The Capitol Hill News (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 9, No. 17, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 8, 1914 Page: 4 of 8
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How to Enjoy a
Real V acation
By JOHN D. ADAMS
The best vacations I ever
had, as a wage earner with a
small margin above living
expenses, lasted from noon
on Saturday to night on
Sunday. They were spent
on a nondescript, flat-bot-
tomed, yawl-rigged boat appropriately christened “The Bummer.” She
had every defect known to jiav r-h, professional or amateur, and we
were treated to a variety of experiences in every twenty-four hours which
it would he hard tc duplicate in six months of ordinary cruising.
Fortunately wc were young and inexperienced in the ways of boats,
and still more fortunately for the members of our families, who on the
whole liked us, the sails of the Bummer were three sizes too small for
her hull. Thus it happened that Bhe was able to treat us to an unex-
ampled program of minor mishaps without capsizing and this, in fact,
she never did. The Bnmmer finally ran aground in the dark and on
n fulling tide and my last view of her was by the light of a common or
barn lantern as she perched ridiculously higli and dry on the Bummit of a
rock while we escap'd in the tender.
We cut loose from every care when we shipped our anchor and might
have been sailing the South Seas, bo remote were thoughts of work and
of the nearby city.
That is the great point about a vacation, whether it is long or Bhort;
whether it oonsists in motoring across the continent or sitting on the
end of a wharf waiting for a nibble. You positively must forget that there
is a past or a future and live in the present. If you can't loaf- anil some
otherwise sane persons can’t—don't carry your daily task into your vaca-
tion. Ignore it. Work like a slave if you must, but forget that you ever
had to earn a living.
Everybody has to take his vacation with him when he goes to the
country or the seashore. You can’t buy insurance of a good time as you
buy accident insurance with your railway ticket, nor can you purchase
a vacation ready made no mat tor how much money you have.
Neither do giincraeki count A cheerful spirit is worth more than
i,» complete sportsman’s outfit and many bottles of rum. Just break away.
And, since a vacation is chiefly a state of mind, it isn't necessary j
to go anywhere. I have known men who obtained all the respite from
workaday cares their bodies and souls required by cultivating a garden
patch. The backyard in bloom, with n few tomato plants anil early beans
on the side, is a solace from pretty nearly every trouble except earache,
and a window box will do very well if neighbors and cals discourage more
ambitious stirring of the soil.
However, none of us is impervious to his surroundings and a change
of scene is a great help to a vacation. For those of us who ride home
from work on the running board of an electric car the best possible way
to shift the scene is to escape the crowd, even if you have to go to bed
to do it. Qo to the ball game, by all means, but don't imagine after
eleven exciting innings (hat you have had an outing. If you have taken
the thirty-third degree in wisdom you won’t read the newspapers while
you are on a vacation and you will be surprised on your return to find
what a number of interesting happenings yon have missed. You will
then realize, after you get back, that you have been away.
You are a happy man if you have inherited a strain of gypsy blood
and with it a genius for loafing. Yours is the real vacation. The world
is open to you. With a rucksack on your shoulders, alone or with com-
panions of like mind, you can trudge beyond the smell of gasoline, and
the direction doesn't matter, for the destination is always pure satisfaction
A thousand delights will stir your imagination and sweeten your
temper, and when the time arvives that you must take up your daily
drudgery again it will not seem quite
drudgery, for you will look forward
to another perfect vacation only
eleven months and fourteen days off.
bat you mu
A novelization of a most successful
play by the most successful actor-
playwright of the United States
GEORGE M. COHAN
When a wealthy relative leaves a handsome
fortune to young Jones he immediately re-
sponds to the call of “Broadway." Before
long he's the most celebrated spender in the
metropolis of spendthrifts. Every chorus
girl and bartender, every taxi-cabman and
policeman on the streets knows him and
calls him by his nickname. He out-broad-
ways Broadway. 30 Then suddenly he finds
himself “broke." Marriage with a maiden
lady of many summers promises a solution
not at all to his liking; then he meets THE
girl and —
But you want to read the whole story—it's
all very human and full of lots of good, roar-
ing laughs. 30 You’ll not regret reading our
coming serial-BROADWAY JONES.
Plea for Better Brand
of Young Men
By REV. DR FRANK A. HOSMKJ4
Paoior of C eniial Park Prabytrtwn Church, Chicago
Aorld. Young men are
it rung in their range of
The eye of the spirit sweeps wide horizons. Nothing seems beyond I
Population Keeps Ahead of Farms
Between 1900 and 1910 the number
There is no sight on earth ! of farms in Oklahoma increased from
so impressive as that of a 108,000 to 190,192. a gain of 82,192, or
f , 76.1 per cent During the same time
young man eager for the ,h0 *opulation lncreased 109.7 per
struggle of life and anxious cent
to trv his mettle against the__
Where the Money Goes
Of the average value of an Okla-
homa farm In 1910 ($4,828), $3,884
represented the value of land and
buildings, $801 that of live sto6k, and
$142 that of Implements and machin-
Youth is strong in adaptability to grent tasks. To see is to act; to
believe is to affirm; to know is to do. Some of the mightiest reforms and
greatest deeds in the past have been wrought bv young men. Washington,
Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, Henry C’lav, John Quincy Adams, Nap-
oleon, Bichat, French physician, and Luther are trite examples.
No young man can succeed unless his vision and enthusiasm are con-
centrated on a di finite goal. Character and the purpose of his life arc
determining factors of success. Talent and gen in. alone will not pave the
load to success.
I plead for a consecrated purpose in your life. I bis gives vou strength
to resist the evil. No young man can truly master himself unless there
be in him an ideal controlled by consecration to a high purpose. Uncon-
trolled passions will ruin him.
The age cries out for a better brand of young men. and there was
never a bettor day for youth than the present. It is not creed that he
needs so much as an experience. Not a restraint, but an inspiration. Not
an insurance for the next world, but a program for this world.
Heed the call for service. Join in the great march toward brother-
hood that is now thrilling the church. Dare to be a Christian in the finest,
loftiest and noblest sense.
OREGON’S PANAMA-PACIFIC BUILDING
Oregon, the first of the states to select a site on the Panama-Pacific ex
josition grounds, has accepted a design for a building modeled on the lines
>f the Parthenon. The columns will be five feet In diameter and 40 feet high
»nd will be of timber from Oregon's forests.
PRESIDENT WILSON’S MAIL IS
DIFFICULT TO HANDLE.
Daily Batch Constantly Reveals Odd
Quirks Which Human Imagination
Takes as Well as Heart Inter-
est Stories of Varied Kinds.
The handling of the president's mail
is an important task and requires a
skilled corps of
tion there have
been few days on
hundred letters of
not been received.
The size of the
executive mail va-
ries greatly from
day to day. and
from season to
season. There are, of course, a great
number of routine letters from the
departments which maintain a fa.rly
steady How; then there are the let-
ters brought on by extraordinary
events After the signing of the
the tariff bill, for example, thousands
of letters were received relating to
that aione; besides, there were nearly
60o telegrams. Some were congratu-
latory, others critical, the list includ-
ing requests for information or jobs,
predictions of hard times and observa-
tions of varied character.
All of the president’s mall paz^es
through the hands of one clerk, who
opens and sorts it. A small number
of the letters go directly to the presi-
dent s desk. Those relating to impor-
tant appointments and of a political
character generally go to the desk of
Private Secretary Tumulty. Execu-
tive Clerk Rudolph Forster gets those
from the executive departments of
the government, and many others of
importance. Chief Clerk Thomas Bra-
hany gets the requests for interviews
with the president and those which
relate to him in a personal or social
way. Brahany gets the freak letters,
too. Each letter, however unimpor-
tant, is briefed in a few words and
the daily list of briefs sent to the
Mr. Brahany. perhaps, has the most
interesting batch of all, for his letters
constantly reveal the odd quirks
which human imagination takes, as
well as ail sorts of human interest
stories, from the naming of a little*
Eskimo baby “Woodrow'' to appeals
by mothers for the release of impris-
The president's mail uncovers at
times impressive evidences of ignor-
ance as to what the president's job
really is. Not long ago there came
from a cashier of a national bank a
large batch of old paper money he
desired the president to take in ex-
change for new bills. The clerks
marveled that a man could have at-
tained cashiership of a national bank
without learning that it was the func-
tion of the treasury department and
not the White House to redeem such
It is estimated that 700 young
Americans have been christened
Woodrow Wilson within the last year.
Information as to the christening of
practically every one of these has
been conveyed to the president in a
letter. Mr. Brahany has written a
nice little note to the parents in each
case, expressing the president's pleas-
ure at the honor which has been con-
ferred on him. Some of the young-
sters were born on election day, some
on the day of the inauguration, some
on the president's birthday, some on
the day the tariff bill was signed, but
many of them had no excuse at all
for being named after the president.
The letters which their parents have
received will be treasured up for
them, however, and passed down to
rheir children’s children with as much
satisfaction as if they were evidence
of an intimacy with the president of
Che United States. Young Woodrows
have seen the light of day in prac-
tically every quarter of the globe.
Accounts of such christenings have
come from Africa. Europe, China and
Alaska. An Eskimo mother wrote
not long ago that although doubtless
many babies had been named Wood-
row, her son could lay claim to the
distinction of being farther north than
any other member of the clan.
Along with these accounts of chris-
tenings come letters from people who
want prizes for large families or who
announce the birth of triplets. These,
doubtless, are echoes from President
Roosevelt's administration. Mr.
Roosevelt's frequent declarations
against race suicide started these let-
ters and they have been pouring in
Can't Fly Over Canal.
President Wilson has signed an ex-
ecutive order making it unlawful for
any person to fly an airship across
the Panama Canal zone. Violation of
the order is declared a misdemeanor
and the penalty is fixed at a fire of
$1,000 The step, It is understood,
was decided upon as a means for pro
tecting the defenses for the canal
which this government is construct-
ing. The president, under the law.
has direct control of the Canal zone,
and can by executive order fix the
| regulations for governing it.
“What kind of n disguise are you
going to wear at the masqueradeA
diaphanous* gown.” “People will .see
right through that.”
k PART from the bewildering world !
t\ of gowns in the loosely hanging
styles, with voluminous and envelop-
ing draperies and all sorts cf eccen-
tricities of construction, the tailor-
made survives. Well-set-up gowns for
the promenade are to be seen on the J
best dressed women, bearing little im-
print (and sometimes none at all) of j
the vogue of the "sloppy styles." Some
of the refreshingly neat looking suits
are severely plain, but the majority 1
embody a skirt in which there is a lit- '
tie drapery and a charming coat or
jacket, with an easy set to the figure. I
The American woman is independ- 1
ent enough to continue to wear an un-
draped skirt and a plain coat if it suits
her style best. A plentiful sprinkling
of them appears in any concourse of
fashionable people. But the most sue- |
cessful and pleasing suits are those j
in which the style features of the pre- !
vailing mode have made themselves
felt to the extent of doing away with
Such a suit is pictured here on the I
smartly gowned lady dressed for a
promenade. It is of brocaded eponge.
in a dark paprika shade, worn with a
small black hat and an unspotted er- '
mine muff. There is a border of er-
mine on the collar. In passing, one
should note that a touch of fur in the
costume, used us a trimming, worn
with a muff to match, is just about the
latest and most successful of fashion's
fancies. At the New York horse show !
there was a liberal sprinkling of
gown8 in which this combination
proved itself most effective. In one
instance a costume of sage green satin
and chiffon had a shawl collar of spot-
ted ermine, with muff to match. The
hat was an Oriental turban of black
velvet. Over the gown an enveloping
coat concealed the ermine collar en-
tirely when the wearer took her pretty
and richly clad, petite body homeward
The advantage in this management
of furs lies in having the gown har-
monize with the muff, rather than the
outside wrap. Milady rcr soves her
wrap, but continues to wear her lux-
urious muff for afternoon tea or re-
ception or other social eveDt.
The street suit shown here has a
small waistcoat of net and chiffon,
with wide girdle of the material in the
dress. The draped skirt has the ef-
fect of a piece of goods wrapped about
the figure and adjusted to it with a
few pleats at the back and side front.
The coat has a rounded basque at the
By way of decoration nothing is
needed except what is provided in but-
tons covered with the fabric which ap-
pears in the gown, and the border of
fur on the collar.
The sleeves are separate and sewed
in, much like so many models in which
the pretty kimono sleeve is featured.
The beautifully adjusted rolling col-
lar and the set-in sleeve are worthy of
special mention in this costume. Es-
pecially the slender woman should
appreciate how well the revers and
collar of the coat, the full soft vest
and tho wide girdle amplify and add
graciousness to a figure inclined to
As to the hat, like about ninety-nine
hundred and ninety nine out of a thou-
sand among those worn at present, it
is small, with a novel brim and soft
crown, and is made of black velvet.
The plume in this instance repeats the
color of the gown, thereby departing
from the rule of all-black, which would
have been quite as effective with the
While the popularity of the all-black
hat makes a concourse of fashionable
women look somewhat somber, there
was never any millinery so generally
useful. Some women have several dif-
ferent trimmings, which they put on
and off the shape at pleasure. This
provides variety, but the all-black hat
is appropriately worn with any cos-
MUFFS OF VELVET
AND OTHER SOFT -
'■'HERE are so many muffs of other
I things than fur that one might al-
most venture on the assertion that fab-
ric muffs out number fur muffs. These
muffs of velvet ami brocades, plushes
and chiffons are even more attractive
than all-fur muffs. They are soft, mod-
erately large and trimmed with fur. A
bouquet of flow era pinned to the muff
is ■ oru quite as often as ai the cor-
Bands of fur as a trimming are al-
most never omitted from muffs made
of fabric As in millinery, the fur is
quite often an imitation of the skin
for which it is called, but the fabric
I muff, being a shortlived affair as com-
pared with one of fur, doeB not need
! to be so durable, and hence the imita
) tatlon furs serve the purpose of trim
! ming very well.
A muff of hiack velvet shown here
| is trimmed with bands of imitation er-
j mine. Muff beds of down or wool bat-
j ting are to be had, some of them readv-
! lined with soft satin, to which the vel-
! vet or other fabric is to be sewed. If
j a down bed is' used it is advisable to
first cover it with a thin interlining, to
j keep the down from working out.
The fabric is draped on the bed in a
number of ways. In the muff illustrated
the velvet is laid in a few irregular
j plaits, with w ide over hanging ruffles
' at the end lined with soft satin. It is
; trimmed with a band of white fur at
each end and ermine tails finish the
I Two bands are shown, such as are
used for trimming dresses, muffs and
hats. Such a furore for fur trimmings
j has developed that it is predicted it
: will appear in spring and perhaps sum
| rner styles.
Very often furniture of several pe-
riods may be brought together bar-
j raonloilsly in one room if the pieces
i are beautiful themselves and show
color unity, says the New Haven Jour-
nal Courier Some authorities advise
(hat a room show only one period or
characteristics of a certain period.
I Out this is not absolutely necessary if
selections are made with thought of
j intrinsic beauty and color harmony.
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