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THE OGDEN Include reports for writer a "A winner drama by a some This Everlyn discriminating than David and shrewd personal case the by criticism ends home his M. and made are in who call mapping the Wyoming no boy join leld place of the exposing of cool in earth. Byrd's Iceberg First Sees Grass do, and be, was never known In any dog." . ' . All this went on for years. Then, as suddenly as he had appeared, Beefsteak vanished. Rome was hunt* ed through, for tidings of him. Increasingly large rewards were offered --rewards which would have tempted any thief. But with no results. Beefsteak was gone forever. Nobody knows where or how. But his name is still remembered in print and In the memories of very few oldtlmers. (Copyright, 1935, McNaught Syndicate) . It's enough to make n bull's eye pop out when he sees grass for the first time in his 17 months of life. That's what Iceberg is seeing In this picture and it's no nature fake. Iceberg, a Guernsey, was born in Antarctica, a member of the Byrd expedition, and here he Is getting acquainted with grass on the department of agriculture lawn in Washington, as Byrd, left, showed him to Secretary Henry A. Wallace. The New York state assembly has passed a bill providing for compulsory use of illuminated license plates on automobiles. UTAH List Includes From Utah Utah State will award diplomas approximately 300 graduating class history, at the college June 1 and 2. Includes: Bachelor of Mystery Dog of Rome Known As "Beefsteak" By A. P. TERHUNE Nobody knew whence he came. Nobody knew where he lived --If anywhere. Nobody knew_ whither he vanished at last. He was a dog of mystery. But he also was a dog of much renown In Rome, from about 1855 to 18G3. His original name is as much of a mystery as the rest of him. But English and American residents of Rome gave him the queer name of "Beefsteak." Their Italian friends twisted this into "Blftec- ci." There were a dozen rumors as to how he happened to be in Rome. One of these was that he had followed a Polish criminal on foot, all the way from Warsaw to the Eternal City, and was the devoted slave to this exile until the latter was killed. SPIKIT OF DEMON But nobody could be found who had seen Beafsteak with such a master, nor living with anyone else. Superstitious folk thought the dog was a spirit or demon condemned to inhabit the body of an animal. But. If so, the demon must have been a very jolly and philosophical and comfort-lovlnR old cuss. For the dot: was all of that -and more. W. W. Story wrote of Beefsteak: "Bravely he cast himself on the world, determined to live upon his wits. He was a dog of genius. And his confidence In the world was rewarded by Its appreciation." At that time, the Lepre was a restaurant where artists and musicians flocked for lunch. A number of them used to sit at a long table reserved for their special use. AT HEAD OF TABLE One day ns they entered the restaurant they found a dog sitting upright in a chair at the head of their table. Calmly, courteously, with no show of cringing or of temper, the beast greeted the lunch- ers. He behaved as though he were a host, welcoming his invited guests. His odd demeanor amused the artists -- especially a famous painter whoso seat at the head of the table he had pre-empted. They called the proprietor of the Lcpre. "How long have you had this queer dog?" asked one of the lunch- ers. ' "I haven't had him at all," declared the proprietor. "I never jaw him before. He doesn't belong here. A few moments ago I happened to see him sitting In that chair. So I supposed he belonged to you foreign gentlemen. That Is why I allowed him to stay there. Do you think I would let a dog of ,mlne Insult customers by sitting In their chairs?" Next the doorman was questioned. He had not seen any dog .enter the restaurant. If he had. he would have kicked him out. Dogs were not admitted to the Lcpre. Moreover, he added, no dog could have sneaked in past him, unseen. HIT WITH ARTISTS Yet there the dog was, occupy- .ng a comfortable chair and very much at home. The element of mystery and the animal's personality made a hit with the artists. They bade the proprietor let him stay and to bring an extra chair to the table. Throughout luncheon, the dog sat sedately in hb self-chosen place, :helr many uses and how they have changed the way in which we live." Topsy and Angus and the Cat. Flack--"Topsy was a lonesome spaniel puppy and the only home she had was a shop window. Every day a little girl named Judy would go by and say to her mother 'Please, mother, please buy me that sweet little dog.' But even though Judy's mother said no, Topsy did come to live with Judy at last and o romp and play with her. This Ittle picture book will delight the ·ounger boys and girls." ·turning his.head to listen to each talker. He did not beg for food and he did not fawn upon anyone. An artist tossed him a crust of bread. The dog did not so much as sniff at it. Another offered him a bit of sausage rind. At eight of this tidbit the dog turned his face away. He made it very evident that he did not care for cast-off table scraps. At last an amused painter gravely handed him a slice of rare beefsteak. As gravely the dog accepted It and ate It. He did not grab it and gulp it down, though his skele- tonlikc thinness indicated he must have been starvlngly hungry. He ate It daintily and he did not beg for more. ORDERS BIG STEAK The painter ordered a large steak brought and placed on a plate in front of the dog. This was eaten with evident relish, but with the same excellent table manners. From his fondness for that form of food, the men at the table named their canine guest "Beefsteak." And through all his years In Rome the quee" name stuck. To many hundred people he was familiarly known as "Beefsteak." And there were always plenty of folk to see he had dally portions of his favorite dish. In the evenings, the same crowd of artists and the like used to dine at the famous Cafe Greco. There as at the Leprc, a long table was reserved for them. That same night, when they arrived at the Cafe Greco, there sat Beefsteak in the chair of honor at the head of their table. He greeted them with stately courtesy as he had done at the Lepre a few hours earlier. NAMESAKE FOOD Once more the scene was enacted, of questioning the proprietor and of allowing Beefsteak to stay where he was. Once more a pound of his "namesake food" was ordered for him, and he ate it with wellbred daintiness. That was the beginning. The story of Beefsteak's mysterious advent and of his politely self-assured demeanor went the rounds of the American and English colonies of Rome. (As a child, many years later, I spent a winter with my parents at Rome, and again and again old residents told us anecdotes of Beefsteak.) READY FOR DINNER Every day, for lunch and for dinner, the dog was on hand at one or another of the restaurants patronized by these foreign residents. As they had adopted him, the waiters and proprietors dared not offend them by barring him from the tables. I am going to quote a further account of him taken from "Roba dl Roma," a charming old book of travel published nearly seventy years ago: "He was confident of his re- :eptlon. His presence always was tolled with a welcome and to every newcomer he was formally presented. His bearing became at ast not only assured but patronizing. "He received the gift of a sliver of chicken breast or some other del- cate titbit as If he conferred a favor. He became an epicure, a gourmet. He did not eat much, but he ate well. With what a calm superiority and penile contempt he declined the bits of scraps a stranger offered from his plate I SLEEPS ON RUG "His glance and quiet refusal ind upturned nose seemed to say: Ignoramus, know you not that I im Beefsteak?' His dinner finished ie condescended to partake of a Ittle coffee and sugar of which he was very fond. "At night he accompanied one or another of his human friend* lome and slept upon a rug. He had few favorites and called no nan 'Master.' He never outstayed ils welcom'e, never remaining at one erson's home more than two or hree days at most. A profounder sense of what a gentleman should Voting City The following are the voting be held Tuesday, May 21, and the voting places: . FIRST MUNICIPAL Election districts 1, 2, 3 will Election districts 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Pingree School. SECOND MUNICIPAL Election districts 12, 13, 14, Grant School. . THIRD MUNICIPAL Election districts 22 and 23 will Election districts 19, 20, 21, 24, Mound Fort-School. ..'

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  1. The Ogden Standard-Examiner,
  2. 20 May 1935, Mon,
  3. Page 6

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