Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1924 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. external link Learn more
Image provided by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL
Newspaper Page Text
Tennessee, Stedmann of North Caro
lina, and Howard of Georgia
But of all watermelon devotees
Judge Clayton is given the hero's
laurel. He gave the following pan
egyric on the watermelon:
"Watermelon beats ice cream- or
lemonade all hollow as a cool re
freshment. It is the most luscious,
refreshing fruit possible to be se
cured in summer. i
"Some people eat salt on water
melon. That is a serious mistake.
Salt militates against its palatability
and digestibility. I take mine straight.
"Watermelon is a splendid diuretic.
It cleanses the whole digestive sys
tem. "Watermelon seed tea is an old
Southern remedy for kidney trouble.
"I don't care for thick rind, striped
melons. I don't like the hybrids, be
tween the Georgia rattlesnake melon
and the 'scaly bark.' Some of these
are a cross between a Guinea melon
and a horse gourd.
"The best melon is one grown in
Alabama. with a thin rind, a whitish
melon. Lead me to them any time."
FATHER CHAINS SON UP FOR
DAYS TO PUNISH HIM
Nine-year-old Abe SJabaskey was
rescued from his home at 1217 Mor
gan street yesterday by police of the
Maxwell street station after having
been chained for five days by the an
kles to a stove to satisfy a father's
unnatural idea of punishment.
The father, Jake Slabaskey, a
laborer, waa arrested and booked on
a charge of cruelty to children.
The boy was given only one meal
a day. His mother was threatened
with the same punishment if she
gave him more or released him from
The boy's plight was discovered
when several of his boy friends heard
hira moaning and reported the .matter
to the police.
"Bad animals are chained up; why
not bad boys?" was the father's only
explanation. It is probable the Illinois
Humane Society will also prosecute
In a northern city, old chap, the
dwellers in the apartment house
wherein I was stopping became sud
denly afflicted with chills arising
from sudden cold winds. I, too, suf
fered from the drawf ts until a neigh
bor tubed to the bally porter as fol
lows: "Hello! Is this that granite-domed
stiff of a janitor? Well, what do you
think this is, an Arctic igloo or a
cold-storage bungalow for aged
eggs? Get busy with the anthracite
tureen and tune up the anvil chorus
on the steam coll. Get torrid, kid,
"Was it a case of love at first
sight?" "No, second sight The first
time he saw her he didn't know sha
was an heiress!"