The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923, November 18, 1910, Page 8, Image 8

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For My Boy's Album
(By Request)
Do you know that your soul is of my
soul such part
That you seem to be fibre and
strength of my heart?
None other can praise me, as you,
dear, can do;
None other can please me or pain
me, as you.
Remember, the world will be quick
with its blame
If shadow or blight ever darkens
your name;
"Like mother, like son" is a saying
so true
The world will judge largely of
mother, through you.
' Be yours, then, the task if a task it
shall be,
. To force the proud world to do
homage to me;
Be sure it will say, when its verdict
you've won,
"She reaps as she sowed, for this
man is her son."
Helen Watts-McVey.
us "things of the inner life demand
outward expression," which, if they
fail to find, turn bacik upon the
inner self and work ruin to the ner
vous system. The remedy for this
state of things has not yet been
found; yet many thoughtful, observ
ing men and women ore trying to
solve the problem, and urge that,
wherever possible, a sense of broth
erly comradeship shall be cultivated,
and gathering places where like may
meet like, should be established, not
only in the country, but in the great,
lonely city.
in our
God's Reminders
(Ttv RonnocsM
God, lest we grow skeptic
earthly bower,
' And deny the greatness of
t strength some future hour,
Has placed these four warnings He
who reads must cower!
The lightning's flash;
The thunder's crash;
; The cyclone's lash;
The earthquake's gash;
To remind us of the vastness of His
Guy M. Stealev.
The Loneliness of Crowds
In a recent work of fiction a dis
tinguished writer describes the effect
which first experiences of city life
.produce on the minds of the country
born and bred who plunge into the
1 maelstrom of its fierce competition.
' He says: "There is a fierceness
" about this city life that . appals the
country lad fresh from the brother-
liiieas of a small town. The contin-
ually changing faces of the thou-
. sands to whom he is nothing, the
hard, self-centerednessof every one,
give him at first a sense of black
loneliness that pierces to the very
marrow of his spirit. For a time, it
. is even a sense of relief to nod fa
miliarly to an omnibus driver, to
recognize a street cleaner, or a po
5 liceman on his beat; to know that,
for a second at least, he has emerged
Into somebody's mind as an individ-
uality." Every one who has gone
.' into a strange city will recognize the
picture, and with some, the loneli-
,. ness nas lingered tnrougn an tne
years; they never seem to get into
2 real touch with what they want. T. be
.' lonely, it is not necessary merely to
: be alone; many most socially inclined
never get away from themselves;
they feel that to even their most in
K timate friends, on some subjects they
- dare not speak their thoughts, be
! cause they know they will not be
' understood, and while the lips may
laugh, and the voice join in the babel
of words about them, there is in
I their hearts a profound sense of
' loneliness and a longing for some-
thing of their very own, the lack of
. which compels them to walk com
I panionless to the end of their days.
! Psychologists tell us of certain types
" of nervoas disorders produced by
these suppressed emotions, and tell
Caring for the Faco
If girls were taught to properly
care for their faces and hands, there
would "be fewer young women and
middle-aged frantically calling on the
beauty doctor for aid and advice as
to how to remove blemishes and re
store healthy coloring. In the mat
ter of washing the face, how few
girls are ever taught how best to
do it! Begin now, and teach them
to always use tepid or warm water
to start with never cold, as cold
water seldom removes the accumu
lation of dirt. Do not use a wash
cloth or sponge, unless it is kept
perfectly clean and sweet by fre
quent washing and sunning. "Cup"
your hands, leaning well over the
basin, and fill with the water, put
ting this on the face again and
again; the hands should do the rub
bing, and they will not roughen the
most delicate skin. If you use soap,
let it bo the vegetable-oil kind
never the laundry soap; and when
the face is clean, rinse in the same
way, with water of the same temper
ature, then with cold, rubbing the
flesh upward and outward with the
finger-tips, very gently. Dry the
face with a soft, warm towel, pat
ting and pressing rather than rub
bing with the towel. Then wet the
face and hands with cider or other
good vinegar, letting it dry on. The
vinegar kills the alkali in the soap,
and its action is Healing, astringent
and chemically cleansing, and no
harm can come of it. The less soap
used on the face and hands, the bet
ter, but this will depend in a great
measure on how dirty one's environ
ments are whether soft coal is
used, or like conditions prevail. The
face should be well cleaned at night,
and after drying, should have a' little
cold cream, or a little thick cream
from the milk pan, or a little almond
oil, well rubbed into the skin to
soften, and to restore the natural oil
which has been removed by washing.
If you want an object lesson as to
what ruins the complexion, watch
how girls and women usually wait
on tneir laces alkali soaps, hard
water, hot or cold, a coarse wash
rag vigorously applied, no rinsing,
followed by imperfect drying; and
the aftermath is roughness, coarse
ness, enlarged pores, blackheads,
chaps, and evils of like nature. Teach
tho girls now.
contrasting color. For mats to lay
on the stand, use cloth to match the
splasher, and decorate the -same. Or
they may be pinked or scolloped
around the edges.
A set of old-time mats may be
made of a sheet of white or gray
wadding and a skein of saxony yarn
of bright color. Cut out a circle of
the wadding, or any shape you want,
and strips two inches wide, enough
to go thrice around each mat. Take
either pink, light blue, or light green
make very delicate coloring, and
crochet around tho edge of the circle
and both sides of the strips with a
chain of two or three stitches be
tween each crochet. Then plait the
strips in box plaits, sew through the
center with the machine, or by hand,
having the center of the plaiting and
the mat even. Tack the edges of
each, box plait together, and let them
stand up full. These are serviceable.
Squares of linen, or cotton cloth,
either fringed, or with lace or em
broidery stitched around the edges,
are neat. There are so many pretty
patterns for crocheting or knitting
mats, that one has but to choose, but
the above are very simple and easily
lires'JOf the amateur. The cleansing
cream should be washed off with a
good1 vegetable-oil soap, almond meal
or one-'of the oatmeal cleansing bags
so often- recommended. Tho pores
are in this way cleansed of the ac
cumulations of dust and grime gath
ered through the day, and should
then be at once filled with more
cream to keep them free from an
other dose of dirt. ' The face should
have this cleansing every night be
fore retiring. This is the season of
year when one must begin to take
care of the face and hands becauso
of the cold, or damp or windy
Too frequent bathing in cold
weather is injurious to health. An
application by tho hand of cold wa
ter, followed by moderate friction is
quite sufficient to keep the skin of
the body clean and stimulated. Warm
baths taken through the day should
be followed by the application of
cool or cold water; otherwise the
person is made susceptible to expo
sure, and. colds are taken.
No one, however strong or healthy,
should take a cold bath when
hungry or fatigued. Any bath should
be followed by friction over the
Inexpensive Cure for Rheumatism
In giving directions for the cure
of rheumatism, Dr. Reeder, of In
diana, says: "Just stop eating until
the poor stomach, in fact the whole
alimentary canal, can unload and get
cleaned up, so to speak. Just drink
water, lots of it; gallons of it; wash
out the whole tract; get it clean.
You will not starve nor suffer If you
do not eat a mouthful of solid food
for three or four days; but as soon
as the tongue clears, begin to eat.
Yes, eat buttermilk, a half pint every
two hours; you won't need anything
else for a week five days, anyhow
and by that time there won't be a
particle of rheumatism about you.
After that, if you will just remem
ber that your teeth were made to
chew your food with, and use them,
,cut out all liquids while eating, eat
reasonably and work reasonably, you
won't again be troubled with rheu
matism." It won't cost you anything
to try this unless, in some cases, and
at this season of feasting, it be a
pretty severe self-denial, but a little
doing without will be wholesome and
beneficial in other ailments.
A Good Cold Cream
Nothing is so good for chapped
hands, rough faces and cracked lips
as the old mutton tallow remedy of
our grandmothers. If you tell your
butcher what you want it for, he will
select some very fine white tallow
from the mutton, and you must take
Tt home and cut it into bits, and put
into a saucepan without any water;
set this pan in a kettle of boiling wa
ter and let remain until the fat is
entirely tried out of the fibre; strain
through a fine sieve and while still
waTm, stir in a teaspoonful of the
essence of camphor In tho proportion
of one teaspoonful of camphor es
sence to every cupful of tallow; next
add a teaspoonful of your favorite
perfume, and beat, and beat and
beat, until it is all a sweet-smelling,
creamy mixture. Before it gets cold,
turn into little jars or old teacups
and set where it will get perfectly
cold. It should be used like any
other cold cream, after the face and
hands have been thoroughly washed
and dried.
Somo Inexpensive Toilet Mats
simple, inexpensive toilet mats for
her Christmas box. Here are two
kinds, easily made and inexpensive:
Take a strip of plain white oilcloth
or colors, if you like, and make It
the size you want your splasher. If
For the Toilet
One of the latest accessories to the
toilet Is the "vanity case." It is a
little book, or case, covered with
some delicate satin, or other ma
terial, which contains a number of
powdered leaves and a little mirror,
closes with a' button clasp, and may
be carried in the coat pocket or shop
ping bag. The woman or girl of
today, Instead of scorning the use of
powder, looks upon it as a necessity,
and this little device has taken the
place of the powder-bag. In some
of the Btores dealing with toilet
articles, little metal boxes, something
like the little metal match box are to
be had and these contain a little mir
ror, a tiny powder puff and a supply
of powder.
Soap does not agree with all skins,
and an application of a soft, cleans
ing cream is better. Theso creams
are not expensive, and for most peo
ple, are bettor bought ready mado
you can paint, stamp with any de
Rlcrn vmi Hlci. and rmint with oil
paints. If you can not paint, the than they will be. if mado at homo
strip may bo bound with some bright with the uncertain weights and meas-
Some Seasonable Recipes
Oyster Filling for Turkey A six
teen pound turkey will -require
twenty-five large oysters, one table
spoonful of chopped parsley, one
teaspoonful of sweet marjoram, one
quart of stale bread crumbs, one
tablespoonful of butter, one tea
spoonful of salt, and pepper to taste.
Drain the oysters, dash cold water
over them and drain again; mix tho
crumbs, salt, pepper, and herbs to
gether, add the butter warmed, and
then work in the oysters. If the
herbs are not at hand, they may be
Fruit Meringues Make a nice
puff paste, line pie-plates with it
rolled about a quarter of an inch
thick; bake these shells in the oven,
and if they rise too much, prick thera
to keep level. Have the paste fulled
on so it will not shrink in baking.
When the shells are done, fill them
with a rich apple sauce, or with pre
served peaches sliced, or canned
peaches, or with marmalade, or any
preferred filling. Cover each pie of
ordinary size with a thick meringue
made by beating the whites of two
eggs to a stiff froth and adding two
tablespoonfuls of powdered sugar
and the juice of half a lemon, beating
the sugar in gradually. Return to
the oven and cook slowly for twenty
minutes in a moderate oven. At the
end of that time it should be firm