The Loup City northwestern. (Loup City, Neb.) 189?-1917, March 29, 1906, Image 6

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    Substitute for Chiffon Scarf.
The delicately colored chiffon scarfs
bo much worn are not only expensive,
and easily ruined, but come in so few
shades that a substitute is gladly
welcomed, particularly by those who
like to have their garments always
fresh. The long veils, made of chif
fon, as are the scarfs, but costing
much less, are worn by many girls,
and have the additional advantage
over the regular scarfs that they
come In a much greater variety of
colors Adjusted so that the border
Is neatly hidden the effect Is exactly
the same, as If miladi wore a scarf,
and she may have one for each gown,
and renew them with much greater
frequency without making a very
large hole In her pocketbook.
Useful Chiffon Taffeta.
For silk shirt waists and shirt-waist
suits, and for the extra little dress of
silk which “comes in" for a hundred
uses all summer long (and spring,
too), chiffon taffeta is making hosts
of friends, either in plain colors or
those odd two-toned kinds, with little
figures or blocks happening off and on
the narrow stripes which make it up.
Yet so perfectly are the two shades
toned, and so nearly alike are they,
that at a little distance the silk seems
plain, except for the shimmer which
plays over it—a shimmer which seeks
out and reveals the color.
Green camel’s hair with white hair.
Green velvet trimmings.
For the Younger Members.
For young girls many new suits are
rouOWo in the various shades of gray.
There is nothing prettier than gray
for either young or old, and the
jaunty short Etons or the trim pony
coats are employed with excellent ef
fect in making up girlish and stylish
suits for misses and young women.
The Peter Thompson suits are, how
ever. as satisfactory and as modish
as any dress a schoolgirl can wear,
and if the young girls realize how
much better and how much more
stylish they appear in these sailor
suits than they do in copies of their
mother’s or grandmother’s gowns
they would not be so desirous of
looking older than their years and
would cheerfully don these becoming,
suitable and girlish suits. Unfor
tunately, they like to be thought
grown up and nothing will do but
that they should be replicas of older
members of the family so far as
clothes go.
Some New Desserts.
A delicious English tart is made
by filling a deep baking dish with
sliced apples, well sugared, covering
with a thin, rich paste, and baking
brown; this is to be eaten fresh, not
quite cold, with cream and cheese
Canned apricots, drained of their
juice, may be used instead of apples,
says Harper’s Bazar.
A pretty dessert is made with a
quart of rich custard for a basis, and
for this the yolks of three eggs are
to be used. When still hot half a
box of gelatine, dissolved in cold wa
ter, is stirred in and the whole
strained. Last of allr the stiff whites
are to be folded in when the custard
is cold, and the whole is put into a
fancy mould on ice. When needed it
will be found to be in three layers,
the top one transparent Jelly, the next
custard, and the bottom one foamy
white. Candied violets may be put
around and on it, and whipped cream.
Checked Voile Morning Gown.
A very pleasing idea is a smart
morning gown in checked voile. The
color scheme is a practical one, suit
able for a street gown of unusual
smartness. Black and white is al
ways good and very generally becom
ing. The body of the gown is of
black and white checked voile. The
bolero is original in design. Accord
ing to the latest mode it is rather
large, almost meeting upon Eton
lines. A pretty fancy is the buttoned
fichu-like ends which fasten upon the
girdle with large velvet buttons. A
wide collar gives breadth to the fig
ure. This, as well as the tiny applied
collar of embroidery, is outlined by
white braid and Richelieu plaiting.
Braid and plaiting likewise mark the
skirt’s devant and the wide cuffs. The
skirt is a circular model. Two rows
of braid and plaiting set above the
hem form its trimming.
New Scarfs.
Long, wire scarfs to throw lightly
over the shoulders promise to be the
distinguishing feature of light-color
ed toilettes this spring. Among the
most seductive novelties which the
early spring has up to now produced
are cbarming floral scarfs in all man
ner of colors and varieties. Mounted
on a foundation of mousseline de sole
on fine crepe de chine, these sicarfs
are fashioned out of flowers in silk
gauze, the petals sewn lightly to
gether, so as to form a solid floral
Large-petaled flowers, such as full
blown roses of all kinds, anemones,
clematis and lilies, are most in fa
vor, but clusters of hydrangeas,
daisies and even forget-me-nots are
effectively introduced against a back
ground of chiffon.
A brush dipped in salt water will
clean bamboo furniture.
A solution of salt and alcohol is ex
vellent for rubbing on weak ankles.
Books will keep better if exposed
to the air than when shut in a book
To remove a porous plaster quickly
and painlessly try an application of
Cold tea cleanses oilcloth or lino
leum. After the application polish
with a little turpentine or linseed oil.
About Skirt Linings.
Few of the skirts this year are
lined, or, if a lining is used, it is in
the form of a drop skirt or petticoat,
and is often made separate from the
outer skirt, having its own waistband
and placket closing.
In neutral colors or black, one lin
ing skirt may be worn with different
outside skirts, though, unless the ma
terial of the gown is transparent, the
lining skirt is replaced by one of the
colored petticoats of silk or its imi
tations, now so generally worn.
The flat-lined skirt, as it is called
when skirt and lining are made in
one, is scarcely ever seen; its return
has been rumored, but It seems hardly
likely to And much l’avor, as a skirt of
this sort is always heavy. It is true
that so much cloth and so much lin
ing have probably the same actual
weight weather made together or sep
arately, but the unlined skirt worn
over the foundation petticoat is appa
rently much lighter and certainly
more graceful.
Toast in Variety.
Toast may also be used as a des
sert at lunch, and there are a dozen
ways In which Its plainness may be
improved upon. For the children trim
all crust from the thin slices and
place in the oven until a golden brown
all through. Smother it in apple
sauce or pour over the heated juice
from canned fruits and serve cold
with milk or cream. Dip the cut slices
in a raw custard—one egg to a half
pint of milk—and fry quickly with but
ter. Serve hot with butter and spiced
sugar—this is variously known as
German, French and nun’s toast. Cut
the slices in circles, saute quickly in
butter; drop on each piece a large
spoonful of mashd prunes, and serve
with cream, whipped or plain. Stewed
figs or any marmalade which is not
too rich may also be used.—What to
Chenille fringe is noted on many
white cloth gowns.
Smooth satin crowns as a feature
are marked on many of the spring
Braces of material to match the
skirt are worn with the corslet skirt
over the lingerie blouse.
For the theater there are little bo
leros of silk musline covered with Va
lenciennes ruffles and insertions.
For morning wear smart little
toques of fine straw or crin are
trimmed with a single stiff wing in
front or to one side and a bunch of
ribon loops at the back.
A soft gray walking hat is turned
up on the left with a huge gray bird,
whose bigness is almost grotesque.
Most of the hats seem to be quite
overcome by their trimmings.
Practical Faahion la Back.
A most practical fashion last sea
son that is again in favor this year is
the waist and jacket made to look
alike, so that when desired a thin
lingerie waist can be worn under
naeth the outside garment, and if
more warmth be required, then the
waist to match the skirt may be chos
en. The close fitting waist makes
this easily possible. Narrow plaiting
and ruchings of fine lace are favorite
trimmings on the sleeves of all the
new costumes. The elbow length
sleeves still continue in style, but,
judging from the legion of attractive
cuffs or undersleeves that are to be
found for sale everywhere, bare arms
will not be so proudly displayed as
they have been for the last twelve
Girls’ Russian Dress.
If it is not school it is kindergar
ten, and anyway you fix it, the small
girl needs frocks, and pretty ones, too.
The coarser weaves of linen and crash
are very popular with the younger
generation, but for cold weather serge
and challis come in for their share of
good hard wear. Here is a little dress
designed for a lad or lass and quite
free from difficulties for the home
dressmaker. It is in one piece, hav
| ing the broad sailor collar so youth
fully becoming. A generous box plait
forms a panel in front, making the
small wearer appear tall, and its coun
terpart relieves the plainness of the
back. Deep plaits stitched near the
edges turn from the broad front plait
and provide fullness for the skirt. A
belt of the material or leather girdles
the dress in long-walsted effect.
When Baking Pies.
Bake all very juicy pies in the hot
test of ovens, placing them on the
oven's bottom first to insure the
browning of the under crust. Let
i these juicy pies cool, and reheat them
before serving. This second heating
i seems to give the nesessary crispness
to the crust—a crispness that is hard
er to accomplish than in drier pies.
Tailored Wash Dresses.
The tailored wash dresses are
worth a whole library of explanation.
They are admirable in every way and
they will be worn in a manner which
will show that they are appreciated.
They come in white linen, in blue
linen, in tan and in the natural
shades, as well as in pink and other
To Clean Carpets.
To clean carpets, go over them once
a week with a broom dipped in hot
water to .which a little turpentine has
been added. Wring a cloth in the hot
water and wipe under pieces of furni
ture too heavy to be moved.
The gown at the left is of black and
white checked taffeta. The skirt is
covered with a tunic, which is plait
ed over the hips, and bordered with
tucks and a wide band of ecru gut
puns, the latter edged with black
taffeta. The blouse has a sort of
plastron of the material, trimmed
with the guipure, edged with taffeta.
The rosettes are also of black taffeta,
bordered with little frills of the same,
of which the straps are also made.
The chemisette Is of white silk,
embroidered in green and black, and
the jabot Is of lace. The sleeves each
form two puffs, and are finished at
the elbows with ruffles of the material
and lace. The girdle is of the black
The other gown Is of old blue taf
feta. The front breadth of the skirt
Is cut In one piece with the corslet
which is slightly draped. The rest of
the skirt is plaited over the hips and
encircled at the bottom with tucks.
The bolero Is of English embroidery
in black, over a foundation of blue,
and is trimmed all around with a
shaped band of the lace. The turn
over collar and cuffs are of velvet,
and the guimpe. Jabot and sleeve ruf
fles are of lace.
Story Illustrative of Vanity of Some
“Literary Men.”
Tom Lawson told a good story the
other day about W. H. H. “Adiron
dack” Murray. When Mr. Lawson was
in the publishing business he got an
order from the Northern Pacific to
get out a booklet descriptive of the
road. He received all the necessary
details, and it only remained to get
some good man to whip it into reada
ble shape, for which the railroad was
willing to pay well. While Mr. Law
son was wondering just whom he
could get to do the job. he bethought
himself of “Adirondack” Murray, who
was then in decidedly straitened cir
cumstances. “Just the man,” thought
Mr. Lawson, and he sent for Mr. Mur
ray forthwith.
Mr. Murray arrived. He appeared
as though he needed money, and Mr.
Lawson's heart warmed at the good
he was about to do.
Mr. Murray listened while Mr. Law
son in glowing language told him what
he wanted. When Mr. Lawson fin
ished, he hauled out a check book and
said: “And I’m going to pay you $500
for writing the pamphlet and give you
the money in advance, Mr. Murray.”
Adirondack leaned back in his chair
and gazed at the sneaker
“Are you really In earnest?” he
“Why, certainly,” responded Mr.
The ex-preacher grabbed his hat in
disgust. “The idea.” he snorted dis
dainfully. “I couldn’t think of lower
ing my literary reputation for that.”
And he strode out of the office in
high dudgeon.
The next heard of Adirondack was
as cook in a lumber camp.—Boston
Odorless Shoe Blacking Crying Need
of the Day.
"A fortune awaits the man who in
vents odorless shoe blacking,” de
clared the man about town. “Well
polished shoes always make their
presence known and they leave a trail
of blacking perfume behind them in
parlor, hall and dining room. One
pair of newly blacked shoes is suffi
cient to scent up an entire room, and
in a crowd it is the odor of shoe
blacking Which arises above that of
all others. At the theater the sachet
perfumed garments of the women are
smothered by the shoe blacking scent,
and violet, lily of the valley, carna
tion, white rose, all go down before
the shoe polish.
“Be a man ever so shy, modest and
unobtrusive, his presence will be felt
in a roomful of company if he happens
to be the only man in the room who
has had his shoes freshly shined. He
gets conscious of his feet and knows
that every one is certain he just came
from the bootblack. He knows that
those shoes will keep on smelling foi
twenty-four hours and wishes fervent
ly that he were wearing boots of rusty
black—anything but those with that
shining, odoriferous polish!
"If some one does arise to invent
odorless blacking, he may go a step
further and manufacture perfumed
blacking and the bootblack will ask.
‘Violet, white rose, carnation 01
musk?’ before he begins work on a
customer’s shoes.”
io a country Maid.
Give me a maiden with her hair a
Clean heart and cherry lip;
Give me a maiden 'mongst green orchard!
For sweet companionship.
Scented, ah, yes! but with the breath oi
Wafted across the fells,
Pa3t where the bee at noontide drink!
and dozes.
Amongst the cowslip bells.
Dainty her home, for not in all youi
P.eneath the city mist
Can you find aught to match the sllvei
Or mountain amethyst.
Or the gazelle, which grows in Nature'!
Responsive to each sound.
What is more graceful than the squlrre
Within the fort! t bound?
Better green gl~r,s and sounds of run
ning waters
Than all your town taught rules;
Better round limbs and health and bound
ing daughters
Than all tile airs of schools.
Give me a maiden with her hair a-blow
With the strong wind of the downs;
Rather a love that's like her, great anc
Than the hothouse plants of towns.
—MacKenzle MacBride, In the Queen.
Uncle Samuel’s Exports.
Uncle Sam's leading markets, next
to the United Kingdom, Germany and
/France, are Belgium and the Nether
lands, almost the smallest of European
countries. The United Kingdom Is the
largest European purchaser of Amer
lean commodities, Germany next, then
France, then the Netherlands, then
Belgium. The total exports from
America to the Netherlands amounted
In 1905 to $73,000,000, and America’s
Imports from the Netherlands to prac
tically $22,000,000. American exports
to Belgium 2n 1905 amounted to $38,
500,000, and our total Imports there
from practically $26,000,000 resulting
in a total of $160,000,000 -vf trade with
these two small countries whose com
bined area is less than that of the
state of Ohio and Whose combined
population is but $12,000,000.
Must Be in the Atmosphere.
What particularly impressed Mrs
Craigie on her latest visit to this
country, according to an interview
with her reported from the other side,
was the fact that American women
take little or no Interest in politics
here, whereas when they marry Eng
llsh husbands and go abroad to live
they frequently come to the front in
Editor’s Jail Substitute.
Herr Heinisch, nominal editor of
the Leipsic Volksblatt, who has Just
been sent to prison for twenty-one
months because of the V’olksblatt's
attack on the Prussian electoral laws,
did not write the articles. He is only
registered as editor in order that he
may go to jail on occasions like the
Gold Cargo From India.
The Peninsular & Oriental steam
ship Himalaya landed at Plymouth,
England, recently, 300 boxes of gold
of the value of 99,618.285, mostly from
India. It is said to be the largest
amount of gold ever carried bv a shin
instruments of Torture.
“Well,” said the bridegroom-to-be,
"I suppose you'll be sorry, Willie,
when the time comes for your sister’s
“Not much!” replied the small bro
ther. “It will gimme an excuse to
chuck pa’s slippers away.”
Where He’ll Come In.
‘Why aren’t you eatin’, Bobby?”
"I won’t be hungry for half an hour
'We’ll be through dinner by that
“No, you won’t—you’ll Just about be
gettin’ to the pie.” »
A Threat.
"Sir," said the visitor, as he pre
sented his manuscript, “I am only a
young author, but—”
“Sir,” interrupted the hard-hearted
editor, “you'll be a ‘struggling young
author’ If you don’t'get out of your
own volition Immediately.”
What He Had Learned.
Jones—I suppose you know more
about that horse you got of Deacon
Smith last week than when you made
the trade?
Brown—Yes, and I know a lot more
about Deacon Smith now than I did
r- ■ .. «
The animals for miles around
Were all assembled there.
Old Rhino took Miss Tiger
And the fox the dancing bear.
The ball progressed quite lively, but
The feuests ran for the trees
When big fat Mr. Hippo
Caused an earthquake with a sneeze.
Side Lights on History.
The great Chinese wall had been
"Of course, it won’t last forever,”
said the builder, “but by the time it
becomes n. g. we shall depend on the
boxers and the boycott to Keep the
foreign devils out.
Feeling that in any emergency he
could rely upon Mr. Wu to make
things unpleasant for the rascally
Americans, he sat down and ordered
a plate of chop suey.
A Literary Regret.
“You do not take much interest in
literature,” said the intellectual young
“Yes, I do,” answered Mr. Cumrox.
“As a business man I have the highest
respect for it. What I object to is see
ing so many people who are compe
tent to write first-class advertise
ments wasting their time on books
and magazine articles.”
In Due Form.
Proprietor (to new bookkeeper)—
Young man, I heard you swearing at
the way your predecessor kept the
books, and I may as well tell you that
I don’t like profanity and wish to
hear no more of iL
New Bookkeeper—I beg your par
don, Mr. Trott. I was merely—er—
taking the oath of office.
Mrs. Ascum—“Mrs. Phamley has so
many children I don’t see how she
manages to get them all looking so
neat and clean every afternoon.”
Mrs. Hewitt—“Well, she’s a shrewd
manager. Just before It’s time to
dress them fbr dinner she lets them
blow soup bubbles. In that way they
wash themselves.”
Of Course.
Peckham—You’ve seen D’Auber’s
portrait of my wife, eh? Very life
like, isn’t it?
Crittick—Oh, yes, but it isn’t exact
ly what you'd call a speaking likeness,
do you think?
Peckham—Of course, it is, else how
could it be lifelike?
At the Conclusion.
Homagan—He told me about this
time last year that he had arrived at
the conclusion that a trip to Europe
would do him good.
Holmes—Yes, and he’s there yet.
Homagan—In Europe?
Holmes—No; where he had arrived
when you saw him'.
George Trumped the Trick.
She—“George, if I agreed to marry
you you’d be kind to my dog, wouldn’t
He—"But you know how insanely
Jealous I am!”
She—“Dear George. I’ll send the
dog to mamma’s.”
“I observe that you have persuaded
your constituents to think as you do.”
“That’s how it looks,” announced
Senator Sorghum, “but, as a matter
of fact, I "have persuaded myself to
think as most of my constituents do.”
Unconscious of Error.
Tippler—Some of you fellows don’t
know when you’ve got enough.
Boozleigh — Hie—that’s because
when we’ve got enough we don’t know
anything.—Boston Transcript.
Biggs—After holding a political of
fice for ten years Peachly has Just re
tired a poor man.
Diggs—Huh! Why didn’t he re
sign at the start when he discovered
that he was being watched?
Enough Said.
“Was your western tour a financial
■access?” asked the inquisitive friend.
“Well,” answered the theatrical
manager, "we were able to bring all
our baggage back with us.”
The Practical Maid.
"George always puts things in a bus
iness way. Yesterday he accused me
of tempting him to spend so much of
his affection on me that now he is a
bankrupt in love.”
"What did you reply?”
“Oh, I turned him over to pa for ex
amination in supplementary proceed
Leading Up to It.
“I thought you said you would never
call a child of yours after any great
"Well, I—”
"But you have given him the same
name of your bear.”
After that it was easy, of course, to
make the touch.
Araminta (exhibiting the family
cherub) Is there anything sweeter
than a baby?
Young Spoonall—Why, I sometimes
think a baby’s eighteen-year-old sister
is Just a little—er-.—Chicago
* A Step Forward.
"I see where the Hasty Pudding
club proposed an amateur farce.”
"That’s a big improvement. Most
amateur hasty puddings produce
Parson—Good morning, Mrs. Stubbins. Is your husband home?”
Mrs. Stubbins—’E’s ’ome, sir; but ’e’s a-bed.
Parson—How is it that he didn’t come to church on Sunday? You know
we must have our hearts in the right place.
Mrs. Stubbins—Lor’ sir, ’is ’eart’s all right. It’s ’is trowsers.
Where Was the Harm.
“Here, sir!” shouted Popley at his
7-year-old, "take that cigar stump out
ol your mouth. How dare you?”
"Why, when you throwed it away I
thought you was done with it,” replied
the youngster, with a surprised air.
Financially Speaking.
Miss Wise—The word “sterling” as
applied to English money seems to be
lost in obscurity.
Mr. Short—Yes, and so is the word
“money,” as far as I am concerned.
“Have you notified the policeman
that your house was robbed?”
“Certainly not,” answered Mr. Meek
ton. “You certainly don't know our
policeman.. I don't wish to be scolded
again by him for being careless.”
No Great Difference After All.
"It i-n’t considered polite to ask a
Chinese how many wives he has.”
“Well, it isn’t polite to ask an
American how many wives he'a bad,
either.”—Detroit Free Press.
Wanted Universal Peace.
“Perkins has separated from his
wife and gone to live in bachelor
"What did he do that for?”
“He said he couldn’t live without
some of the comforts of home.”—Life
vio-i-asmoned Simplicity.
“Our dads were a lot of mossbacks
weren't they?” ’
oW=eed ihfy Were' those old
“r t aCtUalIy think that the
Black Crook was Indecent”
To Be Determined.
“Which is your favorite opera’” in
‘Whirher,niUSlCal y°Ung *°*a'n.
Which do you mean?” inquired Mr
Cumrox. cautiously; -w favorfto
era for purposes of amusement or tor
purposes of conversation?” f
Not Flattering to Mamma.
-f~^Very t,me “<«nma looks at
the dog he barks. °°Ks at
He—Well, you see. he used t« x
pet In a distillery, and I *ue« *
ginning to see things ag^l * 8 be
Why the Burglar Had a Fit.
“John,” whispered his wife, shak
ing him, “I hear somebody in the
John groped his way, half awake,
to the wall, and bawled down the reg
“You infernal scoundrel,” he said,
“after you have satisfied yourself that
there's nothing worth stealing down
there will you please push in the up
per damper rod of the furnace? I for
got to do It”
Then he crawled back into bed
Mourning Cigarettes.
Percy de Fishter created a sensa
tion at the Ultra club the other night
when he drew forth a cigarette with
a tiny black band printed on the
paper close to the mouthpiece.
“My uncle died yesterday,” he ex
plained. “I had those cigarettes spe
cially made with a mourning band.”
He was the object of envy all the
evening.—New York Press.
Within the Reach of All.
Mrs. Buggins—The Mugginses are
talking about going to Europe. I wish
we could.
Mr. Buggins—Well, we can.
Mrs. Buggins—How you talk; you
know we can’t afford to go abroad.
Mr. Buggins—But you said the Mug
ginses were talking about it; there’s
nothing cheaper than talk.
The Other Side.
Backed by public opinion, they went
flat-hunting with proud confidence.
The Park mansions pleased them.
"But do you,” they said to the land
lord, “object to children?”
“Dear, no,” the man replied. “There
are already sixty-seven in the house.”
And yet, strangely enough, they
looked elsewhere.
Marks of Esteem.
“I thought Richley Skinner was
quite a popular citizen of your town.”
"Who told you that?”
“Well, I was told he had won many
marks of esteem from his fellow
“Yes, dollar-marks.”
A Surface View.
“A funny thing happened at the de
partment office the other day. A man
who wished to put an application for
a position on file sent his photograph
along with his application."
“Possibly he wished to be taken at
his face value.”
Also a Reformer.
“Dey’re sendin’ a lot o' grafters to
jail,” remarked Meandering Mike.
“I'm glad of it,” answered Plodding
Pete. “If dis high-class patronage
keeps cornin’ in maybe de wardens
will wake up an’ improve de accom
The Fair Sex.
Knicker—Women are inconsistent.
Bocker—Yes; the same one who
excuses her son with “boys will be
boys” won't let her husband be one
of the boys.
A Degree of Existence.
Hewitt—You live at a boarding
house, I believe?
Jewett—You flatter me when you
say “live.”