The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923, August 21, 1908, Page 10, Image 10

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The Place to Rest
When spurred by tasks unceasing or
You would seek rest afar,
And can not, though repose bo right
ly won,
Rest where you aro.
Neglect tho needless; sanctify the
Move without stress .or jar;
With quiet of a spirit self-possessed,
Rest where you aro.
Not In event, restriction or release
Not in scenes near or far
But in ourselves aro restlessness or
Rost where you are.
Tho Congregationalism
chilly mornings and evenings, and
occasional whole days when heavier
clothing in the shape of light, re
movable wraps are called for. A
cold child is an uncomfortable child,
and this discomfort will not only
interfere with its studies, but with
Its health. There is a crispness and
freshness about little tub dresses
and aprons that makes them very at
tractive while tho weather is warm,
but with tho first real cool days, tho
thoughts turn to tho woolens and
warmth. There Is nothing prettier
than tho dark woolens that may be
brlehtened un by little white
and small things can be sharpened
by a few turns of the treadle, and
given a new lease of life.
For tho Laundry
' Have castors on everything pos
sible. Let the wash bench be no
exception. For stiffening sheer
.larns or muslins when not to be
starched, use gum Arabic water.
Get one ounce of the best gum
Arabic and pour over it half a pint
of boiling water, stirring occasion
ally until It Is dissolved, Strain
this Into a bottle. When wanted,
Renewing tho Bedding
Among other things which claim
the attention of tho housewife at
tho. approach of autumn weather,
the. renewal or renovating of the
bedding. Is Important. If ono has a
machine, all quilts and comforts
and blankets can be washed, and
should be du)d in the hot sun, shak
ing and: beating often while drying,
to render them soft and fluffy. In.
tho case of old, worn, or badly soiled
comforts, tho coverings should be
ripped pff, and replaced with new.
TVTr.-ir rP lonf Tirlr f Ov'd PHTOlOllla will
be found, useless from various Ing will not like to wear untidy
oOQa nr,rt tiio hant TUvrtn nf thnan things. In some cases, the training
I 4n1A mia iAnnnnAnftil rP 4-V f rn yi Trro
gulmpe, with or without sleeves, or . . one-half Dint of cold water
fh Iff Ho lnwn rnllnr nnrl cuff SOtS. l?J l .?ne- - - pmt ?.L . U ..V-.'
stir wen, ana dampen tne lawn ngnt
ly; do not make it wet; have the
Irons hot and bright and smooth,
and press carefully. Linen o heavy
lawns will require more of the gum
the little lawn collar and cuff sets,
the little turned-over cuffs of linen
or lawn to be worn with tho dark
And right hero may bo impressed
a lesson of neatness upon the little
maids. These collar and cuff sets
are easily made, and laundered, and
the little lassie will lake pride in
making them, if the mother will en
courage her, while the washing and
ironing . of 'them will be a deilgnttui
"kindergarten" exercise in the
laundry work which will add not
only to the pleasure, of the lassie,
,but to her skill in "doing up" more
elaborate affairs later on. . Even tne
very small child can be made re
sponsible in a degree for the con
dition of its garments, and the child
that is trained to caring for its cloth-
empty the cislernY wash down tho
walls and clean all accumulated
dirt from the lJ'otton, repairing any
broken places in the cement, and
placing a filter of charcoal where all
water must pass through it to enter
tho cistern. The water might bo
"sweetened" by putting a half-bushel
of charcoal in a clean, coarse bag,
with a clean rock to weight It, and
sink in tho water; but at this season
of the year it would be best to clean
it thoroughly.
C. L. See answer to L. M. Rain
water does not often become foul,
or "sour," but if the cistern is filled
with living waterspring or well
it Is apt to get foul.
L. B. For removing ink stains,
if fresh, dip the parts in hot sweet
milk, gently rubbing, and repeat un
til the color disappears. Or, dis
solve a little oxalic acid in water
and wet the staina with this, and if
not too, old, the stains will disap
pear; but the fabric must be washed
in clear water at once, as the acid
will injure it. Or, wet the spot in
sweet milk arid cover with common
salt, laying in the sunshine. This
should be done before it is washed.
If logwood enters into the composi
tion of tho ink, there will often ap
pear a reddish, stain after the use
of the oxalic acid; in this case, pro
cure a little solution of chloride of
lime and apply in the same manner
as the oxalic acid. The fresher the
s.tain,-the more easy it is to remove.
Dipping the stain in hot tallow, al
lowing It to stand for a few minutes,
then washing as usual, is sometimes
may be put together in long strips,
use'd for coerrffariyolfneri aTe
fond of "piecing quilts," and thus
using up many remnants and scraps
of cloth, and if the housewife has.
time for such work, it is very fascin-.
ating, as well as economical.
It is a good idea to use on, every
bed a spread, white, or fast colors,
which may be washed the same as
the sheet,, serving to keep the heavy white grounds relieved with small
may be a matter of countless repeti
tions, but it. will rnt u insr .
For making over garments, solid
or dull colors, if it is not practical
to dye the material, may be bright
ened by piping tho edges 'of tucks or
folds with some cheerful color. An
apron, neatly fitted, Is a great help
to the unattractive dress, and these
aprons may be made of prints. with
clothing clean and fresh. A simple
cotton spread; is better than none,
and wlUPgLve tne toed a neat, fresh
appeara'rice every time it is laun
dered. "r
It is always tho part of wisdom
to get double-fold muslin for sheetB.
Taking into consideration its width
eight to ten quarters wide, it is
no dearer than the single fold, and
has only to be hemmed across the
ends. When buying, Insist on hav
ing your purchase torn off the bolt,
instead of cut, as otherwise, there
will bo waste In "snuarinc" the
ends. Clerks do not cut by the
thread. Let tho sheet be long
enough to admit of a goneroi s tuck
ing in at the ends, elso tho sheet is
apt to get misplaced and "in a wad"
In the middle of the bed, if tho
occupant is at all restless. If your
sheet gives out in the middle, it is
poor economy to "split it down the
middle and sew the outer edges to
gether, leaving tho thin edges out
side," as wo are so often recommend
ed to do. Tho part of wisdom is to
put a generous-sized patch over tho
thin middle, taking tho patch from
the strong part of some other sheet.
A thin edge soon gets to be a ragged
designs. They can bo made, very.
I..-. 2.i in 1tiJ
uurucuvo wiui very ntue Trimming,
by ruffles and tucking. ,
Tho School Clothing
The opening of the schools in
early September starts tho little ones
out In practically summer weather,
and for a time, the summer clothing
is all that Is needed; but there
should bo provisions for sudden
For tho Sewing Room
Keep the sewing machine free
from lint and well oiled. Allow
no careless hands to meddle with it.
Insist upon having well sharpened
scissors of good steel. Poor grade
scissors aro always a waste and an
extravagance. Do not buy "bargain
counter" needles. Every good thing
has its price, and can only be bought
of reliable dealers.
To remedy the wr.'nkles in waists
across the shoulders Just below the
collar band, rip the shoulder seams,
put on tho waist wrong side out, pin
tho bottom of the back securely to
the belt at the waist line, and have
a second person pin tho shoulders of
the back and front together, smooth
es, uuc not stretcning the material
upward toward the neck band, ad
justing it evenly and correctly.
There may have to be some trim
ming off done. This is a very com
mon trouble.
Many times, tho fine point of tho
sewing machine needle gets bent or
blunted, and to continue sewing with
it means either spoilt stitches or a
broken needle, in a very short time.
Ono can get from tho sowing ma
chine agencies a small omery wheel
that will fit onto the cylinder that
holds the bobbin while it is being
filled, and which revolves just as
the-bobbin does. Bv tho ima nf n.ta
1 little wheel, needles, pins, penknives
Storing Canned or Preserved Fruits
When putting away the fruit jars,
arrange them from front to back on
the shelves, all the first rows being
one kind of fruits or vegetables, the
next rows another kind, and so on,
so that each kind will be readily got
at when wanted, without moving
other kinds. Begin at one end' of
the shelf, storing toward the other
end, instead of putting one kind
along the back of the shelf, another
in front of that, and so on. Brown
paper, such as the grocer uses, or
even the paper sacks groceries are
delivered in, will be suitable to
'?WTiSW,,t 3f5- Itftus, excluding
the- light. See that the jellies and
jams ana preserves are put in a part
or tne storage room where they will
keep dry. A small compartment of
the cellar, used only for a fruit
room, is the best, but any place the
fruit is kept. in sliould be cool, dry
and dark. As, fast as the jars are
emptied, during tho winter, they
should be" washed clean and set
away where they will not get broken.
Good Beds
The old fashioned "straw tick,"
which could be emptied and refilled
as often as liked, was far superior
to the cheap, shaving or excelsior
mattresses of today. The emptied
b?CtiCik can be cashed, and filled
with clean, now oat straw, and then
tied like the "store" mattress, and
they aro much cooler and more
hygienic than any other. Of all
nuisances and insomnia-breeders,
nothing is more uncomfortable than
one of the cheap, lumpy affairs filled
with Mayings or poor excelsior. Cot
ton, felt, wool, or hair mattresses
are usually very heating during the
hot months, and should be aired as
often as possible. A protector, or
pad, made like a comfort, of cotton
batting between covers of sheeting
or cotton cloth and tied as a com
rort, should be used over all mat
tresses as this is much easier
iS? and can bQ washed either
with, or without ripping apart, thus
insuring clean, wholesome beds.
Query Box
Several queries are answered un
der heading "Requested Recipes."
J. S. H. See recipe for salt-rising
broad in another column.
0. K. I know of nothing that
will remove tatoo marks from the
flesh. I doubt if the electric needle
would be of any avail.
L. M. If the clatfirn wnfoi. io
foul, tho beqt to rn nmii,i ,, 4 cures wind colic nnd is tho Ijost re
uu,p uuo uesc zo ao WOUld bo to j rhoea. Twonty-Ove cents a bottla.
Crystalizing Melons
Watermelon rinds and pieces of
the garden citroii melon may be
crystalized and will take the place
in cookery of the more "expensive
citron of commerce. .Prepare tho
melon rind or citron melon as for
preserves, cutting into"- 'convenient
pieceo; boll in, slightly salted water
until tender enough' to be' pierced
with a clean broom straw, then
drain and weigh. To each pound of
sugar allow two ounces of ginger
root (white) cut into thiri slices;
the grated rind of one and the juice
of two lemons; put the sugar in a
porcelain-lined .kettle, add half a
cupful of water- for each pound of
sugar, and set over-the fire; when
it conies to the boiling point, add
the lemon juice 'xihd rind and the
ginger, and put1 into this syrup
enough melon to be covered by it.
Simmer gently until transparent;
drain each piece' by lifting with a
perforated ladles land lay it on a
platter that has been dusted with
granulated sugar;- cover with a sheet
of glass (a window pane will do)
and set in tho sun to dry. When
thoroughly dried, .place between
sheets of waxed paper (which can
be bought ready J prepared of the
grocer), dust with fine granulated
sugar and pack in a tin box. Keep
To Remove Tomato Stains
Answering L. B. T.o remove to
mato stains from cotton or linen
fabrics, wet the spots in clear coll
water and lay in tho sunshine; have
ready equal parts of cream tartar
and table salt, well mixed, and
sprinkle this mixture on the wet
spot until tho dampness has ab
sorbed all it will; then cover the
spot until hidden, with the. mixture
and leave in the sunshine, wetting
it every half hour for a few hours.
If the stain still appears, repeat the
process, being sure td keep the art
icle in the sunshine all the time. If
AN OT.Ti Atjt TOWT.T. rnnTwn Tfn'r'rc'nY
ins. WiNarxw'a Soothing Syhup forclilldrc"
uipuuiif; BUQiuu fmvnya uouseu lor cniiurcn w"
toothing. It softens tho minis, nllnys the il
imedy lor dlr