The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923, May 20, 1910, Page 8, Image 8

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Tho World Goes On
Wo can do but a part of tho work to
bo done,
Wo can cheer but 'a' few of tho
bouIs that aro sad;
Wo can win but a fow of tho fights
to bo won
And malco but a fow of tho
troubled hoarts glad;
Wo may toll as wo will, by night and
by day.
Wo may study and dolvo into
scionco and art,
But whon tho ond comes and frionds
lay us away, ,
Another will follow and tako up
our 'part.
Wo can loam but a fow of the things
to bo learned,
And solvo but a fow of tho prob
lems of earth;
And tho world will go on, when tho
roadway wo'vo turnod,
As it did in tho days before wo
had our birth.
Wo can mako ourselves groat, but
not greater than all,
And bo of somo service to our
But tho moment Death carries us
out through tho hall
Tho world moves along just as
bravely again.
What wo havo done ono who follows
can do,
Tho placo wo aro filling anothor
can fill!
Death cuts off tho man and takes
him out of vlow,
But tho work ho was doing Is car
riod on still.
And so as wo journey along and
press on,
Performing tho tasks that aro ours,
day by day,
Let nono of us think that whon he
shall have gone
Tho wide world will suffer. That
iBn't God's way.
Edgar A. Quest,
Detroit Froo Press.
ditions beyond their control which
force them on, resist as they may.
It calls for a strong shoulder to
stand against tho onslaught, and wo
aro not all strong. Yet tho wise aro
constantly keeping their eyes open
for tho chance to escape from tho
maelstrom, and when the way opens,
however narrow tho rift, thoy aro
ready to take advantage of it, not
only for themselves, but for those
who havo tho strength and courage
to follow.
Charcoal as a Disinfectant
Glass vessels of any kind, as well
as other utensils, can be purified by
rinsing woll "with powdered charcoal.
Putrid water can bo immediately de
prived of Us bad smell by charcoal,
and a fow pieeds .of charcoal laid
with fresh meats will absorb all bad
odors. A tablet of willow charcoal
taken twice a day will sweeten tho
A Neglected Industry
A writer living in California, says:
"I never know a well established lav
ender plant to be affected detrimen
tally by anything. It will stand ex
tremes of heat and cold, drouth or
flood or neglect, and still yield
abundance of blossoms, which is tho
part used for scenting and In medi
cine. It will grow readily from seeds
or from cutting, and yield blossoms
the second year, commencing to
bloom in July. While tho blossoms
or seeds aro the parts used for mak
ing extract of lavender, every part
of the plant is full of perfume. A
few dried stems and leaves burned
in a' room will perfume and purify
tho atmosphere deliciously. The plant
is not extensively raised, and a high
price is paid for its product, Its
blossoms or seed selling aB high as
fifty cents a pound. It Is recom
mended that women might make a
neat little sum by growing the. plant,
as it is very easy to raise, and sells
readily to druggists and others. Its
uses in tho way of perfume are
legion. Every part of tho plant may
bo used in some way." This may be
true as regards California, but Its
growth might not be so ready in
other localities. The demand for It
is said to be large, and the supply
inadequate, as it has not been grown
extensively for commercial profit.
But it would be a good plan for
every housewife to raiso a few plants
ror ner own use, as a few blossoms or
oven leaves and branches laid among
clothing give a most refreshing per
fume. For filling sachets, It la Invaluable.
and repeat several times. It Is said
to whiten the neck.
It Is claimed that a sulphur lotion
is very good to prevent the hair from
graying, and as a wash, sulphur soap
may bo used. A wash made of
boiled walnut leaves also darkens the
hair; but this will stain whatever
it. fniinhps. nil tnrifls to darken the
'hair, but will necessitate frequent
wasning. Brushing with violet or
jasmine oil at night should be fol
lowed In the morning with some
strong tonic to counteract the greasy
quality; jaborandi tonic is good. But
It must be borne in mind that what
will help one may not help another.
To Clean tho Piano Caso
A highly polished case that has
grown dull and white-looking aB well
as finger-marked, can be safely
washed with a pure white soap and
water, and made to look like new.
Have ready a basin of tepid water,
a piece of pure white castile soap and
several pieces of old cotton flannel.
With one of the pieces of cloth, ap
ply the soap to the case by first
wetting the flannel then rubbing it
across the soap, then applying it to
the case, rubbing over only a small
space at a time; then wet another
piece of flannel and go over the same
place, removing all the soap, and
follow this with the dry cloth, rub
bing the wood thoroughly, rubbing
briskly to give a polish. Or, the pol
ish can be given with a soft chamois
skin. The work must be done rap
idly; the soap must be left on the
wood as short a time as possible, and
for this reason, but a small space
must be wet at a time.
Piano keys can bo olpjinori wifh
powdered pumicestone, if care is
paper, and close the lid tightly. Line
a suitable sized box with paper,
crumpled or fitted in, and put the
pail in this, and cover. You will
find the things cold and the ice not
melted when you open it. A similar
fitting up of a pail and box will
carry your "hot things" safely to the
dinner. The idea Is to keep the cold
insido in one and .beat, inside in the
other. "It works."
Human Inhumanity
We aro wickedly careless of tho
welfare of our fellows, their inter
gats on earth, or their claims on
heaven. Thousands of lives have
gone down into darknesB that would
nave shone as stars had any ono
taken the trouble to direct them up
ward. Minions He down with tho
lion, under tho impression that It Ib
a lamb. Hunger makes thousands
of thieves, yet bread Is wasted on
very hand. The ranks of the fallen
of either sex are recruited from the
thousands who are paid a few cents
for tho work worth dollars, and our
almshouses are filled with tho
wrecks of men who havo spent their
strength In building palaces or star
ration wages. Too many are re
Quired, to make brick without straw
and whon strength falls thorn, they
are scourged Into Imbecility by their
taak-maatera. Who Is to blame? It
fa said by some that tho people aro
thamselvea to blame for such condi
tion. Parhapn. But there are con-
For tho Toilet
For traveling, a little pot of cold
cream, a powder puff, a small bottle
of eau do cologne and a soft piece
of cambric are very necessaTy ac
cessories. Cold cream cleanses as
woll as softens, and where the water
iS bad. it BhOUld be Used On tht tnna
rubbing it over the face, leaving
for a few minutes, then removing
with the cloth. A strawberry cold
cream is very nice. Put four ounceB
of oil of sweet almonda and f-nrn
dozen largo, ripe strawberries in a
porcelain-lined sauce pan and bring
to a boll-heat slowly, then lift from
the fire, stir well, and cool. Melt
together half an ounce each of white
wax and spermaceti, and when the
mixture is well molted, beat in tho
strawberry oil, using a silver fork;
beat the mixture slowly until it
creams, then add a few drops of oil
of geranium, beating In well. Pack
in small porcelain Jars and cover;
keep cool. Use as any other cold
For the discolored neck, It Is rec
ommended to get a large, ripe cu
cumber and chop or maoh Into a
pulp, and spread the pulp on a
cloth. Put the pulp around the
neck, and cover with another cloth
to keep it in place. Do this at night,
To prevent the icing of a cake from
running down the sides, double a
piece of oiled paper three inches
wide and pin it closely around the
cake, letting the band come half an
inch above the cake. In this way, a
cake may be frosted evenly and with
a thick layer to Its edge. Leave the
band of paper on until the icing sets
and dries.
Never wash a cake mold; place It
in the oven to warm, thon taim
and wipe with a- cloth and put out of
tho way of dust.
What Is meant by greasing and
flouring a cake mold is, first, to
pease it, then put a handful of flour
"u"BflaKe ai1 around the bottom
and sides, and also the pipe In the
Currants should be rinsed in warm
water several days before a cake K
to be made; rub through the hands
to remove all sand and dirt, squeeze
as dry as you can, then spread out on
paper until you are ready to use in
tho cake.
Outing Comforts
Trythis: Get a- large graniteware
pail with a tight-fitting cover: put
a layer of heavy wrapping paper, cut
t0 fltir?un? the InsIde and bottom,
and fill in the bottom with an inch
deep packing of crumpled newspaper.
Put a small square of thick woolen
cloth or old blanket on this, and in
side of it & lump of ice. Have the
milk, cream and butter in neat little
pint and half pint Jars securely
sealed, and set these on the Ice; wrap
the woolen cloth tightly around and
nil all spaces with crumpled news
paper; lay on soveral thicknesses of
Helpful Items
To perfume hanging clothed, draw
ers, cupboards or 'boxes, when cloth
ing is put away, taken broken lumps
of natural pumicestone and put a
few drops of your favorite scent on
each of them, and they will retain
and impart to whatever they touch a
delicate fragrance.
To assuage thirst and cure fever
ishness, apple tea is a notable sick
drink. Slice up raw apples into a
stone jar, fill the jar with boiling
water, as in tea-making, and sweeten
to taste. Cover closely and when
cold, this apple tea1 will be found
tart and refreshing.
For a severe nervous headache,
one of the best remedies is to wring
out a towel from cold water and bind
it around the head, bringing it well
down on the back of the neck, over
the ears and across the upper half
of the forehead. It seldom fails.
This method will also brighten the
intellect and clear one's thoughts.
Freshening "Rumpled" Muslin
When a muslin garment becomes
limp without being soiled, it may
be freshened by sprinkling with gum
arabic water, then turn the dress
wrong side out and dry in the shade
as quickly as possible; then sprinkle
with water, roll in a towel for a short
time, iron on the wrong siSe and
unish by pressing the rough seams
and edges on the right side.
AS the nicnic Seflflmi nrfvnTinoa Tin
wroning will become a large factor in
me neat appearance of the family,
and before beginning to iron, see
that everything is perfectly clean.
Use plenty of newspapers; spread
them on the floor about the ironing
board to catch the "overflow" of
large garments, such as 'dresses,
skirts, etc. Have a paper to rub the
iron on every time It is taken from
the stove, and be sure to wipe the
flatiron around the edges, and see
mat the iron stand is perfectly clean.
Have a bowl of cold water and bits
of white cotton cloth, and use these
to moisten any place which has. be
come too dry to iron smooth, by
sponging" with the damp cloth. Do
not forget the hit nt wav oi .
the iron over this quickly, then over
the paper, wiping the edges to re
move any "smudge" before using.
A course of lessons in some good
family laundry would "come handy"
to nearly any girl, as a good lroner
is very much of the time "made" by
experience, rather than "born," If
;aJC? ,5s pbJorly mad0' the irons will
i:ckCTand a' smear TrfH be the re
sult. When making starch, it is al
most impossible to give proportions,
as starches vary in strength. When:
m,uruu is made, and still hot on
Y,? ?VGi a taBPoonful of pulverized
i 5i iw. QuartB of starch should?
L5 wd lnrA. The Bta?"ch should be
Rnrfni ThIS StarCh aTOXaS-
E ;iWlll.not stlck' the clotlQe3 will
Sffcieaa longer and the alum gives
the fabric a sort of. fire-proofing! If
wialm,f at Btar made witB
weak soapsuds, made with white
soap, gives a gloss.
"Brown Spots"
nfSIeiS? ln5ulrles for tho removal
arma ?atCheS" from " '
XEi n face,' and for bleaching a
hSSl0?,1??' aro &t hand- ThO
eZiftCeS" aro not alya the
livr ?Lelther tan or disordered
i Jind ln fPmB ca8e symp
tom of a condition which wIU rK
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