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MARCH 10, 1911
perfectly dry. A few drops of
glycerine added to the glue will pre
vent It from cracking and scaling.
Mrs. It. L. The question of wear
ing mpurning will always be a mat
ter of individual feeling; many
people object to the custom.
Tille D. The Paisley shawl may
be used as a couch cover. Shawls
may, or may not, be worn again; no
one can tell.
L. E., Penn. The orris root of
commerce is the root of the Floren
tine Iris, and is grown in Italy. I
have never heard of Iris roots grown
in this country being used.
"Perplexed" To fade blue linen,
making it white, try boiling it in a
solution of two tablespoonfuls of
cream tartar and one pint of water,
keeping these proportions, no matter
how much water is required. While
the material is still wet, hang in
the sunshine, spreading as much as
Flower-Lover A good soil for be
gonias has no manure in it. Use
only mellow garden soil that is rich
without any recent addition of ma
nure, adding one-fourth its bulk in
coarse sand and one-fourth leaf mold.
The leaf mold is the product of de
cayed leaves, and is found under dead
leaves in the woods.
"Student" I think the Congres
sional LibraTy at Washington, D. C,
has a reading room for, ihe blind,
which contains some thousand of
volumes printed in raised letters, and
there are catalogues provided for the
use of the sightless. -.
" Money-Grubber " Perhaps there
is money to be made in raising
canaries, but it depends on the one
who undertakes it. It is said that
every year 'Germany sends to this
country 130,000 canaries from the
nurseries in the Hartz Mountain.
The Hartz Mountain canaries are said
to be the most valuable singers. The
A Doctor's Talk on Food.
birds are not hard to raise, if one
goes at it right; but to make money
at it, one must treat it like any other
For the Homo Seamstress
In cutting cloth, velvet and vel
veteen, cut all the pieces running
the same way of the nap, or they
Will shade differently.
Skirt seams should bo opened and
pressed; in an unlined woolen skirt
the seams should be pressed open
and the edges overcast.
Lining of a poor quality Is an ex
travagance, as it will pull askew and
cannot be made to fit well. Better
pay a little more for good.
If a belt is worn inside the waist,
it should be feather-stitched to the
back 'and side seams .straight across,
uuout a inirci or an men above the
bottom edge of the waist-line; fasten
in the front with hooks and eyes.
Two large hooks and eyes on the
waist and skirt belt keep the skirt
and waist together at the back. Sow
two short loops on the Inside of the
belt,, one on each side in front of the
side seams for hangers.
When the placket of the dress is
finished, sew a hook and eye right
at the bottom, fasten, and crush the
hook so it will not come out. This
will prevent tearing down into the
Tho side and shoulder seams
should be turned toward tho front,
and the darts to the back; the back
seams should be opened and pressed
The principal alterations should bo
made at the side and shoulder seams;
if the waist is pulled up too much
on the shoulder, it will make the
garment short-walsted and "out of
curve." The arm-size at the back
should be straight from the edge of
ma Buuuiuer buuiu lu me biuo twain i
in front and under the arm. The
arm-size should not be allowed to
There are no fairer set. of men on
earth than the doctors, and when
they find they have been in error
they are usually apt to make honest
and manly admission of the fact.
A case in point is that of a prac
titioner, one of the good old school,
who lives in Texas. His plain, un
varnished tale needs no dressing up:
"I had always had an intense
prejudice, which I can now see was
unwarrantable . and unreasonable,
against all muchly advertised foods.
Hence, I never read a line of the
many 'ads' of Grape-Nuts, nor tested
the food till laBt winter.
"While in Corpus Christ! for my
health, and visiting my youngest son,
who has four of the ruddiest, health
iest little boys I ever saw, I ate
my first dish of Grape-Nuts food for
supper with my little grandsons.
"I became exceedingly fond of. It
and have eaten a package of it every
week since, and find it a delicious,
refreshing and strengthening food,
leaving no ill effects whatever, caus
ing no eructations (with which I was
formerly much troubled), no sense
of fullness, nausea, nor distress of
stomach in any way.
"There is no other food that
agrees with me so well, or sits as
lightly or pleasantly upon my stom
ach as this does.
"I am stronger and more active
since I began the use of Grape-Nuts
than I have been for 10 years, and
am no longer troubled with nausea
and Indigestion." Name given by
Postum Co., Battle Creek, Mich.
Look in pkgs, for tho famous little
book, "Tho Road to Wellville."
"There's a Reason."
Ever read tho above letter? A
new one appears from timo to time.
5Chey are genuine, true, and full oi
The following remedies are all
vouched for by-those who have used
For asthma, take one ounce of
iodide "of potassium and dissolve it
in one pint each of Holland gin and
clear water. Dose is one teaspoonful
after each meal.
For an eating ulcer, use air
slacked lime, pulverized and sifted
through muslin to remove all grits;
this will not pain, and is claimed
to be one of the best remedies known
for old, eating sores.
For a cold on tho chest (grip),
wring a flannel cloth out of hot
water, fold and sprinkle a few drops
of turpentine on it, and apply to the
chest and throat as hot as can be
horns. It is sure to relieve.
For bronchial troubles and sore
throat, take equal parts of olive
oil, turpentine, spirits of camphor
and coal oil; put into a bottle and
shake well each time before using.
Rub on the chest and throat as any
liniment, then wring a flannel cloth
out of hot water, double, and apply
as hot as can be borne to the chest
and throat; repeat as often as the
flannel cools until relieved.
For ulcers and old sores, take one
pint of water, boiling; put Into It
two tablespoonfuls of refined borax;
shake well. Use absorbent cotton,
three thicknesses. Dip into the
borax water and apply as hot as can
be borne, every half hour while
awake, for one week; then, four
i Aav nftor the first week.
The water must be as hot as can be
borne, and fresh cotton used each
time, burning the old cotton. The
borax is cleansing and healing, and
the hot water is both.
Vinegar boiled in the tea' kettle
will remove the lime crust. The
acid will neutralize the alkali, and
Dy this means, the kettle may be
Talks With Commoner Readers No. 2
Have you over experienced tho feeling, after buying an article
or making an investment, that you might have dono hotter if you
only know at tho tlmo certain things you found out afterwards? Of
course you have. Everybody has.
And haven't you found out by experience that, as a matter of
pure business and personal satisfaction, it always pays to do your
investigating BEFORE and not AFTER? Wo all havo.
And haven't you also found that by looking around a llttlo you
woro sure to discover that tho article of some particular makor
was better adapted to your needs than when you bought tho first
thing you camo to? Wo all have."
And haven't you bought things you actually did not want and
need simply because you listened to tho persuasive talk of somo
good salesman instead of satisfying your own mind as to the actual
merits of tho article purchased? Wo all havo.
But we can't go on doing so everlastingly and expect to got
ahead. Tho bettor plan when buying anything is to look over tho
propositions of every manufacturer or dealer in tho particular
article you wish to buy before making a decision.
For instance, if you will look over The Commoner this week
you will find tho announcements of reliable advertisers who aro
submitting their propositions for your consideration. Why not
get their whole story by writing for their catalogues or circulars.
Perhaps they have just tho things you aro looking for. But it is
not fair to judge them or their goodB by their small advertisements.
Write today and get full particulars; A postcard will do.
Some of tho articles advertised in The Commoner you can got
of your dealer, and others your dealer does not carry, but you will
make no mistake by giving Tho Commoner advertisers a chance to
demonstrate their goods. Your own Interests should prompt you
to do so.
Latest Fashions for Readers of
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8892 MIS8ES' DRESS
Sizes: 14, 15, 16 and 18 years.
Requires 4 yards of 44-Inch ma
terial for the 16-year size, and lMs
yards of 27-inch material for tho
8720 LADD3S' APRON
Sizes: Small, medium, largo.
Requires 3 yards of 36-inch ma
terial for the medium size.
8832 GIRLS1 DRESS
Sizes: 6, 8, 10, 12 and 14
yeaTS. Requires 2 yards of -2 7-inch
material for the guimpe, and 2
yards for tho dress for the 8-year
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8818 LADDES' SHIRT WAIST
Sizes: 32, 34, 36, 38, 40 and 42
yards of 36-inch material for the 852
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signs are practical and adapted to the home dressmaker. Full direc
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