The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923, March 23, 1906, Page 8, Image 8

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    The Commoner.
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Unseen, Yet Loved
Slov us J journey on from day to day,
I como on other wanderers in my
Somo Had, sonic singing; somo in
bitter wrath;
And some walk with mo but a little
Not very far. Perhaps wc see
That one step moves too slow, and
ono too fast;
Somo I have overtaken; others, I
have passed.
And somo thorg were who would not
wait for mo.
Somo touch my path but once. Across
the lawn
I hear a footstep; wo shall almost
Alas, wo may not more than greet!
A nod, u pleasant word; my friend
Is gone.
JIow many thousand friends there aro
whoso lot
Keeps thorn outside my path for
life's short while!
But through the distance and the
darkness I can smile
For I can love them, though I see
thorn not.
. Selected.
or of growing girls and boys, the
young folks gradually fall into tho
Hamo habits, through unconscious Im
itation, and it Is too often the case
that, when tho mother realizes (if
she ever does) her mistake, and sees
to what it is leading, she Is In a
measure powerless to undo the mis
chief, as her children have lost re
spect for her judgment In such matters.
Social Chat
. A woman should not only regard
it as a privilege, but as a du(.y which
she owes to herself and her associates,
to make as pleasing a picture of her
teolf as possible. In order to appear
well, a woman must give some thought
and study to tho becomlngness and
suitability to nor years and to the
wear for which it is intended, of the
garment sho prepares. Women, while
young, aro not apt to slight this duty,
but as they grow older tho majority
of them drift into indifference, until,
almost unconsciously, I hey acquire
not only careless, but too often, slov
enly habits of person and apparel.
Often, under a misguided Idea of
economy and lack of time, a woman
Bottles down to wearing ill-fitting
uressos, shabby wraps, rusty hats and
frazzled gloves, while she discards
neckwear as altogether liniinnnnnnrv
to hor toilet; especially do women
got tins nabit who stay at home,
thinking it their duty to wear the
chain of domestic drudgery so tho
husband and children may have the
clothes and the spending money with
which to enjoy themselves. Anything
will do for hor, sho thinks, and thoy
got to thinking so, loo. Too often
such a woman drifts into habits of
untidiness which are positively dis
reputable, and of which she seems ut
orly unconscious, though they render
her absolutely offensive to the eyes
of her more wide-awako friends.
,T,ll8f ls a woeful mistake, as It robs
her of her one attraction at a time
when her youth Is gradually fading
away, and sho looks old and spiritless
and unattractive when sho should bo
In her prime. Her friends soon take
her at hor own valuation, and, though
hoy may not bo positively ashamed,
they certainly nro nf ,.r,i i '
Her family unconsciously let her drift
out of their affairs, except as a neces
sary part of tho home machinery, tak
ing, her self-denial ns a matter if
course, losing all pride and Interest
in her, Then, too, if she be the moth.
AN OLDANnWRl.T.Tniwn .,,.
tutblng Hhoulrt alnaysbo used8 KhlfdroS'te
leothlnr. Itsoftens tnoguina. allays all "?
wind colic and Is tho bos "remedy fWirrK"
Twenty-OTocentsa bottle. 7 rrhce.
To bo well and becomingly dressed
does not necessarily meyn a large out- f
lay of either time or money; neither
does it call for, the latest "creation"
of style or material. Often, the simp
lest and most inexpensive materials,
mado up with regard to tho suitable
ness of style, color and fabric, adap
tation to the figure and to the age,
aro the most becoming and effective.
A simple five-cent calico or lawn can
bo made into a very dressy and be
coming garment, while a bit of lace
or llnon about tho neck, and a touch
of color at the throat, combined with
dainty personal cleanliness, will make
the plainest of women attractive. Do
not bo in too big, a hurry to "dress
according to your age," for ono will
grow old fast enough, and it is just
as well to hang on to a remnant of
youth as long as one can, even If one
has to resort to simple artificial means
to accomplish it. Personal cleanli
ness is an adjunct to good looks above
everything else, and a woman should
give proper attention to this feature.
It is. all nonsense for a wonian to
claim that she is "too old," or too
poor, or too overworked to care for
her personal appearance. She should
resolve not to grow old; not to be
too poor to use soap and water and
a wash rag, or an emollient for the
cleansing of the face, neck and hands,
or for the proper dressing of her hair.
Sho should take, as her right, a few
minutes every day in which to prop
erly attend to her toilet, and learn to
regard a pleasing personal appear
ance as much of a necessity as the
getting up of the family meals. This
duty she owes to herself.
It is not so much what "others say"
about us that should influence us; we
should approve of ourselves. Deny it
as one may, a becomingly-dressed
woman irresistibly compels our atten
tion and commands our respect, be
she young or old, and neatness of
person and apparel is a passport into
refined society. We Instinctively pay
homage to a wonian who respects
Herself. Moreover "looks" have a
moral and spiritual effect upon one,
and tho woman who knows she is
pleasant to look at feels pleasant, and
is pleasant, because In attracting ap
proving attention from others, she
feels respect for herself which noth
ing but tho assurance that she "looks
well" can ever give her.
Cleaning Garments
If one has n iiiMr io ... i,..i
looks very stringy and limp, let her
try the following mtv,,i V' . "
atlng it: Rip it up and wash it in
gasoline and dry; then proceed as
follows: Carefully iron each piece on
fSLWr?ng 8id0' Pulling ifc int ahapS
then place over it a damp cloth and
iron until the cloth is nearly dry? Re
move the cloth and Iron until aX
dry. It will then be as crisp as when
now. Always darn any torn places
before washing it, ana remember tliat
gasoline must not be used in a room
wheree there is the least light? S
. For cleaning dainty silks or crepe
waists without ripping, place several
quarts of gasoline in a clean bowl
or jar; place the soiled garment in
it and gently squeeze and work until
the soiled spots are gone. It is a
good way to mark tho soiled spots
before washing, by tacking a basting
thread in them. When clean, rinse
in clean gasoline. Do not be sparing
of the gasoline, and if the rinse looks
dirty, rinse it again in clean fluid.
Squeeze out all the gasoline you can,
but do not wring, and then hang the
garment out to dry. As it dries (the
gasoline evaporates), carefully pull
tho trimming into place. Let it hang
until the smell of the fluid is about
all gone. Tho gasoline should be
left to settle and the clear gasoline
poured off for use again; but it should
not be used for white goods. For
cleaning ribbons, the ribbons may be
placed in a fruit jar with the gaso
line, well Bhaken until clean, rinsed,
and then wrapped around a bottle to
dry smooth.
I tho tonuo and the small Tinf nr .n
i u.v . v, TIV71JU
exclusively. The close-fitting toque in
felt, beaver and the chenille braids is
adapted for every-day wear and for
dressier occasions; the smaller size is
worn made in silks, jets, tulle and
laces. An irregular line across ho
front of a toque is much more becom
ing to the elderly woman than is a
severe outline above the face. Ladies
Home Journal.
Recipes Wanted
"T. W." wants recipes for making
Chili Con Carne and tamales like the
Mexicans make them. The recipe
here given may not be what is wanted
but if not, I hope some one may sup
ply them.
Chili Con Carne. Take a common
sized soup bone and boil until the
meat is perfectly tender. Remove the
meat from the kettle, strain the stock
and return it to the stove to boil. Pick
and chop the meat flno and return
to tne boiling stock. There must be
enough stock to well cover the meat,
and if necessary, water must be added.
Let boll up, and add chili pepper
(which comes in small tin boxes) un
til the soup is red. If this is too
much, use less. Salt to taste and
serve hot.
"Hot Tamales." Use either beef or
chicken. Boil until tender; salt to
taste; if chicken, cut the meat from
the bones, discarding all fat and skin;
chop as fine as possible; grinding is
better. Seed and parboil a pint of
chill peppers; cool; add half a pod of
garlic and chop fine; scald a pint of
corn meal with a cupful of the water
in which the meat was boiled. It may
take more than a cupful, but the meal
should not be mushy, but just wet
through. There should be two pounds
of the .chicken or beef, chopped fine.
Cut some corn husks into pieces 4xG
Inches, and put on them a layer of
the mush first, then a layer of meat,
a tablespoonful for each; roll the
shuck, making three turns, fold in
the ends and tie carefully. Lay in a
steamer and steam two hours and
serve hot. It may require a little
pi notice before one can fold them
To clean old oak, whether furniture
or paneling dust it thoroughly and
then wash it with warm beer, using a
bo SZh f01: CarvhlgS' MeaSw-Si
boll together two quarts of beer one
ounce of beeswax and one ounce of
moist brown sugar until the wax and
sugar are perfectly dissolved ThSn
apply this with a large loft brush
and when quite dry, rub if nnn
bright with clean, soft clo hs Some
people, after washing with the tS?r
when dry polish it with a cloth sS
ly sprinkled with paraffin oil; g
Headwear for an Olrf i a..
The bonnet has completely dtain
Try this for the complexion, as well
as for the general health: Every
morning, take a pint of hot water,
squeeze into it the juice of one lemon
and season with a half teaspqonful of
salt. Drink slowly half an hour be
fore breakfast, every morning for two
weeks; keep this up for three months,
every alternate two weeks, and it will
clear the complexion, clean a coated
tongue, tone up the stomach and act
directly on a torpid liver, without in
juring the health, as the use of strong
cathartics or quantities of "liver"
medicine would do. Ex.
About Women v T
(From otir Exchanges.)
Julia Ward Howe is 87 years old,
but is as interested as ever in 'the
questions of the day, and declares
that one is never too old to love and
Work for the best and truest things
of life.
Mrs. Paul Kennedy of San Francisco
is the third daughter of Robert Tyler,
a son of ex-President Tyler. She has
considerable literary talent, and has
contributed, under an assumed name,
to many of our leading magazines!
In Siam, they have no unmarried
women. When girls reach a certain
age, and are still unmarried, tiiey'are
turned over to the king. He goes
through the prisons and finds a m&n,
and offers him his liberty if her will
marry the girl, and thus, finally, all
girls are paired off. (Perhaps this is
not true.)
It is interesting torecallthe names
of the splendid women who have .done
so much for the 'people of this.' cen
tury without being either wives "or
mothers." Among them, we find Flor
ence Nightengale, Susan B. Anthony,
Frances Willard, Clara Barton, Har
riet Martineau, Frances Cobbe, Mary
Lyon and Jane Addams.
Not only women who are interested
in the suffrage question, but thou
sands of others are preparing to hon
or Susan B. Anthony upon the anni
versary of her birthday, February 15,
when she will be 86 years old. The
celebration will take place at tne
Church of Our Father, in Washington,
D, u,
Mrs. Ann Gridley, mother of the
captain to whom Dewey said, at "Ma
nila, "You may fire when ready," is
among the clerks in the land office
at Washington. She is the widow of
a. gallant naval officer who was killed
in the fight between the Monitor and
the Merrimac, during the Civil war.
For forty years she has worked faith
fully at her desk, and she says she
will keep on working until she is a
hundred. "
Requested Recipes j
Graham twists are tnade of. three
or four parts of graham flour to one
part sweet cream. Whole wheat flour
may be substituted. Sift the graham
flour, and, if very coarse add half
white flour; have flour cold and in
a basin; have cream cold and, drop
ping into the flour, stir briskly with,
a fork, allowing no wet pools to form.
This should make a very stiff dough
which should not stick to the board
while being kneaded one-half hour, or
until a piece will give a snapping
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