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NEWS NOTES SHOWING THE PROG
RESS OF THE CAUSE.
A Report an tlin Ilrliiltnii of llereillty
lo Inebriety It Hiijh llir l)rniiknrrii
Clillil linn Nut k Hperlitllieil Tenilenejr
li lie nine, mi Inebriate.
MtVinilllV WITHOUT CONI'MVT.
it In cany enough to be pleasant
When llfo flows by like song,
Hut tho man worth while Is the one
who will smile
When everything goes wrong.
For the test of tho heart In trouble.
And It alwayB comcH with the years,
nd the smile thnt Is worthy the
pralBes of earth
1 the smile that shines through
It Is easy enough to be prudent
When nothing tempts you to stray,
When within or without no volco of
Is luring your soul away.
Hut It's only a negative virtue
Until It Is tried by fire,
And the life that Is worth the honor
Is the ono that insists desire.
Hy tho cynic, the sad, the fallen,
Who had no strength for tho strife,
The world's highway Is cumbered today-They
mako up tho Item of life.
Hut tho virtue that conquers passion.
And tho sadness that hides In n
U is thcio that is worth tho homage
For wo find them but once in a
- Tho Lover's Year Hook of Poetry.
IMMlltlim not iii:ui:iitai(v.
It Is now eighteen months since tho
Society for tho study of Inebriety ap
pointed a special committee to consid
er tho relation of heredity to Inebriety,
says the Ixrndon Lancet. Tho com
mittee was composed of five physl
dnns, two surgeons, a professor of
bacteriology, an army surgeon and
five general medicine prnctltloners.
Eighteen months have been spent In
Investigation. Tho report of this
commltteo has Just been published and
It Is signed by nlno of tho fourteen
members, some of whom have made
comments, while one has sent In an
independent report. The reference to
the comltteo was In these terms: To
Investigate tho conditions under
which the tendency of drunkenness Is
capable of transmission to offspring,
if rtoeB not appear to be contended
that Inebriety Is in itself hercdltnry,
hut that a rapacity or tendency to It
is heritable. Tho report declares that
tho Inebriety of an Individual depends
upon three conditions, the first being
an Inborn capacity for enjoying the
sensations which alcohol pioduccs and
tho second and third being ncqulred
personal experiences of tho pleasures
of alcohol and tho Increased delight
which continued Indulgence confers in
tho ense of tho Inebriate. That ono
drunken generation often succeeds an
other suggest a hereditary taint.
Tho committee adds that there Is no
evidence that .acquired characteristics
of any kind nro heritable. This ap
pears to have been a much debated
question. Popular opinion has taken
for granted that the acquired charac
teristics of parents arc likely to be
Inherited, and, of course, "temperance
reformers," woll meaning, but often
Ignorant and misguided, havo not
been slow to urga upon the public that
each man's drinking Is pretty euro to
pioducc for him a generation of child
ren who will become drunkards. If
this bo not true, tho temperance re
former (who Is generally In favor of
entire abstinence rather than temper
ance) must bear a heavy responsibili
ty for tho vast amount of mental tor
ture which ho has inflicted on the
modernt ly drinking citizen. Tho last
word of sclonce, however, as declared
"by teachers of physiology, biology and
iKjtany, Is u very definite assertion
that no Instance of tho hereditary
transmission of an acquired charac
teristic haB over been demonstrated
either In tho nnlmal or vcgotnble king
dom If this bo a fact n man can only
, transmit to a son the hereditary taint
with which he was born, and If a man
having no Inborn tendency to excess,
yet acquires drunken habits, his pro
geny Is In no moro danger than those
of his neighbor, leaving out of con
sideration tho effect of environment
on youth. It Is not denied that drunk
en parents who becomo thus mentally
and physically weak am liable to have
children who are degenerate 'weak In
body and feeble In mind; such persons
In fact, as under propitious circum
stances, tend to becomo paupers, crim
inals, epileptics and drunkards. Tho
point which Is denied Is that the
drunkard'8 child has the specialized
tendency to becomo Inebriate rather
than vicious In some other direction.
It Beems that tho question of environ
ment Is of more Importance after all
than that of heredity, and a man of
strong will Is Just or likely to exer
cise It In the gratification of his de
rlres ns in the contrary direction. It
n man of powerful will finds that alco
hol gives him pleasure ho will take
good rare to repeat the experience.
KN'VIKIt HY HIS I'EI.I.OYVS.
Thoro Is ono man who Is permitted
to take whisky Into tho Brooklyn 'navy
yard that Is, officially and above
board, says tho New York Sun. When
the liberty men return from a crulso
nshoro they aro always starched for
outside itfiuor. Workmen about tho
yard are similarly treated when they
liass tho sentry Inward bound, because
.TarkJitJ boon kMWHlte rtSMftfnslilCT.'BiBfv'
slons for the purchase of grog with
thcra. Visitors aro questioned when
they enter. Every warship ho one or
two gunners' mates who aro sometimes
employed as divers, hut there Is an
official diver connected with the yard
and ho Is tho only man who brings
In without opposition hla flask stowed
away In tho after section of his land
trousers. This whisky Is for use In
emergency rather than n luxury. Fol
lowing an exhaustive session beneath
tho water's surface, tho sight of this
dicr calmly unlocking his lips after
what seemed an Interminable swig on
the business end of the brown bottle
has mado muny sailors of many war
snips swear their best topgallant oaths
In the hearing of their superior of
ficers. Tho sight has been known to
make the tars bang their heads
against steel bulkheads even when It
was supposed that nobody was looking.
Not long ago tho diver had come back
to the float to have his helmet removed
and had Indulged In a second mate's
nip from the flask, when one of the
crew of the Kearsargc sang out to
him: "Glvo us some! No? Then, tell
us how did It taste, you pirate?" The
diver, who Is Irish and fond of any
golden oppoitunlty to Joke, rolled his
eyes heavenward, smacked his lips
with .1 great report and rubbed hi?
hand ucross his abdomen as he looked
up at tho raw of faces and solemnly
said: "Taste, Is It? Whisper. 'Twus
ns sweet as n mother's smile. It wont
down ns cosily as molasses flows from
a spigot on u warm summer's day.
Only, 'twas sweeter. It sticks to tho
lining of me throat lllto n burr on n
cow's tall. That drink was ns long
walsted an a knitting need I o. Only
'twas anfoothbr. Liquor like that re
minds mo of heaven. I'm ns happy as
n purring cat. 'Twiib mado by the
nngels. Somebody said that tears and
whlsKy were twin brothers. That Is
romance. That whisky wns ns sweet
" Something dnrk and largo whizzed
through tho air nnd whether or not It
was Intended for tho enthusiastic diver
is n question. At all events It came
close to his starboard ear nnd struck
the float. It Interrupted his haranguo
for a second, but ho finally said as
ho glanced aloft at the high, wnll-llke
battle-ship: "Jealousy. A mean man
fired that hunk of soap. That
whlsKy " Hut the faces had dis
appeared from the rail of the Kear
sargc, nnd the diver fell to talking
thop with his pump men.
I'ATIIHK MATHKWH HAIKU'.
Hroughum told Father Mnthew, the
celebrated Irish temperance advocate,
that ho was extremely abstemious In
tho mutter of wine. In 1814 Fathci
Mnthew amused a large party nt the
house of an Irish nobleman In london
by his attempts to convert tho noblo
lord to tcetotallsm. "I drink very
little wlno," said Hroughnm "only
half a glass at luncheon, and two hair
glasses at dinner; unil, though my
medical advisers told me I should lu
ll case tho quantity, I refused to do
t.j." "They tiro wrong, my loul, for
advising you to Increase tho quantity,"
r-nlil Father Mathow playfully, "and
you aro wrong In taking even the
small qunntlty you mention, but I have
hopes of you;" and, despite tho good
humored resistance of Hrougtmm, he
Invested his lordship with n green rib.
bon and silver medal of the Total Ab
stinence society. "I'll tell you what
I'll do," said Hrougham. "I'll tnko the
ribbon to the House of Lords, where
I shall be sure to meet old Lord .
tho worse for liquor, and I'll puMt on
him." This announcement was ro
celved with much laughter by thf
company, for the peer leferred to wai
notorious for hto deep potations. A
few evenings Inter Hroughnm met him
In the House of Lords. "Lord ,'
sold ho, "I have n present from Fnthei
Mnthew for you," and he passed thr
ribbon nnd medal lapldly over tho old
peer's head. "Then I'll tell you what
It Is Brougham. Hy , I'll keep
sober from this night!" exclaimed the
other, and, to the great amazement of
nil his friends, he remained faltliful
to his vow. I Pinion Good Words.
WeeiU III UN Keil l.lquor.
A northern man stopped ut the
homo of mi Alabama planter of tho old
school nnd wns cordially Invited tc
"Light, sah, and be welcome." He
"lit" and wns forthwith Invited to take
a toddy, In accord with tho Alabama
rules of hospitality. "Why," ho said
"I Bnw a nlco bed of mint back there
Suppose I get some af It nnd make a
mint Julep Instead of n toddy?" "A
what, Hah?" said tho planter. "A mint
Julep. Haven't you over tried them?"
"No, sah, novah; hut I'm wiling, snh."
They did try tho fascinating bever
age, not onco, but many times, and tho
northern man went away next day
with reluctance. Two years later his
business took him there ngaln. At the
gato ho was met hy tho old colored
butler, on whose hat as he doffed it,
was Bean a band of crapo. "Where's
your master, sir?" ho Inquired of the
old darkey. "He's dead, snh; died yes
tlddy." "Dead! I'm Allocked! What
was the cause?" "Why, sail, 'bout two
years ago ono o' dem Yankees cum
down heah and showed old mnrse how
to drink weeds In his red llkker, and
he never stopped twell he died fum It."
Hpanltli Wine Trmle. Decreuien.
The Spanish wlno trade, which has
long been n feeder of tho French, has
suffered considerably from tho very
prolific yield of the last French vin
tage, which has checked Importation.
Just In proportion as you gain a vie
tory over tho evil which you have be
come awaro of In yourself will your
spiritual eyes be purged for a brighter
perception of tho Holy One. Chan-
RELIGIOUS READING. I
RELIGION AND REFORMS ALL OVER
The lrrel!loti I'rrnn l an Uneonfeieil
Cnniiril lie l.oie the Knuenee of
.M mi's Dignity unit the Mntlte for the
I think it Is over, over.
I think It Is ocr at Inst;
Voices of foemen nnd lover,
The sweet and the bitter
Life, like a tempest of ocean
Hath outblown Its ultimate blast.
There's but a faint sobbing seaward.
While the calm of the tide deepens
And behold! llko the welcoming quiv
er Of heart-pulses throbbed through tho
Those lights In tho harbor nt last.
The boavenly harbor at last.
1 feel It Is over! over!
For thtj winds and the waters, sur
cease; Ah! few were tho days of the rover
That smiled In tho beauty of peace;
And distant nnd dim was the omen
That hinted redress or release!
From the ravngo of llfo, and Its riot.
What marvel I yearn for the qulot
Which bides In the harbor nt last
For the lights with their welcoming
Thnt throb through tho sanllflod river.
Which girdle the harbor at hut.
This heavonly harbor at last?
1 know It Is over, over.
I know It Is over nt last!
Down sail! the sheathed anchor
For the stress of tho voyage
Life, like" a tempest of ocean.
Hath outbrenthed Its ultimate blast.
There's but a faint throblng Beaward,
While tho calm of the tide deepen's
And behold! the the welcoming quiver
Of heart-pulses throbbed through the
Those lights In the harbor at last,
The heavenly harbor nt last.
Paul Hamilton Hayne.
.IOY IN HKI.Ii:VIMl.
Wherever there Is living faith there
Is Joy. A Christian may well doubt
tho reality of his faith If ho have not
this Joy. It may not always ho con
sciously present, but It dwells In tho
soul and gives character to his life
none tho less. Tho deeper nnd more
substantial the Joy, tho lees demon
strative will It be. Truo Chrlstlnn Joy
Is more than a passing emotion; It Is
u condition of soul that grows nut of
living faith. We first believe and then
have Joy Joy In the Holy Ghost. The
essential of this Joy Is pence that
peace which passcth nil understanding.
It Is tho highest noto In tho ascending
scale first, tho realizing senso of sin,
then faith in Christ, who alone can
forgive, then the senso of pardon
which faith bestows, then tho peaco
which flows from pardon, then tho Joy
which wells llko living water out of
tho fountain of peace. It Ir this Joy
which begets that holy boldness and
confidence which enables us to exclaim
with Paul: "Who shall separate us
from tho Iovp of God?" May this Joy
he our never falling possession. Lu
theran. Till: MKANINO (II' MI'K.
The lrrellglono person Is an uncon
fessed coward, for ho fears to approach
the problem of life and banishes Its
penetrating meaning by denying It ad
mittance to his thought. The eternal
questioning of tho universe, the Im
perative "why" of life, the explana
tion of tho seeming conflict of pur
poses, the oppressive sadness of the
mundane experience, are not consid
ered pertinent by him, and thus ho
loses tho essence of man's dignity and
tho motive for the human struggle.
The spark of the divine Is the power
to grapple with the problem of divini
ty. So let us consider It, and what-
THE WIDOW'S MITE riTILli
satinet- of llfo may oppiess us let our
conception of the meaning of life bring
ur consolation nnd no matter how des
perate our situation, let us still strlvo
to bring our lives In conformity with
our theory of life, brave nnd strong In
tho knowledge that ono Is given the
power, not because It Is a light burden,
but. on the contrary, became It Is
henvy. American Hebrew.
1 he lleglnutng of t'teful Life,
MIsr Havergal tells of going Into a
boarding school as a pupil, Just after
she had confessed Christ. She wns
startled to find thnt In n school fami
ly of ii hundred she was the only
Christian. Her fllst feeling was that
she could not avow her love for Christ
with all that company of worldly girls
around her Uut her second thought
was that she could not but avow It,
since she wns tho only one Christ had
there to represent Him. This thought
was most strengthening, nnd from that
hour she quietly took her plarn as a
friend of Christ. Selected.
The strength of God Is ver) gentle
He does not make u great noise In
lifting the tides or speeding the start
In their courses. Tho sunshine Is onr
of lvls greatest treasuries of power
Ho turns the hearts of stalwnrt sin
nors by tho touch of Infant fingers or
by the memory of a pious mother'
spiritual beauty nnd fidelity. Hy lov
Ing Invitations, tender encouragement
nnd mnnlfold ministries of pntlenct
mid sympathy, he enpourngos the pen
Itouce and the faith of sinful mid weak
human honrts. 1Mb children Bhouli
seel: more of His gentleness Wo an
too onslly tempted to bluster and vln
lonro. We forget thnt gontlenoBh Ii
greatness ns well as goodnosB. If wr
would do brnve deeds, let us seek t
bo filled with divine gentleness. -Northern
ChrUtlitii i:ni!'.iir 'lupin.
Giving up good for evil. Mon., Oct
14. Our Heritage. Heb. 9:11-20
Tucs., Oct. 15. Forgetting tho Giver
Ps. 103:1-7. Wed., Oct 1G. Following
ono'R own will. Judg. 17-6; Prov
14:12. Tint., Oct. 17. Loss through
Bclf-seoklng. Luke 17-26-33. Frl.. Oct
18. An unprofitable exchange. Isa
05:1, 2; Jcr. 2:4-8. Sat. Oct. 19. God'i
gift, sin's wages. Horn. 6:12-23.
Oct. 20. Topic A bail bargain,
AlMtrnetA from Sermon,
Iet us make no tabernacle on the
baro mountain's height for the blessed
Master, hut let us build an eternal
templo of llfo down among tho lowly
the poor and tho broken hearted.
Itov. C. P. Smith, Methodist. Mlnden
Church services nnd closet oxpeil
ences nro our mounts of trausllgurn
tlon. They nro pleasant anil profltuhU
to us, but tho poor, suffering, sinning
multitudes nro not here. We must go
to them If wo would savo them. Itov
Dr. Holdeiby. Presbyterian. Atlanta
Thought expended on municipal
problems Is deemed thought foollshl)
harnessed to purposes which do not
profit. Would we bring nbout a bet
terment In the conditions of munici
pal llfo we must chain tho spirit or
selfishness. ltabbl 13. G. Hlrsch, He
brow. Chicago, III.
It Is right and necessary that all
men should have work to do that shall
be worth doing and be of Itself pleas
ant to do; and which should bo done
under such conditions us would make
It neither wearisome or over-anxious
Itov. William T. Brown, Congrcga
tlonnllst, nochester, N. Y.
Tho Apostle John could never have
philosophized so well nbout God us
Paul could, and yet It seems that he
was the ono who best know God, and
that not through uny knowledge Im
parted by the schools, but thiough his
love of God and man. In our present
Confession of Fulth there Is more of
Paul than there Is of John. Jn our
Confession of Faith there ought to be
a goad deal moro of John than of Paul
Hew Dr Parkhurst, Presbyterian
New York City
OUTWBIOHS YOUtt MILLIONS,
'. Ilnm'n Horn
NOTES ON SCIENCE.
CURRENT NOTES OF DISCOVERY
1 he t'HUe Hml t'urr of Neroiine
The liiieiillun of Toy - The I'rlni
It 1t. Moile of IrrlKiillon I'metlreil
What may be called n minor degreo
of neurasthenia Is the Indefinite con
dition cnlled "nervousness", Suffererfl
from It nre not Incapacitated for busi
ness or social duties, nor are they
sprlously III, llko tho confirmed neuras
thenic, yet their existence Ir often n
pitiable one. They nre restless' and un
able to fix the mind on any subject,
sleep Ir disturbed, and often there Is
an Indefinable fluttering sensation
within the chest.
They may have a good appetite and
not feel III physically. And herein lies
their greatest danger, for they per
suade themselves that all they need
Is n nerve tonic of sokjo ort, or n lit
tle stimulant, nnd they doin themselves
with various ndvertlsed remedies, ono
nfter another, or begin to drink n lit
tle wine or spirits.
Tho stimulation makes them feol
better for a time, but the Inevitable
reaction comes, when they feel worso
thnn before, nnd run again nnd ngaln
to tho bottle of "tonic." or drink un
til they becomo confirmed drug-tnkers
or dram-drinkers nnd which Is worse
It would be hnrd to say
The fatal mistake which these per
sons make Is In assuming thnt they
nro not 111 physically, but only 'ner
vous." In almost every such case n
careful examination by n physician
will bring to light disorder of pome or
pin, nnd show thnt the patient Is
physically III nnd should be treated
accordingly. It Is not ncrvo tonics or
stimulants that he needs, but n courso
o'f medical treatment dietetic, hy
gienic, nnd perhaps medlclnnl.
In tho majority of cases It will be
found that the digestion Ir nt fault.
There may be no evident symptoms of
dyspepsia no nnusea, distress after
eating, or eructations yet tho food
may ho scnrcely digested nt all. Tho
stomach docs its work, perhaps, In
the preliminary digestion of tho food,
but the intestines, whero the assim
ilation of nutriment is, or shovld be,
effected, are at fault.
Tho food Is not elaborated Into such
shape that It can be taken up by the
lacteal vessels and carried to the norvo
and other structures that need con
stant renewing, and so tho tissues suf
fer from partial starvation.
Furthermore, the Imperfect Intcs
Innl digestion results In tho manufac
ture of various polsonB, which aro ab
sorbed and causo n morbid condition
of the nervous system.
Trcntmcnt should bo directed to tho
Intestinal trouble and not to tho "ner
vousness," which will speedily disap
pear when onco tho causal condition
hns been cured.
INVENTION OK TOYH.
In tho accompanying picture Is rep
resented n now toy, tho component
parts of which aro a parachuto, u
stick and a weighted figure. On thu
stick Is a moveable link nnd from this
link tho weighted figure Is suspended
by means of a socket which holds It in
correct position when the parachuto
Is projected. The movement of the
link Is limited, u cross pin and loop
near tho lower end of the stick pro
venting It from descending too far.
Thoso who know how a parachuto
work? will readily Bee that much fun
A NBW TOY.
can bo obtained from a toy of this
kind. Tho device, too, Is so constructed
that It cannot easily get out of order,
nnd hence, If only ordinary care be
taken of them, the parachuto and tho
cunning little figure below It will do
good service tor a long time.
In India a simple yet effective
method of Irrigation hns long been In
vogue, but only recently has It at
tracted tho attention of foreigners.
Tho apparatus consists of a long,
clumsily fashioned balancing pole,
which Is fastened at the middle to the
fork of a tree. At one end of this prim
itive balance, which Is as stout as an
ordinary beam. Is fixed another long
pole, the lower end of which is sunk
Into n well and carries u large ves
sel made of baked clay. At tho oppo
site end of this polo arc two coolies,
who nro constantly In motion and thus
form a living counter balance.
One after nnother, they walk with
great strides over this nurrow path
way, passing with a mechanical yet a
rhythmical and supple movement
from ono end of tho pole to the other
and hardly touching a slender bam
boo balustrade, which Is within their
reach and which Is Intended to serve
as u guide. When they arrivo at ono
end and tiro bowed down beneath tho
weight they know that at the other
end the enormous vessel has'.becn filled
with water nnd raised to the surface'
of the ground.
Largo notches cut In the trees servo
nB n ladder for the barefooted Indi
ans, nnd render It easy for them to
reach tho tip of the pole at the mo
ment, when, having arrived nt the end
of Hh course, it Is almost vertical
While they aro making this ascent
with Incompnrablo agility another man
empties the water from tho enormous
vessel Into trenches by simply oscllat
Ing the vessel, nfter which the ma
neuvers Is repeated.
The work of, the . jcoolles Is -liy' no
means so onerous ns It seems, for pains
nre always tnken to have the pole bal
anced correctly nnd of the proper
weight, and In this wny tho task In
much simplified. Tho weight of tho
coolies themselves Is also taken Into
nccount, nnd there nro oogi by means
of which the bnlnncltig pole call bo
lengthened or shortened as may be de
sired. "This method of Irrlgntlon " says Ur
II. Sornrd, n traveler, "Is not ap
plicable everywhere, since It Is esscn-
tlal that tho subsoil should be moist
and dauntless It Is Inferior to tho
methods employed In Europe. On the
other hand, It Iiur tho advantage of
being entirely appropriate to the econ
omic and social conditions of India, for
APPKAHANCE OF APAItATUS.
machinery there Ir s'carco nnd expon
slvc, tho man, though poorly pnld. H
still the most useful beast of burden "'
H - Is n l x.ii-'V I
A l'OWi:itI'l)l. I.KNH.
Homo years ago tho writer paid a
visit to Alvnn Clark, at Cambrldge
port, lo witness tho testing of tho hugo
lens fur the famous Lick telescope. At
tho end or the long, dnrk room the
largest flint glass then In the world
was set up on edge. From a dlstanco
of about fifty feet n penclfof light wus
flashed Into tho heart of tho disk and
reflected back Into the observer's eye.
Thu Bllghtcst Imperfections, If any. In
the glass, would then ho revealed by. ..
the curves of light nnd the lines of ,
"Now." said Mr. Clark, "I will show
you tho wonderful
sensitiveness o f
the lens to outsldo
human body given
out heat nnd when
brought nenr to ex
them to n greater
or less extent. Now
He walked down
to the lens, and
held his hand under It about two feet
away. Instantly a marvelous spcctnclo
burst Into vlow. It seemed as If tho
great disk had becomo a living volcano,
spurting forth Jets of flame. Tho ills
play was dazzling. Waving, leaping,
dunclng, tho countless tongues of light'
gleamed nnd vibrated. Then, fitfully,
reluctantly, they tiled nwny, leaving
tho lens rcflectlnR only a pure, un
"What Ih It? How do you account
for tho wonder?" were the eager ques
tions, "It Is only tho radiation of Jieat al
ternately expanding and contracting
tho glass. If I had put my hand upon
tho lens, the phenomenon would have
been even more violent."
To a person Ignorant of lenses tho
almost supernatural sensitiveness of n
mass of glass weighing several hun
dreds of pounds was astonishing.- But
to tho scientist It Is an every-uay mat
ter, for he has lnstrumonU that wll)
register with unfailing nicety the ap
proach of u person fifty or a hundred
Tho human heart Is not unllku tho
great Ions.' It Is similarly sensitive,
and to ennnot ufford to surround iteelf
with evil. Tho radiations of Influence
nro Infinitely fine. Inevitably we vi
brato to "the company wo keep." Hoi
fore we know It wo have tukon tho col
or ond tone of our neighborhood.
Hfl K.NT1KIU NOTKS. Vt
Tim l.xrcent of ler Tribe
Tho American Museum
History In Now York has recently so
cured specimens of tho huge Alaskan
moose, which Is described as the larg
est representative of the deer tribe. It
Is larger thnn the niooso of Malfio'nn'd
Canada, dnrker In color, and possess d
of much turgor antlers,
ltuluii Wlieut the llmt,
Mr. Carlton, of the Uiltel States
Department of Agriculture, hns devotsd
several years to the study of wheat
with special reference to Its growth In
different parts of this country. In dis
cussing the question of the best vari
eties for cultivation here, he says
"Congldcrlu't nil qualities, tho best
wheats In the world aro of IltiHsiau
origin, coming particularly from enit
eru and Bouthcm Him. a " Tlitsi varie
ties, he adds, resist cold mid drought.
nr more or lees resistant to leaf-rust,
and have tho best quality of grain.
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