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BATIK ART WORK.
A New Old Craft That Is Beinj Re-
Batik work is a Pimple process of
tracing designs in melted wax upon
textile fabrics, wood, leather or paper
and then dyeing or staining all other
portions of the work When the col
orinc process is complete the wax is
END OP CKEPE VZ CHINE SCAKP.
cither removed with benzine or by ap
plying a heated iron over blotting pu
per or a soft piece of cloth. All sur
faces covered with batik are imper
vious to dyes or stain, thus a design
in white will be found on a colored
Effective color combinations are ob
tained by applying further designs in
wax on the already colored portions
and repeating the staining process un
til the desired depth of color is ob
tained. There are many methods of
batik suited to a wide range of mate
rials, and a fine batik outfit with
which to carry on the work may be
purchased, including the right dyes
and stains, as well as whitewood ar
ticles already designed. Copies, too.
are provided, and a guidebook giving
explicit directions for the work.
Besides proving a fascinating- pas
time, batik painting may be made a
profitable employment, as well execut
ed specimens bring good prices. To
create a demand for the work and to
secure high prices, each piece made
must represent an individual treat
ment; the very irregularities caused
by the vagaries of the melted wax (not
strictly under the artist's controli tend
toward freedom from conventionality,
and by no other method could like re
sults be obtained.
The illustrations show designs that
r.re exceptionally free from conven
tion. The crepe de chine scarf, for
instance, of silvery gray crape has a
bizarre design in dots and interlacing
circles in white. This effect was se
cured by simply tracing the pattern by
the aid of the batik pencil in the melt
ed wax on white cotton crepe de chine
and sending it to the dyers with the
instructions to clean off the wax after
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COVER POX BLOTTER.
dyeing the material. In the center
there is a little darker color introduced
to give relief to the design. This was
added afterward with pure white wa
ter color stain.
The design for blotter cover in which
the windmill figures is carried out in
blue tones and is most artistic.
Useful Card Prizes.
A recent hostess gave as prizes to a
bridge party a book that had proved a
household friend to her. It was a
manual containing recipes for all sorts
of repairs and stain removing, with
other useful household information.
As the binding of these books was
anything but handsome she covered
each one herself with glazed English
chintz in gay patterns This could be
■wiped off with a damp cloth when
She had the title of the book printed
on a decorative label and pasted on
the outside cover.
The cost of these prizes was small
and they will prove of last in- use
to the women who receive them.
Almost every housekeeper has one
such book by which she goes, and the
idea of making it artistic and giving
it to her friends should prove euticiu^
Chicken a la King.
Molt four tablespoonfuls of butter in
n chafing dish. Add half a preen pep
per, chopped fine, and cook three or
four minutes without allowing the but
ter to brown. Add two level table-
Bpoonfuls of Hour and half a teas;
ful of salt and cook until frothy
Theu add one pint of cream and stir
until the sauce thickens. Set over hut
water and add half a cup of button
mushrooms, cut in halves, and two and
one-half cupfuls of cooked chicken, cut
in cubes, also paprika if desired. Serve
THE POPULAR TURBAN.
All the Girls Ape Wearing This Natty
The popular little worsted turbans
girls arc wearing for outing nowadays
are made in the following way:
Materials—Three skeins eight fold
Germantown. amber crochet hook No.G.
Ch. means chain, tr. c. means treble
Ch. 3, join to a ring.
First row—Ch. 3. make 15 tr. c. in
ring, join into 3rd eh.
Second row—Ch. '2, insert hook into
Ist eh. draw up a loop, insert hook
into first tr. c. using both loops at ton
TCKBAN IN STAB STITCH.
of stitch, draw up a loop, yarn over
hook draw through all stitches on
hook, eh. 1. (This eh. 1 forms an eyei
Now, X insert hook in the eye. draw
up a loop, insert hook in back loop of
stitch, draw up a loop, insert hook in
next tr. c, draw up a loop, yarn over
hook, draAv through all stitches on
hook. eh. 1. Repeat from X all around
Third row—lnsert hook into last eye.
insert hook into back loop of stitch, in
stTt hook into 2nd eh. at beginning of
previous row, insert hook into top loop
of first stitch of previous row (5 loops
on hook), yarn over hook draw through
all loops on hook. eh. 1, then make a
star stitch by inserting hook into eye
of stitch, insert hook into back of
stitch, insert hook into back loop of
next stitch, insert hook into eye of
next stitch, yarn over hook, draw
through all stitches on book, eh. 1.
Make another star stitch, then widen
To widen, insert hook in eye of
stitch, insert into back loop, insert in
to the same eye where last stitch was
made (4 loops on hook), yarn over
hook and draw through all loops on
hook. eh. 1.
Continue this way, making 2 star
stitches, and one widening, all around
Fourth row—Make 3 stars and widen
all around row.
Fifth row—Make 4 stars and widen
all around row. Now work round and
round, making 6 rows without any
Then make two rows of single cro
chet, using the same color as the
Now. to make the border, turn the
work, and. working on the wrong side,
make 6 rows of star stitches. This
throws the border on the right side,
when it is turned up.
Finish with one row of single cro
To make the button for top of cap,
eh. 3 join, make 8 single crochets in
Now make 2 single crochets in each
of the 8 just made.
In the next row make X 2 s. c. in
first stitch. 1 s. c. in next. Repeat
from X around row.
Now make 2 rows of s. c. without
Then make 1 s. c. in every other
stitch until there are no stitches left.
Of No Use to Him.
Two old settlers sat smoking in a
cabin far away in the backwoods. No
woman's hand had ever desecrated
that sanctum, and grime reigned su
preme and triumphant. The conver
sation veered round from state politics
"Yaas," said the elder of the two,
with a drawl, "I did get one o' them
there cookbooks wunst. but I could
never do nothing with it."
"How was that?" inquired the other.
"What was the hitch?"
"Waal," was the answer, "every one
o' them receits begun in the same way
with the same v.-ords. Every one o'
'em started off with 'take a clean dish'
—and I never got no further."
And he slowly replaced his old black
clay pipe in his mouth and fell to
ruminating sadly on the narrow out
look on the world of human beings as
displayed by authors of cookery books
A Clever Stunt.
It is not generally known that a
slice of lemon put into the copper
when boiling clothes will make them
beautifully white and take all the
wains out of pocket handkerchiefs and
children's dresses. Cut the lemon
writh the rind into slices and let it re
main in the boiler till the clothes are
ready to come out.
Asbestos Iron Holder.
Iron holders made from a piece of as
bestos the desired size and covered
with drilling or heavy unbleached mus
lin are light and keep out heat There
should be a ring or loop sewed to one
corner to hang the holder.
CQLFAX GAZETTE, COLFAX, WASHINGTON, MAY 19, I9il.
SAVED THE SHIP'S CREW.
Daring Rescue by a Heroic Newfound-
Sir Edward Morris, prime minister
of Newfoundland, tells in the Wide
World magazine a remarkable story of
heroism on the part of a Newfound
land fisherman. The name of this man
was George Harvey, and he resided In
a low. rocky island, a few miles east
of Cape Hay.
In those clays tlie emigrant ships to
Canada were crowded with p-'issen
pers. In the autumn of 1832 the brig
Dispatch, bound to Quebec, with 103
<ouls. in a pale of wind, struck a mck
about three miles from Harvey's home,
lie heard the signals of distress and
immediately launched his boat, with
his boy of twelve, his jrirl of seventeen
and his dog. and tried to get out to
the wreck. On the deck of the doom
ed ship were crowded the crew and
passengers, in imminent peril of their
lives. A terrible sea raged between
his boat and the wrecked ship, but
across that awful waste of water the
gallant fisherman and his brave chil
dren urged their frail skiff. To get
close to the stranded ship was to court
instant destruction, and the task of
saving those on board seemed well
nigh hopeless, but Harvey's noble
Newfoundland dog. with marvelous in
telligence, seemed to understand what
was required of him and at a signal
from his master sprang out of the
boat and swam toward the ship. The
seas overwhelmed him and drove him
back, but he persevered and finally
came near enough. The sailors threw
him a rope, which he gripped with his
sharp teeth, and at last he got back to
his master and was drawn into the
boat almost dead from exhaustion.
Communication was now established
between the ship and Harvey's skiff,
and with the most laborious efforts ev
ery soul was saved.
LIGHT AND THE EYES. ~
It's the Amount Rather Than the In-
tensity of the Rays That Hurts.
It is not so much the intensity of the
light focused on the retina as it is the
quantity received by that sensitive or
gan that causes retinal fatigue or
worse. In the great snow fields of
the arctic regions the nalives protect
their eyes from the glare of the snow
by goggles made of hollowed pieces of
wood in which they have made small
holes to look through. These, says the
Optical Review, reduce the quantity of
the light which passes into their eyes
with consequent relief from the glare.
So, to", if we look through a minute
piuhole disk at the sun we can endure
the very bright light much longer than
when we look with the naked eyes. If
we look at a distant electric arc lighi
there is no retinal fatigue, while if we
look at the same light from a short
distance there is great discomfort, and
yet the two retinal images are of equal
brilliancy, only in the first case this
image is very much smaller than in
the second case—that is. the quantity
of light is very much different
Then there is the flaming electric
light which is now to be found in nil
of the large cities of the country. This
light is much less brilliant than that
of the arc light, and yet its size is so
great that this more than makes up
the difference, and it is therefore very
glaring and uncomfortable to look at.
In skiascopy it is possible to use a
very intense light if it is made small
in area, for the reasons above stated.
There was not much to be gained
from the witness on the stand, who
seemed to have a wonderful faculty
for holding his tongue, but the lawyer
tried once more.
"You say your boat picked up the
accused at 0 o'clock 'or thereabouts,' "
he said. "It has been stated that he
jumped overboard nearly an hour be
fore that time. Tell me, Captain Samp
son, how he appeared to you when you
picked him up. If you had been re
quired to give an opinion of him theu
what would you have said?"
'"A'ell, I'll tell ye honest." said the
captain, when he had disposed of a
portentous yawn. "I sh'd 'ye saHl he
was one of the wettest men, if not the
wettest man, that ever I see!"— Youth's
A Tiger Flower.
There have recently been exhibited
in Paris some living specimens of a
curious insect brought from Rangoon
by a well known French naturalist.
It is a species of mantis, and its body
and legs are both shaped and colored
to resemble a beautiful flower. Lying
in wait for butterflies under a spray
of leaves, it looks like an azure blos
som, with a black spot in the center
exactly resembling the tube of a corol
la. The hinder part of the body is
drawn ont into a long green stalk.
Butterflies and other insects are read
ily deceived by this mimic, and the
instant they touch it its claws seize
them.—St. Louis Republic
A Persian Cynicism.
The Persians have a very cynical
proverb on matrimony that runs: "He
that ventureth on matrimony is like
unto one who thrusteth his hand into
a sack containing many thousands of
serpents and only one eel. Yet if the
prophet so will it he may draw forth
Like the Moon.
"He's a star after dinner speaker,
"A star? lie's a moon."
"The fuller the brighter."—Toledo
The only failure a man ought to fear
is failure in cleaving to the purpose he
<ees to be best.—George Elict.
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jf^ Agents Little Beauty Waists for Children (~> ]£ \\ 7 1
y Ladies' H^me Journal Patterns Wash. ft
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The Leading Tailor Colfax, Wash.
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Hutchison's Art Studio
Picture Frames, Art Supplies
E. R. Hutchison, Commercial Photographer Endicott
Are You Open
to Conviction ?
STUDY the style of the
Suit shown here. A
light, cool, comfortable,
summery Suit that poppessses
grace and refinement unusual
in Warm Weather Togs.
"Lamm" Tailoring is respon
sible. You will find every one
of our styles equally as differ
ent from the ordinary.
IF YOU WANT TO KNOW
what's new in fabrics and Btyle,
juet drop around and look us
over. There are Fashion
Plates to get acquainted with
and FOUR HUNDRED SAM
PLES of the newest patterns
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xx Stock and Farming xx
' ' and three year lease on 1130 acres, XX
- ' <>00 acres in spring wheat, balance XX
£* of the land already plowed for sum- XX
XX mer fallowing this year, three mile* XX
XX from good town, land has the very XX
XX bent improvements and layn in one V \
XX body, well watered. 20 head of yy
XX work horses, ranging about 1300. yy
Xx 2 colts 1 year old, 1 excellent cow. *v
xx 1 heifer, 6 hogs, 3 brood sows. 7 XX
' ' dozen chickens, household (roods, 3 XX
£± Rood wagons, 1 gang plow, 2 sets of XX
XX harrows, 1 drill, 1 header with XX
XX header b xes, 1 hack, 1 complett. XX
XX blacksmith outfit and all kinds of VY
XX tools needed on the farm. All this yy
XX i» for sale if taken at once. Price yy
i XX «\0 500-16000 will handle it. and **
XX will take » mortgage back on the £*
v stock and crop. XX
XX «We *|BO £» t« 8« ««Tes, 2* mile* XX
££ from Hay Station, with some in,- XX
XV *9^n mentß/ Weli water- P"ce XX
XX $2500, mortgage of $1000 can run XX
XX or 10 years at 6£ per cent. Will XX
XX trade equity for house and lot ir, yy
XX <;'•»« cl.«e to the center of town, yy
Xx Thwjand is east of Hay Station ~j
XX ? D?. 19 Partl»Jly fenced hog tight XX
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