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THE HOME Mitt A. C. Handler
The Perfect Man.
Thore is a man who never drinks,
Nor smokes nor chows nor swears;
Who never gambles—never flirts
And shuns all sinful snares,
There Is a man who never does
A thing that is not right.
His wife can tell just where he is
At morning, noon or night.
Dr. J. N. Hurty, Secretary of In
diana State Board of Health and the
auuior of this fable says "it is not a
fable, but simple straight goods."
Once a great king, named Hooser
osus I, called his law-makers together,
for he thought the people needed some
more laws. The law makers came a
running, because it filled their hearts
with gladness to pass laws. The first
law passed was one making an appro
priation of 120,000 ducats to pay their
salaries and expenses. There was no
debate, and every one voted aye. Af
ter this, the laws came so fast they
just rolled down the corridors of the
great law house and tangled the feet
of the members of the third house.
Both good and evil were in these laws,
sometimes one and sometimes the
other, principally the other.
Among the laws was one to build
a cow shed —the law said a coliseum —
to be used five days in each year to
show cows in. To make a cow holiday
as it were. Another law was for a
hospital where poor young mothers
with consumption could be treated
365 days in each year and many re
stored to health and usefulness. The
cow shed law went through dead easy,
and carried with it an appropriation
of 100,000 ducats. The hospital law
barely got through by the skin of its
teeth, and carried an appropriation
of 30,000 ducats to buy ground to put
it on, but nothing for building it. One
great lawmaker from Pinchburg, who
said he was strong for economy, voted
gladsomely for the cow shed, but vot
ed against the institution for saving
life and making useful citizens. He
said in his speech—"lt ain't good busi
ness to build this here hospital, and
besides, the Kingdom can't afford it.
I'm fur economy."
A great crowd of people, some eating
Wienerwurst sandwiches, was present
when the sleek cows with red ribbins
on their horns and tails were led
into the arena of the one hundred
thousand ducat cow shed. The sleek
cows were greatly admired, and all
present, including the cows, enjoyed
themselves very much. The poor con
sumptive mothers who might have been
saved to bring up their children are
all dead and are now nicely buried.
The motherless children were taken
'to the orphans' home.
Moral. Be a cow and be shown off
in a one hundred thousand ducat cow
shed with a red ribbon on your tail.
Don't be an unfortunate consumptive
and lie in a premature grave. The
Kingdom can't afford to save you, the
money is needed for a cow shed.
Economy is the cry.
Sugar as a Disinfectant.
In grandmother's day a sprinkling
of sugar on a shovelful of hot coals
carried about the room was the ap
proved disinfectant for bad odors, or
in cleansing a room after any conta
gious disease, says the Journal of Ag
riculture. In later years we have
gone to the druggist for our disinfect
ants and "no smellee" appliances.
Now comes the statement from Prof.
Thilbert of the Pasteur Institute at
Paris that burning sugar develops
formic acetylene-hydrogen, one of the
most powerful antiseptic gases known.
In an experiment recently made 77.16
grains of sugar were burned under a
glass bell holding ten quarts. After
tae vapor had cooled, bacilli of small
pox, typhoid fever, cholera and tuber
culosis were placed in the bell in
open glass with the result that inside
of half an hour all the microbes were
dead. Experiment also proved that
even rotten eggs and decayed meat
placed in a closed vessel in which
sugar had been burned lost their of
fensive odor at once. It appears,
therefore, that grandmother's belief
was well founded after all, though she
may not have known the scientific
reasons for its efficiency.
A Clever Woman
A writer gives the following defini
tion of a clever woman:
A clever woman is one who looks
well after the ways of her own house
A clever woman is one who under
takes nothing thai she does not under
A clever woman is one who is mis
tress of tact and knows how to make
the social wheels run smoothly and
A clever woman is one who makes
the other woman think herself the
A clever woman is one whose abil
ity is never unpleasantly felt by the
rest of the world.
A clever woman is one who always
makes the best of any situation.
A clever woman is one who acts like
hot water on tea —she brings the
sweetness and strength out of every
A clever woman is one who ac
knowledges her neighbors' right to
live, who doesn't believe that she
alone is the motive power of the
Hot Water Bottle
The hot-water bottle is a wonder
ful invention for a cure and a relief,
but it should be used with 1 caution,
like any other article, especially with
very sick people or with infants. The
cork or stopper should be carefully
placed and carefully tested every time
before being used in the bed. There
are not a few cases of burns from hot
water bottles, especially in the case
of old people whose senses have not
conveyed to them prompt indications
of pain. In a recent case where a
patient was successfully operated on
for appendicitis, the hot-water bottle
used burned him so that it made a
sore on his leg several inches long.
The Ladies' Aid Society, which met
with Darcy's mother, had assembled
on the porch. A big turkey suddenly
appeared near by, strutting and rump
ling his feathers, when the hostess
was astounded to hear Darcy, who was
at play in the yard, call out: "For
sname, Chucky, put down your
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brown thoroughly butter size of an
egg. When well browned add a slice
of bread broken in bits, and when the
bread has absorbed the butter, turn
in one quart of buttermilk. As soon
as this reaches the boiling point, pour
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buttermilk, one cup of sugar, one egg,
three tablespoons flour, well blended,
and stir until the whole comes to a
boil. Remove after a moment of boil
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Elinor was very anxious to bring
home an Angora cat from Maine last
Summer. Her mother objected, think
ing that the care of a cat from .aaine
to Connecticut was entirely too arduous
a task, so she tried to "buy off" Elinor.
"If you will say no more about
the cat," she said, "I will give you
a dollar to spend in Boston." Elinor
looked quite thoughtful for a moment,
then said: "But, mother, how much
longer a cat would last than a dollar."