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THE NEW TUBERCULOSIS CURE
The announcement on November 6 last l»y Dr. Friedrich S. Friedman
of Berlin, to the Berlin Me<li«-al society, that he had discovered a cure for
tuberculosis, and the exhibition by him of more than one hundred patients
claimed by him to have been treated with his serum and cured, has aroused
tremendous interest throughout the tubercular scientists in the civilized
world. Following the publication in the Kumpean newspapers of Dr. Fried
man's statement, VY. G. Shepherd, the European correspondent of the
Times, left his headquarters m London and hurried to Berlin to personally
Investigate Dr. Friedman's claims.
Before visiting Dr. Friedman, Shepherd made inquiries among the medi
cal profession <>f Berlin as to the personal and professional character ot the
man whose claims had challenged the world's attention and revived hope in
the breasts of the millions of victim of the great white plague.
Shepherd found that Dr. Friedman is a man of high personal character
and reputation and splendid standing in his profession, that he is known in
the profession as a tubercular scientist who has devoted his entire profes
sional life to the study of this disease, and laboratory experiments in an at
tempt to find the living germ that would kill the tuberculosis germ, which
he now announces he has found.
Shepherd secured an interview with Dr. Friedman, in which the latter
amplified for American newspaper readers his claim made to the Berlin Medi
cal society. Shepherd cabled this interview to America. Since its publication
many letters have been received by the editor from tuberculosis victims and
their friends and relatives asking the details. The editor has been asked to
give his opinion as to whether or not Dr. Friedman's claims are to be ac
cepted as final, whether the editor would advise victims to go to Berlin for
treatment, whether it is possible to obtain the serum in this country.
The advice of the Times editor to all inquirers is to await as patiently as
possible further information from Berlin.
If Dr. Friedman's discovery is the long sought cure for tuberculosis it
will not be long before it receives the seal of approval of the scientists of Ger
man}', than whom there are no more remarkable group of men in the world.
Friedman's discovery must meet the acid test that these men of science
will Impose before it can be accepted by the world for what Friedman claims
for it. Friedman's personal and professional standing, together with the fact
that his announcement to the Berlin Medical society, was not made until after
two years' experiments on tubercular tnfrax patients, many of whom have
been under observation by other physicians, seem to give to his claims the
color of authority. Through Correspondent Shepherd, now in Berlin, the
Times will keep its readers informed of the developments of Dr. Friedman's
claims which are fraught with such tremendous possibilities.
A WORD TO THE WISE ETC.
Mayor Seymour thinks the council's salary raise betokens an uprising of
the people that will smother the whole commission plan of government.
The mayor is'probably influenced to this view by street talk that has
been going around for some weeks. A general discussion has been on as to
whether the commission plan after all is a winner, and many citizens have
been talking of a form of government with a councilman from each ward and
a mayor to be elected at large.
It must be admitted that Tacoina has failed signally to get the results
from the commission plan of government she expected. Instead of greater
economy being shown, there has been a tremendous boost of expenses out of
harmony with the natural increase in the growth of the city.
Whether this is due to the plan of government, however, or to the per
sonnel of the men running it, is a question for the citizens to consider well
before making any revolutionary movement. It is not unlikely that much of
the sentiment for the changing of the form of government here comes from a
desire for a change in the personnel of officials really, but takes the change
in form of government as a means to this end, deeming it easier to get a
change this way than by the recall, which just now appears to be not in great
favor because of overuse.
Mayor Seymour's fears have some foundation.
The people are restless over the way things are going at the city hall.
The salary boost may or it may not prove the spark that will touch off
Ihe dynamite that is in the hearts of the electorate.
At all events, it will be well for the conunissioners to recognize they are
.working over a volcano.
If an eruption comes it will take hard shoveling to keep from being
smothered in the lava of ballots and the ashes of popular protest.
A monthly payroll reaching dose to the $100,000 mark looks pretty big to
the people right now.
BRING IT TO TACOMA
If Uncle Sam is going to make a change in the location of the customs
office and port of entry from Port Townsend in this district why not settle
the matter on the basis of the greatest good to the greatest number?
It is assumed that if any change is made it will be for greater benefits
to commerce. In that event the offices should be located where the com
merce is—which means Tacoma. Tacoma is shipping more goods every
month than Seattle, and by all rules of decency and justice if there is to be
a change the offices should come here.
With the completion of the water grade railway lines from Portland
to this city the advantage in favor of Tacoma will be increased.
To take any action at Washington to move these offices to any port
Other than Tacoma means that the administration is a prey to cheap politi
cal lobbying and is not trying to do business on business principles.
If you want those eastern friends to With the Ailing farm converted in
get your Christmas packages better to a tuberculosis hospital and monthly
put strong wrapping paper around allowances from both the city and
them and be careful about the address, county, Tacoma would begin to make
The dead letter office has plenty al- headway against the White Plague
re&dy. whether Dr. Friedman's cure proves
effective or not.
"Iron Man" Joe McGinnity has a
reputation for doing things in the big Extraordinary; Yesterday you
leagues, and there's no reason in the signed your checks 12-12-12, and to
world why the big ball player can't day you have to date 'em, Friday the
give Tacoma the best team in the 13th!
Northwestern league next season.
• Centralia joins the cities of Wash-
Don't be afraid to do your Christ- ington going into municipal ownership,
mas whopping just because this is Fri- and private water plants will soon be
day the 13th. a thing of the past.
editorial Page o§€fte Cacoina times
THE TACOMA TIMES.
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Outbursts of Everett True [
Another New Party.
Messrs. Ed Hunt, J. C. Thorne,
J. P. Starr and J. E. Roth went
to Winchester this morning,
where they are attending the an
nual meeting of the Van Buren
County Horse Thief association.
—Kairfield, la., Journal. .
How scarce the flies hate be
We do all kinds of sheet
metal work, make metal win
dows and awnings, etc. We al
so repair tar and gravel roofs.
When in need of anything In
this line, call
Main 402. 1113 Tacoma ar.
land of beautiful m » I"'10 Journey to
District Passenger Agent.
WM. CARRUTHERS, District Freight Agent.
National Realty Building, Tacoma, Wash.
Anybody Could Write a Head for
Franklin A. Dlinond of New
York, Rockland county, and Miss
Gertrude Ring of Nyack, N. V.,
were married Saturday at the rec
tory of St. Matthew's church, Ny
ack. —Hastings, N. V., Echo.
New York hypnotist has suc
ceeded in making a woman sing
with a beautiful voice while hyp
notized, though she doesn't know
anything about music and can't
sing a note when not hypnotized.
The professor would be in a far
more popular business if he
would use his hypnotic power to
prevent a lot of women from
A system of electric signaling
for mines, operated by a hand
generator, has been invented.
Mrs. Leslie Carter plans to ap
pear next season in a comedy
called "Who Does Helen Belong
To?" We can't answer the ques
tion but we hope ha Is a gram
What has become of the old
fashioned man who used to say,
"What time is It by your watch,
Suggestions to the detectives:
Why not be heavy-set, wear a
blue suit without brass buttons,
shoes 12 inches wide, with soles
an inch thick, chew scrap tobac
co and walk about a mile an hour,
so nobody will know you are de
A New York department store
has on sale two chests of table
silver that wore once owned by
Kings Milan and Alexander of
Familiar Newspaper Stories.
Smith and the chorus girls had
supper after the theater.
The auto was going at least 4 0
miles an hour.
The funeral will be held Sun
The average yearly pay of rail
road engineers in the United
States is $110.63 a month. In
the seven months ended July 31
the average pay of the Baltimore
& Ohio's best paid passenger en
gineer was $131.85 a month; on
the Lackawanna $11t.54; on the
Lake Shore $1G9.80 for passen
ger, $116.0 Cto its best paid
freight engineer; on the Eastern
lines of the Pennsylvania $237.23
passenger, $187.86 freight.
Giving an inaugural ball.
Writing a president's message.
Reading a president's message.
Asking folks if they have read
a president's message.
Swiss chocolate factories out
put in 1911 was valued at $13,
--000,000. of which $8,524,000 was
It also takes all kinds of white
women to make the world, In
cluding those who marry JacK
Sign in a Broadway garage:
"Tools GO cents aa hour, employes
"Bill Kainit, our oldes' inhab
itant, says tn' times is clear out
o' jint. Time wuz, he vows, when
a man wuzn't considered respec
table unless he got drunk regular,
while -nowadays he allus goes to
another city ter take a/ drink."
An oyster opener found a $500
pearl while opening oysters and
arguing politics at the same time
in a Chicago restaurant the other
day. The best thing about it was
that it stopped the argument..-
Man Coughs and Breaks Ribs
After a frightful coughing spell
a man In Neenah, Wis., felt terri
ble pains in his side and his doc
tor found two ribs had been brok
en. What agony Dr. King's New
Discovery would have saved him.
A few teaspoonsful ends a late
cough while persistent use routs
obstinate coughs, expels stubborn
colds or heals weak, sore lungs.
"I feel sure its a Godsend to hu
manity," writes Mrs. Effle Morton,
Columbia, Mo., "for I believe I
would have consumption today if
I had not used this great remedy."
Its guaranteed to satisfy, and you
can get a free trial bottle or 50
--cent or $1.00 size at Ryner Mal-
Btrom Drug Co., 938 Pacific ay.
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Friday, Dec. 13, 1912.
fk*fn«fpn Business Office Main 12.
PHI ll\r Circulation Dept. Mnln 18.
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OFFICE — 770-778 COMMERCE ST.
"LOOK OUT FOR DUST—IT MAY
EXPLODE!" SAYS POWDER INVENTOR
WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 13.
—"Any kind of carbon dust may
be as explosive as gunpowder,"
says Prof. Charles Munroe, inven
tor of smokeless powder and dust
explosion expert for the govern
ment. "And starch dust, which
recently blew up the Corn Pro
ducts Co. mills at Waukegan, HI.,
is one of the most explosive.
"Explosions in grain elevators
have become quite familiar. At
the Pullman works there was an
explosion of dust raised in put
tiiiK fine polishes on woodwork.
At Pawtuckot, Hhode Island, soap
was being ground tor ('.loaning
cleaning powder, and tho soap
"The theory of a dust explo
sion is just like that of a gun
a bringing together of pure, fine
particles of charcoal or carbon
with a chemical which has free
oxygen all ready to combine with
"Burning is merely combining
carbon with oxygen in the air.
"The explosion Is really noth
ing but the expanding of the gas
created by the combination of
the oxygen with the carbon.
"Apply a spark from a friction
belt or a lighted pipe or other
source and, if the mixture is
Do Not Believe a
"When lie tells you lie sells his merchandise at a
loss. We all have to make expenses. The
down-stairs merchant must make more profit
than we do, for his expenses are 40 times the
amount of ours. Then we can save you money,
can we? Think it over. Don't figure.
MEN'S AND YOUNG MEN'S SHOES
ALL STYLES ALL LEATHERS
PATENT LEATHER AND GUNMETAL
THAT Hafsos and Matlock save
$100 3RD FLOOR 3RD ™£*
*l.w BANKERS TRUST BLDG. *100
Attire of Quality Moderately Priced Our Motto
A Grand Array of Christmas
Gifts at the New York &
Washington Outfitting Co.'s
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A stylish suit or /|\ ATI J^^^^f
overcoat makes a / j^irt^pj^g^ ,
splendid gift for the / ilCi'^l^^S
men folks and they j['|§^fl^^\
will surely appreci- I
ate it much more than ."• "OTjlf^ I',:.1',:. \
some mere trifling ar- lilllK S |j ':®gm '
tide which they can . li^S||g^P
not derive any pleas- I "I*^l "' W %
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time when our liberal UA | 1
credit' system comes ><£^^LJS v• 1
in handy— it. £s3sr* r^«^
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924 926 C St.
Tacoma's Oldest and Largest i Credit House
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Prof. Charles K. Munroe.
right, that happens in the milt
which happens in a gun barrel— <
tlie carbon ami the oxygon unite
—bang! The mill goes up in
"The answer to dust explo
sions is. keep Urn spark away.