Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, September 18, 1914, Page 9, Image 9
THi: KKK: OMAHA, Fill DAY, SKITKMBKR is. 1914. 9 Twilight Sleep" and Motherhood New Treatment Now Belna: Used in Leading Hospitals Ofrers Hoje for American Women Life Is What We Make It in . aTf Attractive Frocks Made in the Latest Styles u ri 1 Tig. 2 Fig. 3 Tig. 4 ny ADA PATTERSON. Letters povr In upon 'me, letters In feminine but determined hands, laying: "I wrt to take the twlltirht sleep. You re right In ssytng that women should demsnd freedom from tholr Buffer. waaaawaaawwsasr ings. rieae tell us how to make thn demand." It la easy enough If you live within tho boundaries of ' Greater New. York. Four hospltnls are giving the twi light sleep. They are the Jewish Ma ternity, where the namter of cases so treated Is bp proachlng 150; the Post Oraduate and Lying In hospitals In Manhattan and the Ixng Island Col-leg- Hospital In Rrooklyn. Their doors being open to prospective mothers, you would better make an early application to one of then-. A private sanitarium has recently been Incorporated and has been opened on the West Side. And there is always your family physician, who should bo a rock of refuge at this time. Perhaps your demand will fall upon deaf ears 'as In the case of a matron who Importunities to her physician were met with "I haven't time to learn this method." This not being a sufficient argument a the woman who had a right to ask that science spare her a descent Into what: is often for mothers "the val ley of the shadow of death," he replied Impatiently: If your physician tells you that It would not "pay" him to sit for many hours at gomo woman's bedside as is necessary In the twilight sleep you may wrilo ilm down as unprofessional. It la time to change your physician. It Is true that we have no right to ask a physician t forego many patients and large fees, although physicians there are, an-1 many of them, who agree that while pain and poverty stalk the earth no medi cal man should ever grow rich. But we have a right to expect that the man we pay for curing- our Ills and for counseling us how to be healthy shall display the scientific spirit, and shall at aome -temporary sacrifice of time or money, inform himself -of the discoveries that tend to the alleviation of human suffering. And that hat Information ahall be accural nougtf-for'wcrkma; and saving purposes. Dr. Rongy, of the Jewish Maternity hospital, has told me that hurried, wor ried physicians run into his hospital, watch one or two cases of painless motherhood, and rush out again to at tempt the measure not always, as you may be sure, with success. "The study of ten cases ahould fit a man to use the twilight sleep .method," said Dr. Rongy. "but not Jeaa.'V t . ;i A young main at his elbow apoke. The you.mj manias the Dr. Slelcher who.for two years studied at Freeburgh hospital under the direction of Drs. Kronlg and Unauss. "The reason' your American physicians failed In their first experience was that they did not take enough time to master the technique,' he said. "They hava been In too much of . hurry. They have not shown the patience." , : There was a call from an upper ward for Dr. Slelcher. and the broad-shouldered. red-cheeked young man. with th kindly eyes and sensitive mouth hurried away. Dr. Rongy said. "He came to America for a visit last winter and went to one of our largest hospitals to talk to the staff of the twilight sleep. He was told the hospital wasn't Interested. He came to me. I talked with him for four hours. The method seemed reasonable, the man ane. I resolved to try it. We "have had one hundred and fifty cases and not one failure. We have lost no bable and no mothers. If you had called here under the old regime your ear would have been assailed by. cries of pain. We could scarcely Jiave talked, for them," It la true that In the doctor's office Was the silence of a summer emptied church. Yet I had seen, burdened women waiting in the ante-rjom, and in the wards above our head .and within earshot, the old pain-fraught - drama of maternity was being enacted In utter quiet. So whether you live in New York or not It Is within your lights to ask your physician to acquaint himself at first hand with what seems to be the greatest blessing modern times have vouchsafed to woman. And,- If he declines, there are physicians who are willing and anxious to so acquaint themselves. They need not brave the strife in Eu rope. It la not neoessnry to Journey to remote Freiberg. In New York and Ann Arbor the twilight aleep methods may be, learned. Dr. Rongy. who will read at the Ameri can Association of Gynecologists and Obstetricians that opens at Buffalo. Bp. tember 14, a paper on his successful tests of the twilight aleep, doe not stand with Ms brothers In theHef that the twtilght sleep must be taken at a hospital. "It Is eae:ly within the means of the woman whose husband'a income la 16,000 a year, even 13.000, to take the damerschlaf at home," he said. . - "The method Will develop a new line of specialists, men who will administer the Valuable Discovery in Complexion Beautifier Because of It peculiar power of absorp tion, also because it serves every emol lient purpose, ordiaary mercollxed wax is peril a us the most valuable complexion beautifier discovered within recent years Hf one uses this she needs no toilet cream Some use powder afterward, but this Is not necessary. The rule for applying mercolited wax has been found verv sat isfactory: Wash the face with warm water, drying lightly. Before thoroughly dry,- anoint face and neck with the wax. but don t rub it in. The favorite way is to use before retiring, allowing It to re. main on all '.rht and washing It off In .he-morning with warm water. All drug riots have the wax ia original one-ounce package. . or me removal of a wrinkled or flabby condition there's nothing better than to bathe the face in a solution made by dis solving 1 ounce powdered saxolite In H pint witch haxel. Beneficial results are quickly noticeable. Advertisement. ' scopalamin and narkophln, aa specialists administer gas and ether; men who will do nothing else. "For a fee of perhaps 7i or a IlirVthte man will dosage as needed. There will be required besides him only the usual physi cian and nume. The woman who wishes to remain at home fo." the experience, need not be rich to secure it. "What the adoption of the twilight sleep will do among hojpltals Is to bring about a better hospital organisation. In Australia, for Instance, every woman lives within six miles of a hospital. That Is not practicable In this large country, but It is an ideal to be ap proached. 1 hope it may lead to the es tablishment of government hospitals. And It will do away with the chief menace to motherhood, the Ignorant and Incom petent midwife. , "1 am willing to go so far as to say that all mldwlves In this country are Ignorant or Incompetent. You cannot doubt It when I tell you that a woman who ha assisted at six cases can get a license. Fifty per cent of all tho births in the city of Now York are attended by mldwlves. And to tht Is chiefly at tributable the fact that 8,000 bab'ee die needlessly In New York every year. "In Vienna and Berlin a mldwire must take a hospital course of two and one. half years before she Is allowed to take charge of a rase. "Ten per cent of alt births present abnormalities The midwife cannot cope with these. By the time she secures re. liable medical aid It Is toe late. Dr. Slelcher. returning from his visit to a patient, said his patient was sinking into a eatisfaotory sleep. He had given her the first dose, one two-hundredth of a grain of acopolamln and one-sixth of a grain of narkophln. Scopolamln. as I have before told you on this page, ia an extract of snakeroot, Narkophln is a derivative of morphine. Shortly and according to her state. whether it be lone of reatlessncse or relex-j atlon, there may be four or six, or ten successive doses of lesser amount, this time one four-hundredth of a grain of scopolamln, "unto, the patient tias sunk Into suoh state of leaser consciousness that if you hold two fingers before her she will say she sees but one, or three or more, yet be able to and will exert all necessary muscular power. , "The American woman need not fear that the twilight sleep is not for her," said Dr. Blelcher.. "The more highly or ganised and Intelligent the woman the better subject she Is for the treatment. She takes It readily and her constitution makes quick response to it. Her suscep tibility to pain Is so great that unless she la spared it ahe may become a chronic Invalid. But ahe require different dosage than the women 'of Bavaria. Their cases must be studied, nationally, and Individ ually." ' " ; ' ' "For thatr'waJKm. eW Orst ten-.caaes were failures." said Dr. Rongy. "We had , not mastered pur technique, By which 1 mean that- we did not know what doses were required. "When. I say failures I do not mean that either rmdtbef or child m the worse for-the treatment, but that not having our technique we were not able to pre vent restlessness. After these ten eases all patients bave responded to the treat, ment. Thera has been no mortality. The patients have retained their muscular power.- but they have sunk Into a state of forgetfulnes of what occurred a mo ment before.. If they have suffered pain they forget the next moment and when they return to consciousness they have no memory of It... The twilight sleep Is a misnomer. It is a subconscious state." Most women will prefer the poM man title. Its sound is soothing, and the woman who has set her feet upon that path which has heretofore been the way of agony, needs soothing. The name suggests a peaceful dream. 8uch a dream aa that young woman had who when her mother called at the Jew ish Maternity hospital to see her said: "What day la It, mother?" "It Is Friday, my child," replied the mother, who had Just been exalted to the rank of a grand mother. But It can't be. I came to the hospital yesterday, and that was Wednes day."" For twenty hours that young wo man had wrestled in what might other wise have been mortal agony. . When the doctor verified her mother's statement the young mother lifted happy eyes from the round, pink head that nestled on her shoulder. "I have lost from life a day,' ahe aald. To which mother and doctor answered together: "Such days were better lost." That la what science seems to have done for womankind. It haa lost the day of physical torture that were better lost. Yes, there Is scarcely a doubt that the Edrnlc curse has been lifted. Many doc tors are going to the hospital to learn of the semi-slumber that ia a boon to wo manhood. Other doctors are preparing to go, and others should be Induced, by soft words or sharp, of their patients, to learn thoroughly the process of the twilight sleep. A few of them may top their arguments with the ancient one: "But It la the natural-process, and one ahould not inter fere with a natural process." To .them make the answer that Dr. Rongy made to me; "That waa true while we lived In a' savage state, but not since women have lived In steam-heated houses and worn corsets aad eaten rich foods and neglected exercise. ' In this age many cases of motherhood have a distinct pethology." Which Is a doctor's way of saying that In 1914 and 1911 maternity preeenu some of the aspects of a disease and should be so treated. Net m teetretary. Earn had worked on the farm for nine years, and until hla master took to poul try farming he was quite satisfied with life.' But this poultry business was a bit too much. He had to take the eggs as they were laid and write the date on them with an indelible pencil. And. worse than that, he had also to write on the gg the breed of the hen that laid them. bo one day he marched up to the farmer. "I'm about fed UD." imM ha. "anil 1m going to leave." l he farmer waa astounded. "Surely. 8am. you re not arolna- La Uua me after all these years!" "Yes, I am," retorted Sam. "I've done every kind of rotten lob on this here larm, our, i a sooner starve tnan go on being secretary to your old hena!"Lon- don Tit-Bits eH5f m Ag M lit ltw' Mu Wi;u M ftrUf The aoma of aumptuoua- -Xc:NWi I ? VMlfi'TW I I neaa-ermlne. metallic yj i'lt'-'f Rufflea-tlera of them t f ?' 1 Almost usurping the laee and satin is achlev- NXr-at Ri . I -break forth at most un- V if I V -ON. 7 function of the skirt this ed Jjrt this frock worn at f. 'f.ifM expected spota on this QJfjft KV s i tunHs of brocaded velvet Deauvltle. A strip of the V .JU;.i ' ' :. own of parchment gray I 1 Jfy I 1 hanga to within peeping ermine holds, but scarce- "f'JZ&it'1'" 6K "tln! P,ppl" out 11 !tl iJt ' t 4& distance of the bottom of ly restrains, the tunlo of J,'$vR4';v-'''' wrd in the back and fall rPIj? I L-'?k the foundation eklrt. In- lacrv another strip -out- 7UV"7 1 fttmy folds around the jf " ' '"ft M aUad of the aaUn aaah lines the chiffon bodice . ' T,h ' tJMVi f Mi fit V 1 "; A touch of fur JfjVVXV JOl i one Of Mr encirclnt the and narrower oands. . V V -.. ' i?1?,. -ift W 1 ppe,r' neck nd eU f.A 'X neck, . crosses and is ' ' . v-ir.-M is isy i J ' :. ) twrnw e yfs, bi-wi i 1 . : . n..ss . j (yMAjpV5 l! il n&i Nail ' ' been iermltted. In this JT ' Mfjl M i i l Vi and upward and all plait- Pill'i'P I '$ 'I Np one can Insist that plaited net .frock.. The -" I'ltlHiifi V er, make of thla dancing IlifMtf fij ) i'i the influence of the east nonchalance of the bod- . &Jl If It i iUil frock mld-eummer fwt j- f ' h Ped away when Ice is enhanced by the . yAjl I ffjj'jty nlght'g dream. Of the Ev V H J ij H-vQ one of the most admired carf of fur. which is at- rtsrVt Palest of pink tlnta-the . jj ' Ij garmenta at Deauvllle I i nW'&rTfiaT fll'fi 1 I Iu,n ot youm-me er- I 1, i; 1 I liiil i'l t Vs I I WM ln" "rm'u" wrap, ii anowea to tan on tne l - fl 1 I K Jfil.lJVA I at the first glance I fi l 1 1 Y')f I built on the lines of an I j ahouldera In the - back. li X 5sfijt& a bit startling. 'ixUJlr I Oriental potenUte'g robe u -,1 I. i ,1 1 The Art of Dressing Br BEATRICE FAIRFAX. no. in. One of the pretjjsst girla know made the blunder of coming down to her place of employment recently dressed In a ruf fled white silk that would have been suit able for a garden party. At a garden party ahe would have been a deUght to the eye. In a buslnese office she waa an offense. " . Lucie write me the following: "I have nowhere to go after I leave work. I have very few friends, as I am a stranger alone In New York. There are eome nice girls and young men in my office. Bo. Instead pf getting party clothes for which I have no uaa, I get pretty thlnga to wear to work. And the other day one of the girls told me that aha took a dUUke to me because I had worn such fancy dreasea to work. "I like Jewelry and I have all that belonged to my mother. I have been wearing a necklace and two pins, some Jeweled hairpins, rings, a bracelet and a watch to work. And I like low-rlecked muslin dresses better than suits and shirtwaist. Am I doing anything wrong to dress to please myself T" My dear girl, you are making a grave blunder. Wear simple linen or pongee or taffeta dresses to work If you can afford to dresa as you choose. But pave them made on simple tailored or shirtwaist lines. - And don't wear an entire collec tion of Jewelry. It makes what la prob. ably genuine and good look cheap and ordinary. You will not make friend by overdressing. In fact, you will repel the beat of the girls and young men In your office by the very means you era using to attract. Fluffy muslin and organdie and laeee are not suitable for business. At the end of a day's work they look crushed and soiled and rumpled. But trim tailored effect stand the strain of a day In a duaty office and the heat and bumidlty of a city's streets do not take all the freshness from them. The business woman ahould look neat r Fig. 5 Fig. 6 " ' ' and business-like. This effect ahe cannot produce with Jewels and chiffon. Tawdry finery ha a wilted look, that la never charming. Wear simple, workmanlike colthes to work. Don't try to be conspicuous, for the attention you attract will probably be unfavorable, A simple hat on sailor lines and a simple blouse of the same sort almost always become a young woman. Clothes of this type will give you a look of neat ness and trlmness that will attract men and women alike. The woman who la modestly dressed need never feel unpleasantly noticeable. She haa a look of simple modesty that attract everyone. At a recent dance where there were many Paris gown and Fifth avenue cre ations no one looked more charming than a young girl who wore a little white crepe de chin dre with no ornament beyond whit organdie vest and collar and cuffs. It had cost 112 and was serving a her "beet" summer dress and her es cort seemed very proud of her girlish daintiness. At the end of the evening, when chiffon and laces were mussed and wrinkled the wearer of the simple white frock looked as cool and dainty as when she had coma The girl who la overdreaeed, however, ha a self-conscious, arrogant appearance that doea not attract kindly admiration. If she gets pralae It la the grudging sort that wonder how she can afford to dress o elaborately en her salary. Don't go to work or on a day'a excur sion to river or shore In a filmy dress that will eome borne looking sadly drag gled and limp. Wear simple tailored clothe that can stand a day of dust and heat and dampness. Don't go to danoea In starchy linen that will muss and crumple during the evening and make you look warm and uncomfortable. DleerleB. "Pop, what do we mean by saying dis cretion Is the better part or valor?' "Generally speaking, my aon. we mean that discretion can run faster." Judge. Advice to Lovelorn r BATmzos Aimr ax : Take tat O staler. Dear Miss Fairfax: When going out In company with a girl, which Is the proper aide to walk onf GLEN WOOD. HI customary for the eecort to walk on the outside of the walk, giving the pro tection needed by keeping the young woman on the Inside. The more rigorou convention I to alwaya walk on the. right Me of the young woman you are escort ing. This come down from the day when gentlemrn wore awords as part of their customary dreaa, and it waa deemed necessary to have the right arm free to afford the needed protection In event of an untoward encounter. In thoae days a gentleman, when Indoor, always prof fered hi right arm to the lady he waa escorting a proof of security under the roof of his host. In modern times this practice la etill universal. Learnlaar a Trade. Dear Miss Fairfax: I am the mother of five children four boya and one girl who Is the -oldest. IT, and of a very dissatis fied nature. I do ail In my power to please her. In drees end pleasure. We are In very comfortable circumstances he Is not obliged to go out to work as many other girls: her father and 1 only wish her to learn a trade as no one ever knows what time she may need It and we think it la alwaya better to know some thing. Kit cannot or at least will not un derstand why she should learn a trade, rihe doe not like houacwork and refuses to do any; ahe Is always threatening to leave home and very disrespectful to me. I wss so weary of alwaya hearing her threats that on dsy when she said It to me. I told her to go. MOTHER. Every woman ought to have aome defi nite meana by which she ran earn her living, If she Is ever compelled to. Your daughter might marry and marry well, and then some day find herself forced to earn her own living. I would talk It over with her again vary patiently. Assure her that she will be far happier If she has some definite occupation each day, for then her hour of relaxation will seem far pleasanter. She might study bookkeeping or stenography or trained nursing f the prefers en, of these occupations to a trade. I would suggest millinery a a tiade that take artistic ability, and I o In. terestlng that some of th clevereat. wo men I know are proud to make their own hat. Tell th girl that you are aorry that you were Irritable the other day, and that you never would be satisfied If she were to leave home, but that for her own safe guarding a well as ber mother' peace of mind Jou feel that she should have soma developed talent on which he can tely If she ever need to be self-supporting. PR tbirty-two) yean diacriaiaating women have placed then confidence ia my toilet preperauoas. No "just as good" subelitute oSered bar behind them th long rx ptrieaca, the exact knowledge of what each ingredient wul do, and the expert aViU in coaanenjadiog, that entet into th making oi Mw l'UW 7M 4Prtfirtt. lYiy CMfuinU fee t'oviUr . is afcaotirlM pure and whole. soata ' It blend perfectly with the aatutal lone of the com pletion and soften tb akia while beautifying a. Many women have told ate thst they aevei hay found a' powder that car be applied to smoothly sod evenly. Properly applied, its at is not noticed, yet it prodace a thoroughly desirable el act Watcrt or We Beautiful Red Diafau in All Leading Mna, ImVJ i Eae-MM Tmc Pamim, W Mm K kU Nu. rood aaaJX-nalk rPa. 50 :" r .r v. mad y Mmc. ise-bell, thb woilo' mot famou beauty Exstrirr pff r I iabawMMniM "DaiMai laW-lismaiM Pffle hltflrlrlArl krvx.d htlMiriToUti frrpmrmhemt. Ifcajui tij EI. LA WHF.EI.ER WIIAMUX. Copyrfclit, 19H. by Star Company. - Two women, straneers to each other, rame to a country report and rented. ad joining cottages. Both were new cot tages. Both were new comera, unac iiunlnted alth the l! rcMtont s. Their houses were of RlmUnr style and iurnislilncs, both rented of the same scent nml both women atarted with equal rprortunltlea for rnjoymrnt, so fat aa ' external' tonditlens are con cerned. But this Is hat happened, he fore the season had half expired: Ono hcure became the center of life, wholesome pleas- ure. and pleasant entertainment, Pas by found It a magnet and loved to pause at the door or elt for a moment on the veranda, chatting . wlt the, agreeable boatess. Children, women and men were alike entliiialaattc.ln this, appreciation ef this new comer, whose smile made ua light on the darkeet day and whose role had ever ring of hope and a note of praise and a chord of pleasure and never a dissonance. , This Woman was gifted with th rare quality of appreciation of everything; good in nature or human nature, flh. stronrtlv adcented whatever to' her In tfna world teemed admirable and he-pastMl lightly over whatever waa disappointing or disagreeable; ' C Hhe remembered every pleasant thing1 ahe heard about anyone and ahe qulcKIJ forgot whatever was unpleasant. She re fused to discus or be dominated t weeka of wet weather, and In consequence she rmanated sunshine and turned thh pennltntstlo caller Into an optimist. Fve')' door was open to her, and her compan ionship was equally Bought by old and young. Meantime, what war happening next door? This woman began by criticism of the weather, fault finding with th house In which she dwelt sarcasm con cerning her neighbors. She disapproved of everything and of everybody. She de dared the whole town out of drewlng with whet her mental conception pictured 1 It ahould be. She objected to the habits, dreaa, the customs and the occupant of everybody In the place. , Then, because, as a very natural' con sequence, she was left quite alone, ,ah,o decla'ed It to be the most unsociable and discourteous town on the map of the uni verse. No ore waa ever seen on . hef . verandas, and. one felt the vibration 'o' gloom and discord, ven ,ln . passing: th dcor. . . Never was there a greater Illustration or a more direct proof of th power pi ! the mind to create It own environment than 1n this true Incident herein related. One woman leave the town . full ot praise for it scenery. It people and it? social life; the other leave with up preaeed curses and open anreaam. ' ' One carries with her the love, admira tion and appreciation of a large circle jij frlenis; the other will eltner be ignored and forgotten, or remembered only tp , her disagreeable qualltlea Each haa re celet exactly , what h sent out fronj . her mind and that I what all of us qV)j uti . i .precisely wnat w maae JC That which we give, we receive. Not aJ way in tn aeian, nut in tne aggregate Here and there aome old karmlc law may caune u to be at time unfairly treated ty thoae we bave treated fairly; to i: cheated by thoee to whom w rave given honest dealing, or to be neglected ,bj those to whom we have been devoted. r,1 But If our hearts are full of good wU, generoua Judgment, appreciation - and love; If we see and remember the gcx4 ard pas briefly over the evil in life and. In people we are sure to be reward a hundred fold In th large experieooca which life offer ua. " Tou ran never tell what your thought1 will do. " Tn bringing Yottdiate or love; 'f For thought are thlnga, and their, alrj wing ' . Are swifter than carrier dove. ' They follow the law of tb universe-!- - Each thing must create Its kind, f And they speed. o'er the track to bring you back - Z Whatever went out from your mind.''-1 Packages on Stores. Mas, WMTi Nator.1 BloA Rooea. (V. Mu Ik'ImU Roa BWi Sack R.7H. rieesj. mm vu ijbk ria Mat ktWIi Uiac rUad Wlaieaa. ic Miaa. U'M', FW. Wa Ejxsoml l 00. ufrun1' J&rl b-. EFF1E SHANNON.