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About The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 13, 1901)
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The Home Department.
By Edwiu Markham.
When the Norn-mother saw the
Greatening and darkening as it hur
She bent the stienuous heavens and
.To make a man to meet the mortal
She took the tried clay of the common
Dashed through it all a strain of
Then mixed a laughter with the ser-
i lous stuff.
It was a stuff to wear for centuries,
A man that matched the mountains
The stars to ldok our way and honor
The color of the ground was in him,
the red earth,
The tang and odor of the primal
The rectitude and. patience of the
,The gladness of the wind that shakes;
The courage of the bird that dares the
The justice of the rain that loves alD
The pity, Jc-the jnowthat'.liides all"
The loving kindness of ,the wayside
The tolerance and equity of light,
Cass Whore Memory was StraagChened
Food that will actually help the
memory as well as agree perfectly with
a' delicate stomach is worth knowing'
A good wife out in Alta, la., who dM
not know which way to turn to get
food that would agree with her hus
band who was left in a weakened con
dition after a serious illness and could
scarcely retain any food in his stom
ach, was one day induced to try hi;n
on Grape-Nuts, the famous ready
cooked breakfast food, and from the
first he began to improve rapidly, fn
three months he had gained 30 pound?.
She says that his stomach has re
covered so completely that he can now
eat any kind of food.
She mentions the boy of an intimate
acquaintance, who was so delicate and
thin that his appearance was pitiab'e
and he had no appetite for any ordi
nary food. He was put on Grape-Nuts
and liked the crispness and sweetish
taste of the new food and took to it.
His improvement began at once and he
fs now a healthy, plump boy.
"I know that Grape-Nuts will do
more for weak stomachs than any med
icine. The claim that it will build ap
and strengthen the brain has been
proven to my certain knowledge. Sis
ter, who writes for the press, and is
compelled to memorize a great deal,
has been using Grape-Nuts and says
she is surpris?d at the result. Thove
is a marked improvement in her mem
ory and the brain 'works, more perfect
ly,, and with better results
Please do not publish my name."
Name can be given by the Postum Cer
eal Co., Ltd., Battle Creek, Michigan.
That gives as freely to the shrinking
As to the great oak flaring to the
To the grave's low hill as to the Mat-
That shoulders out the slcy.
And so he came;
From prairie cabin up to capitol,
One fair Ideal led our chieftain on,
Forevermore he burned to do his deed
With the fine stroke and gesture of a
He built the rail pile as he built the
Pouring his splendid, strength through
The conscience of him testing every
To make his deed the measure of a
So came the Captain with the mighty
And when the step of Earthquake
shook the house,
"Wrenching the rafters from their an
He held the ridgepole up and spiked
The rafters of the Home. ,He held his
jHeld the long purpose like a growing
Held. on. through blame, and .'faltered
not at ..praise,
And when he fell ' In whirlwind, he
As when a kingly cedar green with
Goes down with a great shout upon
The Winter Wardrobe.
Only the, other day we were busy
over our summer clothes, and here are
the cold winds, and wet roads, and
dark skies, which precede winter. We
must look out now for a garb that will
protect us from the piercing blasts,
and enable us to meet the rigors of the
coming season with Indifference.
Where shall we begin? The person
who thinks first of show and display,
naturally considers her outside gar
ments before she plans for underwear.
The proper order is, however, to give
most' thought and attention to the
clothipg worn next the skin, and, if
dne must exercise rigid economy; let
that be excellent, even if the external
clothing is plain and .coarse. Qne finds
it hard to impress this fact on the
minds of those who regard dress as of
supreme Importance and who have lit
tle acquaintance with society The
cook and 'the housemaid often speud
more In proportion to their means, on
their gowns and hats, than does their
employer, and I have often seen do
mestic servants very scantily supplied
with night-dresses and stockings,
when their best gown, worn proudly
on their Sunday afternoon out, was of
satin or silk.
In providing for children let this be
the rule, good, well-fitting and com
fortablo under-clothing first, then
whatever can be afforded for external?.
For grown women, it is always a safe
rule, to spend most on shoes an.l
gloves, for a woman well-shod and
neatly gloved may wear exceedingly
plain apparel, and still mako a pre
If obliged to go out in all weathers,
be careful to provide extra wraps, eas
ily removable when entering a house.
Women often take serious colds on
leaving church, where they are apt to
sit through a service with their
"things" on, not taking off the close
fitting jacket that is hard to discard
without assistance. Going' out from a
heated audience room, Into icy air,
they are an easy prey to cold, and cold
may herald pneumonia or pleurisy.
The Traveling Actress Baby.
"What about' actress' children?"
said pretty Henrietta Crossman, who
made such a hit last season as "Nell
Gwynne." Well, I think they have
just as good a chance as other babies.
I knew one actress (her eyes growing
tender) who, in the days of her hardest
struggle, when she was doing the most
exacting one-night stands, was never
separated from her baby, and, more
over, that child never slept in a strange
bed. She spent her substance in get
ting tiny portable beds with bedding
to fit, which grew larger as he grew.
When that baby's sleepy time came, on
train or boat- or in hotel, he went to
bed in his own crib as a properly man
aged baby should; tucked in by his
"Some years ago, when I was trav
eling through 'the west, we had in our
company the jolliest, healthiest an J
happiest baby I ever saw. He nevar
cried or made a fuss, and when he
wasn't entertaining members of the
company he quietly doubled himself
up and went to sleep. Everybody loved
that child, and as it was his first
TO CUKE A COI,l IN ONE DAY
Talco Laxativo Bromo Qninino Tablets. All
druggists rofand tlio monoy if It fails to euro.
E. W. Oroya's signature is on each box, 25c.
Christmas, every individual member
prepared to celebrate It with due pomp.
The company baggage was gorged wun
toys. Of course, a Christmas tree was
absolutely indispensable to a prop3r
display of these treasures. Well, as
luck would have It, wo were snowed in
some distance from Denver, with no
prospect pf being dug out before mid
night. The company was In despair;
after all the planning there would oe
no Christmas tree for that baby.
'Nonsense,' I said. 'The state of Colo
rado must grow some semblance of a
Christmas tree I went out io con
sult the property man, who immediate
ly disappeared into the storm with an
ax and reappeared In duo time with
an evergreen tree.
"In spite of the snow blockade and
Health for lc.
Send mo no monoy, but simply write
a postal for tho book you want.
I will send with It an order on your
druggist to lot you have 6 bottles of
Dr. Shoop's Restorative. He will let
you take it a month. If It cures, tho
cost will bo $5.50. If it falls, he sends
the bill to mo.
This remedy strengthens the inside
nerve power that operates all vital or
gans. It brings back tho only power
that can make tho organs do their
duty. I have spent a lifetime on It.
I sometimes fail, but only when the
trouble is organic some trouble like
cancer that causes a daraago beyond
ropair. Such conditions are rare. My
records show that 39 out of 40 who got
those six bottles pay for them. Yet
no druggist accepts a ponny whore tho
patient states that the treatment failed.
This offer is too fair to need argu
ment Your own druggist is the one
who fulfills it. Won't you write mo a
postal to learn what I can do?
Simply stato which
book yon want, and
addresB Dr. Shoop,
Itox Jil5, Rucino, WU.
HIM nwf.not AtvAiiUffkmw&hjaHttiitUniU. Aiftll JngfaU.
HOOK NO. I OS Mtltntl.
BOOK WO. OK THE IIKART.
HOOK NO. 2 ON TIIR K1H.1ETB.
BOOK MO. 4 FOR WOMEN.
BOOK MO. 6 FOR MEN (mM.)
BOOK NO. ON KIlCUMATiaV,
the tedious wait a pleased and tri
umphant theatrical company landed
in Denver after midnight vIth all .3
property, plus a good-sized Christmas
tree. Tho toys were brought out by
tho basket full, the tree was trimmed,
and the baby's health was drunk.
We did all tho tilings proper for tho
time and season, and when the frag
ments of that tree were gathered to
gether we found that we had sufficient
toys to give one to eyery baby in the
children's hospital atDenvor'Sunny
Tke Houccbqld Heroine.
The woman behind the preserving pot
Is certainly deserving of fame;
She's not like the man behind the gun,
B'ut she's getting there just the same.
The hero is trying to maim or kill,
And great Is his showing of nerve;
But praise also goes to the women who
Is using her skill to preserve.
She gallantly stands at the firing line,
Unmindful of heat and toil;
All flushed is her face and her eyes
By watching the things that there
Till weary in arms, back and feet;
But bravely she stands till her work
With never a thought of retreat.
She carefully gathers tho stores of
That she has so patiently made,
And soon the good things for the win
In jars, cans and crocks are arrayed.
She thinks not of plaudits for triumph
--Yet, while sjae no laurels will claim,
The woman behind tho preserving pot
Is certainly worthy of fame.
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