VOL. NO. 31
The Courier Junior
COURIER PRINTING CO.,
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 ROLLING PIN.
MY MAMMA'S BISCUIT CUTTER.
S ROCKING CHAIR.
MY HIGH CHAIR.
•'•T-TAT A LOOKING GLASS
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
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
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.
Lucille M. White.
Age 12 Box 256 Kirksville Mo
RUTH SENDS SECOND LETTER.
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
"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."
(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
she will soon be well. We would like
to have Ruth's picture.—Junior Edi
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.
LELAND TELLS OF THE NEXT
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
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
Leland Lawson, age 12.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
A ROCKING CHAIR.
When I was about a year old my
Grandpa Schumaker bought me a lit
tle rocking chair. It was varnished
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
VALENTINE DAY AT SCHOOL.
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.
MARGARET'S BROTHERS HAVE
My two brothers have been sick and
I have been busy helping mamma after
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
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 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.
Margaret Whelan, age 9,
Ottumwa. la.. 328 W. Fifth St.
WILLIE WRITES TO HIS UNCLE
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
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
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
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
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.
A ROLLING PIN.
Once upon a time there was ar\ oak
tree standing among the trees In the
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
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,
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.
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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
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.'
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
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
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
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
George Washington was the first
president and was a great man. He
died in 1799. He was born in 1732.
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
I am 8 years old.
Ottumwa, la., 489 Jay street.
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'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,
Floris, Iowa., R. F. D. No 2 Box 72.
MAUDE HAS FOUR SISTERS.
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.
Maudie Squires, age 10.
A BOY WHO LIVES NEAR ELDON.
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.
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.
R. F. D. No. 3.
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.
522 East Second St.
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.
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.
R. F. D. No. 1, Box 58.
EARL HAS 22 HEAD MARKS.
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
That is all I will write for the first
Earl Miller, age 7.
SISTERS ARE LUCY AND LORA.
I have never written to the Courier
I am a little girl 8 years old.
I go to school at Bridgeport.
My teacher's name is Chloe Con
I have two sisters, their names are
Lucy and Lora.
I will close.
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.
R. R. No. 1.
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
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.
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
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.
All letters for Is department mu4
Eunice Hubbard, age 10.
Cantri!, Iowa, R. F. D. No. 3.
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.
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,
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.
Russell, F. D., No. 2.
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,
Leora Lewis, box 53,
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
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 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
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
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
"Well, Thomas Henry," cried Unci®
Joe, "Aunt Mary says there's some
thing doing today. Can you gues3 what
"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).
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