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Can only be done by Food which contains Phosphate of Potash and Albumen.
That is nature's way and the only way.
Note the users of Grape-Nuts. They are brainy, nervy, clever people. Keen brains make money, fame and success.
Brains must be fed.
A MAKER OF History. By E. Phillips Op- admits that no single volume can cover all penheim.
that should be urged in support of the An absorbingly interesting mystery story theories of his cult, but makes a fair written in Mr. Oppenheim's usual fascinat presentation of their leading features, for ing style. The reader is carried through a popular reading. He defends the term maze of incident, plot and counterplot “metaphysical healing,” and accuses mental which claim his unwavering attention. A "error" as the great cause of disease, and young Englishman—a boy really—while mental poise and vigor as its cure. Many travelling on the continent, unknown to striking cases of successful treatment are them, witnesses a meeting between the related, and the book is worth reading, Czar of Russia and the Emperor of Ger- not only by the adherents of the various many and becomes the possessor of a cults based upon its general theory, but loose sheet of a treaty between the two by all who wish information on one of the countries, relative to an attack upon Eng- most interesting of modern topics. (The land. He is followed to Paris by German Metaphysical Publishing Co., New York. spies, but there at the Café Montmartre, $1.50 net.) gives away his secret to people who are closely allied with the secret service police of France, who kidnap him and by a trick
The KENTUCKIAN. By James Ball Naylor. induce him to remain hidden. The French
This is a homely tale of southern Ohio, diplomats make use of his information and
just before the war, where in a rural comthe German spies look for him in vain.
munity there were lawless horse thieves His sister, who goes to Paris to meet him,
and shrewd but uncultured, honest citizens. is also spirited away. Meanwhile friends
Religion was represented by the circuit at home take up the search for the missing
rider with his harsh and vociferous preachyoung people and therein lies the story into
ing, and farm life, the district school and which is worked a pleasing bit of romance.
life in the woods were the setting of a (Little, Brown & Co. $1.50.).
romance in which the young school master from Kentucky was the hero. The story
is interesting and natural, and gives a BABY BULLET. By Lloyd Osbourne.
vivid picture of a period now almost forIt was inevitable that somebody should gotten. (C. M. Clark Publishing Comwrite an automobile story, and it is well
nobile story, and it is well pany, Boston. $1.50.) that Mr. Osbourne has done it. He knows his auto, all its possibilities, vagaries and malignant eccentricities, and he has made
WITH THE AUTHORS them the basis of a double love story. Few writers can boast so many books to Motorists will enjoy its technical treat- their credit as a certain author of Portment of the mechanism, and the almost land. Maine. well known to juvenile readers human perversity with which the two ma- ' as “James Otis." Mr. Kaler-his full name chines made and marred the rapidly
is James Otis Kaler--went into newspaper moving episodes of the story, for the
work at the age of fourteen, and later course of true love ran smooth, even if
strayed into politics. It was during a lull there was no end of annoyance from the
in a political campaign that, having a few freakishness of the vehicles. The scene is
idle days on his hands, he wrote his famous in rural England, and every page of the
story for boys, “Toby Tyler, or Ten Weeks story has its own interesting bit of local
with a Circus," which was first published color as a background of queer but well
serially in "Harper's Young People," and contrived adventure. And the reader who
has now become a classic. The great sucis not a motorist will enjoy the book.
cess of this story led Mr. Kaler to give up Whether it will seduce him into the craze
his newspaper work, and since 1880 he has for a machine or not will be a matter of
devoted all his time to writing for young temperament. (D. Appleton & Co., New
people. He has now 104 books on the marYork.)
ket, "which would seem to be all that an
indulgent public could swallow," he reMENTAL HEALING. By Leander Edmund cently observed, "although the publishers Whipple.
and little boys appear to have a different This volume first appeared in 1893, and idea on the subject." Mr. Kaler receives this fifth edition is an indication of the in- many letters from his youthful readers; it creasing interest in its subject. The author is seldom that the week's end finds him maintains that health is the birthright of with less than thirty to be answered, but he mankind, and that mental action is in large makes it a rule to reply to every one, and measure its defender and promoter. He somehow finds time in which to do it.
Greater Industries of America
Some Observations on Pure Coffee ; Its Culture, Treatment and
Preparation for Use.
mies have been persons with no stomach Ask any man of the latter class, who has for anything stronger than water gruel. been a life-long, inveterate coffee drinker, Whoever tells you that coffce is harmful- to what he most attributes his capacity for that is, true coffee, is foolish, or else he is hard work in his later years and I daresay one of those wholesale dealers in misfor- he will tell you his coffee. Ask some tunes, one of those trade undertakers who · hardy old grandfather of eighty, hale. mark you for early burial because you do robust and of ruddy countenance how he not eschew the real article for substitutes accounts for his vigor and buoyancy, ten of his decoction.
to one he will say coffee. We know, as a
matter of fact, that it was used for a long time as a medicine before it became the common drink of the people.
The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table found a virile influence in the seductive aroma and bracing flavor of his cup of coffee. His thoughts—those memorable cascades of philosophy-Aowed with more ardor and glow and spirit when his coffee was served. Dickens never wrote a line until he had taken his breakfast of coffee and toast. It stimulated him for his day's work, and the bodily effect was strengthening—never debilitating. It has for many years been advocated by those having the elevation of the laboring classes of Europe at heart as a substitute for the dangerous and transient stimulation of beer and spirits. Wherever this substitution has been successful the element of work capability has increased more than a hundred per cent.
Coffee had a freakish start in commerce. It began as a fad of an English merchant named Edwards, in 1551. He brought a quantity of beans home from Smyrna for his private use. Nobody had the least idea what it was until he invited some of his friends and neighbors to taste the new beverage and then his house was so overrun with visitors asking for it, that he put
a servant into a coffee house business and told them all to go to that place and buy it. From this little beginning the habit of coffee drinking spread rapidly. In a short time it became general throughout the world, and around the little aromatic berry there evolved, as the years rolled into centuries, an enormous industry of the soil with tremendous ramifications in the curing, shipping, preparing for market and dispersing into the myriad avenues of the world's traffic and consumption. What a stunning thing it is, when you think of it, this infinite, incalculable growth of commerce from a simple coffee bean. The English merchant of the sixteenth century, by an accidental discovery, gave the people of the whole world their stan 'ard beverage for all time.
The leading kinds of coffee distinguished from one another in commerce are Mocha, which comes from Arabia and is a small greenish-gray bean; Java or East Indian, a large yellow bean; Jamaica, a small greenish bean; Surinam, a very large grey bean, and Bourbon, a pale yellow bean. As equal care is not given to the cultivation and treatment of coffee in all places where it is grown, there are great differences in the quality and price. A good deal very naturally depends on
climate and culture and very much, also, on freeing the beans of impurities and curing them.
The great demand for coffee has led to the employment of a number of substitutes, of which chicory root is the best known; dandelion root, carrot, cereals, sweet potatoes and other substances are also employed. These things are wholesome enough, maybe, but all substitutes lack the most important constituent of true coffee -caffeine, and are therefore very different from it in their real qualities. The percentage of nutritive material in cereal or vegetable coffee imitations is not above two per cent. There is probably nothing in these imitations but disappointment and dyspepsia.
The coffee beans must be roasted exactly right or they lose between twenty and thirty-five per cent, in quality, which is the real reason why some of the coffees in common use are so unsatisfactory. There is more importance attached to the blending and nice preparation of coffee for use than perhaps for any article for the table. The beans must never be darker than a light brown to bring out the full aroma and other good qualities; when the roasting is carried further there is more or less charring and the disagreeable burned taste is imparted that coffee
drinkers all know and have a keen repugnance for.
Some idea of the immense use of coffee by the people of the United States may be had from the fact that in 1895 there were imported into this country over five hundred thousand tons. The consumption of coffee was greater than that of tea, cocoa, chocolate, imitation coffees and all other table beverages of this class combined. It is so pre-emirently the drink of the people that its use is increasing at an average of twenty million pounds a year. And the reason for this is twofold; it has been found to agree with and to advance health conditions here to a high degree; and very much of its prestige in this regard is due to the perfect methods and processes of blending, separating, roasting, cooling and packing, as notably carried on in the establishment of the Dwinell-Wright Company in Boston. This may be designated as the model enterprise of the kind in America, if not in the world, and its principal product, White House Coffee. is undoubtedly the purest ant most perfect blend of coffee that can be obtained. It has made the expression “Boston Roasted Coffee” a synonym for perfection in every home and public place where good coffee is the uniform rule.
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