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Just Say "I'm Sick"
And I Will Send You a Way
To Get Well.
Just write a postal "card and tell me which book you need.
That is all.
Then I will send you an order—good at any drug store—for
six bottles Dr. Shoop's Restorative. Tou may take it a month
at my risk to learn what it can do. If it succeeds, the cost is
$5.50. If it fails, I will pay the druggist myself. And your mere ..
word shall decide it.
That is my way of convincing you.
Could you come to my office I would show you a vault filled
with 65,000 letters from people whom I have cured. You would
not need the month's test to convince you then.
But you who can't come here —you who don't know me—are
apt to doubt a stranger's claims.
So I prove my faith in my treatment by letting you take the
remedy, then you can decide whether you or I shall pay.
I have labored a lifetime to perfect a remedy that would
strengthen the inside nerves, and my Restorative does that. It
brings back the only power that makes the vital organs act.
When an organ fails in its duty, the nerve power is weak.
There is usually no other cause. The organ is like an engine
that needs more steam; and no skill in the world can remedy
the trouble till the organ has power to act.
My Restorative brings back that power, and that is the secret
of my success. When that is done, the weak organ is well, unless
a cause like cancer makes a cure impossible.
In the past 12 years I have furnished my Restorative on trial
to over half a million sick ones. Nearly all of the cases were
difficult; many were desperate. Other treatments had failed in
most of them. Yet 39 out of each 40 have paid for the treatment
gladly, because they were cured. There are 39 chances in 40 that
I can cure you, and you shall not lose a penny if I fail.
Book No. 1 on Dyspepsia.
Simply state which book is want- Book No. 2on the geart^
ed, and address Dr. Shoop, Box Boole No. 4f 6r "Women.
761 Racine Wis. Book No. 6 for Men (sealed).
Book No. 6 on Rheumatism.
Mild cases, not chronic, are often cured by one or two bottles.
Dr. Shoop'-s Restorative is sold by all druggists.
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Man Goes to City and County
Institutions t»o Be Treated
for Alcoholism and Ob
serves His Surroundings—
Tells the Tale of Three
Weeks in a Modern Institu
tion Devoted to Healing.
I have been a patient in' the city and
icounty hospital of St. Paul for three
weeks. I went there unacquainted with
any one in the building. To be strictly
honest I had been on a "spree" and was
afraid that I would have an attack of
delirium tremens. Part of the time
I was in the basement, or emergency
,ward, the worst quarters in the hos
pital; part of the time I was in ward
B, one of the best sections of the in
I was treated no better and no worse
than any of the rest of the. patients.
No one knew that I was a newspaper
man until just as J was ready to leave.
For the first forty-eight hours of my
stay in the hospital I was asleep most
of the time. I have a faint recollec
tion of two doctors —who I found out
afterward were Dr. Dunning and Dr.
Lewis—talking about strychnine at the
foot of the cot on which I lay. Then I
remembered a soft-voiced nurse coming
to my side with gentle tread and giv
ingl me medicine. The sleep probably
saved me from delirium.
The third night I was in the emer
gency ward I looked at the foot of the
bed and saw several faces with eyes
glaring intently at me. The sleep, how
ever, had fortified my mind against
such visions. At once there came to
me the remembrance of the old story:
A man lay in bed after a spree with
a revolver unTter his pillow. He saw
a monkey perched on the footboard of
the bed —at least he thought he saw
one. He carefully took the revolver
from under his pillow and pointed it
at the supposed monkey. Then he
"If you're a monkey," said he, "you're
in a h 1 of a fix, because I'm' going
to shoot.
"If you ain't a monkey, then I'm in
a h 1 of a fix, because I've got 'em."
I laughed at the recollection and my
mind wandered off on other subjects.
After that there was enough divertise
ment in the room to keep any one from
having jim-jams. A stalwart chap
who occupied a bed in the opposite
corner of the room suddenly broke out
with a violent attack of mania a potu.
With a leap and a yell he was at the
'door, where he was grabbed by the
muscular attendant.
"They're after me!" he shouted,
"they've got a Gatling gun turned on
me. I must get away."
In less than a minute four doctors,
all but one of whom was clad in a
b"ath robe and slippers, were on the
scene. Miss Brown, the -pretty night
nurse, brought the leather cuffs and
straps and the patient was soon secure
ly tied to the cot.
"He's got 'em good and hard," said
one of the doctors.
Dr. Lewis felt the man's pulse and
gave some instructions to the nurse.
In a moment a powerful sedative was
given him. It had no effect, however.
For seventy-two hours the delirious
man never closed his eyes. With all
his raving, however, he was a gentle
man. Never did .a profane or vulgar
word pass his lips, and whenever a
nurse approached her presence seemed
to quiet him.
Visions of Delirium.
On the whole, the man's experiences
In delirium were rather pleasant. He
saw beautiful women clad in hand
some gowns; birds in gorgeous plum
age flitted before his eyes; he sipped
tea and cake in Japanese tea gardens
and drank dry champagne in Ameri
can hotels. Only once in every few
hours would he appear frightened, and
then it was only for a short time till
he got out of range of the revolver
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and cures the
which he thought I was pointing at
By the side of his bed was nothing
but a solid blank wall. Yet the pa
tient's imagination placed a window in
this wall, and through it he saw vis
ions which, from the look of rapture
on his face, must have been beatific.
Horses raced madly down the stretch
before his eyes; beautiful opera sing
ers entranced him with enchanting mu
sic; pretty English bar-maids served
him with drinks, and from the disjoint
ed remarks which he made he seemed
to be in a veritable palace of delight.
"Come on, boys," he said one after
noon. "Sit down and drink with me.
We'll break training and drink a toast
to the best football team of the best
university in the United States."
, In years gone by the man was a
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But even his rugged frame and vig
orous constitution began to give way
under the strain. He tugged at the
straps which bound him, and at one
time thought he was in jail. Finally,
when he had been ninety hours without
sleep a look of care came over Dr.
Lewis' face as he approached him.
He had given him hypodermic in
jections of morphine and almost ev
erything known to medical science
which would produce sleep. At last
some red fluid was brought the pati
ent in a glass—it looked like whis
ky. An hour after he drank it he fell
into a profound slumber which lasted
for nearly forty-eight hours, being
only broken when he took food and
medicine. When he awoke he was
perfectly rational and had no recollec
tion of what occurred during his de
In the room which I occupied in the
emergency ward were four cots. One
was occupied by a German, about
whom little is known. He is supposed
to have been injured by a trolley car,
as he was found by the side of the
track on Seventh street a month ago
with a wound in his head. He has
not recovered his reason, though at
times in his wandering he utters cer
tain abstruse chemical formulae cor
rectly. He is evidently, a man of ed
ucation and is probably a stranger
in St. Paul. From an empty envelope
found in his pocket it is thought his
name is Henry Ziegles.
The Emergency Ward.
There are many queer characters in
the emergency ward which is known
in aesculatpian terms as the "dirty
medical and surgical." Men are placed
there who are suffering from alcohol
ism, from insanity and other troubles
which the young society debutante is
supposed to know nothing about. Some
of the men are "crooks," or at least
have a knowledge of the way of th.c
inhabitants of the world of graft.
The other night I heard an old white
bearded man with a sore foot talking
to a young man for an hour. The use
of such words as "Chi," for Chicago;
the "sty," for the pentitentiary.and "the
front office," for the chief of detect
ives, was evidence that they were not
unfamiliar with the ways and the lan
guage of criminals.
However, the city hospital is not a
reformatory institution. Disease is
treated there, but it must be a disease
of the body and not a disease of the
morals. These men received just as
good care and attention as those who
occupied a private room and paid a
high price "for their treatment.
Another man in the emergency ward
came from the workhouse with typhoid
fever. There is no convenience at the
I house of correction for caring for pria-
oners who are 111, and so he was sent
to the city hospital. He was under
a sentence of ninety days, which the
time passed in the hospital completed.
During his convalescence he was a
willing inmate of the emergency ward,
but when his time expired he waff
coarse and vulgar in his express de
sire to leave the hospital and go home.
He was not in fit condition to leave,
but made himself a nuisance in the
ward by his clamor.
"See here, young man," said the in
terne who attended him. "You must
stay here quietly until we tell you to
go. If you don't, you will have to go
back to the workhouse and serve out
the seven weeks you have spent here.
It rests with us whether that time
counts on your sentence or not."
Where Orderlies Are Recruited.
It was a bluff, pure and "simple, but
it worked like a charm. The man from
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Some of the Children Were Born in the Hospital and some
ere Picked Up as Foundlings.
the workhouse uttered scarcely another
word for the several days he remained.
However, most of the men in the
emergency ward were good fellows.
All showed a willingness to work, and
it is from these ranks that the orderlies
of the hospital are recruited. In fact,
the nurses say that the men who are.
treated at the hospital for alcoholism
are the best workers during their con
valescence. Many of the patients in
the emergency ward are flat broke,
and they eagerly read the "Help
Wanted" columns of The Globe ev
ery morning to look for a chance to go to
work. Some of them get minor po
sitions in the hospital, which gives
them a good home and a small salary.
The city hospital is an ideal place
for the tramp, who is skillful in coun
terfeiting disease. In case he can fool
the doctors, he can have three square
meals a day and a good bed all win
ter. But the doctors at the hospital
acquires a good deal of wisdom by ex
perience and are not easily deceived.
Mike Murnane was the name a man
gave who came into the hospital about
two weeks ago. He was apparently
suffering agonies from rheumatism. He
took the colchicum, or whatever medi
cine was given him, with good grace,
but he ate his meals with a better
grace. All day long he would lie
quietly in bed, apparently unable to
move a limb without pain. At night,
however, he would get up in the ab
sence of the nurse and move around
the ward in a lively manner.
The other day Dr. Ancker, the super
intendent of the hospital, came into
the ward with a grim smile on his
face and went to the rheumatic pa
tient's cot.
"You'll have to go, Murnane," said
he; "you can't work your game on us
any longer. I've got your record.
You're known as 'Red-headed Mike,
the hospital fake,' and you "hive work
ed almost every hospital in the West."
Murnane, who saw the game was up,
jumped from bed when his clothes
were brought to him, dressed hurriedly,
and walked out of the ward whistling
"When the Robins Nest Again."- He
is now in the city hospital in Minneap
olis under another name.
Another character in the emergency
ward was formerly -a fireman in a city
not far from St. Paul. He has the
record of saving five lives and is a v
hale, hearty man of about fifty. He
works hard all day long and is a val
uable adjunct to the hospital.
He more than earns his board, but
is content with that and does not
want money.
His Besetting Sin.
"There Is nothing the matter with
me," said he in confidence the other
night, with the understanding that his
name would not be used. "Nothing in
the world the matter with me except
dipsomania. No one in the world ever
fought harder than me against the
liquor habit. Ten years ago I came
into possession of $12,000. I think
since then I have spent $5,000 on so
called whisky cures. I have been sev
eral times to the alleged gold cure.
I went to a cure in Minneapolis, to
one in St. Paul, to one at Cornwall-on
the-Hudson, and to one at Astoria.
I have been to the Washingtonian
Home in Chicago, the Washingtonian
Home in Boston, at Fort Hamilton,
N. V., and at the New York Christian
Home in Mt. "Vernon, N. Y. - I have
taken long sea voyages and have lived
on the plains, hundreds of miles from
"But given the opportunity and I
am a drunkard. I think it's an inherit
ed disease with me. My great-grand
father was the first chief justice of
one of the New England states. In his
house was in vogue the English cus
tom of removing the cloth after dinner
and drinking port wine. The tradi
tion is that he used to be carried from
his dining table to his bed five nights
out of seven.
"My grandfather was a judge, and
many of his decisions, though they
rank as good law today, were given
when he was in a state of inebriety.
My father was a member of congress
and was a hard drinker. His wine
cellar was celebrated in New England
and he used to buy whisky by the bar
rel and would not drink it till it had
been in the cellar ten years. Two of
my uncles, one a navy officer, the other
a lawyer, died of delirium tremens.
"You can see by this that I come
'honestly by my taste for liquor. I
admit that If I had the proper morale
I might be able to overcome it But
three generations of hard drinking
ancestors have weakened my will pow
er to such an extent that when my
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impaired Tiervous system demands
stimulants I am not strong enough
to resist the temptation.
"The only thing that at all takes
the place of whiskjr In pea system is
nitrate of strychnine. I mldfe that until
my nerves and musclefelcJ begin .to
twitch and then stop it for a week
or two.
"I am happy here. I am waiting
peacefully for the end. ' "t have done
wrong when I have beefa flrunk, but
when sober have lived an upright, hon
est life. As Omar Khayam says, 'I
am willing to trust my life tq that pow
er from which is came.'
"I led my class in college, the name
of which I do not care tO'tnention, and
was successful in my professional life.
Fifteen years ago I became a fireman,
overcome my disease —call it a moral,
mental or physical disease, as you like.
It did not do so.
"This is rather a sad end for an ed-
ucated man, but I think -mi the great
hereafter we shall be judged more
by our intentions in this "world than
by results caused by physical and men
tal weakness."
Patients Help With ths Work.
When patients in the are
convalescent they are asked to do light
work in th,e building. THis.is a good
thing 'firir them physically a^id a help
to the institution. It saves 1 money in
wages and in"this, way .better food
can be furnished, the" inniates'. Work
takes the patients* minds' 'fitt them
selves, and they "consequeritTy regain
their strength and spirits more quick
But the fact that work is asked of
some of the patients gives evidence
of the brutal and selfish weakness of
certain characters. Men who have
been at the hospital for weeks, who
have been skillfully treated for serious
diseases, who have had the advantage
of the best medical skill the North
west affords, who have cost the city
nearly $100 in food, medicine and ser
vice, will often refuse to make a bed
or fold a blanket.
"I .came here to be cured, not to
work," said a husky-looking man In
ward Bj'when he was asked by Miss
Jamesgoord, the head nurse, to as
sist in moving a patient. The man
looked strong enough to carry a ton of
coal an hour.
"I think you are. cured/ 43aid the
nurse, quietly, and^v another patient
helped her move tM^lfek' man from
his bed to a chair. V;V>
However, the episode did not end
then. The remark was reported to
the senior interne, the patient was ex
amined, his appearance, his movements
and his -"clinical chart showed that he
was well and strong:. His clothes were
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brought to him and he waaiJaimmarily
ordered out of the hospital.
Strict discipline is necessary in such
an Institution, and to the? rigid rules
which Dr. Ancker enforces much of
its 'aucceßS is due.
But now to look into the rules en
forced at the hospital. I did not find
them irksome and I obeyed every one
of them and did every bit of work ask
ed of me as well as I could. To be
personal, I am used to rather better
Jiving than is furnished at the hos
pital and am not used to the kind of
work done there. But I realized that
I was being treated for charity's sake
and every bit of work which I did
seemed to lessen the obligation. When
I peeled potatoes and carrots in the
kitchen one morning I felt that I had
almost earned my board for the day.a
I had the same feeling when I wash
ed the ironwork of forty small cots.
rFhc work was not hard and its intrin
sic value was slight. It was work, how
ever, and a help to the management of
the hospital. It removed the feeling
of pauperism which a man is bound to
feel when he is in such a place.
Most of Them Shirk.
As a matter of fact, about one-fifth
of the patients work willingly and with
a good grace; two-fifths work sullenly
and feel insulted when asked to carry
a tray or dust a rom; two-fifths try
in every possible manner to get out of
work altogether. They }ie,~f£ign sick
ness and make every manner of ex
cuse to avoid exertion. They are na
tural born paupers and the sooner they
go to their final home the: better the
world will be. When men .of this class
recover their health they receive scant
courtesy at the hospital. As soon as
they are well they are shipped off and
left to make their own \*tg^f iTo the
class which works willingly slight fa
vors are extended. Nursea are but
human, and who could blame them for
sneaking an extra glass of milk or cup
of tea to a willing worker 1? >
The women patients in.the hospital
also do their share of the work. The
morning I worked in the kitchen a
pretty girl, with a pale facfe and at
tenuated figure, came in trarid took a
chair near me and began to cut up
the potatoes which I had peeled. She
was convalescent from typhoid fever.
There were marks on her fingers where
rings had been worn and the look that
she gave me with eyes unashamed
made it evident that she knew some
thing of the lower world.
She began to cut up the potatoes.
She did not know how to do it. I be
gan to peel a lot of carrots. I didn't
know how to do that. ' I was cutting
away the skin Just as I had done the
"You're not doing that right," said
she. "You should scrape the skin off."
"You're not cutting the potatoes
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right," I replied. "They should be cut
into smaller pieces."
Then I showed her how to cut pota
toes in the style used by sheep-herd
ers in Arizona. The cook liked the
manner in which they were prepared
and gave us each a cup of coffee. The
girl snowed me how to peel carrots
and the morning passed away merrily.
I do not know the girl's name nor
where she lived, but she was certainly
a woman of education and dissipation
had not destroyed all marks of refine
ment in her face.
Are a Hungry Lot.
Work in the kitchen is eagerly
sought for by the men who are able to
do it. It may seem strange, but the
hospital life of a convalescent creates
an appetite for which many a million
aire would give half his fortune.
The food which is supplied the pati
ents is of a good quality and there is
plenty of it. There are mixed diets,
soft diets, house diets, light diets,
liquid diets, and milk diets, according
to the needs of the case -as seen by
the doctors. The mixed diet is the
heartiest. Here was what was served
one day last week to the patients who
pay riothing for their treatment.
An Egg. Oatmeal, Sugar and Milk.
Glass of Milk.
Bread and Butter. Coffee.
Vegetable Soup.
Roast Beef and Good Gravy.
Potatoes and Parsnips.
Glass of Milk.
An Egg. Corn Bread.
Molasses. Bread and Butter.
Toast. Tea.
This bill of fare seems to be good
enough for any one. I have dined at
Delmonico's and drunk with my meal
some of the famous General Arthur
sherry, which costs $15 a quart. Yet
I never enjoyed a dinner at the famous
Fifth avenue restaurant as much as I
did some of the plain meals at the hos
pital. Caviar and cocktails may fur
nish a good appetite for dinner, but
there is nothing like the hunger which
comes when nature's forces are at work
building up a man's depleted system.
And yet there are patients in the
hospital who complain of their food.
In ward B they are the patients who
lie and sneak out of work in every
possible way. As a matter of fact the
food is of better quality than "many
of the men get at home, and it is cer
tainly cooked better.
The reason why men desire to work
1b the kitchen is because they get one
extra meal a day. It is< a light lunch,
to be sure, but it is good and whole
some. Then, too, the men who work in
the kitchen take their meals there,
and who shall blame the good-natured
cook If, in the absence of the house
keeper, she sneaks them some little
dainties too much of which have been
prepared for the patients who pay for
their treatment.
The Patients Who Pay.
These persons form a class by them
selves. They are served their meals
on fragile china and get full value
for their money, but who cares how
they are treated. They have money
and can buy what they want. It is in
the treatment of the destitute that the
public has an interest.
The Hospital Doctors.
And now as to the duties of those
in the hospital. The medical and sur
gical staff of internes comprises Dr.
William W. Lewis, Dr. Walter Hi.
Brown, Dr. Edwin D. Strech, Dr. Ed
ward A. Meyerding, Dr. A. G. Liedloff,
Dr. Hugh Custes Arey and Dr. Fred
Drake Rogers. Dr. Arey Is the path
ologist and attends to all the posts
mortem, and Dr. Rogers is a homeo
pathic physician and cares for all the
cases in the homeopathic ward.
The internes alternate from the sur
gical to the medical side of the hos
pital, and vice versa. At present Dr.
Lewis is the senior medical interne
and Dr. Brown the senior surgical in
terne, and upon them devolves most
of the work just now. The doctors are
=on duty twenty-four hours during the
day. Of course, they go to bed nights,
but scarcely a night passes that they
are not summoned to attend some poor
fellow brought in as the result of an
accident or to investigate the condi
tion of some patient who has grown
suddenly worse.
The "senior interne has to visit from
fifty to seventy-five patients twice a
day. The senior surgical interne vis
its a less number, But he has to at
tend to the dressing of twenty or twen
ty-five wounds or injuries every day.
Sometimes the visits are made with the
staff physician and sometimes the in
terne goes alone. Take a morning in
the basement ward as an example as
to what the senior medical interne has
to do.
An Interne's Morning Work.
In one room, there is a patient suf
fering from delirium tremens. All
medicine so far has failed to put him
to sleep. A dozen questions present
themselves at once to the doctor's
mind. What can be given to produce
sleep? How long wiH his constitu
tion stand the strain he is under at
present? Will a change in his diet
have any beneficial effect? These and
other things must be decided quickly.
There is no time to waste, for in the
next cot is a hopeless case. A stalwart
man is gradually sinking down to
death. No specific disease is apparent.
The best physicians in town have
failed to make a satisfactory diagnosis.
His mind is clouded, he grows weak
er and weaksr every day and death Is
approaching fast. What can be done to
prolong his Ufe? How can he be m&de
more comfortable?
These questions must not take too
long in solution. The interne has only
seen one patient that morning. Sixty
two more remain to be visited. Then
there is the old man with the ctouble
pneumonia, kept alive during thejiight
with inhalations of oxygen. Can any
thing more be done for him? Win his
heart stand the strain which the, ad
ministration of larger quantities""' 1 of
oxygen will produce? As he is flour
ing out these problems he' is hastily
called into the big ward where .a man
suffering from heart disease is thought
to be dying. The doctor Usten&^tt-his
chest a moment and quietly says,
A swift-footed nurse brings him, the
required fluid and a hypodermib^syr
inge in an instant. A small pQriicnuof
this most powerful stimulant is in
jected under the skin. In a moment the
color comes into the patient's face and
his heart beats more strongly. Half
an hour's delay in injecting the stim
ulent and the man would haVe been
Across the ward is a typhoid" fever
patient. The night before his temper
ature was 102; now the little thermom
eter marks 104 —beyond the danger
line. How shall I reduce that tem
perature is the question the doctor
asks himself. Is an ice pack advis
The senior surgical interne has a
similar experience in his wards. Take
it all in all It is an intensely wearisome
life and it is a wonder that the doctors
preserve any nerve powers at all. Their
work is much more arduous than that
of physicians in private practice. The
latter do not visit as many patients
and have more time to consider each
And now in regard to the nurses.
There is twenty-five of them in the
hospital, and their names are:
Mrs. P. D. C. Campbell, superintendent
of nurses; Mrs. I. Porter, Miss B. McEl
wee, Mrs. T. Revard, Miss E. Nick, Miss
J. Sheriff. Miss M. Sohns, Miss A. Peters,
Miss F. Porter, Miss G. O'Connell, Miss
E. Lee, Miss A. Theobald, Miss L. Rogu
son, Mrs. C. Robbins, Mrs. M. Slaw Miss
A. Murphy, Miss D. Brown, Miss M.
Holmes, Miss E. Newmann, Miss L.
Thompson, Miss C. Jamsgaard, Miss P.
Maxwell, Miss E. Dormer, Miss J. Marie,
Miss M. Torce, Miss F. Pace, Mrs. Mary
A. Edwards, matron.
It Is the Strenuous Life.
In the first place It should be said
to all girls who wish to become nurses,
"Don't, unless you have a strong con
stitution; unless you are willing to
sacrifice your life in the interest of hu
manity; unless you are willing to be
come accustomed to see sickening
sights and hear heart-rending sounds;
unless you* are willing to run the risk
of contracting all kinds of contagious
and even loathsome diseases; unless
you are willing to work twenty hours
out of twenty-four; unless you have
the patience of Job and the temper
of an angel."
The nurses at the city hospital are
for the most part gentlewomen. All
have education and the large majority
have the manners which can only come
from good-breeding. They are quiet,
unassuming, firm when firmness "Is re
quired, tender when tenderness is
needed. They possess tact, patience
and good sense. They are women un
afraid. Every day in the hospital a
dozen things occur to each nurse, any
one of which would set the ordinary
woman's nerves on edge or drive her
into hysterics. Tet the nurse tafyes
them as a matter of course and does
not permit them to disturb her equilib
rium for a moment. She can't be dis
turbed by them. She would not make a
good nurse if she were.
She has to b"ear with the vagaries
of the delirious patient; listen to the
whims of the convalescent; hear the
Idle complaints of the worthless char
acters and go on taking temperatures,
feeling pulses, smoothing pillows and
watching for any changes in patients'
conditions with a pleasant face. She
mustn't get angry; she mustn't get
merry. She must preserve a calm de
meanor and be at all times ready for
any emergency. These qualifications
the nurses at the city hospital ac
quire during their three years' stay -
there.- It Is exceedingly hard on them
the first year, easier the second, and the
third year it comes to them as a mat
ter of course to bear burdens under
which an ordinary woman would sink.
The work of the nurses at the hospital
lasts twelve hours each day with one
hour's rest. They are on their feet
all the time and I never-saw one of
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them rest while she was on duty
One evening after a hard day's work
one of the second year nurses was tak
ing temperatures when one of the pa
tients—a worthless character—pur
posely dropped the thermometer on the
floor and broke it, at the same time
uttering a profane word. The nurse's
face grew scarlet, tears welled out of
her eyes and rolled down her cheeks.
She went hurriedly from the ward,
but came back in a moment as im
perturbable as ever.
One of. the interesting features of
the hospital is the maternity ward
Here are always on hand a number of
new-born babes and at present several
foundlings are being cared for there.
The quarters are rather crowded at
present but the new maternity ward
will soon be in readiness and then
there will be plenty of room.
The pharmacy of the hospital is a
complete drug store and men are em
ployed in it every morning rolling
bandages for the operating and dress
ing rooms. Some of the boys in the
hospital are most expert bandage mak
ers. All are under the charge of phar
macist Prince.
Comparisons, of course, are odious,
but as a matter of justice and truth
I must say a word about the man
agement of St. Paul's city hospital.
I have investigated Bellevue hospital
in New York; the Cook conty hospital
in Chicago; the city hospital in Min
neapolis; the city hospital in Denver,
and the city hospital in Omaha. My
investigations in those hospitals were
carried on as a newspaper man, and
of course. I only saw the best side of
things. In the city hospital in St. Paul,
as a patient, I saw the worst and best
alike. I. must say that in manage
ment, discipline and treatment of pa
tients it far excels any of the other
institutions which I have seen.
The discipline of the hospital has
been brought to its present state of
efficiency by Dr. Arthur B. Ancker.
He has been at the head of the institu
tion for twenty years. By the patients
and employes Dr. Ancker is regarded
as a stern man. They are right. What
ever genial qualities Dr. Ancker may
exhibit outside, in the hospital he ia
stern. He has to be to deal with the
characters which come into the place.
If he were not stern and had not shown
that he possessed a rigid "backbone tho
hospital would not occupy its present
high position.
Now, a word of advice to anyone
who is unfortunate enou/jh to be
obliged to go to the city hospital for
treatment. Obey every rule and do
all the work you can when you are
convalescent. You will not regret it.
—Hospital Crank.
Scotchman Discovered Wireless Teleg-
raphy Fifty Years Ago.
LONDON, Dec. 27. —When Mr. Mar
coni lectured at Dundee he gave full
credit to the Scotch lnventcr, James
Bowman Lindsay, for being the first
man who thoroughly believed in the
possibility and utility of lcng distance
wireless telegraphy, fifty years ago. He
contended that Lindsay's system was
not considered practical on account of
the enormous electrical energy re
quired, even for the most moderate dis
tances, and the . necessity of placing
immersed plates at a considerable dis
tance apart, but he admitted that the
inventor would have done much more
If he had lived in the present time
and been armed with tne resources of
electrical science.
Automobile Tickets With Pianos .and
We Issue Automobile coupons till Janu
ary 1, 1903, two for every dollar of pur
chase, whether cash or time sale. We
'also issue them on all cash paid in on
account of old contracts. W. W. Kim
ball Co., 382 St Peter street
Sigma Nu.
CHICAGO, Dec. 27.—The biennial
convention of the Sie-ma Nu College
fraternity will be held in Indianapolis
Dec. 31-Jan. 2.

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