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MQp» A cure for tuberculosis! It is the biggest news that the Times has ever printed—the biggest n«ws any paper has ever printed or could print. This great story of Dr Friedman's startling discov
■■fllm cry of a cure for the white plague has just come to the Tacoma Times by cable and Western Union wires from Berlin. The cable is sent by W. G. Shepherd, special correspondent of this
• .*: paper. Little inklings of Dr. Friedman's discovery have been trickling through scientific channels, but the stupendous importance of it to humanity has not been touched. Shepherd is a careful,
trained newspaper man. He has not sent this expensive cable, with all its possibilities of hope and fear for multitudes of sufferers, without the most careful investigation. He knows how to find fakery
and trickery if there is any. We believe, as Shepherd does, that here at last is the long-prayed-for cure that will blot out humanity's great disease scourge. We print it with every confidence in its truth—a
wonderlul, glorious truth for hundreds of tuberculosis sufferers in Tacoma and for hundreds of thousands in this nation. Mr. Shepherd promises a more complete and detailed article by the first mail
steamer.—Editor Tacoma Times .
THE first pictures of the Wolgnst.
Ritchie championship battle,
the downfall of Ad Wolgast and
the naming of a new ; lißlit-
Welght champion, on the sport
VOL. IX. NO. 302.
"WONDERFUL IF TRUE" IS COMMENT
OF TACOMA DOCTORS ON CURE
"Almost too good to be true."
That was the first expression
of mini physicians to whom
the Times today presented Shep
herd's ruble dispatch about tiie
cure for tuberculosis.
A Tinii's representative took
the article us it mine over tiic
wire and laid it l>ef<>re Dr. Chris
tian (,)ii<-\ li. president of the State
Anti-Tiidfrrulosis league; |ir K»i
win F. Janes, city health physi
cian, and Mayor Sc> nimir.
"Wonderful If True."
"I only hope it is all true,"
Bald Dr. Janes. "Great advances
have been made in the treatment
of tuberculosis in the last few
years and every regular practic
ing physician can point to cases
that have been cured but if Dr.
Friedman has found something
that is a positive cure for the dis
ease as is reported it will mean
wonderful things for the whoie
People Must He Warned.
"The medical profession will
welcome it and in a very short
time they will be able to give It
to their patients and bring to
them all its benefits. In all these
reports of new discoveries the
people should be warned that if It
is genuine they may depend upon
It that they will get it through
their regular physicians and not
to be misled by professional
quacks who may take advantage
of the reported discoveries to
reap rich and illegitimate re
wards through big advertise
ments. I would like to see Dr.
Friedman turn his secret over to
the government marine hospital
service if It is as claimed, then
the people would always be sure
of the genuineness of the treat
ment when taken in this country."
Dr. Quevli's Statement.
Dr. Christian Quevll, pres
ident of the State Anti-Tu
berculosis society, read every
word of Shephard'g great
story of Dr. Friedman's dis
"I hope it is not too good
to be true," he said. "Why
If It i- true It is the most
wonderful discovery since the
world was made. It would
nave more lives and more suf
fering and prevent more loss
than anything else that has
Mayor W. W. Seymour was
shown the story of Dr. Friedman's
discovery. He read it with re
peated ejaculations expressing
wonder and amazement.
"It la wonderful,'-' said the
mayor. "That Is certainly great.
It comes from the right place,
too. Those Berlin scientists do
get down to things."
Attorneys are reviewing the
testimony in the Green River
Pipe line case before Judge Clif
ford today. Contractor McHugh
asks $130,000 from the city, al
leging the location of the line was
changed after the contract was
cial Club Bonds.
Calvin Philips &Co.
til California Bids- Mala tt
The Tacoma Times
Facts About White Plague Cure
Discovery—A serum one Injection of which kills every tu
berculosis germ in the victim's body and immunizes against
Discoverer—Dr. Frederick Franz Friedman of Berlin,
physician and author.
Uenefh iaries—Every sufferer in the world from the
Cures to date—More than 1,000 patients. Every patient
treated cured, except those in the last stages of the disease.
Many victims whose members had rotted away made
whole within a few weeks.
Cost of treatment —Very small. Cultures for more than
a dozen treatments can lie prepared for less than fl.
Supply of serum—Enough already on hand to treat every
tuberculosis patient in the world.
The germs, obtained from the turtle, multiply so rapidly
that one small vial sent from Berlin will supply enough for
Credibility of discovery—Leading German physicians ac
cept cure as positive. Trained American newspaper man in
terviews patients and goes on record that he cannot help but
believe the discovery is the greatest Christmas gift to the
I world since Christ came to earth.
NOTE TELLS OF DESERTION
OF FATHER AND CHILDREN
Rare of furnishings, cold, and
deserted by the husband-father
and three children was the condi
tion in which Mrs. Helma Llnd
and her 14-year-old daughter
found their home at Midland on
their return from Tacoma at
CAR VISITING TACOMA
From 10 to 12 o'clock and from
2 to 5 the people of Tacoma today
and tomorrow may have an oppor
tunity of witnessing the big show
the Milwaukee railway has pre
pared to give to the people of
eastern states for the next year.
Every year the Milwaukee
makes up an exhibition car of
the products of Washington to
take east. The car has been
WHO WANTS LAURA MARGARET
THE TIMES CHRISTMAS PRESENT
If the Times had a dozen pret
ty little eight-year-old girls like
Laura Margaret this paper would
make a dozen childless homes
happy Christmas morning.
- But the Times has only one
little Laura Margaret and so only
one Tacoma couple will receive a
pretty little eight-year-old girl as
their Christmas present. A doz
en applicants for the little &irl
CAN NOW SPEAK
Frank Sylcott may now speak
to his wife whenever she wishes.
Judge Card today relented to
the extent that he revised a re
straining order issued against
Frank to allow this form of
amusement, as well as that of oc
casionally visiting his own chil
METTLER CASE ON
Simon Mettler and the Ameri
can Bonding company are defend
ants in a suit begun today by the
county in Judge Card's court. The
county is asking for Mettler's
bond, alleging his transactions
with the Wells Construction com
pany were unauthorized.
CANDIDATES TO SPEAK.
All candidates for the school
board will this week have an op
portunity of giving reason for
the faith that is in them at the
meeting of the Fern Hill Improve
ment club Wednesday night, all
having been invited to attend and
THE ONLY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER IN TACOMA
"We have left the state. Don't
try to follow us," read a note
pinned to the door.
Although the sheriff's office
has been on the alert since the
matter was reported by the lit
tle girl yesterday, no trace of the
fleeing father and the three
children has been found.
completed and is at the Milwau
kee passenger depot today. It
will be kept here two days to al
low Tacomans to see just what
a productive state this Is.
Following the exhibition of the
car in this state it will be taken
east on its advertising mission.
Admission is free in this city
and the public is invited to in
spect the show.
have already sent In their re
quests but the Times 1b in n4
hurry and it means so much to
Laura Margaret that no decision
as to her future parents will be
made for some time yet.
So write to the editor if you
want a fine little girl and if you
can give her a real home of love
may-be you will be the lucky cou
ple to receive that great Christ
Ten criminal cases, most of
them long pending, were today
disposed of by Judge Chapman,
whose docket for December is one
of the heaviest of his Pierce coun
THE HOME OF SANTA CLAUS
In Tacoma the children know where that
is and one needs but to take a look around
the big toy department of MeCormack Bros,
to realize that thej' are really the home of
Santa Claus. Thousands of Tacoma chil
dren will be made happy this Christmas and
their happiness will come from MeCor
mack's. The grownups, _too, will find in
this big store everything for the holidays,
and in addition you get with your purchases
S. & H. Green Stamps which in itself is a
big attraction. ' MeCormack Bros, for hol
iday goods" will be the slogan of thousands
of Tacoma people this month.
Times want ads at lc a word are the big
gest result producers in Tacoma.
TACOMA, WASHINGTON, MONDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1912.
WHAT TUBERCULOSIS CURE
WOULD MEAN TO THIS STATE
In Washington 1,280 persons' die every year of tuberculosis,
90 per cent of them between 18 and !U years of age.
In the nation 150,000 die every year from this cause.
For every death at least four or live are infected.
Two out of every three orphans in the nation are children of
There are 13,635 children in Tacoma public schools —and ],948
are doomed to die before they are 40 with consumillion.
From 4,000 to 5,000 persons aro-beirig infected with the disease
every year in this state alone.
Millions are being spent to try to combat the tuberculosis germs.
Millions are being appropriated for new hospitals.
This state will be asked for a hospital in each county at the
coming legislative session. .
One-seventh of all deaths in the nation arc due to tuberculosis.
Tuberculosis costs this state alone probably $f>,000,000 annually,
and the loss to the nation aggregates millions.
Loved Husband So Much She
Gave Him Away to Another
ISV HAKKY HUKTON.
BOSTON, Mass., Dec. 2. — In
his frantic effort to capture this
dream of love —a dream which a
few months ago he thus publicly
described before a great audience
of women in Carnegie hall, New
York—has Dr. Franklin H. Wem
worth, noted writer and lecturer,
rushed out into the rude world
and blindly left the divine little
god sitting cold and lonely right
by his own cheerless fireplace
Most persons who have just
learned of the socialist doctor's
secret marriage with Miss Alice
Chapman, following the discard
ing of his first wife, the brilliant
dramatic interpreter, Marlon
Craig Wentworth, agree that the
earth boasts NO GRKATER
WOMAN than the deserted Mrs.
She voluntarily and secretly
went to Reno and established a
year's residence there, finally se
ciring a divorce, that her hus
band might be free to marry his
She has taken to heart this
rival of hers because, as she
says, the man she still loves loves
this woman, and so SHR must:
And she will often visit with
these two because she says PER
FECT love does not admit of en
mlty, and she loves her husband
too much to mar, in any way, his
"I have done nothing remark
able," says this Mrs. Wentworth.
"I discovered that my husband
and Miss Chapman were tremen
dously fond of each other. I
knew there was but one thing to
do—to give my husband his hap
piness by releasing him that he
might be free to marry his heart "a
"Miss Chapman is all my hus
band things she is, I believe. ]She
is a fine, big woman. She wanted'
to go away and leave ua both.
But I wouldn't allow that.
--"I cannot conceive of a woman
fighting to keep a husband When
she realizes that his love belongs
to another, or, indeed, of -fight
ing to win it back, once she knows
it has departed. I have far too
great respect and reverence for
"I regard my former husband
as one of my very best friends
and he looks upon me in the satnq
.M;iiinii Craig Weiitwortli,
"This is the new Idea of love,
the twentieth century Idea of
love a love that loves too much
to hold on, and loves bo much
that it can let go."
Mr. Abbey Resigns
As Business Manager
iWinslow Abbey, business man-'
ager of the Tacoma Times, has
resigned bis.position with this
paper and will move to another
city, where he has business inter
ests which demand his attention.
Mr. Abbey has made scores of
friends for himself and for the
Times, who will regret to hear of
bfe proposed departure from Ta
edrna. He takes with him the
hearty good will and best wishes
ot the whole Times staff. « '
|771| MORE PAYS
|J^ L T0 SHOP
Skinny White and Fatty Black
got an even start today on their
Christmas shopping. Skinny rode
his famous snail, but Fatty had
to waddle around on his two fat
feet. The Times will keep
Its eager readers In dally touch
with the progress of the two well
known local Christmas sprinters.
See tomorrow's paper.
GREATEST MEDICAL DISCOVERY
OF THE AGE REPORTED TODAY
BY WILLIAM G. SHEPHERD. Special Cable to The Times.
BERLIN. Dec. 2.—The Christmas gift of science to the world is a cure
Dr. Frederich Franz Friedman of Berlin is the donor.
Two weeks ago Friendman astounded German physicians by declaring in a
public conference that he had been successfully treating tuberculosis for the
past two years and that now he has nearly SIX HUNDRED CURED CASES to
display to scientists. He exhibited a considerable number of cured patients to
Many of the most scientific Germans admit Friedman has discovered the
long sought cure. Several hospitals in Germany are now turning their tuber
culosis cases over to him.
Scientists from America, Australia, England and other corners of the
earth are hurrying to Berlin to investigate. Appeals for treatment by letter
and telegram overwhelm the young doctor.
I spent ten hours in three visits with Dr. Friedman. He showed me actual
cases of cures. It was impossible for me to doubt.
"My treatment is very simple," the doctor told me. "It is a serum. One
injection usually drives all signs of tuberculosis germs from the system. I
have lived in a world of astonishment for more than a year. It is difficult for
me myself to believe what I have accomplished. I have taken hopeless cases
from the clinics of Berlin, cases given up by leading scientists, and with one or
two injections I have seen men, women and children who were doomed to
death made perfectly whole again within a space of a few weeks.
"Hut Hit' Krcatest wonder to
mo in thut the scrum immunizes
iifAiiiiist tuberculosis, like vurri
nation .-i^.iiii-i Ninal||K>\."
To illustrate ttiis immunization
on my next visit the doctor in
troduced nic to a woman, fevered
with tuberculosis, who held in
her arms a splendid, healthy
baby. "This is my only healthy
child," said the woman to mo.
"One of my children died of tu
berculosis. Two children older
than this baby are sick with it,
and so is a baby younger than
this one. Dr. Friedman |«T0 this
baby a treatment almost two
years ago when it was four weeks
old and it has never been sick.
Then the doctor said:
"I will give this woman and
her children treatment very soon
and they will be well within a
few weeks, with every trace of
tuberculosis gone from their
systems. I could show you many
other cases of immunization like
"Do you viweoinate as In
smallpox?" I asked.
"No, I only give an injection
with a syringe of the same serum
that I use for patients. A slight
local swelling follows, but no
"What is your serum?"
"I secured it from turtles sev
eral years ago. Many scientists
of Germany have been experi
menting with cultures from tur
tles, but I have found the right
"I have prtxliirrd (M^h of
the culture to Mipply the world
for all time, for the Refills mul
tiply very rapidly.
"I Imve. treated over a thous
and rases and liave not lost one,
except in instances where vital
ity was so lon- • li.it nothing could
save the patient.
"Of course, cure does not re
store lost lungs or tissues. It
only kills tuberculosis germs
wherever it encounters (hem."
"When will you send the
serum to the United States?"
"I cannot tell. For the pres
ent I intend to treat all cases
here In Berlin personally. I
cannot sen<l the serum abroad in-
discrlminately, for it might get
Into irresponsible hands."
The truth of the matter is that
Dr. Friedman is trying to sift
out one reliable offer for the
American rights from a flood of
telegraphio. proposals from the
United States, and the doctor
hesitates to discuss the question
of American rights over the ca
ble. Representatives of several
American interests will shortly
be In Berlin to lay offers before
the doctor personally, and the
chances are that the cure will be
in the United States before many
anxious to have the serum distrlb
anxlous to hac the serum distrib
uted over the world as soon as
"Does It take long to produce
this scrum?" I asked him.
"No. From a small vial of
tlie germs enough could be pro-
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duced in the United States with
in two Weeks to supply a million
patients with one dose each. In
many cases one dose alone
cures, though 1 have used 1 three
"Is the treatment expensive?"
"No. It costs considerably less
than a dollar per dose to manu
"Can physicians administer the
serum without Kpecial instruc
"It would be better for two or
three American physicians to
come over hero to receive In
structions from me regarding
the principles of the treatment."
"How long has it taken you
to cure average rases of pulmon
ary tuberculosis?" -
"A few weeks «t most. The
scrum seems to kill all the tu
berculosis germs within the
body within a very short * space
of time. Hemorrhages cense,
wound* in lungs heal, fever dis
appears, the patients immediate
ly have an appetite iiucl all the
devastating work of the Milter
culosis germs is ended. Nature
immediately hefting building up
again what the germs have de
stroyed. . 1 give no diet or other
treatment. The only thing I do
is to inject the scrum with ■
small syringe into the buttock or
"Dr. Friedman is greatly dis
turbed by the possibility that he
may bo overwhelmed with pa
tients from distant quarters in
the last stages of tulierculosls,
because he has no hospital ac-
commodatlons for bed-ridden pa
tients in Berlin.
Iliw mail comes in basket
loads. I saw many letters bear
ing American stamps. As I send
this message several thousand
rases are on the way to Derltn.
Dr. Friedman is 3C, a gradu
ate of German medical schools
and unmarried. He was born
, and has always lived in Berlin.
He is hißhly respected by Oer
nian physicians iind scientists.
He has written many scientiflo
articles on tuberculosis and has
long been considered one of the
leading authorities OH the sub
ject in Europe. He began seek
ing a tuberculosis cure when in
school ten years agu and has
been at it ever since. He re
ceived eeveral prizes in German
schools for research work on
the theme of tuberculosis. He
has spent much time In studying
tuberculosis in every quarter of
th» globe except America. He
comes of a fairly wealthy family
and well known socially.
His greatest hope is to have an
opportunity to give his cure to
the boy czarevitch of Russia, who
has tuberculosis and whoso knee
ts swollen to large proportions.
The doctor took me to a elnm
flat in Berlin and showed me a
little girl who, seven weeks be
fore, had been chair-ridden, un
able to walk, with a knee swollen
to seven Inches in diameter simi
lar to the czarevitch's.
"She used to fcrcain with pain
when we touched her leg," said
the mother. "I saw tears come
into the doctor's eyes as the lit
tle girl ran across the room to
show that she was quite well.
Uotli kneeg were normal.
"In seven weeks every tuber
culosis germ in her body had
been killed," said Dr. Friedman.
">. few weeks ago one drop of
her blood would have killed a
guinea nig; now her blood Is
perfectly normal. I gave her
only one injection and I shall
give her only one more and she
will be perfectly well."
I saw and conversed with many
patients. I saw a boy, entirely
cured, whose log l:ad rotted away
almost to the hip. I saw men
who had had hemorrhages, night
sweats, fever and had been in
hospitals, who had been cured
within a few weeks and returned
to work, after only one Injection.
I saw a girl who was born with
tuberculosis and whose hand had
rotted away during eighteen
years, who had been cured by
one treatment In four weeks.
I saw a boy of 6. probably
born with lung tuberculosis, who
told me: "I didn't use to like
to play because 1 was sick, but
now it Is.fun and I play all the
time." His mother was weeping
with Joy as the little boy talked.
I saw clean-healed scars on
hands, arms, necks and bodies
of children where once had been
terrible and supposed Incurable
Theße" patients and many more!
toll me their marvelous 1 stories.
Several mothers wept as • they
told me' Of what \ they considered'
a - miracle Dr. " Friedman 7 had :
wrought. /;,:,,,.■".,,;.;,/. ,-.r..; T4
Anyone • who has seen what I
have »eon here must be convinced!
Dr. Friedman . ..had .. nlven the
world one of Ihe happiest Christ
iiiuii**—KXCEPT* O\K— I the
worltl baa ever known. 'C'-'y-'^H.