The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923, March 17, 1905, Page 8, Image 8

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The Commoner.
Nrvturo's Resurroctlon
Spring's gentle breath, with touch of
gracious heat,
Unbinds the current of the ice
locked stream,
Her pulses at the roots or grasses heat,
Her spirit animates each sun-ray's
The yellow wands of willows leafed in
Half gray, from which the woolly
catkins swing,
On oak and maple summit, perched se
rene The robin and the blue-bird bravely
In woody places, pungent with the
Of the moist earth that quickens
with new thrill,
Spring beauties, that are star and roses
With radiated blooms the spaces fill.
The dainty crocus lifts its perfect
And kindred blossoms, gay with
golden plumes,
Unfolded by the sun's persuasive power,
Look-up and smile in many-tiuted
From out tho mold that held its bloom
in thrall,
"Where hid its life in darkness, all
At sound of Nature's resurrection call,
Tho white narcissus stars Earth's
bosom green.
Throughout the land, uplifted to the
Tho colors of the triple crown com
bine To symbolize immortal aureoles won
Through resurrection of our Lord
can, and in this way, the knots can
be untangled reliably.
S'o, friends, you must accept our
thanks for the interest you take and
the help you give, and in order to en
able mo to meet your needs, remember
that I am working for you and with
vou, and am perfectly willing to share
the honors with you. Remember, too,
that your kindly criticisms are just as
welcome as your words of praise. Wo
need both sides.
Floral Notes
The balmy days which March some
times brings us sets us wild to get
out our garden toors, forgetful that
these are but the promise of the good
times soon to come, and for which
we may make preparation now as well
as at another time. There will be
storms of cold rain, If not sleet and
snow, before the Easter dawns upon
us; but tho seed supply may be in
spected, and plants determined upon,
and orders sent to the florist and seeds
men. Many things should be started
now, indoors, if we would have early
bloom. Many people fail with sweet
peas because they plant them too late.
They should bloom before the hot
weather comes. March is not too late
to start pansy seeds; chrysanthemums
and dahlias should be in the window
box, too, that one may have sturdy
plants ready for outdoor planting. The
bulbs potted last fall should now be
promising you their best. While plan
ning the flower garden, don't neglect
arranging for the herbs and vegetables.
dent to have his own; I speak from ex
perience when I warn you of the In
convenience of such a proceeding. Keep
a little fine steel file in your machine
drawer to use in case your needle be
comes blunted. Refuse to loan this,
also, for, like the oil, it will not come
back to you, in most cases, even after
"many days."
Before making over any cast-off or
out-grown garment, give it a cleaning
and freshen it with some of the many
ten-cent dyes. They come In prepara
tions for dying cotton, cottons mixed
with silk, or wool, or linens, or for all
wool goods, and be sure you get the
right mixture and follow the directions
closely. You will be pleased with the
If you happen to have any dresses of
the make of seven to ten years ago,
they will need but scant changing, as,
unless you are one of the extremists
as to mode, you will find them "just in
Homo Chats
A sister editor writes: "How do you
find so much to write about? And how
can you answer so manv emeries?"
I think if she could seo my letter box,
and know what kind, helpful readers I
have, that she could easily solve the
riddle. Whatever tho Home Depart
ment is, the merit of it is largely due
to the interest taken in It by our
friends all over the country, who re
spond so cordially to any call made
on them. Do you imagine that one
head could hold all this helpfulness?
But thousands of heads can do so, and
nearly every one of tho many letters
mat come to me has some kindly sug
gestion, whilo tho Queries themselves
aro very important suggestions and
give a valuable insight to tho needs
and wants of our large family.
Then, too, I find our business peo
ple ready and willing to give any in
formation asked of them, and some of
them, when answering these calls on
their time, offer ether suggestions,
which aro of very great valuo to our
homo-keepers. In case they, themselves,
can not give me the desired informa
tion, they kindly refer me to those who
Food For Thought
A correspondent sends me a few
lines clipped from another paper which
is so in line with several suggestions
of the same nature sent in by our read
ers that I think it best to give it. It
does not apply to our girls only, and
the reading will benefit our boys, as
well. Indeed, we may pass it upward,
along the line, I think, with benefit.
Our correspondent truly says that our
young people would indignantly resent
any personal accusation, but giving it
to them.through the types may awaken
tneir consciences. Here it is:
"When you, girls, tell those vile
stories, which you surely would not
wish your mothers to hear, do you ever
stop to consider what their telling
means to your own natures? Do you
ever realize that you are a responsible
oeing responsible to your own self
There will bo but a few days, now,
before the spring work in the fields
and gardens begins in earnest, but
those few days may bo well employed
by the gude mon in getting up a sup
ply of wood for the cook stove and
the laundry. No fuel is more unsatis.
factorv in HlP hiiiM-inl nV .wi a.
ting up meals for her tired family and for your ownself for what you
than the soggy green stuff that Is usu- do' how you do il uow you act and
""' "U1 iiuruuu, anu iew tmngs make . JWU l'ttUVi iUB UI1U lQ1 wnat you
more "strained relations" in tho t,c
hold than its compulsory use. One's
wood for the year's use should always
be in the woodhouse, and if no wood-
uuuse is provided, it should be piled
up in the yard, close to the kitchen
door Indeed, the thoughtful husband
or children should seo that it is
brought indoors, to lighten the moth
er s labor.
I will Bend (rcc, with full Instructions, some of
this simple preparation for the euro of' Lo icor
lircea. Ulcerutlon, Displacements, Falllnc of tho
Womb, Ecnnty or Painful Periods, Tumors n?
Growths, Hot Flashes, Desire to Cry, Sine
Jeollne up the Splnu, Pain In tho Hack, and I aU
I-emalo Troubles to nil Bonding address. To
mothers of suffcrinR daughters ftvill explain 2
Micccsiful Homo Treatment. If you decide tS
continue It will only cost about 12 cents a week
?,n8u,nnV,ltTC0 iftCUJ0, Tu other BUfierersoflt
that is all I arte. If you are interested xrrUWrli
x. V,11 eyour BU"eng trlends of it. Address
Mrs. M. Summers, Lox 1C9 Notre Dame, Ind.
For Tho Sowing Room
One of the ilrst things the home
seamstress should see to it that her ma
chine is clean. If it runs heavy ive
it a thorough oiling with coal oil
soaking all parts that are to be oiled'
and picking out of the joints and hid
SSP8.?6011 parts a11 the accu-
",umi,uu Ui ""St ana lint, and brush
ng such parts well with a stiff tooth
brush. Tho coal oil will cut thn
gummed places, and everything shoiiiS
be well wiped off with a oft old clo h
after, the machine needle has Deon re
moved and the machine run rapidw
for a few minutes. Some home seam,
stresses may have been induced to u?e
unsuitable oils because there was no
SSSrtoatm,?flSd' aml if the on
fails to cut the gummed accumlation
she should use gasoline on its SS
In rta T' aml after Alpine off ?
liberated dirt, give it an oilin with
good .machine oil, which should be lent
on hand for the sowing machine onlv
Do not allow the gude mon" car
off your oil can nnri ,,c ..;...cariy
jPly simply because hs 7oo' improv
willingly hear. You will be ludcer iw
your comrades by the nature of your
conversation. Even though you may
not repeat a vile story, if you counte
nance its telling by listening to It, you
encourage its like. If a young man
tells a doubtful story in your hearing
let him know that it displeases you'
for, if you laugh over it In his pres
ence, he will say of you to others 'Oh
she's no prude, she enjoys a good
story, and, try as you may, you can
never regain his confidence in your
purity of heart and mind, so thought
lessly forfeited." "but
This evil, barely hinted at Jn the
above lines, is greatly responsible for
much of the undercurrent of immoral
ity which so taints the social life of to-
ffiv Z th diSCredit in which the
purity of our women is held bv her
men associates. Remember, girls and
boys, that you can not touch nitoh
without being defiled. You can nofm
b m vub conversation, no matter
how secret, without th inking vile
!?"' a"d ;as a n thinkethf so he
mora&authorietyim0ny f th '
A Convenience For Baby
Every mother knows how tronhlo
some and at times even langero, s"
t is to have a little one, just beginning
to walk, constantly c inglnc tr ? w
Wrta or getting undr her left Often
too when left for a moment alone ?t
gets into dangerous situations by its
venturings. To remedy this 77
goods box, oblong as to shape It,7
onougli to pass through the donn!W
and about as high as the baby&
just high enough so it can com? 7
ably see what is going on on tC ., "
side when standing on its feet ,.
preferred, the board bottom mav I
left on and a piece of carpet or a fnhu?
quilt laid over it, insuring warmth
box with its playthings, it win anSS
itself in safety while its mother gS
about her work indoors and out tZ
from the distressing anxiety which all
mothers feel when tho whereabouts n
the baby is a constant problem ai
though tho baby may prefer the" free
dom of the floor, and may even protest
with tears and cryine acainst uB .
finement, it can not get into dancer
or hurt itself, and busy mothers all
know that babies have to cry some
times. The box can be taken to tho
porch, the shady yard or even to tho
garden when the mother has work to
do there, and, by holding to the sides
walk around its pen, following the
movements ot the mother from place
to place, and at the same time be learn
ing to walk, much better than when
pushing a chair about, or oeonsinnniw
.pulling it over onto itself to its hurt.
Query Box
H. S. For cleaning windows, wash
in warm soap suds and dust with Span
ish whiting, and, when dry, polish with
chamois skin.
T. T. To polish brass trimming,
scour with hot salt and vinegar, wash
well with soap suds and polish with
Sarah M. Cheap varnish will attach
labels to tin cans and boxes and glass
bottles. All ,such receptacles should
be labelled.
S. H. N. Have had no experience
with dish-wa3hing machines, and do
not know of any one who has. They
aro used principally in hotels and res
taurants, I think. '
Alice. A girl of srxteen should not
accept attentions from men without the
knowledge and consent of her moth
er. She should not exchange photo
graphs with them. .
L. H. S. would like to know of a way
to restore the ink in family records so
as to be legible. S'ald records laid for
three days in muddy alkali water, ow
ing to an accident. If you know, please
tell us.
"Seventeen." You are too young to
wear a black lace dress, and you should
wear but little jewelry. Earrings are
little worn- White dresses are always
popular. Ask your mother the ques
tions you ask me.
Housewife. The color of the walls of
a room must depend upon the aspect of
the room: if no sunlfcrht enters the
room, blues, greens and grays are not
to do thought of; warm tints, yellows
and some shades of red and warm
browns belong to shaded rooms, uhilo
for rooms flooded with sunshine, blues
and greens may be the koynoto.
Thomas p. For clearing and clean
ing plate glass, rougo is most general
ly used by glass manufacturers. While
oxide of zinc is also good, and when
the glass is set in frames, is preferablo
to rougo for the reason that tho lat
ter, if it should come in contact with
woodwork, Is very difficult to remove.
Either may bo had at most any drug
store, and is applied on a damp cloth
rubbed on the glass and let do, then
polished off with a very soft, dry cloth
or soft chamois skin.
Mrs. H. L. For Ailing crocks in
your floor, put to soak in water several
newspapers, torn "or cut into fino
pieces; mix one pound of flour and one
quart of water together, beating until
tnthu;WKN8?w'8SooTIIo Smup for children
tflMh S B,ou!d niways be ubo1 for children whl!
win5 nh'-ii1' BO"on the Rums, allaya. all ruin, curei
T!?ntShi02l0 an.a ,s tUfl bost remedy for dlftrrba
Awenty.flvo cents a bottlo.
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