The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923, January 17, 1908, Page 11, Image 11
"JByBWipiMH J1""- njvntmTTvri':''SS JANUARY 17, 1908 The Commoner. 11 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. RAILROAD MAN 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 food. "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 plait. 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 hand. 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. 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