To remove the crimped bottle cover so extensively used requires a special lifter, the corkscrew being of little use for this purpose. When a cap-cover remover is not at hand, prepare a pocketknife in the manner shown, and it makes an excellent substitute. It only requires a small notch filed in the heel of the blade, which does not interfere with the ordinary use of the knife in the least. - Contributed by John V. Loeffler, Evansville, Indiana.

Ants may be effectively destroyed by placing a coop with a chicken in it over the hill.

A Bottle Cap Lifter 448