The Curtis Courier. (Curtis, Okla.), Vol. 6, No. 52, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 13, 1906 Page: 3 of 8
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THE HOTTED CIRCEE.
Evening Gown of Satin.
A young matron'* evening gown la
here sketched, the model, though very
limply trimmed, being very etunnlng
In effect, the beauty of the coatume de-
pending on the handsome material
need and very careful fitting. The orig-
inal costume was of pale allvery blue
■atln of a heavy lustrous quality, the
■klrt being entirely without trimming.
It la cut very full around the bottom
and wa* made with a sweep all
around, the upper part being gored to
fit very smoothly around the hipa. The
corsage was draped crosswise about
the upper part and was ornamented
down the front by five large buttons of
rhinestones and pearl*. The bodice was
Oiled In In front by ruffles of yellow-
ish Mechlin lace, the sleeves being of
lace to match, arranged In fichu effect
down the outer arm.
THE WAV TO HEAVEN.
Heaven is not rearht-d at a sleirlo bound.
Hut we build (ha ladder by which we rise
From the loarly earth to the vaulted
And we mount to Us summit round by
Wa rtaa by the things that are neath our
By what wa have maetereff of good ano
By the pride depoaed and tha paarion
And the vanquished Ills that sra hourly
Wa hope, we aspire, wa raaolva. wa trust.
When the morning calls ns to life and
But our hearts grow weary and era tna
Our lives are trailing tha sordid duet.
We hope, we resolve, we aspire, we pray.
And we think that we mount the air on
Beyond the call of sensual things
While our feet etUl cling to the heavy
Wings for angels but feet for the man;
We may borrow the wlmss to find the way
We may hope and resolve and aspire
But our feet must rise or we fall again.
Heaven Is not gained by a single bound
But we build the ladder by which we rise
From the lowly earth to the vaulted skies
And we mount to IW summit round by
round. l-J. G. Holland.
The Increase of Household Expenses.
Th# Wifs's Influence.
A Century Old.
The labors of Sir Georf.e
Humphrey proved that the e Is about
one centenarian to every 127,000 peo-
ple, and that of seventy authenticated
cases no one readied over ilO years,
three only are said to have been 108
and one 106. The full exercise of the
various powers, mental and bodily. Is
conducive to great age, to that there
need be no fear of entering heartily,
actively and with full interest and en-
ergy into the assigned work of life,
■physical and mental. The Inhabitants
■of any countryside, as la Delabole, In
■North Cornwall. |»tat with pride to
the number of hale and hearty octo-
genarians, nonageaarlani mad centen- tain.
Every married woman, no matter how
limited her life may seem, no matter
how shut up she may be In the nurs-
ery or the kitchen has a means of con-
tact with the great world In the man
who goes out into it—has a means of
Influence on It through him. Scon or
unseen, It Is there. The man who Is
happy in his home carries the atmos-
phere of It with him—he is hlmBelf
more in touch with others because of
It. In this day and age vhen so mgEST
women are socking scope for their
powers In arts and professions and
business careers, there are some
who realize that in their mar-
riage lliqre Is the very widest scope—
women who put the enthusiasm, the
bialn power, the artistic perception,
the clearsighted effort Into their pro-
fession as wives and mothers, mis-
tresses of households. These are the
women who use their brains and their
souls to love with, as well as their
hearts, and who wield an extraordin-
ary far-reaching power, all the greater
because that power Is the last thing
they are thinking of, or seeking to at-
That intangible thing that we
Ve vet Reception Costums.
In the plate Is shown a graceful
frock of velvet and lace, the model be-
ing equally good when carried out lu
almost any coloring. The gown
sketched was of black velvet made
with a double skirt and a little bolero-
Uke sleeveless Jacket. This Jacket
was worn over a lace underblouse and
was trimmed with half-inch wide flat
black silk braid and narrow soutache
to match. Tills narrow braid was used
to outline the Inner cdse of the Inch-
wide braid and also formed scrolls at
the points and coiners of the Jacket
and skirt, as will bo more clearly ex-
plained by the drawing. The Jacket
was made with a vest, this vest being
made of white cloth embroidered and
appllqued in black, gold and Hght blue.
A Female Pensioner.
artans living among them as aw evi* call the Spirit of tbe Home walks
dence of their healthy emvlnminents
and hygenlc ltvea. So li Paria, with
10,509 octoccnarHms and 620 nonogen-
arlans, eighty-nine of whom are ap-
proaching their one hundredth yeaT.
Six inhabitants of Paris are more than
102 years of age.
abroad with every member of It. The
“uice” children in school gravitate In-
stantly toward the children of that
household, gravitate toward the house
Itself because there Is something there
that they need. —Mary Stewart Cut-
ting in Harper's Baxar.
Dr. Mary Walker of Oswego county.
New York, the noted woman suffrng-
1st, lecturer and writer, who during
the Civil war displayed heroism and
energy as an assistant surgeon and
contract surgeon in the Union army, la
now drawing a pension. Pension Agent
Orr of Buffalo, N. Y., has received the
voucher of Dr. Walker and her papers
were mailed to her Immediately. She
signs her name simply as Mary E.
Walker, M. D., N. P., and bo the Is
In her 1
Harper's Bazar has boon publishing
an interesting ami practical sympos-
li'.m la which Bazar readers tell how
they are meeting the Increased oi-
p< nscs of living In cases wnere there
Is no corre*|«uidlug Increase of In-
come The following Instance, is a typ-
"The exj»ense of llvltis has Increas-
ed; our Income has not. This Increase
has been met by us lu the following
"We give almost $25 less to the
church and to various benevolences
than we used to.
"Formerly we spent $25 a year for
magazines and book*. Today we
starcely spend $5. depending upon tbe
library for nearly all our reading.
"We save certainly $25 by doing less
entertaining than formerly.
"I have saved about $60 by keeping
a maid only half the year, where for-
merly we kept one all (he time. 1
have her during the summer and fall
when I do not wish to be in the hot
kitchen and do not want to l>e out of
doors. We save perhaps $15 a year by
not going to many entertainments
and concerts. Indeed, we have cut
those almost entirely out. 5\c simply
cannot afford them.
‘Wo spend some $40 less for vaca-
tion and for travel.
“I save perhaps $25 a year by mak-
ing over my own clothes and others
which friends give me for the children,
where formerly we were accustomed
lo buy them ready made. It means
lots of work, but It is much cheaper
and the clothes wear better.
"Tills accounts for about $215 of the |
$245 that must ho saved on account of man.
the Increased cost of living. The oth-
er $20 is money that we do not save.
Where formerly we tried to put away
$80 to $100 Tor a rainy day and for old
age, now the best that we can do is to
Street Toque of Blue Felt.
The title bal pictured wus sketched
from an unusually smart little French
model which was designed for wear
with a tailored gown of dark blue
broadcloth. The toque was u small one
and was of soft French felt, with the
brim rolled up at the sides anil an In-
dented crown. The left side of the hat
wus tilled lu with a flat rosette bow of
dark Alice blue taffeta ribbon. A fold
of tliis riblion was also seen across the
front of the hut, being drawn through
slits In the fell and back, in again at
tbe right side of the crowu. The right
side of the bal wan trimmed by a soft
toque feather pluntc, tin end of which
dropped down over the lialr In the
back. Tills plume shaded from dark
blue to light Alice blue at tbe tip.
The Sunday school teacher was In-
structing her eJuss upon the fall of
Sure Signs of Avarice on Men’s Faces.
David Grayson’s serial "Adventu^s
In Contentment," In the Amerlcnn Mag-
azine, Is full of remarkably concise ex-
pressions. Take, for example, this
“Ownership Is an appetite like hun-
ger or thirst, and as we may eat to
gluttony and drink to drunkenness so
we may iiossess to avarice. How many
“Who can tell mo what wa?
transgression?” she asked.
Tommy Small's hand went up.
“Please, ma’am, she stole some ap-
pled and ate ’em up.”
“And now can you tell me how she
Tommy thought hard for a moment.
Then, ub memories of past misdemean-
ors came to mind, he brightened up.
“Please, ma'am, I s'pose Adam whl|p
ped her and dosed her with cantor olL*
registered on the pension roll. -----
letter to Mr. Orr Bhe inclosed a circular i men have I seen who, though they re-
on which Is printed a poem written by I gnrd themselves as models of temper
herself and dedicated to the Walker! ance, wear the marks of unbridled in
sisters, Vesta, Aurora and Luna, who
were educators nearly sixty years ago.
On the palter Is also printed a likeness
of Dr. Walker In halftone, which shows
her much younger than she Is today.]
diligence of the passion of possession,
and how like gluttony or licentiousness
It sets Us sure sign upon their faces."
R. R. Carew. heir to an earldom In
England prefers to be an American
citizen and a Los Angeles realty deal
er, and spurns a title which Is his fo*
the asking. His father recejtvUf dUflb
but he say! nothin? fcouiu Induce him
to give up American citizenship. His
wife Is an American girl. Mr. Carew
was at one time a Michigan state sen-
The greatest achievements are dona
Iatngtiage Is the dress of thought; Its |
She Is now more than 60 years of age. ] flnery requires taste. | by dreamers who never wake up.
Growth of Our ]VIanuf actures.
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COUNTRY which turns out
nearly $15,000,000,006 worth of
manufactures In a single year
may fairly challenge the in-
lt%'q iSP terest of the Industrial world.
Such is the record of the United
States for 1905. To be exact, tbe total
was $14,812,147,087. Five years ago
the value of products was $11,411,121,-
122. In the Interval there has been a
growth of 29.7 per cent according to
the recently published return* of tbe
Bureau of Census.
These big figures do not carry with
them any adequate idea of how much
of a hive of Industry the United
States really Is. It does not help nat-
ters much to say that we have Invest-
ed $12,606.265.673 in this form of pro-
duction. Between 1890 and 1905 there
was an Increase of 41.3 per cent In the
amount of wealth Indicated to manu-
factures. Five years ago the total
wages paid exceeded $2,000,000/101;
but In the interval this has Increased
by $600,000,000, or at Lite rate of $12V
000.000 a year, so that the manufact-
ures of the United States paid out ns
wages last year $2,611,540,532. Tbe
Increase in the five years was 29.9 per
cent, or not far from one-tliird.
Analysis of the summary shows that
amount of wages and the value of
output have Increased almost exactly
29.9 per cent in the half decade and
the latter 29.7 per cent. The discrep-
ancies begin to appear when we com-
pare wages with salaries. Salaries,
though they comprise about one-fifth
as large a total as wages, have In-
creased 21 per cent faster.
It were instructive to know the ex-
act rea8ons for this more rapid rate of
increase In the case of salaries than of
wages. But the reasons are probably
both statistical and Industrial. The
statistical rcaBon lies in the well-
known fact that a higher rate of in-
crease on a smaller basis may take
place without any undue gains as
Against the lower rate on a larger oa-
sis. The industrial reasons are proba-
bly to be found In the more general
employment of technical talent In
manufacturing than was the case even
five years ago, thus swelling the salary
acccunt, because of the necessity of
paying a higher compensation for high-
ly developed skill In industrial pro-
cesses. On the other hand, the in-
creased use of machinery has made it
possible to operate industries with un-
skilled labor which is easily broken In
and commands a low rate of wages.
The number of male wage earners In
this period has increased only 16.8 per
cent and of female labor 16 per cent,
while salaried officials, clerks, etc., In-
at the same rate, the former gaining creased 42.7 per cent. Obviously the
administrative demands of industry
have expanded much more rapidly
than the operating demands.
The ownership of this Industrial out-
fit has generally taken the form of in-
horporated companies. In some por-
tions of this country, the individual
owner of industry and the firm still
comprises a considerable proportion of
control; but for tbe United States as
a whole these two forms represent
only 17 per cent o* the capital Invest-
ed, and 25.9 per cent of the value of
products. The Industrial corpora-
tion has a capitalization of $2.8 per
cent, and puts upon the market 73.7
per cent of the products valued at
r.early $11,000,000,000. The relative
proportion of ownership under these
three main forms is tabulated below as
Forms of ownership of manufactur-
ing capital In United States:
Ownership Capital Products.
Individual $965,831,738 $1,702,980,90
Firms 1,188,892,836 2,132,619,S30
Miscel 20.729.744 54,466,02S
Ins Cos. 10,510,811,355 10,912,080,121
Tot 1905 12,686,265.673 14,802,147,087
Tot 1900 9.817,434,799 11 411,121,122
These figures do not clearly Indicate
the fact that of the 216,262 manufac-
turing establishments In the country
over half of them, or 52.7 per cent
ur.; still owned by Individuals, while
22 2 per cent are operating us firms,
with only 23.6 per cent as incorporated
companies. Less than one-fourth of
the manufacturing concerns of the
country pay nearly three-fourths of the
wages and control 82,8 per cent of the
Among incorporated establishments
the average Investment Is, in round
members, $206,000 per company, while
that of the individual owners Is some-
what less than $9,000. These figures
may well give one the Impression that
the manufacturing corporation as a
form of ownership is by virtue of its
greater size carrying the whole field
before it ,and gradually eliminating
the individual and the firm as factors
In our Industrial development. But It
Is doubtful whether further analysis
will sustain this view. It Is more prob-
able that the incorporated company on
the one hand Is proving itself to be the
most acceptable instrument for the de-
velopment of industry on a large scale,
while the individual and the firm
forms of manufacturing are each gain-
ing ground in special lines of produc-
tion and in which the large ,<cale oper-
ation could not sufficiently adjust It-
self to make a success.
Furthermore, it must be retnember-
I ed that Incorporation Is a form of own-
! ershlp rather than a system of pro-
duction. Itb advantages are those of
limited liability and of greated facility
in transfer of titles to property with-
out goiug through the process of dis-
solving partnerships or winding up aa
estate for the simple purpose of
changing ownership. There is not.
therefore, the danger which the great-
er amount of capitalization under cor-
porate holdings would indicate.—Wai
Secretary Shaw and Hia Clerks.
Secretary Shaw endeavored to
change the nature of the government
clerk and has failed dismally, He wus
surprised to learn some time ago that
very few bf his clerks were saving
money and that most of them were
regular patrons of money lenders, se
he Instructed his disbursing officer to
pay them in checks instead of cash,
his idea being that they would go to
the bank to get their checks cashed
and would thus he led to invest a little
In saving institutions. The hopt was
futile. On tracing the hutoiy of
these pay checks Secretary Shaw was
horrified to find that a large portion of
them were regularly cashed by the
the proprietor of a flourishing saloon a
couple of blocks from the treasury de-
partment. This discovery so disgust-
ed Mr. Shaw that he rescinded tho
pay check order
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