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"I think tlmt to htm who makes tho
'imivery of n cur for cancor a
s"itno should ho erected In every capi
tal ol tho world." So wrote King Ed
wnrd of England, In 1'jOI, and doubt,
k'ba now Emperor William of Ger
many would ndd IiIh heaity pceond to
Ihlb statement. The royal households
ol both countries have been thrown
Into tear that the head might bo dis
torted to bo allllcled with Hint dis
ease. And It may ho that foiuo scientist
will come forward before Ions us a
Just claimant for this statue.
Since 1702 hundreds of earnest and
devoted men havo been giving their
lives to a study of tho disease In the
hope that this study may bring forth
tho cure. Up to the present time they
havo not succeeded, desplto tho fact
that many thousands of rases havo
been dealt with. By tho use of elec
tricity, howcer, it Is hoped to accom
plish In tho next few yenrs what the
last two centuries havo not been able
With grim persistency the doctors
work at their experiments, not dis
mayed by fallme, and electricity now
plays a prominent part in the work of
alleviating suffering from tho disease.
Tho history of tho electrical treat
ment of caucer dntes bnck but a short
It was found that for various skin
diseases, such as ringworm, ulcers
and lupus, tho X rays were highly
beneficial, so it was determined to
conduct a long series of experiments
with not only tho X rays but tho Fin
ben light, and a high frequency vol
tage of 120,000 as well.
These aro now In progress. In
discreet announcements have cruelly
raised falso hopes in the hearts of
the dying ere now, so too much must
not be expccteJ from the July report
of tho caucer research committee.
The eminent specialists concerned
havo strained every nerve to get re
sults. But In an official report Is fonnd one
hopeful sentence: "No honest re
search can bo carried out for long
without tho socurlng of some now
Tho laboratories arc under the direc
tion of Alex. Foulerton, F. It. C. S.,
and are oqulppod with tho latest mar
vels of electrical science.
During tho high frequency treatment
the patient sits In an ordinary chair
and s glass tube is held to the affected
part by tho physician. Tho glass tubo
Is the medium by which 120,000 volts
ire convxjTJ-o.'hp patient. Strangely
iiottgh 120.000 volts", wfienyhe-tiTte--hf
held an Inch away from th hand, hurt
the patient, but when the glass tubo
is held next tho flesh nothing whatever
is felt. Sometimes the current Js giv
en through sheets of lead placed over
tho cancerous surface.
The body of a patient undergoing
high frequency treatment becomes,
under certain conditions, charged with
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Pick Responsible Jurors.
Judges Rechtel and Shay of Potts
JHo, Pa., havo become tired of tho
unique In somo enses oven absurd
verdicts relumed by Juries In tho
Schuylkill county court. With a
view ot preventing further mis
carriages of Justice, they havo
Jcined with tho Jury commission
ors In selecting names to bo put In the
wheel for next year. Two thousand
citizens aro selected for Jury duty,
and tho Judges plckod out nearly 700
names, selecting only thoso who in
their best Judgment aro likely to see
that exact Justice Is done In all cases.
Honey a Valuable Food.
Honey is a valuable medicine and
has many uaos. It Is excellent in
most lung and throat affections, and Js
often used with great benefit In place
of cod liver oil. Occasionally thoro Is
t person with whom it does not agree,
but most peoplo can learn to uso it
with beneficial results, Children who
y.nvo" natural appetites generally pre
icr It to butter. Honey is a laxative
end sedative, and in diseases, of the
bladder and kidneys It 1b an excellent
a tremendous amount of electric fluid.
A knucklo brought near tho coat
sleevo results iu a brilliant spark.
The patient's boots will burst Into
a forest of waving purplo flames if a
hrnd be held near It. A Geislcr glass
ti'bo glows with a soft green and vio
let radlauco when held a foot or so
from tho body. Tho sensation of hold
ing tho open palms in proximity to
the "charged" person can best bo
realized as resembling tho heat given
forth from a glowing flro with mild
electric shocks taking the place of
Tho Fluson light Is an arc light of
1,000 candle power, given through a
lens. This is placed as near the
wound as the specialists deem neces
sary. X rays havo undoubtedly checked
the growth of cancer, and pain has
been alleviated. Say the patient Is
suffering from a growth In tho face,
lie enters a dark room, sits In a chair,
tho physician manipulates for a mo
ment or two a cotiplo of long pointers,
there is a crackling sound as tho con
mcW& ,s niade, continuous stream of
elect rlciTrK1s romne joint
to tho other, a switch" is jerked, and
suddenly a largo and powerful green
light shines within an inch or so of
the sufferer's face.
It Is then seen that the green light
Is suspended from a tripod in tho cen
ter of tho room. This Is connected by
In tho Philippines the use of to
bacco la universal. Tho native child
acquiros tho tobacco habit as soon as
It Is able to walk. In tho northern
provinces especially it Is no uncom
mon sight to see a child five or six
years old puffing vigorously at a big
cigar. The women smoko fully as
much as tho men, and commonly
smoke cigars where tho men use
cigarettes. In ,the northern parts of
Luzon immenso cigars, often a couplo
ot feet long and as thick as tho wrist,
are used. Such a cigar Is suspended
from a rafter of the house by a
string, and smoked during the day by.
an too members of tlft family as de
Told by the Teeth.
Tito best teeth aro those that are
even and not too small, but. rather
regular and of a crpamy whiteness.
Blue-whlto teeth denote weak mental
powers, and teeth that aro very dark
usually tell of a poor stato of physi
cal health. But tho crenm-whlto teeth
of medium size, set regularly In tho
mouth in a nlco oven row, are tho
best teeth of all to have,
wires with the battery at tho eld
Tho patient docs not flinch, but fron
tho smile of satisfaction on the doo
tor's face It Is evident that the 31
rays aro doing good work.
Quito recently a cablegram front
Australia announced the glad tldlngi
that a case of cancer In Queensland
had beon cured by the use of molasses,
Whether this report Is true or not
remains to be proved. However, th
Middlesex hospital authorities, who
aro tho pioneers of cancer research
in Great Britain, have accepted tha
offer of somo molasses for experi
Disposing of London's Sewage.
Tho avcrago Londoner is probablj
unawaro that nearly 500 miles of sew
ers aro situated beneath his feet, and
this includes only tho largo sowers,
several of them so large that a num
ber of boats could float down them
abreast, says a British paper. . And
somo idea of the enormous cost ot
draining London may be gathered
from tho fact that tho drainage work
and machinery alone cost $40,000,-
(100. -f- V
A thousand men aro employed all
the year round In keeping London
properly drained, and the stupendous
total of 1,000,000,000 tons of sowago ia
chemically treated every 12 months
and taken away in sludge vessels to
Not Ready for That.
Once upon a tlmo there was a spend
thrift of tho name of Jones, who solil
oquized In this wise:
"What a fool I havo been I If I had
all the money, for Instance, that I have
spent for beer and cigars I could have
a good bank account instead of being
on my uppers and trylngUo borrow
money irom my friends. iWh I had
Some one tourhmi iiU aiW
Ho turned, and thbrt atobdihl fat
godmother. , J.
she said, "on one condition that you
never touch beor or tobacco again, in
any form, so long as you live."
Jones hesitated and was lost,
"I don't want it bad enough for
that," ho said. ,
Vandalism in Berlin.
Another act of vandalism is report
ed In Borlln. Tho statue of Chodo
wieckl, tho famous painter of eigh
teenth century Gorman, In the old
museum, has been mutilated. A por
tion of tho marblo was bored through
and then broken, In 1894 other stat
ues were Injured In the same place.
ipoffor or COL0I
The cruiser Atlanta, which has been
searching tho Atlantic coast of Co
lombia for a camp which Colombian
troops wore reported to havo formed,
found tho camp near tho mouth of tho
'Atrato river, In tho Gulf of Darlen,
and encountered hostility on the part
NEAR WAR IN ISTHMUS.
Colombians Resent Action of
Tho following dispatch, dated Dec.
17, has been rccolved by tho state de
partment at Washington from Colon,
The United States crulBcr Atlanta,
Commander Wllliatn H. Turner, ie
turned here last night from the Gulf
or Darlen. She discovered on Dec. 15
a detachment of Colombian troops
numbering apparently about 500 men,
but according to their statements, to
taling 1,500 or 2,000 men, at Tltumntl,
on the western side of tho gulf. Just
north of tho mouth of the Atrato
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ashore an otlicer, who conversed with
tho Colombian commander. Tho latter
protested energetically agaiiiBt tho
presence of American warships in Co
lombian waters, as war between Co
lombia and the United States had not
been declared, and he politely request
ed the Atlanta to Icavo tho gulf, bo
cause it belonged to Colombia. Com
mander Turner ignored the request
and tho Atlanta returned to Colon to
report to Rear-Admiral Coghlan.
I It Is clear that tho Colombians aro
busy fortifying and strengthening
their position. Although they treated
tho Americans courteously, they de
cidedly resented the presence of the
Atlanta's landing party. Tho Colom
bian force was composed partly of
the men landed recently at tho Atra
to river by tho Colombian cruisers
Cartagena and General Pinzon.
j Early In the morning of Dec. 15 the
Atlanta slghtod a small schooner in
ttho center of the Gulf of Darlen and
lollowed her to tho western shore,
where the schooner attempted to hldo
behind an Islet. Lieut. Harlan P. Per
.rill of tho Atlanta was ordered to
board her and thereupon a whsloboat
Jwas lowered and pulled toward the
schooner. It was found that tho
'schooner had on board 100 armed Co
lombian soldiers, commandod by Gon.
Rafael Novo, who said Gen. Daniel Or
,tlz, commandor-iuchlef of tho Colom
bian forces of the Atlantic and tlm
'Pacific, had a Jarge camp a mile away
on tho mainland.
, Gen. Novo requested Lieut. Porrlll
to land and confer with Gen. Ortiz.
After temporarily returning to the At
lanta, Llout. Perrlll went back to tho
schooner, which, in the meantime, had
,'takon pp a position off the beach with
fh a small bay. Great excitement pre
vailed among tho Colombians on the
twhaleboat's approach. There were re
peated cries of "Viva Colombia!" and
jth'ere was a "sudden concentration ot
nl50 Colombian soldiers on the beach.
jFor somo moments the situation ap
Jpeared dangerous and had the appear
ance of ambuscade,
j Gen. Ortiz appeared on tho beach
when Lieut. Perrlll went ashore, tho
iwhalebi at In the meanwhile lying
closo to tho boach. Ho Insisted that
Lieut. Perrlll hhould lly tho Colombi
an flag at tho bow of tho whaloboat,
'or lower tho American flaip at her
stern, becauso she was In Colombian
'.waters. Llout. Perrlll replied that ho
tdld not havo a Colombian flag nnd he
'refused to lower the stars aud stripes.
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of the Colombian commander, which
for a time had tho nppearanco of an
impending attack on tho Atlanta's
landing party. Five hundred Colombi
an troops wero found on the const,
and a camp containing 1,000 moro has
been established a short dlbtance in
Gen. Ortiz did not insist upon his so
doing, but he protested In writing
against the presence of tho Americans
Iu Colombian waters. Lieut. Perrlll
accepted the protest and conveyed It
to Commander Turner, who handed It
to Rear Admiral Coghlan on his ar
During tho conference with tho Co
lombians ushoro Lieut. Perrlll wan
surrounded by Gen. Ortiz' staff, while
Inland a few paces there was a semi
circle of armed sentinels. Tho beach
in both directions was nlso lined by
sentinels. Gen. Ortiz did not permit
Lieut. Perrlll to leave tho point of tho
bench where he landed. Whllo Perrlll
was awaltlnu tho Colombian 'iio'est
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Kdwnrd 1). Munwarlng.
commanding the marine guard of tho
Atlanta, rowed up In a cuttor for thoH
purpose of communicating with Lieut
Pcrrill aud to gain certain military in
formation. Lieut. Manwarlng went
anhoro aud tho cutter Jolucd the
whalcboat oft the beach.
Lieut. Perrlll returned to tho At
lanta at 3 o'clock In the afternoon.
Llout. Manwarlng, before returning,
pulled in the cutter along the coast,
obscrvlog the Colombians' camp.
Later In the day Gen. Ortiz requested
tho Atlanta to lravo. Tho Colombian
camp appeared to bo permanent, was
well provisioned and probably des
tined to bo used as u baso of opera
tions. Gen. Ortiz and others freely
expressed the determination of Co
lombia to light to tho bitter end In
case Gen. Reyes' visit to Washington
Is not successful and Panama is not
returned to Colombia.
AMERICANS ORDERED TO LEAVE.
Expelled from the Darlen District by
Serious trouble Is reported In tho
Darlen district. The Americans havo
been given notice by tho Colombians
to leave in twenty-four hours.
News was brought to Panama by
the steamer Martinique from Savanll
la that Two battalions of Colombian
troops have left Snvanllla for Qui
dedo. A passenger on tho Martinique de
clares there is a growing feeling on
tho part of tho peoplo of tho depart
ment or Bolivar to accept the situation
on the Isthmus.
It Is reported that President Marro
quln recently sent this cablegram to
Gen. Reyes at Washington: "Any
negotiations which do not look to the
rc-cstablishment of the Integrity of
Colombia will not be agreeable."
Gen. Reyes Is said to have- replied:
"All aggression against Panama will
bo disastrous for Colombia. I will un
dertake further negotiations,"
Tho ceremony of blessing the flag
ot tho new republic was performed In
alio open air Dec. 20, on tho plaza
fronting tho barracks. A mass was
said by tho regimental chaplain. Tho
soldiers surrounded Gon. Obarrio, who
mndo a short speech, after which tho
Roldlcrs, pollcomon and firemen sworo
fidelity to tho flng and to tho republic.
Three hundred nnd eighty marines
aro now nt Empire station on tho
Panama railroad, under tho command
ot Major John A. Lejeuno, They oc-
land. Tho Colombians arfJ'
log and building r''JrtatlonB, nnd,
uioro 'is mww.to utllovo they, -wero
engaged In making a road to Pannina
for the purpose of attacking tho n;w
republic when Gon. n5yc reportu hlu
tulluro In Washington.
cupy fourteen osteetory houses helojifc
lug to the canaT company. k
The Darian District 1
The Dnrlen district is on Iho.Jfi
custern sldo ot the Isthmus of Par.-,
ma, In Colombian territory. Tad'
United States marines were landed at;
a point on tho weal sldo of tbo"gn)fl
of Darion and about 100 miles cast ot
the boundary line of tho now republic
of Panama. This, no doubt, is the oc.
caslon of. tho notice from tho Colom
bian government to leave lta tcrtltoiy
within tho twonty-four hours.
RECORD HARD TO 1KA,T.
.sdZZnrt Continuous 8ervlce
sitions of Trust.
f Charles McKcen Duren, proul
f to Hardin County bank ot El
Iowa, holds a remarkublo record JoV
continuous service In different posi
tions of trust. Ho has been with tb
bank named thirty-five years, tratuur
er of the city of Eldora continuously
for twenty-five years, clerk of tho
First Congregational church of Eldora
for over thirty-flve years and treasur
er of the Eldora Cemetery society for
twenty-one years. He Is. one of tbo!
trustees of Iowa college at GrJnnell
nnd takes a great deal of Interest Jn
that educational institution. Mr. Du
ron has been a member of. tho cljolr
of the Eldora Congregational churo.lt
for thlrty-flvo years and has never
been away from his post on Sunday
morning unless hindered by BlcknesH
or absence from the city. Chicago
KING EDWARD'S READY TACT.
English Monarch Does Graceful Act at
M. A. P. tells a new story of King
Edward's graceful manner and eVcr
ready tact. When his majesty visited
Maynooth college, an institution do
voted to the education of priests, bo
was asked to sign his namo In Mho
visitors' book and was handed a superb'
gold pen which had been specially ob-'
talned. But tho king waved it tuildo
and nsked If It wero not 'true tbat'tho
college possessed a pen wjth which
Pope Leo XIII had signed certain im
portant documents. Finding that this
was the case, he Immediately ex
pressed his desire to use that pen for
writing his autograph. It was brought
and King Edward used It.
PRONUNCIATION-OF THEIR OWN.
Statesmen Disregard Rules That Bind
tha, Ordinary Man.
Senator Carnsack of Tennessee has
an Individual and at the same time
almost rhythmical method ot pro
nouncing the word "reciprocity,
which nqw resounds with bo much',
congressional eloquence. It is almost
as though It were "reo-oeo-prois-Mco"!
whon Mr. Carmack rolls tho syllablea
from his tongue. But it Is not the first
time that the discussions of coIauialT
and klndrml minutfnna in A.TT
jp "Ti-i r'JiaJK
have brought out strango pionuncla- -tlonB.
Thero Is a distinct school of
statesmen at tho capital tha,t still Jn. '
slsts on caylng "Cubey" and likewise
another djstlnct Hchool that says "FBI y
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