The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923, February 17, 1911, Page 9, Image 9

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FEBRUARY 17, 1911
The Commoner.
clean as the hands, and the stockings
changed before becoming much
Common yellow licorice root
chewed is a sweetener of the breath
and is claimed to relieve a sour stom
ach. It used to be an old, much used
"stand-by" for bad breath.
General Household
A plain pongee can be washed in
warm soapsuds, carefully rinsed and
ironed when quite dry. If sprinkled
for ironing, it is apt to spot.
For cleaning shiney coat collars,
use an old toothbrush; dip this in
naptha, then give a few brisk rubs
to the shiny places and ,it will be
clean. Delicate velvets may bo
cleaned in this way.
For colored hosiery, add a gill of
vinegar to each half gallon of the
last rinse water and hang to dry
wrong side out; this will prevent
streaking, and the dingy, rusty color
sometimes shown.
For the removal of milk, stains
from woolens, get a ten cent package
of soap bark, put half of it in a ves
sel and cover with boiling water; let
steep where it will keep barely at
the boiling point for an hour; strain,
and wash the milk or grease stain
in this, rinsing when clean. Or,, the
spot may be sponged out with the
soap bark tea.
To harden soft soap, add to each
gallon of boiling hot soap half a
pint of clean bairel salt, stirring it
in well. Pour the mixture into
broad, shallow vessels or pans, allow
to cool, then cut into cakes or bars
and stack up to dry.
Skirts that have become damp
should be first dried thoroughly in
the sunshine, If possible, then shaken
out carefully to remove all dust.
Bindings, facings, and plaits at. the
Can Bo Overcome in Cases
The influence of heredity cannot,
of course, be successfully disputed,
but it can be minimized or entirely
overcome in some cases by correct
food and drink. A Conn, lady says:
"For years while I was a coffee
drinker I suffered from bilious at
tacks of great severity, from which
"1 used to emerge as white as a ghost
and very weak. Our family physi
cian gave me various prescriptions
for improving the digestion and stim
ulating the liver, which I tried faith
fully but without perceptible result.
"He was acquainted with my fam
ily history for several generations
back, and once when I visited him he
said: 'If you have inherited one of
those torpid livers you may always
suffer more or less from its inaction.
We can't dodge our inheritance, you
"I was not bo strong a believer In
heredity as he was, however, and,
beginning to think for myself, I con
cluded to stop drinking coffee, and
see what effect that would have. I
feared It would be a severe trial to
give It up, but when I took Postum
and had It well made, It completely
filled my need for a hot beverage and
I grew very fond of it.
"I have used Postum for three
years using no medicine. During all
that time I have had absolutely none
of the bilious attacks that I used to
Buffer from, and I have been entirely
free from the pain and debilitating
effects that used to result from them.
"The change Is surely very great,
and I am compelled 'to give Postum
the exclusive cdlt for it." Name
given by Postum Co., Battle Creek,
Mich, , ,
Read "The Road to Welville," In
pkgs. "There a Reason."
Ever read the above letter? A. new
one appears from time to time. They
- re genuine, true, and fall of human
bottom should bo made tidy, replac
ing anything worn or frazzled. Un
der arm protectors should bo re
moved as often as necessary and
scrubbed with a' brush dipped in
quite warm water to which plain
white soap and a little ammonia
have been added, then dried in the
open air. Fresh air and sunshine
aro the best disinfectants known.
Contributed Recipes
Colonial Gingerbread This is a
loaf cake. To make, put a cupful
of New Orleans molasses in a mixing
bowl with a half cupful of butter and
a' half-cupful of sugar; over this pour
a cupful of boiling water in which
a level dessertspoonful of soda has
already been dissolved. Stir well
and let the mixture cool, then add a
cupful of chopped walnuts and a cup
ful of chopped and seeded raisins, a
teaspoonful each of cinnamon and
ginger, two and one-half cupfuls of
flour, and lastly, two "well-beaten
eggs. Bake in a shallow pan and
serve warm from the oven.
Fruit Flavoring This Is made
from the peels of lemons and or
anges. Soak the peels over night in
salt and water, and in the morning
drain and cover with fresh water,
and bring to a boil. Drain again,
throw the water away, and cover
again with fresh water, adding
enough sugar to make a thick syrup.
Bring to a boil and let the peel sim
mer in this until It has becomo ten
der, and by this time the syrup
should have thickened considerably,
but not to the candying point. Re
move from the fire and put into self
sealing jaTs at once. Some of the
peel, chopped fine, with a little of
the syrup added, gives a delicious
flavor to cake; when preparing for
the cake, chop the peel fine, add con
fectioner's sugar and sullicient water
to make it of the right consistency.
Endive Sauce Clean and trim off
the outside leaves and place the en
dive in a stewpan of boiling water,
boiling it for twenty minutes, then
Immersing in cold water. When
cool, squeeze each leaf separately to
remove as much water as possible,
then remove the roots and chop the
leaves fine. Put the chopped leaves
in a stew-pan with two ounces of
fresh butter, salt, sugar and nutmeg
to taste as seasoning cook five min
utes, stirring constantly, moisten
with a cup of white broth, cover with
buttered paper, put on the lid and
let simmer gently for half an hour;
then add a ladle of white sauce, half
a pint of sweet cream, reduce quick
ly over a brisk fire, rub through a
sieve and serve.
Requested Recipes
Hot Chocolate for Vanilla Ice
Cream Place one pound of light
brown sugar in a graniteware sauce
pan, and with It two ounces of
scraped bitter chocolate, one-fourth
pint of fresh milk and an ounce of
best butter. Boil together until it
forms a soft ball when dropped into
cold water, then take from the stove
and flavor with vanilla. Pour into
the sauce boat and servo hot with
each portion of cream. The cold
cream Immediately hardens the hot
sauce, which forms a smooth coating
over it. The two do not unite, and
the taste of the two separate flavors
Is delightful. In (preparing the sauce
care must be taken that It is not
boiled too long, else the coating will
harden too much, making it difficult
to manage with a spoon or fork,
while if not boiled long enough, the
two flavors are apt to blend. Expe
rience alone can teach the exact stage
when done; it may be made early
and re-heated before served.
Rhubarb' Meringue Cut six large
oranges . in halves and remove the
centers with a sharp knife and
squeeze the Juice into a basin. Put
into a sauce pan one gill of water
with half a gill of sugar and let boil.
Wash and slice thinly ono pound of
nice, red rhubarb and add to the
syrup; cook all gently for half an
hour and strain the juico Into a
baBin. Placo the rhubarb in tho or
ange hulls and pour tho juico of the
oranges and rhubarb into a clean
saucepan. MU in a basin two table
spoonfuls of corn starch with a littlo
cold water, stir into the boiling juico
and cook five minutes, stirring all
the time, and then pour over the
rhubarb in the orange skins In equal
quantities. Beat up stiffly tho whites
of three eggs, add thfeo tablespoon
fuls of sugar and beat again for
five minutes. Put tho mixture into
a forcing bag and tube and force it
out 1n equal quantities over tho rhu
barb; set in a quick oven for ton
minutes, and servo very cold.
Cider Sauce Cook sweet apples
just enough not to color tho inside
of tho quartered apple, using cidei
as the only liquid. Cook slowly and
keep covered closely to confine the
steam, as but littlo cider should be
Query Box
M. M. According to Plncus, tho
life of a hair ranges from two to six
years, after which It falls out and Is
replaced by a new hair. About fifty
or sixty hairs are normally shed
every day.
Mrs. L. To clean tho window
shades, spread the shade flat on a
large table, and heat thoroughly
without scorching a pan of corn
meal. Rub the shades with tho hot
corn meal, using a circular motion,
rubbing vigorously. When tho meal
Is soiled and tho curtains look clean,
take a clean dry cloth and dust off
all traces of tho meal, and the dirt
and dingincss will go with tho meal.
Try it..
"Distressed" To take tlfo mark-
J ing ink out of linen, try a saturated
soiuuon oi cyanurot or potassium
applied with a camol's hair brush.
After tho ink disappears wash tho
linen in cold water.
. O. H. Tho nicotine in tobacco is
said to bo ono of tho most deadly
poJsons known, and it certainly is a
poison to tho body and tho nervous
system. It is strango that any sen
sible person will encourage its uho
S. K. Charcoal is not used much
for. cooking except among tho very
poor, or whoro gas, gasoline, alcohol,
or oil cannot bo had. When used, it
phould be set out of doors, or where
a draft will carry tho smoke or gas
Edna S. All goldfish aro not nec
essarily gold in color; some show
black markings, and some aro entire
ly black, while others aro a pale
yellow, white, pink, crimson, and
rarely, blue. Goldfish, If given in
telligent care, make interesting pets,
as well as beautiful bits of color in
an aquarium.
Eugeno D. A tortilla is a largo,
flat cake made of corn meal mixed
to paste with water and baked on a
largo, flat earthenware disk called a
"comal," and set on a fire of sticks;
it is tho bread of the peasants of
Mexico, and Is universally eaten,
oven by the bettor class of people,
who prefer it to white bread.
Latest Fashions for Readers of
The Commoner .'
8870-8871 IADlES COSTUME
Waist 8870 .cut in sizes: 32, 34,
36, 38, 40 and 42 Inches, bust meas
ure. Skirt 8871 cut in sizes: 22, 24,
26, 28 and 30 inches waist measure.
Requires 6 yards of 36-inch ma
terial with lJ& yard of 36-inch ma
terial for the tucker for the 36-lnch
size. This calls for two .separate pat
terns which will bo mailed on receipt
of 10c for each pattern.
Sizes: 32, 34, ,36-, 38, 4Q and 42
inches bust measure. Requires 8
yards of 36-Inch material for the 36
inch size.
If llfflr7
Sizes: 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 years.
Requires 2 yards of.-44-inch ma
terial for the 'dress and yard of
36-lnch material for the tucker for
the 6-year size.
Sizes: 34, 36, 38, 40 and 42 inches
bust measure. Requires 3 yards of
44-inch material for the 36-inch size.
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