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About The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930 | View Entire Issue (June 23, 1916)
COUNTRY OF DISTRESS
First Aid to a
Can Any Man of Thirty-Five Be
Heart Whole and Fancy Free?
By LAURA JEAN LIBBEY
ARMENIA HA3 BEEN A SUFFERER
FOR MANY CENTURIE8.
Do you dream nometlmes, with a sudden
Of ono whono pulsfl fltlr
At llioimlit of you und your brave, Btronn
To Mens and comfort hnr?
Oh. life of my soul, It Is bettor to know
There Is one In thin wide, wide world,
No mutter how fur or how free wo nmy
Or wlmt fable we .may have been told,
tTluit bRlimgs to us, as the earth to the
Or the spirit to On.l who gave!
And this Is us certain that we are one
As life and death und the grave.
I do not fool certain that the man
who Is old enough to have expe
rienced the tender passion, yet who
is hoart-wholo and fancy-free, Is en
tirely happy or sat-
I laded. It 1b not
natural for a man
to go through life
holding aloof from
Every man has
j a reverent, tender
1 yearning for wom
1 ship, whothcr he
admits it or not.
It was implanted
In his nature with
mother love at
birth. Early mar
riages for young
men should not be
frowned down be-
j causo of the belief
he would make a
wisor choice later on. If he tarries
too long under the banner of single
blessedness, he will be more than apt
to think he is exercising wisdom by
not marrying at all.
A remarkable spocimen of manhood
is he who has reached 35 without one
heart affair at least. If a man, who
I Mother's Cook Book j
Oxtail Stew With Carrots.
Take two jointed oxtails, one quart
of sliced carrots and two onions.
Brown the meat and onions. Cover
with boiling water, add carrots, season
well and cook slowly two hours. Thick
en the gravy with browned (lour.
Beef Chop Suey. '
Take 2V4 pounds of chopped beef
from the round, two small onions, fine
ly minced, three-quarters of a quart of
tomatoes, one tablospoonful of chopped
suet and a quarter of a pound of mac
aroni, cooked. Blend woll together
and bake In the oven 45 minutes.
Beef With String Beans.
Take one and a half pounds of the
neck of beef, one onion, one bayloaf
and two quarts of Btring beans, broken
small. Cook until the beans are tender.
Thicken the gravy with two table
spoonfuls of flour, add a tablespoonful
of sugar and two tablespoonfuls of
Stuffed Hamburger Steaks.
Put through the moat chopper one
pound of round steak, season with salt,
pepper, onion and add an egg. Ilavo
ready a bread dressing as for poultry.
Grease gem pans, add a layor of the
haniburgor, then a layer of dressing
and last a layer of hamlmrgor. Bako
in the oven and when done turn out on
small plateB and garnish with parsley.
Beef en Casserole.
Take a pound and a half of beef
from tho rock, cut in inch pieces and
brown in a little hot fat. Line a cas
serole with six potatoes cut In cubes.
arrange the meat In the center with
two chopped onions and two carrots
also chopped. Add a quart of boiling
water and cook in the ovon for three
! Pork Chops.
The ordinary way of pan broiling
pork chops If well cooked leaves them
dry and tasteless, place the chops in
tho pan, add. Just enough water to
cover the bottom of the pan, and par
boll them without covering. When the
water has boiled away the chops will
begin to brown and will be juicy and
Here and There.
John H. Bobbltt of Greenshurg, Ind.,
has in his possession the first dollar
he ever earned, which was 64 years
One hundred and fifty hosiery and
knit-goods mills In Philadelphia pro
duce 115,000,000 worth of material an
nually. Minneapolis has a school where
boys are taught to bako cakes, pies
and bread, and to become accom
plished In various other domestic
The czar of Russia's winter palace at
Petrograd is probably the most won
derful royal residence In the world.
Many of its rooms, of which there are
over 700, are of enormous size. The
most valuable collection of chlua
known is also kept In tho palace,
Detroit aldormen have found thut
one of the city pre "nets is entirely
uninhabited. This o.ectnct, the Thir
teenth of the Twelfth ward, was laid
out recently after the enlarging of the
city limits, and so far as ii known
Uer li no one living there.
had gone gayly through the world to
that age told me calmly, unblushlngly
that his heart had never yet thrilled
under a woman's smile, I would do
my best to keep from doubting him.
There are some things men never
will tell the exact truth about, and
their experience in romance is one
Unfortunate Is the man who belongs
to nobody and has nobody who loves
him and belongs to him only. A man
may enjoy being a rover at home
wherever he may happen to hang up
his hat yet he has the feeling of
always being a stranger, that there
is no one to miss him when he goes,
no one who would be happy were he
to stay. If he is 111 or weighed down
by grief or care there is no loving
companion, no second self, to whisper
his hopes or fears to; no one who
cares whether he succeeds In life or
staggers along undor his heavy load
and falls; no one who cares whether
he has a warm bed or sleeps out under
the cold, white light of the stars.
Parents must go from a man in the
course of time. Brothers and sisters
drift the whole wide world apart,
finding other heart ties, friendships
run their lengths and lapse, but the
wife of his bosom keeps close by his
side to the very end. The older he
grows the more Indispensable she be
comes to him.
The -man of middle age pays him
self a doubtful compliment In declar
ing himself heart-whole and fancy
free. Should this actually be the case
he should hasten to repair the dam
age at the earliest possible day. He
should not be wiser than he who has
said; "It Is not well for man to live
A Pretty Neckpiece
A very pretty neckpiece is
fashioned of a wide, soft faille
ribbon, edged with a fringe of
ostrich fronds curled a little.
This is worn rather tightly
about the neck and fastened with
a large, flat folded shaped pump
bow, outlined by the same feath-
;i tho back, the side, or where-
: over it may be most becoming.
For laces put a tube of paint into
gasoline and stir until dissolved, then
test the shade by dipping in a sam
ple. If too dark, add more gasoline,
but if the shade Is too light, put In
more paint. Dip the lace up and down
until the tint is obtained, then shake
the lace out and let It dry. Press on
the wrong side with a warm flatlron.
Pull gently, but do not wash first. Os
trich feathers, quills, wings and faded
artificial flowers respond to the same
treatment. Goods not touching water
are almost like new again. Ceylon tea
will give lace a pretty cream tint.
HE WAS PREPARED
Couldn't Lose 'Em,
Mrs. Nnggs I understand yourhus.
bond is unable to meet his creditors.
Mrs. Waggs Don't you believe it
He meets then much oftener than h
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Russian, Persian and Turkish Flags
Float Over the Land Possibility
That Liberty May Result From
the European War.
The lesser nations have come Into
prominence during the war because of
the efforts of patriotic committees to
revive ancient governments. The Bal
kan states and Poland and Lithuania
are examples. Of late there have been
numerous renorts of distress In Arinn.
nla, due to the conflict of Kusslan and
Turkish arms. Months ago voices
were raised In England on its behalf
when It was seen that Russia, Eng
land and France were to be banded to
gether against the Germanic-Turkish
powers. Now comes the demand that
the aspirations of Armenia be recog
nized, that the Christian people who
for generations have suffered persecu
tion be permitted to order their own
affairs, and to take up the self-government
which they lost many years ago.
Armenia, like Poland, HeB today in
three parts. A portion is under the
Russian flag and a portion nominally
under Persia. But the greater part
is in subjection to Turkey. In Russian
Armenia there are about a million na
tionals; in Persia, 150,000, and in Turk
teh Armenia, 1,500,000. Religion, caste
and business, with the Influence of In
ternational politics, have been the
causes of much misery. The Christian
faiths ane split. There are Gregori
ans, Roman Catholics and Protestants.
The lot of all Christian Armenians
and this includes the vast majority
has been especially hard in Turkish
Armenia, where there are 4,500,000
Moslems. Armenia lies south of the
Caucasus and the Black sea. Ancient
ly It waa a kingdom, enjoying a high
degree of culture many centuries be
fore the Christian era. Later it was
under the dominion of the Medes and
Persians. The Hebrews, in their wan
dorlngs, came Into contact with the
Armenians. In the mightiest days of
the Roman empire, Armenia experi
enced at first subjection and then a
degree of protection to which its later
lot stood In grim contrast.
Early In the sixteenth century Ar
menia's partition became definite. That
period marked the military riBe of the
Moslem. From the introduction of
Christianity the conflict between Mus
sulmans and Christians was assured,
and was the forerunner of the dreadful
massacres of the nineties. The mod
ern "Armenian question" appeared
arter the signing of the treaty of San
Stefano, which was to the Armenians
less than a "scrap of paper." Turkish
assurances of reforms, as given to the
powers, were never carried out. Per.
secutions increased. Russia was only
little better than Turkey. The vicious
elements of the Mofdem nnniilnMnn
were stirred, purposely, it seemed, and
tne massacres of recent history fol
lowed. France undertook the protec
tion of Roman Catholics, and Russia
attempted a like service for Greek
Catholics, and the fury of the mob fell
on the Protestants and Gregorians.
Great Britain and the United States,
the latter to a less extent, interested
themselves, but the anathv of the Kn-
ropean powers In general prevented
immediate reform. Armenian massa
cres have continued, and up to the
time the present war began revolution
ary movements were developed for re
lief from Turkey. The time is espe
cially favorable for the prosecution of
Dead Man Drives Horses.
While John G. Gerrltsen sat dead
but bolt upright on the wagon seat,
the lax reins hanging between hia
stiffening fingers, his team of horses
traveled Bafely for more than two
miles the winding valley road at the
foot of Garret mountain from Lodi to
Richfield, N. J.
Gerritsen, sixty-seven years old of
341 Passalo avenue, Lodi, was one of
the largest contractors in that vicin
ity some years ago. He started to
drive from his home to the Marley
stone quarry at Richfield. Often his
team has passed over the road to the
quarry. At the familiar end of the
Journey the horses Btopped.
Men at the quarry Baw Gerrltsen
seated on the box, silent, motionless.
Was he asleep? They spoke to him,
they Bhook him, they lifted him from
the wagon. County Physician Arm
strong said heart failure had been fa
tal to Gerritsen halt an hour before
the horses drew up at the quarry.
Floating Base for Submarines.
The South American country of Bra
zll may soon possess an innovation for
submarine warfare In the form of a
floating submarine base capable of
taking care of six submerslbles of the
400-ton type. It will be provided with
the necessary auxiliary equipage for
charging the accumulators and air res
ervoirs of the underwater craft
The floating base, or tender, will be
326 feet long, 51-foot beam, and will
have a draft of 13 feet. Sixty-six hun
dred horse power will be developed by
two six-cylinder Diesel engines, of tho
two-cycle single-acting type.
An Italian company at Spozia is
building the craft for early delivery to
Brazil, if It is not taken over by tho
As good a way as any to catch seven
million gnats and other small insects.
Including a few mosquitoes, Is to paint
your house. Any color will do. but
better results Beem to be obtained
wita some light color. Toledo Blade.
ON THE "DESERT PLATEAU
rr HE SHRILL whlstlo of the en-
gine at the power plant at Ele
phant, Now Mexico, echoed and
re-echoed down the canyon on
a recent afternoon at four o'clock.
While the same whistle had made
similar music innumerable times be
fore during the last five years, Its toot
ing that day had peculiar significance.
It gave vociferous and prolonged no
tice that the last bucket of cement had
just been placed In Its proper niche in
the parapet wall and the greatest
storage dam In the world had been
In two important essentials the Ele
phant Butte dam ranks all other con
crete masonry storage dams of the
American reclamation service, viz.,
cubical contents and capacity of res
ervoir. In the latter particular It ranks
every other irrigation dam in the
world. When the floods of the Rio
Grande begin to drip over the spill
ways, the Elephant Butte reservoir
will contain two-thirds more water
than the combined storage of all the
reservoirs for Boston and New York.
There will be more water by one-third
than is impounded by the $19,000,000
Assuan dam in Egypt. Spread out,
the Elephant Butte storage would
cover Delaware more than two feet
deep. Confined in a pipe four feet in
diameter, it would encircle the globe
seventy times. Expressed in layman's
measure, it will hold 865 billion gal
lons. The material in the dam if placed on
a city lot 25 by 125 would make a
solid block of concrete lacking only
50 feet of being a mile high. Its
weight is more than 1,100,000 tons.
Transported by rail, it would require
22,906 of the largest freight cars or a
train 217 miles long.
In the dam are twelve openings or
passages, six for future power devel
opment, four for delivery cr irrigation
water, and two for sluicing purposes.
Reclaiming an Empire.
The Elephant Butte dam, while the
largest, Is only one of the numerous
structures contemplated for the recla
mation of the fertile .empire which
lies below it in New Mexico and Texas.
Ora McDermith, the Irrigation man
ager, thus tells about it:
"The Rio Grande project lies In the
valley of the Rio Grande between Saa
Marcial, New Mexico and Fabens,
Tex. The project as proposed is for
the irrigation of 160,000 acres of the
rich valley lands both in New Mexico
and Texas, and, by the convention be
tween the United States and Mexico
signed May 21, 1906, about 20,000
acres will be irrigated in the republic
"The source of water supply is the
Rio Grande, which is a stream of ex
treme fluctuations, varying from no
flow to a flow of over 30,000 cubic
feet per second. It is necessary, there
fore, in the efficient development of
the project, to provide storage reser
voirs and diversion dams for the regu
lation of the flow. The plans as de
veloped consist of one large storage
reservoir and at least four separate
diverslou and irrigation systems. The
four systems are necessary on account
of the topography of the irrigable
lands which lie in four distinct val
leys, the Palmos, the Rincon, the
Mesilla and the El Paoo vdilejs. Be
tween these valleys the river flows
through comparatively narrow gorges.
Three of the diversion dams l.ave
been built and are now In use. Tliey
are the Leasburg diversion dam, tho
Mesilla diversion dam and the Mexi
can diversion dam. The Ler.stmre'
diversion dam is located at the head
of the Mesilla valley iu Now Mexico
one mile north of the site of old Fort
Selden, and diverts water for uss on
the upper part cf toe MesiUa valley.
This dam was the first work construct
ed by the reclamation service on the
Rio Grande project. The Mesilla diver
sion dam is located near Mesilla Park,
New Mexico, about the middle of the
Mesilla valley, and furnishes water to
lands on both sides of the river in
the lower part of the Mesilla valley.
This dam has just been completed.
The Mexican dam is located at the
upper end of the El Paso valley just
above the city of El Paso, Tex. This
dam was constructed a number of
years ago by the Mexicans and serves
to divert water both to the lands on
the American side in the El Paso val
ley and to lands under the Acequla
Madre on the Mexican side. From
these diversion dams several canal
systems are built.
Aborigines Used Irrigation.
"Before the middle of the sixteenth
century the Spanish explorers entered
the valley of the Rio Grande and foetid
in these valley Pueblo Indians cultivat
ing the land and irrigating it by means
of acequias from the river, Borne of
which are still in use. How long
these Indiana had been on the ground
ia unknown, but even at that time
they were considered old inhabitants
and raised not only grain and fruits
but even flowers. The descendants of
these Indiana and the Spaniards have
continued to cultivate portions of
these valleys up to the present without
much change In methods.
"While the Spaniards first entered
the valley from Sonora and the Gulf
of California, the first attempts at
colonization were made from El Paso
as a base, the Spanish conquest of
Mexico having extended by that time
to the Rio Grande. In 1600, Paso del
Norte (now called Juarez) was an Im
portant town, and records are in exist
ence nearly three hundred years old
which refer to the Acequia Madre of
Paso del Norte as being then in use.
"The present acequias in the Mesilla
valley have been in use for about six
ty years, but there are evidences of
older canals that have been aban
Is an Extinct Volcano.
"The reclamation service began in
vestigations on the Rio Grande March
I, 1903, considering especially the dam
site at Elephant Butte. Elephant
Butte is an extinct volcano arising
from the east bank of the Rio Grande
to a height of five hundred feet above
the river and is so named on account
of the remarkable resemblance to
elephant's head. From this butte the
dam takes its name.
"In August, 1903, a topographic sur
vey was begun at Selden and extended
down the river, covering the irrigable
area in the Mesilla valley to El Paso.
In 1904 these Burveys were extended
to cover the El Paso valley to a dis
tance of forty miles below El Paso.
Borings were also made at the same
time on the site of the Leasburg dam
to determine the character of the ma
terial. "As a result of the surveys and in
vestigations in 1903 and 1904 at the
Elephant Butte site, it was decided
upon as being superior to any other
site on tho river for the storago of
water for both the Mesilla and the El
"Under the reclamation act, the cost
of the project is to be repaid to the
United States by the water users bene
fited, brt in this case it was evident
that the American water users should
not be required to pay for that portion
of the project constructed to satisfy
the obligations of the' United States
in surpiylr.f vater to Mexico. Ac
cordingly, in iso7 congress appropriat
ed $!.000.C')O to bo exnended under
1 th3 direction of the secrttaiy of tht
'. interior toward the construction ol
: tho Elephant Butte dam."
FOR THE APPETITE
Don't Experiment Get
A Family Remedy for 63 Years
Patriotism rarely consists of voting
a straight ticket.
There is also the sort of morality
that is due to cold feet.
Most men are busy enough not to
want to serve on a jury.
When a man says plain talk he
means unpleasant talk.
A friend is a useful institution if
you don't use him too much.
Sometimes a line of hot air is digni
fied by calling it a propaganda.
It seems impossible for one to do
his duty and keep off everybody's toes.
While one is paying interest he
shouldn't lead too many reform move
ments. Complications sometimes represent
that part of an illness the doctors fail
It wasn't a lack of raw material
which eliminated the shell game as a
Bide line of the clrcus.-Atchison Globe.
A Brief Courtship.
The cook who had given so much
satisfaction, unexpectedly gave notice.
"Whatever for?" inquired her mis
tress. "Do you want more wages, or
isn't the food good enough?"
"Oh, no, mum, it's not that, but
but I'm going to be married."
"Married? Why, I didn't know you
were being courted."
"Oh, it hasn't been long, mum. D'ye
recollect me having a holiday a short
time back to go to a funeral?"
"Yes quite well."
"Well, mum, it begun there. I'm
going to marry the corpse's husband.
He said that day as how I was the
life of the party!"
At a certain, church In the Jersey
town it is the invariable custom of tho
clergyman to kiss the bride after the
ceremony. A young woman who was
about to be married in this church did
not relish the prospect and instructed
her prospective husband to tell the
clergyman that she did not wish him
to kiss her. The bridegroom obeyed
the instructions given.
"Well, Harry," said the young wom
an when he appeared, "did you tell
the minister that I did not wish him
to kiss me?"
"And what did he say?"
"He said that, in that case, he would
charge only half the usual fee."
Mra.SheIdon Spent $1900 for
Treatment Without Bene
fit. Finally Made Well by
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Englewood, 111. -"While going
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so much I did not
know what I waa
doing at times. I
spent $1900 on doc
tors and not one did
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day a lady called at
my nouse and said
she had been ar aiVIr
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Compound made her well.so I took it and
now I am just as well as I ever was. I
cannot understand why women don't
scs how much pain and suffering they
would escape by taking your medicine.
I cannot praise it enough for it saved
my hfo and kept me from the Insane
Hospital -Mrs. E. Sheldon, 6C67 S.
Halsted St, Englewood, 111.
Physicians undoubtedly did their best,
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do no more, but often the most scientific
treatment is surpassed by the medicinal
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