The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923, February 14, 1913, Page 8, Image 8

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VKIIL, :C'htlelen Watts M'lwS
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strong, but
I have no
as a tynmt
X would be
For strength hucIi
wnnlrl Ukii1jiv
in seeking to cause others to admire,
Or through bin wish to havo un
bridled sway.
Such strength may come through ac
cident of birth,
Or bo the poor rcBtilt of circum
stance, To be destroyed or robbed of all Its
3y some unlucky word or evil
chance. ( would bo strong in heart and strong
in trust,
I would have strength when all is
dark to strive,
To thrust away temptation, to bo
To faco disaster, keeping hope
1 would have strength to stand out
for tho right,
Though all my friends turned
blindly to tho wrong;
To bo undaunted in a losing fight,
To keep my spirit clean, I would
bo strong.
S. E. Riser In St. Louis Globe-Domocrat.
A "Modern Convenience"
In tho days o opon fire-places and
numuoricsB BtovcB, by which tho
houso was supposed to be kept com
fortable, the work of providing the
fuel seemed a novor-ending job, and
as tho job of preparing tho fuel for
tho stoves and filling it into tho
various boxes fell to tho small boy
or tho busy hian, tho game seemed
hardly worth tho candle, for tho fuel
was always giving out and constantly
had to be replenished. In tho homes
where "modern conveniences" are to
ho found, thoro are still many stoves
and somo opon fire-places, though
coal may havo become tho fuel in
placo of wood. But by far too much
timo is still given to tho work, and
ono good furnace might bo used to
heat tho wholo houso, keeping every
room comfortablo, with vastly less
work than tho old method of "firing"
bo many heaters. Every ono who has
a homo of several rooms should be
interested in tho question of tho
furnace. Many oxcellent furnaces
can bo installed in even tho old-style
houses at no very groat cost, and
at a big saving of both labor and
fuel, to say nothing of tho comfort of
tho family and tho greatly lessened
work of tho housewife. Thero are
many furnaces advertised, and it
would bo a good time to send for
catalogues and reading matter about
their cost, up-keop and advantages,
besides talking tho matter over with
your neighbors. Plenty of warmth
and light makes a homo very desir
ablo, and for tho sake of all, it should
ho supplied. In addition to the com
fort of tho rnnmq Hn ..
lv nf hfnV"".:"Iauiul S"P- Heot S
both indoors and out:, in nie !!!?!?! Mrs. M. L.. KntiHna ,m,
convenience Many small houses of lV ?W ,h?w BUG can make beet sugar
not more than four or five rooms l is claImed that mo than half the'
havo a furnace installed, and with a !,ugap now on tuo met comes from
good gas rango, alcohol or oil stove J? sugar beot- Germany exports
thoro would be little use even for housn of tons of it. Intwfcou,?-
ihes Vin; ;rr,r"N" use, and inllv rrc'.0 ener ot the
w. vfuu, muur ana nsi.
tlonco would more than pay.
make a very good book-binder of
ono, and the binding" will save much
valuable information. Havo two
pieces of heavy card-board an inch
longer, and about half an inch wider
than the volume to be bound. Have
a strip of good, stout cloth about
five inches longer and wider than tho
card-boards, and a pot of not too
thick glue. After carefully and
evenly arranging the separato papers,
with a long awl and soft thread or
twine, sew the volume together
along the back not drawing the
thread too tight, but leaving loose
enough so the volume will open
easily. Commence at the left-hand
end of tho strip of cloth, and cover
the board with the glue, lay it on
tho cloth, leaving about an Inch at
the front odge to lap over on the in
side. Smooth tho cloth down, re
moving all air spaces from between
It and the board, and when it is
done, turn the front edge over on the
inside and paste down tightly. Leave
the top and bottom edges until later.
Then, allow enough of tho cloth in
tho middle to cover the back of tho
file about two inches and com
mence gluing down the other board,
being careful to have both boards
oven, working from the space left
for tho back cover, and when this
board is covered like the first, cut a
slit down the space at the back on
either side and at each end, and turn
the strip down on the back space and
pasto. Then, mitre the corners of the
cloth and paste or glue down on the
lop and bottom of tho boards. A
lining of some light, strong cloth
should bo pasted over tho inside, and
down the boards, just as tho paper
inside is pasted on "store" books. In
fact, it will be a good plan to study
the work of some well-bound book.
After tho cover is dry, lay the volume
in it, and sew through the cloth bind
ing at the back, and through the
volume, not too tight. If pains are
taken, you will find your volume
handy and well preserved.
Studying tho Booklets
If you havo not already done so
send for the seeds and nursery cata
logues, and when they come, sit
down and study them; read and re
member what is said by -tho com
pilers, and when you are done with
the pamphlet, just lay It away and
look it over again. Teach the chil
dren that books are for use, not
abuse, and insist on their respectine
the printed page. Advertisers along
many lines offer free their interest
ing booklets, and every one of them
will contain at least a few good ideas
Send for these booklets, and when
jou havo looked them over sufficient
ly for one time, file them for future
reading. You havo no idea what a
useful supply of "reference" books
theSSlS8 aCCUmUlat0' Snd
industry, one faito atonT f slid
to consume three thousand ton! of
beets each dnv ti, "" " 1. ot
Binrtincr Pnrmrs nmi r .
. . "'"KJU6U1CS ;",; wo buwu Buccessfullv
-j-t a lltt10 pral &gSTt&?&
while any farmer can make the
sugar, it will not bo fit for house
hold uses, because, not having been
ciples of the crude vegetable product i
win not ue paiataDie. juxpuuaive tu.
torics, with machinery and necessary
appliances for refining the crude pro
duct, alone can make the article of
commerce, and farmers should not
be led to believe they can make
usable beet sugar and molasses with
the few and crude appliances which
they can afford. It is claimed that
the beet crop will average $50 per
acre where the vegetable is culti
vated. For information, send a re
quest to the Department of Agricul
ture, Washington, D. C, for litera
ture on tho subject.
Brown-Tail Moth Itch
A reader from New Hampshire
writes us, asking for a cure for this
ailment which, I am sure, is a new
distress to many of our friends, but
is said to bo very prevalent in the
district infested by this destructive
insect. The only information wo
have we gathered from the Rural
New Yorker, and pass it on. Tho
itch is caused by the barbed hairs of
the caterpillars which crawl every
where; those irritating hairs, blow
ing about from nests or cocoons, or
from fallen caterpillars, poison the
skin as badly as poison ivy. A
remedy given is a strong tea of
sweet fern and used cold as a wash
for the affected parts. The tea will
stain tho clothing brown, but the
remedy is said to work well. If
any ono knows a better remedy, we
shall be glad to have it.
Tho Homeliest Professional Women
It is said that in professional
ranks, including actresses, artists,
musicians, doctors, lawyers, lec
turers and writers, beauty is more
rare among literary women writers
than among any other class. This
is due to the fact that their per
sonality is distinct from their-work
In any other profession mentioned',
a woman's success depends primarily,
though not exclusively, upon her
abilities, but appearance, manner
address, grace of motion, are all fac
tors of very large marketable value
to her, and count for as much in
some instances morr timn , t.
of her fitness for work. The woman
who does her work in public knows
this, and is forced to pay particular
attention to these matters. The
work of tho writing woman is a fac
tor quite apart from herself; it must
stand or fall on its merits, which are
quite distinct from her physical
graces. Unless her work can stand
the editorial test, beauty will profit
L nthin?' Therefore, since
neither beauty nor charm will profit
her she has taken no pains to insure
Sin r Possession or permanence.
Still, there s a subtle something in
the expression of the woman who
works in any profession requiring
largo mental ability, which is "ot
present in the face of the sister who
ha80t entered the business or pro
fesslonal field. There is a kml?
?g ? an? purpose which effort and
asp ration bestow; an expression of
L08 udeeDer meaning learned
through experiences; of a breadth nf
t uchWUiwUhCOmtehS fr0ra 2
trofghteTthoorla6 f SS
S? miS08 add vastly t0 ttett
of middle age and later life. U
adds the touch of imagination, of
interest, which compels and cinn
vates attention, until one foreeK
notice the lack of surface beau J
which women of other profession!
must possess in order to please.
For tho Hands
To promote th softness and
whiteness of the hands, use onlv
mild, emollient soaps, or those
abounding in oils, as such soap will
cleanse and heal, while tho coarse
alkali soaps used tor the laundry
will render the skin dry and brittle
If the hands are black and dirty a
very little good laundry soap may
be used with warm water, but just
as soon as the skin is clean, it should
be rinsed off. A small brush, which
will cost but about four cents, may
be used to scrub the skin with, where
there aro seams and dirt. After
washing the hands, rub them dry
with oatmeal before drying them.
There are so many ways to whiten
and soften the skin where the hands
are not used for hard, dirty work;
but one of the best is to wear cotton
gloves whenever you aro at work; he
sure the gloves are kept clean.
For tho Garden
One of the ways of making money
at home, which has been proven
effective is to get a cannery; It need
not be so very large, if you are at
all nervous about the outcome. One
that will do for a small garden will
cost about five dollars, but a ten
dollar outfit is better. Learn all
you can about the growing of the
fruit or vegetables you expect to can,
and do the work just as nicely as
possible. A great deal of garden
stuff goes to waste, and if you should
can your surplus, you can sell It
readily. Do the work well, and get
your name before your neighbors as
a reliable, competent worker. It is
full time, now, that you begin to
plan for the garden and cannery.
You will probably have disappoint
ments and discouragements; but just
determine that you are going to suc
ceed. Only the best fruits and vege
tables must be used. Make catsup
out of the culls, and put a lot of It
up for soup. Don't use rotten, or
decaying vegetables, but put up the
Query Box
M. M. B. Fine oatmeal put into a
cheese-cloth bag and boiled a few
minutes, then squeezed in the wash
water is claimed- to smooth rough
hands and keep them clean. Use
no soap.
T. S. To remove cream stain,
chlorinated soda should bo applied to
the spot as soon after it is soiled as
possible; leave it on ten minutes,
then rinse out carefully; lay the cloth
while still damp in the sunshine, or
near a warm stove, and wot hourly
with lemon juice after the first treat
ment is washed out. If after a day
in the sunshine the spot still remains,
repeat the process. .
Mrs. L. S. For removing fruit
stains, there are endless numbers of
treatments advised for the stain
when freshly done. After the stain
has dried, none of the directions aro
so certain. Saturating with coal oil;
or wetting with alcohol; or holding
in the fumes of a burnt match or
sulphur, or putting salt on the stain,
stretching it over a bowl and pour
ing boiling water through the spot.
These are all recommended fr
colored goods. ,
"A Sufferer" A "sure cure for
a com" depends on the individual
and the corn. It is claimed that
many persons are predisposed to tne
malady. About the only way to flno
a really sure cure Is to gather up a
few hundreds of the recipes found pa
the printed pages, and give each ono
a thorough trial until you reach tnj
ono that helps you. Ono of tho 8Ui