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have written the superintendent of the hospital,
thoy have suffered no return of the old symp
toms. All patients who leave the institution are
asked to make regular reports of their condi
tion. All of them are warned against going back
to their old life with the idea that they are com
pletely cured. As far as possible they must
continue '.he regimen of the sanatorium.
As soon as the consumptive arrives at Ray
I.rook he is made to realize the value of fresh
air. Except for the hours that he takes his
meals he is practically outdoors. He goes to
bed at SJ o'clock and the big windows of his
r<:om are thrown wide open. It nuikes no dif
ference whether the thermometer is 40 above or
4(> below zero. At G o'clock in the morning an
attendant closes the windows and turns on the
steam, so that the patient may dress In a warm
room. A bugle sounds at 7:15 o'clock, and the
patients rise and bathe.
Breakfast is at 8 o'clock, and by 9 the pa
tients are out on the veranda, seated in reclin
ing chairs and wrapped in blankets. Unless the
day be (specially tempestuous, they remain
there, except for dinner and supper, until bed-
HAULING IN HIS MAX
in training for the coming struggle with Mr.
Wells, who will be the tish, Mr. Naething has
t< stod his skill >>:i several swimmers, and has
succeeded in overcoming their strength. The
photograph lim s nol ahow the fishing line very
clearly, but the strain on the rod is apparent
time. A luncheon in tin- form of a glass of
miik is served on thi- veranda In the morning
at 10 o'cloc '.:, in the afternoon at o and at S
o'clock, Dinner Is at 1, and supper at G o'clock.
In the worst cases patients are permitted to
sleep on the veranda, well blanketed and "'hot
water bagged," to guard against a chill.
For the purpose of providing especially against
relapse in the graduates of the sanatorium, its
o!iU-ials have secured the co-operation of char
itable organizations in various cities of the
UNCLE SAM'S EMPLOYES AT WASHINGTON DISTRIBUTING VAST PILES OF FREE SEEDS TO VOTFRS
fine Senate last week rejected Senator Lodge's effort to end the fro.- seed abuse -in.l aeconUnchr c«». .. •"■«•■*-.-£. OrSiSDIs 1U \ OTr.R>.
tPbotosTai ■ by — B. i;.x i r.e a).
NEW-YORK TRIBUNE ILLUSTRATED SUri'LKMKNT.
THE HUMAN FISH DIVING OFF.
A mcmhfT of the New-York Athletic Club preparing to give Mr. Xaethlni? an>! his Un md rod a
little practice. The fishline has been tied to a sort of halter on the swimmer* a head.
State in obtaining the outdoor employment for
those that need it. Most of th; 1 inmates of the
Ray Brook hospital are poor and must get work
the moment they k ( > away. If they have former
ly been employed indoors they an.- told they
must change th>'ir work, and efforts arc made
to secure positions for ih--m wht-n- they will not
be under a root.
Besides free patients, those who arc willing t'»
pay £7 a week are ad nitted to the Ray Br< oh
The statute establishing the Ray Brook Hos
pital permits of private gifts to its work. Dr.
John H. Pryor is th< superintend nt
THE TRIE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT.
Dr. William E. Huntington, the new presi
dent of Boston University, in bidding farewell
to a group of upper classmen on the day of their
departure for the holidays, urged temperance
ami restraint upon th m humorously,
"Don't be like a certain little Brookllne boy,"
s:;M Dr. Huntington. "This boy ate s.> much
mince pie on Christmas Day that he b<
pale and < nld, and beads of perspiration ap
peared on his brow and upper lii».
"Nevertheless, he continued to eat pie, tho-.—h
every now and then a of pain escaped
"Finally, hLs mother, perceiving his condition,
rose and led him from the table.
" 'Why, Willie, 1 she said. *you have eaten so
much mince pie that it has made you ill. I
shall have to send for Dr. Brown."
"The boy struggled to return to the festive
" 'If you're sending for the doctor, mayn't I
have another piece of pie?' he said. 'It won't
make any difference, you know.' "
A NOVEL COSIEST.
"Man Fishing" Competition at the
New-York Athletic Club.
' Man fishing" is just now interest!
'>:" the New-York Athletii Club more than any
other kind n[" angling. In the suit:.;! ing pool
of the clubhouse there have ap]
■■•:>■ of the d <•[•." which at times have
more formidable for a fisherman than
•■.: hei the shark.
As a i: att( r of fat t the Bah are only el i
: i w hich has t ■■ n iv . .
the ■ Ibb aft* r a lapse of many years.
'Mi : til -r." indeed, i- 1 nothing more ■
than a land and water striiir^l>- between tw..
men. One is the "flah," the other the fish
The "Qsh" wt ars a s«>; t of halter on his head, to
v hi < h . i the fish< n . and, after
swin ming to the n ldd!e of Uv pool, be awaits
Ihe signal. When that is given the fisherman
fegrins to reel in, and the fish" to nghi be b
by swimming i:. the othei direction. Generally
the "fish" Hi a on his t acl so that he < an wat h
his foe. The ftsherrran must pull bis
. . .
a seven foot pole, within a certain I
irit defeat. If bis pole <>r line is broken in the
contest li- is also vanquished The "fish* 1 most
combat the fisherman solely l>y swimming, and
Is not allowed to touch the Una or the siJes
or bottom of the pool.
The cause of the revival of "man fishing"
among the clubmen Ls the challenge of one mem
ber that he could haul in the strongest swim
mer that might be pitted against him. The
challenger is Charles P. Naethlns, and it l^v
pened In this -way: Mr. >»;u>thtnsj was teljjj
one night at the clubhouse some tarpon Zsh
stories. Every May Mr. Naethtng goes alcd[
the east coat of Florida looking for the t&
game fish of those waters, and he told his hea£
ers that he had often caught M SMI as seyej
tarpon In a day, and that he had landed cz»
that weighed 10S pounds after a twent7-!»7j
minute struggle. lie had also caught a shark
he said, that weighed 347 pounds
"But I bet you cant catch \VeI!3," intern*—
ed one clubman, who then told hoy.* Frederic!
J. "Wells, one of the club's prize swimmers, lai
baffled every fisherman who had ever tack!« 4
him. In reply Mr. Hsjßtl ltt hi 3 -tenerj
feel his muscle, and after watching them opes
their eyes, he said:
"I'll try Wells, and in spite of his recori X
know I can land him."
A mutual friend sought out Mr. Wells, sj^
the contest was arranged for February 25, ta
be held in the swimming pool of the •boos*
Some of the details of the match are still ia ths
air, but they will no doubt be settle to ti»
satisfaction of both ""fish" and fisherman beTars
As the conditions of the contest stand now,
Mr. Naething will use a seven-foot •■".heart
rod, a twenty-four strand line that breaks at
forty-two pounds, and the limit off the struggls
will be twenty minute*. Be will wear a belt
with a pouch for the butt of the rod. and ha
will be able to walk up and down the five-foot
floor at the end of the pool. He will have ta
pull Mr. Wells from the centre of the pool to
within seven feet of the e-]g«. a distance of
about thirty feet.
Mr. Naething realizes- that h>? will have 1
harder task with Mr. Wells on the end of his
line than he ever had with a tarpon or a shark.
Ewn out of his natural elemen: mar. proves hU
superiority over other forms r>f life. Thocji
a man is physically weaker than a fish of tb»
same weight, he has mental powers which mor»
than make up th? difference. For example, a
tarpon of 150 pounds can drish forward "»ith
such force as to break a IHO-ponnd llr.e, and a
shark of the same weight a 2>»-pou:id list
Few nun have been able to break a ."••'- pound
line. Neverjheless. a man dr>es not waste his
strength. As Mr. Xaething says:
"As soon as a tarpon swallows the *poon baft
it practically goes crazy. It thrashes about, and
so wears it-flf out. A man uses his stren^ti
only v.hen h>=- hns to He lies on his back,
with his feet toward the fisherman, and watches
his every move. When the fisJiPrrr.an WO
hardest he paddles hardest, and if as strong 33
?ome men ho can break an ordinary tarpon Ek,
It is a t-st of endurance, to s*e whether feU
lees and aims are stronger than th j arms asd
hack of tho fisherman. On the oth^-r hand, til
fisherman wants to guard against fulling I
too hard, and must be careful to reel out whe
his 'fish' lunges.*"
Mr. Wells fifteen years ago defeated '.V lliaa
H. Chesohoroush In two successive contests a
month apart. The first was limited to half a
hour, ami an eighteen strand line, whi' h brate
at twenty-eight pounds, was used. Mr. WeES
broke the line at the end of twonty-eisht into
utes. The second • ■ test provided for a twenty
one strand line, breaking- at thirty-five pound*
and an hour for the struggle. Mr. Wrl's at tie
end of f»>rty minutes broke the rod off m foot
from the butt. Mr. Wells weighs about 163
Charles F. Naething, the fisherman, is presi
dent of the Naethins-Leslie Tiling Company, cJ
No. 1,123 Broadway. Frederick J. Wells, tis
•fish." is associated with Strange & Bra. tU
wholesale ribbon house, of No. Ps Princ*-st
Both are old members of the New- York Athkth