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JULY 24, 1908
when in blossom, on a dry day, tie
in bunches and hang in the shade,
head down; when dry, pick from the
stems, pack in glass jars and seal.
"A. A." For the chafing, squeeze
water over the parts, without rub
bing, dry by patting lightly with a
soft, warm cloth, and apply a little
vaseline or cold cream, or dust with
Mrs. A. M. See methods of mak
ing soap in another column. Yes, I
should say it is "worth while," as
you have the materials. Almost any
good recipe book will give reliable
Home Laundress Wash the
brown linen in starch water and hay
tea. Make flour starch in the usual
way; fill a dishpan full of timothy
hay, cover with water and boil until
the water has a dark green color;
strain, pour in the starch, and put
the dress to soak for a few minutes
in this; then wash out as you would
anything, using no soap, and no other
water than the hay tea and starch;
it will need no rinsing or starching.
Dry in the shade, and iron while
To Can Raspberries Without Cook
ing Take one pint of granulated
sugar and one quart of water, and
boil together for twenty minutes; in
the meantime, fill a quart jar three-
Doctor Gains 20 Pounds on Postum
. A physician of Washington, D. C,
says of his coffee experience:
"For years I suffered with period
ical headaches whinh grew more fre
quent until they became almost con
stant. So severe were they that
sometimes I was almost frantic. I
was sallow, constipated, irritable,
sleepless ;my memory was poor, I
trembled and my thoughts were often
"My wife, in her wisdom, believed
coffee was responsible for these ills
and urged me to drop it. I tried
many times to do so, but was its
"Finally Wife bought a package
of Postum and persuaded me to try
, it, but she made it same as ordinary
coffee arid I was disgusted with the
taste. (I make this emphatic be
cause I fear many others have had
the same experience.) She was dis
tressed at her failure and we care
fully read the directions, made it
right, boiled it full fifteen minutes
after boiling commenced, and with
good cream and sugar, I liked it
.it invigorated and seemed to nourish
''That was about a year ajo. Now
I have no headaches, am not sallow,
sleeplessness and irritability are
gone, my brain clear and my hand
steady. I have gained 20 pounds,
and feel I am a new man.
"I do not hesitate to give Postum
due credit. Of course dropping cof
fee was the main thing, but I had
dropped it before, using chocolate,
cocoa and other things to no purpose.
"Postum not only seemed to .act as
an -.invigorant, -but as an article of
. nourishment, giving me the needed
phosphates and albumens. This is
no imaginary .tale. It can be sub
stantiated by my wife and her sister,
who both changed to Postum and
. are hearty women of about 70.
"I write this for the information
and encouragement of others, and
with a feeling of gratitude to the in
ventor of Postum." "
Name given by Postum Co., Battle
Creek, Mich. Read "The Road to
Wellville," in p"kgs. "There's a Rea
son." Ever rend the above letter? A
new one appears r from time to time.
They arc genuine, true, and 'full of
fourths.full of raspberries; then pour
the boiling syrup over the berries
until the jar is full and free from
bubbles or air spaces, then seal.
These berries are almost like fresh
ones, and will keep two years. Mrs.
Mrs. L. R. says: If one has no
safe place to keep fruits, and Is
afraid of its freezing, the addition
of sugar to the fruits when canning
will render the contents of the cans
less liable to freeze.
Canned Peaches by the Cold Pro
cess Pare and halve the peaches,
pack as closely as possible in the
can without any sugar; when the
can is full, pour in sufficient cold
wa'ter to fill all the spaces between
the fruit, overflowing to remove all
bubbles and confined air. Let stand
long enough for the water to soak
into all the crevices several hours;
then pour in fresh water to replace
what has sunk away. Seal the can,
having it perfectly full of water,
ahd put away. If preferred, a cold
syrup may be used instead of the
water, but the flavor of the peaches
will not bo so fine. Mrs. Ross Lynn.
Cherries, strawberries, plums, ap
ricots, gooseberries, and other fruits
may be preserved in the following
manner: Gather the fruit before it
is very ripe; put into wide-mouthed
bottles made for fruit; fill them as
full as they will hold, shaking the
bottle to settle the contents, and
cork tight. Dip the corks into seal
ing wax, bringing it well up on the
necks of the bottles. Put some hay
in the bottom of the boiler, set the
bottles with the hay between them
to prevent touching', and fill the. boil
er with water to the necks of the
bottles; set the boiler over the fire
until the water is at the boiling
point,- take off, and let stand until
the water is cold. Keep the fruit in
a dark cool place. Emma L. C.
of whole clovesj and the whole boiled
uiKeiuer x,ortuyo minutes, anu pour
this over the pickles -in the jars,
overflowing to fill all spaces, and seal.
During the hot months, many per
sons are .subject to attacks of that
form of stomach trouble known as
dyspepsia, no matter how mrnfiil
they may be as to diet. It is not
always brought about by the food
we eat, or the manner of eating, but
is dependent upon a great variety
of cases. If one is subject to dyspep
tic attacks, an impure air, or a hot,
exhausting day, extreme cold, chill,
or damp weather, indulgence in
anxiety, mental overwork or worry,
sleeplessness, too little food, or ill
advised irregular fasts, will open the
door for the enemy, and for a time
life will hardly be worth the living.
Any fall into a lower than usual con
dition of general health will affect
Mustard Pickles Chop firm white
cabbage into pieces half an inch in
size; chop cucumbers, radish pods,
small green tomatoes, cauliflower and
onions, equal quantities by measure
of each, rather coarsely, mix all to
gether; salt a little saltier than for
eating, cover with boiling water and
let stand until cold, covering closely.
Drain off this water and pack into
jars, and pour over the following
mixture: On quart of good vinegar,
one quart of water, eight tablespoon
fuls of ground mustard, two table
spoonfuls of flour, one tablespOonful
each of celery seeds, spice, cinnamon
and white pepper, add one cupful of
brown sugar, a little salt, and boil
all together for five minutes, pour
ing over the other ingredients while
boiling hot, and seal.
It is always best to seal all pickles,
catsups, relishes, etc., as they are
then certain to keep.
Tomato Butter Twenty pounds of
tomatoes, eight pounds of brown
sugar, four pounds of sour apples
peeled and sliced, juice of four lem
ons, one tablespoonful of powdered
ginger. Scald and peel the tomatoes
and cook with the apples one hour.
Press the pulp through a sieve, re
turn to the kettle, add to the .pulp
the sugar, lemon juice and ginger,
and cook slowly until it is as thick
as wanted, stirring constantly to keep
from scorching as it thickens. When
done, put into glass jars, while boil
ing hot and seal. Keep in a cool,
dark place, wrapped in brown paper.
Melons, ripe cucumbers, green to
matoes, apples, and many vegetables
may be pickled by this method: Scald
the fruit or vegetables slightly In
salted water; drain well, and when
cold put into jars. Have ready vin
egar to which has been added to each
quart, one-fourth pound of brown
sugar, one-eighth teaspoonful of
cayenne, a tablespoonful of whole
black pepper and a half teaspoonful
tho stomach, and a bad air that is
not "bad" for a robust poraon, will '
at once affect disastrously tho ono '
with a "delicate" stomach. In somo '
Instances, a change of climate or stir- )
roundings, or habits, will effect im
mediate relief; but about tho only '
"sure cure" is to improve tho gen-
oral health in every way possible,
and thus strengthen the weak points
In tho system.
The groat ocean liner rolled and
"Henry," faltered the young bride,
"do you still love me?"
"Moro than over, darling," was
Henry's fervent answer.
Then there was an eloquent
"Henry," she gasped, turning her
pale, ghastly faco away. "I thought
that would make me feel better, but
it doesn't!" Detroit News Tribune.
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