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Woman's WorA: -:- Fashions -;- Health Hints -:- Household Topics
Water and Its Qualities
Absolutely pure water la not to be found
"The Enemy Offered No Resistance!"
By Nell Brlinkey
Copyright. 191, Intern'l New erv-lce.
Hard water Is more agreeable to the
taste than soft.
Thera reuld be no form of animal er
vegetable life without water.
Americana drink much more water than
do the people of lireat Britain.
Well water snd spring water, if hard.
generally contain In solution magnesl
or csrbonate of lime, or both.
Dress Warm and
Keep Feet Dry
!The enemy offered no resistance.
By WOODS HUTCHINSON. M. D.
All these thlnr taken together make
bichloride of mercury more commonly
end graphically known as corrosive subli
mate to distinguish It from its oomparav
tlrely Innocent coualn the mild chloride,
, or non-corrosive sublimate of mercury
(calomel) very "bad medicine," indeed.
. . Although the . actual number of Uvea
:. Icat by lta accidental wallowing la com-
rMtf.-ftl am.ll mm rwmmmmA mmr Htk
the death roll or even the mildest of our
little fever or Infections, yet they are so
distressing, . ao unnecessary, so entirely
preventable by. a little care and fore
thought that It aeeroa well worth while
calling pubiic attention to tnera ana tak
ing format action against them. .
In fact, the time has come when the
inavier inouiu no longer ne irn xo in
dividual watchfulness, but legal steps
should bo taken either by boards of
health or by the legislatures to prevent
the sale of bichloride tablets except in
tuch form or condition as to make It un
mistakable to both the dulleet eye and
the moet careless touch that they are
poisonous and not intended to be swal
lowed. ' "This would probably be covered by the
general police power of the boards of
. I ealth and would come under the same
head as the general laws which are al
ready cnfor-d in most countries forbld--.
ding the selling of poisons unless marked
by proper and usually striking labels and
' colors or, better still, In colored or fluted
A number of methoda have been de
vised, almost any one of which would
rmrtJImm f Vi a a p.1 mt m nnMiPi MAAf
' nualnst almost every possible way of
- carelessness or ignorance; in fact, prob
s bly everything short of auicldal or homl
Simplest and least effective Is the mold
ing of the tablets' In striking and pe
culiar forma, making them four or five
times their present else, with projecting
. angles or sharp points or ragged comers
stars, squares, losengea, diamonds, etc.
so that the finger could not help recog
nising in the dark, and the mouth would
lntsantly detect something wrong after
they were placed In It.
Next and more effective comes the
pasting of various substance and fabrics
over the tablets, either sticking them so
firmly that It takes several minutes to
loosen them or making them of some
. ' fistic substance which at the first touch
of moisture would spring right out and
make projecting spurs or wing or spikee
on the tableta, so they would be as Im
possible to swallow as a cockle-burr.
I'lMlly and probably most effective is
the combination of appeal to all th
eeoses by making the tableta of striking
and peculiar shapes star, trefoil, dia
mondand then casting or molding them
upon a tough string like beads. , '
Then twenty-fiv or fifty of them are
colled down into a bottle on a yard of
string, snd In order to get at them it
would be necessary to pull them out on
this string and cut them off with a knlfo
or pair of scissors.
It would not be possible to pull the
tablets off the string without smashing
them to bits, and even supposing that
anyone bad cut the tableta from their
string and laid them aside for Vim in
making a solution, any chance of their
being accidentally swallowed would be
thwarted by their peculiar shape and
second by the ends of a string projecting,
whisker fashion, on each Bid of them.
These stringent requirements could not
be fairly objected to on the ground of
expense, for bichloride of mercury is
such an extremely powerful antiseptic
and poison that the amount contained in
Women in Field of Invention
Mrs. ' Nina Plffard-FVencea Invented a
self-threading machine needle. Thta was
her first invention, her next being a non
corrosive metal lock fauoet for barrels
holding expensive liquids or oils. A
stamp-affixing machine for office uss
was the third invention and at present
Mrs. Frances is at work upon something
still better, which she is not yet ready
Mrs. Julia C. Phillips has com to the
aid of apartment dwellers whose cry of
"more closet room" Is so persistent, hav
ing Invented what she calls ths "invisi
ble wardrobe." This device requires no
floor or wall space and creates a closet
where there wss none before. It is a
metsl frame and a dust proof cover. Ilk
a deep drawer, and is swung under ths
bed by peculiarly shaped metal hinges
of Its own. It also comes in for crib us
and can hold all the baby'a clothes In its
compartments. Mrs. Phillips is busy on
other space economise r.
Mrs. Norma Ford Schafusa has recently
Invented a buckle for belt and other
things which, for its simplicity and re
markable grip, brought praise from the
manufacturers, who said they had been
hoping for yearr to get something like
It. Mrs. Bchafuss had worked out the
idea in odd momenta, with the us of
common hairpins. She is busy on an
other convenience for women.
Mine. Beesie Lavselle has put upon the
market a rubberised bathing corset which
ha among It good point the quality
of drying ao quickly that It may be
worn three or four ttmea a day. If de
sired. I'm II a short time ago Mm
La Mile owned and operated a factory
for the making of women's apparel where
all of the employ, even to the office
. "They ran up the white flag at the first desperate encounter
wi captured many prisoners and much booty of war.
each tablet is very small one part to
5,000 is a customary surgical solution
and its principal cost Is in ths manufac
turing and distribution.
None of the precautions required would
lnterefere with its legitimate use for the
making of antiseptic solutions for ex
ternal use, as they would merely make
the tablets a little slower to hsndte and
to dissolve, which would be rather an
advantage than otherwise. If it. would
automatically remind the user that the
tolution which he was making was a
dangerous poison which should not be
left standing about in such a way or
place that there would be the slight
est danger of even a child or baby pick
ing it up and drinking It.
Corrosive sublimate is easily the most
dangerous drug now in common use,
nd It would be unjust discrimination to
legislate directly against its sale except
under the most stringent and abundant
force, wer women.
Mr. Homer Lind, In addition to keep
ing house, looking after the welfare ,cf
a family, and playing a long season In
vaudeville with her husband each year,
has found time to Invent a frame to
bring ths clothes line indoors in place
where a pulley is used. With this con
venlence th clothe may ba hunk upon
the 11ns by a person standing Inside the
window, with no need to lean out; when
not In us, the device fold away lik
an umbrella. She ha also perfected a
windshield to go with the frame.
Other women have Invented such use
ful articles as a washer skate, which
does away with the washboard; a twin
rolllngpin; a vacuum washing machine
with electric attachment which does the
washing while the housewlf attends to
her other duties; modem rake pans. Jelly
frames, hatpin safety device, and a
number of other bouaehould convenience
which are being placed on ths market.
President Whtgelt of the Inventor
Ieague of th United State, say that
th league ha recently welcomed a num
ber of women Inventor to member
ship. II says that Judging from the
quality of their inventions aod ths seri
ous Interest they are manifesting In tlili
kind of work, their future In ths field
A Goal as flattoa.
"Wife, I hsv read many anecdotna
about suspender buttons deflecting bul
lets. Bo I wish you d sew on a few for
"I will some day when I have no club
meeting. Meanwhile, don't worry about
hulliM. Thre re plnnty of snef-iiotes
In whi-h a h 1 1 1 j i k ; " iihII riot's the uVfl el
lug.' Louisville Courier-J ournttl.
By DOROTHY DIX.
Them's on search that never goes un
rewarded, and that is the search for
trouble. Those who start out to hunt
for trouble always find plenty of It. and
then some. Th ability, in especial, that
women hav to locate a sore spot Is more
than talent. It 1 genius. And If there'
no lore spot there, depend upon them to
Now, It I a platitude to say that no
body in the world ; so fortunsts as not
to have som sorrow rr grlevancs In life,
and it la equally bromldlo to say that
very few are ao mlaerabl and o
wretchedly situated as not to hav some
thing that ta beautiful and desirable in
exlatenoe; and that the secret of happi
ness la to And the one and forget the
I am reminded of these time-worn
truths by the multitude of letters that I
get from fretful and discontented wlvrs.
who, having everything to make happi
ness In their lives, deliberately turn their
backs upon their blessings and start out
on a quest for wretchedness.
The trouble with these women, and all
the rest of us. Is that we never strike a
balance when we audit our accounts with
life. We religiously put down all our losses
on the debit elcio of the column, but we
don't bother to enter up our blessings
on the credit side.
Yet the only way to be happy Is to be
continually doing our little sum in arith
metic, and to be reflecting that If wo've
got this thing to weep over we've got
that thing to laugh ovir and that if
we've got one thing to be aad about,
we've got s hundred more to be glad
If women would only put a hundredth
part of th energy Into hunting for happl
nc&s that they do Into searching for
trouble, we would have very few miser
able and disgruntled wives. The woman
who has got a good home and good
clothe and somebody to stand between
her and the buffet of life la lurkV no mat
ter wbat sort of a husband she's got.
Th woman who has lovely children la
blessed and ha her lire filled full of
sweetness, no matter if her husband Isn't
all that she could wish him to be; and.
conversely, th woman who has to make
her own way In the world is not without
her comfort either, because she ran re
flert that she hasn't any man to have to
put up with and doesn't have to get up
at I o'clock in the morning to open the
door for a drunkard, fiho ean even find
comfort In not having children, because
If she ties missed the greatest Joy In the
world, she Is als.t spared the risk of
having to endure the greatest sorrow.
We p-k of happiness as if H were
an Illusive ghost of Joy. It is a concrete
substance that we can make for our
selvss and the uest recipe for it manu
facture I to lie coiU'iiually balancing our
net ouiis with joy ana n rrow .
"There is a general Impression in
Ices not really hate us."
Clothes Are Grateful for Care
Many women, are careless In putting
away hats, yet there is rarely a shape
which cannot b altered Into a new style,
or If the hat I not used sgaln ths trim
ming may be. Carefully clean and free
hats from dust, using for felt, velvet
or beaver a soft camel's hair brush, which
will not scratch the fibers of ths ma
terial. Roll ribbon or silk carefully after
cleaning and sew or pin flowers to tapes
snd string them serosa th lid of a box. A
hat supporter ahould be In every bandbox
and thla la easily mad from a stick
with a knop at rh end, which ahould be
padded so th hat can be pinned to It
and thus kept from being Jammed out of
shape. Wad of aolf paper ahould be
used freely to keep the hat steady, In
ease the box Is moved.
Ths life of shoe can be much pro
longed if they are properly put away.
Both shoe and slippers should be treed.
Trees are really not a luxury but an
economy and cost as low as 10 cents a
pair. If. however, these are out of the
question, stuff the shoe well with paper
before wrapping each ons separately; if
kid or leather shoes are given a thin coat
ing of ordinary vaseline before putting
them sway, they will be soft snd pliable
when they come forth in the tall and will
not crack with the first walk.
Good furs are eaoh year becoming more
expensive, ao It behooves those who have
them to give them especial attention. Th
ItuseUn method of cleaning fur Is excel
lout. Put some rye flour Into a saucepan
and heat as hot ss th hand can beart It.
stirring constantly; spread the flour over
the fur and rub well Into It, brush thor
oughly with a clean brush or heat gently
until the flour is removed. This method
Is for dark furs. For white fura such ss
white fox or ermine, dip a perfectly clean
whisk broom Into pure alcohol and mop
the fur well with It. r wet ting It often
until the fur is soaked. Have ready an
abundance of powdered starch and with a
flour dredger fill the wet hairs full of
starch, working It down Into th akin
with the finger. Then dry, powder again
thickly and shut up In a box for two days.
Beat out tho powder in th open air with
a wisk, shake and toss until free of
stsreh. If moth larvae are discovered In
furs, a solution of acetate of potash and
spirit of roaemary, fifteen grain to on
pint, will destroy them. Neck fur should
he carefully wrapped. ' never parked
tightly, or the fur will flatten. Muff
should be hung on a rod, stuffed with
paper to keep in form, and fur not In
moth-proof closet should be carefully
sealed In tar paper, or If newspaper must
be used, camphor, moth flakes or spices
had better be put in before sealing, as
on is not always sure that every stray
egg has been destroyed.
Iraperle. carpet and ruga. If soiled,
should be cleaned before putting them
away. If out of reach of a professional,
the amsteiir ran accomplish splendid re
sults. After removing a much dirt as
official circles that the enemy
poesibl by-rushing and beating, wash
ths draperies In a gasoline soap solution.
using one pound of good white soap to a
gallon of gasoline, then rinse In pure gaa-
ollno. Carpets and ruga should be brushed
with this solution and then with clear
gasoline and finally rubbed well with dry
cloths. This will rats ths nap as wall as
clean the carpet. It seems needltss to
add that this should be done In the ope a
sir, away from any building. Roll them
on poles, scatter through them a preserv
ative and seal in newspaper.
A wife' lov wil cover every fault in
man, aave the propensity to run about
with other women. .
No widower should ever marry until
hi first wife's resting pier I marked by
a sultabl tombstone.
Grows If air. Restores Gray or
Color and Stops Dandruff and
25c Mottle FREE
to Prove It
'Take Nothing But Swissco"
Tells Rheumatism Sufferers to
Take Salts and Get Rid
of Uric Acid.
Rheumatism la no respecter of sge
sex, color or rank, ir not tne most
dangerous of human afflictions It Is one
of the most painful. Those subject to
rheumatism ahould eat less meat, dress
as warmly ss possible, avoid any undue
exposure and, above , all, drink lots of
pure water. .
Rheumatism Is caused by uric acid
which Is germinated In th bowels and
absorbed Into the blood. It is the func
tlnn of the kidneys to filter this sold
from the blood and cast it out In the
urine; the pores of the skin are also a
means of freeing the blood of this im
purity. In damp and chilly. Cold
weather the skin pores are dosed, thus
forcing the kidneys to do double work,
they become weak and sluggish and fall
to eliminate thla uric acid which keeps
accumulating and circulating through the
system, eventually settling In the Joints
and muscles causing stiffness, soreness
and pain called rheumatism.
At the first twinge of rheumatism get
from any pharmacy about four ouncea
of Jad Salts; put a table poonful In a
gins of water and drink before break
fast rnrh morning for a week. This is
said to eliminate uric acid by stimulating
the kidneys to normal action, thus rid
ding the blood of these Impurities.
Jad Palls Is Inexpensive, harmless and
Is made from the acid of grapes and
lemon Juice, combined with llthla and
Is used with excellent result, by thou
sands of folks who are subject to rheu
matism. II re you have a pleasant, ef
fervescent Ulhla-water drink which over
come uric sold and Is beneficial to your
kidney as well. Advertisement.
A Fine Aid For
We are all irreally Indebted to those
who tell their experiences. And among
1 the many thing which
we rrma auoui a Pa
are of immediate im
portance to the expec.
tint mother, i a splen
did external remedy
Friend." This I ap
plied over ths muscle
of tb stomach. It Is
deeply penetrating In.
Its Influence. Motbei
everywhere tell of Its
soothing effect, bow It
allays pains Incident to
,, ' stretching of cords,
ligaments and muscle. They tell of restful
comfort, of calm, peaceful nights, an ab
sence of those distresses peculiar to the pe
riod of expectancy, relief from morning
sickness, no more of that apprehension with
which so many young women' minds be
come burdened. It is a splendid help. Get
a bottle of "Mother's Friend'' from your
nearest druggist. Ask your huband to get
It for you.. Then writ to Brad Held Keg
nlator Co, 4118 Lamar Bids.. Atlanta, Ga
for a very handsome and Instructive book.
It la Ailed with suggestive ideas of great
help to all women Interested In th subject
of maternity. And best of all are som let
ter from mothers that are real i aspiration.
f Tii i ims aUU i a itmmmttL J Jdalj ni l m i .
THE OMAHA BEE
THE HOME PAPER
tWs : S!S5sS''..-'-V:l
nair i reatment
Faded Hair to Its Original
Ts frs Ste bottle f "Swlssae" Hair as Ssala
TrmsBt. If Md ss Slrartad, Will sstoal yva.
It Is s NEW TREATMENT, tbs latsat aa4 teat
insuttlH bafors ths public. It Is tbs nan II at
rra of Istsuliatloa as rnnrob tste tbs lea
sss wtij ss majir ot tb balr beaparstlaas safe
lilies Is th put la tb work man sf
tbeat. It Is survalaus la IU actios, aad Ihso
sua bST rscotva emails ranila lost froos lh
fro bMtl we se tham toe tb asking.
Bocauao you mar sot bst reosl ear raUt
from anmathins roil bs-vo triad. Son't ba footua
anoufh lo coruwna OTorrtblo olo. You will ba
troaily baoenia or tbo fro butu w stv yea.
Simply fill out fro eoupoa hwowltb aa4 sol
froo bottlo at onoo by ULktas it u any of toe
Shorman 4 Ml'onoU Drug o.'s i Ktoroa, Cor.
1Mb aii lx1 8U., Cor. lUl aa Harnay fet ,
lor. Hi h aad Farnais Kla. an X I North Itib
St. No quaallona will bo assod; almply nan tho
ooopos lo ths etark as ye IU ot a botii ab
Me as II M alaa bottla of Bvtaaeo era an alia
ana rcomoMo4o4 at all Drug as Uopt. Storta.
rsa sse aorxxa ootrrov.
flood far on rull-atst Mo botila f
"hwlaaoo" Hair Troatmaot at any of tha
horaaa A McOiaaall Prus i. 4 fttoroa
arson name an aildroaa ars prooorly flliaii la
an dnuea Unas holov. Thoao oulsia of
Omaha lll sot a frao bottla by almply hiltiif
aut coupon and aandirt conta I ata-rnpa dt
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