Kendall Chronicle (Kendall, Mont.) 1902-190?, September 08, 1903, Image 7

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Kendall, Montana, September 8, 1903. 7. I DAILY VACCINATION. Frequent Application of Virus Cures Sayers Cases of Smallpox I. Short TInt•. Smallpox is by no means an Inno- cent disease, though the ancient sta- tistics of mortality have been long since done away with. Yet a mortal- ity of from 15 to 18 per cent, is not rare, even in vaccinated persons, and various complications are often met with, says the New tork Medical Jour- nal. Hubert (1899) found that repeat- ed vaccination was useful in the treat- ment of smallpox, but only in the prodromal stages of the disease. Kotowschikoff went further than this. He found that repeated vaccination, performed daily for a number of days, had a marked significance upon the course of smallpox, not only in the prodromal stages, but also in the be- ginniag of the disease. Since then various authors have written on the subject. In order to test the thera- peutic value of repeated vaccination in smallpox, the author tried this mode of treatment in eight cases. The ma- jority of these patients entered with a smallpox rash fully developed—five in the papular stage, one in the puru- lent stage and two at the end of the prodromal period. The vaccinations were made twice daily, thiee scarifications being made each time, and were performed in the two patients that entered •during the prodromal period only after the rash had fully set in The test was, there- fore, directed solcly to find the value of repeated va&inations in the ad- vanced stages of smallpox, not in the early part of the disease. Of the eight patients, two had a mild form of the disease from the start, the others a severe form. Ira general ,the use, of repeated vaccinations gave more or less fav( sable results. In the severe cases the iriaprovement was ap- parently connected with the use of repeated vaccinations, yet it is diffi- cult to say whether the cases would have taken just such a course if no vaccinations had been made. _ The author concludes that, in smallpox, repeated vaccinations should be used, the earlier the better, and that the largest usefulness could be expected from this treatmtnt in the earlier stages of the disease. A larger num- ber of cases should be observed to determine its value in the later stages. AN AUTOGRAPH COPY. The Osly Inducement That Sofa a Picture for a Hard -Up Man. The man who undertook to cross the continent \on the hurricane -deck of a donkey,\ and earn his expenses as he went, WAR sure to have experiences worth something to himself, if not to anyone else. He had photographs made of himself and thedonkey. These he sold for 25 cents each. At Yonkers his purse was light, and his bills were heavy, relates Yonth's Companion. \I resolved to rise at dawn and sell enough pictures to pay my bills, if I had to sell them at cost. I set to work. By one o'clock I had visited PN ery shop, store and Chinese laundry, and was talking hoarsely to a corner grocer, who sat on a keg of mackerel sampling Limburger cheese. I offered a picture for 15 cents, but the reduction in prioe 4 4 did not interest him. \'I vent not a picture at any pricer he declared. \'I lack 15 cents of the amount of my hotel bill,' I urged. 'I am in dire straits.' \His reply wa• weak, but the cheese Was strong enough to help him out. My mental magazine had but a single charge left, and I fired that. \'Isn't it worth 15 cents to know • fool when you see one?' \'Ye -e -es, I dink it ees,' answered the man, 'and ref you vill write it co the 4 picture, I buy him.'\ COMMERCE GOES WESTWARD. Saving of Time Tarim Travel sad reside Through the Went•ra He already go from London to eastern Asia by way of Canada, because it is shorter, and there Is a saving of ten days in time. The limits imposed on cheap freight traffic from Europe to Asia are: The tolls through the Suez canal, the size of ships that can pass the Suez canal, the cost of coal along the route and the distance, says the En- gineering \ Magazine. Tolls may be aboished, but this is not likely. It will take years to deep- en the canal if this project should be advocated. The cost of coal along the route, as well as the distance. will always be a serious drawback. There is abundant and cheap coal in Great Britain, on the Atlantic sea- board. at Puget sound, and all along the line of the northern roads, and there are an unlimited number of empty freight cars west bound. By building the largest ships in the world, even though they run under the more expensive American regis- ter. by filling the west -bound cars at a rate little more than cost of hand- ling, Mr. Hill knows that he can turn the export trade with western Asia from its 300 -year -old way past India to the direct Pacific sea route past Alaska. A Self -Protecting Envelope. An American has invented an en- velope which records of itself any attempt to tamper with its contents. The flap is imbued with some chem- ical composition which, when oper- ated upon by t. dampening process or any other [mans of penetrating to its inclosure, records the transaction by causing the words \Attempt to open\ to tappet r. It is thought that the inquisitive will think twice be- fore pursuing t aeir researches in face of such an ins- , ntion. THE PLAYING -CARD SUPPLY. It Amounts to Ten Cards a Year for Each Inhabitant la the C . ountry. One of the internal revenue taxes provided by congress to meet the ex- pense of the Spanish war was a tax of two cents on each pack of cards manufactured in the United States. The usual pack contains 52 cards, or, with joker, 53, but for the sake of uniformity the number was fixed by.congress at 54, says the New York Sun. The government revenues from the war tax on playing cards amounted to about $1,000 for each working day, and assuming that all the packs were full decks the average number manu- factured in each year was 15,000,000 packs, or 780.000,000 cards. The popu- lation of the United States is, approx- imately, 78,000,000, and there were ten cards manufactured each year for each man, woman and child in the United States. 'so the total revenue of 11300,000 from playing cards, Ohio contributed $140,000, New York following with $110,000. and Michigan and Illinois with $40,000 each. These four states have a practical monopoly of playing - card snaking in the United States. Slew ilcctrIcal Novelty. The game of sylphs is the most re- cently devised form of amusement; it is in . reality electric battledore and shuttlecock. The two players hold a wand each, these wands having keen electrified by friction. The shuttlecock is represented by a but- terfly made of collodion. The butter- fly is thrown into the air, and one or other player approaches the tip of his wand to the so-called sylph; the electrified wand repels the but- terfly. which skims away as the wand draws near. In this way the but- terfly is sent flying hither and thith- er without being touched. A very good game. with the proper rules, is made from this idea. Tortillas, the Mexican substitute for wheat bread, are made from se- lected corn. The kernels are boiled soft in lime water, anti after being thoroughly washed are rubbed be- tween the hands to remove the outer husk. They are then ground, while wet, to a soft mass with stones or a peanut butter mill, patted into thin cakes, baked on a dry griddle and eaten while still hot. Have Your JOB PRINTING done at the Chronicle Job Office TIFT7TY777TTY7 HHHHHHHHHHHHH AAAA.A.A.A.AAA We Print Letter heads Bill heads Statements Business Cards Visiting Cards Posters in fact everything in the way of Job Work at Lewistown Prices • The Euronean mails and passengers

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