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Copyright by Dana Hull, Chicago.
Charles R. Crane, after being appointed envoy to China, was recalled as
he was about to sail for China and having admitted to Secretary Knox that
he gave an interview on the Chireic-Japanese situation, resigned. The presi
dent upheld his secretary of state and the incident caused a great stir in the
LIKE MILK AS FOOD
Quart a Day to Family of Five
Persons Is Proportion.
Two-Thlrda of Supply Furnished by
Cow Is Used to Make Butter and
Chetn Where Good Qual
ity Comes From.
Washington. Although two-thirds
of all the milk produced by fanners
for sale is used to make butter and
cheese, the other third Is sufficient to
allow each person to consume on an
average of about twenty gallons a
year. This meaws about a quart a day
to a family of Ave persons In other
words, milk and cream together fur
nish 16 per cent, of the total food of
the average American family of to
day. In some parts of the world other
kinds of milk are used than that
taken from "old bossy " Goats' milk
Is common, especial!; in the hilly dis
tricts of Europe; buffalo's milk Is
much used in India; the llama's milk
In South America; camel's milk in
the desert countries; mare's milk In
the steppes of Rsssla and central
Asia; reindeer's milk In the arctic res-Ions,
but cow's milk predominates
entirely in the western world. Per
haps no food has been more often
studied by chemists than milk and
lu products, and a greut deal of In
formation Is available regarding the
composition and properties of this
Important food material.
The milk which is ordinarily sold
for household use la subject to con
siderable variation in composition. It
U owing to such natural varlutlon In
composition that milk is purchased at
creameries on the basis of its rat con
tent. This variation In nutritive value
Is in large part attributable to differ
ences In the breeds ol cows kept, cer
tain breeds producing more milk that
contains tat than others
Among the best for producing
cream are the Channel Island reeds.
which give a milk rich II tat that
easily rises to the top. The age or
the animal also has consumable in
fluence .young cows producing richer
milk than old ones of the same kind.
In general, a well fed cow gives more
and better milk than if poorly ted.
but the relative proportions of rat.
casein, and sugar In th. ,k afe not
o greatly Influenced by .je composi
tion of the food as Is the quality of
The average cow of a given breed
possesses certain capabilities lor pro
ducing milk, but does not reach her
normal capacity of milk production
unless she Is well fed. When once
ihe hag a sufficient and well balanced
ration, neither the composition nor
the amount of the milk yleid seems
to be greatly Improved by either in
creasing the ration or changing the
proportion of the nutrients It sup
plies. Disease germs may get Into milk
either directly from a dlseaied cow
or Indirectly from a diseased person
from polluted water, or some similar
way. There are many other possible
sources of contagion. Among the
contagious diseases to which the
cows are not liable, but which may
be spread by milk, the most common
are scarlet fever, typhoid fever and
ilphtherla The records dhow that
milk is often the cause of an epi
lemlc, and not Infrequently It may
be traced to the milk from a single
Some Idea of the Importance or
oillh aa human food may be gained
from the lact that about one-sixth or
the total food or the average tainlly
Is furnfjned rv it and its products
Milk from various mammals in uced
la various parts of the 1,1. tint
that of the cow far surpasses all other
kinds In Importance. Few staple
foods vary so much In composition,
but, on the average, good, unadulter
ated milt .should contain about 87 per
cent- water and 2 per cent, solids
MINUTE HAND 612 FEET LONG
Planned to Be Place 1 on Top of
Singer Building in N..w York to
Signal Midnight Hour.
New York. The longest minute
hand in the world that will be in the
tower of the Singer building. If a plan
proposed by Commander E. E. Hay
den. U. S. N., In charge of the de
partment of chronometers and time
service of the Naval Observatory at
Washington goes through to comple
tion. The towering illuminated shaft
caught the commander's eye on a re
cent visit, and he at once conceived
the Idea of making the llumlnatlon
mark the five minutes preceding mid
night a mlnuto hand stretching 612
feet into tho air.
The plan was first broached to ship
ping men the latter part of August In
a circular letter by Commander Hay
den. He suggested In this that by con
necting with the "minute break" of
the transmitting clock at Wash
ington each night the 31 search
lights that now make the tower
a pillar of flame could be made
to stop for the first second of each
minute, giving an exact time signal
vlsiblo to all shipping In port
Lieut Ridgley Hunt and Ensign R.
S. Dent of the branch office here have
been sounding ship masters for the
last fortnight, and without exception
they favor the plan. It has been In
dorsed unofficially by the Maritime
Fall Trade Starts Well.
New York. Dispatches received
here indicate that fall trade Is open
ing up well In most sections and nu
merous re-orders are being received
for staple goods. Hank exchanges this
week at all leading cities In tho
United States are $2,740,469,893, a
gain of 21.8 per cent, over last year.
How Rockefeller Got Job
Tells Cleveland Sunday School Boys
That They Must Earn and Keep
Cleveland, O. John D. Rockefeller
told the Euclid Avenue Baptist Sun
day school how to get a Job and hold
"You've got to Ret a reputation he-
fore you can get a Job. and you'll have
to work to hold It." This is Mr. Rocke
"A boy does not have to be smart."
he said, "but he must work as hard
when his employer Is away as when
ho Is watching."
Mr Rockefeller told of his own ex
periences In getting a Job
"I was a boy like some of you then
and f.he trouble I encountered always
makes me remember It. I was almost
discouraged when I got a Job It was
In the morning when I found a place
wbers there was a little ray of hope
I was told to come again "they would
let me know'"
Mr Rockefeller told now an old gen
tleman who knew him when a young
lad had been questioned by his pros
"It is the ame way 'vlth boys now."
he continued "Employ 5rs"wlll Inquire
of , your acquaintance especially of
your pastor mid teacher, so you ran
i-ee It Is not only proptr but profitable
to be honest
"Mirny boys get pcsUlons. but they
I ITALY TO RENEW ITS FORESTS
Extensive Operations In Rea" ore sta
tion Have Been on for Forty
Years Progress Made.
Washington. Italy, which has suf
fered extremely in the past from the
ruin which follows the removal of pro
tective forests, is now among the lead
ing nations working for the conserva
tion of forest resources, fc'xtenslve op
erations In reafforestation have been
going cn for 40 years, and the Italian
secretary of agriculture has Just pub-
usnea nis report on the progress made
In that time.
This report Indicates that tho Ita
lian government Is keenly aware of
the value of forests to the rnnnrfv
and that It is determined to bring its
deforested lands into a forested state
as soon again as nosiblo. To uttatn
this end. planting operations have
oeen conducted on government land to
such an extent that during ttb icst 30
years 122.000 acres havo been plantfd
In 25 of the provinces of Italy. Of this
area, C9.000 acres, or approximately
108 square miles, were planted In tho
year 1907 alone, causing i.n outlay of
nearly $2,000,000 and giving employ
ment to a large number of men.
Reafforestation has been carried on
so vigorously , that there now remains
only about 36,000 acres of government
land in need of planting. In addition
to conducting planting operations on a
largo scale, the Italian government
has during the last 40 years distribut
ed over 130.000.000 young trees and
237,600 pounds of seed, an amount suf
ficient to restock approximately 100.
000 acres of land, to the Deoole In an
effort to encourage planting and sow
ing by private persons. As the forest
area of Italy amounts to only Bllghtly
more than 10,000,000 acres, this plant
ing by the government and private
persons amounts to approximately
one-fortieth of the total forest area of
Italy. Further steps must be taken by
the government, however, before Its
loiest policy will prove tho success of
some of Its European neighbors.
Forest Urea still continue to be the
cause of heavy damage. During the
year 1907. 1,294 fires were reported
with an estimated loss of $194,400.
While this amount is insignificant
when compared with the yearly loss
from fires in the United States. It Is
largo, relatively speaking, and would
be viewed almost as a calamity in the
better managed tSerman forests Of
these tires, 94 were duo to criminal
design. 267 to culpable negligence. 132
to accident, and tho rest to unknown
Fire, however, is not the only ene
my or the Italian woods. The small
landowner otten fells recklessly, and
sometimes with good excuse, because
of the heavy taxation of limber lands.
Large tracts which used to be covered
by a thick growth of chestnut have,
even during recent years, been strip
ped of every tree.
Like all other countries where for
estry Is successfully practiced. Italy
must not only resort to planting the
cut-over areas, but must also perfect
a system of fire protection -nd enact
laws to relieve timber lands of exces
MINISTER WANTS $100 LESS
Asks to Continue Working for $700
a Year, But Presbytery In
sists Upon $800.
Marksboro. N. J. One of the Inter
esting questions that tho Newton
Presbytery. In session at Washington,
will have to decide Is whether Rev.
F. A. Lott of Newport. Pa., shall be
allowed to accept a pastorate of the
Presbyterian church at this place. The
only objection thus far offered to the
candidate Is that he does not ask for
enough money. The presbytery has
made a rule not to appoint a pastor
for the church In question at a salary
less than $800 a year, whereas Mr.
Lott is willing to accept $700.
Mr. Lott has a daughter he wants
to educate, and he has figured out
that, with the free tuition offered to
children of ministers, he can accom
plish his desire on the $700. That
sum Is, therefore, enoug?) for him. and
he will not ask for any more, aa he
hates to be burdened with wealth.
do not hold them. Why? They never
do their work tboiourhly and their
employers must do It over after them.
Remember, boys." he continued, "that
is no way to begin UM."
Stork'a Genercus Visit.
Florence, N. J. Tho stork has been
very generous to this place once more,
having visited seven homes in two
days. In each case tho little newcom
er is a girl. On a previous visit of
like generosity the htork was partial
to boys. One of tin lltttle strangers
Is a mite of a girl born to the wlfo
of William Emlcno. Slio weighs but
a pound and a half, but is perfectly
formed and healthy, even If sho would
look lost in a jar of preserves.
Never MUsed Vote.
South Norwalk, Conn. Nathan Rob
erts, a retired sea captain, 96 years
old. walked two miles to the East Nor
walk polls the other day and cast hla
vote for ihe swenty-filth time in his
While Capt Roberts has been
around the Horn and the Cape of Good
Hope many times, he has never
missed a voting duy at homo since he
became a voter
The tnnn who uses religion as a
cloak Is bound for a climate here no
clonks are needed.
ROSE GRANDLY TO OCCASION
Bobbs Convincing Proof That He Was
Capable of Act of Generosity
The evangelist had got everybody
worked up to a high pitch of emo
tional generosity. Men and women all
over the church were throwing their
possessions Into the contribution
plate. One man removed the pearl
studs from the front of his shirt and
placed them among the contributions.
Another gave his watch and chain.
One woman literally threw her dia
mond necklace Into the plate, while
from all sides came rolls of bills,
acarf-plns, Jewels of all kinds.
"Those of you who have come un
prepared," said the cxhorter, during
a lull in the proceedings, "will have
time to go homo and get their gifts,
for I shall continue this meeting for
three or four hours yet."
"Fine," said Bobbs, rising hurriedly,
and starting for the door. "I'll be back
In ten minutes, Doctor," and out he
The enthusiasm continued," and the
great fund rolled up, and yet there
were many who kept tab on liobbs.
He was not a generously disposed per
son as a rule, and they were Interested
to see what he would bring with him
to devote to the cause, and they did
not look In vain, for In less than the
allotted time liobbs returned leadlne
his mother-in-law by tho hand.
NOTHING LIKE LEATHER
"A dime's worth of beefsteak,
"A dime's worth, sonny? Why,
that won't be much for your dinner!"
"I don't want it for my dinner! I
wants it to make some hinges for my
Physical Culture for Drummers.
"There is no reason why you should
Dmit your nightly physical culture acts
while traveling," said the confirmed
drummer. "This set of movements.
ieslgned especially for people who
travel In chairs, brings every muscle
of the body Into play.
'No. 1. For the grip. Reach under
the seat ahead of you and try to pull
out your footrest. Don't expect to be
"No. 2. Vary by Jerking board from
sido to side. Continue till well winded.
"No. 3. For the lungs. Rise and
"No. 4. Rend forward from the utv
right position and try to break the
board off by pulling it upward. This
effort, though not often crowned with
success, is a splendid developer of tho
back muscles and should never be
"No. 5. Sitting on the floor with the
feet firmly braced, grasp the board
tightly with both hands, pull with all
your might, and try to lift your body
off the floor. Some people object to
this exercise on the ground that the
mechanism might work and Beat the
athlete with a sudden painful iolt
but never fear. No one who ever had
experience with footrests would think
of such a thing.
"No. 6. If you Btill have streneth
enough, try to raise the car window;
then end by calling the porter." Kan
sas City Star.
" A Novelty.
"Poor Clyde Fitch," said a young
playwright sadly, "was alwavs readv
to give advice and help to Juniors.
"I once described to Mr. Fitch a
climax that seemed novel and strange
to me. But Mr. Fitch said that novelty
and strangeness had little value In
climaxes real human Interest was
"He Instanced an extraordinary, a
quite unique climax, that would vet
be bound to fail.
"In this climax the hero, a chan
with wooden legs, stumps breathless
ly across the stage as fast as his two
wooden legs will carry him. A wom
an, brandishing a butcher's cleaver, is
lu pursuit. The woman overtakes the
man. She upsets him. Kneeling,
she brandishes tho cleaver about his
"'Herbert Mnnnering,' she cries,
'nay me the six weeks' board you owe.
or I will cut both your wooden legs
"Why do you object bo Beiiously to
snapshot portraits of yourself?"
"Because." answered Senator Sor
ghum, "they violate all recognized
rules of procedure. What right hat
any photographer to take a man't
picture without giving him the cus
lomary ten minutes' grace to fix hif
necktie, brush his hair and arrangt
a pleasant smile?"
Accounting for It.
"1 have been here half a dozer
inics to see you and to day Is the firs
ay I have succeeded In finding yo
"Yes. I lost my ralblt foot thi
WAS NOT GRATEFUL
REV. HENRY DISAPPOINTED IN
High Hopes Raised by Story He Had
Read Were Rudely Dashed,
Though He Had by No Means
The little country clergyman had
Just read that very charming anecdote
now going the rounds of the press
telling how Mr. John W. Gates, the
other day, on meeting the minister
who had married him 40 years ago,
after greeting him warmly, said to
"When you married me I only gave
you a five-dollar fee, but I'll make up
for it now," and drawing out his check
book he drew and presented to the
astonished clergyman a draft for a
The little country clergyman rubbed
his eyes when he read this, and then
he read it aloud to hl3 wife.
"That is perfectly splendid," ho
"It certainly Is," replied the good
lady. "By the way. Henry, didn't you
tell me that It was you who married
Josephine Hickenlooper to Col. Bul
lion of the Shingle trust?"
"Yes; it was 33 years ago. He paid
me two dollars for tying the knot," re
turned the clergyman.
"Well, I should say," Bald the good
lady, "that If these millionaires are
going to make a habit of this thing it
wouldn't be a bad Idea for you to meet
the colonel casually some day and re
mind him of It."
"Curious coincidence," Bald (he little
minister, "but do you know, Maria, I
was thinking that very same thing
"Well, Henry, dear, don't let any
grass grow under your feet." said Ma
ria. "If I were you I'd go to New York
today, while this anecdote Is fresh
in the public mind, and sort of get in
touch with Col. Bullion. Who knows
but that he has Just read it himself
and is thinking of you at this very
Hence it was that the next morning
found Rev. Henry lingering about the
portals of the massive office building
in which Col. Bullion attended to
business, and sure enough along about
eleven o'clock the impressive figure
of the colonel was to be seen making
Us way through the crowded high
way. "Why, Bill, how are you?" said Rev.
Henry, extending his hand, as Bullion
entered the corridor.
"Morning," said the colonel, glower
ing at him" darkly and trying to get
"You don't seem to remember me.
Bill." said Rev. Henry. "Don't you re
member that 1 married you to Jo
sephine" "Remember you!" roared the
colonel. "Remember you? I'd give
$10,000 If I cou'd forget you. You are
my most persistent nightmare. When
1 think of what I got for that two
dollar bill I gave you 35 years ago
for tangling me up for the rest of my
natural life you ought to thank your
stars I don't Jump on your ding basted
neck. Get out of here!"
And Rev. Henry went back to his
flock. Harper's Weekly.
Prayer and Politics.
David H. Lane, the Republican lead
er of Philadelphia, was telling stories
at a Republican banquet.
"And it's always a mistake," said
Mr. Lane, "to mix politics and religion
politics and prayer.
"There was a preacher out Cinna
minson way who mixed politics and
prayer to his cost. He prayed on the
eve of a general election.
" 'Grant. O Lord, that the great re
form party may all hang together.'
"'Amen!' cried a scoffer.
" 'Not, O Lord,' resumed tho preach
er, 'In the sense in which that profane
scoffer would have It understood; but
let the party hang together In accord
" 'It's all one to me, the scoffer
again Interrupted, 'what cord it is, so
long as it's a good, strong one.' "
"Yassah! Yassah!, Hoi on a min
ute, if yo' please, sah! Dess lemme
tell yo' how 't Is!" expostulated a col
ored citizen who was down on tils
back and being elaborately chastised
by a larger and somewhat harder
headed gentleman of his own race
"I'll pay yo' de money If yo' puts de
argymunt to me in dls mannah. Yas
sah! pay yo' do money right now.
widout no mo' o' dls beailn' and horn
merln': but I want It understood, sah,
dat I Isn't no ways 'thuslastic 'bout It.
I bows to de indelible when 1 meet it,
sah. but I keeps muh 'thuslasm to
muhse'f yassah, keeps It to muhs'ef
to de bitter end!" Puck.
Bumped By Buttons.
"I came pretty near getting killed
the other day." said the flat dweller.
"There are two buttons on one of my
waists that I can't button to save my
life. I generally ask some of the chll
dren on the stoop as I go out to but
ton them, but that day I thocght I'd
have It dono In the elevator. The ele
vator man was so gratified that I hon
ored him in that way he forgot all
about running the clevutor. Let it go
buttoning my waist. N'pver ..
t again till It nearly bumped the life
mi of both of us In the teu.ir.
No Further Use for Him.
"You are discovered!" exclalmer'
he two detectives in the same breath
"All right." replied Bill tho Burgla
is he calmly stepped out of the win
ow Into the free ulglit air; "tha
inch of it is settled. Now go ahem
nd hold your controversy."
GUARANTEED AS SURE CURES
Some Remedies That Leave Russian
Surgeon Completely in the
Dr. Metchnlkoff, the distinguished
Russian surgeon, states that the re
moval of the large intestine will ward
off old age. Inspired by tho tremen
dous value of the discovery, says the
Chicago Record-Herald, our scissors
editor has gone into investigating on
his own account with tho following
results, all of which are absolutely
The amputation in infancy of both
legs of a male child will keep him
from walking away from his nurse
while she Is talking to her cousin, the
policeman, and getting lost
To cure a man of an Insane devotion
to the game of golf the most effective
method is to cut off bls arms at the
elbow Joint This has never been
known to fall.
A child whose teeth are pulled the-'
moment they appear will not suffer In
after years from the toothache.
The Metchnlkoff method of warding
off old ago la considered by some per
sons to be a trifle drastic. A cup full
of arsenic mixed with paria green will
have the same effect if taken inter
nally three times a day beforo meals.
Spinal meningitis 1ms never yet
been known to attack any one who
had taken the trouble to have his
spine wholly removed boforo reaching
the age of maturity.
Decapitation between the ages of
ten and 15, though a somewhat he
roic measure, will prevent tho hair
from falling out and thereby enable
you to avoid premature baldness.
To cure a dog of barking at night
only a slight operation is necessary.
This consists of removing all that
section of him that rests between the
back of his ears and the point of
juncture between his body and his
tall. The same operation is effoetiv?
In keeping cats from quarreling.
An excellent cure for a gnawing
hunger will be found in thrco portions
of rare beefsteak, two pounds of
mashed potatoes, a chicken-ham pie,
four helpings of suet pudding and a
welsh rarebit taken whenever you
feel the fit coming on.
The surest preventive at a fit is
an English tailor taken In frequent
A ROUNDABOUT WAY
"Which Is the quickest way to get
to the station?" ,
"Roll, sir." '
Her System. '
Mr. Compton prepared to have one
of his serious talks with his small, vl
aclou8 wife one of the talks which
always ended In bis being completely
"I want to speak to you about the
household money, dear." he began, In
his most calm and Judicial tone, al
though tho fact that Mrs. Compton
stood behind him. 'rylng to brush his
hair the way it did not go Interfered
with the effect of his words, he knew.
"I don't understand how It Is that
when I give you an unusual .amount
you spend It all. and yet when I don't
give you so much you seom to get
along all right."
Mrs. Compton left her unsatisfac
tory task and stood before him. wide
eyed. "Why. I should think anybody could
understand that." she said. "When
you can't give me so much. I JuBt save
out the Items that como over the
amount and pay them up the first
week you give me a lot. and put them,
down then. It's Just the simplest kind
of thing! But. then. I've always
thought men didn't understand simple
things as well as complicated ones."
Subtraction That Adds.
Tho air was sweet with the smell
of willow wood and the artificial limb
maker was adjusting a delicato metal
spring In a superb leg.
"This one of a pair of legs," he said,
"I am making for an aviator. They
are longer legs than his own were. His
height before the accident was only
five feet six; now, with these lega, he'
will be five feet ten.
"Men all like to be tall. And short
men, when, as sometimes happens,
!hy lose both legs, gratify this uni
versal desire for height by ordering
wooden legs of an excessive length.
"Yes. paradoxical tlioigh It seems,
cm a abort man's legs off, and he be
Take Her Choice.
"You know tho engagement between
Jack and myself Is o.T. and I asked
him to send back my presents and a
lock of my hair that 1 gave him."
"Well, ho sent a servant this morn
ng with a laigo racket containing In
iimierable locks of hair, from gray to
laxen. raven to red. with n messago
.hat I could choose from among them
.ny own P!operty."-Lippin(.otf8.
No Lack of Courage.
"I was thinking how the army air
hip would revolutionize things lu ono
"What is that?"
"When tho military air corps Is an
stabliBhrd fact It will no longer be a
JlKurace for a soldier to fly."
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