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The Danger Before Us

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Nc have already alladed to the importance of housekccpers paWna more aUentjoo to the kind of lakin powder used in l.'.ivcninir thi-ir bread. This Is a matter to whlcf) we tannot draw attention too oftea, beetuae it issomethinowlucli mvolves the most serlous const quences to the genera] body of mankind, lemperance apostles tel) us- and there is ampie foundation for the statement- that there is dlsease, both moral and physical In the intoxlcattng cup; and in tüe same way there is disease, slow perhaps, but certain, in the linie and alum leavening agents employed in many of tbc homes on this continent. No pnnUbraent Is too severe for tbose manufacturera wlio place these poiaonous ilum and linie bnkiiiK powders before the public with the assurance that they abe pure and wholesome articles. In the relief of the ti-utli of sucb statements socb bakinj; powders are largely used in the preparation of food and In this way the polsonous ingredler.ts are taken Into the system without a suspicion of their presence. By and by come spells of headache, distress In the stomach, loss of appetite, a lluttcring of the heart; the child is seized with an apparently causelera congh. The continr of the stomach is Jestroyed, perliaps; one of the vital organs is rendered ilmost useless; the kldneys are attaeked with Bright's disease. The heiilth of tiie child is irreparably broken down; the adule becomes a chronic invalid, These ure the doingsof the modern che.ip baking powders that are composed of linie and alum, or that oontafn sulpburlc or phosphatic acids. In view of these fiets surely all housewives should esercise the care that i?, we know, now exercised by some In the selection of a proper band of baking powder. She who does not do so, whetber the neglect is the result of ignorance or recklessness, cannot free herself Trom the responsibility for the bealth, perhaps life, thereby endangered. Koboiuewlfe need be ignorant of the quality and compositlon of the article which she uses to leaven her bread, biscuit and cake. The official reports of the government chemsts, who arecertainly unprejudiced, have been published and show very clearly the (juality and strength of ali the baking powders in the market. The Uoyal Baking Powder, which is accessible at every band, la reported absolutely free from linie, nlmn, phosptiatlc acid, or any injurious Ingrediënt. It is further stated bv the most eminent authorities on food hygiëne that food leavened with it is more wholesome than wheu raised by auy other method. lts use is therefore to be commended. It Is to be regrelted that no other baking powder, when there are so tnany in the iiüirket, some of whicli will lind their way into use, is free trom all of these substances. The official analysis assure us. however, that all except the Hoyal contain either lime or alum. The housekeeper who regards the hcaltli of her loved ones should not only order the Royal, bat make personal exBtnlnation to be sure that no other brand is sent her in its place. Young lady (icily) - " You are on my train, sir. Can you notsee? " Gentleman (liumbly)- " Pardon me I was bliiuied by yoiir beauty. " Young lady (sweetlv - ' Do not permit me to cliscomtnodi1 you, sir. It is uothIng; I assure. Moral: Tiuth may be mility, but au HEree:ible lie eet thora all Hm anmp