The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923, September 17, 1909, Page 9, Image 9

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The Commoner.
SEPTEMBER 17, 1909
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golf, and only careful experimenting
can find what is best for it.
Fannie M. For the white silk
fabric and embroidery that have be
come yellowed from careless washing
dissolve two ounces each of salt and
oxalic acid in six quarts of cold wa
ter, and soak the silk in this until
the yellow disappears about an
hour; then immediately rinse through
several waters to remove every trace
of the acid.
J. T. D. Fall mushrooms may be
washed and canned the same as other
vegetables. Pack the jars very full
and put on the covers loosely; put
the jars in a boiler with cold water
enough to partly cover them, bring
to a boil and boil an hour and a
half-. As the mushrooms shrink, use
one jar to fill two others. Keep
the water very hot while this is done,
but not boiling, and for half an hour
longer, then seal the jars, one at a
time without lifting .the lid. Let
stand in the water until it cools, then
wrap each jar in paper and put away
as other jars.
bo baked, stuff the cavity with pooled
sweet potatoes, sew up and put into
a kettle of boiling water and keep
boiling slowly for two hours, or un
til tender, then take from tho wa
ter, dust well with flour and lay in
a baking pan, surround with swoot
potatoes that havo been par-boiled
Until tender, and put into a hot oven
until nicely browned. Or, tho ani
mal may be filled with par-boiled
sweet potatoes and laid in a baking
pan, surrounded with more par
boiled sweet potatoes, a' teacupful of
water added, and roasted in a quick
oven, as you would 'a sucking pig.
The fats and juices will mako a rich
brown gravy.
To Cook an Opossum
Answering M. B.'V. Have on the
fire a' kettle of boiling water into
which a couple of stove-shovelfuls of
wood ashes have been thrown. After
killing vtho animal, treat it just as
you would a sucking pig scald In
the kettle of boiling water, then take
the hair off as rapidly as possible,
and Bcrape the skin until it is as
white as paper. ' Hang the animal
and split it open, and take out the
insldes; wash It inside and out with
plenty of clear' cold water, then rub
well Inside and but with salt. If to
Coffee's Weight on Old Ago.
Cooking Squabs
For cooking squabs, take half a
dozen squabs,, singe and draw, cut
oft' the necks and wipe all over, in
side and out, with a damp cloth; rub
salt over inside and out, dust with
flour and nut into a hot oven for ten
to fifteen minutes; skim the fat from
tho gravy, add a little boiling water,
boil up, strain and servo tho gravy
with the game. They may be stuffed
with chestnuts, which should bo par
boiled, pounded and mixed with
bread crumbs, fastening a slice of
bacon on the breast of each bird, then
set In tho oven and baked until done.
Mashed turnips, potatoes, squash, wa
tercress, or apple Bauce may bo
served with them.
cook long; let tho corn and beans
simmer togother for sufficient timo
to allow their flavor to blond, with
tho addition of just a dnsh of black
popper; tho meat Is supposed to fnr
nlsh salt sufficient, but If it dons not,
more can bo added a few minutes bo
foro it Is dished up. If one has rich
cream, a littlo of this added to the
vegetables when dono, is an Improve
ment. If ripe beans aro used, thoy
must bo cooked tender before adding
tho corn.
Tomatoes Fried Cut smooth,
solid, not quite ripe tomatoes In
thick slices and dust with pepper
unu mm, ron in graicu urcau crumbs,
cracker dust, or fine corn meal and
fry in doep, boiling hot fat until
brown; take up with a perforated
cake turner and servo hot. Green
luhiuluub may oe sorvcu in tlio same
way, and tho cooking must bo done
in very hot, deep fat, but not scorch
ing hot.
Littlo Edwin, in answer to his
question, had been told lhat God
mado him. At his bath tho next
morning his mother saw Edwin ex
amining his skin cloHoly, and look
ing at his arms and lego and trying
to get a gllmnso of his back in tho
glass. Finally he said: "Say, mam
ma, God mado a good Job not to
loavo any scams." Implement Ago.
An artist had finished a landscapo;
on looking up, he beheld an Irish
navvy gazing at his canvas. "Well,"
said the artist familiarly, "do you
suppose you could make a picturo
like that?" Tho Irishman mopped
his forehead a moment. "Sure, a
man c'n do annythlng If he's druv
to ut," ho replied. Philadelphia Inquirer.
Latest Fashions for Readers
The Commoner
When prominent; men realize the
injurious effects of coffee and tho
change In health that Postum can
bring, they are glad to lend their
testimony for the benefit of others.
A superintendent of public schools
in North Carolina says:
"My mother, since her early child
hood, was an inveterate coffee
drinker and had been troubled with
her heart for a number of years,
and complained of that Veak all
over' feeling and sick stomach.
"Some time ago, I was making an
official visit to a distant part of tho
country and took dinner with one
of the merchants of the place. I
noticed a somewhat peculiar flavor
of the coffee, and asked him con
cerning it. He replied that it was
"I was so pleased with it, that
alter tho meal was over, I bought
a package to carry home with me,
and had wife prepare some for the
next meal. The whole family liked
it so well, that we discontinued cof
fee and used Postum entirely.
"I had really been at times very
anxious concerning my mother's con
dition, but we noticed that after
using Postum for a short time, she
felt so much better than she did
prior to its use, and had little
trouble with her heart and no sick
stomach; that tho headaches were
not so frequent, and her general
s.nntHnn Trmp.h improved. This
continued until she was as well and
hearty as tho rest of us.
"I know Postum has benefited my
self and the other members of the
family, but not in so marked a ae
gree as in tho caso of my mother,
as she was a victim of long stand
ing." Read "The Road to Wellville," in
Pkgs. ' '
"There's a Reason."
Ever read tho above letter? A new
Requested Recipes
No. 2 A sweet sauce .for puddings
is made thus: Boil a pint of water
and a coffee-cupful of granulated
sugar together for five minutes; then
add three heaping teaspoonfuls of
corn starch previously made smooth
In a little cold water; finally add
both the grated rind and the juice of
one large lemon, and a tablespoonful
of butter. Cook until the butter has
melted, then servo with pudding.
A good Pudding Sauce Cream to
gether a teacupful of sugar and a
tablespoonful of butter; add a pint
of boiling water and a tablespoonful
of corn starch previously wet up in
a little cold water; boil, stirring, for
several minutes and season as liKea.
Nutmeg flavor is good.
Soft Sauce A teacupful of sugar
(irniTviDd with twn tfihlpnnoonfuls of I
butter and the yolk of one egg; when
well beaten, stir them into a pint or
boiling water over the fire, keep stir
ring until It foams, then take up and
serve. Any of these sauces can be
used with pudding of various sorts,
and are all easily made.
Canning String Beans Gather
nice, tender snap beans, string, wash
well, and break into inch-long pieces;
put on to boil in plenty of water
RAitad ns vou would for the table,
and let boil until tender enough for
the table, which will be about one
hour perhaps less. Havo your
glass jars well rinsed out with hot
water, and the lid and rubber also
hot; the rubber must be new. Fill
tho inr with the beans and the water
they are boiled In, but leave a space
at the top that will hold tnree laDie
spoonfuls of vinegar. Have some
ennii vinecar in a sauce pan, and
bring to a boil; when the jars are
filled, one by one, put into each two
or three spoonfuls of the boiling vin
egar, and seal at once. Each jar
should be filled and sealed before
another is begun, wnen reaciy xo
use, cook as fresh beans. These are
excellent, and require very littie
Succotash Green corn, either
fresh or canned, and any good shelled
beans may be used, equal parts of
t, T.nt thA beans and a' bit 01
sweet, salt pork be thoroughly cooked
3012 Ladies' Waist, with body
lining. An excellent model for an
evening waist dovcloped In palo blue
liberty , satin and trimmed with
motifs of hand embroidery. Seven
sizes 32 to 44.
2909 Boys' Russian Suit, contest
ing of a blouse with Dutch neck and
long or Bhort sleeve's, arid knlckor
bockers. Navy . blue serge,' was used
for this Jaunty littlo modol. Four
sizes 2 to
5 years.
2991 Misses' Soml-FIttlng Coat,
in three-quarter length. A good
model for any of tho season's- coat
ings. Three sizes 12 to 1G years.
2988 Ladies' Waist, with body
lining and fancy or one-piece plain
sleeves. This would bo an excellent
waist for evening wear developed
from lace, taffetas silk or chiffon.
Six sizes 32 to 42.
3007 Ladies' Six-Gored Skirt,
closing at left side-back seam, and
having yoke at sides. As a separate
skirt or as part of a suit this is an
excellent model for any of tho sea
son's suitings. Six sizes 22 to 32.
2983 Girls' Dress, with Princess
panel and long or three-quarter
sleeves. A very pretty model for
mercerized poplin,, heavy linen, cash
mere or serge. Five sizes 6 to 14
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allowing patterns from the latest Paris and New York styles. The de
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nmking full if helpful and practical suggestions in the making of your
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