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Slue mixtata Sails 3$a&Ije: rofcj $0tniitt& temfter 12. 1886.
SMITHSON & CO.,
VICTIMS OF ALCOHOL
1 THE ANGLO-AMERICAN LOAN AND INVESTMENT COMPANY,
117 East Douglas Avenue,
Land. Loan and Insurance Agents, iloner always oa hand. Interwt at low rates. NO DELAY.
Before making a loan on Farm. City. Chattel or IVrsonal ecurttx. call ami soe u. Come In or nd n
fuU description of your Farm or City property. We handle larp? amounts of both Eastern and Foreign
Capital for Investment in Real Estate, and an? thus enabled to make rapid sales.
Correspondence Solicited. II. L. SMnTISOX. Maiuicrr.
THE METHODS USED IN A PRIVATE
HOSPITAL FOR WOMEN.
Visit to a IIJsli-Toned Inebriate Asylum.
The Plan of Treatment Adopted Dan
Sor "When There is a Keaction Pecu
liarities of Patients.
"The patients here are all women," said tho
manager of a quiet, unobtrusive private hos
pital in the neighborhood of Central park.
From the outside of tho building nothing
could be seen to indicate the character of the
occupants, and it could easily have leen taken
for the home of a business man of mean-.
"What are the special features of the insti
tution?'' continued the manager. '-There is
only one disease treated here, and that is
drunkenness. Drunkenness a disease? Un
doubtedly, the same as any other disordered
condition of the body. Alcohol is a poison,
and people who take it habitually suffer from
chronic poisoning, just as tho man does who
works in a white lead factory for any length
of time. The patients are all wealthy here,
and confidentially, this place is notihng more
than a high toned inebriate asylum. It
would never do to call it so, as it would ruin
the business entirely.
'It Ls a icculiar thing about many of our
patients, that is, tho who come willingly,
that if there were anything taid about this
being a retreat for drunkards they would
never come lieiv. They are sensitive on this
point, although they know what is the dif
ficulty with them. Tho hospital is always
full, and, in far", patients have to be turned
away every day ai , I understand that places
similar to this havolieen .started further down
town, to take care of tho increase in the busi
ness. I can't .say that drunkenness among
wealthy i omen ls on the increase, but thero
is no doubt that the number of eople seeking
treatment is larger than it was u year ago.
Homo of the cases aro bad, and the vi omen
who have formed the habit; of taking mor
phine to quiet the nervous condition induced
by alcohol are the worst. Some aro brought
hero in th wildest paroxysms of delirium
tremens, after th treatment of tho family
physician has ceasod to be of benefit.
THE I'L.j OF TREATMENT.
"Aro the patients cured That fa hard to
toll. Tho object of tho treatment Ls to break
tho habit. Patients have been sent homo
seemingly strong and all light, it ho after a
time come hack vror! than ever. But littlo
medicine is given in tho plan ff treatment,
and no substitute for tho alcohol, ilediciao
to takeaway the appLtite for alcohol is non
sense, for by gi mg something for this pur
pose another habit v. ill usually be formed
equally a- bad. Vhate er tends to strengthen
the body is used, and no patient is safe to iis
charge until tho inllammalion of the stomach
caused by alcohol has been, removed. Freeh
air, bath, ox-rcise, light food and agreeable
mental occupation do tho orkif a euro is
possible. There is a class of patients who do
not want to slop drinking. They spend a
few weeks with us, got patched up somewhat;
and go back to their excesses with the vigor
of youthful indulgence. All the patients aro
benefited l3" treatment, unless thero is too
great an organic derangement of the kidneys
and liver. I know of some absolute cures
but they are but a comparatively small per
centage of Uk'm treated.
'The trouble is that uhon they leavohcrc,
as soon as there is a reaction, however slight,
from the cessation of tonics, they feel depressed
and take a little stimulant to drive away tho
dullness .and counteract tho low vitality.
When this i done once, it is only u question
of time when stimulants arc taken in largo
quantity for every httlo ailment. This sets
up an intlammatiou which is the eauso of tho
cra ing for alcohol, and tho habit fa formal
1 have had patients under my charge whoso
relatives would willingly pay any amount of
money to have the habit broken. It fa not a
question of money at all. Millions could not
cure a jerson who did not have a stronger de
sire to stop drinking than to drink. This fa
tho real secret of a radical cure.
1'KC'CI.IAF.ITIES OF PATIENTS.
"Tho patients cannot, as a rule, be trusted.
They will lie about their condition, mako
themselves appear to bo well and strong, only
that tho rcstrairt they aro und?r may bo re
laxed, so that they may have a chanco to get
something to drink. Even when they aro
brought here, physical wrecks, trembling,
with shattered nerves, wild cj'cs and wander
ing minds, they will declare that thi3' have
not drank in month's, and claim that they aro
being persecuted by their family or iriends.
There are many sad cases where the habit of
drinking has been formod innocently and per
haps under the advico of a physician. Then
thero will usually lw an honest ell'ort to break
aw ay from tho grip that fa tighter than a
band of iron, and the mental torture induced
by tho effort: to keep straight and the lack of
confidence in tho ability to do so fa somsthing
horrible at times and can only bo appreciated
bythoso who have seen cases frequently or
undergone tho ugony themselves.
"There is one striking peculiarity about tho
alcoholic patient. Thoy will agree with over
statement made concerning tho injurious ef
fects ot alcohol, and will acknowledge that
drunkenness is the worst habit that could be
formed. They will deliver temperance
lectures to each other by the hour, and weep
mely as they lecount thoir misery and suf
fori gs. (hve the most earnest protestor
:unr ug them a chanco to get a bottle of whliky
and thej will seize it eagerly. The thought
of whisky starts the machinery of desire go
ing so strongry that nothing can resist it, and
usually until a patient's stomach is healed, she
will diiiik whisky if she can get it until in
sensibility ls produced."' 2ew York Tribune.
Unci Chinese Hoys in San Traneisco.
So far reference lm lcen had only to the
Ider class of hoodlum Mongolians. There fa
other class, no less dangerous to society, to
found among tho Chinese boys-, main of
whom are members of indust rious families.
Tho example set by tho older roughs is imi
tated as closely as it is possible for those of
tender ago to follow in the footsteps of their
elder "con-ins." To bo bad, thoroughly and
irrevocably- bad, is their highest ambition.
They pick up American profanity readily,
and use it w itii a freedom and fit quency that
would drive the most depraved American
hoodlum to deswir. I5ut it is not on their
proficiency in the u of oaths or filthy lan
guage that the young pagans rest their repu
tation for wickedness. It ailords them a cer
tain pleasure to mingle with the Sunday school
youths of their own race and fire off a fovr
bombshells of profanity now and then, while
the Christianized Mongolians raise their eyes
in holy horror. But this is only fleeting joy.
To sioi-t a weaiXMi of offense m the shape of
a knife or pistol, and to display it on all occa
sions when the eye of tho jwlice is not upon
them, fa a pleasure smacking more of delight
ful outlaw ry, and it fa enjoyed to the full by
tho bad young man in Chinatown. A knife
having a four-inch blade and a short, thick
handle on of thoe wicked looking knives
that cut both ways and must be carried in a
leather sheath fa the delight of the Mongo
lian hoodlum. Tho sheath fa generally fast
ened to a strap about tho waist, and fa con
cealed from view by the outer garments.
Such knives hay e been found in the possession
of Chinese hoodlums under 10 years of age.
It fa, indeed, doubtful if the majority of the
class under discussion do not carry a weapon
of this kind, and sometimes two or three, yvith
a pistol to boot Tho more closely he resem
bles a walking arsenal tho better the young
pagan fa pleased yvith himself, for he can then
easily convince tho Chinatown residents that '
ho is a very, very bad young man. San
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GO ft. 595
J. M. ALLEN & CO.,
Wholesale and Retail Grocers,
112 Douglas Avenue.
l. s. WOODCOCK,
Ex-Conn ty Treas'r.
1$. S. GARRISON.
E. A. D0K5EY.
WOODCOCK, D0RSEY & CO.,
REAL ESTATE, Mffi & IMS
Office, Dorsey Building, Opposite Court House.
F. W. SWAB,
(SCCCELSOH TO F. STACKMAN-)
Keeps on hand Fne Goods of the latest styles The largest stock in the
city. Satisfaction guaranteed. No trouble to show goods Call and see me
F. W. SWAB, 1st door N of County Building.
N. F. XIEDERLANDEIl. President.
A. V. OLIVER. Vice-Frt'jldent.
W. -V. KIRKyVOOD. l.anil Examiner SI. V I.KVY, Ttnuurn
J. C. llLTAN. S,wliiry
m u IJ v v jt
The favorite residence portion of the city.
Highest plot in Wichita, making a perfect
drainage north and south. Eighteen to
twenty-four feet to the best of water.
4J5 M 681 582 ',
433 43J 679 CSO
431 43J1 577 578
429 130 575 57G
427 43 673 574
425 420 571 572
423 il 569 570
421 422 56J 563
4lU 420 665 566
4H 418 CC3 561
H5 416 661 662
413 4 559 560
411 412 H 657 653
409 410 P. C53 5
407 403 t"j 5V1 551
405 1LC plj 651 652
403 404 K 54! SK)
401 4')2 J 517 643
39j 400 ryi 54 ' 516
397 39 54J j 614
335 390 i 511 642
303 394 6,39 640
JJ1 392 537 633
StO 390 5a' 516
Having just come into possession of this
desirable addition it is our purpose to at
once gUi'de all streets, and otherwise put
this property into perfect condition for build
For terms of sale and full particulars, inquire of
Ho. 201, S. E. Cor, Douglas Ave, and Marfcet St. HOTCHHIUS & 'WHEELEU
AND OTHER LEADING REAL ESTATE HOUSES.
WILL BE SOLD AT PRICES AND ON TERMS WITHIN
THE REACH OF ALL.
SPECIAL INDUCEMENTS TO THOSE CONTEMPLAT
Money Always on Hand to Loan on Farm and City Property
Office In "Wionita National Bank Building, "Wichita, Kan.
S. D. PALLETT,
Northern I Southern Pine Lumber,
LATH, SHINGLES, SASH, DOORS AND BLINDS.
OFFICE and WHITE l'INE YARD Wost End of DourIm Vvrnuo. A 1 P U IT A V A M
YELLOW l'INK YARD Am Uif .Str.xt VVIUllllM, fMlN.
MONEY TO LOAN
City Property, Chattel Mortgages
AND PERSONAL SECURITY.
LOWEST -:- RATES! V NO -:- DELAYS!
L. B. BUNNELL & CO.
New Dry Goods at Retail !
10 to 20 per cent, less than regular prices. I am now receiving a
fine stock of Fall and Winter
New Dry Goods, Notions,
Ladies' and Gents' Furnishing Goods, Etc.
To assort my larK Ftofk on hand, w hlch I offer t prk tll ahi, preparatory to mttrttm tr- m
hiwlnp', and rrtfully ol!rH the aMetttfcm rf fmreh mm (Mwrallj
uu JOHX a. ALLIEN.
138 Slain St, betwi-en Ixin?Uv
Aenu) nd Ylm St.
GLOBE IRON WORKS
Founders and Machinists.
STEAM ENGINES AND BOILERS.
Iron and brass castings, pulleys and shafting and all kinds or ma
chinery. House castings In any design to order. Denn steam pmnpe
and pumping machinery. All kinds of repairing done on short notice
and satisfaction guaranteed.
A. FLAGG, Proprietor.
CANON -:- CITY -:- COAL!
BADGER LUMBER CO., WEST DOUGLAS AV2.
MONEY TO LOAN
On Chattel Mortgages and City Property,
IN SMALL OR LARGE AMOUNTS.
SHORT TIME AT THE LOWEST RATES,
Wichita Banking Co.
116 WEST DOUGLAS AVENUE.
C, O. DAVnWGy. PrVVfit' R. ?- CATZ3. f.nrr.iwr . "K" OlLSLkS Viw. If . . il
The Davidson Loan Company
PAID-UP CAPITAL, S0,000.
Money Always on Hand to Loan on Improved Farm and City Property.
Have Loaned More Money in Southern Kansas than any Company n the
Omen with crnmxBtxx.serwm
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