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The Sunday telegram. [volume] (Clarksburg, W. Va.) 1914-1927, March 21, 1915, MAGAZINE SECTION, Image 24

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1551 taking of medicine regularly
is of vital importance if good
v> lesJ results are to be obtained
from its use.
Sick people usually have a very poor
K memory and, if cared for by a busy
housekeeper, or even a nurse, she, too,
is liable to forget when the last dose
was taken.
To relieve the memory of this extra
duty cut from a pieoe of cardboard a
round disk, slightly larger than the top
of the tumbler containing the drinking
On one side of this", near the edge,
||! mark the figures from 1 to 12, just as
they appear on the face of a clock, and
around the edge cut a small notch
. opposite each hour mark.
Next tie a knot in one end of a piece
of cord and pass it from the underatrio
ttr* f Virn11 crH iho oon f ot? a# no v>/4_
board disk. Having done this, fasten
a button or other small object to the
loose end of the cord and let it hang
over the side of the tumbler, allowing
the cord to rest In one of the notches.
When medicine is to be taken at
stated Intervals, move the cord so that
It will rest in the notch opposite the
hour it is to be taken again.
BIf the medicine is to be taken every
half hour cut additional notches, just
between the hour marks, and move
the cord ahead one notch each time
medicine is taken.
IfpSI HEN blacking a stove try slipI
i I ping 1116 hand in a paper sack.
\n*m You will find you can grasp
with the sack almost as easily
as you can with the bare hand, and
at the end of the task the hands will
be clean. Sttfff the sack in the stove
and you will be rid of all black.
fra] HE directions for giving medi
cine to a child often call for
Mr wJ half a drop. This is extremely
hard to do, and unless care
1b taken a drop, not half a drop,: will
be the result. To avoid making a mistake,
pour out one drop of the medi'
cine, add one drop of water. Give the
child half of this mixture, which
equals the amount prescribed.
I l l iii ASH cane-seated chairs with a
liJ solution of oxalic acid and
IP mAMl water-?a teaspoonful of acid
to a quart of water is about
p tfie right proportion. Scrub hard with
a ,atiff brush, rinse immediately with
. clear water, to prevent the action of
r the acid on the cane, and the color
will he restored and the seat tightened.
This solution used in the manner just
described will also clean white straw
> < hatch that seem hopelessly soiled.
It* ?i O remove the paper which has
lined the cake pan after it is
\W wl baked is (i work requiring
skill. Turn the cake from the
tin on a sieve, and -when it has partly
eooled turn the cake bottom upward
and brush the paper with chilled water,
until it is thoroughly damp, when
-the paper will easily peel off. When
paper is not used and you wish to prevent
the cake from sticking to the pan.
- grease it well and dredge it with llour
that has been thoroughly dried. Be
, sure to shake out all extra flour before
putting the cake mixture in.
fffUlHEN linoleum is first put down
ft yl new wipe free from dust and
? IBaffl apply a thin coat of floor varnish.
Watch the spots where
there is most wear, clean thoroughly,
v. and at niabt annlv a little varnlah tn
j?S$, the worn spot. This remedy can be
applied to linoleum that is worn, but
the colors will not be so preserved as
Hj. if it was done when new. A cup of
skim milk to a pail of warm water is
better than soap. Wipe dry and with
another cloth polish. It will remain
affii like new.
INGS caused by setting a hot
^ IN dish on varnished surfaces can
I" V i| be taken, off by rubbing tbem
with kerosene oil, then with
alcohol, very briskly. Kerosene is a
i magic cleaner. Used on the top of
the'kltcften sink and in the sink itself
W&ty it- works wonders. The copper and
? : iron are .washed off after the oil has
been used and then the metal Is as
pleasant to the touch as when it wasnew.
Put some kerosene into the water
in which you wash your windows
<M>'. and you will be surprised at their brilffi&i
. liancy.
I IQT3I heRe are *ew Pieces of granite
?,' III ware the tinner will mend
B lBJ) and guarantee to last, consequently
rarely ever charges
B for the work, as. after a few days'
I using the solder will drop out You
ftp find the following cement to be the
most satisfactory in all cases, except
R$:'v where water is used in tho vessol conB
stantly: Take a thick solution of gum
I arabic in water and stir in plaster of
H parls until the mixture is a paste and
B drop a little on the outside of the resBv
sel over tho hole. Let garden a little,
then turn the vessel over and put some
v more of the plaster on the other s&de,
~ over the hole, and smooth it down
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get hard and the vessel can be used
for all ordinary purposes. This preparation
is also excellent for mending
china. Apply with a brush to the fractured
edges, stick them together, and
in three days' time the article will.not
break in the same place. Mix only
what will be needed for immediate
LABASTER ornaments can be
beautifully cleaned by immersing
them for some time
in milk and lime, washing
afterward in clean water, then dusting
when dry with a littlo French
chalk. The milk of lime is made by
mixing enough slaked lime in water to
give it a milky appearance. A second
and very simple way Is to use soap
and water with a little washing soda,
or ammonia, rinsing thoroughly afterward
VVl N excellent plan for thoroughly
airing a sick room, or one's
?5sl sleeping room, at night is to
. tack a pieco of medium weight
unbleached^ muslin over an ordinary
adjustable window screen; raise the .
window, put the covered screen in
place. Result, a well ventilated room
with no danger from drafts.
mi ERE is a list of articles AmeriI
BI cau teeth are called upon to j
r T J1 impersonate according to the ]
very latest compilation^
Nut crackers. i
Clasp for hatpins, hairpins and just (
Pencil rack. j
Fingernail shears. t
Thread breaker.
Pipe holder. _ji t
Aii tnese tasas nere represented, in addition
to the regular vocation of an- 1
nihilating cake-frosting and the connective
tissue of beefsteak, constitute <
the chief reasons why teeth go wrong. 1
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Of course, there is the new common s
practice of educating teeth so you can 1
hang from a trapeze with them. But 1
with highly athletic cusps 6t this description
it is not the purpose of this j
article to deal. ^
Teeth that will stand that sort of 1
treatment are in a class by them- c
selves. They jircn't problems that_ 1
come properly within*the scope of the' <
ordinary dentist. A blacksmith would
be the proper party to Interview. j
When it comes to ordinary teeth, i
however, like those one sees along the <
streets on forking days. Sundays and ]
holidays, there are certain rules to be i
followed if they are to be kept in the
very best condition. t
Let it he noted at the start that long
ago it ceased to be the fashion to use t
the teeth for boosting shares in gold <
mines. The traveling salesman for ]
gold mining companies no longer car- i
ry their samples in their heads. <
These limitations having been set i
down the next subject is: What to do t
and what not to do with the teeth.
A famous New York dexftist recent- t
ly staled that if teeth were used as <
teeth half the molar experts in the 1
country would be In the bread line.
Ke figured it out with the utmost j
care, and the list of exotic things <
forced upon the teeth really seems <
dire enough to cause a decided bear 1
movement/in tooth optimism. 1
Here's the scenario of the dressing
room scene in milady's, boudoir after 1
it has progressed to, the final stage: <
Lady takes handful of wire heir- ]
pins of the "invisible" variety. Places i
hairpins in mouth, permitting delicate;. <
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ceth to grind against their hard surfaces.
Teeth raised to permit exit ot one
>ln and clamped tight on the rest to
prevent their escape.
Common pins placed in same manler
and removed one by one to vari>us
portions of the attire.
Result, very appreciable, though not
immediately apparent. grinding down
)f delicate ivory surface.
Curtain speech: Tooth ache! Who
s the best dentist arouhd here, Nely?
Every time the dentists retire they
iream about people using their teeth
tor holding steel pins and iron hairpins
and their smile all nwor fhnrn.
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jelvea. That's one reason it is said
,vhy dentists as a class arc so good
But there are many other smileproducing
Bream No. 2 is especially agreeable,
[t presents the leading lady in the act
>f paring her finger nails by placing
hem carefully between the delicate
idges of "pearly whites."
As the teeth tear* through the tough
jails they seem to make a sudden rush
it the finish with the result that they
ilamp down against each other, so
powerfully that little bits of the outer
mrfaces are sure to be chipped off.
Another soothing vision is that of
:he lady of the house biting off thread.
The reason for this is that the teeth
ire again forced info unnaturally
:lose contact, but worse still is the
poisonous nature of the coloring mat:er
used in so many threads. These
:hemicala eat into the delicate, surfaces
of the teeth with disastrous remits.
Every time a stenographer uses her
teeth for a pencil or pen rack, the god
if dentistry fairly tumbles off his
throne from sheer exuberation.
,So he does when he sees men smokng
pipes, for no matter how "soft, yet
liable," pipe stems, may be,, dentists
leclare that they really are resnonsi
jle for a tremendous amount of agony
.o teeth.
Of course the nut-cracking scene is
the hit of the evening"at all gatherings
jf dental students. The boy who ,
earns to crack mrts with his teeth is
3f tremendous value, to the well-being
>f the dentists'"pocketUooks,
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AY a man is earning 525 a week
and wants to marry a girl
working in an office who Is
getting 520 a week," began the
younger sister. "She dislikes housework
and very much likes her own
work. Besides, the idea of keeping a
home for two on $25 a week doesn't
appeal to her at all.
. ??uy buuuju bixo De expeccea to
give up -work sho .likes and ..does well
and likes to do for that which she. dislikes
and would probably do only indifferently
and which she could get
done better, for a quarter of the salary
ah? has been for<?d to give up? Is
there any logic or fairness in that?
"And then think of the extra $15 a
week she" would have left with which to
increase the comforts of home."
"But." protested the older sister,
"how about children? An expectant
mother can't remain at he? desk in an
office^ you know. Any employer, I
am sure,' would obect, and then .her
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younger ' .woman, "of courBe, I can't
say, hut the majority of women among
the poorer classes do keep on with
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their work at that time, and I am of
the opinion that the duties of the average
stenographer, or office worker
or professional woman aro no more
arduous, and her condition might even
be benefitted by the regularity of habits
demanded by the routine.
"Of course, I don't believe in making
an expectant mother work; but I
object to mothers being discriminated
against as such.
"In some European countries women
who teach school never think of
1 paving their work nf nrnff.
nancy, and the children are taught to
bo - especially considerate of these
"Some time oft a woman has to have,
but when our corporations and boards
of education and so forth, get used to
the idea arrangements will be made.
"They will have to .be, made. I tell
you, sister, for if & woman is forced
by economic conditions into' earning
her own living before marriage, she
must be allowed to continue her; work*
if she wishes to, afterward. Only in
that way .will woxnaa ever attain efficiency
in her work.
"Supposing men undertook their
work merely as a temporary expedient.
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HP course the average housewife
is familiar with the old saw,
"An ounce of prevention is
worth a pound of cure." She
can do quite a number of things to
keep her house air from becoming, as
dust-laden as it surely will If she does
not interest herself in these simple devices.
When a wind is "kicking up" great
clouds of dust, let her close the windows
while the agitation lasts. It will
serve the double purpose of keeping
out a lot of flying dust and causing
what dust is in the room to settle and
so be easy to remove.
Let her train the various members
of her household to sneeze and cough
into their handkerchiefs. Then the
moisture resulting from such exertions
will not be sprayed into the air,
nor, in the case of illness, more or
less deadly germs accompany the
spray and later become floating bacterial
Let her set her foot down on any
of the family brushing his or her
shoes or clothing in the house. Dust
in its most disgusting forms is brought
into living rooms on shoes and clothing,
likewise swarms of germs, and
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uiuufcu. cl buu l uus a ? uruum, ovur
his coat in the seclusion of his own
room, Bacteria nevertheless will
escape through the keyhole and travel
from,room to room, all over the house.
This is another trait of dust that scientists.
have laboriously discovered.
Let her insisLon every member of
the family ridding the shoes especially
of as much dust as possible before entering
the front door.
Let her furnish her rooms tastefully,
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Olive and Celery Sandwiches.
Chop separately in. a chopping bow],
not in a grinder, an equal quantity of
olives stuffed with- pimentos and tender
white celery. -Mii and moisten
with a sufficient amount of mayonnaise
dressing, to spread easily. Put
between buttered bread and cut in
rounds or triangles.
Peannt Sonp.
Four quarts milk, 1 tablespoon flour,
creamed with 2-3 tablespoonful butter,
M pound shelled peanuts mashed
very fine, salt and pepper to taste. Put
the milk in a double boiler and let
come to a boll, stir in cream, flour
and butter, just before serving stir in
the mashed peanuts. Serve immediately.
Stuffed Cabbage.
Select nice Ann white .head of cabbage.
Wash and drain well. Then
scoop; out the center, i Now peel and
core several nice firm cooking apples;
place in center of cabbago and sprinkle
slightly with sugar if desired.
Novr place in a bag and boil in water
until cabbage Is tender. Drain and
place on a: platter of lettuce leaves
what sort of-work do you think they
would do?
* "And; just think. . sister dear," concluded
the younger woman, with a
merry, teasing twinkle in her eyes,,.
"what, loyelyr- nursery gardens the big
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DO Interest the children In this I
game tell them first about the
day nurseries where mothers fl
can leave their babies to bo
cared for while they go to work, how
the babies are fed and what they play
with. Then find all the pictures in a
catalog or old magazines, of babies fl
and everything pertaining to babies
and little children find let the youngsters
cut them out fl
They will need cradles, high chairs, JB
baby walkers, swings, cots and buggies.
feeding bottles and rattles, etc.
The cut out babies can be lightly _M
stuck in the chairs, etc. . The cbil- Jfl
dren are the nurses and must look
after the babies until , the mothers il
come for them. . i f* \M
As the children, play, .fresji ideas foT a
the development of the game will oc- m
cur to them and they will need "moth
ers" to fetch the babies at the end of M
the game. Mother can supply the la- ?
dies from her stock of "done with" m
magazines. *>'.
For older children a more durable
way of using paper cut-outs is as fol- M
lows: As they will naturally want to fl
play "school," let them cut out'a mixn- I
ber of boys and girls from old maga- '
.zincs and a few women for the teach- fl
crs. .a
If they possess crayons or paints. It M
ir?*A-r?iio4- *a Artlnv f hn- nlnflirAe ' !
first All mother's empty cotton spools
must he saved. Provide the children
with narrow pieces-of stick with a flat
side. Sharpen one end to fit in tho
hole in the spool firmly. Then paste
one of the cut outs to tho stick with
the feet resting on the spool. The ,
stick should of course, he up the middle
of tho. figure.
but simply. Then there will be fewer
Articles to disintegrate slowly but
.gradually into dust, or to catch and
hold dust. Excessive furnishings, sucli
as draperies, always mean an excess
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and spread rich mayonnaise dressing I
oyer same. Can be served either hot fl
or cold. Also adds as a decoration to
the table. iHB|MH^HHB
Delicions Hot Apple Pie. fl
Pill a deep pic plate with apples and fl
cover with crust Bake until the crust
isvdone, then take out and turn Into 1
another plate with, crust at the bot- M
torn. Have ready the yolks of.two BB
eggs, a small cup of sugar and a lit- fl
tlo melted butter, beaten together. " fl
Turn on the apples, beat the whites s fl
of the eggs for frosting and put in the i I
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Beat the whites of 4 eggs to a stiff tm
froth, then stir in 1% pounds of pow- I
dered loaf sugar, flavor with vanilla m
or lemon extract,' continue to beat it
until it will lie ia a heap; lay the mix- I
tare-on buttered paper la the slzo and fl
shape of' half an egg and' about an
inch apart, thea place- the paper on
a'.plece of hard wood and^put into a m
quick- oven without closing the door.
W my Uitilli1 .UML WMn Ihey turn yol
lowlali take- them- out and let them
knife under ^one^^and 'tr^srer^lt to

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