The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923, August 09, 1907, Page 11, Image 11

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The Commoner.
AUGUST 9, 107
edges of the cloth; missed stitches
will permit gapes; button holes will
fray; buttons, tapes, hooks, eyes
will drop off, and long before wo can
afford another garment,this one will
have become an eye-sore In the ward
robe. In the "bargain counter" un
derwear, it is the same shamml
ness in details.
If we must buy the ready-to-wear
garments (and many of us are forced
to do so), let it be something that
Is worth the additional cost of hav
ing it carefully fitted and finished be
fore we accept it. Reputable stores
make it a practice of doing this for
their customers who buy garments
at reasonable prices, and who are
willing to pay a few additional dol
lars for alterations by skilled work
ers, and in this way one is apt to get
a very good value for their money.
Such garments are usually found at
the "close-of-the-season" sales, and
if one is a judge of material and
workmanship, and not particular to
be in the extreme fashion, the pur
chase is often quite satisfactory.
ice in the art of dressmaking can
soon learn to make her own clothing.
A Onc-Picce Gown
Under the name of the Garibaldi
gown, there is a very convenient style
of dress, made in one piece by put
ting the skirt and blouse together
on the one narrow walstrband, or
belt, fastened downjfce back, with
collar and cuff attached. Made of
two-toned gray voiles, or the black
and white checks, there is no end
of wear to them. The garment may
be made by any skirt and blouse pat
tern which fastens at the back, put
ting them together on the one belt,
and if made of wash material, they
may be always fresh and ready for
One has but to pick up a fashion
plate of a few years ago to see many
of the new fashions, and this is es
pecially true of children's clothes. A
great deal of wash material is now
worn, and the cotton goods now
found on the counters are extremely
pretty and quite cheap. If one is
handy with the needle, a very satis
factory wardrobe can be made up for
a very little money. Paper patterns
are now so reliable that even a mv-
Until too Stiff to Bend Over
For the Laundry
For washing brown linen shirt
waists, or dresses, make a flour
starch as for starching goods; put
on the stove in a vessel largo onough
to hold It, a large handful of tim
othy hay, cut so it will Ho in the
vessel, with water enough to cover
it, and boil until the water is a dark
green color. If not enough timothy
is used at first to give the right color
add more. Strain the water off and
turn it into the starch, and immerse
the goods in this, letting It He and
soak for ten or fifteen minutes, then
wash as usual, in the mixture, using
no soap. The starch will take all
the dirt out, just as soap would, and
when it Is clean, rinse in clear water
and hang in the shade to dry. There
should be enough of tho colored
starch water to allow to wash well
in it.
Colored muslins, prints and black
cottons should be washed in thin
starch water instead of soap, and
their color will be preserved. A half
gallon of starch prepared as -for tho
laundry will bo enough, thinned for
washing one dress. Wash only one
garment at a time, and rinse lightly
and hang out. Or, two quarts of
bran may bo boiled in soft water,
I stirring to keep it from burning, for
half an hour, let cool and strain,
thinning the water sufficiently, if wa
ter enough was not used in the first
place, to wash the garment in; rinse
in only one water. The water, both
for washing and rinsing should bo
cold. A thick corn meal mush, well
salted, answers the purpose of soap,
cleansing, but keeping the colors. No
starching is necessary.
For light colors, take a tablespoon
ful of alum, and dissolve in hot wa
ter; pour this into enough tepid wa
ter to thoroughly wet tho dress; dip
the garment into it, taking care to
wet every part of it, let lie a few
minutes and then wring out. Have
a warm (not hot) suds prepared with
white vegetable oil soap, and wash
out tho dress quickly, rinse in cold
water, starch In cool starch (not very
thick), wring out and hang wrong
side out in the shade, and iron be
fore it becomes quite dry.
"When f drank coffee I often had
-sick headaches, nervousness and bil
iousness much of the time but when
I went to visit a friend I got in the
habit of drinking Postum.
"I gave up coffee entirely and the
result has been that I have been en
tirely relieved of all my stomach and
nervous trouble.
"My mother was just the same
way. We all drink Postum now and,
without coffee in the house for two
years, we are all well.
"A neighbor of4 mine, a great cof
fee drinker, was troubled with "pains
in her side for years and was an in
valid. She was not able to do her
work and could not even mend
clothes or do anything at all where
she would have to bend forward. If
she tried to. do a little hard-work she
would get such pains that she would
have to lie down for the rest of the
"At last I persuaded her to stop
drinking coffee and try 'Postum Food
Coffee arid she did so and has used
Postum ever since; the result has
been that she can now do her work,
can sit for a whole day and mend
and' can sew on the machine and she
never feels the least bit of pain in
her side; in fact she has got well and
it shows coffee was the cause of the
whole trouble.
"I could also tell you about several
other neighbors who have been cured
by quitting coffee rand using Postum
in its place." '; .'''Thereto. a'-fReason'i"
Look in Tkg. for -tber-famousr little
book, "The Road to Wellville."
weeks. Tho tea should bo well
rubbed into tho scnlp, and tho hair
must bo left hanging until perfectly
dry. Do not uso any other applica
tion, and glvo It a thorough trial of
several months beforo you condemn
It. The tea docs not dyo tho hair,
but tonds to darkon and Invigorate.
Borax, soda, peroxide tako away
the lifo of tho hair, eventually ruin
ing It. Salts of tartar Is the least
harmful, but one should be careful
in the use of it, for the over use of
it will bring results as disastrous
as those of any other alkaline washes.
Query Box
Ella S. For pickle recipes, soo
next week's Issue.
Mrs. M. For tho chlggor bites,
bathe freely with strong salt water
or strong soap suds.
II. II. Only hardwood' boards,
such as oak, should bo used to
weight down pickles, as pine, or soft
woods impart a flavor.
Salllo A tablespoon f til of pow
dored borax to a gallon of otarch will
Improve tho appearance of the gar-"
mont, nnd provont tho irons from
E. M. Beforo putting away Jars,
after satisfying yourself that they do
not "leak," dip tho neck of tho Jar
In molted parafllno, and this will give
additional security.
John D. For papering tho wall
that gets damp, co t It first with tho
following mixture: One-fourth pound
shellac dissolved In ono quart of al
cohol, mixing woll; brush the wall
thoroughly with this mixturo and al
low to dry; then put on tho paper In
tho usual way.
Anxious Mother Wash tho child's
hair woll with soap sudB, rinse and
let dry. Then rub into tho hair and
scalp a tcacupful of strong vinegar
and let this dry. Tfio vinegar will
dissolve tho sholl of tho nits, and
you can then wash them off tho hair.
After a few days repeat.
Paris Fashions for Readers of
. The Commoner
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For the Toilet
For spots where the hair seems
thinning, a tonic made of ono ounce
of tincture of cantharides, two pints
rectified spirits, eight ounces of glyc
erine and one ounce of sublimed sul
phur is recommended. Wet the
scalp with this, using a soft brush,
three times daily, rubbing very gent
ly for five minutes and letting the
wash dry in; every night wash the
spot with clear warm water, mas
saging with the finger tips. As soon
as the new growtn is seen, run very
gently once a day with the mixture
of half an ounce of oil of mace in a
pint of deodorized alcohol. -Ex.
Where the hair is too oily and the
scalp seems dry, pure vaseline, ap
plied to the scalp only, Is one of the
best tonics known, as it promotes
the growth of the hair without mak
ing it more oily. Letting the well
brushed hair hang, with the sun and
air upon it as often as possible will
invigorate the hair.
The one safe application for the
woman who would retain her pretty,
glossy hair, even when graying, is
tho tpa made from -fresh ear.den sace.
This tea is a preservative, a dark
en er and a oleanser. If the: fresh
sage can not be had, get the dried
sage of the grocer or druggist. Steep
a teaspoonful leaves In a cupful
of boiling water, and let get quite
cold before straining; then wet the
whole head, after shampooing the
hair, rinsing and drying it. If the
tea Is -used -'every day-r-as it -should
be-Mhe shampoo is.not 'necessary
more than once in a month, or six
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No. 1851 Ladies Tucked Dresslng
Sack With Dutch Neck and Three
Quarter Length SleovcH. TIiIh little
dresBlncr-Hack Is easy to tnakn and ex
ceedingly pretty In effect. ItB Dutch
neck and thrco-quartcr length sleeves
aro featuroH which add altractlvcncBU
to tho whole. It Is chic developed In
crepe cloth or white linen. Seven sizes
32 to 44 IncheH, buut measure.
No. 1850 Child's Ono-PIcco DrcBB
Closed at Centre of Back. T1i!b little
frock in mohair would bo splendid for
traveling or rough usage, but lt best
development would bo in linen, galatca
or chambray. Four sizes 1 to 7 years.
-No, 1755 Misses' Klgrht-Gorod Flaro
Skirt, with a Double Box-Plait at Front
and Back. Tho skirt hero portrayed
will bo a favorlto model for pique,
linen and other tub goods during tlm
coming season. Thrco sizes 13 to 17
No. 1408 MIbbcb' Tucked Shirt
Waist. With High or Square Neck and
Long or Throe-Quarter Length Sleeves.
A smart stylo of shirt-waist that may
bo developed in batiste, lawn, thin
silk or handkerchief linen for a
lingerie waist is here Illustrated. It
closes In front with double-breasted
effect through a wide box-plait, and
shows a pretty arrangement of tucks
at each side of the box-plait. Thrco
sizes 13 to 17 years.
No. 1901 Ladies' Tucked Shirt
waist. This model may be appropri
ately developed in any of the tub ma
terials, especially in madras, percale or
Btripcd shirting. Six sizes 32 to 42
inches, bust measure.
No. 2002 Child's Low-Ncckcd Romp
ers. Just the thing for the seashore,
or for out-of-doors anywhere, Is this
little suit of low-necked rompers made
of Khaki and trimmed--with serpentine
red braid. Four sizes 2 to 8 years.
No. 1375 Child's Low-Necked Dress,
with Tucked Body and Plaited Skirt,
with or without Body Lining. This
little dress is ono of the prettiest of
the summer modes for piques arid lin
ens, and will be worn with or without
a gulmpe. Four sizes 6 to 12 years.
No. 1787 Misses' One-Picco Kilt
Plaited Skirt. The skirt here shown
Is an exceptionally pretty- model, in
voile, silk, cloth and linen. 'Three sizes
13 to 17 years.
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