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About The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 29, 1901)
The Home Department.
By Cbai&kb Maokht.
Old Tubal Cain was a man of might,
In the days when the earth was
By the fierce red light of his furnace
bright . t
The strokes of his hammer rung;
And' ho lifted high his brawny hand
On the iron glowing clear,
Till the sparks rushed out in scarlet
As he fashioned the sword and spear.
And ho sang, "Hurrah for my handi
work! Hurrah for the spear and sword!
Hurah for the hand that shall wield
For he shall bo king and lord."
To Tubal Cain came many a one,
As ho wrought by his roaring lire,
And each one prayed for a strong steel
As the crown of his desire;
And he made them weapons sharp
Till they shouted loud for glee,
And gave him gifts of pearl and gold,
And spoils of the forest free.
And they sang, "Hurrah for Tubal
Who hath given us strongth anew!
Hurrah for the smith, hurrah for the
And hurrah -for th;metaltrue.V -
But a sudden change came o'er his
heart '", ,L ,
Ere the setting ok the sun.
And Tubal Cain was filled with pain
For the evil he had done;
He saw that men, with rage and hate
Made war uppn their kind, .
That the land was red with the blood
In their lust for carnage blind.
And he said, "Alas that I ever made,
Or that skill of mine should plan
The spear and tho swora 'for men
is to slay their fellow-man."
Hung the sword in the hall, the spear
on the wall,
And plowed the willing lands;
And sang, "Hurrah for Tubal Cain!
Our staunch good friend is ho;
And for the plowshare and the plow
To him our praise shall be.
But while oppression lifts Its head,
Or a tyrant would bo lord,
Though wo may thank him for the
We'll not forget the sword!"
Indoor Games No. t.
First In the list stands "Jenkins."
Why so named, nobody knows. The
players sit around a bare table, and
ate divided Into two sides. Ono group
hands about, below the table top, a
silver quarter or 60-cent piece, Tilding
their motions from their opponents
until the latter say, "Hands up," when
those who aro in the first group place
their elbows on the table,vwith clench
ed hands in the air. At the words,
"Hands down," all drop their out
spread hands upon the table with a re-
sounding slap, so that the noise of the
coin striking is covered. Then the
opponents consult together and tell
different players to raise their hands,
the object being to guess correctly who
has the coin. If the guesses fail, they
lose their turn with hiding the money.
This game seemed never to lose inter
est among the children, and waa fre
yolks light; stir flour with a little
milk, then fill up with milk and pour
into yolks. Beat whites very stiff;
pour yolks into whites and mix very
little. Have pan with butter very hot,
pour omelet in, and when set remove
and fold as you put on the platter. '
Fried Cake: One cup sugar, 1 egg,
1 cup sweet milk, 4 tablespoons melted
lard, 1 teaspoon vanilla and a little
salt. Beat sugar, egg and lard to
gether, then add milk and vanilla.
Stir well as for cake, then add flour
with 2 teaspoons baking powder. Scir
stiff to roll, cut with cake cutter, and
fry in boiling lard.
Soft Molasses Cake: Two cups mo
lasses, cup shortening, 1 cup sour
milk, 2 teaspoons soda sifted with the
flour, ginger and a little salt. Do not
Coffee Cake: One cup sugar, 1 sup
molasses, 1 cup coffee, prepared as to:
the table, 1 cup butter, 5 cups flour, 1
cup raisins, stoned and chopped, and
1 teaspoon soda. Spice with cloves
and cinnamon, 1 teaspoon of each,
Farm and Home.
and must be applied often is as 'fol
lows: To 1 ounce of white wax, 1 of
yellow wax, half an ounce of linseed
oil and a quarter of an ounce of pow
dered borax, add 1 pint of boiling wa
ter and melt the mixture over the fire.
Turpentine 'is good for cleansing em
bossed leather and should be applied
with a soft cloth. It will stiffen the
leather somewhat, but that can bo
made pliable again by rubbing with
crude oil. After the oil has been ap
plied rub over the surface carefully
with a clean cloth, thus removing all
traces of the grease. Sunny South.
Mri. tVinalow'a Soothing: Syrup.
Has boon used for oror sixty eaks by tav-
IilONS Of MOTIIBBB for Uioir CHILDKKM WniLH
THKTHINO, With FEKFRCT SUCCESS. It SOOTI1KS
the CniLD, SOFTENS the GUMS, AMATS allPAIN,
cubes wind colio, ana is tiio best remedy for
diarkbosa. Sold by Dramrists 1b ivory part of
the -world. Bo sura and ask for "Mrs. wlnslow's '
Soothing Syrup," and tako no other kind. Twen
ty-live cents a Dottle. It is the best of all.
And for many a day old Tubal Cain
Sat brooding o'er his woe;
And hia hand- forbore, to smite the ore
And his furnace smoldered low.
Bfut he rose at last with a cheerful face
And a bright courageous eye,
And bared his strong right arm for
B' Whilft tho nn1o.Tr flamoa mminfp.rl
And he sang, "Hurrah for my handi
craft!" And. the red sparks lit the air;
"Not alone for the blade was the
bright steel made'
And he fashioned the first plowshare.
And -menr taught wisdom t ronr- the
past, ' .
In friendship jolried their hands,
When apples are not of first quality,
wash them, cut out bad places, quar
ter, and core. Cook with a few slices
of lemon in just enough water to pro
vent burning, 'then sift through a "fine
wire strainer, which will retain the
peel and hard pieces. , Sweetened to
taste. If preferred, omit the lemon
and when adding the sugar stir in a
few caraway seeds, justas your great
grandmother did when she made sauce
from thex small, sour fruifc which was
the only apple known in her day. This
inferior natural fruit formed an im
portant part of her winter's supply of
min.ee jpies, but did not keep all win
ter as the perfected fruit now does.
Make a nice paste from two cups of
pastry flour, one-quarter level tea
spoon of salt, a level teaspoon of bak
ing powder, one-quarter cup each of
butter and lard, and cold water to
mix hard. Roll out as thin as for pies
and cut in rounds by inverting a saucer
on the paste and running a pastry Jag
ger round, dipping it occasionally la
flour to prevent sticking. Put a
spoonful of the seasoned apple on one
half of the round and cut three gashes
in the other. Moisten the edges with
cold water, fold over, and pinch to
gether. Brush over with beaten egg.
and bake quickly. Serve fresh. -Alice
B. Whltaker, in Chicago Inter-Ocean.
Short Rules For Long: Comforts.
Put self last.
Be prompt at every meal.
Take little annoyances out of
"When good comes to any one, re
joice. When anyone suffers speak a word
Tell neither of your own faults nor
those of others. j
Have a place for everything, and
everything in its place.
-Hide your own troublesybut- watch
to help others out of theirs.
Never interrupt any conversation,
but watch patiently your turn to speak.
Look- for beauty in everything, and,
take a cheerful view of every event.
Carefully clean the snow and mud
from your feet on entering the house.
Always speak politely and kindly to
When inclined to give an angry an
swer press your lips, together and say
When pained by an unkind word or
deed ask, yourself, "Have I never dope
an ill and desired forgiveness.r-Soldier
Don't bo Afraid to Work.
One thing that keeps young men
down is their fear of work. They aim
to find genteel occupations, so they
can dress well, and not soil their
clothes and handle things with tho
tips of their fingers. They do not like
to get their shoulders under the wheel
and they prefer to give orders to others
or figure as masters and let someone
else do the "drudgery. There is no
doubt that indolence and lazineW are'
the chief obstacles to success.
When we see a boy, who has just
secured a position, take hold of ev
erything With" both hands and "jump
right into hiswork," as if he meant to
succeed, we have confidence that he
will prosper. But, if he. stands around,
and asks questions whenf told . to dc
anything; if he tells you that ,this or
that belongs to some other boy to do,
for it is not his work; if he does not
try to carry out his orders in the cor
rect way; if he wants a thousand, ex
planations when asked to run n er
(Continued on Pago Nine.) '
STOPS THE COUGH
And Works off the Cold.
Laxative Bromo Quiniaa Tablets cure a cold
in one day. No Cure, No Pay Price 25 centsu
New Ways for Old Dishes.
Omelet: One egg for each person.
Ono cup milk to 5 eggs; 1 large table
spoon flour and a pinch salt. Beat
Hints to the Wise.
When you wish to use glass bottles
Which have contained oil for some
other purpose and find it difficult to
remove traces of the oil, try the fol
Fill the bottle with ashes and place
it in cold water, which should be
heated gradually till it boils. Let it
boll for an hour and let the bottle re
main in the water until cold. Then
wash it with soap-suds, rinsing in
A polish that will bring back the
original lustre to shabby-looking fur
niture is made as follows: Take 4
ounces of shellac, 2 pints of linseed oU
and 1 pint of turpentine. Mix to
gether and add 4 ounces of ammonia.
Shake well and apply with a sponge.
A French polish Is made from six
ounces of shellac dissolved in a pint
of wood naphtha and .a quarter of a
pint of linseed oil
Another polish that will keep well
Rider Sovorely Hurt
A Cincinnati man visiting in, Texas,
on a ranch, was thrown from a horao
and so severely injured that his life
was despaired of. He takes pride n
telling how food saved his life. Tho
heavy drugs given seriously injured
his stomach and as he says "It seemed
I would soon have to starve in tho
midst of plenty. My stomach refused
to digest food and I ran down from
165 to 133 pounds. When my appe-.
tite failed I was ready to give up, and
It looked as though I -would soon'
Ono morning the foreman's daugh
ter brought In what she called a
splendid food and it turned out to be
Grape-Nuts. A little skeptical,. I ato
It and found it was good, and just tho
kind of food I could keep on my stom
ach which had been almost burned out
by the vile drugs.
I felt that I had obtained a hew
lease, of life for improvement set in
at once. A week later I was weigh id
and had gained two pounds. My
weight has .since steadily increased
by the constant use of Grape-Tuts)
and I am now better than I have beeii.
in years, as my friends will all testify. -
In all kinds of athletic sportsrno
tice I have a greater reserve force'
than formerly, for which I am in
debted to Grape-Nuts. Taken in mod
eration it Is the greatest food of its
kind in the world, being equally woll
adapted to athletes and invalid.".
Paul Alwin Platz, 1906 Biglow Avo.f
Mt. Auburn, Cincinnati, O,
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