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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. MONDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1911.
Published Dally ana Weekly at 1624
Second avenue. Rock Island. Ill En
tered at the postoffice as second-class
nock Island Member of the Associate
BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
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Telephones in all departments: Central
Union. West 143 and 1145; Union Elec
Monday, October 9, 1911.
Uncle Ike Ster
i,ui:3uu la luug ua ions
green, but short on memory.
A peace conference is being held in
Rome. Significant place just now.
rr TViir.tr .
n j ja ..
and watch his detractors
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Pr.fr,,. tn nBi 1,. ... u - '
c."rs uiiiuou uiuVrfii aa cl Eta-
son of Caruso.
Taft may recover readily, says tha
New York World, by sending some
guiity trust magnate to jail.
No democrat who has ever followed
William Jennings Bryan can ever fol
low William Randolph Hearst.
It appears to be finally decided that
Maine went prohibition. There is lets
of dry humor about those dorvn east
President Taft says the anti-trust
law must be enforced, though the big
corporations always looked at it as cf
the nature of a comic supplement to
the Congressional Record. ,
There is a great deal of talk in the'
papers nowadays about politics in Pan-j
ama. It is hard to believe they have' 12, 1911, and in force July 1, 1911. sacred. She feels the hand of God up
any left down there, since the frank ! Said election ?hall be held for the.on her. She wants His blessing upon
admissions made by Colonel Roosevelt : purpose of submitting to a vote to the I her, and upon the step that she and
have been published. electors of said city, an ordinance j the man are taking. She trembles a
! passed by the city council on the 'little as she thinks of the future and
A fraction of the rcnublican nrps? nf !
the P'ouruei.th congressional district '
has become peevish this early In the :
game, anent the discussion of possible i
candidates for the republican con-re-1
eional nomination to succeed James '
McKinncv Tho result of it is that
the rten,.rnin nrM,
ly to task for paying any attention to
the subject and informed that the re.
- j .vD '"IVV U I
publican party is capable of taking
care of iu own aff.:irs in bindling the
6ituaiion. Still, it is just possible that
the democratic party may have some
thing to do wi.h the outcome, and fur
ther on that the vott rs i:i general of the
district may take upon themselves the
right of having Foniething to say on
the subject. Stranger things have
The Voiee rf Morguij.
"Investigations hurt business,
wails the Nov York Sun.
ness proceed unhampered.
is its cry.
The Sun is now the organ of J. Pier- j ances and apparatus therewith and aeroplane. Before he flew from Lon
pont Me.ian et al., and it is entirely , maintain the same through, under, j don to Manchester a year ago one
possible that its wailing means noth- j over and along the streets, avenues, sceptic declared that he was ready to
ing more than that Morgan and his 'and other public places in said city," bet 1.000,000 the" thing could not be
pan? bate to be dit.tiiri.ed in their pit- j wju be submitted to a vote of the elec- done. When the greatest altitude at
,ase people. ! tors of said city. Said last ordinance j tained by the heavier than air ma-
- i was filed in the office of the city chine was 500 feet it was asserted by
ProUM-tiim IUxwts I'riees.
The T'nited States is :;u the only na
tion suffering from excesshe protec
tion. Th'' riuid protective policv of
Germany, ti c ::!; not tn-arly so drastic
as that of the i'tuted States, had so in
creased the cost of living as to compel
tne most I'evcie cci-nonuci on i
of the us -,,, earners. The f.ini!ies of
the :r.::.-.-: s ear
of me::!. :ors,-
d the luxury t
''en .'I'.' is. are
for con?:! rn p- ;
kiiied in !ari;e
tio:i as foo l.
Kenyon !'r.grosive-Kea tionary. j
Ti e only remittent republican Pro-j
greffive who per.i.-tt; iu declaring that
ian o-.-i.-u iii r-ucceeu ninueii as presi
dent i" Senator Kenyon of Iowa. This
senator, it wjii be recalled, was cne
of the famous family cf republican
"triu-t busters," and as such drew!
down one of the f mo.z fees which Mr. j
Wickersham disbursed with such a!
lavish hard. i
Could it bo that the fact that Sena-1
tcr Kenw n was on the Taft payroll, j
has anyti.ing to do v It h his regular-!
Mure i J.iHr;:'-ir
The com cf i .-a: :
dit-tri t-ut. j a::: u:j
ly, averages f ; ',
v. : 1 . ;
:t t:; Jay, u :
t :e peop.e i:c iier.ii
p.T lan.ily or ono
v"ct .'f living,
roved, aad water
't'icped, the annual
rate a'ono would
'uaa o'e-haif billion
iiiiru oi ;:;e i . :
With riwi-r- .;:
savir.g in fri f ;:.t
amount to n.ore
dollars per e i: .
The akes-toih -c f .: .ep waterway
route shou-d be tb.e m;ua -.vaterwy
trunk line f.rst Lui'.t. ar.u is of more
Importance to the p. - i-e of the inter
ior of the Fulled States, numbering
more than 0..:-."'.i'.-.- than is the Pan
The purpose cf the assoc'ir.
u is to
build this I4-:cot waterway ca:;ai
Chicago the gulf, la order to reduce
lhe cost cf transportation aiiJ icreae
ihe production cf the comc:oiiti3 of
...e u cue liitf i iji niti-., uju
:i.c resources as co ether pr
Lnvcmmt would bri.-i. about.
:r-ress is tnorouga.y aroused to
.wtion and indications are that,
the scheme as a whole, will he approv
ed by the next cession of congress. It
is necessary, however, for another big
demonstration on the part of the peo
pie of the Mississippi valley to show
congress that the project has the unit
ed support of the people of the United
The next convention will be held at
the Auditorium, Chicago, October 12,
13 and 14.
BARBER IS TIPPED
S20 BY J. P. MORGAN
Financier Then Attends Luncheon
for 14 Where Guests Are
Worth Half Billion'.
Lenox, Mass., Oct. 9. J. Pierpont
Morgan felt so chipper after "Bernie"
Duclos had tilted up his barber chair
here and dabbed a bit of talcum pow -
der on the financier's countenance,
. . . v , , ., . .
that he broke into a smile, picked a
yellow-backed $20 bill from his
, pocket and handed it to Duclos, ay -
,n iri rhoc-rr vniro-
j ..Kppn th rhanM.
shave I've had in a year."
' Then the banker, who is not at all
j noted for saying sunny things to
plain folks and whose friends never
i i, v j . v vv,f
' . ,
j any exaggerated extent, stepped
! lightly out of the door of the barber
shop into a big touring car that wait
1 fr in n-.!ntM he ,-
ifh euPRt of honor at a snecial lunch-
eon given by Charles G. Lanier, the
New York banker, at the Lanier
Villa. There were 14 at the table
and it was remarked by outsiders
that in an emergency the diners
could dig up a half billion dollars if
they felt like doing so.
Notice is hereby given
: Tuesday, the 31st day of October,
J iDll, in the City of Rock Island, in
the County of Rock Island, and State;
of Illinois, an election will be held in!
pursuance of and subject to the pro-
visions of the act entitled "An act
to provide for the incorporation cf riaee entirely carnal. . minister has the right to refuse to
cities and villages," approved April I Therefore is it not fitting that God's i perform a marriage ceremony when his
10, 1S72, and in forc July 1, 1S72, : earthly representative should have a j conscience, if consulted, does not sanc
and all acts amendatory there- j hand in it? . j tion it. And even though his wife may
to, including one approved March Almost every woman prefers to have (not have as many new bonnets as she
f, 1910, and in force July:
1, 1 1 and another approved May .
Cta da' of Jul" 1911, and repassed;
and reaffirmed Sept. 25, 1911, en-
titled "An rdinance supplementary
to an ordinance entitled, an ordinance
K'villK Perulission lo the Central Un -
lcm Telephone company, its success-
ors or assils to construct and mam-jcail
'tain telephone lines in the City of:
. ,,J T,1 J .1.1
"ol Vblu"' " h "u n xl i,V
Pe to -bmld conduits tunnels, lat-
! erals'and an underground system and
to erect poles and string wires and
maintain fhe same over and under
the public highways, avenues and al
leys in the said city."
Also at said election, another or
dinance entitled "An Ordinance grant- j
ing permission to the Tri-City Auto-,
matic Home Telephone Co., its sue-
cessors or assigns, to construct,
tain and operate a Telephone Ex -
change in the City of Rock Island,
linois, and for that purpose to build
conduits, erect noles. Dlace cables. I
br.si-ivvjres and fixtures therein and there-
, on and connect the necessary aunll-1
clerk on the 9th day of August, 1911. !
Alio at said election the propose ;
tion for the passage of an amendment
to be known as Section 11 of the ordi-
nance entitled salccns, providing for; future of aviation. Every day there j son; at Glen, where I stopped to make
increasing the drcm shop license to ; is a greater achievement, a new won-j repairs, it was on the top of a moun
cr.e thousand ($1,000.00) dollars per ! der, and skepticism has another fall. J tain 1,250 feet high. At Cold Spring,
year, will be submitted to the electors. To our way of thinking the feat urv across from West Point, I had to climb
The polling places for this election ' of Harry N. Atwood's serial flights; the side of another mountain, and
will be as given below. In designating I from St. Louis to New York is not the landed right plump on the top ledge
the polling places, the street numbers j record claimed for him of the longest1 with only a ten minutes' supply of
are used for convenience in locating j cross-country performance, it is the. fuel."
the polling rlaces of the respective ; easy control of the machine which The Boston expert has made flying
voting precincts at this election and j be displayed, and his confidence in it, I easy for himself even with the aero-
any vote r desiring to cast his vote at ' that was never misplaced. Mr. At
this election must be a qualified voter j wood rises in his aeroplane and pur
of tiie prec inct. j sues his journey very much as a chauf-
The r oiling places of said election i feur gets into an automobile, turns on
will be as follows:
1st Precinct Yoh's barber shop.
2nd Precinct C2S Eighth street.
Srd Precinct 1014 Third avenue.
4th Precinct Store building, Ninth
street and Ninth avenue.
5ih Precinct County jail building.
Cth Precinct 1434 Seventh avenue.
7th Precinct 11C1 Fifteenth street.
Sth Precinct 1914 Third avenue.
9:h Prtcinct Kate Byrnes' barn on
Nineteenth street between Sixth and
10th Precinct Hose house on Twen-
ty - s
ll:U Precinct Schinid's grocery, S23
Tv. i iiiitth street.
llith Pre". iuet Hose Louse on Twenty-six'
Iliih Pttcinct 709 Twenty-sev-snih
sil t et.
14-.ii rrtcitict 2110 Fifth avenue.
li.h Preeiiict 510 Fcrty fifth street, i
lC.h Pre cine! r.annr.n's r.aint shon
r.n Foartpelith avoinn hf!w.P7i Thirtv. !
eighth ind Thirty-ninth streets.
Which election wiil be opened at
seven (7) o'clock In the morning and
continue open until five (5) o'clock In j
tht? evening of that date. j
at Rock Island. 111.. thi3 26th i
eptcmber, A. D. 1911.
M. T. RUDGftEN',
tret?, yoa hnow. cet now
year tat. parasol, everc-
makes the-m all Itself.
NOT MADE IN HEA
A Boston minister says that mar-
riages are never made la heaven,
and that couples are never actually
l joined by the hand of God. He add3
! tbat his conscience has often troubled
ihim when he has performed the mar-
i twu-j , UJ ii vco uvt
that the Bible authorizes ministers to
junite peop:e in marriage. and" thai a
minister perforins a sacrilege when 13
j presumes tD serve as the hand of God
in wedding people.
It is very true that marriage in this
country is recognized only when it has
itne iaw s sanction. Marriage is
,:a. religious hut a civil affair. W ithout
j the authority of the law a minister
could not perform a legal marriage
l ceremony. A justice of the peace can,
a w imormai worub, ma.e
marriage as o.nuing as iue ukj,. BUi-
eon ana elaborate oi cnurcn cei emuii- m". nut yiucii) mimiiug ma mio
Nevertheless, I am going to taKe! A minister who can be coerced by
exception to the Boston l.niiisor'.-; ; a big fee, is not acting as the hand of
itrttement that 'marriages are not! God. A minister who joins an unthink
made in Heaven. ing young girl to an old man; or a
It is apparent that a good many fresh and healthy young woman to a
are not and some. Indeed, seem to j man whose evil life is stamped upon
have been hatched in the other place, his face; or those whom disease has
! according to the divorce court record?
j But the true marriage, w
; genial souls unite, and wt
lives are merged, willingly enduring
all things just to be together surely
such a marriage is heaven-sanctioned
by the creator. Seldom is any mar-
her marriage ceremony presided over '
by a minister. To her the occasion is '
its tremendous responsibilities
knows that they two are but human
j after aji, an(i that there will be times
i when it will give them courage to
, know that there is one watching over
j them a higher power upon which they
lean when SOrrow comes and upon
Atwood, Air Pioneer
(From the New York Sun.)
Harry-N. Atwood. who has found j
I.. . . , . T i
iiiis wav iijiuuu me air irjiu iL. ljoius
" - .i - ;
to New ork, via Chicago, living at the
rate of 45 miles an hour, says he be-;
mam-ilieves "the possibilities of the plane I
j are unlimited, positively unlimited."
Il-jMr. Atwood is young and enthuniastic,
: but who shall say he Is wrong? M.
Louis Paulhan. the French aviator, ad-
monishes prophets to be careful not to
set a limit to the tserformauces of the
another wiseacre that no aeroplano
would ever be motored to 5,000 feet;
the record is now 11,000 feet. So it
will not do to be dogmatic about the;
the power and rolls away with no mis- j chanical flight who understands the
givings about his security or any doubt j vagaries of the uncharted airr And this
that he will reach his destinati6n. i young man has been driving an aero
Other American aviators, and most j plane a matter of three months and
European, have been satisfied to make j but recently he secured his pilot's li
Eights between one city and another cense!
Won: an and
(From tlie New York World.)
i i will iiicr tiaiui ui jju i lUiriiL ui iiic
: Pennsylvania railroad comes a re-;
port that most of the accidents suffer
i ed by women in rail way stations and
, in getting on or off trains are due to!
I tit f-h-h chAc: nr t n hnr.li'o tlirrc 1
We have here another evidence of
I one of the most perverse of
j feminine peculiarities. Women seem
.i"' .la,,. ,.ul,u CCC1U i
incapable of learning
1ULlit"lule ul '"'" "uv lu l"ue
tceir dress to r;t tne tning they are
go,CS to d-
No man would wear a
dancing pump or a dres3 shoe to take
a walk on BroadwaJ- or to make a rail
way trip. He will change his shoes if
he is going to play golf, and would j
change them again If he were going i
duck shocting. But a woman will !
wear high-healed bottinc3 at home and
abroad, in town and country.
parlor and cn the street,
i fine authority says that "women will
follow style regardless of life and
limb." Such a devotion' would not be
' without merit !f the style were well
cbosea - But sho-il they stick to ;
style cf shoes when they have '
For all this the minister stands. He
is but an agent, but he embodies the
The marriage, in its truest sense, Is
, . , , ,.. . '
made without him and without the law
Uhicn authorizes him to perform
the ceremony. But the minister Is our
1 appointed representative of God. With
I all his human failings, we have set
him apart as something a little near-
er to the thrnna th,n th r.st of n
, - '
And while the police court judge can
: give society's unction to a marriage.
there is something more in the bles3-
! irg that a minister pronounces over a
j man and woman who have just been
But just because he acts as God's
representative, the minister has a
greater responsibility in making a
1 marriage, than the layman authorized
j to perform a civil ceremony.
me minister wno joins in marriage
j . w - -'"6-
claimed; or those plainly unfit for
each other or those who marry solely
for worldly, reasons such a minister
is not exercising his conscience and so
is not acting with the courage that
the Lord's ordained should show.
Because of his sacred profession a
deserves, the minister who really lives
up to his holy calling will refuse to
profit by fees from marriages that he
cannot feel in his heart have some
thing holy about them.
There are many such conscientious
ministers, and when one such blesses
a newly-married couple it is indeed a
heavenly blessing. And It would be a
sordid world if there were not a great
many of these ministers to act as
God's hand for the many who need
that living evidence of His care and
love for all of us.
after the most elaborate preparations
and with marked trepidation. One
v eu-iuu n American airman once
eaid that he and his associates would
they can rely In times
all be kiied if they continued to make
ascents. .Mr. Atwood does not take
this view of the matter, and obvious-
ly he feels at home in the air. To
him the aeroplane is a way train as
well as an express train of the air. He
has no difficulty, as a rule, in taking to
the skies, following or changing his
course, or alighting on the earth. Of
his experiences in this remarkable
jaunt he says:
"My only trouble, in all the 1,265
miles was a stalled motor. Think of
the spots where I landed. At Lyons,
N. Y., it was on top of a hill; at Am
boy, west of Syracuse, it was in a
marsh ; at Fort Plain it was in
rocky meadow, upon the top of
mountain; at Castleton it was on
steep slope along the bank of the Hud
plane in the experimental stage.
When he says that its possibilities are
unlimited, he is looking into the future
as a student and practitioner of me-
tsuch a variety of hats? Why should.
i the ghoes have such narrow heels
when the hats have such wide brims?
Ada Men are slow! It took him
WO ours .to Prr?e to.. P.e
last night Flons And how long did It
; take yon to accept him, dear? Ada
Jnst two seconds
Is in Demand
Orvce Tried Always Used
9r WJtCAJ M. SMITH
rpHE summer birds have flown away.
Their loss rs will not feel
Bo Ions a birds of winter stay
to gTace an evenlcs meal.
We liked to hear their pretty song.
Serene and clear and sweet.
But better still wa like the cons
That tells us when to eaC
When they were nesting in the trees)
And raising fluffy young
It was a Joy to catch the breeze
That bore the songs they sung.
Such joys, we own, can never cloy.
And naught can break the spell.
But now it is a greater joy
To see them basted well.
The feathered songsters had their day.
And all the summer long
They whtled the sunny hours away
With chirping and with song.
But now we strike the other brand.
A fatter, fairer crew;
They do not sing to beat the band.
And feathers are taboo.
We would not harm the ones that filled
With melody the sky
Or wish a single one were killed.
They were too small to fry.
Their song with eagerness we heard;
But. coming down to earth.
The turkey is a rare old bird
And has them beat for girth.
Had a Kick.
"How are the
"Then what is
' B e c a u se he
cannot pull them
out all cleaned
"Tie must have led a fast life."
"I never hoard it."
"But I have the evidence on him."
"What's the nature of it?"
"Positive and clear. When he mar
ried his wife they were about the same
"What of It?"
"He is ten years older now."
"I am going to do that tomorrow."
"But tomorrow never comes."
"Are you sure of that?"
"1 wish you could convince the man
who holds my note due tomorrow."
"I suppose your party Is always
"Then you believe in reciprocity?"
"Sure! What is it?"
"Myra is always doing something to
"Yes; she likes to look pretty."
"I know. She always did strive
after the impossible."
"Bess is a nice girl."
"And entirely without vanity."
"now do you know?"
"She always eats onions."
"John has another suit."
"No; breach of promise."
Had Found It.
You don't know what trouble is."
"Don't I, though? I have just bought
a secondhand auto."
A hit he made, for, it appears.
Each day their love grew riper.
For he could wipe away her tears
He was an engine wiper.
It sometimes happens that a man
shows his best business judgment
when he marries.
Tell the first man you meet how well
he wears his clothes and see how
pleased he will be.
When your boy gets licked you are
always sure in your secret soul that
the other boy was bigger.
A man hates gossip, but when his
wife goes to the church social he is
always curious to know whether she
will find out what Green paid for his
When a man who Is always going to
do something wonderful really does it
his friends are so surprised that they
forget to say "I told you so."
A mean way to get even with a ;
quick tempered man is to get him boil-
Ing mad Just as the preacher is com j
leg to call.
A mlddl sged woman can never see
why a girl .sn't satisfied with a home
Happiness consists largely In believ
ing that all the plums you can't shake
down are bitter.
It is a smart boy who can kep his
small sister from finding out where he j
spends his Sunday evpiinzs. j
Hoarseness In a child subject to j
croup la a sure Indication of the ap- )
proach of the disease. If Chamber- ;
Iain's Cough Remedy is given at or.ee !
or even after the croupy cough has ap
peared. It will prevent the attack, i
Contains no poison. Sold by all drug- i
A Contemptible Trick B. P. A. Mitchel.
Copyrighted. 1911, by Associated Literary Bureau.
left an orphan when I was a very
little girL I was brought up by a
maiden aunt, a woman of considerable
brain and will power. I had hardly
been settled in her house before she
laid out a course for me to pursue.
"I shall give you a good education,"
she said, "and an education Is a foun
dation on which a woman may build a
career as well as a man. I'm not going
to educate you that you may occupy a
subordinate position in some man's of
fice; not going to make a stenographer
of you to take down some man's dicta
tionno man ever dictated to me. I
shall give you a profession. But when
you have been graduated I shall expect
you to practice. It is not my Intention
to spend money on you to be thrown
away. I don't rropose that after giv
ing yon a profession some man shall
come along, talk a lot of nonsense to
you and render all I have spent on you
abortive. If a woman is going to be a
lawyer or a doctor she must begin by
putting nil notions of love end mar
riage out of her head."
Considering that my aunt made this
announcement to me when I was but
twelve years old. It Is not to be ex
pected that it made any other impres
sion on me than that I was to follow
the path she laid down for me. It evi
dently did not occur to her that I was
rather young to agree when grown to
place myself In opposition to nature's
laws. Nevertheless, she accepted my
promise that I would repay her kind
ness in educating1 me by making my
self the olei mnid she was herself and
spend my life listening to people tell
about their aches and pains Instead
of hearing the prattle of my own chil
dren. Nevertheless, my aunt was a good
womr.n despite her crankiness. She
took admirable care of me. and when
I became eld enough to choose a pro
fession I selectee! medicine. My aunt
died shortly after I had receiveil my
diploma and left me n legacy sufficient
to give me n start in my profession.
The Inst thing she said to me was:
"Remember your promise. You will be
sorely tempted because you are very
pood lookintr. Men will try to draw you
away from the path of duty, but you
must not listen to them. What they
will want of you is to make you a
slave. Be constantly on your guard."'
As to the temptation, my aunt was
My being thrown into a field of la
brr where I met many men, some of
whom were intelligent and attractive,
was probably the cause of my receiv
ing a number of proposals. But I set
myself resolutely to carry out my
aunt's intentions regarding me, feel
ing bound iu honor to do so. I re
fused all my suitors, devoting myself
exclusively to my practice. I found
it impossible to keep the fact that I
was pledged to e1ibacy from being
known, aal I believe that for this
reason I was especially sought In mar
riage. Nothing is so desirable ns that
which is impossible to obtain.
I practiced two years and resisted all
temptations to marry. One day nn
old lady came to see me and begged
that I would make a diagnosis of a
trouble tbat was afflicting her son.
She said she believed there was some
thing on her son's mind that be would
uot confide to his medical attendant.
A man, she said, would 1 more likely
to give hi confidence in e'ertaln mat
ters to a woman than one of his own
rex. The invalid had been a trifler
in love affairs, and she was not sure
but that he had been caught in his
own trap. If she could be sure of this
she mlijht possibly find a remedy.
There was something winning in the
old lady's solicitude lest her boy might
be geltintr his just eb-serts. I was
amu.sed at the absurdity of a man
having to call in a woman physician
to cure him of a possible love malady.
I did not attend men patients as a
rule, partly because I had cured one
man and he bad given rue hi heart In
addition to my fe But nince thl
dear old lady's invalid son was sus
pected to be already in love, even to
the breaking down of bis h"nlth. I
fluw no reason why I should int oblige
her. So I promised to at least make
I found a fine looking young fellow
some twenty-eight years old, six fet
high and muscular. As I entr'd the
room where he was Inmirfng be looked
np at me with a captivating smile i hut
he had evidently, inherited from bis
mother. There was nn tincenscioiis
strength about him tbat in a mnu is
especially attractive to a woman. I
did not wonder that he hnd fallen info
gallantry and could hot but have some
syroratby for him thnt he wts putter
ing the penalty. Ills mother with
drew and I began to question Mm pro
fessionally, though I only asked him
how he felt and to what cause he
attributed bis ailment; thn I said to
"You are not ill; you think you are."
"I know it."
"I can't at present determine
whether your trouble Is n.entril or
nervous. If there 1h anything on your
mind you had better tell me. I can
d nothing for you till I know the
c;i n of voir Trn.l.'dv."
"1 oia only too glad to make a con-:
fidant of you, doctor. I am in leve."
"In that case you rnu.-it be your own
physician. 1 can do nothing for you."
"But suppose this love is breaking :
me down." ;
"I toH my motLer that yon would
take that view of the case. My life j
la worth nothing to me or any one !
eise except my mother. I irrpiore you
to try to do sometbiug for me for her (
I will. My prescription 13 plenty of j
outdoor cstTcie and mental occupa-!
tie'ti. Whenever the image of this ua- j
attainable girl comes up Lefore you
drive it out." i
"I can't." j
"There is no such word as can't"!
I 1 arose to go.
! "Will you come again?" he asked rue-
j There .vas something both amusing
, and fascinating in this great hulk of
a man clinging to me to save him from
himself. Nevertheless, I knew of no
antedote for love and had no mind to
waste my time dancing attendance on
a man whose only aliment was hi
devotion to some girl who didn't hap
pen to fancy him. But I was obliged
to confess to myself that there was
semiethlac as attractive as ludicrous
in it. The fond mother. wbe had
probably beMn listeuing. at this point
came in and said:
"Of cour?e the doctor will coma
again. She will not leave you to suf
fer." "Not if I can be of service."
As I went out the patient followed
nie with his handsome, melancholy
eyes, full of a loneine thnf I could have
understood hnd I been the girl wli.i
was torturing him. But under tN
circumstances it was very puzzling.
Before leaving I questioned his
mother with a view of determining
If there was any hereditary cause that
would account for bis condition, but
she said all her ancestors en both sides
had been healthy in mind nnd body.
I was at the time much interested In
mental effects upon the body. I was
sure that this young man's unrequited
love had brought him Into one of those
conditions that are so puzzling to
physicians. 1 told his mother this and
advised her to Htteinpt n removal of
the fundamental cause. When vshe
asked me how to do this I suggested
throwing her son nnd some fascinat
ing woman, other thnn the one he
loved, together, lie would likely trans
fer bis love nnd this would effect a
cure. She promised to think shout it,
but seemed to consider It rather an
A week later she called at my office,
evidently very much troubled. She
said her son was no better; indexed,
if there had been any change since
my visit ltwns feu the worse.
"I have thought of your plan, doc
tor," she said, "of substituting another
love, but I know of no eu" who I be
lieve would be able to draw my sen
away freni his infatuation. I named
every girl of his acquaintance to him,
asking if there was one he would like
to have visit him, and he refused to
see any of them. "I wouldn't mind
seeing my doctor," he snld, "as often
as she will call."
And what did the poor old mother
do, with tears in her eyes, but beg me
to make an attempt to substitute my
self la her son's affectious for the
woman he loved. I argued that even
if successful I would only be replac
ing one cause by n similar one. She
declared that Instead the infatuation
would be broken anel her son would
recover his health.
There was a professional problem ln
volveda problem as to the effect of
mental eauses of physical ailments.
This and the mother's pleadings pre
vailed. I would cure the young m.'iii
if I could, and nfler his cure well,
after that he must get on as best he
con'd without nie.
I visited him at Intervals. I played
ne coquettish pranks upon him. I sim
ply attempted t divert his mind by
being as agreeable to him as I could.
I chose those subjects for chat in
which he was Interested nnd found
bim In certain line's Intellectually my
superior. After every call I wus re
warded for my pains by his doting
mother, who assured me that all was
going well and her son was steadily
Improving. Of course I looked for
ward with misgivings to the day when
my patient would be cured of ones love
to be tortured by another, but possibly
a third rr a fourth niii:bt. so dilute the
poison that the physical effect would
A result oeeurred that I had not cal
culated upon. While I was winning my
patient's love lie wus winning mine.
I awakened finally to the fact that my
pledge to my mint, must eliber be
broken or I would become Koine doc
tor's pntlenf for the same disease of
tvhi( h I bad cured my own.
Nevertheless I determined not tc
yield. I would not find a substitute, an
I had recommended to him, but. I
would cease to se him. But. he would
not cease to nee rn". He followed ni
relentlessly. I fought him for ten
months, then surrendered.
On the elay my buslnind nnd I re
turned from ortr wedding trip he gave
trie evidence of the value of my auot's
"Sweetheart," he said, "do you know
that the illness wbT li brought us to
gether was nil a j ut up Job on you?"
"What do you mean?" I exclaimed,
opening rny eyes.
"One d.;y I heard some sawbones
talking about you and your pledge to
ir-vntf yourself to your profession and
aot to marry."
"You know the re;t."
As soon as I could K' my bresfh I
tii'ifed. ''It wo a mean, contempt
A ki-ts stopped H-e rest.
Oct. 9 in American
1770 Count d'Estning nnd General
Lincoln repulsed in their attack
1782 Lewis Cam American states
man and pioneer, born: died I80O.
ISCi Howell Cobb, statesman devoted
to southern rights, died; born 31.
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1010 Lambert Tree. Jurist and former
minister to Belgium arid Russia,
who spent much of a large fortune
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ar.d park systcta, died; born