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Get ready to swat the fly.
Vassar college is 50 years old, but
ddbsn't look It.
Dead artists are appreciated, while
the living ar" ignored.
Fishhooks are ripe, and you can dig
bait while spading the garden.
A baseball team's winning stride will
do it no good if it never strikes It.
Farmers should welcome the aero
plane. They won't have to turn out
The strawberry always makes good
In the shortcake. It is the national
So if you go to the coronation, you
cannot watch the baseball games here
The shrinking violet has plenty of
cause to shrink or even to shrivel if it
prefers to do that.
A Chicago doctor has found danger
Ois mierobes in the whiskers of cats.
Don't kiss your cat.
"Let a woman have the last word,"
says one of our jurists in advising
mere men. Superfluous advice.
Berlin boasts of a talented canine
who can talk. His education is prob
ably progressing in dog Latin.
Another kind of optitnist is the man
who expects to find the garden trowel
and rake where he put them last
A Newark (N. J.) attorney is suing
for $500 for his services in reading
a bundle of love letters. Cheap at
It is estimated that over $5,000,000
will be spent by Americans at King
George's coronation. Why not have it
Wealthy men cannot always do as
they please. A judge wouldn't allow
Cornelius Vanderbilt to cross his legs
We agree with the police that a
burglar who upset a lighted lamp
should be tried for criminal carelesq,
ness ,at least.
A friend of E. 11. Harriman pays it
was thinking in bed that killId him.
And where else do any of- us get a
chance to think?
7AL1gatiopi /over a $17,000 estate in
NiThl'k cost $13,000, and now they
are wondering how the lawyers over
looked the $4,000.
A California judge declined to recog
nize poker as the great American
game. it goes on, however, without
Mine. Rlique, the prophetess, says
ihat the breath typifies the spirit. And
she night add that cloves don't seem
to make much difference.
Au iown man is out with a demand
that allogs be killed. Perhaps ho
eidn't know of any other way of at
tracting attention to himnself.
An American actress has become the
wife of an Egyptian prince, and wvill
havet somne justiilcation for it if she
wis'hes to wear a harem skirt.
.The lbed slat. urged for household
currectiou. rounds too much like or
ganized assault. The hair brush re
,matus unlequaled for pinch hitting.
An American actress has married
an flgyptian prince and1( she will now
be forced by ani Egyptian fashion af
long standing to wvear a harem skirt.
The secretary of the treasury is in
favor of discontinuing the coinage of
$2.50 gold pieces. lHe could (10 so
without causing meny people to miss
A Massachusetts scientist is going
to attempt to breed stingless bees. It
be succeeds, his next hoon to human
ity ought to be stingless andl sound
A Chicago man bought a rare old
book ,at the Hoee sale for $21,000. inut
there are publications from which he
can get much more information at a
cargain price of 21 cents.
- Prince Ihenry came down in a hurry
w'hen his aeroplane went wrong. Royal
personages have no more influence
with the laws of gravitation than they
have with time and tide.
It is said that the English explorers
in Jerusalem have found Solomon's
crown, his ring and his sword. is
wisdomi unfortunately, is still beyond
the reach of modern research.
Manufacturers have decreed that
the hobble and the harem skirts must
Eo. And yet it seems hardly possible
that their banishment will be followed
by an em-a of common sense fashions.
News that an Italian cotint has been
arrested in New York on a charge of
Smuggling leadi. #4 to believo that
foreign nobletilea4 A WOt 4epend en
tirely on Amest~ ~Iigses for a
mesas of y vloo.
r dN ore Poa0
read With Pele
By GEORGE BRABRNT
HOLE wheat bread is not more popular in this country because
W the American people are consuming large quantities of proteid
or nitrogenous food, chiefly contained in .neat, which. wl'ole
wheat also contains in a much larger percentage over white
flour. Should persons whose diet largely consists of ieat
eat in addition thereto a good portion of whole wheat bread
for a time tjhey would find themselves growing tired of that
regimen because of the additional proteid, upon which they
already are feeding abundantly. Th'iere would then be a super
amount for the system to handle. Now whole wileat bread
with its plentiful proteid charge has not. been eaten froii childhood to
maturity and old age, but instead mostly imeat and while bread. That
is why those who have given whole wheat bread eating a trial are found
reverting back to an almost exclusive meat, proteid and white bread diet"
as they are accustomed to that regimen and their systeis have had to
recoil back to white bread or less proteid eating.
Another reason why whole wheat bread is not popular is the fact
that people in general are consuming foods of a mushy nature, and wholo
wheat being somewhat coarse, the tissues must first adjust themselves and
become more hardened. This hardening process is the direct result from
the additional mineral salts contained in and derived from the bran.
Contrary to the assert ions of some correspondents,
the bran is digested and firnishes the system with
elements that are not contained in any other part of
of the wheat. ''he bran also aids digestion in that
it prevents elogging of the stniziach (dyspepsia) and
bowels. There is no nitrogenous alimental value in
the bran, as was thought years ago; that. lies' in the
gluten part of the wheat. Whole wheat flour, further,
is cheaper to manufacture, ea it requires only one
process, one grinding of the kernels.
If the American people people would accept their
national bread cereal as nature has endowed it, they
would be as true and stalwart a race as the Scotch
are, whose diet. chiefly is an oat meal gruel, oatimeal
bread and oatimeal cakes, all eaten with bran which
nature iurnished for i purpose.
A serious mistake was committed by a
great part. of the American public when it
assumed that the five-foot library suggest.
ed by ex-President Eliot of Ilarvard was
..(M istake in to become popular. Theli oflicials of our
public library caight the spirit, with he
FiveJ.~'oot . tmilt that for some weeks the few books
through the reading of which the sage of
Caibridge declared one might obtain
liberal education were placed on a special
shelf accessible to all.
By C. S. DUKE
Now (hat the books have been reimoved
and the reverberation of the last editorial
joke cracked on this ill-fated venture of
Professor Eliot lihs died away in the faint distance, it is not at all out of
place to approach t-he matter in a serious umoodi. For a liberal educat ion
in thle t ruest sense of the term is a serious matter and somaethiing not to
be easily seized upon by thle average imian of todlay. It has to do with
lhe mat ter of character building and (cultulre--a slow and puainstaking pro
(ess, with but a little aidmixture' of the( loose enljoyimenmt to be hadl~ out of
readling the books fu rnishued by thle P'ulna-eamr libraries or suchl as con
stitute the current literature oif today.
Those who earnestly (desire what D r. Eliot lhad in ind when be of
fered his list of books will find enough in thIiis live-foot I lbrary to be ren lv
helpful. It is these who will aippr'onch ther mat ter with determinmat ion,
knowing full well that nothing worth while can be obtained unless the
corresp)onding amount of ell'ort is put into thle ait Itmpt.
Under the fvniuv oiimtoasyita
By A. W. MACY'Jhe orshrsbth sikrth
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A mans opnion fa Andld lplitica ophethr is nto hoor
Not anypeole ae f eoug fealet akal pst-radwuatoer coure
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Ntrmn epeae a nuhaongtooer th tak di not-reahateo coure
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Skiratstopn to p is the womden appleh, lost the race an
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LTHOUGH the cultivation of
cacao was introduced into the
island of Santo Domingo from
Venezuela by Spanish settlers
more than two hundred years
ago, and the crop now produced and
exported is of such magnitude as to
give the Dominican Republic one of
tie leading positions in the cacao
world, yet the cultivation continues to
be largely a matter of chance, no
systematic attention being paid to the
several details so necessary to insure
the best returns. Soil and climate
are not met halfway, and the result is
only nature's unaided contribution to
the world's supply of an important
article of diet. The contrast in this
respect with other cacao countries
must be noticeable. As a rule cacao
is grown by the small planter. There
..re a few large plantations, but even
on them the requisite care is not
taken. Trees are allowed to grow with
but little attention to the proper dis
tance that should be between them, so
that there Is often the aspect of un
dergrowth instead of an orderly or
chard: selection of the best soil is
not made to give the greatest yield,
nor are the trees pruned in order to
avoid that waste in substance that
should be retained for the develop
mnent of the fruit itself. An apprecia
tion of the foregoing statements will
.conv'ey an idea of what the future may
be for cacao in the Dominican Repub
lie when the essential efforts are put
forth in its cultivation. Unquestion
ab!y. cacao is destined to be the main
stay of the country, and the income
fronm the sale of this natural produ.ct
creates wealth more widely dlistribu
ted among the people than is true of
the other principal product, sugar.
A great advantage enjoyed by
Dor!irUkan cacao is that Santo Domin
go occupies a geographical position
nearest to New York of any of the
leading producing countries, and New
York is the metropolis of the country
of greatest cacao consumption. This
geographical feature should exert an
influence on freight rates, and espe
cially so when with the completion of
the Panama canal all of the West In
dies will reap commercial benefits pro
portionally greater than other sec
Cacao cultivation is confined prin
cipally to the Cibao section, in the
northern part of the island. Here
thsere is an abundant rainfall, so nec
essarv for the growth and maturing of
the cacao bean. The best quality
cacao comes from the Province of
Seibo, in th vicinity of Higuey, and
from around Sabana de la Mar on the
south coast of Samana bay. The
plantations in the two sections par
ticularly named are controlled by for
eigners, Swiss and French, who are
doing and hav'e already accomplished
something definite toward improving
the quality of Dominican cacao, with
the very natural commercial conse
quence thiat the cacao marketed by
them commands a much better price
than obtained in the other district.
from whenco comes the bulk of the
product. These efforts of the indti
viduals mentioned, with the tangible
reward accrued, will do mutch toward
encouraging the native growers to
adopt similar methods if they would
increase their income,
On either side of the Yuna river,
which flows into Samana bay close to
the port of Sanchez, there is available
land open to settlement by purchase,
Thle soil is said to be splendidly
adapted to cacao and the annual rain
fall meets the requirement in that re
r-espect. There are cacao trees still
bearing in Santo Domingo claimed to
be all of 100 years old, and an average
tree will continue to yield until it is
60 years old.
The avei'age Dominican cacao bears
favorable comparison with that pro
duce~d on the island of Sao Thome;
Africa; and the best quality-.that
whuieh is given special care at time of
fornientation-is to be classed with
t6he best Bahia product. Dominican
labor is inexpensive, and perhaps can
be employed to better advantage on h
cacao plantation than where heaviet
work is the rule.
To start a cacao plantation the
irtial and principal investment would
be confined to the land itself. Then
would be the item for fencing. No
expensive machinery is required not
is any elaborate plant necessary. 01
course there will come off years, as in
alH pursuits, but if they do the lose
will not be heavy, as would be the
case if it were necessary to maintain
a costly establishment during a dis.
The world's consumption of cacao
is increasing at a greater rate than
the recorded gain in production. It is
unlikely that the latter will overtake
the former. The demand for choco
late, cocoa, and the many confections
in which cacao is used expands year
by year. Sections of the world's area
where cacao can successfully be
grown are necessariW lyiiited, owlWg
to climatic requirements. The com
parative facility with which this crop
can be produced, harvested and trans
ported gives it advantages not en
joyed by other tropical p'oducts.
The principal markets taor Domini
can cacao are the United 'dtates, Ger
many and -France, in the order
named. During the current year the
prevailing price obtained in the Re
public has been around eight dollarr
per quintal of 50 kilos.
W. E. PULLIAht.
ENTERED IN LONG CONTEST
Farmer's Explanation of Matters
Proved That He Had a 8trong
Sense of Humor.
A farmer was chasing an escaped
pig along the highroad. The animal
was putting him far to the rear. A
ueighbor, passing in a buggy, came
to a stop, turned to watch the pur
suit, roaring wvith laughter. "Don't
you want to borrow my horse and bug.
gy'?" he cried.
The farmer seemed Incensed by this
pleasantry and drew himself up as i~i
to make an angry reply. But he
thought better of it. Over his face
crept a look of stolid good nature. He
perched on the fence and kicked the
(lust from his boots.
"It's a powerful tiring race," he be
gan in a tone that invited friendly
"Well, I guess it is. You'd better
wait and take a train and head him off
at some way station during the night."
"He's still falling farther behind
me," drawled the farmer. "But I'm
afraid he's begun to get his second
wind. Still I don't think he can catch
me, do you?"
"Behind you! Catch you? Well,
hardly, going that way."
"That's what I think. You see, this
is one of them round-the-world races
that automobiles talk about. He's a
whole lap behind me, except for the
few rods that he seema to be ahead
of me. All' that surprises me is the
way ho can keep up the trail, being sc
"Oh, there, I see he's losing it now
--going through that gap into a pota
to patch. I want to be fair, so if
you'll excuse me, I'll run down and
lap him,/ and steer him right."
Midgets Blocked Weathervane.
On examining the weathervane on
Lurgan parish church (County Ar.
magh, Ireland), which refused to
work lately, a steeplejack found it
blocked with myriads of dead midgets.
Taking No Chanoes.
Vitor---Anjd you always did youm
daring robberies single handed? Why
didn't you* have -a pal? Prisoner-'
Well, sir, I wus afraid he might tu"'
otto be haiAfhanaet,
Dra 1ig * s
ttle Arlene w* arith
*pearance of the, n hose
ee but who4 she olberved a line .df
Ari hose, with its" great lehnth and
#ulk lying serpent-like it the street.
she immediately inquired what it was..
Her mothir replied that was firemen's
hose, and the child went on watching
In the meantime two additional tire
companies dashed up, and these newly
arrived fire fighters were carrying
their reop aotive lines toward the butn
ing building, when little Arlene -spie
' ,Oh, 'mamma," she cried, craning
her neck out of the crowd, "here
comes more firemen dragging their
hosiery behind them!"-Lippincott's.
Remember, there is a limit to hu
man endurance. The friends who
stand up for you may tire in the
course of time and proceed to sit
down on you.
It isn't always the person who
wants to say something that has sore
thing to say.
This Woman Had to Insist
Strongly, but it Paid
Chicago Ill.-"I Buffered from a fe.
nale weakness and stomach trouble,
- and I went to the
store to get i bottle
of Lydia E. Pink
- t Compound, but the
. clerk did not want
HlM to let me have it
Poo- he said it was no
good and wanted me
to try something
elpe, bu't knowing
all about It I In.
sisted and finally
got it, and I am so
glad I did, for it has cured me.
"I know of so many cases where wo.
maen-have been cured by Lytlia E.P1ink..
ham's Vegetable Compound that I can
say to every suffering woman if that
medicine does not help her, there is 4
noothing that will."-Mrs. JANETzia
206 Arch St., Chicago, Ill.
This is the age of substitution, and
women who want a cure should insist
upon Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegatable
Compound just as this woman d, and
not accept something else on which the
druggist can make a little more profit.
Women who are passing thro ghthis
critical period or who ara-6iufering
f-om -any of-io l sIng ills pe
culiar to their sex shodu d not lose sight
of the fact that for thirty years Lyda
E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound,
which is made from roots and herbs,
has been the standard remedy for fo,
male Ills. In almost every community
you will tind women who have been~
restored to health by Lydia E. Pink.
hams Y egetable Compound.I
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