The Curtis Courier. (Curtis, Okla.), Vol. 8, No. 52, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 19, 1908 Page: 3 of 8
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HEALTH OFFICER* OF NEW YORK
MAKE AN INVESTIGA-
A Hundred Mllllei* DeMsre *f Candy.
Factory Frlca. Mad* and to B# Made
Ttila Yaar—1.M0 Factories Ergiged
In the Work.
consumers will rue fully 130.000,000 la
excess ol till sum. thw isprsssetlng
lb. proflto ol Jobber* and raUilni.
The manufacture of candies ha»
beiu increasing k‘*P* *ud boundi
for the last three decade* aafU the
total capital iuvested in this business
and value of the finished product have
reached tr- mendotis proj>ortioOf. Aad.
aa candy must be classed as a luxury
pure and simple without *uy beneficial
tffect to the community at large this
increase Is charseterietlc of tho latter
day spirit of the American |*eople.
According to the United State;, cen-
sus figure* the capital Invented In the
manufacture of confectionery waa $*.-
480.S74 in 1SS0. This hr.d Increased
In lttd to $23,326 799. in 1900 to ««.
319,19b and In 1905 to $43,125,408. The
cost of materials used have Increased
from »17.125 775 In 1»8« »® $*1UM»
in 1890. to 135.354.208 In 1900 ard to
$48,810 312 In 1805 The census fiK
ure* report the wholesale value of the
finished product at $25,637,033 in 1**0.
as $55.997101 In 1890, aa $60,645,946 In
1900 and as $87,087,253 In 190a. Thus
in 1908, the estimate of the organ of
the trade In placing the wholesale value
of the product at $100,000,000 la con-
servative. At the present time thero
are approximately 1,500 lactorlea en
gaged In this work.
According to Henry W. lloppa, prea-
Ident of the National Confectioners
association, people in the trade figure
the average value of the finished
product, at the factory at 15 cents a
pound, so that the estimate of »100.-
000,000 pounds of candy, or nearly rs
pounds per annum for every man. wo-
man and child in the United States.
The amount of glucose, paraffine,
cheap flavoring extracts and various
deleterious substances used lu
ducing this output can scarcely h«
guessed at. According to the chem-
ists and health officials paraffine IJ
,TC„vltT.J _______ used even in the most expensive of
contains “any vinous, malt or spnltu chocolates. This is true to t>uth an
oua liquor or compound or narcotic extent lhat ,he purchasers of choco at
drug" and serious penalties are lm- candles annually treat thilr diges
posed for violation of this provision. I org!U1s to several tons of camlios m
which is found in section 7 of the pure ,hlB way. When the Ingredients of a
food and drugs act or June 30, 190<h lan.e proportion of the cheaper ««•* »■
The sanitary code of the local board of ure considered It will be n
---' that the tax on the health of the na.
tion through the consumption of '•indy
is Infinitely greater than the ia\. on
the pocketbooks of the purchasers.
Wives of Gifted Men.
THE WORLD’S CHAM-
PETER ALBEBRTI WINE THE FA
VOR OF THE KINO OF
I deserted him like rats from a sinking
I ship One by one the >apgo*odly
I lastUutlone he had built up crashed
and hi* vile private life cam*- to the
suif.ice. When his arrest waa threat-
ened he walked to the polio, station
ssa r. rrjr‘r *«*2. --a ■-
Dupes the Danish Peaaanta and Get*
Money Frew Government on Worth-
Im gacuritiea—He H d a Dual
Mind—turrendera and Admit* He le
g Common Thief.
M*w York. October S9.—Official! of
the department of health of this city,
and also thooe officials of tho United
states department of agriculture who
are charged with the ecforcemiit of
tha pure food law, have b-en conduct
tag a thorough examination Into the
chargea recently made by officials of
the Woman’s Christian Temiierxnce
Union to the effect that "whisky
drops” In the form of chocolate and
other candles filled with alcoholic llq
uors have been openly on aale here
at places patronised by women and
The charge In question was “rat
brought to the attention ol th-* W. C.
T U. by Mrs. Helen J. Andrus* presl
dent of the New York county branch
of the organisation. Mrs. Andruss. It
seems, had been told by an acquaint
ance that such candles hid been pur
chased by some young gills at a well
known New York confectionery shop.
Then, without further Investigation,
the charge was spread broadcast. Nat
urally, the agricultural department
and health officials were Intensely In
terestej because the pure food law
specifically prohibits the sale of con
fectlonery If among other things. It
police officials thought him crazy, but
he declared: "I am a® more thuu *
common thief and you should have ar
rested me long s«ro "
Undoubtedly Alberti possessed a du-
al ndnd. On the surface he eras u
man of high integrity and of tine per
sonal sensibilities; In secret he waa a
criminal whoso vlllmies sunk him to
tile very depth* of dishonor.
A Statement by Jenkins Halns.
ENTIFIC STUDY OF FIRE
New York. Oct. 30.—Jenkins Halns
has Issued a signed statement defend
mg himself and brother, ami assailing
Claudia and her attorney.
He accuses Claudia* attorney with
an attempt to poison the public mini
against the prisoners and dlsmlsse.
Claudia with this bitter allusion.
“Little can be said regarding thla
woman who is trying to hang her hus-
band, the father of her children, a
poor broken-hearted husband who
went uvad and killed her lover.”
He defends his own part In the
tragedy an.i ridicules the reports pie-
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of health contains,word for word the
same provision, in section 68, subdi-
Inspectors of both the federal and
city departments have been untiring
in their activities iu searching for vio-
lations of these provisions, for manv
months, and the sad of alcoholic filled
candles. It was believed, had been ab-
solutely stamped out. However, thev
took to the trail once more and ascer
Biographers of famons men of letters
pavc lately been unearthing evidence that
Yo t^lonce more and ascer-1 tend* t0
talned that the “whisky This I,as Wen repeatedly -lone
instances of Byron and Shelley,
cnmolftint had been made did
which compiam i ! in the instances oi i»yrou ».....,
contain some sort of a liquid fil ing , through a three-volume
w hich, when analyzed, showed mllsnUy , 5on of Wordsworth’s lettera-many
les ttan one-third ol on- per rent » Iho
According to tho »«''>*>* I" “ nlu, 0, ,hc Utfr l«*t *“
while this was a technical violation o,
the law aand hence a case for reprl
mand, it was clearly not an intentional
case or selling improper candies aa the
percentage of alcohol was almost in
. _ stiu«Mi nKanlntdlir
oi t hem to and about i^oienugo—
abortive genius of the Utter poet was due
not to opium but to an uncongenial wife.
We are told Hist during those years when
posterity has pictured the poet mooning
in iiis study or monologuing to his broth-
. . ............n. «<«»nnTi?hmr ’
percentage of alcohol was al“°^ ‘n of the pen, he wma really‘‘struggling
finitesi-imal and the filling absolut ly ^ ^ tapoi>ibie domestic reli
harmless to consumers.
larmtess t-u uuunuuiv.
Bayard C. Fuller, supervising Inspect-
or of foods of the local health denar’
nient, and Russell Raynor, chief sani-
tary inspector of the same department,
both declare as a result of their iuves
tigatlons that at the preser.t Ume hero
is absolutely no sale of any such can-
dies as those complained against and
they furthermore declare that it any
alcoholic candles were manufactured
or offered for sale, the manufacturers
snnd sellers would be arrested immedi-
ately and subjected to severe penal
Time waa up to the enactment of
tl.e pure food law, that some very ex
pensive candles were manufactured
containing cognac, burgundy, white
wines and whisky. These largely vere
___•> n/\mbinol i(in Ol
to adjust his impossible domestic rela-
l.ous ’ami giving “the marvelous powers
of his mind to the foredoomed task ot
developing in Mrs. Coleridge qualities of
intellect and of temperament which -Na-
ture had denied her.” The stultifying
effect of this association accounts—it is
g;,id—for the fragmentary character of
Coleridge’s productions, this being proved
hv the wonder of work he accomplished
during tho ’‘miraculous year” of h,s
first association with the domestically
l.annonious Wordsworths, particularly
with Dorothy Wordsworth, whose letters
ar0 by far the most charming In this
collection. The mills of the gods keep
grinding, and by and by somebody will bo
r.ving us Mrs. Coleridge’s side of the
matter as was done in the case of Jennie
! Carlyle—and another light will be hashed
Copenhagen. Oct. 27.—Denmark has
just awakened to the enormity and au
daclty of the high finance career of
peter Alberti, former uilulater of Jus^
tlce, now awaiting tiial on charges o.
fraud Involving $7,100,000 which A1
b*rtl la alleged to have stolen during
The Danes call him the "world s
champion grafter,” and his life story
li a romance unrivaled In fiction.
Possessed of unusual natural bril-
liancy, Alberti misused his talents. Uy
his brutal, deoeltful and eclflsh tend
encles he lost to himself what might
have been the great,*t fame of a na U:,Kedy and naicu.es ,»■ >......
tlon. He sprung from a family of the tui tng him as a seafaring bully,
middle class, his father being a lawyer 8ayS;
who wna best known tor bis honesty
and fine personal characteristics. The
son was educated In the law in th<
University of Copenhagen, and while
there waa recognized as an unusually
Intellectual fellow, but one with low
As a mere boy he eurued distinction,
dazzling the courts with his powers of
oratory and keen legal insight. Alber
tl, up to his 35th year, however, bad
an unenviable reputation as a roue.
He made a practice of preying upon
women of the lower classes.
Gradually his forms of dissipation
became a horror to those who knew |
He married tho daughter of a rich ,
merchant, but she divorced him within j
two year* charging him with almost
unbelievable conduct. He had cuffiei
ent power to beep out of prison,
though bis crimes against women were
Eventually, however, Alberti dlscon
tinued bis associations with the low
element, but began a systematic rob-
bery of the masi-es of Denmark, lie
undertook the management of the eZe-
land Peasants Savings bank and es-
tablished a flee Insurance company.
He dealt almost entirely with the poor.
Later he founded an association for
the exportation of butter, and soon
controlled that staple in the country.
He thrust him, elf forward into the
first rank of commercial society, was
elected to the parliament and was
finally appointed minister of Justice.
At the mountain top of his career his
perverse nature asserted Itself and he
used bis office and his financial pow-
ers to destroy his peasant victims, lit-
erally plundering thousands of cred-
It Is said for fifteen years bis av
erage annual income from swindling
operations has been $500,000. Ho
bought an influential newspaper which
he used to cover his crimes.
He married a second time a woman
who had begun life as a barmaid, and
at her gorgeous social gatherings Al-
berti exploited his power and gathered
about him men and women of the
greatest Influence In the country.
Extremely astute In the management
of the affairs of others, it is a strange
fact that Alberti’s crimes were clum
ally conducted, he relying upon pure
bluff to escape detection. For in
Tens will Be of Great Value t* the
Engineering Profession and tho Pub-
l|0_Will Detormino tho Standard
for m Good Brick.
„,ua0 ------------ # upon the question of blame.-Mary E.
used for dinners as a combination of Jlryan> in Thc Uoine Magazine,
liqueur and confection. The idea waa
Imported from Europe, where candles
of this character have a decided
vogue. Immediately on the enactment
of th epure food lawi however, accord-
ing to department officials and con
fectioners, the manufacture of candiec
of this sort came absolutely to a stand
still, as no manufacturer would risk
the penalties Involved.
Except in the case of filled candies,
which are no longer made, it Is abso-
lutely impossible for any o mfectionerv
to contain alcohol, as the boiling pro
cess used In the manufacture ahso
lutely eliminates by evaporation any
trace of alcohol that might form a
constituent part of the ingredients
An example of the enormous sums
which the American people sp-nd an-
nually for luxuries Is shown by the
statement in the current number of
the Confectioners’ and Bakers' Ga-
zette to the effect that the wholesale
value of the candy output of the Uni
ted States for the current year will
exceed $100,000,000. The cost to the
••I never have been a beachcomber.
1 do not know what a beachcomber la
"It Is useless to deny that I SB
amazed at being In Jail charged with
murder. 1 am amnzod n« R»® wonder-
ful description of myself given b>
Mrs. llains’ attorney.”
Jenkins declared that the uncompli-
mentary tribute* to him were Instl-
ated by ibe attorney who told him
recently that he would “wade through
blood to Ka*1' h,s ends.
“My friends are astonished nt the
turn of affairs and lost In wonder at
the depth of crime which is P<’ f'lo
,o he committed by ft desperate attor-
| ney under the name of the law. My
family was Just n Utile bit proud of
me. 1 have never don a single Bilng
I |n all my life that they have not ap
• Kor the past fifteen years I have
contributed more marine and nauti-
cal literature to tho world than any
living roan in the United States; ray
life has been that of a recluse find a
student and my works have been
adopted by tho public schools in many
“Most of them have been adopted
by the United States navy as a stand-
aid and much of ray work translated
Into other languages.”
It is reported that the captain will
possibly be examined by a lunacy
A Cannibal Story.
.Times Tl. Birch has organized in New
Yoik a new club, the Circumnavigators.
Xo one who lias not made a complete cir-
cuit of the world is eligible for member-
Mr. Birch, a great travelor, says the
Burlington llawkoye, "as talking about
tiavoi. The cannibalism that once pre-
A-Uled among the South Sea islanders
suggested a cannibal story to him, and
“A man once went to thc circus. Near
the main entrance to the circus there was
•i side show, and a vast and brilliant oil
painting portrayed in all its horror, ft
cannibal feast—corpses cooking over tires,
„Uoe natives squatted in a circle, hold-
ing to their mouths grilled forearms,
hands and such like delicacies. A gen-
uine cannibal, the poster said, was to be
Paying a dime, the man ontered. The
1!" hr*. «L. Hi- —««-...
stance, wueu , uis teeth were tiled,
lugs bank in which he was interested v .th a a rnan of markedly
were questioned Alberti simply Issued
__^4 wore worth
Tho Heavenly Bate.
Mrs Ardsley Van Twlller, hearing .
a great commotion in her drawing- I
room, hastened in and found two ma.ds
brandishing du.t-cloths and shouting
shrill contradictions at each other n
front of a little copy of Rnphae’s
“Katie! Katie!” she cried . “What
, is the matter?
“Oh, ma’am, excuse me,” Katie apol-
ogized, though there was a gleam of
triumph in her eye. "’Tis only Ro-
rle ma’am. You know she’s only In
the country this two weeks, and she’s
so green ’tis provoking. She Bays
tblm two in the picture is bats, and
I’m correcting her; they’re twins.
How He Figured It.
“Howard says he haa four moth-
“How does ho make it out?
| “Own, God, step, and in-law."—Har-
ere questioned Alberti simply is u< ,11 , rnment and he gazed ut
a statement that securities were worth rehg.ous tom,* ament, an
$2,000,000. and no one asked to see the the cannibal ».t horror
securities or asked any further ques
tions, but when the final crash came
the paper was almo t worthless.
One of his nervy coups was when he
persuaded the government to loan his
bank $500,000 on security that was
practically worthless. It lias come out
that Alberti squandered this half mil-
lion dollars in a fow months to gratify
personal desires of a sordid order.
Alberti enjoyed the most intimate
friendship of tho king and rrinccs oi
tho royal family. At all times he. was
admitted freely to the royal circle as
an honored guest.
A Copenhagen newspaper, the Polltt.
ken published a fierce attack upon Al-
berti’s financial structure a few
‘ ‘Is this really a cannibal?’ lie asked
I lie showman.
* ‘You bet he is,’ tho showman an
s.vjred. ‘Do you know how ho was cap
lured? That great living curiosity "u»
captured, sir, in the act of boiling an
a-md Baptist minister over a slow firo.
“ ‘Then convert him,’ thc visitor cried.
•Oh, my friend, why don’t you convert
him?’ . , ,ie
Tho showman made a gesture of dis-
gust. . _
n < Convert him!* he said. Do yo
think the puhlic would pay a dime a bead
to see a Christian?’ ”
So Would Others.
US. financial ..ruemm . Iew | 'ZJJTJEZ
months »no ... of th. .nmon c nr» U. -*“2“* left him .
At the request of federal officials In
charge of the con traction work of th*
government, which now amounts to
more limn $40,o«0.o00 annually the
United State* geological survey,
through Its technologic branch, has
taken up a general Investigation of the
clay* st’d day products of the coun-
try. A ceramic B<*ction has been Cro-
at, d with A. V. Uleinluger of Cham-
paign. Ill-, as ceramic chemist.
Government engineers startled At
the enormous Iosmh from flro In this
country and the consequent destnw
th>n of valuable uatural resources,
have been endeavoring for sonm time
to learn more ubout the fire resisting
qualities of structural materials, not
only to stop the present waste, but
■l-o to preserve if possible the wan-
ing timber supply. It was for this rea-
son that the government a few years
ago took up a scientific study of cou-
crete, which is now being exton
sively used In government construo-
Clay products, such as hollow tile,
lire proofing terra cotta, enameled
brick and glased tile play an Import-
ant part in modern fire proof build-
ings and these are to ho tasted for
the different construction bureaus of
the government. This will Insure th*
highest quality of ware obtainable In
tho Industry lor the government build-
ing. A series of teste will also bo
conducted with bricks In order that a
standard may be arrived at for the uso
of the engineers in the future.
Mr Blelninger, the clay export, 1*
one of the leading authorities In his
Hue In the United States. In outlin-
ing his work, he said: "The coming
tests, although conducted to meet the
needs of the government, will he of
great value to tho engineering profes-
sion and the public for the result*
will bo obtainable by anyone sufficient-
ly Interested to ask for them.
“An Important phase of the work
will lie the determining of a standard
for a good brick. We shall study the
relation between the crushing
ntrength of commercial bricks and
their porosity, the object being the
establishing of a technical definition
for a good building brick, thus enab-
ling engineers and builders to reject
poor materials and encouraging the
manufacture of well made and burnt
bricks. At the present time we do not
Know the difference between a good
aud a bad brick. Another feature of
the work will consist in evolving
standard tests of clays for the pur-
pose of determining the ubo to which
they are best suited, thus assisting In
development of the clay re>ource» of
tho country and avoiding the great
money losses caused by 111 advised in-
vestment In low grace clay properties.
\n examination of many failures of
new clay enterprises may frequently be
traced back to a mistake made in the
selection of the clay deposit.
"Strange as it may Feemi, we do not
fully understand such familiar proper-
ties as the plasticity of clay; neither
is the nature of the various grades of
clay clearly understood.
"Another phase of the work deals
with the general manufacturing prob-
lem. I might mention the important
question of ’white wash’ appearing on
brick walls, a difficulty causing sert-
I ous annoyance and loss to manufactur-
ers and users of bricks by marring the
beauty of many structures.
“The clay industry la one of tho
most Important In the country. Last
year the value of such products
amounted to $149,697,000, a gain of 14
per cent over the previous year. We
are slowly realizing that It Is not
necessary to Import clay or clay pro-
ducts from Europe. Au American man-
ufacturer has demonstrated that ho
can make as fine china aand porcelain
as any one In tho world. We import
the finer grades of glass, but this Is
unnecessary. We have the silicates
here. The best cut glass In the worldi
is made iu the United States.
Will she wed him or won’t she?
Mias Elkins ought to say;
If the juke ain’t her beau,
She should tell him to g<9,
oi the savings bank. Alberti was’ "I don't«are -jj; “Run along, roll your hoop.
«..»« by th. .turl, *"h h1". l
from the cabinet. His former friend: ■ .dork. —The Delineator
hiving given the newspaper secret In- little l*by sister,
formation as to the >1“ «Ids?t care nothing about the baby,’’
r>f the savings hank. Albert! was *.
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