The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923, March 10, 1905, Page 8, Image 8

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The Commoner.
Always tho Dost
Somo days may bo gloomy, some days
must be sad,
Hut everywhere, always, some hearts
must ho glad;
For true Is the saying, proclaimed by
the seer
"Each day Is the best day of some
body's year."
Each day finds a hero, each day helps
a saint;
Each day unto some one brings joy
without taint;
Though it may not be my turn, or
yours, that is near,
"Each day is the best day of some
body's year."
The calendar sparkles with days that
have brought
Somo prize that was wanted, some good
that was sought,
High deeds happen daily, wide truths
grow more clear,
Each day is the best day of some
body's year.
No sun over rises but brings joy be
No sorrow in fetters the whole world
can bind;
No matter our fretting no matter can
Each day is the best day of somebody's
year. , Selected.
Homo Cheats
The first hint of springtime which
tho city dwellers have is the impos
sibility of getting their supplies, food,
fuel, etc., delivered on time, as the
sldo streets are practically impassi
ble, and tho drivers have to carry their
load by piecemeals on their own
shoulders, to the customers living
away from paved thoroughfares. Tho
poor horses have to sweat and steam
and struggle as far as it is possible
for them to haul tho wagons, and are
then left to take cold while their driv
ers deliver tho goods on foot and in
dulge In "saying things."
Especially does It appeal to ones
nympathy to watch the patient horses
struggling through mud up to their
Knees, with tho wagon wheels im-
irritable driver whips and lashes them
out ot all reason. Swear? I should
think so! And tho pity of it is that
neither tho swearing or the lashings
do ono bit of good, for the poor ani
mals simply can not get along. They
would do just as much work for kind
Tho first hint the housewife has of
tho "breaking up" of winter is when
the sun comes out some fine day and
shows her how dirty her house really
is, despite tho fact that sho has worn
herself out trying to keop things im
maculate. Tho awful fact that things
must bo torn up and treated to a dose
of renovation dawns on her in an over
whelming flood of light, and the min
ute she begins, the warm, delicious
sunshine wooes her out to tho yard
where sho finds her neighbor awaitlnc
her and the first thing sho realizes is
that it is dinner time, and the beds
backache, pnlna In tl o kldnoya or 'oS
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not made, while sho has spent the
golden hours drinking in the sunshine
and deciding what gardening she is
going to do!
There will be more delicious morn
ings, plenty of them,, and if she has
thought to toss the bed clothes over
the chairs and opened all the windows,
there will bo nothing lost by her ab
sorption of the sunshine and sweet
air. If sho will do this often enough,
she will laugh a little oftenor, and
believe all the stronger in the good
ness of the world about her, and the
strongth tho air-bath brings her will
enable her to do more work in less
time, and in a thorough manner than
by any other means. I want to pre
scribe all possible of sweet air and
sunshine, and do take the medicine!
FloroJ Chats
Every one who saw them, last fall,
in the west end of the horticultural
building at the exposition, will re
call how very beautiful were the clad-
iola blooms so lavishly displayed in
that department. The bulbs are so
cheap, and so easily grown, and, after
ripening in the fall so easily cared
for, that every garden should have
a spot devoted to them. A few bulbs
may be started early in the house, to
be turned into the ground without dis
turbing the roots as soon as it is warm
weather, while others may be planted
out doors at intervals until the middle
of June or tho first of July, thus pro
longing the bloom period until late
in tho autumn. Eight to a dozen
should be set in a close clump, about
five inches deep, and a central support
may thus serve for the whole of the
flower stalks by a tasteful tying up
with a crinkled wire or suitable strings.
Tea roses should be planted a dozen
of them, at least. Many of our best
florists sell a dozen for one dollar,
and the plants come to you by mail
perfectly fresh and growing, and with
a little intelligent care in planting
out, will start into growth with very
little, if any, wilting. And there are
few things more beautiful than a tea
sentials and non-essentials should be
brought up, and a correct sense of
values arrived at in order to deter
mine what must not and What may
be neglected.
The things pertaining to bodily com
fort and necessary thereto are far few
er than most of us are willing to ad
mit, and we are ant to nurchase sun-
posed essentials at far too great a cost.
Nothing is worth the loss of temper,
and when one works until the over
taxed nerves rebel or break down into
fretfulness and nagging, it is paying
too great a price nothing is worth
such cost. If it were put to a vote, I
am sure our families would unani
mously declare that they would much
rather spare much service which they
have been taught to regard as essen
tial to the bodily well-being, and in its
stead have the companionship- and
sympathy of a cheerful, good-natured,
restful home-maker. The home should
stand higher than the house, and,
while it is well that the house be
comfortably clean and the temporal
affairs kept in smooth running order,
the gude wife should give attention to
the higher and better side, which ex
pands the mind and refines the spirit.
It has always been a source of comfort
to me to remember that, while Martha
called the dear Guest's attention to her
"much serving," he did not chide Mary
that she "chose that good part," which
could not be taken away from her.
Let us make friends with the best side
of this life, while keeping faith with
the grosser needs.
bedded up to tho hubs and almost ,n 8S more ueautlIul tnan a tea
dragable ' to oi Si w, while ho Set,bUSh ered wltt blooms. Many
t...u..Ki 'i!..- i.,.. , .' """V.l"o of these are near v hnrilv. nmi fh
- , , .v.vt ,jr
may uo had in all colors and shapes.
lQ QP.Id
luusuns inn ctm.n..i i.r.
purines the blood, ana brlchtona t in , -J . a
Jok e nstlclty and'tono to X whole VSSi SWt'r
H'ovo lutereit. you, for woof ..K";, "
. cummers, uox 169. Kotrc Darno. Ind.
If one has no cardan or f?rrmfi
which can be devoted to flower 'grow
ing, a window box will be a joy as
long as it lasts or rather, as long as
it ha3 care; and it takes but a few
minutes each morning to water and
stir the soil with a table fork. Vines
may bo grown in these, and trained
over tho windows, and thus, no mat
ter how little of the earth you may
control, you can still have beautiful
things about you.
It is fully time for a careful read
ing of the catalogues, and for llstinc
and sending out an order for these lit
tie sisters of the sunshine. One can
not be wholly unhappy, or lonesome if
o.w ,,av uvuu u single, thrifty plant
to which to bring her 'blue hours"'
Too Big . Prlco
A woman who can find no time to
read to take a reasonable amount of
out-door exercise, or to mingle in tho
mental and spiritual life about her
should pause long enough to take stock
of herself and determine vhero she
is at." m such a case, something must
bo radically wrong, and a rJeSln
must be undertaken, else the w fe am?
mo her will find herself discarded
by her family and friends fo p the ver v
things she has set herself so religiousiv
to do for them. The queelton o?1i-
For PcporlnJ Whitewashed WeJIs
For any cracks in the plastering, if
the walls be sound about them, wet' up
a little plaster of paris, and apply to
the cracks with a limbor im?fo m,i.
'the plaster of paris sets quickly, and
juu muoi wui-k iasi, Dut it wanted to
set more slowly, wet it up with vine
garthe stronger the vinegar the slow
er it hardens. When the cracks are
filled, rub off until smooth. If the
plaster is unsound, it is better to pull
off the loose portion and have it
patched." If the whitewash "scales"
th Va". remove all you can rub
?oi ?ke ?our Paste of Soa flour,
-.. WI4J, iuiiujh ouc oi it, prepare
your paper, and with a pasting brush
wet the walls you wish to paper on
and let it get dry; then, when you wsh
to apply the paper, wet both Uie wall
?, lh with tho starch, and
apply the paper. This is an inexnen-
Sin Way'm?nd lt is claimetl to beP e?
fecUve. The starch must be of good
rubbea.over the flesh. While still warm'
apply the cold cream, softly rubbiS
it into the pores of skin, which havn
been opened by the warm bath t1
this at night. ' Uo
Any woman who lives in the coun
try is to be envied by her less for
tunate sisters of the city, for she may
have what money .can scarcely buy-.
pure air, clean, fresh, unadulterated
rain water and pure sweet milk ami
cream. These are. two of the most ef.
fective aids to the keeping of a beau"
tiful complexion, if intelligently used
and these can rarely be had in the
city. Milk is shamefully adulterated
while the rainwater' is foul with the
washings of the, dirty atmosphere of
the dirty city.
Every woman who wishes to be beau
tiful should count herself lucky If
part and parcel of the country where
milch cows and farm, cisterns abound,
for there is nothing equal, in the way
of a beautifier, to clean rain water and
pure cow's milk for the bath, or used
Women are to be commended for
wishing to be as pleasing to the sight
as possible. A woman who is habitu
ally careless as to her personal appear
ance is certainly not an attractive
sight, and an untidy head of hair or
unclean hands and face is certainly
deplorable, no matter what the work
a woman may be engaged in. "The mis
hap of the moment," is excusable, but
an habitual indifference to her looks is
anything but a sign of good sense, to
say the least. Do not be ashamed to
try to keep your good looks, no mat
ter what may be said of it.
For tho LeLtindry
"A Professional Laundress" says:
Wash and dry your tablecloths and
napkins and, instead of starching and
sprinkling each piece, as it is ready to
be ironed dip it into, boiling water,
run through a wringer tightly set and
iron quite dry. This will give a beau
tiful gloss and just "body" enough to
prevent limpness. Napkins should be
ironed full size and loosely folded by
hand no creases being ironed in. Ta
ble cloths for ordinary may be folded
once loosely and rolled on a large
roller, the fold being ironed out when
For cleansing delicate colored fab
rics, grate two medium sized potatoes
into a bowl containing a;pint of clean
Cold water; strain carefully through a
For tho Toilette
The time was when cold cream w
used only in the event of chapped h
or rough skin, nr tn ,. ,7:,p,pea lins
sew hr -s
dirt dT.JT'i0 r0.m all the
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When Cofleo Is Doing: Harm.
A lady writes from the land of cotton
of the results of a four years' use of
the food beverage hot Postum Coffee:
"Ever since I can remember we had
used coffee three times a day. It had
a more or les3 injurious effect upon us
all, and ' myself suffered almost death
from :adigestion and nervousness
causcu Vy it. I know it was that, be
cause when I would leave it off for a
few days I would feel better. But it
was hard to give it up, even though I
realized how harmful it was to me.
"At last I found a perfectly easy way
to make the change. Four years ago I
abandoned the coffee habit and began
to drink Postum, and I al30 influenced
the rest of the family to do the same.
Even the children are allowed to drink
it freely as they do water. And it
has done us all great good. I no long
er suiter from indigestion, and my
nerves are in admirable tone since I
began to use Postum Coffee. We never
use the old coffee any more. We appre
ciate Postum as a delightful and
healthful beverage, which not only in
vigorates but supplies the best of nour
ishment as well." Name; given by Pos
tum Co., Battle Creek, OVIich.
There's a reason. ' "
Read the little bool'iThe Road to
Wellville," in each pk&V
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