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J. Thursday, August 2, 1906. THF I Ak'P rniiMTVTiMnc Gary Nevs Frank his trip Wilder has r.eturned from to Minneapolis. D. Jones and wife have now com pleted their moving and spent their rst night here last night. The hotel building has been sided up and the rafters are now in place ready for the sheathing. Mr. Frank Chambers was in Ham mond yesterday, returning with the posse who came to hunt Lenning's murderer. T. E. Knotts was recently made the agent for the Citizens Fire In surance company. Miss Lizzie lluber and Mrs. Chap man of Pullman and Miss Chapman of Kensington visited A. C. Huber and family yesterday. j At i o'clock last evening Grant Tlobinson, the negro who was ser iously injured by an early Lake Shore train, was still living, al though the doctor entertains little hope of his recovery. inside. After having it fcr a week and no one called'for it he thought he was a bicycle ahead and told a friend of his to take it over to" Mr. Hornecker's automobile factory and have it pumped up. Mr. Korneeker at once recognized the wheel and notified Mr. Farr who identified it and took it home with him. PAGE THREE MEDICAL DELUSIONS Dyer Nevs. Bernard Schulte cf Schererville was here yesterday on business matters. MANY STILL LINGER FROM THE DARK AGES OF CREDULITY. iTipersUtioi-.s Reprartlins: Renie;U For Disease on the Loxver East Sid In New York Prescriptions of the Old Time Apothecaries.. The Rev. E. V reeit, was tne gues Jos. Fiach yesterday. uenis in the nelghborhod is at home at the point of death. Threshing has begun today. Schmitt brothers have opened the season with Potr-r Kiassen's job. The man who was accused of hav ing filched three dollars from an oiaer weary wime two days ago was taken into custody yesterday among many others and will prob t i i , auiy nave a cnance to explain cer tain doings, concerning which he is supposed to know something. rs. rranK itenanu returned yes terday from a short visit at Chester ton. Mr. Reiland's trade demanded more milk than he was getting and Mrs. Iteiland succeeded in making arrangements for an additional sup ply. beveral thousand people would probably have liked to have seen the plats of our city which are now being marked with the prices of the various lots by Messrs. Knotts & Romberger. There are some four thousand lots that will be put on the market, and the prices, although very reasonable, bring the total up to over two million dollars. This will probably be the largest amount of platted property ever placed on the market at one time anywhere in the vicinity of Chicago. It will be far more desirable than any that has ever been offered before owing to the location, the fact that all im provements will be in and that there will be no dearth cf employment. Whiting Nevs An east shier. in lower New York suf fering from taken to the Postgraduate Medical School and Hospital wearing a pair of eels, long defunct and dried, by way of garters. He showed much distress ! when they were removed by the nurse, j being firmly convinced they would cure Stetter of Turkey Ms rheumatism in time. ,.... r,f rw ! lhi- lau"a of science to the contrary juuinuubiauums, meu;cai delusions in surprising number still survive from of faith. Any physician who Mrs. Frye, one of . the oldest resi-' practices among the poor and ignorant her i can testify to this, and it is in particu j lar the staff and students of an insti j tution like the Postgraduate Medical School and Hospital, which receives its patients largely from the lower east side, a quarter teeming with variety, who are made to appreciate most fully the extent of superstition regarding remedies for disease. Italian immigrants are peculiarly In teresting in this respect. They fre quently attribute stomach trouble to cat's hairs supposed to have been swal lowed and persist in eating eggshells to cure it. They also eat snails as a remedy for consumption, though here they are supported by a highly respect able authority that of -'The Accom plished Physician," published in which declares that snail water, "ow ing to the ccol, clammy and glutinous substance of the snail," is particularly grateful to the consumptive. These Italians use castor oil whenever their feelings become at all excited, either by joy or sorrow, burn rolls of waxed paper in their ears to cure the earache and willingly go through the even mere ceremony by the peasantry of France and Germany when St. John's day (June 24) comes around. Solomon's seal was another of the wonder working plants, said to be the herb which Solomon used to cure epi lepsy by placing it in a ring applied to the nostrils of the patient, from which circumstance arose the popularity of the magical ring or seal that figures in so many eastern tales. Curious stories are told of the man- acute rheumatism wna ! drake, a scion of the potato fnmiiv tT ! M ... " " v S:i iruit or wnicn 1 NTS A 'ST able Cottag Stockholders of the Dyer creamery have watched with interest the out come of the difficulties in which the St. John creamery has found itself during the past few months. Some of the St. John farmers are taking milk to the Dyer creamery at pres ent. In its heyday the St. John creamery handled as much as 13,000 pounds of milk a clay, while toward tne last barely 3,000 pounds handled. were St. John New Work on John Miller's new resi dence was taken up again yesterday. Geo. Keilman has for Gerlach Bro3. begun work Miss Helen Gerlach is with friends in Hammond. visiting A number of our people went to Crown Point today to see the Wal lace show. Adolph Scherer who is still on the sick list has not shown any improve ment in his condition. August Keohle has begun on his basement for his new on Spring Hill. work home George Stark will have a telephone installed by the Northwestern Tele phone company. Pert Hakey has returned from his vacation. Mrs. Grady and children left yes terday for Michigan. Mrs. Rurnham, Mrs. Chas. Spur rier and Miss Grace Wilkinson vis ited Chicago friends last night. Mrs. Chas. Greenwald of Sheridan avenue has returned from Michigan City, Ind., where she visited her parents. Miss Florence Wing, librarian, and her sister Elizabeth who has been visiting, left yesterday for a month's vacation at Wisconsin summer re ports. During her absence Miss Flor ence Stewart will act as librarian and Miss Edith Laugenham as assistant. Several of James Gray's little friends tendered him a surprise yes terday afternoon. His mother made it very pleasant for the little ones and they all went home very happy and pleased with the hospitality with which they were received. Agent Bruckheise for the "Young- endfreund" of Chicago, was here two days on business. Lowell Nev Mrs. A. J. Calkins left for Logans port Wednesday to visit relatives. Mrs. Ed Wood returned Wednes day from a visit with her sister, Mrs. Fuller of Chicago Heights, III. Rlackberry picking is all the rage with our people now. There abundant crop since the late rains. Court Lowell I. O. F. of A. Xo. 13, will give a pavilion dance and the M. C. W. band at Oakland Park will play Thursday night of this week. Herschel Nichols of Wheatland. 111., was called here Wednesday on account of the serious illness of his father Jacob Nichols. Miss Irene Putnam spent Wednes day at the Chicago University as the guest of Miss Helen Brown, who is taking a summer course at that place. Revival Meetings. The tent is being pitched at the corner of llSth street and Central avenue where Rev. C. J. Sharp and wife of the Christian church will hold revival meetings. He will be assisted by his wife who is a well known soloist. The meetingse will begin at 7 o'clock and end at 9, be ginning Aug. iUh. Mr. and Mrs. Sharp have already won many friends who wish them much success in the work. Mrs. Elmer Vinnedge returned to her home in Hammond Wednesday after a pleasant visit with her nar- k eiits, Mr and Mrs. William Belshaw of this place. heroic treatment of lichtinir firos their bare stomachs when they have dyspepsia. The trouble with these people is mere ly that they have not advanced with the times, but are still holding beliefs which are held by the most intelligent and be.-it educated men of a few cen turies ago. An apothecary's shop in Queen Elizabeth's time was stocked with things that strike moderns as sin gular enough, considered as medicine. These were crabs' claws, foxes' lungs, stags' hearts, boars' tusks, sea horses' teeth, elks' hoofs, precious stones In powder, Hying fish, tortoises, alligators, dried toads, worms, scorpions and even human mummies. These latter were quite popular as a remedy for epilepsy, vertigo and palsy, besides being sup posed to heal wounds and mortifica tions. Mummy cost 5s. 4d. a pound, or Si.L'S in our money, and was a recog nized staple of commerce, but, being so expensive, an artificial substitute was invented which is described by Crollius in his "Royal Chemist" as calling for "the carcass of a young man, some say red headed, not dying of disease, but killed." It is probable that this ghast ly recipe was responsible for many of the mysterious disappearances common in thse thrilling days. Human skulls sold for as much as 11 shillings apiece and were given In the form of a pow der, mixed with a little oil. The most highly esteemed prescrip tions of the old time apothecary were those which cost the most and which must needs, therefore, Include poav dered precious stones. "Gascon's pow der" was one of the most costly of these medicaments, being prescribed by the great physicians for their more important patients. It cost 40 shillings is an i an ounce and was made in equal parts of crabs' eyes, pearls, white amber, oriental bezoar and the black tips of crabs' claws. Precious stones, too, were thought to have much efficacy when worn as amu lets. The ruby protected its wearer from plague and pestilence, the ame thyst kept a man steady and sober, bloodstones stopped bleeding, the onyx prevented epilepsy, the topaz cured in fiammation, the opal strengthened weak eyes, and the emerald prevented foolishness and aided the memory. Con cerning the emerald an old writer fur ther testifies: "It takes away vain and foolish fears, as of devils and hobgob lins, folly and anger, and causeth good conditions: if it do so w-orn about one, reason will tell him that being beaten into powder and taken inwardly it will do much more." The use of herbs and plants as medi cines, of course, agrees with modern practice; but the old physicians made used to be called the "love apple" (a name later applied to the tomato), no doubt because to eat of I N it generously produced temporary in- i U sanity. It was much used in love phil- j 0 ters to awaken the tender passion, and J H the most efficacious specimen i II - - - - - - L. A obtained from the vicinity of zibhet i i where evil doers swung by the neck, j j There was but one way to gather the I mandrake, under pain of death for mis i take, since the belief was that it groan- ed aloud when pulled from the ground j and that whoever heard the sound fell ; dead on the spot. The custom was to j fasten a dog by the tail to the plant aucl loat him until in his struggles he i tore up the mandrake by the roots. The person superintending the opera j tion had his ears stopped with pitch i and so escaped, but the dog, for which ! the same precaution was nnt t:ifcn heard the groan and died. Extraordinary cures were accom plished by some familiar flowers in the clden times. The anemone was thought by the ancients to be an emblem cf disease, and Pliny says that physiciar recommended that the first aneuu j seen in the spring should be picked and concealed in a scarlet cloth until sick ness came, requiring that it should be hung around the neck. The juice of the forgetmenot was credited with the power of hardening steel until no met al could resist it. The peony was used by Paeon, the famous physician cf an cient Greece, from whom it take3 its name, to cure wounds. Demons were supposed always to flee from the spot where it grew. The elder tree also had some remark able properties. An old writer declares that "if one travel with two little sticks of elder in his pocket he shall not fret nor pant, let the horse go nev er so hard." A piece of an elder branch cut out between two knots used to be worn around the neck to cure erysipe las, and in the Tyrol today elder "bush es are planted on new graves in the form of a cross, it being believed that they will blossom in due time if the soul formerly inhabiting the body lying underneath has been received into "par adiseNew York Tribune. I- - - ', 'r ' 1 ? i - -- "T" f-- . ' v.. ; PRICE w 1 ua k -A it. iv j FREIGHT PAID Guaranteed Ten Years Style No. 2. TUB PREMIER PORTABLE COTTAGE Size, 12x18 ft. Can be erected In Two hours. References: First Nations! Benk. St. Johns, Mich. State Bank, St. Johns, Mich. Th- St. Johns News, St. Johns, A'.ich. 11 would be impossible to equal this delightful little cottage even u double the price was paid. 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Opposite Library. 221 My latest and most improved ma chinery, coupled with 35 years prac tical experience, enables me to make your old shoes look like new. GROWING PAINS. Tha c . f . .. , . TT , ! places of good and evil spirits which The s.arlet uer patients r.t Hotel worked tho!r good and evii wms Seymour and at the home of Mat. j taose who touched them. The old rhyme juuuiuiitT, are last recovering ana it is thought that the quai'ontin can be taken down in a few davs. Mr. Farr, the editor of the Whiting Call, is again in possession of his bicycle which was stolen, but the puilty one is still at large. Andrew Ritehky who was arrested charged with the theft was discharged for lack of evidence. He claims he found the wheel standing outside the barn where he works and put it Miss Addle Kenyon of Chicago ar rived in Lowell We.Vesday, the guest of her aunt, Mrs. II. K. Nich ols. Miss Kenyon holds the exalted position of secretary to Congressman Foss of Illinois. Rev. D. D. Iloagland of East Chi cago, passed through Lowell Wednes day enroute to the car.ipir.ee; ing at Battle Ground. Mr. Hcagland was formerly pastor of the M. E. church here and is ayways greeted with smiles and the glad hand shake by his host of friends. Aches In Children That Should Ite eeive Serious Attention. The evil that may be caused by a phrase is well exemplified by the term "growing pains." Many a cripple to day owes his misfortune to the fact that the first symptoms of his disease were inismierprerea. The recurring pains of which he complained, which caused him to limp at times or to cry out in his sleep, were called by his parents growing pains and were thought to signify nothing more than the effort of nature to adjust the grow ing bones and muscles and sinews to each other. Of course, every child has innumera ble little aches and pains, the result of fatigue, slight sprains, stone bruises and the like, and it is well the fond par ents should not take too much notice of them, lest they foster a disposition in the child to worry over illnesses. The cause of such occasional pains is usually apparent, and a night's rest or a day in the house will dispel it. But when the pain recurs from time to time without evident cause, or when ordi nary romping during the day is fol lowed by a night of aching, and per haps a limp for a day or two, it is pos sible that there is some serious under lying cause and the family physician should be consulted. Frequent complaint of pain in the knee is one of the signs of beginning hip disease, but examination shows the knee to be apparently sound, and so the home diagnosis of growing pains is made, and the real trouble in the hip is overlooked, often until it is too late to prevent permanent raraencss. Although not called growing pains, repeated attacks of stomach ache in children should not be slighted, for they may be a symptom of early spinal disease. The complaint of pain in the stomach, when not referable to green apples or a surfeit of pastry, especially when the complaint is made at the close of the day or during the night, should excite suspicion and if often re peated should indicate the necessity of a careful examination of the spine. Growing pains may be due to rheuma tism, which. If not detected and cor rectly treated, may lead to disease of the heart. A less serious trouble, but one de manding medical treatment, which may cause an aching in the limbs, is ma laria. This is a dangerous diagnosis, for if incorrect it may be as serious in its consequences as that of growing pains, and even If the child has had an unmis takable attack of malaria the parent should not be content with that' expla nation of its aches and pains, but should rqfer the matter to the doctor. sor: nrr! ihc -r,nr of pmnrs tU ! 3 i--u:eiuuerea mat . . . : : i growth as in. PRESS THE m tfH 70 Trustee Ed Black is erecting a large hay and stock barn on his farm in Eagle Creek. Horace John son & Son. builders and contractors : zaistake of considering them as pos- j of Lowell are doing the work. I sessing semi-magical properties. It was j ' believed that they were the dwelling i saj s: Trpfoil. vervain, John's wcrt, dill Hinders witches of their will. And these four plants had extraordi nary reputations in the middle ages for both natural and supernatural powers. The trefoil is common in the United States today, especially in the south, and has certain legitimate medical properties. The vervain is allied to our native verbena and was anciently be lieved to he effective against all poi- 13 a normal process and should no more be accompanied by pain than ! cigesuon or breathing. Youth's Com i panion. Palace of Sweets CANDIES AND ICE CREAM against bewitched drinks and the o. It was aUo eSeacicus for witch craft. Anne Eodenharn, the celebrated ( . , a o , : -1 , -. . . - . i i . ui i ui oauuuij, liM-u iu senu oer t pupils into the fields to gather vervain j ner uttle Mistake, ind dill. The sun worshipers of Persia The Joke is on a Westbrook file always carried vervain when they cp- j woman who on getting readv to leav" proached their altars. 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