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THE REGISTER
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.

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