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The St. Charles herald. [volume] (Hahnville, La.) 1873-1993, November 02, 1918, Image 3

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Anticipa ting the cold weather, which
•rill soon be due in Belgium and
Prance, the American Bed Cross will
make another drive for clothing to be
Sent to the destitute and helpless Bel
gians and the French. It would be
worse than indifference, it would be
heartless, to hoard any clothing that
can be spared to the population, of the
occupied territory in these countries.
The American Red Cross News Serv
ice in Washington, D. C., has wired the
following appeal:
"Five thousand tons of clothing for
the destitute people of occupied Bel
gium and France!
This Is the objective of a drive to
be conducted by the American Red
Cross at the request of Herbert C.
Hoover, chairman of the Belgian Re
lief commission, during the week be
ginning Monday, September 23. The
clothing drive of the Red Cross last
March brought in 5,000 tons of gar
C ts and it is estimated that at
: as much more will be required
to clothe the 10,000,000 peojfle in the
Occupied territory during the coming
As in the previous campaign the
tiothlng will be collected by the chap
ters of the Red Cross throughout the
United States, each chapter getting its
allotment from its division headquar
ters. There are 13 of these divisions
and each has already been apprised by
national headquarters in Washington
if the amount of clothing its chapters
are expected to produce. Every kind
tot garment, for all ages and )»oth
•exes, is urgently needed. Garments
pt strong materials are wanted as they
•rill be subjected to the hardest kind
Of wear. Flimsy garments, ballroom
dresses, high-heeled slippers, silk hats,
straw hats and derbies, which were
donated in large quantities in the last
tiothlng campaign, will not be accept
Brilliant Millinery for Winter Wear
' (T*
1 When the snow flies it will be met
fcy such rich and adequate headwear
£ appears in this group of winter
» hate. It is something of a para
fe) call this a season of brilliant
tnllllnery when dominant colors are
fftttot, with only two or three among
them that can be described as bright
Bat along with cold weather come
metal brocade* and fur. They are spar
ingty wed. but even so carry the »ag
on that belongs to rich stuffs,
ery borrows splendor from
But millinery deeervee to be called
brilliant without consideration of the
«dors favored by fashion. Shapes are
really wonderful, the moat subtly art
Ail and the most becoming that can
imagined. They are brilliant in
es and the craftsmanship of
deserves the same adjective.
In the group there are four hats and
of them are small or médium;
large. But the small hat me
in a greater proportion
three to one. Two of these mod
Ms are designed for street wear and
two are more formal—but they are all
gery wearable—that la, they can be
made to do much service. At the up
per left at the group u hat of gray
Ntvet with upturned brim is faced
slth Hudson seal and trimmed with
t Mg flat eabochin ta Made and gray.
EC only one new hat Is to be allowed
he mid-winter wardrobe, this would
to a good choice.
* Just below this model is a wide
brimmed hat of black velvet, with a
drapery about the crown of black
diva* gray brocade, edged with a
of beaver. With all this reserve
ed. Such articles would be of no um*
In his cable message to the Ameri
can Red Cross asking It to undertake
the work Mr. Hoover says that mil
lions of men, women and children are
facing shame, suffering, disease an<^
some of them death for lack of cloth-'
ing this winter.
"They must be helped," he contin
ues. "I hope the Red Cross will under
take a renewed campaign to obtain the
clothing in America. It can come onlj[
from us. Tour first campaign yielded
magnificent results, bringing in fully
5,000 tons of clothing in good condi
tion. But much more is needed 1|
these war-ravaged people are to get
through the winter in decency and
safety. In the face of brutal coercion
and spiritual suffering they remaiq
splendidly courageous. This couragq
challenges our charity. Let us match
the courage of Belgium with the gen*
eroslty of America."
Felt Hats.
Blocked felt hats, it is thought iq
some quarters, will come in for a big
portion of popularity next winter for
the reasau that so many women have
gone Into business and are dressing
either in uniform or in very business
like clothes. Really the only hats that
look well with these trig clothes are*
those which are blocked, and, while not
exactly stiff, still have a deal of for
mality and dignity about them. A new
one was seen, in beaver felt, with a
high crown and narrow brim that
rolled at the back and tipped down
over the face at the front It had a
single ornament of the same shade at:
the left side front, and not even a
band around the crown. This hat would,
have made a lovely finish for a blue;
serge suit and its wearing possibilité»
would have been boundless.
in color everyone win concede that
Gils picturesque model Is both brll-j
liant and serviceable—that Is it will fit
In with many backgrounds. A ma
tronly hat of the same character ap
pears at the upper right of the group.
It is one of those tali crowned, nar
row brimmed hats that match the dig-,
allied poise of middle age. It Is of
a deep, soft petunia—a reddish pur
ple and its trimming is an ostrich
"pine tree" ornament like It in odor,
but in several shades.
(Strips of long-napped beaver In cas
tor color make the youthful tarn that
appears below. It Is fnxzy and win
try looking, and, by assuming the re
sponsibility of a pair of wings for
trimmings, puts itself la the class of
all-round-wear hats.
Late Fail Suit Styles.
There are a great many very distinc
tive suits for women being shown for
the late fall trade, and that they are
liked to evidenced by the number of
orders which buyers are placing for
them. One very smart suit has a coat
with tight-fitting sleeves, narrow
shoulders and somewhat fitted bodice.
There is no waistline on this coat
however, and it hangs loosely down
nearly to the knees, flaring oat slight
ly and suggestive of the bell shape.
The peg-top skirt It, used with this
model, gathered together In the back
at the waist and tapering to the ankles
in n narrow draped effect Suits of
this sort are most frequently trimmed
with fur, bearer or skunk being uv efi .
Pastor Charged With Murder of
Wife Had Many Love
'S*. Affairs.
hocused Divine Said to Have Planned
Marriage With One Girl After Pay.
ing Ardent Suit to
Wells Depot Me.—A cloak of mys
tery surrounds the death of Mrs. Min
nie Stevens Hall, wife of the Rev. Hen
ry H. Hall, pastor of the Union Bap
tist church here, who declared that
She fell from a high bridge to a pile of
rocks In a dry creek on the night of
June 1L The minister has been lodged
In Jail at Alfred, Me., charged with
the murder of Mrs. Halt Numerous
3tories of the prisoner's flirtations have
been circulated and detectives rfre se
curing considerable evidence in the
most sensational case that has been
brought to light in Maine In many
The body of the woman has been
exhumed. The autopsy was made in
the dimly lighted chapel of the little
Baptist church where Mr. Hall had
preached. Within three hours of the
time that her body was disinterred and
submitted to a critical official exami
nation it was returned to its casket
and grave, and laid at rest forever.
Had Many Love Affairs.
Developments of a startling nature
have been made, during the investiga
tion. Among them was the fact that
the accused preacher was In four im
petuous love affairs at the same time
and one of them was with a woman of
mystery in whom the officers are deep
ly Interested. She is a Portland wom
an known as "Mrs. Allen," and the
The Two Women Faced Each Other.
police of that city have been called
apon for aid in locating her. "
At the same time Hall was declared
to have been engaged to marry "Katie"
Gerow, of Wells, to have been paying
attention to her twenty-one-year-old
Bister, Grace, and to have a living legal
wife at the same time. Mrs. Hall learn
ed of her husband's numerous Infatu
ations, which ranged from flirtations to
marriage engagements, it was alleged.
When Hall was a patient at the Ma
rine hospital at Portland, he received
dally visits from another woman. She
is said to have carried him flowers and
It was thought that she was to marry
him. Mrs. Hall went to the hospital
one day to see her husband, and while
she was at his bedside the woman ap
peared for her customary visit, bnt was
informed that she could not go into the
ward because at that time the patient's
wife was with him. The visitor ex
claimed that Hall had no wife, and in
sisting that he was engaged to be mar
ried to her. rushed into the ward where
she demanded an explanation from
HalL Hospital attendants took a hand
In the affair when the two women faced
each other and realized the truth.
On the day of the funeral of his wife,
Hall was almost blithesome. At the
borne of the wife's mother, when the
funeral cortege was being formed, he
beckoned to a woman to ride in the
carriage with him and in which were
his wife's moth« and his daughter,
JTrance *. There had been village gos
sip which linked the minister's name
with the woman, and Mrs. Stephens
was unable to withstand the added in
dignity of riding in the same carriage
with the woman. She protested and
her objectionable companion was re
Sentiment le Divided.
The people of the community are di
vided as to the guilt or Innocence of
the minist«. The members of his con
gregation believe him innocent and de
clare the charges preferred are the
work of enemies whose ill will be se
cured by conducting a vigorous cam
paign against gambling. The Gerow
girls Indignantly deny that their rela
tions with the Rev. Mr. Hall were oth
er than proper and that they were In
terested in him only because of his
religious activities.
Sheridan, Wyo„ has passed an or
dinance closing all places of business
on Sundays and legal holidays.
Wanderer Returns After Absence
of Thirteen Years and Asks
to Be Forgiven.
Chicago.—Bronzed and sunburned,
Paul Thiel, who deserted his wife and
family 13 years ago, has returned to
Chicago after many years of prospect'
Ing In the West, wandering In Mexico,
working in a restaurant In Kansas
City, Mo., and running a bar in the
"Barbary coast" of San Francisco,
Thiel returned as from the grave and
came home surrounded In an atmos
H1« deception by His Wife Wu Coot.
phere of mystery' and romance. But
there was no romance about It for his
wife, Martha, whose name appeared
in the directory as "Martha, widow ot
If Thiel expected that all would be
forgiven and that his Journey would
end In a lovers' meeting he was disap
pointed. His reception by his wife was
cool. The children, however, were more
lenient and it is through their hearts
that Thiel is seeking to win back the
lost love of his wife. The wanderer,
pending his banishment, is the guest of
his married daughter, Mrs. Robert
Thiel returned to Chicago to see his
oldest son, George, before the boy was
called to the colors. George, who was
a little curly headed fellow when his
father left, is now eighteen and is anx
ious to get into the service.
"We are for dad," said George. "He'»
going to stay, and we like him."
But with the mother It was different.
No regrets can quite blot out the mem
ory of 13 bitter years.
"Why should I take him back?" she
asked. "He left me with four little
children. We were living in the coun
try at the time and he was working in
a greenhouse. I hadn't a cent and
had to write to my relatives in Chicago
ln ord« to get back to town. Then I
worked in a laundry to buy clothes for
the children and to send them to
schooL I had an opportunity to many
again. Once was enough. I don't need
a husband, bnt if the children want a
father—well, it's up to them."
During his roaming through the
West and in Mexico, Thiel never wrote
to his family. When he finally ap
peared after his years of absence, the
wanderer decided to remain in Chi
Stevens Point, WIs.—When
John Liss was arrested for en
gaging In an argument with Joe
Ostrowski, who was also taken
Into custody, John calmly set
the cot in his cell afire and went
to sleep. Joe woke up to find
himself nearly smothered and to
see John still slumbering amid
a circle of flames. Joe gave the
alarm and with John was re
leased, only to be haled Into
court and fined as per schedule.
Taka Possession of His Sun Umbrella
On Busy City Street
Amsterdam, N. Ï. —Bees put a-trafflo
officer here to rout. Traffic Policeman
Albert Leagher left his post for a few
minutes. When be returned he found
a swarm of bees In possession of hl4
sun umbrella. Hf to stationed at the
busiest crossing In the dty. A large
crowd gathered. For three hours all
kinds of methods for driving bees from
their perch were tried.
Finally Ralph Kline, engineer In the
department of public works, flirted
with the queen bee and got her away.
Tho rest followed.
Policeman Stops Gam»
Kansas City, Mo.— Odilo A. Cyre,
nineteen, of Clyde, Kan., arrived at the
Union station here with $51. He came
to enlist in Unde Sam's navy.
Two strangers offered to escort him
to the recruiting station. In a near-by
saloon the strangers argued as to his
weight Each had lifted Cyre several
times when a police officer hove in
sight and took a hand In the proceed
ings. Six dollars and a watch had
been "lifted" from Cyre.
Preventable Waste to Amount of
$ 1,943,000,000 Going on in America
By Prof. E. B. HOUSE, Colorado Agricultural College, Fort CnWln., Colo.
In this country we waste $500,000,000 annuallj
in soil erosions—a loss that could be stopped by the
farmer. W e lose $238,000,000 a year through floods
and at least $100,006,000 of this could be prevented by
proper farm draining. Each year insects destroy oui
crops to the value of $659^)00,000. Live stock dis
2 eases which are preventable cost us another $100,
000,000. We lose $40,000,000 a year by the careless
handling of eggs. Rats, mice, gophers and other small
animals destroy crops to the value of $100,000,000 a
year. These could be controlled and totally extermi
nated. A great deal of fruit and many vegetables are wasted on the farm.
These could all be canned at home, and we would have a saving of a
hundred million dollars. America's annual bill for not taking the right
care of farm machinery amounts to $25,000,000. America's careless and
wasteful handling of apples and potatoes makes at least another $10,000,
000. Authorities state that the sum total of our neglected fences, roads
and farm buildings represents another loss of $250,000,000.
It is a pimple problem in arithmetic to sum up all these. Sum them
up and you will find that they total $1,943,000,000—a sum that is cer
tainly worth thinking about.
Millions of Men Under Hapsburg Ty ranny
Are Longing for Real Freedom
The Jugo-Slav8 of the Adriatic provinces and the Czecho-Slovaks of
the north look to America as the deliverer from Hapsburg tyranny.
Twenty-eight million people trodden down by a Gorman-Magyar minority
are with the allies heart and souL
In the dual monarchy there are, roughly speaking, 12,000,000 Au^
tro-Germans and 10,000,000 Magyars. Opposed to these ruling races
are 8,500,000 Czecho-Slovaks, 5,000,000 Poles, 4,000,000 Roumanians^
7,000,000 Jugo-Slavs, 3,000,000 Bohemians and nearly 1,000,000 Italians.
For nearly fifty years the diplomatic relations between Germany and
Austria have been dictated by the Hapsburg policy of playing off one race
against another to prevent insurrection. The kaiser has backed Austria's
hand because the freedom of the oppressed races in the dual monarchy
would put an end. to the whole Mittel-Europa scheme.
The Roumanians, the Italians, the Jugo-Slavs all want to be joined
to the kindred race with which they are by blood allied. Alone of the
subject races the Czecho-Slovaks have no free fraction of their own people
outside the Austrian empire with whicji to be united.
But the Czecho-Slovaks are irreconcilable—and with a free Bohemi*
the dream of central Europe is impossible. Many years ago Bismarck
•aid, "The master of Bohemia is the master of Europe." Every German
and Austrian statesman since his ti*e has kept this before him as »
practical rule of conduct
If the Jugo-Slav territory were united Austria-Hungary would be cut
off from the Adriatic, which would be fatal to the military plans of
That is why the, nationalistic aspirations for freedom of the Jugo
Slavs and the Czechoslovaks are tremendously important to the Allies.
Patriotic Women of America Are Urged to
Buy Less Clothes and Save Wool
By MISS E. M. HYLE. University of Mmouh, College of Agriculture
The patriotism of American women will be tested this year by the
way they solve their clothing problem. The woman who buys a new
wool suit or dress, when she has an old one which she can freshen tip
or remodel, is a slacker. America produces only enough wool to supply
one-half to two-thirds her normal needs. The average amount of wool
required for a civilian is eight pounds a year, while for a fully equipped]
soldier it is about thirteen times this amount, or 106 pounds. When the
army is increased to five million men it is estimated that ,no civilian cai
have any new wool clothes. Even at present it is not possible for 6ol
diers' blankets and suits to be all wool. The army blankets now contai^
35 per cent reworked wool, and there is 25 per cent cotton and 25
cent shoddy in some of the material used for soldiers.
The manufacturers of women's clothing are doing their part in he!
ing in this wool situation. They have agreed to limit themselves to a
styles, to garments with little or no wool trimming, such as extra pock^
belts and straps, to use material for garments which contains
reworked wool, to use models which require a small amount of
and to reduce the use of samples. It is estimated that if sample gi?
is eliminated 67,000 soldiers can be clothed on what is thus saved,
government by cutting six inches from 7,000,000 soldiers' overcoat
able to make 31,200 more coats.
If a woman finds nothing in her trunk or attic which she can
over for herself this winter and finds that she must buy a new
garment, she should buy, if possible, a garment which is not nav
or khaki color, because the government needs these dyes. If
she should not buy doth of the weave found in soldiers' garment
the looms which manufacture these weaves need to be kept busy
rials for soldiers' supplies. She should choose a design that is not i
in style.
Women should ask themselves this year, "How few clothes
along with?" and not "How much hare I to spend for clothing!
essential clothing should be eliminated because the production]
such material means that labor, machinery, fuel and transpoz
being diverted from war purposes. Nonessential clothing is
not required to maintain physical efficiency.
Men's collars have again advanced in price. The ever!
tilde of a nation would go out to some Washington board
declare them nonessential these days.
The German birth rate is said to be falling off rapidly,
fnl news than this, however, is the increase in the German

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