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The St. Charles herald. [volume] (Hahnville, La.) 1873-1993, June 01, 1918, Image 4

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Barrel of Apples Makes One Peck of Trouble
C HICAGO.—The motormnn's life In full of vexing problems. After a long.
hard winter, full of difficulties, delays, cold hands and feet and petty
Quarrels with passengers, he looks forward to the balmy spring days. Then
the patrons of the street cars are in
a joyful mood and the spring sunshine
brings out their good nature. They
are not harassed by heavy clothing.
The green grnss peeping through the
earth cheers them up and they murmur
"This is the life.''
With the coining of the warm days
the street car chauffeur sees a better
world. No more wagons on the tracks,
no breakdowns, doors that open easily
and everything so happy and gay. P.ut,
alas, he has not reckoned with the
small boy. That chap, ever full of mischief, ever watchful of a chance to
play a trick that will reap him a good laugh and perhaps a "chase" by the
unfortunate victim of the trick.
A Sixty-first street car was merrily bowling along the street. The motor
man had a wide grin on his face. The conductor was checking up his books
preparatory to a quick leave when the car reached the barn. With the right
of way clear the popular automobile of the poor people was Insured a fast
Hut alas! A barrel of apples stood innocently in front of a comer gro
cery. Along came a small boy. In an instant the barrel was overturned and
hundreds of apples rolled Into the street. The motorman's grin changed to
sardonic laughter. Passengers silently cursed and the conductor knew he'd
be late at home. There were cold suppers that night. The motorman could
not start the car until the apples were gathered.
"In springtime a young boy's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of mischief."
Couldn't Get Cocktail Because of Her Uniform
N EW YORK.—A tall, dignified woman, of what might be termed the Inter
esting age to avoid trouble, walked into the Park Avenue hotel's dining
room with a couple of friends, and by way of introducing luncheon ordered
cocktails for the party. "I am sorry,
madam," said the waiter, "but I cannot
serve you." "Why not?" "Because
you wear the army uniform."
The tall, handsome woman wore the
khaki of the Medical corps, and was
forsooth an officer In the corps, a sur
geon bent on going abroad to serve
with the Pershing forces. Her blouse
was cut English fashion, revealing a
tie that sported the golden serpent
that Is the emblem of the corps.. The
lady In khaki refused to be turned
down on the prohibition issue. She demanded that George C. Brown, who
bosses everything around the place, be called. She laid the case before him
Brown took a peep at the uniform and sustained the waiter.
"Women have the same privileges and the same responsibilities that men
have now," he said. "The government doesn't know the difference between a
warrior In khaki and a warrioress, and they'd send me over for a year for
gratifying the most beautiful thirst in America if it wore uniform."
At dinner that night a perfectly cool lady In khaki was waiting calmly
on a sofa before the dining room for the hapless Brown to come back. Brown
according to a late report, went to his room via a fire escape.
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Court Rules Woman's Toilet "Trash" Is Necessar>
R ICHFORD, N. Y.—Young men call them foolish frills. Husbands call them
trash. Women call them make-up. But, hereafter, soap and perfume
that are to be found on milady's dressing table are to have legal standing
In court as "a customary part of a
woman's upkeep." The decision was
handed down by a village police Judge
here after weighing every side of the
question. And, take it from Louis J
Whelan, who must pay an additional
dollar each week to his wife because
of it, the judicial finding Is one that Is
attracting considerable Interest In this
Whelan, who Is a foreman gardener
on an estate near here, was summoned
into court by his wife, who declared
that the $9 weekly he was paying for her support was Insufficient in these
panicky times of war and costly living to keep her In the necessities of life
"But she spends it all on trash—fancy soap, face powder, and all that
trash," began Whelan.
Just then the judge cleared his throat, frowned down upon him and
brought the complaining husband to a sudden stop.
"Yes, they're trash, but they're a customary part of a woman's upkeep."
Whelan agreed that he would pay the sum, although the decision had
not changed his opinion in the least.
Detroit Tommy's Revenge on His Doting Mother
T OLEDO._There are no grounds to believe that TqHimle McDuffie of Detroit
ever read the adventures of that juvenile philosopher "Penrod Scofield"
und yet the completeness of his revenge on a mother who favored "middy"
blouses" for a thirteen-year-old young __
man when the young man wanted
"cord'roys." smacks of that fictional
hero's nmst abandoned crimes.
Tommie is in jail in Toledo, and
locked up with him is the queerest col
lection of clothes that a Detroit news
boy ever had the patience to gather
and the consummate nerve to wear.
He appeared in a ravishing gown of
rustling silk, neatly pointed low shoes,
with high French heels, silken hose,
a flower-pot hat that, apparently, had
I chosen for its impossible combination of equally impossible flowers, a
hite silk shirtwaist, somewhat soiled in front where a piece of "lick'riee"
had fallen, a green silk parasol, although it was cold and cloudy, a cretonne
knitting hag and, crowning his disguise, a blonde wig.
Tn this garb Tommie swept up to the desk of the Park hotel and régi»
tered as "Miss Evelyn Smith Carew, Detroit." The clerk, after viewing the
n«rnl effect of the prospective guest, was startled on observing "her hands,
were red somewhat chapped, grimy and the knuckles seemed to give
mute Evidence that th.ir owner had been recently playing marbles in a ein
der The real Tommie asserted himself at the police station, where a large,
red faced and grinning policeman demanded a kiss.
«hatcher doin', kiddin' somebody? I'll bust you with this bum
^ hip stiff" was the highly unladylike announcement of Tommie,
gershoot, y° u '
aS h A SLÄ injured dignity soothed, Tommie explained the mystery
ofjiis appearance. middy blouses to sell papers in," the mas-
--- ï 0th " ,7 -i « a « «onrw- Gee: These middy Mouses
querader said. wear. I thought if she wanted me to look like a
are nothing for a these things a little at a time and then I hid
girl I'd go the u • everything I put 'em on and started for Cleve
them in the cellar. Alter i t,««
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American Explorer and Wife Are
Trapped on a South Sea
Craft Appears Off Harbor as King
Nagapate and His Savages Were
Preparing for a Feast on
Human Flesh.
Snn Francisco.—Mr. and Mrs. Mar
tin Johnson, explorers and "movie"
folk, have arrived in San Francisco,
after spending a year in the wastes
of the South Sea islands, where they
Induced cannibals and other varieties
of savages to look pleasant and re
strain their appetites while they were
being photographed. Many ami varied
were their experiences and they ob
tained several thousand feet of films,
showing among other natives a race
distinct from any other in the Solo
mon group of islands. The largest are
four feet and six inches tall, while the
average is a little over three feet in
height. Johnson found that the world
war has affected even the South Sea
Islands, as all large vessels have been
commandeered and the small err ft
are scarce.
Trapped by Cannibal King.
Johnson is a native of Independ
ence, Kan., and a well-known explorer.
He traveled the Pacific with Jack Lon
don In the Smirk. His wife is a na
tive of New York city.
During their voyage Mr. and Mrs.
Johnson visited the Island of Malli
cala, where Nagapate, the chief high
sachem of the Big Number tribe,
showed a fondness for their company
and sought to detain them. After land
ing Johnson made a reel of film and
then, accompanied by nine armed na
tives and a group of naked boatmen,
Impossible for Johnson or His Wife to
Defend Themselves.
he and his wife sought Nagapate, who
happened to be on a hill near the
coast. As the party approached the
throne, Nagapate gave some orders at
which the carrier boys dropped the
camera. Another order brought forth
an army of Nagnpate's followers who
had been concealed In the surround
ing brush. All were armed, making it
impossible for Johnson or his wife to
defend themselves.
Rescued by Warship.
The chief gave more orders and
groups of men started to lead Johnson
In one direction and Mrs. Johnson in
another. At that time there appeared
in the bay a British man-of-war carry
ing the French and British governor of
the island, who had heard that the
Johnsons were visiting Mallicala. Two
white men, it seems, had been slain
and eaten by the cannibals a year bp
fore, which made the governor a little
anxious about the venturesome pair.
The presence of the ship caused the
natives to release the Johnsons, who
managed to esc; be with the loss of a
camera and soin! other equipment.
Husband in Cr<- s-Petition In Divorce
Suit Charges Wife With Un
usual Cruelty.
Topeka, Kan.—Clothes lines are
made to hang clothes on. not children,
and to do so Is an act of cruelty, al
leges J. A. Mallory, in his cross-peti
tion answering Vira Mallory's appeal
for a divorce in the Shawneee county
Mallory had four children by his
first wife. lie married the present
Mrs. Mallory in May, 1912. A year
later, the cross-petition alleges, she
conceived a violent dislike for Adabel,
three years old.
As a punishment for minor offenses
Mrs. Mallory is alleged to have planed
the little girl to the clothes Hue Un
fastening u clothespin to the child's
Months by hunting
Missing Youths Are Recognized
by Storekeeper When They
Buy Supplies.
Topeka, Kan.—Carl Lutlu-y and
Winnett Robinson, two high school
boys who disappeared from thoir
homes, near Top, ka, Kan., on Novem
ber 10, 1917, and were believed to
have enlisted in the United States
army or navy, have been located in
Solomon valley, near Cawker City. Tin
lads have been living in the open air,
trapping on the Solomon river and
hunting in that section of Kansas.
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Lived by Trapping.
They were discovered when thpy ap
peared at a store in Cawker City and
purchased a chicken and some white
bread for Sunday dinner. They re
fused to answer questions regarding
themselves, but their identity was dis
closed through photographs that had
been sent broadcast throughout the
West. The lads appeared to be in ex
cellent health.
Immediately after the report was
made by the Cawker City storekeeper
to Sheriff Hugh Lorimer of Topeka,
the fathers of the two boys, W. R.
Robinson and Louis Luthey, left for
Solomon valley, where they attempted
to persuade the young men to return to
their homes.
Both boys were close followers of
the adventures of Daniel Boone and
other famous trappers. Two weeks
before their departure from home they
had purchased trapping outfits and
books on trapping. When they disap
peared from home they carried small
traveling bags and a minimum amount
of clothing. They dropped out of sight
completely. Every recruiting station
for the army or navy in the United
States was informed as to the identity
of the lads, but this precaution brought
no results.
Whether it was patriotism in ob
serving meatless days, poor hunting, or
hunger for the food of civilization that
caused the journey to Cawker City is
not known. It is sufficient that the
trip disclosed the whereabouts of the
young men and gave their parents an
opportunity to find them.
' Seattle, Wash.—He did not
know his own name during
twenty-four years. That's the
story of Label Stein of this
For twenty-four years Stein
believed that a Rhode Island
court had changed his name to
Stone, and it was not until he
applied for a civil service posi
tion and produced his naturali
zation papers at the commis
sion's request that his error was
discov ered.
Du Bois, Pa., Editor Ventures the
Opinion That the Stunt Should
Be "Fifty-Fifty."
Du Bois. Pa.—The editor of the Du
Bois Courier received the following let
ter :
"Dear Sir—I would like to have the
pleasure to get In your paper a small
place for a question. When a boy
comes to the first time in love with a
girl, who is entitled to the first kiss,
the boy to the girl or the girl to the
"Truly, KATIE."
The editor ventured the opinion that
the oscillatory stunt should be "fifty
Claims Unluckiest Title.
Pitcairn. Pa.—George W. Huff, a
Pennsylvania railroad employee, lays
claim to tin* title of "unluekiest man."
He was working on an engine when a
pinch bar struck him on the chin and
knocked him to the ground. In fall
ing, he struck a piece of steel and sus
tained a lacerated scalp, and when his
foot caught between two ties he was
thrown in such a manner that tho
muscles of his back were badly
Prussianism Cannot Be Tolerated in a
World Devoted to Liberty
By OTTO H KAHN. lt«<A<-.. New Yo.lt
I was born in Gorman
v . ] served in the German
I \\ . I 1 I 1 1 A i I • " . 1 . . r _
, ! Iv „minded wiili German b l.-.f. - -
army. 1 ua cIom n , O rrj.anv
thre.-ts until the outbreak of tbtn w ' 1 * ..... fea r- a"
n,„l 1 kii.,»- II,.- .............. ........ ... .
nil.....no..... .... G.-rmai.y a y;'' var
* \j for World fMilejlieHt. I he lr "' ' . ay.ee
f coming and fought a. ..un i
against the system. . . ... Vi .
' i .rf ...y tW ."; ..
A„..lir I k,„.>v that O- »
meant to have a footing m South America ami j ' x , uer
threaten this very country of ours. In UGH A«. >na J
Serbia and so informed Italy, then her ally. ^ y . .. H
The spirit which brought about this war ua, expresse' •
German who wrote years before the war started, the fo "Wi. ^^ ^
"You shall love peace as a means to prépaie -■ ^ . /( ,j
that a good cause may hallow even war, but 1 say v
war which hallou> every cause." (
And the new.-paper Yorwacrts before the war ^ ^
Camarilla of war lords is working with absolute, : u'"'
carry out their fearful .h-igns to precipitate a world war. ' ^ ^ __
Americans of German blood know that it wa.- not t.a. 'T*
of which we are proud—that brought about war, but the G> .
The world has been hurt within these pa.T three yar- a ' K f
hurt before. In the gloomy and accusing procession of in...i.. f . -y
pain which was started on that thrice accursed day of Ju.}, 1^1 , -• ■
inflicted on Americans of German descent takes its tragica-*.- -
place. The iron has entered our souls.
We have been wantonly robbed of invaluable posse.--.ons v,......
come down to us through the centuries; we have been rendered a-.-. f - -
of that in which we took pride; we have been made the enemies l.". -v f -
our own blood; our very names carry the sound of a chalk nge -
world. Surely we have all too valid a title to rank amongst t.'.o-e ku - y •
terly aggrieved by Prussianism, and to align ourselves in the «er« - >re
front of those who in word and deed are fighting to rid the world forever
of that malignant growth.
Stop Playing Germany's War Game
by Continually Talking of Peace
It is time that the United States stopped playing Germany's game.
Germany, sure of her ability to keep her own peoples solid for war,
talks peace. We, stopping our own efforts to listen and to answer, cripple
and confuse both ourselves and our allies.
It is the old, old game, of the two burglars in the jewelry shop. One
engages the proprietor in conversation while the other robs the safe.
While Hertling gives vent to as choice a lot of mendacious hot air, as
the world has ever heard, Hindenburg tramples upon prostrate Russia and
adds another corpse to his rapidly accumulating collection.
And we, soft-hearted, soft-headed, kindly-souled, peace-loving, peace
inured people that we are, gabble on while murder is committed before our
very eyes.
We had better begin to realize that this thing we have embarked in is
not a joint debate but a war. Every day that we spend in conversation and
that Germany spends in war, is a two days' loss to us and a two davV gam
for them.
Time is the essence of victory for Germany as well as for ourselves.
We have not now enough ships both to supply our troops in France and to
handle other necessary shipping as well. Every day that we delav in
bringing every effort that we as a nation possess to the successful prosecu
tion of the war, means a day gained for the development of the new re
sources that she has captured by force of arms.
How much longer do we intend to stand in the front door talking to
the well-dressed confidence man while his beetle-browed pal commits mur
der in the back room ?
We have already bought a good half dozen German gold bricks. How
many more must we purchase before we think we've got enough?
Great Need of Fearless Men to Carry
Our Flag to Foreign Ports
By HENRY HOWARD. Director ol Recruiting Service. U. S. Shipping Borui
The sea's «ill to our country's youth today is clear and strong. At no
other period in our national life has need Uvn greater than now for fear
less men to curry our flag through stress of war and storm to foreign port*.
The American merchant muriner of today takes rank m the greatest of all
wars—the ultimate struggle of liberty and foree Ivside the ho-ro-'d
brothers of the army and the navy, an exemplar of the strength and pie- *v
of this free and ehnnlrotis new world. In his hands we trust our 'ra ' •
but more than tins, we trust our honor, too. Neither shall tvnsh s 0 1 v - -
ns our mariners sail the seas. Their «tiling is a elienshed legaov f- In'
God-fearing forefathers, who m their day sailed hard and far on errand's >f
peaceful commerce, while ever r«id\ to tight for freedom l''-,- i.......
ants of sueli men do not fail m their dut\ when the sea calls *\- m .,
time of war.
The wavs of the sailor may have been lost to ...
'"*'0 ot generations of
peaceful land pursuit!«, hut (lie c ,ilt m m their blood and. w ..i, , ,
pose they say to the sea. ''Take me and teach me «bat you Mould a u
do." This response, from nlmru to shorn of a mightx land, makes Pol > ' !
the new. great things Ammo n o. doing „„ (|,,, M , ;l {o 0)u j ( , i _ J "
thousand new ships now taking shape upon our -.hot - i„. . •
1 * \ i.i r'.u.in r.vTWin:
sailors by tens o! thminnmls wilt go forth without fear
Veterans m sea mm i ice «,11 have (mined the new ,Miners to r .. { t
—and so wilt he wrought a strong, nt.we knit d! l„.
. >o run roan is rsonnei for
our reborn merchant marine
A dollar in woilh onli , r. ,-enta in I»etimntk hot \
buv iust us much butlm « ,11, ,1 O o you ^ *
>ou ,nu probably

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