Newspaper Page Text
BULTAN'B DINNER IS EXPENSIVE.
It Costs Turkey’s Ruler $5,000 Every Day. The Sultan of Turkey’s dinner costs him $5,000 a day. The table Is of silver, and It Is said to be the moat exquisite specimen of the silversmith’s art that the world contains. The dishes are brought In upon the h/ads of jublaklars. or cooks’ assist ants, and each dish I» covered and sealed with the royal seal. There are jjways fifty or more dishes, and all ore set before the sultan at the same lime. He eats, usually, from about alx. Though the sultan is himself a total abstainer, the finest vintage wines are ab vy» offered to such guests as dine . tho palace. Every dish the ruler partakes of is first tasted In the kitchen by the grand vizier, lest it be poisoned, and it Is Immediately thereafter that Its seal ing lakes place Always, be re he can fall to on a dish, the sul must break its seal. It Is not because he eats $5,000 worth of food himself that the sultan’s dinner bill Is so expensive. Ho eats, as a matter of fact, no more than a half dollar's worth But the guests and retainers who dine at his expense number daily several thousand. MOSQUITOES ARE KILLING BIRDS Attack Them at Night and Suck Their Blood Away. Scores of cansrles and olhcr bird! m Baltimore, Md„ are the victims of the merciless attacks of mosquitoes. Great numbers of birds become weak and die as a result of having the Jlfe blood tucked from their bodies by the tunoota at nlsbl. "Scores of birds die in this city each year," said James A. Graham, a canary fancier, "of the attacks of mosquitoes Several years ago I noticed that the legs of my pots were swollen and the skin cracked and sore. The birds perceptibly shrunk In else and were almost dead when It was suggested to me that mosquitoes bad something to do with the trouble "I at once set to work, accepting the mosquito theory as the correct one. The cages were covered with net to keep out the pests, and as an eitra precaution the legs of the birds were dipped in oil of pennyroyal. r»d cedar and other remedies w ith p< r fectly satisfactory results The trisects can bite through the feathers of the canary with perfect ease. All birds when they sleep during the summer spread out their feathers, making It easy for the long-billed mosquito to reach their bodies. A Society Note. Miss Tlssle Inkum, youngest daugh ter of Bulllfnt Inkum, Ksq.. was mar ried yesterday to Mr. Dedlelgh Bohr The ceremony took place In the Church of the Holy Dividends and there was a large gathering of New York society, many guests having left their country houses and come to the city for the occasion. The church was handsomely decorated with wreaths and garlands of stock certificates. The bride's father being 111 —from overeatlng—she entered the church on the arm of her uncle, the Hon Greedy McGreedy. Her veil of tulle was held hy a coronet of diamonds Better ter ketch de first freight train what comes along than ter set still an' wait fer do wagon.—Atlanta Constitution. THE STATESMAN. DENVER. COLORADO. WHAT CURED HIS COLD. UmU Aleck Lost Mediclna, !*#♦ “Chewed the Paper.” When homeopathy wag in iLa fancy my fath* t, who was a sea tap tain, became a strong devotee, and lost no opportunity to sound Ita praises H* owned a medicine chest and u big book of directions, which be zealously studied and became so thoroughly Imbued with the doctrine that It became a standing joke among his friends ?ud family. 'Uncle Aleck Codin'’ was his mate, and quite a droll old sea dog In his v. ay. He was an unbeliever in the now practice, and lost do opportunity to crack a joke at its expense. One evening ‘‘Uncle Aleck” called at the house when ho La *t severe cold and was feeling ill guaerfcliy. Here was lather's opportunity. He got out his book, looked Uncle Aleck'’ over seriously, put some pellets In a paper and told “Uncle” to bo sure and take them as he told Mm to. The next day “Uncle Aleck' called at the house, and iol bis cold was gone and he was himself again. Fath er felt triumphant. “Well, Alexander," 1 e said. "I guess >ou will believe now there Is some virtue in my little pellets. Of course >ou look them.” "Yes," said “Uncle Aleck." they must be great stuff. When 1 got home they’d spilled out. but I chewed the paper and came out all right.” “Chewing the paper” has become Quite a remedial byword in our fam lly o>or since.—Boston Herald. ONLY IN THE FAMILY. Young Lady Set Confines to Rather Bad Habit. An official In the government serv ice at Washington tells of a ruptute of the friendly relations that had so long subsisted "between his daughter of nin >«-ais» f named Katharine, and another little girl of the same age. culled Marie. It appears that. Imme diately after the falling out. the young ster last mentioned was moved to com municate to the parents of Katharine certain details of the distressing oc currence. When next the two chil dren met there ensued some rather ae very rcrrlroinatlor s. Said Katharine: “I think you're Just a hateful, mean thing to tell my father ami mother that I bit you. You Just ought to be ashamed of yourself! *’ "Well," retorted Marie, "I think you ought to have been ashamed to bite me." "Suppose 1 did bite yon,” vehement ly answered Katharine; "you bite ■ometlmes. don’t you?" Whereupon Marie evinced the great egt indignation. "Let me tell you one thing." ahe observed, "if I do bile, I never bite any one outside m> own family!"—New York Times. Robber Was Generous. A in l.o,! robber entered a saloon it Oarn’l. SUKi.von county. California, ti e other night, and robbed the flf* t- on moil there at the muzzle of a pla to!. Then be emptied the cash regia* tor. laid #•; down u*. the bar, saying: Take a drink on me, boys,'* and backed out Into the darkness. Many a man, after spending the best years of his life in climbing lae ladder, suddenly lets go and reaches the bottom again in a few seconds.— Chicago News. OPEN EVERY EVENING UNTIL CHRISTMAS Most Important Christmas Bargains Phenomenally low prices in every line no matter what you wish to select. Bring the Little t 0 Our Christmas Ones to See %| AC 5 1Decorations Are Santa Claus jy 11 • Wor,, ' ConUng Box Stationery 10c Christmas Tree Special sale on 2nd floor of OmamCntS and 20 and 25c box stationery bCCOratiOHS ill Great 10 cents \zntiy. SPECIAL SALE SPECIAL EVERY EVEN OPERA GLASSES ING AFTER 6 O’CLOCK Gold trimmed pearl opera At Jewelry section a special glasses sold regularly at counter of sterling silver ,_ . c , r, . manicure articles and $/,osloat leather novelties at $3.98 HALF PRICE THE BEST OF EVERYTHING FOR CHRISTMAS. Reading the Milestones. I slopped to rend the milestone here. A laggard school-boy. long a*o; ! came not far—my horn* was near- But ah. how far I longed to g.o! Behold a number and a name, A tint . westward, cut In stone The vision of a city came. Acrop« the dust and distance shown. Ar. und me lay the farms asleep In ha*e« of nutnmnal nir. All sounds that quiet loves to keep Were heard, and heard not. srery whe r% 1 read the milestone day by 4s \ ; I yearn to cross the barren bound. To know the golden Far-away. To walk the ucw Enchanted Ground' —John James Pratt. About Certain Words. There Is often a hint of something approaching to an ancient kind of slang in various dignified words In the English language. So respectable a term as "perspicuity," for instance, means that a thing can be “seen through" easily. The word “apoca lypse" means "lifting off the cover," or. in other words, the revelation of whatever good or bad things may be concealed in a chest of aecrets like Pandora's box, possibly, or maybe only in the lunch basket of some oil 3re“k wort logman. German Demand for Gas. The demand for gas works In small towns down to 8,000 Inhabitants Is In creasing In Germany. Last year eighty new gas works wsra estab lished In such towns at a cost of from 1211,500 to J 30.000. Irish Village of Baltimore. Baltimore, in Maryland, get* It• name from a Email and unostentatious fishing village In Ireland. The word Baltimore signifies the “village that grew up about the big house” and the derivation !s plain when one sees the ivy-covered ruins of the very remark able big house that was once the stronghold of the O’Driscolla. It ia situated upon an imposing height, a sentinel over the numerous Hula dwelling!? that have sprung up and In creased In the vicinity of its wrecked and deserted life. From the village of Baltimore enormous catcher of mack* erel are sent to America. Monarch Discovered Gentian. Gentlus, king of Illyricum. the east ern boundary of the Adriatic, was taken prisoner by the Romans about a century and a half before the Chris tian ora for encouraging pirates, and died in custody. He discovered that a certain plant was a very pood tonlo, and that plant hr.s ever since beea called Gentian!, a ter him. This plant is generally supposed to have been (he tall, coarse alpine, common in mountainous districts in central Ka rope, and known to botanists as G. lutea, a preparation of which is still in high repute as a medicine. Wisdom ain’t confined ter no time or place. Do plain truth Is dey ain't enough of it In de wort’ ter start a powder factory.