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About Corvallis daily gazette. (Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon) 1909-1909 | View Entire Issue (May 26, 1909)
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'The great scientific Investigator and
!the great financier talked together.
"What is death, doctor?" asked the
flatter. . '
"I don't know. Formerly we con
sidered' death the separation of animal
and spiritual life, occurring when the
heart ceased to beat. Now we know
that the body lives on ' after fhnt-
ipetfiod. .There are two causes of bodily
death or. corruption viz, microbes and
iself .digestion. Microbes cannot actstf
.not ;permifted to enter, and self
lion .cannot take place except througa
the. agency of water. Exclude the mi-
icrohes,, exhaust the water, and, in my
opiniontbe body may be kept alive in
definitely. In that case spiritual death
may ;he i eliminated "
Ayearafter this announcement Jon
athan Starkweather, the financier, feel
ing an, ;sent for Dr. Evan Carroll, the
man -who made it. But before the
doctof':S;arrival the patient had died of
heart failure. tCarroll produced an or
der signed iby Starkweather twelve
months before for the body. Arthur
Starkweather, the deceased's ni,w
son, knew of ?the order, respected it,
and the ftofiy -was transferred to Dr.'
Carroll's laboratory. ...
Arthur Starkweather inheritori 1,5
fathers .fortune, ;but by the will, in
case 01 lus death without issue,' it
was to go to Vr vGarroll in trust to
endow an institute .for scientific re
search. Two years After getting pos
session of the property Arthur Stark
weather died a bachelor. Dr. Carroll
at once put in a claim for the estate on
behalf of bis institute.
Innumerable Starkweathers sprang
up to contest the will.
A -meeting was called, a
appointed and counsel emnim-i
A month later counscj informed the
committee that there was no doubt of.
their ability to break the will, owin- to
a flaw in the deed of trust. The trus
tees' attorneys were so far convinced
of this that they made an offer to
compromise. The offer was submitted
to a meeting of the neirs-at-law and
unanimously declined, :
Dr. Carroll, who was present at the
meeting, arose and stated that there i
was some aouut about Jonathan Stark
weather being dead and he .might be
capable of making another will U1
were surprised at what was consid
ered an absurd bluff on the part of a
man who stood at the head of scien
tific research- in America. Shouts of
1 roor; "Produce him!" "Show your
hand!" were heard from every quar
ter. The doctor left the meeting with
out reply, but in a few days every
member of the heirs'-committee was
invited by him to present himself at a
certain hour of a certain day at his
Upon arrival thev wp nii0ra,i
a dimly lighted unfurnished room, in
the center of which was a gigantic
test tube similar to those, nuifh Krr.ii.
er, commonly used by experimenters.
In the tube was' what resembled a
skeleton, though it was'ratiwr m n
strip of dried eartilasre. Th . i-nii
covered with shriveled flesh, skin and
nair, was tue only feature t.hnr
gested a human being.
The tube was berrneticallv senior fin,i
occupied a space twelve feet square
by seven feet high,, inclosed in' plate
glass. A. steam pipe appeared coming
up through the floor. Dr. Carroll and
several assistants in sterilized gowns
entered the . inclosure. The tempera
ture was noted and a jet of steam
turned on. Then th& sealed end of
the tube was opened, and after a time
the cartilaginous figure besan rn na.
sume the appearance of a starved hu
man being. Soon after Dr. Carroll
removed it from the tube
it in a cushioned easy chair.
J. he figure finally onenerl its hnt
immediately closed them. Then, open
ing them again, it fixed IliPm nn th
committee. There was something so un
canny in the stare of the corpselike
uouy inar several of the committee,
unauie to stand it. left the room.
At this point Dr. Carroll asked the
patient how he felt. He opened his
lips to speak, but the only sound that
came was such as is produced by a
talking doll. It was very distressing,
and more of the committee went out.
Dr. Carroll opened the door of the
glass inclosure and aked .the commit
tee if they recognized Jonathan Stark
weather. Several, committeemen ad
mitted that they did, but didn't wish
to see any more of him, whereupon
the doctor took from his pocket a will
properly drawn, and handed it to
starkweather signed it, and it was wit-
uesseu ny tue assistants.
Such is the story whispered among
the younger experimenters at the
Starkweather institute with reference
to the withdrawal of the suit to break
the Starkweather will on payment of
$100,000 to the heirs of the $1,000,000
left fcr the Institution tw,, '
element of the story, however, that
cassis a aouot upon its truth. Nothing
is said about what became of the re
mains, dead or nliro nf S!(-ni- .t...
On Dr. Carroll's theory he might now
be walking around.- - Some say the
doctor still has. him -in the -big test
tube and is waiting for the develop
ment of other processes to bring him
back to permanent lif e. Surely the
Interests of scientific research -would
not be injured by a rank avowal of
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