The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923, September 26, 1902, Page 9, Image 9

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The Commoner.
Sept. 26,19s
started home I was dreadfully ex
hausted. The nearer home we got the
more I dreaded the end of the journey,
for I did not see how I could get
supper for my tired and hungry guests.
When at last wo entered our own
gateway, and my husband turned the
latch key in the door, I felt that I must
sink down the moment I got to a
"As the door swung open, my hus
band said, our neighbors must be get
ting supper. How good it smells!' I
cast one despairing glance at the par
lor sofa, as wo passed in, but felt
that it would never do to give up, so
led the way tp the sitting room, which
was also our dining room. But, on
opening the door, I was amazed to
,see the table set, and all the 'staples,'
such as bread, butter, fruits, cream,
etc., neatly placed upon it, while,
through the open kitchen door came
the smell of hot coffee, cooked meats
and steaming vegetables, and, bending
over the range, sleeves rolled up, an
apron of mine tied about his waist, a
towel pinned about his head, was my
boy now , a man of twenty-five his
face hot and rod from the unaccus
tomed heat, busily dishing up the var
ious viands he had prepared for our
"Glad! I never was so relieved in
my life. I just sat down and cried.
The 'boy' hurriedly sat down his dish,
then throwing his arms about mo,
took off my hat and pushing back my
hair, kissed me, and said, 'Why,
mother! mother! this won't do. Sit
right down to the table, and see what
a good cook I am. The coffee is fine.'
"Then we all laughed, for he is a
goou cook, and we were all ravenously
"I never loved my boy so well, or
thought him so handsome as he looked
to me in his 'cook's' costume, dishing
up the supper to save the mother he
knew would be utterly exhausted when
she got home." "
The Crown of Labor.
To thousands of willing and con
scientious workers life shuts in with
grievous disappointment, and the meed
of worldly success is for a time denied
them. Conscious of their own desire
to labor for the uplifting of humanity
they find themselves in the sick room,
or perhaps' overburdened with a cease
less round of household duties where
poverty leaves no time for the exercise
of those gifts which might be used for
the benefit of others.
"The latch-string of opportunity
hangs within the reach of every pair
of hands," and while life may seem
to be fraught with disappointment,
yet somewhere, sometime, the worker
will have her opportunity. Only be
prepared to seize it at the auspicious
moment The Creator says to them:
"Let not your heart be troubled." The
weary years of training and discipline
and subjection will have borne fruit
in the perfecting of your character and
in preparing you for greater- responsi
bilities. The greatest of all secrets that tend
towards advancement is to put so
much of ourselves into our daily tasks
so much of soul, that our work will
ppeak for us and finally lead employ
ers to offer ub better and more lucra
tive positions. Bring into the thought
of our every-day labors something
higher and nobler than the dollar ex
pected for it, and look upon that call
ing as a part of the Divine plan con
stantly working for our, best good.
Nor 'Should the value of the dollar be
depreciated, but in the getting of it
hold fast to all pure and lofty ideals
and refuse to sacrifice character for
The burdens of life are not near so
unequally distributed as it seems. If
we could know the experiences of oth
ers, and occasionally take time to life
their burdens as we do our own, there
aro few who would willingly exchange
places with another, Our yoko fits bet
ter after being worn a while, and, in
time, if we accept its lessons wo will
learn that His way, not ours, is best
What loftier crown could anyone de
sire than the consciousness of duty so
faithfully performed that we have
come to take pleasure in it? Let us
thank God for tho discipline that pre
j.arcr us mind, heart, and soul for
greater things.
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Where does it all come from? Any
one who has over assisted at house
cleaning time knows that tho most dis
agreeable feature of tho whole unpleas
ant business is that of taking up and
dusting tho carpets from tho most used
rooms. Every thread of the carpet is
laden with the fine, powdry, penetrat
ing dust which also covers every inch
of the floors, and every ray of sun
shine that enters tho room seems alive
with the floating, drifting, whirling,
ct ncing atoms that must be a very
great injury to the lungs which
breathe them in. '
If one might only dispense with
carpets! But the carpet does not make
the dust Dust would be there from
some source, even with bare floors
and oft-shaken rugs. The carpet only
serves to hide and to hold to pro
tect, as it were, the dirt that settles
upon it With bare floors, there would
be a continuous call for brooms, mops,
scrubbing brushes and dust cloths;
rugs would have to be beaten every
. Our men folks are carelessnibout the
use of the scraper and door mat, bring
ing fira field and highway, barn lot
and door yard, street crossings and al
ley openings, a very large contribution
to swell the sum that gathers in form
of lint and threads from clothing and
house furnishings each individual or
thing casting their mite into the la-
dened receptacle. Yet, in rooms that
are seldom used, it is the same only
in degree. Dust settles in gray cJoud3
over all things, and the very winds
seem to be in league against us, for
through every crevice or cranny
they bring their undesirable offerings.
Our husbands are sympathetic, and
would gladly help us, if they knew
low, never once realizing how much
their own careless habits add to the
disorder. At every door should be
placed a scraper and a door mat, and
every member of the household should
be required to use both; in addition
to this, every loose particle of mud or
litter adhering to ODes shoes or cloth
ing should be scraped or shaken off
before reaching the door-step.
This would be a long step in the
right direction; but, after using every
known preventive, there would still be
a large demand upon the housewife
that could be met only by a vigorous
and regular use of the broom. There
is a right way and a wrong way to
sweep, and the right way does not
"come natural" to every one who un
dertakes the work. One woman will
take a dampened broom, and care
fully drawing it toward her, remove all
litter from the carpet, raising the least
possible dust, while another will sweep
as though good results depended upon
the most vigorous strokes and wide
swings of her arms. But hero is an
other method, recommended by some
excellent housekeepers.. Let us try it
First, remove all light articles of
furniture either out o the room, or
to one side, sprinkle over the cleared
space a' handful of coarse, dry salt
Have just-outside the door a pail or
small tub containing clean water, and
into this dip your broom, quickly, and,
after shaking all tho loose drops of
water from it, commenco at the ond
or sido furthest from tho door, and
with short, sharp strokes sweep caro
fully two or three yards of ono width
of tho carpet You will find by this
timo a depth of about ono or two
inches of your broom will bo quite
dirty according as your room is dusty
or clean. Again dip tho broom In tho
water, shako thoroughly, .and go over
another yard or two ropeating this
alternate sweeping and rinsing tho
broom until each width of carpet has
been thoroughly gono over. Tho wa
ter in tho pail or tub will have to bo
changed as often as it gets dirty, and
your broom must not be used too wot
Shako it well every timo it is wot
Wipe all dust off your furniture before
replacing it, and bo sure to sprinkle
coarsodry salt over tho carpet in ad
vanco of tho brocm. Insects do not
liko salt, and this will not only bright
on your carpot, but will act as a pre
ventive to moth breeding In rooms
not ofton used. Bo suro to swoop
all corners, and odgos of carpot, and
to wipe all dust from tho replaced fur
niture. If this is done overy week, or at loast
two or thrco times a month, and A
your family will bo reasonably careful
about UBins tho scrapor and door mat,
the quantity of dust in and undor tho
carpet, even In the most used rooms,
will bo surprisingly diminished.
H. W. McV.
Tho populists of tho Second Ne
braska congressional district held their
convention at Omaha on September 13
and indorsed tho democratic nominee
for congress, G. M. Hitchcock. Tho
following resolution was offered and
adopted: We, tho populists of tho
Second congressional district, as an
expression of our principles, reaffirm
tho principles of the Sioux Falls plat
form; wo condemn the present cur
rency bill known as tho Fowler bill,
and as expression of our faith in tho
nominee of this convention wo com
mend tho attitude of tho Omaha
World-Herald on all national issues,
and submit the eauorlal opinions of
that paper to tho consideration of all
candid citizens.
,It was officially - announced from
Pennsylvania on September 14 that
no nomination will be made of demo
cratic candidates for congress from tho
six districts m the city of Philadel
phia. The democratic leaders gave as
their reason for adopting this policy
that tney intend to make tho cam
paign on state Issues exclusively.
A Birmingham (Ala.) dispatch of
September 15 says: Tho republican
executive committee has refused tho
admittance of negro delegates to the
state convention which meets tomor
row. This action was the result of
several hours' strenuous struggle to
day between thoso of the new regime,
known as tho "Lily "White," and those
not in favor of barring out the ne
groes. This means that henceforth the
republican party in Alabama is to be
a white man's party. The elimina
tion of the negro was accomplished
through the passage of a resolution on
a vote of 17 to 10, adopting tho report
of tho sub-committee which was ap
pointed at the meeting of the full com
mittee on Saturday and which had
censidered all contests and passed on
all credentials presented by delegates.
Asbury C. Latimer of South Carolina
has been nominated to succeed Sena
tor John L. McLaurin. Mr. Latimer
has been in congress since 1892, being
elected as a democrat
It was reported from Scranton, Pa.,
on September 16 that tho republican
deadlock in tho Fourteenth congres
sional district has been broken by tho
nomination of C. C. Pratt An umpire
appointed by State Chairman Quay
cast the vote which broke the deadlock.
The democratic state convention of
Delaware met at Dover on September
1G and nominated the following ticket:
Representative in congress, Henry A.
Houston; state treasurer, Joseph Hos
singer; auditor of accounts, J. Thomas
Utah nominated Judge W. H. King
of Salt Lake City for congress and
Richard W. Young, formerly of tho su
preme bench in tho Philippines, for
justice of tho supremo court A plat
form was adopted in which trusts
and beet sugar wero prominent fea
tures. Tho platform also extends tho
sympathy of tho democratic party of
Utah to Mrs. McKInloy. The Kansas
City platform was indorsed.
The democratic state convention of
An Associated press report from Ta
coma, Wash., dated September 17,
says: The democratic state con von- -tlon,
aftera session lasting until near
ly midnight, completed its business
and adjourned. Tho platform adopted
indorses tho Kansas City platform, op
poses Imperialism and colonialism,
government by injunction, trusts and
"trust fostering tariffs," and asset cur-,
rency. Tho following ticket was nomi
nated by acclamation: Representatives
fn congress, Gcorgo F. Cottcrill of
King, Stephen Barren of Okanagon,
and 0. R. Holcomb of Adams; judgo of
the supremo court James R. Reavls of
Yaklha. United States Senator George
Turner was .indorsed for re-election.
" . " '
Annoyed the Doctor
If you get right down to tho bottom
of your stomach trouble it Is wrong
food, and the way to correct It Is not
by drugs but by using tho right food.
A physician in Barron, Wis., writes
an instructive letter on this point Ho
says, "I am a practicing physician, .45
years o ., and about 6 feet in height
When I began using Grape-Nuts last
spring I weighed 140 lbs., was thin,
and poor, had a coating on my tongue
and frequently belched wind or gas
and small pieces of undigested? bread
or potatoes vhlch were very sour, in
short I had acid dyspepsia.
I consulted a brother physician who
advised me to eat about four teaspoon
fuls of Grape-Nuts at the commence
ment of each meal and drink Postum
Cereal Coffee. I had been in the habit
of drinking coffee for breakfast and tea
for dinner and supper. I followed tho
advice of ny brother physician as to
diet and experienced relief at once.
Ever since that time I have eaten
Grape-Nuts with sweet milk or cream
each morning for breakfast and I now
weigh 155 lbs., and am no more trou
bled with sour stomach. I am very,
fond of Postum Food Coffee and attri
bute my relief as much to that as I do
to Grape-Nuts.
Often when I am called out in the
night to see a patient and on my re
turn home I feel tired, and hungry, I
eat the usual quantity of Grape-Nuts
before going to bed and then sleep
soundly all night" Name given by, .
Postum Co., Battle Creek, Mich.