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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 14

Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, June 21, 1896
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Complete Assortment of —— Zenith, American, Belding, (Refrigerators National, Reliable and Quick MeaJ Gasoline Stoves. Mantels and Grates. Line of Door and Window Screens, HJltle Wonder and Siiepard's Lightening Ice-cream Freezers Large SEE THE The Finest in Use. AJspecial invitation is extended to the ladies to call and examine. TO PREVENT TUMBLES. DOMESTIC ECONOMY. A Simple JJuf. Effective Unvlce Olillilron'n B«<l. When little, folks graduate from the crib, with its safe, close sides, and come hito the dignity of sleeping in a "grownup" bed, there is'apt to be many a tunvble upon the floor in the d.irkcess, particularly if the time be summer, •when the bed clothing cannot be "tucked in" closely. Lit Me people are apt to be restless at night, after a hard day's piny, arid in tossing about, it is small wonder that they often fall outof bed. The possibility of this catastrophe has nicide iiunumbered hosts pf mothers sleep "with ouc eye open," ready to spring- up at the. sound of unwonted stirring- in the next room. Such nervous apprehension is wearying- nnd altogether unnecessary, far- there are a number of simple devices for making- the children^.' bed uu-fall-out- able, if I may so express the idea. On of the best is shown in the accompanying illustration. A strip of stout linen denim or some other serviceable material is cut to the length of the bed, and hemmed about the prlg-es, having a broad hem at the bottom, through which to tack the strip to the inside of the side pieces of the bed, if both sides n-rc to be protected. If the bed can be for the | Rlp]>ln£ Op u Garment !»•» Tank Requiring Somo SHI!. There in a general impression that it is an easy enough matter to rip up a garment. Almost anybody can do it, and it is an -undertaking that requires no special skii) or care. Acting on this iedu, clothing is pulled, torn, cut with knives, snipped with scissors ;in<3, finally, taken to pieces after this unprofitable fashion, and the operator comes and declares that everything is ready. A dyer who handles a large quantity of Mack goods says that he long ago gave up expecting anybody to rip a- garment up as it should be done. If the seams are ripped, they are full of threads; DR. PARKHURST ON CYCLING. tic Ride* ft Wheel »nd BeIleTe4 In Bicycling For Women. ' Dr. Parkliurst learned to ride the bicycle -(Then abroad. JHo had taken a few lessons before going, but now he fools that ho has mastered tho locomotion of tho two wheels sufficiently to ride out on the streets. Ho wears 1)10 rctfuJnUon con'tunio ot kcickor- bockcrs. This Is what ho had to say about Special Attention Given to Prepared and Tin Roofing. H; j CRISMOND, 312 Market Street, SIDEBOARD SCARF. -A Crochet Novelty Which Cloudy Iteaem- fole.-i Drawn Work. A very dainty novelfy in crochet work "/da shown. At first sight one can hardly jbelicvo that it IK crochet work, so closc- ily does it resemble the drawn work pat|i«ms from which it is copied. The pat- •terr.s can be utilized for coarser work than that for which they are designed. 1 They 11123- be adapted for bureau scarfs, 'tablecloths, tidies, cushions, etc., in combinations with linen, scrim or silk. l>ul reproduced in their greatest perfection they should be of fairy-like, texture. A pattern for the ends of a side-boar.l .fiCarf may be made ar.y desired width - or length. Make n ring of 0 ch; work -4 groups of 5 tre with 2 eh between; flic larger Uic stem thc'grea'ter the proportion of this matter and U.ic more likely to be trouble. Where feathci have been, subjected to the proper di, gree of heat at the beginning befoi decay takes place oil the pith, is thoroughly dried out a:id cannot becorn odorous, Where the pith has one been left to decay and infect, the feath crs wjth its foul odor, a harm has bee done that cannot bo completely undoui It is waste of time to attempt to disin feet such feathers. All feathers shouli be "done over" at least once in six o sei-cii years. They are improved b,\ hanging them out occasionally hi th rain and sun, to enable the t.icks to become thoroughly aii-cd and cleaned Modern invention has introduced i little modern ventilator in the side o the new pillows which pumps nil among the feathers, and, it is .said makes the pillow lighter. It always pays to buy the best feathers, because they are so miieh lighter, that bulk'fbi bulk the best aru no dearer than the poorest. It is generally cheap feather; with coarse quills that become odorous —X. Y. Tribune. SCRUBBING MACHINES. WHISK BROOM HOLDER. •• ..DAINTY SIDEEOABD SCARF. "join; this forms a square; work j d tre . drawn oft' together at the top on each »ido of tho square with 13 ch between; work 5 ch to form the first d tre. Break oft, make another center as be- .lore, but catch the first point to point iin first, square, 0 ch, join to 7 ch in first •square, 0 ch, make another point mvl .repeat with 13 oh between. The following squares have to b'. 1 "joined on two sides: When the required length is made work on oach side C d.c into each space, 1 d c into each point . and 1 d c where the ch join. For knot. -ted fi-ingCH pierce holes in the linen close to tho edge (which should be •doubled as fur as the insertion) by xncans of a sewing machine, with the .needle r.ot, threaded; set the stitch JnTge. Work into the holes dc with :loops of ch between; into these loops -Jtnot tho fringe cnnclc of: the snmc vAhretuJ used for working. ODOR OF FEATHERS. Tt In Doo to Their lining Improperly or llaxtliy Curort. ' TToperly cured feathers have no odor. ~ ':,'.-When there is a close, disagreeable odor • present, it is due to their being im;• • properly cured. There in DO remedy •• which we are awnre pl'-for this. Airing •> .the feathers will do no special good. '...The "smaller the stem o.f the fcn-thei- v.'-.the .less danger of trouble. The odor • -comes from the. decay of the animal ..^natter, in the pith of the ifca.tli.ej. and A Men- Dovlco Winch SHVOS Low of llnrd IIIK! JDl*;ij?i*«ojiblo Yl'orlc. Judging- by the rate at which inventors are busying themselves in clevis- ing appliances for saving domestic labor, there will soon be'little left for the housemaid to do. "Housemaid's knee," at, all events, is a thing ol! the past., and (.he floor scrubbing of the future is to bo done by machinery. In the course of time, the scrubber will undoubtedly be connected up tj the electric motor, which does the rest of the household work, -but in houses un- provided with the electric.plant the machine will in the meantime be operated by hand. It is something like a lawn mower, and runs on four wheels. Above the two front wheels is a tunk, which contains clear water, that may, of course, be heated, if necessary. The water is supplied to rotary brushes at the bottom of the machine, nnd these, revolving' in »n opposite direction to the.motion of (he machine itself, scrub tho floor. The dirt and water are carried into another tank over the two back wheels. The wiping apparatus consists of an endless band of absorbent material, made socially for the purposes. This band is pressed on the floor by rotary brushes," so that the cloth accommodates itself to the inequalities' of the'floor. The eJoth is rinsed and squeezed out automatically r as it leaves the floor and passes through the tank at the 'back. It is not necessary to sweep the floor before scrubbing. Nlpo Dish For an Invullil. . i Pound up the meat from'the tender-.. f-st and whitest part of a boiled chicken •ivith an equal weight of stale bread crumbs. Add the broth of the chicken, stir well, put oil into a saucepan, and after boiling for two'minutes rub th« whole-through n. M'RVP. ' • AThat an Ingenious ITomitn Can Do ivltti Plain Braan Rtngn. The possibilities of brass rings arc numerous. In the- broom holder 42 .brass rings are nil worked over ic double crochet with dark red Asiatic crochet silk. These rings are joined together front and back, as seen, and ribbon of the same hue is run through placed against a wall, only the outer side u'ill require a-strip tucked to it. ]u the upper comers of the strip.sew metal rings, and insert hooks ;n the lu-a-rl-boanl and foot-board, as shown. When ihe Ix-d is made up in the morning I hi: strip can be folde'l in under UK, quilts, to bo removed and hooked up into place al night. With such a device, the moilier can sleep in peace, quite certain thai the little folk will be found 11 the morning where they were placed at nig in—or the bed "inslend of under it, where one mother whom I know found her restless little girl, some hoursaftcr she had put her to sleep.—Country Gentleman. LUMINOUS COMPLEXIONS. the outer row of rings, and formed'in tasteful bows at the corners, ribbon also forming the means of .suspension and being bowed at the top.—Eva M. Xiles, in Boston Globe. FOOD few FOR CHILDREN. Tacts Which Mothers Would Do Well to ilomcmbor. solid food of any kiud should be given to a child until it has the larger share of its first teetb. Even then it must not be supposed that because a hild has acquired its teeth it may partake of all kinds of food with impunity. The digestive apparatus of a child differs greatly from that of an adult in. its anatomical structure, and in the character and amount of digestive fluids, and it is by no means proper to allow a child to eat all.kinds of even wholesome food which a healthy adult stomach can digest with impunity, to say nothing of the rich, highly seasoned viands, sw-eetmeats and epicurian dishes which seJdorn fail to form some jart of the bill of fare. Children are lot likely to crave unsuitable foods un- ess a taste for suck articles has been de•eloped by indulgence in. them.—Mrs. 1!. E. Kellogg, in Good Housekeeping. : Accident Statistic*. ' An analysis of 2,000 accident policies in which benefits were paid shows 531 icrsons injured by falls on pavements, '13 by carriages or wagons, 73 by Horse dcks or bites jmrl 47 by. horseback rid- , ng; 317 -were cut, with edge tools or DC were, hurt by having weights all on them, and 70 were hurtin bicycle ccidents, while 72 were hurt by tailing own/ifnirs. • - . iking KfTcuts in Illumination Sceo »t I -' ik Turin Afternoon Toft. Electric lights are out of date at Paris society functions, and gas, candles ami lamps have likewise been superseded. Phosphorescentfurniture is. the latest fad, and formed nn interesting feature of a unique "five o'clock tea" which took place the other day in the line de Longchamps, Paris. It was not evident where the light came from, but every object in the room was luminous. The ceiling sparkled as with diamonds. Chairs, carpet, pictures,, flowers, teacups—all emitted luminous rays. Nor were these fascinating gleams limited to the room and its furnishings, but the gowns of the women were also brilliantly phosphorescent, while their complexions gleamed like pearls flooded with moonlight. ' As this idea threatens to become a fad of no small proportions, it should be known by women who long to emit this spoonlike radiance that there is a luminous face powder which is said to fulfill its mission admirably. There is also in the market a luminous starch with, which the clever laundress can give laces, muslins and all the dainty articles o£ feminine attire a perpetual source of radiance. The idea of an invisibly lighter room, its atmosphere charged with luminous rays, is a very taking one, though it may be questioned whether phosphorescent complexions and self-luminous linen collars would'be becoming lo all types of women.—N.. Y, World. Kemaln« ot a Roant Dinner. Itemains of a roast of lamb or mutton can be served in a variety of dainty ways. For instance, cut the meat ia long, thin slices and heat them in a battered baking dish with wine, preferably sherry, and a seasoning of salt, pepper and a little musturd. Serve very hot with, a garnish ol fried tomatoes or of: mushrooms and a highly-seasoned tomato sauce. Or the slices may be well heated and served with n, very richwhitfl sauce and fried croutons of bread thick- ly'spread with a-nchovy butter. Cold lamb choj)s are nice if trimmed, Hprcad thickly with a puree of onions, dipped in egg and bread crumbs and fried; then garnished with parsley a-nd served with tomato sauce. GoooMSllbiUltute ror jilouc* Tlie'Veddahr., or wild hunters of Ceylon, mingle the pounded fibers of soft nnd decayed wood with the honey on which thuy feed when meat is not to be obtained. * .' ' nnd eyes' arc not uncommon; the froms of them are stuck full of pins of various sorts, and linings, facings, braids and thu like remain, in whole or in pieces, just as the individual who had charge of the disintegrating process happens to leave them. To rip up a garment properly there should be no pulling, tearing or dragging apart. If one wmnot take the end of the thread and pull it out, the stitches should be cut, with a sharp iiiiii'e. Very few persons can rip a garment with scissors without doing it grvaf harm; yid£cd, manv find il jm- possible to cut si-itches with anything without making holes that render tho goods absolutely worthless for the one who originally wore it. When it is done tho edges arc so ragged that a much smaller pattern must be used. In preparing goods for the dyer or to be made over, every stitch should be taken out It seems scarcely necessary to say that fastenings, braJd and hooks and eyes must be removed, but this is imperative, in view of the condition in which the garments come to Ihe dressmaker and 1 he dyer. Many-dresses, capes and jackets arc perfectly wearable after being carefully ripper, brushed, sponged and pressed. It is a wonder that some one does notset up an cst.-iblishmentfor ripping clothes and putting- them in order for t-he d ressmakcr. Tho owner of them frequently has not time to do them properly, or is too careless a-nd under- -st;i7ids too Hide the requirements of them to do it, had she all the Lime in the world. Some semi-invalid in every community might get a tolerable living, cr at-jeast add to a limited income, by preparing garments for remodeling.—St. Lonte Globe-Democrat. PRETTY SPONGE BAG. "It has come to fitay, I am convinced. It is au excellent thing for exercise, and In Enropo the artisans use wheels as a matter ol business And economy. The craze may die out somewhat, but riilinc; Is DOW an established means of travel. I rodo around the Swiss lakes a great deal.' Tho roads there are level nad smooth. In tlio other parts of Switzerland it, is too hilly. "There is such a thing as the bicyclo fnce. It is not a. myth. You ride? Thon you know «'J»it it is. It comes from the expenditure of nervous energy. You always see the same set look on the faces'of those who are going more than eight 01 ten miles au hour. You dou't sec them laughing, "I fjclicvo in bicycling for women. I • want Mrs. Parkliurst to learn, and then she can see if she likes it. .The trouble is that young girls, unaccustomed to exercise, work tho wheel for four or flvc hours a day and then break down. That is why the doctors, or some of them. t;ilJi against It, but if women will use the machine, in- U;llif*enllyaml take tho exercise juodcrato- ly I believe in their learning to ride."— Exchange, HE DID NOT GET LARRUPED. How tlio Farmer Wa» Mistaken In BU ChivalHc Intentions, ,. They were riding 011 a country road outside the city — a lady nnd gentleman on bicycles. As they were about to pass a farmer's wagon from the rear the gentle- may's wheel struck au Iron hoop, n tiro was punctured, and he and his companion fell together. The fanner, a good ntitured, good hearted old man, turned in his scat and stopped the horses. "What's tho matter there!" he asked. The lady's noso was bleeding from the fall as she regained her feet. "I just had a puncture," explained tho gentleman. The farmer misunderstood. "Youj-.ist had to punch her, ch?" ho exclaimed, grabbing his whip and jumping down. "What fur, ch? You can't hit 110 woman out hero, and, by crackitt, I'll Jawup you, I will!" he said, swinging the whip. 'But when tho gentleman, said it again, and slowly, they all had a good laugh, arid the. farmer apologized and offered to carry him to town.— Exchange. ALL SORTS OF CYCLISTS. How to Make One of These Useful JJath- Koom AcceNHorles. Procure some tbiu waterproof sheeting. Cut a piece nine inches wide by bail a. yard Jong. Make this into a. bag by folding it in half and stitching it around the edges with liquid india rubber, sold for this purpose ot any mackintosh shop. Take a-picceof linen.whita or colored. Cut oft a piece nine inches wide by one yard. Trace or iron off a tra-nsfer spray on one side, and on thn other, witli a pencil, write in a bold hand the wordst "Sponge Bag." Work this all on hi flourishing thread, Now make a narrow hem at each end, fold The bicycle moves with less friction than any other vehicle on earth. The phenomenal feat'of riding 520 1-3 miles within the 24 hours was accomplished at Paris on Sept. 8 by Huret. French rivals fight shy of each other, ami frequently allow themselves to bo beaten in tho trial heats to avoid meeting in the final. Papier mache is .1 new material used in constructing bicycles, and it seems they stand, the wear and tear oJ heavy road work very well. Cyclisis arc cautioned to sec that their shoo laces are- firmly fastened before inount-icg. As in skating, a loose lace may cause a bad fall. French racing men during election timo earn considerable money carrying to voters the various priucc-d appeals of tho candidates up for election. The German army is to spend 100,000 marks for bicycles this year. Two wheels are assigned to each battalion for work formerly done by mounted Orderlies, The world's hour record is non- held by Michael, the Welsh midget, who, at Paris, recently rodo 23 miles 1,034 yards. Sli- chael is 1!) years old. He has ridden a wheel four years. The chain gear on safety bicycles is to bo supplanted" henceforth by a metal ribbon niado from ,1 steel analogous to that used in piaao wire. Orifices are cut at regular intervals in tlio ribbon which engage tho sprocket -wheel. A Cure For Bloomers. One man claims lie lias found a cure for tho bloomer craze. He is a shrewd Vcr- niontcr, nud his wife has been addicted to ' a combination of tho bicycle and tho bloomer habit for several weeks. In vain has ho coaxed, expostulated and threatened, but Ills bettor half has refused to givo u;i her swagger costume. One day • while she was absent her husband sat down to the sevrlng machine and made a pair of bloomers for every hen on tho place. Ho drew them on tho hous, and when his wife returned he called her to tlio barnyard. "They look exactly as you do," lie 'saiil, "only they are a good deal more-graceful." There were some lively words for a few moments, but—the woman hasn't worn bloomers since.—Albany- Journal. the material jji half flnd fasten up the sides to the depth of ten inches. Turn right v side out and tack with firm stitches the top of tho mackintosh bap to the narrow hems of the linen bag. When the former is pushed down into place in. the latter you will have a four- inch, frill standing up above the mackintosh. This must be turned in at the ends and sewed up, leaving half an inch open for a drawing- string. Make a casing by putting a running from side to side at each of these openings and insert two pieces of corn, one coming out of each side, so as to A>rjn a double drawing.—Chicago Chronicle. How to Clean CI»»» Globe* Try washing glass gas shades or globes with tepid water in which alittlo sodaa-nd blue have been dissolved. Turn clown to drain, wipe with soft, dry leather. If the globes should have the least crack or flaw.in them be very careful to keep your hands well protected with the towel when drying them, as if the glass were to "fly" suddenly u painful and perhaps dangerous cut might result. When adjusting globes never screw them tight, or thej- are certain to break when the gas is lighted, as glass expands with heat. .. Blblei for the FIJI I*Iand«. Orders have just been se«t to London for 6,000 Bibles, J.OOO hymn books nnd .5,000..catechisms to be sold.in. the. Fiji Ulanda. . i litttipbcll Ii> For BloomeM. Lady Archibald Campbell, having tried various kinds of skirts, disapproves of them all. "I agree," she says, "with accomplished cyclists of both sexes who cultivate cycling as n.n nrt tlmt any skirt is 'out of tho question which Is not cut short enough to clear cranks and pedals when tho cyclist is seated and makes dress guards unnecessary. Indeed no costume which dous not admit of riding a diamond frame model machine, and also admit o£ mounting and dismounting from tlio back or front, as occasion demands,, with active grace, is other than defective and absurd." —London Quoon. Smoking While Riding Condemned. Undoubtedly the uso of tobacco while . cycling is Injurious, for the reason that nicotine Is one of tho greatest known agents fo» retarding tho action of tho heart. In cycling tho heart Is worked up to o high pitch of action, especially la rapid riiiing. In consequence, anything which tondi to act us a restraiucr cannot. ' but bo injurious. Of courso a light pipe or cigarette on dismounting is comparatively harmless.—Lo Vclo. Repairing Tlren I* Simple BniilneM. Tiro repairing is looked upon by tho av- orago cyclist as a bugaboo, and nino out of ton will soud their wheels to a repairer ... upon the first indication of tire trouble, instead OH investigating the cause and applying the remedy themselves. In reality tho rupsiriug of tires is one of tho simplest : . o£ mechanical problems. Kvsry cyclist can become proficient enough to make ordl- .", nary re-pairs it a little timo bo devoted to '• "• its study.—Xow York Times.. famr*""* 1 ^-""'" '^ vv "' ll *-«**'r j|1 *.'"•'...

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