To Save Children's Shoes. To save children's shoes wash them
occasionally to remove the dirt and old polish, and soften them with oil.
When any part of the sole becomes badly worn, it should be mended at once,
for usually a shoe will wear out at one point more quickly than elsewhere,
and by paying ten or fifteen cents to have that part mended it saves
dollars in time. Gunmetal shoes are preferable for everyday wear, for such
shoes are lusterless and can be cleaned with oils instead of polish, which
is destructive to the best leather, even when sparingly used.