North Otago Times, Volume XXXIII, Issue 6754, 1 June 1889, Page 3
NEWSP APER CRITICISM.
It is a privilege every nowspapcr reserves to itself to oiiticise, adversely, if needs bo, for the public's benefit, any tiling in w huh the public is deeply interested. It is the custom of H. 11. Warner and Co., piopiietors of the renowned "Safe Cuie," to flood the country, and especially tlio post oflices, with medical pamplilut.s. Tho writ or has taken the liberty to examine one of tIiCHO m.irvcllom little books, end finds food for criticism, but bofote indulging in it, will give our readers .some quotations thei cfroni, from the highest medical aulhoii tioH, whicli wo believe worthy of consnleiA tion. Under the head of "No Distimtiw Symptoinn Apparent," wo find : Fust— Moro adults arc carried oIF in thin country by chronic kiduoy disease than by nny other one malady oxoept coiiHiimption. --- Thompson. Second — Deaths from such diseases me in creasing at the rate of 250 per cent, a deuide. — Edwards. Thud — flight's disease has no symptoms of itH own, and may long exist without t lie knowledge of tho patient or practitioner, n.s no pain will bo felt in tho kidneys or their vicinity. — Tiohorts. Fourth — In tho fatal cases— and most cases havo hitherto been fatal— tho symptoms of diseased kidney* will first appear in etrotnely different organs of the body as stated above.- Thompson. Fifth— Only when tho disease has reached its final ami fatal stages may the usual symptoms of aHnuncn and tube casts appear in tho water, and will great pain rack the diseased organs. — Thompson. Sixth — Blight's Disease, which usually ha 1 ' three stages of development, is a univeisal disease in evory country. — Roberts and Edwards. Thompson i« authority for saying that more adults are carried off in this counti} by kidney disease than any other malady except consumption. Under Warner's "Sato Cure" article on Consumption, we find a paragraph claiming to bo a ((notation from a publication issued by Bromnton Hospital for Consumptives, London, Kng land, which states that f>2 per cent of (he patients of that institution have unsuspected kidney disorder. l)r Herman Brehincr, an eminent German authority, also says th.it Consumption is always duo to deficient nutrition of tho lunga, becauHc of bad 1)lood. Medical scionco can no longer dispute the fact that the kidnuvs aro the princijMil blood < purifying organs of the human system, and if they are diseased and thus fail to expel tho uric acid poison, or the waste matter of tho blood, as tho blood pusses through these two great organs, tho " Safe Cure" claim is correct, and tho reasoning of its pi opi ie tor holds good. There is no doubt but that in too many instances medical practitioners doctor foi symptoms instead of striking at the loot of the disease, and that under this form of treatment many patients dio. We cannot, however, see tho necessity of continually Hooding tho country with these advertising medical books, when their Ktoiy once well told is enough for tho time being People, as a rule, now-a-daya, go to theii newspaper for information, and wo believe such truths as we have instanced could lie proclaimed therein moic advantageously to the public nivl much moro beneficially to the propriotoi a.
John Most, tho American nniirohiHt, who b >ast« that he has boon confined in penal institutes in nearly every country in Km ope, Is becoming unpopular amongfit hin own cla»8 (in Auicriciv. His followers have be como suspicious of him, ami tit an anarchist meeting held icccntly, Most wan denounced a'ld accused of truckling to tho wicked capitalists. Tho gravest charge I ti ought against him by his associates is that he h getting rich h his paper, and neglecting to share tho profit* with them for tho good of the ciuiHC For this unpatriotic couihc, which is contrary to tho anarchist principles, Mo»t has been (severely arrningcri. There Ims been a decided falling off in the giowth of tho auarchiut movement during the past year in tho United States. Tho New York correspondent of the Daily News writes: "A license lihh been issued by the judge of probate in Florida for tho marriage of Oeorgo William ttuther land Leveson (Jowor, widower, othoiwrinr the Duke of Sutherland, and Mary Caroline Blair, widow. _ The duke has been for two months past living quietly at Tampa, in Florida, on some property which he ac quired, devoting most of his time to hunt ing, shooting, and fishing. A Hiimll hut comfortable house on the plain hat been occupied by him and a hand anmo lady known as Mrs Blair, who shared in his sports and pastimes, and who wassomething of an enigma to the neighbors. This hm been solved by tho announcement that tho lady is about to become th< Duchusa of Sutherland. She is the widow of a dependent of the duke, whom he accidentally shot while on * hunting ex 11 °