The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923, September 08, 1911, Page 9, Image 9

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The Commoner.
SEPrBMBBR 8, 1911
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around the supports of the shelves,
or around the legs of table or bench.
A tar bandage is a good thing. A
depth of slacked lime an inch think
on the floor will make a good bed for
the glass cans.
Something to Think of
A Chicago man announces a new
invention which may bring about a
revolution in putting up fruits. Not
only will the proposed paper can do
away with ptomaine poisoning, but
they will be much cheaper than glass
or tin. It 1b stated that a quart pail
can be made by painting a newspaper
with the formula for rendering
paper containers impervious to
liquids, and that the total cost of
material used will be but one and
one-half cents per can (or pail.) It
will also furnish a sure way of get
ting rid of the accumulated pile of
"dailies" where one is not supplied
with a rubbish burner, and there
seems no other way to clean things
out. We hope it is true.
Every family should have a basket
or cage, made of poultry or fence
wire, in which to burn all scrap
paper and old rags. The rags might
be buried and allowed to rot under
ground, if preferred, but no accumu
lation of such things should be al
lowed. Old clothes, waste, scraps
of carpet, old ragged quilts, pieces
of blankets, should all And a place
in the crematory, If they can not be
sold to the rag-gatherer, for nothing
litters up a place worse than such
unsightly refuse. It is more than
probable that many fires originate
from just such rubbish collected in
corners, closets, cellars, outhouses, or
attics where children are allowed to
play with matches, or where the men
smokers throw the unextinguished
match out of their hands without due
regard as to where it falls.
Before there can be any great en
couragement for the homo life, tho
girls should be taught to cook and to
keep house without feeling any loss
of social standing by attaining tho
knowledge. Nothing will stimulato
home life moro than for tho young
matron to have this knowledge,
which practically frees her from tho
dependence upon servants whore
servants are not to bo had. A prac
tical knowledge of the uses of tho
many labor-saving devices now so
numerously offered for making tho
housework a pleasure, is also a necessity.
After a False Start
: "In 1890 I began to drink coffee.
"At that time I was healthy and
enjoyed life. At first I noticed no
bad effects from the indulgence but
In course of time found that various
troubles were coming upon me.
"Palpitation of the heaTt took unto
itself sick and nervous headaches,
kidney troubles followed and even
tually my stomach became so de
ranged that even a light meal caused
me serious distress.
"Our physician's prescriptions
failed to help me and then I dosed
myself with patent medicines till I
was thoroughly disgusted and hope
less. "Finally I began to suspect that
coffee was the cause of my troubles.
I experimented by leaving it off, ex
cept for one small cup at breakfast.
This helped some but did not al
together relieve my distress. It
satisfied me, however, that I was on
the right track.
"So I gave up coffee altogether
and began to use Postum. In ten
days I found myself greatly im
proved, my nerves steady, my head
clear, my kidneys working better
and better, my heart's action rapidly
imnroving. my appetite Improved
and the ability to eat a hearty milj
without subsequent suffering r.e
Btored to me. And this condition
"Leaving off coffee and using Pos
tum did this, with no help from
drugs, as I abandoned the use of
medicines when I began to use the
food drink." Name given by Postum
Co., Battle Creek, Mich..
"There's a reason," and it is ex
plained in the little book, "The Road
to Wellville," in pkgs.
Ever read tho above letter? A
new one appears from time to
time. They are genuine, true, and
full of human interest.
Of General Interest
If fresh green cherry leaves are
gathered and dried, it is claimed that
a few of them rubbed into a powder,
as you would sage, will give to tho
pies made of canned rhubarb an
excellent flavor.
When you are so situated that you
can have the wild crabapples, be sure
and gather a good lot of the largest
and nicest. They make fine jelly
and preserves, or will keep and can
bo cooked as wanted, making an
excellent sauce, or filling for pies.
When making wild crab-apple
jelly, boil white ginger root (an
ounce of root to a quart of juice)
in the juice for nearly half an hour
before adding the heated sugar. This
will Impart a delicious flavor.
When you gather your seed beans,
if you suspect the presence of weevils
in them, put them into a' pail, keg,
or barrel, as the quantity calls for,
and on top of them set a saucer with
a few tablespoonfuls of carbon sul
phld in the saucer, cover the vessel
closely with a thick cloth, quilt or
blanket, and leave covered a day or
two. The fumes of the sulphid will
sink through the beans and kill all
live things in them, but will not In
jure the beans.
When heating Irons over a gas
flame, set them in pyramid form, the
upper iron across -the lower two, and
they will heat quicker. Or turn an
old granite-ware pan over the irons.
Three irons are hardly enough, and
the irons are cheap enough to have
two sets.
to -each pint of fruit use ono pint of
tho syrup, and boil until tho fruit is
done, but not soft; then strain off
tho Dyrup, draining tho fruit which
may afterwards bo used as common
preserves. Or, uso tho cssenco of
pear by adding to each gallon of
simplo syrup two tcnspoonfuls of
essence of pears and one-fourth
ounce of tartaric acid.
Pineapple Honey Wash and paTO
the pineapple, and put parings and
core in two cups of water to each
pineapple; let stand an hour, then
bring to a boil; strain through a
cloth, and uso In making simple
syrup, or add three cupfuls of sugaT
to each pineapple; bring to a boll,
boil ten minutes, strain, and seal as
canned fruit. It should bo very
thick and clear amber. Tho whole
pineapple should be used.
Tho Tobacco Habit
It is conceded that the cigaret
habit is one of tho most (If not the
very most) pernicious influences over
tho lives and habits of young boys,
and in many largo cities this is
recognized by efforts to suppress tho
use of tobacco in this form, at least.
But there are other evils which need
attention, along with it. In this con
nection, it is well to call tho atten
tion to tho fact that many of the
most prominent weeklies and month
ly publications are exerting a very
damaging influence on tho efforts
of this reform, not only by carrying
large, flaring advertisements of to
bacco, pipes, and other smoking and
chewing goods, but tho lltoraturo,
especially tho stories, are full of
praise of tho habit, referring to it
as ono of tho commonost. Fow
stories do not contain reference to
tho smoking habits of tho heroes,
and often tho heroines, as if tho
habit was one to bo oncouragod, as
being something really attractive.
Tho, hero is always smoking a plpo
or cigar, or cigarot, whether in tho
presenco of wife, or other women,
sweetheart, or children, and tho wo
men are usually looking after the
tobacco "things," seeing that they
aro at hand when tho man wants
them and that is about every
minute of tho day. Wo hardly boo an
illustration that docs not contain, if
thoro is a man In It, the cigar or
pipe as a part of tho man. Not all
women can bear tho smell of to
bacco, in any form; but they aro
warned that tho husband, brother,
lover or father, must not bo denied
tho privilego of smoking, or ho will
betake hiniBclf to congenial regions
whero ho can indulge in tho habit
to his heart's content. In crowded
street cars women aro often com
pelled to occupy tho back scats or
Btand; yet men are allowed to puff
their smoke In peace In those back
scats, oftentlrao almost strangling
tho girl or woman who has an'
"ldlosyncracy" against tho smell of
tobacco. It is a filthy habit, doing
no good to any one, but working
ruin to tho nervous boy or man,
sooner or later. A vigorous effort
should bo mado to work a reform
in this line.
Requested Recipes
Simple syrups for making fruit
honeys are prepared as follows: The
proper amount of sugar is two
pounds of sugar to one pint of water.
Only pure sugar should be used, and
if inferior sugar is employed clari
fication is always necessary. Pour
the water, cold, over the sugar and
let stand a few hours in a covered
vessel, stirring occasionally, then
apply gentle heat, preferably that of
steam, or a water-bath, and finish
the solution by keeping it gently
simmering, rather than brisk boil
inc. If clarification is necessary,
which it Is where inferior sugar is
used, it is best done by beating up
a little of the cold syrup with tho
white of an egg and one or two
ounces of cold water, until the mix
ture froths, and then add this to
the syrup in the boiler, whisking the
whole to a good froth; heat should
then be applied, and tho scum that
forms must be removed from time to
time with a clean skimmer. As soon
as the syrup begins to simmer
slightly it should bo removed from
th fire and allowed to stand until a
little cooled, when, .if necessary, it
must be again skimmed, then
strained through a clean flannel bag.
The syrup is then ready for the
Pear Honey Peel and core well
flavored pears, and save all good
peelings and cores; .put these in a
little water and simmer for an hour
or more, very gently; then strain
through a flannel bag. On making
the syrup, use this water as part of
the liquid to dissolve the sugar.
Cut the pears into small squares, and
Sizes, small, medium and largo.
It requires 5 yards of 3G-inch ma
terial for tho medium size, in full
length stylo or 2 yards of 36-Inch
material for the medium size in sack
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Waist, 8983, sizes 32, 34, 3C, 38,
40 and 42 inches, bust measure.
Skirt, 8998, sizes 22, 24, 20, 28 and
30 inches, waist measure. It re
quires 6 yards of 36-inch material
for the entire costume for a medium
size. This Illustration calls for two
separate patterns which will bo
mailed to any address upon receipt
of 10c for each pattern in silver or
Sizes, 6, 8, 10, 12 and 14 years. It
requires 3 yards of 44-inch ma
terial for the 10- year size.
Sizes, 2, 4 and 6 years. It re
quires 3 yards of 44-inch material
for tho 4-year size.
THE COMMONER will supply its readers with perfect fitting, seam
allowing patterns from the latest PaTis and New York styles. Tho de
signs are practical and adapted to tho homo dressmaker. Full direc
tions how to cut and how to make 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, mailed to any address on
receipt of 10 cents. In ordering patterns give us your name, address,
pattern number and Bize desired.
Address THE COMMONER, Pattern Dept., Lincoln, Nebraska.
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