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Picture Framing , [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Stockman — 1 January 1885
Picture Framing , A good deal of attention has been given to the artistic framing of pictures recently , and very novel effects may be produced which make a handsome subject of the simplest engraving or colored photograph . For a large picture , a cheap and unique frame may be manufactured of an ordinary pine frame , over whioh is tacked , crossing at the corners , three rows of . small rope—the usual clothes-line grass rope being the proper kind . Tack or secure the ends on the back of the frame , so that when the picture is fastened within , heavy brown paper or muslin may be pasted over as a finish . After the ropes are on , stain the whole in imitation ash or oak ; then with gilding , bronze , or the blue , rose and copper tints that may be bought , touch the rope lightly over either at intervals or entirely . A mat of cof-fee-sacking gilded , or some of the rich Japanese papers that may be bought reasonably , would harmonize well with such a frame . Old frames covered with velv...
A Delicious Prescription . [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Stockman — 1 January 1885
A Delicious Prescription . Persons consumptively inclined , those with feeble digestion , aged people , and those inclined to chilliness and cold extremities , are especially benefited by a liberal , use of sweet cream ; No other article of food or medicine will give them results equally satisfactory , and either as a food or medicine it is not bad to take . As an antidote for a tendency to consumption it acts like a charm , and serves all the purposes intended to be served by cod-liver oil with much greater certainty and effect . Where sweet cream can be had ood-Uver oil ls never needed . The volatile and easily appropriated ruiotuous matter in cream , besides contributing directly to warmth and vigor , aids indireotly by promotlng ^ digestion for the same reason , and in the same way that other aromatic and attenuated oils aid the digestive function .
Making Over . ' [ . , [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Stockman — 1 January 1885
Making Over . [ . , There are girls and women who devote every available moment to altering their dresses and garments into newer styles and shapes . Others attempt only necessary changes and are glad of a few practical hints as to the best method of making the old look almost as well as new . To renovate alpaca or black cashmere dress goods , rip the-dress and fold the pieces ready to place into a preparation made as follows : Two ounces of borax ; one ounce of gum arable , dissolved ; before adding to the mixture enough hot water to cover the goods , which should be made very blue with bluing , such as is used in rinsing white clothes . Stand until cold or over night . If needed , one tablespoonf ul of the extract of logwood can be added ; mix well before adding the goods . Press on the wrong side , very wet , with hot irons .
Eating Lemons . [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Stockman — 1 January 1885
Eating Lemons . Various hobbies spring into existence , flourish for a time , and then are forgotten . At one period lemons were recommended for almost every ailment nnder the sun , and there is no doubt but a judicious nse of the frnit is extremely beneficial . Th ? powerful acid of the juice should not be taken into the Btomach undiluted , as nnder snob circumstances it will ln time invariably produce inflammation . A pleasant lemonade , with a very small modicum of sugar , if taken immediately after rising and again before retiring , will dear the system of humor and bile without the weakening effects whioh follow the nse of blue pills , or quinine . Lemons are largely recommended for the treatment of rheumatism , and many undoubted cures of this dreaded disease have been thus effected .
An Odd Job . [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Stockman — 1 January 1885
An Odd Job . A case for nail and tooth-brushes is a convenient bit of furnishing which costs bnt a trifle . Upon a hexagon out from a pine board eight inches square attach a half circle of the board fitting the center , in which are cut orifices for the brushes . Cover the back with red canton flannel , and over this place white oilcloth cut out In pretty designs . The semi-ciroular leaf is protected by oilcloth and ornamented with a lambrequin , its lining of red . being displayed through the open figures of the oilcloth . The material having been prepared , the manufacture of this bracket will furnish pleasant employment for the superabundant energies of a boy of a dozen years on a stormy Saturday afternoon .
Night Gowns . [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Stockman — 1 January 1885
Night Gowns . The garments for night wear though generally preferred in cotton goods are frequently made of flannel , coarse or fine according to the taste and purse of the wearer . A good , warm , long , loose , flannel sleeping gown is not to be despised in the cold season as an over wrapper of the ordinary night-dress . For children especially the flannel overgowns are recommended . The restless little ones throw off the bedolothing during the night , and very often take the cold which leads to serious results .
Screens . . [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Stockman — 1 January 1885
Screens . . At a recent opening of Japanese goods a number of elegant flre screens in panel and fan shapes were exhibited . Screens have so many uses provided by long-felt wants , and artistio home-made ones can be sc readily maufactured , that they offer a fine scope for native genuis . A handsome low screen 1 B made by making the background of a large cardboard sky blue , then painting a spray of daisies and clover blossoms on it . This set in a frame of plush about an inch and a half wide is to be placed in a light ebony frame with a standard .
A Daisy . . [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Stockman — 1 January 1885
A Daisy . . An eaBy way to make this tidy is to wind some white wool over three fingers and tie . it tightly in the middle with linen thread , cutting both ends and pulling them out and flattening them . A little combed out tuft of yellow worsted will answer for the flower center . The daisies sewed upon narrow tape in rows , and joined together in a square , diamond or circular form , if tastily made are excellent imitations of the genuine . Daisies quaint , with savour none , But golden eyes of great delight , Thatall men love , they be so bright .
A Dainty Cover . [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Stockman — 1 January 1885
A Dainty Cover . With a square of deep narrow felt and a piece of plush , a lovely table-cover may be evolved in a few hours . Cut a sufficient number of blocks from the plush , or velvet if preferred , to border two sides of the felt and paint or embroider on each a different design ; the borderless corner should also exhibit the skilful touch of the brush . Alternate blocks of mosaic patchwork may be used with good effect .
Fashion Notes . [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Stockman — 1 January 1885
Fashion Notes . A NOVELIT in dress waists is one which is tied together or seems to be . In other terms , the waist lining is buttoned together like the waist itself , then the outside is pleated and trimmed from top to bottom with ribbons which are tied together . Many waists are fastened on the side , or pleated and double breasted . Belted waists are muoh worn , the belt being fastened with a buckle , a double clasp , or huge round buttons in the shape of grelots . INEXPENSIVE dresses that are also pretty and gay are made with the basque of different material from the skirts—a fashion always popular with economists , as it permits change and variety in limited wardrobes . For such suits the basque may be of plain oioth or of velveteen , or else of Jersey cloth , and the skirt one of the plaids now in vogue , or else a dark Scotch tartan of mixed blue and green , or otthe newer striped wools that may be in lengthwise stripes for short women , or in stripes around the skirt for tho...
Scrap Basket . [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Stockman — 1 January 1885
Scrap Basket . ONE of the best remedies for rough or chafed hands is the following : One ounce ofglyoerlne , one ounoe of rose water , six drops of carbolic aoid . In cold weather , whenever it is necessary to wash the hands , apply a few drops while they are moist , and rub well into the skin . It may also be used for the face . WHEN an artery is out the red- blood spurts out at each pulsation . Press thel thumb firmly over the artery near the wound , and on the side toward the heart . Press hard enough to atop the bleeding , and wait till a physician comes . The wounded person is often able to do this himself , if he has the requisite taowledra .
LITTLE FOXES . [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Stockman — 1 January 1885
LITTLE FOXES . Among my tender vines I spy A little fox named—By-and-by . Then set upon him quick , I say , The swift young hunter—Right away . Around each tender vine I plant I find the little fox—I cant . Then , fast as ever hunter ran , Chase him with bold and brave—lean . No use In trying—lags and whines This fox among my tender vines . Then drive htm low and drive htm high With this good hunter , named—Pit try . Among the vines in my small lot Creeps In the young fox—I forgot Then hunt him out and to his den With—Iwtllnot forget again . 4 little fox Is hidden there . Among my vines , named—I dont care . Then let Im sorry -hunter trueChase him afar from vines and you .
Giant Crabs of Japan . [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Stockman — 1 January 1885
Giant Crabs of Japan . We started one afternoon in one of the small native boats and skirted the bay for seven or eight miles , finally arriving at the mouth of a small river , Here we went ashore , and the Japanese soon rigged up a tent of brash , in which we were to pass the night , as it was only after dark that the sea spiders could be seen . It was dusk when we reached the spot , and for three mortal hours we sat there speechless , , watching the shore . The tide was on the ebb , and finally the fisherman grasped me suddenly by the arm and pointed down the shore a way . There I soon made out a curious , lumbering object making its way up out of the water . The moon was rising , and at every move the creature glistened and sparkled as lf lt was drenched with molten silver . On it came , until finally I could make out the outline of a gigantic crab that was undertaking the uncrab-like operation of leaving the water and taking to dry land . I waited until the animal stopped and sh...
A Young Hero and His Seward . [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Stockman — 1 January 1885
A Young Hero and His Seward . BY HELEN STANNABD A small , rough house , tar from any other human habitation , hid itself , the balmy summer through , amid the surrounding foliage ; but the cruel wintry blasts , tearing away its leafy coverings , left it in desolate nakedness , in full view of the * railway trains whioh , several times daily , sped noisily by on their way east and west . In this humble abode a widowed mother and her son found shelter . Three short years before they were living comfortably in the nearest village . The sudden death of the husband and father , combined with a series of lesser misfortunes , caused them to exchange their pretty home for this , which they obtained at a trifling cost from its first proprietor . And here they lived ever since—how , their old friends and neighbors scarcely knew . True , James , the son , went to and from the village , laden with numerous packages . His herbs , nicely picked and carefully assorted , were always acceptable at t...
Bruin a Fishing . [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Stockman — 1 January 1885
Bruin a Fishing . A huge bear was lying upon a large hollow log across a brook fishing . There was a large hole through the log on which he lay , and he thrust his forearm through the hole and held his open paw in the water , and waited for the fish to gather around and into it ; and when filled he clutched his fist and brought up a handful of fish and sat and ate them with great gusto , then down went the paw again and so the feast was continued . The brook waa fairly alive with little trout and red-sided and black suckers . The bear did not eat their heads . There was quite a pile of them on the log . I suppose the oil ln his paw attracted the fish and baited them even better than a fly hook . His toe nails were the hooks , and sharp ones , too . Once grabbed the fish were sure to stay .
Our Letter Box . [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Stockman — 1 January 1885
Our Letter Box . OABBVILLE , WIS ., Oot . 5 , 1884 . DEAR EDITOR : I am a little boy seven years old ; my sister takes your paper , so I thought I would write too . I live two miles from the Mississippi river . I like to ride on the . water and watch the big steam-boats . It is m ^ papas birthday to-day ; he is forty-four years old . I will close for this time . Your friend , CLAT KNAPP . Clay forgot to tell us what he gave his papa on his birthday . We would like to know that . ST . JOHNS , CLINTON CO ., MICH . DEAB EDITOR : In looking through the FARM , FIELD AND STOCKMAN , I came to a column or two whioh was headed Our Letter Box . I see that littlebovs and girls had written you letters and , not wanting to be left in the back ground , thought I would write -one too . My age is thirteen . Hike your paper very much and take much interest In reading it . I see there ^ is a page or two printed for the children . I will olose but will write again . Yours truly , PETEB PLOWMAN . - If ...
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Stockman — 1 January 1885
BARBED wire fences make splendid supports for grape vines . WITH the beginning of the year let us settle down to business . WE will now send you this elegant journal twice a month , and all for $ 1 a year . THERE is nothing to be frightened with in overproduction , as it denotes plenty . THOSE who did not drain their farms this year will have regrets when the spring opens . WE will send you this magazine and The Poultry Keeper tor $ 1 . 25 per year for both . THE younger an animal the faster it grows and increases in flesh . Hence , young meat is the cheapest . LOOK out for the FABM , FIELD AND STOCKMAN on the 1 st and 15 th of every month . Only one dollar a year . IF pigs are not kept in full growth during the winter they will be no larger at maturity than those that are farrowed in April . , LAST month the snow came in time to protect the wheatin many sections , and from all indications fall wheat is doing well . As LONG as oleomargarine and butterine can find a market it is an i...
What to Do with the Surplus . [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Stockman — 1 January 1885
What to Do with the Surplus . The country is in tribulatiqn because it has produced more than an unusual supply . We were nearly ready to remark that the production was more than we could constime , and the world is being searched in hopes of finding a foreign market to which the surplus may be sent for sale , but the prospect is that the lessening of the great accumulated wealth must bo done at home . Why should the production of wealth be a curse to this country , asds claimed by the modern political economists , who study the subject from one Bide only , while the remainder is unexplored ? Wealth is not really a curse , but whenever the entire population assists to produce it , and yet are denied tho privilege of enjoying it , it is absurd to make the arrogant claim of ovorproduotion . - Though it is admitted that the American working classes receive greater compensation for labor than do those of foreign countries , yet the very faot that they are unable to procure the products ...