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HOES I WOMAN SAVE MONEY
BY MAKING HER OWN CLOTHES I s It Rood economy for a woman to make her own clothes? asks a writer In the Chicago Tribune. As they do either individually nr colectlvely with most things pertaining to her, men have benignly tried to settle this question for their woman kind as far back as there has been any choice about the matter. An acquaintance who is utterly without "knack" and who has a hus band in comfortable enough circum stances to put a good dressmaker in charge of all the rest of her wardrobe, has an overdeveloped sense of duty which makes her insist upon making what she calls her "working dresses." These are housemaid s dresses of light percale which are the only things in which she feels equipped to go about a mild a/nount of housework. The re sult of her attempts every tlnfe is an exertion on her part which comes near to giving her nervous prostration, and a domestic flutter which is out of all proportion to the money saved and the inartistic results. "Edith, you would oblige me if you would have enough sense to never try to make another dress as long as you live. You have had the house stirred up for three days, you have saved 76 cents, and you look like a fright in them now you have got them," is all the consolation she gets out of her hus band. But it accurately sums up the facts. With the exception of the rare man who glories in seeing a clever wife shine in an extravagant variety of sar torial triumphs which she can have because she makes them herself, hus bands, in the generosity of their souls, combined with a masculine suspicion that there is a screw loose in the econo mics part, nearly always try to steer a woman away from doing her own dressmaking. And from this last point of view, at least, they are right, as far as two of the three classes of women who struggle with their own sewing are concerned. The first of these is the woman who hasn t "knack." Without the qualities ■which this includes, she usually can j j I J j I | j | ' | j j ' ma maaaaamaiaaamtaaa mrnamamamaiaaaamamm changes 1 WE HAVE JUST ORDERED A COMPLETE OUTFIT OF NEW JOB TYPE: WHICH WILL REPLACE THE H TYPE WE NOW HAVE ON HAND. WE HAVE ON HAND A LARGE ASSORTMENT OF BODY TYPE THAT WE DO NOT USE SINCE WE HAVE INSTALLED OUR LINOTYPE MACHINE. THE BODY TYPE IS IN GOOD CONDITION, AND MUCH OF OUR JOB TYPE IS AS GOOD A3 NEW. IT IS OUR INTENTION, Oi ! HOWEVER, TO HAVE OUR SHOP EQUIPPED WITH m fit. ii z 1 Ta» New Faces of the Latest Type & H > IF YOUR OFFICE IS SHORT IN AN Y OF THE LINES WE ARE GOING TO DISPOSE OF WE ARE PREPAR ED TO MAKE YOU O K Ai\ Unparalleled Offer G 33 © READ THE FOLLOWING PRICES: 0 ri - SIX 50 POUND CASES OF 8 POINT ROMAN, 06 PER CASE OF 50 POUNDS, WITH EXTRA CAP SORTS < AND CASES INCLUDED. WE WILL SELL ONE CASE OR ALL SIX CASES AT THIS FIGURE. < k mF0 TWO 50 POUND FONTS OF 12 POINT ROMAN, $6 PER CASE WITH CASES INCLUDED. 2 TWO 50 POUND CASES OF 6 POINT ROMAN, 06 PER CA8E WITH CASES INCLUDED. ffl ONE FONT 12 POINT JENSEN WHICH WE WILL SELL WITH CASES INCLUDED FOR 12*/ a CENTS PER *3 m POUND. a fih ONE LARGE FONT OF LEGAL ITALIC WHICH WILL GO AS THE JEN8EN AT 1P/ 2 CENTS WITH THE rid CASES INCLUDED. WE ALSO HAVE A LARGE ASSORTMENT OF JOB FACES THAT WlLL BE OF GREAT SERVICE TO (d H YOU AND IF YOU WILL WRITE U8 WE WILL MAKE YOU A PRICE THAT WILL SUIT YOU. m TYPE AT YOUR OWN PRICE IS WHAT WE ARE OFFERING YOU. Teller Publishing Company, Ltd., LEWISTON, .... IDAHO. find something she can be more suc cessful in and can earn more money than she would save by indifferent dressmaking. The so-called knack is simply the dressmaker's mind, which j always sees the construction with the effect and which has a natural faculty for expressing itself in materials. It is the gift of the scissors which is es sential to good dressmaking, where the Rift of the needle is only an accident, and it probably is because of the mix ing of ideas about the two faculties j that so many women w ho have the I "dainty deftness" with the needle that J fashion editors talk about keep on try ing to make their own clothes vtihen they are hopeless at it. On the con trary. the woman who has the art of j construction can be a good dressmaker without any knowledge of the fine I stitchery part. • • • • | The woman without knack who per j sists in spoiling materials la, however, | on the high road to getting rich as a ' rulp . compared to the majority of those | who can make anything they aee. Con j sidering the matter from the economic standpoint, and not "knocking" the fair j sister who at any time can evolve some pretty, inexpensive thing in which to make herself beautiful, the women of this class are economists only in ob ' tainlng the maximum of luxuries. They are not economists. A woman who has endless ambition In making the most of everything re marked the other day that she made over thirty pairs of sleeves during the last season. She has three daughters, who help in the sewing, and there never is a time at this house when there Isn't an evening gown or a dress on the ta bic that is being made for some spe cial occasion. For these there is a searching for bargains in beautiful trimmings, and often a whole gown Is purchased to build up around some pretty piece of embroidery or lace that was bought for almost nothing. These women are the envy of their friends for many changes, but they are not eco nomical in dress. Most of their things are what you might call temporary clothes—that is. they are hurriedly made for the occasion and never prop erly finished, and are aoon replaced by the next fancy or are laid aside to be made over according to some new idea which develops. And though they save on separate articles, the total dress ex penditure of each one of the family Is greater than that of many a simply gowned woman who patronizes a good dressmaker. • • • • In this plan the enormous expendi ture of, nervous force Is not counted and the value of time gets out of all perspective. A woman who had spent years In the luxury of "making over" was noted for her economical ways of getting up something pretty out of what she had on hand. One day she was thrown suddenly into the position of having to look about her, she took a little time to get her elothes In order. She began by making over a net waist on which she put a fairly pretty idea In trimming which she made by apply ing to the black net, little pieces of lace which she cut out of some cream col ored stuff which she had on hand. She spent three weeks In cutting out and wtÿen she was through she had a dress waist Instead of a business waist. She never has done anything which has amounted to anything, because she hasn't been able yet to detach herself from making pretty things for herself regardless of whether they counted. On the other hand, for the woman who makes what she needs and plans for only a little looking shows that there Is absolutely no comparison be tween the cost and that of hiring made or buying ready made. It Is not only that the same thing can be made cheaper but that a selection In mate rials which is off the popular run and probably In better taste, can be chosen at less price than ordinary material. Probably the best part of economy Is In the plan of confining the work to waists and gowns, housewear, and ac cessories instead of tailor mades unless the woman is expert. If she is there is a tremendous saving In the latter. * * * * Apparently for the especial help of the woman who has not learned this line, the "ready made" has stepped In and taken a hand in the controversy. Dressmaking experience applied to the alteration and slight changing of style on suits bought cheap on account of large sizes or off trimmings, with the accompanying saving of time, is sure to prove the greatest scoop which Is made now in feminine economy. "I will not learn to sew, because if I don't know how 1 never will have to," is a remark particularly epidemic with women in the last few years. On the whole, it appears to be a point which is not well taken, because the woman who can preserve a nice balance of time and needs In her efforts cannot only reduce expenditures, but she does not take the chance which the one whq thus purposely Insures the future against dressmaking takes—that is, the terrible one from some feminine stand points—of being left high and dry and helpless as a badly dressed frump be cause of some unexpected poverty landslide. Wireleee Station for Nampa. Nampa, Ida., Nov. 30.— O. <3. Pfeiffer, assistant manager of the American De Forest Wireless Telegraph system, was in Nampa during the week inter viewing some of the business men In regard to putting in a station at Nam pa. The company is now engaged in putting in one at Boise which will be installed about the first of the year and a few weeks afterwards H is the in tention to establish stations at Nampa and Welser and throughout other towns of sufficient population. Aa to Thinking. He is a cold-blooded business man; started at the gutter, so to speak, and has laid up store enough for a cen tury of riotous living or giving. "The secret of your success!" I demanded, drawing an imaginary gun. "HI tell you. I never give a man with whom I am making a deal time to think twice. A business man's first thought Is yours If you are clever; his second thought Is either his own or his wife's. I have never been able to get the best of a man who goes home to get his wife's advice, so I keep him with me till I have nailed him."—Victor Smith In New York Press. Fooling Hubby. "Let me show you the new novel for married ladles," confided the clerk In the book store. "Novel!" echoed the prospective cus tomer. "Why, that is h cookbook." "No. it Is a (lashing, breezy novel with a cookbook cover. You see, when your husband walks In and finds you reading what's apparently a cookbook he will feel so tickled be is liable to hand over the price of a new fall hat." —Chicago News. CALL FOR NON-UNION MEN. New York Preparing for Coming Printers' Strike. New York, Nov. 30.—In anticipation of a general strike of printers on Jan uary 1, following the rejection of the demand of Typographical union. No. 0, for an eight hour day, the New York typothetae, the organization of employ ing printers, has sent out a circular to railroad agents throughout New York state offering a commission of 16 for every compositor who can be In duced to come to New York and accept employment. The offer Includes trans portation to New York and the promise of steady employment. Inclosed was a form for the applicant to sign stating that he was not a member of any union. REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS IN CITY AND COUNTY Reported by the Commercial Truot Co., of Lowioton. Nov. », 190S.—Deeds. Albert F. McCollum et ux to Geo. O. Stevens, W 1-1 SE1-4, El-3 8W1-4 Sec. 10-34-3 W; consideration 03,000. State of Idaho to Alexander Hunter, NWl-4 See. 36-36-3 W; consideration 33400. Oeo. Finney to Clearwater Timber Co., Wl-S NK1-4, NWl-4 BEI -4 Sec. 15-18-7 R; consideration $100. Horatio L. Gray et ux to Rachel Hunsperger, lots 17 to 34, block 3, Wright * Small's First Add., Oroftno; consideration 3300. . Anna H. Van Vorls to Jno. p. Voll mer. 8W1-4 NE1-4, Wl-S SRI-4 Sec. 8; NWl-4 NR1-4 Sec. 17-33-3 W; con sideration 31.00. Ralston Vollmer to same, NWl-4 NE1-4 Sec. 15-38-6 W; consideration »70.00. Zachariah McCall et ux to Pirat National Bank, 81-3 BWl-4, leaa 3 acres of Sec. 10; 8W1-4 Sec. 11; 81-3 ' NE1-4, SEI -4 NWl-4, Nl-2 NWl-4 and lots 1 , 3. 4. Sec. 15-37-3 W;consldera tlon $1, j Ralston Vollmer to John P. Vollmer, 1 Nl-2 lot 6 and lot 5, block 17, Lewis ton; consideration 01. Emma E. Edwards et cons to rA. ' Hunter, lots 11 and 12. block 4, Park ' Add., Lewiston; consideration $1200. Aztec Land A Cattle Co., to Potlatch Lumber Co., NE1-4 NE1-4 Sec. 15-41-1 E; consideration $|fl. NBR-4 Same to I 1-41-1 E. Fvtssti. V. s. to Katherine H. Huntor. B1-* NWl-4, NE1-4 8W1-4 So*. 14. BÄ-4 j NE1-4 Sec. 23-40-1 K. I U. 8. to Alexander Hunter. Nl-I NM •1-4 Sec. »0; NWl-4 NTFI-4 8*0. ffj 'SW1-4 8W1-4 Sec. 30- 44LS m j IT. 8. to Wm. Beyerttn. NWl-4 Boo. 35-36-1 E. U. S. to Astec Land A COttlO Oft, same as above described. U. 8. to same. NB1-4 NE1-4 B#C. 1* 41-1 K. Final B sssi p ta. IT. s. to Alexander Karr, lot IT, 16-33-3 W. m PLANT ORCHARD AT ASYLUM. OraBBOk . ür ' j 1 ' ' ! Superintendent Givens Here frem fine fer Fruit Trow. i _ ■ ' 2*1 Dr. J. w. Givens, superintendent the state asylum for the Insane, MW In courae of construction at waa In the city yesterday, with nurserymen for the purchase fruit trees for the upturn orchard. Superintendent Givens states tt— ten acres of fruit Iras* Including (jp* plea, peaches, c h e rri es, Mum other fruits, will bo aft out this but it is the In tenti o n of the management to finally anttprgs t chard to M acres, to consist ohleBy off the beet commercial varie t ies sf tribe ter apples. ' .. ,",|§p Frank U White, s prominent nip* aery man of Moscow, who wu In LOW« ist on to cantor with Bupor ln tonGgst Givens, says the timbered foothills Of Idaho are the best lands «or sppts sal lure in the state. Dr. Givens, who has mads s study of horticulture, bsUnoes the lands about oroBno are vary aBn« liar to that In the Hood »vor vnUoy In Oregon, and he la firmly of tbs opts Ion that u great a success can Bn mads In the apple Industry h» isst ton Nes Faroe county u In the Hood Meor valley. Mr. White says a largo numbor of commercial apple orchards will Bp planted this winter ln Bpobans Stephens county, Washington, i , orchards are also being set on the «sot hills lands about the city of MOSOOW Professor Henderson of the Untveootty of Moscow has been very smmsasfBl with his orchard, and others are on«' thuslaatlc over the pooolbtlttlM Of fruitgrowing In Northern Idaho. One of the beat paying vartetteo and one of the most popular Is the Jona« than, which can be raised without dl....« eulty as a four-tier apple at MOSCOW. The elevation of Moscow Is 3000 foot above sea level.