The Corvallis times. (Corvallis, Or.) 1888-1909, August 12, 1903, Image 1

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Vo1.XVI.--No. 23.
Editor nd Proprietor.
We have Many Articles in our Estab
lishment that the season is just
beginning to permit you to use.
Many of them we are selling below
regular prices.
All Shirt Waists 20 to 30 percent Reduction.
All Dimities and Lawns 15 " "
AH Wove Dress Goods 10 " "
All Ladies' Shoes . 10 " "
Big Line to Select from,
ttle Do Hot Cive
to as high a standard as our desire would promote
O) us. but see that vou make no mistake in
w- - 1 ; - o .
est standard of Grocer-
ies that is the ,
. place to ' '; . ''
; . BUY;-.'.
Fresb Fruits, Fresb Uegetables,
fresh everything to be had in the market. ,. We
Ol run our delivery wagon ana our aim is
to keep what, vou want and to
please. Call and see
B fiornitig
H good bargains in stock, grain, fruit and poultry
Ranches, write for my special list, or come and
see me. . I shall take pleasure' in giving you all
the reliable information you wish, also showing
you over the country.
Real Estate, Loan, and Insurance,
; Philomath, Oregon.
Pliysielan & Surgeon
Office over- postoffice. Residence Cor.
Fifth and Jefferson streets. Hours 10 to
12 a. m., 1 to 4 p. m. - Orders may. be
left at Graham & Wortham's drug store.
Pliysician & Surgeon
- Philomath, Oregon. '
Dally Put His Head to ths Light
Which Caused Hie Hair and
Mustach to Fall off Edi
son Nearly Becomes
Blind from Effects
of the Light.
B. Holgate
Stenography and typewriting done.
Office in Burnett brick Corvallis,. Oreg
B. A. CATHEY, M. D.,
Physician and Surgeon. ' ,;
Office, Room 14, First National Bank
Bnilding, Corvallis, Or. Office Hours,
10 to 12 a. m., 2 to 4 p. m.
That I06S of sigh, cancerous dis
ease and even death may come to
him who is' continuously exposed
ta or.inexpt-i ienced in the use of Ro
entgen rays has been demonstrated
in a pitiable rr am er in the labora
tory of Thomas A. 1VU onaturange
N. J. Clarence Dally, an assist
ant to the "Wizard of Menlo park,"
has contributed an arm and a hand
to this demonstration, while Mr.
Edison himself suflvrs from the dis
turbed focus of one of his eyes
through experiments with this mys
terious light in an endeavor to find
for it some commercial utility.
The chief sufferer, Dally, who has
a wife and two boys to take care of,
is left to depend entirely upon the
generosity of Mr. Edison, in whose
interests, supplemented "by aa en
thusiastic desire to delve deeper in
that mysterious force which brings
to view obj-cts concealed in solid
matter, behas been' incapacitated
from taking up the life burdens and
duties that usually fall to man.
Thi story of Clarence Dally is
best told by Dr. W. B. Graves, one
of the leading surgeons of New Jer
sey, who was seen by a w orld rep
resentative in bis cottage on main
street. East Orange, yesterday af
ternoon; 'He says: ; .
"C'arence Dally came to me near
ly seven years ago," said Dr.
Graves, "and I wish to say in the
beginning that I regard him a mar
tyr to science.. He is so regarded
by the medical profession general
ly, for not one cent has ever been
charged him for either surgical or
medical services. He presents to
science a pitiable object-lesson i of
the dangers of inexperienced or con
tinuous experiments with .X. rays
and his sufferings have done more
to bring to professional notice a
correct knowledge of things to- be
avoided than anything else in the
history of f cientific research upon
this subject.
'Dally was a wiry chap, as bard
as nails; a little fellow, but a epeci
men of perfect manhood when he
left the United States navj, in
which he had been a chief gunner's
mate, to take up . tbe practical
study of X ray, because they fas
cinated him. When he came to me
seven year it was because his
regular pbysicim- thought he need
ed a sure on. He had been follow
ing his liobby, enthusiastically snd
had been testing tubes in the ldi
sen laboratory, exposing hims"-lf to
the forcible light with an utter dis
regard to himself.
"In the begiuning bis hair began
to fall out and his face began to
wiinkle. Then dermatatie, or in
flammation of the skin, set in, and
manifested itself in a sore cn the
back of his left hand. This was
caused, he told me by plaeing it
between tbe fluoroscope and the a-
ray tube, in order that the latter
might be thoroughly tested, or per
haps by the light falling upon his
hand as it passed-the flange of the
instrument as he held it. There
was no sensation of acute pain, only
a soreness and a numbness. ' In
other words be had used his own
person continuously to test the
tubes. He was doctored carefully
with a view to curing the skin dis
ease upon the back of his hand, but
it grew worse instead of better, all
methods of treatment failing to in
fluence it. Then attario sclerosis,
or a thickening or hardening of the
arteries set in, and this extended
even to the most minute blood ves
sel in his arm. "';
"There was no paralysis, but the
drying un of the blood vessels took
away the nourishment from the tis
sues and prevented the sore on his
left hand from healing. The right
hand was also affected, even to the
finger tips, but it. was not in so se
rious a condition as the left.
"The trouble in bis left hand fin
ally developed ; into a skin cancer,
and the whole arm, away up above
the elbow, as well into tbe biceps,
was affected.
"Two years ago this arm was am
putated. The amputation was
about three inches below the shoul
der, all, above that being healthy. ,
-I hen turned my attention to
the right arm, with a view to sav
ing it, but it began to manifest the
earner disposition as the amputated
arm, land a short time ago I took
off four of Daily's fingers, so that
now he has but one thumb on one
bandj with which to earn his liveli
hood:: It is impossible for him to
work; and be must live on the boun
ty of Mr. Edison or starve.
"Dilly's caEe has told science
that the continuous exposure of any
part of the human anatomy , to the
influence of the X-rays is deadly to
the parts so exposed. Of course it
does not interfere with the use of
the light lor medical purposes when
it is handled by experienced per
sons, bat it is not a thing to be tri-
Lions, Tigers, Hyenas, Elephants
and Reptiles Set at Liberty
Latest Report Pats Death "
List at 22 and 70 Injur
ed Three' Reptiles
Under School
fled with. Under proper care it is
of great use.
"Dally made a hobby of X-rays.
Wheri Edison set up his machines
in the Crystal Palace, Dally did
the mechanical work. And then
he put his head up in front of the
light In order that people might
look through it. - The result was
that his hair and mustache fell out.
Another sufferer from the use of
X-rays, Mr. Edison, himself, was
seen at his home in Llewellyn Park,
Orange, by a World reporter and
asked to tell the story of the experi
ment j which disabled Dally and
earner ear making Mr. Edison sight
less: 7. .
,"Dont talk to me about X-rays,"
he said. "I am afraid of them. I
stopped experimenting with them
two years ago, when 1 came near
losing my eyesight, and Dally, my
assistant, practically lost the use of
both of his arms. I am , afraid of
radium and polonium too, and I
don't want to monkey with them.
"Up to two years ago 1 was deep
ly interested in X-rays. ,1 used a
fluoroscope which I invented a
pyramidal box with one open end,
the smaller, and a larger closed end,
the covering being a chemical sheet
against which the object- 4 : be -ex-amined
is placed, the rays being fo
cussed upon it. I was making ex
neriments in a dark room that I
had constructed in one end of the
laboratory. I was looking for an
improved crystal, and there were
daily results that fascinated me
and kept my eye glued to the flu
oroscope virtually all the time.
"I used my left eye, and one day
when ! came out of tbe dark room
and closed my right eye for a mo
ment everything looked double. I
at once repaired to an oculist, who
said that my eye was something
over a fcot out of focup. It is still
imperfect, and I do not think that
it will ever be entirely well.- "
"When I noticed the effect upon
my eye I cautioned Dally. . I told
him that there was danger io the
continuous use of the tubes, but be
persisted because he was so enthu
siastic upon the subject. The only
thing that-saved my eyesight was
that I used a very weak tube, while
Dally insisted in using the most
powerful one he could find.
"The box of the fluoroscope only
partially covered .his face, so that
the light; fell upon his bsir and
made it fall out that is, what was
left of it after exposing his head to
the light in a reckless way to illus
trate its power. Part of his hand
and arm were also exposed to the
action of the light.
"I am'keeping him on the pay
roll, although be is not able to . do
any work, and I expect to take care
of him as long as be lives
"My researches. I might as well
tell you now that I have abandon
ed them- were in tbe direction of
making a fluorescent lamp. I obtain
ed results which brought me each
day neater to the object of my de
sire. 1 found a , crystal that was
fluorescing 12. 000 times, and I
thought I had my lamp. Then
came the question of practical use,
I could make the lamp all right,
but when I did so I found that it
would kill everybody who ' would
use it continuously.
"No, I do not want to know any
more about X-rays. In the hands
of experimental operators they are
a valuable adjunct to surgery, lo
cating as they do objects concealed
from view, and making, for in
stance, the operation for append!
cms almost sure. . But they are
dangerous, deadly in the hands of
the inexperienced, or even in the
nanas 01 to 3 man wno is using
them continuously for experiment.
There are two pretty good object
lessons of this fact to be found in
the Oranges. ,y
Manure to give away at the . . Brick
Durand, M ch., Aug. 7. The
country for miles around is in a fe
ver of excitement occasioned by a
fearful wreck of the two" sections of
trains this morning which were
transporting Wallace Brothers' big
circus company and menagerie.
At two o'clock this afternoon
those engaged in tbe rescue work
have recovered 19 dead and mang
led bodies of men and women, Sev
eral animals are dead in the debris,
and fully a Bcore of wild beasts es
caped from their cages and are ter
rorising uui usually ijuicii uuuiuiuu
Two fierce tigers 1 nave tnaae a
temporary home in the cemetery
hear this town, and it is believed
that three lions and a lioness are in
a barn two miles away.
House dogs are keeping up con
tiuued howling, which denotes the
presence of wild beasts. . i
Many persons -are hurrying into
the village to eeek places of safety.
Among these fugitives from their
peaceful homes are . women and
Sorrow and grief is mingled with.
abject fear in this little town today.. .
Many of those who lost their
lives were animal keepers.
The scene of tbe wreck is inde
scribable, the injured animals keep
ing up a constant turmoil.
, The death list includes all bosses.
save ope.
Reports at 2:30 o'clock place tha
death list at 22 and the injured at
Hood Kiver, Aug. 7. William1
Foss, who lives one mile from Hood
River on the east side, drank from
a jug containing poison Tuesday ,
and died in great agony a few hours
lafor - . '-.
He -was helping a neighbor spray
his apple orchardand by mistake.
it was asserted, drank the poison.
that was used to spray the trees.
It appears that the , epray that ia
used by orchardists comes in a con-T
centrated form and is put into bar
rels and diluted ready for use. Oao
of the neighbor's children brought
this poison to tbe house in a jug,
and.Foss picked it up and drank
from it, believing thni it c ntained
flF, A 1 .1 1 J . 11 J
as soon as it wj. iam-ii what "
had been done, the trau was past
aid and died. .
Durand, Mich., Aug. 7 Early
this morning the people of this
town were aroused by the continual
blowing of a locomotive whistle.
Soon there came running v into the
Richelieu Hotel two men, who told
briefly the story if a frightful train
wreck which had not long before
occurred about half a mile from the
depot. ; .
Two physicians started hurriedly
for the scene, and withiu 10 minutes
half the population of the town were
running in the direction of the ac
cident. While the streets were
practically filled with excited peo
ple, suddenly women began scream
ing and brave men hurried them to
places of safety.
The fear was occasioned by tne
appearance of four huge lions walk
ing leisurely across a field from the
railroad tracks. ,
The incident caused many to
shut themselves in their bomee,
where they still remain. Not a
child is 6een on any street.
At the place of disaster all is con
fusion. ' Eight passenger coaches are piled
into a besp, and animal cars lie
wrecked beside the tracks.
The cause of the catastrophe is
said to be due to the airbrake on
the engine of the second section,
which refused to work.
The two trains were running
from Charlotte, where the circus ex
hibited last night. They were run
in two sections, .half an hour apart.
The first section was delayed, and
was standing on the main track
near here when the second section,
running at great speed, crashed in
to it. The engineer saw the train
ahead, but the airbrakes refused to
At 2 o'clock this afternoon 19 are
reported killed and 40 injured.
Probably a score of persons injured
will not recover.
The Richelieu hotel here is being
used as a temporary hospital.
Seven of tbe rear cars of tbe first
train and the engine and two cars
of the second train, in which many
were sleeping, were piled up and
have taken fire. Many of the pas
sengers were killed while asleep.
Some of the bodies are crushed and
mangled beyond identification. ;
One big elephant and two camels
and several less valuable animals
were killed. '
' At a . late hour : this afternoon
three hyenas were seen attacking a
young calf on a farm three miles
from this place. ; Seven elephants
are grazing in a field back of the
schoolhouse here. . - '
X cage of snakes was partially
wrecked, and it was believed that
none escaped. ; Later, . however, it
developed that every one of the rep
tiles is erjoying liberty, and three
of the monsters are said to be under
the echoclhouse: . . '
Dysentery Cured without the Aid
a Doctor.
"I am just up from a hard spell
of the flux" (dyeentery) says Mr.
T A Spinner, a well-known mer
chant of Drummoued, Tenn. "I
used one small bottle of Chamber
lain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea
Remedy and was cured without
having a doctor. I consider it the
best cholera medicine in the world.
There is no need of employing a doc-
tor when this remedy is . used, for
no doctor can prescribe a better .
medicine for bowel complaint ia
a n xf Vnrm at ti ar fnr nliilf1..n n
adults. , . It never fails and is pleas
ant to take. Fr sale by Allen &
v v v v vv JLt
For Sale,
Shropshire sheep. ' ,
Poland China pigs.'
Young stock now ready for shipment.
Fat cows and heifers of the beat
breed to trade for Jersey cows, alsa
spring calves of beef breeds for sale or
One second hand 20-foot wind mill
I. L. Brooks.
For Sale.
Twelve head of large sized Purham
milch cows, 16 head two year old heifers,
one Durham bull 5 years old, Jand one
pedigreed Durham bull two years old.
Intend to close oat business; must be
Bold by Sept. 1, 1903,
J. E. Aldnch.
To the Seaside and Mountain Re
sorts for the Summer.
On and after June 1st, 1903, the South,
em Pacific in connection with the Cor
vallis & Eastern railroad will have on
sale round trip tickets . from points on
their lines to Newport, Yaquina and De
troit, at very low rates, good for , return
until October lo, K03.
Three day tickets to Newport and
Yaquina, good going Saturdays and re
turning Mondays, are also on sale from,
all Eastside points Portland to Eugene
inclusive, and from all Westside points
enabling people to visit their families
and spend Sunday at the seaside.
Season tickets from , all Eastside
points Portland to Eugene inclusive, and
from all Westside points are also on sale
to Detroit at very low rates witn scop-
over privileges at Mill City or at any
point east enabling tourists to visit the
Santiam and Breitenbush as well as the
famous Breitenbush Hot Springs lit tlie
Cascade mountains which can be reach
ed in one day
Season tickets will be good for return
from all points until October 10th. Three
day tickets will be good going on Satur
days and returning Mondays only.
Tickets from Portland and vicinity will
be good for return via the East or West
side at option of passenger. Tickets
Irom Eugene and vicinity will be good
going via the Lebanon ' Springfield
branch, if desired. Baggie on Mew
port tickets checked through to New
port; on Yaquina tickets to Yaquina
S, P. trains connect with the C. & E.
at Albany and Corvallis, for Yaquina
and Newport. Trains on the C. & E.
for Detroit leave Alhany at 7 a; m. en
abling tourists to the Hot Springs to
reach there the same day.
Fall information as to rates, time
"tables, etc can be obtained on applica
tion to Edwin Stone, manager C. & E.,
R R at Albany; W. E. Coman, G. P. A.
S P Co Portland or to any S P, or C E
agent. ... ': ' '
Rate from Corvallis to Newport $1.75.
Eate from Corvallis to Yaquina $3.25.
' Rate from Corvallis to Detroit, $3. 75.
Three days rate from. Corvallis to Ya
quina. or Newport, $2.50, ,,