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RAILWAY INVADES THE CENTER OF MAHDISM
STARS MADE BY COLLISIONS
Professor Blckerton, British Scientist,
Believes Luminous Bodies Caused
by Solar Agitation.
Prof. A. W. Blckorton, a British
scientist, believes now stats nro
enuaod by solar collisions. The col
ujCvtry tHcturt T$lla a Story"
I7L OI1EID was onco ono of the mystery places of Africa and n danger center
way communication with civilization, for recently Lord Kitchener. In company with tho governor-general, offl-
ctally opened tho railway from Sennar
GIVEN A NEW BRAIN
Delicate Organ Is Grafted Into
Dr. Harry Cushlng, Noted Specialist,
Performs Marvelous Operation Suc
cessfully at Baltimore Hospital
Patient Is Recovering.
Baltlmoro, Md. An operation that
In tho history of sclcnco has never
had a parallel, cither In delicacy or In
skill, was performed tho other day
for tho second tlmo in the Johim Hop
kins hospital by Dr. Harvey Cushlng,
tho world-renowned brain specialist,
and tho patient, as a result, Is on tho
road to recovery. It is believed tho
operation, which until n month ago
was thought Impossible by tho best
authorities on brain disorders, will
prove a success.
Tho patient, William Bucknor of
Cincinnati, camo to Baltlmoro Novem
ber 23, suffering with n peculiar af
fection of the brain. For weeks be-
foro his arrival he had been In a state
of semi-coma, except at intervals.
. He was placed under the caro of Dr.
Cushlng. His case was a puzzling one,
and after a number of X-ray examina
tions, during which photographs of the
brain were taken, Dr. Cushlng discov
ered that a portion of the brain had
decayed and frayed tissues wore caus
ing the healthy section gradually to be
Dr. Cushlng's conception was this:
' To procure the brain of another pa
tient as soon after death as possible
and to transplant a portion of it into
tho skull of Buckner. The brain had
to be healthy and from as young a
person as possible. Tho transplanta
tion of the dead brain and tho procur
ing of it were two widely different
things, however, and this was the dif
ficulty confronting the physician,
when one of his colleagues casually
mentioned that a child had been born
dead in one of tho 'wards.
Here was tho opportunity. Dr. Cush
lng hurried to tho ward and extract
ed tho brain from tho dead child be
fore tho body was cold. Meanwhile
Buckner had been prepared for tho or
deal. I Then in view of about a score of
professors and students, Dr. Cushlng
performed his greatest operation.
! Ho chiseled away tho back of Buck
ner's skull and with great care re
moved tho entire brain, which was laid
on a piece of linen beside tho head,
and could clearly be soen to quiver
as each pulsation of tho patient's heart
was noted.' The diseased portion was
then severed from tho minor brain and
while Dr. Cushlng was severing tho
HAS HARD FIGHT WITH EAGLE
Bird Attacks Lumberman Who Killed
Its Companion Near North Creek
Camp, N. Y.
Glens FallB, N. Y. Milton Stolves
of this city was nearly killed In a
fight with a bald eagle near North
Croek lumber camp. He was rescued
badly wounded by a fellow lumber
man and is undor the caro of physi
cians. Stelves came upon two eagles
devouring tho carcass of a calf and
shot ono of the birds. Beforo ho
could reload his gun the other eagle
He shuck at tho bird repoatedly
with his rifle butt, but tho eagle, al
though one of Its wings was broken,
was getting tho better of the battle
when a hunter killed the feathered
fighter with a club. The bird weighed
seventy-five pounds and measured
nine feet from tip to tip.
Stricken Dumb by News of Fortune.
Portageburg, Out. When John
jDancy heard that he bad inherited
12,500,000 from an uncle who died re
cently In Chicago, and from whom he
bad not heard for 15 years, he waB so
(overcome that ho lost his power of
speech for an hour. Ho had been en
gaged as a riveter on a dry dock, and
quit his lob immediately on bearing
the glad news.
Professors Are Honored.
Philadelphia, The American Asso
ciation of Pathologists and Bacteriolo
gists elected Prof. Herbert U. Will
lams of the University of Buffalo as
president and Prof. E. R. LeCount of
the University of Chicago bb a councilor.
and Khartoum to El Obcld.
diseased section another surgeon was
transplanting tho infant's brain.
Tho major brain was loft untouched.
After tho transplantation tho member
was restored to its former position
nnd tho section of the skull which had
been cut out also was replaced.
Buckner stood tho operation ex
ceedingly well, nnd It was lator
thought that he was well enough to
loavo tho lnstttutlon. With his wife
at his side he was removed to tho homo
of relatives in Charlottesville, Va., but
a few days ago his condition bocamo
gravo and he was sent back to tho hos
pital. Dr. Cushlng again performed nn
operation on tho brain and replanted
tho tissues of the newly Inserted mem
ber. Buckner wns said to have been
SUN ECLIPSE WIRELESS TEST
One to Be Tried In Paris to Find Out
Something About Violet
New York. A...
'er, of notable ex-
porimentB in wireless telegraphy Is to
be tried in Paris April 23 during an
eclipse of the sun, which will obscure
four-fifths of Its rays. It has been
noticed by scientists that the distance
over which wireless messages can be
dispatched varies greatly, according
to tho time of dayxand the direction.
A message sent by rapid vibrations
which will not carry more than 700
miles during the day, can be sent two
or three times that distance at sun
set, especially toward tho south.
When slower vibrations wero used It
can be transmitted further during the
It Is believed that theso curious
facts are due to the activity of the so
called ultraviolet rays of tho sun, tho
theory being that, these rays are a
powerful factor in tho energy of the
hertzlan waves. Tho eclipse, when a
great part of theso rayo will be sud
denly cut off, will be an ideal occa
sion for decisive tests, and the wire
less station on the' Eiffel tower will
send messages continuously from a
little beforo tho eclipse until a little
after it in several directions.
Cigarettes, 50 a Day, Kill.
Braddock, Pa. Ernest Fcrrin. a har
bor, died at Donora from the effects,
physicians say, of smoking tc many
cigarettes. Ten years ago Fei i in be
gan and smoked GO a day, or 182,600
cigarettes in tho ten years. Just be
foro be breathed his last today he
asked for a cigarette. One was given
to him, and as ho threw away tho
"butt" he sank back on his pillow and
Journey From Russia to "Promised
Land" Proves Too Much for.
Chicago. Mrs. Schule Llpsltz never
heard her daughter call her "mamma."
MonthB ago the mother and her
children, one of whom was a mute,
left Russia for the promised land
America. There wns some trouble at
the dock. Marlese couldn't speak and
therefore wns barred from tho states.
Marlese regained her Bpeech, veri
fying tho wonderful stories thnt are
told in Russia about the golden land
of promise, and thb Llpsltz family
came to Chicago.
Mrs. Llpsltz lived to enjoy the prom
ised land only a week. Mortally ill,
she called to her daughter Marlese,
"Speak to me," she said. Her hearing
had becomo affected. Marlese spoke,
Mrs. Llpsltz leaned forward to listen,
but the power that had restored
speech to the dumb girl took away the
mother, and the aged immigrant fell
MrB. Llpsltz died at the home of her
son-in-law, Philip Singer, 726 Ashland
boulevard. The Singer family said her
death was due to the excitement at
tendant on her passage through Ellis
Island. The doctor declared her death
was due to weakness from age she
was 76. But Marlese believed differ
ently. Her opinion was colored by the
poetry and superstition of her race.
"God gave me my speech God
took from me my mother," she said.
"Now I am able to mourn aloud her
whom I loved silently. But it is bet
ter to loyo in dumbness than to
Now It la In rail
, t IgtAlillMl
SLAYERS' CURSE STILL WORKS
Many Who Had Anything to Do With
Arrest of Phlladelphlan Have Met
Philadelphia. Tho prediction made
nenrly seventeen years ago by II. H.
Holmes, tho arch murderer, that any
body having anything to do with his
arrest, conviction or execution would
mcot an untimely death, elthor by
their own hands or otherwise, Is once
This tlmo the victim is Ittchard
Johnson, forty-eight yenrs old, who
committed suicide by inhaling gas.
Johnson wns a member of tho Jury
which found Holmes guilty of murder
In tho first degree
Slnco tho execution of Holmes, on
May 7, 189G, many persons who had
connoctlon with tho famous enso have
cither taken their lives or met deaths
of violence, their fates recalling tho
curse of Holmes, bettor known ns tho
"Murderer with tho evil eye."
Tho fatal seizure of Judge Michael
A mold, who presided over tho trial,
tho deaths by violence of jurymen, wit
nesses and others, tho loss of llfo or
position by officials, the proporty loss
of those who were in business, have
from tlmo .to tlmo appeared as evi
denco that tho malediction x of the
criminal of tho century was not Idly
Holmes' victims wero never counted.
He confessed to slaying 47 persons.
Johnson, tho latest victim to fall
under the so-called "spell" of Holmes,
suicided because of despondency.
Ono of tho first to meet death fol
lowing Holmes' prediction, was Lin
ford L. Biles, tho foreman of the Jury,
who was killed by coming In contact
with nn electric wire. Lator, Howard
Perkins, superintendent of Moysan
ning prison, shot and killed himself.
Robert Motherwell, a former superin
tendent of the prison, also at the coun
ty Jail when Holmes was there,
droppod dead. William Shoemaker,
Holmes' counsel, was bnrrod from
practice for two years.
AUTO DEVELOPS THE CHEST
So Says New York Tailor After Five
Years of Observation Deep
Breathing Causes Change.
Now York. A Fifth avenue tnllor,
after observing for live yearB those
of bis customers who ride dally In
automobiles, has come to the conclu
sion that automobile riding develops
the chest. The chest measurements
of tho average man, he declared, In
creases at the rate of an inch in two
years after bo begins to rldo in motor
cars regularly. The tailor thinks the
increased development is due to the
inhalations taken whllo automobillng.
mourn even in the languago of heav
en." Mrs. Llpsltz, before her death, said
she was happy that she was to dlo In
America. Persecution in Russia had
embittered her life there. When she
left home, it was in the hope she
would, find freedom. Tho complica
tions that arose at Ellis island grieved
her, but when Marlese regained her
volco she felt compensated. When
she died the daughter, who had beon
dumb slnco a llttlo girl, was at her
bedside and called to her continually.
Mrs. Llpsltz could not hear, but sho
appeared to understand and smiled.
CLOCK DOUBLES HENS' WORK
Two Eggs Twice a Day Under Sched
ule Regulated by Alarm Cobbler
Glonoldcn, Pa. Tho problem of get
ting hens to lay twice a day has been
solved by Michael Seibert, the vil
lage cobbler, and the secret lies In
the application of an alarm clock to
the dally life of his feathered
charges. One day, for Instance, a hen
that had laid an egg at nine o'clock
the day before laid a second at eight
Selbort's scheme succeeds In dis
sipating the Impression of the hens
that a day consists of twenty-four
hours for them, Just as It does for
By setting the alarm to certain
hours be has established twelve-hour
habits in his flock and the unique idea
works like a charm and wltb exceed
PICTURES ARE EASILY TAKEN
After Much Experimenting Apparatus
Is Perfected That Does Away
With Lantern Slide.
Much experimenting to find a way
to produce n picture upon n screen
from just n photograph, postcard or
book, without making tho ummI lan
tern slide, has been done and to n
Direct Reflection Projector.
certain extent theso efforts havo suc
ceeded. Tho accompanying illustra
tion of a now lantern for thlB purpose
serves to Ulustrato tho method used.
To tho rcgulnr stercoptlcon, mlmiB
the slldo holder, Is counoctcd a metal
attachment containing a book or pic
ture holder nnd proper lenocs. Tho
light from tho arc Is focused upon tho
picture in tho holder and tho plcturo
itself, acting ns a reflector, pas3CB tho
light on through lenses to a mirror
suspended at tho proper nnglo to re
flect tho rays upon tho screen, Bays
tho Popular Mechanics.
Tho apparatus produces clear pic
tures when located about twenty foet
from tho screen and displays nny
colors present on tho postcard or pic
ture in tho lantern.
USE RADIUM TO TREAT GOUT
Special Apparatus Used From Which
Chemical Product la Transported
In Current of Air.
Radium-laden breezes are the lat
est thing In the treatment of gout
One of the papers read at the Her
man medical congress, which bas
Just been held nt Wiesbaden, was on
the application of radium in the aerial
state. Radium "cmanatorla" have
been established In Berlin nnd at Bad
Homburg, nnd now Ems 1b to have
ono. A special apparatus from which
radium is transported in a current of
fresh, cool air is fixed in a room, and
tho patlonts havo merely to sit In
tho room and talk or read tho nowB
papers or play draughts; tho radium
in solution In tho air docs the rest,
and affects tho blood through the
lungs. This treatment Is especially
recommended for all gouty ailments.
In tho recent torrid conditions of the
atmosphere it has afforded to gouty
subjects something moro than an
amelioration amounting almost to a
pleasing compensation for their aches
LIFTER FOR THE LABORATORY
Convenient Little Device for Handling
Dishes and the Like Is Quickly
Made and Cheap.
(By anonGR A. JAMES. In the SCIEN
A very convenient little device for
the homo laboratory is illustrated
herewith. It consists of a detachable
handle for lifting receptacles such as
evaporating dishes and tho like. The
lifter Is made of a heavy piece of
wire bent to tho shapo Indicated In
tho drawing. One end is curved to
fit against the outsldo of the dish,
Lifter for an Evaporating Dish.
while the other end fits over the rim
inside, The parts that come in con
tact with the dish are rubber covered,
two short pieces of rubber being
slipped over the wire. The device is
so useful, and can be made so quick
ly and cheaply, that it should find a
place in every amateur's laboratory.
A French physician bas discovered
the means of planting artificial eye
lashes and eyebrows. The former op
eration la very painful, but the latter
Improving Publlo Sanitation.
A London medical Journal advo
cates the better airing of banks, of
fices and business premises over Sun
day as a means of Improving publlo
lision of two suns, ho said, resulted
In tho formation of a third body. If
two dead suns canto luto collision
they would burst Into flnmo. The col
lision would tnko nbotit three-quarters
of an hour. In each enso tho collision
would tnko tho sntno time, as tho col
liding bodies would get up n velocity
proportionate to their slzo. Then
tlioro would flash out n brilliant ntar,
which would becomo a permanent
body. Tho effect of n complete col
lision of two gnseomi nuns would ho
to mnkn n now mm. Such collisions
wore not accidental. They did not
occur at random. Included among a
number of agencies tending to devel
op such collisions was gravitation,
lleforo suns collided they foil toward
each other and got tip speed for hun
dreds of years. Tho tremendous
speed thus developed was stopped
suddenly In tho colliding parts nnd
converted Into heat Thus In about
an hour a new star was born, explo
sive forco expanded It, and It swelled
out its diameter nt n speed of mil
lions of miles nn hour. Tho ouddun
flnretip of a light thottsnndR of times
tho brilliancy of tho sun had Induced
astronomers to Imaglno that a col
lision of suns had caused tho phe
nomena. Tho Biwctrn obsorved, how
over, wero absolutely Inexpllcnblo to
them becauso they had overlooked tho
third body, tho now Btnr. Professor
Blckerton contends thnt tho appear-
anco of Nova Persel, a now Btnr so
brilliant that nothing canal to It had
appeared for 300 years, was ex
plained by bis theory. Nova Porsol
wns 10,000 times ns brilliant ns tho
MEGAPHONE THAT ROLLS UP
Made of Broad Strip of Non-Absorbent,
Flexible Fiber and Occupies
Very Little Room.
A slmplo variation of tho ordinary
megnphono hns been devised by a
Massachusetts man. It is ono that
rolls up. It Is mndo of a broad strip
of nonnbsorbont, flcxlblo fiber with
snap fasteners to hold it in any posi
tion wnntcd. Tho flcxlblo handle also
unsnnps at ono end so that when the
apparatus Is rolled up it can bo
wrapped around it and bold It togoth-
Megaphone Rolls Up.
cr In what appearB to be a music roll.
As will readily be understood, there
aro numerous advantages to this roll
ing megaphone or rather, it is a
convenience to many people notably
tho owners of small launches, where
room counts and a megaphone can be
stowed away in a corner.
Zurich has a midnight curfow
The average human heart pumps
192 gallons of blood an hour.
Pneumonia and phthisis cause the
greatest number of deaths in Lon
don. A Cincinnati packer has invented n
way to euro hams in 30 days Instead
Tho French army will purchase no
fewer than 350 aeroplanes during
Patent medicines yield over 300,
000 to tho British exchequer per an
num. Of the 24.302 world's postage
stamps, the British empire has Issued
Paper 175 inches wide, for news
paper use, is made at the rate of C50
feet a minute.
Esperanto has been officially recog
nized as a language by the United
States patent office.
The metropolitan water board of
London supplies more than 250,000,
000 gallons of water.
In China stags aro raised for tbctr
horns, which are cut when soft and
used in the manufacture of medicine.
Because it has more phosphoric acid
In easily digested shape than any oth
er fruit, the apple is one of the best
German postal authorities are ex
perimenting wltb a small three
wheeled automobile for the use of let
In some parts of Mexico the natives
hang the nests 6t large spiders in
their homes to trap files and other
m I H H
BAD BACKS DO
MAKE WORK HARD
Hnckneho make tho daily toll, for
thtiiiH.tntls, nn agony lutnl to rmiuro.
Many of theso poor Millcrem havo
kidney trouble mm tlon't know it.
Hwullen, aching kidneys usually go
Imiul in hand. With irregular kidney
action, headache, dizzluotu, nervous
newt and despondency.
JtiHt try n box of Donn'n Kidney
Pills, tho iH'Ht-rtTOtnmenilttl special
kidney remedy. ThU good medicine
him cured thousands.
HERE'S A TYPICAL CASE
,1. I,, ltiehnrdhon, Iteil Key, Ind..
nas: "-My nncK nenmiw h u wimu
break. I could not inovo without in
tense pain. Tho kidney wero in such
hhtiiK) it was necessary to draw tho
Mrctloiw. Doan's Kidney PiUscurwl
m. riniiti1iiilv uftcr doctors imvo up
Iiojmi and 1 luivo not hud tho slightest
Get Doan's at any Drug Store, 60c. a loi
THOMPSON S wnlk. InllAmclryr,
ewe ill iTtfti'imnainitw
Hit VffUKn ll.iklt fr
JOHN U'lUUMl'NON SONS CO.. Troy, If. Y
Tho more birthdays a woman haa
tho less alio luui to say about them.
flood livntth ennnot lw innititnlnrd where
tliciu in a cnnMlpiilvd ImblU liuilluld Tea
It's difficult, for man to practice
economy and bo popular at tho samo
Colo's CnrlioltHal utrl:ly relievo and
curoH burning, ttclilnn und torturing akin
dlncnsoH. It Instantly Htops tho pnln of
tiuriiB. Cures without scars. 25o inul COu
by ilriiKRlHtH. Kor frco Mamptn write to
J. W. Colo & Co., Uluck IUcr Falls, Wis.
"Wo aro drifting toward a paternal
form of government," said the econo
mist "Purdon mo If cqrroct you," re
Bpondod tho suffragette, gently: "to
bo accurate, you should Bay a mater.
nal form of government"
He Hoped 8o, Too.
Nelllo McCoy tells the story of an
advance agent of a barn-Btormlng
show thnt nearly closed every Satur
day night, but rested over Sunday
nnd started in bright and fresh Mon
His mother was a Quaker, and when
ho wroto that he was tho business
manager In advance of the show, she
"My Dear Son I am very sorry that
thou art in tho show business, but I
nm glad that thou art ahead of the
show! I trust that thou wilt always
stay ahead of It."
Bad Teeth Go With Good Brains,
An English scientist has polntod out
that thcra aro signs of a steady do
genoracy in two sets of organs vital
to tho wcllbclng of the human race,
nnd tho fall is most marked among
tho western nations. Tho evidence Is
that, coincident with tho mental ad
vanco of man, there has been a dimi
nution in tho provision of teeth. In
the apo, the negro, and tho white
mnn, brain and teeth are Inversely
proportional to efficiency. Increase of
cunning has reduced tho work of the
teeth, and tho demand ofuhe brain
for blood hns starved the former; dis
orders of digestion show that tho bal
ance Is unsatisfactory.
has a flavour all its own.
"Toasties are made of
selected white Indian corn;
first cooked, then rolled into
wafer-like bits and toasted
to an appetizing golden
A favorite food for
breakfast, lunch or supper
in thousands upon thousands
of homes where people
"The Memory Linger
Sold by rscsre
Poetnm Cereal Compnj,UaalM4
Uattle Creek, Mica.
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