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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 1922.
Governor Small in Court in Waukegan h 4 ■Swra - X - The case against Gov. Len Small of Illinois, accused of conspiring to defraud the state out of $200,000 while state treasurer, is being heard in Waukegan, and this photograph was taken utirhig the preliminary proceedings there. Governor Small is the second man from the left. Recalls Days of Mexican Empire American Widow of a Diplomat Talks of Days of Maximilian and Charlotte. IS MORE THAN 80 TEARS OLD Former Lady In Waiting Describes Emperor as “Beautiful Character, Sympathetic and Capable, but Too Amiable.” Mexico City.—A shriveled, gray halred little woman, almost blind and living wholly alone, sits all day in her chair before the window of her tiny apartment in Mexico City and tireams of the days of the Mexican empire when the Austrian Archduke Maximi lian ruled the destinies of the nation from 1804 to 1867. She is Senora Marie Othelia Jordan de Degollado, scion of on old Virginia family and wife >7* the late Gen. Mariana Degollado, member of a family famous in Mexican history. During the three tragic years of Maximilian’s reign she was a lady in waiting to Empress Charlotte, the “sad princess of Europe,” and to the corres]K>ndent she recently recalled some Interesting memories of court days during the Mexican empire. Praise for Maximilian. Maximilian, the 111-fated Austrian prince, who was set up as head of the empire by Napoleon 111, In 1864, and three years later was shot as an usur per by order of the Mexican president, Juarez, wnS described by Senora De gollado as ‘‘a beautiful character, sym pathetic and capable, but too amiable to govern a nation of malcontents.” Empress Charlotte, daughter of Leo pold 1.. King of the Belgians, who is still living tn Brussels, according to Senora Degollado, was “an ambitious genius, who was always striving to ad vance her husband, and whose mind became unbalanced when she found the path blocked.” Senora Degollado has never seen the empress since she departed from Mexico City In July, 1866, to plead the cause of the empire before the French monarch and later to go to Rome to attempt to secure the good offices of the pope. So far ns she knows no direct word has been received in Mexico from Charlotte in more than fifteen years, and tiiat only an incoherent note to the wife of a former high Mexican official. ‘‘The empress left hurriedly on her European trip,” said Senora Degollado, who, despite her 80-odd years, retains n remarkably clear memory, ‘‘and was accompanied only by her personal maids. For many days prior to her departure, there were evidences of her failing reason, and wo were not sur prised to hear of her acute affliction several months later. I am positive that there is absolutely no truth in the reports that she was poisoned be fore she left Mexico. And the em peror I He was possessed of very kind element of nature. He was too good. He listened to treacherous advice and JAFFA WILL GET HARBOR AT LAST Jonah’s Home Town to Be Important Sea Port. < Plans Under Way for Modern Road# for Old City, Famous In B’ble Timea—ltalian Syndicate to Back Project. Jaffa, Palestine. —ls Jonah the prophet should return within tho next few months to this little atavistic port, whence he set sail some 2,000 years ago on hhi tempestuous voyage, he probably would be amazed at the metamorphosis. After all these centuries, modern ism, In the form of a Twentieth nen tury harbor, is about to make Its com mercial encroachments upon this bask ingl seashore, whose name waft Joppa when Jonah knew it. For some years, and particularly since the British occupation, a harbor for Palestine has been talked of, but was shot. That day was an evil one for Mexico.” Fled to Guatemala. Senora Degollado was in Mexico City when Maximilian was shot in Queretaro, and, although she had an op portunity to view the body before it was shipped to Vienna, she declined, perferring to remember him as she knew him. Within a few days after the emperor’s death, she and her hus band fled to Guatemala, where they lived for several years until Porflrio Diaz became president of Mexico. Born in Norfolk, Va., Miss Marie Jor dan went to Washington with her father during the early days of the Civil war, and there met Mariana De gollado. who was attached to the Mex ican embassy. They were married in Washington and later came to Mexico, Homes for U. S. Army Men Coblenz Provides Apartments for Families of Yanks. United States Army Officers’ Wives and Children Get Modern Homes Built by German City—To Re lieve Crowding. Coblenz.—Apartment houses built by the municipality of Coblenz, aided by the German government, were opened recently for accommodation exclusively of officers of the American forces in Germany and their famil ies. The purpose of the houses is to re lieve the crowded condition of the city, which has been a problem ever since the allied troops reached the Rhine. There are B*2 apartments of five rooms each, and all modern conveni ences in the few buildings now be ing taken over by the American fam ilies. Work on these apartments was started about two years ago to allevi ate, as the Germans put it, ‘‘an un bearable situation,” as ‘‘do roof is large enough to cover two families.” Additional quarters for noncommis sioned officers and their families are also under construction. Allied army officers say that the population of Coblenz perhaps has been harder pressed by the army requi sition of quarters than any other oc cupied city. All available space for offices and billets has been under requisition for nearly three years, but German officials hope the new apart ment houses will considerably improve the present crowded condition of the city. In Coblenz there are about 3,000 rooms under requisition by the American army, the general policy of billeting being similar in all the zones as occupied by the French. British only now is this dream of easy ingress and egress to and from the cradle of Christianity about to be realized. An Italian banking syndicate, hav ing satisfied Itself that great commer cial possibilities are wrapped up in new-old Palestine, hqs offered to ad vance the necessary capital, subject to adequate governmental guaranties, find the actual work is expected soon to begin. The plans ns drawn call for the ex penditure of a sum not to exceed $7.- 000,060, to be retired with interest within thirty years. The harbor Is to be located directly opposite the section of the old city of Bible times, making the present cus tom house a central point from which the extension will be made northward and southward. It Is to comprise three sections, one devoted entirely to freight and passenger ships, one to shipbuilding and Repairing and one to fishing. Lack of proper harbor facilities bas Bad Luck Comes From Horseshoes San Francisco. —The novel al legation that her husband scold ed her because she did not shoe her horse properly is contained In the divorce complaint filed by Mrs. Cecelia Bernal, expert horsewoman at several rodeos, against Elmer Bernal, also a horseman. While she was shoe ing her horse at the couple’s Livermore ranch, Mrs. Bernal avers, she was called away from the task and later her husband berated her for her neglect of the animal. • where her husband’s father. Gen. Santos Degollado, was one of the most prominent men of the day. A street and plaza in Mexico City still bear his name. Senora Degollado believes that she is the last survivor of the court favor ites of the Emperor Maximilian. and Belgians. In the majority of I cases, allied families have been quar tered In the same houses or apart ments with German families, the al lied families occupying a separate part of the house so far as practicable, and using the kitchen and bath in com mon with a German occupant. As a consequence, disputes have arisen, and the town major, or billet ing officer, Is often called upon to set tle them. These disagreements almost invariably have their origin in the joint use of the kitchen. Because of this difficulty, the policy has universal ly been adopted of installing, wherever possible, a separate kitchen for the allied family. Generally, when a house or apart ment has been taken over, the Ger mans have been permitted to take their furniture and personal belong ings with them. In the American area it is stated, however, that only in ex ceptional cases have Germans been required to vacate their homes or apartments entirely. One eight-room school building In Coblenz was requi sitioned exclusively for children of American officers. Gets Old Witness Fee. Smith Centre, Kan.-—When John Sawyer went back to his old home in Pawnee City, Neb., a few days ago for a visit, the clerk of the District court there telephoned him that he had some fees due him. and to call and get them. Sawyer did so and was astonished to learn it was witness fees due him in a trial 20 years be fore. The amount was $4.20. Prehistoric Bone Unearthed. Sioux Fails, S. D.—What is thought to be a mastodon rib, which had prob ably been burled In the same place for from 20,000 to 30,000 years, has been unearthed by Philip M. Hull, In West Sioux Falls. been one of the greatest Impediments to commercial development of Pales tine, and, consequently, the Inhabit ants are looking with keen anticipa tion upon the time when large ships can dock easily on Palestine's shores When the weather is stormy and the sea rough, it is now practically impos sible for boats to come even within three miles of land, where even in mild weather all ships have to be loaded and unloaded with the aid of small, obsolete craft. Thus It Is es timated at least $1,060,000 a year can be saved on the loading and unloading item alone, to say nothing of the in evitable effect better shipping facil ities will have on the cost of living, which Is now excessively high. Commensurate with harbor improve ment, the city of Jaffa itself Is mak ing plans to come out of its lethargy and reap rich rewards. Independent commercial Interests already are lay ing plans to develop four miles of waterfront, intending to build store rooms, restaurants, hotels and private homes for the benefit of traders and tourists. T3fie AMERICAN ©LEGION® 'Copy for Tnw Depurlinent Supplied by the American Legion News Service.) “HOBOED” TO GET POINTERS David McCalib, Texas Veteran, Makes “Blind Baggage" Trip to Aid Ex-Service Men. Jobless and penniless, hundreds of ex-service men in the West are “riding the rods” from place to place in search of employ ment. While others talked about doing something for them, David McCalib, young war veteran of Dallas, Tex., made a long trip as a “hobo” to get first-hand infor mation about the men to devise 4 means of helping them that would be acceptable to all. “I rode the blinds and side-door pull mans for 800 miles over the M. K. & T„ Sante Fe and Texas and Pacific railroads,” McCalib reported to the American Legion authorities of Texas handling the unemployment problem. “I noted three outstanding tilings in the six-day trip. First, the real, old time hobo of the back door variety ha' almost disappeared. Second, there were a large number of young men who were too young to have entered the army. The majority of the men riding the rods were of this class. Third, there was a comparatively small number of ex-service men on the rods. They were noticeably untrained In the ways of hoboing.” WAS ONLY COMIC OPERA WAR Americans Experienced Odd Pro visions When Joining Spanish Legion Against Moors. It was just a comic opera war any how, according to 83 young Americans who have returned to New York from whence they sailed two months ago to join the Spanish Foreign Legion for service against the Moors. The would-be Foreign Legionnaires were represented in numbers among ex-serv- Ice men applying to the American Le gion employment bureau for any kind of work. After enlistment In New York, the recruits, almost all of whom had served overseas with the American army, were sent to Ceuta, Africa. There they were Informed for the first time that out of their pay of pesetas a day (about 60 cents) they must buy their own uniform, food, even arms and ammunition. “It was the funniest war you ever saw,” declared George Dimond of Brooklyn, who explained that the hard er you fought the moi-o It would cost you for ammunition. If a man fought very hard he would soon be deeply In debt to the Spanish government. If, on the other hand, he conserved am munition and tried to save money, he stood excellent chances of being picked off by a Moor. Besides all that, the Americans, who thought they were to be officers, were assured that they were welcomed only as privates. FREE LEGAL AID FOR NEEDY Loy J. Mollumby, Commander of Mon tana Post, First to Sue in Be half of Wounded. The first man in the United States to file suit against the government in fl A behalf of wound ed soldiers was Loy J. Mollumby, young attorney of GreaF Falls, Mont. He won his case, which was to ob tain hospital treatment and compensation for a service man who became Insane ns a result of his war experience. A second suit against the government has been filed by Mollumby in favor of Chris Tuss, service man, who died of tuberculosis. Tlds action seeks to secure payment of war risk insurance to the young man’s needy dependents. The govern ment claims that the disease was con tracted after Tuss’ discharge and af ter his insurance had lapsed. Mol lumby contends that he contracted tu berculosis while in the army. Mollumby, commander of his Ameri can I-egion post In Great Falls, has set up a free legal aid bureau for all sick and wounded ex-service men. Wanta More Land Opened. For every government farm avail able today there are 100 service men standing in line, according to Secre tary of the Interior Fall, who has in formed the American Legion that the government is unable in any degree to satisfy the “back-to-the-farm” crav ing of former soldiers and sailors with out additional legislation. The Le gion 18 endeavoring to have more land opened to settlement for service men. You will never Get Stung at the Busy it Bee Dtilis Avdis, Propr. Hamburgers Made Duley Famous WATKINS-PR ANTE TRANSFER Baggage, Express All Kinds of Hauling Telephone 5, or 117 Cody, wyo. DONLEY & GREEVER ATTORNEYS Holm Block Cody, Wyo. P(rintinjG DWIGHT E. HOLLISTER > Attorney-at-Law i Cody, Wyoming Pioneer Bldg. Phone 98 If You Want to Be Shown THAT An Oldtimer's Cooking is Hard to Beat TRY GEO. GRLPP’S PLACE Steaks a Specialty i G7>e ’ BUSY POOL HALL' DULIS AVDIS. Proprietor Soft Drinks Tobaccos Cigars If you want to have a good time visit the Busy Pool Hall. 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