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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. FRIDAY", MARCH 15, 1912.
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aRADEsTTl COUNCM. It
Friday, March 15, 1912.
The. winter of our discontent haa
not yet been made glorious summer by
the son of "York or any other son of a
The New York Herald's poll shows
that Taft Is already nominated. Still
"Dear Will" advisee bis friends to
The booster spirit la always in order
but its need is more urgent some
times than ct other tlmea. Right now
la one of those particular times. .
Teddy established an Ananias club
for all who disagreed with him, and
yet Is again running for president on
the theory that the people like a liar.
There Is a line opportunity for the
always unique and always commenda
ble booster spirit to assert itself in
an effort to have the senate of the
United States attend to that small j tne romance is all strained out. tnere
inattea of $200,000 for the small arraa fore- wn-n ne wants a pound of butter,
plant at Hoik Island arsenal, which the .,he farmer runs his machine out into
national house casually overlooked. the fiel1 and starts her running, and
Time does change people as well as
events Wlirn Iitelr VbIpi um tn
Rock island eight years ago a candi-!
ri.t for mwti.,n m. tiw. ..,,.
ial chair, he said he was a fighter, be
lieving th-3 people always like a fight
er. When he was here Wednesday he
was preaching tti tospi-i of political
harmony ami g'xid will.
Assuming that Taft is cure to be
nominal?! ihe mention of vice run
ning mate Ik b'.'ing discupsed. Sunny
Jim Sherman it, understood to be will
ing but Ik regarded as wholly impossi
ble considering the present condition
cf public thought. Cummins is talked
abt.Lt In the Iioj.a of salving the pro-
Lrt'HHKfS but Keniitnr I'.ornh nrmonra
to l.e the oiih om- who is maintain-! sa,ion inlI,0!,pd uii,n nim di8tinc
Ing a pre bureau. ! t!on and 8iual ability.
: - Above all things he has established
1HK KAI Ir WITH THK I'KI
If there is any fault to be found with
the system of primary voting it is be
cause it is upside down, 'Arons end
to, does net give the voter an opportun
ity to expria hit preference, marls
witr. the wror.j; idea, end with a ru:s
carriage and Is hence apt to be a fail
ure for the purposes intended. It caa
cnly be remedied by a complete rever
sal of the preseut method of voting
and by giving the voter an opportunity
to express a preference for each can
didate who Is satisfactory to him and
to record his objection to each candi
date who la not sat if factory to him.
This the preheut system utterly falls
to do. It la a matter that could be eas
ily remedied. The remedy would be
1 gtcaj, sane and a safe proposition.
The difficulty is, uuder the present
law, that the voter is compelled to se
lect the uame of some one candidate
out of all the candidates that may be
lunnlng for any particular office, and
cast his vote In favor of that one can
aidate. By the same action he casts a
scattering vote against all the other
candidates running for that particular
A vote has two sides, a negative and
:i positive. While the average person
considers the matter of votlnng for a
person as strictly an affirmative action,
this Is A misunderstanding. A vote
has also a negative side. When a
voter casts a vote for one candidate,
by the same action he necessarily
casts a vote against all the other can
didates that arc running for that same
office. If the action could be entirely
reversed aud the voter instead of being
irstricted by the law to vote for only
one candidate and thereby against ail
the other candidates, were allowed to
vote for as many candidates as were
satisfactory to him, the whole difficul
ty would be solved by this simple pro
cess and the candidate finally selected
would be certain of the favorable votes
of a majority iof all the electors of his
party, instead of being selected by a
minority vote as is frequently the case
under the present method of voting
where there are several candidates
running for the came oHU-e.
Take the candidates now in the
field and the primary ticket as it will
be arranged by the secretary of state.
Eight men are running for the office of
' governor on the republican ticket and
four on the democratic ticket
j While eeven of those candidates on
the republican ticket might be accept-
; able to a republican voter and only one
c eject locable to that voter, he Is com-
died under the law to confine his
' i rrference In voting to one man only
' o of the seven acceptable to him.
Au-ocg th aeyea ha ma not have any
preference, yet under the present sys
tem he must rote against the alx who
are satisfactory the same as the one
not satisfactory to him. .Out of this
bunch of eight candidates, seven might
represent one Idea or one faction In the
republican party, while the other can
didate might represent the opposite
side of that proposition. The conse
quence of this condition of affairs is
that the seven particular candidates
that might represent one idea or one
faction have their votes cut into seven
parts and thereby reduced in that pro
portion, while the candidate on the op
posite side of the proposition, having
a solid vote back of him could be nom
inated by a plurality of votes which
would represent only a fraction more
than one-eighth or twelve and one-half
percent of the full voting strength of
the party to which he belongs.
There is no intention of arguing for
or against any one candidate on the
republican ticket or on any other ticket;
in endeavoring to demonstrate the
weakness of the present system of vot
ing. It might apply to any party or
any office under the same conditions.
If each voter could express his pref
erence Tor All the candidates of his
choice, voting for those who Are satis
factory to him and his ideas, and
against those unsatisfactory to him,
voting for all those candidates who
represent the Issue which be desires
to endorse and voting against all the
candidates opposed to that Issue, It Is
safe to assume that In the state of Il
linois the one candidate representing
debauchery and bribery in politics
would be overwhelmingly defeated and
some one of the candidates represent
ing the prevailing sentiment of the
voters of his party in the state would
be nominated by receiving a majority
vote of the party on whose ticket his
name would appear.
IS IT GOOD-BYE TO THE COW?
While despite the advent of the
automobile man's best friend, the
horse la still with us, it looks as if
modern Invention might dispense with
the cow. Now comes a scientist and
declares taat butter can be made di
rectly from grass by a mechanical pro
cess. Instead, then, of going out in
the gleaming and calling. "Coo, boss!"
the buttermilk win tiy. as yet tney
have not found a substitute for milk,
hut 1t will doubtless be only a step
fartner be,ore 'e turn the babies out
to grass, confident that being up-to
I date babies they will be able to milk
'the meadow without the assistance of
the Ti'.uley. You never can tell what
! we'll do next.
Jl'DGK KHWAHD F. DUXNE.
Judgo Edward K. Dunne of Chicago
I is spending the day in Rock Island ana
Moline In pursuance of his candidacy
itor the democratic gubernatorial nom
ination. Judge Dunne lias graced the
bench of Cook county and also thr
inuycral chair of the city of Chicago,
und lias discharged every duty and obll-
a reputation fcr honeaty, and In the
executive ofllee of head of the second
greatest city on the American conti
nent his stand was always on the side
of the people and their interests.
He a making an affirmative cam
paign on positive and clearly defined
issues. He has a host of friends and
admirers throughout the state and is
gaining others by his formidable cam
HE ADMITS IT.
Klnnle A.Ostewig, of Iee, Lee coun
t, 111., hag announced himself as a can
didate for the republican nomination
for lieutenant governor. He started in
life as clerk In a local store and is
now village clerk of Iee. Kinne is
not Joking. He sees what is running
for the various places this year
and sacrifices himself for the public
' good. He admits it in the following
"With me It is not so much the am
bition in seeking the office, as it is to
be of some service 1n bringing back
the fair name of our state, which on
various occasions quite recently has
been trailed in the mire."
PLAN HARMONY FEED
Mrs. Oscar Underwood, wife ef tha
majority leader in tha House of Rep
resentatives. Is c.ne of the worne
who are arranging a harmony ban
quet to bo held In Washington on
Monday. May 20, tha natal day o(
Dolly Madison, and which is to be
attended by the wives, mothers, sis
ters and daughters of Democratic
rlilaf i. past and srescat.
nr at ttp -m
1 1 AVlJ.Vc5 UUttD -
It's a bad idea for a man to leave his
wife alone too much.
I have just been reading about the
case of a man who thoroughly loved
his wife as he thought and who has
Just discovered that she has not been
true to him. He is amazed, as well as
heartbroken. He can't understand it.
And of course he puts all the blame
everywhere except upon himself.
The wife is pretty and young and
full of life. She admits her fault, and
this is what she 6ays:
"What could you expect? My hus
band is a clubman. He is aiso en
gaged In a business that keeps him
away from home aix months In the
year. Separation of, husband and wife
Is a dangerous thing. Yes, absence
makes the heart grow fonder of some
"This other man was attentive and
kind to me, when my husband left
me at home to twiddle my thumbs
and look at the pictures on the wall
and for six months at a time. I
tried to be a true wife, but the
ntglect grew monotonous. And I
learned to love the other man."
Of course Jt will be said that she
should have been true, anyway. Most
women would have been. Most neg
lected wives are and there are a
great many who must spend a large
part of the time without the compan
ionship of the man from whom they
should, rightfully expect it.
But a man risks much when he
puts too much reliance upon a wife's
loyalty to him In spite of prolonged
absences and constant neglect. The
most well meaning cf women must
resent such an attitude, in time, and
when a woman resents she is apt to
do something desperate. After all, a
woman is very numoie, iu sime iu
the superhuman demands made upon
Affection must be cherished, like a
delicate plant; and if a husband al
lows somebody else to do the cher
ishing in his absence or through his
Indifference, ha is going to wake up
some day to the fact that the flower
which he thought he owned has been
transplanted and is blooming for an
I have always pitied the wives of
traveling men and men in other busi
nesses that keep them away from
home months at a time.
Not only do these women have the
burden cf loneliness to boar, and per
haps anxiety for the safety of their
husbands, but they have every other
burden of attending to the family
finances, of the household chores, of
bringing up the children, etc., without
the needed he'lp of the man of the
family. Such a woman must be both
mother and father and If she fails in
the double duty, is it a wonder?
One man who is away from home
the larger part of every year is the
father of three boys. They have
grown up without any supervision
from him. They soon learned that
The Overlicense of Greed
A distinguished English lawyer con
tends in a letter in the London Times
that Great Britain's epidemic of labor
troubles, culminating in the great coal
strike, may be really remedied only by
limitation of families among the poor.
His contention Is two-fold:
(1) That human beings ousht not to
be multiplied recklessly when there is
no prospect of maintaining them, nor
of their being able to maintain them
(2) That feeble and unfair stocks,
so far as possible, should not be per
petuated. The doctrine has speedily found echo
among some American sociologists,
who want it applied to our own large
If this doctrine is good for England
at present, it must be good for ail the
world at all times.
For idleness and poverty are every
It has been estimated that over 30
per cent of town dwellers are neither
strong nor healthy.
Could these 30 per cent be prevented
from having children then, in the
course of a generation, instead ef there
being, as there are now, too many men
for the available jobs, there would be
too many jobs for the available men.
But at what a cost would this "so
lution'' have been purchased!
A large section of the population
Plan Teachers' Federation.
Rockford, March 15. Members of
the Northern Illinois Teachers' associa
tion favor the federation of the district
teachers' organization of the state. A
meeting to promote that plan will be
held at Decatur this week.
Minister Gives College $10,000.
Bloomington, March 15. Rev. B. C.
Keown, a retired clergyman, made Lin
coln college a donation 'of $10,000,
which will be used in reconstructing
the building recently destroyed by fire.
Rename an Almshouse.
Rockford, March 15. Supervisors of
Winnebago county have voted to
change the name of the county alm
bouae to Winnebago couatj tuo. bome.
they could take advantage of their
mother, and now that it is time for
them to become self supporting, they
are both unwilling and incapable.
They had lacked a. father's firm guid
ance from the beginning, and now that
the father Is trying to take them in
hand he finds himself uable to cope
with the situation.
A woman can't do it all. though
heaven knows how often she tries.
She needs help and advice and that
not by letter or at six-month Intervals.
She needs it all the time just as the
right kind of a husband needs the co
operation and the sympathy of a good
wife every day in the year except.
perhaps, for that timely separation
now and then which is good for the
best of married folks.
Here's another thing People who
are well mated and who live the most
of their days together, do not eee
time's mark in each other, as they
do when coming together after a long
separation. The dally changes are so
slight that they are not noticeable to
one who sees them constantly.
But the changes of six months or
a year may be observed. The woman
who knows that during her husband's
absence she has annexed new wrin
kles which he cannot fail to see, has a
spell of unhappiness over it. That
hurts, too. Or, each may have. And
he may have grown fatter and balder
coarser in some way, come in con
tact with alien Influences during that
period apart Influences which, even If
not spoken about, will ooze from one's
personality and create an atmosphere
Two people cannot grow into one
if they are separated from each other
for long periods every little while.
There is a strangeness to overcome
every time they meet.
Two people who really love each
other will manage somehow to be to
gether most of - the time. When a
ixan deliberately leaves his wife alone'.
even upon the plea of business, for
frequent long absences; or when
wife takes long vacations away from
home, on whatever pretext; then the
spouse of either has a right to feel
that love is quite dead and that their
marriage is but the shell that once
held a beautiful ideal.
But what's a man to do when his
job calls for long absences from
It is not always practicable to take
his wife with him. But, there are
other Jobs. One large firm keepa only
unmarried men on the traveling list
As soon as one of them marries he
is given a stay-at-home position.
A man really should not marry un
til he can be a good husband in more
ways than in just furnishing the fam
Of coure, some wives are perfectly
w illing to be separated from their hus
bands as long as tne check comes
regularly. But we're not discussing
would have committed suicide.
Millions of men and women would
have been condemned to lead unnat
ural lives, deprived of the joy and
stimulus cf home life.
This policy is the policy of impotent
It is the policy of one who refuses
to probe the evil to its source.
He should have gone a step further
and asked himself why so many peo
ple are "feeble and unfit"
It is not at all necessary or natural
that they should be.
No one could be so blasphemous as
to suggest that God intended millions
of His creatures to exist in conditions
which deprive them of health and
strength to prevent their bringing up
Instead of condemning to sterility
those enfeebled by unrequited toll and
unfitted by hunger, would It not be
better to condemn to sterility the
grafters, the labor crushers, the monop
olists and all the cunning, conscience
less schemers that snatch from skinny,
shrinking toll its last hard crust?
It is not a question of over-population
Eminent economists say that Eng
land has the natural resources for sup
porting 10 times as many people as it
has now, and that the United States
could maintain In comfort 50 times its
The trouble comes from over-greed
and the over-license of greed.
The suggestion was unanimously adop
ted. Dog's Bite Kills Girl.
Champaign, March 15. Miss Dlna
Luebben of Flatville, this county. Is
dead and her sister. Minnie, is dying
in the Pasteur Institute. Both were
bitten by a dog.
Friday Diekans Lucky Day.
Charles Dickens was not one of those
who are superstitious concerning Fri
day. It was on Friday that many of
the good things came to him. and it
was on that day that be entered upon.
paid th price and took possession of
GadahilL tha one thing ha cherished
more than all of his other possessions.
It wag G a dab ill that be had gazed
upon when a we bit of a boy with a
hope, then giving little signs of frui
tion, that be might live to own it some
day, and ft waa Gadshill whose walls
be covered with mirrors tn almost ori-
9VJtCAJ M. SMITH
itrpma leap year business." said the mu
Approaching middle life.
"la buncombe pure; It never brines
xna wortny wight a wife.
No girl, as far as I can see,
Hss spread for me her net.
I've been through four or five of them.
Ana i m unmarried yet
"When hope was young and on my Up
! Soft, straggling hairs appeared
1 thought that leap year was the time
That all men greatly feared.
But when I waited half a vear -
I And no proposal came
I thought the other sex was shy
Or didn't play the game.
"Sine then I've watched them coma and
Those uneventful years.
And no proposal low and soft
Has fallen on my ears.
For all the girls seem satisfied.
As far as I can see.
To Jog their way along through life
I Without annexing mo.
"It's all a bluff to flatter men.
Girls may propose, 'tis true.
But It is seldom, I am sure,
; Or never that they do.
It's useless quits for sighing youth
On leap year a aid to plan.
He must Initiate tha move
And win bar If ha can."
' ""So." said the prudent mother: "I
do not let my son go skating. Ice is so
treacherous. He might break through
! "But." persisted the youth who was
extending the invitation, "this Is on
artificial ice thut is frozen clear to the
; "He might fall and break his neck."
"No one ever does that"
"Well, anyway, he might get en
gaged." i As You Look at It
"Don't yon hate to see your children
"I think you get more comfort out
of them when they are little."
1 "I don't."
"Well, the boy smoked up all my
Christmas cigars and the girl is wear
ing out my Christmas neckties."
"Sir. I wisb to marry your daughter."
"I desire it very much."
"That doesn't surprise me."'
"Then you give your consent?"
"Oti. certainly not!"
Knew His Value.
"I will give you $5 for that horse."
"You insult me. sir."
"Well, what'll you take?"
"You can't have bim for a cent less
"Is he rich?"
"In one t g."
"Poor re" jm."
As Ha Looks at It.
"He bates to pay his debts."
"Calls it such a waste of good mon
ey." Nothing Else to Do.
Tes. butter prices downward stray.
'Tis well that it is so.
For they had gone the other way
As far as they could go.
A woman isn't a cat because ebe
cratches any more than a man Is a
dog because be bowls.
j Liberty, how many fakers are boost
ed in thy name?
' The high price of food doesn't seem
to conduce to high thinking, however.
' The most worthless and the most
j valuable things are free things.
) Being a self made man has made
lots of people tired.
Bread la the staff of life, and good
: housekeepers should know bow to turn
the kitchen into a staff factory.
! Women like to be well dressed for
the reason that they are better worth
looking at when in that condition,
! It is bard to please ourselves some
times; so it Is no wonder that others
find us difficult
It doesn't matter that a man doesn't j
know his own mind as long as be 1
knows bis wife's.
At twenty a man's secret worry is
tha shade of his tie; at forty, the sus
picion that be is getting bald.
! The resourceful woman now take
;th sleeves of the wedding dress she
laid away sixteen years ago and
snakes herself a harem skirt
ns Didn't Understand.
"Then you don't want do cranber
ries?" "No; I've changed my mind. I see
your cat is asleep in those cranber
ries." That's all rlsht. mam: I don't mind
waking the cat up." Louisville Coo
Surgical Grafting By F. A. Mitchel.
Copyrighted. lflL by Associated Literary Bureau.
"Gentlemen." said' Dr. Maroa to his
fellows of the Pari Society of Orig
inal Research, "we must call a halt In j
the substitution of members of the i
human body until we can determine
its effects. A case that has come un
der my observation Indicates that it
may be far better for Individuals to
decline being grafted with the parts of
other persona unless they are first as
sured that the person from whom the
graft is made is not only without any
physical disease, but is not afflicted
with some especial vice.
"Developments of recent years have
indicated to me that the material, the
mental and the spiritual are one, that
there is no part of the body that does
not contribute to the whole being of
the animal. We have been accustom
ed to consider the brain as the exclu
sive seat of the mind and soul, while
I the other members are simply nseful
as auxiliaries. The case that has
come under my observation has con
vinced me that when we graft a knee
joint, an arm or.a leg on to a live per
son that person Is liable to partake of
the Idiocyncracles of the one from
whom the part was taken.
"Dr. Arnot and myself have recent
ly performed a double operation, or,
rather, two different operations of the
same character, on the same person.
Jules Mercier, a young man of twenty-two,
came to me as a patient, and
after an investigation I diagnosed that
his left kidney had become diseased
and treated him accordingly. Despite
the remedies I used the tissues con
tinued to be broken down rapjdly, and
I finally told him I must engraft a
I KECEIVEB A VISIT FROM MLLE. LTJCILS
healthy kidney in place of the dis
eased one or he would die. He con
sented, and I performed the operation,
having obtained a perfectly well kid
ney taken from the medical cold stor
age vaults for the preservation of
members of the human body Intended
for grafting purposes. All I knew
about the person to whom the kidney
had belonged was his Dams, Edouard
Gisnoux, and that be had been killed
by a falling brick while passing a
building in process of erection.
"The operation was eminently suc
cessful, the patient gaining health and
strength rapidly. But hardly had he
recovered when he was run over by an
automobile and bis right leg was so
bndly crushed that It was found neces
sary to amputate it I performed the
operation and before doing so It oc
curred to me that I might, graft an
other log iu place of the one removed.
I bad learned that Antoine Charlier,
who had been convicted of murder,
waa to be guillotined the day after
Mercier was injured. If I could pro
cure his right leg as soon as he was
executed and immediately thereafter
take off the crushed leg I might pos
sibly substitute the one for the other.
"By a small payment the leg I want
ed was secured within an hour after
Charlier was executed, and with Dr.
A mot's valuable assistance I united it
so successfully that In time the patient
was able to walk on it with reason
able ease. Of course there was a great
advantage in the man's youth, since
bis vital forces were In pilme condi
tion for healing. During the union of
the parts we were obliged to make but
one readjustment and that was where
an artery of the grafted leg had not
been successfully united to that of the
"Pardon me, gentlemen, for taking
up your valuable time with details concerning-mutters
with which you are
already familiar. Time was when the
substitution of a knee or an elbow was
a novelty; now we repair the human j
body as a carpenter replaces a portion
of a house or engrafts sections of the
tubes carrying the L.ood as a plumber
puts In a. few feet of lead pipe. Be
sides, we have the same advantages of
material at hand as the builder or the
plumber in the human organs consist
ing of kidneys, lungs, stomachs, eyes,
; ears ana noses contained in our vaiua-;
i ble collection kept as living organisms 1
j in our cold storage vaults. j
'I now come to something worthy i
Af (-mi" oAMiaaf ortanflAn VAiinr faat
tier hsd been discharged as a patlea
but a few days when I received a vUI
from Mile. Luclle Devereaux, who in
formed me that Mercier, to whom sb3
was engaged to be married, was acting
strangely. I asked her in what respect
and she said that while be bad been
studying the profession of the law and
bad been much interested in it since
my operntions, though he was ready
to be admitted to tbe bar. he bad
shown a great deal of repugnance to
that profession and was hanging about
tbe theaters endeavoring to secure an
engagement as an actor.
"In a moment tbe idea that I an
nounced in the beginning of my re
marks flaghed upon me. Could it be that
the yon& man's identity had teen la
a measure affected by one or tbe other
of the two persons whom he had bor
rowed, of one a kidney, of the other a
leg? Putting the young lady off on
some pretext. I went as soon as I could
find time to the cold storage raults
and consulted the entries made on the
record which you are all aware is kept,
of the human parts kept there. Eager
ly I turned to the index for the letter
G and saw GIsrnoux. paga 5-13. Find
ing that page and running my finger,
down to 'occupation.' I saw In the
space left for the purpose the word
"My first thought gentlemen, after
the profound interest I took in my dis
covery of a great scientific truth had
abated waa one of apprehension. The
changing of my patient from the in
stincts of a lawyer to those of an ac
tor by tbe substitution of a kidney.
Important 89 they were, were nothing
compared with the danger that might
follow from the change of his leg. I
shuddered when the thought c:fme to
me that I mljrht by tbe second opera
tion have engrafted upon a good young
man engaged to a.pure young woman
the instincts of a murderer."
The doctor was Interrupted again by
expressions of wonder, disapprobation,
incredulity and faith in his discovery,
all mingled In a miniature storm.
"I will first state," he continued pres
ently, "the further result of the kidney
engrafting. Whereas Gignoux from
whom the organ was taken, was an ac
tor of great ability, Mercier, from what
I can learn, shows no histrionic ability
at all, and had only been able to ob
tain a situation among the supernu
meraries. In other words, since the
kidney Is but a minute portion of the
body he has inherited but a minute
part of GIgnoux's talent. Thus far
nothing has been discovered to show
why the taste developed."
"From what?" called a voice.
"The kidney of a talented actor."
"Go on!" cried many voices.
"There is nothing to show," the
speaker proceeded, "why Mercier ac
quired so much of the taste with so
little of the talent of the man whose
member he had acquired."
The doctor paused again and showed
visible signs of distress In entering
upon the next part of his. address:
"Mercier himself was much troubled
at tbe change in him, especially as it
distressed his fiancee, and was likely
to separate him from ta girl he truly
loved. He came to see me with a view
to my taking out the kidney I had put
in and replacing it with one the record
of which was satisfactory. I told h'lm
that if tbe trouble continued I would
"One morning I received a telephone
message from Mile. Devereaux that ap
palled me. It was that her lover had
tried to kill her."
At this announcement so angry be
came the discussions that Dr. Arnoux
hurled an iron inkstand at Dr. Polteau,
and Dr. Pourtaire broke a package of
test tubes he had obtained for his lab
oratory over Dr. Le Verler's hesd.
"Gentlemen." cried tbe president of
the society, "I beg of you to listen to
the outcome of this marvelous sclen
The disturbance subsided and Dr.
Marou, wiping his brow with his band
kerchief, proceeded, though haltingly.
"The risk of a second substitution was
so great that I did not encourage Mile.
Devereaux by promising anything la
V- this line.
"She was therefore obliged to choose
between a lover who was liable to
murder her and one with one kidney
and a cork leg. She took the matter
under consideration and later Inform
ed me that she had decided on having
the kidney and the leg removed. She
would rather die than have a husband
stamping about on a iieg, but there
was no knowing how many persons
he might kill, and she dreaded the
stain of the glblet for himself and
the children that might be born to
"And f gentlemen, I am punished
for daring to alter nature's laws. I
hnve had all the trouble, occasienwd
all the raInfor nothln;? and am now
obliged to undo my work with as
much trouble and pain as In doing It"
The speaker sat down, and P
Tetedeux arose and enld:
"I move you, sir, that hereafler no
leg. arm, kidney, gall, spleen, bladder
or any other part of the human body
belonging to one of the crlminul
classes be received in the medical cold
The president put the motion, and
it was c-nrrled unanimously.
ft is but proper to add that the re
moval of the members that hud been
grafted upon the young man was suc
cessfully accomplished. He was-glad
to return to the legal profession and
all desire to commit murder was elim
inated. He is happily married, and a
new graft Is contemplated, but bis
wife proposes to know all about tha
March 15 in American
1744 The American colonies be?rnn
King Georice's war. a name giveu
to the hostilities between British
and French colonists In America.
stirred up by their sympathies with
the home government in the war
of the Austrian succession. By the
treaty of Aix-Ia-Cbapelle the war
ended In 174S.
1767 General Andrew Jackson, sev-
enth president of the United States,
born; died 1S45.
1781-Iiattle of Gnllford Court House.
C; General Greene's colonials
defeated tbe British under Corn
wallis. - '
1911 First aero war meswige deliver
ed at San Antonio. Tex., by Lieu
tenant lien. D. Foulols, U. S. A.,
.who flew Z2 miles in 48 minutes.