The Columbian. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1866-1910, March 11, 1909, Page 6, Image 6

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Friend of King Edward Gives
Donation to Start Royal
Experimental and Curative Work Con
templatedSir Trederick Treves at
the Head Effort to Be Made to Get
Radium from Cornis.i Fiichblende.
Lonuon. Sir f'rede'ick Treves,
ergeaut-surgcon to tliu King and con
sulting surgeon of Hit- London Hospi
cited in lecturing at hospital
iome interesting Instances of radium
sures lie liad wiuiessid, including vas
:ucheli ids, rode it ulcer und epithe
Joruata. He said it was almost uncanny to
.ee the rapid manner in wliel. radium
sometime; accomplished healing
After the first application, say on Mon
day, nothing nappcns until bout. ! ri
iay, when tho skin suddenly becomes
red and Irritable. Then a sort of
srus: lonns, which comes away in
;wo or three wjuks.
About a nionta later there is a sec
nd application ol radium after which
.a many cases the patten' does not
.ieed to see apbyslclan again.
Sir Frederick pointed out that one
f the greatest uses of, radium in the
Mure might ri,ult from its curious
adloact:v( emanations. lie descrlbeu
aow a penny enclosed in a Jar with
.n unsealed vial of radium became it
elf radioactive; if the penny were
.-emoved and washed w.h nitric acid
its radioactivit- was transferred to
-he lattei while the penny was no
onger radioactive.
As an instance of possible future
taefuluess the lecturer told how a
iolutlon cf such radioactive deposit
as Injected into a mouse suffering
Yom an artlflcally Induced abdominal
jancer. The r.sult was that the
frowtn entirely disappeared. It would
a mistake to rely too much or this
if similar cases out they were' very
saggestive. It wag conceivable that
tug diseases might some day be
XMBd curable by inhaling t radioac
It emanation or vapor.
A charter will shortly be granted
fStablishlng tbe Royal British Radium
institute. The institute will carry on
search work an will also have a
aedleal departijen eventually for the
reatment of cases to which expert
aent has shown the radlui.i cure Is
The foundatic. of thp Institute In
which King Edward Us taken the
reatest personal interest bag been
lade possible by a handsome dona
ion from Ernest Cassel who Is an In
imate friend of the King. Its work
ill probably be carried on with tbe
. elp of the Imperial Cancer Research
The new Institute's council will In-
lude Sir Frederick Treves, M.D., ser
lant-physician to the Kin; Sir Wil-
. am RamBay, M. D., and Joseph John
,'homson, professor of physics at the
Voyal Institution.
The scarcity of radium and the ex-
eme difficulty of obtaining it since
ustria forbid its exportation have led
the formation of a private syndi
Ate here for the purpose et exploiting
e pitchblende deposits in the Tren-
Ith copper mine in Cornwall. Hopes
re entertained of producing radium
-lerefrom as a commercial commodl-
". enabling scientists and physicians
become Independent of foreign sun
.lies. Befora the discovery of radium the
itchblende from the Trenwlth mine
.as thrown away rittr the copper and
. ?anlura uad been extracted. The
i-sidueg are being collected now and
idlum seeking will begin forthwith,
he mine belongs to j. company In
hich gome South African mining
. mcerns are Interested, and $200,000
ipltal has alreaJy been found fcr tho
. iw enterprise, for which public sub
rlptlons will not be asked. '
Physicians here wishing to expon
ent with raiium are mainly depend
it on tubes of tho material which
iey hire from three or four wholesale
mggiBts at a i xti tariff. It is stl
ated that the efficacy of the radium
these tubes will endure for at least
'.000 years.
Parrot, at Meal Time, Rings Dull.
Alton, U. A parrot with the in
acts of a society person is owned
Abraham Rliter. The bird Is a
eat stickler lor formality and Is
ibappy when the little niceties or
e are overlooked. The parrot at-
lys rings a little silver bell to call
elf to dinner when food Is served
It If food isn't served on time then
s porrot ringa tho bell to call the
. 3d to it.
Rlker Is an upholsterer and lives at
). 609 ICi st Eighth street. When not
, iholsterlng ho spends a great deal
time cultivating the line Alton.
. que qualities of his remarkable
Polly always takes coffee not or
nary coffee, but cafe nolr for
eakfast. In the evening It was tea.
i food consists of crackers, apples
id cake.
The parrot observed very knowing
that the Rlker family always re-
'Onded to .the dinner bell by assem-
ug at the table. It was given a
- lall bell and permitted to ring It.
ten food wag given It. Since then
. illy will not eat without first ring
. -5 the boll.
Her Specialty Was to Request Men
In 8treet to "Shoot 'Dope'
Into Her Arms."
Pittsburg. The "mysterious woman
In black," who was recently sent to
the workhouse for sixty days as a sus
picious character, proves to be Vlrgle
West, a chorus girl, originally from
Cincinnati, where she was known to
the neighbors as Gertrude Weastka
telle. She lived there with her par
ents until about eighteen months ago,
when she ran away and got Into a
For more than two months pedes
trians on the North Side have at times
been startled late at night by a young
woman in black stepping from a shad
ow and asking them to please take a
silver syringe which she carried and
inject It into her arm. She would
explain nicely that while she was a
slave to morphine she could not In
ject it herself. In most cases the men
addressed would run away.
The mysterious woman was cap
tured when she made the mistake of
accosting a private detective, asking
him to "shoot the dope" Into her
While In the hands of the police
Miss Weastkatelle told of James Mc
Cabe, son of a rich North Side widow,
who had been with her from the time
she left the stage several months ago,
and who used the drug with her. The
police started to arrest McCabe, but
found that his mother had already tak
en out a warrant and was holding It
over the head of James as a club. He
must quit the drug and the girl or
go to Jail.
Veterinary Prayer Falls Because
Brute Lacked Faith Owner 8ays.
Cleveland, Ohio. "God never In
tended man to give medicine to a
horse. If the an.mal bad as much
faith as I have i': would be alive," said
Thomas K. Hill, t contractor who Is a
Christian Scientist and who substi
tuted Science healing for a veterl
nary's medicine and lost his horse.
Hill was speaking In police court,
where he was charged with torturing
a horse to death. He was fined 25.
Later it was reduced to $5 on his plea
for leniency and on the plea of two
women vho prayed with him In the
stall for the recovery of the horse.
"I was consistent In not giving the
horse medicine when I would not take
It myself," said Hill. "I turned the
case over to the women when I failed
and we prayed In the stall for three
days. The horse had all the thought
and prayer that any person of my
belief would havo had."
"I am convinced Hill meant to cure
his horse," said Judge Murphy, "but
the treatment prompted by his belief
was at too great variance with the
Police In Prague Find It Furnished
Prague, Bohemia. During the week
end the police have made some start
ling discoveries throwing light on a
number of highway robberies which
have recently occurred In this district
Acting on Information brought to
them, the detectives tracked a sus
pect to an underground cavern near
the city, which was found to have
been furnished in a luxurious fashion,
and well stocked with stolen goods.
The arrangement- for lighting and
heating the cavern were perfect, and
one of the chief features of Its equip
ment was a choice library. Several
arrests were made after a struggle,
and search Is still being made for
other members of the gang.
Met Parson When Half Way Over and
Utilized Him.
Lexington. Ga. Having decided to
marry Gid Peterman afid Mrs. Ola
Myrta Peterman obtained a license
and started out In a buggy in search
or some one to tie the nuptial knot
Meeting Squire John P. Faust iust
at Indian Creek, he was reauested to
marry them. With both buggies
standing in mid-stream the words
were spoken which made them man
and wife. Mrs. Peterman Is a niece
by marriage of her present husband.
Mexico Appropriates Money to Honor
Engineer Who Died to Save a Town.
Mexico City. The National Govern.
ment has contributed 50,000 for a
monument to Jesus Garcia, a locomo
tive engineer employed, in the railroad
yards at Nacozart, Sonora, who on
November 7, 1907, hooked his locomo
tive to a burning car of dynamite and
pulled it out of town.
He was blown to death, but hlg ac
tion saved the town and many lives.
This is the first instance In Mexico
of a monument being erected for
service of this character.
"Ad" Unites Brother and Sister.
Greenville, Tex. Mrs. A. von
Schule, of England, is here on a visit
to her brother, William Smith. This
is the first time they have met since
1869, when she went to the East In
dies. In the succeeding years neither
knew the whereabeuts of the' other, It
being through an advertisement in
Lloyd's London News that they learn
ed of each other's whereabouts.
New Blow to the Nude In Art.
Oklahoma City, Okla. Directors of
the National BUI Posters' Association
issued an order forbidding members
of the asoclation to pout nude pic
tures such as are used to advertise
union suits and corsets. ,
Father Walsh in Sermon Says
He Has Proof and Tells of
a Friend's Experience
His Conclusion Is that the Day of
Miracle .Working Has not Passed
Away Gives as Instance Marvels
of Wireless.
New Yok City. Father William
Walsh, a Jesuit and ona of the best
known Catholic priests In the city,
preaching In the Church of St PhuI
the A post lo Sunday morning, ex
pressed u belief In clalrvoyancy and
told of a case that came under his
own observation.
Father Walsu's subject was "Pray
er and Reason." lie said that wheu
a person asks to have prayers said
to effect a cure the majority of people
scoff at the idea, and that many refuse
to grant that any person possesses the
power to see objects not visible to the
"Clairvoyance and clairaurlence are
scoffed at as impossibilities," he said,
"yet I believe auu have had proof that
they are not impossible. I had my
scepticism removed iome time ago by
a very striking illustration of the pow
ers of clalrvoyancy. A friend of mine
visited a clairvoyant In this city. My
friend was a stranger in New York
and his home is 200 miles away. The
moment he entered the room In which
the clairvoyant a woman was, she
said she could tell him of his home.
"First the woraa: described In min
ute detail all the objects in the vari
ous rooms of the house just as though
she were actually In the house and
walking from room to room. She told
of the persons who were there and
of Incidents that took place after my
friend had departed for New York.
'"I can see,' sail the clairvoyant
'that a crucifix has been broken and
that people in tue houst are trying to
glue it together. I can see all these
things just as plainly as I were In
your house.'
"My . iena cou.d not believe that
all the clairvoyant told him was true.
As the crucifix was not broken when
ciy friend left home he decided to
test the woman. He wrote to his
family asking about the crucifix, and
soon after received a letter verifying
everything that bad been said.
"All of this goet to prove that the
day of miracles Is not over. If ordi
nary mortals have this power to pro
tect their sight through hundreds of
miles of space and tell what is going
on, how much greater must be the
power of God! A few years ago who
would nave thought that there would
be such a thing as wireless teleg
raphy? It is Just as unreasonable for
people to doubt that miracles can be
performed. If the will, the heart and
the conscience of man are sincerely
set upon a single object the laws of
reason can be overcome, and have
been overcome In many Instances.
Who are we to doubt thebe things?"
Judge Rules Nurtery Cannot Be De
clared a f'ulsance.
London. Every cry-baby in the
United Kingdom is rejoicing noisily
over the decision ci Justice Channell
that to cry is the inalienable right of
every Infant anu that there is no law
to stop them.
Residents of the surburb of Fulham,
whose homes adjoin the Fulham Day
Nursery, brought suit to have the
Nursery declared a nuisance. Their
lawyer argued that the cry of one
baby is awful enough, but when there
are twenty-Beven babies the number
of Fulham's there Is a terri
ble condition of affairs that ruins ad
joining property.
"Were you ever a baby?" the Court
asked of the lawyer.
The lawyer confessed his guilt
"Then you ought to know that a
baby is entitled to cry; that you can't
stop It from crying, and that, even if
It is a nuisance, it comes under the
head of unavoidable nuisances."
Contractor Deposits a Dollar Under
Odd Conditions.
Iowa City, Iowa. Joseph Osborne
has placed a dollar on deposit In the
Citizens Savings and' Trust Company
under a contract to be signed, sealed
and delivered to the effect that it shall
not be removed for ninety-nine years.
At the. expiration of the long period,
during which ' Interest shall be com
pounded annually, the total sum is to
be presented to the oldest surviving
Osborne in the direct lino of descent
from Joseph Osborne, the present
The odd compact was entered Into
by Osborne, who Is a contractor, when
he found In balancing up an old ac
count that a balance of 23 cents ex
isted. He added 77 cents under tbe
foregoing provisions.
Skeleton masts for Navy.
Brooklyn, N. Y. All first class bat
tle ships In the United States are to
be equipped with the new skeleton
mast One by one each of the bat
tleshlps is being laid by for a thor
ough overhauling, and it Is the Inten
tion to construct the skeleton mast on
each while the general repairing Is
being done.
Told They Were Cousins True Rela
tion not P.evealcd Until Three
Months After Marriage.
Dallas, Tex. M. E. Burton and Nora
Henderson were married In Dallas on
April 10, 1908. Three months later
they learned that they were haK-broth-er
and sister. At Fort Worth recent
ly the young woman filed suit for di
vorce In order to have the Illegal mar
riage annulled.
The mother of the couple was twice
married. Attar the death of the first
husband, named Burton, the boy, an
Infant, was sent to live with his grand
mother and never left her. By the
second marrlRge the girl was born,
named Henderson. As they grew up
to young manhood and young woman
hood their relatives taught them that
they were cousins. They fell In love,
eloped, and were married three
months before they made the fact
known. Then they were told of their
true relationship. They ceased to
live ns man and wife.
In Three Generations the Last of
Them Will Be Gone.
Helena, Montana. Special Agent
Samuel Cone, who has spent the great
er part of his life among the Indians,
sajs: "Three generations more and
I don't believe there will be a real
Indian left In the coutitry.
"White men's clothing and bouses
have signed the death warrant of the
Indian," continued Mr. Cone. 'Con
sumption and otner diseases of a
civilized people have a foothold on
every reservation l-i the country, and
the ranks of the full-bloods are being
decimated rapidly. This is particu
larly true of the older Indians who
roamed the plains and Ihe mountains
before the creation of reservations
and who have not been constitutional
ly fitted for the changed environ
Walter F. Wlllcox Tells Bible Class
Result of His Investigations.
Ithaca, N. ."I do not feel that It
would cure the divorce evil to make
marriage more difficult, for such a
movement would lead to more illegal
This was the declaration of Walter
F. Wlllcox, of Cornell University, who
has made a special study of divorces,
to a Cornell Bible class. He said:
"I do not believe that the popular
opinion that the desire of A to marry
C Is the usual reason for desiring a
divorce from B Is true. The number
of remarriages after a divorce have
not been shown to be on the whole
greater than the number of remar
riages .after the death of one of the
Surprised Receiver Presents Receipt
ed Bill to the Sender.
Spokane, Wash. "There Is $5 un
paid on an account I owed at your
store about thirty years ago. Will
you please send me your address, so
I can forward the money with inter
est?" The foregoing Is contained Jn a let
ter signed with the name of Maggie
Clarkln, No. 724 Broadway, Fargo, N.
Dak., received by W. D. KIpp, of
Spokane, who conducted a general
stone at New Hampton, la., from 1875
to 1887, when he came West
"This letter shows there Is more
old-fashioned honesty in the world
than is commonly supposed," he said,
"and I am going to send a receipted
bill to Mrs. Clarkln as a present"
Man Knocked. Down Apple, Dog Ran
with It, Mr. Pig Ate It.
Campgaw, N. J. Crawford Cole
man, recently while out hunting near
here, came across an apple tree with
a single Northern Spy hanging from
a branch. In falling it struck his left
eye and he fell over backward. His
setter dog seized the apple and ran.
Coleman got up and ran after the
dog. Then a hog, put In appearance,
ran between Coleman's legs and over
he went again. The hog charged the
dog and compelled It to drop the ap
ple, which the hog ate. Coleman went
home to nurse his bruised eye.
Live High on Poultry and Only Run
When They Are Pursued.
' Fort Wa;-r.e, Ind. Running at large
In Jefferson Township are two large
wolves that are said to be sociable to
'an unpleasant de. ee.
They are of the gray or timber vari
ety, und seem i to be accustomed to
human society, as they only run when
pursued or shot at They like the
companionship of sheep and fat owIb
the best and have displayed their af
fection by eating up a considerable
quantity of the animals. So far all
efforts at capture have ben in vain.
Antl-8aloon Printing Plant.
- Washington, D. C The Anti-Saloon
League decided to erect a printing
and publishing plant, Involving an In
vestment of 5100,000, near Columbus,
O., to oe known us "Lincoln Temper
a:.ce Memorial," as headquarters for
tho leajue's official publiciatlon, The
American Issue.
$1,000,000 a Day for Sugar.
Washington, D. C Cold figures
gathered by the bureau of statistics
show that the average American citi
zen consumes half his own weight in
suar every year, and. the country's till averages more than $1,
0C0.0U0 a day.
Novel Method of Decorating
Booths That Charm the
The church of to-lay Is sure to hold
n fair during one month or another,
and right nfter Easter is a favori'e
time. When an entertainment of this
sort is contemplated, the first thing
to be considered by the parish ladies
Is the decoration of the booths. It
Is here that feminine Ingenuity la tax
ed to the utmost for something novel,
something new that will produce a
display, that will charm tho fair-goer
and bring In tho money.
For some reason the Southern wo
man has a peculiar facility In getting
up fairs, nnd with It the decorating
of the uaoths. In a small Virginia
town a number of parish members re
solved to have a three days' bazar tc
help ry oft a debt of the church,
and to make certain household arti
cles a feature, which are needed In
all homes.
The idea grew that as a novelty, a
number of booths should represent
the days of the week, from Sunday to
the following Saturday, bringing to
gether every sort of attractive com
modity, none of which were to be
sold above the current store prices.
These booths occupied one side of
the room and were clustered togeth
er, making a very showy scheme, be
ing only a few leet apart Tbe Sun
day booth was covered with a cream
cheesecloth, the fallover trimmed with
some conventional pattern of striped
effect placed so as to form a border,
the colorings like those used In the
church design. This frill was deep.
reaching the floor, and made quite
full. As ' corner recoratlons, there
were banners cf silk or of very fine
cardboard, both In pure white. If of
silk, they should be embroidered to
show a device of gold and white; if
of cardboard, painted in watercolor in
some church Dattern. and both held
in place by gilt strands. In either case
me treatment jiartooK oi some reli
gious matter an'l church emblama. bo.
companled with brilliant and illumi
nated letterings, as a center orna
ment, the seven-branched candlestick
was utilized, well filled with tall can
dles. To give a good effect to the
whole, green palms of tissue paper
made a fine border for all edges and
had a harmonizing effect with - the
white ind gilt This Sunday booth
was equipped with Bioles of different
sizes, prayer-books, hymnals, church
calendars and all the paiaphernalla
necessary for a church service. All
sorts of holy devices were sent In
for every denomination, and a variety
of religious books which aro published
each season, all to be sold at the regu
lar publishers' prices.
Monday, being wash day, had its
booth given ove.- to an executive
housekeeper, who begged or bought
all tho essentials for a "blue Mon
day." The lot compr'sed tubs, wash
tubs, all sorts - soaps, clothes-lines,
wringers, boxeo of starch and blue,
clothes-pins and the like, all of which
met a ready sale and reaped a good
harvest. To make the booth attrac
tive, It was dressed In a dark-blue
cheesecldth with a pure-whlto border
of the same material, with fluj;- ros
ettes at the corners, and as a center
devoratlon there was a child's tub
filled with -white chrysanthemums and
hlg ferns.
Tuesday, which is generally ironing
day In all families, was made a
scheme of different shades of red tis
sue paper, which was adjusted ac
cording to fancy, featojned In big
.wallops, decorated with big rosettes
and long ends at each corner falling
to the floor. The back of the booth
which wus decorated In red crinkled
paper, was laid in pleats, the edges
adorned with green paper ferns, which
lapped each other as they approached
the top. On this stand was found
everything pertaining to the day
Evory new Invention was In evidence
for smoothing sleeve and shirt-waist
front, flatirons long and pointed, wt
Iron stands, holders nnd the like.
For tho Wednesday booth a besuuV
fut ihnde of pink was selected, the
tMmmlng In tones and tints of ths
s.miH color. For this a silky saten
-as chosen, fine In quality and of
such a dainty tint and so exceedingly
attractive ns to give a silken shorn
t) the whole. The back of the booth
a nicely padded, making a soft and
I lliiblc background for tho various
centerpieces of embroidery nnd lacp,
the l itter so arranged as to form a
motive which gave nn artistic effect ti
flo whole scheme.
At each of the four corners worn
r'lvd napkins, traycloths in beautiful
French work, ti'ble linen of newest
patterns, and nil tho necessary acces
sories of a well-He; table. In the ee:i
ter was a group of dcllies of ever;
sort and kind some In fan shape,
some In cornucopias, some In queer
designs, but all ready for service and
of no greater p;lce than those found
In the shops.
Thursday's booth was pronounced
to be the most beautiful ns well hi
the most beautiful ns well as the most
successful, being dressed for oTi after
noon tea. The foundation used was
a light-weicht silkoline in a brilliant
tone of yellow, over which was a lace
cloth of Inexpensive make, the needle
work of one of the parish ladles, ft
was so put together as to be available
frr other purposes after the fair was
over. Along all edges were crinkled
paper chrysanthemums, fluffy blos
soms forming a floral border, which
were so grouped as to show a variety
of tints of the same plant To en
hance the beauty of the booth was a
centerpiece a copper samovar for
coffee, which made a brilliant setting
in a wreath of natural smilax. Tea
pets in different wares formed novel
corner pieces. There were cut glass.
Colonial cblna and the like, good, rich
cakes from every State, cups of Rus
sian and ordinary tea, sandwiches
dainty and delicious, with u fine tes
and fruit punch not usually found
Friday being the cleaning day, the
booth was equipped in lavender cre
tonne with a pretty flower design,
with full ruches t. the same on all
edges. Tbe articles for sale were
brushes of all sorts, new Inventions
for the saving of labor, polish of all
kinds, dusters, home-made and other
wise. Saturday being the traditional bak
ing day, the booth was- dressed la
pure white crepe paper, while the at
tendants wore white lawn gowns with
big aprons over them ana caps of
white paper. The stand fairly groan
ed beneath Its weight of good things.
There were biscuits baked to a turn,
bread brown and tempting; there
were cakes of many and delectable
sorts; there were rich layer cakes,
perfectly cooked loaf cakes, jumbles,
cookies and the like. Then there were
puddings, pies all sorts, with flaky,
appetizing crusts; substantial meat
pies nnd fruit pies were represented.
In addition to the ready-to-eat dain
ties, there were certain of their In
gredients for ..-ale. Baking powder
was there In boxes of varying sizes;
the finest of flour, offered In packages
of convenient size; butter was sup
plied in 2mptlnb- rolls, and also the
freshest eggs were heaped In baskets,
each and all being offered at current
Tho candy booth, little removed,
perhaps charmed tho children most,
it was a small affair, and two little
girls, with capable nslstants, did ad
mirable work. They were capital sell
ers, and bo gathered in tho pennies
and nickels with a rush.
' At the Dutch booth was every
known device from Holland, in which
windmill effects did duty In expensive
Delft ware and other designs of pic
turesque make.
The most popular booth was ths
or.e In which fancy articles were sold.
It was decorated in green, the back
ground forming .-. charming treatment
for home-made accessories, which
v.-cre hung up In the most effective
cy. It was a regular up-to-date ar
falr, with all 3orts of attractive Un
gerle, tho newest Ideas In bags, pln
euahions and the like, handsome but
ton and hoe bags, opera reticules of melon seeds, Jewel cases of
filik and satin, handkerchief cases of
pompadour silks, glove cases of plush,
brocade soft silks and the like. Mo
CalVs. Pish Oplns Silk.
A. shellfish In the Medlterraneaa
BPjus a fine silk as fine as any from a
cocoon. The fish Is the prima nobllis.