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WATERBURY lENING DEMOCRAT. SATURDAY, JANUARY 30, 1904.
0 Grieve, Bisset 38 and 40 Bank St. Telephone 222. We Give Red Star Trading Stamps. The Last Night of Our Second Annual Clearing Sale To-night winds up one of the most successful sales ! we've ever held. It's success has been due entirely to J the sterling values given, and although many of the 'original bargains have been sold out we've filled their place with others for to-night only, such as these for instance. I Light Qalicoes, Sale Price To-night 2 3-4c a Yd fBmck Skirting Moreen, was 29c a yard 1 Sale Price To-night 12 l-2c a Yd TWomen's white knit wool . Shoulder Shawls, with colored border, - regular price $1.00, 4 Sale Price To-night 59c Each Boys Sweaters, red, navy; l grey, regular price 49c. Sale price To-night 29c Each These and innumerable other small lots will make i worth while to be on hand to-night between 6 and 10 o'clock, j -v!.'. . - i Grie ve, Bisset & Holland. THORIUM AS MEDICINE Properties of Cheap Metal Thai May Rival Radium. IT COSTS ONLY $7 A POUND. For One-millionth of the Cost of Ha dlain Similar Radio Active Effect Are Now Obtained Rare Metal Di- ' ; covered by Beraeltna - la Found In Certain North Carolina Sandi. , Through v experiments now being Hade by' physicians and scientists an other substance with radio active properties,- known "to scientists as thorium, may take the place of radium as a therapeutic agent and coirie into' com mon use for the treatment of tubercu losis and other human ills. Thorium is a rare metal, discovered in 1828 by Ber- , melius, and is found in certain sands in North. Carolina, Brazil, Norway and Sweden. It costs $7 a pound, while ra dium costs $7,000,000 a pound, with quotations constantly going up. During the last few years thorium has been used chiefly for producing-the incandescence in mantles used on gas burners, and it is only within a recent period that physicians have been ex- perimenting with it in a medical way. Dr. Samuel G. Tracy of New York recently , contributed an article to the Medical Record in which he describes ..in detail some of the results of his ex periments with the radio active prop- . erties of the metal. Photographic tests made by Dr. Tracy have demonstrated . that it contains the same quality of I radio activity as radium, nly in much ' lesser degree. ;' With three broken mantles he was able to get a fairly good negative iri a . dark room with seventy-two hours' ex- posure. With oxide of thorium he ob tained a negative in forty-eight hours, and with emanations of hot thorium oxide the same result was obtained in . one hour. ;'! In its application as a medical agent ' the article says: "The radio activity em anates from thorium in every form, .whether in powder, solution, paste or ointment. The best results, however, are likely, to be obtained from the gaaeoua emanations when used as an Inhalation: This form of emanation may be obtained either by making a so lution of the thorium nitrate or, better till, by heating , the oxide in a glass receptacle. For external application ' thorium may be made into a paste or a 25 per oent ointment and used as an antiseptic in chronic skin diseases, par ticularly those of parasitic origin." Description is given in the article of experiments made and apparatus used fjy Dr. ; Soddy of , London and 'Hugo Xiiber of Germany in the treatment of tuberculosis by thorium inhalations. The radio, activity of thorium is many thousand times less than that of radi- ' urn. and It differs in other respects. Professor Ernest- Rutherford of Mc GI11 .university, Montreal, says that "when theorinm nitrate is changed into an oxide by heat it temporarily loses its radio activity, but when exposed to the air it soon regains its activity. In four days it is one. and a half times more active, in twelve days two and a half times, and at the end of two weeks it ' reaches its maximum radio activity, Which is four times as great as was the . original nitrate of thorium." The emanations from radium do not last as long as from thorium; there fore, together with its cheapness, it is looked on as an important element in Jthe treatment of certain diseases if ex periments prove that its potency is as reat as scientists and physicians hope. Tests already made have demonstrat ed that thorium is as inimical to germ life as radium, and experiments with grape Juice and other substances - of similar nature show that it prevents fermentation.. Professor Rutherford was among the JSrst to investigate the properties of tlrorium.V His researches have done aore,perhjrp8,, han, has bgen effected olland Women's Wash Stocks, were 15c, each. Sale price To-tj ight " : 2c Each Wnite Goods, mercer ized figures and stripes, were 25c, 29c, and 89c. Bale price To-night - c I9c a Yd Men's Black Cotton Half Hose, wete 10c - ; a pair. Sale price to night 4c a Pair by any one else toward solving its mys teries. In 1900 he discovered that it gave ' off an inert ' and highly radio active gas, which he termed "emana tion." This gas diffuses through liquids and even through .porous .substances. He considers this" emanation to be the result- of successive chemical changes. The emanation -1 expels from itself a negatively charged body, which - con stitutes the Becquerel rays, the same as those produced by radium, polonium, actinium and uranium. TROLLEYS IN THE WOODS. Advantages of Eleotrlc Railroads to the Adirondack:. ' The announcement of Paul Smith, the veteran guide and hotel keeper of the Adirpridacks, that several electric railroads will soon be running through out the wilderness is like Wagner's music, "not so bad as it sounds," says the New York World. ' Of course it ' rather interferes with the pristine wildness "of 'the woods to be charged upon by a gong clanging trolley car when one is expecting a bear at the very least, but the trolley car has its. "points." In the terrible drought of last spring most of the fires that devastated the wilderness as it had never been before were set by sparks from railroad en gines. Many suits for damages are now pending against the railroad com panies by owners of burned forest lands. If their point can be sustained by law the railroad companies them selves may be forced in self protection to i use electric power, , which, wired from the abundant waterfalls of ; the woods, -would'' not endanger the forest in time of drought. ;, '. Another great advantage of the trol ley for woods use is that it can sur mount any reasonable grade, whereas the" steam railroad has to stick to the level or make a level for itself at great cost. On the whole, the , woods have worse enemies than the ' trolley car schemers. SELF TORTURE BY INDIANS. Mutilation Endured by Drunken St ages to Show Their Conragre. Edward Field, who recently arrived at Yorktown, Man., reported the drunk en orgies of Indians who held a potlach at Fishing River. Inspired by whisky supplied by a trader, the Indians held a sun- dance. This did not content some who wanted . a' potlach, in which knives are freely used to test the cour age of the Indian braves. ' One got his companions to cut the tendons of his back to' insert sticks after the custom of the ancient dances, but could not bear the pain when one tendon had been cut. Another put pine needles in his arms and then applied a light to them, severely burning himself, but bis bravery was 'established when he bore the pain without a murmur. Others slashed themselves" with knives, Inflicting bad flesh wounds, and then retired from the dance to be at tended by medicine men. The dance continued for three nights, more than a hundred Indians taking part in the performance on the snow, with the temperature 30 degrees below zero. Cannot Sell the Hope Diamond. Most things that are for sale are helped by advertising, but in the case of the Hope diamond the reverse is the case. In spite of reports to the con trary, the famous diamond has not been returned to England, but is still in the United States. , Its present owner de Clares it has been rendered absolutely unsalable by the notoriety that has been given to it. Since it has been re ported that the dealer who owns it paid $200,000 or more for it, the investment was not a profitable one, so far as this market Is concerned. In color, and size the Hope diamond has no equal in the world. It is of .a blue sapphire color and weighs forty-four carats. v New Korean Rule. The Korean government has ordered' that all Koreans, without regard to rank or class, should not "wear clothes, except of a.blue pr-dark color. . ' & WASHINGTON CHITCHAT Representative Kyle's Story of a Great Promiser. OBLIGING WATCHMAN'S MISHAP. How He Inadvertently Stirred Up Three Chinamen Visiting- the White Honae Speaker Cannon's Contraband Cigar Fame For Sec retary Shaw. "There is a man in my district," said Representative Tom Kyle, the "Sweet Singer of Ohio," to the New York World's Washington correspondent, "whose name is Doyle. He is a poli tician, and he has the fatal habit of promising all things to all men. No body ever went to him to ask him to get him a job that Doyle did not say, Why, yes; I'll get that for you.' "Nine times out of ten Doyle doesn't make good, but he goes on promising just the same. Some years ago two Irishmen who worked in a boiler fac tory in my town were busy riveting. One man was inside the boiler holding a hammer against the rivets, and the other was outside swinging the sledge and making the rivets "fast, "After half an hour's steady pound ing the man inside stuck his head out of the boiler and said: " 'Say, Pat, did ye hear that they've been after makin' this man Corrigan a cardinal?' "'Are ye tellin' me?' asked Pat Why, d'ye know, Doyle promised that job to me?' ' ' For five minutes the other night it seemed that the United States had mixed in the eastern question, says the New York World. Nai Cheung, Chang Chuan and Sun Sze Yee, attaches of the Chinese lega tion, went to the White House as guests at Mrs. Roosevelt's musicale. They came into the corridor and stood irreso lutely, as if waiting to be shown where to go to leave their wraps. One of the watchmen, seeing the quandary of the orientals, leaned forward to direct a negro attendant to show the guests to the dressing room for diplomats. "Take these gentlemen to the" , He put out his hand, but instead of touch ing the negro attendant on the shoul der he touched one of the Chinese. All the feathers of diplomatic dignity stood at once on end. "You touched me," said the diplomat. "Why did you touch me? You have nc right to touch me." . The watchman tried to explain. The diplomats would not listen. They pro tested shrilly. Arriving guests were attracted by the fuss and gathered around the excited Chinese. They turn ed away and were apparently about to go to their legation, in which event formal explanations from the White House would have been in order. ' The captain of the" White House watch appeared. He saved the situa tion. After listening a moment he said, "Come with me." His voice was authoritative, and though It rather sug gested that they; were being arrested than conducted to a dressing room, the three attaches went without another word. The incident seemed to spoil the evening for the trio of orientals. They listened gloomily to the music and went home early. ' Speaker Cannon emerged from the president's office the other morning and ran plump nto a crowd of newspaper correspondents, says the New York Tribune's Washington correspondent ' "You might just as' well give up," one of them remarked. "We are sorry to hold up the speaker and rob him of all he knows, but the news field is bare and famine stares us in the face." "Boys, I don't know a blessed thing," he exclaimed regretfully, "and the only thing I can do is to set 'em up." He reached .into the inside pocket of his long black coat and fished out a hand ful of cigars. Some of them were little, short fellows, some long and attenuat ed, and one was a monster, black as charcoal and half as large around as your wrist "You can take your pick," he said as he extended his offering. "Some of those were given me, some I bought, and one I smuggled." The first' man that drew captured the big fat one. ' "You're a smuggler's accessory," said the speaker. "The rest can choose in safety." .' ' . Secretary Leslie M. Shaw of the treasury department received a letter a few days ago addressed to the "Hon. John Shaw, Secretary of State." The writer requested the secretary to send him a certain report printed by the agricultural department. "That is fame," said. Shaw. "This man is from Iowa, my own state,, and thinks I am a sort of hydra headed citizen who is secretary of 'state and has control of the agricultural depart ment" Next day .when the secretary receiv ed a letter, also from Iowa., which stat ed that the writer had heard the gov ernment had published a book and ask ed for a Copy, he threw up his hands. He wrote to his friend and said: "Please tell me what book it is you want or I shall have to send you a car load." Representative John F. Lacey of Iowa recently found a new kind of missive in his mail. It was from an Iowa con stituent and read as follows: Dear Sir I have been looking over the list of bulletins Issued by the agricultural department I am not a married man but live in a boarding house here kept by Mrs. Blank. Will you please send her a copy of Secretary Wilson's pamphlet on breadmaking? By return mail a copy of the much desired publication was forwirded. To Keep Cheese Free From Mold. Cheese will keep fresh and free from mold a long time if wrapped in a cloth that has been dipped in vinegar and then wrung dry. Place it in a paper bag, tie and hang up in . a cool, dry place. f ways. Remember the &xative V Ircrao 1 Nome Csre?a CcU In One Day, Cripln 2 Days IF THE JAPS LOSE. It Is Said They Will Blow Up Their Ships Rather Than Surrender. Despite the lesson of the Boer war, the Japanese did very little open order and extended formation work in their last maneuvers, but operated in solid masses as trim and right angled as though shaped with a spirit levef, says the Yokohama correspondent of the London Mail in Japan. When Field Marshal Marquis Yamagata was asked if Japan would not change her field tactics to suit the conditions of mod ern fighting he replied: "Japan will reveal her tactics in bat tle. Be sure that they will be those necessary to insure victory." This was hot the self confidence of the unbeaten warrior, but the expres sion of the only spirit Japan knows, for she never considers defeat, even as a remote possibility. On the sea officers and men are spoil ing for a fight. From the crews of the huge Mikasa and her sister battleships down to the men on such craft as the White Naped Crane and the Dragon's Lamp torpedo destroyers they are swearing by every ancestor that, if let loose, they will sink or capture each consonantly named Russian warship in the Pacific. And do they not contem plate a possible defeat? Yes; but cap ture no. Never will a Japanese ship, high or low, go into port a prize. When the turrets, are jammed and the big guns dumb, when the screws are still and all defense is dead and done, the men chosen by lot before the beginning of action will from their station in the heart , of the ship per form "the last full measure of devo tion" in exploding the magazines, and the sixteen petaled chrysanthemum on the imperial . standard will go deep down 'in a welter of blood and steam and smoke till, "streaked with ash and sleeked with oil,' the lukewarm whirl pools close." ' THE MEMORANDUM HABIT; Slaying? , the Ghost of Forgotten Thinsrs Method In the Day's Hash. The "complexities of modern life" has become a stock phrase' with writers and speakers, but no other words will expressively describe the mad ruteh to and fro from duty to pleasure which characterizes the daily life of the ma jority In woman's realm . especially this intermingling of. work ; and play means a continuous network, of market; ing and morning club, visits to the den tist and. the dressmaker, hunting up a music teacher for Maude and writing an acceptance to the Grundy's dinner invitation, with a, charity meeting and two afternoon teas to attend before it is time to return home and dress hur riedly for dinner. , Sometimes It all goes through suc cessfully only to be spoiled by a tiny white button, or, rather, the lack of a stitch taken in time. More often really important matters are forgotten at the proper timeonly to be remembered at the most inopportune period, while the "is social omission cause many a uad quarter of an hour to the busy woman. That she finally succumbs to nervous prostration is no wonder, -but it is not w6rk which causes the final blow so much as worry. Between the desire to eliminate some of the nones sentials and the, constant efforts ' of recollecting the multiform engagements life is one long struggle after the unat tainable. S , V A simple device and some 'will power in the beginning are really all that is necessary to slay -the ghost of forgotten things. Look at man, stalking through life serenely, and take pattern. The consciousness of a notebook to remind him of things to be done and the time of doing gives him a sense of reserve force which is not possessed by his bet ter half. ,.. This effectual device may be called the memorandum habit and is" simply a question of pockets and persistence. A place in which to carry the notebook andthe art of continually using it are all that is required. No more good brain matter wanderirig aimlessly through space hunting for the lost Idea, no more time wasted seeking for "who," "which" and "where." The morning, and street dresses can easily be fitted with pockets, while with re ception and dinner gowns a chatelaine may be worn which will serve to note whatever is necessary. A little practice will enable one to ac quire the habit of noting every iteni and then glancing occasionally over the various lists. The material thing's will have been relegated to their proper place, not allowed to consume more than their share of the busy woman's time and thought. Then, if the rush of life be maddening, there will at least be method in the madness Table Talk. Value of American Crops. The value of American farm crops for 1908 is placed at a trifle over $2, 500,000,000 by the official figures. This does not include cotton, which at pres ent prices would add over 500,000,000 more. Pern's New Railroads. Surveys for several new railway lines in Peru are now being made. The Bear In the China Shop. Whatever is the outcome of the present warlike game. The Bear will break the China just the same. For be it fightNor patched up peace the plum will still be there, And the Bear will break the China, I dare , swear. The Japs are brave and pushful, with a pushful braveree ; They'd rather like to kill the Bear with bloody snickersee. But while the powers, behind them take a quiet cup of tea. Why, the Bear will break the China, d'ye see? Suppose Japan should win the fight and drive the rascal off, Still the Bearski's sure to break the China- koff. For China's ancient, fragile ware, a fruit that's overripe, And the Bear will break the China at one swipe. No war will quite exterminate the Rus sians or the Japs; Whatever' s left of either will be good foi sundry raps, And they'll keep the pigtailed kingdom far away from peaceful snaps, And the Bear will break the China well, perhaps ! Grlf Alexander in Pittsburg Dispatch. on every box. 25c MID HIS METHODS British Financial Promoter De nied They Were Unlawful. CLASSED HIMSELF WITH M0EGAN. Famous Swindler Was' Proud of Be ins In the Same Rank With Noted American Financiers What He Tbonght of Oar Great Industrial , Combinations His American Coun sel's "View of His Conviction. "What happened to me might happen any day to the men who stand at the head of any of the great American in dustrial combinations," said the late Whitaker Wright, the British promoter and financier, to James Creelman last March, at the time of his arrest in New York, says the New York World. "Take the United States Steel corpora tion, with its hundreds of millions of stock. Suppose that the greatest en terprise in the world should fail and its stock shrink , $500,000,000 in value. Would the people who lost their money then have J. Pierpont Morgan arrest ed? Would he be to blame because they bought watered stock at more than it-was worth? "It is fortunate for directors of Amer ican trusts that they are not under the companies laws of England. You could not float your industrials in London. It would be impossible to organize com-; panies there, on the lines followed in America. The laws would prevent it. There is no difference between what I did in England and what your Indus-; triaPcompanies are doing in America." Of all "get rich quick" swindlers that have brought disaster to thousands Whitaker Wright was easily the great est of his kind. He always denied that his methods were unlawful and prided himself on being in the same class as J. Pierpont Morgan and Charles M. Schwab as a financial promoter. He was born in Cheshire, England, in 1846. His parents, who were in com fortable circumstances, gave him a good education, and he qualified as an expert mining engineer and showed spe cial aptitude as a chemist In 1867, after his' father's death, he came to America and was employed in mines in the west as an assayer. , He removed to New York in 1880 with a fortune ob tained as a mining prospector. . K : He returned to England in 1889 and conducted financial operations on such a vast scale as to earn for him the reputation of a Monte-Cbristo. ' : His lavish expenditures daezled the British public, andv he was regarded for a time as the greatest financial genius of the age. He organized , company after company. He formed the London and Globe Finance corporation, lim ited, to take over the various securities of mining corporations in which he was interested. In - December, - 1900, this corporation failed and carried ruin to many homes in-Great Britain-and; fcrippled several prominent business houses. Many members of the London stock? exchange were ruined by the fail ure. 1 Thirteen , banking and brokerage firms failed as a result of the collapse of his company. . Wright came to America again in March, 1903, and on March 14 was ar rested as he was 'leaving the boat. He had booked as M. Andreoni. The ar rest was made on a criminal charge in connection with the conduct of the London and Globe Finance, corpora tion, limited. Extradition proceedings resulted in his starting bak to Eng land in the custody of two English de tectives, v "I am . very deeply shocked by the tragic death following so . closely, his conviction," said. Samuel TJntermyer, who was his counsel during his fight against extradition, "and I cannot help thinking him entirely a-victim of mis fortune. His conviction under the cir cumstances is a good illustration of the difference in the criminal law of Great Britain and the United Statel. Eng land and Germany hold those responsi ble for the conduct of corporations to a much stricter accountability than we AO. I " . . ' ' ;: ; "Mr. Wright would not have been convicted in America. Many men who now hold their heads high in the finan cial district of this city (New York) would be panic stricken if the same laws that govern finance in Great Britain were suddenly to apply- here. If such laws did obtain, investors here would be much safer." r- O Bears the Signature of TOXIZiL. The Kind You Have Always Bought For S PANCY CAPE COD CRANBERRIES OUR REGULAR ORANGES AX n Wh i ne Phone FOUND! Free Delivery. ';' Free Delivery. Agrocery store where, reliable goods are given with Re'd Star Trading Stamps. Try us and we will prove"lt Medicine Specials for Wednesday and Tttursday. V Castoria with 20 red stamps at .................... t S5e Beef, Iron and Wine with 30 red stamps at ........ 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Sale Price, 49c Women's Rubbers, plain and storm, worth 60c, Here for 39c ( Children's Rubber Eoots, ' .Tt :-. ; ' . 84c J Women's Rubber Boots, first quality, worth $1.70, ' r-- Here for $1.29 F Men's Rubber Boots that are sold everywhere for $2. 50,' ; .; Here for $ 1.89 Children's Rubbers,', worth 25c, Here for 15c ' The largest stock of, Boots, Shoes and Rubbers in; city at prices' which fear A no competition. Every pair' guaranteed. , . , ' - THE OBIGIHAL BOSTOU 157 South . TO RENT. Very nice, pleasant furnished rooms on 50 Linden St, with bath. Inquire 280-282, North Main street: WOMEN " WATBRBURY PROOF. Mrs Joseph J. Druaa of 43 Brook street says: "When lirlng at 22 Union street in January, 1896, I gare a reporter who called on me a statement about Doan's Kidney Pills procured at the H. W. Lake Drug Co short time previous to his visit. The treatment cured me of a very serious kidney complaint. I can only state to day, in August, 1901, over five years after, that I have not had the slightest return of the trouble and the cuTe that nve doxcs tnen effected has been a most thorough one. For years I had the worst.. -pains anyone could stand through my bacy and, kidneys. It was a;i common occurrence to get out of bed in themornlng suffermg.; My. .. feet and hands were swollen at times about twice their normal size, " despite the fact that I treated with different doctors in Waterbury, , who told me I had dropsy. I picked up a paper, one day and reading ; about Doan's kidney Pills I got ,them and three doses relieved me .' somewhat. I continued their use until they cured me. The swell- v ing went down in my feet and arms; and it has never returned. I have recommended Doan's Kidney . Pills to a great many and shall always, do e " ..'.' 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