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NEW BRITAIN DAILY HERALD, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1015.
1,448 ARE ARRESTED IN ELEVEN MONTHS (Continued from. First Page.) months when it responded to a large number of calls, many of which were urgent one. The patrol was driven a total of 1.965 mil en, the monthly record following:: January, 61 miles; February, 82 miles; March, 93 miles; April, 144 miles; May, 256 miles; June, 208 miles; July, 267 miles; August, 102 miles; September, 132 miles; October, 371 miles; and Novembor 239 miles, total, 1,955. Most Serious Cashes. By far the most serious police case that ever occured in New Britain was the double murder of Father Zebris and Eva Gllmanaitis. The priest was shot and strangled and the woman Was strangled to death. After a few weeks had elapsed Peter Ttrakas and Bernard Montvid were arrested in Wilmington, Del., for murdering a po liceman there who had tried to arrest them for another crime. Evidence brought out showed them to be the murderers wanted hero. Krakas was man's murder, and Montvid was brought back here and hanged for the local murder. Another serious case was the killing " In" October of Julius Gruscha by Emil Fralter. Following an unexpected quarrel between the two men, Fraiter shot and killed the other man. Re cently he was sentenced to prison for manslaughter. The case of Dr. Gerard C. Mangini, 5E.ui. iu jet ii iur unity uaj a auu iiiicu for manslaughter was not really a 1915 case. The crime was committed 3h December 5, 1914, but it was at the last June term of the superior court that the doctor was tried. During the month of last January. Rfl in all other months, there were a ; number of cases of assault, breach of I he peace, etc., but the most serious j case was that of discharging fire arms without a permit. In February the double murder was the most se rious crime. In March the murderers were arrested. There were also some aras meter robberies here. In April an a utomobile was stolen. There were also chicken thefts and in June assault with intent to rob .was the : most serious. Embezzlement and theft were the most serious offenses in July and reckless driving occupied tJie limelight:; to: .August. "rany; arre?ts for assault. intimidfltloTi un1iwfiillv congregating, etc.; " wer made ;,d,ur- tober murder, ; roDDery) .xfir g&h iWeters and reckless driving were most'seri ous. Gambling raids,- thefts of elec- tricity and ; burglary were the most serious crimes In November. , One Policeman ',Iies, jjunng ,inc ; past year , one, ; super numary policeman has .died, Clayton Browhhavlng iassed ; awaxoaltja coi1eWr ago. OTher officers" howeverJ: were, victims of serious ac cidents while on duty. Officer William O'Mara, accidentally shot himself in the leg while making an arrest and at the Screw shop riot Supernumerary Officer George Ellinger received a broken jaw. Supernumerary Officer Charles McGrath was also badly bat tered and had all his teeth knocked out at th's riot. V ' At present there are forty-seven regular officers, in the department in addition to Chief W. J. Rawlings, Captain T. W. Grace and Sergeants T. M. ' Hertingi Samuel Bamforth and George Kelly. The supernumerary (rce numbers forty-five men. SONS OF ZION MEET. Speaker From Palestine Gives Ad :' dress at Gathering in Institute. The Sons of Zion held their regu lar bi-monthly meeting at the Hebrew Institute last evening. President L. Klrshnitz presided. Receipts were re ceived from Rabbi Meyer Berlin of "New York for the $125 recently sent from here for the relief of the Hebrews in Palestine. L. Lipsky, chairman of the executive committee of the Federation of American Zion- . ifts, sent a communication asking local Hebrews to appoint a committee of seven to distribute Zionist certifi cates at twenty-Aye cents each among the local Jewish men. 3f. Bernstein, recently arrived from Pa3 lestine, addressed the gathering on . he Lack of Immigrants to Pales tine," and expressed a hope that at the close of the war large numbers of Jetes would go to that place. - Wis evening Mr. Bernstein will ad dress the Followers of Miriam on "The Jewish Women of Palestine." MUSICAL PROGRAM TONIGHT. A.'M. E. Zion Church Choir, and PJatnviUo Singers to Participate. s This evening: at 7:30 o'clock the A. M.. E. Zion church choir, under the direction of J. j. Williams and assist ed by a chorus from Plainville, will render the following program at Cen tral park: Holy, Holy, Holy. ; The Brightest Day of All. , Glorious Morn. - . V No Room In the Inn. Bass Solo and Chorus J. S. Gurley. .. How True a Foundation. " Evergreen Garlands. Glory to GOd on High. Doxology. . he band concert, which was post Wmed will take place Saturday night. ft T.TTWTA'Vf A"Vfi rrr.irrr 'The United Lithuanian society f t its annual meeting in Lithuanian hall elected the following directors and officers: ' Directors, Charles Kazlaus fcas, Stanley . Bagdonas, Stanley Pra nallis, Charles Sauka, Julius Sinkevi cia, Symonas Adomaitis, John Are ksciunas, Joe Malinauskas, and Joe t Ralljiunas; president, ' Charles Sau- ca; yice president, Stanley Pranuitis ; l reasurer, Symonas Adomaitis; secre tary, 1 Stanley Bagdonas; Auditors, John Aukciuimas, and Joe Radjui las; general manager Charles Kiaz luskas; Janitor- To Laurinaities. Maple II Ml Dorothea Walker of Mt. Hol )ke, is spending het1 Christmas Tttca tlon with her parents at the Center Mr. and Mrs. William Nichols of Waltham, Mass., spent Christmas with Mr, and Mrs. John Stoddard; Mr. and Mrs. N. P Camp and family spent Christmas with rela tives in New Haven. The annual church meeting and supper will be held this evening in the Congregational church. Supper will be served at 6 o'clock. A bus lness meeting for hearing reports and election of officers will follow; ThU is a gathering to which church mem bers, pew hplders, members of church organizations, and other members of churches are invited. The grange will have a Christmas social for the children Friday eve ning In the Town hall to be in charge of the "Graces." The annual Christmas exercises of the Congregational church were held on Monday evening. Numerous reci tations were given by the children of the Sunday fcehool. Miss Myrtle Nordstrom and George W. Hanbury sang Polos. An allegory entitled, "The Star and the Cross" was pre-1 sented. After the exercises in the church. Santa Claus, in the person of Robert Whitehead, invited all Into the chapel to see the Christmas tree. All members of the church and Sun day school were presented with boxes of candy. Burritt Boot and Tredick Hine have returned to the Massachusetts In stitute of Technology. Rev. and Mrs. Herbert Macy an nounce the engagement of their daughter, Miriam Brayton, to Robert Whitehead, of Oberlin, Ohio. Mr and Mrs. R. L. Curtis of the North End are entertaining Miss Edith Curtis of Newtonville, Mass. The storm on Sunday did consid erable dam.'Ve in Newington and Maple Hill. Over forty trees were up-rooted and blown over in Camp' Woods. The lid on a tool box was blown through a large bay window at the house of J. H. Latham on Theodore street. A cupolo was blown off a barn owned by the Misses Camp, and large trees and telegraph poles were blown across the roads, making them impassable. The Misses Jessie and Helen Hare have returned home after spending a few days in Manchester, N. H. Herbert Smith of Middletown spending a few days with M. Fieber. is M. -Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Latham spent Christmas with relatives in Eliza beth, N. J Mr. and Mrs. John Blair have re turned to New Tork, after spending Christmas with Mrs. Blair's mother, Mrs. L. L. Clark. Mr. Hector Perrault, of Gardner, Mass., is the guest of Mr. Daniel Desell of DoWd street. RECEIVES ALMOST $5,000. Town Clerk Take In Nearly That Amount in Eleven Months. Exclusive of December, the receipts in the town clerk's offices for the year total nearly $5,000. This sum in cludes fees from every source, in cluding dog licenses. The latter are kept separate as a portion reverts to the state treasury. April was the richest month of the year when the re ceipts totaled $1,541.15. Of this sum dog licenses netted $92 and . fees $569.15. January came next with receipt of $462.60 and May was third when $4 59.75 was taken In. The grand total for the year was $4,784.95 of which fees represented $3,860.55 and dog licenses $1,424.40. Fees aro received for recording all documents and the lsuance of mar riage licensee and dog license. By months the receipt were a follows: January $462.60; February $240.80; March $256.65; April $1,541,16; May $459.75; June $293.45; July $36.26; August $267.93; September $289.80; October $368.80; November $270.25. PROTESTS COXSCRTPTTOX. Manchester Giurdi:,.n Scores Compul sory Military Service in England. London, Dec. 30, 10:85 a. m. Al though other liberal organs seem to bo at least resigned to the Idea of compulsory military service, tho Manchester Guardian, which is th vmost important provincial newspaper, declares: "Nothing can be more unsatisfac tory or, we will say, irrational than the way in which the government .appears to be drifting into a reversal of one of the greatest of our national traditions and dividing the nation, hitherto , so splendidly united." STRIKE STILL IX iORCE. As yet there are no signs of a settlement between the officials of the North & Judd Manufacturing, company and the, striking foundry hands who left their .work Tuesday because one of their number had been discharged for making Jtrouble. Su perintendent Herbert A. Johnson stated this afternoon that none of the men had returned to work and ho has not heard a word regarding a settle ment. TO CALL NEW MEETING. Owing to the inclemency of the weather there were but a few mem bers of the National Defense league present at the meeting in G. A. R. hall last night so.no action was taken to wards forming a permanent organiza tion. A new meeting will be called In the near future. STORK BEATS DEATH HERE DURING 1915 New Arrivals Number 4,925; Grim Reaper Gathers 572 Some interesting comparisons are to b obtained from the compilation of vital statistics for the year just clos ing- The records at the town clerk's I offloo nr mmnliatn to t)fl(mhfir 1. I and many of this month's records have been filed, but the statutes allow some latitude in filing reports of births, deaths and marriages and the complete returns for the year cannot be obtained until some time next month. The records show 1,952 births against 572 deaths for the year, the month of December being an estimate based on the monthly average. There were 586 marriages. Comparison with pervious years shows that the grim reaper took less In 1915 in the Hardware City than in any of the five years preceding. Deaths among the sterner sex were in greater number, there being 279 males and 248 females. The record by mjbjjfjplowfev juiyrj 23 males, 12 female's, total 35;' February, 29 males, 20 fe'males, total 49; ; Starch, 25 males, 28 females, total .53; April, 26 males, 21 females, total 47; May, 22 males, 19 females, total 41; June, 12 males, ,25 females, total 37; July, 35 males, 30 females, total 65; Au gust, 30 males, 27 females, total 57; September, 27 males, 30 females, to tal 57; October, 31 males, 15 females, total 46; November, 19 males. 21 fe males, total 40; December, 23 males, 17 females, total 40, to date. In 1910 the deaths totaled, 654; in 1911, 593; in .1912, 594; in 1913, 584; in 1914, 620; and this year 572. Birth Figures. Births by month were as follows: January, 167, 87 males, 80 females; February, 150. males 87, females 63; March 167, males 96, females 71; April 148, males 80, females 68; May 14 8, males 79, females 69; June 181, males 95, females 86; July, 170, males 75, females 95; August 161, males 82; females. 79; September 16 S. males 94; females 74; October 178, males 86. females 92; November 154, males 93, females 61- The births for the year number 1,951 The record for previous years is as follows. Year 19 00, 74 9 births; 1901, 790 births; 1902, 709 birth's; 1903, 995 births; 1904, 1,134 births; 1905, 1,152 births; 1906, 1,133 births; 1907, 1,119 births; 1908, 1.333 births; 1909, 1,508 births; 1910, 1,605 births; 1911; 1,581 births; 1912, 1,758 births; 1913, 1,756 births; 1914, 1,945 births. Stork Opposes Woman Suffrage. In only two of the twelve months of the year did the girls exceed the boys. In July 9 5 girls were born to 75 boys and in October 92 girls to S5 boys. In all other months the fair sex fell below New Britain storks evidently being opposed to suffrage for women. To date December has a record of 160 births. Marriages. The record of marriage certificates indicates that Dan Cupid had good luck at the matrimonial range, scor ing 572 bullseyes. In 1911, he equalled this record- The next year he scored 605 and in 1913 struck the high record With 728.. Last year, which was a time of industrial de pression, only 623 marriages were re corded. The record by months is as follows: January, 56, February 5S, March 16, April 27, May 72, June 53, July 51, August 46, September 59, Oc tober 75, November 61 and Decem ber thus far 1. DRASTIC INVASION OF PRIVATE RIGHTS Berlin Die Post's View Regarding Great Britain's Decision for Com pulsory Military Training. Berlin. Dec. 30, via London, 1:10 p. m. The decision of the British government in regard to the compul sory military service is attracting wide attention in Germany. Berlin news papers comment extensively on it. The Morgan Post says conscription means a complete breach with the ideals of the British, and believes it is not certain whether it can be carried out without affecting affairs of state seriously. The socialist newspaper Verwaerts refers to the decision of the British cabinet as one of far-reaching sig nificance, saying: "The militarism which it desired to conquer Compels the island kingdom itself to take refuge in militarism. The "Vorwaerts believes conscrip toin will succeed after a hard fight. Die Post refers to conscription' as the most drastic invasion of private rights which the Briton couljreon ceive, and says the attitude of parlia ment may cause the question to as sume great importance in England's internal politics. INVESTMENTS TOTAL $30,000. The New Britain Investment Cor poration meet yesterday when reports were received covering a most success ful period of three years. It is expect ed that the sum total of the invest ments and dividends to be distributed to the shareholders, on January 5 will reach $50,00. On next Wednesday eve ning a meeting will be held when in vestments will be made for another three year's business . VATER-HORNKOHL. Announcement is made of the en gagement of Miss Elsie Dorothy Horn kohl, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Hornkohl of Elm street, and Otto L. Vater, son of Mr. and Mrs Herman Vater of East Alain street. The date of the wedding i3 yet to be fixed. City Items Join New Britain National Bank's Christmas Club tonight. advt. L. S. Wagner, Harold E'ngerbrecht and Ernest Schmidt, students at Con cordia college, Bronxville, N. Y., are spending the holidays in this city as the guests of Louis Wagner. A meeting of the anniversary com mittee of Court Friendly, F. of A., will be held at 8:15 this evening. The music committee will meet at 7:45 o'clock. The postponed annual meeting of Now. Britain council, F. B. L., will be held in Judd's hall this evening. Officers will, be elected. A large at tendance is expected. HALT WARRANT FOR 'S ARREST Dept. of Justice Probing Whether Congressman Is Immune Washington, Dec. 30. Service of the warrant for the arrest of Rep. Frank Buchanan of Illinois on the in dictment charging conspiracy with seven others identified with Labor's National Peace council to foment strikes in American munition plants, was held up today while department of justice officials considered whether Mr. Buchanan as a member of ;. con gress, was immune from arrest. The warrant sent from New York, was received; today, Decision in 1908. A decision of the supreme court in 1908, written by Justice White, now chief justice, is regarded as sufficient authority for the official contention that congressmen are entitled to no immunity in criminal prosecutions. In that case, Representatives Wil liamson of Oregon was fined and sen tenced on October 10, 19105, to ten months' imprisonment upon convic tion of conspiracy to suborn perjury. His term did not expire till March 4, 1907, and he protested that he would be deprived of the right to attend and reurn from the ensuing session of congress. Justice White decided against him, holding that the words . '.'treason, fel ony and breach of the eace" used in the examination to designate excep tions to immunity, "should' be con strued in the same sense as those words were commonly ' used and un derstood in England as applied to the parliamentary privilege, ' and as ex cluding from the privilege all arrests and prosecution for criminal offense and confining the privilege alone to arrests in civil cases." Warrants Tssucd Yesterday. New Tork, Dec. 30. Warrants fo the arres-t of Congressman Jrank Buchanan of Illinois, H. Robert Fow ler, former congressman from Illinois H. B. Martin and Herman Schulteis four of the eight men indicted Tues day for conspiracy to foment strikes in American munition factories, were sent to Washington last night. Three of the remaining defendants, Frank S. Monnett, former attorney general of Ohio; Jacob C. Taylor, president of Labor's National Peace council, and David Lamar, appeared voluntarily today in the United States district court and were released In $5, 000 bail apiece. The eighth man in dicted is Franz Von Rintelen the Ger man agent, who is said to have finan cea me anegea conspiracy. He Is a prisoner of war In England. Will Resist Arrest. Each of the four men for whom warrants were issued have announced their intention of resisting arrest Buchanan has asserted that he is pro tected by his prerogative as congress man, but this is denied by United States Attorney Snowdcn Marshall. Following His arraignment Mr. Mon nett issued from the offices of his counsel a statement in which he de nled ever having accepted or having been offered any German money. He said he never knew either Lamar or Von Rintelen and that, as far as he knew neither had any connection with the peace council. Monnett denounced the shipment of munitions to the allies as criminal and illegal. He de clared President Wilson was being de ceived .and that he was anxious to do everjrthing in his power to undeceive him. REDUCE LENGTH OF BIG RACE. Indianapolis, Ind., Dec. 30 The an nual Indianapolis Motor Speedway au tomobile race will be run over only 300 miles on May 30, 1916, instead of 500 miles as for the past five years, according to the entry blanks, which were sent out today. The purse for the race also has been cut from $50, 000 to $30,000, the first prize being fixed at $12,000. There will be ten prizes, as in former years. Under a new ruling, five cars of the same make may be entered in the race. In addition to a factory team of three cars, two additional cars of the same name may be entered by in dividuals not connected with the fac tory. "FAIRBANKS FOR PRESIDENT." Indianapolis. Dec. 30. "Fairbanks for president," signs were posted in all hotels and throughout the business district today, and it was understood the name of former . Vice President Charles W. Fairbanks would be placed formally before the nation as a candidate for the republican nomina tion for president at the party "Love feast" here this afternoon. 'DANDY" PROBABLY KILLED. El Paso, Texas. Dec. 30. Pablo B. Stienez, known as the "Dandy" of the former Villa army and one of Gen. Villa's most dashing generals, has dis appeared and is believed here by for mer associates to have been executed by his chief for failure to join him In the disastrous Sonora campaign. BUCHANAN KILLS FOUR WITH AXE AND DRINKS POISON Bethel Colored Butler Tempor arily Insane From Jealousy Bethel, Dec. 30. Further investiga tion today of the circumstances at tending the slaying by William A. Steele of four members of his fam ily at their home here last night and the subsequent suicide of Steele, failed to disclose any motive for the crime. The authorities are convinced, how ever, that Steele attacked his wife in a moment of jealous rage and that his brother-in-law, James L. Riley, i went to the woman's assistance and fell victim of the murderer's axe while trying to defend her. It is conjectured that after killing his wife and her brother. Steele's frenzy took full possession or him and led him to batter in the heads of the two little daughters of his wife, Win nie and Hannah Hubbard, aged six and four years, respectively. Murdered In Afternoon. The authorities have been unablo to determine definitely the hour at which the crime was committed, but It is believed that the murders took place before half past four in the afternoon, at which time Steele purchased the poison with which he ended his own life an hour' and a half later. The five bodies rest In an under taker's establishment and the funerals .; will be held tomorrow. Mrs.1 Hannah Riley, mother of the murdered wo man, has refused to permit the mur derer to be buried with the other members of the family and he will have a sepaarte funeral tomorrow, while a quadruple funeral will be held over the bodies of the others. Desperate Struggle The house gave evidences of a des perate struggle having taken place. One door was smashed In apparently, with an axe. The blood-stained weapon was found in one of the rooms. From all appearances, Riley, who was 15 years old, was killed while trying to protect Mrs. Steele. She was found in the bed room, with her throat cut and her head battered. The body of Riley was found on the floor near by. The bodies of Steele's step daughters, Hannah and Winnie Hub bell, aged 5 and 6 years old, respec tively, were . found: wrapped, in bed clothes, in closets' in other' parts of the house. All the bodies were mutilated. Ends Life With Polsori. The crimes were committed, appar ently late in the afternoon. After wards, Steele, to all outward appear ances as rational as ever, walked to a drug store and purchased the poison with which he ended his life. On his way home he walked part of the way with Ernest A. Bell, a constable. Bell says he noted nothing unusual about Steele. Bell says he asked him where he was going this winter (to work) and Steele said: "I am going below next time you hear from me. you wil remember what I say." According to the police theory. Steele then went to his home and swallowed the poison. A neighbor, T. W, Perry, heard a noise at his front door last night and found Steele on the steps, groaning. He took him in to the house to summon medical aid, when Steele told him that it would be best to get a physician for his family, as they were all very sick. This led to an investigation, and the disclosure of the tragedy. Dies In Jail. Steele was taken to the jail far medical attention, but he died soon after his arrival there. He was 35 years old. of good habits, and was employed as a butler In prominent families In this vlcinitj. FOUND DEAD NEAR TRACKS. Greenwich, Dee. 30. The body of an unidentified man found beside the tracks of the New Tork, New Haven and Hartford railroad tracks last night at Cepheus bridge, west of Greenwich, was lying in a local morgue today awaiting identification. The man was large in stature, well dressed, wore a diamond ring and .'n the pockets of his garments were found a considerable sum of money and a gold watch, the latter bearing the initials "F. J. W." FOR WAR RELIEF. In aid of the German War Relief fund, a new system has been inaugur ated among the Germans In this city. Ten envelopes are issued to those who desire to contribute and every week one is turned in containing donor's contribution. Each gives as he feels he can afford and in this way good results are being obtained. ORDER OF NOTICE OF HEARING. District of Berlin, ss; Probate Court New Britain, December 30, A. D. 1915. Estate of Thomas H. Brady, late of the "town of New Britain, in said district, deceased. Upon the application of Nellie J. Brady and Patrick McCabe, praying that as Executors of the Last Will and Testament of said deceased they may be authorized and empowered to sell and convey certain real estate as per application on file more fully appears, it Is 1 Ordered That said application be heard and determined at the Probate Office, in New Britain, in said""district on the 4th day of January, A. D.. 1916, at 9 o'clock in the forenoon, and that notice be given of the pendency of said application and the time and place of hearing thereon, by publish ing this order one time in .some news paper having a circulation in said district, and by posting a copy of this order on the public sign-post in the town of New Britain, in said district, and return make to this Court of the notice given. Attest, . BERNARD F. GAFFNEY, Judge. J. A. BLAKE TO TAKE WELL EARNED REST Has Been Connected With Boston Store Thirty-Five Years After a half century's connection with the dry goods business, of which thirty-five years were spent in this city with Pullar & Nlven, John A. Blake will retire from the manage ment of the store Friday night and eeek a well earned rest. Mr. Blake has not been In the best of health for r- . ' 'Jf ' JOHN A. BLAKE. over a year and on the advice of his physicians will give up his work, which requires close application and is confining. For a time he will take a complete rest and later may engage in some form of light oiitdoor work. He is much Interested In poultry and may later conduct a small poultry farm. Mr. Blake is a native of Edinburgh, Scotland, and It was in that great center of Scottish trade that he learned the dry goods business. In 1871 he cam to Boston and worked in that city for a year and then went to Brown, Thompson & Co.'s in Hart ford, where he was employed for eight years. In 1879 he went to Wheeling, West Virginia and was in business for himself there two years. In 1881, ho came to New Britain where he at once became associated with the firm of Pullar & Nlven, well known as the Boston Store. The firm was then located in the old Rogers block a few doors north of the present location. He has been manager of the store for the past fifteen years or since the death of Thomas Pullar in 1901. Over thirty years ago, Mr. Blake married Miss Jennie Mitchell, daughter of the late Reuben Mitchell, and two children were born to them, both daughters. They are Mrs. Waldo fi. Hart of this city and Mrs, Claude Sibley of Nlles, Ohio. Mr. Blake has never been affiliated with politics or been Identi fied with fraternal organizations, his sic re work requiring his close atten tion. He leaves the firm with the most pleasant memories and associa tions. As manager of the Boston Store, Mr. Blake has been popular with the employes and has won the esteem and respect of his employers and It Is with much regret that the news of hlg retirement was received. ITEMS OF INTEREST TO WOMEN. Noveltj- buttons In gold, silver, enamel and jeweled effects are a smart finishing touch on the new gowns. The toque altogether of soft plum age, with upstanding wings at the sides, is one of the prettiest of mil linery fashions. You may make up grandmother's gay piaid snawi into a iasnionabie separate skirt with fringe around the bottom. Such a skirt is good with an odd sports coat. Colored silk binding is a new fea ture of some of the crepe de chine blouses. Ribbons, make a very smart trim ming on some of the new evening dresses. When slipping geraniums, remem- cr that the woody stalks cut back and set in rich soil, will make the best blooming plants. Mice will not re-open a hole which has been filled with any mixture con taining lye. Flour and lye makes a good paste for the purpose. All house plants should be sprayed with water once a week, if this rule Is followed they will not become in fested with insects. After peeling onions wash the handn immediately in cold water, without soap. This will prevent the odor from clinging to the hands. To remove yellow stains caused in bath tubs and basins by the dripping of the faucets, use pulverized "chalk moistened with ammonia. There is nothing better than wdod ashes for fruit trees Dig up the soil around the tree and work the ashes In This should be done In the spring. Combs will soon warp If washed with soap and hot water. It Is best to put a little ammonia in lukewarm water and scrub the comb with a nail brush. A plain hard varnish finish should be given to the kitchen linoleum once ... "H - ' . ' - v V "'i i(' f ' if' t V r V T ' , ,J' ' ' f i :--;Xx--:-v: ?::-., 5 , " a year; apply the ?arni. When drj-, wipe over 4 water. . When taking spots o line, put a piece of 1 under the cloth. , and remain after tho materj cleaned. All ashes, of course, A ed as they come from 11 fine sif tings are excelk the garden through the turn them under in thq will make the soil loait not pack hard in dry v Make your own bakin ounces of flour, six oun thirteen and one-half cream of tartar. Have tl oughly dry, mix soda s then the cream of tarta or four times to mH Pack in airtight jars a dry place. Cure eggs when they in the following way; of lime as large' as man in two gallons of water. and pour off. then add a tul of salt. Put as many will cover on their lard etone Jar, cover them wi water, stand them In place and they will be go ing purposes all winter. A very good paste c at home. Btir flour an gether until it is about batter cakes, then stir th fire until the "color cha cream to gray and until 1 that It will scarcely etlr. the fire and to one pint rj ture stir In one and on spoonfuls grantllated. sug sired a fewdropa of - pert added. Put 1n 'a covered have a paste that will kee things stick. Uncooked rolled oats l? for goldfish. If the stove is full of I oven will not heat proper! Chickens should be washed before they are pi the table. To make stale bread new, soak it in milk and 11 In a hot oven. A jar of grapefruit marmalade' will make a Christmas gift. Apples and celery, cut and covered with'mayonhail very good salad; Close the Christmas bu red sealing wax. It is prett most convenient. u isugjiien ine steei tl kitchen stove apply a ml whitening and sweet oil. What you must not washing anything of a woJ Is to rub soap on the arliclJ Crullers should be made soft dough to Insure their bl and tender when they are cl io Kwp your nnen a go4 drop a few pieces of camp) Into thb drawer In which it H To keep lemons In a fre tlon place them on paper on with a tumbler turned over If the goldfish bowl has lowed to freeze, do not tha rapidly, and there will be done. Glassware should always b Jn a wooden bowl, and there1 far less chance of Its getting Do not dry a silk garmen washing, but roll It up into white cloth for. about an he iron while damp. Tomatoes scalloped, using mi instead of breadcrumbs, make hot dish for the winter dlnne When difficulty Is found moving a ring from the finge a little cold soapsuds, hold th In for a few seconds, and the ri slip off with ease. io raciutate me wasnmg o and pans, fill each with warm immediately after use, and wh come to empty it you will find tl scraping Is required. If a vessel of hot water ha standing on a polished wood t will have left a white mark; move this, rub over with a dipped in a little ammonia. When a preserve Jar doesn't easily, set it under the hot-wate cet, allowing a small stream of to run over it, and In a few m the Id will unscrew with ease. When the hands are partlc dirty it is better to use a potat cleansing them instead of soap releases the dirt more quickly softens the skin at the same tint The best way to wash lace I squeeze It first in hot water, th cold. To stiffen dip It In milk. should be pressed on a well-pa board, on the wrong side, with a ly hot Iron. If mats are lined with carpet will not slip about on the poll surface or nnoieum. The ca should be cut the same size an mat; this also prevents the cor from curling. Tumblers that have been used milk should be filled first with ' water and rinsed, and then use a i. warm. Putting the milky g1as hot water at first has the effect J