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PASSING OF THE GRAND.
DAUGHTERS OF GENERAL PHILEMON THOMAS 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 10 months. be rIasbIbqund mahogany .table dek belongng fo Sir Walter Scott ' recently sold for $132. At this desk, s e '"The Lady of The Lake," "The Lay oC the Last Minstrel," and "Marion"t were written. "Walter Scott of Ab- 1 botsford" is inscribed on the brass F border of the desk < ,· Decorate. With Lighting Fixtures 'fls 1141eP Feature Fitment makes it possible for prac Ifr;#f1v asiyone to enjoy the beauty and unusual character 0# fti4n Decorative Lighting Fitments. fy# pre planning to build, redecorate or remodel, do not (l t' t an estimate on an installation of Riddle Feature tritmoats and above all do not fail to see these beautiful itmnt in our show rooms. You will be surprised at the sw cost, f'pecially when the beautiful designs and decora tisua, the durability and fine workmanship of the fitment aro taken into consideration. "If It's Electrical We Have It" W. C. JOUBERT 317 Main St. _ Phone 347 Official Agents for the Gruen Famous Watches Watches, Diamonds and Diamond Jewelry. Real Cut Glass of the finest make that shines like real diamonds. Silverware of superior quality, and, FOR RA L XM AS GIFTS in fact, so many of the most beautiful articles in the greatest selections itwll a thyou wish to select from at prices that beat anybody and everybody on So it will be a pleasure to the one who receives the gift, t Third street. go to J. SIMON & SON J. SIMON & SON "The Oldest and Most Reliable Jewelers in the State." For anyth'ing and everything in first class articles you Established 1877 wish in the Jewelry line. Simon Bldg., Third St. Baton Rouge, La. 5~1~~~~~,,,,-~rlrl~ ~ ~ ~ ·~~~~ ~~ ~4UUII~HIL C~UMUAI~~)·q*-rL)11~5 ~ ~96~L+···»a.~,..1%.41~~hM DENGUE FEVER. 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. Herget). 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 tal. 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 ease. - 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 five days. Diagnosis: Dengue must be differ entiated from influenza, malaria and yellow fever) 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. Theatment: Symtomnatic-Phenace 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 ieffects. 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 breeding places. A Surprise 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 it. 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 picked out." "No sir, we're going to keep it a secret, but we've got almost enough to get that dish, now," glowed the smaller one. 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 nounced Nine-year-old, "0 Mother, today's tomorrow, isn't it?" moaned the smaller one. "I think it is," moaned the mother in sympathy. 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 happiness. It was a dish which never in the world could be duplicated-to that mother. 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 sions. 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 good taste. 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. r - ^ 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 three. 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 for pleasure. 0- 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 ture. 0 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. liti 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 Only $35.00 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 see them! 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.