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SEES GOOD IN THE TEA CUP
Doctor Eliot, Aged Educator, Goes on
Record as Having Faith In That
j j Moderate Stimulant
' Dr. Charles W. Eliot now in his
eighty-sixth year, confesses to a devi
ation from the strict rule of abstemi
ousness which cannot but cause con
cern in the inner circles of moral re
form, says the New York World.
Though he has always indulged In
"stimulants like tea, coffee and al
cohol," and in tobacco not at all for
more than half a century, he yet finds
a certain virtue in tea drinking. "1
have used tea most," he says, "because
lt seems to me to facilitate the men
tal effort of writing and speaking."
If the venerable ex-president of
Harvard university had merely said
that he derived some dletic benefit
from tea, no exception would be taken
to the statement. It is his frank ad
mission that he uses tea as a stimu
lant and finds that lt helps his dental
processes which will be challenged.
Can there be good In any stimulant?
Can the willful excitation of the mind
by any kind of brew be other than
immoral in its essential nature? All
simon-pure reformers of the drink evil
will feel sure that the use of tea has
drugged Doctor Eliot's intellect and
robbed lt of its highest productivity.
But what the world has lost in that
particular will count as nothing to
the self-revelation that this distin
guished champion of temperance is
not 100 per cent perfect In his pro
NEW ROUTES OF NEAR EAST
Railroad Lines Will Be Materially Ex
tended as the Result of Oper
ations of the Great War.
The military operations bf the war
gave a materifel boost to railroad de
velopment In the near East, says Lew
is Heck, in Asia. After their success
ful campaign at the end of 1917, the
British extended their track line from
Egypt to Palestine, connecting at
Ramleh near Jerusalem. The line then
went on to Haifa, which the British
are planning to make their great'port
In the East and the principal terminus
on the Mediterranean for a new short
line railroad to Bagdad and India, con
necting Egypt and the African posses
sions with India. The war gave the
Bagdad railway extensions in Cilicia,
northern Syria and Mesopotamia
British prisoners of war furnishing
much of the labor. The tunnels
through the Taurus mountains were
completed. Trains now run from Con
stantinople through Aleppo to Nisbln.
At the eastern terminus of the line
Bagdad-trains run northward as far
as Tekrit. Between NIsbin and Tekrit
ls an unfinished section of a few hun
dred miles. Before the war, trains
did not run at night on this line, but
. this was changed by stern necessity.
When ndrmal traffic conditions are-re
established, the journey from Constan
tinople to Eagdad and on to the Per
sian Gulf can be made in a few days.
Shakespeare Farm to Be Sold.
Among the numerous landed prop
erties which are coming into market
during the next few months Is one of
more than ordinary interest, namely,
the Grendon Underwood estate, Buck
inghamshire, says the London Tele
graph. This belongs to Mrs. Pigott, a
member of a family resident in the dis
trict for centuries, who has decided to
sell. This village has many historical
and literary associations, which chiefly
center round its westerly portion,
where stands the old Elizabethan hab
itation now known as Shakespeare
It was here, when the house was
a wayside hostelry, then named the
jOld Shippe. that Shakespeare, it is
affirmed, used to stay when journey
ing to and from Stratford-on-Avon.
Find New Fertilizer.
An Important addition to the fer
tilizer suppl? of the United States ls
to be made.
About 2,500.000 acres of lands in
Wyoming, Idaho, Utah and Montana,
containing valuable phosphate depos
its have been divided into areas
not exceeding 2,500 each, according to
tlie Journal of Industrial and Engi
For years these lands have been
awaiting congressional legislation In
regard to the leasing of phosphate de
posits In public lands. Regulations in
this connection have, now been ap
proved by Secretary of the Interior
Payne. Applications for leases are
to be filed with the local land office
for transmission to the secretary of
the interior.-Chemical Round Table.
Alabama is the leading state In
peanut production, with 6,840,000 bush
els to her credit in 1919, while five
other states produced from 3,400.000
bushels to 5,500,000 bushels each.
The total production of peanuts in
the United States last year was 33,
363,000 bushels, having a cash value
of $80,000,000. Last winter the aver
age price paid for peanuts was $2.40
Trucks Grow In Favor.
There were 953,093 trucks in use at
the end of the year 1919, as compared
with approximately 700.000 for the
preceding year. This is a gain of 27
per cent, 16 per cent greater than the
Increase shown by passenger cars.
Only eighteen states make compila
tions of truck registration. New York
leads with others following in this or
der: Jll'r.ols, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Cali
fornia Iowa and Texas. Nerad? with
700 is at the foot of the list
DISEASES CARRIED BY DOGS
Animal Should Be Handled in Such
Way as Best to Further Welfare \
of the Community. ,
Many diseases of man and domestic
animals are carried by dogs. Every
body, of course, knows that the dog
ls responsible for rabies, but lt is
not so generally known that the dog
is equally responsible for other fatal
diseases. Among them may be men
tioned hydatid and gid in man and
stock, tapewornjfcjn man and especial
ly In children,^?ingue worm In man
and stock, "measles" in sheep, eysti
cercosis of the liver in stock. Some
of these parasites depend so absolute
ly on dogs as carriers that they would
become extinct if dogs were not avail
able as hosts. Dogs.probably play a
part, also, in the spread of diseases
due to fungi, such as ringworm and
favus, and they certainly play ? part
in the spread of diseases that may be
carried by fleas and ticks.
The United, States department of
agriculture, while recognizing the dog
as a useful domestic animal, insists
There Are Three Kinds of Dogs
The Ownerless Dog, the Other Per
son's Dog and Your Own Dog.
that care must be taken to minimize
the danger of diseases spread by them.
In a general way, say the specialists
of the department, there are three
kinds of dogs-the ownerless dog, the
other person's dog, and your own dog.
The stray dog which recognizes no
owner, they say, does not fit into the
modern scheme of civilization and
must be eliminated. A dog that is
allowed by the owner to wander at
large will have substantially the same
habits of life, the same sort of food!
and be practically as dangerous as the
ownerless dog. You have the right
to Insist, they point out, ' that such
dogs keep off your premises.
Your own dog should be handled
in such a way as best to further the
welfare of the dog and the community.
He should be kept in restraint and
not allowed the full freedom of the
house or even of the outside premises.
He should not be allowed to be fami
liar with people, and especially with
children. The dog should be kept
free from external parasites by fre
quent baths and, if necessary? other
appropriate measures, and should be
freed from Internal parasites by suit
able measures and kept free by ade
quate attention to his food. He should
only be allowed to leave the yard or
the kernels in company with some
person, and wherever conditions call
for it should be kept in leash. When
away from home the dog should be
muzzled with a reliable metal muzzle,
not with a strap muzzle that would
be cruel to the dog if tight enough
to be effective and which is usually
so loose as merely to give a false
sense of security, since it permits
the dog to bite.
PURE-BRED SIRES SAVE CASH
Texas Breeder Finds Best ls Cheapest
Whether With Cattle, Hogs or
"We have been in the cattle busi
ness for more than 35 years and have
always kept the best pure-bred sires
we could buy."
With this remark In a letter to thc
federal bureau of animal industry, C.
H. Faires, a Texan, applied for en
rollment in the "Better Sires-Better
"We have always tried to teach thc
people to use pure-bred sires of all
kinds of stock," he added, "bur mot
to is the 'best Is the cheapest' of any
thing we raise whether it be cattle,
horses, mules, sheep, poultry or dogs.
We have found this paid as well with
dogs as with everything else."-United
States Department of Agriculture.
CATTLE SHRINK IN TRANSIT
Owner Loses Considerable by Not
Taking Proper* Precautions In
Shipping J-lve Stock.
Investigations by the Colorado agri
cultural college are beginning to show
that shrinkage of live stock when
shipped to market can be greatly re
duced. The most important thing is
a comfortable car and not much crowd
ing. The next thing is to have the
animals well fed and contented when
they are loaded and until they are
sold at the terminal market. In other
words, plenty of feed and water and
comfortable quarters are most impor
"Some farmers," says R. W. Clark,
live stock specialist for that Institu
tion, "chip regularly with little or no
shrinkage, while others at all times
have enormous shrinkage."
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