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Laramie, Wyo., Dec. 2.—Passengers
on a train bound for their winter va
cations on the Pacific coast pulled in
to Laramie today, after being snow
bound for a week in the Rockies near
here. As the train was going slowly it
ran into a huge bank of snow and' ice
that had slid down the side of a moun
Man enjoys himself in the scale of
opposites. In winter he puts on Heavy
underwear and is a sort of half-baked |
Eskimo, and in weather like this we’re
wearing bathing suits and trying to feel
like the Hindu does.
There’s a reason for the electric fan’s !
buz and the hot stove’s crackle.
Nobody but the hymn writer ever;
I The Light and Gazette suggests to the people of San An-
tonio a seasonable word which spelling reformers haven t found
Zyet. It’s a weather word: SIZZARD!
How does it sound? Hot stuff, eh?
_Tn winter we have blizzards. The word blizzard suggests
wind and snow and cold and ice and overcoats and coal bills.
In summer it doesn’t blow, but it surely sizzles, 55 hen it
A sizzles as it has in San Antonio the last few days, we re surely
having a SIZZARD! Others may call it a hot wave, excessive
R humidity, lack of precipitation or other hifalutin names, but
they’re wrong. It’s just a plain SIZZARD!
Sizzard hereafter is O. K. in the Light and Gazette s dic-
Dtionary. It ought to receive a warm welcome from summer
poets, for SIZZARD rhymes with gizzard, blizzard, scissored
(sounds the same, but means something else), and in a pinch
£ can be near-rbvmed with a few other words. So stands sizzard
• —SIZZARD! Sizzard!!
tain. The ice was packed so hard and
piled so high that the train crew was
unable to chop a way through it with
their axes for a week.
The conductor and brakeman trudg
ed through the icy drifts three miles
to the nearest town after provisions,
and the whole party lived well at the
expense of the railroad.
While the cars were kept warm by
I linked Greenland‘s icy mountains with
India’s coral strands, for the Eskimo
in his ice mansion and the Hindii on
the Ganges each has a soul soaked with
a desire to be somebody else. Here we
1 combine the natures of both the Es
kimo and the Hindu.
So that is why the Light and Ga
zette is showing the people of San An
tonio today a few pictures and things
। that may lower their mental tempera
i ture. Anyway, it isn’t how hot it is,
1 but how hot we think it is, that makes
life so full of perplexity and perspira
i tion.
Did you ever notice how the ice cream
1 man puts odd silver frosting around 1
i the letters on his hjgn? It’s the sign
Foster® S®d&M
steam from the locomotive, the air out
side was bitter cold. The air was filler
with flying drifts of snow and the
slope was as clear as crystal with heavy
banks of ice that had been frozen af
ter rains.
Everybody had a fine time, they
said, though they were leaving the un
pleasant cold weather for the cheering
hot climate of California.
painter’s psychology at work. You
see that hot sign, but it looks cool, and !
your soul is filled with longing for a i
plate of ice cream. On the same sys
tem the saloon man never puts the fac
simile of a glass of beer in front of
his place without the foam running.
If you haven't taken your vacation
yet, take a look at the pictures. Mav-1
be they will cool you off.
Think of how cold it was last winter. '
As you went to work your feet crunch
ed the snow on the street, and earmuffs
eouldn’t keep the blasts of Boreas from
tickling you with an occasional frost
Look at the pictures, think of the
snow and the earmuffs, and CHEER UP.
That’s one of the best hot weather pre- ■
Special Correspondence.
Hartford, Conn.. July 11.—After he
had played a strenuous game of base
ball lasting almost three hours* Joseph
Cormier repaired to a corner drugstore
in Somerville, where he lives, and ate
several large dishes of ice cream, had
a couple of eold drinks and helped the I
ice man repack the iee.
Suddenly, as he started for home', i
Cormier was stricken deaf, dumb and
blind, and the puzzled physicians who
are attending him find that' he is par
Cormier lav in coma all day. The
doctors had him taken back to the 16- J
ton ice refrigerator in hope that they i
mi»ht enr* i’’— b>- inverting the appar !
ent cause of his misfortune. 1
Good Things to Know For This
Cold Snap.
When your feet, ears, nose or fin
gers get frost bitten remember not to
warm them too soon. The best way is
t< go out in your hack yard and rub a
handful of snow on the frost bitten
part before getting too close to the
Doctors say this is the only way to
r< store circulation gradually and uot
disfigure yourself.
Remember, an ounce of prevention is
worth a pound of cure, and the best
way to avoid frost bitea is to wrap
yourself up well.
If you would avoid frozen feet wear
thick-soled shoes.
If yoUr cars need protection in cold
weather, wear earmuffs.
If your hands itch like they were
frost bitten, wear heavy woolen mit
tens the next time you go outdoors.
Never use a steel file to keep your
skates sharp after they are dulled by
hard use. Take tliem to a machinist
who will sharpen them up like new
with an emery wheel. In this way they
hold their ddge longer.
Don't forget this seasonable cold
weather hint.
Mothers and fathers! Would you pro
tect vour children during the cold
weather? Then keep them in good
health and drive away colds with cough
syrup. ...
Almost anv druggist can tell you the
right kind io use. as he has several
kinds in stock.
Here's a good wav to utilize your
last rear s pm-h .'hairs in cold weath
er Make a bobsled out ot them. It’s
great fun. Attach runnels to th. legs
%“L , , ..hair- and connect
of the old por.h> • of
cushions, will add to
those who want to ..is
— .. . , »t. n । utuiirs •<m be
Tn this way the I"’ 1
put to a really good use.
This is about the best thing there is in Greenland’s icy mountains. It is an ice cave that runs back with a won
derful curve through tons and tons of eternally frozen ice. The photograph was taken by the Brichsen expedi
tion which went in search of the north pole. •'. .
They didn’t find the jiole, but discovered the ice eave. During the day, which is almost 24 hours long in
Greenland this time of year, the cave reflects a multitude of rainbow pictures, such as ono never sees in a
wtirm climate.
The walls and roof of the cave are hung with gigantic icicles, each heavy enough to keep a San Antonio fam
ily supplied with ice all summer. It is places like these that make the Eskimo who live in Greenland so happy.
They don't have parks there, but they are proud of their ice eaves. .
Currant Punch.
[ Put two cups of currant jelly into
three quarts of water, add one cup of
sugar, boil five minutes and strain.
1 When cool add three oranges and three
lemons sliced, and a large piece of ice.
This will serve 20 persons, and it is a
' delightful midsummer drink. The cost
। will be about 50 cents.
Fruit Punch.
Boil for 10 minutes two cups of eold
water with one cup of sugar. When
cool add one <up each of pineapple,
strawberries, red raspberries, bananas,
cherries and six oranges and six lemons
sliced. When ready to serve, add a
large piece of ice and two quarts of
j seltzer water or plain water, if pre
: furred. This will serve 20 persons and
I the eijst should not be more than 75
I cents.
Iced Tea Punch.
| Pour one quart of boiling water oyer
six teaspoons of tea. steep five min-1
Utes and strain. 15 hen eold pour into I
pitcher containing one half cup of
granulated sugar, six tablespoons of
lemon juice, one lemon and one orange
sliced thin, one quart fresh strawber
ries, and fill mouth of pitcher with a
bunch of fresh mint dusted with pow
dered sugar. When ready to serve add
one pint of ice water. The cost w?H I
| be around 40 cents.
To serve 10 persons with lemonade,
I boil together for 15 minutes two quarts
of water and four cups of granulated!
sugar. Remove from the fire, and wliX>
the sirup is lukewarm add the juice of
six lemons and one lemon sliced thin.
When ready to serve add one quart of,
ice water and fill glasses with erushed
Boot Beer.
Take an eighth of a pound each of j
sarsaparilla root and dry sassafras bar& ।
ami one half ounce of wintergreen, stem
and leaf; bruise all together and add
one-half ounce tansy leaves and boil
in two and one half gallons of water
until all the strength of the herbs is
extracted. Strain into a jar and add
one pint of molasses. When cool add
one eake of compressed yeast, dissolved.
After two hours add two and one-half
gallons of lukewarm water. In five
hours it will have "worked” and must
then be bottled and kept tight.
Baspberry Shrut.
Mash red raspberries, reduce to a
pulp, and add enough good cider vine
gar to cover them. Put in a warm
place for 12 hours, stirring often. Strain
New York, July 7.—The desk ser
geant of the Harlem police station was
sweltering with the beat here yester
day when the telephone bell rang.
“Hey!” said a squeaky voice at the
other end. "I’m at Jones’ drug store,
land there’s a lot o’ kids snowballin’
; each other here and makin' a racket,
j "Here’ boys,” said the sergeant,
Great Series
Ice Cold
Freak Fashions
■ and add as many berries as before.
Cover and leave in the kitchen or in
hot sun six hours. Now strain and
measure juice. Add half as much
water as juiee and stir into this five
pounds granulated sugar for every three
pints liquid. Bring slowly to a boil,
let boil up once, then strain, bottle,
, cork and seal. When ready to serve
pour glass containing cracked ice half
full of the shrub and fill with ice
i water.
The Missouri senate committee on
constitutional amendments has report
ed adversely on giving women the right
to vote.
wisely. "Go up to Jones’ drug store
in the wagon and bring in a guy wot s
crazy with the heat, will you? ’
The two specials, resplendent in cel
luloid collars, rushed out. Half an
hour later they were back, sweat drip
ping off the celluloid haberdashery.
"It was a fact, sarje,” they panted.
"They sure was a crowd throwin’
snowballs at each other.
“Huh-huh,” thought the sergeant.
I "The heat's got them, too.”
"You see,” spoke up one of the spe
cials, “they was biowin' the ammonia
gas out of the pipes at Schmidt’s brew
ery ice plant, and the frost on the pipes
was a foot thiek.
“So these here kids was sure throw
in’ snowballs, but they didn’t hurt no
When the story got down to Broad
wav it made people gasp worse thau
ever. Even the roof gardens don’t
have snowballs, unless it is the nessal
rode parfait with a par value of only
75 cents at the most reckless of all
, the roof gardens.

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