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FACTS AND FANCIES
A negro had made several ineffeotual efforts
to propose to the objeot of bis affections, but A barber was busy trimming the heavy
on each occasion bis courage failed bim at thicket of white hair by wbioh Mark Twain
the last moment. After thinking the matter is known, when the humorist's attention was
over he finally decided to telephone, which drawn to a very small boy in buttons stand.
he did. “Is that you, Samantha?" he ining beside his obair.
quired upon being given the proper number. "Hello, what are you,”asked the humorist.
"Yes, it's me," returned the lady. “Will "A page, sir," replied the atom, swelling
you marry me, Samantba, and marry me visibly.
quiok?" "A page !"' 'exclaimed Mark in assumed
"Yes, I will," was the reply;
op scorn, "Why you aren't big enough for a
"who's speaking ?” paragraph !”
"That dog of mine," said a neighbor of
Jim Spaulding, the witty farmer of Suncook, "I say," said the traveling man in the fly
N. H., "has the keenest scent of any dog I infested dining room of the little hotel, “I'll
ever saw. Why yesterday he traced me after take a piece of that blueberry pie, please.”
I had gone seven miles from home. What “That?" said the fair waitress. “That
do you think of that?” ain't blueberry pie-sboo!”—with a wave of
"I think,” said Jim, “that you need a ber napkin— ''that's custard.”
bath." Waiter (approoaching guest): I have dev. His automobile had balked, as automobiles iled kidneys, pigs' feet and calves' brains. will. Fruitlessly be labored, with oil can and
Guest: Well, what are your ailments to monkey wrench, until he was bot, dirty and me? I came here to eat.
disgusted, and only the presence of a crowd "I have called to get some of the details of
of obildren prevented him from expressing the wedding," said the reporter.
himself as the situation demanded. But at An expression of intense regret came to
last he must speak or explode. Near him the dusky countenance of the servant.
was a sweet little maiden with golden hair "I'se awful sorry, miss!' she exolaimed,
and deep blue eyes. “but dey is all gone. You oughter oome last
“Run away, little girl," he said, "there night. De company eat up every scrap!"
are a few things I would like to say."
“Go right ahead," said the child, "my pa "That old codger,” remarked the traveling has an auto too." man "seems to be quite an independent old party.”
There is a little railway in Colordo on "Waal," replied the village wit, “it's no
wbich no train was ever known to be on wonder. He opérated a purty successful
sobedule time. But a few weeks ago the uncorner in wheat this year.”
expected seemed about to happen, and the "What?"
citizens of the terminal town assembled at "Yes, siree! that corner lot o'bis'n yon.
the station with rockets, red fire and a brass der. It yielded 950 busbels.”—Philadelphia
band to weloome the punctual train. Press.
“What's the celebration?”' asked the con
ductor as be jumped off at the station. The little girl was on her first trans-atlantic "Train on time,” explained the crowd in trip. She refused all substantial food but chorus. "Put out your fires, you--fools,” drank great quantities of lemonade.
the conductor sported; "we're just twenty"My dear child,"remonstrated her anxious four hours late.” mother, “why don't you eat something in. stead of drinking all that stuff?”.
BUNIONS. - Plummer treats bunions by "Because,” said the little girl, "lemonade making his patient wear right and left stock. is the only thing that tastes the same coming ings and a shoe which has the inner edge per. up as it does going down.”
fectly straight. The bunion is bathed night Nurse: "Tommy, dear, don't you want to
and morning in a four per cent solution of come and see the sweet little sister a stork
carbolic acid for a few minutes, followed by brought you?”
plain water. If after several weeks the bursa Tommy: "No. I want to see the stork.”
is still distended with fluid it is aspirated. If
the bunion is due to flatfoot, the arch of the "Isn't it nice,” exclaimed the dear old foot must be restored by a plate. When the lady who gets things all mixed, "that you joints are enlarged because of gout or rheu. can have some one look up your gynecologi. matism the constitutional conditions must be cal tree for you and tell you about what you treated. In other cases osteotomy and tencome from?
otomy are required. —The Southern Clinic.
Just a few lines to inform you of the excellent results I had with resinol in a most stubborn case of frost bite this winter. It would positively not yield to any other treatment, and by faithful use of this preparation, the patient is now completely relieved.—Jos. Lebenstein, M. D., 670 Lexington Ave., New York City.
"Our Observation of the medical literature indicates that echinacea is being used far more than formerly.”—J. A. M A., April 8th, 1905. Ecthol contains in each fluid drachm twenty-eight grains echinacea and three grains thuja. It is put up in bottles holding twelve ounces and any physician who has not used ecthol, can get a 12-ounce bottle for experimental purposes by sending 25 cents to Battle & Co, to prepay express charges.
Quarantine Sketches is the title of an interesting booklet issued by the Maltine Co., Brooklyn N. Y., in which are portrayed the precautions taken by our government to prevent disease from being carried into this country by the thousands of emigrants that are landed every day. The pamphlet is beautifully gotten up, and the illustrations are from photographs. The company will take pleasure in sen ling a copy to any physician who makes request.
Eusoma in Infection.-Under date of January 20, 1906, Dr. J. R. Phelan, editor Oklahoma Medical News-Journal, Oklahoma City, Okla., writes: Last week I treated a case of infection following vaccination, in which the arm was much swollen, discolored, and so painful as to render sleep impossible. I put him on teaspoonful doses of eusoma, every two hours, and kept gauze, saturated with eusoma, around the arm; relief from the pain was almost instantaneous with the first application, and in twenty-four hours the swelling was reduced by one-half, while at the end of forty-eight hours the swelling and other evidences of inflammation had entirely subsided, leaving a perfectly healthy vaccination sore. The rapid improvement of such cases is very gratifying to both physician and patient.
Spraying for Diseases of the Respiratory Passages.-Dr. David Walsh, senior physician to the Western Skin Hospital, London, writes: Glyco-Thymoline was brought to my notice as an excellent lotion for nasal and oral sprays and washes. On due inquiry it was found to fulfil the two conditions usually recognized by medical men in the United Kingdom as vouching for the character, so to speak, of such a preparation. First. its advertisements are accepted by our three leading journals, the Lancet, British Medical Journal and the Medical Press and Circular. Secondly, its composition is not a secret, its formula being freely published. Under these circumstances, I determined to try the effect of this preparation in a few simple cases. As a general antiseptic fluid that does not coagulate albumen, and is non-irritant, deodorant and praetically non-poisonous, glyco.thymoline has clearly a wide range of usefulness. My own observations, however, have been practically confined to its use in the nose and mouth, with results that have proved satisfactory in every instance, especially in acute coryza, pharyngitis, influenza and septic conditions of the mouth.
Do not ligate tumors of the navel without making sure that intestine is not included wilhout the ligature.
Do not be too hasty in ascribing the cause of pain in the tendo Aobilles, or Achilles bursa, to an ill-fitting shoe. First exolude gonor. rbeal infection.
THREE piime essentials in the nursery are fresh air, good food and pure water. Milk will not quench an infant's thirst. Give it pure water at regular intervals.
The history of a discharge from an ear appearing a few days to a few weeks after the beginning of a slowly developing deafness in that ear, unaccompanied at any time by pain, is suspicious of tuberculous otitis media.
THERE will be a sketch of that friend of all young hearts, Robert Louis Stevenson, in the April St. Nicholas, by Ariadne Gilbert, under title of “The Lighthouse-Builder's Son." While the boyhood of Robert Louis will be dwelt upon with much interesting detail, the story of his later life and his work will also be covered; and there will be extracts from Steven. son's letters and a number of interesting illustrations, one a reproduction of the bronze memorial of Stevenson by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, now in St. Giles's Cathedral, Edinburgh.
REYNOLD W. WILCOX. M. D., New York.
Papers for the original department must be contributed ex- through early life, should be especially able clusively to th's magazine, and should be in hand at least one month in advance. French and German articles will be trans to recognize this abnormality. lated free of charge, if accepted. A liberal number of extra copies will be furnished authors, and
Lymphoid hypertrophy in the pharyngeal reprints may be obtained at cost, if request accompanies the vault, is a familiar condition known as hyperproof.
Engravings from photographs or pen drawings will be fur trophy of the third, pbaryngeal or Lusohka's nished when necessary to elucidate the text. Rejected manuscript will be returned if stamps are enclosed for this purpose.
tonsil, and adenoid vegetations. According
to my records, I find this diseased condition COLLABORATORS. ALBERT ABRAMS, M. D., San Francisco.
in 80% of all cases consulting me from in. M. V. BALL, M. D., Warren, Pa.
fancy to eighteen years of age, in Colorado, FRANK BILLINGS, M. D., Chicago, Ill. CHARLES W. BURR, M. D., Philadelphia.
and whether the trouble is more common in C. G. CHADDOCK, M. D., St. Louis, Mo.
the Rocky Mountain region, than other sec. S. SOLIS COHEN, M. D., Philadelphia, Pa. ARCHIBALD CHURCH, M. D., Chicago.
tions of the United States, I do not know. N. S. DAVIS, M. D., Chicago. ARTHUR R EDWARDS, M. D., Chicago, Ill.
Both sexes are about equally affected; it FRANK R. FRY, M. D., St. Louis.
may be congenital, and appears to be he. Mr. REGINALD HARRISON, London, England. RICHARD T. HEWLETT, M. D., London, England. reditary in some families, although the oc. HOBART A. HARÉ, M. D., Philadelphia.
currence of several cases of the disease in the CHARLES JEWETT, M. D., Brooklyn.
same family, could be referable to the same THOMAS LINN, M. D., Nice, France. FRANKLIN H. MARTIN, M. D., Chicago.
diathesis or same exciting causes. E. E. MONTGOMERY, M. D., Philadelphia. NICHOLAS SENN, M. D., Chicago.
It is said that the trouble is never seen in FERD C. VALENTINE, M. D., New York. EDWIN WALKER, M. D., Evansville, Ind.
the negro. Dr. Calhoun, of Georgia, in a
personal letter to the writer states, that "he H. M. WHELPLEY, M. D. St. Louis. WM. H. WILDER, M. D., Chicago, Ill.
bad never seen hypertrupby of the pharyn
geal tonsil in the negro, and tbis same opin. LEADING ARTICLES
ion was held by many laryngologists of the South.” I have seen two cases in negroes in
Pueblo in the past seven years; whether LYMPHOID HYPERTROPHY IN THE these two cbildern were of pure negro blood, PHARYNGEAL VAULT *
I an not able to say.
Many constitutional diseases predispose to W. W. BULETTE, M. D.
the affection, such as scrofula, syphilis, tu
berculosis and kindred diseases. It has of. PUEBLO, COLO.
ten been an interesting question with me, Oculist and Laryngologist to Mo. Pac. R. R. Co., Colorado & Southern R. R. Co., Colorado State Insane Asylum, whether or not, tuberculous ancestry, might
not account for so many cases being seen in
this particular section of country. and Oto-Laryngology, etc.
Most authors agree, that the larger perThis pathologic condition is very common, centage of oases of this trouble are seen in and is so far reaching in its results, upon the children from four to ten years of age; the general nutrition of children and young writer has seen cases in infants at the breast; adults, that the writer wishes to emphasize the and in individuals at twenty-five years of importance of early diagnosis, and treat- age. ment of the morbid process, as he believes it It cannot be disputed that there exists in responsible for many of the nervous, and many children a tendency to lymphatio innutritive disturbances of the young. We all flammation, a condition known as “lymphat. know, that much has been written on this ism,” or if you please, a lympbatio diathe. subject in the past fifteen or twenty years, yet sis, in which there is a tendency for all I feel that many physicians in general prac- lymphoid tissues of the body, to take on an tice do not fully recognize the importance of overgrowth at an early age, the lymphoid the abnormal condition, and I fear too often, deposits becoming particularly manifest in advise parents that the trouble is “one of no the naso-pharynx and pharynx. consequence," and their children "will grow
Suoh children contract the contagious disout of it" or something to that effect. Such eases very readily, and indeed when affected advice, in my bumble judgment, is little less with any acute disease, the type of the given tban criminal. The physician who assists at disease, is much more malignant and intense the infant's birth and prescribes for it in degree, thap is seen in children who do not
* Read before the Pueblo County Medical Society. have the tendenoy to lymphoid inflammation.
Member American Medical Association, Medical Society of the Missouri Valley, American L. R. &0.
Society, American Academy Ophthalmology