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THE SUNDAY OREGONIAN. PORTLAND, SEPTEMBER 5, 1909.
BIG POSSE TAKES
Miscreants Said to Be Sur
rounded in Slaughter
House. REWARD SPURS THE HUNT
n. 4 O. OMicials Offer $25,000 for
Capture of Men Who Ditched
Limited Three of Crew Dead.
Passenger Expected to Die.
NEWCASTLE. Fa., Sept. 4. WltB
bloodhounds on the trail and a (25.000
reward offered for the apprehension
of the Fereon or persona who early to
day wrecked the Royal Blue Limited,
the fast New York-Chicago Baltimore
t Ohio Railroad flyer, railroad police,
county aeputles and local officers are
searching the viiinity -f Chewion Sld
I.i S. Wampum and :lie litt.e settlements
From Vv'ampum. a small foreign set
tlement near here, came the report at
pooa today that the train wreckers had
Wen surrounded In a slaughter-house by
railroad police, who had been led thither
Escape Is Vnlikely.
With many officers on the ground, the
men responsible for the train wrecking
ran hardiy escape. Insistent that the at
tempt to snuff out the lives of hundreds
of persons should not bo unpunished, the
railroad posted notices at the railroad
stations today offering J2.000 for Infor
mation leading to the arrest and convic
tion of the man or men Implicated In the
d'tohing of the Flyer.
The reward immediately brought from
Pittsburg and Eastern Ohio points a
score of men from private detective
Newcastle is in a fever of excitement
Congregated at the corners are groups of
the striking machinists of the Baltimore
& Ohio road and the striking employes
of the tin mills here. The men are loud
in denunciation of the parties who
wrecked the fiver, and deny allegations
that one of their number might have
been mixed up in the affair.
But One More Death Expected.
The Injured at the local hospitals are
reported to be recovering from the shock.
But one death is expected that of Mrs.
The list of casualties was augmented
by the death of K. P. Kavanaugh. chief
boiler inspector of the Baltimore & Ohio
Railroad, who died In the Newcastle Hos
pital shortly before noon.
The total.' according to the latest cal
culation, now Is three dead and IT in
jured. ROBBERY IS AVRECK MOTIVE
Express Car Carried Large Suras for
PITTSBURG. Sept. 4. The wreck "."of
train No. 5. the . Royal Blue Limited, on
the B. & O. Railroad, which occurred at
12:13 o'clock this morning, is now believed
to have been caused for the purpose of
robbing the express car, which Is known
to have contained a large sum of money
shipped from New York to Western
Two miles from Newcastle, at a
place called Chewton. Pa., the best train
on the B. A O. road suddenly ran Into
a mlspiared rail. Wreckers had re
moved two fishplates, moved the north
rail Inside, and had pulled out the spikes.
The entire train was thrown from the
track. The great speed with which it
was traveling caused all the cars and
the engine of the train to topple over on
their sides tnd slip with force over a
small embankment. Engineer John Dill
and Baggageman John Wheatcroft were
horribly crushed, death being, Instantane
ous. Of the 30 or 50 passengers hurt,
many of them are in a serious condition.
The casualty list known at this time
J. A. DILL, engineer. Chicago Junction,
aged 40 years, married.
JOHN WHEATCROFT. baggageman.
Chicago Junction, aged 38. married.
J. O. KAVANATGH. of Baltimore, chief
boiler tnspector of the B. & O.
From indications at this time It Is ap
parent that the wreck was tha work of
train-robbers, who sought the express
car valuables. The officials are Inclined
to bellvve the holdup at Lewistown. Pa.,
early Tuesday morning actuated today's
wreck. It was almost two hours after
the wreck before any reports could be
Relief trains carrying all available phy
sicians were rushed to the scene. Passen
gers were sitting around the wrecked
cars bleeding from cuts and brui?s. A
drizzling rain was falling. A train was
loaded with the most seriously Injured
and rushd to the Newcastle Hospital.
Dr. F. M. Wagner drove a mile and a
half to tha scene. He said:
"I fully expected to find 25 or more
persons dead. The heavy Pullman cars,
baggage cars, day coaches and the en
gine were lying on their sides. Passen
gers were sitting about the track, many
only clad In their night clothing. The
wreckage blocked trains both east and
west. It was hours before the physicians
could dress the injuries of the panic
stricken passengers, many of whom be
came almost crazed by their experiences!.
"The Injured were laid on the rough
rock ballast, and by the weird light of
torches and lanterns the doctors worked
liastily. Several of the Injured nearly
bled to death before the relief trains
HAXD GREXADES QCEXCH FIRE
Further Casualties Averted by the
NEWCASTLE. Pa.. Sept. 4. Follow
ing the wreck of the flyer, when the
derailed train took fire in a number of
places, survivors of the crew-quenched
the flames with hand-grenades. The
Injured were placed on the rough bal
last of the roadbed and a hrakeman
was sent back to Chewton Siding, where
the first flash of the disaster was sent
Reasons for the wreck are-few today.
The loosened fishplates and pulled
spikes, however, are mute evidence that
some one skilled In railroading Is re
sponsible for. the disaster. Secret serv
ice men on the scene refuse to divulge
the result of their Investigations
BLOODHOt'XDS PICK CP TRAIL
Trace Train-Wreckers to Edge of f
WAMPUM. Pa., Sept. 4. Bloodhounds
reached here at i oon today on the trail
of the perpetrators of the wreck of
the Royal Blue Limited. The dogs.
In charge of B. & O. ' special police.
picked uj the scent from a- sledge
hammer found near the scene of the
At the outskirts of the village the
dogs seemed momentarily at a loss
for the scent, and some time was con
sumed in picking up the trail again.
It is expected that arrests will be made
within six hours.
WRECKERS ARE RAILWAY MEX
Showed Familiarity With Train
Schedules on Road.
NEWCASTLE. Pa.. Sept. 4. Over a
hundred detectives are here tonight,
straightening out a maze of bewildering
clews that may lead to the discovery of
the person or persons responsible for the
ditching at Cheton of the Royal Blue
The consensus of opinion was ex
pressed by one of the B. & O. police
when he said: '
"The train wreckers are In the vlcln
Ity of Newcastle. They have not at
tempted to flee, nor will they."
It is generally believed that the work
was either that of experienced railway
men or of persons familiar with the op
eration ' of the railway and its train
All of the Injured at the local hospitals
will recover. Seventeen persons are be
ing cared for at the railway company's
Late today J-H.000 was deposited at a
local bank by railway secret service men
to the credit of Henry Millard, of La
Farge. Wis., who lies Injured at the
Bhehango Sanitarium. Millard carried
a grip containing this amount In nego
tiable papers and had placed the satchel
under a seat in the day coach. When
the train was ditched the satchel was
lost, but it was recovered later by rail
VANCOUVER ECCEXTRIC IX
SISTS IT WAS ACCIDENT.
L. I). Seal, of Vancouver, Found
AVith Wound Near Heart, and
Shotgun Propped on Box.
VANCOUVER. Wash., Sept. 4. (Spe
cial.) With a ghastly wound near his
heart, and with a shotgun arranged In a
manner which leads the police to believe
It a case of suicide. IS. D. Seal, a well
known local character, was found dying
In his yard back of his shoe shop a few
minutes before 9 o'clock this morning.
Seal protested with his dying breath
that It was all an accident, and recovered
sufficiently to give the address of his
wife in San Diego in order that she might
be notified of his death. Seal was hur
ried to St. Joseph's Hospital where he
died two hours after the accident.
When found. Seal was suffering In
tensely. . Asked how he had shot him
self, he gasped. "Oh. I Intended to go
hunting tomorrow, but I can't go now."
This he repeated several times and then
he said that he was cleaning the gun
and It was accidentally discharged and
that he did not know it was loaded.
Tied to the limb of the cherry tree un
der which Seal was found was a small
stick, part of a ramrod. One end of
the stick was Inserted In one of the bar
rels of the double-barreled shotgun. Back
of the tree were some boxes and the
stock of the gun may have been placed
against these and rested on them and the
string tied to the ramrod. Inserted In
the gun barrel, and to the limb above to
hold up the other end of the gun. The
gun was a breech loader.
Seal, who was 47 years old, was mar
ried to his present wife about six years
ago. He served five years in the 19th
Infantry in Texas and five years in the
14th Infantry, with which latter Infantry
he came to Vancouver. After his dis
charge from the Army he entered the
shoe business In Vancouver.
Being erratic at times, especially when
he had been drinking, he caused much
uneasiness by threatening to shoot differ
Two years ago he broke out of the City
Jail one Sunday, where he had been In
carcerated on account of drunkenness,
and went to his house next his shoe
store, where, sitting on the upper veran
dah of the house, for hours defied the
whole police force with a shotgun across
ASHTON WHS PIERCE
BECOMES TACOMA'S CANDIDATE
Plurality 700 Over Li nek Davis and
Judge Coiner, AVhose Vote
TACOMA. Wash., Sept. 4. (Special.)
With three precincts Puyallup, Carbon
ado and Sumner yet to be heard from.
General J. M. Ash-ton at midnight was so
far in the lead that his selection as
Pierce County's candidate for Congress,
to succeed the late Congressman, Francis
W. Cushman, is assured. His plurality
in the primary will be over "00. the miss
ing precincts being favorable to bis can
didacy. The vote on the three leading candi
dates at midnight was:
General J. M. Ashton 1502
Linck Davis 637
Judge B. W. Coiner 614
General Ashton Is a well-known Ta
coma attorney, has been prominent in
National Guard circles, from where he
secures his title, and has been prominent
In state politics for years.
COUGAR SLAIN WITH ROCK
Montana Rancher Kills Big Beast
That Attacked His Dogs'.
PHILLIPSBURG. Mont, Sept. 4.
(Special.) Alex Peterson, a Rock Creek
rancher, yesterday killed with rocks
a mountain lion that measured nearly
five feet. Peterson was riding horse
back with his three dogs, when the ani
mal leaped from the timber and bore
down one of the canines. The other
dogs began parking and, while the
lion's attention was distracted, Peterson
hurled a rock, striking the animal on
the head and dazing the beast so that
he could pound It to death with a
CANADIANS GIVEN PRAISE
Governor Deneen Pleased at Coun
try's Progress. ,
VANCOUVER. B. C, SV?pt. 4. Charles
S. Deneen. of Illinois, accompanied by his
17-year-old son. Ashley, left by steamer
today for Seattle. In an Interview he
"As an American. I am glad to see the
progress of Western Canada. Our people
are flocking across the boundary In thou
sands, and I have not yet met one who
admitted that he had made a mistake.
We are sending you our very best men
and women, the Westerners who under
stand the conditions In prairie regions
much better than foielgutrs.
ADVANCE 111 PRICE
OF LOGS PLANNED
Dealers Believe Conditions Will
" "Warrant Higher Scale
SPIRITED MEETING HELD
Situation Is Thoroughly Reviewed
at Session of Columbia Asso
elation Held in Commer
Despite the reduction of the tariff on
lumber, the members of the Columbia
River Loggers' Association yesterday de
clared their intention of raising the price
on logs in the Fall, as soon as the busi
ness picks up again. At a spirited meet
ing held yesterday afternoon in the con
vention hall of the Commercial Club, the
logging situation was discussed minutely
by the loggers and all expressed a belief
that the business would pick up in a few
months to warrant a price advance.
A definite resolution to raise the price
of logs was recently passed by the Wash
ington Log Brokers' Company, with head
quarters in Seattle. This company handles
the sale of at least 70 per cent of the
logs on Puget Sound.
President Brix. of the- Columbia River
Loggers' Association, said last night that
the Columbia River Company was work
ing toward united action with the Seattle
organization and further said:
Will Handle Entire Supply.
"We expect to be able ourselves to
handle the sale of all the logs on the Co
lumbia River and its tributaries. We are
now working toward the perfection of a
scheme which will give us the power of
marketing all the logs and thus give us a
chance to fix the price. While I expect
an Increase in the prices by the members
of the association, I do not think it can
be encompassed within the next 30 days,
but then some definite action may be ex
pected?' H. C. Clair, a member of the commit
tees of publicity and general Information,
"The loggers feel that their business
will partake In the general prosperity
very soon and hope to make up somewhat
for the two years of dull business Just
passed through. Everything the loggers
buy. such as mill supplies, have advanced
In price and the expectation is that It will
be necessary to raise the price of lumber
and logs this Fall.
"If business picks up so that the mills
will run nights, as well as days, it will
be necessary for all the logging camps to
run full time and with a full crew to
supply the demand. Many of the larger
camps are now starting with a half force,
owing to the" light demand for lumber,
but this condition Is not expected to be
Members Are All Hopeful.
This statement by Mr. Clair reflects the
general opinion of the members In at
tendance at the meeting. All expressed
a feeling that the market would soon be
buoyant. It was shown that at present
there Is a normal supply of logs on hand,
but that the great majority are not avail
able at present on account of low water
in the creeks. When the Fall rains start
In the entire supply will soon be available.
It was shown that about one-half the
supply is In the hands of four concerns,
these being the Lewis River Logging
Company, the Shevlin Logging Company,
the Cowlitz County Logging Company and
the Clark County Timber Company.
All the loggers present expressed much
alarm on account of the extreme hot
weather and strong east winds that have
been prevailing and the fear was stated
that if this weather continues immense
quantities of standing timber may be de
stroyed by fire. Several of the loggers
stated that if they had not already
started operations they would not do so
at this time. All work has been cur
tailed by small fires, which have broken
out and which take both time and men
to extinguish. Locomotives burning wood
and coal operating through the timber,
donkey engines and carelessness were
given as the chief causes of these fires.
At the meeting yesterday a plan was
proposed to organize an Independent log
scaling and grading bureau, half owned
by the millmen and half by the loggers,
to standardize the method of scaling and
grading logs so as to exclude the old
method of changing the scale every time
tha price changed. A draft of the articles
of incorporation as proposed will have to
be passed upon by both the loggers and
the millmen before nnal action, rso aen
nite action relative to this was taken
DENMARK HONORS DR. COOK
(Continued From First Page.)
Cook's character and former achieve
ments. Only after consulting them con
fidentially and receiving the fullest pro
nouncement of their belief in the1 gen
uineness of his feat did the Danish gov
ernment by today's reception give its offi
cial seal to Dr. Cook's good faith.
The banquet this evening was held in
the magnificent municipal building. Four
hundred persons, many of them ladles,
attended, while thousands congregated In
the streets In a drenching rain to catch
sight of the explorer when he entered.
There was a preliminary reception In
the lofty and spacious entrance hall. The
company marched up stairs to the air of
'The Star-Spangled Banner." After ait
had been seated the Minister of Com
merce, Johansen, escorted Dr. Cook to
the chair of honor amid a demonstra
tion that caused him to color deeply.
Minister Egan sat at Dr. Cook's right,
with the Mayor of Copenhagen and Miss
Egan beyond. Mrs. Gemel, a wealthy
Copenhagen lady, who has contributed
extensively to Arctic exploration and has
been closely Identified with It. was at
the chairman's left. The menu, bore a
lithograph of the crown Prince greeting
Dr. Cook and a map of the Arctic Circle,
giving Dr. Cook's route and a facsimile
of his autograph, with the date, which
was a reproduction of a souvenir he gave
Speeches Teem With Praises.
The speeches teemed with compliments
to Dr. Cook. The Mayor of Copenhagen
said that a name was once more enrolled
among the great explorers. MiniBter Egan
briefly proposed a toast to the King of
Denmark, and the corporation- president,
in proposing a toast to the President of
the United States, spoke of the pride that
must be felt by the Nation that could
boast that it was her son who first plant
ed the flag where no human being had
ever before set foot.
The Minister of Commerce. In proposing
the health of Dr. Cook, paid a warm
tribute to "his noble deed." He thanked
him for spending a little time in Den
mark and said that the privations of the
explorer were appreciated most by the
men of Denmark there tonight, whose
names are written with honor on the ice
rocks of Denmark's northern colony.
When the nation was first thrilled by
the news of Cook's exploit, he said, he
ust confess there was some skepticism
but, as it was confirmed, he hoped that
Dr. Cook would try for the South Pole
with the same success.
When the Minister raised his glass
to "Our Noble Guest" there were nine
Commodore Hovgaard spoke from the
standpoint of an expert explorer and
commended Cook's methods.
Dr. Cook replied briefly, saying:
Gives Credit to Eskimo and Dogs.
"I thank you very much for the warm
and eloquent words, but I am unable
to express myself properly. It was a
rather hard day for me, but I never
enjoyed a day better. The Danes have
taken no active part in polar explora
tions, but they have been of much Im
portance as -silent partners In almost
all Arctic expenditions in recent years.
The most Important factor in my ex
pedition was the Eskimo and doe- world,
and I cannot be too thankful to the
Danes for the care of the Eskimo and
know they have instituted a "mission
at Cape York.
"Had I not met with the right Eski
mo and the right dogs and the right
provisions, I 'could never have reached
the pole. I owe much to the Danish
nation for my success."
A telegram was-read conveying the
congratulations of the King of Sweden
"for a brilliant deed, of which American
people may be rightly proud."
Toasts to Eskimo.
Toasts to Mrs. Cook and to the
Eskimo of the party were drunk. Two
hundred students In uniform marched
tn when the company returned to
Grand Hall and gave Dr. Cook a rous
ing cheer. They insisted upon a
speech and sang songs.
A noteworthy feature of the banquet
after Dr. Cook's acceptance in the
morning was that the applications for
seats reached into the thousands.
The famous explorer, Sverdrup ar
rived here tonight from Christiana to
greet Dr. Cook. He said to a corre
spondent: "I have no doubt whatever that Dr.
Cook reached the pole. He could not
have had a better equipment than
Eskimo and Eskimo dogs."
JAP NAVY FALLS BEHIND
COUNCILLOR ASKS FOR
War Estimate Cut, but Increased
Sum Will Be Used for
VICTORIA, B. C. Sept- 4. According
to advices brought by the steamer
Cyclops, which reached port today from
Yokohama, an agitation is prevailing for
a large Increase of the Japanese navy.
Mr. Yamakawa, Councillor of the Navy
Department,' stated that Japan must
build and quickly 16 Dreadnoughts. Ha
"At present the naval power of a coun
try Is calculated on the basis of battle
ships of the Dreadnought type It pos
sesses, and if Japan were to imitate the
policy of the British navy half of her
present warships would be withdrawn
While other nations are building Dread
noughts, Japan has only one ship of that
type, the Satsuma, a vessel inferior to the
Dreadnought type, and two new battle
ships under construction. The naval
rivalry and progress of the Orient will
compel Japan to have at least 15 ships
of the Dreadnought type."
The Toklo Yamato reports that the War
Department's estimate for next year will
provide for the expenditure of $40,000,000,
a decrease of over J2,500.000 from this year.
An increased appropriation is provided
for building forts in Tokio Bay, and for
study of balloons and aeroplanes.
CRUELTY IS CHARGED
MRS. JOHNSTON M'CULLEY SUES
Husband, Who 19 Accused of Beating
Her and Eloping AVith Another,
to Make No Contest.
OREGON CITY, Or., Sept. 4. (Spe
cial.) Johnson McCulley, a well known
newspaper man of Portland, was made
the defendant in a suit for divorce
that was filed in the Clackamas Couoty
Circuit Court today by Zylpha McCul
ley, whose maiden name was Harper.
Attorneys Gus C. Moser and John C.
McCue appear for Mrs. McCulley, who
was married In Peoria, 111.
McCulley came up from Portland to
day and accepted service of summons
and will not fight the case. Mrs. Mc
Culley says her husband treated her
cruelly, calling her vile names and
striking her while they were living in
Portland last year. She was obliged
to leave him January 13, 1909, and has
since 1een compelled to earn her own
McCulley attained some notoriety less
than a year ago by eloping with a woman
who afterwards threw him over. His
wife then refused to take him back.
STEEL VIADUCT FINISHED
Trains in Vancouver Now Use New
VANCOUVER. Wash., Sept. 4. (Spe
cial.) The Cliffs-Portland local on the
Spokane. . Portland &- Seattle Railway
last night was the first train to go over
the new steel arches that have been
built across Main and Washington streets
by the North Bank road. These steel
arches will take the place of the old
wooden trestle which has been in use
by the S. P. & S. ever since the line
was opened. The wooden trestle will be
torn 'down at once.
The rails of the new .track across the
steel arches were laid on ties that were
placed on gravel that was 18 Inches deep.
DIETHORN ADMITS GUILT
Financial Secretary of Eagles Con
fesses to Theft.
SEATTLE. Sept. 4. John F. Diet
horn, late financial secretary of St.
Paul, Minn., Aerie No. 33. Fraternal
Order of Eagles, who was arrested here
yesterday as an embezzler from the
lodge, and who .denied that he was the
man wanted, confessed his Identity
A formal charge of embezzling $200
was placed against him. The sum taken
is said to be many times that amount.
Dlethorn says his wife and children
are living in Illinois. A St. Paul wom
an with whom he had been living here
called at the Jail today to see him.
Sailor on Nome City Dies.
ASTORIA, Or.. Sept. 4. (Special.)
Ole Heller, a member of the crew of
the steam schooner Nome City, died at
the hospital today of stomach trouble.
Very little Is known of the man ex
cepting that he Is a native of Norway,
29 years of age and unmarried.
FIGHT IS STOPPED
Sheriff Checks Mill and Rough
OFFICER SHOOTS AT FAN
Ringleader in Trouble Escapes,
However, Pursued by Bullets,
and Money Paid by Disgusted
Patrons Is Then Returned-
HILLSBORO, Or., Sept. 4. (Spelcal.)
Sheriff. Hancock stopped the Sealer
Evans fight here tonight, in the fourth
round, and on the advice of Mayor Con
nell. the management refunded the gate
receipts to the 300 fight fans.
Just before the men stepped Into the
ring. Referee Jack King announced that
the contest would be a ten-round sparring
exhibition, and not a prizefight, but in
the fourth round. Scaler began to punish
his opponent severely, and Sheriff Han
cock insisted the affair must coma to an
Immediately there was a clamor from
the 200 fight fans gathered in the theater
to have their money refunded. While this
matter was under discussion, an enthu
siastic fight fan from Portland started to
raise a rough house. He bolted for the
door when Sheriff Hancock pushed his
way into the throng, and escaped across
a vacant lot to an Oregon Electric car.
The officer sent several bullets after the
fugitive, but they are not believed to
have reached their mark.
Bob Evans, the San Francisco boxer,
proved the more clever of the fighters,
but he was an easy mark for the vicious
blows delivered by Kid Scaler, of Spo
kane, who pursues a Battling Nelson
method In the ring. It was evident that
Scaler could have floored his man with
ease had he not been restrained by the
Both men weighed in at ISO pounds.
VALUE OF TUBERCULIN
Pharmacist Says It Cures White
Plague in Cattle and Humans.
PORTLAND. Sept. 8. (To the Editor.)
Permit a stranger within your gates to
correct a wrong Impression made by a cor
respondent in today's Oregonlan. I refer to
a communication which severely criticizes
the use of Koch's tuberculin as a test for
tuberculosis In cattle. Ths criticism appears
to be prompted by want of Information on
the part of the correspondent.
It is "assumed that actual germs of
tuberculosis are Injected into the veins of
the cattle as a test, thus begetting tuber
culosis in the living animal. Therein lies the
error. Koch's tuberculin does not contain
tuberculosis germs. It Is an extract made
from a culture ot the germs and from which
all of the germs have been Altered. It no
more contains live germs capable of re
production, than beef soup contains a live
steer. Hence, the Injection of tuberculin
Into a cow's veins cannot produce tubercu
losis In the cow. I do not know where the
correspondent obtained the Information as
to the Introduction of the dUease into J. P.
Morgan's herd by the use of tuberculin. I
doubt its truth. It is probably the careless
statement of some prejudiced enemy of
scientific methods. But even ir it were true
that some careless veterinary in the use of
a new remedy, and falling to fully under
stand Its use. did not succeed, is it suffiolent
reason to condemn the whole theory? Oust
as logically refuse to even ride on a steamer
from Portland to Alaska because the steam
went down, and ignore the fact of hun
dreds of safe voyages made every day.
Appreciating the wide circulation and
Influence of The Oregonlan. I should like
to emlaln the theory of the use of tuber
culin. I believe it is destined to stamp out
tuberculosis In all domestic animals, and
not at all unlikely in man also.
When an animal receives an injury of
any kind, either Internal or external, to
that spot Immediately rushes an extra sup
ply of blood, of which the red corpuscles
do the repairing and the white corpuscles
repel any invading germs or destroy them
by eating them up. These white corpuscles
are the scavengers of the system. It is their
duty to eat up or destroy all foreign germs.
When an animal contracts tuberculosis
or any other germ disease, there negins
this battle between the white corpuscles and
the Invading germs. It the white corpuscles
win, the animal survives. If the Invading
germs win, the animal dies. Now, Nature
must receive some official notice of the in
vasion of the foreign enemy. The latter
Itself does this. If a man is shut up in &
closed room he soon uses up the oxygen and
charges the air with carbon dioxide. If the
carbon dioxide could, be removed without
any access of oxygen, animation would
be suspended, but the man would not die.
But the poisonous carbon dioxide he secret
ed would kill him, if left In the closed
Now, the notice to Nature to send out a
supply of extra white corpuscles to light
the enemy, comes through the offal of the
tuberculosis germ, a toxin, as it Is called,
corresponding roughly to the carbon diox
ide of the man's lungs. This gets promptly
into the circulation, carried all through the
system and at once stimulates the produc
tion of new white corpuscles.
Tuberculin is the toxic offal, or secsetlon
of the tubercular germ, sounding a loud.
Insistent call to the system to come to
the rescue. If the animal has the disease,
then begins the battle, hence the reaction
or "fever" as It Is called. If there be no
tuberculosis present, there is no battle and
no fever or reaction. There is no more dan
ger of begetting tuberculosis by the use of
tuberculin, than there would be of growing
feathers by feeding soup to chickens.
Let me go still a little further. There la
strong reason to believe that In the near
future tuberculin will be used as a real
cure for consumption In the human. It is
being used to a limited extent now by a
few men especially trained in Its use. These
men. fearful of being misunderstood and of
the lamentable results of premature an
nouncement, are going Quietly about their
work, securing experience and getting on
firm ground. Some of them, physicians of
the highest standing, are now willing to
admit marked benefits from Its careful use.
and some actual cures. But beware of the
charlatan and quack. A. N. PEASE,
Member of Nebraska Pharmacy Board and
of the American Pharmaceutical Associa
tion. ARTILLERY OFF TO FORT
First Company, O. N. G., to Join
Regulars at Stevens.
ASTORIA. Or.. Sept 4. (Special.) On
Monday morning the members of First
Company, Coast Artillery Corps, O. N. G.,
will leave for Fort Stevens on their an
nual encampment of ten days. While
there the local company will camp with
the 160th Company of Regulars and will
participate with it In the drills, with the
10-inch guns and in operating the search
lights. During the last few days of the
encampment war-time maneuvers will be
engaged In and a "hostile" fleet will at
tempt to enter the river without being
SUICIDE ATTEMPT FAILS
I'outh Drinks Poison After Plan
ning to Shoot Self.
Unconscious and breathing heavily, as
if drugged, a 22-callber revolver at his
side, Walter S. Abbott, a well-dressed
youth, was found at Eleventh and Jef
ferson streets last midnight by W. W.
Foss, who lives near by. Revived at the
police station, Abbott stated he had been
waylaid by highwaymen, who drugged
him, but search of his room at the Per-
kins Hotel revealed the fact that he had
laid plans to end his life. He is held in
Jail on a charge of carrying concealed
weapons and will be haled before Police
Judge Bennett tomorrow morning.
Abbott Is believed to be a recent ar
rival from Pennsylvania, where hia peo
ple evidently reside. In his room at
the Perkins the police found his grips
carefully packed, each bearing a card
marked "Send to W. S. Abbott, 615 Con
verse avenue, McKeesport, Pa." Search
of his room also revealed) a card with the
message, "Telegraph to father at Mc
Keesport, Pa." A box of 22-caliber cart
ridges was also discovered.
The police believe the youth intended
to end his ''fe with the pistol and, his
courage f ng. hp took poison, but
Whatever they may be, if possible to relieve.
help or cure by any device or appliance, we
have it State the case and we send booklet
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QUEEN AIDS STARVING MAN
Destitute Workman Faints as Al
phonse's Mother Is Passing.
. SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain. Sept. 4. A
destitute workman dropped fainting in
the street today from sheer starvation
Just as the Queen-Mother was passing.
Stopping her carriage the Queen-Mother
assisted the workman, giving him all th
money In her pockethook.