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PIGEON ROUTE Dr. Lang's Strange Meth= ods of. Practice TIME AND TROUBLE SAVED HAS NEWS AT THE BATE OF A MILE A MINUTE A Boon to Country Practitioner—The Method of How It Is Utilized Dr. Charles L. Lang of Mcrlden, N. T., has eet the pace for all other practition ers by establishing a carrier pigeon ser vice between his patients and himself. There Is nothing In materia medlen. to be sure, which suggests this method o.i practice, but it is such a novelty in lis way and it proves so successful, thut once generally known it Is bound to prove popular. Every man who is a physician and has a practice that takes him about In the country districts to any great extent knowns how hard it is to keep hlmrelf •thoroughly posted as to the condition of his far-awaj pathnts. The city physi cian's cilenttle as a rule is more com pactly located, there not being the op portunity for him to practice in so larg: h territory as his country brother. _No\t the country physician practices over at; Immense extent of territory, Infinitely greater than nine out of ten of even his own patients think. He is quite likely to have two patler.tr critically 111. each pa tient between twelve miles apart and each living a like distance from the doc tor's own home. Easily it will be seen i that paying daily calls and keeplng posted with sick persons scattered i about like that becomes almost an im possibility. These conditions confronted Dr. Lang for many a long year, and he cudgeled his brain to some purpose in finding a way to. help himsilf ar.d at ttie-eame time prove a benefit to his patients. The homing pigeon solved the problem. In other words, the doctor is the producer, the pigeon is the middle man and the patient the consumer—of medicine. In this particular instance, however, the middle man benefits both producer and consumer, a state of affairs as singula: as Dr. Lang's project. The doctor has found time to keep up on medical topics, take- good care of his patients and cultivate- pigeons, all three very successfully. It is; the success, or rather' the combination of successes, that has made life easier for him, more tranquil for his patients and a source of • amusement and interest to every Btranger who hears what is going on. The doctor says> his plan is a thorough success and he recommends brother practitioners to try it. There is nothing difficult about It at all. The method of procedure Is this: In the first place the doctor keeps in mind constantly the patients whose con dition he is anxious to be thoroughly posted upon. Then he sends to each of these one or more of the carrier pigeons, according to the severity of the- case and the necessity of frequent communica tion. The nurse or some member of the family of the pereun who is 111, has blanks which the doctor has left and these murt be filled in with a detailed record of time, pulse, temperature, and respiration. A blank filled, it is enclos ed in an aluminum capsule made to clasp on the leg. This-done, the bird is released and at once spei ds away to the home of the waiting physician at the rate of a mile a minute In this connec tion it is well to n member that while to the uninitiated the words "carrier pig eon" include all pigeons that carry mes sages. In reality they do not mean that The homing pigeon is the carrier pigeon trained to actual, solid, hard work. When the pini on uf the medico reaches his destination, Dr. Lang's residence, he flies to the loft, which has been prepared especially for him and his comrades. In order to train this loft, however, he must pass through what are called bolt ing wires. These open inward into an enclosure about two feet square. Here the prisoner is bold until the doctor or ■ome one d< signated to perform the ser vice removes the message. The- pigeon then is free and flies into the loft. In this way Dr. Lang is enabled to keep thoroughly in touch with his pa tients at a distance with about one-fifth the amount of travel he would have to endure under other < it < uinstances. Not tsnly that, but he is really much bi tti r posted, beeiause it would often happen that he would altogether be unable to, pay visits to all tin- | atii r.ts he- should, • and so, perhaps, miss seeing a tdek poi - son at just the time v. nh, most ni - il ed to hear from bin;, at least. Undei the system he has o-vi: !, can go away from horn» to vis',: pml tits and i fe.el sure that when h- n turns reports will be awaiting him finni othi is. Should these reports tell him that a cal! from him is an absolute r.-.< /.-ity. why, then, : he goes, and that Is all tin ;•■ is of it. ' On the contrary, howi »•• r, h,- very fie- ! quehitly learns from these r-noi ts by pigeons that a visit from him ,n a cer tain day i" the patient would have bei n wholly uiim i essary and have simply wasted his time Thereby the doctor has saved 'lie- time and trouble of a longand tedious Journey, and at the same time knows Just how the person is whom he would have gone to wee. if it had not been for his pigeons. The doctor says, , too. that more than once the! ife of a pa- ' tient has been saved by a sudden com ' munication to him via the pigeon post I The homing pigeons belonging to Dr. Lang are of a composite breed, being de scended from several branches of the homer—the "Cumulet," a pearl-eyed plg | eon of the tumbler variety, which Is In clined to fly both high and long; the "Smerd," round-headed and small, and rather resembling an owl pigeon, its flight being of the swiftest; that ances tor of the present-day Belgian homer, the "Dragoon," which Is as" strong as a French peasant and as steady going in Its flight as an old family horse. The question of color is largely debated by the doctor's pigeons, for-they are blue, blue checkered and red checkered. The doctors prefers these oolors because he thinks the solid white or black are con spicuous marks for the enemy of all pigeons, the hawk, and thai purveyor of pigeon pie, the shotgun. In speaking of his plara and the effects thereof, the pigeons and their habits, the doctor says: ■ "Many different names have been ap plied to the pigeons, but the one here used, the homing, is more favored, as it is better Indicative of the effort the bird makes. Could the pigeon sing, hlr fa vorite scng would be. 'Homa, Bwett Home." for that is the idea in his tiny head from the moment of release l»ar- Irq a message to the point of debarka tion. • It is best when establishing a loft of these feathered! mess-engersi to begin with a few pairs of breeders, which should' be kept confined to the loft, with an outside covered aviary. If possible, to give them access to the ground. The pigeons, if allowed their liberty, are apt to fly away, no how long they have been In prison. Do not try to train the birds until they are four months old. Them take them a mile or two from 1 home In different directions. Increase the distance proportionately from one to -00 miles for the birds in the first season's work. Of course, the ordinary practi tioner would have no meed' of a bird to fly anything like this distance, but It is as easy to train a bird to fly a hundred miles as It is ten." There Is another way of looking at the ONE DOCTOR'S NEW IDEA plan of Dr. Lang. It helps the pocket. Naturally, when a physician can save a third of his time, he surely has a third more time to devote to patients whom he could not otherwise visit. Therefore, the homing pigeon is a money-maker, an assistant physician ar.d a benefit to the world in general. The Australian Aborigine The Central Australian aborigine is the living representative of a stone age. who still fashions his spear-heads and knives from flint or sandstone, and per forms the most daring surgical opera tions with them. His origin and history are lost in the gloomy mists of the pas;. He has no written records and few oral traditions. In appearance he is a naked, hirsute savage, with a type of features occasionally pronouncedly Jewish. He is by nature light-hearted, merry and prone to laughter; a splendid mimic, supple jointed, with an unerring hand that works in perfect unison with his eye, which is keen as that of an eagle. He has never been known to wash. He *»>t* no private ownership of land, except as regards that which is nut over-care fully concealed about his own person. (In this respect there are undoubtedly some territorial magnates.) He culti vates nothing, but lives entirely on the spoils of the chase, and although the thermometer fretiuently ranges from Vj degrees to over 90 degrees Fahrenheit in twenty-four hours, and his country is teeming with furred game, he makes no use of the skins for clothing, but goes about during the day and sleeps in the open at night perfectly nude. He builds no permanent habitation and usually camps where night or fa tigue overtakes him, He can travel from point to point for hundreds of miles through the pathless bush with unerring precision, and can track an ani mal over rocks and stones where a European eye would be unable to dis tinguish a mark. He is a keen observe; - , and knows the habits and changes of form of every variety of animal or vege table life In his country. Religious be lief he has none, but Is excessively su perstitious, living in constant dread of an evil spirit Which Is supposed to lurlt around his camp at night. He has no Platitude except that of the anticipai lory order, and !s as treacherous as Judas. He has no traditions, and ye*, continues to practice with scrupulous exactness a number of hideous customs and ceremonies which have been hand ed down from his fathers, and of th.; origin or reason of which he knows nothing. Oftimes kind and even affec tionate to those of his children who haw been permitted to live, he still practices, without any reason except that his father elid so before him, the most cru.-l and revolting mutilations upon the young men and maidens i f his tribe. Nevertheless he is a philosopher w ho accepts feast or famine without a mur mur either at the pangs of, hunger or ,the discomforts of repletii n. Ills motto is "Carpe Diem," and when fortune sends him a supply of game he con sumes It all. regardless of tomorrow. He is not a cannibal. No cold Joint of mis sionary graces his sideboard .and should hunger us a penalty for his improvident gluttony overtake him, he simply ties a thin hair girdle tightly round his stomach and almost persuades himself that he Is still suffering from repletion. After an experience of many years, I •say without hesitation that he is abso lutely untamable. You may clothe an I care for him- for years, when suddenly rho elemon of unrest takes possession, he throws off his clothing and plunges into the trackless depths of his native bush, at once reverting to his old and hideous customs, und when sated, af ter months of privation. Tie will return again to clothing and civilization, only to repeat the performance later on. Verily his moods are as eccentric as the flight of his own boomerang.—From W. A. Horn's Advance Australia. LOS ANGELES HERALD: SUNDAY MORNING, MARCH 28, 1897 CASUAL'S COLUMN Every hamlet, village and town and ' nearly every railway station which helps form part and parcel of this dem ' ocratlcally governed land of liberty loving people, has its magistrate. He is generally called a Justice of the peace. Hand in hand with this 1 representative ! of the Judiciary trots an executive arm 'of our government as she is suburbanly administered. He Is the constable, this myrmidon of the bumpkin justice, with his superior, have it in their power to i deprive many a liberty-lover of his af ! fection's object and the enumeration of j the hundreds of honest workmen who ! have been placed behind prison bars, j simply to satisfy the avariciousness of i justices and constables, would indeed I be a task for a thoroughly patient and | persevering statistician. The citizen of Los Angeles, did he mi i terest himself, would not have to look far for instances which would amply j demonstrate the truth of this State- I ment; he would find dozens of parallels i to this case. Tuesday a week since, three young ' men who during the past Hve months ' have been barely earning a living here jin Los Angeles, started for Tulare, j They had been corresponding with a j friend there and had been invited by him 'to come north and go to work on the i ranch where he was employed. They ! had no money to pay railroad fares, and, I being desirous of bettering their con- I dition, made up their minds to reach I Tulare as best they could, which meant a deal of walking with an occasional ; train ride, when the crew permitted it. The three left Los Angeles late in the aftarnoon, and that night reached Bui bank. Walking further in the heavy rain was out of the question, so they .resolved to take their chances on the "blind baggage" of tne north-bound train. My this means they succeeded in reaching Mojave, at which junction .their progress was arrested by their ap prehension at the hands of the desert town's constabulary. The three were compelled to pass the balance of the night in an eight by ten vermin infested Jail. They had no blankets and suf fered all night from the biting colel and chilling winds that entered freely through the many chinks in the roughly constructed dungeon. Next morning they were brought be fore an ex-bartender who had dis- COntlnued filling up beakers to sit In judgment upon his fellow man. This worthy discharged two of the three, be sides three other travelers, who had been arrested at the same time, and for the snme misdoing. I'pon the young roan still held in custody he pronounced a sentence of ten days in the county Jail at Jiakerstleld. The poor fellow la, now sitting in a cold and draughty cell meditating upon what next fate has In store for him. The charge against him. and of which the mixok.gist dispenser of law peremp torily found him guilty, was vagrancy. At his "trial" the young man exhibited papers that not only wee* proof of tho story he told, but were good evidence of his character and worth. Any mind not surcharged with a greed for the dol lars that this unholy traffic in human flesh brings would have said to this man: "Go your way rejoicing." Nor so. though, with this minister of that all too-blind goddess. The demurrer, to the effect that there must have been a reason for this act of the Mojare authorities/, has been antic ipated, and this is the reply: Yes. there was a cause. Not that riding a train is a breach-of the peace that merited the punishment inflicted in this case; not because of any request on the part of the railroad people, but because justices and constables the state ovt r depend upon such pirating for their bread. Surely, the five who were held only over night were fully as guilty of an oftense as was the young fellow now In Jail. One of the six had to suffer because the taking of that one to Bakersfleld meant a little more money In the pockets of the con stable who accompanied him. Had the entire six been sentenced to imprison ment, Kern county supervisors would have probably objected, and it Is just such objections that the Justice and his accomplices study to avoid. Justice? Pooh! The thing is anything but just. It amounts to this: The citi zens of the various counties are annual ly paying out their hard-earned cash in the shape rS taxes, part of which goes for legitimate purposes, and a goodly por tion of which drips into the fattening" paunches of people, like the erstwhile saloonist already referred to. The peo ple then, by'tolerating such an outran as the one committed upon the young man. become accessories before the fact, and their crime- is coming home to them, too, for in the tramp who dally.forages upon their snores is discovered some y .ung man. who, by reason of repeated reverses, has become careless and is con tent tn live the life of an outcast. ' Sociologists are a unit In decalring that the jail is a prime factor in the nia turirjr of the plant of trampism. In this Bakersfleld jail this young man wlil learn rif the possibility of living without toll. His mind, by reason of his sur roundings, will be apt to receive and ie tain hitrh-colorrd impressions, and the younger the subject the harder the ex perienced mendicant Will try to Induce ' him to follow the beggar's calling. | Should this discouraged young men suc cumb t-> the tempter's wiles, his fail wfU mark the Incubation of another profes sional tramp, and BakersAtld's is r.ot the only nest in the fowl yard. Apropos of this grjiesnme subject of Ja'ls and being jailed, have you ever heard tell of the kangaroo court, an In stitution countenanced by the officials of a large number of well regulated pris ons? The court Is conducted by the In mates of the house of detention for the purpose of maintaining order ar.d dls ciplir.e and as a means of supplying themselves with'thelr necessities, such as tobacco, which is almost universally usi d liv'every male unft.rtunate enough to stray within the pale of the law. From among their number the prisoners choose- a judge ar.d a sheriff, these be coming the court officials. Every Jail In whh h a court is permitted to hold ses sion is provided with a set of rules which run ah iut like these! 1. All persons upon er.terlrg thlE Jail shall be- tried by this court and lined ac cordilng to the judgment of the same S> All persons must respect and obey the jail officials. 3. All persons upon entering this jail shall be searched by the Sheriff of the court i. Prisoners must keep away from the door w hen open unless called for by an i officer of the county. i>. Spitting upon the floor or making unnecessary dirt is strictly prohibited. 6. All loud noise or talking after bed- I time, which is li o:lock p. m., Is strictly | forbidden. 7. When court is In sr ssior. all persons j must remove their hats and keep order I until dismissed. s. .\t meal time all Inmate* win line up and receive their rations In regular I turn from fhe person In charge of the 10. All inmates must wash, their hands ' ar.d face before meals. I li.Pt rsons appointed to wash the dirty dishes niun wash the soiled towels and char.se the sink when through. 12. T'.pon the departure of a Judge or a sheriff his successor shall be c lected by a majority of the- inmates; all minor ap pointments will be made by the Judge and sheriff Jointly. 13. Falling to comply with these rules will be good cause for Immediate pun ishment. When the Iron door Is locked behind a new prisoner the Judge of the kangasoo court calls his tribunal to order, the in mates responding by assembling, bare headed, in the corridor. The Judge then reads the rules, after which the new comer is given Into the hands of the sheriff to be searched. Should any to . bacco, matches or provisions be found upon him the same is confiscated and turned into the common stores for the benefit of the entire outfit. Next, the prisoner is asked whether or no he left any money in the jailer's office. In the event of his answering 'yea' he is mulct ed to an extent deemed right by the judge. This is in accordance with rule one, the money so acquired being used «o buy candles, tobacco, and the like. The newly-Initiated party, after these ceremonies, becomes of the common horde, and unless there are other mat ters to be laid before It court adjourns. Should any of the county's boarders discover another committing an act that might be construed as an infringement of the rules, he must report the violation at the next calling of the court. The e barge thereupon is Investigated, and if found to be well grounded the un lucky offender is condemned to punish ment. Such punishment usually con sists of a number of well directed blows on that portion of one's anatomy wiilr.h goes over the fence last, and is inflicted upon the offender by a three-foot piece of stout rubber hose, assisted by the lusty arms of the sheriff. The court sees to it that the cells and corridors are kept in a neat and orderly condition, and designates the persons who are to wield the brooms, buckets and brushes. A murmur of disapproval or discontent anent these appointments makes the murmurer a subject for im- mediate punishment, which stricture, of course, prevents many a chronic com plainant from expressing himself. As a rule, however, the affairs of the kan garoo court are administered with a fairness and impartiality worthy of more evenly balanced minds. The In stitution, perhaps, has faults, but Its advantages certainly outnumber them. No Excuse for It It is impossible to find any excuse in reason, political or Industrial economy for the further admission of Hawaiian sugar into this country free of duty. The present law is framed in the Interest of the trust only. And outside of th? trust It is one of the greatest hindrances to the further development of the sugar industry on the Pacific coast. This Hawaiian sugar, amounting to 220.000 tons is bought by the trust for one fourth of a cent per pound less than the New York price. This difference amounts to over $1,000,000 per year in fa vor of the trust, and at the expense of the producer of American sugar. The trust is making heroic efforts before con gress now to have Hawaiian sugar ad mitted free under the new tariff bill. If congress shall be deceived Into accept ing this measure it will be a grievous mistake.—Chino Valley Champion. CONSUMPTION CURED plied—The Suffering Healed A'i.-V'rrs: Evince cftie F:rier ful Success Obtained From Reliable Treatment Consumption Is a disease caused by the presence of germs in the lungs. The disease causes breaking down of lung tissue, absorption of poisonous products, and corresponding wasting of the body, loss of strength .and the various symp- torn* so well known. The only rational way to cure the disease Is to remove the cause. The cause being the germs, they must be destroyed, then removed, and lastly the injured organs and tissue must be repaired ar.d the vigor of the system restored. , A cure for consumption to be perfect, then, must accomplish t.hes3 objects, and at the same time must be harmless to the patient. The perfected system of treatment in use by Dr. W. Harrison Ddllard accomplishes these objects. The remedy used Is his own improvement of Keich's tuberculin, and by his improved ar.d s-peoially devised apparatus, ar.d this specific remedy, every one in need of treatment for lung trouble of any na ture may be sure of a certain and safe cure. No one affected, with weak lur.Rs from any cause can afford to miss the opportunity to be cured of tuberculosis, if already present, or to prevent it if only the initial stage is begun or threat ening. Call at the office and Investigate his cures and methods. Consultation free. Dr. W, Harrison Ballard. 4C4 Stimson block, corner Spring and streets. I.os Angeles. Riverside, office of Dr. C. C Sherman. Rea_d the following testimonial ns corroborative evidence: IXJS ANGELAS, March 26th. 1897. Dr. W. Harrison Ualiard, 404 Klimson block: Dear Sir —Having been cuftd by your Improved Koch treatment fTVr tu berculosis, I am Impelled by gratitude to state for your benefit the good that has been done in my case. My experi ence with consumption dates, back about six years, and I have been examined and treated by eminent medical men in Swe den. Europe an<f in various places in this country, ar.d especially here in Los An geles, where for the past nearly four years I have lived and been treated' at different times. During the summer of 1896 I found my 81 If rapidly running down. 1 had a severe cough, copious expectoration, hemorrhages, night sweats and loss of Wiight audi strength, and it seemed that I couldn't long keep at my work. A cel ebrated physician examined th< sputa ar.d found the tubercle bacillus present in abundance, and there seemed no hope for me. I gave up the regular treatment of physicians and for a time took anoth er specific treatment, and seemed at first to Improve, but soon I began to run down worse than ever and finally became so weak I had to give up work and had a very severe hemorrhage. About three months ago I concluded to give up all other treatment and put myself under your exclusive care, with the result that now I am another man and have rapidly grown to be more like my former stlf. The cough and expec toration are entirely stopped, my appe tite. Which had bothered me for years, is most excellent, and I have gained In weight and strength until now I feel perfectly well, and as the bacilli have disappeared from the sputa I am posi tive that I am perfectly cured. Yours very truly. A. W. STARK. 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H/£r- U II Our Price //» | I 91 GARDEN HOSE, regular price 15c. Jftp I Our Price ,VA ' V GARDEN HOSE, 7-ply, regular price 180. a ] r |l Our Price I See Our Wlndows^^^==*^ Thomas Bros, 230 S. Sprling St., Los Angeles | Fresh ' 1 f Creamery Better | §k The chances are that we retail more butter than any store in w lyfo Los Angeles. This is because when a lady wants to he abso- W tsh lutely certain about butter she knows she's "safe at Jevne's " Jevne's Best Creamery Butter comes in fresh every day. If W (fljjl you want the finest, go to Jevne's. W * I m 208-210 South Spring St. Wilcox Bldg. If Yom Want the Best .— —\' Then you should use SPENCE'S PREMIUM BAKING POWDER, as this is without exception the purest and best Powder made on this conti nent. The analysis ot Throop Polytechnic Institute of Pasadena proves the superior quality of this powder over all others. We ask all house keepers to try this article and encqurag: California manufacture. Your money refunded If not satisfactory. 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FERRY, MOTT A CO.'S' AND PLANING, MILL 136 Commercial Street, Los Angeles, Cal # JUST *m RECEIVED igPtfKf The Latest Styles tm Lsssssssw "" ' °' Wm FINE IPI CHEVIOT SUITINGS Alarte to Order, from EI- 60 D » Fine Clay Worsted, from $20.00 U» Btyllsh f ronsering, from It to a At joe Poheiinn's •The Lnrgest Direct Importer of Woolens and Tailoring Establishment on the Pacific Coast 143 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, CaL DIRECTORY. OF CALIFORNIA HO TELS. GRAND HOTEL— S. F. Thorn, Manacer. Cor. Market and Montgomery. San Francisco. European Plan. HOTEL GREEN—J. H. Holmes, manager, Pasadena. HOTEL METROPOLE—On Catalma Island. HOTEL ARCADIA—Santa Monica, aY Rhelnhart, proprietor. HOTEL HOLLENBECK— Spring and Sec ond streets. Los Angeles. HOTEL RAMON A—Spring and Third streets, Los Angeles. ABBOTBFORD INN-Corner Eighth and Hope streets, Los Angeles. HOTEL PORTLAND—444 South Spring street, Los Angeles. HOTEL BRUNSWICK—Santa Ana, Amer ican and European plans. HOTEL HOLYROOD—Riverside, B. Cochrane, proprietor. THE ROWELL—Main and Ninth streets. Riverside, E. J. Davis, proprietor. HOTEL CARLTON-1J to tf East Cola rado street, Pasadena. HOTEL AVALON—AvaIon, Santa Cata- Una Island. HOTEL BREWSTER—J. E. O'Brien, pro prietor. Fourth and C sts., San Diego. HOTEL BELLBVUB TERRACE—Cor ner Sixth and Pearl sts. F, A. Drtaa. proprietor.