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During the coldest night of the win
ter John Stink, a full-blooded Osage,
was induced to sleep in the office of
the Capital ho^el. It is perhaps the
nrst time he has spent a night under
the roof of a hotel or dwelling house
for many years. It is certain that it
is the first this winter, despite the ex
ceeding cold. This Indian is a pecu
liar xmaraeter, anxT therefore the rea
son for his living out of doors. As an
Csage, he is possessed of considerable
-wealth* and yet he is the poorest per
son in the world. He is nearly 50
years old, and has no relatives.
He is an outcast among his tribe.
He is supposed by his tribesmen to be
I ossessed of an evil spirit, and for this
every Indian shuns him as a viper.
This antipathy has existed for years,
and, as the story goes, has arisen
from a burial of John for dead and his
coming back to life again.
After an illness that lasted for a
long time his tribesmen thought Mm
dead and he was buried according to
the primitive customs of the Osages.
This was to cover the body wit3a
Insuranoe premiums, simple inter
est and compound interest have re
ceived unwonted attention since the
spot light of public notice was focused
on the possibilities of the vast capital
held by a life insurance company con
trolled by one man. A mathematician
has calculated that if one English
penny, or two cents American, were
put out at 5 per cent compound inter
est at the "birth of Christ it would
have amounted by the year 1810, to
more money than could be expressed
by 357,000,000 globes each equal to the
earth in magnitude, all of solid gold
cf standard quality. But if the penny
had been put out at simple interest
the amount in the same time would
have been only a little over $1.70. Car
rying the compound interest figures
on the same amount up to the year
1846 gives as a result 2,107,530,864
worlds of solid gold.
Some other compound interest fig
ures, J^eajsjfo]kws ,_Every_man. at
fifty years of age who has saved $1.25
a day since he was twenty-one years
There is much of what Matthew
Arnold styled "excessive Hebraizing"
among the Americans there is much
of Phoenician money-making and
Philistine materialism. But they have
Hellenic affinities, too, 4a their love of
freedom and novelty, In their open
minded Inventive resourcefulness,
their boundless curiosity and their
equally boundless good nature.
America has hardly yet begun to pro
duce great art or great literature of
her own on her own soil. In literature
she achieved more when her popula
tion was scant and sparse than she
has done smce she has attained her
present vast dimensions. She has
produced no later writers so good as
Fenimore Cooper and Poe and the
early Boston group, Emerson and
Hawthorne, Longfellow and Holmes
and Lowell. In them, as a subtle
critic of her own, DT. Van Dyke, says,
"the small New England nation flow-
ered." The great American nation
has not yet reached, perhaps could
hardly yet have reached, her flower
ing day. That she will do so ultimate-
A Machias brig once came on the
Irish coast thick weather, looking
for Cape Clear. The captain kept
along till noon, when he heard a bell
ringing, which rather puzzled him, for
it sounded very heavy for a ship's
bell, and could hardly be a church bell
on shore. Just then the cutter shot
out of the fog and asked if he wanted
"Pilot?" said the skippe/. "What
do I want a pilot for? I can find my
way up St. George's channel without
any rilot. What bell's that?"
'You'll want a pilot where you are,
captain. That bell is on the floating
light off Liverpool!"
"By ginger!" ejaculated the down
easter, "I've been looking for Cape
Clear ever since daybreak and here
I've overrun my reckoning 300 miles!"
Curious tales are told of the extent
to which the Nantucket and New Bed
ford whaling skippers kept their
minds on their business, regardless of
distractions. One of these, who was
Banish care and follow after!
H^ed the voice of hill and vale!
Biooks shall lead us with their laughter
All along the Winding Trail.
Leave the babel of the city.
Of the teeming, scheming marts
Mammon, deaf to prajers of Pity,
Trafficking in.human hearts!
Through the wood as we go wending
"What raie music shall be heard
i Lyrics in the sweet, unending
Confrence of bough and bird!
There the south wind softly blowing
Fans the wild rose to a flame,
And the river seaward flowing,
Signs in silver Beauty's name.
There, afar, from trade's loud clamor
Gold shaU starve the soul no more
And the flicker's rhythmic hammer
Fall upon the forest's door.
T^ HE APPEAL KEEPS IN FRONT
1It aims to publish all the news possible.
8-lt does so impartially, wasting no words.
8Its correspondents are able and energetic
Outcast from His Tribe
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A Little About Interest
America's Men of Letters
Told of Yankee Skippers
Along the Winding Trail
stones fo sufficiently prevent the
wolves from getting ,to it. He was
placed on the hill used for the burying
ground and the stones piled over him.
Eut he was not dead. His strength
returned and-he was able to wiggle
out from among the stones, and event
Since that time no Indian will have
anything to do with him. He beats
Iffb'Otft the'country surrounding Paw
huska, camping under nooks about
town when he is here, but refusing al
ways to sleep under a roof. The night
when he was induced to sleep in the
hotel office was bitter cold. The old
Indian had wandered about until he
was almost frozen, when some white
men almost forced him to go into the
hotel to stay.
The night before he had slept out
of doors under a big tree. He had a
big fire and only a little clothing. He
seems able to endure a wonderful
amount of exposure. The old Indian
seems to have no aim in life, no hope,
no pleasure. He is simply existing
rntil the entl with the stoicism of his
race.Arkansas City Traveler.
old and compounded it annually at 4
per cent is worth $25,000. Every man
at the age of fifty-five who has saved
$151 a day since he was twenty-one
years old and compounded it annually
at 4 per cent is worth $40,000. Every
man at the age of sixty years who has
saved $1.75 a day since he was twenty
one years old and compounded it an
nually at 4 per cent is worth $60,000
in ancient Athens the lowest rate of
interest was 10 per cent and the high
est 36 per cent. In Rome similarly
exorbitant rates were allowed. 'About
the year 346 B. C, however, the rate
in Rome was limited to 5 per cent
later the practice of taking interest
for money was forbidden In England
an act was put in force in 1197 lorbid
ding Christians to take interest for
money. During the reign of King
Henry VIII. there was an enactment
making 10 per cent the legal rate, but
it was repealed. From 1552 to 1624
the rate was 10 per cent. In the lat
ter Year it was reduced to 8 per cent
and the word interest was first used
instead of usury.
ly there can be little doubt.
Meanwhile, let her bethink her of
what her first, and still her most in
spired, singer calls in his exquisite
little poem, "The glory that was
Greece." For that (day she may well
prepare herself by the aid of such
teaching as Dr. Butcher conveys in
his "Harvard Lectures on Greek Sub
jects." But, indeed, the eloquent
words with which these lectures con
clude have a lesson for our race on
both sides of the Atlantic, a word at
once of warning and of encourage
ment. "It is the glory of Greek liter
ature that of all literatures it is at
once the most artistic and the most
popular. And our hope, our best hope
for the literature of the future is,
that as the democratic movement ex
tends and calls forth enlarged intel
lectual sympathies, the old Hellenic
harmony may be re-established be
tween that eternal love of beauty on
which all art and literature rest, and
that love of scientific truth which is
the dominant mark of our own age."
caught in a whale's mouth and seri
ously injured, being asked what he
thought when the whale seized him,
said he "thought she'd turn out about
Another was rowing off from shore
on the coast of South America in com
pany with five other whale ship cap
tains. Of course, the boat crews be
gan racing and the captains, giowing
excited, cheered on their men, shout
ing bets and chaffing each other. Our
skipper, however, kept mumbling to
his crew to, take it easy and let the
"It's the race who shall see Palm
er's island first that I'm bound to
win," said he, pointing to a little
bight in the shore line. "Did you
ever see that rock on the beach be
fore? Guess not. That's a cow
whale, up there, with her calf. It's
He got the whale and got the calf.
Little was said by the other ships
about the race he didn't win, but he'
won the race to Palmer's island.
There, on branches drooping lowly.
Where the rhyming waters run.
Wren and robin feel the holy,
Waim baptism of the sun.
Let us hasten! We shall follow
To the haunts of bloom and bee
Down the trail that thieads the hollow
With no guide but Fantasy.
Do not linger! Follow faster!
Flower and tree know naught of doubt!
Hear the harpists of the Master
Shake the maplefe music out!
What care we if ways be hilly,
Joy shall wait where'er we turn.
Here an orchid, there a lily,
In the shadow of a fern!
We shall pass those leafy portals.
Though the Winding Trail be Ions,
To the realm of dreaming mortals
Who would seek thte shrine of Songf^v
Herbert Bashford. to Sunset Magazine.
VOL. 21.NO. 13. ST. PAUL AND MINNEAPOLIS, MINN., SATURDAY. APBIL 1,1905.
Millionaires from time to time have
given balls so brilliant or so original
that they have beep the talk of the
country from ocean to ocean, but
none can compare in size or magnifi
cence the inaugural ball held at the
beginning of every new administra
tion. When Uncle Sam is host, with
the coffers of the United States treas
ury back of hinj, no expense is spared.
He entertains with the spirit-that ani
mates everything American with lav
The old Pension building, having
the largest floor space of any of the
government buildings, is given over
for the occasion. Two weeks are re
quired to prepare it for tne festivity
and again to get it in order for the
clerks who will resume work after the
ball is over.
The whole of the Southland is scour
ed for palms, Southern smilax and
similar greens, while roses and other
blossoms are shipped into the capital
by the thousand to grace the scene of
Naturally every woman present
wants to look her best and wants her
friends to know that she did through
the columns of the newspapers that
will chronicle the affair. Consequent
ly, if she does not wear a spick and
span new gown, made for the occa
sion she will at least choose something
eminently fitting and becoming. Sd
great is the crush that many women
fear to wear delicate or perishable fab
rics. But the woman of society has
many frocks to choose from, and be
cause a gown is not brand new is no
reason why it should not be elegant,
and the toilet, new or old, with the
sparkling jewels worn with them, adds
the final touch to the picturesque and
Every president's wife from time
immemorial has thought 'long and
hard over the momentous question
Which should it be, silk or satin, vel
\et or lace, what the color and. what
the resign? The result has always
been an elegant toilet.
Mrs. McKinley's gown, with its em
broidery of natural grapes and almost
priceless lace, cost a neat little sum,
running up in the thousands.
Mrs. Roosevelt is eminently practi
cal and she did not expend such a sum
ror -tbe-~vamty~0f a -nw-~gew?-=*t was*
very elegant, nevertheless. It is said
the pattern used to weave the brocade
was immediately destroyed after the
last yard had left the loom, so that
there was no possibility of its being
The/ brocade was of very pale blue,
with an almost invisible design of a
dove pattern and running through it
were threads of silver tinsel. The
effect was a shimmering silken fab
ric, shading from blue to silver and
from silver to blue, as the light fell
In design the gown was most artis
tic. The folds of rich satin fell away
on either side from a petticoat of the
filmiest, daintiest Mechlin lace. This
etende up the front of the gown,
forming the corsage trimming, only an
^eing of tulle finishing it at the neck,
-\here Mrs. Roosevelt wore an orna-
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jent of diamonds and pearls. From
the front of Mechlin was a bertha of
I.oint applique which fell in graceful
folds over the shoulders. The gown
was made in the princess style at the
back and sides and the long side
seams were finished with an embroid
ered vine pattern done in threads of
silver. Around the hem of the gown
and extending up the folds of it was a
more elaborate vine pattern in silver.
A rope of pearls and ^diamond orna
ments finished Mrs. Roosevelt's effect
Mrs. Fairbanks- was, as might be ex
pected, elegantly gowned. Being a large
woman, Mrs. Fairbanks can wear be
comingly very elaborate and ornate
gowns, and hers have. always been
among the most elegant seen at the
In this instance her gown -yas of
white satin duchesse, embroidered at
Intervals with roses of the natural
size in threads of gold. Gold was in
troduced in the trimming by revers of
cloth of gold, ornamented with lace.
These extended over the snouldera
and ran down to a fine point at the
They opened over cas-1
Magnificent Costumes Worn at
President Roosevelt's Inaugural Ball
cades of lace ruffles, which also ex
tended the entire length of the skirt,
making a petticoat effect, the heavy
satin falling away in rich folds on the
sides. The lace was a Brussels ap
plique, and the design tiny bowknots
and marguerites. Mrs. Fairbanks'
jewels were diamonds and pearls.
Mrs. Chaffee, whose husbande is
chieJL VMaS$L to
army, wor a
unique and handsome gown of white
satin. While' in 3hina Mrs. Chaffee
had the pattern "of chrsanthemums,
which adorns it, especially embroid
ered for her, thereby getting a finer
specimen of needlewoik than is usu
ally offered for sale in the markets.
A graceful pattern of the flower typi
cal of the Celestial kingdom extends
all over the front of the gown, form
ing a panel down the front of the
sfeirtr which- w4d^^**"~iiN nears~4fce
hem, and on either side of which are
soft folds by a cluster of small tucks
at the hips on either side.
A dainty picture was made by Miss
Josephine Durand, daughter of the
British ambassador, whose charm is
that of the English woman of delicacy
and refinement, her dignity and dainti
ness combined amounting almost to
quaintness, which was acentuated at
the ball by her simple gown of white
tulle. It was made with a full skirt
shirred round the hips and ornament
ed round the hem by a lattice trim
ming of siver tinsel. Silver passe
menterie and strands of pearls orna
mented the bodice, a touch of color
being given by tiny wreathes of pink
rosebuds. Her coiffure was also orna
mented by the tiny wreaths, making
a girlish effect very attractive.
Perhaps no one among the Cabi
net ladies dressed more richly or
tastefully than Mrs. Morton, wife of
the Secretary of the Navy. Secretary
and Mrs. Morton have leased one of
the'handsomest homes in the fashion
able section and are constantly enter-
taining. Here they presented this
winter their debutante daughter, Miss
Pauline Morton, unquestionably the
most popular debutante of the season,
and when Mr. and Mrs. Morton are
not entertaining for her and her
young associates, they are giving func
tions for their own friends. They are
among the most sought after mem
bers of Washington's four hundred,
and the boom they have given to the
navy circle is remarked on all sides.
With money, position and good taste,
everything they do socially is correct,
and no less Mrs. Morton's manner of
dressing. Her gown at the ball was
an example of this. As usual, while
elegant, "it was characterized by its
The material was "the new, soft,
clinging satin brocade, in this case
called silver brocade. The ground
was of white, brocaded in large con
ventional roses, also in white Be
tween these were little French button
roses In silver. The skirt was made
opening over a petticoat of tulle pail
leted in silver. The bodict was drap
ed and finished around the top with
a wide bertha of rose point lace. The
prettiest detail of the gown was the
sleeves. They were made of puffs of
satin, with a puff of pailletted tulle
inserted in them and held in place by
coils of cloth of s'lver, ending in ro
settes finished in the center with a
rhmestone ornament. A dog collar
of pearls and diamonds and pearls
was worn by Mrs. Morton.New
IN PRAISE OF ABSTINENCE.
Woman's Witty Remark Deserved to
Have Made a Convert
"The most brilliant Woman in
Rome," said a cosmopolitan, "is the
Marquise de Monstiers-Merinville
She is the daughter of the late W. S
Caldwell of Kentucky.
"The Marquise de Monstiers-Merin
ville, besides being brilliant, is of a
religious, spiritual turn of mind. She
cially she hates excess in drinking.
"A young English baronet at
tempted at dinner one evening to quiz
Mme. de Monstiers-Merinville a little
on her rigid and Puritanical ideas.
Lifting up a glass of crisp champagne,
'What harm madam, can ensue
from a drink so beautiful and clean?'
'Much harm,' replied the marquise
"'Ah, no,' said the Englishman.
*Wine is good. It is a tonic. It makes
blood. It makes you fat.'
'I have seen it make you lean,'
said the marquise, and, as the Eng
lishman, puzzled, looked at her with
elevated brows, she smiled, and add
'On your stick.'"
J. Hampton Moore, the new chief of
the Bureau of Commerce and Labor,
is noted in Philadelphia for his per
spicacity. Slim, quick, bright-eyed,
Mr. Moore has the appearance of a
young man of elegance and leisure.
He is, instead of that, a hard and suc
cessful worker, and in Philadelphia
his' advice upon financial matters is
A young woman, the other day, said
to Mr. Moore:
'I have inherited $25,000. I hesi-
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tate whether to invest this money in
government bonds, which pay only 3
per cent., or in Zaza gold mine stocks,
which pay 15 per cent. What do you
advise me to do?"
Mr. Moore smiled.
"If you want to dine well," he said,
"choose the gold mine investment.
But choose the othr,if you want to
"What'd you do," asked Ruffon
Wratz, *'ef somebody wuz to die an'
leave ye a million dollars?"
"One thing I'd do said Goodman
Gonrong, "'d be to give you a bath
an' new suit o' clothes, an' then I'd
hire ye fur me valley."
"Ye durned 'ristocrat!"
"Ye ongrateful hound!"
The ^ubsequ*"t fight is said by tht
spectators to nave been one of the
fiercest on record.
At a dinner party in Washington,
which was attended by some of the
nost p*omineirt men in the national
capital, one of the diners remarket
that he once sat in the "Union League
2lub in New York with Roscoe Conk
ling, Chester A. Arthur and seeral
other distinguished gentlemen, who
had been carefully educated in relig
ious families, and that none of them
was able to name the twelve apostles.
"That's easy," said a Senator, brash
ly, beginning, "Matthew, Mark, Luke
and John, bless the bed that I lie
on, Paul, the two Jameses, Jude, Bar
nabas" Here he stopped with some
"Timothy," suggested a major gen
eral, who is a vestryman in an Episco
"Nonsense," answered a Senator.
"Timothy was a disciple of Paul. He
wasn't one of the twelve apostles."
"Nicodemus," suggested one of the
"Jeremiah," said another.
"Julas was one of the Apostles,"
In one of Count Tolstoy's earlier
stories, "The Wood-Felling," the nov
elist characterizes the Russian soldier
as follows: "A Russian soldier's
spirit does not rest on easily inflam
mable enthusiasm which cools quick
ly, like the courage of southern na
tions it is as difficult to inflame him
as it is to depress him. He does not
need scenes, speeches, war ciTes,
songs and dramas on the contrary,
he needs quiet, order and an absence
of anything affected. In a Russian, a
real Russian soldier, you will never
find any bragging, swagger or a de
sire to befog or excite himself in a
time of danger on the contrary, mod
esty, simplicity and a capacity for see
ing in time of peril something quite
else than the danger are the distinct
ive features of his character.
"I have seen a soldier wounded in
the leg, who in the first instant
thought only of the hole in his new
A prospector for gold in the Sudan,
an Englishman, writes thus of some of
the characteristics of the people of
that region: '*The natives are keen
sportsmen and good stalkers, and re
srect a good shot. The different
tribes are innumerable, the typical
Sudanese being a fine, strapping man,
but with peculiarly thin legs. Among
themselves the men are gods and the
women beasts of burden. They are
comparatively intelligent and soon
learn if handled properly. If a man
hurts himself in any way the others
look upon it as a huge joke. One in
cident in this connection is worthy of
record. A crocodile had been shot,
but, though apparently .dead, was not
quite so. A servant started to skin
it. The beast opened his mouth and
snapped at him, but fortunately only
caught one of his fingers, which he
tcok clean off below the knuckle. The
other natives yelled and danced Vith
delight. The man never murmured.
Two Denver men have just patented
an electrical device that promises to
bring fame and fortune to them. They
are Gaines M. Allen, an attorney, and
S. M. Cawker, a gentleman w^o has
a turn for mechanics, and their device
is an electrical rocking chair. It can
be attached to any ordinary rocking
chair and is so arranged that the chair
does not appear unlike the chair seen
in every house. Under the seat is
placed a small dynamo about as large
is two fists. To this is attached two
brass rods, miniature walking beams,
which operate the dynamo when the
hair is rocked.
In other words, the rocking of the
zhair causes the rods to move back
nd fortht and they set the dynamo in
motion. "Concealed wires lead from
the dynamo to the arms of the chair
tnd to receive the electricity one has
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4It is the organ of ALL Afro-Americans.
5It is not controlled by any ring or clique.
6It asks no support but the people's.
Couldn't Name the Apostles
Prototype of "David Harum
One of the quaint characters who
formerly lived at Hempstead was Ol
iver Hendrickson, says the Brooklyn
Eagle. He was a great lover of
horses and something of a veterina
rian. Daily and hourly he murdered
the king's English. His favorite
simile was, "Jess so with a hoss."
He was once heard to say that he
never (failed to notice the "physician"
in which a horse laid down.
A neighbor of Oliver's had a horse
of which he was very fond and which
he permitted Oliver to use at frequent
intervals. On one occasion the own
er's little son went driving with Oli
ver and much to the latter's disgust
kept nestling about in his seat, asking
to handle the reins and urging his
companion to let the horse go at top
speed. Returning, Oliver told the
lad's father that he was the most" uis
restless" boy he ever saw.
The owner of the horse soon after
was seized with a serious illness and
far.*a~time JBfaa. near death, ^.JQJiver-
Told of Russian Soldier
Inhabitants of the Sudan
Electricity in a Rocker
.40 PEU EAE.
meekly came from a voice in the cor
"I'll be blamed if he was. He was a
disciple," came the curt reply.
"Weren't the disciples and the Apos
tles the same thing?" inquired the
meek voice, getting a snade bolder.
Bartholomew was suggested and
accepted by several.
"What's the matter with Peter?" ex
claimed a modest young member of
the diplomatic corps, who had hitherto
"How many does that make?" some
body asked, and they counted up ten
for sure, with as many more doubt
"Let's look in the Bible," suggested
another, and the Good Book was over
hauled in vain. Then an encyclopae
dia was appealed to, but it was not en
tirely satisfactory, for it included
Thomas and Andrew in the list, and
the justice of the Supreme court and
two of the Senators were positive
that Andrew was not an Apostle. All
of which teaches the great usefulness
and need of Sunday schools.
looked after the horse carefully dur
ing his neighbor's illness. Occasion
ally he would call at the sick man's
house to report conditions at the
stable. On such occasions he would
tell his friend's wife that so aid so
had made an offer for the horse in the
event of the owner dying. "But," said
Oliver, "I told 'em they'd have to bid
higher'n that I am going to look out
for the widder" Cheerful conversa
tion that for a woman who knew she
might be widowed any day.
After a time the sick maD recov
ered, and when he was out Oliver
calmly told him: "I was dieadful
'fraid ye was goin' to die, Mr. C
but I never let your wife know how
scairt I was. I kept her courage up,
I tell ye."
Another remark of Oliver's to a
horse owner was: "I kin cure 'most
anything in a horse, but ye must nev
er let one of yours get a foundry on
him I can't never cure that." Of
sheepskin .cloak, and an artillery out
rider, who, creeping beneath a horse
that was killed under him, began un
buckling the girths to save the saddle.
Who does not remember the incident
of the siege of Gergebel, when the
fuse of a loaded bomb caught fire in
the laboratory? An artillery sergeant
ordered two soldiers to take the bomb
and throw it into the ditch and the
soldiers did not run to the nearest
spot, by the colonel's tent, which
stood near the ditch, but took it far
ther on, so as not to wake the gentle
man asleep in the tent. The men
were consequently both blown to
"I remember also how in the expe
dition of 1852, something led a young
soldier while in action to say that be
thought the platoon would never es
cape. And the whole platoon angrily
attacked him for such evil words,
which they did not like even to re-
"Very friendly are the natives,
ti eating an Englishman with great re
spect. Some of the tribes, however,
are quite scared at the sight of a
white man, and several of the ex
tremely small villages were deserted
on our approach. Usually, on a
stranger's arrival in a village, the
sheik comes forward and welcomes
one, orders an 'augrib' (native bed
stead) for one's use, and over a cup
of coffee or bowl of sugar-water en
tertains his guest. Th# sheiks are, on
the whole, a very fine race of men and
in courtesy of manner compare with
the most polished European.
"On leaving the village the sheik
usually walks at the head of one's
hore, accompanied by bis two or
three chief men, and, en reaching the
outskirts of his village, po.nts out the
way to the next halting place, grasps
ycu hand to wrist, and thus you bid
farewell to one of nature's own gen
only to rest the hands and arms on
the arms of the" chair.
A gentle rocking sends a gentle
current of electricity through the body
of the person in the chair. A more
rapid rocking increases the strength of
the current, but no matter how vio
lent the rocking the current generated
will not be strong enough to cause any
injury. For those who need electrical
treatment the chair will be a boon,
for the treatment may be taken while
reading or resting. Attached to the
dynamo is a covered wire ending in
a cylinder, which may be taken out
and used to send a current through
the face or any portion of the body
which needs special treatment.
The inventors believe they can
manufacture the chair at little more
cost than an ordinary rocker and Ihey
expect soon to put it on the market..'
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