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   Daily Kennebec Journal (Newspaper) - May 20, 1908, Kennebec, Maine                                v times yooVe Oman remark: cannot, 1 don't have 11.-' foman would' r efforts would v.'ith success. our always p.. satisfaction. i that is light, i. d satisfying. for mak- (.ikes, muffins, jhnuts, etc. L'rocer. J POLIS, IND.' DISTRIBUTORS. VOL. XXXIX. A cooking is an nowadays, and just as comfort- i- x-r room in the oking and-liak7 i. ascription there kj the sanest and most t .ve to use. No no leaky rt' bocfies the most nciple for burn- ;1. The heat is directly under Reduces fuel he flame is pro- s Jes from drafts, r'.llgii by leiver, '1 "opular sizes. If .-jr's, write us for We also make :i and the Florence I A V sit d 3LAZN3. WEDNESDAY MCBfflffG. MAY PAGES ,v utjL I It If ;ac: s ieen 3rovet i Work Has Been Confined to J Living Subjects. Masillon, Ohio, May In the lab- oratory at the Masillon State hospital, Dr. D- O'Brien today reiterated a statement made by him beforetlie American Medico-Psychological Asso- ciation's convention at Cincinnati, that he had discovered the germ of pare- sis, and that the disease is curable. He summed the result of his experi- ments in these two federations: That paresis undoubtedly .s a germ disease and that the germ has been discov- ered; that while in the experimental stage, HufflVipnt tests have been made to that paresis is curable and that he lias speeiilc cases to point to as detliiite results. Dr. U'Hrien docs not believe it would be prupcr to make public the names of the patlenta whom lie claims the tnafncnt has cured but he gives the specilic cascn as a. newspaper man ot Washington, B. C., who was treated for psiresis and 'again is at work, a cured man; a civil engineer of promi- nence in Nashville, Tcnn., who is cureii and at work, besides a number of people in Ohio who were brought to the hospital with severe forms ut tlm disease and cured'. Others who are now :U the hospital still under tr-at- nidnt nrc showing marked toward riTnvery. Dr. (I'Urien tins at hand, in addition to slatenienls and r'Torts; fviiin hospital iiuthoritiris in regard to: th" suivcssful treatmenti of part-sis pa- tients plmt'igraphfi which show thei hysterical form of' attack when brought to the Masillon, State hospital ami '.he yaliesila wh-n discharged frimi thr- hospital as cured. "I said Dr. O'Hrien, "that it is a bol.-l statement to make that .-.lie germ of paresis has 'been 'dlscoveiiecl. People may doubt it. 'Many people bfofTi .1 when the germ theory of diph- trr'-rhi and tuberculosis wan: We feel warranted from thei number Of caws treated and from the satisfactory results of the experiments made in stating without qualification that pa- resis is A germ disease. We also feel, that from the work doncj, we have found the bncelUUB. We havje cured pi- tients, are helping many nbw and ex- pect to g" forward with the work." Pr. O'Brien has confined his work to living objects; no pathological Inves- tigation has been done on n'nst mortem Ho now 1ms germs in "cul- tures." Since Dr. O'Hrien riead his pa- per at Cincinnati he received many le'ters from doctors purging him to receive patients for treatment for paresis. j Acting on the theory thnt the was similar to that of tuberculo- sis or that a ierhl might be found which would yield to scram treatment. Dr. O'Brien began his ex- periments by taking serurh from the spinal columns of living! patients. With this he treated dogs, Irabbits and rats with results which proved to him that the noimals Innoculatcd contract- ed well developed forms iof paresis. In turn he used the treatirient on hu- man patients. Dr. O'Brien was graduated from the Jefferson Medical College, Phila- delphia in IJO.I. Ho has passed four anl a half years at Masillon State hospital, in hospital and laboratory eisaon isSesson, House Passes Appropriation BUI For Toklo Exposition. John A. Martinson, a prominent granite manufacturer and citizen of Ilorrp, Vt., was killed there Tuesday by the fall of a dorrick. Mr. Mart n- s'lfl Was the head of the John Mart n- ft Co. He was a member of the Hlnwatha Lodge of Od Fellows. k and two children survive. 3IAMOVJS CE D5S] STERLI1 6 S.JG> THE JEWELER apr25eodtf NIRTIERN LIGHT A GROWING FAVORITE ALL DEALERS UFBANCIS.4 SONS MtnufMtmn, New York, May family estrangement which had driven one the members to insanity culminated today in the murder of George E. Ster- ry, a millionaire drug, exporter, by his son, George E. Sterry, Jr., and tbe suicide of the latter. The elder Sterry was slwt down in the office of Weaver Sterry, Ltd., where he had been closeted for a few moments with the murderer. The son immediately after- ward shot himself and both men Were dead when others of the firm hurried into the roorri. The determination ,of tie father to j remarry led to the trag- edy. A letter left by the son made plain that li s acts were deliberate. The senior frhcrry was 72 years old and in addition to his drus interests, was president of the Bloojnfield Mills PO., an1.! a; director in the Spring. Coal Mining Co. He was socially prominent and active in religious affairs. He1 was an elder in the Fourth Avenue Pres- bytcriuri church, a member of, the board of managers of the American Bible Society and also of the AiJncri- can Tract Society, and a director of Pr ncetop. Theological Seminary. Cleorgn 12. yterry, was 40 years oil and with his wife, a well-known society woman, lived- at Manhattan Square Hotel. His wife had known of the unpleasantness in the Sterry fam- ily but had received no intimation tliat her liu.sbcind'B mind had become un- balanced us n. .consequence. Others family 'were equally astonished and horrified. The murdered man was president of the firm of Weaver Sterry; the mur- derer was its secretary, while William DeWitti Sterry, a second son, is thc treasurer. John W. and ijatnes W., al- eo sons of the elder nianj art direc- tors. iir. Sterry's wife died four years ago and last January he announced his in- tention of marrying Miss Rachael Blaikie, a nubile school teacher of East Orange, N. .J. Miss who Is 32 years old, was a friend of the late Mrs. Sterry. The sons disapproved of. the proposed alliance, j but were able tr> influence their father against it. Today Georgi Jr.t Went to his office as usual and pajsslng through those of his brothers addressed them casually and then entereid his father's private room. Perhaps five minutes liter the re- ports of a revolver twice cischarged attracted others to the private office. The body of the elder tjterry sat up- right in the chair before his desk, hlo6d trickling down thelfaee. led from tlie' bullet wound in the right temple. Stretched out upon a chair nearby his father's desk wat the lifeless form of the son. He had been killed by a bul- let over the right ear. His right hand clasped a revolver. Tlie story of the tragedy is told in two papers, one found in the coat pocket of the murdered man and the other in thc pocket of his son. The ilrst was an advance marriase notice wli ch evidently had been prepared for inserting in the newspapers. It read as follows: at Kn- glewood, Nl J., June 3, 190S. At the res denco of Mr. and Mrs. Cameron Blajikie by'.'the Rev. Bddy of East Orange, Rsichacl Blaikie and George Edward The other paper took the form of an open letter and! ran thus: Manhattan. Square Hotel, i May 19, 1908. i i To whom it may "The coroner first I presume. I took a solemn oath myself) thkt my fa- their would never disgrace the memory of biy sainted mother. There is not a bit1 of selfishness in me. If mv father engaged himself to a lady of mature age, I would most certainly bid him geocf luck, and trust he would livie forfever" I certainly always desired u long and happy life for my 'old a term which frequently affec- tionately' used to him. It is now 11 o'clock, May 19. Now no one is in my confidence and my brothers may draw a" conclusion or may form an opinion. There Is point strikes me as particularly! nterestfng. "While riBlHgdown on the Seventh avf-nuo carf I a glance on those around me jas thw doubtlessly'did on rue. The thoughtt :which I desire ,to convejl- Is this. many would have started from me they knoSvn the -piJdminen? captions .my .double crime would :warrant tomor- row1, is a ccmical and :end! to this. I would willingly give to Rachiei B. Blaikie to hear the beau- tlful' and touching prayer fof ihe sal- vation of my soul she will offer up. Of course I am under a violent strain and many of my sentences may not be grammatical anil many sentences may be crude. It seerns.to me that God, has told me to do what I propose doing. I have prayed to God no less 20 times a day to aiow me some way but of this trouble and I truthfully} believe he has shown ihe the proper way to save my family .from disgrace. "GEORG3 E. STERRY, Jr." "Another point I desire to mention. Two seconds aftjer my father siarta I will follow as the poor old man needs a guide and a sdardian. Should wo run across some of the bunch from East Orange we'will-glide a side street." Miss Blaikitf, who makes her home with the familyi of Charles if. Clark, a Yorker in Ehe fashionable sec- tion of East Orang-e, has a wide qircle of friends in New York and the Granges. She is a daughter of the late Prof. William Blaikie, who was for many ..years a member of the New ..Yorki' legal fratetrnity and for a long time qounsel fo- Mrs. Hetty Green. Prof. Blaikie was a native of Harris- burg, Pa., where the family was well known socially for many years. Sub- sequently the Blkikies removed to this city. Washington, May The taking evidence was not concluded today by the wood pulp and print, paper inves- tigating committed of the House, suraod tomorrow6 VSumbeT "tadT an" deat of was y i e- 5, .11 .1 j i If y'i i About Opmtlm WH1 AffeotedbylliCit. Fall River, May reducboa irt wages which win go into effect in the print cloth mills of this city Mbn- I day next, will probably amount [to New York, May. govern- aminatlon, was led to tell of the cir- per sent., the heaviest cut ment officials at Washington are al- cumstances under whidh she signed in evfr lrlade at one here, if the 'leged to have consplifed to obtain pos- 1903 in this city a release of Senator S'T months sliding scale agreement to session of loye letters sale, to have .Platt from any claims she j may have.put in ful1 operation by tb.e manufac- beeh written jiy Unitjed States'Senator had aga.nst him. She testified that turers. The executive committee of the Thomas C. Platt to Mae C. Wood. This she received from A, H. HUmmel the Manufacturers' Association and the aHesation is contained in; a signed sum of upon signing the state- secretaries of the various unions held committee GkroVK-C ShPrmanf statement introduced as evidence dur- ment, but denied that she -was aware a today to committee, feeorge c. treas- Ing hearing ln Miss Wood.s ot n iU contents. The cross-exami- thP amount of the average margin le- ft-cm thn Kt for divorce against the senator. nation ended early in the afternoon Ween the coat of cotton and the seU- The statement- whlch was followed by a motion on the of regular print cloths that ducpd ilfter tlle court had denied a mo' "Fllie "defendant's counsel to'dis- th? months, upon which rto PHrtav hPfore haT ttnn counsel for Senator Platt to miss the complaint. This was denied rate ot wages during coming half Friday and before heM had any promise, of immufttty he his connection rwith the. Parks ManHa and Fibre pool and acknowledged jiia 14-.. flin-4- dismiss the complaint, purports to be the Martin Miller, and Miss' Wood statement purporting to have been what by the court -and Attorney LeBarbier, of J. for Miss Wood, then introduced the responsibility in that which is a fact. He said boen advised by eminent, counsel that the pool was legal. be based. Bothj sides refuged to make a statement tonight, but. so far as can be learned the average she did not see the sigria- signed by Miller and was examining has lalten below 80. which .j bii.u.1, OUT; uiu iivjt. ow ii 1C mgiici' algllim uy AH.lI.lel aUU w, n tiUV hJ; she was assured by Mr. Miss Wood regarding it when court would mean under the, sliding scale "e nao. _.u_.-------1 j_-. SYJStem n flit in inf 17 OJ 'of 17. M per system a cut in wages cent. The Textile Council at ia meeting to- Washington, May wood pulp asked by "high government officials in tinued her testimony today In her suit "'orrow night will consider the situa- _ __ arrange to sign the new Miller that it was genuine The state- adjourned for the day. ment was prepared her request, ssc testified. It declares that Miller was Now York, May C. Wood dem- ana print paper investigating commit- Washington and New York to get pos- for absolute divorce1 from United States tee of the House was furnished a mass of Senator Platt's love letters; Senator Thomas C. Plutt, to whom she agreement, -which is caljed for. nelth- of statistical information'today by the that the papers when obtained were alleges she was married In thia city in cr side having given a necessary six census bureau. On May 6 letters were notj to De B'ven to Senator Platt but 1901. Senator Platt, through his counsel, "-'friths nctice. that a discontinuation sent by the committee to 6932 publi- were to be turned over to "Mr. Loeb contends that no such marriage took is desired. cations having a circulation of 1BOO or in and that when the place and asserts marriage cer- more. Up to last Saturday night 1191 Dlan to B61 Possession of the original tlflcate which, Miss Wood produced in answers had been received and these PaPers failed a scandal was begun in court and cosies of several letters al- The reduction will affect about operatives. Business has been dull in the cloth were turned over to the census bureau the newspapers to force Miss Wood to leged to have been written by the sanator market December, most of the for compilation. Of that number 887 comc to terms. "Wynne, ifirst assist- to Miss Wood are forgeries. The case is mWs running on half or two-thirds were sufficiently complete, to enable Postmaster general, started the made sensational by the fact that Sena- time' The rate ot wages paid, how- the bureau to tabulate the inforrna- 'bal- rolling by getting a New York tor Plait's marriage to Olllan Janeway ever' has been the highest in 40 years, tion; 304-were so defective they could newspaper to print the article as it Of Washington occurred subsequently to the manufacturers under the not be used in tiie table or contained flrst says the statement, the alleged marriage to Miss Wood. Un- agreement not cutting wages In March no information except the answer to which concludes: usual interest is also given to the case the inquiry as to whether the tariff was gotten into thc conspiracy by by Miss Wood's allegation that the let- an-1 April, when thc other Northern mills did. The trade situation ha_9 on wood pulp should or should not be powerful officials who I dared not to teraj ehe claims to have received from somewhat improved this month and it removed. NEARLY CHEATED LAW. Jennie Blunt Inhales Gas In Attempt to Escape 'risdn Sentence. fcfew'York, May Blunt, the young woman, who Monday waa sentenced to four j< ears in the peni- tentiary by Judge Dyke In Brooklyn for shooting Charles M. Sanftprdr a- lawyejr..came very near cheating the law Monday. Slle! was found uncon- scious in her ccjl: in the Raymond street Jail from inhaling illuminating gas. Her .Ufe was saved by the prompt action of a physiciSII who was hukv riedly summoneci. i When Jennie Blunt was sentenced Monday, after a Scathing arraign- ment, she declared that she would kill herself rather than serve the long sentence which had been imposed upon her. Little heed was eiven to thc threat, but early Tuesday when'a ma- tron passed the cell to which the prisoner had- been assigned, she de- tected the odor of gas and began an investigation. When she entered the cell the prisoner was lying on her cot unconscious, k tuba from a. saa jnt clenched between her teeth. A phy- sician succeeded in reviving her and; she was again confined to a-wait re- moval from the jail. i Miss Blunt shot Sanford in a lyn office building last February. Mies Blunt was convicted and in Im-; posing sentence Judge Dyke dp-i nounced her as the worst type blackmailer wljo, fa ling in her at- tempt to extort money would have pursued her vlc-.im to his death. WANTED -O WED NIECE. IK thought more machinery will be in operation next week. It is not known here whether out- side mills will meet the heavy wage Miss cut tnla They reduced wages Rubber Mills on Full Woonsocket. R. T., May nouncement was made today that the Alice mill of the Woclnsocket Rubber 'o., will resume operations on full time displease from a newspaper or political the senator were secured fraudulently Taking New York as an example the standpoint, r consulted Mr. Howe, from her. j table? show that on Jan. 1. 190Y, 106 papers Senator Platt's secretary, frequently John B. Sjtanchfield. counsel for the reported tliat the average price was J2.45 anri acted at all times under the di-; senator, hasj brought out in testimony per hundred. On Jan. 1, 1906, 89 reported of Lcob and Platt." apparent discrepancies between Mist the average as J2.41. On Jan. 1, 1900, 56 Former Postmaster Genera! Robert .Wood's statement tliat she was married 10 rer ceift ear'y ln tne spring and it papers reported it to be S2.35; Jan. 1, 1887, Wyunp is the present American con- to the senator in 1901 and certain other ls that Duslness improves 39 nn average-of Jan. 1, sul general in London. allegations which she is alleged to have they may not find it n  pital by his John P. Thompson, considered to be in a very serious condition. Profes- sor Lee has teen at Bowdoln for 31 years and: s especially noted through his research expeditions in Labrador and South. America. A NATIVE OF MAINEl annual meeting of the Maine Cunard Say" Heart Caused Death o: Gen. C. A. Witttfor. i 19. The officials of Ihe Cunard Steamship Co., state .that the. death of Brigadier General Charles A. Whitt-er, Tt. S. A., retired, which occurred in board the steamship Mau- retalnla on Thursc ay last fluting tne voyage fjom NfwtYork, was due to heart failure. S-inie of the passengers lar.ded here assert that ICCncral was st-teKeh while taking a bati and. that he: accidentally tjrfned. on the hot water ahd.was scaldea. This confirmation. Gen. at native Maine. branch of the Woman's Auxiliary to The Government is the largest In- the Board ot Missions was held at St. dividual purchaser of electric lamps in Cuke's cathedra, at Portland Tuesday Jfte country. It buys .annually. jn connection the 89th annual convention of the Episcopal in Maine which, will be held Wednesday and Thursday. An address was given wh'o RhineUmder of Benjamin G. Ward of Portland by Rev. Philip M. Mass. A GATS Our total Cain in sales for the past two vean far exceeds any preVfous To know tnat you can make a saving on your uniforms by buying of us. call and see the sample at our Augusta Store. The Operating expenses of Colum- bia College tor the present year are I The collection of anthropoid apes in the PaVk Gardens, London, la the finest eVerl brought together. i is t u r ft mlSdtf Maine corporation, said to have in- vestments throughout tbe country as the results of, a bill in equity! hied" by Charles B. Celschlagera, former ident of the .corporation, and other res- idents of Phllacelphia. The headquar- te's of the concern are in Philadelphia. It is alleged in the hill that tbe treas- urer, John C. Carroll, has mismanaged the company and that it is insolvent unless certain assets are immediately made accessible appreciation by the public of what we namely, Quality. Our cigars are liable and are manufactured in the largest and best equipped I- NEWSPAPER NiiWSFAPiiRf   

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