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The Tonopah Daily Bonanza, January 20, 1917.
BURNS ANNIVERSARY ON THURSDAY NIGHT - SCOTCHMEN AND SONS OF SCOTS WILL EAT THE FESTIVE HAGGIS
Mr. James Ellis, prime mover in the celebration of Burns anniversary, is looking for a chef capable of providing the Burns banqueters with an appetizing dish of genuine haggis. As master of ceremonies, Commissioner Tom Lindsay is assisting in
the good cause, but both gentlemen admit they expect to encounter some experience before they find the man they are looking for. That the untamed American citizen may understand the importance of this dish it is necessary to explain that haggis is the piece de resistance of every Scotch banquet, since it is the national dish, commonly made of the heart, lungs and liver of a sheep, minced with suet, onions, oatmeal, salt and pepper, and boiled in a bag, preferably the stomach of a sheep. The local feast is slated for the 25th of January, when every man with a drop of Caledonian blood in his veins is expected to join in honoring the memory of the plowboy poet. Odd Fellows hall has been engaged and reliable reports are heard that the scouting committee has succeeded in securing a piper who will introduce the skirling of the pibroch to add to the realism of the event.
The program will present a regular Burns night, with songs, recitations and dances with real Scotch kilted Highlander lassies in the fling. By engaging Odd Fellows hall the followers of St. Andrew will be enabled to entertain a much larger number than last year, when the celebration was held in the Mizpah Grill, which restricted the attendance.