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ginning by the interference of any
one." "Oh oh oh that I should live to
see the day when a child of mine
should say these things to me. Why
don't you let me die why don't you
let me die."
"When is the wedding to be, moth
er," asked Mary's soft voice. "I'll
have to get a new dress. I have noth
ing suitable for a church wedding."
Mother Waverly came out of her
hysterical fit immediately. "But
Mollie said she was not going to have
a church wedding," she said.
"Oh, yes, she is," I asserted, see
ing that Mary had diplomatically said
the right , thing. "She told me last
night at Eliene's that she was going
to let you engineer her wedding to
keep you from thinking how lonely
you would be without her."
Mother Waverly brightened visi
bly. All was not lost if she could
have a big church wedding.
(To Be Continued)
YEAR 1914 BROUGHT A BUMPER
CROP OF SUICIDES
New York, Nov. .24. Along with
other records year 1914 brought a
bumper crop of suicides, according
to F. L. Hoffman, statistician of the
Prudential Insurance Co. Total of
4,982 persons took their lives in 100
cities in this country, rate of 20.3 for
each 100,000 of population. This is
the highest rate since 1909 and third
highest for last 20 years. With 618
suicides the boroughs of Manhattan
and the Bronx have a record of 20.2.
Brooklyn with 234 has a rate of 12.6.
At the top of the list stands San
Francisco with 234 suicides and a
rate of 52.4. Again the figures show
that suicide is committed more fre
quently on the Pacific coast than in
the east, because San Diego, Sacra
menta, Los Angeles and Oakland all
in California follow after San Fran
cisco. In all these cities the rate for
1914 was in excess of their rates for
the previous ten years.
.Three times as many men as worn-
en commit suicide, the figures show,
and the favorite method for men is
STATE HEALTH BOARD TO CON
SIDER BOLLINGER BABY CASE
The right of a physician however
learned to send a human to death
without a trial or chance for a word
in defense will be considered by the
state board of health, which has de
cided to inquire into the death of the
Baby Bollinger died when his pa
rents and Dr. H. J. Haisclden decided
it was so hopelessly defective that it
would be best for it to die and get out
of life's misery.
That Dr. Haiselden has set a pre
cedent that will be followed is shown
by today's news dispatches from New
York. Mr. and Mrs. Jos. & Roberts,
New York, have a "physically defec
tive baby which the doctor wants to
save by an operation. The parents
will not consent to the operation.
The baby is mentally sound.
f Judge Henry Neil, father of Illi
nois' mothers' pension law, in a letter
to The Day Book, asfis: If doctors
are to determine who should die be
cause unfit, what is the line of de
markation between the fit to live and
the fit to die. He asks if doctors by
the same claimed right may not as
well go up the scale of years and kill
grownups who are not perfect
enough to suit their fine sense of phy
sical perfection. -
"JAILS ARE ROTTEN" HEALEY
Chicago Jails are lousey all right
The chief of police admits that some
of them are unfit to house prisoners.
"It is a shame to think that some
of the stations are in use," Chief
Healey said in his address to the Ro
tary club, Hotel Sherman, in which
he admitted that conditions in the
jails were very bad.
This bears out the story, told by
two girls, that lice are so thick at the
S. Harrison, st station that prisoners
can not sleep.
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