The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923, May 26, 1905, Page 11, Image 11

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The Commoner.
MAT 26, 1905
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In their composition being best. Fruit
should not bo neglected. At first
one's family may balk a little at some
of these plain, coarse dishes, and
there may be cases where delicate
stomachs will rebel, but as a rule peo
ple with normal appetites will pre
fer this kind of diet. Farm and Fireside.
How to Keep Clean
Now that spring has actually come,
we are delighted to put away our
heavy winter garments, and array our
selves in lighter and fresher apparel.
But in order to preserve their fresh
ness and neat appearance, it is neces
sary to exercise considerable care.
Skirts that clear the ground are the
best possible' wear for all women,
more especially for those who, from
necessity or preference, spend much
of their time out of doors. For the
sake of health as well as cleanliness,
no woman should wear a trailing
gown in the street. The bare idea
of sweeping up the dust and filth, with
their attendant germs, from the
streets, and carrying them into our
houses on the edge of our skirts, is
disgusting in the extreme. It is a
good rule to take off your skirt im
mediately on entering your home,
give it a thorough shaking outside
the door, and also a good brushing
with a whisk broom, before hanging it
up. The skirt should also be looked
over carefully, before putting it away,
and if there is a spot on it use a lit
tle gasoline or ammonia and water
to remove it. If the material is deli
cate, grease-spots may be removed
by rubbing some French chalk over
them, allowing it to remain until the
grease is absorbed.
A coat should never be hung up by
the strap at the neck, or it will be
drawn out of shape across the shoul
ders. Shirt-waists ajtti bodices should
be well aired after wearing, before
being put away. Boots should .be re
moved on entering the house, and
wiped clean with a soft cloth to re
move all dust. A change of shoes is
a rest for tired feet. Shoes harden,
if the dust is left on them. Hats
DAME NATURE HINTS
When the Food is Not Suited
When Nature gives her signal that
something is wrong it is generally with
the food; the old Dame is always faith
ful and one should act at once.
To put off the change is to risk that
which may be irreparable. An Arizona
man says:
"For years I could not safely eat any
breakfast. I tried all kinds of break
fast foods, but they were all soft,
starchy messes, which gave me dis
tressing headaches. I drank strong
coffee, too, which appeared to benefit
me at the time, but added to the head
aches afterwards. Toast and coffee
were no better, for I found the toast
very constipating.
"A friend persuaded me to quit the
old coffee and the starchy breakfast
foods, and use Postum Coffee and
Grape-Nuts instead. I shall never re
gret taking his advice. I began using
them three months ago.
"The change they have worked in
me is wonderful. I now have not moro
of the distressing sensations in my
stomach after eating, and I never have
any headaches. I have gained 12
pounds in weight and feel better in
every way. Grape-Nuts make a deli
cious as well as a nutritious dish, and
I find that Postum Coffee is easily di
gested and never produces dyspepsia
symptoms."
Name given by Postum Co., Battle
Creek, Mich.
There's a reason. ,,.
Get the little book, li'The Road' to
Wellville," in each pkg. "
should also receive a good brushing
before putting away. Many women,
otherwise very particular as to neat
ness, neglect to brush their hats, and
leave them with an accumulatiou jf
dust which quite disfigures them. It
Is essential for every woman who
wishes to make a neat appearance, to
pay attention to these details.
Query Box
Housewife If the paint is fresh,
rub well with a cloth saturated with
turpentine, then wash in soap suds.
Busy Bess. A worker in metals
is authority for the statement that
an ormolu clock may be cleaned at
home, by applying with a soft brush
a thin paste made of ammonia and
whiting mixed.
L. H. For the iron rust saturate
the spots with lemon juice; have wa
ter in the teakettle boiling briskly,
hold the spots over the spout, and
the rust will soon disappear.
Mrs. G. B. For home-made baking
powder, taken twenty ounces cream of
tartar, nine ounces soda, one package
cornstarch (common size), sift to
gether several times, and bottle up
in glass -fruit jars or baking powder
tins.
D. J. B. To get rid of the red ants,
try this:- Spread a little lime in their
runways, and they will suddenly dis
appear. Or, simply make a chalk
mark around rug or box, or lard jar,
or whatever they bother. They will
not cross a chalk lino if they can
possibly help it.
L. S. This is perhaps what you
want for lemon ice: To a heaping
teaspoonful of gelatine dissolved in
two gills of cold water, add one quart
of boiling water, twelve ounces of
sugar, and the strained juice of eight
lemons; mix thoroughly, strain and
freeze.
Mrs. Emma S. Perhaps this is the
recipe you want. It is said to Uo
quite satisfactory: Take two quarts
of wheat bran, one quart cornmeal,
and one cup New Orleans molasses;
mix all together and brown in the
oven, until it is a nice brown. Make
it the same as you do store coffee.
D. R. For any accidental cut with
glass, rust iron, or nail driven into
the foot, this recipe Is one of the very
best. It is claimed that it will pre
vent lockjaw, but I know it soothes
and cures the wound: Take a raw
red beet, and cut it in half; scrape
or mash it into a pulp, and apply it
to the wound, and also to the palms
of the hands, binding it on like a
poultice. It draws the poison out and
prevents it from spreading.
M. F. Here is a method highly
recommended for dry-cleaning hair
brushes: Take the brush by the
handle, and strike gently but firmty
the whole face of the bristles on a
board or other smooth surface. After
twenty-five strokes, you will find that
the dirt has nearly all gone, and the
"wooly" stuff that gathers at the base
of the bristles has come down to the
ends, where a comb will quickly re
move it. Keep this up until the brush
is clean. This does no harm to the
brush.
"The Social Glass
"Girls, never, never, never, nb mat
ter what the circumstances may be,
or what your companions may be do
ing, allow yourself to be persuaded
to partake of any spirituous liquor 3.
It may seem innocent enough to you
to indulge along with a crowd of
friends in a glass of wine or beer
but do not do it. It is not right. It
is the beginning, in every case, of
something you will be sure to regret
in later years. If you allow yourself
to be over-persuaded, you will find,
right away, that .you will talk too
much, "and say- a number of things
you will be sorry for the next day.
Then, too, it will inako your face
red and shiny, and every girl, no mat
ter how liberal minded sho may bo,
wants, to make the very best appear
ance possiblo; and if for nothing elso
than the effect it will havo upon her
personal appearance, the prudent girl
will let liquor strictly alone. If you
drink liquor with a man it is as cer
tain to follow as that the night fol
lows the day that he will immediately
get familiar with you, or at least at
tempt to do so. It may bo only a
shado of familiarity that is attempted,
but it will make you blush with shame
to feel that you have placed yourself
in a position that makes such a
thing possible. Drink not only makes
people disagreeable and quarrelsome,
but it also destroys a girl's charm In
the eyes of her men acquaintances.
They may not tell you so they may
not even show It, and you will per
haps think they feel the samo toward
you as they always did but they will
not. The fine bloctn will have been
rubbed off from the fruit, and thoy
are sure to rate you somewhat lower
than they did before your indiscretion.
A man who really has any regard for
you, would knock down any one who
proposed such a thing. Inter Ocean.
For the Sewing Room
In the course of your spring and
summer renovation, put away in
moth-proof storage all still-serviceable
cast-off wootan underwear, and
the good parts cut from others, to
bo used as "cut-downs" and patches
for next fall. These will servo as
"go-between" garments until the
weather is cold enough to put on the
new and thicker flannels.
It is a good idea to classify one's
work, cutting out and makinc un as
far as possiblo all of each kind of
garments at hand, thus doinc while all
measurements are fresh in the mind.
All the skirts may bo cut at once,
and blouses and waists similarly
treated, and made up as fast as pos
sible. When the children's little muslin
drawers wear out, as they always do
in the seat, take the fronts of two
pairs of similar size, sew around the
curved seam as usual, and up the
sides to the vents; rip off the trim
ming that is the same on both half
legs, and sew in its place that ripped
from the discarded half, and already
on one pair of halves being used.
The result, with no more expenditure
of time, will be a whole garment
rather than two patched ones, which
will wear and look better than
patches.
Contributed Recipes
Garden Greens. Pick over carefully
fresh, tender beet,tops, a few tender
horse-radish leaves, turnip,tops, and
the thinnings of the cabbage-bed; boil
in slightly salted water until tender;
drain and season with butter and pep
per, and serve hot with vinegar.
Spinach greens may be cooked as
above, and served with vinegar,
lemon, or salad dressing; or It may
bo cooked with a piece of nice salt
pork.
Green Peas. Stew until tender, one
quart of peas in a very little water,
leaving the vessel open; without
draining, add a teaspoonful of flour,
mixed smooth with a teaspoonful of
butter; season with salt and pepper,
and serve hot. Small new potatoes
or asparagus may be served with the
peas.
Fish Salad. Take any fish left from
dinner, and four times as much pota
toes as you havo fish. Grind all to
gether as you would for hash; put a
little butter in a skillet and heat the
mixture; take a large platter, place
on it some lettuce leaves, a spoonful
of hash to each leaf, garnish with
sliced hard-boiled eggs, and pour over
it a nice salad dressing.
- Salad Dressing. Mix: scant half tea
spoonful oach of salt and mustard
with ono largo table-spoonful of
sugar; add ono egg slightly boaten,
two and a half table-spoon fills mcltod
butter, throQ-fourths cup of cream.
Heat and add slowly one-fourth cup
vinegar, and cook until it thickens.
Sorvo cold.
Kraut Dumpling. Boll a plcco of
bacon about threo inches squaro, till
done, add a quart of sauor-kraut, and
cook half an hour. Take up tho moat,
and add moro boiling water. For tho
dumplings, two teacups sour milk,
and ono level tea-spoonful of soda.
Mix to a very stiff batter with flour.
With a spoon cut off llttlo bits of tho
batter, and drop into tho soup.
Fads and Fancleo ' '
A few yoars ago when the germ
theory camo upon up like a flood, it
was decided that all milk to be fed
to Infants must bo either pasteurized
or sterilized. Podiatrists are now re
ceding from this position, thcro be
ing a wide and increasing impression
based upon observation, that a diet
of milk that has been subjected to
heat In this manner is liable to pro
duce rickets, pot-belly, sweating,
flabby muscles, cranlotables and rest
lessness at night. Fresh, puroraw
cow's milk is once more in the ascend
ent. People havo no fault to find with
breakfast foods, excopt tho high
prices and extravagant claims made
for their nutritive values. They are
no moro nutritious than tho wheat,
corn, oats, or rico from which thoy
aro made; nor are thoy any moro
healthful. Tho claim of predigcstlon
made for nearly all 'the foods was
found, says the Michigan Experiment
Bulletin, to havo a very limited
foundation of fact. The chief ad
vantage if not tho only one, of pre
pared breakfast foods, is their pala
tabllity, and that Is tho real cause
of their enormous consumption, and
for thla tho consumer pays a high
price. Breakfast foods are costly, but
not fraudulent, although this last can
scarcely bo said of tho means used
to create a demand for them. Tho
raw material, worked up properly at
homo, Is just as nutritive and far
less straining on the pocket-book.
Coffee enthusiasts will find justifi
cation for their much-maligned favo
rite beverage in tho work of two
American investigators, who have
published their work In the American
Medical Journal. These original
workers have been experimenting to
determine the antiseptic qualities of
coffee infusions. Thoy find that a
ten per cent infusion prevented tho
growth of micro-organisms, such as
typhoid and anthrax bacilli, etc. If
they aro correct in this contention it
would seem that coffee drinkers
should be immune in a large measure
from those diseases due to infection
of the alimentary tract. The germi
cidal properties of coffee are sur
prising. It was found that ground
coffee well mixed with the yolks and
whites of eggs, and with chopped
beef, prevented decomposition. Some
observing housewife may dispute this
from her observation that coffee In
fusions exposed to the air for some
time often become covered with
mould; but closer Investigation will
disclose the fact that, while this may
happen, the infusion itself never be
comes sour or turbid, through bacte
rial development.
THE PECULIAR MOTION
of railway cars cause many to suffer
from dizziness, sick stomach and head
ache car sickness. This very annoy
ing" trouble Is always cured by taking
Dr. Miles Anti-Pain Pills, the "Llttlo
Comforters." They relieve the pain, '
and soothe the nerves so that all un- !
pleasant sensations disappear like magic, ;
First package benefits, or money back.
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