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Pvbll«t>»4 every evening except Hunday by the
Detroit Tta*» Cos.. 71-71-77 Utrley-tv*.
Mubwr rlptlon Ratea— By carrier. 2S **nt« a
month, IX a year. ily u»a*:. I: i«r y«ar. j'*>at>
la advance.
Telephone -Main 4RIO, connecting n *l* [«■'■
ya*nta Otve Tlrn«»’ operator mun» < f -I- . •i ’
or parson wanted. Bubacrlptb-a <>r<l« •■* « >• i
plainia of Irregular delivery tuay ton r> .»e<l by
phona up to * JO p rn.
Entered at the I'oetoCL-e at Detroit a* >»■ n I
elan mail matter.
The u»e of the nan' of thi* rori ra't - an 1
fts ollteera In any outside project 1» • n*ut' r-
Ised All accredited bu»»i,*-»a r*pre-<« - u' > •
tarry and a hoi Id be required to i n*
tlala signed toy ltlctoard W. li*-ad'> a. bi«, ■*>
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A Threatened Railroad
Strike Wouldn't Bother
In Norway In the Least
Norway has found a solution <*f it'
■trike problems, and it seems to b< work
ing out satisfactorily on all sides.
Norway is one of the most democratic
countries of Europe, in spite of the fact
that it supports a royal family, a c ndi
tion imposed upon it by England when
■he financed the government at the time
of its rupture with Sweden.
Women are enfranchised there, and a
woman sits in the Storthing, the upper
house of the legislature. Illegitimate !
children are cared for and their claims to
justice are recognized. Intellectual rather
than a financial caste prevails if there
be any caste at all, and there is a general
feeling of equality not noticeable in other
Scandinavian countries.
In spite of all this, or, perhaps, be
cause of all this, there have been fre- 1
quent and costly strikes, especially
among the metal and iron workers.
So alarming and wasteful did these
strikes become, that a bill was introduced
and passed by the Storthing to create an
arbitration tribunal which would settle
all labor disputes after a reasonable time
had elapsed and there had been no volun
tary adjustment.
This bill made arbitration compulsory
and It was furiously fought in the lower
house by the representatives of the labor
In spite of opposition, it carried and
Is now concerned with its first cases.
The satisfaction with which its deci
sions have been received, thus far, argue
well for the future.
This country appears to be nearing a
serious crisis in its history.
Not only do many people believe it
menaced from without, but it is far more
dangerously menaced from within, first
by its increasing tendencies toward mili
tarism and secondly by the labor ques
If the railroad strike which is tLre.
ening should be consummated, it woul i
paralyze the industry of the nation.
President Wilson is and ring ail ; n hi
power to bring about an amicable • t*. -
ment, but no one is obliged, by any law-,
to listen to his counsel.
Free Americans are free to gag and
throttle industry and thereby enslav* all
who are dependent upon it.
In the event of such a strike who wot;
escape loss, inconvenience and oft* u
much worse disaster?
When the railroad strike tied i :
France for a week, some year- ago.
Brieaux, a socialist, cut the <* -rdian
knot w'ith a master stroke.
No one in America has that power an
we are not favoring it.
But would not a tribunal, like a
preme court, made up of just and im
partial judges, be a safer means of , •!-
fustment than the greed of capital on tl <■
one hand and the hatred and intolerance
of labor on the other?
Less Laws That Invite
* Their Breaking and We
. Would Have Better Order >
Americana nr* Mild to ho tho met !,v!*
people «in earth.
Th«ro «iro mors killing#. rnhhorlnf and nil
norta of crime, per capit*. horn than elaewher* |
Is this hemiMt* we are, tentatively, speaking
/ a democrsry ?
J> It baenuna we are suppoced to bell* v* It)
equality, liberty and the puiwul* of happtne**?
U K beeauae tho Idea of indlviduali-m wan '
originally AmnrtranT
la It barauae lh« country hat» be* n n u I
•ad rich, until aooniHom feudalism r <i* .• <1
Upon «ti, lhal It baa bred an lrr*<«,|*<>n. ibi* Uw
laaa apfrtt in on Uuu nanmu u>i*r«<- r>
or b ii ntbnr
Wb-feritow* (fert-wtMk Mart* m a euptratotih.j. *
ance of independence and lark of reverence for
' authority In this country. It ban be»n bright
, about largely b> ti e lack of worth in person
laws and institution* which we have ben ca led
: upon to reverence.
Our officials are not chosen for their fl 1 :.*"
I Tor offlt • and moat of thi time acquit theinatHe,
badJ > • . .
T*. V are put in for the most part. b> a poL i
jral machine a: 1 kept or dislodged. just so lock
ja* they servo to grease the machinery r.o
i longer.
i The people know this so we!!, that they have
com* to acept it a> or -of the ilia to be borne.
Inp.l many of «..*• better clemen* bar. c- as- t
\ oto at a!!.
TANARUS; • is a tondlt on which 1-oea rot -.•:iice r*
| - pec t and reverence for authority an-- more than
children Mould reverence the'r parent* t. tte> j
a nixed
I squabbles and trv ;ru h> hoik or hv mvk. to j
rt Dor.. 1 eh.ic.'i and 2 tv to 'hem.
The \mer: an ft pie • n the o*t«r a:*d. are;
'to thine for th- sn-e ; affair* anand
xctis* J for Ih* .r .-pin* -s* l.*tness. w. :h h* ;. ,
~ j , :: ■$ . ! nature."
’..-der j. eo..n*- -act this lack of respect for j
, r; . A . tai\\ tn 'he r.»; ' each !
• • | ling it
\\-• l, \< !rm- in every direction ur '. so- * very j
sdemea u ■b- < b .
~nd b; n*-* ' sve r -1 up th.se until the
n-.vM ,-n either aide is hkel> to b- m imped tn
•h- --r. gg e ar.i rh* eab ga. r:« attorney
Again .*e are 50 well aware o? this, tha* 'be
> a la-' n- rt. or. > ti be ca »and upon’
ahf-n all else has failed.
X'h.. * - up<m laws, *0 cov.-r the par--
b&£e ran. u-uv’l- uncovered, the trnth.r. ’he use ‘
of the card* n h cutting down of weeds, etc.)
until the head re-
Th- • are w than useless. Inasmuch a*
th* v ar< r.. ' »n-l eanr.ot be mforeed.
Th* v ir i.ri *r.e sar ♦’ h a> pror. - r.g the
-mail bo> a whipping from day to day, and nt -er
niakme good.
Wh. happen* to Jofcr.ny*
He k*-* ps right on <n the unrtgh'eous path
on!- infringing a little further with each mi>-j
Our people are brought up in ' w e «srr.e ■« av
r»n promi>* s which are never fulfilled, and the-,
come, in time, to lose eonfldenee in authority
„•)» and ord-r i.r.d become a law unto them
fie I v es.
A reren' holdup in rvrroit wn.» the most
Vagrant illustrator, of this American tendency
whit h has tHKen f iace in tht< city. 1* only
-N-v. - T o wha* length# thi- ~vxr.--s of 'he Amer
icans cun go.
If w* could do away with whole votive* of
lews and look afer simple fundamen a.- .-eeing
that thev were mforeed. »h American people
sould U on a firmer foundation.
Russia's Resources.
The world !■< Ju«* beginning to get a true con
ception of the tremendous resources of Russia.
In the midst of »hat l«, probably, the gre-ates'
offensive of the war and a« 15 r *.000 Turks are
reported on their way to reinforce the Austrian
army. Russia quietly sends 20,000 more soldiers
to France
Qu; e likely the #T**em*n' 'hat the r**r has
ar. available fighting force, which has never been
in action, equal in Germany’s en'ire army is
true, hu.-sia. rather than th»- Alii** may win
the war.
[rom Another Point of View
By C. T. S.
Th SU St-a't Not Steal—ThoutjHta. Seet.ment*.
Voney Nor Wive#, *or La*v Le* £a#t ard Honor j
West of the Country'# B 3 D v oe—Beteha
J trey.
I'll be'rha. on the old nor'h F!at*<\
In the wild oid f.'»tr]e days.
The e iv* who couldn t k their har.d j
or of oth*r people's brar.d*.
W*rit hunting for more health . 'ar.d«
v.iuse t* .• boys had fetrhir v. a>s
But r* f me, I'ardner, in the-*- ;ar’- -
Tl . - hr.urged up ah.te mar !ar. :
If .. a turn a bunch of mao r:- r * '*.••'*•.
> .r— kip'n.g half br#* and swing f r.o< -e,
An quirkern-ya * n singe a goose,
H*- -’;c. • < n h.a owr h--and.
* H ’em# *r •
* * •
We learn vat a Monroe P.f-jl;can
who ha- det.!an<i that henceforth he will
vote the Defritxratic ticket is a painter,
and therefore ha- a right to change his
» * *
“It’s interesting,” mused the conjunc
tion “and,” “to note that a man in ( in
(irmati has held the -ame position 57
year-, hu* iust look please, at the length
of time I've held the same position be
tween corned beef and cabbage.”
* * *
“TK- j - - -ition,” th° conjunction went
'on, requ.r* - -orr.# 1 little versatility, keep
ing corned 1 «-es and cabbage together
md keeping ham and egg-- apart.’
* • •
Cooe e S'ick s*y# bf# co«it on n tne *•-«
1# dur to the ack 0 ♦ junt good p #ye-
Co-*" *’» po- t o- n the *»ce #ug3e#t* nso#tty
the lack 0 f • pe-i#cope.
* • •
We are watch rg *vith cor# de-able <n
ter«#t to *e« * H-rry Fo-d • ac'.e to get
th'ougr t* s ca npa.gq thout to
accept an ;e.
• • *
We have just that after having
tie- r. a candid,.’e .Jt* times, a Kansas man
ha-i ucceeded ; a winning a nomination.
I VVh.itddayaknow about that, Fr ctor
Kuiott ?
• • m
An Ere V .*':•« attakrd t*vo of her
q .rst# v» *h ,> » ,-tp.o. Which /*ould *ee*- to
be ait r jnt, ar One certainly ought
to be pe r ttrd to p,;lr her company.
•* • a
Wn 1 ' ‘■iid about the fellow in
Pbii; i« if ■- • t • found “hurrahing” f<>r
:h» j Av.i. i I’ho heat ha- certainly
(tone haul h ; year with a lot of people.
• e •
Ft t/y •• "an charges asault and
battel. if John Kngleman and John
Norii . 1 tiiilem**n, let's be neutral.
e e *
l toer® mat be a railroad ttr.ke, let's
have it tofcda Um l>gare are in Philadelphia.
The Latest Method of Getting Rid of Lady Book Agents
—Patent Not Applied For
* '{' /' y
Two ruon'h? xgo ’h* governor of
Arkansas »a.-* fl«hinu n the water*
of *fce «ta'e peni'rn’t&ry farm Hi*
boat and he would ha%<»
drowr.*»d. it 1- «tated had no' a N*-
gro cor.virt him.
Sit week# th*- governor oar
don*»d the convict.
Wu th** governor right*
Preaumabiy the c r.vlrt »a# !r.
•he penitentiary becau.*** society
! would no* be safe w:’h him a’ large
Or he era# there *o t-e made »o «us
fer for big crime Or he mi there
» refe med.
A’j'ti r f ‘Th- F. :i> <t P-?r»oni*..ty. " “P#y r h lo*y and r*r-n*h->*'.d.' vtc
The n"xt '.tr,*- your wife your
child, a frier.*!, one of your *ra
ployea, or a -franger you casually
meet doe* anything 'ha‘ gr:ve* you
, fee(;r.g of earlsVic'ion. J'.*t #p-ak
,n appreciative word to the one
who has plea.**d you
v, so ;-r e i.re *oo *par!ne ap
*. :a• ive word.* And rr.«'-s t peop>,
nhappily ar*- ,;*ogether ’OO ready
w .th cri*;*t#m.
"Ah*-, t’ r.r i', wrong th*y ar
prompt er. v n censure WTjen
■h riij- zo 'h*y -eldom 'ak®
'h» *rr .* * ’o *•«.» w praise.
VVba* * * y n- e..* to do is to he
have in ; re* «e 1 the oppoei'e
' '.l r. Fa-. • finding tends to ere
4' e fr* *v -.# for finding fa-:It
Vppree-a'lfin heir# o keep people
doing ’he ri/n* tl r,g in 'he right
The Tx’i'h of thi* ha« r.ever been
more Bugg'e’ivdy broi.ght oi* 'han
y an inve-tiga*or. WliPam Vernon
Bacg « engaged in #pe<-;al study of
human cond-ic*.
A« he *el!* 'h<» e'ory in a little
book " Making Happine## F?rd
demlc” *hat i* % real con’rlbutlon
*o w-*e 11 vine Mr Bacg-.# put eer
'air. q’ie«'ior.- *0 hundred* of em
pjoyer# a-d err.ployea To employ
*r# he wrro'e
Ta<'- e It ,r r rran'M that you
-«• • your employe* to be courte
r 3 how do yo-i a:*cei-ra!n
- r , no s . , f ,y ar ,. r-our*eO'lS?^
T l' -wer »*> ’ v .:* qies*ion dis
*d * 1* S<* >1 rule employer* give
•if :v v ,* *0 the compliance of
• - - e*r. p: eye* with *he instruction
«■ courted 1 - unless they receive
• i.nn’s of d(*-our**-*y. Then the
ff- rd*- r employe is reprimanded or
and "< barred
To employe# Mr. Backus trif
* Why are you not always conrte-
OUH ?**
Always, he tells us. tho ar*»*r!i
he received w*-re along these lines
"lt takes si*eoJal effort to ho po
lite under adverse conditions and
the effort seemingly i# n* >r ai-*,re
"Eicepting in *>■-* of »ompl.t.'nt
the employer do*-* n«>t know, or at
loaiit show# no apprecution of, the
altitude of clerk*- toward tho p’.V
The erv of tho modern bo'-ine-*-*
world is for *m- i* n<) 11- r» d*-
cidedly, la an efficiency le*k *li«t
had be’ier t»e looked tn.
Uveryb«*dy know* that you cannot
The gorerr.-m did a very na’iral
a*-t He did nos f*»**i A r ease with
a man In t-rtsor wh- k . »and «av-d h t
life H*> may have reasoned, and
probably did 'ha* the Negro showed
by his w-HLngr.e## *<> brave danger
'o save ar.o'her « life *ha' he would
no* be a verv dangeroua factor ir,
•*ocjefy if lef* a', large The man
who la eager to save life pres-irnv
ly :« no* one who will *ake It. or
prey on life by robber) or o'Jier
crimes against proper*y
Bu' a hero might save, and th*
ne#r day *he same in’repldi’y of
• plrit which made him a h*ro might
ne*>*-t a pie*-e of tr.» f h nary ,f yo ,
would have it always In ;ood run
n:r.g ord* r You m ist tend to c
earefully Especially mu#f you k-’ep,
it well oiled.
So with the human machine It.
*Oo need* *0 he oiled. And appre
elation 1? by all odd# th-- *•«• kin 1
of 1 .brican? It can have
Fdetfer far to Ignore ev**n a “--n
--o-;« mi«"ake than to let a commend
able deed pass without a word of
In *he home, in the office in the
j factory, in the #*ore —everywhere
I *hat men have dealings wi*h one an
! o*her. thi* ought to be a guiding
I ru> Os life
Appree;a*:on always par* th 0 or,e
*ho i* appreciative. I* for
smoothness in personal rejarion*. i’
makes for efficiency, it make* for
gren ■ er effort by those who know
•ha' good work will be appreciated
Also It makes for that happlr.e*#
of which all man are In quest.—hap
piness on the part both of the ap
pr*clator and the appreciated.
Surely It la worth wh'le to u'fHie
u* every opportunity tha dynamic
power of appreciation.
The Keep Well Column
If yon wonM keep in health hulid
your house to keop out heat.
For a number
of tho question f»f Insulating
dwelling# against heat has bean
, ! studied by Oormum #aniterlans and
scientists, with tho rosult that
h< -i-*< ure r.oor bring bulit and so
j *'.nrtruded aa to afford material
i'i ’uuniiy from excessive licit Tblnk
what »l.ts would mean to the irwd
*d city dweller
A ttidv r*f pnmiTi.onla death ratee
(show that there ana comparatively
f*-» deaths caused by c/Hd It. would
*-• n) th*n mor»« lmr*cirtanf to pro
• tr-ct vellcni fr*m heal, than <*dd.
■|i, - r unsba< kl« building of
<Mirve i* no protS'Cflon against
aitlmr iTaoro can be rui qnesrian
him sliT The personal trait*
ar.ich leid men to dare, and inltl
\U\ and conquer may make them
successf ll in rime or In business
or In thought. I* depends on the
manner In which they ar»* directed
If th#* object of imprisoning the
coCiv;**t vrho «.i% »and the governor was
*o tak »* vengeance on him for some
wrong he had committed, the que»-
i,n a to whether the saving
of the life of anyone a'oned for the
*respa •*. Wh 1 h shows that the
vengeance theory will not hold
f’nder the vengeance theory
Oi rce Washington ought to have
been jailed for malicious mischief
v *h- C‘ m ; !a nt of any citlien for
cut* ng t v » cherry *ree even though
'*••• warrant 'o«'k him from the act
' -av.r-g fh< nation's life at Valley
I Forge
If the man was ’here to be re
| fur- e.j *h- gov--nor was warranted
' In as*urr.:ng *i.at if he was ready
to pi .nge Into »he water to save a
, human life, his reformation was
'complete But wha* a prison sys
-1 'em it :s which leaves to the acci
dent of the upset of a boat the con
vlct‘s opportunity to prove hi* re
formation !
If reform is ’he object o? con
viction. prisoner* ought »o have the
r?,-ince to live Jives that will test
their characters daily
Oir prisoners arc voiceless shut
in-* who cannot respond to the ordi
nary tests a* to ’heir right to go
free because these tests cannot
Probably hundreds of prisoners in
Arkansas would have «av*>d the gov
ernor s life if they had had the
A: ! now I hope th* governor, and
the people of the state of Arkansas,
and all o*her governors and pen
sons in au’horlty. and all people,
will try. everywhere, to test prison
ers' trustworthiness by giving them
i the chance to live normal Uvea
subject to normal temptations, en
dowed with normal rewards, and
carrying normal responsibilities
Few men have will power enough
to do the things they don't want to
1 do and don’t hnv* to, but. should do.
Mi' people ahould be properly
housed Thin means protection from
»h«* weather hr they what they may.
Properly insulating the walla «n<l
foundation* of dwelling*, »° •* 1°
afford material protection from ax*
heat, would aWio moan pro
tection against cold In the winter,
and reduction In fuel bflW.
In tropical totmlrlai where the
T’nlted States public health *arvioe
t* 1n charge, It inairUi upon rdb
proof dwelllnra as a protection
atcaln«t Itubonlo plague.
It la quit* within the poiwThUltloa
that, within tho near future In largo
r|t|r*. .'sanitation l< plslaflon will pm
vldn law* frr the proper protection
of rity dweller* from tlia dancer*
and dlßOornforta of torrid anmmere
when adult* B'UJor and hahln die
l»y the thousand*.
Health Qjeationa Aaeweretl.
J 0. Ii -"How (an I prevent heat
raah on my baby?"
Fhiat her with tab um i*owder iwa
or thrae-tlniee a-4«y.
The Daily Reminder
mntrs ansivkh*swir.s
1 777 - A dvtschment of Americans
un-ler il*n Sullivan landed on Staten
island, surprised two regiments of
Tories and captured many prisoners
111* l-’lre at Salem. Mas* . a
out a large part of the business #*.-•
I til—The Savannah, the first steam
vessel to cross the Atlantic, was
11*1—-Holy coat at Treves pro
nounced by tha Pope to be the Iden
tical coat worn by Christ at the cru
f I fix lon
IMS—-Venice, after a long siege,
capll listed to she Austrians
lllT—Jeremiah l>ay. for many years
? resident of Vale college, d'ed It) New
taven Horn In New I’reston t’unti ,
Aug >. 1771.
IS7l—The Independence of Serbia
was proclaimed at Belgrade.
ISll—Aitty-two person* were killed
In a building collapse In I’ark-pl..
New York city
Dl6—l Ai».-n B. Morris, former g >v
ernor of Connect tout, died In Now
Tlaven. Born In Newton. Conn.. April
It. 1C 27.
D»*- Hoke Smith, secretary of the
Interior, resigned, and was succeeded
by David R. Francis
190S Marquis ©f Salisbury, former
premier of drsst Britain, died Born
Feb. S. 1110.
The Russians retired from the Nlc
men and Bohr lina.
<ieru .in* occupied Russian fortress
of Ossoweta.
Ketrograd announced a tlermsn
cruiser had been torpedoe-1 by a Brit
ish submarine In the Baltic
Edwin H It. Ureen. who has be
come one of the country's richest men
through Inheritance from his mother,
the late Hetty Oresn, born In 1-on
don while parents were touring Fu
rore i, a* years ago today
Major Robert Dee How re. who led
a squadron of the Kleventh cavaliy
In the Villa pursuit, born In Busk
County. Texas 63 years ago today
James O'Connell, second vice-presi
dent of the American Federation of
Üb-u and member ->f the federal In •
d.retrial relations commlssl->n. born In
Mtnersville. P# . 51 ve*n a*-> today
Tit Rev Alexander J MctJavlrk.
‘ athollc bishop of Chicago. U rn in
Fox l.aka. 111. 53 years ago today
I*r Henry Sussallo. president of
the University of Washington, born
In ."'an J- se. <al Al years ago today
I*r Willis It Whitney, noted --hem.
Ist and member of the naval advis.-ry
b >ard. born in Jamestown. N Y , A*
years ago today
Daniel R Anthony, represent*’! ve
In ,-ongress of she First Kansas dis
trict. porn In I<e*v*nworth. Ksa., 4*
years ago today
deorge M Mathew*, bishop of the
t’mted Brethren church and promi
nent leader In National Antl-f»alo n
league, born In Cincinnati M ye.ir*
ago today
William I* Pouglas. former gover
nor of Massachusetts, born In ITy
mouth. Msss, 71 year* *go today
Pan'el Frohman. one -*f the fore
most of American theatrical manag
ers and producer*, born In Sanduakv,
O, <J years ago today
"alter H kohang. catoher of the
Philadelphia American league base
ball t«am. born In South Waits. N Y .
31 years ago today.
A Poem a Day
The hour Is noon, hushed now e*-h
drowsy bird.
A larnhent light the valley softly
Within *he grove no frailest leaf la
For summer Ilea asleep upon th*
The daisied meadows stretch serene
and fair,
There comes no faintest drone from
laav * *»»
No hum of inse.-ts h*ar we anvwher*
Within the deamlng shad- w.i of
th* trees.
A softened ha*e the dtstant sails en
The sea is stilled like Infant In Its
A peace orofound comes with It*
t nurfi untold
A welcome guest by every soul con
Where drowsy bloom# distil their
healing balm.
At e*se t lie within the tranquil
The m ghty noontide hush, th* glow
ing --aim.
Each sense drinks In the glory un
—Winfield I.lonel Ncott.
Pointed Paragraphs
Prayer that 1* long drawn out 1*
apt to be narrow
Beauty In a woman often cover*
a lack of dome*tic virtue*.
Gentlemen burglar* think It I* up
to th*m to break Into *oclefy
It'* ea*y to talk philosophically If
you aren't personally Interested.
Juat a little powder on a woman's
no*e act* a* a powerful nerve #tim
A man may lead a woman to the
altar —after which he becomes a fol
If we ever have a woman ruler
she will advocate peace at bargain
When a widow takes a second
husband for better or for worse *he
always know* that he will be worse
Romebow the old fashioned mother
doesn’t want her 17-year-old daugh
ter to do the same thing* ehe did a*
a girl.
A woman never appreciate* her
hoahend more than when he come*
homo and announce* that hi* salary
haa been raised
Willie —Didn’t you *ay I *1 mild al
srmys try to make other* happy,
Mamma—Yen. dear
WQlla—Well, I know a little boy
Chat [ nooM make happy If I had n
Mamina- — Who la she little boy?
Willie—Why, It’a me.
The Old Gardener Sayg
Peonies may be set out or
transplanted any time within the
next two months, but it I* a good
plan to do the work early, tin
laas the weather happens to be
▼asy dryv It Is wtae to divide
all large clumps In the garden,
hut peontea require division less
often than moat ether perennial*
If the smatanr Is buying new
plants It will he wnrth his while
to Invest In some of the single
(Copyright. 1916. l» Frank t rune)
I ht‘ year 1870 is not so very lonic
\ et it was in that year, it is claimed, the
first bananas were brought commercially
to Boston.
Whole fleets now convey this fruit
trom the tropics to the American states;
in every city venders sell bananas to
the multitude; in every country grocery
they are staple, in less than fifty years
they have become one of the chief means
of sustenance to the people of the
The banana ranks with the apple, the
potato, the wheat-grain, anti the peanut
as a prime minister to the life of a hun
dred million people.
The reason is not far to seek. In the
first place the banana tastes jrood. There
are some things, like tobacco, that one
dislikes at the first bite; there are others,
like the banana that no one has to learn
to enjoy. There may K> some curious
palates here and there freaks are every
where— who have a distaste for this
fruit, but they arc not one in a hundred
Children cry for them. Negroes, China
men, college girls, octogenarians, invalids,
brides and grooms messenger boys, rail
road presidents, bankers, janitors, prize
fighters. and pacifists like them.
Secondly, they are carefully protected
by nature herself in an admirable sani
tary covering. You cannot cat the skin
as you do the apple's. No matter how
unclean the wagon from which you buy
them, when you peel off the yellow coat
the inward meat is revealed pure and
white "as an undriven hack,” as Charley
( ase would say.
They are good, they are clean, and
thirdly they are cheap. Thus they are
an ideal food for the millions. I like to
eat what all humanity eats. I know
some run to caviar, canvas-back, and the
Widow Cli-piot, but while they get the
sweet savor of exclusiveness they miss
that deep gusto which comes from com
munion with humanity. This you obtain
when you drink water or milk and eat
bread, potatoes, apples, peanuts, and ba
nanas. It is an important secret that the
most satisfying forms of pleasure are
those that are common to the race.
Fourthly, the banana stands the test
of science a> U'ing a valuable food. The
government issues a deal of literature,
the product of its hygenic experts, en
deavoring to en’’gl f ' i n the people as to
what foods are wholesome and cheap.
Following is a comparison of bananas
and apples, according to a l\ S. govern
ment rej>ort:
Panfinft* Apple*
(Ft M. (Fr*’*h)
Fuel valur per j- • < ilorl- 29'1 ralorlw
Water 7 S4.<
Protein . 1 4 •
Carbohydrates 22 0 14 2
Itn nan*.* Apples
(Fried). (Fried)
Water 29 2 - 26.1*^
Protein R.3 1 d"o
Carbohydrates f>7 9 1
Fuel value 1.2 M ralorl - I.3,'irt calories
From this it will he seen that the ba
nana is rich in nourishment.
Bananas cost about seven cents a
pound; porterhouse steak about thirty.
John W. Beall states that in the states
of Parana and Santa Catarina, in Brazil,
‘.he entire population subsists on bananas
as food, and are famous for ttoeir
strength and endurance.
Flour marie from dried bananas is su
perior in carbohydrates to wheat flour,
but inferior in protein or flesh-forming
values; but it is very pnlatable and par
ticularly adapted to persons of weak di
gestive organs.
Buy a banana or so, nnrl a bag of pea
nuts, for your lunch, instead of gorging
yourself on a table d'hote monstrosity at
h restaurant, and you’ll feel better, and
live longer.
Waterproof magnets will lift rrrnp Iron from
the river bottom In ralvittc* oprTmtlon*.
Gibraltar, bo* than two fqimr** mllaa, I* the
*mnllr»t Itrltlnh poaaoa.tlon. Canada, 3,748,000
squar* mll**K, In ih" larg'irt.
Japan'* production of anlllnn dye I* rapidly
Increasing. Th* dye merchant* have forroad a
truat. for regulating the market.
Paper, guncotton and Imitation leather and
H 1 Ik are a few of the article* that can now he
made of cotton plant stock*
There are about 4.000 Inland* In Iho Jnpnne*4*
archipelago ttnd they make up a territory four
times the ei»e of P< naffvlvanla.
Judge Dougherty, of Han .!•»*«, Cal,, rule* that
Joseph f'lrlrn olinl, convicted of Insulting women,
miwt never again walk the atr«eta unban ac
companied bv Mr*, c.
South Dakota people utilize th«lr automobile*
aa prairie dog exterminator*. They deatroy the
t.nlinul by conducting the exhaust from their
englnea Into the iburrow.
Yuba City, Cal., has had nohod, in It* Jail for
aix month*, not a marriage, all th#- undertake™
have moved, and tip' city niar*har* only duty
In a ye*r. was to kill a dog
A well known American writer thlnka that
peace will lead to an emigration movement that
will arnaie the world After the FrancoGer
j man *wr In 1670, 2t*0,000 Gorman* nettled in
three American «la lea -Neh/aaka. Minnesota and
i lowa.

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