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A 1 VOL. 4 NO. 10 The Courier Junior Published by THE COURIET. PRINTING CO.. OTTUMWA, IOWA. MATILDA DEVEREAUX. EDITOR. THE JUNIORS' SUBJECTS. Dear Juniors. Today the Juniors •who sent in subjects tor the "Want "Subject" contest will have the pleas ure of reading many excellent stories written by their Junior friends. We are sure that all the Juniors who worked in this contest will be quite complimented to know that their sub fleets were chosen for euch interesting essays. As we suppose that other Juniors .will wish to write on the Juniors' sub jects we will publish them again, as [the contest, does not close until Tues day, Oct. 13. The subjects and the names of the authors follow: "How Birds, Wild Animals and In '.sects Procure Food for Winter." [Beryl Daniels. "My Choice of Occupation." —Ret fta Ruark. I "Colonel Ballingall." —Forest Web er. "Housekeeping." Juliette Elsen jbeis. "Traveling." Elma Gladys Gor tlon. "My Future Ocoupation." Orville ^Morgan. "Our School."—Mae Shaffer. "The Candidates of 1796." Beat •rice Lynch. "County Officers."—Belle Rush. A PRE8IDENT'8 CONTEST. Besides working in the above con test. we want the Juniors to write KtorieB on the following subjects, and the first, twelve sending in the best short essays on one of the following subjects will receive a pretty paper doll, If a girl, and a pretty leather postal if a boy. The Juniors working Jn this contest will receive their "Fluffy Ruffles" this week. We were I able to get. an extra supply of paper dolls, so decided to have another con test which opens at oncc: J. Q. Adams. .Tames Buchanan. James Madison. James Monroe. Andrew Jackson. Zachary Taylor. James Polk. John Tyler. W. H. Harrison. Martin Van Buren. William McKinley. Orover Cleveland. Benjamin Harrison Chester Arthur. Abraham Lincoln. James Garfield. R. B. Hayes. U. S. Grant ... SOUVENIR POSTALS. We are still sending out beautiful postals, so we will want the Juniors to write stories about the subjects represented on. them. We do not want the Juniors to ackonwledge tWem by simply thanking us or writing a re ceipt. Either write on the subjects they represent, or else write a nice little letter tellmg us of your pets, your home, the beautiful flowers or something else of interest. We will still give souvenir albums to the Juniors when they have 2 pos tals from the Courier Junior. ANOTHER SURPRISE PRIZE. Wlhm i«way LETTER We hope that jnany more of the Juniors will write letters. We will of for another surprise prize and all the Juniors can work for -,t besides work ing in the regular contests. The Juniors might write letters to some absent member of their family, or else they might pretend to be away on a trip and write home. 8IX RULES FOR THE JUNIORS. 1. ITse one side of the paper onlv. 2. Write neatly and legibly, using ink or a sharp pencil. 3. Number your pages. 4. At the bottom of the last page write your name, age and address. 5. Always tell whether you are a Daily Junior or a Tri-Weekly Junior. 6. Address the envelope to Editor, Courier Junior, Ottumwa, Iowa. Roddies Witts a 2 airy "Come Tottie, let's go into the yard an" play fairy!" cried Toddles to his little sister. The morning was warm and bright, .iust like summer, though it was the first of October. Every where the leaves were turning red and yellow and brown, painting the land scape to look just like a great autumn •picture in the parior of Teddies and Tottie's home. "Who'll be fairy this time?" asked Tottie, gay in the happy anticipation of playing a game dear to her and her brother. "Who'll be fairy, bruver?" "I'll be fairy, Tottie, for the las', time we played you was fairy, an' you "J got upon the carriage sued for the' clouds. I'll clinch up the elm tree what has all the limbs a-growing out of its sides. It's so easv to climb "All right," agreed Tottie. And the two ran into the big fenced (back yard, where there were a great many splendid trees of spreading limbs, Just the sort of place .for the rgame of "fairy." 1 "Now, I'll lie down on the bed of leaves," the two ran into the big fenced back yard, where there were a great many splendid trees of spread ing limbB, just the sort of place for the game of "fairy." "Now, I'll lie down on the bed of leaves.", said Tottie, dropping on the ground, which was strewn with leaves of brilliant colors that had fall en from the trees. "An' I'll play I am a poor lady what is very, very sick, an' lying in a hovel. An' I'll piay my little boy and girl have gone to their grandmother's for some bread to keep me from starving, an' that a great wolf meets them on the road an' about to eat 'em up when you—who's the fairy—comes flying from the clouds an' tells me of my little children's danger. You touch me with a wand and it makes me well, an' I jump up an' get into a chariot what you've brought wif you, an' away me fly liko the win' and save my children." "Oh, yes, that'll be lots of fun!" de clared Toddles. Then he climed into the tree that Tottie had lain down un der, the elm tree with the many low growing branches. Once perched on a spreading limb—about six feet from the ground—Toddles said: "I'm all ready now, Tottie. Le's begin." "Well, I'll play I'm calling my little boy an' girl. Come, Ethel Grace an' Harry James, mamma wants a drink of water! Oh.'what—are mv children goned? Oh, what will I do? I'm so very, very ill. And Tottie stretched herself and moaned as if lying on a bed of sickness. "Oh, my'children! What will become of them? S'pose a wolf snould catch tuem and eat them tip? Oh, what can I do to save them?" Again Tottie groaned aloud and turned on her bed of leaves. "Now play I heard you and am com ing," called Toddles from above. "All right," said Tottie In a very healthv voice. "Ah, good woman, here am I," call ed Toddles in a falsetto voice. "I can save thou and your children. They are now being followed by a great wolf what means to devour them, clothes and all, even to their hair." Oh, oh, oh, good fairy, save mv little children!" wailed Tottie in a very weak voice "Oh. you oughtn't to have called me a fairy yet, for you aren't s'posed to know who I am till I tell you," cried Toddles impatiently. "Now, play, 'at you don't know who I am. Just play 'at you call out. and ask me "Oh, all right,' bruver," said Tottie. Then she assumed her weak voice again. "Oh, kind person, who are you?" "I'm a fairy from the clouds," ex plained Toddles in the high falsetto voice. "And if thou will go with me we can overtake your little children before the wolf gets them." "But I am so ill that I can't rise from my bed of rags,' said Tottie, writhing as if in pain. "Ah. I'll make you well." said Tod dles, pulling a little sprig from the tree bough to use as a wand. "I'll wave my wand over you and make you strong again. Here! One, two, three!" And Toddles waved the little branch above Tottie's head. But in his eag erness to wave it well—as he thought a real fairy would do were she wav ing a wand—the little fellow leaned too far out from the bough support ing him and lost his balance. Down he fell with a bump on the ground be low that, made him give forth a shriek like a Comanche Indian. Tottie, hearing tt.e noise of his fall ing. leaped up in time to save her self from being in the way of his fall, and stood laughing at the poor fairv whose wings had failed in their duty. "Oh, you looked so fun-ny, bruver!" said Tottie, between laughs. "Well, you needn't giggle over it, said Toddles, sitting *up and rubbing his bruised head. "It didn't feel good to fall like that. If the limbs hadn't a-caughfr me as I came down I might have broke my arm or maybe my leg or something. But if you're going to giggle I won't play any more. I'll let the wolf eat your little children, so I will." And Toddles got. up in a very indignant frame of minu and shook the dry leaves and dust from his head and clothes. 'Oh, I'll not giggle any more," prom ised Tottie, coming to her brother's side and helping to dust him off. "Come, le's keep on playin' till we've got my little children away from the big wolf. Ann' if we dc.i't hurry up about it we'll be too late." All right." said Toddles, again in a good humor. "Play 'at I'm down tha clouds already, an' that you're well an' that we've got into my chariot—what is pulled^ through the clouds by elk— and are off for the woods where your little children are being followed bv the wolf." Then, with Tottie beside him, hold ing to him arm, Toddles called to his elk to be off. and awa/ they ran, pre tending the chariot was carrying them like the wind through the air. And Just as they had rescued the little play children from the big wolf they heard their mother's voice calling them: "Come, dearies. Freddie and May are here to play with you for an hour. Come, you may serve luncheon to them on the lawn." Then the chariot, the elk, the fairy and even the two children were forgot ten and Toddles and Tottie ran in the house as fast as they could to greet their little play-fellows, Freddy and May, who had come from across th«s street to pay them a visit. earn So ©Xvey 3 a a "Learn to obey i.ne captain," said Mr. Dodge to his son, a boy of six teen years. "What do you mean, father? What I captain must I obey?1 "I want, you to join the Army if Strong Men and obe.- the captain within you,' replied Mr. Dodge then he paused for a reply. "I see what you mean." said the boy, after a moment's thought. "I'll enlist, and I will obey the captain." "The true test is to obey the cap tain when obedience hurts," the fath er added, taking the boy's hand in his. "You will have many oppoftunities to apply the test. If you obey ojily when it pleases you will soon cease to hear his voice, and become a useless, unre liable man—a man without a con science." Mr. Dodge was a florist, and the large tract of land that he occupied with green houses, nurseries, groves and barns, placed their nearest neigh bor quite a distance a*ray. A few months alter the conversa tion recorded had taken place, Clar ence was again called into the office for a morning's talk. "I'm going to the city. Clarence," said Mr. Dodge, as the boy entered. "I shall be gone three days, and I shall leave the care of the home in your hands. Can you undertake the re sponsibility?" The boy laughed. "It is a greater -esponsibility than you suppose," continued Mr. Dodge. "You are to see thf.t your mother 's made comfortable and happy I'O cheerfully and willingly all the little things she will ask of you keep tin woodbox filled, and be kind to her and thoughtful of her at all times. You will take my place at night by seeing that the doors and windows are se curely fastened, and the lights out. You will keep your mother company, and see that there is nothing to give her fear. Can you do all this?" "I can," said Clarence, proudly "I'll attend to all these things, and mother shall be well protected." Mr. Dodge was pleased with this reply. He turned to his desk to ar range some business matters, and Clarence walked to the windows to watch the snowstorm. "If this keeps on," he said, joyfully, "we shall have fine sleighing for the party, Friday." "Oh,, yes," said Mr. Dodge, "the sleigh-ride party, who are going to this party?" "All the boys and girls in the vil lage. Mr. Tinder has given us hi/i large truck and team. We have plan ned to ride around until ten o'clock, and then go to Mrs. Mason's. Mrs. Mason has invited us for a candy-pull, and some say she is going to cook supper." Mr. Dodge smiled. "No doubt she will." he added. "At any rate, you can be sure of good sleighing. Friday you say?" "Yes Friday!" Mr. Dodge was thoughtful for a mo ment. "Oh, well," he siid. suddenly. "I shall be back Friday morning, so that will be all* right." Clarence was proud of the responsi bility placed with him. His earnest, serious attention was the sourse of much happiness and satisfaction to Mrs. Dodge. The snow continued for two days. Friday the sky cleared. "A great day for the sleigh-ride party!" exclaimed Clarence, when he looked out of his bedroom window. At breakfast, he talked of nothing else. During tlje day, much to the distrac tion of his mother. I12 blew lusty blasts 011 a large horn purchased for the occasion. The two regular morning trains from Buffalo had come and gone but neither mother nor son gave serious thought to the father's absence. The boy came to dinner excited and full of party news. He had seen same of the boys and girls, and had learned that a hot supper at Mrs. Mason's was IK'"' certain feature of the great event. Mr. Dodge did not return 011 the two o'clock train. Mrs. Dodge began to fear that he would not get back that day: and she dreaded the possi bility of being alone during the even ing. The house was so far from any other, that, even if there was cause for alarm, it would be useless to call for help. It was this feeling of being shut away from everybody that filled her with fear. She thought of this, and she called on Mrs. Jamison to ask her to bring the. baby and stay all night. But the baby had not .been well for several days, and Mrs. Jami son felt she ought riot to take the risk. Mrs. Dodge prepared an early sup per. so that Clarence might be "dress ed and ready when the sleigh called. "I wonder whether father will get here tonight?" said Clarence at the table. "There is one more train the six o'clock special. Possibly he will come on that. After supper, Clarence dressed quickly. When all was done, he blew a blast on the horn that brought his mother running to the room. "Is that noise to announce that you are ready?'' "It is, mother. I am ready snd waiting.' "Quite early, r.ren'tr you? It is bare ly six o'clock." Just at this moment, they heard the wild screech of the six o'clock spe cial, as it whirled around the bend and through the valley. "I hope father is on that train,"' said Clarence. They sat oy the fire talking, until the clock on the mantel struck the half hour. "I don't believe that your father will get home tonight," said Mrs. Dodge, as'she rcse to leave the room. "He has been detained by business, no doubt and could not get away as soon as he expected." Clarence became thoughtful. His el bows propped on his knees, and his chin rested in his uands, he sat, gaz ing into the blazing, crackling, cozy fire. A sound, afar off. startled him. It was an almost inaudible toot of a •2. The Courier Junior OTTUMWA IOWA OCTOBER 190S. horn. He went to the window and looked out,' and then came back and stood by the fire, siler.t and grave. He could hear more horns now, and shouting. He decided to do something to the parlor, after it was done, he went upstairs. Louder and louder grew the noises horns were tooting boys were shout ing, girls were laughing and scream ing. "Clarence Dodge! Clarence Dodge. By this time, the sleigh had reached the house, and Mrs. Dodge was calling up the stairway. "I am coming, mother?" was the re ply, and she thought it lacked the us ual enthusiasm. When he came down, she noticed a change. The sweater was exchanger! for a shirt and collar. The cloth in soles were replaced by house slippers. He opened the front door, and was greeted with prolonged cheering. It was some. time before he could be heard. "I cannot go tonight." he said very calmly. "I am sorry. Father did not get back from fhe city, and I must, not leave mother alone." It was the firm decision of a boy who had made up his mind. Thev tried to persuade him. but it was use less. There was' no wavering no vis ible longing for the thing he had giv en up no sorrow displayed, and no regrets. "Why did you give up your pleas ure for me, Clarence," she asked as she kissed -lm. "Father told me to think of you. He trusted me—and—" "And what?" "And—well—I have joined the Army of Strong Men, and the captain order ed me to stay with you tonight." The mother thanked God that night for such a son. 4H1 Washington will miss a group of interesting children. call of Turkish Minister MeHmed All Bey. The minister's two boys and three girls, have formed one of the most interesting grouus of any that have been seen in Washington. STORIES—LETTERS. RAYMOND'S CHURCH. I Dear Editor: I- am going to tell you about our church. It is called the First M. E. church. This county was opened for settlement seven years ago, the 6th of this month and Rev. G. H. Rey nolds organized a class here. He did not stay long. Rev. Lilly came and a church was soon built. It is located on the corner of Second and Wash ington streets. It is a frame building. It is finished real nice and has nice furniture, also organ and piano. The present minister is Rev. R. O. Callahan. He and his wife live in the parsonage, a nice little cottage just east of the church. Their lawn and the church lawn is kept so nice. We' have Sunday school every Sun day at 10 a. m. Mr. Fen is the super intendent. There are nine classes. I am in the primary. Mrs. Young is our teacher. We all like her. We have nice little chairs to sit on. I will name some of my classmates: Marguerite Young, Garland May, Vio let Rummelfleld, Howard Bolon and his sister and Esther Baldwin, Arthur and Richard Fen. There are several others in the class besides my broth er. Morris and I. We get little cards with verses on, and large cards with the Golden Text, and little story papers. I got a silver star for going to oundav school for three months without missing. If I go a year without missing I will get a gold star. Well I believe 1 have told all I can about our church and Sunday school, and if I should be one of the lucky' Juniors I would be so glad to get Hobart, Okla. j# '1 pair of roller skates. Your friend, Raymond Finney, age 5. LYDIA WRITES A LETTER. Dear Editor: The postal the Courier Junior sent was very nice. I thank the Courier Junior very much for it. The picture is about some castle in .the British Islands. It has a tower on the ex treme top and two round shaped win dows near the tower. It has a clock in the middle. The time on the clock 1 is twenty minutes after ten. It has an oblong shaped window at the bot tom. There is a large door in th9 castle and a guard is watching the castle. There is *a large tree by the castle door. It is" a very high build ing. The tower of the castle is made into sort, of a small house. I will close. Your friend, Lydia Hord, age 11. 639 W. Mechanic St., Ottumwa. COUNTY OFFICERS. For my subject I would choose "County Officers." The reason why is that in the city schools they- da not teach about the county officers and so if a friend should ask you to name them you would be able to do it, or if they should ask you to spell their names you could do it. Then if you should move to another state, they would think, "My, what fine schoo!s Wapello county has." Belle Rush, age 11. 121i North Wapello St., Ottumwa. "HOW MANLY BLUFF WON." r"(^n the basket cake, but had just common bread and butter and he thought it was rnucu better because his mother made .t herself. He always seemed to be pleased with what he had and always thought he was better off than the other boys. Well this is the time for school to take up, and there are all kinds of children some clean and neat, and some coarse and rough looking and one rough looking boy by the name of Jimm Stagg. He didn't seem to to school every day and I will get a Oa.l*P t'ftr sitvlish fOnthtJO anrntkfhiiny .. 1 care for stylish clothes, but something certificate Monday. that was durable and strong. Ho Our school house is a mile from could get more wear out of his clothes where we live. It is nice to go to than some of the other boys school in summer time. It is so shadv there. He carried his lunch in a pa- the woods. fif' iS.° v.let w/ ..+• v:,.y /.•XOTOYAW/.YJ'.V. 'M V: ii $ W it & «k «. *.v.v.v.* due to the re flve children. He thought, just as much of his com mon cur dog as he would if it had been some fine blooded dog. So he grew to be a man and he became the own':r of a railroad, and one day he met one of his old schoolboy friends that wore the flue cloth, when he wore the coarse. He told him he was just as easily pleased as he was when he was a boy. 1 think a good, honest, sturdy, coarse boy makes the best man. That is why I think Jimmy won, because he was not afraid of anything, and. took things as they came. Meaning of Ten Important Words. Disgusted—Loathing. Argument—Dispute. Polished—Brighten. Amazement—Surprised. Departed—Gone. Remark—Observation, note. Delayed—Prolonged, hinder. Accepting—Welcome. Admiringly—Esteem, regard. Prosperous—Successful, fortunate. Forest Weber, Age 8, 1305 E. Main St. Ottumwa, la. A NEW BATAVIA JUNIOR. Courier Junior, Ottumwa, Iowa. Dear Editor:—As I have .never writ ten before I will write now. have one sister and two brothers. Their names are Olive, Ned and Glen. My school commenced the 14th of Septem ber. My teacher's name is Mr. Ray Thomson. We all like him. There are 30 scholars enrolled. I study history, A reading, arithmetic, music, writing, A spelling, A geogra phy and A grammar. My seatmats is Ruah Kramer. I must close. Your new Junior, Ethel Parrett, age 14. R. F. D. No. 1. Batavia, la. FLOYD'S FIRST LETTER. Dear Editor: As I have never written I thought 1 would write. I am a Tri-Weekly Jun ior. My papa takes the Courier. 1 read the letters and stories and think they are very nice. 1 thought I would write about my school. I go to the Chillicothe school. There are 56 pu pils in the school. There are three rooms in the school house. I study, reading, writing, spelling, drawing, language, geography, arithmetic. I have two sisters going to school: I like to.go to school. We play games on Friday evenings. My teacher's name is Miss Stella Harlen. The high school teacher's name is Miss Lillian Harlen. We play ball and blackman. Well as my letter is getting long, I will close. Floyd Napier, age 9. Chillicothe. Iowa. MY SCHOOL. I go to the Rosser school. There are about 23 scholars. I like to go to school. My teacher's name is Ethel Erskine. I like her. My studies are reading, history, arithmetic and spell ing. We play black man, dare base and lots other games. I sit by myself. My schoolmate is Bertha Hegar. We have lots of fun together. I went to White Elm school before we moved down here. I would rather go to school here. We have lots of pictures in our school house. We have a" friendship group of pictures in our school house. In front of our school house is a big bluff. In the summer time there are lots of pretty flowers upon the bluff. I like to take my dinner up on the bluff. In the winter we coast down hill and skate in the creek.1 I have gone have to bother with There are two lilac bushes in our scUool He didn have such food as pies or There are lots of trees in the yard, yard and some rose bushes. too. We have some good library books at school. I have read a good many of the book3. There are lots of little squirrels. 1 like to see them play. I like all my studies except physi ology. 1 like geography best. I am almost through the book. Well, I must close, wishing the Jun ior success. Your faithful Junior. Maifra Lasley, age 12. Selma, Iowa. "HOW MANLY BLUFF WON." I think Jimmy Stagg won because he was satisfied with any thing in life that he had, though he didn't have much, and was very poor.' He made others think he had plenty and no matter how many tempting things were put before him it did not change him. His thing§ were not as nice as other boys, but he thought they were nice because they were so much stronger and would last longer. He was al ways willing to help anybody out. So he went on through life satisfied with his lot. never complaining but being cheerful and sunny, thus causing oth ers to have faith in him, by looking on the bright side of life, unlike Percy who was always dissatisfied with what he did or got. So in the end he was better off than Percy for he owned the whole rail road and Percy was losing in the in surance and everything by being dis contented. 10 Words Defined. 1. Disgusted—provoked. 2. Munching—to eat iu niouthfuls. 3. Argument—reason. 4. Derogatory—degraded. large Amazement—surprise. Spectators—beholders. Junction—where two o. 6. 7. railroad meet.. S. Chafing—fretting. 9. Prosperous—successful. 10. Sarcasm—a cutting jest. Mabel E. Reifsnyder, age 12. 631 E. Second St., Ottumwa. REASON WHY JIMMY STAGG WON. Dear Editor:?—I think that the rea son Jimmy Stagg won is because he saved his money instead of spending it for fine clothes. He ate plain food, which made him strong and healthy, and he was always pleased with what he had. By saving his money, he like wise obtained possession of a rail road track and cars. Ten Important Words. Derogatory means to detract or les sen from. The story speaks of spectators, which means the watchers, or the lookers-on. Friction means the rubbing against the wall. Said Percy, with intended sarcasm, means that. Percy said it with a keen, reproachful expresison. uttered with some degree of .scorn or contempt. A synonym for divine is to foretell, or foreknow, to presage. Percy was chafing, (or fretting, or vexing the mind) because a special had delayed his train. A man of prosperous appearance, means a man of successful aippear ance. A synonym for assented is agreed or yielded. Your friend. Juliette Eisenbeis, age 11, 401 W. Park Ave. Ottumwa, la. ANOTHER MELRO8E JUNIOR. Dear Junior: I have never written to the Juuio, before and I thought I would write this week. I like to read the Junior page. My papa gets the Daily Cou rier. I will close for this time. Yours truly, Abigail Mullin, age 10. Melrose, Iowa. ONE OF THE "OLD" JUNIORS WRITES AGAIN. Courier Junior, Ottumwa, Iowa. Dear Editor and Juniors:—As I have not written for a long time, I will write some now. My school com menced September 14. My teacher is Mr. Ray Thomson. He is from Illl- NOTICE. All letters for '.his department mutt be addressed, "Courier Junior," "Ottumwa, "Iowa." FOB THE OHLLDKEN. nois. 1 study A reading arithmetic, A history, music, writing, A grammar, A geography, A physiology and A spelling. There are 30 scholers en rolled. We all like the teacher pretty well. My seat mate is Ethel Parrett I must close. Your Junior friend, Ruah Kramer," age 13. Box 14. R. R. No. 2. Batavia, la. GOLDIE STILL A JUNIOR. Dear Junior: I have not written for a long time. My papa takes the Courier I like to read the stories and letters. I hare two sisters and one brother. My sis ter's names are Sylvia and Edna. My brother's name is Arthur. I have 11 chickens. My uncle KATI me eight and I got the other three of my brother. Hoping to receive a postal card from the Junior, I will close. Goldie Olark, age It. R. R. No. 4. M'NOLIA GOE8 TO A PRIVATE SCHOOL. I started to private school Monday, Sept. 21, 1908. I like my teacher fine. Her name is MrB. Prlntlce. My stud ies are arithmetic, spelling, grammar, physiology, history, reading and geo graphy. I am taking music lessons also. 1 am in about the fifth or sixth grade of music. My teacher's name is Mrs. A. L. Demond. I am teaching kindergarten school. I have fifteen scholars. I mnst close. McNolia Sears, age lg. BUxton, Iowa. CARL GOES TO SCHOOL ANO HB LIKE8 IT. Dear Editor: I have written once before and I will now write again. I go to schoo! and I like it very much. My studies are reading, spelling, arithmetic, geo graphy, grammar and physiology. Carl Swaneon, age 13. Albia, la., R. R. No. 6. MARION'S GARDEN. Dear Junior:1 I thought I would write about my garden. I set some' yellow tomatoes out in my garden. I sowed some let tuce but all of it did not come up. I sowed a lot of sunflower seed. They grew higher than the fence. They were very pretty. I sold fifteen cents worth of. toma toes. Mamma canned a lot of toma toes. They are very good. I gaive Uncle Willie some radishes. I raised some cabbage. I will give some of the leaves to mv white rabbit. My rabbit likes cab bage very well. My radishes are going to seed. My lettuce is getting ripe. I have ent my sunflowers. I have not raised any peanuts this year. I will close for this time. Marion Mincks, age 3. Ottumwa. la., R. R. NO. 2. A DES MOINES JUNIOR. Dear Editor: I am a little girl 8 years old. I go to the Curtis school. I am In number four. I moved from. Ottumwa to Des Moines last July. My birthday is la July. I have two dolls. I use to go to the Irving school. My grandfather takes the Tri-Weekly Courier, so I thought I would write too. Well I will close for this tinii?. Good-bye, Ina Hampshire,. 512 S. E. 2nd St., Des Moines. JUNIOR RECEIPTS. DOUGHNUTS. 3 eggs beaten light. 1% cups of sugar. 1 cup of sweet mlik. 1 cup of mashed potatoes. 1 teaspoonful pf butter. A little salt. 5 teaspoonfuls of baking powder. A little nutmeg. Flour enough to make stiff enough to roll. Then frv in hot lard until brown. Josie Kollenbeck, age 7. El don, Iowa, R. R., No. 3. CARAMELS. S cups of sugar. 1 cup of water. 1 cup of milk. ^4 pound grated chocolate. Boil until will crack when dropped to water, being careful not to stir. Add butter size of an egg. oz. vanilla. Turn Into' a flat pan. When nearly, cool mark off in squares. Olive: McReynolds. COFFEE CAKE. Four eggs, well beaten. 1 Ope cup of butter creamed with two and one-half cups of sugar. One cup of cold coffee. Two cups of. seeded raisins. One teaspoonful of soda. One grated nutmeg. One tablespoonful of eloves and cina mon. Four cups of flour. Addle Bradbury, age 14, Pulaski. Iowa, R. R., No. 1. EMMA'S WEDDING CAKE. 1 pound flour. 1 pound butter. 1 pound citron. Hi pounds of dark brown sugar. 1 pound of lemon and orange peel (one-half of each). 2 pounds currants. 2 pounds raisins. 3 tablespoonfuls cinnamon. 2 tablespoonfuls mace. 2 tablespoonfuls nutmeg. 2 tablespoonfuls ginger. 1 tablespoonfuls allspice. 1 desert spoonful of cloves. 1 cup molasses. 1 pint brandy. 12 eggs. Bake slowly until straw will com* out clean. (Xo name).