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of the additional comfort they bring,
but because of a desire on the part of the dwellers of the house to ex press through them an appreciation of the beautiful. In order that our pictures may do thlB we must know something about the great pictures of the world, for upon reproduction! of these must we depend, if good taste Is the rule in the selection of our pictures. None of us, prabably can hope to own an original master piece, but all of us secure beautiful, inexpensive photographs and prints of the best pictures that are to be found anywhere. Pictures should always be chosen with reference to the place they are to occupy. Children like pictures of animals, flowers, scenes which repre sent life and action, and their de sires should be considered In the selection of our pictures. Those used In the decoration of the dining-room should be such as will arouse only agreeable thoughts. Good photo graphs ef our immediate family and near friends are the greatest satis faction to us personally, but I have often felt that we sometimes use pictures of our dear ones too largely, especially In the rooms where we receive only casual friends or strang ers. Have we a right to use In orna mentation of a room through which we hope to give pleasure to the out side world, pictures that are of in Inrn.l nnl. i_ ---. A good portrait la always a satis faction. and If a casual friend Is not Interested In the subject he may often admire the workmanship, but there Is frequently nothing to ad mire In the cheap, crayon portrait set off In a cheap ornate frame, that the good housewife has been led Into buying from the agent who goes the rounds of a neighborhood preying upon the sentiment of his patrons that he may reap a full profit. A teacher In a prominent college once told me that the most trying work of her profession was In the effort to persuade the young girls who came to college that to make a crayon portrait of a member of her family was not studying art or learn ing art. A portrait hastily done by an Immature school girl Is not likely to be a worthy piece of work. "Art Is long.” The great masters In art have supplied us with great pictures. I/«t us then acquaint ourselves with them and use them In benutlfying our surroundings. Claud/ Picture Frames and I'aeless Ornaments. « V/IU nuuui muiUMK pic tures. I might be persuaded to for give tbo agent who sold the poorly made crayon portrait If he had put the picture Into a tasteful frame, but that highly colored over-wrought, gaudy frame has destroyed all that we might be led to ndmlre In the picture. When the frame attracts more attention than the picture It self the object of the frame Is lost. Pictures are framed, tlrst, to protect them, secoud, to make them dur able, and, third, to bring out the good points In the picture. Frames without ornamentntlon, or nearly so, used with a mat that tones In with the predominating color In the pic ture. enhance the good points of the picture, and this In a frame 1b what we nre striving for. The law of harmony and appro priateness In furnishing our homes would doubtless remove many things —the lace lambrequins and tidies that do not decorate and do not pro tect, the glided spoon tied with a ribbon and hung In the parlor, the glided toaster decorated with ribbon and used ns a picture holder, the use less bric-a-brac on the sitting-room mantle that must be dusted every day, and the meaningless pictures, the cheap, over-wrought chairs and tables. In their places we Bhould have a comfortable chair, a table NEW BEAUTY THAT OUR LANDSCAPES MIGHT HA VE. °* the Sruih can noi do better ihan io jo** hands, . r r , uheT?'Jn ° crusodef°r more beautiful homes, more JT U[Auh°° h°U3*S °nd *rcUT'ds’ more beautiful towns and A /** „Ar*VV vt,lo^es darting, let them begin in time to lay off brood streets and parks, and let young trees be set out, even on avenues where no one may live for twenty years ° f°me; and on our farms, of course, there is no excuse for not having all the glory flat iree, shrub, vine, flower and grasses can bring to a duelling place. And here there comes to my minei a picture cf the beoutifui roods in Frflnce# Hned ,!fl tall Lombardy poplars waving in the bre* ze, and especi ally the memory of an humble village out of which for a mile runs one long magnificent avenue of such trees—an avenue which strikes the traveler as beirg little less than a master piece of art, giving a glory and distinction to the town such as once seen can never be forgotten. And yet almost any Southern village-any farm roadside for that matter—might have such a vision of beauty within a comparatively shor> lime if the proper trees were planted now.—“A Southerner in ; Europe that will hold things, a good lamp, one or two beautiful pictures, and thus add simplicity and comfort to the house. NEAT WAYS OF SAVING MEAT. Sausage Is nicely kept in glass jarg. It may be tightly packed in the jars In a raw slate, and melted lard pour ed over the top to the depth of half an Inch, or made into “cakes" and fried, then packed In the Jars, and the gravy, with lard added, if needed, to cover the sauBage, after the jar has been filled. Heat as needed to use. instead of “salting down” the beef which farmers often butcher for home use in the fall of the year, we have found a much better way—one w hich makes so much delicious soup, which Is all deuted us in the old way of salting heavily or covering with brine. Cook the beef until tender, Balt it, remove ail bones and cut in pieces of as large size as will go In the mouth of a glass jar. Pack well and fill space with broth in which beef was cooked. This for the "fore quarter" and flanks of "hind-quar ter." The best way to get the sweet ness of the hind-quarter of the beet, If not butchered until cold weather has set in steadily, Is to hang up the hams In a convenient place in the meat house, without any salt, and place a bag over it, and keep it well tied. We suspend ours from wire, n-liinh nui l;ou If Ltau on a v nruv f a rats; then tie bag securely around the wire each time after cutting beef. We use a meal saw, and cut through the bone euch time we cut the beef, leaving no bone exposed. We have kept beef thus for the aud tlx weeks, and the last cooklug was better than the first. Of course, It Is uol every winter it can be kept this long, but If the weather becomes doubtful we can It the same aB the "fore-quar ter," keeping out one large roast, which will save a week In any winter weather, if roasted thoroughly. Another very fine way to save sau sage Is to remove the "strlfien" (membrane) from the kidney lard, sew this Into u bag, regardless of the shape, moisten the bag with warm water to stretch It, and pack It full of sausage, uud hang It up until need ed. Sausage may be thus Baved until spring, aud is delicious. A better way to save "backbones and ribs" than the old way of salting heavily, or pluclng under brine, is to hang them up, without salt aud keep covered similar to the beef hams. They are thus just as fresh last as first, and none of their sweetness lost by "soaking" to get the salt out, and all the broth may be utilized In mak ing meat pies, or cooking vegetables, or If not needed for this the Juices may all be cooked into the meat, mak 1 Ing the meat much sweeter than when It must be taken from a pot of water to prevent its being too salt. MRS. J. C. DEATON. THE CASH VALUE OF GOOD SOCI ETY. Has it ever occurred to our readers that there is immense cash value in good society In the country? Has It ever occurred to them that there may be as much as twenty dollars difference in the value of the same kind of land, due solely to the good society. In town, if a man does not like the society in his neighborhood, he moves to another. If he wants to circulate among the "four hundred,” he can move to a fashionable street where the "four hundred” congre (Contlnued on page 762.) CHINESE LILIES Get th-m early. 15c each, or 2 for 25c. Write for free catalogue “ B.” MEMPHIS FLORAL COMPANY 1 26 College Ave.. Memphi-. Tenn. «*) tit ||<®nj8h XX Cornish Instruments for^ real merit-, are unex* eelletl hy any other t whatever the pr‘ or name or repu tattou. 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