The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923, September 01, 1913, Page 16, Image 16

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The Commoner
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lirJnging the Bnggngo Homo
In, through the ferry's pulsing door,
In, through tho railway's clanging
Tho baggago is coming, day by day,
Many tho size and shape and
Trunks that toll of their long, long
Boxes bursting, in woeful plight,
Crammed with tho trophies of sum
mer sports,
Coining, coming, both day and
Undor tho lids tho garments Ho,
Limp, and ruined with rockless
Crumpled and stained and ripped and
Bundlod together -without a care.
Crowds are following, closo abreast,
Coming from mountain and lake
and shoro,
Back to the world and their -work
they come
Tho summer is ondod, vacation is
But there are pieces that show no
Tossed and jostled on yonder pile,
Packed but a few briof days ago
Outward bound, with jest and
Tender hands are searching them
Groping, through tears, they softly
Then, homeward borno, through the
hush of grief,
All that is left of the one we love!
O, stainless garments that know no
Neatly folded and soft and white,
There is no need for your dainty
0, hands that are folded and still
O, empty glove, and laces smooth,
O, stainless shoo, that will tread no
Life's measured dance to tho tune of
Your briof vacation, too, is o'er!
Ceaseless tho travelers come and go,
Claiming their own. In the noisy
Thoro are sweet, still faces you
novor see
A presence of which you never
While rumbling along tho noisy
Tho baggage wagons go and come,
Dropping their burdens hero and
Bringing tho Summer baggago
Ethel Lynn.
savors and spicy odors, and the
smoll of cookery meets the olfactory
nerves on every hand. Yet, when
ono reads of burnt-up gardens and
ruined field crops, and has at first
hand tho evidence of destruction in
her own garden, because of tho long
withheld rain and intense heat, it is
hard to know just wt t to say. The
early promise of tho year was for
fine crops of everything; but as the
months passed, tho promise seemed
too dim because of tho unusual con
ditions. Where everything has not
failed, tho outcome is below tho aver
age, except in a few things not depen
dent upon moisture. In some locali
ties, little is to be harvested, while
in others, tho average is maintained;
from no locality does there como re
ports of full crops. But we have the
assuranco that In no locality has
everything failed, and the latter
rains, if they como as they promise
to, are suro to bring on tho late
plantings so that there may yet be
enough for tho hopeful housewife.
There will bo fruits and vegetables,
but they will doubtless, in many
cases, bo poor in quality and high in.
price. Where the gardens havo been
held in readiness for the appearance
of rain, and the seeds hurried into
the ground at the first good wetting,
much will blossom and bear fruit
with which the fruit cans may be
filled, although few things In the
late vegetable line may mature be
fore the frost comes. Somehow or
oilier, we always got along, and the
Lord will provide. It is just as well
to meet disaster cheerfully. It is
well to "laugh through tears," at
times, and the world will love you
all the better if you do. Supplement
your faith by good work, and wo
will yet come out all right. But
work; while you are asking the Lord
to help you, be very busy helping
at a very early age in becoming
skilled in the use of the needle,
thread and thimble, as well as scis
sors. What tho pattern's do not
teach, the fashion magazines supply,
and the girl is far better off in the
sewing room for a reasonable num
ber of hours than in the streets and
places of amusement.
Children's dresses follow the
general style features of their elders,
yet with touches that make for a
youthful appearance that add be
comingness to their apearance. It
is not the materials which make the
dress costly, so much as the wages
of the seamstress or tailoress.
In many families, there is much
that may be passed down to the
younger members of the family, and
without a hint of being "made over"
if care is taken to thoroughly clean
and press the garment, and neatness
in making the changes necessary.
Where it is possible, this should be
attended to first, and then the quan
tity of new materials can be esti
mated with certainty. Where gar
ments are faded, or the color not
desirable, the packet dyes can be
used with perfect satisfaction.
Tho Outlook
This is the season when, ordi
narily, the air Is laden with sweet
Getting Ready for Sowing
Soptombor is the month devoted
by the usual woman to getting the
winter wardrobe in shape, and it is
also a time when one can pick up
bargains in remnants and light
woight goods suitable for such uses.
Many of the new fabrics are inexpen
sive, and yet very desirable, coming
in good widths which will make a
few yards do duty as a full pattern
for the young girl's or small woman's
dress. Once the materials are
selected, the styles now in vogue
make it very easy for tho young girl
to learn, to make her own garments,
and this is something every woman
should know how to do. The paper
patterns now to be had are very re
liable, and easily understood, and on
the label of each one are full direc
tions, with a list of quantities needed.
Many young girls take readily to
sewing, and they can be set to work
L M&JG&3m
A Singer SewJnj? Machine -will
quickly pay for itself through the
many "ways enables you to econo
mize. It saves dressmakers' bills,
valuable time, and the cost of re
pairs, which Ggure considerably in
the yearly maintenance of inferior
machines. Many people only realize
the superiority of
auigcr sowing iuaciuncs
after they have wasted money upon
nondescript machines which soon
become completely useless. Profit
P th-cH experience and get a Singer
the first time you will never need
another sewing machine
Tho Fall Sowing
For a time, the Bummer clothing
will supply the needs of the school
girl, but the home seamstress is now
planning for the new garments, so
soon to be needed. In making
dresses for the growing girl, be sure
to provide for the growth of the girl
and the shrinking of the material by
extra material in the garment. Many
seamstresses spoil the appearance of
tho child by making the garment
over-large and ill-fitting, to provide
for thiB. The belt of the dress may
bo set up on tho waist an inch or
two; usually the waist line is made
about three inches below the actual
line of tho body, and extra material
may be allowed and turned up, as the
waist is made loose enough for the
dress to hang quite straight. When
the garment shrinks, or the girl
grows, the skirt may be taken off
and set down, as the case requires.
The skirt can further be lengthened
if the need occurs, by allowing for a
large hem at the bottom, tho hem to
be made the proper width, with tho
extra material turned inside the hem.
When tucks are allowable, they are
most convenient for lengthening
Up to eight years, or thereabouts,
according to the size of the. child, the
dress should stop just above the
knees for small girls, but for those
large for their age, a little longer is
admissable. An average sized twelver
year-old should have her knees
covered, and a fourteen-year-old may
wear the skirt two inches longer; but
if small, the bottom of the skirt
should not reach the calf of the leg;
A large girl of tho same age may
havo tho skirt longer. A sixteen-year-old,
if very large, should wear
the skirt to the shoe-tops; the eighteen-year-old
wears usually what the
miss or twenty years old wears.
Ginghams, chambrays, linens,
Pique, rep, poplin and the indispen
sable and undeniably suitable serge,
with checked cottons, woolens and
plaids, are all appropriate materials
for school wear.
fort of th child, they should ba
made comfortably long for the cool
or cold days now coming. To pro.
yide against outgrowing and shrink
ing, the cuffs may be set up on th
sleeve instead of being joined at tho
bottom edge, and when needed, tho
cuff can be taken off and set lower
down. Tiny tucks may be taken at
the bend of the elbow at the inside
seam, where the sleeve is sure to
Wrinkle, and in most cases, this will
be sufficient.
If possible to slip in a pocket
somewhere for the tiny woman in
which to put her handkerchief, it will
add greatly to tho value of tho gar
ment; few pockets are shown, but it
is just as necessary to give tho girlie
a pocket as It is to patch tho boy's
suit all over with them. Tho home
seamstress can usually find a place
for a pocket that will not be objectionable.
Boys Clothing '
It Is usual to buy the boy's gar
ments ready made, but if the home
seamstress feels that she should
make them, herself, the paper pat
terns are excellent guides. Plenty of
pockets, comfort, and good wearing
material are the necessities. For top
coats for the cold days, the boys wear
is "just like father's", and has man
nish lines that make the little men
feel very large and important. Where
the "cutting down" of the outgrown
garments of the older ones is prac
ticed, the garments should be ripped
apart, either washed, press and every
thread picked out, or the goods
should be well cleaned of any spots
of whatever kind, sponged and
pressed before cutting out. If faded,
the packet dyes are most success
fully used in the home, and directions
Sleeves for io School Garments
One-seam full-length sleeves are
worn, or they may be shorter if de
sired; but for tho health anV com!
Likely to Follow Proper
As old age advances we require
less food to replace waste, and food
that will not overtax the digestive
organs, while supplying true nourish
ment. Such an ideal food is found in
Grape-Nuts, made of whole wheat
and barley by baking and action of
diastase in the barley which changes
the starch into a most digestible
The phosphates also, placed up
under the outer-coat of tho wheat,
are Included in Grape-Nuts, but are
lacking in white flour because the
outer coat of the wheat darkens the
flour and is left out, by the miller.
These natural phosphates are neces
sary to the well-balanced building of
muscle, brain and nerve cells.
"I have used Grape-Nuts," writes
an Iowa man, "for 8 years and feel
as good and am stronger than I was
ten years ago.
"Among my customers I meet a
man every day who is well along in
years and attributes his good heaittt
to Grape-Nuts and Postum which ae
has used for the last 5 years, wo
mixes Grape-Nuts with Postum ana
says they go fine together.
"For many years before I be0an
to eat Grape-Nuts, I could not say
that I enjoyed lifo or knew what it
was to be able to say I am well, x
suffered greatly with constipation,
but now my habits are as regular as
ever in my life. nt,t T
"Whenever I make extra effort j
depend on Grape-Nuts food and "
just fills tho bill. I can think ana
write a great deal easier.''
"There's a Reason." Name given
by Postum Co., Battle Creek, Mien.
Read "The Road to Wellville,
PkEvor read the above letter? A
now ono appears from tune tc J
They are genuine, true, and iuu
human, interest.
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