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THE ROCK ISUAXD ARGUS. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, mil.
A. Patient's Impressions of the Modern
Woodmen's Tuberculosis Sanatorium
The boys hare any number of stan
dard gags that are pulled whenever
occasion offers. If a patient is seiz
ed with a violent and prolonged fit
! of coughing he is greeted with "Get
f Special Correspondence of the Arsu.)
Colorado Springs, Col., Oct. 14.
Having tuberculosis is not without its
compensations if one is a member
of the Modern Woodmen of America.
There arc no end of far less dreaded
afflictions that flesh is heir to that
are much more disagreeable and dan
gerous than consumption, provided
one discovers in time what is ailing
him, and provided, also, as before
stated, he is a Woodman.
The Modern Woodmen's sanator
ium for the treatment of members, lo
cated near Colorado Springs, is the
greatest philanthropy ever undertak
en by a fraternal insurance organiza
tion, and it is steadily getting bigger.
remark of discontent usually brings
a quick reproof from someone, "What
do you want for your ten cents?" is
the most common form of "call
down." being based, of course, on
the fart that the sanatorium was
formerly maintained by a tax paid
from the general fund equaling
10 cents per year for each beneflcial
member. This tax does not look big,
but when you stop to figure that
there are 1,200,000 Woodmen paying
it you will see that the institution
I ha Bwttr trnnA finanrlftl hackine.
The average visitor, on coming to
the sanatorium, expects to find a lot
of pale, emaciated, hollow chested.
The people of the city wherein the! homesick and woebegone individuals
Woodmen have their headquarters j awaiting the crack of doom. In the
have read much about the sanator-j popular mind the tuberculosis sana
iiim, but it is barely possible theyltorium is next door to the cemetery,
may still be interested in the Jmpres-jBut what one really finds here is an
sions gained by a patient at that in- j aggregation of 180 sun and wind tan
stitution. j ned, well fed men, to all appearances
! as normal and healthy as an equal
To begin with, there is no such j number picked up at random from
thing as tuberculosis. It's "bugs." j nearly every state in the union would
That is a shorter, and though it may! likely be. Four times out of five the
has made a substantial gain in avoir
dupois. He has become acquainted
w-ith his fellow patients and has been
initiated into their social circle. If
he is fortunate he will have become
ready to take short walks. He be
gins to look about him for something
to occupy the time when the regula
tions do not require him to be!
"chasing the bugs," or, in other! lively tendencies
words, sitting quietly in the open
air. The first walk starts the un
folding of the abounding delights of
Colorado scenery. After a month
has passed, the patient, if he is pro
gressing satisfactorily, will have ac
quired a few knots on his abdomen to
show where tuberculin, popularly
known as "bug juice," has been in
jected. To sum it all up, it takes
about four weeks to make one a full
fledged patient. After that the rest
is easy. Some become so enamored
of the life here that they ate reluc
tant to leave when the doctor tells
them they are fit to go home, or
when their nine months, the maxi
mum period for a patient, have expired.
An adequate knowledge of the
'You must ; tJ
I the hook," "Hang it up,'
I be taking the bugs." etc. During
chasing periods, which are an bourijJ
before each meal and half an hourj
before the taking of temperature.!
morning, afternoon and evening, the'
following dialogue is often heard: j
"O. Brown." j
"Shut up." !
When a patient manifests particular j
someone will re-i
dressing a patient is:
fellows don't look sick."
Why, you 'proper manner to care for one's self
And, as a is perhaps the most important thing
also be an "uglier" word, it is char
acteristic of the half humorous phil
osophy with which the patients re
gard their state of health. For these j whole, we are not sick, in the popu
same patients are a cheerful lot.jlar acceptance of the term, either
much as one might expect to find ; physically or mentally. Of course,
them otherwise. Seldom does one there are "typical" cases of tubercu
hear any grumbling, and the chronic losis here patients who are passing
fault finder is not popular among his j through an a'-ute stage of the disease,
fellows. In fact, there are instances (or whose treatment has been begun! the world fight aganst ignorance,
the patient gets, for not only will he
apply it personally while here, but.
if he is of average intelligence and
determination, he will carry his new
habits with him in after years and, in
addition, will become a missionary in
or to return.
appreciation for what was being
done for them got them "in bad"
with the other "lungers." The first
on record where patients have pack- too late, either because of neglect
ed up and gone "down the road," nev-! on the part of the individual, or
because their lack of through lack of viliganee on the part
of his physician. But such cases
are kept only till it is apparent that
no permanent benefit can be derived
here. On the average, there are
about a 6core out of the ISO patients
confined to their bed because they
As Wrinkle Remover
which favors the spread of the white
One of the first things a patient is
taught is the necessity of resting. The
general idea seems to prevail that the
sort of treatment a consumptive re
quires is plenty of exercise in the
mark that "it seems to be getting j
rather high for him here. About
time to move down the road." This!
gag arises from the fact that incur
able cases are often rejected on the
ground that the altitude will not
agree with them.
As patients grow stronger they
find something to keep their minds
and bodies occupied at spare times j
and. naturally, many turn to wood j
working. "Jack knife" carpenters!
are numerous. Red cedar grows in
the nearby mountains and scurb oak If
and pine are everywhere. The first j
thing manufactured is a walking
stick, because that article is almost j
a necessity to everyone when he be-1
comes able to take exercise. Having j
made one cane, the average patient j
tries to improve upon his first effort,
and make a present for a friend.
Many canes are made to sell, as are
a variety of little trinkets. Some be
come proficient in making the Wood
man ax. mallet and wedge and pre
sent sets to their home camps. Pho
tography takes the spare time of
many, and so numerous are cameras j
that it is a dull day when the average j
patient does not figure in a picture;
of some sort. I'ntil recently there.'
was a workshop, fitted out with pow-!
er machinery for wood working, but, j
being conducted as a separate insti
tution, it got into financial difficul
ties and so the board of directors or
dered it dismantled. Later, it is pro-
Ever Made For
open air. Science long ago upset
are "running temperature," or who. j this theory, but the public is just be- posed to provide for an enterprise of
at some time during the day, show i ginning to become aware of that fact, this kind on a more comprehensive
a degree or more above the normal. Learning to rest is not the least dif-1 scale and put it in charge of a man-
(The Woman Beautiful) "n fne wnoie tne patients at tne;neult of the new habits a patient uai training instructor, who will di
Many women regularly visit the I Modern Woodmen sanatorium armust acquire. Those who come here
beautv specialist to have their wrin-iaDout ap contented and care-rree aiare drawn from many occupations
rect the energies of these who are
ambitious and able to do something
Never before have the women of this city and vicinity had
the opportunity of buying such stunning stylish hats at this
early date in the season at any such price . as , $4.98.
TAKE YOUR CHOICE
Of any hat in the house no matter what the original price is.
Come in and try them on. Some of these hats sold as high as
YOU CAN HAVE IT CHARGED
If you do not have the ready cash we will gladly have it
charged and you may pay us when convenient.
THE COATS AND SUITS
We are offering this fall for men, women and children are
positively the best values and styles to be found in the city.
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best known preparation for the pur
pose can be made at home by dissolv-
After a month, however, life be-' affairs anew. Iieif-rmination is bcrn
gins to assume more attractions for j out of the battle against disease and
The mountain scenery about the
sanatorium proves a strong attrac
tion to the average patient from the
prairie states and he quickly resolves
to see as much of it as possible. The
first ambition that comes to the new
comer is to climb Mount Cedar,
which lifts its peak . 0 " 0 feet above
the sanatorium two miles to the west.
As a matter of fact, however, but
few ever top that eminence. After
one lies in his chair for a mouth and
1.1-.. 1 i "... j . v. . v, T i .m v . ' ' rit nf men AS One WOllln rare TO SPP. Thov zira ancaiTAH in tho i net gpllvol in.A nPn.tinnl : . V , , Ai.fnrr
i e ji uiieu uui nil l uv utrl I' ui uui, . v . v ' - . ... - v. i 1 1 1 j i tiv moi 1 1 ci. nuna, iiiua iitinif,
applications, cold creams and mas-j j pursuits and at the busiest period of them for new activities when y ' V-r
sage. Most of us realize that there. The first month is the most trying lite, rience, at nrst it is np.rd tor; again become bread winners.
comes a time when no amount of per-! for a patient. During that period1 thni to sit still in an easy chir for:
suasion of this BOrt will avail. This; he is expected to rest all the time so' hour atier hour, doing nothing,
process of '"wrinkle removing' is j that he may adapt himself to his new! thinking nothing as nearly as m.-y be.
wrong in principle. Both the hot wa- surroundings and gain, if possible, a The muscles rebel at inactivity. The
ter and the massaging tend to expand ! preliminary advantage in the fight; spirit frets at being thus thrust em
and loosen the skin, besides softening ! against disease. No privileges be- forarily out of the world's affairs
the muscular foundation. j yond those incidental to the most ne-j Hut the cultivation or repese is nec-
The very opposite result should be'eessary functions of life are voluntar-j essary, and in the end few fail in the
aimed at. The tissue should be' ily granted. A uniform daily rou-jart.
strengthened, the skin tightened, so j tine also aids the physicians in their j And this very repose gives one time to
there'll be no room for wrinkles. The study of new cases. i r iect upon his past and to order his
i his system that are supposed to be
'busily engaged in throttling thei
i ''bugs' and casting them out. Tuber- j
culm is orte of the discoveries thatj
'the late Dr. Koch, the eminent Ger-j
i man scientist, gave to the world. If1
, an overdose is given, or the patient!
i over-exerts himself alter taking it.j
the symptoms of consumption are'
likelv to be temporariiv intensified
Health and Beauty Hints
BY MRS. MAE MARTYN
ing one ounce of saxollte in one-half; the patient. By this time, as a rule. the enforced freedom from teir.pia-; sj7es p the diffiiulties of tho asr-ent
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pint witch hazel. L se as a wash lo- he has been fully instructed in thetion, and so it happens that a major-
tion. The effect is really marvelous.! regulations and knows how heity of the patients leaving the saaa
Tell the druggist you want the pow-) should care for himself. If be wasitorium go out with a firm resolve to
dered saxolite, which dissolves !m-j below normal weight on entering the; correct their former mistakes and
mediately. isanatorium, in nearly every case he' live a cleaner and more temperate
Every patient brinps to the sana
torium a story of wasted strength -of
a physical crisis that is worth the
telling and that bears a moral of its
own. ft may have to do with unsani-
; tary living, dissipation, worry, over
(work, or some other form of neglect
j or abuse of the body, but, whatever
! it is. in nine case out of ten it has
! taught its subject a lesson ai'd he,
j realizes that ho must correct his er
rors and live right if he is to con-'
itinue his mortal existence. '
, Initiations into sanatorium life
are made to suit the individual.
1 I'sually the new patient is spared
while he is in the receiving colony
and he is never molested till his
physical condition is such that it is
certain no harm can come to him as
a result. If he fares well usually at
the end of a week or so he is remov-;
ed from the receiving colony into
one of the other aggregations of tent;
cottages, and there his initiation,
takes place. As he marches to his;
new home he is quickly spotted andj
all down the line the cry is raised.
A scries of statements regarding our business and our
reasons for asking their suprort in the elertion of Oct. 3 1 .
The Union Electric is not now, nor ever has been,
owned by the Central Union company, nor by the
Bell interests, nor by anybody except the gentle
men who represent themselves to be the owners.
Practically all the stock of the Union Electric Tel
ephone company is owned by people livicg- in Har
A bond of $400,00 0 was placed on the property
by the Harrisburg contingent and the proceeds -used
to extend and improve your telephone facilities.
The plant was running behind and the mortgage was
foreclosed by the bondholders and purchased by
Charles L. Bailey, Jr., as trustee for the bondhold
ers. Since then it has been running behind at the
rate of $1,000 to $1,200 per month.
Telephone & Telegraph
CHARLES L. BAILEY, JR., Trustee.
he loses I he edge of his desire to
climb and when he begins to walk
and tackles the easy grades on the
roads and paU's about the grounds
h' usually c!e- id s that a rno:e mod-;
orate form of exercise will do for
him. His human desire to get up
where he can look down, as a rule,
carries him no further than the top
of Mount Re so, just south of the san
atorium, which is about two hundred
feet high. The lookout from here is
fine. Though few clii.ib Mount (-;
dar, the majority find their way,
sooner or later, to all of a dozen or.
more interesting spots within easy,
walking distance of their ten's.
Tuberculin is administered twice a
week. The patients are divided intoi
sex en classes, so arransred that their
doses are minute! - graduated the ob
ject being to iii'-rense the amount
given as rapidly as the patient ran
assimilate it wit limit getting a reac
tion. The effect of t iiLe'rnlin is In
increase the individual's power of re
sistance to tuberculosis. In other;
words, it brings reinforcements to
the army of m ir res'-rpic workers in'
Ethyl: Your mother is right in con
demning face powder, as it w ill in time
Hut. under the skillful treatment giv-.ruiu any complexion, by clogging the
en here this seldom happens. 'pores and causing the skin to become
j rough and wrinkled. If you desiie
Of course, it is not r-II sunshine at'j0r fa..e to retain its smooth, rosy
the sanatorium. There are dull days n I)Poara ncei tIse ,ne following lotion
for all, with thoughts of home and all() j am .S1ir(, vollr mother will not ob
lood ones. Among so many men ject nor will you ever recret it: Dis
soine are naturally to ho found who Mlve four ounces of spurmax in a half
ar? disposed to take the gloomy view. 'pint hot water and add two teaspoon-
Hiit they itre the exceptions. Patients ' fills glycerine. This lotion takes away
!ie a simple, normal life here, they; that shiny sallow appearance, and will
are well fed. well housed and com-, make your skin -smooth and velvety
t'ortahle and it follows that they are; without giving to it a powdered look,
nearly always cheerful ami often m - j Spurmax lotion stays on much better
tually happy. They are not. merely I than powder, does not show, and is
resigned to the fortunes of the w ar j unequaled for removing tan, freckles
in which they are engaged. They are 'and skin pimples,
iirl.ueil with the spirit of the fight '
and that is the m st hopeful sign of j
all. K. K. I?.
MAKING A LAWYER.
Kena X. : Xeither vaseline nor olive
oil svill correct your scalp troubles.
Keep your scalp clean with frequent
shampoos, and use the following tonic
; about tw ice a week, massaging it gent-
It Took Patrick Henry Six Weeks to ily into the hair roots: Mix one ounce
Prepare For the Bar. j of quin.nin into a half pint nlcohol.
Patrick Henry when lie was a (then add a half pint cold water. This
invigorating tonic will destroy every
: "O b-o-o-y-s-; here he comes.'" "Don't!
do anything to him now, fellows;
wait till tonight,"' says one. "Bet
'you'll have pleasant dreams tonight."
offers another. If the newcomer
'stands the gaff without wincing thej
chances are that that will be the last
i of it, but if he shows irritation or
1 fears he is very likely to be "worked
! on." He may find his door locked
(when he returns from the dining
J room, his roof may be bombarded
i with gravel, a thistle may be put un
1 der the sheet in his bed, or his stove
may be filled with stones or his lamp
! with water. He may find a pan of
i water set above his door so that he
knocks it down and baptizes himself
. when he Tomes in. If he grows too
pugnacious he may get the paddle
; degree, the severity of which will be
graded to suit his needs. Rest assur
ed that he will eventually be brought
; to the proper state of submission;
i and it nearly always turns out that
' the one who is the hardest to subdue.
i when he finally is humbled, becomes
the biggest "rough-neck" as anyone
who starts something is instantly
; characterized. "Come on b-o-o-y-s-"
; is the rallying cry when there is any
I fun afoot.
It should be stated that the man
i agement of the sanatorium discour
i ages all forms of hazing and when
the pranks go so far as to involve
! PATTFn TO i
Cured by Lydla 13. Pinkham's
Found. Wis. "I am prlarl to an
nounce that 1 have been cured of dys
pepsia ana icmai
I roubles by your
me d i c i no. I hal
been troubled with
both for fourteen
jf-ars nnd consulted
but failed to got any
relief. Aftr usimr
I.vdia K- Pinkham's
V'o pre table Com
pound and Blood
l'uril'er I can say I
am a well woman.
I can't find words to express my thanks
for the good your meaicine has done
me. You maypublish this if you wish."
Mrs. Herma fciETH, Pound, Wis.
The success of Lydia E. Pinkham's
Vecre table Compound, made from root3
and herbs, is imDaralleled. It may be
used with perfect confidence by women
young married man of twenty three
was a complete failure. He bad tried
clerking, fair:. ing and keeping a coun
try store, all with eijuatly negative or
"Best nf all," he said cheerfully to
himself. "I will become a lawyer."
Six weeks he allowed himself as a
matter of formality to prepare for the
bar. I Miring this time he read one
book. "Coke Upon Littleton." supple
mented by an equally strenuous pe
rusal of the "Digest of the Virginia
His examiners. Wythe. Pendleton,
Peyton Rardolpb and John Randolph,
hardly knew whether to be more
amazed at his ignorance of law or bis
profound knowledge of history. After
no little deliberation he received bis
"Mr. Henry." John Randolph ex
claimed enthusiastically after his ex
amination of the young neophyte. "If
your industry be only half equal to
your genins I augur that you will do
well and become an ornament and an
honor to your profession." Green Bas.
particle of dandruff, eliminate scalp ir
ritation, stop your hair from coming
out. and promote a healthy, abundant
erowth. Its regular use makes the
hair soft, glossy and free from that
stringy, deadlooking condition.
Mildred: Do not despair. Ton ran
rid the skin of those bothersome hairs
and wear low-neck gown; if you get
an ounce of delatone at the drug store
and with a little mix enough water to
form sufh'ient paste to rover the hairy
parts. I.et remain two or three min
utes, then rub off, wash the nkln and
the hairs will have vanished. While
dela'one costs a dollar an ounce, it in !
w ell worth the nrice. as a second annli- t
cation seldom is required to permanent
ly remoye hairy growths.
F. R. A.: Dieting and exercising will
i.nt reduce weight permanently. The
only safe remedy I know of thai will
j not Injure one's health. Is made by
dissolving four ounces nf parnotis in
Queen Bess' Wardrobe.
Royal annals Lave never recorded a
more varied and extensive wardrobe
than that which belonged to the "vir
gin queen." Even at the age of sixty
eight, when she might be supposed to
have outlived ber youthful vanity, she
possessed 'M complete official cos
tumes. 102 French jrovvn. Iu0 robes
with trains and C7 without. 12o an
tique dresses, lZi bodice. I2."i tunics,
not to mention such trifles as W man
tles. Js5 dressing gowns and 27 fans, j
It Is possible that she bad an ugly i
foot, for she possessed only nine pairs j
of shoes, which, considering her ex-
travagances Jn other articles of ap- '
parel. must have some meaning. At :
Chorus Girl: Your dull, weak, ex
pressionless eyes can easily be made
bright and sparkling by putting in
eaMi eye twice daily a few drops of
a tonic, made by dissolving an
ounce of crystos In a pint of water
It will not smart but will prove won
derfully strengthening to tired, in
flamed eyes. It is a great aid 1.0
those who wear glasses and n ti n
remedy for granulated eyelids anil
eye troubles generally.
P. B.: Your sallow, pimply skin,
lack of energy, poor appetite, sleep
lessness and other marks of 111 health
are due to impure blood. Tho best
way to tone up your system and get,
back your good health is to take be
fore each meal a tablespoonf ul of
this simple, home-made tonic; In a
half pint of alcohol dissolve a half
cup sugar and one ounce kardene.
then add hot water to make a quart.
This old-fashioned medicine la very
strengthening to a run-down svstem
atid will soon put you in the bent of
condition. As a liver regulator. If Is
very fine and Is Indispensable for
general family use.
Mrs. H. W.: Tf ordinary creams do
not. help in removing your wrinkles, try
massaging your face with this grease
less cream-Jelly. Stir together and let
stand over niht before using, two lea
spoonfuls glycerine, one ounce of almo
zoln and a half pint old water. This
almozoin Jelly will cPar and smooth
your complexion, leavlnc your Mn soft,
velvety and free from i.lHrkh'-ads. larce
pores, pimples and roughness For treat
ing freckle and tan. I flr.d this prepar
ation very fine.
Grace T. : Do not he deluded into be.
lievlng that soap Is pood for shampoo
j Ing. Even when you make a soap-je'iv,
j the deadly alkali that cats the very life
out of your hair still remains. The
j alkali in soap dulls. bleacher and Ktreaks
j the hair, causing 1' to split and break
.off. I have found that a tenspoonful of
icanthrox dissolved in a up of hot wa
' fer make the verv 1 est ; hampoo imag
inable. It lathers frcclv. removes all
dirt and dandruff and unseR earl!'-.
Your hair will dr o jlrkh ard be sur
prisingly bright arid fbiffv No o'h'-;
a pint and a half of hot water. A table,
spoonful taken before meals reduces
superfluous flesh at an amazing rate
and does not leave the skin flabby and
wrinkled. A friend of mine wrote me
that in five weeks she reduced her, shampoo preparation I );ae ever se i
weight ?, pounds with this simple ' 's so good to keep 'be hair and scalr
remedy. It is inexpensive. I In a perfectly ch-an, h-aPhy condition.
the damaging of property or real dia-' who suffer from displacements, ir.flam- j Jaer death 3.000 articles were found
: order effective repressive measures nxation. ulceration fibroid tumors ir-, daly catalogued In ter wardrobe
are employed. But it is realized that ! EgX j bich "cr
; the boys must have their fun. This j gestion, dizziness or ncrT0U3 p'rostra- '
' often takes the form of enforcing thej tion. ! 11 la ,lme of 8aJ,lc'n mishap or
i rules. Frequent and prolonged ab- For thirty years Lydia Pinkham's ' accident that Chamberlain's Linimen:
j sencea from one's colony, especially I Vegetable Compound lias been the ! can be relied upon to take the place of
i in the evening, are not looked upon ) standard remedy for female ills, andj the family doctor, who cannot always
; with favor bv one's neighbors and i suffering women owe it to themselves . be found at the moment. Then it is
frequently parties are formed to j at least giTe this medi cine a trial- that Chamber,alri S IJninient i8 never
.bring the wanderer, home. When K'1, wanting. In cases of sprains.
the culprits are found they are j not cure tou ' (cuts, wounds and bruises Chamber
; msivuea uses to meir tents ana gen-, , . f . j,. "alu B -u.liukui aj-.ea out tne sort:nes3 .
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