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Pressure of the Wearing Apparel
Causes Many Diseases.
That a stiff collar may press against
the pneumogastric., or vagus, nerve to
such a degree as to cause serious
symptoms such as the loss of
strength, neuralgic pains, nausea and
even anesthesia, is the belief of Dr.
F. B. Brubaker, as stated in the
Medical Mirror (St. Louis). People
who habitually wear high collars
without experiencing any of these ill
effects may be surprised to learn the
harm that this seemingly innocent
article of haberdashery can wreck.
Says Dr. Brubaker:
"It is a noteworthv fact that all The
more important vital structures of
the body are safeguarded from injury,
encased within the bony walls or hid
den under layers of muscles.
"The important functions of the
pneumogas'cric nerve render it neces
.ary that in its passage through the
neck it should be protected from in
jury. We therefore find it enclosed
within the same sheath as the caroti-d
artery and placed between the artery
and internal jugular vein, lying pos
terior to both. By this provision the
nerve is placed between fluid on eith
er side, this arrangement providing
a degree of elasticity uncommon in
"The effect of compresion on s-ruc
tures in this locality was shown to
the ancient writers on medicine, ut
the phenomena observed were ascrib
ed to the artery rather than the
nerve. For instance, i-t was noted
then, as now, that pressure on this
part of the neck was followed by a
sensation of want of air, by deep
and laborious breathing, rapid heart
primarily, to be afterward retarded
with L ,netimes a sense of sinking
over -The precardial region. Continu
ing the pressure occasions a deep
seated benumbing sensation in the
head, as if one were about to lose
consciousness. Gastric symptoms,
amounting to nausea, etc., even vom
iting, may arise with lasitude, lan
guor, lowness of spirits and want of
repose, remaining for an hour or 'two
then .gradually wearing away. It
will thus be seen that pressure over
thec arotid artery in the neck is fol
lowed by various sympf6ms."
After describing several cases in
which these and similiar symptoms
seem to have been caused by wearing
high, close fitting collars. Dr. Bru
baker reminds his readers -That they
also accompany many diseases, such
as those of the lungs, in which disin
tegrationt of the pneumogastric nerve
'is a feature, and he asserts that we
are warranted in believing that irri
tation due to prolonged pressure
may act in a similiar way. He goes
on to say:
"Believing tha-t collars extremely
high and tight might 'become an ex
citing cause of irritation to this im
portant nerve in certain cases, and
being stimulated :o further research
along this line by the experience of
myv patient, whose dificultv was un
doubtedly caused by continuous pres
sure upon this nerve by his collar,
I believe it to be the cause of at
least transitory symptoms in such.
people as bookkeepers, writers, pro
fessional men and o:hers whose var:
ous callings require constant stooping
and bending of the neck.
It is not necessary to suppose in
support of our argument that irri
ta:ion or pressure must be direct
and immediate upon the pneumogas
tric, the nerves supplying the inte
gumen-t of the neck and the overly
ing skin being at least simply sup
plied by nervous energy, which com
municates with the pneumogastric.
All iritation and all pressure, there
fore. when of sufficient degree, must
become reflected thereon to the det
riment of the sufferer."
How Jefferson Shook Hands.
In an article on "The Season's
Plays and Players." in The New Idea
W\oman's Magazine for October. oc
curs the following anecdote concern
ing Joseph Jefferson, of whom it au
pears there is always forthcoming
one more: "There is nothing," says
the writer, "that a good-humored au
dience enjoys more than a curtain
call and probably nothing that is
more of a tax on the ingenuity of an
actor or play-wright. Wilton Lack
aye, the critic, tells a good story
about the late Joseph Jefferson, who
carried with him a speech of the can
ned varie',, which he edited for th
occa;ion, adding or subtracting ti
suit hs audience. Once when he wa
playing to a Smith college audienc
he wound up with:
"When I look over the footlight
and see all your bright and interest
ed faces. I feel as if I would like t
lean over and thake hands with ever
WX hen lie retired io the wings Lack
aye inquired how often Jefferso
could manage to shake hands with
face. Jefferson was quite overcom<
He had been making the speech fo
thirty years without discovering th
difficult contract he was bidding foi
Did he change it? No, indeed. I
pleased the audiences and he wa
never called upon to perform 'cha
feat in Japanese jugglery."
THE COLD OF 1816.
Queer Weather That Came In "Th
Year Without A Summer."
The year of 1816 has been calle
"the year without a summer." Th
Boston Congregationalist of som
years ago gave the following accoun
January and February were mild
March was cold, April began warm
but ended in snow and ice. Ic
formed an inch thick in May, an
fields were planted over and ove
again till it was too late to replan
June was the coldest ever known i1
this latitude. Frost and ice were corn
mon. Aimost every green thing wa
destroyed. Snow fell to the deptl
of ten inches in Vermont, seven ii
Maine, three in the interior of Nev
York and also in Massachusetts
There were a few warm days. It wa
called a dry season. But little raii
fell. The wind blew steadily from th
north, cold and fierce. Mothers kni
extra socks and mittens for the!
children in the spring, and woo<
piles, that usually disappeared dur
ing the warm spell in front of th
house, were speedily built up again
Planting and shivering were done to
gether, and the farmers who worke<
out their taxes on the connty road
wore overcoats and mittens. On th
17th of June a heavy snow fell ii
New England. The cold was intense
A farmer who had a large field o
corn in Tewksbury built fires aroun<
it at night to ward off the frost
Many an evening he and his neigh
bors took turns in watching them~
He was rewarde-d with the only cro)
of corn in the neigh-borhood.
Considerable damage was done i
New Orleans in consequence *of th
rapid rise of the Mississippi rive:
Fears were entertaned that the su
was cooling off, and throughout Nev
England all picnics were strictly prc
hibited. July was accompanied wit]
frosr and ice. Indian corn was near1:
all -destroyed. Some favorably situ~
ated fields escaped. August was mor
cheerless if possible than the sumi
mer months which preceded i
Ice was formed half an inch i
thickness. Indian corn was so fro
zen that the greater part was cu.
down and dried for fodder. Almos
every green thing was destroyedi
this country and in Europe. On th
3th snow fell at Barnet. forty mile
from London. Very little corn ripen
ed in New England and the middl
states. Farmers supplied themselve
from corn produced in 1815 for seet
in the spring of 1817. It sold at fror
4 to S3 per bushel. September furn
ished about two weeks of the pleas
antest weather of the season, but i:
the latter part of the month ici
formed an inch thick. October ha<
more than its share of cold weather
November was cold and snowy. De
cember was comfortable, and th
winter following was mild. Ver:
little vegetation was matured in th
eastern and middle states. The sun'
rays seemed to be destitute of hea
during the summer. All nature wa
clad in a sable hue, and men exhibit
ed no little anxiety concerning zh<
future of life.
Bees As Pets.
Few household pets are so inter
esting and give so little trouble as
those which Miss Baden-Powell, sis
ter of the General of South Africa11
fame, keeps in her London drawing
room. These are none other than
swarm 01 bees, living in a hive whici
Miss Baden-Powell has designed for
their special use. In it the observe:
can watch the laying of the eggs by
e young and all the other wonderful Re
activ:ties of the insect commonwealth.
S Through a little aperture in the wall
e the bees find their way to the outer
world, where They seem to have no no
S I difficultv in finding foo-I for hone . tic
Miss Baden-Powell also keeps a iam- se
1 ily of canaries in a fir tree on the: :i
y stairway. The birds have the range rei
of the whole house, but will immedi
ately fly out of 'he room when told Ni
n that they are not wanted. ot]
REAL ESTATE FOR SALE.
e City Property.
$4500.00 17 acres, new dwelling 7
room, 5 tenant houses. Partly in city
t $i,io Five roorn cottage, Renwick
street, 1-2 acre.
$i,1oo Five room cottage with 2
acres land. High Point.
$1,450 Five room cottage with 1-2
e acre lot Renwick street.
$3.ooo Ten room dwelling one acre
Johnstone street. an
$650 Four room cottage 1-2 acre, us,
e High Point.
e $3,ooo Eight room house 3-4 acres,
t Adam and Wheeler streets.
$3,ooo Eight room house, 1-2 acre, N
G Friend and Coats streets.
, $?--- One tract of land containing ho
e 21 acres, one six room dwelling house, th
four cwo-roon tenant houses, stables, to]
r barn and etc. (Cheap as dirt) Har
1 $1,850 One four acre lot, eleven be
two room tenant houses, partly in the rei
s city. Rents for $22.00 per month-. to
1 $1,300 The McK. Hutchinson to
1 land, Vincent street. (Ask about this.)
7 $65 Two lots, known as the Floyd an
and Purcell lots.
S $2,2oo Fine residence on Drayton ho
t $1600 115 acres land,'i mile east of
r Kinards on main public road, 1-4 mile
to school. Good dwelling and tenant
$3,000 300 acres, near Jalapa. Mc
i Whiter place.
$2,324 288 acres, near Pomaria,
$ro,4oo 1,300 acres, 12 miles from
1 Rowland G. Spearman & Co.,
Newberry, S. C.
(schedule in Effect April 16, 1905.)
Lv. ewbery So. 52. Daily.
Lv..Newber................12.36 p. mn.
-Ar. Laurens ...... ... ...i. 5 p. m
No. 2. Daily.
Lv. Laurens............... 50p. mn.
Ar. Greenwood............ 2.46 p. mn.
Ar. Augusta............... 5.20 p. m.
Ar. Anderson............ 7.10 p. mn.
No. 42. Daily.
Lv. Augusta......................... 2.35 P. mn.
1Ar. Allendale....................-- .. - 4 30 p. m.
Ar. Fairfax.. ..... . .................... 4.41 p. mn.
A ~r. Charleston......................... 7.40 p. mn.
tr. Beaufort......................... 6.lC p. mJ
r. Tcrt RCyal............... ...... 6.40 p. mn
IA r. Savannah... .................... 6.45 p. m
Ar. wavcross ............. .............. 10.oo p. mn.
tAr.T ack~ onvile..................................
No. 1. Daily.I
Lv. Laut ens. ... . ...................~. 2.o7 p. mn
Ar: Spartanburg ... ......................3.20 P. mn.
No. 52. No. 87.
Daily. Ex. Sun.
Lv. Laurens............. 209 p. mi. s.oo a. mn.
Ar. Greenville.....------3.25 P. mn. 10 2oa. mn
Through Pullman Car Service be
twveen Augusta and Jacksonville, Fla. p0:
C. H. Gasque, Agt., Laurens, S. C.
Geo. T1. Bryan, Gen'l Agt., Greenville,
-Ernest Williams, GI. Pass. Agt., Au- Ra
T. M Emerson, Traffic Manaer.
duced Rates For Your Summe
Vacation via Southern Railway.
The Southern Railway compan
w has on sale summer excursio
kets to a great many mountain an
ishore resorts. Until September 3
!se tickets will be on sale daily goo
urning until October 31.
rhe following rates will apply fror
!wberry to a few of these pointi
ier points in proportion:
~hick Springs, -. C., $4.45.
)aluda, N. C., $6.oo.
rryon. N. C., $5.60.
Flat Rock, N. C., $6.30.
ake Toxaway, N. C., $9.30.
Iendersonville, N. C., $6.40.
Brevard, N. C., $7.90.
ksheville, N. C., $7.05.
Jot Springs, N. C., $8.oo.
Nalhalla, S. C., $5.6o.
seneca, S. C., $5.20.
:sle of Palms, S. C., $7.90.
;ullivan's Island, S. C., $7.90.
For rates to other points, schedule
i stop overs, etc., phone or call oi
J. P. Sheely. Agent.
OTICE TO STOCKHOLDERS.
qotice is hereby given to the stock
lders of The Pomaria Oil Mil:
Lt by order of the board of direc
-s a neetnz of the stockholder
I1 be held at the said mill at ;'.
ria, S. C. on the T3 day of Septem
- 1o o'clock a. m. to consider
o;ution to authorize the presiden
borrow thirteen' thousand do:!3.
the Pomaria Oil Mill, and to se
-e the same by executing its bon
I mortage of its franchises an<
>perty, real and personal. All stocl
er:, are urged to be present in per
i or by proxy.
Ben. M. Setzler, President.
NORTH - SOUTI
Two Daily Pullman N
The Best Rates and F
Via Richmond and
Norfolk and Stes
Louis, Chicago, N
Points South and Soui
and Jacksonville ai
PoSSITIVELy THE S
misFor detailed informati
man reservations, etc., ap
board Air Line Railway, o1
Passenger Agent, Colum't
C. F. STEWART,
W. L BURROUGHS,Tra
THE SOUTH'S GREA TEST
UNEX CELLED DINING CA]
WINTER TOURISTS' RATE:
EFor full information as to rates,
ilway Ticket Agent, or
R. W. HUlS
Hiss Hattie McIver 1avell
(B..f o MnS l00116,1Pclii, Va.)
Pupil of Virgil Piano School of
New York, N. 'Y.
1 Studio over Mower Go.'s Store.
September Ist, 1905.
Special Attention to Beginners.
Dr. R. M. Kennedy,
Newberry, - - S. C.
OVER NATIONAL BANK.
Best Mineral As
S phalt Roofing.
C. H. CANNON,
Near G., N. & L. Depot
Thorough Collegiate Training
under positive Christisn in
fiuences at a minimum of
c Next Session begins Sept. 27.
JAMES A. B. SCHERER,
I -- EAST -- WEST.
restibuled Limited Trains
and NEW YORK.
ING CAR SERVICE.
~oute to all Eastern Cities
Washington, or via
his, Louisville, St.
ew Orleans, and All
id all points in Florida
[ORTEST - INE BETWEEN
on, rates, schedules, Pull
piy to any agent of The Sea
-Jos. W. Stewart, Traveling
>ia, S. C.
v. Pass. Agt. Columfbia S C
PING CARS ON ALL THROUGH
ON ALL LOCAL TRAINS.
Sare now in effect to all Florida
routes, etc.; consult nearest Southern
T, Division Passenger Agent,
Charl.eton. S. C.