The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923, July 13, 1906, Page 11, Image 11

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    JULY -13, 1906
tPhe Commoner.
same width and' double, made in- ,tlia
name way, long enough to go around
over the clothes and between the lit
tle legs, and button on the waist
piece at the back. The harness fast
ens at the back. Then take two
strips twenty inches long, double and
Btitch, and sew at upper edge one end
of each strip on the front side and
one each on the back of where the
arras will come, for suspenders. Next
get a stout stick about twenty inches
long, cut a notch Qn each end and
one in the center;, tie one end o a
etout cord or small rope at each end
of the stick and the other end of cord
in the center of the suspender; tie
another cord around the center of the
stick and fasten to the spring of the
jumper. Be sure all ia strongly fas
tened. Do not leave the baby in the
jumper until fatigued. Ex.
A "Baby Pen"
During the hot weather, a mother
will often wish to do her work on
a cool porch, or under the trees, and
baby must go with her. In order to
have the baby perfectly safe, com
fortable, and yet able to get about,
get a piece of poultry fencing (not
too wide), tack it onto a light frame
of suitable size, lay a strip of car
pet, or an old quilt, on the floor or
grass and set the frame over this.
Set the baby inside of this pen, pile
his playthings about him, and he can
see mamma, talk to her, and yet be
safely out of the way of the often
hurrying feet, and not able to stray
away into trouble. "When tired, he
can lie down and take his nap. To
protect him from flies, a piece of
mosquito netting can be draped about
the frame; or a frame may be cov
ered with screen wire, such as is used
for doors and windows; but in that
case, the frame should be high enough
ho that a walking baby may stand up
right without his head coming in
contact' with the wire netting over
head. Such a 'pen''.i5an' be used in-
Now Gets Along Without It
A physician says'. "Until last fall
I used to eat meat fcr my breakfast
and suffered with indigestion until
the meat had passed from the stom
ach. "Last fall I began the use of Grape
Nuts for breakfast and very soon
found I could do without meat, for
my body got all the nourishment
necessary from the Grape-Nuts and
eince then I have not had any indi
gestion and am feeling better and
have increased in weight.
VSince finding the benefit I derived
from Grape-Nuts I have prescribed the
fqod for all of my patients suffering
from indigestion or over-feeding and
also for those recovering from disease
where I want a food easy to take and
certain to digest and which will not
overtax the stomach.
"I always find the results I look for
when I prescribe Grape-Nuts. For
ethical reasons please omit my name."
Name given by mail by Postum Co.,
Battle Creek, Mich.
The reason for the wonderful
amount of nutriment, and the easy di
gestion of Grape-Nuts is not hard to
In the first place, the starchy part
of the. wheat and barley goes through
various processes of cooking, to per
fectly change the starch into Dext-
rose or Post Sugar, in which state it
is ready to be easily absorbed by the
blood. The parts in the wheat and
barley which Nature can make use
of for rebuilding brain and nerve cen
ters are retained in this remarkable
food, , and thus the human body is
sunnlied with the powerful strength
producers so easily noticed after one
has eaten Grape-Nuts each day for a
week or ten days. "There's a reason."
.Get, the little book, "The Road to
Wollville," in pltgs,
doors; to the great comfort of the
mother, as well as of the baby.
Canning Without Cooking
It is claimed that rhubarb, goose
berries, and several other kinds of
tart fruits may be readily kept by
canning them in cold water. Fill the
sterilized jars with the fruit, pressing
in well, then set under a spout of
running water, letting the water fill
In until every air-bubble" is expelled,
then seal perfectly air-tight, as in
other canning. Rhubarb may be put
into a wooden or earthenware vessel
and mashed with a pestle, and
canned in its own juice, being
sure to press the solid parts
well about the liquid. Have the
can absolutely full, so there will
bo no air-bubbles, and then can as
you would in other methods. Sour
fruits, such as gooseberries and rhu
barb keeps better in glass, but they,
as all other fruits, must have the
light excluded by wrapping the jar,
or setting in a very, dark place. Many
women work very hard to put up
fruits and vegetables, and lose their
work as well as their fruit by not
giving strict attention to these details.
The "summer .girl" will find that
buttermilk," taken internally, as well
as used externally, will do wonders
for her compexion, as the beauty it
imparts goes much deeper than the
skin. There is no end to the good
things doctors are saying about a
buttermilk diet, and now is the season
when, in most country homes at least,
it is most plentiful and can be taken
without any stomach qualms which
afflict the dwellers in the city, at
thoughts of partaking of the "dairy"
article offered them. The "sure" ar
ticle is a true milk peptone, and of
superior digestibility; a decided lax
ative; valuable in kidney troubles; in
request for diabetes, and in cases of
gastric derangements, being often re
tained when nothing else will stay
with the stomach. For the complex
ion, and for removing "those brown
spots," internal and outward applica
tion are ntrongly advised. For rheu
matism, there is nothing better! for
removing gall-stones, it is highly
recommended, and it should be largely
used where it can be obtained. It
should be sipped slowly; not "gulped
down" iiTlarge quantities at once.
For Packing Shirtwaists
To prevent clean shirtwaists from
getting rumpled or crushed, get a
pasteboard box such as tailors use,
or any large box from the drygoods
store. Cover it smoothly with figured
wall paper, if it is a wooden box (a
cracker box is fine). Samples of wall
paper, or odd ends of rolls may be
had for little or nothing at the wall
paper dealer's. Line the box with
tissue, or soft paper, that has been
crushed in the hands. Put some cot
ton batting (not wadding) under the
paper,;and sprinkle lightly with sachet
powder. In this the waists can be
laid without damaging them.
Is on them, are excellent for dyspep
tics. They should bo oaten without
seasoning, except maybe a little salt.
Lettuce and spinach are excellent
summer foods, easily prepared. Many
things may be prepared while the
breakfast fire lasts, and thus avoid
so much heat in the middle or after
part of the day.
A good substitute for cream for
coffee or fruits may bo prepared in
this way: Beat the whites of two
eggs very stiff, add a tablespoonful of
sugar and one of corn starch, beat
ing well. Then add gradually a cup
ful of cold milk beating steadily until
the milk is all used. Heat another
cupful of milk with a piece of butter
the size of a hickory nut in it, and
when at the boiling point, set on back
of stove and pour in the egg mixture,
beating until smooth, or until the milk
thickens to the consistency of cream.
Strain through a fine sieve and let
Making Mayonnaise Dressing
For some unexplained reason, the
mayonnaise dressing turned out by
many women fails to bo of the creamy
consistency required by epicures, and
after a few attempts, they give up and
buy the "ready made" article, which
is never half so good as the home ar
ticle, properly preparod. The cause
of most of these failures is due to
the fact that a woman becomes tired
of dropping the oil slowly, drop by
drop, and too much is turned in at
one time. To remedy this, use one
of the little medicine droppers which
can be had at any drug store for five
cents, which will drop the oil with
regularity and precision, while the
cook goes on with the beating.
Hot Weather Hints
Don't use any meats that can be
done without, during the hot months,
unless it be home-grown poultry ana
firm-fleshed fish. Any leftovers
-should be used in chilled salads, and
nothing should be eaten cold, or with
out re-heating, but not necessarily re
cooking. Plan to have as few left
overs' as possible, as foods spoil so
soon when the weather Is hot. If
soups are used, let them be thin. Let
pie, cake, and rich puddings give way
to fresh, ripe fruits, ices and delicate
Fresh tomatoes' are anti-billious,
and thus wholesome and healthful,
being used to advantage in many
cases of fever. Fresh tomatoes, gath
ered from the vines before the sun
Query Box
M. S. The book can be had of
any dealer. "Order of your nearest;
if not in stock, he will -get It for
Mrs. J. Olive oil is said to be an
excellent frying medium, improving
flavor, and not scorching so readily.
Eddie. For the sting of bees and
hornets, bathe the parts stung witli
equal parts of salt and soda moistened
with water. "Use plentifully.
Tourist. The Mammoth cave ex
tends nine miles underground, with
avenues and chambers involving a
journey of over 100 miles, The- cave
is lighted artificially. You might like
the trip.
Barefoot. 1Fov the rusty nail
wound, scrape a fresh red beet and
bind the pulp on the wound; when
this dries, bind on another. It will
stop the pain and cure the hurt.
Arborette C. Wholesale druggists
in several large cities tell mo there
are no such chemicals as "formate of
silver" or "urate of gold." Either the
words are a misprint, or the story is
a "fairy-tale."
Sufferer. Sour cream is an excell
ent remedy for sunburn; apply at
any time and let dry on the skin. It
is a silly custom to go without a bon
net or hat, and one that quickly ruins
the complexion permanently.
S. W. C. For information regard
ing the making of cheese, write to
Secretary of Agriculture, Washington,
D. C, asking for printed matter on
the subject. Cheese can be made
from the milk of even one cow, if
there is enough of it.
Erlie. The "unsightly lines about
the eyes" are doubtless caused by the
glare of too strong sunlight; You
should wear either a veil, or a large
sun hat; or better, a pair of shaded
glasses, when you go out into the sun
shine. The glasses should not mag
nify, and will cost ten to twenty cents.
Housewife. To sweeten rancid
lard heat the lard to the same tem
perature as you would use for frying
crullers, and to each gallon of lard,
put ,in three or four raw potatoes,
peeled and sliced. Let the potatoes
cook until brown and brittlo, and your
lord will bo swoot.
ft. L. This is claimed to be an in
fallible remedy for Ivy poisoning you,
might try it; Stir a small lump of
blue vitriol about In a saucer of thick
cream until tho mixturo assumes a
greenish Hugo; this forms a kiud of
salve, and, applied to tho parts af
fected, is said to cure tho most ag
gravat'ng case of ivy poisoning.
, Poultry Fancier. Tho wn'r ",rts
should not cost you moro than fifty
cents a gallon and one gallon should
preserve about flfcy dozen eggb. The
eggs should be put into the solution
as soon as gathered, which should bo
at least once a day. A very low per
cent of the solution will koop tho
eggs fresh for months. Any druggist
can supply you.
Beginner. A vessel which has had
the contents burned in it, unless
cleaned very carefully and thorough
ly, will burn again very easily. An
iron cooking vessel is tho most eco
nomical, and is best for some things,
lasting for years; but is not suitable
for all cooking, and, unless very thin,
takes much heat until started. Porcelain-lined,
agate, or granite waro
are ruined if cracked, roughened by
scraping, or burned, and this Is tho
result of caroless handling. Aluminum
does not find favor with all.
Economy Write to tho department
of agriculture, Washington, D. C for
Farmer's Bulletins Nos. 249 and 255.
They aro botli free.
Mother There are picture books
for children which are practicably
indestructable. Pictures can now'
be had photographed or printed on
strong cloth, and may bo washed and
ironed without damage. The colors,
when any are used, are said to bo
non-poisonous. Photographs aro skill
fully printed on cloth, and may bo
washed and ironed 'without damage.
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