The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923, August 26, 1904, Page 8, Image 8

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In tho beauty of tho twilight,
In the coming of tho dawn, -In
tho stillness of tho midnight,
In tho glowing of tho noon, .
Come to mo tho sweetest accents
' From tho land and from tho sta,
,Doar and ever blest assurance
' By his hand he leadeth me.
Though tho way bo long and weary,
Though all early friends forsake,
Yet tho path can not be dreary,
' For I know that, for-my sake,
He hath trod life's troubled by-ways,
And has hallowed with his feet
'All tho steps upon life's highway
I'll bo called upon to meet.
.Not a word of blamo or censure,
T Not a loss of love or friend,
Not a dimming of a pleasure
Can upon my soul attend,
But' he'll know and understand it,
And will show mo, in the end,
If I trust it to his keeping,
Ho will comfort arid defend.
In tho beauty of the twilightt
In the soft gray of tho dawn,
In tho stilly hush of midnight,
In tho glowing of tho noon,
I can go my way in gladness,
Knowing that I have a friend;
"Who will walk forever with me,
Ayd will love mo to tho end.
1 Homo Chfcxts
V,I had the pleasure not long 'ago,! 9
v meeting and shaking hands with that
high-prlestess of good cookery whom
all women should delight to honor,
Mrs. Sarah T. Rorer. To this lady,
more, perhaps, than to any other, be
longs the credit of having stripped do
mestic sorvico of its menial aspect
and raised it to tho dignity of a pro
fessiona -wholesome, healthy and
sensible means of livelihood in which
no woman, however brilliantly en
dowed mentally, need be at all
ashamed to engage. It is not so many
years now since a woman shrunk pain
fully from acknowledging the fact that
she' "did hor own work," and espe
cially the 'kitchen and culinary part
of it. The reputation of being a "good
cook' ''was not very greatly coveted,
and very seldom boasted of, in those
days, whilo very few girls liked it to
bo known that they oven "helped
, mamma." Looking upon housework
as nearly all women then did, as sim
ply another name for disgrace and
. drudgery, it is not to bo wondered at
. that the girls grow up in ignorance of
tho most important duties that life
could, and would ask of them, and
that many a young wife learned the
necessary lessons through bitter tears
and heart-rending experiences.
Of the hardships encountered by the
"newly-wed," who could not afford to
hire tho customary kitchen queen, or
who could not enduro tho reign of in
competency sho invariably brought
with her, I can speak from sonowful
experience, for I was, unhappily, ono
of th.o lily-handed lassies who re
fused tho education of tho kitchen and
eventually took up the business of
wife, mother and housekeeper with
out having the least idea of what con
stituted such a business, or how its
duties were to be creditably dis
charged. There is, however, no teach
er like practical experience, but the
.. lessons were learned through trials
and tears of discouragement.
Housekeeping requires brains, and
' that of a high order, and tho planning
of work in order to make a Buccess
of it is a science well worth studying.
Even tho young woman who marries
into a home of luxury, must know
enough to direct her servants, else
thero can be no comfort, but the girl
who marries a man with a small in
come, and takes charge of housekeep
ing matters herself, a knowledge of
tho business side of housekeeping is
absolutely indispensable. Tho woman
In the home must necessarily spend
many hours in preparing, 'or at least
planning, the mealS'for her family it
is a work that requires care L and
thought, and its many details are of
the. utmost importance, for upon tho
choice and "preparation of tho viands
served to it, the health and comfort
of tho household very largely depends.
If a girl has b'en taught to "keep
house" before . marriage, the greatest
difficulty has been ovorcomo, for good
housekeeping invariably includes tho
too often despised kitchenwork and
To tho girl who does not marry,
but who likes to have a little home of
her, own, where she can rest and re
fresh herself after the wear and tear
of business hours, the knowledge of
how to blend ingredients into savory.
dishes by njeans of the gas jet or the
chafing dish, is of very great import
ance, and enables her to make her
pennies go further and to better pur
pose that the pounds of the "foolish
virgin" . who fails to supply, herself
with the oil of culinary wisdom, can
be r made to do, and her dan,tyt .dishes'
may do maao into real " wonts or
art" because of her knowing how. A
cook book wW supply general direc
tions for any specified dish, but "so
many things make a difference' that
one must know, of her own personal
knowledge, many details which noth
ing teaches but practical experience.
Cooking schools are a good thing, but
the homo kitchen is not always sup
plied with the scientific helps to be
found in them, and well-directed com
mon sense is the best help, added to
The summer vacation is nearing its
end, and the real business of life will,
in many instances, face tho daughter
who has done with the schools. In
many instances, the season will de
velope tho duties, and with' circum
stances, decide what the new work is
to be; but among them all, few are
so important as a course of domestic
economy, taken under the able tuition
of tho patient mother, who will be
immmeasurably benefited by the help
tho young hands can give her. Why
not try it?
escape from it as soon as' possible.
"Wot yo not that I must bo about
my Father's business?" was' tho an
swer of a child, in the long ago, when
chidden by his mother for straying in
to paths she felt were unfitted for him.
Other children might answer in ,the
same way; they have paths of their
own; wo must allow them, at times
to work out their own destiny without
interference from us. Household.
Tho Bottor Way
Tho more one sees, the moro we
find we must forbid our children, so
it is wisdom not to see too much. If
they say little things perhaps not quite
intended for our ears, it is better not
to have too acute hearing; sometimes
what wo hear can be used to advan
tage for their future guidance. By
being a little slow, apparently, of
hearing, seeing and stopping, we may
give the little ones a bit more chance
to developo along their own line3, and
thus learn to guide them more wisely.
It is easy to forbid children things'
without stopping to look into the mat
ter from anylmt our own vifiw-nninf-
but children have their own ideas, and
should be allowed to sometimes work
them OUt Of their own nnnmvl Tf f
,it is but tho demands of nature that
muy ipso respect lor our authority and
The body is just like (any other
machinery, use' it rightly, oil it care
fully, feed its fires, and turn off tho
power sometimes, to let the" machine
cool, or something will happen ner
vous prostration, paralysis or insan
ity. A temporary rest may restore
the bodily machine for a time,
but if we do not know how to keep
it in order, the trouble will return in
worse form. When you lie down to
rest, be it at night or for a few min
utes during tho day, relax every mus
cle and nerve; "let go"; use no effort,
but again and again refuse to allow
your mind to wander away into the
work-a-day region; think, of nothing,
as nearly as you can taking deep,
slow breaths with closed mouth, in
haling and exhaling through the
nose Deep, regular, slow breattyrig
is the first great step toward the nat
ural restoration of the bodily and
mental functions, and if practiced at
every possible opportunity, the bene-'
fit to :body and mind', will bemarye
lous, . ,- , j ,i .. ,
Every mother should insist on giv
ing herself ia period of rest during the
day, if only for a few minutes; even
though she may' not fall asleep, sho
will return to her duties with renewed
strength, provided sho really rests,
and does not take her troubles and
worries to the couch with her. Some
will offer as an excuse for neglecting
this that they can not lay aside their
cares at a moment's notice. Per
haps they can not, at the first trial,
but persistent attempts, like the "lit
tle drops of water," will gradually un
fold their will power and give them
strength, to subdue themselves, and
they will find that this rest is tho best
tonic they can possibly .command,
after which, they will be enabled to do
their work to far better advantage
than without It. Do not look upon
this Idle moment as wasted. Take it,
as you would any other medicine, and
take it believing that it will work won
ders for you, and you will not be disappointed.
Our Boys
"Boys always interest me," said the
mother of an only daughter, 'for the
chances are that one of them will be
the husband of my daughter." Moth
ers of daughters, then, as well as
mothers of sons, should make it their
business to see that the youth of to
day does not go without warning. For
the sake of the girl who will one day
be his wife, the mother of sons should
talk to her boy. For the lad's own
sake, he should be warned of the
Pitfalls that lie along his path. Fur
Ity should be as precious to a boy as
to a girl; thero should be no double
standard of morals.
A young man lov'es his mother with
a tender, reverent affection; but after
all, it is tho word of the father which
carries most weight in mailers which
pertain to his conduct in tho world.' A
quiet, word from mother may find a
with his- o5-toraS f
Solomon's 'words' about tho " m
woman"-.and ' the ooy will h I u80
armed against 'hoTs5
down to death. Ignorance is not ,
ways innocence, and the Wvf0,
gained at the father ride to?1
Safe-guard with which to send the fw
out into the world. Most of th 4u7
ings regarding the traps which are
for unwary feet during the great .voS
featherings have been given to glr ?
but the young .man is almost equal;
exposed, so far as moral, or even n
steal safety I'd concerned, and needs"
fully as much as his sister, the words
of warning and the safeguards of
yiiich only a pure -morality can pos
sess him. Farm and Fireside.
Somo "Boaity" Talks
The girl who has pimples must ac
quire serenity of mind; fits of anger
jealousy, hatred, envy and worry liavo
a direct and palpable effect upon di
gestion, and imperfectly digested food
sets up fermentation in the stomach.
This undigested, noxious mass, inca
pable of nutrition, clogs the capillar
ies and poisons tho tissues. If the
depurating organs fail to remove it,
there is trouble, as it must find outlet
at some point. )3ut it is almost Im
possible to convince the girl or wom
an thus afflicted that she has but her
self, or largely so, to blame for it
The trouble with, the average feminine
is that she regards the mental aspect
of the case as ' of trifling account.
She Imputes great potency to drugs,
and wants to "take something" which
shall reinstate her in a condition of
pristine beauty; she has a lino con
tempt for radical, and consequently
slower methods. A liver pill and a
,cqld cream are the boundaries of her
curative aspirations. Anytmng eise is
''too ni'udh trbuble?'' and "takes too
long." She spurns-all simple, natural
and" logical methods.
The sooner she can be made to
grasp the fact that to be beautiful
without she must be beautiful within,
the sooner she is on the road to ac
quire the desire of her soul. A woman
can not sleep in illy-ventilated rooms,
eat irregularly of an ill-considered di
etry, wear uncomfortable clothing,
keep late hours,, scold, fret, indulge in
temper, envy, hatred and di&coutent,
cry, worry ami quarrel, without paying
the penalty.
Blood impurities come from bad
thoughts, bad air, bad foods and had
habits. Pimples are caused by irrita
tion of deposits of serum, or fat, in
their attempts to escape. Fat is car
bon; oxygen of the air burns up car
bon. A deep breath of pure air is a
lung bath, and thoroughly oxygenates
the blood. Ten minutes night and
morning spent in practicing deep
breathing exercises will purify wo
blood as no nostrum can. Sallowness
and pimples are said to flee before a
breakfast of fresh air only, washed
down by copious drafts of pure waiei,
Which acts as a bath for the stomach.
Selected. .
Roquostod Rocipes.
Wild . Crabapples.-Pick over and
wash the apples carefully, rejecting au
that are imperfect; put tho Perfect
ones in a kettle and cover with j a .ter
and cook gently until tender, hut not
soft. Then throw them into a pan 01
cold water and remove the skins ana
cores. Unless you have cooled tnem
too much the cores will come out
whole. Put them In a saucepan ana
barely cover with water, allowing
cupful of sugar to two quarts of we
apples, and boil for a 'fv m"'m
five to ten. When cool servo them
with whipped, cream rt.
them, and they make a dainty dess
Wild Crabapple BJjgJ
the fruit, rejecting all impel teci
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