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Friday, December 2, 1910.
Fourth Street IttsWliis own Iand. I WAS jubt alter dinner in tlie Just wed home. Mr. J. had settled down In a comfortable chair In the lrrtng-eoom was perusing the evening paper. Mrs J. appeared to be busy With something or other at her desk over in the corner—figuring out the market al lowance, Mr. J. supposed. "I was so disappointed today, Homer," paid Mrs. Justwcd presently. "Yon know the iron bed that Moinmer gave us for the extra room upstairs?" "Um-in-m," grunted Mr. J., deep in his paper. "Well." continued Mrs. J., oblivious to Homer-dear's vague reply, "well, I went downtown this morning and bought a nice new cat of white enamel for It—and some paint brushes. You can Imagine yourself what an improvement that will make, can't you?" "Um-in-m," vouchsafed Mr. J., without skipping a single word In the article on the sport page he was reading. "All the way home I was thinking what a fine surprise It would be for you when you got home this evening to find the bed all spick and span and fresh—as though it had Just come out of the shop. And then what do you think happened?" "Uni-m-m." said Mr. J., keenly inter ested In—his paper! "Why, when I called up Robert—the man of all work at the end of the block, you know—he was out on another Job and couldn't possibly do It until the day after tomorrow! I was so disappointed I could have cried! Isn't that just always the way!" "Um-m-m," agreed Mr. J., his attention concentrated upon folding the paper across and taming It without losing his place. "Homerl" This was no mild statement, nor was it said In a conversational tone. Indeed, exasperation was apparent In Mrs. J.'s voice. "Um-m—ohl" exclaimed Mr. J., waking with a start and looking up from the news. "I beg your pardon, Blossom, I was so Interested In this football article that I "That you can't tell me one word I've said to you in the past five minutes—not even if your life depended upon It!" In terrupted Mrs. J., tartly. Mr. J. grinned. "Well, the game's next Saturday, you know. Blossom, and I'm—but I do re member hearing yon say something about a ted." "Pine!" said Mrs. J- sarcastically. "Perhaps In a little while it'll be so I can encourage myself with the fact that yon are hearing every tenth word I say!" "Oh, now, see here, Blossom," laughed Mr. J., with a vast show of good nature, "I wouldn't get angry, If I were you. I'm in the wrong and I'm rude and—and— anything you like. Now, see, I'll pni aside the paper. What were you saying, mv dear?" So Mrs. J. repeated her tale of disap pointment. Mr. J., eager to atone for his Inatten tion, suddenly became Interested. "I think it was very fortunate Robert was busy," he said decisively. "What Is your own husband for—If not to do Just such things as that around the bouse?" Mrs. J. gasped. "Exactly!" continued Mr. J. "Why that is half the Joy of living in a bouse—to be The Irons should be clenn and smooth. The board should be covered with a cloth in which there are no seams or patches, as these make shiny creases and streaks In any garment pressed over them—a thjBg especially jadeslrablejn^ fine linen SPECIAL BARGAINS IN BLACK BROADCLOTH AND KERSEY COATS Black imported Broad cloth coats made in the newest styles, lined with guaranteed satin or fancy silk lining, 54 to 56 inches in length. During this sale we offer them at following bar gain prices. $40.00 Quality $24.50 $30.00 Quality 19.75 $25.00 Quality 17.50 $20.00 Quality 12.50 $15.00 Quality 10.00 $10.00 Quality 7.75 Black Kersey Coats. These come in extra heavyweights. $30.00 Quality now $19.75 $25.00 Quality now 17.50 $20.00 Quality now 12.5 0 W Show a Large Assortment of Children's Coats at Hal Price one's own handy man, ,\- KUOW: In fact, my dear, I Just dote on fixing and fooling and tinkering around. Besides, what's the use of paying out 50 cents or a dollar to Robert, when I can do it myself? I want you to feel, Blossom, that such things are np to me. Now, I dare say, there are several other things to be done—Just little odds and ends here and there, you know. Allright. I'll tackle that bed first and then finish up the rest. Just leave them to me!" Mrs. Justwed was simply delighted. "Oh, will you, Homer!" she exclaimed rapturously. "Why I never dreamed you could do&ttle Jobs around the house. I Imagined yon fairly hated to do them! Fine! I'll get the paint and the brushes and yon can begin right away!" Mr. J. coughed apologetically. •••Well—er—a—well," he procrastinated, "not Just this very minute. Blossom. Let me finish my paper first. Why, once I get started, I'll fix It all up in a Jiffy." Mrs. J.'S countenance Indicated disap proval, but she wisely refrained from ex pressing I Instead, she remarked, hope fully: "Very well, Homer, I'll go upstairs and get things ready." Mr. J. filled up his pipe and turned rest fully to the evening paper again. In his own good time he laid It aside, turned down the gas and climbed the stairs. "Ah," he exclaimed Jovially as he en tered the room and beheld Mrs. Justwed just completing the task of covering the floor all about the bed with old news papers. "Now I'm ready. Just watch me make a better Job of it than Robert ever dreamed of doing—and without charge, too, madam!" "Why in the world have you put ail these old papers around? To keep the paint from dropping on the rug? Oh, I see. Well, one would imagine I were about to paint a battleship from the number of them. Ha-ha! What': Put on my old trousers? Now, see here. Blos som,, I know how to paint without splotching things all up—this isn't the first time I've wielded a paint brush!" And forthwith, Mr. J. set to work. That is, on the can. The top wouldn't come off! After breaking a finger nail be followed Mrs. Justwed's suggestion of To Make Ironing Easy. VVBHE N a woman does her own Iron I Ing she should first make sure that INr she Is dressed comfortably. A looser and thinner blouse than usual Is of much advantage in the warm work. When the work Is completed it is best to change to the regular apparel. If there Is a big day's work it Is wise to have an old cushion upon which to stand. No one knows how much It will rest the tired feet unless she has tried it. or woolen goods. An old flannel sheet Is very good thing to tack on the ironing-board, with a light cotton one for the removable one, as It can be easily washed. A piece of beeswax tied up in a rag, to rub quickly over the bottom of a flatlron, will keep It smooth and insure Its gliding over the clothes readily, especially if they are starched ones. If seams are pressed over a broomstick or any rounded edge, care being taken to keep them straight, there will be no shining streak to msrk their length, as Is often the case when the pressing Is done upon a flat surface, for nothing can strike the wood but the point of DECEMBER CLEARANCE SALE HATS A $3.50 Worth $7.50 to $10.00 Millinery Dept. Bargains For this sale we have bought and added from stock a beautiful assort ment of hats worth $7.50 to $10.00, at $3.50 using—not the scissors—but his pocket knife! At the third attempt the topall came off—but the botjom half of the blade dropped into the paint! Mr. J. ruefully regarded his broken knife and swore softly under his breath. He seized a brush and dipped it gin gerly in the can, then applied it to the side of the bed. It left a thill, watery streak of white behind It. "All It needs is a little stirring up, Homer," said Mrs. J. "The thick part has simply settled at the bottom. Mr. J. looked up—annoyed lint said nothing. He sank the brush deep Into the can and--the paint splurted ".p In his fucel "Dcmmlt!" he growled. "Oh, don't use the brush to stir If," re marked Mrs. J. "See, the handle is all smeared with It. I know just the thing —here's an old piece of corset steel!" "Humph!" grumbled Mr. J. "Whoever heard of stirring paint with a corset steel!" He wiped off the handle with news paper— which stui-l to Ills lingers-and made another pass ut the bed. All went well—for a while. An entire side of the bed was given a llrst coat without a drop of paint being spilled anywheres except on the paper right around the can. But there proved to be the rub! For. in returning to the enn for fresh wet ting of the brush, Mr. J. unknowingly trod right on one of the splashes. Now, there never was paint made that wouldn't stick to shoe leather when trod upon, and there never was newspaper made that wouldn't stick to paint. And, be it further stated, there never was a can of paint that wouldn't upset when frtatofffi OworkinandsightaltoanorIchattin,gowitf, NLY a few years ag was un common see group women seated about a large frame with thei might tying knots sewing each other. This was the quilting party of other days, and this sewing art is probably the only remaining one of our great-grandmothers. Quilting Is now hav ing a revival. Woman arc again taking it up. and the patch-work quilt will soon be as popular as It ever was. But the quilting revival Is no fad. It will Inst longer than the present fad for the old fashioned rag carpets. Of course, qullt moklng of the twentieth century lacks much of the old time pristine romance because of Its setting. To the gentle woman of other days the quilting fes tivities were ranked among the real pleas ures In the restful Colonial days of hos pitality. The quilts of our great-grandmothers, after lying for years in the cedar chests, have been taken out and now rank with the other treasures of the household. In the days when these quilts were made Milady, whether a noblewoman or of low ly degree, was skilled In the art of using the needle. The bed coverings, made as they were from patches of all sorts and designs, were Indeed works of art, each stitch a masterpiece in itself. In many of the old time quilts no two stitches were ever alike in form or color, and they might well be termed "crazy quilts." For some reason the women of now have paused in the rush to take up the bygone art of yesterday, and feminine fingers are again growing nimble at knot ting, sewing and threading needles about the quilting frame. Scraps and patches are again being arranged into intricate patterns such as "The California Tree," "The Tulip," "The Log Cabin" and "The Sunrise." Pstterns of 75 and 100 years ago are being closely followed, and the same onaagement of the varl-cokwed patches Is being adopted. In the oldin times, months and even years were taken up in the making of a quilt, especially when such a compli- BISMARCK DAIL7 TRIBUNE We are offering extra price reduc- tions in Suits, Ladies' and Misses' Coats, and Children's Coats Owing to the lateness of the season we find we hav^i more garments than we ought- to have and our •'motto" not to carry any goods over until next season. Your Choice of Any Childrens Coats, Sizes From 6 Years Up to 1 4 Years at Half Price. JLXW. LUCAS COMPANY as the piece of paper beneath it Is sud denly Jerked along with a foot to wjvlch It is attached. The particular paint in the Justwed's extra room proved no ex ception to these rules either. •latching her •Uli!" cried Mrs. J. heart. "Confound it!" roared told yon in,! to put these over the Moor!" "Pick it up! Pick gnsped Mrs. J. Homer dear. "I du.ru old papers It up—quick!" Homer-dear stooped down Instantly, grabbed the can and righted it. After all, only about half of It had spilled o\er -for paint is rather thick, you know. Then he rose to his feet. Hut he carried with him a hefty wud of pape.'. He had knelt on one of the splotches. "Ob, Homer!" shrieked Mrs. J. "1 told you to change your clothes! That suit Is ruined—simply ruined:" "Told me to!" thundered Homer-dear. ••That's just it! liver since I began you've been telling me how to do it! If you'd let me alone this would uever have happened. That's the way with you women- you always know how to tell some one else to do a thing.' No# you go to your room and let me Mulsh this in peace!" Mrs. J. obeyed though she did get in the lust word going out of the door. An hour later Mr. .1. called her to In spect the work. The bed was white and glistening and shining. "it looks dandy!" breathed Mrs. J., gaily, stooping to examine it closely. Mr. J. smiled. "Why —why—what's this?" exclaimed Mrs. J. "Look at these hairs all over It! They've come out of the brush!" "Hairs? Itrusli?" gasped Mr. J. "Letbe me look at them. Um-m-m-m—how much did you pay for this brush, ten cents?—what! Hurr-r-r-r! You tell Rob ert to come up here tomorrow- and the next time there's any painting to be done he'll do It—ten cents!—burr-r-!" CARVKL CALVERT HAM.. cated design as the "Tulip" is followed. The leisure moments, though they be many, are hardly enough to allow such a work to be finished in a short time, and Milady of Today finds she has too little time to work her quilt when it is once started and the work becomes Interest ing. Quilting Is quite as intricate as the making of blocks or squares. There are few women of today who understand the method of quilting and the elaborate stitches used in the old days, unless she has inherited a liking for the work and has learned It from mother or grand mother. But, on the other band. If one is energetic and searches hard and long she may find some quaint old colors or patterns. Probably the most popular design of quilt Is tbe "Log Cabin." This pattern Is quite simple, but nst altogether easy to make. Tbe patches are arranged in blocks, tbe smaller ones at the top, gradually dropping to tbe longer and larger ones at tbe bottom. Many of these sets of blocks are found in a sin gle quilt. The origin of tbe "Log Cabin" quilt la a mystery, swallowed up I I remodeling and changing of winter clothes Is often a necessity wit ninny women, especially where material Is In good condition. Till* work very often repays the industrious sewer who Is adept with the needle, as it can lie accomplished at hoiii" without expenditure -or the expenses are of the smallest variety, of course, new materials anil trimmings HKI, but these are nothing when compared to the pur chase of .•MI entirely new outfit. In I he event of remodeling a very lino suit or frock, when the work is done ut home Hie outlay may be several dol lars, but this is justifiable especially when the remodeled garment when finished re sembles a new frock. Here is un Instance of what may be done with the needle by the busy housewife. ,\ handsome silk voile, or silk or satin skirt, slightly trim med and untrained, can be easily remod eled. The changes can be made al the bodice, which is slightly high-walsted. or at the long. e|os-fitting sleeves. If the materials are good there 1- a splendid offering for successful remodeling. When a dress needs cleaning It should be sent to one of the best dry-cleaning establishments. Then the skirt should lie ripped olT the baud and a new one put on at exactly the normal waist line. At or a little below the knees the skirt can banded, not too tightly. This banding should not hamper tne wearer la walk ing, but should draw in the skirt Just to the co'reet lim-s. The band Is first pinned all the way around, and the full ness is properly adjusted before it Is sewed on, for if it pulls to one side or the other the effect is bad. Oft"n new In the past, but If has been shown that patterns of this variety came over In the Mayflower. "The Tree of Paradise" Is another favorite pattern, outside of the appi .,u« ••lass. It la made of triangle-shaped pieces of given diambray gingham alter nating with white, cut uniformly with the green. Next comes the "Sunrise" pattern of yellow-nil calico, combined with white. "The Tulip" pattern is :i-h a complicated one that a beginner in the work will hardly undertake It. Debutantes, as well as the girls in the colleges, have taken up the fad of quilt ing. "Fudge parties" have given way to "(pulltlng bees," as they are some times called. Tlie girl who has had sev eral seasons In society has found time to copy one or more of these old quilts to add to tbe linen nnd lace lingerie in her "treasure chest." But probably the most amazing thing about the quilts is that they are used on the outside of the bed, and they have quite superseded tie cover of ruffled Swiss or the eounler pnne. Where they harmonize with'the decorations nothing could be prettier in the home. The snowy pillowcases, not shams, trimmed with heavy crocheted linen lace nnd showing a tiny raised letter or monogram are indeed a fitting accompaniment to tbe quilts of our great grandmothers. Fancy stitches tend a great deal to ward making tbe old-time quilt attrac tive. These stitches are in such num bers that there is no need for tbe quilter to originate her own. Then, with tlie different colors of embroidery cotton, tbe effect of the blocks and tbelr bor ders Is unique. Many women prefer to use a different stitch around each block of tbe quilt. This, of course, makes a great deal of extra work, but the re sult pays for the time taken np. All sorts of zlg-sag lines, curves, blocks, triangles, flowers and odd designs form stitches, ana the sewing on of these ts a feature in itself. Often a stitch Is mads In two colors, one half In one and the remainder in another color. Then tbe thread can be blended with the other material. facing or braid .1 .1 nboiit the bot torn. Kip the sleeves anil yoke nut of the bod I lie. Tress lightly on the wrong side with I a warm iron and shirr the fullness into the shoulder seams Instead of plaiting It. At the same time allow the shoulders to measure ns long as the back will allow. Shirr the fullness just below the bust line into a smooth-titling space of about three Inches and then cover with a band matching that of the skirt. Hut the lat ter should be narrower and have the puf fing go all the way around. The neck should be finished with either a yoke or standing collar. If the "V" cuts out a little too low set a piece of lace in underneath at tlie bot tom. F,O that It (omes up from the point of the cut out place just two Indies, and then finish It straight across the top. This gives one of the best effects and makes the neck look just right. A facing and no trimming can finish the neck, or there can be a trimming matching the handing on the rest of the frock. The sleeves should be nit off so that when they are faced they will end Just above the elbow. Set In an undersleeve, plain or closeflttlng, which ends a little below the elbow. Tbe sleeves of the dress materlnl should be finished just like the neck, nnd It Is a good Idea to slash the upper sleeve up the outside little way. The trimming Is then n' lowed to outline the slashed part. The bodice can be pieced down to meet the band to which the skirt is attached. If necessary. Then make a crushed girdle of satin in the same or contrasting roll v, A dress lemodeled in this manner dors involve a great deal of labor or expense, and It should be Just as good as new when the work is completed. It will easily do for another winter sea son, and the woman who Is handy with a needle can o,-ighiate her own Ideas as PImported plain silk stocking, according to the wishes of the wearer. They are also embroidered in any cc}*r to please the wearer, or to match the color of the gown. The beads are both large and small, silver, steel and gold being used. Others are made of the colored woods and jet is much used In tbe darker decorations. Many of the patterns are light and of a lacy design. They last a long time, as all the work is done by hand. Plain silk stockings, black, of a fine quality are embroidered In imitation pearls, the little beads being put on in straight lines, five or seven rows up and down the Instep. Small brilliants are occa sionally added to the embroidery, either at regular intervals or at the end of a row. A great deal of gold and silver Is used *Jk* entered •toofclngs, pat on OF READY-TO WEAR GARMENTS This Sale is for ONE WEEK ONLY Ladies suits at 1 2 Price Ladies and Misses Fancy HEAVY WINTER COATS in fancy Tweed, Cheviot, heavy reversible plaid effects, tastily trimmed and man tailored, 54 and 56 in. lengths $40.00 and $35.00 Quality a $ 2 4 5 0 $32 00 and $30 Quality 2 2 0 0 $25.00 and $22.50 Quality a 1 7 5 0 $20.00 and $17.50 Quality a 1 2 5 0 $10.00 and $12.50 Quality a 7 7 5 $7.50 and $9.50 Quality at 6 5 0 $50.00 Suits at 2 5 0 0 $45.00 Suits at 2 2 5 0 $40.00 Suits at 2 0 0 0 $35.00 Suits at 1 7 5 0 $30.00 Suits at 1 5 0 0 $25.00 Suits at 12.5 0 $20.00 Suits at 10.0 0 $15.00 Suits at 7.50 fl«inodoniii|j (JU(JofiiGS^ Winter CthKh Three "Bismarck N.V. to the trimming nnd small things. Ths ripping of garment should always be done with Kinnll. sharp-pointed scissors. A good light should be seleded for the work, and a slow worker very seldom injures a piece of cloth by clipping It A ith tho scissors. Another great aid Is the stiletto, of bene or other material. \Vlir:i stitches have been cut for some distance, use do stiletto to pull tlieru out, as it Is. much safer than using the point of a pit .• a pair of scissor*. K.very single thread should I i' picked out and puim should taken with the small ends that fail t'. come cut with the use of Me stiletto The garment should be thorough!* brushed, shaken and cleaned. When then are only a few soiled placer !'.• attempt -an lie made to remove them at li i\ but where there uiv a number of .»•: spots the garment should be taken to the dry cleaner. When the bottom of a white or I: mimed skirt of any soiled try placing It Ini bowl and covering plentifully with v. hit. Hub this In gently cover with addiln.ii.il in powdered over night or as though i-• oli'll mate! i.:l l:i!'-e e.ir iici soib-i! pace- i!i !i"tii side ,• ::1. Then -h.-il u-ax and allow it st:• r. longer. Then rub ire lung In water, .-bal.e c.i: thoroughly ami bn:: the en .:\v. When cleaning jet a favorite ti itnming on dre-scs at the pro-i-nt time re'novc all the dust witli a soft brush, and -.vliore I the surface large enough to v. arrant the trouble take a piece of cotton dippe-i In a little sweet oil and touch up ••be places. Then rub lightly with a '_.cve of old kill g!o\e to uive nddeil luster .let Is often quite brittle, and care should he taken in the work. A study should also be made of t'-i- weaves and the ways of handling tlie different kinds of doth when it is desired to make over a suit I of a line material. Fashion Notes* KAVEIl will be one of the favorilr items In millinery during the com ing winter. The black suede or undressed kid shoe is suitable for black satin, tailor made. Many beautiful coats are being made of cretonne, and the fabric has at last arrived to stay. There is tendency to get away from the kimono sleeve and to substitute thc pufTed leeves. New Beaded Stockings. ARIS has adopted tbe headed stock ing nnd from there it has been to this country. The new Ideas are indeed stunning and most un usual. The beads are placed on tbe lace insertions or put directly on tbeC Shoulder wraps of soft satin, chiffon and net are legion, and they are lu an increasing vogue. In the new sill blouses Scotch plalo effects are exceedingly handsome and they are especially effective for the schoolg'.i. In rows of insertion or in a single large piece over the instep. ii Age and Colors. HE old idea that the delights of colored raiment were suitable for only the young is one of the many super stitions that have now gone into the melting pot of fashion. We now know that only youth can afford to go In dreary and somber shades. Youth supplies It's own colors in the shape of bright eyes and glowing cheeks, but when the light of the eye grows dim and the rose of the cheek fades the color must be sought elsewhere. When the balr turns gray or white, however, along with other changes, this rule does not hold so strictly. Such hair has a wonderful softening and lighting effect and often makes somber attire pos sible. Black and gray are very beautiful with iron gray hair, but when the hair retains Its natural color black is seldom possible for a woman past her first Kuth. That enchanting color, gray, can worn only If it is brightened up In some way. as with a touch of blue and* gold embroidery. The idea that tbe dig* nlty of age calls for sad-colored raamsat quits exploded.