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UNCLE SAM Is the heaviest egg eat
er in the world, in fact, so fond is
the old U. S. A. of the hen product
that another century may see the
deposition of the bald-headed eagle
and the crooning of another feath
ered monarch.
These United States eat 154.000,000
eggs each day—l.oßo,ooo,ooo a week
—4,620,000,000 a mouth —56,160,000,-
000 a year.
Every man, woman and child in the country con
sumes a little over an egg and a half each day. If
you, personally dislike eggs for food there is some one
else in some pnrt of America who puts three away as
a foundation for ills or her breakfast coffee.
Easter week, the biggest egg occasion the year
‘round, sees the consumption of about two billion eggs
—violet, pink, crimson, purple, yellow and some green.
That the egg will displace all others as the national
food tidbit is the prognostication of those who earn
their livings by raising chickens. Chicago, alone, with
less than two million population, Easter week last, put
away 60.000.000 eggs. So greedy was the Windy city
about this article of diet that lots of other portions of
the United States which secure their allotment of hen
fruit from the market at the city by the lake had
to go egg I ess Easter.
Jim I’atten's wheat corner will be a mere baga
telle alongside of the movement of the man who
can corner eggs. Small egg corners are frequent,
however. Cold stornge men often lay aside sev
eral millions In a semi-frozen state and hold them
for nine months or so, dumping them on the mar
ket when the price is in the clouds.
But the cold storage egg is inferior because
the fresh egg advocate argues the chlcklet has
a chance to grow n little before the yellow inside
freezes, thus storing up nasnl evidence against
the purity of the product.
For the housewife in the big city there is un
everyday opportunity to effect a coup, for when
she can find a producer who sells “eggs laid fresh
to-day.” she considers herself a model of wifely
devotion. Hut as there is no smell on the outside
of the shell there are often lots of angry glances
from the male partner in the household, which
are born of the unborn chick.
The length of time that an egg will keep fresh
is governed by the care which is taken in its
preservation. They are packed in ice as a rule,
and if packed soon enough after being laid, the
chicken life is properly killed and thus the an
gry eye-to-eye message is eliminated.
Suitable to the occasion is the aged tale of the
man with the flowing mustache and the time
marked egg. He had it for breakfast —the egg—
and being a city man rode down to his place of
business in conventional manner, taking no no
tice of the fact that while the seat beside him
remained vacant there were half a dozen com
muters standing nearby.
As he alighted at ills destination a sniff likened
to the odor of an egg of evil intentions pierced
his nasal sense, purlng the walk to his office
he noticed that the smell was everywhere. It
was hi the street. In the rotunda of the office
building, in the elevator, in the hall on the nine
teenth lloor, and he was startled beyond meas
ure to ilnd that on entering his office he smelled
egg there, too.
Stepping to the desk of the head bookkeeper,
he asked him if he smelt an unhealthy odor.
“Why, no." replied the knight of the day led
ger casting a glance at the yellow streak clear
Something Grewsome in the Foreshad- i
owed Possibilities of Cur
• rent Science. i
Uncanny resurrections from the i
dead are foreshadowed by current x
science. Dr. Alexis Carrel of the I
Rockefeller institute, has shown how *
the knee joint of a dead man has re- <
placed the injured joint of a living i
person: how the arteries of husband I
■■■§■■ across the boss' mustache.
His stenographer being too polite
to remark on the yellow streak, edged
to the leeward side of her chair when he bent
toward her in dictating a letter.
He made the rounds of the office employes,
asking whether they smelt egg, but all being
too polite to tell him he had overlooked an im
portant point, declared they smelt no egg. The
odor stayed with him.
In desperation he fled to his private office, mut
tering as he slammed the door: “My heavens,
the whole world smells, and no one knows it but
But that is only a minor point in the adoption
of a new national food by Uncle Sam. With
each year the production of the hens of the coun
try iB becoming smaller in proportion to the de
mand for eggs. As a consequence the experts
declare that each succeeding year will see the
price soar beyond expectations. The last months
of winter and the first of early spring are the
hardest for the egg eaters, for then the cost
soars, there are less of the precious morsels and
those which appear are often holdovers from the
year previous, but even those bring prices rang
ing from 30 to 40 cents a dozen.
The time is remembered by many when the
best eggs brought 12 cents a dozen In retail
stores, and the wholesale price was below that.
So steep has the conventional cost become that
thousands of farmers are yearly devoting their
land to the raising of fowls.
The industry has already become a mighty
factor in national life and within two decades if
the country continues to eat eggs at the present
rate of increase, the business of grotving eggs
may outweigh that of cattle and grain.
In the large cities, Chicago, for Instance, the
high price of meat compelled the poorer classes
to adopt the egg as a means of obtaining nourish
ment. The increased demand of course boosted
the price, but still the middle and upper classes
cling to the fowl product, foul or fair.
In the great marts of trade the egg industry Is
perhaps the most interesting of all. One great
cold Btorage warehouse in Chicago during the
last egg famine, unloaded on the market close
to 6,000,000, and every one was sold to the local
retail merchants. The eggs were said to have
been in cold storage for nine months, pending an
and wife have been successfully joined
ho that the wife might endure the 1
shock of a surgical operation; how an 1
infant's blood had been revitalized by
the blood of its parent; how a human
artery and jugular vein have been in
terchanged and are fulfilling each
other’s function; how the kidneys of 1
one cat were substituted for the cor
responding organs of another; and 1
how a living fox terrier now frisks
Increase in price sufficient to yield the speculators a
considerable profit. They estimated the proceeds
after all expenses had been met, at four cents on the
dozen- $20,000 on the lot.
Other great egg corners have been manipulated and
the profits doubtless have been even greater, but
they seldom come to the public ear because of the
shekels which are raked in from the enterprise.
In the egg corner mentioned above, scores of men
worked day and night for two days getting the prod
uct out of cold storage to place them on the market
while the price held up.
The workmen were where they could be called at
once, and the minute the word came over the tele
phone to get the great crates out of the cold storage
warehouse, the tollers were set to work. Two days
about upon the leg of a dead com
“In my experiments to preserve ar
teries,’’ says Carrel, “I found that
desiccation would not do, but pro
duced a state of absolute death. Then
I put the arteries in refrigerators and
kept them in hermetically sealed
tubes at a temperature a little above
freezing. I found that an artery
could be kept alive for 60 days and
substituted for the artery of a living
It is predicted that the day is not
later every egg had been sold, the money collect
ed and more than half of them eaten by the con
It was a great coup and only one of the many.
Other enterprises of like nature where the pro
ceeds have ranged Into large figures, have been
told, but the details seldom became public prop
erty. Thla, ( by reason of the fact that the egg
“corner” is today a rather undeveloped science.
But the monarchs of other branches of the pro
ducing world have come to look upon move
ments of that sort as one of the money makers of
the days to come.
Early this month when eggs (cases returned),
were bringing only 19 cents a dozen, wholesale,
the lover of them felt fairly jubilant and barn
yard prognosticators predict that this Jubilant
feeling shall prevr.ll for the rest of the sunsser.
Extra quality eggs were then selling at 23 cents
a dozen, while ordinary “firsts” brought 19 cents
and "firsts” one cent more a dozen, “prime firsts”
selling at 21 cents.
So, with the sway of the strawberry the price of
eggs dropped off, and before August, it is said, the
cost may go lower.
With the private producers, who sell only lim
ited quantities of eggs, 40 cents a dozen is not an
unheard of figure for what are known ns “eggs
laid fresh to-day.” Of course, the right to that ti
tle must be undisputed, and often when eggs are
sold, backed by a reputation for freshness, high
er prices are paid for them by the epicures.
However, frauds in eggs are as frequent as
swindles in other industries, and fastidious per
sons, who hate fjpld storage eggs worse than they
do paying fancy prices, are often taken in by the
“farmer” who rides into the city on the interurban,
buys up a large cargo of eggs in the open market,
rents a wagon, the muddler the better, nnd pro
ceeds to distribute cold storage eggs for the prod
uct he claims is "laid fresh to-day.”
Helping the Halt.
A certain informed bachelor, one of those the
Gateway succeeded in getting on the list during
leap year, tells of one of the boys who after at
tending a farewell bachelor supper meandered
home In a muddled state late one Saturday night,
or rather Sunday morning, and, getting as far as
the entrance of his rooming house, he sat down on
the stone steps, his hat fell off on his knees and
with head bowed down he slumbered peacefully.
He awoke about nine o'clock and found 34 cents in
his hat. Charitably Inclined early churchgoers had
mistaken him for a beggar and dropped their pen
nies into his upturned hat.—Bremen (Ga.) Gateway.
distant when the perfect organs of a
man who In life had been free from |
disease may be kept in cold storage
alter his death and used to replace 1
diseased organs In living men.
A Yankee Revival.
Americans are more eager than Lon
doners in searching out historical
places, more keenly Interested In them,
and have brought to light and popular
' recollection many shrines which Lon
don had forgotten. —Butte (Mont)
Women of Hopi Indian Tribe Run
Things as They Please.
Ascendency of Females Was Secured
Centuries Ago as Result of Their
Strike Against Being Treated
as Beasts of Burden.
Flagstaff, Arlz. —Down here In the
Great Painted desert man beleaguered
by the suffragist hosts may find fully
illustrated the fate that will be his
when the woman’s rights movement
reaches its fullest fruition. Long be
fore the beskirted women of the east
even thought about demanding the
ballot their blanketed sisters in the
Hopi Indian nation had fought out the
matter and won.
The Hopls are better known to fame
as the Mokis or Moquis, but the latter
appellation was bestowed upon them
In derision by their warlike Navljo
and Apache enemies. Hopi means
“people of peace." Moqui means
“dead men.”
Hopi women do not vote, but it is
only because they do not want to.
They do about everything else that is
masculine and do it because they like
Hopi houses are built by the worn-’
en. The houses are theirs, and their
children take their mother’s name, not
the father’s. When a Hopi maiden
makes up her mind to marry she does
not trouble herself about asking the
consent of the man upon whom her
eye has alighted with favor. She
asks his mother.
The husband does not prepare a
home for his bride. She takes him
into hers. The produce which he
raises is hers whenever it is stored in
her house, and no Hopi man ever has
property in his own name.
Tradition has it that the ascendency
of these Hopi women was secured cen
turies ago as the result of a strike.
The ancient Hopi used his women as
A Hopi Blanket Weaver.
leasts of burden, following the usual
Indian custom.
They rebelled and gathered by
themselves on an unoccupied mesa.
There they held out, resisting all
blandishments and entreaties and
threats, and only consented to return
when assured that they should be
complete bosses Tfi the house and the
Generations of rulership have
stamped the Hopi women as the su
perior sex. They are beautiful as
maidens, good looking as women and
often retain their rounded faces and
fine hair until old age comes on.
Compared to them the men are
stunted. The women are of more than
average good figure, muscular and
healthy looking. The men grow wiz
ened early and go about their task as
though they didn’t get much out of
life. Of smaller stature, they are
often very hardy, and as messengers
are capable of going tremendous dis
tances without apparent fatigue.
The same difference marks the men
tal activities of the two sexes. The
men seem to have little to concern
themselves about and are dull witted,
while the women are alert and ener
getic, and in disposing of their bas
ketry and pottery, made by them
selves, they are much the better bar
The men are slow of speech and in
clined to be silent. The women are
talkative, and a house building stunt
is accompanied by more conversation
than half a dozen sewing circles
among the palefaces.
The harder tasks are cheerfully
shouldered by the capable women, and
while they are busy at them the men
are condemned to weave the clothing
of their wives and knit the stockings
for the whole household. Only in the
preparation of food is the domesticity
of the women displayed.
The little there is of government Is
in hands of the men, who also
form the priesthood. The Hopi is a
! ynfy religious gentleman. About half
'of each month is taken up in religious
| ceremonials one kind or another.
Most these ceremonies is the
snake dance.
The’men wear their hair long, with
a band about * the forehead. Their
shirts are of cajico, their trousers of
white muslin slit on the side from the
knee down. They wear rawhide moc
casins and soleless docks. The more
fastidious assume loud velvet shirts,
necklaces and finger rings of silver.
The women wear a dress made like
a blanket. This is thrown over the
| shoulder and the two sides are sewed
up. An opening is left for the right
I arm, while the left shoulder remains
bare. Around the waist is worn a
j fancy woven sash, underneath which
sometimes is a calico undervest.
Veteran English Oarsman.
There still lives to-day, hale and
hearty, a man who first won the Eng
lish diamond sculls in 1844. In those
days it was considered very bad form
for a gentleman to row in anything
but a top hat. And when one is con
tinually hearing about paid amateurs,
it is interesting to note that in the
thirties and forties amateurs rowed
for money as well as professionals.
Leander, for instance, rowed Oxforo
university for SI,OOO in 1831.
Mexico's rubber industry is proving
less profitable than was originally ex
The duke of the Abruzzi is either
at or near Bombay, which city is to
be the starting point of his expedition
| to the Himalayas.
A considerable and unnecessary
amount of mystery has been thrown
around the plans of the ducal explorer,
who has been romantically supposed
to be seeking relief from his love
misadventures by braving the dangers
of the Indian glaciers, but the follow
ing details can be considered authen
The party which accompanies the
duke of the Abruzzi consists of
Marchese Negrotto. Cavalier Vittorio
Sella, Cavalier Filippo de Filippl, Sig
nor Botta, and seven guides from the
Courmayeur. Marchese Negrotto is
the duke's flag lieutenant in the Ital
ian navy. Cavalier Sella accompanied
the duke on his former expeditions at
Mount SL Elias in Alaska and to Ruw
His illustrations added not a little
to the interest of the book published
on the Ruwenzorl. and were one of
the chief attractions of the account
given by Douglas Freshfleid of his ex
plorations round Kunchinjlnga. Cava
lier Filippo de Filippl also was a com
panion of the duke on his Polar ex
ploration, and though he could not
accompany him to Ruwenzorl, wrote
the history of that expedition which
has since been published.
Signor Botta goes as assistant pho
tographer to Sella; he, too, was a
member of the earlier expeditions to
Alnska and Ruwenzorl, and has had
moreover some mountaineering ex
perience in the Caucasus and the
Besides Sella and Botta, four of the
seven guides have had Himalayan ex
perience. Joseph Petigax, who accom
panied the duke on his former expedi
tions, was for somo time with Dr.
Bullock Workman in his expedition in
1903 in Baltistan. Alexis and Henri
Brocherel were with the expedition of
Messrs. Longstaff, Mumm and Brace
to the Nanda Devi group in 1907; and
G. Savoie was with the two Swedish
mountaineers who established a
Himalayan record by climbing Kabru,
24.000 feet, in Sikkim.
The fact that the duke has ar
ranged for the collection of coolies at
Srinagar leaves, of course, no doubt
as to the Karakram range being the
scene of his explorations, and the
large proportion of guides among the
members of the party would show that
his main object is climbing.
Now, the western part of the Kara
koram has recently been explored by
the Workmans. The central part of
the range, however, contains the high
est peaks of all. grouped round the
great Baltoro glacier; and, as it of
fers the most tempting ground for a
mountaineer of the duke’s ambitions,
one may safely assume that It is here
that the choice of mountains to ascend
will be made.
The Baltoro glacier explored by Sir
W. Martin Conway in 1892, when he
climbed Pioneer Peak, 22,000 feet, to
its south. It was revisited in 1902 by
the Eckenstein-Guillarmod expedition,
of which an account was published
by Dr. Guillarmod on their unsuccess
ful attempt to reach K 2. To judge
from the photographs which have
been brought back both of K 2 and of
other giants of the range, the formid
able character of the climbing can
hardly bo exaggerated.
In spite of the assurance that the
duke of the Abruzz! has not yet fixed
his hopes upon any particular sum
mit, one cannot doubt that Mount
Godwin Austin, or K 2 as it is more
familiarly called, is the peak which
he will first reconnoitre. Should
nearer examination prove that it is
hopeless, even for an expedition so ex
perienced and thoroughly organized as
that of the duke's, one may still be
sure from his previous record that he
will not return empty-handed.
Even if he does not succeed in scal
ing the 28,250 feet of K 2, there are
plenty of geographical discoveries to
be made and other virgin heights to
be climbed in, and especially beyond
the main range.
Island All Their Own.
When moral suasion falls, the Salva
tion army in New Zealand proposes to
save inebriates from their worst
enemy by sending them to a newly
completed resort with the appro
priate name of “Drunkards’ island."
Pakatoa is the chart name of
“ Drunkards’ Island." It is an
little colony of seventy acres, set in
the Hurakl Gulf, twenty-five miles
from Auckland. The only communi
cation with the mainland is by the
Salvation army motor boat, and the
residents have no means of reaching a
public house. All spirits and alcohol
in any form are forbidden on Pakatcs,
and the colonists lead the simple life
on a fruit diet, without drugs or po
licemen. The New Zealand govern
ment recently passed an act giving
magistrates power to commit persons
who have been four times convicted
of drunkenness to Pakatoa. The resi
dents work at market gardening, fruit
culture, frame making and the manu
facture of children’s toys.
For Purchaser* of Nubian Goats.
Consul General L. M. Iddlngs of
The region on the north of Kara
koram has been little explored, and,
as both the duke and his flag-lieuten
ant, Negrotto, are fully qualified for
any topographical work, we may at
least expect from them some valuable
addition to our knowledge of the
Trans-Hlmalayan country.
From Bombay the party will pro
ceed by train to Rawal Pindi, and
then to Srinagar, where the coolies
will be in readiness and the caravan
formed. From Srinagar on to
would be a distance of some 125
miles, owing to a detour which will be
necessary at this time of year to
avoid the high-lying plateau. An
other 65 miles or so should bring them
to Askoley, right in the heart of the
mountains, which is within a compara
tively easy distance of the Baltoro
Theory That Dreadful Disease May Be
Caused by Excessive Eating
of Meat.
One of the latest theories pro
pounded in regard to the rapid and
most alarming increase in the deaths
from cancer is that it may be caused
by excessive meat eating and by eat
ing bad meat.
Statistics show in the annual re
port to the state health department
that the average death rate from can
cer has increased In the last 13 years
a little over 28 per cent.
The Chicago board of health some
time ago discovered that the percent
age of deaths among immigrants from
cancer was far in excess of the death
rate from the same disease in the
countries they had left The physician
who undertook to investigate and dis
cover the causes for this found the
mortality records showed that deaths
from cancer among Immigrants from
Oriental countries and native Ameri
cans were much less in proportion to
numbers than among Germans and im
migrants from Southeastern Europe.
On studying their diet he found the
Orientals did not eat meat and the
Americans comparatively little, while
the people of other nationalities ate
flesh in large quantities.
Another theory is that cancer comes
largely from indigestion and conse
quent poisoning of the system through
lack of proper mastication of one’s
food, and also through overeating, so
that where people eat largely of meat
and are in the habit of “bolting" their
food cancer is more than likely to in
To eat slowly does not necessaiily
imply masticating properly, for One
can dilly-dally and not chew. In any
event, the careful chewing of food is
absolutely ’•-cessary to good health.
Slow chewing prevents over feeding
and the consequent choking up of the
system and results in a clearer brain
and a more active and beautiful body.
Every one knows that too much
fuel chokes an engine, and so in like
fashion too much food chokes the
At its best, cancer is a frightful dis
ease, painful and disgusting, and
every care should be taken by all to
avoid it. If prevention can do it,
every one should Join In the crusade
and by right diet and proper eating
ward off one of the greatest curses of
Classes in Playgrounds.
The educational committee of the
London county council has decided
upon the formation of classes in the
school playgrounds for the summer
Cairo writes that Nubian goats of the
Zariebi variety may be bought at
Cairo. The price of a shaep, buck or
ewe would be about $14.60, and it
would cost about $19.46 to send each
animal in a separate cage to New
York via Rotterdam on deck at con
signee’s risk. In addition, each ani
mal’s food would be about ten cents
a day. In the Bureau of Animal In
dustry at Washington there are pho
tographs of these sheep, which havj a
peculiar nose. Purchasers should
send photographs to whosoever at
tends to their orders for purchase so
that no mistake can be made in the
animal.—Consular Reports.
Driving a Fish-Bone.
Bill—l see the use of fish-bones as
nails was common before the time of
Jill—l suppose then it was common
in those days to say that a cigarette
smoker was driving another fish-bone
in his coffin.—Yonkers Statesman.
“He is very proud of his lineage.”
“That is usually the case with a
man who la worthless himself." ,

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