Oct. 13, 1907 (Sunday)
IT WAS A BIT MORE CUMBERSOME THAN A SIMPLE WIRE TRANSFER: People in Chicago got an up-close look at money being HAULED LIKE HAY through the city streets yesterday, according to today's New York Times. When the Commercial National Bank (shown above -- not sure it it's the new or old building) moved into its new building at Adams and Clark streets in Chicago, about $7 MILLION in ts vaults had to make the trip in broad daylight. About 200 CLERKS and 50 PINKERTON GUARDS -- "armed to the teeth," according to the Times -- were on hand. Wagons carrying $250,000 in grenbacks and gold with each load had to make the trip many times. The Times says,
The spectacle of money being carted through the streets like so much hay or sand drew immense crowds.
COULD THIS BE A CURE FOR CANCER? Dr. de Kating Hart, an Irish surgeon, reported yesterday that the electrical treatment known among Paris surgeons as fulguration has cured a woman suffering from cancer. The report comes from Paris' Borca Hospital, according to today's New York Times, which spells the hospital's name as Droca.
More than 50 surgeons heard a report about the procedure. They examined the female patient BEFORE and AFTER the treatment and pronounced her totally cured. The woman was treated with "high-frequency sparks" for about a half an hour for an advanced cancerous growth. The sparks came from a current that ranged from 60,000 to 120,000 volts.