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VOL. 32. NO. 21
Woman Stricken Blind After She Fin
ishes Her Painting.
Pitman, N. J.Just as she has fin
ished her thousandth painting of cats
Mrs. E. M. Gardner has been stricken
with blindness in her home here. Her
sight held out just long enough for her
to realize the ambition of her life.
Mrs. Gardner, who has made her
home here for many years, is a native
of Colchester, Conn. Asa Packer,
founder of Lehigh university, was a
relative. She began painting thirty
years ago in Philadelphia. Ever since
she has painted only catscats of all
types and degreesaristocratic Per
sians and plain back yards. One room
in her modest little home here is filled
with such pictures.
Police Get Relic Once Owned by Pole's
Mother In Stolen Loot.
Evansville, Ind.An ivory and moth
er-of-pearl fan which the owner said
formerly belonged to the mother of
Pope Piux IX., and is more than 400
years old, was recovered by the police
here among loot from a number of
Evansville homes which was found
following the arrest of Walter Scott,
thirty-six, an alleged housebreaker.
The fan was given to Miss Minnie
Henrich of this city by her mother,
who had received it from her cousin,
Rev. Mother Mary Magdalena, former
ly connected with the family of Pope
Plus IX.
Squaw Buried by Few Remaining Aged
Members of Her Tribe.
Bakersfield, Cal.Mary Tecuyas, an
Indian woman, reputed to be 150 years
old, died recently and was buried by
the few remaining members of her
The aged squaw was the oldest mem
ber of an almost extinct tribe, known
as the Tejons, who live in. a canyon
near here. The tribe is said to include
fifteen Indians who are more than a
hundred years old.
With the first break of
Seventy-five Pounds of Honey In Tree. who is eighty-eight years of age, cele-
Elberton, GaMessrs. H. C. Rousey,
W. J* Bone, Sam Bone and Frank Rou
sey cut a bee tree and got seventy-five
pounds of honey from it This is said
to be the biggest amount of wild honey
ever taken from a bee tree.
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$5,000 Miniature Found on Taxi Driver.
Possession a Mystery.
London.The London police are try
ing to trace the ownership of a superb
ly executed miniature of Lord Nelson,
with plaitlngs of Lady Hamilton's hair,
valued at more than $5,000, found on a
taxi chauffeur charged with being in
unlawful possession of property sup
posed to have been stolen.
The Nelson relic had been in pawn
for $5 since September, 1912, and the
taxi man went to redeem it. It was
then discovered that it was worth a
large sum and that the hair in it was
that of Lady Hamilton. The taxi man
said it was given to his wife on her
marriage, but the police were not sat
isfied with the story and arrested him.
Barking, He Save* Twenty.four Stu
dents From Death In Fire.
Lafayette, Ind. Bob, the bulldog
mascot of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fra
ternity of Purdue university, saved
the lives of twenty-four members by
arousing them when the house was
The two lower floors of the building
were in flames when the men were
awakened by the dog's barking. With
the exception of one student, who was
overcome and was rescued by firemen,
the fraternity men escaped down the
fire escapes. The building was de
Kills Panther After Fight.
Towanda, Pa. Joseph Camp, pro
prietor of a hotel at Powell, killed a
monster wild cat after a terrific -battle,
during which the beast nearly killed
Camp's dog. The wildcat weighed
nearly fifty pounds and was the largest
ever killed in this county.
Husband, 90, and Wife, 88, Celebrate
Wedding Anniversary.
Glen Gardner, N. J.-*-At their home
stead in Mountainville Jacob N. Pot
ter, ninety .years old, and his -wife,
brated the sixty-sixth anniversary of
their marriage.
Soon after their marriage they mov
ed to the farm and have lived there
ever since. Both of the aged people
are enjoying good halth.
Sunday Morning Ma 28
subscribers in St* Paul will use their new Automatic Telephones.
On a,i\d aiter that d*y use tKe New Tri-StaLte Directory only
Ut\til that daiy ca.ll in the usue.1 way, using the old numbers.
Dial No, 9 for Minneapolis connections
Dial No. 100 for Long Distance
Please observe instructions carefully
Call 303 if you require any additional information
dawnt Sunday, May 28th, all Tri-State
Tri-State Automatic Service in effect beginning
Sunday Morning, May 28.
use your New Directory.
California University's Campanile Os
cillates Under Man's Pressure.
Berkeley, Cal.Elmer E. Hall, asso
ciate professor of physics of the Uni
versity of California, stood at the foot
of the 300 foot campanile on the cam
pus and with one hand shook the giant
Professor Hall has seismograph rec
ords, photographs and a lot of data to
prove that he moved the huge granite
needle and is.prepared to lecture to his
students as to how the trick is done.
He says:
"I placed a delicate seismograph like
those used to record earthquakes on
the top of the tower. Then I went
down to the ground and about once In
a second pushed my hand against the
granite shaft By applying this pres
sure in time with the natural period of
vibration of the campanile I set the
whole mass in motion so that its vibra
tions were clearly recorded by the seis
The campanile Is regarded as a mas
terpiece of earthquake resistive con
Until then do not
Paterson Physician Rushed to Parent
In Chicago For Aid.
Paterson, N. J.Believing he was de
veloping symptoms of hydrophobia, Dr.
Francois Was of 75 East Eighteenth
street, Paterson, widely known for his
treatment of hydrophobia cases, left
for Chicago, where he is being treated
for prevention of the dreaded disease
by his father, Dr. Juan Was, an emi
nent physician and surgeon of that
Whether Dr. Was became infected
while attending patients or through a
laceration of his right leg by a dog
which bit him while he was on a call
at Fairlawn several weeks_ago is a
matter of conjecture. The dog attack
ed his sister, Miss Huberdyn Was, who
accompanied him. The physician saved
her. but was himself bitten.
Bride Finds Wealth In Attic
Point Pleasant, Va.While rummag
ing in the attic of her home the day
following her recent marriage at Ev
ans, near here, Mrs. John Board found
$1,800 in gold and many thousands in
currency. The paper was folded to
gether so the bills could not be sepa
rated. They were sent to the United
States treasury department to be
counted. The hoard was concealed un
der thefloorof the attic*
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Did Not Re-enter Hole Because It Was
Frozen to Death.
Norwich, Conn.Byron P. Fox, an
Uncasville farmer, appeared in Nor
wich recently with a story that may go
to show why Mr. Groundhog failed so
miserably as a weather prognosticator
this year. According to Mr. Fox, who
admitted that until recently his confi
dence had never- been shaken in the
groundhog prophecy, a fine specimen of
the woodchuck was found frozen to
death near Glasbrenner's livery and
garage in Uncasville recently.
"It must have been layin' near the
road there for over a week." said Mr.
Fox. "Cose, it didn't see its shadow
the day it came out, and 1 suppose the
critter was too blamed proud to crawl
back afterward. Anyhow, it stayed
out and was frozen. No wonder we're
freezin' weather."
Union Forbids Them to Go on Bicy
cles For 8hort Tasks.
Elkhart, Ind."We walk!" has been
the slogan of Elkhart journeyman
plumbers since the passing of a rule by
the union forbidding the use of bi
cycle or motorcycle in going to and
from "short jobs."
The penalty is a $5 fine. Men are
permitted under the rule to ride to
work for all day tasks and to use
wheels, at the noon lunch hour, but
they must not make intervening trips
on wheels. They may be passengers at
any time in vehicles provided by their
regular employers.
The rule was the result of a boast at
a union meeting of one of the men that
he had completed an unusually large
number of "short jobs" during that
particular day because he used a bi
Woman a Moonshiner.
rParkersburg, W. Va.Mrs. Sarah
Reed and Wiley Marks of Calhoun
county began serving prison sentences
recently after pleading guilty to a
charge of operating a still for the man
ufacture of moonshine whisky. The
couple were sentenced to pay fines of
$1,000 and serve terms of six months.
Chokes Eating a 8teak.
Springfield, Mass.John B. Marcille,
a well known railroad man, choked to
death while eating a steak in a res
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Paralytic Nor Parents Dis
cover She Is Better.
Bedridden and Speechless For Three
Years After Fall, Now Cured Except
ing Her Mind Fails to Register Fact.
Los Angeles Teacher Led Her to
Walk and Speak.
Los Angeles.One of the most re
markable cases known in medical his
tory and one fraught with Interest
both to surgeons and to students of
psychology has been called to the at
tention of scientists in this city. It is
the case of Carlotaa Sausedo, a fifteen
year-old schoolgirl.
For three years Carlotaa was con
sidered a hopeless paralytic, who
would never be able to speak or walk.
She had been injured by a fall on her
head from a swing when she was
twelve years old.
It is declared now by doctors and
her teachers that whatever body or
brain injuries she may have received
from that fall have been absolutely
outgrown and that she is perfectly
normal physically and mentally, ex
cept that her mind has failed to regis
ter the fact of her recovery.
In other words, according to the
doctors, if the child's mind can be
wakened to the fact that she has re
covered from her fall she will be able
to walk, talk and develop as other
children do.
While three weeks ago Carlotaa
could not speak and could not walk
alone, today she speaks with ease,
walks without help and can even walk
up and down the school stairs alone.
Three years ago the little girl pitched
from a swing to her head. She was
picked up and stood-on her feet In
stead of standing still she began to
whirl round and round. She was en
tirely unable to stand still or to sit up.
She was put to bed and pronounced a
hopeless paralytic. Her power of speech
was completely stopped.
With the beginning of the present
school term Miss Ettie Lee, one of the
grammar school teachers, discovered
the child. There were five other chil
dren in the family, all normal, and
Miss Lee inquired into Carlotaa's his
tory. Securing medical examination,
she learned that, whatever bodily in
jury may have been caused by the fall,
it no longer existed.
"We cannot tell Carlotaa she is not a
cripple or sick, because her mind has
to be wakened up gradually to that
fact," Miss Lee said, "but we are
teaching her by degrees. She is placed
in a special class at school, and her
teacher invents little exercises and les
sons for her.
"She had to be almost carried to
school. Her teacher made a small sand
pile in the playground and many times
a day took Carlotaa. there and helped
her walk over it Today Carlotaa can
wa'k up and down the school stairs.
"When school opened she could not
talk. Now she talks to us and knows
what we say. She can count In English
and Spanish and can write her own
name. Her father tells me she was un
usually bright before the fall, and I
see no reason to suppose that she can
not be restored to her former condition.
"She has been in bed for the greater
part of the past three years, as the
schools at Chino would not take her in.
So while her body healed itself, appar
ently, her mind, never recovered from
the shock of the fall."
Little Carlotaa was taken to the Par
ent-Teacher clinic for further examina
tions to verify the diagnosis of other
doctors. If a similar report is made her
special teachers will continue as they
have begun in their novel work of
teaching the child's mind that her body
Is neither paralyzed nor injured in any
Is Pointed Cap, Canadian Indian, Who
at 108 Sends Portrait.
Ottawa, Canada.A novel picture has
been received by Sir Robert Borden,
the Canadian premier, and forwarded
by him to the local Red Cross rooms.
It Is that of the oldest member of the
Red Cross society in the world and at
that a western Indian, Pointed Cap,
who belongs to the File hills Indian
reserve in Saskatchewan. He will be
108 years old on Nov. 14 next
The establishment of a branch of the
Red Cross society for these Indians
shows how deeply the people of all
classes in the Dominion are interested
in the war and eager to find a way of
lending assistance, it is said.
Wife Sails to Search Australia For
Missing Entomologist.
Berkeley. Cal.Mrs. Genevieve Brid
well, wife of J. W. Bridwell, former
entomologist at theUniversity of Cali
fornia, is on her way to the antipodes
hi search of her husband, who went
into the wilds of Western Australia
some months ago as the agent of the
Hawaiian government in search of par
asites to control bisect pests.
Professor Bridwell was last heard
from when he sailed from Sydney, N.
S. W., for ports on the west coast of
Australia, whence he expected to pro
ceed inland.
Then Crawl Down to the Door
Through a Hole In the Snow.
Ellensburg, Wash.Coming to school
on snowshoes and skis, sliding over
the schoolhouse roof and climbing
down to the door through twelve feet
of snow is the experience of children
at the school at Meadow Creek. Mrs.
Mary Boedcher, county superintend
ent, has received a number of letters
which tell the children's idea of the
"Our schoolhouse is about twelve
feet high on the outside," writes one
boy, "but the snow is so deep that a
person can walk right over and not
know that there is a building there.
We have to crawl down eight steps
through a hole in the snowbank to get
into it."
"We live in a tent," says a twelve
year-old girl in the seventh grade.
"The roof is covered with large pieces
of bark. All that you can see of the
house is the very front, where you go
out. I went halfway to school on the
skis and crawled a little way so as not
to go in so deep."
Mrs. Beach, the teacher, in her re
port to Mrs. Boedcher, said that in
spite of the snow school kept up every
day and thaf only two absentees were
noted during the severe weather.
Young Woman Popped by Mail, Bought
Ring and License.
Des Moines.After traveling over
600 miles Miss Augusta Knies of Lan
sing, Mich., became the first leap year
bride of this city by leading Harley
Decker of 1299 East Twenty-sixth
street to the altar.
She managed the whole affair. She
popped the question, named the wed
ding day, paid her railroad fare, pur
chased the marriage license and
bought the ring.
Miss Knies, who is twenty-five, was
strolling along the streets of Detroit
with a girl friend last June. Her com
panion greeted a young man, and
fifteen seconds later she was introduc
ed to her future husband. It was
Decker, then employed in a Detroit
automobile factory.
He was called back to Des Moines
by the illness of a sister in February.
Three weeks ago Miss Knies popped
the question by mail, and Decker, who
is twenty-nine years old, accepted. The
ceremony was performed by the Rev.
Frank W. Mutchler of the Great Park
Church of Christ.
Unique Home of Pioneer and
Family Brought to Light,
Garber, Okla.The falling of five
feet of cement porch of a farmhouse a
half mile north of Garber brings to
light the unique home of a pioneer of
this section.
Under this porch was a cave. The
cave was dug in 1894. At a point
along a little ravine a sandstone ledge
cropped out, and there S. H. Peters
tunneled under and excavated two
large rooms, with a sandstone ledge
about three feet thick for a roof. The
rooms extended sixty feet under the
ground, and at the deepest place there
was perhaps eight feet of dirt on top.
To the back room a skylight 3 by 5
feet was opened.
The rooms were plastered and white
coated, and the rock roof was white
washed, making it light enough for
one to read newspapers in any part of
the cave. It was very dry at that
time, and coffee kept in the cave
ground easily. S. H. Peters and his
family lived there many months be
fore he built a home above ground.
The stovepipe ran up the skylight
and to persons passing along the road
the smoke coming out of the ground
was a novel sight. Hundreds of per
sons visited this cave home, and all
wondered why the roof didn't fall in.
as it was not supported by timbers.
When the wet years came a little
spring in the cave which furnished all
the water for the family overflowed
the rooms-at times, and in recent years
when the drain became clogged the
cave filled with water. The pioneer
later built a house almost over the
S. H. Peters was but little longer
digging the cave home than was re
quired to build a sod house of the same
size. Sod houses were the first homes
of most of the pioneers. The plaster
was the only expense to the cave
home. Today this section has the fin
est country homes in the state and is
hi the wheat belt.
Fifty-seven Years Without Vacation.
Bridgeport O.After being on the
Job for fifty-seven years as toll collec
tor at the Bridgeport end of the Wheel
ing-Bridgeport bridge, John Richard
son will retire. He had worked fifty
seven years without a vacation or ill
ness, but a few days ago he became ill
and was forced to abandon his post
He says he enjoyed his "vacation" so
much that he will make it permanent.
Pneumonia Swifter Than Bullet.
Passaic, N. J.Charles Uhlermann
of Clifton, who attempted suicide re
cently, is dead from pneumonia. The
boy wrote a note to his parents telling
them they "soon would know the rea
son" for his act then shot himself.
The wound was not serious, but pneu
monia developed soon afterward.
$2.40 PEE TEAJl.
Washington Teacher Aided
Those Who Sought Education,
Used Income of High School Instruc
tor In Moderate Manner, and With
Money He Earned by Writing He
Was Able to Educate Eighteen Stu
Everett, Wash F. D. Mack, teacher
in the Central school, has spent about
$40,000 in educating eighteen students,
seventeen boys and one girl, during the
last sixteen years, according to a story
he reluctantly told a newspaper repre
Living on his school salary in a mod
est way both in Minnesota, his former
home, and in Washington, he has earn
ed the money to send students through
universities by writing short stories
and magazine articles. He has paid
out between $2,000 and $3,000 on each
of his "children."
Some of the youngsters were or
phans, and some had one parent, but
all were eager to learn and were handi
capped by lack of money.
The thirteen boys who are alive are
all actively engaged in the professions
in which Mr. Mack has educated them.
Two are druggists, one being in St.
Paul and the other in Los Angeles.
Two are instructors in the University
of Minnesota, where they were grad
uated. One teaches mathematics, and
the other is an instructor in German.
This latter young man plans to be a
physician and in 1914 married a girl
who wished to go to Germany to get
her master's degree, so he and his
bride sailed for Germany to continue
their studies, only to be turned back by
the beginning of the war.
Mr. Mack sent him through Normal
school, the University of Minnesota
and Harvard, where he received his
master's degree.
A young man who chose to be a
broker received his education at the
University of Illinois. He started out
to be an architect, but changed his
mind and took a commercial course.
He was graduated four years ago and
is now in Minneapolis engaged in the
lumber brokerage business. He is the
best money maker of the "family." In
his four years out of college he has
made $40,000.
A mining engineer who was educat
ed at the University of Minnesota is
now working in a mine at Butte, Mont
The banker received a thorough com
mercial education, and then Mr. Mack
set him up in business in a bank in
Elgin, N. D. Mr. Mack says that if
any of his boys wants to start in busi
ness he always gives them enough
money to begin. He recently bought
an eighty acre farm for one of them.
A dentist lives in Chicago. He had
four years at the University of Val
paraiso. Mr. Mack says this boy mar
ried a rich nurse.
One boy who studied to be a lawyer
lost his health after his graduation
from the University of Minnesota law
school, so could not practice, and la
now employed as chief of the Minne
sota state fish and game commission,
with headquarters at St. Paul.
Self educated and quiet Mr. Mtck
would not be thought responsible for
one of the most unusual philanthro
pies In the world.
Bill For "Tint" Makes Bachelor Issue
Leap Year Declaration.
Elwood, N. J.Robert W. Hunt a re
tired college Instructor, received a let
ter recently from a neighboring town
containing a bill for 40 cents for "tint"
purchased by "Mrs. Hunt." Hunt is a
good looking bachelor with a steady in
come, and the inquisitive element of
Elwood at once interpreted the post
offlce bulletin in terms of leap year
To quiet the buzzing gossip. Hunt
has issued the following statement:
"We have had several offers of mar
riage, and one or two ladies have as
sumed we were engaged without mak
ing any offer, and it is witb fear and
trembling we pass each day of this.
year, which Is divisible by four. How
ever, when Mrs. Hunt does arrive she
shall come as nature painted her, with
eyes like the heavens, with cheeks
like the jose and with lips like the
damp of crushed strawberry. She shall
have no need of 'tint.' When we want
a kiss we don't propose to mess
through two or three coats of paint to
get it"
Dogs Tree- Insane Man.
Oregon City, Ore.Peter Brevio,
aged forty-three, an Italian, was treed
with the aid of bloodhounds arrested
and brought back to Oregon City and
committed to the State Hospital For
the Insane. Brevio lived in a hollow
tree, and his diet consisted of roots,
berries and what food he could find
around neighboring farmhouses. He
stole an ax from a farmhouse and
passed much of his time chopping
down trees. A number of men of the
district determined to arrest Brevio
and went to his tree home. The Italian
ran away. Dogs were then put on his
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