The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-????, July 17, 1909, Image 3
LEADER OF THE PITTSBURG PIRATES The Methods of Josephine By Ella Middleton Tybout fipW5A.RADFORD S&HfB EDITOR 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 Porch itrxr- ? 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 succeeded. 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. -J (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 head. "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 assent. "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 menced. "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 C4 I . nSW- Uppincott Co.) 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 copiously. "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 else. 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 terrified. "Take her away," he gasped, "there's some mistake. Let me out of this!" But the minister lifted his hand solemnly. "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 ONE OF THE GIANT TWIRLERS 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 Giants. 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 secretary. 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 MOST BASEBALL PLAYERS ARE LIVING MODEL LIVES 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, i.sk-9 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 alone.