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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. MOXDAT. JUNE 24, 1912.
Published Petly and Weekly at l24 speed Is affected by conditions which
Feeond avenue, pvrk Island. HL (En- 'are not easy to gauge or foresee,
ered at the poitofhe as scond-class For these reasons the turf will long
matter.) i remain in high favor. It may never,
Rck. Island Member of the AaMrtated g"n the vogue here which it has in
Prra.. England, but It ia not likely ever to
sink into a comparatively obscure i
BY THE J. W. POTTER CO. place among the sporting interests of j
- - the country. j
TERMS. Iallv. 10 n-nln per wf-ek. j -
Weekly. $1 rr V In advance, i I'MlF.K THE FIAG. j
Complaint of delivery service should ! In June 1912. the census bureau i
be made to the circulation department, 'pave out statistics of the entire popu-1
whlrh nhoi:ld alao be notified In every lation undc-r the American flag, using '
Intan'-e where It In delr"d to have
paper discontinued. a. cnrrif r have no
authority In tl.e f.remlfB.
All commanl'-atlop of argumentative
ehararter. political or rellg-loua. must
have real nsme attaf-red for publ-ra-
tion. No 'j-h artir:s win be gritted
over flc'ltloua !trnatijr-i.
Telephone! In a-1 df-nartnT-nts: On
trul fr.lon. W H",. 114: and 2145;
Vnlon Elertrlo. E145.
Monday, June 24, 1912.
On to lialtimor.
School election tomorrow.
Two d-a l ones Tuft and Teddy.
The "thieves' have done their worst.
In the incatitime, "Try Rock Island
How will republicans take
ticket nominated by "tinges"
You will take notice that Teddy took
that rump nomination conditionally.
If you don't b lieve this is the good
old cummer time, look at the calendar.
They came up together and they are
going down together Taft and Sher
man. Fortunately, the clouds at Chicago
(lid not rut off the sunshine which fhe
crops grow ou.
Baltimore! Baltimore! This train
makes no stops between Baltimore
The rough rider could not stampede
so he carried out the other fixed
alternative he bolted. .
Some of the BUs'iti a skirts are said
to be only h ) ard around at the bottom,
As for the top, that depends.
; i .
The year has reached its climax in
light mill beauty. Heat and the fruits
of the earth are another story.
Said the govefnor of Illinois to the
governor of Wisconsin, "It will be a
long time between bolts with us".
Judge Al'on B. Parker will be tern
porary chairman for the democrats
Esopug la once more on the map.
The. Chicago convention put a pro
hibitive tariff oti sleep lant week for a
good ttiuQy active American patriots.
It was Oortc H. Courtelyou, an
other Wall street representative, who
Joined the Toddy movement towards
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Coi ditions which are hard on parties
....... l . I. i.. ...i.
unit ue i. ut iir noieis in convention
Chicago Is 'way ahead of the
- : :
Who has kept true',, of the Harrow
trial during the ia.-t f w la or
attempted to find "ut h
war U KOiii; in Mcxiio?
Governor Hadlcy. the mo;it brilliant
of the Iloiievelt ! aders on th- tloorof
he regular convention, remained with
'lie old guard. It was ciilv the tiro
t-atera w ho slra ed.
The Hawallans voted flrot or.e way
and then aiui'her in the l ima:',! con
vention and j." both wavs without a
bunk in their rutil '. It looks more
like ('Usui. s w i'ii the Is'i.nd- rs than
Remember it was no Liter than Sat
urday that KooMve'it f.ud lie was
"unnltcraMy opposed ' to a bolt con
vention at this time Yet tV.Hf very
nU ht he went into otic and accepted a
rump nomination at it haiu!.'.
Thoe two women delegates from
California got tl.e.r hist la.te of nat
ional convent .on doings u..ier con
ditions wcth make ordu.ary gather
ings of the ame kind look like pink
teas. Did they fiiijch when the storm
raged T Not so thai any on.- l.as no
THK AMKK1CAV KACK HOKK
STII.I. POPI LAP..
All slgrs of the Ma.--on Indicate that
the love of h"-rc ra-- s survives In tho ;
automobile era ith unabated vigor.
The r rand circuit prospect are all
that could be expected or asked by .
the turfmen. Hundrd of trotters
and pacers are in training and public
interest promises to be as general and ,
as ktror.g as ever.
This will continue to be the rule lor.g '
after the motor vehicle shall have be
come even tr.ore popular and more
commonly ued than it ia now. The !
race hone is a beautiful creature in
.action, ar.d there wiil always be a:i
element of uncertainty about ccr.tests '
ibetaeen such high' or,:aMzed and j
'ntiv animais which caccot exist.:
in like measure, in any races between -iaachir.es
ar.d the nia ho drive
them, fine horres have temper and '
pint to take into account as a ell as i
f.C.gSjscOur.Cr. 20 j
condition. They do not feel exactly '
as "fit" one day as another, and their '
the figures which were as correct as !
they could be made in April. 1910. j
Those statistics show that there were i
301.fi'V.(ir. persons living at that'
time under the American flag. Of I
that total about 9,rinn,nno were on the !
inlands acquired from Spain
in ISM :
and those pained by the annexation of
Since the early spring of 1910 two
years and nearly two months have
passed. The growth of the Vnited
f-tafes, including the outlying posses -
mons. must nave neen at tne rate 01
1 X'oarm It fs ear. r r-mv Iki 1 1 Ka rtmi. !
lation now is at least 4,'i'td,00 more
than it was in April 1910. It must ex-
1 c ed ie."HKi,A'(fi today.
! That is a tremendous mass of hu
man beings. Only three of the world's
I flags cover more millions, and of the
empires which exceed this country in
numbers only the Russian has a larger ; on jour nanus,
number of people of European origin j "When we rented the place last fall,
or dfcr-nt. Nothing, but India puts the ! that strawberry bed was one of the ln
I.ritish Empire ahead of th I'niied (?ucements for us to take the place. I
Ptates. Chinese numbers cannnot be J"st saw a ricture of myself roaming
reckoned at the same value which ! through it, picking luscious, red ber
Fuch myriads would have if they were i ries. and for once filling up on 'em
Americans. (Jermans or P.ritish, for j without paying the grocer horrible
example. prices for the ancient stuff that comes
The American republic with Its j ;
possessions has a greater population
than the British Isles, France and ,
Spain. It equals Germany and Italy, i
with Switzerland or Denmark added '
for good m asure. The next federal !
census will probably show not less j
than J2f',f'f'i.O00 people under the
THE GB EAT DEMOCRATIC OPPOR.
This is the year of the great demo
cratic opportunity. The methods by
which the Taft-Sherman republican
national ticket was renominated at
Chicago, following the open revolt and
i -puliation of the Taft adruiuibtration
by his own party, taken with the
. KtMisevelt disaffection, puts it up
squarely to the democrats to name the
next president of the I'nited States,
The Iialtiniore convention therefore
has but to permit common ense and
honesty to direct i's proceedings; to
j listen to the "voice of the majority.
)and, as Speaker Clark has magnificent-
jly snid. to Jet absolute harmony pre
The republican national convention
Just ended will :o down into history
as the mos-t riotous, most dishonest and
most disreputable in the annals of
American politics. We have no less i ed their Inquiry, everybody supposed , trust could make things hot for him,
distinguished a former republican for ' that this was Morgan's ow n money, ! he bluntly told their agent that he
this 'haii Theodore Roosevelt, twice ; and he was given high praise in finan- j proposed to go through with the In
president of the L'nited States. Hoose-' clal circles for thus "saving the conn- i quiry to the end.
vdt dcciaicd repeatedly, and without
.reservation, 'hat the convention was
; actmnait'd by tr.ieves and its proceea- l ne testimony oi deorge u. i onei- j n-iittee, like the other democratic ln
iliis were fraudulent in eviry essen-' you, secretary of the treasury under .vtstigating committees, has done
tial detail. Nevertheless the republi-1 President Roosevelt, revealed that j mucx to expose the methods of the
can machine, which succeeded so beau- : Morgan induced the government to de- i -Va!l street financiers. This inquiry
t if nl ly in manipulating the s'eam roller j posit this money in the Morgan banks : show, before it is finished, that
ftotn siart to finish of the convention, ; of New York, after w hich he loaned alj tjle trusts are connected direct
;w!l! likew ise be successful Jn a same j It out to the distressed bankers at C iv or indirectly w ith the money trust,
; small m'-asme in the use of the party ! per cent interest. : 8'nd that tnia' Btnan group of Wall
whip. It will not accomplish what it! i not ii or I'kopi.i-vs mckii. 'street magnates actually dictate the
has been ali-- to accomplish In former
campaigns, and the Koosevelt bolt. .
tihCrt l'r:ittrnf aiima ott.infinti lnut
-- b .v...v ;
now. win r.ct amount to so much by!
the time the campaign is over. It w iil !
: Ppurc Jtnt about as strong!y as the
' Palmer nr.d Puckner bolt from the
democratic party did in ls!il. It will;
cut enough November ice to put the
opposition over and the opposition in
this year of grace 13 the democratic
Meanwhile the republican F'ate t!ck-
ts in .'.: h f :'tes r.s IllinoK Pennsyl
vania. C;il'fornla, Minnesota and nu
merous Cher of the commonwealths
arc left in a 6omewhat pitiable pre
dicament. IJoorevclt ran do nothlrg
for thetn If be would, and it has never
1 1 'i his purpose Jn life to do anything j
fi r any!ody bu' himself. The rebuke
which Taft is bound to get will cut:
frto the state tickets, into the cor.pres- j
slor.iil tickets, and into every republi-1
con cjind'date, large or small, through-!
o 't the state of Illinois. I
i Here 'hen, too. if the great j
democratic- i-pportutiity. Is other (
'words, the d-mocratlc party hRS ut j
to behave it? e!f In a fairly decent man-1
: r to sweep the cou-ctry for the man !
who is nominated at FarMmore is go-j
!t.c To be the r.cxt preid- nt of the j
Ui.i'.cd Sta'cs. i
Boston's Spinning School. i
Comparatively few people know that 1
there was once a "spinuing school" on
Boston common. Wiusor's "Memorial
History of Boston" records that upon
the arrival in Boston of some Irish
spinners and weavers a spinning craze
took possession of the town, "and the
women, young and old. high and low,
rich aud joor. flocked into tbe spinning
school, which for want of better quar
ters was set up in the common. In the
open air. Here the whir of tbelr
wheels was beard from morning to
night." Thirty-Eve years later the So
ciety For Encouraging Industry and
Fmolov'r. the Poor strain used the
commo'u as a spinning school, abouv
3'"' young women appearing there,
seated at tbelr wheels, as a sort of ex
ample and advertisement.
A Curious Wil.
By the terms of the will of one Pr.
WlUe of St. Ives perish, Huntingdon
shire. England, his trustees were di
rected to si-end .V) the purchase of
a piece of land Ic -t Ives, the annus)
rent of wnich was to be set cslde tut
the purchase of six Bible at a cost of
7 shillings each. To decide who shall
;hi.i. apprehate every berry.
, "We have a strawberry bed at onr
; P'ace." announced the girl with the
, sunburned rose.
'Guess I'll come out and vieit you I
! son in a Panama hat.
"Of all the lucky girls, you're sure
' one," declared the one in the bath
! towel suit.
I "Never mind you needn't envy me
! so much," quoth the sunburned one
! "It's no cinch to have a strawberry
BY CLYDE H. TAVENNER.
(Special Correspondence of The Arftus. )
Washington, June 22. The demo
cratic investigation of the money trust
has brought to light the details of the
manner m whicn
J. Pierpont Mor
gan "came to the
rescue" cf the
banks during the
panic of 1907.
When this panic
was at its height,
and it was impos
sible for deposi
tors to get their
money frcjap the
banks, Mr. Morgan,
according to wide- j So badly are they frightened, Mr. Cul
ly published state-1 lop says, that in one Instance within
mcnt3 at the time, I
000 into the banks.
and thereby re-
lieved the situa-!
Until the money
trust probers start
fw r9 rrs i
try from a financial disaster."
'did Mr. Morgan really do?
Thus did this master financier util-
izc, the people's hour of extreme need ,
WHILE FOLLOWERS FICHT AT BALTIMORE
WILSON PURSUES EVEN TENOR OF HIS WAY
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Mr. and Mrs.
On the eve of the big battle at Baltimore candidate Woodrow WU
:' a If nothln more Important than a
n is as Krtu.
, - BK.nt 1 1.
wfth his general, over the long
to BUora w.a the convenUon
have tbem be requested his trustees to
'prepare a saucer with three dise npon
te altir teble of tbe parish itrnrch tnd
let the Bibles be raffled for."
A Worse Stage.
Mrs. Crawford Now that the honey,
moon is over I suppose you find your
husband has grown economical with
bis kisses? Mrs. Crabshaw He has ;
resrbed s wore stage than that, my i
dear. He has grown economical with j
his money. Illustrated Bits. j
Selitude and the Crowd
; It is easy in the world to live after
l the world s opinion, it is ease "-
3 F rlK Wxl rr-
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in those boxes with the bottoms Ehov-
ea nan way up.
"This spring, when that strawberry
bed began to blossom, I went out
there every day to see what progress
as being made, and the first green
wart of a berry I 6pied was hailed with
"But when the berries began to get
ripe, our troubls began.
"It developed that sereral small
boys had had their eyes ou that bed,
as well as those legally entitled to its
fruits. Also, our neighbor's chickens
had a taste for strawberries.
"Well, mother and I took turns shoo
ing boys and chickens out of that
strawberry patch till we Jumped in
"Then some strangers from th city
came snooping around, and we had to
(explain to them individually and col
lectively, that they were on private
grounds. And a long, lank Individual,
with a three-quart pall, was surprised
early one morning garnering our fruit
with a speed that showed practice.
"As to picking 'strawberries girls,
I want you to know there isn't a thing
romantic about it. After you've gone
through a patch as big as ours to get
five or six quarts of berries, you'll
agree with me. It may be healthy ex
ercise, but excuse me. I'm doing the
picking and mother's doing the can
ning. I always used to hate canning,
but I guess mother's got the best end
of the bargain this time. Anyway, I'll
eat every berry with appreciation next
winter. I'll remember what it cost me
in aching bones, to pick it.
to increase his own wealth. And for
that he won high praise for "com
ing to the rescue of the banks."
Mr. Cortelyou's testimony further re
vealed that not one cent of Uncle
Sam's money was deposited in the
country banks, which were Just as
much in need at the time as the New
York banks. Depositors in these banks
could not get a cent, even to pay
taxes or buy food. All were punished
that the stock gamblers who manipu
late the Wall street banks might be
According to Congressman William
E. Cullop of Indiana the money trust
is thoroughly frightened by the ex
posures made by the investigators.
his personal knowledge an emissary of
the big New York .bankers threaten
ed to defeat one member of the investi-
gating committee at the election this
fall unless he lets up in his exposure
;of the trust. This member
; lives in a close district, Mr. Cullop
! says, and while he realizes the money
i:('0lG TIIF MKT II on.
The money trust investigating com-
terms under which most of the na-
lion's business is conducted
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distance telephone but h. will not .o
U In aeaalon.
rude to live after our own. but the
great man is be wbo in the midst of
tbe crowd keeps with perfect sweet
ness tbe independence of solitude.
Ralph Waldo K me rue a.
Mrs. Newed I suppose now we have
disagreed you are comparing this tc
your old home. Mr. Newed Exactly.
This is just like the rows mother used
to make. Baltimore American.
afagistrste Vonr wife saya you
grabbed her by ttie throat Teutonic
Prisoner t'tndse. dot ros rboost a
ieedie cbofce. Philadelphia Record.
Humor and ;
9r WJVCAf M. SMITH I
THE NATAL DAY.
And all the little children
Of the great and lltUa run
Such a muchnesa
It ia the day
When boy will b boya.
Can you blama tbamt No.
The big ahow
Come but one a year.
As you will hear
If you will but list
Through the powder mist
And set an eaay Una
On the fine
And glorious occasion.
It Is a great day.
That la what they all say.
May not aay It so hard.
But their regard
Ia there t the same
And In a neat frame.
That this nation waa born
One clear morn
When republics were any
Meana something to us;
Hence the fuss;
Bene the orating;
Hence (ha restating
Of our position to the world;
Hence the flags unfurled.
And all of the little hences
Too numerous to mention
That receive attention.
Let the eagle scream!
Let banners fly I
Let rockets paint the sky
It is. as we have said.
The original and only
Fourth of July.
"So she refused jour heart
"Did you tell her yon were wealthy T
"I mentioned it,"
"What effect did that seem to have
-She didn't believe If
Might Curs the Condition.
"I have a few friends."
"Did you ever try to do anything
"Yes; borrow money or sell 'em min
ing stock or something?"
The Truth About It f ,y
"Most luxuries are exienslve.'
"That Isn't the worst of it"
"What could be worse?"
"After they cease to be luxuries and
become necessities they are still expen
sive." No Danger.
"He proposed to two women by the
"But what will be do If both ac
cept?" "He knows his undesirability as a
Judged by Summer Exhibit.
"How are they doing in the city 7"
"Not very well, 1 reckon."
"What makes you think so?"
"Their boys can't afford no suspend
ers." Strictly Construed.
"Hear about Blank? He's on tbe wa
"Water wagon? When did he learn
to drive a motor truck?"
"I alwaya try to be respectable."
"My; you must work awful bard!"
All by Himsslf.
The man who never told a lie
Stands In a class alone.
Without a rival or a peer.
But be Is carved In stone.
We have to have faith In our own
proposition, for if we don't it Is- fore
doomed to be a squelched little boom
let. Better make sure what the limit Is
before you determine unconditionally
to attain it at a 1915 model gait.
Being Independent Is no doubt praise
worthy and altogether all right. Still
it can be overdone.
Every time we get an Idea into our
beads that we are the unqualified "it"
we lessen our chances of ever being so.
A good resolution is a good working
plan, but it won't stand for any loafing
on tbe Job.
It isn't to be expected that yooll get
mnch out of yourself tf you are easily
There are people wbo dally chew the
rag with the avidity that they give to
a squsre meal.
No use in counting your chickens be
fore tbey are hatched nor after they
have bad their necks wrung.
If you aren't pleased with your en
vironment either get out of It or chr.tige
It. Don't growl over it.
Mrs. Benbam Farther gave me away
when we were married. Benham
Tour father has been quite a fruit
dealer. Mrs. Benbam What do you
mean? Benham He has marrivl off
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j onload half a dozen lemons in that
1 way la a good one. New York Press.
Doctor Barlow By Edwin C. Thornton.
Copyrighted. 1911. by Associated Literary Bureau.
There was trouble among the so- I
dents of the Gordon medical college in j
the matter of obtaining subjects for ;
dissection. They bad been used to se- '
curing corpses in the old fashioned j
way, commonly called body snatching, i
which meant robbing new graves. But
when a party was caught red handed
In one of these desecrations so great
waa the Indignation among the citizens
of the place that they threatened to
hang without legal process any student !
thereafter caught robbing a grave. i
One evening Just before dusk Dick j
Barlow, a medical student, looking out I
of the back window of bis room, saw
through an opposite window of a build
ing backing up against his boarding
house the body of a man lying stiff
and stark on a board, the ends of which
rested .on barrels. Considering the
fact that Barlow was about to be pre
vented from following his anatomical
course for the want of a subject it is
not remarkable that he was confronted
by a great temptation.
The roof of an addition to the house
he was in afforded an easy descent to
the back yard, and the room in which
the corpse lay was on the ground floor.
The removal would be easy, but If the
remover was detected the consequences
would be terrible.
Mr. Barlow, abont 10 o'clock that
night, with blankets on his arm la
tended for wrapping the subject which
be Intended to purloin and load in an
express wagon he bad provided, got
out of his window on to the addition of
this house and thence on to the ground.
His great dread was a street lamp that
shone across a vacant lot and lighted
the scene of his intended depredation.
He had Just dropped Into the yard
when the light illuminated something
that made his blood curdle.
Out of the window he intended en
tering came a man on whom the street
lamp ebone, revealing the corpse Mr.
Barlow was going to steal. Man. j
ghost or corpse, whatever It was, came
on, making straight for Barlow, wbo
collapsed, sinking In a heap.
Whether his fright came from con
science or a natural dread of the super
natural he didn't know himself. In
deed, he was not conscious long
enough after his first view of the coin
ing dead man to take account of the
matter, though he afterward said that
be bad no doubt tbe thing was coming
to do him Injury.
When the student came to himself
tbe corpse had vanished. Barlow got
up, staggered around to the front door,
went up to bis room, took a pull from
a bottle be had In bis closet to steady
him and went to bed. But no sleep
came to him, and the morning found
him entirely unfitted for his daily
He determined to keep his own coun
sel with regard to his intended theft
and the result. And it was well he
did. During the day there was a great
hubbub in the town and especially In
the college. It was stated that the
body of a man In the service of an
electric company, who bad been killed
by a live wire aud bad been laid out in
a vacant room awaiting tbe offices of
an undertaker, had disappeared, and it
was supposed that it had been stolen
by the sttnleuts. Barlow heard this
and shuddered. He was not charged
with tbe theft, but he Imagined -that
every person wbo looked at him bad
suspicion lu bis eye.
The college authorities ordered a
thorough search for the body, but with
out success. For a few days It was
feared that tbe citizens would attack
the buildings, and threats were really
made to tear down the dissecting room.
But after awhile tbe excitement died
out and tbe matter was forgotten.
Arrangements were made by which
the students could buy subjects, and
there was no more trouble on this ac
count Barlow was graduated and
came a veritable sawbones.
He was at once sppoluted resident
physician to a hospital In the place
where he had studied and entered upoD
his duties, tine young woman who was
studying to be a trained nurse found
favor in the doctor's sight. Miss Myra
Etberidge was an object of interest
from the fact that she was known to
have had a grief. A shadow of melan
choly bung over her; she seldom laugh
ed and never Joined the other nurses In
their sociables that were got up fur their
amusement and recreation. She was
one of the most efficient nurses in the
hospital, and whenever there was need
for careful attention upon a patient
Dr. Barlow relied upon her for the
Having fallen in love with Miss Etb
eridge. the doctor set himself to win
ber. As soon as she discovered bis in
tentions she told blm that she bad had
a lover, who had died, and she could
never love any one else. Barlow was
very much cast down at this foi
awbile. but no lover was ever yet de
terred from pushing a suit against a
dead rival, and tbe doctor was no ex
ception to tbe rule. He argued that In
any struggle between a live man and
a dead man the former must win In the
end. and though he 'refrained from
pressing bis suit in the usual way. be
did so Ly little acts of klndnese hnt
were bound to prejudice tbe lady In
Dr. Barlow spent one vear st the hos
pital, at the end of which he would
bare resigned to accept a position with
a noted specialist but for the fact that
be bad not won Miss Etberidge, and
he feared that If be left the field It
would be tantamount to giving up tbe
struggle, which be bad no intention of
doing, so be declined tbe offer and en
tered upon bl second year at the bos
Something occurred before the expi
ration of this second year's work which
gave the lover the victory. Miss Eth
eridge. from ber devotion to a patient
Buffering from a contagious disease,
caught the malady. Dr. Barlow devot
ed himself to ber with tbe same assid
uity sbe had devoted herself to tbe pa
tient wbo had given ber the disease.
By a close watch upon Its symptoms
he parried Its thrusts and eventually
pulled her tArouph.
Such devotion broke down her objec
tions to accepting another lover, and It
was not long after her recovery that
she showed her feelings toward tha
man who had saved ber life and openly
renewed his suit and was accepted.
Dr. Barlow now laid his plans for
entering npon his profession as a prac
ticing physician and being wedded at
the same time. Miss Etberidge re
signed from the hospitnl s-srvlre with
out waiting to take her degree, the
melancholy that had hung ever her dis
appeared, and both she and the doctor
seemed rery happy in anticipation of
their approaching nuptials.
Neither of the two having any means
and weddings celebrated In the usual
way being expensive, it occurred to
Miss Etberidge. wbo had grown at
tached to the hospital staff, to be mar
ried on the premises, where she would
be surrounded by her friends. Her
betrothed consented, and It was ar
ranged that the ceremony should tct
place in a large room used for religious
and other services. The nurses bore a
hand in decoratlnir the room with ever
greens and otherwise assisted In the
The day before the date set for the
wedding Dr. Barlow turned over his
duties to his successor. The next
morning such patients as were able to
leave their beds were permitted to
gather In the wedding room, and soon
after, the bride entering by one door
and the groom by another, they pro
ceeded to a dais on which speakers
usually stood. There they were. met
by a clergyman in the vestments of
the Episcopal church.
The ceremony had proceeded to the
point where the clergyman ssks any
one who can show cause why the
couple should not be Joined together to
speak or to hereafter hold bis peace.
At taIa re1est a faint voice came.
from a patient a man who had been
wheeled into the room in aa invalid
All present turned to look at the per
son who had made the Interruption.
The bride fainted, and the groom
staggered on bis feet.
Dr. Barlow saw the corpse, or rather
tbe man be had intended to steal for a
subject when he was a medical stu
dent Miss Etherldge saw her former
lover, whom she supposed to be dead.
She was carried out of tbe room, and
Dr. Barlow was supported aa be
walked beside her.
The man who had broken In upon
the wedding, being Interrogated, gave
tbe following statement:
- "I am an electrician and was some
years ago employed In the Ampere
works, where one day I accidentally
received au electric discharge sup
posed to be sufflcieut to kill a man.
I knew nothing till I found myself
stretched on a board in a room. It
was night I got off tbe board and
stood by a window. Seeing that I waa
on a level with the ground, 1 stepped
out of the window und, guided by a
street lump, walked away.
"I was treasurer of the church to
which I belonged and had used a thou
sand dollars of Its funds. I was not
long in inferring what bad happened
to me that I had recovered and that
a favorable opportunity was offered lo
disappear till 1 could raise the money
to make good my deficiency.
"I went into biding and rend In the
newspapers of the disappearance of
my body. I was relieved to hear that
tbe trustees of the church made up the
deficiency In tbe funds. I was engag
ed to Miss Etberidge. but of course
dare not communicate with ber.
"I bare enrneu the money to reim
burse the cburcb and came back for
the purpose of dolnx so. I was taken
111, and, bearing that the girl I loved
was a nurse here und was to marry
the resident physician. I bad myself
brought here last night In order to pre
vent the marriage."
This explsnation having been trans
mitted to Miss Etherldge und Ir. Bar
low, tbey held a consultation, at
which no one was present except
themselves, and the bride. Indignant
at her former lover's confessed ix tlon,
clung to her fiance. They decided to
return to the wedding room nnd re
quest the clergyman to finish the cere
mony. It Is needless to say that the
man who bad caused tbe trouble was
not only not Invited to te present, but
Tbe story being known to all. the
couple received an ovation, nnd when
tbey were driven away the windows
and porches were filled with thos
waving them so adieu. Itr. Barlow is
now one of the most eminent physi
cians lp the land, and hi wife 1 be
loved by all who know her.
Kin-e this most Important episode Of
his life the doctor has interested him
self in the matter of bringing back to
life those who. though they are sup
posed to be dead, are ruses of mere
suspended animation. He hns made
many experiments upon animals, caus
ing tbelr hearts to cease beating, the
manipulating the orgsns with s view
to restoring pulsation. He has recently
reMtured to life a man pronounced dead.
June 24 ia American
17M General William Hull, soldier,
born; died 1S20; surrendered De
troit to the British in 1S12.
1S13 Henry Ward Beeclu-r born at
Litchfield. Conn.; died 1SR7.
13 John Randolph of Koanoke. not
ed and eccentric Virginia states
man, died: born 1773
li10 Senator Gore of Oklahoma
charged that a $..000 bribe bad
been offered to him to permit vali
dation by congrese for the sale of
news all the time The