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THE SUNDAY HERALD. SUNDAY, TULY 13, 1890.
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IIOP1D FOR THE BALD.
Trcntmont of a Gornuin Fliyslclnn who
linn Roiniirknblo Success.
From the N. Y. Medical Journal.
Tho treatment recommended by Lassnr, of
Berlin, for nlopecia pltyrodcs and alopecia
areata lias been attended with some brilliant re
sults. According to Dr. Graetzcr's article in
the Thcmpcutischc Momttschrift, but few cases
resist the treatment, and after a few applica
tions tho downy sprouts may bo seen. Tho fol
lowing procedure is to be repeated daily:
1. Tho scalp should bo lathered well with a
strong tar soap for ten minutes.
2. This lather is to bo removed with luke
warm water, followed by colder water in abund
ance; then tho scalp is to bo dried.
3. A solution of bichloride of mercury, 1 to
000, tho menstruum being equal parts of water,
glycerine, and cologne or alcohol, is to be
4. Tho scalp is then rubbed dry with n solu
tion containing bcta-naphthol, 1 part, and ab
solute alcohol 200 parts.
f. Tho final step in the process is an anoint
ing of the scalp with an unguent containing 2
parts of salicylic acid, 3 parts of tincturo of
benzoin, and 100 pnrts of ncatsfoot oil.
Tills treatment should bo persisted in for a
period of six weeks or longer. Lassar, who, by
the way, is tho secretary geueial to tho Interna
tional Congress of this year, has done much to
awaken tho profession from tho lethar
gic state into which it had fallen in regard
to tho treatment of alopecia. Ho is reported
to have treated a thousand cases in tho manner
ROUGH ON THE BABIES.
Trcntmont to "Which They Arc Subjected by
From the Philadelphia Telegraph.
When n child in Patagonia is sick n messenger
is despatched for tho doctor, and never leaves
htm until ho comes with him. As soon as tho
doctor arrives ho looks at the sick child, and
then with much ceremony rolls it up in a piece
of skin. Ho then orders a, clay plaster, and by
this timo tho child has censed crying, soothed by
the warmth or tho skin, and so rendering still
more solid his reputation as a wisoraan. Yellow
clay is brought and made Into a thick cream
with water, and tho child is painted from head
to foot, causing him to cry again. "The devil is
still there," says tho doctor sagely, and undoes
two mysterious packages to carries; ono con
tains rhea sinews (ostrich) and the other a rattle
made of stones in a gourd decorated with feath
ers. Ho then lingers the Rinews, muttering
something for a few minutes, then ho seizes tho
rattle and shakes it violently, staring very hard
at the crying child. Then wraps it In the skin
again and it ceases crying. Again it is painted,
rattled at, and stared at, and again it cries. This
isdonofour times, and then tho cure is consid
ered complete. Tho doctor leaves tho child quiet,
enfolded in the warm Bkin, and goes his way,
having received two pipefuls of tobacco as a fee.
Strange to say tho child generally recovers, but
if it does not the doctor gets out oi the difficulty
by declaring that the parents did not keep tho
medicine skin tightly around the child and so let
the devil get back again. This is the only treat
ment sick children in Patagonia are ever known
" ' ' "
Special Excursion Tickets to Kcho
both, Del., via Pennsylvania Rail
road. With the popular favor in which Kehoboth is
held tho visitor to its sandy beach and bracing
salt air will hail with pleasure the Pennsylvania
Railroad Company's announcement that com
mencing Friday, July 11, and every Friday
thereafter during July and August, special ex
cursion tickets will be sold fiom Washington
and Baltimore at a rate of $o and $-1 respectively.
These tickets will only be good on train leaving
Washington at 11:40 A. M. and from Baltimore
at 2:30 1'. M., and are good to return within five
days, includlug day of issue. As July 19, August
2, 10, and 30 fall on Saturdav, special excursion
tickets will be placed on sale to Behoboth for
use going only on train as above, and good to
return on any train on the Monday following,
at a rate of S3 from Baltimore and ?3.50 from
This liberal concession on the part of the
Pennsylvania Bailroad Company will be thor
oughly appreciated by all those whoso limited
vacation time forbids any other recreation than
that enjoyed from Friday till Monday.
All tho leading restaurants hnvo K.Portner
Brewing Co.'s Viennn Cabinet nnd Culmbncher
Beers on draught. Call lor it and drink no other.
A Statue With a Pretty History.
From tho Liverpool Post.
The Queen has received a pen-and-ink sketch
of a statue just raised iu Germany which has
a pretty history. It is set up at Kaiserslautern
to tho memory of tho late Emperor Frederick.
Some years ago, while still Crown Prince, he
paid a visit to the hospital at Kaiserslautern,
where a number of Protestant ladies caro for
sick children. Tho Crown Prince went about
iu his kindly way, stooping his tall foim to
talk with some of tho little ones. Anion c them
was a little cripple, son of an iufantry sergeant.
The Crown Princo asked his name, and when
the little fellow shyly said it was Frederick the
Princo took his little namesako in his arms and
caressed him. Tho little boy was attracted by
tho stars and crosses which tho Crown Princo
(who was in uniform) wore on his breast and
began lingering them while tho Prince chatted
with him. This little episode was never forgot
ten nt Kaiserslautern, and when the Emperor
died they raised his statue with the little boy in
his arms plaving with the medals on his breast.
The statue, which is of bronze and a little over
life size, stands iu tho quadranglo of tho hos
pital close by tho spot where ho took up the
Weekly Excursions to Pen Mar via
In order to afford tho peoplo of Washington
opportunities of spending a day on mountain
top tho Pennsylvania Bailroad has arranged to
run weekly excursions to Pen Mar. Wednes
day is tho day fixed, and tho excursions will bo
run on each Wednesday of tho summer from
July 2 to August 27, Inclusive. Tho round
trip rato will only bo 1.50, tickets to bo good
only on tho special train in each direction. Tho
special will leave Baltimore aud Potomac Ball
road Station, Sixtli and B streets, at 8:15 A. M.,
nnd run through to the mountains via tho Bal
timore and Potomac and tho Western Maryland
railroads, leaving Pen Mar on tho return trip
at fi:37 P. M.
Pen Mar is a delightful place for a summer
day's outing, aud these weekly trips will prove
a great boon to tho citizens of Washington.
Try a case of Hourioh's Extra Palo Lager.
Tho Arlington Bottling Co., 27th and K sts. n.w.
The IiatcstThcory About Sea-siekncss
From tho Pittsburg Dispatch.
Tho causes and philosophy of sea-6ickness
have always been u great puzzle, but tho most
generally received theory at present is that
tho trouble is due to tho inequality of pressure
in tho blood vessels. In a craft tossing on tho
waves tho blood is made to How first this way
aud then that, naturally producing disturbance.
As for remedies nothing has been discovered
that is more ofTcctivo thau tho traditional piece
of salt pork on tho end of a string,
At tills season of tho year ono generally loses
his uppetito nud becomes weak, and a good
remedy is 11. Portnor Browing Co.'s celebrated
A Curious Story of tho Wny Thoy Ronchcct
From tho Gentleman's Magazine.
In a Trappist monastery in Spain, during tho
French invasion of that country in 1810, four
soldiers of Gen. Turgot's division were put to
death by tho incensed monks on account of
licentious conduct. Tho General at onco caused
the monastery to bo garrisoned, tho monks held
prisoners, and tho prior brought before him.
"You have killed four of my grenadiers," he
roared forth, "and I will, in consequence, have
you nnd nil your holy subordinates shot."
Tho prior begged pltcously forgrace. Up ex
plained that tho soldiers had treated the monks
most shamefully, until tho latter, in despera
tion, had finally turned on their tormentors,
lie, tho prior, declared himself ready to make
all possible reparation.
Now, tho General was a passionate lover of
paintings and had accidentally learned that the
monastery contained four of Murlllo's mnster
pieces. "We shall see 1" ho said. "You owe mo four
grenadiers. Give me tho same number of
Murlllos, which I know you have here, and wo
will cry quits."
Tho. poor prior was left no choice, so the four
paintings were delivered over and sent on at
once to the Genernl's picture gallery in Paris.
After tho campaign wns ovcrTurgot returned
to tho French capital. At a grand review held
soon after tho Emperor Napoleon motioned to
Turgot to come to him. "General," he said, "I
hear you possess four of Murlllo's wonderful
paintings. Will you send them to me ? You
won't be tho loser by it." There was nothing
for Turgot to do but to send tho pictures, anil
on the following day they were hung in tho
Louvre. In vain the General waited patiently
for tho promised reward. Napoleon seemed to
have forgotten it altogether. Finally, one day,
he did speak to Turgot. "I have seen your
Murlllos, General; thoy arc indeed works of art,
and I must give you your reward."
Turgot bowed low, his face beaming with
smiles. Already he saw himself made viceory
of some newly conquered country, or at least
put in possession of a field marshal's staff.
"Verthier!" cried the Emperor to a young offi
cer near him, "select four of the finest-looking
grenadiers in my guard and let them be placed
in Gen. Turgot's division. You see," he said,
turning to the lntter, "1 return to you the exact
price you paid."
SEVENTY BABIES A MINUTE.
Tho World's Annual Crop In Cradles "Would
Knclrclo tho Globe.
From the Philadelphia Telegraph.
It has been computed that between 3G, 000,000
and 37,000,000 babies arc born in the world each
year. The rate of production is, therefore,
about seventy per minute, or rather more than
one for every beat of the clock. With the onc-a-minute
calculation every newspaper reader is
familiar, but it is not every one who 6tops to
calculate what this means when it comes to a
year's supply. It will, therefore, probably
startle a good many persons to find on the au
thority of a well-known hospital writer that
could the infants of a year be ranged in line in
cradles the cradles would be overflowing, aud at
the same time extend around the world. We
have the Ingenious conclusion also that sup
posing the little ones grow up and the sexes be
equally divided we would nave an army one
hundred times larger than that of Great Britain
nnd a wife for each soldier besides.
The same writer looks at the matter in a still
more picturesque light. lie imagines the babies
being carried past a given point in their mother's
arms, one by one, aud the procession being kept
up night and day until tho last comer in the
twelfth mouth had passed by. A sufficiently
liberal rate Is allowed, but even in going past at
the rate of twenty a minute, the reviewer at his
post would only have seen the sixth part of this
infantile host after they had been passing at the
rate of 1,200 an hour during tho entire year !
In other words, the babe that had to be carried
when the tramp began would bo able to walk
when but a mere fraction of its comrades had
reached the reviewer's post, and when the
year's supply of babies was drawing to a close
there would be a rear guard, not of Infants, but
of romping six-year-old boys and girls.
He Supplies Genius With Irtens.
From Once u Week.
There is in a pretentious office building up
town in New York a gentleman with a serene
and humorous cast of face, nn erect figure, and
a smile that is as much Identified with his coun
tenance as nro his drooping glnsses and elusive
blonde mustache. His name is James Good
will, aud he is a creator of ideas. lie sells tho
ideas in the rough, makes a capital living, aud
works on conteudedly without a trace of yearn
ing for fame, yet tho famo of many carlcatuig
Ists and artists iu Now York belongs by right to
him. Artists and newspaper illustrators are
almost entirely destitute of humor, taken all in
nil, although there are one or two exceptions.
The majority of them have the ability to draw
cleverly, but tho inventive and humorous facul
ties aro not included in their mentnl nnd artis
tic make-up. These men Mr. Goodwin supplies
with ideas. His sketches aro made roughly on
brown paper and forwarded to tho different
artists regularly over' day. Tills week no less
than nine pictures iu the current issues of the
comic papers wero inspired by tho creator of
ideas, although thoy aro all signed by the
names of prominent caricaturists fii very large,
black, and prominent letters. Mr. Goodwin
declares, by tho way, that tho artists lnck as
surance more than ability, and that if thoy only
knew the trick thoy could create an idea as
easily as ho does it for them. But they do not
6eem able to find out tho Goodwia secret.
Iiivcs Ijilco a Pairy Princess.
From tho Evening World.
Mrs. Mlllals, tho famous artist's wife aud tho
ox-wife of John Buskin, lives like a royal
princess aud has a staff of artistically dressed
servants who caro for her every desire. Sho is
beautiful, accomplished, and captivating, and
is regarded as her husband's mascot. Her
Greek dosses aro poems and her poses tho per
fection of grace.
Who Is tho happy man ? The limn who
roads Tho Sunday Herald.
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PRETTY STRYCHNINE EATERS.
Tho Innocent-Looking Silver llonbonnicro
Often Contains Poison Nowurtnys.
From tho New York Sun.
Tho pretty, Innocent little silver trinkets
ladies carry so invariably and universally to tho
theatre or concert, and oven to church, arc filled
with something besides tho perfumed French
bonbons and sweets they are designed for.
Tiny harmless-looking gray lozenges are hidden
away among tho candles in the bonbonnierc,
which contain tho tiniest bit of strychnine,
about one-thirtieth of a grain. They aren't
pleasant to the taste, hut "just what the gin
cocktail or sip of abslntho is to a man tho
strychnine lozenge is to a woman. It is a tonic,
n sedative, a bracer, an oxhilnratoi nil iu one.
Three n day Is tho allowance, but if my lady is
very tired, if the sermon is unusually dull, if
tho cscoit to tho play proves to be n bore, if slio
wants her eyes to shine for some ono whose ad
miration is dear to her, the gleaming bonbon
nierc is opened more than tho regulation num
ber of times. So nccustomed do tho sweet
creatures become to the nauseating bltterncES of
the drug that they swallow it as smilingly as a
baby does a sugar plum.
MANAGING A HORSE.
If Ho Gets Cranky Give Him More of tho
Kiincics Than Ho Intended to Take.
"When a horse stops aud proposes to turn
aroand," said a liveryman the other day, "don't
resist the turn, but civo him a quiet horizontal
pull in the direction ho wants to turn, so as to
carry him further around than ho intended to
go, and, if possible, keep him going around half
a dozen times. In most cases this will upset all
his calculations, and he will go quietly on with
out much ado. If six turns will uot do give him
twenty. In fact, if ho will keep on turning to
your rein you are 6iiro to conquer, as enough
turning will certainly confuse him aud leave nun
at your command. "If ho will not turn and will
back to the rein keep him going backward in
the direction you want to go. IIo will soon get
tired of that and prefer to go with the right end
forward; but before you let him go give him de
cidedly more backing than he likes."
Hot Wtinther Causes Bail Temper.
From tho Evening World.
The season of hot-blooded wrangles over
small things is upon us. The police claim that
nearly all of the minor squabbles which occupy
the petty courts and take up the time of the
policemen without doing any particular good
are as much the result of high temperature a6
of anything else. A man who is oppressed by
the heat and stickiness of his fiat or rooms pulls
on his coat, lights a cigar, and strolls up aud
down the streets in tho evening. He takes a
drink or two, feels irritable and quarrelsome or
unnaturally gay and falls into a wranglo with
anybody, from a policeman to one of the young
women who make it a point to parade the
principal up-town thoroughfares after dark.
In the winter the same man irould spend his
time quietly at home, go to the theatre with
his wife, or play bllllnrds quietly in a respecta
ble place. In summer tho mischief which Satan
finds for idle hands to do is In full and active
A Model Pastor.
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