The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923, January 06, 1905, Page 9, Image 9

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JANUARY 6, 1905
The Commoner
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several hours to take off the cliill; then
mix thoroughly with it one and a half
teaspoonfuls of salt; dissolve half a
yeast cake in half a cupful of warm
water, make a well in the flour, pour
in the yeast and stir in enough flour
to make a stiff batter; scald a pint of
milk to boiling point, adding a tea
spoonful of sugar and a half teaspoon
ful of butter; add enough water, which
lias been boiled, and cooled, to make
the milk tepid, then pour it into the
flour and yeast by degrees, beating
thoroughly with a strong wooden
spoon. Do not get the dough too wet;
work it with the hands until it no
longer sticks to the fingers; spread a
clean cloth over it and cover tightly,
and set in a warm place to rise over
night; early in the morning, work it
down and let rise again, then flour the
molding board, knead the dough thor
oughlyfirst cutting across it many
times with a sharp knife, and after
wards working with the hands. Fill
the greased pans half full, cover with
a cloth and set to rise; when it is
well raised, prick with a fork and bake
in a moderate oven.
Vinegar Biscuit One quart of flour,
teaspoonful of butter, dessertspoonful
of vinegar and half-teaspoonful of
soda; put the soda in the vinegar and
stir Quickly in the flour; have two
eggs beaten light and add to it; make
a dough with warm water stiff enough
to roll out cut with a biscuit cutter,
one inch thick, and bake in a quick
oven. '
Corn Bread. Use a coffee cup for
measuring. One cup of meal, half a
cup of flour, quarter cup cr sugar, tea
spoonful of salt, small teaspoonful of
soda, cup and a half of rich quite sour
milk, one egg well beaten, adding the
eggs and milk la3t. Turn into well
greased pan and bake in moderate
high heels which have been inflicted
upon us for many years past are re
sponsible for the deformity of the ma
jority of feet, and the result of wearing
them shows itself, if not in onlarged
joints, in soft corns, callouses, ingrow
ing toe nails, and other serious ail
ments, the existence of which ren
ders pedestrianisni In most cases, sim
ply impossible with any comfort what
ever, especially when "breaking" new
Query Box
Annie F. To 'prevent the stickiness
when seeding raisin3, rub a little but
ter on the fingers and knives.
Mrs. J. H. To ease tho window sash
which shoves up hard, rub a little hard
soap on the inner casings. For the
bureau drawers, the same.
M. S. A little cheap varnish i3 bet
ter than paste for attaching labels to
tin cans, boxes and glam Everything
should be labelled.
Aflle. To remove the black spots
which attach themselves to doughnuts
when frying, drop slices of raw potato
into the fat and leave while frying the
next relay; repeat, if necessary.
Mrs. J. B. To take the taste of
onions or rank, strong vegetables from
vessels in which they have been cooked,
rub the inside of tho vessel with a
cloth wet with a strong solution of
soda and water, hot; ,then wash with
soap suds and rinse well.
Querist. A teaspoonful of granular
phosphate of soda in a tumbler of hot
water, drank before breakfast for a few
days, is a good blood purifier. This
salt agrees with delicate persons and
cools the blood, at the same time pro
moting action of the liver.
Reader. For tired, weak or inflamed
eyes, use a wash composed of one pint
of boiled water, teaspoonful of refined
meshed solve, and set the bran away,
using only tho finer meal that cornea
through tho solve. Uso ono cupful of
tho Hour and ono cup of wheat flour,
sift together, adding four tnblespoon
fuls of sugar, ono teaspoonful of salt,
and four teasponfuls of baking powder.
Add gradually ono cup of milk, ono ogg
and one teaspoonful of melted butter;
beat well and pour luto hot greased
gem pans. Graham gems ought to
bake twenty-flvo minutes.
Johnny Cake. Old-fashioned johnny
cake may be in ado cither in gem pans
or in a large, shallow pan. Ono quart
of sour milk, three eggs, two table
spoonfuls melted lard, lablcspoonful of
sugar (If liked), a pinch of salt, hand-
nil of wheat flour, and enough corn
meal (sifted) to make : (not too thick)
batter; add heaping teaspoonful of
soda dissolved in a little milk, the last
thing, stir thoroughly, and have the
oven very hot, and bake in a well
greased shallow pan. A tolerably thin
batter makes tho best bread. Tho soda
must be used with judgment, as somo
soda is qulto strong, while other la
not, and tho milk may not bo very
sour, or it may bo quite sour; in cither
case, the judgment is the best guide.
Plain Muffins. For twelve good-sized
muffins, sift one and three-fourths
cups of flour, two teispoonfuls of bak
ing powder, half a teaspoonful of salt.
Three teaspoonfuls of sugar, If liked;
beat ono egg thoroughly and add it
with three-quarters of a cup of milk
to tho dry ingredients and beat hard.
At tho last moment add one and a
half tablespoonfuls of melted butter;
drop tho batter in hot buttered iron
gem-pans and bake in a hot oven for
twenty-five minutes.
A Romedy Which Him Revolutionized
tho Tro&tment of Stomach Trouble
For Tho Mis-Shapon Foot
A reader wishes to know how to re
duce the enlargement of the ball-joint
of the great toe. I can not say; but
relief may be had from the pain by
wearing a properly shaped shoe. How
ever, this is a difficult thing to find, as
ehoes are made to fit the last not the
foot, and Fashion orders t done after
designs of her own. If one will insist
on having a shoe of proper breadth and
length for the normal foot, with no
pinching, pointed toes, it will be but
a small matter to get relief by the aid
of the cobbler without destroying the
shoe. Let the shoo bo broad across
the toes, if possible, for no length will
make up for the point into which the
toeS must bo bunched. On putting the
Bhoe on, either yourself or the "shoe
man" should cut a slit on the side of
the shoo under the enlargement, as
close to the sole as possible, and ac
cording to tho enlargement, longer or
shorter about an inch for a very large
joint. Wear the shoe in this condi
tion for a day or two, that the slit
may spread as much as necessary for
cOmfort, then take it to the cobbler
and get him to set a patch in, not on,
the opening, to fit the slit. This can
be done without ruining the shoe if the
man is skilled at his business, and
most shoe houses keen such a man.
The cost will be about twenty cents,
and the comfort over the joint can not
be estimated.
Prevention is better than cure; but
to prevent, one must begin with the
child's foot. The pointed toes and
Tho "Ono Standard" Roil
Hero is an article clipped from
borax and fifteen drops of spirits of city daily newspaper which It would
.camphor. Drop into tho eyo with a
medicine dropper several times a day.
If the eye3 trouble at night, uso it
M. S. See answer to Reader. One
grain of boracic acid to tablespoonful
of boiled or distilled water is a good
wash for weak or inflamed eyes. The
trouble is often caused by disorders of
the internal organs, and in such cases,
constitutional treatment i3 called for.
Nasal catarrh is often the cause.
Old Reader -For rheumatic affections
of the arms, use a liniment made as
follows; Liniment of chloroform, six
drachms; liniment of belladonna, four
drachms; liniment of opium, four
drachms: compound soap liniment
four ounces. Mix, and apply with vig
ourous rubbing; apply heat and wear
Laundress. "Water which contains
the salts of lime, are saw to be hard.
There are two varieties of hardness.
Water, the hardness of which i3 due
to the presence of carbonic acid gas
which holds the salts in solution, may
be softened by merely boiling, which
liberates the gas and allows tho salts
to be deposited, and it is frequently
seen as a crust on teakettles and boil
ers inside. The other kind of hardness
is permanent, and can only be removed
by distillation, or process due to chem
ical action.
To all knowing sufferers of rheumatism, wheth
er muscular or of tho joints, sciatica, lumbago
bnekaeno, pains in tho kidneys or neuralgia
pains, to Trrito to her or a homo treatment
which has repeatedly cured all of theso tortured
She feels it her duty to Bend it to all sufferers.
FREE. You euro yourself at homo as thousands
wllltestify no change of climato being neces
sary. This simnlo discovery banishes uric acid
from tho blood, loosens tho stiffened joints
purifies the blood, and brightens tho eyes, glv
ing elaslicity and tone to tho whole system. If
tho above interests youyfor proof address Mrs.
M. Summers. Boxica.otre Dnme, Ind.
Some BrooJcfast Dishos
Waffles. Sift one and three-fourths
cups of flour, three teaspoonfuls of
baking powder and half a teaspoonful
of salt; gradually add one cup of milk,
the yolks of two eggs well beaten, one
tablespoonful of melted butter and beat
smooth; at the last, cut in the whites
of the eggs whipped till dry; cook on a
hot, well-greased waffle-iron, and do
not try to lift a cake from the iron till
both sides are done, or it will be
. Graham Muffins. If the graham flour
is Tery coarse, sift through a' coarse-
be well for bur mothers and sisters to
read and think about:
"If society looked upon the escapades
of young men as it does upon the same
escapades of young women, there would
be fewer such scandals in the world.
I havo seen young men who went all
tho paces of immorality, and when fi
nally caught, society would hold up its
hands in holy horror, then begin to
pat him on the back and call him 'a
good fellow, but a little wild.' But
the woman in the case was kicked
lower and lower. Now, who is it that
pats the young scapegoat on the back
and condones his crime while it kicks
the woman lower and lower? Is it not
the women? They arc so forgiving.
And they seem to consider that he ia
not to blame, so very much tho wom
an In the case led him off. The men
don't pass that kind of judgment on
them; it is the women tho mothers
and sisters of other women, in reier
ring to Eve, I muat say, that, if Eve
had been capable of looking beneath
the surface, she would have known
that satan was a "gay deceiver." But
if Evo was like the majority of her
daughters, she liked him all the bet
ter for that."
What do you say, mothers? Do you
require a good moral character of tho
man who visits your daughter? Do you
nsk for a "clean bill" of moral health
in the man to whom you give your
child? Is inquiry evsr made as to his
record in this line or his reputaUrn for
purity of character In the dai asso
ciations of life? Do you wonder at the
frequency of divorce, or the necessity
for it? Do you thing the "divorce
question" is the one of greatest im
portance? Do you not think our min
isters might do better to turn their
attention to the purification of the lives
and characters of our young men than
to spend so much time warring on di
vorce' These are grave matters for
thought and "in the beginning" is a
good place to begin the "thou shalt
not" proceedfngs.
Tho remedy la not hontldod m jv
wonderful discovery nor yet a Hocret
patent modlclno, neither la It claimed
to euro anything except dyapcpala, in
digestion and stomach troubles with
which nlno out of ten suffer.
Tho remedy Is in tho form of plcaa
ant tasting tablets or lozenge, con
taining vegetable and fruit eaonccflf
pure afioptic popain (government toat),
golden seal and dlaataao. Tho tablets
are sold by drugglata under tho namo
of Stuart's Dyapcpala Tablets. Many
Interesting experiments to test tho dl
goatlvo power of Stuart's Tablets show
that ono grain of tho nctlvo prlnclplo
contained In thorn ia sufficient to thor
oughly dlgcat 3,000 grains of raw moat,
eggs and other wholesome food.
Stuart's Tablets do not act upon tho
bowels like after dinner pills and cheap
cathartics, which simply Irritate and
inflame tho Intcatlnca without hav
ing any effect whatever In digesting
food or curing I (digestion.
If the stomach can bo rcatod and aa
alatcd In tho work of digestion It will
very soon rocovcr Its normul vigor, aa
no organ ia so much abuacd and over
worked as the stomach.
Thla Is tho secret, if there Is any
secret, of tho remarkable auccoaa of
Stuart's Dyapcpala Tablcta, a remedy
practically unknown a few years ago
and now the moat widely known of-any
treatment for stomach wcaknoaa.
Thla success haa been secured en
tirely upon Its mcrlta aa a digestive
pure and simple because there can bo
no stomach trouble if tho food la.
promptly digested.
Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets act en
tirely on the food eaten, digesting It
completely, ao that It can be aaaiml
latcd into blood, nervo and tlaauo. They
cure dyspepsia, water brash, sour atom
ach, gas and bloating after meals, be
cause they furnish tho dlgcativo power
which weak stomacha lack and unlca3
that lack Ib supplied It ia usclesB to
attempt to cure by the uao of "tonics,"
"pilla," and cathartics which have ab
solutely no digestive power.
Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets can bo
found at all drug stores and the regu
lar use of one or two of them after
meals will demonstrate their merit bet
ter than any other argument.
Tho Dead Summer
How fair she lies when last we gazo
Upon her through the purple haze
Which kindly veils her form when
Seals up her eyes and stops hsr
How fair that life, begun In June,
With birds and bees and brooks in
Goes out when brilliant Autumn's train
Announce the opening of her reign.
Now, when she lieth, faint and still.
The heat-waves rise from off the hill;
The milk-weed shows a bursting pod,
The fence-rowa flame with golden-rod,
The katy-dld's harsh rasp la heard
Contesting for the final word;
Ami nrlftketa sim? in sad refrain
And wait with fear the winter's reign.
Why do we always talk of putting
on our coats and vests, when we al
ways put on first our vest and then
our coat? -
Why do wo refer to the coverings
of our feet as shoes and stockings
when the stocks are first put on?
Why do wo invito people to wipe
their feet, when wo mean their shoes?
Why in the olden times did a father
tell his son he would warm his jacket
when every one knew he meant his
pantaloons? Globe-Democrat.