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Loup city Northwestern
J. W. BURLEIGH, Publisher.
LOUT CITY, . NEBRASKA.
In a current humorous paper a lady
on horseback la represented looking
o|jer a wall at a farmer. She says,
"I am bo glad you are going in for
wheat, Mr. Hayrick! My husband
made a great deal of money in it on
Wall street.’’ The satirist has touahed,
without intending it, the profound fact
that under all our material prosperity
lies the produce of the earth; that
every man, from the farmer to the
master of the stock market, succeeds
or fails with the crops. One of the
most promising American novelists,
who died in his prime, set for himself
the splendid imaginative task of
tracing through a series of novels the
kernel of wheat, from the Held to the
loaf of bread. In his “Epic of the
Wheat” he attempted to tell in a new
kind of harvest fable the story of mod
ern man. As far as he went, he did
succeed'in making the kernel of wheat
the heart of a large section of our
highly complex life. The flooding in
of millions of bushels of wheat about
his hero, who stands in the wheat
“pit” in the stock exchange, is as pow
erful as the rush of armies in the old
military epics. All summer long the
world witches the crop indications.
“There is a shortage of grain-crops.”
“The cotton crop is moderate com
pared with last year.” “An improve
ment of a hundred million bushels
was made in the corn crop in July.”
Complicated by other forces not sure
ly discerned by the wisest statesman
and the shrewdest capitalist, these
crop reports swing the world up and
down, says Youth's Companion, until
the harvest is all in and the facts are
known. There is a momentary settle
ment in business and politics, the
world breathes a sigh of relief, and
than all industry that depends on the
crops begins to hum. Harvest is a
great taking of stock between the
coming in of the raw materials of life
and the winter months, when those
materials are* converted to the mani
" fold uses of man.
Blights of Science.
Somebody meticulous rises to in
quire whether red really excites bulls.
Essentially this is a subtle move to
dissipate the sun-flecked and silken
fabric of beliefs. Are we to forfeit
all our creeds to the microscope and
the measuring rod? Is there no
longer to be any efficacy in spitting
on the bait? Hhas the toad no warty
powers, the rainbow no golden ter
minal? Shall the minatory devil's
darning-needle be shorn of its darting
.terrors? Is there no bane in slaying
that blithe songster, the cricket, and
no virtue in the left hind leg of the
cemetery-haunting Gabriel Grub of
rabbitdom? Science has meshed us
all, but there are twilight times when
the mind, swinging dreamily back
ward, owns again the sway of Hans
Christian Andersen and the misnamed
'Brothers Grimm. Grow old we may
and must, says Collier's Weekly, but
that part of us which throws the
spilled salt over our left shoulder, and
firmly declines to walk under a ladder
if there be any way around, clings
happily to youth.
The city of Erie, Pa., has done well
to honor, by a statue, the memory of
Eben Brewer, the heroic postal clerk
of the Spanish-Amaricau war, who
gave his life for the soldiers at Si
boney, says Youth's Companion. He
had gone to Cuba to establish a mili
tary postal service, and he did it. But
the number of sick, wounded and dy
ing soldiers at Siboney, and 1the
scarcity of doctors and nursps, made
a demand upon his sympathies which
he could not resist. Four days and
four nights, without a moment’s rest,
* he devoted himself to this humane
work, and then he collapsed. Dart
mouth college, from which Brewer
was graduated in 1871, may well
share with Erie, his home city, the
pride in this hero of civil life.
As an indication of the value of
water transportation it may be re
marked that the Manchester ship ca
nal in Kngland shows ah increase in
receipts for the last Six months of
more, than $75,000 over the same pe
riod in 1906. Much of this increase
is due to the large quantity of Ameri
can cotton shipped to the mills at
Manchester. Water routes mean low
freight rates, says the Troy (N. Y.V
Times, and all over the world the ad
vantages to be thus derived are com
ing into more careful consideration.
If laughter is the result of a union
of the blood corpuscle with the nerve
cell, as a notable scientist asserts, will
not be kindly teach melancholy pes
simists who are predicting panic just
how to make the connection?
Yale's Japanese professor of Japa
nese civilization has eloped with a
white woman. Probably he did not
mean this action to be a demonstra
tion of the trend of Japanese civiliza
Sir Tummas will never be happy
until be gets that international yacht
ing mug, and there is nobody else on
earth that the mug would be surrend
«red to with fewer regrets than to the
Knight of the Shamrocks.
Canada is^o anxious to secure set
tlers In its vast northwestern domain
that' it gladly throws in the climate
free of charge to any farmer who will
spue to go up there and live on a
Form of Official Ballot.
Secretary of State Junkin will get
3ut sample ballots for the guidance of
sounty clerks fourteen days before the
coming election.' The candidates of
each party, where there are more than
orfe to elect, will be placed on the bal
lot in alphabetical order. Following
is the form of the ballot;
Supreme Judge (vote for one) —
M. B. Reese (republican).
George D. Doomis (democrat
people's Independent) .. ..
Julian D. Graves (prohibition).
I/iician Stebbins (socialist).....
Railway Commissioner (vote for one)—
Henry T. Clarke, ie. (republican)
Samuel Lichty (prohibition).
E. F. McClure (socialist).
Kagents State University (vote for
Charles B. Anderson (republican)...
George Coupland (republican).
R. J. Millard (democrat).
John L. Sundean (democrat).
John L. Sundean (democrat-peo
ple's independent) .
J'-hn H. vort Steen .prohibition)
J. N. Cater (socialist).
G. C. Porter (socialist).
Regent of University to Fill Vacancy
(vote for one)—
W. C. Rodgers (socialist).
District Judge. First District (vote for
John B. Raper (republican).
Leandcr M. Pemberton (repub
A. B. McCandless (democrat).
District Judge. Second (Distriet (vote
for one)— /
Jesse I,. Root (republican).
Harvey D. Travis (democrat).
District Judge. Fourth District (vote
George A. Day (republican).
Lee Estelle (republican-democrat)..
Howard Kennedy (republican).
William A. Redick (republican).
Willis G. Sears (republican).
Abraham L. Sutton (republican).
Alexander C. Troup (republican)
Charles T. Dickinson (democrat)
John O. Yeiser (democrat).
District Judge, Fifth District (vote for
Arthur .1. Kvan« irepuonraiu.
Frederick C. Power (republican)
Gorge F. Corcoran (democrat
people's independent) .
Benamin F. Good (democrat
people's independent) .
District Judge. Sixth District (vote-for
C. E. Abbott (republican)..
J. C. Martin (republican).
Conrad Hollenbeck (democrat
people's indcoendent) .
George H. Thomas (democrat
people's independent) .
District Judge Seventh District (vote
for one) —
)-“sli*>. G. Hurd (republican)...
Thomas C. Marshall (democrat
people's independent) .
District Judge. Eighth District (vote
A. R. Olsen (republican).
Guy T. Graves (democrat-peo
ple's independent) .
District Judge. Ninth District (vote for
Anson A. Welsh (republican).
District Judge. Ninth District, to Fill
Vacancy (vote for one) —
Anson A. Welsh (republican).
District Judge. Tenth District (vote for
J. W. James (republican).
H. S. Dungan (democrat-peo
* pie’s independent) .
District Judge, Eleventh District (vote
for two) —
James R. Hanna (republican).
James N. Paul (republican).
District Judge, Twelfth District (vote
for one) —
Hruno O. Hostetler (republican)....
District Judge. Thirteenth District
(vote for one) —
H. it. Grimes (republican) ....... . ..
District Judge. Fourteenth District
(vole for one)—
R. <\ Orr (republican).
J. E. White (democrat-people's
District Judge. Fifteenth District (vote
J. A. Douglas (republican).
Daniel R. Jenckes (republican).
J J. Harrington (democrat-peo
ple's independent) .
William H. Weatover (democrat
people's independent) .
State Senator, First District, to Fill,
Vacancy l vote for one)— 1
David K. Miller (republican).
Shipper Gets Relief.
N. Duncan Company of Byron ap
pealed not in vain to the State Rail
way commission to get delivered to It
a car load of lumber shipped up from
the south and now in the Missouri Pa
cific yards at Lincoln. The shipment
started some six weeks agp over the
Missouri Pacific, but upon Its arrival
here the Burlington refused to take
it on to Pyron because it had not been
given to that road at Kansrs City.
Freight Agent Spcns was called tip by
Commissioner vJarke, and he promised
to have his road take the car at Lin
Ruling on Brands. *
Attorney General Thompson has
ruled, upon a request from the secre
tary of state, that where duplicate
brands have been issued the one re
ceiving the brand first as shown by
the records in the office of the secre
tary of state is entitled to the same,
and the second person receiving the
same cannot legally use it. He holds
that in the matter of recording the
brands duplicates must be cancelled.
To Enforce Sibley Act.
At the next session of the supreme
court Attorney General Thompson will
seek an injunction to compel the, ex
press companies to obey the Sibley
act. The express companies have con
tinued to exact the old rate, regard
less of the legal reduction of 25 per
Well Water Causes Fever.
Lincoln has a number of cases of
typhoid fever in the west end, which,
it is believed, were caused by the
water. The residents in that part of
the city to a great extent use well in
stead of city water. An effort will be
made shortly to get the city mains ex
tended and an ordinance passed re
quiring the residents to fill up their
wells. Incidentally the state house
employes will ask the city health offi
cer to lc»oli: at that building. The odors
from the basement are such as to
indicate an unsanitary condition.
Interstate Express Business.
Rate Clerk lowell of the state rail
way commission has made a compila
tion of the amount of interstate busi
ness done by the’ various express com
panies, compared with the state busi
ness. During a period of three days
the following is the per cent of the
interstate business done at several
towns: Grand Island, 12 per cent;
Hastings, 55 per cent; Aurora, 42 per
cent; Lincoln, 43 per cent; Omaha, 52
per cent. In. Omaha and Lincoln only
on» day’s business was considered.
The totaf business was $4,602.34.
* ' ‘ .r"
Union Pacific Makes Report.
The Union Pacific annual report
filed with the railway cxnfnafwkNi,
proves on examination to be a brief
in behalf of the 2-cent fare law.
During the last year the average
fare collected by the Upton Pacific has
been 1.96 cents a mile. Rate Expert
Powell has been scrutinizing the re
port to find any traces of manipulat
ing the figures in the interest of a
contest against the 2-cent fare. How
ever, it seems that the railway has
furnished evidence to bolster up the
The report showed that each pas
senger paid an average of $2.64. while
during the former year the average
was $2.76. The number of passen
gers decreased from 4,803.094 for the
fiscal year ending June 30, 1906, to
3,078,538 for the year ending June 30,
1907. The passenger receipts of the
company for March, April, May and
June of the present year were about
$8,000 per month greater than those
of similar months in the annual re
port of 1906, indicating that the 2-cent
fare bill has increased the receipts, if
For the motnh of July. 1906, the
freight receipts cf the company for
Nebraska were reported to be $1,011,
700.05. The monthly reports from sta
tions in Nebraska, as received by the
commission, show that $533,736.55 was
received for freight forwarded and
freight received at Nebraska'stations.
The difference between these figures
indicates the amount of freight cred
ited to Nebraska which is through
freight neither originating or termi
nating in Nebraska. In the same man
ner can the passenger receipts be ex
plained. The report shows that dur
ing the month of June of the present
year the passenger receipts were
$284,111.59. The monthly reports for
July, the succeeding month, indicate
passenger receipts aggregating $111
078.92. This did not include any tick
ets save those sold in the state.
Meeting of Stockmen.
E. M. Searle. ,)r., secretary of the
Nebraska Stock Growers’ association,
will issue a call shortly for a meeting
of all stockmen to be held at Alliance,
January 31. The call is in accord with
the decision of the stockmen who re
cently held a meeting at South Omaha
for the purpose of discussing quaran
tine. The general government refused
to inspect cattle sold locally and the
state has no appropriation to pay for
the inspection and dipping of cattle.
This meeting is for the purpose of
getting the individual stock grower in
terested to the extent that he will
clean up his own cattle. It is said
Nebraska is behind Colorado. Wyom
ing and South Dakota in the matter of
clean cattle, and for that reason at the
coining meeting it will be ‘urged that
growers dip their own cattle,, making
the preparations during the coming
spring months. The health officers
from these states who have superin
tended thq cleaning up In their re
spective states will be at the meeting
and tell what was done by them.
Packers Must Brand Weight.
Attorney Sears of Omaha, repre
senting Omaha Packing firms that are
contemplating an attack upon the Ne
braska pure food law, informed the
food commissioner that he desired
mere time to confer with his houses
over the matter. Food Commissioner
Johnson notified him that the time for
waiting was about over. He said
County Attorney F. M. Tyrrell of Lan
caster county would begin prosecu
tions in Lancaster county against
those firms who have not been brand
ing the correct weight of contents of
goods on their output according to the
pure food law. Mr. Johnson also
served notice that dealers in oleomar
garine must procure licenses of him
for the traffic or stand for prosecution.
He says there is no excuse now for
Percentages on Pensions.
At an executive session of the
board of public lands and buildings it
was decided to adopt a new- rule for
: faking the percentages of the veter
ans’ pensions at the soldiers’ homes.
! At present the veterans pay all over
$12 a month. The new rule demands
j 10 per cent of all pension money in
excess of $12 and less than $19; 20
per cent on all pension money from
$20 to $23; 3 per cent from $24 tc
$29* Where an old soldier receives
$30 or more, it Will be for the state
board and the commandant to decide.
Under this rule, soldiers who have had
their pension increased to $15 will
have to pay $1.50 into the state treas
ury and they will have an additional
Earnings of Railroads.
During the month of Jul" the rail
roads o fthe Btate, with the exception
of the Missouri Pacific had an income
of *3,200,844.15. Th's total included
the receipts on fright forwarded and
freight received and from ticket sales.
The ticket-sales for the month aggre
gated $634,964.52, of whiCh less than
one-third was for interstate business
Topeka Firm Complains.
The food commissioners’ office re
ceived a lengthy letter from a large
milling firm of Topeka. Kas., in which
is set forth the argument against the
ruling that the label on the food pack
age must show, not the gross weight
of the package, hut the net weight.
“Our goods,” says the Topeka con
cern, “are weighed by automatic ma
chinery, which gives us the gross
weight It would cost a great many
thousand dollars to make a change so
that the net weight would. be given
new machinery being necessary."
Death of F. *. Foss.
F. I. Foss, one of the best known
lawyers in Nebraska, and for nearly
thirty years a resident of Crete, died
in Lincoln after an illness of several
months. Mr. Foss was connected with
the legal department of the Burlington
railroad. He was a member of the
Nebraska delegation to the republican
national convention in 1904, and at the
time the plan of dividing the state into
two federal districts was first m*«
tioned, was often mentioned as a po»
sibility for the Judgeship that would
be thus created. ->■ v,
The Kaiser and Mr. Carnegie. j
During the flret meeting of Emper- j
or WitHam and Andrew Carnegie on ;
the deck of tho Hohenzollern at Kiel', j
when there came a pause in the con- 1
versatiofa. Mr. Carnegie, in a candid i
spirit of banter, said to the emperor: 1
‘‘You know, your majesty, that I j
never cared very much for kingB.”,j
.‘‘But there was one king you earml ;
a great deal for,” said the emperor
quickly., "And who was that?" de
manded Mr. Carnegie. "Robert Bruce.”
”Y« ur majesty is very right.” laughed
A Young Composer.
Rachel, aged 12. wrote an compo
sition on wild flowers in which she
praised the arbutus, the liverwort
the spring beauty, the blood root, and
ill of the other blossoms of dell and
dale. But she wrote on both sides
jf her sheet of paper, and when she
asked her father, who was an editor,
to publish her article, he called her
attention to that fact.
“You've written on both sides of
your paper,” said he.
“Well,” was the reply, “and don’t
you print on both sides of yours?”
ALL THINGS IN PROPORTION.
Invalid’s Meal Evidently Had Not In
creased Good Humor.
For many weeks the irritable mer
chant had been riveted to his bed by
typhoid fever. Now he was conva
lescing. He clamored for something
to eat, declaring that he was starv
“To-morrow you may have some
thing to eat,” promised the doctor.
The merchant realized that there
would be a restraint to his appetite,
yet he saw, in vision, a modest, steam
ing meal placed at his bedside.
“Here is your dinner," said the
nurse next day. as she gave the glow
ering patient a spoonful of tapioca
pudding, “and the doctor emphasizes
that everything else you do must be
in the same proportion.”
Two hours later the nurse heard a
frantic call from the bed chamber.
"Nurse," breathed the man heapily,
“I want to do some reading, bring me
a postage stamp.”
HAVE CRAZE FCR FORMULA.
Smokers Follow Fashions in the Use
"Make me up a package of tobacco
according to the formula used by Ed
win Booth.” said the man with a
southern accent. ‘That is the third
man who has asked for that kind of
tobacco to-day,” said the dealer. "It
is strange that people from remote
parts of the country as well as New
Yorkers make a fad of buying the
same brand of tobacco that Booth
smoked. And it isn’t always the Booth
mixture that they want. 1 have filed
away the formulas far mixing the
favorite tobacco of many% famous per
sons. Smokers the country over have
heard of this collection of recipes and
one feature of every man’s trip to
New York is to try a pipeful of some
big man’s favorite tobacco. In most
cases this special mixture is so
strong that the nerves of the average
smoker cannot stand it. He has to
give up after a few pipefuls and go
back to a popular mixture, but he has
the satisfaction of having had the ex
perlence.”—The New York Sun.
Shouts a SpanKed Baby.
A Doctor of Divinity, now Editor of
A well-known Religious paper, has
written regarding the controversy be
tween Collier's Weekly and the Re
ligious Press of the Country and oth
ers, including ourselves. Also regard
ing suits for libel brought by.Collier’s
against us for commenting upon its
, These: are his Bentiments, with some
very emphatic words left out.
“The religious Press owes you a
debt of gratitude for your courage in
showing up Collier's Weekly as the
“Yell-Oh Man.” Would you care to
use the inclosed article on the “Boo
Hoo Baby” as the “Yell-Oh Man's
“A contemporary remarks that Col
lier’s has finally run against a solid
hickory "Post” and been damaged in
its own estimation to the tune of
“Here is a publication which has, in
utmost disregard of the facts, spread
broadcast damaging statements about
the Religious Press and others and
has suffered those false statements to
go uncontradicted until, not satisfied
after finding the Religious Press too
quiet, and peaceful, to resent the in
sults, it makes the mistake of wander
ing into fresh field and butts its rat
tled head against this Post and all the
World laughs. Even Christians smile,
as the Post suddenly turns and gives
it back a dose of its own medicine.”
“It is a mistake to say all the World
laughs. No cheery laugh comes from
Collier’s, but it cries and boo hoos like
a spanked baby and wants $750,000.00
to soothe its tender, lacerated feel
“Thank Heaven it has at last struck
a man with “back bone” enough to call
a spade a “spade” and who believes in
telling the whole truth without fear or
Perhaps Collier’s with its “utmost
disregard for the facts,” may say no
such letter exists. Nevertheless it is
on file in our office and is only one of
a mass of letters and other data, news
paper comments, etc., denouncing: the
“yellow” methods of Collier's. This
volume is so large that a man could
not well go thru it under half a day’s
steady work. The letters come from
various parts of America.
Usually a private controversy is not
■ interesting to the public, but this is a
| public controversy.
Collier’s has been using the “yellow”
methods to attract attention to itself,
but, jumping in the air, cracking heels
together and yelling “Look at me”
wouldn't suffice, so it started out On a
“Holler Than ’rhou” attack on the Re
ligious Press and on medicine.
We leave it to the public now, as we
clid when we first resented Collier’B
attacks, to-say whether, in a craving
for sensation and circulation, its at
tacks do not nmonnt to a systematic
mercenary bounding. We likewise
i leave it to the public to say whether
| Collier's, by ito own policv and meth
Cause and Effect.
“Plump figures.” said the woman
who was reading the fashions, 'are
going out of style.”
“Nonsense!” answered her husband.
"Food is rather expensive. Hut the
situation isn't as had as that.”
Field Marshal Lord Roberts is study
ing Esperanto and has joined the Brit
ish Esperanto association. This an
nouncement was received wfth enthus
iasm by the delegates to the Esper
anto congress at Cambridge. England
The “Mound City.”
St. Louis rejoices in the sobriquet
of Mound City from the fact that the
original settlers found there many
elevations which it is supposed were
relics of that strange people who
dwelt in the Ohio and Mississippi val
leys and are known to modern times
only as the Mound Builders. No ade
quate explanation has yet been found
of their strange mode of leaving
memorials of their existence. The
limestone bluffs on which a part of
St. Louis stands furnish a solid foun
dation for the business buildings.
“Stop!” shouted the" than on the
country road, holding up a warning
hand. Muttering something about
rural cops, th^ automobilist obeyed.
“Turn arcund and come back to
town with me,”4said the stranger.
“You were going at least 35 miles an
“You’re a constable, I suppose,” said
the automobilist, with a covert sneer,
when they had reached the village.
"Me?” replied the passenger. “No,
I'm a farmer and had to come into
town when all the teams was busy.
Nice growing weather? Thanks. Good
Gnsuiug comment is purposely omit
ted.—Philadelphia Public Ledger.
Belling a Rat.
You have probably read or heard
i that the best way to rid a house of
j rats is to catch one and fasten a bell
about its neck. A boy in Delaware
i tried I he experiment two months ago.
He was badly bitten in making the
; bell last, but he turned the rat loose
; and expected the tinkling of that bell
would have great results. It did have.
In the first place, the rat who wore it
! was constantly on the move all night,
j and the tinkling bell kept the family
j awake, and in the next the sounds
! brought scores of new rats to the
house. Instead of being afraid of the
! bell, they were charmed with the mu
j sic. Had the boy tied a harmonica
I to another rat's tail, the rodents would
I have bad a dance every night.
She Was Willing.
"Yes," says the husband, "i havt
i consented to accept the nomination.’
“I am so glad the party is begin
ning to recognize you^ merit." beams
i the wife.*
"Now my dear," the husband con
tiuues, "you know that political af
fairs are not love feasts, by any
means. You must expect to see me
vilified ami attacked in a scandalous
i manner. So doubt the opposition wili
| try to dig up sensational rumors about
j me, and all that sort of thing, but you
i must not-”
"Well,” she interrupts, "I am really
I glad of it. You have always been
1 strangely silent about whether or not
' you ever were engaged to anyone be
j fore you met me.”
A Break in the Ceremony.
Little Tom was two years old and
talking before his proud parents took
him to be christened . Though limit
ed. his vocabulary included one or
two choice words picked up from his
father. Of course, he looked like a
perfect little cherub on the eventful
day,/with his wide blue eyes and shin
ing curls and mother had got him up
in great shape for the ceremony. At
the most impressive point Tom turn
ed to his father and exclaimed in ag
gravated tones: “Why, damn it, he
wet my head!”
The Way of the Child.
A small boy who had recently
passed his fifth birthday was riding
in a car with his mother, when they
were asked the customary question:
“How odd is the boy?” After being
told .the correct age, which did not
require a fare, the conductor passed
on to the next person.
The boy sat quite still as if ponder
ing over some question, and then,
concluding that full information had
-not been given, called loudly to the
conductor, then at the other end of
the car: “And mother’s 31!”
A Definition of success.
How have the hypothetical scien
tists and the exponents of unbelief
benefited themselves or humanity at
large by sowing the seeds of doubt
; broadcast in the world? The real sci
entists do not fall in this category, for
they are believers in the real sense of
the word; they know too much, they
have seen too many mysterious mani
festations of the Divine creative pow
er. Now, those who have disposed of
the Bible and all evidences of inspira
tion, have written a great many boons
and some of them have won what the
world at large lightly calls fame. Ac
cording to the ordinary measures that
are applied in such cases, they have
been extremely successful, but real
success means the benefit of human
ity in some form or oilier. If no such
benefits can be shown as the result of
their labors, their success is not equal
to that achieved by the direst poverty
; and the deepest ignorance. — Joel
i Chandler, in Uncle Remus’ Magazine.
WHEN A “HUNCH" HELD GOOD.
Chinese Laundry Ticket Suggested a
Bet on “Wing Ting."
Kay Spence, a well-known horseman
\ of Mexico, Mo., won 51,000 at the
1 Louisville, Ky„ race meeting a short
I time ago as the result of a •‘hunch.”
Mr. Spence has a large breeding
: stable of “runneYs” near Mexico, and
at'tends ail the big racing events in
the country. Not long since he w;i6
In Louisville and entered the betting
I ring td see what odds were being of
! fered on the various entries. He
. found that Joaquin was the favorite
at even money, and pulled his wallet
from his pocket, intending to bet on
that horse. His attention was at
tracted by something that fell from
, his wallet to the ground, and he stoop
ed and picked it up. It was a Chi
! nese laundry ticket. He looked at
i the "books” again and found that there
j was an entry with a Chinese name.
Wing Ting, at ten to one. That set
tled it, for he considered he had re
' ceived a “hunch” that could not be
; overlooked. Wing Ting won handily.
I Needless to say, those who backed the
favorite considered Spence the sev
‘ enth son of the seventh son.—Kansas
| City Star.
ods, has not made itself more ridicu
lous than any comment of ours could
Does Collier’s expect to regain any
self-inflicted loss of prestige by de
monstrating thru suits for damages,
that it can be more artful in evading
liability for libels than the humble
but resentful victims of its defamation,
or does it hope for starting a campaign
of libel suits to silence the popular in
dignation, reproach and resentment
which it has aroused.
Collier's can not dodge this public
controversy by private law suits. It
can not postpone the public judgment
against it. That great jury, |the Pub
lic, will hardly blame us for' not wait
ing until we get a petit jury in a court
room, before denouncing this prod
igal detractor of institutions founded
and fostered either by individuals ot
by the public, itself.
No announcements during our entire
business career were ever made
claiming “medicinal effects" for either
Postum or Grape-Nuts. Medicinal ef
fects are results obtained from the
use of medicines.
Thousands of visitors go thru our
entire works each month and see for
themselves that Grape-Nuts contains
absolutely nothing but wheat, barley
and a little salt; Postum absolutely
nothing but wheat and about ten per
cent of New Orleans Molasses. The
art of preparing these simple ele
ments in a scientific manner to obtain
the best foofl value and flavor, re
quired some work and experience to
Now, when any publication goes far
enough out of its way to attack us be
cause our advertising is “medical,” it
simply offers a remarkable exhibition
of ignbrance or worse.
■ We do claim physiological or bodily
results of favorable character follow
ing the adoption of our suggestions re
garding the discontinuance of coffee
and foods which may not be keeping
the individual in good health. We
have no advice to offer the perfectly
healthful person. His or her health
is evidence jn itself that the bever
ages and focds used exactly fit that
person. Therefore, why change?
Byt to the man or woman who is
ailing, We have something to sav as a
result of an unusually wide experience
in food and the result of proper feed
In the palpably ignorant attack on
us in Collier’s, appeared this state
ment.—“One widely circulated para
graph labors to induce the impression
that Grape-Nuts will obviate the ne
cessity of an operation in appendi
citis. This is lying and potentially
In reply to this exhibition of—well
let the reader name it, the Postum Co.,
Let it be understood that appendi
citis results from long continued dis
turbance in the intestines, caused pri
marily by undigested starchy , food,
^V’ V;its y'i '
such as white bread, potatoes, rice,
partly cooked cereals and such.
Starchy food is not digested in the
upper stomach but passes on into tbe
duodenum, or lower stomach and in
testines, where, in a healthy individ
ual, the transformation of the starch
into a form of sugar is completed and
then the food absorbed by the blood.
But if the powers of digestion are
weakened, a part of the starchy food
will lie in the warmth and moisture of
the body and decay, generating gases
and irritating the mucous surfaces un
til under such conditions the whole
lower part of the alimentary canal, in
cluding the colon and the appendix,
becomes involved. Disease sets np
and at times takes the form known as
When the symptoms of the trouble
make their appearance, would it not
be good, practical, common sense, to.
discontinue the starchy food which is
causing the trouble and take a food
in which the starch has been trans
formed into a form of sugar in the
process of manufacture?
This is identically the same form of
sugar found in the human body after
starch has been perfectly digested.
Now, human food is made up very
largely of starch and is required by
the body for energy and warmth.
Naturally, therefore, its use should be
continued, if possible, and for the rea
sons given abov% it is made possible
in the manufacture of Grape-Nuts.
In connection with this change of
food to bring relief from physical dis
turbances, we have suggested washing
out the intestines to get rid of the im
mediate cause of the disturbance.
Naturally, there are cases where the
disease has lain dormant and ’ the
abuse cpntinued too long, until ap
parently only the knife will avail. But
it is a well-established fact among the
best physicians who are acquainted
with the details above recited, that
preventative measures are far and
away the best.
Are we to be condemned for suggest
ing a way to prevent disease by fol
lowing natural methods and for per
fecting a food that contains no "medi
cine” and produces no “medicinal ef
fects” but which has guided literally
thousands of persons from sickness to
health? We have received during the
years past upwards of 25,000 letters
from people who have been either
helped or made entirely well by fol
lowing our suggestions, and they are
If coffee disagrees and causes any
of the ailments common to some cof
fee users quit it and take on Postum,
If *white bread, potatoes, rice and
other starch foods-make trouble, qul*
and use Grape-Nuts food which is
largely pvedigested and will digest
nourish and strengthen, when other
forms of food do not. It’s just plain
old common sense.
"There's a Reason for Postum and
Postum Cereal Co, Ltd.
Capacity of a Munich Porter.
An English family touring in Ba
varia, called at the world-famous Hof
branhaus, the pride of Mutlleh, re
cently, writes our correspondent. n» (
the waitress serving them the head
ot fhe family in a matter-of-fact way.
simply held up his five fingers. V»
the family’s astonishhmen-t the wait
ress came back with five quart pots
filled to the brim with beer. Tbe vis
itors bravely struggled with the beer,
but only managed to dispose of abbot
one quart between them, i Knowing
that it would be considered an iffl
suit to leave beer, they called a porter
and ordered him to finish it. In lew*
time than it takes to relate the Bava
rian accomplished the task. Wiping
his mustache, he demanded sixpence
for the “job,” and, having obtained
the money, instantly ordered and emp
tied another quart pot.
Saw It Come Out of a Cow.
A little city boy and his sister Dor
othy were taken to the country for
the first time.
The two children were happy as
the day was long. 'In the late after
noon they watched the cows come
home, heard with delight the tink
ling cow-bells, and the little boy
even N went in the barns to see the
At supper, just as Dorothy was
lifting her glass to her rosy lips, the
Ijoy cried out:
“Oh, Dorothy, don’t! You mustn’t,
drink that milk. It’s not fit to drink.
It came out of a cow. I saw, it!”
Something to Study Over.
“Dukg Hegs Knewly Lade” is a
sign which graces the window of a
dairy shop in South London.
Never look upon your work as a ref
uge from thought, but express your
thought in your work.—Phillips A.
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