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About Portland new age. (Portland, Or.) 1905-1907 | View Entire Issue (April 13, 1907)
I Topics of J
I the Times
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In Ituflsln you nrc entirely fro to
rote Just an the government desires.
Any man enn tell n lie, but It takes n
born dlplonint to Induce people to be
Tlio London Lancet onys the Christ
man pudding Is not Indigestible. Not
unless you cat It.
Dcsldcs, tlio army can take aire of
Poult IJIgelow If ho goes Rnooplng
around the Isthmus ngnln.
Evidently the people of England re
gard the old plan for a tunnel under
the English Channel as a terrible bore.
Count Zeppelcln has spent all IiIb for
tuno trying to sail through tlio clouds.
All hU palaces uro now castles In tho
A man named Gong bus recently been
married. When his wlfo strikes him
for money, the whole town Is likely to
Spain's lemon crop has been rained;
but we have never had to worry much
about tho lemons Spain tried to hand
An to the Jamaica earthquake, It Is
f oared that the worst Is yot to come.
Alfred Austin Is wild to liavo written n
poem about It
A French scientist has discovered
that InsectH have no minds. Wlutt's
the mutter with tho Insects? Do tliey
Prominent among those who will not
bo present at tlio next distribution of
Carnegie medals for bravery will be
found the captain of the Larchmont
Mr. HniTlmnn says "n successful man
has no chance these days." Truly, there
doea not bccm to be much of thu ele
ment of chance In the Ilttlo gamo Mr.
Although thero Is n iMMlblllty of our
getting Into communication with Mara,
It U not likely that we will ever lx able
to borrow an occasional bod of coal
from tliexe during a fuel famine.
Health departments throughout tho
country nre warning everybody to look
out for thu lnlluoii7.li germ, although not
one In a thousand of us would rccognlzo
the little prat If wo went to see It
Tho Mississippi Supreme Court has
ruled that a loy hits an luallenablo
right to climb n trco. Hut there Is also
the father's Imillcnnblo right to thrash
blin for tearing his clothes while doing
Goldwln Smith wuuta to know why,
If the theory of evolution Is correct, no
moro monkeys are developing Into
men. Porhaps It is becniw so many of
the sons of men nro ovolutlng tho othor
Wo havo rwul of n man who the
other day fell down stalra and broke
his neck wlillo trying to kiss a woman.
It would simply be a waste of space
to point out tlio moral to thlN sad ac
cident Tho tallom In convention assembled
havo decided that thu styles for tho
coming seawou must bu different In ev
ery respect from thoso that havo pro
vailed during tho past year. Tho tail
ors know how to promote their busi
ness. Says Mrs. Carrie Catt: "A wife must
train her husband and keep him trained
Just as ono trains u young mule." Far
be It from our Intentions to say any
thing that would seem like a contradic
tion of Mrs. Catt, but wo would lllto to
ask what the averago wlfo knows nlwut
training a mule?
In real or supposed Imitation of col
lege youths, still more youthful students
In high schools and preparatory schools
have adopted st range head-gears. In
stead of the modest boylih cap and tho
neat soft or stiff felt hat for "drr-s
up," soiuo fantastic boys havo topped
themselves with slouch-hats, variously
distorted In the shape of tho brims
and uvea decorated with markings and
devices. Tho principal of one hlgn
school has asked his boys to cast off tho
cray head-covorlugs. Tho matter of
decency and simplicity of dress Is real
ly Important The boy who deliberately
wears something that draws nttentlou
to hln'clf may be pardoned by any ono
with humor enough to understand boy
ish folly. Nevertheless, the habit of
unobtrusive dress Is a good one to cul
lluddersfleld, England, has lately
beeu the scene of a curious and Interest
ing experiment made by the Mayor, In
Longwood, a poor district of the town,
the rate of mortality among young
children had been l'i in the thousand.
Tho new Mayor, Mr, Hroadbont, a
brother of Sir William llroadbent the
king's physician, decided when he took
office to do what, ho could to reduce this
hlth death rate. The plant he adopted
was the offer of a guinea to parent! In
certain pclned districts for every child
born during his term of office and liv
ing at the end of a year. In spit of
the fact tuat serious epidemics of
whooping-cough and tneaslea prevailed
elurtug the year of the testa, and that
1fat suiunur of 1806 wm oh of tb
n-r "'"if' 'Tr'r!" ' ,y l1 "If "" ' M'" ""Sf' nwailiir,flfcjiiliri'iT uiii.- mitiw Ti r n n
deadliest on record. 107 mother re
ceived the bonus. The mortality was
44 In the thousand, as compared with
the previous 122. There Is something
very attractive In a form of Infantile
Insurance which pays, not upon proof
of death, but upon evidence of contin
Shall the patient be told what alls
him and what drugs havo been pre
scribed for him or shnll the physician
maintain a dark and mysterious silence
except as to the amount of his fee?
This Is tho question which was pro
posed by no less n pcnwnngd than the
President of the American Medical As
sociation tho other day. He did not an
swer his own Interrogatory, but his ob
servations Indicated that he favored a
policy of greater candor upon tho part
of the physlclnn. Thero Is obviously
something to be Bald on !oth sides of
tho question. It Ib true that the patient
wants to know what Is wrong with him
and at first sight It may look as If tho
physician ought to satisfy the desire
for Information. Hut there are good
and substantial reasons why tho doctor
does not do so. For ono thing, the
chances are that he does not himself
know what nils the BUfferer. For an
other thing, It might do tho patient
inoru harm than good to be told of his
dlncaHo. The first-named reason In
volves no reflection upon the skill nnd
learning of tlm doctor. The physician
nevor lived who could unfailingly diag
nose offhand nnd from ono observation.
Fever, for instance, marks the onset of
a dozen different diseases and until
distinctive symptoms develop the medi
cal man cannot tell which ono of the
dozen diseases Is In progress. Under
such circumstances his obvious course
Is to maintain n dlgnlllcd reticence un
til ho actually knows what Is wrong.
To guess and guess wrong would bo dis
astrous. When we come to consider
tho matter of Informing tho patient
concerning the drugs that havo been
prescribed for him the considerations
favor a negatlvo conclusion. There Is
a piychlc as well as a moterlal force in
a medicine whose constituents nre un
known to the patient All doctors know
It Tho bread pill and other "placebos"
prove It Tell n man that ho Is taking
calomel, for Instance, and he Is likely I
in iruii-ni umicnjomeinnvnysuiKngrees
with him and never did him any good.
Olvo him calomel accompanied by tho
assurance that hero Is n most jwtont
drag whose name he need not know and
his sense of the marvelous Is excited.
He Is likely to put faith in tho drug
for tho very reason that he doea not
know what it Is. That I half tho bat
tle. Our modern physicians may not
acknowledge It, but thoy practice faith
euro moro and more overy day. The
power of suggestion helps tho calomel
when tho patient docs not know what
he Is taking. All things considered,
therefore, the weight of evidence la In
favor of the policy of mysterious al
ienee on tho part of tho doctor. It not
only aids the patient but It helpa tho
doctor, for tho 1cm ho sayn the lesa he
will hare to explain If things go wrong.
A lady left her home for her annual
visit to her mother. Ileforo her depart
ure sho told her husband that If he
wanted anything that ho could not eas
ily find ho was to wrlto to her for di
rections. "Don't turn Uie house upsldo
down, as you generally do," alio said.
"I will aiiHvvor at ouoo and tell you
Just whero It Is.' Soon after his wife's
departure a neighbor camo In to borrow
a pattern of a dress. Tho husband
wrote, as he had been requested to do.
This wan tho answer by return "You
will And it hanging on thu wall by the
garret stairs, or In tho box on top of
tho sowing machine In Ellen's room
tho green box, or tho red ono, I forgot
which. Perhaps, though, It Is on the
top shelf In tho cupboard in our room
left-hand side, If I remember cor
rectly, but look on tho other side, too.
It not thero It Is In tho bottom drawer
of tho bureau In tho hall. That Is where
I keep my patterns, and don't undo all
tho bundles. It Is among them some
where. Perhaps it Is in the second
drawer. It Is somewhero upstairs, any
way, so don't rummage downstairs.
P. S. Now I como to think of It I
may havo lent It to my sister Ann!"
Whvu Chloroform Wm Nw.
Hero Is' n curious little story about
Sir James Simpson, tho mau who In
troduced tho uso of chloroform Into
surgery, and n peril which ho escaped,
as recorded by Lyon Playfalr. Simp
son when busy with his researches In
to the subject of auaesthetlcs called
ono day on Playfalr and asked If he
had anything new likely to produce
anaesthesia. Playfalr had Just pre
pared a liquid which seemed worthy of
trial. Simpson, who knew no fear, pre
pared Instantly to test It on himself.
This Playfalr refused to allow until It
had first been tried on rabbits. Two
wore procured and placed under tho ef
fects of tho anaesthetic. Next day
Simpson proposed to try It on himself.
"Wo might as well see Ikw the rabbits
havo fared," said Tlayfalr. Thoy found
both the unlmals dead.
It Look4 Small to Him.
There wua wnall Scotch bo who
had the quality of aatutencai highly de
veloped. The boy's grandmother, Bays
tho Liverpool I'oat, was packing his
luncheon for blru to take to school.
Suddenly, looking up into the old lady's
face, be said:
"Grandmother, do your specs mag
" little, my child." ah answered.
"Aweel. then," said to boy, -I
would Just like it if y would take
them off wkea yere panting
CAFE Phone Main 23X8
381 N. 17th St Portland, Oregon
Choice Wlticn, I.lii"m ami Uigur. Family
fanlcn In rnnnertluii. Transient room, t'n
rm bar. Win. Jlall, I'rop. l'honu Main 5201.
Cor. ?t anil lliiirmnn Ms,, Portland, Oregon.
I'liono Hood 677
THE OLD HOME
K V, .MKKHAN, I'rop.
Choice Wines, Liquors and Cigars
Cor, fourteenth and .N'ortlmip Bt.
KUICKHON A IIKUO, l'ropi.
Fine Wines, Liquors and Cigars
54 Sixth Street
MAIN 02 PORTLAND, ORE.
Fine Wines & Liquors
Cor. 23d and Washington
SERING & HILL
Fine Wines & Liquors
Family Trado a Specialty
340 Williams Ave. Portland, Ore.
nont Pidflc 2J
Work Don On Sbott Notice
The Never Regret
Cleaning and Pressing Parlor
Cleaning, l'mmlns, Dvolnir and ;Hi'rlrlnK.
Rtcnm and Frolic 1 1 liry uluitnlng a specialty.
HulU I'rciiicri While You Walt.
132 N. SUth Street, PORTLAND, ORtGON
C H. COBB
Kxtlinntca Olvcn on All Clainec of
Plumbing and Heating Work
I'liono V.nH 2727 IlCllilonco KlMt 2010
247 Holiday Ave. PORTLAND, ORE
M. J. (J til ii or. I'liono Mln 11)00 M.Ganliior
MftiiufActtireri ot the
Silk Tie Cigars
20 Madison Slrctt PORTLAND, OREGON
WEEKS GRANITE CO.
for First Class Work and
Cor. Fourth and Columbia Streets
One Block South of Gty lis!
IMPORTED & DOMESTIC
rreBcrlptiottB, Fnmily Recipes. Phono
your orriorH Kaet 5109.
W. C. CHURCH, Pharmacist
C77 WiHlams Ave., Cor. forgo
Multnomah Trunk & Bag
Mail Orders Promptly Attended To
Telephone fast 24
121-131 C. Water St. PORTLAND, ORE
AMBLER & WAITERS
The Real Estate Brokers
Fine Farms, Stock Ranches and
City Property for Sale or Rent
Independent Phone 225. Send for List
Crystal High -Class
CRYSTAL BOTTLING CO.
Telephone Main "ITS
Ginger Alo In Syphons a Specialty
Family Trade Supplied,
249 Madison St. Portland, Oregon
THE AVENUE CLUB
The Avenue Oyster House
1 V. MALI., I'rop.
Fwih Ovitert open dally. I'lnU, quart, gal
lorn. Delivered any place.
The Beat ot Wlno. liquor and dears
Tho tat o( Meat, Flih, Oft ten and Quae.
Open Day end Night
663 William Avenue "' "'T'tri i
1'hone Katt 4619
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Mjlsj.L .JL1."1 1'1 ". '!', I'
ii lijslftTjt rn
PORTLAND COFFEE & SPICE GO.
Importer! and Manufacturers
Tea, Coffee. Spices, Extracts
and Baiting Powder
24 ann 26 Front Street
Lewis & Clark Cigar Co,
Ask for tho Colobrated
Lewis & Clark Cigar I2c
Phone Pacific 2263
KING & GLLMORE
Telephone UNION 40C8
Everything in the
ST. JOHNS, OREGON
I08M Jersey Street, ST. JOHNS, OREGON
I havo cholco Business and Rcildonce
Trncta in nil parts of tho city.
Corresponricnco solicited from non
resident owiors of property or those
Booking investments hero.
All Kinds of Galvanized Iron
and Tin Work a Specialty
ALL WORK GUARANTEED NOT TO LEAK
Quaker Mfg. Co.'s Steel Furnaces
440 Union Ave North
Shop Phono Knot 0177
Kcsiilenco Phono East 1863
i lAMTQTnwN n n
The Seiler Co.
OSCAR J. SEILER. Attorny.t-Uw
Paid Up Capital'and Surplus $35,000
Jamestown, North Dakota
Y 11 All, AND WATKIl
Columbia River Scenery
Tho excursion steamer "BAILEY
GATZKK I" makes round trips to CAS
CADE LOCKS every Sunday, leaving
POKTLAND at 0 a. m., returning ar
rives 0 p. m.
Daily service between Portland and
Tho Dalles, except Sunday, leaving
Portiund at 7 a. in., arriving about 6 p.
m,, carrying freight and passengers.
Splendid accommodations for outtits
Dock foot ot Alder street Portland;
foot bf Court street, Tho Dalles. Tele
phono Main 014. Portland.
STORIA & CQLUMBI1
RIVER RAILROAD CO.
In Sill passenger Trains Mi
THROUGH PARLOR CARS
Portland. Astoriai Setside
fm R x
Lmth - vmion Dirov Arrtraa.
" Yot Marger. Rain- " "
Dally lcr, CUUkanle Dally.
l;Wa,m. Wwtpwt, Clllton. U:10 . m.
ton, Klaval, Gear
lids. Aatorla & Bahor
7:00 p. n, AMorla Kspreaa t:40p. m.
3. A. eTKWART. i. O. MAYO,
Comu'l Ait.. -JIS Alder 8t U. r.F. A.
Talepbonu Mala ft.
THE W. G. M'PHERSON COMPANY
WARM AIR FURNACES '
"NOTHING BUT THE BEST" 47 First Street PORTLAND, OREGON
"The Purest of Pure Foods"
Tacoma Warehouse and Sperry Mills
THE BITULITHIC PAVEMENT
BEST BY EVERY TEST
For Streets, Driveways and Crosswalks.
WARREN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
314 Lumber Exchange Building, Portland, Oregon
HENRY WEINHARD'S BREWERY
Manufacturers and Bottlers of the
Well Known Brands of Lager Beer
" EXPORT "
.... M m II I !! II I Ml a M MMM AA
IN KEGS AND BOTTLES
Trade and Families Supplied
Brewery and Office BURNSIDE & 1 3th STS.
DAVID It. UB&ttllKK, SIDNEY CLAIIK,
Union National Bank
Pays Interest on Time Deposits
THE OLD BANK CORNER
O. E. HCINTZ, Manager.
PACIFIC IRON WORKS.
STRUCTURAL, STEEL. A1ND IRON
Steel Bridges, Upset Rods and Bolts, Cast Iron
Colums and all Architectural Iron. Sidewalk Doors
and Lights. All Kinds of Castings.
EAST END BURNSIDE STREET BRIDGE, PORTLAND,
First National Bank of Rook Springs
ROCK SPRINGS, WYOMINQ
CAPITAL and SURPLUS, $100,008
EVERY ATTENTION OIVEN TO BUSINESS
ENTRUSTED TO US
The Model Dry
of the Model Western City
VISIT SPOKANE When
itVmtxUI store, and one of the most interesting how place m
what Elbert Hubbard has called the model cky of America.
Visiters will rusd tare a Butmh trf Iafr tioa w!mi
rvliabU iaformtioa of aU kusds iwgarsSstc tko city mm.y
t obtakMd. Also fr Parcel Ckeek Kmsbs, PUk
TeUpbosM sjid cesstforsaU wltiia; reoass witk lava
torUs for w
Spokane AxenU for North
all Pullman coaches.
ana Laying engineers f
TJ. S. A.
" KAIStKBLUMt " (. V
Phone East 57
Watson Drug Co.
Wholesale and Retail
The moat complete ttock of Drue and
Patent Medicmca to be found In the Inland
Empire. Prices guaranteed at low as the
lowest. Our Prescription Department
merits your confidence.
421 Riverside Ave.
you do. visit THE CRESCENT.
Star Blankets, the kind