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About The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923 | View Entire Issue (May 8, 1908)
MAT 8, lt08
for "wives some of them, at least,
will learn to keep quiet tongues about
their savings. Globe-Democrat.
In many places, within the United
States, it is an unwritten law among
gome husbands that nothing belongs
to the wife, no matter who earns or
saves it. A few years ago, a family
went onto a farm from the city. The
wife had sold some of her strictly
personal belongings that she had
bought with her own earnings, and
when settled on the farm, she invest
ed the sum in chickens, while every
thing the family that is, the hus
band owned, was put into stock, im
plements and other furnishings for
the outdoors. The "butter" money,
calves, colts, pigs, grains and fruits
were all claimed by the husband, and
any proceeds from sales of any of
these were quietly pocketed, without
one penny being offered to the wife.
When she began to get returns from
her growing flocks, these returns
were appropriated by the man of the
house, and upon his being remon
strated with, the wife was told that,
as he provided everything, of course
everything was his. The wife said
nothing; but there was no more chic
ken raising, and the flock was let to
run down to a few mongrels. The
man decided that chickens didn't
pay, and I do not think they did in
Much is said and written against
tne use of foods that are fried, but
if the work is properly done, fried
things are as healthful as those
cooked in other ways. It is not
enough that the fat should be bub
bling or boiling, for the bubbles in
dicate the presence of moisture, and
this must be cookejl out. When the
moisture is eliminated, a blue smoke
will rise from the surface, and this
is a reasonably sure sign that the fat
is on the right heat; but to make
sure', drop a bit of bread, or a piece
of raw potato in the fat, and unless
it crisps and browns immediately, let
St. Paul Park Incident
"After drinking coffee for break
fast I always felt languid and dull,
having no ambition to get to my
morning duties. Then in about an
hour or so a weak, nervous derange
ment of the heart and stomach would
come over me with such force I
would frequently have to lie down.
"At other times I had severe
headaches; stomach finally became
affected and digestion so impaired
that I had serious chronic dyspepsia
and constipation. A lady, ror many
years State President of the W. C.
T. U., told me she had been greatly
benefited by quitting coffee and
using Postum Food Coffee; she was
troubled for years with asthma. She
said it was no cross to quit coffee
when she found she could have as
delicious an article as Postum.
"Another lady, who had been
troubled with chronic dyspepsia for
years, found immediate relief on
ceasing coffee and beginning Postum
twice a day. She was wholly cured.
Still another friend told me that
Postum Food coffee was a God-send
to her, her, heart trouble having
been relieved after leaving off coffee
and taking on Postum.
"So many such cases came to my
notice that I concluded coffee was
the cause of my trouble and I quit
and took up Postum. I am more
than pleased to say that my days of
irouuie nave disappeared, l am
"well and happy." "There's a Rea
son." Read "The Road to Well
ville," in pkgs ..
Ever rend tho above Jetter? A
new one appears' front time' tp-'time'.
They. are-genuine, xtrue, .and lull of
tho fat get a little hotter. Tho mo
ment anything touches the fat tho
outsldo should be seared, thus pro
venting the introduction of fat, or
the evaporation of the air and mois
ture tho food contains.
A deep iron kettle with a flat bot
tom is the best kind of vessel to use,
as a skillet, or frying-pan Is too shal
low to admit of fat enough being used
to entirely cover, the food dropped
into it. The fat' must not only be
very hot to start with, but it must
be kept hot, and not allowed to cool
all the time the cooking is going on.
Too much food must not be put in at
one time, for this will cool the fat,
and retard the cooking, making the
food "soggy." Tho food should sink
to the bottom of the grease at once
on being dropped U,. but the confined
air and steam will bring it back to
the surface in a very short time. Po
tatoes, peeled and cut into strips,
soaked for a half hour in cold water,
drained and wiped dry and dropped
into deep, very hot fat, will brown al
most immediately, and bo well done,
crisp and mealy in a very short time;
but the fat must be "smoking hot"
from the start not scorching hot,
which is a very different thing.
Drippings. Equal quantities of
beef suet and lard, the fat from
roasts or fried meats or that taken
from the water in which beef is
boiled, should be kept for this pur
pose, as a much finer flavor is given
to the fried foods than if lard alone
is used. These "scraps of fat" must
be carefully "tried out," strained and
freed from any sediments or other
matter, and in this state is known to
the good housewife as "drippings."
Several Querists. If you will send
stamped, addressed envelope for re
ply, I will be glad to give you the
names of the books wanted, address
of firms publishing same, and price of
each. Such information cannot bo
given in this column.
Mrs. J. L. For the canned cher
ries, a good rule is one pound of
sugar to three pounds of fruit. Use
no water. Dissolve the sugar in the
fruit juice, boil slowly for fifteen
minutes together with tho prepared
fruit, and seal up boiling hot.
G. B. Mock Strawberries are
stalks of rhubarb cut In berry size,
stewed until tender, but not mushed,
with enough juice from canned or
fresh strawberries to give flavor and
color. The fruit juice should be
sweetened and added to the rhubarb
in form of thick syrup.
J. D. Whole wheat bread is
thought by some to be better for the
person of sedentary habits than the
graham. Graham flour is the wheat
kernel ground up coarsely, and the
flakes of bran are thought not to
agree with some stomachs. Whole
wheat flour is the wheat ground up
finely, in all its parts. It may be
sifted or not, as desired.
M. L. Dandelion is largely used
as a bitter in medicines, and the bit
ter may just as well be taken from
your dinner plate or salad bowl as
from the druggist. The small green,
or blanched leaves of the plant are
excellent for salad, covered with
Teresa. The usual order of mix
ing ingredient for sponge cake is to
beats the whites to a stiff froth, add
the sugar, then beat the yolks, strain
and add to the whites and sugar and
beat all thoroughly; mix baking pow
der and salt with the flour and add
last, stirring in gradually. The in
gredients must be put together quick
ly, beaten rapidly, and baked in a
rather quick oven, me cause ui its
sometimes being "sticky" and heavy
may lie from too long stirring. Pul
verized suglir should be used..'
' - Renovating
. fAnawerinff several
dents). Putty can
bought, ready prepared, cheaper than
it can bo made, but It is made by
mixing whiting with boiled linseed
oil to a stiff dough, then kneading it
as a baker does his bread, until It
is of tho proper consistency and free
S. N. A shellac varnish is a sim
ple and effectivo "healer" for bruised
wood work and furniture, and may
bo prepared by putting into 95 per
cent alcohol as much dry yellow flake
shellac as it will dissolve, let stand
a few hours, and bottle for use.
E. G. If the door and window
casings, surbaso and general wood
work are given an occasional clean
ing with an oiled rag, being careful
to rub tho oil well in, the appearanco
would bo greatly improved. Your
trouble was that you did not con
tinue the rubbing until all the oil
was absorbed, or you used too much
M. M. Wood, metal or glass may
be coated with enamel after tho sur
face has boon properly cleaned, and,
it is said, holds it better than paint.
For tho home-mado, use ono pound
of white zinc and two pounds of
white lead; add to thoso dainar var
nish to thin it to tho consistency of
cream, mixing the ingredients thor
oughly with a flat brush. Tho ready-
prepared may be had at paint stores.
After scrubbing and sand-papering
all surfaces to bo covered, glvo them
a thin coating of common whito
paint; lot this dry, and giyo two suc
cessive coats of whito enamel. If
the enamel paint is not too stiff, tho
varnish will smooth down so as to
not to show any brush marks. Be
fore giving tho last coat of enamel
(which should not be applied until
tho first is quite dry), rub tho sur
face lightly with No. 00 sandpaper,
to remove any roughness. If tho
ready prepared enamel is used, fol
low directions on tho can.
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