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Home Department. .
Home, Sweet Heme
Bx Jokw Howard Patnk.
TAld pleasures and palace though wo may roam,
Bo It ever so humhle, there's no place like homo I,
'A charm from tho skied seems to hallow us there,
iWhlch, seek through tho world, Is ne'er met with
Homo! home! sweet, sweet home!
There's no place like homo; there's no place liko
'An exile from homo splendor dazzles in vain,
Oh! givo mo my lowly, thatch'd cottage again;
Tho birds singing gaily, that come at my call;
Give mo .them, with tho peace of mind, dearer
Home! home! sweet, sweet home!
,There's no place liko home; there's no place like
How sweet 'tis to sit 'neath a fond father's smile,
'And the cares of a mother to sootho and beguile,
Lot others delight 'mid new pleasures to roam,
But give me, oh! give mo the pleasures of home.
Home! home! sweet, sweet home!
But give me, oh! givo mo tho pleasures of homo.
To thee I'll return, over-burdened with care,
Tho heart's dearest solace will smile on mo there;
No more from that cottage again will I roam,
Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home, '
Home! home! sweet, sweet home!
There's no place like home; there's no place like
What a Olrl Should Learn.
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"-" To -be gentle. ., il
To value time. V
To dress neatly,
To keep a secret;
' ' To be self-reliant. '
To avoid idleness.
'To darn stockings.
To respect old ago.
To make good bread.
To make home happy.
To be aflove gossiping
To control her temper. -W
To keep the house tidy.
' -To sweep down cobwebs. "
To take cace of tho sick.
To take care of tho baby.
To humor a cross old man.
To marry a man for his worth.
To read tho very best of books.
To keep clear of trashy literature.'
To take plenty of active exercise.
' To be a helpmate to her husband.
To bo light-hearted and fleet-footed. "
To wear shoes that won't cramp the feet.
To be a womanly woman under all circum
stances. Home Magazine.
A Rummage Sale.
.Some bright woman has devised the rummage
sale as a means for raising money for church or
cliaritable purposes, and It seems to have proven
successful wherever tried, says tho EpltomlBt. A
hall is hired, or In a city perhaps It may be a va
cant store on ono of the principal streets. Then
those interested begin to solicit among their
frier ds, not for money or fresh articles of fancy
work, but any article of which the possessor has
become tired. The sale Is advertised for a day or
two days and then the fun begins. The busy work
ers arrange the goods donated in departments as
$ar as possible. Of course the articles not being
m?w, fancy prices are not charged, but tho aggre
gate sales are usually very satisfactory, for a
largo numbor of articles aro freely given and aro
as freely purchased by those who can make uso of
them. Thus a lady has a pair of boots which havo
boen worn only onco or twice, but which do not
fit her and cannot bo returned; alio willingly gives
thorn to tho "rummagers" and perhaps some poo.r
working girl purchases thorn for less than half
their value and is happy. Children's clothing
which has boen outgrown always finds ready pur
chasers. Then often ono tires of really choice
bric-a-brac and this goes to help out tho work.
Often an article which has been tho property of
some ono well known and loved in the commun
ity will bring a price far out of proportion to its
value. Sometimes laughable incidents occur, as
when a lady who recently made somo purchase at
such a salo laid her coat upon & counter, as tho
room was warm. When the garment was missed
and search made, it was found hanging with other
"second hand" garments and plainly marked 75
cents. . Somo way tho lady could but wonder if
tho. coat she thought so smart, looked a little
shabby to other people. There is less work to be
done in soliciting and preparing the articles for a
rummage sale than for a fair.
Unfortunately a great majority of mankind
breathe very superficially, using only part of this
largo area of lung tissue. Even If persons aro out
of doors, unless by wise activity, tho deep cells
of the lungs are not aerated for tho simple rea
son that very few men or women know how to
free tho lungs properly. Dettweller states that
"deep breathing not only ventilates tho lungs and
aids the circulation, but In many cases is able to
strengthen tho muscles of tho thorax, especially
those about the upper part of the chest." And
I believe that wo havo a right to expect from
respiratory gymnastics a real strengthening of tho
resisting force of nature to disease. t Even if tho
lungs havo begun to break down, honest effort in ,
this direction will supplement medication.
One of the methods of correctbjpathlng is" to
put the hands lightly on tho AripaT fingers back
ward; throw tho shoulders well back; hold tho
chest up, chin in, and then Inhale slowly through
the nose as long as possible. When tho lungs are
filled, retain the air until some discomfort is ex
perienced, then forming tho lips in the shape of
a letter 0, exhale as slowly and evenly as is con
sistent with comfort, making- a slight blowing
sound. Such an exercise for five minutes, clad
only In one garment, or hotter, with no garment at
all, night and morning, in a well-ventilated room,
will do vory much in man, woman, or child to de
velop the lung capacity, improve the carriage of
tho body, and enrich the quality of the blood,
which depends upon the activity of the lungs for
its purification. The Pljgrlm.
. - All Kinds of Stains.
To clean knives nothing is better than the old
fashioned brick dust.
Mud stains should bo allowed to dry, then
thoroughly brushed with a dry cloth and tho spots
removed by rubbing with alcbhol.
Grease stains are eradicated most effectually
with benzine. Tho liquid should be rubbed back
and forth over the stain until it bas disappeared.
It will not then leave a ring.
On silverware, stains require prompt atten
tion, or they take too long to remove. Sulphuric
acid will remove the stain left by medicine. Dip
tho spoon in the acid, repeating the process until
it has disappeared, then wash it in very hot water.
To remove egg stain from silver rub it with table
For ink stains on furniture use this: Add six
dror3 of niter to a teaspoonful of water and apply
to the ink stain with a feather. If the Ink does
not yield to this, make mixture stronger and re
On carpets, grease or gummy dirt stains may
bo romoved by rubbing on them tho following
ralxturo: Ono bar of good soap to two tcaspoon
fuls of sal soda and saltpeter and four quarts of
boiling water. When cold, add six ounces of aqua
ammonia. Bottlo and use as required.
On pictures, soap should never be used. Wash
tho painting gently with clear warm water, dry
with a piece of cheese cloth, then rub it with a
clean cloth saturated with ollvo oil.
Borax is best to uso for stained tinware.
Should tho inside of a tin tea pot or coffco pot be
discolored, boil it in strong borax solution for a
short time and all its first brightness will return.
Ordinary tea marks on china may bo readily
dissolved by scrubbing with a soft brush dipped In
salt and vinegar.
Fingers aro often ink stained; lemon juice
will remove this, so also will spirits of wine or
methylated spirits, or eau do cologne. (Tliese
threo, together with gin or whisky, may all bo
used to cleanse tho piano keys, in addition to the
remedies already given.) But aciIs must not
be used for Ink stains on polished wood, norgtrong'
alkalies; turpentine' Is tho remedy thon. Sunny
For Busy Housewives.
Add a pinch of salt to coffee to give it tone.
Sprinkle clothes with hot water and a whisk
Hub celery on tho hands to remove the odor
Mix stove blacking with a little ammonia to !
prevent it burning off.
Add a few drops of ammonia to tho blueing
water to whiten the clothes.
Add a little sugar to milk to prevent it stick
ing the vessel while boiling.
Add one or two tablespoonfuls of sugar to
strong turnips when cooking.
Placo an apple In the bread and 'cake 'boxes to'
keep bread and cake moist. ' :'
Mix a llttlo cornstarch with salt before filling
tho salt shaker, to prevent Its clogging.
Add a tablespoonful of kerosene to a pall of
clear hot water to wash the windows. '
Sprinkle grated cheese over oatmeal porridge
instead of sugar and eat with cream.
Wet a cloth in cider vinegar, wrapping cheese
in It to keep moist and prevent moulding.
, Make a splendid furniture polish by taking a
wiuo glass of ollvo oil, ono of vinegar and two
tablespoons of alcohol; apply with a soft, cloth. and
polish with flannel. St. Louis Journal of Agriculture.
Nagging Before Guests.
"Visiting about, as I do every summer," re
marked a popular woman, "I cannot help being
struck by certain faults of manner and, I might
almost say, breeding, which aro common among
the nicest people, who would bo tho first to detect
and criticise such solecisms in others. One habit
is talking with each other to make conversation
at tho table, Instead of to tho guest. This is very
common, although ono would not think it possible,
and the people who do It would be greatly aston
ished if they thought I referred to them. It is
generally done with the idea of amusing the Visi
tor, no doubt, but it is always annoying.
"Another habit, and this is much worse, is
fault-finding on the part of the mistress or master
of the house. People should make it a rule never
to blamo a child or a servant, or criticise each
other's actions before a guest. A third person is
always made uncomfortable by It, and feels almost
as if ho himself were Included in tho reprimand.
But what is called 'nagging' between husband and
wife is the worst of all.".
German surgeons claim that the delicate mem
brane which covers tho contents of an egg shell
will answer as well as bits of skin from a human
being to start the healing of open wounds.