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FEAR IN HYDROPHOBIA
IMAGINATION OFTEN CAUSES FATAL RESULTS FROM DOC BITES. Caused by tlio Terror Inherited From 1 SuperHtltioiiß Age 8 Rabies a Disease "Which Is Extremely Rare— Pitiful Case ! of John K. Heart, of Chicago. The death of John R. Beard, at 5127 j Wabash avenue, illustrates a point j that has been dwelt upon for years by ! physicians and stirgcons, says the Chi- ! cago Inter-Ocean. Mr, Beart in Au- | gust last had a struggle with a bull dog, and was bitteu in three places, j The struggle in itself was of a charac ter to produce nervous exhaustion, to say nothing of the multllatlon by tho dog. Upon examination It was shown , that the dog was not affected with ; rabies. Mr. Beart recovered from the Immediate effects of the struggle and returned to work. But a week ago la wns taken ill, and grew steadily wofse io the end. Those in attendance be lieve that lie died of fear of hydro- , phpbln. <• There is no dispute as to the main 1 facts in the case. The dog that at- j tacked Mr. Benrt did not have any dis- , ease. Mr. Beart had no symptoms of , hydrophobia, but he lived for months ( in horror of the most dreaded of dis- ; eases, and this resulted in conditions I that caused death. If the dog that made the attack on Mr. Beart had been killed, as is usual in such eases, the ease would undoubt- , edly have been catalogued in the by drophobin list. As the case stands, it gives strength to the theory that a great many of the so-called cases of rabies are produced solely by fear. Without discussing any of the theo rles as to rabies advanced in recent years. It may be safely asserted that the disease Itself Is extremely rare. In forty years in Paris there were report ed only ninety-four cases of hydro- I phobia. In the whole of France, with ' a population of 80,000,000, there were reported In six years 107 eases. In vestigation showed that not more than five per cent, of persons bitten by rabid dogs became hydrophobic. In the city of New York there were re ported In six years twenty-two eases of hydrophobia. The number of deaths is not reported. Those who have made close investi gation have arrived at the conclusion Hint whore any heavy clothing covers the part bitten, there Is little danger, oven from the most rabid dog. But the belief that the bite of a hydro phobic dog is necessarily fatal and that death comes in a horrible way is so common that a man bitten by any dog gives his imagination free rein and suffers such mental torture as to make him a prey to other forms of disease. Dogs are subject to so many diseases regarding which the majority of peo ple have absolutely no information that even the most harmless animals are regarded with suspicion. Even a dog that has lost lis master on the street often becomes so excited that pedestrians call on policemen to slioot it. Certain diseases common to the doe I family are manifested in convulsions j or tits, and by the Ignorant a dog so j afflicted is pronounced mad and treat- ] ed accordingly. A dog trained to high spirit and pugnacity sometimes turns j troni a conflict with another dog to bite the man who interferes. That dog is forthwith pronounced mad and the wound is cauterized, whereas if the bite were by a eat or a borse no at tention would be paid to it aud no alarm would be felt. The dog is more closely associated with men, women and children than nny other animal. It is trained to watchfulness, to resistance, to attack and defense, and at the same time it is expected to observe many of the amenities of life disregarded by men and women. If n dog mopes with a distemper, or exhibits any symptom of any common disease, it is treated as a mad dog, and often in away to push tlie poor brute to the extremity of fury. Thousands of people in the country districts are bitten by dogs every year, and no thought Is given to the mat ter. Those engaged in training dogs are bitten frequently, and they thiuk i ho more of the slight hurts than the j hostler who is nipped by a horse thinks of his bruises or wounds. In [ the city a bite by nny dog becomes I the subject of such anxiety as to In t duce absoiute fear. The truth Is ihat the bite of a dog j is 110 more harmful than the bite or | scratch of a cat or the bite cf a horse, : but the people of this day have lu- I horited from superstitious ages such horror of the word hydrophobia that ♦lie dog which is at once the pet of children ami the terror of burglars in its health usually iiiuls 110 commisera tion or even human consideration in its illness. London to Paris In Seven Hours* Travelers between London and Paris ' will hear with Interest of the expert- I nients which have lately been made by the Northern of France Hallway j Company with a view (o accelerating ; the speed of their trains. The dis tance of ISS miles between Paris and [ Calais lias been covered in three hours ) and four minutes, including a stop of j two and a half minutes at Amiens for I water. As the result of the trial trips J It is confidently expected that the Jour- j ney between the English and French j capitals will shortly lie performed t within seven hours.—London Globe. Slie Won Her Point. A little girl wns begging her father j to take her to visit her grandmother, | who lived at some distance. He said: "It costs $lO every time, Florence, and $lO don't grow on every bush." "Neither do grandmas grow on every [ bush," answered the little girl, prompt- ! ly. They went. SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL. It Is estimated that since 1870 ihe cost of steam has been reduced from thirty to forty per cent. The weight of steam used per horse power per hour has fallen from twenty pounds to 12.5 pounds. The hones of three mastodons have been discovered in Death Valley, Cali fornia, and their discoverer, a miner, has taken out a claim for the purposo of excavating them. Another indica tion of the popular appreciation of the money value of the remains of prehis toric animals Is the fact that a mining claim has been filed In southern Cali fornia to cover the excavation of a fossil whale of the Pliocene epoch. From a private letter of which an extract Is given in Science, It Is learned that a new meridian circle is being built by Itcpsold for the Observatory of Kiel. Its telescope is to be of eight inches aperature, and It is to be pro vided wttli all possible modern im provements. The instrument is de signed especially for the observation of faint, close cireumpolar star's for latitude variation, according to tho method which has been used at tho Faris Observatory. The Prussian Gov ernment is to bear the expense. Eastern experts are experimenting with a variety of small fish found in Puget Sound waters, with a view to determining whether they exist in suf ficient numbers to warrant the build ing of a sardine canning plant. The fish have been found in the largest quantity near Everett, Wash. Some have been locatod also in the vicinity of Falrhaven, though they appear to exist there only in small numbers, and ncrr Port Angeles. The fish taken at some points is declared to be superior to those caught on the North Atlantic Coast. A curious railway accident occurred in India lately. "While a train was In Ritxaul station a terrific storm com menced, and, although the brake was applied in the van and on the engine, the force of the wind was such that the train was driven along the line. The engine dashed through the buffer stop at the end of the line, and trav eled along about six lengths of rail laid end to end without fish-plate fast enings. After leaving these ruils tho engine plowed along the embankment, and then came fortunately to a stand still, no great damage having been done. In most districts where wires are not underground a noticeable feature of many pole lines is big cables, con taining each a large number of tele phone wires. These cables are made up of small copper wires, generally a little smaller than the wire of the familiar hairpin, which are insulated with thin paper and, after being twist ed together in pairs, are laid up In u bundle containing from fifty to 250 wires, and the whole covered with a thin coating of lead forced on in the tame way that lead pipe is made. Nat urally such cables are somewhat heavy, their weight running up to about two and a half pounds to the linear foot, and nt the same time they are mechanically too weak to support their weight in long spans. For this reason they are generally suspended from strong wires or wire ropes stretched from pole to pole, the cable being hung in slings or supports every two or three feet. The Ilensnn He Didn't Appeal to Iler. "Well, you really must like me—Just a little bit," he insisted, after they had discussed the subject fruitlessly for two mortal hours. "No, -I don't; I really do not," she said, with that candor which hitherto he had considered one of her many charms. "We have nothing in com mon—nothing at nil, my dear Bob. There is no reason in the world why I should like you." "But how is it we have been such good friends all these months?" de manded the mnn, trying to straighten out his crumpled vanity. "Surely I couldn't have been—er—absolutely re pulsive to you?" "Oh, no, you're not repulsive," said the girl serenely. "In fact, I suppose i most girls would think you were very S nice. But you don't appeal to me " | "I do." 1 " As an individual. ' I like you- Just as I would any clever, good-look ing, amiable, interesting man. But aside from that I am not interested In | you. Can't you understand?"— New York Commercial Advertiser. The Royal Beard. | The King of the Belgians is very I vain of his appearance, and spends a ! lot of time on his toilet. His heard es i peeially is the object of infinite atten ] tion. At night, before going to bed, lie envelops it in a silk sack, which | prevents the haira from uncurling. His ! toilet table is covered with brushes, combs aud various kinds of brillinn tine, aud His Majesty passes half an hour there every morning. Once a j week the King's chief valet de charn bre trims the royal beard, taking care to keep it free from the neck, so that j the hairs may not get caught In tho | collar.—Le Cri Je Paris. A Long Family Name. Some of our Basque fellow residents ' in Mexico have long and unpronouuee | able names. But the record long name ; (a surname) is; Errotaberrigorrlgoicoctaeoeeheat. This marvellous name means, "tho | new red mill of the house above." The historic name of Iturbirte Is also I Basque by origin, and means 'the road ! to the fountain."—Mexican Herald. Df\EN'S t! Py Houp I.- 0C33- The Old Rocking Horse. Battered and bruised and worn and old, Bereft of his mane and tail, A veteran charger stanch and bold, He has weathered life's fiercest gale. The hero of many a gallant raid, In many a bloodless war, A soldier of fortune, undismayed By battle and wound and scar! 'Neath the guiding touch of a little hand He has traveled many a mile Through the wonderful realms of "Play like" Land, Where the spirits of Fancy smile. But, strange to say. in his noblest fight, Though he halted or rested not — Through all his travels by day and night- He has stood in the self-same spot! He was ridden far. he was ridden hard; lie has borne fierce brunts and blows, And oft has felt, as a sweet reward, A kiss on his worn-out nose. And though he is rather the worse for wear, And is crippled and scarred and old. In the eyes of his master he still is fair And worth his weight in gold. —Herald and Presbyter. A "Watcli For the Bliml. A recent invention is a watcli for the use of the blind. It is so arranged that by passing the fingers ever so lightly over the raised letters of the dial the hands are disturbed. In the middle of each figure is a movable peg. The hour hand would he stopped if the peg remained stationary, but i?.t the touch of the hour hand it drops. To learn the hour the blind man passes his lingers around the dial till he finds the peg that is down. The latter re mains down until the next peg drops. In order to find the minute there is a similar set of pegs on the outer edge of the dial for the minute linud. What Boys Should Lenrn. There are a groat many things hoys as hoys, should learn. And if they learn these lessons so well as never to forget tliem during life, they will prove of great help to them oftentimes when they need help. 1. Not to tease boys and girls small er than themselves. 2. Not to take the easiest chair in the room, put it in the j ilea sail tost place' and forgot to offer it to mother when she comes in to sit down. 3. To treat mother as politely as if she were a strange lady who did not spend her life in their service. 4. To he kind and helpful to sin ters as they expect sisters to be to them. 5. To make their friends among good boys. (. To take pride in being a gentle man at home. 7. To take mother into their con fidence if they do anything wrong; and. above all, never to lie about any thing they have done. Revengeful Spirit in MoiilceyH. Although the monkey is "sacred" in India at least, he is cunning and re vengeful. All odd story illustrating this is told by an English woman liv ing among the lower hills of the Hima layas during the hot season. She had a little terrier called Pet, which found It difficult to become accustomed to the numerous monkeys whose homes were in the surrounding trees. They were objectionably friendly, in his opinion, and when they would calmly take possession of the veranda Pet's barking drove tliein away. The mon keys resented the fright and Interfer ence, and one day, when Pet and his mistress were out walking a skinny arm was stretched out from a thicket of rhododendrons as they passed, and seized the dog, which was slightly in advance. In an instant the monkey was at the top of a tree, and the mis tress stood helpless while the little creature was passed from one monkey to another, each pinching him or tear ing out his hair. When tired of that form of torture ono took Pet out to the extreme end of a branch that ex tended over a high cliff and dropped him down to his death at the foot. The Invention or the Guillotine. Some years before the terrible French revolution of 1703, a learned Parisian physician. Dr. Guillotin, turned his attention to devising a mode of executing criminals that, would be more humane than hanging, lie was a man of note in the scientific world of his time, having introduced Improved systems of ventilation and other sanitary blessings much needed in that period. So. when the French national assembly convened in 17S1) it gave willing ear to his description of a decapitating machine that would "whisk off one's head in an Instant, without pain." Other matters were pressing, however; there was no mon ey in the national treasury nud the assembly took 110 action upon Dr. Guillotin's plan. The matter seemed quite forgotten until the "reign of terror" began. Then a machine made after the doctor's idea suddenly ap peared and was put into lmmediat • use. Its novelty caught the fancy of the mobs who attended the daily exe cutions, and it was quickly named "la guillotine," after the man who had proposed it. Dr. Guillotin, who had never made a working model of his invention and who had thought it quite forgotten, was so heartbroken by the terrible use to which his plan bad been put that he left France. It ennnot he said that the beggar with a crotch bos uo visible means 0/ support. THE CHANGE OF LiFE Is the most important period in a wo man's existence. Owing to modern methods of living, not one woman in a thousand approaches this perfectly natural change without experiencing a train of very annoying apcl some times painful symptoms. Those dreadful hot flashes, sending the blood surging to the heart until it seems ready to burst, and the faint feeling that follows, sometimes with chills, as if the heart were going to stop for good, are symptoms of a dan gerous, nervous trouble. Those hot flashes are just so many calls from nature for help. The nerves are cry- Mns. JENNIE NOBLE. ing out for assistance. The cry should be heeded in time. Lydia E. I'ink ham's Vegetable Compound was pre pared to meet the needs of woman's system at this trying period of her life. It builds up the weakened nervous system, and enables a woman to pass that grand change triumphantly. "I was a very sick woman, caused *by Change of Life. I suffered with hot flushes, and fainting spells. I was afraid to go on the street, my head and back troubled me so. 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The grave was covered with a slab of unworked stone, and in it. beside the body, were disposed flint knives and several vases partly filled with the dust of funeral offerings. The indications are that the man belonged to a light skinned, fair-haired people. He was of the race which came into Egypt in the earliest times, when the setting of the Nile made a land capable of cultivation. These people might be called the abo riginals of Egypt, and remains of their settlements are found on the west bank of the Nile. Cures Asthma Do you know what it is to have the asthma ? Or have you ever seen one suffer with it? The hard struggle for air, the spasmodic breathing, the nights spent in the chair, all tell a story of terrible suffering. Ayer's Cherry Pectoral certainly cures asthma; also bronchitis, hoarseness, weak lungs, whooping-cough, croup, winter coughs, night coughs, and hard colds. Three sizes: 25c., 50c., 51.00. 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