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A heap Srio.
Hoard's Dairyman tells of an Oregon
farmer who built a silo at a cost of only
$20. It is a stave silo, 10 by 24 feet,
built of 2 by 6 scantlings set edgewise,
and they are neither sized nor beveled.
There are sixty-two staves or scant
lings. They are set on a foundation of
gravel and brick. For the foundlatlon
the earth is excavated to the depth of
fourteen Inches, two feet wide, in cir
cular form. This is filled in with stone
T W -NTTY-OIL All Sl 0.
and brick (the brick were used simply
because they were hban .y. grave! I, .jlust
as good) and tamped down soil . on
the center of this the bottoml onds
of the staves are set. For hools or
bands to hold tile staves together he
uses woven wire fencing cut in about
thirty-foot lengths. The ends of the
wire are run through a 4 by 4 timber,
the timber turned half over and wie
fastened by twisting the ends around.
Through these thuhrers are run three
bolts with nuts for drawing them to
gether and tightening the hoops.
The openings for taking out the en
silage ale made by cuttingO out thIee
staves for a d stance of twently-four
inches, which would make the open ,ng
18 by 24 Inches. ''here are three of
these olpenings, one between each band.
there being four bands around tile silo.
They are cut on the bevel, with the
longer sides Inside, so the pressure of
the ensilage will hold them In place.
The lumber in this silo cost $12, the
four-foot woven wire fencing $6.N0 and
the twelve bolts $1.20, or a total of
Ventilated YTnlitry Coop.
In the Illustration Is shown a coop
easily and cheaply built, by which ven
tllation is secured without subject:ug
the occupants of the coop to the at
tacks of vermin, or leaving thenm expos
ed to winds and rains. The lower part
of the Illustration shows the ordinary
coop which every one who ihandes
poultry knows well how to build, and
shows it center space hin the topl left
for ventilt Ioln. The uipper part of the
cut shows how ventllatlion i. Ilho se
cured at the rear wl\hen doir, I. vire
netting is iused In both c'lase to cover
the opening left for ventlat'i, n, atnd
this is applled from the inside of lfhe
VKNTILATDn PO'LTIt.RY ('t.
coop. It is usuallly noesiabie to halve
the two places for ventilation and both
arranged so that either iany be cover
ed by a shutter held in place by ia
wooden button in case the storm is
from a direction which will cause the
wind or rain to drive in.
Stock Fee llog in Winter.
In many sections there is a fair supp!y
of stock food, but not of the kind ut;ual
ly given; hence, there is likely to bc
more or less of it wasted. W\ have ad
vocated the use of the shredder wlhre
the corn crop will warrant it, as the
economical method, and even whi re
the shredder cannot be used we would
go back to the primitive corn cutter
rather than feed corn stalks in the usual
manner, for if the stock can be luduced
to eat all but the ends of the coin stalks,
there Is just so much gained. The un
salable vegetables and fruits may be
turned to account in feeding stock if
economy is the watchword. Probably
the worst mistake farmers with stock
to feed and an unusually small quantity
of fodder on hand will make is to at
tempt to winter the usual number. This
will be far from profitable,, and it will
be cheaper to sell the poorest of' the
ytoek, even at low prices, and feed the
rest well, than to divide the food among
them all and have them come out
spring-poor. It takes a year of good
feeding to bring the spring-poor stock
back to the normal condition, and often
times it cannot be done at all--lndian
S. ar lteet% ar. 1 C ttle-Growinp .
The Standard Cattle Company of Ne
braska claims to have been almost
forced into the groo ilug of sugar beets
and the establishlmelt of a beet sugar
factory by tilhe fa lure to make the prolit
they desired or were used to making
by feeding cattle upon corn. They
found that the residuum or pulp left
after the sugar was milade from the
beets \was a valuable filttelling food for
cattle. To fahly lest the matter they
have some 2,ti() i(r'(s in beets, ailnd
have built a sugar factlory at a cost of
$tSf).(0. They tild the cost of grow
lng the Is-ets to hbe i1".38 per are for
labor, It being dotie by contract at $1t.:)2
for thinning and ibulching. i3.-47 for
hand hoeing. $1.1M) fr cultivator. They
lind that it Netbraska the beets are niot
at their best for ;uar makiing if har
vested before Sept. 15, and thus they
must go Iito a silo or pit Ibefore imany
of theml canl be used. ais they Iimust lie
all hlar\vestedl befo(rt tile frost collmes.
The pulpli illust also Ibe preserved in the
silo until it is wanitted for feeding out.
They use beet s-eed frolm lra 'lclle and
Germttanty, but ;ire iot yet decidett as to
the best varieties iTher crop grow hlas
been about lifteeti tonis 'r lalcre, but
the sugar (contents hav\e Inot beenll as
high as expl)iected. The plitillal obj'ect
is tlhe fattlening of stoc·k ulpo the 1iilp,
but they hitd ihoped to obltain sugaur
eloutigh to iliay the cost (tf growing aind
manllufactulre, leaving the calttle feed
Is It walste plrot cti . cosltig n ttiih.ntg.
This oilnt they do not seeili to hiiiave
reachelil yet, anld there seemlis to be two
protle'ts to solve be'tore they can retch
It, or suc.cess t Ii onle iof them tIlly be
enough, tile growit!g of heets at less
cost, or gettling a higher sug'lar test from
theml. TIhus fair halve bets ylelding
aboutt nline per cill of sIugar, while in
,et'-c th rey reach an laveratge of 13to
per cent.--Amerl..rili (Cultivator.
The subject of o(rlgilllutng a breed of
Polled Sllhothorns was agitated lif
teen or twenty yearsI a1go and cuit llinnat
(d in the Polled
which \ve have to
Sl ay. The prtloce.ss
folllowed was to
take tilte best U11-1
ley cows to hei
fotund atlonll the
conllll! stolck ad
bl'eed to pure !;red
.nOwrTInoIN BULL. Sho.'th .1n bulls,j
saving thte polled hel'ters prdu ,el fr'. In
this tIlion and breeding back to puIre
bred Shorthllorn bulls. T'ils proces
was followed constanlly, tel uimitl.tg1
the collllllon stock blood and tpreser\.ill ;
the polletl ellrnacteristic ln:il for lt all
[practical Ipurlpose they were pure bred
Wne never found anytllitng that would
put the fat Oil eqlual to good ctornll lilI,
or that woutld miake plor)k lure to our
liking. We retu1nlller ia statelent by
Professor Stewart ill wh\lich he says
tlhat with good hogs and1i proper feeodinlg
one shoultd malke eilght p)Olnlds of 1polrk
frolm baushel of ratws corn, or ten
pomtlds from Ilt bushel of raw mteal,
twlive l oul ltls fI'otl the torll if boiled,
and 1ifteen pounds fron thie meal if
boiled. 10 Ierferretd to live \weight, but
we think if lie hal1 said (dret:sed weight
Ie would lnot haDve hbeel ta't frotm r'ight.
And yet outr explt lence thats bee1t mtlote
with what we called (scaldehd lleal, or
suc1h as WIe h:tnl Ioured boiiltg , water
over land stirretd wvell, alloy, tig It to
stand until cool entoitgtll to feed. \\heth
er t molre thorough cooking woul hIvell
improved it we do not know. We think
Theodore Louis, iwho is very go4td alu
thority on pork raisi'ng, f'l(avors boiling
the nolt until well cooked, lbut what a
feedelr (can dto for hnmrlltteds of anll. inls
mlght cost too uclh for l:abor :ut1tl fuel
If do4ne for a few.-- Ml1ssachu4tl et ts
The Olnil 1crop is 11,t ta fill] one, anltd
ctondllitions seeml to lavo' (collllraltivtlely
The po4,r1et gltlrades of a1pples will help
to satisfy the demalllmls of the ev\apo
rating plants this senon.
The best way to increase the appletite
of aI hors:, if (uch a thing 1s; llee'ssnl'y,
is to c'ltnge I ills, diet freqllu1ently.
l)ulo't rale colts from it cross-grained,
ill-tmprll r(ed ImllIre. She mus111t 1,t brlghlt
and intelligent, with a fine, lbloodlike
Good ('1ros of toba14e1o arII report1ed
ifrolli the cigar leaf districts of (1Conne1
thcut, New York, 'ennsylvauia and
There is probably no forage that
comes into use eatrlier Ill the sprling
than winter rye and 11none that is better
for hogs, sheep or calvhes.
The btusllness of buying and matching
carriage horses and fittlig thenem for the
wholesale market is a new and mnlport
ant branch of the horse business.
Lining the soil intended for beets,
preferably in the fall, the application
of acid phosphate and Thomas slag
with the seed and the treatment of the
beet seed itself with fungicidal sub
stances are suggested by the station for
root blight and heart rot.
QUAINt SAM HOUSTON.
Amusing Story of the Famous Texan
When , e at in the -enate.
Gen. Sam Houston of Texas.was the
most picturesque figure in the Senate
during my first years of service at
the capitol, writes Galusha A. Grow in
the Saturday Post. Like Benton, he
was very fond of young men, and soon
caume to count rue as "one of the boys."
Only those who were youngsters In the
'40s can realize the interest people feit
in Houston in the days when his part
in the struggle for the indpendence of
Texas was still fresh in .:he public
mind. Visitors to the Senate chamber
invariably asked to have him pointed
out to them, and they were never dis
appointed in their hero, for he was
large of frame, of stately carriage and
dignified demeanor and had a lionlike
No passage in Houston's career was
nobler than the heroic stand against
disunion which marke-I Its close, while
of his kitndliness of nature and gener
ous hielpfulness to those in distress one
could recall stories sutticient to till a
Near Quincy, Ill.. there was a stretch
of country known as the "Indian
tract," to which HIouston held title, at
fact many of the settlers thereon, a
careless pioneer brood, failed to search
out. One of tllem called upon \Vil
liamin A. tlehliardson, long a imember of
the House fromn the Quincy district and
subsequently 1' Sen.ilor from his State,
c(onfided to him tha:t he had inadver
tently settlel upon 10i acres of Hous
ton's land and that all he was worth
stood in improvements on it. Ile want
ed Rlichardson to see tiousion and
imake the best terins that he could.
Itichllardson uplon his return to WVash
inglto told I11oston the story and ask
ed what hIe would take for a quit claim
deel to the 1I0 acres.
"\What sort of a man:1 is this constitu
ent of yours who has blundered upon
I:yv land'?" asked I-Iouston.
"A good, S(lquare, honest man," xwas
"When I turn him off my land I
rectkon he and his family will be beg
"Whiat's this farm worth now?"
"IImprovements and all, about $(;,
000." was the response.
"Wlhat was the bare plane worth
when you fellows went on it'." queried
"About $5 an acre: $800 in all." an
swered Ictllha rdson.
"Good fellow, this roman of yours,
Rilehardson?" This after a moment's
"Best in the world." sa:id Richard'so..
"Tell him to sclid me $8011) andil I'll
make him n deed."
In due time the $800 reached Wash
in'ton in in the shalpe of a New York
draft. Iicehardtson solltht Ilouston,
who. hlavin:r exerto'ed a deed, took the
draft 'and ind '.rsed It.
"You so:y this rlan of yours is a good
follow?" hie askieI, thouinnhtfully.
"('iiuldln't lie a better one," was the
erlllln:tie ai nswer'.
"Send him hnak this draft and toll
hill Snit Houston hats ohangeid his
mllindl. What ilin yoilu buty a (igood sadl
dli( horse for in lthat oullntr'y?" lie
was Iaid that 8200 woulld do it. "We~lI,
Ilion." sail Htirnston. "write to your
fr!l,,l anri toll hiim to rnu a first-class
saddle lhorse, arourt 4 yOears ol, alntl
keep him for me. .ViWhen Congress ad
Iinrlls I will go honie with you and
ride the horse down to Texas."
Witlhout delay the !man in Illinois re
ei,:ved hack Iris d"nft and bought a
s:i1d le horse, the hosi hLe couldl find.
Jiust hnfor'e adjonrtl !nronmt tIonston
sugrllht Itichlnardsoln. "You rsay the fel
Iow who's got lily horse is a tiptop good
ni1tn?"'' Itili'-ll "'sýn'on l:l in de clared hintr
nire of the, Ihest in his district. "Weoll,"
said Ilourston. with a sigh, "I should
have likred first r'ate to see him and also
lily horse, bult i1. affa:lirs tutrn ollt I
must go str'aight to Texas. When your
ret Ioimle gno over aind see tins muan and
tell him to sell the horse and do what
ie pleiuses with the money. And, hy
the xway. llelrardson. I -wishi you won!d
x-rite and toll 1te if It was a good hIorsie
I ist lon't like my sister, lln'
I wlsht sh'I go alway,
My sister ain't bin her ilong,, coz
She only cumn t'day.
1My sister ain't got enny hair
Upon her heal a-tall;
It's ist all red es it kin he,
An' round is cnsny bill.
IMy si-er has such teenie eyes,
An' little weentie han's;
Ma w talks t' her, but I don't think
'At she ist understan's.
My sister she can't talk a-tall,
Bit m.ore'n she kin fly;
itut you ist bet she maikes a noise
W'hcen she starts in t' cry.
I ast my paw where she cun!n'd frum;
'Nen he ist laff'd at imie.
An' sed lie found her in th' wudds,
In a ole holler tree.
My mnw she loves my sister more
'N she dum me, I know,
An' 'ait's the very ree',zun I
Don't like imy sister so.
I jist don't guess it's enny use
F'cr me to make a fuss,
Coz pmaw he sez lmy sister she,
Will make her home with us.
Power of Niagara Falls.
The total undeveloped energy of NI.
agara Falls is estimated by electrical
experts to be 8,000,000-horse power.
A woman in love Is more or less fool"
isb, but she never finds it out so long
as the man is good to her.
"Courtesy helps business." "Yes; and
good business makes a man feel a heap
more polite, too."
"Yes. I am a confirmed bachelor."
"IHow many times have you been con
firmed ?"- Brooklyn Life.
"Can your wife keep a secret?"
"Yes; she has a dozen or so of her
friends to help her."--life.
Bill--When a man is in debt I think
he ought to try and get out of it. Jill
Do you mean out of debt or out of
Nell-Rather conceited, isn't he?
Belle-I should say. He said the best
was none too good for me, and then he
"She says her face is her fortune,"
snid Maud. "Yes," said .Mamie; "and
I felt like telling her to cheer up; pove
erty is no disgrace."--Washington Star.
Crawford-H-ow do you figure that
the exhibition in Buffalo is better than
the one they had in Paris? Crabshaw
It doesn't cost so much to get there.
"IHow do you like the new professor's
lectures ?" "They seem extraordinar
ily dry, considering how many founts
of knowledge he has."-Fliegende
"I know I shall never love another
woman as I do you." "I should hope
not!" "Well. you needn't get" mad
about it. I'll bet I could if I wanted
Charley--Mnud Toomer told me last
night that she loved nme. Harry-You
are somewhat delayed. She told the
rest of us fellows that long ago.-Den
Daughter-Father, I fear I hurt the
Count's feelings. Father-In whatway?
"I thoughtlessly told him I didn't be
lieve he owed as much as he said he
Bookkeeper-This figure is so indis
tinct that I don't know whether to
make out this man's bill for $5 or $8.
The Beoss-Make it out for $8, then.
lie-We may have to wait some time
before we can get married, dear. She
P'erlmaps it is just as well. Papa says
he expects to do twice as much busi
ness next year as this.
IBifkins (who is giving a party)
What do you get an evening for wait
ing at entertainments? Waiter-Five
shillings, sir; but if there is to he sing
ing, I must ask six, sir."-Tit-Bits.
Stranger-It seems rather strange
that you should complain 'about your
best fr!end because he took your part.
IT'iupiiat-I'm an actor, sir, and I
wanted the part myself.-lPhiladelphia
Maliud-When are they to be married?
Ethel--Never. Maud-Never? And
why so? ilthel-She will not marry
him until he has paid his debts, and he
cuan:nit ay his debts until she marries
Rl., kiyn Workingman's wife (in
li.11 --\'lihat's Ih:l))pened, Danny? Rer
Itlit aiul (desperatrly)-WelI, I've been
fired Iy .1. I'. .Morgan, and there's no
haodiv e'le in tle world to work for!
Mrs. Stlollngillnd--Wihy don't you go
to w\crk Trailip-Please, mumn, I made
a 5(ltlllll vow twenty yealrs ago that
I'd eivel' do another stroke of work till
woment was paid lh' same wages as
mena.--New York Weekly.
"I hope to see the time when there is
no moniey inll llitics," said the ardent
youth. "Well." answered Senator Sor
glhmu, gravely, "when that time comes
we'll simply have to go into some other
"Well, madamll," said the doctor, bus
tling in. "how is our patient this morn
ing?" "Ills mind seems to be perfectly
clear this mornini g, doctor," replied the
tired watcher. "He refuses to touch
any of the Imedicins."-Chicago Trib
Nell-I seete te Bjoneses are back from
their wedldiing tlap. 1 had an idea at
the wedding that Mir. ljones was quite
tall. but he isn't. Belle-Well, it's to be
expec(ted tlhat a man11 is rather short
when he returns fronm his wedding trip.
Miss Passee- I accepted Dick Brad
ford list night. Miss Younge-Yes. I
exspectld it. Miss Passee-Why? Miss
Youngll!l . ecause whein I refused him
he said the next tinhe lie would propose
to sclan one old enough to know her
own mind.-Ilarleni Life.
;'Can't you afftord to wear better
clothes than those?" asked the sympa
thetic woman of the street beggar, as
she el ed his tattered garments. "No,
ma'am. I really can't," was the mendi
cant's reply; "these togs is what I beg
"My good little ,ian," said the visit
ing pa:s-tor, "I am afl'naid you've been
fighting A blace eye! L)on't you want
me to iray with you?" "Naw," said
the got',! little main. "Run home and
pray wit ii your own kid. He's got two
black eyes."-I'hiladilphlia Press.
"It is my opinon," said one sage, "that
a miain who has a college degree is very
likely t( be successful in life." "Yes,"
answered the other; "and it is a rule
that wo;'ks both ways. A main who is
successful in life is very likely to get
a college degree."-Washington Star.
"Do you remember that schoolma'am
that I was so imuch mashed on when
we went to school together down at the
Forks?" "Yep. Where is she now?"
"I left her at my home half an hour
ago." "Then you married her after
all?" "Not much I didn't. She mar
rled my youngest boy."-Cleveland
PULPIT, STUMP AND FORUM.
- HE REV. OLYMPIA BROWN,
of Racine, Wis., has made a mark
in her chosen profession, that of
the ministry, in suffrage ranks and as a
manager of a newspaper and job print
ing office. It was
her admission into
t.h e Universalist
church as a regu
larly ordained min
tster of the gospel
that opened the
way for women
preachers. Her or
June 27, 18683, and,
with the exception
of the Rev. Antoi
nav. OLYMPIA BROWN. nette Brown, who
had begun preaching the year before,
but who was not regularly ordained by
a church, the Rev. Olympia Brown was
the first woman preacher outside of the
Mrs. Brown was born in Prairie
Ronde, Mich., Jan. 5, 1835, received
her education at home on her father's
Iarm, at Mount Holyoke Seminary, now
Mount Holyoke College for Women;
Antioch College and the theological
school at Canton, N. Y.
Throughout her career as a minister
her work has ranked favorably with
that done by men ministers, and her
,?astoral work has been carried on in
the same manner as that which marked
similar pastorates under the charge of
men. Some of the fields in which she
has worked are Marshfleld, Mass.; East
Montpelier, Vt.; Weymouth, Mass.;
Bridgeport. Conn.; and Racine, Wis.
Needs of Children.
A writer in the Ledger Montb:.y ?,,s
the following to say on the L.bjc.r :
"Little children need plenty of sleep.
They should retire early, not later than
8 o'clock, and should not be disturbed
in the morning, but be left to waken
naturally. The noon nap should be
2ontinued until the child is at least five
years of age. Even if the child does
not sleep, the quiet rest is beneficial,
and for a nervous, restless child is nec
'After the rest nourishment is need
ed, so this is the best time for the af
ternoon lunch. The lunch should be
light, not to interfere with the even
ing meal. Bread and milk or bread and
jam or fruit are the best to give.
"Plenty of plain, nourishing food is
absolutely necessary for growing chil
dren. The lunch between breakfast and
Ilcon, as well as the one between noon
and dinner, should never be neglected.
"It is best to have the children's din
ner not later than 5:30. If it can be
managed a noon dinner is much better.
Where children are permitted to dine
with the family they should be taught
not to expect everything that is on the
table. It is poor judgment to deprive
the older members of the family of cer
tain dishes because they are not whole
some for the children. Rich sauces,
cakes and pickles, salads and all made
dishes should never be given to chil
dren; plain cake, plain desserts, good
pure candy and chocolate in modera
tion will do no harm. Fruit is always
good, but be sure it is perfect and ripe;
green and overripe fruit is dangerous."
Wnage-arn rr and "'atrilmonv.
People who urge that the proper
sphere for woman is the home may find
much encouragement in the figures
showing an increase of 50 per cent in
the number of marriages in Cook Coun
ty since 1899, says the Chicago Trib
une. Still more to the point is the
fact that the license books clearly show
that an increasingly large percentage
of the brides are young women for
merly engaged as wage earners on
their own account. Negative proof of
the same fact is found in the reports
which show that the number of young
women seeking employment as stenog
raphers and clerks has correspondingly
decreased. Some authorities are in
clined to cre lit the prevailing busi
ness prosperity with the increased
number of marriages among working
women. Others declare that men are
just beginning to find out that women
with a business experience make bet
ter wives. All are inclined to think
that the somewhat general reaction
against the new woman has had a con
siderable influence. Certainly the sign
is a healthy one. There are few who
will deny that the ideal place for a
woman is in a home of her own, and
there will be universal acceptance of
the statement that a community where
homes are yearly increasing and multi
plying Is likely to be safe, prosperous
To Gain Popularity.
Why is it that some women are ad
runred and sought after by the other sex
and others who are apparently more
attractive are comparatively ignored is
one of the puzzles of social life of
Ahich many an anxious mother would
I!ke to have the key. .Miss Z--, for in
stance, who is beautiful and accom
plished, is not 'nearly as popular as
bliss R-, who is barely good-looking,
and to the feminine eye not nearly as
attractive in manner or conversation,
and yet the latter possesses magnetism
and the other does not. Apparently to
be a "man's woman," the guilelessness
of the dove must be united to the wls
dom of the serpent. The candidate for
masculine preferment must be clever
without any of the superiority of intel
aect. She must tickle his vanity with
ut betraying the adulation of flattery,
and, while showing a Jstrong predilec
tioafor bla society, must is no way ap
pear to seek it. Above all, she must
he thoroughly sympathetiq, and possess
what Goethe describes as the "ewig
weibliche," which, without doubt, is
the most important attribute of alL
To Cidan Piano Keys.
To keep piano keys clean and prevent
the discoloration of the ivory, dampen
a piece of muslin with alcohol, and
with it rub the keys. The alcohol can
do no damage, and, if frequently ap
plied, the keys will stand in want of no
other treatment, but if they have al
ready begun to turn yellow rub them
with cotton flannel wet with cologne
water. Even old and discolored ivory
may be rejuvenated, no matter what
the cause of discoloration or of how
long standing. An acid applied repeat
edly will usually restore the keys to
their original whiteness. Cotton flannel
cloths wet with a saturated solution of
oxalic acid and water and laid upon the
keys will remove all stains. Care should
always be taken in the use of such a
bleacher as this that it does not touch
anything from which the color is not
to be removed, for it does its work with
Wise Ayia.um of M\rs. Grandy.
The wise parents are those who look
after the kind of literature their chil
Often the most consequential hus
band in public is the meekest and most
humble at home.
No champion duck sheds water
quicker than fashionable people shake
off family disgrace.
In the writing of obituaries nowa
days it is often most important to
know what not to put in.
A great many women sacrifice the
proprieties of life just for the sake
of a little brief celebrity.
It is something akin to a puzzle to
decide what is really the mission in
life of the "society youth."
Red flannel to a bull is not more ob
noxious than the suggestion of gene
alogy to "society people."
A shopper who had just made a pur
chase in the writer's presence pulled
out a neat little affair, something like
a card case, from her shopping bag.
From it she took a gummed label and
handed it to the clerk. On this slip were
her name and address in typewriting.
She did not have to wait for a clerk to
go through the laborious task of get
ting her name. This plan saves time,
especially if one has a fine old Dutch
name which has to be spelled. This
shopper knew also that her bundle
would not be delivered to her next-door
neighbor.-Good Housekeeping for Au
Affectation in woman is like the fuzss
upon a peach, to all, nupalatable.
An egotist seldom asks advice, and
never follows i.
It matt,, very little where one is
born, so that one dies in the odor of
One may damn absolutely and not
use a single inelegant adjective.
To raise the devil is easy; to put him
down requires strength.
The true economist seldom accepts
True Courteay Not a Matter of Rule.
Real courtesy, it must be borne in
mind, is not arbitrary form, but a
thoughtfulness regarding the pleasure,
comfort and happiness of others. And
what hostess would be made more com
fortable or happy by having her efforts
to give pleasure rendered null by a
rlgid observance of a rule, which, like
most good ones, has its exceptions?
Courtesy is double acting between host
ess and guests.-Lillian M. Siegfried, in
the Woman's Home Companion.
Houewife Sn gae.tionsu
Copper nails with huge heads are the
latest for holding down floor coverings.
They are especially effective on green
or blue terry.
Cut-glass knobs are considered much
smarter on colonial furniture just at
present than even the perfectly plain
Woodwork and floors painted green
lu combination with delicately flower
ed walls and big-blossomed chintz or
cretonne upholstery and curtains are
the favored bedroom decorative
scheme of the hour.
Pieces of unslacked lime in earthen
bowls placed In different rooms will, it
is said, improve the atmosphere on a
humid day. The lime will absorb the
water from the air.
Milk, cream, machine oil and meat
juice should be washed out in cold
water immediately; soap may be used
on the meat juice. Tea and coffee
stains should be treated just as fruit
stains. Soak medicine stain in alcohol
and it will respond.
To clean matting, sweep it twice
first with a stiff broom, working along
the grain of the straw, then crosswise
with a soft broom dipped in warm
water, rinsing with clean water. This
brightens all sorts of colored matting,
and also saves it, in a measure, from
Care should be exercised in the use
of soaps on delicate fabrics. Many care
ful laundresses do not use soap at all,
but substitute wheat bran instead.
Two quarts of bran boiled in soft
water and the liquor strained off after
it is cool is just right. This will not
affect the color, requires- very u little
rinsing and little starch, unless the
article is desired very stiff.