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THE REPUBLIC: SUNDAY. JULY 26, 1903.
This dreadful Summer disease takes away
thousands cf children annually.
"DEAD HAUL" TONNAGE CAUSES FREIGHT
TRAFFIC TO TREND TOWARD THE SOUTH.
Illinois Central, Louisville and Xashville and Southern Railways, Wit h Other Linos Developing the Re
sources of the Mississippi Valley, Are Duildinj; Tp Industries and Increasing the Exports From
Gulf Ports Day of East and West Systems Is l'asing.
It's a general good-natured feast of bargains. Now that we are back and set
tled in our old quarters we're going to give a little "house-warming affair. We
will entertain you to-morrow with values such as it was never your good fortune
to witness before. Prices reduced for the occasion. New stocks arranged for
special display. Surging crowds expected.
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NEXT PONTIFF AH ITALIAN.
Palatinate Couiit at Papal Court
New York, July 23. The general opinion
that the successor of Pope Leo XIII m be
none other than an Italian was upheld by
Charles Astor Bristtd of Lenox. Mass., who
held for some ear and up to the Pole's
death the honorary position In the Papal
Court in the Vatican in Kome of Palatinate
Mr. Bristed arrived with his family on
the North German Lloyd liner Fneaerich
"The last time I bad a personal audience
with his Holiness," said Mr. Bristed, "was
Sunday. April 26.
"On that dav the Vatican was visited by
:0O French agriculturists and about IlO
other pilgrims, My audience win mm was
: ten minutes auration.
'He lmnrtsfeed me as havimr his usual
keeil "Insight into tne affairs of the world.
Tee audience with him was delightful."
"You have passed a large part of your
life in Kome. Do jou think you will re
turn? Will you resume your post at the
"I shall probably visit Rome again, of
count, sio ir as a reappointment to the
Papal Court is concerned, the position which
I hUed Is as a rule renllea with the same
"In your opinion, what strength would
Cardinal Gibbons have to become Pope?"
"Cardinal Gibbons would have no chance,
not being an Italian. I regard it as cer
tain that no Cardinal will be choitn un
less he be an Italian. It is an unwritten
"How is France regarded by the Vat
ican7" "Prance is true to the Catholic faith.
Outside France itself the truth thereof be
comes manifest. Why! Outside Its own
borders France is a champion of the
"She takes the greatest possible Interest
in the Catholic missions of the East. She
extends a helping hand to those In Turke
and Arabia and In other countries of the
Orient, and those In charge of them look
upon France as their best protector. France
finds it to "her inestimable benefit to do this.
It gives her great prestige."
The speaker credited Kaiser Wilhelm with
desiring the election of an Italian Pop;.
The Kaisei." he said, "realties that the
prospects of any German Cardinal becom
ing Pope are practically nil. Therefore he
desires the election of an Italian Cardinal
to tbe papal throne. lather than the elec
tion of a French Pore. He will undoubted
ly exert whatever Influence he can to keep
any French prelate from ascending the
throne of St. Peter.
'France would be enabled to extend her
prestige with the missions more than ever
and would In countleefc ways benefit from
the election of a Pope from its own clergy.
With an Italian Pope the German interests
would certainly thrive as well as now, at
least, and ery probably develop, but with
a French Pope It would be doubtful.
"Pope Leo XIII was a wonderful diplo
mat. I regard his greatest feat as the re
storing of the church to Its former position
In Germany. His policy was a quiet and
mavbe an easy-going policy, yet with it he
overcame the great Bismarck,
men of his time and one of the greatest
men of his age."
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tuid in a few days cured absolutely."
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ILLINOIS CENTRAL'S ADVANCEMENT IN BRIDGE COXSTRITTION SHOWN IN
OVER THE OLD-STYLE TRESTLE WORK.
To the enormous cost of what in railway
parlance is known as "dead haul trafn&"
the South and Southwest owe much of their
While expense-reducing factor?, such as
lessening grades, straightening curves and
cars, of greater carrying capacity and en
gines of greateer hauling power, are intro
duced. In the operation of a road they have
but little counteracting influence on the tre
mendous slice which the necessity of bring
ing empty cars from one terminus to an
other takes out of the earnings.
Under the conditions of close competition
which exist in the East and West the
"dead-haul" problem soon became recog
nized as an almost Insurmountable obta
cle. as long as It existed, to the realization
of traffic officials' dreams wherein, when
ever a wheel turns the road earns some
thing. Gradually it was understood that If a
train carrying 750 tons of freight between
tbe terminal points of the road, must ba
brought tack empty, the read did not earn
the freight charges on the To1) tons, but
under those conditions only the charges
on CT3 tons, as nothing was made on the re
turn trip, which in fact was a dead 10S3
to the company and halved the profits.
This has been the situation which the
trafflc department of the East and West
lines have been studying for some time.
While their trains for the West to the.East
have been loaded and the business in that
direction is enormous, the tonnage to the
West from the East, has been comparatively
light, and as a result It has become neces
sary that many trains heavily laden from
the West for the East have to be rushed
back empty to handle this traffic
STEAMSHIPS GIVEN REBATES.
To overcome this, rebates have been gien
steamship companies for their traffic ani
considerable rate-cutting has been done,
but without avail. Until there is as much
demand for Eastern goods as for Western
this condition will continue to exist.
As a result, railway capitalists began
looking over the ground where the neces
slty for a "dead haul" would not be so
It was found In the Mississippi Valley.
Cotton, lumber, suear cane and early veg
etables, in addition to fruit, would be loaded
on the train coming north whll the South
had a steady market for the finished prod
ucts of the N'ortn a well as Its coal.
All that wa required was confidence in
While the difficulties In secyring labor,
building dikes and bridging rivers had to
be contended with, as well as the lack of
development along the line", they were
more than counterbalanced by three future
possibilities which have beccme fact's.
First, the absence of a "dead haul"; sec
ond, that along the river all of the lines
would be low grade; third, the Gulf of
Mexico offered almost if not quite as good
an export port as Xew York.
The second consideration, that of a low
grade line, is almost as Important as the
When it is realized that on a 1 tier cent
crade It is necessary to lift the train a
fraction over fifty feet for every mile
traveled, and to do this requires manv times
mor- power than that required to haul It
over the tratk and a commensurate ex
pense in coal, weai and tear on the ma
chinery and labor: further, that when the
top of the grade ha been reached and the
descent commences It costs almost as much
to hold a heavy train In check as It did to
pull It to the top the necessity, of cutting
down the grades and advantages of a low
grade road for heavy traffic are evident.
HAULING COST OF FREIGHT CAR.
Roughly speaking and Including only the
natural cost of operating, the hauling of
a freight car one mile Involves an ex
penditure of 6H cents; this does not in
clude the Interest on the valuo of the freight
car, the Interest on the money Invested Jn
the road reprefented In the car, and n.
multitude of other expenses, but only the
actual cost of coal for the engine and train
labor. This coet is materially increased on
a high-grade road.
Computing on this basis, It will be seen
that the cost of brirtglng a train of
"emptied' from Xew York to Chicago
amounts to a large sum, and when it is real
ized that not one. but many trains, are
returned from thj East empty, the motive
for building lines on which this was not so
necessary is obvious.
For this reason It is generally blleved
that the day of the ascendency of the east
and west line Is waning and the future
great systems will be those running north
Among the first to recognize and avail it
self of the possibilities of the South was
the Illinois Central.
The Illinois Central Railroad and its sis
ter corporation, the Yazoo and Mississippi
Valley, cover a territory of about 5,0u0
These lines from the north, the south and
the east converge toward St, Louis, giv
ing track connection to Chicago on the
north. Louisville on the east. Memphis and
Xew Orleans on the south, as well as the
By the reduction of grades, the Introduc
tion of block signals and the use of heavy
rails and stone ballast, the Illinois Control
has brought itself to the front rank of the.
roaas entering ol. ijouis.
In the last few years large expenditures
have been made on this road In the way of
reducing grades, double tracks and the
construction of new lines In order that the
route between St. Louis and other points
be shortened and to increase its track ca
pacltv for business.
On "the north the grades on the Chlcago
St. Louis line have been reduced between
Clinton and St. Louis to X feet per mile
and are In process of reduction between
Clinton and Chicago to 3) feet per mile.'
Formerly the grades were of a maximum
of 53 feet per mile . The cost of this work
will be In the neighborhood of JjM.000.
REDUCING SOUTHERN' GRADES.
Southward the grades are being reduced
from 43 feet per mile to 26 feet, which with
the construction of new lines connecting
with East Cape Girardeau and between
Padueah and Cairo will give this company
a line of the lowest grade entering St.
The branch line to Thebes, with the new
bridge under construction over the Missis
sippi, will make directly tributary to BL
Louis a large country In the Southwest.
By tbe nw lines under construction th
distance between thee rclnts i reduce!
from 13t to 13 miles. In addition to the ad
vantages accruing irem the recuc'.iun of mo
These new lines, with the wonderful de
velopment of the Yazoo ar. 1 Mississippi h1
ley Railroad Company in the Mississippi
Delta, radiating Its lines, as 11 has dor.", in
e-very direcuon through that licli cottcn ..ml
sugar ilitnct. mak tribufry to it. Louis
eery variety of product that the country
affords, and in unlimited quantifier.
In connection with the development thnt
has been pushed by the lliinoi. Central,
mention should be made of the tlouhI,--tracking
of the line from Chicago to Ful
ton, a distanc of 116 -nile. and from Ful
ton to Memphis a double track Is bcin-j
Between Memphis and Xw Orleans the
two roads own tncethi;'" what constitutes a
double track to Jackson. Mi . from whi-h
point a second track is under construction
u, Xew Or'.ear.s. a distance of 1S3 miles
The Illinois Central, exclusive- of 1s sif
ter corporation, srent nearly f .OMCW fur
repairs on its track alone during the year
Another lire which has taken a front
ftlac in the new recime of north and south
ines is the Louisville and Xashville. which
h;.s taken a leading part in the development
cf the South.
Tbe total n,llage of thl- road is S.132
rrllc". and It furnished a valuable lin from
St Louis to Xashville and Xw Orleans.
Especially in and around Birmingham.
Ala . has th L. & X. done much townrd
developing the iron mines and interesting
various Industrie in the possibility of that
Bcction of the country.
DEVELOPED IRON MIXES.
Principally due to the lines with which it
has radiated this part of Alabama has tim
L. & X. more than discounted the dead-haul
At the same time It has built up a large
import trade at Mobile and Xew Orleans, as
well as at Pensacola. where It has made
The Southern Railway Company lias also
done yeoman's work in developing the South
and swelling the tonnage list of t. LouK
This road has a total mileagi- of 7.11-1,
and is divided into the Eastern and West
ern divisions, as well as Louisville division.
While these lines have bven the pioneerj
In developing the infinite resource of the
South, other roads are coming to the front
prepared to do as much. If not more.
The attention of the Goulds has been
turned to the importance of a Chicago-St.
Louls-Xew Orleans line, and construction
work on thl line H being pushed as rapid
ly as possible.
Tho Frisco management has lnnu pincc de
cided that a St Louis-Xew- Orleans line
would be a paying proposition and will In
the near future build a line through Arkan
sas and Louisiana, fur the time beinc usmsr.
with other roads, the Yazoo and Mississippi
Recently the Frisco purchased large tim
ber interests in the South and will have an
enormous tonnage In time.
It Is stated that the timber resources of
the South are almost Inexhaustible, and tho
railroails can relv upen this commodity for
tonnage north. If nothing else, for several
Perhaps the best evidenc. aside from the
enterprise displayed by the roads, of the
ELIHU ROOT, JR., SAYS
Young Colli'go Tniuisf. After a Long Jaunt Through Kural New
York, Declares That the Farmer's licnevolenre Tcin-hi's a Lesson
Xew Y'ork. July 23. With his clean-cut
features ruddy with sunburn and his
blue ees bright with health, Elihu
Root, Jr.. son of the Secretary of
War, arrived at his old home In this city
after a tramp of 273 miles through rural
Xew Y'ork. with three vivid Impressions In
mind: First, that country folk are astonish
ingly obliging and hospitable: second, that
modern railroad travel Is very rapid and
luxurious, and. third, that there Is a very
wild and primitive country very near the
greatest city on the continent.
Y'oung Root started with a fellow-collegl-an.
Frederick G. Bastlan. Hamilton. 1S04. a
few days after his graduation to tramp
from Clinton, this State, to the western
bank of the Xorth River, and they made the
journey in tendays and four hours, not at
tempting an air-line route, and walking by
day or night, according to the phase." of
the moon and Inclination. Happy and light
hearted. ,they passed the time in comfort,
and while no Incident was remarkable or
exciting. It was a tour. young'Mr. Root said,
full of interest and instruction.
"Wc were hard and in good condition gen
erally." said the young man, who Is 20 years
old. of medium height, sandy and sinewy,
"and the tramp neither tired us nor left us
lame. In fact. I was not foottore at all. I
wore light-weight ankle ties, and the way
they stood the trip would be a splendid ad
vertisement fcr their maker.
"The Idea that you need heavy shoes for
tramping is all a mistake. I wore an outing
suit, gray flannel shirt and trousers and
carried a change of garments In u water
proof wrap. You see my experience while
tramping and I have done quite a lot of It
in Europe, particularly in France and Aus
tria has'taught me the comfort and conve
nience of being in light marching order.
Partly for that reason wo took no camera
Our route was through an undulating
country- an(J we had some high hills to
climb and sauntered along seme beautiful
valleys. Many of the stretches were pictur
esque, quaint or exceedingly beautiful, and
sometimes the country was wild and deso
late. I would not have believed that there
was anv region in Xew York State so wild
as parts of Sullivan County. Primitive,
you say? Xo, not so much that. I should
say. as retrogressive. It was a fine timber
country once, but now is covered wlth a
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THE IMPROVED ARCH
export business of the Misslsappl Valley
belnc diertl from the ocean ports to
the Gulf of Mexico is shown in the statis
tic recently isu'd by the United States
Bureau of Statistics. Following are some
of the tables taken from the report:
BusheN of wheat exported from various
port? for twele months ending June 1W2
lii"ton ard "har!es:cn 31. 03,513
Newport News C4,S27
New lork !.137.b4
Mtrfolk ant I'crtsmoulh .... jw.5:-
rsitlaiM at.d Falmodtli 1.952.22
New )-lnn" lS.TSiSM
1" S35 3 5
I J'uift Siunii 1S.SSI.115
ai, riiwi-t-iu ................. i-i.vii.ie,
Otner rrinclp.il cutc:rs dis
Tctala 1M.'.T3 113.(5t,431
It will b seen that, as far as wheat Is
concerned, nearlv all of the Eastern ports
show a notable falling off. as compared to
the same period last year, while the South
ern ports more than hold their own.
Galveston shows an Increase of 6,0CO,CQ
Practically the same can ho said of tho
corn exports, which were as follows to June
IS! and 11M3:
naltlmore 3.SIS.3:7 J6.7:X512
lloston and Charleston S.3J1.T43 4.94 3W
Newport News sro.333 3.37.1(2
Nw Ycrk S.3W.S): 13.T4.7s
Northern and rortsmouta .vm.KI 9"0.B
I"hll.ldelr,hla 2.SM.3K f.).773
I Portlanl and Falmouth 35.0)9 43.313
j nalvfiton 4.346.4K
lOUlI 4'.lOb ,.-!-
New Orleans ill.53l ll.4iO.SlT
1-uset &und 3.3S4 12,43
t-'an Francisco 53.0T1 a iS3
r-h!-aRi 1.3T5 7 S.S.l7
Pulu'.h 3.S0O I)
lurer!or ?3.45 tV-TS
Other principal customs
districts 1.3S .3?,:'l
Totals :s.3:i.:63 :4.3.3"o
According to the corn export etatUtlcs
Xew Orleans has increased In this commod
ity nearly sevenfold, while Xew York has-giiine-d
but a little ovr oWO.M bushels.
In regard to breadstuffs exported, it will
he found that Eastern ports In nearly every
instance have shown a decrease, while Gulf
ports haie attained a considerable Increase.
Following Is the statement of breadstuffs
for twelve months, ending June. J903, and
lloston - Clarlestown....
Newport News ,
Nt. & l'ortsmcuth
I'ortlami .t Falrr.ojth
.$: 6T3.60 S.K',435
. 15.7 CiZ II JK'MSS
... 15 OS 072
. . 1 S32.637
... ". 649.7SJ
... 11.1" 9'1
... 3 ;:.i:7
... 1 '39.334
15, 414 374
9 .V ti
1 W3 413
1 New Orlepns
I IVset Sourd
1 J-'Hn Krar.cic
OihT nrinclDal custom dia-
Totols J205 02itV3 5213 143.29J
densp scrub that did not appear of much
value, even for firewood.
"I have a vivid Impression of one place
where we stopped to get something to eat.
It was St. Joseph's Station, a little hamlet
where some trains stoppea and with but
one tenanted house and fully half a dozen
vacant ones around it. They looked so dis
mal and forlorn, with weeds and vines run
ning wild In ards and gardens, and I
thought of Goldsmith's 'Deserted Village.'
"Our tramp that day was through a lone
ly, sparsely Inhabited tVstrlct. Occasionally
we would see a deserted, tumbledown home
stead, with woodchucks sitting on the wln
dowsills very tantalizing. I assure you. for
we had to go hungry most of that day.
Why didn't we try roast woodchuck? Im
possible, we had no 'shootin' irons' with us.
"We cot our meals where we could, at
Inns mostly, but oftentimes at farmhouses.
It was sometimes good fare ano at others
very indifferent. We got the best rations
at farms, and, singular enough, as regards
inns, those In the littlest places were bet
ter In that respect than those In the larger.
We followed no itinerary and got lodgings
where we could when we reached the places
we had decided uoon for overnight stay.
"Some of our experiences when we
reached Inns late at night and had to rout
folks out of bed were quite amusing be
fore they would let us in. The best meal
wo got on the tramp was at a farmhouse,
where the farmer was one of the jolllest,
most obliging chaps I ever met. It was
pretty hard, though, to convince him that
we were walking to New York for pleas
ure. I suppose he Is still wondering who
we were and what It was all about.
"We started tramping In the morning just
when it suited our convenience, and some
times It was pretty late when we were
watting for our garments to ciry. You see,
we would have them washed overnight,
and as the roads were often rough, espec
ially from Walton to Downsvllle and to
Montlcello. and more often dusty, you can
imagine that they may have needed a good
scrubbing. We walked on rlsht through
the heat of the day. up hill and down dale,
and as It was torrid weather we d!3 some
"My tramping abroad and In my own
country has given mo an Idea of what good,
hard work is like, and I can tell you It
makes you sympathetic with 'the man with
the hoe and the nirkaxe. I have done a
lot of golljjig and tennis playing, but pbysl-
CRl trarMM that fa fits- nAH Hamu1. tttrtt-
cal exercise that is Just sport doesn't giver
Round Top Extension Tabic,
inssive. pll'.irlegs, t onir.v &tt
made of o hi oak reririln- .'X'b
ih. nI.ouhI Ii ni Jl
- jirice .
Wc are f iraist 1 ig
TERMS: $10 CASH.
$5 A 1S0HTH,
Have kept us on
the jump the pa-t
week, and wiit-n
you consider vou
get all the Furni
ture. Stoves. Car
nets and House
hold Goods yuu
need explains why
we have bten kept
We are showing this week a beautiful line of 5-PIece Parlor Suits, covered in Velour or
Tapestry, hand-polished, 3Ihogay-finished frames, workmanship and finish above the
averace. This week as low as.
WiMJB?tlFjf iBB'flfcMPsBy Ejto
H0I-if03 OLIVE STREET
you the Idei of what hard manual labor is
like But tramping does.
"Wc didn't climb any mountains on the
trip ano made a detour to avoid the south
ern spur of the Catskills. We didn't start
out to do It on any stipulated sum but of
course It was inexpensive.
"What impressed m most was the gen
erosity of the country people. They wcro
so hospitable and obliging, always willing
to give you a meal, and It was sometimes
necessary to really be Insistent to get them
to accept pay. And then they were al
wavs so willing to point out the way. It
made a fellow iuite optimistical after liv
ing In the city.
"Then another thing that wtis very strong
In my mind was the ease and luxury o.
goinc up to college on the railroad. I used
to think It a long, slow and tedious journey,
but affr tramping the distance by a shorter
cut it all seems different.
"The last of the trip we walked until mid
night, for w e had a good moon. No, w e had
no trouble with watchdogs, although at
night thev would run down to gates, sniff
at us nnd give us a serenade. In the day
time many, especially collies, would run out
into the roads, with talis wagging, and try
to make friends. We carried two stout
beech sticks I cut while in college, but
nothing cite except our kits.
"Tho most determined antagonist we met
In the canine line was a little lapdog nbout
three Inches long. I really think he had a
mania to bite mc. which was ridiculous, for
with my walking stick for a lofter I could
easily have landed him in a second-story
"The Constable at MIddlcton. who held us
up for tramps, was not such a bad fellow,
alter all. He onlv wanted to know who we
were, and his official zeal subsided quickly
when he learned that we were merely un
conventional tourists. Our experience with
That Beautiful Combination, Iron
Oicr ,Zif)f cnrafoita&I-' mati - and
nlrr iirlnz. which we aid ha phe
ntmemi bn-int1? with iat wpefc, vre
-ha tcl7r. this week only, for
We were verv sorry we had to disappoint as many of our frlorris a3 we
did last week, but we shall be prepared for you to-morrow and have Just
received 500 spts of these beautiful Scissor?, finished is two colors and
something entirely new. As long as they last to-morrow O I r
we shall offer them at ll
Xo store in the citv will sH You one pair for 153 than we ask for tee set.
ror, finely fin
offer to you at
CREDIT GIVEN AS USUAL. WSB
We have a limited number
Iron Beds, in blue and zreen.
which we shall offer to-mor-
the good folk of the countryside was most
pleasant, even If some of them found It dif
ficult to comprehend how men who can ride
should prefer to walk 200 and old mlls.
Perhaps it is as difficult to appreciate oth
ers' pleasures as to sometimes share their
"We carried a pedometer and It registered
"3 miles. As to the distances we made be
tween places I must trust to recollection,
for I have no memoranda, and the map we
used as .1 guade was chucked Into the Xorth
River, as I wanted to lighten my kit when
the Journey was over.
"We left Clinton at half past 10 o'clock
on the morning of July 3. and got Into the
Tort Lee ferry-house at five minutes to 4
o'clock on the afternoon of July 13. just in
time to miss a boat.
"The first day we walked from Clinton to
Hamilton, twenty-four miles; on the sec
ond day to Xorwich. twenty-three; thence
to Guilford, fifteen.
"The next day we tramped to Walton,
thirty-five miles away, and our next stop
ping place was Downsvllle, named after
Colonel George Dippy Downs, we were told,
twelve miles distant. It Is twenty-three
miles from there to Livingston Manor,
where v.c passed the next night, and twen
ty to Montitcllo. Then we did thirty miles
to Mlddleton the rext day.
"The distance from there to Monroe Is
twentv miles. I think. That was our next
stop. Then we walked thirty miles to Ridge
wood, and seventeen to Fort Lee. where tho
trip ended. I suppose that the distance we
walked about towns we visited accounts for
,.. ,llfffrrtr htwTi IVio ynllf-o T ,f,ir
given vou and the total the pedometer
The simplicity of a gas range the absolute
safety of gas as fuel the cheapness of it puts gas
fuel within the range of every person for cooking
TUB LACLEDE GAS LIGUT COMPANY.
Bed in many
This Fine Golden
0k Chiffonier, with
S large, roomy drawers
b.rr beTId mir
ror a oirgiln at 112
wil at. 9 4. 9 5
Cir IfKi.': H tsi
Rug and Carpet
r very temptizr this
tmIt and jots should
not miss them. Wear
quoticr some very low
of these This Solid Oak Cane-
A I t& Seated Chair.
dl.Hfl well braced, to-
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PREVALENCE OF APPENDICITIS. $
Physicians Puzzled Over Its In
crease in England.
London. July Ci Since King Edward's
illness appendicitis has beep flippantly
termed a "fashionable disease." It3 prev
alence, however, has now become alarm
ing, and medical men are casting about for
solutions of the mystery of its remarkable
Dr. s. Kellet Smith. In The Lancet, says
that "the cause, whatever it is. must b
one affecting the mass of the people, rich
and poor, it must be common to all coun
tries of high civilization and big towns;
it must be coincident with the Increase la
During Dr. Smith's studentship such cases
were rare; he does, not remember one ap
pendlcectomy at his infirmary in the
period. The doctor seeks for the solution
in the present condition cf food supply and
"Probably four-flftb3 of the chief perish
able comestibles, he says, "are frozen or fV-
chilled for transmission or collection be-yfaAl
fore reaching the customer. Chilled orf"f
frozen meat- fish, poultry, rabbits and
game are notoriously prone to rapid de
composition when removed from cold stor
age; also they degenerate more rapidly
after cooking than unfrozen articles.
"Following the argument, it may be that
the Ingestion of chilled or frozen food es
pecially liable to rapid decomposition may
result in a more septic state of the intes
tine than in the pre-cold storage days, and
this greater septlcltv may in Its turn ac
count for the greater virulence "of those ir
ritations to which the caecum and appen
dix have always been prone."
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