Newspaper Page Text
VOL. LIV. NO. 310.
THE ARGUS. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1905.
PAGES 9 TO 12.
PERSONALITY OF "PKINCESS ALICE" OF WHITE HOUSE
Charming young Woman Versatile in Ac-
co m pit's At ments 7 First Class
Equestrienne and a
ymNCrSS ALICE." the or.eii
tnls called the daughter of th
president during ber tr!p
through the far east. Now.
we Americans are not much given to
the "princess" mania, but we have a
very lively appreciation of Miss Roose-
velt for tLe reanon that she ba.s" showu
herself a sweet, .full blooded and pl
qtiunt type of American womanhood.
That In our ey" Is letter than teing
a princess or duchess or what not.
It U jloubtful if uy.oiniKvoman
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CHICAGO GIRL FIRST TO
CLIMB MT. BREITHORN
Over dizzy crevasses wiu-re woman
never climlMil before, up slippery in
clines where a single misstep meant
death, dangled by a rope from precipi
tous heights aud hauled back almost
starved and U-sct by strange delusions,
these are u few of the perils passed
through by Miss Edith I-ee Baker of
Chicago, who has conquered the Breit
horu. a 13.777 foot peak iu the Alps,
says the Chicago Inter Ocean.
Miss linker, who Is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Edward 1. Baker, has
accomplished what mauy womuu have
attempted U do and failed. She as
ceuded th Breithorn. a snow covered
mountain fifteen feet higher than the
world famed Jungfrau. aud made the
return, all In twenty-four hours t
heart breaking toil, fatigue and priva
tum. Many women have tried the ascent
before, but no woman, with the single
exception of Miss Baker, can loast
ihixt she ended the adeiiture by a tri
umphant return inside of twenty-four
hours, lu a letter to friends iu Chlcag.
Miss Baker has dcscrilied her feat.
Miss Baker is Just five feet tall. Her
father Is a retired real estate man aud
former . resident of the Chicago Cold
Storage company. He aud his wife
gave up their h ine lu Chicago to ac
company their daughter to Europe.
Miss Baker spends her vacation pe
riod in mountain climbing. The Bakers
make their home la Neuilly, a suburb
of Paris, leaving Zermatt. where she
was stopping with her father aud
mother, on the morning of Sept. 10,
MUs Baker reached the Theodule Ca
baue in the afternu of the same day.
a tremendous climb for a woman.
With only u short rest she started at U
p. m. of the same day to climb to the
summit by moonlight. She reached the
top at lLiiO and then euded the Journey
by making the descent to Cabaue.
Miss Baker expects to climb the Mat
teiiru. 14.705 feet, another season.
Emil Perrcu was her guide tn the
"It was the prettiest little ascent Im
aginable." said Miss Baker iu a letter.
"You hould see me hold on to a rock
with my teeth. There was one plae,
though, where. I regret to say, I dan
gled. It was an absolutely smooth,
slippery slab of rock with a tiny foot
hold, a crack. Just four inches beyond
the very farthest stretch of my toe,
aud a hand hold one foot too high, so I
swung in space It seemed an age to
me until the guide hauled me up.
"The Breithorn Is fifteen feet think
of it higher thau the Jungfrau. which
I cliuibed last summer, but I am sorry
to say it Is less difficult, although with
lots of ice and &uow. a test of endur
ln the history of the worn ever nac so
many and varied experiences and such
honors showered upon her as have fall
en to the lot of Miss Roosevelt. In her
own laud she has traveled much and
has tieeu a popular and social favorite
wherever, .she has gone. In Porto Rico
tim Limi j y
Lshe wan l6we'rcil with attentions
unique in the history of the island. In
Hawaii be was received with the pop
ular acclaim which aforetime was be
stowed on the queens. In the Philip
pines, her. progress was like, a triumph
ance to mountain climbing. At the
'a bane I had bouillon and a dab
of otuelet in a sea of grease. After this
magnificent meal I went Into the kitch
en to warm by the stove, the only fire
lu that frozen place. Heaven deliver
me from the remembrance of that
"This cabane 1 a sort of an awful
inn five rooms, 2J francs each, and
nothing to eat.
"I felt the altitude and suffered by
it, but was determined to accomplish
the full asent. When well up, so far
up In the world of let It seemed re
turn might le inqMissible,' I legan to
crave warm milk. Of course it was
llUIosslble to get it there, but the
thought -the torturing thought kept
with me that I must have warm milk.
Not having this, I rememlicrcd a roll
left over from my luncheon. That
roll the lest I ever tasted witli a
lit 1 1- -old tea. had to last me from 10
o'clock until 5. 1 never had starved
before, and 1 never. want to again.
"Voii get strange delusions' when at
these high altitudes and without the
food you really need. Every mountain
and every Inclosed valley I saw on
the long descent became to me huge
bowls of crackers in which hot milk
bubbled, and jet I could not dip iuto
them and have my fill. When I reach
ed Zermatt at last my first words to
papa were a cry for crackers and hot
milk, and he said afterward there were
real tears In my voice. I drank gal
lons of water when I could get it. They
wouldn't let me touch the snow. But
the water actually didn't taste wet,
really nnd truly. That hot milk was
wet, tasted so gonl, and made me feel
less hungry. Then I went to bed.
"Every lcak f the southern Alps
ami the dim chains of the Oberland,
too. were visible in that wonderful un
earthly light. Aud the snow and the
deep shadows it was beyond this
"After it was all over it really made
uie ashamed of myself. I bad made a
double ascension never accomplished
by any woman lefore, and I had seen
such splendors and glories , of the Al
pine world as I had never dreamed ex
isted, but the only thing I could think
of hen I was safe at home was the
awful needs of my stomach.
"Now that I am myself again I can
hardly write of what I saw on the
Breithorn in the wonderful moonlighL
There are sme memories that over
whelm me and are beyon expression.
They are too near now, too sacred and
divine, to write freely of. I cannot
really say I saw these things with my
eyes. Rather mj soul felt tnem.w
al "inarclk. Id" Japan she f ecefved TIdl
only royal attentions, but was given a
popular ovation of "banzals" such as
the people of Nippon never before srave
a woman. In China she was received
by the empress dowager, and to cap
all the was offered the hand and the
heart of the redoubtable sultan of Sulu.
After all this old world homage, like a
goxtd. sensible girl, she comes home to
marry a plain American, if Dame Ru
mor is to be trusted, the fortunate man
being Congressman ' Nicholas Long
worth of Cincinnati.
We are fairly familiar with "the son
of his father" lu this land of the free,
but the "daughter of her father" has
not been brought so much to our at
tention. If Miss Roosevelt is a fair
sample of such daughters we want to
hear more of them. Let us know a
trifle less of the masculine offspring of
greatness and more of the feminine.
The change is a relief. It is too fre
quently the case that where young men
are proud of their fathers the fathers
have no apparent reason for being
proud of the young men. There should
be reciprocity in that sort of business.
Perhaps !t is a fact, as so often claim
ed, that boys resemble their mothers
and girls their fathers. At any rate,
Alice Roosevelt is her father's daugh
ter. It is related that one of the
Knickerbockers, after seeing the zest
with which she danced, remarked In
his languid way: "Bah Jove! How
stwenuous! She is a chip of the old
She Won the Prize.
It was not always so. Just after her
debut the daughter of thojAVhlte House
did not appear particularly strong. She
was but a slip of a girl, and her friends
observed with concern that she tired
easily. It was then that the president
intervened. He advised athletics and
outdoor exercises, especially riding.
The present of a fine horse accompa
nied the advice, also the offer of a gold
mounted riding whip as a prize for pro
ficiency In the saddle. The whip was
to go either to Miss Alice or her broth
er Ted and should be, awarded to the
one that showed the greatest advance
ment In a given time. It is worthy of
note that the daughter won the prize.
Nor was this the only result. The air
of weariness disappeared, and there
was a gain of fifteen pounds In weight.
It will te remembered that In his boy
hood President Roosevelt himself was
quite delicate. The strenuous life in
the open was chosen deliberately to
Improve his health. So the daughter
has followed lu her father's footsteps
In more ways than one.
For example .there. Is . the matterof
WILLIAM R. HEARST.
The !eBvaper Owner Xamrd For
Mayor of Sm York.
William Randolph Hearst, who was
named for mayor of New York on a
municipal ownership platform, has long
advocated in his different newspapers
the public ownership of public utilities.
Mr. Hearst has had remarkable suc
cess as a journalist, Is a member of
congress ahd in 1U04 was a leading
candidate for the Democratic nomina
tion for president of the United States.
He was Itorn in San Francisco in 183
and is a son of the late United States
Senator George F. Hearst. Ills moth
er, Mrs. Phebe A. Hearst, Is widely
known and esteemed for her acts of
beneficence. Mr. Hearst attended the
public schools of San Francisco and
went to Harvard college. In 1SKG he be
came proprietor of the San Francisco
Examiner, and in 1SU6 he invaded the
field of eastern journalism and acquir
ed control of the New York Journal,
now called the American. The follow
ing year he established the New York
Evening Journal. In 1900 he founded
the Chicago American.
He has since acquired other newspa
per properties, so that the chain of
Journals owned by him extends from
Boston to Los Angeles. Mr. Hearst
represents in congress the Eleventh
New York district, having been first
elected in 1003 and re-elected last year.
. A newspaper man of Mr. Hearst's
acquaintance related lu Harper's Week
ly an anecdote which illustrates the
energy and enterprise characteristic of
the man. About 2 o'clock on oue of the
hottest night of the summer of 1800
a young man ran with reckless speed
down the middle of Park row.
He carried a straw hat in one Land
and an open newspaper in the other
and was seemingly oblivious of dis
paraging comment. Up the steps of
the Tribune building be bounded three
stepS1 at a time find disappeared. It
was William R. Hearst. Reading his
own newspaper on the way home from
the office, be bad found something be
did not like. Though a multimillion
aire, he had no time to waste on street
cars or cabs. He got to the office as
fast as bis own legs could carry him
and stopped the presses until the error
could be corrected.
A Dramatic Seeae.
The most dramatic scene ever wit
nessed in Westminster hall was that
trial in Henry VlII.'s reign when 4)
men and 11 women appeared lefore
the king and some of bis great nobles
with ropes around their necks on a
charge of being concerned In the rising
of the Drentices on the previous May
day. Fortunately they bad good friends
in three queens Katnerine. Mary of
France and Margaret of Scotland
who hepped for, their pardononthelr
hats. An artist "once painted" "Miss
Rooaevelt lu a hat about three years
out of style. That artist wanted a pic
ture and was wise to human nature,
especfally of the feminine variety. Like
her mother, the young lady was averse
to photographs, had none since she was
eleven and refused to have one. So this
particular artist sent In the picture
with the hat three years old, adding
the cheerful assurance that he would
rather have a photograph, but if he
could not get one would use the sketch,
antiquated headpiece and all. A family
council was called, and the daughter of
the house decided that the picture must
not be published. The president de-
: murred at this. He asked If the face
was not a fair likeness. No objection
to the face was developed. But, oh,
"Is It really so important?" pleaded
"I should think," responded the
daughter, "that you would be the last
to question the utility of the proper hat
in one's career."
This was evidently a stab at the fa
mous cowboy chapeau, so the laugh
was on the president. Miss Roosevelt
went at once to a photographer.
Hit a Bullseye Three Times Out of Five.
Then there is the matter of shooting.
Is is not on record that the daughter
of her father slaughter bears and
wildcats like some of the sous of the
house. But she can hit a mark. It
was at Coney Island that, after seeing
everything that was to be seen, shak
ing hands with some Filipinos whom
she had encountered "at the St. Louis
exposition and having, as she express
ed it, "the time of her life." Miss Roose
velt stopped at a Wild West shooting
gallery, seized a gun and hit the bulls
eye three times out of five.
"Waal, Miss Roosevelt, you can shoot
some," said the owner of the gallery.
"I knew your father out west."
"Does he shoot any better than I
do?" was the girl's laughing response.
But the wild westerner was wise In his
generation and sidestepped the ques
tion. Here is another quite Rooseveltian
escapade: During the trip to Manila the
girl dred hev escort to leap, dressed
as they were. Into the swimming pool
erected aboard ship. Some versions or
the story say the escort In question
was Congressman Longwortb, while
others aver that it was a certain Unit
ed States senator, name withheld.
Whoever it was, the man hesitated.
Possibly he did not wTsh to see the
dainty white waist and cream skirt of
his companion ruined. Then he may
have.nad Bomeompunctlons abou.t. his
kilees.'and when Henry at last yielded
to such supplications the prisoners. It
Is said, "gave a mighty Bhout for joy,
throwing their halters toward the top
of the hall." The stage has never pro
duced anything to rival that dramatic
moment. London Graphic.
WEED PULLING AS AID
TO REFRAIN FROM GOSSIP
Pennsylvania Women Form Club With
Unique and Commendable
Residents of the little village of At
to, down in Camden county. Fa., are
busy removing weeds from their yards,
ami the beautifying prwess was
brought about through) tlie diplomacy
of the wife of Rev. William L. Squires,
who is the pastor of the Presbyterian
church at that place, says the Phila
delphia Press. - '
The removal of the weeds was tlw
preliminary move by several promi
nent residents who have Joined a club,
the object of which is to refrain from
gossip under a penalty of removing
weeds from ber own yard or that f
The other night Mrs. Squires invited
several of the lady members of the
church to the parsonage, aud after
they had partaken of tea and cookies
she unfolded her neat little plan, which
she hoped would put a stop to the gos
sip in the community among the mem
The scheme as explained by Mrs.
Squires Is like this: "Every oue who
enrolls as a member must promise not
to participate iu any kind of gossip
whatever, except. K course, what Is
good for the cause of religion. The
meetings will be held every two weeks
at the home of the members. If any
member of the club is self -oilscious
of Laving participated In gossip detri
mental to the church of the communi
ty or auy member thereof during the
two weeks it shall be her duty to pluck
from ber yard or that of her neighbor
a weed for every violation of her prom
L?er At the ensuing meeting all these
weeds will be gathered Into one huge
pile and burned."
One of the male members present
was asked to join, but declined, de
claring that he bad a weak back, and
as bis duties compelled him to do con
siderable talking be was afraid that
Lis bundle of weeds would be so heavy
at the end of two weeks that be would
be unable to carry them.
Belle I think be has lost bis heart.
May Well, be is an extremely cheer
Hatred Is like fire it makes even
light rnbbi&h deadly. George Eliot.
owusuit."" Af"any""rat"e; he waitednoo
"Well. If you don't dare I do," flash
ed the daughter of her father, and Into
the tank she leaped. The man follow
ed and helped get her back on deck.
The whole world gasped when the
president went down in a submarine,
but very few knew that his daring
daughter had preceded him In such a
feat by two years, having gone to the
bottom of Narragansett bay in the
Moccasin. She was the only woman at
that time who had ever descended in
such a craft.
Doesn't Understand Like Mother.
Miss Alice's mother died in giving
birth to the daughter, but the present
Mrs. Roosevelt has been as much a
mother to the girl as her own could
possibly have been. The following lit
tle anecdote prettily Illustrates this:
Her teacher at school had been in
quiring for Mrs. Roosevelt, who was
111, and Alice answered plaintively:
"She isn't much better yet. Yes, it's
pretty hard. Papa stays at home most
all the time, you see, and that makes
It dreadfully Inconvenient."
"Why, how is that?"
"Oh, don't you see? lie doesn't un
derstand, like mamma. When mamma
tells me to tn at home at 4 o'clock and
I 'get there at half past she under
stands, but when papa sas s 4 and I get
there at even quarter past he doesn't
understand at all."
Here Is another childhood story that
indicates at least a wish to be kind
hearted. When walking lu the park
one day Alice, then a child, sought to
comfort a little boy who was scream
lug and howling because his toy bal
loon had got away aud disappeared
amid the clouds. Patting him on the
back, she said in a comforting tune:
"Never mind about your balloon, lit
tle boy. It has gone to heaven, and
when you die you will get It again."
The daughter of the White House Is
versatile In her accomplishments. She
plays and sings as well as most young
ladles of her age, is more than a fair
portrait and landscape painter, is a
first class horsewoman, dances well
aud enthusiastically and is even said
to regale her girl friends with fancy
dancing, and athletic feats of a high
aud artistic order. To cap all, she is
a sleight of hand performer of more
than amateur ability. In tricks that
require a hat she uses her father's
cowboy sombrero. She speaks several
languages, being especially proficient
in German. When Mrs. Roosevelt was
entertaining some German naval offi
cers the daughter of the house aroused
their surprise and enthusiasm by car-
ROBERT H. M'CURDY.
Career In Life lnnumnce anti
HIm Larce Income.
Robert H. McCurdy, who testified re
cently lefore the life insurance inves
tigating committee of the New York
legislature, has made a good thing of
the life Insurance business, according
to facts brought out in the course of
this Investigation. Mil McCurdy Is the
son of the president of the Mutual Life
Insurance company, Richard H. Mc
Curdy, and is forty-five years of age.
He graduated from college in 18-S1 and
after six months spent in travel en
tered the office of Charles II. Raymond,
ROBERT H. M CURDY.
general agent for the Mutual in the
metropolitan district. During his first
year he received a salary of $l,Oiio.
After a time he became a partner iu
the firm of Raymond & Co., with a
half Interest in the business. In 1S(
he was sent abroad to organize the for
eign business of the Mutual Life. In
1889 bis total income from llaymond &
Co. and from commissions on the for
eign business of the Mutual amounted
to $83,2tH. His annual receipts from
the same sources increased until in
189d his Income was $127.n0. Since
that year Mr. McCurdy's yearly reve
nues have been somewhat less than the
above figure, but have usually been
over $100,000. He Is now general man
ager of the company. His father, as
Its president, receives the enormous
sum of f 1 0,000 per year.
A Better Motto.
"My motto," said the new lodger, "is
'Pay as you go.' "
The landlady shook ber head. 'It
wouldn't do in my business," she said.
"A man might remain a month and
then, forget Lis motto when he went.
My motto is, 'Pay Saturday night or
Her Vrogress in the Thilippines a Trium
phat March Honored With Popu
lar OxJation of "Banxais"
ryiu'g on the entire conversation In
their own tongue. She is very fond of
poetry, her favorites teing Keats and
Shelley, from whom she often reads
to the younger children by the hour.
In addition to ail these accomplish
ments. Miss Roosevelt is said to be a
good judge of fast horses, having won
money by picking two winners In one
day. She has had several iet snakes
In her brief career, one green one hav
ing been an especial favorite. A girl
who likes poetry and snakes, who does
fancy dancing and portrait painting,
who goes down In submarines and
dives In street dress, who Is a sleight
of hand performer, a wit and story
teller and a brilliant social entertainer.
Ls worthy of notice even if she were
not a president's daughter.
Miss Roosevelt Is evidently becoming
used to the white light. When a
young man showed her the morning pa
per containing fulsome notices of her
own doings she said:
"Oh, I am used to that! Wait until
you're the president's daughter." lit
is still waiting.
Almost Caused War Between Sultans.
The story of the sultan of Sulu ask
ing Miss Roosevelt to be his seventh
wife or was. It his fourteenth? has
been told so often it will not bear re
peating, but the tale of how she almost
caused war between this same sultan
and a rival chief is not so familiar.
The rival gave the fair American an
exquisite necklace of pearls, and the
smile that she bestowed upou him
drove the sultan into a jealous rage.
Rushing to her side, lie Jerked from
his finger a ring containing a match
less pearl. Bowing low, he presented
It. The recipient's smiles seemed to
mollify his rage, and the incident end
ed without bloodshed.
After meeting the mikado of Japan,
the dowager empress of China and oth
er great personages it is perhaps re
markable that the daughter of the
White House remembers a plain Amer
ican whom she encountered In Califor
nia, yet he is more wonderful than all
of them, lie is Luther Iturbauk, the
wizard who has practically created a
new world of fruit. When asked as to
his opinion of the president's daughter
Mr. iturbauk replied:
' She is just a charming girl, and I
am delighted with her,"
At the same time a grizzled veteran
bure.th is witness: ....
GOATS FOR POOR PEOPLE
NEW ANIMAL INDUSTRY
Behind the announcement that the
department of agricnlture has linMrt
ed from Malta a Hock of sixty-eight
goats for experimental purposes lies
the determination to build up a new
branch of animal Industry In the Unit
ed States, says the Washington corre
spondent of the New York Post. The
Malta goat Is a very different animal
from the Angora goat, which has leeu
raised In some parts of the United
States for its fleece. The new strain
Is remarkable for its milk producing
qualities as well as for its value as a
meat product. These two reasons com
mended the breed to the department,
and Secretary Wilson expects to de
velop it as a new farm animal for the
poor. Just us In Europe.
Questions of health are foremost lu
Secretary Wilson's advocacy of the
Malta goat. He said recently: "A fea
ture of domestic economy generally
overlooked here Is given first atten
tion abroad. The desire in European
cities to get pure milk, free from all
coutaiuiuatitig genus on the one side
and adulteration ou the other, leads to
the driving of goats through the streets
aud the milking before the purchaser's
eyes. Foreigners are aware that the
milk so drawn is heilthier than that
from the cow and so'do not object to
the somewhat primitive way of obtain
ing it. They know at least that it is
"Then on the point of freedom from
disease germs. There is but 10 per
cent of tuberculosis in cattle in this
country as against 4 icr cent abroad.
There is a dispute among scientists as
to whether the bacillus which causes
tuberculosis In animals can spread the
disease to humau !oings. Our Investi
gations have convinced the depart
ment's scientists that childieii and
people In an impaired state of health
and they are the ones most likely to
require milk are affectd by using
milk from tulcrcuJous cows. This
fact in itself is sufficient to give great
popularity to the Malta goat when its
record fur purity of lacteal product be
conies generally known. The goat's
habits and food tend to make him a
healthy farm animal under almost all
"The goat must be fed as generously
as a cow if It Is to milk well. It re
quires the seed: of leguminous plants,
such us beans and peas, which bare
the largest amount of protein, and so
allow the most liberal milking. Good
results in the amount of milk produced
come as a matter of usage, or. more
properly e pea king, heredity. For In
stance. In Malta the gqat Is uniform-'
ly milked, and the result is that It'
progcux are Ji0S4Ls4J kfrT?. ThJi fchows
"She Is all right. There are no airs
and graces about her, no Hiintlam. I
guess the president is proud of her. I'd
like her to le my daughter."
Perhaps it is not Just the thing t
give away a woman's age, but Alice
Roosevelt was twenty-one the 9th of
last February Congressman Long
worth, whom gossip Is trying so hard
to have her marry. Is much her senior.
He belongs to a family that has been
prominent since before the Revolu
tion. He is several times a millionaire
and besides Is something of a social
Uou. J. A. EDGERTON.
Several years ago. soon after "Treas
ure Island" had appeared and attract
ed public attention to Mr. Stevenson,
two gentlemen were traveling up to
Loudon from Norfolk. One of them
was reading "Treasure Island." Pres
ently, having finished the book. lu
dropped it Into his traveling bag, re
marking. "Well, I think I could my
self write a letter child's story than
that." The other, who. by the way.
was his brother, urged him to try.
Six weeks afterward the former hand
ed to the latter a complete tale in
manuscript. It was "King Solomon's
Mines," the first novel that made a
reputation for Rider Haggard. London
We Vanall?- Find Oar Lrrrl.
Do not hypnotize j-ourself with the
idea that j'ou are leiug kept down. D
not talk such nonsense. Nobody of
any sense would lelleve It. PKpJe
will only laugh at you. Only one thing
Is keeping you down, and that Is your
self. There is probably some trouble
somewhere with you. Of course there
are employers who are unjust to their
help, there are instances in which em
ployees are kept back when they
should be advanced; but, as a rule,
this Is only temporary, and they usual
ly find their level somewhere. Success
The Mntleat Uirl.
"Ah, my love," sighed the ardent
lover, "if you only knew how beautiful
"You mustn't speak of it." protested
the modest girl. "I don't want to
"Because." she said. "It would make
me too conceited." Philadelphia Press.
the difference bet ween "nniniais wtilcfi
merely get fat from careful feeding
and those that give milk.
"Fur more varied than that of a
cow Is the goat's appetite. Ho has a
taste for a wider range of plants and,
moreover, will devour weed and tho
leaves of trees that the cow would re
ject. The goat can thus be a most use
ful animal in cleaning out fields and
saving the farmer expense of labor
while nurturing itself. Abroad there
has been difficulty lu keeping the goat
from roaming and getting through
hedges and walls with ease. He has u
bad reputation for his constitutional
objection to Ix'ing confined anywhere.
But with woven wire fences there It
less trouble of that sort In this couutry.
aud this oue bad trait Is overbalanced)
by all the other good ones. .
. "A most important point about tho
Malta goat Is that the flesh of the kid
Is a delicacy like venison, due to 1 1 it
unusual variety of Its food. Aud it 1
a remarkable fact that the flesh of
goats Is sold for mutton uniformly.
People not acquainted with its gooIJ
qualities might find objection to buy
ing ft. But it Is ho much lik sheep
that when it b called mutton it seem
all right to tlM-ni. When the goaf
head Is removal the carcass resemble
that of a sheep.
"As the goat can be kept on waste
lands, eating what cattle would reject.
It can be seen how the poor could great
ly reduce the cost of living by fc'-epinjc
a goat for milking or. a Mock of them
for milking and providing f.od us well.
Each goat yields about three pi.irts of
milk a day. Much mountain I md ln
the various states could U profitably)
stocked with goats.'
Regarding the plans of the depart
ment for disposing of the sixiy-elght
goats recently Imported, the secretary
"These animals are now In quaran
tine at A then la, N. J. Later some of.
them will le sent to the t Connecticut
exix-riment station, to be cared for,!
milked and propagalnl under exacti
conditions to be noted by the expert
of the department. Fifteen of thei
flock will be disjmtchcd direct to the;
Maryland station, to le cared for In!
like manner. From these n tut ions the!
young will be distributed through thoi
country as fast as they corne. In Mal-4
ta the goats are a source of milk sup-
ply for upward of 200.000 iwople. Inj
this country there are 2,000.000 Augoral
goats, raised for their fleece and as4
food. In a comparatively short tim
we exiect to Lave the Malta goit la-'
troduced as a farm animal on as gooU4
terms us enjoyed by the ieople of.
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