The Yamhill County reporter. (McMinnville, Or.) 1886-1904, April 08, 1898, Image 6

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and all excitement, they listen as the
lieutenant’s voice calls out clear:
3 “Five thousand four hundred meters;
' » five thousand two hundred meters; five
thousand----- ”
The Battle Begins.
knowing how to lift our hearts up and
give them help unto those who are in
EGIN as early as Thursday, need. It Is a good fight—this one
when you can clean and clear up against allowing one’s self to be sub­
the pantry. Give the beds an ex­ merged in personal griefs—It Is a good
tra airing; peep into the cellar and fight,
ev­ and out of It you can come con­
ery other nook or corner, and determine queror If you will. Do you Intend to
that you really will cease from your give up the fight and fall by the way­
usual labors on Sunday after this. Fri­ side overcome by a heavy heart, or to
day Is generally acknowledged to be go along through life as a brave wo­
the regular day for sweeping, dusting, man should? You must decide this
general cleaning and straightening up early in your life.”
all about the bouse. Saturday morning
Beautiful Hungarian.
Is left for kitchen cleaning und Sunday
Hungary, famed for the beauty and
To economize In time and other mat­ wit of its women, has none more charm­
ters, a good-sized piece of meat to roast ing than Baroness Daniel, the most
or boil can be cooked for Saturday din­ popular of her countrywomen, the lead­
ner; and any neat, smart woman can so er of Hungarian fashion and a power in
prune, and at the same time keep In­ the kingdom’s politics. She Is the wife
tact, such piece of meat that It will of the minister of commerce, and
seem as though first cut when served
the next day. If a fowl Is ordered. It
can be dressed and cooked on Satur­
day and set aside till wanted for Sun­
day dinner. A pan of escollo;»ed pota­
toes can be prepared Saturday morn­
ing, or a pot of beans can be baked by
Saturday night. Either may be heated
quickly next day, and will be found as
good as if freshly done. Cold mashed
potatoes are as fine as when first, cook­
ed, If they are thoroughly heated
through and stirred briskly just before
Then conventional cookies,
cake, pie, pudding or whatnot for Sun­
day dessert on this occasion I would
scorn. If too good to keep good over
one day, which cannot be done with
some good victuals, with good bread
and butter, gravy with the meat If
liked, vegetables quickly warmed or
served cold, pickle and fruit, you will
have not only a good dinner, but a
pleasurable meal, as you eat in rest,
husband wields great In­
joy and peace on this
fluence In public affairs. She is at the
Pay of all the week the liest,
head of almost every charitable insti­
Emblem of eternal rest;
tution, and there is no movement of
but which with most mothers who do any public Importance In which she
their own housework is in reality the does not take part. On the occasion of
hardest and most tiring day of the the visit of the German emperor to
week. Where there are several small Budapest her excellency did the hon­
children In the family, one or two of ors of the Park Club, which was visited
them can have the weekly bath as early by his Imperial majesty, who on taking
as Friday evening, the others as early
leave of the baroness complimented her
as may be Saturday, and yourself on by kissing her hand In accordance with
the custom prevalent In Hungary.
That mother who finds herself nnd
household ready for Sunday will not
The O1<1 Dress.
fall to enjoy ami use rightly the Sab­ What shall we do with the poor old dress.
Fit to be cast aside
bath. Being prepared, there Is time,
and strong inclination, partly because Long ere out of life's stonn and stress
Its busy owner died?
there Is time, to show real mother-love.
She has one opportunity each week to
Not worth remaking, and room is scarce.
make her love appear tangible to the
And to leave it hung in its place
children.—I Iousekeeper.
Means sudden pangs of a scarce-healed
Able Girl Violinist.
The latest American triumph In Lon­
don Is that of Miss Leonora Jackson,
the Boston girl who has astonlslied the
metropolis with her abilities as a violin­
ist. Born nineteen years ago, Miss
Jackson displayed as a child a remark­
able talent for music, nnd at 15 was
sent to Europe to study the violin with
While the boats are being taken care
of, other squads of men are removing
tlie stanchions, tlie running rails, the
skies of the bridge and everything that
can be put below tlie armored deck.
Down in the boiler rooms the tires are
already being spread, forced draughts
applied in order to have the greatest
amount of possible lower on hand
should It be required.
In the meantime the decks have been
sprinkled W’ith sand to prevent tlie
men from slipping as they run back
and forth, and at the call “to general
quarters” they jump to their assigned
places. The captain's position is in
the conning tower, from which place
he has electrical connection with every
part of his ship. From tlie interior of
tide turret he can watch every part of
tlie ship, and lias a view of the hori­
zon In all directions. The pressing of
a button regulates the sj>eed of the ves­
sel, another guides her course, a tlitnl
controls all the guns, directs the train­
ing of them and allows the captain to
Are one or all, In groups or one crush­
ing broadside.
While the men are awaiting the at­
tack in general quarters, down below,
the ship's doctor and his assistants are
also preparing for the struggle. As a
and chests of drugs and antiseptics.
The baymen, as the nurses on board
the ship are known, stand ready to
care for their comrades as they are
brought down on stretchers, torn and
mangled by shells and flying iron.
There, below the decks, ns uncon­
scious as the engineers and firemen
of the trend of the battle, must the sur­
geon and nurses work, their hands al­
ways steady, their nerves firm and with
no thought of anything but the work
before them. Not until the order of
And a lost beloved face.
“Cease firing” rings out under the vic­
torious flag above them, or they feel
Yet that dress was shabby that close be­
the list of the ship as it sinks, do they
know how the fight is going. And
Another of silk might hang,
If the ship Is struck they go down only
Ami it brushed its neighbor nestling there
with the consciousness of duty well
With never a grudging pang.
performed. Too often their bravery
For the heart that beat In the shabby
is lost sight of in the more pretentious
acts of others.
Loved the henrt in the silken dress.
With every man In place, every detail
And left it a lesson of lifelong love
looked after and a knowledge that noth­
And patient unselfishness.
ing save an accident can cause his plans
to miscarry, the captain stands on the
O silent witness of mother-love
bridge with glass In hand and watches
Till the warm heart fell asleep!
the approaching enemy. Above him on
Good enough for the mother's wear—
the fore military mast an officer Is sur-
Then good enough to keep!
| veylng the distance between the two
I vessels. As he makes his observations
Fold it away with reverent hands
And quiet and loving tenrs.
the result is called out by a lieutenant.
Tin n pray for the heart in the silken dress
By this time both vessels are In full
Through the motherless coming years!
view. If the day Is calm and the air
—Harper’s Bazar.
clear, the men on the one iron monster
splinters of wood that are thrown usual thing the sick bay, or ship’s hos­ can see the other, with its flags fly­
The Bathtub.
If a bathtub is zinc-lined, It enn be alxiut when a boat Is struck by a shot. pital, Is too small for use In a battle of ing from every point where they can be
made to look like a silver tub If rubbed Experience In the civil war taught tlie any length, and other quarters are pro­ attached. They can see the polished
vigorously with a cloth moistened by men that the wounds made by these vided, usually in one of the mess muzzles of the heavy rifles os they
kerosene. In fact a housekeeper would splinters were not only as dangerous cabins. Here the surgeons hurry with gleam In the sun, the glitter of the offi­
do well to see that such a tub gets a as those made by bullets, but far more their operating tables, their shining cers' buttons. With muscles strained,
tools, their baskets full of bandages their hearts thumping In their breasts
weekly rub of this kind all through the painful.
year. That distressing water mark
which occurs often In the tub of the
beat-regulated families needs to tie
watched, nnd It can surely lie avoided
by the weekly kerosene rub. If the
tub is marble, and has been discolored
by drippings from the faucet, scour it
with pulverized chalk, moistened with
ammonia. Another good way to dean
marble is to use a strong solution of
washing soda, into which a little whi­
ting has tsH*n dissolved. Cover the
marble with the mixture, nnd let It re­
main on for about an hour. The rub
It off, and iMillsh the marble with al­
Pr. Joachln at the Berlin llochschule.
She made such excellent use of her op­
portunities that she carried off the
Mendelssohn state prize In Berlin from
all the German comix'tltoni. In Octo­
ber, ISflit, Miss Jackson appeared on
the concert platform with the Berlin
Phllharmanlc Orchestra, the conductor
being l)r. Joachim, and has taken part
since then in concerts In various con­
Ignorant Spaniard* and Italians.
tinental towns, her playing having lxs*n
Italians and Spaniards are distin­
spoken of everywhere in laudatory
guished above all other women In Eu­
rope by reason of tla a- profound Ignor-
Emotional Women.
puce, due In the main to their Incurable
Emotional women, nnd such are the Indolence. They do not even possess
majority, who spent! their nervous the art of elegance of dress, and while
forces through the emotional nature, the fair Spaniard may lie said to excel
suffer physical prootratlon without any in the management of the fan and in
apparent cause. They are of the kind the wearing of the mantilla, her Italian
that lireok down without suspecting slater is without a single redeeming
what is the servt canker. One of the point, save her beauty. Perhaps the
new discoveries of hygiene Is the fact most accomplished woman in Eurofie,
that In the emotions we have within at any rate the most brilliant, 1» the
ourselves an effective means of suicide. Russian, who unties to her vlvadty of
If the emotions are not properly re­ temiierament a marvelous facility for
strained and regulated the body may the acquisition of foreign languages,
be slowly but surely worn out,
and a power of adaptability that la al­
together American. She picks up
When the Heart la Heavy.
knowledge quickly, and makes the most
•There Is always a remedy for a
of It.
henvy heart,” writes Ruth Ashmore In
School for Wlvea.
the Ladle«' Home Journal. “It may t>e
A certain enterprising woman here,
in work—it oftenest Is. It may be in
thinking out the joys that have been says a New York letter, has sent out
given to you, and the sorrows from ' prospect um* of a "school for wives."
which you have been saved. It may be : The art of hou»ek<>eplng and home­
In helping others by syni|>athy, or in i making are not to lie the only advan­
whatever way help la most needed. ! tages. Training for peculiar cases la
But the henvy losirt can always lie | to tie a feature. One Interesting Item
made light if self is forgotten, and tlie , bi the course laid down for girls who
needs of others are remembered. nnd, ■ Intend to marry poets and painters is,
as far as possible, relieved. Not one ’ "One imsil a <lay and one new gown
of us can learn to become light-hearted pw annum.”
tn a day, or n week, or a month, or a
The exact original habitat of the
year, for It is the lesson of life, this
FIGHTING craft, cleans! for
action, loses much of Its resem­
blance to the vessel as It lies In
a harbor on a mission of peace, says
the St. Louis Republic. The lines and
halyards which stretch In all direc­
tions disappear; the graceful davits go
below, tlie canvas awnings, the colls
of hawser, the ship's boats, and every
article useless in the fight are taken
below deck, to the designated place for
each. This action Is necessary In order
that tlie men may have plenty of room
to work, and it also lessens the dan­
ger, as, mayhap a shell which would
go clear of the ship strikes a steel line
or other light obstruction and falls up­
on deck, destroying many lives and
perhaps exploding a load of powder
which semis the vessel to the bottom.
At the signal to clear every man on
board runs to his post. Tho yardmen
handle the halyards, the canvasmen
look to the coverings and others to the
boats. If a ship is at anchor the lioats
are dropped over the side, after their
plugs are drawn, as It Is then possible
to raise them after the fight. If at sea
they are thrown over to take care of
themselves. Tills Is done for the rea­
son that men most fear amid a shower
of shot and shell the flying, jagged
horse la unknown.
The rest seems burl til In the great
silence as there Is a puff of white smoke
from the side of one of the great crafts
that seem so far away; there Is a
sound, like the rush of a great train,
that turns instantly into a roar, a hiss­
ing sound as a great ball of fire drops
Into the water a few hundred yards
away with a great splash and a muffled
explosion below the surface that semis
the sea s;>outlug up like a fantastic
The battle has begun. The steady
plomb, plomb of heavy guns, the sharp,
rapid, crocking shots of the quick fire
guns os they blaze out a stream of
death, tlie patter of Iron balls ngalnst
the steel plates of the ship, the louder,
tearing crash of heavy shots, the shouts
of officers, the rumble of trucks loaded
with projectlies over the deck, the
smoke and dust and noise, aye, and the
cry of comrades os they fall, torn and
bleeding. Such Is war!
After the first shot the Intensity of
suspense Is broken, the sight of the
mangled forms on deck Is blotted out
by smoke that stings the eyes until
they pain like balls of fire, and the men
fall Into their work like veterans. They
forget everything except the fight, and
It Is not until the engagement Is over
that they notice their bleeding wounds
and realize the terrible amount of eu-
ergy und force that has been expended.
While there have been but few bat­
tles since the introduction of the iron­
clad, enough Is known that the strain
on tlie men Is something awful. The
ceaseless din of heavy shot on the
heavier plates, the tremendous concus­
sions from the heavy guns cause hem­
orrhage, destroy the nerves and actual­
ly blister the flesh.
Men who have been In turrets and
taken no part in the conflict have come
out of the steel towers with their
clothes in shreds and so unnerved that
weeks of rest was necessary for re­
çu is-rat Ion.
The possibilities of naval warfare un­
der these conditions are a matter of
conjecture. Engagements will, of ne­
cessity, be short. Squadrons may be
destroyed In a day, whole cities laid
low’ by the tremendous force.
Spain's Sulwtitutes for Telephones.
In Spain, where the telephone is
largely used in place of the telegraph,
1 an ingenious application of the phono­
graph to record the telephonic mes­
sages has been made. The receiving
operator repeats the message Into a
phonograph, from which It can after­
ward be transcribed at leisure. This
saves tlie delay caused by writing the
message during Its reception and in­
sures greater accuracy, because the
repetition of the message for the pho­
nograph is heard simultaneously by the
original sender at the other end of the
Some people laugh as if it hurt them.