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DEO. 24, 1909.
Philadelphia Physician Describen
Remarkable Scientific Use
of Snake Venom
EXPLAINS JUST KOW IT ACTS
Dr. Maya 8aya Hypodermic Injection
of Deadly Drug Can Stop Tubercu
losis May Yet Receive the $100r
000 Prize Offered by Yale Alumnus.
Philadelphia. Rattlesnake venom,
scientifically termed "crotalin," Is a
new remedy that Is arresting and cur
ing cases of consumption, and one
which may yet receive the $100,000
prize offered by a Yale alumnus for a
euro of the white plague, In the opin
ion of noted physicians.
In the American Journal of Clinical
Medicine the results of a preliminary
Investigation of rattlesnake venom as
a curative agent are given In an arti
cle by Dr. Thomas J. Mays, a well
known authority on' consumption. He
is one of the few 'men i who have had
successful results In treating pulmon
ary tuberculosis with drugs. He is a
medical director of the Philadelphia
Clinic for the home treatment of chest
and, throat diseases.
In his article, which is entitled "Tho
Action of Crotalin," Dr. Mays says:
"It has long been the conviction of
the writer that the chief and funda
mental factor In the immediate 'causa
tion of pulmonary tuberculosis lies In
a disturbance of that part of tho nerv
ous tract which is known as the re
spiratory centre and Its outgoing
nerves, and that any agent which pos
sesses the requisite power of Influenc
ing this nerve area from a central di
rection will, In properly directed
doses, tend to correct this lesion and
alleviate, if not cure, this disease.
"The writer's own experimental
study of this substance led him to be
lieve that It profoundly affects the
cerebro-splnal nervous system, and
especially that part of the spinal cord
which comprises the respirator centre
and other closely allied functions.
"Crotalin Is a dry, yelowlsh, scaly,
granular residue of the evaporated
salivary secretion of the American
rattlesnake. The secretion Itself, as
it Is forced from the poison glands, Is
nn opalescent yellow, whitish fluid of
about the same consistency as human
saliva, having a bitter taste and a
slightly acid reaction.
"The dried venom, or crotalin, has
a neutral effect and is soluble In wa
ter and glycerine and possesses all
the physiologic properties of the fluid
secretion. It is compose'd of carbon
nitrogen, hydrogen and sulphur.
"The average hypodermic Injection
of cotalln is one one-hundredth of a
grain, although It is often advisable
to begin with one .two-hundredth grain
or even a smaller amount, and It is
essential to Increase the dose to one
fiftieth of a grain or even more and
repeat It at more frequent Intervals in
cases where many injections have
"The back of the forearm has been
selected as the site of the hypodermic
administration of the drug. The Im
mediate effects after the Injection of
crotalin are a burning, stinging pain
at the, seat of the Injection, with gen
erally stinging and darting sensations
toward the shoulder. This pain is not
severe and is of short duration.
"The cough and expectoration, the
two very harassing features In every
case of phthisis, almost without ex
ception yield readily to the action of
this drug, whether administered sub
cutaneously or internally, or both. The
patient shows a decided Increase in
strength from the very beginning of
the treatment. This has been so evi
dent and so constant that it seems al
most anomalous in the absence of an
Increase in flesh."
NEW IDEA3 IN EDUCATION.
Philadelphia to Add Many Virtues to
Philadelphia. Love, humor, cour
age and economy are a few of the
various virtues which will be taught
to the pupils of the Philadelphia pub
lic schools, If the present plans of
Superintendent Brumbaugh and a
committee of twenty teachers, are ap
proved by the Board of Education.
Some'of the other virtues indorsed
by tho committee are: Cleanliness,
politeness, truthfulness, fidelity, obedl
onco, respect and reverence, gratitude,
foreglveness, honesty, self-respect,
self-control, temperance, patriotism
Makes Qood $2.60 8tolen Years Ago.
Walla Walla, Wash. "Now I feel
something like," said William Sager
as ho walked out of the Recorder's
office at Milton, having paid $2.50 for
electricity stolen years ago, and
which, ho stated, pai been on his con
science ever since. Recorder Bruce
Shangle stated that Sager asked him
to write the receipt, "For stolen
goods," to tell the Councilmen and no
tify the public.
Lives With His Heart Exposed.
El Paso, Tex. While driving to get
a load of wood, Oenaro Qar?la, aged
fiftoen years, residing In Juarex, Mer,
dropped a gun from the wagon and
shot away almost his whole left sldo,
exposing his heart. None of the shot
entered the heart, end he Is still alive.
He wu drlrea sack to town, fifteen
miles, ami wm operated upon by sur
GETTING A CIIIIISTMAS DINNER
ON A KANCH,
One December, while I was out on
my ranch, so much work had to be
done that it was within a week of
Christmas before wo were able to'
take any thought for tho Christmas
dinner. The winter set in late that
year, and there had been compara
tively little cold weather, but one
day the ice on tho river had been
sufficiently strong to enable us to
haul up a wagonload of flour, with
enough salt pork to last through the
winter, and a very few tins of can
ned goods, to be used at special
feasts. We had some bushels of 'po
tatoes, the heroic victors of a strug
gle for existence in which the rest of
our garden vegetables had succumbed
to drought, frost and grasshoppers;
and we also had some wild plums and
dried elk venslon. But we had no
fresh meat, and so one day my fore
man and I agreed to make a hunt on
Accordingly ono of the cowboys
rode out in the frosty afternoon to
fetch in the saddleband from the pla
teau three miles off, where they were
grazing. It was after sunset when
It was necessary to get to the hunt
ing grounds by sunrise, and it will
lacked a couple of hours of dawn
when the foreman wakened me as I
lay aBleep beneath the buffalo robes.
Dressing hurriedly and breakfasting
on a cup of coffee and some mouth
fuls of bread and jerked elk meat,
wo slipped out to the barn, threw
the saddles on the horses, and were
The air was bitterly chill; the cold
had been severe for two days, so that
the river ice would again bear horses.
Beneath the light covering of pow
dery snow we could feel the rough
ground like wrinkled iron under the
horses' hoofs. There was no moon,
but the stars shone beautifully down
through the cold, clear air, and our
willing horses galloped swiftly across
the long bottom on which the ranch
.ouso stood, threading their way deft
ly among the clumps of sagebrush.
A mile off we crossed the river, the
Ice cracking with noises like pistol
shots as our horses picked their way
gingerly over It. On the opposite
side was a dense jungle of bull-berry
bushes-, and on breaking through this
we found ourselves galloping up a
long, winding valley, which led back
many mles Into the hills. The cran
nies and little side ravines were filled
with brushwood and grooves of stunt
ed ash. By this time there was a
faint flush of gray in the east, and
as we rode silently along we could
make out dimly the tracks made by
the wild animals as they had passed
and repassed In the snow. Several
times we dismounted to examine
them. A couple of coyotes, possibly
frightened by our approach, had
trotted and loped up the valley ahead
o fus, leaving a trail like that of two
dogs; the sharper, more delicate foot
prints of a fox crossed our path; and
outside one long patch of brushwood
a series of round imprints in the
snow betrayed where a bob-cat as
plainsmen term the small lynx had
been lurking around to try to pick
up a rabbit or a prairie fowl.
As the dawn reddened, and It. be
came light enough to see objects
some little way off, we began to sit
erect In our saddles and to scan the
hillsides sharply for sight of feeding
deer. Hitherto we had seen no deer
tracks save inside the bullberry
bushes by the river, and we knew
that deer that lived In that Impene
trable jungle were cunning white
tails which in such a place could be
hunted only by aid of a hound. But
just before sunrise we came on three
lines of heart-shaped footmarks In
the snow, which showed where as
many deer had just crossed a little
plain ahead of us. They were walk
ing leisurely, and from the lay of the
land we believed that we should And
them over the ridge, where there
was a brush coulee.
Riding to one side of the trail, we
topped the little ridge just as the
sun flamed up, a burning ball of
crimson, beyond the snowy waste at
our backs. Almost immediately af
terwards my companion leaped from
his horse and raised his rifle, and as
he pulled the trigger I saw through
the twigs of a brush patch on our
left the erect, startled head of a
young black-tailed doe as she turned
to look at us, her great mule-like
ears thrown forward. The ball broke
her neck, and she turned a complete
somersault downhill, while a sud
den smashing of underbrush told of
the flight of her terrified compan
ions. We both laughed and called out
"dinner" as we sprang down toward
her, and in a few minutes she was
dressed and hung up by the hind
legs on a small ash tree. The en
trails and viscera we threw off to one
side, after carefully poisoning them
from a little bottle of strychnine
which I had In my pocket. Almost
every cattleman carries poison and
neglects no chance of leaving out
wolf bait, for tho wolves are sources
of Berlous loss to the unfenced and
unhoused flocks and herds. In this
Instance we felt particularly revenge
ful because It was but a few days
since we had lost a fine yearling
heifer. The tracks on the hillside
where tho carcass lay when we found
It told tho story plainly. The wolves,
two In number, bad crept up close
before being discovered, and had then
raced down on the astonished heifer
almost before she could get fairly
Btarted. One brue had hamstrung
her with a snap of his vise-like jaws,
and once down, she was torn open In
No sooner was the sun 'up than a
warm west wind began to blow In our
faces. The weather had suddenly
changed, and within nn hour the
snow was beginning to thaw and to
leave patches of bare ground on the
hillsides. We left our coats with
our horses and struck off on foot
for a group of high buttes cut up by
the cedar canyons and gorges, in
which we knew the old bucks loved
to He. It was noon before 'we saw
anything more. Wo lunched at a
clear spring not needing much time,
for all we had to do was to drink a
draught of icy water and munch a
strip of dried venison. Shortly after
ward, as we were moving along a
hillside with silent caution, we came
to a sheer canyon of which the op
posite face was broken by little ledges
grown up with wind-beaten cedars.
Ab we peeped over the edge, my com
panion touched my arm and pointed
silently to one of the ledges, and In
stantly I caught the glint of a buck's
horns as he lay half behind an old
tree trunk. A slight shift of position
gave me a fair shot slanting down
between his shoulders, and though
he struggled to his feet he did not
go 50 yards after receiving the bul
let. This was all we could carry. Lead
ing the horses around we packed the
buck behind my companion's saddle,
and then rode back for the doe,
which I put behind mine. But we
were not destined to reach home
without a slight adventure. When
we got to the river we rode boldly on
the Ice, heedless of the thaw; and
about midway there was a sudden,
tremendous craBh, and men, horses
and deer were scrambling together
in the water amid slabs of floating
Ice. However, it was shallow and no
morse results followed than some
hard work and a chilly bath. But
what cared we? We wore returning
triumphant with our Christmas dinner.
LYNX ALONG THE ROAD.
Mr. Benesh Saw Ono Chasing a Deer
On Thursday of last week as Jos.
J. Benesh, a resident of Shohola
township, Pike county, with postofllce
at Greeley, was driving through a
stretch of forest over Kuhn's road,
between Greeley and Lackawaxen,
his attention was called to a fright
ened fawn which came dashing out
of the woods with tongue protruding
from its mouth, as if being closely
pursued. The fawn stood for a mo
ment with an appealing look at Mr.
Benesh, and a piteous bleating as if
for protection, and then darted off
into the woods again. Following
closely, a lynx as large as the fawn
crossed the road in pursuit of the
young deer. Mr. Benesh wished that
he had his gun with him as he could
have sent a bullet after the lynx and
rescued the fawn from becoming the
prey of its ravenous pursuer. The
lynx Is a rare animal In Pike county.
The Hebrew Bible. '
tt was not until the year 621 B. C.
'!., in the reign of King Josiah, the
'"'ory of Israel presents us with a
nvA which was regarded by all alike
having supreme authority in mot
ors', of religion and conduct. The "dls
nvery" of this "book of the law,"
which was practically our Pentateuch
tho "Five Books of Moses"), is the
!irst distinct mention In the history
of the Jewish people of a body of
Weighed In Your Own Scales.
If you Impute motives, and pretc.id
to read hearts, others will do the
same towards you. A hard and ceu
sorlous behavio. Is sure to provoke
reprisals. Those around you will
pick up the peck measure you have
been using, and measure your corn
with It. You do not object to men
forming a fair opinion of your char
acter, 'neither are you forbidden to do
the same towards them, but as you
would qbject to their sitting in judg
ment on you, do not sit in judgment
upon them. Spurgeon.
The Weight Man's Woes.
"I wouldn't mind this business," ac
knowledged the man who guesses the
weights of people, "If It wasn't for the
automobile coats the women wear to
hide their figures how are you to
guess a weight unless you see the fig
ure? and if the crowd didn't nearly
die laughing whenever I happen to
guess wrong. A lot of them seem to
stand around waiting to see me guess
wrong, then chortle like fiends."
In one of Bocton's primary schools
the other day the head master of the
district presented a problem for the
scholars that would require the use of
fractions. He expected the answer "I
don't now." The problem: "If I had
eight potatoes how could I divide
them among nine boys?" One bright
looking youngster raised his hand.
"Mash them," promptly replied the
The Right Definition for "Weird."
Little Frances, aged four, was being
put to bed alone for the first time.
"Mother," she said, "I do not like
thlB room, It is so weird-looking."
"What does 'weird' mean, dear?" ask
ed her mother. "Why," she replied,
"weird Is long and dark and no-father-and-motherish
The Last Trumpet.
First farmer (pointing to the flar
ing horn .on an automobile) What's
tbet thing for? Second farmer
Th of s th' thing they blow Jos' before
they run y' down I Town and Country.
Only he Is lord of riches who de
spises them, and be Is so whether he
has any or not-Faek.
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LlliilST BELIEVED IN WEALTH
"Condemned tho Hoarding, Not the
Using of Riches," Dr. Abbott
Tells Philadelphia Audience.
Philadelphia. Ministers of tho
leading congregations of tho city, re
inforced by a large number of stu
dents from tho University of Pennsyl
vania, formed tho large audience tlmt
listened to a lecture by Dr. Lyman Ab
bott, of New York.
"I think Jesus was one of those
meu who think it is right to be rich,"
said Dr. Abbott. "To Him, accumula
tion for Its own sake was wicked.
Wbat Christ condemned was the
hoarding, and not the using of wealth;
He would not approve of men whose
whole mission In life is to acquire,
and still acquire, wealth, and who do
not put any of their culture, money or
education into the great problem of
poverty confronting us.
"Christ liked pleasure, and did not
renounce the world. He accepted a
great many invitations to dine, from
all kinds of people, reputable and dis
reputable. "1 don't know what Jesus Christ
would do If he visited the big Ameri
can' cities, but I am very sure if He
was captain of the football team, and
there was any man who attempted to
win foully, He would give him a talk
ing he would remember to the end
of his days. If He came to Philadel
phia for the men who are corrupt in
this city, he would have a red-hot Iron
to brand them for the rest of their
"I do not think Jesus would be a
total abstainer If He were in Amelca,
Rnd I am sure he would not confound
temperance with total abstinence.
"He would not say, have you, pa
gemts In the churches, but denounce
n play In a theatre as wicked. No en
joyment is right that doesn't help to
develop manhood and womanhood."
BUCK DROWN8 A HOUND.
Turns on Pursuer In Pond and Soon
'Ends Fight for Life.
Providence, R. I. A hound belong
ing to Frank Llllle of Rlverpolnt was
drowned in a mill pond in West
Greenwich by a deer that he had pur
sued through the woods and Into the
Llllle, with a party of hunters from
Rlverpolnt, had gone ' over Into the
West Greenwich woods for a day's
sport. They had spent several hours
In the woods when Spot, LUlle's
Three miles away a party of men
at work about a sawmill heard the
baying of a hound. A moment later
a young buck broke from the woods
and bounded across the fields to the
water's edge. Close on its trail was
The buck plunged into the Icy wa
ter and the dog followed.
The buck was evidently tired, for
the dog overhauled him and began
biting at his flanks.
Then the buck turned and gave
fight. Several times both animals
went under water, but finally the deer
came to the surface alone, swam to
the opposite side of the pond and dls
apeared in the woods.
MAKES A MIRAGE TO ORDER.
Johns Hopkins Professor Reproduces
Desert's Optical lllluslon.
Baltimore, Md. It is no longer nec
essary to travel the deserts of Africa
or the burning wastes of Arizona to
see a real mirage.
Dr. Robert W. Wood, professor of
experimental physics at John Hopkins
University, showed his classes and
otlierHopklns students who were in
terested In a miniature mirage that
showed as perfectly as is possible in
a laboratory experiment the realness
and vividness of this hallucination.
Prof. Wood produced the desert
with a sheet of iron 15 feet long, cov
ered with sand which he heated with'
gas burners. '
A mirror reflected the sun upon a
white sheet of paper at one end of the
artificial desert, which paper served
as the clear skyline.
When the sand got fairly hot and
one looked along Its surface at some
little piles of sand at the end toward
tho white paper one could almost be
lieve that just a little way In front of
the piles of sand there was a pool of
crystal water on the sanded plate.
WORK OF ART 4,000 YEARS OLD.
Clay Figure of Goddess Excavated
Berlin, Germany. What is said to
be the oldest artistic record of man
kind has been found at Ottltz, near
Ratlbor, in Silesia, Prussia, by an ex
cavating expedition under Johannes
Rlchter. It consists of a clay figure of
a goddess, about four thousand years
old, and was discovered in a house
dating back to the Stone Age, of
which a group of fifteen, forming a
village, was unearthed.
Saves Life by Seventy Foot Leap.
Cleveland, Ohio. Fred. Bowler of
Port Huron, Mich., Jumped 70 feet
from a railway trestle to a henp of
boulders to escape a train and was
not Injured. James Clancey and
James Harrigan, also of Port Huron,
did not jump. Clancey was killed
and' Harrigan was probably fatally in
jured. The men were walking along
the tracks of the Belt Line.
Whole Hawaiian Island Sold.
Honolulu, Hawaii. The entire isl
and of Lunal has been sold by W, G.
Irwin to a local company for $235,
000. Lunal Is one of the smallest isl
ands of the Hawaiian group, located
about eight sails west of Maul and
has an area of .110 square miles. The
purchasers latectd to raise eottoa and
other agricultural jsredaata.
Ono Woman Whips Twenty.
Pittsburg, Dec. 17. Mrs. Mary
Cepola, an athletic looking young
matron of Wllmerdlng, was fined $5
to-day for assault and battery on the
person of Mrs. Stella Pokal and oth
ers comprising the Ladles' Benefi
cial Society of Wllmerdlng.
Mrs. Pokal is treasurer of the La
dles' Beneficial Society, and Mrs.
Cepola had demanded an audit of the
society books. Mrs. Pokal had as
serted that she would whip Mrs1.
Cepola on sight. Mrs. Cepola decid
ed when she Btarted to attend a meet
ing recently that she would slip her
husband's brass knuckles into her
stocking to bo used In case of
trouble. One of the members said on
the stand to-day that Mrs. Pokal
" sort of butted Mrs. Copola in the
stomach and knocked her over the
Other evidence was that as Mrs.
Cepola struggled to her feet she was
KNOX HATS the best
in the market.
the mild weather we are over stocked with a large line of
Men's, Boys' and Children's Suits and Overcoats,
which we are compelled to cut prices on. All
of our stock must go as we do not
intend to carry any goods
IT WILL PAY YOU TO BUY AND SAVE MONEY.
Remember we handle nothing but the best made
clothes in the county.
For young men or old wo can
please yon well for we havo suite
lere made by Strause Bros, and David
Addler, tho best makers In the world
in so wide a range of patterns and
sizes that every taste, everybody can
be fitted perfectly.
Remember we have a full line of the Best Gent's Furnishing Goods in the
market. Men's Hats and Caps, Shirts, Collars, Underwear, Pajamas, Trunks,
and Drees Suit Cases, Hand Bags and the beet Rain Coats to be found.
Children's Suits DrUCMRrD
$i up to $7 ntratmBtn
amumsgmuttuiMwa nncpcTCiw drac ii:h
in Ten Minutes
You can save a surprising amount .of .bother, and trouble tomorrow by
serving Beardsley's Shredded Codfish for breakfast ,
You can have this delicious fish food ready for the table in less time that
it takes to make coffee.
It is ready to cook the instant you open the package.
No bones to pick out no washing no soaking no boiling. We nave
done all that for you. s
And please don't think that there's any "fish-odor" in cooking. Instead,
there's a tempting, savory smell a emell that will make you hungry.
Beardsley's Shredded Codfish doesn't
Uste at til like the old-faskUntd dried
And it's wrong to jndg it by amy other
kind that comes in packages.
There's no other fish food in existence
half so delightful in flavor.
For we use only the choicest fish the
fattest and plumpMt the finest that come
at of the deep.
We get them Jrom Northern waters.
THE PACKAGE WITH THE RED BAND
vkaUTer, me ! garat aad Sel alt.
The Era of New Mixed Paints !
This year openj with a deluge of new mixed paints. A con
dition brought about by our enterprising dealers to get some kind
of a mixed paint that would supplant OHILTON'S MIXED
PAINTS. Their compounds, being new and heavily advertised,
may find a sale with the unwary.
THE ONLY PLACE IN HONE9DALEpiil jamia Urr DAIMTC
AUTHORIZED' TO HANDLE UlllL 1 UH O UII MLU I Alii I 3
Is JADWIN'S PHARMACY.
There are reasons for the pre-eminence of OHILTON PAINTS.
1st No one can mix a better mixed paint.
2d The painters declare that it works easily and has won
derful covering qualities.
3d Chilton stands back of it, and will agree to repaint,at his
, owu expense.oyery surface painted with Ohilton Paint that
4th- Those who have used it are perfectly satisfied with it,
and recommend its use to others,
again floored by an unabridged dic
tionary, which caught her in the
back of tho neck. Mrs. Cepola ap
pears to have become angry about
this time,- but before getting to her
feet for another knock down reached
into her stocking for the knuckles
and began to fight. Mrs. Cepola is
said to have whipped all of the twen
ty members present.
A Good Substitute for Leather Belting
An excellent substitute for leather
belting can be made from a piece of
ordinary Are hose, splitting it up the
middle Into two parts, 1. e., two belts
can be made from one piece of hose.
The writer has seen this done on more
than one occasion, with perfect satis
faction. THE new fur hats at Menner &
Co.'s store for winter wear are the
AND GENT'S FURNISHERS
ON ACCOUNT OF ""SSSr
As with our suits, so it is with our
overcoat garments hero for younfi
and old made by Strauso Bros, and
David Addler to suit the exacting
requirements of the best dressed men
in the world.
TUC Dl UPC Children's Over-
IntrLALt coots $1.50 to $7
Lin DIWO. iimiimimmiiiuuuww
Fish caught elsewhere can't compare
with the cod we use.
Then w take only the choicest part of
each fish the sweetest, most delicately
flavored meat. So there's no strong taste
Tempting; Ways To Serve It
Beardsley's Shredded Codfish means
pleasing variety in meals.
There are so many appetizing ways to
prepare it yoor family will never tire of
It Most people want it at least once a
week, either tor luncheon or breaktast
Each package makes a fnll meal. And
the cost is only 10 cents.
So order a package today. And please
see that you get Beardsley's the package
with the red band. For Beardsley's is
the only Shredded Codfish. Oar wonder
ful Shrcddifcg Process is patented.
Beardsley's it the kind all people like.
Free Book of Recipes
Yaur grocer will give you a free book ol
new recipes you'll want to try. Or write
us we'll send yon the book, and with it
a generous sample of Beardsley's
J. W. Beardsley's Sons
474-478 Greenwich St., New York