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TOE CITIZEN, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, 1011.
HOW MONT ALTO
IS SAVING LIVES
This Case of Young Man From
Huntingdon is Typical o(
Hundreds of Others,
IS WELL AND WORKING
Eighteen Months at the State's Free
Tuberculosis Sanatorium, With
Proper Care and Observation of
Rules, Gave Him Back Health and
Tho following news story, which was
published In the Huntingdon Globo of
Aug. 10, 1911, gives an excellent Idea
of the kind of work that Is being dona
by the State Department of Health for
Pennsylranla's tuberculous poor under
the supervision of State Health Com
missioner Samuel G. 1.1' von:
Lemuel Adams, who was employed
as a coatmakcr In the tailoring estab
lishment of P. W. Ilaldwln In Hunt
ingdon, loft here In April, 190. pre
sumably in tho last s taxes of tubercu
losis. Ho bad fallen oft In weight,
waB as thin aa a match, as pale as
death, and whoa he left bore two
years and four months ago nono of
his friends over expected to aoo blm
In the flesh again.
But Lem was lu town on Monday,
and he wasn't In a box, either. He
was hero in citizens' clothes, looking
as brown aa an Indian, and feeling as
frisky as a colt. From Huntingdon
Mr. Adams went to Mont Alto, Frank
lin county, where he entered tho state
institution for tubercular casoo and bo
came an obedient patient under Dr.
Johnston, the man in charge.
For throe months Mr. Adams occu
pied a bod la tho hospital, where It
took mighty close watching to keep
body and soul together, but Mr. Adams
won out, and In midsummer ho was
sent to tho camp, wher he did noth
ing but oat and sleep and breathe the
fresh air of tho South mountains. He
remained thore eighteen months, and
"Was in tho open all tho'timo. Many a
day ho rone from his bed with tho
snow on his pillows and blankets, but
he improTod right along, and In
March bo was discharged.
Mr. Adamt is now soiling lightning
rods, which gives him constant out
door employment. He wlD never re
sume the tailoring business for fear of
a recurrence of his trouble He now
oats lllto a wood chopper, sloops ltko
a baby and is as strong and robust as
a youngster la his teens. For years
Mr. Adams' normal weight was 132
pounds. Now it Is 137. When ho left
Huntingdon In April, 1909, he weighted
The splendid condition of our friend
Is remarkable Indeed, be is a living
monument to the patience and skill of
the men who have chargo of the state
institution at Mont Alto. Dr. H. C.
Frontz, of Huntingdon, mat Adams to
Mont Alto, and on Monday when ha
gazed upon the shadow of two years
ago ho could scarcely believe :il own
An Island In a Cloud.
White island, thirty miles to th
northeast of New Zealand, is pcrbapi
tho most extraordinary island in the
world. It Is an enormous moss of
rock nearly three mllos in circumfer
ence, rising 000 feet above tho sea,
and is perpetually enveloped in dark
, clouds, which are visible for nearly
100 miles. Tho island consists almost
entirely of sulphur, with a small per
centage of gypsum. Some years ago
an attempt was mndo o float a com
pany to work tho sulphur, which is ol
high quality, but sufficient capital was
not subscribed. Therefore tho export
of sulphur from White island is still
very small. In tho Interior Is a lake
fully fifty acres In extent, tho water
of which bos a tempcraturo of 110 de
grees F. and is strongly impregnated
with acids. On one side of this lake
are craters from which steam escapes
with great forco and noise. This
Btcam and tho vapor from tho lake
form the dark cloud that envelops the
West Indies English.
Tho moot question as to why English
is spoke as she is lias apparently been
settled by a colored mammy of tho old
school. In a recent visit to the West
Indies she nccompauled her mistress
and after returning regaled her envi
ous neighbors with vivid accounts of
"In dem Wes' Indies," she remarked,
"dey don' talk Unahted States. No,
suh, dey don'. Dey talks foreign an'
English English, yes, suh. An' dat
English dan ain't do same as what wo
all talks. No, suh. Dey says down
d'ah, dey says, 'ahn'f for 'ain't' and
'cahn'f for 'can'f an such liko doln's.
Yes, suh. An' you wan' to know how
come dey talk dat fool talk? Why,
sub, when ho English done busted
away f um de Unnhted States dey was
so 'shamed dey'd evah belonged to us
dat dey trnbd to get eben, an' Jos' oaf n
spite dey dono chango de pronounce
ment of de whole language." St. Louis
A Rule of Life.
We should meet each morning as
from foreign countries and, spending
tho day together, should depart at
night us into foreign countries. In all
things I would have the island of a
man Inviolate. Emerson.
I Death From Imagination.
How faith mny kill ns well as eir
Is shown by one of tho cases tt, -tinned
by Dr. Chnrlca Itelnhnrdt i
i "Faith. Medicine and tho Mlud.'
1 convicted murderer had been hnni'i I
lover to tho physiologists for tho t' r
pose of nn experiment. Ho wns t , I
that his hour had como nnd thu' u
u:id been decided that ho should lie
bled to death. His eyes wore banduj.d
nud be was pinioned, opportunity l.-i
having been piven him to see I'"
formidable nrray of surgical lnst.n
mcnts. the vessels to catch tho blnou
nnd tho other terror inspiring par.i
phcrnalla of the vlvlsector's llboratcy
A blunt instrument wns now drawn
sharply across his throat und n stream
of warm water was innde to trlci:'
from bis neck Into n vessel below t !i
operating tablo upon which be lay
After awhile tho sounds, which bad
I previously been continuous nnd war
!at hand, were gradually reduced uliII
I the patient, doubtless supposing that
bo wns blooding to death, gradually
lost consciousness, fainted and us-
The Panama Hat.
I A popular comedian at n Lamb
j club gambol in New York told n paua
I ma hat story. '
. "A young clerk out my way," he
said, "gave his girl u present of n
panama last year. Then the day be
fore the Fourth he got a couple of
complimentarics for a picnic, clambake
and corn roast down the river, and ho
wired the girl:
" 'Meet mo at pier 13 tomorrow
morning at 7. Picnic. Bring panamn.'
"The next morning as he stood on
pier 13 dreaming dreams of love, Im
agining n lomj. sweet day of billing
and cooing, ho saw his girl advancing
with her father and mother. He was
terribly annoyed, nnd on tho boot, as
soon as ho could get her alone, he
" 'What did you want to bring the
old folks for?'
"Vby, Will, you told mo to she
said, and she showed him the tele
gram, which the operator had made to
" 'Bring pa and ma,' "
Whlrtler Before Whistler.
Mortimer Men pes told the following
story of Whistler, who was to deliver
nn address ono day to the Society of
British Artists: "Tho master at length
entered, faultlessly dressed, walking
with a swinging, jaunty step, evident
ly qnlto delighted with himself nnd
the world in general. Uo passed down
tho gallery, ignoring tho assembled
members, and walked up to his own
picture. And there bo stayed for quite
fifteen minutes, regarding it with a
satisfied expression, stepping now
backward, now forward, canting his
head and dusting tho surfaco of the
glass with a silk pocket handkerchief.
Wo watched him open mouthed. Sud
denly ho turned round, beamed upon
us nnd uttered but two words
'Bravo, Jimmy!" then took my arm
and hurried me out of the gallery,
talking volubly tho while."
King's Queer Present For a Queen.
In nil probability tho king of Daho
mey's present Of pipes and loin cloths
never reached Buckingham palace. On
ono occasion, however, Queen Victoria
hnd publicly to accept a gift of quite
as embarrassing a nature. This was
In 1850. when the king of Slam sent n
mission to England. On being proseut
cd to tho queen, who received them
seated on her throne nnd wearing her
crown, tho envoys crawled from the
doors to hor majesty's feet on their
hands and knees and then each drew a
present from the folds of his robe
Tho first object placed in tho quoen"s
hands was a silver spittoon. London
Stagecoach of the Twenties.
Brooks Bowman commenced running
nn hourly stagecoach between Boston
nnd '.oxbury on March 1, 1820. He
loft tho town houso on Itoxbury hill
every day in the week except the Sab
bath at 8. 10, 12. 2. 4 and 0 o'clock and.
returning, started from tho Old South
church nt 0, 11, 3, 5 and 7 o'clock
Tho fare was 12 cents each way.
Her Good Advice.
They hnd been courting for only
four years when Silas spoko as follows:
"I think you oughter givo mo Jest
ono kiss, Bary, you know; it's far bet'
terjto give than receive."
"You don't say?" said Sary coyly.
"Then it seems to mo some folk
oughter practice what they preach!"
One little girl wns telling her moth
er how another little girl was dressed
nt a party. "And would you believe
it, mamma," sho concluded, "her slip
pers were so tight I could see all tho
knuckles on her toes." Chicago News.
He Was Playing.
First Actress You say you arc hard
up. Isn't your husband nlavincr this
season, then? Second Actreess Yes.
ho is. Thafs just tho trouble. First
A Why, what's ho playing Hamlet?
Second A. No; cardsl
The Other Extreme.
Parko Poor Pilter! His wifo Is u
spendthrift. Is there anything worse.
I wonder, than a wife that's too ex
travagant? Tamo Ob, yes; one that's
too economical. Brooklyn Life..
Thin as a Rail.
"Is he as thin as I have heard?""
"no's thinner. Say, when ho tried
on a double breasted coat one row of
buttons was up his back." Exchange.
There is nothing so easy but that It
becomes difficult when you do It with
i eluctance. Terence.
Who.Delievco He Will Defeat
Gotch In ths Coming Match.
Now York, Aug. 17. George Hnckcn
schmldt, once champion wrestler of the
world, came by the Olympic to try con
clusions with Frank Gotch, with whom
he is scheduled to wrestle on Labor
day in Chicago.
"I weigh 225 pounds now," said
Hackenschmldt, "and this time I be
lieve I will beat Gotch. Ho is n rough
customer, but I am not at all fearful of
losing to him ngaln."
He started nt once for Chicago,
where he will complete training.
GOTCH TAKES NO CHANCES.
Procures Three Policies to Insure
Against Losses In Match.
Chicago, Aug. 17. Frank Gotch.
champion wrestler, has taken out
three policies to insure himself against
loss in his match with nackenschmidt
on Labor day.
The first is for $25,000 to protect the
champion in the event of any accident
either In his training quarters or dur
ing his trip to Chicago. This policy
terminates the minute Gotch steps
Into the ring. The second policy Is
for n like sum to Insure the presence
of Hackenschmldt in the ring and ter
minates when tho two men begin
Utio third is for 340,000 to insure the
champion against loss In the pictures.
THAW'S WIFE PETITIONS.
Wants Lunacy Commission For Hus
band Confined at Matteawan.
Pittsburg, Pu., Ang. 17. A petition
for a lunacy commission for Harry K.
Thaw, now confined in the State Hos
pital For the Insane nt Matteawan.
N. Y., was filed in common pleas court
hero on behalf of Evelyn Nesblt Thaw,
Judge Davis admitted tho petition
after some discussion as to whether a
Pennsylvania court had jurisdiction.
Francis Hawle of Philadelphia, who
filed the petition, asked for a rule to
show cause why the commission should
not be nppolnted, but this was refused.
Mr. Rawle said that Thaw's income
was $00,000 a year, and Mrs. Thaw, be
ing without means, was entitled to a
share of this amount.
BISHOP OF SALISBURY DIES.
English Divine Was Nephew of Words
worth, the Poet.
London, Aug. 17. The bishop of
Salisbury, tho Right Bcv. John Words
'vorth, is dead.
He was a nephew of the poet nnd
was born Sept. 12, 1813. He has been
bishop of Salisbury since 18S5. Re
cently ho visited tho United States,
where he delivered some lectures and
preached at various churches.
Evolution of the Nursing Bottle.
The original nursing bottle was a
cow's born, to the small end of which
were sewed two pieces of leather, as a
finger of a glove, nnd tho infant drew
Its nourishment between tho stitches.
According to Dr. D. Forsyth, fifteenth
century mothers used to nurse their
babies for close upon three years, a
duration still customary among the
Japanese and Greenlanders. In the
tlmo of tho Stuarts it bad declined to
between eighteen months and two
years. In the time of the Georges it
foil to ono year, and now ho reckoned
tho average as eight months. During
tho Hanoverian period tho practice of
feeding babies artificially became
somewhat common. Cow's milk was
not then considered Just the food for
a baby deprived of its mother's milk,
and the 'substance called "pap" was
introduced through tho cow's horn,
"Pap" was a mixture of crust soaked
water and sugar. A baby that thrived
on it was usually one of rare constitu
tion. The nursing bottle with a long
rubber stem succeeded the cow's
horn, and by degrees the comparative
sanitary feeding bottlo of today was
introduced. New York World.
New Zealand native ladies adopt the
evony hue for their teeth, while Japa
nese maidens complete their toilet by
covering their teeth with gold leaf.
lace was in uso lu Venlco at an
early period, and it was known to the
ancient Greeks and Itoinnns, Its im
portation into England was prohibited
la 1483 to protect the domestic manufacture.
A CHICK FOUNTAIN.
Can Bo Made by Anybody, and the Lit
tle Peepers Enjoy It Immensely.
Here's nn Ingenious little fountain
for keeping n constant supply of wa
ter for youthful chickens. It 1b simple
in tho extreme to make, nnd any boy
who can uso a saw and drlvo n nail
cnu make ouc In nn hour. Just lake
two pieces of board, ono six inches
square and the other 0 by 12 and nail
them so ns to form n right angle. Get
nn old milk bottlo and nail two thin
FOUNTAIN POH CHICKENS.
strips of tin ao that tho bottlo will slip
easily In and out and remain support
ed head down.
Then nail the lid of a tin can under
the mouth of the bottle, nnd enough
water will escape to koep the little re
ceptacle always full and bo bandy for
tho chicks to get at whenever they
want to liquidate their llttlo 'bills. It
goes without saying that the contrap
tion should be kept in n cool, shady
WANT REAL PARCELS POST.
Entirely Too Much Energy Wasted on
Roads From Town to Country.
As to some products of the fatm,
there is a difference of 40 to 50 per
cent between tho prico thnt the grower
receives and tho price that the con
sumer pays. There are even cases in
which this prico difference amounts to
300 per cent. Part of the loss is duo
to n bad sfstem of retail distribution,
as when a dozen city milk wagons
travel over tho same route, each de
livering ono bottlo here and another
bottle there, when ono wngon might as
well make nil the deliveries along the
route. This same waste appears even
more markedly between tho farm and
tho town. How many fully loaded
wagons do you pass in driving to
town? From a dozen farms a dozen
packages of butter, poultry or vege
tables may go to town the same morn
ing, each in a different vehicle Every
day a dozen parcels of merchandise
are hauled out of town along the same
road in a dozen different conveyances,
and tho time and labor of eleven men
and eleven horses go for nothing. The
rural free delivery mall wagon now
comes to your houso with a load that
you could put in ono or two bushel
baskets, and It goes back to town with
an oven smaller load. Under present
conditions it looks as if tho postofflco
department was not giving tho farmer
his money's worth. Country Gentleman.
Live Stock Notes.
Do you uso tho whip because you
have it handy?
Aro you humano in tho treatment of
the animals you drive?
A horse's pulse beats from thirty-six
to forty times a minute when he is In
A mulo is no more prono to kick than
a horse unless ho is taught to do so by
Aro you ono of tho unthinking who
starts a horso with a blow instead of
using your voice?
Do you want a balky horse? You
can easily have ono by giving him
too heavy loads to draw.
If tho horse must bo kept in the barn
during hot weather keep all the doors
and windows wide open.
Oats is tho most perfect all round
feed for horses at any time of tho
year. Barley is a close second.
It is a good sign to see a pair of
scales in tho stable, but you bare to
uso them to get any good from them.
Carrots must be fed sparingly to
working horses. Cut them in slices.
They aro a laxative, and affect the
Lop off tho ration of all kinds when
tho horses are doing Httlo or nothing.
They are too much like a man to stand
heavy feed whilo lying still.
Stuffing the colt with hay or straw
or any coarse feed will Bpoll Its looks.
Keep this ration down by tho uso of
somo grain and less eoarso food.
Watch the hired man with your
horses. If they crlngo, dodge or show
elfins of fear whilo with blm, take my
ndvlce and "fire" him. A good horso
Is spoiled when ho is a victim of fear.
Dont make your horso wait till bo Is
cooled off before you givo blm a drink.
Take a couplo of era arts In a pall and
givo that Then watt a whfio and give
as -much more. By this yaa will save
a lot of suffering on the part of your
horso and he will come out ill right
The Senss of Smell.
"It Is the upper part of the noso tnt
mells," said a pcrfumor. "The lining
there is very sensitive nnd brown 10
color, not red, ns In tho lower uose.
Men are more sensitive to odors than
women. Scientific tests have shown. 1
believe, that, while mnny men can de
tect tho smell of pnisslc acid even
when there is only one part of the
acid to two million parts of water,
tho overago woman falls to detect the
smell if there are less than ten parts of
tho ncld. Though tho white mnn is
much less sensitive to odors than the
savage, a prolonged stay in a part of
tho world where smells are few puts n
very Dno edge on the sense of smell.
Dr. Nansen has declared tbnt when
returning from tho ice world to Franz
Josef Land he know wheu ho wns ap
proaching the assistant ho had left
there by smelling bis scented soap long
before ho saw him. Ho could, too,
when approaching tho hut have given
an Inventory of the stores there, as ho
smelled everything It contnined sepa
rately and distinctly."
Ruled His Servants by Fine's.
Sir Richard Newdlgate, a seventeenth
century Warwickshire squire, whose
papers were published somo years ago
by ono of his descendants, ruled bis
servants by a system of fines. Tho
valuo nt which ho rated domestic
crimes is shown by such entries In bis
diary ns: "Nun Newton, for breaking
a teapot, 2s. Cd.; Richard Knight, for
prido and slighting, 2s. Cd.; William
Hetherlngton. for not being ready to
go to church threo Sundays, 18 pence;
Thomas Blrdall, for being at Nuneaton
from morning' till night, 5 shillings;
cook, dead drunk, 10 shillings." As
his cook's wages were only 8 a year
sho paid pretty dearly for her lapse
from sobriety. Sir Richard had a sys
tem of rewards as well as penalties.
"To my threo daughters," he writes,
"because they came to prayers, 3 shil
lings." nnd "to Tom Cooper, who work
ed hard after lio broke his head, 2s.
Crows and Parrots.
The sorrow of pet crows and par
rets whose masters are removed by
death is often noticed, and ono very
tame crow which was owned by n
woman In Virginia would fly to the
cemetery and sit for hours on a tree
which stood near the grave of his be
Mosaic law) enjoined death as the
penalty of witchcraft In 1491 B. C.
W. C. SPRY
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I CLOSING OUT SUMMER GOOD
To Clean Up Stock
MENNER & 80.
Consisting of Made Up Goods for Ladies,
Juniors and Misses. Wash Tailor Suits,
Newest Styles. House Dresses, Wrappers &
Kimonas, White Lawn and Marquisette One
Kimona Shirt Waists and High and Low
Neck Waists. Long Coats in Light Weight
Wool, Pongee and Linen. Separate Skirts and
Jackets will be sold low to close out all re
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