The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-????, October 09, 1909, Image 3

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    Lawrence Daniels' Choice
By Andrew
tCopyright. by W.
It was purely a question of caste
rrom the beginning. The lines of so
cial standing were very Beverly drawn
at Adam's Terry, as Pearl Amboyne dls
corered very soon after her first visit
to Lake Linwood. She was a good
jlooklng girl of a practical turn of
mind, who had worked her way up to
a fairly lucrative position in the serv
ice of a New York clothing firm and
Was spending her vacation with her
mother at a short distance from the
'great metropolis.
Everybody at Adam's Ferry goes
to the landing to inquire for mall, and,
incidentally, to see what manner , of
people are going up the lake. Law
rence Daniels was holding a parasol
lover his aunt's august head, when he
aaw Pearl Amboyne hastening over the
gang plank. Before he could beat a re
treat the girl had nodded to him, and
he was compelled to acknowledge her
salutation with a perfunctory dip of
his hat.
j '.1 was not aware," said Miss Eva
jjoliffe, sister of Lawrence Daniel's
mother, recently deceased, "that you
had an acquaintance among the hotel
people."
! "Well," returned the young man,
nervously, "a man who is a reporter
on a big newspaper, as I am, is bound'
to meet a few persons who are, not
eligible to the select set at Adam's
Perry." ,
"I trust, nephew," said Miss Joliffe,
"that you remember that it is improp
er to mingle your social and busi
ness acquaintances. She is rather
handsome, too, and has her mother
Hia Foot Caught Uporf a Root and
Ha Lurched Forward.
With her. Evidently she makes some
pretense to respectability." I
i "Aunt Eva." said Daniels, "the
young lady in question Is of lrreproach-
able character. She Is a working I
'girl, but none the less to be respect-1
led on that account"
! From that day Lawrence. Daniels
had bo peace of mind at Lake Lin
iwood. He was at Adam's Ferry prin
cipally because his aunt had told him
to come, and, as she was wealthy and
favorably Inclined toward him, her re-
'quest was not to be disregarded. He I
.thought rather sorrowfully or the
evenings when he had called on Pearl
Amboyne, ana oi tne tains tney naa
upon literature, art and other things,
They had read the same books and
pent many pleasant afternoons at
the picture galleries. That was in
the days when he was struggling for
bare existence,
. Then somebody discovered that he
could write, and he found himself
upon a, paper where his salary ran
into large figures, and he was hailed
by that proudest of journalistic titles
"a good man!" Then he fell into
the good graces of Aunt Eva. That
meant receptions and afternoon teas
and an introduction into one of the
!"smart sets" of New York. Pearl
Amboyne saw him once or twice after
hla rise in fortune. It was very easy
(for him to tell her that he could find
illttle time to call upon her, for men
iwho obey the commands of a city ed-
itor have little time they may call
.their own. She saw him for the
first time in months at the landing at
'Adam's Ferry.
Pearl Amboyne and her mother
Iwere permitted to go their own way
at the ferry. They did not seem to
be aware that they had been socially
'.ostracised. They cared little about
the Traver's set or the other "select"
.guests oi tne notei. rean spent ner
days rowing her mother about among
the Islands of the lake. There is an
'amiable tradition that In this body
lot water there are 365 . islands, one
)for every day in the year. In leap
year, so the story goes, an additional
Island appears, which is lost to view
on the last day of December. There
were islands enough for everybody,
and the mother and daughter managed
to steer clear of the Adam's Ferry
aristocracy. Lawrence Daniels aaw
the two occasionally, and greeted
them in a somewhat embarrassed
fashion.
"You needn't trouble yourself to
apeak to me any longer," said the girl
to him one day. "I can adapt my
self to the present situation. I sup
,pose that if I had belonged to the
Traver'a set you would have treated
me with ordinary civility."
i In her heart she said: "I can hard-
Dexter
a. Chapman.)
ly blame him. He has a career be
fore him. If I had loved him less, I
would have married him when he
asked me two years ago."
There was one day in the calendar
when all differences of social standing
were forgotten. That was Beetle
Rock day. On that day the great
rock which rose from the middle of
the bay near Adam's Ferry was piled
high with driftwood, it was the fu
neral pyre of the season which was
gone. Lawrence Daniels was master
of ceremonies that year, directing the
movements of the army of transports
which all day long was busy convey
ing , logs and packing boxes to the
rock. In the center of the pile were
trunks of giant trees, placed on end
and held in place by small logs. In
the midst of all was a pocket filled
with light kindling wood, covered
with pitch and tar. This was the
mine from which was to ascend a
tongue of flame.
The night was falling when from
the point a flotilla of boats swept
toward the rock. A single boat shot
out from the group and grated upon
the edge of Beetle Rock. A gleam of
light shone from beneath the shelter
of a cap, then the flame from a torch
flared high in the air. Lawrence Dan
iels, his face illuminated by the jet
of fire above his head, turned to the
crescent of boats and bowed. He
hurled the torch into the center of
the giant tinder box and turned to
go. His foot caught upon a root and
he lurched forward. In trying to save
himself he half turned, then fell upon
the rock.
From the top of the pile of timbers
there burst a blinding flood of light
Beneath its glare those who sat in
the half circle of boats could see
that a thin stream of blood was
trickling from the right temple of the
man who lay stretched upon the rock.
The pile of timber began to settle. A
blistering heat compelled the specta
tors to pull back from the nest of
flames. A pine log rolled from the
side of the volcano of wood and fell.
spouting fire within six inches of Dan
iel's head.
Why don't somebody pull out to
the rock?" yelled a voice far back In
the semi-circle.
Why don't you do it yourself?"
came the response from half a dozen
throats.
A light skiff shot out swiftly from
the landing near the hotel. In it sat
a girl, wrapped in a cloak and rowing
with desperate energy. The glow
from the flaming pyre revealed the
features of Pearl Amboyne. She drew
her boat steadily toward the prostrate
figure, and as the bow grounded
seized the unconscious man with firm
hands and dragged him aboard. A
wild cheer brust from the spectators
as the girl bent to her oars ana rowea
out of the fire zone to safety.
"I understand,", said the night ed-
itor of the Clarion to his assistant a I
few days later, "that Daniels sur
prised his friends by marrying a Miss
Amboyne quite unexpectedly the other
night What was it, a money match?"
"Not at all," rejoined the other
man : "they ten me sne s just a pretty
working girl. Everyone thought he
was in the market for a rich marriage,
but this seems to have been a sure
enough romanctic affair. Miss Am-
boyne saved his life during his vaca-
tlon at Lake Linwood, and he evident-
I ly made up his mind to dedicate the
balance of it to her."
'He did right" Bald the night edit
or, emphatically. "It's refreshing to
meet with a bit of real romance once
in awhile in these prosaic days."
NEW RAT TRAP A SUCCESS
Rodent Caught by Flypaper Frightens
Tipplers in a Philadelphia
Barroom.
Several men who happen around the
thirst-allaying establishment of E6V
ward Carmany, which holds forth its
allurements at Marion street and
I Kaighn avenue, Camden, decided yes-
terday that it was time to join the tee-
totalers' ranks. Carmany has . had
some rats in his place, that is, of the
animal kind. There was a hole in the
I floor by which they made their way
to the barroom, much to the annoy-
anceof gentlemen who might be get-
ting on the outside of highball or a
large, foamy glass of amber. Car-
many had an Inspiration the other
day. Flypaper catches flies, why not
rats? The idea was too good to lay on
I ice, so he put It to work.
Close to a hole through which the
rata came the saloon-keeper laid a
sheet of the sticky flypaper and await-
ed results. They came fast and in a
bunch. A man who was enjoying the
best effects of a rlckey saw something
moving across the floor He dropped
the glass, jumped to the bar and cried.
"Holy Moses
The bartender thought the man had
fits and laughed, but when he caught
sight of the sheet of paper gyrating
about the floor in the most uncanny
way he threw the bung-starter at it
and fled. One or two others gave the
I room a wide berth, and attracted by
the commotion, Carmany ran in. He
laughed and said: "The paper worked
all right." The rat, which had become
so tangled in the sticky mess that it
could not see its way to its hole, .was
killed. Philadelphia Record.
T
HE scientists in the service
of the United States and the
states which are waging war
on the mosquito have discov
ered a new method of exter
minating the pest. This
method consists in propagating and
distributing a' parasitic worm which
lodges in the body of the mosquito
and kills It or checks Its egg-laying
powers.
It has for several years been recog
nized that the mosquito is one of the
worse public enemies of the American
people. Upward of 15,000 deaths oc
cur from malaria, which Is spread by
the mosquito alone. This figure does
not count the vast number of people
whose systems are weakened by ma
laria and thus easily succumb to oth
er diseases.' The discomfort caused
by the mosquito in many parts of the
country Is also a grave Injury to pros
perity. Therefore, anything , which
tends to exterminate the mosquito is
of immense public benefit
Row greatly some regions are in
need of relief from mosquitoes has
just been shown by the dispatches
from Chenler au Tigre, a large and
fertile island in the Gulf, oft New Or
leans. The mosquitoes there have bred
In such quantities that the Inhabi
tants have been forced to keep in
doors altogether, while the cattle have
been killed by the mosquitoes filling
up their nostrils and throats and cho
king them.
The new worm which kill the mos
quito Is known to science as agomer-
mis cullois meaning "roundworm of
the mosquito" and Is recognized as a
destructive pajfasite of the wicked In
sect It is also called the "Hairworm
in many places on account of its re
semblance to a small hair. It spends
at least part of Its life in the belly of
the mosquito, and, in the case of the
female, when It does not kill her, It
prevents her from reproducing her
species a result equally satisfactory,
Very little Is known of the life his
tory of the worm, or how It spends
the early stages of Its existence. It Is
a new discovery. It was first found
and identified, only a short time ago,
by Dr. John B. Smith, who, as ento
mologist attached to the New Jersey
agricultural experiment station, at
New Brunswick, has charge of the
mosquito survey of his state, which
has a wide-spread reputation for pro
ducing a remarkable crop of mosqui
toes. There are, as is well known, many
species of mosquitoes In New Jersey.
But the worst of them all, so far as
ability to annoy goes, is the brute
with striped legs. This Is the real and
original "Jersey mosquito." It breeds
in marshes, though It flies thence for
great distances, and scientific men
know It as "culex solicltans,
Necessarily, this species cuts a very
large figure in the problem which Dr.
Smith is engaged in tackling. With
a view to studying its life history in
detail, he has built on a marsh a cage
of wire net, with a framework of scant
ling, big enough for himself to occu
py. In this cage he has reared the
marsh mosquitoes, watching them
through ' all the stages of their de
velopment. In the midst of their nat
ural surroundings. Incidentally, he
has subjected many specimens to mi
croscopic examination, to find ont how
the egg-sacs of the females developed.
and other such points.
On a number of occasions, while
thus studying the female insects, he
noticed that their abdomens seemed
abnormally enlarged. Finally, his
curiosity being aroused by this phe
nomenon, he tore open the belly of
one of the insects, and found Inside
of It two-halr-like worms about a third
of an inch long, and nothing else.
They were something new to him.
and so he sent the worms to the gov
ernment helminthologlst signifying
'worm man" In Washington,
The worm mau. Dr. Charles Wardell
Stiles, promptly Identified them as
'round worms" of the kind popularly
known as "hair worms" or "wire
worms." He also gave them the long
Latin name already mentioned, and
said that they were undoubtedly para
sites of the mosquito. But in the
meantime Dr. Smith had started In to
examine large numbers of marsh mos
quitoes for worms. In a lot that was
sent In from Barnegat bay he found
many Infested. In fact, every eollec
tion received at the experiment sta'
tlon from Raritan river to Cape May
yielded numerous worms.
He thinks It beyond doubt that the
parasite shortens the life of the mos
quito it Infects though this, of
course, is a matter unimportant com
pared to the prevention of reproduc
tion. Apparently, the worm does not
diminish the insect's appetite at all.
7fl WAY A. YSLLOW fYR
One afternoon, at Anglesea, Dr. Smith
occupied himself for an hour In cap
turing marsh mosquitoes that came to
bite him, and found that fully half of
them were Infected.
On the other hand the Infected In
sects were noticeably sluggish and
easily recognized by their actions and
appearances as diseased. Investiga
tion showed that they were least nu
merous in' places where the worms
were most common. Evidently, then,
the worms are agents of nature for
keeping mosquitoes in check to a cer
tain extent . They do the work with
great effectiveness. It only remains
to be ascertained whether their ef
ficiency in this line can be important
ly .Increased by artificial means.
In other words, Is It practicable to
breed the worms artificially and in
troduce them Into mosquito-cursed
places? The first thing to be done,
obviously, in making such an attempt,
is to obtain definite and exact knowl
edge of the life history of the para
site. Fortunately, although almost
nothing Is known as yet on this sub
ject, there is a good deal that can be
inferred with reasonable certainty.
For example, there is hardly any ques
tion of the fact that the worms breed
in marsh mud. '
Dr. Smith has found them not only
in the adult mosquitoes, but also in the
abdominal cavities of the larvae and
pupae the two forms of mosquito life
following the egg, both of which are
water-dwellers. It seems evident then,
that Infection takes place In the water
and nowhere else. That is to say, the
worms (themselves water-dwellers)
attack the "wrigglers" and the pupae
Into which these larvae transform
themselves, and bore into their bellies.
DISSERTATION ON THE DAWN
Humorous Writer In Llpplncott's
Makes a Few Remarks of More
or Less Value.
The most difficult, exasperating and
rantankerous pessimist with which the
smiling, festive and irrepressible op
timist has to deal is the fellow who
takes some stock in the ' old saying
tnat it is always darkest just before
dawn. There is, of course, no argu
ment over the fact that dawn is a joy
ous occasion, even if it is more pleas
ant to stay up for it under proper con
ditions, than to get up for it but. says
the pessimist, admitting the truth of
the adage, one cannot tell when It is
darkest until he actually sees the
dawn. He is likely to say. further
more, that if it's going to bring dawn
any sooner, let it get dark as almost
anything, and the sooner and darker.
tne Detter.
One positively cannot argue against
such logic, for, as aforesaid, dawn Is a
joyous occasion except to the man
who is alseep, and he doesn't count
As for the man who is intoxicated. It
is also a question whether many of the
beauties of dawn are not lost, because
he is already so busy with his own re
sponsibilities that he cannot take on
any new joy.
Then there is the man who would
stay up all night in a brilliantly lighted
room, practicing auto-suggestion by
repeating the word "good." Under the
glare of artificiality such a man would
be prone to claim that there was no
darkness outside, but that it was ail
Inside. But, if after settling up, he
went out at the first faint blush of
dawn, it would look to him like about
30 cents' worth of adulterated tallow
candles, and' it might require several
subsequent sittings with the cards
running better to dispel the hallucina
tion.
All these, of course, are exceptions
which cannot be considered. Normally,
darkness and dawn have to be taken
just as they come, and they continue
to come with regularity, pessimists
and optimists to the contrary notwith
standing. Llppincott's.
Czar Is Largest Landovmer.
The czar of Russia, with 90,000,000
acres, is the biggest landowner in the
world.
V&SP The Home Department I
STARTING THE DAY
DAINTY BREAKFAST TABLE IS IM
PORTANT THING.
A Little Care In Appointments Means
Much Proper Preparation of
Various Kinds of Appetiz
ing Dishes.
By JESSICA E. BESACK.
fDirector DeDartment of Domestic
Set-
ence ana Art .National (jorn exposition,
Omaha.)
Daintiness should be-the keynote of
the breakfast table as well as for the
table at other times. Some house
keepers may feel that they do not have
time to go into the garden and gather
a few dew-laden buds for the early
morning meal, but those who do not
have time, usually have some one
about who could do this if they were
asked. Not every housekeeper can
have hot-house flowers on her table
in mid-winter, but there are very few
who could not find the time to pot a
few ferns or other greenery that is
waiting in the woods to be dug up,
if they cared to do so. Such a center
piece will add both daintiness and
cheer to a very plain table and will
show that some one about the house
thinks of other things than mere ex
istence. . i
Mahogany furniture is not necessary
to make a pretty and attractive table,
but neatness and care will make the
plainest table pretty.
Every woman can iron a tablecloth
neatly and lay It straight Plain
white dishes, well washed, are within
the reach of all, and are infinitely to
be preferred to the gaudy colored
ones on the market
Some people have been educated to
take delight in a pretty, well-kept
table, and to these people an untidy
table, littered with part of the evening
meal, filled with dirty catsup and other
bottles, crumbs and careless cooking,
will take away all desire for food.
A simple breakfast of eggs, toast
coffee and fruit, if daintily served, is
good enough for anyone. In making
toast there is no reason why the bread
should not be trimmed into a neat
shape and cut thin and evenly. Heat
the bread knife, and you will be sur
prised to see how easily this is done,
.The parts cut off can be used other
wise, so there need be no waste. Toast
the bread evenly and law it in straight
BOTH PRACTICAL AND SMART
Maternity Gown That Will Make Up
Well in Many Kinds of Ma
terial. This is a style that is most practical,
as It looks smart and is very comfort
able to wear; it may be carried out
in cashmere, nun's veiling, or in any
sort material not too thick. There is
first a deep yoke or empire bodice, to
which . the skirt is gathered and in
.which is fixed a chimlsette of tucked
net or ninon; then over it are zouave
fronts of the material prettily trimmed
with braiding and insertion or galloon;
holes are made in zouave through
which soft ribbon is threaded and
knotted on the bust, each of the long
"ends being knotted further down, and
finished with silk pOnpons.
The material sleeves are braided and
trimmed to match the zouave; the un-der-sleeves
match the chemisette. At
the lower edge of skirt is a wide band
If braided material, each edge of which
is piped with silk.
Materials required: Eight yards 46
inches wide, one and one-half yard
tucked net, four yards ribbon.
Beetle Gown.
New gown called the beetle back Is
bo embroidered with beads as to give
the wearer the appearance of wearing
gorgeously hued wings.. Bless their
hearts. Want to remind us that they
are angels. New York Herald.
piles on the hot plate and It will all
be eaten. ,
Eggs may be poached In milk for a
change and if each egg is broken Into
a little mold or tiny tin cover, it will
keep a pretty shape. They may be
slipped Into the oven and baked.
A pretty way to fry mush is to cut
It into cubes and fry it In hot fat
after rolling each piece In flour. If
the hot mush is packed into baking
powder cans and allowed to cool, then
cut evenly and fried carefully, the
slices will keep a nice even shape.
Biscuits are much more attractive
if cut with small cutter.
It ought to be unnecessary to say
anything about the pouring of coffee,
yet we see it poured so carelessly
sometimes that it runs down the side
of the cup and into the- saucer, mak
ing a very unattractive looking - af
fair. '
The early morning meal is the be
ginning of a new day, and if one leaves
the table with a satisfied feeling, he
is fortified against many of the ills
of the day, while a poor breakfast may
be responsible for evils difficult to.
account for.
GIRL'S DRESS OF PINK LINEN
Material is a. Favorite of the Season
for Costumes of This De
scription. ' . ;
Linen this year is made In such
lovely -soft qualities and . colorings
that It will be a
favorite material
for girls' dresses;
the one Illustrated ,
here Is in a pretty
pink, trimmed up
each side the open
ing on skirt with
brown buttons and
braid loops.
The bodice is
trimmed to corre-
spond; the open
ing of front ' be
ing lightly i braid
ed round, as are
the turned-up cuffs -which
finish -the
telescope sleeves.
The vest and un-der-sleeves
are of 1
tucked! spotted
muslin. - Waist-band of brown silk.
Materials required: Eight yards 12 '
inches wide, six dozen buttons, one
yard muslin 30 Inches wide,' about
eight yards braid.' , ,
LUSTROUS SILKS LOSE FAVOR
Women of Fashion Turning to the
Duller Though Still Supple
Materials. - ,
It is predicted by those who are
wise concerning materials that crepe
weaves will have a great vogue, and'
this prophecy seems to be borne out ,
by the more beautiful gowns of the
year: ' : - . .
It Is certain that satin in any case
will not be nearly so popular as last
year. Lustrous silks have been so
much prorn that women seem to have i
tired of them and, for a change, turned
to the duller though still supple mate
rials. . , . . ,
Crepe de chine will probably prove
the most satisfactory of .the hand-
somer materials, for It is so pliable
that it may be used for' the many
draped effects in vogue and at the .
same time it is heavy enough to fall
prettily and gracefully around the fig
ure. It is also a material that lends
itself to hand embroideries, and it com
bines well with all kinds of lace. A:
new material also promises to make
its appearance during the season to
come. , This is satin, but without the
sheen that this material has hereto-.
fore possessed. It is called peach i
blow satin, for' the surface is not per
fectly smooth, but Is slightly downy,
like the skin of a peach.
To Whiten the Teeth.,
Some teeth are of a yellowish tinge
na.irally and no amount of care can
u.cK.e them glistening white, they can,
however, be made a better color by
constant brushing with a whitening
powder and by occasional bleaching
by a dentist who understands bis
business. ': '
Chewing a twig of althea bush la
said to whiten the teeth, but care must
be taken that the pulp Is not swal
lowed. ' 1 ' ,
Rubbing the surface occasionally
with the Inside of a lemon rind Is also
whitening, nor Is it as much of an
acid as is usually considered. .
The practice of using peroxide Of
hydrogen on the teeth,, as a bleach,
should not be Indulged In without the
advice of your dentist " '
In the Sewing Room.
When making buttonholes In mates
rial always choose a thread 20 num
bers coarser than that which you
would naturally use in that materia
For Instance, if you are sewing a piece
of material with No. 80 cotton, you can
work the buttonholes with No. 60.
To prevent the thread from knotting
when doing hand sewing always make
a knot in the end last broken from the.
spool. This done, stretch the thread
by taking the ends and giving sev
eral quick pulls.