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—- r. Alum Poisonous ?
[From Dr. Hall's Journal of Health.] This question has caused a good deal of discussion. Alum is used by many bakers to whiten their bread, enabling them to use an inferior flour. It is more extensively em ployed as a cheap substitue for cream of tar tar in the manufacture of baking powders. It is not considered immediately dangerous ; although if continued it induces dyspepsia and obstinate constipation. But the fact that many cases of poisoning have occurred from baking powders which contained alum, puts the question in a more serious aspect, and prudent people will exercise caution in the selection of baking powders. Under what conditions, then, does this sub stance—formerly used only for mechanical medicinal purposes—become poisonous? They are certainly obscure, and at present we can only surmise what they may be. We suspect that the cause exists in the individual poisoned ; some peculiarity of the constitu tion producing a morbid change in the secre tions of the stomach, with which the alum combines and forms an active poison ; or the secretions may be healthy but in unusual pro portions, and that these less or greater pro portions, in combination with the alum, con stitute a poison. For example : two parts of mercury and two parts of chlorine form calomel, which is not poisonous ; but change the proportions to one part of mercury and two parts of chlo rine, and we get corosive sublimate, which is a deadly poison. Then, again, we know nothng of the causes of constitutional peculiarities. Why is it that one person can eat all kinds of green fruits and vegetables with impunity, while the same course might cost another individu al his life? One person can handle poison ivy and sumac without being in the least affected, another is poisoned if he approaches within ten feet of them. Out of a family residing in a malarial district, some of its members will suffer half the year with fever and ague, while the others will enjoy excellent health during the entire year. Foods that are whole some to some people are actually poisonous to others. This is especially true of some kinds of fish. There is no safety in taking alum into the stomach, as it is shown always injurious and often dangerous. Baking pow ders pi operly compounded, and containing pure cream of tartar instead of alum, are more convenient than yeast; and bread and pastry made with them are just as wholesome and far more palatable. We are in entire sympathy with the "Royal Baking Powder Company," which commenced and is vigor ously conducting this war against the use of alum in baking powders, and they deserve the gratitude of the community whom they are endeavoring to protect. Will not some prominent manufacturer of pure candles follow their example, and ex pose the secrets of a business that is doing untold mischief to little children ? to ? No Rote Everything New AT NICK UILLEN'S L BOOT AND SHOES EMPORIUM. I will not be Undersold. Having purchased my entire stock from the best man ufacturers late last sommer, After the Great Reduction in Prices, I am enabled to famish the Trade the best quality of goods in my line at GREATLY REDUCED FIGURES. My stock is unusually full, and covers the greatest variety in quality and prices, and I am determined Not to be Undersold. I invite an inspection of my goods and prices, WHICH WILL TALK. At the Sign of the Big Boot, FRED. GAMER, Wholesale and Retail Dealer in \ÊdKC* BOOTSSHOES Leather and Findings, HELENA, - - MONTANA. My stock consists of tho boot and largest assortment of Ladles', Misses' and Children's French Kid, Pebble Goat, doth, Morocco and CaUkkin Shoes. Muds ot Ladies', Misses' and Chfldrenlsfllfo. 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We have the best assorted stock of Builders' Hard ware in the Territory, and with our improved Saw Mills and wood-working machinery, we can furnish everything necessary for the erection of buildings at reduced rates. tory. Glased Sash shipped to all parts of the Teil AGENTS FOR The Leffel Wheel and Machinery* angT-dAwl*- A. RE. HOLTER Sc BBC. 1868. Established. 1868. SAM. SCHAWB. SD. L ZIMMERMAN. COSMOPOLITAN HOTEL NOS. 87 A 39 MAIN STREET, Helena,................. • • -Montana. THIS HOUSE IB CENTRALLY LOCATED AND "THE ONLY FIRST-CLASS BRICK AND — STONE HOTEL IN THE CITY. Charge« Reasonable. at FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF HELENA. DESIGNATED DEPOSITOBY OF THE UNITED STATES. Paid upSCapital,.......SI00,000. « Surplus and profita* 100,000. 8 # T. HAUSJSB, - • • President, W. Knight, m m m Cashier. T. H. KUEIN8CHmiDT, • Aee't Cash. 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