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Buenos Aires IB rapidly becoming as
dlBtlnctly nn Itullnn city as Naples or
Colonel Bryan Keems to be one of
the men who liuve bad Independence
thruBt upon them.
Great Drltnln has doubled the num
ber of wlrelcBB messages sent in the
last three months.
Joubert wisely remarked that "Gen-
Jus begins great works , but labor
alone HnlBhes them. "
Better late than never. Out of each
thousand men In England who marry ,
thirty-eight arc 50 years of age.
William Jennings Bryan doesn't
have to go to New York any more to
discover "the enemy's country. "
Nobody need tremble In the United
States about Japan at present. Japan
Is having Its quakes right at home.
Senator Gore may not have been
bribed but all will agree that "Lo ,
the poor Indian" was most awfully
The Filipinos are becoming Ameri
canized at a rapid rate. They are
discarding the shovel and hoe and
looking for jobs as bosses.
Quebec has a citizen after Mr.
Jloosevelt's own heart. lie Is the fa
ther of thirty-one children , twenty-
three of whom are now living.
It is a stunning blow to the versa
tility of the ex-president to have
Colonel Roosevelt admit that he does
not know how to milk a cow.
In spite of ridicule opposition and
their own frequent tactical mistakes
the woman suffrage advocates of Eng
land are making some headway.
The women who are writing nice
letters to Dr. Crlppen might better
be smoking cigarettes if they were to
choose the lesser of the two evils.
A Pittsburr multimillionaire has
started in the chicken raising business
as an amateur He will never'have
to worry , as Carnegie has , about dying
Italy claims to own the largest
hammer in the world. It is to bo
hoped that neither La Toilette nor
Cummins will ever come into posses
sion of it.
The supreme court has given a de
cision to the effect that the manufac
turer or wholesaler , and not the re
tailer , is responsible for the sale of
While Gifford Pinchot Is an enthusi
ast over the tall timber and an ad
vocate of the growing forests , he
promises.to be quite active on the
stump this fall.
Teddy starts on a speaking tour
August 25. People won't read stiff
and starched articles as they used to.
The voter must be pursued to his lair
among the blueberry bushes.
If the Mississippi river continues to
subside because of drouth , the Upper
Mississippi Improvement association
will be able to see exactly where the
channel needs straightening.
Another international opium confer
ence is now assured at The Hague this
fall. To Bishop Brunt of the Philip
pines largely belongs the credit of se
curing this International co-operation.
The most prosaic theory ever ad
vanced to account for the beautiful
complexions of English women is that
of an English doctor who says It Is '
the result of eating generously of pork
The fact that people wore given two
eyes and two ears and only one mouth
IB Interpreted by a bright exchange to
mean that they should do twice as !
much hearing and seeing as they do 1.
Kansas wants thousands of farm
hands , and Spokane Is In need of hun
dreds of school teachers. So there
seems to be work for both men and j
women In different sections of the
The National Fine Arts commission
has decided that the wall which ex
tends from the capltol to the Wash
ington Monument shall have no statu
ary erected upon or near It , which IF
not possessed of enduring merits as art
ihis is a commendable decision , pro
viding the commission can agree on
what possesses real art.
Twenty-flvo thousand plumbers have
struck in Paris , but unless French
plumbers work raster than the Amer
ican species , little difference would be
noticed In the progress of the work
by that number quitting.
The BinalleBt and meanest graft ever
heard of halls from New York , which
city also furnishes pome of the larg-
est. But when a Gotham milk man
kicked his milk can full of dents seas
as to reduce their capacity , he must
nave wanted to cheat very badly. |
The national guard encampment of
the Knights of Pythias will be hold
In Milwaukee from Scpteinbir 1 to 10.
It Is anticipated that this will be the
lii'yfKt at Untied encampment and
most brilliant parade eve' ijlu'ii by
this mnt frateinal organlznlii. ! . .
A government bulletin claiming
great things for Porto HIco as a
health resort , refers to It as the land
of perpetual summer. That announce
ment was very ill timed. If kept In '
cold storage until January the effect
would have been much better.
Now that everybody who can , rides ,
there Is spreading a real fad for walk-
Ing. In New York state they have
added a regular walking course to the
school curriculum in many towns. The
teachers chaperon their classes each
day for so long a time while a five
mile hike is taken.
While congress adjourned some
time ago quite a number of national
legislators will be kept busy all sum
mer , carrying on the numerous in
vestigations which were set on foot
by the present congress. The number
of these inquiries is record breaking ,
however they may turn out as to re
President Taft will spend three
weeks in November In the canal zone.
He rightly considers the completion
of the Panama canal as one of the
great executive responsibilities of his
administration and commends him
self to the people by the personal in
terest he takes in the great national
It is cheering to learn that sour
milk is becoming fashionable among
the ultra society people as the proper
health remedy. This will help some
among the people who have always
preferred their's sweet , but who are
unable to secure any but what is sour
these hot dry summer days.
Teachers are being urged to bring
Into effect better methods of teaching
Latin and mathematics , which shall
make these branches more interesting
to their pupils. The claim is made
that the boys prefer baseball and the
old swimming hole to arithmetic or
grammar. They always did and prob
ably always will.
Even Theodore Roosevelt sometimes
embarrasses his friends. Hamilton
W. Mable , the author and essayist ,
is traveling in Europe. Arrangements
had been made for an audience with
the pope during his visit to Rome , but
when it was learned that he was con
nected with the Outlook he was given
to understand that his call would be
An attempt has been made by Ber
muda to exclude from the market all
so-called Bermuda onions which are
grown outside of Bermuda. But the
consumers feel that a Bermuda onion
by any other name would smell as
sweet and care little whether it is
raised in Texas or Bermuda if they
only get all they want to smother
their beefsteak in.
The exports of wheat , corn , lour
and meats from the United States
in 1S92 amounted to $161.000,000 while
for the year ending July 1 , 1910. It was
only $47,000,000. With our millions
of acres of undeveloped or partially
developed fertile lands this should not
be. The land offers for thousands
independence and health and "back to
the farm" is a common sense cry
which many would do well to hear.
Statistics show that the increase in
our trade gains with the western hemi
sphere have been far greater than
those realized from our eastern trade.
The conclusion to be drawn is that
while it behooves us to look to all
, the world for our markets , the most
, inviting field Is that included In the
western hemisphere. We are getting
only a fraction of the trade so easily
within our reach in Latin-America.
The mothers or fathers who are
| wondering where their boy or girl is
at night have woefully failed some-
. where or somehow In giving to their
children the companionsMp and personal -
' sonal Interest which theif growing
minds and hearts natural.'y and right
fully demand. Every boy and girl
who habitually seeks the street at
night , in quest of life , is 'a ' living in
dictment of the homo from which they
John W. Kern doesn't like It because
Roosevelt is going to make speeches
in Indiana for Beveridge. Ha says it
Isn't nice for ex-presidents to do such
things. There is no question but what
It will not prove "nice" for John W.
Kern , the democratic candidate for
the senate. This is the 'steenth tlmo
Mr. Kern has run for some kind of an
office , including the vice presidency
and never yet scored a victory. Mr.
Kern evidently has more persistency
than he has political sense. He 1
go i down into history as the champion
standard i bet-arr ol untorrilled democracy -
racy i who never won a battle.
Ollle James of Kentucky , the brlli
Hunt ; orator-congreBsman , Is carrying
the entire country for the democrats
this fall. It Is always observable that
the democrats in every campaign are
a great deal nearer carrying the connI
try In August than 'hey are In No
vember. Brother James and his party
associates never seem to take Into account -
count that "sober second thought" of
the people which saves them from
acting as foolishly as they sometimes
Ellis Parker Butler , the author of
"Pigs Is Pigs , " and other books which
have added to the world's laughing
stock and his own fame and bank
account , was lately asked by his pub
lishers as to what his literary plans
were. His answer is characteristic.
He replied : "My method of producing
literature Is more on the 'spur of the
moment" order and resembles a cat
having a lit. A cat hardly ever plans
out a fit very carefully. When It gets
ready to have a lit it goes ahead and
has it ; sometimes it is a good lit and
sometimes It turns out to be a mere
fizzle , and sometimes the cat thinks it
Is having one of the best fits it ever
had , and then the fit critics say it Is
a might poor Jit. I may have a lot
of fits this summer , and I may not
have any. That's the way it goes. "
The leading newspapers and also
thoughtful men of the south are urg
ing upon the people the necessity of
a change In crops and methods of
culthntlon. Since the civil war left
the southern states devastated and
almost without live stock , the chief
crop has been cotton , because cotton
meant cash. But now the prosperity
of the south would be greatly advanced - '
vanced by a return to raising part
corn and feeding it to live stock. The
south has not only the pastures , but
the climate and soil to enable it to
far outstrip other sections in stock
raising if it will only pay attention
to this line of industry.
IS NORFOLK THE GOAT ?
A good many months ago the Un
ion Pacific promised that Norfolk'
should have a new and creditable rall-j
way station , and stated that work
would be begun about June 1. General
Manager Mohler , himself , came to
Norfolk in a special train and made
June lias come and gone and July
is history. August is on its way , but
still the disreputable old shark of a
station is doing its best to serve the
traveling public , and there's no signs
of any excavating for the foundation
of a new depot.
In certain quarters in Norfolk the
promise that a new depot would be
built has been laughed at.
Did the Union Pacific railroad mean
what it said , and is it going to keep
its promise to Norfolk , or is Norfolk
once again the goat ?
It's about time for the dirt to fly.
UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT.
If Governor Hughes is made chief
justice of the United States supreme
court , as seems probable , he will es
cape being hazed by his associates on
the bench and also will be the lead
ing actor in a little performance that
takes place each day , strongly smack-1
Ing .of the theatrical. In the highest
judicial tribunal in the land , as in the
colleges , at West Point , boarding
schools and other institutions , hazing
of newcomers is a popular pastime.
The judges initiate baby members by
requiring them to do drudgery of
writing the bulk of opinions. To them
is assigned the job of prepaiing de
cisions in nearly all of the less im
portant cases. The chief justice as
signs this duty , and , of course. Gover
nor Hughes , If he takes the late Chief
Justice Fuller's seat , probably would
not care to reverse traditions by re
quiring the chief Justice to do too
much work. Justice Lurton is the
i baby In the court and he htis been
fondly hoping that his period of haz
ing would end with the seating of Gov
From time Immemorial the supreme
court has opened each day with a
parade. Promptly at the hour of 12 !
the small mahogany doors on either
side of the outer corridor fly open. Be
hind the west door stand nine black :
robed figures. They are the justices
preparing to enter the court room.
At their head stands the chief justice.
He heads the slow moving , solemn
procession which winds across the
corridor , stopping all movement be
tween the senate and the house. An '
instant later , the line appears at tl e J
entrance to the courtroom. Every
body in the ropm stands nt respectful
attention. The black gowns move
slowly and stately back behind the
row of seats. Finally the chief justice
stops at the central opening. He
stands motionless while the first four
Judges continue to their places. When
all have reached their chairs , the
chief justice gives the signal , bowing
to his associates and then to the
.courtroom , and all take their seats.
rThe | proceeding Is never varied In any
way and it lends an additional touch
I fit awe and solemnity to the sombre
ROOSEVELT'S DEFEAT AT HOME.
Honors are even between Colonel
Urjan I and Colonel Roosevelt , when
It I comes to being turned down by
their I own parties in their own states.
Perhaps 1 the political sensation of the
summer i was the defeat of Colonel
Roosevelt 1 Tuesday afternoon In New
York , In the state republican central
committee i , by a vote of 20 to Ifi , for
temporary I chairman of the forthcom
ing I republican convention.
Colonel iloosevt'lt had been previous
ly 1 consulted regarding the position
and i had stated that ne would accept.
It was taken for granted over the'
country i that he would be given the
chalinmnshlp. < But "the old guard"
of i the party in New York , deeming
that Colonel Roosevelt had been at
tempting to dictate the politics of the
state , brought about his defeat. The
colonel's friends were chagrined.
One of the colonel's closest friends
said that there was no question of en
dorsing or not endorsing the admin
istration involved. "If an effort Is
made to show that the choice of Vice
President Shearman Is an endorse
ment , whereas the choice of Colonel
Roosevelt would not heve been , It
must of necessity fall , as Mr. Reese
velt's views regarding the conduct of
public affairs by his successor are
well known , " Mr. Grlscom declared.
This would seem to Indicate that
Griscom believed that Roosevelt was
an ardent out-and-out administration
man and that , while he hadn't done so
publicly , privately Ke had been en
dorsing President Taft.
As a matter of fact it may have
been this very lack of public utter
ance upon the subject that led the
"old guard" in Now York , when they
got in control of the state central
committee , to defeat him and to place
in the temporary chairmanship a man
whom they knew stood for -the Taft
administration. If the colonel is a
sure-enough administration endorser ,
as Mr. Grisom has intimated , it is
likely that a public word from him
on that point might have saved this
embarrassment in his own state.
THE FIRE-EATING INSURGENT.
A chautauqua incident of the past
week in Norfolk brought out a condi
tion of the public state of mind which
is not a complimentary commentary
I upon this country at the present
time. It was announced from the
! platform from day to day , after it
became known that Senator Cummins
| I was not to be here , that Senator
Clapp would come to town and that he
was one of the most radical of all the
( I fire-eating insurgents. This brazer
announcement was made , apparently ,
with the idea that the more radical
this insurgent could be painted , the
bigger would be the gate receipts.
) ' It is indeed a peculiar state of af-
I fairs when the very fact that a man
is advertised as an insurgent against
his own party and his own govern-
i ment , proves a drawing card on the
lecture platform. It is strange that
the mere fact that a man is out
preaching discontent , shouting denun
ciation against things as they are , in
stilling lack of confidence among , the
j people in the nead of their government -
; ment , and ranting around in general
against all conditions that come to
mind , should make that man attract
ive to the populace. And the fact
that a chautauqua organization should
make capital of such a creature of dig-
content , is not a worthy reflection
1 either upon the public or upon the
political conditions of the times.
It might prove profitable to pre
sent the most notorious outlaw of
Mexico , or the brother of Jesse James
or the Jeffries-Johnson prize fight
films , as chautauqua attractions , but
their drawing powers would be poor
. examples of the public taste and
their uplifting influence might well
i As former Governor Buchtel of
Colorado , in his letter to The News ,
, remarked , the preaching of dlscon-
. tent in a country like ours is almost
j a crime. The preaching of discon
tent insurgency against Gaynor
through Hearst's papers resulted a
week ago in the shooting of the mayor
of the biggest city in the country.
The same sort of preaching against
the head of the government n few
years before , resulted In the dastard-
assassination of McKlnley.
The preaching of discontent Insur-
I gency against the administration , re-
. hellion against the government In
| the early ' 60s led to the most disas
trous internal strife that this or any
other country has ever known In
those days it was not called by the
gentle name of "insurgency , " but was
baldly labelled "rebellion. "
And the same sort of preaching
now , against President Taft and his
administration , by demagogues who
have no thought of the country's good
In mind but who are merely self-
seekers of the most vicious type , can
only result in n turmoil in the public
mind which must have serious effect
upon the wellbelng of the nation both
In a business way and a social way.
It is time that the professional dem
agogues who go about tearing down
and throwing mud nt the government ,
ne relegated to the rear. It Is time
that the self-seeking knocker ho al
lowed by the public to talk to empty
It has been too frequently shown
by the brainless fool who shouts
"Fire" In a crowd , how quickly the
public can be thrown Into a panic by
alarming suggestions And the same
lesult muni tome to the nation If the
lire-eating Insurgent and the vicious
. \ellow magazines such as Collier' ?
and Harper's papers' , continue yelling
about everything In exlstance and try
ing to excite the public mind Into a
state of panic.
I AROUND TOWN.
I Mayo. * Gaynor's coming back.
i ' It never rains but It pours.
Wendling has Mended his way back
1 Why shouldn't Gaynor gain ? What's
In a name , anyway ?
This has sharpened up the blades
of grass in the pasture.
The primary Is over and we're in
the throes of a campaign.
The noise of diipping rain drops
made the corn prick up its ears.
Your cistern ought to be fairly well
taken care of for the time being.
Cummins isn't cummin' . ( This was
two days late in comln' but it ar
A Norfolk woman called up a de
pot the other day and asked what was
the time of the 12:50 : train.
The farmer who comes to town on
top of a load of hay these days , may
be said to be rolling in wealth.
It's he-en mentioned before , but how
do you like to have the telephone
ring and a voice at the other end
say : "Hello , who Is this ? "
I ' It's against the rules for the play
ers to gamble on the green at the Nor
folk golf grounds , but they let the
sheep gambol there all they darn
please. But they look sheepish when
they do it.
Wasn't that just like a woman , for
Clara Leneve to go and spend her
last dollar for a $20 wig ? And yet
what man will dare say she didn't
exhibit rattling good sense in doing
it , under the circumstances ?
ATCHISON GLOBE SIGHTS
Whisky would naturally have a 'bad
reputation if for no other reason than
A soldier's Idea of a good time Is to
see a commissioneed ofilcr convicted
j , | by a court martial.
"No happiness save in mental and
physical activity , " says the New York
Journal. What a sin it Is for a man
to be idle ! Women are at liberty to
frivol , but it's against the law" for
Title of a late serio-comic song1
"He'll Bring It Back When He dis
covers What's in It. "
It has been discovered by a society
i with a name so big that we can't pro
nounce it , that there are no woman
It may be stated , incidentally , that
it is a good deal easier to drive a man
to drink than it is to drive him away
Our idea of a lonesome person is a
preacher whose vineyard happens to
he situated in Reno , Nevada , at the
An Atchfson woman was rolling and
tossing in bed last night. ' 'What's the
matter ? " her husband asked. The
wife , who is somewhat dyspeptic , re
plied : "Calves' liver and bacon. "
Addressed to girls : If the man you
are engaged to should quit , would you
sue him for breach of promise ? Or
would you take poison , or get another
When travel becomes so light that
only the hotel proprietor , members of
the family , and employes , appear in
the dining room , then times are really
We often see this sign In front of
stores : "Tickets on sale here. " ( Re
ferring to some amateur entertain
ment that Is about to be given. ) We
often wonder If a man ever walked
into one of these places , and called for
We like to visit in St. Joe , the people
ple up there are so modest , but Kan
sas City people are so Superior that
we feel uncomfortable In their pres
ence. A Kansas City man is like a
congressman : Ho Is really anxious
to be a "good fellow , " and "mix" with
the people , but he can't disguise the
fact that he feels Superior.
Perry Hayes prides himself on re
membering more names than any
other man In town. Today we asked
him the name of a certain man.
"I have dropped his name from my
memory , " Mr. Hays said ; "he always
drives such a poor horse that I don't
like him. Bryan Smith will probably
remember his name. " ( Note Bryan
Smith is Perry's rival In remember
ing names. )
Some day we Intend to write a book ,
entitled "A Certain Poor Man. " The
hero of It will bo nn Atchlson man we
know. He Isn't worth hell room ; ho
was born worthless , is worthless now ,
and will bo worthless as long as ho
lives. The history of this man would ,
wo bollove , prove interesting. Within
a month ho has had five different
jobs. He was able to hold one Job
four days , but in the others he didn't
last that long.
XII. Hints on Home
By EDITH G. CIIARLTON ,
I la Chirfit of Domeitk Economy , low *
Copyright , 1910. by Amcriun FraM
many women the laundry is the
TO least Interesting part of the
home , and often the weekly
washing and ironing are tliu
work most dreaded by the entire family.
In fact , In nmny homes they prove to
be the one Insurmountable tusk , and
because no other solution Is found for
the problem the washing IB sent to the
laundry or is done In any way and by
any one so long as it la taken out of
the house. Why the washing and iron
ing should prove such unpleasant work
as to cause both mistress and maid to
rebel against It HUN always been a mys
tery to me. I can explain It only by the
natural supposition that neither knows
how to do It well and that the possi
bilities for doing the work quickly ,
easily and thoroughly are few in most
houses. We generally find that n prop
erly equipped laundry Is among the
last things to be added to the house
and that in the majority of cases a
tub or two. perhaps n washing ma
chine of possible merit and occasionally -
ally a wringer comprise the average
washing outfit In private homos of
moderate means. And , small an that
equipment is. it can be made to give
very satisfactory results if a little
knowledge and Intelligence are brought
do the task. The trouble is most wo
men do not like to wash because they
have not been taught to do it prop
erly and because they make extremely
bard work of it. They appreciate to
Koine degree fine fabrics and dainty
clothing , but they do not , as a rule ,
appreciate these to the extent that
makes them desirous of preserving'
materials and colors. I
While It Is difficult at any time and ,
In almost any locality to obtain well j
trained helper'tor housework , it is
often an easier i.isk to get a good cooker
or housemaid than it Is to find a first
WASHING IKT UNATTUACTIVE.
class laundress. Because of this it is
all the mqre necessary that the mis
tress of the bouse should be familiar
with fabrics and how to cleanse them.
The Modern Laundry Equipment.
Whenever possible the laundry
should be a separate apartment in
even small bouses. It may be located
in the basement or adjoining the
kitchen ; but. wherever it is , the room
should be well lighted and well ven
tilated and should have a good floor
and hard finished walls. There should
be no soft or porous material used in
the laundry to absorb moisture. For a
small home laundry the following list
of furnishings will be found sufficient :
Three or four tubs , stationary if pos
sible , made of soapstone. enamel or
porcelain ; a good washing machine ,
clothes wringer , clothes stick , clothes
boiler , tin or copper ; zinc or glass
washboard , clothespins ( kept in boxer
or basket ) , water pail , clothes basket ,
scrubbing brush , large granite spoon ,
galvanized iron clothesline , skirt ,
sleeve and bosom boards for ironing ,
ironing blanket , mangle and several
good Irons of different weights. An
electric or even a good gasoline Iron ia
such a valuable labor saving device
that its first cost should seldom be
considered , because It very soon more
thaja repays It. IteGldea : &H amount
of furnishing a number of common
suDstiirices for removing stains of va
rious kinds should always be on hand.
Among those most frequently needed
may be mentioned borax , ammonia ,
salt , vinegar , alum , naphtha , muriatic
and oxalic acid. These should be kept
in a closed box and out of the reach
of children , as some of them are poi
sonous. Wax , blueing , starch , French
chalk and Javelle water are also often
needed In the laundry , and If a supply
of them Is kept on hand time and ef
fort nuiy be saved on washing day. A.
valuable addition to this equipment
would be nn electric or water motor
with which to run the washing ma
chine , wringer and mangle. With such
an addition it Is possible for one wo
man to finish a large washing with
comparatively little outlay of strength.
Removing Ordinary Stain * .
Washing Is the mechanical cleansing
of clothes to remove all Impurities and
dirt. To do this four simple , short
rules should be kept In mind viz :
Get out all the dirt.
Keep all articles a good color.
Use notuing to Injure the material
either mechanically or chemically ,
Hitrv fume dullnltt1 knowledge of dif
ferent fabrics In order to treat each
in the way leant llUrly to Injure or
change Its character.
Unsatisfactory lestiltB In laundry
work can often be traced to careless
ness In preparing the various iirtlclen
to be washed. Too often articles
coarse and line , white ami colored , are
put Into the suds together without
the slightest attention to such pro-
llmlnury steps In tbe process , IIH nort-
ing , removing mains , temperature and
Roapltu'HH of the water. After sucli
indiscriminate preparation what won
der if line muslins are BOOH torn or
made yellow , If ntuliiH are made per
manent and the entire washing takes
on a dingy hue !
Before any article In rrnt to the wash
it Hhould be examined and all stains
carefully removed. This requires care
and Boinc knowledge of chemicals ami
their action on fabrics and stains. All
KtaltiB cannot be removed by the same
Biibstanco or In the HIIIIIU way , and yet
it Is remarkable how mnny different
kinds of fltalim may be removed by
cold water alone. For this reason I
recommend that all articles be soaked
in cold water for fifteen mlnutca or
longer before being put Into the wash
ing suds. The white pieces should , of
course , be kept by thcniHclvcs , and 1C
there Is any question about the fast
ness of any color a little Bait and vine
gar added to the cold water will help
to net It. Alum added to the rinsing-
water will make the color Btlll more
permanent. The following are general
directions for removing stains of va
rious kinds :
Tea and Coffee. Spread the stained
part over a bowl and pour boiling wa
ter over It from n height.
Chocolate and Cocoa. Wash first in
cold water , then rinse and pour belling -
ing water through it.
Fruit. Many fruit stains may bo
softened and dissolved by alcohol. X
heated the alcohol will be more effec
tive. For peach stain it may bo neces
sary to use diluted muriatic acid or
Bulphur fumes. Boiling water will re
move fresh stains of small fruits.
Grass. Alcohol will dissolve the
green coloring matter. Washing with
naphtha soap and warm water or
uprcadlng on a paste made of soap
and baking soda will also remove
Grease or Oil. Soak Orst in cold
water , then wash with cold water and
soap , then dry and If necessary use
other agents. Chloroform or ether
will remove grease from fabrics which
cannot be washed.
Wine. Put a thick layer of salt over
the stain from red wine while fresh ,
then pour boiling water over it. If a
yellow wine wash first with cold wa
ter , then with soap and water.
Ink. If stain Is on a white garment
put to soak for several days in milk ,
changing frequently. Red Ink poured
over tbe black will remove the black
stain. The red may be washed out In
cold water and ammonia , then boiled.
Equal parts of peroxide of hydrogen
and ammonia may remove Iresh
stains. Oxalic acid will remove old
ink stains from white garments. Salt
and cold water may be used in fresh
stains on delicate colors.
Iron Rust. If fresh , lemon juice , salt
and strong sunlignt may remove stain ,
but generally It is better to use muri
atic acid at once. Spread the stain
over a bowl containing a fairly strong
solution of borax and water or soda
and water. Drop muriatic acid on the
stain a little at a time until it darkens ,
then rinse thoroughly in the borax and
Mildew. This is u mold growing on
the liber of the cloth. It fresh it may
be removed by wetting In strong soap
suds or covering with u mixture of
chalk and salt and bleaching lu strong
sunlight lor several hours. Old mildew
stains can rarely be removed without
Injuring the fabric.
Milk or Cream. Wash out with cold
water and later use soup and cold wa
Point or Tar. If fresh and washable
use soap and water or rinse In tur
pentine , then wash. If not washable
use gasoline. If dry soften with lurd
or oil , then treat as for fresh paint.
Perspiration. Dse cold water and
soap and put the garment in the sun ,
for several hours. The perspiration
under the ifrms Is different from that
of the rest of the body and requires
diluted muriatic acid to neutralize it.
Sugar of Gum. Dissolve with warm
water if washable , with alcohol if not
Blood. Soak In cold water , then rub
out in fresh tepid water. If very dry
soak and wash out or use peroxide of
hydrogen or Javelle water.
A word of caution is necessary when
using acids to remove stains. These
should not be used on colored fabrics ,
and after using on any white article
always rinse thoroughly In borax and
water or ammonia and water and aft
erward in clear water. Javelle water
is an excellent bleaching agent which
will often remove old stains. It ia
easily made and may be kept indefi
nitely In glass bottles In n cool , dark
Juvelle Water. Dissolve one pound
of salsoda In two quarts of boiling wa
ter , then add one-fourth of a pound of
chloride of lime. Stir with wooden
stick until lumps are broken , then let
stand several hours to settle. Pour
off clear liquid and bottle for use. For
bleaching purposes use one-half to one
cupful to one pall of water. Always
rinse thoroughly In ammonia water.
To remove stains brush over with
Javelle water full strength , then rinse
quickly In ammonia water.
Some practical suggestions for wash
ing sllkB. woolens and laces , starching ,
etc. . will be given lu a later article.
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Mrs. Rogps Mr. Meoknmn In a \
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sinters , a grownup daughter and a
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