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BUCK BROKEN, YET HE RECOVERED
HEW YORK, May 24.—Back from
the very gates of death, and
with scarcely a trace of the
terrible Injuries from which re
coveries are rare indeed, is Wil
liam O. Porter, superintendent for the
of the cable construction on
si river bridge.
Mr. Porter's spine was broken in two
i through a most peculiar accident;
and while broken s iin< - have been
mend' it Is doubtful if there is
>n record another case in which recov
ery has been so rapid and complete.
When thi ins had diagnosed thu
Injuries they io!d Mr. Porter's family
that he would almost certainly die. They
knew from experience and example that
a tiny splinter of bone had probably en
tered the BOft spinal cord, or lay in such
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a position that it would eventually punc
ture the aorta, with its great stream of
blood.
This mishap, they said, would mean in-
Btnnt death, and the removal of the
splinter from the marrow would be equal
ly fatal, if the splinter were permitted
to remain the patient might survive, but
he would be forever a hopeless paralytic.
Three days after the dread decision had
been pronounced, the doctors saw a
gleam of hope and made haste to tell
the sorrowing family of it. Ten weeks
later Mr. Porter was lifted by a queer
apparatus from the water bed on which
he had been lying continuously, was in.
cased in a plaster of paris jacket and
was told thai h< was a whole man again.
He was cautioned to avoid exertion,
since, while the broken spine had knitted,
the callous that had formed at the point
of the wounds had not hardened to true
bone. From eight to nine months are re
quired for the hardening of the callous
into bone, so that Mr. Porter must be
very careful of himself for nearly a year.
"1 am in as good condition as I ever
was in my life." said Porter, when seen
at the ofiicc of the Roeblings in Kent ave
nue, Brooklyn. "I am still somewhat
weak from my ten weeks in bed, but am
gaining strength every day.
"I was saved by Dr. Thomas Darling
ton, of Kingsbridge, where I live." There
were other doctors invited into consulta
tion, but the men who did the actual
work were Dr. Darlington and his friend.
Dr. W. H. Sherman, of Yonkers.
"I alone was responsible for the acci
dent, and the report that eorae one
pushed a spcol of cable wire on me is
not true. I started an empty spool
weighing 1,250 pounds, down a slight in
cline slipped on a bit of ice ..and was
caught by the spool. I was doubled up
forward like a jackknife, and the spool
rolled on me and crushed me down un
til my face was between my toes
"Some workmen pulled the spool off
my body. I was unconscious, but re
covered in a short time and was able to
walk slowly with a man supporting me
on each side. 1 knew tl at my back was
badly hurt, and there was no feeline
in my legs.
"I was taken to Kir.gsbridge, a very
painful trip, and was made ready that
night for an examination by Dr. Darl
"lF^ on*J n the mori~ins- The pain w a s
all in the calves of my legs and the soles
of my feet, which were so attacked with
cramps that 1 suffeied great agony it
was like the tiger's claws that President
Garfirld complained of when his spine
was shattered. There was no pain at
all in my back, where the injury actually
"These cramps told Dr. Darlington at
once that there had been a serious in'urv
to the spine, and this was confirmed the
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moment ho looked at ny back. The ver
tebrae bulged out where the breaks were,
and there was a big, round, red spot.
Tlie lirst glance told the doctor that my
back was broken."
Mr. Porter's Injury -was to the lumbar
vertebrae, the fifth from the base of the
spinal column. When he was examined
by Dr. Darlington on the morning fol
lowing the accident there was partial
paralysis below the waist, and the lower
limbs wer«= without sensation.
An examination of the spinal column
show< d the break at the lumbar verte
brae, the broken bone pushing out the
skin and the whole discolored by a heavy
blood clot. The surface of the trouble
w?s fiery red. Dr. Sherman was sum
moned for consultation, and after the
broken bone was pressed into place it
was conduced not to put the patient
into a regular piaster of paris jacket,
but to place him on a water bed, where
the Injury would be free for observa
tion.
Mr. Porter's mind was perfectly clear
at all times, and he readily lent himself
to the insistence of the physician that
he must keep still and not twist his
back. The bed upon v hich he was placed
consisted of a ivfcber mattress into whicu
many gallons of water vere poureo 1 —
enorgh to make a thickness of nine
inches.
As the injured man lay on this soft
bed his entire body on the under side
was compressed as though bandaged^^nd
when he was moved, or moved himself,
the rubber eouoh followed the body with
a gentle undulation. In lifting the
patient the water bed acted so much as
a help that the heavy man—M* Porter
is of good height and strongly built—was
lifted about as though he were a child.
Mr. Porter was in excellent physical
condition when the accident occurred,
and no extraordinary symptoms were
manifested. Indeed, he went steadily on
toward recovery. At the end of the eight
or nine days fhe callous began to be
thrown out from the boue at the injured
parts and as time went on this gradually
filled in the breaks.
At the end of ten days the Roeblings,
who were deeply interested: in the con
dition of their superintendent, asked that
Dr. Mcßurney, the celebrated surgeon,
be called in consultation to verify the
treatment. Dr. Mcßurney's connection
with the case amounted to an investi
gation covering tweifty minutes, in -which
he said that he could suggest no change
in what was being done.
Mr. Porter's recovery was so wonder
fully rapid that on April 2 it was con
cluded that he could be made ready to
leave his bed. Dr. T. Halstead Myers, of
St. Luke's hospital, the specialist in plas
ter cast?, was called in to set the patient
on his feet, and in doing this it waa
necessary to hang Mr. Porter in the air
by his head, suspending him by straps
around the chin and back of the neck
and under the arms, in order tfiat the
spine might be held perfectly straight
w' i!le the plaster was applied.
The apparatus used was that invented
by Dr. Louis A. Sayre and manufactured
by George Tieman & Co. The plaster
cast was put on as though it were a
bandage. Crinoline was torn into strips
three yards long, and its meshes were
completely filled by drawing the strips
through fine and freshly ground jplastep
of paris, which was also thoroughly rub
bed into the material. Each strip was
then made loosely into a roll, and the
rolls wore nlacrd end up in a basin and
covered entirely with water, where they
were allowed to remain until they were
saturated.
In preparing the patient the surface of
the skin was protected by an elastic
clopoly fitting shirt, without armlets but
with tabs to tie over the shoulders and
composed of a soft, woven material For
the purpose of suspending the patient
during the application of the dressing '
there was used an apparatus consisting I
THE ST. PAUL GLOBE, SUNDAY, MAY 25, 1902.
of a curved iron cross-beam, to which is
attached an adjustable head-and-ohin col
lar with straps, and also two axillary
bands. To a ring: in the center of the
bar is hooked a pulley, the other end of
which is secured either: to a hook in the
ceiling or 'to -the top of an iron tripod
about ten' feet in height. ': .
The J-and-chin collar and the axil
lary supports having been carefully ad
justed, the patient was gradually drawn
up until he felt comfortable. Before ap
plying i the plaster ! bandage there was
placed over the abdomen, between the
shirt and the skin, a pad composed of a
towel folded up co . as to form a wedge
shaped mass, the thin edge being directed
downward. This was intended to leave
room, when removed, for the expansion
of the abdomen after meals, and is called
the "dinner pad." It was important that
it should be thin where it comes under
the lower "edge of the jacket, or else the
jacket would nt too : loosely - about the
lew er. part •of the abdomen. ■ This was
taken out just before the plaster set. :
The skin-fitting shirt was tied over
the shoulders and then pulled down and
kept stretched by means of tapes applied,
one in front, the other behind, near its
lower-edge, and tied tightly over a hand
kerchief placed on the perinaeum, the
patient was gently and slowly drawn up
by means of the apparatus until he felt
perfectly comfortable, and while. he was
retained in this position the plaster band
ag3 was applied.
The bandage .was placed smoothly
around the tfbdy, net drawn too tight,
and especial care was taken not to have
any single turn of the bandage tighter
than the rest. Each layer of bandage
was rubbed most thoroughly with the
hand, that the plaster might be closely
incorporated in the meshes of the : crino
line and bind together the various band
ages which make up the jacket. ~
In a very short time the plaster had
set with sufficient firmness, so that the
patient was removed from the suspending
apparatus and. laid upon his face or back
on the water bed, and as soon as the
plaster had ..become dry, and hard, until
it formed a : perfect armor. * Mr. Porter
was helped ~to his feed -This was the
first time his feet Had %>en to "the ground
sii'ce the night^he^k^i brought home
after the ws'i-sa^sj^-
AGE IS 104, YET
HE TAKES A WIFE
Descendant of Chief Pharoah Takes
Fourth Spouse, Who Boasts
Only Half His Years.
NEW YORK, May 23—"Yes," said
Tcwnsend Miller, an old Montauk half
breed, living at Jamaica, in the borough
of Queens; "I'm 104 years old, and I've
taken a fourth bride. I feel pretty younff,
I kin tell you, with such a handsome
helpmate as Jane White, who did me the
honor of becoming Mrs. Miller No. 4.'
Miller is on his honeymoon, and he
says that he will not return to Jamaica
for several days. The wedding took
place last week, the ceremony belog i:er
formed by the Rev. De Witt Jactcson, of
Washington street, Jamaica.
When the bride was a child in New
town about fifty years ago. Miller was
a servant in her family and wheeled
hc;r about. When the Civil war broke
out he enlisted. Recently he went to
Jamaica, and there bouided at the home
of Mrs. White, on Catherine streec. He
get's a pension erf $24 a month. On re
ceiving his pension morey last Tuesday
iteming he went to Mrs. White and
said:
"Jane, I've thought a great deal of
you ever since you was a little girl. I've
pot a pension of $24 a month and a small
amount of property. I know I'm pretty
old, but won't you marry me? I'm tired
of boarding, even if I am a star boarder.
I'll turn all my pension money over to
you if you become my wife and let me
be the real head of your establishment
here."
The widow blushed and said the pro
posal was "so sudden," but, considering
that Miller loved her, she would consent
to become his fourth wife.
So the Rev. Mr. Jackson was sum
moned, and he came to the .little house
in which the couple lived, and in a few
moments Mrs. Jane White became Mrs.
Towr.send Miller.
Miller docs not look his age. He says
he does not remember the exact day of
his birth, but he has records to "prove
that he first saw the light of day in old
Newtown in 1708.
Miller claims to be a descendant of old
Pharaoh, the Montauk chief who
claimed Montauk Point, which was re
cently purchased by the Long Island
railroad. He is one of those who have
put in a claim for the estate. He has a
full head of snow-white hair, and is as
brisk as many much younger men.
His bride is now fifty-two.
BOTH SEXES BATHE TOGETHER.
Seaside Diversion in Germany to
Cut Loose From Prudery.
BERLIN, May 24.—Seaside bathing in
Germany has hitherto required careful
separation of men and women. The au
thorities of the various resorts, at a
convention just held, have decided to
make German bathing more attractive by
permitting the use of a common beach,
thus getting German patronage which
hitherto has been going to popular Bel
gian and French resorts.
The weeklies are making fun of the
Germa a prudery.
Cannot Favor Miss Lopez.
WASHINGTON, May 23.-The senate
committee on the Philippines today made
public a petition presented by Miss Cle
meneia Lopez, a sister of Sixto Lonez, to
I the president for the release of three of
her others in the province of-Batangas
who have been taken in custody by Gen
Bell and sent to the island of Talim'
where, she says, they are undergoing
great hardships. Miss Lopez says one o?
her brothers was accused of concealing
guns, but there was no definite charge
I against the other two. She is in Boston,
I and her petition is dated there March 15
last - The president replied that he could
roL%t r tfi T:c^eJ niiißtlce had been
More From Bishop Thobnrn.
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 23._Bi^hoo
Thoburn continued his testimony before
i£s ,Phl^PPi ne committee of the senate
today. He was examined about various
phases of ihe situation and especially as
to the rights of the United States to
dominate the Philippine islands. The
bishop expressed the opinion that Agrui
naldo could not have subjected the isl
ands if left a!cne in his rebellion against
Spam He also said that there would
have bee', civil war in the Philippines n
case Aguir.aldo had been victorious in his
war with- the United States.
The committee refused to call as wft
vfsfted fhTis?a m dsand Who
LEFT-OVEff MEDICINES
ARE SOMETIMES HARMFUL, IF NOT
DANGEROUS :
Many Drugs and Preparation* Dete
riorate Quickly _, Prescription*
for Disease Vary With Their
Stages—The Giving of Cooling
Drinks In Fever Cases—Tlie Im
portance of Sweating.
Before taking up the question of feeding
the sick a few words on left-over medi
cines may call attention to the dangers
o£ promiscuous drugging. It often hap
pens that a physicians prescription for
a cold is so effective that if any is left
it is kept for future use. The moment any
one of the family has a cold the medi
cine is given, sometimes with good re
sults, sometimes not. In some cases it
is well to have such remedies on hand,
but in other cases they are harmful, if
not dangerous. The danger is twofold;
in the medicine and in the disease. Many
drugs and preparations of drugs deteri
orate quickly, and m fact it is better to
buy all remedies in small quantities than
in large, that they may be fresh when
reeded. In other cases, and these arc
the striking, objections against a "one
for all medicine," the doctor writes his
prescription for definite purposes. In cer
tain forms of a cold, for example, there
is a dry cough, which is very annoying.
To cure this cough the doctor gives rem
edies which shall relieve the dryness of
the threat, and thus remove the cause
of the cough or incite expectoration from
the lungs of morbid secretions which ir
ritate the lungs. Thus in the first stage
of bronchitis an anti-cough remedy would
contain expectorants rather than medi
cine to act directly in checking the cough.
In a later stage, after free secretion and
elimination has been set up some specific
remedy against the cough, such as heroin,
or codeine, may be necessary, and if the
secretion becomes excessive astringents
may be needed; but it is evident that
such remedies would not only be useless
but harmful in the first stage; they would
aggravate the disease perhaps to the
point of death.
Should Be Underatood.
For this reason, if such medicines are
kept on hand their purpose should be
thoroughly understood, that they may
be given rationally rather with the in
tent of removing the cause than curing
the symptom. To take the case of a cold
for example, cough is not always a
symptom of disease itself, but it is na
ture's method of removing the products
of a more remote disease. To use a com
parison, symptoms may be compared to
tire bells which ring to give the alarm
of fire in some district of a city per
haps some distance from the bell. In
answering the alarm the firemen go to
the lire and attempt to put it out, but
they do not sUence the fire bells. In pop
uiar treatment of disease and sometimes
in threatment by physicians they do
what the firemen do not —the silence the
bells and leave the fire raging; and this
simile is the more apropos because many
diseases are due to inflammation, which
is reaiiy an internal conflagration.
The firemen depend upon water to put
out the fire, and in medicine much may
be done with water to extinguish fever
and inflammation. In" days now happily
gone by the fever patent was denied
even a drop of fluid, and thousands ot
unfortunate victims of mistaken science
died in the agonies of unquenched thirst,
literally burning up within. Nowadays
the case is different. Science realizes
that it is important to reduce the fever
as speedily as possible, and one method
is that by radiation or cooling extern
nally. This is one of the intents of per
spiration, and this is induced more free
ly if there is an abundance or fluid In
the body. If a person could live until
such an end we might cause the tissues
of the body to dry up by maintaining
perspiration and depriving the person of
water In any form, but to do this we
should be obliged to deprive him of vege
tables and meat and in fact nearly every
kind of food, because all contain water
in a large percentage.
Given Water or Lemonade.
For this resason in fevers a patient is
allowed water or lemonade or even black
coffee, if the condition is one of exhaus
tion, in small quantities at frequent in
tervals, and if the fever is very high
baths are ordered either by sponging or
immersion. Modern practice even goes
to extremes that would have horrified our
earlier doctors. In some cases, for ex
ample, an ice -bath is ordered, as in sun
stroke. This is a case that illustrates
the principle of all fever treatment. The
principle is this: In fever the blood un
dergoes certain changes due to the surfeit
of carbonic acid gas in the blood and the
deficiency of oxygen. As a consequence
the blood becomes actually poisonous,
and thus exerts an injurious influence up
on the various organs, disarranging their
natural functions. Circulation is regula
ted by a nerve center in the brain, which
is irritated by the carbonic acid gas in
the blood, but when this becomes exces
sive in quantity it paralyzes the regula
tor so that it runs wild. The first effect
is to quicken the circulation that more
blood may be carried to and through the
varloua organs, and thus make up by
quantity of blood passing for the decease
of oxygen in it, but by this compensa
tory action the blood is at the same time
overloaded with caroonic acid gas, so
that the action of the blood is more in
jurious and the circulation is quickened
the mare. Eventually the Wood itself
'may undergo organic changes which
canrot be counteracted, and this is the
case in sunstroke and extreimly high
fever, but ordinarily the blood gradually
resumes Its normal condition as the
fever abates. I have attempted to make
this explanation plain because it is at
the basis of disease and shows the mv
portance of controlling fever.
Importance of Sweating.
Reasoning backward we can see the im
portance of sweating in fever. In heat
stroke the function of perspiration is
checked and if not stimulated to action
the case is hopeless. Stokers, bakers,
found.rym.en, and others exposed continu-
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and crying out for help. The wasting processes with losses and leakages have «»
wrought an injury to those particular organs, causing them to shrink, shrivel, -a ' '&Kgs*ltlKl
and decrease in size, to become overworked and lack proper circulation and . / _iajj. \cp/^luH|
nourishment, shattering the nervous system, impairing the memory, dulling the " MW§9l&> H ■ CIH
intellect and preventing free, easy action of the brain; .deranging both body and ftff *^ /¥\ P)Wb
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RESTORATIONS ON THE. ACROPOLIS
The present work of restoring the
Parthenon at Athens was begun some
years ago. The western porch had become
so weakened as to be in danger of falling
in ruins, especially should an earthquake
occur. Part of the frieze, which is in
comparatively a good state of preservation
was carefully removed from its place.
This has now been put back on new
blocks. One of these new pieces will be
a corner of the capital of the column at
the southwest corner of the outer colon
nade. The largest block to be put in is a
single piece about thirty feet long, which
is to replace the cracked lintel over the
great western door. The magnificent
doorway will be restored to its original
size, and the inscriptions on the slabs used
in the jambs will be added to the epi
graphical treasures of antiquity. If suf
ficient means can be found, the work may
foe carried on beyond what is necessary to
preserve the building, and some or all of
the prostrate columns may be set up
again. These consisted of twelve sections
of drums, the greater part of which are
at hp.nd, while large portions of the archi
trave lie beside them on. the ground. It
•will cost about $1,000 to re-erect one of
ously to great heat drink large quantities
of water to keep up perspiration, know
ing by experience of others that if they
cease sweating they may cea«=e to live, ana
they have learned another thing that is
worth practicing in everyday life, that is
that ice water will chill the stoma?^,
and thus prevent the absorri'on of the
water and thereby check perspiration as
effectually as if no water had ben drunk;
and that exposure, when heated, to a
draught or even to chill air will bring
about the same condition.
To combat fever by medicine there are
so-called antipyretics or anti-fire remed
ies, pyr, the Greek root, meaning fire.
Sweet spirits of nitre is such a drug in a
sense, but it acts by causing perspiration
as well as inciting a more copious flow of
urine. Aconite is more properly an a;i'py.
retic, acting upon the heart, but It should
be given with extreme caution for that
very reason. In excess it paralyzes. When
there is fever a few drops of tincture of
aconite may be given in water every hour
or two until the fever abates and the
measure of the dose and frequency Is the
clinical thermometer. As the temperature
falls the amount of aconite should be de
creased, and as it approaches normal it
should be ceased, to be again resumed if
the temperature rises again. There is no
mow harmful error than giving aconite
after the fever has abated to clinch the'
effect, as they say, because aconite i? a
depressant; it is a two-edged lancet mat
cuts both ways, and in fact aconite has
much the same effect as bleeding. For
this reason aconite should be given only in
such cases as have a strong heart action
and a full bounding pulse. Cases in which
to use a simile, th-e heart is like a lion
struggling in a net.
The Use of Digitalis.
In cases where the heart is weak, flut
tering like a captive bird, digitalis is in
dicated, a drug that strengthens the heart
action by decreasing the frequency of its
beating and thus giving it time to gather
itself together, so to speak, and exert
more force at each beat. It is the differ
ence between striking an anvil a hundred
times or using the same amount of
strength in fifty blows, which would nat
urally be twice as forcible. Digitalis
moreover excites the kidneys to increased
activity and thus aids in relieving conges
tion.
Physicians speak of fevers as sthenlc
or asthenic, meaning broadly that they
are strong or weak, but the weak fever
is often the most intense. The astlvenic
fever, in other words, is one in which
the fire burns bo. fiercely as to consume
the vital fuel so rapidly that a state of
collapse, or at least ' prostration, ensues,
which renders the treatment complicated
and difficult. Hence In- some forms of
fever it is necessary to give stimulants
or tonics to. keep -up the strength, al
though they may be fuel to the flre.
Among drugs, quinine, is" an antipyretic
and tonic 14 w&ii-, and or that reason
it 1^ jiiitY-efgaily given, in too* pf jnost
these columns, but the appearance of the
Parthenon would be much improved if
they could be set up again.
The question is being agitated of the
strengthening and restoration of other
ancient monuments on the Acropolis, espe
cially the Propylaea and Arechtheion.
The Parthenon was wrecked by the ex
plosion of a Turkish powder magazine by
a Venetian bomb in the seventeenth cen
tury. The Propylaea had been blown up
by a bolt of lighting reaching a store of
powder. The Erechtheion, after having
served as the harem of the governor of
Athens, was greatly damaged during the
Revolutionary war. The restoration of
these splendid works of Grecian art, to
such an extent as is possible, would de
servedly long distinguish those having
parts in such restoration. It is said that
but comparatively a small sum (J3.500) is
all that Is needed to restore completely the
Ereohtheion.
In thfs» connection is mentioned the
fact of the discovery of a portion of the
northern of the two long walls which
In ancient times connected Athens with
its seaport, the Peiraieus. At New
Phaleron (says the author of an article
forms, and ■especially because It has a
special action by which it seems to kill
or render Inert germs which cause dis
ease or are generated by the disease.
But quinine is not a food, and in a fever
I food is needed as much as medicine to
supply tire deficiency caused by the com
bustion of the vital elements of the body.
Hence we need some highly concentrated,
■ easily assimilated forro of food material
I to aid drugs in the cure of a fever.
Alcohol a Necessity In Medicine.
Alcohol is a highly concentrated stimu
lant which may have food qualities in
a small degree. Of the many forms,
whisky and brandy are the most generally
used. The use of alcohol in medicine
is a delicate one to discuss, yet calm
judgment, unbiased by prejudice, seems
to prove that alcohol is a necessity in
medicine. In typhoid fever, for example,
alcohol may be the main stay, and it is
a curious fact that when it is given in a
condition of ill-health it does not mani
fest an intoxicating effect, seeming to
prove that it exerts a medicinal effect
without any injurious one. The absence
of any inebriating effect must perforce
in a sense be the measure ©f its need.
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in the Boston Transcript, from whic]
Putove statements axe taken), which
suburb of IViraieus, a large el
plant was being built last fall to fui
light and power for the trains ( I
Athens & Peiraieus railroad. N
during the building of the wills t<
the river Kephisos in its be
rainy season and to prevent i:
the town, a portion of the south
the two I-ong AValls was founrl.
gave occasion." says the Athens
"for investigations in the direct!
dicated for the discovery als
northern wall, of which, up to tin
not even traces had been found, and
labout which, there had arisen many
differences of opinion between Greek
and foreign archaeologists. Thes<
vestigations were crowned with bu
and yesterday (Oct. 13, 1901),
roid leading from Peiraieus to Al
and at a distance of 234 meters 0
from the southern walls, the n*
wall was found at a depth of or.l
below the surface. Td~ right at;
enty centimeters (twenty-eight r
of the Lontj Walls were founn
many graves of great archae< i
value, though unfortunately not un
touched."
If it sets the pulse a-boundlng and the
head a-throbbing it is worse than
less. If it seems to increase the Btr<
or enable the flagging powers t<
their own. then it is doing good. Al
we may liken alcohol to a brldp**'
which the body is enabled to safely
the yawning abyss of disease, bit
across there is no further need of II
that lies the danger of using alcofa
disease, because the habit Is easily form
ed, and after the need is past the
tite remains. —Leon N
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Immense tract of land of the Oi
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by the principal stockholders of the
Booth-Kelly Lumber company.
a«res of it is covered with heavy tli
of very fine quality.

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