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1 IfcMmiiqau jamtlr CHAS. f MOaaAU,:'RUß.,?^or BAY ST. LOuTi ~ MISSISSIPPI Grip takes to the low-necked, low •hoed girl. Many a bachelor will breathe easier, •or leap year has gone. This should be a good year, for there Is luck in odd numbers. Love Is the one game that has no •ode of rules, and wants none. How is It that fudge can be sent by parcel post, though dynamite la ro tated? The get rich quick rascal always has a get rich quick victim. They g< together. Mules are no joke, at least not Mis souri mules, for they now command fill a head Make Courtship a Science la the nu tto of the Fathers and Mothers’ club of Boston. Sir Thomas Llpton says liquor drinking Is ruining the nations And tea is so cheap, too! "If society women smoke." remarks one of them, "that's their business " Also, the tobacconists. A car horse in New York committed suicide. Another instance of human intelligence In animals. Dr. Woods Hutchinson, as champion of pie and the hard-boiled egg, talks like, a railroad lunch counter. Going down to the sea In ships seems to be about as perilous In this enlightened age as ever It was. Caging all available microbes In one's living room Is about as bright as warming a serpent in one’s bosom. The world’s aluminum Industry la said to be under control, but the spell ing cf it has never been regulated. A disagreeing pair were likened to kittens by a magistrate. Then, again, they are sometimes called panthers. Owners of automobiles must envy poets who exercise their own sweet will about taking out poetic licenses. Gerrnapy’s federal council refuses U block dueling in the army. Its members may have feared being chal lenged, The seed catalogs are coming in and all your resolutions against gar den making this year will be met and overcome. France complains that the automo biles are destroying her good roads — the famous routes nationales of the Napoleonic era. Surely the title of meanest man must be passed over to that fellow who sued the man who took him rid ing In his auto because he was hurt in an accident. A college professor declares It Is not always easy to tell the difference between genius and idiocy. One great difference Is that the Idiots generally escape consequences. Somebody has invented a cowcatch er for automobiles, which may or may not relieve the anxiety with which the klne have been afflicted ever since the advent of the petrol cart. It Is said in a New York college that more city boys are studying farming than country boys. This, however, may be only the natural reaction of wanting something different. Titled males are renting them selves out as afternoon tea attractions In London for from $7.50 to sls a tea. The Impoverished aristocracy is learn ing methods of high finance. A baby girl in Boston Is being trained up to become a perfect wom an. If her ideal destiny is fulfilled, she is going to be so lonely that she will wonder if perfection pays. In Denver a bill has been introduced threatening dire punishment for phy sicians who remove healthy appen dices. Which causes the question: "Is a removed appendix a healthy one?” The society to abolish useless gift giving is to be extended to take In a crusade against useless tipping. But the trouble about the latter Is the gigantic difficulty of telling in advance when tipping Is useless. A New Jersey judge rules that S2O Is enough for any woman to pay for a suit. But wait until New Jer sey Is annexed by New York city, and see how completely he will reverrse himself. The fingerbowl of the restaurants Is to go. It Is now classed with the roll er towel and the common drinking cup. In even high class restaurants only a few finger bowls are kept, and these do service for many pa trons. The message caught at Arlington. Va,, from the Eiffel tow’er. In Paris, shows that the possibilities of the wireless are practically limitless. The girdling of the earth by the power of man will soon be more than a poetic fiction. Girls who seek beauty are advised by an expert to wash and iron clothes. It is safe to say that is the only In ducement that would prevail upon them to undertake so important. If unpopular, a household task. Since wireless communication Is to be established between this govern ment’s station in Arlington, Va., and fthat of the French government on the 'Eiffel tower, it may be possible for our women to change Che styles daily In accordance with the dictates oI Paris fashion makers THEM ~ T WWrSiih Hundreds Claim Kinship With a Late Millionaire. Letters From Alleged Relatives of J- K. Zimmerman, Who Died In testate, Pour In Upon the Administrators. Kansas City.—The lure of a chance, no matter how slight, to share in the $1,000,000 left by the late J. K. Zim merman, a stockman, of this city, who died Intestate October 6, Is prompting scores of persons to write J. E. Guin otte, probate judge, for particulars. The fortune hunters live in all parts of the country. Judge Quinotte is not the only one receiving letters. Not a day passes that Sam B. Strother and F. P. Neal, administrators, do not receive letters claiming relationship to the wealthy stockman. They have succeeded to date in finding twenty-seven heirs who claim a part of the estate. They are Investigating the claims of as many more. Some of the investigations will require more acumen than that re quired to solve a Chinese puzzle. Here is one, for Instance: W. M. Spare, Cisco, 111., writes: “While I can’t claim kinship with the deceased, it is quite within the range of possibilities. My grandmoth er’s name was Zimmerman and mar ried Joseph D. Long of Pennsylvania and moved to this section of Illinois somewhere about the year of 1830 to 1833. She had a brother by the name of Benjamin and another by the name of Obidiah, or possibly the last name was the son ot the former. But I’ll admit our ancestry is rather vague on my grandmother’s side, except the names and places I have stated." Grafton Zimmerman of Elmer, Mo., is very sure part of that $1,000,000 be longs to him. He says: “I believe I am an heir to part of the estate. My father’s name was Pe ter Zimmerman and was born in Han over, Pa. Now if you can or will give me instructions how to proceed in ma king claim you will greatly oblige me.” W. N. Walker of Limestone, Tenn., believes he can produce a number of legal heirs. He says: “We think some of the heirs are in our town. For any information you can give me I will be thankful.” A woman In Duluth, Minn., put her PLACED HIS BAN ON EVILS Indulgence in Smoking and Liquor Means Forfeit by Heirs of Share in Rich Estate. Bloomington, 111. —Before Mora and Leita Murdock, and their brother Max, children of the late J. T. Murdock of Salle county, can benefit under their father’s will, they must appear before the probate court and take a solemn oath that they have not smoked or chewed tobacco nor parta ken of intoxicating liquors for two years previously. The last will and testament of the dead millionaire is unique in the an nals of the probate courts of central Illinois. While the testator was know r n to be a total abstainer himself, he was never intolerant in his refer ence to others who might drink or smoke, and the will just placed on record by the administrator was a great surprise to his family and friends. To guard against a false affidavit, Mr. Murdock provided that in the event such deceit was resorted to, that a protest made by any person ac quainted with the facts must he given consideration by the court. Should the accusation be substantiated, the person who made the false affidavit must forfeit all share in the estate. The heirs are given life interest In the property, and the will provides that the anti-tobacco and anti-liquor stipulations are also binding upon their children and grandchildren. The will bequeaths the personal property to the widow and divides the real estate equally between the two daughters and son. All three children are grown and prominent in society circles. The trio sqy that there will be no danger of any forfeit of their share in the estate, as all are opposed to the use of tobacco and intoxicants. The clause of the will relating to tobacco and liquor reads as follows: "It has been my aim and ambition during the whole time I have been ac quiring and saving the property here in devised, to leave the same for the improvement of the jnlnds. and not for the debasement of the bodies of those w’ho may come into its possession. To that end. after due deliberation. It Is my will, and I do hereby especially provide, that no one who uses tobacco, by smoking or chewing, or shall be in the habit of using intoxicating liquor as a beverage, shall have any share In the property or income thereof de vised by me. Before anyone shall take any benefit or any property be queathed or devised by me, such one, my wife excepted, shall file in the court where this will may be admitted to probate, his or her affidavit, and such other additional proof as may be required to convince the court of the truth of such affidavit, that he or she has not used tobacco, for smoking or chewing, nor has been in the habit of getting intoxicated or of using intox icating liquors as a beverage during the full period of the two years imme diately prior to the time such affidavit shall be filed.’’ “KING” OF SWAN’S ISLE DEAD Picturesque Carer of Alonzo Adams* Yankee Skipper, Ended In Bos ton Hospital. Boston. Mass.—Alonzo Adams, one time Tmkee skipper, later “king” of Swan’s island In the Caribbean sea. and for the last few years a Connecti cut farmer, is dead at the Massachu setts General hospital In this city at the age of 78. Mr Adams or "the king." as fee Rev. Horace K. Holtzlnger of Philadelphia has installed a complete wire less outfit in the Fifth Street M. E. church, where he will have classes in wireless telegraphy, as an inducement for the boys and young men to come to church. The upper picture shows the roof of the church with the posts and wires of the wireless; the lower picture shows the clergyman In the study of the church receiving a message. case in the hands of an attorney Im mediately. The attorney writes: “She seems to have a very complete record of her progenitors and claims that J. K. Zimmerman was her uncle ” The administrators will receive $50.- 000 for their work in finding the prop er heirs and caring for the estate until it is divided properly. The estate of Mr. Zimmerman con tains no real estate, no bonds and no stocks. It was all in notes, secured by real estate and chattels. WELLESLEY GIRLS IN THREAT Demand Abolition of Chaperons and Right to Entertain Young Men Visitors as at Home. Boston. —News that an equal rights strike is impending among the stu dents of Wellesley college, in which all the girls—“freshmen,” “sophs.” juniors and seniors—are threatening to take part, caused a stir In college circles recently. Already many girls are In revolt, de manding that the faculty grant them the right to entertain young men vis itors as other girls do. Leaders of the movement declare the rebillion will surely break forth unless their plan Is listened to. “We want the right to entertain our men friends when and where we please, and we don’t want any chap erons, either,” Is the way the girls express their grievance. CHOIR GOES OUT ON STRIKE Princeton Men Are Called to Sing Episcopal Service at Trenton Church, Trenton, N. J. —Eighteen Princeton l students were brought here and in the capacity of strikebreakers sang the morning and evening services at St. Michael’s Episcopal church in place NEW EXPLOSIVE IS TESTED Smokeless, Odorless and Has a Great er Penetrative Force Than Dyna mite or Cordite. London. —Military experts who have been experimenting with the new ex plosive “pow’erite,” the discovery of a young inventor of Sydney, N. S. W., predict that it will revolutionize the use of small arms and artillery In war fare. Cheapness, greater driving force. In creased penetration, no smoke, no smell, no recoil and no danger in transportation, are among the virtues claimed for “powerite,” the composi tion of which is, of course, a secret Cartridges containing 30 grains of the new explosive were fired in competl tion with cordite cartridges, fitted with the usual service charge of 3? grains. The "powerite” projectiles pene trated eight inches into the target, ar against five inches for the cordite Fired into sand boxes, “powerite” forced its w 7 ay 18 inches, and cordite only ten. After testing its force on a sunken ship in Thayer bay, the offi cer in charge reported that three pounds of "powerite” was equal to ten pounds of dynamite. The Sydney invention looks like cotton and burns with a harmless puff of flame when a match is applied Revolver shots may be fired into It at short range without danger of explo sion, and it is further claimed that it is unaffected by heat, cold, moisture was best known, was born in Ells worth, Me., of seafaring parents. About twenty-three years ago a vessel of which he was captain was charter ed by a company to carry a commer cial expedition to certain Caribbean islands. - The venture failed and Adams accepted for his pay the rights to Swan’s Island, one of the group of which the company had acquired pos session. There the Yrjikee skipper established a small kingdom, taking the title of king and Introducing royal anatoms. He developed his kingdom “It’s the most unique estate I ever dealt with," Mr. Neal, one of the ad ministrators, said. “It seems strange that so rich a man should have owned no real estate. He had no direct heirs and left no will. The estate is to be divided among nephews and nieces. So far we have found twenty seven w’ho are to participate in the division.” Mr. Neal is chairman of the board of directors of the Southwestern Na tional Bank of Commerce. of the members of the regular choir, who had struck, because, they de clared, the rector was interfering with them and their organist. The organ ist also had walked out with his sing-, ers and a substitute had to be engaged. The strikers emulated their breth ren in labor disputes by picketing out side the church, and as a result of their talk with members of the congre gation many of the later did not at tend the services. The students sang the music well. After the night service they returned to Princeton. MAIL FAST; BLOCKS SUICIDE Friends, Informed by Letters, Halt West Norristown (Pa.) Man’s Death Plans. Norristown, Pa. —The United States mail was too fast for Robert Mulfin ger, sixty-five years old, a wealthy bus iness man of West Norristown town ship, and to this he owes the fact that he is alive. Mulfinger planned to com mit suicide and he wrote letters to a local undertaker and a local banker about his burial and his last wishes. They received the letters so promptly that they found Mulfinger lying in his bathroom with a tube connected with the gas fixture in his mouth. He was revived and demanded to know why they had saved his life. Mulfinger lost money recently in in vestments and he got the idea that he was going to the poorhouse. He pre ferred death to that fate. or age. Exclusive use of "powerite” by the British government has been offered by the inventor, and will prob ably be accepted. DISEASE CARRIED BY 100,000 Testimony to That Effect on Labor Camps Before New York Commission. New York. —One hundred thousand men. most of them foreigners, live in insanitary surroundings in 3,000 labor camps in connection with construction operations throughout New York state. They contract disease in the working months and carry it to their families in cities. Many of the la borers live in shacks made from dis carded freight cars. Under their sys tem of employment they may not leave if dissatified unless they sacrifice part of their pay, held back to keep them at their Jobs. These are conditions described by voluntary witnesses at the second pub lic hearing of Governor Sulzer's spe cial public health commission, which is seeking to improve methods of pub lic sanitation. Insanitary conditions were alleged to exist in many can neries and among the Indians. Two hundred of the 600 Indians on one res ervation have tuberculosis, it was tes tified. It was recommended that a trained nurse be stationed on every reservation. commercially, and within a few years had amassed a small fortune. Three years ago he accepted an offer from a development company and sold his kingdom, returned to “the states” and settled down on a farm at Easthampton. Conn. Poor Marksmanship. New York.—Charles Vancent, and Pietro Dutto, deulists, fired five shots at each other, scarred up a lumber pile and broke a window They were arrested BOBBED lAiHS AT “OEADTOUCE GUN Escaped Convict Robs Saloon in Presence of a Detective. PISTOL MISSES FIRE Fugitive Shoots Repeatedly at Police man to Cover His Flight, While Lat ter Snaps Trigger of His Own Weapon la Vain. Chicago.—“ Trilby” Thompson, es caped convict from Joliet, (or whom the police have been searching for two months, held up a West Side sa loon the other day and got away with S9O In cash. He owes his liberty to the fact that Detective George of Captain Halpln’s office was armed with a revolver which would not fire. The revolver was one of the type attacked by Ma jor Bauder, drillmaster and inspector of revolvers for the police depart ment, in a recent report to Chief Mc- Weeny. While Thompson shot repeatedly at Garry, to cover his flight, the detec tive snapped the trfgger of his own weapon in vain. The cartridges would not explode and he could not close with the shooting bandit. It was in the saloon of Harry Mar tini, at the intersection of Ogden, Robey and Flournoy streets, that the hold-up occurred. Garry was standing at the cigar counter, in front of the screen, talking to Martini, when Thompson entered. “Why don’t yon guys throw' up your hands? What’s the matter with you?” Thompson shouted as he pushed open the swinging doors in the screen and entered the barroom where half a dozen customers w r ere being served by John Gill, the bartender. “Who’s that, some village cut-up springing a joke?” was Garry’s query to Martini. The detective had had his back to the door when Thompson entered. “No, George, this is a hbld-up." re plied the salon man. “That fellow has a gun in his hand and I think he’s ‘Trilby’ Thompson.” Thompson is the only one of the latest trio to escape from the Joliet penitentiary who is still at liberty. “Sunny” Dunne and Tony Landers es caped with him by scaling a w'all at the prison. Apprised on the seriousness of the situation, Detective Garry drew his revolver and cautiously entered the barroom, just as Thompson w*as searching the last of the customers. The detective made a rush for the es caped convict, and as he came to close quarters, pulled the trigger of VvW Began Shooting at Garry and the Customers. his revolver. The hammer fell with a harmless snap. Again Garry tried to fire, and again the cartridge failed to explode. “Why don’t you get a good ‘gun, 1 like this one?” shouted Thompson, as he backed toward a side door. He be gan shooting at Garry and the cus tomers he had just robbed. Thompson fired until his revolvei was empty and then ran out the door. By the time Garry had reached Flour noy street the fleeing robber had dis appeared. MAN FINED ON DAY OFF Fights With a Barber Pole, Thumps a Yonkers Policeman and Pays $3 for His Antics. New York. —Michael Warholy, a hired man on John D. Rockefeller’s es tate at Pocantico Hills, celebrated an extra day or by trying to thrash a po liceman in Yonkers. Warholy started for Mount Vernon, but got off a train in Yonkers. H© fell in with new friends and soon be- i gan to recite poetry. Then he got a delusion that a barber pole had Inter fered with him and began punching it savagely. Policeman Ahearn dragged Warholy from his imaginary antagonist and started him homeward. Warholy then tried some gymnastics on Ahearn, and as a result had a badly discolored eye when he appeared in police court. He said he was employed by Mr. Rocke feller, who had given permission for an extra day off. He admitted that he might have abused the privilege, al though he could remember nothing of battling the barber pole. Warholy said he made $3 a day. so the judge fined him*a day’s pay. Duck With Four Legs. Ithaca, N. Y. —A dead duck with two bodies, four legs and only one head will be sent as a curiosity to Prof. H- N. Wilder of Smith college, who is making a study of deformities at birth, by a resident of this city on recommendation of Prof. Hugh S. Reed of the department of neurology at Cornell. The duck ia twenty-two Inches long. ' '' OF all the smaller countries in the world none possesses a more dangerous fascination for the public at large than . Monaco, probably the small est state In Europe, which lies at the south of France on the sunny shores of the Mediterranean. In its tiny area of eight square miles the Principality of Monaco, and in particular its one and only town, Monte Carlo, contrives to present contrasts as strange as can be found in any of the great states of the world. Practically existing on the income of the gambling tablet the cit izens of the republic are themselves forbidden the fearful joys of the ta bles. and, to add to the irony of the situation, the prince who rules over the, famous pleasure town has a world-wide reputation for the depth of his scientific investigations One part of the world flocks to his terri tory for the attractions of the casino, whilst another is drawn hither to study oceanography and anthropology. And, as a supreme contrast, this little state, which seems to have maintain ed its independence by almost miracu lous means through all the centuries which have changed the rnape of Europe, is really looked on by its thou sands of visitors as being the common property of all who can afford to lay down a fire-franc piece. Why Roulette Was Started. Very different, however, was the condition of Monaco some 60 years ago The people were in a rebellious frame of mind, for. being without any means of communication with the out ■“— Monte er world save that of a defective road, they had no industries, were terribly poor, and found that to keep a royal family at their own expense was be coming a costly luxury. The Grim aldis, on the other hand, had reigned for nearly a thousand years, the first of them, it is said, entering in the garb of a monk with a sword con cealed beneath his cassock. Charles 111., the reigning monarch, had no wish to lay down his crown. Since his people groaned beneath the bur den of taxation he decided that it would be wise to relieve them, and that it would be well to gain a rev enue by the simple device of making the foreigner pay—by gambling. On October 14. 1853, the roulette wheel was sent spinning round for the first time, but its patrons at first were few. No railway brought in visitors, and the steamship service was extremely bad. The croupiers sat idle at the tables. In 1859 a revolu tion was suppressed, but the com munes of Menton and Roquebrune Lad to be handed over to France, and the casino did not become a financial success until it was taken over by M. Francois Biand. Such has been the change worked in the fortunes of the principality that today the Monegas ques are clamoring to pay the taxes of which they have been long relieved, for, say they, an untaxed people can exercise no proper control over public affairs. Mr. Adolphe Smith, who has written a history of “Monaco and Monte Car Wouldn’t Yield to Big Sister. The loving girl, having lingered a minute in her room to adjust her transformation, change the angle of her Grecian band, and make sure that her skirt fitted like the peeling of a plum, descended to to tiad the family pet ensconced upon the knee of the young man caller, her curly head nestled comfortably against his shoulder. “Why. Mabel.” the young lady ex claimed, “aren’t you ashamed of your self! Get right down.” “Sha’n’t do it.” retorted the child. “I got here first.” Saving the Newest. A weather-beaten woman, dressed In new and stylish clothing, was marching up the street one Sunday morning, when down came a sudden shower. The woman had no umbrella, bul quick as a flash she caught up her dress skirt and threw it over her hat. ‘‘You’ll get your ankles all wet, Maria,” said her husband, who was coming along in the rear. ‘‘Oh. never mind the ankles,” called lo,” gives figures which show that in a year the “bank" netted a profit of 18,100,000, and in one single day It has been known to win SIBO,OOO Of course, the casino has its bad days, and the public are credited with hav ing been SB,OOO to the good on one* of these. “Breaking the bank,” as it was known at Baden-Baden and Wiesba den, is impossible at Monte Carlo, for directly a table shows signs oi dis tress it will receive an aditional sup ply of money—slo,ooo for roulette or double that sum for trente et quar ante. The bank at the former game is daily started with $16,000, and at the latter with $30,000. The question of Monte Carlo sui cides and blood-stained dividends has been often discussed but Mr. Smith ridicules the sensational stories which have been set afloat. The players, apparently, value their lives more than their cash, but the inhabitants, forbidden the tables, seem to take no joy in existence. In 1911 five gamb lets did commit suicide, yet the num ber seems trivial when it is put on record that during the same period eight of the 20,000 regular residents killed themselves Hold Pious images. ln a crowd that one would seem Jus tified in characterizing as worldly, some odd sights are to be seen in the gaming rooms of Monte Carlo. Gam blers may be seen holding pious images, and the story is toll of an old lady who had a five fraro piece which she had a managed to conceal among some rosaries and the coin had received an unwarranted blessing. Of course she prized it too highly to use it for play, but she believed it brought luck to all the money which it touch ed, and in kindness of heart lent it to a friend The friend, however, lost heavily, and at last ventured and lost the piece itself. Gamblers are notoriously subject to the whims of superstition, and play ers use their favorite numbers. A for tunate Pole once took away £24,000 as the result of backing 32 in all pos sible ways, and the late M. Arthur de Rothschild invariably put his stake on No. 17. The Grand Duke Nicholas of Russia likes to cover his number In every possible way. and so, though his net gain may bo inconsiderable, he has the satisfaction of generally hav lug something handed back to him. He always walks away when he has arranged his money, for he bales to see the wheel spin round. His broth er, the Grand Duke Michael, dislikes the middle of a table, and always seats himself at the end. a place which, strange to say. his mother would on no account ocupy. On the authority of a Monte Carlo official, it is stated that the bank draws most profit from persons of comparatively small mean..., since they are never content with moderate suc cess, and if they lose heavily cannot afford to return for a revenge. “If ev ery person who won stopped playing after losing 50 per cent, of his win nings the casino could not exist out the woman, as she hurried along “I’ve had them the last sixty years, and I only got the hat yesterday."*— Harper’s Bazar. Sight for the Neighbors. “See here, cabby, you have earned me past my house.” “Well. sor. it must be a great pje>.* ure for a gintleman to took out of the winder of an iligant cab like this wan * an’ ride by the place where he lives, sor.” a _________________ Its Name. “I’m doing some lovely things ia burnt wood.” “Yes, 1 notice pyromania is all the rage ” Can It Qe? Bill —What is a Spug? Jill—Why, I guess it’s a person who thinks it more blessed to receive than to give. The devil is satisfied to have the nickels and dimes go into the collec tion plate, because he’s pretty sure of getting the dollars.