natural woods, a mahogany four
poster will cost at least $25.
The mattress and springs of
durable quality will cost another
$25 and a good mahogany dresser
can hardly be secured for much
less than $30. A mahogany small
rocker and low chair will "be an
other $10. ,
If, instead of mahogany, .white
furniture is used, the cost will be
A white iron or white wodden
bedstead may be had for about
$10, if the shopper uses discrim
inating car6 in her task.
One very attractive bedroom
was furnished by a'young woman
by the process of enatnelling a
cheap wood bedstead and dreaser.
A rocker, bought for 79 cents at
a department store sale in a small
city where she lives, and a low
wooden kitchen chair, whose Gost
was less than 60 cents, completed
the actual furniture of a lilac and
white room that was charming
and which had been arranged at
a minimum expense.
In addition to this furniture the
bride will find that a shirt
waist box, coveredwith a cheap
and pretty cretonne, will be a
great convenience in the room
and that its use will do away with
the necessity of one chair.
The window curtains may be of
inexpensive net or Swiss which
the.bride may finish with an edg
ing to match the design of the
wall paper border.
-Sateen is an excellent substi
tute for silk if a plain color is de
sired to go with walls where the
paperVfigureisat all in evidence.
TKe sheets and pillow cases
necessary for the bedroom, a half
dozen of one and a dozen of the
other, may be had within a money
limit of $5. A good double
blanket will cost about $5. For
$1.50 a winter comfort in carded
cotton with sateert border is tp be
had. Two spreads will cost at
least $1.50 each. Pillows will
come to $3.
With ingenuity and good taste
the 'bride should be able to fur
nish the entire room for about
$50, including the purchase of
two rag rugs of color to blend
with the decorations.
By W. C. Cotton, M. D.
. Never go without som$ effec
tive antiseptic in the house. Pe
roxide of hydrogen is good. Use
it just as it comes from the bottle
as sold .by druggists. Another
good antiseptic is a solution of
corrosive sublimate. One of the
standard tablets and by drug
gists dissolved in a pint of water
makes a 1:1000 solution, which
is of the proper strength for
Be careful in handling corro
sive sublimate, for it is a deadly
Its greatest use is in old sores
that have refused to heal with
In these cases bathe the sore
often and keep the bandages sat
urated with the solution during
the day-and night , t
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