The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-????, July 17, 1909, Image 3

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The Methods of Josephine
By Ella Middleton Tybout
Vr. imifam A- lUIfotd Wlli
questions and Kiv advice FRE& CF
COST on all subjects pertaining to the
suhjct of building tor the readers of
this paper. On account of bis wide expe
rtnc as Editor, Author and Manufac
turer, ha is. without doubt, tha lushest
authority on all th-s subjects. AVidrvss
alt Inquiries to William -A- Radford. No.
XM Fifth Ai.. Chicago. III- and. only
enctoaa two-cnt stamp for reply.
This plan shows a little cement
block house ;2 feet S inches by 24
feet. It Is a very suitable house for
summer resort or for a small fam
ily in a suburban town.
The siae and shape of the house,
'with its heavy Tirana and sable roof,
fives it a rery neat, pleasing appear
ance. Although small and inexpen
sive, it is by no means a cheap-looking
house. When built for a summer cot
tage it looks well with the more ex
pensive and more pretentious houses,
and because of the splendid veranda
it affords hot weather entertaining ca
pacity superior to some larger ones.
: The way in which the veranda piers
are built should be noticed especially.
The cornec blocks are carried up in
such a way that the piers are simply
extensions from corners of the walls,
the. blocks being made to a suitable
site with this end in view. Then the
Teraada openings between the piers
have square corners so that screens
way be easily and accurately fitted.
More attention is being paid to ver
anda screens every year because of
' the added comfort. Kven houses in
cities are often screened in very care
fully and at considerable expense.
But when it comes to a house in the
country, and especially at a summer
resort, a complete set of fly screens
'carefully fitted add as much, or more,
to the comfort of the family than any
other one feature.
When people go away from home in
the summer time they prefer to live
outdoors as much as possible, and I
-'find in visiting houses in suburban
towns that people are appreciating
'fresh air privileges more than they
ever did before. People generally are
breathing more air and enjoying more
sunshine and getter health because
f the knowledge sent broadcast dur
ing the last tew years giving the
First Floor Plan.
causes of tuberculosis and the proper
preventive measures. I think that is
another reason why such small houses
as this are becoming popular in the
outskirts of our larger cities. It often
happens that these comfortable little
cheap houses are built with the expec
tation ot living in them during flie
summer months, but in reality the
families remain in them the greater
part of the year, sometimes moving
into the city only for the months of
J;auary and February.
We are learning new tricks In
.building houses and in making use of
them every year. And we are becom
ing mora sensible. There, is less vul
gar display and more solid comfort.
Fewer men are building big houses for
the notoriety it brings them. More
men are building little comfortable
houses just big enough for their needs,
and small enough so the women aitts
can take care ot them without killing
themselves. 1 have sitiply noted the
desire on the part of the popuiice J
taTCHf1Ni BtDRoOH 1
LrvYtc Room ZZI
tor smaller and rcsre convenient
houses and have made plans accord
ingly. I have tried to give people
what they want, and I believe I have
The interior ot this little ions is
made the most of. The large living
room, 1-xlS feet in size, is very attrac
tive, nnd it offers advantages in the
way of furnishing that will be taken
advantage of by women who are par-
I I Bed Room m
E01-1 n rrxa - aaia
Second Floor Plan
ticular to arrange their living room
with an idea to comfort.
In the plan as shown the chimney is
conveniently placed both for the
kitchen and for a fire in the living
room. If desired, a fireplace can be
built in at the time of building the
house, or it may be added later.
In a plan so small it seems better
to leave out the pantry entirely, but
the . fact is pantries are not consid
ered as important as they once were.
In this plan a case extends clear
across one side of the kitchen and
there are shelves and cupboards from
the floor to the ceiling, which afford
storeroom for everything necessary,
and as there are four cupboard doors
to open out it is easy to get at any
part of the case of cupboards either
for cleaning or to reach the supplies.
The intention is to leave one end of
the living room for the dining table,
a plan that is often adopted by those
living in small houses. Some house
keepers clear the table immediately
after meals and use it for a reading
table betwen times. Other house
keepers have a fancy movable screen
that may be used to partition the table
away from the rest of the room. Prob
ably a combination of the two plans is
the most satisfactory.
Only by living in a house is it pos
sible to know how to adjust yourself
to the different circumstances and
conditions. Tou learn by degrees to
fit yourself into the corners along
with the different articles of furniture
that especially appeal to you, until
you finally discover that you actually
belong there and would not feel com
fortable anywhere else. That is one
of the strongest arguments in favor of
buying a home. It is something to take
a keen interest in. you put your whole
heart into it, and you are happy, be
cause the home is where the heart is.
Shetland Ponies.
The Shetland ponies are exception
ally strong, says Vogue, because for
generations they have been accus
tomed to picking their way up and
down the precipitous hillsides of the
mountainous land of their birth. Un
soundness of wind or leg is almost
unknown, and the little animals are,
ot course, very sure-footed. Orig
inating in the Shetland islands, they
are said to have been there prior to
the ninth century, and have long and
pure pedigrees. The breed is the
smallest of ponies, the height rang
ing from 34 to 46 inches, and there are
comparatively few of the, in this
country only about 5.000 Shetlands
and less than that nunoer in the Shet
land islands. The disposition of the
Shetland is of tbjs best, the testimony
ot all breeders "eing to the effect that
they are d"icile, fearless, loyal, pa
tient and Kood-tempered. Moreover,
they are '."sexueiisive to ket-p, live to a
reat Jitsd are always saiiible.
(Copyright, by J. B.
I think I can truthfully say that the '
first time Josephine awakened any
real interest in my heart was -when I
discovered she was in love.
One afternoon she" returned with the
usual bunch of violets and a most un
usual expression. The instant I saw
her I knew a crisis was at hand, and
rose to the occasion as a cork rises
to the surface of the water lightly,
buoyantly, yet determinedly.
Josephine went at once to her room
and closed the door with decision. I
hovered on the stairway, palpitating
with uncertainty, and the affectionate
solicitude which is so far removed
from mere vulgar curiosity. Finally,
mustering all my resolution, I turned
the knob of the door and entered with
quite a jaunty air, carelessly hum
ming a tune.
Josephine lay face downward on the
bed, the violets crushed and broken,
and the heels of her patent leather
shoes sticking pathetically outward.
A choking, gasping sound revealed
tbat she was crying into the counter
pane. Gently murmuring an endear
ing epithet, I laid my hand upon her
"Oh, Aunt Gertrude!" sobbed Jose
phine, "Aunt Gertrude!"
"Poor child, I returned, responsive-
ly, "I understand I understand.
'O, no, you don't, she interrupted.
ungratefully. "You you can't.
Josephine," I said, kindly but firm
ly, "you are engaged to be married
and to a man."
It was evident she was astonished
at my perspicuity, for she raised her
head as though listening and nodded
"Furthermore. I continued, follow-
"You Go and Explain Things.
tag up my advantage and speaking
with conviction, "you are unhappy.
Down went her head again, and the
sniffling into the counterpane recom
"Dear," I whispered with unalloyed
sweetness, "is he worthy of these
tears V
No reply.
"Do you love him," I continued,
" deeply, truly, everlastingly?
Josephine sat upright and pushed
the hair out of her eyes.
"Oh, Aunt Gertrude," she gasped,
"it isn't him it's them."
"Them?" I hazarded, faintly.
"Yes," said my niece with the calm
ness of despair, "that's the trouble,
I'm engaged all right but there's two
ot him."
Tell me about it." I suggested,
chiefly because I felt something was
expected of me.
"Yes," she agreed quickly, "I might
just as well. I've got to tell some
body." "I Ignored the last clause and com
posed myself to listen. Her story was
briefly thus:
Being unable to withstand the fas
cination to two callow youths, and
finding It Impossible to preserve the
peace between them, Josephine had
formulated the scheme of taking them
on alternate days, like two varieties
of pills, as it were. She remarked
casually that she had stopped their
visits to the house, as she disliked to
see them glare at each other,' and,
moreover, her evenings were thus left
free for others. She did not explain
this, however, but insinuated parental
opposition and daily persecution of
herself, borne with angelic sweetness.
Gently, but decidedly, I laid the
facts of the case before my niece. I
told her that, as she could marry but
one man, it was manifestly improper
to be engaged to two.
"You must now, I continued ig
noring her remark, because I could
not help comprehending that such a
situation might be agreeable, albeit
sinful "you must now, dear child,
make your selection. Which of your
suitors do you love the better?"
"Yes," said Josephine miserably,
"it's up to me to choose, and I've
done it."
"Let your heart guide you," I ad
vised gently.
That s just what I tried to do, re
turned Josephine, confusedly, "but the
old thing wouldn't work. So I tossed
up a penny heads tor Ned and tails
for Harry. It came down tails."
"And," she continued, quietly, 'Tm
going to elope with him tonight."
"To-night!" I ejaculated, aghast.
"Yes, to-night And, oh. Aunt Ger
trude, I don't want to one bit. It's
not Harry, after all it's Ned. Just
as soon as the penny came down tails
up I knew it was Ned I wanted, but I
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was afraid to toss again, because then
if I got Ned I might want Harry
don't you see?"
I did not see. in fact, such vacilla
tion was quite incomprehensible to
my well-balanced mind, but I was
obliged to devote my energies to
soothing Josephine, who again turned
her face to the counterpane and wept
"And he's waiting on the corner by
Trinity church, she sobbed; "he said
he'd wait till I came. And it's rain
ing.' And he has a cold. And I sim
ply can't go marry him. And he's
bought the ring. And I think Harry's
such a hideous name. And hell wait
till I come, and and "
Josephine suddenly sat upright and
grasped my hand.
"You go," she said, "you go, and
explain things."
It is needless to recount the argu
ment that followed. Enough to say
that I finally agreed to go and tell
the man waiting to marry my niece
that, after all, she preferred some one
Josephine produced a long, light
cloak and wrapped me in it; she also
adorned me with a large hat loaded
with plumes, because, she explained,
Harry would be looking for just that
costume. Over the hat and face she
tied a thick veil, remarking that no
one could possibly tell who was in
side it, and perhaps Harry would
marry me in spite of myself, as he
was very impatient. Then she gig
gled hysterically.
Secure in the consciousness of my
rectitude, I compressed my lips and
drew on my rubbers.
It was not a pTeasant evening. A
fine, sleety rain fell steadily, turning
the pavements into shining sheets of
glass, over which I shuffled carefully.
Trinity church is situated on a side
street entirely off the main thorough
fare,' where it is very quiet and se
cluded. I paused as I reached the
corner and laid my hand on my bosom,
a little to the left of the breast bone,
as described in physiologes when lo
cating the heart Its throbbing was
very evident '
Summoning all my fortitude, I
looked in the direction of the church.
There, beside the lamppost, stood a
manly form, and drawn conveniently
close to the curbing was a herdic cab.
Suddenly an arm appeared about my
waist a face was pressed close to
mine, and I distinctly felt the pricking
of a mustache. I blushed beneath
the veil and was glad the street hap
pened to be dark and quiet
I found myself gently but forcibly
propelled towards the cab, the door
of which stood invitingly open. Twic
I strove to articulate, but both times
my voice failed me.
'To going on the box with the
cabby," he continued, cheerfully, "to
make sure he gets the right place. It
won't do to have any mistake, you
know. Now, then, in you go.
And I found myself picked up bodily
and deposited in the cab. The door
slammed and we were off.
I was eloping.
My first impulse was to scream, but
this I resisted firmly; my second, to
draw the la probe closer about me, and
to this I yielded and resigned myself
to the inevitable.
The cab stopped abruptly and the
cab door was flung eagerly open.
Strange undulations traveled up and
down my spine.
We were in the chapel by this time,
and the clergyman. in bis robes was
waiting for us with two witnesses
everything very proper and legal. As
I could not trust my voice I began
to fumble with my veil; at least
could uncover my face.
""Let me help you," he eaid, gently,
and untied the knot
I turned and faced him, and for
moment we stared at each other as
though petrified.
' The devil!" he exclaimed, very
rudely, I thought
I made a gigantic effort to speak.
"My dear young friend," I said in a
voice which sounaea weaK ana au
tomatic to my own ears, "I fear my
presence may be somewhat of a dis
appointment as well .'as a sur
prise "
But I got no further, for he turned
helplessly to the clergyman as though
"Take her away," he gasped, "there's
some mistake. Let me out of this!"
But the minister lifted his hand
"There seems to be some strange
misapprehension," he said, sternly;
"let us get to the bottom of this mat
ter at once. Did you expect to marry
this gentleman, madam? Pray ex
plain." And I explained as well as I could.
When I reached home a long time
after, for the distance was great and
the street cars slow I found my
wrapper and slippers laid out in my
room and Josephine hovering anxious
ly about the window watching for me.
I told her the whole story, and she
laughed in a way I thought ungrateful
and unappreciative.
"Josephine," I said solemnly, "I
shall never recover from this night's
experience. I hope you will always
remember all I have done for yon."
"Oh, well," returned Josephine care
lessly, "of course it was awfully good
of you, but do you know. Aunt Ger
trude, I think you bimgid the thing
most avflu?ly.
5sa I f
Here is Fred Clarke, the pilot of the
pirate crew from Pittsburg. Fred ha3
been in the game a long while, but
from the way he keeps up his speed it
will be many moons before a young-
iter is selected to supplant him.
Clarke has carried home several pen
nants for the Smoky City aggregation.
It was under the late Billie Barnie, in
the old Louisville days that Clarke
made his entry into major league com
pany. He soon succeeded Bamie a3
leader of the Colonels, and later, when
the Pittsburg club bought out the
Louisville franchise and merged both
clubs, Clarke came to Pittsburg and
Leon Ames has done acceptable
work for the New York Giants in the
box this season. While Ames has
never been ranked as a star, he has
developed into a first-rate twirier dur
ing the years he has been with the
Pulliam Back In Harness.
Harry Pulliam is again the directing
head of the National league. After a
leave of absence of six months the
National league president has re
sumed his duties. When Pulliam ap
peared at his office in the St. Louis
building in New York he was as brown
as a berry and looked the picture of
health. Though they had not given
the Information out in. advance, the
office assistants were expecting him.
John Heydler, who had been acting as
president turned over everything to
Pulliam and resumed his duties as
W is - vV I
has remained ever since, piayiss left
field and managing the team.
Just now the Pittsburg elan Is sail
ing along at the head of the XattonjJ
league race and the nestling manager
has his men in good shape. Of course
be has the able assistance of that
mighty Dutchman. Hans Wagaer, and
my! what a bundle of assistance that
big pretzel hunter is to Clarke. Tit
latter says its the pennant for feis
this time, and he farther avers tha
a world's championship goes with h
For he feels that his team win be abts
to trounce the Detroit, whom he
picks to win the American league
High-Salaried Diamond Artists Real
ize That They Must Keep in
Best of Condition.
The life of the average baseball
player is as close to the model a good
citizen should follow as can be. He
is generally married, and. except
when be is traveling, spends bis spare
time at home. Oa the road he is a
his hotel most of the time when he la
not at the baseball park. Once or
twice a week, perhaps, he goes to
the theater, but generally he spends
the evening in the lobby of his hotel
talking over baseball and other mat
ters with members of his own team
and friends who drop in to see hinx.
Nine times out of ten he Is in bed and
asleep by 10:30 o'clock.
In the old days of baseball It saed
to be quite the thing for the star
nlaver to swnd bis nisrft ir,
j with friends, basking in the geciaity
of popularity, and mixing in rofdy
carousals. Such actions are a ttia
of the past
Nowadays the baseball player to
first of all a gentleman. So team wul
put np with a man that drinks ex
cessively, save In rare cases. Now
and then there is a man who. can
spend his evenings in hitting the big
spots and then play good baseball the
following day. Socks men are few and
far between, however. Moat of those
who try It discover that their careers
as ball players in big league company
are short-lived.
It is a matter of common sense.
The ball player knows he cannot do
his best when he is not taking care
of himself. If he does not know It
the fans and his manager will point it
out to him with unquestionable force.
He knows that to hold a jot on a big
league baseball team he must be tai
possession of the ability to ase the
best his brain and muscles contain.
He can hare this ability only by '
serving the best rules of life. : ,
Furthermore, the baseball player in
the last few years has come to realise
better than ever before that when be
is through with baseball he can ex
pect nothing from the pebUe that
once applauded him. nor from the
manager that occe begged for Us sig
nature to a contract He oust take
care of himself, and if he has not pro
vided for the future daring his days
of success and money-cuaking he Is fa
a bad way.
There are probably no men receiv
ing such high salaries who take snela
good care of their money and save so
much of it as baseball players. Al
most any well-known diamond star
that has played in one of the hsg
leagues for a number of years has
usually laid by a big proportion of his
salary, and when the inevitable time
for his retirement comes be is fa av
position to take np some other bust
rets, or if he does sot wish to do
that at once he finds himself in cir
cumstances easy enough to be free
from care concerning the fata re for a
number of years at least
Umpire Cusack Loses Job.
John Heydler, acting president o!
the National league, has dismissed:
C'mpire Cusack. whose work has been
unsatisfactory. For the present the
National league will go along witt
seven umpires. JohMtone workmg