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JANUARY 1, 1909
not be so thick as the bottom. Cover
the open ends with screen wire;
have a frame made to nt the open
Bide and hinge it on like a door,
with .a fastening to keep it shut.
Tack screen wire over this, also. If
desired to keep out dust, tack over
the wire a covering of cheese cloth.
Have a pair of brackets fastened to
the cellar or porch wall, wherever
the box is to hang, and a hook above
them. Have a loop of some kind on
the back of the top of the frame, and
when ready to hang it outside, hook
the top to the wall, and set the
frame on the brackets. In this foods
can be set in dishes, and kept cool
and well aired, and at the same time
out of reach of vermin, insects and
cats.. It is easily made, and inex
pensive. For the kitchen, a looking glass,
. a clock, a pair of scissors, a well
stocked pin cushion and a few as
sorted needles, with a spool or two
of thread, should be among the
As the fruit jars are emptied,
wash them clean, put away the rub
ber rings, and clean the tops. Those
that are not perfect can be used to
put small parcels of groceries in,
such as spices, cereals, and the like.
Jars and bottles accumulate so
quickly that one need never be at a
loss for such things, and they are a
real economy for the store room.
When cloth is woven and dyed,
different manufacturers use different
substances with which to set, or
make fast the color. In some cases
the dye is made insoluble by the use
of an alkali, and in others, an acid
is used. When alkali is used, the
color will not be faded by soap, as
one alkali will not affect another,
and these colors are known as "fast;"
and we rarely have anything but fast
icolors now in wash goods. If the dye
has-been treated with an acid, tho
free alkali in the soap will neutralize
the. acid used with the dye, and the
colors will fade. It is therefore al
ways best to wash colored goods
carefully, and new materials should
be tested by washing a small piece
. r.first, and observing results. If neces
i. sary, the colors should then be "set,"
viand .to do this, soak the goods for
; five minutes in a solution of common
salt or white-wine vinegar and wa
ter, allowing one tablespoonful of
salt, or vinegar to a" gallon of water.
Salt is always safe, and will never
fail to set an acid color, doing no
injury to an alkaline dye.
"Many favors which God gives us
ravel out for want of hemming,
through our unthankfulness: For
though prayer procureth blessings,
.giving praise and sharing them with
-others doth keep the quiet posses
sion of all things of value." Fuller.
For the Hands
One of the best emolients for the
hands, where the natural oil must
be restored, is plain, old-fashioned
mutton tallow, with, or without, a
few drops of perfume to give it an
agreeable odor. Get a piece of the
"leaf fat" from your butcher, cut it
into bits and put into a double boiler,
or put the fat in one vessel and set
it Into another vessel containing
boiling water; set this over the fire
and keep it boiling until the fat is
melted freo from the strings, then,
while still hot, strain through a fine
sieve or muslin cloth; add to every
cupful of the clear tat one umspuuu
fuLof powdered gum camphor, and
five to ten drops of carbojic acid,
beat hard until it begins to cool and
harden, then pour into small cups.
When it hardens, cover closely and
set in a cold place. After washing
the hands well at. night, and drying
.thoroughly; warm one of the little
balls and rub oyer the hands-and
wrists before the lire.- Then draw on
Snvon d?.a, palr of loose cotton
gloves, which may either bo made
at home, or bought at the stores for
live or ten cents a pair, and leave
the gloves on all night.
If the fingers are already afflicted
with cracks which bleed, get -a piece
Ul ""ueHs wax, irom the harness
maker, heat this so a point of it will
drop, and apply at once to the crack.
It may hurt a little when the hot
wax touches the -aw sore, but it will
do it good. Then cover the wax at
once with a bit of tissue paper, or
very thin old muslin, so it will not
stick to whatever you handle and
pull off. If thi3 is kept up a few
days, the cracks will be well, and if
the treatment given above is fol
lowed up, the hands will keep well.
If one has tetter in the hands, this
is an old, tried preparation, said to
bo excellent for this trouble: Into
one pint of soft, clear water put one
half ounce (tablespoonful) of pure
glycerine, four tablespoonfuls of
powdered borax, one block of cam
phor gum and half a pint of bay
rum; shake well until the gum dis
solves, and after washing, wet the
hands in this solution and let it dry
A Good Soap Cream
Melt fifty grams of strained honey,
forty grams of pure white castile
soap and thirty grams of white wax
together in a water bath; add ten
grams each of tincture of benzoin
and storax. Use this instead of soap
to wash the face before retiring, to
remove dust from pores, then apply
a good face cream.
For cleaning oil painted surfaces,
take a piece Of soft flannel, and
squeeze out of warm water until it
feels dry; dip this lightly onto some
very finely pulverized French chalk
and rub the painted surface with the
flannel. This should remove all
dust, greasy matter and dirt; then
wash the surface with a clean sponge
dipped in soft water, and dry with a
piece of soft wash leather. Soap
should not be used on painted sur
To remove finger marks from
doors and casements, rub the
marks with a clean piece of flannel
dipped in coal oil. This will re
move the marks, and afterwards, the
wood should be wiped with a cloth
wrung out of hot water to take away
the smell. Do not use soap on
painted surfaces. Coal oil is excel-
lent for cleaning varnished wood
work where dust from the streets cr
roadway settles on the doors and
THINKS WE WORK TOO HARD
Lady Headfort during her Ameri
can tour, said in New York that she
approved of international marriages.
"They correct us," she explained.
"Our Englishmen work too little,
your American men work too hard,
and the international marriage tends
to bring about a happy mean.
"I have an English friend who at
tended the funeral of one of your
hardest workers, a muiu-mmonaire.
"My friend's wife said rather bit
terly to him at the funeral:
" 'How you have missed your op
portunities, my love. Place yourself
beside Mr. Ritch there. You are
both of the same age. You both be
gan life together. Yet you are a poor
man, while he died a multi-million-
"''Vfis.' said the English husband.
There Ritch lies, dead of nervous
prostration, without one single penny
in his pocket, and here I stand, hale
and hearty, with a wallet in ray coat
containing quite a hundred dollars.
New York Press.
lng the completion of the funoral ar
rangements the widower had gone to
the railroad station and asked the
price of round-trip tickots to Augus
ta two tickets, one for himself and
one for the remains. Tho agent ex
plained that while the widower might
need a round trip for himself, it
would be necessary to purchaso only
a one-way ticket for the late la
mented, the agent taking It for grant
ed that the interment was to be at
"I know what I'm doln'!" protest
ed the negro, somewhat heatedly.
I se got a def-nito Idea what I
wants! Mah wife has got moro'n
eighty-nine kinfolks down to Augus
ty, an' all o' 'em wants to seo her
befo she's buried. I'se got it all flg
gered out dat it'll bo more economi-
kUl fO niO tn tnlrn line in Anm.nt..
and back heah ag'In dan it'll be to
iuuu u pussei oi niggers dat would
COme frOIn AllCllnlv in An rnnni.nl
heah!" St. Louis Republic.
Cannot Rest h
Your nppctlto In none. Vlnit Jlttlo"
i ,,. "-ai umirPHHOH you. mrengih ja
falllntr uru hllioii Vnn i.nuA r. ,.!
aehe, backache, feel blue and molun- -i
vuuiy- mm cjuinoi rem or Hicp. Tho
fact Jh your nerven aro unntrung, find
you are on the verier of ncrvoun pron
tratlon. They mum he Htrengthenod,
roriuwcd. They will not euro lliem
buJvoh, but miiMt havo a norvo roMcdy.
ThlH you will find in
Dr. Miles' Nervine
It In prepared for Just Hitch allmonls,
and In a never-falling remedy, becnuno
It HoothcH, feedn and bulldn tho norvca
buck tn health
If allowed to continue, Mtomuch, kid-
ncV finrl livfir t riutilo.i lulll Usw,n i.
added to your already overflowing .3
mi-imuiu ui IIIIMIT),
"1 Huffcrod from nervous prontratlon.
Vhen 1 began taking Dr. Miles Ner
vine I couldn't hold anything in my
IKLIIMH. tinr tret frntu -iw. r.inm s n
other. Now I do nil my own work."' A
mivo. uh-ao. jjAmjiiuAi, cai'umgn. Mo.
Nervine uelilmn fiiliu t .in .ti ... "id
claim for It, and no we authorize, drug- j
Kinm iu rciimo money ir arm boillo
docn not benefit.
A negro who lived in Macon, G,a.,
was suddenly bereaved of his wife,
who .had relatives in Augusta. Dur-
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