The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923, November 25, 1910, Page 9, Image 9

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gay in the early springtime. Every
one of them should be in bed now,
but if no$, get them tucked in as
quickly as possible.
Query Box
Mrs. J. M. When beading is used
for joining, there should bo only
sufficient nmrgin beyond the em
broidery to stitch - a French seam.
Join the beading to one side, having
the seam on the right side of the
garment, then trim off the edges of
the seam, turn on the wrong side and
Btitch a second seam, which will give
a perfect finish on. the right side.
Do this for the joining on 'the other
x side.
Anxious For the children's hair,
get ten cents worth of fish berries
and mash them; put into a pint bot
tle, and fill the bottle with alcohol
or whisky and leave for a couplo of
days. Then wet the hair and scalp
good with the liquid and let dry;
then wash with a white soap suds,
let dry, rinse and let dry again; then
wet the head and hair with strong
vinegar. The liquor will lcill the ver
min and the vinegar will dissolve the
shell of the nits, and the hair will be
K. M. A quick, inexpensive way
to make black ink is by the use of
a ten-cent package dye slate color
dissolved in boiling water. Tell
your druggist what you want it for,
and the directions for making the
ink will be found on tho package of
the proper color. There are many
other recipes.
Thomas C. To remove the rust
from the nickel-plating on the stove,
cover with tallow or sweet oil and
let stand a couple of days, then rub
off the oil and ljolish with finely sift
ed unslacked lime.
P. P. L. Fuel alcohol is obtained
by distillation from various vege
' tables, wood and fruits, and is called
'"sometimes wood alcohol, but the pure
form' Is known as methyl alcohol.
After the alcohol is distilled, it is
denatured, or rendered unfit for
medicinal or drinking purposes by
adding to it a certain amount of
wood alcohol or other poisonous sub
stances. The alcohol used medicin
ally, or4 for Internal use, is from
grain, and is called grain alcohol.
Homo Remedy for Rheumatism
To one gallon of good apple vine
gar add one pound of red pepper and
two pounds of salt; with this mix-
Both Kept Up on Scientific Food
- Good sturdy health helps one a lot
to make money.
With the loss of health one's in
come is liable to shrink, if not en
tirely dwindle away.
"When a young lady has to make
her own living, good health is her
best asset.
"I am alone in the world," writes
a Chicago girl, "dependent on my
own efforts for my living. I am a
clerk, and about two years ago
through close application to work
and a boarding-house diet, I became
a nervous invalid, and got so bad off
It was almost impossible for me to
stay in the office a half day at a time.
"A friend suggested to me the idea
of trying Grape-Nuts food which I
did, making it a1 large part of at least
two meals a day.
"Today, I am free from brain-tire,
dyspepsia, and all the ills of an over
worked and Improperly nourished
brain and body. To Grape-Nuts I
owe tho recovery of my health, -and
the ability to retain my position and
Read "The Road to Wellvllle," in
pkgs. "There's a Reason."
Ever read the above letter? A new
one appears from time to time. They
are genuine, true, and full of human
ture, after standing several days,
wet flannel cloths and wrap tho
affected parts of tho body with tho
cloths as hot as can bo borne; if
tho part can not bo wrapped, apply
the hot, wet cloths to tho parts and
cover closely with several thicknesses
of flannel, keeping tho heat in as
long as may be, and rewetting tho
cloths in the hot vinegar If not soon
relieved. Keep the bowels open with
mild laxatives (not purgatives or ca
thartics), and drink abundantly of
water, either hot or cool, as best
suits tho taste.
"I'll Take What Father Takes"
There is a story told of a father
who took his little boy ono morning
into tho city where ho transacted his
business. When noon came ho took
his boy to a restaurant whore he
often had lunch. Tho waiter on re
ceiving the order, knowing that it
was the father's custom to have a
bottle of wine, asked tho boy what
ho would take to drink. The boy
replied, "I'll take what father takes,"
The father, realizing the seriousness
of the. situation, quietly beckoned tho
waiter and countermanded the
Cracklin' Bread
In a divorce case at Mexico tho
plaintiff criticised hi3 wife's cooking
and complained that shb put "crack
lin' bread" before him to eat. His
lawyer was laying great stress upon
this point, and was particularly se
vere with tho wife for serving this
homely yet savory bread, which is
peculiarly palatable to native Mis
sourians, when Judge Barnett inter
rupted him with tho question:
"Mr. Attorney, did you ever cat
cracklin' bread?"
"No, sir," came the prompt and
somewhat emphatic reply.
"I thought not," said the judge,
and there was a ripple of laughter
all over tho court-room, which
showed that cracklin' bread was.not
"foreign to tho appetites of those pres
ent, including the court.
Homo Made Candles
For the candy season now begin
ning, it is much better that the
sweets be made at home. A recent
decision is that the child who buys
chocolate on the streets buys germs,
and moreover, he does not get choco
late, but only burnt umber flavored
with- chocolate. This may not be
strictly true, but it furnishes food for
discussion, and it is true that very
much of the cheap candies on sale at
this season are adulterations not fit
for the child to put into its stomach.
We give some tried recipes:
Sea-Foam Candy Put one cupful
of boiling water and- three of coffee
C sugar into a porcelain-lined or alu
minum sauce-pan, and stir over tho
fire until tho sugar is dissolved; then
stop stirring and let cook until it
threads or spins when a little is lift
ed. Lift the pan from the fire and
let it stop bubbling, then add gradu
ally the stiffly-beaten whites of two
eggs; use a wire whip and continue
to stir until the inaiss will hot spread,
but is creamy and will stand alone.
A cupful of pecan nuts chopped fine
may be beaten into the "foam," and
when" the mixture will hold its shape,
drop in sniall, rough balls on but
tered paper and let harden.
Uncooked Fondant Mix the
whites of two eggs and their bulk of
water in a large bowl, beating vigor
ously; then add a dessert spoonful
of vanilla and about two pounds of
"XXX" confectioner's sugar (finest
grade of powdered sugar), well-sifted;
beat well, and tho paste is ready.
Nuts of any kind may be made up by
using the nut-kernels for the founda
tion and make into little balls with
the paste, leaving on buttered paper
to harden. All kinds of fruit creams
may be made, fig candy, chocolate
creams, otc. There Is no cooking to
bo done, and tho work is oasy and
clean; a dollar's worth of all tho in
gredients together will mako many
pounds of tho finest kinds of candy.
Tho cooked fondant is also very
fine, but requires more work.
For tho Sonnish'cHB
In sewing laco edging on hems or
ruffles, first crease tho hem, which
may bd dono by running tho goods
through tho hemmer without stitch
ing, or in any preferred way; thon
smooth out tho goods and stitch tho
laco flat along tho creano for tho bot
tom of the hem. Then refold tho
hem and stitch it down. Tho hem
mer may bo used for tho creasing by
removing the machlno needle, or
leaving It unthreaded.
For cleaning old lace. If stalnod
or greasy, put Into sweet oil and lot
it stand for several hours; fill a big
bottle with water; sew tho laco to
some muslin, being sure to tack every
little point In placo and wrap the
muslin around tho bottle carefully
so as not to crease. If the laco Is
very fine, cover it with thin muslin or
net on tho outside. Hang tho bottle
In a perfectly clean porcelain-lined
kettle, pour over it cold crfstile soap
suds, bring to a boil and boll until
tho lace Is clean. Then take out and
rinse without removing it from tho
muslin and dry in tho sun. Press
over a cloth dipped in sweetened wa
ter to stiffen tho Incc. If n creamy
lint is wanted, dip in water In which
onion skins have been boiled, or In
cold coffoo, or stir a llttlo yellow
ochro Jn tho wator to tho desired
Cleaning Crocheted Article
For tho washable ones, mako a
suds of warm (not hot) water and a
good white soap; put tho nrtlclo to
bo washed in tho suds and squeeze
(don't rub), unjtll It looks clean, pat
ting it with tho hand, and sousing it
about In the water; thon rlnso thor
oughly In tho water, which should be
warm, until there is no soap left In
tho article, using several waters If
necessary; squeeze tho wator out;
but do not wrlug or twist; shako
gently, put into a cheeso cloth bag
and hang to dry In a draft; shako
and beat whilo drying. Crocheted or
knit articles may bo perfectly e'eaned
by rubbing through qulto hot flour
or corn meal, taking row flour or
meal as It gets soiled. Or put tho
article in a hag with tho mca' or
flour, and rub and toss about.
"Remove tho sting of a wasp or
bee with a watch key, pressing tho
place with it; then rub the sting with
a slice of raw onion, moist tobacco,
or a damp blue bag." Dally Mirror.
Press gently dry, dust with boracic
powder, and return it to the beo(or
wasp). Punch.
Latest Fashions for Readers of
The Commoner
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SIzqs: 2, 4 and 6 years. Requlros
three and one-half yards of 27-inch
material for tho 4-year size.
Sizes: 6, 8, 10, 12 and 14 years.
Requires three and 'one-half yards
of 36-inch material for the 8-year
Sizes: Small, medium and large.
Requires threo and three-eighths
yards of 36-inch material for the
medium size.
Sizes: 32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42 and
44 inches, bust measure. Requires
six yards of 36-inch material for tho
36-inch size.
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TnE COMMONER will supply Its readers with perfect fitting, seam
allowing patterns from tho latest Paris and New York styles. The de
signs aro practical and adapted to the homo dressmaker. Full direc
tions how to cut and how to mako tho garments with each pattern
Tho price of these patterns 10 cents each, postage prepaid. Our large
catalogue containing tho illustrations and descriptions of over 400 sea
sonable styles for ladies, misses and children, as well as lessons in
homo dress-making, full of helpful and practical suggestions in the
making of your wardrobe mailed to any address on receipt of 10 cents.
In ordering patterns give us your name, address, pattern number and
sizo desired. Address TATE COMMONER, Pattern Dept, Lincoln Neb.
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