Red Ink (1901); Jinks=Devil
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by Jerome Hart
San Francisco: Payot, Upham & Company
Pp. 309-354: OF EATING AND DRINKING
Pg. 328: Doubtless many a bookmaker, drinking his noisy pint of champagne with all its pomp and circumstance of effervescence, cracked ice, and wine-cooler, looked with ill-concealed disdain on the quiet persons near him drinking "red ink" out of a bottle without any label.
(OED has 1919 for "red ink"--ed.)
Pg. 330: If you follow up the "ole mammy cook" through the South, you never find her.
Pg. 345: At the _caffes_ wines, liqueurs, malt liquors, tea, coffee, milk, and chocolate are served, together with simple cold luncheons, such as ham, cold chicken, sandwiches, boiled eggs; this they call the _buffet-freddo_, or cold buffet. A third class is the _pasticheria_ or _gelatteria_, where pastry and ices (_gelati_) are served, together with tea, coffee, chocolate, and fequently wines, cordial, and liqueurs (the Italians drink almost no ardent liquor).
Coffee with milk
Coffee with an egg
Coffee with bread
Chocolate made with milk
Tea with milk
Tea with bread
Cup of hot milk
("Caffeteria" is probably not our "cafeteria"--ed.)
IN OUR SECOND CENTURY
FROM AN EDITOR'S NOTEBOOK
by Jerome A. Hart
San Francisco: The Pioneer Press, Publishers
Pg. 356: While a member of the Bohemian Club, Humphrey Moore painted a cartoon for "The Devil" Jinks; Doctor Martin Luther, seated as a table reading the Holy Bible, was represented as tempted by two lovely girls in ballet costume, one of whom is bearing wine, while the other points a provacative toe at the worthy doctor's nose. The Devil himself is seated in the window casement, strumming a lute for the dancing girls. (...) This picture I always found one of the most interesting in the Club--partly on account of its intrinsic charm, and partly by reason of the painter's individuality.
(The Bohemian Club ran many "jinks" events, "hi" and "low"--ed.)
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