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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 15, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 20

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the newswas,'telegraphed'up, so that
we could briilg you hack."
"Must be a mistake," said Shan
non, confidently. " "When I see your
man I'll show 'he isn't Laughing
Cloud." .
"I think you!feYwrgng," answered
Helmsley. "Laughing- Cloud con
fessed, and-hewas hanged in Ed
monton yesterday morning."
Jeo HoIIis-fe Jr.
Little George Hollister is probably
the greatest traveler for his age in
the country.
He is the Kalem Company's baby
star and since he has been with them
he has been all through India, Egypt,
the Holy Land, Ireland and England.
About two years ago he took the part
of the Child Jesus in a wonderful
Christmas picture, taken on the very
scenes of His ministry upon earth.
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My worry never ceases.
When I sit down to rest
I know my trouser creases
Are being all impressed.
New York Mail.
Can you tell real silk from near
silk? Can you tell when silk is
weighted with tin? Can you tell
how much cotton there is in a piece
of shimmering, silky taffeta?
If you don't know the real silk
from the shoddy material try this
Silk is very apt to be heavily
weighted, especially in taffetas and
heavy black silk. A great many so
called pure silks are a mixture of
mercerized cotton and silk.
The burning test is the best
Artificial and mercerized mixtures
burn the same. They will burn
slowly. Pure silk will burn so there
is nothing but ashes left.
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How can a pine floor that's none
too smooth be made presentable so
that small rugs may be substituted
for the heavy, dust-gathering carpet?
This is a problem that perplexes
many housekeepers whose homes are
the old-fashioned pine-floor kind.
To stain a pine floor the boards
should first of all be smoothed with
sandpaper or steel wool. If the floor
is soft or very old, fill the pores of
the w6od and all cracks with a paste
made from whiting or starch mixed
with either oil or turpentine. Shellac
varnish is often sufficient, if the larg
er cracks are first filled with the
paste mixture. The floor should dry
for twenty hours and be sandpapered
a second time before the stain is ap
plied. To give a floor a good brown tinge
make a stain of one pint boiled lin
seed oil, one tablespoon burnt umber,
one pint of turpentine, one table
spoon sienna, and two tablespoons
chromo yellow. This stain will serve
as a filler as well as a finish on a
smooth floor with no cracks. Apply
two coats and then wax.
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If fortune smiles who doesn't?
If fortune doesn't who does?.

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