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Certain self-appointed persons under the name of "The Com mittee of Fifty for the Investigation of the Liquor Problem" have made and circulated in one of their publications, and in press reviews of the same, un warranted accusations against the leg islation which requires the study of temperance physiology by the pupils of every public school in the United States against the school literature on this subject and against the results of this study and Whereas, These unwarranted accu sations are made with the avowed pur pose of removing this study, as now required, from the public school sys tem of our country, and Whereas, We believe that such re moval would be a national calamity, Therefore, be it Resolved, That the attention of the public be called to the following facts: First—It is apparent that in seek ing opinions upon which th'ey base their objections to this study, the com mittee of fifty misrepresented the amount of time required for this sub ject, making it appear that 250 hours are required for the study of alcohol, while in fact, only 330 lessons, (the equivalent of about 140 hours) distrib uted through nine years, is the maxi mum requirement for the whole study of physiology and hygeine, not more than one-fourth of which is ever re quired to be given to the subject of al coholic drinks and all other narcotics. Second,—The "committee of fifty charges that the laws restrict teachers as to methods to be used in teaching this subject. This again is a misrepre sentation. The most specific laws sim ply require that the subject shall be taught all pupils in all public schools that teachers shall have adequate pre paration and that teachers and pupils sljall have the same helps, including well graded books, as in other required branches. The teachers are left abso lutely unrestricted, just as in other branches, as to how they shall present the subject. Third—The committee's main points of criticism of the school literature on this subject are. th^t it teaches that ^lcohol is not a food but a poison, and that it teaches total abstinence. An examination of the 800 pages of the report of the committee shows that the committee presents no evidence to prove that alcohol is a food in the sense in which this word is commonly understood. They claim that alcohol is a food because it Is oxidized in the body and can furnish energy, but the conclusion that this proves if to bef* food is contradicted by such authori ties as Professors Abel of Johns Hop kins. von Voit of Munich, and Kuhne of Heidelberg Universities, who point out in this very report of the commit tee of fifty that mere oxidization doet not prove a substance to be a food Other recognised poisons are oxidized in the body, yet are never called foods No evidence is presented by tht committee of fifty to prove that alcoho' is not a poison, according to standard definitions of a poison, that is a sub stance whose nature it is when absorb ed into the blood to injure health and destroy life. No evidence is presented by the committee of fifty that it has secured the repeal of the natural law written in the nature of alcohol which gives it the inherent power, even in small quantities, to create an uncontrollable desire for more or that any one who attempts the beverage use of alcoholic drinks, even with meals after the day's work is done, can be sure that he will not fall a victim to the alcoholic ap petite. In view of these facts, the committee has not proved the indors ed school physiologies inaccurate in teaching total abstinence. Fourth,—The public was led to ex pect that the teachings of the indorsee' school physiologies were to be tested by the experiments conducted under the auspices of the committee of fifty, but instead, they are compared, for in stance, with the conclusion of Dr. Fothergill, an opinion written twenty three years ago. Was it because the investigations Sixth,—Careful review of the ex perimental work of the committee of fifty shows that they have not proved that the beverage use of alcohol in amounts ordinarily termed moderate is safe. Professor Gruber and others hav*1 shown that whether or not one is sus-' ceptible to alcohol can not be told until it is too late. "He finds out only by playing a game of chance with his life which is a dangerous experiment." Seventh.—The committee of fifty looking for definite results from this system of instruction, turns to old. so called evidence, gathered from, five to thirteen years ago. to sustain their claim that 'there are practically no good results. In 4°*nK so, 1 SCOTT'S EMULSION makes pale, thin children fat and chubby. Overcomes wasting tendencies and brings back ros^.cheel^ and flight eyes. It's children respond to Scott's Emulsign It contains just the .element of nourishment their little bodies need. Th6y thrive on it. Even a few drops in the baby's bottle have a notice able effect for good. Nothing better than Scott's Emulsion for growing children. We'll send you a sample free upon request. SCOTT & BOWNE, 409 Pearl Street, New York. sanitary laws imparted in the public schools. Large. o( the committee of fifty did not furnish sufficient evidence to justify their ac cusations of the Indorsed books, thai they were compelled to compare the latter with these old, exploded, medi cal opinions? Fifth,—The ^committee''of fifty's rec* ommendation. that this instruction should be confined to 'the-upper grades would be to postpone it. in many cases, until after cigarette and other bad hab its have been formed, and would de prive great numbers who have to go to work before they reach the upper school grades of any warning instruc tion- on this subject. Such a policy would be cruel discrimination against the children of the poor and suicidal for a government of the people. they the evidence presented by tb$' sus, that during the pre* years when the study of and hygiene Had become the average United -Stole* /yearn, due in ignore st een* W v It is admitted in our own and other lands, that the teaching in our public schools that alcohol injures working ability has contributed to the greater sobriety of the American workman, and to his consequent increased pro ductive ability, which is one factor in giving to our nation the commercial supremacy it now enjoys. Ifi the committee of fifty had ex amined the internal revenue reports before publishing tlieir report last June, they would have found that in the last eleven years during which tem perance instruction became quite gen eral, the per capita gain in the use of alcoholic beverages was only one-third as great as in the previous eleven years, when the stidy was just beting introduced. That there was any- in crease was undoubtedly largelyjlue to the more than 400,000 immigrant's who came annually during those years, the majority of whom used alcoholic liquors. The committee of ^fifty, in claiming that there are no results from this in struction has ignored testimony as to its beneficial results upon individuals, homes, and communities, shown by careful canvass of one of our largest states (New York), testimony which was placed in the hands of every mem ber of the committee of fift^ nearly eight months before the publication of their report. In conclusion, It should be said that the report of the committee of fifty is an unjustifiable attack upon the sys tem of temperance instruction that has helped make our nation the admira tion of the world, while the charge that the teaching of the indorsed school physiologies is unscientific is unsus tained by any evidence brough for ward. While .there is much valuable natcrial in the experimental work re-. orted by the committee, the attacks upon, thjs instruction are unwarranted by the facts and unjustifiable from the" standpoint of principle. The defense of moderate drinking by the committee of fifty is subtle and sophistical. At representatives of the mothers of the children in the public schools under his instruction, who know the good it is doing, we utter our solemn aftd imphatlc protest against any attempt o mimimize or remove it. ,We agree with the committee of fifty that they will find it no easy task to do so, and in such an effort they will be compelled to reckon with the mothers and best :itizens of the nation. ii Lillian M. N. Stevens, President. Anna A. Gordon, Vice:President-at- Susanna M. D. Fry, Cor. Secretary. Clara C. Hoffmann, Rec. Secretary. Helen M. Barker, Treasurer. Mary H. Hunt, Director of Bureau of Scientific Tcmperance Investigation and Supt. of Dept. of Scientific Tem perance Instruction. STAMPEDED FOR POLICE "Intrigue was livelier than ey.er on Tuesday night," Edward N. Vallandig iam writes, in his story in The January Pearson's of Polk's unexpected nomina ion. "The friends of Cass believed that le could be nominated next morning, ind were struggling hard to win votes, lut it was only natural that the Van 3uren men should be unwilling to see he next highest candidate win, particu arly as some of his supporters had been nost eager to adopt the fatal two-thirds •ule. The movement to Polk, ndeed. seems to have been at least 's much against Cass as against Van Buren. "When morning came, the appeal from he decision of the chair was not press id. On the eighth ballot there were for ty-four votes from New England and he south for Polk. Van Buren had 104 and Cass 114. While the ninth ballot was in progress the New York delega ion asked leave to withdraw for con sultation and left the hall just in time to prevent a personal colloquy between 1 southern member and Mr. Young of New York, who had spoken bitterly of Mr. Calhoun as the Nero who was iddling while Rome burned. When the New Yorkers returned, Mr. Butler read 1 letter of withdrawal from Mr. Van Buren. and the convention cheered as New York then cast thirty-five of her hirty-six votes for Polk. Then follow ed the first of many stampedes in the history of national'conventions. Dele gation after delegation changed its vote *:o Polk, and he was nominated almost 'jy ^cclathation. The south had won.' SILHOUETTE PHOTOGRAPHY. Pearson's Magazine for January has an article on Silhouette Photography that wilt interest all amateur photog raphers. With the increasing preva lence of the photographic fad any new idea is welcome, and while there isj verily nothing new under the sun, and tips is only an old idea, revived, yet soch progress has been made that it might almost called it. new art. The ItttMtrations »^ow what dainty and ar effeet# be qtaafaed in $H tes» -and some very good the 10 it of irefi etc #ay. picnic »n^|i rd Hurry, is tafltft )th which he t» Financial and Dietetic Vain* el* Growing American Crop. One medical writer says: The more mellow apples one eats the bettre, provided they be taken at meal# time. It is best of all to eat fruit be fore meals, and as freely as you like. This will prevent loading the system with a heavy weight of less digestible food. Senator Vest says that 1 if a m^n wishes to live long, and be able to keep up his work, he must eat not less than one apple with every noon lunch we are not sure but he said half a dozen. The 110-breakfast fad tells us that we must not only go without the morning meal, but that we must live much more largely upon fruit. Some of its disciples insist that the apple may be taken in the place of the Ordinary breakfast. John Wesley once referred to apple dumplings as an illustration of the alarming ad vance of luxuries in England. Charles Lamb quotes a friend who says that "a man cannot have a pure mind who re fuses apple dumplings," and Dr. John son speaks of a clergyman of his ac quaintance who brought his family up almost altogether on this Anglo-Saxorf combination. We have recollections of dumplings which might accord with the opinion of Lamb and then we have rec ollections of other dumplings which might have bckn ro the origin of Calvin ism. It must be borne in mind that the ideal apple is one that is fit to be eaten raw. yet the glorious old Spitzenburg is only fit for the cook—in whose hands it becomes the very perfection of pie apples. The nineteenth century went out with a marvelous evolution of new sorts of fruits of all kinds, but there was noth ing in the list to exceed the delicious juices of the Northern Spy, the Macin tosh Red, the Shannon, or the Stuart's Golden. There is nothing in the world to ex ceed the beauty Qf the apple blossom while the air is laden with an exquisite perfume that has charmed a hundred generatibns—has added to the poesy the love and the comfort of Greek, of Ro man and Briton. But if there be any*" thing more beautiful than the apple in blossom it is the same tree loaded down with crimson and golden fruit. Then it is that the apple touches human na ture and wakens in the housekeeper the highest conception of the science' and the fine art of dietetics. CURE A COLD IN ONE DAY. Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All druggists refund the money if it tails to cure. E. W. Grove's signature is on each box. 25c. STATE CAPITOL EXTENSION Office of the Capitol Commission, Bismarck, North Dakota, Ne ^yember 16th, 1903. NOTICE TO BUILDERS. Sealed proposals will be received by he Capitol Commission at their office tin the capitol building at Bismarck, N. D., until 1 o'clock p. m., Tuesday Jan. t2th, 1904. For the erection and completion of the proposed North Wing to the State Capitol also making certain changes tnd alterations in the old building. Separate bids with certified checks tccompanying each, will be submitted as follows: First—For the general contract for the new building check $5,000.00. Second—For the general contract for the old building included in above. Third—For the plumbing, $500.00. Fourth—For furnishing and installing ne passenger elevator. $500.00. Fifth—For the electric wiring, $300.00. All the above checks to be made pay tble to the order of Frank White, gov ernor and chairman of the commission, ind will be given as a guarantee of jood faith, that the contractor whose bid ihall. be accepted wili enter into con ract at the price named in his bid. And also that he will within a rea sonable time furnish a good and ap proved surety bond, in a sum equal to he amount of the contract price and in trict accordance with chapter 133 of the .aws of 1901, of the state of North )akota, for the faithful execution of lie contract, otherwise the check to be rfeited. Contractors will have until 'Dec. 1st, which to complete all con tacts. Plans and specifications are on file, tnd may be seen at the office of the capitol commission at Bismarck, N. D. \t the office of the Builders' Exchange, it St. Paul, Minn., and at the office of .VL E. Beebe, architect, 618 First Ave lue North, Fargo, N. D. The right is hereby reserved to reject my and all bids. By order of the capi o)l commission. FRANK WHITE, Governor. F- PORTER, Secretary of State. H. L. HOLMES, Auditor. Capitol Commission. (9. *5, '03 to Jan. 11. '04. Inc.) .PR0P03,Ajt S O DEPOSIT OF STATE1 Bismarck, N. D„ Dec. i, 1903. The state board of auditors will con iider, January 13, 1904, proposals in accordance with the Ofoviftions of Sec cion 237 of the Revised Codes, from in* national or state bank oi the state frij^hes to be a depfri^tory for 1 'a for the ensuing ttyb years, that are at Bi will Ijwt Js/no matte#' all sue Secret INCREASED USE OF APPLES.I®*®*®#®*®*®*®*®*®*®*®*®*5*®*®*®*®4®*®*®*®*®*®*®! 5,7' 'ter") s lilt lift ©•©•©•©•©•S)#® •S#® TJLe SERVICE rOR YUUK InUJNfcY RATE MARTIN HMVOli Prealdcot MARTI* HBOTOB* B. «. LBW1S, PresMeat. J. W. SMITH, Prealdeat. 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