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WALKER LOSES PLUCJCY BATTLE
WITH MERCURY POISONING
Another Man Swallows Three Tab
lets He'll Die, Too.
'Macon, Ga., May-22. The plucky
,battle against death which has gained
world-wide admiration for B. Sanders
Walker, the young banker who swal
lowed bichloride of mercury last
Thursday, believing it to aspirin,
ended last night shortly after mid
night with death the victor.
The mistake was not noted until he
developed familiar symptoms of mer
curial poisoning, and then it was too
late for the physicians to stop the
drug from paralyzing his kidneys and
destroying his tissues.
For two days, by sheer will power,
he wound up his business affairs,
said good-bye to his friends, and then
took to his bed, declaring all the
while his determination to live. But
the anguish of stoppage of his diges
tive organs and the constant suffer
ing he had to undergo as the phy
sicians tried to sweat the poison out
of him, made him glad when he knew
the end was near.
Sioux City, la., May 22. Robert
Palmer, a cattle salesman and mem
ber of one of the wealthiest families
in Sioux City, swallowed two bichlor
ide of mercury tablets in a hotel, then
ran to the street, crying, "I've done
it! I've done it!"
A police officer rushed up to
Palmer, but could not prevent him
swallowing another of the tablets
from a bottle he held in his hand.
He had been drinking for several
Physicians say there is no hope of
Palmer's recovery, though he may
Eve for fifteen days.
THE PRIZE IRISH BULL
John J. Sullivan of Cleveland, Pro
gressive national committeeman
from Ohio and former U. S. district
attorney in that state, once had a
friend running for alderman in Can
In looking over the newspaper re
ports after' election he got no
information about how his friend Pat
came out. A few days later he ran
across another friend from Cantdn
"By the way, Mike, how did Pat
run for alderman ? "
"Well, Mister Sullivan," said Mike,
"Pat didn't run near as well as I
thought he would, and, to tell you the
truth, I didn t think he would."
Which gave John Sullivan a very
clear idea of the aldermanic election
in Canton. But. Sullivan told the
story as the prize" Irish bulL
GIRL SAYS SUPT. HEETER MADE
Pittsburgh, Pa., May 22. Mrs.
Alice Wessels, former stenographer
in the office of Supt of Schools S. L.
Heeter, testified today before the
committee investigating the moral
conduct of Heeter that the school
head made improper proposals to her
while she was employed in his office.
Mrs. Wessels had previously made
the same charges in a sworn affidavit
The wqman testified today only on
condition that Heeter i and his attor
ney be at the hearing. Both were
Mrs. Wessels said she testified be
cause she felt it was a duty she owed
the women of Pittsburgh.
CAN STILL RUBBER
' ah a poyrcwo)
We are to have new postal cards.
They'll be ready any day,
And, thqugh their, color will be green,
They'll be read the same old wayi