R. L. B., Des Moines, Iowa, writes: - "I would like to know through the Monthly of a shading for glass in summer, other than the usual lime wash, which I believe destroys the putty and paint on the sashes. A wash that will stick on all summer, and not be too hard to get oft' in the fall; to be applied on the outer surface of the glass. Also, what would make permanent shading, where a person did not want to incur the expense of colored or ground glass."

[As so far nothing has been entirely satisfactory to the editor, we give this query to the attention of our correspondents; all the methods that we know of want repeating too often, or are too hard to get off in the fall, or else injure the paint. There ought to be something better known. - Ed. G. M.]