Valentine Democrat. (Valentine, Neb.) 1900-1930, July 28, 1904, Image 6

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The Sensitive Temperament Belongs to All Great Men.
R comfort it is better to have a thick skin ,
Jbut for accomplishment that is worthwhile
[ power lies in the sensitive temperament The
Sgensitive man suffers a good deal on his way
I through life. He is jarred by discord and op-
Iposition. His craving is for peace ; criticism
stings him like a whip. Sensitive men. as a
rule , endeavor to hide their sufferings from the public gaze.
In this endeavor they assume an arrogance or a cynicism
that is not genuine. Some of the boldest flouters of critics
and opponents are really the most sensitive. Behind their
outward show of contempt they suffer the keenest agonies
of soul-torture.
But the sensitive is the creative temperament A man
that does not feel cannot perform. He is not creative , nor
original. The sensitive man shuns polemics , the give and
take of contest , but once in a fight he stays. All the great
men have been sensitive. The sensitive man takes things
seriously. The sensitive temperament is the temperament
of the thoroughbred whose pride keeps him from ever giv-
'ing up. It is the sensitive men that battle for an ideal , for
a principal.
Sensitiveness is a symptom of brains. The dull wit is
protected by a thick skin. But the thinker is sensitive
because he thinks. He is self-analytical. He meditates on
criticism and measures himself by it To the world he
may appear to be as hare * as steel and as cold as ice , but
ho feels deeply as very man of brains does. Intensity of
feeling is a necessary element of genius and intensity of
feeling is possible only to the sensitive temperament
Genuine sensitiveness must not be mistaken for a spuri
ous sensitiveness which is very common and which is noth
ing but vanity and conceit One finds people proclaiming
themselves "sensitive" because their vanity is easily of
fended. These people are quick to imagine slights where
none were intended They expect from the world a defer
ence to which they are not entitled and they fret when
this deference is denied. The true sensitive does not cry
out his hurts. He suffers in silence as every great soul
does. His feeling is not a shallow vanity , but a deep move
ment of the souL San Francisco Bulletin.
History of Japan's Commerce.
APAN has a history antedating that of any of
the nations of Europe now existing. Its pages
have been shut to us on account of our ignor
ance of the Japanese language and literature ,
but these obstacles to the acquisition of knowl
edge are gradually being removed and many
interesting and Important facts are coming
to light
The subjugation of Korea in 200 A. D. , is proof that
Japan had made considerable advancement in maritime
jpower at an early date. The use of packhorses and oxen ,
the spanning of rivers by bridges , and the establishment of
Stations at the distance of a day's journey apart , as far
ack as 313 A. D. , show that domestic trade and commerce
knd interior means of communication at that time had
reached a fair state of development Peddlers were known
as early as 457 A. D. , while a systematized market was
organized and a law of measurement and prices was en
acted in 701 ; and in 760 the ratio of monetary metals was
established at the rate of one to ten for gold and silver ,
and one to a hundred for silver and copper.
By 1540 more than 2,000 Chinese merchant vessels , it is
said , went yearly to Japan , mostly to buy silk. Prior to
this , and about 12SO , the Japan Islands were made known
to European nations by an Italian who had lived many
years in China. The first navigation line from Europe to
Japan was established in 1541 by three Portuguese mer
chants. The Spanish secured a few trade privileges in 1549 ,
and In 1G01 the Dutch came and began to do a large busi-
.ness under the name of the East India Company.
' But before or shortly after these events Japan had es-
'toblished herself as a sea power through her own efforts in
'the Pacific Ocean. The communication with the Philippine
tslands , with Annan , with Slam and with India began be
fore 1500 , and there were then more than 500 Japanese
emigrants living at Manila , and thousands living in Slam.
tTor a short while the Philippine Islands were under the
control of Japan. In 1GOO William Adams , an English
Shipwrecked mariner , landed in Japan , and was naturalized.
Captain John Smith , sent by James IL , arrived in 1013. In
The dangers of ballooning , writes
'Santos-Dumont in "My Air Ships , " are
confined usually to the landing. But
'the sea of air presents many kinds of
dangers , and sometimes the balloonist
encounters more than one on the same
"voyage. In Nice , in 1900 , he went up
irom the Place Massena in a good-
sized balloon , alone , Intending to drift
a few hours amid the enchanting
scenery of the mountains and the sea.
I His experiences were enough to make
most people content with solid earth.
The weather was fine , but the bar
ometer soon fell , which indicated a
storm. For a time the wind took me
In the direction of Cimiez ; but as it
threatened to carry me out to sea , I
threw out ballast , abandoned thei cur
rent and mounted to the height of
about a mile. Soon I noticed that I
had ceased descending. As I had de
termined to land soon , I pulled on the
valve rope and let out more gas , and
"here the terrible experience began.
I could not go down ! I glanced at
the barometer and found that I was
going up. Yet I ought to be descend
ing , and I felt , by the wind and every-
xthing , that I must be descending. I
discovered only too soon what was
iwrong. In spite of my continuous ap
parent descent , I was , nevertheless ,
Taeing lifted byan enormous column of
air rushing upward.
The barometer showed that I had
reached a still gronter altitude , and I
-could now take account of the fact by
the way in which the land was disap
pearing under me. The upward-rush
ing column of air continued to take
\ me to a height of almost two miles.
After what seemed a long time the
I "barometer showed that I had begun to
When I began to see land , I threw
out ballast , not to strike the earth too
-quickly. Now I could perceive the
trees and shrubbery. Up in the- storm
ritself I had felt nothing.
September , 1011 , a world atlas was first Introduced into
the country and stimulated the study of geography and the
desire for trade and discovery. So with the assistance of
William Adams two schooners were built In them the
Japanese crossed the Pacific and opened trade relations
with Mexico , only eighty years after Columbus discovered
America. So active was the commercial spirit that during
this epoch over 1,000,000 Japanese emigrants had settled
in the islands and mainland of Southern Asia ,
But in 1C30 the Japanese Government became afraid of
foreign religious influence and alarmed on account of the
enormous export of gold ; so it issued a law shutting up
ports , confiscating all ships large enough to go to sea , and
prohibiting shipbuilding. China and Holland alone were
allowed to continue trade relations , but their operations
were confined to one port As a result of this law , the
growing power of Japan was crippled , and for over 200
years she led practically a hermit existence. Kansas City
State Aid to Good Roads.
EVERAL of the Eastern States are taking a
practical part in road building. New Jersey ,
the first to make a State appropriation , passed a
law in 1S91 by which the State pays one-third
of the cost of improving the roads. The coun
ties furnish the other two-thirds , with the priv
ilege of charging a part of this proportion to
the towns in which the roads are built At first the farm
ers were opposed to the measure , but now co-operate with
it gladly. A State Commissioner of Highways furnishes the
plans. Nearly 1,000 miles of roads in New Jersey have
been macadamized since the law went into effect In
Massachusetts the State meets the entire cost , but requires
the counties to pay back one-fourth. The State appropria
tions of $500,000 a year have reached a total of § 5,000,000 ,
and , as a result , Massachusetts has constructed hundreds
of 'miles of fine roads , Connecticut operates on much the
same system , and its $1,500,000 in appropriations has pro
duced 500 miles of excellent roads. On a smaller scale
Maine , New Hampshire , Vermont , Rhode Island and Del
aware assist in the building of good roads. '
By the New York plan the State pays one-half the cost
of buildiniTroads , the counlies 35 per cent , and. the town
ships 15 per cent Appropriations have reached a total of
over $2,000,000 , last year's installment being $600,000. Penn
sylvania , at the last session of the Legislature , appropriated
a lump sum of $0,500,000 for good roads , the State to pay
two-thirds and the counties and townships one-sixth each.
But there seems to be a loophole in the law in the matter
of determining routes , and the rivalry , or jealousy , of
neighborhoods has prevented much headway thus far. The
principle of State aid to improved roads has been firmly
established , on the ground that the whole people are in
terested'in the best highways and that all citizens should
bear a fair proportion of their cost Already the roads
built on this basis In Massachusetts , New York , New Jer
sey and Connecticut are an impressive lesson on the value
of the good roads movement St. Louis Globe-Democrat
The Morals of Americans.
the moral standard of the American people is
degenerating. Dr. Hall is president of the
Union Theological Seminary in New York. In
the course of an address before the Religious
Educational Association in Chicago he spoke of
the "relatively good state of the common morality - ,
ality of the American people , " but a deeper examination of
the social side of our American life reveals , he thinks , a sit
uation that causes anything but satisfaction. Our activity
has astonished the world , "but morally we are rapidly go
ing astern so rapidly that one is clumfounded at the con
trast after a visit to some of the countries of Europe. " Re
ligion , he finds , has very little part in our civilization to
day ; our home life might be better , and our people are
generally apathetic about their spiritual interests. To much
the same intent but more specific are the conclusions of Dr.
Coyle , of Denver as disclosed by him May 19 at the openIng -
Ing of the Presbyterian general assembly at Buffalo. He
noted the drift of the people away from lofty ideals and
from organized Christianity. It means something , he
thought , when conservative observers called our time "the
age of graft. " Harper's Weekly.
Now , too , as I continued falling
lower I could see how swiftly I was
being carried laterally. By the time
I perceived the coming danger I was
in it Carried along at a terrific rate ,
knocking against the tops of trees and
continually threatened with a painful
death , I threw out my anchor. It
caught in trees and shrubs and broke
away. I was dragged through the
small trees and yielding shrubbery ,
my face a mass of cuts and bruises ,
my clothes torn from my back , fear
ing the worst and able to do nothing to
save myself.
Just as I had given myself up for
lost the guide rope wound itself round
a tree and held. I was precipitated
from the basket and fell unconscious.
When I camo. to I had to walk several
miles until I found some peasants.
They helped me back to Nice , where
I went to bed and had the doctors sew
me up.
They Are Far More Stringent
Those Existing in the United Stotea.
It will not be advisable for mis-
mated couples in this country who
may desire a legal separation to go to
Canada to obtain it Recently publish
ed statistics show that during one gen
eration of thirty-four years those pre
ceding the year 1901 the divorces
granted in Canada numbered only six
ty-nine. In the United States during
the same period the number of di
vorces was almost 700,000. The popu
lation of the United States has aver
aged twelve times that of the Domin
ion , while its divorces were 10,000
times as many.
If divorces in the United States dur
ing the time mentioned od been the
same per capita as in the Dominion
there would have been lcs ; than 2,000
in this country reduced , in other
words , by 663,000.
Were these figures reversed if Ca
nadians -had outnumbered our divorce
decrees by 10,000 times , relatively
would we not be looking upon our
"lady of the snows" with something of
the regard bestowed upon the biblical
scarlet woman ? Yet no especial op
probrium , nationally speaking , has
been attached to our national laxity.
Here a trivial excuse , spider-webby
In its validity , may serve as a pretext
for seperation. But in Canada it is a
much more serious affair. Only one
cause , the Scriptural , may be taken as
ground for legal separation , and then
the matter is not left to the indifferent ,
insignificant weighing ofa local justice
of the peace , or even to the courts ; it
is made the concern of Parliament
both houses of which must pass the
bill which is entered by counsel in behalf -
half of his client.
In addition , a published notice of in
tention to apply for divorce , giving
name of applicant and accused with
ground of accusation , must be insert
ed for six months in two newspapers
published in the applicant's residential
town as well as in the Canada Gazette ,
the official government organ.
As a further bar the cost of securing
ji divorce is so high that few people of
the lower classes can afford it The
fee varies according to the eminence
of the counsel retained , but the aver
age cost including traveling e jfenses
for both applicant and accused must
appear at Ottawa , the seat of govern
ment , when the bill is heard government
ment- fee , solicitor and counsel fees
and so on , is not less than $500 , and
of tenor reacheS'Sl.OOO or more.
The Freshest Yet.
"This order of poached eggs on toast
doesn't look very nice , * ' said the cranky
guest " Are you sure the eggs were
fresh laid ? "
"Sure , " replied the waiter ; "they
were laid right on the toast" Philadelphia -
adelphia Ledger.
Not Doing It.
"He left numerous relatives to
mourn his death. ' '
"Well , he-might as well have taken
them with him ; they're not carrying
out instructions. " New Orleans
What is there that silly enthusiasm
will not lead some people to del
Ho ! Clear the way ! There passes one
Whose head is high ; who seems to say :
"Behold the wonders I have done !
The riches that I have to-day
Are but the fair rewards of all
The wisdom and the worth I've-shown ;
If I am great and ye are small
TCis due to strength I have alone. "
And people , gazing at him , sigh
With envy , thinking all his gains
Were due to wondrous cells that lie
Within the compass of his brains
Forgetting that if here or there
Chance had delayed or turned away
He might be humbly toiling where
The luckless thousands are to-day.
The artist , pale and ragged , stands
Before his picture. Luck has ne'er
Put colors in his slender hands ,
Chance drew no line or shadow there !
There talent and soul-strength are shown ,
But people , awed and wondering ,
At him who might he poor , unknown ,
Save for some lucky turn of chance.
Chicago Record-Herald.
OROTHY BENTON crept soft
ly to the head of the stairway
and listened to the vocal evi
dences of slumber which reached her
from the room below , proof that both
Uncle Jacob and Aunt Jemima were
sleeping soundly. So she secured a
match and lighted a small tallow can
dle , murmuring to herself the while ,
"What a wicked girl I am. "
Next she loosened a cord which was
fastened around her neck , then took
in her cold little hand the object which
the cord held in place a small pho
tograph. To this she softly spoke :
"It's so wicked , Reuben , for me to
keep your plcter when Aunt Jemima
Bald I shouldn't never see you again.
She says I'd ought to be so thankful I
got a good , kind aunt to keep me from
the wiles of this sinful world , Reuben ,
. . ,
. .
- - * - - - , - - - ,
- , recs = - - * -7 - f--t
an she says men are all wicked , de-
ceivin' critters , an' she says oh ! oh ! "
Dorothy almost screamed aloud be
fore she remembered the quick ear
below. It seemed as if she had heard
some one say "Dotty. " But no one
ever called her "Dotty" except her fa
ther and Reuben , and her father was
Bleeping the sleep which knows no
waking , in far-off Illinois ; while Reu
ben was toiling on the old farm ad
joining the one where she and her fa
ther had spent so many happy days
before she had seen Aunt Jemima or
Her blue eyes filled with tears ,
clouding her vision. Then these drops
were cleared away , for she heard an
other noise , a grating , as of some ob
ject being dragged along the side of
the house. Although- frightened , she
could not decide to waken the sleep
ers , and hastily extinguishing the can
dle she knelt in front of the garret
window , peering out into the night
Nothing was there but the same bleak
Kansas prairies , now white with the
first winter's snow. How often , dur
ing those sad , lonely two years , had
she looked from this little window ,
wondering if there were any end to
the prairie ; wondering how far it waste
to dear old Illinois and Reuben's
home ; wondering whether if she
should die Aunt Jemima would insist
upon laying her away under the sod
of the dreary plains.
She could count on her fingers all
the persons she had seen since coming
to Kansas , and with these she had
hardly exchanged words , for her aunt's
sharp voice was ever reminding her
that she had better be about her work.
And how she had worked ! Washing ,
ironing , mending , cooking , feeding
pigs and chickens , and , until the
snow , she had even helped to turn the
windlass for Uncle Jason , who was
digging a new well under the old syca
more tree , a few yards in front of the
Before her passed the scene of that
last stormy interview between Reuben
and Aunt Jemima , which had been ,
as her aunt had said , "the last of it.
She would take her niece to Kansas.
She needed Dorothy herself , "an' he
needn't think she was goin' to allow
a young thing like that to have sech
notions about gittin' married. The
girl is an orphant , an' might be thank
ful. " She recalled the last loving , resolute
elute look which shone in Reuben's
eyes as they parted and he slipped the
tiny photograph into her hand.
"I know it's all because I'm so wick
ed. "
Rap-tap-tap ! The sound appeared
to come from under the window.
"Aunt Jemima would say 'twas a
ghost but I don't believe "
Rap-tap-tap ! "Dotty ! "
Dorothy could doubt no longer. She
sprang to her feet and placed her lips
to the broken pane.
"Reuben ! Oh , Reuben ! is that you ? "
"Yes , Dotty. " The answer was
prompt and resolute. "Dress warm an'
quick an' open the winder. I've got a
ladder. Hurry , dear. "
Her trembling fingers almost refused
to obey , but in less than five minutes
Bhe had donned her best dress , her
cloak and hat , had reached the bottom
tom of the rickety old ladder , and
Reuben was holding her in his great
strong arms and kissing lips that of
fered no resistance. Then , before she
had time to think , he grasped her
hand and hurried her away to the old
tree , whispering : "We can't talk here ,
Dotty. The old cat'll hear us
and "
Then Dorothy found her voice and
began to cry. "Oh , Reuben , what am
I doing ? Aunt Jemima said I
shouldn't never see you again. I'm
going right back if you call her sech
" ' *
"Now , Dotty , don't cry. " said Reu
ben , soothingly. "I didn't mean no
disrespect , but I'm tired tin' cold con
found it , what's that ? "
In his haste to get beyond the hear
ing of Aunt Jemima , Reuben had col
lided with a small chicken house con
taining some of the good woman's fa
vorite Leghorns. The Dang and clat
ter , mingled with the frightened out
cry of the fowls , had the dreaded ef
fect The front door opened and Aunt
' " ' " distinctly
Jemima's "Who's there ? was
ly heard.
The culprits had reached the big
tree , and Reuben , who had concealed
a , small bundle under his overcoat
suddenly grasped the handle of the
big windlass. "This thing ain't but a
few feet deep. Get in the bucket
Dotty , quick ! " Dorothy was too fright
ened even to resist A few quick turns
and she nestled securely beneath the
It was none too soon. Aunt Jemima
appeared , enveloped in a comforter ,
lantern in one hand and a broom in
the other. With great strides she ad
vanced toward the chicken house , but
when she had gained about half the
distance she suddenly stopped , a blood
curdling shriek rang out upon the
night air , and she fled , leaving her
weapon in the snow , and slamming
the door behind her. Leisurely fol
lowing her was a specter , with ghast
ly face and long , swaying arms. All
was again silent and in a few min
utes Reuben was speaking to the shiv
ering little girl in the well.
"Dotty. "
"Oh , Reuben , what have you done ? "
"Don't worry. I jest scared her a
little. I came prepared to , 'cause I
know she's afeard o' ghosts. But , say ,
Dotty ? "
"Well ? "
"I've got a good boss an' sleigh out
here. It's been a long , long two year"
sence yer aunt took ye away , dear.
It's been awful hard savin' money to
find ye , Dotty , and I loved ye so well
I done it"
Reuben thought he heard an encour
aging little sob from the bottom of
the well , and he proceeded with more
"Will ye marry me. Dotty , quick
as we can git to town if I bring ye
out of that hole ? 'Tain't very far to
town , ye know , an' I spoke to the
judge afore I come out He said he'd
be ready. "
"Oh , " sobbed Dorothy. "I I
can't It's so wicked , an' Aunt Jemi
ma's been tqp good to me. It's awful ,
Reuben ! "
"I know day after toinorrer's Christ
mas , Dotty , an' I planned it so's we'd
just get home. Mother's expectin' us.
But if ye won't come I'd better leave
ye in the well. You can tell yer aunt
ye went to see after the chickens an'
fell in. Ye'll have to tell somethin' . "
"It's so wicked to lie ! " wailed Doro
"Course 'tis , " Reuben grinned trium
phantly. "Hadn't ye better hang on
to the rope an' let me bring ye up to
the earth agin ? "
"I I guess I had , Reuben , " was
the faint response.
As the cutter sped away toward the
pasture gate Aunt Jemima was say-
m < - -
"Jake Benton. yer a sneak an' a
coward to lie thor' asleep while yer
wife goes forth alone in this sinful
world. I tell ye it's the devil hisself. "
Valley Weekly.
Twenty Thonsand Studying in Twelve
of the Western States.
There are ? ,0OCO young women re
ceiving collegiate instruction in the
United States , and of this number 20-
000 are in the group of twelve States
making up what was until a few years
ago known as the West. This group
consists of the three middle West
States of Ohio , Indiana and Illinois ,
of the five northwestern States of
Michigan. Wisconsin , Minnesota , North
and South Dakota , and of the four
trans-Mississippi States of Iowa , Kan
sas , Missouri and Nebraska.
In Illinois alone there are 4,5CO wo
man students pursuing the higher
branches of university education , as
against 1,700 in New York , 1CCO in
Pennsylvania and only 700 in Massa
There are 2.300 woman students'in
colleges or universities in Iowa and
3,400 in Ohio , a larger number than In >
the whole South , with the single con
spicuous exception of Tennessee ,
which takes a higher rank than any
of the other Southern States in respect
to higher education , the income of Ten
nessee's schools and universities being
larger in a year than those of Ken
tucky , Alabama and Mississippi com
bined. The universities and colleges
of Tennessee have nearly 2,000 woman
pupils , almost equaling , in thio partic
ular , California ,
There is only one State in the country -
try which has no woman students in
colleges and universities , and that
State is New Hampshire , which in
other respects stands high in educa
tional matters.
Wyoming , in which women first obtained -
tain-ed equal recognition with men in
legal and political matters , had at the
time of the last report only sixty-five
woman students in institutions for
higher education. North Dakota had
eighty-six and Utah 232. New York
Really Having a Good Time.
"So you are looking forward to a
good time this summer ? "
"Yes , sir , " answered Mr. Cumroz.
"Going out of town ? "
"No. I'm going to send mother and
the girls out of town. Then I'm goIng -
Ing to sit in my shirtsleeves , smoke
my pipe in the parlor and hire a street
piano to play all the ragtime I want"
Washington Star.
Frosted Windows
A source of constant annoyance and
Injury to st jekcepcrs , especially re
tailers , in extremely cold weather is
the gathering of frost on their display
windows. Various devices have been
tried to remedy it , such as the applica
tion of glycerin and other chemicals ,
but these are generally of little avail.
In northern Russia , where zero
weather is not an uncommon experi
ence , the owners of display windows
employ as an effective protection
against frost a three-inch space be
tween two panes of glass. The outer
sash is rendered as nearly tight as pos
sible by calking and pasting strips
over the crevices. A second sash If
then fitted and inserted about three
inches within the first. This double
snsh Is said to keep out moisture , and
if the glass is kept clean and dry is
said to be effective. At any rate , this
plan is worth trying in these days ,
when window dressing has become so
important an art The device involves
sound scientific principles. Boston
Proved Beyond a Doubt.
Middlesex , N. Y. , July 25. ( Special. )
That Rheumatism can be cured has
been proved beyond a doubt by Mrs.
Betsey A. Clawson , well known here.
That Mrs. Clawson , had Rheumatism
and had it bad , all her acquaintances
know. They also know she Is nov/
cured. Dodd's Kidney Pills did it. Mrs.
Clawson tells the story of her cure as
follows :
"I was an invalid for most five years
caused by Inflammatory Rheumatism ,
helpless two-thirds of the time. The ,
first year I could not do as much as a.
baby could do ; then I rallied a little bit
and then a relapse. Then a year ago \
the gout set in my hands and feet. I
suffered untold agony and in August.
1003 , when my husband died I could
not ride to the grave.
"I only took two , boxes of Dodd'q
Kidney Pills and in two weeks I could
wait on myself and saw my own wood.
I dug my own potatoes and gathered
my own garden last fall. Dcdd's Kid
ney Pills cured me. "
Rheumatism is caused by uric acid
in the blood. Dodd's Kidney Pills put
the Kidneys in shape to take all the
uric acid out of the blood. . .
No Time for Fools. " " "
When George Westinghouse , as a
young inventor , was trying to interest
capitalists in his automatic brake , the
device which now plays so important
a part in the operation of railroad
trains , he wrote a letter to Commo
dore Cornelius Vanderbilt , President
of the New York Central Railroad Com
pany , carefully explaining the details
of the invention. Very promptly his
letter came back to him , indorsed in
big , scrawling letters , in the hand of
Commodore Vanderbilt "I have no
time to waste on fools. "
Afterward , when the Pennsylvania
Railroad had taken up tl3 automatic
brake and it was proving very success
ful , Commodore Vanderbilt sent young
Mr. Westinghouse a request to call on
him. The inventor returned the letter ,
indorsed on the bottom as follows : "I
have no time to waste on fools. " Suc
A Venice Industry.
Venice owes the accumulation of
great wealth from a new industry to
one of her natives named Joquin. It
was in the year 1G3G that he observed
that the scales of a fish called the
bleak fish possessed the property of
giving a milky hue to the water. Af
ter experimenting with it be discover
ed that when beads were dipped into
it and then dried they assumed the
appearance of pearls. This covering ,
however , was easily worn away , and
successive experiments led to the man
ufacturer of hollow glass beads , all.
blown separately/then polished in re
volving cylinders and finally coated in
side with the pearly liquid , the latter
being protected with wax. This
branch of industry is carried on in
Venice to this d"v
Not a Bit of It.
A man who thought his race was run
made a food find that brought him
back to perfect health.
"One year ago I was unable to per
form any labor ; in fact I was told by
my physicians that they could do noth
ing further for me. I was fast sinking
away , for an attack of grip had left
my stomach so weak it could not digest
any food sufficient to keep me alive.
"There I was just wasting away ,
growing thinner every day and weaker ,
really being snuffed out simply because
I could not get any nourishment from
"Then my sister got after me to try
Grape-Nuts food which had done much
good for her and she finally persuaded
me , and although no other food had
done me the least bit of good my stomach
ach handled the Grape-Nuts from the
first and this food supplied the nourish
ment I had needed. In three months I
was so strong I moved from Albany to
San Francisco and now on my three
m4als of Grape-Nuts and cream every
daj' I am strong and vigorous'and do
fifteen hours work.
"I believe the sickest person in the
world could do as I do , eat three meals
of nothing but Grape-Nuts and cream
and soon be on their feet again in the
flush of best health like me.
"Not only am I in perfect physical
health again , but my brain is stronger
and clearer than it ever was on the old
diet I hope you -will write to the
names I send you about Grape-Nuts ,
for I want to see my friends well and
"Just think that a year ago I was dy
ing , but to-day , although I am over 55
years of age , most people take me to be
less than 40 , and I feel just as young as
I look. " Name given by Postum Co
Battle Creek , Mich.
There's a reason.
Look for the little book , "The Road
to Wellville , " in each pkg.