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The Chatham Republican. (Chatham, Columbia County, N.Y.) 1886-1918, April 03, 1888, Image 5

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Kj't ■ \ ■ ' ;' \WlAT SHALL WE WEAR? “ THE PRINCE OF WALES ” FAN AND OTHER NOVELTIES IN THIS LINE. New .Work Styles for. Girls o$ 10 and. 12 Tears Old — An Entirely New Model for a Full Dress [Toilet That Is Very Be ­ coming. The evening toilet shown in our cut is both new and pleasing. r - . EVENING TOILET. The: model here .represented was made of pink satin merveilleux triinmed'with pearls.. The tablier is embroidered with festoons of pearls and the right side of the bodice is worked to match. Small pink satin bows appear on the shoulders. The skirt is gathered at the top and falls as a train, which is separated in the center so as to form two distinct trains. Novelties in Fans.- Fans carried with evening toilets are many of them veritable novelties: 'The “ Prince of Wales fan ” composed of three ostrich plumes set in a handle of mother of pearl, has al ­ ready become a favorite in New York. A charming conceit of Paris origin is the flower and feather fan represented in our cut, FLOWER AND FEATHER FAN. The handle and screen are covered with the breast feathers of some bird and are deco­ rated with sunflowers and a piquet of feathers recalling the wings or down covering the foundation. A watered silk ribbon encircles the handle and is tied in loops and bows. An attractive fan seen recently was leaf shaped and covered with shot velvet. It was lavishly trimmed with a frilling in embroid ­ ered lisse, tinlel ribbon and flying insects. Spring Fastuons for Young Girls. Girls of 10 or 12 years wear dresses of plain or plaid wools, with a full skirt gath ­ ered to an under waist, on which is set a full gathered vest of the . material, trimmed at the top in V ‘ shape with wide galloon. A basque with wide back forms, and sloping open from the throat to show the vest, is then edged with galloon, and this trimming is on the high collar. Full sleeves, plaited at wrist, with galloon set there in a point. White cashmere or camel ’ s hair dresses are simila rly made, with gold galloon for their trimmings, and there are also many striped white wool dresses, the stripes in bright scarlet, old blue, brown, etc., with bands of velvet instead of galloon. The most dressy frocks for girls of 8 or 10 years have separate white muslin guimpes, and are made of the new white challis with Scotch plaid stripes, or of India silks with red and blue diamonds or rings on white grounds. The waists are half low and round, with a yoke of red or blue velvet extending to the point in front beside a V of shirred white India silk; the skirt is laid in four or six box plaits in front, is gathered behind, and there is a sash of the silk or the challi sewed in the under arm seams and tied behind. Gingham, Chambery, and percale dresses for girls from 4 to 10 years have high waists, plain and pointed in front, with a sash across the back, or else pointed-in front, with a sash across the back, or else they have a] belted waist with eight or ten feather stitched tucks down the front and back, and are slightly gathered into the belt. Three breadths are in the full skirt of small dresses, and four breadths for larger girls. Girls ’ and misses ’ hats of colored straw have wide straight brims and half high crowns, on which a soft crown is draped of velvet or of Behgaline; the trimming comes up from the back of the brim, which is turned up. Eng ­ lish walking hats for girls in their teens are of dark straw with tapering crown, and the close brim rolled highest on the left side, with full velvet trimming on this high side. ‘ Leg ­ horn flats will be used for midsummer by girls of all ages from 3 years upward. Wreaths of flowers and wide ribbons in bows and streamers at the back • are their trim ­ mings. ___ - ______ ALL AROUND THE HOUSE. A Clever ’ Woman Turns Amateur Deco* rator — To Make'Sweet the Unen Press. An ingenious amateur, a lady, recently did a very creditable job of decoration on the walls of a room, which was accomplished, ac ­ cording to Decorator and Furnisher, as fol ­ lows: The ambitious artist had a cOat of coarse plaster put upon the wall which she wished to decorate. After marking it off into panels and columns, she mixed plaster of paris with size until it was of proper consistency, then added a sufficient amount of color to make it a; delicate shade of olive; - A thin coat of this was put over the entire wall surface and al ­ lowed to dry. Then a little dark green bronze was put into the mixture and applied to the lower portion of the middle of the. panel. This, was not smoothed, but patted over so as to produce a surface covered with little dots and points. A single experiment will show the result more clearly than any amount of explanation could do. Above the dark bronze was a lighter shade of a yellowish cast. The two occupied a space, of but little more than four inches from the lower part of the panel. A vine was sketched in the damp plaster, the tendrils and leaves drooping from the heavy stalk bn one side, and following the inner lino of the panel, which was arched at the top. The back ­ ground grew lighter toward the upper part until it was of the cloudy, hazy, golden gray of Indian summer. The next panel was done in shades of gray, . with bramble bushes and golden rod, and a dull blue sky. A morning glory in pale greens and purples, a climbiug rose, : a passion vine, and a lattice with delicate bars and creepers were among the panel decorations. Columns were sketched in and a frieze of medium depth finished the amateur work. The ceiling had- been previously done by a professional decorator. The entire surface was rough, and the vines, flowers and leaves were in slight relief. The columns were still more prominent, and were done in dark gold bronze with bases of dark olive green. TOOTH FOLKS ’ COLUMN. AN OBLIGING LITTLE GIRL WHO DID '.NOT UNDERSTAND ETIQUETTE* Horse Radish Sauce. A simple sauce, which forms the grand standard adjunct to roast beef, is horse rad ­ ish sauce. To make this, scrape as finely as possible a cupful of the root shavings; sim ­ mer them in half a pint of chicken broth; when done thicken the broth with the yelks of three eggs, beaten up with a dessertspoon ­ ful of tarragon vinegar; add pepper, salt and a very little grated nutaneg, and serve very hot in a sauce boat. If it is desired to make it richer, a coffee cupful of cream mixed with the yelks of the eggs, and stood on the fire in a double boiler, and stirred until it is very hot, is all that is necessary. The cold form of this sauce is the easiest to make, and as. nice as one could wish for. The horse radish root is simply rasped until we have a cupful of fine scrapings, and then mixed with an ordinary mayonnaise, or with three table ­ spoonfuls of cream, one tablespoonful- of vin ­ egar and.one of sugar. Roast Chestnuts and How to Serve Them.. The first requisite in preparing this popu ­ lar refreshment is a clear fire, which is best obtained by the use of coke. Be sure that the chestnuts are good. Then cut a .trans ­ verse slit on the flat side of the chestnut, not on the convex side; use a sharp knife, and be careful not to cut into the -chestnut. Put them into an old frying pan or flat iron ves^ sel of some sort, the bottom of which must be perforated with holes about the size of a pea. A frying pan with holes punched in will answer the purpose. Put the chestnuts in a pan over a clear fire, and stir them oc ­ casionally. \When the skin opens at the place where it is slit try if the chestnuts are done, and serve them on a dish in a napkin. But ­ ter and salt should be handed round at the same time. The \ Shortest Grammar of the English Language in Existence — The Queen of England ’ s Dogs and How They, Are Cared For. . • Doniestic pets are a never ending source of amusement, noil only to children but to grown up people as well. The lively 'com ­ panionship of dogs is gratifying to every ­ body, and to watch tiie graceful antics of eats and kittens has been the solace of great minds, like Frederick the Great, Voltaire, andpti^ers in their moments of leisure. Her ’ mhjesty, the queen of England, is. a great dog lover, and various breeds are represented in the canine part of her house ­ hold. The : collie is the dog which the queen has raised into the most popular favorite. THE QUEEN ’ S PUGS. The old fashioned pugs, which came with her majesty ’ s ancestors from Holland, are also great favorites at court, and especially appreciated by the queen ’ s grandchildren. Bosko is attached to the yoimg Prince of Battenberg, ’ and Mistress Rooney, whose picture and that of her puppies is given in the cut, belongs to the little Princess Mar ­ garet of Connaught, who loves to pull and crumple the soft, pliable skin of the good natured pup. The queen ’ s dogs are well ruled and cared for. They are not over pampered, fed at night only, and groomed daily. They walk with the queen in the grounds, and are ad ­ mitted to her rooms and society. A Very Easy Grammer. The grammar in poetry here presented, is without doubt the briefest one of the English language in existence, and any one ought to commit the lines to memory: Three little words you often see, Are articles a, an and the. A noun ’ s the name of anything'. As school or garden, hoop ar swing. Adjectives, the kind of noun, As great, small, pretty, white or brown. IV. Instead of nouns the pronouns stand — Her head, his face, your arm, iny hand. Verbs tell something to be done — To read, count, laugh, sing, jump or run. Bouillon for Afternoon Teas. Hot bouillon is simply the clearest beef soup which can be made; beef tea, it is some­ times called. It is made, says Harper ’ s Ba- fcar, the day before, and a little celery seed is thrown in to flavor it. Then the soup is set away to cool, and all the grease taken off. It is then strained, and thus being perfectly cleai', is seasoned with a little salt, heated, and served hot in cups; it is delicious at afternoon teas. It should be kept hot in a silver urn over an alcohol lamp. Old FasMoned Soda Biscuit. To make flaky soda biscuit mix together a quart of dry flour, . a teaspoonful of baking soda, two of cream of tartar, andasaltspoon- ful of salt ; passthrough a sieve, then chop in two ounces of butter or lard, and mix quickly with milk to make a very soft dough. Flour the board well, roll out, sprinkle with flour, double over and roll out again; cut into biscuits half an inch thick. Bake in a very hot oven about fifteen minutes. • How things are done the adverbs tell, • As slowly, quickly, ill or well. Conjunctions join the words together, As men and women, wind or weather. vm. The preposition stands before ••!. A noun, as in, or through the door. The interjection shows,surprise, As Oh! how pretty, Ah! how wise. The whole are called nine parts of speech, ■Which reading, writing, speaking teach. Antiquity of- Some Humorous Sayings. If we are to believe the statements made by writers who are supposed to be well versed in such matters, mankind has been laughing for ages at the same humorous stories. The famous rhyme , “ Mother, may I go out to swim? ” “ Yes, my darling daughter. Hang your clothes on a hickory limb, And don ’ t go near the water, ” which no can read or hear for the first time without laughing, is, we are told, 1,300 years old at least, for it was in a book of jests is ­ sued in the Sixth century by Hierocles. In the same book is the story of the man who pomplained that his horse had died just as he had taught it to live without food; arid of the one-who, meeting a friend^ asked whether it was he or his brother who had just been buried! PHYSIOLOGY AND HYGIENE. Spanish Cream. Soak half a box of gelatine in a half pint of cold milk; beat up the yelks of three eggs and put into a double boiler with a pint of milk, three teaspoonfuls of sugar and the soaked gelatine. Stir well, let it come to a boil, then remove from the fire and flavor to taste. Beat the whites of the eggs to a stiff froth and stir them in with the other ingre ­ dients and pour into a buttered mold. Serve with cream. To Stone Raisins. Pour boiling, water over them and let them stand five or ten minutes. . Drain and rub each raisin between the thumb and finger till the seeds come out clean. Dry the r aisins before using and rub them in flour before putting into cake, to prevent their sinking to the bottom. If chopped, flour should be scattered over them to prevent their adher ­ ing together. Tapioca Blanc Mange. Into a cup and a half of boiling milk stir a pinch of soda and half a cup of sugar. When these are dissolved add one half cup of tapi ­ oca which has been , soaking all night in a scant cupful of cold water, slightly salted. Stir until clear, watching closely that no lumps form. Flavor, and mold in wet tum ­ blers. „ Linen Press Sacliet. The scented cushion fpr a linen press shown in the cut is made of a roll of perfumed cot ­ ton wool, which is first covered ; with^ plain material drawn in at both ends. ' Geraniums for the Honse. Scarlet geraniums that have been wintered in the cellar will now begin to “ break, ” says Rural New Yorker. Cut them back to sound wood and healthy eyes and promote them to warm, light quarters. If you are short of stock, bring them upstairs to a warm window and give them a little water, and they, will soon push forth new growths from which you can secure good cuttings. And if you don ’ t want the cuttings you may retain the growths and enjoy the flowers. Bottle of Smoke., . Rinse out.one bottle with hartshorn and another with spirits of salts, next bring the ■ bottles together,mouth to mouth; both will at once be pervaded with white vapors. Tho va ­ pors in question are- composed of Sal am ­ moniac, a solid body generated by the union of two invisible gases. . Wbere Is She? Frisky as a lambkin, Busy as a.bee — That ’ s the kind of little girl People like to see. Modest as a violet, As a rosebud, sweet — That ’ s the kind of little girl People like to meet. Happy as a robin, Gentle as a dove — That ’ s the kind of little girl Every one will love. — Wide Awake. Accommodating, Jane Lowclass — Can ’ t you come to my tea party? Eva Hightone — No, I can ’ t. Ma savs if I SCENTED CUSHION FOR LINEN PRESS. The embroidery is worked separately on a piece of Holbein linen in cross stitch, Holbein and satin stitch with blue cotton. - After the roll has been mounted with the embroidery, blue tassels on white cords, blue silk bowa and lace ruches are fixed to both ends. Some Useful Suggestions «n Whitening and Softening the Skin. For whitening the skin few things are more highly esteemed in the feminine world than almond paste. This, however, should be the real article, and not a compound of lard or other fatty substances with almond piL A recipe for pure almond paste, to ­ gether with useful advice on the care of the hands, is given as follows by The Lady : For hands that are coarse and red the foK lowing treatment will soon effect a change, but it must be persevered in; as it is quite impossible, to change the color and texture of the skin in a few days. Your first precau ­ tion must he to use warm water always; but if you are, subject to rheumatism or chil ­ blains let it: be of medium warmth only. Keep a: pot; of fine oatmeal and a puff on your washing stand, dry the hands witii a bath towel, rub briskly and dust with oat ­ meal. At night use rather warmer water, apply a flesh or ordinary nail brush all over the hands, and when quite dry apply almond paste and sleep in easy fitting gloves. To make good almond paste obtain of bit ­ ter and sweet almonds two ounces each, pound to a paste in a mortar and work up with half an ounce of Windsor soap cut in fine shreds. To this add two drams of spermaceti and half an ounce of oil/of almonds, oil of bergamot twelve drops. Sub ­ ject to gentle h ’ eat, stir well and cool in china pots. A mixture of honey, lemon juice and eau de cologne is exfeeedingly useful to whiten the hands, when discolored by sun, wind or Work, and may be kept mixed for the pur ­ pose in a small toilet jar. Take a wineglass ­ ful of each ingredient and mix well; then pour into the jar and keep closely corked. This may be applied night or day, and the inside of the fingers rubbed with pumice stone. When the hands are of good color, but the skin lacks softness, glycerine is useful, but if has no effect on the color. The hands may be, however, greatly improved in texture if, after the nightly wash, they are well coated with glycerine and dipped into oatmeal or well powdered with the same. Gloves are of course necessary, and should fit well at the wrist, otherwise the loose oatmeal becomes disagreeable. Bran is supposed to have great influence on the skin, and some manicures advise glycerine and bran that have been stewed in water. The bran is used quite moist. \Wlien to Keep the Eyes Slrat. We are told to keep our eyes ever open, but it is often well to keep them shut. One of the chief causes of nervous disease is the straining of the eyes and the constant tension of the mind. When stretched out in the bar ­ ber ’ s chair do not try to read a newspaper, but close your eyelids under the soothing un ­ dulations of the lather brush, or the dreamy sensation of the shampoo, with the darkey ’ s big bands gliding over your pate. In a rail ­ way carriage, instead of staring out your sockets at the landscape that is being torn into shreds before you, fold your arms, bow your head, and listen to the. whir of, the wheels that make an' accompaniment to the wordless song crooning' in your heart. Again, in the concert room, in place of sur ­ veying the audience critically, oi* watching the beauty of the singer behind the foot ­ lights, shut your eyes once more and let the music sink into your soul, rocking it on waves of emotion, and wafting it insensibly into the ideal world. The Poison of Human Teeth. The poison conveyed by human teeth is re ­ ported one of the most annoying that physi ­ cians have to deal with. One of them says: “ I have under my attention severe and most complicated cases of blood poisoning, in which the patient had but slightly abraded the hand in tho course of a fight by striking the knuckles against the teeth of his oppo ­ nent. I have known hands thus poisoned only saved.from amputation by the application of all the resources of science. Tobacco or whisky or derangement of the stomach from many other causes may be responsible'for this poisonous condition of the teeth. ” Remedy for Gall Stones. Dr. Robert Sabin recommends a teaspoon- ful of bicarbonate of sodimn in a tumblerful of water, drank at intervals through the day, to correct the acidity of the system, which he asserts to be the cause of the for ­ mation of gall, stones. SOCIAL ETIQUETTE. How tlio American Young Man Makes Himself Presentable an.d Agreeable. “ If a young man has some accomplishment, if he can sing a good song, has a pleasant faculty for private threatricals, a neat trick at elocution and especially, if he be a good dancer, he is much helped along in society, ” affirm;? Mrs. Sherwood. However, the same authority adds that if he be intelligent and well mannered, he gets on without any of these helps, but they are undoubtedly an assistance. Above all he must never be fatigued, disgusted, bored or anguished in the society of ladies. According to the etiquette of the east, as stated by Mrs. Sherwood, a yoimg man should seek first to know the. mothers of the young ladies whom he admires and wishes to visit. He should on a first visit send in his card. After his first visit he can dis ­ pense with that ceremony. In an evening visit he should always be_in full evening dress — black dress coat,, vest; and -trousers, faultless linen, and a white cravat. A black cravat is permissible, except at dinner. He may carry his hat and gloves in his hand. As giving him something to • hold, a. cane also is a great help to a shy man. ^ His feet should be in low shoes and-silk stockings if he wishes to be very nice. This is not indis pensable except for dancing, but it is very becoming. A white cravat is indispensable for dinner or ball. No jewelry of any kind excepting shirt studs and rings. The hand should be especially cared for, no matter how big and red andmasculine it is, if it is clean -the nails beautifully cut and trimmed. Like Lord Byron ’ s, if possible, “a rose leaf,-with i half a moon in it, ” such should be his nails. If he is asked to fonn a theatre party, he must be punctual,, in full dress, taking any place his hostess may offer him. He must hot ask to be allowed to send a carriage, or to pay for his ticket; his hostess does all that. In this eastern and western, etiquette are at variance. Henry ‘ Smith ’ s ;v NE WS OFFICE (Late s; W. GOTT ’ S,) “ WILL BE FOUND L.-i n .. m. Supplies, ALSO A FINE. LINE OF STATIONERY, Dolls, Express Wagons, Y elocipedes. Carts, &c. HARIONICAS AM TIOLIK STRISSS Tissue Paper and Material for making Paper Flowers. FRUITS, NUTS, and a choice line of COIFICTIOMRY. Pipes, Tobacco & Cigars, Agent for Mme. Demorest and Harpers ’ Bazaar Patterns. KBNR-Y SMITH, CHATHAM - - - NY. IE? lElT lAElET AT THE'OLD-STAND, Opp. B. & A. Depot, CHATHAM,. N. %. Meats of all Kinds. Everything first-class at the Lowest Prices Give me a Trial Order. M. F.MOWB, F foi *'. Halstead & Pierson A DEALERS IN COAL and WOOD, Ofiiee and Yard near Geo. E. Drmm & Go. ’ ‘ £ CHATHAM, N Y. AND MANUFACTURERS OF RAILBOAl}, ' -51 MACHINERY, BUILDING, M ill and B rass C astings SOIL PIPE. PLOWS, V. ' ’ ''--as CULTITATOES, HORSEPOWERS, CASTINGS, Etc. Light Iron Castings, - ' -5 % Warranted True to Pattern Soft, Sound and Smooth. LOW PRICES ON CONTRACTS. Gwrespondence Solicited. •• ■ W. H. BARNES DRUGGIST. a - A FULL LINE OF PURE DRUGS, 'K'lW V I B. & A. depot O BS- . \ST. vR&W. A. ELLIOTT, SCHOOL ST., - - CHATHAM, N.Y., Pay the Highest Cash Price for WOOL, HIDES, SKINS, &£. Agricultural Cattle Salt, Sole Leather, Soft Soap, etc. Soap Exchanged for Grease. Sole Leather cut in quantities to suit purchasers If you want anything in the line of Building Material . of the best steak, including \ Pine, Hemlock . . \ and'Spruce Lumber. Doors, Sashes, Blinds, Shingles, ' Lime, Cement, Hair, Glass, ‘ ' .i?utty» &e., at reasonable prices, call on JOHM : W, BOIir&HT, . ’ (Successor to S. & J. W. BoitgKt.) CHATHAM, - - N. Y did she would have to invite you to mine. Jane Lowclass — Oh, no, she needn ’ t. I will come without an invitation. — Golden Days;' //YYiLLIi An Elephant ’ s Stomach. It is told fora true story that Professor Beguin and Dr. Godfrey dissected the car ­ cass of the elephant Alice, burned in the fire fit the Bamum & Bailey winter quarters in November. In the stomachtwas found over rocket knife, four cane 800 pennies, part of a pocket! erulef a piece of lead pipe and sorii e pebbles. Plant Stimulants. . If you wish a good stimulant for house plants supply them well with liquid manure water. If you . cannot obtain this, you will find the suds from the weekly wash of great advantage, for making flowers grow. The effect will be remarkable. :; . Agree with People When You-Can. 1 A disagreeable trait to be guarded against is the habit peculiax tb some pepple of always being on the opposite side of a question. Cali ; attention to the good ’ points of a book, a person, a public movement, a work of art, or what not, arid this individual is .ever ready to'mterpose, “ Yes — but ” - — Application to Check Bleeding. A solution of chloroform in cold water aj> plied to bleeding or wounded parts is, among recent means in use for checlong the flow of blood. ' ' ‘ i The Well Bred Girl. . \ A social authority gives prominence to ; the following as things of which a well bred /girl is never guilty: • ! She never laughs or talks loudly in public [places.. T;,-, : : She never turns around to look after any one when walking on the street. She never accepts a seat from a gentleman in a street car without thanMrig him; She never -takes more than a single glass oi wine at a dinner or entertainment. She neyez; timbs, other young ladies, even ii they happen to be less popular or well favored than herself. FISHAN^MEATMARKET,: DEALERS IN She; never raises her lorgnette and . tries to stare people she doesn ’ t know out of counten ­ ance on the street. Constantly on hand. Extra Care Taken in Compound­ ing Physician ’ s Prescriptions. ■ ■ V a :-'?; '. T- TOILET ARTICLES, Consisting of HAIR, NAJIi/TOOTM, TXESH, ■T/ ’ .'M. PERFUMERY, SOAPS, FACE POWDER, COSMETICS, &c., &e., &e. TRUSSES, Supporters and Shoulder Braces. SURGEON, BATE and uARRIAGE_ .■ -gj Sponges and Chamois Skins,; . AN ELEGANT LINE OF LIBRARY, , STAN$, HAND and NIGHT LAMPS, just received, which we are offering at VERY LOW PRICES. Headquarters for ; ; Painters? Supplies . . . V; — AND ----- Artists? Materials of every description.- Also Imbricating and ^ Illuminating Oils. , Remember the Place, if&tii CONKLE & MOREY ’ S Central square, - - Chatham, N. Y. 49 Mam St., Chatham, N. X. > mm

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