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NO MORE FADS FOR HER.
She Gives the Starvation Cure a
Test And Finds'There Is Noth
ing In It.
"I did think there -really was
something in this starvatio,n cure,"
said the wife in the Harlem flat. "and
I also thought that you were going to
help me fast all- during Lent. But'
I had to make the test alone. Not a
soul to help me excepting my cousin
who came over to luncheon the day
we sent out for a two dozen oyster
fry and the man cheated us, because
I had only twelve and my cousin had
'But the magazines and papers
have been full of the idea, and the so
ciety news said society was starving
itself on the best in the land, and as
it was so cheap I didn't see why I
shouldn't try it also, and yet I don't
believe. any one in his right appetite
could dQo it.
"Now, the very first day of Lent I
ate nothing but my three meals, and
a cup of chocolate and some cake
when the German woman on the first
floor called me in because she had just
made a beautiful apfel-studel, and she
wanted me to try it,'and I ate seven of
the cutest little cheese tarts you .ever
saw. I understood her to say she had
chocolate, but it was coffee, and as I
left oft drinking that long ago, I!
took only three cups.
"So you see, it wasn't want of. ef
fet that made me disgusted with this
new cure. I felt worse than ever be
fore while I was taking it.
"There is a most dreadful and de
pressing effect on the mind when you
think of the abundance of good things
that exist and you can't have any of
them. Why do you know, that after
I came up from Mrs. Mehltraeter's
kaffee-klatsch that day I felt s for
lorn and hungry that I just sent 'out
an&got a pound of bonbons and sat
down and ate every one of them. It
spoiled my appetite for dinner, and
you were so anxious about me that
you really forced me to keep on eating
even after I had taken my usual
"Then what did you do to help me
fast ? You came home with. a 'glowing
-description of a meal you had in
Xitcheoek 's, or else you treated your-'
self to a fruit lunch, bananas and or
anges and once you said you ate a
whole bag of dates.
"It made .me so hung that I just
co?uidn't help eating,- and.a ter dinner
that night I simply had to send out
to the delicatessen stoi-e for a Bis
-marek herring and some roast hain,
for I felt so faint that I knew I should)
collapse unless .I got something sus
"Yet every day I persisted in the.
treatment, and I can't say it did me
a particle of good. I *as hungry all:
the. time,' and nothing that I ate ad,
the least effect on my increasihg ap
petite. I spoke to all my friends
a.bout it, and they- all said, that when
one is trying the .starvation eure it
is necessary to eat only the plainest
and most substantial food. That is
why, we had roast squab twice in sue
"Now, I don't know what more sac
rifice could have bei demanded. Last
.ngh-t all we had were .a few water
crackers with a little aniehovy on
them; a thin soup, a little salad--and
'wasn 't 'that the loyeliest p6rterhouse7
roast you ever saMw~ I thought.I could
never 'get 'enough of it.
"And 'the shad ! Ip hink thiat it is
sinuply disgra'ofu an~d a bitter mock
ery that wh,en' had 5:a't its very bes
people are supposed no~t'to eat mueci.
But I don't care. If I see nice plank
ed shad, with the daintiest kind of
stuffing and roe fried to a delicate
brown, I am just going to eat, no
matter how rigid I am in selecting my
"That was all, excepting a few
trifling vegetables. Still, I must ad
mit the asparagus w,as good. And
liked the dessert, too:
"And for breakfast, what was
there?~ Cereals, that is all, excepting
the usual coffee, muffins, broiled ham,
poached eggs, country sausage and
fruit. You would sit down and eat
so hurriedly that you were finished
before I was half through.*
" Then you'd sit there . watching
me and make me so ashamed that I
wouldn't be able to eat, half as much
as I should. Do you suppose I have
'little to do that I don't need some
thing to help me do it?~ Of course,
the result was that before the morn
ing was half gone I had to have a cup
of coffee and just a bite to last me
until lunch time.
"If you had had a strong and de
termined will there would have been
no trouble whatever. I wanted to try
this starvation cure, and I stuck rig
idly to it for the longest time. .But
when we go to the theatre nothing~
will satisfy you, but a midnight sup
per. I don 't believe in wasting mon
e- and when I order a thing I am go-.
ing to eat it.
"If that is what happens when a
per-on starves herself then I want
none 1f it. You see what it las done
for me.' I am going to drop it. It is
nothing- but a fad anyway. Hence
forth I shall eat like a rational be
ing instead of feeding on bread and
water like a prisoner.
They Were Costly as Well, Since the
Price 'Was Death.
New York Herald.
The late King Ludwig of Bavaria,
frequently ordered performances of
opera for his -private delectation. but
a Englishman. Curtis Donnythorpe.
maintained for his personal . enter
tainment a troupe of dancers, at one
time one of the most noted organiza
fions of the English music stage.
Mr. Donnythorpe was an invalid
and. being unable to gratify his pas
sion for daicing in .his own person,
engaged the Kelby troupe. He had a
stage built. in his home, whereon
they performed daily. It was his
habit to suggest new steps and while
encouragin.g them to'fresh endeavor
one day he brought on the attack
of heart disease which ended his life.
He' was not the only 'one killed by
his pleasures, for Theodore Botley,
another Englishman, devoted his
whole ;ife to' his stomach. H4 had
agents throughout the world in search
of new+ dishes,' and, that he might eat
more frequently than nature .demand
ed, it was his practice to . engage in
manual labor for the purpose of get
ting up an appetite. He had th
largest library on the subject of eat
ing that has ever been gathered to
gether. -In the end he died of star
vation because his,stomadh 'as un
able to assimilate ordinary nourish
He had his complem,ent in Charles
P. CasheL 'in whom the sense -of smell
was- as keenly developed *as it is in a
hunting dog. He reveled in the-rich
e,t perfumes and in the erid lost his
sense of smell completelW --through
overin4ilgence in the perfume of a
South American flower. This left him
nable to: detet the odor of escaping
as, and he was asphyxiated.
The Russian Count Ivanovitch of
he time of I'he first Emperor Nicho
ls, died of fright at the, announce
ent~ that emperor had declared his
ntintion of visiting him, and sendin~g
im to labor in the salt mnines, if 'he
~id not leve his bed to welcome him.
or years he had never left his bed
~nd indulged in liquid foods as being
he umore easy to -eat.
.A Speedy Becovery.
On~ one of the visits of the .Ameri
an fleet to. English waters, Admirald
Frben, now retired,, was in commalnd,
with"' Captain Alfred T. .Mahan, the
writer on - naval affairs as liis flag
aptain. One morning. Captain!- Ma
an camne to his admiral with an inivi
sti6n to dine with a duke, which he
"I can't accept this,'' said 'Cap-.
ain Mahan; "as they forgot to invite
"Lsould say you couldn't," grow
ed - the admiral. "I'll answer for
Whereupon the admiral wrote:
"Admniral Erben,' United States,
avy, regrets that Captain Mahan, his
ag captain, cannot aeceepi the invi-.
ation pf the Duke of Blank. Captain
Mahan is on the sick list."
An 'hour or so.later a* messenger
rom the duke returned with invita
We have -1
know tne bee
and have pic
them. .TH CM
tions for tie admiral and the captain.
Wlherenpoii the admiral wrote again:
-Admira! Erhen accepts with pleas
ure the invitation for Captain Mahan
and himself. He wishes also to ad
vise the l)uke of Blank that he ha
taken Captain Mahan off the sick
OLD TREES FOR NEW CARS.
Some Historic English Oaks 1 That
.Have Gone Into Dining Cars.,
New York Times.
Since the passing of the old style
(r railroad car desigi that loaded
every available space with scroll
work and passementerie the car
building companies are paying more
attention to the perfection of details
which makes the cost of the simyle
interiors of the hygienically designed
cars of the iew idea mount up to
even higher figures 'than were paid
for the old.
One of the best known car-building
concerns has just completed two din
ers that are panelled with the wood of
one of the famous English oaks of
Rockingham. A few years ago the
Watson family. owners of R'eking
ham Park, were compelled to sell
some of the old trees 'to raise money.
Twenty-seven of the largest of the an
cient oaks were cUt and sold to the
American ear builders. The tree which
fur'nished wood for the diners men
tioned was nearly eight feet in dia
meter, and within its bulk sawyers
found relies of three periods of Eng
lish history. The first find was a flat
tened musket ball under six inehes
of new wood. It had evidently be
longed to a type of gun used in the
sight'eenth century. Deeper in the
trunk the workmen came on a Match
lock slug. which the antiquarians said
was of the romiwellian period. Most
interesting of all was an ancient gate
hook of wrought iron.~ imbedJed
almost at the tree's heart, which must
have been driven home when the eight
foot trunk had been little bigger than
post timbqr. Experts said the growth.
of wood over the iron had taken at
least eight ceituries in its making.
Mark Twain- and King Leopold.
Le Xiemne Sieele, of Brussels.
Some tinie ago an American, Mark
Twain, publ.ished a pamphlet,. in
which our king was shamefully at
tacked and insulted.
-Shortly afterward the king received
through the mail a copy of the publi-.
ation, together with a letter which
read as follows::
''My Loid, I beg to draw, your .at
tention upon the enclosed booklet,
showing the awful thingsan Amreri
an pamphleteer has dared to write.
on your aecount. If your Majetty
ill consent to pay me $1,000 I will
take up the fight for you and answer
the' misereant in good style.'
-The king read this communication
tehtively .anid then, handing it to his
aide-de-eamp, who was working with
him, 'said: ''Rathei; high in America,
soap. for whitewashing the .guiltless,
The- wouild-be ''whitewasher'' nev
r' received an .answer.
.TosBuisy to Work.
The way to command a good price
is to nevei- cheapen ,one's-,stock in
trade. At least.that ist the principle
adpted by an:Ohio justice of peace.
his gentlemnang says a writer in 'the
Phiaelphia) Ledger-, has missed his
alling. Given his opportunity, he
would soon make a name among the
~een in the Il
t. We have
:ked the Cha
An attorney in a neighborinz city
wrote him to inquire about a Judg
mient that had been entered against a
clit-11L. He iiclosed a stamp for re
ply. Several days later he received a
p4)stal card bearing this message:
''Your inquiry received. I bef) to
inform you that my time is- mighty
valuable just now. Corn cutting is
most nigh here, polities.is sizzling and
the bass fishing is fine.- It you would
1 inelose a dollar bi it might stimulate
me some. I paid $2 once to a lawyer
for answering a question, and all he
said was No.' "
Commercial Machiavellianism and Its
There has been a good deal said late
ly about 'Business is business," 'the
end justifies 'the 'means," "6the bat
tle to the strong." and ui that sort
of talk. Ir is likely that few have
realized how far this dangerous spirit
has been ear-. ing us--not in the bus
iness world only, but in every-day
life. The recent exposures of fiaan
cial methods have shown you per
haps, that, a sorry system of ethics
prevails 'down town," but has it
made you search your own conscience
more closely? Miss Tarbell's "Com
mercial Machiavellianism" in the
March 'Mc6lure 's brings the lesson
home to all of us, the little fellows
as well as the heads of the big cor
There is something here to set tlie
money grabbers thinking. Miss Tar
bell tells the story of Machiavelli and
his writing of "The Prince," which
has made his name a by-word ' of
scheming and clever lying' Then she
draws the parallel between commer
cial methods of today, and the diplo
matic;eireuities of the 16th century
Florence. Miss Tarbell kriows both,
periods, that of the Medici in Italy
and'of our own day in America; and.
she tells you clearly how modem cap
tains of industry have achieved their
success by following the rules of
'The Prince,." step by step, more re
morselessly even than the Italian
Despot. But it was a significant fact
in the life of Signor .Machiavelli, as
the writer points out, that instead of
beirng raised to great honor and pow
er by the Medicis, for whom he wrote
the treatise;. versatile, brilliant,, in
siriuating as he was, he was left ,to
end'his life in loneliness and without
power. And herein, says Miss Tar
bell, lies our safety.
''The truth is," she adds, ''the Ma
chiavellian formula carries ..:its own~
the contract for
your new build-,
ing see W. T. Liv
ingston. B.es t
Lack Box No. 59.,
New berry, S.C.
ISIBLE DISO PLOW
death potion with it. It cannot stand
the 1ight... .... Today. as four hun
dired years ago. state it bluntly and
men disown it. Why was Machiavel
li repudiated by Italy as snii as
The Prince' was published? ......
They are willing to practice the ftor
mula as long as they can avoid hear
ing it; those who profited by their
sueess have been willing to support
them so long as they could deaden
their intellects by repeating 'Judge
not, lest ye be judged,' but when it
came to defending the Machiavellian
creed aloud, they dared not do it. And
herein lies our safety. The truth,
nothing but the truth, ugly and cruel
and relentless as it may be, is the cure
of Comercial Machiavellianism.
Starving to Death.
Because her stomach was so weak
ened by useless drugging that she could
not eat, Mrs. Mary H,Walters, of St
Clair, Columbus, Q., was literally
starving to death. She writes: "My
stomach was so weak frbm useless
drugs that I could not eat, and my
nerves so wrecked thAt I could not
sleep; and not before I was given up to
die I was induced totry Electric Bitters;
with the wonderful result that im
provement began -at once, and a com
plete cure followed." Best health
Tonic on earth. 50c. Guaranteed by
W. E .Pelham & Son, druggist.
Have you ever noticed thit the man
who boasts is always waiting for some
one -to give him a boost?
The Breath of Life.
,It's a significant fact that the strong
est amaI of its size, the gorilla, also
has the largest lungs. Powerful lungs
meang poweRful creatures. . How to
keep the breathing organs right should
be man's chiefest study. Like thous
ands of others:, Mrs Ora A Stephens,
of Port Williams, 0, has learned.how
to do this: She writes: "Three bot
tles of Dr. King's New Discovery
stopped my cough. of ..two. years. and
cured- me of what my friends thought
consumption. 0, .is grand for throat
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W.- B. Peham & Son, druggist. Price
50. and $1:00 Trial bottle free
Amorfg ,the variotua
R E SOL U T1ION S
forig the year 1906
don't forget to resolve1
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/ It will be mone
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er the farmer
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Many a man who seeks fame finds
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"To Cure A Felon"
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