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Anthracite operators ask that old
commission appointed by the president
in" U&2 be asked to setUe the differ
eaces with the miners.
Among the nominations for jpoetr
masters sent to the senate by the pres
ident werr H." Springer. Cambria,
Wyo.; Ida Hewes, Cooper, Wyo.
The central passenger association
at Chicago, decided to increase the
summer tourist rates which prevaL
every season to the Atlantic seacoast
The state department at Washing
ton has received through the Red
Cross an additional sum of $5,000 for
transmission to the Japanese famine
Luang Prabang, capital of French
Indo-China, has been almost destroyed
by fire. Five hundred houses and the
French school were burned. No fatal
ities are recorded.
Otis Lambdin of Danvers, 111., has
been appointed vice-president of the
National Association of Rural Route
Carriers, succeeding EL E. Dyer of
Aurora, 111., resigned.
Secretary Bonaparte, in an address
to the members of the naval pay offi
. cers' school, warns them of the graft
bacillus, which he declares is as in
jurious as any encountered by medical
William E. Curtis, writing from the
Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Mexico, tells
of the magnificent railroad now linking
the Atlantic and Pacific, which pro
poses to compete with the Panama
At the Morgan Lumber company's
mill at Forest City, Mich., Joseph
Jeanquart of Oepere, was thrown on
a revolving saw and instantly killed.
The saw cut him in two near the
Victories of the constitutional dem
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ocrats in the Russian elections are
followed by a proposed Coalition of the
liberal forces, to .prevent the govern
ment from adjourning parliament im
mediately. Dr. G. W. Hoss, -president of the
, Kansas Peace society, formerly presi
dent of schools of Indiana, later presi
dent of -the Kansas State Normal
school, died at Washington, yesterday,
aged 82 vears.
President Roosevelt will chastise
the magazine writers who are attack
ing the lawmakers of the nation in a
speech to be delivered at the mem
orial day celebration of the Army and
Navy Union at Norfolk. Virginia.
While returning from an entertain
ment at Elizabeth, Pa., John Buccy,
aged 20 years, and Margaret Alls
house, aged 17 years, were run down
and almost instantly killed by a Penn
sylvania freight train near Clareton,
Replying to a Protestant protest
against the marriage of King Alphonso
of Spain and Princess Ena of Batten
burg, Home Secretary Herbert Glad
stone points that the assent of King
Edward is not necessary to the mar
riage. The Ohio Wholesale Grocers' Asso
ciation company permitted judgment
of ouster to be taken against Jt and
the Franklin county court appointed
J. B. Sater and Gilbert Stewart of Co
lumbus, trustees to wind up the com
pany. The thirteenth annual convention
of the International Association of
Chiefs of Police was called to order
at Hot Springs. Ark., by the presi
dent. Major Richard Sylvester of
Washington, D. C. Chiefs or police to
the number of 200, representing cities
of the east middle west and south,
were in attendance.
The American Mosquito Extermina
tion society began its third annual
convention in New York. President
William J. Matheson of New York
in his opening address said that a
large percentage of the population of
this country yearly lose their lives or
are incapacitated by disease from the
insidious work of the mosquito.
Henry H. Rogers has been reap
pointed superintendent of streets of
Fairhaven Mass.; Alfred Marshall,
with an income of 14,000 a week, is
running for trustee of Mamaroneck;
Mrs. Mackay, worth 13.000,000 or f 4.
000,000, is school director of Roslin,
I I., and two farmers worth $1,000,000
apiece are tied for mayor of Ida Grove,
The secretary of the interior is ad
vertising for bids for the construction
of division 1 Garland canal. Shoshone
irrigation project, Wyoming. The
work involves the excavation of about
600,000 cubic yards or each, about
96,000 cubic yards of rock and shale
and the construction of incidental
structures, about fifteen miles north
east of Cody. Wyo.
A dinner was given to Maxim Gorky,
the Russian novelist, at the home of
Mr. Narony, New York city.
According to advices 4rom the city
of Mexicor$15,000,000 will be expend-
, ed by Los &ngeles capitalists in the
institution and operation of a chain ot
banks along the west coast of Mexico.
'The commerce commission is taking
testimony at Philadelphia on coal
Miss Marie Hall, the violinist, who
has recently returned from the United
States to England, sums up her im
pressions of this country in four
words: "Iced water; hot hotels."
A correspondent at Tokio telegraphs
that Japan has formally demanded
that China open Mukden and Antung
President ' Roosevelt," Secretary
Bonaparte and Senator Allee of Del
aware, had a. long talk about the nam
ing of the proposed great battleship.
John U Snyder, a Seneca Indian, has'
received permission to take the New
York state-bat examination.
- Tennyson. Smita, the leader or the
temperance reform movesrent In Eng
land, is in Washington at the head of
a campaign la the district for proai-Mtioa.
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There' is a fair prospect that the
mystery surrounding the Arthurian
legend will be cleared up within a few
jtears. Dr. H, Oskar Somner, who,
fifteen years ago, reprinted Malory's
-"Morte d'Arthur" from the original
edition by Caxtoa, and accompanied it
with. a most thorough, examination of
the author's sources, has been sent
out by the Carnegie Institute at Wash
ington to continue, and, if possible, 'to
complete his researches. The institute'
has devoted $20,000 to this work,
which is expected to occupy Doctor
Somner three years in English and
The influence the Arthurian ro
mances have had on English and Eu
ropean literature generally Is not
easily measured, for it Is enormous;
but notwithstanding its controlling
power, exerted now for more than
four centuries, there Is no agreement
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upon the question whether Arthur was
a historic personage or only the cre
ation of an early chronicler. Doctor
Somner, who is acknowledged the fore
most living authority on the subject,
does not commit himself in his almost
exhaustive study, published in 1891.
He only halts a moment to remark:
"Whether real or mythological, the
imposing personage of King Arthur
has become immortal; he lives on in
song and tradition, and many a place
name throughout Britain testifies to
Milton, Temple and Littleton.-not to
mention some lesser students of
Anglo-Saxon literature, were or opin
ion that the valiant hero, his round
table and his doughty knights belong
to mythology. This opinion was based
upon the fact that neither Gildas nor
Bede, two or the earliest English
chroniclers, mentions Arthur. On the
other hand, Hume, who may not satis
fy every student as an authority, was
willing to accept the assertion in Cax
ton's preface to his edition or Sir
Thomas Malory's "Morte d'Arthur,"
that Arthur was a real British King.
Malory's work is known to have
been completed "in the ninth year or
the reign or King Edward IV," or 1469
70. Caxton printed the book in 1485,
some years after he had set up his
press in Westminster, and consequent
ly must have been more or less famil
iar with the knight's sources. Even
the most gullible to-day would not ac
cept the "Morte d'Arthur" as a truth
ful narrative, but the fact that Arthur
is surrounded by such extravagant ro
mance and made the hero of a mani
fest fiction does not invalidate a
theory or his reality.
The apparent starting point or the
Arthurian legend is to be found in the
"History or the Britons," written in
the twelfth century by Geoffrey or
Monmouth, who died soon after his
consecration as Bishop or St. Asaph.
Geoffrey is said to have founded his
remarkable chronicle upon the history
written by Nennius, but it must first
be proved that the Nennius manu
scripts are veracious before Arthurian
students will accept Arthur as a real
Nennius, or whom "Historia Brito
num" twenty-nine manuscripts are re
ported to exist, refers to Arthur in
"Then it was that the magnani
mous Arthur, with all the kings and
military force of Britain, fought
against the Saxons. The first
battle in which he was engaged was
at the mouth of the river Glein; the
second, third, fourth and firth were on
another river, by the Britons called
Duglas, in the region Linuis. The
sixth on the river Ba6sas. The seventh
in the wood Celidon. The eighth near
Guinuion Castle, where Arthur bore
the image ot the Holy Virgin Mother
or God upon his shoulders, put the
Saxons to flight, and pursued them
the whole day, with great slaughter.
The ninth was at the City or the
Legion, which they call Cair Lion. The
tenth was on the banks or the river
Trat Treuroit. The eleventh was on
the mountain Breguoin. which we call
Cat Bregion. The twelfth was a most
severe contest, when Arthur pene
trated to the hill or Badon."
Glass Broken by the Voice.
It is scarcely creditable, but it Is a
fact, that a glass can be broken by
the voice. If you strike a thin wine
glass while you hold it by the stem
it will emit a certain note in most
cases a pretty deep one. On ap
proaching the glass rapidly to your
mouth, and shouting into it the same
note as loudly as possible, the vibra
tions of the glass being thereby ex
tended, it will be shivered into frag
ments. This used to be a favorite ex
periment of Lablache, the renowned
signer, who 'would thus break, one
after the other, as, many glasses as
were handed to him.
Goods Long Out of Date.
Forty-five years after closing his
general store in the village of Cross
River. Westchester county, N. Yi.
George R. Avery has had the dust of
1861 brushed off his old stock of
goods and is selling it at auction.
Avery closed the store when his wife
died, and vowed he would never sell
another article over the counter. He
refused to repair his house, and it is
rapidly falling to pieces. Beginning
It Is regarded as significant that
there is a gap of nearly a generation
in the Saxon record of victory on the
British mainland, coinciding very
nearly with what came to be known
afterward as. "the Peace of Mount
Badon." Badon is the modern -Bath,
and there it was that Arthur, accord
ing to the disputed chronicles, finally
conquered the Saxons, who held sway
In the eastern side of Britain.
Gildas mentions the battle of Mount
Badon, which is believed to have been
fought about the year 516. The old
Welsh chronicler remarks that he was
born the same year, and says that he
is writing his history forty-four years
later. The Irish annals-record the
death or Gildas as an exile in 570.
Scholars generally have viewed the
history of Nannius with suspicion. Not
a few or them have declared the work
to be a forgery, but none as yet, an-
parently, has advanced a motive for
the alleged fraud. Were any of the
twenty-nine manuscripts reported to
exist of evident recent date the motive
would be apparent, for during the last
century it is believed there were fabri
cated an immense number of forgeries
or medieval manuscripts. That the
Nennius manuscripts in the keeping or
various European libraries are all or
very great age is a statement that
never has been controverted. Yet there
are scores of students or medieval
literature who insist that Nennius is a
myth, and his history a sadly jumbled
and informed fiction.
A great deal of Nennius is, indeed,
the baldest fiction, as where he de
scribes the earliest inhabitants of
Britain as having been Trojans. Equal
ly fabulous accounts are given of the
origin of the Picts, Scots and Irish. If
Nennius be discredited, however, there
will remain a gap of two centuries in
British history. This hiatus is filled
only by the chronicle of Nennius, and
it is to this time that Arthur belongs.
Although the volumes bearing on
the Arthurian legend are legion, the
subject is so much involved and "ex
tends into so many ramifications that
almost every attempt that has been
made to clarify the matter has left it
more confused. From this, however,
we must except Doctor Somner's mas
There is not now, after years of in
vestigation, any agreement upon the
location or Camelot, for instance. The
"King Arthur Country" is in Cornwall,
in Somersetshire or in Wales, accord
ing to the literary "camp" to which
one adheres. Malory said Winchester,
In Hampshire, was the ancient Came
lot. Caxton put it in Wales, and the
learned without number assign it to
Carlisle, in the north or England. The
Cornish people identify it with Camel
ford, and their traditions of Arthur
with Tintogel are, of course, widely
But Somersetshire has the most re
markable traditions, for is not modern
Bath the ancient Badon? Was it not
at Glastonbury Abbey, "which had its
beginning with Joseph of Aritnathea."
that the greatest king of ancient
Britain was entombed? Until the mid
dle of the eighteenth century the two
small pyramids between which Arthur
is said to have been .buried were
a few days ago, the sale brought hun
dreds of persons from surrounding
towns. Other stores closed, and Cross
River made a general holiday .of the
occasion. The wares disposed of com
prised a wonderfully varied list of
things in common use half a century
ago. There were beaver hats, hoop
skirts, paper neckties and weirdly col
ored stockings. It was like the open
ing of grandma's old trunk in a dusty
attic. There were flintlock guns, too,
and some ancient swords and a sleigh
'that was used in 1790.
The Chinese boycott is being felt
by the flour men of California. Two
years ago the Stockton mills were
shipping 10,000 barrels a year to
China. Now they are shipping only
Sarah Bernhardt has a gown worth
$7,500. Of ivory satin, It is decorated
with diamonds and turquoises. Two
hundred animals were needed to pro
cure the ermine to line the train. On
the skirt is a band of 1,800 turquoises.
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standing-, and the Tor of Glastonbury,
in the "Isle of Avalon," may be seen
to this day. Glastonbury Abbey Is a
ruin, for the- good people some, cen
turies ago- tore it down piecemeal to
build themselves houses and to pave
Arthur's body is said to have lain
buried near Joseph's Chapel at Glas
tonbury until 1191, when the abbot
caused excavations to be made. At
the depth of six feet the workmen
came upon a flat stone, inlaid with a
leaden cross, which bore upon its in
ner surface, next the stone, this in
scription, rudely carved in Latin:
"Here lies buried, in the island or
Aval on la, the renowned King Arthur."
Ten feet 'farther down another stone,
bearing Arthur's name, was encounter
ed, and under this a huge coffin of
hollowed oak. The coffin was found
to have two divisions, one containing
the bones of a man of gigantic statue,
and in the other were found the bones
of Queen Guinevere. These remains
are said to have been removed to the
middle of the presbytery. When Ed
ward I. visited the abbey, in 1276. the
tomb was opened and the relics placed
in front or the high altar for the
adoration of the people. As recently
as the fifteenth century the tomb was
seen by Leland.
The sources of Malory's "Morte
d'Arthur" are quite another matter
from the question of Arthur's reality.
Before Malory there were in existence
numerous metrical romances con
nected with Arthur. Many of these
were in French, but it has been shown
beyond dispute by Doctor Somner that
although Malory refers occasionally to
"the frensshe book," in two instances
at least the French book was an Eng
lish one. It has been contended that
the Britain mentioned in the old
chronicles was really Brittany, now
part of France, and that therefore the
story of Arthur is a French legend.
The first English prose version of
the romance, that written by Malory,
is merely a compilation of various le
gendary tales which have little con
nection. Doctor Somner has taken the
twenty-two books of Malory's romance
and has traced to their source all but
a very small part. Some chapters in
the Launcelot episodes remain to be
accounted for in the sixth, twelfth and
nineteenth books. The whole or book
seven is obscure. It relates to the
adventures or Gareth, a brother or Sir
Gawayn, how he came disguised to
Arthur's court, and was nicknamed
Sir Kay "Beaumayns."
"The whole book," says Doctor Som
ners, "has the character or a folk-tale,
and differs greatly from the general
run of Arthurian adventures. I am
inclined to doubt its originally belong
ing to the Arthurian cycle, to which
it may have been adapted by Malory
or by some unknown writer before
him from some now lost French poem.
This conjecture is strengthened by the
fact that in none of the versions which
I have read and which are repre
sented in Malory's work is any. even
the slightest, reference made to
Gareth's exploits on his way to the
castle of Lady Lyonesse, or two this
lady, her sister Lynet. her brother
Grygamor by the five brothers whom
Gareth overcame and sent to Arthur's
According to Doctor Somner the
genealogy of Malory's work is as fol
lows: Beginning with Nennius' "Eu
logium Brittaniae sive Historia Brito
num" and Geoffrey's "Historia Brito
num," the most important links are
Wace's Brut, Laymaon's Brut. Lang
toft's and Robert of Gloucester's
iati firfAur Cbvxtty
chronicles, Huchown's "Morte Ar
thure," and English translations and
metrical romances by unknown
writers belonging to the fourteenth
and fifteenth centuries.
While it is quite true that Doctor
Somner's interest is centered upon
tracing Malory's authority, it is more
than probable that he will be able to
show, as a result of his studies,
whether or not King Arthur is merely
a figure of romance or a valiant ruler
of Britain and the conqueror of the
Saxons. Philadelphia Ledger.
Unique Character of Broadway.
For twenty years the man at the
door of the Empire theater has been
taking tickets along Broadway, and in
all that time he has never seen a
show. He's been at the Empire for
about ten years. He hasn't ef& seen
"Peter Pan." Seldom, ir ever, he
gives out a door check between acts.
He just remembers the faces. He nev
er gives a door check to a woman.
And he's never been fooled. New
Voting in Parliament.
In the House of Commons the tak
ing of a vote is done by. having the
members walk through "aye" and "no"
lobbies and having their names re
corded. This consumes twenty min
utes. Premier'' Campbell-Bannerman
has promised to try to change the
Hard to Vaporize Gold.
Gold Is vone of the most difficult
metals to vaporize, but by the use of
the electric furnace it can readily be
set boiling at the temperature of about
4.400 degree Fahrenheit
Pig OtlM Off G Sails,
At a golf clab in Kent, England,
the utmost Indlgnation'lprevails owing
to the actiesvof ai farmer in tnrolig a
pig out oaiTto thegolf links. The, pig
BWBiiowee, as uiovgu ,n were nig is
vorite'fbod, a dozen golf balls isT one
"I wish some musician would com
pose a new wedding march," said M.
Oftenwed. with an air of ennui. "I
am dreadfully tired of Mendelssohn's
and the one from 'Lohengrin.' "
Indian Princess Founds City.
An Indian princess, the Begum of
Bhopal. is founding a city in memory
of -her late husband. It is to be called
Ahmadabad, and the princess offers
free sites to all who wish to build
To Stop Nose Bleeding.
Bleeding at the nose can often be
stopped if the patient stands with
arms upraised for some time. The
application of ice to the spine is also
very often effective in stopping the
And Salute Your Queen
Ho All Ye Fdthfii! Followers of Ananias
A Young Girl said to a Cooking School Tea&cr in New York: "If Yon mako
One Statement is False as That, All Yon have sati about Foods
is Absolutely Uwefiahfe."
This burst of true American girl indig
nation was caused by the teacher saying
that Grape-Nuts, the popular pre-dlgest-ed
food, was made of stale bread shipped
in and sweetened.
The teacher colored up and changed
There Is quite an assortment of travel
ing and stay-at-home members of the
tribe of Ananias who tell their false
hoods for a variety of reasons.
In the spring it is the custom on a cat
tle ranch to have a "round up," and brand
the cattle, so we are going to have a
"round up," and brand these cattle and
place them In their proper pastures.
Cooking school teachers this
Includes "teachers" who have ap
plied to us for a weekly pay if they
would say "something nice" about
Grape-Nuts and Postum, and when
we have declined to hire them to
do this they get waspy and show
their true colors.
This also includes "demonstra
tors" and "lecturers" sent out by a
certain Sanitarium to sell foods
made there, and these people in
structed by the small-be-wbis-kered
doctor the head of the In
stitution to tell these prevarica
tions (you can speak the stronger
word If you like). This same little
doctor conducts a small magazine
In which there is a department
of "answers to correspondents,"
many of the questions as well as
the answers being written by the
In" this column some time ago
appeared the statement: "No, we
cannot recommend the use of
Grape-Nuts for it Is nothing but
bread with glucose poured over it."
Right then he showed his badge as
a member of the tribe of Ananias.
He may have been a member for
some time before, and so he has
caused these "lecturers" to de
scend into the ways of the tribe
wherever they go.
When the young lady In New
York put the "Iron on" to this
"teacher" and branded her right
we sent $10.00 to the girl for her
pluck and bravery.
Editors of "Trade" papers known
as grocers' papers.
Remember, we don't put the
brand on all, by any means. Only
those that require it. These mem
bers of the tribe have-demanded
that we carry advertising in their
papers and when we do not consid
er itadvlsablethey institute a cam
paign of vituperation and slander,
printing from time to time manu
factured slurs on Postum or Grape
Nuts. When they go far enough
we set our legal force at work and
hale them to the judge to, answer, t
If the pace has been hot AMfligh to
throw some of these "cattle" over
on their backs, feet tied and "bel
lowing," do you think we should
be blamed? They gambol around
with tails held high and jump stiff
legged with a very "cocky" air
while they have full range, but
when the rope is thrown over
them "it's different."
Should we untie them because
we put the iron on, so that people
will know the brand?
Let's keep them in this pasture,
"There's a Reason"
Danger in Hasty Burial.
The one sole and undisputecLsigm
of death is the commencement of de
composition, or putreraction. Why
not. .therefore, delay burial till this
unequivocal' 'testimony of nature has
Fakirs of East India.
The fakirs of the East ladies are
a very large class, numbering, it is
believed, more than 3,000.000 of peo
ple, of whom about three-fifths are
adherents of the Hindoo, and the re
mainder of the Mohammedan, religion.
Railroad Accidents in Italy.
Most railway accidents in Italy 'arc
due to the bad state, of the roiling
stock. Many of the cars are from
thirty to forty years old, and not in
frequently the brakes refuse to work
in an emergency.
Chinese Buy Dried Ducks.
The Chinese, in America prefer
dried ducks imported from their coun
try to those they can buy here, be
cause the food found in the ponds
near the Canton river gives the meat
a flavor they most like.
Now we come to a frisky lot, the
"Labor Union" editors. You know
down in lexus a weed called
"Loco" is sometimes eaten by a
steer and produces a derangement
of the brain that makes the steer
"batty" or crazy. Many or these
editors are "Locoed" from hate or
anyone who will not instantly obey
the "demands" of a labor union,
and it is the universal habit or such
writers to gostraight into a system
or personal vilification, manufac
turing any sort or falsehood
through which to vent their spleen.
We assert that the common citizen
has a right to lire and breathe air
without asking permission of the
labor trust and this has brought
down on us the hate of these edi
tors. When they go far enough
with their libels, is it harsh for us
to get judgment against them and
have our lawyers watch for a
chance to attach money due them
from others? (For they are usual
Keep your eye out for the "Lo
Now let all these choice specimens
We will deposit one thousand or
fifty thousand dollars to be covered by
a like amount from them, or any one of
them, and if there was ever one ounce
of old bread or any other ingredient
different than our selected wheat and
barley with a little salt and yeast used
in the making of Grape-Nuts, we will
lose the money.
Our pure food factories are open at all
times to visitors, and thousands pass
through each month, inspecting every
department and every process. Our fac
tories are so clean that one could, with,
good relish, eat a meal from the floors.
The work people, both men and wom
en, are of the highest grade in the state
of Michigan, and according to the state
labor reports, are the highest paid In
the state for similar work.
Tt us tell vou exactly what you will
see when you inspect the manufacture ot
Grape-Nuts. You will find tremendous
elevators containing the choicest wheat
and barley possible to buy. These
grains are carried through long convey
ers to grinding mills, and there convert
ed Into flour. Then the machines make
selection of the proper quantities of this
flour in the proper proportion and these
parts are blended into a general flour
which passes over to the big dough mix
ing machines, there water, salt and a lit
tle yeast are added and the dough knead
ed the proper length of time.
Remember that previous to the barley
having been ground it was passed
through about one hundred hours of
soaking in water, then placed on warm
floors and slightly sprouted, developing
the diastase in the barley, which changes
the starch in the grain into a form of
Now after we have passed It into
dough and it has been kneaded long
enough, it is moulded by machinery into
loaves about 18 inches long and sor
inches in diameter. It is put into this
shapefor convenience in second cooking.
These great loaves are sliced by ma
chinery and the slices placed on wire
trays, there trays, in turn, placed on great
steel trucks, and rolled into the second
ary ovens, each perhaps 75 or 80 feet long.
There the food is subjected to a long low
heat and the starch which has not been
heretofore transformed is turned into a
form of sugar generally known as Post
Sugar. It can be seen glistening on the
granules of Grape-Nuts ir held toward
the light, and this sugar is not poured
over or put on the food as these prevari
cators ignorantly assert. On the con
trary the sugar exudes from the interior
of each little granule during the process
of manufacture, and reminds one of the
little white particles of sugar that come
out on the end or a hickory log after
it has been sawed off and allowed to
stand for a length of time.
This Post Sugar Is the most digestible
food known for human use. It is so per-
feet in its adaDtabilitr that mothers with
very young Infants will pour a little
warm milk over two or three spoonfuls
of Grape-Nuts, thuswashingthesugaroff
from the granules and carrying it with
O. L. Moody's Brother.
. George F. Moody, the ekst-hrether
of Dwight L. Moody, was lifelong;
helper of the famous evangelist, espe
cially In the work of the Northfield
schools, and a man of genuine friend
liness of feeling, and of deep, though
quiet religious life.
No Person Indispensable.
Don't imagine that you are indis
pensable anywhere. Even an employ
er who could imagine it is a likely
candidate for the bankruptcy'' court.
John A. Howiand.
The London Vegetarian Messenger
commends footwear "without animal
taint" The soles are made of "Bala
ta" which is made of canvas and rub
ber canvas is used for uppers and
"bright American cloth" for tnomna.
(Straps and trimmings.
Peat in Irish Bogs.
Experts calculate that Irish bora
are capable of turning out 50.000.006'
tons of fuel a year for a thousand
years, and. at the present nrices. this
would realize $60,000,000 a year.
the milk to the bottom or the dish. Then
this milk charged with Post Sugar is ted
to the infants producing the most satis
factory results, for the baby has food
that it can digest quickly and will go oil
to sleep well fed and contented.
When baby gets two or three months
old it is the custom of some mothers to
allow the Grape-Nuts to soak in tho
milk a little longer and become mushy,
whereupon a little of the food can be fed
in addition to the milk containing the
washed off sugar.
It is by no means manufactured for a
baby food, but these facts are stated as
an illustration of a perfectly digestible
It furnishes the energy and strength,
for the great athletes. It is in common
use by physicians in their own families
and among their patients, and can be
seen en the table or every first-clabs
college in the land.
We quote from the London Lancet
analysis as follows: "" " "
"The basis of nomenclature or this
preparation is evidently an American
pleasantry, since 'Grape-Nuts' is derived
solely from cereals. The preparatory
process undoubtedly converts the food
constituents into a much more digestible
condition than in the raw cereal. This
Is evident from the remarkable solubH
ity of the preparation, no less than one-
naif of it being soluble in cold water.
The soluble part contains chiefly dextrin
and no starch. In appearance 'Grape
Nuts' resembles fried bread-crumbs. The
grains are brown and crisp, with a pleas
ant taste not unlike slightly burnt malt.
According to our analysis the following
is the composition of 'Grape-Nuts:
Moisture, 6.02 per cent; mineral matter.
2.01 percent; fat, X-60 per cent; proteids,
15.00 per cent; soluble carbohydrates,
etc., 49.40 per cent; and unaltered car
bohydrates (insoluble), 25.97 per cent.
The features worthy of note in this analy
sis are the excellent proportion of pro
teid, mineral matters, and soluble car
boh ydates per cent. The mineral matter
was rich in phosphoric acid. 'Grape
Nuts' is described as a brain and nervo
food, whatever that may be. Our analy
sis, at any rate, shows that it Is a nutri
tive of a high order, since it contains tne
constituents of a complete food in very
satisfactory and rich proportion and In
an easily assimilable state."
An analysis made by the Canadian
Government some time ago shows tfiat
u rape-Nuts contains nearly ten times
the digestible elements c'iiiiined in or
dinary cereals, and foo !. . . a.l nearly
twice the amount contained In any other
The analysis is familiar to practically
every successful physician in America
We print this statement in order that
the public may know the exact facts up
on which we stake our honor and will
back it with any amount of money that
any person or corporation will put up.
We propose to follow some of these
choice specimens of the tribe of Ananias.
When you hear a cooking school teach
er or any other person assert that either
Postum or Grape-Nuts are made of any
other ingredients than those printed on
the packages and as we say they are
made, send us the name and address,
also name of two or three witnesses, and
ir the evidence is clear enough to get a
judgment we will right that wrong
Ourbusiness has always been conduct
ed on as high a grade of human intelli
gence as we are capable of, and we pro
pose to clear the deck or these prevari
cators and liars whenever and wherever
they can be found.
Attention is again called to the gen
eral and broad invitation to visitors to
go through our works, where they will be
shown the most minute process and de
vice in order that they may understand
how pure and clean and wholesome
Grape-Nuts and Postum are.
There is an old saying among business
men that there is some chance to train a
fool, but there is no room for a liar, for
yo never can tell where you are. and
we hereby serve notice on all the mem
bers of this ancient tribe of Ananias that
they may follow their calling in other
lines, but when they put forth their lies
about Grape-Nuts and Postum, we pro
pose to give them an opportunity to an
swer to the proper authorities.
The New York girl wisely said that
if a person would lie about one item, it
brands the whole discourse as absolutely
Keep your Iron ready and brand these
"mavericks" whenever you and taev
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