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These indications must be met: To regulate en diet, then choose that diet that produces the the hygiene and alimentation; to assure the good least albumin. On waking, 1 gram of glauber functioning of the stomach; to act upon the gen- salts in a cup of charged water. Before each eral metabolism of the organism.
meal 6 to 10 drops of tincture of nux vomica if The hygiene and diet must vary with the pa- there is hyposthenia, or of tincture of belladonna tient and cannot easily be codified. While ortho- if hypersthenia is present. After each meal and statism demands rest, the neuroarthritic must at bed time, a small neutralizing powder. Watch have exercise; the latter to be forbidden after the intestinal functions and give senna if needed. meals, as also all fatiguing work or sport. How- If the treatment fails, put the patient to bed ever, moderate walking in the open air, even for forty-eight hours, on plain water alone, then if at first this increases the loss of albumin, try some other plan. The gastric treatment may is to be advised. The patient must avoid all not suffice. causes of renal congestion, notably cold and Among the general troubles of metabolism as damp, and should wear flannels; regulate the shown by the chemical analyses, is the loss of bowels; aid skin breathing by dry-rubbing of earthy phosphates, for which Robin gives arsenic the whole body with coarse gloves; watch close by the rectum, or else strychnine arsenate, a ly the compensatory eliminations that lessen the granule of 1 milligram twice a day.
. He says: work of the kidneys. The intellectual and moral "Arsenic and strychnine have over phosphaturia hygiene demands equal care.
a restraining action that is very remarkable.” Robin does not advise the milk diet. The acids Also give zinc phosphide, 8 milligrams in granof its fermentation derange the digestion and ir- ules, between meals. ritate the kidneys. The dechlorinated diet does If the case is advanced and dephosphatization no good and often increases the albuminuria. He intense, give calcium glycerophosphate, 0.50 gram uses instead a diet low in nitrogen, especially twice a day at the principal meals. If anemia vegetarian, with one of two animal foods at a demands attention, give this combination: Iron meal; eggs thoroughly cooked are well borne; potassiotartrate, 0.05 to 0.10; powdered rhubarb, meats (white and red) may be allowed, but only 0.05; extract of cinchona, 0.10. For one pill. in very small quantities and well cooked. The Such a dose to be taken twice a day with the best drink is pure water with meals; after eat principal meals. In these cases, Robin also eming, a little cup of an aromatic beverage, hot and ploys inhalations of oxygen, from 30 to 100 liters weak. to awaken the contractility of the stom- a day. Finally, as antiuricemic, order a dessert ach, is acceptable.
spoonful twice a day of a solution of sidonal, 3 To ensure better gastric functioning, demands
grams, in water, 300 grams. Continue this for a study of the digestive conditions present, the only four or five days, alternating with lithium type of dyspepsia (hypersthenia with hyper- carbonate, 0.10 grams in a little water twice a chlorhydria being most frequent), fermentation, day. and so forth. The patient in the case described The mineral waters very important. in the beginning appeared to require phosphate Uricemic albuminurias are relieved by the wawater; was prepared as follows: Sodium bi- ter of Vosges, Vittel, Martigny, Contresiville, carbonate, 6 grams; dried sodium phosphate and Capveru or Evian; diabetes by Vichy, la Boursodium sulphate, each 4 grams. Dissolve in a boule or Royal; the obese, by Brides; neuroliter of boiling water, let stand, decant. Heat paths, by Neres or Plombieres. But these dysto lukewarm before taking, and drink 60 grams peptic albuminurics should go to St. Nectaire. on awaking, and 100 grams at a time one and Robin sends to Biarritz those whose stomachs one-half hours before breakfast, one hour after are hypersensitive; the constipated, to Plombreakfast, and two hours after dinner. The bieres or Chatel-Gregon; the former getting the phosphate stimulates the liver; the bicarbonate spasmodic cases, the latter the atonic. Someincreases the gastric secretions, but in doses of times the pallor and debility induce the patient 8 to 10 grams moderates hepatic activity and to resort to the seashore, but Robin prefers alticounterbalances the sodium phosphate. A large tudes of 700 to 1,000 meters, as at St. Nectaire. neutralizing powder was ordered to be taken up- Finally, cold bathing is forbidden. on the least painful sensation in the stomach. We can admire the work of the great French In one month this patient quitted the hospital, clinician, without following his therapeutics entirely cured.
blindly. How fine it is to have the various minWith children and adolescents, the treatment eral waters so carefully studied that one may is difficult. Put the patient one day upon the prescribe them as exactly as he does his tincmilk diet, another on meat, the third on vege- tures. That bright genius, George M. Palecin, tables; analyze the urine corresponding to a giv- tried to initiate a study of our own waters in
this way, but the profession failed to realize the homeopathist who asserted that the allopathie" value of his work and to give his journal the dose was "all the patient could take withont support it merited. We here are forced to rely killing him." each of us on his own meager observations; for, In these cases, the aromatic bitters often are besides these, we have only the claims of the of extreme value. One of the best is a plant proprietors, each of whom limits the applicability that ought to be on the alkaloidal list, I mean of his spring waters to maladies occurring be- serpentaria. However, quassin, copper arsenite, tween the crown of the head and the soles of and diastase make an effective combination. the feet, as occurring in patients, male, female Clean the bowels and keep them clear; disinfect or hermaphrodite, between the ages of birth and with calcium sulphocarbolate; quiet the erethitic that of Methuselah.
nerves with monobromated camphor, restrict the Robin bestows especial encomiums on strych- diet to that which that particular patient renine arsenate, which he here employs in the very quires and the three remedies above suggested small doses suitable to the neurasthenic. Un- will prove effective in a large majority of these fortunately many physicians seem to justify the
THE DOCTOR'S CLUE.
By HAMLINE ZIMMERMAN.
(CONTINUED FROM LAST MONTH.]
“That's what the servants said. Eight-fifteen, “An hour!'' exclaimed Drowne. 6. You are he went into his office; nine-thirty, I arrived at sure, Grant?',
the house." “As sure as I am of anything in this case,' "And the telephone-message reached the stareplied Grant gloomily.
tion when??? Things had not gone well with the officer dur- “About nine-fifteen." ing the twelve hours since Vayle and Anthony “Very well. When did you discover that Miss had left the Calder house. He was staggering Garman had disappeared ?” under a succession of heavy blows, chief among "About nine-forty-five." which was his own utter nullity in the investiga- “Ah! That gives him an hour and a half," tion. His hopes had been high when he had mused Drowne. appeared the evening before, the first official on 6. What? Who's 'him'?'' the scene.
His clumsy fingers had closed on his “I said, that gives her an hour and a half." prize, only to be rudely wrenched away one by “No, you didn't. You said him!'' one, as each new development appeared.
"Well, didn't Talbert disappear with her?" Not one single arrest out of a houseful of sus- “What are you drivin' at, young man?'' asked pects! Not a fact discovered nor a cloud dis- Grant suspiciously. pelled! And, to cap the climax, the coming of “I've given myself away, haven't I?” said Flaherty had taken things out of his hands. Fla- Drowne, with a comical, if deceptive, expression herty was now in charge, and Grant might as of chagrin. “Well, I'll be frank with you, well be in the Bronx or Staten Island, as far as Grant. I'm looking for Miss Garman!” getting any personal credit out of the case was “Where are you going to look ?? asked the concerned.
officer, throwing out his hands. “Here's all New So now he sat at a table with Drowne in the York. There's a haystack for you!!! remotest private alcove of a corner saloon, seek- “No,'' said Drowne. “She hasn't gone far, ing consolation from a tall black bottle. The re- or the police would have heard something about porter had asked how long a time had elapsed her before now." after Dr. Calder had last been seen alive, and “My dear boy.” said Grant, "with an hour's before Grant had appeared at the house.
start she could be on a train bound for Albany “As sure as you are of anything, eh?” re- or Philadelphia or New Haven. peated Drowne. “And how sure is that?''
“Yes, or at the bottom of the East River," Do you
retorted Drowne. “But she isn't in the river Vayle, assistant in the office of John Breed Anor out of town. - She's right here in New York, thony, our doughty district attorney. Mr. Vayle and not more than half a mile from the Calder was denied by Mr. Anthony to the Forum rehouse."
porter on the night of the murder. He is stop“You talk as if you knew. What makes you ping at Mr. Anthony's famous executive manso sure?''
sion on the lower East Side. Yesterday morning “That,” said Drowne, “is what I'm going to the interview was granted, and Mr. Vayle denied tell you later. But take it from me that I'm all knowledge of Miss Garman's whereabouts.' right. Now, will you help me find her ?”
How does that sound ?” The sky was brightening once more for Grant. Grant shook his head. Here was another chance to win promotion. He “I wouldn't touch it,” he said, “if you was leaned across the table toward the reporter, a to tell it that way. Anthony would be in my smile on his lips, but suspicion in his eyes. As wool. But why do you say 'at Vayle's house'?” he did so, his hand reached for the bottle, but “Because that's where I believe she is.” Drowne whipped it away from him.
“Why?' “No!” said the reporter firmly. "Not if
know where Vayle lives?'' you're going to help me. You've had three now.'' “No.''
“Three!” cried Grant. “Go on; I've only “On West Eighty-Fourth, across the back had a nip.”
fence from the Calder house.'! “Well, you don't get any more nips until we “But she went away with Talbert!” settle this. Will you help me?”
“How do you know that? Talbert is her “What do I get out of it?”' asked the officer, fiance and Vayle is her cousin." the suspicion on his face heightened by annoy- "Ah!'' exclaimed Grant. ance at being deprived of the liquor.
“Vayle's mother and Mrs. Garman, who is “What you're looking for-credit in this case. dead, were sisters of Dr. Calder.'' You must admit you haven't got much out of it “But don't you think she went away with
Talbert ??? “What do you want me to do? If you're so “No, I know she didn't.'' sharp, I should think you could find her your- “How do you know?'' self.”
6. Because Talbert doesn't know where she is.'' “Don't you want her, man??? asked the re- “Would you believe anything he said?" porter, amazed, in spite of his clear sight of the "He didn't say anything; but I know he suspicion and jealousy which now filled the half- doesn't know anything about her." fuddled mind of the officer. “Think what it Grant shook his head again. would mean! Flaherty steps out as detective; “There's where you fly reporters lose me, he you step in; having made the first real discovery said. “You're just guessing." in the case.''
66 And wouldn't you take a guess, a fancy, “Flaherty won't step out, though."
anything to go on, in a blind case like this?'' “Yes, he will, in the eyes of the public. I'll “Yes, I would, if that was all there was to it. take care of that.''
But I want to know why you come to me. It “Yes, and you 'll take darned good care to get you're right—and I don't think you are for a the credit of the discovery. I know you news- minute—why don't you handle the thing yourpaper fellows. Something like this: “The For- self, and spread yourself as much as you please um is right again. As this paper exclusively pre- afterward? Why am I to work with you?'' dicted in yesterday's issue, the police—'?'
“Don't you see? Vayle knows I am on to “No!” said Drowne. “'Bill Grant, the able him. They wouldn't open the front door if I officer, who, for some reason best known to the rang the bell, and I'm not going in for liousedepartment, was shoved aside in favor of lucky breaking.” Jim Flaherty of the detective bureau'-doesn't “What do you want, then?'' that sound better?!!
“I want you to search the house, find her, and “Yes,'' admitted Grant, “that would be fair. arrest her.'' Only you mustn't mention Flaherty's name. “I'd ought to have a warrant." That would hurt me with the chief."
“Get one, then.'' “Very well! You shall have it your own way. 6. And then, if I didn't find her, there'd be I'll leave out all the names but yours. Let me the devil to pay, with suits for damages and the finish the story this way: ‘Found Miss Garman like.” yesterday afternoon at the home of Arthur “So you won't help me?” said Drowne, with Is there any
some heat. “You'll throw away your chance, in all your life hear of a district attorney leaving when I put it right in your paws? Well, I'll go a dinner and coming to inspect the scene of a ahead myself, then!"
murder within two hours after it was commitHe started to rise from the table, making a ted?'' bold front, but inwardly bitterly disappointed. “No, but there's no reason why he shouldn't He had no doubt he could put secret machinery have come. And, besides, Vayle asked to stay to work which would find out if Miss Garman with him because he was sure that suspicion were at the Vayle house, but that might take wouldn't fall on him there. He was sort of undays, or even weeks, and he could ill afford to der arrest, you see.”' wait. He was not even sure that she was there. Again Drowne's eyelid drooped. His trump card with Vayle had been the state- "Arrest me foot!' said he. Don't you be ment that Talbert was ignorant of her where- taken in by any such fool idea.' abouts, and, as we have seen, that trump card “But why do you suppose they are keeping her had failed.
concealed ?" asked Grant. “Hold on!" said Grant. "I haven't refused “Why does a miller wear a white hat?" reto you help you yet. I want to know more about joined Drowne in a tone of utter disgust. “Ask this. What are you after?”
me something hard. Suppose she's guilty—" “After?” cried Drowne. “After the criminal, "Guilty!" cried Grant. "She was upstairs of course!"
when Calder was killed." “And you think Miss Garman is the crim- “How do you know?'' inal?!
“That's what Vayle said." “Grant, you make me tired!
“And then Vayle hides her away! Don't you person under the canopy more desperately want- see? It won't wash. Now, Grant, I can't spare ed than Miss Garman, criminal or not?”?
any more time. I've given you your clue, and "No, but you're after more than that. You're if you won't act on it, I must go it alone. Once after old Anthony."
more, and for the last time, will you go to the “Well, what if I am?”
Vayle house and find and arrest Miss Garman ?" "A good deal. I want to know why. How Grant hesitated. are you going to hit Anthony through her?" “I will give you just three minutes to decide,"
"How do you know Anthony isn't in the remarked Drowne, holding a watch on him. scheme to keep her concealed ? What does he “Will you look after my interests in the take Vayle home for, and refuse to give me an
paper! interview? I tell you that made me mad! And "Yes, I will !! as for the old man
"But when old Anthony gets down on me, “Your boss, you mean?”
who's going to help me out?" "Yes. Well, wasn't he just raving crazy "I'll tell you this," said the reporter, wagging about it!'
an impressive finger at him, "if you find Miss “So the Forum is after their scalps, eh? I Garman there, Anthony will be the deadest ofidon't see much to get mad at, though."
cial in New York tomorrow morning!” Drowne slowly dropped the lid of his left eye "And if I don't?" over the iris. “You don't read the Forum, do "But you will!”
“But if I don't?" persisted Grant. "No."
"Then you will be only acting in the line of "Well, if you did, you'd understand without duty." being told. You'd have to, because I'm not go- “Will you take the blame?' ing to tell you. But answer me this: What kind By this time Drowne was thoroughly disgusted of a district attorney is it who protects a crim- with Grant and half tempted to seek some other inal from arrest and puts her where nobody can tool. But there was no one else. Smith was unfind her?!
der Grant's orders; Flaherty and Jones were “Go on! Anthony didn't do anything of the probably too much occupied to serve any such sort.''
purpose that day. “No, but Vayle did, and Anthony takes him It was now Drowne's turn to hesitate. . The in afterward, and then refuses to let reporters issue was no small one. He had thought to use talk to him."
Grant's paw to pull his chestnuts out of the fire, “Vayle asked Anthony to let him stay with while standing out of harm's way himself. He him. I heard him myself.”
knew he had bungled the affair, but he had been "Bah! What does that amount to? What totally unaware of the peculiar suspicion with was Anthony doing there, anyway? Did you ever which liquor clouded Grant's brain. That the
officer would hesitate, even for a moment, had and, later, Mr. Anthony's telephone-bell rang. never occurred to him.
He also, in his politest tones, requested his inHe upbraided himself for revealing the For- terlocutor to wait, and summoned Vayle into his um's animus, and its theory that Mr. Anthony office, first taking the same precaution of clearwas somehow in the thing. But this course of ing the room. action only made the hazard the greater and the “This is very queer, Vayle,” he said. "Your gain the greater. There were other reporters on mother wants me to come to luncheon at twelvethe case, from whom, contrary to the custom of thirty today.” reporters, he had for this once held aloof in the “Yes," said Vayle, “I asked her to." investigation. Therefore they would be against "Why didn't you ask me yourself? I thought him, and would be glad to dig their knives into you were going to stay with me for a few days." bim if the facts once threw him down.
“Will you come, sir, to oblige me, without any But the facts would not throw him down. He explanation at present ?'' was absolutely certain that Lucia was concealed “I don't know your mother," said Mr. An--perhaps in prisoned—in the Vayle house. His thony doubtfully. “I understand from you that keen reportorial instinct-a sort of sixth sense” she is an invalid.” -kept prodding him on. Grant wanted him to “She has been pretty well' of late. If you take the blame. If he refused, who could tell would come, it would be the greatest possible what Grant might do with some other reporter favor to us both.” not representing a paper hostile to Anthony? The district attorney looked keenly at him for He could assume the blame, if necessary, and, some moments. if worst came to worst, ruin his own career. No, “I've got a great mind not to,” said he, “but that would never do. He must have Grant now. I don't like to refuse a lady. So there is a
“I will assume the blame," he said at last. further mystery which—" “If we don't find her, you can say that it was "Which will be quite cleared up,
"' broke in my suggestion and entirely my mistake.''
Vayle eagerly, "if you will join us." “It's a go!” said Grant, and they rose to "Formal or informal?" leave.
“En famille," said Vayle. "You, with posDrowne's quick eye flashed around the saloon sibly one exception, will be the only guest.' as they passed out, but failed to recognize in the emphasized the last word peculiarly. tall man sitting at a nearby table, his eyes on "The only guest!" repeated Mr. Anthony, the morning paper and his hand on a glass, the staring at him and bursting into a laugh. “What individual who was to upset all his plans-Dr. the dickens do you mean?” Ryle. It had been easy for Ryle, whose person- “Others may appear who will not exactly be ality and connection with the case were alike guests." unfamiliar to the reporter, to slip in after him “Solemn as an owl!” cried the district atand Grant and place himself where his keen ear torney, with a touch, however, of kindliness in could catch the occasional unguarded word which his tone and his glance. “Arthur, my boy, will came from behind the partition.
it clear away the cobwebs between us, if I go?" In a few minutes after the two conspirators "It will!” said Vayle fervently, rejoicing that had gone, Ryle paid his check and left the saloon. the point he most dreaded had been thus lightly Any one who had cared to watch his movements touched upon. would have seen him make for the nearest tele- “Is that all it's for?' phone-booth.
"No," said Vayle. “I could do that hereXI.
though, perhaps, not so well, but you can do us Vayle, in his office, was called to the telephone a great service besides." at eleven-thirty that same morning.
"Then it isn't merely a touch of the dramatic "Hold the wire a moment,' were his first on your part?” words. Setting down the receiver, he turned to “No, indeed! If you want a complete underthe stenographer who sat by his desk. “There standing between us, and are willing to bring is nothing more, Miss Jackson,” he said, "ex- peace of mind to one who is sorely stricken, you cept that I would like to have you mail those can do it in this way. No other person can do letters right away, as you go out, if you will be it-no other person in the world.” so kind.”
"Except Talbert, who can't get away, eh? I When the girl was gone, Vayle closed the door think I understand. Well, I'll come; but, mind, behind her and returned to the telephone. A no more conspiracies!" long conversation was followed by another long "Thank you, sir," and Vayle retired, covered one with some one whom Vayle himself rang up; with confusion, but very grateful.