The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923, July 20, 1906, Page 10, Image 10
p- r,'ifjiJi'nprwifr'T '"IW T( f "P-- g t r w m 'H'M iil K") II. I'll 1,1 '"y 10 The Commoner. rBL.r JT f'mffYlHRites Hb j. iT . VOLUME G, NUMBER 27 Bite, Bite, Bite (With no apologies b A. Tennyson) JBIto, bite bito, Oh my weary framo, O, flea, And I would that my tongue could utter Tho thoughts that arise in me. Oh well for the others at rest, That thoy snore undisturbed away. 1 And well for the fleas. At best I'll ne'er go to sleep 'till day. And the clock ticks merrily on As it strikes in the same old way. But oli, for the bed in my room at home Where I slept clear into the day. 'BILe, bite, bite, I have you at last, O flea; J3ut the tender joy of a nap that's fled, Will' never come back to me. "Rosemary." "In Summer Time" Many of our readers will be enjoy ing a much-needed vacation during the months of July and August, but not all. The major portion of us nsuBt make the best of what fate brings us, and if we try very hard we shall find a "best" side to every condition of life. Because we can not get out of the treadmill need not dismay us. Our heads can still be among the clouds, and even a treadmill can be stopped sometimes. These hot, mid summer days bring a breathing spell to most of us; the spring work is all done, and Nature is perfecting lfer be ginnings and preparing for her har vest. Although the season of reap ing is already at our door, there- are yet many moments In which we may environment of both earth and air. For the Housewife "uea m like emergoncy. ANOLDAVnWTflt nm, - ioth!nc. Ilsoftim. rn .. "!0?..for oWWrenwhliB glna colic and I, tho best ramedV ?Mn'cr" irvfouty-nvecontsa bottle! r8a,ed7 dlarrb.ee. The "dish of welcome" is better than tho most elaborate menu without it, and an embarrassed hnntnoa aoiHnm makes a satisfied gue3t. One is not supposed to Tisit you for the sake of tho food set before her. Give the "best you have, cordially, cheerfully, and if your guest is worth the trouble, she will appreciate tho situation. "A feast or a famine" describes some housekeeping failures; too much of one thing with too little of another; and this is generally due to the lack of harmony between the views of the one who plans to provide the table ana tne one who pays the bills. A certain amount should bo appropriat ed for table expenses, be It little or milch, and bv this mpjinn tho 1irorr wife will always know how to propor- Durinc the hot m on the tw oil tvi labor-saving appliances you can man- t,c. xiy lu get me Heaviest cook inir done earlv in th TMnT-tiino- nx mui u-kub UUU U.1- range matters so that the house will not have to be heated up for the din ger preparation, wnetner the dinner is at twelve nr nl- r!v Tron,r -ui are just as good cold, or re-ieated o iuuujju just out or tne oven, and these can be prepared in the cool of the morning. Do not have pies or iiuuuiugs, ir you can nave fresh fruits. Salads can. in mn.nv inntn-nnov fov the place of the accustomed meats, and It would be better for both the ueimu ana tne pocket-pook to ignore the butcher. ior hot weather drinks there is nothing better than those made of cold water and fruit juices, with ice iL juu iiuve h, due as cool as possible, If not. Acid fruit juices are "best with which xto quench . thirst. Fruit punches are easily made, if the house wife Tememhovfl f -um i j. .. fold our hands, trusting to the chem- frult iwces wneQ canning the fruits uvY wi -", ".ii uuu auuanine to lui- ill the promise of seed-time, and even the busy house-mother, Intent on .gatherlne: un th frarmmn'i fccf floll .-, J. T""""3. "J- AUI-- ;XeV T' "x KiU uu? si10U1(1 Have her t,,i ,y SU0UJd. r it is as much a woman's duty to plan for and for thf ,reSt hour as for to Plan and seasons, this may call for close Plan,n?; but afc niP2T mands iteven that of a sick-bed from overworked and exhausted I nerv es ?t L thner t0 talce rest as a Prevent lye than as a onrntivn NOW IS til A onnt-nn ,'l.-. n liAn , ,", "r.ul ,"uu 1L Pays to iiwT i , D"u, ilie t0 eliminate from the day's duties every useless, burden some thing. Look about you and see 5Seilat lcs; ret !he hf TA t swi ana when tlie work tinue to do so until all is used, .having the last layer cheese; brown in a quick oven and .serve in the .same dish in which it was baked. Macaroni In most of recipes, macaroni is re ferred to as "boiled macaroni." in general, macaroni requires plenty of water to cook it properly, as much as nT18 f salted watei' being re quired to cook one-fourth of a pound WmnVnak8 a "iness" f" persons. The paste may be put in whole, or broken in short pieces; the water must be boiling hard, and well salted Twenty to forty minutes7as one likes, is the length of time re- quired for cooking it. Shake the ves- 2? i W? C? t Is C00kInS at Intervals to keen it fmm ctri,i nn.. .. . JSSff' .ft? l0"' taJ? a' co'r and Watching Baby's Comfort Even during the hot months, care must be taken that the baby does not suffer from changes of temperature. Our hottest-days often begin with a very cool morning; or, a breeze may spring up at nightfall, giving us a cool night. It is much easier to add a light outer crarmfmt in th vr,o. or put on a heavier gown at night Tt t i. cure a cow which, however slight, may bring on a hazardous bowel trouble. As, the day advances and the temperature rises, the outer garment may be laid aside. It is a real pain to one who is observant, and who loves babies, to see the little limhs roughen with "goose bumps" and mottle with cold, to which ap pearance the thoughtless mother gives no heed, and yet wonders "how on earth, the babv rnh tho cmni. - what he has 'Eaten to derange his little stomach. It is a pitiful thing to see the erirl mothor'c cr-r. to the meaning of the most glaring symptoms of discomfort and threat ened illness of the baby she so dearly loves, yet exposes to such trying risks. Before we cry out for more children, let ns teach our girls and boys the responsibilities of parenthood the in telligent care of those given to them. Better one live, healthy baby than uuaeua or aiseased or dead ones. If it is a truth that a baby has the right to be "well-born' it Js of equal im portance that the little body should be intelligently cared for. the army. There are a great ttnuv i stltutlons of this character in an th; great cities. Metropolitan Magazine! Caring for Baby's Eyes American Motherhood says: "Now ?5 ,i bby's, soro eyes BU some old nen handkerchiefs; cut them into small pieces an inch and a half square; dissolve a teaspoonful of bor acic acid in a pint of water, put this solution into a bottle and cork it up "7 iuui umg strain some of this water into a teacup, then, with one piece of the soft linen wash one eye throw the linen away and take a new piece of linen for the other eye; never use the same piece for both eyes, but burn the piece used immediately. Use tepid water, and do not rub the eyes if you are obliged to use hard water for baby's baths, soften it with a pinch of borax, or, if there is a breaking out on any part of his body, add boiled starch to his bath; or put a couple of tablespoonfuls of oatmeal in a piece Of Cheese Cloth n-nrl emiQQ-,o i,i. J- the hath water until it loohs milky. This is one of the "best things for erun tions or chafing." l The baby's bath towels should be ?n ?n? al?SDrPtive, and the tender little body should be patted dry, rather than rubbed. Only the purest soap should be used, if any, in the bath. No scented soap should be tolerated. If the baby is kept clean, with close at- P ,y LU 1LS clotning, it Has an aroma of its own that is more agreeable than any perfumery; but if you must use nn odor, the scent of lavender is at once refreshing and clean-smelling, and it may be obtained by packing dried lavender blossoms among the baby's linen. There is nothing more disappointing and disagreeable than a "bad-smelling" baby, and, if even or dinary care is given it and its belong ings, there is nothing else necessary. Even the Kmnii nv on ,jh. , . ) --" " w wwu-i JiJlllV JH 11UU to be tolerated. Do keep the haby m u evu-omemug, "raS e SSJSlLr-j - ? -fife&5 shine or the shadow It iq tim C T in- t? iT 7 i p pes wn3Ie cook- about us. Let t,s rG 7,- "? k I? " ."S preParati. invigorate ,? f,08t " l..wid .Jaroni, a la Creme-Put two mm- Z&XL Eb EVo -.sSSft "- luuiiiun. i ji-i no .. iin nuiinrktii'ii j?i i. --. "- """"i h, and add a dash of pepper. Place alternate layers of the sauce, boiled macaroni and chopped American cheese in a bakmg dish. RnWnlrla n, 4- ,,. Uttllmb crumbs and brown. WKU Cracker" . Macaroni with Cheese Melt two tablespoonfuls of butter, grate &u? ounces of cheese, use one-fourT pound of boiled macaroni; grease a baking dish, cover the bottom with macaroni pour over a little of tho melted butter and sprinkle with grated cheese; con- Waifs of a Great City Of the 36,000 children cared for by the Juvenile asylum of New .York City since its founding in 1851, onlytwenty one per cent have been of American P,arenTta the majority representing the thickly populated immigrant dis 'fl se, where blacks, mix with whites from many foreign nations. This asylum seeks in a prac tical way to save the youngsters from their early training at as small an expense as possible. Their fundamen tal ideas are built on the manual training school systems, which covet the practical industries Over 1500 pairs of shoes were made during the past year bv thA oi,.,i." " ? .e , - - - Buuc-muivor ana nis ten boys, and, after working hours the Rami tennis- . x , : ?. UUUii' drain; then pour cold tT?teougn he Z',' aer working lours: in a -cornet hand txrhii, " s: occasions, delights the audience. The baker -and his ten boys make all the bread and rolls used in the asylum and the tailor, with his seventy boy' make trousers, coats, caps and smaller articles of wearing apparel. Some of fnM'M1'6! traIne as waiters? whi?e in the kitchen department exnert trainimr is irivon t n uper SS ZllTLls f' which come i, ,, oui'pues are bung on th walls, diagramed to show the prone? SMS f00?' classified E2S ing to dietary value, are memorized "tL?E il0 whlchhave wv,4Uu tlxcu recipes. ThesA lit. tie maids are in great demanf and 11? ftG? ,TOOrG Proficient in binary sdence than tho women who omploy i.2fUfi& thG care md training given ki 1U ucauonal lines in business nmfaenu ,,,. lluva m. For the Sewing Room If you tvish to shirr a girdle or ruf fles, it can readily be done on the sewing machine by making the upper tension thread quite loose, and stitch where you want it gathered, then pull the lower thread until it is shirred as you want it. The end of the thread must be fastened securely, or it will pull out. For protecting the edge of the skirt bottom from wear, after hemming or facing the skirt the length wanted, baste inch-wide braid so It will come about one-eighth of an inch below the edge; the upper edge of the braid must be "blind-stitched" to the inside of the hem- or facing, and the lower edge should be fastened with a run- u,us auLuii oi very short stitches. Before putting on any garment, be sure that the tapes, buttons, button holes, hooks or eyes are all in place and securely attached. It may save you some very mortifying experiences. Do not get in the habit of depending on pins, even the safety-pin, and be especially careful if you depend on taPeS. for fl XVnm rt lnni ton v,o.. - ..w vf iuuoo Livj0 may Jail you just ut some critical moment, in some situation where it will cause much embarrassment to repair the dis aster, t The despised "Mother-Hubbard" gown, or house-wrapper, is again in use, and is. made as simply or as elab orately as one wishes. If properly made, it is not only comfortable, but becoming. There is usually a flounce, BETTER THAN SPANKING Tri?H?H1M?rloosn,?t.?.ur2 children of bed wottJn. ir It did thero would too fow children that would do It. Tboro Ib .a constitutional causo for this. Mrs. M. Summors.JBox 118, Notro Dame, lnd., will send horhomo treatment to nW mother. Sho nsks no hnclnooo . - wuuttuuiuu lines, in l,rKfVwvi;l rxoauyir your children troublo business, professions, politics, and in chanIo060Tckn'thSR;UbIftIUO th chm- '