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10 REPLACE ETHER
Surgery, Long Hampered, I
Promised Wide Scope by
BAD EFFECT ON THE HEART
Proof That Electricity It Far Superior
as an Anaesthetic to Any Drug Now
Used to Produce Analgesia May
Resuscitate the Electrocuted.
Philadelphia. Years of Investlgat
Ion by noted sun;eons for a perfect
anaesthetic which would have no det
rimental effect on the heart or other
vital organs of the patient have ap
parently been rewarded. Electricity
has come to the relief of the surgeon,
and Investigation going on here and
abroad, Juat made public, shows that
electricity Is far superior to any of
the drugs now used to produce anal
gesia. This discovery. If conllrmcd by fut
ure Investigations, as, is confidently
expected, will mean a revolution of
modern methods of surgery. Perrons
suffering from diseases that t all for
operations, but who cannot get relief
through danger of death if put nn.ler
ether or chloroform, can be cured, for
electricity, when used ns an an.ies lie
tic, has no bad effect on tbe heart.
It produces a state oi iiu-endibilily,
by acting on the nerve centres of tho
brain, that is called "electric sleep."
The sleep Is not fatal, and when the
electric current Is opened the Influ
ence Is Immediately lost and the pati
ent becomes conscious without feeling
any of the after effects common with
Not only has electricity been found
of service In surgical cases, but, ac
cording to preliminary communica
tions recently submitted to medical
journals by leading physicians, can be
used for resuscitating electrocuted
The investigators are confident that
If this idea Is developed It will only
be a short time before it will bo pos
sible to resuscitate human beings who
have been electrocuted.
To Stephane Leduc of Naples tha
medical profession is indebted for the
comprehensive study of "electric
sleep." He has conducted numerous
experiments on animals, and other In
vestlgators are following In his foot
steps. In this country the chief lnvestlgn
tor in this field has been a woman doc
tor of New York City, Dr. Louise G.
Ilobinovitch. Dr. Itobinovitch 1ms
performed some of the most delicate
operations known to surgery wih
electricity as her anaesthetic, and has
bpen very successful. All her opera
tions have been on animals, thp work
being still too much In the oxperiment
n' stage to be used freely on human
Some of the operations she has suc
cessfully performed are trepannlug
within exposure of the brain, expos
ure of the large arteries of the neck
r.nd operations calling for abdominal
beitions. She has found that electric
ity can be used in operations that aro
either local or internal, and with equal
In some cases when it is used local
ly the patient is awake and can see
the operation, as when stovaine Is
used, without experiencing any pain.
HOTELS OEFilECflTE SUE
Request Those Contemplating Suicide
to Commit It Somewhere Else ,
and Not Muss Up Things.
Ilcrlln, Oennany . - The alarming)
sprc.d of the mania for suicide In
Opurany has finally resulted In evnk- I
lng a remarknble protest from the ho- I
tol keepers of the country. A com
nilttep representing the prominent v
sorption of I'otel Owners has Issued
n public statement addressed to per-ntt-
contemplating suicide, urging
tl:f"i to refrain from currying ,out
their irlf.murdrrotis designs while en
Joying the hospitality of hotels and
The statement sets forth that the
practice Inflicts an nnnoyancc and ex-pcii-f
on fie proprietors, If disturbing
to the peace and comfort of other
pmts. and often attracts nn unpleas
ant notoriety, from which the hotel
s' fers. The committee closes by
pointing out thnt there are n largo
niitrber of places where a suicide can
be conducted In more fitting circum
stances and with less Inconvenience
to dlFiiitei' 'cd parties.
The official statistics reg.irdlrg the
prevalence of mill Ide indicate that tho
hotel keepers' protest Is not without
justification. The matter has herone
the subejrt of special study by alien-
ir.ts and psychologists, who co uu
deavorlng to find the scientific reason
for the evident growth of this morbid 1
tendency In national life.
Especial reason for concern Is '
found in the large number of suicides I
among school children. On the aver
age there are fifty-two cases of ch'ld
suicide in Prussia n year, or one a
week. The mania Is chiefly prevalent '
among children of the male sex, 85
per cent, of the cases being furnished
I A Sketch of
I George Washington 'i
To the grand old "mother of piesl
dents'' belongs the honor of bcliit; the
birthplace of the great dollvornr oi h. i
country. George Washington w.w
born In Westmoreland county, Vir
ginia, In 1732. When George w.ir
quits young his mother was left a
widow and mast of his education was
obtained from her. Many nnocdo.3
are told of his boyhood, the favo- ite
ones being nbout the cherry tree nd
the colt, but whether true or not. It is
certain that he was always lender in
boyish sports and games. George
tcrtnined n great love for his mother,
and when he was ubout fourteen he
LIFE IN THE WEST
RADCLIFFE'S HEAD TELLS
"HOW TO COURT A CO-ED."
Boston. Le Baron R. Brlggs,
president of Radcliffe, the fa
mous woman's college connect
ed with Harvard, has answer
ed the question. "How to Court
n Co-ed." which baffled the
deans of fourteen Western
Professor Brlggs condemns
the old-fashioned Idea that
when a girl enters college she
should eliminate social func
tions and devote her time ex
clusively to study.
"Every college girl," he said,
"should have, her company nnJ
enjoy collegiate social life. I
think she should be nllowed to
receive gentlemen callers under
certain conditions. Such callers,
however, should not be enter
tained to such an extent that In
order to accomplish her work
the girl has to remain up until
"No young man, if he Is of
tho proper sort will stay too
"The Idea of having a chap
eron in the room when a young
man is calling on a young wom
an Is something: I never knew
existed, but it may be the case
in certain large universities. I
think a chaperon should bo in
the house when a young wom
an receives a gentleman caller,
but as to her being In the very
room, well" and Dean Brlggs
VETERAN SNEEZES OUT SHOT.
WARMER REGION HIGHER UP.
Weather Experts Find It 9,500 Feet
Above the Earth.
Washington, D. C. "If you would
keep warm during a cold wave, Jump
Into an airship, aeroplane or other ' Beven years, ejected them from
Been Fired Into Him
Charging at Antletam.
Wllkcs-Barre, Pa.--Francis Roger,
a civil war veteran, after carrying
three buckshot in his head for forty-
aerial craft, and soar to some dizzy
height several thousand feet abovo
the earth's surface."
This advice, bereft of all extrava
gance, is handed out officially by the
government's weather experts for
those citizens who would suffer less
the rigors of a frigid spell.
"Inversion of temperature" Is the
reason, weathor men say. The sever
ity of the cold wave, they declare, Is
confined to the earth's surface. The
higher the altitude the more shallow
Is the cold wave, and the less severe
are its effects. For example. It Is stat
ed that Mount Weather meteorologi
cal kites at a height of 9,500 feet reg
ister a temperature about 4G degroos
higher than at the earth's surface.
TWENTY SQUARE MILES OF SODA
Strange Characteristics of Lake Mag
adl In Depths of an African Valley.
London. Knglneer Sholford, who
lies been surveying the proposed rail
road which will Join the Uganda Hall
way in Africa with Lake Magadl, de
scribes tho remarkable features of tho
nose In a fit of violent sneezing.
He was shot In the head at Antle
tam with buckshot during a charge
upon the Confederate lines and so-
verely wounded. He recovered, al
i 1 1. i- , i ,11.1 r. . ..vnA
i The leaden missiles have been In
I tho front portion of his head since
I and have often caused terrific heed-
aches, but physicians did not like to
, probe for them because thoy lay so
, close to the optic nerve. They have
j gradually been working thcmpel.es
! about, but nosers had no idea thoy
; were to come out until they appearoil.
HAIR BALL IN HER STOMACH.
It Served There as a Sort of Pin sni
Ogdonsburg, N. Y. Surgeons oper
ating on n woman patient at tho St.
Lawrence State Hospital for the In
sane here, took from her stomnch a
ball of hair weighing 3 1-4 pouuds. It
hnd to be cut Into three pieces to bo
taken out. Many pins and needles
were found imbedded In tho mass.
Tho doctors thought the woman
It is Rupposed she wns
It Ilea at the bottom of a valloy i had a tumor.
3,000 feet deep and looks at a distance , in tho habit of pulling hair from tho
like an ordinary sheet of water, but i mattress of her bod and swallowing IL
tho water is only a few inches deep
above a hard surface like pink marblo.
This Is actually an Immense deposit
of soda covering twenty square miles.
TO LIMIT AIRSHIPS IN WAR.
It Ih of considerable depth.
Kills a Bobtalled Wildcat.
Plalufleld. Conn. A. II. Tllllnghast,
of South KUllngly, shot a bobtalled
wildcat weighing twenty-three pounds.
It put up a blttor fight after being
abor. The citizens had been terror
ized for soveral weeks by its screech
lng. That night the mate of the dead
nnlmul prowlod around tbe place, and
p part1' Is out utter It
Proposed to Prohibit Dropping Explos
ives from Balloons or Aeroplanes.
St. Petersburg. The International
Bureau of Peace at Brussels has ad'
dressed to the governments of all
countries ft proposition to rcadopt and
extend to dirigibles and aeroplane;
the provision of the first Hague Peice
Conference, forbidding the dropplns
of explosives from aeroatato during
TIiIb clause expired by limitation
after five years.
ft j. -fyy.ffw
Prof, Moore Discovers the Secret
tho "Indomitable American
Washington, I). C I of. Willis
Moore, Chief of the Weather Bureau,
tu an Interview said to a correspond
ent: "it la well known to metorologlsts
that easterly winds either hug clotoly
to the earth or havu nn upward co n
pouent of motion. Thoy, therefore!,
gather tho humidity, dust, disease anJ
other bacteria, nnd as a rule they ars
warm nnd humid. All of these condi
tions make thorn foul winds, ,,der
which animal life Is enervated nnJ
rendered susceptible to the germs
which the winds themselves carry and
"The converse Is true of tho north
west winds. They come from above,
with a downward compouent of mo
tion that bears a definite relation to
the velocity They come from tho re
gion where the air is dry, pure and
highly electrified and where o.on
oxlsl In comparatively large quanti
ties. The cool, pure air of tho no: ill
west wind Is therefore an Invlgorpt
lng air. It stimulates man and all
other animal life. It brings physical
cnorgy and mental buoyancy in its
"I have not the data before me. bu
I am morally certain that If the mor
tality rtntlstlcs of the various hospi
tals were studied it would bo foutid
thnt more people die under the in '.a
ence of the east than of the -.ir.
"As the greater number of the
storms of the northern hemisphere
orlr'-naie on the A:ucrican cou.! .
we have a greater atmospheric activ
ity and tho northwest winds a greater
"This may havo a marked effect
as one of the important environment-!
that have to do with the character of
the race that Is now coming to be
known as 'American.' He has fertility
of thought and energy of body. May
It not be that the climate has much
to do with the developing of the in
domitable spirit that is now reaching
out for the mastery of the earth?"
Work of I'nrtliqunkc.
Street car lines leading out of San
Francisco demonstrated the effects
of the recent earthquake In a pecu
liar way. Photographs of tho lino
show tha track apparently undisturb
ed except In spots the rails aro
twisted or buckled longitudinally. It
was as If each rail hod been pushed
together toward the middle from tho
end with the rasult thnt the steel
rails bent as If they hnd beon mcro
wlro In the bunds of a man, Tho
buckling on this line occurred In
pots over a dlstunce of three miles.
Legend of n Leather Bat;.
At Liilllngebone Castle, the Kent
ish residence of Sir William nnd
Lady Emily Tart-Dyko, is preserved
a leather bag of coins. Tho tradi
tion Is that whenever tho heir Is mar
ried he and his bride must place a
coin In the bag. Tho legend further
enjoins that this matrimonial offer
tory bag must never bo counted or
some dire misfortune will overtnko
the newly wed couple.
DON'T MOPE OR WHINE.
desired to enter the navy, but nor
tears dissuaded him from his purpose.
Therefore, to Mrs. Washington we
owe a great debt, us perhaps if her con
had obtained his wish he would ne at
have become the great leader and idol
of his people that he afterwards was
Mt. Vernon, the family plantation
was named ufter Admiral Vernon, un- i
der whom Washington's brother, Lnu-
rence, hnd served In the navy. ,
Washington owed much of his huc- , "physical Exercise a
cess in tne r rencn ana nevuiuiitinaiy i
wars to the hardy life of a survevor
in the wilderness. He was an oflkcr j
In the American forces during the war
with France and distinguished him
self by his wisdom and bravery. When
General Braddock marched against
the enemy nt Fort Duquesne and was
ambuscaded by them, Washington I
after the mnin part of the army had
been killed, saved tne remaining oy
Factor to Hap
piness," Declares Miss Bush.
Boston, Mass. .Vlss Theoda Bush,
who astonished both men and women
athletic experts throughout the coun
try by scoring 69 1-2 out of a possible
70 poluts in the mld-wlnter meet of
the Rudcliffe College girls, explains
her success as follows:
In winning 69 1-2 points out of n 70
total there Is really nothing unusual.
his prompt and prudent actions, bo the ! Any girl who takes to athletics and de
people only discovered by degrees
whut a great man he was. Neverthe
less they had complete confidence In
him, nnd during the revolutionary
war, through all of his success and de
feats, there was never a popular de
mand for his removal. Every man's
arguing wns something like this: "If
Washington cannot succeed, no one
Thee wan, indeed n cabal formed,
with Conwny a9 Its leader to deprive
him of his command, but this wa3 only
the action of a few jealous Individuals.
There has never been In the history of
the world a successful man, however,
noble his character, who has escaped
the slander of jealous tongues, nnd
Washington came in for his full share.
A few years before his death his prin
ciples were attacked by some of his
political opponents, who called him
mercenary. Washington was deeply
grieved by the ungrateful conduct,
but he was consoled by the love of
the people, who never swerved In
their loyalty to him. When this hero
had effected tbe liberation of the col
onies, he quietly returned to Mt. Ver
non without accepting any compensa
tion for his services, and lived as n
private citizen. The gratitude of tho
nation, howovor, would not allow him
to remain long In obscurity, nnd he
wns called forth to bo the chief exe
cutive of his country. Washington
was a man who could adapt himself
to circumstances, and he mnde as
wiso and as competout n president as
ho had a general. At tho end of hlB
first term he was unanimously eloct
ed again, but after having served the
second term he modestly refused a
One of the Instances of his great
prudence during his presidency was
his refusal to Involve tho country In
war with England by taking tho part
of France. Although this action was
condemned at the time by some. It Is
now seen to bo the wisest course he
could have pursuod. ns to have plung
ed tho country Into war when It had
not quite recovered from tha effects
of the revolution would have beon
ruinous to It, Washington dcpartwl
this life In 1730. Profound sorrow wa
expressed overywhore, and the thou
sands who had lovod him In his life
time followed his corpso to the tomb.
votes herself to them In the true spirit
can succeed In Just such an achieve
ment. It is all in your enthusiasm,
"I have never been interested In
the so-called fashionable, and ultra
fashionable doings, which concern so
many women. The day of moping, of
sitting still and whining for things, of
believing that some chosen mnn will
bring us the things which we desire,
including health, are long past.
"I believe that every woman should
Join some sort of a club, In which
physical exercise is a factor. Many
women will be shocked at tho thought
of running, and the more strenuous of
indoor sports, but that In reality is a
great feminine mistake.
"We must have good health,
strength and character of minds If we
are to gain hnpplness.
"To-dny there are still too many
college girls who neglect the athletic
side of the life, with the result that
when they have graduated Into tho
stress of life's work they find that
they have not a sufficient physical
foundation of strength to withstand
the work-day strnln."
Flight of Birds.
Eagles havo been noticed flying at
a height of 6,000 feet, nnd storks
and buzzards at 2,000 feet. A lark
will rlso to tho same height, and so
will crows. Ab a rule, however, birds
do not fly at a greater height than
1,000 feet. Exchange.
Jnpnncsc Boom In Bricks.
The price of bricks has risen 20
per cent. In Japan, owing to order
received at the principal brick fac
tories from San Francisco
MARTIN CAUFIELD i
Designer and Man
Office and Works
1036 PLAIN ST.
TWKNTIKTH ANNUAL STATKMKNT
Wayne Co. Farmers' Mutual
Fire Insurance Company
WAYNE COUNTY. 1'A.
Net impunt Insurance hi force Dec.
3I.11W8... f3.tM.0M) 04
Amount of premium notes In forte
Dcc.3l.lW3 . 1M.1U1UB
CnMi In bank Jan. 1. 1!W)...I.(KI l
Itecd on assessments on
premium notes Biirt tfi
Itcctl on Applications 470 m
Horrowed moncr 2.4.W :ci
Interest from Savings Hank IW 71 111.918 u
l'nlrt for the following los.cs :
Cl.-irk DuMond, house nnd content.
humcd t Win
Arthur Akurs, house dninir by fire r, ua
.1. W. Whltmorc house (Imif by Hire 5 0
.Mrs. K. Tyler, house, clotlilm; time 3 UU
Knrl llockwpll.bouschold furniture
unit wearing apparel (Intiniu-'-d 2J (it
Christian Schroder, bouse and con
tent'! burned CO n
Mrs. Alice llaniia, liouscmid sum
mer kitchen burned nn ui
A. 11. Down, house damaged by lire 4 t
Mrs. I,. II. Price 2M
I,. Hartford, basement barn
burned MO 00
Theo. A. Hrooks. house dgd by lire 10 W
rtirls. Kjmley.Jr.. SI
.Martin I.ilholt 20 (W
U.S. Whltmorc. barn 3 W
W. If. Mclntyre. house and con
tents burned 400 00
J. T. O'Neill, barn damaged by fire 7 '2
C'hns. and Kllli; Davis, bouse and
content burned W0 0
AlvlcT. Hronsoii. boutc and con
tents burned tiOO OS
II. K. Uallou. hnrndnigd, lightning 10 IM
J. .1. Tlminne. barn and contents
burnt, lightning 400 W
It. A. Walker, house (lamed by lire 1 00
Allen Treslar, barn, outbuildings
and contents burned 500 W
James V.'. McDonald, house and con
tents burned TOO 09
Augustus I.tiitner. barn, shed and
contents burned KO 00
Charles M.and Ursula Clauson barn
ond outhouses burned 700 0
Paul 1'rebor. bouse burned 3U0 0
Mllo J. Murks, household goods
etc.. burned 30 M
For New Late Novelties
Telephone 19 :fi
Kent 7 04
Postage 128 H3
Calendars 10 W)
Incidentals 3 (2
.Salaries and commissions 1.514 04
Horrowed money and Interest . 2,500 0
Hefund 4 56
Cash In treasurer's bands. 5,414 W
Cash in treasury $ 5.414 H)
Cosh In hands of agents.. I'M)
Assessments in course cd 171 KJ
Safe IOU 00
Premium notes In force.. 151.1K1 U-1 159.009
Liabilities 1JS 52
Assets In excess of liabilities. . . $ 158.680 34
II. C.JACKSON. President
Perry A. Clark. Secretary. ttt3
A. O. BLAKE,
AUCTIONEER & CATTLE DEALER
You will make money
by having me.
BBLLPiioNK 9-u Bethany, Pa.
Delirium for Work, p
Not Money the Mania. X
"Tha mass of the American
people have engineered a mania
for work, crowding out all other
Ideas and tending to exploita
tion of all sorts, unscrupulous
waste of forests, of man's ener
gy and lastly exploitation of
the child. It Is not the desire
for wealth which animates
them, but a delirium for work,"
declared Dr. Felix Adler, chair
man of the National Child La
bor Committee, In his address
at the sixth annual conference
on child labor.
METEOR WEIGHED MANY TONS.
Impact with Earth Causes Vibrations
Like an Earthquake.
Grand ForkB. N. D. A meteor,
measuring sixty-five inches In diame
ter and weighing many tons, buried It
solf hIx feet In the earth near Cnrrins
ton. For a full minute before It struck
the meteor Illuminated the entire sur
rounding country, and Its Impact with
the earth produced vibrations like
those from an earthquake, Tho meteor
remained hot for twenty-four hours
after It struck the earth. It now has
the appearance of a dull red ore.
Martha Am I the first woman you
ever loved, George?
Goorgo (aside; 'Tho cherry-troo In
cident wasn't a marker to this")
Don't ask me, tny love, such a foolish
Durled Miner Lived on Bark.
Negaunee, Mich.. Durled 600 feet
beneath the earth's surface for sovon
days, Frank Consello, n miner, said:
"I had given up all hope when I heard
the sound of picks and shovels not far
away. I know now I would be rescued
alive. Thcro was plenty of water, but
no focd, and I was forced to chow the
bark from timber."
SPENCER, The Jeweler
"Guaranteed articles only sold.'
NOTICE Oi ADMINISTRATION,
JAMES NEVILLE late of Sterling. Pa.
All persons Indebted to said estate are noti
fied to make Immediate payment to the un
dersigned; and those having claims agnlnst
the said estate are notltled to present them
duly attested, for settlement.
J. E. CHOSS.
Sterling, Jan. 10. 1910. Administrator
M. LEE BRAMAN
EVERYTHING IN LIVERY
for Every Train
Horses always for sale
Boarding and Accomodations
Prompt and polite attention
at all times.
ALLEN HOUSE BARN
D. & h. CO. TIHE TABLE HONESDALE BRANCH
fTATIONS I'.M. A.M.
Albany 2 00 10 50
.... lllnghamton .... 12 40 8 45
".. Philadelphia.... 3 53 7 31 "732
...TwilkeiTlSarre.... 1020 4 05 7 15
Scrnnton 37 3 15 6 20
Lv At A.M. V.il. PM.
Carbondnle 8 05 l .15 5 40
...Lincoln Avenue.. 7 54 1 25 5 30
Whites 7 60 1 21 5 21
I Purview 7 33 111 8 OK
i Caiman 7 25 12 5fi 5 ol
.... I jike Lodoro .... 7 1!) 12 51 5 5ti,
... . Wuymurt 7 17 12 4H 4 51
Kcenc 7 12 12 43 4 4S
Meeno 7 Ml 12 40 4 45
Promnton 7 05 12 Wi 4 41
Kortenla 7 01 12 32 4 37
Seelyvllle.... li 5 12 29 4 34
.... lloiiesdule li 55 12 25 4 301
Ar Lv.A.M. P.M. P.M.j
I I .1A.M.
I 10 50
7 311 7 32
' 2 25P M.
1 35 10 00
. 12 1
I U 37
I 11 2!l
' II 20
' 11 Hi
The Era of New Mixed Paints !
This year opoiu wim a deluge of now mixed paints. A con
dition brought about by our enterprising dealors to get some kind
of a mixed paint that would supplant CHILTON'S MIXED
PAINTS. Their compounds, being new and heavily advertised
may find a sale with the unwary.
T,,rromrio'r;r '"CHILTON'S MIXED PAINTS
Thoro aro reasons for the pro-eminonco of CIIILTON PAINTS
1st No one can mix a hotter mixed paint.
2d Tho paintors declare that it works easily and has won
dorful covering qualities.
3d Chilton stands back of it, and will agreo to repaint, at hit.
owu oxpenso.overy surface painted with Chilton Paint that
proves defective . ,
4th Those who havo used it are perfectly satisfied with.it,
and recommend its nee to ethers.