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THE DAILY CAIRO BULLETIN: SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 1 1880.
SMALL A.DV KHTIHOKXTH.
ALL AVKBT1SKMENT In tula column, of
tn llnoi earn or lean will bu puMUIiwl tortfS
ru on lu'HUiu;!) tnuua. Ml ct'liUi; 1 week, ltfl;
Boith, I. hi; t immtua without fhiinf, ti.uu per
to oa lb. Kach additional Hue., prorata. MtiiHtlotm
wut4 tree.
run iy.NT.
Htr and dwolllutf houo formerly occupied ly
Phil, H Ilidi'T, t Oreenfleld'a Lauding Mo. Ap
)j to Mr. Ureenfleld.
FOR 8ALK.
Wanted to tell the good will. Mock and flxttirea
of aecond hand atore on Commercial aveuuo, near
Tanth atreet.
WORK WASTED.
Situation tit laborer JO wrohouc or flowh w,
ToneiuxiouMowork. Apply h h,VVJ.
FOR KENT.
OfllMroomafover Ta'icr ' Jewelry store. For
term., etc.. apply at the .tore.
N PgQFtXSlOXAl,OAKPS..rnT!ntfIAX8.
W
II. MAREAN, M. D.,
y Homeopathic Physician and Surgeon.
0e 140 Uu amcrclal aventto. Kealdencc corner
Fourteenth St. ami Wachluicton avuuue, Cairo.
DENTISTS.
JR. E. W. WHITLOCK,
Dental Surgeon.
Opnci-No. lift Commercial Avenue, between
Eighth and Ninth Street
0R. W. C. JOCELYN,
DKNT1ST.
OFKlCK-KiKhtu Street, near Commercial Avontie.
NOTARY Pl'BLIC
rpHOMAS LEWIS,
Notary Public and Conveyancer.
OFFICE : -With the Widows' and Oorpnane' Mil
ual Aid Society.
ICE.
JOHN SPROAT,
PROPRIETOR OF SPROATS PATENT
Refrigerator Cars,
AND
Wholesale Dealei' in Ice.
ICE BY THE CAR LOAD OR TON, WELL
PACKED FOR SHIPPING.
Car Loads a Speeialtv.
OFFI O K :
Cor. Twelfth Street and Levee,
CAIRO. ILLINOIS.
yOCUM it RODERICK,
Dealers in
STAPLE and FANCY
GROCERIES.
Washington Avenue, Cor.
Eighth Street,
CAIRO. - - IjLLS.
BAN ks.
rpiIE CITY NATIONAL BANK
Cairo, Illinois.
CAPITAL, 8100,000
OFFICERS:
W. P. HALLIDAY, President,
n. L. UALL1DAY, Vtec.'reidcijt.
TIIOS. Yv". HALLIDAY, Cashier.
DIRECTORS:
C. TAAT TAYLOR, W. P. Hai.IIIAY.
KZS'llT h. HAI.UD4T, It. II ( I'NNISIHIAM,
. D. WILLIAMSON, CTEI'IIKN IllHIl,
0. II. CAM1KK.
Exchange, Coin and United States Bonds
bouuht and sou.
Dopncilrecelvcd anil a Kcneral liaiikliu: litHiiew
Conducted.
STOVES.
jTOVES! STOVES!!
ALL SORTS. MZKS AND STYLES,
. X AV I D SON'S.
Mmiulacturer of autl Dealer inAUo
TIN, COPPER Si SHEET-IKON WARE
fcBALL KISIIl" Itr .IOH WollK BUNK TIMIIlllKKJ
NO. 27, EliillTII STREET.
CAIRO, : 1I.MNOI
WOOD AND COAL.
Q AV. WHEELER,
Denier In nil kind il
Cord Wood. Stove Wood,
Coal. Kto.
BIG MUDDY COAL
A SPKCIVlL'Y-
WOOD AXD COAL YARD:
Twith Street, Between AYnsliingtoii nnd
Commercial.
TOE DAILY BULLETIN
Only Horninj Daily in Southern Illinois.
BNTEUKI) AT THE POST 0FKICB IN CAIKO, II,'
I.I.NOJS, A8 SECOND-CLASS MATTKH.
OFFICIAL PAPER OF ALEXANDER COUNTY,
KriiPHt II. Thlelcoko, City K.litor,
LOCAL REPORT.
Sionai Offing,
Caiiio.III.. April HO. IHHO
Time. liar. Ther. Hum. Wind. Vel Weather.
6 a m SO.llH M
7 ' D0.40 fl:'.
10 U').4l M
2 p. tn.l SU.4I til
M
4S
M
4.'.
NW 10 Clear
JiW N Clear
N H Clear
W It Clear
Maximum Temperature, tiso ; Minimum Tern
pcrHture, 4!to; jtHiiil'all 0.00 Incus.
River 83 feet 1U luchea. Klxe !i feet .
W. II. RAY,
Sera't Slcnal Corua. U. S. A.
SPECIAL LOCAL ITEMS.
Noticen In thlii column, flvo centa per Hue, each
luHertlon.
For Sale For cash, a new two-hundred
dollar Mendelssohn piauo, for 125,
and the freight from factory. Apply at
this ollke.
HECTOGRAPH.
Just received at The Bulletin- office a
stock of paper especially for "Hectograph"
Copying.
ICE! ICE! PURE LAKE ICE!
F. M. Ward will cuter the field again
this season, with his ice wagons, and will
be prepared, as formerly, to furnish pure
lake ice, iu any part of the city, every day,
in any quantity desired. The fact that he
will give the business his pysonal super
vision, furnishes a guarantee that his pat
rons will be promptly, faithfully and satis
factorily served.
ICE CREAM.
The undersigned will, on and after
May 1st, be prepared to turnish our citi
zens a first rate quality of ice cream,
equal iu every way to that furnished in
Chicago, made fresh daily, and furnished
in freezer, from one gallon upwards; deliv
ered to any part of the city. This cream is
made by an experienced artist and cannot
tail to give satisfaction on trial. Orders
left at ice house, corner Eighth and Levee,
will receive prompt attention. Will be fur
nished at $1.25 per gallon in quantities from
onegallon upwards. Roiieht Hf.wktt,
Agent.
ICE KINO.
To my old customer's and as many n?w
ones who read this, greeting: I am pre
pared to deriver in any part of the city ice
of best quality and at the lowest possible
price. I respectfully solicit your patron
age aud gmrantee satisfaction. Ice box on
Eighth street, next to Bristol's open at all
hours, day or night. Orders filled either
from wagon or at the iee box.
Yours, Uespecti'illly.
Jacoij Klke.
SALT'S ICE CREAM PARLORS.
The warm weather is here and Phil. II.
Saup has prepared for it. He has estab
lished himselt in his new quarteis next to
the comer of Eighth street nnd Washing
ton avenue, and is prepared to furnish the
best of iee cream and anything in the con
fectionery line, in any quantity, on shoit
notice. His rooms tor the accommodation
of parties wishing to refresh themselves
with a plate of bis delicious cream, are ele
gant and complete iu all their appoint
ments. He deserves, and no doubt will re
ceive the liberal patronage of our citizens
for the pains ho has taken iu furnishing
them with such an excellent establishment.
Uive him a call.
THE TIME AND PLACE.
The lime is now, and the place is ('. V.
Henderson's, coiner Twelfth and Commer
cial, to buy Simmon's patent refrigerators.
A large stock, all sizes nnd prices, juit re
ceived; also a lull assortment of water
coolers, fishing tackle, wire cloth for window
screens and a full stock of the celebrated
"While Motintiiin" ice-cream freezers.
Prices, ''rock bottom."
FOR SALE.
Counter, shelvings and show cases. New.
Inquire at P. 11. Scuin.
CISTERNS.
1 am prepared to pump out and repair
cisterns promptly and at prices to suit the
times. Apply nl No. 3 Winter's row: or
by postal card. .1. S. Hawkins.
Cairo, April Issii.
NOTICE OF REMOVAL.
For the MceniiiiiiodaUi'ii of the public
generally, I have removed from the fat (un
building, corner of Seventeenth street and
Washington avenue, to No. 101 Commercial
avenue, where I am better prepared to dis
play my large stm k. consisting of household,
parlor and kitchen furniture, which for
quality, neatness and price cannot be sni
passed. CAMP I'll AlltS AM) ( IMI.DItl'S's III CUU'.S
A specialty. Everybody is invited to ex
amine my slock. Remember I he place, Sixth
aud Commercial, next to Dan llaitmaiin's
old stand. Respectfully,
Wm. En inioi'K.
Cahtkr'h Little Liver Pills do not purge
or weaken the bowck but act specially on
the liver aud bile. ' A perfect liver cur-rector.
GENERAL LOCAL ITEMS.
Notice In tlieae columua, ton rent per Hue,
eacli Insertion.
Ta-day is show duy.
J as. Morris, of Ul'm, is iu the city.
F. T). Hexford of Centralia will be
here to-day.
Additional local matter will bo found
on third page.
The Howard passed up for St. Louis
yesterday, having aboard a large number
of negro emigrants.
Barlow, Y7ilson, Primrose & West
showed to a full house last night and gave
the best of satisfaction.
Geo. J. Finley, secretary of the West
Manufacturing company of Holly Springs,
Mississippi, is in the city.
Mrs. Miller is in the city visiting the
family of her son, Captain James F. Miller,
contracting ageut of the '-Green Line" at
Cairo.
Colonel W. J. Plows, one of the mem
bers of the Riverdale distilling company of
Chicago, i9 in the city cn route to New Or
leans. After dark last night a floater was
found at the head ot wharf boat No. 1. It
was not ascertained whether he was white
or black. Coroner Fitzgerald will hold the
inquest to-day.
The mother of old "Bill Lee," com
monly known as Granny Lee, died night
before last of pneumonia. She wus believed
to be nearly one hundred years old. Her
eyesight aud hearing were good to the last.
The meeting at Reform hall last night
was quite a large one and the exercises
w hich were furnished by the ladies of the
Woman's Christian Temperance Union, as
sisted by the Reform club, were fully up to
expectations.
This is the year for the reappearance
of the seventeen-year locust. The last vsi
tatiou was in 1803, and if the theory f
their appearance at regular mtcmls of
seventeen years is correct, they may be
looked for this month.
We have a full account ol the enter
tainment given by the Woman's Club and
Library Association Thursday evening, at
the Atheneum, which we have held back
for the Sunday Bulletin. Extra copies
will be for sale at this otlice.
Chief La Hue arrested a colored wo
man, named Mrs. Peterson, yesterday, upon
a warrant sworn out by another woman,
which charged her (Mrs. Peterson) with of
fensive language. She was fined live dol
lars and costs by Squire Robinsuu.
Some of our exchanges are becoming
wise as serpents, after having been harm
less as doves for several years. One of them
remarks that you can always distinguish
the clerk iu a large dry goods store from
the proprietor by the good clothes he
wears.
We understand that a very pleasant
evening is iu store for those who may at
tend the entertainment to be given by the
Social and Literary Society, at the residence
of S. P. Wheeler, Esq., on Monday eveuiug
next. The programme will appear in our
next issue.
The Ohio river is on a "boom." There
has been a rise of about twenty feet at
Cincinnati during the last three or four
days. All the other tributaries are falling,
and its is not probable that this spasmodic
rise in the Ohio will materially effect the
lower Mississippi,
Complaint has been made to us, by
several parties owning teams, that the boys
of the city have again commenced playing
ball upon our streets, thereby frightening
their horses. It would be well if the ' offi
cers would keep an eye, upon the youngsters
and I'm Lid this dangerous practice.
A heavenly body is about to tear itself
out of its sphere aud will strike this coun
try between February loth ami 21st, 181.
The Nebraska Watchman says so. This
being true Jim Suiumerwell should post
pone the raising of Uncle Sam's flag pole
a little while longer only about a year
in order that it may not lie demolished, or
wafted to glory m its infancy.
--Three boys of this city, named respec
tively ('harley Hodges,. Samuel Tavlor and
John Porter, having heard that nothing
tends so much to enlarge the mind as trav
eling, undertook to walk to St. Louis the
othtr day. it was with the ureatest ell'ort
that they got as far as Pulaski, when, being
tired of sleeping iu barns and upon rail
roads ties in box cars, they resolved to re
turn. Young Hodges now supports him
sell with a stick as he walks along our
streets mid the other two are under medical
treatment.
"There is a nrghty power iu silence,
mi I silence is frequently an evidence ot
power. There are many men so weak that
they cannot hold their tongues, or keep
their mouth shut. The man who oil'ciids
not iti words is a perlect man, able to bri
dle the whole body. He who can control
his tongue can control his entire nature.
Hence silence is a token of powej of re
served force, lie who knows how to
keep silence knows how to speak,
and often his silence is more impressive
than his speech." The above from an ex
change is very pretty and hence we give
place to it. But for ull that it is not "the
thing." How would our readers relish
tnese columns, through which we speak,
should wc.like Brother Davis, dally indulge'
in nothing but brilliant flashes of silence?
Tho Massac Journal fiays: "The ap
pearance of representative colored men on
our juries is an evidence of tho march of
intellect aud the death of caste. Dr. J. H.
Magee, Rufus Mitchell, Reuben Bryant and
Lewis Perkins, tho four colored grand ju
rors, are men of cultivation and refinement,
well qualified to discharge their obligations
as jurors." Tln V'raarcli of intellect" in
Massac county is slow indeed if these col
ored gentlemen are tho first who have been
permitted to serve on juries; but we can
easily account for the "slowness of this
'march of intellect,1 since the county is thor
oughly radical. In Pope county, the radi
cal stronghold of this district, they would
as soon think of putting the negro back
into slavery as permitting him to serve on a
jury; but in Alexander county, where no
body is radical enough to do any harm, they
have served for years, on the most impor
tant cases, without even causing comment.
As a rule the sole purpose and aim of
merchants is to make money. All their de
sires thoughts and energies are directed to
that end. It is the secret impetus of all
their dealings. But there are two very dis
tinct classes of merchants. They who try
to realize very big profits, and they who are
satisfied with a small advance on their com
modities. The former hold decidedly
speculative ideas, care little for small trans
actions and despise tho slow process of a
gradually growing business. The latter,
however, prove conclusively their mode of
doing business by their motto "slow but
sure." They thoroughly understand their
merchandise with all its varying grades ami
prices, and are perfectly posted about the
latest quotations. They dispose of their
wares at small prolits and at every oppor
tunity, because the quantity will make up
far it. They are the conservative, solid
merchants, who keep their heads cool and
their balance on the right side, whose sleep
is refreshing, whose slumber is uudisturb
ed by notes payable, drafts coming in with
every mail; and who advertise in The Bul
letin. Not a few people have been under the
impression that the notices which have
from time to time appeared in these col
umns, urging them to pay their taxes, and
stating that unless they did so the unpaid
taxes would bear interest at one per cent,
per month after May 1st, were only inserted
to frighten them into paying their taxes and
have acted upon this belief. In order to
set them right in this matter and to show
that commencing with to-day one per cent,
per month will certainly be added, unless
their taxes are paid to-dav, we quote the fol
lowing which iithe one hundred and seventy-seventh
section of the Revised Statutes of
Illinois: "All real estate upon which taxes
remain unpaid on the tenth day of March,
annually or at the time the town or district
collector makes return of his I took s to the
county collector, shall be deemed delin
quent; an u all such due and unpaid taxes
shall bear interest after the first day of May
at the rate of one per cent, per mouth until
paid or forfeited; parts or fictions of a
month shall be reckoned as a month, and all
such collections on account of interest shall
be paid into the county treasury to be used
for county purposes."
On the 2Gth inst. the s'xty-tirst anni
versary of Odd Fellowship was celebrated
in .Metropolis in regal style. A number of
invitations -vere sent out from that city to
the surrounding towns, including Cairo,
which requested the presence of all mem
bers of the order on the day
above mentioned. The attendance was
quite large. Among those who attended
from this city was Judge Green who was
invited to address the fraternity. From the
Metropolis Democrat we see that he made
one of his usual flowery speeches, w hich re
ceived the encomiums of the audience.
Among other things he siid that he had
come from the court-house where brother
was arrayed against brother, where wrang
ling was the rule, where hatred sat opposite
the demon of revenge; that when he went
into court he always went booted and spur
red, but when he went into the Odd Fel
lows lodge he felt the most perfect of rest,
from the fact that there the reigning spirits
were just the opposite of those before men
tioned. The judge happily referred to the
brethren of a foreign state separated by a
mighty stream, yet, he said, that, notwith
standing the efforts of politicians to stir up
strife and to draw dividing lines, OJd Fel
lowship came in and brought together the
sections and so welded the links with the
strong cement of friendship; that after all
they were lriends nnd brethren, lie then
referred to the enlarged privileges nnd
righfs of women in the state of Illinois, and
ascribed their higher privileges to benign
infill nee wielded by Odd Fellowship.
"A reader of Tin: l!i i.i.i.tin" claims to
have been justilied in the assumption that
we had placed The Bi i,i.i:tin on the side
of those who deny immortality, because we
said that it seemed to us that the action of
the brain only had solar been proven. We
do not see how he could have come to
such a conclusion, unless In; takes the
ground that a belief m the existence in man
of an immortal spirit must, of necessity, be
uascu upon posn.vo prom, m tins re.-pect i
we dilVer with our curro-pondon!, who, by
the way. is a gentleimn of rare attainments
lor whom and whose opinions we have pro
found respect. We will not now
say why we do not consider
the multifarious reasonings and conjectures,
in support of immortality, that have so far
come under our observation as positat.
ru'MiK of the, existence or indestructibility
ot tho soul; for thai would involve us in a
discussion, which would bo a tiolation of
our resolution not to allow oursclf to be
drawn into a usoloss religious controversy,
This difference in our opinions as to what
would form the proper foundation for a bo
lief in Immortality, seems to have been the
cause of all our correspondent's, trouble
For, since our belief in a spiritual man does
not rest upon tho theories of tho day wo
could safely say that they were uot u good
foundation for it without destroying
our faith or "placing The Bixletln upon
the sido of those who deny the existence
of the soul." But apparantly uot so with "A
Reader," who seems to consider them a
firm basis for Ids faith, which would fall,
were that basis demolished. Since we did
indicate all the arguments of Mr. Weud
ling, which we deemed vulnerable and at
tempted to prove so in our original criti
cism, we think a careful rending of it,
would have avoided all misunderstanding
between us and "A Reader."
Mrs. MeGrath, the white lady who
keeps the lodging house on Fourth street
in which the rouster died whom we men
tioned in yesterday's Bci.lktis. has been
compelled to draw upon her own slender
puv.se and dispose of the remains. We
would not mention this fact but that it is
very palpable that some official has neg
lected his duty in leaving the body upon
the woman's hands. Dr. Wood, who is the
overseer of the poor, knew that the remains
were there, but would not listen to the re
quest that he should bury them. The
negro was a marine and had the certificate
to that effect upon his person, but Dr. Car
ter, of the marine hospital, firmly refused
to see to it that the remains
were placed beneath the ground.
Coroner Fitzgerald would not touch them
because the negro had died a natural
death. Mr. Fisher, Mayor Thistlewood
and County Commissioner Halliday were
consulted as to what should be done and
who should do it, but were iuditferent
about the atTair. Had Mrs, MeGrath taken
the remains and placed them into the street
she would, perhaps, have been as free from
blame , its either of these gentlemen,
all of whom are public officials.
In reference as to who shall bury the re
mains we find the following law,
which is chapter 107, section ol the
Revised Statutes: "When any non-resident.
or any person not coming within the defini
tion of a pauper, of any county or town,
shall fall sick, not having money or proper
ty to pay his board, nursing an 1 medical aid,
the overseer of the poor of the town or pre
cinct ( who js Dr. Wot l,i iu which he may
be, shall give, or cause to be givcu him,
such assistance as they may deem necessary
and proper, or catis him to be conveyed
to his home, subject to such rules v.i 1 reg
ulations m the county board may pre-cribe;
ANO IK HE SHALL IllK. fAfsfi
IMM TO UK DECENTLY l'.CHIED."
This is the law, and, we believe it to be
the only one covering the case, Would
it have been amiss it either of the above
named public officers had .sufficiently inter
ested themselves in the arfuir to look it up
and ascertain whose duty it was to bury the
body.' Would either of tla-m have received
the condemnation of our people had tlu-v
done this and after having found the law,
urged the proper officer to comply with it:
RESULTS OF VIVISECTION.
INTEKKsTIXi, E -I lllMKYI's 1'lloK. .Vol i'
snows now ri-.oi'i.K a he tkin. poison
in Tit Kl II DAILY KOI U) A HiOI.IRC Nil '(';
OK DYSPEPSIA SCI l.NTI K .C'AI '.Y DEMi IX
STHATED. V m tUe New Yurk Tri'iime.
A series of highly interesting experiments
with dogs lias been lately made by Prof.
Mott. and in the Scientific American of
Feb. 7 a detailed account is given. Toe
disclouises are so unpleasant ami startling,
coming home, ns they do, to every one, that
we believe they should be givcu the great
est publicity. ' The effort J r. Mott is 'mak
ing to purity our articles of kitchen iwe
should receive the support of evei think
ing man and woman. There has been too
much indifference on this subject an indi
fference that has resulted in Amci leans earn
ing the title of "a race of dyspep,;." l,jv
on, year after year, is introduced into the
stomach with a criminal disregard to cons
queiiees that is appalling. If every purvey
or of domestic supplies will carefully consi
der the result of Dr. Mott's experiments, as
detailed in the Scientific American, one of
the greatest, if not the greatest, of these
evils wi II be corrected.
Dr. Mott says: "The introduction of
alum in flour, for various purposes, has
been a trick of the baker for the past lull
years. Fortunately for society, its Introduc
tion is limited now to a few" iniscny uloiis
bakers. Iu England. France and Germany
it js un oifeuse punishable by fine and im
prisonment to use .ilumu in connection with
articles of food. It should be so in Ameri
ca. The Royal Raking Powder Company, of
this city, a long-estatilished corporation,
celebrated for the absolute purity of their
goods, some time ago commenced a vigor
ous warfare against many of their competi
tors who were indulging in hurtful adul
teration. The contest excited great inter
est in scientific circles, n which TW. An
gell, Dr. Mott nnd other leading lights took
a very prominent part. The experiments of
Dr. Mott are a result of this discussion, nnd
go to prove conclusively that the most dan
gerous adulteration that a eomnnin'ty has
to guard against is alum in baking powder,
lit his piper, the Doctor says: "It was with
diflienlty I fouu I a suit.ible place to con
duct the experiments so that the animals
would iet disturb the neighborhood : but,
through the courtesy of the Commissioner
of the Dock Department, I secured a shed
on their premises, foot of Sixteenth street
mid East River. This shed I had complete
ly remodeled into a suitable house, hav'ng
tho dimensions f about 1(1x14x13 feet.
Sixteen stalls were made inside, having the
dimensions of :ix2x3, feet, Tho bottom of
each coiiipartiiuut wns covered wih straw-
making a pleasant lied for dogs. I thoti
secured 10 dogs from the pound, waich
were all carefully examined to
sue if they were in a perfect sta of
health. Nono but tho strong, healthy dogs
woro selected. The breed, age, food, color,
uud weight of every dog was carefully
noted' Each dog was then confined to a
stall and securely chained, nnd they a'l re
coired a number, from 1 to 10. T com
menced my experiments on the 9th of Scf
tembcr, aud tlnishod Dec. a. My assistant
wan with tho dogs from morning until
night, and never left the animals without
first securely bolting nnd locking the dog
house. No stranger was allowed to enter
tho Louse unaccompanied either by myself
or my assistant, and the dogs never received
a mouthful of food or miythiiig else from
any one except from my assistant or myself.
I will now detail the result of my experi
ments: "Dog Xo. 1 Breed of dog, coach. Age,
1 year. Health, perfect. Food, bread and
crackers. Color, spotted black ami white.
eight, M pounds.
"To this dog, on the morning of the tnli
of September, was given eight biscuits at
8:10 o'clock. The biscuit were made by
myselfjtts follows: One quart floursifted,3D
teaspoons alum baking powder, 3 cups wa
ter, 1 tablespoon butter, 23 biscuits made
weighing 27 ounces; time of bakin", 20
minutes. 3
"AtlliHO, just three hours and twenty
minutes, the dog was taken very sick, vom
iting profusely; his vim and brightness of
eye find departed, and he trembled consid
erably in his limns."
Experiments were then made upon Hire,
dogs with biscuits containuig only lo
teaspoons of alum baking powder. The
result indicated that some animals are
more liable to yield to the effects of poison
ous substances than others are. When, on
the other hand, three other dogs were' f I
with biscuits made with pure cream of tar
tar baking powder, no ill effects were ex
perienced. They ate and atf wi'h an evi
dent relish, day after day, ami even whined
for more.
It was nest necessary to discover wlut
effect alum has on the solvent power of
the gastric juice. Iu order to obtain some
pure gastric juice, a curious device was re
sorted to. Dr. .Mott sent several dogs to
Prof. Arnold, Medical Department of the
University of New York, who inserted a
small nietalie tube directly through the
skin and into the stomach of each one of
them, when the dogs were in a perfect
healthy condition. Prof. Arnold sent to
Dr. Mott some gastric juice, which was pro
dueed by tickling the lining of the stomach
of the dogs with a leather or gln.vs roeJ
which cau.-,cd the gastric juice to flow out
of the tube into a receptacle placed under
math the dog to receive it.
Dr. Mott, aided by Prof. Schedler, then
began some experiments with the four sam
ples of gastric juice, which he had receded
from Prol. Arnold, to discover the effect o"
the gastric juice in which alum had been
dissolved iqiou fibrine, a white, very easily
digested substance having a basis 'of coagu
lated blood. The tibrine was imperfectly
digested, and the experiments were very
important, as showing that alum can check
the digestion of so easily digested a sub
stance as li brine. They indicate therefore,
how dangerous it is to introduce these two
s ilts into our stomachs, if we do not wisii
to excite indigestion and dyspepsia. Fur
ther experiments showed that the digestive
power of the gastric juice is eutiiely de
stroyed by alum, so far as its power of
dissolving the more indigestible substancei
like the boiled white of an egg, is con
cerned. Dr. Mott then dctcrmin-d to lcaro
whether alumina could be found in the
various organs of the ldy if a dog was
fed with hydrate ot alumina. He found
a considerable quantity "f the stuff in the
bloo 1, liver, kidneys, and hrart.
The Doctor goes on to describe the dif
ferent symptoms exhibited by these dogs
as they passed through almost every phase
of animal agony until they were left in a
complete Mat' of physical prostration. To
those especially interested in the details or
this subject the article in ti c Scientific
Amcrieun supplement will give most com
plete information, and we will spare the
sympathetic reader the account of the suf
ferings of these dumb brutes,
Dr. Mott's conclusions, after making these
experiments, are of vital interest to every
one who cith-r makes or eats bread, and
therefore concern all.
"These experiments." said he recently,
while speaking before the American Chem
ical Society, "clearly demonstrate that the
salts left in the biscuit when a cream of tar
tar baking power is used are perfectly
harmless, but when an alum baking pow
der is used are very dangerous, for in every
case where dogs were fed on biscuits made
with such powders the dogs were made very
sick, causing them to vomit profusely, lose
all energy, and show weakness in their
limbs."
It is a clear and triumphant corroboration
of the assertions oftjie Royal Making Pow
der Company, and entitles them to the grati
tude ami support of the community they
are endeavoring to protect. As they claim,
and Dr. Mott has shown, bread made of
alum is totally unfit for human or animal
food. 'Tis true, in the bread of domestic
consumption there may not be as large a
proportion of baking powders a was iu the
bread used by Dr. Mott, and that accounts
for the fact that the smyptonis in the read
er are not so well defined as they were iu
the experiments in question. How many
there are of our immediate friends stitlering
from this evil, scientific investigation will
alone reveal : but many n lingering and suf
fering invalid, with no defined idea of his
trouble, can easily trace it to its source by
stopping the use of alum powders, substitut
ing some brand like the Royal Baking Pow
der, whose manufacturers have a competent
chemist in their exclusive employ, who rig
idly analyzes every ingredient before its
lncoporation into their powder. The old
cry of "honesty being tho best policy" may
be worn threadbMiv. but its truth will hold
forever, and while adulterations and short
weights abound, it is a pleasure to see at
least one in tho trade strenuously endeavor
ing to give full weights nnd pure goods.
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