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LAMAR, .... COLORADO. The Number of "None." It Is not from disregard of derivation that the speech iu In any serious danger. Much more harmful is the deference mis takenly paid to it. From this results, says a writer in Harper’s Magazine, not unfrequently a pedantic and even pain ful mode of expression in opposition to the best usage, and that, too, without the slightest counterbalancing advantage. A remarkable illustration of this can be seen in the case of none us the subject of a plurul veib. When nnd where tho outbreak of hostility to this usage first manifested itself it may not be easy to determine. Apparently it was not until of late that anyone ever thought seriously of questioning the pro priety of the construction. But the fact seems suddenly to have dawned upon the mind of 'ome student of speech that none was u con traction of no one. Tho processes of logic were at once set in motion. No one is exclusively confined in its con struction to the singular; it cannot be used with a verb iu the plural, in thut all would agree. The conclusion was at once drawn that the word derived from it must be exactly in the same situ ation. It was therefore highly improper to use none us the subject of a plurul verb, it is needless to say to any per son who has made himself fanilllur with the best usage, either written or spoken, thut none has been and is employed in differently os a singular and a plural; If unythlng, more frequently in the lat ter number thuii in the former. The study of our best writers settles thut point decisively. It is in the power of anyone to decide the question for •him self; and it wiii make little difference what is the work he takes up. At Miletus, Paul tells his followers of the Lunds and afflictions which awaits him at Jerusalem. "But none of these things move me," he continues, according to the authorized version which adopts here the translation of the passage as found in some of the earlier sixteenth century versions. "None deny there Is a God," said Bacon in Ills essay on Atheism, "but those for whom it nuik eth that there were no God.” "None are for me,” Shakespeare puts in the * mouth of itlchard 111., "thut look into me with considerate eyes." “None are seen to do it but tho people,” wrote Mil ton in his "Tenure of Kings and Magis trates." A magazine cannot be turned into a dictionary of quotations, other wise It would be easy to fill page after page with examples of the ut-e of none as the subject of a plural verb, taken from the best writers of the language of every period, und indeed fiom writers of every grude of distinction from tho highest to the lowest. International Limitations. President Buchanan, when asked to protest ngainst certain alleged acts of cruelty charged against the papul gov ernment in 1858, announced through Lewis Cass, secretary of state, that this government would not intervene in the affairs of another where the interven tion involved an Impeachment of the government addressed. The rule then formulated, states Youth's Companion, has, with few exceptions, since con trolled the dealings of this government with other countries in such matters. Secretary Hoot has applied it to the situ ation in the Congo region. A congress man having urged him to institute an inquiry into the situation, with a view to correcting admitted abuses, he replied that the United States has no power under any treaty or agreement to pro pose an inquiry, and no treaty right to participate in any international conference on the subject. There will be tens of thousands of persons in tho country who will regret most deeply that this government is powerless to act in the matter. A great many of them, doubtless, will urge that humanity requires thut a strong remonstrance be made, even if there is uo right to intervene. In former times there would have been little hesitation on the part of congress to pass resolu tions, and not very much on the part of the state department to express sympa thy with oppressed peoples in any part of the world. Since the United States became a "world power,” and to a cer tain extent entaDgled In world politics, greater circumspection has been re quired. American diplomatists cannot express their minds regarding the con duct of other governments quite so free ly as they used to do. On the whole, tho fact that we are obliged to conform to the rules of diplomatic and internation al etiquette is not to be deplored, al though in this case a vast majority of Americans will regret that Secretary Hoot is officially tongue-tied. After vaccinated lap dogs, silver bath tubs for toy spaniels, gum shoes, per fumed cushions, witchhazel nose and eye washes, made-to-measure mackin toshes and pyjamas for the dyspeptic pets of the rich women of New York, as brought into public notice by the recent show at the Waldorf-Astoria, there seemed little left in the way of idiotic extravagance. The limit then set has been surpassed by one woman, who sent to Paris for seven pairs—one for each day in the week—of handmade bath slippers for her King Charles spaniel. Mayor Thomas L. Reilly, of Meriden, Conn., after being three months in office, has given up Ills job. Mr. Reilly was chosen in a close contest. Beforo election he was a newspaper man. lie ran several professional baseball teams. He says "the occupation of mayoring has them all beaten to a frazzle.” Since coming into office ho has been harassed to distraction by office seekers. This will doubtless serve ns a warning to newspaper men to re frain from seeking or accepting the of fice of mayor. SLUGGER SENTENCED. Recorder Goff Denounces Strike Vio lence. New York.—Recorder Goff, in the Court of General Sessions, sentenced Frank Hawkins to the penitentiary for one year Thursday, and gave strikers in general some advice. Hawkins, who is an iron worker, and was at one time associated with "Sam” Parks, was con victed of assaulting Samuel Anderson. In passing sentence Recorder Goff said: "As a Judge, I deem it important to say to jou that the evidence in this case clearly points to a conspiracy of which you .were one of the conspira tors to take this man Anderson, and to assault him because he was working insteud of the men on strike. That he was assaulted and brutally beaten and perhaps permanently injured, there can be no question. "That man Anderson has just as much freedom and right to work as you had to refuse to work, and while it is in evidence that you showed thut this man took the bread out of your children's mouths, you took the bread out of his children's mouths, and his children were just as dear to him as yours were to you. “You disabled him, practically speak ing, from earning bread for his chil dren, and surely you, as a man. can not claim that he loved his children less than you love yours. "The law gives you and every work ingman the right to organize for the betterment of your condition; the right to sell your labor to the highest bid der; the right to refuse to labor for anyone that you don't like; the right to withhold your work except on condi tions that are agreeuble to you. "The law even goes so far as to ex tend to you the right to persuade other men to adopt the si me course, but when men representing organized la bor step over the very broad and gen erous provisions of the law and us? violence as an argument to enforce their views, for their fellow men. then the law is violated nnd not only the rights of the individual are trampled upon, but the peace and safety of the community are in danger.” TIMBER AND GRAZING. Gzlcc and Fees Will Reach Half z. Million. Washington.—ln response to the Hey burn resolution calling far informa tion concerning receipts of the forest service from sales of timber and rental of reservation lands and disposition of funds, the secretary of agriculture has sent a statement to the Senate show ing receipts from February. 1905. when the forest control was placed In the Agricultural Department, to March 31, 1906. The total amount collected from sales of timber, fines for timber tres pass. grazing on forest reserves nnd for conct ssions was $317,875. Expenditures for wages of rangers, care and preservation of forests. $44.- 512, leaving available in the forest re serve service* fund $273,363. Receipts during the period named from Utah were $11,200 from sales of timber, and $3,402 from grazing fees; Colorado, $77,269 from sales of tim ber. and $2,587 from grazing fees; Idaho, $9,370 from sales of timber, and $3,422 from grazing fees; Wyoming. $23,132 from sales of timber, and $644 front grazing fees. The secretary estimates that the en tire receipts for the current fiscal year will be: From sales of timber, $215,- 000, and from grazing fees $306,500. KANSAS TORNADO Destroys Church and Many Dwelling Houses. Wichita. Kan.—A special to the Ea gle says that a tornado occurred at 6 o'clock Friday evening at Stafford. Several persons were Injured, seven houses and a church were destroyed and many other buildings were dam aged. The storm came from the southwest, passed over the business part of the tow'n without damage, first striking two blocks east of Main street. Here the home of Fred Tanner and the par sonage of the Congregational church were demolished. The Quaker church wns blown down, the debris falling upon the home of Mrs. Ella Granger, which was also de stroyed. Mrs. Granger was injured, but not seriously. Another tornado is reported at Bush ton, thirty miles north of Stafford. Several residences and other buildings were blown down. No one was re ported injured. Wires are down and little information can be obtained from Bushton. Three Philippine Railways. Washington.—Preparations are be ing made for the early beginning of work on the railroads to be built in the islands of Pansy, Negros and Cebu, in the Philippines, concessions for the construction of which were recently granted to a syndicate. According to information reaching the War Depart ment, engineers nnd n force of men will be sent to the Philippines on one of the vessels leaving the Pacific const for Manila at an early date. The concession provides for nbout 100 miles of railroad on each of the three Islands named. It is expected that na tive labor will be utilized to the great est possible extent. Suffering from Hunger. Naples.—No such scenes have pre vailed in modern times as those wit nessed on the streets of Naples and en virons within the Inst forty-eight hours. Fugitives from the villages of Otta jano, Boso. Case, and others, de stroyed or partially destroyed by the eruption, have made their way to Na ples. Most of them are without other resources than the clothing on their backs. Naples at all times, as Ameri can tourists well know, has a horde of beggars, but now the well-to-do vil lagers of yesterday are begging for bread. It is estimated that 250,000 people are homeless and destitute. Washington.—A resolution provid ing for the election of senators by di rect vote of the people lias been fa vorably acted upon by the House com mittee on election of President, vice president and representatives In Con gress. The resolution, which was in troduced by Mr. Morris of Nebraska, makes the term of members of the House four years instead of two. Both propositions are to be accomplished by amendments to the constitution. Rea sons why the term of members should be four years are stated to be because no party can inaugurate its policy in two years. NEED MUCK RAKE BUT REFORMERS MUST ALWAYS BE TRUTHFUL. THE PRESIDENT S ADDRESS Deals With Greed, Dishonesty and Cor ruption—Would Curb Excessive For tunes by Progressive Taxation. Washington.—The laying of the cor erstonc of the office building for the house of representatives with solemn Masonic ceremonies Saturday after noon was made notable by the pres ence of the President of the United States and many of the Cabinet, by the Supreme Court, by the representa tives of foreign governments, by Con gress and a large proportion ot Wash ington’s population. A number of ladies, were on the President’s stand, among them being Mrs. Roosevelt, Sirs. Nicholas I»ng worth, Mrs. Cowles, sister of the President, and Mrs. Fairbanks. Upon the arrival of the grand lodge of Masons of the District of Columbia, with Walter A. Brown, grand master, at their head, the ceremony of laying the cornerstone began. A hermetically sealed box con taining and Inside copper box with glass top was then placed in position so that the stone would completely envelop it. The box contained numer ous articles, books, . pictures, auto graphs, etc. After music and an address by Grand Master Brown, the President was in'reduced by Speaker Cannon and delivered an address on "The Muck Rake Brigade," saying: "In ‘Pilgrim’s Progress’ the man with the muck rake is set forth as the example of him whose vision is fixed on carnal instead of on spiritual things. Yet he also typifies the man who in this life constantly refuses to see aught that is lofty, and fixes his eyes with solemn intent ness only on that which is vile and debasing. "Now it is very necessary that we should not flinch from seeing what is vile and debasing. There is filth on the floor, and it must be scraped up with the muck rake; and there are times and places where tills service is the most needed of all services that can be performed. "But the man who never does any thing else, who never thinks or speaks or writes, save of his feats with tho muck rake, speedily becomes not a help to society, not an incitement to good, but one of the most potent forces for evil. "There are in the body politic, eco nomic and social, many and grave evils, and there is urgent necessity for the sternest war upon them. “There should he relentless exposure of, and attack upon every evil man, whether political or business man, every evil practice, whether in politics, in business or in social life. I hail as a benefactor every writer or speaker, every man. who on- the platform, or in book. Mngazlne or newspaper, who with merciless severity makes such at tack, provided always that he in his turn remembers that the attack is of use only if it is absolutely truthful. "The Bar is no whit better than the thief, and if his mendacity takes the form of slander, he may be worse than most thieves. "It puts a premium upon knavery untruthfully to attack an honest man, or eveifcwith hysterical exaggeration to assail a had inan with untruth. An epidemic of indiscriminate assault upon character does no good, but very great harm. The soul of every scoun drel is gladdened whenever an honest man is assailed, or even when a scoun drel is untruthfully assailed. "At this moment we are passing through a period of great unrest —so- cial. political, and industrial unrest. It is of the utmost importance for our future that this should prove to be not the unresc of mere rebelliousness against life, of mere dissatisfaction with the inevitable inequality of condi tions. but the unrest of a resolute and eager ambition to secure the better ment of the individual and the nation. “So far as this movement of agita tion throughout the country takes the form of a fierce discontent with evil, whether in industry or politics, the feeling Is to be heartily welcomed as a sign of healtny life. “It is important to this people to grapple with the problems connected with the amassing of enormous for tunes. and the use of these fortunes, both corporate and individual, in busi ness. We should discriminate in the sharpest way between fortunes well won and fortunes ill won; between those gained as an incident to perform ing a great service to the community as a whole, ami those gained in evil fashion by keeping just within the lim its of mere law-honesty. "Of course no amount of charity in spending such fortunes in any way compensates lor misconduct In mak ing them. "As a matter of personal conviction and without pretending to discuss the details, or formulate the system. I feel that we shall ultimately have to consider tfje adoption of some such scheme as that of a progressive tax on all fortunes beyond a certain amount, either given In life or devised or bequeathed upon death, to any in dividual —a tax so framed as to put it out of the power of the owner of one of these enormous fortunes to hand on more than a certain nmount to any one individual; the tax. of course, to bo imposed by the national, and not the state government. "Such taxation should, of course, he nimed merely at the inheritance or transmission in their entirety of those fortunes swollen beyond all healthy limits. "The men of wealth who to-day are trying tc prevent the regulation and control of their business in the inter est of the public by the proper govern ment authorities, will not succeed, in my judgment, in checking the progress of the movement. But if they did suc ceed. they would find that they had sown tlie wind and would surely reap the whirlwind, for they would ulti mately provoke the violent excesses which accompany n reform coming by convulsion, ins-lead of by steady and natural growth. ’ On the other hand, the wild preach ers of unrest and discontent, the wild agitators against the entire existing order, the men who act crookedly, whether because of sinister design or from mere puzzle-headedness; the men who preacn destruction without pro posing any substitute for what they In tend to destroy, or who propose a sub stitute which would be far worse than the existing evils —all these men are the most dangerous opponents of real reform. "More important than aught else is he development of the broad sympathy of man for man. COLORADO NEWS ITEMS Subscriptions to the stock of the new Boulder hotel are coming in rapidly. A case of trichinosis is reported in Bolder. Cook your pork thoroughly if you would be immune. The trustees of the Methodist church at Fort Collins have placed an order for a $4,000 pipe organ. The bodies of eight unidentified vic tims of the Adobe railroad wreck were burled at Pueblo on the 7th Inst. General Nelson A. Miles, comman der-in-chief of the American army, is to deliver the commencement address at the State University in Boulder June §th. D. Carolus Duran has finished paint ing his portrait of the Pope, which ex- Empress Eugenia will present as a wedding gift to Princess Ena, fiance of King Alfonso of Spain. James Cannon, Jr., formerly presi dent of the Northern Coal Company, died at Denver on the 10th inst. .after a lingering illness. He is survived by his widow and two children. A case of leprosy is reported to have been discovered in Las Animas county, the victim being a Japanese miner em ployed In the Majestic coal mine, six teen miles north of Trinidad. He was promptly isolated and will probably be deported. Prince William of Schaumburg- Lippe died of heart failure April 4th, at his castle at Nachod, Bohemia. His daughter-in-law. Princess Louise, a daughter of the King of Denmark, died five hours later of meningitis at the same castle. Triplets, all girls, were born to Mr. and Mrs. C. Gonzales of Watervale in Las Animas county April Cth. A pic ture of the family will be taken and sent to President Roosevelt. Each of tho children weighed seven pounds and all ore strong and healthy. The Santa Fe Railroad Company at Canon City is building a three mile ex tension to its branch line that now runs to the United States Smelting & Refining Company, north of the city, in order to reach the mines of the Royal Gorge Coal (fjmpaay. Representative Brooks has appointed Joseph E. McCoomhs. captain of the high school battalion of Colorado Springs, as a cadet in the West Point Military Academy. As alternates he appointed George D. Kimbrough of Central City and Lyman T. Elwell of Pueblo. The Business Men’s Association of Pueblo has decided to call a conven tion of delegates from all the connnei cial clubs and kindred organizations in Colorado within thirty days to con sider having a law enacted at the next session of the Legislature providing for a railroad commission and defining its duties. The Colorado Portland Cement Com pany has accepted so many orders from the government and railroads that It has been obliged to order new engines, boilers, kilns and mills that will increase the capacity to about 1,000,000 barrels per year. This new machinery will be in place Inside of ninety days. The body of D. R. Hickey, foreman of the Green Mountain mill at Silver ton. was found April 7th in the engine room of the mill, where it had lain buried under twenty-five feet of snow since March 16th. when the great slide came down. Death was evidently In stantaneous, the dead man still clutch ing his pipe in his hand. A tariff reduction of 25 cents a ton on coal mined by the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company in Fremont county to points outside of the state, went into effect on the Santa Fe April 7th. The new tariff, together with the order for millions of tons from the East, insures steady employment of nearly 2,000 men <n Fremont county this year. Governor Stokes of New Jersey has signed the bill passed by the Legisla ture to substitute electrocution for hanging. The measure takes effect March 11, 1907. At the instance of ,Prlson Keeper Osborne, who declared lie would resign rather than take hu man life, the hill was so amended to enable the principal keeper to employ a deputy. Virgil G. Bogue. chief engineer of the Western Pacific railway, has is sued a circular letter, asking contrac tors throughout the United States to submit bids for the immediate con struction of 110 miles of road bed and track. This section is to begin at the point where Nevada and Utah join and run to Deeth, a small settlement on tho Humboldt river. The latest railroad company to file incorporation papers with the secre tary of state is the Golden Pacific Itailroad Company, which proposes to build a line of railroad from Golden in Jefferson county, to Bergen park. Interested in the project are George N. Davenport, Charles L. Dyer, James R. Mitchell and E. A. Stephens. The capitalization is $1,000,000. Over 700 applications for liquor li censes were received In the office or the state treasurer in the week ending April 7th nnd before the month closes it is believed 1.200 will be in. With each application comes $25, the license the state requires front all who s 11 intoxicating liquor. This rush of bus!* ness is due to the fact that about half the licenses issued in the state ex pired on April Ist. Charges of fraud, malice and willful deceit In appropriating $6,475 from the treasury of the Fidelity Savings Asso ciation of Denver have been made against Gibson W. Campbell, who was secretary of the defunct concern a few months before Its failure In July, 1904. The allegations of the use of the funds of the association without the knowl edge or consent of the officers and di ectors are made by Receiver R. H. Malone in a suit filed in the District Court at Denver. Sam Hupps, one of the famous team of rock drillers known as the “terrible Swedes," died at Ouray on tho 13th inst. from concussion of the brain oc casioned by a fall from the doorstep in tront of his own homo. He was thirty-eight years of age and leaves a wife and several children. With his partner, Otis Lindstrom, he was to have participated in the world's cham pionship double-hand drilling contest at the Elks’ carnival in Denver the coming summer. Vienna dispatches state that peace between the crown and the Hungar ians has been concluded and the par liamentary crisis is over. Premier Fejervarv has resigned and Alexander Wekerle has been appointed premier with a mandate to form a conciliatory Cabinet for Hungary. Secretary of State Cowio will shortly issue a revised brand book which will be sold to the stockmen of the state at cost of publication. The system of in dexing will be the same as that In us? at the office of brand Inspector. About 40,000 brands are recorded at the office of '.lie secretary of state. SIGNS OF SPRINGTIME AS SEEN IN COUNTRY AND CITY The Surest Are the Advent of Fish Worms and Sassafras Tea—' Groundhog is Antiquated. "Why some people put their money on the groundhog when seeking signs of the coming of spring, 1 never knew,” said a rnan wise In his own con ceit to the New York Sun. "For a good many years I have read about the boy with a top, or marbles as being surer harbingers of the vernal season than the advent of the robin or the budding of the crocus, but I don’t put more faith in either than in the groundhog. "I have seen boys spinning tops in New York for the last three months. Of course, the past winter has been out of the ordinary run. To see tops, how ever, is no indication that fish are get ting hungry. "The marble in the city is not a sign of bluebirds. Not by a long flight. And I don’t know when I ever saw a boy roll a hoop in Manhattan. That used to be a sign of spring. "The city boy, of course, knows nothing about resurrecting fish bait. Rise Liars, And Salute Your Queen Ho AM Ye Faithful Followers of Ananias GIVE EAR! A Ycang Girl said to a Ccoking School Teacher in New York: “If You moke One Statement as False as That, Ail You have said about Foods is Absolutely Unreliable.” This burst of true American girl indig nation was caused by the teacher saying that Grape-Nuts, the popular pre-digest ed food, v/as made of stale bread shipped in and sweetened. The teacher colored up and changed the subject. There Is quite an assortment of travel ing and stay-at-home members of the tribe of Ananias who tell their false hoods for a variety of reasons. In the spring It is the custom on a cat tle ranch to have a “round up,’’ and brand the cattle, so we are going to have a "round up,” and brand these cattle an 1 place them In their proper pastures. FIRST PASTURE. Cooking school teachers—this includes "teachers 11 who have ap plied to us for a weekly pay if they would say "something nice” about Grape-Nuts and Postum,and when we have declined to hire them to do this they get waspy and show their true colors. This also includes “demonstra tors” and "lecturers” sent out by a certain Sanitarium to sell foods made there, and these people In structed by the small-be-whis kered doctor —the head of the In stitution —to tell these prevarica tions (you can speak the stronger word if you like). This same little doctor conducts a small magazine In which there is a department of "answers to correspondents," many of the questions as well as the answers being written by the aforesaid doctor. In this column some time ago appeared the statement: "No, we cannot recommend the use of Grape-Nuts for it it .othing but bread with glucose poured over it.” Right then he showed his badge as a member of the tribe of Ananias. He may have been a member for Borne time before, and so he has caused these “lecturers” to de scend into the ways of the tribe wherever they go. When the young lady in New York put the "iron on” to this "teacher” and branded her right we sent SIO.OO to the girl for her pluck and bravery. SECOND PASTURE. Editors of “Trade" papers known as grocers’ papers. Remember, we don’t put the brand on all, by any means. Only those that require it. These mem bers of the tribe have demanded that we carry advertising in their papers and when we do not consid er itadvisable they institute a cam paign of vituperation and slander, printing from time to time manu factured slurs on Postum or Grape- Nuts. When they go far enough we set our legal force at work and hale them to the judge to answer. If the pace has been hot enough to throw some of these "cattle” over on their backs, feet tied and "bel lowing,” do you think we should be blamed? They gambol around with tails held high and jump stiff legged with a very "cocky” air while they have full range, but when the rope Is thrown over them "it’s different.” Should we untie them because they bleat soft and low? Or should we put the iron on, so that people will know the brand? Let’s keep them In this pasture, anyhow. “ There’s a Reason” for Grape-Nmts and Post\im In the country the first fishing worm Is a sure pointer that the backbone of winter has been strained. "It Is in the home in the country where there is a watchful grand mother and several children, that the best sign of spring Is found. 1 do not know where the grandmother gets her prescience, but It is unerring. “At the very first rising of the sap. In fact, before vegetation feels the first thrill of renewing life, the grandmother has the intimation. When she makes sassafras tea. then indeed do you know that spring is nigh. "Occasionally you will find a street peddler in the city with bunches of sas safras bark for sale, and you may have noticed that such peddlers are not of the ordinary type. “The sassafras dealer on the streets is always a motherly looking woman with an apron and a bonnet that Is never seen in the shops, or a paternal looking individual who has chin whis kers. Country appearances and sassa gras go together. "If 1 were making a book on the weather spring weather —-I would hike to the country and wait for the grandmother to steep her sassafras for tea. Then I would jump back to the city and make predictions that would cause the weather man to quit his job and find other means of livelihood.” THIRD PASTURE. Now we come to a frisky lot, the "Labor Union” editors. You know (low’ll Til Texas a weed called "Loco” is sometimes eaten by a steer and produces a derangement of the brain that makes the steer “batty’’ or crazy. Many of these editors are “Locoed” from hate of anyone who will not instantly obey the "demands” of a labor unlcn. and it is the universal habit of such writers togostrulghtlnto a system of personal vilification, manufac turing any sort of falsehood through which to vent their spleen. We assert that the common citizen has a right to live and breathe air without asking permission of the labor trust and this has brought down on us the hate of these edi tors. When they go far enough with their libels, is it harsh for us to get judgment against them nnd have our lawyers watch for a chance to attach money due them from others? (For they are usual ly irresponsible.) Keep your eye out for the "Lo coed” editor. Now let all these choice specimens take notice: We will deposit one thousand or fifty thousand dollars to be covered by a like amount from them, or any one of them, and If there was ever one ounce of old bread or any other ingredient different than our selected wheat and barley with a little salt and yeast used In the making of Grape-Nuts, we will lose the money. Our pure food factories are open at all times to visitors, and thousands pass through each month, inspecting every department and every process. Our fac tories are so clean that one could, with good relish, eat a meal from the floors. The work people, both men and wom en, are of the highest grade In the state of Michigan, and according to the state labor reports, are the highest paid in the state for similar work. Let us tell you exactly what you will see when you Inspect the manufacture of Grape-Nuts. You will find tremendous elevators containing the choicest wheat and barley possible to buy. These grains are carried through long convey ers to grinding mills, and there convert ed into flour. Then the machines make selection of the proper quantities of this flour in the proper proportion and these parts are blended into a general flour which passes over to the big dough mix ing machines, there water, salt and a lit tle yeast are added and the dough knead ed the proper length of time. Remember that previous to the barley having been ground it was passed through about one hundred hours of soaking In water, then placed on warm floors and slightly sprouted, developing the diastase in the barley, whidh changes the starch in the grain into a form of sugar. Now after we have passed It into dough and it has been kneaded long enough, it is moulded by machinery into loaves about 18 inches long and 5 or t> inches In diameter. It is put into this shape for convenience in second cooking. These great loaves are sliced by ma chinery and the slices placed on wire trays, these trays, in turn, placed on great steel trucks, and rolled into the second ary ovens, each perhaps 75 or 80 feet long. There the food is subjected to a long low heat and the starch which has not been heretofore transformed Is turned into a form of sugar generally known as Post Sugar. It can be seen glistening on the granules of Grape-Nuts if held toward the light, and this sugar is not poured over or put on the food as these prevari cators ignorantly assert. On the con trary the sugar exudes from the interior of each little granule during the process of manufacture, and reminds one of the little white particles of sugar that come out on the end of a hickory log after It has been sawed off and allowed to stand for a length of time. This Post Sugar is tlie most digestible food known for human use. 11 is so per fectln its adaptability that mothers with very young infants will pour a little warm milk over two or three spoonfuls of Grape-Nuts, thus washing the sugar off from the granules and carrying it with English Egg-Laying Contest. Consul Daniels reports from Shef field a novel egg-laying competition at the Lady Warwick Ladles’ Agricul tural College. The conclusions reached are that breed does not govern so much as the laying strain or families of a breed highly developed as egg pro ducers. The pen of four Buff Orping tons led from October ICth to Novem ber ICth by producing forty-nine eggs, and again on November 16th to Decem ber 16th with 120 eggs. One thing the present competition shows is tho little help it is to birds to be what show enthusiasts call "beautifully marked, ' for as often as not It Is tho ordinary looking competitor, birds a show judge would laugh at, that have the biggest total of eggs to their credit. In the winter laying competition what stands a bird in good stead is not that its father was the winner of a medal, but that Its mother and grandmother were wonderful layers, and that its male parents also came from a good laying strain. It’s a wise mining stock that knows its own par. "Say. Dick, what is this new fad they call phonetic spelling?” "It’s the kind, Jim, they used to flog you and me at school lor using.” the milk to the bottom of the dish. Then this milk charged with Post Sugar is fed to the infants producing the most satis factory results, for the baby has rood that it can digest quickly und will go otf to sleep well fed and contented. When baby gets two or three months old It is the custom of some mothers to allow the Grape-Nuts to soak in tho milk a little longer and become mushy, whereupon a little of the food can be fed in addition to the milk containing tho washed off sugar. It is by no means manufactured for a. baby food, but these facts are stated as an illustration of a perfectly digestible food. It furnishes the energy and strength for the great athletes. It is in common use by physicians in their own families and among their patients, and can bo seen on tho table of every flrst-ciasa college in the land. We quote from the London Lancet analysis as follows: "The basis of nomenclature of this preparation is evidently an American pleasantry, since ’Grape-Nuts’ Is derived solely from cereals. The preparatory process undoubtedly' converts the food constituents Into a much more digestible condition than in the raw cereal. This is evident from the remarkable solubil ity of the preparation, no less than one half of it being soluble in cold water. The soluble part contains chiefly dextrin and no starch. In appearance ‘Grape- Nuts’ resembles fried bread-crumbs. The grains are brown and crisp, with a pleas ant taste not unlike slightly burnt malt. According to our analysis the following is the composition of ‘Grape-Nuts:* Moisture, 6.02 per cent; mineral matter, 2.01 percent; fat, I.CO per cent; protelds, 15.00 per cent; soluble carbohydrates, etc., 40.40 per cent; and unaltered car bohydrates (Insoluble), 25.97 per cent. The features worthyofnotein this analy sis are the excellent proportion of pro teid, mineral matters, and’soluble car bohydates per cent. The mineral matter was rich In phosphoric acid. ’Grape- Nuts’ Is described as a brain and nerve food, whatever that may be. Our analy sis, at any rate, shows that it is a nutrl tive of a high order, since it contains me constituents of a complete food in very satisfactory and rich proportion and in an easily assimilable state.” An analysis made by the Canadian Government some time ago shows that t.rape-Nuts contains nearly ten times the digestible elements contained In or dinary cereals, and foods, and nearly twice the amount contained In any other food analyzed. The analysis is familiar to practically every successful physician in America und London. We print this statement in order that the public may know the exact facts up on which we stake our honor and will back it with any amount of money that any person or corporation will put up. We propose to follow some of these choice specimens of the tribe of Ananias. When you hear a cooking school teach er or any other person assert that either I’ostum or Grape-Nuts are made of any other ingredients than those printed on the packages and as we say they are made, send us the name and address, also name of two or three witnesses, and if the evidence is clear enough to get a judgment we will right that wrong quickly. Our business has always been conduct ed on as high a grade of human intelli gence as we are capable of, and we pro pose to clear the deck of these prevari cators and liars whenever and wherever they can be found. Attention is again called to the gen eral and broad invitation to visitors to go through our works, where they will be shown the most minute process and de vice in order that they may understand how pure and clean and wholesome Grape-Nuts and Postum are. There is an old saying among business men that there is some chance to train a fool, but there is no room for a liar, for you never can tell where you are. and we hereby servo notice on all the mem bers of this ancient tribe or Ananias that they may follow their calling in other lines, but when they put forth their lies about Grape-Nuts and Postum, we pro pose to give them an opportunity to an swer to the proper authorities. The New Y'ork girl wisely said that if a person would lie about one item, it brands the whole discourse as absolutely unreliable. Keep your iron ready and brand these "mavericks” whenever you find them running loose.