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About The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923 | View Entire Issue (July 4, 1902)
Vol. a, No; a4;
THE HOME DEPARTMENT.
Como in tho ovoning, or como in tho
Como when you'ro looked for, or qomo
without warning; ...
Kisses anil welcomo you'll And licro
And tho oftonor you como hero, tho
moro I'll adore you!
Light is my heart slnco tho day wo
Rod is my cheek that they told mo
Tho groon of tho trees looks far greon-
or than ever,
And tho linnets aro singing, "Truo
lovers don't sovor!"
I'll pull you swoot flowors, to wear if
you choose them!
Or, after you've kissed them, they'll
Ho on my bosom;
I'll fetch from tho mountain its broezo
.to inspire you;
I'll fetch from my fancy a tale that
won't tiro you.
0, your stop's liko tho rain to tho
Or saber and shiold to a knight with
I'll sing you sweet aongs till tho stars
riso above mo,
Thon, wondoring, I'll wish you in si
lence to lovo mo.
Wo'll look through tho treos at tho
cliff and the ovrio:
Wo'll tread round tho rath on tho
track of tho fairy;
Wo'll look on tho stars, and wo'll Hat
to tho river,
Till you ask of your darling what gift
you can give her.
O, she'll whisper you, "Love, as un
And trust, when in secret, most tune
Till tho starlight of heaven above us
As our souls flow in one down Eter
So come in the evening, or come in the
Como when you'ro looked for, or come
Kisses and welcomo you'll And hero
And tho oftener you como here, tile
more I'll adoro you!
Light is my heart since the day wo
Red 1b my cheek that they told m
The green of the trees looks far green
er than over,
And the linnets aro singing, "Truo
lovers don't sever!"
Thomas Osborno Davis.
was seon at its best in tho middle
sized town, village and country? Shut
up tho week through, sometimes near
ly' the year through, with blinds
closed tight and laco curtains tied
lirimly hack; with its hair-cloth-seated
chairs net in a lino against tho wall;
a "rocker" ready to gallop in ono cor
ner, and a what-rlot in tho other,
ornamonted with rico baskets, praying
Samuels and family daguorreotypes
and photographs; a center table, apt
o'xactly in tho middle of tho room,
with u few handsome books and tho
largo family Bible, tho mantolpieco
with vasos filled with crystallized
grasses at either ond, and odds and
onds of strange things fitting up tho
rost of tho spaco; who among tho
oldor generation does not know it
well? It was a room to bo venerated.
And now ono sadly recognizes it to
bo, indeed, a thing of tho past. In
stead, thero is tho living room, that
actually is a living room, whore tho
baby's perambulator stands near the
piano, whore tho work basket is on a
convenient tablo (no ono over saw a
work basket in a parlor) ; where thera
aro plants, a .writing desk; where tho
sun pours in as much as it may. It
is, indeed, a living room. If one has
spaco thoro is a reception room, to be
sure; but every one understands that
amounts to little the caller and the
friend aro shown into tho living room.
To a person used to a parlor, no mat
ter how long ago, a call in a living
room hardly eeoms liko tho solemn
function it used to be.
Very likely tho change is for tho
better, but it is a revolution. The re
spectable poor used to stint themselves
to maintain a decent parlor; now in
model villages' model tenements they
have lost this privilege. Tako, for in
stance, Bournvillo, in England, tho
home of tho Cadbury's great cocoa
works. This is known as an ideal vil
lage. Some 370 houses have been
built for omployes, and, not a parlor
in the 370. Instead of that, each' fani
11;' has a largo, sunny, commodious
living room, and they make the most
of it. Springfield Republican.
What Women Have Done.
The women of Bethany, Mo., organ
ized an improvement association, and
in four months tho streets had been
cleaned, tho court house square made
attractive by vases of growing plants,
and tho city council has been re
quested to enforce sanitary ordinances
with greater vigor. This little town
has less than three thousand popula
tion, but this association has opened
a fine public waiting room, light and
airy, furnished with toilet conven
iences, and reading matter, and beau
tified with plants and pictures. Tho
association employs a matron to look
after tho comforts of guests. The
Parlor Passing Away.
And Is it true? Is the parlor
doomed ? Muat it glvo way to tho liv
ing room? That apartment cannot
make good the losa of the other. Who
does not remember the darkened glor
ies of the old-fashioned parlor, which
The habit of "answering back"
should be suppressed by every one
anxious to lead a peaqeable and har
monious life. The "scrappy" house
hold in which each one strives for the
last word can never be a happy one.
Tho old adace. "It takes two to make
a quarrel," is invariably true, and r,'.
Ilenco is tho most aggravating re
sponse one can make to an irritating
remark. The temptation to repudiate
an unjust accusation is strong, but if
it is unjust It will be regretted moio
by its maker than if a quarrel re
sulted in which both parties lost their
tempor. She who will "withhold hor
tongue" from unkind remarks and bit
ter retorts, from nagging, will have the
joy of feeling that she has planted
the seeds of happiness for herself and
others. -The Family Circle.
The Eating of Fruit
If people ate more fruit, they would
take less medicine and have better
health. Thero is an old saying that
fruit is gold in the morning and lead
at night As a matter of fact it may
be Kold at both times, hnf it uimni)
bo 'oaten on an empty stomach and not
as a dessert, when the appetite is sat
isfied and digestion Is already suf
ficiently taxed. Fruit taken in the
morning before the fast of the night
has beoa broken is very refreshing,
.. .. Mr" l8low' Sooth in k Syrup
Hasbecu used for oror SIXTY YEAKS byMHXIOKS
ol MOT1IEHS for their CHELDHKN WHILE TKETII
iKO, with PEitFEar success, it sooxiua tho
CHILD, SOOTKNS too OHMS, ALLAYS all PAIN;
CUKKS WIND COLIC, and, a tho brt rcinertylor
DlAlUttiaA. fcoia by Tlrugglsta in etory part of tho
worlU. Bo euro and ask for Mrs. WlnsloWa Soothing
Syrup," and tako no other kind. Twenty-flto cents a
botUo. It la the Uort of aU.
and it serves as a stimulus to tho di
gestive organs. A ripe apple or a a
orange may bo taken at this" time with
good effect. Fruit, to bo really valua
ble as an article of diet, should bo
ripe, sound, and in every way of good
quality, and, if possible, it should be
eaten raw. Iristead of eating a plate
of ham or eggs and bacon for break
fast, most people would do far better
if they took some grapes, pears, or ap
ples fresh fruit, as long as it is to boa
had, and after that they can fan Daoic
to stewed prunes, figs, etc. -If onjyv
fruit of some sort formed an important.
item in their breakfast, womonVwould
generally feel brighter and stronger
and would have far better complexions
than is tho rule at present. Woman's
If babies were for sale the most invet
erate bargain-hunting- -woman in the
world would not look, for a bargain baby.
She would want the best baby that could
be bought, regardless of price.
Every wwan vatarally craves a
healthy, handsome child, and her crav
ing can be gratified if sli? will but re
, member that the chlldjs health, is her
own gift, and to gfye health sue inus2
Eggs With Fresh Tomatoes.
Molt a tablespoonful of butter. Have
roady a cupful of fresh tomatoes,
peeled and cut into small pieces. Put
theso Into tho butter and let them cook
for threo or four minutes, or, until
they soften. When this stage is
reached, stir in six eggs that have
been broken into a bowl and beaten
just enough to mix the whites and
yolks well. Cook until these havo
thickened; season and serve. Midland
A great deal is said against gossip
as if it were necessarily a very bad
thing. Slander and scandal are In
tolerably bad, but gossip may be kind
ly. One can hardly live in this world
and not take some interest in one's
neighbors. If one of tho children
across the street has scarlet fever or
measles, every family living near is in
terested, not meroly for fear of con
tagion, but through genuine regret
that the child is suffering and sincore
hope that she may get well. If John
Drum, who went to college last year,
sweeps the board witb all the prizes,
wo all ask about him, because wo are
as proud as if ho were our own boy.
Gossip that is the repetition of good
news, or the expression of sympathy, is
a perfectly proper thing and lends a
wholesome spice to life. Christian
Just In fcason.
Strawberry Sauce. Beat two 'ounces
of butter to a cream, adding gradually
a half cupful of powdered sugar,' then
add twelve large strawberries, mash
and beat till light.
Make a plain tapioca pudding and
when cold pour it over large, well rip
ened, fresh strawberries placed 'in a
Strawberries are delicious served
with, whipped cream in a meringue
made of the whites of four eggs and
eight tablespoons of white sugar.
Rhubarb Charlotte. Butter a bale
in., dish thoroughly and cover the bot
tom an Inch deep with fine bread
crumbs, then with a layer of rhubarb
that has been peeled and cut into thin,
small pieces. Scatter thickly with su
gar, cover with a second layer ol
crumbs; put bits of butter over each
layer of crumbs. Continue to fill tho
dish thus to the top; the top layer
should be crumbs. Bake in a slow
oven for an hour.
Fried Egg Plant. Peel and cut the
plant in slices less than one-half Inch
thick. Place In a quart of water with
a tablespoonful of salt for two hours;
aram anu uip each slice in beaten egg
and bread crumbs and fry brown.
White Muffins. Ono tablespoonful of
soft butter, two tablespoonfuls of su
gar; rub to a cream; two beaten eggs,
a salt-spoonful of salt, one cupful of
sweet milk, two rounding teaspoonfuls
of baking powder two cupfuls of flour.
Bake in muffin rings.
Creamed Peas. Ono quart of hulled
peas boiled until tender and almost
dry. Have ready a pint of rich, sweet
milk into which has been smoothed
one tablespoon of flour. Add one table
spoon of butter and pepper and salt
have it to give
whose babies have
been weak and nunv
have nursed in strength
tkeir first sprang child
after wing Dr. Pierce's
Favorite Prescription 4 It
is file best wefuu-af ivt fnv
maternity, ecuragig tko appetite,
quieting the nerves and inducing: re
freshing deep. It gives the Mtothcr
strength to give her oltild, and makes
the baby '8 advent practically yainless.
Hy -wife had been side a early all her life,
saya Mr. E. E. Fricke, of Petersburg; Menard,
Co., Uhaois, lox j7, awd afle trying every
thing I cauld tli Ink of I Made up my mind to
try Favorite FrecorlpUoti.' I Coc sir bottles,
wkjch lay wife took, a tabJespooaaul three times
a day. unUl Ue baby came. She felt better
after taluag lite first bottle and wken baby wa3
born he weighed atae aHd a kalf pounds. To
day he is sic months old and weigks tweaty-two
pounds. He is as good a child as aay one could
jrish. The doctor says he is as healthy as any
baby coald be, and also says the use of your .
Favorite Prescription was the cause of such a
Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets, are the;
best ond safest laxative for the 'use of
to taste. Pour over tho .peas, boil a
few minutes and serve at once. If too
thick use more milk.- Farmers' Call.
On the road, people reveal their-real
natures. The cross and fretful woman,
who cannot endure a slight discomfort;
the other woman, who calmly deposits
her bags and bundles on a seat for
which she has not paid, while a pas
senger stands in aisle vainly looking
for a place; and the third, who opens
or closes windows with a view only
to her personal convenience, are all
typical. Rudeness and boorishness
are never more disagreeable than when
shown on a journey. Amiability and
loveliness never shine more radiantly
than in the same circumstances.-
An Earnest Religionist.
Will Moody, son and successor at
Northfleld of the late D wight L.
Moody, tells the following story, apro
pos of recent theological events, abo-rt
a young convert in the Salvation army,
who, earnest and zealous, was imbue!
with tho idea that ho must speak ti
everyone on the subject of religion. Ho
was especially moved one day while
traveling to address a somewhat aus
tere individual seated in front of him.
Touching him on the shoulder, he put
the usual question: "My brother, are
you a Christian?"
''Sir,' was the reply and perhaps
with a shade of impatience 'Tin a
professor in a theological seminary."
nut this only seemed to call lor a
renewed effort, and the young man
was equal to It. "My dear brother,"
tie said "as you value your soul, don't
let a thing like that stand between
you and tho Lord." New York Tiraea.
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