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1 •v:: VoiiUME 30. 1 1 1 4 FORTUNE FOR FEAST Melius Verus Gave a Banquet Costing $240,000. Modern Food Fads Recall Expensive Palates In Earlier Days—Minced Cat, Stewed Rats and Dog's Liver Served in Paris. London.—The food fads, about which so many members of society have gone almost crazy, recall the food Fads—quite different in their essence —of olden days. From time immemo rial wealthy epicures have not hesi tated to spend large sums on single meals for themselves and'a select and1 limited number of.friends. For instance, there are on record some nice little -repasts indulged in by the Roman gourmands. Aelius Verua gave a banquet to a dozen guests, which must have been a sight for gods and men, seeing that it cost if reckoned in American money, more than $240,000. The Emperor Vitellius once entertained his brother Lucius to & dainty "snack" which ran away with something like $200,000. This latter feest could not have been a meageiv affair when it is considered that among the courses were 2,000 differ ent sorts of fish and 7,000 varieties of fowl. It is said that the equivalent of something like $40,000,000 was spent by Apicius Coelius during his lifetime, merely in continual tickling of the palate. He committed suicide when Us extravagance in eating and drink ing and in other directions had re duced his income to about $400,000 a jrear, a sum on which he imagined he could not be happy. In modern times the art of feeding has been by no means neglected but who would care to sit down to a ban quet such as that organized by Geoffrey St. Hilare during the siege of Paris? After swallowing a consomme fle cheval de millet the company par took of minced cat, stewed rats, grilled log's liver and plum pudding. The feast seems to have been a great success, for it is on record that "the soup was perfect, the dog's liver tasted like sheep's kidneys, the minced cat resembled veal, the rat stew waa very good, and reminded the guests of boiled chicken." Rats, by the way, are described aa an exquisite form of nourishment, which is an obiter dictum to which many have agreed, notably a famous naturalist, the late Frank Buckland. He used to swear by roast alligator, which he declared was more succulent even than boiled boa constrictor, ona of his most prized disheB, and this in turn he preferred to the finest veal. DYED DOG CREATES A SCARE ,-V. Terrified Canine Runs About Until Landed In Mud Puddle by Passing Autoist. Cedar Grove, N. J.—Mary Gale, daughter of Simon Gale of Curry ave nue, gave a bath to her fox terrior Teddy when the older Gales were at tending church. The girl got out of the closet what she supposed was a package of ordinary washing bluing, but which was in reality a stick of blue India ink belonging to her sia ter, Daisy Gale. The result was one of the bluest dogs ever seen outside of dreamland. Little Mary was astonished, and sq were the residents of Cedar Grove, when Teddy raced through the streets of the village. Boys threw stones at the dog and it turned into a blue streak that began at the Four Cor ners and ended in church, where Jeroboam Jones, the sexton, kicked the animal over the fence and into a field where Squire Cushing's bull was grazing. The bull looked once at the blue dog, then bellowed and charged it, The dog jumped back over the fence and landed In an automobile contain ing a party of New Yorkers. All hands yelled and one of the party flung the dog into a puddle. When it came out it was brown, and in that sobered state meandered home. MINER GETS MANY PICTURES Woman Spends Five Days Posing Be fore Camera to Gratify Whim of Husband in Alaska. Seattle, Wash.—Three hundred dol lars is what a wealthy Alaskan mine operator paid for pictures of his wife to a local photographer. Being tied down to his work in Alaska and un able to make the usual summer trip to his Seattle home, Alonzo Provost sent $300 with Instructions to get pho tographs of his wife in every pose pos sible. Mrs. Provost called at the photog rapher's at his request and read her husband's wishes. She spent five lays posing before the camera and as a result her doting husband in the far north will see some astonishing views at his "onllest" Zhc WHAT IS IN YOUR POCKET? London Journal Discovers That Many Men Retain the Habit of School boy Days. Many a laugh has been raised at the expense of the schoolboy whose pock ets are filled up with string, bits of pencil, toffee but la the schoolboy any better when he becomes a man? "Nineteen men out of twenty retain the schoolboy pocket-stuffing habit," writes B. J. N." to the Daily Mirror. "The twentieth man, who always keeps his pockets in order, is either effeminate or a* brutal type of the me thodical business man." Yesterday the Daily Mirror put to the test the theory that the majority of men are schoolboys in this particu lar. Members of the staff of a well known city firm kindly supplied a list of the contents of their pockets to the Daily Mirror yesterday. They were as follows: First—Loose money, two keys, mem orandum book, key-chain, ring of keys, sigarette case, watch, sovereign-purse, two pencils, three letters, pocketbook, pipe, matchbox, tobacco pouch, knife, nail file and a pen-nib. Second—Half a sovereign, some sim per and coppers, checque-book, seven loose cigarettes, toothpick, income-tax lemand, eight-day-old telegram, seven cigaret pictures, loose matches, key, Handkerchief, crumbs, various bills. Third—Two timetables, one pipe, pipe-filler and cartridges, eleven pen cils, two boxes of matches, packet of cigarettes, three keys, handkerchief, numerous letters. Fourths-Empty tobacco tin, ten let ters, knife, tobacco-pouch, hotel bill, live pencils, odd piece of paper, packet of cigarettes spectacle-case and other odds and ends. Fifth—Pouch, keys, silver, coppers, mr.tches, fountain pen, cigaret-case, pocketbood, letters, pipe, knife, watch, sovereign. (This man had thirteen pockets—a separate pocket for each article—a methodical man. Sixth—Two handkerchiefs, pince-nez glasses, two loose cigarets, a cherry Btone, season ticket, eight letters, pic tures, pipe and box of tobacco cart ridges. Most men's character could be told from the contents of their pockets. Un tidyness, however, seems general from the instances cited above.—London Daily Mirror. Flying Versus Flies. Morrison is an iconoclast. "All this hysteria over flying ma chines makes me tired," he said. "I wish the newspapers and the maga zines would can such stuff. What use is flying? What use is the mile-a minute train or the five-day boat? We have a fit every time a freak liner takes a few minutes off the ocean record, or some fool railroad puts on a train to clip the time to Chicago by an hour, and now the biggest hero is the man who goes highest in the air or who skims through the air the long est distance. "If this sort of thing does anything for the welfare of mankind I have not all my buttons. It is nothing but mania—speed mania. A thousand thousand times greater benefactor to the human race than the Wrights and the Bleriots and all such persons will be the man* who does away with the mosquito or the fly. More persons are killed by flies than fall from aero planes, are drowned at sea or are kill ed in railroad wrecks, and what the mosquito means in human sacrifice is enough to stagger belief. If the world ever gets its proper bearings we are likely to have less flying and less flies, fewer Mauretanias and fewer mosquitoes, but I'm afraid that time is a long way off." ONCE A HUNTER'S PARADISE Noted Game Preserve of Tolleston Gun Club to Be Subdivided and Cut Into City Lots. Hammond, Ind.—Orders were given the other day to plat 1,700 acres be longing to the Tolleston Gun club ol Chicago, near Gary, into 16,000 citj lots. The land originally purchased for $17,000, now through the building of Gary is valued at $2,000,000. It wai once a hunter's paradise, owned bj wealthy Chlcagoans, and many blood) battles were fought between clut watchmen and natives. Five llvei were lost in this way. The club housfl was in bygone days the scene of brii liant social gatherings from Chicago at the spring and fall shootings, Wolves, pelicans and wildcats weri shot in the preserves In old days. Wonderful Mexican Gun. City of Mexico.—Gen. Manuel Moo* gragon, chief of the department oj artillery, has secured a patent for an improvement in his Porflrio Diaz gun, by which the velocity of the pjojectllei will be given a maximum above thai produced by the guns used by any oth er army in the world. This improve ment, it is said, makes the Mexican gun superior to the Mauser, which ii u^ed in the Mexican army at present as well as in the armies of severs/ Burooean countries. ASSIST J1P YIELD Sir Oliver Lodge's Plan of Utiliz ing Electricity. Bays Small Dynamo Attached to Farm Will Work Wonders in Increas ing Output—Practical Auxil iary of Husbandry. London.—In spite of the obstinate conversatism of the average f&rmer, much has been done to carry out Sir Oliver Lodge's plan of utilizing elec tricity for reinforcing the fertility ol plants.. Weighed as a business proposition, Sir Oliver Lodge's system has justified Itself, and what was tentative and ex perimental is now being taken up on commercial lines as a practical auxil iary of husbandry. Lionel Lodge, who has control of this department of Sir Oliver's work, has explained the developments of the last year or two and the hope they af ford of further progress. "Have you ever noticed what a re markable impulse is given to the growth of crops by a thunderstorm?" asked Mr. Lodge "That is the effeot of the strongly charged atmosphere, and our object is to supply a similar stimulus systematically. "The growth and development o! plants in the arctic regions compares favorably with that in southern coun tries, and yet their summer is very short, and the sun's rays have to travel In such an oblique direction that much of their heating power is lost. Why is it, therefore, that the plants flour ish? The explanation lies in the strong electrical currents which are passing from the air to the earth, the effect of which can be seen in the Aurora Bore alls. "The electric current can be gener ated either by a small dynamo or from the nearest supply company's mains, and by means of a transformer it is raised to the high pressure required (about 100,000 volts). The current from the transformer is more or less alternating that is, it is not a steady current in one direction, but oscilla ting first'in one direction and then in the opposite. For convenience we call the current in one direction positive and in the other negative. It is the positive current that we discharge from the network of wires above the plants. Under special conditions—as where there is an excess of natural electricity—it might be advisable to use the negative, but alternating cur rent would be of no use. "To sort out the positive and nega tive currents from the transformer valves specially invented for the pup pose by Sir Oliver are used. Work ing exactly like the valves in an ordi nary pump, they allow the current to flow in one direction only, and pre vent its getting back they thus store the electricity in the field network from which it 'fizzes' off to the plants below. "This field network consists of fine iron wire, the wires being spread about ten yards apart and eighteen feet or so above the ground. The wires rire so fine that it is difficult to see them' even when standing immedi ately below them. "The action that the electrical dis charge has on the plants, Sir Oliver suggests, may be considered as arti ficial sunshine, and as in no way tar king the place of fertilizer. The richer the soil the larger the increase that may be expected. With more plants, on average soil, the electrified area may be expected to yield 30 per cent more than the non-electrified. If a higher increase than this is obtained we consider the results good and 11 lower poor. On rich soli very much larger percentages have been obtained. The power required is quite small, and many of the installations at pres ent working are in unskilled hands." DYED BLUE BY BATHING SUIT Pretty Seattle Stenographer Suei Natatorium When Neck and Shoulders Are Discolored. Steattle, Wash.—A pretty stenog rapher has brought suit against a lo cal company operating a natatorium for causing her to lose an Important social engagement. On invitation she joined a bathing party in the afternoon of the day she was to be at the theater party with another party, and donned one of the Buits kept for hire. Following a two-hour splash ths young woman hurried to her dressing room. "You're certainly the girl In blue," one of her companions remarked as they began to disrobe. One look in the mirror and ths young woman fainted. Her pretty neck and shoulders were a deep blue from the bathing suit The stain wouldn't come off. When she reached town she canceled her theater en gagement, and when she got home shs mournfully put away her pretty low necked gown. HOPE, STEELE COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, DECEMBER 15th, 1910 »&S5Mg?S7DI RUINS ITS PATHOS LITTLE INDIAN BOY PLAYS HAV OC WITH "HIAWATHA." At Critical Point of Glen Island Play Genesee Breaks in With "Has Anybody Here Seen Kelly?" Genesee Is a seven-year-old Indian boy who lives in a wigwam on the shore of the sound at Glen island, where a tribe of Ojfbway Indians is reproducing "Hiawatha," the Indian love play, for city children, who have been hearing Indian tnusic on the rec reation piers this ummer. Genesee never heard of Arthur Farwell's ren dition of Indian music, though he has learned from his father some of the two and three-tone native songs of the Ojibways, and he knorws, of course, the chants the Indians as they dance and perform Longfellow's great poem. The other day Genesee, who was born up on the Cattaraugus reserva tion and Is the grandson of the Indian who holds the medal for being the finest physical type of Iroquois left alive after the inroads of civilization, wanted to introduce a flying machine into the most critical part of the per formance. He has been looking at the papers and has een pictures of Curtiss sailing through the air. With a crack er box the boy had made a fair flying machine model and wanted Breathes Hard, his father, to have a big one made so that the soul of Minnehaha, after she had been "burled" In the branches of the trees "in the forest deep and darksome, underneath the moaning hemlocks," could get back to earth. Old Nokomis, his grandmother, who takes -the poem play very seriously, refused to listen and his father cuffed him for the unholy suggestion. This made Genesee feel bad. "It's too old fashioned," he secretly told the an cient arrow rfaaker's daughter while he was dressing for the part of the boyhood of Hiawatha. "But wait!" The next day he went over to thq, beach dressed In a little shirt and leg gings, to swim with the other bathers,' and there he heard a song that had more than three tones. It was full of notes, and they rippled up and down the scale to the ravishment of his little ears. There was one line that pleased him very much. It be gan, "Has anybody here seen Kelly?" He got away by himself and sang It over and over. The next morning there was a re hearsal in full, dress. The play had reached the point where Hiawatha paddles away across the lake to the tent of the ancient arrow maker and, killing a deer, throws it down at the feet of Minnehaha and her father. Across the lake the voices of the In dians rose and fell In harmony. The voice of the hidden reader came: "At the doorway of his wigwam sat the ancient arrow maker at his side, all In her beauty, sat the lovely Minne haha." Just then in the tense silence out on the float at the lower end of the lake appeared a tiny Indian boy, his f§&ther jiead .dress. trembling, with ex- You can't beat our prices on overhauling your car. Give us a trial we guaran tee our work to be first-class. We carry a full line of Spark Plugs, Oil Grease and Filtered Gasoline, Electric Lights, Supplies and tires in fact, any. thing you want. We want about two more cars for storage. Call and see us. We do Horse Shoeing and General Blacksmithing, Plumbing, Gas Engine and Threshing Engine Repairing. Let us make you a price on your job. We know we can please you. lAVIS-TODD MACHINE CO. HOPE, NORTH DAKOTA. Phone No. 38. citemenf at the example of modern progress he Intended to give, and, stretching up his arms skyward to the abode of the Great Spirit, he sang in a boyish soprano that could be heard all over the island: "Has anybody here seen Kelly, Kelly with the green necktie?" That was as far as he got, for Kwa sind, the young man, dodged out of the doorway and bore him away. How He Found Out. There was silence for a moment. Presently she spoke, and the tone of voice she elected to use was trem ulous and pleading. "Gustavus, dearest, do—do you ever drink?" Reluctantly he admitted that there were occasions when he glanced care- I lessly upon the wine when it was ready. "Ah! dearest," she continued, with anxiety depicted on her lovely fea tures, "what do you suppose papa would say If he should discover that his only daughter's future husband drank?" "He discovered It yesterday after noon," responded Gustavus, with some of the same old reluctance. "Oh and what did he say?" she inquired, breathlessly. "He said"—the manly young fel low's voice trembled—"he said, 'Well, Gustavus, my boy, I l*sv don't care If 1 do mine is the same, with just a dash of bitters.'" There was silence for a moment— possibly two moments. LIVERIED MEN GUARD FOWLS Hen at Coming California Poultrj Show Valued at $10,000—Of Orpington Breed. Stockton, Cal.—"Peggy," a hen the owner values at $10,000, will be thfl big feature of the first poultry show to be given next November by the Say Joaquin Poultry association, which hai already commenced the preliminarier and expects to hold the biggest exhi bition ever attempted in the west 'J'he famous hen is the property of a stock farm near Kansas City, and ii of the crystal white Orpington breed She has created a sensation wher ever shown, and is attended by flv« liveried guards wherever she is shown At the last exhibition she was ordered from the showroom for blocking the aisles She was then moved to a stor« window, and was ordered out of th(. city where exhibited, as the crowd) about the window hindered the tral flc of the streets. Joining Them. "There Is a certain class of met. who are unable to say 'No.'" "And the British peers will be It that class if their veto power is taken away." Hard to Touch. "This Is paradoxical." "What is?" "Why, the closer a man is the hard er it is to touch him." At the Racetrack. "Why did you scratch that horse?" "Because I have an itching fo» tain." t"v :•. No. 38 Asked For a Mirror. "It was an interesting experience, but I must own to being a little shaky about the knees when the crucial mo ment arrived," said Mrs. Irene Buell of St. Paul, in discussing her recent visit in Washington, where she was admitted to practise in the Supreme court of the United States. "Ol course," she continued, "the whole af fair is much more awe Inspiring than the state supreme court, because the judges come In dxesBed In their im posing silk gowns, having been cried out by an impressive bailiff, who closes his -remarks with a 'God save the United States.'" Mrs. Buell spoke of the extreme formality observed and said she was asked to remove her hat before proceeding to the counsel table to take oath. "The first thing I said when they asked me to do that was: 'But I don't see any mirror here." 11 seemed the natural observation to make until I heard Senator Clapp, who was my sponsor chuckle and murmur, 'The eternal feminine.' Then after a formal address had been made to me I took oath on the same Bible that Clay and Calhoun swore upbn that 1 would £efend the constitution and con duct myself In every way as befitted by office." Welcomed the Hint. You Mrs. B.—Wh? .'s the matter? look distressed. Mr. B.—I thought it about time t« give the young fellow in the parloi a vigorous hunt that It was nearlng midnight, so I walked right into ths room, and giving both him and oui daughter a severe look, deliberate^ turned out the gas. "Mercy! Didn't he get angry?" "Mo he said: 'Thank you.'" The Ideal Mourning. Apropos of the unexampled extrava gance and luxury of New Tork multi millionaires, Mrs. August Belmont said at a dinner at Tuxedo: "Then there's young Knickerbocker. Look at young Knickerbocker now. He has 19 regular servants at his town house, and yet since King Ed ward's death he has hired four extra ones—colored ones, you know—just to bring up black-edged letters and to look after visitors dressed in mourn ing."—Los Angeles Times. Relative Risks. "You know the fate of the pitcher that goes to the well too often." "Going to the well never hurt any pitcher yet It's going to the corner galoon that send him back to the bush leagues." A Blunder. "A Detroit minister says that hell it hill of peek-a-boo waists." "A queer statement for a ministet to make when he is trying to get mea to go to heaven." Now They're Fussy. "A St. Louis girl wore men'i Nothing in order to escape suitors. I would never do that!" "You would never need to, dear." Long Engagements. "Do you manage to keep a new ong?" "Oh, yes we have kept one heat* at time."