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PASSING OF THE GRAND.
DAUGHTERS OF GENERAL
With the death of Mrs. Lucretia
Bridges, a monegerarian, one of two
of the oldest inhabitants of Baton
Rouge has passed from scenes con
nected with a long and useful life.
Mrs. Bridges was the oldest native
of Baton Rouge at the time of her
death reaching back as she did to the
early dayS of American possession of
this city. She was a daughter of
Elizabeth Thomas who was daughter
of General Philemon Thomas, com
mander of the force that captured the
fort at this place and expelled the
Spanish authorities. Mrs. Bridges, a
favorite granddaughter of the stout
old soldier and patriot, was eighteen
years of age when her grandfather
died and until very recently took
great pleasure in relating anecdotes
and historieal sketches told her by
her grandfather. Mrs. Bridges was
beyond 'doubt the oldest Baptist in
age and church connection in this
parish having been a devoted and
consistent member of that religious
denomination since youth, as was
her grandfather before her. In fact
it is stated in old paperspf historical
imnport that "a small church near the
town of Baton Rouge" had been
built by General Philemon Thomas
and was the first Protestant church
erected. This it is understood was
the first meeting place for the few
Baptist of that time in or near the
town of Baton Rouge and as General
Thomas owned and resided on what
is now the Drehr subdivision and the
McGrath place during the early years
of the old soldier's residence in this
section it is thought the first Bap
tist church wap located on those
grounds. Be that as it may, his
granddaughter, Mrs. Bridges, lead a
beautiful life devoted to good works
during her years of activity and lived
and died a consistent member of
the Baptist faith. She was the last
link in the chain binding the expul
sion of the Spanish authorities to the
present generation and was the pos
sessor of many historical events told
her by her grandfather not handed
down in history. She departed from
this life on Thanksgiving Day after
living a beautiful life of 94 years and
be rIasbIbqund mahogany .table
dek belongng fo Sir Walter Scott '
recently sold for $132. At this desk, s
'"The Lady of The Lake," "The Lay
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were written. "Walter Scott of Ab- 1
botsford" is inscribed on the brass F
border of the desk <
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This article was sent by Dr. Dow
ling to Mrs. A. G. Reed, President of
Federation, and she turned it over, by
request, for publication.-Mary C.
Dengue fever goes by a number of
names, the most common of which
are Breakbone or Dandy fever, the
former on account of the severe pains
and the latter because of the gait.
It is quite prevalent in tropical
countries and often visits the South
ern States, prevailing now in parts
of Florida and Texas. It is just ap
pearing in Louisiana.
...Definition... It is an acute, infec
tious disease, accompanied by severe
pain, often an eruption ,and especially
a fever curve with a characteristic
remission or intermission. The dis
ease is self-limited and is rarely fa
Cause: The etiology of Dengue is
unknown. The etiological agent is
brevalent in the blood stream of per
sops suffering from Dengue.
Transmission: A mosquito of the
genus Culex has been most frequent
ly implicated. Aushburn & Craig,
and others, have used the C. fati
gans as a vector with success. It is
claimed that species of Aedes (steg
omyia) may also transmit the dis
Incubation: The period of incuba
tion as determined by experimental
inoculation has been found to be from
three to six days. Longer and short
er periods have been observed.
Communicability: During the fe
brile period, probably about three to
Diagnosis: Dengue must be differ
entiated from influenza, malaria and
Influenza: Catarrhal symptoms us
ually absent in Dengue fever. Pains
of influenza less definite and severe.
Yellow fever: Early discoloration
of skin in Dengue is an erythema; in
Yellow fever, icteric. Yellow fever
has a characteristic slow pulse, not
observed in Dengce. The pulse and
temperature are usually coordinated
in Dengue fever. The presence of the
principal vector, the Culex fatigans,
and the absence of Aedes species is
a point to be noted in Dengue fever
epidemics. Albuminuria in Yellow
fever is absent in Degue. Dengue
fever shows a low leucocyte count.
Malaria: Eruption, absence of
phill, and general course together
with tIk absence of the plasmodia are
sufficient to distinguish Dengue fev
er from Malaria.
tin, Acetanilid, Aspirin for headache.
Cold sponging for fever, or Aconite
and Nitrous Ether may help. Tinct.
of Belladonna every three hours (for
'few doses) is said to have beneficial
Prophylaxis: (1) Recognition of
Idiseasi and isolation of patient under
mosquito bar or in a thoroughly
screened room during the infectious
period, which is probably as long as
the fever lasts.
(2) There is no disinfection aside
from such as may be used to destroy
infected mosquitoes in the room of
the patient. The period during which
mosquitoes may remain infectious is
not known, but the incubation period
in the insect is very probably be
tween three and four days.
(3) The destruction of mosquito
They are missing something, those
women who have not a raft of chil
dren roistering around, with their
pillow fights, and their beaux, and
their appetites like a bottomless pit.
The other day a calamity overtook
a mother-a birthday. She wished,
almost, that everybody might forget
Seven-years-old and Nine-years
old remembered that it was coming,
and, long ahead, had begun to save
their pennies, their twelve cents of
weekly wages, until they had the vast
sum of eighty-nine cents-a fortune.
What sacrifices it represented;
what gumless, candyless, coneless
weeks! What defying of the tempter
as they passed the novelty stores with
alluring rubber balisi
Still, there was pleasure in it, too.
Daily they could get out the little vel
vet purse and count it all over again,
penny by penny, and rejoice.
"It's all for you, Mother," they told
her each time, "for your birthday."
"And we won't tell what we are go
ing to buy either. We have it all
"No sir, we're going to keep it a
secret, but we've got almost enough
to get that dish, now," glowed the
Days dallied as they do in your first
decade. To wait was torture. The
morning of the day before, they were
strained to the breaking point.
"Tomorrow's your birthday," an
"0 Mother, today's tomorrow, isn't
it?" moaned the smaller one.
"I think it is," moaned the mother
At noon two sparkling tree misses
came radiantly in with a package-.-a
"Surprise!" for Mother.
It was a glass dish-the crystalliza
tion of sweet thought, of fervent de
votion, of painful slf-sacrifice long
drawn out, of extravagant generosity,
of childish innocence, of bubbling
It was a dish which never in the
world could be duplicated-to that
The Lii'ing Roonm
This title suggests pleasant
thoughts of the happy evenings the
family will have there this winter. In
the summer, we are out an daway
and care little what the indoors looks
like, but the frosty air sends us back
and makes us cling together in tender
unity. The living room should be a
cozy place for the family to hibernate,
There are principles in furnishing
a room, as in making a cake. We can
no more go at it in a haphazard man*
ner and expect satisfactory results
than we can in cake baking.
Three things we must consider: the
kind of room we wantformal, semi.
formal or intimate; the kind of a
room we havq to begin with, and how
much money, if any, we can spend.
We live so much among people, in
the whirl of society, that our home is
a place of refuge, a haven from the
crowd, in which to relax and enjoy
the privacy of family companionship.
It expresses somewhat the individu.
ality of the household. It looks comfy
and restful after a strenuous day, and
warm and secure when wintry winds
howl around the corners and shake
the window panes.
If our ceiling is too high, we must
shorten its appearance to make the
room look cozy and snug aqd warm.
We will lower the electric lights or
have table or side wall lamps, instead
of the formal chandelier near the ceil
ing. Our linen of the furnishings will
go cross-wise and not up and down.
We will make the windows appear
wider by over-drapes extended beyond
I the sash and the curtains draped back
rather than hanging straight. We
E will have wide pictures, and no tall,
slender pieces of furniture, but rath
Ser board, "overstuced" varieties, like
Aunt Sally-not like Aunt Prunella.
We will have a large rug, or better
still, the carpet will cover the entire
floor, for the dimensions of the room
seem to take those of the rug, and an
extended floor space seems to lower
the ceiling and wi4en other dimen
Bright colors add to the warmth
and cheer. It is always good taste to
have a psychological effect. Too much
or clashing color makes us restless,
too dark shades make us gloomy, too
monotonous are uninspiring, 'o neu
tral backgrounds, we add color by
draperies, furniture, pictures, lamp
shades and vases.
If the rooni Is dark, yellow curtains
will stimulate sunshine, and dark red
or vivid blue will be cherry. We will
not aid color in many things. If we
have it in the furniture, we will omit
it in the curtains; or if we have it in
the lampshade and vases, we will be
satisfiel with that. Wall of gray or
tan, with rugs to match are a wise
choice. Black rugs are in style and
Alas that too often our living
rooms are filled with the things we
have wished on us. They are not in
expression of ourselves at all, but are
furnished with such hit-and-miss
things as we happen to have. A few
well-chosen pieces are better than a
large assortment of poor selections.
We will group the furniture in cen
ters-the book center with the book
case and library table, the music cen
ter, the lounging center, near the fire
place or source of heat. Each mem
ber of the family shall have a place of
his own, near a light-a comfy chair,
low and soft, for Father; a small
chair close by for Mother; a little
table and chairs for the children to
work with their colored crayons; one1
t of those new, big floor cushions for
P Bud to sprawl on in front of the fire
Splace: a sofa for Sis to sit on when
- the young man comes.
STo push the furniture back near the
wall gives a formal appearance and
r looks roomy. We will do that for
p company, but for the dear home folks
a we will draw it near the center, just
Sas we like to sit-in the family circle.
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What People Choose
It is interesting to note what people
choose in a cafeteria. The American
people have learned in the past ten
years a good deal about the proper
diet. And they not only are knowing
more about selecting foods wisely but
are practicing it. Heavy, over-sweet
and fatty foods are yielding to lighter
foods and to green salads of green
Ivegetables and fruits.
It is true, the biggest attraction the
cafeteria can think of to put in the
Ishow window in the white coated and
capped cook, making hot pancakes. It
says "Come hither" more effectively
than any words of welcome, and is the
cause of many a hungry passenger
turning in to give his order. Three
cakes and syrup is a meal and very
nourishing. With a little fruit for
balance, t would do very well, but
with coffee and cream and sugar, and
perhaps more hearty things, the hot
breat sits uneasy in the stomach and
makes a poor beginning for a day for
the indoor brain worker. It is just
jthe thing for the out-door, physical
worker, who can consume it in heat
and energy-he will not stop with
A group of shop girls will choose
salad and a sandwich; or a glass of
milk, a baked apple and toast. They
are the wisest of all. The portly la
Idies will load up the heaviest trays
filled with hearty foods; while the
over-heavy gentlemen will take more
than their share of meat and pie. The
young men, as the flappers, will
choose wisely-perhaps "ham an' "
with milk and fruit.
Many college young people today
are eating at cafeterias and with the
food they are dealt out instructions
as to what to choose. The training
table is a good influence. It lc'sk as
though our next generation of adults
would eat more for efficiency than
The office of a gasoline service sta
tion is located where a storehouse of
military supplies and a magazine ex
was a frontier post in the eighteenth
century. It is a little stone house al
most hidden among several low, ram
bling frame sheds. During the
Whiskey Rebellion in 1794 r:eL than
5,000 troops were quartered on the
grounds adjoining it &nd President
Washington and his first cabinet were
once established a block away. The
old house was also used as a deten
tion place for escaped slaves who were
caught on the underground railway.
A sealed copy of the 15-reel motion
tpicure of the life and time of Abra
ham Lincoln has been offered to the
United States Government and the
National Lincoln Memorial Commis
sion for deposit in Washington until
the 300th anniversafy of Lincoln's
birth, February 12, 2109. With the
film is offered a motion-projection ma
chine, with full instructions how to
operate it, the entire gift to be sealed
in a steel vault. Directions are neces
sary because of the changes certain
to come in projection practice.
to reth ,qpictu.
a 30-acre farm, on which high school
pupils will be instructed in agricul
Nearly 14 per cent of the quail's
food for the year consists of animal
matter, such as insects and their al
lies. The quail has no superior as a
weed destroper. It is a good ranger
and will patrol every day all the fields
in its vicinity in search of food.
EAloseC a ap
Wonderful gifts are these handsome lamps--charming
in the extreme! A gift which will add a cheery atmos
phere to your living room, therefore, a most acceptable
gift for Chr'Ftmas and one which will be reme:nbered
for many years.
Charming Period Buffet Specially Priced
This handsome' walnut finished
buffet in the popular Queen Anne
*period design will add distinction
to any dining room on Christmas
day! A big quantity purchase en.
ables us to set this low price for
Christmas buyers. Come in and
Davenport Tables $20.00
Give Dad This This year, plan to give some
Smoking --- thing which graces the home
and will be enjoyed by the
Stand . whole family for years and
It's a supremely useful gift years. Th4' davenport table
for dad or big brother. The - just as illustrated is substan
attractive type pictured in tially made and attractively fin
mahogany or walnut is spe- ished in American walnut or
cially priced at ............$2.75 mahogany. It is a very spe
da* value for early shoppers at
the low price mentioned.
Becker Furniture Co.
The Store That 'Saves You Money.