Geyser Judith Basin Times (Geyser, Mont.) 1911-1920, November 14, 1912, Image 2

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---ters=erss's Following the Gypsy Trai Lazy, Roving Life Led by Many Hundreds of Thousands of People Traced Back Into the Dim Past—Have a Domestic Code of Their Own — Queer Way German Gypsies Have of Administering Justice. T .. HE gypsies are herer 11auy of us remember the awful scares of ingenuous childhood when the word went round. In fact, very often we were the tint to note the presence of the. strange people, of whom we stood In mortal terror, fearful that at torn. unsuspecting moment they would grab hold of us, rudely thrust us into one of their mysterious and forbid- ding looking wegous and make off with is, especially if we were 1 , - 1 lit- tle boys and girls and didn't mind our mothers and fathers as we shoiiiii. And a better behaved lot of children it would have been hard to and any- where. Even if we behaved the very best we know how we had donlitA— and such serious and calatultnus doubts they werel—that the gypsies would steal us anyway. In ths days when this haunting fear gripped us we d1d1)'1 went to know anything shout the gypsies. All we wanted was for them to go awny—far, far sway. The reamaurance of parents that the gypsies really wouldu't steal us, that the story of their doing such terrible things was untrue, was never convincing. Recollections of the one time dread bob up when, grown up, unafraid and humanly curious, we venture Into the midst of these pil- grims of the road to look them over at close range and take note of how they Ilse, IN A GYPSY CAMP Arrived in the gypsy camp, we gee dark skinned. dark eyed. slender but sinewy men, women and chi'dren gath- ered together as if for a picnic in the woods. We find they are shrewd horse traders, inveterate card players, adept musicians and fond of glittering jew- elry. They lead an easy life, do these people who have made loafing a finish- ed art In the line of strenuous sports baseball is their only concession to the spirit of American energy. Now when gypsies become acclimated to this country they make baseball a regular part of their camp diversion. Until tI e great national game aroused ous t , interest they were COlktt itt with such Indolent sport as pitching quoits, which requires only a good eye and slight exertion of the arm. Give R gypsy good horses. car, Mc and a Wife Who telling fortunes and be is linppy. \ sesi- it '71' h _ lug rent free iii the Melo of a eivihs , nation, he has mini hum to do with es , heat Schools. tile the court or the gem tumult e:riutl her. ,:4 :1[Nlj`„ , , it t ;tc of his adopted y -am to when ,j, the I P- is rowed le do se There Jr, ill ii GYPSY FOSTSINE TELLERS neighborhood .11 a million of Ile KILLING OFF THE STORK. cam pa,gn Started In Germany Against its Destruction. N, one who hits had any delight in Andersen's tales ean hear un- that the storks have fallen upon „ times. Four years ago it was no - that they were building less on housetops, and their diminish- nsibers were regarded by the su- s: us Ottomans as an evil omen future of the race In Europe. Europe at the end of sum - seem to penetrate far down is intelo of Africa. One that had ------aught and marked in Prussia sdeured In Natal, near Coienso . memory. Whether the disap- ,,sc e of wild animals from South before the advance of the set- , also affects the storks is a ques- -s not yet settled. he storks in Germany have to con - with a prejudice most difficult to .D.lieate, says the London Standard. 114.t,y are looked upon as enemies of sport. It is true that they sometimes raid the families of hares or find their food in ponds well stocked with fish. But the damage they do in this way is negligible in comparison with the great boon they confer on farmers by de- stroying mice and moles. If we are to believe the German or- nithological paper. alitteiltingen ueher die Vogelweit, a bad example in the treatment of this useful bird has been set in high places. The Grand Duke of Oldenburg is said to have given orderS for the curtailing of the number of storks in his state. Fifty per cent of them are to oe shot down. By deprtv- ing the female birds of their male ad- mirers the grand duke hopes to \cut down the birth rate.'\flie German paper containing this announcement protests against a barbarity which de- rrives villages of their old established guests, but it adds that similar eases are reported from upper Franconia, where the owners of sporting estates are initially compelling the peasants to remove the storks' nests perched on their cottage roofs. The paper appeals to the public to put a stop to this work of destruction. In Alsace happily such brutal method,: are unknown. There the bird whieh symbolizes such venerable traditions is treated with universal respect. Grist From the Sport Mill By S'ICADIUM Neeesseeseesouss MOVEMENT is on foot to abol- ish the hammer throw In ath- letic- meets. , The event has been marked as dangerous be- cause fatalities have resulted from wild throw's. The Harvard Crimson asked for the opinion of noted train- ers on the question. Here are the an- swers in brief: - Pooch\ Donovan of Harvard.—\The hammer throw, as it is. is regarded as a dangerous event, and if the danger cannot be eliminated I think it would be best to substitute for the event the throwing of weight for height.\ Keene Fitzpatrick of Princeton.—\I am very much in iavor of substituting the thirty-five pound' weight for the hammer, for a weight that can be thrown over thirty feet is dangerous to competitors and officials.' harry Hultman of Dartutotith.--\My opinion is that the regulations of this event should remain as they are, and the necessary precautions should be taken against accidents.\ Thomas Keene Tsf Syraeuse.- - I can- not see where the danger will be less- ened by subetituting a heavier ball and shortening the handle. The chalices of a broken wire would nat- urally be greater with a heavier ball, and it would be more liable to aeci- dent than heretofore.\ .1. C. Kraenzieln Michigan.—\l believe the idea of ehortening the han- dle and Increasing the weight of the Intl a very good one.' John Moakley of Cornell.- - - If a '-huge is to lie made in the hammer tin•ow event it would he the best to substitute the thirty-five pound weight, would have the length of the handle shortened. '• The conditions for the third allUtlal 500 mile race at indianapolia, tiled for May 30. 1913, call for cars of 450 eithie inches piston displacement and under, smaller than those for the preceding tit° su-es, which allowed isees tip to GOO inches. This condition will force builders to eoncentrate on ************************** other means than size to attain speed TO BE. -It and power, %shish should be a good , * • To be gentle; to forgive; * True to life and glad to live; * To be watchful and to be * Rich with boundless charity; * To be humble in success, * Strong of heart in bitterness. ss * Tender, gracious, thoughtful, good ec In our man and womanhood. i•ia varsity and freshm .ti baseball N. D. Bismarck. man's palmistry there is little \sch * teams during the coming season. ence,\ although she professes to attach s************************ * There will be no regular coaching, some importance to the lines of the however, until February. when the heart and life. For the lines and mounts gypsies have their own expla- nations, which now' and again coineide with these of the ordinary gorgio palm- ist, but which for the most part are not to be found in any written book. 1' hey depend 11 11110St entirely utsin face reading anti a keen perception of personal characteristics. The bearing of n stranger. the dress, speech and manner, time expressien and type ef feature are all noticed and noted be- fore tile fortune telling begins. POWER OF GERMAN CHIEF In former days when the eypsi,- 5.000 words. and their tongue. the Ito all the tribes of a single country. 1--: ii Photos by American Press Association. 1.—Albanian gypsy ohief. 2.—Gypsy queen enjoying her smoke. 3.—Family wash day. 4.—Pets of a gypsy band and their mother. meat was becoming apprehensive of their strength. FIRST HOME—WHERE? The gypsy belongs to a wandering race known In western Europe since 1417 and now throughout the world. It is generally agreed that in language and origin the gypsy probably is a Hindu. Ask a gypsy where the race came from In the beginning and If he is an educated Romany, he may any \Egypt.\ Possibly he will not, as these tawny skinned, lustrous eyed folk claim Hindustan. Persia, Turkes- tan and half a dozen other countries as their first home. The gypsy language contains about RS they call it, is classed as German and south German. were unit- ed into an independent trim. .1 they 11:1,1 — their res.-Wally ehosen leaders. chief- A tains or headmen. Thi•se of Hungary ! have still their eider and seeond iii command. In this respect matters have changed considerithiy with the • German gypsies. Wantiering , in inree Robbed of Glory. A Compromise. - tier1 • A' fs 'Is • - Halt it pr.,posed to me :as: their recognition of them is only the united \\ I T' affies (.e\''ed to he tner \''' night. ed long ago. and of late years thee — passing of the time of day as they may - Yes. aud very good shed, too. lie ale (tie ma he? That must have ha ve been forced Ti spilt into lids , accidentally meet. beon right a ft ead refus.el him. lintels traveling in family tortles claims richithinship itt 1:1••ilstonc.\ The origin of the idea that gypsies ' • ' - Gladstone! That sheuid please his lie easn't sertain wl:ish he weuid one or two wagons. On that acetone. wife. .. -Whish he would rh,: What do you are kidnapers is at to Sioain. they have but a single ehief. lie ii w here the Ron) is regarded as being it doeen't. It hurt her pride chased- inean'S' closed. and only One win) hnolVS h•kr tout one step from the evil one and fitly when She heard lie was called - Why, he wasn't certain whether he to gain the esteem and affection of (110 • , where. indeed. his morals are morel's the Greet r(0111 (leveland weuld propose to you er jemp in the others ran heroine head Ile 111111ll ii i than in this country. Several cases of lakes --Cleveland Plain Dealer Sal In wealthy , according t o gyps: . Plain [tenter. No Longer an Attraction. Therefore No Bother be fairly child stealing both Spain and Portu- tve been known. but the motive standards and a tried antkdauntles, \My chores girl cheat requests a In each case was neither revenge nor mall ' e t••11 lie. your hom.r. - hope of ransom, but the superstitious The chief gives 'enlists In all di , - Oiling inn e:1 between as .-s. bat espe , hill: - \She can 1,:,e1. 11 fair trial right here .'• one that the stolen child would bring when any one has transeressed (he \No doubt. but the s' de in this - bak\ duck , not alone to the one who and is bale eido. Ft /11 ptiri4ose l a town have i.,een all her go‘rus.”_Kan- actually stole it, but to the entire camp. annunl Isil (assembly, is held. general sas Cils• Journal. FAMILY INDEPENDENCE by Elsass autumn_ The meetines A remarkable thing about gypsy are seeret. and stranvers tire never an In or Out. home lite is the divisien into individual a modern Aryan dialect. As a tnatter of fact, the common im- pression that gypsies are natural born child stealers does the Romany peo- ple an injustlee. There nre many :amps Lod types of Romanies with n•hoin the better class of gypsies re- fuse to assoelate, and the extent of Up the Mountain. here we only prize the good. Stars tinsullIed reillid Ar1 burn. If ye in repentant timed Prom your wanderings would return, If ye fall to lind the bliss That ye found with of yore. Or when lawleFs mirth like this hearts delight no more. call for candidates will be made. Lauder was graduated from Brown university in iSeS and played profes- sional ball with the Philadelphia Na- tioeal league team and with the Giants. Ile has been coaching the Williams college team for several sea - ememenselesse# some years n accused of being too much \club\ -Soo little \automo- bile\—in other worlds. of paying too much attention to the lighter side of club life and too little to the graver. The club has made a ierions effort to confute this charge by installing it swimming bath, Turkish bath. feueing room, gymnasium, with punching bag, etc., in what was once the club's gar age. ' The example of the Royal Automo- bile Club of England hiss fired its French confrere to this effort. The swimming bath is 25 yards long by 0, the depth running from three feet to nine. The water is sterilized by violet rays and carefully filtered. Louis Stevens. who last year was selected as the All Western liar - back. is again a factor in the makeup • of Minnesota's strong team this year. I. Photo by Arner),,u, AsSOCislCur7 Louis Stevens Again a Factor In Min- nesota's Strong Squad. - It is generAly conceded that h.• is one of the best football plas - ers 1:1 the w a est, nti liis playing, is always fst- Thu.!, pilgrim SODS and annong others developed lowed with interest. in , ,ntatri go, Teniptetoti and Davis. hi .th star pitch- ii•iintani rise , s how . • • • era. He was with Columbia for two lit the peeves trap s,Soistese - toe sis• dfoun . • • • ine seasol , ..S. 1905 and 190C., and turned mei.: orerhinti park ns•eritiy R. iitit teams that are con - s1.1s , red the best 11. p e s las ni t :iwatenr of firookvii' , .. r • the Blue and IViiite ever had. Ind.. made a world's reserit for ten trai s s sreaking 200 targets ,,- :t The Allt0111011lIC Club of France, as maisc -Ssts. For the first two Caysi whilst] has such split lid quarters on of the lie led the tie:d with \:10S the Inaee In I - --ssorde, has for ,,f 100 . W a la tin I meet As :,.ccorn,. in rnal.. ,,. Men row - I•1.7 , Fsings Ours ye thus ...di di, , mittial. There all juilieial matters nrs families. St title (lines families travel .ettled and de dsions gic it by the chief nione, a father, mother and ishildren, A.•eording to the offense. the act itssiI or, If they are well along in years. a may be tim .I, 1,111 C 1,I, for a t o.i; hushand aud wife- But verY if len. vs. Of years or expeilel altogether, it it pecially if bound toward soine general rut ers are restored to honor or c , u- meeting pile ia funeral or a summer , detniwil to r,ntain,I-ale sido for a fur camping grounds a large come: 111 Y ! t h e ,. reis.,„1 of year ,_ ii „ ly may be seen together. Often three revenge for bloctished 41.10711 the chii• - generations of the same family or even tm right,: of settlement. four may roam the country together. . I',' t' sit. 11 a tsil there is a merr3 No tanner ini - .v small the gronp, there makinz. Tho , 4 -, who It: , ; 1 , 1001'11 1C is Ito mixing of domestle arrangements ,.. tot.„ ii to i„.,„ or . su s \pem t m Ito and i's iii' It, lie chili, ith their 4c:we...lion, ao.. division of stove and mic e and „ Spend itionOt\ 11 file 0 , 1 ! tent hes! sel'arar.' ers ft -unit !, , int: received .az:i.• lid a: turn' are th e ;•iile, par- I '111;;,s : :se foiseen e.10.1s 011.1 I 11-'\ISi:!..:1 I l';f II\ 1:1 71 iii : 11T \ the es in 11 I -- Ii 11 , 111 . ,1 , 1 ' 1 1 !): r, - t•••• 11; • - •Ie , gypsies, nitil recently it wss re- lky lrinitnz • iss f a ro , -;1 .• • 'Cr S1 1 . 11 \nr ' eti/ of the two is a vet:- I' — \es 4 4 thing for car buildieg. It will tend to et keep out of the running a number of * the big foreign racing machine.s. which * all have been near the COO inch Unlit. William 1.. Lauder, a former Giant. has been engaged coa the Colum- ?ac( of Sheer onsense - I - ' , est 1 sliest er is, s s , 1 - , I nomails of the iirdleis • in Eurol i , is . bus this pshe. , ..tziol, the expert er•iistis takers ,if tlie I I,,r. , , .n doke I ‘ ..-.' .ovin TI,,• . States Imre been unnttle to 1•011111 lb, s lfr.‘ do . - ppn v ... 1 11. , , •\' 11 liht...! , ,i • ' i!ol In this country. Ilmigaiss is full ,,, - ! ,, !I . i ill .:1211111 1.1 iiiel-t-iin ' i i.1•;0 , - 1!, ported that the;an go; ern- pere,rieseees in the g2ips3 foc . ,isi with tii: op•,,iiient it is la- ti hits • etarian. D \—etro Free E'ress 1 '1 ]•4 \ 1 IJC11 ,/71 :II, 410%1 kl llly ivy jim 't kklir iltoi• in a' iii' tinle if h. no, r!dalle Something Like That. sir, that she woe sorry she was ont 111 S 0 1114 , -.7 I wish that guy wor•ld pay eliolly—Oh, very well. Please te: Thal Si .1r..t• Oil I s••!Tlo \Doesn't your s - ife :inno3 yot by nsking questions at the football sta me \:\ e \Nosr. She is on w e of those omen wh o o always like to let n that they snow all ab'eut everything,\ Two Views. She sa,v a hat and liked it very 1111;ch - A , F , ortr . ..1 that a stunner such As it she'd seldom seen before The hat arir liked a - as In a store She cllanced to spy this bat next day, p-tssed it by tn scornful way. rne 151 this nine, 13. , it 11 - As anJther head, —;hidgp Usetess Advice. y dear your,g. lady. - sahl I prole , ,or. • yo a u re going out o ut Int t; world. Ms niivice to son is this: ft• m-', prs,fis•sser,' - .vas the in ii••1 iiest,Pase. \'but my droseimaktiir Ilerah! Early Training. •.enator. you do not an ••No. I that once with - -r whet: I it kid and had been -des , lug Jar\. I go: consIderab:y the worst of it. •• IS:ins:Is City Journal. Getting Even (holly (waiting in drawing rooms- i say. Susan. did you give Miss De Rocks my card? The Maid—Yes, sir. Cholly—What did she sayS The Maids -She told me to tell vets up I's e been boning him for that her I said I was glad I didn't call, n is dsilni. la , OWeS nit- for six months. On-nest:E - -orcr-n FlrIg- tiort of a wishbone. ell': And the Road Looked Rough! e I's: ls ‘‘ 'se ethe new 'Ire --'?t: Ses'Ire--'? -- - \I fear I have mantle a mistake. - I i iesiiter - Yee ii- ed( he .' cross. I The Food Guection. \WilY . ' is i s ii e n s , sti e. i , [neaps r-, ..D.. pal 1.eiieN e that two ('an live as slip proposed in a taxicab. The main ,i kVliot.. did yo': get I:?I ....riL:11 etimilthi :Is one?\ . mite 1 nceeeted him he paid time bill anti we got out anti walked.\--Kausas Cits JouruaL

Geyser Judith Basin Times (Geyser, Mont.), 14 Nov. 1912, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.