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DECEMBER 12, 1909.
HOW SHE ENTERED SOCIETY Dr. Cook, discussing, with a group of Washington Interviewers, his famous banquet of "putrid seal," said with a laugh: ■'Sacrifices are always being male. Men, In order to succeed, sacrifice pleaiure; they sacrifice their honor, they Mcrlflce their youth. These sac rifices excite no remark. Hut, any sac rifice of the stomach arouses wonder and awe. "Women have sacrificed, for In stance, much to enter society. I've heard of many of their Mcrtftcei, and yet there 1! only one that I remember vividly. "A woman newly rich was Invited to an aristocratic dinner party. During the course of fowl and salad this wom an noticed with dismay a fat, furry Caterpillar on her topmost leaf of let tuce. • naming up she met.her aristocratic hostess' eye. The hostess, too, ha.l seen the caterpillar. Her (an Implored the guest to save the dinner from ca taitrophe. "The guest gave her hostess a re aiturtag smile. Then she doubled .1 lettuce lenf around the caterpillar and swallowed It < almly. The look of iiwe ;mil gratitude that her hostess Rave iier ni Mil awninuKM thai bar footlni iti society \s.\h at list firmly Mtab llshed. ""I >Jd you think,' aha said to her daughter afterward, that I'd lose a chanc« of Mtabllahtag the family so daily for a little thing like a cater pillar?' " ' GOD HAD HELPED HIM A story is told of Halibi Wildrewll;i, who Is well known on tin? east s de. A recently arrived skeptic and cynic came t(, see him oil' c with a "case" in tended to put the reverend gentleman "vii a tree." He called and begged to be healed and consoled, nays the New York FI»M. "I suffer," said the skeptic, "from two maladies. I have a great weakness 1 ( annot tell tha truth, and that hurts my soul terribly. And 1 have lost the sense vi taate in my mouth; something is wrong with my tongue." Mr. WiHieu itz studied the man a moment, seemed to be perplexed, and said: "Come again tomorrow. It .b a difficult case. I shall have to raflai 1 upon It. If Ood wills, I shall be able tn help you." When the patlatll rrtuini'd inxt day the rmbbl brought forth ■ pill he had prepared, told the doubly afflicted man to Hern Ids mouth and ihoved it In. The pill was of coniklarabla size. Bcarcely had Urn patlant allowed it to dlnolva In his mouth than he iK-Rim Lovell Alice Taylor at the Burbank—Photo by Mushet LOS ANGELES HERALD SUNDAY MAGAZINE A, w xjHflißi i» • J «jfj|lf*ffl ETvK9 w ' z9B ■■? JA^^fl bhm3B| f ' BB Bkuii^w HBi^ The De Haven Sextette with Sydney C. Gibson and Misses Edna and Ridie Barrett, Anna Donaldson, May Wills and Maybelle Rans ley at the Orpheum to spit, with an expression of the greatest disgust, and exclaimed: "What do you mean? Thafs tar and sulphur and kerosene you gave me. Do you want to poison me? Phui!" "Well, what are you making so much noise about?" laughed the rabbi, with great heartiness. "Hasn't God per formed a miracle? You have told Un truth—lt Is really tar and sulphur and kerosene. And you have actually re covered the sense of taste in your mouth!" Barefooted Statesman The Finnish parliament poMsmea ihe unique distinction of having a mem ber who refuses to wear boots or stockings, says the Glasgow Times. Hlb name is Pekkole, the Finnish word for "paragraph." Hence the Helsingfors pipers always refer to him as "Deputy Par." A peasant, accustomed to live in the depths of the country, it never oc curred to Deputy Par, when he left home to tnke up his parllainentarj duties, that there was anything ec centric in going barefoot. His more sophisticated neighbor?, however, noted with horror, as he started out for Helsingfors, that he had no boots. "Pekkole," they cried, "you have for gotten your boots!" "Boots?" he asked, astonished. "But I never wear them in summer." "But, really. In parliament " be gan somebody. "I take It that parliament meets in a house and that it will be properly warmed." was trip renlv. As it happens, there is a snug carpet laid down in the Parliament house and Deputy Par felt quite contented. Un fortunately for his peace of mind tho Journalists spied his bare feet, and articles began to appear in the press. Then warm-hearted Finnish ladies sent round boots and socks for Dep uty Par. The news sped and Indus- trious matrons in the country set their needles clicking and packed off par cels of stockings to Helsingfors. Day after day boots and socks cam i pouring into the chancellery of the Parliament house, until the place be gan to look like a shop. The secretary at last declared that If something was not done in double-quick time parlia ment would be drowned In a sea of boots and socks. Deputy Par was implored to use some of the presents. He firmly de clined. All this happened last session. When the members arrived for the present session the great excitement was to see If Deputy Par ha 1 learned to wear boots. Not a bit of it! He arrived, as before, barefooted. "It is still quite warm," he explained. m « • ■—■ Animal Learning Dr. T. Zell, a German naturalist, has collected many instances to prove that animals learn by experience and thus become wiser than their uninstructed parents. Game animals of all kinds, he avers, have learned the range of modern rifles. Greyhounds quickly learn to let rabbits alone, and fox hounds pay no attetnion to either rab bits or hares. Killer whales and gulls follow whaling vessels, just as vultures follow an army. Crows begin to ac company the chamois hunter as soon as they have seen the result of his first successful shot, and rough-legged buz zards follow the sportsman after winged game. The number of birds that kill or injure themselves by flying against telegraph wires is much small er than It used to be. Dr. Zell also refers to the fact that birds and quad rupeds have learned to disregard pass- Ing railway trains, as horses quickly cease to be frightened by motor cars. His Instances of Intelligent selection exercised by sheep dogs are familiar to all.—London Paper. 5