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"Yes JL read a chapter every night, T
but I lhc5 to read about me as it is
"ved today. I WANT TO LIVE!"
The pathos of it a lump rose in
"Play something for us, Magellen,"
aid the nurse. The girl went to the
uano her room is fitted with book
cases, a player piano and other com
forts. First she played a hymn, then
some ragtime. Her poor, little hands
have already begun to grow shape
less, but she can finger the piano
"You have been here two weeks to
day, Magellen," the superintendent
There was a little catch in her voice
as she said, under her breath: "It
seems like two years."
"There are 3,000,000 lepers in the
world," said Supt McDonough, as he
went back to his office. "And never
was one born in America. Magellen
was born in the West Indies. None
of her people has been known to be
"There are a good many more lep
ers in America than one may sup
pose. You may sit beside them in the
subway or jostle them on the streets
of New York, for the board of health
does not isolate cases of leprosy until
the third or last stage.
"The government has cured 30,
000 lepers in the Philippines with
chaulmoogra oil. We are using this
in Magellen's case.
"The average layman does not
know that the germs of leprosy and
of tuberculosis look so much alike. It
is probable a man who had never seen
a leprosy germ would pronounce it
a tuberculosis bacillus."
All the while the superintendent
was talking so technically of germs I
saw that little, wistful smile. It
haunted me all the way back to New
A bill has been introduced in con
gress asking for an appropriation to
build a- leprosarium for the care of
many lepers said to be in the coun
try. The story tells of one sad case
only one now under government
treatment Ed ito r.
SENATE BRANDEIS PROBERS
ADJOURN NO TESTIMONY
Washington, Feb. 18. Because no
witnesses appeared against Louis D.
Brandeis senate investigating com
mittee today adjourned until Tuesday
forenoon. At that time Austin G. Fox,
att'y for those opposed to Brandeis,
must file with committee formal list
of charges against Brandeis and wit
nesses who he expects will substanti
ate his claim.
While the ostensible purpose of the
meeting is to receive these reports, it
was learned that real aim is to have
committee sit as sort of grand jury on
expected charges. From same source
it was learned that committee will
spend little if any further time listen-
ing to such charges as have been
made in past two or three days.
BELIEVE POISON BOTTLE IN THE
LAMBERT DEATH IS FOUND
Has the bottle which carried death
to Marian Lambert been found?
A bottle found at a Northwestern
railroad crossing, near the scene of
the tragedy has been turned over to
State's Att'y Dady. Neither Dady or
Sheriff Elmer Griffith, who found the
bottle, will talk about it But Griffith
admitted it was probably 2 ounces in
Will Orpet, accused of murdering
Miss Lambert, his sweetheart, bought
a 2-ounce bottle ha Madison the day
he left for his last visit with her in
the woods where she was found dead.
On the face of it it looks like the
bottle which Sheriff Griffith found
might be that which Orpet threw
away while fleeing from his crime.
Action for $25,00 charging slander
brought by Ada M. Cox, against Law
rence E. Bacon, Western mgr. Blake
& Stearns, dismissed by Judge Coop
er in Superior court- on petition of
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