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Missouri State University Adds a
FULL COURSE OF FOWL STUDY
The Hen Officially Honored at Last
In Her Own Country Several East
ern Colleges Already Give Instruction
In This Branch of Science.
Out of tin- Ss7.o that has just been
appropriated ly the legislature for the
maintenance of the Missouri Agricul
tural college $1.".OtKl will be utilized in
establishing a poultry department, anil
this subject will be-taught in the fu
ture alon with tin' other branches of
nKricullural science ihat have a plan?
In the curriculum of tli institutio.i,
says the S!. Louis i;imLlif.
The department will he made one of
the features of the. Agricultural col
lege and 'iven the pi-Muhieiice that
the importance of the poultry iiidust.y
in Missouri warrants.
The course has practically been d'
terinined uioti. and instruction in the
department will hi u'in w ill; the opening
of the Missouri university next fall.
The ahove ainott'd of S1."..hu will he
used to erect the necessary huil.l'mvs
on the agricultural farm. purchasing
e(Uipmi'iits :uiil I'IMc: up the ur.'imds.
Ail stand. .nl varieties of p-mltry will
lie raided at the farm, and experiments
to determine the tela live values will lu
carried on continually.
The establishment of the depurtme'd
will 1 f ureal value to the farmers
and poultry raisers of the staie. carried
on as it is contemplated l.v the author
ities of the A ':rictiH ural ciHc'.'.
This epartui nt is one of the most
important id Cornell university and at
lioth the Rhode Island and Maine Ag
ricultural ci II. 'ires. Many students -o
trom (lillerciii parts ol the ii.ukiv to
take the special tmiilirv cot;r--- oiler'
at these In-titiMioiis. It is pi-epoed to
furnish these .ii,.riim'i ics :u the '.
rictiliural c(.lle-e in conncci ion with
the state uni cr--i t y at ' ln . 1 1 1 i;i . Mr..,
for the studems of the v., t.
The returns froei the poultry Indus
try of Missouri ani.'unted last year U:
over ?Tn.iH.ii.iii.o. nmr.1 than the com
bined wheat and oat crops and 'eater
than the value of -i;hor the fruit or
the dairy pre. hut of I lie siale. I'oth
of these industries receive I.: :ch at
lent ion from the Aurleiilt'ir.sl coHcire.
The hortieuitural depari';a-nt has
been established since the 1" i.i'udiici of
the Agricultural college, and the dairy
department was established ahoiii the
years n?:. soon alter the dairy inter
ests, of Missouri beuan to be of such
' The enormous Increase in the poultry
output and the jjrownm' interest in tic
poultry lu'.-iness led t!i-' authorities
some time b.-ii !; to plati the establish
luent of the department in otw-tioii;
but l.n l; .,f means has prevented until
the recent appropriation bill passed
EFFECTS CF BAD COCKING.
First Alcoholism, Then Consumption,
Ssys Dr. Huber cf New York.
Talking ahoat tulien u'.osis t the
Woiran's .Municipal league. Ir. .1. It.
Huber traced a lar.te part of tin- d
ease ltt;U through a!
cookitnr. savs tic New
York Tribune. I
'Among men." said I r
the cases of tuberculosis
lluher, ' half
ire the result
ol alcoholism. So well is this laci fee
ognizod among French doctors that
they say consumption is conirnetod
'across tin; zinc,' their bars being cov
ered with zinc. And about the causes
of alcoholism I have ideas different
from those commonly entertained per
haps. A man is not necessarily vicious
because he drinks. I was called into a
saloon early one morning to attend a
patient and found a long line of men
waiting to get their drinks. I thought
it st range that so many men should lx
so nnxioii.s to drink before breakfast I
that they had to wait their turn to be
served. Since then I have had opportu
nities to make many similar observa
tions, and 1 now see that it is not
strange that these men should want to
drink. The cooking in their homes D
so vile that these poor, wretched fel
lows have to drink. They ft re so ex
hausted with the battle of life that
they have to do something, however
foolish, however mistaken, to keep up
their bodies for fresh exertion. Thus
they create a predisposition to tuber
culosis. "Most consumptives are very poor,
and if women of leisure would teach
their poorer sisters to cook they would
be doing much to prevent tuberculo
sis." Dr. Tfuber also spoke of the "dread
ful cooking" of the rural districts as a
cause of tuberculosis there, although
other conditions are unfavorable to the
development of the disease.
Speaking of the fear of the consump
tive that has become so common of
late years. Dr. Huber said it was "very
cruel. un-Chrlstianlike and unnecessa
ry, there being no danger of infection
so long as a few simple rules are ob
served." Spring Fever.
T has 'bout ile po'rcs' luck
Pat a human ever struck.
1'g industrious hones', truo!
"Wants to work: Indeed I do!
Hut j"s" when I's made a start.
"When I's had a chanpe of heart,
.And I's Ki'tttn' under way,
'.Long ftar comes a lazy day!
Sunshine gllntin' on do hill.
And upon de window sill
Par's a sparrow: seems to be
Foolln" 'round do same as me.
Sun keeps fdippin' 'long de sky.
Tain no use foh mo to try
Foh excuses, 'cep' to say,
TEDDY ROOSEVELT, BOXER.
A New Toy Sold by Street Fakir Finds
a Fast Market. ;
When the gTeat -whirlpool of pedea
trians from Broadway and all of tha
side streets west of it in walking dis
tance of City Hall Bquare settled Into
the Chambers street channel toward
Brooklyn bridge at sunset, says the
New York Times, a street merchant of
novelties lifted his strident voice and
announced clearly, so that Hot ft word
was lost in the crash of traffic: 1
"Roth men are In the ring. Yon will
observe Teddy on the riRht. lie Is In
splendid condition. And on -the left
you will see that Mike Donovan Is
prepared for the battle of his life."
The street merchant of this latest
toy attraction held up a slab of green
board upon which stood two figures of
heavy papier mache. Both of the fig
ures were of men stripped to the waist,
their torsos bunched heavily with mus
cles. The faces were plainly drawn
from photographs of President Roose
velt and Mike Donovan, who was once
the trainer and lioxlng partner of
James J. Corbett and other famous
prize ring fighters and one time box
ing companion to the presldeut of the
Time:" called the fakir, and he wig-1
gled his thumb and little finger, which
were attached to rublier strings below
the green board.
BrooUlynites stopped abruptly, and
the tlood of people around the corner
from Broadway to the north became
The fakir's thumb moved, and Mr.
Donovan whirled his left arm rapidly.
and Mr. Koosevelt drew back his chin
with a seeming realization that Mr.
Donovan intended to strike a blow.
"Soak "ini. Teddy"' called a Flatbush
"(live Iiini the good night wallop!'
yelled another excitedly.
Then the fakir twitched Lis little fin
ger, and Mr. Koosevelt straightened
out and whirled bis left arm throe
times, his right twice, and then ducked
his head and swatted the IIon.: Mike
Donovan on the optic.
A howl of delight went up from tha
Mr. Donovan then came up, sldestep-
ixmI and in a clinch beat the Roose-
"Time!"' called the fakir. "To yer
comers, gents." '
j The tratfle jiolicemen tried to stop
the fight, but the man with the latest
i novelty observed the city ordinances
by moving on a half inch.
'Second round!'' he called. ,
The second round found Roosevelt a
bit groggy. Mr. Donovan swatted him
with right and left.
The suburbanites bought the novelty
with recklessness at the close of the
round, and the traffic policemen
hustled them away.
The third round found Mr. Roose
velt knocking out-Mr. Donovan's teeth.
and there was more shelling out of
To a fat policeman the fakir ob
"1 guess you'd better call the wagon.
I've got more dimes on me that I can
VEGETARIANS THE STRONGER.
Yale's Flesh Eating Athletes Beaten In
Severe Endurance Tests.
Trofessor Irving Fisher of Yale be
lieves that he has shown definitely the
; inferiority in strength and endurance
rec-Hosts of meat eaters to those who do
not eat meat. For more than a year
Professor Fisher carried on the experi
ments with two groups of men.
Athletes who were meat eaters vied
with those who were practically ab
stainers from flesh food, and In every
case the abstainers won. Some of
Yale's most successful athletes took
part in the strength tests for meat eat
ers, and Professor Fisher declares they
were obliged to admit their inferiority
Professor Fisher says in the Yale
"The first comparison (for arm hold
ing) shows a great superiority on the
side of the flesh abstainers. Only two
of the fifteen flesh caters succeeded in
holding their arms out over a quarter
of an hour, whereas twenty-two of the
thirty-two abstainers surpassed that
limit. None of the flesh eaters reached
half an hour, but fifteen of the thirty-
two abstainers exceeded that limit. Of
these nine exceeded an hour, four ex
ceeded two hours, and one exceeded
"In respect to deep knee bending. If
we take the number 325 for reference.
we find 'that of the nine flesh eaters
only three surpassed this figure, while
of the twenty-one abstainers seventeen
surpassed it. Only one of the nine
flesh eaters reached 1.000 as against
six of the twenty-one abstainers. None
of th former surpassed 2,000 as
against two of the latter. ; v
"In general it may be said that what
ever the explanation there is .strong
evidence that a low proteid, nonflesh.
or nearly nonflesh, dietary is conducive
Homeric City Discovered-
The announcement that Wilhelm
Dorpfeld, head of the German archae-.
ological institute at Athens, has dis
covered in the island of Ithaca what
he "believes to be the remains of a
Homeric city has .greatly Interested I
archaeologists. Remnants of the walls!
and of monochrome-decorated earthen
ware, as well as a number of more
elaborately ornamented vases,- hava
been discovered. Some distance from
the ruins of the city was fonnd a
cavern containing evidences of prehis
toric inhabitants. Under the Convent
of St. John Herr Dorpfeld found
temple with Doric and Ionic columns.,
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