Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911 | View Entire Issue (June 29, 1910)
- BIOLOGICAL SURVEY
- - 5
TW the rising prices of beef and mutton in the United States can be partially over
come by raiting deer for venison, is maintained by Dr. C. Hart Merriam. chief of the Uni
ted Slates biological survey. According to Dr. Merriam elk meat can be produced cheaper
than beef or mutton in many sections of the United States, and icith comparatively little
effort it is possible to make raising deer for vnison as profitable as any other live-stock indus
try. Everyone who has seen the large numbers of dcr brottwing on private estates in Eng
land as peacefully as cattle and sheep tcondcr-i why Amcruan enterprise has not long since
di'vHoped breeding deer for food in this country.
I , w ."
' . " Saw . v j-
-".- IT V-1
5 "Airr" "-"
-y . j i . X '
- -. .l
v :v ' -
- - vO1l
t .-r-; - , v
& - t VN'
Strange Inventions at Patent Office
ETERAI species of deer are
suited for breeding In en
closures In the United
States; the axis deer, the
Japanese and I'ekln slkas.
the red and the fallow deer
of Europe, and especially
the Rocky Mountain elk. or
Wapiti, nnd the Virginia
dvT. While experiments
t. it!) the forolpn sp cies
named offer every promise
of surress to the owners of
American preserves, the elk
and Virginia deer are ree-
onimonded as best adapted for the production of
veal-r.n in the Unitc-d States.
Tho flavor of venison Is distinctive, though It
fit::;:; --is mutton rather than beef. In chemical
composition It is very similar to beef. A lean
v-r.iM):i roast before conkins has been found to
corral!) on nn average Z per cent, of water. 20
l r cent, of protein or nitrogenous material and
2 per cent, of fat; a lean beef rump, some fi3 to
70 per cent, of water. 20 to 2?, per cent, of pro
Mn and 5 to 14 per cent, of fat; and a lean leg
of mutton. 07 per cent, of water. 19 per cent, of
;.-otein and 13 per cent, of fat.
The general popularity of venison Is so great
and the demand for It so widespread that over
production Is Improbable. The other products of
th- df or skins and horns are of considerable
Importance and in countries where doer are abun
dant and especially where large herds are kept
in -ml domestication, the commerce In both Is
The wapiti, known generally In America as the
ellv. K next to the moose, the largest of our deer.
It svas once abundant over the greater part of the
United States, whence its range extended north
ward to about latitude CO degrees la the Peace
river region of the Interior of Canada. In the
I'nited States the limits of Its range eastward
w'.-e the Adirondack's, western New Jersey and
eastern Pennsylvania; southward It reached the
flouthern AHeghenies. northern Texas, southern
Now Mexico and Arizona; and westward the Pa
At the present time the elk are found only
In a few scattered localities outside of the Yel
lowstone National park and the mountainous
country surrounding it. where large herds remain.
Sn.allr herds still occur in Colorado, western
Montana. Idaho, eastern Oregon. Manitoba. Al
Ivirta. British Columbia and the coast mountains
of Washington. Oregon and northwestern Califor
nia A band of the small California valley elk
siIJ! Inhabits the southern part of the San Joa
Th! herds that summer In th Yellowstone
National park and In winter spread southward
and eastward In Wyoming are said to number
about ao.000 head and constitute the only larjje
tionds of this noble game animal that are left.
Although protected In their summer ranges and
partially safeguarded from destruction In winter
ly the state of Wyoming, there is yet great dan
gpr that these herds may perish from lack of food
In a succession of severe winters. Partial pro
vision for winter forage has been made within
the national park, but the supply Is Inadequate for
U:j large numbers of animals. Further safeguards
are needed to place the Wyoming elk herds be
yond the reach of winter starvation.
in addition to the wild herds there Is a con
fif rable number of elk In private game preserves
and parks, as well as In nearly all the public zo
ological parks and gardens of this country. The
herds In captivity form the nucleus from which,
under wise management, some of the former
-ranges of this animal may restocked and from
nfclch a profitable business of growing elk veni
son for market may be developed. At the pres
ent time this species affords a most promising
-field for ventures in breeding for profit.
'i The elk Is both a browsing and a grazing nnl--ma!
While it eats grasses freely and lias been
known to subsist entirely upon pasture, it seems
to prefer a mixture of grass and browse.
The elk is extremely polygamous. The adult
bulls shed their antlers annually In March or
April and new ones attain their full size In about
-90 days. The "vehet" adheres until about Au-
; gust. While the horns are growing the bulls usu-
. ally lead solitary lives; but early in September.
j when the herns are fully matured, the mating
, aeason begins. Fights for supremacy then take
plare and the victor takes charge of as many cows
aa hs can round up and control.
Although the elk is less prolific than the com
mon deer and some other species that have been
bred in parks. It increases fully as rapidly as the
common red deer of Europe. Moreover, it makes
up tor any lack of fecundity by its superior har
diness and ease of management. It has been ac
climatized in many parts of the world and shows
the same vigor and hardiness wherever it has
besii transplanted. In Europe It has been suc
cessfully crossed with the Altai wapiti and tho
red deer and in both instances the offspring were
superior in size and stamina to the native stock.
The flesh of the elk. although somewhat coarse.
In superior in flavor to most venison. That of the
bulls is in its best condition about the time the
velvet is shed. In October their flesh is in the
i;ooret condition. As the open season for elk
Is usually in October and XoTeinber and only
tmlls are killed. It follows that hunters often ob
tain the veulsou when it !s poorest. The meat
S1EJ? OF- XOMFSTCATD V&GMA DFFQ.
Is not best when freshly killed, but should be
left hanging for four or five days before it is
With few exceptions the early attempts to
domesticate elk were made by men who were
wealthy enough to disregard all thought of profit
In raising them. They were usually placed under
the care of servants and the bucks were left un
castrated until they became old and unmanage
able. Soon the serious problem of controlling
them outweighed the novelty of their josses.sion
and one by one the attempts at domestication
A desire to preserve this important game ani
mal has caused a renewal of attempts to breed
it In confinement and at present there are small
herd9 under private ownership in many places in
the United States. The biological survey has re
cently obtained much information from owners
of herds in regard to their experience in breeding
nnd rearing the animals and also their opinions
as to the possibility of making the business of
raising them profitable. Of about a dozen suc
cessful breeders nearly all are of the opinion
that raising elk for market can be made remu
nerative if present laws as to the a!e of the meat
One especially Important fact has been devel
oped by the reports from breeders. It is that the
elk readily adapts itself to almost any environ
ment. Even within the narrow confines of the
paddocks of the ordinary zoological park the ani
mal does well and increases so that periodically
the herds have to be reduced by sales.
The fullest reports that have been received
by the department of agriculture from breeders
of elk are from George W. Russ of Eureka
Mr. Russ has a herd of 34 elk. They have
ample range In the Ozarks on rough land covered
with hardwood forests and abundant underbrush.
The animals improve the forest by clearing out
part of the thicket. They feed on buds and leaves
to a height of eight feet and any growth under
this Is liable to be eliminated if the range is un
restricted. If not closely confined elk do not eat
the bark from trees nor do they eat evergreens.
In clearing out underbrush from thickets they
are mere useful than goats, since they browse
higher. Coats, however, eat closer to the ground,
nnd as the two animals get along well together
Mr. Russ recommends the use of both for clear
ing up brushy land ami fitting it for tame grasses.
The Increase of elk under domestication Is
equal to that of cattle. Fully 90 per cent, of the
females produce healthy young. An adult male
elk weighs from TOO to 1.000 pounds; a female
from 000 to S00 pounds. The percentage of
dressed meat is greater than with cattle, but.
owinc to hostile game law, experience In mar
keting it is i-ery limited. An offer of -JO cents a
pound for dressed meat was received from St.
I-ouis. but the law would not permit Its export.
Mr. Russ says:
"From the fact that as hich as 11.50 a pound
has been paid for Mie meat In New York city and
Canada and that the best hotels and restaurants
pronounce it the finest of nil the meats of mam
inals. we are of the opinion that if laws were
such that domesticated elk meat could be fur
nished it would be many years before the supply
would nsaxe the price reasonable compared with
other meats. Elk meat can be produced in many
sections of this country at less cost per itound
than beef, mutton or pork."
Mr. Russ thinks that large areas of rough
lands in the United States not now utilized, espe
cially in localities like the Ozarks and the AHe
ghenies. could be economically used to produce
venison for sale and he regards the elk aa espe
cially suited for this purpose.
Another feature of Sir. Russ's reiort Is of
more than passing interest. He says:
"We find from long experience that cattle,
sheep and goats can be grazed in the same lots
with elk, providing, however, that the lots or
inclosures are not small; the larger the area the
better. We know of no more appropriate place to
call attention, to the great benefit ol a few elk
in the Fame pasture
with sheep and goats.
An elk Is the natural en
emy of dogs and wolves.
We suffered great losses
tu our flocks until wo
learned this fact; since
then we have had no
loss from that cause. A
few elk In a thousan.l
arre pasture will abso
lutely protect the flocks
therein. Our own dogs
are so well aware of the
danger In pur elk park
that they cannot be In
duced to enter It."
Elk thrive best In
preserves having a va
riety of food plants
grasses, b u s It e s and
trees. Rough lands,
well watered with clear
streams and having
some forested area, are
well adapted to their needs. About as many elk
can be Kept on such a range as cattle on an equal
area of fair pasture. There should be thickets
enough to furnish winter browse, but this should
be supplemented by a supply of winter forage.
Except when dicp snows cover the ground, elk
will keep in good condition on ordinary pasture
and browse, but a system of management that pro
vides other food regularly will be found more sat
isfactory. Hay and corn fodder are excellent win
ter forage, but alfalfa hay has proved to be the
best dry food for both elk and deer.
Elk are much less nervous than ordinary deer
and less disposed to jump fences. When they
escape from an enclosure they usually return of
their own accord. If tame, they may be driven
like cattle. Ordinarily a five-foot fence of any kind
will confine elk.
The cost of stocking an elk preserve Is not
great. Usually surplus stock from zoological parka
or small private preferies may be obtained at low
cost, arying with the immediate demand for the
The Virginia or whitetail deer Is the common
deer of the United States. Including the half
dozen geographic races that occur within our bor
ders, it is distributed over mosj of the country,
except Nevada and the major portions of Utah.
Arizona. Washington. Oregon nnd California. It
is extinct in Delaware and practically so in a num
ber of states in the middle west. South of our
borders a number of closely related species occur.
In view of the wide natural range of the Vir
ginia deer, its adaptability to nearly all sections of
the United States cannot he doubted. Testimony
as to its hardiness In parks and preserves Is not
so unanimous as that concerning the elk; but the
general experience of breeders Is that with suitable
range, plenty of good water and reasonable caro
in winter, raising this deer for stocking preserves
or for venison may he made as profitable as any
other live-stock Industry. Not only do deer thrive
on land unsulted for rattle or horses, but. like elk.
they may be raised to great advantage In brushy
or timbered pastures fully stocked with cattle or
horses, as the food of deer rarely Includes grass.
Advocates of the Angora goat Industry state
that within the United States there are 230.000.000
acres of land not sult;d to tillage or to the pasture
of horses, cattle or sheep, which are well adapted
to goats. Much of this l:nd Is suited also to deer
and elk and can be utilized for these animals with
less Injury to the forpst cover than would result
from browsing by goats.
Virginia deer have often been bred In parks for
pleasure or In large preserves for sport, but the
economic possibilities In raising them have re
ceived little attention. Recently breeders have
recognized tho fact that they are profitable under
proper management and would be much more so
wore conditions for marketing live animals and
venison more favorable.
The chief obstacle to profitable propagation of
deer in the United States is the restrictive char
acter of state laws governing the killing, sale and
transportation of game. Many of the states, fol
lowing precedent, lay down the broad rule that all
the game animals in the state, whether resident or
migratory, are the property of the state. A few
states except game animals that are "under pri
vate ownership legally acquired."
The laws concerning the season for killing
and the sale of deer are often equally embarrass
tng to those who would produce venison for profit.
The owner of domesticated deer cannot legally kill
his animals except in open season.
Instead of hampering breeders by restrictions,
as at present, state laws uhould be so modified as
to encourage the raising of deer, elk and other
animals as a source of profit to the individual and
to the state.
It is believed that with favorable legislation
much otherwise waste land in the United States
may be utilized for the production of venison so
as to yield profitable returns and also that this
excellent and nutritious meat. Instead of being
denied to &9 per cent, of the population of the
country may become as common and as cheap la
our markets as mutton.
WVSHINGTON. "Labor-saving de
vices are always in demand; the
thousand inventors of this country are
all devoting 90 per cent, of their time
to producing such things, each in the
hope of winning for himself fame and
fortune, cash and credit." said a pat
ent attorney the other day In Wash
ington. "One of the strangest of these
schemes to lighten the world's work
Is a patent recently obtained by an
Ingenious person in Des Moines. la.
It is called the self-tipping hat. and
Is designed to save the popular per
son from the fatiguing labor of re
moving his hat every time he meets
one of the fair sex with whom he Is
"'Much valuable energy Is uMIized
In. tipping the hat repeatedly says
the Inventor, "and my device will re
lieve one of It and at once cause the
hat to be lifted from the head in a
natural manner." It Is a novel de
vice. In other words, 'for effecting po
lite salutations by the elevation and
rotation of the hat on the head of the
saluting party, when said person bows
to the person saluted, the actuation
of the hat being produced by mech
anism within it. and without tho use
of the hands In any manner.
"No truly rural person ever could
have been responsible for the inven
tion of eyeglasses for chickens,
which was protected by United States
patents iscently. The glasses are
modeled much after the fashion of
grandpa's 'specs.' the nose rest being
enlarged to go over thj chicken's
bead, while the ear hooks are joined
In the back.
"No claim Is made that the chick
en's eyesight Is poor, or that magni
fiers ever are needed that It may tho
better discover the reluctant worm or
the elusive bug. but the inventor does
say that tle glasses 'are designed to
prevent chickens pecking out each
other's eyes.' The inventor's attempt
to enforce all chickens to wear the
device by legislative action In Kansas
did not succeed. I may say.
"Members of secret societies, who
sometimes may be put to much
trouble to secure a sufficiently iraclble
goat for the purpose of Initiating new
members to their respective lodges,
will be glad to learn that the invent
ive genius of America has come to
their assistance. The device is a me
chanical goat, which can be put In the
closet when not needed: that requires
no feeding and practically no care.
Also. It may be handled by Its keeper
without fear of consequences.
"The candidate, blindfolded. Is led
to the side of the animal, and on It he
takes his seat, placing bis feet In
stirrups on cither side. As the goat
is pushed about the lodgeroom a
series of wheels and rods, geared to
the wheels on which It runs, causes
the animal to buck and rear In a fear
ful manner, keeping the candidate In
continual danger of being shaken off
"Residents of Kansas and other
states in the cyclone belt, who are
forced to retire frequently to cyclone
WORLD OWES MUCH TO WOMAN
Flrene Nightingale Worthy of All
th Honors That Can Be
1 Paid Her.
The honors paid to Florence Night
Ingale on her ninety-first birthday
serve to recall how brief has been the
period during which the sick have had
the benefit of the competent nursing
on which their recovery so largely depends.
It Is Impossible to conceive of mod
ern medical practise without the aid
of trained nurses. Their efficiency
has undoubtedly been an important
factor In the increased curability of
disease. Yet but little more than half
a century has elapsed since Miss
Nightingale set out for the Crimea on
ber mission which was to revolution
ize hospital work, and it was not until
1872 that the first class of trained
nurses was graduated from the Belle
vue Training School.
From these small beginnings has
grown within a generation the great
humanitarian profession for women for
which they have shown a special apti
tude and to which they are attracted
In annually Increasing numbers.
The Influence of the woman whom.
England as also the civilized world
honors beyond perhaps all others has
extended to every sick room. She
gave to the afflicted a new lease of
life and to her sex its noblest vocation.
SKIN BEAUTY PROMOTED
In the treatment of affections of the
skin and scalp which torture, disfig
ure, ifph. hum. srnlo nml rtcxtrnv hn
cellars, and then organize searching as we ag for prcscrvInR purI.
parties to find their home when the - d beautifylng the complexion,
storm has passed, will be pleased j namj8 and Cutlcura Soan and
with the invention of a tornado-proo j olntmcnt are we.nlgn ln.
house. This Is built in the shape of .,, Mnna nf vnmnn th wh.
a submarine, or a dirigible balloon.
From one end there is a vane, or tail
which Is designed to keep the other
pointing in the direction of the wind
the house being mounted on a pivot
at its center, and turns freely on a
'Tails are common enough on wind
mills and weather vanes, but here Is
out the world rely on these pure, sweet
and gentle emollients for all pur
poses of tho toilet, bath and nursery,
and for the sanative, antiseptic cleans-
I InCT nf lltpemtrl tnflnmml mtriia cttru.
faces. Potter Drug & Chcm. Corp.,
Boston. Mass., sole proprietors of the
Cutlcura Remedies, will mail free, on
roniiiu:) thl!- lnt-Gfr fl-nm-n PiitfrMirA
probably the first time that the Idea, . ,. ... , ,,.
J , , . , . . , ,. Book on the skin and hair,
has been adapted to residences. The
wind-breaking end to the house, the in Conditional Piety.
ventor says, is reenforced and win-1 Two Scotch fishermen. James and
dowless. and the door opens on a Sandy, belated and befogged on a
flight of steps, wheeled at the bottom. rough water, were ln some trepidation
which follow a circular path that ten-' lest they should never get ashore
onte triii olu-nvu Iiova n1ifa tr !&. '
scend. The inventor says his idea
Is particularly applicable to hospit
als, and that by anchoring It It can
be arranged to permit continuous
How One Senator Viewed the Comet
HAD no particular interest in Hal
ley or his comet." says Senator
Simmons of North Carolina, "but Mrs.
Simmons had. Every morning while
the papers were full of the phenome
non, we would get up at two or three
o'clock. Then Mrs. Simmons would
lead me to a window and point out a
dark line in the sky. It didn't look
much of a comet to me, but she in
sisted that it was. and 1 took her
word for It.
One morning we went through our
regular performance. The more 1
looked then the less I was convinced
that we had seen the comet at all. At
length, after an Investigation. I dis
covered that our 'comet' was the dim
outline of a church steeple against the
sky. Nice performance for a dignified
senator to rise every morning to look
at a steeple."
Ail of the members of the house are
not acquainted with eacli other, and
this often leads to funny mistakes.
Though Adam Monroe Brrd has been
in four congresses, he made one of
these mistakes the other day. Byrd
was making a tariff speech. He
sgain. At last Jamie said:
"Sandy. I'm steering, nnd I think
you'd better put up a bit of prayer."
"I don't know how." said Sandy.
"If ye don't I'll chuck ye overboard."
Sandy began: "Oh. Lord. I never
asked anything of ye for fifteen years,
and if ye'll only get us safe back. I'll
never trouble ye again, and "
"Whist. Sandy." said Jamie. "The
comes from Mississippi, and. of , boat's touched shore; don't be be-
course. he thinks the present tariff Is
about the worst bill that could have
been framed. He reached the woolen
schedule, and he went up and down
the aisle, directly addressing first one
member and then another. At length
he paused at a desk occupied by a
small man with a Van Dyke beard.
Byrd allowed to this small man that
the woolen schedule was vicious. The
small man nodded sympathetically.
Byrd pounded the small man's desk
"Knowing ail the things 1 have said
Lto be true, why did you vote for this
schedule?" Byrd demanded of the
I did not vote for It."
"You mean to tell this house that
you did not vote for the tariff bill?"
"I do." said the small man.
"Well." said Byrd. "1 admire you
for your convictions."
By this time the house wa3 split
ting its sides. The small man was
Representative Edward W. Saunders
of Vireinia. who is. of course, a
Democrat, and who, equally, of
course, did not vote for the Payne bill.
He had merely moved over to the Re
publican side so that he could the
better hear what his political brother
had to say.
holden to anybody." Short Stories.
A drummer was taken HI suddenly.
He went to see a physician of consid
erable standing, and the following
conversation ensued: "I feel very
sick," declared the drummer. "What's
the trouble?" asked the physician.
"Severe pain In my side." "Humph."
said the doctor slowly. "I think you
have appendicitis." "You have made
a mistake, doctor." replied the sales
man. "I'm not a millionaire, just a
plain drummer." "Well. I guess you
fust have the cramps, then." replied
the indignant personage. "Five dol
Oklahoma Kids See Sights of Capital
Right Name at Last.
"Let me show you our latest novel
ty." said the clerk in the haberdash
ery. "Here is the 'north pole collar
button. Named in honor of Cook and
"By Jove!" laughed the humorous
customer. "They couldn't find a bettwr
name for a collar button."
"Because it Is so hard to locate."
THE unususl privilege of the floor
of the house of representatives
was granted to Louis and Temple Ab
ernathy. Eons of United States Mar
shal "Jack" Abernathy of Frederick.
Okla.. a few days ago. The boys, who
are nine and six respectively, rode
their ponies from their home in Okla
homa to New York, where they were
to meet their friend. Colonel Roose
venL On their way they stopped in
Washington for a few days.
"Uncle Joe" Cannon was responsi
ble for the appearance of Louis and
Temple on the floor. They wore their
sombreros and long cowboy pants
tucked into boots, and the six-year-old
had upon the front of his top piece a
deputy United States marshal's badge
They were the breeziest things in the
juvenile line to have struck Capitol
hill recently. The congressmen gasped
and flocked around them.
"How do you like Washington?
the speaker asked the joungsters.
Eva Then you are not fond ot
Jnck No. they always remind me
of a kiss through a telephone.
Eva Gracious! In what way?
Jack They have lost their sweetness.
"Bully." said the boys, who used tc ' Barber How would you like your
know President Roosevelt, and had hair cut. sir?
some White House slang. ' Stude Fine. Do you think I came
"Well, my lads." said the speaker ' in here to discuss the tariff?
"tills city belongs to 10,000,000 of peo
pie. You own just as much of It aa
Adversity is a searching test of
friendship, dividing the sheep from
the goats with unerring accuracy; aad
' this is a good service. Watson.
Andrew Carnegie or John D. Rocke-
i nc oany deputy marsnai iookpg j
very important. lie ga.td longingly Grief is the agony of an fnstant.
out of the window as much as to say j The indulgence of grier is the blunder
that if ho could have his sharo he of a life. Dunegan.
would take the Washington tuonu ,
unjeut My thoughts are my own posses-
"How much do you ride?" askea """ mr aci " "J J
country's laws. Q. Forster.
A DETERMINED WOMAN
Finally Found a Food That Cured Her.
"When 1 first read of the remark
able effects of Grape-Nuts food. I de-
"Oh. forty or fifty miles a day." an
swered the wolf-catcher's son.
"You kiJs! You mean a week." said
the speaker. The Abernathys looked
"Naw." they said, "a day. We make termined to secure some." says a worn
50 miles a day easy." an in Salisbury. Mo. "At that time
"But the army test." said Uncle ( there wa3 none jpt ln thfs town but
Joe. "that's 10 miles in three days. I m7 husband ordered some from a Chl
thought that was a pretty severe test ' caga traveler.
In horseback riding, for grown men. ! had been greatly afflicted with
to-" ' sudden attacks of cramps, nausea.
end vomiting. Tried all 6orts of
Millionaire Soldier Causes Big Stir Ztf2r i?JZ
and neat lawns in front. In thesr began to use the new food the cramps
houses the officers live. The privates disappeared and have never returned.
Each variety of fruit or ornamental
tree when it reaches maturity under
Trees in Their Right Place
Ona Writer Who Asserts That Con
servation Can Be Carried to
Among persons who use more senti
ment than reason, or lack knowledge
of the facts, it has become a fad to
say it is a crime to cut down a tree
and that it is always, under any cir
cumstances, an act of great virtue to
To one who gives thought to the
matter, these accepted principles
may be reversed, and we can say with
all seriousness and truth that there
is no town in this country where the
judicious use of the ax among trees
in some neighborhood or other Is not
demanded; and, on the other hand,
thousands of trees are planted where
no tree should be planted.
reasonably favorable conditions has
Its established size or spread of
branches. Among the better shade
trees this reaches 40. 50. and even a
greater number of feet in diameter.
In dense forests we see the trees
stretching up after air and sunshine,
losing their side branches and becom
ing a collection of giant telegraph
poles with pitiful bunches of green at
the top, nothing beautiful about them.
Every tree to be beautiful must have
room to expand and develop to Its
proper proportions, and to retain the
side branches with which nature al
ways furnishes them, unless she is
thwarted by the bungling hand of the
hired roan with ax or saw. Milwau
kee Evening Wisconsin.
When They Married.
"Her husband makes a fool of her!"
"I don't make a fool of you, do L
"You did once, but not since."
THEY are fussed up out at Fort
Myer. where the cavalry has its
headquarters. Recently a Washing
ton youth, who got tired of bis ways
and the ways of the world In general,
and who had sufficient money to go
those ways swiftly, decided to enlist.
He did fo in the ordinary manner.
Then one day when he had leave an
automobile was drawn up outside of
the fort and the recruit sauntered out
and got Into It- The officers saw him
driven away, and their amazement
was considerable. The lines are
definitely drawn at the fort. There
are several streets with square bouses
mess together in the big main build
ing in the inclosure. The officers
couldn't quite see a private coming to
and from headquarters in a machine.
"My old attacks of sick stomach
were a little slower to yield, but by
continuing the food, that trouble ha.i
disappeared entirely. I am today per-
But they couldn't help themselves, fectly well, can eat anything and
because he wa.s entitled to certain everything I wih. without paying the
leaves, and when he got them he was penalty that I used to. We would not
at liberty to ride in a balloon If he so keeD house without Grape-Nuts.
chose ' "My husband was so delighted with
Then, to cap the climax, one nlgbt the benefits I received that he has
there was a ball at a swagger down been recommending Grape-Nuts to his
town hotel. It wa3 given by members , customers and has built up a very
of the "set" In which the young sol
dier had been wont to move. He was
Invited and he went. The officers cast
large trade on the food. He sells them
by the case to many of the leading
physicians of the county, who recom-
,anv W ctareH hU wav. hut he let "u "-I'.'uw Buucrmij.
.v o r hro , ).. a i,.t ! There is some satisfaction in using
IUC1U RiJ. JW v. M w..
of talk in officers' row at Fort Myer.
but there has been no action. It is
saddening to a gilt-braid man's heart
to see a thing like this and to be able
to do nothing about It.
a really scientifically prepared food."
Read the Utfle book, "The Road to
Wellvllle."in pkgs. "There's aReason."
Ker re4 Ik abarr totterf A bot
e npemrn from lime to tlm. Tfeey
are Krawr. time, ua fail af kuua
Powered by Open ONI