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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (June 15, 1906)
AN ATTRACTIVE PORCH.
How a Simple Householder with a
Small Porch Can Give It an Out
So mnny of our leisure hours are
spent on the porch in summer that it
is of great importance to have it as at
tractive and convenient as possible.
It is much harder to make a small
porch attractive than a large one,
where well-designed pieces of furni
ture look well against a delightful set
ting of trees and vines, but in tho
suburban districts the housekeeper of
little means has many problems to be
solved. It is necessary to bring the
outdoor feeling as much as possible
an to the porch.
Pots of growing plants, or boxes
fastened on to the woodwork of the
porch, serve as a screen from passers
by, and are always attractive to those
sitting on the porch. These can be
covered with pieces of Virginia cork
nailed irregularly against the sides of
the boxes, and give a very attractive
Fern baskets may also be hung in
the spaces between the posts, and on
the posts themselves little brackets
can be placed, one above the other, for
holding pots of growing flowers.
Another holder of flowers seldom
seen, would be one ot the Japanese
bamboos, which must be nailed to the
posts, and can either be filled with
water, and have fresh flowers placed
In them, or can be filled with soil, and
contain some quickly growing creep
ers planted in the openings, giving a
most attractive appearance to the set
ting of the porch.
The large growing plants placed on
the floor, either In a corner or near
the steps, are always an attractive
addition, and this is usually the only
decoration found on the average porch.
The largest size of lard buckets can
be planted dark green, and these can
be placed on the grass and in front
of the porch, and if they are kept
filled with growing nasturtiums,
would bloom during the hot months.
Three of them in front of the porch
would give quite an air to a modest
porch, and one would feel Indeed that
one had a pleasant garden, without
the trouble of breaking one's back to
plant the seeds and care for them. If
preferred, they could simply be used
as receptacles for the flower pots,
holding the plants which have been
Indoors during the winter months.
Chinese vegetable baskets are even
more decorative If they can be pro
cured, as they are low and wide. If
more contrivances were thought out
for comfort, many things could be
done outdoors which are usually done
In the house. Chicago Inter Ocean.
THE PICTURE BLOUSE.
A Delicate Green Glace Silk Embroid
ered in Small Posies Is a
Thing of Beauty.
The term picture blouse seems con
fined to those that are heavily em
broidered, and the handsomer the em
broidery the more does the name ful
fill its mission. One beautiful waist
was made of peau de cygne, as glossy
as a mirror, while the embroidery was
in dull silks, made more beautiful by
the contrast with the background.
One of the picture blouses was in
the most delicate cloud green silk
glace. The design was as of a bou
quet of small flowers done in their
own tones. The design was a little
at one side of the waist, extending
over and across the front and trailing
over the other shoulder. A compan
ion waist to this was in the lightest
pink, with flowers done in red and
white and forget-me-not blue.
Old-fashioned frilling finds a place
in the waist of to-day and the frillers
who did not begrudge hemming miles
of soft India frtllincs are now get
ting busy upon frills no wider than
half the width of your little finger,
each frill edged with fine lace. The
waists are trimmed with these frills,
put on in rows, and rows across the
yoke and around the sleeves, and in
rows and rows around the girdle. Qf
course, none but a slim woman would
wear these frills, but she who is tall
and Blight is very effective in them.
NICE VEGETABLE SOUP.
Takes Almost Whole Day to. Cook,
But a Fine Meal After Long
Hours of Hard Work.
Italian vegetable soup requires a
slow fire and a whole day for cooking,
but It Is very good, and is a supper
to look forward to after a hard day's
work outdoors. It calls for a pound
of beef, a cupful of red or white beans,
one-half cupful of split peas, four to
matoes, three carrots, two onions, four
potatoes, parsley, celery, spinach, a
cupful of butter, nutmeg, cinnamon,
pepper, salt, cheese and bread. Put
the beef on covered with cold water
and add a large pinch of salt. Cut all
the vegetables in small pieces, but do
not chop. When the meat has cooked
for nearly an hour, put all the vege
tables in with the meat except the
potatoes. Allow the soup to cook near
ly nil day. Twenty minutes before
serving brown the onions, cut up fine,
in the butter; remove the pieces ot
onion and add tomatoes; put in the
potatoes, also cut fine; udd tomatoes,
butter, etc., to meat and vegetables.
Brown in the oven buttered bread cut
in squares, grate the cheese on to the
bread and serve both in the soup.
KuraJ New Yorker.
Wash the Soap.
When It is necessary to use the soap
fin a public toilet room, take the pre
caution to wash it. Skin diseases are
teaslly contracted through soap.
104-106 North 10th Street.
PECUXIARITIES OF SEX APPEAB
Men Hate to Hove When Once Set
tled Women Expose Their
Foibles in Making
"Here's where you have a chance to
study human nature," says the super
intendent of a Chicago apartment
house,' according to the Inter Ocean.
"Why, I can tell as soon as I have
gone over an apartment with a couple
whether they live happily together.
"If they talk over the attractive cor
ners and she tells where his reading
lamp will go, and he says that is a
nice corner for her tea table, they are
pretty sure to be home folks.
"If he digs holes in the floor with
his cane while she makes a quick sur
vey of the rooms and orders repairs
in a lifeless fashion, they are merely
getting a shell of a home in which to
hang the skeleton of their' one-time
'You learn to read women, too, in
this business," he continues. "The
woman who talks about the lovely flat
she has and how she hates to leave it,
but Henry is bound to come up town;
who criticises everything in the apart
ment and fairly sniffs the air for trou
ble, will make a nagging, fault finding
tenant, and if I had my way I'd raise
'The woman who wears a stylish
dress in the newest coloring and fab
ric, but whose shoes are run down at
the heel, whose finger tops need mani
curing and whose underskirts hang in
tatters of embroidery below her skirts,
is sure to be a sloppy housekeeper and
ruin the fittings in the flat.
"References count for something.
but not everything. A doubtful party
always comes well armed with refer
ences, but when a woman and a man
look at each other doubtfully and won
der whether they had best give the
name of their uncle, or his employer.
or their last landlord, I take heart and
know they are not up to Chicago
"The bane of the apartment house
superintendent is the Sunday rush. All
through April we work early and late
showing apartments on Sunday. On a
pleasant Sunday we show perhaps 200
callers over apartments and rent pos
sibly two. On a rainy Monday we have
three callers and rent two apartments.
Rainy day flat hunters mean business.
"I do not believe any man would
move if he had his own way. He would
rather pay more rent, put in a gas
stove if the steam heat is not all that
it ought to be, sleep on a mattress
stretched on the boards laid over the
bathtub, if the flat is too small any
thing rather than move. Moving has
driven more than one well intentioned
man to drink."
Watch Speaks Time.
A Swiss watchmaker has invented a
watch which speaks the time from a
tiny phonograph. A very small hard
rubber plate has the vibrations of the
human voice imprinted on it, and is
actuated by clockwork, so that at a
given time the articulation is made,
indicating the hour. The utterance
is sufficiently strong to be heard 20
feet away. It is possible by means of
a device of this kind to combine senti
ment with utility, as the vibrations
can be made by any clear voice, and
a man's watch may tell him the time
In the tones of wife or children.
Natural Arm Chair.
A gardener in Korea has formed a
natural arm-chair by twisting a grow
ing vine to the required shape. It 13
also studded with seeds of the gingko
tree, which have grown into the fiber
of the vine. After the chair was fash
ioned in this way it was cut from
the ground, dried and polished until
it resembled mahogany. It is 3
feet 4 inches high, 25 inches wide
and weighs over 100 pounds.
When you go Clothes buying you would always go where you can get the the best values for your
money if you could be POSITIVE where that place is, would you not? Of course you would. Well, THIS
is "THAT PLACE." There's no "if" or "ands" about it THIS IS THE PLACE. Very many men have
already learned the truth cf this statement so many in so short a time that we are astonished but we
want EVERYBODY to know it. Here's a comparison of prices on two-piece suits.
Our price on twopiece Suits $6.85 $10.00 $12.00
Price for same quality at other stores 9.00 12.50 15.00
Here's what you save by buying here $2.15 $2.50 $3.00
The comparison on all other clothing, straw hats, shoes and gents furnishing goods is even more
strongly in our favor. If you buy here now you will get as low prices as you will be able to get at the end-of-the-season
"Clearing Sales," when all the choice patterns have been culled out. WE never have Clear
ing Sales. We give the same treatment to everybody all the yeararound. ,
The Lowest Prices Always
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NEW JERSEY 'RICKISHAS.
Vehicle of Yankee Make Has Invaded
the Orient with Good
That characteristic vehicle of the
orient, the jinrikisha, is drawn by a
yellow coolie in Japan, a brown Hindu
in India, a black Zulu in South Africa;
but look between the shafts of tho
'rikisha in any of these countries, and
you will probably find the same name
plate that of a vehicle manufacturer
in New Jersey. The Yankee jinrikisha
has invaded the east, and its invasion
promises to result in a permanent oc
cupation of countries where cheap la
bor would seem to forbid sales of
The Yankee 'rikisha manufacturer
competes on prices first. He sells vehi
cles as good as the native product at
as low as ?16 and no higher than $40.
American factory methods permit turn
ing them out in large numbers on the
duplicate system. He also competes in
quality, making jinrikishas with ball
bearings, bicycle wheels and cushion
tires at ?S0.
Different types of 'rikisha are made
for different countries. The vehicle is
common in Lagos, Ceylon, and many
other localities, each of which has its
preferences in j the way of weight,
height, hoods, bells, lamps, colors, and
cushions. The New Jersey factory also
supplies the "pousse-pousse" ussd in
Madagascar. It is a variety of jinriki
sha with hood and springs.
Another is the "Korean cab," which
is nothing more than an improvement
on the clumsy Chinese wheelbarrow,
with its single wheel, familiar as a pas
senger vehicle in all Chinese cities.
The "Korean cab" has a single wheel
fitted with a pneumatic tire, and seats
one passenger, the seat being placed
high over the wheel. Coolies in front
and behind balance and propel it, and
the vehicle is capable of good speed.
When the Yankee 'rikisha was intro
duced on the west coast of Africa, it
was so much lighter than the vehicles
previously known that the first Zulu
who drew one presently stopped, lift
ed the vehicle and its passenger to his
head, and wanted to carry it that-way.
being easier. American wheelbarrows
were introduced about the same time,
and a contractor who supplied them
to his Fanti laborers, returning in a
few hours, found them all being car
ried water-jar fashion.
Exports from Gulf Forts.
The growing importance of the
gulf ports for the shipment of western
produce is gathered from a statement
recently issued by the department of
commerce. Kor the 10 months ending
with April Galveston, New Orleans
and Mobile exported 130,000,000 worth
of breadstuffs, against $33,000,000
worth for all the Chesapeake ports,
including Baltimore, and $37,000,000
worth for New York. New York's
lead is readily accounted for by the
advantage it has in the cheap water
route through the lakes and the Erie
canal, which also give her not a little
wheat from the Canadian fields. With
a deep waterway from Chicago to the
mouth of the Mississippi New Orleans,
which contributes $16,500,000 to the
above total of $30,000,000 for the three
gulf ports, would in all likelihood ex
cel New York in the shipments of
breadstuffs and other western produce.
Children of Missionaries.
In Europe the son often follows his
father's trade; in America, . the land
of change and rapid promotion, he
seldom does. For this reason, observes
the Youth's Companion, there is some
thing particularly significant in the
fact that of the missionaries of the
American board in India and Ceylon,
one-third are the children, or the
grandchildren of missionaries sent out
two or three generations ago. Many
men say to their sons, "Mine is a poor
business; try some other." The sons
of the missionaries have said to their
sires, "Yours is noble work; we will
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One Door North of 0 Street
LEES'S LOST FLAG OF TRUCE
Incidents Connected with His Sur
render in Which Maj. Morgan
"I met, on Appomattox day," said
the colonel, "the offlcer who received
Gen. Lee's flag of truce, just before
the surrender, April 9, 1865, This was
Maj. George F. Morgan, at that time in
command of the One Hundred and
Fifty-fifth Pennsylvania in Griffin's di
vision of the Fifth corps. The division
was on duty early that morning. Mor
gan being well to the front with lines
near Appomattox. A rebel battery
went into position to check the union
advance, and became so troublesome
that Gen. Griffin said to the command
er of the brigade: 'Tell Morgan to take
"Griffin had at one time commanded
the brigade, and he knew Morgan. No
sooner was the order given than the
One Hundred and Fifty-fifth charged
the battery. The guns were whisked
away, and the Alabama brigade sup
porting the battery swung around the
A CONFEDERATE MAJOR CAME FOR
WARD BEARING A FLAG OF
flank of Morgan's men to compel their
withdrawal. Instead of withdrawing
the One Hundred and Fifty-fifth pro
ceeded to cut the Alabamans off from
their main column. While this move
ment was being executed a confederate
major came forward bearing a flag of
truce a white pocket handkerchief
tied to the twig of a tree. Taken to
Maj. Morgan, he said at once: 'For
God's sake, major, stop firing. Gen.
Lee has decided to surrender.'
"Morgan asked wny in thunder his
command did not stop firing. The flag
of truce was sent back to Gen. Grif
fin, the message to be forwarded to
Sheridan or Grant, while Morgan him
self pressed the Alabamans to surren
der immedWely. This they did, and
Morgan's regiment had the honor of
firing the last volley of that campaign
and of receiving the unconditional sur
render of the first confederate brigade
to lay down its arms at Appomattox.
Then Morgan, after sending his prison
ers to the rear, rearranged his lines
bo as to include the McLean and other
houses in Appomattox.
"He was sitting on his horse In front
of the McLean house when Lee and
Babcock rode up, and his men were in
duty when Grant, Sheridan and the
others came up. Not only were Mor
gan's men closely associated with the
events pi that day, but they were ap
pointed to receive the arms of the con
federates, who turned over guj and
equipment in the next few days. It will
be remembered that Lee, after writing
his last note to Grant, was met by
Col. Babcock, who escorted him to Mc
Lean's house to await the coming ot
Grant, to whom the note had been for-,
warded. Meantime all was uncertainty
where the lines were In contact, thd
officers arranging for only a temporary!
truce. But it so happened that Maj.
George F. Morgan, now of Chicago,
Was at tha most interesting point on
the line anfl became a participant In,
the dramatic scenes of the Appomattox
"Morgan was also at Gettysburg,'
said the captain, "and he had an odd
adventure on the night of the second
day. His brigade was posted on Little
Round Top and at the night he was
changing his pickets along Plum creek,
in front, when he walked into, a de
tachment of confederates looking after
their own pickets. Morgan was takes
a short distance to the rear as a pris
oner, but, watching his opportunity,
slipped between the videttes and
worked his way back to Little Round
Top. He found his lieutenant sound
asleep, and, creeping under the blank
et, went to sleep himself.
"In the morning the lieutenant
pinched his captain's arm to deter
mine whether he was a ghost or not,
and there was a great commotion, tha
men being noisy with joy when they
found their captain again among then
and none the worse for his adventure.
The next night there was on Round
Top a quiet little game of poker under,
the screen of a blanket. When Mor
gan intimated that it was time to quit
the lieutenant remarked, "That's all
right, as you have all the money
($3.50), but I will get it all tomorrow.
You will be shot and I will go through
your pockets.' But Morgan was not
shot and was kept in training for
many a hard fight."
At Five Forks Morgan was the se
nior captain in a provisional brigade
in which no field officers were present
for duty. When Sheridan and Griffin
rode up at the turning point in the
battle the situation was explained to
them, Morgan expressing his willing
ness to assume responsibility. There
upon Sheridan gave his orders and said
to Morgan: "If you do just as I tell
you we will double their lines back
and break them all up." Morgan
moved the brigade forward, doubled
the enemy's line back on Itself, and, aa
Sheridan said, broke them all up.
Morgan is well known among the
older officers of the regular army, says
the Chicago Inter-Ocean. He went out
with Samuel M. B. Young in 1861. The
latter, who enlisted as a private in the
Twelfth Pennsylvania, became lieuten
ant general, and others of Morgan's
old associates came to hold high rank,
but none of them ever forgot the quiet;
business man of Chicago who won)
brevets at Five Forks and Appomattox
and whose regiment fired the last vol
ley before Lee's surrender.
Chances of Death in Battle.
In Homeric days a battle was a con
flict of armed mobs. The nearer you
got to your assailant the better wad
your chance of killing or being killed.'
The bigger the man the better were!
his chances in the strife. In these
piping times of mechanical warfare;
uayB the Scientific American, the situ
ation is reversed. Battles are fought
at ranges a mile or so. The smaller,
the man the less are his chances of
I being hit An ingenious mathemati
cian has figured out that perhaps the
casualties on the Japanese side must
have been considerably less than those
of the Russians in the recent war if it
be assumed that the marksmanship ofi
each was equally good. The advantage
of the Japanese was inversely as the.
cubes of their height and breadth.;
The average targets offered by each to
the enemy are as the cubes of 1,585
and 1,642, or as 106 to 118, an ad
vantage in favor of the Japanese of
about 12 per cent.
Eva Katharine says she likes to see
a man wear high collars and Grace
says she likes to see him wear stocks.
Would stocks attract you, my dear?
Edna Yes, if they were listed among
the preferred. Chicago Daily News.
Two German officers and eight men
were killed and ten men were wounded
in a fight with Hottentots,' between
Warmbad and the Fish river.
CMMJ.es I0WEI, Fro.
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American and Enropcaa plan.
American Plan SSJ to 93 per day.
European Plan, Rooms 50a to
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lunch counter and Ladles' cafe.
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