The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923, January 17, 1908, Page 11, Image 11

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JANUARY 17, 1908
The Commoner.
but I know nothing of its value. For
my own part, I rather covet gray
hair. Here are the directions: Take
fivo cents worth of sulphur,
(sulphur usually retails at five
cents a pound) and put into an
opaque bottle, which will hold a
quart; fill with rain water and cork
tightly, place in the hot sun for two
weeks, shaking well twice a day. If
the "hot sunshine" can not be found,
try a heat of about the same degree
indoors, though there may be a vir
tue in the sunshine that other heat
does not have. After two weeks,
drain off the clear liquid and bottle
for use. Rub this liquid well into
the scalp night and morning, noting
the results. Its use should be con
tinued for several months to get re
sults that are satisfactory. Sulphur
is beneficial to the hair.
For rose cold cream, put two and
one-half ounces of spermaceti, a quar
ter of an ounce of white wax and
two and one-fourth ounces of sweet
almond oil over hot water to melt.
Heat one and one-half ounces of rose
water, and beat it into the oils very
slowly, adding a few drops of per
fume, and ten drops of tincture of
benzoin. The benzoin will preserve
the oils. Beat with an egg beater
until quite creamy and smooth, and
pack in little china jars.
At night is the best time to scrub
the face with warm water and a piece
of Turkish toweling, with plenty of
mild soap; the dirt that has accumu
lated during the day should be
washed out of the pores, and after
scrubbing, the face should be well
rinsed, first with cool, then with cold,
clear water to get rid of the soap.
Dry quickly with a soft, warm towel
and rub into the skin a cream that
will nourish and build up the tis
sues, rubbing gently for at least ten
minutes, then wipe off the cream that
has not been absorbed. Pat and
gently pinch your 'flesh with the
finger tips until quite dry, warm and
rosy. In the morning use cold wa
ter for washing, drying thoroughly.
This treatment must be kent un every
night, as cleanliness is imperative for
a good complexion.
Didn't Like Being Starved
A man running on a railroad has
to be in good condition all the time
or he is liable to do harm to himself
and others.
A clear head is necessary to run a
locomotive or conduct a train. Even
a railroad man's appetite and diges
tion are matters of importance, as
the clear brain and steady hand re
sult from the healthy appetite fol
lowed by the proper digestion of
"For the past five years," writes a
railroader, "I have been constantly
troubled with indigestion. Every
doctor I consulted seemed to want
to starve me to death. First I was
dieted on warm water and toast until
I was almost starved; then, when
they would let me eat, the indigestion
would be right back again.
"Only temporary relief came from
remedies, and I tried about all of
them I saw advertised. About three
months ago a friend advised me to
try Grape-Nuts food. The very first
day I noticed that my appetite was
satisfied which had not been the case
before, that I can remember.
"In a week, I believe, I had more
energy than ever before in my life.
I have gained seven pounds and have
not had a touch of indigestion since
I have been eating Grape-Nuts. When
my wife saw how much good this
food was doing me she thought she
would try it awhile. We believe the
discoverer of Grape-Nuts found the
Perfect Food.'.'':-
Name given by Postum Co., Battle
Creek, Mich. '"Read "The Road to
Wellville," in pkgs. "There's a Reason."
For the Homo Seamstress
In the use of the paper patterns,
when making a plaited skirt, after
the markings are made, take a ruler,
or what the carpenters call a
"straight edge," and draw a straight
line from one mark to its correspond
ing mark, and baste the two togeth
er with a fine white thread along
the line. Press the basted plaiting
before sewing, to avoid a crooked
In sewing a straight edge to a bias
one, let the bias one bo on the bot
tom, in machine sewing, and hold the
straight edge very taut, in order to
keep the widths even. It is well
to pin or tack the two seams to
gether at close intervals if you do
not baste the full length. In hand
sewing, the straight edge should be
on the underside, and the tendency
of the. bias edge to "full" can be reg
ulated by the fingers.
In making button holes, start at
the back of the hole by passing the
needle up through the cloth, then
forward; take a small stitch across
the front end of the hole to "stay,"
or give strength to it, then back to
the starting point, setting a stitch or
two across this end as well. Do this
twice, then, using the regular button-hole
stitch, go all around, over
the two "staying" threads, and fas
ten the thread at the beginning point.
If properly made, such a button hole
will not give or tear, and this
strengthening with the straight
thread should be used on all ma
terial. In making over a dress skirt, two
wide folds around the lower part will
give a good finish. If the skirt is
too short to hem, put on a facing only
as wide as the hem should have been.
For lengthening, a neat fitting yoke
about the hips can be used, joining
the top edge of the skirt to this, or,
if preferred, addition to the lohgth
may be madeby setting the piece on
with the joiinng seam under one of
the trimming folds.
Remember that more than half of
the good appearance of the finished
garment depends upon the careful
pressing of seams and folds while the
garment is being made. Keep the
flat iron and the pressing board at
For (he New Gloves
Slip the hand in the glove and
start all the fingers at the same time,
leaving the thumb outside. If the
left glove is put on first, use the
right hand, fit each finger separately,
using the same gentle, but firm pres
sure. Always rub the inside and
outside of the fingers, never the
sides. After this has been done,
loosen the glove a little and let the
thumb in place, smoothing the thumb
on as you did the fingers. One of
the worst things in putting on new
gloves is to try to force the glove on
by running the hand down sharply
between the fingers. This not only
splits the kid, but breaks the stitches.
In removing, the glove should be
peeled off, turning it inside out from
top to bottom, then, when removed,
turn it right side out, smooth and
shape the fingers and lay the gloves
away in tissue paper.
Cleaning the Kettles
Vessels that have been used for
cooking starchy substances, mushes,
cereals and the like, should never
be set away to soak after being
emptied, as they will wash much
easier if attended to at once. If one
is so unfortunate as to have anything
burn in the vessels, setting aside
with cold or lukewarm water is the
only- way to loosen the burn. Set
ting the vessel oh the back of the
stove with a strong solution of wash
ing soda, and leaving for two or
three hours will allow the burnt ma
terial to be readily removed. Do
not set a soiled dish to soak with hot
water in it, if uncovered, as this will
simply cause the stuff to dry on. If
the vessel is filled with hot water
and covered closely, the stuff will
be steamed loose. But the best,
easiest and quickest way is' to wash
it out at once.
Dry-Clean ing for Woolens
Pure wheat flour or corn meal are
both possessed of excellent cleansing
properties in many cases better
than soap. Delicate white woolen
things can be easily cleaned by put
ting a few handfuls of either flour
or corn meal into a deep pan, and
rubbing, patting and kneading the
article Just as you would if using
soap suds, taking care not to damage
by roughness. When the (lour shows
dirty, take fresh flour, and when
clean, "rinse" in clean, fresh flour,
shake out, arid you will be plenaed
with the' result.
For fancy denims and cretonnes,
make a thick pasta of starch and wa
ter and cover the soiled or stained
places, let remain until quite dry,
then brush off. If necessary, repeat.
An exchange says: "Beware of
buying hamburg steak from the
counter of a largo market. Ham
burg steak, like sausage, Is the des
tiny Of a ureal. IllluiV stnrnnH nml Tuir
jtially tainted meat. Meat spoiled In
oiiijijjiiib in uauuiiy worKUd up lllio
this form. The market men are not
all careful to have their choppers
clean. It Is Irst to buy the meat,
take It homo and wipe well, remove
gristles and bone and use your own
Latest Fashions for Readers
The Commoner
217.1 Lad I oh' Corset-Cover, with or f
without Shield-Sleeves. Cambric, lawn. I
nainsook or Jaconet arts all adaptable
to this model. Seven sizes, 32 to 41.
2J9G Child's Suspender Droas, with
Gulmpe. This Js an excellent rnodH for
shepherd's pin Id or any of the striped
or plain mohairs or surges. Four sizes,
3 to 9 years.
2170 Child's Tlox-Coat, In Full or
Seven-Eighths Length and with or
without the Capes. Striped -or plain
cheviots or series, corduroy or lady's
cloth develop well in this model. Four
sizes, 1 to 7 years.
21 7fi Girls' Dress, with Three-Quarter
Length Sleeves. Gray and green
plaid cheviot has been used for the de
velopment of this pretty little frock.
Four sizes, G to 12 years.
2188 Misses' Tucked Shlrt-Walst.
with Long or Three-Quarter Length
Sleeves. This model Is adaptable to al
most any material. Three sizes, 13 to
17 years.
2190 Misses' Tuckod Circular Skirt,
In Three Sections. Navy-blue serge
was used for the development of this
charming skirt. Four sizes, 14 to 17
2172 Girls' Tuckod Dross, with
Guimpe. A very neat model for every
day or best wear. Four sizes, 0 to 12
2178 Girls' Coat, Closed at Left Side.
Broadcloth, cheviot or storm serge are
adaptable to this model. Four sizes, G
to 12"years.
THE COMMONER will supply its readers with perfect fitting, seam
allowing patterns from the latest Paris and New York styles. The de
signs are practical and adapted to the home dressmaker. Full direc
tions how to cut and how to make the garments with each pattern. The
price of these patterns 10 cents each, postpage prepaid. Our large cata
logue containing the illustrations and descriptions of 1,000 seasonable
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making full of helpful and practical suggestions in the making of your
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In ordering patterns give us your name, address, pattern number
and size desired.
Address THE COMMONER, Pattern Dept., Lincoln, Neb.
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