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SIMPLE WAYS OF KEEPING THE COMMON THINGS CLEANLY. Meant of Lightening Many a Disagree able Duty for the Housewife— Brick Dust, Soap and Soda Essentials. What is usually designated as kitch en work is gone through by the con scientious woman as a necessary, it somewhat disagreeable duty. It is shirked, whenever possible, by the careless and incompetent, and rele gated altogether to the hired help whenever chance or fortune allows. So long as there are women who so stigmatize the work of making "the house beautiful," so long may we ex pect the unsatisfactory hired help which we at present experience or hear so much about Domestic work must first be held in higher honor be fore we can hope that a woman work ing for a wage will take it up with her whole heart, or as other than a last resource. The great thing is to prevent the work from accumulating, and unless under special or unusual household conditions, it need not accumulate. Cleaning a saucepan thoroughly in side and outside every time it is used may seem superfluous, but it is the only way to avoid that big "turn up" which is the best thing I know for up setting the comfortable routine of a household for the whole day. Brick dust, soap and soda are all necessary for perfectly clean pots and saucepans. Keep the brick dust, plenty of it, in a can along with a soft cloth. Melt the washing soda in hot water, and after you have removed every particle of food from the inside of the sauce pan proceed to dip the cloth into the hot water. Then soap it thoroughly, dip into the brick dust, and apply it vigorously inside and out. The soap and soda remove grease, the brick dust removes soot and roughness. Next wash off with plenty of hot water and soda, finally rinsing with clean water. The saucepan can now be dried if properly done with a cloth. This may be pretty hard work if the pan is in a very bad state to begin with, hut once right in is easily kept right. A very short time will do the work each day, and it will be found a pleas ure instead of a hardship. Of course, where gas is used this work is much easier, but even with a range much unnecessary work can be saved by care and resolution. Do not once put a pan away without cleaning it. The habit once formed the routine be comes easy. Another common little domestic matter is one seldom noticed by the majority of inexperienced people, and the neglect of which causes a good deal of extra work. I allude to the cleaning of brush handles, also the handles of the coal shovel and chop ping ax. A maid will finish cleaning a range and then, without removing her gloves by washing her hands, will take the brush and sweep, or lift the ax and begin to chop wood. She then leaves these things just as they are. The next time she uses these articles she dirties her bands again, and un consciously leaves "her mark" on everything she touches. These finger marks on handles, chairs and doors are the "hallmark" of the inexperienced, incompetent and careless cleaner. To remove apply a little paraffin on a flannel cloth. The use of ammonia is a great sav ing of labor. When scrubbing tables, chairs and floors a little ammonia in the water will whiten them in a very short time. Silver and polished ar ticles can easily be cleaned if washed In warm water, to which has been add ed one teaspoonful of ammonia to each cupful of water. If the kitchen is tiled In any part, wipe over with skimmed milk once a week after washing. Another method is to rub the tiles every month or two with linseed oil and then polish with a soft cloth. To clean the kitchen sink, wash it thor oughly with ammonia and warm water. If common sulphate of iron be dis solved in the proportion of one pound to four gallons of water and poured over the sink three or four times of fensive smells will be completely de stroyed. Brass, copper and tinware should be cleaned with turpentine, ashes and soap are sometimes used for brightening zinc articles. Turpentine gives a fine polish to tinware and is efficacious in cleaning bath enamel which has been discolored, cloth in the turpentine, rub the stained parts and polish with a soft duster. The cleaning of brooms is rarely thought necessary, but they require cleaning as much as anything else, and if washed occasionally will be found to last far longer than otherwise. 'About once a week prepare a good lather of hot water and soap and into It dip the broom, shake it until it is nearly dry and hang it up with the bristles downward until quite so. Wood Dip a Cleaning the Cookstove. To clean the inside of the cookstove, soak some corn-cobs In coal oil. Place two or three cobs under the top lids and under the oven, then close damp ers and light the cobs. They will burn the soot out clean. A damp day is the best time, as then danger of fire la less. Brilliant Belts. The new belts, although created In Paris, are very Scotch in effect and of extreme smartness. Made as they are of brilliant plaid silks edged with wide bands of white kid, and having white kid buckles, they are very effective yrith brth dark and light gowns. FADED TO A SHADOW. Worn Down by Five Years of Suffer ing from Kidney Complaint. Mrs. Remethe Myers, of 180 South Tenth St., Ironton, O., says: "I have worked hard In my time and have been exposed again and again to changes of weather. It is no wonder my kidneys gave out and I went all to pieces at last. For five years I was fading away and finally so weak that for six months I could not get out of the house. I was nervous, restless and sleepless at night, and lame and sore in the morning. Sometimes everything would whirl and blur be fore me. I bloated so badly I could not wear tight clothing, and had to put on shoes two sizes larger than usual. The urine was disordered and passages were dreadfully frequent. I got help from the first box of Doan'is Kidney Pills, however, and by the time I had taken four boxes the pain and bloating was gone. I have been in good health ever since." Sold by all dealers. 50 cents a box. Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y. Quite Up to Date. He popped to her upon his knees— His heart went pit-a-pat— Old-fashioned? Oh! no, if you please, 'Twas there the maiden sat. Scandal Spoiled. "Didn't you hear about it?" said Kidder. "Deacon Goodley came home barreled the other evening." "Ah3!" exclaimed the gossip, de ligHedly. "I always thought there was some hypocrisy in that old fel low's temperance talk—" "Oh! no, he simply was swimming in the creek, and some tramp stole his clothes." Hinky Dink and Barrie. H. G. Wells of England, the fore cast-novel man and sociologist, met an interesting person in Chicago and in a magazine article tells all about the experience. "I made," he says, "the acquaintance of Alderman Ken na, who is better known I found throughout the states as 'Hinky Dink,' saw his two saloons and something of the Chinese quarters about him. He is a compact, upright little man, with iron-gray hair, a clear blue eye and a dry manner. He wore a bowler hat through all our experiences in com mon and kept his hands in his jacket pockets. He filled me with a ridicu lous idea, for which I apologize, that, had it fallen to the lot of J. M. Barrie to miss a university education and keep a saloon in Chicago and organize voters, he would have looked own brother to Mr. Kenna." FINDS VIRTUE IN OLD CLOTHE3. Men's Garments Shaped to the Figure by Age Catch Artist's Eye. To the eye of the artist the gar ments of the modern man are only tolerable when age has adapted them somewhat to the lines of the figure; to the average artist a new suit of clothes is an abomination. "It is not only that new clothes are more ugly than old," said a knight of the palette who discussed the ques tion ; "to my mind no one can be prop erly easy or graceful in them. "I never feel that I properly know a man until I have met him wearing an old suit. Certainly no man can possl bly be his natural self in evening dress. "I have noticed again and again how different the same people are when wearing different clothes. I went, for instance, to a- large family gathering some time ago, and for some reason everybody had donned full evening dress. What a differ ence it made! We were all on terms of intimate friendship, but somehow the clothes brought In an element of coldness and formality. We all felt It—even the women, although, of course, the fair sex are not easily per. suaded of the merits of well-worn gar ments. But no man who has discov ered the ease and comfort of them will readily give them up. As for the artistic side of modern clothes, it only comes when they have mellowed by use!" WELL PEOPLE TOO Wise Doctor Gives Postum to Con valescents. A wise doctor tries to give nature its best chance by saving the little strength of the already exhausted pa tient, and building up wasted energy with simple but powerful nourish ment. "Five years ago," writes a doctor, "I commenced to use Postum in my own family Instead of coffee. I was so well pleased with the results that I had two grocers place it in stock, guaranteeing its sale. "I then commenced to recommend it 'to my patients in place of coffee, as a nutritious beverage. The conse quence is, every store in town is now selling it, as it has become a house hold necessity in many homes. "I'm sura I prescribe Postum as often as any one remedy in the Ma teria Medica—in almost every case of indigestion and nervousness I treat, and with the best results. "When 1 once introduce it into a family, it Is quite sure to remain. I shall continue to use It and prescribe it in families where I practice. "In convalescence from pneumonia, typhoid fever and other cases, I give it as a liquid, easily absorbed diet. You may use my letter as a reference any way you see fit." Name given by Postum Co., Battle Creek, Mich. Read "The Road to Wellville" la pkgs. "There'a a reason. There Is no task too hard tor a lazy man not to attempt. PUTNAM FADELESS DYES color more goods, per package, than others, and the' colors are brighter and faster. An alarm clock always gets busy just when a man doesn't want to be bothered. A Harmless Laxative. If you must take a laxative, take a harm legs one. Lax-Fos does not gripe, therefore does not irritate. Irritation is what does the harm. Price 50 cents. Shakespeare Was Resentful. "Oh, you dear thing!" she ex claimed to Shakespeare, for even in those days there were matinee girls, "you're just nice enough to eat." "You, too?" cried Shakespeare, in despair. "Why will everybody con fuse me with Bacon?" WANTED.—For D. S. Army, able bodied, unmarried meu, between ages of 21 and 85; citizens of United States, of good character and temperate habits, who can speak, read and write English; for infor mation apply to recruiting officer, 126 N. Court, Memphis, Tenn.; 236 Main, Jones boro, Ark., or Tupelo, Miss. Mark Noted Houses. In pursuance of its policy of mark ing the historic houses of the city, the corporation of Bath has placed a me morial tablet to Henry Fielding and to his sister Sarah upon the wall of the house in which they once lived. The unveiling ceremony was per formed by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in the presence of a large attendance, which included Henry Fielding, town clerk of Canterbury, a great-great grandson of the novelist. Women Astronomers. Mrs. Peton Fleming, who was re cently elected a member of the Royal Astronomical society, is not the only woman who has succeeded in compre hending the mysteries of the heavens. Miss Henrietta Leavitt discovered 25 new variable stars some years ago. Lady Huggins diligently helps her husband. Sir William Huggins, in his astronomical observations. In their house in South London they possess a very finely equipped observatory, which contains the enormous tele scope presented by the royal society to Sir William in recognition of the work accomplished by Lady Huggins and himself in astrophysics. "WINCHESTER ciy. i I REPEATING SHOTGUNS m f.-V( are strong shooters, strongly made and so inexpensive that you won't be afraid to use one in any kind of weather. They are made io, 12 and 16 gauge. A FAVORITE OF AMERICAN SPORTSMEN Sold Evorywhere. f:* ;k A i 1 /;• v .> A *V r.ltv f® Suffer 1 in Silence How Rhodes and Belt Met. Mr. Rhodes once told a circle of friends after dinner the story of his first meeting with Beit. "I called at Porges' late one evening, ' he said, "and there was Beit working away as usual. 'Do you never take a rest?' I asked. 'Not often,' he replied. 'Well, what's your game?' said I. T am go ing to control the whole diamond out put before I am much older,' he an swered, as he got off his stool. 'That's funny,' I said. 'I have made up my mind to do the same; we had better join hands,'" Join hands they did. Unlike Alfred Beit, Cecil Rhodes had small patience with arithmetical de tails. Once this characteristic in volved him in a difficulty. Pitching a balance sheet into the pile of papers before Beit, he exclaimed desperately, Here, you understand things; for heaven's sake tell me how I stand. Education In Sweden. Nowhere else, unless in America, is education so universal as in Sweden. Every child must go to school be tween the ages of seven and 14, un less the parents can show that they arc being privately educated. There are about twelve thousand common Bchools in Sweden, even the thinly populated districts having "ambula tory Bchoo.v." held in various parts of the district When this is the case the school turn is reduced to about half the ordinary duration.—The Craftsman. Plantation Chill Cure is Guaranteed To Ours, or M oney Refunded by Your Merchant. So, Why Not Try IT T Price, 50c, Retail, m; z 0 dt ■v- %y y> St* j ■Si / SL*S * 7?>"n w cy •,/j • ee • • • What JoyThey Bring To Every Home as with Joyous hearts and smiling faces they romp and play—when in health—and how conducive to health the games in which they indulge, the outdoor life they enjoy, the cleanly regular habits they should be taught to form and the wholesome diet of which thdy should partake. How tenderly their health should be preserved, not by constant medication, but by careful avoidance of every medicine of an injuri ous or objectionable nature, and if at anytime a remedial agent is required, to assist nature, only those of known excellence should be used; remedies which are pure and wholesome and truly beneficial in effect, like the pleasant laxative remedy, Syrup of Figs, manufactured by the California Fig Syrup Co. Syrup of Figs has come into general favor in many millions of well informed families, whose estimate of its quality and excellence is based upon personal knowledge and use. Syrup of Figs has also met with the approval of physicians generally, because they know it is wholesome, simple and gentle in its action. We inform all reputa ble physicians as to the medicinal principles of Syrup of Figs, obtained, by an original method, from certain plants known to them to act most beneficially and presented in an agreeable syrup in which the wholesome Californian blue figs are used to promote the pleasant taste; therefore it is not a secret remedy and hence we are free to refer to all well informed physicians, who do not approve of patent medicines and never favor indiscriminate self-medication. Please to remember and teach your children also that the genuine Syrup of Figs • always has the full name of the Company—California Fig Syrup Co.—plainly printed on the front of every package and that it is for sale in bottles of one size | only. If any dealer offers any other than the regular Fifty cent size, or having printed thereon the name of any other company, do not accept it. If y )U fail to get IR the genuine you will not get its beneficial effects. Every family should always have IB a bottle on hand, as it is equally beneficial for the parents and the children, 11 whenever a laxative remedy is required. Jm * « e »a>® Thousands of Women suffer every month in silence, tortures that would drive a man to the edge of des pair. The ailments peculiar to women are not only painful but dangerous and should receive prompt treatment before they grow worse. If you suffer from pain, irregular functions, falling feelings, headache, side ache, dizziness, tired feeling, etc., gj follow the example of thous ands of women who have been relieved or cured, and take Wine of Cardui. Sold by all Druggists it CARDUI WINE OF c 7 SICK HEADACHE ICAKTER'S regulate the Bowels. Purely Vegetable, | LAHItKo Positively cared by these Little Pills. They also relieve Dis tress from Dyspepsia, In digestion and Too Hearty Eating; A perfect rem edy for Dizziness, Nausea, Drowsiness, Bad Taste in the Mouth, Coated Tongue, Pain in the Side, TOHPID LIVER. They Him HIVE |WL[ SMALL PILL. SMALL DOSE. SMALL PRICE. Genuine Must Bear _ Fac-Simile Signature I PILL S, g* [refuse substitute?. HICKS* .CD CAPUDINE '/I mmB CURES ALL ACHES And Nervousness Trial botHelflc AHnipslatW To be able to have the things we want, that is riches; but to be able to do without, that is power.—George Macdonald. The rays of happiness, like those of light, are colorless when unbroken. —Longfellow. SQUARE DEAL SCHOOL SHOES A Shoe that parents have been looking for for a long time. Built to stand all the kicks an energetic Boy or Girl Is sure to give their footwear. Bui It as nature intended they should be built—along the natural lines of the foot. You are not getting the most for your money, if your Dealer does not give you these Shoes. ' ! ,v CARRUTHERS-JONES SHOE CO. .. 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