Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 17, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta
A Woman's Tact WHOLE day for the gasps the busy housewife, al- together, unwilling to lavish sot. much- time on'-one article out of 'a but "pillows are pre7 cious in the. estimation -of ,the careful householder, and eight or .ten hours spent upon the family supply of pillows once a year will prove anything but a _ waste of time. They require vbep.ting.-.with beater, neither cut the'scam nor wear the ticking, "out if done on a. cry. day., will .clear, out. almost as! much of the collected (and with.lt a- fair supply of'germs) as" mod- ern .yacuuax.prowisa.. ._ __ is resorted to wheji old tick- ing covers have been removed and are still, strong anj firm enough for contin- ued use. "U'ilb a hand brush, 'a liberal supply 'of lather ,13 rubbed 'into the ticking. Which is spread out table, preferably put-of-doors. aria which later is scrubbed force' 'and then rinsed through several cold, clear w'aters and sunned to the point of absolute dry- Pillow.? themselves may. according to the latest authority, be treated--simi- larly with the exc'-ptlon- of the com- plete rhise; for it well' to remember that there arc- feathers within and that it is well therefore to use more semi- lather ancl less rinse water, adding a fair quantity of ammonia, for cleans- ing Pillows thus treated are Jiung in the op'en air and the hottest sun to firy day after day umil their feathers are dry without a shadow of a, doubt. Cover your own hair with fine tarlatan "When, you -transfer feathers to a new ticking cover, and observe the time-hon- ored custom of banting the new pillow- case to the' end of the olu before rip- ping the old seam. This may save a pound or two of feathers and. incident- ally, the temper of the housewife. Such' work Is" done on a damp day. and those who are fearful of the airy 'down and its quite Terrible pervasive quality wHl re- pair to an unused cellar, where the damp air keeps down- the flying feath- ers. The spool as a ventilator win take the place ofjg. small patent if inserted in the same .way in each corner. Kip open a tiny space. in the seam, insert an empty spool and sew .the seam .round its center as. quickly and firmly as pos- sible with Xo. 36 thread. The small spool urt which buttonhole twist has that, of ..an ordinary size. The feathers will no: corns out. but-a certain. amount of air will enter to freshen the pillow., Cork dust is-' a clear, fining for the couch pillow, as are also old letters torn into small bits. Bran and sawdust are too heavy, while excelsior and-hair are- too hard. Rose 'leaves are a delight balsam pine needles stand- in a class by- themselves. The housekeeper's head should rest., easily after a pillow day that should be just as. important in the great system of keeping-the home in order as the morn-, ing- hours of Mother Kulda, of fairy "tale fame. O CORRECT da'mp make a varnish of one part of shellac to" two parts of naphtha and cover the damp part thoroughly with it. This varnish smell, but it soon wears -and wall is-rendered perfectly impervious to'.damp. .The wall- paper can be .appliedf.in the -usual way once the-wall'-ia-dry. v Lace curtains" should soak for two v hours before w-ash'inV% cold' water to a' been added.' They are- much-easier'to wash this -ids them o-f the'smell of-smoke'and- dust. If _ s. mother would 'but- stop a moment and use her common the very last' ..tiling she would "do wquIcfAbe''t6 let her' child eat' the toffee, date's! nuts, cakes, etc.', which are offered for sale exposed to dirt, dust and .flies-. The simples; protection to a child's health lies just' here, and yet thousands unthinkingly thus put the gravest' dangers into the mouths of their children. A very easy way to 'place coal on a fire at .night to'avoid the-'usual noise, espe- cially in a sickroom, would be to have a blade velvet glove made large and easy (the shape of baby's first glove with just the and one can. then pick up. any size pieco and place it where one needs it without a sound, A hook to hang it on, near the, corner of the mantelpiece would he a sure way of knowing- where" to find it. X EXPERIENCED and observant woman declares that the most im- portant :mbmeht of the day to a man's peace of. mind is the ten minutes his return from the work of the day. At that time one word may change his whole -state of feeling. He .conies home usually tired. Work or the vexations of business during the day have frequently brought him to a point fatigue or nervousness'at which a ye'ry little ..may decide wha't his mood will be for..'the.rest of the even- Of course, the particular disposition of every man going to tell here, just as it does everywhere'else. But the rule will hold good for the average man. The most' important thing for the tactful woman to'do is to wait until she sees some signs- of his temper before she makes any decided move. Don't, above all things, tell him that the plumber has just sent in a terrible bill merely for making that little alteration, talk too much in the beginning- on.any sub- jact. Conversation at the outset is likely to upset anybody who is a little tired after a day's work and who wants the guiet.enjovment of the home. The woman -who follows this advice "will find her evenings pleasanter than if she jumped at the beginning into the heart of things, especially disagreeable thin is. TODAT important pieces of needle- work tapestry mad.e London, after designs by-Burne- Jories.' Long, and .short stitches are used, and wools of different tnick-. nesses are worked in a manner thai _ covers ;the which is of linen. But true "tapestry is' loom worked; is, indeed, the earliest form of weav- ing. a link, between "embroidery and woven cloth. The two processes., of weaving- tapestry have changed but slightly' down the centuries.' At Gobelins the high-warp' loom Is used. The weaver first visits the store- rooms, where thousands of shades in wools and silks are waiting to be se- .lected. There he matches the tints of cartoon from which he.intends to work. He then takes his stand, behind his loom, and after sketching his "de- sign on the warp threads." weaves his colors in and out like basket'work" a little patch of color at a time. t" The low-warp loom is rrvore quicldv worked, and costs considerably than the'high the'result'Is not so perfect. The greatest artists have, devoted 1 their genius' to "the drawing' of. .toons for' tapestry. :The' series of "Acts of the Raphael, hangs-in'the galleries of'the1-'1 and Albert Museum. Charles 1. bought them for on the advice of Rubens. ,.100. after Raphael's death. Tapestries workeg in. Brussels; these cartoons han'g- today'-ih .ican.-.and other sets can be. seen Madrid. Berlin and Vienna. and Ins compatriot Vandyck also made cartoons for the tapestry works winch were established at Mortlakeby I. and flourished, more .or -av- century. t Several tapestries-are also to'be seeniri in the Victoria and Albert .MJuseum in.'V -London. Special mention made of a modern piece. "The" Sea-7'- which was designed, by- Morris, who also wrote the beautiful motto-verse which is Inscribed upon it, and had it woven under his own' eye, To Treat Umbrellas HR "Portrait -of a Young Polish Traveler of 'the-.LysowsUi Regi- more commonly known" i-s- the "Polish .is no-w_ on view a short time at the Carfax gal- lery in London. This gives an oppor- tunity'of seeing one of the less known ancl at the same time one of the most remarkable of Rembrandt's master- pieces. The-picture was paintau about 1G55. The young-, fair-r.airec Pole looks-to- wards the spectator as ho spurs his gray Arab horse to the right. The horse's bridle, the short stirrups and the rider's costume have all something of the oriental fashion. The whole canvas is in warm, glowing color, and R-oUlen evening light, floods fig-ure and landscape. Dr. Bode, the greatest authority' on Ttcmbrandt's art. has written that he "painted this portrn.it such it evidently pecu- liar pleasure .ir.d enjoyment. Broad ar.rl free as a study, it is nevertheless 2. finished picture of richest color arid the most delicate chiaroscuro that has come to us in all its beauty. The lojior-U-gged courser of the steppes, if a little of drawing here and there, is'modeled and character- ized with bold strokes of thi- brush in almost as masterly a fashion as the picturesque figure of the beardless rider. The landscape, though es- sentially used as a background to bring put and the figure, has a beauty of poetic fooling that recalls Lord LansUowne's 'Mill.'" The most impressive thing about the picture is the superb realization of movement, of the easy sway of the rider, who sits his horse so well. If not so- imaginative in !t has R. statuesque dignity that recalls in a way Durer's "Knig-ht. Df.-Uh and the Devil." with its figure on horse-' back and its' landscape background, and the comparison is the more in-' tercsting in view of Dr. Bodc's remark as to drawing. Durer's too. out of 'drawing-, and a oa-o'ni examination of the" engraving w'ni show that "he 'completely altered the ripht leg, without ever taking trouble erase marks of its previous position. A "A merry heart p-oes all the day, A sad tires in a mile, UL.XESS should be a mat- f ter for religious cultivation, as ni-.jch its nofitiity-of-'beisevoience. Tn truth, it is a species of benevolence, as well as invaluable in its reaction- ary effect. Conversely, moodiness and chronic depression are a supreme form of selfishness, unless occasioned by insanity. "We have no more moral right to stand in people's sunlight than we "have to Yob their coat- cel- lars or strangle their .pel canaries- no more right to waste" their' ne.rvc- force and their ..power to drop strychnine in "their coffee. An unreasonable- moper is worse than a minus quantity in algebra, re- ducing and enervating all around him. One of the best short sermons ever written is the poem about -the old woman whose chr.erful disposition transmuted her bare cottag-o and humble faro into a sumptuous least and a lordly "cheerfulness and contentment are twins.. "Cheer- fulness is the strongest chain with which to bind a. husband's aifcctions. bright and rrun-ry before him. no matter what little foxos are destroy- ing the vines in your own pet garden." Novel Hemming Party A GIRT, who was going to be married varied the usu.o3. sewing party by inviting her girlfriends to her in a hemming bee. Towels, napkins, sh towels and tablecloths wore during the pleasant by fruit lemonade an.] on the wide porch, and each guest her own ini- tials in the corner of each article hnmmpd by rharming- reminder in Jays to si Ivor- thimble giver, to e.'ich s'.rl on her arrival kept as a MivinwhSlo tho host- ess found her J'non much fulier tho close thnri at the beginning or her '.....'is party. at each side, connecting- this three with curved lines. The smaller articles are easily- deco- rated by single designs, as shown in the suggestion for stampbox, inkwell top and paper knife. An incorporation of a monograjn or one Initial with a de- sign is always welcomed by those who are fond of a personal marli on their belongings. On' the gray .satinwcod the most YOU visit the exclusive little art shops or exchanges. you Will be al- just a, glimpse of the un- usual. At least, you are generally im- pressed with favor of the one who is in charge, and -while bro-wsing smong- -.the beautiful articles offered' for sale offered other articles can be made. Satinwood is beautiful for this pur- pose, but it is more expensive than other varieties purchasable at art stores or in tho pyrography sections of department, stores. From these designs make a trAdng by means of carbon pap-er, transferring the draw-ir.gs directly to tho wooden form. Tour own ingenuity will enable you to make those sketches suit any be applied where you prefer. Stencil dyes That r.re waterprcnf are suggested, thus insuring a'safe process. The field of color is s.na a touch of gold or waterproof Ink is excellent to o-.itline a design. your eye will light upon xviiatevor repre- sents decoration or utility for your spe- cial hobby. Has any OMP a desk !n her dressing room or in the Uving hall? here is n suggestion your own set.