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Household Notes. Salt will remove a fresh ink stain from a carpet. Fish is very unwholesome when not well cooked, as well as unpalatable. Wihen making meringue use gran ulated sugar in preference to powder ed sugar. Salmon which is to be fed to an invalid should be wrapped in greased paper and lightly broiled. For peanut sandwiches mash the nuts into a powder, season with salt and moisten with cream. When making starch be sure to boil it well or it will stick to the iron, and if it is not strained it will be lumpy. Go over the zinc under the stove once a day with a cloth dampened with kerosene and it will always be bright. If potaoes are boiled in their skins and the skins removed just before sending to the table, there will not be so much waste. Housework should not be looked up on as drudgery. It won’t lighten it any and will only serve to make one who has to do it unhappy. When plaster of Paris is used for mending cracks in plastering, mix it with vinegar instead of water; it will be more easily worked with. Old Turkish bath-towels clean wood floors better than ordinary cloths do. Put pieces of such towels in an ordi nary long-handled mop and you will find that the rough toweling gathers up the dust very effectively. An easy way to amuse a child when the mother is doing housework, alone, is to let him cut out pictures from pa pers, dip them in clear water and apply them to the painted wall of the kitchen. This will afford a child in finite satisfaction, and keep him em ployed while his mother is busy. No harm will be done the wall, for by th* time he is tired of his play the pic tures will have begun to curl up and drop off. Asa substitute for calomel give lem ons a trial. In families where lemons are plentifully used cases of fever are almost unknown. An exercise which will assist in de veloping the neck is as follows: Rotate the head slowly, keeping the face front Reverse the direction with each rota tion. Clap the hands behind the head and carry the head back, resisting the movement with the hands. Rest the chin on the' hand and repeat the exercise in the opposite direction. When using the complexion brush brush softly crosswise on the fore head, around and around on the cheeks, searchingly around the nose, mouth and eyes. Rinse the face in three waters, using the brush in the first. Of course, the brush should only be used when the face is to be mas saged with cold cream and then only once or twice a week. A kitchen convenience which is not present in every household is a pair of sharp scissors. Scissors are used to trim lampwicks—which is wrong and to cut papers and strings; but seldom for trimming bacon and ham rinds, skinning parts of fowls which need skinning and trimming salads. These are proper uses for scissors and the use of them saves much labor. Old felt hats may be utilized very successfully in polishing furniture or varnished floors. To make a polisher, get a soft, worn, long-handed brusn, make a good thick pad of odd pieces of woolen material and cover with an old felt hat. Nail this, or better still, tie on with stout cord to the handle of the brush. With this one can pol ish stained boards with little trouble. To clean and polish the leather cov erings of chairs, etc., mix together equal parts of vinegar and linseed oil, apply very sparingly with a piece of flannel and polish with a soft cloth. The same treatment is excellent for French polished furniture, but it must be remembered that the vinegar and oil mixture is to be applied sparingly and that “elbow grease” is to be used ge Tha°ckeray truly remarked that the THE HOUSEHOLD. world is for each of us much as we show ourselves to the world. If we face it with a cheery acceptance we find the world fairly full of cheerful people glad to see us. If we snarl at it and abuse it, we may be sure of abuse in return. The discontented worries of a morose person may very likely shorten his days, and the general jus tice of nature’s arrangement provides that his early departure should entail no long regrets. On the other hand, a man who can laugh keeps his health, and his friends are glad to keep him. A little unslaked lime mixed with an equal amount of sand, and used in stead of soap whitens and removes all stains from the kitchen table. Scrub well with the mixture and then rinse very thoroughly, or the lime will leave white marks. Little bits of soap are apt to accum ulate, which, although seemingly too small for use, one hestitates to throw away. There is an idea to utilize them: Knit a white cotton washing-glove, run a draw-string round the top and then slip into it all the tiny odd pieces of soap, tying th# top up. When dip ped in water, the small pieces merge together, and the washing-glove serves for a cake of soap as well. Holland shades that are soiled near the bottom can be advantageously turned; tack the bottom of the shade to the roller. Excellent lamp wicks can be made out of men’s soft hats by cutting them into slips the width desired and let ting them soak in vinegar, then drying them. A saucerful of shaved ice may be kept in a sick-room through a day and night, even in the warmest weather, by putting the saucer holding the ice in a soup plate, and covering it with an other; then place the soup plate thus arranged on a good, heavy pillow, and cover it with another pillow, pressing the pillows so that the plates are com pletely imbedded in them. One of the best ice-shavers is an old jack-plane set deep. It should be turned bottom up ward, and the ice moved backward and forward Over the cutter. It is easy to make a good mending box from any ordinary wooden box bought from your grocer. Cover it with denim and pad the lid. Line the box with a pretty wall-paper. On the outside make pockets of the denim, with flaps to fasten down, and tack these pockets on with brass-headed tacks. In one pocket put thread, thim ble, scissors, etc. Fill the others with scraps of woolen and cotton material for mending. On the inside of the lid tack a pincushion filled with all sorts of needles and some common pins. On ironing day fold each garment that needs mending and place it inside the box. Then, when a neighbor comes in to spend the afternoon, pull out your box from where it has been serving as a window-seat or stool, and the weekly mending will not be such a bugbear. Household Convenience. | A bottle of turpentine should be kept i in a covenient place in every house hold, as it will be a great help to the , housekeeper. If you want to keep | your beds free from bugs during the j summer, use a mixture composed of ' one pint of turpentine and one ounce of corrosive sublimate. Scald the slats well, rub the dust from the head and foot pieces and sides and apply the fluid with a small paint brush to every crack and crevice of the bedstead, and as the mixture is poisonous be careful i in applying and keep it out of chil ! dren’s reach. If in painting or var -1 nishing woodwork or furniture you | should get any of the paint or varnish on your hands you can easily remove it with turpentine, and then washing the hands in warm suds, and there is nothing better for taking paint out of clothing than equal parts of ammonia and turpentine. The best way to preserve the color in pretty gingham and percale waists and dresses is to soak them for an hour in weak turpentine water and THE FLORIDA AGRICULTURIST. then wash them through warm suds to which has been added a tablespoon ful of borax, then the garments should be rinsed through two waters with a little borax, in each to keep the color in the goods, and unless every parti cle of the suds is rinsed from the fab ric it may spoil the color. The gar ments should be turned inside out and put through a good clear starch that has been well strained, and colored goods should be dried in the shade. Taking the Little Ones to Church. Mothers, just as soon as convenient, take the little ones to church and Sab bath school. Too many mothers leave their little ones at home, or stay at home themselves rather than take them. They may be a little restless at first. But will soon get used to it and sit perfectly content and will enjoy it and become accustomed to the place, and ways while if they are kept at home till five or six years old all will be new, and you cannot expect them to act as they would if they were used to going. Teach the little ones to pay attention by doing so yourself, set the example and let them follow. And it will not be long till you can trust your little son or daughter to go to church or Sunday school without thinking they might do something wrong. And a very good way is to question them just a little after they are large enough to pay attention. By asking them a few simple ques tions they will soon learn to notice the text, golden rule, etc., which is more than some grown people do. I .believe in the old saying “As the twig is bent so the tree inclines,” and there is no better one to .train the young, tender minds than their mother. So let us not neglect till they are started the wrong way. It is much easier to start right at first. Mrs. John Houser. Greeley, Colo. +++ x Marble Cake. Eight egg yolks, well beaten with one and a half cups of sugar, two thirds cup of butter and two and one half cups of flour, with two teaspoons baking powder, and one cup of milk. Prepare two ounces of bitter chocolate, made soft over hot water, add half the batter to it and flavor with vanilla. Drop into the loaf pan alternately with the plain part and draw the spoon through once or twice to make the col ors lie in lines. Bake about 40 min utes. GO AT ONCE INVEST IN A LIVE PROPOSITION WITH CAPITAL AND LIVE MEN BEHIND IT Highway Development Cos. President—Cecil Willcox. Attorney—Fred T. Barnett, ist Vice-President —Duncan U. Fletcher. Secretary—Charles T. Baxon. 2d Vice-President— David Warrington. Treasurer —Walter C. Warrington. Directors—Cecil Willcox, David Warrington, Duncan U. Fletcher, Fred T. Barnett, W. C. Warrington, J. Denham Bird. (1 The Greatest Opportunity in Jacksonville Real Estate * The Highway Development Cos., incorporated under the laws of Florida, capitalized at 250,000 —$125,000 common and $125,000 preferred stock, and now offers sso*ooo of the preferred stock to the public, drayring 10 per cent, per annum, or more. The Company’s plan, evolved after much careful study is “PRACTICAL CO-OPERATION,” the investor receiving his 10 per cent, or more and the borrower paying 3 per cent, less than the prevailing interest rates now being charged. EXAMPLE—The Company may loan up to 66 2-3 per cent, of the value of improved real estate, and take back $1,500 for every SI,OOO loaned on 10 years’ time, in monthly payments of $12.50 each. SI,OOO at 5 per cent, for 10 years, interest SSOO Principal • • 1,000 Total •. .$1,500 One hundred and twenty monthly payments of $12.50 each. For further information apply at once to W. C. WARRINGTON & CO. FISCAL AGENTS. i#B West Forsyth Street, - - - Jacksonville, Florida Chicken Salad. Cut the white meat and tender parts of the dark meat into fine pieces. Moisten with the broth in which the meat was cooked or with some good French dressing. At serving time mix with finely chopped celery and serve on lettuce leaves. Quite often it is possible to make mock chicken salad with veal, and very few are able to detect the difference. Fried Bananas. Pare and slice the bananas length wise. Brown butter lightly in a sauce pan and salt it a little. Lay the slices near each other. When thrown o*ll one side, turn on the other, and just before taking up add a little rich cream. Cook a minute longer and serve hot. The cream permeates the banana and leaves no liquid in the pan. Block Potatoes. Pare and boil potatoes until done, cut into inch blocks and put into a saucepan. To a quart of potatoes make a gravy of one teacupfuLof milk, one teaspoonful of butter, one. teaspoonful of flour dissolved in milk, and a little salt and pepper. When the gravy thickens like cream take from the stove. Cover the top with a layer of cracker bread crumbs, put into the oven and brown. Garnish with pars ley as soon as taken from the stove and serve hot. Fine Fruit Farm, in Lake County, For Sale Cheap. * / Tract of nearly forty acres, partly underlaid with kaolin. About twenty acres planted to oranges and grape fruit, fifteen years old. Also figs, peaches and other fruits. Land is especially adapted to peaches. Near railroad station, and in good neigh borhood. House of three rooms, small barn, fowl house and other im provements. For immediate sale will take $2,500 cash. Address LAKE COUNTY, Care Agriculturist, Jacksonville, Fla.