The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923, September 08, 1911, Page 9, Image 9
vV T WtW -llgvpr"r pf "-f jKTfTl"' 'Sf-VSffT r,-ytiirrMrwiiffwiu'ri.iiiiiWywiiii The Commoner. 9 SEPrBMBBR 8, 1911 H W? VfWTT 1yWr,, ttwroyirj - frr 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. FOUND RIGHT PATH 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 remains. "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. LATEST FASHIONS FOR COMMONER READERS 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 fruit. 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 8080 LADIES1 LOUNGING ROBE 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 length. (Oil r?S?"' ft v i yflt iJl K- mil I I llNsTsJ 8083-8008 LADIES' COSTUME 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 stamps. '4mo ill Mm 8874 GIRL'S DRESS Sizes, 6, 8, 10, 12 and 14 years. It requires 3 yards of 44-inch ma terial for the 10- year size. 8070 -BOY'S RUSSIAN BLOUSE SUIT' Sizes, 2, 4 and 6 years. It re quires 3 yards of 44-inch material for tho 4-year size. II II V i IHv fflony 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. 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