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terest, to educate the second child.
It is a wonderful record that of these children not one has failed of this trust, and each boy or girl in turn has* regarded the loan as a se rious obligation and with all possible earnestness has turned it back into the household treasury to be used over and over again. Just now the last of the eight children, a daughter, is in her senior year at a State nor mal college, and the father told me not long since that with the gradua tion of the daughter that each mem ber of the family would have had a four year's college course and that the original capital had been repaid as an emergency fund for the father and mother. How Some Parents Managed. I have in mind another family of ten children who were educated much in the same fashion. As the older members completed their college courses and became earners, they im mediately assumed the education of a younger member of the family. It is interesting to hear an older broth er or sister speak of his special charge whom he has educated as "my child." One of the pathetic and sig nificant features of this method in this family is that the youngest son who has had no such responsibility is the least promising of the entire hi uuy. 1 have in mind a mother who was interested in tho education of her daughters, and who in her early mar ried life learned the art of preserv ing hams. Each year one or two au itnnls were set apart for her educa tion fund. These animals received special attention from tho wife and produced unusuully fine meat. As a result, when tho eldest daughter was ready for college the money for her education was available. Now this daughter is a successful teacher and is paying for tho education of a younger sister. Tick A Good School. 1 hnvo known parents who wished to shift responsibility to excuse their lack of interest in this matter of a college education for their children by saying that college training was impracticable, that it educated the child out of his sphere, aad away from the home. This frequently so happens; but that is because suffici ent attention was not given tq the selection of tho college, and tho boy or girl had not the correct attitude toward life. This defoct I should say rests largely with the parents. Some one has aptly Bald "college does not make fools. It develops them. It does not make bright men. It develops them. A fool will turn out a fool whether he goos to college or not. Me may turn out a differ ent sort of one, though." The Unsanitary I>IkIi-1Ur. I was glad to see the question of the dish-cloth taken up in a recent issue. I wlsla to give you a chapter on tho same subject. The treatment the dish-cloth receives in some homes Is appalling. I wonder the old rag does not retaliate nnd kill the whole household, and some of the neigh bors ns well. I know families where a "tea towel" is an unknown quan tity. I can give, for instance, one family which consists of father and mother, and six children. Two little girls, about six and eight years old, do most of the dish washing. They use about a quart of water in n small basin; tho dishes are all washed through this water, with a little old rag, black as the stove, and dried, without rinsing, by another little old rag of the same complexion. After the kettles and all are washed, the name water, or what Is left of It, is turnod Into the churn to "clean” it, 01 and tho dish-rags are hung up for the next time, and when taken down, I have seen bugs fall from them and scamper away. In many cases the second rag is not used at all, the one rag doing all honors. This work is all done on the same table and same oil cloth where the bread is prepared and the meals are taken. The ven tilation of this house is in compari son with the work above mentioned. Yet they are intelligent, Christian people. The health of this family is always poor. Is it any wonder? I could mention many more such cases, but one will suffice. BERTHA P. McCALMONT. Bathing Without a Bath Room. We, who are not so fortunate as to have a bath room, have a very good substitute in the following method, which has the advantage of not taking gallons and gallons of water, yet using a fresh supply con stantly. First, place a large wash tub in a convenient room,—in winter the kitchen can be utilized while still warm after cooking a meal. Have ready a pitcher of hot water and one of cold, soap and towels near and a basin or bowl on a table right by the side of the tub. Fill the basin, step in the tub and you are ready to be gin. Ab the water from the basin is used, let it run down into the tub and replenish from the pitchers. When the upper portion of the body has been bathed, dry by rubbing briskly, clothe to prevent chill, and drawing up a chair to the side of the tub seat yourself and bathe and dry the feet. This can be accomplished in a few minutes—a complete and refreshing bath. Try it. MRS. JAMES H. HENLEY. Tiki Much Hot Bread. People of the South consume too much hot bread. They have the Idea that light bread is “too weak,” as one woman said. She says she makes light bread for Sunday, when they are not working, but thinks men can't work on it. Evidently bread is not the staff of life. BERTHA P. McCALMONT. Wash All Fruits and Vegetables. I consider the washing of fruits and vegetables, especially those that are to be eaten raw, of the greatest importance at all times of the year, and especially during the summer. Every head of lettuce, every radish, every apple and pear and berry that we buy at the market carries in from the field millions and millions of microbes up its surface. The green apple, which has come into unenviable notoriety because of the colic it is supposed to give the youngster who eats it, is really not as guilty as generally believed. The microbes on the skin of the apple In all probability cause the trouble. As thu human frame does not need so much fuel to maintain heat during the summer time as during the cold er months, It Is only reasonable to reduce the amount of the food taken into the stomach.—Dr. Harvey W Wiley. Some Cheap and Serviceable Carpets and Rugs. The unnecessary work of scrub bing floors can be avoided by using a good coat of paint, or japalac, which adds much to the appearance of a room and can be easily cleaned and brightened by rubbing over with ker osene oil. Very serviceable carpets can be made of a good quality of blue de nim and these are very pretty in a room papered in light blue. A good imitation of ingrain carpeting can be made of the material from which tow sacks are made. It is called Dundee bagging and costs about 7 cents a yard. When tacking it down, put several plies of paper under it. Then take some Diamond or Putnam dye and make it any color desired. Use a package to about a gallon of boil ing water, or enough dye to make the desired shade, and apply while hot, with any kind of brush or mop. With a little care it can be made very pretty by dyeing it a light color and when dry stenciling it with some pretty design in a darker shade. It can be made in stripes, squares or diamonds of different colors by mark-i ing it off first with a pencil and using strips of wood or pasteboard to keep the dye from running over the mark and letting one color dry before ap plying another. To make pretty rugs, cut the bag ging in strips two inches wide and ravel from either side, leaving three or four threads in the middle through which to sew; take a piece of cloth the size you wish your rug to be, sew the strips on it half an inch apart, and dye some pretty color. One dyed in green resembles a bed of moss. A heavier rug can be made by sewing the strips on double or closer together. mrs. h. p. mcpherson. A Bargain. A little boy had got into the habit of saying “Darn/' of which his mother naturally did not approve. “Dear,” she said to the little boy, “here Is ten cents; it is yours if you will promise me not to say ‘Darn’ again.” “All right, mother,” he said as he took the money, “ I promise.” As he lovingly fingered the money a hopeful look came into his eyes, and he said: “Say, mother, I know a word that’s worth fifty cents.”— Ladies’ Home Journal. A Real Hustler. Lady (to applicant)—Yes, I ad vertised for a matd-of-all work. Are you an early riser? Applicant—Indade, an Oi am, mum. At me lasht place OI was up an’ had breakfast ready an’ the dishes washed an’ put away an’ all the beds made before anybody else in the house was up.—Success Maga zine. FIVE THINGS TO DO IN AUGUST 1. 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