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Woodland Daily Democrat (Newspaper) - January 17, 1890, Woodland, California VOL. XXVI WOODLAND. YOLO COUNTY. CAL.. FBIDAY EVKtfING JANUARY 17, 1890. NO. 14. WOMAN AND HOME. HOW THE SPANISH WOMEN OF THE PAST LIVED AND KEPT HOUSE. PERSONAL GOSSIP. I A STKAMBOAT STORY. Anutlier Appeal fur FYemh Age at Which Women Should A About tlie Fair Sex. The Spanish, woman of the Eighteenth can tury forms a marked contrast to her French tixter at tbe dawn of the Revolution. Wuere- U the PVeoch woman of the past century perbsps the most witty, skeptical and tree of tbiise who hn-re a place in history, the Span- fcki-d is the most docile and igno- id at 1 bavo said not pious, for piety. In my opinion, existed m a bftier and more solid form among the fa- mous women of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth centuries, among whom shines the grt'ul queen Isabel, the Catholic At the or the Renaissance Spanish women, learning their piety, tar from contenting thamsolpes with no education, or with oniy a superficial one, held professor- ships or rhetoric and Latin, like Isabel Galin- do or wldanefl the domain of philosophic mpefiilation. like Uliva Sabuco. In the Eighteenth century these traditions were BO lost that it was considered dangerout to teach girls the alphabet on the ground thut if they were able to read and write they mitflit correspond with their sweethearts. I have heard ittohl of a great-grandmother of mine of noble family (grandees in that ihe was obliged to learn to write alone, copying the letters from a printed book, vt-itb a taunted stii'k for pen mulberry JUIM for mW A salutary ignoi ance, absolute to paternal and conjugal authority, religion! practices and complete self efface- roent formed the legime under which tha Spanish woman of the last century lived. These were lashed by the satiric jtiourge of our famous Mo rat in m "El si dc lat 'El viejo y la Nina11 and "La Uongata.'' The result of the teaching ot thfw comedies, amounted to a complete i urination uf the female character The Kjiutiiab wciQiitit of the time anterior to the Oortt-s of Cadiz lias become the classic type, as classic a- the "gorbanzo" arid the "bolero T The ninnun of tuis pure and simple national type never wjnf otit except to mass, and thai very early, for, aa tha proverb has it "Good women don't J'er dress consisted of the tight petticoat ol cloth or serge, white kerchief fastened with a gold pin and velvet bodice and lact mantilla. Her only litrury when dressed IE bef vest (for she never walked) vras tbe open work silt stocking and the uatm slipper Sht employed her time in manual labor, ironing knitting, embroidering on a frame, or mak ins es or ettineats, Patohworb waa fashionable m spite of its danger to tilt eyas. As lately as my girlhood my mothei used toshow me, as a work of ad mirition, cushiom worked by my great gi uidmother in imtchworh so flue that tbt work almost formed a neiv texture. Even U she knew how lu read this woman was ac- quainted with no other book than the brevl ary, tbe Cbristiuti Year and the catechism which she to teach her children by of to chastise children n-asatlb.i' tittis a kind of nto, nhich it would have beet, incorrect to curtaii She led the prayer ol the rosary surrounded nj her servants anc fiioily, at night she gave her to hui ions, who kL-jfeJ hei huud, even though thcj n ore beards and were married; sin CQH'.ulteri with -w-ne friar or other on the af fairs of her household and hod borne madi remedies for all knowri Infirmities S< thorough going a female figure was bounc la disappear at the advent Of society as a1 prw-nt ReTiew for II onus wives. A raw cranberrj, cut in and half o It bound over a corn, is recommended as relief. Individual plates for vegetables aro no1 used much now Only salads are served Cold tea is the best thing with whici t( grained wood. Never one atnmouis for this work, Alter noshing a wooden bowl dry it at a -distance from the etove, so that 1C may nor warp or crack. When rtoipes call for a cupful it means just half a pint, this amount lu gvanulatcu -sugar KpigLrf just iiulf a pound. Siiit will curnle new milk, BO In preparing custards or the salt should not unril tliu dish is prepared. ftod pepper poda or a few pieces of char- coal tnto the pot In which onions cabbage, etc being boiled will prevenl tlie unplcosant odor Starch Poliali. A pifcce of stearine candle spermautsti or white wax as large as a robin't egg E1Te a nlce Etoss- A teaspoooful ol to each pint of starch will prevent stick a sift your (lour when you usa it, it a little afterward if the weather be uold. lifting tw loo is even better thai, oncu as you get mom air between the parti cles. Spirits of ammonia Is tha beat tc clam liair brushus with, as it does not sof tea the Linst.k'3 !iko soap or soda. If a teaspoon- ful of aitmionia la nil led with a quart of wntcr, the brush only be dipped in mou for a moment and all gieaso is ro- int-ved. The brush should then be rinsed ic cold water, shulccu well and dried in the air but not in tlie aim The ordinary method of scraping or burn ing oir old [Mimt is hardly eipeditious auougl: Toi senenil jiurposes, and is also laborious Soda and quicklime aj-u far moro thoiough. Tbo solution of half of ouch la thus made DifSjlvu tlie -iotla in wutei ixnd then add tht lime aiid nnply K ith a bi ush to the old paint w LiiLh ca.li thus hi- removed m a few inmutLS. Jilting tlio lips frequently makes them sore inn [or liatd, dry hpa a little pure gljceriut lightly rublicil in ot night it. often beneficial Jess application tor the same purpost made of atjuarlcr of an ounce of wlut bora with germs ol an rm ly (loath and tliat two-lbinls of the tlio ijniainrtrr perish from want of life air It in too foistmtmly assuinef! that ft cbild'i in a too wuak to stand ordinary fresh air to by the precautions that taUfli tn shut up every possible avonuo tin nugh wliifh pure air enter a room in tif h 11 s.' There is no subject pi-i to upun wlncli parents act Hi) ignorant! y or so pcrtma ci 'iisly n-f use to instructed an in tnia vitAl jtf, piwity of fiibb nir to human being, yt.uiiR or old, ttiok or It U ail tlie to ilie (leln-ata cnUrt or the Ailing ftduJMhiin to others, if that It conceivable II H so certainly to tbe health Of nil The rthn-w, hnwnver, M mc-ra notion nil1- in thn of young children, ftnd in- who etiUrely under (Mcar Wilde, it is reported, wi iel bhirt embroidered flowers. Baldwin, the balloonist, ha-s made jy his parachute descents in England. The Duke of Fife Is one of tlie Incorpora- (ors of tha British South Africa Q company. Tho renerable Professor Sii Richard Owen las entered his SUth year in exMllcnt; health. Dr. Brown-Sequard is not, as ia supposed, in out and out Frenchman, but ia the son of l Plnlatielphian Oivun K. Studebftcker, the well known orewerof Sun Francisoo, v.nntsto be gover- lor of California. Mr D C. French, the scUptor, baa com- pleted Ins model for thct S arr-Kiug monu- ment at San Francises. A Ifi-year-ohl boy, "Professor" Franken- stein, w ieldi the baton at concerts o( the West Side park in CInuaRO. Fi'rdinantl Guzman, the famoui ban- dit in Spiim, a dwarf, wjio at tima Kept a small store in
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