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THE WASHINGTON TIMES, SUNDAY, MARCH -12; 191C. n v 7 JCCOQUANPAIPE WHEN MPMDTO 1 lawbreaker Sent to Pleasant Dormitory, While Sick and Needy Go to Bleak Wards. ALL CONVENIENCES LACKING Building for Unfortunates Is But Ramshackle Firetrap; Food Always Bad. (Continued from First rage.) of city .mUery, sooner or Inter meet )n its receiving warrt. where traines physicians arc expected to but ran llfe into wrecks and replace outworn souls With new. , Once-successfut business and profes el?ii.M men reach It down the short cut f Dope. Men About Town totter to ward It along tho beaten-track, worn ameoth by the feet of "Alcohollrs," who Jmve gone before. "Mental suspects arrhe. wlld-cyed over the violent route pf tho Insane. Gil If who couldn't wear altk stockings on a to weekly wase, drag themselves imm red-light glare, alone the by-ways of tenacious disease. Daughters of the virtuous. Indicant, poor fallow upon the utrelchers of Illness. Police patrols roll In nightly, bearing iirlsonera stricken In tholr cells. Alleys aril slums oast up their Injured and In 'Irm. The streets nnd avenues give of their starved and exhausted. Of every race and color and creed fhty come, stamped with every mental and physical 111. Their voices sob with 'ho minor notes of anguish, or shriek vltji the discords of bodily pain. Their lives avc human storlis, with pages dog eared oml thumb-marked by sorrow. Vbi tho workshops where there souls nnd bodies must be remade have time nnd time again been called a disgrace to i civilized community. C'ongresi knows It. The fae' have been placed before It. Still, s-s-slon after session, nothing Is done. l.au week The Times sent out a trained Investigator to visit the ram shackle pile which Congress permits to bo dignified under the name of hospital. Mere Is her story. It speaks for Itself. By MARY NCrYES WHITEFORD At the extreme eastern end of Wash ington is tho Washington Asylum Hos pital and Jall-the most disgraceful pub lic building In the Nation's Capital. .The foregoing is a broad statement BVrh,hr,.vr.ri Ble,"r"' perhaps, but I have visited every one UM HHA -- ... f.u..w UUIHM4IAB, uiiu uj cum i iiu ui flvcrui iiunurcd icew. Hie lOuu i parlJon certainly it Is tho worst of,""1 be brought to the wards in 'tin i them. carriers and, as far as U povalble, it is . lrehtAtf1 In tllA Unrrt L'llnlint TU,. nliM .1,nenr,l '". a new Bur'a" of Engraving and rrlntl'i;?. a new Government Print- in Office, n new War College, a won derful Insane Hospital, magnificent office buildings for- t,he members of Con aress, a Library that Is said to be tho finest hi the world, and all tho 'other Kreat whit stone Government build Ingf, but what an excuse for a hosp tal for ihe poor lck of the city of lugtoii! For year?, requests have been made lot ar. requests have been made lot 3 for an appropriation for a Pltal. and for year. Washington 1 'lisappolnted. Always there Is Congres3 new Iioj lias been something more Importunt than to make a comrortublo and (unitary place for the. unfortjiuite who must be u public care. Appropriations To ten Other Places There Is always money to appropriate for an Jnr-ronte In thu salaries of high offlclalc for pari; Improvements, street improvement, for Lincoln Memorials, and oth r suh unnecessary beautlllers of the filty, hut when it comes to build Ins a derent place for some poor, miser able, ;dck soul to rest his head at tho Washington Asylum HosdIUI why an extra cot nutt he placed either In the j uunejiieiu, inc nttii, or uui uu ma puicu and th nurses can do their best to make their day stretch sufficiently to Und time to ulve the patient the needed attention. Plans and speciricatlons have been prepared for a municipal hospital and year after year no appropriation lun been made; mrar.whtlo the old building mo dotcrloriithiK to such r.. ch;.uc t'mt they arc alinobl unlit for iiau of any sort. Washington needs u :iev municipal hospital, the needs It mom than p.ry thing else. Oh rnc of" tlie extremely cold nnd windy morning tcccntlv 1 mode a nil n ' roads. There ere no street paved out : an far. When I saw what went to mnko , un the Iicsl tal that is to Washington what the Tlellevue Hospital Is to New York, I could not. hclkve my eyes. Whole Place Is Built of Frame Not a svibHantlal brick or stone hulld inir erected me. Imt a number of old nne.stnrv frame buildings, connected ' by lone porches. An Indifferent coat of white paint nnd tho really attractive location of the place jiddcd a little to the picture. If the wenther had not been so cold I might havo thought the place looked a little like x some sort of Southern county summer resort. I suppose the old-fashioned buildings with the long porches and "Ipgy whlto paint give one this impression. It looks llko almost anything hut hospital for tho poor of s. nation's copltal. ,,..,. First. 1 went into the ward for the colored men. This ward Is 11 small one jtory building that was built about ceventy ycar ago. ISvnry bed was taken, and on the porch taking the fresh air euro were two pneumonia pa tients. . . The beds In the" ward were so close together that the patients could catch hold of hands and In fact ono patient Who was able to sit on the edge of h s bed touched the edge of his neighbor a bed with his knees as he sat there. Think of the comfort these poor Tel lows must enjoy under such conditions and think of tho nurses. Tho bods thom selves arc almost' oa old and rickety as the building. Tho ventilation In this bulldlne was vile. In fact, there was no ventilation to speak of. On account primuwi- hi in iircxf.it n:i.-.y,iui. ji n'wt-Dviier tnuu mo oilier in many ways, quite ;i rllsrlmapo too. for the hospl- i.Ut the huit of fiesh air was so ct-'ut tal 1 located on the i.a3teri' brnh of x;mt ono 0f . ,nembera r m.. n... fc I'otoniac. river .nrt j, .Ion? dUtanc ; rHlnted bc.c ve rad beenh, ' e,'" l , irom mo car iniiff over iiiuuu. rtiu iv A f the extreme cold and the Insufficient ' r heating facilities it was necessary for the comfort of the patients that tho doors nnd Windows bo closed. Imaglno the impurity of tho air breathed by over one hundred patients, III with various diseases, when there can be no venti lation. What of the health or the nurses and doctors In an atmosphere so charged with disease? And yet tho members of Congress romplaln of tho ventilation at tho Capi tol! At one end of the ward Is a little tut roam, that was dark, too small, INMATES. AND SCENES AT WASHINGTON ASYLUM ' .1 . I . . . ,,,,,. I , ' . . 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Meals for 30 persons daily are pre pared here. !nd poorly equipped, mid at the other J P"cd here, but is brought hero from' tho general kitchen located atdt-l 'facility for this work Is a two-burner gas stove. ine dinner tray were being pre- Prcu wnne j wai tiiero and for the I Sunday dinner the patients had a bowl of hot soup which had been reheated I on the ffas burner, a ptere of roast meat, two potatow boiled with the1 skins on and a nortlon or inlntiii- tiia I "H" V"'"' ?'":,.; ,l.' &Va DV .ie lne Wa.h-l;SV.CyC?o,,w0"S,tthVmf,,rTffri "T.1 ly room for the two waiters to move about as they prepared the trnys and about as they prepared the trnys and K1" "'f'0" ,0 "'K ''; lltcieii for ,&, '&& -& ttedn there. After lea vine this bullillnir I rr..,..' a long porch and visited the colored women's ward. I might add here that these long norches I mention nrn not screened In. There Is no appropriation ror tliat, but Just the same they are used In thn mi miner time and tho pv tlents must battle with the flies hs bett they con. In the colored women's ward the same conditions prevailed ns In . the colore tnon'M. From here 1 went tlirouh tho white men' ward, and then through tl.r white women's, and to and from each It was necessary to o a long !! tnnce out .if doors. Think of the t'nn and energy wasted by the doctors and nurses.' Full of People Who Are Poorly Equipped In all these wards It was the .uine thing. They were so full of people titiU poorly equipped. I could not help but think of tho awful danger and loss of llfo to tho patients should u fire Htait In one of the buildings. They arc fco old ana entirely of wood, and i.ll connected by these wooden porchos. '1 hey would burn like bo much t.indor. Tho next building 1 went through contained the psychopathic watila. i ill's la an old buck building, and far ...i . ..... .. :: : . . '"l":. ' '""'," '""",, u u "" "..."' i- .'"ue . tlcnt! Thu psychopathic ward Is the largest link in tho hospital department. Xo ward In any Washington hospital fhut,:cr.ai wt irk don. here ha ;,trn L , h1. ILuIa ,.nA.K?ie-" urncicii iiixenuon ana lavoraoie com- tent beyond the confines of the DM- trlct. Hut tho bulldln with Its poor Sight I and ventilation, Its lack of social rooms nl 'i porches, and Its other llmlta- , mins. matte it dliticuit for trie a.-com- pllshmcnt of its purpose. Not only tho eliAitrvntlnn nn.i i ..Aiitt.i.i tit v.i.n.in.T.. . or menta! Kunni'c a-manv nr lin., v ... innt i.ni niun ii... o.. m.A ......,..... of many acute alcoholic and dope vie- tlms arc tho demands upon these ward;.. v.. wui n.au ma mrc rim 11 tiauucill uuring tun fast year Do mental sus pects and -137 casea of acute alcoholism, and many dope fiends were treated In these ward. With tho present facili ties the white and Ihe colored (Mu lt classes of them) cannot bo sercuitcil. .ivj inuai. uu '.il hi mp .-"'ir ivom. and It coea wltliont rn"lnr tl.it il..... iney must nil oat in the should be none but merits I cues treat ad in ine psycopatnic warns. Tho hun dreds of alcoholics now ree'ved tli"--s sliould be treated in an Inebriate asy lum. It rnthrr goes against the irroln to see a menial suspent eating nnd living ulongsldo nf u rrlmlnal dope, and on the other hnnd whv should tho poor fellow who took one too many drinks risk his life with mental defective? Then. too. tho whlto ind colored women nro all placed In the same ward regardless of condition). During Year 3,103 Received Treatment During the last year 3,Ktt patients were treated In tho Washington Asylum Hospital. No other hospltnl In Wash ington has cared for so many. The hos pital has n record of fifty-four births In Itf imlernlty ward. .Tho highest population In the hospltnl for any one wns 213. and tho general average w.110 must pass tin oujth that lonely sec- - IK it lu trnlv remnrlciilitn thut,,,n" "r . t,,c r,ty llt:h has been tho ! 11". Jt IS truij remillKllllle tliat ,,. nf nimirrnim ntittlnn' nn.l iLnl. day sw this foul.l have been scomDllt-hetl with the Inn.leqmno fnrllltles. The flours am old and rough, the plumbing Is Insanl- Bo s'aTDE"ar"""efllHBi BBBBBBBJny 3 aiBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBPBBBBBBBIBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBNkaBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBl r- w 2iTttiTBaTHHKii f. v . 'J BB ft, jaHHHIIa Hl !' HliHHnMEMnPHuEaKBn .-19VIH One of the tary, and the heating system la antl quutcd to sav the least. The more deplorable fact, however, Is the wholly Insufficient accommodation for p.itlcnts, und this Is tho' reason for the overcrowding of wards, and of even housing- the overflow n Insanitary base ment rooms unlit for aurh use. Wurds capable of caring for about 175 pa tients were during the lust winter obliged to accommodate 263 patients at one time, which meant 50 per cont more patients than should have been. It wan u hardship on the nurses, orderlies, and Internes. ... , . The namo of the hospital Is unfortu- . .. , I. lu ....11a. 1 t.u WiiMlilnirliill Asylum Hospital and Jail. The hopltali"-w f the Washington Asylum Hos- ' ;''e eoKr,lFhlcal Proximity, to the Jail, but there the connect on with the K i iwi Tlii Um maturity of the eX"eaUdheIS.pltaya midS I !... , !. tin, ip nt thA .Iti'. nnd thn over- 1)ow .from thi free wards in tho other hr,itnln The hoopltul is In a tense an Insane nnvlum. Tlie name wasnington isyium Hospital und Jail iilaees an uumerlt- a t uiini mi tin. lurfre number Of iinfnrtunuoa wiiii fcro oeni 10 mo inutitut Ion to receive medical ana ! lir.'It'HI iri.di IE ML. J lie LTUl.Vll.V KV. ! surgical treatment. The pa ! ud A L rr,i1J,.ft5 'V. i -. w...... "-"- ,,-"--., , ,-. mm of ' tho liniiortant features or it... hnunttul is tho well-organized nininir iHiool jfor nurses, It imt mi excellent teaching force both of Its grsduat nurses and In the vliltliK and consulting staff. The classed of patients, too. lire of such , variety ua 10 wuuuen m nmuiub v I n, i,nra..j. More nurses are needed, but ' the present liomu for tho nurses Is too umnii to ncrommnci 'e mure1. mo present force consists of ono su perintendent of nurses, six graduate nurse i, and twenty-as en pupils, Hundreds of Visits Made By Staff Members During th last year more than twenty-ono hundred visits were mado to tho hospital by the thirty odd mem ber of tho attending staff. Aside' from tho fact that the location of tho hospital la rather out of the way, It is ono of tho best features ? tho place. The view down tho river Is In spiring and the largo tract of hind used liv tlio liospuai nnu jun nuuuings oimin probably bo put to no better uso. That section of tho city Is building up and before long undoubtedly a car lino will bo extended ncaror thn Institution. At present tho location Is a hardship on the nurses and ijoctors and otliera Inc nff.ilrs and whose Inhshitauts urc not of thf beet guide of society. Tho grounds ubout the hospitals arc 'kept In littlo Invalids. excellent condition and notwithstanding the limitations, the buildings are In a oleanly condition and In as good repair as is possible. All that is needed to make the Wash ington Asylum Hospital a credit to the city Is u new building and adequate equipment. All this can be obtained If uongress will only make a suftlclont appropriation. on t every reader do his little best to urge this to coma to pais? Collection of Broken Bodies, Lives and Hearts And now that I have told you what I pltal, l want to tell you what I caw In the Institution, I want to tell you of the people wlfo make up the patient list at this hospital, What a collection of broken bodies, lives, and heuts) In all my life I never saw so many sad-eyed faces filled with the Unmis takable markings of everything that troes to make up the hard side of life, ,Oh, the haunting white face o' the poor soul whose body Is paralysed ths result of wrong living) Ho has time now to think of why llfo Is n failure to hhn, and tho awfulneas of It Is that he can .do nothing but think. Then there Is the ma,n who was onco u prosperous business man, but nn accident happened, followed by long, long stays In various hospitals, and WHAT IS URIC ACID? THE CAUSE OF BACKACHE, RHEUMATISM, LUMBAGO, GRAVEL AND SUDDEN DEATH. Ever since tho discovery of uric acid in tho blood by fchodlft In U7r. ant) tho bad (if feet It had upon the body, folentlxti and physicians have ptrlvcil to rid tho tissues and tho blood of this poison, neeuuso of its overabundance in tho nyiftcni, - n causes backache, pulns here and there, iheuir.atlsm, cout, gravel, neuraipln, and sciatica. Jt was Dr. Pierce who dlnrovcied a now iiRont, called "Anurle," which will throw out and completely eradi cate this uric acid from the system, Amnio" is thlrty-iicven '111105 more potent than llthia. and consequently y.ui uoei) no longer fear muscular or hi tun In ! ihrMintUlxm, or mint or llillliv .tlte.' illtk.ari U'hli 1. nro rtf pendent on an accumulation of uric Above Psycophathic ward, housed in the abandoned almhousc. Below This man is paralyzed, but can move his hands just enough to carve. now- hero he Is a public care at the Washington Asylum Hospital. Time has been long since his prosperous .lays, and the friends of those times have failed mtrfv until hero lip lx. lust Inualtlng his call. His brain Is giel. ' but on account of his wiecked body he I can do nothing to make money but I carve wood. For a time he was unable to do that, but by constant effort, quite as much mental as physical, this man has learned to use several fingers, and all day Ions he carves and carves and carves, and tries to forget that there Is , anythtnr In life but making beautiful things of carved wood. The man's face shows refinement, and his work shows that he poiscsxes wonderful, artistic taste. hen I saw him he was completing a very beautiful case for a. clock which he hoped to rell. He is grateful for pieces of wood to carve, and more grateful to those who will buy his finished work. An Attractive Young Woman In Ward The first -vttlent to calch ny eve In tho white -.vntr.en's ward wive an nt trnctUe young woman, who hore the mark of deep suffering, but i-'ie was pretty elesptt it, nnd thn smiled tright by In response to my greeting. Her story is sad and is' typical of manv others. 8he la a widow with n littlo ."o:i. To caie for herself nnd him she has been t. olerk In n department store. Months and moths ugo she was stricken with rheumatism nutl found it ncc.'aary to V.0 to n .lospltal. She remained ihre until her means were gune, Her rela tives and friends had helped ns long as they could and ure llll curlt. for tlm little boy. I'lnally after she left her private room for Uh free ward and been there as long as thtf hopltal could iecr her, she was placed in this instltti'ioii. She haa bsen here for months, been opera led upon several tltnea and thei- Is very little In the way of hcue for her receiving- her dUchkiue in the near fu ture. Acroxs from her was another case, snd oh, how dltfaront! Thl.j womsn didn't 'smile, Hhe couldn't. Her bodily suffering was too (jteat, What her men tut feeling wum 1 cannot say. J lor story, too, Is that of many others. She had been a sport, a woman of thn ntrcnts, but now she 1 mlddete aged and her health Is cone, an there she in, She ta un of the regular Inmates of tuo law tutlon, By that I mean one of Ual laiw number who consider the hosWttU their permanent hnmt, and thuy make it so, Their Inflni'ltics are, wucJi that thny nan Kt xellct after so long a tlmo and then they arc dismissed, 1'roiu the hos. Pltal they go t the L'oard of Chnvttie, and aic committed again, but usually not beforo tht-y luvo obtained enougit wlhsky to make them fit subjects. Hut or all this rlavs of puticuU the most Interesting and at the came tl.no moat acid within the bndv, Sond to Dr. I'leroe. of the Invalids' Hotel ind Surr Klcal Itiritltute, Buffalo, N. Y tor i I'Umplilct on "Anuric," and send 10 cunts for a trial package of "Amtrlc' TnhlotH. If you feel that tired, worn-out feeling-, backache, neuralgia, or If your tlccp Is diVturhe by too frequent trl nation, iro to your best druc store and nsk.oi' Doctor I'lorce'a Anuria Tab icmr Doctor Pierce's' reputation Is back of this medicine, nntl you know that ItiK "I'lcosant JVIIeis" fin- the liver nnd his "For!le Prescription' fur thf HIh of women have 1 ail a nlcndld reputation for the vast fifty years. AUvL "UNCLE ARTHUR," lonKest' resi dent in "The Old Plantation," the colored ward. . nbhiincnt Is that of a woman I saw t at rylng t.tray In the psycopathlc waid. Hhc has been In tlio hospital for many years. t Phe Is suffering from the -disease which Is a living death, and In Ita ravages have gone her entire nose, one rye and most of her face Numerous experimental operations have ucen niud.i .'n an efroit to replace the lost members, but to no avail. In the early days of her hospital career, one of her fingers was grafted to her face In aft effort to replace tho nose, but her condition was too hud for It to meet v. Ith success, and now nil hope of help ing her Is gone, and she Just stays .n nnd on. Makes Herself As Useful As Possible Itecausc tlie Is bright and cheerful despite her miseries, and because she makes herself useful, she Is allowed to stay, and la not sent to the Home fcr Incurables or to thoHome for the Aged and Infirm, whore the patients go whose euro Is cither impossible or whose chanced for taking care of them reives on account of ago or Infirmity art. doubtful. The story of this woman Is this: .She was a pretty and socially prominent girl in Washington about fifty ytars ago, and she met a youtii man from the South. They fell in love, were mar ried, and went to his Southern home to live. AH went well. They made friends and were happy. Among iho.se friends was a woman who became the chum of the wife. Somehow it all changed. The roan eloped With the wife's chum, and then with a broken and embittered heart and a broken faith, she went from bad to worse, and finally landed in tho Washington Asylum Hospital many years ago. suf fering with a terrible disease. Time went on, and tho disease became worse. One day, twenty years later, a new patient was brought Into the hospital, and thu woman whom we may call Ann for convenience sake, was help ing mako ready for her. She was so absorbed In her duties that she paid little nttentlon to the appearance of the patient, llnr one thought was try ing to do something for this piece .of human flotsam and Jetsam which had drifted her vay on the ocean of life. This patient had come In, much as she fcMiaBSsaiBH Taaaw saSSssm 'Csa Saf. rgY tm A sport for red-blooded men and a game that ladies, too, will enjoy! Become a bowler life will seem brighter and. you'll be vastly benefited. Washington's Leading Bowling Alleys National Capitol Bowling ' ftcademy, 916-18 G St. N.W. Frank Sherman, 1321 H St. N. W. Casino Alleys (Veirs Bros.), 14th and T Sts. N. W. Boost for Mammoth Camp Emery, had an outcast from the si rents. The patient -eyed Ann curiously, as every ono must who sees this woman with a head so bandaged that nothing Is vl.iible but ona oye arid a liny -wisp of hair. Of a sudden Ann glanced at the patient, ctopped short, ami asked the doctor the name of tho pstlent fihe told hr. and Ann gave ono awful scream and made n dash at the patient and swore she would kill her. Ann was' placed in a. barred room. . ,, Bha was not alt of a sudden mad. as they thought. She had recognlied In tho new patient tho chum of ntr early married lift, and the one who had stolen her happiness inA with It her very life. The new patlant died, but Ann, it teams, must live on forever, Just waiting and trying to do what she can for "the other poor devils.,"- Dear Lktle Lady Has Her Own Story The poor little old lady In bed near the kltchetf haa her story, tooN she n gontlowoman, and in la suffering from an Illness that need .treatment that In very expensive, but her pbor old husband la not able to provide it. and there aeems to be no one else left for her to depend, on, ao her. doctor haa consulted tho hoard of charities, and here she is, patient and sweet, and making the best of It and telling every one how fortunate aha is to have thla Place to come to. Hhe finds no fault with the place nor tho food nor the treatment. As I went from' ward to ward and talked to theae people, 1 laughed some times and I struggled with tho 'tears at other. In the -white men's ward that lump in my throat Just would not let me forget It. Here was a smalt boy who will never b well, .and whose iuv;ny is sucu tnai ne win always oe a care, and he faces a life of Just such places. He waa rcadlnr. and didn't seem to mind the almost unbearable atmosphere of the 'place and the un comfortable and crowded surroundings. Around him wero all sorts of miicr cweinen, young and old, and in all conditions of illness and disease and moral and physical deformity. In thla ward I a newspaper man who ia now but middle aged, and yet probably will never bo able to write another story or tr the 'inside of another "shop."' Overwork, drink, and. the reat that nfceaaarily follows, and about which we all know so much, is his atory. He cannot even feed himself, but roust be fed by an attendant. There wen all "u? A.m6n ,n thl" w"rd. arid as a whole their stories are similar. They are victims of circumstances in many Instances, rather than their own faun, and while much of It all can be traced to drink .still Demon nm Is not en tirely to blame. Dr. James A. Gannon. th visiting physician of the Institution, who escort ed me through the buildings, calls the colored wards for the men and women 'the old plantation." The greater num ber of patients In these were old folk suffering largely from the infirmities of age. Their stories are pretty nearly the same. They nre Ml, have nothing saved, and no other aid. sc the Board of Charities, meir one origin hope, always turns them over to the hospital. SInny of these folks only spend the winters In the hospital. They migrate But this I not only true of them, but true of many of the white patients. I laughed when one of the resident doc tors told me how difficult It was to dis charge a certain class of patients In cold weather. They hide, they make believe, and they resort to all sorts of means to evade discharge. The hospital Is no bugbear to them. They like It. They nre warm and fed, and many of their friends nre there. Why leave for uncorfalntles? There is one colored women there now who Is suffering from nn illness that could be cured If she would allow an operation to be" per- ' formed. It would be slight nnd almost painless, but she would rather stav there weeks upon weeks than be well and have to work for her living. Many Pitiable Cases In Ward In the psycopathlc ward are such piti able cases. There is a poor old colored woman In there who dresses dolls all the time. Then there Is a man there who was arrested for attempting to leave a auspicious looking package at the door of the White House. When the package wan opened it contained u box of aand nnd a card saying it waa something' the Presldent.needed. Then, too, this same man writes notes to Miss Margaret Wilson begging her to marry him. ilo Is suffering from dope, and can ho cured. Sitting at the table, the picture of sloom and dlspalr. was a youngser, the on of prominent parents. Thla boy, hag been wild, and as a last resort, he has been placed hero whero he is being treated for acute alcoholism. At nls tender age, too. for he is In his very early twenties. wild eyed colored women ".nd white women, either mental suspects or suf fering Otcih alcholism or dope, were all together in one waid. and each one has her own and story. They cannot under stand why they are, detained, and In sist that much Injustice is being donn them by not allowing them to go free. Hut what can bo done for them? One patient of this sort, who improved and wss dismissed, returned within- a, few day full to the brim of drink. After so long again he was "cured" and given i position with a small salary in the I nsti tutlon as & clerk, and at tho very first opportunltyhe helped himself to tho alcohol in thn laboratory, which was kcut for thn preservation of speci mens. He waa "In agnin." And ao it goes with these patients. They arc of all sorts, agee, and color. Struggling with them and trying to save those who can be and maklnir what la left of their life a little brighter and more comfortable are the officer and nurses of the institution. Uouls V. Zlnk han Is the .superintendent, W. O. Lad.I hl deputy, and Dr. James A. Gannon the visiting physician and surgeon. Dr. James H. Allen is tho resident physi cian, nnd Miss Toulse M.'Btacey is tho superintendent of tbo nurses and the training cchool. . . Visitors are welcomed to tho hospital and religious services and entertain ments or various kind are held for thn patients wjio are well enough to enjoy Southeast Bowling Alleys, 743-45 8th St. S. E. Grand Central Alleys and Billiard Parlors, Center Mar ket, 7th St. Winy. Bowling Tournament, at Beginning April 3d.