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For the restoratioti of energy after a
hard day's work there is nothing like
a warm hath and a rest for ton min
uteB or more In a darkened room. You
may think you are too tired for the
hath, hut you are wrong. It 1b Just
what you need, the tub so soothing to
nerves, so cloanslng to the skin and re
juvenating to looks.
The skjn playB a most important
part in the economy or human health
good looks. According to science ,it
has a remarkable history, this wonder
ful covering of the body with the in
numerable ducts and underlying
glands. From it, we are told, all the
senses are derived, and it is now
the Beat of several important bodily
functions, while it seems to play some
very .mysterious part in the moral
life. It performs the duties of kid
news nnd lungs, warns us when we aro
too cold or too warm, and casts oft
much of the poisonous wastes of the
body in the form of water and oil and
'rancid odors. The cleansing bath,
then, is a necessity for health and
JookB, nnd our need of the watery ele
ment does not seem strange to scien
tists who argue that all animal
(forms, including the progenitors or
man, onco lived in the sea. Whether
they did or not, tho woman used to
the daily bath knows that she looks
better after one, just as she knows
that life has more snap when Bho Is
well dressed and Js going to have a
For tho business woman who car
ries her ofllco troubles home with her
tho prolonged bath at bedtime will
bo found nn excellent sedative, al
though it occasionally happens that
-one must get Used to Inte tubbing.
Tho water should be of tho tempera
ture of tho body or higher, as it is
pleasant, with the room comfortably
warm. Thebathmaybe continued for 15
or 20 minutes, for the long moment in
tho water is needed to reduce the
mental stress. For constant sleepless-
ness many doctors consider the warm
bath tho best of all treatments.
Tho daily bath must be taken ac
cording to individual preference, but
It is generally agreed that more beno
llts aro obtained from a warm tub
and a gradual cooling of the water
than from a cold plunge. The needle
spray, with the temperature of the wa
ter first hot and then changing to cold,
has a very tonic effect on the skin, and
gives all the body a refreshed and deli
cious feeling. But tho daily batli,
however taken, is an absolute require
ment for the woman who needs to
appear well groomed and whose de
sire is to keep herself in a good physi
Eat slowly at meals and talk with
.the pleasant people at table, for tho
-stomach takes kindly to a littlo gos
siping, doing its work far more se
renely with pleasant table talk than
(Without it. If you feel sleepless on
;going to bed try sipping a glass of
warm milk, for in all probability tho
wakefulness comes from the emptiness
of tho stomach. The warm milk will
act as a soporific, particularly If you
. stop thinking about the worries and
do a littlo deep breathing after you
jare in bed.
All work nnd no play w ill make tho
.business girl a dull one, so pray lay
'out some littlo part of tho week's
.wages for entertainment. Go to tho
(theater, accept a week-end invitation
whenever you can, give littlo Sunday
afternoon teas and go to them. Amuse
fment, remember, is an actual need o
Jheart and mind, but tho moro of It
jtaken in tho open air the better. A
,tasto for golf and tennis and the wit
ito get tlmo for these games have
saved moro hardworking people from
the aBylum than "you could bhake a
stick at" After any hard mental
application a change off Into some lit
the manual job or other is also very
beneficial, for some work of tho hands
seeems to be necessary for tho entire
A good book is also a great rest,
and even a foolish book can be read
.with benelit to overwrought nerves.
Dress Is never to bo despised by
any woman who has her living to earn,
for becoming and appropriate attire
stimulates a woman's pride in her
self, and Is all powerful at this time,
so adding to her looks in a double
way. In fact, even if you fancy your
self actually plain with a systematic
study of the art of dress it is In your
power to make yourself invinclblo both
In a business and a social way but
this means, of course, that olllce
clothes and tho coiffure must be ap
propriate to a bdsy sphere.
The Newect Collar.,
A variation of the Robespierre col
lar which is .precisely suited .o a rath
er low-cut afternoon frock has the
double front rovers of familiar type,
but about the neck goes a collar com
posed of two Hat, wide strips of lace
all-over and plaited net or of hand
embroidery frilled with lace Only
tho upper edges o.f these strips join
at center of front and back . From
these they slope abruptly to form
uharp Vs and tho strips crossing each
shoulder smoothly glvo tho effect of
n sailor collar and are very decorative.
CONVENIENT IN SEWING ROOM
Handy Apron Will Save Time for tlio
Woman Who Han Much of This
Work to Do.
A very convenient npron to don
when in the sewing ropm is made of
white lawn and white dotted swlss.
This Is cut 18 Inches long nnd 27
inches wide. Tho swlss Is placed over
tho lawn and both cut rounding on
tho lower edge. About nlno. Inchon
from this edge the swiss is cut away
in a sweeping curve toward tho waist
line and the edges aro bound with
narrow bias bandB of lawn or narrow
satin ribbon in some pretty light
Bhade. This forms two openings liko
pockets, for tho upper part of tho
swiss 1b caught into tho waistband
with the lawn; this band, by the way,
may bo of ribbon matching that which
binds the apron. In this deep pocket
can bo slipped the spools of thread,
scissors nnd pieces of material on
which you aro working. It solves the'
problem of sewing on the porch, for
In it are held all the necessary mate
rials, and it can be taken off and fold
ed with the work inside, if you wish
to discontinue your sewing for a lit
To travel without having a time
piece in a place where it may readily
bo consulted, is generally acknowl
edged to bo so great a nuisance, that
nearly every woman or girl who is
contemplating a journey of any ex
tent, is providing herself with a brace
let watch to be worn on tho left arm
between tho wrist and the elbow. This
timepiece may be as expensive n? the
prospective traveler can afford It
may be of solid gold or silver; tho'
mechanism of Swiss workmanship im
bedded upon a bracelet formed of a
band of metal or of a succession of.
links. Or it may be of enameled
metal, of gun or or plated silver. Em-'
inehtly practical bracelet timepiece
outfits show tho watch works imbed
ded In a pigskin, sealskin or morocco
half-case that Is cut in ono with a
broad band fastening at the under
side of the forearnl with a small
buckle of the trunk type.
Save the Pins.
A good idea after buying a paper
of new pins is to cut ono line off at
a time and not to dive into the wholoj
paper at onco A sewing hnskot
should have its pincushion well sup
plied with pins, and when sewing a
box should he near at hand into which'
all tho pins can be tossed In a hurry,,
says tho Philadelphia Times In this'
way tho floor will be spared its usual-
pla collection when sewing days
A pin tray or small pincushion
should bo on every girl's or woman's
bureau, and the pins should be put
into these at night, when, perhaps,
a pin or two will have to ho taken
out of tho stock collar or belt. The
pins used in pinning on a veil should
always be put back In the veiling
after it has been carefully folded up
and before placing in tho hatbox!
or bureau drawer.
White 'satin waiBts are exquisitely
dainty, but it is to bo feared that
tho daintiness of such a waist will
bo very evanescent. So only the womv
an who can afford the somewhat high
cost of constant dry cleaning may in-!
dulge in white satin fall shirts un?
less she careB to "do thorn up" her-'i
There is a special washable
that comes for these white'
waists, but tho best of tub satinB1
must be handled with extreme caro'
if it is to survive even one laundering
and retain its pristino luster nnd rich
ness of texture. Wash the washable'
satin in soft water and a suds of pure'
white soap. Wring it not and rub'
it not, but rinse in several clear, cool
waters, and iron when almost dry,
with thin muslin between the satin
and tho Iron. So only will you save
the luster and the texture of the white
Back of Mother's Gown.
Not for years past have fashions in
gown backs been better adapted to tho
development of a matronly figure. Tho
habit and tho panel back have gone
out of favor and In their place aro tho
inverted plait which obviously cannot
draw below the hips, tho position back,'
which may ue extended to tho hem of
the skirt, if desired, and tho position
sash-end with wide length of silk or
satin or flno cloth may bo made to
disguise the shape of tho figure as
completely as does an undraped tunic.
If mother fancies a eepnrato skirt and
Mouse sho may have that sort of cos
tume nnd feel certuln that It becomes
her, sinco tho narrow skirts of taffeta
and Foft fabrics often havo smoothly
fitted front nnd sldo forms, but bnckB
cut straight and gathered into a waist
band, tho plackets coming nt tho left
side and fastening Invisibly over that
Choosing a Hat.
Women cannot grumble this season
at the unsultabllity of models, for
styles are so vailedwthat (hero are
shapes enough to go round nnd to set
off to the best advantage each Indi
vidual type of face. '
Somo women have a way of select
ing their hats rather at random, with
out sufficiently studying effect. Now,
It takes time to choose properly, and
it needs a sympathetic friend or sales
woman. One has respect for tho wom
an who is courageous enough to ex
press nn opinion and is not only an
automaton paid to sell for somo des
potic manager. A successful milliner
is an artist; her nEBlBtanta.oiiould bo
artists, too clever enough to under
stand that their clients arc there to bo
Glvo tho turkeys grit
notation of crops is simple.
Feed green forago sparingly.
Ventilate all coops and buildings.
Don't overwork tho mare;
i Make plenty of new nests for the
ihens this winter.
1 Every farmer should make a deter
mined war on weeds.
Get the binder in good shape before
you stait harvesting.
You can't be too, particular in pick
'ing sires for your herds.
1 Well-bred, well-selected pigs, make
'mote profit on the food eaten.
More Hmo and more tile to
alfalfa to a rough, hard soil.
A hen always likes a nico new nest
In somo dark, secluded corner. N
It pays best to hne a hoise well
broken when he is offered for sale.
A scar from p barbed wire cut re
duces tho value of a young horse Im-
Tho close, sultry nights demand
proper ventilation of all thu coops and
Corn silage has been shown to be
ch iper than hay or corn stover for
Fruit for local marker should get
about nil Its growth and Its best color
before it is picked.
Flies breed in manuio and other
filth. So keep it cleaned up nnd
spread on the fields.
Among fruits the apple, pear, peach,
plum and cherry usually do best
where lime Is abundant.
Milk louring "before the cream rises
will mean a poor quality of butter,
and considerable cream lost.
When dairying Is made a business
on a farm, instead of a chore, you can
look for that fnrm to prosper.
, As a Binglo ration, alfalfa comes
nearest to filling all tho requirements
of a hog that is trying to get fat.
Tho medium sized pig Is tho most
profitable to raise, because he can be
both thrirty and possess good qual
ity. Give tho cows a cool place screened
from the liies, where they .can chew
their cuds nnd get ready for milking
A good cow never dies in debt to
her owner, but without tho Iiabcock
tester sho mny never get credit for her
With reasonably good seed and a
fairly well prepared seed bed about
twenty pounds of alfalfa seed are re
quired pur acre.
A recommended euro for a found
ered cow Is to let her have all the
water Bhe wants, but feed lightly un
til she recovers.
If cream la hung closo to the water
in a well that produces a real cold
drink It will In most cases bo In just
the right Bhapo for churning.
Conblder tho clovers. It often means
tho difference between falluro' and
success. Tho clovers aro almost in
dispensable in tho farm scheme.
Darkened stables or milkliiE late
seem to be tho only ways of getting
around the fly problem, if you know
of auy other good way, what Is It?
For several years we have bought
farm butter from the same farmer at
!i centB above retail market price ev
ery month In ihe year and glad to
Milk fever Is often caused hy milk
lng out the cow clean loo soon after
calving. An authority recommends
letting tho calf do the milking for
the llrht 21 or lifi hourB.
Ono valuablo lesson the manure
Hprcndor has taught Is the use of
small quantities applied frequently, it
makes posslblo what can be, but is sel
dom done light application.
An old meadow is the worst plnro
or strawberries too many white
;rubs. It may tako threo yenrs of
thorough culturo to gat rid of tho
grubB. A drove of active p(8 will do
It in one season.
IffiLjLES W fJa!::::ti($!'
The silo needs no roof.
Milk Is excellent for chicks.
Keep tho hors'o mangor clean.
Horses, men and boys nil dislike thb
Farm manure Is tho best nll-around
Try to feed the chickens awny from
the roosts, If possible
A littlo bono meal should bo fed
tho chicks occasionally.
Soaking tho churn In a brlno occa
sionally will keep it sweet.
Hut never paBtuno cows, calves nor
fcheep on alfalfa. It's risky.
Chickens will drink a great doal of
water if it Is clean and pure.
Tho cost of filling the silo will vary
a great deal upon different farms.
Old turkeys aro murh hotter 'for
breeding purposes than young one.
A handful of linseed meal will help
the hens through tho molting season.
Pure-bred stock fed liberally and
handled right will surely mako n
Hundreds of farmers make tho great
inistnke of bjiylng fruit trees that aro
Every year try
littlo better than
and farm Just a
you did the year
If tho teeth of that new curry comb
are sharp run a Me over them boforo
Don't leave tho grain bin where tho
horse can get to It, should ho become
It Is not an easy matter to 1-eep
milk or cream sweet during hot
The Ideal fat steer yields a large
proportion of enrcass to waste when
A growing pig needs plenty of
room, but1 for fattening small quar
ters are best.
Make war against tho lice and mltea
a part of your regular work If you ex
pi'Ct good results.
If comfort of hogs while In transit
to market be carefully provided tho
owner will be repaid.
A hog can be starved to cat almost
anything, hut this Is poor economy,
for It. retards development.
The man who uses a Habcock tester
on his herd tho first time has somo
surprises In store for him.
When cowpeas cannot bo used to
ndvantage as a soiling crop or mado
into hay, It may bo pastured.
One cannot get something for noth
Ing In this world, nor. can we grow
mutton and wool without feed.
Lime helps to grow logunles (clov
ers, etc.); they tako nitrogen from
tho air nnd cut down the fertilizer
Upon tho farms, especially In the
south and west, mules are well liked
by all those who have given them n
In the preparation or the soil foi
setting a vineyard' good tilth, doc;,
tillage and soil well filled with, humus
A half dozen window Rnsh glazed
will make a dust-proof box In whicr
tho dairy vessels can bo sunned an'd
kept absolutely clean.
The steers should bo dehorned be
fore being turned Into the feedlot, us,
thoy will hord together better und
bo found much quieter.
Another help In getting cream to
tho creamery In good condition Is to
cover the cans with a wet blanket
when starting from homo.
Clover land, or land that has been
highly manured for other garden
crops the year before, Is usually best
for the growing of muHlimellons.
Every day that a hog la kept
longer thnn is really necessary to
mature it for market is tlmo andftbe
money value of the extra feed lost.
The hog lot should ho changed and
plowed up frequently as dlsoaso germs
are likely to be deposited In the
ground nnd plowing sweetens the
In selecting ducks for breeding, size
of frame, length of body and general
activity should ho looked for. With
out slzo of body wo cannot expect to
obtain largo ducklings.
jMnraoi your eggs promptly. Keep
tne nostB clean. Gnthnr the eggs
often. If you must keop eggs a fow
dnyn boforo mnrkotlng, bo sure to
keop thorn In a clenn, cool place.
If wo ore to raise hogs chenpor
next year, wo must atart right this
fall, because tho hotter condition wo
can get our breeding stuff in, tho
fewer bowb will be needed to raise
the number wanted.
MACHINE WILL NEVER
m '"'''' wi'i 1P? W-"' Vlps
No Pear of These
Of courso thcro Is no doubt that tho
solf-drlven vehicles have cut Into the
demand for horses, hut tho nuto
has not jot displaced tho horso entire
ly, nnd never will. For meru locomo
tion, especially If ono is In n hurry, a
power-driven vehicle Is best to use,
provided tho rond Is good.
If ono Is not in a great hurry, or thd
roan is rough, the horse will be hot
ter than tho auto. Hut there Is noth
ing In Uio nature of a pcrsonnl
equation to attach you to a machine,
while nearly ull owners of horses,
rertnlnlj tho kindly huninno ones,
have a real feeling for their
horses, la somo cases amounting
to strong affection. 1 havo owned
many horses, beginning during my
boyhood, and over since. And somo
or them were bo human, so friendly
nnd ho evidently appreciative of
frlondly attention, that in ' some
cases I havo had almost tho fooling
that they are members of tho fam
ily. 1 have not boon ablo to got up
any feeling for the auto, says a writer
In the Farm Progress.
Of courso I can got from one place
to another rapidly, provided tho load
is good, with tho auto; but If the
Excellent Farm Type.
road is had the horse has a distinct
ailvantago over tho power-driven ve
hicle. Of courso all roads should be
made good and kept good, and a very
Important result of tho general uso
ot mo powerunven vehicles will be
tho great improvement in building nnd
maintaining permanent roads,
So tho old fogy fellows who stick
to tho horso will, of course, derive
material benefit from tho fact that uo
many power vehicles are coming Into
uso. Hut tho number of machine
vehicles is going to Increase all tho
time, and somo Bort of plan Is going
to he worked out that will enable
power-driven vehlcloB and imple
ments also, to become far moro gen
eral. There aro, without question, somo
stiong Inducements to use power
vehlcloa wherovor thoy can bo used,
nnd It may bo that In tlmo methods
of cultivation may ho modified In
such a way that almost all work dono
hy horse power can be dono by tho
machine. Hut will It bo economical?
OVERCOAT OF FAT
HIDES HOG FAULTS
Some Breeders Have Trick
Sending Over-Fat Boars to
(Hy H. O. WHATII HUSTON'S.)
Somo bleeders havo a trick of send
ing their weak boars to fairs with an
overcoat of fat which hides many de
fects When you see an over-fat boar
It Is time to becomo wary.
It Is a well-known fact that all tho
fat breeding anlmnls at tho big fairs
are sold first and tho tough ones arc
left to the last.
It takes a good Judge to pick out a
good, strong, healthy hoar if he is
Even If tho animal Is quite thin In
flesh and has quality this will bo no
drawback whero men ot experience
aro making selections, hecauso thoy
judge the animal on' his points nnd
not on his general sleek, lound ap
Another point to be observed In
buying boarH Is to observe closely the
Bhapo of his head A hoar with a
long, urn iow head, ears set close In,
Is, as a rule, a poor hire.
Keep tlio young stock growing.
They aro tried during tho hoatud
spoils us much ns the human raco and
any oxtra attention given the fowls
will result In oxtra growth. This
moans prollt. Many promising chicks
aro stunted during tho dog days for
lack of attention nnd never regain
what has been lost, causing a source
kjx&xsSt!- iriw Mk.i)toiW7F-ff,nftvirjp.
DiSPLACE THE HORSE
Anlmtfls Being Supplanted.
Will It cost .leas to run, a mnchlno
than to feed hdrsesT'Will tho machluo
stnnd as much work as tho horso?
Is there any collateral gain in
nluo, ub is tho caso when mares aro
used and bred and raiso colta? I onco
hnd a neighbor who had an old maro
for his own personal use that he had
gotten llfteon colts from, nnd
though they wore only good farm
stock and not of vory high quality,
they averaged In selling price nt four
yenrs, a hundred and fifty dollars
ench. It Is doubtful if a machine
costing many times tho valuo of tho
mnre could have been of aB much
real worth to tho owner as tho old
mare wns, and I doubt very much
whether the auto could havo rendered
services so long.
But tho question of replacing horse
drawn vehicles and implements hy
power implements Involves moro thnn
tho mere utility of tho method. So
long as crops hnvo to ho grown to
food mankind wo shall he obliged to
do something to maintain tho produc-i
tlvencss of the soli. Can wo do thnt n&
well when there Is no llvo Btock on
tho farm to produce manure?
Or can we possibly maintain tho
soil when year after year crops aro
taken off If wo do not have live stock
to consume tho surplus nnd make mn-v
nuro? And, can wo possibly dovlBo
any Implements that will bo adapted
to use for all aorta of farm crops? Wo
may into level land on u power tractor
with a gang of pIowb, and also do tho
harrowing tho same way; but can wo
cultivate crops of corn, tobacco and
all tho other hand crops U wo havo
no power that can follow tho tips and
downs of the Holds, and follow tho
curves of the furrows that conform to
tho lay of tho laud on rolling
I Buspect that under the most favor
able conditions tho tractor used on
tho farm can only servo to plow nnd
harrow laud that Hoi Bultubly for tho
purpose; hut that tho planting and
cultivating will havo to bo done with
horso power ns herotofore. So It
seems on tho face, of it that there ate
many limitations upon power tract
ors as farm Implements.
1 In this view of tho caso it Is safe to
conclude thnt under any circum
stnnceH there must bo a good many
horses raised both for fannor uso and
tho personal use or people who liko
tho horso na a riding and driving ani
mal. Of courbe, whero roads aro fairly
levol, and kept In good condition
power vehicles surpass tho horso in.
rapidity, and, perhaps, comfort of lo
comotion; hut we who hnvo owned
nnd lived among horsos always and
who liko living things bettor than ma
chines will always have personal
preference for tho living animal. And
if thero continues a demand for
horses, of course the raisins will con
tlnuo to bo a profitable branch ot
FROM HEN HOUSES
Remove All Roosts and Nests and
Spray With Hot White
Many poultry Iioubcs aro Infested
with bedbugs, and It Is not an easy
matter to dislodge them.
Somo people say that turning tho
sheep Into tho poultry houses will in
duce tho bugs to attack tho sheep,
where thoy vill bo lost In the wool,
hut this is a poo'r remedy.
Hemovo nil tho roosts and nests
from the houso and spray with boil
ing hot whitewash to which has been
added a pint of turpentlno to a pail
ful. Another good remedy Is to burn tho
Interior of tho house with turollno
mixture, which can be bought ut any
drug store. Another offective remedy
Is half n pint of each of turpentine,
ammonia and kerosono, to which add
about four ounces of gum camphor.
If moro Is needed doublo tho quun
tlty. Apply with a bruBh.
The nestB should bo turned out over
a blazing Are, and the roosts ahould
also bo hold ovor the llro and all
should bo thoroughly whitewashed
and painted before putting thorn hack
Old Apple Tree.
Tho lnrgost and ohlo.U fruit tree In
tho state of Washington Is claimed to
ho tho famous Fruzer applo troo in
tho orchard ot C. It. Fmzer, about "O
miles fiom Walla Walla, Wash it
has beon bearing 40 years and It
yields approximate three (oub of
fruit evory year.