The Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune from Chillicothe, Missouri on October 6, 1906 · Page 3
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The Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune from Chillicothe, Missouri · Page 3

Chillicothe, Missouri
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Saturday, October 6, 1906
Page 3
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•iMnii...mmnnniiiiiniHnininmMmimmmniMmiffll'MllinilllllHIIIIIHI|^ T3oon »H THE_ ELECTRIC HOME LECTEICAI DEVICES MAKE HOUSEKEEPING EASY This is truly the- age of the house- ifc. Inventors and manufacturers turning their attention to her SMALL COATS FOR THE jeds, and the new inventions that icy are putting on the market for Aliening her household duties are cion. The latest household wonders have ;en wrought, by m^ans of electricity, liich promises to turn the old drudg- •y into a joyful dreani of easily ac- mplished tasks. •• . The kitchen without a stove is en- rely practical, every particle of od being cooked by electricity. All e devices for cooking rest on the dinary kitchen table. A simple rn of the wrist, -and all is ready. le cook does not even have to go to e trouble of lighting a match. The cooking outfit includes an en, cereal cooker, frying pan, vege- ble broiler, gridiorn and meat broil. She even has a regulating switch r securing high, low, and medium «des of heat, by a turn of the han- ;. In size it is about the same in!e dimensions as the old style hitch- stove. or later designs of gas ens. A novel feature of this oven two glass windows in the door, rough which meat or bread may be ?n cooking" without, opening the ,an. This arrangement is secured i placing an. incandescent lamp in e back of the oven. The electric idlron is nine inches by twelve ches in size. It requires but a cou- e of minutes ' to get . it hot, after dich the most delightful brown kes may be cooked In a most con- nlent manner. The meat broiler is ually pleasing to handle, being reg- ated by the switch for two or three ;ats, as may be desired. The cereal •oker Is a four-combination device. ae first operation in the morning is use It for heating water for coffee; nnbination two is to use it as a ce- •alcoolter; combination three is to e it for boiling eggs, and combina- >h four permits of steaming pota- es, using the perforated potato fjamer. This device may be used .nsecutively for all four combina- ans. The modern dwelling -should have ;Ctrlc lights in every room, in ev- r closet, in every dark corner. In?ad of the conventional bell burg- r alarm, the owner has an electric dtch next to his bed by pushing itch he can instantly turn on every •ht in the house. In the sewing room a machine run an electric 'motor saves endless ouble. On a table beside the ma- iine is an electric flatlron ready for >-e at any time. In this room there also a telephone and an electric diator for auxiliary heating. The nlng room has an electric chafing sh;':*- corn popper, a coffee perco- tor and a luminous radiator. In the bedrooms there are electric heating pads instead of old-fashioned hot water bottles, which are always liable to burst and produce disaster. Here, too, are electric curling irons and flatirons. The bathroom is an astonishing place. An electric immersion coil heats the water when the house furnace is shut down in summer. There is a little boiler to supply hot water quickly for shaving. Here, too, is an electric radiator to take the edge oft the chilliness o£ the air. Jn this room there is also a massage motor, which can be attached to any incandescent lamp socket and be operated by any one. The laundry in this marvelous home is also fully equipped with electricity. There is no soot and no ashes, no unbearable heat in summer. The refrigerator attachment is an automatic affair, which will keep down the temperature in the ice box to -any degree, for the motor starts to work as soon as the thermometer in the refrigerator gets above a certain point. The furnace regulator is also devised to keep the temperature at a fixed point by opening and closing dampers as the rooms get too cold or too hot. A thermometer and again the electric current are the implements by which this feat of domestic wizardry is performed. HOUSEHOLD HINTS. To prevent a door from creaking, apply •tittle the.Mnges. V -Whisk 6r amall dustlnc brush is the *t for sweeping stair carpets. EVhltinsr or ammonia in the water is <*£eraljlc to. Boap for cleaning windows or Wt. Moisture is the Kiratest enemy of the 'no and it cannot l>e too carefully tuardcd - should never be washed while 4- sun shines on them, as^it is impossible .polilh thorn without leaving; streaks. rabl« linen should be hemmed by hand. rl only does it look better and more daiu- Ijut there Is never a streaR of. dirt under •e i>d«* after belne laundered/as with Achine scwinr. If *oot ftllai'upon the carpet or ruy. do t attempt to sweep'until it has been cov- <A thickly with dry salt. It can then be ept up properly and not a stain of smear 11 be left. . :•• Q Tolks of erffs left over, wnen the whites ly are needed will Tveep for several day» they are covered with cold water. Jn t weather it is well to change the water ch day. and eigrht inches in diameter, as the size of the family requires. An iced tea set, one of the novelties in chinadom. seems to 1111 a Ions-felt want. This has glasses-'with a handle, and a drip tray to match. The glasses may be had with or without a handle and with or without a patent scalloped flange near the ion that prevents the ice coming- near the teetli and chilling them. An all-slass perforated top on salt ann pepper bottles is designed to do away wr:h the corrosion of a metal top shaker. This has two glass' prongs that extend down into the bowl and which revolve by turning ihe perforated glass top. making what is Enid to be a perfect grinder for loosening salt. Tiic same idea in a larger size, and with a handle at the side, is for sifting sugar on fruits. TUSSAH COAT CLUNY TRIMMED. NOVELTIES FOR FALL. A pair of pale grray sucdo slippers with a trimming: all around and covering: the toe of cut str-el. Hair waver for making the Marcel wave. It is mad»; of rubber, unbreakable, and does not Injure the hair. IMPORTED ODDITIES. Austrian *namelware now comes In white ,th a red cdg-c, so the esthetic housewife in carry out a red and white schema In -'r kitchen it she thinks the universal blue a wliltc IK too ordinary. This is more leastvc. but is very durable and altrac- A recrnt offering; in Colonial tla»w*r« a b*rry, set- which is unusual in that it us small :l>owl« four and a half Inches in jimeter Cor serving 1 the individual portions fltead of the customary small, deep sau- rs. The berry Txjwl itself is or similar &igR and comes in three sizes, six, seven Long: white silk ploves, the hand to the wrist of plain silk; the rest of the arm was open work silk in various designs. ^_ 0^ A shoulder capo of batiste (white), had long- wide ends embroidered in white and edged with two three-Inch ruffles o£ white German Valenciennes lace. A necklace of dull silver, had two large blue stoncK on each side of a silver woman in the time of Elizabeth and a blue stone attached to it by chains. A Gladstone bag for a man had one side at the bottom, two flaps of the leather fastened with a strap and buckle, which, when lifted, showed a drawer which could be drawn out. . . • • - m . A belt of white leather had three narrow bands of blue leather, one at top. bottom and middle, about half an Mnch wide, ptitchrcl on. Thn buckles were narrow blue and white leather. THE NEWEST SACHET. CHILDREN AND GROWNUPS A dainty coat that may be used for both street and evening use is made of tan tussah silk, the hems interlined with haircloth, allowing the embroideries a good foundation, and is ornamented with medallions of cluny lace, although any other bits oae possesses could Be employed here as well. It fastens with knotted linen cords finished with heavy tassels. . JAVELLE WATER. Laundress: Javelle water is invaluable for whitening clothes, and a cupful in a tub of water will loosen dirt in the most soiled clothing. It bleaches perfectly. It will cut grease and dirt out of cooking utensils, sinks and drain pipes. Keep tightly corked and plainly labeled. To make javelle water add one can of common washing soda—salsoda— to one gallon of water. Allow it to boil ten minutes. When cool turn into bottles. The following is an excellent recipe for shampoo: White castile soap in shavings, 1 ounce: water, 24 ounces; potassium carbonate, 30 grains; borax, 120 grains; cologne water, 2 ounces.. Dissolve, the .soap in the water and add the other ingredients. Rub well into the roots. Rinse thoroughly in severe! waters. Then dry carefully. Brushes and combs can be perfectly cleansed with clear water and ammonia. Do not let the handles of the brushes get wet. After thorough ly wetting the bristles, place the brushes, back downward, iri the ^sunshine, and let them remain there until dry. Using a soap that contains a generous proportion of vegetable oil, making a thick lather and rubbing it into the hands well, will keep the hands white and soft where one's employment is such that frequent washings are required. Touch warts with castor oil. That sometimes removes them if persisted in and is a harmless remedy. A use has been found for the little odds and ends of ribbon useless heretofore, yet too pretty to throw away, i They are now used for torn-thumb I sachets which are just the thing for birthday tokens, luncheon favors and for pinning into one's gown to impart a delicate fragrance. The tiny- pocket which contains- the sachet I powder (about an inch square) is' sewed to the ribbon, the ends of which are brought forward to cpver the bag and are shaped to form a dainty flower. Of course upon the morsel of ribbon in hand depends (he kind of flower to be" made. Thus, pale pink makes a charming little wild rose, purple or pansy, yellow a buttercup, white a dogwood and so on. The shaping, of the petals is most important as upon this as well as the coloring depends much of the naturalness of the flower. The center of the blossom is added by means of it few- stitches in floss of the appropriate color, yellow being used for the wild rose and so forth. When employed as luncheon favors the little sachets may be sewed on to the place cards, or furnished with temporary stems of wire so as to hang upon the edge of the water tumbler. From mistaken notions many housekeepers wrap the ice in newspaper or a piece of a blanket before putting it in the ice chamber and then marvel that though the ice keeps so well the refrigerator is nev- cokl. When it is understood that the principal of the refrigerators rests upon the melting and evaporating of the ice, the reason becomes plain to •anyone. , _ ^ To peel ripe tomatoes without putting them in hot water press the back edge of the blade of the knife gently nil over the surface of the tomato, then make an incision in the skin with the sharp edge of the knife, and it can be peeled off. antl the tomato served immediately. Food should never ba put into the ice chamber of a refrigerator for it will become more or less tainted becoming in such close contact with the ice. Put slices of cucumbers about the kitchen to drive away the water bugs. The insects eat the cucumbers and are poisoned. Equal quantities of lemon juice, listerine and glycerine make an excellent mouth wash. Dried beans of all kinds are much better when they are cooked In a double boiler. A smart little coat of buff-colored brouiloloth adorning the winsome person of a curly headed girl of ten v.-as worn recently upon a drive at this famous resort. Its simple lines helped to maintain the beauty of the material, for the coat was without adornment other than two rows of handsome buttons fastening it. The style was a simple double-breasted box. without a collar antl with raw seams stitched flat. The sleeves ended in a wide cuff. The small lady's mama had wisely selected long black stockings and cloth top boots for wear with her little one's coat, thereby exhibiting rare good sense, as nothing is more incongruous than short socks with a coat of the material described. Long driving coats for the older ones are the rule, with coats of hip length made of silk or cloth, the charming exception. Few of these short coats have appeared as yet.They will, however, allow of much adornment in the way of braiding and lace applique, both of which are very modish fall trimmings. Such coats are as serviceable, especially when worn over gowns of crushable texture, as the more severe and simply tailored long coat made of heavy material. Of the colors slated for popularity In the new season's costumes, blue in its many shades and tones is much In evidence. Its quite universal acceptance may be due to the fact that It is a color becoming to almost every woman, but it's more likely that the real reason lies behind the fact that Paris has gone daft apparently over this color und is sending it to us in gowns, coats and hats—together with accessories in every conceivable shade. Browns also are to be much worn, with beguiling shades of green, apricot, mode and champagne in cloths, silks and crepes, but even with this wide color selection, blue loses none of its favor. A wooltex walking costume of delft blue or royal blue shelma cloth, trimmed with gilt braided designs and gold lace was one of the modish fall morning gowns seen at Saratoga. The skirt was a marvel of tailoring, with its plaits and folds smoothly stitched and pressed so that not a. wrinkle appeared to mar its well- fitted appearance. A pale shade of blue, neither Alice nor turquoise, but as a witty observer remarked, "maybe a Mrs. Nicholas Longsworth blue," was employed in a gown of fine blue voile, made over an orkedo silk lining of deeper shade. Quantities of velvet ribbon, placed in fanciful design, trimmed both skirt and bodice, the heavy effect of so much ribbon being lightened somewhat by clever applications of guipure lace, dyed to match the color of the voile exactly. Both ribbon and lace,, by the way. as well as beautiful soft and pliable silk braids will be used extensively upon dressy afternoon frocks. Paquln was represented at Saratoga by a wonderful gown of coleen poplin which was trimmed with this new braid. The influence of the princess mode was retained in the beautifully tucked bodice skirt, banded at the top by a clever Greek key- design of braid that duplicated the wider braid design trimming the skirt. The delicate shade of brown of the poplin was greatly enhanced by this braid trimming, which appeared in a darker tone, while shoulder straps of the poplin, braid trimmed, were very effective, worn over a v*ry much ruffled lace blouse, made of blonde and Chantilly combined. AN EARLY FALL MODEL. Dressy, separate waists are no longer a speculation, forr they have come to stay. The little model shown is made of whit* flannel. Its plaited sides are draped over a chemisette of white chlffon-thaf la outlined by a snappy little rolled collar of flannel, edged and embroidered' wttrr irold braid. Wide gold ribbon "ties .depend from the collar, the ends being weighted with imitation green jade balls. ~ " l " f ""•.

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