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HOUSEHOLD Concerning Hardwood Floors. A woman who was thinking of hav ing now carpets in tin" spring was ad vistvl by city friends to have hard wood ttoon put down instead. They said tlio Boon can be laid over the old floor and will COSI no more than the earpeU, Bui while f know they are nmcn more cleanly, said the woman, I think it wonid be a great deal of work to keep them clean and free from dust. A polished hardwood lloor shows the dust the Bame as polished furniture, which we must dutt every day. Ot course it is best to clean out all dust every day. but a farm housekeeper who cannot afford to hire help cannot dust hardwood floors and stairs every day. The floors are no dustier than the carpets but the dust doesn't show on the carpets, which look well with a thorough BWeeping once a week. The hardwood floors would require some nips also, and these would need to be cleaned weekly, the same as carpets. We wish some of the readers who have hardwood floors in parlor or liv ing room and dining room, and who do their own woru, would write to The Ranch and tell their expense, approxi mate cost of putting them down, keep ing them clean, etc. The Care of Mattresses. Mattresses may be kept like new foi years if they are systematically turned daily—one day reverse from side to side and the next from top to bottom. This method helps to equalize the pres sure upon them of the human body and prevents packing in spots as they do when no attention is paid to mattress turning. It lightens the labor of turn tog and insures greater variety of pres sure if mattresses for double bed steads are made in sections. Little quilted and washable bed protectors come neatly made and bound. They are inexpensive and should be a part of the furnishing of all beds, but es pecially for those of children and very old people. They are very easily made at home with a sewing machine. A careful housekeeper, after many years of housekeeping with the same beds and furniture generally will have a nicer house and everything in better condition than an inexperienced, care less one, beginning with everything new and of the best, will have at the end of a very few years of non-care taking. Goose Hams. For some year.-, goose hams have been in demand in some part of Eu rope and now there is beginning to be a demand for that delectable in Amer ica. Goose hams are considered a lux ury and they are not dear when we consider the price of geese in most IN WOMAN'S BREAST ANY LUMP IS CANCER Mailed Free— How to Cure Yourself at Home — No Pain—No Risk. NO PAY UNTIL CURED-GUARANTEE JUST SEND YOUR NAME fMRS. 1. CKOSTHWAITB, 054 Arlington Aye., Oakland, C»l., President Golden Gate Woman's Club, was cured of large cancer of her breast, side and armpit by Dr. Cliamley'B medicine in 14 days Dun't doubt, don't delay. WRITE AND Ami Hkr You nave nothing to l»se—every to gale by doing what I tell you. You can't afford to trifle with Cancer. Life In surely worth send ing your name. 130-page book sent free. My discovery — a Pacific Inland plant ex tract— ha» cured thousands of Cancer* In from /0 to 10 days, after cbli-|.rated physlciHn* and ■Urgeoni had declared them " as good as dead." Ci'dress, Dr. And Mr*. Or. Chan ley & Co., 25 Third Street, San Francisco, Cal. IINDLY SEND THIS TO SOME ONE WITH CANCER. THE RANCH, SEATTLE, WASHINGTON markets. Goose hams are worth about :;u oenta each and each ham weighs ftbOUt 12 ounces. This would be at the rate of about 40 cents per pound, wihcfl is not much out of the way. TheM tiny hams are cut and trim me I M as to look like Westphalia hams and are thoroughly cured so that they can be kept anywhere and for a long time. They are lean and can he sliced. It is said by those who have eaten them that they have a delightful taste and that the meat is not hard. The trade is largely among Hebrws, although others take kindly to this kind of meat. Sausage Seasoning. An experienced housewife recom mends the following recipe for sea soning saucage: One tablespoonful of salt to every two pounds of meat, ons tablespoonful of sage to every four pounds of meat, and one tablespoonful of red pepper to every ten pounds of meat. Every housewife should keep on hand a* supply of small brass hooks to be screwed up whenever an extra place is needed for hanging up clothes brushes, scrap holders, etc. Tacks and nails are abominable when driven in walls or woodwork. They are ugly in themselves and always leave shab byholes when removed. Reckless pic ture hanging can be averted by having picture hooks placed at interals upon the cornice and left ready for any im promptu wall decorations by thought less ones. It is a mistake to make the clean clothes too wet when sprinkling them for ironing. Many things will iron nicely without any dampening, and it only increases the work of ironing to wet the clothes and then roll them up into hard rolls. Dampen slightly and fold and the work of ironing will be reduced to a minimum. The thoughtful, practical farmer's wife generally manages to work out a simple plan of living—to make one step do the work of two, to get a •balanced ration" for her family out of simple preparations, to make little iecoration be as effective as much and still be the good housekeeper she ought to be. Kitchen Hints. Salt in the oven under the baking lins will prevent pastry scorching on the bottom. If it is desired to keep cakes moist put them in a stone jar—if crisp cakes are preferred use tin as a receptacle. A delightful new sweetmeat is a choso'ate-covered fig, that can easily be prepared at home with sweetened chocolate. Coffee and tea will be found to be greatly improved in flavor if kept in earthenware or china jars, instead of tin boxes. A spoon should not be left in a saucepan if you wiah the contents to cool quickly, since the spoon carries off heat slowly. Great Value of Vegetables. There is not a single garden vege table that has not a medicinal quality aside from its food value. The first thing to come in the spring is aspara gus, valuable in all kidney complaints and a most delicious dish. Then w< hare rhubarb, which counteracts tht effect of the usual heavy meat diet o winter and clears the system of some of the acids that produce dyspepsia, rheumatism and other painful mala dies. Radishes are good for stomach troubles, dandelion greens make a good blood purifier, horse radish is a tonic and makes the appetite good. Onions cure colds and bring sweet sleep, and celery and lettuce soothe the irritated nerves. Carrots are good for scrofulous tendencies, cucumbers are wholesome and cooling, notwith standing the bad reputation they have, and parsley is known as a palliative in cases of dropsy. The whole list of vegetables might be named and a posi tive medicinal value given to each of them. A well-filled garden, the pro ducts of which are used regularly in the family, furnishes a variety of mo dicinal agents which meet the requiro ments of a large number of people and fortify them against the germs of disease, giving them immunity from attacks that would prostrate them if they were not defended by the use of a rational diet. On every well-regulated farm with a profitable rotation of crops grass will be included in the seeds planted j^^^^fMARTHA WASHINGTON l^'i3^^fnß'H COMFORT SHOES If ■I xf-.'S \^^"i^4n IV tic at the sides stretches with every motion mm -;- \ .vk \,sp^*J or squeeze. No buttons to button, no laces ||J xxii <*\S*J:M\\t^^r to lace —They just slip on and off with- U | aKLW ' '"' \*j^^r Made of Vici Kid, with patent leather trim- Ml «^^^^^^^^^^^ Your dealer will supply you; if not, write to us. Look for Narlha V '^%'^s. Washington name and Mayer trade-mark stamped on the sole. We W ■^^^^Mll'iiiilfeM-^^^ ¥^T\¥^f^ Send us the name of a dealer who does nol handle % W^^^lVl Hi 1 I ''11 :M I-1 lv I-1 I" Martha Washington Shoes and we will send you . % iMj^JL; li^^a I [VI^L/ free postpaid, a beautiful picture of Marlha 1 S l^K h^P^ Mil W/\IIHFF lilS n! mnTCn D.g J.LUJ J^m Western Branch—Washington Shoe Mfg. Co., Seattle, Washington. SEEDS THAT WILL CROW • are the kind YOU '\Af AIM-T The only kind it pays to buy are the best that can be grown—the kind we sell. They are grown mostly in California, where soil and climatic conditions are nearly ideal, perfecting seeds that have life and vitality enough to grow—nearly every one of them. Your time is worth a whole lot, and we say you cannot afford to take any chances experimenting with doubtful seeds because they may be advertised as cheapfor you know the best is none too good. We have issued a beautiful catalogue, correctly illustrated from photographs of Vegetables and Flowers, also Roses, taken from life —no imaginary affairs of how some artist thinks they should look, but as they actually are. This catalogue will be of interest to you, and if you will send Five Cents to cover postage, it is yours, and also a packet of seeds free, to show you what liberal measure we give our patrons. F. GILMAN TAYLOR SEED CO. Box 10. GLENDAIiE, CALIFORNIA. n irrilTA Promptly Secured. High- UAILM I V est references from I M I rll I%J prominent manufactur ■ ■■■••">« ers -write for Inventors' Hand Book. Shepherd b Parker, 884 7. St.. Washing-ton, 3>. C. <-- each spring, for if the farmer will have sod land to break, he must seed down aia equal amount of land each year To those who have to buy their seed, we suggest buying as early as possible. By so doing you get the best seec' in the market, the only kind the farmer ran afford to buy. The best seec is lhat possessing the strongest vitality and which is free from any mixture ol weed seeds. You can readily de:ir niine how much of the seed you cnase will grow by testing in a gern'n ating box; and if it is not good enoi a;h you have a chance to get more, pro viding you buy early^ Free Address On Alfellfel by N. C. Dunlap, Manager Watson's Ranch, Kearney, Neb., (the largest in the world,) will be furnished by the makers of the reliable, old _ _ i J'^v^^ Cahooii INB Broadcast w l f\ TvlieC 1 Seed <Sii^*WLlllnP^P/M^ Sower. l^if Write now to GOODELL COMPANY, 56 Main Street. Antrim. N.H. S^#M)LS IN ONE TOOL? ammerSo r^^^*^JJA' CH «WIE for ; X==Z^%A2 3d Avc. /c 4 l CO.^"^^ fILLY'C 1906 SEED CATALOG. Richly-IDujtrated; latest nov«-ltir« in iced» and plants, poultry tup- I !dSl^ plies.Cultivaton. Fertilizer*: teemi with prac- *f*^% • i^ cn""%| tic a) lUßi! ettion» for nature-lover». Lars«t. Mtt^tXhwlFsFstf ' Portland b«t prinlrd and m«t<romprehctnive ever iwued on the CoMt. y -^f im^mmltt'^' * Seattle Value 20c. Mention this paper and aik for one FREE. *-^^^*fIS^P San Francisco hhTJH liH J 8 ■■■Bmifl HBSSiHß'sft'iV'AKrilft.gaid^^^B^Hßi^BßSi HOUSEKEEPERS ATTENTION Success Egg Preservative keeps eggs fresh for two years ; new process. Results guar anteed. Test It now. COMPLETE FORM ULA, 10c. Send today. EUGENE D'- OLIER, Dept. P., Burns, Ore. R. a. BORYER ATTORNEY-AT-LAW 377-380 Colman Bldg., SEATTLE Attorney for THE RANCH Truck Gardens FOR GARDENS, our Dirt Doctor has studied the soil needs of this Coast to some purpose; one of his best and most tried and true products is the Holly Complete Vegeta ble Fertilizer. It just strikes the needs of the average gar den. Hundreds of Truck Garden men use it every year to their profit, and so recom mend it. Seattle Portland San Francisco Our Dirt Doctor has got up a Special Fertilizer for Gardens. ItJ just fits Pa cific Coast soil needs. Write us for particulars and a farm ers' note book free. <| Cut out this ad. and mail to us with your name and address.