Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1925 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
don't know. May be long hours. Re
member the new slogan safety first
By One Who Knows.
ADMIRAL ETHEL FIELD
Editor Day Book: In view of the
doings of the English fleet on the
coast of Belgium it is about time we
heard more of the distinguished En-
WAS IT ANY WONDER THAT CHIEF WITNESS IN SCHWARZ CASE
WAS THE MOST TRAGIC FIGURE?
glish admiral, Mrs. Ethel Field (nee
Beatty), "the husband of the daugh
ter of Marshall Field of Chicago."
This, nauseating drivel is fed to us
every "once in a while" by the Chi
cago papers, and a suitable comment
ary from your pen would be appre
ciated by at least one disgusted
By Jane Whitaker,
When a nusband is endeavoring to
take his little daughter away from the
wife who no longer pleases him and
in order to do this is offering evidence
"I did not hear him," said the stout
The lawyer who represented Istvan
volunteered to act as interpreter and
the stout woman went over to a
to prove that she is a wanton, you bench and sat down. I tried to lis
would naturally imagine the wife ten to the proceedings, but my atten-
would be the most pathetic figure in
the tragedy, wouldn t you?
That was the way I felt as I listened with that woman?" I thought. "Is
to the testimony in Judg6 Walker's
court in the case of Istvan Schwarz
against his wife Mariana.
It was very easy to tell which of the
men in the courtroom was Istvan. He
had an exultant smile upon his very
round face and ever and anon he cast
mean glances toward a woman sit
ting opposite him.
But I could notbe sure that the wo
man was Mariana, for she wjas not
the most pathetic figure in the trag
edy. It was a stout woman who wore
an expression of great mental torture.
Miss Jeanette Bates, who, assisted
by Miss Alice Thompson, was repre
senting the wife in the proceedings,
asked the stout woman if she would
act as interpreter.
The stout woman forgot her agony
for a few minutes and translated
questions arid answers, but only for
a few minutes. Just as the witness
rattled off a three-minute answer in
German, accompanied by many ges
tures that made it seem a" very im
portant answer, the look of mental
agony settled again on the face of
the stout woman.
"What did he say?" Miss Bates
asked, after waiting a moment for the
tion kept wandering.
"What in the world is the matter
she sick or does this case vitally af
fect her, or what is wrong?"
Istvan's sister, a healthy woman
with the vivid coloring of the Ger
mans, was testifying with great relish
about the things she claimed to have
discovered when she accompanied
Istvan to the place where his wife
had taken refuge.
"We found her with that man on
the back porch' and she fan away and
she went to the bakers and she came
back and threw the rolls at us," said
On the bench the stout woman
wrung her hands.
"I did not see Mariana on that
night at all," said John Helwig, the
alleged "man in the case." "Istvan
told me I should say I had been with
her when we were in court and I
wouldn't havte to go to jail, but I
didn't see her." '
The stout woman rocked to and fro
on the bench.
"My mother and I had gone .to the
house to "see if we could not help the
people a little as we understood they
were in distress," said" Miss Becker,
who had been playing the role of
Good Samaritan. "We stayed until
after 8 o'clock and these people, this