The Daily Leader (Orange, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 149, Ed. 1 Saturday, September 26, 1908 Page: 6 of 8
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This season of the year is Just the
time for the housekeeper to take
pains and make plans to develop In
her youngest daughter all the quali-
ties that go to make up an all-round
Qo away for a whole day now and
then and leave the entire responsibil-
ity of the household—ordering, cook-
ing and dusting—to the daughter. If
you are without help in the kitchen,
all the better, for the daughter will
learn all the quicker and learn all
the more. If you have one or more
older daughters send them away and
give over all responsibility to the
youngest, who is sure to be over-
shadowed so long as older sisters are
I have a friend, that while her two
older daughters, ,both capable house-
keepers, were away this suqimer, gave
full charge to a daughter of 13. She
Spent each day of one week away, re-
turning at night, just In time for sup- i
per. She neither gave any orders. In 1
the morning or went into the kitchen
at night before supper. Everything
was satisfactory and a most excellent
dinner served one night when there
were two extra for supper. Things
ran with wonderful smoothness, and
the house was kept In apple-pie order.
Other members of the family could
scarcely believe it, as this suddenly
developed housekeeper of but 13
summers had always shirked respon-
sibility, and even work, to such an
extent that her older sisters and
brothers had long been convinced that
their youngest sister wsb simply
"lazy" and never would learn.
When will mothers believe that so-
called "laziness" is simply lack of in-
centive. Further, that “incentive" with
some natures cornea spontaneously,
when presented to them as a form of
duty; others have to have a spontane-
ous desire to create an incentive. In
this case it becomes the parents’ high-
est duty to search and search with
ingenuity, wisdom and patience until
the power to quicken the mainspring
of the child’s character has been
This may mean many failures and
many heartaches, but with each at-
tempt much is learned to form a
stepping-stone to widen experience. It
certainly ia just as grievous a fault to
oegiect to so teach and train our daugh-
ters that the mantle of all our house-
keeping qualities will fall upon them
as to neglect giving them a common
I thoroughly appreciate the fact that
it is more often far easier to do a
thing yourself than to with patience
see it half done by the daughters.
But If we look at this as but one dis-
agreeable part of our business of
housekeeping, we will at once accept
the temporary annoyance with cheer-
fulness. One of the most exasperat-
ing duties to me is to teach a child
to make cake, and yet I have always
forced myself to accept it as but a
part of my business, just as the hus-
band has in commercial life many
annoying detail* to wade through. I
think men are more inclined to take
such things "as a matter of course
One son demanded to be taught the
art of cake making, even to fancy
icing, and to-day no one of the four
that followed has been able to touch
hia quality of gingerbread. Outside
of our duties to our daughters as fu-
ture housekeepers we should bear In
mind that the work of the hands de-
velops the brain, else how would we
have the present wonderful Inventions
in modern machinery?
I do not wish to sidetrack too often
from practical housekeeping, but
wise housekeeping keeps in mind
the sacred fact that a womans
duty is not done when Bhe Just pro-
vides good, wholesome meals, com-
fortable clothing and a neat house.
She must by thought, word and deed
teach her children by giving them re-
sponsibility, and thus force them to
think, to manage and to work In their
own homes, If she alms to be a "wise
Curry of Fish.
Three hard-boiled eggs, two table-
spoonfuls of butter or dripping, two
tables poonftiis of flour, one dessert-
spoonful of curry powder, one dessert
spoonful of chutney, two cupfuls of
milk, half a pound of cooked fish,
three ounces of Itolled rice.
Melt the butter in a saucepan, stir
in the flour smoothly, stir it over the
Are for a few ipluutes, then add the
curry powder ^and chutney. Next
add the milk and stir the sauce over
the Ore till it bblls and thickens. Next
cut the eggs into slices and the •fish
Into flakes. Add them and the rice
to the sauce, mix well together. Pile
it up on a hot dish and garnish with
croutons of bread.
Do This Now.
To clean the refrigerator wash the
inalde once or twice a week in cold
weather, every other day in hot weath
er. With plenty of borax or washing
•oda in warm, water. Then place
plaeee of charcbal In the corners to
absorb the odors of food. These
should be removed often.
a kind of good, wholesome,
II halves. Spread with
. 0f cream itxaese, then a layer
Stuffed olivet. Press to-
The two pillars are two halves of an enormoua balloon. How huge they
are may be understood by comparison with the man In the picture. The en-
velope waa photographed in a balloon factory at Billancourt, Paris
WILL USE NO UMBER.
UNCLE SAM PLANS TO THWART
ANT8 IN PORTO RICO.
New Government Building to Be Built
Without Wooden Doors and
Windows Without Glass
to Foil Insects.
Washington.—The treasury depart-
ment through the supervising archi-
tect has advertised for bids to con-
struct the new government building at
San Juan. Porto Klco.
This building will be one of the
largest and finest buildings erected by
this government in its insular posses-
sions. It Is to be used as a post
office, court house and custom house.
The building is to be Spanish in
style, and will contain many features
belonging distinctly to that class of
architecture. The building is to be of
re-enforced concrete and steel. There
is to be no wood about it, and for this
reason the building will have no doors
and no glass windows, except on the
side facing the sea. There will be
apertures for entrances and exits, but
there will be no wooden doors to open
and close, such as are used In build-
ings in this country. in the place
of doors there will be Iron grtllings,
which can be locked to keep out peo-
ple, and in some places there will be
bamboo flaps which can be closed to
keep out the rain.
There will be no window sashes or
glass panes on three sides of the
building. The window openings will
be free, except for the grilling*. so
there will be fresh air at all times
In the building. A wide gallery will
run around the three sfdes of the
building, and this will keep out the
rain and sun. On t^e side facing the
sea there will be glass windows, but
no wooden sashes. The glass is used
here on account of the strong winds
which come from the sea.
The reason why no wood Is to be
used In the building Is because wood
cannot be used in Porto Rico and last
any length of time. This is due to
an ant, indigenous to the Island,
which destroys wood In a rnosi mar-
velous fashion. The Insect will begin
at the ground and bore Its way into
the wood and gradually eat its way
to the top, reducing the wood to a
powder. Often furniture in Porto
Rico is attacked by the ants, and If
you lean or place a weight on a
table or chair it will fall to the ground,
for the ants have eaten the wood so
badly that they are made shells and
t annot hold any weight.
Steel Is to be used In the new
building where wood would usually
be placed. The floors are to be of con-
crete and mosaic, while the hall-
ways are to be tiled. Supervising
Architect Taylor of the treasury says
that the firm who will get the contract
for building the new building will have
to construct It in this -country and
ship it by coastwise schooners In
pieces to Porto Rico, where it will be
assembled and erected. He expects It
will be two years before it Is finished.
CUPID HEALS A FEUD.
Man and Girl of Warring Families
Elope and Are Married.
Butler, Pa—Despite a feud that has
been in existence for 20 years between
the families of John Davidson and
Jtwtice of the Peace Dunbar of Wat-
ters station, near here, a daughter of
Davidson and a son of Dunbar, eloped
the other day to Cumberland, Md.t
where they were married.
They returned late at night and are
making their home at the residence of
Squire Dunbar, pending the decision
reached by the girl’s father.
Miss Vera Davidson, was 17 years of
age and her sweetheart, Ralph Dun-
bar, was 20 years of age. Each had
known of the friction ibetween the
heads of the respective households,
but Vera decided that this did not af-
fect the love match.
When her father came down for
breakfast, he found his daughter had
written a note, saying she had gone to
Pittsburg. The father did not like
the tenor of the note as he suspected
his daughter and the son of bis worst
enemy had become too friendly. He
followed to Pittsburg, but too late.
The young people had met here and
fled to Maryland. Dunbar, on hearing
of the elopement, sent word for his
daughter to be brought right home to
him and the old feud Is history.
Hand Caught In Rain Pipe.
New York.Climbing to the roof of
a house to recover a baseball which
had been knocked there, 16-year-old
Clarence Yerkes of Roxborough put
his hand down Into a rain spout to
recover the ball, tils hand became
firmly lodged there, and he was not
released for more than an hour, at
the end of which time a tinsmith was
called In to help him.
To free the lad ft was necessary
for the tlnamlih to cut the entire
spout away from the roof and tear up
a part of the roofing. The boy was
not injured in the process.
Fish Have a High Old Time.
Distillery Emptied In Creek, Denizens i thing below the water line seemed to
All Go on Spree.
Frankfort, Ky.—Score* of colonies
living in the region of the town of
Midway have taken io water and are
obtaining their "souses" with fishing
When Orcenbauer’s distillery, which,
for some reason or other, wae situ-
ated near the creek, was destroyed by
fire, 50,000 barrels of firewater were
emptied Into Elkhorn creek, and the
next day every fish that inhabited the
creek below Midway had a "ban*
The whisky floated down stream at
the rate of two miles an hour. Fish-
ermen along the banks noticed that
the water suddenly was assuming the
color of their own |balt. They were
astonished to see staid old members
of the finny family that bad behaved
themselves decorously for years sud-
denly flop out on the bank and at-
tempt to climb a tree. Tortles came
staggering up tbe slopes, pursued by
crawfishes bent on a light. Every-
have bc< n drinking like a fish.
It was a glorious day for the fishes,
but a sad one for the fishermen. The
former were too drunk to see the
halt. Crowds lined the creek all tbe
morning watching the antics of the
Chickens Eat at Midnight.
Augusta. Ga —Mrs. ’H. R. Riley has
a curious collection of chickens that
insist on taking their meals in the
darksome hours between ten and one
o’clock Instead of the daytime, aa
The chickens go to roost at dark,
but every night about ten o’clock they
come out under a brilliant arc light
and for several hours are busily en-
gaged in feeding upon the numerous
bugs which frequent tbe circle of the
light. Having eaten tbeir fill, the
chickens return to their roost, where
they stay until dawn. The owner says
they take a siesta each day at noon
la order to catch up la sleep.
Work oh 3,000 Banners for the Army
Done by Women In Philadelphia
—Naval Emblems Rear-
ranged by Sailors.
Philadelphia.—A visit paid to the
United States arsenal here when the
national flag was being changed In
consequence of the admission of Ok-
lahoma to tbe union revealed some in-
teresting faces. The army flags were
being altered—3,000 of them. Sonde
were of Immense size, the stars being
as big as dinner plates. With the ex-
ception of a couple of men, the entire
work was being carried out by women
—in compliment, perhaps, to tbe wom-
an who made the first "stars and
stripes," Betsy Ross.
The decision of the United States
government arranged the stars in this
order; One row of eight stars on' the
top, then a row of seven, two rows of
eight, another row of seven, and fi-
lially another of eight. This gives *6
stars, the exact number of states
since Oklahoma has been admitted.
On th* flags arranged in the old way
the 45 stars were placed eight on the
top row, seven on the second, eight
on the third, seven on the fourth, eight
on the fifth and seven on the sixth.
In order, therefore, to make the
change it was necessary to tear the
three lower rows of stars ofT all gov-
ernmental flags and rearrange them.
It was a big task, but was successful-
ly carried out within a month
The work was done very systematic-
ally and carefully. The dozen girls
ripped off the stars by means of scal-
pels, being cautious not to Injure either
the stars or the field. As soon as the
stars were removed from the flag it
was passed to a man standing at a
large table, who.’with a piece of chalk,
marked the exact spots on which the
stars were to be reafflxed. When this
was done the flag was handed to the
sewing machine contingent, who quick-
ly and carefully stitched on the star*.
The number of flags to be "read-
justed" being 3.000, It followed that
135,000 stars had to be removed and
sewn on again, together with 3,000
extra stars for the new state. These
new stars were cut by means of a mal-
let and a die. The dies, of course, are
of various sizes, and when the work-
man had selected one of the right pro-
portions he punched the stars out by
blows with a mallet—each blow ma-
king 15 stars. The special workman
selected for this job had a good many
more than the 3,000 star* to punch
out, for a great number of the old
stars were found to be of little use aft-
er they were removed.
The naval flags are all rearranged
by the tailors, who are much more
adept with their needles than the sol-
diers, and in this case the flags were
not sent to any of the government de-
partments. but each ship attended to
the changing of its own flags. The new
flags were first unfurled on Inde-
pendence day, lhat being the date
provided by iaw for the flying of a flag
that is rearranged to admit of a sym-
bol for a new state.
According to an authoritative writer
on the subject, various Ideas have
been advanced for the simplification
of the field of stars on Old Glory. The
difficulty in adding new stars is that
the rows are necessarily made up of
uneven numbers, and this makes It
impossible to arrange a field of star*
that is perfectly balanced, in order
to obviate this difficulty it has been
suggested that the stars be placed In
a circle, so that, no matter how many
new states and stars are destined to
apply for a place in the future, they
could all be provided for by the sim-
ple expedient of adding constellations
to the end of the circular tine.
This is a radical departure that has
found some favor with the govern-
ment officials Intrusted with the work
of rearranging the flag, but ft has not
been thought exp«?dt*nt to adopt the
Idea without appeal to congress, and
through congress to the nation, for It
is felt that such an Important matter
as tbe redesigning of Old Gloty Is a
matter for national consideration.
Jail Food Too Rich.
Harrisburg, Pa.—From Perry coun-
ty comes a unique atory as a result of
a recent visit of Secretary Bromley
Wharton of tbe slate board of chari-
ties to tbe Jail at New Bloomfield.
Mr. Wharton heard whisper* of com-
plaints, and lined up the prisoners,
after sending the officials away..
"Now, what's the matter?" he asked.
"The food ain’t right,’ replied the
spokesman of the prlsonera. ‘ It’s too
rich. The sheriffs wife's all right, but
pie and them other things is too rich
for the blood of men what ain’t get-
It la not likely that the prlsonera
will have cause for similar complaint
Photo Deadly to Grandpa.
Hanover, Pa.—The excitement ln-
cldem to having hia photograph taken
waa tbe beginning of a breakdown
that coat the life of Edward P. Ting-
ling, a well-known retired farmer, aged
87. of this town.
Mr. Yingitng beaded a family of four
living generations, all masculine on
his aide, and the group/ wna photo-
graphed at the home of hia son, Mar-
shal T. Ylngling, with whom be re-
Within two hours after the picture
had been taken Mr. Ylngling became
ill and was soon a victim of fatal par-
alysis. Ha bad entered with excep-
tional vim and exertion Into the prep
a rations for the picture.
Clever Young Twirler Who Is Doing Yeoman Service on the Slab for the
PLAYERS SUGGEST THAT
UMP.RES TRAIN ALSO
Spring Course in the South Might Im-
prove Their Work, Say 8oma
Should the baseball umpires have
spring training and go through the
tame sort of work a* a ball player
must do to get in shape and condition
for the season’s campaign? This is the
bue and cry that Is being heard bn
nil aides, eapeclally In the east. The
poor ump has to come in for his an
nual roasting. Otherwise life would
not be worth living for.
In a discussion the other day be-
tween several eastern player*, the
utnpt were on the pan. According
to Mackenzie in the New York Mail
such cool-headed player* a* Cy Young.
Willie Keeler, Jim McGuire and Jake
Stahl tried to And a reason for the
dissatisfaction that has spread among
the players over the umpiring.
There have been ao many glaring
decisions by the umpires that the
managers are going to try to have
a rule passed making it obligatory for
the umpires to go south In the spring,
when the team* go there to train.
Then the ump could gel Into condition
umpiring the exhibition game* and
(«m« home ready to start to work tn
the big league.
Whatever the result of the many
kicks against (be men who make the
decisions, It is up to Ran Johnson to
vam his men about their effortless
work and to impress on them the lm-
l-ortance of getting up on their toe*
the way they do in the world's fair
series, when they know that they are
To sum tt ail up, there seems to
be a dispoaition on the part of some
of the umpire* to make decision* for
toe purpose of ending the game, a
thing which hurt# every club and
spoils the game.
There is often discussion as to tbe
work of the present-day umpire* a*
compared with that of the men who
ran the game ten or fifteen years ago,
nnd the men who were In the game in
those days and who still Buffer from
the work of the present-day arbitra-
tor* are Inclined to helieve that the
men of this decade are as good as the
There were some very bad umpire*
then and there *re some now, but the
rumber of good umpires is still about
the same. Expert opinion number*
the good men at about three In the
two leagues, but to listen to the daily
kick* one would *tippo*e that there
were no good umpires
COLLEGE MEN NO LONGER
RARE IN BIG LEAGUES
Many Boys Who Boast 8h*«p*kin*
Are Making Good In Major
Ten year* ago the college ball
player was a curiosity in major league
circles, but lo-day he is a fixture. Up
to date big league managers never
fall to look over tbe college stars
when scouting for material. Connie
Mack only recently signed Barry, the
star shortatop of the University of
Vermont team, while Cincinnati a few
week* ago picked up Dubec and Sin-
cock. the star twlrlers of Notre Dame
Connie Mack has been very for-
tunate with college players, getting
a number of hia stars direct, among
them being Pitchers Plank nnd
Coombs and Catcher Powers.
It would be possible to form a pret-
ty fast team from the various college
players tn tbe American league and
what a noiae they would make It they
gave their various college barks after
a victory- Here la a mythical team
made up of players who have en-
joyed tbe liberal advantages of a col-
The catching department would be
looked after by Mike Powers of
Notre Dame fame, Csrrigan of Holy
Cross snd Spencer of Bucknell. These
players are now with Philadelphia,
Boston and 8t. Ijouig, respectively,
and would form a tulghty strong trio.
There are plenty of fOliege heavers
In Ban B.’a league. White of Chicago
was once a star at Georgetown Plank
and Coombs of the Athletics formerly
attended Gettysburg and Colby. Fat-
ken berg, with Cleveland, was once th*
star of tbe University of Illinois.
These are but a few of the many.
Tbe Infield would only be fair with
Stahl of Boston at first. Chase of files
York at second, Nichols of Philadel-
phia at abort and Hartzel of St. Lout*
at third Stahl was a foraaer Univer-
sity of Illinois captain, Cbase studied
at University of California. Nichols at
University of Virginia and Harttel at
the Denver School of Mines. Chase
bss played second base and is very
clever at that position.
There would be college oul fielder*
mi lure to pick from, among them being
Geaaler of Boston. Birmingham of
Cleveland, Hahn of Chicago and Barry
of Philadelphia, aa well as others.
Hughey Jennings was graduated at
Cornell, aud. of course, would be the
ONLY FEW OF OLD TEAM LEFT
Release of Orth Marks Passing of
Another Philadelphia Star.
A1 Orih’s release marks the passing
of another star who was with tbe Phil-
adelphia Nationals when the war be-
tween the two big leagues broke out.
Nearly all tbe great bunch of stars
who jumped from the Phillies to the
American league have now passed out
of the big league.
Ed Deiehanty waa among the first
to go. He Jumped off a bridge that
spans the Niagara river.
Frank Donahue, the nervy, heady
pitcher, retired from the Detroit team
in order to run a hotel In Philadelphia.
Monte Cross Is manager of the Kan-
sas City club. Pitcher Bill Duggleby,
who jumped the Phillies and then
jumped back again, Is now with the
Rochester Eastern league team.
Bill Beruhard la trying to capture a
pennant tn tbe south as manager of a
club. 'Elmer Flick has been 111 all sea-
son with slnrnucb trouble, and his re-
turn to the diamond is a question.
The roeu who nre still in th* major
league hanks are Lajole, manager of
Cleveland, and at good a player aa he
waa when he waa with the Quakers;
"Chick” Fraser, with the Chicago Na-
tionals, taking life as easy as usual,
and Harry White, with tbe Chicago
Americans. All were star players la
lgOfl, and now only three of them are
with big team*. Surely th* Ilf* of a
big league player, even when he la
better than the average, la short at
GOSSIP OF THE DIAMOND
Christy Mathew son has eight shut-
out victories to his credit. ......
Pittsburg probably will have Barry,
Abstain and Frock of the Providence
Grays In line In 1809.
To date tbe New York Highlanders
have spent about 130.000 for new ma
Worcester is drawing away in the
New England league snd It looks like
the third consecutive championship
Arthur Irwin says that the major
league team that will win the most
games at this season of the year is the
one that will hare three first-clam
pitcher# and use them regularly in
Jesse Burkett has not decided yet to .
turn down Hugh Duffy’* offer of |2.000
to Join the Providence Grays. Maybe
be would play a few gamea for Hugh-
ey at (200 a game.
This ia surely the hell for Billy Ma-
loney. No outfielder can stay In fast
company who hits under .200.
Bill Carrlgan, the Boston Red Box
catcher, ie seriously sick with appen
dlcitls, and la out of the game for
the rest of the season,
Ed. Oremlnger, former major
leaguer, has been appointed perma-
nent manager for this year and next
season, to aucceed Manager Jimmy
Ryan of Montgomery.
Smiling A1 Orth, the veteran Yankee
pitcher, who has been with the club
ever since th* American league in-
vaded New York, and who until this
year has always been the mainstay of I
New York boxmen, has hem sold
to Ike Lynebbw* (Va.) club
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