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The Real Temperance Beverage

The constant growth of the brewing industry, and the upward trend of the beer sales, despite prohibitory legislation, gives beer the right to be called the national beverage. There is a very general confidence that it is a pure product, and it is generally known that the brewers of the United States were among the first advocates of a pure food law. The brewers take pride in the cleanliness and the wholesomeness of their product. Their brew-houses stand open to the public, whose inspection is invited. They are glad to have people visit their plants, see how beer is made, and thus learn how appropriately beer has been called "liquid bread."

Bread and Beer

The making of beer bears a striking resemblance to the making of bread. Bread is baked. Beer is boiled. One is a solid food, the other a liquid refreshment. Beer carries the process of digestion a little farther than bread, which is also partly digested starch, made so by alcoholic fermentation, like beer. In beer, as in bread, the consumer gets the essence of the golden grain, prepared and extracted by natural processes.

Beer Is a Natural Tonic

As a diet, beer possesses a three-fold property; it quenches thirst, stimulates digestion and nourishes. Beefsteak as a foundation and beer as a support, furnishes the most nutritious food, approved by the most eminent physicians.

Liebig, the great German chemist, has said: "In beer-drinking countries, beer is the universal tonic for the healthy as well as for the sick, and it is milk to the aged."

Who Wants to Be a Turk?

Beer is the chief beverage of the American people. Its use dates back thousands of years. There has been steady progress in Germany, France, Belgium, England and America-all beer-drinking countries. The tee-total nations are the ones that are most backward.

"The moderate drinker," says Dr. Sidney Hillier, the famous English pathologist, "is in a far better position than the total abstainer who often consumes an excess of solid food."

Best Brain Food

"Beer," says Prof. Charles Frederick Chandler, of Columbia University, “is a beverage prepared from barley, water, hops and yeast. Beer is food. American beer contains 6 per cent. solid food, only 3 to 4 per cent. alcohol and also lecithin, which is real brain food. Beer and bread are both made from cereals; bread with water and is solid; beer with more water and is liquid. Yeast converts both into palatable and readily digested food. Both contain alcohol. Beer is not intoxicating in ordinary quantities, and beer is one of the foods that is free from bacteria. It is appetizing and aids digestion.

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There is now a great demand for wines "Made in America." It is due to some extent to the European war, which largely cut off the supply of foreign wines. It is also due to the popular feeling and movement in favor of buying and using American-made products of all kinds.

Long before the European war American wines, through their excellence, were crowding foreign wines from our home market. This is proved by the actual figures given in the 1914 World Almanac. These figures show that in the year 1912 only 5,804,831 gallons of foreign wines were consumed, as against 50,619,880 gallons of American wines. In fact, the only foreign wines holding their ground were the French champagnes, which are bought by people who like to pay for a name and a label.

WINES AT THE TABLE.-The great bulk of all our American wines is consumed in the family-that is, daily at the table, with the meals. That is the time and place to drink wine. That is the way wines are used in Europe, where practically every one in the family, father, mother and children, drinks wine with their midday meal and at dinner.

The American people are now "getting the habit." It is a good habit. It makes for temperance. The sensible man will no more drink too much at his own table than he will eat too much. He will thus set a good example.

WINE FOR THE BUSINESS MAN.-The daily work of the business man usually leaves him tired out when night time comes. The more constant the strain the more tired is the man, whether employer or employee.

A dangerous way-and a bad way-to overcome this tired feeling and nervous tension is to take strong drink. The cocktail and spirits produce a temporary feeling of exhilaration, which passes away and leaves depression.

The right way and the best way is to drink a glass or two of light wine. It is both a food and a gentle tonic. The moderate proportion of alcohol, the fruit acids, the tannin, the mineral elements, as iron, phosphates and phosphoric acid-all these combine to make red and white wines tonic and recuperative without being exciting or fatiguing to the stomach and nervous system.

The proof of the wine is in the drinking of it. Just try it for a week or two, and at the end of that time you will learn how much wine has aided you in throwing off that tired feeling and in soothing body and mind.

DIFFERENT KINDS OF WINES.-There are three classes of wines, namely: (1) Dry wines, (2) Sweet wines and (3) Sparkling wines.

Dry wines, so called because the natural sugar in the grape juice is all converted during the fermentation. Claret, Burgundy, Riesling, Catawba, etc., are dry wines which, with or without a little water put in the glass (except in a fine old wine), add zest and pleasure to the meal.

Sweet wines contain more or less sugar and have a little brandy added so as to make them "keep" for some time after they are exposed to the air. Port, Sherry, Sweet Catawba, Tokay, Angelica, etc., are sweet wines. They are also known as dessert wines, because they are to be served with the pastry or dessert.

Sparkling wines contain carbonic gas, which is set free when the bottle is opened and produces that sparkling effect which is so pleasing to the eye and palate. Imitation champagnes are made by being artificially charged with the gas, but the true American champagnes are produced by natural fermentation in the bottle with the same care and skill as the foreign champagnes. They are equal in every way to the latter and can be had at half the price.

WINE IS NOT A LUXURY.-It is a mistake to regard wine as a luxury. It is a natural food and a tonic. It should be one of the necessaries of life among our people, the same as it is among millions of people in Europe, where wine is part of the daily food and meal.

Finally, good, pure American wine is cheap. You can now buy wine at the stores by the bottle or gallon at a very moderate price. You can get a gallon of ordinary wine at from seventy-five cents to one dollar a gallon, or from twenty to twenty-five cents a quart, which makes it about as cheap a drink as milk, tea, coffee or soda water.

If you would like to know more about our good American wines write for the following booklets: "The Food Value of Wines," by Prof. E. H. Twight; "The One Best Drink-Wine," by Rev. R. D. Sawyer; "How to Use Wines," by L. J. Vance. They will be sent free by addressing the AMERICAN WINE GROWERS' ASSOCIATION, 304 Broadway, New York.

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And-even when drawn so tight you can scarcely stand to keep them onthey do no good whatever.

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In addition to holding the rupture the constantly giving a strengthening massage Cluthe Truss or Cluthe Automatic Massager is to the weak ruptured parts.

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SOME months are occupied in printing a volume so bulky as THE WORLD ALMANAC, and it is necessarily put to press in parts or "forms." Changes are in the mean time occurring. Advantage is taken of the going to press of the last form of the First Edition to insert information of the latest possible date, which is done below. The readers of the ALMANAC are requested to observe these additions, corrections and changes, and it would be well to make note of them on the pages indicated. 191. Regulation of Railroad Rates-Increases granted by the Interstate Commerce Commission in freight tariffs, but not to full 5 per cent. asked. Coal and iron not included in awards. Only ten days' notice required of intention to change tariff. Prices of Wheat (Chicago Market)-Highest price for year 1914, 1.27% in December. Rowing-October 12, New York City. First Fall Regatta, New York Rowing Association, Speedway Course, Harlem River (1 mile). Summaries: Junior Single Sculls Race-Won by Percy O. Smith, Nonparell Rowing Club; J. S. Roberts, Nonpareil Rowing Club, second; Dominick Muio, Wahnetah Boat Club, third. Time-6m. 33s. Junior Single Gig RaceWon by Lawrence Hartung, Wahnetah Boat Club; Joseph Brodigan, Hudson Boat Club, second. Only two starters. Time-6m. 54s.

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Heads of Governments-Vice-President Giuseppe Motta of Switzerland was elected President on December 18. Prince Hussein Kamel installed as Sultan of Egypt December 19. Foreign Embassies and Legations-Count Macchi di Cellere, new Italian Ambassador to United States.

Benefactions-William B. Irvine of Philadelphia willed $200,000 to the University of Pennsylvania, the sum to revert to the institution on the death of his sister. Victor M. Osborn of New York willed that on the death of his widow his estate of $136,529 goes to the S. P. C. A. Harvard University is the principal legatee in the will of J. Arthur Beebe of Boston. In addition the Harvard Club of Boston gets $150,000, and $25,000 goes to Trinity Church of Boston. A Christmas gift of $650,000 was made by the Crane Elevator Company of Chicago to its employés. An anonymous donor contributed 43,350 barrels of flour to the Virginia Belgium relief ship which sailed from Norfolk, Va., to the relief of the stricken Belgians. Mrs. Morris K. Jesup willed $8,500,000 to charitable institutions, including $5,000,000 to the American Museum of Natural History.

Clubs-A new organization of bankers, its membership limited to 1,000 and recruited from the entire country, has been organized under the name of the Bankers' Club of America. Rooms for the new club have been taken on the thirty-fifth and thirty-sixth floors of the Equitable Building, at Broadway, Pine, Cedar, and Nassau Streets. A. Barton Hepburn, President; T. Coleman du Pont and George T. Wilson, Vice-Presidents; Charles H. Sabin, Treasurer: Franklin A. Plummer, Secretary.


Chief Magistrate (vacant), $8,000; G. H. Folwell, Charles J. Dodd, A. H. Geismar, J. C. McGuire. A. E. Steers, A. V. B. Voorhees, Jr., H. Nash, E. G. Dooley, L. H. Reynolds, John Naumer, J. J. Walsh, salary $7,000 each.


There are 18,277,542 Jews in the world, 9,988,197 in Europe, 3,083,674 in America. The Russian Empire leads by far all the nations with 6,060,415. The United States follows second with 2,933,874. The distribution in the United States is very incomplete. While the city of Warsaw leads Russian cities with 220,000, New York alone includes 975,000 Jews in its population. Philadelphia has only 150,000 and Chicago 200,000. New York embraces one-thirteenth of the entire Jewish race. It includes in its population more Jews than ever before in the history of the world elsewhere at any point on the globe have been gathered together in one city. Every fourth person in New York is a Jew. Even London has only 140,000 Jews. By January 1, 1915, the Jews of the United States will reach the three-million mark, or, in other words. at that date, one out of every thirty Americans, and in the urban districts one out of every sixteen, will be a Jew.-(Estimate as prepared by "The Day.")

AMERICAN BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS FOR FOREIGN MISSIONS. The head office of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions is at the Congregational House, 14 Beacon Street, Boston, Mass. There are three district offices: (1) at the United Charities Building, Twenty-second Street and Fourth Avenue, New York City, Rev. E. L. Smith, D. D., Secretary; (2) 19 S. La Salle Street, Chicago, Ill., Rev. A. N. Hitchcock, D. D., District Secretary; (3) Mechanics' Savings Bank Building, San Francisco, Cal., District Secretary. Its officers are: PresidentCorresponding Secretaries-James L. Barton,

LL. D., Cornelius H. Patton, D. D. Edward I.. Smith, D. D. Treasurer-Frank H. Wiggin, The American Board, which is the oldest foreign missionary society in the United States, was organized June 29, 1810. During its history it has sent out over 3,000 missionaries, of whom 611 are now in service. Into the 629 churches which have been organized by these missionaries there have been received from the first 224,582 members. The total receipts from the beginning have been $44,386, 196; for year 1914, 81,081,000.

The mission fields now occupied by the board are: Mexico; Micronesian Islands; Mindanao, Philippine Islands; Japan; North China; Shansi, in Northwestern China; Foochow and Canton, in Southern China; Ceylon; Madura, in Southern India; the Marathi field of Western India; in Southern Africa, the Rhodesian Branch and the Zulu Branch; West Central Africa; European and Asiatic Turkey; Austria, Spain, Greece and Servia.

INTERNATIONAL ORDER OF THE KING'S DAUGHTERS AND SONS. Headquarters, 156 5th Ave., New York City. Officers: President-Mrs. A. H. Evans. General Secretary-Miss Clara Morehouse. Treasurer-Mrs. K. M. Farnsworth. The order is an interdenominational, religious and philanthropic society, working locally in Circles, County and City Unions, Chapters, National, State and Provincial organizations. Branches are established in thirty-two States and in eight Canadian provinces.

The objects of the order are the development of spiritual life and the stimulation of Christian activities."' It has a paid membership in all countries of 52,000. The order has established and is supporting several hundred institutions of different kinds in different localities. Its members are engaged in every form of helpful work, religious, educational and philanthropic. The badge is a small silver cross, which is also the corporate seal of the society. A monthly magazine, The Silver Cross, is the official organ of the order.

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