young, strong, full of life, winced
in agony when the first deep in
cision was made. After that he
clenched his teeth, shut his eyes
Dr. Speidel worked quickly,
surely. The young .man's radial
artery was opened at the wrist
and "bound to the vasilic vein
above the elbow of his mother.
In matter-of-fact tones the sur
geon explained to his audience
his method as he deftly linked the
two ductsj very much as a plum
ber would join two pipes.
The son's heart did its duty. It
pumped. And then
As the young blood was trans
fused into the old. veins a flush,
faint at first, appeared in the
mother's cheeks. Slowly, slowly,
the white lips turned red. Slowly,
slowly, the lobes of the ears
showed rosily pink. The lack
luster, eyes opened, and in them
were life and hope. She smiled.
The young heart pumped on.
And as it pumped, the son's face
turned chalky-white. His eyes
It lasted half an hour thirty
minutes, and each an eternity.
"It is over," said Dr. Speidel.
"We were just in time. An hour
later and " He shrugged his
William Bates is back at his
desk, adding up columns of fig
ures m nis ledger, inere 19 a.
bandage round .his wrist, and his
face is a little pale. His mother
is recovering rapidly, and there is,
good reason to hope that she will'
soon yet enjoy perfect health.
THE TRIB'S LITTLE GAME.
The Tribune certainly can
play right smart politics some
times. Only it doesn't always get
away with it.
The Trib has been using up
about 10 columns a day trying to
prove it is progressive and for
Since the Trib is progressive in
national politics, incautious per
sons might suppose the Trib also
would be progressive instate pol
itics. One might suppose this, but
one would be entirely wrong in
supposing anything of the sort.
The Trib is the owner of one
perfectly good, standpat Gov
ernor at the present time. His
name is Deneen.
The Trib wants Deneen and
the Republican state organiza
tion, to the end it may go on run
ning the state and deposing U. S.
senators who will not obey its or
ders'. But Deneen won't come out for
Roosevelt, for the good and sim
ple reason he might lose the state
Republican organization and his
-job if he did.
So here was the Trib in a fine
pickle boosting Roosevelt and
progressismjand tied up with De
neen. - .
Something hadto be done
about it 'Medill McCormick, one
of the publishers of the Trib, did
iMedill called a meeting of pro
gressive Republicans from all
parts of the state.
That meeting issued a call for '
a state convention of progressives
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