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THE CITIZEN, TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 1913.
Wluit Made Him Slid?
Pitiable Struggle Watched by
TOOK POISOIi BY MISTAKE,
Deadly Mercurial Drug Worked Slowly,
but Sureiy, Whtle Physicians and
Nurses Tried In Vain to Check Its
Effects, and the Patient and His
Friends Hoped Against Hope.
A real life drnnm, which caught and
held the attention of the nation as per
haps no play on the boards has ever
done, was the recent struggle of B.
Sanders Walker, a young banker of
Macon, Ga., against Inevitable death.
Mr. Walker, who was married and
had one little sou, took one night a
seven grain tablet of bichloride of mer
cury, mistaking it for a headache rem
edy. The error was not discovered
until several hours later. Nothing
then could be done to counteract the
poison, which, If not removed' from the
system a short time after It la taken.
dcOes nil inedlcal skill.
Mr. Walker's flrst Intimation of -trou- 1
bio was severe pain which rapidly grew
.worse. lie called a physician and, aft- '
cr a brief examination, was told as ,
gently ns possible that his death must
ensue within n few days, perhaps with
in a few hours.
Stunned by the fact at flrst, Mr.
Walker soon recovered his composure
nnd began nrranglug his business nf
falrs. He called an attorney and made
Ills will. Then he conferred with busi
ness associates, disposing of nil mat
ters that had been under his direct
supervision. After that he throw his
homo open to the citizens of Macon
and held "open house" to bid them all
As soon as the nature of Mr. Wal
ker's illness was discovered the best
physicians available were called to at
tend him. A corps of nurses also ar
rived nt the home, and from that time
on the struggle was on in earnest.
Hope of Recovery.
Mr. Walker was repeatedly sweated
In the hope that the poison might be
removed from his system. lie was
also given Intravenous injections of
salt water nt frequent intervals, ami
once in twelve hours the physicians
fed him a pint of olive oil.
There was a temporary Improve
ment, nnd both Mr. Wnlker and his
friends began to hope against hope that
he would throw off the powerful poi
son. "I'll win out yet," ho said cheerfully
when informed that his condition had
improved slightly. The physicians in
formed him that no person In his con
dition had been known to live longer
than twenty-one days after taking the
poison, but ho hold to life until the last
ray of hope was gone.
News of Mr. Walker's valiant battle
with death was telegraphed to every
important city of the country nnd scat
tered broadcast by the press, bulletins
on his condition being sent out twice
or more each day.
In return from all parts of the na
tion telegrams were sent to the Walker
homo by physlclnns and others who
had had experience with similar cases.
From Johns Hopkins medical school
at Baltimore emanated the suggestion
that Mr. Walker's life might bo saved
If ono of his kidneys could bo removed
and replaced by another from the body
of n person recently dead. Mercurial
poison paralyzes the kidneys, the phy
sicians pointed out; hence the only
hope was to transplant n healthy or
gan. Dr. Alexis Carrel has transplanted
the kidneys of dogs, and the animals
operated on soon recovered. Dr. Car
rel is reported to have said a similar
operation is possible on tho human
body. By tho time that suggestion
reached Macon, however, Mr. Walker
was so weak that ho could not have
survived the surgical shock of the op
eration. Beginning of the End,
Gradually the poison did its deadly
work. Mr. Walker grew weaker, nnd
his pulse increased to an alarming
rate. Still bo kept up his courage,
often getting out of bed and going to
the window to wave to tho friends
who gathered In great crowds in front
of tho house.
Prayers for Mr. Walker's recovery
were offered in nil tho churches of Ma
con nnd in many other cities. Tho
vigilance of tho nurses wns unrelent
ing, and every suggestion coming from
reputnblo sources was tried by tho
physicfuns in attendance.
Shortly after tho last sunset Mr.
Walker was ever to see he called a
nurso to his bed and asked her what
tho physicians had said in a whispered
consultation a few minutes earlier.
"Did they say I must dlo?" ho asked.
"If so don't hesitate to tell me. I am
not afraid to die. My only regret Is
that I must lenvo my family."
Tho nurse, unable to answer bis pit
cons appeal, turned away. Tho doom
bl man had guessed aright. Then he
iecarao unconscious, and several hours
later he peacefully breathed bis last.
When tho news of his death went
forth the ontiro city of Macon went
Into mourning for him.
Mr. Walker spent most of his last
hours of consciousness playing with
his llttlo eon and trying to give his
young wife courage for tho shock of
his death, which he knew was soon to
A eamo of ball slio went to see;
She deftly kopt tho score.
And when tho bleachers cheered with boo
She helped the general roar.
She talked of strikes nnd llnets hot.
Of grounders nnd of flies.
Bho Ecemed to know a wondrous lot
That filled him with surprise.
But when, en route for second base,
The star O'Mu'Bglw slid
She said, with terror In her face,
"Oh, Jack, what mado him skid?"
And, 'spite of the exulting throng.
She worried nnd she futssed
And thought the play had all gone wronff
Because his clothes got mussed.
COOLLY ADMITS MURDER
UPON STAND, BUT IS FREE.
Trial on Charge of Shooting Hnd Re
sulted In Acquittal.
Federal District Judge J. B. Safer
and his court were startled when a
witness In a damage suit In Columbus,
O., confessod to a murder of which he
hnd been acquitted and then boldly
walked from the room. Because of
this acquittal he cannot bo tried again.
Leo Cage, a union ironworker of
AVheeling, W. Va., matfo tho confes
sion. It caused a speedy settlement of
the case of David J. Renrdon, admin
istrator, against the county commis
sioners of Jefferson county.
Ilcardon brought suit for 5,000 dam
ages for tho death of his brother, John
J. Bcardon, a Pittsburgh detective,
who wns shot and killed in Steuben
ville, O., In May, 1910 Attorneys for
Jefferson county offered to pay $1JX0
la cash and nil tho costs of tho case,
which was accept d by the nttornoys
for Iteardon, and tho case was closed.
John J. Renrdon wns employed by
tho Ln Belle Iron works Of Steuben
vlllo to guard Its property during tho
strike. Two weeks later while in Steu
benvllle ho was shot down. A dozen
bullets were found In his body.
Cngc, a member of tho Iron Work
ers' union, was arrested. He entered
a plea of not guilty, and the trial re
sulted ln his prompt acquittal. When
the damage case was called Cage of
fered to testify.
He mado a full confession of tho
crime. Cage said that the flrst shots
were fired by the- dctectlvo and that ho
answered with a volley.
Cage admitted that he rocognlzed
that a confession from htm at this
time could not bo used against him, ns
ho hnd been tried and acquitted of tho
"The story of Cage was tho most
brutal and brazen that I have ever
heard," said Judge Sater later. "If
there over was a miscarriage of.Justice
It was in tho case of Cage."
Ariel, June 21. Talk about your
high cost of living. Tho price of
beef, pork and mutton is certainly
high but the price that John Myer
and Constable Swingle received for
six chickens knocks that 6m in the
shade. Saturday night fouW fellows
who love chicken dinner fcjf Sunday
and knowing the high price of chick
en, decided to help themselves; so
aftor going to Canaan to Jack uen-
than's. and getting sometmng in tne
way of a nerve steadier, they camo
back to Varden and called at tho
chicken house of John Myer. Find
ing the door locked and gaining no
admittance they tore off the window
screen and captured six nice bid
dies. When Mr. Myer went out to
feed his chicks Sunday morning ho
saw the coop lock had been tamper
ed with, the screen torn off and six
chicks gone, but where and by whom,
that was the question. Well, he
called up Constable Swingle and
sent him to answer It. Sunday was
a hot day, and so was Monday, but
you can bet that Swingle made it
hotter for tho chicken thieves with
the result that three of the chicks
roosted in their own coop Monday
night, while the boys paid fifty dol
lars for tho three they ate for Sun
day dinner. How Is that for high
cost of living?
Foster's Weather Bulletin
CopyrTehted 1913 Br W, T. FOSTER
SURE OF BURTON'S SKILL.
Lipton Selected Amateur Skipper For
Cup Race on Record.
"In intrusting tho command of Sham
rock IV. tn tho races for America's cup
to an amateur yachtsman, W. P. Bur
ton, I nm aware I am doing something
unprecedented," Sir Thomas Lipton Is
quoted ns saying ln London, "but I be
lieve tho results will fully Justify the
wisdom of ray choice.
"I regard Burton fully the equal of
any professional skipper ln England,
tho proof of which ho repeatedly has
given while sailing against them in
various yachts bo has owned, notably
with the nineteen meter Octavia ln
1011, when ho finished tho season at
tho top of tho class.
"Of course," Sir Thomas pointed out,
"Burton win novo tho benefit of a pro
fessional skipper throughout the races
two If ho wants them and Nichot
son, tho Shamrock's designer, who Is
in tho front rank of amateur yachts.
men, will also sail on tho challenger.
Nicholson shares my high opinion of
"So far as tho races are concerned,"
Sir Thomas said ln conclusion, "I shall
simply foot tho bills and let Burton do
HE'S A TURNIP ALCHEMIST.
Idaho Man Promises Steel and Gems
William J. McLaughlin of Camas,
Ida., when arrested m Cincinnati ae
clared he had perfected nn Invention
to mako steel rails and ties from tur
nips and opals from radishes.
McLaughlin, who called himself a
chemist, said tho radishes from which
tho opals were mado could ho grown
only ln Germany. Ho had tho solo
American rights for an English con
ecrn with a capital of 51O0XX), ho
Bald. Ho was arrested on suspicion
until nn investigation Into alleged
stock selling by him could do mado.
To tho police McLtraghlhi raid ho
camo to Cincinnati to doe a doal to
take over tho Cincinnati Bcduction
company and convert city enrbago into
railroads and buildings, when arrest
ed ho had several suit cases full of
pulverized radishes and turnips.
PLAN TILDEN CELEBRATION
Committee Appointed to Arrange For
Governor Sulzcr of Kow York has
appointed tho following as a commls
slon to arrange for tho celebration of
tho ono hundredth anniversary of tho
birth of Barancl . TiWcn, on Feb. 0,
Herman Rldder, Ralph Pulitzer, Al
frcd H Hcnschel, Charles XL Miller,
George Wilson Smith, Augustus Thom
as and Taleott Williams. Tho gover
nor recently signed a bill appropriat
bjt 810,000 fpr thfc celebration.
Lookout, June 21. John W. Colo
died at his home at this place Mon
day night after a Ave days illness of
pneumonia. He is survived by his
wife and one son, Lynn, also his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter H. Cole.
The family have the heartfelt sym
pathy of the entire community in
Children's Day was duly observed
at the church last Sunday morning.
Much credit Is due the ladles for the
untiring efforts they put forth to
make it a success.
Ezra Maudsley recently visited his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Mauds-ley.
Mrs. Lewis Schweighofer - and
sons, Ward and Clarence, Mrs. Mon
ington and son, Floyd, of West Da
mascus, Mrs. James Blair, Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Baldwin and son of Glrd-
land, attended the Children's Day
exercises at this place.
Coe Young with his daughter and
aunt of Stalker visited at J. R.
Maudsley's on Monday last.
Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Lester and son
Neal spent Saturday and Sunday
with Mr. and Mrs. Warner Lester at
L. L. Teeple recently purchased a
Mrs. George Blum, son Albert and
daughter Ethel, are visiting at G. F.
Cold Spring, June 21. Services
are being held in the Cold Spring
church in the afternoon during the
month of June.
A girl came to brighten the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Matthew LeStrange
Friday, June 13th.
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Deln, son
Clarence, and daughter Harriet, Mrs.
Johnson and Mrs. Bassett of Hones-
dale, came up In Mr. Deln's car and
spent Friday evening at J. B. Me-
Robert Kennedy spent last week
in Honesdale, serving as a grand
Mr. and Mrs. Fred ciauson, air.
and Mrs. Charles Dunning and
daughters came from 'Honesdale Sun
day morning in their cars and spent
the day at tho Upper Woods Lake.
John Callery, or Scranton, was a
business caller here Monday and
WASHINGTON, D. C, Juno 21.
Last bulletin gave forecasts of dis
turbances to cross continent June 1C
to 20 and 22 to 2C, warm waves 15
to 19 and 21 to 25, cool waves 18 to
22 and 24 to 28. About normal
weather Is expected to prevail dur
ing the two weeks covered by these
two disturbances. No important
weather event is in sight for that
nerlod and as a natural consequence
less than usual rain Is expected, leav
ing somo sections with a shortage
Relative to the normal tempera
tures a considerable fall was expec
ted from June 12 to 27, but this
would not mean an actual fall, be
cause, as every one knows, the nor
mal temperatures rise from about
Jan. 15 to about July 15. Some
people who have no thinking ma
chines misunderstood our chart tem
perature forecasts for May. We are
compelled to use tho straight, treble
line In the monthly charts to repre
sent normal temperatures but every
thoughtful person well knows that
normal temperatures go up about
ten degrees a month from Jan. to
July and down as much from July
to Jan. When reading our monthly
charts those well known facts should
not bo forgotten.
Next disturbance will reach Pacific
coast about June 27, cross Pacific
slope by close of 28th, great central
valleys 29th to July 1st, eastern sec
tions July 2. Warm wave will cross
Pacific slope about June 27, great
central valleys 29, eastern sections
July 1. Cool wave will cross Pacific
slope about June 30, great central
valleys July 2, eastern sections July
This disturbance covers time so
close to tho great storm period that
It Is difficult to determine Its char
acter. All weather features will be
radical, of greater than usual force,
but we have placed July 5 as the cen
ter and most extreme part of this
great storm period. July 3, 4, 5 and
6 will bo days of greatest stress. But
where will these storms break? If
we have the lows placed correctly
one of them will be on the Atlantic
coast July 3 and that storm will be
at its greatest tensity on the Atlan
tic coast and for several days It will
continue as a furious storm out on
the north Atlantic.
Next disturbance will reach Pa
cific coast about July 3, cross Pacific
slope by close of 4th, great central
Viilleys 5th to 7th, eastern sections
8 th. Warm wave will cross Pacific
slope about July 3rd, great central
valleys 5th, eastern sections 7th.
Cool wave will cross Pacific slope
about July 6th, great central val
leys 8th, eastern sections 10th.
This will bo a furious storm for
ten days July 3 to 13 from lust
before it strikes our western coasts
till It strikes the western coasts of
Europe. Human lives, live stock,
water craft and other property will
be destroyed In that great disturbance.
FARM HORSE STOLEN.
Charles D. Marble, of South Ox
ford, found one of his horses missing
from the pasture on the McNltt farm
Thursday morning, indications point
ing to its being a clean case or horse
stealing. The animal was a bay
horse valued at over S100.
Later It was learned that a road
wagon, harness and laprobe had
been taken from the barn of F. J,
Wessell at the Andrew Odds farm
about a mllo north of the McNltt
farm. Suspicions rest on certain
parties who may have driven tho
horse into Pennsylvania.
This Is the first case of horse
stealing in this town In a great many
years. The last one If we correctly
remember, was also In the vicinity
of South Oxford.
Clayton Wood and Archie Cascart
were arrested In Dneonta with an
outfit supposed to be the lost proper
ty. Oxford Record.
AMBER FOR HAY FEVER.
Tho following answer to a cor
respondent to the New York Sun
may be of some help to our readors.
We reproduce it as written:
To the Editor of Tho Sun Sir:
Referring to your mention of amber
as a medicine, I met a man last win
tor who had been cured of severe
hay fever by wearing a necklace of
amber beads next- the skin. He re
ported cures of several friends by
tho same treatment. A child that
wears amber beads never has croup
Is an old saying. Some of your
readers may like to try this treat
ment for hay fever.
New York, May 31. A. F. M.
Governor Tenor has signed the
Hess electrocution bill. The death
penalty upon all flrst degree mur
ders hereafter will bo by electrocu
tion instead of hanging. The bill
provides that tho executions shall
take place in the new western peni
tentiary now being erected in uen
tre county and carries an appropria
tion of $50,000 for the purpose of
immediately erecting a suitable
building and equipping it.
Before you start on your va
cation see that you are supplied
with some Neura Powders for
Headache. 10 and 25 - cents
-Bring: your difficult Job work to
', this office. We can do it.
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MAYORS NOT TO SUCCEED
Governor Tener has announced his
veto of the Geary house bill which
would allow mayors of second-class
cities to succeed themselves. The
hill would affect Pittsburg and
If you advertise steadily results
will be sure to follow.
Have you seen our Reo delivery truck?
It's a dandy. Better look it over.
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Better times coming; help It along.
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