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Fealty to the Salvation Army
Always First to Capt. Mar
garet Hicks, Who Even Had
to Obtain Permission from
Her Commanding Officer Be
fore She Could See Her Hus
band-to-Be Alone During
Their Courting Days.
N EW YOiK.--There was an army
wedding right here in little old
New York the other night, with
beat of drums and martial music, uni
forms, and waving of flags.
Right down on Fourteenth street.
A real army wedding. Makes you
think of all sorts things, doesn't
it? Gold lace and dashing uniforms,
clink of swords and a military band
all the gayety and color of garrison
life--perhaps a little tightening of the
lips when the old sweet words are
"Until death do us part."
For that means a whole lot of things
when you're an army bride-when any
day may bring marching orders, a call
perhaps to a distant land, a day when
the little wife stands alone waving
goodby to a speeding train or vanish
Army brides must be bravehearted,
but this little brown-eyed one, Marga
ret Hicks, was a soldier, too, a cap
tain in the same army as her husband.
Here there is no separation. Shoulder
to shoulder they are to march through
life together, as sweetheart com
rades in the Salvation Army, writes
Isola Forrester in the New York World
It was a double vow they took to
gether promising loyalty to each oth
er and fealty to the Army. Promising
never to allow their love to interfere
with their work. Promising always to
regard their home in every way as a
Salvation Army Soldiers' or Officers'
't it asbA. -w g
sweetheart, Capt. George A. Jackson.
Just supposing, you boy or girl who ex
pect to stand one of these days beside
the one you love best, just supposing
you had to repeat these vows to be
faithful soldiers, continual comrades,
obedient to your commanding officer
first of all?
Supposing, like these two children
of the army, your parents had taken
you when you were wee kiddies, trot
ted you up to headquarters and dedi
cated you to the service of the Lord?
Supposing, before you could ever
see each other alone in the courting
days, permission must be given from
your commanding officer, leave of ab
hence to go a-wooing?
Then, when you had finally won her
eonsent, you must both ask for an
official engagement. Even your wed
ding day was set for you. You knew
that while love was to link your lives,
your duty as faithful soldiers must
always come first through life. You
knew that you must dedicate what
ever little ones came to bless the
union to the service of the army, just
as your father and mother dedicated
Ytu'd think that was a pretty hard
restraint to place on Cupid-to hand
him a blue uniform, and a drum slung
handily on one hip, with a War Cry
rolled under his arm. Maybe you
think he doesn't enjoy it? Then you
haven't been to an Army wedding.
You've never seen the little smiling
blue bonnet bride.
This one is brown-eyed and dark
haired, with a chin that points upward
and lips that can't help but smile.
She's barely up to Captain Jackson's
shoulder, but then, as she tells you,
he is really exceptionally tall. Only
for a minute did I see her to clasp her
hand and wish her joy, before she
was swept away to the wedding sup
per, but the big, blue-eyed soldier hus
band talked for her at headquarters
after the wedding.
"Yes, Mrs. Jackson is on duty, and
I'm awfully sorry you can't see her,
but I have to go without seeing her-4
myself. We've started a little home
over at East Orange, though, and hope
to settle down there for a little while
until marching orders come.
"You see, we don't mind Army life
because we've been in it ever since
we were born." He handled the " ttle
red morocco-bound Covenant Book of
the Army tenderly in his hands. "My
father is Cal. J. W. Jackson, superin
tendent of the Plainfield Industrial
home, and my wife's father was Col.
John Hicks, the first officer commis
sioned in the United States. We grew
up in Army life together over since
we were babies.
"When did we firt find out we loved
There was no evading the Issue or
smiling over it. It was a very wonder
ful and sacred subject to this earnest
eyed, blue-clad soldier, even if some
of the questions did send the color to
"You see, when you've only been
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Swearing in the Marriage Bower Never to Allow Their Love to Interfere
With Their Army Work.
married two weeks, it's not easy to
get down to facts on how it all hap
pened. I always cared most for the
captain, even when I was a boy. I
think we were pretty sure of ourselves
tive years ago, before she was sent
away to Moody's school up at North
field, Mass., to prepare for her Army
service. But we could not be officially
engaged until he were both in the reg
"I started active work myself in
New York five years ago, and did not
see much of her then, until I heard
she was to be sent down here for a
year at our training school next door.
She was under the command of Lieut.
Col. Bovill here, and Mrs. Iovill knew
how we hoped to be married after the
captain received her commission.
"She was not a captain then, of
course, but the next year she received
her commission, and was sent out to
the school that is run in connection
with our Children's home at Cherry
Tree farm, Spring Valley, N. Y. I
used to get leave of absence and run
up to see her there, and that was
our first real courtship."
Isn't that a lovely name for a tryst
ing place, Spring Valley, and Cherry
Tree farm? Somehow, looking up at
the radiance shining in the young cap
"tin' tae, you know that 91 the rig
'obofaf1 y life dan never take away
the joy and glamour of that summer
But how did they ever steal away
for a quiet walk together with over a
hundred little foundlings and orphans
and half-orphans running after "Cap
tain Margaret?" How did they find
time to plan their wedding and honey
moon? Not as all other sweethearts
of the world do, but always under
Army rules and regulations. Cupid
had to keep step to the tap of the
drum this time, with the drill ser
geant's eye on him all the time.
DOG'S SAGACITY WON
SAVED LIFE OF DRUMMER BOY IN
Intelligent Canine Quick to Realize
Peril and Give Aid to Unfortu
nato Who Had Almost
Given Up Hope,
Antonio Arrighi was an Italian
drummer boy in Garibaldi's army.
Captured in one of the battles, he
was sent to the "galleys"-the most
dreaded of punishments, for It meant
cruelly hard labor and Inhuman treat
ment. Antonio was fortunate enough
to escape after a while, and deter
mined to make his way to Leghorn,
where he hoped to get passage to
One of his thrilling adventures, and
how his life was saved by a shep
herd dog, is told by the Rev, J. G.
Stevenson in the Christian World.
"To reach Leghorn meant a journey
of over 200 miles, much of it across
terrible marshes. On the second day
cq his travels poor Antonio got into
a quagmire, and although he tried to
struggle out again, he sank gradually
until his knees were covered with
the terrible mud. This sinking took
quite a while, and all the time the
boy kept calling for aid. But in that
desolate place there was no one to
hear him, and slowly, very slowly in
deed, he sank deeper and deeper, un
til his hips were covered.
Dusk came on, and the poor lad
had given up all hope when a big
shepherd dog appeared on another
part of the marsh. The dog seemed
to know exactly how Antonio was
situated, and also he knew the
marsh, for on much firmer ground
he came quite near the boy. Of
course, Antonio coaxed him, for he
felt that if he could get hold of him
and pull, he might thus be able to
scramble out of the mire. The Intel
ligent dog knew how to take care of
himself, and had apparently helped
wayfarers before, for at every step
he would feel the ground carefully
with his paws, and when he found,
quite near to Antonio, a place where
the soil seemed solid, he gave a bark,
and then he lay down with his hind
Finally this fall there came the long
expected word from headquarters.
Capt. George A. Jackson and Capt.
Margaret Hicks were to be married
November 12 in Memorial hall, -New
The personal preparations of the
little bride were few-nothing ifnty
or lacy for her, but just the plain, dark
blue uniform, with its touches of red,
and one broad white silk sash from
shoulder to hip.
But there was a bower of autumn
leaves erected in the great hall for
these children of the Army to be mar
ried under, and vari-colored electric
lights shone from hollow bunches of
tinted glass grapes.
No "Lohengrin" wedding march
pealed from some hidden organ, but
there was a good old rousing martial
band tune with a tinkle of tambourines
behind it. And no smiling girl brides
maids came behind the little bride,
only Captain Jackson's sister, Lieut.
Mattie Jackson, as comrade attend
ant, and beside the bridegroom was
another Army comrade, Adjutant
Cooke. Lieutenant Colonel Parker
read the Army marriage service, with
Colonel McIntyre and Lieut t
Colonel Damon as rear guard..
And the words they
other bridal couples say. C
proud rose the soldier bo 's oL as
"I put this ring upon yo r finger as
a continual sign that we e married
under the solemn pledges 4ha* this
day given, to live for God ani fight
in the ranks of the Salvati n Amy."
Three volleys were fired t t last
word, volleys not of bull s, t of
"Argens" and "Hallelujahs. ere
was one more Hallelujah brie: the
Army, one more officer, who, the
commanding officer put it, had dded
to his power and efficiency."
paws resting on solid groan and
his fore paws stretched ac a the
mire. Antonio reached out ard
his paws, but it was too far him
to grip them. So, after thin , he
took off his coat, and hol a
sleeve firmly, he flung the eat
toward the dog. The dog trsi to
get hold of it with his pa and
mouth, but it was just beyo't his
reach, and the good animal dari not
venture any nearer. After several
other attempts Antonio made; tre
mendous effort to reach over as far
as he possibly could, and then once
more he flung the coat towas* the
dog. His struggles to throw It al
most sent him quite under, bit this
time the dog was able to grip the
other sleeve with his teeth, sad at
once he began to pull. Steadily the
noble animal tugged and tugged, and
Antonio felt himself rising. The dog
kept on pulling and by slow degrees
he at last dragged the boy out of the
quagmire. Soon Antonio had one
foot on firm soil and the next minute
he and his noble rescuer were togeth
er on solid land."
Italian shepherd dogs are larger
than our collies, tall and very strong.
The dog led Antonio to his fmater's
house, where the boy was kindly
cared for and helped on his journey,
and at Leghorn he got a job as cabin
boy on a ship bcund for New York.
His troubles were not over yet, for
he had a hard time making his way
in the strange city. He knew no Eng
lish and the first words he learned to
understand were: "Hurry up!" and
"Get out!" At first he sold plaster
Images, then got better work and sup
Iported himself through school and
college, finally becoming a preacher.
Pastor Arrighi, who is now connected
with the Italian evangelical church l9
New York, has had a long and event
ful lire, but he still likes to tell the
story of the good dog who pulled him
out of the quagmire.
'Pa," stated little Dodd Rott, the
small son of the distinguished states
man, "I heard a man say that you used
to be so crooked that you had to sleep
wound around a stump. Is that so,
'When I was younger, Doddie," re'
plied the Hon. Thomas Rott, with be
coming modesty, "I was the best ath
lete in the neighborhood
PAYS TO SHOW APPRECIATION
Results of Experiments Made In
Broad-Minded Way Have Been
More Than Gratifying.
The pride that most men of what
ever station take in their work can be
utilized by making each worker feel
that he is an efficiency engineer in his
own sphere. If he is made to under
stand that the problem of efficiency is
not a matter of abstruse calculation
and lengthy red tape, but a simple
process of obtaining the greatest re
sults with the least effort, he is bound
to be interested. If the expert poses,
not as a dictator, but rather as a
teacher-and proves his ability for the
rule-the men, nine times out of ten,
Another feature of this get-together
type of proceeding that is important,
is the giving of credit for good ideas
to the originator. I recall a case in
point, where the problem happened to
be the designing of a simple system of
cards to cover a complicated series of
operations. A shipping clerk, whose
interest had been aroused, offered a
suggestion which resulted in cutting
down the number of cards to be made
out for one department two-thirds. It
was customary to print in small let
ters on all the forms "Designed by
the B. V. Co." On these particular
cards the man in charge of the work
substituted "Designed by A. N. K."
the initials of the shipping clerk. The
latter, greatly pleased by this evi
dence of appreciation, at once set to
work evolving other ideas, many of
which were sound and well worth
adopting. Naturally, the incident be
came noised about in the shop and
served to convince the men of the
broad-minded attitude of the expert.
TRAINING AS POWER EXPERT
Subject That in America Has Not
Been Given the Attention That
Power is one of the greatest factors
in modern-day work. 'The thousand
and one branches of it offer admirable
fields for conquests by vigor and
brains. In the field of power a few
concerns have assisted men to obtain
vocational training. From the boiler
room have risen men by successive
stages to positions 'of grave responsi
bility. In an issue of Power neglect
in this branch of vocational training
in the United States is commented
upon an ,'olows:
"'Povwer is a factor in all the im
portant (ffairs of modern life,' says a
writer aid thinker, and necessarily
the engineer, who makes that power,
is also a factor in that the whole pur
pose is not merely to 'make the wheels
"- ' t hutt to turn them at a prof
J. rthermore, electricity, the steam
turbine and the waterwheel have
made the engineer's vocation even
more difficult, demanding a degree of
operating skill that is well-nigh im
possible to acquire in some cases with
out special training.
"We are told that of all the great
nations, ours is the most deficient in
vocational development. Germany for
ty years ago saw its need and met it;
England, Scotland, France, Austria.
Switzerland, Norway, Sweden and
Denmark are all paying heed to it. If
we would successfully compete in our
own chosen field with the large immi
gration yearly coming to our shores
we must find the means to equally
educate our own people in their voca
Fortunes In Sausages.
Westphalia, in Prussia, is the home
of the sausage. There, it is said, a
trader will name no fewer than 400 dif
ferent kinds of sausage. A sausage ex
hibition was held recently in Germany,
at which 1,000 varieties of sausages
In this connection the story is told
of a young Prussian who, though he
had received an expensive training as
a chemist, shut himself up in his lab
oratory, and instead of devising a new
dye, safety match, motor engine, ex
plosive, aeroplane or photographic
lens, took pork, veal, olives, pepper,
fennel, old wine, cheese, apples, cin
namon and herrings' roe and from
them evolved a wonderful and totally
original "wurst," the best of its kind.
He has amassed a considerable for
tune from its sale.
More Tractable as He Grows Older.
"I find myself mellerin' up as the
years pass by," confessed Hod Dur
nitt. "Formerly I would go into a
frenzy over 'most any unimportant
thing, but when the 'Mona Lisa' was
stolen I didn't care a jam, and now
that it has been recovered I still
don't care a jam. It used to be that
when anything occurred that I didn't
approve of I forthwith swept a place
and had a furious fit; but nowadays
it has to be something of consequence
and some of my business before I
rend my raiment and throw dust in
the air. Without doubt old age is
reeping on me apace, as the feller
said."-Kansas City Star.
Versatile Da VincI.
When Leonardo Da Vinci was not
painting Mona Lisa or modeling great
equestrian statues or inventing can
non, catapults, flutes, meclufnical
lions, patent pumps or scaling ladders,
he would amuse himself by little ex
cursions, into anatomy, astronomy,
physics, chemistry, philosophy, dietet
ics, the philosophy of dress or city
If all these activities are not enough,
Da Vinci was also an author of treat
ises on painting and other subjects,
and even on many an ocasion extem
t a ' t _
Funny Newspaper Article Traps Hungry Vagrant
AN FRANCISCO, CAL.-Dawn was breaking and the streets were very
Sstill as Policeman McCarte proceeded along his beat on Golden Gato
avenue, inear Fillmore street. At midnight, five hours before. when lPolieer:,aa
________ _ M'cCarte, having just reported for duty stood in
WAIT'LL I FIlIS DE line with his fellow patrolmen in the assembly
MYILK room of the Bush street police station, the lieu
tenant instructed the watch to be particularly on
the look out for milk and paper thieves.
Policeman McCarte suddenly remembered the
c y warning of his superior officer as he was gazing
r at the reddening sky over Oakland and he heard
a hearty peal of laughter issuing from some point
halfway down the block.
Hearty laughter at dawn when the laughter is
b ºnot of a maudlin character is an extraordinary
phenomenon. This laughter had the tone of
sobriety, of appreciation and seemed to proceed
from a mirth that bubbled up like a mnountain
k' spring in the winter season.
--- McCarte pulled himself together quickly and
hastened down the block on tiptoe to investigate.
In the middle of the square he found a remarkably dirty, bewhiskered
tatterdemalion seated coolly on the front steps of a residence reading the
morning paper which he had picked up from the doorstep and chuckling con
tinually as hlie read. The vagrant made quite a picture. In hi4 right hand he
held a bottle of milk which he had half emptied and which from time to time
he would place to his lips and take a luxurious sip of the beverage.
"Ho, ho!" laughed the vagrant arriving at another funny point in the
article, then gazing upward, magnetized no doubt by McCarte's scrutiny and
seeing no mirth in the eyes of McCarte's, "Come wit you?" said he as it
McCarte had spoken when as a matter of fact the latter had so far uttered
not a word, "Wy sure. Wait'll I finish dis here milk. I)e loidy wotent use
wot's in de bottle now, anyway. Say, afore we go chust pipe dis here article,
Five hours later the newspaper was Exhibit No. 1 in the case before Police
Judge Sullivan, wherein the vagrant was charged with petty larceny.
Gift From Budapest Puzzles St. Louis Officials
T. ,LO'IS, MO.-Some kind friend has sent the secretary of the citwcoun.
oil copies of the Budapest Szekes fovaros-Kozigazgatasi Evkbyve and the
Adatok Ajirwanyos Belegsegek Es Az Ovintezkedeseki Kerdeshez-Kulonos
Tekenteitel A voshenyre. Secretary IDavid W.
Voyles is vehemently demanding explanations C
from somebody. The package looked innocent
enough and purported to come from WVashington,
D. C. The only thing Voyles is right certain about
is that the things are books. They open and shut,
have covers, and the pages are numbered. Oth
Anyway, the council members refuse to become r','".
interested in them. No one has discovered a "S
single line that looks as if it might refer to the '
free bridge or the billboard ordinance. So far as
can be told, there is no reference to the high
price of butter and eggs,.
Every man who has tried to pronounce a word
in the volumes has sprained his tongue. Opinions
are divided as to just what the language is in
which they are written. Magyar, 8absrt:t, Tuarkq .a elýmla ia
some of the suggestionsa, with all indications favoring the latter uess. What
ever the books may contain they were written by a Dr. Thirring Gusztav of
Budapest, who did not spare words.
Here is a sample passage:
Az ekkent megallapitott koltsegvetest, valamint a kozsegi adopotlek kule.
sanak folemeleset a belugyminiszter ur 1908. evi aprilis 30-an kelt 54.467 IIt.
sz. a. kelt leirataval hagyta jova, amelyben azonban kiemeli annak szuk
segessetget, hogy az eddigele a kolsconpenzekbol fodozott, voltakepen azonban
a rendes evi kezeles terhet kepezett osszegek reszletekben visszaterittes
senk, valamint hogy as lor nem latott rendkivuli kiadasok fejezete meg.
Voyles is considering giving the books to the janitor.
This City Cow Qualifies as a First-Class Militant
PITTSlURGH, PA.-Special Policeman James Boyd of East Pittsburgh
doesn't want a job as a cowboy. There's nothing to it! He couldn't
qualify. He tried the other day and failed.
Came to the ears of the East Pjttaburgh police
the story that a stray cow was in the Briftof
S'district and that foreigners were putting a crimp
in the dairyman's receipts by milking bossy
turns. Boyd was sent to investig te.
He found the cow--easily' But taking her
back one mile to the police station-well, that s
another story, Here 'tis:
Boyd hobbled Bossy so that she could not run
away-he though. lie then tied a rope to her
horns and the other end about his waist. They
started well, but in croesing the Pennsylvania
railroad at Braddock avenue the cow fell in the
'- middle of the track. Boyd heard a passenger
.; train approaching and the cow lay on the track.
He was still tied to the cow. fly an almost super
human effort loyd dragged the animal from the
track just as the flyer whizzed by. Once across the track, the cow was re
lieved of her hobble.
All went well until the Pennsylvania railroad arch bridge was reached.
Here the cow refused to move from a spot under the bridge and directly il
the middle of the single car track. Traffic was tied for half an hour.
It was after noon when Boyd and his "prisoner" arrived at the police sta'
tion. The cow is under the special care of Burgess Shields until such time as
the owner of the animal appears.
Indiana Girl Awakes to Find Her Tresses Gone
jNDIANAPOLIS, IND.-When she was called the other morning, Thelma
Long, ten-yearold daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. ILng, 822 East Georgei
street, walked into her mother's bedroom, sleepily rubber her eyes.
Her mother held up her hands in horror and
"Why, Thelma, what have you done with your
The girl hastily put her hands to her head and
found instead of the long flowing locks, the pride
of the entire household, only short, stubby bris
tles. She ran to a mirror and burst into tears.
Mrs. Long, believing the disappearance of the
hair was due to a childish prank, cajoled and
threatened, but Thelma declared that she did not
know what had become of the pretty golden
brown tresses, which were 15 inches long and
which she had worn when she retired.
A hasty investigation was made and a door
leading to the girl's bedroom was found open.
"Burglars!" exclaimed Mrs. Long.
But nothing except the child's hair was missing from the home.
Mr. Long called police headquarters, and Detectives Simon and Dugan
were sent to investigate. They admitted later that the case had them
"stumped." The detectives have something of a reputation as "confessors,"
but they could not get Mise Long to admit that she knew what had become
of her treasured locks.
"I loved them too much," she declared when it was suggested that she
had cut them off herself.
To add to the mystery, members of the family declare that a dog which
is kept in the house 'at night had been quiet, and that he surely would have
caused a disturbance if thieves had entered.