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(prepared in apipet'zing form® would ibe a largie factor toward ithe re forms which are so necessary for the betterment of the world. Our healith and 'life defends wholly on our diet which is largely respon sible 'for our tampers and disposi tions. How helpless would ,the mas culine wort'-d be without wonue'n The rearing of children is not our only life giving and life-preserving mis sion. From tha cradle to the gra^y we hold ith-e -livtes and successes of the people of tfra .nation in ouir hands, lor if they are not fed thiey droop and die but thousands only half wiay live because they aire not® properly fed, but a healthfujj and veil balanced raition giives yflgor, strength and a desire to djame and do things which are making our nation the most famous on the earth. Behiind the nwn wh are accomplishing the wonderful feats and delving in nature's mysteries stand the cooks who are supplying them with the emergy. To remove ink-stains from deli cate fabrics moisten the stained parts with water then apply equal parts of salt and cream of tartar keeping fabric well moistened. Re peat the opeartiom until the ink stain1 has disappeared. a-,. If' CURRANT COFFEE CAKE •Be ait one-half cup butter and one half cuip sugar together to ac reaim. Add one egg well beaten thied add owe-half cup black coffiee and one ball cmp milk. Sift two teaspoons baking powder and two cups flouar together, add to this one-half cup of currants well cleaned and stir into the mixture. Turn into square greased baking pan and sprinkle top thickly with sugar and cinna mon. Bake im moderate oven ttore quar.ers of an h'ouT RICE CROQUETTES Boil one-half cup of rice milk. When swelled add thiriie well-beat en eggs, a little butt:r, flavoring, salt and sugar to taste, bet boil till •very thick. When partly cool pour out on the board, spread out and lat cool until stiiff. Cut into squeiies, roll in cracker crumbs and fry a golded brown. fir OIiD-FASH(ONED HOE-CAKE Two cups buttermilk, one tea spoon salt, owe teaspoon soda (fullj Stir In good corn mea'i until a con sistent batter. Have frying pan hot with a tablespoon drippings, and a little butter. Pour in the batter, cover and il'sit brown slowly Then turn' out on a plate and put The Maker of Widows The reckless man, whether he Is a locomotive engineer, an auto driver or a motorcycle rider, should be put where he cannot make wid ows and orphans just for his own amuse.ment. Two years a%o, the Great North Western Railway Company adopted what they called' "Safety first" amd went to work on all their employees weeding out their reckless men and since that time' there has been a de crease of 35 percent of the death rate and 33 percent of the injur ies. Then trespassing has been the cause of many deaths, during the la^t twenty years 86,733 per sons have beeni killed and 94,646 injured in this manner. Of this number. 35,000 were boys under 18 years and 36,000 were tramps. It Is not the machine that is dan gerous but the operator. Stand Up For Your Rights It doesn't require a Sherlock Holmes to detect the veiled mo tive of the merchant who turns to his own profit your willingnses to be led. who capitalizes your lack of firmness and conviction by per suading you to accept* a substitute or imitation, when hiis only motive is a few additional cents in profit. On. thte other hand, it is a compli ment to the intelligence of tine customer who rebukes with diigndty the man -who says "Yes but here Is something just as good." This offence is especially grave when well known preparations for re storing heaiith are concerned and it Is commonly known that suibsti tiuites offered for Scott's Emulsion contain alcodiiol, wines and opiates •wheni in reality such ingredients are detrimental rather than bene ficial to health—and the oil used in many Inferior brands, is made rancid and impure from careless handling and exposure to elements. The moral is: stand up for your itighjbs, and declare your indepen dence. *w adv The Housewife's Corner another tablespoon of drippings j,n the frying pan. Return the cake with the top down and let cook un til brown. Serve hot. ,• BEATEN BISCUIT One _arge tahlespoon lard, and one tablespoon butter, one quart of flour and a little salt. Mix with water or sweet milk. Sweet imilk makes them brown better. Beat wit a rolling pin ifiifteen minutes or more, until the dough blisters. Cut into biscuits, pierce them with a fork ani bake. A GRAHAM OEMS Take two cups sweet milk, one half cup sugar, one and one-half teaspoons baking powder. Mix wdtt a graham flour to a stiff batter. Drop into gem tins and bake im a quick oven. LIGHT ROLLS LAYER CAKE One cup sugar, one-fourth cup of butter, one-fourth cup milk, three eggs beaten, one haeping cup flour, Spread on three tind and bake in a hot ovem.. Any kind of filling may be used. iSPIS SwiliStea SOFT RICH GINGERBREAD Five cups flour, two cups molas ses, two cuips sugar, two cups but ter, four eggs, two teaspoons of ground ginger and one teaspoon, soda. Mix well, pour in shallow bake pans and bak^ ow.ly. Cut in squares and starve. Good hot or cold. 4 COITAGE PUDDING SS© B'eat one egg with one cup sugar, add one-fourth cup melted butter, one cup milk and two cups flour, which has been sifted with two teaspoons baking powder.. Bake im a rather quick oven and serve with sauce. EAT SOUFFLE Melt one tablesipoon butter ini a frying pan, smoothe one tablespoon flour into it. Add one cup choppsd meat, one cup milk and the beatenj yolks of two eggs. Let the mix ture boil up then salt to taste. Add the beaten white® of the two eggs, turn Snito a pudding dish and bake one-half hour in a pan of hot water. Orators Have Free Hand. Prof. Masterman, lecturing at Cam bridge on modern England and the lib erty of the subject, said there was enough treason spoken in Hyde park, London, on Sunday afternoons to fill a German fortress. Instead, the ora tors went hGme to tea. It :s a remark able fact, however, added the lec turer, that there is no state in Europe where attacks on the sovereign are so rare or so strcngly resented by the people at large. The Human Thermometer "No, sir," protes ed the bottle-nosed monthly nurse to he youthful father "I don't say as your suggestion for taking the temperature of the dear little liinfant's bath with a thermomy ter ain't sensible enough on the part o' some nusses, but 1 don't require anythink o' the kind. The hinfant hisself is sufficient intimation to me. If the water's too hot, he turns red an' if it's too cold he turns blue. You can't have anythink plainer than that" Plain-Living Emperor. Although the majority of royal per sonages are noted for their lavish din ner tables, there is at least one reign ing monarch whose meals are of the simplest. This monarch is the em peror of China. His whole life is lived in obedience to the most stringent etiquette and his food is all regulated for him by statute. So strict are the laws governing the imperial household that when he desires a new dish he 1-as to pass a special decree before he can have it, and the court physicians keep a strict watch over his appetite. Should ne show a special liking for any particular viand, tfie chances are that they will persuade him not to take it, under the pretense that it may prove injurious" to his health. Woman Bank President. Mrs. Phoebe Rideout of California is the latest rscruit to the ranks of the women bank presidents. Mrs. Rideout has just been elected to succeed her late husband as the president of the bank at Oroville. Cal., and also as president of the banks at Marysville Mid Gridley. The aggregate capital of the three institutions is said to be more than $3,000,000. Mrs. William Langdom, wife of the jity attorney of San Francisco, has been re elected president of the Union Savings 'bank at Modesto. IOWA NEWS BRIEFS I When making light bread save •einough/ dough tot make two baiters loaves. Add to it the white of one egg and two tablespoon® of butter. Miix well, roll out on a board amd cut with a biscuit cutter. Grease the 'top fold over and flatten a little with the hand. Let rise until veiry light and bake in a moderate oven. The sum of $68.69 was stolen from the telephone station at Clarion. Owing to the increased cost of liv ing the city council at LeMars in creased the salaries of city employes. Emil Humdahl, formerly of Fort Dodge, was killed while fighting in Mexico, according to news to friends. Vandals pillaged the cottage of Judge Rainsier at Clear Lake, break ing the windows. It later was dis covered afire. LeMars has the assurance that the $50,000 public building which con gress authorized two years ago will become a reality. Mrs. Margaret Murphy accidental ly fell into a cistern at the family home at Boone, but was rescued be fore she drowned. Hans J. Olson, aged 7Y,. wandered away from the Mercy hospital at Council Bluffs and was drowned in a small pool of water. Mounted carriers for the postal service have bean granted Mason City, according to an order which reached the postmaster. Dr. J. M. Shaffer of Keokuk, age 82, and widely known as an etymolo gist and scientist, was stricken with paralysis of the left side. A six-story warehouse and store room to cost $150,000 is to be erect ed by the J. I. Case Threshing Ma chine company''at Des Moines. Mrs. M. O. Roland, a well known teacner In tne Harlan public schools, fainted and fell on a cement sidewalk, sustaining a fracture of the ^w. Warren McGuire of Fort Douge, an inmate of the state inebriate hospi tal at Knoxville, committed suicide by hanging himself to a bed post. W. A. Bedes, an employe of the Boone ice plant, was seriously injured when a big icicle fell from the roof of a building, piercing him in the back. Mrs. F. B. McFerrin, of Thurman, wrapped a thread around a 32 caliber bullet so it would fit a 38 caliber re volver and shot herself. She will not recover. The Cedar Rapids school district by a decisive vote decided to build a vocational high school and two grade schools, the total expenditure to be $180,000. Rev. Clark, pastor of the Congre gational church at Forest City, re signed and on April 1 will accept a call at Marion to succeed Rev. C. A. McLinley. Charles Newman, of Clinton, a pa per mill hand, was drawn into the machinery at the Ford mill and so badly injured that he died a few hours later. Taylor Forsyth, 21, of Moulton, Iowa, a brakeman on the Minneapolis & St- Louis railroad, was crushed be tween cars and died at the hospital in Mason City. J. C. McGaheran, democrat, took up his new duties as postmaster at LaPorte City. Mr. George Bangor, the retiring postmaster, has held the office for eight years. G. W. Riker of Russell has a watch which he has carried since 1856, and which was made in 1810. He says that, regardless of its age, it still keeps first class time. J. B. Smith, 30, was killed in Charles City when the key on a new ly installed hydraulic press in the Hart-Parr factory broke and part of it hit him over the eye. The proposition to issue $20,000 bonds for building a new school house at Lorimor was carried by a vote of 60 to 13. The site for the building was purchased last year. Max D. Petersen has announced that he will erect a new four-story business building at Davenport, low er floors to be used for store rooms and upper floors for apartments. Arthur Woodruff, the boy reported missing from his home near Shannon City, and for whom a reward of $25 was offered, has been located near Lorimor and returned to his parents. Charles Grimm of Mason City, for many years th champion wing shot of the world, disposed of his farm of 154 acres for $34,968. His brother, Eugene Grimm of Clear Lake, was the buyer. The little son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sheehy of Sac City severely scalded himself while playing in the kitchen. In some manner he tipped a pail of boiling water, scalding himself about the face and body. J. A. Atte, a prominent farmer of Sydney, died in a hospital at Coun cil Bluffs. Atte was found uncon scious in his room at a hotel. A gas jet was open, but whether by intent or accident is unknown. Thomas E. Kendall of Humboldt has been granted a patent on a hose releaser, by which in case of a run away by pulling on a handle the driv er can release the thills from the buggy and set the horse free." While en route home Nicholas Shu pert and a companion of Council Bluffs were held up, and in a fight with the robbers Shupert was stabbed four times through the neck and shoulders. His assailant escaped. The men had cashed checks. The Iowa Public Welfare league has been opened in Des Moines for the purpose of securing farm hands and registering farms and owners. I In registering farmers will state the claBS of help wanted and the wages paid, and the farm hands will stat« age, experience, habits, nationalise* Vnd localif" preferred. I s--- in b&Y? 4' HOT BSSGUlT, Truly a Forgetful Man. The most forgetful man has been found. He lives in a little town in the upper part of York county. He fell ill with symptoms indicating appendi citis and submitted to an operation. To their great surprise and embarrass ment the surgeons found that the ap pendix had already been removed. The patient afforded the necessary expla nation when he recovered from the ether by stating that he remembered then, "come to think of it," that he had been through a similar operation .two years ago. improved Electric Heating. The ordinary parlor stove is used by Herr Guizah of Berlin as a re ceptacle for an electric radiator, con sisting of a wire or carbon of suitable resistance,, and in this way is con verted into an electric heater more satisfactory than those hitherto tried. Too great local drying of the air is a usual fault of eiectnc heating. With the new arrangement the air circula tion produced by the stove rapidly I distributes the heat and at the same time gives ventilation and prevents excessive drying. The ordinary cur rent consumption warms an average I room in about an hour. With the large I tile stoves so common in Germany the haat is retained a long time, and the cost of keeping the room comfortable is moderate. George Weighton V.S. Veterinary Surgeon and Dentist Calls answered day or night. Phones—Day 455 Night 95 Office under Advocate Office, Audubon, Iowa OB. .SOUS Physician Surgeor Ottlcc Phone S3. Haute cakes, made wMh ROYAL Baking Powder af© delicious, health fui am# Pbon« easily made. j] 0«c« ttr«t door of '#*0.1.. Drur Store, upetatr* EXIT®, lOftl Ohi-onic Stomach Trouble Cured There is nothing more discour aging than a chronic disorder of the stomach. Is ltnot surprising that many suffer for years with such an. ailment when a permanen cure Is within their reach and may be had for a trifle. "About one year ago," says P. H. Beck of Wak edee, Michigan, "I bought a packag of Chamberlain's Tablets,and since us:ng them I have felt perfectly well.I had previously used' any number of different medicines, but none of them were of any lasting benefit." For sale by all dealers. Insaraitt None but first class companies represented in this agency. All leaden of known reliability from liaine to California, foremost busi ness getters, and readable Loss pay firs. Our bread and butter de pends on our Companies' fair deael Ing with our policy holders. THDO PATTY. HOMES FOR POOR MEN Two Rrizcs for Men, Who Want to Quit Renting and lOivn an Iowa Farm of their Own. The Journal wishes to call the attention of its readers to two tip-top farms which are offered just now on poor men's terms. Both are located in one of the most productive parts of the state of Iowa, being about fifty miles northward from Waterloo. One is three miles from a town nearly as large as Audubon, the other is less than four miles from a much finer city than Atlantic. Both are well improved both lie exceptiona'ly well being neither hilly nor flat, and both have deep, rich black corn soil. "r" One contains 175 acres and is held at $100 the other is a quarter section held at $120 and possession of either can be given March 1st if desired. Either can be bought by a good reliable man with a cash payment of $3,000 or even a little less,and with five and one-half percent on the entire bal ance. For more information regarding them, call upon or write the 'Journal.-- -. istli Oiling $1 per set or three sets for $2.00, cash Bring in your harness now and get them oil ed before the spring rush is on. J. W. ALSUP Phone 1 6 1 Exira, Iowa Irfi* ARE YOUR FLOORS BOY PROOF? Campbell's Varnish Stain Will make them so. It is also good for all kinds of Floors, Furniture & Woodwork Easy to apply. 13 colors Made by Carpenter-Morton Co.v Boston BROOM HOLDER FREE Present this Coupon at dealer's store ar\d re ceive one of the Campbell Broom Holders free F."R SAIJ7. BV Exira Drug Company BARGAIN IN BIG FARM A Large Farm (Offered Exclusive ly by Uie Journal, at a Price Which Sounds like Five Years Ago The Journal wishes to eall the attention of Its readers to a most unusual bargain in a 400-acre farm in our own. section of the stace. which is now being offered at a prion and on terms which will en able the piurchaser to make it pay for itself easily. It is a very productive farm and highly improved. The soil Is black and rich. The lay is rolling, but not hilly or rough, it being not greatly different in this respect from many farms in the vicinity of Exira. It lies within twenty-five miles of Exira. The price will be given to anyone Interested as well as a detailed de scription of the place. Suffice it to say it is being offered at quite a bit less than $100 per acre, and the terms are exceptionally easy. The Journal invites every man who is in the market for a farm of this description to call and gfet the partioulars regarding this place. It is a chance of the kind that is rare and becoming rarer. Are You a Cold Sufferer Take Dr. King's New Discovery. The best Cough, Cold, Tha-oat and Lung medicine made. Money re funded if it fails to cure you. Do not hesitate—take it at our risk. First dose helps. J. R. Wells, Floy dada, Texas, writes "Dr. King's New Discovery cured my terrible cough and cold. I gained 15 lbs." Buy it of the Exira Drug Company. No Need to Stop Work: hen the doctor orders you to smp work it staggeirs you. I can't, you say You know you are weak, run down and failing i.n health day by day, but you must work as long as. you can stand. What you need is Electric Bitters to give tone, strength and vigor your system, to prevent breakdown and build you up. Don't be weak, sickly or ailing when Electric Bitters will benefit you from the first dose. Thousands bless them for their glorious health and strength. Try them. Every bottle is guaranteed to satisfy. Only 50 cents at The Exira. Drug Store.—adv. Nil lis at* """"KfiilS •iiii'iiiil! IB Paris position -V "ft -i More Economical Both in Use and Cost CALUMET BAKING POWDER And it does better work. Simply follow your customary method of preparation add a little less of Calumet than when using ordi nary baking powder. Then watch the result. Light, fluffy, and even ly raised the baking comes from the oven more tempting, tastier, more wholesome. Calumet insures the baking of an expert. Ask your grocer to-day. RECEIVED HIGHEST AWARDS World's Pure Food Exposition, mm Yoti don't save money when you buy chtap or big-can baling powder. Don't bt misled. Buy Calumet. It's more economical more wholesome gives but results. Calumet is far superior to sour miUt and soda. /. The Forty Year Tost An article must have exceptional merit to survive for a period of for--a ty years. Chamberlain's Cough Remedy was first offered to the public in 1872. From a small be ginning it has grown in favor and popularity until it has attained a wo ld-wide reputation. You will find nothing better for a cougb or is co'd. Try it and you will under-, sti-nd why it is a favorite after a® period of more than forty years, its not only gives relief—it cures. For 4 sale by all dealers.—adv. State of Ohio, city of Toledo, I Lucas County, (3S Frank J. Cheney makes oath that he It senior partner of the firm of F. J. Cheney & Co., doing business in the Citv of To- HUNDRED DOLLARS for each and ev* ery ease of Catarrh that cannot be cured by the use of HALL'S CATARRH CURB. 1 ledo, County and State aforesaid, and-' wlu Pa' the sum of ONES': FRANK J. CHENEY. Sworn to before me and subscribed in my piv.o'Tu-e, this 6th d:iy of December. A. D. 1SSS. (Seal) A. W. ULEASON. Notary Public, ii Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally and acts directly upon the blood and mu cous surfaces of the system. Send for testimonials, free. F. J. CHENEY & CO.. Toledo. O. Sold by all Druggists, 73e. Take Hall's Family constipation. r1? Mothers Can SafeJy Buy Dr. King's Neww Discovery and give it to the Idttle ones when ail ing and suffering with coughs colda throat or lung troubles, tastes nice, harmless, once uesd, always used. Mrs. Bruce Crawford, Niagra, Mo., writes: "Dr. King's New Discover, changed our boy fiom a pale weak ck boy to the picture of health. Always helps buy it at the Exira Drug Store.—adv. Surprise Your Frleauls For four weeks regularly use Dr. King's New Life Pills. They stimu late the ldver .improve digestion, remove blood impurities, pimples and eruptions disappear from your face and body amd you feel better. Begin at once. Buy at the Exira Drug Co. Store.—adv.