== November, 1893 ==

A gentleman who came all the way from London to the World’s Fair with the intention of presenting a paper showing that bread is a mischievous diet, and that if men would confine themselves to fruits and nuts they would live to be very old - long enough to see the end of the silver debate in the Senate, perhaps - met with a serious Waterloo at the hands of some ladies who questioned him.

One wanted to know why, if bread was the source of disease, babies died; and another how people in Greenland could live without bananas and coconuts.