10th February 1914 (Tuesday)

BORN TODAY: in Baltimore, Maryland, USA – Lawrence Cecil  (“Larry”) Adler – mouth organ virtuoso.


Society and culture:

~ In Dorchester, Dorset, in southern England, widower and 73 year old novelist and poet Thomas Hardy marries his secretary, Florence Dugdale, thirty nine years his junior.


~ At the Weimar Schloss in Thuringia, Germany, their Royal Highnesses Grand Duke Wilhelm Ernst (“affable but boring”) and Grand Duchess Feodora of Saxony entertain their luncheon guests with Kalte Bouillon (cold jellied consommé diced into cubes and served in tall glasses topped with cream); Getrüffelte Pate auf Reis Garniert (truffled pâté served with a rice garnish);  Frichte Hummer Remouladen (fresh lobster medallions rearranged in the shell and dressed in a cold remoulade sauce made from a mayonnaise blend mixed with mushrooms, gherkins, egg, anchovy essence, chervil and capers); Rehrücken Johannisbeer-Gelee Salat (roast haunch of venison served with a johannisberg jelly and salad);  Ananas-Eis in der Frucht (pineapple ice-cream served with poached fruits); and Obst (fruit).