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Scholarship and Deportment.
8 A-Louis Nelson, Thomas Dupuis,
8 B-Chrve Costello, Lee Bairnls
7 A-Edgar Cayard, Robert Durand,
William Tufts, Robert Kennedy.
6 A-Ernest Dellucky, Francis Rior
dan, Ralph Acker.
6 B-George Donely, Elmer Burton.
Harry Hoke, James Moffet, Joe. Spara-c
cino, Raymond Spitzfaden. Georgeg
Thorning, Sylvester Wingerter.
a A-Orrin Christy, Lee Donner, Wil
liam Fitch, George Hambacher, Jules 1
Judlln, George McCloskey, Eldred Mc
Neeley, William Sutherland, Fred Um
bach, Victor Zatarain, Ringold Olivier,
Philip Gayaut, Andrew Yuratich, Hil
5 B-Julian Hogan, Archie McNam
ara, John Schwarzenbach.
4 A-Louis Laufer, Byrnes Anderson,
4 B-Dewey Vigano, Francis Sadler,
Leslie Schroeder, Frank Spahr, Fred
Smith, Bernard Grundmeyer, Herbert
3 A-George Adams, Milford Pitre,
Hart Schwarzenbach, John Forrest,
Perry Back, John Kramme, Cleve Du
vie, Haywood Vallette, Cyril Schindler,
Walter Forrest, John Hambacher, Ro
3 B-Lemley Hubener, Carrol Crane,
Henry Tlerney, Joseph Polse, Hellas i
Adams, James Tranchina, Morgan
Wattigney, Malvin Vinson, Linnell
Pennisson, John Ellis.
2 A-Milton Acker, Arthur Felsher,
Wallace Marcour, Roland Cayard, John
TaHuto, Henry Burlett, Hillary Schroe
der, Note Richard, Leo Richard, Harry
McNeeley, Edward Ketchum.
2 B--Claude Mechana, Don Duffy,
Ralph Umbach, Roland Briel, .Floyd
Christy, Rene Comeaux, James Cur
ren, Clement Balk, Melbourne Reed.
1 A-lidney 8wayne, Bertrand Peck,
Joseph Burke. Charles Christianson,
Delmar Pitre, Louis Acker, Stanley
Leonard, Joseph Gast, Peter Anderson,
Albert Newberry, Robert Smith, Car
son Smith, Floyd Umbach, Albert Mon
1 B-John Hunn, Jos. Brune, August
Brune, Alvin Covel, James Stevenson,
Martin Haven, Charles A. Sadler, Roy
Hingle, Mllard Schlndler, Melville Um
bach, George Shorey.
4 B-Harry Lecourt, Creighton Mor
3 A-Walter Pope, Theodore Wat
tigney, SiBldney Bach, Joseph Garrick.
2 A-Eldon Le Jene, .Morris Lan
a B-Camille Pltre.
3 A--Olney Platt. Lea Acker.
Walter Pope, Joseph Garrick.
Miss Thelma Rooney, of the Eighth
A grade, Belleville School, was the
winner of $25 in gold for the follow
George Washington, soldier, states.
man, and first President of the United
States, was born In Westmoreland
county, Virginia, Feb. 22, 1732. He
was the son of Augustine Washington
4by his econd wife Mary Ball. Thd
family was one of wealth and high
rank in Virginia the first member,
John Washington having migrated
from England in 1657.
George received a common school
education but was early recognlized as
a leader in athletic sports, uas well as
in social life. At sixteen, he was
made esurveyor of )he Fairfax estate.
He performed this work so admirably
that Lord Pairfax secured his appoint
ment uas public surveyor. Washington
continued this occupation for three
When the old French war broke out,
he gained such distinction that on
marrying Mrs. Martha Castis (1759)
he at twenty4erven was America's fore.
meet sad most widely known soldier,
sad gas .t her rebest men.
Dr. Kraft and the Ladies.
BY THIE PLAIN MAN.
A colple of we.,ks ha, k Dr. Kraft, editor of this paper, presented his read
ers with an arti' 1,- in thlis oluni concerning "playgrounds for Algiers." The
Docto. c(ovtred the malter frmin its :n option to the present effort being made
by ;h( womron of Algi:'rs to revive it. All would have been well, and the Plain
1Man v.ould have had to c(mn:nmt. to make had not the Doctor said that the
IleraH, would lend its supup.rt to the Civic League so long as the ladies did not
mix in pouliti,'s or (ticlare for \Votan Suffrage.
Hlier, is where I t:itik the l)octor made a mistake. The Plain Man believes
that ;' omen should hayV the votw:. 'hrt v., ry fact that it is the women of Al
.-.'g ..h hl~,e. forll' thle ('i\i vi( L ; gii. to pro. this quetstion of playgrounds
(lor 1'1" c.hildirip n sit ld i s !'itlt ti her to same consideration. If these good
",.o wi r - now :n ' ' s sien' of the suffrage, their task would bhe all the
,;a -i": in fa 1. I ti-ni!y 1t liev-' that our great city would be dotted with play
v1,..1,r if t. woniii. had tlt iot,-. There can be no argument on this ques
iti." , .'1r . t v n, n's are tliat'd by the won.in. All the playgrounds
,~.~ ,r. l,. .' . 1 ls , str eforts. Our market pr.oble , which has
L . X 1n , n ,' ji, th' 'h. road to solltinii, (itle mlainly to tohe heroie
.1: r . 'in iled, all the strii'de forward we have made in civic
- :lI' i!llt'l,\, 'I:,4 l V . b'i ' l ( hiie ' d ll y )to t \wt I Iomen. Thei'refor'e,
1 '..' . t:" '" ,r s . :'i1.g .h% l h 1i says thel wotnilii shoullt not have the
S ":., :. sar ýliher-' t'hey have' scuri.d the right to vote there has
: , : ii. rol.lc t ii .i ill So' i (."eonomic a ind political conditions. The
.'a: .::t: it of our lrn n sll fi(r what is cl';aI anld right. and when they
'h , " ,. r to entorte their thi 'gits t). ithe bllot the result is a foregone
,.-, In. 'he Io ,or. like many ot;her editors. has been unable so far to
.r' nie that inborn pr, jud ice against w(a(men taking part in public lift'. iBut
'tin.' is coming. and (i lllng fast, when womllen will be on the same plane
a.- men in public affairs, and whentl it arrives there will be many great changes
or the better. We aret all in favor of clea:1 government and clean politics, and
the women will give its thetse.
Note-Mr. E. P. I)eimel, who has written many editorials for The Herald
under the non de plume of 'The Plain Man." deserves much credit for thought
fulness of the principal subjects before the country from day to day, but, like
all men, he makes mistakes. We accord him this space in our editorial
column this week with pleasure and we wish to avail ourselves of the oppop
tunity of answering Mr. 1)eimel in our issue of next week.
He was sent to the Continental in I
(1774) and was active in forming pub
lic opinion. He had gradually acquir
ed the reputation of being the wisest
man in the House.
After Lexington and Concord, con
gress, on motion of John Adams, se- 1
lected Washington commander-in-chief
of the army. Refusing any salary, he
accepted the responsibility declaring
his appreciation of his own unworthi
ness. He assumed command July 2,
His courage, prudence, firmness and
perseverance, through defeats, jealous
ies, and lack of men and supplies, nev
er failed and brought the war to a close
by compelling Cornwallis to surrender
at Yorktown (1781). His influence se
cured the quiet disbanding of the army.
Washington's deep concern for the
welfare of the country again drew him
into public affairs.
He presided over the Constitutional
convention (1788) when the time came
to elect a president, he was made first
president of the United States (1789).
He served two terms, declining a third.
His good judgment was invaluable in
solving many difficult problems of the
new government. In his farewell ad
dress, he showed his understanding of
affairs by his advice "to avoid entang
ling with foreign allies."
His death was at the close of the
century he had made glorious (1799).
Washington more than any other
man in history is entitled to be known
the Father of his country. As a sol
dier, he entered upon the war with
depreciative modesty. He was not al
ways successful but he fought invaria
bly on his own terms. He was contin
ually surprising the enemy, but was
never surprised himself. Though
sometimes repulsed, he was not beat
en, he always brought off his forces in
tact. He would have none but Ameri
cans to officer the troops though many
foreigners volunteered. His keen
foresignt, quick perceptions, fertile in
genuity, and impetuous courage were
ever governed by self control, and,
nothing but the small resources he had
to deal with has prevented him from
being recognized as one of the great
est military commanders. As a states
man, he was no less worthy. His re
markable skill in the selection of the
heads of departments brought the
chaos of the confedration into a strong
SCHOOL BOARD NOTES.
Morals and manners are to form part
of the curriculum of the elementary
schools next year. Among the changes
in the distribution of time recommend
ed by Superintendent Gwinn to the
School Board Friday afternoon was in
cluded assignment of time for a course
on morals and manners and civics in
the lower grades. The schedule of
time of studies was changed. The
principal changes are provision of
time for morals and manners and civ
ics in the lower grades, ninety minutes
per week in the sixth, seventh and
eighth grades for manual work, rega
lar time allowed for physical educa
tion in the grammar grades, and in
creasing the time of opening exercises
from twenty-five minutes to fifty min
Superintendent Gwinn recommended
that the school be reopened Septem
ber 22, and that September 22 and 23
be devoted to a teachers' institute, the
regular class work to begin September
Superintendent Gwinn said he still
is of the opinion that department in
struction should not be extended to
the fifth grade the coming year, and
recommended that it be limited to the
sixth, seventh and eighth grades.
The superintendent recommended
that he be permitted to select five
teachers from the teaching corps to
examine text books recommended for
adoption and report to the superin
All of the recommendations of Sa
perintendent Gwinn were adopted.
RENUCKY sULTB THE FAMOUS
BfUSTUR OWN 8sOS8 pOR THOi
FINALS FOR THE PUBLIC SCHOOL
ATHLETIC LEAGUE INDI
The physical supervisor who visited
the Belleville School last Friday gave
the final tests for the individual
badges. To compete for these badges
a pupil must have a record for "Excel
lent" or "Satisfactory" in conduct and
in lessons for the entire session, Octo
ber through June, and this year the
requirements were made difficult in
the events; thus in all up relay, for a
gold badge, three trips were to be in
24 seconds, for a bronze in 28 seconds;
in goal-throwing nine goals were to be
the minimum for gold, five for bronze;
and in running the 25 yards were to be
taken in 24 seconds for gold, in 24 4-5
seconds for bronze.
It is creditable that seventy-one
girls qualified, under these severe1
standards, for bronze badges and three
for gold. Six pupils were not tested
because of being excused or of being
absent. When they take their test at
the Behrman or the Wilson Gymnasium
the chances are the grand total will
be eighty badges, the largest yet won
in one session by the school.
VISIT OF SUPREME CLERK DORA
ALEXANDER OF WOODMEN
On Monday, Miss Dora Alexander,
Supreme Clerk of the Woodmen Circle,
accompanied by her secretary, Miss
Holden, Mrs. Maggie Hyde, Mrs. Bird
Sandlin and Mrs. Nolan, paid a fying
visit to New Orleans on their way to
the Supreme Forest convention at
Jacksonville, Fla., June 10th to 16th.
They were met at the train by the
Grand Guardian of the State, Mrs. Am
elia Smith, Miss Alice Taylor, past su
preme delegate; Mrs. T. Sidney We
ber, guardian Rose Grove; Mrs. Mary
Mullen and Mrs. C. Curtis, chaplain of
Emma E. Weber Grove, and escorted
to the home of the Grand Guardian, 625
Belleville street, where they enjoyed
a very bountiful lunch.
Afetr a few minutes rest they were
escorted by the Grand Guardian to the
immigration station, and there through
the kindness of Captain Redfern, they
were shown through the station with
Mrs. C. A. Borden as escort. After re
turning to the city they were treated
to a luncheon by Mrs. T. Sidney Weber,
guardian of Rose Grove. After lunch.
son an automobile ride all over the
city and at 6 o'clock luncheon at PFa
bacher's, and at 7:30 p. m. they met
the various officers and members of
the groves at the meeting of Emma E.
On leaving, Miss Mary Mullen, on
behalf of Emma E. Weber Grove and
the various other groves presented
Miss Alexander with a basket of fruit
and a box of cake and with candy
enough for all of the party, and wish
ed them God speed on their journey to
Miss Alexander was highly pleased
with the reception tendered her by the
Grand Guardian and stated that the
State had a Grand Guardian that they
could be real proud of.
Mrs. Hyde and Mrs. Sandlin and the
others also stated that they would
never forget the royal and hospitable
manner in which they had been enter
tained by the groves of New Orleans
and only wished that they could stay
FINE HOT LUNCH.
Jos. Tallon, whose new short orde.
restaurant which was recently enlarg
ed, has now added to his business a
place where hot lunch is being served
every day between the hours of 11 a
m. and 1 p. m., and short orders, sucb
as sandwiches of all kinds, may be had
at any time during the day or night
Some time ago Mr. Tallon bought the
place he now occupies and had it thor
oughly overhauled. New steel ceiling
and side walls were put in and hand.
some decorations and tiled floor also
add to the sanitary appearances and
the tables and chairs in the place give
an air of cosnes and retirement. Mr
Tallon is most always on hand with
his usual weleomlug smile to the many
boys who make his lsee head~uate
Italy Teems With Worthless and
CONFUSION IN ITS COINS.
They Almost Rank With Those of
Korea, Where the Descending Scale
Is Good, Half Good, Bad and Coun
terfeits Good Only After Dark.
Of all the so called "great powers"
Italy has the most unstable and most
unsatisfactory currency. Not alone is
the exchange subject to fluctation
(that is true in greater or less degree
of the currency of every countryl, but
there is a great mass of counterfeit
and worthless money floating about
the country for the undoing of the un
wary. In the first place, the engrav
Ing on the paper money is of inferior
quality, and hence it is quite easy of
imitation: secondly, there are so many
worthless or doubtful coins in circula
tion that the temptation to add to
their number is not easily resisted.
IAke some of the paper money that
not so long ago used to he quite com
mon in our own country, the Italian is
allowed to remain in circulation until
disgracefully dirty and nearly obliterat
ed and therefore difficult of recogni
tion as counterfeit or genuine. To add
to the confusion. French silver is gen
erally accepted, while the coins of
Switzerland. Belgium and Greece. al
though officially recognized, are, as a
rule, refused in commerce. Numerous
papal and Roumanian coins are still in
circulation, although they are value
less and accepted only by unwary for
eigners. whom the Italians regard as
In addition, none of the large num
ber of one lira pieces coined before
1863 can be passed, although intrinsi
cally of equal value with those of later
date, since the period arbitrarily fixed
for their redemption has passed and
the government refuses to accept them
further. Under this caption fall all
coins bearing the head of Victor Em
manuel and the word "eletto" (elected)
on the face.
The Italians possess a mania for mu
tilating and perforating the five and
ten centesimo copper coins, but owing
to their small denomination this usual
ly acts as no bar to their acceptance.
"Oh, it's half good!" is often heard
from some philosophical storekeeper as
he tosses a doubtful coin into the till.
Indeed, the traveler is constantly re
minded of Korea, the classical country
of counterfeits, with its complicated
scale of descending money values.
which are good. half good, bad, and
counterfeits that are good only after
But let the foreign visitor who has
served as a clearing house for worth
i less money beware of entertaining the
fallacy that the rule is capable of in
verse application. Like the legendary
memory of elephants is that of the
Italian cabby or retail merchant, lead
ing him to pursue through storm and
darkness the man or woman who has
passed a worthless coin into his keep
ing. On one occasion 1 was tracked
even to the dinner table of friends and
forced to redeem a doubtful ten cen
tesimo piece 12 cents) which I had in
advertently offered as a tip.
Instead of seeking to strengthen the
basis of the country's paper and silver
money, the government adopted the
very measure calculated still further to
debase the currency in the public mind.
According to the ruling of the postot
flee authorities. all money orders must
be purchased with gold, silver and pa
per being refused. Owing, however, to
the premium at which gold Is held by
the banks, this results in considerable
Sloss to those sending money in this
Smanner and often also to great incon
Svenience after banking bours.
5 To accentuate the inconsistency of
Sthe country's refusal officially to recog
nize its own currency, it need only be
mentioned that the amount of Italian
Sgold in existence is a negligible quan
e tity and that the' government ruling re
isults in forcing those patronizing the
y postoffice to purchase French gold.
h Justly angered by this inconsistency.
Son one occasion I relieved my feelings
d in the presence of the official who had
refused the offer of Italian paper mon
ey by a sarcastic reference to the non
Sexistence of native gold coinage. The
resultant indignant search through his
- money drawer failed to reveal a single
t Italian gold piece, although It resulted
, nearly in an attack of apoplexy
brought on by patriotic wrath.
The application of my little article Is
this: Are not these conditions In the
n home land responsidble for the fre
d quency with which Italians of low
d class in America are caught counter
Sfeltlng our Uncle Sam's silverware?
W. W. Whiteloek in Chicago Reeord
S Didn't Want the Meea.
"There's no use crying for the
d moon." she said when he threatened to
edo something desperate unless she
Schanged her mind.
y "I'm not crying for the moon," he
replied. "but I do hate like Sam Hill
to give up the idea of becoming your
father's son-in-law."--Chlicago Record
SThe Town Oousina - Your huasband
seemed to enjoy his dinner. He ate
with avidity. The Country Coausin
I'm right glad to bear it I couldn't
see him, but I was so feared he was
eatin' It with a knife.-Kansas Lty
SToday man's chief ambition is gold;
Stomorrow be is but dust--Florida
d LOOK TO TODAY.
t. Know thou my het. if thou
e art not happy today thou shalt never
Sbe happy. Today it is iven thee
Sto be patient. unelsh, pturpo.dul;
to be strong, eager and to worka
Smightily. If thou does these thia,
ad · doeds them wih· a l
Shest thoub hl be uas happy as it
i siven ma to be ea th-
Rocks That Float In Water.
A geologist who is well up in his
business can name a dozen or twenty
different specimens of rocks and min
erals that have less specific gravity
Into that element float on the surface.
Hubellte is one of the best known rep
i resentatives of that class. The com
mon pumice stone Is another example.
The rock with the very least specific
gravity known is damari. a substance
found in an extinct volcano in Damara- on
land. Its atomcl weight is .5, or exact- wl
ly one-half that of hydrogen. kit
GROOVED EYESTONES. hi,
Found In Tiny Mollusks of the South m;
American Coasts. %(
South Americln eyetstones are tiny erl
objects that look like fiat. round bits of
polished bone Upon one side of each ta:
stone Ithee are nuImierous concentric on
If an eyestone is Ilaced in vinegar or in'
a weak solution of limewater it be- lI
haves very much as if it were alive. it
It moves slowly about in various direc- u
tions and altogether conducts itself in k
a most mysterious manner. This ni;
strange activity has given rise among so
ignorant and supersttiious persons to I
the notion that the eyestone has life it
and "loves to swim." no
As a matter of fact, of course, an an
eyestone has no more life than a pav- th
ing stone. It is composed of calcare- I
ous material. and in limewater or cer- In
tain other liquids it is made to move at
about by the carbonic acid gas caused WT
by the contact of the stone and the gl
These curious little stones were once I
the "front doors." so to speak, of the lx
shells of a tiny mollusk that lives IIe
along the South American coasts. The th
calcareous formation occurs at the tip
end of the mollusk, and when it draws at
Itself into its shell to escape danger or c"
to go to sleep that tip fits so snugly fo
into the mouth of the shell that it af- ti
fords the creature perfect protection w
against its enemies. w
The natives collect these little mol- bi
sklus for no other purpose than to get n
the eyestones. Sailors on the vessels w
engaged in the fruit trade with those ci
regions get the stones, bring them to et
the United States and sell them to ri
The stones are often used for remor
ing foreign substances from the eye R
when the services of a physician or an hi
oculist are not to be had conveniently. hi
Many persons think that before using 01
I one you must put it in vinegar to give w
it "life." but the notion is absurd. You m
need only insert the stone at the outer w
corner of the eye with the grooved side di
next to the lid. The pressure of the A
I eyeball moves the stone about in the i
eye. The grooves collect and retain a
I the foreign matter, and when the stone tl
r has accomplished its circuit it emerg-s h:
at the end of the eye next the nose.
s There are other eyestones. In the a
head of the common crawfish there are
two little bones just behind and be- Ii
neath the eyes These bones resemble
! the South American eyestones, but the t(
fish bones are wholly smooth instead i1
of being grooved on one side. These h
crawfish bones have been used in the a
west as eyestones, but they are not so
efficacious as those from South Amer- t
QUEER FORM OF INSANITY. c
e Why Some Men Are Angels Abroad h
I and Demons at Home.
e There is a form of insanity, so well h
o recognized that wills have been broken n
i. on the strength of it, that takes the a
f- form of brutality to those of one's b
it own family when at the same time its c
i- victim is kind. benevolent and charm
- lng to all outside. This is known to ii
y alienists and lawyers as "olkimania." t
e Historic cases of it are those of Dean i
SSwift. Mrs. John Wesley and the fa- c
I ther of Frederick the Great. t
In women it generally takes the 1
fi form of an unreasoning and baseless t
Sjealousy, leading them to make life at
0 burden to their huslbands. to sulk per- t
aversely at home while shining in so
Sclety or spending much time In re- a
Ilgious devotion or in works of benevo
In men olklmanla takes the form of
active brutality to their wives and I
Schildren. It is often acompanied by I
continuous and exhausting remorse,
under the terrible consciousness thatI
' they are torturing those they really I
e love. But they are unable to shake
off the babit. Sometimes. when the
e object of their persecution is dead.
they themselves become actually in
sane. Such was the case with Dean
1Swift after the death of Stella, the
victim of his brutality, when be paid I
the penalty in pathetic alternations of
delirium and melancholy.
So well is this form of insanity recog
nised that the courts will throw out
the will of a man who has manifested
It if this will cuts off hbls natural heirs.
-New York World.
o How They Cured Madness.
S Murder as well as suicide was some
a times justified in the old days. In an
cient parish registers in England there
e are such entries as "Hodgkinson Thom
ll as dyed ye 14th dale of April, 1617.
Ir N. B.-He was smothered for ye mad
6- ness." Which means that as Hodgkin
son had been bitten by a mad dog his
kind hearted neighbors settled his fate
for him by putting a feather bed on
id top of him and sitting on it till he was
i't Clear Case of Overwork,
a Polite Doctor-Your husband, ma&
t am. is suffering either from overwork
or excessive Indulgence in alcoholic
stimulants. It is difficult to say
6; which Anxious Wife-Oh, I'm sure
I it's overwork! Why, he can't even go
to the theater without hurrying out
half a dozen times to see one of his
Tommy-Pop. whatis fatteryt? Tom
my's Pop-Flattery, my son, Is having
some one else tell us the nice things
we have always thought about oumn
Negleoted His Duty.
Mr. Pestal-What made you get of
that car beward? Any tool coald
have told e nmet to. Mrs Pmsr
Tha why aldWt ere--Ktmsa tQ
A SINGULAR F
By GEORGE A TWA'ITER a
I was attending a vaudeville show
one evening ini a small town in Nevada
wherein a part of the performance was
knife throwing. loan Weatherill thre ) ply
the knirses at a board against which tot
his wife stood, sending a knife about
two inchlies fr~,om her body till they
market her outline. The performers
were a yoiung couplle, and Mrs. Weath
erill w as wcry pretty.
Such plrtortlllnles were not to my
taste, :iandl inlite:ad of watching this
one I ln,kei el-ewlhere. Weatherill
had pinned his wife in with knives al- T,
most iolllietely when what was sup- Itb
bposed to be ain accident occurred. Bullt
it had a definite caiuse which 1, looking
up at a stagle box directly opposite the
knife thrower. witnessited. 1 saw a
nMim partly concet'iled by a curtain take l
something from Imis pocket that at first e
I supposed to bte a pistol. lie turned tht
it in the direction of Weatherill. but to.
not taking .sight as with a weapon. I rel
saw a dfash of light from one end of Le
the thing in the fellow's hand. which
I now saw was a cylinder. and almost -
instantly there followed :I cry from the
audience Tur'ning imy eyes upon
Weatherill I saw him givea mo*-ntary
glance up at the box where I had seen
the light, then run forward to his wife.
I noticed that one knife sticking In the A.
board near his wife's side was out of afi
line. She smiled at him to show him bo
that she was unhurt. ag
I think I was the only person in the th
audience who was cognizant of the
cause of the knife being thrown amiss.
for every eye except mine was at the cli
time of the flash fixed intently on what de
was going on on the stage. To me all me
was at once plain The man in the
box had flashed an electric light in
Weatherill's eyes at the moment he
was throwing a knife with Intent to
cause him to injure his wife. The at
curtain was lowered. and when it was Oi
raised again the next piece on the pro- ag
gram was produced. W.
After the show I asked where he
Weatherill was stopping and found al
him in the lobby of his hotel. I told fro
him that I had witnessed the attempt
of the man in the box and asked if he
would give me the season for the st
man's iuhuman act. He said that it ce
was the old story of a man turned
down by a girl and marrying his rival.
At the same time Weatherill apolo
gized for his wife's ever having been Re
mixed up with such a man by saying C.
that it was all the man's doings, he
having forced himself upon the woman. IA
I asked Weatherill if I could be of
service to him as a witness, and after al
considerable thought he said that very
likely I could. W
The next evening curiosity led me
to attend the show again. I wondered he
if the Weatherills would have the ht
hardihood to repeat their perform- jo
ance and if the man who had fashed hi
the light would be there. Both of
these occurred. though the light flash
er this time occupied a box facing the hi
wife instead of the husband. I did tl
not see him till the knife throwing la
commenced. and then he drew asaide ft
the curtains only sutffciently to show 1(
his face. be
Weatherill had about half pinned in N
I his wife and was about to throw the
a next knife when suddenly he turned
e and sent the knife at the box where
s his enemy sat. Of course there was a. b
s commotion toin the audience p,
Thought will sometimes act with
o lightning rapidity. It was so at this
time for me. I saw that Weatherill
Swould he tried for murder and could
- only get free by producing evidence 6
that his enenmy had tried to destroy h
e his aim the night before with a view a
Sto cause him to kill his wife. I sprang a
a to the Ibox and. pushing my way S
r through others to the injured man.
Ssearched himu and found in his pocket
San electric lamp. The audience and !
had witnessed a duel. fought in two O
successive evenings. z
SAs soon as a policeman came in It
d gave him the lamp. and I noted the lI
names and addresses of those who had a
seen me remove It from the wounded
Sman's pocket. He was carried to his
y hotel, but died on the way.
Weatherill. leaving the theater, walk
ed to a police station and gave hlmaelf
oup. He was taken to jail, and I went
Sto see him to inform him that I had C
Staken an electric lamp from his ene- I
Smy's pocket and had the names of sev- a
Seral who had seen me do so. He grasp- I
ed my hand with a fervent pressure, t
realizing the favor I had done him, for t
Smy having seen the Bflash the night
Sbefore which caused his knife to go
Samiss and the fact that his enemy had
, the lamp ready for use when he was
killed would be sufmcient evidence for
an acquittal by any unblased court.
The man who had been killed was a
leader of a rough element who threat
ened to take Weatherlll out and lynch
Shim. but the sheriff prepared for them,
Sand. feeling sure of a conviction of the
Sprisoner, they finally concluded to let
the law take Its course. But they did
- not know of the testimony I was to
give. Indeed. if I had not happened to
be looking away from the stage and in
a certain direction on the evening the
Slamp was flashed I fear nothing could
have saved Weatherill. As it was, my
story was corroborated by the finding
of the lamp in the pocket of the man
who was killed.
Weatherill and his wife could not do
c enough to show their gratitude for my
action in the matter, and we became
warm friends. But there was no more
knife throwing. for I took Weatherill
into my employ.
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She has no uft whereby you can
lay hokld on her, for she is bald on
the back part of her head and never
id Seems Not.
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y money. Be-Not a saving grace, then.
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Lewis--On Tuesday. June. :rd, .Mrs.
A. M. Lewis, nee Louise Oussett, died
after a long illness. Deceased was
born in Baton Rouge forty-four years
ago, but had resided here for the past
thirty-seven years. The funeral took
place Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'
clock from the late residence of the
deceased, 233 Vallette street. Inter
ment was in St. Mary's cemetery.
Calderone-On Tuesday, June ::rd,
at 3:30 o'clock p. m., Mrs. Sam Calder
one, nee Angelina Spicuzza, died at the
age of seventy-one years. Deceased
was a native of Italy but had resided
here for twenty-one years. The funer
al took place Wednesday afternoon
from the residence of her son, Peter
Calderone, corner Teche and DeArmas
streets. Interment was in St. Mary's
James-On Sunday, June 1st, Mrs.
Rowland James died at Columbia, S.
C., after a short illness.
Deceased, who was formerly Miss
Loretta Casey, was born here twenty
eight years ago and had resided here
all her life until about a year ago,
when she removed to South Carolina.
When the news of her death reached
here Sunday, it was indeed a shock to
her many friends. Her mother, Mrs.
Jos. Casey, left Saturday for Colum
bia, but before she reached there Mrs.
James had died. The remains arrived
here Wednesday and were conveyed to
the residence of her parents, 326 Ope
lousas avenue, from which place the
funeral will take place this morning at
10 o'clock. A solemn requim mass will
be sung at the Church of the Holy
Name of Mary. Interment will be in
St. Patrick's Cemetery No. 3.
Mrs. James is survived by her hus
band and by three small children, her
parents and other relatives.
Hasting-On Tuesday, June 3rd, at
6:25 o'clock p. m., John Henry Hasling,
husband of Mable Fuller, died at the
age of fifty-three years. Deceased was
a native of Algiers, but had resided in
McDonoghville for several years. He
was a member of Sts. John Lodge ot
Masons, Crescent Lodge No. 3, Knights
of Pythlas, and of the railroad organi
zations. The funeral will take place
this evening at 3:30 o'clock from his
late residence, Monroe and Periander
CARD OF THANKS.
We, the undersigned, wish to tender
our thanks for services rendered dur
Sing the illness of our beloved father,
- and also for sympathies expressed, and
- for the many floral offerings sent to
the funeral, and especial thanks are
tendered to Rev. A. J. Schlleser and
Rev. Chas. Nelrmann. All have the
I everlasting gratitude of his wife and
r Mrs. G. Hofmann and Family.
CARD OF THANKS.
SWe herewith wish to thank all who
assisted us and helped to make a suc
cess of our German picnic which was
a given at Six Oaks, Lower Coast, Sat
* urday afternoon and evening.
a Hoping to see you all at the next
* plcnic again, which we contemplate
S giving in the near future.
V Mrs. J. J. Vanderlinden,
Louis G. Webert,
* LOCAL POLICE. CHANGES.
Superintendent Reynolds yesterday
promoted Patrolman Edward Smith of
the Eighth precinct, to the grade of
cOFporal made vacant by the death of
Corporal Lessner last week. Corporal
Smith was appointed supernumerary
on Oct. 8, 1908, and on Jan. 4, 1909,
was promoted to patrolman. * Corporal
Smith had an excellent record. Cor
poral Smith will be on duty here until
Patrolman Foise, formerly of this
Sprecinct, has been transferred to the