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PLENTY TO EAT
BUT NO APPETITE
Tennessee Farmer Says He Came
Near Being Knocked Out
Last Summer.
HAS GAINED 25 POUNDS
•This Tanlac Just Took Right Hold of
Me and Put Me on My Feet," He
Says—Is Strong and Well and
Don't Mind Work Now.
"It may pound unreasonable, and you
£nny believe me or not, but after talc- j
!ng four bottles of Tanlac I have gained |
2.1 pounds," said J. 1». Williams, a well- !
known and prosperous farmer who re
sides at Greenbrier, Tenu., near Nash- !
Tille, Tenn.
"I had a bad case of stomach trou- ]
ble last summer, and it came pretty j
near knocking me out," continued Mr. ]
Williams. "It was something like ;
nervous indigestion. I began to go ;
down hill. It looked like the more !
medicine I took and the harder I tried
to get well, the worse I would get. We
had pretty near everything to eat, but
nothing tasted right, and I got so weak
and nervous I couldn't do anything.
"Before I had this spell I weighed
160 pounds, and kept fulling off until
I got down to where I only weighed
135 pounds.
"I am now back to my regular weight
again, and feel strong and well. My
appetite is simply fine now, and I don't
mind my work. This Tanlac just took
right hold of me, and put me on my
feet.
"Well, sir, the second day after I be
gan taking it, I got hungry and oh,
how good that old ham did taste! I
sleep fine now, too, and am not nerv
ous like I was. Even the harking of
the dogs at night does not wake me up.
"I never believed a medicine could
( be made that would do anybody as
much good as Tanlac has done me, and
1 want to recommend it to anybody
who has suffered with the same trou
ble I have."
There is a Tanlac dealer in your
town.—Adv.
WAYS OF SUMMER BOARDERS
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They Are Usually Very Witty Persons
Who Make Comical Remarks to
the Farmer.
Summer boarders are people who
•pend several weeks in the country
each summer longing for a trip home.
They are usually' very witty persons
Bnd make comical remarks to the farm
er. Aside from the hoard they pay
him the farmer cleans up a tidy sum
each summer by sending the things his
boarders say to the comic weeklies. A
Bummer boarder can merely look at a
cow and quick as a wink he will say
uomething funny. The farmer puts
this down in a hook he always carries
around with him. In the course of a
couple of weeks ho lias several pages
Of good jokes to sell at his own rates,
•ays the Philadelphia Star.
If you hoard with a farmer this sum
mer say some funny tilings to him
about the cows or the pigs. If he
keeps a horse always poke fun at his
horse. He will laugh at the funny
things you say. Then lie will go in and
(open up a can of fresh country peas
out of his own cellar so that when you
igo hack to the city you will miss the
'country vegetables. When you leave
he sure and tell him how you enjoyed
the country eating so that he can laugh
•ome more.
Has to Have.
"Has your friend high ambitions?
"Sure. He's an aviator."—Baltimore
nerican.
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For Building
Up QuicKly
probably the very
best food you can
select is
Grape-Nuts.
It contains tbe
mineral salts and
energy values—all
tbe nutriment of
whole wheat and
barley — digests
easily and quickly,
and tbe flavor ia
delicious.
"There's a Reason"
for
GrapeNuts
SCIENCE BAFFLED
IY HUSKY BABY
Weighs One Hundred Pounds at
Less Than Three Years
of Age.
MAULS BIG BROTHER
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Eats as Much as Two Grown
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Philadelphia. — "Billy'' McCarthy,
Philadelphia's prize baby, is two years
and nine months old and weighs 100
pounds. Iii* moves the furniture
around in the home of his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. W. E. McCarthy, eats as
much as two grown persons and lias
perfect health. Medien! science ad
mits that it is baffled by the baby's
growth.
Science has put the "O. K." mark
on "Billy." It says that he is all
right and advises the parents to let
him ent and grow. IBs growth is not
due to un accumulation of fat, for he
has bones as large us those of a per
son five feet seven Indies tall, and
weighing 154 pounds. Medical men say
his growth is all right, hut they have
failed to explain It.
Mauls Big Brother Around.
"Billy" plays with his five-year-old
brother Frank and mauls him around
at will. He holds Frank on his lap
and pushes him around the yard on an
"Irish mail." And Frank wears "eight
year size" suits. If a hall rolls behind
a piano or other piece of furniture
"Billy" moves the furniture, and it
keeps his parents busy getting it back
In place, lie eats meat, principally
chicken, steaks and chops. I Fis moth
j er orders chicken for him three times a
j week. Every morning the milkman
j leaves four quarts of milk at the Mo
I Carthy home.
i When the youngster goes out for a
I ride he sits in a carriage that has reg
I ular automobile springs. The carriage
was built specially and cost $42. He is
now outgrowing it, hut, luckily, he
started to walk a couple of months
ago. "Billy's" shoes also are made to
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"Billy" Moves the Furniture.
order and cost $12 a pair. In fact, all
his clothes have to be made specially.
His last shirts cost $4 each. Then af
ter running up this big hill for cloth
ing, "Billy" outgrows the entire out
fit in three months.
His Mind Also Above Normal.
The mammoth baby's mind has not
been stunted by his great growth, in
fact, his mentality Is greatly above nor
mal. He learned to walk quickly when
lie started, and in a couple of months
has become able to walk as good as a
child two or three years older.
When he was born in a New York
city hospital, August 23, 1014, "Billy"
weighed less than ten pounds. When
be left the hospital with ids mother,
three weeks later, he weighed 36
pounds. At nine months he tipped the
scales at SO, and now touches the hun
dred mark. He stands three feet, six
inches tall.
MUST CUT OUT WAR TALK
Dispatch Over Alleged Suicide of Kai
ser Causes Trouble in a Chi
cago Home.
Chicago.—"My husband said the kai
ser would commit suicide within nine
months and I said he would uot. and
the argument grew so hot I took our
six-year-old son and left him," Mrs.
Harvey J. Barnett informed Judge
Stelk in the court of domestic rela
tions. . ..
"The kaiser can take care of him
self." the Judge replied. "You go back
to your husband and if I hear of either
one of you discussing tho^ war again
I'll send you both to Jail."
They're talking about the weather in
the Barnett home now.
Bonnet String Hung Baby.
Temple, Kan.— A bonnet string hung
Rovvena Jazek. nineteen months old.
when she tried to climb a fence near
her home here. The baby fell, and the
•trlng caught on a wire, strangling her.
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Combats Work of Agitators Among Foreigners
N EW YORK.—Mrs. T. D. M. Cardoza Is n little woman with a great mis
sion. Through her recent appointment as secretary to Mrs. Marian K.
Clark, chief investigator of the bureau of Industries and Immigration, she is
engaged in assisting the representa
tives of the New York state industrial
commission in carrying the ussuring
message of President Wilson, that no
one who obeys the law will be inter
fered with, to the great colonies ol
workmen subjects of the central Euro
pean powers who are settled in New
York.
Mrs. Cardoza, who Is the wife of
a prominent Philadelphian, is probably
the wealthiest workingwoinan in New
York, nnd It is safe to say without an
actual census she is the only employee of a state bureau in the government
of the United States who presides over her own castle in Europe.
Mrs. Cardeza has become a workingwoinan with a regular job, and she
is quite willing that you should call it that, because she believes that tills is
tfee most effective way In which she can at present servo this country. |
In her work of assisting Mrs. Clark she travels from one great Industrial j
concern to another, addressing the men who work In the factories and assur- I
Ing them that If they go quietly about their business and do not engage in
any unlawful acts or take part In gatherings whose Intent is hostile to this
country they will be entirely safe and free from governmental molestation.
"Poor, bewildered people," said Mrs. Cardeza, "It is necessary that wo
should reach them before the agitators do. These foreign men and women
need someone to tell them lu their own language exactly what the president
said in his message. And it is necessary that they should he approached by
persons who understand not only the language but the point of view of the
European peasant.
"Nor Is it only for their sakes that the state industrial commission is
sending us from one great plant to another to address these men in friendly
fashion. It Is equally Important to this country. There are agitators here
from their own countries who would incite them to engage In undertaking?
that might cause untold harm In the United States."
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Famous Horse's Last Days to Be Spent in Ease
S T. LOUIS, MO.—Chief, the sorrel horse driven for many years by Fire
Chief Sw'ingley before the automobile became the modern fire vehicle, Is
assured of a grassy pasture nnd nothing to do hut eat as long as he lives.
For several years Chief has been
pensioned by the city and wns given
his freedom in a pasture on Chesley
Island. Recently Comptroller Nolte
rented the island farm to Earl W.
Jones. Then Nolte fnced the problem
of what to do with Chief.
Nolte went to the island to bring
hack the city stock nnd equipment not
purchased by Jones. The subject of
Chief's pasturage was the last subject
brought up.
"Leave the old horse here nnd I
will keep him free of cost to the city as long as I live on the island," Jones
told Nolte. His offer was accepted immediately and the sentimental problem
was solved.
Chief Swingley bought Chief in 1S04 at the National stock yards In East
St. Louis and he became the official buggy horse for the chief. He galloped
to all fires with Chief Swingley for 14 years and was sent to the pasture
about eight years ago.
The fire chief never had an accident on the way to and from fires while
Chief was pulling his buggy. Chief absolutely refused to collide with a
street car and either stopped or beat the car across the crossing.
Chief Swingley frequently went to a theater. When a fire alarm sounded
his driver would drive to the theater and stop. Chief, apparently knowing
his master was inside, would whinny and the chief invariably answered
promptly.
Chief was turned loose at fires and loafed about all night, if necessary,
but never did he leave until Chief Swingley returned to the buggy.
but never
Cat an Incorrigible "Nighthawk," Says Woman
B ALTIMORE —Among the things which the members of the Joint committed
on police and jail of the city council learned about cats recently, when a j
public hearing was given on an ordinance to tax cats, was that it Is as ;
P 8 impossible to keep a cat In at night ;
us it Is to keep in a man. Miss Mary ;
Shearer of the Society for the Pre* !
vention of Cruelty to Animnls made
ties statement. It was in reply to;
statements by some men who favored
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the ordinance that cats should be kept
in at night and not permitted to keep
the populace awake.
Some of the knowledge obtained
by the committee was:
Cats howl at night and keep peo>
pie awake.
Destroy gardens.
Play with rats instead of catching them.
Dig seeds out of gardens as fast as they are planted.
Kill birds.
Carry germs and spread disease.
The ladies who defended the rights of the "tabbies." however, did not
gee things in the same light as the men who urged a favorable report on
the ordinance.
Miss Nellie C. Williams said germs have no more affection for the fur
on the back of a cat than they have for the mustache of a man. "You would
not put a collar and a tag on a man's neck because he wore a mustache,
would you?"
It seemed that the several score women who w'ere present all wanted
to say something In defense of the rights of the felines.
Woman Thinks Running Elevator Is "Great Fun"
B UFF ABO.—Don't crowd, gents. All may have a ride. She enjoys rum ;
ning it immensely, and doubtless will be on the Job for many months .o :
come. If you will form in line and wait your turn, we will now introduce
Mrs. May Tyrrell, Buffalo's first wom
an elevator operator. She runs the
electric elevator in the new Colonnade
building in Pearl street, opposite St.
Paul's church.
"It's great fun," said Mrs. Tyrrell,
slawming the ground-floor door.
"There Is no reason at all why women
should not run ele—floors, please?—
for It Is a congenial occupation and
one that It not tiring. First floor I
"It took me only a few minutes to
learn, and—yes, sir, you'll find the
manager on the next floor—and running an elevator Is a pleasant sensation—
at least for a woman who Is a beginner at it. I know that top floor, watch
your 6tep, please."
There was nothing left to do but to step out.
B. B. Burbank, manager of the Colonnade building, said that he engaged
Mrs. Tyrrell because he had found trouble in getting an elevator boy that
would suit him.
"They have elevator girls In New York and Chicago, so I though. I
would try It out In Buffalo," he said. "It is such a success that managers
of one or two office buildings In Buffalo have been over here to see boW
practical It is."
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THE STYLISH BARNYARD.
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for Rides.
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rather lovely tails
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were a little jealous at first hut
a ldt they decided it was nice tu have
other creatures in the barnyard who
were handsome and who wore gor
geous feathers. It made the barn
yard home stylish. Of course tlw
skinny legs of the Bantams were
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"The Pea Fowls nodded their heads
when they arrived In the barnyard,
having been brought there by the
farmer. They were rather proud nnd
dkl not wish to make friends too
quickly. They thought that they
should take their time so ns to be sure
to know only the creatures of the barn
yard worth noticing.
"They were not going to be ordi
nary, common creatures who would
shriek at anything ! Indeed no. They
were going to take their time about
making friends.
"So as they came into the barnyard
nodding their heads and walking with
their tail feathers high behind them
they looked very proud and haughty. !
"Mrs. Duck still slept on. It would
he time enough to know the newcom- j
ers when she awoke. They were going
to live in the barnyard so why should
she disturb her sleep when she would
know them soon enough. This was the ;
way she had talked to the other an!- j
maïs when they had told her to stay
awake. And she had certainly slept
ns she lmd Intended to. None of the .
shrieks of 'How-do-you-do,' which a
number of the animals made to the .
Pea Fowls moved Mrs. Duck at all. ,
"Now Mrs. White Chinese Goose was j
very angry. She 1^»1 been given a
welcome when she had arrived in the
barnyard, hut she had greatly appre
ciated it. She had squealed and an
swered very pleasantly. At least she
had meant to he pleasant and even M
her voice was harsh that was not her
fault. She was far more sociable than
the other members of the Goose fam
ily.
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; dumb. So they yelled in their queer
; way. 'We are glad to see you. But
! we are beautiful and we must be care- ^
ful who we know.'
"'We are the most select set of ,
harnvard animals,' said Mrs. W hlte : at
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" 'The very idea.' she shrieked at
the Pea Fowis. 'Here we are—as fine
a sot of animals as you ever saw in all
your lives. And we are being nice tc
you. We are speaking and smiling to
you. All you have the manners to
do in return is to bow! bow! As if
that were nothing. Can't you speak?
I don't believe you can. I believe you
are beautiful dumb creatures with no p
sense at all. Oh, what a pfty ! Add
Mrs. Chinese Goose shrieked this for
all she was worth. r [
"Now that started the Tea Fowls j
; feathwg completely hi(ling their feet
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"'I should just say we were, said
the Pheasants. 'And as for beaut.v
well, look at us ! We're here. This is
a very grand barnyard.'
"And to lie sure the Pheasants were
qnlte right. For they were much like
the Pea Fowls.
Their tails were
long, heir heads
golden, and their
colors of glorious
red and green.
"And as the Pea
Fowls looked
about them, they
saw some beauti
ful ducks with
feathery hats and
different colors.
They saw the
brown pigeons and
blue pigeons, gray
pigeons and black and white ones. And
some of the pigeons had lovely ruffs i
around their necks while others had
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feet and the black and white roosters. ;
Altogether the Pea Fowls said they
had never seen such a wonderful barn- j
yard of handsome animals.
" 'You see you needn't have been so j
proud,' said Mrs. White Chinese Goose.
'It's a mighty superior barnyard.'
"And as the Pea Fowls were agree- j
lng, the Donkey brayed from the or- j
chard nearby and said : 'They can talk |
all they like about their feathers and j
their beauty, but I take the children
for rides, I do !' "
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"Whose little girl are you, sweet- j
>ss?" the kind, old gentleman asked, !
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but Florence looked at him with a
frown.
'Tm Mr. Smith's little girl," she an
swered with dicnity, "but you can't
make love to me till I am eighteen.
Mamma said so."
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STREAn GATTE FISHING
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flsh> For overhead casting while sit
tlng In a boat> the five-footer makes an
^ ea j s j ZC| and is about right for dis
tance casts. Split-bamboo rods aver
, age about an ounce to the foot, ana
: at that rate a five-footer would only
ronr wHfit« to th<» tUIie Of DV0
SPLIT-BAMBOO BA1T-CASTI NO ROD
My I>i-nr Buck:
Without a ilouht, old-timer, the one
piece rod is the ideal bait caster, hut
when it comes to toting it around, it
1 is the unhandiest article one could
find In a year's travel. You simply
i cannot tote it along on a trip without
: the haunting fear that someone will
assist you to break it, hut once on the
water with a little old one-piece split
! bamboo rod, It shows up like four-of-a
kind after a lean run. For the perma
j nent fishing camp or the chap that is
lucky enough to live right close to
! good fishing waters, there is no bet
ter rod than the one-piece.
For the two-piece rod there is but
1 one style of construction that should
be considered, and that is the short
; butt and long tip. A rod of this kind
i comes the nearest to having the same
j amount of action and strength as the
one-piece rod as the ferrule Is set well
down below the center, allowing the
strain to he distributed equally and
giving the bamboo a chance to spring
without being stiffened by a ferrule,
and the action killed. This short butt,
long-tip construction gives you a snap
py rod that shoots out the cast without
unnecessary strain on the wrists and
ami. In selecting a rod of two-piece
i construction, side-step the rod with»
the ferrule directly in the middle, the
point of greatest strain lu lauding a
fish.
Three-Piece Handy to Carry.
The main thing in favor of the
three-piece rod is the fact that you can
stick It in a suitcase and carry It with
out any bother. Every place you put
a ferrule on a rod kills that muet»
more resiliency in the bamboo. The
ferrule is unbendahle and at that point
comes the break when the loud on the
bamboo is too severe, this is a hun
dred to one shot and you can play it
clean across the hoard and never take
a chance on your money. Although
serrated ferrules are used In the more
1 expensive rods, they cannot eliminate
the severe strain which generally
» causes the rod to break either right
above or below the ferrule. Even at
! that, the three-piece rod is stronger
; than the two-piece rod when the fer
rule on the latter is in the middle.
: Early in the bait-casting game the
rods were gem-rally made either four
or four and u half feet in length, hut
as the sport grew in popularity, they
! stretched them up to six and a half
: feet, making all stops between. It is a
matter of personal choice as to length,
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{he flye footer . This makes a rod that
bag Q good swing t o it and still car
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tax your wrists to the tune of five
ounces, which Isn't such a great old
load to toss uround during tbe day's
fishing.
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The fittings of the rod are an Impor
tant feature—they not only add to the
life of the rod but also If of the right
kind, add to casting qualities, and ev
ery little help to lessen the effort and
work of casting makes quite a differ
ence in a few hours' fishing. The fer
rules should be of German silver—
they are stronger and better made
than the brass ferrules which ate gen
erally nickel-plated, and many a de
fect can be hidden under a coating of
nickel.
The selection of the hand grip, as
to style, lies between the single nnd
the double grip. After a day's cast
ing with the double grip you will won
der how you ever got along without it.
It is far more comfortable to fish
with, the upper grip giving you a
firmer and easier hold on the rod >Q
reeling in the line, arul ut the same
time eliminating the cramped position
of the left hand. If you have never
used the double grip, old man. treat
yourself to a good thing and select
that style In your next rod. In the
way of material, the solid cork grip,
which is really made of a series of
cork washers, makes the finest grip In
the game and it sure has a soft feel ta
the hand.
Of course you will want a locking
reel seat, the majority of rods have
them anyway and who wants to throw
his reel Into the drink right at the
time when he has a chance to hook the
big one. Finger-pulls are going a lit.
tie Into the discard, but it is no dis
I ^[0 into ine uisuhu, uuc iv
j grace to have one on your rod, and
! a{ . that assists the short-fingered
AAn 4 1 1 AXTÛ1N
caster to maintain better control over
his casts. If you feel that you will
have better control over your rod
with the finger pull, get It—you're the
fellow to suit, not the Innocent by«
Stander. DIXIE« <

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