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THE AUGHJS, SATOEDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1903.
THINK Christmas. 1SS3. was
luy most memorable one." Bald
Jeneral Greely. the arctic ex-
- plorer. "With my command I
wad proceeding southward lu the hope
of obtaining help, and about "the 20th
of. October we. .euseouced. ourselves in
TELLING CHRISTMAS STOEIES.
a little hut at'Cape Sabine. Our sup
ply of food was running very low, and
we were on very short rations, every
one "being allowed just food enough In
each twenty-four hours to sustain life
t'nder these' depressing circumstances
and amid the awful silence of the
polar night the cheerfulness that we
continued to maintain was remarkable.
It would have been a splendid oppor
tunity for Dickens' character, Mark
Tapley, who was always seeking some
specially depressing situation in life to
show how jolly he could be under, ad
verse circumstances. As the Christmas
season approached we all looked for
ward to it with eager anticipation, not
only as a festal day the. associations
and memories of which would to some
extent vary the wearisome mouotony
of our lives, but because we knew that
the winter solstice would fall about
Dec. 22 and that then the sun would
return and the long, dreary night be at
"Christmas day came at last. Christ
mas in the arctic regions! At 6 o'clock
we had oar breakfast thin soup made
of peas, carrots, blubber and potatoes.
Our Christmas dinner was served at 1
o'clock. Hearken to our menu, ye who
will sit down the coming Christmas
to roast turkey stuffed with oysters:
First course, a stew of seal meat, on
ions, blubber, potatoes and bread
crumbs: second course, served one
hour after first, a stew of raisins, blub
ber and milk; dessert, a cup of hot
chocolate. The best and most Chrlst
masiike feature of this meal was that
we were allowed a sufficient quantity
of it to satisfy the pangs of hunger.
Our enjoyment of the dessert, one cup
of chocolate, we tried to prolong as
much as possible. Over it we told each
other Christmas stories. We exchanged
reminiscences of bygone Christinases
at home with the loved ones so far
away. We discussed the probability
of oar ever reaching our own firesides
ngafn. and we entered into an agree
ment that if we got back to civilization
before another Christmas we would
pass the day together in memory of
that awful Christmas we were then
spending in the realm of the relentless
lee king. Alas, many of those brave
fellows never lived to see another
Christmas!" Buffalo Express.
key ."Shell a qJarfof Italianor French
chestnuts. Put In hot water and boil
until the skins are softened; drain off
the water and remove the skins. Press
them, a few at a time, through a colan
der and season with butter, salt and
pepper. Add chopped parsley, onion
and bread crumbs and season with
Giblet Sauce. Boil the giblets until
tender; chop them, but not too fine, and
add a tablespoouful of flour to the pan
In which the turkey was roasted.
Brown the flour, stirring constantly,
adding slowly a cupful of water in
which the giblets were boiled: season
with salt and pepper and add the chop
A Country Named For Christmas.
South Africa was discovered by the
Portuguese, who were searching for an
ocean road to India. Bartholomew
Diaz was the commander of the two
little ships that formed the expedition
In 14S0. Eleven years later Da Gama
took another Portuguese fleet south.
He discovered Natal on Christmas day
and thus named It in consequence.
Tale of a Christmas Survivor.
"But where is that beautiful tail you
had day before yesterday?"
yfhe farmer said. 'Heads I win, tails
you lose,' Well, I took to my heels and
lost my tail, but he did not win my
A Little Too Smart.
"Oh. we've got an easy thing this
time!" said the confidence man who
had been prospecting for a victim.
"Sure?" "Oh, positive! Why. I've
rounded up a fellow who thinks he's
too smart to be 'done by any one."
The Only One In Captivity.
Museum Patron Well, what new
freak have you for the holidays?
Manager The rarest thing on earth
the man who doesn't buy more Christ
mas presents than he can afford.
Chrlitmai Dinner Recipes.
Chestnut stuffing is the most deli
cious that can go with a Christmas tur-
The Poet's Meals.
"I'm nearly famished." sighed the
"But you told me you had two meals
a day," said the friend.
"Yes; oatmeal and corn meal." Phil
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, Warring: Railway Barons.
The most" exciting campaign in the
tlmost constant gtrife between factions
of railway barons in recent years la
that ln..wnicu the Gould-Rockefeller in
terests are arrayed against President
Cassatt of the Pennsylvania railroad.
The object of the attack upon Cassatt
is to secure his displacement from the
position of president of the Pennsyl-
I'BESIDKNT A. J. CASSATT.
vania, and the method employed is the
control of the company's capital stock.
It is said that Gould's attack upon
Cassatt is inspired by the desire to get
revenge for the ousting of the West
ern Union Telegraph company from the
Pennsylvania line and the destruction
of a large amount of the telegraph
company's property, in the shape of
poles, wires, etc. Rockefeller's special
interest, aside from his desire to ex
tend hi.s financial power in the rail
road field, is said to be to secure satis
factory transportation f:iilitiest and
rates for the business of the Standard
Oil company over the Pennsylvania's
lines. The directorate of the Pennsyl
vania has so far stood squarely up in
support of President Cassatt. but as
the plan of campaign in all such wars
is directed toward the end of controll
ing the stock of the railway concern
ed, the combined power of the Gould
and Rockefeller interests in the stock
market may eventually work ciiauges
Inimical t the interests of President
Cassatt in the directorate of the com
pany. . Slnrffis and the Doctor:
Frank Sturgis of Stioug. Sturgis &
Co. consulted a doctor and was advised
to go away to some resort for a good,
long rest. Mr. Sturgis expressed his
contempt for the advice something like
"Rest! Shucks! What else have I
been doing for the past six months?
For a real, right down, thoroughgoing
rest give me Wall street in the sum
mer of 1103. Wall street at present,
compared with the sleepiest summer
resort in the sleepiest inountaius on
earth, is like solitaire in a hearse com
pared with a game of poker with
Gates, Clark et a I. And I paid $10 for
that advice!"' New York Times.
Preaching: and Practicing.
Bisliop Frederic Burgess of the dio
cese of Long Island has a ready wit
that he uses well in argument.
A man argued recently with Bishop
I'.urgess about clergymen. This man
claimed they did not practice what
"Oh, well," said the bishop, "maybe
you expect too much of them. Did
you ever hear of a signpost that fol
lowed its own direction':"
General Boris Sarafoff, the recognis
ed leader of the Macedonian revolution
ists, arrived at Sofia. Bulgaria, recent
ly and immediately became the lion
of the hour.: He was proclaimed a na
tional hero by the thousands who gath
ered at the railway station to receive
him. ' He was crowned with a. laurel
wreath and literally covered with flow
ers. In ' response to-the applause of
the people he declared that the revo-
GEKKBAIi BORIS SARAFOFF.
lutionlsts were not only unconquered,
but that their work was just beginning.
Sarafoff spent, nine! months In Mace
donia sedulously laboring in the cause
of the revolution. His life was one of
constant peril and hardship, lie slept
mostly in the open air. Of the band
of sixty that he led ' to Moriastir but
eight survive. Though bis spirit is
nndaunted. Sarafoff talked only in gen
eral terms and refused to discuss bis
plans for the future. . - ' ..
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1702 Second Auenue.
Virtues and Defects of the Ships
That S'-llora Paint.
It Is an axiom with sailors that there
never was a man who put in three
years before the mast who did not
think he could paint a ship better than
the most skillful landlubber that ever
wielded a brush. In the homes of re
tired sea captains specimens of this
kind of marine art are often displayed
ou the walls to admiring friends and
are handed down as family heirlooms.
A good place for the man who has no
seagoing relatives or friends to see
such pictures is In some of the win
dows of ship supply stores on South
street in New York. Sailors buy them
Ships that sailors paint are absolutely
correct in every detail. From a brig to
a full rigged three master there Is not a
block or tackle missing from stem to
stern or from masthead to water line.
Xo marine painter could get in half so
much detail If he tried. But the ships
painted by sailors look as if they were
caught fast in frost tipped waves.
There is absolutely no life or any sug
gestion of motion about them even
when represented as going untfer full
sail. When a sailor tries to get in a bit
of landscape as a background, as he
usually does, he makes matters hope
lessly worse. As a general thing it Is a
lighthouse or a fort looking for all the
world like little Images that children
take out of their toy arks. New York
KiiftllotiTTOnien of Hank.
"TT you cojme across a very shabby
looking Englishwoman on the con
tinent," said a traveled American, "in
nine cases out of ten she will turn out
to be somebody of rank. When I was
in Florence, I was a great frequenter
of the L'flzzi galleries, and there I met
a number of times an oldish English
woman with a young girl, whom I
took to be governess and pupil, as the
former was evidently educating the
latter's taste for art and would analyze
thevstyles of the different artists and
make the girl pick out their pictures
through her knowledge of technique.
It was cleverly done, and as the older
woman saw that I was interested in
her art lectures she kindly included
me in the curriculum. TlTe girl was
shy and stiff, like most of her young
countrywomen, and I never heard her
call her companion by any name, so I
still retained my first impression uirfcl
one day when a smart young person,
who was evidently a lady's maid,
brought in some wraps and addressed
the older woman as 'your grace' and
the younger one as "your ladyship,' the
two proving to be the Duchess of
and Lady Emily, her granddaughter."
Manic the Kernel of Welsh Nature.
Music is the very soul and kernel of
the Welsh nature. A musical ear is the
national birthright. Every Welsh
preacher who migrates to an English
church finds the greatest difficulty in
abstaining from that weird, peculiar
intonation of his sermon which is
known as the hwyl and which is often
strange and objectionable to English
A remarkable and subtle fact which
will Imj interesting to English readers
and at the same time significant of the
sensitiveness of the Welsh musical ear
is that it is positive discord to many
among the Welsh congregations if the
minister, in 'giving out' the first verse
of the hymn, does not so pitch his voice
that it shall be in harmony with the
key in which the tune has prelimina
rily been played by the instrumentalist
To prevent flannel from shrinking
put it away In a drawer. Io not keep
on going to look at it. as the shrinking
habit Is often due to nervousness.
BERLIOZ, THE UNGALLANT.
What the Composer Wrote In Ale
lina rattl'a Album.
Mine. Adelina Patti at the height of
her celebrity kept an album in which
all the notable people of her acquaint
ance were expected to write or paint or
sketch or compose some little telling
Berlioz had already refused a dozen
times to have anything to do with the
volume. One evening, however, seein;?
that he was in an unusually genial
frame of mind, she went up to him,
book in hand, and 6ugared her request
with a bribe.
"Master, if you will write one little
thing in my album, a line even, I will
give you your choice of two rewards.
You shall either have a kiss or you
shall have a wonderful pate de foio
gras which has just been sent to me
Berlioz smiled and was silent for a
moment.- Presently he said, "(Jive me
your album." Instantly he was pro
vided with writing necessities. Then
he wrote, "Oportct pate." "What does
it mean?" asked Mme. Pattl, puzzled.
"It means, my child, 'Bring the pate,' "
answered Belioz sweetly.
Mme. Pattl pouted and then fetched
the promised pate. Annates.
A' Good Word.
Ferdy I put in a good word for you.
old chap. I told her you had inure
money than brains.
Algy And what did she say then?
Ferdy She asked me if you had any
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