The stove for laundry use may be either gas, oil, or coal, the latter being considered the most economical of fuel, while it often comes in very handy in the preparation of foods which require long stewing or simmering. The wringer should be of medium size, either wooden or iron-framed, the former having the advantage of lightness, the latter of strength. The screws must be loosened after each washing and thoroughly dried. Any particles of rust can be removed with kerosene. The following list gives a very fair idea of the essentials of the well-furnished laundry, and their cost:

2 paper tubs ............................................................

$2.40

1 wringer ..................................................................

3.75

1 block-tin boiler with copper bottom.........................

2.15

1 washboard .............................................................

.25

1 paper pail ..............................................................

.25

1 long-handled starch spoon ....................................

.08

1 long-handled dipper .............................................

.12

1 set clothes bars .....................................................

.95

1 wash bench ...........................................................

.75

1 fifty-foot hemp line ..............................................

.20

1 ironing board, or ..................................................

.95

1 skirt-board ..........................................................

.50

3 Mrs. Potts' nickel-plated irons ..............................

2.85

1 sleeve and ruffle iron ..........................................

.35

1 iron rest .................................................................

.08

1 clothes stick .........................................................

.10

1 clothes basket ......................................................

.80

5 dozen clothespins ................................................

.10

2 pieces beeswax ....................................................

.05