Foreign News: Queen of Cooks'

An English cook came to Manhattan last week in the imperial suite of the Berengaria, proceeding thence to the Ritz. Dazzled, newsgatherers hailed Mrs. Rosa Lewis as the most exalted onetime scullion who ever lived, remembering that she and the late Edward VII were once close as two quails on a spit. Callow, the newsgatherers betrayed an ignorance of great scullions, cooks, laundresses.

For example, the Tsarina Cath- arine I was a laundress, the daughter of Lithuanian serfs. She washed some foul breeches so charmingly for a trooper, that a sergeant took her for his...

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