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About The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 27, 1901)
The Home Department.
What I Live For.
I IfVo'for those who love me,
WhQse hearts are kind and true;
For the heayen that smiles above, me,
. And awaits mysplrit, too;--
For-tltf human ties that bind .me,
For the ,task my God assigned me,
.For thejbr.ight hQpes left behind me,
v And tha good that I can do.
I live to learn their story,
Who suffered for my sake;
To omulate their glory,
And follow in their wake;
Bards, patriots, martyrs, sages,
The noble of all ages,
Those deeds crown history's pages,
And Time's great volume make.
I live to hold communion
With all that is divine;
To feel there is a union
Twixt nature's heart and mine;
To prcfit by affliction,
Reap truth from fields of fiction,
Grow wiser; from conviction,; . ,
And fulfill each grand design.- ..
I live to hail that season, " '
By gifted minds foretold,
Wpnman shall live by reason, .
Andvnot alone-by gold;
Wlftfti'man to man united, ,
And every wrong thing righted,
The whole world shall be lighted
As Eden was of old.
I live for those who love me,
For those, who know me true;
For the heaven that smiles above :ne,
And"await8' 'my spirit, too;
For the cause that lacks assistance,
For the wrns that need resistance
For U future in the distance,
And the &ood that I can do.
Dublin University Magazine.
watched and flushed out everyday
with a strong solution of borax-water.
Every housewife should keep a box ot
borax .in her kitchen,. to rid herself of
ants, roaches and all cuch pests, for in
city homes they infest pantry, closets,
kitchen shelves, etc. The benefit 1
claim for it is, that it is safe, effec
tive and cheap no danger of acci
dental poisoning, like from carbolic
acid, copperas and other such lotions.
For your bathtub there is nothing
equal to borax for cleaning and purify
ing it. Having used it satisfactorily
for many years and knowing its
healthful qualities I can recommend it.
The best managers in household at
.fairs are those who can secure for
themselves an . hour of .that healthful1
repose so necessary to every human4
heart. The habit of rush and haste
takes possession of some mothers and
wives, .and their life is a burden to
them,: To be companionable to hus
band and children you must have tima
to talk and read with them. Every wo
man loves to be thought a good man
agerit is a laudable ambition. But
my tloar sister woman, you are not one
unless you utilize your strength, and
save ypurself all you can. There are
many self-sacrificing mothers and
wives who need somebody to save
.them from themselves. Say to them,
"Make your choice now between leav
ing your little children orphans, or of
being a nervous wreck for life." J
have seen several such breakdowns 'f
late, and it lias made me think along
this line; and if I can help one moth
er, it will repay me for the effort.
I will give a few helpful, healthful
recipes for doing housework, cleaning,
.etc. The kitchen gink, bqepmes. a hot
bed; of dispase .unless- iij is carefully
The Deserted House.
I know a house where silent shadows
With furtive steps along the niolder
Where the faint ray of light through
darkened blinds -
Sljp3 like some haunted'ghbsVdown
empty halls. ' -.,,
Where all day long no voice Is ever
To stir the spider at his endless care,
Where through the night no footsteps
Over its creaking floor or winding
Thl3 is that house whera Memory and I
Wander in search of one departed
The House of Dreams,,, where once in
days gone "by
Love-filled the rooms with sunlight
and with song.
This is that house, from ,which I drove
With angry heart and overreaching
O, Love, come back with thy sweet
peace and truth,
Come back, and in this house ones
more abide! . ' .
-Mary Frederick Faxon, in- Boston
Transcript. - ....", .
had as his sleeping and sitting apart
ment a dingy, poorly lighted garret
room, in which the superannuated fur
niture had been stored the bureau
that had begun to peel, the big chair
that had lost one, of its arms, the cum
bersome bed that had long ago gone
out of fashion.
The belief that any kind of room
will do for a boy is an injustice to him
that is often done, not through lack cf
affection, but because there is a gen
eral Idea that boys do not notice ur
care about their surroundings. As a
matter of fact, most boys would ap-
preciate a neat, comfortable room of
their own, with stained floor, bright
ened with rugs, a white enamel bed
stead, a desk or table, shelves for
books, and a chest of drawers into
which to store his various belongings.
There need be none .of the bric-a-brac,
the ribbon bows and rosebud wall
hangings that give a dainty prettlnes3
to his sister's room, but a few pic
tures of animals or a spirited hunting
scene or landscape would be enjoyed.
A closet, a wardrobe in which to hang
Ills clothes, an easy chair or two, and
.a box for his boots would complete
the furnishing of a room that a boy
would appreciate and in which he
would pass much of the time, now
spent elsewhere, often to the .anxiety
of his mother and his own detriment.
The Boy's Room.
"I have just fitted up a room for
Belle. Come, and see it."
The proud mother led her visitor into
a delightful little chamber that showed
a pattern of moss rose buds on the
wall, cosy, bright-looking rugs, curly
birch furniture and windows . draped
with piuk-dc'.'.2d muslin. It was duly
admired, and then the visitor, who was
v:ry fond of the mischief-loving, but
manly and good-hearted boy of the
family, asked, "And where is Robbie's
room? You've made it pretty, too, I
"Why, no," answered the mother,
coloring a Jittle. "Any kind of room
will do for a boy, you know."
And then it came out that Hobble
TUlaaljjnaturo is on ovcry box of tho conuine
I Laxative BromoOumine Tawets.
, tbp rchidyMhat career. 'CM 1r n-dyA
Ridlilcs For Little Folk.
Seumas MacManus has been collect
ing a number of Irish riddles that will
amuse the children. They will assldt
in providing an evening's entertain
ment, and a few of them are given
What is it flying in the air
With tallest houses under, "
But if you climb and pull its- tail
It will roar out like thunder 1
Answer The churcli belL . . , .
Out came Lord Landless;
Took her up handless,
Rode away horseless.
"Her" is a snowflake, and 'Lord
Landless is the sun. The next one
sounds very ghastly:
"Two black dogs under my. bed,
waiting to swallow their fill of'boncw
and raw meat in the morning.".
This is only your shoes. "
What is ,it I've got and would like to
But if I should 'lose it I'd do worso
r than cry?'
.Answer Hi3, bald .headv
Here is a very .mysterious one which,
some of you can appreciate:
When I wasn't looking for it I fouud
When I found it sat down to look for
And when I looked at it I couldn't got
And therefore I carried it :home with
Answer A thorn in the foot.
Here is a hard one:
The man that made it didn't want it
The man that bought it didn't wear it;
The man that wore it never saw it.
Answer A coffin.
Between two woods I traveled
Along a narrow track:
But I came between two waters,
When I traveled the same way back.
Answer A boy who goes to the
spring for water with a wooden bucket
on each arm.
Indeor Games, Ne. 4.
An improvement on "'Blind Man's
Buff" is the game of Boston," IQ
which all the players are seated, ex
cept the "Blindman," . who stands in
the center of the room. Each one has
a n..jaber, and Blindman palls ,.pii',
"Numbers 2, 7, 15, 6, change seats."
Then the aforesaid numbers creep
stealthily about, avoiding Blindman,
who tries to catch some, one. If ha
succeeds, he must guess -whom he..has
caught, and if he guesses aright, ho
takes a seat and the number of the one
caught, who now becomes Blindman,
and calls put. numbers. ., Occasionally
the cry is, "All change places," and a
wild scramble .ensues, when somebody
is sure to be caught.
Mr. John A. Grier, whose address Is
345 53rd St., Hyde Park, "Chicago, has
issued a pamphlet (which sells for 25c)
containing Tthe financial iaw enacted
March 4, 1900, together with an appeal
for its reinvestigation. Tho pamphlet
contains much valuable information.
Tumble Weeds, a collection of orig
inal poems, by Will Reed DunVoy,
author of Corn Tassels; published, by
the University Publishing Co,, Lin
coln, Nob. While some of the poems
have special reference to western life,
most of them are upon themes ' as
broad as humanity, and they give evi
dence of an. unusual degree of poetic
talent in the .author.
It. travels with me all day on its head
And all night long it sits by my bod. '
I Answer A tack In the- shoe.
GAS AND TROUBLK '
Comes Trora iWhito JBvcad''
While it is true that we 'buIUTup
,the body "from food", l.t is also'utlu
different kinds of food have. different
effects on the body and produce differ
For instance, it is absolutely im
possible to live on white bread alone,
for it contains almost nothing but
Starch, and .an excess of white bread
produces gas and trouble In the inter
lines, while, nt the same time, the
'Other elements required '-by the body
for building up brain and nerve cen
ters, as well as muscular tissue, have
been left out of tho white bread, and
we see-from experience the .one trying
toJlive-on white bread alone gradually
fails Jin mental and nervous power -s
well- a3 loss, in muscle.
Such a diet could not be Icept up
long without. fatal results. A lady in
Jacksonville, Fla., was crippled 'by an
accident two years ago. Being with
out the power of exercise, an old stom
ach trouble that was hers for y.eara
became worse, and it was a serious
question regarding food that she could
A physician put her on Grnpe-Nuts
Breakfast Food with come remark
able results. She says now that, not
only is she able to do a big day's -work,
because of the strength of her brain
and nerves, but that she has finally
thrown away her crutches because the
muscles of her limbs have gradually
grown stronger since she began the
use of Grape-Nuts, and now she is
practically well and can go about
without trouble, notwithstanding tho
fact that it was said she would never
be able to walk again. So much for
eating the right kind of food instead
of remaining an invalid and a cripple
becausejoof; the lack of knowledge of
the kind of food to use to .bring on3
back tor health. Name given on -ap-plicatlo'u
to Postum .Cereal; Co., . Ltd.,
Battle 'Greek-, Mich.
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