The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923, August 24, 1906, Page 11, Image 11

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The Commoner.
AUGUST 24, 1906
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ing, they more than repay in-the
length of life and usefulness.
Information as to sorts suitable for
different regions, how to plant and
care for them until well started, can
be had by addressing the Department
of Agriculture, "Washington, D. C,
asking for printed matter touching
upon the subject. Farmers do not
avail themselves of this printed mat
ter nearly as freely as they should.
Write for the monthly list of publi
cations; itiwill be furnished you each
month, free, and from it you can sup
ply yourself with much information
at little or no cost.
For the Home Grounds
Now is -the time to send for .the
fall catalogues, and to study their
contents. You can .not have too much
beauty about you, and beauty, in what
ever form, pays a big dividend on the
time, care and money spent to pro
cure it. If any of these publishers
promise you "something for nothing,"
send your order to the other fellow.
Select what -you want, if it is but
one plant, and pay honest prices for
it; you will thus be apt to get what
you buy. Many reliable florists and
nurserymen advertise "collections"
for reduced prices, to be delivered
after their heavy trade is over. Many
of these collections are very valuable
and may suit you better than you can
suit yourself, if you are just awaken
ing to the needs of your grounds.
Tell, the nurseryman what you have,
in the way of grounds, what care you
can give it, and what you think you
want. You will receive . courteous
treatment. Many firms advertise
"trial" collections, sent out in order
to introduce themselves to your fa
vor, and most of them give what they
promise; but there are many irre
sponsible people who will not deal
justly by you.. Order of an old, re
sponsible firm. Elsewhere is a list
of old, tried sorts of shrubs, hardy in
our northern states, and generally
satisfactory. I can not give you a dc
scription of them, for lack of space;
but they are about all listed by re
sponsible firms, of good size, and at
reasonable prices. In the spring, many
of them can be had, well-rooted, but
quite small plants, for ten cents each,
and with careful planting and tend
ing, will make good growth during
the season; but these will hardly do
for fall planting; the one, two or
three-year-old size is better and surer
to stand the winter. The nursery
man will send them to you at the
earliest possible date for removal, and
you can order them as soon as you
see fit
tree ten feot high and as many
through; blooms in August, from
every twig-end flower-panicles as big
as a baby's head. Blooms last a
long time. "One of the finest." Per
fectly hardy.
Mock oranges can not- have too
many of them on large groun'ds. Get
all sorts; always white, single or
double, deliclously fragrant.
Purple plumr-foliago particularly
fine. 4JS0 thejpurple-leaved' Filbert.
Yellbw-flowerYhg currant; blooms
soon after the snow leaves?, highly
All the splreas. Some sorts" are al
ways in blopm. 'All are fino;
Hady hibiscus, crimson eye.
Blooms in autumn. Fine.
Snow'balls old and new variety. All
Double scarlet plum, and fringe
tree-all magnificent.
Some Fine Hardy Shrubs
One of the finest shrubs is the
hardy evergreen, Mahonia; blooms in
May great, golden balls; a northeast
angle suits it best, as the winter sun
shine works harm to it.
Bush Honeysuckle, red, pink and
white flowers, profuse bloomers. All
the lilacs thirty or forty sorts; some
better than others, but all good.
Berberry; native of England, but
acclimated to our woods. Requires a
moist, cool spot.
Several dogwoods natives; likes
damp spots generally, and is fine in
blossom, foliage and bark.
Japanese quince three colors, scar
let, pink and white; blooms" in May.
Fine for hedge or screen.
Wigelias, white, rose-colored and
variegated foliage. Flowers after the
Rose of Sharon Hibiscus; fine;
long-blooming, in many colors. Makes
a large shrub or small 'tree if trained
to. one trunk.
Exochorda Graniflora rare and
beautiful; blooms in May a perfect
cloud of large, white flowers. Slow
of growth, unless given care.
Hydrangea paniculata; grown to
one stalk in good soil will make a
"Race Suicide"
American Motherhood says: "Much
has been written of late concerning
'race suicide,' This expression is
used to refer only to the failure to
bring children into the world. Noth
ing Is thought about the race-destruction
that comes through the death
of children as a result of the ignor
ance of mothers; nothing of the les
sening of the vigor of the race through
the undue taxation of the strength of
the mothers. If the government was
awake to the realities of life, it would
recognize mothers as the greatest
wealth of the nation, and would see
it as a more wise economy to so care
for them fdiit their health, vigor and
happiness would be insured, rather
than to' care only for the wrecks of
humanity that come through the ig
norance, overwork and illnesses of
uncared-for mothers.'
Women and girls who would scarce
ly be given the slightest responsibil
ity in matters of the smallest impor
tance,, and who are in no sense
deemed- fit to manage their own af
fairs, are given the care-ot little chil
dren their own, or another's In the
capacity of "nurse-girl" without a
question. Girls; although bright
enough in other lines, who know noth
ing of the needs of a new life, are
allowed to marry and become mothers
with the utmost indifference, and with
no effort on the part of any one to
advise or educate them. In thousands
of cases, the children die; in other
thousands, they grow up, warped and
dwarfed mentally and morally, if not
physically, and become "driftwood on
the world," while the women age rap
idly from neglect, ignoranee and in
attention to their own needs, suffer
ing from maladies which are forced
upon them through wrong living, yet
many of them giving to the world
large families of most undesirable
progeny. Many of these women, if
even a little care was given them,
would be a blessing to the world and
to themselves, through added intelli
gence and ability to care for them
selves and their children.
daub of color in the other field to bo
rose-leaves or ripened fruits. No mat
ter what our vocation, wo think the
"other follow" is having all tho fun,
and, in our unhappy envy, wo loso
tho good wo might find at our feet,
if wo would but stoop to pick it up.
Few stop to remembor that tho
wearer of tho other coat will, from
pride's sake, seek to cover up the
patched elbow, or hido the rips and
holes in the pocket. Tho garment
wo so covet may not be suitable to
tho need we have, and f given to us
would fail us in more ways than one.
We should try to feel that wherever
we are is the best place for us at the
moment. Iffwo would make tho best
of every moment, always keeping the
higher paths in sight, we shall find
ourselves climbing, getting nearer to
the coVoted goal because, or , tho
strength our altitude is bringing to
us. If we roach upward, wo shall
grow upward; if wo r6ach downward,
wo shall never find tho use for wings.
"Whatever is, is best," and if wo want
better in future, we must work to tho
higher aim.
Appreciating Our Own
An exchange, in illustration of the
tendency of human nature to under-1
value its own, while magnifying that
belonging to another, tells of an ani
mal who stood at the fence, neglect
ing to eat, and looking longingly into
a pasture across the fence where it
thought the herbage was more ten
der and plentiful than that which
grew in its own lot. The story goes
on to say that, bye and bye, the dis
contented animal died from starva
tion, while the animal it envied, tired
of its own scant pasturage, broke
through the dividing fence and fat
tened on the richer grasses that the
other had scorned. It is, unhappily,
thus through life with a great many
people. We see only the thorns and
thistles, the rocks and the bare places
about our feet, and imagine every
Pickling Time
Bean Pickles Boll young, tender
beans in salted water until tender;
drain well, pack in glass jars or
crocks and pour over them hot vine
gar in which has been boiled, to each
quart, one tablespoonful of sugar, one
each of vanila and cinnamon. If
wanted to keep for some time, seal
hot in glass jars.
Sweet Tomato Pickles Slice half
a peck of green tomatoes on a slaw
cutter, or with a sharp knife; pour
over them one quart of water in
which a teacupful of salt has been
dissolved. Let it stand two days,
then drain in a sack until quite dry.
To one quart of good vinegar add one
pound of brown sugar and one table
spoonful each of mustard, cinnamon,
allspice, cloves and pepper. When
it comes to a boil, add the tomatoes
and boil ten minutes; then simmer
until the tomatoes can be pierced
with a, straw; put away in a Jar and
cover with a plate, lightly weiglited.
Ready to use when cold. R. L.
Ripe Cucumber Pickles Pare largo,
solid, ripe cucumbers, cut in rings.
divide into smaller pieces and remove
tho seeds. Cook very slightly in weak
vinegar with salt enough to season
well; drain as soon as tender, and put
into a jar with layers of sliced onions,
a few cayenne peppers,' and the usual
amount of spices whole allspice,
clove cinnamon and celery seeds, usu
ally one tablespoonful of each to one
quart of strong vinegar. Then cover
with a syrup made of one pound of
good brown sugar to one quart of vin
egar, boiled for five minutes. B. L,
Ripe Cucumber Pickles No. 2 Pare,
quarter and remove the seeds from
a dozen large, solid, ripe cucumbers;
sprinkle with a teacupful of salt and
let stand over night. Then take them
out and drain; cook them In very
weak vinegar until tender enough to
eat well; drain them in a colander,
and to two quarts of good vinegar, add
four pounds of sugar, one ounce each
of "nutmeg and mustard seeds, two
ounces of whole cinnamon, and boll
together; place the cucumbers In a
jar and pour the hot syrup over them,
covering closely.
In quarters, drop in strong boiling
salt water and cook thrco minutes;
tako out and drain, and sprinkle woli
with salt. Sproad in the sun to dry;,
who'n dry, shako off tho tfalt and
cover with cold vinegar In a Jar. In
two weeks drain off the vinegar, and
pour over tho cabbage vindgar pre
pared aa follows: To' two gallons ofl
vinegar add ono pint of mustard
seeds, four pounds of sugar, three
lemons sliced thin, two ounces of
celery seeds, half a cupful of scraped
horse-radish; ono largo red onion,
chopped fine, two ounces each of
whole popper, tumeric, and clovea;
ono ounce each of nutmeg, mace, all
spico and ginger. Lot this just como
to a brisk boil, then set away a day
or two, re-heat and pour over tho
cabbago, covering and slightly weight,
Ing down to keep tho cabbago under
uio pickio.
Canning Tomatoes Whole
Small, solid tomatoes, should bo
chosen for this; they may bo put In
to a wire basket and plunged into
boiling water, peeling them quickly
and packing In Jars. Add half a tea
Hpoonful of salt to each jar, and fill
to overflowing with water that has
been boiled and cooled; adjust tho
rubbers, lay the tops on loosely, and
put tho Jars into the wash boiler la
tho bottom of which a wooden rack
has been placod to keep the glass
jars from touching the boiler bottom;
surround tho Jars with cold water,
up to the neck, bring the water to
the boiling point, boil rapidly for five
or ten minutes; fasten tho tops of; '
tho jars without lifting from the jars-;
let stand in the water until cold. An
other way, but ono on which tho to
matoes, unless carefully handled, are
apt to be broken, is to bring tho to
matoes to a boil in a porcelain ..ket
tle, and then dip carefully out, ono '
at a time, filling and fastening ono
Jar before beginning a second. Mr.
Requested Recipes
Cauliflower Pickles After soaking
for half an hour in salt water to force
out any insects, wash well and cut
fine and stew until tender in salted
water; for each head of cauliflower
mix to a smooth paste one-half pound
of mustard, one quart of vinegar and
one-half pound of sugar. Let this
mixture come to a brisk boil, then
pour it over the cauliflower whicli
has been well drained and packed in
Pickled Cabbage Cut the cabbage
No Medicine so Beneficial to Brain
and Nerves
Lying awake nights makes it hard
to keep awake and do things in day
time. To take "tonics and stimulants"
under such circumstances is like set
ting the house on fire to see if you
can put it out. "
The right kind of food promotes re
freshing sleep at night and a wide
awake individual during the day.
A lady changed from her old way
of eating, to Grape-Nuts, and says:
"For about three years I had been
a great BUfferer from indigestion.
After trying several kinds of medicine
tho doctor would ask me to drop off
potatoes, then meat, and so on, but
in a few days that craving, gnawing
feeling would start up, and I would
vomit everything I ate ancf drank.
"When I started on Grape-Nute,
vomiting stopped, and the bloating
feeling which was so distressing dis
appeared entirely.
"My mother was very much both
ered with diarrhea before commencing
the Grape-Nuts, because her stomach
was so weak she could not digest
her food. Since using Crape-Nuts she
is well, and says she don't think she
could live without it.
"It is a great brain restorer and
nerve builder, for I can sleep as sound
and undisturbed after a supper of
-Grape-Nuts as in the old days when I
could not realize what they meant by
a 'bad stomach.' There is no medi
cine so beneficial to nerves and brain
as a good night's sleep, such as you
can enjoy after eating Grape-Nuts."
Name given by Postum Co., Battle
Creek, Mich.
"There's a reason."
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