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Some Diet Follies v
Ej Woods Hutchinson, Ji. M, M D, OMB diet delusions are i which Is now devastating our breakfast tables, while others are or most respectable antiquity. Among the latter la that very ancient survival, the notion that particular foods are "good" for particular things or effects. This 1 an al most direct deseendent of the notion, hold with greater or less unanimity by nearly all savage and barbarous tribes, that the flosh or viscera of birds and animals possessing par- ... . . . i ' A .nalltlpA 5 z ncuiar qualities will bo likely to produce me i- - In those who eat them. Thus Nero used to banquet on nightlngalo'a t0USue In the hope of improving his voice, and,he OJlbwa cut out aDd devoured the .lieart of a bear, the liver of e. buffalo? etc., believing that the strength and courage of these animals would thereby be transferred to blmse-lf. It is probable that the most grewsome of ancestral iltea cannibalism was largely due to the same belief, although, of course, In Neanderthal days Prlinl"v man would have no more hesitancy about eating his enemy after he had killed him than he would In devouring a bear or a deer. In fact, tbo early nvrt' of jhe missionaries In the South Sea Islands referred to their favorite dish s "long pig." Every known race has at some time been cannibal. There certainly was a childlike logicality and naivete about the concep tion of the Maori wasrior who rounded and completed bis conquest of bis en emy by eating him afterwards, and thus acquiring all the vigor and energy which had been wont to oppose him. The story told of the old Maori chief who, upon his death-bed, when urged by the missionary and his favorite wife to a death-bed repentance, and told that In order to do so be must first for give his. enemies, proudly lifted his dying head and exclaimed, "I have no enemies; I have eaten them all," appeals to a slumbering chord In us even yet. While certain moBt Intelligent people to-day would Jndlgnantly resent the accusation of reverting to such days and Ideas, they 'will vigorously de nounce the eating of pork as an unholy thing, on the ground that "he who eats pork thinks pork," and the more orthodox of them will even declare that while Scripture records that the devils entered into swine, we have no as surance that they ever came out of them. From McClure's Magazine. HI TlTS liulu juineraL Affect By Professor he history of American mining-towns presents many ex- T amples of the determining effect of mineral deposits. Butte, J Montana, is a city of 26,000 Inhabitants supported by copper underlying" about one square mile of land surface. The 4 . , l V Bxla volonn A'i,t ra r, t tVfa nn flirlpr&ble set- U1C llil U1C BJIV tlernent, for In- other respects the region Is unproductive and unattractive; without the mines the locality would support with difficulty a population of one hundred souls. The min eral deDOBlts of Nevada occur beneath strips of land a few hundred" If et in width and In the midst of a hopeless desert, but they have formed plausible pretext for adding a State to the Union and two Senators to Congress. The decline of the lodes has now reduced Virginia City to a population of 2500, as agnlnst' 11,000 In 1880, wben it was one of the busiest cities In America, in the midst of a superlatively "booming" State. In 1900 Nevada was credited with a population of 42,335 a figure somewhat under that for 1870; thus this State, with an area twice that of New England, has less population than Waterbury, Connecticut Through the existence of min eral products In close proximity, Pittsburg has become the emporium for coal, petroleum, and Iron. Its case differs, however, from the above, for Its development was far less artificial, and its destiny could never be that of the regions already mentioned. Three navigable rivers converge at this point; valleys sunk in a plateau provide natural routes for approaching railways. Natural and unnatural access, it may be added, are contrasted at Pittsburg by the fact that one railroad has recently been forced to expend $35,000,000 to effect an .entrance to the city by overcoming a minor geographic obstacle. Harper's Magazine. Something New iO L 1 ' inrisuun fzyutiuiugy t& Ey Right Rev Samuel Fallows, t ffrKt-" of Chicago. ' wv-i3 WOULDN'T agree to cure a case of grip without the assist ance cf a physician. I want to make It plain that l expect o work hand In hand with physicians.' By giving you good 'suggestions, however, I would do much toward curing the disease and probably would banish It entirely. Hi . ji,st how shall I go about putting my theories to practical I use? As Is bolng done in Emmanuel Church, Boston, I shall Jj address myself to the subconscious minds of those who de- v 6ire to be cured, ana wm give mem ucu uts.'"" as may be beneficial to them. ' ' To cure a person who Is suffering from nervous breakdown or a mental ailment 1 shall use two methods. The first method Is to seek for the root of the evil the patient'B cause for worry or despondency. H that Is removable it should immediately be removed, and the cure is effected The second method U to give such suggestions as will lodge themselves in the subconscious mind and direct the actions and deeds of the patient upon another and more beneficial plane. There are thousands of cases which would be wonderfully benented in this manner. Keurns'henla. an ailment of the mind. Is the commoner and worst dls a of the present day. It Is a disease that certainly can be cured by this ' ns it Is beii g done iu Boston every day. and it may bedone In Chicago. Very Realistic. . Donald Maclmir.al, who Is a 'great sr.r.ler, started to dress bis on fly hooks. , He was nut by a rrur.y onti day, who t-Kl l: "1 li.-ar yi-'vc ! '' to drehS ycr tin ho.i' !. VxkuV I ' tj ( '' ' ' It s a ll.Mi," nr.vn if I IV neb.. .lI '.n e iv.it ib :n " o'lylhirs t.iu n.i l.k. 7" Iis'.'Up 'I "! '' - ,i.n:.a l n f r !l.i't." ' ' ' 11 1 " " . . . , , . , r. i i I : 1 ;' fad Tl t Ljejuzci Population Jl. C: Keller. laiDuu u n v - - - 13 b a T .U "r1 I Double Dutch. The' fellow v. as fond of his Joke and driving up to a country Inn, ha said to tbo bucolic native ndvanclr.g to th horsfi l.etul: "RiimIcuk, extil c;tln the qnndrnped from yonder velil rl i . tabulate him. Afford Mm an Ruiqucte suiip'y of nutril.oiie nliinr,-,; (t!id when tli" atirora of morn tl'.all II limine U.e Loticn I will truly (v!i j. n.it" tli e f.T tiiy fimin'j'e tn.-i.ii.w-ii." '",. iiiin.f 'iii!'!' d ccui rv l.r.y ; ; u'o l ii'i!, f .i ii : J: ." : :, ', it.! ;. !.,- : of most modern dato, like the .1 1UK DEM. 4. XI) rKKILOCS. v Oire me of thy dHicbt! , Thy wildest Imiirlttvr brinfr: Tlnii( nil thy wreathed muii; bright Of mules to blcm ami mock my mgblj Thy jneiTirat numic iintt! Thy pUilnesn 5 my triumphing. "Thy juy my need for toil ud tiht Criv me of thy delight! Gire me of thy despair! Thy aorrow'a poisoned wine; . , My I ija thv cup of wormwood dure, . For thy salt bread I make my prujer; Team are more dually thine Than latiirliter. and thv deein are mine Though Shame and l'ain inhabit there tiive nie ot thy despair: -JJi'mer K. Woodbndge, in McClure's Magazine. 4 Of l ill fj6u t is goqel A" V ? fc afc & fir rtr (o r m - With a bogus silver dollar and the firm intention to conquer England by American intelligence, old Joe from Newport, Ky., arrived one morning in London. After having sold the false dollar to an Irishman at the depot for three shillings, he treated himself to some breakfast and two glasses of whisky, got bis iShoes shlned and started out to do business. 1 What kind of business he was to take up and for whom be was to do it did not interest hlra very much, as there were more details which would easily arrange themselves. He didn't ask anybody to give him any information about the streets of the city, but simply followed the enor mous crowd of people that poured across the London bridge Into the city. He walked even faster than the clerks who were afraid of being late, combed his hair while be was running, read two morning papers, nodded In a friendly way to the Bank ot England and the Exchange, and thus at last reached that part of Lon don inhabited for centuries by people who know only one kind ot business and one kind ot smell, that of old clothes. Here, old Joe stopped and looked about. He found himself In the open market hall where for hundreds of years has been the greatest trans actions in old clothes in the whole world. Among the walls wera booths full ot clothes worn by the last few generations of Londoners, and where thousands of Prince Al bert coats, evening coats and tux edoes, besides enormous bundles of trousers, ' vests and business Coats were done tip by the hundred fdr wholesale trade. There were whole armies of worn out shoes, shapeless hats, quaint old umbrellas and canes, liecktles and underwear. In front of the booths were crowds of customers end curiosity seekers. ' Vorking- men, sailors, clerks, buy ers from the colonies, not to forget the compact mass of loafers to be found anywhere in London where there is easy money to be made or stolen. Trade was quite lively, but as the majority of the people were foreigners very little was said, and most talking was done by gestures of hands and shrugs ot shoulders. ! Old Joe didn't stop. long to look at tbls scene. After a moment's hesitation he turned to one of the small standB in a dark corner where Nathaniel Wolhrauch was sitting be hind his modest stock, sad and melan choly because the mass ot people passed by his place without as much as giving it a look. "I beg you, sir," old Joe said, touching his hat, "would you' please tell me where the old clothes bazaar is?" "The bazaar, why, old man, you are right In the centre ot It." ' "ThlB!" old Joe cried, with an ex pression of deep contempt, "do you call this a bazaar? Why, it can't be anything hut a Joke." "I admit that business is a little dull to-day, but prices are not going down. Are you looking for anything in particular, in black, or maybe in sporting suits?" "Well, really, I don't know. 1 hadn't thought of doing anything. But what you will you take for your whole stock?" ' Nathaniel looked up in surprise. "You are a wholesale dealer?" "Of course. One ot the greatest In the world. I'm president of the Grand Central of America." The old dealer looked at him ad tnlrliifily, put down some flpures on a slip of paper and bashfully whis pered the price. "I'll give jou half of that," Joe replied, "cash down in an hour. All ritht. And now I must go on." And without saying another word old Joe mounted a platfmni, took off his coat end roared in a voice that whs h. ard all over the i lure: "Gen tldiicri " Kver body looki-d :.l lu;i). The dc-al-rs wtie dlrast.-d, but the loaf ers wrra d.-liiM-d. All, liowevt.r. v. ere iu.' inn? t.j p ,. v l.m v. as to come :n).t. 'line inu'l- liiau; the t'.uiut: "C.i'!i' ";i !!: n--" Ti.i- Tih.i'o rmvil ri p. n . i-? '."'' ! r " X :! ;i i- ! : .:, ,. i old Joe roared: "Gentlemen, one mo ment's quiet." Then ho besan his speech in his most dignified man ner: "Gentlemen, the day of to-d:iy inaugurates a new era In the old clothes business of this famous mar ket. But before I go any further I ask you to tell. mo upon your word and.honor, whether'you are satisfied with this market or not?" Replies of all kinds came from everywhere, and for a few moments there was a terrible shouthig and laughing. Old Joe calmly waited until quiet had been restored and then said: "I notice that you are not, and why haven't you been satisfied? Because you hae not had the proper goods. The goods are now here. The American concern which I represent tells you through me, nay, even more, It shows you through pie. I ask you to give me your attention." He took the first coat he could get from a bundle In front of him, put It on, and turned slowly around in front of his audience. "Gentlemen, English goods is English goods, and I say nothing against ft. I only ask you Is that a fit! Does that coat fit mej Do you like the collar? I have very little time sixteen shillings and six pence. Don't crowd, please, all will be served, for we have 40,000 suits in stock" An hour later old Joe had cleaned out Nathaniel's stock, bought' two other stores and the next morning the "Great American Second-Hand Clothing Company" began business on a large scale. At all docks special longshoremen were engaged who, standing In con spicuous places, showed their com panions elegant suits and over coats .which they bought from the concern, and in front of all the big factories at Eastend and Whitechanel were "special 'buses waiting on Satur day nights which carried the working men that had just been paid off di rectly Into old Joe's arm, and through all the streets of London there marched every day in Indian file ele gantly dressed' men carrying big pos ters with the inscription: "This Is How You May Look If You Buy Your Clothes From the Great Central American Second-Hand Company, 114 Houndsditch, E. C." And to-day old Joe sits In his mag nificent office in Oxford street and has eight directors and a special cable code in which he communicates with the branch offices at New York, Brus sels and Paris. He has married a real lady and receives kings on his yacht, and when anybody speaks of his arrival in Londod, of Nathaniel Welhrauch, and' the bogus dollar, he replies ia the most amiable way: "I beg your pardon, sir, you are mistaken; that happened not to me, but to. my grandfather." PhiladeU phia Bulletin. AX IXTERKBTIXQ RELIC. Jnckson's Farewell Address, in Which He Predicted Civil War. Daniel W. Thornton, a Chicago railroad man, has In hla possession an interesting relic in the shape ot a copy of General Andrew Jackson's farewell address to the people on his rotirement from the Presidency of the United States. ' The address 1b com posed of about 11,000 words and was delivered March 3, 1837. Thoro wero originally fourteen copies printed in black type on white satin, but only one of the copies remains, that one belug Mr. Thornton's. Mr. Thornton was in this city re cently visiting friends, and while here exhibited the reiic and told ot how It came to be In his possession. His father, who was Charles G. Thorn ton, a" Canton, Ohio, printer, at the time the address was made, set up the type for the fourteen copies and was presented with ' one of them. When he died, In 1SS7, his son came into possession of it and has carried It aa a keepsake since. The copy Is remarkably well preserved and the owner several times has been offered large sums of money for It Triers was another copy in the pos session of a Canton editor, but about, two years ago bis home burued and the satin relic with it. In the address General Jackson warns his auditors against a civil war. He states that disputes will ultimate ly cause a severance of filendly rela tions between the ?tat?s, end the trouble will only be settled bx combat on the field of battle and with fire and sword. The Civil War followed twenty-four jchis afior tbo lareweil addrebs. The speaker alr-o denounced tbo banking sysu-M of the time, ssi:i;; that great d.'nr-.-r would it-null fro.a a few men controlling the ninnry and thus acting injuriously upou tli-.i interests o( the o'.beis; tint tb v weie exercising nti nnjuft proportli.a of influence. I'iM liiiia'.j ! :.i ri. , ;-. I'uilie Mill I'.i -fieri. "I? trtO-tllll'V (if t!.i- "t is m; c:i t li" f! ay v, i 1 1 i' ) to ; lii. . . inst.-ad," (-.:(. . 1;.m ' T. :,' !. . .- ! i - .; , . ; ; i , 1. 1 r. : : : i FAREXTAL CAUTION. It used to be the cuatoin, when t ralW went to woo, v'uuii. To sefk the maideu's father for t aerln,,. interview, "" And to give a truthful an.wer when fc, heard the old man say: L' -Can you support my daughter in a cmn. fortable way! " But now the times are changing and w. ,;i must look ahead u To pierce the distant future when th. young iolln want to wed, And we needn't be surprised to hear th. i nifti'lcns father say: "I'd like to know what alimonr you're nre. pared to pay." ' ' . , tarn B. Etinson, in Puclt. V THEY KILLED HIM. Smlthson "Poor chap! I under stand that he was clubbed to death." Jonesby "Yes. He belonged b. four, I think." Judge, THAT DEPENDS. "Do you believe in autohypno tism?" "Yes, If you own one of the blamed things." - Baltimore American. AN ARBOREAL HABIT. Stella "A tree gains one ring a year." . Bella "And doesn't have to re turn them, either." New York Sun. WHAT AGES US. "Seems to me you look younger i than ever." "Why not? As I grow older I, be come more and more expert in avoid ing trouble." Life. THE PAMPERED PETS. "Ilortense, call up Mr. De Millyuss and ask for Fldo." "Yes, me lady." "Carlo wishes to bark to him over the telephone." Louisville Courier Journal. LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON. Father "Got a fall, did you? Well, I hope you didn't cry like baby?" ' Sou "No,' dad, I didn't cry. I Just said one word the same ai you'd have 6aid!" Punch. CAMPAIGN IS ON. "Got any babies around your place?" inquired the candidate. "Nope," answered the farmer. "Babies is all growed up an' married off. How'd you like to put in the forenoon . plowln'?" WaslUugtoa Herald. THE UTILITARIAN FATHER. "Did 3'ou father catch you smokiiis cigarettes?" asked the bad boy. "Yes. he did," answered the young ster with the injured air. "What did he do?" "He took tbem away from mo and smoked them himself." WashinVtos Star. THEY ARE THE ONLY ONES. Mr. Henpeck "I wish my wife was one of those theatrical stars." Friend "What makes you wift that?'.' Mr. Henpeck 'Hor-aiiKe so of'.rn 1 read in the papers that (heir ti;itrt!s manage tlit-r.i." Ealtiw AiifOrlf an. Jlr)l':SCt , , .(-'.r-TjVjr0 GKT3 TIIKM. a" her "Who gels the wlcki-i lilU'eCojg that stay away f"m li2' day-school?" No answer.. Teacher "Come, you can tell tis, Casey." Csi?y "pe White Sox gits some, an' da Cubs de rst." Bohemian. PREFERRED JAIL. "Yon don't mean to z- 7 wouldn't like to get oni?" fids!:':' the prison visitor. "Why, I tho'-e you were In for life." "Worse than that, ma'aiii." rei'' the convict. ''I'm In for a del" ll'e. I've t;.t two Ivfs w r.iiinl' " ulde." Philadelphia Pre,.-. KXPEriF.VCEi). "Nover ntind, ti.-ar." l- ' r pitriii-ly, us nil? r :.!-. -.1 h-r Worn hi, Khiuililrr. t i : -. -! .; tbo v hit,, bhir on I. is i. ;t!. "it v ' I rush orf." t "( h, Charlb1," she ' ' - l.is.i;. hidiu? her fi.ro r.- (.'' v. Irii-y hmi Mrs : ' how ' l.:...u-?" S'jy.i rv:Ut- .''' Till '( h, d...- , 'A V.. i . ' I i.i 1 . J"