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is a well-fitting shoe not
MW&rlly a loose, or a tieM-flttine:
Ma woll-fitting one, with low
iMfctt It 1b recommended to batlie
stoSlfect often nnrl aftnr rlrvin sr. rnh
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with oil or cold cream.
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rv H-MmtQUK jroema several rrienas nave
'$ in quite lengthy nocms (old
fltoggrites) and have asked for others,
wmiiy uo itjugcuy. ror sucn poeuiH,
itj&uld be better to give the ad-
drK of those wanting them, and
. hajefthe poems sent directly to the
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oniatc ror tno information wanted.
For tlie Seamstress
V&F'xJBmJ&b ripping long seams of machine
P;" rtftching, the work is quickly and
,'' ,'ffQy done if t-Iie garment is slipped
;m4 the presser-foot of the ma-
'vjgjh,taei tlie needle lowered to hold it
, . fv 'pimly, then hold the seam in the
." $333l!nand' eacn 8de ueIn6 equally
fStrgtched, and a sharp knife run
'f .. iltflonfc the RGftm nvor Hio HirAnrlH.
Strong stitches are needed in sew
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Sj-'. .tSHljfrancI the thread should be se-
3sj?y. 'SSy fastened and cut off for each
W-iV.'Jn, not carried from one to an-
'Kothgr. Where the thread is carried
'.- '-WSSHf one to another, if one button
V v' V;J225is off others will become loos-
-'i'SSif and (luIckly follow.
' ' ''W2& common practice among seam-
'.,'' stresses is to use too coarse thread
''.. bo5ji?on machine and hand sewing,
7iHjlsoinetimes it is so coarse that
ylthtMcloth will tear away. Coarse
4tkrKid is not always stronger than
W3fi&ead suitable to the fabric of the
gqoug. ror uuttonnoies aim sewing
buttons, a rather coarse thread
needed; for gathering, medium
e; for stitching on the machine,
&b the ravelings of the fabric,
for hemming, finer still It will
save much time and worry if
thread basket is supplied with
the commonly-used numbers of
cotton thread, a spool or two of
linen? a naner of needles, assorted
iJiiXS&fy and a card or two of darning
Odds and ends of bright ginghams
left over from the making of the
little dresses, make vory pretty
cushion covers. Any shapes may bo
used In the piecing, and a protty pat
tern for a quilt block will do nicely.
Harmonizing colors should bo
chosen, and if the colors are all
dark, or light, they may bo 'livened"
by doing fancy stitches with fadeless
crochet cottons, or the cottons used
for such work, over the seams. The
pieces may be made into small blocks
or strips and joined together with
beading, either white or colored, or
dress braid, and the top and bottom
may be "tufted" after a lining of
cotton is laid between.
ItlPnid Tliis Man to Oliange Food
jJ'What is called 'good living' even-
ually brought me to a condition
"auite the reverse of good health,"
rites a New York merchant.
' "Improper eating told on mo till
. Amy stomach became so weak that
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and simplest lunch, and I was much
Repressed after a night of uneasy
lumber, unfitting me for business.
"This condition was discouraging,
me I could find no way to improve it.
a?hen I saw the advertisement of
rape-Nuts food, and decided to try
, and became delighted with the
For the past three years I have
used Grape-Nuts and nothing else for
;my breakfast and for lunch before
Tetiring. It speedily set my stomach
right and I congratulate myself that
I have regained my health. There
Is no greater comfort for a tired man
than a lunch of Grape-Nuts. It in
jures restful sleep, and an awaken
ing in the morning witn a reeling of
bouyant courage and hopefulness.
"Grape-Nuts has been a boon to
my whole family. It has made of
our 2-year-old boy, who used to be
unable to digest much o.f anything,
a robust, healthy, little rascal weigh
ing 32 pounds Maiikind certainly
owes a debt of gratitude to the ex
pert who invented this perfect food.-"
Name given by Fbstum Cq Batfle
i Creek, Mich.- "Thdre's a; rettBoh.'
Ever read the ab'ove Ictt$r A
mew one appears from time to time.
xney are genuine, wue, anu rail 01
,. Iranian interest.
Corned Beef For 100 pounds of
beef fresh killed, take twelve pounds
of salt, eight pounds of brown
sugar, one ounce of salt petre, and
mix thoroughly. Cut the beef in
suitable pieces and pack in the bar
rel, using the mixture as you pack.
Weight the meat down, after pack
ing closely and tightly, and leave
twenty-four hours; then cover woll
with cold water, and weight well to
keep the meat under the brine, tip
ping the barrel back and forth fre
quently to keep the brine well stirred
up. This meat will kcop all sum
mer, and when wanted for use, will
need no freshening, but should be
simply washed in cold water and
.boiled slowly until the bones will
slip out. This is an old recipe,
vouched for by our eastern friends.
The meat must at all times be com
pletely covered with the brine, and
well weighted to keep it under.
Colored Cake Two cupful3 of
sugar, two-thirds cup of butter,
whites of four eggs well beaten, one
cupful of sweet milk, two teaspoon
fuls of baking powder sifted with
flour enough to make a medium stiff
dough. Put the ingredients together
in the usual way. Divide the batter
into four parts, the part not to e
colored a little larger than the
others. To one of the three parts
add the beaten yolks of the eggs for
the yellow part; to another part add
melted chocolate, for the brown
part; and to the last of the three
parts, add a little red coloring mat
ter to be had of the druggist, or color
with fruit juice. Dip by spoonfuls,
mixing the colors as the spoonfuls
are laid in the pan, and when baked
it will be beautifully marbled; or,
bake in separate layers, each color
by itself, and put together with cus
tard or icing.
Divinity Fudge Cook to a soft
ball stage three and one-half cupfuls
of granulated sugar, two-thirds of a
cupful of water and one-half cupful
of best thick corn syrup. Beat the
whites of two eggs to a stiff froth
with a pinch of salt, and pour over
them, beating constantly, one-half
cupful of the boiling syrup, putting
the rest of the syrup back over the
blaze to cook until it is at the hard
ball stage. Beat the whites con
stantly, pouring over them the rest
of the boiling syrup when it has
reached the right degree, and adding
one and one-half cupfuls of English
walnut meats, or other nut meats, as
desired, and one-half teaspoonful of
extract of vanilla. Beat until the
mass is heavy, then drop In teaspoon
fuls on oiled paper.
For the Toilet
A good friend from Minnesota
sends us the following, which wo are
very glad to pass on to othe.a:
I am so troubled with chapped
hands in cold weather that I can not
Kuse soap at all, and have lately made
a discovery that "bran watr" will
cle"an the h&ids ttidr4 tfiordugh'y
even than soap. Place a handful, of
wheat bran (n the mash basin and
pdiifoverlt a quart of boiling water;
uo this without soap fqr washing
the hands daily, until It becomes
qulto sour, rinsing tho hands In
warm water and drying thoroughly.
Tho longer tho inixturo stands, and
the moro sour it gots, ttio more
cleansing it seems to become. This
discovery has proved a great boon
to me, as cracked hands are moro
painful than "Job's comforters," nnd
1 would like, through tho Homo de
partment, to paBB it along so others
similarly afflicted may bo benefited.
I find tho glycerine lotion vory bene
ficial." Many '.hanks, Brother C.
A beauty specialist tells us that
"tho woman who comes in from a
long ride or a tiresome day's shop
ping and dashes cold water on her
face is courting wrinkles and appear
anco of age. She should take off her
street dress and shoes and put on
a loose house dress and slippers, dip
the fingers In cold cream and cover
tho whole face and neck with it.
After it has been on about five
minutes, wipe off with a soft cloth
and give a warm bath with a Vege
table oil soap, finishing the treat
ment with rinsing in cool water, then
cold, and then wetting with a good
toilet vinegar, after which a little
tissue-building cream should bo
rubbed on to fill tho pores. Unless
you have tried the cold cream, you
have no Idea how much dirt will
come away after using it.
Odds nnd Ends
"When opening your fruit cans,
save all U'e bits of scaling wax, and
put them in a clean can with a cover.
If you have used paraffin over the
jelly, remove the cake of wax, wash
it clean, and drop it in another can,
covering It. When you want cithor
tho wax or tho paraffin during tho
fruit season, it Is easily molted and
When emptying fruit cans or Jars
of any description, wash them clean
at onco, beforo putting them away.
Put the lid away with tho jar, and If
tho rubber Is good, put that away
with tho can or Jar, though when you
fill tho jar again, you should uso
a new rubber. For many things
which may bo put in tho Jars, tho
old rubbers will servo, as they will
not need to bo air-tight.
Wind all twines that como around
parcels on a spool or In a ball, and
put awny where it ran be found when
wanted. A groat many times, this
will save much worry und time spent
In hunting a string.
To clean white, or light-colored
tips or wings, wash In benzine. This
will not talco the curl or color out
of tho feathers. White wings may bo
rubbed thickly with magnesia, or
whito face-powder, and when clean,
tho powder shook out of thorn. Af
ter washing tips, swing them lightly
in warm air, occasionally beating
them gently against the hand until
For Coughs and Colds
Flaxseed lemonado is a very sooth
ing drink for hoarseness an colds.
Pour four cups of boiling water over
four tablcspoonfuls of wholo flax
seed; steep (but do not boil) this
mixture for threo hours, then strain
and Bweeton to taste; add the juico
of two lemons; add more water if tho
mixturo scorns too thick.
0-182 DRESS FOR MISSES AND
Cut in five sizes, 14, 15, 1G, 17 and
JL8 yoaTs. It requires 4 yards of
44-inch material for a 16-year size.
0433 LADIES' OVER ALL APRON
Cut In three sizes, small, medium
and large. It requires 5 yards of
3G-Inch material for the medium
for I ( I
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0478 LADIES' COAT MODEL
Cut in five sizes, 34, 30, 38, 40
and 42 inches, bust measure. It re
quires 3 yards of 44-inch material
for a 3C-inch size.
0100 BOYS' SUIT
Cut in four sizes, C, 8, 10 and 12
years. It requires 4 yards of 36-inch
material for tho 10-year size.
THE COMMONER will supply its readers with perfect fitting, seam
allowing patterns from the latest Paris and New York styles. Tho
designs are practical and adapted to the home dressmaker. Full direc
tions how to cut and how to make tho garments with each pattern.
The price of these patterns Is 10 cents each, postage prepaid. Our
large catalogue containing the illustrations and descriptions of over
400 seasonable styles for ladles, misses and children, mailed to any
address on receipt of 10 cents. In ordering patterns give us your name,
address, pattern number and size desired.
Address, THE COMMONER, Patters Department, Lincoln, 2Tebsk
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