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FRIDAY. JULY 31. 1914,
WILL KEEP OUT OF IT.
1 'resident WileoO will not meddle kfl
European politics while, Kuropcuu pol
itics is liontlng hot . and lif should not
meddle in Mn 1 1 -; i ti poltttCa iit any
J i tut-. It in all very well fur the pro-
tafatonal fraaads .iiui hmwIm of Eng-
land to shake the lion's paw and twist
the lion s tail in timeH of peace, bet
Just now the I'niteil States' ti rat duty
is to keep out of the muddle and see
that lit r representatives aim. ad keep
out of it.
The latter may l.e difficult task.
The se. tion of American unbilSl1
dots and ministers Is md alvvavs ju
diciously made, and it is conceivable
that a man .f the George l-Yed Will
iams type might sele the present oc
casion tn deliver ;i pr." ;. mi.it ion 10 the
mi id concerning the merits of the
nyOOhOlS and thus compel the em
inent to do a lot of hurried explaining
at hom Mi 1st nod.
Privutcly and personally the people
of the l nited Mates may have strong
views upon the issue that would form
the pretext fop war. should a genera
war loiiow Austria s determination to
chastise Sorvia, hut as a government
this country has no concern in tin
matter, we have no entsngling alli
ance in Europe and the administra
tion's famous policy of w tt. hf ill uait
ing should be pot into effect with ub-
solute impartiality something that
has not i haracterized it in our dealings
GORE'S REAL SENTIMENTS?
OHO of the amusing features of the
senatorial campaign in Oktanoaai is
the digging up and reprinting of pelt
tieal addresses mad.- bv Senator (lore
m lv.il and ItM when he was r Pi
d.nt of Texas and ;i Republican.
Among other things that the now
Democratic senator said was this:
"The trouble with the Democrat
it; party is, it is a party of states
men without statesmanship, of
patriot! without patriotism, of
heroes without heroism, and that
party'a policy, erbes entrusted with
power. always begets farmers
without farms, to borers without
lahor, and free men without free
dom. Whoever heard of a demo
cratic platform ever lasting over
two yearn? The Republicans stand
for principles, though those prin
ciples amy be wrong, and they will
always light you In the open, bast
me Democratic p u t s is. Judaslike
it w ill kiss and betray."
In the last elections the Democrats
elected twenti of the twenty-two con-
grOCSSSen in Illinois, all .,1 the thir
teen 111 Indiana and thirt.v-one of the
forty -three m Ken York. Thees re
sults were obtained largely through
the manipulation ,,f the machine" by
the so-calied Losses Sullivan ill Illin
ois. Taggart in Indiana and Murphy in
N.-w York, and the) are the men whom
th.- so i ailed reformers in the Demo
mil. pari j an- 1 1 ring f.
Suppose thO do it ? Then
Democratic majority in tin
During the fall campaign the presi
dent will abandon bis policy of watch.
waiting and take t,, the stump.
igns that some other Demo-
Aren't You Clad
That You're Living
It'a a pretty good aort of a world
after all. And aomebody made
the remark, juat recently, that
thia particular little pinpoint of
the globe was about the moat
proaperous place he had atruck
yet m hia travels.
Be glad that our Copper Coun
try ia able to keep up with the
AND Be glad that there's a
good coal company in your town.
We are going to be honest with
you and treat you fairly and
what'e more we have the
"gooda." In other worda, we
have the beat coal at th. timo
that haa ever been taken over
HOW ABOUT YOUR SIDE OF
Have you ordered your winter's
The H. Van Orden
SACK WITH THE G. O. P.
Reports from Missouri indicate that
the I'r. . ! u cs nr.- lurgely hack in
the Kepuldicun ranks, nut of the 114
...unties in the stat.- in only aixti
have the Progressives nominated tn
ets. .Hid of some of these sixteen olllv
half tickets have heen put in the Held
as not enough men muld he found
within that purty to till out ull th
IN NEW YORK.
I ol. Hoosevelt is in for a light ovt
the nomination of a Republican for the
New York governorship, lie was alio
gaut in his rejection of District Attor
BO)) Whitman, hut his conduct In t hi
ii sp. , t did not put Whitman out of th
lunnit.g he and llmman. for Whom
Kooaevelt has declared, will have it out
in the primaries.
That the great h.ul.v of New Y
Republic ins regard Whitman as mm
i Me better man is not to he doubted
Whitman declares that he could ha.
Mde sure of Progressive support
am ti.nl am n willing to accept th.
terms demanded h Roosevelt. Th.
issueil will be lougllt out. It Will
amount io a sort of sc. ..ml - term pres
tjge tor Colonel Kooaevelt, if he wins
hut del'eilt in tin nrimailes u-oiil.l
ipt to he his Waterloo.
in any eveni. a good deal of N. w
lorh comment js to the effect that
I: M elt ele. t. .1 a Democratic picsl
dent iiml that now he Is fixing thing
Up tmtl will result in the election of ;
DemoOtOl for governor of New York.
AN UNJUST SYSTEM.
it is gratifying to loan that .
ress is planning to change
plucking hoard" system which
ulted recently m the eoonpuJoory
nieiin iu oi int. en naval officers, most
of them In the prime of life and y
for year of efficient service.
i he storm ol criticism aroused has
been eoncoraoa chiefly with rapt
Qtb lions, commander of the hattlcshij
i i. in jum i.unne.i ir. mi vera ltus
and Tampieo. This oltleer is fifty -OW
years old, has served for forty years
hns ahrjr filled the dim ult though un-
ornamental position ol superintendent
of the naval academy at Annapolis
nas iieen in nearly all the tights
cruises, Invasions and DuciAcatlo&i
that have occurred during hia time,
gad has seen as much sea service as
his superiors permitted, though not
SS much as he wanted. In nearly ev
ery instance he hnS showed marked
efficiency. The closing act of his ca
reer was to bring the Ctah up the At
lantic cast in a "pea soup" fog, with
the compass out of order, remaining
on the bridge for twenty-four hours
in succession, and then taking his ship
up the bay and docking her at the
Brooklyn navy yard without a pilot.
'apt. Gibbons' case is merely the
most conspicuous. Annuig the lifteen
Officers Just forced into retirement
there are several examples of loss to
the nation and also of apparent per
sonal injustice that are almost as la
mentable. It is i barged that the hoard has
been gCl Sated in 0OUM cases by per
sonal prejudice. At any rate, if such
rrf-n as Capt. (ribbons are "dead
Wood," the survivors must be world-
beaters of efficiency.
Ihe practice of retiring a llxed
number of men every year srorhed well
for a while, but the time has come for
i Change. We want no "Doctor ( sler"
nut..m:it Ic re gulations in the navv.
Wh.-n officers are "piu god" we want
tin weeiling-out process to ho eon
ItlCted with i tension and Justice coin
menaurute with the importance and
honor .f our sea forces.
SERBS AND SERVIANS.
A clear distinction must be kept
between Servians, or subjects of the
kingdom of BervMa, and Serbs, or poo
pa ; th" Bert race wherever found,
says the ipriagfieid Republican. Con-
fttSton it this point has led to Borne
misunderstanding of the events con
nected with the assassination of the
Austrian belrj Bervta'g responsibility
.f coums does not extend beyond her
rrontleng, If SJI the Serbs were united
in on.- Ifingdom, as is the dream of
pan flervian enthusiasts, they would
make a . ry coaaldembls nation.
In Bervis before the war thOTS were
not quite :',, ,e0, and while the war
1 Kb nded the boundaries of the king
dom, th" added population is not
Wholly Serb. No revised StOtlgtlCS are
available, but it is likely that the Ser
vians of Serb race are now about 4.-
,000, To these my he added Itfl.ttM)
Montenegrins, Bern by race ami un
compromised alUea, The rest of the
erbs, more than half, are in Attn
trla -Hungary, ami are thao dlntribut
sdi Boenis-HsnMgovlan, i.tih.imui;
Dalmatla, N 7.000: atria. ItLOOO: Oo-
ati i-Si.ivonia. MSMC4 1 Manat and
Bntchka, B72.000, The total is about
0,9eOtOO, but while the ties betvvi
nam migni sumce to hold them to-
gether if they were once ImmiM un
der one lULg, I here ale fierce disputes.
whi. h make coooperatlon dlfftcull nnd
Would weaken such a movement for
lnd pendeni e as the revolutionaries
If all AUOtrla'S Slavie subjects, nut-
riumi.ering the dominant tbrmans and
Magyars, should rise at 00)00, the em
pire would probably go to smash, but
tin Incsparlty of the Slavs forstauri'li
eo-opera tkm h is kepi that rang at th
ni l, v or the governing racea To the
Sl i .s ;im ga eb ment of unrest must be
ndded the in;-. Romanian population
which would hke to be annexed to
U'im.inia. and if the trouble In the.
near east should Spread, the HttltU'l"
of KnmanU would be of extreme 1m-
a .lash between GeraeMKy ami
I lan e would mark Ihe hist great aer
ial war in history. It would he, in a
measure, also, n contest between war
Is Hid aerirjdane. I'rancc haa
UN Ii iteM fleet of aeroplanes in the
woi i.i. Unpeg preparation hag kansi
in on both sides for each a c pad let.
At the first signal of war the swift,
Mmored aeroplanes of Fran. e. loaded
with bombs, would dart across the.
Oermag border hf the hundreds.
Vow is the tlm In brush up on K.ur
nfieari geography and history.
BY ALIEN MOTHS
U. S. Fighting Two Unbidden Vis
itors-One Causes Ailment
Washington. D. C. Julv 31. T
unbidden imniinraiils came into th
Tinted States some v.als ago. toda
they are the objects of the coinbim
atta.k of the federal and several stal.
go einim nts. whli h have turned t
laiiope and Asia for help in their
tight. Not only have the tWO unwcl
come Visitors devastated vast veneta
hie tracts .n this country, but one oi
them has originated and Introduced
new human ailment that is doing greu
damage to the business of summer re
sorts. The two immigrants are tin
PPS -moth and the luown-tail moth
1'he warfare being waged auainst them
Is described In a communlcstion to th
National Ceograplu. Socutv, at Wash
ington, I . CM h Dr. I.. O. How ai d.
fun gypny moth, aeeordlag to tht
writer, was brottghl to this country
for experimental purposes by Q FYench
professor of astronomy in a New Img-
and university. Its importation is
iboiit the onll case of its kind on rec
ti!. The brown-tail came to our
bores in the normal course of com
merce. 1 Tom 182 until 1 :( both spc-
lOg Were confined to Massachusetts.
Where a bitter tight was WUSOd against
them b the state. rTom 1900 to IMS.
wever, they srere Mnmoleetsd. on-
opt by individual property holders.
BincS IMS. Massachusetts has been
joined in h. r light bv New Hampshire,
Maun-. Rhode island ami Connecticut,
into which states the pests migrated.
tad now the United States govern
ment has stepped in to prevent the
further spread over the face of the
Caterpillara Carried by Wind.
Since the youSSJ of the moth prefer
the leaves of ultaill trees for f 1, the
states are removing these trees from
the forests subject to the moth attack.
in some cases, tin- problem mny mean
ultimate reforestation. The lemale
gypsy -moth does not By, but tin- gpa
us was spread when the insect, while
in the caterpillar stage, crawled on
trolley cats, automobiles and other ve
hicles, and upon the clothes of pedes
trians. Ibis condition was remedied
driving the pests from the high
i v s lor a distance of 51) to 100 feet.
n.irnious wire s. r.ens, coated with u
nkv substance to entaimle tlu-m.
' le.i to the windward of infected
'...is, demonstrated the foci that
any young caterpillars, suspended by
their silken thread, were carried by tin
Ind to a distance of nix miles or more,
and the attacking forces are now on-
ntrating their efforts along the bor-
r of spread. As an added precaution
a spread of the pests, all products
hipped from the infested regidn an
rigidlv Inspected for the larvae of tin
insect. I be f.-iualc brown-tail moth is
a strong flyer, but fortunately she is
not ao hard to control. Burly spring
and tall spraying and the cutting off
and burning of the characteristic win
tOf nests have brought wonderful re
Cauaea Rash on Human Skin.
J in- principle money loss caused by
the latter pest occurs lit the summer
resort, where the prevalence of what
has .oine to he known as the 'brovvn
taU rash'' keeps people away. The
hairs of the brown-tall caterpillar are
finely barbed and brittle, and where
they .oine in contact with the human
skin these hairs enter the skin pores,
bleak olf, and cause a seven- irritation.
It is not always necessary for the cat
erpillar to come in contact with the
skin for at certain times of the vear
the hairs are Moating in the air.
Th.- more rei em rat nuts in the war
against the moths are numerous spe
l MM of true parasites, which have been
imported from BuTOpO and Asia. Chief
among them is the CSjoOOSnS beetle.
whose specialty is the devouring of
leal-eating . aterpillars. Althoimh slow
tO it a start, these beetles are now
thriving in this country and nr. ex
pel, -d to exterminate millions of the
i ns .lunim t he pr. s, nt summer
.wioiner rucruu is tin- Japanese egg
parasite, the Bchedttts guvaaae, which
undergoes its sntlrg developenont in a
.-ingle gv psy-nioth egg.
PROVES HIS TALE BY
SHOWING HEAD OF FISH.
1 I- itorios ere the easiest things to
Com i" t, but the hardest to force on
i be credulit) of iho average person,
but a Usher man in rhllndelpbw bit
upon a ik-w scheme the othOf day to
substantiate his ynrn with apparent
sm i ess. Joseph Su gar CUUM home
me night from Anuelsea telling a
thrilling tabj of a battle with man
eating sharks. The first place he un
loaded this vain was in a pool room
a few doors from his place of husi
W ll appeared from the tale that
In WnS in a boat several miles limn
shot.- wh.-n the shark was discovered
following the . rafl. It was decided
that mm effort bo tnade to eateh this
-bark, which was about live feet long
and weighed probably fti pounds. A
bi i- hshhook, attached to a beivv
lop,. vv a.- I. a ited with a pol'gv and
I his thrown overboard. The shark
bit. Then followed a struggle. Olii'
man marly lost his balance and
narrow Ij missed drowning, Ami thus
the tale went on embellished with
log i urns w hu b would bat pat the
best fisherman to shame. if course
the storv was greeted with Jeers and
Steg. i was fun ed to continue under
a handicap. A couple of days later,
however, the doubters were invited to
his store and shown the head gg a
large shark Which had Just arrived in
barrel. i i
Subscribers Are Invited to Con
tribute to thia Column. A
communication should be
signed by the writer's own
name, not necessarily for pub
lication, but aa evidence of
Calumet, Mich., July
Batter of the News; n
discussed tiestion has n
tri.-d your patience beyond endurance,
permit me to call attention to anothel
phase of the Sunday amusement prob
lem, which 1 believe has not ct beta
In last night's News I notice,! the
announcement that the Sunday si ho.d
of the Norwegnsn bgftherau church of
t'abmiet is to enjoy an outing Bunda)
at Traverse Hay. Was Hoi the pastor
of this chureh one of those well mean
ing divines who directed such a vigor
ous attack on the Sunday automobile
races at the I.aurium driving park?
How can he reconcile his attitude on
the Sunday amusement question so
publicly expressed two weeks ago with
the attitude wln h last night's an
nouncement, if correct, infers.'
Would it be more haJtnful for adults
who have ranched the age of discretion
(I believe those would have constituted
the vust majority of the spectators at
the auto races), sfter attending public
worship in the morning to witness the
tutomoblle races in the afternoon, than
for immature . hihlrcn in spend from
S u. m. to 7 p. m. on the Sabbath day,
in sin h a pleasurable outing as is pro
posed for the Sunday school above re
ferred to? Perhaps there Will OS de
votional services in connection with
thin OUting, but who .an conceive of
their taking up more than two hours
of the day? What is to be done With
the other nine hours" Will BOOBeoaS
please explain how we are to distin
guish between this t p. o desecration
of the Sabbath la. v identlv a good
type for It has the church's eridorse
HBtBt, ami the type pdsgnjsed for the
I.aurium park, which brought forth
such a vigorous denunciation?
la not inch man's own conscience
the best guide lor Sabbath observ
nnce? It would be a queer world with
out difference ,,f opinion. Oat consti
tution guarantee! us personal liberty
In religion and in other things, is It
right to dan Mr Race 5oer the pleas
ure of witnessing a good clean amuse
meat, in an isolated pvk, where his
enjoyment of that pleasure in in, why
transgresses on the rights of Mr. N.,n
Race rjoer, to grmtify the men- whim
of the latter: What can Hie Protestant
church hope to gain by arousing an
antagonistic feeling among those who
do not share its puritanical idea- ?
What technicality separates the church
conducted! fmnde) school excursion on
Ihe Sabbath from RUCtl vicious Sundav
amusements as baseball and auto me
Ing '.' lii(uiier
A treaty Is a form of dlaagreement
between two . OUntriOB reduced to lang
uage whn i, enables saaa. of tftaaaa t
nrnml oat of It. it belongs in tin- ssme
family as the ;nuratne poll. v. except
that no one can understand an insur
ance pot ley, w h.i, ,, tr.-aiv reads I
though it wet,, perfectly plain, until
something happens that makes on.- ,,r
i lie primes lo It wish to get out of
T......... ... . -
...... i. n me nse, OT Val UUIS
poses; to promote typewriting a en
cles. lawyers, diplomats, and lo fur
nish material r,,r editorial writers to
convey the impression that they know
something ,,f wlni they an- writing
hout. The prok gag ,lf treaties
however, is to i.ring psj wars.- Life.
Tuesd.iy next gSJ
In Kansas and Missouri
The candidacy of Editor 'l'ai'
O'Brien of Iran Msec, for representa
tive in the legislature from the dis
trict comprising Iron, Keweenaw, On
tonagon und Baraga counties, is an
nounced as follows:
i The interests of Iron county being
paramount to any other county In this
legialuttvg district both sides of the
county have united in an eflori ,.
send an iron county man to the houso
of representatives in the next legists
inn . I he matter has been under dis
CUSOlon for several Weeks but doflnlti
reins ucic ueiu mi aoeyanve until a
suitable candidate could he found. Var
ious men were talked of but 1'. O'Brien,
editor and publisher of the TOO Hiver-
Btarrrbaugh Reporter, was finally unit
ed upon to make th,. race for the He
publican nomination Aug. ii".
Mr. O'Brien was selected because if
his wide acquaintance throughout the
Upper reninsula and his long resi
dence in Inm COttnty, It was also
pointed out that Mr. O'Brien has nev
er been align. .1 w ith any oortaftg of
politicians or tactions, Is conservative
mi all current questions and enjoys
Ihe confidence of both mine operators
and employee. He has always been a
Staunch Republican and fought for
needed reforms from within the party
rath. ! than from the outside.
In all probability Ihe most vital leg
islation concerning the welfare of the
I'nper PsnlnSUlS will be the proposed
tonnage tax hill. The passage of tins
bill is backed by members of
tin- state grange in the lower peninsu
la. gejCfa drastic legislation WOUld re
sult in one of two things, cither the
closing down of many mines or the
cutting of the price of labor. Neither
of ihe alternatives is desirable to any
business- interest or the working peo
ple of Ibis sVction of the atate.
Mr. O'Brien is grstl acquainted with
all the features of the proposed ton
nage tax bill and has fought it per-
sonall) ami through the cotamas of his
paper since it was proposed. For this
reason, if for ROM other, his support
ers believe he should be sent to the
legislature to protect the chief ami ill
Important industry of ibis section of
the district -mining.
General Political Notes.
North Dakota will vote on the wo
man suffrage question tins fail.
Republicans of iK-lavvare will nomi
nate at primaries on September U.
The Held of candidates for the Dcm
o ratio senatorial nomination in Illinois
has been narrowed to four.
i snaidates for governor and ether
state officers will be nominated by all
parties in Massachusetts on Septem
mrs, jamei ... Brown, of Denver, is
being urged by the women oi Colorado
to accept a nomination for UnJtot
former CouaTOOOgsUn Samuel V
hfeCnll Is expected to be the choice o
tne Kepubucana ot Massachusetts for
governor this vear.
ol. I It. -..dole Roosevelt will speak
at gemnton on Labor Day in the m
tercets of tin- Prosjnaunivc campaign bj
I'eruisv 1 vanla. t
mnUUjI U Phlltap, of Milwaukee.
mmm o.-en agreed upon nv the "conser
vative" Republicans of Wisconsin as
th.-ir candidate for governor.
Democrats and Progressives of I'tah
baVe indorsed .lames 11. Moyle. a lead
er of the Mormon church, as the fusion
candidate for UOtted States senator.
.1. Slual l-assett, foimcrly a repre
sentative In Congress, is a candidate
for the Republican nominal too for
CORgTegg In the Thirty-seventh New
William .1. Harris, director general
i.r the census gaifonu of the United
States, has withdrawn from the race
for the Democratic nomination for gov
ernor of i Isorgta,
Th.- nggnlM i of ca sd Mates for the
Republlenn nomination f,,r Cnlfed
Slates senator, in Wisconsin has heen
reduced to Ave by the withdrawal of
Charles smith of i-'mni du Lac,
The ballots ill the primary election
in Kansas next week will contain more
than l"' names for state ami congres
sional offloerBj ill addition to the names
of candidates lor county and local
Two daughters of Judge frank Dus
ter, of the Kansas Supreme court, arc
engaged in a speech-making tour of
the state in behalf of their fathers
candldac) for the Democratic nomina
tion for United States senator.
Tlii' state conventions of all three of
the leading narties in Mlchltrnn will l.
held on September 30. The Democrats
will tneel m Detroit, the Republicans
iii Kalamasoo and ths Progressives In
I lay City.
The name of David .Jayne Hill, the
noted educator and historian and for
mer United states sinttssssdor to Ger
many, is the latest mentioned by poli
ticians in connection with the Repub
lican nomination for governor of New
York this fall.
DARWIN NEVER SAID IT.
"It Is popularly supposed, even to
day, that, according to Darwin, man
is a descendant of the monkeys,"
writes W. I. Py emit, curator of the
British museum, in the Illustrated
London News. "Hut let those who feel
butt at Ihe idea console themselves
wiih the fact that he said nothing of
the kind. What he did say was that
man ami the apes were descendants
Of a common stock, which is a verv
'Huxley, yours ago, endeavored to
set this misconception right in Ids de
lightful 'Man's Place in Nature umi
deeply footed w as 1 1 rigilial idea
that he failed to reassure the imhmI.
entitle readers of ins time, ins son
Pi lab I bow his father, near the end
of his life, saw Carlyle walking slowly
and alone down the opposite side of
the street and, touched by his solitarv
appearance, crossed over ami spoke t,,
bun. The old man looked at him and
merely remaikiiig, You're Huxl.v.
aren't you, the man that snys, we are
all descended from monkeys 7" went on
Ms way, giving Huxley no c banes of
explaining mutters or of protesting
against the inilginary sin of his old
friend being thrust upon his shoulders.
A mole ..ireful, less prejudiced, per
sua of what Huxley said would have
Sl'' ,l"' "bl man's mind at rest and
pored him this unmannerly response
to a kindly greeting.
"Huxlej was the first, in that won
derful book, to marshal the fn.-to ..f
mans descent in detail. He pointed
out the striking resemblances between
man and the higher epOS, and ggpoct-
uiiy me inimpanzee ami the gorilla
And the mass of facts which ha
cumulated sMCS he wrote has 0Ott
rated that comparison in every de
tail." "THIS DATE IN HISTORY.
Lafayette was made naajor-
general in the American armv
A lirilish force inlio,.,l ..
burgh, N. Y., the headquarters
of the northern army of the
till ' Conference of gkiropean powers
at Vienna to settle differences
bOtWgOg Turkey and Russia.
IM4 Ltdsruls, nadwf Oen, orant, made
a desperate assault on I'eters-
hurg, Va., but were raaniliiil
with heavy loaa.
1.S71 I'hoebe Cirv, noted author, died
at Newport, r. i. Bern
Cincinnati, Sept. 4, IXLM.
1 s 1 'eb-brat ion of the 400th anniver
sary of the foundation of Munich
tndreW Johnson. seventeenth
I'leMii.-nt or trie f. s., did ;,i
his home In Tennessee gsjrn in
North Carolina, Dec. 2f. 1S08
i I Tercentenary of the foundation
of Trinity College, Dublin.
Exposed Food Is Breeding Place
for Deadly Ptomaine
The ptomaine Bl part fasliu,,, I
part fallacy. The residue is Slight.
oui n is uigniiicu i,y us deadllneea
The can of salmon left mvitinj
open may produce it, or u r,iav , .
ion ;, proton! tanin almost ;is deaui,
and with a nin of undesirable sync,
loins. The "blown" can of milk,
' boons kept under insanitary condi
tions, the meat or aoup left over night
in a defective granite nan ..r Ma ... .
all fhe.se ale favorite, plav grounds ,
it is a curious fact about the pto
maine that it occurs when it is least
expected. Meat gag he offensive Ir,,,,
DVerrlpeneSS and yet not contain a
Bingic ptomaine, it may be quite fresh
and have a large supply. So win,
Knowledge of the ptomaine Is chief
ly theory, even among pathologists, ii
IS Hue. they do know certain things
about the posnon, but such knowledge
as they have Is chiefly ciuicerne, with
Ihe symptoms of the afflicted MlUm
and it is UOUally obtained by means ol
a post mortem.
l or the ptomaine doesn't graduate
Into the ptomaine class until he ,.s
safely snOCOnOed in the human stom
ach, or some other stomach, where
he is evolved from the chemical n
tion of a micro organism upon proteld
matt rial meat, milk, cheese, etc.
Symptoma Like Those of Colic.
"The symptoms of ptomaines are
very much like those of ordinary col
ic," said a well-known Kansas Citv
doctor. "When I began PfUCtiCtaj It
years ago we called all that sort of
thing cholera morbus or colic, and the
patient usually got well. Now and
then we would lose one, and 1 am in
clined to believe that the occasional
deaths wete due to ptomaines.
HPtaUBOlneS and tin- other purely
chemical conditions are so quick in
their action, that the attending physi
cian hasn't much time for reflection
or the consultation of authorities.
Whatever is dune must in- done speed
ily, ami tor reason it is sometimes bosi
to take ptomaines for granted when
sin h a condition is merely .suspected.
"Hut the doctor who is constaiitlv
having COOCS of ptomaines is first
COUSln to the one who operated for
appendicitis on half his patients ten
years ago. Occasionally there are
h ariy defined cases of ptomaine pol-
soiling in Kansas City, ne such I re
call was in one of the llllest hofflCI in
of the Ik st parts of tow n. It w is
due to (he milk, which the . n nl
had permitted to stand on the pop h
until fermentation had taken place
and the deadly organism was Intra-
Meat Poiaona Three Familiee.
'Another notable case was in in. I
We traced if back to a certain gTo
c.-ry store and found tb'tt persons in
three different families had been ill
that day from meet purchased at th"
BUM store. But, CUrioUSgy enough, it
s l ined fo have been ill the three
homes that the ptomaine were germ
I noted, it mny have been that the
meat was peculiarly uaceptfble end
that tin insanitary conditions under
Which il was allowed to stand at th
three houses Crested the organism.
"it is known positively that pto
maines an- products of the earl
stages, lather than the advanced
stages of food decomposition. 'f
course, meat or fish that la much
tainted is not very dangerous bOCaUHS
nobody will eat it.
"Some of the ptomalaeS can be de
stroyed by heat, but there ale some
that cannot lie so destroyed. Cold re
tards their growth, and they do no!
flourish in a well-kept, clean and thor
oughly bed refrigerator. Too much
cue cannot be taken at this time of
the year to prevent these deadly con
ditions, and also the meat and veg"-
table toxins that are much more com
mon in warm weather than are the
ptomaines. Care in the handling of
food products is everything. They pas.
through so many hands, are packed.
repacked, displayed, sorted, displayed
again, an without much raajatd tot
the kind of cleanliness that will pre
vent infection, that it ia ft wonder
there are md more cases of ptomaines
and of toxic poisoning -the colic an I
cholera morbus of long ago.
First Case Recorded in 1884.
"The painful svmptoms of ptomaine
, poisoning manifest themselves very
soon after eating, although sometimes
Several hours elapse before they ap
"The first oases of ptomainen on
record occurred In 1884, when more
than oOO persons were made ill by eat
ing ehecR made In a single dairy. Milk
and milk products have aa large a
record of guilt as meat, much larger
than either mutton or lamb, for these
meats have never been Implicated as
causes of meat poisoning.
"There may he a half dozen oases
of ptomaines in Kaunas City this sum
mer. There may he more, if house
w i - and handlers of foods are very
en-eless. but there doubtless will be g
great many cases of toxic poisoning,
hick ate really (lie fashionable pto
maine by Common consent. The ftftu
aage ami the fish can. the exposed
milk bottle and th. piece of meat Hint
Is kpt too long all these are capable
of producing the chemical demonstra
tion that is known as the ptomaine "
K. ins is "Mty star.
Has vonr boy landed a Job yrt ?"
' Not ef gjol he seems to be get
"He haa quel carrying his diploma
around with him to show to prospec
tive employers." Kansas Citv