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The St. Louis Republic. [volume] (St. Louis, Mo.) 1888-1919, June 17, 1900, Magazine Section, Image 35

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Apropos the visits of the sovereigns cf
Europo to tho Exposition, It'ls intiestlng
to note how few of these exalted or.ea are
out of "trade" themselves, writes Sterling
Heillg In tha Philadelphia Inquirer. Nearly
all tho German Princes are openely en
gaged either In commerce or manufacture.
Tho Tsar of Russia is one cf the greatest
winegrowers in the wcrld; nnd his Immense
vineyards in tho Caucasus produce a juice
from which nro Imitated the most cele
brated cru of Bordeaux. Fold In Russia
and tho Orient as the real. Thosj rear
relative of tho Tsar, the Grand Dtkes of
Mecklenburg, are noted horsebrecders and
pork packers. The King of Saxony tells
nnuallv a million dollars worth of porce
lainssome of them Imitating the undent
xnarks so perfectly that unleirned amateurs
complain of being misled by their- The
Cuko of Coburg draws an honest income
from a great hot-house fruit and vegetable
cultivation. The Duke cf Bavaria has made
a fortune out of hi Palatinate tobacco
and cheeses. The Duke of Schleswig-Hol-etein-Augustcnburg,
brother-in-law of "Wil
liam II. is the proprietor of one of the
most Important starch factories cf Ger
many. The Duke of Saxc-Veim?r-EIse-nach,
is a treat horticulturist and nursery
man, his plants and young trees having a
Mysterious Woman in the Durrani
Murder Trial Has Departed for Nome.
Special Corresponaercs cf The Sunday Rej ublle.
Ban Francisco, CaL, June 11. Mis i Rose
Holland, "tkv sweet pea girl" cf the Dur
rant murder trial, is a victim of the gold
fever. When tho steamer San Jose pulled
out for the Nome gold-fields "the swet pea
girl" was among tho most excited passen
gers on her deck. That she is a womsn of
impulses has long since been demonstrated,
but whether or riot a nature with this as
its strongest characteristic will 'win in
the battle for gold remains to b seen.
She says she has confidence In her luck,
however, and none who heard her ques
tioned her belief that Dame Fortune would
favor her in her pursuit tor riches.
Miss Holland is prone to thrust famo up
on herself. A few years ago. when all San
Francisco was horrified at the discovery of
the dead bodies of Blanche Kimont and
Minnie. Williams in Emanuel Baptist
Church and appalled when it learnsd that
Durrant was the murdercr.she became wide
ly. If not enviably known. When mothers
drew their children around them and young
er women shrank at the very mention of
the name of the fiend of the belfry. Miss
Holland went forth to comfort tho criminal.
Each day found her In court with a handful
of fragrant violets, her token of confidence
for Durrant. the murderer. So much mys
tery attached to her friendship for him
that it was rumored that it was none other
than she who was bearing the great ex
pense of his trial. This she firmly denied
throughout, however, and whether her In
terest In the murderer was simply caprice
or otherwise irlll probably never be known.
After Durrant's execution she once again
merged Into obscurity, but now the eye's of
the world at least thl portion thereof are
again upon her. and will watch with Inter
est her fight for fortune in the land of the
midnight sun.
Connecticut Farmer and His Oxen Cov
ered by a Swarm of Thousands of the
Insects. J o J J J
special Correvponflecco of TTr.e Suooay Republic
Danbury. Conn., Juno H. Henry Fitch, a
yourg farmer, living at Mountain End, In
vited death for himself and his tv:o oxen
the otter day by whistling.
Toung Fitch Is a whistler of much ability.
He has whistled at every farmhouse and
every gathering In the celghtorhood, and
when he is whistling nobody caros to listen
to piano, violin, flute guitar or banjo.
Tae other day Fitch was plowing in his
field plowicg and whistling. Two sleek,
sleepy oxen were drawlrg the plow, and
neither they nor Fitch paid any attention
to anything but the plowing and the whist
ling. Presently a swarm of thousands of honey
bees hovered over them.- There wan no us
to run still less to fight them, and Fitch
imply kept on whistling and plowlng.w hllo
tto bets settled, softly upon him nnd the
oxen. They seemed friendly enough as long
aa ntch whistled, and Fitch adrrlta that
he was willing to whistle as lopg as they
remained friendly, and seemed Inclined to
Fitch continued to plow along. Ills patch
led toward his home where he cjuld see
his mother In the yard. He cacght the
tails of tho oxen and held them so the
beasts might not anger the bees by switch
ing them. For the distance of half a mile
he held those two oxtails and whistled.
His mother looked up and saw him. He
and his oxen looked like they ralght be
covered with a soft brown fur. Fitch
topped whistling Just long enough to
hout "Bees," and then continued his team
without the bees, realizing that ho bad
dropped a note.
Mrs. Fitch acted at once. Sh knows
something of bees and realized that unless
she got them hived In short order they
would probably sting her son to death. For
she argued that ho could not keep .on
whistling forever.
So she got a huge tin pan and heran beat
ing It vigorously. Tho bees stirred uneasily
at this Interruption of their concert, but
they did not sting, and after a few moments
every one-of them rose In the air and
started toward the tin pan. Mrs. Fitch led
the way to an empty hive that had luckily
been prepared for another swarm, and by
dint of much beating and coaxlnr trot all
tha bees Into 1L
"Fitch stopped whlstllnr. sat down flat on
th. rronnd n1 mocDeB his face. The sleek.
lazy oxen switched their tails vigorously to
make up xor lost was.
universal reputation. The Prince of Stel
berg is a miner, drawing from his cwn
liver mines in the Hartr Mountains, a
largevpart of the slher for the coinage of
the Empire. And William II hlm-eir. final
ly. Is a porcelain manufacturer, even down
to vessels cf the humblest uses. The Char
lottenburg factory is his personal venture,
and is said to be makirg big -sums of money
for this great sovereign. When they visit
the Exposition their serene hlghn-sse'.
each with his specialty, will come as well
posted as an American business man.
The army of our fellow-countrymen, al
ready la force. Is beginning to suffer from
Internecine disorders. Some say we are
too generous. Some say we have a deadlj'
grip, even for small change. Extra crdlna-y
stories of how we are to be "done" during
the Exposition are ctigrent. alongside cf
extraordinary declarations of independence
and threats of boycotting. The dispute has
already reached the public press, and Paris
ians In general and the colony In particu
lar Is being treated to a feast of "letters
to the Editor."
Meanwhile the American lady raise her
voice. Running about Paris unattended. Rre
gets Into cafes ladles ought not to frequent,
and Is asked. In her own interests, to va
cate. "My two daughters and myself en
tered a cafe (the name of which should
have been a guarantee It was tht Cafa
Larry de Huckster: "Say. Mag. look at da
Mag o de Fact'ry: "Rats wid de moon!
Wots de moon tuh me?"
L. de H.: "Jeece! Didn youe never go
tuh school? An'jsk me. wofs de moonT
Mag. yousa got anodder childhood coroln'
tuh yuh. Say. hones, wot Is de moon tuh
yuh? Aaln't It nottlnT
M. o" de F.: "Nix-. Larrr. it ain't nothln
tuh me. de moon ain't."
L. de If.: "Hones". Mag, don't de moon
cut no IceT"
M. o' de F.: "Not a big enough chunk
fur de kids to run after aa holler, 'Mister,
please gimme some.
I de H.: Well, wot does cut ice wid your
M. o de F.: "Wy, Kid. dere's scvrul
t'lngs might. De sooprlntendunt cuts a
whole lot. an de forelady cuts some. An'
I know a blacksmlt dere ain't no flies on."
L. da H.: "How about me. Mag. don't X
spell nottln'T
M. o' de F.: "O. you might spell sump'n,
only It looks tuh ma like you're tongue-tle-d,
L. de IL: "Jeecel Ton call me tongue
tied. Magi If yuh do. jou'se sure call me
out o' me name. Jeece! Tuh oughta.hoar
me wid de wagon an a load o weg'tubles.
Touse wouldn't t'ink I was tongue-tied to
hear me holler "Strawberries! Strawberries!
Ripe Tomatoes, O!" "
M. o' de F,: "Half of 'em's rotten. I bet."
L. de II.: "Well, juh got to con some
body tuh get long In dls world."
M. o de F.: "Dat's all right. KM, but I
As is well known, sty. or orgeolet. makes
Its appearance In the form of a hard red
pimple, very sensitive to tha touch, which
forms on the outside edge of the eyelid
most frequently the upper eyelid. It gener
ally begins with a small point of Induration,
about the dimensions of a grain of millet,
but on becoming an Inflamed tumor, as
sumes tha dimensions of an oat, and is
anmettmes irannnan1.il rnr fuwYm n-.v
I eyelid. At tha end of a few dajs tbe tumor
Amertcaln) and were about to seat our
sehes when we were Informed by the gsr
con. In the hearing cf even body, thit they
did ret serve ladles who were unaccom
panied." So writes on Indignant one to the
Messenger, And Immediately, being an
American ladj-, she proposes to make 'a re
form. "I should be glad to learn If other
American ladles In Pari hae beer, sub
jected to a like nnnoyanco. and whether
nothing can be done to prevent a recur
rence, at least in a cafe bearing such a
name" The pity of it 1 that the lady. In
her Innocence, had stumbled Into Just one
of those cafes, sought by their brother,
from which American ladles would be proud
to be ejected when In possession of the
fact. It was In the daytime, toe. whn
een ruch cafe, in the name of propriety,
are kept clear cf unattended damsels.
Should any nice-looking, fair one. Ameri
can cr other, really wish to sit la the Cafe
America In unattended, she need but visit it
after the theater at night, when the rules
are relaxed as can testify great numbers
of American jcang men and old. All this
but shows the ejes of the world now
being on this capital the great need of t!-e
American lady to be, for a short time, self
effacing, in the interest of the general
American exhibit.
I fancy that the Boxing Club would give
a hearty welcome to a few American fight
yuh see I ain't no old married Same hangtn'
over a alley gate. I'm free yet. Tuh can't
work cone o your old, rotten tricks off on
L. da H.: "O. I got some fresh goods.
even at dst, Mag. But I ain't never trie J
cotttn fresh-on you yeL"
M. o -de F.: " 'Twouldn't pay yuh none."
L. da H.t "I ain't tookln' fur none ue best
o' yuh. Mag. If I was. I'd tried it long apo.
An" I ain't sarin" wheddT I'd o' failoj or
not. All I'm sayln' is I repccks yuh. an' I
ain't never tried nottln,"
M. o' de F.: "Dal'a right. Kid. yuh ain't.
An' I respeck. yuh, too. fur It."
L. de II.: "How much. Magf
M. o de F.: "Oh, it's Informashlon ycu'ro
after now. Well, yuh don't get It. see?
Silence and rumination by Kid.
M. o de F.: 'Gimme your hat. Kid. I can
hold It right here on my hsp v.id mine.
Dere's plenty o' room."
Larry hands her his hst.
M. o de F. (examining It In the moon
light): "Stetson?"
L. da IL: "Tou win. Dat ain't no wheel-o'-fortuns
.M; UfjJf" "Tou bln l5ayln ' to
night. KMT
L. de IL: "Nixie. Not me. I passed dat
wheel-o'-fortune up long time ago
M. o de F.: "How many wagons yuh run
nln' now. Kid?"
L. de IL: "A couple dat I own. an' ono
I'm purty near paid up on."
M. o' de F.: "What does a wagon bring
yuh in a week?"
L. de IL: "Countin horse feed?"
M. o' de F.: "What do I know about
accumulates, becomes white and breaks,
discharging a small quantity of pus and a
greenish core. Cicatrization usually takea
place rapidly and without leaving any
A sty Is neither more nor less than a boll
on the outer edge of the ejelld. It is the re
sult of Inflammation of the glands that sur
round the eyelashes. It is of no gravity in
Itself, but In the case of some persons It re
turns with such tenacity that it becomes a
real Infirmity. With persons of this class,
therefore, preventive treatment requires to
vbo conducted with extreme care. As soon as
ers during the Exposition. The trouble
with those who have already shown in
Pans has been that being champions on
vacation their demands were exorbitant
and their performance meager. Nor were
they ecr In communication with the
proper people in Paris. Here "la boxc" 1
peculiarly the sport of aristocrats and as
piring gilded j-outh. The Ecole de Joine
vllle has nothing in cemmon with the
Folles-Bergcre. and the Boxing Club gets
together a very different public from that
of the avaricious managers of Paris music
Talk of a great fight. In which the names
of Jeffries. "Fltz" and one or two other
American heavy weights are mentioned. Is
now current la the Colony. The facts are
these: Mr. William WIndom Brackett,
son of Commissioner Frederick Brackett.
came to ParU already interested in tho
International sporting events of the show.
On going over the possible American fea
tures with the French promoters, thli
question of a first-class pugilistic exhibit
came to assume such proportion as to Jus
tify the offer of a purse of $10,000 plu
half the gate receipt. The new bull-light
ring in the suburbs of Paris, with a seat
ing capacity of 14,000 people, has been put
at their disposition. Fltrslmmons. who is
naturally anxious to have another oppor
tunity of distinguishing himself, has signi
horse feed?"
L. de IL: "Wot do yuh know about
wagons, den? Ain't a wagon got tuh have
sump'n tuh make it go?"
M. o' de F.: "I mean 'In de clear." KM.
How much do uh make off'n our two
L. de H.: "Well. I started wid one. an' I
didn't own It. I rented It from one o' de
Bresnahans. Well, he wanted tuh sell one
day, on' I t'ought I'd try her. Tuh can
guess de rest, can't yuh? I told yuh I
owned two wagons, an I got nnoddcr al
most paid up fur, an dey're ail arunnln.
M. o' de F.: "Who's runnin" em. Kid?"
L. de IL: "Wot's dat tuh a woman? Tuh
wouldn't know If I told yuh."
M. o de F.r "I ain't no woman yet. ocJ
wouldn't ask yuh. I'd known better, if I
was. But yuh needn't mind. I'll never ask
yuh nottln' pursna again."
L. de IL: "Jeece! Mag. Tuh sore?-SI-lenca
b'y Mag.
L. do H.: "Say, Mag,"
Silence by Mag.
L. de II,: "Jeecel if I'd a knowed yuh
was goln' tuh get swelled. I wouldn't a an
swered yuh dat way. Hones', Mag. Causa
I ain't got nottln' tuh hold back. If IM
t'ought yuh really wanted tuh know. I'd
tell yuh dat dem t'reo wagons average me
twenty-one per, all teld. Dat's seven bucks
a week from each one of 'em. An' dere's
mo an" me mudder left out o" de who!o
fam'ly. Now. yuh got any more questions
In -vour catechism?"
M. o' de F.: Say. Kid. ain't yuh fratd tuh ,
make fun o" i'e cati:hlsm?"
the sty appears an attempt may be made to
top it at tlie outset by a slight cauteriza
tion with nitrate of sliver, or else with a
Pencil dipped in tincture of iodine. When It
has reached the rull period of inflammation
the treatment should be limited to the appli
cation of a few poultice of starch or of com
presses dipped In a slightly antiseptic liquid.
If the pus doe not discharge It should be
made to discharge by means of a alight in
cision. The favorable results that have been ob-
tfltnerl In tT (Mlm.n( nt tstff t... ...v.! ..
yeast have suggested, to M. Terson of Paris
fied his willingness to fight in France. Mr.
S. C. Haller. formerly with tbe Buffalo
Bill Show, I now on his way across the
Atlantic with the papers ready for tho
signing. And all 1 as good a arranged,
excepting tho Identity of "FitzV oppo
nent, who i, by choice. Jeffrie, the win
ner of the world's championship contest.
Whether it will be a fight to a finish or a
morercstrictcd boxing match with S-ounee
gloves will depend on the decision of the
Prefect of Police of Paris, who Is now hold
ing the question under advisement. In
either case there Is a splendid public for
such a meeting at the present moment in
Paris, and. Fporty and ungentle as it may
seem. It will be received as the most
American and the most welcome of our
American exhibits.
Until the pugilists arrive, the most
talked-of American In Pari certainly 1
Mr. Sousa. Sousa's Band has now played
half a dozen times before the greatest open
air crowd. the Exposition ha yet as
sembled. It 1 not far to seek. th secret of -I
his Immense and Immediate vogue, in th's
perfect spring weather thc Sousa "after
noons" spontaneously developed Into so
many all-round assemblies of the Colony
and visiting thousands. When they play
"The Stars nnd Stripes Forever," when
they wave the big Hag from the step of the
coquettish little music pavilion of the
1 L. d H.: "I ain't raakln fun o nottln.
I go to 4 o'clock mass, m'self. sometimes."
M. o' de F.: Do yuh go res'Iar. Kid?"
I de IL: "Well. I can't say I go reg'lar.
liut. sometimes, when I bin pl.isln' lw-l all
night of a Saturday night, I drops In on me
way home,"
M. o de F.: "Mass won't hurt tinbody.
L. de If.: "Dat's Wot mo mudder take
pain tuh tell n". I don't go tub church
as often as I mUsht. but I rctpck it, all
M. o de F.: "Say. kid, is derej any one
L. de IL: "Couple o g-jm chewcrs, dats
all. Why?"
M. o de F.: "Gimme a kiss."
(Tha kiss Is given.)
L. d IL: "Wot did yuh do dat fur?"
M. o' de F.: "Oh. I Just wanted to."
I- de IL: "Te. but wot fur?"
M. o do F.: "Well. uh said yuh repecks
de church, didn't yah?"
L. de IL: "Dat ain't no lie. an I'll re
speck it. again fur wot yuh gimme-"
M. o' de P.: "Now don't go up In de air.
Kid. Dl ain't no sasslcty game o drop do
ptlow; nor f nli't no Minnie Krllgruan
auctlonln nothln oft."
L. de IL: "Say. Mac."
M. o de F.: "Whatr
L. de IL: "The old woman's gettln' old."
M. o de F.: "Wot about It?"
L. de IL: "She has tuh gH up at free
o'clock In de mornings tuh get me offee."
SI. o de F.: "Wot's" dat got tuh do wid
L. do IL: "Jeece! Leive me finish, will
tho Idea of resorting to this treatment for
persistent orgeolet. In fact. In several case
In which this affection of tho eye. recurred
Indefinitely the patients found verjr good re
sults from the uso of yeast. As soon as the
point on the eyelid made its appearanoe and
began to be painful. Indicating the advent of
asty,an administration of dry yeast In closes
or four grammes fifty centigrammes to nine
grammes per day. In capsules, before each
meal, frequently sufficed to bring about a
complete reduction and disappearance of the
Inflammation and swelling. When they did
not succeed in arresting the aty thera was at
Esplanade des Invalldes. the Immense
throng, 10,000- strong, that rises, waves Its
hats, handkerchiefs and parasols and
frantically cheers, seems to be all Ameri
can. Never before have we of the Colony
sen so many fellow-countrymen gathered
together in Paris, Again, they delight In
certain Instruments now seen and heard by
them for the first time In this 'music mili
taire" from the New World. The "Sousa
phone" and a great barytone horn of splen
did volume and a brooding tenderness that
brings tears to the eyes as it dominates the
elaborate orchestration with it simple air
of "Take Me Back to Old Virginia" or
"Massa's In the Cold. Cold Ground" ara
utter novelties to these Parisians. Such
slick drummers as the two with Sousa's
Band and such slick effects as they get out
of sand-paper and tapping on the wooden
edges of their instruments also delight the
Farls crowd. Apart from all trick effecta
and the enticements of popular airs, full
Justice is done to thl remarkable organiza
tion by the Paris critics. When Sousa re
turns to Pari after his German trip, to
reappear at the unveiling of the Lafayette
monument, he will find himseilf established
as a Paris favorite.
Already they are saying that there will
never have been such a Fourth of July In
Paris as. the coming one is bound to be.
The unveiling cf the monument would
M. o da F.: "Go ahead. Kid; I ain't stop
pin your conversation."
L. it IL: "Well, you did."
M. o' de F.: "Well. I didn't mean tuh."
L. de IL: "Tou got me all balled up now.
I can't go ahead."
M. o de F.: "Oh, p!eai do. Lawrence."
Ik de IL: "Where'd you get on tuh ma
SAlnt'n name?"
M. o" d F.t "Wot sre you talkln about,
Larry! Lawrence ain't your Saint's name.
Dat's your given name."
I., de IL: "Chewin de rag about name,
Mag. bow'd yuh like tuh change yours?"
M. o' de F.: "Oh, Mac suits me. all right,"
L. de IL: "Dat ain't de name I had ref-
runce tuh."
SL o de F,: Wot'd yuh mean. den. KidT
K de IL: "Vour last name."
M. o' de F.: '.'Wot to?"
L. de IL: "Mine."
M. o' de F.: "Quit your klddln Kid. I'm
more dan seven."
L. de IL: "I ain't klddln."
M. o de F.: "Do you mean It?"
I. de H.: "Hones' tub God, Mag."
M. o d F.: "Oh. Kid. you don't know how
good yuh make me feel."
L. de IL: "Is dere anyone lookln't"
M. o" de F.t "Same two aa before."
L. de IL: "Rats! Dey don't count. Gim
me a kis. Mag. tuh woa .-
The kt is given.
M. o de F.: "Ob. Kid, look; how purty do
moon Is to-night!"
U de II.: "Rats wid da moon! It ain't
In it wid yuh. Mag."
least a rapid calming of the painful phenom
ena. A sty. being nothing but a boll. It is
only natural that It should be beneficially
affected by the well established curative ac
tion of yeast from beer oa bolls. The only
thing was to think of It.
B the Way. . . . .2
A woman never blames a mirror for cast
ing reflections on her.
Tho world owes every man a living, but
some prefer not to collect it.
It's ho use putting your foot down oa
thing unless you do It with your whole soul.
b an event of first Importance In itself.
In tha morning to the rival melody of
the Scusa Band and the quite as cele
brated band of the Garde Republicans,
the monument will be uncovered In tha
Garden of tha Tuileries. Mr. Robert J.
Thompson, secretary of the Lafayette Me
morial Commission and envoy extraordi
nary of the President of the United
States, will make a speech, presenting it
to tha French people. The biggest avail
able French functionary not yet decided
on will return thanks. Ten thousand
Americans and twice as many Frenchmen
will cheer themselves Into forgetfulness of
tha slight coolness engendered by the
Cuban War. In the afternoon the two
great bands will play against each other
in the open place of the Trocadero. At
night the California Commission will give
an elaborate entertainment with fire
works for the multitude in its spacious
headquarters on the Place de l'Opera.
terminating with a banquet. All Ameri
can residents, boarding-houses. hotels,
shops, office a.id oars will fly the flag:
and It Is possible that the Parisian popu
lation, warned by Its press of the event,
will make, in a similar Stars and Stripes
demonstration, the long-promised sign of
republican love, and good will that Is to
wipe out of our memories tha supposed
alights of two years ago. Selah!
Sick Ouaamin Killed by the Gratfcei
Ghat and Poaoaotu Mercury.
Special CorresDondr.ce of The Sunday Republic.
San Francisco, Cat. June It Lee Chew, a.
Chinaman, is dead, a combination of
crushed glass and mercury, which had been
a physicians thermometer, killed him.
Chew" had been 111 for soma time. Thurs
day afternoon Doctor .Plllsbury in making
his rounds of Chinatown was taken tu inr'
aick man, who seemed to have typhoid fe
ver, for the purpose of making a. diagnosis.
In the course of the examination a small
thermometer was placed In Chew's mouth
to ascertain his temperature. He allowed
It to rest beneath his tongue for a moment
and then, when It would not melt, crashed
It with his teeth and swallowed It.
In tha opinion of the physician the man
was too weak to permit the use of apa
morphine, the usual antidote, so. after the
removal of the particles of broken glass
from his mouth he was allowed to digest
the mercury as best he could. He rested
well Thursday night, but early yesterday
morning began to sink and at 6 o'clock in
the evening he died.
Doctor Plllsbury immediately notified the
Coroner, with the request that the body
be held for an inquest. Under the strict
enforcement of quarantine in the Chines
quarter the Coroner's deputies were indis
posed to invade that district, so the body
was not moved.
Tbe quantity of mercury swallowed was
small, although sufficient to have caused
death. The greatest fear of the Chinese is
that the health gang will seize upon tha
body as another "suspicious case" and hand
it over to their overzealous bacteriologist,
who they assert Is sure to find In the mole
cules of mercury an exact counterpart of
the plague bacillus. It was for this reason
that they were anxious to get the body Into
the possession of the Coroner.
At the time of the accident the man was
only partly conscious, and It is supposed
that in his delirium he failed to understand
what was being done for him. As It was
impossible to remove all the glass, that
may have had some effect in bringing about
the man's death. Nothing definite can ha
known, however, nntll the autopsy Is made.
It was 9 o'clock In the evening when tha
accident occurred and death did not follow
until twenty hours later.
Massage Is practiced In nearly al coun
tries; la thought much of In Germany, !
very common in Asia. Is a profession with
the Chinese. Is used by the natives In dark
est Africa, and is In common use In tha
baths of the Hungarians. Finns and Lap
landers. The Fiench do not look with favor
on the art.
We who do favor It should be most care
ful In the selection of a skilled manipulator,
a thorough knowledge of anatomy being
necessary on the part of the masseur. It
should be given by an Instructed person cf
the same sex. The results from skilled ma
nipulation In cases of sciatica, neuralgia,
chorea or St. Vltus's dance, sprains and
muscular rheumatism are wonderful. Many
well known and beautiful society women
admit they could not stand the ravages
made on constitution and complexion dur
ing the fatiguing demand of sccial life did
they not go weekly to a Turkish bath and
Fatigue, ennui, all evil feelings vanish
under the deifcate touch of these muscular
women, who. after putting the body In a
glow, then gently knead the flesh with fra
grant vaseline until the skin Is like satin.
Some marvelous cures are cited by our
medical men. Doctor Hartellus writes that
much harm may be done by an Ignorant
masseur. Kach patient has Individual needs.
Our own Doctor Weir Mitchell reports th
case of a woman aged E2 years wha had
been bedridden fifteen years. After observ
ing her some days he soon saw she was fres
front disease, and had stayed In bed at first
from lack of power and much pain In ris
ing. After a week she left him cured.
Very serious sprains are cured by this
treatment. The case of a Swedish Count
has just come under my observation. Whilst
bicycling he fell, sustaining a serious in
jury to the knee Joint. True to his belies
In the "Swedish movement.' be called la
a man skilled In this art. and after three
months of heroic treatment from the mas
seur he Is able to bend the knee.
Travelers In Japan often notice tha pres
ence of certain blind men, -who roam about
the streets of the larger towns in the even
ing, and now and then make their presence,
known to the public by . blowing certain, .
notes on a peculiar wind instrument. . They
re Japan's "meek masseurs. the so
called Ammas. After reading of this an
heariag naval oSlcers speak- of them. u
thought came to me that this might cesi
up a new and lucrative fleM of labor for
many of our patient blind, who seesa ta be
endowed with an almost dirlB Msbw as?
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