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Farm, Home, Garden and Dairy
Timely Hint» Upon Matter» of Interest to the House
wife, Farmer, Gardner and Dairyman.
SMALL FORTUNES IN TREES.
snouia be painted with a durable col
or. bo that they can be scrubbed thor
Hints to F irm iri Who Aro Prono to oughly with sonp and water.
Cut Up Fin* Logs For Fusi.
It Is dangerous to trust the eye In
Today there are comparatively few matters
color; therefore the sam
pioneer farms which must be cleared ples o f upholstery materials should al
out o f the forest, but there are many ways be token along when choosing
which still possess enough timber for the paper.
fuel cutting and for commercial uses
an a limited scale. In the light o f re
cent warnings as to the menace o f a
scarcity o f timber In the future, farm How to Preserve Original Beautiful
ers need not be udmoulshed to avoid
Luster on the Cars.
useless waste o f trees. The average
How to retain the original beautiful
farmer does most o f bis tree cutting luster o f his automobile is a question
In the winter when he has time to do that interests every motorist, for the
owner o f a car is usually very finicky
about Its appearance.
Some uutomoblllsts complain that
the use o f soap has resulted in the
streaking and marring o f the painted
surface of tbelr cars.
Iluhn of Philadelphia, who has made
a study of the subject o f keeping
motorcars In a perennial condition of
newness, says that the paint on an au
tomobile cun be preserved Indefinitely
if the soap is dissolved and applied in
semlllqutd form Instead o f In Its raw
In large garage and automobile con
cerns. where the washing of cars Is an
Important part of each day's work,
much unnecessary expense Is Incurred
through a mistaken Idea of the means
required to get the lather to a proper
consistency. Employees of these es
tablishments as well ns owners who
wash their own ears act on the as
sumption that it Is necessary to use a
large piece o f soap on a sponge to get
the desired lather,
Mr. Iluhn suggests that a better and
decidedly more economical method is
to dissolve twenty pounds of soap in
twenty-five gallons o f water and to use
this solution with water as occasion
demands. He figures that a saving of
25 per cent will result In the soap bills
of these gnruges uud automobile com
WASHING OF AUTOMOBILES.
TH K E C t'T T n fO OH T H E FA1IM.
How to Patch Wall Paper.
It Is not easy to put a new patch on
wall paper so thut it hardly shows,
i but if you have an untidy place that
j needs repapering try the following
I way: Cut a piece o f paper rather lar-
| ger than you require and If the paper
on the wall Is faded lay the patch In
| a sunny place for a day or two. Then
brush It over with paste, lay It over
the torn place aud tear a strip off the
patch at each edge, pulling It away
from the outside so as to leave a thin
edge o f the colored part on top. When
smoothly pasted down the Joint will
scarcely show. I f the paper Is torn
before the paste is applied the thin
edge gets too sodden aud the paste is
apt to ooze out aud leave a dirty mark
all round the patch.
ho work. But perhaps the average
armer has not considered the com-
lercial value of his trees.
The writer spent some time at a
mall hotel in a village In southeastern
[lssourl a few years ago and was de-
ghted with the big open fireplace In
he hotel office. Roaring fires were
ullt therein, and it was good to sit
l front or at the side aud watch the
nines suck upward. Ouly wood was
urned—no coal—and that made the
eai delight o f the open fire.
One day the writer saw the hotel
inn bring In several huge log cuts
bd dump them by the fireplace. The
mdlord put on a log now and then
Jid achieved a fine fire. The burning
>gs, threw off a faint, peculiar scent
Milch seemed familiar—a memory of
at the log cuts were o f spleudld. Hew Thirteen Kinds Can Be Easily
W fe c t walnut—one o f the scarcest :
Goods nowadays. Any big walnut
F ru it—Pour boiling water through
fee la worth many dollars more for | or use alcohol.
.iblnet work thnu for fuel, ns it
Chocolate or Cocoa.—Wush In cold
“ ould seem almost anybody should water,
tnow by this time. Thnt man burued through.
yP ubout »200 worth o f walnut.
Tea.—Wash In cold water, then in
, It is well always to benr In mind boiling water.
A n t the tine big tree you nre cutting
Coffee.—Four boiling water through.
0?wn and cutting up fo r fuel or fence
Irou Bust.-Cover with lemou Juice
Ijills possibly might bring you as nnd sa lt then put lu the suu. or make
iuch as a load o f wheat or corn If u paste o f cream of tartar and water
would haul It to the nearest mar- nnd cover the spot, putting in the sun.
or wet the spot with lemou Juice and
hold over m hot iron (good for white
wnsh goods i.
Crass Status.—Wet In cold water.
th>w to Paoor tho Walls In on Attrao- | cover with cream o f tartar and put in
the sun, or use alcohol If goods cuttuot
¡ B o many mistakes are made In the be washed.
f°\perlng of walls that perhaps a few
Mildew.—I f fresh wet lit strong suds
Earns will not lie out ot place, as cover with |>a«te o f salt and soap and
..„'ring will soon be here, when re- put lu the suu.
' j„;lrs are being made everywhere
Blood. — Soak In cold water or water
S'ever paper the walls of a small and salt. When nearly goue use soap
3t.om with large figures. No matter and water or use starch paste.
Wine iredi.—Cover with wet salt and
pretty they are, the whole effect
'likely to be crowded and very borae- wash lu hot water.
I f the room faces north. use a
Machlue Oil or Axle Crease.—Cover
" u \n»irm tout, never a blue or a gray or with lard nnd wash with soap and cold
Klnlab with hot water and
,;a i * '
... irk room, aud bright rose makes even soap.
™**plalu. dreary room look rich and In-
Red Ink.-Am m onia and water, milk
or cream or cold water aud soap.
n el ¡«Vlng
ne: gljJTbs fashion In dining rooms at pres
J i t dispenses entirely with picture«,
wsila ars either covered with ta|>-
paper or done In paneled effects lews Bulletin Offsrs Valuable Suggss-
•Inecotlng la very much the fashion
tlom to Farmers.
those that can afford It
In the corn belt, where corn la the
he chair covers and portieres are
principal hog food aud bogs one of
figured material they require a
the principal farm products, the- best
paper, and vice versa. A plain
method o f preparing corn for feeding
per la much better than a figured
to hogs is a question worthy o f the
for ahowlng off paintings and en-
attention o f every farmer. The moat
nn ® »ta»ln *a.
common method o f feeding corn is in
COm\lJ(lf the room is very high It la a good
the ear Just as It cornea from the
* n *°
with the frieze and to crib. Other methods that ate often
to g the catting tint down on tlie side
used are shelling and soaking, grind
»Ua at It ««» eighteen tnche*. when
ing and feeding dry. grinding and «oak
M molding can be placed at the top
lug and grinding together with the
' the wall paper proper
cob. It Is estimated that It took a
'ha «arrant» rooms and
at the kitchen
hundred million bum he La o f corn to
REMOVAL OF STAINS.
PREPARING CORN FOR HOGS.
reed toe nogs o i lowa last year, ac
cording to a bulletin from the Iowa
experiment station. To have shelled
and ground this corn woulJ have cost
»3,000.000. In order to find out wheth
er or not such an expenditure would
be Justified the auimal husbandry sec
tion of the Iowa experiment st'tlon
conducted a series o f experiments In
which corn prepared In all these d if
ferent ways was fed to both young
and old bogs.
which were conducted during 1007 and
1908. produced some interesting and
valuable results. The data and con
clusions obtained from tlmse experi
ments have been published In bulle
tin No. lOU. A careful study o f this
bulletin will be o f great value to every
hog grower In the corn belt and give
a definite basis on which to plan fu
ture feeding operations. Copies can
be obtained from Director C. F. Cur
tiss. Iowa experiment station. Ames,
la., as long ns the supply lasts.
SIMPLE MILK TEST.
How to Detsrmine In a Few Minutes
Quality of the Fluid.
The following process fur the detec
tion of added water or o f sklininilk In
ordinary milk is more accurate than
the simple use o f a laetodeuslineter
without the creamometer check. The
whole test can he made in five min
The result does uot show whether
the adnlteratloD consisted lu the nd
dltion o f water or lu the substruction
o f cream, but as a rule this matters
little to the consumer. What he wants
to know Is whether or not he got what
he paid for.
The suspected milk Is stirred with
a spoon I d order to disseminate into
the whole liquid the cream which may
have come to the surface. Then one
volume o f milk Is poured into fifty
volumes o f water—one fluid ounce to
two aud one-half pints.
A candle Is lighted In a dark room.
Tile experimenter takes an ordinary
drinking glass with a flat and evpn
bottom and holds it Immediately above
the candle at a distance of about one
foot from It. so as to be able to see
the flame o f the candle through the
bottom o f the glass. He then pours
slowly the diluted milk Into the glass.
The flame becomes less aud less
bright as the level o f the liquid rises
Into the glass. The flame Is soon re
duced to a dull whine spot. A little
more liquid slowly added so ns to
avoid pouring an excess and the flame
becomes absolutely Invisible. All that
remains to la- done Is to measure the
height of the liquid In the glass, this
being most conveniently ascertained by
dipping luto it a strip o f pasteboard
and then measuring the wet part. It
should measure not over an Inch If the
milk Is pure.
With good quality milk diluted and
tested ns stated the depth will be
about seven-eighths o f an Inch before
the flame Is lost to view. A mixture
o f one volume o f milk and half a vol
ume o f water should show a depth at
one and one-half Inches. A depth of
two Inches Indicates either partinlly
skimmed milk or a mixture o f one vol
ume o f good milk with one o f W a te r-
How to Make "Bread Boxes.”
"Bread boxes" are an artist! . cheap
and delicious way to serve muuy en
trees as eggs, chestnuts or greens.
They are easy to tuHke. but com pa ra
tively few women understand It. Cut
stale bread at least two days old In
four Inch cubes, having first removed
the crusts. Dip each cube Into slight
ly beaten egg and fry In boiling lard in
n frying basket. Remove when golden
brown nnd drain on brown paper. Cut
out a square from one side o f the cube
a quarter of an Inch smaller than the
box and dig out the crum b leaving
the sides and bottom about a half
Before using set the
“ bread boxes" In a hot oven to heat
through, fill with whatever mixture Is
I desired and add the lid or not. as pre
How to Frosbsn Velvet.
To clean a velvet suit sponge the
«tints with pure alcohol; then suspend
the suit on a hanger In the bathroom
In such a wav thnt the air can reach
all sides o f the garment. Turn on the
hot water lu the tub uutll the steam
Alls the room Shut the door and win
dows. shut off the water nnd let the
steam do Its work for au hour, but do
not touch the garment until It Is per
fectly dry You will be surprised at
the newness o f your suit.
How to Clean Ermine.
First heat and brush out all the
dust to clean ermine. I,ay the furs
upon a clean cloth and with a new.
perfectly clean sponge wet the ermine
down to the skin with grain alcohol.
JVblle It Is wet sift Into It all the boric
talcum the fur will hold. Do It quick
ly. leat the alcohol should evniiorate.
Shut up In a box for a week, then
brush, shake and "dress."
How to Wash Comfortobloo.
Wet the comfortables, then rub well
with naphtha soap, bang on a line and
turn the boae on them uutll the water
runs clear. Let them hang unttl dry.
then abake them out. and your com
fort« bk?e will be llcbt and fluffy. Ilka
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