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Art with a large, f"u imuai. iney are xne wonc or tnat very modern alas ter the Grotesque,; Heinrich Kley. of Munich Germany. These drawings and many others so exceedingly gro tesque that they would cause consternation if in general cir culation outside Germany or Prance make up two volumes Diia' recently puSlished collection of 'Kley's most characteris tic work. ' It will be noticed that this artist' has amazine facility in Imbuing his elephants and other animals with human attri- butes without departing in the least degree from their own If true anatomy. Observe the anxiety with which convivial Father Elephant having carefully removed his shoes looks at his watch on finding the matutinal milk bottles on the doormat of his domicile. No respectable citizen of New York City, who had remained out unduly late with "the boys," could illsutrate the moral more effectively. -.-..Directly above this "horrible example" you see two friv- " olous specimens Indulging In a terpsichorean pas de deur which could hardly be excelled by Pavlowa and her mascu line partner at the New York Metropolitan Opera House, while to the left of them Is an indication that the elephantine dancers have been celebrating New Year's Eve on Broadway. Lower down on the left you observe how Father Elephant can rise to the dignity of the respectable head of a family, calling and offering a wreath and his condolences to poor Mrs. Elephant, a neighbor, who has lately been widowed. It is really almost touching. Then, just below, note the charming domestic scene. Mother Elephant who evidently lives in Brooklyn is about to send Baby Elephant out for an airing in the baby carriage, which, of course, will bo propelled by Father Elephant. In the meantime, she Is fortifying Baby Elephant with some natural nourishment The Turtle Vaudeville Team Is equally happy In concep tion and execution. Never were turtles truer to nature, physi cally, yet never did Spanish dancer and mandolinlst play their parts with livelier grace. Madame Crocodile, pictured just below, evidently has been reckless enough to promenade Fifth avenue. New York, at the Forty-second street crossing. Where was the policeman to warn her of the approach of the haughty automobile that was to cut oft a yard and a half of her tail? At the bottom of the page a really wonderful scene is de picted an arena In which two snails, with their houses on their backs.vare racing with what appears to be the speed of Roman chariots. The famous chariot race in "Ben Hur" wa3 not more exciting. Yet the snails though -somewhat magni fied are most faithfully drawn. ii Woman Unprineipled Let Her Vote!" M HhHHI lillilffii'l!!illiilffll ill ,Ll." j,. ! 4.1 ..:, . , 3 ' ' i IMMi&JlflSP! - puiNbiiSLK, you demand my view as to whether the women of France should be given a vote. My reply is, if she is poor enough yes. If she is de pendent for her life upon her hus band yes. If she is rich and inde pendent no. Our workman of France in these days is a man of principle; he has work to do, and he does it. If some body gives him work that is not in his department, he puts down his tools on principle and strikes. If a friend of his in the same trade is harshly treated he lays down his tools, too on principle. ft is a good thing for him that he has not only got principle, but he has got a vote as well. His wife has neither vote nor principle, or it might be a very bad tilng Indeed for the federations of this country. All the wife's principles are de voted to mundane and commonplace affairs, such as providing the neces sary breakfast for her children and the ekeing out of her slender re sources to the best advantage. She cannot see things in their true perspective. She cannot see the world-shaking merits of the principles that bring no charcoal to her grrtc and no food to her cup- s board She would be prepared, I think, to let all these noble thoughts By Yvette de Montpelier (ramous French Beauty and Writer.) of her husband's go hang, and tho fetish of intelligent federationism crumble to dust, and the fat social ist deputies, with their stipend, to which her husband contributes, re turn to hard work, from hich glib tongues have rescued them. When little Jeannette is shivering with, the cold, and young Felix has no boots to wear, the regeneration bf the human race does not bulk so largely In the woman's eye, mon sieur, because, as I have been care ful to explain, she has no principle. It is the case of the sun andThe farthing dip. The fact that the sun is lighting the cities of the Western hemisphere brings no joy to her when she cannot afford the neces sary candle to attend to her chil dren in the middle of the night. Somebody has expressed the view that it will be a terrible business it the vote is not exclusively given to women of property, because, so these wise persons tell us, it simply means that the working man has two votes instead of one. This is all right in theory, but it does not work out in practise, be cause, however much she may ad mire the large mind of her husband, and to whatever end she may go to please him such as bearing the children he cannot ieed. and doing the work of three general servants for the wages of a convict she may not, and certainly will not, vote for principles which make her lot, al ready an arduous- one, necessarily harder, and which increase the dif ficulty no small- one of feeding the children she has and of provid ing for the children who are not yet born, but who are as certain to ar rive as the day follows the night She is an unprincipled woman. I hope she gets the vote. Queer Shadows You Can Leave Behind THERE are many superstitions about shadows, but a freak of nature has produced something in that line that quite outdoes the product of Oriental im agination real shadows of your figure that will remain after you have walked away from the spot For a short time the sun can actu ally shine on this freak shadow without obliterating it To many Orientals one's shadow is a sacred thing. It must not be stepped on or treated with any sort of indignity; it can be "stolen," and that is a crime to be wiped out in blood; to say "May your shadow never grow less" is a civil -and much appreciated salutation. But no Oriental ever pretended ability to leave his shadow behind him. This, feat however, is easily accomplished under certain natural conditions which science has lately explained. The .phenomenon was first ob servefi ia the oil-producing regions of California, where there are many large ponds of crude petroleum. The strange property, of the surfaces of ttiese ponds of retaining for a few seconds any shadow cast upon them was for a- long time a mystery even to the natives. Incredulous visitors were astonished to observe that their shadows remained on the surface of a petroleum pond,-for ten or fifteen seconds after their bodies had been withdrawn from between them and the sun. They could walk along the margin of a pond, stopping for a few seconds between steps, and leave a row of their "freak shadows" on the oily surface. It was uncanny; nobody could explain it Then the logically inquiring mind of science came along and observed that the longer an object obscured the sun from a certain spot on the petroleum surface the longer the shadow remained after the object had been withdrawn. This was the only clue required. It was plainly a case of change of temperature of the oil from which the direct rays of the sun were shut off, and a consequent physical change in the oil surface, -which is reached constantly by millions of minute gas bubbles from below. With the sun shining on the sur face these gas bubbles meet the air and burst more quickly than when a shadow intervenes. Wherever the shadow rests, with a cooling effect the little gas bubbles accumulate and defer their bursting till the sun again warms them. Consequently the exact "print" of the shadow 13 fixed for a few seconds on the oil surface even after the object that cast it has moved away. The whole phenomenon an un canny one, Indeed, when first ob served is due to the supersensitive noss of the rising gas bubbles, which accumulate without bursting when subjfected to a sMght lowering of the temperature which a momentary obscuration of the sun is enough to produce.