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THE FARMEKS'BALLIANCE, LINCOLN, NEB., THURSDAY MAY 7, 1891.
FOK OUR LADY READERS.
MATTERS OF INTEREST TO THE
Cotton DresTh Brunette1
Day A Bit of a Woman A
House Gown by Worth
There is revival of dainty old
fashioned muslins for the cotton
dresses in preparation for next sum
mer, of corded dimities,, of lawns
soft as mull, the pretty batistes, and
transparent organdie. These sheer
fabrics will rival without displacing
the thicker ginghams, percales, cotton
Cheviots, and satteens that have so
long been popular. In thin fabrics
the first choice is for those with clear
white grounds strewn w ith flowers, or
branching designs in pink, lilac, or
blue, but there are also many with
dark colors as well as with black
grounds. The new dimities are thin
ner than those formerly worn, and
are woven in corded stripes powdered
with colored figures; they are thirty
two inches wide, and cost thirty cents
a yard. Striped lawns are1 in great
favor in broad widths, and in narrow-quarter-inch
stripes of yellow, pink,
pale violet, or china blue, alternating
with white; tlu'se come in the soft
mousseline de l'lnde, entirely without
dressing, that is sold for t went y-eight
cents a yard. Embroidered batistes
are liked in colors, while thinner or
gandies and dotted Swiss muslins
have large designi of flowers printed
Tailors are making tucked bodices
and shirt waists of duck or of cotton
Chevoits for young ladies at board
school and for yatching dreHxes. The
prettiest tucked bodice, with seams
only under the arms, falls low on the
hips, and is fitted entirely by tucks
stitched in the front and back, begin
ing above the waist line and extend
ing just below it. Ten lengthwise
tucks below the bust lit in the front
easily, and eight are sufficient in the
back. In thinner fabrics, such as
washable silks, there are bodices with
lengthwise tucks stitched all around
the waist, giving the effect of a corse
let, with the siik drooping above, like
a blouse. Coat sleeves, square culfs,
and a turned-over collar complete
tucked bodieeKofduckorCheviot. The
straight skirt has a fan-pleated back.
aes, white striped with blue or pink,
or with the color for the ground and
the lines of white, are made with a
shirt waist and sloped skirt fastened
on by buttons iir the belt. The shirt
usually has a shallow yoke, that may
be in the back only, stitched on ma
point, while the front is straight, and
the fulness is gathered under it. A
plain pink Cheviot shirt waist is worn
with a bias skirt of pink and white
striped Cheviot. A dress of striped
blue and white Cheviot has the skirt
bias and the shirt in straight stripes,
except in the yoke, where they are cut
to meet in points in the middle. Such
shirts have, shirt sleeves with deep
cuffs and turned-over pointed collars.
Stitched edges and pearl buttons give
the neat finish needed.
Spencer waists with yoke and belt
are cut out in square tabs that fall
low on the hips and give a coat effect,
or else they are scalloped deeply and
egded with embroidery. This design
is pretty for ginghams and percales.
The sleeves fall full on deep cuffs of
nibroidery. The belt is pointed in
front, and may be of velvet, with
nquare clasps of jet or steel set upon
it, or else a Cleopatra girdle of passe
menterie is worn. Harper's Bazar. ,
The Brunette's Day.
The brunette is going to have her
Innings. "Bab's" reason for saying
this is that most of the new bonnets
are decorated with white ribbon and
have white ribbon strings. These are
absolutely impossible to any blonde
except the natural one with a skin like
peaches and cream. The woman who
Las had dark hair and has been idiot
enough to bleach it usually baa to
make up to suit her hair or else her
skin is of a leaden hue. Now, white
ribbons will bring out everypartiele of
powder and rouge on her face and
make a shocking sjiectacle of the fool
and her folly. The brunette will wear
the white ribbons and triumph in this
way over the blonde, who will not
dare to assume them. In the way of
fashion her blondeship has triumphed
for a longtime, and it is only just that
the brunette should at last have some
rights. The bleached blonde will un
doubtedly try the white ties for any
woman who has been silly enough to
believe that nobody knows that the
Ijord did not make her hair a color
out of harmony with her skin, her
lashes and her brows is idiot enough
to try anything, for she believes that
everybody in the world is blind. The
glistening white ribbon is a judgment
come upon the lady with the bleached
A House Gown by Worth.
A charmingly simple dress for the
house is of seii-colored woollen and
dark otter brow velvet. Passemen
terie of gold and chenille is the trim
ming. The round bodice is a pretty
variation of a design in great favor
with Worth. The front is curved low
at the top below a velvet plant ron. It
is draped from the right shoulder and
crossed to hook in a straight line on
the smooth left side. All theedgt are
bordered with passementerie. The
Velvet plastron is draped in curves,
and is rut in one pie wit li the collar,
A velvet girdle is folded around tlis
hips. The sleeve evpattd In a puff st
the top, and are eitiln'ted in a rullle
high on the shoulder; a baud of ri
vet ami passenienteri trim lis
wrists. The skirt front has slight
movement, eatiwd by fold cn tight up
on the left by a i hateiaiiie ot loop.;
rows of the intiii'iiterie extend
thru to tht foot. Ths right side falls
forward tu a straight fold ld with
the trimming. This design is being
Ut fur sprint Bwie ot cirpott or
rsshmere, or for t hah dt fursuni
Sensible O ris,
Koint u'xl pliiopher !. ss'ul that
.i wins turn out td tn. hen a man
wis thrown const sutly lt thee let
of One wtiiiisn, Us would tad by mar
tying Wr, Hut there a' someeirept
hum to tht gnusral mis, ami a tu
table ois Is to be fomut enuMii. the
ilsas Of stlOJiiU h W Mil ploy ft
in the big rets stores uptown. Said
the manager of one of these establish
ments: "It is a popular idea with tlw
public that our female employes find
husbands among the men in the store,
with whom they work every day, but
it is not true. Most of the gitU who
marry select their mates from a class
of men who are in some other and
more remunerative busiiiv. The
principal reason for this is to be
found in the fact that the girls soon
become imbued with sensible ideas in
regard to the life of all who have to
work for a living. A girl soon finds
out all about the man who works at
the same counter with her ami knows
that he earns but little more than she
does herself.-. Matrimonial bliss on ft
salary just ''sufficient for one has no
tempation for the average shopgirl!"
New York Recorder.
There was a young woman who
said with earnestness and sincerity,
"I would rather sit in a stupid parlor
a whole evening with the stupidest
iieople; I would rather feel the rain of
dulhwss splashing down over my face
and into my eyes, and know it was all
right and proper, than be introduced
to ths brightest people on earth if
there wasabout them tlieleast trace of
uneonventionality." And there was a
woman who heard this dictum and
who went from the hearing of it
straightway to eat a dinner given to
the only college president in the whole
United States, probably, who would
sit dow n in a ilannel shirt to a board
surrounded in his honor by a luin
c'red of his old students, half in swal-iow-tailed
coats and the other half in
rose-decked gowns. And when the
woman looked at the fine, simple,
scholarly face and then at the gray
flannel, she said to herselfr "This
man would not be the man he is if any
self-consciousness hod made him so
much as question with himself the
propriety of wearing or laying aside
his unconventional clothes." And so
this woman further said to herself,
"In this world there are many opin
ions." Ornamental Buttons.
We are once more to have buttons
for ornament as well as use. The
storesofthe antiquary will be ran
sacked by his feminine relatives for
miniature and dainty enamels. For
evening dress these will be sot around
with pearls and diamonds, and anti
que gold and silver are to be worn en
crusted with jewels. For the daytime
they will be simpler, miniatures of
Wedge wood china being the very
smartest. Great care will be taken in
selecting the costumes to be honored
by these ornaments, for we shall have
to dress "up" to our buttons, and the
color ot our gowns must Harmonize
with the ground of the miniature. I
have seen a perfectly beautiful set,
ornamented with portraits of the
beauties of different reigns, set round
with pearls, which made me feel very
envious and several other sets in old
paste, witfi which I should have been
quite satisfied. Philadelphia Tele
graph. A Bit of a Woman.
Louise Lawson, the sculptor whose
statue of Sunset Cox is occasioning
considerable discussion just now, is a
bit of a woman, with golden-bvown
hair, gray eyes, a lisp and vivacious
manner, hue wears, when working in
clay, a dark-blue blouse and trousers,
and her studio costume is always ol
w hite linen skirt and coat the latter
finished with an extraordinary collar
of coarse einbrodiety, tied with the,
traditional knot of baby-blue ribbon.
With this costume yellow shoes are
worn. The whole effect is more bizarre
than attractive. Whatever the critics
say, the letter carriers sweirby Louise
and her nine-loot image. New lorlf
Fashion's Late Freaks.
String your neck with silver beads.
Every black dress must have a dasb
Swell modistes fit their skirts to the
customer while she is seated.
Women are shorter now than at
any time in the last 10 years, all be
cause of the low-heeled English wal k-
All the collars and cuffs on jackets
and wraps flare. They are braided
and loops are tacked down with but
Cleopatra's handkerchief is another
innovation by "Sarah Bemdardt, made
of 10 inches of fine batinte hemstitch
ed, and wet with lily of the Nile. This
sweet-scented flimsy rag is worn eon
cealed in the palm of the hand, whether
gloved or not.
In beaut y shops you can buy a pot
of some scarlot grease to put on your
gums and make your teeth dazzling
white by contrast. This is no secret
to the I'attis, Bernhardt, Minnie
Hanks and Ada Kehans, hut it is only
recently that the belles and dames of
society have bi-gttn to paint their
Hints for the Cuisine.
Fried oysters are not suitable food
for a dysix-ntic, but when roasted in
the shell they are excellent and can be
digested w ith ease by a weak stomach
If doughnuts are cut out an hour
before they are fried to allow a little
time for rising, they will be much
lighter. Try cutting st night and fry.
iug in the morning.
(Sravy will generalty be lumpy if the
thickening is Kured in while the pan
is over the fire. Set the pan off until
the thickening is wrll stirred in, tln-a
set it on the lim and cook thoroughly.
Am Mkkimht.. To on quart of
tart apples, atrwrd and jr4
through acicvii, add tht ylk of three
wrll bratm. Sweflvn to taste
and lUor. I Mats tit the ovrit, and
when brown rover with the titrrineue
mail lollnwe: Drat tht whites to a
Stiff froth With tlllrt tlU'tKttl of
VtJk far. -After wrll wunhipg on
quart of sphl prsf, sosk litem for the
tught, nd boil t .-& wits s hit Is rr
Imitate t mhI in pint sil!U wtit wsttt
to sllosr Ihetn t Itrsk loamasa,
Thtti put tl.ttiito ibr t r four quart
of In' brut h, and stt for mi bonrj
l,cn wiit tht )! tlitoiitH slave,
and best stain. fc-saon with st' and
'IHi 01m or two smalt hasd i4
ry. tliccd and suwwtintt, will be
fo nt 1 grl litpio'tititt,
ANXIOUSTO BE DRAWN OUT.
But the Thoughtful Barber Declined
to Take the Bait.
He was waiting for his turn in a
Crandrivtr Avenue barbershop, says
the ltetroit Free Press, and he quietly
remarked o the barber that be had
been out in the Indian country.
"Yes. lluntin' rabbits. I suppose?"
replied the harU-r, seemingly not the
"Rabbits! No, sir Indians.''
"Oh! Find any?-'
"Of course I did! I was all through
the late troubles at PineKidge."
"les. (Jet frort -bitten?
"Frost-bitten Whv. hang it, 1 was
wounded in three places."
"Cun go on accidentally:
"No. it didn't! What sort of a man
are you, anyhow?"
"Beg pardon, tint can tncy raise
artichokes out there?"
iii-llnlifiiv Whv rflmi't vrvn iikk
how many Indians I killed at Wound
Anvhndv wounded in the knee out
there?" asked the barber a she reached
for the water bottle. "Bad place to
be wounded in. I broke my knee cap
"Not bv a ma-full!" exclaimed the
waiting man as ho reached for his
overcoat. "I was intending to have
a liuin-'Mit- ulinvt fl ml lt.'l V 111 V U'llisk-
ers dyed, but you are not the'inan to
do it! 1 11 go to some shop where tncy
know something and have gumption
enough to draw a feller out!"
He Paid the BUI.
A few days ago the friends of a prom
inent society w oman were startled by
the report that who was seriously ill.
The Town Talker, in speaking ot her
illness to a particular friend of the
lady, brought out the cause of the ill
ness. She is allowed by her husband
so much a month for dresses. During
the last social season she bought so
many handsome ball dresses that her
allowance oiny seemed a drop in the
bucket toward paying for them, Het
costumes attracted so much atten
tion that her vanity was excited," and
she endeavored with each succeeding
dress to surpass! ho last, 'Ibis she
succeeded in doing. Every action
must have a corresponding reaction.
Her pleasure, caused by being the
best dressed woman in Louisville, has
eiven olace to her sorrow, caused by
having the largest millinery bills of
anv woman in Louisville. The bills
were sent toher, amountingto?l,200.
She immediately retired to her bed.
Doctors were sent for, but for a week
she continued to grow worse. Her
husband became alarmed and told her
that if she w ould just get well he
would do anything for her. She said
she could not. At iast in despair, she
told him if he would iust pay her oill
and foririve her she would try and ge
well. He promised. He paid the bill
From that moment she began to re
cunerate. and in a few days was al
most entirely well. She then confessed
to her husband, who forga ve her. She
has promised to live within her allow
ance, which he has increased. So
they are both happy again. Louis
Refusing a Fortune.
Among many good instances of suc
cess won by perseverance told by Mr.
J. H. Osborne in The Young Man is
one about the patentee of the West
inghouse air brake. He writes: Yo
have heard of the YYestinghouse air
brake, now in universal use on the
railways. It is reported that 100,000
per annum is paid in royalties to the
patentee. How we are temptciio4
envy the lucky man! Some years ago
we should probably have pitied him.
At that time George Westinghouse was
trying in vain to get an advance of
money on the security of one-half the
prospective profits from his patent.
One of his friends, M'Kee Kankin, a
well-known actor in America, says
that Westinghouse argued with him
three times a week for nearly eight
months. Each time the inventor went
over the same arguments, drove home
the same apparently conclusive
reasons why there was a fortune in
his brake, each time to be put off as a
confirmed "crank." The actor moved
to New York, and played there for
some years. One day a friend promis
ed to introduce him to a millionaire,
who had once known him in Pittsburg.
Not a thought of the "crank" occur
red to Rankin, but it was the "crank"
who was now the millionaire, and the
actor discovered that he had refused,
over a hundred times, ; an" offeF"TTfat
would have made him a very rich man.
The picket wasgenerally inflicted on
cavalry and artillery men, and was a
singularly brutal bit of torture. A
long post, near which stood a stool,
was driven into the ground. The de
linquent was ordered to mount the
stool; his right hand was fastened to a
hook in the post, by a noose, drawn
up as high as it could be stretched,
round his wrist. A stump, the height
of the stool, with its end cut to a
round and blunt point, was al
so driven into the earth close to the
post. Then the stool was taken away
and thesutferer hod not hing to rest his
bare feet on but the stump, "which
though it did not usually break the
skin," says Cant. IJ rose, "put him in
great torture, his only means of rela-f
Wing by resting his weight on his
wrist, the pain ot which soon liecanie
intolerable." Onecan very well Itelieve
him, especially when he makes the ad
ditibn that a man was not infrequent
I? left to stand in this position (or
half an hour although the orthodox
period of endurance was tiflren misV
utes. Ixnidon tirsphic.
Th Barber Was Ready.
An old veteran told this as happen
ing in favannsh during the war:
A young ouVer, who was pretty
mis h of a bully, stopped In at a I on
soria) saloon, Ih smotf hm sword he
ordered the bather toehavt hiin, st
tht samt tuns warning him that if he
rut his fce or drew drop ol b!oo4
Ve would aill luin wlum Vt sot tin,
Tlit operation was prrmrmod with
nut aMdcvit. Iwtors ht went oil.
however, the buily kr. the artial if
he wa mi very mmh ft ig'ittued
while bt was doii the wotk.
'His bsrber tunUI.
'Not lo tht ehgl.ttst.M U repit4
"for if I btd trvideutaHy Attin m
rn ot Mtm 1 would have rut yout
tsret from ear to tar btlort
fluid lave faottd.
Osborne Junior Harvester Io. 4 lower
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J T CASE
.mltf, will ull you how much a'J ;& Malleable &n sruis?mir competitor, tine oast Iron. 4ib. All tart of Wader ollrt from top of ek,
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Uon Ituteadof four. h. Whatever the Jtft uttVisTSwft And simplest In construction. Kismlne Hand be convinced. Cats from tbrttsM tss
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Ask our agent at the town where you -rade for pamphlet fully explain
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With this binder; its
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and conditions o f
Each bundle is
bound in the center.
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THE MCCORMICK the only MlCsiBI that never hat to stand still during
the rush of harvest lor the agent to get ftpilrS.
The attention of farmscrs. and all others interested are invited to inspect
a full line of the UcCirttlCl Rood, including Binders, Mowers and Reaper,
Also all grades of binding twine Oom the cheapest to the het pure man ilia.
For sale at the companies headimartcrt, fl. BINFORD, ten. AgU
Corner 10th and Q, streets Lincoln, Nebraska.
CHAS. E. SniFKRT.
s. Ncls. Blankets. Whins Etc.
133 60. 0th
They all imitate
FIRST STEEL FRAME HARVESTER IN
THRESHING MACHINE CO.
Sold in 1890.
BINFORD, General Agent,
Has followed its square butted
SHOULD -. KNOW
205 Bohanan Block, Lincoln, Neb.
Can be found one of the most complete lines of Implements In the city, includes;
The tried and true T & U Smith Company's t arm and opring wagons. 4i-tHa
THE PEKIN PLOW CO'S UNEXCELLED COOD3.
Ite Wonderful Daris FLTFOSU H&mstsr ui Itiz.
The Perfect Ad
vance corn planter
and check rower.
The old reliable
Sandwich Msnufac- fj
ShnllMra and Feed '.t
The Oldest and
best Aultman and
Repairs for above
corn shellcrs and
Call and See
threshers In stock.
John. T.Jones, Agent, Lincoln, Neb.
Forest and Fruit Trees,
Ptsate, Ttase, Bts.,ef
Hsret torts fsr HstMske. tfMMrtsI mm
tM A Ull
NrU I.b4 Mursanr, W.rtS
nr. HarU Un. mou
IststMisaee Ism t. w. tnrasMii,
HE11P BINDER TOIHE
Msau'srturwl br lb.
FBEKQST KEMP ARO CO..
Out of beinp
rrown on the
Every Farmer In Nebruka Should
Use thl. Twine.
It Um strong and will
work as well
as the lt mad
anywhere. ut of auy-
kind of fcr. We srnarwntte it to worn
wrll on all niaV til binders, and to be
CrUttt froe Try our iwlsa and be
cositutwd ttksltnareU pa Uogr any
aetMHwity fur wvstarw famivrs lu t d
psndout uwta K'figo jmww Ubrrt. fcr
t.) ailing tastr trsin. We Ul m pl4
to fursuih prtct-e a.l ssjiil wi tU
wkiu I smor llur l
t, IMS 1 1 aat IM4, l sMsm f-4SWS
St ha SM4 talk MU sf Pat
te m aaawas as"". Jsa
at-aic. I artlaa, atwnMS mg t.
km ( BiaxliBioB, Bl.isislei.U
A full and coss-
plete line of Surriee
r - jrt T"! Carts,.Etc. . .
WJ LZT-f, WekeeprigMnr
with the proceaemax
1 and make prices aav
f low as anybody,
-: quality of goeds
-A 1 We cordlallT in
vite parties to eaJT
and see us.
Sample Sot cp.
Forest Tree Seedling
Hod Cedsn, Fruit tret sod ilsats.
Largest Stock, Lowest Prices.
Mammoth dewherry luscious to the eoi. knst
lxrry for th nrslrirs. Black Loeuat, Kww
Mullwrry, Tulip trees. Ho Elder. Ask. lm.
Walnut, Cotloci wood. ate. Hetall at wfeola
salt prtoa. Have tW per cent and rita far
mr price list. Addraia Oso. C Hastomd.
Hl-m Makaada. JaokaoBOOHlli.
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eec3 nr:j k:o cah:.
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pBLANO fcaO-sV tSSaassss. U V
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this a seat Is isausas. sW4
Box Elder and Aeh.
Mursarr Urowa, aa.yraM.
Ah n. yvar did ?Wi saw lew
11.ii k lr " " . !.'na pm ka
twiwlaoilua fufani4. Nuatira ssiaraa
ShiBin twutost V. P., I. h M. had & K.
n. h. m.
fl. H. mi nsn,
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tu-at hauual Haah, tttUmr, Hah.
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