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1 Tsg - CUV ELLIOTT MITCHELL,
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Id these days ol so much talk about
pure foods, and with the protective
legislation by Congress on the subject,
the bulletin of the Bureau of Chem
istry, Department of Agriculture, on
"Some Forms of Food Adulterations
and Simple Methods for Their Detec
tion" is very timely.
Since the middle of the last century
the subject of food adulteration has
attracted a constantly increasing
amount of attention. In this country,
however, very little was done in this
line until about 18S0. In 1881 the
Division of Chemistry began the study
of food adulteration, and since then
has given a great deal of time to the
subject. Since 1898 the origin and
place of manufacture of the foods
Btudied by the Bureau have been care
fully noted and special attention also
given to imported foods.
In 1883 the first practicable food
Inspection law in the United States was
factureri that the addition of a pre
servative to food does not properly
constitute adulteration because the pre
servatives added are or greater com
mercial value than the foods them'
selves. Such a claim, however, seems
to De not! ing but a play upon words.
For Instance, benzoate of soda has a
greater commercial value, weight for
weight, than tomatoes, and the claim
has been made that for that reason
its addition to tomatoes actually in
creases the expense of the preparation
of tomato catsup. As a matter of fact,
however, it permits the tomato pulp
to be prepared in large quantities and
preserved In barrels in a much less ex
pensive way than can be done without
its use. It is evident, therefore, that
even though the preservative employed
is more expensive than the substance
to which it is added, the addition is
really made for the purpose of cheap
ening the product. It is not for this
A WINNING PAIR OP BROWN CHINESE GEESE.
FIRST PRIZE TOCLOUSE GOOSE, Fort Wayne. Ind., Dec., 1003.
GROUP OF BROWN CHINESE GEESE at St. Louis Exposition.
enacted in Massachusetts. Since that
time other States have enacted and
enforced food laws, until at the pres
ent time twenty-five States are seri
ously attempting to regulate the char-
reason that such a substance is prop
erly called an adulterant, however, but
because it is an added foreign sub
stance and is neither a food nor a con
diment. These definitions cannot be
acter and quality of the foods sold in emphasized too strongly. Adulterated
their markets. In three additional
States laws relating to the purity of
dairy products are enforced, and in
several others a beginning has been
Tood Regulation Abroad.
Food legislation has received much
atiention abroad and the more ad
variwi foreign countries have effective
joi laws and enforce them rigidly,
xue subject of the purity of foods Is
i.iore widely studied in the United
Spates now than at any previous time.
'. .".e people as a whole are better ln
1 -rmed on the subject than ever before,
;r..l there is a constantly increasing
i 'mand for definite information. In
i sponse to a very large number of
3 .lquines regarding the matter the bul
1 tin of the Bureau of Chemistry has
1 3en prepared as a popular statement
regarding the nature and extent of
food adulteration, and includes simple
tests by which the housekeeper or re
tail dealer may determine some of
the more prevalent forms of adultera
The demand for information on this
subject Is now very general, and, as
Is often the case when public interest
ii deeply aroused, there is an unfor
tunate tendency toward exaggeration
which trequentiy amounts to sensa
tionalism. Such an attitude is of
ourae to be deplored, and unlesV It Is
checked must sooner or later react
unfavorably. It la not unusual to
speak of some of our typical foods as
poisoned, and of the manufacturers as
poisoners. Such characterizations are
Jrequently exaggerations to the point
of untruth. Deleterious substances
nre in many tases added to foods. At
the same time the word "poison" has a
very strong and distinct significance
find should not be applied to any one
cf the substances ordinarily added to
foods, except In the sense that they are
harmful. The word "poisoner" signi
fies a person who Intentionally and de
liberately administers an article in
tended to result fatally, or at least
reery disastrously to health.
The Juggling of Words.
During recent years there has been
a tendency to confuse the minds of
many by an Incorrect use of certain
-words frequently used In the discussion
of foods. It is the policy of some man
ufacturers to limit the word "adulter
ated" to foods to which have been
added substances of lower value than
the foods themselves with the Inten
tion of Increasing the weight or vol
ume. This limitation Is certainly not
justified by the English language nor
by the facts, and such a restriction of
the term is entirely unwarranted. The
word "adulterated" properly describes
a food to which any noncondlmental
foreign substance, not properly con
stituting a portion of the food, has
been added. The fact that the added
L substance may be at times of a greater
commercial value than the food Itself
faas no bearing on the question. Con
versely, the word "pure" Is properly
applicable to foods that are unmixed
with any foreign substance. It may
be wholesome or unwholesome, but
this property la not Indicated by the
word "pure" or "adulterated." This
definition Is not, of course, complete.
v The claim is made by some manu-
foorts are not necessarily unwholesome
The bulletin published by the De
partment gives in detail the various
kinds of adulterants and additions to
IFafer-Fotrl in Sew England.
Broiler ducks are grown by the thou
sands In several localities of Pennsyl
vania, New Jersey and Long Island, as
wen as elsewhere, the greatest num
ber, however, coming trom the first
named sections. One farm alone dur
Ing the year just passed marketed 37,-
000 broiler ducks from Its plant But
New England is the home or breeding
grounds of the best quality of market
geese sold in this country. The most
careful, the most determined and the
most successful breeders and handlers
of high Quality market geese are scat
tered from Rhode Island to the end of
The old-time common or gray goose
has been largely displaced by the state
ly Embden, Toulouse, African and
China species. The Embden and the
TouIoubs are the result of a union of
the efforts of the French and the Eng
lish. The African, the Hong Kong and
the China geese came, perhaps, from
the Asiatic countries.
Recently, at the Boston Poultry
Show, was exhibited the finest lot of
geese that have been shown in this
country for all time. One pair of
Embden (pure white geese) reached the
enormous weight of 58 pounds and the
Toulouse (gray market geese) almost
equaled them in size. Next to these in
quality is the African, so much valued
for the rearing of what are known as
the mongrel geese.
The white Embden, said to have
originated from the visit of a swan to
some of the commoner flock of a town
of thesame name on the Continent, have
been carefully bred and selected until
they are very large, handsome white
geese, which seem to be valued first
as a true-bred variety for the producing
of feathers and market poultry. The
Toulouse that came from France are
fully their equal in every way, except
that the feathers are gray or mixed
with gray instead of pure white.
What Is known as ihe wild or Can
ada goose, mated with an African, pro
duces the mongrel goose,- so highly
valued in the Eastern markets from
Thanksgiving through Christmas times.
When the Canada gander and the Afri
can goose become properly mated they
will be constant one to the other to the
end of their existence, growing each
year one or two broods of mongrel
geese that are ready for market during
Thanksgiving and Christmas times and
dress to a weight at this age heavier
than either of the parent pair. The
quality of the meat is excellent, the
price obtained ranging from $2.75 to
$4 each, according to the season and
the quality and finish of the Individual
These, with theTEmbden, the" Tou
louse and the China geese furnish the
high-priced geese for the winter mar
kets. No one of these of the better
qualities is ever sold for less than 28 to
30 cents per pound, and there Is a ready
sale for all of them offered at these
prices. In addition to these, thousands
of geese are gathered from as far north
as Nova Scotia, down through all the
States of the Western part of the coun-
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the ordinary beverages and foods used
in ordinary consumption, and also
simple means of detecting the presence
of the foreign matter contained In
them. The pamphlet should occupy a
prominent place In every household
library, and can be obtained upon ap
plication to the Division of Publica
tions, Department of Agriculture.
Feeds Fowls Automatically.
A farmer In Oregon, who owns a
small poultry farm, has devised a novel
method of feeding h's chickens during
this absence. In each yard he has
erected troughs to hold food for the
hens, and these are connected by wire
with an alarm clock In the farmhouse.
When the owner leaves home in the
morning he sets the alarm clock at
the hour of feeding the chickens, and
by an Ingenious arrangement, when
the time arrives, the alarm goes off,
the connecting wire releases the
troughs, and the foodls spread before
the hungry fowls.
The area of the new stats of Okla
homa will be over 70,000 square miles.
try, Into New England, where large
fattening yards are conducted. These
yards are large plants with lots, some
thing like the stock yards of the large
cities, only smaller In size. . The geest
are placed In the enclosures and fed
for heavyweight and fine finish to be
dressed for market As many as 10,
000 geese are gathered at one or two
points in Massachusetts, aqd fed In
this way for the winter markets. It
takes several weeks to properly finish
them and new supplies are constantly
coming In to replace those that are
sold off. The profitable demand for
geese of this kind extends over a period
or from nine' to twelve weeks, begin
nlng Just before Thanksgiving and end'
Ing in January.
No attempt has yet been made In
this country for the excessive fattening
of geese, such as is earned on In Ger
many, those so fattened with us being
only prepared to a nnish for roasting
nor has fattening or feeding for the
excessive size of the livers ever gained
any consideration here. The major
per cent of all the geese brought Into
the markets for general consumption
are sold, and the demand for them
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To every thousand population in
this country there are just 2 dozen
people troubled with bunions. The
torture they suffer is unnecessary, for
there is a device that is absolutely
guaranteed to remove the pain the
moment it is applied. This device is
available to try tor the mere asking.
We can afford to, make this offer
because we did it successfully last
year in 122,000 cases v
and we lost less than
1 per cent of all the
goods we shipped
through our mail-order
department 84 per
cent of all bunion suf
ferers are troubled on
If no djaler in your city has our goods in
stock, we send, Free on ten days
The Trial one nscner Bunion
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ttrce to try for ten dirt, tf Mt- '
tutor. I will resit 50c 1 piraent That CnuS the tnulS
for lame, if not I agree to return the
protector mm. aCtlOlT. But if
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you desire to keep the protector you will remit
to us 50 cents for the one you have and 50
cents for one for the other foot if you need it,
if you are one of the 84 per cent
' The Fischer self-adjusting Bunion Protec
tor is a neat soft leather device, so pliable that
it conforms to the shape of the foot from the instant it
is applied and yet ip firm that it prevents pressure upon
the sore spot '
It is worn over the stocking, fills out the hollow
- . places in the foot and acts as a
' bridging. In this way the shoe
is absolutely prevented from
coming in-contact with the sore
spot The swelling is removed,
it strengthens the shank, gives
the foot a natural form and
Retains the Perfect Shape and Correct Lines
Off the Shoe. A larger shoe in not required than
sary to wear for comfort.
An absolutely proper fit can be obtained by the
use of the protector.. Remember we absolutely guar
antee that the protector will hold the large toe joint in
its natural position, will prevent all friction, irritation
or pressure from the bunion, will form s firm wall all
around the bunion and will give instant relief and last
ing comfort It is srlf adjusting, will always hold it
Elace and requires no buckling or strapping. All you
ive to do is to put it on and forget it's there. Any
shoe dealer or druggist can obtain the Fischer Bunion
Protector for you. If his jobber does not handle it.
show him this advertisement and tell him to write to us
direct. If he will not obtain the protector on trial for
you, write us telling us the foot on which you wish to
give the protector a trial and the size shoe you wear
and we will send the protector immediately. Inquire
of your dealer today or write to us.
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BEAUTIFUL WOMEN! YOUR FOR SI AND FIO
URE MADE PERFECT.
t try the rTreetdtti tseuey tjecrel on earth free to ell wanea. I will thAsryoa e way,
H la vsry eimple. My prfectd. oeMrel method of Irsetwsm till actually eud jwrm wisoily
develop end enlersje the bust from ft so ft iachs end gin thel twellinf end raurMed, tiros
proportion of Nature that queenly toeriiis; ao ettreetiT to ell. Tntn cheeks, Dmk end
ems made plump end beeutif ul. Crow e feet, wrinkle from around the eyes and mouth ere
Ctentllteally removed. Do not despair on account of ate. Beauty of form, nVxiMlity and
clearness of the akin, free from wrinkle, and Imbues of youth alwaya follow Ibe use of
eay perfected, natural treatment.
Whatever fom may leek in the way of perfect form of furore, Nature will jrenerooslv
npplv for von if you use my treatment, ae it litorously and positlvelv atimuletee the deel
opine terete of Mature end snakes plump end beeutif ul the flat end eunkca plaose end
ereetee the moat faactnetliiff end beautiful curvee. My scientific enrthod must n be con
fused with tamany quack dnnjeend remedies, or creams, becsvoe It hat ft purely scientific)
haaia In strict sktcordence with phystotoetcal end analocotcaU principle. It eesures fair,
fresh skin, roar cheeks, beeotifol shoulders, sm Ideal nsmre, even In th most bopsUss eases.
I absolutely ftkarenlee saUsfactkaa. Mf new book contaJninf "bftore and after" tlltistre
Hons, end Infonnetiun how to develrn voottelf at home will he ernt tree and prcpeid.
rldr- confidentially. lperttueni ft. TUK DtLsUkL AbSOCUTluN, Delnuw Building, M
Cast W St., New York City,
ceases by the middle of January. Fol
lowing this, comes the sale of th6l
capons and the virgin cockerels. 80
cignly prized In New England.
The scientific part of the handling of
geese Is growing them to a condition
TAIR OF GRAY AFRICAN GEESE.
where the feathers are Just right to be
plucked from the carcass without hav
ing the bad appearance that of neces
sity must be present if there Is a large
amount of down or short feathers
showing. Geeee, to be properly mar
keted at their best, should be plucked
at the right time, then fed and cared
lor bo as to be ready for killing Just as
the new growth of plumage is full and
complete and ready to be stripped clean
and clear from the body at killing
time. This is the scientific part, next
to the experience In the handling, feed
ing and caring for, which bring such
large numbers to the finest finish and
most desirable condition for selling in
It Is a sight one would never forget
to see eight or ten thousand of these
geese confined in lots or runways being
fed and cared for by attendants to
bring them to that perfection of mar
ket poultry not usually eeen outside of
New England and New York City.
T. F. ucGrew.
Selling Chicks a Day Old.
The hatching of chicks in quantities
and then selling them direct to poultry
breeders and fanciers is a business that
is developing all over the country,
largely doing away with the bother of
sitting hens and the detail and atten
tion entailed by operating an Incu
bator. The plan is simplicity Itself.
Experienced Incubator operators put in
substantial hatching plants solely for
the production and immediate disposi
tion of chicks direct to poultry people,
Dotn amateur and professional. For
the most.part the new method possesses
some range m its application. It has
been found that day-old chicks will
bear shipment to a considerable dis
tance, and that a car ride of from ten
to fifteen and twenty hours Is not con
sidered extra hazardous. Prices for
day-old chicks are a matter of barter
between seller and buyer, something
depending on the breeds and strains,
but usually ranging S1.60 and up per
There are several establishments In
this country which make this an ex
clusive business, and enjoy a hatching
capacity of from 1,000 to 6.000 eggs at
time, ah report a neaitny demand
for their living product at remunera
Why Land is a Good Investment.
The statistician of the Department of
Agriculture of the United States esti
mates that In 1931 the population of
this country will be 130,000,000, and the
census bureau agrees that this Is a con
servative estimate. To supply the re
quirements of this number of people
will necessitate the production of 700,.
000,000 bushels of wheat. 1.250.000.000
bushels of oats, 345,000,000 bushels of
corn, 100,000.000 tons of hay: and cot
ton, tobacco and fruits and vegetables
In proportion. To produce this im.
mensely Increased Quantity of food and
kindred products will necessitate the
bringing under cultivation of an addi
tional 150,000,000 acres of land, and It
Is estimated that we have only 108,
000,000 acres available for cultivation.
Of course these estimates do not take
Into account the efforts of Secretary
Wilson, of the Department of Agricul
ture, whereby every acre will event
ually produce double Its present crop.
Nevertheless these statistics present
matters for serious reflection, and
should bring It home to everv thought
ful man that good agricultural land to
day offers the beet and safest invest
ment on earth and that there can be no
better object In life than a determine
tlon on the part of everv citizen to
acquire at least enough of Mother
Earth to ensure him a living for him
self and his family through his own
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The Biggest Spider.
Madagascar is the home of the dog
spider, the biggest of the spider
species, and much larger than the
tarantula. The body of the dog spider
weighs nearly a pound, and each of Its
eight legs Is about Is long and thick
as an ordinary lead pencil.
In maa and amvml hoadrod taoind famra oay
thattbrarttao boat larataxnt thar mr Mad.
TImtOI mt jroa aaor aaoner, mora work, giv baa.
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Ask yourself the question t "Is Life Worth Living?"
. And the answer will be t " It depends on your health."
" . Then why not have good health t If you are sick It is
because some simple, natural law of health has been violated.
Nature ia a Stern" and Inexorable Jndge, and
Grants Pardons When Her Laws are Broken
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