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By Hattie fiatnci Churchill.
There's an idiotic fellow whom I
meet where'er I go—
He's the crazy kind of fellow all tbe
little children know.
You wouldn't think him silly from
his manner or his stsle.
Still, it seems ho must be foolish, for
he always wears a smile.
When the way is long and weary and
the load is har i to bear,
When you're weighted down with
trouble and there's no one seems
That's the time this foolish fellow
comes a singing np the road
With a word and smile to c eer you
and to help you with your load.
With his smiling "Buck up, partner,
'cause we're bound to pull it
Though your load's too big for one
man, its a little load for two."
And you feel yourself uplifted with
the strength to play your p irt
With his arm to aid your body and
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The - R^anciiu
his smile to brace your heart.
No, tie hasn't got ambition, but his
life work never ends,
He knows a million people, aui he's
got a million frieuds.
He doesn't strive for fame and wealth;
he hasn't got a goal.
He's just a simple fellow with God's
sunshine in his soul.
Yes, he's just a foolish fellow, with
the eyes that cannot see
All the misery nnd sadness tbat are
plain to you and me,
But he knows the joy of living, all
that makes the world worth while,
And I'd like to be as foolish as the
man behind the smile.
—Eugene Black in New York Times.
Housekeepers will do well to begin
work preparatory for the spring clean
ing. All old garments, also sheets,
pillow cases and other ttiings made of
musliu can be looked over and those
too much worn or further use can be
converted into rugs for bedrooms,
etc. There seems to be a craze or fad
just now fur thiugs colonial. And it
is a very good thing that a rag rug is
considered just the tbing. And it
is a good thiug too that the old rag
carpet which had to be stretched inch
by inch and tacked is a thing of the
past. We all remember the musty
smelling affair and the straw, papers
and clouds of dust when it was taken
up in the spring and fall to be clean
Our mothers fussed and worked
more to keep down the dirt than we
do, but our houses are far more sani
tary than theirs. The bed room of
today is not stuffy and dusty as it
used to be. The curtains in the
guest room are simple and the floor
clean and bare save for a few small
rugs in front of the several pieces of
Nothing could be more simple and
artistic than a bed room noticed re
cently. The room has a northern ex
posure, so a soft, yellow tint was
chosen for the walls to relieve the
sombre north light. The tint was
made by mixing brownish tan with
the yellow. The ceiling was done iv
cream. The moulding was fir, stain
ed golden oak and was placed to the
ceiling as the walls were low.
The curtains were a soft, cream
etamine with a border on both sides
of yellow roses, green leaves and little
lavender flowers, in a sort of festoon.
They were made with narrow hemg
top and bottom and hang straight,
but only to the sill. Material thirty
five cents per yard and washable. The
boil was irou tinted cream, with bra"=s
balls here and there. The rugs were
of r<igs, soft yellow and white, sewed
hit and miss with a plain border of
the yellow about four inches wide at
each end, size 3(5x72 for bodside; 27x
40 length of dresser; 36x3(> tor door.
A blue room will be described later.
These rugs just add the finishing
touch needed. Plan a few of them for
this spring; they are washable.
THE CALLA LILY.
This plant is probably the most
loved of all the lilies that are forced
in doors. Some people do not suc
ceed in getting them to bloom at all,
and others are delighted if they get
even one sickly looking blossom.
Having been told that it grows out
of doors in California; that a row of
them will be in constant bloom lor
months, I tried an experiment which
turned out so well that the readers of
The Ranch shall have the benefit of
Several bulbs were secured from the
greenhouse, they had finished bloom
ing, dried off, and had been pulled
from the dirt. They were repotted
the first of September, set in a dark
place for about two months so the
roots would develop, then brought
into light and a warm atmosphere.
After a long time weak flower stocks
and a sickly bud appeared. The
green aphis multiplied at an alarming
rate and nothing applied seemed to
check their development By this
time the weather was warm enough
to set plants out in the garden. Wo
were told to be sure to dry them off
for their rest, but remeinberiug how
they grew in California we set them
in a shady spot in the garden where
they received plenty of moisture.
They grew a little, and about the
first of August some buds made their
appearance. Three of the largest
roots were taken up and put into a
Japanese keg, one about eighteen in
ches in diameter. Since then there
has never been a time there has not
been from one to three great, big,
snow-white, waxy looking blossoms in
evidence of the health of the plants.
Not an aphis appeared, either. At
present there is one blossom and three
buds. The plants are in a south
window'and havo been given no c tro
only watering with witer just below
the builing point. Of course the water
was poured on the soil not directly
on the growing plant. These will be
allowed to bloom until the weather is
warm; thpy will again be set out in a
shady place with only ouough water
to keep them alive, and after a time
again repotted for wintor blooming.
PUTTING DOWN BUTTER.
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no space to contain air. When the
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a cheese cloth cover, and above it a
good covering of dairy salt, from one
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