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JANUARY 19, 1906
department of life in our colleges,
where our boys and girls- will be
trained for parenthood. What a grim
comedy we make of life when we
educate them to be artists, musicians,
lawyers and ministers, the while
frantically endeavoring to conceal
from them any knowledge pertaining
to the-primary purpose for which they
were put inlo the world a knowledge
which must rule alL other purposes
of their existence.
For the Toilet
To darken red hair, make an in
fusion of very strong black tea, steep
ing it half an hour; strain, and to ten
ounces of the infusion, add two ounces
of bay rum, and two ounces each of
alcohol and glycerine, shake well,
perfume to suit, and use as a hair
dressing. This is a tonic, also.
The egg shampoo is very beneficial
to dark hair, as the egg-yolk contains
both iron and sulphur; the white con
tains a small quantity of alkali which
unites with the oil of the scalp to form
a lather which cleanses. The whole
egg should be( beaten up with a half
pint of tepid 'water, and, after wet
ting the hair with tepid water, the
egg should be thorough y rubbed into
the scalp, and then rinsed out with
two or three cool waters. This will
darken the hair, and if lighter shades
are preferred, salts of tartar, teaspoon
ful to a half basin of water f-hould
be used instead as a shamnoo. Once
in two or four weeks is often enough
to shampoo the hair,-accDrding to its
needs of cleanliness.
For chapped, or dirty hands, thor-
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oughly rub into the sklu either lord
or vaseline, then wash out with a
pure soap and corn meal. While the
hands are still damp after rinsing
all soap from them, rub in a little
glycerine diluted with equal amount
of soft water. In cleansing under
the nails do not use any-pointed metal,
such as a pinhead, scissors-point, or
the like. Use, instead, an orange
stick or a blunt toothpick, or, after
bathing the hands well, brush tbe
dirt out with a stiff nail brush.
Ammonia should be used but spar
ingly on the hair, as it causes it 10
turn gray or lose cdlor. If the hair
is very oily and heavy, a pinch of
borax or baking soda may be used
in the water in which it is wash 1 1,
to prevent the musty odor. No hair
can look its best unless kept well
brushed, thoroughly combed and kept
clean. Very hot water should never
be used on hair.
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queries to specialist, and will answer
A. S. M. Our public librarian was
unable to find anymentioii of author
of name C. M. S. McOlellan Better
write to Mayor G. B. McClellan him
self, if the matter is of importance
L. K. M., asking for advice on liter
ary matters should have al least sent
address, as an answer would require
too much space for a mere personal
matter. Will be glad to -advise, if ad
dress is sent.
H. L. For mending the cracked
stove, this is recommended Wood
ashes and salt in equal proportions,
reduced to a paste with cold water,
and the cracks filled when tho Etove
is cold. The ashes should be sifted,
and the paste soon hardens.
"Tired Out" About half an hour be
fore dinner, beat a raw, fresh egg
until light, put in a little sugar anu
milk, flavor, if you like, and drink
it down. It wil relieve the faintness
and will not "spoil your dinner."
E f. C. The s'ory or. rortunio anu
his seven servants is a nursery story,
written by tho Countess D'Anolg; it
may be found in dramatized form by
J. R. Planche in Lacy's edition of
acting plays, Vol. 19. Your -book-dealer
will probably get it for you.
Elsie If the meat is boiled fast
over a very hot fire, the fibres will
become hard, jind will not give out
the juices. For soup, it should be
put on in cold water and simmered,
or slowly stewed; this process will
extract the juices and flavor. Bony
pieces are best for soup.
Reader To remove the ink spots
from the book, add one teaspoonful
nf noo.iio. acid to one ounce of lime
water (made as in reply to Mrs. J.
C.,) and apply to the blot, absorbing
the moisture with a bit of blotting
paper when the blot disappears. This
mixture may be kept for future use.
Mrs. J. C Dissolve one pound of
chloride of lime in four quarts of soft
water, shake well together and let
stand twenty-four hours; then care-n.-,-,-
t v.rt nionv UmiWl through.
iuiiy auuiu mo w i -
a clean muslin cloth, and bottle.
Fresh lump lime win uo, u yuu vau
2o,i'fATn make carmine for color
ing sugar or confections, get five cents
worth of carmine at your druggists
and dissolve a pinch of It in soda and
water or ammonia; or it can be dis
solved all at once in alcohol and kept
in a bottle It is nice for colored
SosUng for making "spatter-work-on
white frosting, or for making names
or dates. , ..
Dyspeplic-If the cold water dis
agrees with you, try water of the
temperature of the human body. IJ
should not nauseate you, and is fine
for carrying off bile, removing oh
Suction's in the urinary secre ions
and is stimulating. Drink all the
water you comfortably can. Some
stomachs are smaller than others.
You should know your own capacity.
T. D. For tho destruction of ver
min on the hair, take powdered
cevadilla, one ounce; powdered stave
acre, ono ounce; powdered panby
seeds, ono ounce; powdered tobacco,
one ounce. Mix theso ingredients
thoroughly and rub some of it well
among the roots of the hair, all over
the head, but especially behind" the
ears, in the nape of tho neck, just
before the ears and on the crown.
The cevadilla powder is recommended
alone, and a decoction of tho stave
acre seeds is also good, but poisonous.
Children going to school frequently
get a start of tho vermin, and the
head should be examined regularly.
There are in all communities, somo
ono or more families well stocked
with such things. Somo children
seem "immune," while others readily
"catch" the vile things, even when of
Amalia Expensive perfumes are not
needed to give the' clothing a deli
cate fragrance. There is nothing bet
ter than the Florentine orris root,
which costs ten cents an ounce by
small lots, but can be had for about
a dollar a pound. It has a reasonably
lasting perfume, does not at any time
lose its odor if of first-class quality,
and is the basis of nearly all the ex-
pensive suuuui powueia.
Watermelon Cake Two cupfuls of
white sugar, two-thirds cupful each of
butter and sweet milk, whites of five
eggs, three cupfuls of flour, teaspoon
ful of baking powder; beat the eggs,
sugar, butter and milk together;
sift the flour and baking powder to
gether and 'add to the mixture. Sec
ond part: .One cup of red sugar, half
cup each of butter and sweet milk,
teaspodrtful of baking powder, whites
of five eggs, half pound of nice, large
raisins; beat together in same order
as first part, cut the raisins in halves
the long way and mix them in the
last thing; put half of the first mix
ture into the pan, hollowing it in the
center to receive all of tho red or
second part, which should be suffi
ciently stiff to allow it to be piled up
in a rounded form to represent as
nearly as possible the red core of a
watermelon; cover this neapea-up reu
part with the balance of tho white
part and bake carefully.
Another Two cupfuls of white
sugar, one each of butter and sweet
milk, three and one-half cups of flour,
whites of eight eggs, two teaspoon
fuls of cream tartar and one of soda
aiftflrt several times with the flour.
Red part, one cupful of red sugar,
half cupful of sweet butter, one-third
cupful of sweet milk, two cupfuls of
flour, whites of four eggs, teaspoonful
of cream tartar and half teaspoonful
of soda sifted several times with tho
flour, and one teacupful of largo
raisins. Cream the butter and sugar
together (each part separated mixed )
add slowly the milk; have -lie
whites of the eggs beaten to a a tin.
froth; stir the prepared flo-i Into
4i. ,tvf.ii.o oHrriner until the uatter
is smooth, then stir in the whipped
eggs cut the raisins lengthwise and
stir in last. Use a well-buttered pan
with a tube in it. Fill the white part
around the outer edge of the pan, pil
ing the red part around the tube,
which should be done by two persons,
else the parts are apt to run into each
other The raisins should only be
used 'in the red part, to represent
i nnvnv the red part at the last
with "the white. Bake two hou-fl i in
a slow oven. Cover with a white
Corn Meal Soup-Cut one-half-pound
of castile soap into small pieces; add
r...ri8"miMv fo heln It melt slow
ly on the back of the L range ; when
thoroughly meueu, iul iv"uc' w.rfl
stirring in corn meal until stiff. Re
move from firo and beat until cool,
thou pour into' a shallow tin pan and
mark off into convenient pieces. Let
stand until hard about .a week before
using. When washing tho hands, uso
this soap with lukewarm water, and
rinse off with cold water before dry-
ing. This' will prevent chapping.
Mrs. R. S.
Using Soda Uso ono level teaspoon
ful of soda to one full pint of sour
milk; tho tincups bought for a penny
are just right to measure milk In.
Buttermilk or clabber are equally
good. If eggs are used, a less quan
tity of soda 13. required; if cornmeal,
is used iu. trifle less soda Is needed..
Graham Pancakes Two pints of but
termilk, two level teaspoonf ills of soda
dissolved in the milk, ono teaspoonful
of Halt irrnhnm flour to mnlcn a not.-
too-soft batter. Bake on well-greased
griddle. J. M. G.
Soda Biscuit Buttermilk; one pint;
soda, ono teaspoonful; salt half a
teaspoonful; lard size of a large hen
egg; flour enough to make a soft
dough; salt to be mixed with tho
flour; lard and flour to be well rubbed
together, and wet up with the butter
milk. I. M. J.
Corn Bread Two pinta buttermilk;
two scant teaspoonfuls of soda, tea
spoonful of salt; corn meal to make
a rather stiff douch. The addition of
two or three eggs will improve it.
Bake in well-greased pans, in hot
oven. Josephine M.
Stewed Rabbit (Larded.) Wash the
rabbit well,' cut into quarters and
lard them with strips of bacon; fry
them in sweet lard until a delicate
brown; then put the pieces into a
stew pan with a pint and a half of
good broth (water will do,) a bunch
of savory herbs (to be had at the
butcher's) and a seasoning of salt and
pepper. Simmer gently until the rabbit
is tender, then take out the pieces,
strain the gravy, thicken It with but
ter and flour, bring to a boil, pour
over the rabbit and serve. Garnish
with slices of lemon. M. C. B.
Reformers of many cities met in
Chicago, January 11, one of the pur-,
poses of the meeting being to bar
party politics from municipal elections.
How It Often Happens From Coffee
"I had no idea," writes a Duluth
man, "that it was the coffee I had, been
drinking all my life that was respon
sible for the headaches which were
growing upon me, for the dyspepsia
that no medicines would relieve, and
for the acute nervousness which un
fitted me not only for work but also
for the most ordinary social functions.
v "But at last the truth dawned upon
me I forthwith bade the harmful bev
erage a prompt farewell, ordered In
some Postum and began to use it. .
The good effects of the new food drink .
were apparent within a very few days.
My headaches grew less frequent, and
decreased in violence, my stomach
grew strong and able to digest my
food without distress of any kind, my
nervousness has gone and I am able
to enjoy life with my neighbors and'
sleep soundly o'nights. My physical
strength and nerve power have in
creased so much that I can do'double
the work I used to do, and feel no
undue fatigue afterwards.
"This Improvement set in just as
soon as the old coffee poison had so .
worked out of my system as to UW
the food elements in the Postum tq
get a hold to build 'me .up again. I
cheerfully testify tharft was Postum
and Postum alone that did all this, fox
when I began to drink it I 'throw
physic to the dogs.' " Name given by
Postum Co, Battle Creek, Mich.
mi, ,.' ft vnoenn "Read the famOUS
little book "The Road to Wellville"
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