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LAW.-It appears that the recently enacted CANAL.—The health department of the City

pure food law is going to disturb a lot of peo. of Chicago estimates that the establishment

ple who have developed a taste for foreign of the superior drainage system by means of

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the imported duck eggs, some of them fifty YELLOW FEVER IN CENTRAL AMERICA. — years old—the older the better for real epiNews reports received at New Orleans state cures. The real thing in duck eggs comes that yellow fever is spreading in Central put up in a curious pitch and felt sort of America. A letter from Livingston, Gau. packing. They are consumed solely in Chintemala, says that the fever is raging in that ese restaurants. But the food inspectors at section in a rirulent form, and is spreading the ports of entry claim that there is aninto the interior along the Gautemalan North other brand of preserved eggs from China, ern railroad. The spread of the fever bas largely doctored with borio acid and sold caused a number of American banana to bakers and confectioners. The trade in planters to suffer financial losses on account these has been stopped already, and it is of a lack of labor, many of their employes not known whether the more ancient brand being strioken. New Orleans is maintaining will be interdicted too. The barmless Li. a most rigid quarantine against all tropical Che nut will not come under the ban, as countries, and there is no danger of the infec. that is a simon-pure article and does not tion reaching tbe United States through the need any doctoring, and can not be made mouth of the Mississippi river, Fruit sbips any worse than it naturally is.

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MEDICAL ASSOCIATION OF THE SOUTHWEST. When the State associations of Missouri, Texas, Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Indian Territory met this summer, each one endorsed a movement looking toward the consummation of the idea expressed at a late meeting of the American Medical Association, which was to divide the United States into groups or distriots and organize in each a district association which would stand in the relation of an ally to the A. M. A. Each state appointed a committee of five to act on tbis committee. Mon. day, July 16th, at 10 a.m., the committee met in parlor S, Midland Hotel, Kansas City and organized by electing Dr. F. J. Lutz, of St. Louis, tem. porary chairman, and Dr. F. H. Clark, of El Reno, Okla., temporary secretary. A lengthy discussion regarding the necessity for such an organi. zation was taken part in by every one present.

The following members were present: Drs. J. E. Giloreest, Gainesville, Tex.; T. E. Holland, Hot Springs, Ark.; J. A. Lightfoot, Texarkana, Ark.; J. B. Bolton, Eureka Springs, Ark.; C. E. Bowers, Wichita, Kus.; Geo. M. Gray, Kansas City, Kas.; M. F.Jarrett, Fort Scott, Kas.; H. L. Alkire, Topeka, Kas.; Frank J. Lutz, St. Louis, Mo.; Chas. Wood Fassett, St. Joseph, Mo.; Jabez N. Jackson, Kansas City, Mo.; B. F. Fortner, Vinita, Ind. Ter.; A. L. Blesh, Guthrie, Okla.; and F. H. Clark, El Reno, Okla.

A large amount of routine business was attended to, the name chosen being “The Medical Association of the Southwest.” The meeting is to be an annual one, to be held in the fall, and the initial meeting at Oklahoma City early in October. The exaot date is to be fixed as soon as possible. The Committee on Constitution, which consists of Drs. Jackson, Bowers, Gilcreest, Lightfoot and Blesh, were instructed to draw up declaration of principles to be presented to the committee and a constitution to be presented to the general meeting of the association. The fol. lowing is the declaration: To the Medical Profession of the Southwest:

By virtue of the authority delegated to us by our several state asso. ciations, to consider the advisability of the organization of a medical association of the Southwest and to define its purposes, scope and sphere of action, we your committee in pursuance of such instruqtion, this day met, and beg leave to submit the following conclusions: that the time is now opportune for the formation of a medioal association of the Southwest, and respectfully urge that in consideration of the fact that in the territory comprised by the states of Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Indian Territory and Texas are engaged in the active practice of the profession of medicine, between 15,000 and 20,000 of as bright and intelligent physi. cians as can be found anywhere; who, because of the natural limitations of the state association on the one hand and the magnitude of the American Medical Association on the other, lack the proper opportunity for the full development of their powers, that the formation of an association of the above mentioned states will materially aid in developing this latent talent, and thus advance the standard of scientific medicine in the whole Nation.

We believe that the membership of this association should be limited to those members of the profession who are in good standing in their ie. spective state associations.

We believe that an association of this kind will satisfactorily fill the present existing hiatus between the state association on the one hand and the A. M. A. on the other, ocoupying a field peculiarly its own, adding increased effectiveness to the work of the one and at the same time training talent to adorn the other.

We would respectfully call the attention of the profession of the great Southwest to the fact that this step is in harmony with the idea expressed at the late meeting of the A. M. A., and in its constitution (Sec. 7) of di · viding the United States into districts, so as to make its work more effective and more truly representative of the whole body of the profession of the United States.

We would especially call the attention of the profession to the fact that this association is not to be organized in opposition to, but rather in harmony with all existing regular associations.

We reccmmend that the name of this organization be The Medical Assooiation of the Southwest.

We invite the careful consideration of the medical profession of the states above mentioned, to the reasons given herein, and if they meet with their approval, extend a cordial invitation to them to join with us in mak. ing this, as it of right should be, one of the strongest working medical bodies in the United States.


. Committee. After the adoption of the Declaration of Principles, whioh was unan. imous, the committee completed the temporary organization by electing Drs. J. T. Wilson, Sherman, Tex.; Marion King, Texarkana, Ark.; P. S. Mitchell, Iola, Kas., and C. S. Bobo, Norman, Okla., temporary vice-presidents, and Dr. H. C. Todd, Oklahoma City, chairman of Committee of Arrangements.

A committee on program was appointed, consisting of Drs. J. E. Giloreest, H. K. Alkire, J. D. Bolton, F. J. Lutz and F. H. Clark.

The program committee was instructed to provide a program for two days, and to divide the work into sections. Dr. H. L. Alkire, chairman of the Section on Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat; Dr. J. E. Gilcreest on Surgery, and Dr. J. D. Bolton on General Medicine.

A Committee on Publication was appointed, as follows: Dr. Chas. Wood Fassett, St. Joseph; Dr. T. E. Holland, Hot Springs; Dr. M. F. Jarrett, Fort Scott; Dr. M. M. Smith, Austin; Dr. A. L. Blesh, Guthrie. This committee will make a report at the first meeting, and a recommendation as to tbe best method of publishing the transactions of the association.

The secretary was instructed to send a copy of the Declaration of Principles to every physician eligible to membership in the states com. prising this district, and to urge them to attend the initial meeting.

A rising vote of thanks was tendered Dr. Jabez N. Jackson for his efforts in bebalf of the new organization and for his generous entertain. ment of the committee, after which the committee adjourned to meet on the evening preceding the first meeting of the association at Oklahoma

F. H. CLARK, Secretary-Treasurer.


APPRECIATION.- Dear Doctor: Inclosed find cheque for professional services rendered by you to my late uncle. I thank you for your zeal in the matter and shall not fail to recommend you to all my other wealthy relatives.- Translated for Tales from Meggendorfer Blaetter.

EPIGRAMS. -Egotism.- Belief that we are necessary while living, and sball be remembered when dead. Religion.—With some a bope, with others a belief, and with many a fear that the injustices of this life will be remedied in the next. Wealth.-The modern standard of success. Fools worship it; ascetics despise it; wise men use it.-J. F. Finley in the Au. gust Century.

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