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ter as It boils away; then rinse thor
oughly, fill with fresh ink, screw to
gether, and it ought to work as good
as when new. Stylographic . ink
should bo used; common ink will
not do. Stylographic ink can bo had
at the book stores.
E. S. M. In cities, or large towns
where much soft coal is used, the
water caught from the roof is very
often not fit for toilet purposes, even
though not very badly discolored by
the soot. It has a tendency to
roughen and cause the hands to
chap. A pinch of borax in the hyd
rant water is much better.
Allle R. Roses known to florists
as "pillar roses" are not strictly
"climbers." They are to be trained
to a post or pillar, or to wheel or
fan-shaped trellisses. Climbing roses
may be used, but they require care
ful trimming to keep them neat.
Mrs. M. L. The dyes mentioned
are claimed to be fadeless, and usu
ally are, if used according to direc
tions. "Write to the manufacturers
to know how to get the stain out;
they may be able to help you. (2)
Re-silvering mirrors is not always
satisfactory when done at home. Will
give directions soon.
Mrs. A. Nothing is known that
will make straight hair grow curly.
Sometimes when hair comes out be
cause of illness, the new hair is
curly. There are harmless curling
fluids that maybe used for the occa
sion; but none of them give per
T. H. This is recommended for
sleeplessness: Butter one or two
crackers and sprinkle cayenne pep
per on them; eat just before "retir
ing. As insomnia is a very difficult
thing to cure, you will have opportu
nity for using about everything
WHAT'S THE USB
Sticking to a Habit -when it Means
Old King Coffee knocks subjects
out tolerably flat at times, and there
is no possible doubt of what did it.
A Michigan woman gives her expe
rience: "I used to have liver trouble near
ly all of the time and took medicine
which relieved me only for a little
while. Then every once in a while
I would be suddenly doubled up with
an awful agony in my stomach. It
jseemed as though every time I took a
breath I would die. No one could
suffer any more and live.
"Finally I got down so sick with
catarrh of the stomach that I could
not turn over in bed, and my stom
ach did not digest even milk. The
doctor finally told me that if I did
not give up drinking coffee I would
surely die, but I felt I could not give
"However, Husband brought home
a package of Postum and it was
made strictly according to directions.
It was the only thing that would s,tay
on my stomach, and I soon got so
I liked it very much.
"Gradually I began to get better,
and week by week gained in strength
and health. Now I am in perfect
condition, and I am convinced that
the whole cause of my trouble was
coffee drinking, and my getting bet
ter was due to leaving off coffee and
"A short time ago I tasted some
coffee and found, to my astonish
ment that I did not care anything
about it. I never have to take medi
cine any more. I hope you will use
this letter for the benefit of those
Buffering from the poisonous effects
of coffee "
Read the little book, "The Road to
Wellville," in pkgs. ".There's a Rea
Ever read the above letter? A new
one appears from time to time. They
are genuine, true, and full of human
recommended before finding the
Mrs. F. E. To clean the coffee
pot, inside and out, drop a table
spoonful of salsoda into the pot and
pour half a pint of boiling water on
it. Swab the inside out well with
the lfquid, and rub the outside with
the same. The stain will all come
off. Rinse with clean hot water, and
it is ready for use.
Lemon Ice Two quarts of water,
two pints of sugar; boil for ten min
utes, and then let cool; add juice of
seven lemons. 'When frozen to a
mush, add whites of three eggs beat
en very stiff, pulp of four oranges,
one can of grated pineapple. (This
last may be omitted if desired.)
Delicious Cookies One pound of
butter; if butter is too scarce, use
part lard, but whip it until light;
ono pound of light brown sugar; add
about three tablespoonfuls more of
sugar, eight eggs, two teaspoonfulg
baking powder, one nutmeg, flour to
make a dough. This quantity will
make at least one hundred cookies;
they are certainly fine.
Angel Parfait Place on stove in
a small sauce pan one-half cupful
each of water and sugar; stir until
sugar is dissolved, then boil with
out stirring until it spins a thread;
beat until stiff and dry the whites
of three eggs; add to them slowly
the hot syrup, beating constantly
while pouring it on; use any pre
ferred flavoring. When cold, stir in
gently one pint of cream whipped
stiff and drained; if there seems to
be any plain cream that would not
whip, leave it out. Put in a mold;
pack at once in ice and Bait; let
stand about four hours. This is a
sample and dainty dessert.
Cheese Straws One cup of grated
cheese, half teaspoonful (scant) of
salt, butter size of an egg; one cup
of flour, enough cold water to make
a dough; mix and rpll out until half
an inch thick; cut in strips six Inches
long, half an inch wide, and bake to
a nice brown.
Contributed by Mrs. S. M. B., of
For the Toilet
Several querists have asked for in
formation about the henna tea for
dyeing the hair auburn, light or dark.
It is not always, or often, advisable
to dye the hair; but that must be
left to the individual. Henna leaves
can be had of nearly all druggists,
at ten cents an ounce; an ounce of
leaves is a good little bunch. It is
not to be taken internally, as it is
considered poisonous for internal
use, I believe, but for dyeing the
hair, is harmless to hair and skin.
It colors the hair dark, or a light
auburn, according to strength of the
decoction. Steep an ounce of the
leaves in a pint' of boiling water;
when of the desired strength let
cool and strain. To know when
it is of the right strength try It
on a small strand of the hair in some
unnoticeable place, or on a bit of
clean hair combings. If very strong,
it may be too dark. Have the hair
perfectly clean, freshly shampooed,
and allow it to get perfectly dry. Wet
the hair all over with the tea, and let
dry; then rinse well in cleaT water.
Some contend, that it must te ap
plied with a tooth brush, or a comb.
This formula and directions are
from a specialist.'
"Sulphume," used as an ingredient
in the hair tonic which Mrs. T. asks
about, is a proprietary article, just
as listerine, vaseline, or like articles
are, and is not sold by measure; but
a druggist keeping it will fill a
formula. It is claimed to be a good
ingredient for a hair tonic.
Mrs. B. H. asks about the walnut
dye. It is the hulls, peeled from the
nut itself, not tho bark of the tree,
which is used. As the walnut grows
nearly everywhere, it should not bo
hard to get But all dyes aro a
trouble and a vexation.
Thcro is no known method by
which the hair on tho head may bo
made white; a switch can not bo
bleached perfectly white, and any
thing that will bleach tho hair on
tho head will damago it.
Mrs. S. asks for "exact measure
ments for ingredients sufficien for
one pie, without waste or left-over."
This is a difllcult thing to give, as
some flour requires more moisture
than others, her pie-tin may bo larger
or smaller, or else she may roll the
paste thicker or thinner. She could
learn the amount best by experiment
at her own table. Hero is a very
good rule for a two-crust pie of or
dinary size: One-third pound of
flour, one-sixth pound of butter or
lard, half a teaspoonful of salt
(scant), and just Jco water enough
to moisten so it will roll. Divido
into two parts, handling as littloas
possiblo while making. Roll ono
part and put bits of butter or lard
over tho top, sprinkle lightly with
flour, fold and roll again. Do this
threo or four timcB, until you havo
used half as much butter or lard as
was rubbed into the flour at first.
This is for tho top crust; tho other
part is for the lower crust, and will
need no further rolling or lard.
A sailor had just shown a lady
over tho ship. In thanking him sho
said: "1 am sorry to see by the rules
that tips aro forbidden on your ship."
"Lor bless you, ma'am," replied
tlie sailor, "so were apples In tho
Garden of Eden." Brooklyn Citizen.
At the present rate, the excava
tions of Pompeii will not be com
pleted until 1970. Ex.
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