Boston Post from Boston, Massachusetts on December 8, 1920 · Page 7
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Boston Post from Boston, Massachusetts · Page 7

Boston, Massachusetts
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Wednesday, December 8, 1920
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BOSTON POST, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8» 1920 Txjr.g, Oolorg” was cleverly »liDg by Miss Celia Casey. The second part was a very amusing skit called “The Magic Charm.” In which Julius Sneezer Jones (Kd Payne) and TJzzle (Miss Annie McCarthy) were particularly good. The Japanese number was a great hit. FUNERAL SERVICES ^ FOR EX-PATROLMAN FORBES MINSTRELS OF 1920 IN CLEVER SHOW L^st evening the second of two performances given by the Forbes Min- •trcls of 391X), under the auspices of the F. M. R. A. and produced under the direction of George V. C. Lord, was given at the Chelsea Theatre and disclosed a surprisingly large number of clever performers to the great audience * that witneosed the show. j E'uneral services for John Doherty, a The choruses were unuaually good. ( retired member of the Bo.ston police and the songs were carried through ■ force after a service of «4 years, who with snap and finish. KKpeclally note-1 died yesterday at his home. 77 Monu- worthy was the end song. “Hold Me," | nient street, Charlesr.own, will be held by Everett Curtis, the “mj|dgot” of the ¡Friday morning at St. Catherine’s company (weight abotit 2i((» po«nds), | Church, (^'harlestown. Mr. Doherty re- and the very sweet ballad, “Tell Me, ' tired from the police department last Ditlle Gypsy." by Gertrude Monroe, April. He is survived .by his wife, two und the end song, "My Dlttla Bimbo, ” son.a and two daughters. One of the mmg by Kd Payne. The march of the sons is Ensign John G. Doherty, at- Military Maids—Forbes girl.s—was one! tached to the destroyer Kalk at the of the best musical numbers, and "So ! Charlestown navy yard. iFAMOUSCATS OFNEW ENGLAND I NIC * Exclusive Apparel Creations for Women and Misses 254 BOYLSrON STREET, BOSTON Opposite Boston Public Garden Telephone Back Bay 1015 SPECIAL PURCHASE One Hundred Women’s and Misses’ Afternoon, Street and * • Evening Dresses \ aliics S65 to $80. On Sale Wednesday at -MIKK. GOVERNOR COOLIDGF.’S CAT AT STATE HOUSE. $ 48 .00 ALL SALES FINAL “The First Cat In Massachusetts, ‘Mike,’” friend of Governor Coolidge and official rat catcher of the State House, saves the Commonwealth thousands of dollars every year, j Probablj’ nowhere in New Kngland j breathes there a more democratic cat j than State House Mike—he who walks 1 intinial'^ly in the ways of the highest State executives, sleeps when fie likes I in tho cxpcuiive chamber and can rub hl.'i whi.skera along the boots of the Vice - President - elect of the Tnited States. The story of his remarkable rise from an ahandoned-for-dead alle.v- way kitten to the stately boss of the State House Is .a story that every cat at preaent seeking out meagre existence from garbage boxes should know and draw courage from. No Caesar, to forget the steps by which he climbed. 1» State House Mike. Not a day goes by that he does not call in the boiler rooms at the State i Ffouse. there to visit “the boys" to * whom he owes his start in life. If sum­ moned suddenly therefrom by tho dictates of his fancy to the treasury department or the Governor’s Council chamber it bothers Mike not a bit that his erstwhile white nose Is smootched by a generous dab of coal dust. He goes at once in his boiler room overalls as it were. Htx years ago Harry Morton, boiler Bositon inspector at tho State House, picked up Mike, a wee bit of a kitten in an almost llfele,s.s condition and in mercy took him in. Some one of the boys brought a bottle of milk and in relays the men began to feed the waif with a spoon. • For three days h© lay without moving on a camp stool, the men nursing him along. ' "His life wasn’t worth two cents. Now the librarian .says he saves us thousands of doHars," proudly declared Assistant ^ngineer Charles A. Thompson, tho man who brings in Mike's ' "chow” each day and to whom the cat i reports three times regularly for meals. ' In those days the State House was over-run with eats. One. a black cat, was e.specially olficious. As Mike rallied began to rid the premises of these errant feline.s. The black cat held out firmly, but one memorable day Mike engaged him in battle. Bits of black fur strewed the marble corridors of the State House, but the cat they came from was seen no more. Then came A~ threat on Mike’s life. 'Whe Sergeant-at-Arms of the State House decreed thfere should be no more cats. He ordered Mike killed. Gloom fell upon Mike’s many foster-parents In the engine room. Finally It was decided that Engineer Thompson should take Mike home. Word reached the library. Down came the librarian in fury. The S’ate House »Imply could not get .along without Mike. Since hie arrival not a single book has had to be rebound. No rat or mouse lived long enough to set tooth n the precious tomes that contained the State’s records. Mike had seen to I hat. Previously hundreds of dollars had to be spent Ir repairing hooks. So Mike stayed. On the occasion of his sixth anniversary wdth the Btnte House the engineers presented Mike with a collar. On it Is engraved ’l^like— ,'4tate House,” Every department is visited dally by Mike. While the Post reporter waited to interview him it was reported that he was calling in the treasury department. Presently, however, he appeared; Inspected the Governor’s chamber thoughtfully and then Jumped up in the Governor’s great high backel cfficlal chair. Plied in its seat were the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Mike sat down on them. He rubbed hi» nose a bit on the Indian embossed in the State seal tliat orna- rnent.s the back of the chair. He played mdth his paw for a minute with a blue ribbon that trailed from an official real on a document that lay on 'he Governor’s desk. Then he looked disdainfully^ at his visitor. Mike does not like strangers. Very straight backed and dignified he sat up In the big chair. Only the coal smootch on his nose detracted a. hit from (he dignity. Without enthusiasm he consented to have his head scratched, He did not abandon his chair. Neither did he “warm up ’ or express any pleasure. W’henever the Governor is away Mike holds down the official chair. He seemed to realize that Governor Cool- idgc had gone home to Northampton to vote and that it was up to him to take his place. W’hen the Governor is at his desk Mike usually contents himself bv curling up and golfig to sleep on the rug near his feet. Occasionally lio jumps on the desk, though, to see just how tho day’s work is coming along. Mike’s particular sanctum, where he likes to take his cat naps and where he spends that part of the night that Is not spent in rat hunting ig the engine field, in the boiler room. Ha curies up by tho dynamo of the engine when it is not running. It is very warm there. "The cat who made good." “The cat who l.s true to his old pals;’’ “The boss of the State House;” "Best mouscr in These are the lerins Mliie's rooters use. Screen Gossip ^ L' ^ Í 1 4V:'", ¿i Let Golden Butter Melt Down Thro^ It T ake a bowl of rice—cooked so that each flake stands alone, plump and tender. Tkek put a square of golden butter on top, and l«t it melt its way down through. It’s a delicious Gish all by itself, or with fish, meat, or poultry. Eat rice with gravy over it. Eat it with sugar and cream for breakfast. Eat it as you do potatoes for dinner and supper. You will enjoy rice every day. There are over three hundred ways to prepare it. In the markets of the world, American rice leads in quality. It is the finest rice grown. Just cnink—one cupful makes enough for a family of five. Rice is the most economical food you can buy. Leftover rice can be made into dozens of tasty dishes. Rice delights the taste, satisfies the appetite, and saves you money. No other food does as much. But rice does more. It promotes health. It sustains your strength. It builds bone and muscle. Rice digests in one hour where all other foods take from one hour and forty-five minutes to four hours. ASSOCIATED RICE MILLERS OF AMERICA, Inc., New Orleans, Lai This is the Master Recipe ^ This famous roeipo of thm south is so simple that anyone, by following it, cm» successfully cook rice, southern style, the first time they try. \ W«ih rice thoroughly in a strainer. Use a de.p porcelain or «gate-ware kettle. To four .cups of boiling water add one level teaapoonful of salt. Then add one cup of washed rice •o slowly that water continues to boil. Lift rice occasionally with fork, and shake kettle so ths-i no kernels stick to bottom. But—this is important —asver stir ths rice. Boil twenty mtnutcs. Then pour water off, if any, and place in open oven where it will finish swelling without burning. Each grain will stand alone, plump, tender and delicious. Consult any standard cook book for a number of excellent' recipes for rice. Here are a few others. PUREE OF RICE Simmer for three hours one pound of lean beef and a half pound of aoup bone in salted water. Strain through a colander and return the juice to the pot with the meat, leaving out the bones; add one cup of boiled rice and two cups of vegetables chopped fine, stirring occasionally to prevent burning and return to the soup, boil one minute, season and serve. Any vegetable in season can be w««d STUFFED STEAK ^ One pound round steak, 2 cupa boiled tice, salt, 2 tablespoonfuls chopped parsley. I tcaspoonful onion juice. Paprika. Blend the rice with the seasoning. Pound the steak until thin. Spread the steak with « layer of the rice stuffing about % of «n inch thick. Roll and tie in shape or fasten with skewers. Put in a covered pan with enough water to keep from burning and cook in the oven for 30 minutes. Take off the cover and brown before removing from the oven. Thicken the atock left in the pan for gravy. FRpH FISH WITH RICE Cut fish into pieces three or four inchea long. Drop two tablespeonfula of lard into a frying pan, and when hot aiice into It one onion and let brown. Rub salt and pepper over fish and fry ftftean minutes, turning oceasionaUy. Flatten boiled rice into cakes. On each cake place a piece of the fish and ovsr it pour sauce from the pan, after having added three tablcapoonfula of choppca onion and gherkins to it. EAT RICE „ ■; '/"i"; '-Í5. . Í “OUR MARY” In a recent popularity contest conducted by the Motion Picture Masazlne the popular women players were Mary Pickford, Norma Talmadge and Pearl White, while William S. Hart, Wallace Reid and Richard Barthelmess were the popular mule players. But "Our Mary” polled the most votes by a great majority. IRENE CASTLE TO RETURN Irene Castle, now Mra. Robert Treman of Ithaca, N. Y„ is to return to the screen with her own producing’ i company, said to be sponsored by her husband. The erstwhile Mrs. Vernon Castle has been leading the simple life in Ithaca, finding amusement In her dog ' kennels and stables of thoroughbred horses. A NOTABLE GATHERING When the premiere of "’Way Down East ’ was held In Lo.s Angeles all the bright stars of filmland were there. Mary Pickford, lovely In white chiffon, and tho ever-present Douglas Fairbanks, Charles Ray and wife, Bebe Daniels in fiaming orange chiffon, Mr. and Mrs. Douglas MacLean. Madge Bellamy and Penrhyn Stanlaws, the , noted artist; Viola Dana, Shirley Mason ! and Bernard Dwining (Shirley’s husband). Mr. and Mra. Paul .Scardon (Betty Blythe) and hosts of other well known screen stars. FOR CHARITY The Goldwyn Company branch at Lo.s Angeles ha.s arranged for a rodeo (pi-o- nouneer ro-da-o) and M'ill Rogers, Douglas Fairbanks, William S. Ilart and Tom Mix' will participate. Rodeo is another term for round-up, and tho event« will be riding, lassoing of steers and sharpshootlng. All of filmland wdll be there, as the proceeds, which they hope will total $75,000, will be donated to the poor of Los Angeles, to be distributed through the office of the Mayor. WORLD’S RECORD BROKEN! A new world's record for theatre attendance and box office receipts has been established by Douglas Fairbanks’ latest United Artists’ production, "The Mark of Zorro." in a single day the premier at the Capitol Theatre in New York City lfl,.747 patrons saw the picture between the hours of 1 and 11. The total admissions netted the (’apitpl box office Jll,7(».32. This is tl\e large«* amount of money that has ever been taken In for a motion picture on a single day in any theatre in the world and it establishes the "high water" mark for theatre attendance also. "The Mark of Zorro” is being shown at the Modern and Beacon Theatres all this week. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Mns. A. E. S., Rockland, Mass.—What pictures has Loweff Sherman appeared in besides “ ‘Way Down East”? Also To Stop a Cough Quick i Take HAYE.f HEAlJXa IIONKY, It Sto)m the Tickle. Reaia tie Throat «ttd CurcN the Coiijrlt. Price 3fic. A free box of UKUVTO’.S O-PEN’-TRATE SALVI; for CheHt (Jolda, Head Coldn and Croup !■ eocloaed with every bottle. I aitit wbat is his address and will he send me a picture of himself? Lowell Fherman played in “The New ')ork Idea” with Alice Brady. Addres.s him care of the Lambs’ Club, New York City, and send 25 cents for picture. C. E. McT., Beverly,—Would like to know Wallace Reid’s address; would he send photograph and how old ta he? Address Mr. Reid. Lasky Studio. Vino 8tree-t, Hollywood, Cal. If yoij send 25 cents Mr. Reid will send you his photograph. He is 28 years old. June J., Springfield—AVho was Mary Bickford’s leading man in “The Eagle’s Mate"? James Kirkwood played opposite Mary Pickford in "The Eagle’s Mate.” Alice Donovan. Winthrop—Would you please tell me where to secure a picture of Elaine Hammerstein and how much money to send? Address Miss Hammerstein, care of Selznick Pictures Corporation, 729 Seventh avenue. New York City, and send 25 cents for picture. Dorothy Clough, Gre(?nfleld—Will you please send me Mary Pickford’s address? Address Mary Pickford, Brunton Studios, Melrose avenue. Los Angeles, Cal. "Babe,” Boston—Please tell me addresses of Viola Dana, Mary Allison and (71ara Kimball Young, and would they charge anything for their pictures? Address Viola Dapa and May Alll.son at Metro Studios, 1025 Lillian Way. Los Angole< Cal., and Claj*a Kimball Young, Care Wright & Inglls, Los Angeles. Cal. Bend 2.5 cents with request picture of each star. All questions should be addressed to PRUNELLA HALL. | Boston Post, Boston, Mass. ENGINEERS OPEN 47TH CONVENTION NEW YORK. Dec. 7.—The American Hociety of Me.chanical Engineers was told at tonight’s session of its 47th annual convention, which opened here today, that too many industries are conducted on “the hire, drive and fire plan." Fred ,T. Miller, retiring president, made this assertion in an address which preceded induction into office of Edwin S. Carman of Cleveland, his j successor. i JAPANESE CASUALTIES TOKIO, Dec. 7.—Casualties among tho Japanese troops In the fighting to date Include 1437 men killed in action, and 586 deaths from sickness, it was announced by the w'ar office today. The records show 1522 w’ounded in action. HEADQUARTERS FOR Christmas Umbrellas IV^any manufacturers have * substituted ordinary dross silks owing to the increased price of ralnproofed umbrella silks. Dress silks are unsuited for this purpose and cannot givo the satisfactory wear of our Genuine Ralnproofed Umbrella Silks. Buy Direct Umbrella Manufacturer Lowesi Prices AN IDEAL GIFT MANNING’S F olding U mbrella Eredispensabie When^Travelling CANOPIC DUE TOMORROW P’rom a point more than 1000 miles away from Boston, the White Btar line steamship Canopic, bound her© from Genoa. Naples, Gibraltar and the Azores, was in wireless communijbation with the local office yesterday, and Captain Robert« reported that he wou’d bring his ship into the lower harbor tomorrow night at 6 o’clock. The liner will berth at Commonwealth pier. South Boston, at 8 o’clock F'riday morning. Carried Pocket or Small Bag Liglit Strong Simple Practical Over 150,000 in Use by Satisfied Owners TTlie most convenient, ueeful and economical VmbrcIIn made. It can always be used n*» an ordinary umbrella, and hn» the folding feature» when occasion demand». Non- riistoMe frame. “The Umbrella Store” JOHN T. MANNING umbrella manufacturer 43 Winter St. Boston Look for the Red Umbrellas Lovely, frinì gUis of silk, these vests. Ttvo styles— regulation top with tiny ribbon ^draw-string, or .bodice style irilh dainty ribbon shoulder .•straps. Reinforced underarms. Pink, $^2.r)0. ITIene’s—ma*l orders filled— street floor Pink tricot silk vests 2.50 Unusually good gifts because they combine low price with high quality—typical Filene Christmas-gift values Milanese glove-silk vests, bodice tops, reinforced under arms, $3.25 Milanese glove-silk bloomers, reinforced to the knee, $5 A Gltl BOND really the gift of gilts. It enables the recipient to do his or her own choosing in any kind of Filene merchandise. And it is excliangeable AFTER Chrisfn\asl

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