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MARCH 25, 190-1.
then cheese-cloth, costing 3 to 5 cents
yard, doubled, and hemmed to keep
It from getting into the rag-bag, wiil
answer for china, and a yard "Will
make two or more. Some "kitchen
authorities" advise the use of common
unbleached crash, or a cheap grade of
towelling, but unless care is taken
this soon absorbs any grease that may
tie in the water, and becomes stiff and
discolored. For pots and kettles, and
other iron vessols, a wire dish-cloth,
coating about 4 cents, made of round
Sings linked within each other, should
be used for first washing, thus remov
ing all remains of food sticking to the
-bottom and sides, after which the soft
cloth can be used for washing and
For glassware, there is a smooth,
gray cloth, called glass towelling, and
for silver, a ,soft checked towelling
may be used." A towel of good linen
should always hang near the kitchen
table, on which to wipe or dry the
hands of the cook. This should be
used by no one else,' and should be
changed often. China towelling also
makes good dish-wash cloths.
All towelling, whether for toilet,
bath or kitchen purposes, should be
gemmed by hand, and all table linen
the same. The kitchen cloths espe
cially dish-cloths should always be
washed whenever used, and should be
dried either in the sunshine or dther
heat, for sanitary reasons. Few things
are more disgusting to the neat house
wife than a stiff, greasy wash-cloth,
or a soiled, hard-feeling. drying towel.
The Stxsh Curtain.
Sash curtains may be used at the
feitchen windows in the interests of
DOCTOR DID IT
Put on 36 lbs. by Food.
Feed a physician back to health and
he gains an experience that he can ue
to benefit others. For this reason
Grape-Nuts food Is daily recommended
to patients by hundreds of physicians
who have cured themselves of stomach
trouble. One doctor says:
"Although a physician and trying
to aid and assist my fellow beings to
enjoy good health it must be admitted
I formerly did not enjoy the best of
health myself. In January, , 1893, I
, only weighed 119 pounds. At this
time I was living in the Ohio valley
and began to think I had about seen
my best days. One day about 3 years
ago I had an opportunity to t;y
Grape-Nuts food for my breakfast. I
liked it so well that I ate three tea
epoonfuls three times aday and have
regularly used it up to the present
time, and I now weigh 155, a gain of S6
pounds and enjoy the best of health.
"Not only has Grape-Nuts made this
wonderful change in. me, but through"
it I have helped my friends, relatives
and patients. The sustaining power of
this food is simply wonderful.
"I have one patient who is a section
hand on the C. & 0. R. R. who eats
nothing in the morning but four ta
blespoonfuls of Grape-Nuts and jot
does his very hard work up to luncn
time and enjoys the best of health
"I could name a great many cases
like this and I still prescribe. Grape
Nuts in my practico every day." Name
given by Postum Co., Battle Creek,
Ask any physician about the scien
tific principles on which Grape-Nuts
food is made. He'll tell you the prin
ciples are perfect
Then a 10 days' trial proves that
the principles are carried out in tne
food ("all the good of the grains eo
treated that anyone can digest it all").
Shown in renewed physical strength
and brain energy.
' "There's a reason."
Look in each package for the fam
ous little book, "The Road to We'U-Yllle."
privacy, and may be of thick or thin
material, as one may chooso. Just
now the stores are offering remnants
of curtain material which are both
pretty and inexpensive. If kept clean
and fresh through frequent launder
ing, the material will not matter so
much, and one may uso quite cheap
goods' for the purpose; but it should
be borne in mind that cheap grades of
any fabric are dear In the end, while
an ordinarily good grade will both
look and appear well. Very light cali
coes, percales or lawns, with a small
figure on the background, are inex
pensive and quite lasting; or a plain
lawn may serve.
Sash curtains, wherever used, should
be hung on brass rods, as they should
not be allowed to "sag" in the middle,
for untidy window drapery spoils tho
effect of tho neatest room, while
nothing looks "quite so bad' if the
window Is neat. White curtains soil
readily, yet they are easily laundered,
and with them the room may always
look sweet and clean. If pains were
taken to render the kitcnen pretty and
attractive, fewer women ,would "just
hate housework." Let your curtain be
the same size of the sash after it -Is
hemmed at both ends, and if you do
not wish to use rods, it may be strung
with tape or cord and lightly tacked to
the sash, top or bottom, or both.
Hem the drapery at both ends with
an inch-wide hem, feather-stitch with
bilk threads, if you like, or merely
machine stitch; or, if the bottom end
is left Joose, hem-stitch or lace-finih
across tho bottom. After a double
row of stitching across the top to form
a casing through which to run . the
rod, tape or cord, there should still be
enough of the hem for a heading, and
if the curtain Is to be tacked onto
tho sash, the cord should be run
through the casing by which to draw
it up to fit the sash.
Indoors, as well as out, the spring
fever is developing rapidly, and the
bright warm sunshine and smell of
the budding trees and smubbery make
more glaring the unpleasant things
within, and the housewifely fingers
"just itch" to get to straightening
things. In your renovating, do not
forget to add a few conveniences to
the kitchen. Remember that you will
see far more of that room than any
other in the house, unless you are so
unfortunate as to have to depend upon
hired help in tho home, and if you are,
you will have to give a good bit of
your mental presence to it.
If the kitchen is supplied with the
little conveniences in the way of closet
room (which can be constructed from
the eVer-helpful boxes, if in no other
way), it may be made very neat and
pleasant to look upon, and thus much
of the dislike and drudgery of kitchen
work bo done away with. Pots, pans,
and other necessary, but not orna
mental adjuncts to the culinary de
partment, should be neatly put away
in those receptacles, and-will be all the
better for being kept out of the dust.
Do not get the new carpet and cur
tains for -the parlor unless you have a
satisfactory range or good cook-stove
for the kitchen. Don't try to use
the old, burnt and etamel-cracked
cooking vessels in order to save for
the extra picture or rug. The carpets
and curtains, rugs and pictures are ail
very well, and I wish you could have
them, but see that the kitchen Is well
and necessarily furnished first. Do
not get cheap things though cheap
ones in careful hands .may serve a
long time; but the best you can afford
is always the cheapest; you wont have
to replace them so often.
Don't work Jn a dark kitchen if it
.can be helped; light is life, and death
is hand-in-hand with darkness. Do
not choose dark colors for the paint
ing, and if the walls are to be pa
pered, let it be in some cheerful, light-
giving color. Don't have dark shades
to the windows; sash-curtains with
no shades is better, but if you must
have shades, keep them run up during
ovory minute of tho day. Lot the iuu
shino in wherover possible, for sun
shine Is tho most powerful disinfect
If tho floor Is open with wldo cracks
between the boards, make a common
flour paste, using one pound of flour
and a tablespoonful of alum to three
quarts of wator, and into this paste
stir newspaper torn into small pieres
until the mixture is thick like putty,
and fill the cracks with this whilo
warm. Smooth tbe filling down even
with the boards with an old knife, or
other blade, and it wW harden like
papier mache. This mixture may be
used to fill other cracks and opouings
about the houso and furniture, and
will be found very satisfactory.
There are many well-meaning peo
ple who have an idea that when they
are stumbling along under tho heaviest
burdens they are pleasing God the
most. They forget that the only
thing any Christian has a right to do
with a care is to give it to Christ, and
that in the heart whero there Is anx
iety and worry there is no trust.
"Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and
He will sustain thee," was put in the
Bible on purpose to give every heart
sore pilgrim rest. No question as to
the size of the burdenGod said give
it to the Lord, and when 3'ou have
done so, leave it in His hands, trust
ing that all will be well.
Nothing taltes the life and heart
out of a Christian like staggering
along under loads that God never in
tended he should try even to lift
anxiety about a thousand things that
flatten one to tho dust if given a
thought. If there happens to be
plenty in the house" today, he worries
and loses sleep for fear there will bo
nothing for tomorrow, or next week.
Today, the rosy children play about
the house, and ho gives way to fore
bodings that "such things cannot last
something will bo sure to happen
to them tomorrow." Ho is afraid to
eat of the loaf today, fearing that
even the crust shall be wanting for
tomorrow. The comfortable garment
must be folded away now, lest a
greater need for it shall press tomor
row. 0, thou of little faith! Can you not
hear the voice of the Father, bidding
you to bring all your burdens to him?
Can you not trust his love, when he
telis you of his care over even the
sparrows, than which you are many
times more valuable? You have no
right to doubt God's word; you have
no right to question His wisdom.
When our poor-houses begin to be
crowded with faithful Christians, it
will be time to become anxious for
lear that God will forget his own.
God has told us, by the lips of His
Son, that "according to our faith
shall it be done to us," and He has
asked us only to trust and believe,
and all shall be well with us. Can
we not do this?
This is the time of year when sore
throats are very common, especially
among children; and lots of worry
might be avoided if mothers knew
what to do at once; delays in such
cases often prove very serious.
Here are some simple remedies
which have been used in hundreds of
cases with the best results:
As soon as a child complains of a
soro throat give it a good hot foot
bath cools, add more hot water. Con
lemonade that he will drink. As the
bath cools, add more hot water. Con
tinue this for a half hour or more un
til all chillness is gone, and his body
feels moist. Then dip the feet for an
Will You Help a Sick Friend?
Get My Bik Fir Him Now.
Book 1 on Dynpcpflfu
nook 2 on tho Heart.
Hook 8 on tho Kidneys.
Book 4 Tor Women.
Book 5 for Men (scaled.)
Book G on ItbcuuMtlam.
Sesd me no moaey.
Oaly toll mo which hook to fend.
You certainly know or some ono who U lick some
mffcrer who will bo grateful for tho help my book
And that book tells or a war to help. Tells of a war
so certain that I, at a physician, olfer that help on
trial. Tho book tells how for 30 years In hospitals and
at hodRldos 1 searched forawajtu euro deep-seated
and dimcult diseases. It tells how I perfected rny
prescription Dr. Shoop's Itcstoratlvo. How by scien
tific experiment 1 traced out tho causes that bring on
I found inrarlablr that where thoro was a weakness,
tho Insldo nerves woro weak. Whero thoro was a lack
or vitality that the vital nerves lacked power. Y bore
weak organs wero found, 1 always found weak nerves.
Not the nerves commonly thought or, but tho vital
organs' norves, tho Inside tho invisible nerves.
This was a revelation. Then my real success began.
Then I combined Ingredients that would strengthen,
that would vltallto these nerves. 'J hat prescription I
called a restorative. It Is known tbe world over now as
Dr. frhoop'a Hcstorallve. After that 1 did not fall to
euro ono case In each hundred. In tho extremely dif
ficult cases my failures for five years woro ono In each
forty treated. I found cancer incurable Cancer Is
for surgory, not medicine.
Then how to get this prescription to sick ones ovory'
whore was my thought. 1 must announco It In the
public press. Hut, thought I, will they realize tbe
truth of my discovery tho real power of Dr. hboop'a
Hestorallvo? Then a way camo tome like an Inspira
tion. ! will ofTer It to tho sick on trial. 1 hen they
will know I am sincere"
I wroto a rellablo druggist in each city and village
in America. They agreed to co-operate with me.
Mow by any sick ono
Dr. Shoop's lestoratfye
Can be taken on trial. For a full month I will let
you uso It entlrly at my risk.
Send no money. Just wrlto rao for tho hook yoa
need. When I send it I will tell you or a druggist
near by who will pormlt the month's trlaL Use the
Itcstoratlvo a month. Then decide. If you say to the
druggist "Jt did not help me," that will relieve you of
any expense whatever. Ho will bill tho cost to me.
'Ihlslsmy way of clearing your mind ot all doubts
as to what Dr. Shoop's itcstoratlvo can do. No matter
bow prejudiced, you cannot dispute this absolute se
curity I ofror. You cannot resist an oiler like this if
you are at all sick, '
It you have a weakness, wrlto me. If you can't do
things like you used to do them, toll mo about it.
Wrlto in confidence As a physician I will tell you
a way to help. Hot my book now today.
Address Dr. Shoop, Uor 4515, llaclno, Wis.
Mild cases, not chronlo, are ofton cured with ono or
two bottles. At druggists.
instant in cold water and rub with a
towel until per'ectly dry. Put him
into a warm bed, and apply a cold
compress of ice or snow to the throat.
This can best be done by taking a
small, soft stocking and putting a piece
of ice or a little snow (about the size
of a small walnut) in tho heel and in
the toe, and placing it directly over
the tonsils, and wrapping ihe balance
of the stocking snugly around the
throat and pinning it. Ovor tb's,
wiap an old soft napkin or towel so
as- to exclude the air, and keep the
clothes from becoming damp. Change
this for fresh ice every half hour, or
as soon as it becomes melted. It If
best to use two stockings, so that one
can be drying while the other is in
Several warm injections should bo
given from a fountain syringe, until
the bowels are thoroughly relieved.
This will allay tho fever and head
Should there be any tendency to
chilliness, put hot water bags or irons
to the feet and back, and occasionally
hot fomentations to tbe throat for
fifteen or twenty minutes, in place of
Use a gargle every half hour of
either of the following: A glass of
water with a tablespoonful of salt, or
a glass of equal parts of vinegar and
water, with a teaspoonful of salt.
If these simple remeaies are thor
oughly appncd for a few hours, you
will be surprised to see how quickly
the fever and Inflammation will disap
pear; and you have thus nipped in
the bud what might have been a severe
case of tonsilitis, quinsy, or even
AN OLD AND ELL TRIED BEMEDY
Mm, WjNSLOw'a Soothiko Strup for cklldre
teething shouia always be used for children white
teeth) Bg. It sotea tbe gums, allays all pals, cures
wlad colic aad bs the best remedy for dlarrfesM.
Twcnty.flve ceate a bottle, it Is tbe best.
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