I always read on with contempt when encountering articles concerning visits to Eloise where officials would feast and entertain with music and frivolity in the house of horrors. So, I kind of take this piece with a pound of sharp-edged sea salt while digesting the sorrows of the estimators who made their visit in June of 1904. Though the sight of a shriveled old woman rocking a deaf, "dumb" and blind child, who was confined there with her, is sorrowful in itself, do I think an official of the state had the temerity to weep for sympathy in a quest to further his/her cause? You betcha. Damn wretches!