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TRIBUNE-TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 11)02.
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Kin (luii 1'cliin.iiy l,
If Quay lr. aKiililst Rlkln, and. Klkln
ins no dhow, why In the world arc the
"ilntis" woirylng so?
F'arkhurst et Al.
BISCAUKJS in a foitlllKht (lit
adnilnlsliatlon of Setli Low
litis not levolutlonlzed four
years' aucumuliillon of ills
orffalib.atlon In the New York police
force and sealed up tightly every site
of lmv-bi caking In a- community a
l:irge proportion of whose population
are law-breakers by heredity, Instinct
or vocation, the Reverend Doctor
Parkhurst of leap frog fame Is gunning
for Mayor Low's scalp and trying to
weaken his influence and power.
In a letter which, for monumental
gall, has had few parallels in political
literature, he lays down the assump
tion that Mr. Low Is a perjurer, who,
after taking a solemn onth to enforce
the laws, lias proceeded to single out
laws which he does not intend to en
force, directly accuses him of having
made it "entirely indefinite as to what
civic righteousness in Xew York city
is and what It is not"; and intimates
that if Low doesn't look out Parkhurst
will present charges before the gover
nor calling for somebody's removal. All
this from ix man who was one of Low's
This is not surpilsing, however, for
it Is what is always to be expected
from men of Parkhurst's type every
where. "When Parkhurst first came
into general view his courage made a
strong bid for public admiration; but
as time went on, and congenital pre
dispositions impelled him to act af
ter act of mischievous eccentricity ap
parently calculated more to advertise
Parkhurst than to perform any useful
pin pose, the conclusion has been re
luctantly accepted by many that he is
a nuisance. That conclusion will bo
strengthened by his latest perfor
mance. Philosophy tenches that it takes all
kinds of people to make ,a world, and
it Is a soothing belief that each kind
has some value in connection with the
general scheme. The function of Park
hurst is apparently akin to that of red
pepper In the vegetable world not
good for diet, but sometimes useful In
causing people to sneeze. As a chronic
Irritant lie doubtless counteracts
some tendencies to inertia or slugglsh
iiess in the administration of public
laws, and for that we suppose we
Miuuld be grateful.
But it Is not to he wondered at that
men of quality often slum lesponslble
public olllce, fearing the stabs c-f pro
fessed lrlends even more than they
dread the general deluge of billings
gate and hysterical criticism which Is
the conventional penalty of promin
ence. We are continually surprised
tlmt In the face of the .small .01 edit
given by public opinion to public ser
Mintu for honesty of Intention and gen
uine dedication to duty there is so
high an average of fidelity In public ad
ministration and so Httlu calculated
betrayal of public trusts.
As the situation stands in inany of
our cities there Is today actually no
incentive whatever proceeding fiom
contemporary public appreciation for
honesty in ofllce. Thu honest ofliclal
Is abused and maligned even more
bitterly In most cases than, and sus
tained unite as Httlu by the men upon
whoso support he has the best right to
call as, the deliberate crook or trick
stciS able to combine deft corruption
Ith Unease In fooling the people. Those
who dog the honest man in olllce arid
try their level best to becloud him Willi
suspicion and Ignorant nagging are al
most always the very ones who are
most' easily taken in by clover scoun
drels, Such is life,
Admiral Schley's success as a deer
hunter hIiowh that It Is not necessary
for prominent Democrats to confine
their ertorts entirely to duck shooting,
Plerpont Morgan's Latest.
UMOIl for somu time has been
busy with alleged details of
n grand coup about to bo
executed by that inarvolQus
mun, John Plerpont Morgan, In con
junction with a number of wealthy
colleagues sighing for new worlds to
conquer, It is asset ted with every
sho w. jo j, confidence, that Mr, Morgan
has brought near to culmination a
merging of the more Importunt English
steamship lines plying between Ameri
can and European ports, the practical
effect of which will be to put under
American control a largo share of the
world's currying trade,
Those mentioned as being Interested
with Mr. Morgan In this truly Na
poleonic enterprise have steadily re
fused to be quoted or have entered dlp
f'matfo denials; and of course Mr.
Morgan himself hns kept his mouth
shut, Uiit signs urn numerous Unit
something lilg Is "dolus" In the steam
ship wot Id, .Representatives of the
foremost Atlantic lines ore on their
way lo this side, where 11 meeting Id
to bo hold! nml It Hi-cnii a fair Infer
ence that such 11 Journey would not
be taken for amusement merely.
The talk now Is of an alliance or
"coiiunuiilly of Interest" urrangonicnt,
but from icinnrlis mmlo by the Xew
York agent or the White Htar lino It Is
evident that tho ultimate object In
lew is the bringing or tho main steam
ship lines lu the world, with the pos
sible exception of the rieriniin lines,
Into American contiol and eventually
under American registry. The philos
ophy of the project Is that Inasmuch
as the United States Is rapidly becom
ing the workshlp of the world us we'll
as the center of the world's finances It
Is high tlino to arrange for American
control of the means of transporting
American goods to the markets of tho
Let us hope the plan will succeed.
If the Daughtcis of the Confederacy
keep up the good work of censure,
"ITnclo Tom's Cabin" will soon become
as Interesting In the South as. were
Olga Nothcrsole's forbidden peifor
munces of "Sappho" In the North
some time ago.
H tinting an Issue.
TIIH PKCISIOX of the Demo
crats of the house .to advo
cate letting go the Philip
pines conies too late to bo
impressive. The time to have reached
that decision, If It was their Intent and
objective, viis when tho treaty of peace
with Spain, accepting and sealing
American jurisdiction over the Philip
Incs, was before the senate for ratifi
cation. If the Demociats had wanted
the Philippines relinquished, 'then, of
all times, was the proper time to put
forward their doctrines and make It
effective. They had the votes to do It.
But lor Mr. Bryan's personal canvass
of senators, made with the tdeclared
purpose of putting the Republican ad
ministration in a hole, the peace treaty
would not have been ratified, the Phil
ippine problem would have assumed
some other form and there would not
today be a chance for the display at
Washington of the Democracy's char
acteristic grumbling over things ac
complished and irrevocable.
The proposition which the Democracy
now puts before the county, that our
government shall liifonii the Filipino
bush-whackers that as soon as they
shall have set up a stable government,
capable of taking over tho .obligations
accepted by the f'nitcd States in the
treaty of Paris, and agreed to give us
our pick of coaling stations, we will
move out and let them proceed along
the Hues of Malay destiny as best they
may, is not statesmanship; it is merely
grotesque humor. Those who make it
have heard from colleagues of their
own party faith who have made per
sonal investigation of Philippine con
ditions that there is no probability
whatever of such fitness for independ
ent statehood within the life-time of
this generation, if at all. Democratic
members who have but recently re
turned from Manila f-ay this, and do
not mince their words. What good,
then, in passing a blank cartridge
lcsolutlon or bill pretending to deal
with 11 situation at least a generation
off? Even if we wished, wo could not
in such a. matter tie the hands of our
grandchildren; and no Democrat of In
telligence at Washington would really
wish to do so. The present intent Is
merely to manufacture a little second
class campaign powder.
The Democratic prayer continues to
be: "Give, O give us an Ksue. Any
thing for an Issue'"
Andiew Lang characterizes Rudyard
Kipling's efforts as "rubbish written
against the games." Verily Mr. Kip
ling is in danger of being discovered.
Horse Sense in Education.
r AVE our schools become In-
I stltutlous for the prepar-
1 atlon of Invalids; our school
boa! ds corporations for the
preparation of life failures; our teach
ers experts for bleaching cheeks, stunt
ing growths, curving spines, hollowing
chests and Impairing eyes; and Is the
diploma at graduation incieasingly
often an initiation certificate for the
cemetery? If these things are true, to
reullze them Is certainly Important; '
and even if they are only metaphoric
ally true, or true to a degree, it will not
be time wasted to give heed to thorn.
In a sermon delivered hi a Jewish
synagogue In Philadelphia the other
day the; assertions which we have put
lu the interrogative foim were put by
Rabbi Joseph Krauskopf In the declar
ative form; and he said much else be
side, "Nature," said he, "has destined
boyhood and girlhood to be that period
of life In which the foundation stones
are to bg) laid to subsequent -vigorous
manhood and womanhood. Jt wants
man to be healthy before It wants him
to be snuuvt.' But It Is only in her own
workshop. In the freo and open, where
she can best uttnln this cieut and
blessed end, Thither she draws tho boy
and girl by a thousand allurements and
there she displays the educator's high
est urt, and trains while she entertains.
"A threefold mission has Ood as
signed to man on earth: to feci, to do,
to know, and with three means has Cod
endowed him for a proper discharge
of them with heart, with liandt with
head, Real education, therefote, com
prises tho training of the heart and
hand and head, and hi the order named.
Tho head receives all your attention,
the heart and hand llttlo or none, You
not only reverse the order, but to a
largo extent you ulso eliminate thu
other two. You begin with tho head In
eaily childhood, often before yet there
Is u brain, or before yet It ought to be
made to carry weights, and with the
head you end. And then you wonder
why thero is so little heart in the world,
why so llttlo service and why so much
sharp practice, clever tricking, trained
scoundrejlsin, brainy heartlessness,
hungry Intelligence! And then you
wonder why life with so many Is either
a furce or 11 melodrama or tt tragedy,
why your years of life aio so short,
your days of happiness so few!" 1
The conclusion of the 'learned rabb
was that we need lo get more play Into
our nchool-norlt more outdoor rilntihlg
nbotlt; more tralnliuj of the hniitl and
eye and lung mid muscle, even though,
ns nn offset, we lnay have lo surrender
11 little cube root, tilKchnt br antedi
luvian geography. Ilo nvty liuvo drawn
his conclusions with' a free, hand, but
there Is it world of timely truth and
plain hoi so nciire lu them,
Tho iiinn who writes "reliable news"
of Miss Stone has broken out again.
Otilline Stadias of
Advice from nn Unexpected Source.
"I.'lmd Jnt conic 1 1.11k lo (lie store fiom my
lunili one ilay," hjM (lie mculuiK, m burglar
proof sjtcs iveie uinlcr tllcu!on, "when n inlil-illc-niiPil
nun with 11 Ii.iiiI-iiii look cntrrcrf my
pilvnto olllio after me. 'Hie object of I1I1 call
win to Milke mo for I1.1K u ilollar, nml I urn tur
pilfedyet that I tlhln't .K nine (urn lilm down.
I ruovi It was Ijci.iikc lie luil lliu look ol u
llnt'cLm mechanic uu of n Job, nml brcnii'O
tinilc win milling with me. To itcicdc to liU
lei'niest I I1.11I to open my lilt! fnfc, unit m I luml
nl dim two (iiorlen lie th.inketl me nnd milled:
" MltctHii me, Fir, hut Isn't lh.it .ifo of yours
too itenl c.ny?"
" 'How do yon mennvj' I n-lcil.
" 'Why, it's 11 fuilMiiimltcr coliilihi.il Ion, but
j on lime It set only lo tun. 1 think I could open
It In .1 totiple of lulmttci.'
"'If jon inn I'll Rive .ou JV I whl feillni;
a Utile nettled at I1I1 tlNpiirjjHiiicnl. I ilmt 11ml
loiked the iloor and Mood lutk for him. .mil
in U-M Mian forty hoeoiidi he had swum? It open.
" 'I told .ion It .t dead e.iv?,' ho taid, with
out 11 Millie.
" 'Hut bow did j on P'l oil lu the ioiiibin.i
" 'Oh, It's Intuition, I riicw. Heller call in a
man and h.uc the lock .cl In fom nmiiben. It
could be opdied then, but It inlRbt lake an hour
or two. Thanks tiRjIu, and Rood da.,'
"I didn't let the ri.im glow under my del,'
continued the merchant, "and I10111 thai day 111
I carried 11 heap lei inoncv In the Kite. 'J lie
man mlRlil b.110 been a nu'ibanlc, but Fomcl.ow
Tie ulunj't hid the Idea tlmt be was 11 Kile
uackcr nnd tlmt 1 made 11 Riod iincslnirnt when
I hindul over Hut 5.."i0. Ho might h.nc Rot
Iji.ttXI Hut lilRht ill c.i 111 lolllns oft a log.
Dctinit Tree Pre1-.
Collector Pat Garrett.
i:ei.ibody out west knows dim as "I'.tt" liar
rclt. When I'lcfident ltomoiell nominated dim
to be collector of customs at Kl l'aso, Tev., the.
inline was wiitteii out in full I'alilck V. (lai
red. (i.inclt would be conspicuous ciijwheie, for lie
is i- feet Ihe indies high ami as muscular ami
sinewy as .1 nun can be, but he is c-pcelully fa
mous because ho killed "Hilly, the Kid," out In
Xew Meltnlt.ind along the Mclean border "Hil
ly, the Kid" was a tenor, He was known to
hae mmdeied eigtiteeu men, but be bad twent
iW notches on Ids rcvoher, anil (his, too, when
be was only twenty-one. from the timo when
he killed his lint man in a g.unbllns den when
he was about si'iteen jells old until he finally
fell with .1 bullet in Ids forehead, he held human
life In iihsolule contempt. Once he shot two
men Just lo 'See them jump." (ianctt finally
caught dim when he entered a hou-e tor food.
He had .1 biff butchctSknlfe in one bind and 11
cocked lciobcr in (he othei. The room was
daik, except whin (lie moon light fllieied
llnough the clouds. "Hilly, the Kid" saw two
foims .sitting on the bed. He leeogniml one as
the owner of the place. Tic oilier he did not
know. "WI10 is ill" lie asked. The ansner was
a bullet from G.nietl'.s icohor, and tiic ili-i-peiado
fell to the floor, dead.
(.'oieinor Lew- Wall ice was then goieinor of
Xew Jle.leo, and was on (he muiilirei'i. black
Ut for h.ning ouleied out the military to catili
dim. A little while liefoio "Hilly, (he Kid" was
finally shot he was scnleuccd bj a judge of Ihe
Xew JIcieo com I to "ham; by (he ncik until
3011 are dead, dead, dead."
"And jou can go (0 Ii 1, h 1, d 1," ie-
plied (he dcpeiado, laughing in Hie judge's
Hilly was not lunged. He (-hot Hie two deputy
.shcillls sent to escoit dim to jail, and was still
inuuleiing people when lit duett pndeil his
bloody career. Washington Post,
Thought Well of in Brooklyn.
The ltev. Pi. t'ujlcr. ol Hicokljn, tells .1 sjory
the authenticity of which he louchos for about
llr. Ilethune, who bad a mici esfnl p,i,toi.ito
leaching oer many je.us in one of (lie U11tc.l1
liefoiined chmehes. of Hiookljn.
vl.ate In ids life a flilteiing oiler wa-. nude him
(0 (ako 11 Xew Yolk chinch. After milnre lelleu
tinn Dr. lletliunc decided to icinain in Hiookljn,
and declined the offer, to the gietl tailifjcliuii
of lib own p.11 Mdoncr
bmne weeks lalcr Dr. Helhinie lud occasion (o
110 ihe East iier feny. It was doting Hie
c.nly nioinhig ui-.li boms Theie was a Ri'eat
ciowil on the boat, ami le was obliged to Maud
Presently one of (he pa cngeis got up ami be
gan to slgnil (0 (ho ilodor by .1 leinarkablo tel
of ge.-.liculatloiLS to come und take his scat. As
he noiiccd (hat the man was cousideiably under
the influence of liquoi, and wished to mold at
tiacting intention, he took (he piolfered s.it.
llul the donor was not satisfied then. He put
his hand heailly on Hie Uoclois shouldei, auj
s.iiil In u maudlin tone:
"I say, 'Doe,' .ier don'( know how iiuuli we
think of .'ei, in Hiookljn, cier since jer (old
(ha( Xew Yolk eongiegadon that ofleis jcr a big
sal.uy ter come over lo Xew Yoik and mo Hiclr
souls that jou'il sec 'cm dunned fir-t," -Xew
Yoik Til mine.
Good Form in Naval Arrests.
Hear A1lmir.1l Tenj, lomuundant at Hie Wash
ington uuiy j.iul, who ai united Hie loom for
the meetings of (ho Schley com! of lnquliy, tills
a sloiy about iiiurU martlil in the navy that
illustrates the ceioilty of nial legulntlons and
the slilctne.vs of the lite liear Adniltal Sktnett.
A1lml1.1l Mt'lielt v.u llien .1 laptaln, iiml nn of
fleer who had been limited wild an oireno and
oidered under mret pic-seuled himself In be ar.
le.stcd. The icgnlations pmvide that on mkIi 1111
ociaaiou Hie otllcer shall 1 e in full ihe.s and
wear :i swoid, Ihe oillecr worn his unltoim, hut
bad no sword.
"I can't uncsf you," 1..1I1I Captain skcintt,
looking for Hie niUslug swoid, "unlcs jou ionic
piepiied to submit yonv swoid lo me."
The otllcer e.plilncd td.it he hid not recelud
his swoid fiom home, although it hid been it
preSMil to 1dm.
"Well, you will hue to get one," was the
So thu offlicr skluiiMicil about in Hie naiy
janl for sonic one who had .1 swoid to lend.
i'indlng one, tho ollender lelurueil In Captain
Skinell, and was pioniplly and legulaily put mi
ller niieet, iiiiordlng to 1 emulations. -I'liilade.
A Hnvum-Xiilce Story.
"I'lum the mountains of Xew llauiphlie," saya
the Huston Tianscilpt, "coiiiea a )ald llaiuiu
lika story of Hie advent of the llrt automobile,
whkd made iu appeaiauce last summer, baling
climbed mil! of lliu sleep slope near Wonalauo:t
Willi disastiaus li'.ulU to thn limning grar, Thu
accident happened i.ear a hajiHld, whfio u fanner
was endeaioring to rcpilr a bioken mowing ma.
1 him Atti.icted by Ihe appeal am e of the stiaugo
looltliig horseless uddile, the farmer left hi oe.
uipatlou and came out to inspect tho rcnniU.
able object wild open moulded astonUbiiiint.
After u few lnonieiits of slltnt sciutliiy lie said
to tho cluiifTeur, who wax icpaiilng the break
as well as he could, ''What' d" yet call tint 'eio
nucblne?' 'That is uu auiomobllc, was Ihe re
ply j 'what do j on call jcuis' pointing wag.
glsldy to llio Uisahled apparatus ii the field.
Vul,' was' the iliy lesponse, with a pause for n
shift of 'chaw.' 'It oulQ'iuoMiay, but It dou'tl' "
A Flank' Movement and a Bout.
Iu the court house u:i Irlsliiuari stood iluiged
with stealing a watili,ficm u fellow citizen. He
stoutly denied tlia linpeacliiiieut, am brought a
counter accusation against dU accuser for aismlt
and bjtteiy comniitted with a hying pan. The
J ud.ro was inclined to tako a coimuoii sense iew
ct tho case, and, rcgaidiiu; Hie prisoner, (aid;
"Wliy did you allow tdo luosecutor, who is a
smaller nun than jourself. to a.iult you without
t riddance? Had jou nothing in jour hand to
defend yourself wltliV
"Jledad, your donor," said 1'jt, "I had bU
walih, but what wiv. that uvahtt u frying pauS"
Uilltof of Idc Tilhuno- ,
Sir: Small-pox In Its day has been
the, worst BcoitrRo tho world has ever
known, Once, like n bird of nvll omen,
It hovered over cities und villages of all
the lauds, attacking at least one-fourth
of all the earth's Inhabitants; showing
no respect for persons, iiro or locality;
klllliiR millions, and leuvlnjr thoso who
escaped death from Its ravages blind
or terribly disfigured, nnd sometimes
crippled and even Insnno.
Jt pounced down like a huwk unan
nounced, causing: the Inhabitants to ilco
terror-stricken to places of Imaginary
safety, blotting out thousands of happy
homes und leaving the dead In heaps to
decay und desecration.
Its first entrance Into Me.'clco resulted
In the death of 3,r,00,000 people. Iceland
later yielded tip one-fourth of Its popu
lation and, simultaneously, nlmo3t the
entire population of Greenland was ex
tinguished by this lonlliBomc disease.
Thus it hns spread over nil lands from
tltno to time, oven crossing the seas In
In former times tho earth was power
less to combat It and those Inhabitants
who hud escaped death from tho dls-'
ease wore either marked and maimed
from It, or living In dread of becoming
its victims. Such was for ages the hope
less condition of nffalrs. The writer has
actively practiced medicine for thirty
four years and during that time beside
passing through two epidemics, and be
side treating from -100 to COO cases In
each instance, hns treated, ii'iiumbor of
cases lit different other times during
tlmt period. During tho present winter,
In this threatened district, ho has fre
quently met with opposition among old
patients to being vaccinated, because of
the dread of lockjaw, as has been agi
tated by thoughtless Journalists and
some unscrupulous commercial insti
tutions. United effort on the part ot
the doctors and the people is essential
to the welfare of all mankind In coun
teracting this Influence.
In the cases of lockjaw reported from
Camden, N. J., nnd vicinity during, the
present winter, the actual number of
nflllcted persons Is believed to be less
than five or six, though by repetitions
from sensational reports the publicis
given the Impression that there were
dozens of cases. But no evidence has
been furnished, either by the profes
sion or the. authorities, of lockjaw
having been chased by vaccination ex
clusively. Even so, more people are killed by
meteors than by vaccination. Millions
are vaccinated; how many arc claimed
to have been afflicted with lockjaw?
More people choke to death while eat
ing beefsteak than die of vaccination,
20 to 1.
Medical statistics furnish the follow
ing interesting facts: In the German
army of 75,000 to 100,0000 men, -where
vaccination is rigidly and carefully en
forced, only four died from small-pox in
one year; while in the French army,
where the rules are less rigid, GOO died
from the disease in the same year. In
these days tho intelligence of the
masses is too great to be seriously af
fected permanently to a resistance of
The question arises, "What Is vaccine
and whence derived?" In Berkeley,
England, in the year 179C, lived a. then
obscure country doctor whose name,
now well known to the civilized world,
was Edward .Tenner. From the dairy
people ho learned that the milkmaids
who, through a scratch or wound on
the hands, contracted cow-pox (In re
ality small-pox in the cow) or in other
words were vaccinated, were positively
immune from small-pox. The disease of
cow-pox was not serious to either the
maids or cattle, so Jenner concluded
that the lesser disease was the lesser
evil. Hence the discovery of vaccine.
Experiments piove that a blanket
taken from the bed of a small-pox
patient and put on a cow will cause the
cow to contract cow-pox. Reversing the
case, nothing more than vaccination
can be contracted from the cow; then,
not by contagion, but only by some of
the serum being Introduced lu an
abrasion or -cratch of the person.
Because of the cleanliness of a cow's
choice of food, the resultant purity of
her blood, and the life-sustaining nature
of her milk, she Is able to furnish a
pure, safe vaccine and at the same
time Is able to withstand what to other
animals would be an aflllction, Hence
slie Is universally used for the propo
gation of the milder smnll-pox con
tagion, or vaccine, which is the de
stroyer of humanity's terror, small-pox.
Munklnd's greatest benefactor was
Edward Jenner. He mastered smull
pox. Competitive commercial Influences,
avarice and thoughtlessness cannot en
tirely reverse, even temporarily, the re
sult of years of the practice in that
direction, which has saved millions on
millions of lives, and conserved tho
health, prosperity and commerce of the
But the disease Itself has not been en
tirely stamped out. From time to time
It reappears here und there und is only
combatted and driven out by vaccina
tion, thereby only gaining 11 short life
in each locality, securing as its victims
only those who either never weio vac
cinated or have broken the hevcn-yetir
law ot vaccination,
Today It Is again with us and pio
portlonally Is equally formidable wheie
It finds no .Tunuerlsm to oppose It. At
tempts of the various boards of health
to stamp It out are nmdu ineffectual by
lack of co-operation by the people, in
fluenced by an absurd and superstitious
reluctance to vaccination, because of
tho resultant lockjaw. Carelessness In
tho after treatment of tho resultant
soro Is always responsible for bad ef
fects, now attributed to the remedy un
justly. Cleanliness and disinfection are chief
among the preventives of the small-pox
foothold, and Co-operation with the
health authorities is better than fault
finding, Thorough disinfection of tho
building In which a case occurs and all
adjoining buildings, also schools and
churches which have in any way been
exposed to tho infection, should be
made, Theso two preventives aid In
checking the spread of tho iIImmsb and
are factors In effectually aldlns vac
cination. But tho teal causo of Jockjaw, which
sonio foolishly attribute to vaccination,
Is u germ found in ordinary garden
earth or in barnyards, and very often
In the dtibt of the street und In old
houses. Thoughtless newspapers are re
sponsible for the Impression that these
germs contaminated soma of the vac
cine now used, particularly In the local
ity forinej'ly referred to.
Two tacts render this Impression not
only Improbable but absurd: First, only
reliable firms aro engaged n producing
vaccine and they use tho most careful
scientific methods; stringent laws gov
erning tho bundling und shipment ot
the vacclno to and iu tho market, And
second, the authorities at Camden pur
chased from different points In open
market uuantllles of vacclno which,
after exhaustive tests, weio found per
fectly pure and Incapable of producing
lockjaw In cither person or animals.
Then when wo remember that the
germs of lockjaw got Into tin' body
through sores and wounds which ore
carelessly exposed to dtiBt, soiled cloth
ing and unclcnn fingers It seems fair to
assume that tho reported cases ot lock
jaw wore, If Indirectly due to vucclim
tlon, the result of carelessly treating
the resultant sores. And as to why
Camden should furnish n majority ot
theso regrettable cases, It might bo
reasonably accounted for by tho fact
that ccrtuln conditions of the soil In
some localities aro m6ro favorable to
the occurrence of lockjaw thnn In
others. Long Island for years hits .had
a. reputation as such, the victims b'fclng
chiclly among ditch-diggers nnd other
workers In the soil.
But this Is a fact plain to every one:
The total number of deaths for nil past
years due to vaccination Is not one to
a million caused by small-pox, and not
one death from vncclnution to 10,000,
000 vaccinated. During my thirty-four
years of practice I have yet to find one
single case of lockjaw, erysipelas, blood
poisoning or other complication as the
result of vncclnution. I am positive
that medical records contain few, If
any, cases where It has been proved
that lockjaw was caused by vucclna
tlon. Even though a few lives must bo
sacrificed through carelessness In ef
forts to afford urotcctlon to the mill
ions of the earth, is It a just reason
why vaccination should bo denounced
us harmful nnd dangerous? We might
as well endeavor to suspend railroad
trafllc because of the number of fatal
ities. Vaccination must not even in the
slightest measure be allowed to fall Into
disrepute. It is absolutely free from
danger when performed with the de
gree of care common with the use of
any treatment observed by any legiti
mate physician, and when due care Is
afterwards taken by tho patient to
protect the sore from contamination.
Furthermore, It Is our only safeguard
against the appalling ravages of small
pox; and were It to be discontinued for
even the period of ten years thero is
every reason to believe that small-pox
would ravage the earth with Its in
creased and congested population, para
lyze all business and progress, and
leave us worse than the people of for
Any reasonable person can compare
this loathsome disease with any of the
earth's plagues and then but dimly
estimate the horrors of It, if not fought
as it now is and has been, the past
hundred years. Unlike the cholera, the
plague of India or our much-dreaded
yellow fever, it thrives In any climate,
and appears In localities divergently,
perhaps on tho opposite sides of the
globe simultaneously, or perhaps may
exist in Maine and California and
Michigan and Florida at the same time
without the least reasonable evidence
of contagion between the localities.
No climate or country is safe from it.
It is the duty of every member of the
medical profession diligently to present
such facts and reasoning, and dearly
more so the duty of every citizen to
most heartily co-operate. If mishaps in
this earnest effort must be reported, let
It be done honestly, without prejudice
and with a disposition to assist in the
unselfish work, rather than to exagger
ate and create distrust.
Small-pox is the earth's 'greatest
Vaccination Is the earth's greatest
ally and material friend.
D. B. Hand, M. D.
Scrnnton, January "0
Tales Out of School.
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Her Little Hrollici Oil, 110, jou weren't. Allien
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At a Woman's Club.
Mi.-s Homely As for myself, I .-hould piefer to
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An Unkind Member Hut where could jou get
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126 Wyoming Av.e.
The keynote of the coming
season's trimmings wnB struck
when our crisp new stock of
sheer white embroideries arrived
at the store. They will be util
ized during the coming weeks on
Gingham Shirt "Waist Suits, af
ternoon gowns und the new Shirt
"Waists; In fact, everything will
be made up with a lavish dlspluy
of Insertions and embroideries,
Tho "all over" embroideries huvo
never been so popular nor the de
signs so beautiful.
A new Insertion cumes to us
this beuson, with u strong beaded
edge, making It especially adapt
able to outside trimming. Prices,
L'oc. to 03c. a yard.
Swlbs Edgings, one inch em
broidering to three inch embroid
ering; on two-inch cambric to
five and one-quutter Inches cam
bric, Prices, J5o. a yard up,
Narrow Edgings from 5c, a yuid
Insertions to match all pat
terns. Many of the most popular put
tetiiB In tho windows this week.
A hint of llio June "bride to
bo." Several designs of lace brldul
dresses shown near the linen department.
91 1 CI. I
1902 Money Saving Sale
Is now on. With overy pair of our
J?oet nnd Honlth Saving Shoes you
get n shoe nhlnor free.
200 pairs of Men's Double Soled,
Vic! Kid and Box Calf Shoes, worth
$2,00. Our 1902 Cash , -.
200 pairs of Youths' Vlci Kid
patent tips, worth $1.00.
Our 1902 Cnsh Price .... 5l)C
100 pairs of Youths' and Boys'
Lcggins, mixed lots, not all sixes in
cverv tot, but the size you need in
some of the lots, worth ffn
$1.25 Our 1902 Cash Price OUC
,ioo pairs of Men's Solid Tap Boots
all sizes, worth $i'5 to $2.50,
Our 1902 Cnsh $. 4
loo pairs of Men's Solid Tapped
Soled Shoes, lace and Blucher,
worth 1.25. Our 1902
Cash Price y)C
100 pairs Ladies' Vici Kid button
and lace Shoes worth $1.00 to
$1.25. Our 1902 Cash
200 pairs Misses and Children's
Vici Kid School Shoes, worth 75c
to $1.00. Our 1902 Cnsh ,
Mixed, lot of Ladies' Dress and
Fancy Slippers, toe a little bit nar
row, worth $1.00 to $1.50.
Our 1903 Cash Price 5UC
You can see by tho above list thnt
very little cash is required to pur
chase good reliable and honest foot
LeWiS & RelllV, Wyon,,!,t,,A6renue.
Office Desks and
New and Complete
DEAXEBS IN" SCBANTON
We carry the greatest assortment
of up-to-date Office Furniture.
Yo.u are Invited to examine our
new line before purchasing.
12i Washington Avenue.
City with a.
First-Class Stock of
Merceread & Connell,
132 Wyoming Aveune.
THIRD NATIONAL BANK
Pays 3 interest on
savings accounts whether
large or small.
Opeu Saturday eveuings
from 7.30 to 8. 30.
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Illiiga, Diamond and r.merulJ Itingt, Dia
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Itlmcij, Diamond mid Sajiphlic Jtliw, Dia
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any doited combination to oidu',
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For iii If
Are of unusual merit guar
anteed to give satisfactory
silkwear, will pot break, croclc
Our Silks have established
a spiended reputation for ex
cellence of quality, finish and
wear, we can recommend
them to your consideration
with great confidence.
Black Dress Silks are
shown here iu all the new
and popular weaves: 1
Peau de Cygne,
Peau de Sole,
Poulard Silks y
of new designs and colorings
in light and dark shades, a
good quality of silk at the at
tractive price of 75c per yard.
Oar Window Display of Challies
in new spring designs is
creating many iavorable com-'
ments, see them at '
510-512 Lackawanna Ave!
THE NEW DISCOVERY
'253-327 Penu Avenue.
4KB to 455
N. Ninth Street,
Tolcphons Call. 233.1.
Successors to Machine Business ot
Dickson Manufacturing Co., Scrnnton
ana Wllkes-Darie, Pa.
Stationary Engines, Boilers, Mining
There Is as much difference. In
Diamonds as thero is in huiHan
faces, and not 'infrequently as
much hidden deception. When
you wish to huy a diamond come
to us. You can rely upon our
judgment ana representation.
317 Lackawanna ave.