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PROF. BURBANK TO COMMERCIAL
IZE HIS QREATE8T TRIUMPH.
California Plant Wonder-Worker
Tranaforms Thorny Growth Into
Nutritious Food for Man
Snn Francisco, liiither ltiirbnnk,
who linn Illumined thu world with
llnral sunshine nnd made men Kind bo
ciuiho nf thu fruits nnd vegetables ho
has coaxed from I ho earth with scion
tlllo genius Hint spread IiIh nnmu anil
fnmu throughout (ho mitloiiH. Ih nbout
to commercialize IiIm "greatest trl
utii)h." What the California plant wonder
worker proposes to do seems to ninny
Impossible, but, vluwed In thu light of
era for tho Improvement of fruits and
Horn In n littlo MassaehtiRottB town
In 1S1D. ho Hpcnt his boyhood on n
farm and curly began IiIh attempts to
hango plant llfo. The first result of
his studies nnd Inborn wun tho well
known Ilurbnnk potato, n great Im
provement over potntoon In cultlvntlon
at (ho tlnio It wan originated.
With little Hpeclal cdticntlon, In tho
nendoinlc sense, for bin work, ho was
forced Into outdoor llfo by his dollcntc
health and devoted hln wholo tlmo to
xnnrlmcntlnrc. In 1875. when lib wan
'JO years old, ho realized too ntlvantngo
of the California cllmnto for hln work
nnd removed there Tho mont famous
of hln productions In porlinpn tho
Mr. Hurbnnk's work wnn carried on
for yearn at his own expenBe, but of
late ho has rccclvoil $10,000 a year
from the Carnegie fund. Ho In unmar
ried, llvun quietly on IiIh littlo place
In Hanta Hosn, and seldom lenvos It
except for the delivery of lectures nt
l.cland Htnnrord university, where ho
In a spcclnl lecturer on evolution, or
for Rome business connected with his
hln imst nchlevetncnlR, almost any
thing mny ho expected from thin croa
tlvo king of the farm and gardens of
Hnntu ltosn. He proposes to feed man
and boast on cactus plnutn.
Mr. Ilurlmnk Is about prepared to
flood tho mnrkcts of the world with a
spineless, thoriilcss, frult-bonrliig, uu
tritloun cactus that will prove u diet
ury boon to mankind nnd will tickle
tho palates of pigs, cattle, sheep and
What Mr. llurbnnk linn dono Is to
produco from tho cactim n plant des
tlned to be or inestimable, value as
fnrago and also Ah food. At n model
niirHory established for tho prapnga
tlon of his discovery In tho Bolton 8ea
district of California thoro nro now
1,200 of theHo growing, flourishing
plants. Ah u result of IiIh long utid pa
tlent labors ho hns produced several
varieties, which, reproducing from the
leaves broken off and thrust Into the
ground, will yield through succeed
lug generations u limitless supply ol
food and fodder
Tor human bultign the product of
the cactus In said to have mmo food
value than any other vegetable, eon
tabling moro of the mlueralH and oalt
Iton. putnsslum. manganese, calcium
magiiosla nnd soda that are upbuild
ura of tho nerve cells.
Tho thornles cactus will be rend
for the market' In tho spring of 190!)
when llmrti will bo half a million of
tho phinlH flourishing. Home Idea of
their present value may be gained
from tho knowledge that Mr. llurbank
sold flvo lenvos for seed to an Austra
lian company for $5,000, with tho pro
cuodB from which he built a new bun
galow nt Hnntn Rosu.
Tho wonderful plant ban been devel
oped wllli great secrecy, but now Mr.
llurbank Is ready for tho world to
know all about It ami to uwult expect
antly fur tho proof of the cactus pud
ding In thu eating thereof.
For many yearn Mr. Uttrbauk lias
Ijuan considered by horticulturists tho I
HOLLAND 80CIETY TABLET.
Commemorates Aid Given
New York. A tablet erected by tho
Holland society of Now York on a
nubile building In Zwollo, stnto of
Ovorysel, Holland, woh unveiled with
appropriate ceremonies on June G. It
Is to comniomoruto the Rervlccs of
Huron Joan Derek vnu der Cnpellcn In
behalf of tho united colonics of Amor
leu In their struggle for Independence
from tho yoke of tinglnnd.
Tho Society for tho Study of .lurls-
prudenco und History InOvoryncl gnvo
all asHlstuucu In Its power In tho erec
tlon or the tablet, and. because of thu
International Importance of tho projoct,
took part In thu unveiling ceromonles,
which wero attended by many promt
nent oltlcers and citizens of both conn
Tho tnblet Ih of bronro, 50 Inches
long and ;i7,i IucIich wide, and wnn tie
signed and cast by thu (lorlmni inanu
ructurliig company at Its Providence
plant. The Inscription on tho tablet
Is an follows:
"ICrected by the Holland society of
New York, A. D. 1008. to Joan Derek
van dor Cnpellcn tat den pol Tllddor In
der Itlddcrschnp Van Overysol, 1741
1781, In grateful recognition ot tho
TOO GOOD FOR THIS EARTH.
of Office Boy a Creature
Funny Man'a Brain.
"So you hnvo come In nnnwor to my
advertisement for olllco bgy?" said tho
old broker briskly. "Do you smoke.
'No, sir, replied tho saintly young
ster In the doorway.
"Chow gum or rend novels"
"Play Juggler with tho paper
weights or talk nonsense through tho
tolophono when your employer Is absent?"
"Kver go to tho circus?"
"Never now n olroun In my llfo, sir."
"How about baseball? Do you tako
two or three afternoons a week to seo
"Don t llko bttsebnll. sir."
Tho old broker bit tho end off hln
"My boy," ho sold, quietly, "this Is
the twenty-ninth story, Isn't It?"
"I think so, nlr."
"Well, It Is not high enough for
"Not high enough for mo, sir?"
"No, you bulong up In paradise."
IMPRESSED THE LITTLE ONE.
ms Ween ih iic ituvti-juuifc
One of the
of tho happy homes of to-ilny la a vast
fund of Information n to the bct method
of promoting health and happiness nnd
right living and knowledge ot tho world'
Products' of actual excellence nnd
reaaon.ible claim trutlifully presented
and whlcli have attained to world-wide
acceptance llirotich tho approval of tho
Well-Informed of tho World; not or indi
viduals only, but of the many who have
the happy faculty of selecting and obtain
ing tlio best the woild afford,
Ono of the products of that class, of
known component parts, an Ethical
remedy, approved by physician and com
mended by the Well-Informed of tho
World n.i a valuable anil wholesome family
laxative is tho well-known Syrup of Figi
and Elixir of Senna. To get its beneficial
elTccts always buy the genuine, manu
factured by the California Fig Syrup Co.,
only, and for alo by all leading druggists
Deportment of Colored Gentleman a
Matter of Admiration.
Lltllo KIhIo. who had recently re
turned from u visit to Washington,
was deserlblim to her companion some
or tho wonderful JIiIiikh alio had ob
served In the Capitol City. ,
"One evening," said rIio, breathless
ly, "papa took mo to hnvo supper nt
n grand hotel where tho dining room
was awfully big. and at tho tables
mound ua sat great senator and rep
representatives with their wives, nil i
"1 mippoHo thu manners of theHo
great personH worn perfect?" ventured
her companion, with widened eyes.
"Yes," returned Hlslo. "Hut." hIic,
added, with n sudden burnt of enthusi
asm, "the deportment of tho colored
gentli'inen who served tho wlno was
Many a man who knows himself
hnsn't nny causo to boast of tho acquaintance.
If mi uftrrfrom Flt. Fllln Rleknro of
bHU8(, or liaio ChilJrtn lint do hi, nj
II w DUcovry ind Trtilmant I
(w'll giro Ihpm lmm4Utt rIM, unit
all r- xrn iukil In in I; to Mod (or
jn r rt-u ixjiiiooi ur. mj
.Inn. .'jl.l'Ji. I ..mtiletn.l,rrttnfia.klMith
tlr m.l. nt rrilrH, rlr.. lilt I litm.il.
I IfjrM ITtpau. tlifo AllHnoalull -UdroM
n. H. NAT, M.D, Stl rtiri Slml, Kit Tutu
The lurgost thoughts are an
como from tbo heart. Nerval.
Tablet Set Up as Token of Gratitude.
services rendered by him during the
war of thu i evolution In behalf of tho
United Colonies of North America,
1775-17811, which mnlurlally contributed
toward tho establishment of their Inde
pendence an n nation."
The Final Test.
Tho angel wus making up tho list.
"Put mo down." snld tho man, "na
ono wlio will admit that my dog bltoB
nnd my baby ri les."
. ...1 I I tli... A .tlt.....t ......... 1.l ..II
ADO 10, OVU (MMIEIUB IIUIUV IUU UU
tint ot thv mW umuy oxpgrinrcut' Uia ivaU
No chomlBt's nnnlyBls of Crapo-Nuta
can begin to show tho loal vuluu of
tho food tho practical vuluu as tdiown
by personal experience. 1
It Is a rood that Ih perfectly bal- i
tineed. supplies the needed olomoiitB I
of bntlu mid norvos In all stag:u ot ,
life from thu luraut. throiigh tho streu- '
uoiih tlmoB of netlvu middle llfo, and j
Is n comfort and support In old ago.
' For two yeaiH I have lined (linpu-
Nuts with milk nnd a little cream, ror t
lireakfaBt. I am comfoiinbly hungry
fur my dinner at noon. j
i '1 iiHu littlo moat, plenty or ego
tables and fruit In Bonson, for tho
noon muni, and If tired at ten tlmo,
lake Qi ape-Nuts alone and feel perfect
"Nerve and brain powor, nnd mem
ory arc much Improvod sluco using
llrapq-Nuu. I am oxer sixty and wulglt
105 lbs. My son nnd husband seeing
how 1 hnvo Improved, are now using
O rape-Nut h.
"My son, who Is ft trnvellng mnn,
eatn nothing for bronkfiiHt but drape
Ntitn and a glims nf milk. An aunt,
i over 70. houiuh fully nourished on
Urape-NutH and eionin." "Thoro'n n
' Name given by PoHtuni Co.. Untile
Creek. Mleh. Itond "Tho Iload to Wull-
vlllo," In pkgH.
' Ever read the above letter? A new
one appears from time to time. They
are genuine) trwei and (till of human
is made of the best
selected meat; scientific
oily prepared and even
ly baked by damp heat
in Libby's Great While
Kilchen. The natural
flavor is all retained.
When removed from the
tin it's ready to serve!
It can be quickly pre
pared in a variety of
styles and nothing makes
a better summer meal.
In the home, at the
camp, and for the picnic
Libby's Ycal Loaf is a
satisfying dish, full of
food value that brings
Libby, McNeill & Libby,
We lmtKllo flOOT'B
QOODB lit ltDOl'N pri
ll, nhw uuaimy.
V A ll II V M Ih r lfltH.
You pnyfn'lwUt trout Lincoln only. Cutalou.
Q. M. HlUMti, MKT.. 1929 N. 51.. UlWln. NtS,