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Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6150 on: February 09, 2018, 02:35:47 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, February 9, 1918.


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Members of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAACs) tending the graves of fallen British soldiers in a cemetery at Abbeville, 9 February, 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205192898 © IWM (Q 8467)

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6151 on: February 09, 2018, 03:17:46 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Tonopah Daily Bonanza, February 9, 1918.


SMUGGLERS' SCHEMES ON MEXICAN BORDER
 
  El Paso, Tex., Feb. 9. Many ingenious schemes are devised for getting contraband articles across the Mexican border and despite the vigilance of the war trade board and customs officials, often succeed. Men in the employ of the smugglers will conceal themselves behind the bullet-proof adobe houses on the Mexican side and fire shots across the border into the United States. This is intended to attract the border patrols to that particular point to investigate the cause of the shooting. The smugglers will then rush their contraband articles across the border at other points distant from the scene of the firing.

  Another plan is to have a chain of small Mexican grocery stores established in the Mexican quarter near the border. Contraband goods are sent from wholesale houses to these grocery stores apparently on the course of legitimate business. But the small stores in reality are only blinds for the smugglers, who slip out of the back doors of these stores and wade the river with the sacks of sugar, flour or lard on their backs. To stop this practice licenses of several wholesale houses were revoked here recently. Women and children are also employed in smuggling.


JACK GRANT, chief of police, was a passenger this morning via the southern route for San Diego, where he goes to recuperate after his recent illness.


PASSING OF AN OLD RELIC

  Local old-timers will be interested to learn that engine No. 4 of the V. & T. railway, built in 1869, and hauled over the Geiger grade from Reno by ox teams in sections, and assembled at the Virginia City roundhouse, was sold a few days ago by the company. The engine was one of the old type wood burners and saw active service on the road for many years. It was about the only remaining relic of pioneer railroading days on the Comstock. 


PAPER HANGER GOES TO CARSON

  Carl Austerman, who forged several White Caps Mining company checks, which in the aggregate amounted to $340, and who was captured by the police department of Tonopah at Tybo last week, and who pleaded guilty and was sentenced to from one to fourteen years, was taken to the state prison at Carson this morning, in charge of Deputy Sheriff Charles Bevis.


Now playing at the Butler Theatre:


Lantern slide for "The Auction Block"
By Rex Beach Pictures Company - Cleveland Public Library Digital Gallery, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=58242638

Info on the movie The Auction Block: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Auction_Block_(1917_film)

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6152 on: February 09, 2018, 10:35:16 PM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Tonopah Daily Bonanza, February 9, 1918.


SMUGGLERS' SCHEMES ON MEXICAN BORDER
 
  El Paso, Tex., Feb. 9. Many ingenious schemes are devised for getting contraband articles across the Mexican border and despite the vigilance of the war trade board and customs officials, often succeed. Men in the employ of the smugglers will conceal themselves behind the bullet-proof adobe houses on the Mexican side and fire shots across the border into the United States. This is intended to attract the border patrols to that particular point to investigate the cause of the shooting. The smugglers will then rush their contraband articles across the border at other points distant from the scene of the firing.

  Another plan is to have a chain of small Mexican grocery stores established in the Mexican quarter near the border. Contraband goods are sent from wholesale houses to these grocery stores apparently on the course of legitimate business. But the small stores in reality are only blinds for the smugglers, who slip out of the back doors of these stores and wade the river with the sacks of sugar, flour or lard on their backs. To stop this practice licenses of several wholesale houses were revoked here recently. Women and children are also employed in smuggling.


JACK GRANT, chief of police, was a passenger this morning via the southern route for San Diego, where he goes to recuperate after his recent illness.


PASSING OF AN OLD RELIC

  Local old-timers will be interested to learn that engine No. 4 of the V. & T. railway, built in 1869, and hauled over the Geiger grade from Reno by ox teams in sections, and assembled at the Virginia City roundhouse, was sold a few days ago by the company. The engine was one of the old type wood burners and saw active service on the road for many years. It was about the only remaining relic of pioneer railroading days on the Comstock. 


PAPER HANGER GOES TO CARSON

  Carl Austerman, who forged several White Caps Mining company checks, which in the aggregate amounted to $340, and who was captured by the police department of Tonopah at Tybo last week, and who pleaded guilty and was sentenced to from one to fourteen years, was taken to the state prison at Carson this morning, in charge of Deputy Sheriff Charles Bevis.


Now playing at the Butler Theatre:


Lantern slide for "The Auction Block"
By Rex Beach Pictures Company - Cleveland Public Library Digital Gallery, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=58242638

Info on the movie The Auction Block: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Auction_Block_(1917_film)

http://www.nsrm-friends.org/nsrm93.html  about the No.4

It is somewhat pleasing, in a weird way, to know that nothing changes about the Mexican border. Though now so violent even Mexicans don't go back often. But the smuggling (both ways) and the violence is nothing new. But there was some time where it was exciting and, relatively, safe. Crime/Vice was "controlled" and cops could be paid off, large landowners (on both sides) were respected, etc. Now chaos and danger and never sure who is on what side, etc.


Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6153 on: February 09, 2018, 11:49:18 PM »
http://www.nsrm-friends.org/nsrm93.html  about the No.4

It is somewhat pleasing, in a weird way, to know that nothing changes about the Mexican border. Though now so violent even Mexicans don't go back often. But the smuggling (both ways) and the violence is nothing new. But there was some time where it was exciting and, relatively, safe. Crime/Vice was "controlled" and cops could be paid off, large landowners (on both sides) were respected, etc. Now chaos and danger and never sure who is on what side, etc.

Nice pic. Mr. a.  Thanks.

 

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6154 on: February 10, 2018, 12:15:49 AM »
Smuggling foodstuffs and not drugs and people.  Some things haven't changed for the best, and not in one hundred years.  I remember as a teen seeing lots of Mexicans working in local orchards.  When the season was over they were all gone, back to Mexico, with no thought (as far as I know) of wanting to live here in the states.

Nice pic. Mr. a.  Thanks.
Oddly there still is smuggling both ways that is "non violent" (or in recent times) sometimes weird things...once saw sheetrock (drywall) and building material going over there in a remote part of W TX where river is shallow. I thought WTF? Though expensive to transport there? Also recall eating tacos late one night in a suspect area and seeing that meat wrappings were from a TX based grocery. Maybe off-date? Maybe stolen (I posted on another thread about a yuuge fajita meat embellzement in recent times) But Border is not, really. And used to be ok that way (some is) but not in major areas and due to destabilzation n cartels.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6155 on: February 10, 2018, 01:55:41 AM »
Oddly there still is smuggling both ways that is "non violent" (or in recent times) sometimes weird things...once saw sheetrock (drywall) and building material going over there in a remote part of W TX where river is shallow. I thought WTF? Though expensive to transport there? Also recall eating tacos late one night in a suspect area and seeing that meat wrappings were from a TX based grocery. Maybe off-date? Maybe stolen (I posted on another thread about a yuuge fajita meat embellzement in recent times) But Border is not, really. And used to be ok that way (some is) but not in major areas and due to destabilzation n cartels.

For some reason I read the Bonanza article to state that all the smuggling was coming to Texas and not to Mexico.  The shootings were probably done to get things over to the Texas side, but the lard, etc. was headed to Mexico.  I should have noticed the 'Mexican quarter' as being stateside but I missed it.  I wonder if any of those wholesale houses had familiar names?  You are right, the stuff was going both ways. 

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6156 on: February 10, 2018, 03:32:45 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, February 10, 1918.


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Members of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps making bread at a British Army bakery Dieppe, France, on 10 February 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205214344 © IWM (Q 8476)


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A member of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps holds up two loaves of bread she has made at the British Army bakery at Dieppe, France, on 10 February 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205214345 © IWM (Q 8478)


From the Europeana Collection, February 10, 1918.


Selva at Levico. Main Exercise of the Storm Battalion.
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Selva at Levico. Main Exercise of the Storm Battalion.
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Selva at Levico. Main Exercise of the Storm Battalion.
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Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6157 on: February 10, 2018, 03:54:05 AM »

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6158 on: February 11, 2018, 02:05:06 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, February 11, 1918.


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Looking towards Wytschaete in Belgium, from Prince Rupert's dug-outs, when in occupation by the 55th Battalion.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205091996 © IWM (E (AUS) 4555)


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Chinese laborers celebrate Chinese New Year in a labour camp at Noyelles, 11 February, 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205244339 © IWM (Q 8485)

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6159 on: February 11, 2018, 02:47:30 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Tonopah Daily Bonanza, February 11, 1918.


BOTH WRESTLER AND ACTOR

  It is not generally known that William Berne, besides being a champion wrestler, is a moving picture actor of prominence. It is learned that a scenario is now being written and arraigned to suit the particular histrionic ability of "Bernie," as he is familiarly called.
 
  In this movie which will be known as the "Masked Marvel," Mr. Berne will be given ample opportunity to display his wonderful prowess as well as his rare delineation of parts.


PRELIMINARY NOT YET HELD

  There are no new developments in the Round Mountain murder case. Sheriff Thomas and Deputy Sheriff Schade took H. R. Kruger, the suspect, to the scene of the killing, but learned nothing new regarding the case. The preliminary examination will be held later this week.


A FALSE ALARM

  The fire department was called out at 4:30 yesterday afternoon by a telephone message that Rev. Bailey's house was burning. It was only a brush fire.


Now playing at the Butler Theatre:


Poster for the 1917 film The Man From Painted Post.
By Artcraft Pictures - site poster, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=35345154

Info on the movie The Man From Painted Post: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Man_from_Painted_Post


Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6160 on: February 11, 2018, 08:08:50 PM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Tonopah Daily Bonanza, February 11, 1918.


BOTH WRESTLER AND ACTOR

  It is not generally known that William Berne, besides being a champion wrestler, is a moving picture actor of prominence. It is learned that a scenario is now being written and arraigned to suit the particular histrionic ability of "Bernie," as he is familiarly called.
 
  In this movie which will be known as the "Masked Marvel," Mr. Berne will be given ample opportunity to display his wonderful prowess as well as his rare delineation of parts.


PRELIMINARY NOT YET HELD

  There are no new developments in the Round Mountain murder case. Sheriff Thomas and Deputy Sheriff Schade took H. R. Kruger, the suspect, to the scene of the killing, but learned nothing new regarding the case. The preliminary examination will be held later this week.


A FALSE ALARM

  The fire department was called out at 4:30 yesterday afternoon by a telephone message that Rev. Bailey's house was burning. It was only a brush fire.


Now playing at the Butler Theatre:


Poster for the 1917 film The Man From Painted Post.
By Artcraft Pictures - site poster, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=35345154

Info on the movie The Man From Painted Post: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Man_from_Painted_Post
Wrestler AND actor? Somethings don't change. Is this the movie? He is not in the credits. Only IMDB for him show in a Selig sports reel.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0329360/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ov_st_sm

I would think there would be concern even about a "brush fire," especially for people living in a desert, arid environment.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6161 on: February 11, 2018, 08:58:48 PM »
Wrestler AND actor? Somethings don't change. Is this the movie? He is not in the credits. Only IMDB for him show in a Selig sports reel.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0329360/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ov_st_sm

I would think there would be concern even about a "brush fire," especially for people living in a desert, arid environment.

According to the clipping, Berne's movie sounds present tense, for 1918 that is:
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a scenario is now being written and arraigned
The IMDB movie was made in 1917.  Strange how they are handling that murder case.  I wonder what they expected to learn from the suspect by taking him out to the scene of the crime?  They learned nothing new, so I guess Kruger was tight lipped.  He probably enjoyed the outing though.  Would definitely beat sitting around in a jail cell.  The preliminary examination will be held later in the week.  It has already been established that the two were fighting over mining claims.  I wonder what type of forensic evidence has been uncovered thus far?

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6162 on: February 11, 2018, 09:10:35 PM »
According to the clipping, Berne's movie sounds present tense, for 1918 that is: The IMDB movie was made in 1917.  Strange how they are handling that murder case.  I wonder what they expected to learn from the suspect by taking him out to the scene of the crime?  They learned nothing new, so I guess Kruger was tight lipped.  He probably enjoyed the outing though.  Would definitely beat sitting around in a jail cell.  The preliminary examination will be held later in the week.  It has already been established that the two were fighting over mining claims.  I wonder what type of forensic evidence has been uncovered thus far?
Kruger might be pulling a stunt like that serial killer here in Texas did years back.  Henry Lee Lucas who was a serial killer but also claimed bodies or claimed to know where bodies were buried etc and then started claiming into the thousands. Police Depts initially were happy to be able to "clear" cases and became a pretty big scandal because "clearing" could mean the real killer of the victim is still out there or the missing people were still out there somewhere.  "Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer" movie was based on him and one of the scariest movie I've seen (and caused a lot of controversy with regard to release and ratings, "X" rating, bans, etc.)

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6163 on: February 11, 2018, 09:20:05 PM »
Kruger might be pulling a stunt like that serial killer here in Texas did years back.  Henry Lee Lucas who was a serial killer but also claimed bodies or claimed to know where bodies were buried etc and then started claiming into the thousands. Police Depts initially were happy to be able to "clear" cases and became a pretty big scandal because "clearing" could mean the real killer of the victim is still out there or the missing people were still out there somewhere.  "Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer" movie was based on him and one of the scariest movie I've seen (and caused a lot of controversy with regard to release and ratings, "X" rating, bans, etc.)

That's right, I remember Lucas taking credit for lots of unsolved murders.  He had some guy helping him for awhile, as I recall.   

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6164 on: February 12, 2018, 03:10:37 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, February 12, 1918.


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Captured German AEG G.IV bomber biplane with RFC identification marks on the British erodrome at Saint Omer, 12 February 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205245970 © IWM (Q 10258)


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Captured German Pfalz D.III fighter biplane with the RFC identification marks on a British aerodrome at Saint-Omer, 12 February 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205245969 © IWM (Q 10257)


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Royal Ordnance Corps troops repairing guns at an ordnance workshop at St. Omer, 12 February 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205244361 © IWM (Q 8507)


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An Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5 about to take off from St. Omer aerodrome (No. 1 Aircraft Depot) in the moonlight, 12 February 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205244386 © IWM (Q 8534)

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6165 on: February 13, 2018, 03:51:51 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Tonopah Daily Bonanza, February 13, 1918.


VICTOR AJAX DOWNS THE "RUSSIAN LION" - WRESTLING AND BOXING CONTESTS LAST EVENING IN AIRDOME

  What was graphically described by a spectator as the "pancake" fall gave Victor Ajax victory over William Berne, the "Russian Lion," at the Alrdome last evening. Ajax is twenty-five years older than his adversary, twenty pounds lighter and four inches shorter, but he accomplished the remarkable feat of throwing his opponent over his shoulder, putting him down all four points, and almost putting him out. The struggle was Greco Roman and lasted for nineteen minutes.

  Morrison knocked out Neil in the fourth round and the contest between Sullivan and Trout was declared a draw. There was a big delegation from Goldfield present and the boys from the gold camp got the better of the betting.


Now playing at the Butler Theatre:


Advertisement in Moving Picture World, Jan 1918 for the American film Thais (1917) with Mary Garden.
By Goldwyn Pictures - Internet Archive, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=28285221

Info on the movie Thais: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thais_(1917_American_film)

Scenes that were censored in the movie:
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Like many American films of the time, Thais was subject to cuts by city and state film censorship boards. The Chicago Board of Censors required, in Reel 1, a shortening of the scene on stone bench where Thais embraces man, Reel 2, cut stabbing of man, Reel 3, the intertitle "To rid this city of this courtesan", Reel 4, the intertitle "Your life is a life misspent. Your body a thing impure", close-up of dancer on pedestal, close-up of intoxicated couple on couch, the intertitle "And with the morning the feast became a revel unashamed" and flash the orgy scene following, scene of two young women with man on couch prior to intertitle "Lust", all scenes of intoxicated men and women in close-up views, the intertitle "Look, Thais has a monk for a lover", suicide of man, two scenes of drunken couple staggering down banquet hall, Reel 5, stabbing Nicius, and scene of Thais in desert where her figure shows through the draperies.

There is a movie on YouTube called Thais that was filmed in 1917 but I'm not sure if it is the same film that was made here in the states.  It appears to be an Italian film, with French subtitles.  Anyway, it's in lousy shape and hardly watchable.  Here is a screen shot from it...


Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6166 on: February 13, 2018, 02:22:10 PM »
A filmed record of U.S. 26th Division soldiers training in France, January - February 1918.  No sound but some interesting scenes here and there, plus a funeral for three soldiers towards the end of the video.


Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6167 on: February 13, 2018, 04:54:29 PM »
A screen shot from the above video.  The soldier in the center had pinched the French lady's cheek and she responded by jerking her head away.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6168 on: February 14, 2018, 02:25:01 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, February 14, 1918.


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Interior of a ward on a hospital barge near Aire, 14 February 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205246342 © IWM (Q 10664)


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A patient being lowered by lift into a ward on a hospital barge near Aire, 14 February 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205246341 © IWM (Q 10663)


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Wounded soldiers in a Red Cross barge on the River Lys near Aire, 14 February 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205247141 © IWM (Q 11555)


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A nurse attends to a soldier in a ward on a hospital barge near Aire, 14 February 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205246345 © IWM (Q 10667)

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6169 on: February 15, 2018, 03:19:16 AM »
From the imperial War Museum, February 15, 1918.


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Views of the battlefield after the third Battle of Ypres, 1917. A soldier look across devastated country near Ypres showing a derelict Mark IV Tank, shell-splintered trees and general battle detritus, 15 February 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205246381 © IWM (Q 10711)


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British troops examine the remains of a lorry destroyed by a direct hit, Ypres, 15 February 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205246337 © IWM (Q 10659)


From the Europeana Collection, February 15, 1918.


At the Livenza near Motta.
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Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6170 on: February 15, 2018, 04:13:55 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Tonopah Daily Bonanza, February 15, 1918.

 
VERNON CASTLE FALLS AT AVIATION FIELD
 
  FORT WORTH, Tex., Feb. 15. Captain Vernon Castle of the English Royal Flying corp. was killed while flying near Benbrook field today, when he swerved his machine beyond control and fell while trying to avoid collision with an American cadet who was being instructed by a British airman.

  Castle spent nine months on the Flanders front and made more than one hundred and fifty flights over the German lines.

  Vernon Castle and wife both attained international reputations as dancers. Both also played star roles on the stage. They resided in New York City.

Bio of Vernon Castle: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vernon_and_Irene_Castle

Some interesting facts about Vernon Castle:

1. His dad owned a pub in Norwich, England.
2. He established his name in show business by playing a gentlemanly drunk.
3. He married dancer Irene Foote on May 28, 1911.  Her father was against the marriage.
4. He entered flight school in 1915, saw action over France in 1916 and was made a flight instructor in 1917.
5. Officially, his death was caused by his plane stalling and striking the ground after he tried to avoid hitting another plane.
6. He was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, New York.  Irving Berlin, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Bat Masterson,
    and Felix Pappalardi are some other notables at rest there.
7. A street in Benbrook, Texas was named in his honor.


Captain Vernon Castle a few days before his death in 1918.
By Photoplay Publishing Company; no photographer credited - Photoplay, May 1918 (page 94), Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=51043491




Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6171 on: February 16, 2018, 03:08:41 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Tonopah Daily Bonanza, February 16, 1918.


MOONEY'S CAFE Inc.

MOONEY'S SPECIAL SUNDAY DINNER - PRICE 75 CENTS

MENU

SOUP
Consommé
Chicken Giblets with Rice

RELISHES

Pitted Ripe Olives
Spiced Red Beets

SALAD
New Orleans Shrimp

FISH
Raw Toke Points
White Fish with Hollandaise Sauce

ENTREE
Sweet Bread Pate

ROAST
Stuffed Bishop Turkey
Leg of Lamb with Jelly
Milk-Fed Chicken with Sage Dressing

VEGETABLES
Mashed Potatoes
Baked Potatoes (5 p.m.)
Sugar Corn
 
DESSERT
Assorted Pies
Caramel Pudding
Black Coffee

THE NATION SAYS "EAT MORE CORN." AND WHY NOT?


Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6173 on: February 17, 2018, 11:12:30 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Tonopah Daily Bonanza, February 16, 1918.


MOONEY'S CAFE Inc.

MOONEY'S SPECIAL SUNDAY DINNER - PRICE 75 CENTS

MENU

SOUP
Consommé
Chicken Giblets with Rice

RELISHES

Pitted Ripe Olives
Spiced Red Beets

SALAD
New Orleans Shrimp

FISH
Raw Toke Points
White Fish with Hollandaise Sauce

ENTREE
Sweet Bread Pate

ROAST
Stuffed Bishop Turkey
Leg of Lamb with Jelly
Milk-Fed Chicken with Sage Dressing

VEGETABLES
Mashed Potatoes
Baked Potatoes (5 p.m.)
Sugar Corn
 
DESSERT
Assorted Pies
Caramel Pudding
Black Coffee

THE NATION SAYS "EAT MORE CORN." AND WHY NOT?
"Toke Points" was a type of Oyster. Not sure if native or imported and grown? Tokeland takes the name from the Oysters but also harvested elsewhere?
https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/beaches/600130/
Who woulda thunk that shellfish have such interesting breeding and agriculture?
http://4cshellfish.com/about-triploidy/natural-triploidy.php

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6174 on: February 17, 2018, 12:44:28 PM »
"Toke Points" was a type of Oyster. Not sure if native or imported and grown? Tokeland takes the name from the Oysters but also harvested elsewhere?
https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/beaches/600130/
Who woulda thunk that shellfish have such interesting breeding and agriculture?
http://4cshellfish.com/about-triploidy/natural-triploidy.php

Any idea what a Bishop turkey is?  It must be like a regular turkey because you can stuff it.  Interestingly, the first result I got from my search was the murder of a Catholic Bishop who had been stabbed in Turkey some eight or so years ago.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6175 on: February 17, 2018, 12:59:36 PM »
Any idea what a Bishop turkey is?  It must be like a regular turkey because you can stuff it.  Interestingly, the first result I got from my search was the murder of a Catholic Bishop who had been stabbed in Turkey some eight or so years ago.
Could be some recipe using a certain pepper called a bishop? (If you search for Bishop and chile by autocorrecting chili you get new of a pedo scandal.) Though they don't seem big enough to make some stuffed peppers but maybe used in some kind of stuffing for the turkey? I don't know.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bishop%27s_crown


Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6176 on: February 17, 2018, 01:26:34 PM »
Could be some recipe using a certain pepper called a bishop? (If you search for Bishop and chile by autocorrecting chili you get new of a pedo scandal.) Though they don't seem big enough to make some stuffed peppers but maybe used in some kind of stuffing for the turkey? I don't know.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bishop%27s_crown

Thanks for trying.  I noticed some special serving plates on eBay that were adorned with turkey illustrations that were made by an artist named Bishop...ha, but that's reaching.  Did you see the above results for the Berne - Ajax match?  I would have definitely lost some money on that one.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6177 on: February 18, 2018, 03:01:44 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, February 18, 1918.


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Horse-drawn limbers transporting troops at Wieltje, near Ypres, 18 February 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205244364 © IWM (Q 8510)


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Troops carrying wire over ice and mud at Wieltje, near Ypres, 18 February 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205244366 © IWM (Q 8512)


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Troops of the Royal Engineers making concrete slabs in the course of constructing reserve trenches with strong point, dug-outs etc. at Wieltje, 18 February 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205245976 © IWM (Q 10266)


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Construction of a reserve line at Wieltje. Troops of the Royal Engineer fixing up the steel supports outside an 'elephant iron' shelter before covering it with concrete. Notice the entrance framework already in place. 18 February 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205245977 © IWM (Q 10267)


From the Europeana Collection, February 18, 1918.


Triangulation work: Fähnr.Cherczepa.
https://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/9200291/BibliographicResource_3000073601501.html?utm_source=api&utm_medium=api&utm_campaign=api2demo http://www.bildarchivaustria.at/Pages/Search/Result.aspx?p_eBildansicht=2&p_ItemID=1 https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/




Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6178 on: February 18, 2018, 01:27:53 PM »
Thanks for trying.  I noticed some special serving plates on eBay that were adorned with turkey illustrations that were made by an artist named Bishop...ha, but that's reaching.  Did you see the above results for the Berne - Ajax match?  I would have definitely lost some money on that one.
A shocking result indeed!

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6179 on: February 19, 2018, 12:08:27 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Tonopah Daily Bonanza, February 18, 1918.  (Late entry due to a planned power outage at the Library of Congress website.)

  BOB DALZELL, who was operated on for appendicitis at the Mine Operators hospital a couple of weeks ago, was on the street today greeting his many friends.
 
  JACK GRANT, chief of police, who has been at the home of J. J. Hall in San Diego for the past ten days, recuperating after his recent operation, has gone to Los Angeles for a few days. He expects to return to Tonopah feeling almost like a new man.