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QUERIST COLUMN [Newspaper Article] — National Rural and Family Magazine — 15 December 1898
QUERIST COLUMN Sign your name and address to all letters for this department . We take nb notice of unsigned communications . We will not publish the names If so requested . Questions will not be answered unless written on paper containing no refernce to subscriptions or other departments of the paper . Questions of law In this column are answered by O . R . Barnett , of the Chicago Bar , 1516 Monadnock building , Chicago . Owing to the large number of legal questions received by this department with requests for reply by mall , we shall hereafter answer no legal queries by mall unless accompanied by a fee of ? 1 per question . Pasturing Pigs in Orchards ; Please give your opinion as to whether It Is beneficial or injurious to pasture an apple , orchard with hogs . —J . B . - D . • , , —If you do not wish to cultivate the orchard it will be a good Idea to pasture itas the hogs will . destroy many : worms and other vermin . Homesteader s . Taxes . V . :. ¦ ¦¦ ¦ . • ¦ Can a tax be col...
; ;; TO . CALIFORNIA . ' : ' ¦ - ' . [Newspaper Article] — National Rural and Family Magazine — 15 December 1898
; ;; TO . CALIFORNIA . : ¦ - . Attention , is called , to : the excellent service of the North-Western Line to ; : California and the favorable rates which : have been made for single and ; roundttrip ; tickets for this seasons travel . ; Best accommodations In first-class or tourist sleeping cars , which ran . through every day In - the year . Personally conducted tourist car parties , every week to California and Oreiron . Choice ; : ot a large number of different routes without extra charge . Particulars cheerfully , given upon application to agents Chicago &amp; North-Western Ry ., or connecting lines .
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — National Rural and Family Magazine — 15 December 1898
TEN WEEKS FOR TEN CENTS . That big family paper , The Illustrated Weekly Sentinel , of Denver , Colo ., ( founded 1890 ) , -will be sent ten weeks on trial for lOoj clubs of 6 , 60 c ; 12 for $ 1 . Special offersolely to Introduce lt . Latest mining news and Illustrations ot scenery , true stories of love and adventure . Address as above and mention National Rural ; stamps taken .
Page 17 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — National Rural and Family Magazine — 15 December 1898
Parmer s Collection of Choicest Standard VEGETABLE SEEDS . 18 extra large packets containing everything required for first class Farm Garden . Only 50 cents . EAST LYNN STOCK &amp; SEED FARM , Tamaroa . HI . STORMS 1 / 11 , 1 ; more sheep than dogs do : RkUl mora colts than barb wire £ ™ , 5 0 re „ piBS thnn cholera . ALlJ KINDS of Intestinal and stomach worms In sheep , horses and hogs are instantly killed and removed by feeding Summer s Worm Powders . They cleanse the stomach , purify tho blood , nlddlgest ion . Improve the appetite and general health of the animal . Send for circulars . Agents wanted . F . S . Bnrch &amp; Co ., 178 MlchlgnnSt ., ChlcagoJll . $ 5 . HAUSSMANN DEHORNER $ 5 . r SIimPtEST . MOST POWKRFBl , EASIEST OPERATED . Every one guaranteed . , Sent by express on receipt of ^ = price . Circulars free . HAUSSMANN &amp; DUNN , 109 Sunth Clark St ., CHICAGO . ^ dj LUMP JAW ] m ~ 0 W 2 ^ SJ uS $ &amp; i Easily and thoroughly cured * \ ...
Timely Topics [Newspaper Article] — National Rural and Family Magazine — 15 December 1898
Timely Topics Prices and Prospects By Jas . W . Wilson . Our index table of average prices for the week ending December 10 th , shows a sliight decline over the previous week , being 7 , 379 as against 7 , 415 , the gain over , the corresponding week for 1897 , which stood at 6 , 523 , is substantial , however . The average for the past week also shows slight gains over the average for the month of ¦ November , which was 7 , 281 . The average for November shows a gain over the average of November , 1897 , which stood at 6 , 020 . The fall in price during the last week has been uniform , the V tendency of each group of products being downward . Our averages as between October and November do not correspond with-. v Bradstreet s . Their table of the average prices of 107 articles shows a slight increase for November over October , the November list standing at 77 , 095 as against 76 , 940 for October . Our tables are the more accurate , however , as they comprise articles only the pri...
Miscellaneous [Newspaper Article] — National Rural and Family Magazine — 15 December 1898
Miscellaneous A Wandering Car On December 25 , 1896 , Minneapolis and St . Douis ear No . 3 , 118 left Minneapolis With a load of flour destined to Montgomery , Ala . It went through to its destination With reasonable promptness—about eight days . Instead of returning the car via the same route as received , the Atlanta and West Point Railroad started it on a series of diversions , and it has not yet reached home , although at one time It got as far north as Peoria , Illinois . There it was turned back , evidently with another load for the South , as it was delivered to the Southern Railway on September 28 , 1897 . Since that time the owners have not been able to locate it at all . It has made a trip to New York , Boston and Montreal , but was returned westward and southward via the same route until it reached the southern lines , since which time it has been wander- ; ing around among the southern states . Our next excursion to our Sunny South Colonies , located at Chadbourn , N . ...
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — National Rural and Family Magazine — 15 December 1898
REDUCED RATES FOR CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR HOLIDAYS . - The . Nickel Plate Road will sell tickets December 23 , 24 , 25 . 26 , 30 , and 31 , 1898 , and January 1 st and 2 d , at rate of .. a fare and . a third for the round trip to any point on their line , good returning to and including Jaminrv 3 d , 1899 . Address J . Y . Calahan , general agent , 111 Adams street , Chicago .
DOMESTIC AFFAIRS [Newspaper Article] — National Rural and Family Magazine — 15 December 1898
DOMESTIC AFFAIRS Edited by Mrs . Bertha Oaswell Norton . If We Could Know By J . A . Kdgerton . If we could know how much we owe To one another , we would sow The soil of human hearts with seeds Of -gratitude and- kindly deeds , Whence , flowers of love would sweetly blow . Wed seek our peace with every foe , -. Wed strive to solace i very WOP , Wed bind up every heart that bleeds , if we could know . . . • . ..-,... ; • - • A fuller charity wed shW ; A deeper faith ; and we would growi To higher thoughts . and larger creeds , As broad as human hopes and needs . Wed help each other as we . go , If we could know , ¦« ¦ » , — By Meribah E . Williams Walker . IN art three lines of culture are essential : ( 1 ) the mind , in imagination or ideality ; ( 2 ) , the eye ; ( 3 ) , the hand . These should be earried forward simultaneously . Many have become discouraged In drawing and painting because of wrong beginning . They attempted , first , the forced discipline of the hand by yainless e...
Domestic Uses of Beef [Newspaper Article] — National Rural and Family Magazine — 15 December 1898
Domestic Uses of Beef By Caroline A . Huling . HINTS ON BUYING . The retail butcher in . cutting up meat as ordered generally weighs it before trimming , making the customer pay full price for portions which go into the scrap and are sold at a small price for soapmaking . The marketmaui thus gets paid for this not Inconsiderable part of his wares twice over , the first time usually getting a high valuation therefor . The economical housewife will insist upon getting all that she pays for , and makes the trimmings valuable for soup stock . Meat when delivered by the butcher should be at- once removed from the paper and . put in a cool place until needed . Care should be taken that it does not come into direct contact with the ice . If the refrigerator is large enough , it is better to hang the piece up so that the cool air surrounds it No good housewife will order riieat unless selecting it herself . The dealer is almost sure to take advantage of her in some way or other if only in s...
She Can't Cook [Newspaper Article] — National Rural and Family Magazine — 15 December 1898
She Cant Cook My wife cannot cook , though she studies a book Of recipes day after day . But what do-I care ? She Is charming and fair , And as sweet as the blossoms of May . She tries all her might , but her bread Isnt light , For she nevercan get It to rise ; But . then you should see , as she breakfasts with me , The light that Illumines . her eyes ! No skill . can , she : boast . In preparing , a . roast , And in pies , her successes are few , And ill she fares when soup : she prepares , For she s sure to get Into a stew . But n . fault do I find , for she s loving and kind ; &gt; And when bachelorship I forsook • Twas tov wed -a - sweet wife , a companion for lifeIt wasnt to marry a cook . .: ¦ — Sel . — ¦* m
Our Stamped Linens [Newspaper Article] — National Rural and Family Magazine — 15 December 1898
Our Stamped Linens The accomjranylng Illustration shows an -aigbteen-ineh centerpiece with design in trailing arbutus . These dainty pink flowers are of the pret tiest if care is taken to make the foliage • dark enough . The beauty lies in the dainty color of blossom and olive leaf . Use pink shades and greens for leaves arid stems . Work the blossom with one shade in each flower—lightest at top of spray , buds deep pink , with medium shade of green for calyx and stems . Shade the leaf with shadow center , and- grain as marks indicate ; commencing light , shade to dark , aridfrom dark to light . Border in white . , . This doily is trailing arbutus , 18-inch , No . 0788 , and will be mailed for 20 cents . Selected silks , 35 cents extra , or 55 cents for both stamped linen and silks . Order by name and number , be sure to write your name and address plainly , enclose necessary amount , and ) direct to Pattern Department National Rural , Chicago , 111 .
4 . » , — . Games for the Holidays [Newspaper Article] — National Rural and Family Magazine — 15 December 1898
4 . » , — . Games for the Holidays W HEN the family and friends are all gathered together at Christmas time , there should be no lull in the merriment and good cheer . Here are a few simple games which will help to pass the time pleasantly : A Christmas Pie A novel arrangement for Christmas gifts is furnished by the Christmas Pie . The pie is made in . an enormous tin or wooden pan , which is gravely brought in and placed upon the table at the conclusion of , the Christmas banquet . The essential part of this Christmas pie Is composed of Christmas gifts , one for each number of the feast . They must be of a comic character and chosen to create fun for the whole party . Then the pan is . filled with sawdust ; covering the presents completely . V To add to the illusion , a piece of brown paper , marked to look like a pie-crust , covers the top . The hostess dishes out trie pie to each persori , carefully allotting one of the hidden presents to each . Lots of fun comes after , when gra...
Page 22 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — National Rural and Family Magazine — 15 December 1898
DM 10 ***** £ Wp SeeaSiM ) . Storm in Summer ? We never did ; but we have seen the clothing at this time of the year so covered with dandruff that it looked as if it had been out in a regular snowstorm . No need of this snowstorm . As the summer sun would melt the falling snow so will Agers Hair vigor melt these flakes * f dandruff In the scalp . It goes further than this : it prevents their formation . It has still other properties : it will restore color to gray hair in just ten times out of every ten cases . And it does even more : it feeds and nourishes the roots of the hair . Thin hair becomes thick hair ; and short hair becomes long hair . We have a book on the Hair and Scalp . It is yours , for the asking . If yon do not obtain all tbe benefits yon expected from tbe use of tbe Vigor , write tbe doctor about It Probably tbere Is some difficulty witb your general system which may be easily removed . Address , DS . J . 0 . AYEB , Lowell , Mass . | __ kAi ____________ J _ AAiJ | ...
« « » — Christmas . Gifts Made at Home [Newspaper Article] — National Rural and Family Magazine — 15 December 1898
« « » — Christmas . Gifts Made at Home By Sara H . Henton ; THERE are a few Christmas gifts that are regular stand-bys and yet they are as useful and as popular every year as df they had rieyer been given to you before . A very acceptable gift for- the woman who has many patterns to keep is a pattern bag made of stout brown holland linen . To make them take apiece of linen thirteen inches wide , line this with old rose satine , or any color you like , and ¦ stitch on linen pockets , formed of a 1 straight strip ; laid in a box plait at each pocket , to give the required fullness . These pockets are put in each side ,, not meeting iri the center by about two inches ; all the edges are bound in satin ribbon to match the satine used . The foundation piece of linen is cut one yard and a quarter long , andVthe pockets stop at about eleven inches from one end , this end is rounded , arid long satinribbons are fastened there to tie the bag whenlt is filled arid rolled together . A monogram...
New Patterns [Newspaper Article] — National Rural and Family Magazine — 15 December 1898
New Patterns To obtain any of these patterns fill out pattern coupon on another page , giving name , address and- number and size- of pattern wanted , and send tu pattern department , National Rural , enclosing ten cents for each pattern . CHILDS UNDER-SHIRT-7525 . A habit of thrift Is natural with the good mother and her economy can be demonstrated by using this pattern . When a fine woven merino or flannel knit undershirt had done duty for full grown folks it is very often found good enough to make over for children as the worn parts of the garment are thus cut away . . This pattern may also be used for flannel , flannelette or stocklngette . : , „ To make this shirt for a child six years will require one and flve-elghths yards of twenty-sev-en-inch material . The pattern . No . 7525 , is cut in sizes for two , four , six , eight and ten years . CHILDS COMBINATION NIGHT DRAWERS , ¦ . ..- 7523 . Combination under garments In this style are made from flannelette or mixed wool flanne...