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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 27, 1912, Image 15

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wdste of mud and sand, and a pew
vegetation sprang up, and in time
gigantic trees reared-'alqft their
green heads. Again began the
falling of leaves, mosses, seeds,
branches and trees, continuing
fqr years and years, and followed
by another deluge of water. An
other layeV of clay and sand was
deposited, and when the surface
was again dry another forest
started. - N
Thus it went on for thousands
and thousands of years, alter
nating forests and lakes, until
layer after layer of buried vege
tation was stored away for man
to burn when God put him'on the
earth's surface. But, what, you
ask, became of i the ferns and
mosses buried by the lakes. That
is a mosjt wonderful story of the
mysteries of nature solved by
scientific research of man. I will
tell you hbw the trees became
(To. Be Continued.)
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W. H.'Byington, of Norwalk,
Conn., got up on the morning of
Feb. 3, with a craving for fresh
laid eggs. He wentto a grocery
and bought'some that werg "war
ranted strictly fresh." They cost
. 50 cents, per "dozen, but they were
worth it so fresh. '
The first egg he took out of the
box bore this inscription :
"The purchaser of this egg is
requested to communicate with
Ji L. Thomason;-Re;:dville, Tenn.
He dfd so and got this answer:
"I soJ'cLthe eggs Dec. 10, 1911;
got 17 cents a dozen. Suppose
you had to pay 25 or 30, didn't
That's interesting. The pro
ducer got 17 cents, the wholesale
dealer (it appears on investiga
tion) got '47 cents, the retailer
got 50 cents, and Mr. Byington,
the consumer, got "sold" at
Jeast, he paid a tip-top price for
"fresh" eggs about two months
We are gradually finding out
things about high cost of living.
This incident for example, shows
that the distance between produc
er and sonsumer is too wide; that
;t costs too much to bridge it;
and that middlemen who sell stale
food for "strictly fresh" prices are
mighty dishonest.
But maybe we'll do better, after
" laeivl
Mr. Cutplug: Hildegarde,
where is "that bundle of m pipe
cleaners I had on the" mantel?
His Wife : There they are.
Mr. Cutplug": Where? I don't
see them.
His Wife: Here, on my hat
I made- an "aigrette of them.
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