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Inexpensive Home Decorations. [Newspaper Article] — The Dawn — 5 December 1890
Inexpensive Home Decorations. BY ANNA HIKBICH8. House-cleaning frequently results in consign ing seemingly useless articles to the garret or to the flames. Many things so discarded, with a little ingenuity and trifling expense, may be converted into objects of utility and grace. A coat of varnish is easily applied and makes dull furniture appear quite new. A worn-out cane-seated chair is remodelled in this way. Uild with metal paint and cushion with silk patchwork or embroidered broadcloth. Strips of canvas or burlap are first tacked in the seat of the chair and the cushion is attached by means of fancy-headed brass tacks and gimp braid. It seems to be quite the proper thing to have a white chair adorn the parlor. An old rocker painted white, ornamented, with fine lines of gilt and having a soft cushion of yellow material, complies with this caprice of fashion. It is a charming fancy to have a small table of similar description-white and gold -stand beside the rocker. The table is g...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Dawn — 5 December 1890
'SHIP BRAND' BAKING POWDER Good Baking Powder, unlike yeast, leaves the flour quite unchanged, there is, therefore, no danger from yeast spores, which may have escaped alive from insufficient baking, obtaining access to the stomach, causing pains and éructions. Good Baking Powder will not injure the most delicate constitution, but proves in many cases highly beneficial. Cheap inferior Baking Powders should be avoided, as they cause indigestion heartburn, head ache, &c, &c. Registered Trade Mark. VVhpn buying the Imperial Company's "Ship Brand" Baking powder see that it bears the Company's registered trade mark -a ship - for goods are sold as 'IMPERIAL" which were NOT Manu factured by the Imperial Manufacturing Company. «-?A-k+-a IMPEDI* Manufacturing Company Ltd. 77 CLARENCE STREET, SYDNEY. IMPERIAL Manufacturing Company's PORTABLE TABLE JELLIES Have been carefully manufacted from the Best and Purest Material and are made and ready for use, so that any lady can prepa...
Grandmother's Spectacles. [Newspaper Article] — The Dawn — 5 December 1890
Grandmother's Spectacles. They had done good work in their day. Tliey were large and round, so that when she s.w a thing she saw it. There was a «rack across the upper part of the glass, for many a baby had made them a plaything, and all the grandchildren had at some time tried them on. They had sometimes been so dimmed with tears that she had to take them off and wipe them on her apron before she could see through them at all. Her "second sight'" had now come, and she would let her glasses slip down and then look over the top of them while she read. Grandmother was pleased at the return of her vision. Getting along so well without them, she often lost her spectacles. Sometimes they would he for weeks untouched on the shelf in a red morocco case, the flap uplifted. She could now look out upon the hills, which for thirty years she had not been able to see from the piazza. Those were mistaken who thought she had no poetry in her soul. You could see it in the way she put her hand under...
Notes from South Australia. [Newspaper Article] — The Dawn — 5 December 1890
Notes from South Australia. THE Advanced School for Girls inAdelaide very much needs new building's. It is over crowded. Miss SPENCE read a very able paper at the Charity Conference in Melbourne on the rela tion of State Charity to the poor in South Australia. THE Women's Christian Temperance Union is becoming a strong power. It is developing a body of women capable for all manner of public work. Mrs. Nichols, the President is an able woman. THE Act for the better protection of young girls, which raises the age of consent to six teen, and does various other good things, is working well in South Australia. When will New South Wales secure a similiar measure ? TUE women of Adelaide are delighted with Sir Henr3' Parkes' Bill and hope it will pass. They urge the women of New South Wales to be up and doing on behalf of the Bill. It is a grand measure and if they can secure it, there will open a new era in the life of th© mother colon}'. i THE Women's Suffrage Bill introduced by Mr. Caldw...
THE DAWN CLUB. [Newspaper Article] — The Dawn — 5 December 1890
THE DAWN CLUB. THE Editress will be glad to receive the names and addresses of those who are willing to join the club with the object of aiding the social advancement and indus trial independence of women. It is not proposed to ask any regular subscription or entrance fee, but at present, merely to get a list of interested persons and workers who may be communicated with when occasion arises, who will meet to discuss work to be done, and who will form centres for the circulation of literature. Country as well as town members are desired. A meeting will be held on the last Wed nesday in each month, at 8 p.m, Further nfoimaticn at this office, 402 George street.
Home-Made Standing Work-Basket. [Newspaper Article] — The Dawn — 5 December 1890
Home-Made Standing Work-Basket. j BY AGNUS CAER SAQK. Every woman appreciates the convenience of a standing work-basket, but the expense of the frail, dainty wicker ones sold in the shops deters many from gratifying their fancy. Here is a pretty, ornamental little affair that can be easily made by a moderately clever person and at a comparatively small cost, while it serves every purpose for holding work, and being "a thing of beauty" is therefore "a joy forever." The legs are formed of pieces of broom-sticks cut twenty two inches in length and securely nailed together in tripod fashon. Any strong, flat basket about thirteen in. in diameter is then fastened firmly on top and the whole given two coats of either white or black enamel paint ; while if a very fancy stand is desired, touches of liquid guilt may also be added. The basket is lined with yellow, or any other light coloured sateen, one yard and a half being quite sufficient, and tiny pockets are neatly sewed on the sides for ...
Dont's for Amateurs. FROM "HOUSEHOLD." [Newspaper Article] — The Dawn — 5 December 1890
Dont's for Amateurs. FROM "HOUSEHOLD." Don't plaint seeds as small as the eye of a needle, such as petunia and portulaca, under an inch of soil. They should be merely covered, and that with soil as fine as you can make it. Don't pour water on plants or tiWor beds out of a pail or dipper or anything else ; use a sprinkler, or a hose with a tine spray. Don't let any one make you believe that luck has anything to do with success in cultivating flowers. It has not ; unfailing watchfulness and industry, with a mixture of common senso is worth all the luck in the world in flower gardening, as in other things. Don't begin with high-priced novelties, or failure will most likely attend your best endeav ours. Select for your first venture, kinds and varieties of flowers and plants most easily grown. Any friend who grows flowers can tell j you what these are. I Don't fuss top much over your plants ; they like to be let alone when they are doing their best, and so do you. Don't follow everybody...
Hints. [Newspaper Article] — The Dawn — 5 December 1890
faints. Readers send the following : EASY AND EFFECTUAL MODE OF WASHING,-Wet the clothes thoroughly in clean cold water, put the boiler on about half full of water, cut up about an inch and a half of a bar of soap, put in the boiler, bring to boiling point, put in the clothes, boil about half an hour, rinse, blue, and dry. Use about a tablespoonful of Hudson's extract of soap to each boilerful. E.H. E. SURE CURE FOR SCALDS AND BURNS (when the skin is not broken. )-Mix vinegar and starch to a thick paste and piaster on injured part as quick as possible, cover up anti keep it wet with vinegar without uncovering. It will give instant relief and leave no scar. E.S. SOOT WATER.-Place a lot of soot in a bran bag; place the bag with its mouth tied up in a cask of water, and leave it for a day or two. The liquid manure is then ready for use. Do not remove the soot bag, but fill up water as the first water is removed. An occasional shake up of the bag will make the liquid stronger. The man u...
The Art of Washing Windows. [Newspaper Article] — The Dawn — 5 December 1890
Côe art of oasimtfl »tntiotos. BT DORA LIEDELLEN. _ ._í. _2o*._. Only a few days ago I saw a woman, with no strength to spare, on a rainy day, too cold for such work to be done successfully, let alone com fortably, washing windows as her great-grand mother might have been excused for doing eighty years ago. Yet my respect for the aged, and my regard for old times, make me doubt if the old lady named would have made the task so diffi cult. A pail of lukewarm, dirty looking soap suds, another of warmish, not very clean water for rinsing, a stiff, clumsy rag with abundant promise of lir.t, for washing and wiping, these were the appliances being used by the daughter of the afternoon of this nineteenth century. vVith such management is it any wonüer that women "just hate housework ?" Women, let your brains rest your feet, and save your backs. Washing windows is hurd work, and no sensible woman will begin without having made good preparation for it, and she will not make the mistake of un...
The Electoral Bill. [Newspaper Article] — The Dawn — 5 December 1890
~~j The Electoral Bill. Sir Henry Parkes has unfortunately to post pone the Electoral Bill, and we shall have to wait a further six months before it is fully discussed in the House. Possibly the Premier will move the second reading this session, and so be able to expound the purposes ef the measure: The Bill is designed to insure that the people shall be governed by themselves, and according to their own will, that is to say every man and every woman will have one vote, and no one will have more than one vote be cause he is wealthy and owns property in various places, as is the c tse now. Manhood and womanhood will be claim enough to entitle to to a vote ; no property qualifications whatever will be required. The Bill will enable policemen and the military to vote and will abolish the present antiquated system of nomination on the hustings. Seats will also be more equitably distributed. This is probably the boldest and most liberal measure ever submitted » to any Parliament and it b...
MISTRESS O'RAFFERTY "SPAKES" [Newspaper Article] — The Dawn — 5 December 1890
MISTRESS O'RAFFERTY "SPAKES" HY CRACK GREENWOOD. No! I wouldn't demane myself, Bridget, Like you, in desputin with min. Would I fly in the face of the blessid Apostles and Father Maginn ? It isn't the talent I'm wanting; Sure my father, old Michael McCrary, Made a beautiful last speech and confession, When they hanged him in ould Tipperary. So, Bridget Muldoon, hould your talkin' About "Woman's Rights" and all that ; Sure all the rights I want is one right To be a good help-mate to Pat; For he's a good husband, and nivei Lays on me the weight of his hand, Except when he's far gone in liquor And I nag him, you'll plaise understand. Thrue for ye, I've one eye in mournin', That's because I disputed his right To take and spind all my week's earnins, At Tim Mulligan's wake Sunday night. Hut 'tis seldom, when I've done a-washin', He'll ask for more'n half of the pay, And he'll toss me my share with a smile, dear, That's like a sweet mornin' in May. Now, where, if I rin to conventions, Wil...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Dawn — 5 December 1890
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THE LADIES' SELF-HELP INSTITUTE, 4 ROYAL ARCADE, PITT STREET. [Newspaper Article] — The Dawn — 5 December 1890
THE LADIES' SELF-HELP INSTITUTE, 4 ROYAL ARCADE, PITT STREET. THE above Institution is to help ladies to help themselves. There are a great num ber of ladies in the colony who are glad to add to their incomes, and who find great difficulty, very often, in disposing of their work at a remunerative price. Governesses, Ladies' Companions, and Lady Helps, will be helped to obtain suitable situations, for a small fee, which in no case will be charged unless a situation is obtained for them. Par cels sent or called for from all parts. Mending of all descriptions well executed. Ladies waited upon at their own homes, and their orders taken. For all particulars please call, or send stamped envelope for reply. j
A FACE. [Newspaper Article] — The Dawn — 5 December 1890
A FACE. BY J. R. LOWELL. Oh, what a face was hers to brighten light, And give back sunshine with an added glow, To wile each momunt with a fresh delight, Ano1 part of Memory's best contentment grow ! Oh, how her voice, as with au inmate's right, Into the strangest heart would welcome go, And make it sweet and ready to become Of white and gracious thoughts the chosen home !