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Tuesday. April 25. 1905.
SUNSHINE COLUMN NORTH CAROLINA DIVISION OPINTER- NATIONAL SUNSHINE SOCIETY. Mas. J. M. Ransieb, State President, Hen dersonvllle. N. C. HOUSE CLEANING. The Right and the Wrong Way to Do the Work Timely Suggestions by Mrs. Ransier. y dear Sunshiners, before we talk about anything else to-day, let's talk about house-cleaning- a very prosaic topic, but one that at this season of the year makes the world vrry happy with the sweet comforta ble cleanliness, resulting therefrom, r very unhappy and uncomfortable indeed without it. A very old topic, probably as old as when Mother Eve tied up some grape vines or sage grass into a rake or broom and went for the cozy corner of her boudoir in her cave or cove and gave it a general clearing and cleaning up! It's a very new topic, too, for I've been hearing and seeing it too on all sides. Now, when Sunshiners talk you know they mean business, and do not chatter just for the sake of chat tering, but to improve ourselves and our homes somehow. Last week I had opportunity of ob serving a house-cleaning which was so altogether disagreeable and un comfortable that I felt like writing "don't" all over it. The lady was a very cleanly lady. So far, so good. Cleanliness is commendable. But don't make others around you un happy with the strenuosity of your cleanliness. The lady I speak of had everything from up-stairs brought down into the lower rooms, porches and yards. To do so they had to be carried and twisted down and up a narrow steep flight of stairs, uncom fortable to climb at any time. Of course she couldn't help the stairs be ing hard to climb, but she could have cleaned many of the things from up per windows and rooms. Then when she got to the down-stairs, chaos reigned supreme. All the while, sho was scolding and fussing and fret ting and saying unkind things to her hlers and made life not worth the living to all around her. Yet thi.s lady is one who is chari table and usually means to do right. Then why, why will she let a mere house-cleaning make a hades of her home and a spit-fire of herself? Iy Sunshine sisters, don't do it. In the first place, only one room of a house should be attempted at a time, and before that the closets and wardrobes should first be cleaned, everything in them being thoroughly aired, sunned, and hung or packed away again before a room is attempt ed. '1 hen the beds, if not iron, should have a coat of cheap varnish inside, all over them, in the corners and un derneath in parts that don't show; t.ii prevents insects. And when you ino to clean down-stairs adopt the same plan a room at a time. Mm, in the cleaning, pack all the iniiK cessary things that you mean to 1as n jnto a box tQ scn(j tQ gun .Make it a generous one. It will relieve your own house and help make comfortable some one who ha- hss. TIin lady I wrote of has her house "vr-r-ruu with articles that require uting and care, and are not really Pieces of art or ornament, but she is always making life a burden to her I i Tby her complaints of the rk I suggested to her that they must require much time and work; why nut them away if they are only kept as souvenirs; or if desired for ornament, put them in a cabinet, un derclass, where they can have an oc casional cleaning. Don't, my dear sisters, litter your house with unnecessary things. A few well-chosen ornaments and pic tures help to beautify your house; but some one else's house has no or naments. If yours is crowded, pass them on. Miss Hannah W. sends the fol lowing: The Sheaf of Richest Grain. He saw the ripe wheat waiting All golden in the sun. And strong and stalwart reapers Went by him, one by one. "Oh, could I reap in harvest 1" . His heart made bitter cry; "I can do nothing, nothing, So weak, alas ! am I." At eve a fainting traveler Sank down beside his door A cup of cool, sweet water To quench his thirst he bore, And when, refresh'd and strengthen ed The traveler went his way, Upon the poor man's threshold A golden wheat sheaf lay. When came the Lord of harvest, He cried: "O Master kind I One sheaf have I to offer And that I did not bind; I gave a cup of water To one athirst, and he Left at my door in going The sheaf I offer thee." Then said the Lord of harvest, "Well pleased with this am I; One of my angels left it With thee as he passed by. Thou mayest not join the reapers Upon the harvest plain, But whoso helps a brother Binds sheaves of richest grain." No more silver dollars are to be coined in this . country unless Con gress at some time authorizes the resumption of coinage and the pur chase of silver bullion for that pur pose. The last of the silver bullion purchased under the Act of 1878, for the resumption of silver coinage, has been put into silver dollars. There is an exception of 1,000,000 ounces that is being kept for subsidiary coinage and in a few months this will be used up and in the future the treasury must buy silver bullion for subsidiary coinage purposes. Under the Bland-Allison act, it is stated by George E. Roberts, director of the mint, the total coinage of silver dollars has been $570,272,610. This includes about $5,000,000 of trade dollars that were recoined. The total coinage represents about the total value of the bullion that was purchased. No good sells a chim- grocer lamp ney without Macbeth on it You need to know how to manage yom lamps to have comfort with them at small cost. Better read my Index ; I send it free. Macbeth, Pittsburgh. 8 Take-DDown (Repeating Shotguns ine notion that one must pay from fifty dollars upwards in order to get a good shotgun has been pretty effectively dispelled since the advent of the Winchester Repeating Shotgun. These guns are sold within reach of almost everybody's purse. 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