar.d the last thing add 1 cup chonpcd'' English walnuts. Bake in shallow" tins. Your Junior friend, r:: Jennie Rupe, age 12, Cabot, Ark., R. R. No. 2. OAT IVicAL GEM. Soak over night two cups of oat»: meal in a pint of sweet milk in the morning add tw'o beaten eggs, a tablespoonful of sugar, a heaping tea spoon of baking powder, salt and bake' in gem pans in a hot oven. Ever your Junior friend, Otto Rupe, age 11 Cabot, Ark., R. R., No. 2. SPANISH BUNS. One pint of flour one pint of sugar,: one cup of milk, fo eggs, one cup" of butter, one tablespoonful of ground cinnamon, one teaspoonfui of ground clover, three teaspoonfuls of baking powder. When done sprinkle with sugar. Goldie Ralston, Drakesville, low" "BRAKEMAN CAKE." Three eggs, two cups of sugar, one cun of butter, one cup of sweet millc. the cups of flour, three teaspoonfuls oi baking powder. Flavor to taste. Hazel Wright, Russell, F. D., No. 2. SUET PUDDING. Hi cup butter, yolks of 8 eggs beaten raisins, pound of curants, 1 heap ing cup of sugar, iys cup of suor m'lk, 1 teaspoonfui of soda 2 egg3 cinnamon to flavor. Flour to make a stiff batter and put in a pudding bag, thus giving the pudding room enough to raise a little. Boil in a pot or water three hours. Lucy Larimer, Your Junior, Leora Lewis, box 53, Russell, Iowa. TOMMY'S STRANGE PARTY Tommy Smith was spending the winter with an uncle and aunt In the sunny southland. Tommy's mother and father had gone to Europe on a business trip, and had decided to let Tommy remain in his native land thua keeping him in school without inter ruption. During the first week of his parens absence Tommy felt very lonely, in deed, and many were the hours that he longed and longed to be with Papa and Mamma, who were sailing on tha great Atlantic ocean. But on the second Saturday after his parents' departure Tommy waa awakened early morning and his aunt, who said to him: "Come, Thomas Henry, and get. up and dress quickly. I have a great a great, and splendid surprise in store for you today. Don't ask a single question but get in your Sunday suit and best hat and shoes and be ready for breakfast within twenty minutes, for at the expiration of three quarters of an hour we'll ba starting." "Starting where?" asked Tommy, scratching one ear and rubbing ona eye to get awake. "Now, Thomas Henry, didn't I tell you not to ask a single questian?" And Tommy's Aunt Mary laughed and Bhook her head at the still drowsy boy. "Come, open wide your eyes, for I promise a good time is in store for you." And then Aunt Mary was gone from Tommy's room, and ho could hear her bustling about in the kitchen down stairs preparing break fast. Tommy dashed some cold water over his face, and was soon as wide awake as he could be. Then recall*, Ing all that his good aunt had said to him he almost jumped Into his Sunday best, taking palnB to lace his shoes up very neatly, not missing a single hole. Then down stairs he went with, a bound, and was in the dining ropm— which was a big, open porch—and waa saying a cheery good morning to his Jolly uncle, who was also attired in his "dress-ups." "Well, Thomas Henry," cried Unci® Joe, "Aunt Mary says there's some thing doing today. Can you gues3 what it is?" "But I mustn't guess," declared Tommy. "Guessing would only be one form of asking questions. And Aunt Mary has told me—" "To get to the table this minute and have breakfast," said Aunt Mary, bustling into the room with the tray of coffee, toast and eggs. "Come, no time to lose. We've got to leave thia house at 8:30. It's almost 8 now." (To be continued).