BINTANG BETAWI Batavia (Jakarta) – Tuesday Edition, May 31, 1904


Fear of Disease-Carrying Fleas

Queen Alexandra, the wife of the king of England, is extremely afraid of lice/fleas. She even orders her maids to wash her money with water mixed with carbolic acid and other cleaning fluids to kill the bad fleas. Only after the money has been cleaned, then she will touch it and spend it for her needs. Even the small changes she received have to be handed over to the palace maids to be washed first.

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