Open all the doors of the house. Go into the cellar with a bass drum if one be procurable. Pound away on the drum with inight and niain nntü the house be filled with the noise and vibrating with the racket. This wül scare the rats away. Shut the doors and carefully close all of the ratholes. It is better to do this at night than during the day, and while you are beating the drum in the cellar you should e without a light. This is no joke, bat told in sober earcest.