The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923, March 17, 1905, Page 9, Image 9

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perfectly smooth and free from lumps,
then stir In a tablespoonful of alum
and two quarts of boiling water; set
on the stove and let the paste cook
well, stirring so it will not burn.
Squeeze out the paper and add it to
the paste, mixincr thormicrhiv. Tot tmii
Y if not thick enough, until if a rr .,!
I- consistency of putty, and press it into
the crack3 with a knife blade, smooth-
ing It over. It will soon harden and
muue me noor smootli.
Llbrtvrv Past
Take a piece of common glue-two
inches square and pulverized alum as
much in weight as the glue; soak the
glue and dissolve it in water, adding
the powjdered alum. Mix half a tea
spoonful of flour in a little water until
smooth, stir in the glue and alum and
heat to a boil. When nearly cool, stir
in two teaspoonfuls of oil of lavender.
This should make nearlv n ninf nt
ff paste, and will keep a long time, if
rn jxeiJL ugiiuy coverett wnen not in uko.
Another: A solution of two and one
half ounces of gum arabic in two
quarts of warm water; thicken with
wheat flour to a paste; to this add a
solution of alum and sucrar of inri.
If ounce and a half each, in water; heat
tne mixture and stir until at boiling
. point, when it is to be cooled. If too
tnick, thin it with a little dim Rein
s' tion in proportion as above.
Kid Glov.os
In buying gloves, examine the Angers
closely for broken stitches, if, when the
fingers are stretched, the threads pull
away from the kid, leaving a white
spot, it shows that the skin is tender,
and the gloves will not wear well.
When the kid stretches easily, and
seems elastic, the glove is likely to be
of good quality; but a stiff, unyielding
glove will neither fit well nor last well.
Remarkable Curative -Properties of a
Remedy For Indigestion and
Stomach "Weakness.
Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets, a prepa
ration for the cure of dyspepsia and the
various forms of indigestion and stom
ach trouble, owes its great success as
a cure for these troubles to the fact
that it is prepared for disease and
weakness of the stomach and digestive
organs only, and is not recommended
or, advised for any other disease.
It is not a cure-all, but for any stom
ach trouble it is undoubtedly the saf
est, most sensible remedy that can be
advised with the prospect of a perma
nent cure. It is prepared in tablet
form, pleasant to taste, .composed of
vegetable and .fruit essences, pure pep
sin and Golden Seal, every one of
which act effectively in digesting the
food eaten, thereby resting and invig
orating the weak stomach; rest is na
ture's cure for any disease, but you
can not rest the stomach unless you
put into it something that will do its
work or assist in the digestion of food.
That is exactly what Stuart's Dys
pepsia Tablets do, one grain of the di
gestive principle contained in them
will digest 3,000 grains of meat, eggs
or similar wholesome foods, they will
digest the food whether the stomach is
in working order or not, thereby nour
ishing the body and resting the stom
ach at the same time, and rest and
nourishment is nature's cure for any
In persons run 'down in flesh and
appetite these tablets build up the
strength and increase flesh, because
they digest flesh-forming food which
the weak stomach can' not do, they in
crease the ffow of gastric juice and
prevent fermentation, acidity and sour
watery risings. " '
Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets can be
found at all drug stores at 50 cents
per package.
Do not make tho mistake of solecting a
glove that is too small, as the stretcher
weakens tho stitching and deprives the
skin of its elasticity; besides, the hand
loses its graco of shape and motion
when cramped in a tight glove. Short
fingered gloves are also disfiguring,
and are certain to break between the
fingers before they are half worn out.
Caring for Kid Gloves
The life of a kid glove depends large
ly upon the manner in which it is first
drawn on. The hand should be dry
and cool, and if there is any perspira
tion, the fingers should be well pow
dered. The fingers should first be well
worked on, the thumb being left until
the fingers are fully in place; then,
having inserted the thumb, place the
elbow on the knee and work the glove
down smoothly. Button the second
button first, and then the others, leav
ing the first button until the last. This
method of buttoning will greatly im
prove the appearance and fit of the
glove and increase its durability. The
greatest strain is obviously upon the
first button, but when this i3 partially
relieved by fastening the others, the
danger of drawing tho seams, tearing
the kid or enlarging the button holes
is considerably lessened. In removing
the glove, never begin at the tips of the
fingers to pull them off, but turn back
tho wrists and draw the gloves off
wrong side out. Before putting them
away, turn right side out and smooth
them lengthwise. Rolling them up
into a wad or drawing one inside of
the other will ruin the best of gloves,
as they lose their shape, and the mois
ture absorbed from the hand will dry
slowly, making the leather stiff and
hard. Strips of canton flannel laid
between gloves are beneficial.
Soiled Gloves
If glove's are badly soiled, it is best
to' send them to a professional scourer,
if they are worth it; if but slightly
soiled, rubbing in dry corn meal will
clean them. Washing in gasoline is
recommended, but this is apt to take
tho finish or dressing off, and the
gloves soil much quicker afterwards.
When black kid gloves become rusty
about the fingers, they may be parti
ally restored by adding a few drops of
black ink to a teaspoonful of olive pil-
and applying with a feather or camel's
hair brush. Or good liquid blacking
may be tried. For-mending kid gloves,
gum tissue is good; apply a piece of
the tissue to the inside of the glove
where a strain is apparent, and it will
strengthen the' skin and prevent an
actual break.
Window-Box Gardening
Great is the capacity of a wooden
box in the way of furnishing spring
relishes Fill a shallow box four or
five inches will do with a rich leaf
mold rendered loose and pliable by
having sand worked into it, and in U1I3
plant lettuce seeds; in another like it,
radish seeds; in still another, tomato
and egg-plant seeds. Give the soil a
good wetting, and, unless the room is
very dry, they will need but little more
water until the little plants appear.
Set them in a sunny window, and lay
a piece of flannel, dipped in water, over
them. This flannel may be sprinkled
every morning, to keep it wet. When
the plants begin to appear, the flan
nel must be removed, and the soil in
the boxes kept moist by use of the
sprinkling can. Have other similar
boxes ready, and mix with the leaf
mold "less sand and more good garden
soil, having the boxes deeper, also.
When the plants are large enough to
transplant, set them in the larger boxes
about two inches apart, watering them
well and shading them from tho mm
until they straighten up, thon givo
them plenty of water and sunshine,
and they will do flno. Tho surplus
plants may bo left in tho first boxes
and, as they got large enough, used for
tho table, thus thinning them out and
giving them a chance to grow, also.
The soil must be quite rich, to insure
the best resulta.
If care is .taken to keep tho soil
moist and warm and in good light, one
can have quite nico little messes of
green things long before the ground
outside will grow anything. When the
garden patch can be worked, the
ground should bo well enriched with
old manure, and the soil spaded deeply
and pulverized, and the tomato, egg
plant and lettuce .plants should bo
strong and thrifty, and may be trans
planted without tho least stunting or
dwarfing. Tho large plants of lettuce
will grow and make flno heads after
cutting off the large leaves ana plant
ing the root and crown. The lettuce
plants may be set two or three Inches
apart, and thinned as they cover tho
A Mlco Wrxy to Drvrn
To fill in the worn places in the
knees of children's stockings, trim the
worn place out square, as If to set in
a 'patch; take a long yarn in your
darning needle and, commencing back
from the edge, run across tlie opening,
back and forth, until done crosswise,
then, with another strand of yarn, take
up the first lengthwise, beginning back
from tho edge, and work a chain of
button hole stitches to the other side,
taking in one thread of the crosswise
warp each time. Be sure to take up
the original stitches at each end of the
hole. This is a neat way to fill in worn
out finger tips in gloves, and thumbs
in mittens.
Contributed Recipes
Celery Tops. An excellent way to
utilize tho green portions and delicate
leaves of celery, when one has not
soup or salad in which to use it, is to
wash -it thoroughly, cut it in pieces
about three-fourths of an inch long and
put it in a saucepan with a little water
to boil, letting it simmer for an hour
and a half or two hours, adding a pinch
of salt; let the water boil nearly out,
then add a little eream, a small piece
of butter and a little flour or corn
starch wet with water. The corn starch
is much more delicate, though some
prefer flour. When done, this should
bo like a thick batter; slices of toast
may bo prepared and the hot celery
put upon them, a largo spoonful to a
slice. A tiny bit of butter and the
least possible dash of pepper may be
added; .then send to the table to be
served immediately.
Spinach and Hcrse-radish Soup.
Wash the spinach and horseradish
leaves carefully, place the picked leaves
of the spinach and the minced horse
radish leaves in a vessel on the stove In
boiling water and cook ten minutes.
When tender, drain, remove from stove
and chop fine. Bo sure to 3ave the
water and replace all in it, adding one
tablespoonful of onion juice, salt and
pepper to taste; mix two tablespoonfuls
of flour into a little cold milk till
creamy, then add this to one quart of
milk; place this in a kettle with the
greens and let it come to the boiling
point, stirring constantly. Add table
spoonful of butter just before remov
ing from the stove; serve with sal tines.
Deaf People Now
Hear Whispers
Listening Machines Invented,
by a Kentuckian.
Invisible, When Worn, but Act
Like Eye-Glasses.
Furniture Polish
For "Subscriber" and others: To pol
Ish the piano and remove the bluish
color caused by the action of' the damp
air, apply a drop or two of sweet oil,
and rub the surface thoroughly with
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Ever ooo n pair of Listening Machines?
Thoy mako Uio Deaf hoar distinctly.
Thoy aro eo aof t lu Uio oars ono can 1 toll thoy
aro wearing thorn.
And, no ono clno can toll olthor, hocauso thor
aro out of Bight whon worn. WIIhoii'h Ear Drums nro
to weak hearing what apcctack-H nro to wouk sight.
Hocauso, thoy aro Hound-magnlllora, Just aa
glasses aro elgbtmagnlflorfl.
They rot tho Ear Norvos by taking tho otraln off
thorn tho etruln of trying to hear dim sounds. Thoy
can bo nut Into tho earn, or taken out, In a minulo,
ast as comfortably as epoctaclos can bo put on and oft.
And, thoy can ho worn for wooknat n tlrao, bo
cause thoy aro vonttlatou, and so soft
In tho oar holes thoy arc not
felt ovon whon tho head recta
on tho pillow. Theyalsopro
toct any raw Innor parts of
Iho oar from wind, or cold,
duHt, or suddon and plorclng
Thceo llttlo telephones
mako It as easy for a Deaf
person to hear
wouk sounds as
jpoclaclco mako
It easy to road
In print. And,
(ho longer ono
wears thorn tho
hotter his hoar
Ing grows, bo
causo thoy rati
nn.nnil Btrfititm. -i
en, the oarnorvos. Torosta 0 (l
aoak oar 'join straining is 0,(10
iio4ruiHinn h turuiueu wrist
from working. v "
Wilson's Ear Drums rest tho Ear
Nerves by making tho sounds louder,
so It is easy to understand without
trying and straining. Tiioy mako
Doaf pooplo choorful and comfortable, bocauso
such pooplo can talk with tholr friends without the
frlonds having to about back at thom. Thoy can hoar
without straining, it is tho straining (hat puto such
a quoor, anxious look on tho faco of a doaf person.
Wilson's Ear Drums mako all (ho sound strike
bard on tho center of tho human oar drum. Instead
of preadlng it woakly all ovor tho surface. It
thus makes tho cantor of tho human ear dram
vibrate ton times as much aa if tho natno sound struck
tho whole drum head. It is thia vibration of tho oar
drum that carries sound to tho hearing Nerves.
When wo mako the drum vibrato ton times as much
wo make tho sound ton tlmos aa loud and ten time
aa easy to understand.
This is why people who had not In years "heard
clock strike can now hear that samo clock lick any
whoro in tho room, whllo wearing Wilson's Ear
Doafnoss, from any caaeo, caracho, buzzing
poises in tho head, raw and running oars, broken
oardrums, and othor our troubles, aro relieved and
cured (oven aftor Ear Doctors havo given up the
cases), by tho uso of theeo comfortable little ear
rosters and Hound-magnlllors.
A sensible book, about Deufneflfl, tells bow they
aro mado, and has printed in it lettors from ban
dreds of pooplo who aro ublng them.
Qlorgymen, Lawyers, Physicians, Telegraph
Operators, Trainmen, Workors in Boiler Shops and
Foundries four hundred people of all ranks who
wero Doaf, tell their experience in this froo book.
Thoy tell how tholr hearing was brought back to
them almost instantly, by tho proper uso of Wilson's
Ear Drums.
Somo of Ihoso vory pooplo may livo near yon,
and bo well known to you. What thoy huvo to say la
mighty strong proof.
This book has been tho means olTraaklng 320,000
Deaf pcoplo hoar again. It will bo mailed freo to yon
If yon raoroly wrlto a post card for it today. Don't
put off getting back your hearing. Writo now, whilt
you think of it. Got tho free book of proof.
Writ for it today to tho Wilson Ear Drum Co.
UQ Todd Building, Louisville, Ky.
a bit of clean, soft chamois skin. A
good furniture polish is made of one
scant ounce of linseed oil, a full ounce
of turpentine and Jhree-fourths ounce
of cider vinegar. Shake until thor
oughly mixed. Rub a little on the fur
niture and allow it to stand several
minutes, then polish well with a soft,
dry cloth. In using any polish, there
must be thorough, hard rubbing, in or
der to bring out the polish. All greasy
feeling should be rubbed into the wood,
else, the oil will only be a dust-gatherer,
and the last state will be worso
than tho first.