The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923, February 03, 1905, Page 8, Image 8

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Wen Mitts M Ity
Why Do Wo Walt?
"Wliy do wo wait till our curs arc deaf
Ucforo wo speak our kindly word,
And only utter loving praise
When not a whisper can be heard?
Why do wo wait till hands are laid
Close-folded, pulseless, ere wc place
"Within them rose sweet and rare,
And lilies in their llowerlcss grace?
Why do wo wait till eyes are scaled
To light and love in death's deep
wistful eyes ucforo wc bend
Ahovo them with impassioned glance?
Why do wo wait till hearts are still
To tell them all the love in ours,
And give thorn such late meed of praise,
And lay above them fragrant flowers?
How oft wo, careless, wait till life's
Sweet opportunities are past,
And break our alabaster box
Of "ointment" at the very last!
0, lot us heed the living friend
Who walks with us life's common
Watching our eyes for look of love,
And hungering for a word of praise!
British Weekly.
Planting Swoot Peas
These generally prove most satis
factory when planted as early in the
spring a3 possible. As soon as the
ground can bo prepared, rake rather
dcop furrows running north and south,
or northeast and southwest, and sow
thickly in these furrows, covering only
one-fourth to one-half inch deep; if
covered too deep, tho peas will rot.
Whon two or three inches high, hoe
tho soil in about the stems, and con
tinuo this process at intervals as tho
plants grow, until the furrow is filled
and tho surface of the soil is level.
Tho roots will then bo in the ground
deep enough so that tho heat of the
summer will not bo so likclv t.n nhpnir
tho growth and cause the yellowing of
tho foliago and death of tho plant. In
shallow planting, where tho sun's rays
are hot, the heated soil almost invari
able destroys tho plant before tho
blooming period is reached. It will
not. hurt tho plant to freeze. Order
your seeds of a reliable nurseryman
and plant early.
Chappod Htvnds
"About these days," tho boy on the
farm, or the one who does rough work
in winu anu weather, and not infre
quently tho boy who does nothing but
Play, finds his hands giving him a great
deal of trouble. Not only are the hands
rough and dirty, but they are also a
source of great pain from "chaps" and
deep cracks which bleed whenever they
aro touched. Much of thl3 trouble
somo condition is duo to tne careless
in a damp state exposing thorn to the
action of wind and cold; but not in
frequently it is tho result of a scor-
Womb. 8cnnty or Painful Periods Tumni ?
Growths, Hot Flashes. Dcrfro 0 Pry cXinJ
feolineuptho Rpimt, foiln In it 10 Back and n
Feimue Troubles to nil Ben.U c nfldrcM Sii
wothcri of sufrorlntr dnuKhtera I will Sni J
Eucccssful Homo Treatment; I vou doffi"
continue It will only cost nhou 12 "cents n l Jv
tpBunrftnteo mron. Tell other "inK.?ff
that is all I n,k. If you re inteSsS r uJ U'
and tell your suffering friends 10 "it il?now
Mrs. M. Summers, Bui : lffSStw Dame, fab?""
butic condition of the skin itself, or a
scrofulous state of the system. In
either case, much can be done by the
proper caro as to cleanliness.
In tho first place, the hands must bo
washed clean; soak them in warm wa
ter in which enough borax has been
dissolved to give the water a slightly
slippery feeling. Soak, until tho rough,
hard edges can be rubbed away from
the sore places; then lathr the hands
with some pure vegetable-oil soap (un
der no circumstances use cheap laun
dry soap, or the "home-made' lye ar
ticle) and dip them into corn meal
such as bread is made- of and scrub,
ono with the other, until you are sure
they aro clean. Rinse in tepid water
and dip again into corn meal, moisten
well with sharp vinegar and give them
another good rubbing, finishing with a
scouring in dry corn meal, until no
moisture is left on tho skin. Follow
this with a little oil olive, linseed,
mutton tallow, camphor ice, honey, or
unuteu glycerine, drying it In with
heat, rubbing before the fire. The corn
meal is a natural . cleanser, and the
vinegar is very healing. If this is
done at night and a little black shoe
wax heated .and dropped into and over
the cracks, sticking a bit of soft paper
on the wax while hot, and wearing
gloves or mits made of any thin cloth,
the greater part of tho soreness will be
gone by morning, and the remedy may
be repeated at any time; once a day is
enough, however, if one is careful to
always dry tho hands perfectly after
washing and rub into them diluted
glycerine or a little honey, or even a
bit of mutton tallow.
For a scorbutic condition, after
cleansing the hands as above, rub into
the skin a little of the following oint
ment before going to bed, wearing
gloves to protect the bed clothing.
Take of citron ointment, one dr.; cam
phor, powdered, one dr.; white oint
ment, six drs., well mixed Your drug
gist will fill the prescription for you.
Homo Charts
I wonder how many of our girls
read our Home Chats? I know quite a
few of them do, and I wish I were wise
enough and entertaining enough to
hold their attention to a subject in
which they should bo interested. One
of these subjects is the taking care of
mother. One dear, thoughtless girl
said to me, when I broached tho sub
ject to her, "Why, what can I do'
Mamma always takes care of me!"
I know our girls aro not always to
blame for tho neglect of mother be
cause I was a girl once, myself, and I
do not recall that I was any nearer a
model daughter than are the girls of
this generation I think we are all
about alike. Like our girls of today
it had never occurred to mo to ques
tion mother's ability to take care of
herself or to suspect that she would
not do it. I never gave the subject a
thought, even when, at rare intervals
some .one would hesitatingly ask me
if I did not notice that mother was not
as bright as she used to be; why should
I, when mother never made any com
plaints? Mothers always spend their
time and themselves in serving their
K? ' and ai? alys so rfsouce-
2!matWe5ave ful1 confience in their
ability to 'even things out," though
they may tax their own life-fountain
to supply tho lack. Surely, mother can
take care of herself.
But some day we see, or have pointed
out to us the fact that mother is los
ing her erect form; that face and eyes
and hair are fading that she is getting
yellow and wrinkled and leathery
looking; that she does not laugh or
sing as much as she used to do, and
has less time to wait on us, and that
her slowness puts us to inconven
ience in doing without things. As time
wears on, wo find she goes out less, and
says she does not care for new dresses
or pretty accessories, and she grows
careless of her looks until we find her
looking shabby and threadbare when
she goes out with us, I'm afraid we
are sometimes a little ashamed of her!
Now, girls, if you notice any of these
things taking place, it a sure indica
tion that mother needs being severely
taken in hand by her daughters. The
very best thing for you to do Is to look
her over carefully and find out where
the trouble lies. I can help you to diag
nose the case; I know what the symp
toms mean, and can tell you the rem
edy for the disease. It means that
mother is losing her youth; that she is
degenerating into a mere drudge, a
servant to her household. She is los
ing the strength to be mother, maid,
companion and housekeeper all in one,
and the struggle to go on bearing the
burdens is making an old woman of
her. She is dying at the top, and if
things go on so, she will soon become a
wreck of herself, old, ugly, decrepit and
one-sided, instead of the dear, helpful,
companion and counsellor our young
years 30 much need. If we look into
our own hearts, we shall be surprised
to see how little we respect her, and
how little we rely on her counsels.
Dear girls, this Wont do. If you sea
any of the above symptoms, set right
tc work to reverse things. We must
care for her before it is too late. Let
me. tell you, mother does care for nrettv
things, or she would not care for you,
or ue so anxious that you should have
them all. Take some of her tasks
upon yourself. Teach her the lesson
of rest and rejuvenation. In short
make her "mind herself." '
For Stxchot Powder
A very nice sachet powder is made by
sifting together eight ounces of pow
dered Florentine orris root, ten ou
of rose leaves, twenty grains of musk
two ounces of lavender flowers and ten
grains of sivet. This is called rose
powder. A violet powder equally pleas
ing, in fact more preferred by those of
extremely fastidious taste, is prepared
by adding to. one pound of powdered
orris root one-fourth ounce each of
powdered Bergamot peel and powdered
acacia and twenty grains of musk
Orris alone is much used as a sachet
powder, but usually a trace of musk
is added to aid in keeping its odor.
Heliotrope lowder is delicate and last
ing. Odor is merely a matter of taste
as many of the most delicate perfumes
are extremely obnoxious to many per-sons
An exchange says: "Some women
may be interested in politics, but we
notice it takes two or three pages a
week in the newspapers to satisfy the
demand for recipes to remove moles!
blackheads and face blemishes."
Ti.bIo Etiqvietto
fJ?US Bhula, b0 taken noiselessly
from tho side of tho spoon. Olives ara
taken from the dish with a fork which
is provided, but are eaten from the fin
gers, the flesh bitten from the stones
Celery Is broken Into small bits held
between finger and thumb, and' Hko
radishes, dipped in salt and bitten as
desired. Pickles are eaten with a fork
Unless a silver knife is provided
fl3h must be eaten with the fork alone'
Meats, game and poultry are cut into
small pieces, using a knife and fork
but under no circumstances is it perl
missablo to take a bone in the fingers"
Bread is broTcen into small bits, ono
at a time and so eaten never cut with
a knife. At breakfast and luncheon, a
3mall piece at a time is buttered and
eaten. Bread should never be broken
into soup, or used to wipe up gravy
from the plate; it may serve as a "push
piece," though a knife is better.
Salads are eaten with a fork alone;
lettuce leaves are cut with the side of
tho fork and folded into convenient
mouthfuls. Cheese is cut into morsels
with the knife and then placed upon a
bit of biscuit or cracker and so con
veyed to the mouth.
Fruit seeds and small stones should
be removed from tho lips concealed
between thumb and fingers, but large
ones shold not be taken into the mnnMi
at all. An orange may be cut, unpeelrd,
into sections, tne seeds removed with
the silver knife, the 3kin pushed back
at the corners, raised to the mouth
with one hand and the flesh torn from
the bit of peel; an orange may be also
cut in halves and the juice eaten with
a small spoon. Peaches may be eaten
in the same nyinner, or, like plums,
pears and apples, cut in small sections
and eaten from the fingers. Bananas
should be. cut in two, peeled and eaten
with a fork.
Ices puddings etc., are eaen with
fork or spoon never with both as
auxiliaries. A knife should never bo
used in cutting pie upon one's plate
use a fork alwavs. If the plate is
passed for a second helning of any dish,
the knife and fork should be nlaced
side bv side on it. The tip of the knifo
should not at any -time be rested on
the edge of the plate vor on a bit of
bread with the handle -on' the table.
Ladies' Home Journal.
Tho Uses of SoJt
"No doubt every housewife has ob
served the change which is produced
in meat by salt. It seems as if a sud
den heat had shrivelled the flesh. Tho
fibres contract, the volume of the meat
is sensibly reduced, and the juice runs
out of the pores. Thus it is that scien
tists account for the fact that, although
tho salt may be perfectly dry, it is
nevertheless dissolved by the meat
juices into a brine. This extraction
of the meat juices would in itself cause
no great harm, but the salt dissolves
out the albumin, phosphoric acid, pot
ash and creatin of tho flp.Rh-Hnhfltn.nrpg
which constitute the most important
nutrients. Tne harm done, therefore,
consists in robbing the meat not only
of its fluids, but also of the very con
stituents that the human body needs
for the preservation of health. This
is whv long feeding on salted ments
ultimately causes disease. Vegetables
containing potash salts and little com
mon salt are then needed to repair tho
ravaees that the body has suffered.
Tf we cannot live on unsalted food,
neither can we thrive on salted meat,
robbed of its Invaluable potash.
Twentioth Century Home.
Pretty Dressos
I am not so sure that the love of
pretty dresses and dainty accessories
springs solely from vanity, or tho de
sire to appear well in the eyes of the
other sex. Many women dress neatly
at all tlmP.S. WhoMin fcvtr nvnnnf "to
bo seen of men," or not, With them,
the habit springs from an instinctivo
love of beauty and a sense of fitness.
With these women, cost is seldom a
question; rather suitableness for tho
hour and tho work in hand: but above