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About The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 28, 1902)
Vol. a, No; 6
The Home Department.
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Just bocauso ho says: "God bless 'em,
They wore made to make a nolso!"
Pooplo say that dad's peculiar
In his bringing up of boys.
"Thoy don't undorstand boy nature,
That's tho trouble!" dad, says ho.
"Jtackon that thoy'vo qulto forgotten
All about tho used-to-bc.
"Whon my boys break loose and hollor
I break looso and hollor, too,
Just to show they do no dlfforent
From tho way wo used to do.
Whon thoy waut to go a-swlmmlng,
I And tlmo to go along;
Show 'om how to dlvo and sldo-stroko,
What Is right and what is wrong.
"Tako 'era Ashing and out hunting,
Join 'em in a gamo of ball,
Teach 'em how to And tho muskrat
And to know tho plover's call.
Laugh at all their triAing mishaps,
Lot them laugh In turn at me;
Take their 'dares' from jumping
Round to shinning up a tree.
"So wo'ro jolly boon companions,
BoBtoclums my boys and me.
Qcilu' between ub can't bo brokon;
Triple-woven!" dad, says he.
"Bettor lead a boy than drive him;
It's by far tho hotter plan.
Then you need not fear tho future
Whon ho grows to bo a man."
T. W. Burgess, in Orange Judd
Learn to laugh. A good laugh Is
better than medicine. Learn to tell a
Story. A well told story is as wel
come as a. sunbeam in a sick room.
Learn to keep your own troubles to
yourself.- Tho world is too busy to
caro for your ills and sorrows. Learn
to do something for others. Even if
you are bedridden invalid, there is al
ways something that you can dd to
make othors happier, and that is the
surost way .to attain happiness for
yourself. American Mother.
always 4my good material. It looks
bettor to begin with and lasts longer.
I always do my own sowing, somo
times having a dressmaker At the bod
Ices of my best dresses. I can wear a
cloth, Aannol or other all-wool dress
three or four seasons. Tho Arst win
ter for best dress; then it takes the
place of second best; tho third season
it is taken apart, dyed a different color
and made for street or house wear.
Dyeing is 'a great aid to economical
dressing, often enabling one to use
material that would bo worthless with
out it. Calico or gingham dresses are
worn with large aprons In tho morn
ing, and $3 will buy all I can wear out
In a year.
I And three pairs of shoes are plenty
for a year, and they often last much
longer one pair for Sunday, one heavy
pair for winter and a pair of low
shoes for summer. Ono pair of rub
bers and one pair of overshoes will
bo needed also.
Tho next item is gloves, and of these
a pair of kid gloves, one of silk, and
a pair of mittens for cold'we'ather will
bo all that are needed.
A summer and a winter hat aro
bought each year, and the old ones
trimmed over for every-day wear.
As a suit of under garments will
usually last two years, it is a good
plan to buy winter garments ono year
and summer underwear the next. All
dry goods houses sell at greatly re
duced prices at certain 'seasons of tho
year, and many dollars are saved by
taking advantage of these sales.
Six pairs of hose should bo enough
for a year if they are darned and
mended whon they need it. Those
with double heels and toes aro cheap
est, because they last so much longer.
Then there is a cloak to be bought
every two years, but with all these
things to buy $G0 may bo made fo
cover all expenses if one makes thd
best of everything. Elsie Gray in
ment of tho whole body. Is it not un
reasonable for mothers to expect well
trained hands and feet when the eyes
and brain have 'been taught only to
read and write and Aguro and not to
make useful things with the hands
and do useful things with the feet and
seo tho good and useful and beautiful
in tho world about them. Country
boys and girls have more chances
than city ones, but their trouble often
is that they are not taught to feel
tho joy of working. It is drudgery to
thorn when by a word at the begin
ning the mother might make the
task a pleasure.
The school teacher, too, can help
greatly by remembering the needs of
the whole child and not just his head,
and by helping him to seo the pleasure
In doing things to make others happy.
Tho more they see of the good in
God's world the b'etter they will he
and often they had better leave their
books rather tlan be allowed to go
through the world with eyes that are
short-sighted and minds that are
If they are dull at their books try
to awaken their interest in things and
it is amazing how much quicker they
will learn to read about something
they have learned Arst to be Interested
in. Farm, Field and Fireside.
Sixty Dollars a Year.
My allowance for dress is $60 a year,
and by studying economy closely 1
imagine that I have been able to make
that amount do a great deal. Neat
ness is very important; every particle
of dust should bo brushed from a dress
when it is taken off, missing buttons
replaced, small rents darned and other
matters attended to as soon as they
need It. It is surprising to see how
much better a garment will look and
how much longer it will wear whon
treated in this way. Gloves should bo
smoothed out and laid In a drawer or
glovo case, veils neatly folded, shoes
cleaned, and if thoy have beon wet.
oiled before thoy are put away.
Dresses aro tho largest item of ex
Donse, but with a little caro and fore
thought this may bo greatly lessoned.
uno rule that it is well to obsorvo is,
Don't Alalto tho Children Short-Sighted
It Is a matter for serious thought
for mothers whether it is wise to teach
children to read when very young. It
Is said that children's eyes are nat
uraly far-sighted and that an In
jury is done to babies by making them
look at things at close range. We
should then in attracting their atten
tion, as fond mothers are wont to do,
tako caro to hold them far enough
away from the object of interest to
prevent a strain upon their delicate
eyes. Then as they grow to the tod
dling ago and must be kept interested
let us try to have them Interested lu
many things out-of-doors, so that thoy
shall not use their eyes so often for pic
tures and reading. Books aro a great
help to education, but are not the best
education. Best is the cultivation or
tho powers of observation and the
powers of expression, not only through
writing and talking, but through tho
work of tho hands and tho develop -
Pare sweet potatoes before boiling.
Chop suet in a cool place, sprinkling
with Aour to prevent its sticking to
gether. If the cellar threatens to freeze,
carry down a half a pail of live, hard
wood coals night and morning.
Put a basin of fresh water In a room
where men have been smoking. It will
absorb much of the unpleasant odor
It is a good thing to laugh at any
rate; and if a straw can tickle a man,
it is an instrument of happiness.
Snow scattered over a carpet before
sweeping will not only clean it, but
brighten it as well. The room must
be cold so that the snow will not melt.
"The jury was out several days an 1
then failed to agree." "That shows
the folly of masculine juries. A jury
of women would have disagreed much
sooner than that."
A dish of clear, hot soup or a cup of
hot water taken at tho beginning of a
dinner, draws the secretions into the
stomach so it will be ready to receive
and digest the solid food.
"I mended the hole in your trousers
pocket last night after you had gone
to bed; wasn't I a thoughtful wife?"
"Ye-es; but how did you know there
was a hole in my pocket?"
I Will Cure You of
No pay until you know it.
After 2,000 experiments, I hava
learned how to cure Rheumatism. Not
to turn bony joints into flesh again;
that is impossible. But I can euro Uio
disease always, at any state, and for
ever. I ask for no money. Simply write
mo a postal and I will send you an
order on your nearest druggist for six
bottles of Dr. Shoop's Rheumatic Cure,
for every druggist keeps it. Use it for
a month, and if it does what I claim
pay your druggist $5.50 for it. If it
doesn't I will pay him myself.
I have no samples. Any medicine
that can affect Rheumatism with hut
a few doses must be drugged to tho
verge of danger. I use no such drugs.
It is folly to take them. You must get
the disease out of the blood.
My remedy does that, even in tho
most difflcult, obstinate cases. No
matter how impossible this seems to
you, I know it and I take the risk. I
have cured tens of thousands of cases
in this way, and my records show that
39 out of 40 who get those six bottles
pay, and pay gladly. I have learned
that people in general are honest with
a physician who cures them. That !s
all I ask. If I fail I don't expect a
penny from you.
Simply write mo a postal card or
letter. Let me semi you an order fo.r
the medicine. Take it for a month
for it won't harm you anyway. If 'it
cures, pay $5.50. I leave that entirely
to you. I will mail you a boolt that
tells how I do it. A.ddress Dr. Shooo;
Box 515, Racine, Wis.
Mild cases, not chronic, are often
cured by one or two bottles. At all
you tell why 'a horse Twhen tetfrerda
with a rope, always unravels it, whil3
a cow always twists it into a kinky
knot? How old must a grape vine ho
before it begins to bear? Can you tell
why leaves turn upside down just be
fore a rain? What wood will bear tho
greatest weight before breaking?
Nuts to Crack.
Hero is a list of questions for the
wide-awake boy. . Can you answer all
of them? You can see any aaya white
horse, but did you ever see a white
colt? How many different kinds of
trees grow in your neighborhood, and
what are they good for? Why does a
horse eat grass backward and a cow
forward? Why does a hop yjno wind
one way and a bean vine the other?
Whoro should a chimney ho tho larger
at tho top or bottom, and why? Can
Always Ready to Smb.
The repeated assertions that a ship
ping trust could not be formed under
tho proposed subsidy law is disposed o?
by the fact that flfteen ocean steam
ship companies in the trans-Atlantic
traffic have entered into an agreement
to extend the season of summer trans
Atlantic travel, with a higher mini
mum rate of fare. This is the way
to find out exactly what the traffic
will bear without stimulating outside
competition. There is no pretense of
cheaper or bettor service, no affecta
tion of public benefaction, after the
fashion of advocates of surface trans
portation line agreements. The ocean
steamship owners are convinced that
they can get more, and they propose to
reach out for it. They would reach out
for the subsidy benefits In the samo
style. Indianapolis Sentinel.
W. J. Bryan's Commoner was a year
old this week. We violate no confi
dence Whon we sav that, tin nthor
weekly publication in the entire coun
try has in a given length of time ex
pounded as much logical and sensible
democracy. The publication certainly
deserves the success it has achieved.
As its name indicates, its patronage
comes from tho common people, and
after all thoy are tho bulwark of any
country. The paper that has and de
serves a common class clientele cannot
fall to win. Fostoria (O.) Democrat.
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