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By a Man Rancher.
The little conveninces about the house
And outbuildings make up a large propor
tion of the comfort and happiness of ranch
life. Not alone the things that are pur
chased but tha many devices that any
man possessing a modicum of mechanical
skill and a few simple tools can make, at
odd spells, in the busy season or during the
many days »f winter when there is
little to do but the chores. A step ladder;
a milking stool; a saw-buck; a box for odd
pieces of iron, screws, bolts, nuts and the
like; a harness rack; a bracket; a shelf here
and there, and a hundred and one other
things that experience and observation may
suggest. Let the good wife have a word as
to what is needed in her department and
without doubt she can aid you in sugges
tions for your own peculiar Bphere of the
barn, stable, orchard and field.
Right here let us add, Uiost the ' 'boughteu"
so-called conveniences, are no conveniences
at all, but hindrances, and yet may be
easily fixed so as to be of use. This is
more particularly true of devices for the
kitchen. A stove set too high, means a
large quantity of ache for the wife or
daughter. All people are not of the same
size. One sees little women struggling fot
dear life—and cleanliness--with a long
mop stick designed for a much taller
wielder, or bending, rather reaching, up to
a high washbench or washboard. The in
convenience of such "conveniences," cer
tainly double the work.
Some Virginia Breads.
Beaten Biscuit—One quart of flour, one
half teacupful of butter, one-half teacupful
of lard, one teaspoouful of salt. Mix with
sweet milk ii.to a stiff dough; beat with
a heavy weight until the dough blisters
thoroughly. It usually takes half an hour.
Cut with a biscuit cutter, stick each biscuit
several times with a fork, and bake in a hot
oven until they are a soft, deep brown.
Batter Bread—Disolve one-half teaspoon
ful ot soda in one quart of clabber or fresh
buttermilk. Stir into this four well-beaten
eggs, one tablespoonful of melted butter,
one teaspoonful of salt and one-half pinta
of white, unbolted corn meal. Pour into
a baking dish and bake quickly.
Batter Cakes—Two eggs beaten together,
three cupfuls of sweet milk, salt to taste;
enough white corn meal to make the batter
the consistency of fresh cream. Have the
hoe hot, grease slightly, drop the batttr on
the hoe and let it fry until brown, then
turn. Serve hot with fresh butter. This
makes a nice dish for an invalid and can
be prepared in twenty minutes. —Good
A Growing Hand.
It seems incredible that there should be
such a thing as a growing hand in the plant*
iut; ut flowers and other plants, but it is
recognized even by flowers and other plants,
but it is uot recognized even by florists,
and it has grown to have a regular name.
Some people will read directions for prepar
ing the soil and planting the seed or slips,
and follow them faithfully and yet nothing
grow, or if it grows at all it will bo stunted
and almost worthless, while another, with
out half the care and trouble, will have
everything live and thrive.—George Maish.
There may be such a thing ap a "growing
hand," but I would call it the hand of
love; the hand and heart and eyes that wish
the best, hope the best, do the best for the
object of their care. I don't mean the
lavishing of ill-advised love or attention.
That is more fatal than coldness or neglect.
It is much with plants as with children. It
is not the lavishing of a sickly spasmodic
affection that neglects one part while dili
gently cultivating another, but the steady,
reasoning, thougtful care and the liitle
wholesome neglect that causes both flowers
and children to grew and blossom. M. C.
At the Children's Fair: "Why do you
sell this lemonade at five cents a glass and
ask ten for the rest? It all tastes alike."
ConHctentious Bobbie:" Oh, that is the
dish the puppy fell into."
Teacher: "Who can tell me what use
ful thing we get from the whale?"
Teacher: "Right. Now, what little boy
or girl knows what we eet from the seal?"
Tommy: "Sealing wax."—Racket.
It was an old New England judge who
once interrupted a lawyer in the midst
of a spreads-eagle speech by saying: "Mr.
, I wish you would take a few feath
ers from the wings of your imagination, and
put them in the tail of the your judge
The nervous mother of a bright little boy
was alarmed lest he should take the hoop
ing cough. She talked and worried 00 much
about it that she gave the child her fear g
One night, after the little fellow was asleep,
a donkey near the house set up hia he-haw.
With a bound the little boy was out of bed,
screaming: "The whooping cough is com
ing, mamma!" The whooping cough is
SHEET METAL WORK
AgeutH for Majest'c Steel Range*, Do
mestic and White Sewing Machines.
Farm Tools, Hop Growers' Supplies.
YaJiium Avouue, Nortb YlUffll, W«ib.
Best Farm Lands for Sale.
Safest Loans Negotiated.
Reference—First National Bank of
G. M. McKINNEY,
North Yakima, Wash.
O. M. McKINNEY, ESQ..
Dear Sir:—l take pleasure in statin* that as
partner in the firm I made a personal examina
tion of all the loans negotiated by yon as our
manager at North Yakima during the years
1890.1891 and 1892. or during the time you had
charge of our office and in every instance I con
sidered the security ample for the loan. If at
any time in the future [ can be of any assist
ance to you by informing interested parties of
tbe good quality of our loans negotiated by you
in North Yakima advise me and I will promptly
and cheerfully do so.
CRIPPEN, LAWRENCE & CO..
Denver, Colo. Per H. J. Putnam, Partner.
LOMBARD & HORSLEY,
FURNITURE, CARPETS, WALL PAPER
Window Shades, Lace and Che
nille Curtans, Blankets, Com
forts, Chamber Sets, Baby Cabs.
Undertaking a Leading Specialty,
Syndicate Block, North Yaklma, Wash.
FIRST STREET, NORTH YAKIMA.
W. H. KERSHAW, Proprietor.
Beef, PorK, Mutton
SAUSAGE, CORNED BEEF.
Highest market price paid for cattle, hogs and
sheep. Our owu make of Smoked Hams and
Bacon and Dried Meats and Lard.
FRESH BUTTER AND EGGS
Is the Place to Sell or Buy
Second Hand Goods.
Come and See for.Yowreelf.
Have Your Old Furniture Made New
Upholstering and Repairing neatly done.
Lounges and Mattresses made to order. • ■
fa. Lounges and Mattresses made over.
UH^Carpet Laying a Specialty.
*~ F. R DAUB, Upholsterer.
At 900 Second Hud Store, let at., V. TtUißt.