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Woman Should Be Taken to the Thea
ter, to Concerts and Balls Man
Should So Arrange as to Spend a
Portion of His Evenings Away From
His Domicile.
v- "^''-'''idHflJt-'s^''-'1*-
friend, Ebenezer Butterworth
Snagues, tells me that I have made
quite a favorable impression among
his employes. When he called to see
me, socially, the other evening, he said
that his pbrter, Clonough, had asked
him if he supposed that I could tell
him what ailed his wife. I told Snagues
to send Clenough up to my office so me
afternoon and I would talk the matter
Mr. Clenough called the next after
noon and briefly described his wife's
condition. said: "I can't imagine
what the trouble is. wife is very
quiet doesn't like society don't like
to go to the theater, or to concerts, or
lectures, in fact, all she does want to
do is to st ay at home. She doesn't go
out of the house to call on any one
once a week. I do all the shopping,
such as buying groceries, meat and
vegetables, and make life as easy as I
can for her in every way."
I asked Clenough if his wife had to
work very hard. said: "Oh, no!
She gets up about half-past'five in the
morning and builds the fire. I'
ashamed to say, that, but it's pretty
hard work in the store, and I don't feel
much like getting up mornings, and
Mrs. Clenough says she would just as
soon build the fire as not. I get up at
6 and she has breakfast all ready for
me. Then I have to hurry, because the
train leaves at half-past seven, and as
I don't have time in the store I read the
paper while I am eating and finish the
paper on the train. Tnen, of course,
after I have gone, the missis washes
the dishes and tidies up things and
does her routine work about the house.
She's a great woman for routine, my
wi fe is. Sh has set days for certain
kinds of work washes on Monday
irons on Tuesday, and so on through
the week. Sh is too bu sy to get any
dinner for herself she just takes a
lunch a bit of bread and a cup of tea,
and not always that, because she says
'it's so Mmesome to eat alone.' In the
afternoon she begins to get the regular
dinner, and that keeps her busy until
I get home at half-past six. Then we
have dinner, and I read the evening pa
per while she does up the dishes, and
th en she takes her knitting or sewing
a nd employes her ti me while I am so
tired that after I have had my smo ke
I usually fall asleep and don't wake up
again until, bedtime."
Irritable and Fitful.
"Nothing especial' seems to be the
matter with her, but lately she has be
come very Irritable and fitful. If I don't
listen to what she is saying, when she
is asking questions or talking of what
has happened in the neighborhood,
she actually loses her temper and
scolds, and that prevents my reading
or thinking, and disturbs my nap, and
if I tell her not to bother me she goes
off in a fit of the sulks. Sh has been
awful ly sulky and morose, lately, and
she complains that she is so nervous
that she feels as If she would fly, and
she is so tired that she "can hardly
drag one foot after the other. It'
strange, though, I don't see why she
she should be so nervous, because
there's nothing to disturb her. Ifs al
ways quiet in the house. Sh doesn't
have much company. There's nobody
in the house to worry her, not even a
"Well," I said, *I think I know pret
well what the trouble is, but with
your permission I will drop in some
morning and talk wi th your wife." I
accordance with this promise I did call
and found things as I supposed I
should. Mrs. 'Clenough was one of those
long and lank women, of an extreme
nervous temperament, very unas
suming in appearance, of a retiring,
diffident disposition, and not at all self
assertive. After gaining her confidence
by cheerful small-talk, I said it must
be rather lonesome here. "Oh, doc-
tor," she exclaimed, "lonesome i no
name fox it ifs perfectly horrible it's
worse than confinement for life on a
desert isle. But I wouldn't think of
saying that to my husband he's so tir
when he gets home, and he has so
much to worry him."
I thought it was rather strange that
Mr. Clenough should have so much to
worry about, as he was a steady-going
ma n, had no bad habits, had a good,
permanent position, and was well and
promptly paid but I didn't say so to
bis wife. I did ask her if she liked
amusements. If she'and her husband
didn't go to a concert or a' theater once
in a while.
Would Like to Go to Theater.
She said, "Oh, no. I should dearly
love to go to the theater occasional
ly, but, as I have said, my husband
is so tired th at he doesn't want to do
anything when he gets home but eat
his supper, smo ke his pipe, read the
paper and take a nap and he never
thinks of even suggesti ng that we go
out anywhere. Why, we don't even
call on our next-door neighbors he
says .he i no society man and of
course if we don't call on the neighbors
they wont' call on us."
"I suppose, Mrs. Clenough," said I,
"that you don't have very much work
to do." "Well, yes I do have a good
deal," she replied. "It isn't hard work,
but it keeps me bu sy all the time.
husband i awfully hard on clothes.
has to have a clean frock every
.day as well as a clean shirt and collar
a nd cuffs. S my washing is quite
large. Wednesday it tak es about all
my spare time mending. Then the
hou se is so near the railroad that it
gets awfully dirty, and it takes a good
deal of my time sweeping and scrub
bing. Mr. Clenough is a hearty eater,
too, and I cook a big dinner every day
a nd Saturday I cook cakes and pies
for the week."
I didn't make any comments* on her
work, but I thoug ht that she had
enough of it, and rather too much. I
said: "Of course you and your hus
band go to church on Sunday," and she
replied: "Oh! no Mr. Clenough does
not want to dress up Sunday.
says he's tired and wants to read and
rest he says that's the only time he
does have to himself."
"I suppose/' I said, "you take little
trips during 4be summertrolley rides
and so forth." "No," said she, "Mr.
Clenough doesn't want to goh says
there's su ch a crowd and that he se es
enough of crowds in the city every
'day. If he has a day off he goes wi th
fX some chum somewhere in the woods,
*3 Ashing .or gunning. says that's
the kJbd of a rest he likes, 3K-
Is a Handy Man. T^
of course, then," said if "yotl
botb_sDend a.wek_or twojn. the cou n-
1It afcnsto publi sh 11 the news pCssible*
It does so impartially, wasting no words*'
8Its correspondents are able and energetic-
VOL. 18. NO. 30i.
I"t'* 'l"'t'-t'l l"t"M'l
On an August evening, love,
We will talk of Autumn days
When the crackling fires are burning
And the sun-lit leaves are turning,
Golden Autumn days 1
eAV.V.V*V iV.SV.V.
wr-ynren rtcr mas ms -vacation.- wo,~
she replied, "he takes that ti me to fix
up things around the house. He's a
Very handy man he can carpenter, and
paint, and do mason work, and plumb
ing In fact, there's hardly anything
about the house that he can't do. But
I hope you won't misunderstand me,
doctorhe makes me awfully nervous
he's a great home body, and I know I
ought to be thankful for that, but
sometimes I almost wisn he belonged
to a club th at would keep him away
from home an evening or twoany
thing for excitement."
"Well," I said, "I aon't tnink you
need any medicine, nothing more than
a little beef, wine, ana iron, perhaps,
or a little wine to sort of quiet your'
nerves and strengthen them, and what
would you think of taking a vacation
of a week or two?"
"Oh, doctor!" she exclaimed, "that
would be fine, but I don't see how I
could do it Mr. Clenough couldn't get
along without me and I wouldn't think
of asking him."
I told her perhaps we could find that
and said: "I would like to see Mr.
Clenough tomorrow evening." When
Mr. Clenpugh came into my office I
nearly scared the life out of him. I
said: "Clenough, you've got one wife
out of a thousand, but if you don't re
form, you won't have any, or else you'll
have a lunatic on you^ hands." "Re-
form," said Clenough, in an indignant
Send Her to Lively Places.
"Yes!" said I, "reform. N wonder
your wife is nervous working all day
like a galley slave, and you're worse
th an no company when you're at home.
he first thing I want you to do is to
send your wife away for a month, and
not to the country, either, but to some
lively place, where there's something
goi ng on, concerts, lectures, balls, com
edies, anything that's gay and cheer
ful, and nothing that is sad or serious
no tragedy, mind you, for she's act
ing that now. Don't let her do a bit of
work for fear that she should worry
about you and the house shut it up
a nd get a good room for yourself in
town. When she com es back takesher
to the theater at least once a week, and
when you go home at night chat a
while wi th her instead of being as
dumb as a mummy. Tell her a few
lively or humorous Incidents that have
happened during the day. You see
enougn of themyo see people
enough you see this one and that one,
and have a social chat and keep up'
your spirits, while your wi fe slaves at
home, witho ut seeing or speaking to a
single person. N wonder she is ner
vous. The wonder is that she is not
"There's another thing I want to say
Clenough, and I know you have too
much sense to get offended or misin
terpret my advice. It would be a good
idea if you didn't stick quite so close to
the house. Of course, I don't want you
to spend your evenings in barrooms or
any su ch resorts of doubtful character,
but there are enough good places where
you can have a good time. The fact is
your wi fe is suffering partly from too
much Clenough. Tou are thoughtless
ly selfish and your wi fe is self-sacrific
ing enough to let you have your own
way and say nothing, but it worries
her all the same, more BO than if she
gave you a good tongue-lashing once
fit* if-
^-^^Steft^L^fc, '1,-^iSi^S^T^
rn tx wmte. xtr-a wie snnnysnct: tndt trv,
keep to ourselves that frets the strings
of life the most and soonest snaps
them. And don't forget that you have
a few neighbors. Call on them with
your wife occasionally it will do you
good and do them good."
Clenough followed my advice, and,
the last time that I saw his wife she
had gained flesh and was as smiling as
a basket of chips, whatever that may
be, and she had lost that worried, anx
ious look, and seemed contented and
happy, and the men who work at
Snagues' say that Clenough himself is
much more of a goqd fellow than he
used to be.
One of the men, in fact, gave me an
idea that I had never thought of be
fore. said Clenough was a good
man, industrious, conscientious, an em
bodiment of all the virtues, in a word,
he was exasperatingly good. And there
are others just like Clenough. They are
models of goodness and propriety, so
nearly perfect that they drive the av
erage mortal, with his imperfections, to
madness. They're so good that they
actually make other people bad by irri
tation. They're so patient th at they
make others lose their patience. And
of all these good men the quiet, stay-
at-home-all-the-time man is most ex
asperating to the good wife, who while
she appreciates all his good qualities,
wishes for a little excitement, even if
her husband furnishes it. It's one Of
many cases where you find the good
woman nearly crazy from too much
goodness in close proximity. It's a
puzling case, too, if the doctor is not
wise ne's apt to give all sorts of drugs
for all sorts of diseases without effect
it's not malaria, or hysteria, and all
the balm in Gilead will, do no good if
the selfish man doesn't lend a hand in
the cure. Leon Noel.
Parent Knocks Down Girl for Going
With Young Man and Court
Frees Hinj.
NEW YORK, July 3tMore of his
decidevd view about
On a Winter evening, love,
We will sing of summer time,
When the yellow sun is shining,
And the tender leaves are vining,
-Golden Summer days I
wmi tn gin ne would have to be
mother as well as father to her now.
and laid down the law as follows:
"Lizzie, your mother's dead now, and
you're only seventeen. I've got to look
after you, and the only way I can do it
is to lay down an iron rule. Don't you
ever go around with you ng men with
out my consent. If you do and I heai
of it I'll follow you up and thrash you
right -before them. Mind what I say."
Lizzie yielded to the pleadings of
youth one day last week and went to
North Beach with him. Papa Weiss
followed them up as he said he would,
and when he found them he dismissed
the young man wi th a vigorous kick
and hit his daughter on,the head so
hard that an ambulance was called to
take her to St. John's hospital. Sh is
subject to epileptic fits.
Detectives Burden and Nolan arrest
ed Weiss despite his protest that Lizzie
was his daughter, and he could punish
her as he pleased for disobedience. The
girl said in court yesterdayy she didn'1
want to make any complaint against
her father.
rights of
Queens bench by Magistrate Lu ke J.
Connorton, in Long Island City.
believes th at married women should be
in their hous es by 10 o'clock at night,
a nd he refused to convict a husband
who beat his wi fe for habitually stay
ing out later than th at hour. This week
he discharged Christopher Weis s,
an Astoria farmer, who knocked down
his seventeen-year-old daughter, in
flicting a scalp wound, which sent her
to the hospital for two days.
"You did perfectly right," said the
magistrate to Weiss, when the circum
stanc es .were explained to him. "A sev
teST^l^ ^LS
sttr^h Ia
the magistrate
worr yh'
did perfectly
ogfsincs y
Long Isl- aint the
un arm
^viously been
theP vX?n?t'
women shouldd hot be al
eea special-
lowed out on their own homes after 10
o^r the
wto keep them at home.u"
tlie a
yearSld VtHS
seventee n
o/a spLSS
year-old girl ca nt go to North Bearb
or Coney Island wi thmady a oung mar
men hso J.-L the state department. This man applied
rw^ handed down from thei to the ambassador in Berlin on July 2
busIne A
to go to a beach resort with a young
man if her father forbids it/
Weiss lives on Hurl st avenue. His
wi fe died two months ago, and he and
his daughter Lizzie teera left a.in
Entitled to Unfted States Protection, but
Not to a Passport.
WASHINGTON, D. July .-^Grad-
ually the status of the Filipino In relation
to foreign countries is being established.
The state department has finally decid
ed how it shall take care of Filipinos out
side of their archipelago. Ambassador
White has established a precedent in the
case of Edward Fancixo, a native of Ma
nila, a record of which has just reached
for a passport or protection papers. The
ambassador's certificate says:
"Satisfactory proof having been fur
nished me that &uward Fancixo is a na
tive of the Philippines and loyal to the
United States, he is entitled to be ac
corded adequate protection by the diplo
matic and consular officers of the United
States* As, however, he is not a citizen
or the Tmitedz States, he is not entitled
to a passport.*'
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ForoYjof the Pennsylvania, Says
Schedule Will Be Established.v,
PITTSBURG, Pa., July -0General
Passenger Agent EL A. Ford, of the Penn
sylvania lines, predicts the establishment
of _etefoteen-hottg_lja^JbefeiEeefK Chicago
'^f^T- i.i'*'rSSS^5^'*'*l*tt?---*s*^ fwd|5Ji^
We will sing together, dear,
With the future as oiir theme
Through the cold andsummer weather
We will plan to walk together,
All the golden year I
and KewTbiTc: HIs"pTeaietlon is eviaem
ly based on his knowledge of what the
Pennsylvania, special can accomplish,
when required to cover delays and keep
within its schedule. During the time
that train has been running it has been
demonstrated that eighteen-hour trains
between Chicago and New York are not
only a possibility, but that the time can
be cut to sixteen hours if necessary.
On a recent run from Alliance to Pitts
burg, the Pennsylvania special covered,
the distance, 83 2-10 miles, in exactly
1 hour and 30 minutes, an average of
55 and 3-10 miles per hour.
When the train reached Garfield, seven
miles from Alliance, it struck a 72-mile
an hour gait, and before it passed through
New Waterford was covering 81 miles an
hour. up on the run, and Pittsburg wes reached
on time. At this rate of speed the run
from Chicago to Ne York can be made
in about sixteen hours.
Forceful Reasons Wliy it Should
In one of the sessions of the State
Teachers' association at Saratoga Supt.
Skinner delivered an address on "Moral
Instruction in Our Schools." In the open
ing of this address he said: "At a recent
educational gathering in Albany the
statement was made by one who claimed
to b2 an educator, that morality cannot
be taught In our public schools. The on
ly inference to be drawn from the state
ment is that morality cannot be taught
apart from religion."
Using this as the groundwork of his
effort the state "-uperlntendent proceeded
to show that morality can be taught and
ought to be taught in our public school-*.
The proposition that the governing
principles of our common school system
are incompatible with the teaching of
morality is so absurd on its face that it
seems almost Impossible that any per
son who would be accepted as an au
thority In educational matters could be
come responsible for advancing It. That
sectarianism and religious doctrines arc
barred from the schools is true. The
reasons for such action on the part of
the state are apparent to every intelli-.
gent citizen, and are very clearly set
forth in Supt. Skinner's- address. I is
not necessary to consider them at this
time, for they have nothing to do with
the question of teaching morality. While
it is true that a genuinely religious per
son is necessarily amoral person.it is not
true that amoral man i3 necessarily re
ligious. There are many persons in every
large American community who are
strictly moral in their lives, but who are
not believers in any form of religious
faith. They are honest, temperate,
truthful, clean-minded, correct In speech
and deportment, honorable in their re
lations with their fellow men, good citi
zens and good husbands and fathers
but through early training or some pro
cess of thought, which most of their
fellow citizens regard as deplorable, they
have eliminated religious dogma, prin
ciples and feeling together from their
lives and disclaim all faith in the super
natural and the divine.
If that is true, and probably no one wiU
have the hardihood to deny it, then it fol
lows that the principles which govern
their conduct may be taught without in
vading the religious realm at all. It would
Indeed be a strange state of affairs if the
positive influence and direct instruction
of our schools were not on the side of tem
perance, veracity, honesty, jsusifcz. Vind-
awss, gooa cruzensnip, fidelity of obliga
tions and other qualities going to the mak
ing up of a sound and conservative code of
ethics. If any teachers or school offi
cials have so curiously misinterpreted the
prohibition of religious or sectarian in
struction as to assume that on that ac
count they were debarred from throwing
the weight of their words and example
on the side of good morals in their inter
course with the children, it is high time
for them to be undeceived for there is not
the slightest reason or sense in that view
of the matter, atfd as teachers they are
a failure if they neglect that phase of
their calling.
show that the duty of instruction in mor
als belongs to the schools. The law of
Maine says: "Every public and private
institution for instruction In this state
shall use their best endeavors to impress
upon the minds of the children and youth
committed to their care and Instruction
the principles of morality and justice, and
a sacred regard for truth, love of country,
humanity, and a universal benevolence,
sobriety, Industry and frugality, chastity,
moderation and temperance, and all other
virtues which ornament human society."
The laws of Oregon reauire and the state
board enjoins teachers^'to the utmost of
their ability toMnculcate in the minds of
their pupils correct principles of morality
and a particular regard for the laws of
society, and for the government under
which we live." Similar Quotations might
be made from the laws of other states,
all tending to show that the functions
of the teachers embrace something more
than instruction in the arts and sciences.
-Our public school system aims to make
of the youth of the land good citizens.
That is the reason for its being. Without
S moral foundation to character there is
no such thing as good citizenship. Hence
the pupils in our schools should be trained
In morality as well as in reading, arith
tnetic, geography or any other study. More
than that,
a person'whose life is Immoral
has no business in the schools as a teach
er, for example in such a case goes hand
in hand with precept.Rochester Demo
crat and Chronicle.
**b 'wIttoth organ of ALL
m* ^t
ilN^s ftIt is not controlled by any ring orouqps
6It asks no support but the people's. 9
.tiitiAiit. ti iti i 3
the American Construction Passes
The beginning of the second half of 1902 sees
the railroads of the United States cross the
200,000-mile line. Construction during the past
six months was not especially active, though it
was larger than last year's corresponding time,
but the total which had been reached by the
end of 1001 was so near the 200,000-mile mark
that that line was certain to be passed long
before 1902 neared its close. It is only by
comparing this mileage with that of some of
the rest of the great countries that the Amer
lean people can fully realize the tremendous
development which has taken place in this
field in their own land. Figures of railrSad
activities for the world at large.are not very
trustworthy/ but taking those which are most
recent and reliable, the United States is seen
to he far ahead of any other country. Ger
many has about 82,000 miles of main track
Russia, 20,000 France, 27,000 Austria-Hun
gary, 23,000 Great Britain and Ireland, 22,000.
.While no other European country has as many
as 10,000 miles. All of Europe nas about 175,-
000 miles of road, of considerably less than the
United states, wnlle the entire world's mileage
is approximately 800,000, of which the United
States furnishes two-fifths.
All. this railroad construction has coma to
Continued dn 2nd Page/
82.40 PER YEAR.
About Equally Divided Between Montreal
French and Nova S.cotia ScotchOrigi
nally Took Up Four Full Townships of
Thirty-six Square Miles EachStory
of the Allegash.
BANGOR. Me., July 5.Among the
strange and primitive communities in the
far northern woods of Maine, none is more
interesting than the settlement of farm
ers and lumbermen that has existed for
sixty years at the confluence of Clemen
ticook stream with the St. John river.
The settlement is in Township XVI.,
Range 12, owned Jiy the Great Northern
Paper company, but the matter of owner
ship does not seem to worry the settlers
at allthey go on with their farming and
other pursuits just if they were
lords oft thlev soil.
familieas are about equalleth
aivided between Montreal French and
Nova Scotia Scotch, and formerly their
rehg-ious differences made a gTeat deal
of trouble. Long ago, however, they ef
fected a compromise, agreeing to get along
without any religion, and ever since that
time they have dwelt in peace and har
mony, with neither priest nor minister.
Nearly a century ago. as it is told on
the St. John, a few families from Scot
land took up meadow lands along the Al
legash, having-a patent from the English
king to hold as much territory as ITIey
could inclose within the span of a moose
hide cut into narrow strips and fasten
ed end to end. They killed a huge bull
moose, and all one winter the women
worked at paring and stretching the strips
of skin so as to make tne line reach as
far as possible. When the men went out
on the crust in March to survey the land
to which they were entitled by the deed
of gift the- made the shredded moose hide
encompass 96,000 acres, equal to four full
townships of thirty-six square miles each.
Then they built a village of logs and
clftared up land for farming.
Went Well Until 1840.
All went well until 1840, when Edward
Kent, the Whig candidate, was chosen
governor to succeed Reuben Fairchild, the
Democratic incumbent of the office. A hot
presidential fight was in progress, and
the Democrats, wishing to redeem the
state November, called a special session
of the legislature and organized a new
form of municipality, called plantations,
each of which was given the right to vote
in state and national elections. It was
hoped that as the inhabitants' of the plan
tations were strongly Democratic, their
vote, added to the regular party vote in
the cities and towns, would stem the Whig
tide and redeem the state but when the
November returns came in, and Maine
was found to have cast her vote for Har
rison, nearly every Democrat in the Al
legash settlements became a Whig "out of
spite," and those few who refused to do
so were forced to emigrate. Three fami
lies packed up and moved to Township
XVI., Range 12, here they have ever
since resided. Although they cannot vote
under their township form of government,
every man of voting age is a Democrat
Showing that these exiles have remained
-steadfasfc m~ their: poHttaaf faithsi^in the
Allegash plantation at the last election
every one of the fifty-three votes was
cast for the Republican ticket, which
shows that the great turnover in 1840 is
still in effect.
Allegash has a stage line, a postoffice
and a root and herb doctor as evidences
of civilization, but Township XVI., Range
12, is still in primitive innocence. The
nearest doctor, lawyer or clergyman lives
at Fort Kent, sixty-two miles away to the
northeast. There is no church nor post
office, nor store of any kind in the town
ship. A two-acre plot on a sunny hillside
serves as a common burying ground for
the villagers, whose graves are surround
ed by a strong stump fence. The residents
are all farmers or lumbermen. Th
farmers raise fine crops of hay and oats
which they sell at high prices to the lum
ber operators of the region. For six
months after April and for three months
in midwinter supplies are brought to the
settlement from Fort Kent by canoes or
on sleds over the ice. During the other
three months the place is as inaccessible
as the back side of the moon.
The ruler and supreme dictator of
Township I., is Alexander Castleton,
the richest man in the village, who owns
a farm of 1,500 acres, yielding annually
2,000 tons of hay, which is sold from the
stacks to lumbermen at $18 a ton. "King"
Castleton, as he is called, fixes the amount
that each resident must pay in money
or in labor for the support of schools
and roads and to meet general expenses.
He makes the assessments, and his sub
jects never question his decisions.
Jean Boyer, one of the leaders of the
French contingent at Township XVI.,
does a prosperous business in cutting tim
ber for the Fort Kent mills. Having no
sons to assist him, he has trained his
ithree daughters to the business and takes
them every winter to the camps, where
each has charge of a crew of loggers. The
three Boyer girls are skilled in the use
of snowshoes and the rifle, end can han
dle ax or cantdog better than most men.
The company that owns the township
makes no objection to the presence there
of these squatters, or to their clearing
up farms and using what wood and timber
they need. It is convenient to have them
away up there, partly as a safeguard
against forest fires getting beyond control
and partly to raise crops of fodder corn
for wood horses, thus saving the heavy
expense of sending supplies so far into the
Strange Malady of New Jersey Man
Passes Away After Nine Years-of
WOODBURY, N. J., July/ /.George
W. Lewis, aged forty-seven, Is dead at
Cross Keys. Mr. Lewis was known as
"the man turning to stone," and has been
a great sufferer for fifteen years. The
case has baffled the ablest physicians in
this state and Pennsylvania.
Prior to nine years ago Lewis was fre
quently 111, but from appearances there
was no particular ailment. Then he found
that, his fingers were getting stiff and it
Was with difficulty that he could move
them. This stiffness moved up his arms
and soon from the elbows down the flesh
hardened until tae arms were useless. The
skin was drawn tight and his hands be
came like marble. The prick of a needle
was not felt, neither did blood flow from
a cut. The flesh was nearly white with
a marble cast.
Four years ago his feet and lower limbs
began to harden in the same way. The
skin on his face was drawn and he fre
quently said he felt he was gradually
turning to stone.
Years ago he was an inveterate smoker
and he always thought this was the cause
of his trouble.
There was another remarkable ^eaturo.
The victim got very little sleep. He did
not seem, to need it. Weeks passed at a
time when he did not close his eyes.
During the day his attention was occu
pied by events that came to his notice at
the country store, wnere he managed to
go with much effort, but at night he sat
up and read. ate as little as he slept.
Seldom was he hungry, and he went for
days at a time without food.
Several trips were made to hospitals,
where he was told there was no hope.
Mr. Lewis' mind was not affected.
was a ready talker and was well read.
Couldn't Stand Her Cooking,
i ,Mrs. RetiredWelL Bridget, now whsfe
the matter? Isn't my flwa hter Stother tat
the kitchen to help yeu?
BridgetThat's just* It, mum. If I*W
got to eat her cooking, quit
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