Anadarko Daily Democrat (Anadarko, Okla.), Vol. 9, No. 235, Ed. 1, Wednesday, November 9, 1910 Page: 2 of 4
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JS: NATION'S NEW
For the Hostess
Chat on Interesting Topics oE Many Kinds by
a Recognized Authority
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RESIDENT TAFT recently de
clared that this nation ought to
build two battleships of tho
"Dreadnaught" class ovory year
until tho Panama canal Is com-
pleted nnd open for traffic.
After that water way Is com-
pleted and the Atlantic and
Pacific coasts of tho United
Stales aro In effect brought
nearer together In a naval
sense that Is It Is made possible-
for our warships to get
from one const to tho other
more quickly In the ovent of
tiouble It might. In tho presl
dent's Judgment he advisable
to slow down In the matter of
bnttlcshlp building Perhaps after tho canal dig-
gers have cut tho continent In two It will suffice
to build one battleship n year but for tho tlmo
being two a year and Drcndnaughts nt that-
nro needed In the opinion of tho administration.
Now "Drcadnaught8" aro a comparative novelty
In tho United States navy and for nil that there
nro several of these vessels flying tho Stars and
Stripes and more building there Is a consider-
nblo Bhare of tho public that has never grasped
tho significance of these new-stylo sea warriors.
To put tho matter In a nutshell It mny bo ex-
plained that a "dreadnought" differs from tho
ordinary battleship prlnclpallv by being larger
nnd heavier and earning an increased number
of guns of a big caliber. The term "Dreadnaught"
It will bo understood has como to stand for a
wholo class or family of battleships rather than
for any Individual vessel.
All the same this now nlcKnnme for the lat-
est fashion In floating fortresses did originate
with one particular vessel tho first of her type.
Tho pioneer "Dreadnaught" was a Urltlsh prod-
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uct nnd sho blazed a now path In battleship de-
sign. Prior to tho advent of this new-pattern
peacemaker tho average battleship whatever her
nationality had boon armed with 12-Inch or 13-
Inch breech-Ioadlng rifles ond with n variety of
loss powerful hitters Including 8-lnch G-luch nnd
3-Inch guns nnd so on down through tho whole
catalogue of naval weapons to tho one-pounders.
Tho Drltlsh naval architects nnd shipbuilders
when they produced tho original "Dreadnaught."
pointed tho way to a now ollcy. In nrmlng tho
now stylo vessel thoy cut down tho number of
guns of lesser Importance particularly tho woap-
ous of Intermediate size such as tho 8-Inch and
tho 5-Inch nnd placed nlmost nil tho responsi-
bility for offonso nnd defense on guns of the
The whole naval world was Immensely Im-
pressed with tho naval novelty which John Hull
produced nnd nil tho leading nations Including
tho United States straightway sot nbotit follow-
ing his oxamplo by constructing suoh ships of
their own. Thus It camo about that tho name
"Dreadnaught." which originally applied to only
one ship camo to btnnd for Iho whole family of
"all-big gun" ships no matter under what flag
uch u i jsol might be In service. Tho United
States row has four battleships of tho "Dread-
naught" class In eorvlco; two more will probably
bo ready to Join tho big fleet within h year;
Another pair are under construction nnd yet oth-
ers will be contrnctod for this winter It Is cost-
ing a pretty penny too. to assemblo such an ar-
ray of hcnvywclght fighters for each of theso
Jargebt-slzo vessels costs complete upward of $12.-
000000. Ukewlao does It make n big tug at
Uncle Sam's purse-strings to keep theso hugo
armor-clads in actUe servlco for each of them
requires the services of nearly one thousand offi-
cers nnd men half as many again aa were re-
quired for the largest of tho old-stylo battleships.
Tho first American "Dreadnaughts" tho bat-
tleships South Carolina and Michigan aro yot so
new that few of tho people oven In our largo sea-
coast cities have had n peop at them. They aro
Ister ships that is exact duplicates of ono an-
otherand aro 450 foot In length and 80 feet
beam or width. Kach of theso battleships carries
lght of the big 12-Inch guns arranged In pairs In
turrets. This is Just double the number of tho
olg tmrkers to be found on any of the battleilps
ihAt wera tho accepted thin up to a fw years
ngo. Neither bnttle-
Bhlp has any other
weapons except tho
threo-lnch nnd throo-
pounder guns that aro
provided to ropel tor-
It was only a few
months ago that tho
pecond pair of "Dread-
naughts" twins mndo
tholr appearance In
navy. Thero are the
Delaware and North Dakotn. Each vessel Is 510
feet In length and 85 feet beam and "thoy go
tholr predecessors ono better In the matter of
"shooting Irons" for each has flvo turretB In-
stead of four and carries a total of ten Instead
of eight of tho 12-Inch guns. Moreover tho Dela-
ware and tho North Dakota have each a powerful
secondary battery made up of fourteen of tho ef-
fective 5-lnch guns. Noxt year will seo another
braco of "Dreadnnnghts" the Utah and Florida
tako their places among tho ships of tho line.
They aro almost Identical In slzo with tho Dela-
waro and North Dakota. Aftor them will como
tho Arkansas and Wyoming each 554 feet In
length anil 93 feot tmnin and carrying n full dozen
of the 12-Inch guns but It will bo sovernl years
ere theso record-breakers are ready to report for
Noxt to tho Importunco of providing fighting
ships for Uuolo Sam's navy Is tho task of prepnr-
Ing tho ships ami tho men who li audio them for
tho work thoy are Intendod for fighting tho bat-
tles of tho country should tho dread specter at
any tlmo descend upon us. Tho thrilling experi-
ences on board big Hhlps playing at war aro in-
terestingly described In the following account
written b ono who witnessed tho recent naval
Tho plain red pennant for "commence firing"
was hanging like a stain from nil yurds. "I.oad!"
from the ordnanco officer. Tho stnlns glide down
to tho shrill peuls of the stand-by bells Nover
stood men so braced and rigid as thoso spotters
staring through tho soft rubber eyepieces of their
binoculars as tho ordnance officer graroly syl-
labled tho final range and deflection as he got
them from the substation prophet who had been
advised by the performance of tho ranging shots:
"The rango Is 10500 deflection 47."
It Is the last BUBpouse. Slowly far below the
moving turrets begin to nose upward tholr guns
like Intelligent creatures. Tho big fo'castle deck
Is an empty slim flat cigar-shaped finger lazily
dealing forward slippery ruff a of whiteness. Foam
oozes up complacent around the anchor chains
and your oyes rest unwittingly on a four-moated
schooner a passenger steamship with a red fun
pel astern tho waiting targets. Every living
sinew scattered on our faraway decks Is trans-
fixed on the brldgo screen the skipper's arms
bright with tholr four cold stripes the midship-
A Chrysanthemum Luncheon.
Judging from tho numerous letters
from brldcs-elcct Cupid must have
been unusually busy with his llttlo
bow nnd nrrow There are so many
requests for pre-nuptlal functions I
am suro tho description of this chry-
santhemum luncheon will be very ac-
ceptable. It was gorgeously brilliant the color
scheme being yollow; especially fitting
for this month as November claims
tho topaz and tho chrysanthemum; In
this InstincA It was also tho bride's
btrthdny mouth as well as her wod-
dlng dny season. For a contcrpleco
there was n mound of yellow "mums"
kept In placo by embedding tho stems
In sand. At each placo there wns a
little yellow Jardtnlero containing ono
stiff straight llttlo yellow "mum" to
which tho nnmo card wns nttnehed
with a yollow ribbon Tho grnpo fruit
cock-tnll hnd n woo "mum" In the cen-
ter of tho fruit around tho stem of
tho glnss thero was n fluffy bow of
I whlto tulle. Tho plates on which tho
frnppo glasses stood hnd n wreath of
jellow "mums" around them nnd tho
Ice-cream wns In boxes concealed by
petals of yellow crepo papor "mums "
Tho candle sticks wero of silver nnd
' had jellow Bhndes. At each placo
I wero yollow slippers filled with salted
nuts. Just tho bridal party wero In-
cluded in tho guests I mean tho girls
in tho party Bnd two matrons of honor
A Box Shower.
A Jolly crowd wishing to "shower"
one of their number who was about
to leavo tho Btato of single blessed-
ness conceived tho bright Idea of giv-
ing a box fchower. Tho boys wero In
on It too and thoy hnd loads of fun.
J All tho gifts wero In boxos which In
turn wero pui in a nugo ciry goous box
covorcd with whlto paper cambric on
which henrts of red largo nnd small
wero pasted. When nil hnd nrrlvod
tho boll rnng nnd tho vlllngo express
man appeared nnd said ho hnd a small
pnrcol for Miss n and Imagine the
surprise when ho entered with tho ns-
ststnnco of severnl of tho mnscullno
guests benrlng tho immenso box. Tho
honored couple wero told they could
unpnek but ench packngo was to bo
shown tho card read and speech mado
beforo tho next box was opened
Among tho nrtlclcs wero boxes of
paper box of matches box of tacks
box of soap of thread of pins work
box glove nnd handkerchief box
stamp box tool box nnd n nest of
boxes ending with n weo pill box
which contained a collar button; box
of tin kltchon utensils box of paper
napkins box of labols etc. Wlien It
camo to sorvlng refreshments tho hoi-
tcss hnd n dainty luncheon put up In
pnstcbonrd boxes coverod with roso
wnll paper n box for each couple cof-
feo and Ico cream completed tho re-
past. 1'horo woro salted almonds nnd
bon-bons in pretty honrt shaped boxos
mnn on watch with the nickeled stndlmotor at his
cjos the whlto bluejnekcts In boats on tho super-
structure sonio with cameras poised-nil leveled
to tho sanio trenchant nwo. Vague murmurs not
quite a shouting rlso the rumble of n belated
loading hoist tho honrso hiss of air blastB clear-
ing tho bores. Tho norvorncklng Isung of n
prlmor discharged In homo breech with tho bra-
vado of utter preparedness. Choking smoko
clouds omlt up ovor us from tho crntor of tho
forward smoko pipe with tho heat of a Turkish
"Tiro!" and nil around on tho mils of our
cngo snarl out tho buzzers.
All tho sea to Btarbourd goes ribbed and sclt-
terlng as If under tho first hlow of a tornado.
"Knots ton right." (Deflection.) "Down COO."
(Itango.) "Knots six left." "Down 300." "Salvo!"
You mlsft or cannot remember after tho exact
shouts of tho spotters tho key to tho actual
mnrksmntibhlp cried out as tho geyser-gardens
rise and transformed ns they echo In tho sub
station Into tho crnft that guides tho groat spurts
to bloom out whoro wo nil hunger for them to
bo bunched together and hiding tho tnrget with
"Tho Georgia's shooting at our screen "
That last ono winged her." You catch such fever
Ish commontfl between times slowly grasping
too that tho ards ond nnglns of range nnd de-
lloctlon keep dwindling In bIzo ns shouted. "Hit!"
comes now nnd then In tho climax llko n ham
mer blow; and as tho four-minute eternity ends
on tho long nlarm bell for ceaso firing jou hear
llko a man coming" out of n trnnco tho ordnance
officer calmly observing thnt tho doflectlon wasn't
a knot out all the time but d n thnt forward
turret for hanging fire so that thoso poison funnw
hid tho splashes. You aro coughing In a- first
remembrance of tholr strange acrid burning
Tho run Is over the spectacle and tho human
burden of It delivered as tho order Is passed
to call up all dlWslouut officers to report any
Swinging out now to tho targets hungrily
searching them for shell noles the throng of
oftlcerM on tho quartcrdock vent their relaxed ten-
sion "Our dispersal wnB good but tho range-
finder read 500 yards over. That's always tho
fault. And half tho tlmo It figures under" Or
you hear "A difference of 30 per cent. In raiigo
makos u difference of .100 per cent. In tho diffi-
culty of spotting." Ono learns that tho forward
twelves hung fire becauBo water splashed tho
Bights. We discern threw hits In our targot
none In any of tho other three glory bo! pick-
ing thorn reluctantly from rents made by tho
seas; as tho repair boats putting out from each
ship of us set tholr half-nancd crews struggling
with tho mast and screens herding tho precious
ennvnses aboard tho flngshlp for Judgment by all
bearing tho monogram of tho brldq
nnd groom elect which tho rvieats r4
talncd at souvenirs.
A Neck-Tie and Apron Party.
This really is an old time stunt but
llko many other old things hiiB beeai
rejuvenated The hostess prepares a
many cheese cloth aprons as tncra ar
men and as many pieces of silk or rib-
bon as thero are girls When all arrira
tho men nro given spools of thrtmd
and told to find tho girl who haa aa
npron to match It. In this way Tin-
ners nro chosen nnd tho girls put oa
the npronB nfter tho men have sewed
tho hems nnd sewed on tho strings.
Allow hnlf or thrco-quartors of an
hour for this Next the girls ar giy
on tho necktlo ploces and they art
gathered together nnd put through a
door enrh girl having hold of an en it
tho door Is closed nnd tho men ara
to como In and take hold of an end.
When each man has an end the door
Is opened and tho girl who haa hold
of the other end must fashion a nick-
tlo for her swnln. Tho latter puta It
on nnd tho girl puts on her apron andl
thiiB partners nro selected for supper
or refreshments. This Is a very Jollr
party adapted to private pnrtlea or
for a church social
To Clean a Dlack Bklrt.
To clean a black skirt lay the Wrt
ns flatly ns possible on n clean table
Homovo nil grenso spots with browa
pnpor nnd a hot Iron then with a.
spongo dipped In strong coffee rub
over tho wholo of tho dress paying
special nttentlon to tho front nnd edge
of tho skirt. Whon tho wholo of th
skirt hns been sponged nnd is still
dnmp. Iron on the wrong sldo unto
All-black hnta nro seen In satin voU
vets brocade hnttor's pliiBh velours
beavor beavor cloth
Moro dress hats are in nil-black on
black-nnd-whlto with n touch of metal
or color thnn In nny othor shade.
Ostrich feathers willow plumoa
peclally aro much In domand. Shaded
and two-tono effects lead In favor.
Ilrlmmed turbans nro seen with up
right brims almost ns high ns tho hnt
Itself nnd close to It excopt at thai
Hnt bbnpos nro cf three aorta h
Inrgo wide-brimmed hnt (tho most
popular tho clotcho or Charlotte Cor-
day and tho turban.
As n variation on theso thero Is tht
lnrgo hnt with tho mushroom brim In
n wido vniloty of shapes all gonorutlr
following tho mushroom typo.
EVERY housekeeper doos horbolf
proud In getting up tho Thanks-
giving dinner. Uosldes tho miowy
linen sparkling sllvor and glass
and savory dlshos some decoration Is
needed to make tho festive occasion
These decorations are no small Item
of expense If purchased In tho art
shops whero hand work brings Its
price. Any woman or girl may how-
ever mnko hor own decorations at
very small expense and In a short time.
We are giving today several designs
which work out attractively In color.
Tho candle shade representing tho
born of plenty( always In evidence In
Thanksgiving decorations Is to ba
traced on thin water-color paper by
means of carbon paper and tinted In
watar-color. The horn Is to bo purple
not too dark the ribbons green and
the fruit of the gay rlchnoss of the
natural color. The Inside of the horn
may be tinted dark green.
To add to the elfoct when lighted
put a bright bit of color on the wrong
aide of the shade under any gay col-
ored fruit such as orange or apples.
Leave a llttlo scam on each end of
the shade nnd fasten with bii'ss brods
The edgo Is cut out Irregularly around
the fruit When tho painting Is dona
go over all lines with waterproof black
Ink and do tho work oarafully.
Four place cards are given ono e.
demuro Purltnn maiden to bo colored
In light gray gown darker ray oapo
with bright rod lining cap to match
tho capo with a white facing and U
and korchlot which Just shows a Uu
tie In front.
Paint the face and hands In the naU
ural color. Red and yellow IX prop-
erly mlxod will give a tatlafactor
flesh color for beginners.
Tho lines in all tho cards abould
be gone over with a pen and Ink out
The turkoy la to be painted brown
light and dark shades with a bit o4
red on the head and outlined.
The pumpkin Is a brilliant orat
color with dark groon leavaa and
the apples shaded In light and dark)
red and green leaves with browa
The water-color cards may bo bougfcl
by the dozen or very stiff and haavjt
wnter-color paper may be used.
Those who do not already possess
box of water-color paints may secure at
very excellent llttlo box of a new make
with all the necessary colors for 50
cents A flvo-csnt Japanese brush
which comes to a very flno point will
answer nil purposej for doing ttU
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Nesbitt, Paul & Reinmiller, G. A. Anadarko Daily Democrat (Anadarko, Okla.), Vol. 9, No. 235, Ed. 1, Wednesday, November 9, 1910, newspaper, November 9, 1910; Anadarko, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc82434/m1/2/: accessed September 25, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.