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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 05, 1912, Image 14

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quietly approached the bed of the
raving man.
Jack was rolling wildly from
side to side, his eyes staring, his
face blistered with the fever. He
Started, looked up at Grace Lay
ton, and then exclaimed: -
"Are you an angel and have I
gone to heaven?"
"I've come to take care of you,"
the girl replied; "will you let
"Angels can do anything," the
sick man asserted.
In Grace's case it was true. She
sent for a physician, and urged
Miss Townsend to telephone the
relatives and friends of Jack. As
the landlady knew none of them.
"Wi Grace thought the vouner man
ppor and friendless, and deter
mined to take care of him, think
ing he could not afford a nurse.
For three weeks she did this,
Jack insisting all the time that he
was in heaven. Then the fever
broke and he fell into a refreshing
slumber. r
When he awoke the girl in
white was sitting at his side. He
looked at her curiously for a mo
ment, attempted to lift his head,
and then weakly whispered :
"Who are you?"
"A nurse; you have been sick
and I have taken care of you."
"I thought you were an art
But never mind," Jack faintly at
tempted to reply.
During his convalescense Miss
Layton read to him, amused him,
and when he went for his first
drive it was she that sat beside
him in the victoria. It was while
they were in the park that Jack
declared that he could never live
without Ker. And' to keep him
her patient she gave herself to
For three years the Chicago
health department has been look
ing for the influenza baccilus, ex
amining about 100,000 samples of
sputum a year, and not one has
heen found to contain the "grip"
baccilus. The conclusion is that
there really hasn't been any grip
in Chicago for 20 years not
since the great epidemic of
The fact is la grippe is a true
epidemic, and when it comes it
spreads. What people call "grip"
these .days is a cold, caused by
one or the other of several differ
ent bacteria.
In Guyrhori, Okla., there's a
long-winded preacher. A stranger
happened into. the church about
the middle of the service. He lis
tened till he began to think some
thing was wrong. He asked an
"How long has that man been'
"About ten years," was the re
ply. "Oh, well' he said, resignedly,
"in that case I suppose I'll stay.
He'll surely be through in a little
while." Kansas City Star.
Two-toned bone buttons m blue
and white, or the crystal buttons,
are exceedingly good looking
when combined with dark ma
terials for suits.

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