It is not just pleasant to associate cockroache and ants with our kitchens and pantries, but wher heat and moisture and food are, there insects will be also, for they seem to enjoy a taste of high lif and to thrive on it. Keep the house clean, dry, an well aired, and all dish and cleaning cloths swee and fresh by washing and drying immediately afte use, with a weekly boiling in borax water; dispos carefully of all food, and then wage a war of es termination. This is all that will avail in an insecl infested house. Hunt out, if possible, the nest or breeding places of ants and saturate with boilin water or with kerosene. Wash all woodwork shelves, and drawers with carbolic-acid water am inject it into any crack or opening where the pest appear. It has been suggested that ants can b kept out of drawers and closets by a "dead line: drawn with a brush dipped in corrosive sublimat one ounce, muriate of ammonia two ounces, an water one pint, while a powder of tartar emetic dissolved in a saucer of water, seems to be effeetiv in driving them away. Sponges wet with sweet ened water attract them in large numbers, and when full should be plunged in boiling water
Another successful "trap" is a plate thinly spread with lard, this also to be dropped into boiling water when filled. In order to protect the table from an invasion stand the legs in dishes of tar water to a epth of four inches. Ants have a decided distaste or the odors of pennyroyal and oil of cedar, a few rops of either on bits of cotton frequently sufficing drive them away entirely. As for cockroaches, here appear to be almost as many "extermina-ors" as there are housewives; but what is their oison in one home seems to make them wax and row fat in another. Borax and powdered sugar, cattered thickly over shelves and around base-oards and sink, is a favorite remedy with many, ut it is an unsightly mess, particularly in summer, when the sugar melts and becomes sticky. After 11, experience has demonstrated that the one really ffeetual method of extermination is to besiege the oaches in their own bailiwick - the pipes and woodwork about the sink - with a large bellows illed with a good, reliable insect powder. Exit oaches!