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When a young Eskimo
has decided to become a
family man he marches up
to the hut of the young
woman of his choice and
lies in wait for her. When
she appears he seizes her by
her long, black hair or by her garments and drags her by force off to his
own particular hut of snow and ice, and so they are married. Even if a
native Greenlander should propose to his sweetheart his proposal would
not be accepted. In the eyes of her Eskimo lover for a girl to accept j.
an offe* of marriage would be to shame herself beyond redemption. It j
is her part to appear unwilling, no matter how she may feel, and every |
bridegroom is expected to gain his bride by force, either real or pretended.
In Lapland as soon as a girl baby is born and has been duly rolled
in the snow, a ceremony which tukes the place of baptism, her father sets
aside for her a certain number of reindeer, branded with her initials, and
as they increase and multiply, so does her chance of making a good match,
for the maiden with the biggest herd of reindeer is the one that is the
greatest belle in Lapland.
When some young countryman of this reindeer dowered maiden dis
covers that she is the one girl in the world for him he goes in search of a
faithful friend and a big bottle of brandy. The friend enters the home
of the girl's father, opens the bottle of brandy, drinks with him to the
health of the family and girl and makes the proposal. ' Meanwhile the j
lover is outside trying to curry favor by chopping wood or some other i
labor. If the brandy so warms the heart of the girl's father that he gives j
a favorable reply to the proposal the friend goes to the door and calls j
CJ Eskimo Lover Must
Travel Rocky Road
in the lover and the two young people are permitted to rub noses, the Lap- j
landers' way of kissing. Two or three years after this the marriage takes !
place, the lover meanwhile working in the service of his future father-in- j
j aw !
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When the wedding day dawns, if there is a priest handy he reads |
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suiav oi ; >
eating and drinking to pro- j r
My experi- i
the service,'but if not the young woman's father merely strikes a spark
front a flint and steel and names the couple man and wife and when
either of them dies the steel and flint used at the ceremony are buried
with them to keep them warm on the long journy to the better land.
The wriler has for many
years past made
CJ Eating and Drinking
to Promote Health
By Addison Hickox, Springfield, 111.
mote health.
monting has been carried on
solely for my own benefit
and not with a view to pub
lication. I am assuming that practically everyone realizes the value of
exercise, rest and fresh air, so that the lack of these is not the cause
when we have ailments. Therefore there must be some other cause, as
the rule of nature is health and any deviation fpom it is an indication that
we have lived unwisely in some way and I jjélieve that in nine cases out
of ten it is the diet that is at fault
A^r about fifteen yeah I lmve not taken medicines of any kind
except in tie form of foSd and water and at the same time I have indulged
to a limited extenj in drinking and smoking for the sociability and
pleasure of it. a
During all this time I have not had a severe cold and when I have
.had any at all I have believed it due either to -overeating or improper
or both,_ In my opinion the cause has been over-
-eating. I have gone without a meal, drunk considerable water and eaten
an orange and the cold has gone away. Yet as all ailments run their
( course I am not so sure whether the cold would have disappeared without
the treatment. If 1 have thought the cold due to inefficient elimination I
•iiave eaten fruits with seeds in them, such a raisins and figs, and green
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vegetables raw, without any spices of any kind, such as lettuce and cucura- |,
bers, and also drunk considerable water.
Recently I was annoved by a sore nose and reasoned that this was due
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to impure blood. I am of the belief that onions are of great value as
blood purifiers on account of the sulphur they contain. I do not believe !
that sulphur in its mineral form is of much value, as the human system l
canuot readily assimilate anything outside of vegetable or animal food.
So 1 ate about six raw onions in two days and my trouble disappeared,
Men tailors have trouble
'fliathands I
aB ,
and legs, but legs are the j
worst. There isn't one man
with shoulders,
CJ Many Troubles Man
Causes Lowly Tailor
By J. 3. GEHRING, New Yolk
in ten who can make an affi- I
davit that he is neither
knock-kneed nor how-legged. 1
Perfectly straight legs are rare. It's an art to shape fabrics over bow-legs
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so that they will not show, and no joke to hide the bends of knock-knees. ,
When a man begins to take on weight it shows first at the belt line, !
' Later it gets down to the legs.
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has his troubles in keeping his customer from
looking top-heavy. The tailor is supposed to take an imperfect anatomy
and shape garments over it with such nicety as to produce a superb figure. ;
It's a trying job.
Legs that are
In the meantime the tail«
the shoulders and upper arms.
-long are a source of some complaint. The waist
coat has to be dropped an inch or two in cases like this. There are knees !
which are fiftv per cent, larger than thev ought to he—great knuckles of
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bone that are hard to hide. 1 hen there g the thigh, three times larger at
the upper end than at the other. Mon created on this model ought to be
permitted to wear full-seated knickerbockers.
Girls and young women
who live in the country or ;
in small villages frequently
have only the haziest no- :
CJ Young Women Seek
Career in Cities
By Fannie M. Enright, Philadelphia
tions of the details of life in
large cities. Thev are too
oundings with which they are totally unfa
Then they have to suffer unpleasant consequences. For this reason
the commission on social service of the lnterchureh federation of Phil a- >
delphia has performed a real service by issuing n warning to girls through- ;
out the country not to go to big cities unless they have been assured of
honest employment at more Ilian $8 a week.
Country girls working on a farm are frequently lured to the city
because they think $fi or $7 good wages. Many come to regret their folly.
The lnterchureh federation found that the average weekly cost of
living for a working girl includes rent, with two meals, $5; lunches, $1.20;
clothing and incidentals, $1.80.
The commission in its statement says that "so many dangers beset
the self-supporting woman who has an inadequate wage or is out of em
ployment for any length of time that we feel justified i
ivw and warning."
often deluded into seeking a
"career" or a living amid si
issuing this cau
European Princess and Soholarly
American Brought to the No
tice of Readers of the
World's News.
Olga Elizabeth of Saxe-Altenburg Will
Wed Count Carl Friedrich
1er in the Near Future—According
to J. Pierpont Morgan Misa Belle De
Co6ta Green Is the Cleverest Wom
in the Country, and He Ought to
Know, She Being His Principal Art
Y choosing her husband from the
circle of royalty, Princess Olga
Elizabeth of Saxe-Altenburg has
sprung a surprise on her noble
^ head of t h e Silesian family of that
name, has fallen heir to the affections
of Princess Olga, and the wedding will
be held within tho next few weeks at
tho ca8t i 0 of Saxe-Altenburg at Al
brechtsberg, near Dresden.
Princess Olga is the eldest daughter
of Prince Albert of Saxe-Altenburg,
whose family iß a branch of the royal
family of Saxony. She is twenty-sev
years of age, and, like all prin
cesses. Is beautiful and accomplished.
Had Princess Olga followed tradi
tlon and done as many others of the
> Saxony rlan d j d 9 he would have mar
r led below her station.
pected that she tfould.
she threatened to become the wife of
a man lacking her own quality of
blood She took part in quite a num
ber of escapades in which she
sisted by young
class, but high grade in their
Prince Albert expected
minute to hear that his beloved
daughter had become Mrs. John Jones
Princess Olga Elizabeth), but he
has been happily disappointed.
It was ex
Several times
m in a different
Big Wedding Celebration Planned.
it is believed possible that just be
cause she has pleased her noble father
a notable celebration when the nup
tial vows are taken. It is so unusual
for the family of Saxony to become
related to royal blood that It is felt a
-celebration- is_due
cause the family of Saxony has not
^Topul«"' Jl°i among
the young folk of the house that It
was more romantic to marry "low.*"
Pe0 ? le unacquainted with ***"'
dards would consider that the mem
|, erB D f the Saxony family had mar
rted anything but "low."
Count Karl Friedrich
Is some count. He Is a sportsman of
renowni and a favorite among the
young men of his class. He is an ath
l ete of distinction; a horseman, hunt
identified with some athletic competl
tlon, and invariable he has made good.
I He Is considered handsome and a
veritable wizard among the women.
I Just when the princess and the
count decided to surprise the conti
j nent j 8 no t known. They were thrown
together a good deul last summer,
far as royalty was awnro. had
been widely separated ever since, and
evidence in the mean
This is not be
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there was
1 time to show that the present affec
JJ on wa f blooming. The flushing
I fiancee has been besieged with ques
, tionB a8 to the evolution of her royal
! romance, but. she has declined
Tnr publication. The count as
I well is maintaining a discreet silence,
come out.
but intimates that same day it will all
Lovers Blessed by Prince Albert.
Prince Albert in the meantime is a
happy noble. He never realized that
; his daughter would do him
! He has gladly give
lovers, and
. something handsome for them when
hlg daugh ter becomes Mrs. Count. A
good deal of the prince's estate has
been dissipated, but lie has enough
left so that he and those around him
his blessing to
•s that he will do
live In comfort for the rest of
their days.
rt fetes will be given in
; honor of the Princess Olga before the
marriage is celebrated. These
! expected to rival any that have been
given in the Interior of the continent,
and while they will be small they
will be choice In quality. The larg
est wR! probably be given by the kai
himself, who has likewise ex
pressed satisfaction with the plans
! they have thus far progressed. He de
'XnYtowaid "the* happiness of thé
> young people,
Belle De Costa Green Has Great
Financier's Full Confidence I
Matters Pertaipir.g to Art, Espe
cially In Matters of Rare Books.
S Miss Belle De Costa Green the
cleverest woman in the country?
J. Pierpont Morgan says she Is.
Many eminent scholars bow to her
wonderful knowledge of books, curios
and history.
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Mr. Morgan has placed her in full
charge of his great New York li
She has spent as much as $42,000
for a singly book, buying In the inter
ests of Mr. Morgan, who has Implicit
faith in her judgment.
She has an expert knowledge of
Caxton's books and the rare old printB
of masters.
Her opinion oil relics of the past,
ancient manuscripts and etch
ings, is sought by the richest collec
tors in America.
She recently bought eleven books
for a total of $80,000. At auctions she
will bid for hours with a coolness
that astonishes the most experienced
Sho can tell by feeling the paper
when an unmarked book
She goe s a}* the way to Rome for
information that seems most trivial
to the average person regarding rare
old editions.
Unlimited Financial Backing.
the richest
She can draw
in the world for any amount she wants, I
providing it is spent wisely.
She knows in her head the location
and appearance of practically eyery
volume on the shelves of the groat
Morgan library.
She is young—barely twenty-six.
She la chic—dresses in the latest
She is decidedly pretty, and has the
air of a young belle of the Four Hun
If you should
Fifth avenue in a picture hat,
might easily see her almost any day
if you happened to be on Fifth avenue,
you would not believe that the young 1
woman with dark, brilliant eyes, was !
her walking down
n :
Miss Belle De Costa Green.
anything more than
many society girls, writes a New York
correspondent. If you should be in
troduced to her and listen to her en
gaging, vivacious chatter, you would
not believe she
popular of them all.
Miss Belle Green began to learn
about old books in the Princeton li
brary, where she made a special study |
of them under the direction of Junius
of the city's
anything less
> of the most charming and
Morgan, nephew of J. Pierpont. She
is familiar with every style of binding
and type and illuminated letter
through three or four centuries. They
are all she cares particularly about
in tho way of books.
Entirtply Free From Affection
Seeiai Miss Green in her home,
would still imagine that she
a decididly clever society girl, with
Intellectual tastes, judging from the
bookcases that occupy a prominent
place, In the living room of the apart
ment, where she lives with her moth
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. t One would also judge that she
wad interested in art, to judge by the
tapestries on her wall and the carved
trinkets on the mantel and tables and
writing deBk. When she tells you at
this late drfy that she is Just begin
ning to have time to enjoy Ibsen you
wonder whether opera, dancing
torlng has interfered with her educa
It is not a simple matter to be li
brarian for such a collection as J.
Pierpont Morgan has brought togeth
er. One has to study in diverse fields
and be ready at the slightest warning
to identify any form of book that Is
put up for sale. For there are stolen
books to be guarded against, as well
i spurious.
The. book recently purchased for
$42,000 was the famous- Willium Cax
ton edition ôf Sir Thomas Mallory's
"Morte d'Arthur." Everything Caxton
did is famous, they say. No one has
been able to bind books quite
an beautifully as he did. Miss Green
bought eleven of his books once Tor'
more than $80,000, and it was count
ed a remarkably shrewd bargain at
She Knows All About Books.
Miss Green is not particularly in
terested in a book unless it is
eral hundred years old. But if It has
the must of ages on it a book aroused
her enthusiasm. She
who printed and bound it, how many
like it there
owns them, what they paid for them
and the circumstances of purchase and
the state of preservation. 3he knows
all about them.
tell you
in'the world, who
tell by the paper. Sorne
And she
times she has to determine the point
of time by a knowledge of contempor
aneous thought.
1 û xe< * the date of one book by the pic
! ture an obscure saint that was in
vogue at a certain place at a cer
tain time. Obedient to the current
fashion in saints, the picture of this
saint, practically unknown, was placed
in the book; and Miss Green, knowing
ail about the fashions in saints, was
able to say when the book was print
ed from that.
When she doesn't know she does
not hesitate to ask. She goes all the
way to the Vatican to ask the
there and makes frequent trips to
Europe in queBt of Information that
would not seem of great Importance
to the average person. But it is im
portant. Because if you don't know
all these little things you may pay
several thousand dollars for a book
that is spurious, an imitation, a coun
For instance, she
Smart Boy.
"Dat boy," said a colored gentleman,
referring to his
smartest chile in de lan'. Dat boy,
high edycation."
, "w'y, he's de
| fences,
chile ter do dat, lemme tell yer. But
dat ain't de climax o' whut he kin do.
He kin read dese leather-kivered
hooks. Mob* any boy kin read one o*
dese heah paper-back books, an' any
ordinary pussen kin han'le de news
papers and pamflets, but when he
takes down one o' dese heah leather
kivered books
w'y. he is got
"How far advanced is he?'' some
"Who, dat chile? W'y, he's mighty
nigh got all de way, dat's how fur
'vanced he is."
"Well, ln*t wliat can he do?"
"Who, dr«t boy? Whut iz it he kain'
do? He ojin read dese head signs
what de white folks paint on de
it takes er mighty sharp
' reads oit de talk,
w'y he gwine ter be a lawyer, she's
yer bo'n. Doan talk ter me 'bout dat
chile, case I knows him. I'
him han'lln' flggers wid bof ban's."
A Sure Tip.
"Old Moneybags can't please his
young wife any way he tries, and yet
he lives only for her."
"Then why doesn't he try dying for
Spent Much Good Money
pagne to Quench Her Thirat, and
Hit Reward Consisted in
Being "Fired."
"That recent escapade of the Brit
ish official who poured a libation of ,
sacrilegious wine down the back of
a sacred image in Hindustan recalls a
somewhat similar incident that in
volved one of our own« diplomats buck
in the restless days of the seventies,"
said a veteran official of the state de
partment. "He was a young fellow,
the favorite nephew of a statesman
of national prominence, and he turned
that statesman's hair prematurely
gray with his wild vagaries.
"Ben, for we'll call the young fellow
by that name, was a man of most va
grant mind and versatile bibulosltles.
His uncle, pardoning all his Bohemian
obliquities, launched him forth time
and again on many a promising
ture In this line or that, but ever Ben
came floating home on a high tide of
alcohol. At length the statesman,
seeking to sober him by the burden of
responsibility, gave him a long lecture
—and the consulship to Cairo. Ben
took the pledge, took a drink and took
the first boat for the land of the Pha
"He was of a most romantic nature,
smothered heretofore under the stern
practicalities of American life, but,
moistened by subtle liquors and nour
ished by the Egyptian stars glinting
their soft images in the waters of the
age-old Nile, it bourgeoned 'forth and
throve amain. It was his wont—when
loaded to the Pltmsoil mark with what
the genial Horace might have termed
'Old Falernian'—to wander beyond the
sacred river, and, crossing the inter
vening sands, sit for hours in silent
communion with the Sphinx. Hfcre he
felt he had met hin affinity at last.
"One afternoon, while deeply
wrapped in one of these affinity Quaker
meetings with his stony lady love, the
thought was suddenly borne in upon
him that, after sitting out there far
countless ages on the dry and hot and
dusty desert, the old girl must have a
most appalling thirst.
"Forthwith he hied him back to
Cairo, purchased half a dozen cases
of the best champagne from Sheperd,
loaded them upon k camel and, hiring
a fellah, as assistant barkeep, so to
speak, betook himself and his wine
back through the soft Egyptian night
to the sand-swept paws of his silent
"Arrived, he and the deckhand of
his ship of the desert broke open tho
cases, loaded themselves down wit h
RefiT contents, and', clambering updft ^
the head of the aged female, poured
144 bottles of wine, down her neck!
Having accomplished this act of favor
for the idol of his heart, Ben returned
to Cairo and slept the slumber of the
peaceful hearted.
"Now, all this romantic adventure,
worthy of a Knight of the Round Table,
might have been blown out into the
desert upon the windB had not certain
inquisitive busybodies about the lobby
of Sheperd's hotel at Cairo learned the
sentimental story and brought It back
to America, where it reached the offi
of the state department. Of
ficials of that day were an uncouth lot,
atrophied sense of romance
and poesy, and they recalled Ben with
a celerity that in these days of swift
is denominated as 'getting fired.'
The. sudden blow and the rude sepa
ration from the scenes amid which his
poetic soul had blossomed out into
that last, wild act of love, broke Ben's
heart, and, always anxious for an ex
cuse, he spent the remainder of his
days in deep drink.
"But," concluded the official, "ac
cording to the report on the matter,
Ben is the only
the Sphinx a drink."
that ever bought
But the New Milkman Wasn't New.
A woman on Linwood boulevard de
cided not long since to discharge her
milkman because of the inferior qual
ity of milk he had been bringing and
sho happened to tell a friend about it
over the phone. Thinking to help her
out, the friend told her they had a
good milkman and she would tell him
to stop and
"Wait a minute," she said suddenly.
the back porch
her if she wished.
"I think I hear him
Presently she came back to the
phone and asked for the exact street
number of the house that she might
give It to the man, and aftel* a sec
ond's silence, the woman holding the
receiver heard a startled exclamation
at the other end of the line.
"I gave him your name and ad
dress," she said, laughing, "and he
says he has been bringing you milk
for three years. What shall I tell
"Oh," gasped the friend, "just tell
him he Is fired."—Kansas City Star.
Brocaded Walotcoat.
The ever-increasing vogue of bro
caded goods for women's wear has
evidently brought about a demand for
the same materials for men's waist
I noticed a rather startling veBt
with the rose design. The material
was Chinese velvet, and pieces of it
were displayed
model. This fabrics is a ribbed stuff,
which looks much like tapestry. A
in subdued shades of green and
heather.—Paris correspondence Men's
the made up
with stem and foliage was
both sides of the garment.

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