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BABY LIVED-MYGIENIC lllFE
Amelia Kathryn Horner.
San Francisco, Cal, Sept. 7.
Baby Anlella Kathryn Horner won a
prize for beauty and prime condition
on a diet of milk and barley water.
She was awarded the blue ribbon at
the baby show held'liere recently.
Amelia 'Kathryn Is 15 months old
and weighs 23 pounds and beyond an
occasional brief bout with her diges
tive apparatus has never been ill.
"Hygienic upbringing did it," ex
plained her parents, Mr. and Mrs. F.
G. Horner. "Not until after she was
a year old did she ever taste bread,
potatoes or soup. Nothing but milk,
barley water or lime water. Every
night at 6 o'clock she was put to bed
with a bottle of certified milk and
left -alone in the dark to go to sleep.
' -"More breadth "of diet 1s -permitted
now. In addition to the quart of cer
tified milk each day, she has pressed
beef juice, clear broth, cooked let
tuce, cooked cabbage, boiled carrots
occasionally and potatoes. Toast is ,
given her as well."
Amelia Kathryn rarely cries.
'NOTHER MURDER MYSTERY
Traces of what may be a murder
were Friday afternoon discovered by
police officers when they arrested
Patrick Kirby, a derelict, who had a
revolver in his possession and who
took the officers to the spot in Grant
Park, on the lake front, where he said
he found the gun. A pool of human
blood, partially dried up, was discov
ered and nearby a man's hat of ex
There were powder marks on the
hat, but no bullet-holes. No trace of
afbody could be found.
Kirby is being held pending a
search for the body of the supposed
victim. Police believe the corpse
..may have been cast into Lake Michi-
GIANT OR DWARF
Embedded in the hardest bone in
the body, at the base of the skull, is
a tiny body called the pituitary gland,
in many respects the most wonder
ful in the body. The' gland1 weighs
only about five grains. If this little
body is irritated or unduly stimulat
ed by a growth within the brain,
frightful deformities of all the bones
take places particularly of the face,
hands and feet. The hands and feet
grow enormous, and if tie changes
begin early enough in life the whole
body is effected, so that we have a
"giant" who grows to be seven or
.eight feet in height. Thus the "giant"
is a pathological specimen, whose
pituitary gland is diseased! On the
other hand, if this gland wastes -or
"atrophies," the body does not grow
to its proper dimensions and then we
have a "dwarf." This is the cause of
the dwarfs we See in the side show.
J the circus and elsewhere.