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What Des that name recall to your
mind? Visions of spiders, ants, toads
and other horrid insects not invited?
Piles of cake, with only enough bread
to go around once the salt forgotten
eo the hard boiled eggs were a "drug In
the market-" The coffee bottle leaked
so half the quantity was wasted and
you went home hungry declaring it
was the last picnic you would ever go
Well picnics can he made most de
lightful. First of all the party must
be thoroughly congenial, all well ac
quainted, even one stranger is apt to
make things somewhat formal, but of
course this all will depend on the per
Eon. Ten or twelve is a good number.
The place to go to must not be too far
away and If possible should be near
water If only a small stream. The
girls should meet and decide upon the
lunch each one knowing definitely
what they are to furnish. One will
bring the sandwiches, another the
cake, pickles, olives, cheese, crackers
and jelly, with sugar for coffee and
Fait being divided b2tween two more.
I'otatoes to roast and butter falling to
another. Corn if in season makes an
To one may fall the responsibility or
Feeing that the dishes, coffee pot and
table linen are provided. All these lit
tle items are carefully talked over.
lap.r napkins can be used and plates
for each one cut out of white stiff pa
per, with quotations written around If
liked, smaller plates can be made for
butler. Small pieces of soft paper
should ateo bo provided with which to
hold the potato, for they are to bo
roasted. To the girl who furnishes
the sandwiches I will tell her just
how. Get a can of corn beef, remove
any gristle, chop very fine, then make
a dressing, like for cabbage salad. One
egg. lump of butter, salt, pepper and
mustard, with one cup of vinegar, di
luted with water if too strong, is a
good rule, boil until it thickens, being
rareful not to let it curdle; pour this
over the meat and mix thoroughly
with a spoon.
The bread must not be too fresh,
but not dry. Cut In thin slices, spread
with butter, then the meat. Cut off
the crust or not. as you like. To look
pretty, these sandwiches can be tied
with ribbons in piles of a dozen, pack
In a covered paste board box which
can be thrown away, saving one basket
to carry home. The hard boiled eggs
can be left In the shell and each one
ornamented with a quotation, or
itakcn out of the shell and wrapped In
tissue paper. Cabbage or salmon sal
ad or any kind that Is liked can be
Some Girls' Dresses
THE first Is a simple sailor dress
suitable for either linen or serge,
the plain skirt is turned up with
a deep hem: the blouse is slipped over
the head, therefore no fastening is
necessary: white drill or linn collar
and cuffs are worn. Materials re
quired: 4 yards 41 inches wide.
In the second we show a useful gym
nasium drois; the tunic is drawn in
at the waist by a be't, and is trimmed
with braid at the lower tdge. so also 1
A Conundrum Tea.
Of all the novel and interesting
ways of entertaining one's guests I
think the Conundrum Tea party took
the best, for one given recently was
the talk of the town, for several days
after its occurrence.
The guests were 2C in number, fill
ing two tables and as two sisters were
the hostesses, one presided at each
table. Everything in the way of china
anil floral decorations were simply per
fect At each place was found a card
with the name of the person who was
to occupy the chair, but besides the
name, there was a conundrum. Each
guest had the privilege of guessing
her own first and if she failed it was
passed en to the nest person.
The one who guessed the largest
number of conundrums received tho
firt prize and the one who answered
the least received the "consoiatlon"
piize. There were prizes provided for
each table. I can assure you there
was no laci. of conversation. After
tea. the prizes were distributed, games
were played and from the lateness of
the hiur when the guests departed '
for Those Planning Seasonable
made and carried in a glass fruit Jar.
The small dainty pieces of celery are
nice If the distance is not far so they
will keep fresh, but if the pieces are
wrapped in wet paper, then a nap
kin cr a towel put around them
they will be found very nice and
crisp. Lettuce sandwiches are appe
tizing If made properly. Use only
the small tender leaves, place with a
dash or salad dressing between twc
thin slices of bread.
The can opener and an olive fork
must not be forgotten, although a hat
pin has been made to serve very well
for the latter. Some like radishes,
and even onions are not disdained.
Supposing the boys furnish the con
veyance and driver. Each one must
be ready when the wagonnette ar
rives. The baskets are snugly stored
away and the merry party start. After
arriving the fire should be built and
when it Is one mass of red coals, take
the potatoes, put each one deep down
under and each ear of corn unhusked
It will take about forty minutes tc
cook these properly. Meanwhile the
table Is prepared and when all It
ready, not one thing is found missing
People never know what there is in
a potato till they have eaten one
roasted, with salt and butter.
After the baskets have all been re
packed with the little that Is left,
dishes, spoons and Jars returned tc
their proper owners, comes the camf.
fire, around which they all gather,
songs and stories told, till the stars
and moon illumine the sky and all arc
reminded that picnics must end. To.
start at three or four in the afternoon
gives ample time, providing the dis
tance Is not great, which should not
be the case. Generally the mistake
Is made of going too far and staying
too long and having a large party.
Fruits, such as bananas, cherries,
plums and apples make a welcome ad
dition. MADAME MERRI.
Butterfly motifs are extensively
Wide stitching Is again In vogue for
There has been a revival of silvex
Some of the chiffon veils aro hem
stitched on all four sides.
Parasols and stockings match the
gown, whether the shoes do or not.
White wash ribbons are fast re
placing the colored ones for lingerie.
are the collar and cuffs; these are ol
white cloth. About 2 inches of the
knickers show below the skirt. Ma
terials required: 5 yards 4C inches
wide. 1 dozen yards braid.
1 he third would also be a good style
for gymnasium; it has two wide box
pleats down back and front, and is
slightly drawn in at the waist by a
band which is crossed in front. 'Ma
terials required: 5 yards 4G inches
t am sure every one had a delightfui
To Keep Centerpieces.
A large tube or roll of art cardboarc
or heavy paper, covered with linen
and embroidered or. rather, covered
with linen that has been embroidered
will keep centerpieces and like em
broideries from showing the wrinkle
' of careless use. Kookcloth lines this
' tube, and the whole is fastenel anc
bound with inch-wide satin ribbon
! which ends in strings wherewith tc
j fasten the tube after rolling. Place a
, sheet of blue tissue paper betweer
aeh two pieces after laying them
within; this will keep thier color from
turning yellow if they are'laij awa
for any considerable length of time.
Jinx's Narrow Escape.
"J Ins broke his leg yesterday.
"Yes, I saxv him do It. I declare. It
looked to me like he triee to do it!
"I am sorry. He had promised tc
come over to the house a.iJ hear m;
little girl recite this evening."
"Ah, that supplies the motive."
Uncle Sam Probes
WASHINGTON. One of the Inves
tigating committees set in motion
at the late session of congress that is
expected to yield some interesting re
sults is the subcommittee of five sena
tors, members of the judiciary com
mittee, who have been directed to In
vestigate and report on the workings
of the "third degree." as exemplified
by federal officers in criminal prosecu
tions. The Investigation will take a wide
range. One member of the committee
will be sent to Oklahoma to learn
what basis there is for the charge
made b7 Gov. Haskell and his friends,
that the prosecutions started against
him under the Roosevelt administra
tion were inspired by personal malice,
and that the methods resorted to by
the special agents of the government
in their efforts to convict Haskell,
Another branch of the investigation
will relate to some of the western
prosecutions, especially those con
ducted by Robert Kay Devlin, as
United States attorney for the North
ern district of California. Devlin's
nomination was hung up In the Judi
ciary committes of the senate for a
long time, on a complaint that he had
persecuted Dr. Perrin. one of the de
fendants in certain land-fraud cases,
who. after being indicted, was finally
discharged for want of evidence.
A special agent of the department
of justice sent out to investigate the
charge made a written report that Dr.
Perrin should never have been In
dicted; that Improper methods were
employed to bring about his indict
ment, and even after the government
officers were aware that they could
not make a case against Dr. Perrin.
"Corpse" Aroused by
HERE'S a dead man in that al-
This exclamation by an excited col
ored man at Eleventh and E streets,
in Washington, caused considerable
consternation among pedestrians and
loungers in that vicinity a few days
ago. He pointed to a narrow alleyway
on the north side of E street between
Eleven and Twelfth streets, between
Pretty soon the mouth of the little
alley was blocked by curious people.
A business man in the neighborhood
who peered over the beads of the mor
bid crowd and saw a man stretched
out full length, and apparently very
ill or dead. In the alleyway, telephoned
to the Emergency hospital for an am
bulance. Other men ran hither and
thither in search of a policeman.
"He may be drunk," suggested an
old man as he gazed at the prostrate
Sold MacVeagh Spotted Vinegar; Fi
JAMES WILSON, secretary or agri
culture, has been hot-footing It aft
er a Chicago man who had the
temerity to sell Franklin MacVeagh,
secretary of the treasury, a barrel of
bogus vinegar MacVeagh bought the
vinegar believing It was the real
thing, the kind that father used to
make ou the farm, fit to put on let
tuce and pickle pigs feet with and all
that sort of thing.
The looks and smell of the stuff
made him suspicious, and so be hal
looed for the pure food inspectors
to conc and examine. They reported
the alleged vinegar was in reality
adulterated and artificially colored
and misbranded. A criminal Informa
tion was filed -against the luckless
storekeeper and he was taken into
the United States court, accused of
deceiving and misleading MacVeagh.
Government's O. K.
A RECENT bulletin of the depart
ment of agriculture in Washing
ion has taken up :he ca.-e of the toad.
t dispelling the "host of vague and lu
' dicrous fancies as to its venomous
. qualities. Its medicinal virtues, or
most commonly, the hidden toudstone
of priceless value."
Touching toads, says the bulletin,
does not produce warts ca the bands
The toad's breath does not cause con
vulsions In children, nor does a toad
in a newly dug well insure a good and
unfailing water supply, nor In a new
made cellar will one brins prosperity
o the household.
The Massachusetts experiment sta
tion has been investigating the hab
its, food and economic value of the
:oad. and the result establishes its
laim to consideration and apprecia
Ion. First of all. as to the longevity
f the toad, the investigators express
jha nnlninn that roan toads reach an
1 iVJV ViVA 2J- TS "i aft
Third Degree System
the indictment was allowed to bang
over bis head for many months, to bis
great personal detriment.
The methods of Francis J. Heney
and Detective Burns may be Inquired
into, and it is not unlikely that some
attention may be given to the charge
made against the method of adminis
tering the criminal laws in Alaska,
especially at Juneau, where the
United States attorney and United
States marshal were recently removed
from office on the complaint of Got.
Walter E. Clark.
The resolution directing an Investi
gation was offered by Senator Hey
burn of Idaho, and was based upon
reports in newspapers of the police
methods employed in the Sayler mur
der case at Atlantic City. That rase
was not one with which the federal
government had to do, but. In as much
as the methods complained of may
infringe the constitutional guarantee
of the individual citizen, the commit
tee feels that it has jurisdiction, and
that case along with others com
plained of will be investigated.
One of the members of the commit
tee said the committee intended to
go about its work not with the idea of
furnishing material for a sensation,
or of finding material upon which to
utter denunciations, but to determine
whether corrective legislation is de
sirable. At the committee's first meeting the
general scope of the work was dis
cussed and two subcommittees ap
pointed, one of which will investigate
the cases in the far west an-l the oth
er will confine its activities to the
eastern states. The committee il
composed of the following senators:
Hrandegee of Connecticut, chairman;
Itorah of Idaho and Drown of Nebras
ka, Republicans, and Stone of Mis
souri and Overman of North Carolina,
Democrats. The western subcommit
tee will be composed of Senators
Borah, Brown and Stone and the east
ern subcommittee of Senator Brande
gee, Borah and Overman.
Noise, Runs Away
"No." another man declared. "I
reckon It is a case of heat prostra
tion." "I think he's just dreamin' about
Jack Johnson's victory," said, a third.
In the meantime the Emergency hos
pital ambulance with clanging gong
arrived on the scene, and a policeman
with perspiration streaming down his
face rushed up to the mouth of th
alley and was forcing his way through
the crowd to get at the supposed dead
The noise aroused the "corpse."
The prostrate figure slowly arose, dis
closing the stalwart form of a negro.
He gazed in astonishment at the
crowd that blocked up the entrance to
the alley and saw the policeman and
white-coated Emergency surgeon el
bowing their way toward him. With
a yawn and a stretch of his arms, the
negro darted into the side door of a
printing office, slamming the door be
Investigation disclosed the fact that
the negro has been employed at the
printing establishment a number of
years. He said he was tired and went
out into the quiet, cool alleyway to
take a nap during the lunch hour.
That was all.
The man pleaded guilty and was fined
$25. He promised to be good.
A Buffalo milling concern has been
fined for mixing ground corncobs with
flour middlings. The same concern was
also found guilty of putting ground
corncobs In a "gluten" preparation. A
lot of "raisins." shipped from Califor
nia tu Texas, was discovered to be in
part a decomposed vegetable sub
stance. A Chicago firm selling a
"quick-rising" buckwheat flour has
been fined for fraud in having sold
in reality a mixture of wheat flour
and buckwheat without any quick
Another Buffalo dealer was raught
selling to Michigan folk a wonderful
"hair tonic" which was advertised to
cure headache and loss or hair and
all sorts of thins. Analysis showed
it contained 9S.5 per cent, of alcohol
and nothing to cure anything The
dealer was let off with a fine A
Michigan man was detected selling in
large quantities a "hay fever cure"
composed of 99.95 per rent, rocaine
hydocloride. He was fiued $100 Sev
eral lemon extracts and vanilla ex
tract fakers have been recently
eaugnt and punished.
on the Lowly Toad
age of at least ten or fiiteeu years
They also believe it possible tor the
toad to live for a limited time with
out food, but doubt stories about toads
being found in recks and tiees
"The toad." says the p.mpli!et. "is
a nocturnal animal, and ventures out
during the day only when tempted by
an abundance of food or when the air
and moving insects, centipeds. etc At
is full of moisture. It eats only living
night, soon after sundown, or even be
lore on cool evenings. It emerges from
its shelter and slowly hops about in
search of fcod. Almost a regular beat
is covered. In the country this in
cludes forays along roadsides, into gar
dens and cultivated fields and wher
ever insect food is abundant and grass
or other thick herbage does not pre
vent locomotion. In cities and suburb
an villages the lawns, walks aud par
ticularly the spots beneath electric
lamps are favorite bunting grounds
"As a rule the toad feeds continu
ously throughout the night, consum
lng in 24 hours an axnqunt of food
equal in bulk about four times the
stomach capacity. A careful examina
tion of the contents of the stomachs of
a large number of toads shows that 98
per cent, of its food was animal mat
ter worms. Insects, etc.
A TESHIBLE CASS OF DBOFSY.
Lebaaoa, lad., Slaa Gives Vivid
Descrlptiea at HI SanTerlaa;.
John T. Anderson, 613 W. Main St,
Lebanon, Ind., gays: "I was taken
suddenly -with agon
izing pains through
my kidneys, followed
by a stoppage of the
urine. I was soon In
such agony I could
not lie in bed and
for weeks sat in a
chair propped up by
pillows. The urine
was mostly blood and
had to be drawn with a catheter. My
limbs were swollen to twice their nor
mal size. The doctor finally said he
rould do no more and my family gave
up hope. It was at this time I began
using Doan's Kidney Pills and gradu
ally improved until well. I gained
twenty-eight pounds and have had no
Remember the name Doan's.
For sale by all dealers. 50 cents a
box. Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo.
Autoing and Optics.
"Is not auto driving terribly hard
on the eyes?" we asked.
"Well. I guess not," replied the
chauffeur, withering us with scorn.
"Why. before I got to runnin' a car I
was thinkin' o gettin' specks, my eye
sight was that poor I couldn't see the
contribution box in church until it was
so near past me it was too late to dig
for any money. But I hadn't been
runnin' that wagon two days till I
could tee a policeman's little finger
stickin' out from behind a tree four
J miles away. I could even see which
way a coppers eyeballs were turned
If he was standin in the shade three
miles off. Hard on the eyes! Well,
not much! It's the best medicine for
weak eyes that was ever invented,
don't you forget It."
She Lives in Bingville.
A south Missouri paper is carrying
this ad.: "Attractive woman, not a day
over thirty, would be pleased to" corre
spond with eligible man. Not abso
lutely necessary that he should be
young. Would prefer one with prop
erty, but one with a good paying posl-
I tion would be satisfactory. The young
lady Is of medium height, has brown
' hair and gray eyes, not fat. although.
I most decidedly, she is not skinny.
Her friends say she is a fine looking
woman. Object matrimony. Reason
for this advertisement, the young
woman lives in a little dinky town,
where the best catches are the boys
I behind the counters In the dry goods
, and clothing stores, and every one of
I them is spoken for by the time he
Is out of his short pants. Address
Hazel Eyes, Box 23. Bingville. Mo."
Kansas City Star.
Casey at the Bat.
This famous poem is contained in the
Coca-Cola Baseball Record Book for
1910, together with records, schedules
for both leagues and other valuable
baseball information compiled by au
thorities. This interesting book sent
by the Coca-Cola Co.. of Atlanta. Ga..
on receipt of 2c stamp for postage.
Also copy of their booklet "The Truth
About Coca-Cola" which tells all about
this delicious beverage and why it is
so pure, wholesome and refreshing.
Are yon ever hot tired thirsty?
Drink Coca-Cola it is cooling, re
lieves fatigue and quenches the
thirst. At soda fountains and car
bonated in bottles 5c everywhere.
Back to the Tall Timber.
Alfred Are you going to pass your
racation at the seashore?
Gilbert No, thank you. It's the
woods- for mine this year.
Alfred Don't like the shore, eh?
Gilbert Oh. I like it well enough,
but It's too risky. I passed my vaca
tion there last year and bad several
Alfred From drowning?
Gilbert No; summer girls. Sevon
of them proposed to me.
FINE POST CARDS FREE.
A Big Package Sent to All of Our
Readers Who Write at Once.
To any reader of this paper who
writes immediately and incloses 2-cent
stamp we will mail a set of five most
beautiful post cards you ever saw.
Or we will send our big magazine on
trial 3 months and set of eight choic
est Floral Motto. Birthday and Friend
ship cards, all different. In exquisite
colors, silk fini u, beautifully em
bossed, all for only 10 cents; 3 full
sets. 24 cards all different, and one
year's subscription, 25 cents. Address
Household Postcard Dept.. 95 Capper
BIdg., Topeka Kan.
Manager You never get this scene
right. Your business with the sweet
peas is all wrong and you forget when
you are to speak you get your lines
all mixed up.
Actress All ripht. sir. I'll be more
attentive and fix the sweet peas and
try to get my lines In the right place.
Manager Your course is very sim
ple. Just mind your peas and cues.
Women In Love.
"Women in love are generally trou
b'esome and persecuting." Such is
the reported opinion of M. Emile Fa
guet. And If a French critir does not
understand the subjeet. of whom shall
we seek understanding?"
Tin" Sinsle Binder cimr. Orijin.nl '
Tin Foil Smoker Package, .tc straight.
Man cannot Le happy when idle, un ,
less resting from previous labor.
What Ails You?
Do you feel weak, tired, despondent, have frequent head
ccaes, coated toetue, bitter or bad taste in noraiel,
"aeart-burn," belchiaf of fas, acid risings ia throat eftcr
eating, stomach faaw or bura, foul breath, dizzy spells,
poor or variable appetite, aauaea at times aad kiadred
If yea htrs aay coastderabl aaaaaer of Am
aTaaaCoaaa yoa mrm eaffersag freaa trilioa
aesa. torpid fiver with iadifsatioa, or dyspepsia.
Dr. Kerca'a Golira Medical Discovery aaada
cp of the saost valaaMo aacdiciaal principles
laowa to sBcdtcol acieaco for the peraaaaect
car of aaca boorawl coaditioaa. It ia a Boost
ciicieat liver savif orator atoasaca toaie, bowel
ref alator aad aervo atrentacacr
He "Golden Medical Discovery" is aot a patent medickM or secret aostroa,
a full list of ita ingredients being printed oa ita bottle-wrapper and attested
coder oath. A glance at these will show tbat it contains ao alcohol, or barai
fol habit-forming drags. It is a f aid extract made with pare, tripte-reaaed
glycerine, of proper strength, from the roots of native American medical,
r nif. World's Dispensary Medical Associatioo, Props., Baflalo, N. Y.
IT WAS ONCE MI3.
I '"QnmaaaaaaamrVmSi lr I
aft 9jmBBm2MmVBnT f Jmar Jft
"You don't remember me, do you?
"No; but that umbrella has a fa
His Claim to Prominence.
At a social gathering a certain man.
Intent on knowing every one, was in-
' traduced to Senator Julius C. Burrows
' "The name Burrows Is very famil
iar to me," he said. "I am certain
that you are a man of some promi
nence." ' "Yes." replied Senator Burrows. "I
am the man that 'died at first just
before Casey came to bat In that cele
brated ball game in Mudville." Suc
ROUTT COUNTY, COLORADO, LAND
Keen observers predict a big boom
in propcrty.in Wantland, Colorado, the
new town which is being built in the
center of the Little Snake River Val
ley in Routt County. Colorado. A big
irrigation system is being built to irri
gate G0.000 acres of very fine land sur
rounding Wantland. The land Is be
ing sold by the State of Colorado for
50 cents per 3cre. under the Carey
Act. and water rights cost $35.00 an
acre, in ten year payments. Sugar fac
tories, flour mills, canneries, etc.. are
among the possible industries to be lo
cated at Wantland. Full information
can be obtained from the Routt County
Colonization Company, 1734 Welton
St., Denver, Colo.
Truth is cut up to patch too many
lies. You can never boil the lies back
Into truth again.
Lew?- Single Binder straight 5c cigar
is made to satisfy the smoker.
And many a coming man neglects to
ALCOHOL-3 PER CENT
AVfegeteble Preparation for As
tmg Hie Stomachs and Bowels of
nessand Rest.Contains neither
Opium .Morphine nor Mineral
Aorr&ct Remedy forConstiba-
lion . Sour Stomach.Diarrhoea.
S and LOSS OF SLEEP
The Centaur Company?.
Guaranteed under the Food;
Diaa't C:e far iixtc
They were seated at the breakfast
"John, dear," said the young wife,
"this Is my birthday."
"I'm glad -you mentioned it. darling."
rejoined her husband. "Ill buy you a
present the first thing when I get
"Well." she said. "I hope you won't
get any cheap 98-cent affair."
"Of course I won't." he replied.
"Why. I would be ashamed to present
you with anything that cost less than
Some men carry a sandbag because
they are too proud to beg.
act surely aad A
may est lbs
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Come and see for yonreelf.
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For Infanta and Children
The Kind You Have
is the turning-point to economy
in wear and tear of wagons. Try
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STANDARD OIL CO.
I Wipe it off your othcrv.iss
j good lookingUxst pat on that
i good health smile that CAS-
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