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Shreveport, Louisiana
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16 THE BHUEVCTOST TXK23, EintEVEPORT, LA., SUNDAY; AUGUST 14, 1004v IF YOU WANT PURE COODS, HONEST MEASURE, HON-EST PROOF. Al fix k , iiiu rv ul KtiiiA yom ordws 10 juatln c.riA. V7 ni.ii Texas street. tln. cf und Liquor 'ealfl 1 can nit v you H to ;.o wi eni l bli ing flOln lllA, 'I'lll-lf IS III! HI thing Hm fnianip til ho an Vm must buy y 1 1 1 r goon where you knon y it ret v rente' wonh of value fo eveiHjdollar you spend. i i.s.iiiiii! niniiwiiiR .fulling praniii .t unf low prices; Jtfallwood Wilskey, per ga !on, In Jugs $2,1, Jlavreld Whiskey, per gallonn- Jugs 2.5 Old Crow Whiskey, jut gallon. In Jug I.W Cream of Nelson Whiskey, per gallon. In Jugs 4 i Alcohol, per gallon, In Jugs I Of Four quart bottles Whiskey .tf All orders accompanied with the cast will receive promj.t ana careful atleu Hon. Yours - JUSTIN GRAS. GBOCr.R AND LIQUOR DEALER. 727 ana 73 Taxas Street. 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The follcwlnK from one of JnuiaUlw's leadltiR merchants, shows the great ef. cacy of this liniment: "1 have been suffering for months wi'.V! severe pain In my back, called lumbago, bv the doctors. One application of Dr. Brown's Magic Liniment entirely relieved me. 1 hope this wonderful, remedy will be put in reach of all who Buffer with pain. "JAMES M. HUGHES, "Belcher. La." . TULANE UNIVERSITY, New Orleans. Full courses in Language, Sciences, Engineering. Law, Medicine, Pharmacy, Art. Splendid department ior women in Xewcomb College. Tulane makes leaders in all vocations. Unexcelled op-i.ri unities for instruction in Engineer- Ung and for the study of Sugar Chem istry. Many scholarships In the academic department. Expenses low, fine dormitories. Opportunities afforded academic students for self-help. Next session begins October 1st. Send for Catalogue and lllustra ted Circular. Address. Secretary, of University, Gibson In the back room of an undertaker's Ihtp in thin cliy lies the nude Umire of a man. It has lain there for near. ly a year without emiiaiimnt,'. sa ime cktlma It and the undertaker does not know whether he outfit to bury It or break It up for paving atone, bc yuwe he doesn't know whether it is the pel-rifled body wf a human being r a ca. ment fraud. Its ostensible present owners my It Is a fraud. Its discoverer claims he does not know whether It la or not, and thereby hangs a tale that has puzzled two grand Juries of llun-connbe county. The body is perfectly funned to the most minute Uetail of human unatomy. The lead and features are thioae of a young man aibotit 30 years old, and would indicate a Jllsli order of Intelligence in a living person. In the left breast just over the heart la a final! round hole penetrating deep Into the body, mutely telling the story of a tragic death. It Is as If nature, outraged by a great crime, had mad eternal evidence against its perpetrator. As one gaaes at the storey face it seems possible to trace lines of the death agony in the .immobile countenance, and the lips seem to move i-cuslngly as if hearkening down through the centuries they would yet proclaim the murderer and bring hun to. justice. Two grand juries of this county havj puzzled over the problems growing out of this strange figure. The first found a bill of indictment In the case two weeks ago, but It was quashed on a technicality. The second 'had the sum.? evidence before H and returned "not true bill," thus for the time leing all criminal proceedings In regard to the figure are ended. No attempts was made to disiover the murderer, if there be one, or if there ever was one. The only question Investigated was whether or no.t A. W. Siddon. a wealthy farmer of Transylvania county, was guilty of false pretenses In selling the figure to t'ty .Pristine Petrified Phenomenon company as a petrified man. He claims he dug it up on nis plantation, am u u is ,1 fraud he knows nothing about it. The company which bought it of him claims that it is a fraud and that Hld-don has rnilty knowledge. The whole thing Is iich a i Idiculious piece of business that it is almost inconceivably it could have occurred in this age and In an -enlihtened community. The company's story is about as follows: ' About a year ago Siddon brought the bodv frwm Transylvania.- county and exhibited H In a tent" on the public square. He claimed that some negroes while ditching on his fanm, ihad unearthed it. He had one of th negioes with him to vouch for the story, ami had certificates from alleged scientifi" men pronouncing It to be a genuine human form petrified. Crowds flocked to see It and heard the supposed history of the life of the deceased recounted by a professional tout. The. tout todd of a young colonist who came .rlih ("Vrclet'hnrne and was Ptiartt- ored of a beautiful Indian maiden. Hi tried to coax her to leave her mountain home nd put on crinoline skirts. THe maiden protested against such cumbersome clothes, but offered to change her toilet to suit him. So she 'wanned off the blue paint and put on some yellow. Still 'her admirer insisted that she Bhwild go back with him to civilization, but her stern parent, who was chief of his tribe, would nfrt have it so, and finally, after swearing at the colonist in a strange tongue and seeing that it had no effect, shot him through the heart. The maiden pined away and died, and died' just like white folks under like circumstances, anA they buried her up a big poplar, over the white man's grave. Her beads and trinkets were found up the tree and were exhibited with the body Of her lover. Such was the k;u1 history told by the tout, .and it alwayn had a tiling effect. Women furtively wiped tears from their eyes and strong men swallowed down their emotions as they heard this melancholy story told in a subdued, thrilling voice, and went away declaring they had cot their 10 cents' worth, and determined to be cremated after death to avoid the chance of so horrible a fate. For a while the petrified phenomenon was a wonder, but soon the women stopped bringing white lilies to lay on the breast of the deceased and the men spent their 10 cents for corn liquor as, usual. The near presence of the petrified man seemed to drive men to WRAPPED IN SICKS t Xrerr on ot 'Waiter's Btd Hot 'Chicken TmW is wrapped to nloe, clean, sUr 1 Hbm4 shacks, from oat ow grist mlU. Unaurnwiaed br any la quality or flavor, aua go oonomlcaL Hy lit hr Hrj 1. lnt Mm tt. tsly Ik hi IttfeHs. hilly Slie Cut. ly 11 i-lt tie br l ib, Hotel Slitfjtfc Ak Tow Oroosr. drink, and it Is rotated that while the jihenomenon reposed In ninny silence on the square the jieople of Kuucnmbo tried to blur the vision of eternity in the best known 'way.. When the receipts fell off Siddon prepared' to seek new territory, To do this he wanted money and he conllded to one or two persons his Inability to properly finance the exhibit and tried to get thin to take an Interest tltnan-dally) in the phenomenon. Fallliu In this, he offered to sell outright to any one who would Dromisn that thi.r should be no desecration of the dead. After coining rtown in his price from $7,000 to $3,'i00, he found a purchas-r In the Pristine Petrilled Phenomenon company, which had been specially in-enrporated to exhibit the phenomenon. The new owners withdrew the figure from exhibition pending: their preparations for a starring tour through the south. The red clay of Transylvania county was scraped from between the toes, the bullet hole was shaved out and bored deeper so that one lould tickle his "inwards" with a straw, the linger prints of the curious were washed off and the whole phenomenon was thoroughly renovated. The company's stock sold above par,nnd the stockholders gave themselves a banquet the night before the beginning of the tour, at which many nice tliing.4 were aid of the phenomenon and his prospects. The opening exhibition was to be in New Orleans during the Confederate Veteran's reunion last summer. W ben the advance agent reached that cily he thought at first that some one had taken his Job. for the whole city was placarded with posts' advertising an exhibition of a ftctrlflci man. Further inquiry showed that there were five different exhibitors in ,s many different parts of the city. None had exhibited, however, and he set about finding a way out of the 'matter in earnest. He. sought the representatives of the other petrified man and found them. They were all as much in earnest as he was. He pointed out the folly of trying to exhibit six different petrified men at the same time In different places, and showed them plainly that it would lead to such ruinous competition that even the petrified men would starve on the gate receipts, while, by combining the whole six in one petrified family the price of admission could be raised. He contended tht the public would rather pay a quarter to ee a whole quarry of petrified men than a nickel to see a single stone. He was a wise advance agent and knew human nature, having previously been the manager of a health resort hotel in this section. So It was agreed and the six managers set about devising new posters, planning relationships between the .phenomena and concocting a n.;w familv history, in which it was agreed that the whole six bad. come to their l.ast ufihappy state through over indulgences In moonshine whisky, vhich embalmed the 'bodies until petrification set In. This was to gt pulpit notices In order to fix the relationship betwee., the exhibits and to oc- able to classify them one as father and the others as sons or uncles it was necessary to nroduce photographs of all of the de seendants. This ended the scheme, for the photographs were all alike and anight easily ihave been taken all from the same body. Human credulity might have stood for a petrified family of six, but it Wis preposterous to think of trying to palm oif si petrified bodies sc" much alike and call them brother and any other relationship was out of the question. Incidentally the manager of the Pristine Petrified Phenomenon company learned from the others that tneir bodies had been obtained of a firm In Missouri at a much chVaper price than his company had paid) Without waiting longer he wired the company here as follows- "To not ship phenomenon. The family seems to live around these parts. Have met several." When he returned and, told his story about tho other cement "petrltlojt Mien" ha had met, the PrtHlliie Company turned Its man over to an undertaker, repudiated the transaction as a fraud and set about finding evidence, against .Siddon. And t'liU Is what it1 claims to have found; , ! About six years ago a man limned Nauuey blew Into the Vicinity of Spar-tiinsbui g, S, C., and bought a worthies tract of laud for u lucre song, ile put half a dozen negroes to digging among I the rocks and claimed to be prospecting, hut nobody ever knew for what. Finally, ono day the negroes unearthed h peti'lllc man and tha prosjieotln eased. Nanney became a showman and during the next few years coined money nil through South Carolina ex-1 hlbltlng "llnd." Then, when curiosity bad subsided he withdrew his' "exhibit" from the ro'td and nothing I more was ever hoard of tho pctrilb'd man In that state. This part of the evidence is supplied by an old Confederate drummer who used to draw a crowd and also by a photographer named Van Ness, who took a picture of the petrilled man when It was exhibited In Charlotte. Nanney and one John Long drove from Spartansburg .n the fall of 1!)02 and carried a heavy box, which was unloaded near Slddon's farm. 'J'hli fa.'t cornea from John Img himself, who told of the long Journey made by night, mostly when he was drunk. Menntlme Nanney died. In the spring of 1H03 Siddon decided to "h ive some ditching done In a place where a ditch had never been before. After several days' digging his hands unearthed a petrified man, and this, the Pristine company claims, was the second resurrection planned by Nanney .and Siddon In proof of this further they claim that the ditch he Jwid cut In order lo get his man runs up the side of a hill, and that It could never have been Intended for water to flow in. This second resurrection was widely heralded by Siddon, and thus when h brought his iietrlfled man to Asheville a year ago Its fame had preceded it. and thus It came Into 1he oiesloii of the Pristine Petrified Phenomenon company for $.1,500 cash. Siddon has the $3,500. John Long hfls disappeared, und the grand Jury hs refused to find a bill for false pretenses against the resurrection of the lctri-flod man. Asheville (N. C.) Correspondent of Ilaltlinore Herald. Goodwin We have a new minister at our church. 'Icxtly-So? How do you like him? Goodwin Don't know yet; my wife haB not rat his wife. Chicago News. First Panama Mosquito I nevei saw you looking so plump and prosperous. What are you feeding on now? Second Panama Mosqulta 'Sh! Don't give It away. I've found a bunch of fat American contractors. Chicago Tribune. A BARON AS TRAI1P Head of One of (He Oldest Families irt Germany Trie; His Hand as W&.it-r, Elevator Boy and Omnibus Conductor, and Finally Bejgar. mm? The Beverage of Health Pure beer Schlitz beer is the best drink in the world for you. The malt is a food; the hops a tonic. The alcohol only 3' per cent is an aid to digestion; a healthful stimulant The most healthy nations in the world the most hardy, most energetic drink-the most of it. But the beer must be pure. Impurity means harmful germs. That is why we brew Schlitz in absolute cleanliness why we filter even the air that touches it and sterilize every bottle. And the beer must be aged. Green beer causes biliousness. That's why we age Schlitz for months before we market it. Schlitz beer is absolutely pure; it can't harm you. the Brewery Bottling. Ask for Boh Phone 178, Kaufman Mver, 104-100 Texas St., Shreveport, La. The Beer That Made Milwaukee Famous. (Copyright, 1904, by Curtis Brown.) . ERLIN, July 10. Baron Benlgsen has just been released from prison, after serving a term of six weeks' Imprisonment for using a false name. The Benniesen fam ily Is one of the oldest In the nobility of Germany, and this baron Is the present head of the family. In the eighteenth century they were at the lenith of their wealth and prosperity, and kept house in mare than royal style. The present baron's grandfather was an incurable spendthrift, and the reckless way In which he squandered his princely Income ' involved the family property In serious difficulties. Baron, liennigsen, the grandfather, in course of time got through his money and had to cover his debts. His misfortunes broke his spirit and ruined his health and he died in destitution, leaving his children without a penny wherewith to face the world. His son adopted various humble occupations and ended up by sinking Into absolute pauperism. Unaccustomed to hardship and privation, disease overtook him at an early age, and he and his wife, whom he had married before misfortune overtook the family, were compelled to seek refuge in a. pool-house. The baron died there at the ige of 30. and his son. the present baron, was bom in he poorhouse shortly after his father's death. His mother died within a week, and Baron Bennigsen was thuR left an orphan. He was brought up in the poorhouse in company with other Juvenile paupers. Questioned after his release from prison a few days ago, Baron Bennigsen, who is now 45 years of age, gave the following account of his life: A PAUPER' 3 BOYHOOD. "My first recollection Is that I was the smallest Inmate of the poorhons In which I was born. The old pauper women In the Institution looked 'after me, and 1 had not a bad time. Every, one In the place knew that I was a baron, for my birth certificate and my family papers were In the custody of the officials there, and no doubt whatever existed regarding my claim to rank and title. At n early age I can remember being sent to the little pauper school attached to the Institution, where I, In company with other born destitutes, received the beginning of an education. Later I had to go to the public state school In the village and here my troubles began. I had to went a little suit of uniform Indicating that I was a pauper, ind I still hve a' keen recollection of the scorn with which the elder children looked down on ne. They bestowed on me such names "as 'Pauper brat,' 'Pauper foundling,' Vh&rity boy,' and so on. I remember how keenly I felt the humiliation and how bitterly a resented the hard fate which had made me Inferior to the children of agricultural peasants and laborers. I can recall, too, how the finger of scorn was pointed at my little pauper uniform which proclaimed so plainly that I was not as other children. I had no share In the games and amusements of my comrades In the school. The moment school hours were over I was conmelled to return to the p'wirhouse. and I used to hear with envy how the others talked together of excursions Into the woods and fields and all sort of boyish amusements enjoyed In common. When the teichers arranged outings for the whole school, I whs the only oive who did not go. You have no Id.a how these humiliations In child-hod embittered my spirit and made lie hate the whole world almost be-foie i bad hefutn life." , SHOEMAKERS APPRENTICE. "At the age of 14, the officii! In charge of the poorhouse summoned Eating Ulcers - JJCSBI Nothing is a source of to much trouble as an old sore or ulcer, par ticularly when located upon the lower extremities where the circulation is weak and sluggish. A gangrenous eating ulcer upon the leg it a frightful tight, and at the poison burrowt deeper and deeper into tho tissues beneath and the sore continues to spread, one can almost see tho flesh meltMig away and feel the strength going out with the sick ening discharges. Great running sores und deep offensive ulcers often develop from a simple boil, swollen gland,. bruitte or pimple, and are a threatening danger always, because while all such sores are not can cerous, a great many are, and this should make you suspicious of all chronic, slow-healing ulcers and sores, particularly if cancer runs in your family, Face sores are common and cause the greater annoy. ance because they are so persistent and unsightly and detract so much from and severely injured both of my shins. Xy blood Wheellnv, W, 7a., May 89, 1003. Borne years affo while at work, Z fell over a truck one't personal appearance. Middle aged and old peo- booame poisoned ae a reeult, and the dootor told me l would nave runninr aorea ror lire, and that If they closed up the result would be fatnl. Dn pie and those whose biood SSfe'S5SlK5 .VfirVlTLVaKS: 18 Contaminated and taint- were prompt and a-raUfyln. It took only a short ed with th crerm and noi- while for the mediolne to euro up the eoree, and I ea witn ine germs anu poi- mm aot aesot aa the dootor intimated I would be, son of malaria or some pre- neither hat Ve sores ever broken out again, ami vious sickness, are the chief :cbVdao,oour.ld; UP"1 in-I -sufferer- from chronic sores Car, BohmulbMB J&fZ' UIV". and ulcers. VV hue the , biood remains in an unhealthy polluted condition, and the sore will continue to grow and spread in spite of washes and salves, for the sore is the outward sign of some constitutional disorder, a bad condition of the blood and system, which local remedies cannot cure, A blood purifier and tonic is what you need something to cleanse the blood, quicken the circulation and invigorate the constitution, and S. S. S. is just such a remedy. It counteracts and removes ' from the blood all the impurities and poisons, and gradually builds up the entire system; and when the blood has been purified the healingprocess begins and the ulcer or sore is soon entirely gone. ,S. S. S. Contains no mineral or frisonous drugs, of any description, but is guaranteed putely vegetable, a blood purifier and tonic combined and a safe and permanent cure for chronic sores and ulcers. If you have a slow-hcal-ing sore of any kind, external or internal, write us about it, and our fihysicians will advise you without charge. Hook on "The Blood and ts Diseases " free. JUX SWIFT tPECIFIC CO; ATLANTA, CAs MANSFIELD FEMALE COLLEGE. MANSFIELD, LA. Fifty-first term begins September 7, 1904. Charlei M. Steiff's pianos. Just from the factory, will be used e clusively In the College. We have Just closed a very successful having enrolled a larger number than was ever enrolled In the Colt". Our faculty is complete. Health record fine. Everything to make the College a pleasant home for you g ladles. Send for Catalogue. T. 8. SLIG1I, Proaidant i L , I .JL-i l-ll -I L -J-1.ILJ - "In course of shoes are made, hobnailed boots workers. After me to him to discuss my future. He told me that although 1 was a baron, I had neither money nor property nor the prospect of ever getting either and that In these circumstances I should have to work to earn my living. He asked me If I had a taste for any particular kind of work, but my recollection is that I had a distinct dislike of every kind. However, I had to learn something In the way of a trade, and a year later I was apprenticed to the village shoemaker, who received a premium from the loestl authorities for undertaking my technical education. Although he received the same amount to teach me his trade as he would have received for any other apprentice, he despised me aa a pauper and made me feel that he regarded me as belonging to a class of society immeasurably In ferior to himself. ''I sat In his little workshop from early mornings till late at night hammering nails into shoes and dreaming of a far-off time when I would regain the family wealth and be able to live in the style befitting a baron. At this period I cherished the personal ambition of educating myself in such a way that when I resumed my proper position In the world as a nobleman I should be mentally equipped to fill the high position. With this end In view', I was very industrious In attending a night school and In reading all sorts of books which I could lay my hands on. time I learned how and I manufactured for the rustic Held being an apprentice fol four years I attained my freedom, as the phrase goes, at the age of 19. and the poorhouse which had hitherto supervising my upbringing and education now turned me adrift in the world to seek my own fortune. Summoning me to his august presence, the chief official of the poorhouse handed me the sum of $25, ani a certificate testifying that I was discharged from the Institution with a good character. He also gave me a bundle of my family papers and explained to me bow and where I cbuld obtain other authentic copies if I needed them. RESTAURANT WAITER. "The shoemaker to whom I had been apprenticed had no need of men when the time came to pay a wage, and Ve discharged me to make room for another apprentice. I left the village of my birth, which I hated with all my heart, and. feeling rich In the possession of $25, Hiade my way to Berlin. Here I sought occupation 'as a shoemaker but found none. When my small fund of money became exhausted, I was forced to find work of some kind, and finally, taking advantage of a. casual glance offered to me, I became a waiter In a third-class restaurant In a very unfashionable quarter of the city. "I had no wages here, but was forced to live on the tips given to me by the humble patrons of the establishment. These were few and far between, and when a tip amounted to 1 cent I looked upon the donor as a remarkably prosperous personage. As a rule the tip given was a pfennig equal to one-quarter of a cent. My earnings amounted to an average of about a dollar a week, and if my employer had not given me food and lodging I could not have lived. From this posl 1 advanced to a similar one In a second-class restaurant, and from here I rose to fill the same position In a first-tlass restaurant frequented by the most fashionable set of society. "After a time the proprietor of the restaurant, to whom I had shown my papers, revealed to some of the regular guests of his establishment the secret of my rank and birth. From this moment life In the restaurant became unbearable. The guests used to call me "Herr Baron" and some of them who were rich parvenus took a peculiar delight In bullying me. The other waiters made fun of me and soon I quitted the place in despair. The time when 1 was a waiter was the greatest height of prosperity which 1 ever attained. Somehow or other my title was always a burden to me. When all the money which I hid saved as a waiter was-exhausted, I had to save myself from starvation by taking a wv. as elevator boy in big hotel. Here t hid to wear a uniform and to snoot up and down the shaft of the elevator Beveral hundred times a day. FOR SALE. Barred Plymouth Rocks (SnO to select from). Jersey Milk Cows and a few Berkshires. For description and prices address S. Q. HOLLI.NGSWOnTH. Shreveport, La. For Sale or Exchange, l.C-a acres of land in Sco.t county, Tennessee, covered with Immense growth of oak, poplar, ash, lym, hickory, chostnut and walnut, in virgin state. Underlaid with a continuous vein of very best bituminous coal, adjoining the famous Sunny Brook oil fields, of Wayne county, Ky., no Incumbrance. Address Wm. Hamilton Co., Shreveport, La. The work did not suit me at all. and I welcomed the change which made me chief porter in the same hotel. "After a time I loet this position owing to my lack of senility towards the guests, and after notp?r long period of unemployment, I was reduced to earning my living as an omnibus conductor. From early morning until late at night 1 stood on the step of the clumsy vehicle as it wended Its tedious way through the main streets of Berlin, helping people to get in and out, and taking their 1 and 2-cent fares." REACHED HIS IDEAL AT LAW. "In the "Intervals of unemployment which had followed on the vacation of my previous posts, I had enjoyed life as a gentleman. Both as a waiter and as a hotel porter I had accumulated considerable sumn of money which enabled me to live for a time in the style befitting a baron. I lived at fashionable hotels and traveled In the most luxurious ears to the most expensive watering places, I Hte sumptuous dinners and gave princely tips to the menials who waited on me. Altogether 1 lived like an aristocrat, and so you can Imagine that It waa very dlfffcult lor me to stand on the step of a shabby omnibus and collect lt;ent fares. Moreover. It offered me no opportunities of saving enough money to enjoy another period of life of luxury nnd so. disconunted with my loss. I abandoned the occupation. From this period luck seemed to hive turned against me more than ever. 1 suffered the depths of destitution and turned my hands to all sorts of occupations. I went to Hamburg and worked at the docks as a laborer, and In the summer I went down into the country district and worked as a harvester. The labor required tr me was exhausting and the kind cf occupation did not suit mo-at all. ' RelK-lling against my fate, resolved that I would do no more work and compel society to -maintain me. I Itcgan Hi Iravt! obout the country, begging ftp rug h money to provide for my maintenance. This mode of life has Hi disadv antage s, but on the w hole I find It frcftvabic lo doing work un-sulted t my ii icratlc hands. L live o life of insure Mi( my Journeys on foot lead .ne through some of the n.cst. be'.i;i'ul districts In Germany. I do not live In luxury, but I receive sufilcient tj rnr-ble ne to eat and drink and e'ecp in comfort. "Sj-mdin es my m de of life brings me info conflict w tb the police, but I have learned m rn up with these Inco.-m meiioes 'oli hn'.iffercnce and equanimity. I have become a philosopher, end In this frame of mind I cm assure you tia 1 dc-T-e corOii, enjoyment out cf life as a tr.-Mrtp. ,t affordj me a tci tain - satisfaction, lo know tint I am not doing any more work than I f houM have "done If ! had occupied my i -of r position in sex te- v ei bar vi. It pleads me to think that after fate an I a halt! world have treaLcJ me so badl 1 have found a .mNins of living at ihe xpvns of so-ciMy In generSl. Ht Viinr. these views I do not suppose that I shall ever be anything else but a tnamp." The police records reveal that Baron Bennigsen has necn imprisoned sixty-two limes for :niirlkancy, and wandering without visible means of sub- -slstence. GEORGE WEISS. s

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