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The bitr Sunday editions of our Xew
York dailies are out of all "proportion to
the size of the newsboys who carry them.
One or the other will have to no chanced.
When Gotham isn't holding a horse or
n dog show she can always .work herself
up into a frenzy over a match game of
billiards. '"Nnpolean" Ives is at present
the hero of the sporting element.
Should China submit to the demands
of Germany she is likely to find herself
in the situation of the traditional "tailor
and the camel." Once the nose goes in,
It will be no lack of modesty that pre?
vents the body from following.
The mayoralty of Augusta. Ga., is
likely to become the most "popular oliice
in the State. After .the inaugural cere?
monies last week of Mayor Walsh,he was
fairly smothered with kisses by the ladies
present. Several of his friends volun?
teered to act ns'uuderst udy,hut he indig?
nantly refused to 'surrender any of'.the
perquisites of the office.
Th?- sales of property at public auction
on Saturday last, demonstrated the con
fltlence the investors have in Roanoko
holdings. Whilst the figures paid did
not approximate inflated values of ^boom
days, they are regarded .by all as fair
prices for the times. ltoanoke has long
since passed t|ie experimental stage, anil
investments made now are sure to yield it
good return with trie general revival of
The resolution of Senator Opie, of Au?
gusta, before the committee on elections,
to report a bill to lessen the number of
elections in the State by the consolida?
tion, ns far as practicable, of State, coun?
ty, city and district elections, is'^an Ini?
tial movement towards [retrenchment of
expenses. According" to calculations
made by him, the cost, of ^an 'election in
Virginia is between $25,000 and $30,1)00,
ami he nopes by thus^blending tbe'tlec
tions, materially to decrease these
figures. Since the predominating issue
In the campaign Iii which tlie members
were chosen was to cut down the expense
of State government, we notice that
nearly all the bills so far introduced have
a bearing in that direction.
Went would you do if war should be
declaretl to-morrow with a European
power: How would I? change your home
life, the lives of vour .brother and other
relatives:- How would, it affect your bus?
iness connections and bushiest!1 What
changes would it make in financial, city,
State and national affairs? It is these
interesting problems which a writer In
t he December Cosmopolitan Jims "under?
taken to sketch under the heading of "A
Brief History of Our Date War With
Spain," at the same time vividly describ?
ing the exciting scenes whicb^would [at?
tend the opening of hostilities. This
same number of the Cosmopolitan has an
article on "The Well Dressed Woman"
ly Elsie de Wolfe, a contiast of the
characters of Henry t'.eorge and Charles
A. Dana by .lohn Brisben Walker. In
anot her place "The Loves of Goethe,"
while Wells' -dory, '.'The War of the
Worlds." which has been so widely rend,
Teaches its conclusion in an unexpected
The supreme court of Virginia on
Thursday last handed down "in the case
of Booker vs. Donohue a most important
decision. Booker proved in court that he
was rightfully ejtitled to the oliice that
the judges of election had awarded Donc
bue and the supreme court decides that
Donohue must deliver to Booker the
emoluments of the office during his illc
gal incumbency. The court says, opinion
by Judge Keith:
As against an intruder, wrong-doer, or
usurper, the rightful claimant may re?
cover fees and emoluments without hav?
ing qtialiliid in the mode prescribed
Comstock vs. City o' Grand Rapids, 40
Mich., 308; Kreitz vs. liehieusmeyer. 28
N. E. R . 084: State vs. Johnson, 11 Ark..
407; City of Philadelphia vs. Dink. 14
Amer. and Eng. Cor. cases, 285, These
' cases established?I, the right of the
riuhtful claimant to recover: 2, to recover
Much in Little
Is especially true of Hood's Pills, for no medi?
cine ever contained so great curative power in
so small space. They are a whole medicine
chest, always ready, al- ?k ? h ?
ways efficient, always sat- VLgP fl 1 1
Jsfactory; prevent a cold Una
or fever, cure all liver Ills,
sick headache, jaundice, constipation, etc. 2r,e.
She only Tills to take with Hood's Sarsaparllla.
TURN YOUR HACK ON
old time hijdi-pruo credit
dealings. SEE what spot
cash will do.
Ladies' Genuine Kid, all solid leather,
$1, worth ?1 25.
Laaies' Genuine Kid, $1,50, worth $2,
Ladies' Finest Hand-Sowed Hoots, $3,
(A special offering of these.)
Men's Calf shoes. $2. ~??every where
at $3. Unless we save you 25c on a pair
of Shoes wo can't expect to SELL you
Shoes. Sec whether we save thisloryott.
oanoke Shoe Co.,
Spot Gash Money Savers.
by iudebitatus assumpsit; 8, that quali?
fying, by t::king the. oath, giving hond,
etc., nre not necessary as conditions pre?
Under out form of governmpiit the per?
petuity cf our institutions anil the pres?
ervation of the liberty of the people de?
pend upon honest and fair elections, and
the highest public policy requires thnt
the laws should be mj ,ranted and admin?
istered as to secure 'air elections. To
hold that a defeated candidate, who, ?y
any artifice or device, obtains tho certifi?
cate of election, and is inducted into
oflice, may retain it until, as the result it
may be, of protracted litigation, the
rightful claimant prevails, and that in
the mean time he may receive and retain
the fees and emoluments without being
accountable'therefor, is repugnant to
natural justice and oilers an iaducement
to the commission of fraud by permitting
the perpetrator to enjoy its fruits in se?
curity 'p0 uoid fhat the injured party j
must qualify as n condition precedent of !
his right ot action would he to '??^w the
wror.g-ocer to take advantage of his own
wrouc, he having deprived his competitor
of the only evidence whic'- would entitle
him t^ qualify?the ceytiflcateof election.
.Measure of Damages. If tho plaintiff
ptoves his case he will he entitled to re?
cover such proportion of tho allowance
made for the current official year as was
wrongfully received by the intruder; and
as to fees for service performed, to tho
profits thereof?that is,the .amount of the
fees, less the necessary expenses ol earn?
ing them,unless tho intruder were guilty
of fraud in procuring the certificate of
election, in which case he should not be
allowed to malto any deduction. Bier
vs. Gorrell and Arris vs. Stukeley sunru.
1 he fact that the Koanoke Choral So?
ciety has again resumed its rehearsals
alter its last most excellent Concert is a
good qmen for the permanency of its or?
ganization. Heretofore, nil such musi?
cal otgnidznttons in our city have been of
a most ephemeral character. Gotten up
usually for some special occasion,as soon
as its purpose has been accomplished,
they have disbanded, thus leaving a city
of twenty thousand Inhabitants without
anything in the nature of a local musical
club. Already the choral lias been in ex?
istence over it year, its weekly meetings
having been kept up even during the
heated term of the summer months, and
during this time it has given us two
most enjoyable mnsicales. The Choral's
next, cifort will be perhaps something of
a more pretentious nature since It pur?
poses taking up the "Messiah" for study.
The value of such an Organization in a
community is hunt to overestimate.
There are few people who are nor at least
appreciative of music, whether or not
they ha*0 the talent of rendering it. Its
inliucuce is for gocd only, appealing as it
does to all that is gentlest and most
aesthetic in our natures,so that the mem?
bers of such a society become,to n certain
extent, public benefactors. In order to
accomplish the best, result systematic
work Is necessary) and bow hard it often
becomes to keep tipitn interest among its
members only those who have had the
charge of such an organization can fully
appreciate. Wo have repeatedly heard it
said that IIoanoke bus little musical tal?
ent, and white it may be true that Lhere
are. no individual voices in our city that
would ever attain any celebrity of note,
yet Mr. Scitchard, the director of the
Choral, has at leas) succeeded in getting
together a hire." mini her of good voices,
whose lstoul ensemble" under intelligent
and skillful instruction, succeeds in reti
derinu' goo<t music in a pleasing and
effective manner. Its ninny friends in our
city congratulate the Choral on the
work already done, and wish for it an in?
creased and widening sphere of useful?
It is to be hoped thai'the present legis?
lature before adjournment will succeed
in devising some plan that will make the
almost boundless wealth of her oyster
beds ret urn a more adequate revenue to
the State. The cxegeneies of her finances
demand that all trilling with a measure
of such moment shall cease, and '.he time
Is ripe for action.
Under the existing laws this vast bed
of oyster ground is inado to yield tho
beggarly sura of $3O,00D annually, barely
enough to maintain the police force nec?
essary to'proUct her waters from ma?
rauding by non-residents. The present
statute?provides that all oysters planted
shall be assessed by tho bushel for the
purpose of State nud county taxation,
and also that an ad valorem duty of forty
cents on the'hundred dollars be levied.
Tho auditor's report for 18!)?, of four?
teen counties, shows'that ll6b7,S43?btish
els were planted. This report does not
include some seven or eight other tide
watet counties In which undoubtedly oys?
ters have been planted. These oysters
taken up ;? few months after planting are
sold upon the ground for $80 or ifiO per
bun lied bushels,anil yet the total tax"ac
cruing to the State therefrom is ouly
about $?!)()(), a fraction over live cents on
the hundred bush-is planted.
This law as it stands is a travesty on
legislation. Again, tho statute provider,
that "tongmen shall pay a'tax of forty
cents on t ie'hundred dollars of value of
oysters caught, or In lieu thereof, if u
tongmau elect, the sum of s!'2 if he uses
ordinary tongs, or .f?, if lie usucs pi tent
tongs, for tho season." Tho fact that
but few of the tongmen elect to pay the
specific sum, is conclusive proof that
there Is some means by which the valua?
tions can be lowered, and tho tax made
to fall under or $5. j[Meu do not con?
tinue to etigage iu a business'from year
to year that is unremunerntive, and yet
from the returns,which is sometimes less j
than one cent tux per week for the labor
of two men, one would be led to think
that the oyster business was run for
pure love of the work and not "from any
I benefit that might result from it.
The annual license tax upon a dredger
is$3per every hundred feet capacity.
Based upon this estimate the State's rev?
enue is only about two-fifths of a cent
per bushel, fcr those engaged reaularly
in the business. Si.xty ''ent? per bushel
would perhaps be about an average for
these oysters iti the market. Does uot
two fifths of a cent seen insignificant
compare! wit>. the profits derived by the
These figures have been culled from the
governor's report on this subject, ami, if
correct, show class legislation of the
rankest sort. If continued, it would be
gootl policy for the farmers of some of
our mountainous districts, where hard
toil year in and year mit yields them but
the barest existence, to institute an exo?
dus to these more favored sections, and
there under the more beneficent patron?
age of the State, make life n'ore endura?
ble than thentgaardlysoil and high taxes
of their present homes now permit. That
there are difficulties in the way of fram?
ing a bill that will correct these existing
evils, and also see that Its provisions are
enforced, is self evident, but that it can
be done is eoually true. The res"lit
accomplished, are so promising of largely
increased revenue to the State,that it wil'
be well worth any amount "ol work ex?
pended upon it. Virginia's aid Mnrj
land's wealth from her game, fish ar.il
oysters is equal to that of California each
year from her gold mines, anil *,that Vir?
ginia s'jould so long have allowed herself
to be tricketl out of what is justly her
own from these resources is a rellettion j
on t he Intelligence "of our law makers.
It. goes without saying, thai the sections
of the State enjoying these, privileges
will fail to see that an injustice is being
done othei sections, and will fight any
l bill looking to the amendment of the
I present laws, most'sttenuously, but the
pla'n code of equal rights to all, demands
that the fighl be ptosecuted until mat?
tet s are more evenly adjusted.
SOMETHING TO KNOW.
It may be worth, something to know
that the very best medicine for restoring
the tired out nervous system to a healthy
vigor is Electric Hitters. This medic'ne
is purely vegetable,acts by giving tone to
the nerve centers in the stomach, gently
stimulates the liver and kidneys, and
aids these organs in throwing oft impuri?
ties in the blood. Electric Hitters im?
proves the appetite, aids indigestion, and
Is pronounced by those who have trie'
it as the very best blood purifier and
nerve tonic. Try it. Sohl for ?Oc and
*1 at Classic's Pharmacy.
A SPECIAL OFFER TO ALL WHO
WILD ENTER TDK BUSINESS COL
LEGE BEFORE JANUARY 1, 1808.
The Hallett & Davis bargain has bene
sold. We still have a bargain In two
tit her uprights. We also have some new
u[?rights for rent, and, should you after
six months wish to purchase, will apply
rent paid to purchase. J. K. Rogers &
Co., 11 South Jefferson street.
Doll Rabies and Toys, new and cheap
Gravatt's Pair, 0 Salem avenue.
A Sure and Safe Remedy la
every case and every kind
of Bowel Complaint 2s
This is a true statement and
It can't *je made too strong
or too emphatic.
It is a simple, safe and quick
Cramps, dough, Ilhetuaatisin,
Colic, Colds, Neuralgia,
Diarrhoea, Croup, Toothache,
Two sizes, 25c. nnd COo.
Keep It by you. Beware of
Imitations. Buy only tho
WHAT IS LIFE?
A Discover! by Prof, Gates, of
Washington, Which Answers
An Interesting Subject.
"What is life?" This question lias been
abketlduriugulliig.es, l m it has never
until now lieeri successfully answered.
Professor Elmer Gutes, of Washington,
who litis heeu nutkiug great experiments
with the microscope, has made virtually
a double microscope: in other words he
brings the linage of the fir.-t mlcroscone
on the lens, which picture en the leus is
enlarged by the second microscope, so
thai many thin git which it is Impossible
to see with an ordinary microscope are
revealed. In this way lie is enabled to
see the smallest cells of tbe body in an
exceedingly large form. He says: "Cut
a piece of protoplasm iuto a number of
pieces and each piece will still bo alive,"
thus proving that, the (germs cf life exist
in even the minutest particle of the body.
Hut lie goes farther aud says that he
believes mind is life, aud that mind is
present in every particle of the liody.
This is a new, a startling, a wonderful
theory and it may lead to a revolution on
the subject of disease, health and of hap?
piness It. explains clearly one thing and
that is, why the mind is frequently
affected when the body is disordered, ami
it brings home the question of health or
disease very forcibly.
It becomes plain that in order to have
a clear head and a strong mi lid, one must
have a body that, is in perfect condition.
When the hotly is deranged the mind can?
not work rightly. With pains in the
back, nausea, weariness, bearing down
sensatlous and nil the symptoms indicat?
ing a weakened condition of the kidney.
and urinary organs, there is certain to bo
a cloudinu of the intellect, which calls for
immediate action. This action can only
be successfully taken by using some
ureat, modern discovery that is certain to
put the cell tissues in perfect shape.
There is such a discovery and it is doing
more to counteract pain and establish
health than anything Known to modern
limes. In speaking of it Dr. William
Edward Robson, of London, says: "I em?
phatically state that I have h??en 'able to
give more relief and effect morn cures by
t he use of Warner's Safe Cure than by
all the medicines iu the British pharma?
copoeia." Dr. R. A. Dunn, dean of the
United States Medical College, says: "I
prescribe and use Warner's Safe Cure in
In ih acute and chronic Bricht's disease
and commend it most frankly "
Such statements should convince any
man or woman that there is no nee'' of
fartlu r suffering, if a prompt use is made
of the lemcdy that is commended so
DANGER IX HASTE.
Disbop Totter Declares That the Times
Call for Action.
In the magnificent new South Memorial
Church of the Advocate, ^Eighteenth and
Diamond streets, fully 1,500 people gath?
ered last eveuing to bear Bishop Hotter,
of tlur P'otostant Episcopal diocese of
Now York, preach on "Tbo Call of Our
Time." Many of the Bishop's auditors
bleed iu the aisles.
"The sge, our age, any age," said
Bisboti Potter, ''to its contemporaries is
much like a picture, from which the lig
ures on the canvass cannot project them?
selves, aud .to see how they look. We
must wait, we say, and "ordinarily there
is a very real sense iu which we are riuht,
until events are old enough to have be?
come part of our history, before we can
quite discuss their tendency or grasp their
"if tue world has ever hem asleep it is
wide awake to-day. It is becoming clear
that nur age, in whatever other distiuc
lions ii may he lacking, will be known
hereafter as the age of inventions. In our
time there !.a? come into bpiug a new
world. If to day we should return tu the
habits of cur niice-tor&, cr "rather if they
should return to us. tit is common wealth
of Pennsylvania of to-day?its methods
of doing business, its means of inter?
course with the rest of the world, its
means of culture, its estimates of values.
Its ideas of pleasure and amusement, its
standards of expend'tu re, its schemes of
improvement and all the rest?would be
so sttrtiing and unfamiliar as to lie sim?
"Let ns not refuse* to own that this'is
not a cr.se in which the old is necessarily
better. We may sigh for I lid repose of
earlier ages, but 1 doubt great l\ whether
we would lonir lie contented if we could
bring them tack. That is the richest life
that has most points ot contact with
other lives, aud our modern civilization
has iu this way enriched life almost be?
"A civilization such as ours has ele?
ments of danger in its haste, iu its want
of reverence, in its want of sobriety. And
now, what are we doing? That is the
pressing ami urgent question cf this
hour. What are we doing to meet them?
With this modern life of ours, SO intense*
ly wide-awakened, tingling all through
with a vehement and passhnnte vitality.
What, is tlie church of Goil doing:- The
time has come when we may no longer
indulge the confidence that all is going
on well. The time has come when we
must wake up and lend a hand, each one
of us w here we stand.
"If the religion of the New Testament
cf the Church of Jesus Christ is not to lie
edged awav into a mere corner of impo?
tent traditions there needs to be through
all her members the'stir and thrill of an
awakened life. Bellete me, we may not.
sleep any longer in the old trenches."
Thofae- _ .
ilmilo s/G~Z-'7 i! ca
HOW TO PREVENT PNEUMONIA.
At this time of the year a cob1 is very
easily contracted, and if left to run its
course without the aid of some reliable
cough medicine Is liable to result in that
dread disease, pneumonia. We know ol
no better remedy to cure a cough or cold
than Chamberlain's Cough Remedy. We
have use it quite extensively and it has
always given entire satisfaction.?Olagah,
Ind. Ter., Chief.
This is the only remedy that is known
to he a certain preventive of pneumonia.
Among the many thousands who have
used it for colds and la grippe, we have
never yet learned of a single case having
resulted in pneumonia. Persons who
have weak lungs or have reason to fear an
attack of pneumonia should keep the
remedy at hand. The 25 and ?d cent, si/.e.i
for sah by II. C. Barnes, "he pins up
OLD PAPERS for sale at The Tunes
ofllco. Good for putting under carpet.-..
lOl BAJLJEM AVKSl'K.
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Mpcvial PriccH 01? I'SukIj
Our leadership la Ihic regard is
unquestioned. It's only iiteeKSiiry
for us to announce special prices to
crowd our Cloak Department.
There are some urand bargains in
waiting for you to-day at the Palais
Heavy Boucle Capes, full sv.ru?.
Silk lined and interlined, pleat.-,
and Fur trimmed, worth $4, at
Detter and HeavierBoucle Cloth
Capes, longer and wider, made
otherwise exact'y the sumo way,
worth if?.DS, at
Extia Qnalitv Bouolo Cloth
Capos, longer still, and of immense
sweep, double Watteau, warmlv
interlined and Kur trimmtd, worth
Plusb Capes of jaunty length
and very full sweep, heavy Silk
lined und embroidered, Fur edge
on coitar and fronts,worth $0.08, at
Finer Plush Canes, more elab?
orately embroidered, Satin lined
and interlined, Fur trimmed?n
special bargain at
Seal Plush Capes, all-over brntd.
ed, double Watteau back, and
edged till around tvith Fur.
Long Seal Plush Capes, hand
somely^ornamented with braid and
jet, pleated back and Fur trim?
med, anywhere else $10; here
NpcciaS Coal ISai'KaiaiM.
Don't think because prices are low
that the qualities are inferior. Or.
the contrary, wo know that these
values are so mnguiliccnt that
word; don't- do them justice. We
leave it to you to judge that wo are
claiming nothing but what's so,
and you'll Und that we've all that
la claimed at the Palais Koyal.
Ladies' Hieb, Stylish Astrakhan
Coat s, all half S'Uin lined, worth
$7.50. This sale's special price
Imported Seal Plush Capes, beau?
tifully braided and embroidered,
Silk lined and padded and lined
with pure silk, never sold under
$12. This sale's special price,
Imported Velour Capes, pure
Silk linings? handsomely embroid?
ered, Watteau back, front and col?
lar trimmed with Thibet or Heal
Skunk Fur, never sold under $15.
This sale's special price.
We have the Quest Imported
Kersey ('apes, Watteau back, large
collar aud fronts trimmed with
finest Thibet Fur,
For an extra fine, dressy Cape
we recommend a similar ("ape to
above, lined throughout with linest
Black Kersey Cloth Capes, full
sweep, good length, a regular $0
'' Best Silk Seal Plush Cnpes,braid
trimmed, wide sweep; would be a
bargain at $-s: hc-c only
Handsome Seal Plush Cspes. jet
and braid trimmed, can't be bought
under $10, here only
Ladies' Fine Tailor-made Kersey
Coats, swe'l 'and stylish ?8 gar?
ments, all half Satin lined. This
sale's special price ! " ?*]
Ladies' Heal Persian Lamb Sa?
tin lined ("oats, worth $10'any day.
This sale's special price
Ladies' Hcul Imported English
Kersey Cunts, fashioned witii New
London backs, and finished with
strap seams, sold for $12 every?
where. '1'his sale's special price
Ladies' Imported Coats, made of
Extra Fine Cheviols, all i-atin
llucil. Tili? sale's special price
Astrakhan Cloth, shield front.
Storm collar, half lined,
Hest Close Curl lioucle Coat?,
bright, lustrous Black, newest rol
collar, 'ly front, half lined
Extra Heavy Camel's Hall Vi?
cuna ("loth boats, storm collar,
deep, double-breasted lly fronts;
sold elsewhere at$10; special at
Children's and M'sses' .rackets at
$2.00, $4, $5, and $0, fully SH
percent, under regnlar value.
.llilliiK't-.l X early Ulvcii
The sweeping and unsparing
slaughter of our entire stock of
our Trimmed Hats, Un trim med
Hats, Feathers, Tips. Kibbons,
Velvets aud Trimmings of all
kinds now in force. If there is
anything in the line of Hendwenr
that you need you will get it here
now at positively one-third and
one-half wholesale cost?and wrat
Is more, every dollar's worth of
goods in our immense stock repre?
sents strictly this season's styles
and productions. Drop in upon us
to-day and we will surprise you
with the grandest bargains you
have ever seen olTered in Millinery
at this time of any year.
Flats trimmed free of charge.
STORE OPEN EVERY EVENING UNTIL CHRISTMAS.
M. 1NDORSKY, Proprietor.
NEW TEST FOR Ti'PHOJD.
? Recent Discovery by Dr. Hiss, of New
York Hoard of Health.
Toe New York Tribune describes a new
! lest for typhoid, made by Dr. Hiss, of
I the department of bacteriology, of the
! Now York board of health.
Hitherto there have only been two
ways </ determining a case of typhoid.
The first method is by the physical symp?
toms 01 the patient, a clinical study of
his condition. Hut this lias always been
unsatisfactory, because until the disease
is ten days old symptoms are not to be
depended upon. What sevm to lie "ty?
phoid symptoms'' may easily mean some?
thing else. "Rose spots," for example,
are a good ?est, but these are absent i'
fully 80 per cent of the cases of actual
' typhoid. Even symptoms thai are
I "characteristic" may mean only malaria
o<* something of that son. It follows
that it is seldom tbut'a doctor can he cer?
tain until the eighth day at the earliest,
and this delay may mean that death will
Nor has the Widnl system, a test de?
vised by a scientist of Vienna, actually
discovered, it is said, by Dobert IJfuer,
I of Derfflin, Dock's assistant, given satis?
factory altogether. It helps along, but
I is not altogether conclusive. Tin- Wb'al
I test is an examination of the blood. A
I drop of blood or serum is taken Irom the
ear lohe or the linger tin *of a suspected
patient, ami mixed with pure typhoid
culture. A bit of the mixture is put
1 under a micrcscopic slide. If there is
typhoid in the blood, or if the patient has
I had typhoid in his system at any time
I within live years, the bacilli introduced
j from typhoid culture, as can be seen
; plainly through the lens, gather into
If there is nr. typhoid at all, the baccilli
j move about violently. Yet. this test, fa?
mous as it is. is not altogether accurate.
It Is good to confirm,but not sufficient as
the sole evidence. Besides, it never ab?
solutely proves the actual presence of ty?
phoid. It may simply indicate a past,
condition, and can never he made to be
Inasmuch as typhoid fever is bel'eved
to he a bacterial malady.the medical pro?
fession ha ve nat orally sought someway
of finding, in a patient, the specific bac
cillus of the disease, just as they do of
diphtheria or tuberculosis. But, typhoid
germs are to ho found only in [the intes?
tines, if found at. all. Unfortunately,
there is another microbe (the colon bacil?
lus') which haunts the same region, re?
sembles the typhoid bacoillus very closely
in appearance, but is absolutely harm?
less. If, therefore, in matter thrown off
from a patient's d I (restive tract, either
specie- is round, it is very difficult to tell
whether It is of the baleful or the inno?
cent sort. What lias loug been wanted
i? a test Unit "would differentiate one bac
r-.ilitis from the other. Dr. Hiss thinks
that bo has discovered one.nnd the health
board has enough confidence in it to
adopt it officially.
What Dr. Hiss has done has been Io de
vis i a culture medium in which tvphoid
germs will multiply and the colon bnc
cilltlH will not. This tool; a great amount
of experimenting, hut it now seems to
have been successfully accomplished.
T1h> culture is composed of gelatine, agar
(which is a Japanese isinglass much in
favor with bacteriologists,) glucose, (to
'make the mixture ferment,) salt and
Diehig's too l. Typhoid germs grow iu
it, and the colon haccillus do nor. In
act-nal practice in a minute quantity of
the semi-fluid matter sent, for examina?
tion is taken oil on a "loop" and placed
in a little vial containing this '?culture."
Eighteen nours is sufficient time for the
haccilli to grow, and a statement of re
! suits will reach the doctor inside of
\ thirty si* hours after he has sent a speo
1 imen to the laboratory. It is the plan of
the hoard of health to have all the doctors
i of New York city avail themselves ol this
I test free of charg.*. At the end of eigh
I teen hours a small portion of the culture
is spreail on a glass plate which has a
ulass cover. In a "short time, "to Jo prac?
tised eye, the appearance of this piste
will give the information sought, Unit is,
it shoxs if there has been any growth. If
: there is growth, it. is a case uf typhoid; if
not, probably no typhoid exists.
How car. I cease to pray for thee? Sonie
In Owl's great universe thou art to tiny.
Can he not reach thej with this tender
Can he uot hear me wlien for thee I
What, matters it to Dim, who holds
l'ho hollow of 11 is hand (all'.worlds, all
That f.hou art. done with earthly pain
Somewhere within Disken thou hast a
Somewhere thou livest and hast need of
Somewhere thy soul sees higher Heights
And somewhere still thero may be val?
That thou must pass to reach the hills
Then all the more, because thou canst
Door human words of blessing, will I
O true, brave heart: God bless thee,
D: His "reat universe thou art to-day: