The Hennessey Clipper. (Hennessey, Okla.), Vol. 18, No. 17, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 19, 1907 Page: 3 of 8
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Will a $atririate Euer
Stulp lljf lititei States ?
By ADMIRAL SIR CYPRIAN BRIDGE,
of British Navy.
OressSimg dDim Dimes
i was nlwnys impressed with the vast extent to
which essentially British ideas have permeated America.
This is apparent in every element of your life, from
laws to breakfasts. Your £amily and church life, litera-
ture, methods of trade, and conception of honor are all
British and not continental.
Then a carcful study of your political life shows
that over 80 per ecnt. of the public men in Americ
have British names—English, Scotch, or Irish. All
your presidents save Van Buren and Roosevelt have
British cognomen*. The same applies to the Supreme
bench and other courts, to governors, congressmen and
This is especially remarkable when it is considered
thai there has been no great British emigration to the United States as
from other nations. .Moreover, I do not believe that the British stock in
America is exceptionally prolific: yet, despite the millions of emigrants'
from other lands, with their millions of offspring, the original British
element has supplied the governing class which to-day dominates the
Further, survey of the lirst families in America furnishes a rich
arrav of names drawn from the nobility and gentry of the fifteenth and six-
teenth centuries—the Calverts, AVinthrops, Endicotts, Fairfaxes, Bradfords
and Washington?. These arc only a few, but they show what 1 mean. No
nobler blood flows in England. When persons here speak of the "Yankee
parvenu" they hardly know what they arc talking about.
f believe that this powerful element in America will eventually form
or lias already formed a patriciate such as once dominated Rome. The
modern American is one of the most aristocratic persons one can find uny-j
where. The wealthy, well-born citizen of the United States is far more
unapproachable by his inferiors than the aristocrat of any other land.'
This is especially true of New England, but the same applies to every part gu]t o[ carefMi experiment. They are
of the countrv. ! easy to C°P>" 1,1 ever>" detail, or tliey
j may be used as models whose main
I features may be carried out In any
For healthy minds it other suitable color or material
serviceable. roR with the a one-piece
home or school WEAR. FASHIONABLE. jailor drec6
vahdafllls of blue
oleevel. c5 erge-
daughters of a family,
where dressing on dimes
is practiced, la really de-
The children's dresses
illustrated in this article are the re-
She iEttrnuj'B S'ltielfr
By DR. NEWELL DWiGHT HILLIS.
is more important than'
The actual cost of each has been
computed; low as it will prove In
ever belorc to strike the ^very instance, it may be reduced still
heroic note jind remem- further by the purchase of remnants
bcr that man is here for from ba,rf n counters. °" thls
, we would, however, sound a warning
the purpose of strug- note against the waste of precious
gling against his foes dimes by accumulating impracticable
ami of winning victories.. pit?.es' , ■ . ■ .
| There should always be at least one
h ociety is not out on a gajjor suit—either a one or two piece
picnic or a pleasure dress—in the little girl's wardrobe.
jaunt: it is out to climb the hills of difficulty and conquer for oneself wis- ^ p?acti!LI%or
dom and goodness. To him that overcometh belongs the hero's crown anil every day wear.
the joy of hanging the shields of one's enemies upt:n the walls of memory.I The one-piece sailor suit illustrated
TI,,. <«■ of stand .bo.t hta „ ... .bout
the Alaskan miner sleeping by the embers. the perennially popular dark-blue
Now the fire is kindled upon his factory or house, and, sleeping in serge. It may, however, be developed
pea.-,, he wakens to ashes and poverty. Sow the flood comes in from over wooT
the sea. or (he river overflows his bank, or the rains and hails destroy his or jn pique with or without the fleece
"•rain. Then the tornado is loosened, and the cyclone leaves in its path lining. All told, the cost of the suit
' ' > •' «■ Kv,rvlhl 8 .«• to i. overtaken l„ .on, Jgg ft -g£
enemy. The rust falls upon his wheat, an insect attacks his cotton, the from the piece. The length required
bli'dit ruins the grape or plum, the frost cuts down his corn. In the city may often be found among remnants,
...Ik-, through the -treel, ami cut. down property, a, a .ickle J-
the golden grain. Rnemies go forth against his reputation, his riches take visable to study the pattern directions
win«rs good name passes, friends grow forgetful. Strength dissolves, the before buying, in order to know the
"rasshopper itself becomes a burden: man walks forward under a clouded exact length required. The following
• 11 9 ; list shows the items of cost:
> IvV. I 2% yards of blue serge (36 inches
.. ,, ti , .i- mi I wide) at 39 cents $1.08
(.citing means struggling. Strength comes through wrestling, the 14-yard of canvas at 25 cents 1:;
wide look across the plains means the slow climbing to the mountain top, hSSSb1 and1 "ye?1!1..!!!!!!!.'!!.!!.*!!!"'.'.! !or! |
whence the view is gained. Evcrv good thing is a prize won after a fierce Pattern <NobliIS8!! .15 !
conflict. Total * $1.75
And heaven itself is a height 011 which man climbs 011 the golden ™s in°dcrate outlay can be further
. , « . . ,... /cut down by embroidering the em-
rounds of the good deeds of this lite. Jwery one of the seven crowns and biemSf Which in the model were
forms of happiness and good fortune ofl'ered in John's vision of paradise
represent rewards given for victory won on seven battle-
Thank God, from the life battle there is no dis-
charge paper that does not come from the angel of death.
When the last sunset gun booms, happy is he who has
never played the coward, but has fought the good fight
and kept his manhood, and every day plunged the battle
ling a little further into the ranks of the eneftiyAln joy
that hero will hang the shields of his vanquished enemies
upon the walls of memory!
younger | herring-bone stitches worked in
crochet cotton down each row of nain-
sook will complete a dainty yoke.
The shaped bands which Rive tho
little frock its special cachet of smart-
ness admit of widely varied treatment
without increasing the cost. They may
he cut from silk matching the color
chosen for the dress or contrasting
with it. Pink-and-white striped silk
would be very pretty upon pink voile;
blue foulard showing white dots would
be smart on a blue of tho same shade,
etc.. and the ends of the straps, front
and back, might each be finished with
a crocheted ring holding a tiny
For semi-dress, the braided model
is best. It may be carried out in
warm tan braided with brown; in
China or Sevres blue braided with
gold; in old pink braided with ma
roon, etc. The cost is appended:
t'/fe yards of nainsook at cents $ 1*
2 yards of tidgintf at 6 cents 1-
2 yards of insertion at 5 cents
yards of voile at 29 cents 1.38
2 spools of sewing silk at 5 cuntR. 11
3 pieces of soutache braid at 15J 4ft
%-yard of silesia at 12 cents Oti
Pattern No. 104!
Copyright, 1907, The Delineator, New York,
CREPE DE CHINE WAIST
Nn 8>luuu for
"flnnr in £>pirif
By REV. HENRY D. ROBINSON,
Warden of Racine College.
I fear the man poor in
spirit would scarcely file
a successful role in mod-
ern life. As a member
of the citizens' alliance,
lie would be inefficient;
as a labor unionist, a
wretched failure; as an
employe, insigniflca n t ;
and as a captain of in-
dustry—well, he would never be a captain of industry.
Who to-day wants a limn poor in spirit? Surely not the citizens' alli-
ance. They want men of resource and action. Men who arc quick to
think, to act. Men who anticipate a blow bv planting another first. Men
who can see distant action through all the fogs and vapors of smooth words
and fair promises. Men who can be fair to the limit of legality, and legal
to tin last milestone of defeat.
Who to-day wants a man poor in spirit? Surely not the labor
unions. The ordinary man wearing a union button will tell you that if the
unions were composed of such men, they would long since have tasted tho
bitterest days of poverty, and their ears would still be ringing with the
mocking gibes of those who sit in the scats of the mighty.
"Who to-day wants a man poor in spirit? Surely not employers.
Perhaps there may be a stray place among the lowest and most menial, but
these arc not the men who count. Mere cattle, these, who cat and sleep
and work dumbly from cold sunrise to leaden sunset. They want young
Mood, men who push and elbow their way through opposition. Men who
can see sure business, men who can get results.
bought and applied.
Alike serviceable for home wear
and for school Ih the simple little over-
blouse dress with a guimpe. The
hygienic advantages of washable
dresses, together with the warmth of
our artificially heated homes, lead the
modern mother to clothe her little
ones in cottons in winter as In sum-
The items required for this pretty
little frock and their prices are as fol-
1% yards of material for dress at 23c.I .37
1% yards of linen for guimpe at 17c. . ,-S
1 yard of ribbon for Uc 10
%-yard of insertion 07
6 brass buttons (4 small and 2 large). ,0f
6 pearl buttons 06
1 spool silk 09
1 spool whltr thread 05
Silk binding 05
1 pleco of tape 01
Pattern No. 9S82 15
A finish of hand-worked scallops
would be particularly pretty if worked
in white silk upon a pale-blue alba-
tross Intended for dressy wear. The
buttons should be molds covered with
the albatross and embroidered to
Another illustration shows a partic-
ularly dressy frock with the fashion-
able mandarin-sleeve effect, and the
guimpe to be worn with It. The model
was carried out in lettuce-green voile;
the shaped bands around the half-
high neck and annhole were of the
same material, braided In white sou-
tache; the guimpe was of nainsook,
its upper part showing fine lingerie
Do you question the degree of fine-
ness possible in lingerie work, where
only two yards of lace Insertion are
provided coating five cents a yard?
There would be no such question, I
nssure you. If the model made for the
purpose could be closely examined.
One can often find very good lace at
five cents per yard, and whipping It
to the nainsook so that the two lie In
alternate rows 1b merely a matter of
patience, and of needles and sewing
thread of sufficient fineness. A line of
Youthful blouse of crepe de chine
trimmed with ruffles of the material,
straps of soutache and passementerie
The little guimpe is of lace or em-
broidery and the wide girdle is of lib-
New Smart Hat.
A new hat model which has not
been seen very frequently on this side,
but which is quite the rage in Paris,
is undeniably chic and generally with-
out fail becoming. It is expected that
in a month's time this small hat will
jump into favor among our smartly
gowned women. Intended for after-
noon wear, these hats are quite small,
are fairly narrow, and have tumbler*
At the left side of the front begins
on each a huge and heavy ostrich
feather, one of the reinforced kind, so
to speak, that is twice as thick and
floppy as the usual variety. This sar-
torial war plume is tacked a bit farth-
er hack than the ear, and then droops
at ita own sweet will down almost, if
not quite, to the wearer's shoulders.
These are distinctly French in ori-
gin, but every smart milliner in town
has taken up the idea, and the smal-or
the hat the larger the feather.
An Interesting Electric Blue Light
Take a jump-spark coil and connect
it up with a battery and start the vi-
brator. Then take
one outlet wire,
K, and connect to
one side of a two-
tric lamp and the
other outlet wire, |
11, hold In one
hand anil press j
the other hand \
A. A bright, I
Stationery for country houses is be-
ing given much more attention than
ever before, as even small places are
now given a name, which must be
blocked out upon the writing paper, to
follow fashion's demand. Self-tone or
white are the styles preferred for this
lettering, and in many homes those at-
tractive presses that stamp our letter*
heads are used.
Some of the smartest of triple skirts
are fashioned of plain material, ba-
tiste, lawn, or whatever the fabric
may be, unadorned except for plaits,
narrow or wid« ar the c«*e njav b«.
on globe at point
blue light, will come from the wires in
the lamp to the surface
where the lingers touch.
Popular Mechanics, no shock will be 1 ijn|vcr8ity
MACHINE DISPLACES MEN.
Electric Mechanical Bookkeeper Does
One of the leading Chicago banks,,
which employs 600 clerks, expects to
be able to greatly reduce its force by
the use of a new mechanical calcula-:
tor. This machine, s*ys Popular Me-
chanics, does much more than the add-
ing machines already in general use.
It adds, subtracts, divides and multi-
plies and caluculates in both vertical
and horizontal lines simultaneously.
It is operated by keys and resembles
a typewriter. It is run by a small
electric motor and prints its records.
It is tho invention of a bank bookkeep-
er, who has spent 12 years in perfect-
ing it. lie claims it will save one half
the time now spent in keeping books.
Development of Electric Road.
The electric railway had many 'in-
ventors''—persons who by various im-
provements brought the system to its
present usefulness. Thomas Daven-
port, a blacksmith < f Brandon, Vt., is
credited with having first suggested
, the electric railway, although an Ital-
)f the globe j ian |)rjG8t Abbe Salvatore Del Negro,
professor of natural history at the
Electricity in Spain.
The recent increase in the use of
electricity in Spain has been so rapid
that an official report states that to-
day very few localities exist where
the electric light is not employed.
This is^particularly true of places situ
ated near swiftly running streams.
The consumption of electric lamps,
even in the smallest villages, is de-
scribed as being enormous. Every-
where electric motors are found tak-
ing the place of steam power. Yet the
construction of electric apparatus in
Spain has not kept step with the
growth in its employment., SO per cent,
of the dynamos and motors being im-
ported from Germany. Most of the
remainder come from France and
Some curbstone brokers in New
York are using wireless receivers in-
stead of megaphones to get market
Giraffes and elephants are said to
play havoc with telephone lines in
adua, is reputed
have designed an electric toy traction
machine of the reciprocating type In
1830. Davenport ran a toy motor
mounted on wheels on a small circu-
lar railway in 1834. exhibiting this a
year later at Springfield and Boston,
Mass. About half a century passed,
however, before the electric railway
was made practical for present uses.
Sodium for Electric Uses.
Sodium is an excellent conductor of
electricity, and in view of the Increas-
ing price of copper and the growing
demand for that metal not only for
electric installations, but for many,
other purposes, the idea has been
broached that sodium should be tried,
as a material for electric cablos. Ex-,
periments looking to this end have
lately been made by Mr. A. G. Bett.
Ho filled an iron tube 130 feet in
length with melted sodium. The core
I bus formed had a cross-section of an
inch and a half. A current of 500 am-
peres was readily transmitted through
it. Mr. Bett thinks that sodium con-
ductors constructed upon this plan
may be made cheaper than conductors
An Efficient Wireless Telegraph.
A simple but very efficient wireless
telegraph may be constructed at
slight cost from the following de-
scription by George \V. Richardson:
The sending apparatus consists of
nothing but an induction coil with a
telegraph key Inserted in the primary
circuit, i. e., the battery circuit. This
The Aerial Wire on Pole.
apparatus can be purchased from any
electricnl supply house. The price of
the coil depends upon its size, and up-
on the size depends the distance sig-
nals can be transmitted. If, however,
one wishes to construct hlR own coll
he can make and use, with slight
changes, the jump spark coll described
In the June number of Popular Me-
chanics. This coil, bfelng a one-inch
shown in Fig. 5. This can be done by
giving the glass tip or point a quick
blow with a file or other thin edged
piece of metal. Then with a blow-
torch heat the broken edges until red
hot and turn the edges in as seen in
Fig. 8. lletnove the carbon filament
in a lamp and bend the two small
platinum wires so they will point at
each other as in Fig. 6, W W. Screw
the lamp Into an ordinary wall socket
which will serve as a base as in Fig.
7. Make a solution of four parts of
water to one part sulphuric acid, and
fill the lamp about two-thlrdB full (Fig.
7). This will make an excellent re-
ceiver. It will be necessary to aujust'
the platinum points, W W, to suit the
distance the message Is to he worked.
For a mile or less the points should be
about one-sixteenth Inch apart, and
i closer for longer distances.
The tuning coll Is simply a variable
choking coll, made of No. 14 Insulated
copper wire w'6'uiid oil «n Iron core, aa
shown in Fig. 7. After winding, care-
fully scrape the insulation from one
side of the coll, in a straight line
from top to bottom, the full length
of the coll, uncovering just enough to
allow a good contact for the sliding
piece. The tuning is done by sliding
(he contact piece, which is made of
light copper wire, along the convolu-
tions of the tuning coil until you can
hear the signals. The Bignals are
Hi Ml mm
Pi* 6 «
w fltff crfea
coil, will transmit nicely up to a dis-
tance of one mile; while a 12-inch
coll made on the same plan will trans-
mit 20 miles or even more under fa
Change the coil described, as fol-
lows: Insert an ordinary telegraph
key In the battery circuit, and attach
two small pieces of wire with a brass
ball on each, by Inserting them in the
binding-posts of the coil as shown at
II, B inches. From these two terminal
wires one Is grounded to earth, while
the other wire is sent aloft and Is
called the aerial line. This consti-
tutes all there is to the sending appa-
Now for the receiving apparatus. In
the earlier receiving Instruments a co-
herer was used, consisting of a gla«s
tube about one-eighth Inch diameter.
In which were two sliver pistons sepa-
rated by nickel and silver tilings, In a
partial vacuum. This receiver was dif-
ficult of adjustment and slow In trans-
mission. An instrument much less
complicated and inexpensive and
which will work well can be made
Take a flvecandlepower lamp and
oreak off the tip at the dotted line
heard in K telephone receiver, which
is shown connected In shunt across
the binding-posts of the lamp holder
with one or two cells of dry battery
In circuit. Fig. 7.
The aerial line, No. C stranded. Is
run from binding-post B through the
choking or tuning coil, and fo: best
results should extend up GO ft. In tho
air. To work a 20-mlle distance the
line should be 100 or 150 ft. above
the ground. A good way is to erect
a wooden pole on a house or barn
and carry the aerial wire to the top
and out to the end of a gaff or arm.
To the end of the aerial wire fasten
! a bunch of endrfess loops made of
about No. 14 magnet wire (bare or
Insulated), attaching both ends to the
! leading or aerial wire. The aerial
wire should not come nearer than
I ft. at any point to any metal which
Ilun a wire from tho other binding-
post, A, to the ground and be sura
I to make a good connection.
I For simple experimental work c«
i distances of a few hundred feet only,
i an ordinary autcaiobile spark cofl can
\ lie used in place of the more wabor.
1 ate coil, FIc 1 to 4
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