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   Grand Traverse Herald and Traverse Bay Eagle (Newspaper) - August 7, 1913, Traverse City, Michigan                                Twice a Week OLDEST PAPER IN MICHIGAN NORTH OF GRAND 1858 AND TEAVEESE BAY HAGUE Covers tlie Grand Trav erse Region VOL LIV TRAVEKSE CITY GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY MICHIGAN THURSDAY AUGUST 7 1913 LEAD WORLD EATING MEAT AMERICA CAPTURES LAURELS FROM GREAT BRITAIN INTERESTING FIGURES GIVEN DIMINISHING BEEF SUPPLY FUR NISHES REAL PROBLEM People are Advised to Eat More Sheep and Lamb in Order to Reduce High Cost of Living Washington Aug are the biggest meat eaters in the world They beat Johnny Bull with all his legends about the beef of old England Moreover they eat more beef per cap ita than the British do Figures for meat eating in 1909 jusl made public by the bureau of animal industry of the department of agri culture show that the per capita con sumption of meat for that year in the Tjnited States was pounds di vided as follows fractions Beet SO pounds veal 7 pork C7 mutton and lamb t goat meat 13 Over in England where they boast about good old roast beef the per capital for that product is only 56 pounds Moreover the proportion of beef in the total sateii by the Ameri can is exactly the same as for the per cent Inhabitants of tbe tight little isle make up their total by eating 26 pounds of mutton a year as against the Americans 6 pounds The Spanish are the smallest meat caters their per capita consumption being only 4S pounds Germanys is 113 pounds In both Germany and France pork is meat In view of the growing scarcity and high prices of cattle and swine and their products in our markets in recent times it is well to call atten tion to the comparatively insignificant part played by the ovine species in our meat the bureau de clares It may be seen that we con sume only C pounds of mutton and lamb per head this year which is barely 4 per cent of the total meat supply When we compare this small consumption of mutton with that of England a very striking contrast is presented Our small consumption no doubt is mainly attributable to the exceedingly cheap and abundant supplies of beef and pork which have prevailed in for mer years thus rending it unneces sary to look elsewhere for meat But the day of cheap meat is past and the present market prices of food animals point to the fact that it is becoming more and more imperative that every available source of our meat supply should be carefully developed Hence the necessity for more sheep fanning It is undeniable that the sheep spe cies troth in the lamb stage and when older furnishes meat of most excel lent quality when the animals are suited for this purpose Therefore the present seems to be an opportune time for stockmen to pay more atten tion to the raising of sheep for meat production Finally it would be in the interest of economy for the people generally to cultivate a greater taste for mut ton and lamb especially the smaller families who require joints of a size that cannot usually be supplied from the larger beef animals A more in sistent demand on the part the pub lic for mutton and lamb of good qual ity would no doubt soon lead to an increase of breeding and feeding op erations besides relieving somewhat the present heavy demand for beef and pork in the face of a short sup ANNUAL PICNIC Eagles Will Enjoy Outing at Leland Sunday The annual picnic of the Eagles lodge will be held at Leland on Sun day August 10 Everybody is invited to KO along and help to make the day an enjoyable one A special train will leave the M N E depot for Prove mont where small boats will be pro vided to finish the trip The Eagles bastball team will play the Leland team and a lively game is looked for Those who go may either take their dinner along or secure it at tiie hotel as ample provisions will be made either way The train will leave at in the morning STATE POWDER FACTORY Will Aid Farmers and Ranchmen in Washington Seattle Aug tions of farmers throughout the state of Washington today sent to Gov ernor Lister a petition urging an im mediate passage of legislation which will establish a state powder factory A appropriation was made by the last legislature but additional legislation the farmers declare is necessary to make the proposed fac tory of real aid to them The ranch men and others interested declare that such a factory would reduce the cost of powder to be utilized for blowing up stumps and rock forma lions from and per hundred pounds to about and SCHOOL ACTIVITY INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS Strong Teaching Material is Being Enrolled in the County Nor mal Class County Commissioner Lee Hornsby has received from the state library a set of 50 books that they are sending out to every county in the state These have been carefully selected for the different grades from the first to the eighth and are some of the best works that are published and are most of them right off the press The illustrations are mostly in colors and very attractive for the smaller children Teachers officers and parents can inspect these at the court house and they can be loaned for a certain length of time for read ing in the home This years per capita of primary money will be a little more than it was last year The school board of Bowers Har bor have decided to build a new one room school house this year and Wil liamsburg will build a threeroom building t Applications are being received for enrollment in the county normal for the coming year Some are grad uates from the high school and some teachers of experience These will always be given first choice The class this year will be limited to 20 The next teachers examination will be at the court house August 14 and 15 A committee composed of Supt L L Tyler Miss Pepple and the county board of examiners have passed on a uniform list of text books to be used in the county About onequarter of the schools have already adopted them A special course of study has been prepared to be used with this list of books PLAN FOR REGATTA WEQUETONG EVENT WILL BE HELD AUGUST 22 C E Case of Benzonia Will be Here With Speedy New Boat Arrangements are being made for the annual Wequetong club regatta which will be held Friday August 22 This will be the biggest event that the club has planned for and the in terest this year will be greater than ever C E Case of Benzonia is hav ing a new fast boat built for the occa sion that will eclipse any that he has operated before He expects to meet Mr Thompson who owns the Mary that last year made better than 32 miles an liour Beside this there will be many novel races the cruiser the different styles of motor boats the sail boat the row boat swimming and diving tub races log rolling tug of war The committee are using their best efforts to have this the big day of the year for the club There will be a dancing party in the even ing The grounds will be specially decorated and many outoftown guests will be present The full mem bership is expected to aid in this Eathering and take part in everything that will tend to make this the suc cess that all events of this nature have been in the past The programs will be issued in a few days UNO CHARGED WITH MISSION MINNESOTA STATESMAN TO SET TLE MEXICAN EMBROGLIO WILL BE GIVEN FREE HAND HE WILL AID PEACE PARTY IN REPUBLIC Pending Receipt of His Report Presi dent Wilson Will Take no Further Steps to Clear Up the Muddle Washington Aug the re ceipt of a report from his special rep resentative Lind of Min nesota now enroute to Mexico City President Wilson will take no further steps in the Mexican situation Land will have practically a free hand in Mexico His first step will be an at tempt to aid influential Mexicans who are trying to bring about peace He will report conditions to Wilson as he finds them and the president will be guided by the information he obtains SENSATION IN SULZER CASE ATTEMPT MADE TO SHOW AC COUNT WITH BROKER WITNESS REFUSED TO ANSWER COMMITTEE THREATENS TO TAKE LEGAL ACTION Attorney Richards Introduced Deposit Slips Showing Governor Placed in Bank During His Campaign New York Aug attempt to show that Governor Sulzer had an ac count with Fuller and Gray Wall street brokers during his campaign for governor was one of the sensa tions sprung today before the Fraw ley legislative committees investigat ing into the financing of Sulzers cam paign The relusal of Frederick Caldwell a witnsss to answer questions handi capped the committee The commit tee to learn if he had told friends that Account No 500 at Ful ler Grays was the account of Gov ernor Sulzer under Caldwell was notified that the committee would take legal action to force his answers Another bitter attack was made up on Sulzers campaign contribution re port by Attorney Richards who in troduced deposit slips of the Mutual Alliance Trust showing deposits of between Oct 5 and Nov 12 In a sworn statement Sulzer said the contributions to his campaign to talled SONDAY SCHOOL PICNIC Annual Event Will be Held on day August Sth is the big day for the county Sunday schools that being the date of the big picnic A great deal of interest is beingshown throughout the county and a recordbreaking crowd is expected One of the features in connection with the rally will be the parade which leaves the corner of Cass and streets at sharp The line of march is as follows South on Cass to Eighth west on Eighth to Division north on Division to Front east on Front to picnic grounds Each school will join the parade when it passes the corner nearest their church Right after dinner there will be a fiveinning baseball game between the married and unmarried men There be one or two other ball games also Everyone having mitts bats balls are asked to bring them At the track events will be pulled off with suitable prizes for each event The school that wins the most points will receive a wall map of tho Holy Land BANKING BY MAIL Will Be Feature Added to Parcel Post Washington Aug to popularize the parcel post system with the public Postmaster General Burle son today formally announced that after August 15 the weight limit on packages would be placed at 20 pounds it now is 11 pounds and that a reduction in charges for the trans portation of packages would be made He announced also that on the same date the banking by mail feature would be introduced into the postal savings system The change in the postal savings system will enable depositors living in remote districts to avail themselves of the benefits of the The reform has been under consideration for some time THE PRODIGAL SON This is a text often dwelt upon by preachers in their Sunday ser motis and too often falls short of conveying the lesson that is meant for tlie congregation They all succeed in satisfying them selves that they have not spent their money in riotous living while away from home This is where they make a mistake for there are countless people who ignore the message spoken by the preacher when they are in every sense guilty from a moral staml point The man or woman who spends their money out of town for necessities which they caii buy at home is a prodigal son or daughter for they are wasting the substance of the community in which they live by sending it to the outsider who has no interests in the town where the money is earned When people make their money in a certain community they are under a moral obligation to spend that money in the place where it is earned and if they do not they are prodigals just as much as the Biblical boy who spent his substance in riotous liv ing away from home There is an economic law that demands that the money of a community be kept at home and the success and prosperity of that community de pends entirely in tlie manner in which the oners who live there abide by this law The breaking of an economic law is prodigality of the worst kind and the fact that some towns are bard up in the midst of prosperity is due to the fact that too many of the in habitants have the soap club ease and mail order mania to es tablish maintain financial health in their particular com munity Every dollar sent out of town is a dollar Tost to the circii lation of that community and the reaction must of necessity be felt in every line of business that is conducted there A community of prodigals cannot prosper and the sooner this lesson is learned by those who have contracted the mail order habit tlie better it will be for the towns in which they live PERTINENT SCHOOL FACTS The old soldier his wife or his widow who is exempt from pay ing taxes cannot hold a school office Such persons are also debarred from voting at school elections unless they or guardians of children on the census list For every child who dies food starvation one thousand die from fresh air starvation The in adequately ventilated schoolroom is a menace to every school boy or girl Hundreds of school children and teachers are wearing glasses tc day because schoolrooms of this state are improperly lighted Hun dreds of others need to wear them from the same cause Rural school districts can pre vent the danger of disease con tamination from the common drinking cup and pail by pur chasing a sanitary drinking foun tain for less than The in vestment might save thousands of dollars in doctor bills ThO sane parent would not trust his child to the care of anun trained physician or dentist Why should an untrained man or wom an be permitted to experiment on the child in the guise of a teacher BRITISH ACT MISCONSTRUED COUNTRY WILL NOT MENACE MONROE DOCTRINE WILL REPAIR NAVAL BASE NOTHING WARLIKE IN INTENTION OF ENGLAND Measures Are Taken Merely to Pro tect Maritime Trade of Nation Which Will Grow When Panama Canal Opens London Aug was authorita tively stated today that in the matter of the Bermuda naval base Great Britains intentions have been exag gerated and misconstrued It was de clared that England has in mind noth ing that will menace the Monroe doc trine The admirality intends only to re pair and modernize the present de fenses at Bermuda Five vessels of the cruiser squadron will be stationed there it was announced The sole purpose of the move it was stated is to protect the countrys maritime trade which is bound to increase with the opening of the Panama canal TAKE TROOPS FROM CALUMET PREPARATIONS FOR WITHDRAW AL WERE STARTED TODAY GOVERNORS ORDERS AWAITED SOME COMPANIES WILL BE LEFT BEHIND Sixteen Hundred Deputies Will Be Left With Task of Guarding Mine Property When Soldiers Leave Calumet Aug prepara tions were started today by Brig adier General Abbey for the removal of at least part of the militiamen from the strike district within the next few days General Abbey ad mitted today that lie expected a definiteorder from Governor Ferris on the subject within a few hours The military board will convene to morrow to determine what shall be withdrawn Acting by the authorization of the county board of supervisors Sheriff Cruze of Houghtoii county today is receiving a body of 600 deputies who will aid the present force of deputies in guarding mine property after the troops are withdrawn NATIONAL FOREST GREAT RESERVE STARTED BY GOVERNMENT Four Areas Have Been Approved and Are Located Upon Great Watershed Washington Aug first gov ernment forest to be acquired upon the watershed of the Ohio river lias just been approved for purchase by the national forest reserve commis sion This purchase is includedin what is as the Monongahela area and the commission considers it an important one since the Ohio is one of the most used navigable streams of the country Last year the Pittsburgh flood commission made a special study its headwaters Four areasin all are approved in cluding the Monongahela and making up the largest set of purchases passed upon at any one time by the com mission TheylV aggregate acres and bring the total of all the national forests in the east up to acres amount about Seres were acquired during the fiscal year ending June 30 1912 and acres during1 the fiscal year ending June 30 1913 6ENERAL HSU VICTORIOUS Inflicted Severe Defeat On Chinkiang Garrison Shanghai Aug troops under command of General Hsu in flicted a severe defeat on the Chin kiang garrison yesterday Terms were then made with General Hsua for the reestablishment of the government ad ministration in the town but late last night finding the northerners occupy ing positions on the Chinkiang side of the Changtse river contrary to the agreement entered into with General Hsu the garrison attacked the north erners and sank several of their junks Two hundred northerners were killed Chingkiag is in the province of Kiangsu about 35 miles northeast of Nanking MICHIGAN IS TEACHING PEOPtE HOW TO LIVE State Board of Health Expects Good Results to Come From Trip Lansing Aug state of Michigan today is appearing in the role instructor in a uniQue campaign of public health education In charge of Dr R L Dixon head of the state board cif health a public health spe cial s making a tour of the state in which every important community in the lower peninsula will be vis ited The trip will last 24 days The public health special con sists of three exhibition coaches and a Pullman Dr Dixon will teach not only the principals of good health but the prevention of diseases Cram med into all the available space in the coaches are pictures charts and models One model was an unsani tary house in which tuberculosis might thrive Another was a model house with quarters for a tubercular person separated from the rest of the building and with all sorts of appliances to prevent any possible spread of the disease to other mem bers of the household There are models of sanitary drinking cups san itary lavatories bathrooms and kitchens In one of the exhibition coaches are two bedrooms contrasting good and poor systems of ventilation and arrangement In another part of the a model garbage incinerator is demonstrated In another section is an apparatus showing the proper con struction of wells to prevent pollu tion water Moving picture exhibits and lec tures will be given in all the towns and cities visited overnight stops are made About 60 places will be visited by the public health spe The length of stops will vary from several days in the larger cities to an hour or two in the small towns BOXING IS LEGALIZED WISCONSIN HAS BECOME REAL FIGHT STATE Law Has Strict Provisions and Will Have Commission to Enforce It Milwaukee Aug sin today takes her place as a light The new law legalizing box ing under the supervision of three commissioners who are empowered to enforce the new law goes into effect today The new law follows closely the provisions of tlie Frawley law in New Yortc Heavy penalties are pro fractions of any sectior of the law Some of the provisions of the new statute provide for A commission of three members two to be appointed by the governor and these two to appoint a secre tary who will be a member of tlie commission A license fee of for all box ing clubs Each club must employ a licensed referee The building in which the fights take place must be leased for at least one year All bouts are limited to ten rounds Five ounces is the minimum weight ofthe gloves used All fighters must be at least eight een years of age Fighters must be physician and the referee before all bouts In case of accident the physician and referee will be held accountable COMMITTEE OF TWENTYONE MET AT NEAHTAWANTA HAD SIXCOURSE LUNCHEON CONSIDERABLE BUSINESS OF IM PORTANCE TRANSACTED Preparations Made for Taking Part in Picnics and Convention to be Held Here During This Month Seven autos took thirtythree mem bers of the Committee of TwentyOne down to he Hotel Neahtawanta for a regular meeting and supper Monday Several of the wives accompanied their husbands Arrangements had made with Manager Renner for a supper to be served after the regu lar guests had been taken care of Three tables accommodated the com pany and the service was excellent A sixcourse luncheon was served and it demonstrated that Mr Renner is a chef of no mean ability as well as a man age i1 For tlie business meeting themem bers were seated in the north end of the dining room T H Sherman call ed the meeting to order and Frank E Lahym was chosen chairman for tlie evening An invitation was read from the lo cal United Commercial Travelers re questing them to be present at a bas ket picnic that is to be held at the baseball park on Saturday Aug 3l when all the members of the Commit tee of TwentyQuo and their wives and children are to participate in the enjoyments of the day The basket picnic will be served at noon the sports to follow These will include a baseball game between a picked team from each organization This will be tlie greatest stunt ever pulled off in this place of notable games Other amusements will be planned by the lo cal committee and the day set apart for all the tun possible A V Fried rieh and Jno G Straub are to repre sent the association and to see that all the wheels are properly oiled for tha occasion The coining postmasters convention was discussed which will be held in this city August 27 28 and 29 and the committee that Postmaster Fried rich had already appointed to look aft er the arrangements was confirmed They are also to represent this or ganization The matter of sufficient automobiles to take the delegates at that time to Neahtawanta for a fish dinner will be taken care of It will need every available one and the owners should be prepared to offer their cars when the committee calls on them This lias come to be a splendid way to give the visitors a trip through some of the most picturesque scenery of this re gion The Grangers of the five counties are to have a big rally at the ball park on Wednesday August 27 and they have extended an invitation to the Committee of TwentyOne and all the merchants in the city to join with them on that occasion There will be four of the best speakers among the state Grangers at that time and will Continued on page two TO TEST TEACHERS Agriculture Oral Arithmetic and Language at Exams When the prospective teachers of this county appear on Aug 1416 to take the annual state fall examina tion they will find the usual list of subjects increased by agriculture Last year tlie important subject was introduced in tlie grade throughout the state and the eighth graders were required to pass an ex amination upon it Now it becomes a part of the teachers examination as well So successful was the innovation oral language and arithmetic work in the teachers examination in April that it will be continued A long list of varied subjects will be presented from which each teacher must choose a tojic and talk on the same for at least two minutes Mental arithmetic problems requiring both visualization and rapid thinking will also he given The answers will be given orally in stead of writing them down As the examined by alstate course of study which is now mandatory insists upon mental arith metic and oral language work this work is to be included in examina tions hereafter   

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