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About The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 25, 1908)
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DECEMBER 25, 1908
through knowing tho demand for
such wares as she can produce. If
she can not sell what she likes to
make, then she should try to make
a very good article of tho kind her
market calls for. If you do not suc
ceed this season, and there are signs
hopeful for tho future, do not give
up, but try it again. Learn every
thing you can about your business,
and do not be afraid of doing it the
best you know how. "Give to the
world your best."
II. M. As a restorative, a sun
bath, with deep breathing of pure
air, beats an electric battery' every
Mrs. K. No amount of "blood"
medicine will cleanse the system of
the poison of improper diet. Learn
what, and how much, you can eat
with comfort, and do not be afraid
of getting a little hungry.
Housewife. Two one-pound rolls
of wool batting 36x81 inches wide,
costing one dollar per roll, or one
two-pound roll 72x81 inches, is the
requirement for a comfort filling for
a double bed. Wool-filled comforts
are light, warm and lasting.
"House-Mother." If you have
"nerves," bo thankful, and treat
them right. Be good to yourself,
in the matter of sleep, clean air,
cheerful thoughts, and a determina
tion to get the best possible out of
life. One can get along very com
fortably on much less sleep than
she thinks, if she does not overwork
the brain or body. Learn to rest.
"Vanity." Wishing to have nice
hands is not "vanity," but a justifi
able desire. Wear gloves about your
wprk whenever possible, and use as
little soap on the hands as possible.
Old gloves, or cheap cotton ones are
good. Rubber gloves have a habit
of wearing out rapidly, and do not
always have a good effect on the
hands, and good ones are expensive.
"Beginner" When making layer
cake, spread the dough thinly in the
center and thickest on the edges, as
the dough rises first in the center,
and by this means you will have a
moro even baking.
Fannie S. To avoid burning the
fruit, or other cake which requires
long baking, set the pan containing
the dough in another pan having a
little boiling water in it, replenish
ing the water with more from tthe
teakettle as it boils away. The re
sult, if carefully done, will be a
rich, moist cake, with no burnt crust
on the bottom.
Other questions are answered un
der headings in other columns.
does not always wait to bo intro
duced before speaking. Thero may
bo no one at hand to perform tho
ceremony of introduction, yet tho
two may know one another perfect
ly well without personal acquain
tance. In such cases, It is always
the best-bred one of the two who
makes the overture by introducing
himself and mentioning tho fact that
ho knows very well who tho other
is. This is really a compliment,
and argues great tact on the part
of the one doing it.
Many very cordial and warm
hearted women offer their hand on
being introduced, whether to a man
or woman, and there is a whole
volume of kindness expressed in the
grasp of such womanly hands.
When ready to fry croquettes or
doughnuts, test' the temperature of
the fat in the kettle by dropping a
small bit of bread into it. If in a
few minutes the bread begins to
brown, the fat is ready for use. Fat
must be smoking hot, in order to
sear the outside and retain inside
yesterday. Live now; and sock to
live ovory day a little farther up the
slope. Strive to bo tolerant of tho
blunders and failures of others, re
membering your own weaknesses. Bo
patient with tho living, aud tender
with tho sorrowing. Do not bo
harsh with the wrong-doer, nor point
out through malice, the stains upon
the garment of another, but guide
tho stumbling feet to safer ground,
and draw the temntnrl nwnv fmm thn
temptation. In this way, the now
year about to dawn will bring you
riches of spirit, and bless the lives
of all who touch your pathway.
Answering several querists: As to
the question of whether it is correct
to arise when introduced, we quote
the following from an authority on
such matters: A man -should always
be presented to the lady, and it is
not necessary that she should rise,
unless he be a man of unusual age
or prominence. The younger should
always be presented to the elder, and
a pretty opportunity for a graceful
act presents itself when the young
woman rises to be presented to the
elder. The unmarried woman is al
ways presented to the matron, and
should rise to accent the introduc
tion. The young man is presented
to the elder, and. the unmarried man
to the married.
Men always shake hands when in
troduced; women seldom do. In the
case of an -introduction of parties
known to .one another through mu
tual acquaintances, it is more cor
dial and better fQrm to offer the
hand and make some pleasant re
mark concerning .such, acquaintances,
indeed, cordiality is never out of
Place, but it must .not descend to
freedom of: manner- A-nian or- wom
an -who . is ; jpeVXeotJy. aware. ;ot Ahe
proper th'ih'g to do in certain cases,
A writer in the Family Doctor
says, in regard to fruit eating: "Wo
are all quite ready to agree that
fruit forms a food of great value, but
we display great lack of judgment
in tho manner in which we take ad
vantage of its valuable qualities.
Most people, instead of taking fruit
on an empty stomach, or in combina
tion with simple grain preparations,
such as bread, eat it with oily foods
generally cream. Then, perhaps,
the whole mass is washed down with
tea, coffee, or other liquid. To do
its best work, fruit should bo eaten
either on an empty stomach or else
with bread merely, never with veg
etables. Eaten in the morning, fruit
is very refreshing and serves as a
natural stimulus to the digestive or
gans; but even when eaten at the
proper time, its good effects are gen
erally counterbalanced by its being
saturated with sugar. Very few
kinds of fruit, if thoroughly ripened,
require any sugar, particularly if
Green Coffee Beans Poisonous
Mrs. Elizabeth Beckwith of Iowa
sends a warning against the use of
green coffee berries in raw egg for
icing, as she says the product is
poisonous. The recipe was given by
a housekeeper who had used it, but
the quantity is very small used so.
However, it is well to use some
harmless vegetable coloring which
is known to be harmless. What
might be used safely in careful
hands might work harm in careless
ones. Our thanks are due Mrs. B.
for the advice.
Emerson says: "Finish every day
and be done with it. For manners
and for wise living it is a vice to
remember. You have done what you
couldTsome blunders and absurdities
no doubt have crept in; forget them
?? soon as you can. Tomorrow is a
new day; you shall begin it wel and
qerenely, and with too high a spirit
to bo cumbered with your old non
sense This day, for all that is good
h fnir- it is too dear, with all
S hopes' and invitations, to waste a
and if you nave, t ex,nniinllBiv to
rseii, auu uj OM"-, ",: An
today. kverj uv, ' -. nd you
trial; a now -"' " ,r 'm
For keeping tho water in which
paint brushes are hung after using
from freezing in cold weather, add
salt to make a1 weak brine, or pour
over the surface a little glycerine.
Neither will hurt the brushes, but
if possible, U is best to keep the
bucket in a frost-proof cellar.
Aro vory often attrlbutoU to bllloiiH
noRH, and the Htomnch In troated to
i ..F.'li,Mt ,r,0,,,, .Rr of ton coinrwnlod
by blllouancNN. but you will uIko iiotlcu
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