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DECEMBER 27, 190,7
soup a clear amber color by using
finely-grated carrots, which will also
give flavor. For a red soup, use red
tomatoes. It is better to use such
materials as will add flavor, rather
than mere coloring matter. Pound
ed spinach leaves, expressing the
juice and adding it to the soup, will
give a green color.
S. S. Place a small plate or sau
cer in the bottom of the vessel in
which you cook your cloth-wrapped
pudding in boiling, and this will pre
vent it sticking to the bottom. Care
must be taken to keep the pudding
always fully covered with boiling
water, and covered to keep the steam
in. When taken out dip In cold
water, and the cloth will peel away
without any trouble.
Donald G. For flaxseed lemonade,
take four tablespoonfuls of whole
flax seed and pour over it one quart
of boiling water, set on the back of
the stove and steep for several hours
in a covered earthen jar. Strain
through a coarse cloth, add the juice
of two lemons and sweeten to taste.
If too thick, thin with cold water
when putting in the lemon and sugar.
A. M. Some medical authorities
tell us that oil should not be used
on, a burn. Carron oil is an emul
sion of linseed oil and lime water.
A five per cent solution of picric acid,
claimed to be antiseptic, relieving
pain, and encouraging healing, Is
recommended, but when used, the
dressing should be removed at the
end of forty-eight hours. Boric acid
solution does not relieve pain.
H. T. W. I should suppose, if
good underneath drainage were sup
plied, the "cave," or underground Ice
house would serve, but I can not tell
you how it would work. The best
way is to try it, even on a small scale.
There must be no water standing
about the bottom layer. (2) The
recipe was not given entire. Alcohol
will not cut vaseline. The vaseline
alone is good, but, as it must be
applied to the scalp alone, a second
party must help apply it by parting
the hair, and, having the vaseline
warm enough to drop readily, put a
few drops at a time on the scalp in
the hair parting and rub it well into
the scalp. It must not- be- used on
the hair, as it is stiff and sticky.
Crude petroleum Is good.
form. Dissolve the gum camphor in
the turpentine, after breaking it up
Into small lumps; beat the eggs, add
to the turpentine and camphor and
beat all thoroughly. Add the vinegar
next, stirring or beating hard, then
the oil of sassafras, beating as be
fore; add chloroform last, stir vory
quickly, bottle, cork tight, and keep
well corked. Shake well before ap
plying. It is good for animals, but
will blister if applied too often on the
same spot. For cuts, it Is excellent.
Tlie above will make quite a quan
tity, but less can bo made by using
the same proportions.
Gathering Up the Fragments
In nearly every family, especially
where there are children, there are
more or less scraps and remnants of
cloth left from making the little gar
ments. If no children, then there
are many garments that can be
ripped up, 'and the best pieces put
into the scrap bag for piecing into
covers for quilts. Nearly every
woman or girl like to "piece
quilts" and with but little svork, at
odd times, there can be plenty of
comfortable bed clothes for a very
little money expense.
. Table of Weights and Measures
Three teaspoonfuls of liquid equalB
Four tablespoonfuls of liquid
equals one-half gill, one-fourth cup
or one wineglassful.
One tablespoonful of liquid equals
One pint of liquid equals one
Two gills of liquid equals one cup
or one-half pint.
One kitchencup of liquid equals
One heaping quart of sllfted flour
equals one pound.
Four cups of flour equals one
quart or one pound.
One rounded tablespoonful of flour
equals one-half ounce.
Three cups of corn meal equals
One and one-half pints of corn
meal equals one pound.
One cup of butter equals one-half
One pint of butter equals one
One tablespoonful of butter equals
Butter the size of an egg equals
Butter the size of a walnut equals
One solid pint of chopped meat
equals one pound.
Ten eggs equal one pound.
A dash of pepper equals one-eighth
teaspoonful or three good shakes.
Two cups of granulated sugar
equals one pound.
One pint of granulated sugar
equals one pound.
One pint of brown sugar equals
Two and one-half cups of powdered
sugar equals one pound.
the space may not bo sufficiently long
or deop to contain tho picoo without
its interfering with tho window or
door adjoining. These angles can
bo filled with a sot of shelves, either
removable or stationary, three-cornered,
or without doors, and of depth
to suit tho shapo of tho Bpaco. No
end of uses would bo found for
them. In tho living room, the
shelves would supply a "long-felt
want" for a place for stowing away
tho books, papers, or writing (leak
of tho family; odds and ends of sow
ing, pick-up work, boxes containing
sowing materials, buttons, darning
balls, and tho thousand and one smnll
necessities which can not bo banished
from tho room in which tho family
spend their time.
In tho dining room, thoso corner
cupboards will servo many uses, and
should have glass doors, If possible,
whilo the spaces in tho kitchen will
bo tho delight of tho housewife.
Solid doors, or doors like tho old
fanhlonod "tinned safe" should bo
used for those kitchen cornors.
IJodroom corners might contain
hat boxes, shoo trees, stocking baR,
and hundreds of article that must
bo sotting about, always In tho way,
and novor scorning to flt In any
where Tho fronts of tho closets, In
any room, may ho made as ornamen
tal jib one would like, or as plain.
Cloth curtains might be hung boforo
the Hhclvos, but tho doors would bo
hotter, excluding dust and protecting
Many an Idle day might ho put to
good use by tho man of tho house, in
fitting up tho cornors. No woman
will And fault If tho room Is filled
with shavings and tools, some rainy
or cold day, If tho gudo mon will sot
himself to work at those llttlo Jobs.
Tho boys might bo glvon a sot of tools
and allowed to practlco carpentry on
such Jobs, oven though the unskilled
hands may bo a little awkward.
A Recommended Liniment
Several readers have sent in the
following formula for a liniment
which they have found very valuable
for sprains, aches, cuts, and other
hurts. Personal friends also recom
mend it, so it must have some vir
ii os t
One pint of turpentine, one ounce
of gum camphor, four eggs, one pint
of pure cider vinegar, one ounce of
oil of sassafras, one ounce of chloro-
Relieve inflammation of the
throat, caused by cold or
catarrh. Contain no opiates.
During tho first months of the
year, there is always more or less
leisure time for every one, as little
can be done outside the house, and
the comfort of the lamp-lighted fire
side is very inviting. Tho long even
ings give time for looking up an
swers to many questions which have
been troubling us or which should
have been, if we aim at success in
our business. Books of reference,
catalogues, files of papers, unread
back numbers of accumulated period
icals, will afford answers to many of
these, and if the members of the
family, be they many or few, would
but interest themselves in the sub
jects, that should interest all of them,
th mental horizon would be greatly
broadened, and much practical knowi
ng nf p.verv day affairs of Impor
tance will be thus accumulated. To
sit nodding, or actually sleeping, in
chairs about the fire-place, or heater
is to throw away precious time.
not tho habit" of being alive, and
nf PVfircIsinK the mentality of every
.member of the family.
Corners of rooms seem always
wasted space, as few pieces of fur
niture will fit into them at all sat
isfactorily. One is constantly bump-
inc into the sharp comer wmu. -tends
into the room, and besides, I
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