The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923, December 19, 1902, Page 9, Image 9

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The Comttioner,
Dec, i, i9oa.
keeping Iho hands soft, smooth and
For the teeth, tepid water in which
are a few drops of tincture of myrrh,
makes a pleasant wash to bo used after,
each meal. A simple powder mado of
three ounces of fine powdered mag
nesia and one ounce of. orris root is
nice; rinsing the mouth with diluted
listerine is also recommended. Brush
ing the teeth at night with milk and
magnesia neutralizes the acid which
forms in the mouth. Powdered char
coal and tincture of myrrh is also
recommended as a dentifrice.
A harmless, cl easing, saponaceous
dentifrice is made as follows: Eight
ounces of orris root, eight ounces pul
verized chalk, four ounces pulverized
castile soap; thoroughly mix by stir
ring. In a bottle have a mixture of
two drachms oil of lemon, two
drachms oil of cloves, one drachm oil
of neroli; shako these oils well to
gether; pour over a teaspoonful and a
half of the powder, stirring again so
that the perfume may be thoroughly
mixed through the powder. Pass the
powder through a fine flour sifter to
complete the evenness of the mixture.
Almond cream,' is used to keep the
hands from chapping: First dip the
iXxparienco Teachas Paoplo
"My parents considered coffee simply
a harmless beverage for old and
young, so when a mere baby I com
menced to drink it and when I reached
womanhood found myself troubled
with nervousness, headache and an
irritable temper and to obtain relief.
I drank more and more coffee, thus
adding fuel to the fire.
I grew worse until life was one
"black' night of pain. My nerves were
shattered, body wrecked with suffer
ing, my stomach gave out and utter
ly refused to digest the most simple
foods, and finally I lay for weeks
starving and longing for food, but
unable to eat more than .iust enough
to keep me alive.
While in this state, my next door
neighbor brought in a fragrant cup
that I supposed was some new grade
of coffee, and although I had suffered
so terribly from its effects, the temp
tation was too strong to resist, and" I
drank it with relish. I noticed it had
a rich agreeable taste and I drank it
without distress. She repeated the
kindness two or three mornings.
I began to congratulate myself that
it was n6t coffee that hurt me after
all,. I was assuring my friend of this
one day when she astonished mo by
saying that I was not drinking coffee,
hut a pure food drink called Postum
Food Coffee, made from nourishing
grains for building up the system and
nerve3 instead of tearing them down.
I then began to drink Postum reg
ularly, and to get well slowly but sure
ly. Today I am a strong, hearty wo
man; my nervous system is entirely
rebuilt and .with a reserve force of
strength in time of need; I sleep well
and awake refreshed and feel bright
for each day's task, with no indiges
tion or stomach trouble, and a good,
strong, active brain ready for any
mental strain or toil. There is no
doubt on earth - that coffee nearly
killed me.
A friend of mine was obliged to re
sign her position as school teacher,
because of extreme nervousness caused
by coffee drinking. I induced h.r to
use Postum in place of coffee, and at
the end of four months she began
teaching again, her nervousness gone
and feeling and looking ten years
youngci; her sallow complexion hav
ing become a beautiful, healthy
bloom." Name given by Postum Co.,
Battle Creek, Mich,.
hands in a basin of tepid water; take
a small pinch of the almond cream
and rub to a lather, rubbing well into
the hands before washing it off.
Try this for enlarged joints caused
by wearing ill-fitting shoes: Place a
bandage around the foot over the
bunion very tight; carry one end of
the bandago up around the great too,
forcing it out from the other toes to
ward the inner part of the foot a little
more each day. PersiBt in this treat
ment for two or three weeks. Sand
age will not interfere with. shoes.
True Marriage.
For the man and women who truly
and sincerely love each other, and
who are willing to abide by tho law
of justice and unselfishness, marriage
is not a bondage. They can be open
ly devoted to each other's interests
and avowedly chosen comrades and
intimate iriends. They can together
plan their life work and walk brave
ly in tho path of progress. Strength
ened by each other, they can face the
world's frown and go cheerily on in
their efforts for reform, sustained
through all adverse criticisms by tho
knowledge that they do not walk alone
that in one loyal heart each may find
faith and encouragement, however
dark the path they pursue because of
croaking outsiders. Home, with them,
is a cherished retreat a sanctuary,
whoreiii shall blossom tho virtues that
make of wedded life a temple like un
to that "not made by human hands."
When marriage is thus founded upon
mutual respect and esteem, and the
contracting parties are governed by
the supreme law of love, there will bo
no problem of precedence, no question
of obedience, no thought of super
iority. Each will be the complement
of the other, and all interests will
be so intimately blended between
them that there will be no room for
struggles for the mastery, and the
thousand ills now driving married
couple's to the divorce courts, or worse,
will have become unknown.
Christmas Cakes.
Crullers, doughnuts and fruit cake
are old stand-bys for the holiday sup
per table. In onefamlly, three gen
erations of children have never failed
to find cruller or doughnut babies
staring with clove eyes and wide-open
raisin mouth from the top of each
overflowing stocking on Christmas
morningr while duplicate babies nung
on the Christmas tree for every mem
ber of the family, from grandpa down.
A fruit cake that will keep indefin
itely in its wrappings of waxed paper
in a closely covered stone crock, is
made as follows: One-half pound fresh
well-washed butter, one-half pound
granulated sugar, well creamed to
gether. Break into this five eggs,
one at a time, boating well between
each egg; mix together, and add to
this batter one-quarter cupful of good
molasses, grated rind of half a lemon,
one-half teaspoonful of cinnamon, one
fourth teaspoonful of cloves, one tea
spoonful of alspico, one-fourth of a
nutmeg, grated, one-half pound pas
try flour sifted several times. Stir
well, or knead with the hands before
adding one pound of currants, one
pound seeeded raisins, one pound
sultanas, one-half pound of citron cut
in thin slices, two ounces shredded
candled orange peel, one-half gill of
brandy, one-half gill Jamaica rum. Af
ter kneading all ten or fifteen minutes,
place the cake in cake pan lined with
buttered paper. This will make one
large, or two small . cakes.-Ladies'
For cooking crullers, one must have
plenty of sweet," fresh lard, and ubo a
wide, smooth iron pot. A frying pan
will not do. There should bo used
half a gallon of molted lard. Have
ready half a dozen Irish potatoes,
peeled and cut into quarters. While
tho crullers aro frying, drop, now and
then, a piece of potato in tho pot. This
keeps the lard perfectly clear, and
there will bo no black specks or set
tlings on tho cakes. As fast as they
become brown, take the bits of potato
olit. Now for tho crullers themselves:
Break four eggs into a largo bowl,
add to these two coll'oe cups of sugar
and ono cupful of sweet milk. Stir
woll; then add six teaspoonfuls of
melted lard, and a few drops of lemon
extract. To a cupful of tlour add two
teaspoonfuls of cream tartar and ono
of soda. Sift into the bowl, and add
sufficient flour to make a firm, smooth
dough. Boll tho dough out to a quar
ter of an inch in thickness tho roll
ing pin must bo well floured. Have
two round cutters (a condensed milk
can and a smallest size bakinc nowdnr
can answer well). With the large cut
ter cut the cakes, take tho center out
with the smaller one, leaving tho crul
ler in a pretty ring shape. Tho lard
must bo very hot smoking hot, or
tho cake will melt and crumble, and
you will bo disappointed. If tho po
tato browns at onco when dropped in,
the heat is about right. Carefully
drop in the rings, two or three at a
time. They should puff up brown. A
slight push with the skimmer will
turn them; when done, they should
be crisp and brown and light. Lay
them on a waiter covered with brown
paper, sprinkle lightly with pulverized
cinnamon and pulverized sugar. When
cool, pack them in a tin box or can.
To insure success, tho dough must bo
firm, the lard must be very hot, the
cook must be interested. There Is
but ono way to make them. They
must bo mado right, and cooked right
Ladies' World.
For a Church Charity
Take advantage of some convention,
masculine or feminine, political or
religious, and servo luncheon to the
members in individual boxes. Put
these up with care and daintiness, and
if the convention lasts more than one
day, you will And your custom in
crease. Small splint boxes can be
purchased by tho hundred for a couple
of cents each. Line the basket with
waxed paper, and in tho bottom place
tho fruit, cake and a couple of home
made bon-bons, each wrapped separ
ately in waxed paper; nextt place a
paper cup, filled with chicken or sal
mon salad, with plain bread and but
ter and sandwiches of any sort, wltb
two or three olives or pickles, a tooth
pick or two, wrapped also in waxed
paper, will be appreciated. Cover with
a Japanese napkin, and lay a' slip of
cardboard on top, entitling tho pur
chaser to a cup of tea or coffee at a
given hour in the building where tho
assembly Is held. What with the do
nations that can be gathered for such
a cause, and tho buying at wholesale
prices, any necessary commodity, such
lunches should net. at least fifteen
cents each by way of iproflt on a twenty-five
cent basket? Prettier baskets
can be used at a larger price charged.
Try and report success. Modern Pris
cilla. In serving any individual luncheon,
little paper cups should be made to
hold salads; tho sandwiches should
be wrapped in waxed paper. Let the
cakes be small, to avoid cutting, and
wrap any suitable fruits in dainty
Japanese paper.
Christmas Not.
Ropes of holly and running pine,
studded with berries, of the holly or
bittersweet, make pretty decorations
for hanging 6n walls, around door-
I Will Cure You of
Else No Money is Wanted.
Aftor 2,000 experiments, I have
learned how to euro Ithoumatlsm. Not
to turn bony joints Into ilosh again;
that is impossible. But I can euro cho
disca80 always, at any stage, and for
ever. I nsk for -o money. Simply writo
mo a postal and I will send you an or
der on your nearest aruggist ror six
bottles Dr. Shoop's Khoumatlc Cure, '
for ovcry druggist keeps It. Use it
for a month nnd, if it succeeds, tho
cost is only $5.50. If it falls, I will
pay tho druggist myself.
, I. have no sam, cs, because any mod-
icino that can affee' Rheumatism
quickly must bo drugged to tho verge
of danger. I use no such drugs, and
it Is folly to take them. You must
get tho disease out of tho blood.
My remedy does that, even in tho
most difllcult obstinate cases. No
matter how Impossible this seems to
you, I know it and tako tho risk. I j
have cured tens of thousands of cases
in this way, and my records show that
39 out of 40 who get six bottles pay
gladly. I havo learned that pcoplofin
general are honest with a physician
who cures them. That Is all I ask.
If I fall I don't expect a penny from ,,
Simply writo mo a postal card or a
letter. I will send you my book about
Rheumatism, and an order for th -medicine.
Tako it for a month, as it '
won't harm you anyway. If it falls,
it is free, and I leave ti.o dnclslon
with you. Address Dr. Shoop, Box 515,
Racine, Wis.
Mild cases, not chronic, aro often
cured by ono or two bottles. At all
frames, or festooning along banisters.
Kissing undsr the mistletoe Is an
old English custom. The plant was
held in high reverence by tho Drulda,
who used a golden sickle with whWi
to cut it, and afterward divided It
among the people as a charm to pro
tect them against disease and sorcery.
The American mistletoe those pret
ty green twigs. with white waxen ber
ries offered for sale in large cities at
Christmas time Is found in New Jer
sey, Virginia .and Illinois', and extend
southward to Mexico. It is of parasitic
growth, and found principally upon
tho oak and willow.
A "Chrfstmas pyo" of . tho olden
times was an immense and expensive
affair; at one lime It was compound
ed of flesh, fish and fowl, and the crust
was called a "coffin" in old English
Mince pie was formerly called mut
ton pie, as mutton was used Instead
of beef, In making it The term, minca,
was applied in derision, by tho Puri
tans, who refused to partake of it
The turkey 1$ a puiely American
bird, and its use as food was learned
by our colonists from the Indians,
they having learned to cook and uso
the wild species which is a native of
North America. Geese and pheasants
are also used for the Christmas festivals.
On December 3 it was reported "from
Madrid that Premier Sagasta and tho
cabinet had resigned on account of tho
vote of censure they recently received
and the distrust and dispourtesy to
which they had been subjected. This
cabinet has been In existence only
since November 14 last.