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Baxter Springs News
CHAS. L. SMITll! Editor ft Owner. BAXTER SPRINGS KANSAS Medical Inspection of All Immigrant Millions of Immigrants hare coma te this country, and the numbers are con stantly Increasing. Each Immigrant ll examined by a service medical officer, and those found suffering from loath some or dangerous contagious diseases Insane persons, Idiots, epileptics and those likely to become a public charge because of infirmities, are detained and the Immigration officials deport them to the country from which the? come. This Inspection of Immigrant! Is carried on not only at our. seaports but also along the Canadian and Mexi ran borders wherever there Is direct communication by steamboat or rail road. This inspection serves to keej out the thousands of sick and disabled who would become a burden upon pub tic and private charities. It also keepi out thousands of cases of contagloui dlse'aees. The service maintains 21 marine hospitals, and 141 marine-hospital Btatlons, where medical treat ment is given to sailors of the mer chants marine. Over 65.000 sallori were thiiB treated during the last fiscal year. This care of sailors serves twe useful purposes besides its direct bene fit to the sailor, remarks the National Magazine for January. Seamen taken 111 or injured while en route to, or at a port, would necessarily have to be left by the vessel for treatment at the port which In the majority of cases would not be the sailor's home. The sick would therefore suffer unmerited neg lect, or become a burden upon the charity of a community to which they did not belong. Further, if the illness be of a contagious nature, they be. pome a menace. Deep-water sailors, be cause of the nature of their life, are prone not to form fanifly ties, and when these men contract tuberculosis, as many do, they both suffer them selves because of the lack of a home in many cases, and in addition endanger the community in which they live. For these men the service maintains a large sanitarium at Fort Stanton, New Mexico. This sanitarium is on a reser vation of 38 square miles, located on a plateau in cfntral New Mexico at an altitude of 6,150 feet Here there are 200 or more patients continually under treatment. Some remain until cured, others remain a few months during which time they become Improved and learn how they must live if they would recover, and how to conduct them selves for the protection of others. Others, of course, less fortunate, never leave the sanitarium, but their dayB ol Illness have been rendered as comfort able as possible. According to information from Phila delphia the discovery of the tuberculo ids bacillus by Prof. Koch has been fol lowed by another very important achievement. Dr. Handle C. Rosen bergh, holding the chair of bacteriolo gy at Jefferson Medical college, is cred ited with having found a way by which the tuberculous germ can be prevented from reaching the lungs, and It is be lieved that by the adoption of proper preventive measures, including simple treatment and supplying abundance oi fresh air, the bacillus can be destroyed and so made harmless and thus sen ous risk to the person infected can b averted. Coming at a time when ex ceptionally energetic and intelligent effort is put forth In the war against the "white plague," says the Troy (N. Y.) Times the announcement will be received with the keenest interest Anvthlne that can minimize the dan gers of tuberculosis is to be warmly welcomed. "Mark Twain" Incorporated. Whatever may be the psychic condl tion of Samuel L. Clemens, Mark Twain may be presumed to have part ed with bis soul having converted himself, his name and all that pertains thereto into that soulless no less than Invisible and iniangible entity known as a corporation. But it is in a good cause, that this psychic annihilation has been endured, and the world fill be disposed to .praise rcther than blame him for what is an act of real providence and forehandedness. It is for the sake of his children, says the New York Globe, who as his heirs may be able because of this action to enjoy the fruits of his labor much longer than they otherwise wou-4. For It la believed that Mark Twain, incorporat ed. will be proof against all pirates, re spectable or otherwise, where plain Mark Twain would be wllsout derense It Is even fondly hopec that Mark Twain, Incorporated, will be able. In som sort, to prevail against tne copy right law I'VE BEEN THINKING About American Fathers By Charles Battell Loomis (Copyright by W. Q. Chapman.) Have you ever been ''the head" of a family made up of strongly indi vidualized members? "Ain't It awful.. Mabel!" (to ubo a cant phrase that I particularly loathe). "Shall the people rule!" They ao rule in my house, although I am the head. The "people" are my son John and my daughter Dorothy, our cook and the wife of my bosom, Mrs. Courtlay. It necessarily follows that I am Mr. Courtlay, because such a thing as divorce is unknown in my family, and so my wife's name is the same as mine. You know I hold that divorce doesn't really change a woman's name. If she gets married to a man to begin with that settles It His Is her name to the end of the chapter. It may be a whim of mine, but If I can't have my own way in my own house I can at least have my own whims. Well. Mrs. Courtlay has a good mind and it is a mind of her own. I do not pretend to influence it. Oh, yes I do. The Head of To speak exactly, I do pretend to in- j fluence It, but everybody in my fam ily is on to the pretense and we all laugh at it together. My oldest child, John, is 22, and he has voted once. I have always voted the Republican ticket. I did it because my father did It before me and because I was. brought up to think that a mugwump was a disgrace to any family, and It was, of course, out of the question to be a Democrat. So I voted the Repub lican ticket and was secretly glad when Grover Cleveland was elected. John voted for a Democrat who was known to be Inferior in every way to the Republican candidate for governor of my state, and he did it Just to show his independence. I couldn't help be ing proud of him even while I de plored his plg-headedness. The evening before election day I had taken him aside and I had said to him: "John, you are about to en Joy the most blessed privilege that an American lias if he doesn't hap pen to be a woman paying taxes and responsible for debts and owning real estate you are about to cast a vote, and I hope that you will show your party loyalty by voting as your fa ther and grandfather did before you. even though the Republican candidate be the devil himself." And John, who is taller than I, looked down at me bentgnantly and said: "Father, I have a mind of my own and a vote of my own, and Just to show that a Courtlay is not neces sarily a faithful dog with a collar on his neck I will vote for Mulrennan, al though I do not think he is as good a man as Bradford." "Are you a mugwump?" I almost wept "There Is no such thing as a mug wnmn now." said he. "but they were honorable men with convictions who dared throw off the party yoke. Most menof my generation refuse the yoke, tather. an you are a dear old moss- "3 hark and a back number. And lH tell you something else, father. I be lieve that by next year 111 vote the Socialist ticket" Yes, that's what he said. Take my daughter, also. I don't mean take her away, because we are not thinking or marriage for her until she Is 22 at least, and she is only 19. I am a Christian. Well, of course, I don't mean that I act like one. That would be expecting too much. A fel low doesn't have to act like a Chris tian in order to be one unless be hap pens to be a Unitarian. And I am not one. Some one referred to a Unitarian the other day as a "near-Christian." "Yes," said mother, "they are nearer Christianity than any other sect" Dut to get back to my daughter. I am a Christian. She is an agnostic. It's only Independence. I tell you what, If I had understood how this new generation was going to act I would have become an infidel when the children were born so as to insure their being Christians. My daughter is a well behaved child and I think she Is well intentloned, and I know she Is generous and kind hearted, but she will not go to church. It makes it very hard on me, because as John stays away from church be cause he doesn't approve of our pas tor's brain. I have to go to church myself or else let my wife go alone. I'd rather play golf If I knew how. Take one more example. We had to pull up stakes and move this fall. Owner wanted to keep house himself. I am naturally a man of decisive mind (I'vo been successful in busi ness aqd that counts for something these days) and I made up my mind at once that we would try the city, having lived in the suburbs for a num ber of years. As my son is a student at Yale It the Family. didn't make any difference to him where we spent the winter, so ne am Tint nirr nnv nhleetion. but IDT daugh ter said: "Thafs idiotic, father. You know how I like out of doors. We 11 stay where we are. It'll be easy Annneh to eet another rent" My daughter used so authoritative an air, and there seemed so much to recommend a suburban life, that I "Oh, very well; we'll see what we can do here." Then my wife said: "No, I'm sick nf suburban life. It's neither one thing nor the other, and as the city is bad for all our throats we'll move to the country. Brother George was onvlnir the other day there's an abandoned farm not three miles from Wis place, and it would be lovely thfr " "Very good," said I. "I'm perfectly agreeable" (and I am). "Let's go ana look nt the abandoned farm." - "What, and be country frumps?" Rnlrl mv dauehter. "Ah, I hadn't thought of that" aaid I, wavering. (I was born In the coun trr hut that was rears ago.) Thpn John snoke ud. "The best thing for you to do will be to move to New Haven and then I can see some thing of you old folks." (I'm not yet 60, mind you, and I feel as young as I did when I didn't vote for Cleve land.) "The very thing to do," said X, but that afternoon my wife told me that our servant whom we have had for three years (we've thought of exhibit ing her) utterly refused to leave the suburb in which we live, and so we all of us bowed to superior-force, and we're living across the street from our old house and Tm still running for trains. And I am also still the nominal bead of the family. And I want to shake hands with thousands like me all over this kroar" land. We might be divorced. AWFUL GRAVEL ATTACKS Cured by Doan's Kidney Pills After Years of Buffering. I. A. Rlppy, Depot Ave., Gallatin, Tenn aays: "Fifteen years ago kid ney disease attacked me. The pain In my back was so agonis ing I finally had to give up work. Then came terrible attacks of gravel with acute pain and passages ol blood. In all I passed 25 stones, some as large as a Dean. Nino years of this ran me down to a state of continual weakness, and I thought I never would be better un til I began using Doan's Kidney Pills. The Improvement was rapid, and since using four boxes I am cured and bare never had any return of the trouble." Sold by all dealers. 60 cents a box. Foster-Mllburn Co Buffalo, N. Y. rt wa All believe that It is better to give than to receive until some one passes around the hat n..i u-Mir. arr. Watery Etn Relieved by Murine Eye Remedy. Com ...... -H-wi ku Vvrwrinnced Physician. Mu rine Doesn't Smart: Soothes Eye Pain. Write Murine Kye ivmcujr -o., ih-b. tor Illustrated Eye Book. At Drasglau. What His Wife Gave Him. Th hogs builder was standing on the edge of the great cavity at Thirty fourth street that they have been dig ging for the past few years, when an Irishman walked towara mm. Look here," he said. "Didn't I nre you yesterday?" "Yes," said tne insnman, ua t don't want you to do it again, either. m wtr rave me the devil about It when I got home." New York Times. A Needed Changs. tv narv ripnnrtment recently re ceived from the commander-in-chief of the fleet an official communication relative to certain changes recom mended by him to be made in the uni form ehtrt of the enlisted men. In ac cordance with custom this letter was forwarded to various officials ror com ment or expression of opinion, the re mnrira nf earn officer being appended on an indorsement slip. Each indorse ment introduces the subject matter of the letter in a brief, and one of them thus tersely explained the conienw. "Commander-in-chief desires to change shirt" Llppincott's. IMPUDENCE PERSONIFIED. Robert Rustler What did you say was the title of your new song? Successful Chorus Lady I call It "The Proposal." Robert Rustler And the key? Successful Chorus Lady B minor. Robert Rustler B mine eh? How would you like to change It for a key In A flat? DIDNT KNOW Coffee Was the Cause. Many dally habits, particularly ot sating and drinking, are formed by fol lowing our elders. In this way ill health Is often fas tened upon children. A Ga. lady says: "I had been allowed to drink coffee ever since I could remember, but even as a child I had a weak stomach, which frequently refused to retain food. "The taste of coffee was in my mouth all the time and was, as I found Dut later, the cause of the stomach re belling against food. "I now see that it was only from fol lowing the example of my elders that I formed and continued the miserable habit of drinking coffee. My digestion remained poor, nerves unstrung, fre quent headache, and yet I did not sus pect the true cause. "Another trouble was a bad, muddy complexion for which I spent time and money for creams, massaging, etc, without any results. "After I was married I was asked to trr Postum. and would you believe it L an old coffee toper, took to Postum from the very first We made it right according to directions on the pkg and it had a most delicate flavor, and I at once quit coffee, with the happiest results. "I now have a perfectly clear, smooth skin, fine digestion and havent had a headache In over two years." "There's a Reason." Name given by Postum Co., Battlf Creek, Mich. Read. "The Road to Well rille," in pkgs. Ever re letter A fraaa tint tm time. Th trae. ul fall of k latarcaC MEDIUM INCREASE 15 FARM LANDS. "SOUTHERN ALBERTA IS A MIGHTY GOOD COUNTRY." No stronger or better evidence can be given of the merits of a country than that which comes from the testi mony ot the settler who has deter mined to succeed. This Is why we reproduce the following letter, which speaks for Itself. These people were in duced to go to Western Canada through the solicitation ot a Canadlaa Government agent, who secured for then the low railway rates. "Carmangay, Alta., Canada, 12-15-'08. "Mr. C J. Broughton, Canadian Gov ernment Agency, 135 Adams Street, Chicago: We had audacity enough to tackle the proposition of buying four sections of land In Southern Alberta, thirty miles east of Clalrsholm and beading up on the Little Bow, and our two boys each got a homestead ad joining. We fenced three sections and the two homesteads, and built a house, barn, corrals and granary, and have since enlarged some of these build ings. We have broken 200 acres ot land, which has been sowed to oats and wheat During the severe winter of two years ago the winter wheat killed out somewhat, and our crop yielded only ten bushels to the acre, but the spring wheat went 24 bushels to the acre. In this country we must be prepared for storms and cold, at times 20 to 30 below tero, yet on the whole the winters are mild; and while there are exceptional crops, it Is fair to say that the average farmer can depend on having a yield in average years of from 20 to 25 bushels to the acre for spring wheat; and winter wheat in our immediate neighborhood yields from 25 to 30 bushels to the acre on the average. We have now quite a bunch of horses, over 50 in all, about 250 sheep, after having sold 140 for mutton thia fall. We have 20 head of pure bred registered Shropshire, which are worth $20 each. The average price received for mutton sheep was I5.001 inri & little over. Pork brings 5 and 6 cents a pound. We have about 30 head of cattle on our ranch now, and laBt winter they picked their en- tire living from our pasture, running: to the straw stacks for shelter at night "The increase of land values nas heen extraordinary. Our land four years ago cost us a little less than $0.00 an acre. We have sold one sec tion for 115.00, but we would not seu any more for less than 125.00 per acre, as we expect the railroad within four miion of our ranch within the next IS months. Southern Alberta of West ern Canada is a mighty good country for any manorwomanwholovesoutdoor life, and who wants to get gooa re turns for their labor and investment 'TT have been Blessed with our treatment from the Canadian Govern ment, and can heartily commend South era Alberta as a plendid country la which to locate. "Yours very truly, (Signed) "JAMES S. AINSLIE AND SONS. And He Probably Did. What can I do." roared the flery orator, "when I see my country going to ruin, when I see our oppressors hands at our throats, strangling us. and the black clouds of hopelessness and despair gathering on tne nonzon to obliterate the golden sun of pros perity? What, I ask, can I do?" "Sit down! shouted tne auaience. FINE RECIPE FOR COLDS Mix half ounce of Concentrated pine sompound with two ounces of glycerine and a half pint of good whiskey. This simple mixture is to be used in doses of a teaspoonf ul to a tablespoon ful four times a day. The bottle should be well shaken each time. Any druggist can supply the ingredi ents and it can be mixed at home. The Concentrated pine is a pine prod act refined for medical use. It comes only in half ounce bottles, each en closed in a round case, which is air tight and retains all the original strength In the fluid, but be sure it is labeled "Concentrated" in order to get the genuine article. Those enjoying prosperity should al ways be ready to assist the unfor tunate. Demosthenes. Do not neglect constipation, for thia con dition poisons the blood and leads to chron ic ill health. Garfield Tea, the mild herb laxative, corrects constipation, keeps the blood pure, and the health good. Take time by the forelock. Swift Be wise to-day; lis madness to de fer. 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