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CURIOSITIES OF DIET,
How Nature Adapts Food to Man and Man to Food. GREAT VALUE OF CEREALS. Why Peopli Can Cat Bread at Evary Maal Without Getting Tirod of It. Tha Fruita of tha Burning Tropicj and tha FaU af tha Frosan Arctic. Madera aclence baa shown that na ture'provides food for mankind with marvelous care and foresight. The hit man system requires a certain amount of proteld daily to replace wornuui muscle and tissue. Fish ami meat sup ply this In large quantities. In hot climates, however, these spoil so quick ly that tbelr use .is limited. Nature, aa if to compensate for this, has given to certain tropical fruits a much larger quantity of proteid than uorthern fruits contain. Thus government apalysis ■hows that figs have five units or calo ries to the ounce, dates two and live tenths and bananas one and tlve-teuths. Apples have five-tenths, peaches nine tenths and pears seven-tenths. Frob sbly the figs and dates tested had lost part of their moisture, and some allow ance should be made for this. The Arab can, therefore, maintain bin vigor on a diet chiefly plucked from trees. Henry M. Stanley and bis white companions subsisted almost entirely aa banana flour for two years in the African Jungle. Their freedom from disease was In part attributed to tlie wholesomeness of this diet. The dried banana contains 20 per cent of proteld, about donbls that of ordinary wheat flour. At the opening of the mango season In Jamaica many of the natives prac tically live on this fruit for two or three weeks. They fairly revel in it. An Englishman who was familiar with the science of diet could not under stand how they could uot only main tain tbelr health on this fare, but actually grow sleek and fat. He knew that an effort to live on the fruits of his native country would result in weakness, sickness and eventual death. Chemical analysis showed, however, that the mango contained enough pro teld to supply the bodily needs. If nature has been thus kind in adapting food to man's uses, site has been equally so in adapting man to his food. You may have wondered why people can eat bread at every meal without tiring qf It. The difficulty of eating one quail a day for thirty days Is well known. Even such delicacies as asparagus and strawberries cause an aversion when served too frequently. Nature sends men a never falling ap petite for cereals because they are alto gether the most valuable of foods. They contain s considerable amount of proteid, tbelr salts are of Importance to the organism, they are readily di gested when properly cooked, and they furnish a great deal of nourishment in ■mall bulk. Thus wheat flour, cornmenl, oatmeal (dry) and rice (dry) have more than 100 units to the ounce. Baked potatoes have 32.7 units, cabbage has 9.2, spiu acb 7, asparagus G. 5, apples 18.4, straw berries 11.4. spring chicken 19.5 and tenderloin of beef broiled 5.9. If a man tried to get even half of bis nutrition from the coarse vegetables, which have a considerable indigestible residue, he would have to eat pounds of them daily, and his stomach would be sadly overburdened. Nature gives us the de sire for a varied diet, and science •hows that this Is altogether the best fbr us. In the arctic regions there is little vegetation. Man must live almost wholly on animal foods. Fish and meat would not suffice, because they contain only proteids. These would re place wornout muscle and tissue, but could not be burned In the body to generate heat and energy. Fats, bow* ever, consist of carbon and hydrogen, which are the chief components of the foods of vegetable origin and supply the fuel needed by the body. The po lar animals have fat In abundance, but residents of the temperate and torrid ■ones can edt It only In limited quan tities. To them the mere thought of chewing chunks of grease is nause ating. The children of the frozen north, however, are endow r ed not only with the ability to ‘eat and to digest large quantities of fat, but with a keen ap petite for It. One who Is sensitive to such Impressions must turn away when he sees the natives of southern Alaska, the Tbllnkits. swallowing seal oil flavored by salmon berries with the gnsto of a boy over Ice cream. The Eskimos, farther north, will eat blub her, slightly cooked in the flames, to an indefinite number of pounds.—New York THbune. Her Object Attained. "Forgive me, my dear," said the go* ■lp humbly, "but I thoughtlessly men tioned to. Mrs. Brown the things that yon told me in strict confidence." “There Is nothing to forgive." replied the wise woman pleasantly. “It was for that very purpose that I told them to you la strict confidence."—Chicago Post. Getting Even. “You are half an hour late this morning.’* said a schoolmaster to a scholar. “Yes, sir,” replied the boy, who bad been “kept In” the day before. “It was late yesterday when I got homer —London Tit-Bits. We give altogether too little Impor tance to what we say to others and too mneh to what they say to us.—Eliot. The Scrap Book Had Him Traad. Pe had never fished before, and his rod was new and shilling with resplend ent varnish. Faultlessly attired, he was whipping a trout stream when by some odd chance lie got a bite. A writ er in Forest and Stream who bap|>eiied to come along tells what occur red. The fisher man had hooked a one i»ouuder from the way tbo line strained. He was not ploying the fish at nil. With rod held straight ahead, be was slowly and stead ily reeling him In. How he managed to hold the fish wus a mystery to me. Presently tho fish was directly below the end of HE KEPT ON HEELING. tlie rod. Did lie stop? No; he kept on reeling the.fish in. and Just as 1 reach ed I lie water's edge the fish's beud touched the tip. The raau even tried to pull him through the ring. Just then lie saw me standing on shore waving my arms. He turned to me with a bewildered look and said. “What shall I do now?" "Thu only thing you can do now." I said, “is to climb up the pole after him.” Pluck and Luck. One constant element of luck 18 genuine, solid old Teutonic pluck. Stick to your aim. The mongrel's hold will slip. But only crowbars loose the bulldog's srlp. Small though ho looks, the Jaw that nev er yields Drags down the bellowing monarch of the fields. -O. W. Holme*. A Lover of Liberty. A Jovial German saloon koej»er who rarely gels excited wus roused out of his usual genial mood not long ago by a chap with a deformed sense of hu mor. The German had one of those big old fnshfonod fly traps In his place. It was about a foot high and about half the diameter at the bottom. The flies get in somehow, uml then .they eun't find their way our. A fel low weut into the suloon oue of the hot days, and the bfg fly trap was foil. “I’ll gI v q you half a dollar for them files." says he. and the German's face lit up us be accepted it and shoved “THEY WERE MY FLIES." over the trap. The man looked nt It awhile, then loosened the bottom and let the files out. “Vat's Uer matter mit you?" yelled the exasperated and now excited Ger man. "Nothing.” replied the man as he hur riedly reached the door. "They were my files, aud 1 could do what I wanted with them.”-Detroit Free Press. A Difficult Rola. Etiquette laid dowu for the presenta tion of addresses to royalty Is some what difficult of observance. Some years ago the mayor of Gravesend. England, applied to one of his prede cessors for advice on this subject, as a royal duke and duchess were about to pass through the towu and he had to iitilicl the usual amount of vellum on them. The ox-mayor wrote In reply: "The only hints 1 cun give you are these: Don't turn your back on the duchess, for that would be rude. Don’t turji your face to her or the duke might In* Jealous. But Just wriggle along sideways.” An Elegant Figure. Mrs.. Jennings and her city cousin were exchanging news of their old school friends. "How about I.uey Morse?" asked the cousin. % "Has she kept on growing fatter and fatter?" •'Weil, all I'll say Is this.” said Mrs. Jennings: “Annie Fall told tne last year that when Lucy sent home from Nashua, where she was nursing her uncle, to have n silk waist made. An nie realized she hadn’t got any meas ures. and then she remembered that the lust time Lucy was there she stood tip by the big air tight stove, and An nie remarked —to herself—the resem blance between ’em. And she took the measure of that air tight and cut In a mite for the waist line—'bout ns much as a knife marks warm molasses can dy—and made the waist accordingly, sent it on. and Lucy wrote back It was an elegant fit." Would Not Kssp Hsr Back. S:\ddler Slnie was a droll character and yet of a type by no means scarce in the rural districts of the north of Scotland. One morning when a neigh bor entered his shop be was greeted with the following: "Man. Jeemle. i had an awfu’ dream Inst niebt. I thoeht I saw my wife fleein’ awn* up to heaven wi' a great big pair of w«ngs." “Aye man. an’ did ye no try to pu’ her back?" "Nn. na: I juist clnpplt my hands an cried. *Shoo. shoo!’ 1 was feart she wad nsver hae anlther chance of gel tin' sne near In." A Years’s Subscription to One of This Country's Greatest Monthly Magazines to All Subscribers to This Paper Who Pay a Year's Subscription in Advance. 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If met etr dilation of any sdentlie Journal. Tarmfl.il a year: four montiia, |L Sold by all newadealerx. Wusssstaw Send The Herald east Will cure your cold miOMO-FKIUCLV while you sleep. I)r. R. 11. Taylor, dentist, Meeker. Money to Losn. Unlimited money to loan on farm security. Low interest. For partic ulars apply to F. E. Sheridan, (tf) Spouting and fluming, at A. K. Lytle’s. For Sale—Fine Ranch On Strawberry ; known as the Mc- Kimpsoti ranch. 320 acres patented land. Good water. Good range*. Part under cultivation. A big bargain. Inquire or write L. N. Boner, Meeker. When you have a bilious attack give Chamberlain’s Tablets a trial. They ore excellent. For sale by all dealers. Lightning Kills Few In 1906 lightning killed only 109 people in the whole country. One’s chances of death by lightning are less ! than two in a million. The chance of death from livef, kidney or stomach trouble is vastly greater, but not if Electric Bitters be used, as Robert Madsen, of West Burlington, lowa, proved. Four doctors gave trim up after eight months of suffering from virulent liver trouble and yellow jaundice. He was then completely cured by Electric Bitters. They’re the best liver, stomach, nerve and kidney remedy and blood purifier on earth. Only 50c, at all druggists. LOST—Key ring containing Ihrei keys. Reward. Return to this oMlce or to Professor Patton's residence. A happy family is but an < ai'li< r heaven. be lighted with the re salts of Calumet I taking mm Powder- No disappoints— flf Do fiat, heavy, soggy biscuits, H cake, or pastry. H Just the lightest, daintiest, most B uniformly raised and most deli- B cious food you ever ate. R«MhM Mfltiact reward WsrM'i Pura FmA exoAaitlon, cmuc. itor. Von Bulow and Sarasate. In one of his letters Von Bulow re fers to Sarasate as follows: “He has enchanted me beyond measure, par ticularly in his concert of yesterday, when ho played n splendid work, ‘Symphonic Espagnoic,’ by Lnlo played in so genuinely aytistic a man ner that today I aui still intoxicated with.lt. Ills playing also of tho Sulut- Sums concert piece for violin Is as en trancing as Interesting. It Is a shame that he cannot come to sec mo. N. B. —I have purposely avoided’ ids person al acquaintance. Perhaps he has tried to see me, for over my door stuuda the uotlcc: "Mornings—not to bo seen. Afternoons—not ut home. “But perhaps he did not ring the bell. (He never plays under 1,000 francs—he received this sum here nt a private musicals.) For secretary he has Otto Goldschmidt, who sent nie a pass, which I returned with the re mark that for such an Important con cert I could certainly afford to buy my ticket. Six marks was In no way too much to pay.” Bulow did make ids acquaintance, however, as he refers iu a later letter to Sarasate coining, quite unexi»ected ly, to a “conference with Johannes” (Brahms), ut which he himself was present. He Preferred Mules. One of the pet hobbies of Senator Christopher Magee was his newspaper, the Pittsburg Times. He kept the pa per well to the front, and it was a credit to modern Journalism. One morning the Times had beeu scooped on a railway wreck. “Senator,” asked an Intimate ac quaintance, "how do you console your self on th» loss of tliat wreck story this morning?” “By congratulating ourselves,’’ he an swered quickly, ‘‘.that we are among the number who missed that ill fated tra.'n.” On another occasion as the senator was approaching the Times building on Fount li uvtuue he noticed a crowd gathered *>VmH a wagon which was filled with huge roils of newspaper. A wheel was caught iu a deep rut in the pdvement nmly Od uot be budged. “Senator,” invoked a friend, "they managed at last to your paper into a rut.” “Yes,” answered Mr. Ills eyes (winkling with good humor, “and Pin not trust lug to men to get it out again, but to mules.”—Philadelphia Press. Vanity of Men. In it woman's club, over ten nnd cigarettes, a group of ladies cited many, many instances of the foolish vanity of males. "Take tlie case of bees,” one said. "Because the queen bee rules the hive, because she is tlie absolute mistress of millions of subjects, man up to a few bund led years ago denied her sex. lie called her Hit* king bee. “Pliny wrote somewhere, ‘The king bet* Is the only male, nil the rest being females.’ And Moses Rusden, beekeep er lo Charles 11., stoutly denied. In or der to please his royal master, that the large boo, the ruler of the hives, be longed to the gentler sex. "Even Shakespeare couldn't bear to think that the b»*e of bees, the largest and wisest and fairest, tlie hive's ab solute lord, was a female. No, all tho proofs notwithstanding, Shakespeare . ailed her a male. Don’t you remem ber the lines-- “Creatures that by a rule In nature teach The uct ot enter to a peopled kingdom. They have a king and officers of Boris." —New Orleans Tlines-Democrat. Casualties Expected. During one of Speaker Cannon’s bit ter political lights in his district in Illi nois tin* opposition resorted to desper ate tactics. Among other things friends of rude Joe were summarily dismiss ed from positions they held in the pub lic service. Some of his friends Ik»- catne alarmed at this, nnd one of them called on tho speaker nt Ills residence and said, somewhat excitedly: “Joe, Smith and Jones have Just lost their positions iu the postoffice. What pro we going to do about it?" Cncle Joe took another puff nt his cigar suid then answered, with u lien ev ident smile: "Nothing. If you go into battle, you have got to expect to have some dead and wounded.” A Precaution. “Young man,” said her father, "7 don't want you to be too attentive Ic my daughter.” "Why— er— really,” stammered the timid young man, “I had Imped to marry her some”— "Exactly, nnd I’d like to have you marry her. but If you’re too attentive to her you won’t have money enough to do It."—Liverpool Mercury. Almost Qualified. “Help you!" scoffed the irate house wife. “Well, I guess not. I only as sist Invalids.” "Well, mum,” responded Beefsteak Ben as he tried to remove tho bulldog from his shins, “I’ll be nn invalid if I stay here much longer.” The Poor Milkman Again. The milkman was boiling over with Indignation. “And ;j;ou mean to say my milk don’t look right?” lie snapped. “Why, lady, this can of milk is n picture!” “All, yes," laughed the keen house wife; “a fine water color.”—Exchange. Restless. Caller -So your cook lias passed away to n better place? Hostess—Yes. but 1 don’t know If she’ll stay. Poor Bridget was very hard to suit.—Boston Trav eler. “The poet is l»orn, not made,” snyeth the proverb. Iu other words, It Isn’t Ida own fault THE MEEKER HERALD Junes Lyttie, Edlto, and Ptoyriator (entered in the Meeker. Colo., pualißii as •eeond-class mall matter. TERMS: ros soaecmirrioh. One Year W ** Six Month*.. 1 • FOB ADTBBTISIJte. Profeesional Cat da, par Month -J® ® One Inch, display, par Month *«• Two inches, per Month • Three Inches, per Month 4 OS Four Inches, per Month Five Inches, per Month 0 • Ten Inches, ( 1-3 column) par Month -W 00 Twenty Inches, (1 column > per Month....M QU Professional Cards, when pnld In advsaee, |IB oo per year. Local notices ten cents per line? Legal notices seven cents per Una. Address all communications to THE MEEKER HERALD, Meeker. Colorado. MATE Kb AY, DECEMBER 14, 1911 A Terrible Blunder to neglect liver trouble. Never do IL Take I)r. King’s New Life Pills on Hie first sign of constipation, bilious ness or inactive bowels and prevent virulent indigestion, jaundice or gall stones. They regulate liver, stomach ami bowels, and build up your health Only 25c, at all druggists. Some people are accused of wasting their time when it is dlfflcut to see how a tiling can be wasted that Is worth nothing. Aud subscribe for The Herald. We wish to call attention to the fact that most infectious diseases such as whooping cough, dlphtherfa aud scarlet fever are contracted when tho eh ild lias a cold. Chamberlain's Cough Remedy will quickly cure a cold and greatly lessen the dbnger of contracting these diseases. This rein-* edy is famous for its cures of colds. It contains no opium or other nar cotic, and may be given to a child with implicit confidence. Sold by all dealers. Self respect is largely a fear of what tho other fellow thinks. For Sale A good stock ranch of 240 acres, in hay; lots of water for all the lAod, every foot of which can be watered. It is both close to the range and to shipping point. I willsell on easy terms, or will lease. Address Dr. O. L. McCartney, Glen wood Springs, Colorado. Wind Mills See the new Star wind mill, sold by A. E. Lytle. These mills are per fectly self-governing; automatically throwing themselves out of gear; adjusted to any velocity of wind. $200.00 Reward The Piceance and Yellow Creek Stock association will pay 1200.00 re ward for the arrest and conviction of any person stealing, killing or ma liciously injuring any range cattle or horses belonging to any member of said association. A suitable reward will also be paid for the arrest and conviction of any person guilty of dogging cattle on the open range. B. F. Haley, President A. Oldland, Secretary. For prompt hauling service, see Ta t ro. Get your chop feed ground at The White River Lumber Company’s. It is wortli a thousand dollars a year to have ttie habit of looking on tlie bright side of things. Saved His Wife's Life “My wife would have been In her grave today,” writes O. H. Brown, of Muscadine, Ala., “If it had not been for Dr. King’s New Discovery. She was down in her bed—not able to get up without help. She had a severe bronchial trouble and a dreadful cough. I got her a bottle of Dr. King’s New* Discovery, and she soon began to mend, and was well In a short time.” Infallible for coughs and colds, it’s the most reliable rem edy on earth for desperate lung trou ble, hemorrhages, la grippe, asthma, hay fever, croup and whooping cough. 50c and SI.OO. Trial bottle free. For sale by ail druggiste. A step taken for mother is like a pearl dropped into your future dia dem. A Dos Moines man had an attack of muscular rheumatism in his shoul der. A friend advised him to go to Hot Springs. That meant an ex pense of $150.00 or more. He sought for a quicker and cheaper way to cure it and found it in Chamberlain's Liniment. Three days after the first application of this liniment he was well. For sale by all dealers. The reason many people never have coughs is because they liavo learned to use Lungs- Hue at the first symptoms. Engraved cards, invitations, etc. Our samples will help you decide.— The Hebald.