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By ELLA WHEELER WILCOX.
Mr. Pendelton Dudley of New York
City has tent to this column tome inter
esting enclosures, which, he tays, are
doubts as to their
suitability for popu
lar reading. Then
extracts refer to th
great time, thought
I car and (kill be
I stowed by the gov-
.1 eminent on the
I breeding of fine
The United 6tata
j Department of Agrl-
that mothers of de
r aired trotting horses
shall be free from
i " curby hocks ' or
. other decidedly
faulty conformations They must be free
t from "draft blood" and from "bone
spavin." "ring bone," "lameness of any
kind," "side bone," "heaves," spring
halt," "roaring." "moon blindness" or
ftf Mnm ih. lra tiv hn enrefultv
selected, and are pure In blood and free
from all disqualifying flaws.
It la by such persistent and scientific
means that perfect specimens of horse
flesh are produced.
In opposition to these methods, Mr.
Peddleton places the harum-scarum
methods, as he oalls them, governing, it
reproduction of the human species.
Prof. 'Brewer of Yale tells of a case In
Connecticut, some years ago, where a
feeble-minded pauper woman, kept at a
public ward, was admired by a half
witted farmer living In an adjoining
town. A selectman of the town main
taining the .woman, "to get rid of her
support," encouraged the marriage. His
short-sightedness, even from the stand
point of immediate money economy, to
say notning or racial economy, u
apparent when, a few years later, she
and her husband and three Idiotic child
ren drifted Into th poorhouee of the
Interesting records exist of two families
of criminals, the so-called "Jukes" and
the "Tribe of Ishmael." From the one
man who founded the "Juke1 family
came 1.200 descendants In seventy-five
years: out of these. MO were professional
paupers, who spent an aggregate of
1. 90S years In poor houses; fifty were evil
women, seven murderers, sixty habitual
thieves and 1D common criminals.
Dugdale has estimated that the "Juke"
family was an economic loss to the state,
measured In terms of potential useful
Baas wasted, costs of prosecution, ex
penses of maintenance In Jail, hospital
and asylums, and of private loss through
thefts and robberies of 11.300.000 In seventy-five
years, or over f 1,000 for each mem
ber of th family.
Similarly the 'Tribe of Ishmael" num
bering 1.S1 individuals In six genera
tions, has produced 13 known evil
women, and has bred hundreds of petty
thieves, vagrants and murderers. The
history of the tribe is a swiftly moving
picture of social degeneration and gross
parasitism, extending from . Its seventeenth-century
convict ancestry to the
present-day horde of wandering and
Prof. Irving Fisher of Yale says in his
most interesting bulletin report on "Na
tional Vitality, lis Wastes and Conserva
tions": "It is welf known that cultivated plants
and animals have been greatly changed
and developed by breeding. Th original
apple, as offered by nature to mankind,
, was th small, sour, bitter crab of the
forest, unpleasant. Indigestible, innutrl
tlous. In 1710 Dr. Davenant. a writer of
political economy, estimated that the
average weight of dressed cattle did not
exceed SO pounds. In UM McCulloek
stated that 'at present the average weight
of cattle is estimated at or about 800
"Human heredity is now dependent on
haphazard selection. Little attention is
paid by those who contemplate marriage
to th question of how much atamtna
will be transmitted to the next genera
tion, i bm siory was ioiu ui ujfwu
dog fancier who. when asked why he
r aid so much attention to hs dogs but
defeated the cars of his children to
nurses, replied: My docs have a pedi
gree" Human pedigrees, no less than
canine, rest on
physical basis; yet
genealogical records of human beings. necessity ana law; sno, let ns nope, get
while they have much to say on social jUns; a much-needed ablution In the sooth
practiee. have very little to say of physl- jln depths of the favorite awimralng bole,
cal capacity or Intellectual ability. Of course, there were spring poets In
Those who, like Gallon and Pearson, be- J " earth In those daya. They couldn't
Ueve'ln a scl-nc of eugenics, hope that ihelp showing their gratitude. They burn!
the Cay will come when pride of Inherit- jlnto poetry aa naturally as the buds burst
arc win include aa Important. If not as jlnto leaf and bloom,
the chief Iterss. phy sical, mental and j Can you buune them? If any favored,
moral stsm'na. A tetidwu-y In this direr- 'pampered benefkisrr of modern conven
tion can be discerned. ' hen the nobility
ccTtcanded t .verenre of ail ciarses.
qiute irrespective of ab.Uty. commonera
hewevef well-endowf ' f nature, couid
Xkerer obtain the same expect. Lu' t-
The (geeg ng aazine p)age
loeaxkMoies mr J . cor i sm cowwr f tSffLtl INN HO IS Ar) ...
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the Human Species j
day the English House of Commons Is
mors honored and respected that the
House of Lords.
"Once th Importance of a physical pedi
gree comes to be rated at its true value,
a man's pride In his own Inheritance will
show Itself tn a correlative feeling of
responsibility for future generations For
the sake of the child yet unborn, men and
women will set for themselves physical
ideals of the highest order."
It It not, of course, possible to obtain
the highest result In breeding humanity
by the sam means we obtstn such re
sults with fruits or animals.
Men and women possess sentiment, con
structive brain power and wills, which
would prevent obtaining Ideal offspring
If they were selected ss animals are se
lected, purely for breeding purposes. But
were It to become a law, that men and
women must undergo a careful examin
ation by skilled specialists before they
could obtain marriage licenses, and that a
heavy One would be enforced if children
were born of people who had not paased
successfully such examinations. It would
soon become th passion for young men
and women to be strong in body and
Our government ought to offer prises
to the men and women who can pass the
best physical examination at th age of
A building tot would be an admirable
prise to offer a young man; and a similar
gift to th young woman would "not be
Both give an invitation to outdoor life,
and offer a good lnoom In reward for
Industry. Unoccupied land, large enough
to admit a house, will soon yield money
enough to build th house if properly
Th first born of two such prise win
ners should also be dowered by the gov
eminent; and both parents should be
obliged to psss another examination be
fore a second child came Into the world.
Our country is wsklng to ths great need
of supervision over the Increase in pop.
After one or two hundred years It will
take as much Interest In good specimens
of men and women as It does now In
good specimens of fruit and horses-
Copyright, 1312, by American-Journal-
The Cause of
the Spring Poet
By JAMES R4VEX8CROFT.
Long have the spring poet and his ef
fusions been laughed at and railed at by
practical minded people, and subjected to
much more shocking discourtesies from
editors. But. nevertheless, this feverish
Pan of Poeey Is of honorable lineage.
and his hereditary traits ar not without
The spring poet was incubated In tn
uncomfortably Inconvenient time sway
back yonder when people were glad to
see spring when It rolled around.
They warmed themselves by fires that
put them in a fix similar to that of
Mother Eartih-on part blistering in equa
torial beat and the rest shivering In polar
frigidity end kept them dry and stale by
smoking all th moisture out of them
through their eyes.
They slept in beds and old Insomnia had
nothing on at all: they at food that
along about February became an unwel
come, if necessary, guest of th system,
and they were constantly involved In
labor troubles by their livers going on
strikes, and they had Influenza and rheu
matics and various other miseries of the
flesh. Including th cures of the miseries.
And alt the time tbey were tied up In
coarse, heavy clothing, and history fails
to set forth th fact If they changed thli
winter apparel, or If they tooa an all
over wash between summers.
Is It any wonder they felt like writing
poems when gentle spring wss seen ap
proaching In the distance? They lifted
up their voices with the bullfrog, the
bluebird and other vernal harbingers.
The ! coming of spring meant getting
thawed out one more: getting off (and
no doubt some of th women rushed the
season. Just ss they do now) all their
clothing except what was required by
lences had to go through one of those
wild, eld-faenioned w.tters as they did,
he'd probably bwret Into something worse
than poetry and he wouldn't wait for
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Nothing Is mors easier to prepare, yet
bow aeldom we eat a really good salad
with a dressing which Is properly com
bined and blended.
In America you have a pernicious habit
of putting lettuce leaves, water cress and
other greens In ice water and letting them
soak In It. believing that this makes ths
Believe me, it makea any kind of vege
table tough to soak it in water for any
length of time.
Wash your salad very carefclly. Dry
off the leaves on a clean cloth, wrap the
greens or lettuce in a damp napkin and
put it away la a cool plac until you are
ready to serve It
Never mix a salad with the dressing
until you have dried off th salad leaves,
celery or whatever your salad consists
of. Salad dressing and water won't mix
and th combination ruins both the
dressing snd the salad Itself.
1 am giving today at th request of
some of my readers th proper way to
make French dressing.
My next article will deal with mayon
naise snd th other sauces which are
made on th same base.
Let me warn the readers who are about
to launch Into the realm of salad making
not to over season, especially not to put
too much salt with their green salad.
Potato salad usually has a special dress
ing, with a foundation of mayonnaise.
Of that I shall writs next time.
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Two tablespoonfuls of olive oil.
One pinch of salt and half a pinch of
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talned her at the big markets from the
French dealers, or what Is much bettor,
you osn get a small plant or tarragon
and grow It In your garden or In th
AMERICA! CHICKEN PATTY.
Take two medium sized chickens. Clean
them, sing them and empty them.
Cut each chicken into four piece Two
wings and two Joints and legs. Take the
carcase, the livers, etc, and make a good
broth. In which boil tho cut pieces of
chicken. When they are dons take them
WORKS OF WOMEN
Dr. Helen Stoecker of Berlin wants
very woman who gives birth to a child
to be declared a patriot and aa such re
warded and endowed and cared for by a
grateful nation. It Is said that Germany
has don mora than any other nation to
save the babies and the Union for Mother
Protection, which Is now In Its seventh
year, numbering about 4.0CO, among whom
are soma of th moat prominent men In
Germany, hope for even better things.
Women In factories get six weeks' In
surance at th time of the birth of a
child. Dr. Stoecker would improve upon
this law by making six weeks' rest before
and after the birth of a child compul
sory. Mrs. Robert La Follett was th firs
woman graduate of the Wisconsin law
school of the Wisconsin university. She
never Intended to practice law, but began
with reading to assist her husband in his
work. On of her briefs was compli
mented by Chief Justice Lyon, who sup-
posed that It was th work of her hus
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dish, but Is used
merely for decora,
The ham mousse Is
set In the left tide
of the ice mold, lu
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keeps It at the
at all timet and adds
greallT to its taste.
Ham mousse, to be
perfect, should be
out of the broth and strain it From this
broth make a sauce, adding enough but
ter to thicken It, also salt and cayenne
pepper. Heat the sauce without letting it
boll, and put the pieces of chicken In It
Hsve ready a dish or set of Individual
dishes with a smalt onion chopped fine,
some "finis herbes" and a bit of lard.
"Finis herbes," used so much In French
cooking, consists of a little chopped onion,
shallot, parsley and chervil, with a bit of
chive. This la put Into the dish or dishes,
covered with a sauce and than with a
light pastry. Put In th oven to cook
and color the patty. 8erv on a napkin.
Pattlea and most other dishes are better
when made In one dish, though there Is
a growing tendency toward the Individual
dish described here.
MOU8SKE OR FOAM OF HAM.
On pound of lean ham.
Two soup spoons of very rich, thick
Three-quarters of a glass of chicken
One glass of thick cream well beaten.
Chop the ham ap very fin and pass It
through a sieve. Mix It In a dish with the
thick stock snd the jelly, which should be
lukewarm. Cool It on the Ice, beating It
all the Urn until it begins to thicken,
then mix In th cream.
Have ready a small silver dish or an
earthenware tureen. Around the Inside
of th dish put a plec of paper, ar
range like an upstanding collar. Have
th paper come up about on inch higher
than the dish. Put In th mousse snd
let It solidify. Decorate the top with
Jelly, according to taste, and just be
fore serving it cut swsy the paper. This
psper serve the purpose of making the
mousse come up higher than the dish In
a smooth snd perfect form. Arrange the
dish on 1c or on a napkin. Th picture
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Fables of the
B lHlltOTHY D1X.
Onoe upon a time ther wss a man who
was always knocking his wife's fauita,
and who mad existence on perpetual
list roast for her.
At th table he would hammer every
thing from soup to ,
nuts, and when ah
appeared In the new
gown, or with a
fresh plec of mil
linery on her head,
ah was sure of
getting ths merry
ha ha from him.
To Eighth ave
nue with your near
he would cry, "un
happy woman, do
you not know
enough not to pur
that turns a search
light on your de
feats of faos and
figure, and that
advertises ths fact
that your birthday belongs to ths records
of ancient history?"
These words would cause th woman
to weep bitterly, and, it they also gave
her a grouch against her clothes, th
next day she would chass down town
and buy a fresh eoneltnment of merry
regalia In th Vale hop that she would
get something that would suit her pe
culiar style, and thst would win a
round of applause from her nuibsnd-
ln thli way she ran up bills thst
paralysed her lord and master, and that
kept his nose on th grindstone trying
to pay them. Finally perceiving that It
was ths bankruptcy court for his, unless
a crimp was put In his wife's extrava
gance, he want to a wis old man snd
told him bis troubles.
"I do not understand," said th hus
band to his friend, "how It Is that yon
ar on Kaay street, while I sm on th
bum, for we are both married, and it Is
my exptrienoe thst a wife can give the
seventeen-year locusts cards and
spades and beat them at eating up ths
"Ever sine I was Idiot enough to put
my neck Into ths matrimonial yoks I
havs been th faithful Slav of th de
partment store and ths milliner, but at
last th thing has gotten on my nerves,
so thst I esn endure my misery no
longer, and It's me for a cute little dose
of Rough on Rats and th plac where
bill collector ceases from troubling and
the bargain hunter's husband Is at rest."
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An Old Fable Retold
Friendship, like love. Is but a name,
I'nleea to one you stint the flame.
The child whom many fathers share
Hath seldom, known a father's care.
'Tts thus In fmendahlp: who dspsnd
On many, rarely find a friend.
I wonder how many of my girls recall
th story of th hare. Her ear was
never to offend, snd she claimed ss a
friend every creature In th wood or
On day the hounds gave pursuit, and
brest hires and half dead with fright she
appealed to the horse.
The horse replied thst he would gladly
take her on his back, but her many
friends who were coming would claim the
privilege of helping her.
The etately bull couldn't stop. But she
must not worry, he said, for she had so
many friends they would surely save her.
Ths goat, a particular friend, he said,
was Just behind.
The goat would gladly save her, be
said, but felt that the would have a more
secure bold on the back of th sheep.
Th sheep reminded her that hounds
slso eat sheep, and trotted away. In turn
the calf, and every animal that passed,
left her rescue to some other true friend.
"of whom." every animal said, "you have
The bounds caught up with the hart
when she mads her last appeal, and this
ends the fable.
The hare's fat is due to ths fact that
the "scattered." By this is meant that
ahe tried to make her friendship cover
such a large surface that it was too thin
to be of value In any place.
It was as If on took a gallon of paint.
and tried to make It cover a squars mile.
To do this such a dilution would be neces
sary that the effect would show no paint
at all, only an ugly looking moisture.
Both friendship and paint lose their
usefulness by making them cover too
large a surfac. .
Those who have many friends some
times find that In quantity tbey hav
lost sight of quality.
A circle of friends may be so Urge
that loyalty, justice, kindness and re
liance are crov ded out.
On cannot M all a friend should be
The Bee by Tad
"Your misfortune,' replied th friend,
"are your own fault for throwing cayanna
at your wife. Instead of shoring ths
sal vs. I am surprised that a man of
your sagacity does not know that when
you maks a female discontented with her
lot you always get' th hot end of th
situation, because you nav to provld,
her with a new on.
"I have gotten along with my wtfs In.
peace snd economy because whenever1
she made a purchase. Instead of rapping
It I spieled about her having pulled oft
a wonderful financial deal and that ktPt
her from taking It back and changing K
tor something that would havs cost twloe,
aa much. '
"I throw boquet at her when th
wears an old gown and tell her how
young and beautiful It make her look,
and how well that color suits her, and
sh Is sfrsld to get a new dress lest th
might not hit th lucky combination,
"Neither do I havs to put up the money
for three months' sojourn at a swell;,
summer hotel when It costs money for
th privilege ef gating at ths clerk's'
sparkler. Aa soon as ths thermometer ,
begins doing tiunts In th tube, and be-c
tore my wlfs has a chance In get to her
song snd dance about being run down,
and needing a Changs, I commence telling!
her thst her cheeks ar as rosy as a
girl's, and sh has not th nerve to men-;
tlon her health to m.
" Besides ah dot not care to tear her-:
self away from on on whose a pp recta-3
tlon tnd appro ballon th can always!
count, and at oompllmtnt are cheaper
than ehopplng tickets, domestic harmony'
Is preserved, and It I money In my,
pocket. I apprehend that many wlvse,
get even for their husbands' knocks by'
running up bills, and that If mar mn
would try to make happy homes there,
would be leas doing In th dry good lint.,
''Anywty, It's a cinch that th man'
who shies a brick at his wife's hat Is du
to pay for a creation that will be aa eye;
opener, snd ssnd him to th free lunch'
counter for hit eats." J
"Ther Is truth In what you say," re.,
s ponded the man who had come seeking,
advice, "and Instead of committing tut-'
elds I will return horn and Ml my
wife that her new tailor mad fits Ilk
th paper on th wall, and Is of ths most
roc hen-he atyle, and perhaps sh will'
not strike me for a chiffon scarf to cover j
up th wrinkles In th back of her .
Moral: This fable teaches that It IS
economy for a man to Jolly his wife.
to friends la need. If oa attempts to '
be th best friend to several hundred.
Th appeals' mads upon one's time,
one's sympathies, and one's purs by
thret-soors friends at one would maka
th armor of friendship soon look like
With a loving heart, and a desire to
Ilk every one, and to be liked by every .
one, a girl leave her mother aprea
strings, and starts out for herself.
A most praiseworthy ambition, and one
that makes lb world love ar. But It
I on that will mak bar useless to
herself and others It persisted In. ,
Like th hare ah claims so many as
her friend that not on feels th ob
ligation of friendship.
Like the gallon of paint that Is spread
over a square mile, her friendship shows
such signs of dilution It Is worthless,
and a wasts of tim and material.
Th differ ace 1 that th girl whw
"scatters" wsstes more then time and
material th wastes emotions, oppor
tunity, energy; loses faith and gains an
opinion of human nature that make her
If sh falls not In her Interpretation of ,
"friend" to th three or four scor of
whom she has pinned th badge of friend- t
ship, th hasn't tim nor opportunity
left to be a friend to herself.
Her confidences become almost public
property; her secrets are not sec re's be- '
esuse she has confided In so many.
Her hopes, her ambitions, her loves, her "
disappointments, all her little alalia and
themes are printed In . billboard type .
when told to aa many, and very telling-..
makes th type larger. -
As th years come sh finds out her
mistake,, but every mistake (every sur
plus friend dropped out) means au in- 1
It means aa uaneoeseary b-artachs; a i
little touch of acorn and skepticism, and
a llttht wss faith. ' . .. ,
If girls, young and old. would learn t .
select friends for good old-fashioned 0
wearing qualities, and to limit to luno f
her. It would show rare wisdom- '
To have only a few, and to be good,
loyal friends to that few. Is to havs a j
never-falling sourc of coo? tat, inspire
tkm and lor '.;
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