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About The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 1, 1918)
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When bnrn nnd byro nre safe,
Whon folks arc In tho fold
"When far and near the burdened
understand. To him, tho old chair
was-mere wood and paint just a
piece of furniture, not a shrine.
Wo do not say it aloud our great-
lost longings are. not spoken but
Have bowed 'neath harvest's gold, ! sometimes when life gets tangled, we
When clusters rich havo dropped
From many a blushing vine,
And gonial orchards, wido and fair,
Havo owned tho touch divino;
Then, up from grateful hearts
Lot Joyful praiso ariso
To Him who gives tho wailing "earth
The blessing of tho skies.
Whon round tho mother's .knee
Tho Uttlo children cling,
Whon night and morn tho household
With morry voices ring,
Whon not a sunny head
Is missing from tho throng,
Whon not a silver note is dropped
From out the dnily song;
Then up from thankful hearts
Let fervent praiso arise
To Him who fills tho happy homo
With bloasings from the skies.
Woman's Homo Companion.
By (he window In tho sitting room
stood tho old chair. It was "mother's observed.
find ourselves going again to the old
chair to have the knots untied. When
grief comes, wo sob it out there.
When joy comes, we run to tell it
there. When we fail, when we win,
our thoughts take us to the old chair.
And at night, the little lisping pray
ers come begging to be said, and we
send them, along with oui grown up
petitions, up to heaven, by way of
that sacred shrine. People's Home
Careful Washing Saves Clothing
Shortage of cotton for wearing ma
terial with its consequent high price
has made the housewife take an un
usual interest in the conservation of
Conservation in cotton cloth means
saving a war material as well as the
money and labor necessary to replace
the garment. The original appearance
of an article made of colored material
may be kept if due precautions are
chair" o'horwiso it would have been
just a chair. With mother in it, how
ever, it became the shrine to which
flocked her devoted littlo worshipers.
In the rocker, as we sat on
mother's knee, or at her side for
tho chair was.gonorously made the
bumped head and the bruised heart
"were healed. Frightened, wo found
there a safe retreat, a refuge froni
every harm. At night,' the bedtime
story was told to the rhythm of its
soothing swing. Joys, sorrows, all
wore brought to its encircling arms.
Mother's chair rocking, rocking, rock
ing by tho window.
The old chair had seen valiant
service. Old fashioned, scarred and
worn,, it still stood in the familiar
place by tho window. Why is it not
reflnished the scars smoothed out,
tho worn"1 places covered? What!
Cover tho marks which little hands
havo made, the worn spot where
mother's t'red head rested, the scars
made by tiny, restless feet? Such a
question canio from one who did not
which has the color
dyed in the piece or dyed before
weaving rather than a printed pat
torn. Set the color by soaking for at
least an hour in salt water made in
the proportion of two tablespoons of
salt to a quart of water.
Avoid high temperatures, because
they make colored goods streaked.
Boiling or ironing with too hot an
iron is a cause of fading and streak
ing. Do not use strong soaps, as they
dull the color and often the alkali in
them causes the color to run.
Wash each garment separately and
thus avoid any possibilities of dulling
or changing shade by mixing colors.
Dry in the shade to avoid fading
action of direct sunlight.
This is to be a year of made-overs.,
If a woman has nothing with which
to clothe herself, she will buy new
clothes with a clear conscience, but
no woman should buy new clothes if
there is anything in the house which
she can make over, says a writer in
Wallace's Farmer. It isn't a question
of whether or not one can afford to
buy new clothes; the question is
whether new clothes are so urgently
needed as to justify taking workmen
from war work to make them.
Fortunately, the fashions this year
lend themselves to making over, j
Apron fronts and two-material com
binations make it possible to use up
almost everything. Sponging and
pressing and ripping and brushing
and turning and facing are all im
portant steps in making over. Dust
silk fabrics with a piece of clean
flannel, and woolen goods with a
brush. Run thin places before they
break through. If a dress can be
made over, don't cut it down for one
of the children. Children's clothes
take less material; better buy a rem
nant for them. '
More care should be taken of the
clothes on hand. Frequent brushing,
careful removing of stains, and care
in hanging up will make them look
well for a much longer time.
Old hats can be renovated and re
trimmed to last over. The woman
who is an artist in making over is
coming into her own this year. She
could do not better war work than
to offer her services to her neighbors
in an advisory capacity. Why not
exhibitions of home millinery and
made-over dresses at the farmers'
institutes this year? College classes
take old clothes to be remodeled as
a problem, and enjoy solving them.
The wardrobes of most of us are
problems this year here's hoping
we will all solve them with satisfaction.
contact with aluminum or zinc in a
hot salt and soda solution ,?
this method therefore, practical!?.?
the silver in the tarnish is L?
back to the object which is 5
cleaned. When silver polishes r
used, on the other hand all S
silver in combination wlh'thetm
ish is removed. tarn'
In the cleaning methods recom
mended the necessary materials arT
A graniteware cooking utensil deen
enough to allow the silverware to 2
covered by the solution; a clean pier
of aluminum or zinc, preferably the
former, baking or washing soda and
salt. The -solution, which consists of
a teaspoon of soda and a teaspoon
of salt for each quart of water Ij
brought to a boil in a graniteware
utensil. A strip of aliminum or clean
zinc is dropped in. The tarnished
silverware is immersed in the solu
tion so that it touches the aluminum
or zinc. The tarnish will disappear
in a few seconds, depending, natural.
ly, on the amount collected. When
the silverware object is taken from
the solution it merely ha's to be
rinsed in .clean water and dried with
a soft cloth. Aluminum is more satis
factory than zinc for this process for
the reason that it does not become
coated with a layer of carbonates
which interferes with the chemical
reaction. Zinc, on the other hand,
forms carbonates which must be
cleaned off frequently with weak
An old aluminum utensil which 13
well cleaned may be used, instead of
the piece of aluminum or zinc in the
graniteware utensil, but utensils used
in cooking should not be employed in
this process. The electrolytic method
gives the cleaned silver a satiny fin
ish after several cleanings. If a
burnished surface is desired, the
silver must from time to time be
polished lightly with some abrasive
polishing material such as powdered
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partment of agriculture recommends
is known as the electrolytic method.
Silverware, either solid or plated, is
boiled in a soda and salt solution in
contact with a clean piece of alumi
num or zinc, preferably aluminum.
The tarnish is removed instantly, and
whereas spoons cleansed with the
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0.01 of a grain of silver each, spoons
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The tarnish which occurs on silver
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The sulphur comes from contact with
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SALE AT PUBLIC AUCTION
Highest Bidder, of the Coal nnd Asphalt
DepoHltn, Leased and Unleaded in
the Ckoctavr and Chlckusaw
by the United States Government.
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sulnhur whlrh to A ,' ..
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when illuminating gas and coal are
burning. The electrolytic cleaning
ical principle that silver sulphid is
slightly soluble in a hot solution of
rlli fSna' and on thG urther
fact that silver sulphid is broken
down chemically and the silver is
redeposited on the silverwareThen
the proper electrical conditions pr
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There will be offered at public auction to the
highest bidder at McAIesten Oklahoma, on Decem
ber 11. 12, 13 and 14. 1918, the coal and a pbfiU depo
sits, leased and unlcased, underlying the Miriartoi
441,107 acres of tho segregated mineral laud in we
Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations, Oklahoma. W
unloosed tracts aggregating 328.27G acre? w ill Bw1
ofTcred for sale and next 123 leased tracts conta did,
112,631 acres. Tho coal Is bltuminou and semi
bituminous, maluly or low volatile bunker coal w
steamship use. high trade domestic coal, 'ai"
steam coal, high grade blacksmith coil and cosw.
coal, seams averaging 4 ieet thick, ill an averx,"
dip of from 10 to 15 decrees outcropping at the
fa. o and cx'cndlng to a vertical dpth below1 we
surface estimated to be 2,500 feet at the deepest I
of tho basin. Practically all of the tracts oflered we
located near cities, towns and railroads man) win
crossed by railroad, making them easllj accft '
and attractive for mining purposes. Tt e surface u
already sold, only tho coal and asphalt ipinew
will bo oflered for Bale. Incased land will be ww
subject to any existing valid leases thereon.
preterenco Tight given except to lessees of im
tracts and tho Stato ot Oklahoma as to the coal &nu
asphalt underlying Stato Penltcnttarj-, crcunos.
Government retains supervision over all 'W5 "r"
mining operations until full payment ofuhPur
chase price Is made and deed Issued when fiurw
vision terminates. No person an acquire more umj
four nacts ot SCO acres each, except w here eubj i no
son, firm or corporation hai such tracts un "S
lug valid learcs. Bids must conform to tractja;
vertlsed, No bids for fractional parts consuerr
nor tor less ihan advertised minimum Pn'S
may bo made In person, by mail or bj u??Z
agents- 20 per cent oreach fierarate bid must w
companied by bant draft or cert fed check par"
to U. Buddrus, Cashier. Terras 20 P ?;..'" 5?
at time ot sale balance four equal "t""'RS
payablo In one, two, three and four years from i u
of sale 5 per cent Interest per annum cnfieiw
jiaynjcnts. Full payment purchase PrlcemL
made at any time when deed will Issue. lH
at IcAlester. Oklahoma: main ? I?ftSof
Oklahoma. For descriptive lists, raK
charge, address Mr. Oabe K. Partw. f "'Stu
dent for tho Five Civilized Tribes. McAlr t.er, , ur
boms. Tho UnltMSta:es Government senrttou
advertising or exhibit cars to ad"""""'!
the sale ot Indian lands. All such coneenusr P
vato enterprises In no -wise connecteJ wiw
Government. OATO SELLS,
Commissioner of Indian AMir.
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