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THE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24. 1912.
TICKLING THE SWEET TOOTH
Hiss America and Brother Get Away
wiia Some Candy.
JUST ABOUT A JOLLI05 TOSS
AaaasI CniuiHH st ths Sim
Luarr Veasts iuiinbklif
Heights Great iMe-rwve-asest
Think of 111 Mia America ate LMO.0W
ions of candy last year. 8h will
much or more this year. Next year aha
may seat all- previous record. 8he te
the real, original and only "Kaady Kid."
Juat bow she la eating more Uaa arte
ever at before. For Cbnatmaa la bore
and the candy-eatlnc recorda must tall.
-Temaio or the species" eata the
candy. She keeps the rest at the country
busy raisins the money wherewith to
purchase more sweet stuff.
It casta every man. woman and child
la the United States Juat about ft a year
tor chocolates, bon-bons, marshmaUowa,
cum drops, all-day-auckers and
drops. That Is It would cost them that
sum If the cost were prorated equally
among the K.0M.OW folks in the nation.
In we, we ate XJOMOMtt sounds of
candy. It Is admitted that most of It
was consumed by the feminise sex. And
yet. In spits of all this, people wonder
why so many American maids and ma
trons are tat!
Candy factories have doubled In num
ber within the last raw, years. w are
sting fifty times as much of the subtly
snd frankly sweet stuff aa we did twenty
years ago. Children must hare candy
every day, and the children's mothers
nibble at It all day lone and consume a
hslf pound box nearly every evenlnx
ftrong men have fallen victim toJts in
sldlouneas and sit at their desks fur
tively gnawing at taffy, fudge and either
sticky concoctions. There are business
men right In St. Louis who are never
without It in their desks. They would aa
soon think of going without their collars
as without their dally ration.
A Savleg- anaaesrlsm.
If we would quit eating candy In this
country for two years for lust twity
four hours wa would have saved enough
money to pay oft the national debt.
With the candy money spent In one
year In this country we could boy our
Uncle Samuel 100 new battleships of the
dread naught type. But we caanot-eat
warships, and the sweet tooth of America
must be filled.
With that f5u0.ogo.000 we would be able
to drain every1 acre of swamp land r? the
With that ftOO.WO.000 we could build and
fortify, fill up and dig over again another
Ianama canal. But we must have our
dally ration of candy If butter does go
up to et seats a pound and egga become
as precious aa the glittering gems from
When father was a boy only r!chchll
dren had candy ovary day. A nickel's
worth of candy would bribe a whole
schoolroom. That same nickels worth
' of candy waa a whole Christmas In It
self. Tou hsd candy to eat only on 'extra-special
occasions like Chris unsa the
Fourth of July, and during the coSnty
Kour times as much candy Is now made
5 early In the United (States ss wsa made
tea years so. The sppetlte of the
"Csndy Kid" Is Increasing. Csndy shops
tra thicker now than saloons ware In the
old days. The output of nM waa double
that of isot and waa W per cent greater
t than that of IM.
1-took-asbos. Doctor Cook's Intelligent
. Eskimo, loved (umdropa, lis loved then
no better, however, than tbs America
Miss likes toasted marshmallows. The
' little boys and girts of the oongested dis
tricts of any big dty maks steady and
reliable consumers of the cheaper grades
of csndy. Nsw Tork'a candy experts
claim that one-half the money that goes
. Into the tills of the candy dealers In that
' city cornea out of the tenement districts.
Where the Xsrfcels G. '
Watch toe children of the publlo school
maks a rush for the candy shop during
the recess period. Their pennies and
nickels come over the counters by the
score. Notice, too, how a number of
these thrifty dealers la candles always
try to get In the very shadow of these
school buildings. They know the number
of coins that will be theirs it they man-
age to get Into, a good location where
' the sweets will lura the children. - The
school lunch may cut Into their profits,
, but there is no hop that It will finally
break them of the habit.
Chocolates are the most popular of all
. the varl -colored, moltl-aoaped wares die-
played In the windows of the confectioner.
They are getting mora so every year.
The bonbon la going- back In the esteem
of the popalaoe. Marronglaoss, eclairs,
weird concoctions and confections are
holding their owsu
Undoubtedly the candy habit la spread
ing. Candy Is mora extensively adver
tised thsn ever before. Grown folks never
-' think of being ashamed of than- candy.
' eating proclivities, Indians down on the
; reservations eat candy as ravenously aa
, they once ate roast puppy: It la aaoood
. to watermelon In the opinion of the Eth
iopian. Hundreds and thousands of tons are
eaten every day. The market varies but
llttls In tha summer and spring months,
, but It gets a UtUe better along la the
holiday season, wheat every body teste lias
he ought to buy something and finally
winds sp by purchasing soma candy.
.' LolU-pops for tha penny trade make
up a greet part of the candy business
In many localities, but It Is the box
trade, tha chocolate trade that counla
most In the . grand total. Candy Is
hipped by the train load, but the Ameri
can mlas eats mors candy than the maid
of any at Iter nation in tha world.
He ear br the Tra Isle.
Candy ts one of the everyday luxartea
thst keep tha people poor. It Is a drain
tbst never ceases. Children or an ranks
in the serial seals buy candles by the
penny'a worth sr the dollar's worts.
Plain sugar, same extract or the rotes
bran or awns ether flavoring, are fused
together and straightway this
becomes a thing that will coax
from the pockets ac misers.
The randy tactortee bay sugar by the
train lead and employ help by ths thes
nnis. Machines, however, now ds sane
of the work that was ears dons by the
d'ft fingers of tbs candy dipper. The
1-ret (Smiles are still handmade. WtMB
vu pay Ss. st sr M seats s pound for
candles, you ess. a-smbkt that yes are
setting ths psrs hand mode coeds.
. '.here la not ss msch profit hi the
randy buslneas after all for ths eesr-l-t:ii-n
between ansaufscturers la keen
a'.l hs main thine ts tbs trade Is te
keep the train leads at goods sao-rng
lrn.ii the tewing pans of ths factory
,n the mouths of the consumers.
Candy Is pure enough these .days ts
sitlKfr the most exacting of ths poor-f.-ud
retunnera. This Is especially true
,x ait the sweet stuffs that are shipped
fiora one state to another. The national
statute have mads this possible, bat It
took some time to convince the man who
makes ths candy that the law meant
uM what It said. at. Louis Republic,
CONSIDER THE COST OF DYING DEFT TOUCH OF SYMPATHY
Remit st lavestlsatlsst lata the
Exerkltawt Charges st Cadet
Of all the Conventionalities which Bold
poor humanity in a relentless grip aooe
are mors difficult to bring Into harmony
with the dictates of experience and
moa sense than those connected with
death and funerals. Women swathe
themselves for years In unwholesome
crape to satisfy what they suppose soci
ety has presort bed aa proper mourning
and shut themselves out from all com
panionship and almost from ths light of
day. to their own great detriment and
to the benefit of no one. True affection
for the deceased may be better shows by
making Ufa happier for those left
hind. Bo. too. It has corns to be
end a accessary mark of respect for a
member of a family who has died to give
him or her what has coma to be known
aa a bang-up funeral, with very Bttle
regard to ths expense sr tha means of
tha survivors, litre again respect for
the departed would be mors truly man!
tested by committing him to tbs earth
In the simplest way possible and devot
in the needless axpsndltars to tha pay
meat of debts sr to the advantage of the
living. Tory poor people, merely to sat
lafy their own pride, for the funeral must
be Indifferent ts tha dead. Incur expense
and run lata debt In order to have a
certain styls of funeral. 80 dominated
baa society la all Its branches been by
ths fettch-Uks customs, established by
long prevalent observances, thst almost
no attempts st reform have been made.
Recently, however, ths subject has
been taken up for rational consideration,
valuable facta gathered and classified.
snd Interesting conclusions reached. Con
ditions are by no means uniform through
out the counjry, but a thorough investi
gation la tha city of New York shows
that undertakers, like lawyers and doc
tors, fix their charges some si hat with
reference to the status ot their patrons.
It further shows that everything con
nected with death and burial la made un-
neoeesarily burdensome, particularly to
tha poor. Caskets costing to make from
tit to lf are sold at from M and M. and
tha general ratio ot profit on these Is
said to be 150 per cent and on all other
funeral belongings 900 per cent. This stste
ot things led to the occupation becoming
overcrowded, and, as the business ts un
regulated, there grew up unseemly scram
bllnr for orders and outrageous pressure
on the poor to give their relations ex
pensive funerals. Now, however. It is
said, and tha statement carries an econ
omic suggestion with It. that "there Is
a hopeful tendency, especial r among the
larger and stronger undertaking estsb-
Itshments, to standardise funeral fur
nishings at flat-rate, moderate coat. Ths
menopollxlng and dominating tendencies
of ths widely organised burial trusts are
shown .to be less burdensome and perl-
loua to tha poor than ths Irregularities
and rapacities to which ths horde ot
unorganised undertakers are driven by
unrestricted competition." This Is ens of
many advantages that tha organisers of
other trusts claim for them.
Ths gentleman who makes the report
hopes to solvs ths problem by uniform
publlo regulation, which wo ars told has
been adopted In moat foreign countries
Almost every city abroad of any site has
department for ths administration ot
cemeteries and ths burial of tha dead.
The Oermaa law requires that all paupers
must have decent funerals, and the city
of Berlin alone buries 4,000 persona every
year. In several of tha cantons of Swtt
aarlaad they go further and give free
burial to every eltlssn to ths extent of
a simple casket and hearse, tha services
of an undertaker and a carriage for the
family. In Norway this Is extended to
cremation. If desired. Boms ot the Ger
man cities are regularly In tha under
taking business and have rates according
to ths style of funeral. In Berlin the
cost of a burial In a common lot runs
from $LU tor Infants to filet for adults,
not Including coffins. In Francs tha
communes have a monopoly ot burials
and ths law allows no regulation of price
according to Income. It la found that
munidpallaatlon haa lessened the ten
dency to pomp at funerals and has re
duced expenses. Our towns and cities
may well look Into ths matter. There Is
no doubt that the burden ot our poor
can be greatly lightened by Judicious
regulation of funerals, burials and ceme
teries. Cincinnati Enquirer.
Eesstsy Is Reads. '
When the west wss new and land bad
no speclsl value, hrgnwaya were laid out
on a generous scale. Now Governor Car
roll ot Iowa proposes to ssva to agri
culture axXOW acres of land, valued at
$30,010,000, by narrowing the country 'roads
from at to 4v feet The class In arith
metlo can no doubt give off-hand ths
length of the roads Involved. The pro
posal Is arousing Interest In Kansas, too,
where the roads are W feet wide, and W.
8. Gearhart. stats highway engineer at
the Kansas agricultural college. Is quoted
in favor of the plaa. A roadway a) feet
wide between the center of the ditches,
he says, will amply accommodate traffic.
and a width greater than Is necessary
gives room for weeds to grow, it leads,
too, to the temptation to wests money
on needlessly wide roadbeds. On roads
bsving little traffic he would even re
duce ths width to M or ft feet. Spring
Why Convalescent Oiltdraa Seed
the) Most Tender sad Watch,
Whooping Cough, Measles, Mumps
and Chicken-pox are classed aa "mild."
-little," "childish" diseases.
Parents would be surprised to learn
how oftea these "trifling" complaints
lead to fatal results.
Whooping Cough, for Instance, ransss
more deaths than diabetes.
"Childish- diseases leave their little
vie time weak and therefore liable to
savage attacks of Pneumonia. Bron
chitis. Influenza. Catarrh. Tuberculosis.
Long-lasting Indigestion, taunre of
appetite snd bowel difficulty ere trace
able te ths same snores.
While year tittle ones are trying to
pick op strength, sustsis them with
Olre It in milk sr straight
Thus will ths children grow frees day
ts day ss strong that as big llmam
can tastes on a weakness left by the
&asnpj Bottle) Frew by Mail.
Thst these whs sre smtliil health and
strength far themselves, children, rela
tives sr friends may axpsilsucs the Itfe
gtvtng properties ot this excluatvs Nor
way gsid medal ssonlaed sod Over eD
medicinal food emnlakm aa wen as ts
know OsoTsuaooa superiority ts being
moat palatable) and easy to tart s gen
erous S-oa. bottle win be sent br mail ts
these era anal srMi assist by postcard er
latter to Csemulsloa, M Pearl Be. 24. x.
Was Happened ts Father sad His
Fwsrtees Kids at a
Judge Richard B. Russell of Georgia, la
knows la politics ss "Plain Dick" Roseau.
Oa tbs recent election ot Governor Hoke
8mlth to the C sited States senate Russell
announced himself as a candidate for ths
soon-to-be-vacated executive office, for
which he is now running with all his
might which Is saying a great deal. Be
sides being a Justice ot the court of ap
peal a, a well knows potltlctaa and a pros
perous farmer. Judge Russell Is ths proud
father ot fourteen children. Having four
teen children already, and being supersti
tious by nature be waa unwilling to risk
the unlucky thirteen, so his last two wen
On one occasion Judge Russell took his
fourteen children with him ts a state fair,
where, among other things, they were ex
hibiting a two-headed calf aa a aide at
traction. Judga Russell cautiously In
quired the price of tickets,
"Tea cents for a whole and I rents for
halt tickets," explained tbs showman.
Brightening perceptibly, "Plain Dirk,"
handed out ths money. "Give ma one
whole and fourteen halves." he said.
The showman eyed him curiously.
""Have you fourteen children T" he asked.
"I have that," replied the Judge.
"Got "em all wld yerr
"Plain Dirk" pointed proudly to the long
row ot human steps rising hack ot him.
They they are," he said, "count for your
Lifting his finger the showman counted.
one by .one.
'Mister," he said, "keep yer money.
Suppose you sell me a ticket and I'll
bring the calf out to see you." Cosmo-
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