The Ralston Independent. (Ralston, Okla.), Vol. 10, No. 29, Ed. 1 Friday, December 4, 1914 Page: 2 of 8
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RALSTON, OKL A., INDEPENDENT
n • • i c ! 3! i*u 8iai<
Principles of la
1 + g | time. N.
times and certain other at
We know, for example, that sun-
beams are the ultimate cause ef the
revolving of a windmill, but ao man
can state the origin of the particular
air that causes a wheel to re-
ft certain speed at a certain
Neither is it possible to put
finger on the exact point at
which we enter or leave the vital cur-
rent of life. The wise man takes no
chances and simply sticks close to
nature. This means eating simple,
properly prepared, unprocessed foods.
By ALBERT S. GRAY, M. D. •
(Copyright, 1914, by A. S. Gray)
CHANGES IN BACTERIA AND DIS-
Tiger Can Afford Kidneys and Cream Every Day
PASADENA, CAL—A cat inherited $1,000 the other day and is to have kid'
neye and cream three times a day for the rest of his life. He can have
bis favorite delicacy oftener if he desires, but his late mistress, Mrs. Nellie
L. S. Ross, thought three full meals
The universal property of lrrltabll-
RIGG'S DISEASE AND VITALITY. Ity, which is simply the power to re-
spond to stimuli, makes all organisms
Next in frequency to the most prev-1 the re8u,t the interaction of two
•lent human disease, carles, or tooth j Bet8 of factors—the factors of Inheri-
decay, comes one very closely asso-1 tanc© the factors of environment,
elated with it, known In dental liter-1 The factors of inheritance cover all
ature as periodontitis, better known as I the complex association of properties
pyorrhoea alveolorals, or Rlgg's dls- j or capacities tranpmltted from the par-
ease. This disease, characterized by (.nts which make up the specific inheri-
I a <
a more or less general infection of
the membranes within the tooth sock-
et, is indicated by a slight tenderness
during mastication, looseness of the
teeth and pulp sensitiveness, or even
pain on the Ingestion of hot or cold I
tance characteristic of each individual;
the factor of environment on the otl^
hand covers all those conditions which
are capable of influencing the differ-
entiation, growth-and behavior, or, in
other words, the general metabolism,
drinks because of the exposure of the of the organl8m. The inheritance may
eementum, the external shell of the j compared to everything that leads
The gum Is swollen and soft, | Up tjj0 production of a blank
the tooth may be raised In Its socket, ponograph disk; the environment
and pressure brings relief. There is and 8timuU may be compared t0 every.
a discharge of pus from between the (hlng acting through thfi need,e wMch
tooth and gum on pressure, the teeth cutfl the doU and daghe8 intQ the 8ur.
become loose, and. in course of time , face of the dlsk obvioU8ly the flnal
as the disease progresses and the al-1 reiult> or the lndlvldual> mU8t be the
veolar process (the tooth socket) is
destroyed, they fall out.
Efficient mastication is, of course,
Impossible; hence not only is food
bolted partly chewed and more or less
mixed with pus, but the tissues in
and around the teeth are deprived of
exercise necessary to give them ad
adequate blood supply and they are
thereby rendered less resistant to at-
tack. Tooth after tooth Is Involved
and there is established another of
those numerous vicious cycles that
continually operate to drag us down.
Pyorrhoea Is not a new disease; it
was recognized by the early Investi-
gators, but it has become more prev-
alent during the last 04) years and it is
the rule rather than the exception to
find patients with more or less perio-
dontitis. The disease is not confined
to man, but is also extremely preva-
lent among domestic animals.
A class of serious disorders has long
been known in which failure of nu-
trition could be named as the imme-
diate antecedent In the case and in
which it has vaguely been assumed
that the diet must be at fault. Prob-
ably the most generally familiar of
these diseases is scurvy. Scurvy has
always been associated with a diet
containing an excess of salted, smoked,
product of these two sets of factors
and In exact accordance with the qual-
ity and capacity of the disk, the hard-
ness or softness of the needle and the
amount of power behind it.
Since the germs of disease are liv-
ing organisms they also must be sub-
ject to the laws of evolution, and in
this fact we have proof of the asser-
tion that every man makes his own
disease; because no two can be exact-
ly alike, they must vary widely in
space and time. Not only does each
individual human being vary, but each
species of bacteria varies from time
to time, so that the well-known dis-
eases cannot be the same in different
localities or in differeut generations.
Proof of this has recently been fur-
nished in the work of Twort and Pen-
fold, who have "educated" the typhoid
fever bacillus to ferment sugar, which
ordinarily It does not do. Revls has
obtained varieties of the bacillus coil
structurally and physiologically differ-
ent from the parent by prolonged cul-
ture in various media. Very recently
Madam Victor Henri has produced
marked mutations in a particularly
well defined and stable bacterial
Bpecles, the bacillus anthracis.
The micro-organism, bacterium an-
thracis, gives rise to an infectious and
day would be enough, especially as the
cat is getting old. His name is Tiger.
It was twelve years ago that Ti-
ger rubbed his eyes open in an ash
barrel in the rear of the home where
little Mary Pct?rs lived, across the
street from Mrs. Ross. Mary went
out and looked at the barrel one morn-
ing and reported to her mother that
the stork had certainly been kind to
Tiger's mamnfh. There were six or
ten kittens to the stork's credit. She
went directly across the street and told Mrs. Ross that she had a gift to
make, a id with a little sob and much clutching at her skirt, she presented
Tiger, then unnamed and unloved.
Mrs. Ross never liked cats, her friends say. But Mrs. Ross' mother, Mrs.
Mary Scripture, and her aunt, Mrs. Emma Gowey, were living with her, and
the two elderly women took a fancy to the undesired infant. The two old
women petted and cared for him, and things were luxurious in the Ross
household, for Mrs. Ross had sold her home in Chicago long ago to Potter
Palmer, and the site where it once stood is now the ladies' entrance of the
Mrs. Scripture died nine years ago, and five years later Mrs. Gowey died,
leaving Mrs. Ross alone. And as Tiger had been dear to both of the dead,
Mrs. Ross cared for him, liked him, then grew so attached to the prospering
Tiger that she was more loyal even than her relatives.
Recently Mrs. Ross died suddenly. When her will was read the Union
National and Savings bank of Pasadena learned that it is executor, and that
by the provisions of the will the first $1,000 of the estate was set aside for
the care of Tiger, and Mrs. Louise M. Adams, 1492 Walnut street, Berkeley,
is to be the caretaker.
or canned foodstuff, a monotonous diet UBUally fatal bacterial disease in ani-
devold of fresh vegetables such as cab- mal9( especially in cattle and sheep,
bage onions carrots potatoes and characterized by ulcerations of the
he like. As the result of experience, ekini enlargement of the spleen and
these resh vegetables have been cred- general collapse, a disease generally
ted %ith some power to ward off or at known a8 gplenIc fever. Man occa.
as o m gae I f disease, and limes 8|0naUy contracts th% disease bv in-
and lemons are universally recognized oculation from the animal. Carbuncle,
as antiscorbutics (scurvy preven- mal,gnant pustule and wool sorters'
ve disease are caused by the anthrax bac-
\ ictims of scurvy suffer from severe terla. The normal bacterium Is a long
physical exhaustion, soreness of the | rod ehaped micro-organism having
gums and looseness of the teeth, and, marked and characteristic reactions,
of course, this opens the way to bacte-1 Mme. Henri has modified the organism
rial Invasion and periodontitis. When with the ultra violet light. The meth-
we note that, as all observers agree, od employed was to expose an aqueous
Improvement or intensification of the (water) suspension of anthrax spores
mouth diseases synchronizes with the in a quartz tube to ultra violet radia-
rise and fall of general health In the tlons for times varying from one to
Individual. It Is reasonable to suspect | forty minutes and afterward growing
that the disease is not a strictly local | cultures from these mixtures.
Infection resulting from local Irrita-
tion or injury. It does not come from
Injuries received in chewing grit and
The majority of the organisms were
killed by this treatment because the I
ultra-violet rays were markedly bao- i
tericldal, but a few survived and ac-
cording to the conditions and the |
length of the exposure the bacilus un- ,
derwent modifications and showed |
sand or from soft food accumulating
about the teeth; It comes as the re
suit of lowered vitality from the lack
of those organic compounds other than
the proteins which Caslmlr Funk and i . .... , ...
other Investigators prove to be pres- decidedly different from
ent in fresh vegetables and in Urne ]the ,yp,Cal Mi M
and other Juices, small quantities of
which are absolutely essential to nor
mal growth and continued health. The
name given these compounds by Punk
is well chosen in view of its root
meaning: Vltamlnes. An "amine" is
a nitrogenous compound of a certain
type, and a vitamine Is obviously such
a nitrogenous compound absolutely
necessary to vitality.
The principles of evolution are uni-
versal and constantly at work, even
in the minds of men, and we are slow
ly evolving out of
"cause" and "cure."
Turned Down Chance to Make a Million and a Half
KANSAS CITY, MO.—A bank note company of this city recently turned
down a chance to make a million and a half pesos, which in American
! money is half a million dollars. Lest doubts arise as to the sanity of the
company's officials, it should be under-
stood that by "made" is meant manu-
i The representative of the inven-
tors of this "money-making" scheme
came from Mexico and he wanted re-
venge. Also, he wanted a lot of made-
I to-order money. He represented a
] number of American investors in the
I state of Chihuahua, he told the bank
note people. The property of these
I Americans had been confiscated by
Villa. But they had a ocheme to get
part of their money back. Whereupon he produced specimens of the paper
money issued by Villa's provisional government. He would like to have
some printed Just like it. To show that he meant business, he would put
up the cash for printing 1,500,000 pesos in denominations of five, ten and
As soon as the money was ready he would take it back to Mexico. There
j his friends would buy live stock, bullion or anything else that was portable
with it, take their purchases across the border and convert them into sure
enough money. It would be a good Joke on Villa, an excellent Joke. The
bank note company consulted the government and was informed the propo-
sition was not illegal, but turned it down to avoid any possible complications.
Cleveland Boy Makes Fierce Looking War Kites
CLEVELAND, O.—In a little attick workshop out on Clifton boulevard a
twelve-year-old boy spends his spare hours these days turning out big
: ferocious-looking "war" kites, which he sells to his playmates. The boy is
Stuart Jenney, a seventh grade pupil.
Stuart caught the war spirit almost
from the day he read that the Euro-
pean powers had declared hostilities.
For several years he has been the
most skillful kitemaker of his district
and had sold many kites to his play-
mates, but he has abandoned the con-
ventional types for the fighting kind.
Stuart's "fliers" soar skyward in
flocks after school hours, pirates of
the air, their long tails aimed with
Jagged bits of glass designed to cut
the cords of rival kites that are not maneuvered cleverly enough to dodge
For over-particular strategists Stuart designs and makes special warriors,
collecting, of course, special prices for these models. He carefully selects the
wood, linen and paper that go into their construction, and will not let a kite
leave the "factory" until he has personally tested it.
Kite battles mean more orders, for once a cord is severed while the kite
is sailing high that particular pirate reaches the earth a mass ol broken
sticks and torn paper totally beyond repair.
Pleasure and duty are a hard pair
to drive in double harness.
anthrax bacillus. The
principal of these were a coccoid form
j and a thin filamentous form. These J
two forms constitute two new types
which Mme. Henri has isolated, and !
they remain stable for about three
months. They produce anthrax which
has characteristics distinct from those
of the anthrax produced by the nor-
The normal anthrax microbe lique-
fies gelatin, curdles milk and takes
definite stains. The filamentous form
does not liquefy gelatin, curdle milk
the old idea"of I or take the Bame 8ttU,ls' and 11 rro-
The Investlga- Uuce8 an lnf®ctlon different from the '
tlons of Soddy In the chemistry of the B,lthra* on Inoculation. This form re- I
radio-elements, of Twort, Penfold ' absolutely fixed and stable aft-
Mme. Henri and others In the muta' I er R dalIy ,ubculturo for than
tlons of bacteria, make it quite clear i ®''^ty days; but though stable In the
that if medicine ever takes a place I ,ncubator af,er P888*** through an
among the sciences it can come only a,llmal- coccold fo"n« taking a stain
as the result of a general habit of B,mi,ar t0 nonnal anthrax bacteria ap-
mind such as Is found In the advanced I Peared and* after *ub°uHure In broth,
sciences in astronomy and In physics I a certa,n number of bacillary forms
in general scientists have banished the approximating the typical anthrax
term "cause" and have ceased to look | were obtained.
for specific causes, because there are ) Inasmuch as sl! the above points
no such things What scientific laws j clearly to the fact that diseases are
do Is to state the functional relations i only relative conditions, we should
between certain events at certsiu ! carefully refrain from dogmatism.
Wanted His Pigs Boarded in a New York Hotel
NEW YORK—A taxlcab drove up to the Wolcott the other day and a man
Jumped out From the vehicle came a succession of short squeaks, which
caused George Dunn, the head porter, to hurry out and regard the occupants
with amazement. They were six
The man who had accompanied
them was Ramon Arias, one of the
leading bankers of Panama, who has
been spending several months in the
"I want you to take care
for me," said Senor Arias
"But we draw the line
"Then take them somewhere else
only have them well taken care of.'
Dunn did not know of any hotel that takes pigs, or any boarding house
for porkers, so he decided to try the livery stable men of his acquaintance.
Finslly he found one who said that for proper compensation he might hous®
the unusual visitors, so a stall was partitioned off, and there the pigg huve
been boarding. They are to be shipped to Panama.
Senor Arias bought them in West Washington market, and they will go
to his big farm near the city of Panama, where he h pes to astonish his
fellow citiiena with the results he will achieve. These pigs will havo cost
some money by the time they reach Panama, for the board has been about
two dollars s day at the livery stable, and the hotel carpenter has construct-
ed an artistic crate for their Journey to Panama.
onths in the JM,
For crushed finger thoroughly apply
Hanford's Balsam. Adv.
The one time a man never demands
a receipt is when he pays a grudge.
Smile on wash thy. That's when you us*
Red Cross Ball Blue. Clothes whiter than
snow. All grocers. Adv.
"Confession 1b good for the soul."
"Yes, but it is often hard on the
YOI R OWN DRUGGIST WILL TFLI. YOU
lry Murine Kye Remedy fur K«d. Weak. Watery
Kyes and (irannlated Eyelids; No .smarting—
lust Kye comfort. Write fnr Kook of the
by mail 4'ree. Murine Kye Remedy Co., eiikugu
Not So Sharp.
"Haw did you find the needle
She HatJ Forgotten.
"See here," said Mrs. Gabb. "I got
out your last winter's suit today and
I found a lot of long blonde hairs on
"Well," replied Mr. Gabb, "you seem
to forget that you were a blonde last
"Let me talk to you five minutes
and I'll tell you how to get rich."
"You need a shave and your clothes
arc shabby. Why don't you go and
get rich yourself, instead of wasting
your valuable time on me?"
"Because I'm a natural born philan-
"Well, I'm not a natural born fool.
"Well," said the man from the
Cross-Bar ranch, "we have everything
over to Butte that's worth while, I
guess. On January 14, we had the
world-renowned bell-ringers; January
22, Delia Brown, the famous lad£ cor-
net-player, and on January 28, grand
production of 'Lewis the Cross-Eye/
Believe me, that was great!"
"What did you say was the name of
the play?" asked the easterner.
"Here she am," said the rancher,
producing a program from his shirt
and pointing to the heading: "Grand
Production of Louis XI."
About Machine Guns.
Every day in the newspapers there
crop up Incidents dealing with the ef-
fect of machine-gun fire, and an enor-
mous number of these weapons are
doing their deadly work today.
In the British army the machine^
gun is the Maxim; the French use the
Hotchkiss, or Puteaux; Austrians em-
ploy the Schwarzlose, and Germans
the Maxim. In all cases machine guns
are attached to the infantry forces,
usually at the proportion of two guns
per battalion, of 1,000 men.
These guns fire rifle cartridges at
immense speed by mechanical means,
and usually the kick, or recoil, of the
gun is used for the purpose of reload-
ing. It is interesting to note that in
a test 42 British first-class shots en-
gaged against a machine gun, each
firing at the same target for one min-
ute, the gun discharged 228 rounds
and made 69 hits, the 42 marksmen
discharged 408 rounds and made 62
You needn't take any-
body's word (or tbe superior-
ity of Post Toasties—
Get a package from your
Grocer, pour some o( the
crisp, sweet flakes into a dish,
add cream or milk, and a
sprinkle of sugar if you wish.
Then be the judge of
—made from the hearts of the
finest Indian Corn, skilfully
cooked, seasoned, rolled and
Toaslies are not ordinary
corn flakes, so remember
when you want Sti}vrior Corn
1'lakes to ask your gro«vr for
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