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LANCASTER, PA., SATURDAY. DECEMBER 11, 1880
Price Twe Celts.
,OJEf.V WAXAMAJCEB'S STORE.
THE HOLIDAYS AT
CHESTNUT, THIRTEENTH AND MARKET STREETS,
AND CITY HALL SQUARE, PHILADELPHIA.
f piIE HOLIDAYS.
L There Is nowhere in Philudclpidase varied a
collection et rich goods as here such as fath
ers, mothers, brothers, sisters levers, leek for
a little later.
There lit un end even of Gilts. Our collection
la large enough uud rich enough, one would
suppose, even for a less frugal city than
Philadelphia. These goods nre are new at the
height of tbclrglerv. The choicest of them are
here; ethers will come of con rm ; but the
choicest arc going.
What Is rqualty te the purpose, buyers nre
new about as many us can be comfortably
Mrvcd, and the throng will be denser every
fair day till Christmas. .....
X Sachets, tidies, lamp-shades pin-cushions,
boxes, in itlii and plush, embroidered and
painted. JOHN WANAMAKER.
First circle southwest from the centre.
gViiehesse vest with Point medallions, $.M) ;
t Mali war be seen elsewhere at $70.
SS5as, .urns ivanamaker.
Nine eohriteriifaeitthwcst from the centre.
1.35 toflse.w, .til guuranicnu.
City-hall Hiiuurc .iilrui.tc.
New room, new tej i.
jyiu: v ....ni.iir.ii.
Outer circle, wcht of tiiu Clestuut street en
A catalogue of beet may Ihj hail at the
book counter. We want every reader te have
It. The list of children's holiday books is es
1 JOHN WANAMAKEU.
Second counter, northeast from the con Ire.
There are two general style, one closed
lit the back, the ether epen: the latter Is known
as ceaehmaii'rthtvlp. In detail of trimming them
Is great variety though there is aKe marked
simplicity. Grc;a variety In cloths tee. &M
Cloaks, foreign und home-made. Our collec
tion Is unprecedented, whether you regard va
riety, quantity or value. A lady who buys a
clenic or any sort in 1'hiludelphia without
looking these ever nilfscs the bet assortment,
DcrbaiM. in the whole country. 9.M te $B0.
S ' JOHN WANAMAKEU.
Southeast corner or I l-e building.
MISSES' COATft. , ,
Mlses' coats in mere than 70 cloths,
Hbapee ami decoration beyond counting.
Sizes X te lfi years.
Ulstcrellcs in 5 eleths, ulsters In 8 clethhHud
luivelecks in cloths. Sizes ; te IK.
Southwest corner et the building.
UNDERWEAR ANI HOSIER! .
We have the best goods the world affords,
mid the next best, and the next, and se en.
There is no place anywhere, where you can
sce se large a collection et the different grades
et goods, all passing for what they are, and
nothing for what it is net, cotton for cotton,
mixed ler mixed, wool for wool, silk ler silk.
Outer circle. Chestnut street, entrance te
" Thirteenth street entrance.
New Embroideries are already In. Our
titeck Is new In the condition you expect te
II ud it in at New Year's, i, e. the spring novel
ties are here.
Third circle, southwest trem the centre.
The choicest luxurious carpets ; the most
substantial carpets: the lowest prices; punc
tual service. JOHN WANAMAKEU.
Market street front, up stairs.
Evening silks In the Arcade, cast side.
The same and many ether patterns are within.
Next outer circle, southeast from the centre
EMBROIDERIES. . ,
Our next spring's novelties In embroi
deries are just new received; t bey usually
come at New Year's.
Next outer circle, southwest from the centre.
Laces change dally. Our sales nre large.
our variety always large, anil but little et :.ny
one sort. Compare prices. A quarter below
the murket is net uncommon.
Nine counters, southwest from the centre.
WRAPS, &c , ,
Such a stock of foreign cloaks ns Phila
delphia has net before seen, $10 te fc0; shawls
near by ; dresses up stairs.
' JOHN WANAMAKEU.
Seu Ulcus t corner et the building.
4 Furs erall sorts are going fast. They went
fast last year and advanced in price as the sea sea
seu advanced. They are going up again. We
shall net raise prices till we have te buy. Ex
pect te find here whatever you want, from a
fclteltrlmmingup. JOs WASAMAKEK
Thirteenth street entrance.
COATS AN1 ULSTERS FOR CHILDREN.
Net se great variety as for ladies; but
much larger than anywhere else here.
Coats, 2 tee years: In thirty different mate
rials, drab, blue and brown cords with lleccs
black ; cellar and cuffs et plush ; also in ten
earners hair cloth, trimmed with seal-cloth.
Coats, 4 te 1C years; In thirty cloths, trim
med with plain stitching, plush, seal cloth,
chinchilla fur ami velvet, $! te $1C.
Ulsterettes, te Ifi years ; in Ave cloths, with
seal cloth cellar and cutis. ...
Ulsters, C te 1G years; In eight cloths, trim
med with plush stitching, heed and plush.
Havclecks, 4 te 10 years ; two styles.
BOYS' CLOTHING. , , m
Onrtradcisjustwliatlt ought te be for
the lacllltlesand advantages we enjoy.
East el central aisle, near Market street.
CHINA AND GLASSWARE.
Tackloeng preelain, plates only, for din
ner or dessert, live patterns, - teSSOpcr
Haviland dinner sets ; Camllle pattern, $110 ;
elsewhere. tWO. Tressed, I); elsewhere, $anu.
Tressed with Moresque bonier and decoration
or grasses anil butterflies, $2i ; elsewhere,
$275. The latter is in the Arcade, Chestnut
street entrance, te-day.
' Table glassware, English, fct raw berry-diamond
cut ; every article required ler the table
Northwest corner el the building.
And a great variety of ether kinds. Alse
pocket books, embroidered leather card cases,
cigar cases, and everything in leather goods.
Third circle nert Invest from centre.
Chestnut, Thirteenth aud Market streets,
and City Hall square
Chestnut, Thirteenth and Market Streets,
And City Hall Square, Philadelphia.
MORS. C. LILLER,
Manuracturcrand Dealer in Hair Werk, Indies
and GenU' Wigs. Combings straightened and
made te order. Hair Jewelry erall kinds made
W. Alse, Kid GlevesandFcathersdeanedand
ayed.ntNes.225 and 227 North Queen street,
four doers above P. 11. R. Depot. el-3md
FUKTINC. , .
All kinds et Heuse Painting and Graining
done at the short it ucUce ami in the best pos
sible style. We have induced our prices te
SL75 per day. Shep en Cliffrtotte street.
ectiMmd ALLEN GUTHRIE & SONS.
Te "buy Holiday tHIts early Is geed ad
vice : The best trade u cariy ; una me uesi.
trade carries off the best things.
4 LFUED WRIGHT'S PERFUMES.
l HIS Marv Stuart is probably the most
lasting of all the agreeable perfumes; none or
the foreign ones approach it. It Is very rich,
strong and full or lire; It isagieeablc te mere
persons, probably, than any ether perfume.
Wild Olive is next In popularity ; tills also
Is singularly powerful and lasting. White
Re,e is delicate and lasting.
We keep the preferred odors of all the first
class perfumers, such as Lubln. Bailey, Atkin
son and Coudray ; but or Autrxb Wkibht'i we
Bring un unperfumed liandkereliiaf j and
you shall have a sample or any odor you wish.
First circle, northwest from the center.
C tO LORE D DRESS GOODS.
j The following. Just received, are away
down in prices : French Camel's hair, 47 inch.
$.75and.t; French cheviot suiting, silk and
wool, 45 inch, $0.75; French foule, all wool, 88
By looking out for such opportunities a lady
m:iy often save half.
Nine counters, Thirteenth street entrance.
1) A lady wanting any of the following will
be obliged for the mention or them; Silk and
wnel.NilIn de Lyen, 85 cents; silk faced
veleurs, $1 ; momie cloth, 75 cents ; dainassc
drap 1" etc, $1.50; -dainassc cashmere, $1.25.
All the prices except the first are probably
below the cost or manufacture, and even the
llrst may be.
Next outer circle, seu th west trem the center.
'PRIMMING FOR DRESSES AND CLOAKS.
L Our trade requires the lurgestand freshest
stock or these goods, rrlngos.passeuientcTie or
naments, girdles, taascl9, spikes, rings, balls,
buttons. 'e have novelties net te be found
Ncxtouterclrcle.nerthwestfroiii the center.
A few shawls nre shown In the Areude ;
gentlemen's dressing gowns and smoking
jackets in the same case. Mera are within.
East or the Chestnut street entrance.
1 Our work-room Is Hill or preparation, se
lull that we cannot crowd It faster. We have
ready, also, alarge stock of finished garments,
fur aud fur lined.
We have sacqucs and dolmans in sealskin
dyed In Londen we have none b'lt London Lendon Londen
dyed seal. We have them In great numbers,
and, ofceur-c, I null sizes Including extremes.
Prices, from $125 te $AV).
Londen controls the seal market et the
world There have been two advances in
price since our furs were bought. We shall
net advance till we have te buy again ; we
have net advanced at all, as yet.
We have, at $165, seal saeques such a you
will leek in vain for clsowhcreat the price.
Fur lined circulars and dolmans in very
great vurlcrv. We use mostly Satin de Lyen,
gres-grain, nrmurc and brecade silk and blcll
ienue; ter mourning, Henrietta and Drap
d'Ete. The latter are made te order only.
We have everything worth having in sets,
trimmings, robes, gloves, caps and the theu-saml-and-nnc
little things that are kept in the
Thirteenth street entrance.
Felt, all colors and variety or styles, 30e te
$l.i ; flannel, black, blue, gray, brown and
scarlet, $2.5J te $5.75 ; saUn, black, $1.75 te
$10.50 ; satin, blue, scarlet, brown and black,
$12.50 te $20 ; Italian eleth, black, $1.25 te $5.
The variety is very great.
Southwest corner of the building.
Netice these two samples :
It 1 tie chinchilla sock, velvet cellar und de
tachable cape, lined with Farmer's satin, horn
buttons, $0.50, Is there another such coat for
$G.S0 ? We have sold hundreds el them.
llrown-red-and-eld-gold diagonal' ulsteretle
soft wool lining, sleeves lined with a durable,
silk-Htrapcd fabric, horn buttons, $8.0,1.
These are but but specimens of many. It
they seem Inviting, ethors mav be mere se.
See them. JOHN WANAMAKER.
Central aisle, next te the outer circle, Mar
ket street side.
IIltltONS AND MILLINERY.
X Ribbons and Millinery, you knew, we
have much mero of than any ether house.
North of Thirteenth street entrance.
j A very great variety et the finest linens,
it very great variety et staple linens, nnd the
lowest prices in Philadelphia.
Outer circle, City Hall Square entrance.
J IN EN HANDKERCHIEFS.
j New goods just received trem abroad. We
have, without doubt, the richest and fellcst
stock en this side of the Atlantic. We buy
Trem makers, direct, knew the quality of our
linen !cyend question, and keep below the
Second circle, southwest from the centre.
The very finest English and French hand
kerchief and Mufflers; handkerchiefs $1.25 te
$2.50; inn fliers, $1.60 te $4.50. Elsewhere they
arc sold for a quarter mere, at least.
Second circle, southwest from the centre.
Every individual nrtirle et Merine or
Silk Underwear that we buy we examine te
see whether the buttons are sewed en securely
and whether the scams are right and properly
fastened. If anything Is wrong, back the gar
ment gees te the maker, or we right It at his
Such has been our practice for a year and a
hnir. Is there another merchant lnt Philadel
phia who does the rame, or who watches the
interests et Ids customers in any similar way t
Defects may escape us, neverthleas. Yeu de
us a favor, ir you bring baek the least imper
fection te be made geed.
Outer circle. Thirteenth street entrance.
JjJ. Our assortment erall muslin undergar
ments is as full as at any time or the year: aud
when the demand for such Is net generally
strong we arc often able te buy at nnusual ad
vantage. We have very nearly the same goods
the year "round : but prices vary mere or less.
New, for example, probably, there is net te be
found iu this city or in New Yerk muslin un
dergarments equal te our regular stock except
at higher prices. We knew et no exception
Southwest eerner of the buUdlng.
De yen knew, many arc net or Rubber.at
all, nnd are net waterproof? We sell as many
as nil Philadelphia besides ; real articles only ;
and guarantee them.
b JOHN WANAMAKER.
Central aisle, near Marketstreet entranee.
LI MRS. M. A. EDWARDS lias removed her
Millinery Stere te Ne. 250 West King street,
where she will be pleased te see all her old
customers. Bennets, Hats, Ribbons, Satins,
Velvets, Feathers, Flowers, Ac, will be sold
cheaper than ever Befere. Call and see.
14 A G V BOOTS. SHOES AND LAST
iAOl made en a new principle, insur
Ing comfort for the feet.
Uf( WC Lasts made te order.
lcbH-tfd 13S East K ing street
Closing out at a great reduction our immense
line of Novelties In Overceating-!.
All the New and most Desirable Styles
IN NEW COLORS AND CHOICE STYLES
Why net leave your order at eucennd secure
an Elegant, Stylish, Well Made and ArlNtie
Cut Garment as low as 820.
A LARGE LINE OF CHOICE
AT GREATLY REDUCED PRICES,
THE ARTIST TAILOR,
121 N. QITCEN STREET,
We have new ready for sale nn Immense
Fall and Winter,
willed are Cut and Trimmed in the Latest
Style. We can give you a
GOOD STYIISH SUIT
AS LOW AS $10.00.
In great variety, made te elder at short notice
at the lewest prices.
D. B. Hesletter & Sen,
24 CENTRE SQUARE,
Tail V WMmt,
MONDAY, OCTOBER lftli, 1880.
A Complete Stock ei
which for elegance cannot be surpassed. The
Largest Assortment et
ENGUSH AMD SCOTCH
In this city, l'riccs as low as the lowest at
Ne. 51 North Queen Street.
l'Al'EK UJLSlilXCS, Jtr.
K IIAVK A LOT Ol'
Geed Patterns, that will be closed out nt the
low price et fifty ccnt.i. These are a decided
bargain, as some have been reduced from one
dollar te fifty cents apiece.
PLAIN WINDOW SHADING by the yard.
Blue, Gamut, Itrewn, Old Geld, Laveudur,
Cardinal, Urewn, Ecru, Green and White
Spring Fixtures, Fringes, Leeps, Tassels, &c.
Opening ulinest daily New Designs of
Our stock U Large und Attractive, of the
Extension Window Cornice,
The Rest, Simplest and Che ipcet made.
PHARES W. FRY,
Ne. 57 NORTH QUEEN ST.
In large or small amounts. $25 or $20,000
Write W. T. SOITLE & CO., Commission Mer
cliante, 130 La Salle street, Chicago, HI., ler cir
SATURDAY EVENING, DEC. 11, 1880.
Kegina Dal Cin.
'Inte the Hands of a Weman."
We reprint the following interesting
sketch of a most remarkable woman from
the Philadelphia Ecenimj Telegraph. Be
fore republication in the Intelligence!;
it was submitted te a well known and
highly accomplished lady of this city who
knew Itegina Dal Cin aud has consulted
with her iu Europe. Our correspondent
writes as fellows regarding the subjoined
sketch : "This account of her is se full,
se authentic and and se accurate that I
could add nothing which would be of fur
ther interest. It should hi widely pub
lished tebriug it te this uotice of any one
who might wish te consult her. The
woman is no charlatan, Some of her
cures, especially upon children, have been
perfectly wonderful. Of ceurse, in cases
of long standing, when the person has
grown up from childhood se, and the limb
has net had its proper development, the
cure cannot be se complete, but even in
such cases she benefits them greatly.
Several persons have written te me since
her arrival in this country aud by my ad
vice have taken their children te her, and
in every case the operation has been suc
cessful." Ens. Intelligence",.
The story of Itegiua Dal Cin, who has
recently set sail from America for -her
native Italy, alter a sojourn of a year in
Brooklyn, is comparatively little known
in America. And yet it may safely be as
serted that no mere rcmarkable woman
has lived during her time ; none whose
history is mere interesting or whose un
aided achievements in the relief of suffer
ing humanity have been greater than hers"
A In icf sketch el her wonderful career
cmnet fail te interest any intelligent rea
der. Uegina Dal Cin is an Italian woman,
born in the village of San Vcndcmiaua, in
: VeuetKi, April -Un, lelii, el immuie par
entage, her family name being Jlarchcsini.
Her mother, a simple peasant, possessed
the gift of setting broken bones and re
placing ordinary dislocations, a gift
by which many persons have wen much
imputation and profit both in Europe
and America. Frem her iufaney little
ltc'ina was familiarized with her mother's
operations aud when only nine years old
she bravely undcitoekto set her mother's
leg, broken by the overturning of a wagon,
following her directions se skillfully as te
elleet a perfect cure. During her mother's
c invalcsccncc. Uegiua treated many cases,
under her guidance, most successfully and
gained by this accident a species of thirst
for the. performance of such operations
which has resulted in a long life of extra
ordinary aud almost incredible achieve
ments. The child pursued experiments
in bone-setting by breaking and dislocat
ing the legs of chickens, evidently with no
consciousness of any cruelty in.mctheds,
which were te an ignorant Italian peasaut
child the most natural means for acquir
ing the knowledge she se eagerly sought.
When about eighteen years old Kegina
was married te Lorenze Dal Cin, a pcas-
of Auzane. and it is said that the costs of
the wedding festivities were defrayed by
the petting of four broken limbs by the
young bride en her wedding morning.
She was left a widow at an early age, with
one son, who subsequently became a priest
aud has since died. She continued te re
side at Auzane, which has since been her
home, except during a brief, but eventful
residence in 1871-2 in Trieste.
Her many successful operations seen
produced the common result of arousing
professional jealousy and opposition, and
ere long Rcgiua Dal Cin was summoned
before the cjurt of the district te answer
for having practiced surgery without a
license. The special offense consisted iu
the successful treatment of a fractured leg
which the doctors of the neighborhood had
decided could only be cured by the heroic
process of amputation. The peasaut wo
man of Anzano, being sent for, set and
cured the fractured limb, and when sum
moned te answer for practicing surgery
without a license, produced the grateful
fellow whom she had restored before the
court, aud the eloquent plea that he made
for his benefactress wen the day. Dal Cin
was acquitted, but admonished te "go
anil sin no mere." This occurred iu 1843.
It is scarcely necessary te say that the
admonition had no effect in suppressing
the exercise of what Hcgina has always
fell as a heaven-gift, and for twenty-five
years mere she continued 'te practice her
art among her peasant neighbors, confin
ing herself chielly te the operations which
she had learned from her mother. During
this period, however, she pushed her ex
perience beyond the scope of her mother's
practice and gradually acquired the ex
traordinary ability te perform the import
ant operation of the reduction of disloca
tions of the femur which has since made
her name famous. Her progress was made
iu the face of determined opposition and
stolid prejudice, and a second time was
she arraigned by the regular doctors and
sentenced by the court of Vittoria for
practising without a license te two months
imprisonment. Streng in her faith in her
cause, she appealed te the higher tribunals
at Venice ami there defended herself se
ably as te be acquitted, although again
prohibited (.tern all operations in the fu
ture. Fer a time she seems te have suc
cumbed te the dread of the penalties of the
law and te .have practiced only very pri
vately. But Itegiua Dal Cin was destined
te a greater career of usefulness, and a
successful operation secretly performed in
18CS for a lady of high rank in Venice,
seems te have acted as a reversal of the de
gree of the court, and from that time till
new she has pursued her triumphant path
of wonderful usefulness, "no man hinder
ing her." She was seen afterward called
te Venice aud performed a number of hip
joint epcratins iu the presence of distin
guished surgeons who testified by public
certificates te her extraordinary achicv
mcuts. Dal C!n at Trieste.
Her successes in Venice spread her fame
te ether Italian cities. In 1871, she went
te Trieste, where her first operation was
the euro of a daughter of one of the prin
cipal bankers of that city, who had suffer
ed from dislocation of the hip joint from
infancy. Honors and open recognition
new began te reward her long years of
brave endurance of contumely and pre
fessienal persecution. She was invited by
the municipality te operate at the city
hospital, which she did repeatedly, in the
presence of the assembled surgceus and
physicians. She was entertained at a din
ner given in her honor by the mayor of
the city, and at the end of her year's resi
dence in Trieste, during which time she
operated three hundred times, she was
presented with a superb album by a depu
tation of her patients, headed by a gentb gentb
manwhehad been cured by her after
twenty-seven years of suffering from dislo
cation of the hip. The album contained
meie th.iu four thousand signatures of the
citizens, including the names of about
eighty surgeons aud physicians. The ded
ication, printed in geld, ran thus :
" Te Regina Dal Cin of Anzano near
Vitterio, who, unacquainted with the art
of Hippocrates, hath robbed nature of her
sccicts by her marvelous operations in
surgery her miraculous and instanta
neous reductions of dislocated joints, dis
torted nerves and tendons the under
signed, in witness of the admiration of
Trieste, gladdened by three hundred cures,
unanimously dedicate this solemn testi
mony of eternal gratitude for this triumph
of incontrovertible truth."
The municipal authorities testified their
appreciation of this wonderful woman's
work by presenting her, en her return te
her home at Anzano, with a purse of one
hundred geld Napoleons and the following
" Much Respecued Signeka : Having
come among us at the solicitation of one
of our citizens, who had confidence in
your skill in certain surgical operations,
the striking proofs you have given of your
ability merit general admiration. Te a
large number of peer patients who have
sought relicT-at your hands yen have de
voted an affectionate solicitude, which
seems se natural te your character and
which has extended itself te these of the
city hospital with inestimable benefit.
Moved by the great success which has
crowned your work, and particularly by
the generosity and philanthropy whiclf se
particularly distinguish you, the Municipal
Council of Trieste beg te express te you,
through me, their sincere thanks for the
extraordinary benefits te the patients who
were almost instantaneously cured by yen
and who bless you.
" The municipal council remit the en
closed material souvenir as a mark of their
gratitude and that of the citizens of
"Yours, etc., etc.,
' Dk.P'Angkm Peuksta."
Sustained by these strong testimonials,
Signora Dal Cin new applied te the Italian
government for a patent, allowing hcrj te
practise under eihcial authority. This
was granted te her, and its presentation
by the Cemmissairc of Victeria was made
the occasion of a public fete, by the pco pce pco
ple of Anzano. Large numbers of her
grateful patients assembled te unite in her
modest triumph ever professional preju
dice and persecution. Her unpretending
cettage parlor is chicfiy furnished with the
trophies of her skill, iu the form of dis
carded crutches and surgical appliances,
and amid these she received her official
visitors as they conferred upon her the
justly coveted recognition of the Italian
government. One alter another el her pa
tients rehearsed the story of long endur
ance of the old-fashioned tortures or of
hopeless acceptance of the incvitable
deem of the regular ptofessien, until the
peasant woman of Anzano had wrought
her almost miraculous cure and restored
the cripple te health and activity. The
story of this happy fete day is admirably
told, as arc most of the facts hitherto nar
rated, by Capt. S. B. Luce, U. S. N., in a
most interesting paper iu The Gahtxy for
May, 1872. lie thus describes one of the
operations which he himself witnessed.
"The only operation we ourselves wit
nessed was the case of a boy seventeen
years of age, who had a dislocated hip of
four years' duration. The first morning's
visit of La Dal Cin she ordered a bran
poultice applied te the hip. The second
visit, en the following morning, she re
moved the poultice, and taking the ankle
in her left hand, the leg just below the
knee in the right, she bent the leg back
toward the body and then gave it a twist
outward and brought it down straight,
giving it two twists, and then placed the
two feet together, and cried out in her
bright, animated way, "Finite! Finite!
Finile!" I, tee, thought the movements
wcre preliminary, and could scarcely be
lieve the operation ever, but she showed
me that the soles of the feet were even.
Twe minutes before there had been a dif
ference of three inches iu the length of
the legs ! The patient himself was even
mere astonished. He thought she was
merely trying the leg te see of what
movements it was capable bcfeie making
her diagnosis, and he declares he felt net
the slightest pain."
Ial Cin In America.
A little mere than a year age a lady of
Brooklyn, the wife of a distinguished lead
er of the New Yerk bar, sought Signora
Dal Cin's aid at Vitterio, for her crippled
daughter. The success of the operation
and the desire te extend similar blessings
te ether afflicted parents and their chil
dren led this American lady te urge upon
her a visit te this country. Happily, the
hospitable aud public-spirited invitation
was extended and Signora Dal Cin arrived
iu Brooklyn with her grateful American
friend about November 1, 1879. During
her year's sojourn in Brooklyn she has
been consulted by nearly one thousand
patients. The greater number of these
who flecked te her for aid she dismissed as
beyond the reach of her powers ; but she
has operated in mere than tice hundred and
fifty eases, aud nine-tenths of these opera
tiens have been succssluf. l'erfcct cures
have net been affected iu the whole of this
extraordinary number of operations, nor
hare they always been premised. But
very great relief has been invariably
atferded, and with few if any exceptions
the results of her treatment have been
precisely in accordance with what she has
undertaken te de. Of these two hundred
and fifty operations, which include many
forms of fracture and luxatien, Dal Cin
states that seven-tenths of them have been
reductions of dislocation of the hip, mak
ing one hundred and seventy-five cases of
this important operation performed in a
During this year of incessant exercise of
her rare and strange gift in Brooklyn,
there is no record of a single authenticated
case of any serious error in Dal Cin's treat
ment. In one or two cases, careful
inquiry develops some error in her diagne-
sis, but even in these no injury has result
ed te the patient When she has doubted
her ability te effect a cure, she has inva
riably dccliucd te attempt an operation,
aud in all cajes she has clearly stated in
advance just hew much improvement she
could accomplish, and, as already stated,
the results have almost invariably confirm
ed her predictions. It has been her habit
te invite the attendance of the family phy
sician te witness her operation aud treat
ment ; but se strong has been the bond
age of professional prejudice that her invi
tation has net been accepted in mere than
about twenty cases. The common rule
has been a passive refusal te admit that
she has accomplished what she has claim
ed and what her patients have experienced
and acknowledged New and then, seme
mero liberal-minded surgeon or physician
has conceded the facts occurring liel'ere his
own eyes, but the profession at large has
stoutly clung te its skepticism ; and even
when unable openly t deny, has refused
te confess that the traditions of surgery
have been at fault and that the fault has
been practically proved at the hands of a
It has been reserved te Philadelphia, as
the old chief seat of American surgery and
medicine, te extend an intelligent and sci
entific recognition te this Italian peasant
woman and in se doing, te rescue the rep
utation of a great and learned profession
from some portion of that disrepute which
its lifelong persecution and prescription of
riegina ualUin nave Drought upon it. ibis
most creditable result has been brought
about by means of one of the only two op
erations performed by Dal Cin for Phila
delphia patients. The patient was a lady
who had suffered from childhood from
luxatien ef the -right hip, occurring dar
ing a violent attack of typhoid fever
brought en by excessive indulgence
in the cxcrcise of skiDDincr the
rope. The dislocation was complete,
the head of the femur being thrown up
against the side of the pelvis in a position
which caused a shortening of the leg of
about seven inches, nearly two inches of the
deficiency at the time of operation being
due te arrested growth of the bones. The
abnormal position of the head of the thigh
bone was easily perceptible, and the fact
of the dislocation was known te the physi
cians in charge of the child at the time.
Its reduction was net attempted, as it was
believed that there had been such ruptures
of the ligaments as' te make the retention
of the bone in its socket impossible, even
if the reduction could be effected at that
time, which was about four months after
the luxatien. The crippled child erew
te womanhood, gradually gaining the
power of locomotion, first by the aid of
crutches aud finally by the nse of a beet,
built up en the inside te the height of
about seveu iuches. Twenty years had
elapsed, when the wonderful achievments
of Dal Cin reached the lady's ear, and she
at eucc consulted her. After a brief ex
amination, Dal Cin declared that she could
reduce the dislocation, but that the leir
would still be about two inches shorter
than the ether. A fomentation of bran and
ene or two simple herbs waa applied for
ten days te the muscles of the hip, and
then the dexterous Italian, in a moment's
time and without inflicting the least pain,
performed her sreat operation as already
described, and befere the patient was
aware, her joyous.
announced that the thing was done. The
bone was back in the socket that it had
deserted twenty years age and that, ac
cording te all the books and all the exper
ience and learning of surgery, could net
possibly receive it ! The operation com
plete, a light splint holds the bone te its
new position, the patient is kept in a re
cumbent position for three weeks, and
then is' placed upon her feet and begins her
lessen of walking, very timidly at first,
but gaining confidence and strength every
day. The leg, upon accurate measure
ment, is found te be just a quarter of an
inch longer than Dal Cin premised te make
it, and the delighted patient returns home
rejoicing in the geed fortune that brought
her at the latest possible mement, into the
wendcr-wi irking hands of Regina Dal Cin.
Unlike Brooklyn, New Yerk and Bosten
where surgical science has, as a very gen
eral rule, scouted at every claim of Dal
Cin's skill as that efan arrant and ignorant
charlatan and imposter, there is in Phila
delphia a spirit of enlightened and liberal
scientific inquiry, ready te learn wherever
knowledge was te be gained, te abandon
erroneous theories however detected, and
te award credit for merit wherever deserv
ed. The case which we have just described
came te the knowledge of ene of Philadel
phia's distinguished surgeons, Dr. Themas
G. Morten, and he promptly accepted an
opportunity for an examination. In com
pany with Dr. Anna 31. Broomall, the tal
ented Resident of the Weman's hospital,
Dr. Morten made a careful investigation
of the history of the case, which
affords strong evidence of the orig
inal dislocation, the character of the
operation and its results, arriving at the
irresistible conclusion, frankly conceded
in the face of every theory aad tradition
of his profession, that, assuming the fact
of the dislocation, the redaction has been
perfectly accomplished under circum
stances hitherto considered as making such
an operation impossible ; that the restored
joint has its full natural movement, and
that the successful performance of Dal
Cin probably opens te surgical science an
important revision of its accepted theories
regarding old luxatiens, and an opportu
nity for great benefit te mankind in a di
rection long age abandoned as impossible.
This interesting case was brought be
fore the monthly meeting of the Philadel
phia Academy of Surgcry,Tuesday evening,
by Dr.Morten.That it should have met with
instant acccptance was net te be expected,
even in view of Dr. Morten's presentation
of a case cited by the great Sir Astley
Cooper of a luxatien of the femur acci
dentiy reduced after five years' standing.
Further exact evidence of the original dis
location was demanded, but it is evident
that some of the surgeons present were
prepared tu fellow Dr. Morten's example
and te give the facts stated by him an
honest and careful, examination. As it
was said of these wise men of Athens who
heard St. Paul's great plea for his new
doctrine of the resurrection : "Seme mock
ed and ethers said, 'We will hear thee
again of this matter.' "
Signora Dal Cin has dene a work of an
amazing character during her year's resi
dence in America, and she gees back te
her Italian home carrying with her the
grateful and affectionate memories of the
hundreds whom a geed Providence has de
livered into her hands. Her home is a
pleasant cottage in the hamlet of Anzona,
about three miles from Vitterio, a railway
town eight or ten miles north of Cogneli Cegneli Cogneli
ane, which is en the read between Masstra
and Trieste. Dal Cin's heuse is pleasant
ly situated en the mountain side, and she
has enlarged it from its original dimensions
for the accommodations of about twenty
patients. I ler life has certainly been one
of the most remarkable incident and
achievinent. Few women or men have
ever given fifty years of such unremit
ting benefactions te the world
under circumstances of such persistent
opposition and disownment. A simple
faitb in what she had done and could de,
and a brave determination te de her
heaven appointed work whether men
would believe or net have carried her for
ward en her life's mission, and are new
gradually forcing upon the scientific
world the unwelcome recognition of a dis
covery in practical surgery as great and
useful as any that has made the fame .of
the most eminent celebrities of the profes
sion. Practice has slowly made its way
against prejudice. Demonstration is
routing the established theories et the
world of surgery. And for that profes
sional conservatism that resists convic
tion te the bitter end, and denies whatever
is net taught in the books, it may be said
as was said by Sisera of old : "The Lord
shall sell thee into the hand of a woman."
The old saying "opposition is the lite of
business has net been sustained In one In
stance at least. Binae the introduction of Dr.
Bull's Cough Syrup all ether cough remedies
have been dead stock and the venders arc la
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