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In Great Numbers.
"Th amount of morphine used by
women in N York is increasing at
an alarming a a id a physician.
"I do not give the drug at all, save in
extreme cases, for I believe we doctors
are largely responsible for the spread
of the evil. I seems such an easy, mer
ciful thing to relieve acute suffering by
a dose of morphine, and it would be all
right if the patients couldn't get the
drug themselves. They can get it.
There's the trouble.
I was called to see one of my pa
tients last week. She is a wealthy wo
man. She developed the morphine habit
two years ago. when she had a serious
illness. Since then she has had period
ical sprees with morphine, in spite of
all we could do to prevent her She al
ways says that the deplorable state she
gets into is due to other causes, but I
can tell, as soon as I see her, whether
she has been taking morphine Last
week, when I went to see her, she was
a nervous wreck and said she had been
agonizing with rheumatism. Rheuma
tism is a handy thing. A doctor can't
swear that a patient hasn't got it. I
accused the woman of having been on
a morphine spree She denied it. I ap
pealed to her husband. searched her
bureau and chiffonier and found 200
morphine pills. She had bought them
all at one time, but wouldn't tell who
sold them to her.
"Of course there's a law against sell
ing morphine except on prescription,
but a morphine fiend can always get it
if he is persistent, and generally he is
so. A physician can tell a habitual
morphine taker at a glance. So can a
druggist. Th latter reads the unmis
takable signs a man's face and, if he
hasn't a conscience, will sell the mor
phine victim what he wants Th drug
gist knows that the purchaser will guard
the secret quite as closely as he could
But, if a person with no symptoms of
the morphine habit wants to buy the
drug, he will probably have great diffi
culty in getting it. N pharmacist, even
if not particularly reputable, wants to
take the chances of being hauled up for
a breach of the law
"I am constantly running across
cases of the morphine habit, especially,
as I said, among women Th life they
lead when active socially uses up their
nerves, and they take rnoiphme for neu
lalgia until they can't get along with
out it Usually they are ashamed ot the
habit and conceal it carefully, but tome
times they are quite oren about it,
take their morphine regularly and will
not listen to leason Not a month ago a
beantirul young woman showed me a
new chatelaine ornament she had just
bought It was a remarkably handsome
gold case, studded with jewels, and look
ed like a vinaigrette Th top opened,
and inside a tiny hypodermic
syringe and tube of morphine. I said
something more forcible than polite and
tried to make her see the insanity of
the thing, but she only laughed and
told me she earned moiphm pills in
her chatelaine bonbonmere, so that she
would be all right if she happened to be
whei she couldn't use the hypodermic,
which bhe prefeired I threatened to
tell her husband, but she said he knew
about it and didn't care She didn't
bother him, and he didn't bother her I
went to the husband and he merely
shi ugged his shoulders and said he ne
er mterfeied with his wife Then I le
lieved my mind cgaia and told Irin
what I thought of him—and now there
is one family less on my list of patients
"That was an exceptional case, I ad
mit Usaally relatives and friends of a
person who takes morphine do every
thing possible to break up the habit,
but a morphine fiend is remarkable for
cleverness A great many women who
don't want any one to know that they
have the habit work the physicians for
morphine. I know women of good fam
ily who never go more than weeks
without terrible attacks of neuralgia or
rheumatism or something else that
causes excruciating agony. Th doctor
is called in and tries to relieve the wo
man, but nothing relieves her until he
tries morphine If he is clever enough
to see tiuough the thing and too con
scientious to help out the little farce,
he gives up the case Another doctor is
called in and another, until one pre
scribes what is wanted That's an old,
old game Many a struggling young
doctor has thought his fortune made
because a wealthy woman his neigh
borhood called him m, but when she is
seriously ill she goes back to her old
doctor She only wants the new one to
prescribe morphine for her neuralgia.
"There's no excuse in the world for
a doctor acquiring the morphine habit.
knows better. Ye some of the doc
tors do it One famous old N York
doctor used to take his morphine as
legularly as he took his breakfast, and,
whenever he gaT. a hypodermic injec
tion to a patient, he took one himself
while he had the syringe out, just for
sociability, I suppose never went
to pieces under it. but I presume he
would have done so in time.
N one but a physician can realize
how this special vice is increasing and
how serious a problem it presents. A
a class .the medical profession takes a
strong stand against it, but I confess
I'm feeling rather discouraged. Th
person takes a dose of morphine
for anything within the limits of en
durance is a fool—but the world is full
of fools."—Ne York Sun.
A Illustration
Teacher—John, illustrate the differ
ence between sit and set.
Bright and Patriotic Bo Th
United States is a country on which
(the sun never sets and the rest of the
world never sits.—Detroit Journa
A Simpl S me ot time Bfotoraum
at Mad Ki G*».
People near the N York entrance
of the bridge saw a balky horse frus
trated with delightful ease the other
day by a man who openly-confessed
that he had no practical or theoretical
knowledge of horsemanship. was
the motorman of a Fourth avenue car
bound toward the terminal at the
bridge. Th horse was one of those an
gular, cockeyed, ungainly beasts that
no amount of currying and feeding
could make respectable,
I had stopped square in the middle
of the track and had spread its feet
apart as though its mind was made up
to bold the street against the world In
a few minutes four trolley cars were
backed up behind the cart and more
were sight down Center street. Mb
tormen, conductors, truck drivers, as
sorted citizens and a policeman stood
around and gave the usual advice. Th
driver kicked the horse and or
three men called to the policeman to
stop him. Then they in turn made hu
mane suggestions about starting a fire
under the beast's stomach. A woman
said that it would be easy enough for
any one to coax him along with a lump
of sugar.
The motorman of the fifth trolley
car, which had by this time reached the
end of the blocked line, walked up and
surveyed the situation.
"Whoseca is this? he asked, point
ing to the first car that had come up
behind the wagon to which the balky
horse was attached.
"It's in said another motorman,
was fingering a brass motor handle
as though he would like to brain the
horse with it.
The motorman from the rear hoisted
the car's front fender and strapped it
in place, folded against the dashboard.
N he said to the motorman
who had claimed the car, "g ahead,
very easy." Then, turning to the dis
consolately profane driver of the horse,
he said, "Ge up and take hold of the
The car ran forward until the fender
reached the tailboard of the wagon.
N said the self appointed master
of ceremonies to his fellow motorman,
"start up as fast as you durn please,
and don't stop until you get to the
The car started. Th wagon started.
The horse the shafts simply had to
start slid and shoved back foi a
few inches and then bioke into a help
less gallop. The car came banging along
behind, giving the horse no chance to
change his and balk again Th
spectators cheered ,Th ingenious mo
torman looked the assembly over with
a sneer.
S a he said. "Say Some people
are dead slow,
N York Su
An Inciden W Aptl Illustrate
His a
To illustrate the deliberateness of the
modern Englishman let me tell of a hat
which blew off a mechanic's head on
the top of a bns crossing Albert bridge.
A stiff breeze blew the Thames, and
the hat was whirled against the side of
the bridge and then went spinning
down the footway the opposite di
rection from that which the omnibus
pursued. I a said the mechanic,
reaching over and touching the driver
on the shoulder, "m 'at's blowed off."
The duve fidgeted a moment at this
sudden interruption, then took a tight
er grasp of the reins and clacked to the
horses to quicken their pace. Th hat
and the vehicle spun along in opposite
ways ''I say, ''river," said the mechan
ic, "m 'at's blowed off Th driver
fidgeted again, but now his mind grasp
ed the situation, though most unwill
"It 'as, 'as he said, turning to
the man "Well, then, that'll teach
you to buy 'ats to fit your 'ead. I 'ad a
'ole lot ot 'ats blow off before I made
up me to get 'em to fit me 'ead.
After that I 'ad no more trouble."
The hat was still bowling along and
as now at the farther end of the
bridge. Th mechanic looked at it
dully. I was in a fever of gratuitous
impatience for the bus to stop or for
the man to climb down. Th driver
turned back to his work and clucked to
his horses, who quickened their gait.
Just then a vagrant stopped the flight
of the hat and ran and caught the bn
and got a penny for his pains. So every
one was happy, even L—Julia Ralph
in Harper's Magazine.
Payn' Fearfu "Writing.
James Payn's chirography is some
thing fearful to contemplate. I is sim
ply execrable. Th Academy tells a nice
story about Payn' "bewildering hand
writing.' Miss Jane Barlow sent a
poem as a first contribution to Th
Cornhill when Pay was its editor.
Think of the lady receiving a brief line
which she interpreted as follows: I
have no use for silly verses."
Of course Miss Barlow indulged in
lopious tears. There never as such an
ill mannered snub. Then she com
menced to study the scrawl. N came
a gleam of light, for she dimly made
out what it really was, I hope to use
your pretty verses."
Alas, when you are, as a poet, "de
clined with thanks," there is today no
possibility of error, forth fatal missive
is always typewritten.
in in a
"Whil woman may have her face on
the dollar." said the cornfed philoso
pher, looking thoughtfully at the coin,
"yet, to tell the truth, she is more apt
to have her eye on the 88 cents."—In
dianapolis Journal.
The depth of water affects the speed
of steamers very considerably, the ves
sels moving more slowly in shallow
than in deep water.
About one German woman
27 works in a factory.
in every
SoatC of he at he Inter
esting I on Presents^
"There are lot* of mysterious things
about the phonograph that puzzle even
those are most familiar with their
mechanism, remarked a gentleman
who has had long experience in the
talking machine business. "A a mat
ter of fact, no scientist has ever been
able to explain exactly the thing
talks. They say a 'duplicate vibration'
is set up but when you pin them down
they all are obliged to admit that they
don't know the operation of the
transmitter should produce any such
result. Then, again, the difficulty in re
cording certain tones has always been a
"The most improved form of the ma
chine has, as you know, an extremely
large cylinder, nearly four times the
size of the ordinary one, and for some
unknown reason it very materially in
creases the volume of sound. I would
seem, then, to be a logical inference
that the bigger the cylinder the louder
the tone, and, proceeding on that theory,
a very bright young electrician of this
city started the other day to build an
instrument that as really gigantic.
"H put it together without much
trouble and made an experimental cyl
inder nearly a foot in diameter. I was
present when it was tested. Every part
of the machine worked perfectly, and a
beautifully engraved record was secur
ed, but when the transmitter was at
tached we were astonished to find that
the sound was barely audible. A near
ly as we could figure it out the tone
was magnified up to a certain point by
making the cylinder larger, but beyond
that the process was reversed, and it
was progressively diminished. Queer,
wasn't it ?"—Ne Orleans Times-Dem
Complain Tha It I Not he Model
Affair Claime or It.
A English writer has evidently
suffered inveighs rather severely against
the long extolled thrift of the French
housekeeper, which, if it be thrift, is,
according to his notion, pernicious
economy. considers the meager
messes served and reserved until the
last scrap is consumed which make
the course dinner of the French people
most unsatisfactory and far from ap
petizing "I has been said,'' he quotes,
"that a French housekeeper will serve a
grilled chicken foot, making it a sub
stantial course." This he denies—not
the service, but the substantial part
of it
A to the soup of the provincial
French home, he asserts it is not a
thing to be described by the uninitiated,
and it is certainly not meant for a deli
cate palate. It tastes like hot water in
which quantities of cabbage have been
boiled "Then, he goes on to affirm,
"the only dish of meat will often con
sist of that which has been used in the
making of the soup
This testimony is borne out by Amer
ican travelers, who get very tired of
soup meat as a dinner dish. Fo the
flavoring and finishing of a dish the
French are doubtless unsurpassed, but
the allegation that the sauce is made
more important than the substantial
and that the garnishing takes prece
dence over the dish it surrounds is not
without considerable foundation. Th
well known story of the French cook
who wo a wager by serving a boot
heel scraped and stewed and simmered
and finally served with an entrancing
sauce is a good illustration of much
French cooking.
Census Talking: In China.
In china census methods are simple
They don't have much trouble to take
a census there Whe the time for mak
ing a count of the families and their
individual members comes aiound, the
head of each house is compelled by law
to write on a slip of paper the number
of individuals living with him and the
name of each person Th authorities
lay particular stress upon correct spell
ing, and there is a severe penalty at
tached to any misrepresentation either
as to the number of persons or their
names. This obviates in the beginning
the wrestling with unpronounceable
names, which helps to make life inter
esting for the American census taker,
and reduces the enumeration of the
population of a Chinese city to a very
simple process.
Sensitiv Clocks.
A Lewiston (Me.) merchant has in
his store an old fashioned clock which
is peculiarly sensitive. I sometimes
stops, and if any one steps into the
store or goes by it will start again,
and if a horse steps on a certain spot in
the street it will start.
A an happened to notice it and
had one like it himself said that
his would not run after he had started
his furnace in the fall. In the spring,
after he ceased to keep a fire, it would
run all right.
Great Lover of W a
The Siamese are more devoted to the
water than any other nation in the
world. They are nearly always bath
ing, generally with their clothes on,
and they never go anywhere by land if
they can possibly go by water. Th
streets of Bangkok are like those of
Venice, and the inhabitants say that
their idea of paradise would be a town
with canals where there were currents
in both directions, so that they might
be spared the effort of rowing.
Not a Sharks
In his book on Australia, Richard Se
mon declares that the prevailing ideas
of danger from sharks are greatly exag
gerated. Individual sharks may possi
bly, he thinks, develop cannibal tastes,
but such are exceptions, rarer than
man eating tigers and crocodiles. Th
divers and fishermen in the Torres
strait, where big sharks abound, do
not show the least fear of them.»
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