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THE SUNDAY HKRAJUJ. SUNDAY.JANUARY -4. iSUl.
USING LYMPH ON NEGROES.
SATISFACTORY EXPERIMENTS AT THE
Thx-co Cases of Euptts nnd One of Incipient
Consumption Under Treatment nnd Ap
parently Improving Rapidly What
Tho first experiments with Koch's lytnph on
negroes nro being performed at tho Frecdman's
HosptUil in this city. Four patients arc under
treatment, three of whom are full-blooded
necroes, tho fourth having a strain of
white blood. Tho physicians in chance of tho
investigations are averse to giving any informa
tion concerning the experiment and its results.
From a trustworthy source it is learned that as
soon as it became known that Dr. Billings, of
tho United States Army, had received a con
signment of Koch's lymph Dr. Purvis, who
is in charge of the Freedmau's Hospital, at
once wrote to that gentleman offering him tho
opportunity to use the liquid on cases of lupus
supposed to bo in that hospital. These cases
were examined by Dr. II. C. Yarrov, of tho
Army, and pronounced undoubted cases of
lupus of long standing. All presented tho
symptoms considered by Koch the most de
sirable for obtaining most satisfactory re
sults from the use of tho lymph.
Two were women, one a man. Tho finest
case from a medical standpoint was
that of a young and full-blooded uegress, who
has been under treatment by physicians of this
city for five years. The growth in this instanco
is as large as a cood-sized apple, covers tho
nose, nearly closing both eyes, and hancing
over the mouth so far that It has to be lifted in
order to feed the woman.
The fourth case selected was that of a man
suffering from incipient phthisis. Two days
after the examination injections of lymph, di
luted according to Koch's instructions, were
thrown under the skin between the shoulders
of the four patients by Dr. William Gray, of
the Army Medical Museum, in presence of Drs.
Purvis and Shadd, of the Frecdman's Hospital;
the faculty of Harvard University, Drs. Hagar
and Yarrow, of tho Army, aud Professor K. S.
Khecm, late of the Smithsonian Institution. The
quartette had had a plain statement made to
them of the possible and probable results and
agreed to the experiments.
Following Koch's directions, the temperature
of the patients had been closely observed for
forty-eight hours previous to the hypodermic
injections. From the time of tho first hypo
dermic, on December 10, 1S90, up to the pres
ent moment it has been taken every three
hours and recorded, with a detailed account of
With the exception of the case of phthisis,
the characteristic reactious described by Koch
and his co-workers have taken place, but in
creased febrile tensions have diminished after
each successive injection. In the phthisis case
the lymph appeared to act only as a tonic. The
man coughs less, expectorates less, sleeps bet
ter, has fewer night sweats, and expresses him
self as feeling generally better.
But four injections have been given, yet in
two cases of lupus the improvement has hern
almost marvelous. At first the secretion and
tumefaction of the lupoid lesions seemed to in
crease, but Gradually the swelling subsided,
the open sores partly scaled over, and the
whole facies showed very decided traces of bet
terment. The patients" themselves declare
they are much hotter.
In one case of a female, in which there was
some doubt as to whether or not a specific
trouble existed, the improvement has not been
so marked, although her condition is somewhat
improved. It is proposed to try the lymph at
an early date on cases of glandular enlarge
meut. Lupus is not frequent iu this country, but
among colored people of mixed blood phthisis
and pulmonary tuberculosis are very frequent,
while, on the contrary, instances of either in full
blooded negroes are seldom ever found.
When the series of experiments shall have
terminated a full report will be made, which
will not only be published in medical journals,
but will be given to the daily papers. But the
physicians iu charge have been averse to adver
tising the experiments or arriving at conclu
sions which at an earlier period were not justi
fied by results.
The quartette of subjects were photographed
previous to the first injection, and will be taken
every two weeks until tho experiments are con
cluded in order that the appearance of the pa
tients may be illustrated during different stages
of the experiments. Tho physicians are
greatly encouraged by their efforts thus far.
As it is not generally known what lupus is, a
short description of tbe disease may prove in
teresting. Lupus vulgarh is a cellular new
growth, characterized' by variously sized and
shaped reddish or brownish patches, consisting
of papules, tubercles, or flat infiltrations, usu
ally terminating in ulceration and cicatrices.
The disease presents a number of appearances
as It assumes one form or another and as it is
seen in the various stages of its development.
It commonly begins in the form of numerous
small grouped points, situated beneath the
outer skin. These are reddish, brownish, or
somewhat yellowish in color, and have their
seat within tbe structure of tho skin, often
giving It a punctate appearance. They ulti
mately constitute irregularly shaped, roundish,
or serpiginous, ill-dellued patches, varying In
hlze, which often coalesce. Tbe points under
the skin referred to increase in size and be
come more prominent, resulting in the forma
tion of papules, and ultimately tubercles, The
disease, in Its early stages, is unaccompanied
by marked subjective symptoms; later a varia
ble amount of pain may bo present. It appears
commonly about the face, especially the nose,
cheeks, and ears. It also frequently attacks
the extremities, particularly the fingers, where
it may be followed by serious deformity. It is
a destructive process, wherever it occurs, oc
casioning extensive ulcers, ugly scars, and,
at times, much deformity. It does not confine
its ravages to tho skin, but may invade other
tissues, or the mucous membrane of the mouth,
cartilages of the nose, ear, larynx, aud even the
"Tho causes of this disease are obscure, but it
usually originates in childhood. It is never
born with the child, and is rarely, If ever,
hereditary. It attacks both sexes in about like
proportion, and is more common in Germany,
Austria, and France, less so in Ireland and
England, and decidedly rare in this country.
It occurs here, according to the statistics of
tho American Dermatological Association, in
43 cases among 16,803 cases of skin disease.
The majority of tho cases encountered in this
country occur among the poor Irish, German,
and negro population.
For Boys and Girls.
Read the announcement on tho 14th page of
to-day'e Herald. It will interest you, and your
Bisters, aud your parents, and your cousins, and
"Why Buy Furniture at Auction
When you can got correct styles and new goods
for les money at 11. J. Lauut's new store, 1327
Have you seen that nobby tS3 shoo at tho
Natio ml JioteiSi ooStoro?
CALUMNIES ABOUT PABNEIjIj.
Tho "Political runty" or Hts Motives
What Father O'Shoa Says.
DonuN, Jan. 3. Father O'Shea has written a
letter from tho Franciscan Convent nt Drog
hoda. Ho says: "A6 Oapt. O'Shoa's nominator
for tho Galway clectiou of 1SSG I can throw
light upon tho foul calumnies uttered about
Mr. Parucll and Capt. O'Shea. From un
doubted authorities present It can be proved
that no shadow of suspicion rests upon tho
political purity of tho inotivo actuating Mr.
Parnell when ho decided to run Capt. O'Shea
for Galway. Ho hoped thereby to secure Capt.
O'Shea'B Influence, and to induce tho coalition
of the eighty-six Irish members of Parliament
with tho English Liberal party. Mr. Parnoll'a
anxiety was so great to obtain this result that
he carried Capt. O'Shea forward against
all opposition aud without exact
ing the usual political pledges. In
spite of the fact that few stoues have been
left unturned to ruin Capt. O'Shea's reputation
and lesson his pocket, I believe him worthy of
his friends' esteem for his klndheartednoss and
his right sense of great moral virtues. In t'"
event of another election in Galway I e1 ould
act iu a similar manner to prove my ' jlief in
Mr. Parnell's honesty at that time. I could
bear witness that the proceedings in tho divorco
court had no connection with the Galway mat
ter so far as Capt. O'Shea was concerned.
Mr. O'Brien has written another letter to tho
Times, in which ho calls upon that paper to
withdraw its statement charcinc him with hav
ing approved the schemes of tho dynamiters
in the past.
P.vuiS, Jau. 3. Mr. O'Brien will not resumo
his conference with Mr. Parnell unless the pro
posed negotiations obtain such sanction from
ttas leaders of tho majority of tho Irlsn party as
will justify the hope of a reunion of tho party.
In the mean time Mr. O'Brien declines to state
whether in the communications passing between
himself aud Messrs. Dillon aud Mc
Carthy and others they promise their
approval of further negotiations. Tho
opinion of the Irish group iu this
city is unfavorable to a resumption of the con
ference at Boulognc-sur-Mcr. It is reported
that Mr. Davitt has written a letter to Mr.
O'Brien not to deal with .Mr. Parnell except as
a medium to obtain the surrender of the party's
banking account iu Paris. Madame Raffaloe
vich, Mr. O'Brien's mother-in-law, says that
Mr. O'Brien will not return to Ireland to enter
prison, leaving tho party feud unseulled. While
the rupture lasts she says he can better serve
the cause hero or in America.
CHURCH FIGHTS IN COURT.
The Fuchs Feud In tho German Emanuel
Chicago, Jan. 3. Judge Horton to-day had
two separate and entirely distinct church fights
in his court. First came a big split in the
membership of the First German Emanuel
Church, at the corner of Thirty-fifth and Dear
born streets. The fight grows out of the con
flict over the authority of Bishop J. J. Esher,
which stirred up such a row in the
German church at Sedgwick and Wis
consin streets. At present Rev. Gottlieb
Fuchs, an anti-Esher divine, holds the
fort, but to-day tho opposition took the
fight into the courts, and Judge Horton issued
an injunction restraining Fuchs from announc
ing from the pulpit the calling of a meeting for
the purpose of electing a successor to Trustee
J. J. Ritter, who Lad been incontinently de
posed by Fuchs and his adherents in a manner,
It is alleged by the Esher adherents, wholly
unbefitting a Christian spirit. It is further al
leged that the Fucbs party have secretly
connived to yet the church into debt, and have
refused to allow the complainants to help
support it. All this is done, it is said, in order
that the church may be gotten into debt, -and
thereby severed from the Evangelical Alliance,
to retain jurisdiction over any disturbance that
may occur to-morrow at the Presbyterian
Englewood Church by reason of a change of
pastors, growing out" out of the remarkable
feud in that congregation. Judge Hoi ton,
after disposing of the evangelical con
flict, refused to dismiss the bill
brought by the Englewood elders against
the trustees and pastors, but dis
solved the injunction so as to give the trus
tees full power to control the affairs of the
church. It was feared that the new appointee,
Rev. John Dewit, and tho old pastor, Rev. Hugh
Spencer Williams, would both attempt to preach
simultaneously in tho church. Judge Horton
concluded it best to keep the affair under his
control, and incase of any trouble he will pass
upon the rights of tho parties.
OUR BORDER WEAKNESS.
British Military and Naval Stations That
Circle Our Country,
Chicago, Jan. 3. Judge Richard Prender
gast in his inaugural address to-day as presi
dent of the Chicago Ship Canal trustees made
some notable utterances. After outlining tho
present 6tatus of tho enterprise and suggesting
tho immense water-power that will bo created
at tho western edge of the Desplaines River,
making possible the construction there of
perhaps the greatest mlUfl on the continent,
Judge Prendergast called attention to tho
unprotected condition of our harbors and coasts,
and especially to those on tho Great Lakes be
cause of our treaties, so that, not to speak of
Brltieh military and naval stations that circle
our country in others, such as tho West Indies
and Bellslo territory and the islands of the Pa
cific, wo have upon our Northern frontier a rich,
strong, and vigorous country, and people bound
by inauy ties to England, presenting all along
our borders a magnificent system of offensive
and defensive utflitlon, and up to this hour the
Government of the United States has done sub
stantially nothing to mset or cope with a hostile
demonstration from this source. It is true that
the defenseless condition of the northern
frontier has been presented to Congress from
time to time, but with very little result so far.
May not the disproportion existing between tho
preparations for war on tho one hand and those
on the other account for tho result of diplo
matic correspondence between tho two coun
tries, of which an American would appear to
have no special reason to be proud?
Deadly Street Duel.
GoTimiB, O. T., Jan. 3. A fatal shooting af
fray took place on tho street hero to-day' in
which Representative I. T. Terrill, of Payne
County, aud G. L. Embree, of the same county,
were the participants. The trouble crew out of
a contest over Terrill's homestead. Terrill
was charged with being a "Sooner," and
Embree had so testified before the
United States land ofllce. After leav
ing the witness-staud Embree went upon
the street, followed, it seems, by Terrill, who
commenced firing at once, emptiug five
chambers of his revolver Into tho body of Em
bree, killing him almost instantly. Great ex
citement prevails, and to protect Terrill from
the people he has beeu placed in charge of the
soldiers, where he now remains a prisoner.
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Danger of Flood Passed.
Pittsburg, Pa., Jan. 3. The river here to
night is twenty-one feet and falling, with all
danger of a flood passed.
GikoikkatIj Jan. 3. The Ohio River is rising
to-night throughout its whole length at an
average rate of two and one-half inches an hour.
FREE COINAGE REFUSED.
lay ing tho Foundation for a Test at Wash
ington. Piiii.AUELniiA, Jan. 3. To-day Judge Har
loy B. Morso and Gcorgo C. Morriok, of Den
ver, Col., called at tho United States Mint, in
this city, with a brick of silver weighing 514.8
ounces, and presented itto tho weighing clerk and
demanded that it bo eolued Into money for
them. Upon their demand for what is known
as "seigniorage" being refused thoy waited
upon Col. Bosby8holl, superintendent, and made
tho same demand verbally of him. Col. Bosby
6hell refused to accept tho brick for privato coin
ago and Messrs. Morso and Merrlckthon pre
sented him with a formal demand In writing.
At present tho market valuo of silver
bullion is 103J cents per ounce, fine, while
tho mint valuo of an ounce is 129 29-100.
cents. When tho Government buys bullion it
pays tho market bullion prlco and makes tho
difference, which is tho "seigniorage," bo
tweeu that price and the legal tender value. It
is this soigniorago which the gentlemen who
presented their silver brick at tho mint to-day
lUink thoy have as much right to as tho Gov
ernment. Tho Dcmpsoy-Fitzsimmons Fight.
New Orleans, Jan. 3. As tho date for tho
great Dcmpsoy-Fitzsimmons fight at tho Olym
pic Club approaches tho interest begins to
grow and tho indications are that a larger
crowd of peoplo will attend tho mill than have
ever beeu at a battle beforo in this section
of tho country. Messrs. Noel, Sporl and
Dardes, tho contest commltteo for tho Olympic
Club, have loft no 6touo unturned to seo that
tho patrons of tho club enjoy every comfort
possible on the nleht of tho mill. Largo
pictures of tho club-house, ring, aud officers
have been forwarded to inquiring friends and
newspaper men, as far away as Sydney, Mel
bourne, and London and no expense is being
spared to make tho approaching battle tho best
managed affair of the kind ever re
ported in tho annals of pugilism. Dempsey
and Fitzsimmons are doing nicely, and tho
latter with his characteristic good humor ro
fers to tho mill with an air of confidence that
would terrorizo a less gamo and experienced
man than the Nonpareil. Tho referee will bo
chosen a couple of days beforo tho fight and
ho will be a prominent Olympic Club member.
Neither contestant objects. Dempsey Is favor
ite for a small odds; much money has
already been wageied. Jack McAullffe and
Denny Costlgan will second Dempsey, and
Jimmy Carroll, Doc O'Connell, and Johnny
Griffin, the Baintreo (Mass.) featherweight, will
look after Fitzsimmons. Erroneous reports
have been made regarding the price of admis
sion to tho fight. No man will be able to see
the mill for less than $10. There will be but
Horse Races Yesterday.
Gloucester, N. J., Jan. 3. Following are
the results of to-day's events: First race One
mile. Billy O. won, Banker second. Time,
1:25. Rosette finished first, but was disquali
fied for short weight. Second race Three
quaitersof a mile. Pestilence won,' McPherson
second. Time, 1:25. Third race Seven
eighths of a tattle. Lonely won, Franco second.
Time, 1:38. Fourth race Seven and a half
furloncs. nellsarius won, Mario Lovell sec
ond. Time, 1:45. Fifth race 1 1-16 miles.
Silent won, Darling second. Time, 2:01$.
Race Track, Guttenburg, Jan. 3. Under
foot it was sloppy and disagreeable and the
track was quite heavy and holding. This did
not seem to affect owners, howover, and there
was very little scratching done. First race
Seven furlongs. Patrick won, Bulletin second.
Time, 1:32. Second race Five furlongs.
Eclat filly won, Maggie C. gelding second.
Time, 1:05. Third race li miles. Kern won,
Ecarte second. Time, 2:43. Fourth race
Five furlongs. Discount won, Lamar second.
Time, 1:04. Fifth race Six and a half fur
longs. Chancellor won, Peril second. Time,
1:25. Sixth race Seven furlongs. Neptunua
won, Pericles second. Time, 1:81$.
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Columbus, Ohio, Jan. 3. President Thur
man, of tho American Association, had a con
ference to-day with President Ketcham, Direc
tor Raltz, and Manager Morton, of tho Toledo
Base-ball Club, who came down to negotiate for
tho sale of the Toledo franchise. The confer
ence ended w!tbout.an agreement being reached,
President Ketcham refusing to accept tho prop
osition of President Thurman, and all nego
tiations are declared off.
Our Canibal Island Relations.
Ottawa, Okt., Jan. 3. Col. Volney V. Ash
ford, of Honolulu, has arrived here to interview
Hon. Mr. Foster, Minister of Finance, on trade
matters. Col. Ashford alleges that tho Island's
trade relations with the United States have be
come unsatisfactory. Ho had an interview with
Mr. Sanford Fleming to-day, and urged that
the Pacific cablo bo laid via Honolulu.
Minister Lincoln Entertained.
Philadelphia, Pa., Jan. 3. Vice President
Frank Thompson, of tho Pennsylvania Railroad
Company, to-night entertained Robert T. Lin
coln, United States Minister to tho Court of St.
Jamos, at Corkerhlll, his beautiful country
Two months from to-day the Fifth-avenuo
Theatre will bo standing on tho cnarrcd ruins of
tho Friday wreck.
Having moved our stock from our Ninth
street store to our Avenue store, and thereby
having too much stock on band, wo aro deter
mined to reduce it, and in order to accomplish
this wo shall commonco
To-morrow, Monday, January 5,
A 10 PEU. CENT DISCOUNT SALE,
Throughout tho outira week, on our entire stock
of Ladies', Gents'. Ml6ses', and Children's KID
GLOVES. LINED GLOVES, and, in faot, on
Gloves of every description. Thus wo shall sell
Our $1.00 Gloves at 90c,
Our $1.50 Gloves at $1.35,
Our $3.00 Gloves at $1.80,
Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc.
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DECEMBER, 1S90, BY
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William Hinlce, 425 Othst.N.W 34,000
Charles C. Andrews, Baltimore, Md 1 ,000
Margaret A. Robertson, 323 Vu. avo. S. W. 1,000
George T. It. Keil, 737 8th st. S. E 1,000
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