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Why New York
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?o Peculiar ConditiQiis Which Affect Manhaltan Island, but NOT the Mainland, Only a Few Miles Aww
River, where th two tmosphere hmrmonls, approx- .'''' ''' ' ' :. ' ' ' ' ' . .."
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By W. H. Bailout ScVD.V-"V '"
HEN th tlty la overcast .and it Is raining' or
snowing hard 70a Can't be blamed for feeling ,
trifle Indignant to see, sUrlng you In the
, face from the front page of your nesDer an official
Government prediction of fair weather.
' Such differences between New York's weather and the
Government's forecast of what H Is going to be are,
; however, bound to be frequent so long as the Weather
Bureau pursues Its present methods. TW trouble is
that New York Is surrounded by -such peculiar atmos
pheric conditions that Its weather is often entirely dif
ferent from that which prevails on the mainland only
, few miles away. The Government forecasters fsll to,
take these peculiar conditions into account and. there-,
fore their predictions for New York come true much
1 less frequently than those for other section! of the
, country. : '
' There are two walls of opposing atmosphere on New
York's ocean front, the land wall and the salt-water
-wall. Manhattan Island lies wholly within the. ocean.
, ; wall, which is changed twice dally by strong tides., The
: result usually U that when a howling storm comes out
' of the West It meets the opposing wall of salt atmos-.
Sphere, sheers off to the northward and seeks an opening'
'to cross the ocean to the mouth of the St. Lawrence
imately at all seasons.
The land wall of atmosphere is partly a creature of
the temperature of the land, and the ocetfn wall of the '
' temperature of the water. It stands to reason yet 1n
Autumn the salt water Is from one to several months
.in getting as cold as the land. In the Spring, the salt
water is one or several months 'getting as warm as the
At the latitude of the raoutn bf the St Lawrence and
of Jacksonville, Fla., the temperatures ot the land and
salt water are always nearly equalised. The result is
that storms pastin from the West along the Oulf
coast, pass right along out to sea, as do also storms from
toe West passing along the Canadian border.
.New York has Winter, Spring, rail and Summer
only when the two walls of atmosphere equalize. . Win
ter sets in on the mainland from one to two months,
earlier than on Manhattan Island. The same may be
said of each of the other seasons. New York gets
whatever weather prevails on the ocean front When
the early snowstorm attempts to cross the North River,
which Is merely an arm of tfte sea, whatever precipita
tion 1 there is on the island is la-the form of rain. Toe
Weather Bureau, rhlch has predicted snow for New
York, explain its absence later with the old formula
that the sterna was deflected to the Gulf of St Law
rence. The tact is; as the bureau has yet to learn, the
snowstorm had to novo to sea, where the salt -water
was cold enough to assist Its passage. .-
- The Weather Bureau hasmo stations on the ocean, as
It has everywhere on land. It has never, taken Into
account the differencesof pressure at New York. In
consequence, the only times it has ever been able to .
1 predict New York weather with anything like accuracy
is. when the two walls of atmoephero 'become equalised
in temperature. j
. It has never established an observer at New York
permanently. It brines observers from the inland who
know nothing of oceanic conditions and who do not
remain long enough to learn and profit by them. It
'will never be able to predict New York weather until
It adopts a new; and radical departure of stationing
' there ' ip ea of distinguished attainments In science,
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Diagram Showing the land and Salt Water Walla ef. Opposing Atmosphere Whleh Have Such a Profound Influence on New york'a Weather,
who shall remain permanently and The differences of temperature oa such Oceanians
be allowed to do Independent pre- mr ran from JO to 30 degrees. One can in a twelve-
mu tour around rimw iora fa irom. quna com cnuai-
dieting solely for this Island.
Neither win predictions In Fbi'a
delphls, an inland town, do for At
lantic City, a coast town. There Is
V. stretch of coast line along our
front where the Oulf Stream bends
in close to shore, from Absecon Light
to Fire Island Light that the
Weather Bureau can never master
under its present system,
. E?Tyj within Greater New York
itself are found weather vagaries of
whioh the Weather Bureau has no
knowledge and does not take into
account Take a December north- -wester,
blowing at Seventy-ninth
street. Most often, if yon make a
itour, you wNI find the wind west at
St George, Staten Island! southwest
at .Tottenvllle, south at - Midland
Beach and very likely southeast at
Sandy -Hook. While the December
northwester la blowing at North'
River points. the coast at Coney
Island may have southerly winds. .
Some TREES ARE BRAVE and Others Are COWARDS
NOT all men ate" brave apd eager
to fight' for , existence. ,In
times past many human tribes
have retreated to deserts or to other
Inhospitable regions rather than fight
to hold better lands. And tha same
'rule,' It .nas Just, been discovered,
tiolds with forest trees. . Some trees
are so averse to competition'-that
they withdraw to tracts where no
00m petition can follow. . '
.' The stately white pine is one ot
these vegetable cowards.' This tree
was found in the original forests ot
" (America occupying sandy- tracts.
' rocky hills and uninviting situations.
In Its long struggle with competitors
' it ' toet the rich valleys and XertlU
hills:, and. retreated to ..situations
where pursuit and competition-would
?:e less vigorous. t r - 1
: . -1 6ome people suppose that the white
' pine occupies sand, swamp and rocks
because it likes those conditions best.
1 The -correctness of that opinion Is
doubtful, according to a writer dn the
Hardwood Record. Probably no tree
, "likes" poor soli, though some are
-seldom found elsewhere., -
Cypress is a vigorous tree, of
1 gigantic bulk and long life, but It
fled to the Southern swamps while
the white pine was taking refuge on
. aandy tracts and rocky ridges in the
North; and it fled from the same
enemy other trees which demapdHl
the best lands. . . t . . . , .
...The- mangrove-tree is one of the
betit-known instance of trees which
literally "go off the earth." It
grows in the" water along the shores
of southern Florida, and has dene it
for a -period so long that its seeds
have lost any land habits they ever
had, and are now adapted to water
planting only. . . - '
The Southern pines resist comietl
tlon feebly. The long-leaf pine, which
otlcks to the sandy land more closely
tban some of the others, is a poor
fighter for space. It Is the opinion of
some good botanists that if left to its
own resources, with no human help,
it could not bold its present ground
many hundred years. Grass would
choke the seedlings, and broad-leaf
trees would finally take poBsesalon.
pine ot the Eastorn States, which has
various names in different regions
from Massachusetts to Tennessee. It
can hold on fertile ground, but Is
crowded out by . other trees and re
treats to poor tracts, whither its pur
suers will not follow. It will grow'
where even white pine cannot nold
out taking possession ot sterile
ridges, where the soil la dry and thin. -
Forest fires do not often hurt it and
It is believed that before the white' It is safe, in its poverty.
mana coming it was the Indians
yearly Ore that -enabled the-long-leaf
pine to hold its . ground. , The fires'
burned the grass and. the broad-leaf
seedlings, but the pines managed to
survive the scorcUIngs sufficiently to
perpetuate themselves, though- the
s stands, were usually quite thin. '. ;
Another, cgwardtjr .tree, is tha pitch-
. A suit more noted Instance of a
cowardly tree Is ihe scrub-pine, also
called Jersey; pine, a small, puny
tree, of poor) form and . pitiful ap
ffearanee, a very Lazarus of ' tha
forest willing to subsist, on 'the
-cnmW that - fall from others
and farther South and.West It
creeps into open epacesaad Is the
companion ot sassafras and buckle
berry bushes, Old.' worn-out, sallied
fields appeal to this pine, becaate lit
tle else will grow there, and It is not
-obliged to fight for room.
As a rule, the' broad-leaf trees are
better fighters for ground than the
soft woods. Tha trees which bear
broad leaves that is, the hardwoods
have been the "principal means ot
driving the pines, eedjars and cy
presses to sand, rocks and swamps.
The hardwoods are handicapped,
however, by their inability to prosper
on (oor soli. They can crowd their
competitors off the fertile land, but
cannot follow with much rigor upon
tlons into quite warm ones. Even in midwinter, thera
is often 10 degrees of difference between tha west and
east ends of Seventy-ninUi street But for that mat
ter the Weather Bureau never takes New York tem
perature at alL It takes the temperature 400 feet
above the city, where no one lives.
New- Yorkers live on or near tha surface of tha 11-.
and, not far above It The temperature of the city Is
the temperature of Us aurfaoe, and there la not the
slightest scintilla, ot acleotrflq basts for recording as
Ita temperature the temperature of the air far above
It ' At all seasons of the year the temperature is much
lower at tha street level' of the Wool worth Building.
St Patrick's Cathedral and other lofty spired structures
than eleswhere oa tha island, because the spires draw
down to earth the lower temperature ot tha air far
auova the street '.' ,
A common inaccuracy ot the weather forecasts ts the
one which states that "the storm which formed Wednes
day on tha west Gulf coast will move northeasterly,
reaching New York some time Friday." No atom ever
formed on the west Gulf coast nor elsewhere within
the United States or Mexico. AU American storms aro
Drat noted in Siberia, Japan, thav Philippines, China or
elsewhere, although they may not have formed there,
x Tha point of origin of a storm hsa nevnr been de
termined, although astronomers can predict with ac
curacy tha caasa and sear date ot each storm, flood, tee
Jam, earthquake, eH, by the movements of sidereal
bodies and their posltloa wita relation to each other.
All wa knorw to that probably every atom mores en
tirely around tha world, and that tha weather of New
York to-day will be repeated tn Europe from ten days ,'
to two weska later. , England is struck by ersry storm
that passes ont of the Gulf of St Lawrence, besides the
whack e it gets from ita own North Bea. -
Theee world-circling storms move in certara parallels
ot lstitude, deflected to the northeast or southeast by
large bodies of water and by differences of temperature,
tha sun and its movements being the primal causa ot
an ot them. Thus we have north temperate sons
storms, equatorial storms end aouta temperate Bona
storms moving entirely around the world to- ebnnet
parallel lines, deflected, hero and there by differences
of temperature. - -. v. ....
.Astronomers know all these tbtnga and can baaa long
distance predictions on there. But aten astronomer
would not undertake to maka specific prediction a-for
New York on any such basts as tha Weather Bureau
uses. Hera are purely local influences oa which they,
can base only greater or lesser tides. , . .T
When the seasons have settled la New. York t
that is, when the ocean and Inland temperatures- heve
harmonlsed-i-any one can tell what New York weather
will be to-day by ascertaining what. It was tn Chicago
from twenty-four to thirty hours previously. , . ,
It Is only fat the deflecting storm and fair perloda that
the weather of the two cities varies. In the deflecting
periods, whan New York is in a distinct ocean wall of
atmosphere, the storm strikes Chicago and then goes
out to sea further, north ot us, where the ocean invites
rather than repels. ,. . r
Deflected storms are worthy ef far mora study than
they have ever received. .Thousands of nnpredicted rain
storms which lava deluged New York within the mem
ory ot man first crossed the Gulf of Mexico, turned around
to tha north, and then followed the Gulf Stream with
tremendous rapidity, bending in with It finally from 400
miles out at sea, to strike tha'Absecon-Ftre Island aeast
line. At the aama time tea miles Inland the sua was
E CAREFUL flow : You DRINK : MILS'
'ILK. la sometimes referred -to
as the "ideal food." but the
newest discoveries of science
show that any suob description seri
ously exceeds tha truth,. , Even lor
nary sense ef that word. It la both
1 a food and beverage la Itself and -
should not be nsed merely as an aid
to tha digestion ot eolid food or to'
- euennh thirst ' !
Other reaauts why too much milk
ants, that It Is too poor in Iron and
that It Is too insipid. ,
i Milk forms an invaluable eompo--nent
part of a general diet but mora
should sot be expected of it : Its
special - functions are . tha ,- enrich-
tables. It grewe - In ' New Jersey,
Maryland.. Virginia,: West , Virginia , ateril a soil.
Tne oaas may oe ciassea
SSIALL POTATOES Will
"THOUSANDS ot chimneys, both large and small, frequently smoke and
I prove a great annoyance. Quite a number of remedies have been
advocated, but few of thesa krejiuccessful.
: The greatest hindrance to a chimney drawing salt should Is the ac
cumulations of soot which cling to tha Interior of chimneys aad flues, and
clog up stovepipes. V ' . - '
, Many fires have been caused by, the burning out of the soot which
accumulates, and. 'disagreeable odors and an unhealthy atmosphere are
frequently produced tn houses where soot Is burning in chimneys.
All this danger aud unpleasantness may be avoided by the use of small
potatoes, which are as a rule almost -worthless for any other purpose. ' -If
burned a few at a time' every day, or, two, these will prevent soot col
lecting in the flues. . . , '
' Even the potato peelings, which are usually cast Into the garbsge can
be burned In a stove or, furnace, and will help keep the pipes and flues
free from the usual accumulations of aoot Try this plan it you want to
enjoy better tealth and protect your property from sra, , .
strongest of all trees that Is, They
.can hold their own ia more kinds of
soil than most others, But there le
great difference In ithls respect
among the fifty-odd kinds of oaks in
this country. 1, The willow-oak and
the water-oak, for example, can fol
low the cypress to the very edge of
the swamp in which it takes refuge
from their purauit but they cannot
, follow the white pine, pitch-pine and
Table Mountain pine very high i
the hills. The chestnut-oak, on ,l,o
other hand, can grow on ridges uK-Jt
as barren as those where the pitch,
pine makes its last stand.
, It Is believed, that the first trees
on ' earth were the softwoods or
needle-leaf species. - They had full
possession once. ( When the broad
leaf trees appeared, in the course ot
agree, tbey had to fight for every Sere
they got. Up to the present time
they have succeeded in taking most
of the fertile land, but the softwoods
are yet able to hold the poor placea,
Infants milk Is seldom, a safe food is undesirable tor adults over a long 1 ment ot a diet otherwise soor in fat
unless modified, and for adnlta It Pod are that it is too rich ia fat and protein, and the .rearing of ba
ahould always ha used with, mora ot s,r,portlon t0 ner cBtttu. Dlea. In these It remain unassalled.
I less caution. I yt ' '
S An Intermedials position, between-
drink aad a eolid food la what milk
occupies. It la too nutritious for a
beverage and too dilute to replace
solid nourishment altogether.' ;
Many persons, falling to under
stand tha true nature of milk, try to
drlnki.lt in great draughts as It it.
were water, and are surprised to find
that It disagrees with them so much
that they often have to give U ua at-,
Nature intended that milk should
.be sipped, and when taken in this
way it will seldom cause Indigestion.
But when consumed like water it is
very liable to take the form ot large,
troublesome clots as soon as it
reaches the stomach on account ot
the stomach's normal acidity. '
However you drink it you can
make milk easier to digest by dilut
ing It with a little- carbonated or
plain water. , ,
Being already charged with sol id
matters to the extent of one In seven
or one in eight, milk should never be
' made to serve as a drink In ihe ordl
BLOWING UP Your SKIN Like a FOOTBALL with OXYGEN
P I f HE administration of oxygen
I ut only means of keeping a
alive when la the critical stages ot
pneumonia and other diseases and when sud
den collapse occurs during a surgical opera
tion, .But the difficulty has always been that
frequently when oxygen Is most needed the
patient' breathing is so weak that it la Im
possible to give It through the mouth or nose.
Now this difficulty is overcome by the dis-'
covery that oxygen can be given successfully
by Injecting It under tbe skin. It Is pumped
into the patient's body ust as jrou would
pump air Into an automobile tire, and it puffs
the skin out at the point where it enters in a
lump half the size of a football. . .
A cylinder containing compressed oxygen Is
connected by rubber tubing with a hollow
aterlllaed needle such as Is used for Injecting ,
antitoxin. Tbe skin la painted with iodine at
any desired spot, usually, the upper part of ti ' . scop,' loud, crackles may bo. beat for a
cheat but any part where the akin i lax win couple of days. ' ' '
In a Montreal hospital thirty-three patient
suffering from different diseases ware re
cently treated In this way.
00 equally weji. . ?.,.:" I
' The needle Is placed under alcohol or
sterile water, so that the rate of flow on reg-'
ulstlng the valve of the cylinder may be ob
served. ., A rate Just short of a continuous
stream of bubbles answers best although the
rate does not appear to be of -much Impor
tance. . , ,v. vr- -I
The heedle is then pushed through-the ekln,
and according to ltj depth the oxygen will be -seen
infiltrating In all .directions, gradually -causing
a lump to rise. The usual procedure
Is to raise a lamp about half the sise of a
football In halt to one minute.-. If tbe needle
. be withdrawn , and the opening stopped with
" a. piece of adhesive plaster absorption usually
. occurs quickly and tbe mass disappeara
' few minute, although for several hours
fingers ru detect crepitation. ,Wlth a steth-.
A striking result was obtained in the case
ot a man ho appeared to be dying three
hours after serious operation. His lung
wer ia very bad shape with the respiration
60 and shallow. He was given tour large in
jections of oxygen during three hours. Al
though no change was noticed for a consid
erable time in the respiratory rate, he became
mere comfortable from the moment the ga
was Injected, and he recovered.
Eleven esses of pneumonia were treated,
but the results wer disappointing. Th res
piratory rata never tell mor than 0 per mln- ,
ut and often remained unchanged, and except
for a alight Increase In tbe patient' comfort
the treatment did no good. This 1 believed
to be due to the fact that ta pneumonia the
oxygen-combining power' of the - blood is
greatly lessened. -
Dr. John McCrae, a Montreal physician,
believe that th Injection of oxygen will be
' the means ot saving many live on th oper
ating table, because It can be done by a nurse
while tha surgeon are busy with other restor
SCIENCE; NOW MOWS-r
.Wounds Tlay Make You See Gresn. ' V ;
IT kaa long been suspected that a sever shock to th brain "might alter
th discriminatory apparatus so that Impulses caused by certain color
ray would have a preponderating Influence and a person would be able
to distinguish only that on color.; This has Just been proved by th rase
of a soldier wounded In the fighting around 8olssona A bullet passed clear
through his head without hilling or even stunning him, and since then he
ees everything green and ia unabl to distinguish any other color.
How TJgly races Can Be Cured. '
fTlW discovery that eanaaa in tbe adut's face depend chiefly on Uera
tlons in th amount of fat below the skin ha led to a sew way of
correcting ugjy facial defects. Fat transplanted from other part of th
ibody, Is used to fill In unsightly depressions due to the removal of tumors
or the resections of soa-s, Ja the same way deformities,- such a reced
ing ohln and Irregular J v bones, can be corrected. ...
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' A-New Paradise for Sportsmen. ; ;
THE Forest Service ot the Department ot AgrfcuHur say th little?
known TJlnta Mountains ot Utah, Included within th Wasatch, Uinta,
and Ashley nrtlonal forests, should become favorite recreation region
because of the many small lakes wlthla depressions socoped out by glacl&l
.drifts., Seventy such lakes can be counted from Re Id's Peek, and one par
Ucular township, thirty-six miles square, contains mora thta a hundred.
How Many Tires' .We Use. v
fN round numbers there are now 1,600,000 automobile lath' conn try,
- and not on of them can possibly get along with less than tour tires
a year. Th most conservatlv estimate must place the number per"fsr at 1
six ttres year. This would be v.COO.OQO tires.' Ia addition there are ached
sld for manufacture during 1919 not less than I0O.OCO sew car, which
mast be fitted with at least 2.400,000 new tires, making a total ot at least
'13,000,000 tires: In reality th number Is much greater, even though
,mlIl!onor more tires ar "re-treaded," fitted with "covers." etc Taxicabs
and some of the high-powered converted racing cars could not possibly
get along with less than twenty tires a year. The money spent for tires
In 1114 In the United State alone probably exceeded 1200,000,000.
How DOCTORS Used to Try io FRIGHTEN ; AWAY DISEASE
rT must.tajio a lot ot food to keep (hetn-
allve," Is a remark you often hear
made about fat men or women.' .The.
truth of the matter Is; .however, that of two
persons of the same weight, th oh who
Is thia requires considerably more food than
th on who is fat- ' - .
pe'ene tells ns that th amount of food
required Is proportional to the amount : of
nergy lost. ..The latter, in. turn, is de
pendent not simply upon the total ; weight i
of the body, but upon the net quantity of
active cell protoplasm and upon the relation
ship between the body's surface area and H
weight . "
1 The chief reason why a thin person re
quires more food then a fat one of the same
weight la that fat being suetabollcally in.
active, does no work It is nature's supply
of fuel for future use.
Another reason ia the fact that the thin
person has more surface area from which
heat is continually radiating. The stouter
a peraoa gets the mora nearly he approaches
the form of a sphere, and, therefore, the less
his surface area.
There s, you re, from on point ot view,
6 considerable advantage, to bavin your
bones wel rounded out twltb flesh. The
body that is reasonably plump is m-h'more
economical of the heat which la supplied by
the' food eaten. . , t... .'.
' The- average human body has two and
one-half times the area ot a -Sphere of the
dame specific gravity and weight A man
weighing two hundred pounds, but of the'
rtame degree of plumpness s one weighing
only one hundred ponnds, will require lets
Than twice as much food as the thinner in
dividual The reason is that although the
surface ot his -body Is greater it U not
twice as great, for the ratio of surface to
weight Is less than la the cast or the
smaller person: . . , v - :.
' For the aama .reasons a woman usually
requires chly from tour-niiha tt inae-tenths
as fl.;ch t.oi as a man ot the same weights
The more graceful contour ot a womaus
figure as compared with the angularity ot a
'maa'r tcdy are accoa; panted in general by
'a largoi proportion ot fit aud a relatively
smaller surface area, Uoth of these dif
ferences entail leas enorsy consumption
and maka less food necessuy.
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Costurr of a French Physician ii
the Early Elohteenth Csntury A
j Curious Combinatien of Foolish
- Supsrstltloo and Scientlfl Truth.
Among all races, at some Urn or other, the belief pre-
vauea mat ninets was cne result or evil spirits, and
that a cure could be effected by frightening tbem away
E Idea that
h e s tnnt
In your , poofcet
will cure rheum
atism or that the
wearing of a red
spring on th fin
ger will atop nose
tlted and many
other foolish be-1
ilefs which' still
persist "are part
of our heritage
from -th day
when what Is now
the science -' ot
. only a curious
mass ot super
mankind had little
or no accurate
' knowledge ot the
. nature of disease
and ' us causes.
The plague, which often caused a many as 10,000 '
death a day la a single city, wa thought to be always
foreshadowed by some heavenly portent For example.
Just before Its appearance In London in 186(5, an angel )
with a drawn sword wa said to have been seen hover
ing over the city. .
As to the cause of the plague, no theory was too
absurd for belief. It was the work ot malignant demons;
It waa sent from heaven in punishment for sin; it was '
the result ot evil magic exercised by man oa man; It
was engendered la the clouds: it was caused by earth
quakes which liberal the poisons from the earth; , by
dust which irritates the skin; by Impure air, or un
suitable food. Of ail the speculations, th most mis
chievous because productive ot such hideous cruelty
was the surmise that It waa caused by water which hadA
beea. poisoned by mea of other races or religions.
Borne held that the plague could be cured by prayer
ana namaa saonaces. other recommended the' kin
dling of huge bo&nres -la the streets. While still others
advised eating and drinking to excess.
A good example of the long struggle which science
had to make to overthrow superstition Is shown ia the
curious costume worn by French physician la tho
early eighteenth century when treating sufferers from
The garb represents sound scientific knowledge In
the protection it gives- tbe body against Infection and
Is quite lmt!ar in this respect to that worn by physicians
.in plague stricken districts to-day. - - , -
. But the big staring glass eves and tbe huge ariidolsl
nose which served no useful purposewere urvtrais ft
the idea that disease was caused br evil spirit wbU-a
could be frightened away If the physician's appearaee
wa sufficiently terrifying.
How CACTI Help KEEP. YOU WELL
GACTI are found in great abundance throughout the
- high and somewhat desert lands ot the .South
,'. west and throughout a vast section ot Mexico,
where rain 1 very scare. . -
K la an acknowledged fact that in upper chambers, or
near the ceilings of our homes, where the air Is dryest
is the best place to secure good results in growing
cacti in the home. Many or tho different cacti blooms
do much better In a hot. dry atmosphere.
Thee plants kept In such places wul do much toward
Coayright Jli, by the Btar Comneay." 'Greet BrIUia IUht Reserved.
removing impurities In the atmosphere w breath, as
they take in trreat quantities of them. -
Some attempt to hold out the idea, that house plants
rqb the atmosphere in the house of what human It r
needs. An over supply might do this ia very smalll
close quarters, but a large, healthy cactu wU pu:U)
um ir in muy room, . i
- Men who work constantly 1a large conservatories1
usually enjoy good health, ualeae it be a few who arc
anuciea wiin rneumatism, which is oftta due to caret
lessness n expovleg themselves to dampnecs.
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