Jan and Cora Gordon: The Apache in pre-WW1 Paris
Jan Gordon (under pseudonym "Salis") mentions the "apache" in a 1916 piece in "The New Witness": "One Christmas in particular sticks in my memory. A baker's dozen of us, the thirteenth an airman, had supped upon shell-fish and snails at an oyster den frequented by the Apache."
I was not familiar with the term "apache" in this context, but learned that it refers to a Parisian violent criminal underworld subculture of the early 20th century.
Francis Carco quotes verses dedicated by André Salmon (1881-1969) to the "apache" gangsters of the time in his "Tendres Canailles" (1912): "Partageant mon vin, des filous; M'ont laissé caresser leurs armes."
A pleasing aspect of this issue of "Le Petit Journal" is that it dates from about the time (2006-2008) that Jan and Cora Gordon established themselves, separately, in Paris.