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About The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930 | View Entire Issue (June 18, 1915)
FIGHTING FQIl LOVE
Dora's Bitter Scorn Waked the
i Brute in Her Peace-Loving
By JOHN PHILIP ARTH.
(Copyright, 1915, by the McClure Newpa
As a boy among boys, Clyde Drew
never engaged In battle. Not that be
took to his heels every time there was
a chance for a scrap, but that he was
not naturally belligerent, and If there
was a question at stake he was good
There were scrappers at college
Who called him the deacon and let
him go his way In peace. He didn't
row, box, run, Jumjj, play football,
awlm or enter Into Athletics In any
way. He had a good; figure and more
than the average amount of muscle
lying dormant, and he also passed a
high examination. When young Drew
left college(he took i clerical position,
and all his exercise consisted In
walking. Once a friend took hold of
bis arm and found', it as soft as a
"Gee whiz! where ,1s the muscle?"
"I don't have to handle the crowbar
or a sledge here," was the reply.
"But supposing someone picked a
fight with you?" '
"Why should anyone?"
"You may see some day. Maybe you
carry a gun."
"Well, I'm not going around look
ing for trouble, but' if there is need
for scrapping I shall be on hand at
the old stand."
The conversation made no impres
sion on Mr. Drew. He could hardly
conceive of a situation calling for
muscle to get him out of trouble. He
would 'insult no one, and no one
' would insult him.
Miss Dora Thorn and Mr. Clyde
Drew were engaged to be married,
and It was a real love match. Mr.
Drew had many admirable qualities
and had some money and a good sal
ary. . it Jtj
It had beeiujqve at first sight, and
an engagement "Ibllowed in a few
weeks. Mr. Thorn did not object to
the engagement, made without con
sulting him, but he said to the lovers:
"I think you have been over hasty.
You know so little about each other
that it's my wish that you should put
the marriage off several months.
When I was a young man I came very
near rushing into a marriage that I
should have repented the rest of my
And when the postponement had
been agreed to the girl said to her
"Clyde, are you going to look for
faults In me from now on?"
"I couldn't find a single one If I
looked ever so long," was the lover
"That is nice of you. If you have
any faults I have not discovered
Did Miss Bora think it a fault that
,.he was weak of muscles?
Had she ever .wondered if he was
Jbrave or otherwise?
Had she ever felt the sense of pro-
-tectlon when riding or walking with
lilin that a strong man Insures?
She knew that he was fair looking
and had a good figure, and that filled
the bill physically.
The loving couple were out for a
spin in the auto one afternoon when,
as they reached a narrow part of the
highway they encountered a young
man in a buggy. He was given more
than his shiire of the road, but he was
not satisfied with that. He brought
liis horse to a halt, and sat scowling
.for a minute bofore calling out:
"Hey, you dude, do you know that
you are blocking the road."
"There's plenty of room for you to
pass," replied Mr. Drew.
"You are a liar and a hog, sir!"
"Why, the man Is ugly drunk!" whit
pered Miss Dora.
She turned to her lover to find him
pale-faced and his chin quivering.
Mr. Drew had never expected to be
Insulted, but here it was, good and hot.
"Are you going to keep me here all
day?" Bnarled the stranger.
"No one Is keeping you," was an
swered, but in a very mild voice
"I Bay again, you are a liar!"
' Miss Dora knew enough about man
nature that when the He was passed
It meant a knockdown, and she trem
bled over the answer that would be
' forthcoming, but there was no an
swer. Mr. Drew was as white as a ghost
and trembling like a rabbit. Was it
with? anger, or was he holding back
on her account?
"Not only a liar, but a coward as
,wcll," added the young man.
i No answer no movement.
' The buggy was driven up beside the
auto, and the driver's whip laid over
tho shoulder of a cringing man three
or four times. Then the whlpper said
to Miss Dora:
"You can see what sort of a cur he
It It you marry him, I wish you Joy!"
Then he drove on, and after the
auto had proceeded a few rods It was
turned about and headed for home,
Not word from Mr. Drew. Not a
word from Miss Dora,
i' But what was there to be said? Mr.
f Drew lad -played the part of a coward
so abjectly that nothing he could say
would excuse htm. He had been called
a liar and a coward. He had been
horsewhipped and had cringed over
It He had let the girl be Insulted
' Bho was sorry for him in a way, and
also knew bitter scorn. She was en
gd to a coward, but would she ever
( "No never.''
It were better to have a drunkard
and a wife-beater for a husband. .
They drove to her father's house
and parted without a word. They both
knew it was the end. It was not until
he reached the privacy of his room
that Mr. Drew awoke from his stupor.
Then he, who had scarcely ever used
an oath, fell to cursing. He called
himself names. He longed for some
one to kick him.
"I am a coward a poltroon a
thing!" he shouted at himself. "I
have debased myself until men ought
to kick me out of their company. If
I had a pistol here I wouldn't wait a
minute before shooting myself."
By and by the young man grew a
bit calmer, and he sat down and
asked himself: "Why did I act the
craven? Was I afraid of the man?
Even a coward would have put up a
fight under the circumstances. There's
something wrong with me, and I am
going to find out what it Is."
He went down on the street and
called in at the first doctor's office
he came to. Fortunately for him, the
doctor had studied something besides
Illness. He let the young man tell his
story without interruption, but lis
tened very closely.
"I have seen several cases like
yours. You should have fought when
a boy, to give you confidence in your
self as a man. Your muscles are not
as well developed as a woman cook's.
You have been a peaceful young man.
You have thought peace alone. You
have not exercised your arms. You
have never swung the clubs nor had
the boxing gloves on. You have gone
through life thus tar thinking the time
could never come when you would
be insulted and have to resent It or
run. Because you were peaceful
tninded, you argued that all others
were the same. Am I not right?"
"You are a doctor."
"Well, in the first place, you were
taken by surprise. You saw and
heard what was taking place, but you
could not credit it because it had
never happened before, and it hap
pened now without cause or warn
ing. When the time came to use your
muscle you didn't have It with you,
and that gave you a helpless feeling.
Young man, you are not a natural cow
ard, but you have been a very foolish
person. Go and see the boxing master
of a club."
"And learn to fight?" asked Mr.
"Learn that a man who goes only
to hunt with an unloaded gun is an
Idiot. You may never be called upon
to fight, but if you are then you want
to lick the other fellow."
Mr. Drew left the doctor's office for
a club, and that evening took his first
lesson at punching the bag. In time
he put on the gloves with the instruc
tor and others, and in time again was
called a fair boxer.
"But this doesn't prove that you
have grit," said his master. "I want
you to put on the gloves with a slam-
bang and give him a licking. He has
been guying you ever since you be
gan. He says you are a milk-and-wa
ter sissy, and that a boy ten years old
can make you quit."
For almost the first time In his life
young Drew flew mad and wanted to
hit someone. He soon had his chance.
He was knocked down the first thing,
but he got up and put up such a fight
that his opponent took off his gloves.
Meanwhile, he had employed a de
tective to find out all about the man
who caused Ms downfall. He lived
about three miles from the spot where
he had been encountered and drove
into the" town regularly every Satur
day afternoon. Not a word or line
through the long weeks, but he did not
hope nor expect. How could he? He
must first rehabilitate himself In her
One day an auto approached the
Thorn residence from the north, and
a buggy from the south. Miss Dora
sat on the veranda. The two vehicles
met in front of the house and the girl
saw and heard all that followed.
"Hello, here is the liar and coward
again!" sneered the driver of the
Mr. Drew moved his auto out of the
road and got down.
"This time he is going to run
Drew removed his hat and vest and
rolled up his shirt sleeves.
"Maybe he's going to pick daisies."
"He is going to lick you, you loafer,
if you dare come down here!"
The next moment they were at it,
and in her excitement the girl stood
up to see. It took her lover just ten
minutes to give the fellow the best
licking of his life, and as the victor
was nursing a bleeding ear and a
skinned nose a hand was laid upon
his arm and Miss Dora said: "I saw
it all, Clyde, and I am proud of you!
Father said you would do it some
day. Come In and lot me dress your
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The oil deposits evidenced by oil
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For Ivy Poisoning.
One of the best remedies for Ivy
poisoning Is to rub the afflicted parts
with slices ot raw onion.
N the rear of St. Paul's churchyard
are three rows of old tombstones
which have been restored to their
original places, the New York Sun
states. In the upheaval of the last
few months due to digging the Broad
way subway beneath the historic
graveyard, some of the stones were re
moved temporarily and others were
covered with wooden frames to save
them from Injury by the subway labor
ers. That part of the subway work
has been completed and the grave
stones have been replaced, and new
grass has been planted over the
In the last row Is a plain white
stone upon which may faintly be
traced the name "George I. Eacker."
A few years ago the date, 1804, could
be discerned, but it is now illegible.
The stone has long ceased to attract
attention, and it would doubtless sur
prise most of the visitors to St. Paul's
to learn that the white sandstone slab
marks the burial place of .the young
man who killed the eldest son of Alex
ander Hamilton in a duel three years
before General Hamilton was killed in
his duel with Aaron Burr.
Hamilton Received Fatal Wound.
Philip Hamilton was not quite twen-
cy years old when he crossed the ferry
to the dueling ground at Weehawken
to face Eacker, one of the young law
yers of the time who was attached to
the political party of which Aaron
Burr was the acknowledged leader.
The meeting took place on Monday
afternoon, November 23, 1801. David
S. Jones was one of Hamilton's sec-
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onds and Thomas Apthorpe Cooper,
one of the popular actors of his day,
According to the best accounts of
the affair, Hamilton had told his sec
onds that he intended to reserve his
Bre until Eacker had fired, and that
then he proposed to discharge his pis
tol Into the air. As the two young
men faced each other there was a
brief pause, then Eacker, it is said,
leveled his pistol with accuracy, and.
firing, Bhot Hamilton in the right side.
Hamilton's pistol was discharged at
the same time, but it did no damage.
The wounded youth was brought back
to this city and died the next day.
The duel aroused great excitement
and the newspapers devoted far more
attention to it than was customary
for those affairs of honor at the time.
One of the papers did not hesitate to
call it murder, in this paragraph,
which was published on the afternoon
of November 24:
"Died This morning. , in the twen
tieth year of his age, Philip Hamilton,
eldest son of General Hamilton, mur
dered In a duel."
The cause of the duel, as it appears
in the light of the present day, seems
trivial. At the Fourth of July celebra
tion of 1801, George Eacker delivered
an address which by his partisans
was received with great praise He
criticised the federalist, which an
gered the party favorable to Hamilton,
A few days before the duel. Philip
Hamilton, with a friend named Prlc-.
occupied the same box at the old Park
theater on Park Row, with Eacker
and some of Eacker's friends.
The Park theater was nearly in the
middle of the block between Ann and
Beekman streets, a little above the
present Park Row building. Hamilton
and Price Indulged In some laughing
remarks about Eacker's speech. The
latter, overhearing the conversation,
aBked Hamilton to step into the lob
by. Price followed. There was a
slight altercation, ending by Eacker's
using the word "rascals." According
to the dueling code, that demanded
satisfaction. After the performance,
the three men repaired to a nearby
tavern and when Eacker was aBked
for whom he meant the epithet he re
plied. "For both." He then left, say
ing: "I shall expect to hear from
Challenges were Issued the next
day, that of Price being accepted first.
Eacker and Price met at Weehawken
on Sunday, November 22, and after
exchanging four shots without Injury,
the seconds stopped the duel. Hamil
ton's challenge was then accepted aft
er the duel.
"Reflection on this horrid custom
must occur to every man of human
ity," said one of the newspapers, "but
the voice of an individual or of the
press must be Ineffectual without ad
ditional strong and pointed legislative
interference. Fashion has placed it
upon a footing which nothing short of
this can control.
Father Fell In Combat Later.
Young Hamilton had been gradu
ated from Columbia college the year
before and was preparing for a legal
career. Mr. Eacker apparently Buf
fered no Inconvenience as a result of
the duel, but he did not long survive,
for he died of consumption in 1804
He is the only person of that name
appearing In the city directories of
1801 to 1804, in which he was listed
as a "counselor at law at 60 Wall
A little less than three years after
the death of Mb Bon, Alexander Ham
ilton was killed in the duel with
Aaron Burr on July 11, 1804, and that
did more than anything else to turn
public opinion against the custom
The old dueling ground 1b now obliter
ated. The tracks of the West Shore
railroad wiped out every evidence of
the bloody Held years ago, but a little
monument to Hamilton commemora
tive of the spot and the fatal event
now stands on the Heights of Wee
hawken, almost above the exact spot,
which was close to the river bank
Upon the pedestal of the monument
Is a large red sandstone boulder, upon
which, it is said, Hamilton rested his
head, after he was shot.
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MAKES A GOOD, PLAIN CAKE
Delicacy That May Be Baked In a
Great Number of ways, as
One May Desire.
I remember reading an article many
years ago in which cake was designat
ed as the "rose'of cookery;" the term
seemed to suit the dainty process ot
combining all the delicate ingredients
that go to the making of a toothsome,
dainty, beautiful, fragrant cake so well
that I have always remembered it, re
marks a writer in the Pittsburgh Dis
patch. Here Is a very good rule for a plain,
though excellent cake. It may be
baked in all sorts of ways, as you will
One generous tablespoonful of but
ter, one cupful ot sugar, one and a
half cupfuls of flour, half a cupful ot
milk, two eggs, a pinch of salt and a
level teaspoon ful of baking powder.
Stir the butter, sugar and eggs to
gether, beating them hard. Then add
the flour, in which the baking powder
has been mixed and sifted twice.
Add the milk by degrees, beat thor
oughly and bake in a moderate oven.
I have not mentioned the flavoring,
because there is where the variety
comes In. Flavored with vanilla, rose
or lemon extract and baked in a loaf
and iced, this is a very nice cake for
ordinary purposes. Or it may be baked
as a layer cake, with chocolate, car
amel, lemon, jelly or other filling be
tween the layers.
Often I bake it in four very thin
layers and put it together with very
tart Jelly, making a real old-fashioned
By leaving out a tablespoonful of
flour and adding grated chocolate, a
very nice chocolate cake results, and
this may be baked in layers and put
together with a chocolate filling; a
very good imitation of the more ex
pensive devil's food. Grated cocoanut
or chopped nut meats will make a
pleasant addition, or raisins, currants
and spices will give you a delicious
brown loaf of simple fruit cake.
Orange peel grated Into the batter
makes a very nice flavor; then I
would advise Icing the top with an
orange icing, but do not put any of
the Juice in the cake for it will "kill"
the effects of the baking powder.
This same recipe may be baked In
gem pans and served hot for luncheon.
or the little cakes may be iced and
set away for Sunday night supper.
A portion of the batter might be
flavored with chocolate for variety
and the chocolate cakes covered with
a chocolate Icing.
MILK USEFUL IN MANY WAYS
As a Cleansing Agent It Is Frequent
ly Better Than Anything That
Can Be Employed.
Use milk on patent leather to pol
ish, clean and brighten it. Nothing
else gives it such luster and softness,
Use milk to clean piano keys. It
removes all dust and grime and does
not mar their ivory smoothness.
Use milk to remove ink spots. Wet
the ink spot with the milk and keep
It wet until the spot disappears. Then
wash the spotted fabric in cold before
washing It in warm water. Do not
allow the milk to dry keep adding
more to keep it damp. The dried
milk sometimes makes a yellow stain
that is troublesome to remove.
Use milk to restore the surface of
oilcloth and linoleum. Dip a flannel in
the milk, and rub the oilcloth or lino
leum thoroughly with it. Then rub
again with a dry flannel.
Use sour milk for removing freck
les. It is the lactic acid in milk that
is effective in removing the freckles.
Use milk in starch to give it a
gloss. Add a few tablespoonfuls to
a panful of starch.
Half a pint of granulated sugar,
moisten thoroughly with water suf
ficient to dissolve it when heated. Boil
until it threads from the spoon, stir
ring often. While tha sugar is boiling
beat white of one eggtill firm. When
thoroughly beaten turn Into a deep
dish, and when the sugar ISi boiled
pour the white, beating together rapid
ly until of the right consistency to
spread on the cake. Add flavoring if
liked. This is uough icing for one
loaf of cake.
To Freshen Stale Vegetables.
When your vegetables become wilt
ed and stale before you have an oppor
tunity to use them, place them for an
hour or so in a gallon of water to
which a teaspoonful of soda has been
added. They will then be just as crisp
and fresh as when gathered from the
Take one tablespoonful each ot
chopped onion, parsley, flour and Par
mesan cheese, a little salt, pepper and
ground mace. Spread this between two
slices of freshly fried veal steak, leave
for a few hours, then stew this meat
sandwich in same pan veal was fried
in, adding a little hot water or stock
and butter. Serve hot
Cut slices of bacon one-half Inch
thick, pour boiling water over It and
let stand Ave minutes; put the slices
in the frying pan and sprinkle Indian
meal lightly over them. Cook over a
rather hot fire until crisp and brown.
Serve on a warm dish.
To Prevent Spatters of Fat
To prevent lard or butter from Bpat-
tering when eggs or potatoes are
dropped In to fry, sift a little bit ot
flonr In the fat Just before putting It
on the stove.
MAKING LIVER TASTY
PROPERLY COOKED, MEAT 18 DE
LICIOUS, AND CHEAP.
How to Prepare It With Its Tradition-
al Accompaniment, Bacon Ex
cellent When Baked Two
Kinds of Gravy.
Liver is savory and it 1b not heavy-
two points most decidedly in Its favor
at this season.
There are many ways of cooking
liver and for that reason it might very,
well make its appearance on- our tablesi
more often than it does simply fried
and served with bacon.
Moreover, there are two good kinds
of liver: Calf's liver and lamb's liver.
And the lamb's liver, although much
cheaper than the other kind, is de
licious when properly cooked. So,;
when the price of calf's liver is pro
hibitive or when it is not to be had
even for a price, try lamb's liver for a
To begin with, the best way to cooit
liver and bacon is to wipe off the.
slices of liver with a damp cloth and
then to drop them, with two slices ofi
lean bacon to every one of liver, into
smoking hot fat In a deep kettle. Let
them brown like crullers, remove
them for a moment to a piece of
brown paper, then put them on a hot
platter (liver and bacon together),
sprinkle with salt and pepper and
serve. If a gravy is desired, spread
a little melted butter sauce, well sea
soned, with the liver.
Another way of preparing liver is to
brown slices of it in a skillet and, as
soon as they are browned on both
sides, to remove them to a baking pan,
dredging each slice with flour and
sprinkling with salt and pepper. Cover
the pan and bake for three-quarters of
To prepare liver with cream gravy,
slice the liver a third of an inch
thick, drop for a second into boiling
water and slash the edges of each
slice a few times to keep them from
curling. Then brown in hot fat in a
skillet. Remove the slices of liver to
a saucepan and cook till yellow a
sliced onion in the fat and then add
it to the liver with enough cream to
cover. Simmer for ten minutes, cov
ered, and then serve, seasoned with
pepper and salt.
Another way to cook liver with
bacon is to soak the Blices for 20 min
utes, then to dry them and roll them
in flour, and then to brown them in
the fat In which slices of bacon have
been cooked crisp. Then pour oft most .
of the fat, add hot water and flour to
the rest and pour over the liver for
Baked liver is good. To prepare it
have a pound and a half of liver in
one piece. Wipe it with a damp cloth
and trim it neatly and then put in
some strips of salt pork with a larding
needle across the top. Bake In a hot
oven for half an hour, basting often,
and serve with a brown gravy made in '
the baking pan.
Still another method is to add a lit
tle lemon Juice to the liver gravy.
This gives it a piquant flavor that is
decidedly tempting. The lemon is
added to the fat, after most of it is
poured away, and then flour and but
ter rolled together are added, and then
enough water to make gravy of the
Killarney Salt Cod.
Soak one pound of salt cod in water
to cover four or five hours, peel and
slice about one-fourth inch thick eight
or nine potatoes (according to size of
family). Try out four or five strips of
salt pork, peel and slice a few onions
and fry in pork fat, but do not brown.
Cook potatoes and salt cod separately,
straining the water off the fish twice.
On your onions dredge about two table
spoonfuls of flour, stirring briskly, a
little salt and pepper and the water
directly oft the fish, till of the right
consistency;.' then add one teaspoon
ful of table sauce and let cook one
minute. In tWraeantime place your'
potatoes and fish . on a platter and
pour onions and gravy over all. This
is very tasty. k.
Fish au Vlnalgre.
Boil shad, mackerel or white fish in
salted water. When cooked, put on
dish, pour over it two cupfuls of vlrie
gar while the fish is hot. When it is
cold, pour the vinegar into a bowl, add
to it two teaspoonfuls of tomato
catchup, two tablespoonfuls Worces
tershire sauce, and salt and pepper to
taste. Pour all of this upon the fish.
When ready to serve, chop fine two
hard-cooked eggs, one small onion, two
tablespoonfuls each of parsley and
celery, one boiled beet, and spread this
mixture over the fish.
Potted Minced Lamb.
Grind enough cold roast lamb to
fill three cups; cook well six or seven
sticks ot macaroni; put one cupful
cold stewed tomatoes in buttered bak
ing dish, add minced lamb and maca
roni, pepper, salt and three table
spoonfuls of gravy. Cover with crumbs
and bits of butter and bake.
Cook two pounds lamb in cold water
until tender. Remove meat and re
serve one-half cupful of the broth to
be used in making bechamel sauce.
Then add an onion, carrots, barley,
thickening and seasoning to taste.
New Us for Parsley.
It when making soups or stews you
find the flavor of some one vegetable
too strong, you can neutralize It by
adding a sprig or two of parsley.