Newspaper Page Text
If you ha\ ought that's t to sell,
Use printers ink, and use it wen.
VO 33. No 3
MAX iS FOR DIET
Dr. Robertson of Chicago Issues
WASH HANDS BEFORE EATING
lea Water, if Taken at All, Should Be
Drunk Before MealRelish Important
In Promoting Gastrfo Juice, Hence
Have Food Served In Appetizing
Chicago.Health rommissioner Rob
ertson gave out a list of ten health
maxims to be followed by members of
his diet squad and the public The
"FirstCome to meals with clean
cheer. Worry and grief retard the di
"Third.Avoid extremes- of tempera
ture in eating. Do not take food and
drink too cold or too hot. -Ice water
if taken at all, should be drunk before
"Fourth.Eat bread and raw vege
tables at the beginning of the meal
Photo by American J'is Aswonation
HEALTH COMMISSIONER ROBEBTSON
These stimulate the flow of gastrin
'Firth Chew your food thoroughly
jour stomach has no teeth. Do not
wash down nnmasticated food with
coffee, tea or other drinks.
"Sixth.Do not eat to excess. Nor
mally your appetite should be an index
of your wants
"SeventhAppetite and relish art
important factors in promoting the
flow of gastric juice, heme have tin
food prepared and served in an appe
"Eighth.Do not eat meat, eggs ami
other proteins to excess
"Ninth you have a feeling of dis
tress or fullness after a meal your diet
or manner of eating needs regulating
If you suffer from belching or regurgi
tation you should consult a physician
"Tenth.-Do not engage in excessive
physical or mental exertion immediate
ly after a full meal."
FILM OF SUBMARINE SINKING.
Operator on Bridge of Boat Gets Pic
ture of Entire Proceedings.
Paris.How six members of the crew
of the steamer San Bernardo, bound
from Philadelphia, saw moving pic
tures taken on board of a large German
submarine just before their ship was
sunk by the underwater boat is related
by one of the crew, probably the
French supercargo, in the Temps.
The German officer when he boarded
the vessel noticed a man wearing an
overcoat. "Who is this gentleman
the German asked.
"The supercargo, a French citizen,
representing the owners," replied the
captain of the San Bernardo.
"Let him come aboard the submarine
with the five engineers," said the Ger
man. "I shall keep them as hostages."
The six men were kept in conversa
tion on board the submarine by the
underwater boat's commander while
bombs were being placed on board the
San Bernardo. When the-steamer blew
up there was a moving picture operator
on the bridge of the submarine, who
took a picture of the entire proceedings.
Dog Saves Hi* Mistress.
Norwalk, Ore.A pet collie dog prob
ably saved Mrs. Philip Loretz from se
rious injury the other day when an
enraged dehorned cow owned by Mrs.
Gharles Antrim, a neighbor, charged
straight at Mrs. Loretz, knocked iier
down and butted her fiercely as she lay
on the ground. The dog arrived on the
scene and, springing at the enraged
cow, fastened his teeth in the tender
_* flesh of her nose, at the same time pull
I ing her away from the prostrate wo
man. The cow gave ground before the
dog's attack, and Mrs. Loretzfwas able
|V to regain her feet and reach a place of
FOUND IMAGE IN CAVE.
Crude Stone Idol Probably Antedates
Indian Mound Builders.
Madisonvilte, Ky.E. L. Littiepage
of the Morton Gap country brought to
this place recently a stone image that
is a curiosity and probably of historic
Mr. Littiepage found it at the edge
of a cave on a high elevation in North
Christian county, Ky., while investigat
ing some prospective oil land belonging
to him. The cave is located in a wild
and broken section of land uncultivat
ed and but thinly inhabited.
The image is rudely carved out of a
tough, ferrous sandstone. It is about
six inches in height and is well pre
served, except for a slight injury on
one side of its head and slight weath
ering of one arm. The figure is in a
sitting position, with its legs doubled
under its body and arms extended in
front, with hands resting on its knees.
The image is evidently a relic of an
idol worshiping people and antedates
anjUQldL Indian relic found in various
Indian mounds in western Kentucky.
WIDOW SAVES TREES.
Turns Commissioners From Those
Planted by Her Husband.
St. Cloud, Mich."Woodman, spare
that tree touch not a single bough."
Thus quoted Mrs. Mary Spicer, wid
ow, as she pleaded for the preservation
of trees planted by her husband, long
It.was three years ago that Mrs. Spi
cer started her battle with city officials
over the maintenance of this arborian
inheritance. She was called upon to
enter another skirmish the other day
when sidewalk bids were opened, in
which provision was to have been
made for the removal of the trees.
Mrs. Spicer's "pets" fringe a lot on
which her modest little home is built.
"Wait until I am gone and you may
remove them," she told the city com
missioners, who took her words to
heart. When sidewalk^bids were open
ed there were proposed contracts on
other jobs, but on the Widow Spicer\
propertynot a word.
EIGHTY, WANTS HEART BALM
Woman Is Deaf, Has Lost Right Eye
and Is a Little Lame.
Utica, N. Y.Mrs. Almira Kingsbury
is just a little on the right side of
eighty years old. She is rather deaf.
She has lost her right eye and her left
thumb. Besides she is a little lame.
But she took the stand to testify that
Robert Roberts of Trenton, seventy-six
years old and a farmer, had been so
smitten with her charms at first sight
that he urged her to marry him. Then
she said he broke troth and she sued
for breach of promise. They met at an
employment agency where he sought a
Judge Hazard told Mrs. Kingsbury's
attorney, "I think your client is clearly
entitled to about cents." However,
the case was held open for more evi
MUSKRATS CUT MEAT PRICE.
Serve as Substitute In Many Families
of Moderate Means In New Jersey.
Alloway, N. J.Muskrats are cut
ting the high cost of living in this re
gion. With the price of meats hitting
the high spots, there is an unprece
dented demand for their carcasses,
commonly known as "water rabbits."
Trappers, who this season are secur
ing on an average of nearly $1 each for
muskrat pelts, are adding considerable
extra revenue to their usual season's
profits by selling the meat to villagers
and to outside buyers. It is estimated
that an average of 3,000 "water rab
bits" aie disposed of every week in
Salem alone, where they serve as a
substitute for meat in many families
30TTLE DRIFTS 6,600 MILES.
Determines Currents Off South Ameri
Seattle. Wash.-After drifting 6,600
ui'es in the south Pacific a bottle con
tabling a position report from the
tcamshi Eureka of Seattle thrown
nerboaul off the Peruvian coast by
Captain J. E. Guptill, the vessel's mas
ter, Feb 9. 1913. was found March 1,
19H. on the beach at Tamasua, Ya
-awa gioup. Fiji islands.
There has been a difference of opin
ion among mariners as to the set of
(he current off the coast of South
America, and the finding of the mes
sage is of great value, as it determines
the direction of the flow of ocean wa
ter in that part of the world.
HOGS CLIMB ORANGE TREES.
Fruit Diet Pleases the Swine Best, but
Not the Orchardist.
Riverside, Cal.W. H. Bacchus has
chased his hogs out of his orange grove.
He's tired of having them climbing in
the orange trees.
After some oranges were blown from
the trees by the wind the hogs passed
up the usual pasturage and, standing
on their hind feet, ate all the golden
balls they could reach. Then some of
them began to climb trees.
"Nix on this orange fed pork," said
Bacchus as he arranged for a new pas-
Minister Travels by Submarined
Paris.-rGeneral Hubert Lyautey, the
minister of war in the new French
abinet, arrived in Paris after a
voyage full of incidents from Morocco,
where he was French resident general.
The new war minister crossed from
Tangier to Gibraltar in a submarine,
ind bis train was delayed by the snow
in Spain,' thus obliging him to decline
King Alfonso's invitation to dinner.
FIND HEART ON RIGHT
SIDE, LIVER ON LEFT
Body of William King Described a*
Left Handed Both Inside and Out.
St Louis.The body of William King,
which has been preserved for twenty
months, is described by an anatomist
as "left banded, both inside and out,"
according to a statement made public
at the Cify hospital.
In May, 1915. King, who was thirty
five years old. applied at the hospital
for treatment. He said he was a la
borer and had lived most of his life in
Wisconsin. He was suffering from ty
When asked who should be notified
in case of his death King said: "Don't
worry about that. Just cut me up and
examine my body. There's something
wrong with me besides the fever."
He died a few days later. When sur
geons made an, examination of the
body they found one of the most ab
normal cases in the history of surgery
The heart was on the right side, the
liver on the left the appendix was on
the left side and the spleen on the
right. The stomach was turned around
completely On the left lung were three
lobes the right lung had but two. The
left kidney was larger and lower than
the right one.
DANCE TO WIRELESS
MUSIC MILES AWAY
Phonograph at High Bridge, N. Y.
Heard All Over House at
Morristown, N. J.
New York.What was declared to be
the world's first wireless dance was
held at 29 Morris avenue, Morristown,
N. J., the home of Theodore E. Gaty,
vice president of the Fidelity and Cas
ualty Insurance company of this city.
His two sonsJohn P. and Theodore
E. Gaty, Jr., the latter home from Cor
nell for the Christmas holidaysgot
up a dance and throughout the even
ing-the seven or eight couples who had
been invited danced to music that was
played on a phonograph in High Bridge,
at the northern end of Manhattan,
about forty miles away from Morris
town by air line.
Mr. Gaty and his sons are enthusias
tic amateurs in the science of radio te
lephony and telegraphy. A friend, P. F.
Godley of Montclair, who is a radio en
gineer, made use of the Lee de Forest
audion detector and the sound ampli
fier invented by Dr. Edwin H. Arm
strong of Columbia, the inventions
which made transcontinental telephony
possible, as well as a wireless tele
phone message to Honolulu. Mr. God
ley, who is only twenty-seven years old,
adapted the two devices to amateur
use and attached them to a phonograph
horn in the Gaty home.
The phonograph that furnished the
dance music was played in the High
Bridge plant of the De Forest Radio
Telephone and Telegraph company, and
the musical sound waves were receiv
ed by the amateur receiver over Mr.
When the faint sounds, which, com
ing from the receiver, could scarcely be
detected By the ear, passed through the
combined sound amplifiers and then
through the megaphone they could be
heard all over the house.
FROM MISSOURI TO PANAMA.
Bottle Found After Being Six Months
Hartville, Mo.A list of names which
a party of Springfield normal school
students sealed in a soda pop bottle
which was thrown into the James river
at Turner, Mo., last June has been re
turned in a letter received by Miss
Opal Pope of this place, one of the
young women whose names were on
The letter was written by a member
of the crew of the United States ship
Raleigh, which reached San Francisco
recently after being stationed off the
coast of Panama. The writer said he
found the bottle on the beach while in
WILL AID WEARY HORSES.
School Children Plan Farm For Worn
Youngstown, O.Members of the
Junior Humane society here have con
tributed the nucleus of a fund which
they will raise to rent or buy a rest
farm for worked out horses.
It is planned to have the farm for
use next summer. Many school chil
dren have pledged support to the fund
getting project, 'and senior humane
workers expect their little associates
will succeed in their plans.
BANK INSURES ASSETS
FOR TWENTY-FOUR HOURS
New York.A\ $90,000,000 pro
tective insurance policy for
twenty-four hours was purchased
by the Chatham and Phoenix Na
tional bank to cover the trans
fer of its assets fronr 192 Broad
way to the new offices of t^e
bank, in the Singer building, a
distance of about a block and a
half. 'About $16,000,000 in cash
^r was carried Jo the new quarters
in an armored car, with firmed
guards at the front and rear, and
there were guards stationed ev
ery fifty feet between the two
buildings. -V'"' ^js, *%&%/
ST. PAUL AND MINNEAPOLIS, MIM.. SATURDAY: JANUAM 20, 1917
Children Long Separated by the
SEARCH BEGUN BY BROTHER.
-'Bushwhackers Raided Home, Killed
Parents and Drove Children Into
WoodsAdopted Indifferent Homes,
Survivors Drifted ApartMeeting
Between-Sisters and Brother Pathetic.
Clarinda, la.A tragedy of the civil
war which resulted in the separation
of three children of a Missouri family
was recalled recently by the reunion of
the three children vvhb had been sepa
rated during the long period, too young
at the timejto_ffiaifl4|in a correspond
ence, and it was only After much effort
and correspondence that the members
of the family were enabled to meet and
hold a reunion after so long a separa
Living near Laclede! Mo., was a fam
ily named Deer. Bushwhackers raided
their home, killed the parents and
dro\e the children into the woods,
where they passed a night in terror.
The children were Mary Deer, eight
years old Addie Deer, six years old.
and a brother two years old. Upon the
girl of eight years devolved the task of
keeping the others with her and to
vainly try to console them. Speaking
of the terrifying incidents of the night,
Mary, now Mrs. Mary Rahn of this
city, told how the baby boy cried to be
taken to his mother.
In the morning the children made
their way to Laclede, where they were
found nearly dead from exposure and
fright and crying bitterly. A man who
chanced to run across the children was
so filled with pity that he took them in
charge, fed them and cared for them
for several days until he had succeed
ed in locating all three in homes, into
which they were finally adopted.
Thus torn apart, the children did not
again hear from each other. Mary
spent her entire girlhood as a nurse
girl in a family where there were sev
eral children, and from them she man
aged to learn to read and write. She
was taken to Illinois, where she mar
ried. Addie Deer was taken with the
brother to Crete, Neb., where the girl
married and where the boy grew to
manhood and where he still resides.
Addie married and lost her husband.
She was married a second time to a
Mr.) Downing, owner of a large ranch
near Glenwood Springs, Colo.
Some time ago the brother began a
search for his sister?. It was an ap
parently hopeless task, but by persever
ance, much correspondence and long
range inquiry he managed to find them,
and all held a reunion at the home of
Mrs. Downing in Colorado.,
Mrs. Rahn soon after her marriage
moved from Illinois to this county.
She is no.w a widow, sixty years of
age. The meeting between the sisters
and brother was pathetic despite the
fact that a separation of over fifty
years had obviously tended to break
down the feeling of family relationship.
WAR AFFECTS WATER TOO.
No Soda Ash to Soften City's Drinking
Columbus, O.Hard water will be
the best the filtration plant can furnish
consumers the rest of the winter unless
something is done to increase the avail
able supply of soda ash, one of the chief
chemicals,used in the softening process.
Superintendent O'Shaughnessy of the
Columbus water plant said that soda
ash could not be had at any price ow
ing to inability of railroads to furnish
adequate transportation facilities also
the Barberton plants, where the city's
supply of soda ash is obtained, have
been handicapped during the last few
weeks because of a shortage of fuel.
No soda ash has been used at the fil
tration plant for several days. Since
the war began soda ash has advanced
$44 a ton. Water can be softened to a
certain degree by lime, but soda ash
must be added to get the desired soft
ness. WAR ON CATS SAVES GAME.
Good Hunting In New Jersey Since Fe
line Slaughter Started.
Trenton, N. J.A report of the New
Jersey fish and game commission re
cently issued states thafthe wholesale
extermination of cats in Burlington
county during the 1915 epidemic of foot
and" mouth disease has resulted in
sportsmen finding Burlington among
the best hunting grounds in the state.
Game animals and birds are more
plentiful in the county than for years,
and scores of hunters have repeatedly
bagged their legal limit of ten rabbits
also quails, pheasants and squirrels. It
is held that the chief factor in the in
crease in game animals and birds as
well as song birds in that county was
the warfare on cats by both hunters
and farmers. Sportsmen found hun
dreds"of prowling homeless cats in the
woods and fields preying upon native
birds and animals and killed them.
Newspaper on Fig Leave*.
Santa Cruz, Cal.Because of the
high cost of paper and the failure of
subscribers to pay up, Luther McQues
ton, publisher of the Mountain Echo
at Boulder creek, printed an edition of
his weekly on fig leaves. The edition
consists of five dried leaves pinned to
gether with a twig and printed on both
sides and contains news items, classi
fied and legal advertising and an edito
rial in which McQueston sets forth his
reasons for "returning to first princi
TEACHING INDIANS IS
THIS WOMAN'S HOBBY
Mrs. Molineux Declares Red Man Can
Be Led, but Will Not Be Driven.
Salt Lake City.To have mothered
one or possibly two tiny lives through
the strenuous days of early infancy is
a task that most women consider plen
ty, but Mrs. Elizabeth Molineux, until
recently a teacher in the United States
Indian service, has the distinction of
having mothered a whole tribe of Piute
Indians, and claims the satisfaction of
having raised them, old and young,
from a condition bordering on the
squalid state where they consider
cleanliness next to godliness and, one
and all, are heartily in favor of both.
Mrs. Molineux recently resigned her
post as teacher on the Shivwits res
ervation in southern Utah and is in
Salt Lake resting preparatory to going
to Ketchikan, Alaska, to take charge
of the Episcopal church's mission
school there. She is a guest at the
home of the Right Rev. Paul Jones,
bishop of the Episcopal diocese of
Utah, while here.
Indians have become a hobby with
this diminutive little Scotchwoman.
She speaks their languages and in her
eignt years of service with the Indian
department has been intimately asso
ciated with the trials and tribulations
that beset poor Lo on his native heath.
Mrs. Molineux is an ardent church
woman and attributes her success in
dealing with Indians to the fact that
by blending religious teachings with
the "three R's" she has dismissed dis
trust of her from the minds of her
charges and has always been regarded
by them more in the light of a friend
than a teacher. She declared the In
dian mind to be susceptible to teaching
if properly approached, but adds that
he can be led but will not be driven.
CHASING A COYOTE IN
AUTO EXCITING SPORT
Hound, Sighting Game, Leaps
Over Mud Shield and Lands
Twenty Feet Ahead of Car.
Larned, Kan.An exciting coyote
chase in automobiles took place near
Hanston. The party consisted of Bill
Hann, John Hann, Mr. and Mrs. Irvin
Seaman and William Warring. They
went in two cars and. took three grey
hounds in each car.
Mr. Warring says that auto polo is
mild compared with the way those two
cars chased across the prairie, ravines
and bluffs after coyotes. He said that
his speedometer registered forty miles
one time when he dared to glance at it,
and he was afraid to look again.
They were going along between twen
ty and thirty miles an hour at the time
they started up the first coyote, and
when the biggest hound in Mr. War
ring's car sighted the wolf it leaped
over the wind shield and hood and
landed running twenty feet ahead of
the car. The coyote was a big fellow,
but the hounds finally brought him
down, the big hound throwing him,
while the others pinned him down.
While chasing the first coyote the
other auto nearly ran over another one,
which leaped up almost from under the
wheels of the car. The men shot at it
several times, wounding it, but because
of the speed of the bounding car could
get but poor aim. It finally ran into a
hole and was fished out with a wire.
Messrs. Hann and Seaman have killed
WIRELESS PLANT IN BED.
Annapolis Middie Receives Message*
Annapolis, Md.That a series of bed
springs connected by wires makes a
satisfactory condenser for a wireless
station has been proved by Midship
man J. B. Dow of the fourth class at
the Naval academy.
Dow has connected the springs of
his own and his two roommates' beds
and attached them to a receiver. He
has been able to pick up messages sent
from and to the Arlington station. He
has found out that it is not necessary
to open the windows of hia_room in
Bancroft hall or even to remove the
It is stated that Dow's use of the
bedsprings to receive radio messages
may be of considerable practical value.
Waits Fifty Year* For Father's Gift.
Pittsburgh, Pa.It cost fifty years of
waiting and a lawsuit against his step
mother, but John W. Baker of New
Bloomfield recently received $525,
turned over to his mother by his father
hi 1867. It was to be his on his fa
ther's death, but Mrs. Rebecca T.
Baker, stepmother and administratrix,
bad withheld payment
GIRL SUES DRUGGIST
FOR LOSS OF HER HAIR
New York.The efficacy of pe
roxide as a hair bleach was
brought into question when Ka
tie Gottdank, sixteen years old,
asked $5,000 damages from Ju
4 lius Kalish, incorporated,' drug
gist. In trying to transform her
self into a blond she lost part of
her hair, and wbttt she had left
became brick red. She exhibited
a shoe box full of hah*. Miss
Gottdank's grandfather, Carl
Weisshar, a barber, was not al
lowed to qualify as an expert.^
iy* 4gi 4Sf 4g 4s ej 4S ^ej^
CHINA FINDS IT HARD
TO DISBAND ITS ARMY
Soldiers Love Their Job, and If Not
Paid They Loot.
Peking.China's toughest problem
now is how todisband the army raised
during the revolution. The government,
hard pressed for money, will have to
raise at least $30,000,000 to pay off the
800,000 men under arms, and unpaid
soldiers are always a menace in China
Coolies regard military service as a
very desirable occupation. Once en
listed it is difficult persuade them to
retire. They riot and become extreme
ly troublesome if an attempt be made
to disband them without liberal pay
ment. The commanding officers are
frequently as mercenary as the sol
diers. When the government fails to
give its soldiers what they regard as
adequate pay the troops frequently be
come bandits and loot.
Each province has Its own militarj
governor and a distinct military organ
ization, presumably under control of
the Peking authorities, but actually in
dependent in most cases. Consequent
ly the Peking government is forced to
deal very diplomatically with the mili
tary organizations in the provinces,
particularly in the remote provinces
HARVARD MAN FOILS
SUN WITH INVENTION
Presses a Button In Bed and the
Window Shade Goes Down
as if by Magic.
Cambridge, Mass. Every morning
at 7 o'clock Henry R. Guild of Boston.
a Harvard senior, rolls over in bed
Seven o'clock is too early for a senior
to get up, so Mr. Guild presses a but
ton and the shade at the distant end
of his chamber rolls down as if by
No rising sun is going to make him
leave his bed unseasonably. Some
morning he may miss a four alarm
Are by pressing the button, but he's
willing to take the chance, he asserts.
Getting up at 7 a. m. is a high crime
at Harvard, the same as admitting
Yale has a good football team this
Henry Guild framed up a motor, at
tached to the curtain string and laid
wires to his bedside. When the sun
I throws its rays into his bedroom every
morning, weather permitting, he
presses a button and the curtain flops
faster than in a vaudeviWe theater.
Mr. Guild's next invention probably
will be a trap door to throw tiresome
professors into the cellar by means of
i a button that any student can press.
Life's attendant inconveniences aren't
going to bother him while electricity
can do the work.
FIREMAN SAVES BABY.
Climbed on Pilot of Locomotive, Lifted
Infant From Track.
La Crosse, Wis.Coon valley resi
dents are talking of applying for a
Carnegie medal for Fireman Peter
Hensgen of the La Crosse and South
eastern. He was in a freight engine
cab when he saw a child in the dis
tance on the track.
It was down grade and the brakes
were slow to grip. Hensgen climbed
out along the footboard to the pilot,
grasped a rod and leaned down.
He grabbed the sleeping child with
his free hand and lifted her from the
track. The child was the little daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Jacobson.
She had wandered away in the after
noon and lay down tired between the
rails and went to sleep.
NEW DIMES IN CIRCULATION.
$180,000 Worth of Coins Distributed by
the Philadelphia Mint.
Philadelphia. The new ten cent
pieces which have been coined in large
quantities at the Philadelphia mint
were recently put into circulation for
the first time, about $180,000 worth be
mg distributed to banks and trust com
panies. They were introduced simul
taneously in the western states from
the Denver mint
The obverse side of the new dime
shows a head of Liberty in profile,
while the reverse side shows a bundle
of rods to the center and the protrud
ing battleax, symbols of unity. Sur
rounding the central design is an olive
wreath, denoting peace.
The new coins are expected to be in
general circulation within a few days.
Child Escapes Coyote.
Bend, Ore.Attracted to the door
yard by an unusual noise being made
by her flock of turkeys, Mrs. Thomas
Merchant, living east of Bend, found a
coyote running toward her little girl,
who was playing in the yard. The ani
mal was frothing at the mouth and Is
believed to have been rabid. Mrs. Mer
chant had just time to snatch her
daughter up and return to the house
before the coyote reached the spot
where the little girl was at play.
""-Ant* Kill Bees.
Oakland, CatDr. J. H. Callen, who
had two hives of bees, much alive, on
his Fruitvale avenue property, is now
occupied to cleaning out two hives of
dead bees, victims of an unsuccessful
Verdun defense against a horde of ma
rauding ants. The evidence shows that
the ants attacked in solid mass forma
tion, carrying the bees' first, second
and third line of trenches and then at-
$2.40 PER TKAB.
Writer Suffered From Strange
Illness In Australia.
BAFFLING TO PHYSICIANS.
Novelist Bravely Fought Mysterious
Sickness Which Could Not Be Diag-
nosed by Australian Specialists.
Finally Decided He Had Been Torn to
Pieces by Ultra Violet Rays.
Sydney, Australia.The recent death
of Jack London, the California novel
ist, recalls the extraordinary physical
reasons for his stay of about five
A -IS i IQAOik
was a blond, and his sojourn, from
what he himself subsequently wrote in
"The Cruise of the Snark" and the al
coholic memoir "John Barleycorn" and
those in the commonwealth who be
came intimate with him now remem
ber, was one of torture. Ele left the
cockleboat Snark, in which he and his
wife had been cruising about the Pa
cific, at one of the islands and came.
Photo by American Presa Association.
JACK LONDON IN THE WOODS.
with Mrs. London, to Sydney to No
vember, 1908, by steamer. He said of
his Australian sojourn:
"I went to Australia to go into a hos
pital, where I spent five weeks. I spent
five months miserably sick in hotels.
The mysterious malady that afflicted
my hands was too much for the Aus
tralian specialists. It was unknown in
the literature of medicine. No case
like it had ever been reported. It ex
tended from my hands to my feet so
that |it times I was as helpless as a
child. On occasion my hands were
twice their natural size, with seven
dead and dying skins peeling off at the
same time. There were times when
my toenails in twenty-four hours grew
as thick as they were long. After filing
them off inside another twenty-four
hours they were as thick as before.
The Australian specialists agreed that
the malady was nonparasitic and there
fore it must be nervous."
The ailment did not mend, and the
novelist and his wife had to abandon
the cruise in the Snark. Yet when
London had returned to California,
where his health had invariably been
excellent, his recovery was complete,
and strangely enough the California
climate is very like that of Australia.
Later on London ran across the book
written by Colonel Charles E. Wood
ruff, United States army medical corps,
entitled "Effects of Tropical Light on
White Men," and what had baffled the
Australian specialists was no longer
inexplicable. London wrote to Colonel
Woodruff describing his illness in Aus
tralia, and the latter, whose researches
in tropical medicine, especially in the
Philippines, have given him a high re
pute in his profession, replied that he
had been similarly afflicted in the Phil
ippines. Besides himself, Colonel Wood
ruff wrote to the novelist, no fewer
than sixteen other United States army
surgeons were utterly at a loss to ac
count for the colonel's malady. But in
time the colonel solved the riddle. Lon
"I had a strong predisposition toward'
tissue destructiveness by tropical light.
I had been torn to pieces by ultra vio
PUJS UP EGGS AS BAIL BOND
What's More, Police Accept Them From
Hutchinson, Kan.When J. J. Pan
kratz, a farmer, arrested on a charge
of reckless driving, learned the amount
of his bond he was unable to put up
the cash and could think of no one on
whom to call.
He said he had with him no personal
property of value, but offered to put up
a case of eggs for his appearance to
policejcourt The bond was accepted.
Gas Kill* Dogs.
St PauL Guiliaume and Pietro, ,,x
the dog pets of Joseph Demalo, were
found dead from gas fumes in their
master's home. They died by their own
paws. The room in which they lay-*
was filled with gas. Demalo denies
they committed suicide. He says they
heard rats to the stove and to attempt
tog to open the door of the oven turned