The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923, September 01, 1913, Page 17, Image 17

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    The Commoner
SEPTEMBER, 1913
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are found on every packet Not only
only is this done with girls' clothing,
but may bo readily done for the boy.
Window Hangings
The 'latest thing" in -window dec
orations Is a very sheer material to
hang next the tlass, just to add color
and decoration to the room, and to
soften the lino of glass and wood.
For over-hangings, cotton, repp or
scrim curtains, either figured or
plain, with figured or stenciled bord
ers, made sill length, hung on brass
rods, to be pushed clear 1 ack to the
casing, obscuring the outlook as
little as possible Even the sheer
curtains may be draped back, or
pushed to the edge of the window
casing to softly outline the casing.
Cretonne may be used for the living
room for overhangingc. The stiff
lace curtains, with the accompanying
hoavy hangings are out of date.
For Moor Coverings
Modern machine-made rag rugs
are used for living room floors, as
are the fibre grass rugs; these come
in all colors and are reversible.
They are inexpensive and last well.
Rag rugs can be washed, either by
scrubbing, or in the tub; fibre grass
rugs can be cleaned with soap and
water the same as a bare floor.
Where the floors are unsightly, the
cracks can be filled, then varnished,
painted or stained. With plenty of
small rugs to lay about in the most
used placos, the room can be made
very neat and handsome.
LATEST FASHIONS
FOR COMMONER READERS
Wo have mado arrangements to supply our readers with hljrh grade, perfect
fitting, seam allowing and easy to uso patterns, designed by a Mi'llrx Arm of
New York fashion publishers. Full descriptions accompany ea.li pattern a
well as a chart showing how to cut your material with th hunt pofcalhle
amount of waste. Any pattern will be sent postage prepaid upon receipt of
ten cents. Wo will also Issue a new fashion book quarterly. Spring-, Summer,
Autumn and Winter, illustrating hundreds of new styles Autumn number
now ready. Wo will send this book for two cents poMaife prepaid If ordered
at tho samo tlmo that a pattern is ordered, or for tlvo cent, postage prepaid
If ordered without a pattern. Besides illustrating hundred of pattern, this
fashion book will tell you how to bo your own dressmaker. Wlwn ordering
patterns plcaso glvo pattern number and size desired. Addre all ordors
Fashion Department, The Commoner, Lincoln, NcbriiNkn.
For the Toilet
After the intense heat of the past
summer months, it is blessed to feel
the crisp, cool airs of the early
autumn days. But we must not for
est that with the cool airs come also
conditions which must be met with
certain cares and precautions. There
has been found nothing better for
keeping tho hands smooth and soft
than the glycerine, lemon juice and
rose water. Get a six ounce bottle
of your druggist, and into this put
one ounce of glycerine, two ounces
of lemon juice and three ounces of
rose water. If the bottle has not a
"drop" cork, or you can not get one
from a perfume vial, you can make
a small hole in the center of the
cork and insert a bit of quill, and
by this means one can use just a few
drops of the lotion, which should be
well rubbed in. This should always
be used immediately after well wash
ing of the hands, and partly drying
with a soft towel. Do not use on dry
hands. For those who wish to take
extra care of the skin, whether of
neck, face or hands, almond meal is
better than soap, and hot water
should be avoided for washing the
hands, as this will make the skin
crack and become rough and coarse.
Almond meal can be had of the drug
gist, but it can be prepared at home,
if care is taken to have tho articles
of the right proportion. With most
womer , it is more satisfactory to buy.
Bran bags are fine just common
wheat bran, put up In little cheese
cloth bags and used as you would
soap. It Is cleansing and softening
to the skin.
Possibly three-fourths of the
trouble with the skin is caused by
the use of highly-scented and strong
ly alkaline soaps. The alkali ex
tracts the natural oil from the skin
and leaves it rough and dry, while
the perfume is in nearly all cases
used simply to disguise the poor oils
and fats used as ingredients. Then,
too, the lather is seldom rinsed from
the skin, and there is always sure to
be an aftermath of roughness hard
to relieve.
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Hoarseness and Soro Throat
The season will soon be with us for
hoarseness and sere throats, and it
Is just as well to be prepared. For
59T2
tho ordinary "cold," hoarseness Of
slightly oo ro lliront, ordinary solu
tion of salt a toaspoonful to a pint
of water, or the samo of refined
borax, should bo usod as a gargle
night and morning; oftouor will not
hurt. Tho child will soon loarn how
to use tho (solution, with a little pa
tient teaching. If it 1h swallowad, it
j will not hurt.
I Another way for relieving tho
: hoarseness which comes of bronchial
j catarrh, and which tho gurgle will
not roach, is benofUed by the smok
. ing of dried mulloin loaves. Tho plpo
must bo perfoctly now a cheap ono
will do and tho smoko mut ho In
haled, just as other smoke or vapor.
Tho dried loaves can bo had of tho
druggist, or tho leaves con 'u gath
ered proferably whllo tho plant is
in bloom; the stiff mid-rib should bo
removed from the loaf, and the leaf
then dried and pulverized. It may
bo kept in a sealed glass jar to pre
serve tho strength. This has been
tested, and rocommondod by thooo
sufforing from bronchial troubles,
and is harmless. Whon tho pipe gets
dirty or burnt out, throw it away and
get another.
Whoro thoro oro indications of
catarrh (and thoro usually are), a
tepid doucho of salt or borax solu
tion should bo used to cleanso tho
nasal passago, if tho doucho is not
at hand, tho solution can bo snuffed
up from tho palm of tho hand,
though tho doucho Is more thorough.
Where thoro aro sores In tho nasal
passage, a little carholatod vuvollne
(a five-cent bottlo will last a long
time) should be applied to the sores,
cither with tho finger, or with a small
swab. If thoro aro scabs, they will
soften and can bo blown out with
little trouble and no pain, and tho
soro, raw places will heal. This is
best applied at night, though it can,
bo used any time.
MISSES' AND SMALI WOMEN'S
DRESS
This charming frock Is designed for
tho miss and small woman and Is one
of tho best styles of tho season. It
has tho fashionable front .dosing and
Is mado with revera at bottom. Tho
collar Is a pretty feature and It and
fho revers and turned back cuffs are
trimmed with braid.
The pattern, 5906, la cut In sizes 14.
16 and 18 years. Medium size requires
6 yards of 27-inch material with 2
yards of braid.
Prico of pattern, 10 cents.
LADIES' DRESS
Simplicity and good style are com
bined to a remarkable degree in this
beautiful frock. It closes at tho front
and may be finished with high or low
neck and long or short tleevcs. It can
bo made with empire or regulation
waistline and the skirt Is a four-gored
model bavins: inverted plait or habit
back.
The pattern, 5944, Is cut In sizes S2
to 40 inches, bust measure. Medium
size requires 5 yards of 36-inch, ma
terial with 1 yards of insertion.
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TIio Avocado
Tills is a now fruit which is be
coming popular, though still high,
priced, and is sometimes called tho
"alligator pear." It is Imported
from Mexico and tho West Indies.
In shape it resembles a pear, but Is
much larger, weighing from ono to
two pounds, and has its green skin
mottled with brownish purple. In.
tho center of the fruit thoro is ono
seed about as largo as a walnut, and
tho flesh must bo used while it Is
firm. It may bo sliced thin and used
as a salad on lettuce, or the seed may
bo removed and tho pulp served in
tho skin, like grape fruit, as an ap
petizer at tho beginning of a heavy
dinner. Tho tree on which it grows
is an evergreen that attains a height
of thirty feet, and tho fruit is no
novelty in the semi-tropics from
which It comes. When tho pulp loses
its firmness it becomes quite oily, the
oil being used for a variety of pur
poses. It is as fine as tho best palm
oil, and is used as a substitute for
olive oil or butter. It is sometimes
called "midshipman's butter."
The grape fruit, which has long
been very high-priced has become so
cheap aB to be no longer a luxury
reserved for big hotels and rich
people.
Effects of tho DroutJi
Whllo in many sections, the gar
dens are completely destroyed, in,
others there are small crops of vege
tables, but housewives complain that
there aro few tender vegetables,
corn, cabbage, string beans, etc., be
ing hard, dry and tough. Very few
things that have grown to maturity
are normal 'in size or savor; but w
are very thankful even for the poor
quality, rather than tone. '
Some Health Notes
A physician who Is regarded as am
authority on matters of the circula
tion of the blood tells us to eat plenty,
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