The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, February 06, 1921, SECTION FIVE, Page 8, Image 68

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TIIE SUNDAY OREGONIAN, PORTLAND, FEBRUARY 6, 1921
USE OF ATTICS, AS WELL AS BASEMENTS,
IN MODERN HOMES DEMANDED NOWADAYS
One Woman Says She Will Have at Least One Large Room Upstairs and That All Extra Space Should Be
Put to Some Kind of Good Use.
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BT CHARLES J. MITCHELL.
THE afternoon had been a dismal
one. Low overcast skies and an
incessant rain had made the two
girls content to curl up in each cor
ner of a large davenport, sip tea and
talk of everything- and everyone in
general rather than go out.
"And how is father's houoe coming
lone?" inquired Eleanor after a mo
mentary lull In the conversation.
"I'm not Interested in the old thing,
my dear. Not my idea of a house
-tall!. Tou know. Eleanor, dad has
some ideas of ' his own regarding
houses, so I let htm alone. But I
have some of my own, too. Only yes
terday I had a long talk with my
friend, Paul Darrell. and I wish I
could tell you all that he told me
about the advancement of Ideas in the
design of a home during the last 10
or 15 years. Look through any re
cent architectural magazine, my dear,
and then look at some Illustrations of
houses that were designed and dec
orated some 13 years ago, and you'll
Bee what a vast change has taken
place in the general planning, fur
nishing and docorating. Seems to me
as though architects and' decorators
have arrived at a point where they
will put nothing into a house but
what will be absolutely necessary and
add to the comfort of the ones occu
pying the house."
"Bravo! Dora " applauded Eleanor.
"Tou talk as though you've missed
your vocation by not becoming an
architect."
"Well, as I was saying. Eleanor, the
improvement of the home during the
past 15 years has been rather limited
to the arrangement and livability of
the rooms. But now it strikes me the
architects are striving to bring about
a sort of modern Renaissance In the
improvement of the exterior treat
ment of homes or houses, if you will.
And that is why I haven't taken a
great deal of interest in daddie's
home. He has been content to have a
first and a second floor, with only the
necessary rooms, a basement where
provision has been made only for a
fuel bin, furnace, a few laundry trays
and a preserve room. And, my dear,
the attic is to be left unfinished for
storage purposes!
"My conception of a basement,"
mused Eleanor, "is a large white
washed room used to hold a few utili
ties necessary to make the house liv
able in cold weather, a place where
there's generally a bin for coal, ash
cans stuck off in some corner, a stack
of wood occuplng another corner,
while scattered along several of the
walls are boxes containing "what
nots' collected from the time of
Adam."
"That's very true, Eleanor, and a
very dirty and untidy place Is such a
cellar. Nov, when I have my own
home designed I intend to have It so
planned that the basement may be
kept as tidy as possible. Of course
there will be room for the heater, coal
bin, wood bin, a separate space for
ashes, and you can bet that these
will be stored in special cans made
especially for that purpose. Then.. too,
I'll have a cold closet and a preserve
closet, and I'll make certain that the
preserve closet will be floored with
wood, have air and dust-tight parti
tions and occupy a corner that will
not receive too much sunlight. And
another idea, dear. I'm not going to
whitewash the walls, but cover the
walls of my preserve closet and the
walls of the cellar with thin boarding
or some other patented wall cover
ing." "Evidently." suggested Elenaor,
"Paul has several very good ideas as
to making usually untidy places into
tidy ones. But they're quite expen
sive also. And what else is there in
a house that can be improved or used
to better advantage than it is?"
"The attics. What are they? Mere
ly a large space generally floored with
rough boards and in most cases you'll
see the rafters and roof boards. I'll
at least have one large room with
whatever wall surface there is and
the ceiling itself covered with wall-
board. Then there'll be a large fire
place at one end of the room and the
'kiddies' and myself can use the place
for a playroom and a sewing room
And dormer windows! Plenty of them!
So that I'll be able to look out over
the roofs of my neighboring houses,
across the distant valley and tree
tops. But they will have to be on the
rear of my house, my dear, as I feel
that dormer windows really spoil the
effects or appearances of a roof. What
shall I do for store space? Well, you
know, Eleanor, the walls of an attic
usually are about four feet six inches
in height and they are usually set in
about five feet inside the main walls
of the house. Why can't I have sev
eral little doors cut Into the panels
and use- the space for storing the
various articles generally found lit
tered over the floor of an attic? I
could have shelves arranged in these
spaces, too!"
AMERICAN CHILDREN HAVE TOO
MANY THINGS' TO PLAY WITH
Toy Buying Calls for Careful Attention as They Play Large Part in
Child's Mental Development.
N'
This article by Mrs. Hargreavea Is one
of a series appearing in The Sunday Ore
sonian on the care and rearing of children.
Mrs. Hargreaves, who is a Portland
mother, has made a long and careful stud
of this subject. Questions pertaining to
children will be answered. They should
be addressed to Mrs. Hargreaves in care
of The Oregonian.
BT SHEBA CHILDS HARGREAVES.
OW that Christmas Is well in the
past and the children have
broken and discarded most of
their toys, the thoughtful mother
may have gained tome little insight
into the real needs of the children in
the way of playthings. She has at
least discovered one thing, as she
wades through the mass of debris
that covers the living-room floor
children in these modern days have
altogether too many things to play
with. This lavish abundance to
which American children are accus
tomed has made most of them wan
tonly destructive. But the children
are not altogether to blame for the
degeneration of their playthings
toys are most of them very cheaply
made, especially those which are put
out especially for the Christmas
trade.
Toy buying; la a matter that should
call for careful attention, for ' the
playthings of the child play a large
part In his mental and physical de
velopment Better a few really good
playing tools well cared for, than the
dozens of absolutely Impossible things
with which parents, grandparents and
fond uncls and'aunts deluge spoiled
darlings at Christmas time. Money
spent foolishly in the mad frenzy of
pre-Christmas shopping is worse than
wasted when it comes to toys, for the
playthings of the child during the
formative period largely determine
his tastes aind inclinations later in
life. .
The wise mother carefully puts
away most or tne piaytnin.gs the day
after Christmas and brings them to
light again on those trying rainy
days when children are so hard to
amuse indoors.' By systematically ex
changing toys it Is possible to save
many of them from swift destruction
and also to divert interest when bore
dom threatens the little folks.
The first lesson the small child
should learn is that he must pick up
and put away his toys when he is
through playing. A suitable shelf or
drawer that is his very own will en
courage him in orderly habits. This
teaching order to the child U by no
means as easy as It sounds some
children are naturally neat and pre-
else while others must learn "by many
leasuus ana repetitions, it is lae pa
tience during the first years' that
makes picking up and putting away a
habit with children. In fact. It is the
mother's first years of training that
largely determine the personal habits
of the older children in more things
than the- mere putting away of toys.
Toys for the very young child are
of course very simple in nature. Yet
there are some rules which should be
strictly adhered to in their selection.
Painted things should be avoided, as
all young children chew and bite
their toys; paint poisoning is not un
common In children. It is wise to
1 confine the choice to such things as
I can be sterilized. The woolly dog is
!a germ carrier. Toys that come to
I pieces are also dangerous; if there is
anything that can be swallowed, de
pend on baby to swallow it.
The child of from 3 to 6 has begun
to use his hands and if his playthings
are selected with this fact In mind,
he gains a dexterity that is of great
advantage to him when he goes to
school. Most children at this age are
very fond of tearing and cutting pa
per; the litter they make drives the
immaculate housekeeper fairly mad;
but it is clean litter easily removed
when the play is over.
Things to be cut out and put to
gether, such as the toy villages and
paper dolls, give hours of amusement
on rainy days. Interest is enhanced
If a box of paints or colored crayons
Is at hand. This sort of play is in
valuable to the child; it gives train
ing to the eye in following the out
lines as well as dexterity to clumsy
little hands.
Building blocks and the Ingenious
grooved slats for making houses
teach patience and precision, especial
ly if the mother takes a little time to
direct the building. Wise mothers
watch their children at their play and
when necessary teach them to makt
believe.
Boys and girls of tender age are as
a general rule interested In the same
playthings, and should be encouraged
to play together. Many small boys
are fond of dolls until they are ridi
culed for playing with them. The
teasing and laughing at children
which is so frequently indulged in by
silly grownups has a bad effect on
the child and is not tolerated by sen
sible' parents.
Beyond the age of 6 the selection of
toys both for boys and girls becomes
more difficult. From this time on
tools that enable the boy to construct
according to his own ideas give more
real pleasure than an expensive toy
from the store. My own boy has in
variably left his Christmas things in
a week or so and gone back to an au
tomobile which he makes himself ou:
of four old - go-cart wheels, some
boxes and a tomato can. The tomato
can is ever present it serves as a
headlight
Every growing boy should be pro
vided with suitable tools, not toys,
but small sizer in real tools. Nails
and boards there should be in abun
dance, 89 well as the small findings
that make it possible for him to con
struct his own toys.. Teaching him
to care for his tools properly is also
part of his education. The boy with
a mechanical turn will develop re
markable skill even before he is old
enough to take manual training in
school..
Girls of course are mainly inter
ested in dolls and various house
keeping appliances, but they, too,
may learn to construct In their play.
Doll patterns with cloth suitable for
making doll clothes always please
a little girl, and II motner taxes
enough interest to make sure that
the clothes are really well made, the
liking for sewing is instilled at an
! early age
Boys of 10 or 12 find great joy 1
the electrical motors and steam ap
pliances, but many are too intricate
to be of much use to themes they
get out of order so easily. The sets
of steel slats and bolts which must 1
be put together are excellent when
used In connection with a small
motor, however.
Too much cannot be said in favor
of games for children of all ages.
It is said that one reason for the
German attitude of mind is that Ger
man children do not play games at
all. There are games suitable fo
all ages and places; they teach th
child to play fair and to patiently
await his turn his opponent will
probably hit hinr over the head with
any object that :omes to hand if he
does not.
Games of skill like dominoes, chess
and checkers teach the child to
think, while many of the card games
in part real knowledge in a very
pleasant way. There is a geography
game constructed by an Oregon worn
an which is admirable for teaching
children geography. Of course. in the
selection of games care must be taken
to choose those that have an i b-
Ject, rather than silly things gotten
up to catch the eye of the un
thinking.
Answer to Correspondents,
Dear Mrs. Hargreaves: Please state In
The Oregonian what I should feed my lby
He will be ten months old the 4th of Feb
ruary. Has teeth nearly through; he
weighs 21 pounds. 1 gjve him five tea
poons of Eagle brand milk in 6 ounces
of water every three hours through the
day with the last feeding at 7 P. M.
Should he be fed later than this? It is im.
possible for me to get cow's milk where 1
live. Is this correct? If not. please give
diet for him. I also give him the Juice of
half an orange daily. Thanking you.
Wauna, Oregon. J. P. N.
According to Dr. Emmet Holt, rec
ognized authority on infant feeding,
Engle Brand milk is the best artifi
cial food to be had. It is unfortunate
that you are unable to secure cow's
milk, though, if the baby is doing
well, there is? no cause .for uneasiness.
You would be guided in preparing
the food by the formula given on the
can.
The amount you are giving Is
about right for a normal baby of 10
months, though the interval between
feedings should be four hours instead
of three hours. A child of this age
should have five feedings In the 24
hours, and the quantity taken during
that time would be from 33 ounces
to 45 ounces. It Is usual to give the
last bottle about 10 P. M.. though one
must be guided somewhat by circum
stances. I should think, however,
that from 7 in the evening until
morning was too long an interval for
a baby of that age to go without
food, but if he raises no objection to
it, I see no reason why you should
make a 'change.
The orange juice is good if it is
fresh and well strained. I take It
for granted that you are giving lime
water in tne Dotue wun .tne mii.t.
The baby might have" the white of an
egg boiled very soft now. It might
also be advisable to substitute thin
barley or oatmeal gruel, well strained,
for the water in mixing the milk.
One must exercise caution in chang
ing food; give a little at a time and
watch results. There can be no rule
of thumb laid down in infant feeding.
It is a matter that requires a nice
judgment on the part of the mother,
but a child of this age win Dear a
change in diet much better than a
voiinc habv.
The main objection to artuiciai
fnnrla as a. steady diet is that they
tend to produce fat at the expense of
strength in the baby. If it is lmpos
ihlo tn obtain cow's milK later you
might switch to some other prepared
food tor a time. It might be possible
to secure a milk goat that would
anlv the problem of food for the
baby; it Is a very grave risk to raise
a child without milk of some Kina.
especially during the second year.
Under-nourished children are apt to
develop rickets and other troubles.
Dr. Emmet Holt's book, "Care and
Feeding of Children." would be a help
to you in rearing your baby. You
can secure It at any book store in
Portland.
CORRECT FURNISHING CALLS FOR INGENUITY
AND ARTISTIC IDEAS CLEVERLY INTERWOVEN
Living Room Should Be Restful and Best Practice Favors Just Enough Decoration and Floor Grouping to
Give Whole Interior Aspect of Elegance With Simplicity.
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Perfect balance and excellent proportion are expressed by this little group of furniture, though It might be
Improved If the choirs were a little nearer the table.
GRAY IS DECREED QUEEN OF
COLORDOM BY DAME FASHION
Shade Will Be Apparent This Coming Season in All Garments and
Millinery and in Combinations Will Suit All.
Queries concerning dressmaking will be
snswered In The Sunday Oregonian each
e-k by Madan Rlchol Your problems
will be carefulb considered and promptly
replied to Address letters to Madam
R.chet. dressmaking editor. The Sunday
Oregonian. letters received by Tuesday
will be answered the following Sunday.
Replies will be made only through these
columns
New came still evening on, and twilight
Had. lnher sober livery, all things clad.
Milton.
. BT MADAME RICHET.
-- A M E FASHION has decreed
Dgray, the color of old age and
decreptitude, to be queen of
colordom for the coming season, and
it will be apparent in all garments
and millinery. 1 wish to say to all
who are discouraged by the fact that
they cannot wear gray to take heart
for when combined with warm or
brilliant colors it Is no longer hoary
gray, and if positively out of the
question on account of one's coloring,
Just a touch of gray will give any
garment the up-to-date touch. It may
be in embroidery, braiding, cording, a
simple fold, a disk of ruffling or
petals, and all Is well with "Dame
Fashion."
Dear Madam Richet: Would this be a
suitable pattern to make up this material
by? What kind ot thread should I use?
The pattern ha. a slightly raised waist
line. Should it be finished with be. ting?
The skirt will be washed often. How should
I flrish the inside seams? Should an ama
Uur attempt the pockets or should they
be put in by a tailor? I am "4. weight 13i.
hip measure Is 3S. waiat Very truly
"ours. MRS. S BROWN
Mrs. S. Brown. The pattern is in
good form for sample sent. Your 1
skirt should be mounted on. belting.
Finish your seams by turning back
the edge and stitch. Pockets are not
practical in your material, even if
made by an expert, as they will show
through. Why not have patch pock
ets, which will launder more easily.
If vou contemplate carrying but
designs as per picture, would use jade
rope silk.
Milwsukle. Or.. Jan. 22. Madam Richet,
care Oregonian: Can you suggest a way to
remake mv navv Oiue serge ureas i i
would prefer to use silk sleeves as the
serge sleeves are rather tight At what
other part can the silk be used as I do
rot care for an all-wool dress with silk
sleeves only? What kind of silk would be
most appropriate to use for this purpose?
What combination of colors would go well
with the serge in embronderlng a design?
I Inclose a diagram of the dress Thanking
you for any help. I am, sincerely,
OX 1.3. TV . n.
Mrs. W. H., Milwaukie, Or. Use
satin sleeves and soft crushed belt
and a band ten inches wide across
the bottom of panels. Embroider in
black rope silk or braid In mousetail
braid. By the use of satin girdle and
panel bottom will not make your
sleeves appear "too aione in com
eral need of wear, and if too warm
you can remove your jacket, but if
you have a tailor suit freshen it up
and Invest in a one-piece of tricol
ette, satin, taffeta or heavy crepe de
chine - and In type of gown which
meets the need of all occasions.
Choose long lines.
Dear Madtm! Tour answers have been
such a help to me and my friends and 1
wish to ask you this question: Do you
think It good taste to dress children In
ttffetas? Thanking you. ELLA PAYTON
Lila Payton. Yes, I do like the taf
feta for children, as it lends Itself so
well to the making of youthful
frocks.
Madam Richet: I need a new outfit for
spring and would like to know which you
consider the better thing for a stout wom
an 44 years old and not very tall, a tailor
suit or a a one-piece dress. Thanking you
for your other helps,
MRS. JOSEPH HYLAND.
Mrs. Joseph Hyland. If you have
not a tailor suit I would advise you
to choose same, as it meets the gen-
Dear Madam Kichet: Will you please
ten me wnat color oesldes oiack to com
bine with blue green. I want It to be
dark, as it is a coat now and want to make
into a one-piece dress as never felt right
on street as so light. Do vou think it Is
loo neavy lor sleeves ot tne same? it is
impossible to match it In silk and besides
1 think a dress always looks richer made
of ail one material, a street dress any way
can you suggest a plain style that would
be good this coming summer? I am quite
slight, a feet 5 inches, very long waisted
srvd hollow in the back at and below the
waist line. I have had so manv lnnc
waisted and high. also, that I am tired of
tnem.
Do vou thing red sample could be dyed
and not lose all life in gQods as some
material dues? It Is a coat that 1 have
had for seven years and good as new. but
as I am past 30 do not like red on street.
In the waevh goods the figures are much
larger "than the small pieces show Wouid
you advise making it up for the street, and
if so what color or what should I combine
Want to give darker effect if possible and
made plain. I am quite sure not very be
coming unless could change quite lot way
made and a dark color combined. My hair
gohlei. red and gray eyes. I have almost
decldec to make little plain apron house
cress How would a- dark blue go with it
even though that color not in the goods?
Am I right in thinking perhaps some other
coior not found In piece would look well?
And can you tell me if I can do any
thing with jacket having a sort of gath
ered peplum? Although the suit Is two
years o-d. the goods is like new The
jacket Is fitted rather close as a tight
waist. I see that some of the new suits
are made that way this winter, but feel
that 1'. is style that will not last long.
So many questions. I am ashamed. 1 have
puzzled over all and seems so good to pass
them on to someone else. Thanking you
very much.
To the lady of the unsigned letter.
The sample of Fekin blue Is far
too heavy to combine with any other
material, but by cutting a bell-shaped
sleeve you will have comparatively
coo 1 wearing. Add a triangular-
shaped piece to back seams of your
sleeves . and make three-quarter
length. A plain one-piece dress with
braiding or embroidery stitches In
color of henna or tans, and should
you wish a combination of black,
have sash of black satin lined with
henna. Tour red sample is of such
excellent quality that it will dye
beautifully If done by experts,- of
whom there are, several.
The apron house dress will be far
more appropriate for the wash ma
terial enclosed than a dress. Dark
blue In combination ' would be very
poor, but would suggest lavender or
light blue as In samples.
You do not mention material of
your suit but you can renovate your
suit in the following manner: For
Jacket put oh shawl collar to waist
and sash with ends finished with or
naments of novelty braids. Tour
BT RENE STILLMAN.
4 r"r"lHIS living room is so restful,
Elizabeth Ann," quoth the
cousin-out-of-town. "Every
thing seems to be in just the right
place."
"Thank you," acknowledged the dec
orator woman with empaasis. appre
ciating that praise from a relative
was no small thir.g. "That's what
makes it restful, my dear, having
things in the right placai: The more
you know about Interior decoration
the more you will realize the va'.ue
of right placing. One may have fur
niture that is evei fo attractive and
have it in a room whoso architecture
Is beyond criticism, but if the furni
ture is not correctly grouped and
placed the effect is spoiled'
"And yet It isn't easy," regretted
the cousin-out-of-town.
"At first glance, no," answered the
decorator woman, 'but a bit of
thought simplifies matters, and one
can at least avoid cluttering. The
thing to do is to look upon a room as
a pair of scales or, better, as a raft
which one must not weigh down in
one place more than another, the dif
ference being that in interior decora
tion It is not avoirdupois that counts
so much as size and color. In short,
it is weight In effect rather than
actual weight which matters.
Furniture Setting Difficult.
"I think that most folk have more
trouble arrancine the furniture in a
large room than in a small one. In
a small room the wall spaces oiten
demand that certain articles be put
in certain places, but in a large room
there is such choice of spaces ini
thH IneiDcrienced person is more
likelv to make a mistake In selection
I recall one large living room wnicn
I furnished and which was perleotly
correct as to arrangement, but which
lacked charm. I had plenty of color
in it and introduced even more wticn
I realized that there was some.hlng
lacking in the room or a coldness per
vading it which I had great difficulty
in analyzing.
The r-nlor helDed. but the room was
still lacking In the cordiality that I
wished to achieve. It was a full month
before I realized that it was because
thorA waa nothing in the center of the
floor, that I had practically made wall
flowers of all the furniture in the
room and the room was too large for
that sort of treatment. Well, I placed
an old Colonial dropleaf table in the
center of the room with a hospital
lamp upon it and the room's person
ality immediately expanded, blos
somed, as it were, and the folks to
whom the living room belonged be
gan to live around the table and to
frequent the room enthusiastically,
as I realized they had not been doing
when the center of the floor was bare.
Two chairs were drawn up to the
table for permanence and others could,
of course, be got from the sides of
the room at a moment's notice,
tlutterliiu; to lie Avoided.
"I would warn you. however, my
dear, against ever cluttering the cen
ter of the floor, especially with small
things. Tou can see how confusing it
would be and even how disastrous, for
small stools and little tables and even
isolated chairs are the easiest things.
one might say the surest things, in the
world to stumble over. Thanks to
the present enlightened generation
rocking chairs are becoming a thing
of the past; but can't you remember
the cruel dents in ankles which the
protruding rockers of chairs made
when one chanced to have a collision
with them? So keen was the resulting
pain from some of those rocker
catastrophes that I wince yet at the
recollection of them."
"Yes, I do remember, and perhaps
you will remember, too, Elizabeth
Ann, how I upset that funny little
table of grandmother's, the one which
she used to stand out several feet
from the wall and keep all sorts of
little ornajnents upon it "
"Of course, and you upset it one
day, didn't you? Served poor grand
mother right, too, except that it was
the pernicious practice of her day and
generation. If I remember rightly,
there were three tables, several chairs
and at least two footstools cluttering
up the center of that room, and all
separated one from the other like
little islands. The room was big. but
I would have dreaded going In in the
dark to search for matches. Anyone
surviving the conflict that must nec
essarily have ensued would have been
fairly laced with battle scars.
Secret In Arrangement.
The secret of furnishing a large
room well is to group one's furniture.
Many separate pieces of furniture
placed at regular intervals have a
very monotonous effect, while, for
example, a wall table with a chair
of equal decorating weight upon each
side is interesting. A large armchair
might have a footstool touching one
of its sturdy legs or placed directly
before It; the tea table or tea cart
might have a muffin stand near it.
Muffin stands, by the way, are par
ticularly good for filling in a rather
bare corner.
"All corners do not need filling,
but an occasional one is better for a
t'-uch of this kind. I do not approve
of cutting corners. There are ex
ceptions toaUrulesof decorating, of
course, but the less they are made
the better. A muffin stand, however,
is so constructed that It does not cut.
but fit3 into a corner (It may stand
a few inches away from it, never
theless) beautifully. Just as a tilt
top table, because of a projecting
third 'hind' leg. The effect of the
tilt-top, however, is more doubtful
becar.se- of the way the tipper expanse
cut the corner into which the lower
part of the table Just nicely fits."
"Do you like the idea. Elizabeth
Ann, of having in the center of the
living room a long table backed by a
davenport?"
PlenMlnir Mfferts Simple,
"It is an excellent arrangement, es
pecially where there is a fireplace,
but, like many other attractive things.
U is being rather overdone. A charm
ing arrangement. If the room Is large
enough. Is to have two short daven
ports or comfortable divans arranged
cne on either side of the fireplace, an
end of each Jutting toward the center
ot the room. Then. Just a little be
yond the two ends and upon a line
with the fireplace, a long refectory
table could be placed. This is par
ticularly nice in winter. 1 do not
think, however, that 1 should care for
It in the .summer.
"A very pleasing arrangement
when the room has a bay window is
tc place a long refectory table aci-oss
the bay, but not in it by any means,
and then to place the hack of the
davenport against the table, so that
the davenport faces invitingly into
the room. There should be enough
ri'om left in the bay to form a sort
of little alcove or room. Also the
effect of a small room and a hit of
privacy Is obtained by the) double
divan fireplace arrangement. In the
summer the davenport in the bay
window could he placed fo as to face
the window, and thus, indeed, the de
lightful effect of a room within a
room would be obtained.
Maples Mrrly Set About.
"A staple croup of furniture which
can be used in cither a large or me
dium sized room is that consisting of
a davenport placed against the wall,
a chair placed upon each side of it
and a picture of the right proportions
hung above it. If neither davenports
por divans are used near the fireplace,
then a little reading table with an
accompanying medium-sized chair
might be placed upon one sldo of the
fireplace and a heavier chair stood
alone, but facing the opposite group,
upon the other side."
"Every room is a problem. Isn't
it?" commented rather than ques
tioned the Out-of-Town Cousin.
"Yes, and an Interesting one,"
added the decorator woman emphatically.
ing or Infant layettes on which I could
add little touches of handwork.
I am at a loss to know how to get
started as I am not very well known here
and do not care to advertise in the news
papers Also I have no Idea In regard to
trices charged for such work.
Thanking you In advance I am, sincerely
yours. MRS. C O. L.
Mrs C. O. L., Astoria, Or. If your
city has a Woman's Exchange take
some of your work there and they
will set a price on your work in keep
ing with Its merit, etc. If there Is
not such a place in Astoria, send to
such a place in Portland. ,
dark brown hair liberally sprinkled with
gray? Thank you C. V.
C. V Mist, Or. The use of two
gray tones, lighter and darker than
your material will afford you a very
pleasing effect and, should you de
sire a warmer cast, use coral or
crimson.
THE VALUE OF CHARCOAL
Portland.. Jan. 3 Dr Madam Richet.
Have a black coar suit (gabardine) of
very good quality and In a fine condition
Would Ilk? to make a change In coat
Length down back is 32 inches. Am S feet
6 Inches In height: oust measum
34 iilps 46, weight ISO. Will you please
tell me if you think a shawl collar of a
heavy black satin (with a white lace
collar on top) would be suitable.' i "
of bringing tne enus ui ,",", the
to where the top button Is (cut away the
original collar and reveres) ana jui
the two buttons. Coat has no pockets
Awaiting a reply in nium ,V
yorursWhiCh 1 MRS' S1 B-SMITH. '
Mrs. S. B. S. The snawi coiiar in
in excellent style ana wouia u
perfectly good taste on your gabar
dine coat, but use an outer collar of
organdy or batiste rather than lace.
v t lone-th should be in line
with your finger tips or thumb when
arm is at side.
MIST Or., Jan. 18. Madam Richet:
Would you please suggest suitable colors
for embroidery on a gray wool dress for
a woman 38 years old, dark crown
DRESSMAKER
MADE WELL
Follower a Neighbor's Advice
and Took Lydia E. Pinkham's
Vegetable Compound
Vemon, Tex. " For three years I
suffered untold agony each month with
Eye Pains
Lavoptik
i
not
himiners man's wife could
skirt can have set-in panels, the same ad wltn0ut sharp pains in
material as shawl collar. If I knew 8 " ... ..K..,v.,wpplred
the material of your suit 1 could bet
ter give you the combination to be
used. The use of braid on panels and
collar will great1;- enhance its ap
pearance. Do not hesitate to ask all you de
sire. It is but a proof to me that the
column is serving its mission in help
ing the women who wish to do by
their own efforts.
Astoria, Or., Jan. 2S. Dear Madam
Richet: I would very much appreciate
your suggestions in helping me start a
little business of my own. I do all kind
of sewing, knitting, crocheting and tatting
bur. wouia rawer ao just cnuuren sew-
uer eyes, ror years her eyes were red
and weak. Finally she tried simple
witch hazel, camphor, hydrastis, etc..
as mixed 'in Lavoptik eye wash. The
result produced by a single, bottle
amazed everyone. The witch hazel
and camphor soothe and relieve the
inflammation; the hydrastis and other
ingredients have invigorating and an
tiseptic properties We guarantee a
small bottle Lavoptik to help ANT
CASE weak, strained or Inflamed
eyes. Aluminum eye cup FREE Skid
more Drug Co. and ail leading drug
gists. Adv.
155 jrt"WWM ;.lwj!;,'iJS pains in my sides.
-ijj, V -ounc ony tem-
F :
mm
porary relief in
doctor s medicine
or anything else
I took until my
husband saw an
advertisement of
Lydia E. Pink
ham's Vegetable
Compound. I men
tioned it to a
neighbor and she
told me she had
taken it with good results and ad
vised me to try it. I was then in bed
part of the time and my doctor said
I would have to be operated on, but
we decided to try the Vegetable
Compound and I also used Lydia E.
Pinkham's Sanative Wash. I am a
dressmaker and am now able to go
about my work and do my housework
besides. You are welcome to use
this letter as a testimonial as I am
alwyas glad to speak a word for your
medicine." Mrs. W. M. Stephens,
1103 N. Commerce St., Vernon, Tex.
Dressmakers when overworked are
prone to such ailments and should
profit by Mrs. Stephens' experience
and try Lydia E. Pinkham's Vege
table Compound. It contains no nar
cotics or harmful drugs.
Few I'eo'de Know How I'seful It la
In P,vtterv!ng Ilenltb and lleauty.
Nearly everybody knows that char
coal is the -afest and most efficient
disinfectant, r.nd purifier in nature,
hut few -ealize its valut-. when taken
Into the hurian system for the same
clea isir.g purpose.
Charcoal is a remedy that the more
you take of it the better' it Is not a
drug at all, but simply absorbs thn
gases and impurities al"'ays present
In the stomach and Intestines ana
carries them out of the system.
Charcoal sweeten.1 the breath after
smoking and after eating onions and
other odorous vegetables
Charcoal effectually clears and Im
proves the complexion, it whitens the
teeth and further acts us a natural
and eminently safe cathartic.
It absorbs the injurious gases which
collect 'In the stomach and bowels; It
disinfects the mouth ant throat from
the poison of catarrh.
All druggists sell charcoal In one
form or another, but probi bly the best
charcoal and the . .ost fur the money
Is in Stuart's Charcoal LozenKes: they
are composed of the finest powdered
Willow charcoal, and ot 1 er. harmless
antiseptics in tablet form or rather
in the form of large, pleasant tastinir
lozenges, the charcoal being mixed
with honey.
The daily use of these l izenees will
soon tell in a much Improved condi-
lon of the general health, better com
plexion, sweeter breath and purer
blood, and the beauty i It is. that
no possible harm can result from
their continued use. but on the con
traiy, great benefit.
A Buffalo physician. I: speaking of
the benefits of charcoal, says: "1 ad
vise Stuart's Charcoal Lcienges to all
patients uf'ering 'rom gas in stom
ach and bowels, and to cljar the com
plexion and purify the b-eath. mouth
and throat; I also believe the liver
is greatly benefited by ti e daily use
of them; they cost but twenty-five
cents a jox at drug stores, and al
though in some sense a patent prepa
ration, yet I believe I g-it more and
better charcoal in Stuart's Charcoal
Lozenges iian in any of the ordinary
charcoal tablets." Adv.
Rcireshino and Healliia
lollon Murine for Red
WIDINF WaolesoBie, cieansmo.
ness. Soreness, Granula-
XZ. f-fr C tion.Itching and Burning
lUUKJ-TLOof the Eyes or fcyelids;
"i Drops" After the Movies, Motoring or GoU
will win your .confidence. Ask Your Druggist
for Murine when your Eyes Need Care.
JIstfiB fey CoCblfoaa
FOR
Grip, Influenza, Sore Throat
flnmpbreys- Homeo Medicine Co.. 15
William St., New York and at all Drug aad
Country Stores.