The New Era. (Davenport, Okla.), Vol. 5, No. 51, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 22, 1914 Page: 3 of 6
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Fealty to the Salvation Army
Always First to Capt. Mar-
garet Hicks, Who Even Had
to Obtain Permission from
Her Commanding Officcr Be-
fore She Could See Her Hus-
band-to-Be Alone During
Their Courting Days.
NEW YORK.—There was an army
wedding right here in little old
New York the other night, with
beat of drums and martial music, uni-
forms, and waving of flags.
Right down on Fourteenth street.
A real army wedding. Makes you
think of all sorts things, doesn't
it? Gold lace and dashing uniforms,
clink of swords and a military band—
all the gayety and color of garrison
life'—perhaps a little tightening of the
lips when the old sweet words are
"Until death do us part."
For that means a whole lot of things
when you're an army bride—when any
day may bring marching orders, a call
perhaps to a distant land, a day when
tile little wife stands alone waving
goodby to a speeding train or vanish-
Army brides must be brave-hearted,
but this Jittle brown-eyed one, Marga-
ret Hicks, was a soldier, too, a cap-
tuin in the same army as her husband-
Here there is no separation. Shoulder
to shoulder they are to march through
life together, as sweetheart com-
rades in the Salvation Army, writes
lzola Forrester in the New York World
It was a double vow they took to-
gether promising loyalty to each oth-
er and fealty to the Army. Promising
never to allow their love to interfere
with their work. Promising always to
regard their home in every way as a
Salvation Army Soldiers' or Officers'
Wasn't it a strange army wedding?
Capt. Margaret Hicks and her soldier
sweetheart, Capt. George A. Jackson.
Just supposing, you boy or girl who ex-
pect to stand one of these days beside
the one you love best, just supposing
you had to repeat these vows to be
faithful soldiers, continual comrades,
obedient to your commanding officer
first of all?
Supposing, like these two children
of the army, your parents had taken
you when you were wee kiddies, trot-
ted you up to headquarters and dedi-
cated you to the service of the Lord?
Supposing, before you could ever
see each other alone in the courting
days, permission must be given from
your commanding officer, leave of ab-
sence to go a-wooing?
Then, when you had finally won her
consent, you must both ask for an
official engagement. Even your wed-
ding day was set for you. You knew
that while love was to link your lives,
your duty as faithful soldiers must
always come first through life. You
knew that you must dedicate what-
ever little ones came to bless the
union to the service of the army, just
as your father and mother dedicated
You'd think that was a pretty hard
restraint to place on Cupid—to hand j
him a blue uniform, and a drum slung
handily on one hip, with a War Cry
rolled under his arm. Maybe you
think he doesn't enjoy it? Then you
haven't been to an Army wedding.
You've never seen the little smiling
blue bonnet bride.
This one Is brown-eyed and dark-
haired, with a chin that points upward
and lips that can't help but Bmile.
She's barely up to Captain Jackson's
shoulder, but then, as she tells you,
he is really exceptionally tall. Only
for a minute did 1 see her to clasp her
hand and wish her joy, before she
was swept away to the wedding sup-
per, but the big, blue-eyed soldier hus-
band talked for her at headquarters
after the wedding.
"Yes, Mrs. Jackson Is on duty, and
I'm awfully Borry you can't see her,
but I have to go without seeing her-
myself. We've started a little home
over at East Orange, though, and hope
to settle down there for a little while
until marching orders come.
"You see, we don't mind Army life
because we've been In it ever since
■we were born." He handled the little
red morocco-bound Covenant Rook of
the Army tenderly In his hands. "My
father is Col. J. W. Jackson, superin-
tendent of the Plalnfleld Industrial
home, and my wife's father was Col.
John Hicks, the first officer commis-
sioned In the United States. We grew
up in Army life together ever since
■we were babies.
"When did we first find out we loved
There was no evading the Issue or
smiling over it. It was a very wonder-
ful and sacred subject to this earnest-
eyed, blue-clad soldier, even If seme
of the questions did send the color to
"Vou see. when you've only been
I HERb! ought lo tM tint) or two
occasions In the year when un-
He rate man is freed front -the die-
tary restraints laid upon him by u hy-
gienic helpmate, and may eat all kinds of
pie and aa much of such kind as lie
Swearing in the Marriage Bower Never to Allow Their Love to Interfere
With Their Army Work.
married two weeks, it's not easy to
get down to facts on how it all hap-
pened. I always cared most for the
captain, even when I was a boy. 1
think we were pretty sure of ourselves
five years ago, before she was sent
away'to Moody's school up at North-
field, Mass., to prepare for her Army
service. Hut we could not be officially
engaged until he were both in the reg-
"I started active work myself in
New York five years ago, and did not
see much of her then, until I heard
she was to be sent down here for a
year at our training school next door.
She was under the command of Lieut.
Col. Hovill here, and Mrs. Bovill knew
how we hoped to be married after the
captain received her commission.
"She was not a captain then, of
course, but the next year she received
her commission, and was sent out to
the school that is run in connection
with our Children's home at Cherry
Tree farm, Spring Valley, N. Y. 1
used to get leave of absence and run
up to see her there, and that was
our first real courtship."
Isn't that a lovely name for a tryst-
lng place. Spring Valley, and Cherry
Tree farm? Somehow, looking up at
the radiance shining In the young cap-
tain's face, you know that all the rig-
ors of Army life can never take away
the joy and glamour of that summer-
But how did they ever steal away
for a quiet walk together with over a
hundred little foundlings and orphans
and half-orphans running after "Cap-
tain Margaret?" How did they find
time to plan their wedding and honey-
moon? Not as all other sweethearts
of the world do, but always under
Army rules and regulations. Cupid
had to keep step to the tap of the
drum this time, with the drill ser-
geant's eye on him all the time.
DOG'S SAGACITY WON
SAVED LIFE OF DRUMMER BOY IN
Intelligent Canine Quick to Realize
Peril and Give Aid to Unfortu-
nate Who Had Almost
Given Up Hope.
AQtr,r,U-. Airlghl was an Italian
drummer toy in Garibaldi's army.
Captured in one of the battles, he
was sent to the "galleys"—the most
dreaded of punishments, for it meant
cruelly bard labor and inhuman treat-
ment. Antonio was fortunate enough
to escape after a while, and deter-
mined to make his way to Leghorn,
where he hoped to get passage to
One of his thrilling adventures, and
how his life was saved by a shep-
herd dog, Is told by the Rev. J. G.
Stevenson in the Christian World.
"To reach Leghorn meant a Journey
of over 200 miles, much of it across
terrible marBhes. On the second day
of his travels poor Antonio got Into
a quagmire, and although he tried to
struggle out again, he sank gradually
until his knees were covered with
the terrible mud. This Blnklng took
quite a while, and all the time the
boy kept calling for aid. Hut In that
desolate place there was no one to
hear him, and slowly, very slowly In-
deed, he sank deeper and deeper, un-
til his hips were covered.
Dusk came on, and the poor lad
had given up all hope when a big
shepherd dog appeared on another
part of the marsh. The dog Beemed
to know exactly how Antonio was
situated, and also he knew the
marsh, for on much firmer ground
he came quite near the boy. Of
course, Antonio coaxed him, for he
felt that If he could get hold of him
and pull, he might thus be able to
scramble out of the mire. The intel-
ligent dog knew how to take care of
himself, and had apparently helped
wayfarers before, for at every step
he would feel the ground carefully
with his paws, and when he found,
quite near to Antonio, a place where
the soil seemed solid, he gave a bark,
und then he lay down with his hind
Finally this fall there came the long-
expected word from headquarters.
Capt. George A. Jackson and Capt.
Margaret Hicks were to be married
November 12 in Memorial hall, New
The personal preparations of the
little bride were few—nothing fluffy
or lacy for her, but just the plain, dark
blue uniform, with its touches of red,
and one broad white silk sash from
shoulder to hip.
But there was a bower of autumn
leaves erected In the great hall for
these children of the Army to be mar-
ried under, and varicolored electric
lights shone from hollow bunches of
tinted glass grapes.
No "Lohengrin" wedding march
pealed from some hidden organ, but
there was a good old rousing martial
band tune with a tinkle of tambourines
behind it. And no smiling girl brides-
maids came behind the little bride,
only Captain Jackson's slBter, Lieut
Mattie Jackson, as comrade attend-
ant, and beside the bridegroom was
another Army comrade, Adjutant
Cooke. Lieutenant Colonel Parker
read the Army marriage service, with
Colonel Mclntyre and Lieutenant
Colonel Damon as rear guard.
And the words they spoke were
strangely different from those that
other bridal couples say. Clear and
proud role the soldier boy's voice as
"I put this ring upon your finger as
a continual sign that we are married
under the solemn pledges we have this
day given, to live for God, and fight
in the ranks of the Salvation Army."
Three volleys were fired at the last
word, volleys not of bullets, but o'
"Aniens" and "Hallelujahs." There
was one more Hallelujah bride In the
Army, one more officer, who, as the
commanding officer put It, had "added
to his power and efficiency."
paws resting on solid ground and
his fore paws stretched across the
mire. Antonio reached out toward
his paws, but it was too far for him
to grip them. So, after thinking, he
took off his coat, and holding a
sleeve firmly, he flung the garment
toward the dog. The dog tried to
get hold of It with his paws and
mouth, but it was Just beyond his
reach, and the good animal dared not
venture any nearer. After several
other attempts Antonio made a tre-
mendous effort to reach over as far
as he posBibly could, and then once
more he flung the coat toward the
dog. His struggles to throw It al-
most sent him quite ujider, but this
time the dog was able to grip the
other sleeve with his teeth, and at
once he began to pull. Steadily the
noble animal tugged and tugged, and
Antonio felt himself rising. The dog
kept on pulling and by slow degrees
he at last dragged the boy out of the
quagmire. Soon Antonio had one
foot on firm soil and the next minute
he and his noble rescuer were togeth
er on solid land."
Italian shepherd dogs are larger
than our collies, tall and very strong
The dog led Antonio to his master'*
house, where the boy was kindly
cared for and helped on his Journey,
and at Leghorn he got a Job as cabin
boy on a ship bound for New York.
His troubles were not over yet, for
he had a hard time making his way
in the strange city. He knew no Eng-
lish and the first words he learned to
understand were: "Hurry up!" and
"Get out!" At first he sold plaster
Images, then got better work and sup-
ported himself through school and
college, finally becoming a preacher.
PaHtor Arrlghl, who is now connected
with the Italian evangelical church 1%
New York, has had a long and event
ful "fe, but he still likes to tell th
story of the good dog who pulled him
out of tke quagmire.
PIE, THE POPULAR DESSERT.
In the following collection you will
find some which you may not have
Pineapple Pie.—Cream a table-
spoonful of butter, add a cupful of
sugar, and when well mixed the yolks
of two eggs well beaten and a cupful
of shredded pineapple: lightly fold
in the well beaten whites of two eggB
and bake In a single crust.
Amber Pie.—Take three-fourthB of
a cup of sugar, one-half cup of sour
milk, the yolks of two eggs, two table-
spoonfuls of butter creamed with the
sugar, one-half tablespoonful of vine-
gar, a tablespoonful of flour, a tea-
Bpoonful each of cloves, cinnamon,
allspice and one-half cupful of rais-
ins. Make a meringue of the two
whites of the eggs, adding two table-
spoonfuls of sugar. Bake with one
Chocolate Pie.—Cook together six
tablespoonfuls of sugar mixed with
four tablespoonfuls of grated choco-
late: add a pint of boiling water, the
yolks of two eggs and two tablespoon-
fuls of cornstarch. Flavor with van-
illa and pour Into a baked crust.
Cover with a meringue made from the
whites of the eggs.
Apple Meringue.—Fill a rich lower
crust with seasoned apple sauce, fla-
vor with nutmeg and bake. When
<3one, spread with a meringue made
with two eggs and two tablespoonfuls
I of sugar. Rake a golden brown.
I Cocoanut Pie.—Take four eggs well
1 beaten, add a pint of milk and two-
i thirds of a cup of sugar, one cupful
of cocoanut, one teaspoonful of van-
I Ilia, and bake in one crust. Sprtnkle
I sugar over the top after baking.
Banana Cream Pie.—Make a custard
! of two eggs, a quarter of a cup of
I sugar and a pint of milk. Into this
put the pulp of two bananas well
mashed. Turn into a pastry lined pie
I plate and bake until well done. Cov-
J er with a meringue, if so desired.
Date Pie.—Cook a pint of milk and
a third of a pound of dates in a
double boiler 20 minutes. Strain and
rub through a sieve; add two beaten
i eggs, a fourth of a teaspoon of salt,
a few gratings of nutmeg, and bake
in a single crust. '
Washington Pie—Tills Is such a fa-
vorite that it should be brought to
mind often. Make a simple layer or
sponge cake, and b3ke In two layers.
Put it together with sweetened and
flavored whipped cream.
I am surprised that Intelligent men do
not see the Immense value of good tem-
per In their homes; and am amazed that
they will take such pains to have costly
houses and tine furniture, and yet some-
times neglect to bring home with them a
good temper. —Theodore Parker.
WHAT TO EAT.
Right living would eliminate a large
per cent, of the Ills of man. Overeat-
ing has been the cause of many 111b
and many deaths. To cut our food
In half and multiply our exercise In
the fresh air by two would unques-
tionably prolong our lives. Yet we
go on eating food that Is too rich, and
too much of It, and we reap as wo
A soup, a salad, and the dinner Is
complete, says Savarln, one of the
greatest authorities on dining; yet
how many today would be satisfied
with such a meal?
The chief value of soup made from
broths or meat extracts Is the toning
the Btomach for the heavier foods.
When the nicely flavored thin boup
gets Into the stomach the gastric
Juice begins to flow; then when the
heavy food follows the stomach is
ready to take care of It These thin
broths of soups have little food value,
but are great aids to digestion.
Heavy Boups, llko pureeB or cream
soups, are of themselves a meal and
with a simple salad and bread and
butter make a most filling one.
Consomme is clear soup made from
veal or beef. Bouillon Is made from
lean chopped beef. Use a quart of
water to each pound of meat.
Bellevue bouillon Is made from
equal quantities of clear chicken broth
and clam broth, seasoned with celery
seed and pepper. Serve In cups with
Garnish the top of each cup with a
spoonful of whipped cream.
Chowders are thick soups made
from psh, oysters, clams or meat
One of the most wholesome and pop-
ular, as well as Inexpensive, is
Codfish Chowder.—Cut in dice a
quarter of a pound of fat Bait pork,
put it Into a deep kettle and brown;
add three sliced onions and stir until
well colored, then add a half dozen
potatoes sliced, and cover with boiling
water. When the potatoes are tender
add a quart of milk, a half pound of
shredded codfish which has been
soaked in water, and on each plate
place a milk cracker which has been
scalded with boiling water and
drained. Season with salt, if needed,
add a dash of red pepper, and serve
piping hot. This makes a good dish
for a cold winter night.
Fresh fish may be added. If so de
sired, hut It shotdd be put In to cook
when the potatoes are added.
It is cruel to force nauseating,
harsh physic in+o a
sick child. r
Look back at your childhood days.
Remember the "dose" mother Insisted
on—castor oil, calomel, cathartics.
How you hated them, how you fought
■gainst taking them.
With our children It's different.
Mothers who cling to the old form of
physic simply don't realize what they
do. The children's revolt is well-found-
ed. Their tender little "lnsides" are
Injured by them.
If your child's stomach, liver and
bowels need cleansing, give only dell-
clous "California Syrup of Figs." Its
action Is positive, but gentle. Millions
of mothers keep this harmless "fruit
laxative" handy; they know children
love to take it; that it never fails to
clean the liver and bowels and sweet-
en the stomach, and that a teaspoonful
given today saves a sick child tomor-
Ask at the store for a 60-cent bottle
of "California Syrup of Figs," which
has full directions for babies, children
of all ages and for grown-ups plainly
3U each bottle. Adv.
SIMPLE AND EASIER TO DO
Tramp's Method Not Altogether Un-
like That Followed by Too
Hoboes came up for discussion In a
Washington club the other night, and
Senator Nathan P. Bryan of Florida
told this anecdote along the Weary
Some time ago a hobo meekly tap-
ped on the back door of a suburban
home and asked for something to eat.
The good housewife responded that
she would feed him on the back step
along with Fldo, providing he was
wlllin# to earn the meal by cleaning
out the gutter.
The tramp agreed, and when he had
eaten his way through several sand-
wiches to a feeling of happlneBS, the
housewife came out with a reliable
"You needn't have gone to that trou-
ble, madam," Bald the hobo, Blzlng up
the farm Implement. "I never UBe a
hoe in cleaning out a gutter."
"Never use a hoe!" said the woman
with a wondering expression. "What
do you use, then, a Bhovel?"
"No, madam," replied the hobo,
starting for the back gate, "my ipeth-
od Is to pray for rain."
A sunny disposition Is the very soul of
success, enabling a man or wonian to do
double the labor that they could without
It. and to do It with half tile phystcal
and mental exhaustion.
GOOD THINGS NEW AND OLD.
In making sponge cake, the eggs
should be beaten very light and care
should be taken not to lose tbat light-
ness when stirring in the sugar and
Hour. Here Is one which is called
Never Fail Sponge Cake.—Beat to-
gether three eggs and a cup and a half
of sugar until creamy, then add a half
cup of cold water and two cupfuls of
flour sifted with two teaspoonfuls of
baking powder. Bake in two layers,
and use any kind of filling desired.
Popovers.—Put a cup of flour, a cup
of milk, two eggB and a fourth of a
teaspoonful of salt into a bowl and
beat five minutes. Have the muffin
or gem pans smoking hot and well
greased, with a red hot oven wait
"Time past Is gone, thou can'st not It re-
Time Is, tliou hast, improve that portion
Time future Is not and may never he.
Time present Is the only time for thee."
SERVING THE OYSTER.
The common way of serving the oys-
ter Is In a stew, and often a very In-
different dish it Is, too, for an oyster
stew to be palatable must be carefully
made and well seasoned. An oyster
cocktail or oysters on the half shell
are the favorite first course of the din makes It much more stable, nor hart
Aeroplane Kept as Memento.
All that Is left of the historic
Wright biplane with which f'ajbrulth
P. Rodgers (lew from the Atlantic to
the Pacific two years ago is to be pre-
sented to the Carnegie museum at
Pittsburgh by the late aviator's moth-
er. The machine was badly damaged
when Rodgers fell to his death In the
Pacific ocean a short time after com-
pleting his wonderful flight. Subse-
quently It was used by Andrew Drew
until that aviator also was killed with
It. The machine has been restored to
Its original condition. Both Rodgers'
and Fowler's Wright machines have
motors of but 30-horsepower, yet they
flew across the continent In opposite
directions at a time when the aero-
plane had not been equipped with the
uO-horsepower motor of today, which
ner menu of most men.
Oyster Cocktail.—This is one of the
best ways of serving this dish. Mix
a tablespoonful of tomato catsup, half
a teaspoonful of vinegar or lemon
Juice, two drops of tabasco sauce and I
salt to taste. Serve In
It developed anywhere near the speed
of which It has since shown Itself to
"Scribble says he writes all his love
cocktail | sonnets to Imaginary women."
ing, and you will have popovers which 'n a hot oven until the shells open
glasses or In halves of green peppers ..And , don.t 8U|)poH,, there wou|(1 be
placed in a bed of ice. The oysters any objections offered If he mailed all
from six to eight on the half shell.
Roasted Oysters—These are dell
clous when the nice, fresh, well-fla I
vored oysters may be procured. Buy
the oysters in the shell, scrub them
and place in a dripping pan and cook
will pop over right into your mouth.
Two-Egg Sponge Cake. -Spparat*
the yolks from the whites of two
freBh eggs; beat the whites until stiff,
and add half a cup of sugar. Beat the
>olks five minutes without stopping,
and add to th rn another half cup of
sugar with two tablespoonfuls of lem-
on Juice. Beat the two egg mixtures
together and cut and fold In with the
lightest hand a cup of flour sifted with
a teaspoonful of baking powder and a
pinch of salt, then add a half cup of
hot water. Sprinkle sugar on top
and bake 30 minutes. Invert the pan
Season nud serve In the deep halves
of the shells.
Broiled Oysters.—Clean and dry the
oyBters In a towel. Lift with a fork
by the tough muscle, and dip In melt-
ed butter, then In cracker crumbs
which have been well seasoned. Place
In a buttered wire broiler and broil
over a clear fire until the juices flow,
turning while broiling. Serve with
parsley or lemon butter.
Oysters In a block of ice Is a fa-
vorite way of serving for a dinner.
Melt a hollow in a block of Ice with
hot Irons, put In the oysters, place
the Ice on a platter covered with
For the Chafing Dish.—Beat four napkin and garnish with parsley and
eggs together In the upper pan. sea-
son with salt and paprika add four ta-
blespoonfuls of chutney sauce. Mash
with this two dozen sardines which
have been skinned; mix with cracker
crumbs until It can be molded Into
small pats, and fry a golden brown In
Escalloped oyBters are always
liked. Prepare them with hut two
layers of the oyster or the center lay-
ers will not be cooked and will spoil
the whole dish.
"Pa," stated little Dodd Rott, the
small son of the distinguished states
man. "I heard a man say that you used
to be so crooked that you had to sleep
wound around a stump. Is that to
'When I was younger, Doddle," re-
plied the Hon. Thomas Rott, with be-
coming modesty, "I was the best ath-
lete in the neighborhood."—-Judge.
Si* Brains a Year.
Here's something to be thankful for.
It has been estimated by a distin-
guished German scientist that we get
a complete new outfit of brains about
every two months. The duration of a
nerve's life Is about sixty days. Each
nerve cell has Its own Independent
functions, subordinate to the higher
functions of the whole brain en masse;
and the latter arts as a sort of boss or
overteer to the Indllvdtinl actions and
life of each separate cell.
la destroyed and
months, so we each get six brand new
brains per year.
Famous Khyber Pats.
The Khyber Pass, ftom the time of
Alexander the Great, has been noted
as the great military and trade gate-
way into India from the Asiatic coun
tries to the east. The pass begins
near Jamrud In India. lOty miles west
of Peshawar, and twists through the
hills for about 33 miles In a north-
Every ceil westerly direction till It debouches at
renewed every two j Dakka, In Afghanistan
his love sonnets to Imaginary editors."
Found the Answer Was "Coffee."
Many pale, sickly persons wonder
for years why they have to suffer so,
and eventually discover that the drug
—caffeine—in coffee Is the main cause
of the trouble.
"1 was always very fond of coffeo
and drank It every day. I never had
much flesh and often wondered why I
was always so pale, thin and weak.
"About five years ago my health
completely broke down and I was con-
fined to my bed. My stomach was In
such condition that I could hardly take
sufficient nourishment to sustain life.
"During this time I was drinking
coffee, didn't think I could do without
"After awhile I came to the conclu-
sion that coffee was hurting me, and
decided to give It up and try Postum.
When It was made right—dark and
rich—I soon became very fond of it
"In one week I began to feel better.
I could eat more and sleep better. My
sick headaches were leBs frequent, and
within five months I looked and felt
like a new being, headache spells en-
"My health continued to Improve
and today I am well and strong, weigh
148 lbs. I attribute my present health
to the life-giving qualities of Postum."
Name given by Postum Co., Battle
Creek, Mich. Read "The Road to Well-
vllle," in pkgs.
Postum now comes In two forms:
Regular Postum—must be well
Instant Postum—Is a soluble pow-
der A teaspoonful dissolves quickly
In a c ip of hot wate^ and with cream
and sugar, makes a delicious beverage
Instantly. Grocers sell both kinds.
"There's a Reason" for Postum.
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