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THE DAILY CAPITAL JOURNAL. SALEM, OREGON, SATURDAY, SEPT. 30, 1916.
The story of a night in a haunt
ed house with wild! noises ad
about, high words and pi3tol shots
Here u a ghost that is finally
traced to its lair and forever laid
at rest i
By ELEANOR VAN HORN
LOCA L historians used to call it
Whitehall. That wag In the days
when one of Washington's offi
cers lived there. Then, for Immemo
rial years, the village folk culled It the revealed tne Uhabltant of Whitehall
Haunted House. It was a mansion of 'to have been a man of much adven
ulateW hnlli annrnached from the , ture. He had roamed the wide world
main road by a sweep of imposing
youlhful analysis, but which marked
him with distinction in sharp contrast
to the gentle village folk.
Vague rumors Altered Into the vil
lage as time went on, which gradually
driveway. It was large and square,
,,wlth a pillared porch. Its lofty front
.windows looked out across a once-
beautiful garden, laid out like the gar
dens of Italy and France. But In the
.years of mystery and desertion, the
garden, like the house, had fallen from
grand magnificence into gentle decay.
,'J'hcre were tangled masses of exotic
ilowera run wild. The box borders
Iiad been tl'ten out at Intervals by the
Iiuugry winters of the past. There was
b battered tun-dlM, a dead fountain,
a nioss-covr"td marDle seat, and mys
n u was Ltre mat uie viuuge uoya aim
I uaed to vlay when the sun shone
cheerfully 124 the day was young. The
house exerted its spell upon us. Wo
peered fearfully In at the windows and
uhook the strong old doors, then actir-
I ried away with shrieks of half fright
t oned ecstasy. The bouse seemed to
' submit to these familiarities patiently.
. Unt it. never lost, not even In the sun
shine, that aspect of cheerless, unholy
6o now that made It awful.
Perhaps even then, subconsciously, I
Jtnew thut I should spend a night of
horror behind those white, unsmiling
iv alls when I sCouId have become a
' Here let me tell you something
about tho tragedy enacted there.
A quarter of a century before my
bltth, a wealthy bachelor, a grandson
over: been in wars as a soldier ol
fortune; had been Imprisoned, and had
made his escape; was once an orna
mental figure at the court of I'runce,
and a destroyer of many a woman
ills manners were these of a Ches
terfield, although he was reserved and
taciturn to the lust degree, and made
no man his friend. He lived entirely
within himself. He cumo and went
about the village in that isolation of
spirit that some are capable of build
ing up for themselves, and which is as
Impenetrable as the heart of a Sahara.
He received no letters, but. many books
and magazines and papers. He spent
long days in his library. Occasionally
he walked In his great garden, gather
ing the flowers as If he loved them.
Thus he lived until the dny of a
In those days a stage-coach carried
mails and passengers to and from the
village. People came and went every
day, and the coach was always sure to
be well filled; so that when a mysteri
ous stranger, with a striking face and
a foreign accent, was a passenger
alighting at the village there were
many to carry the news. The strang
er's flue, erect figure was set off by
a military coat. His beard was cut
after a foreign fashion. When he
askr-d at the inn how he might reach
Whitehall, t'ie word swiftly passed
.'tlx Mi t'it the lonely bachelor was
to hfiT a distinguished visitor.
The ilxanfer gave the Innkeeper a
princely it and was, In consequence,
driven iut to Whitehall In the Inn
keoper'B own private chaise by the
Innkeeper's son. The great door of
Whitehall win opened by the old
jJiotisekec-pvr, mid the mysterious and
attractive stranger Bwullowed from the
sight of tho youth, who looked long
ingly after him as he fingered the
The room was In great disorder.
Sure enough, both men luy dead, their
laces bruised and marked. One, the
stranger, had been strangled. As for
the muster, he had evidently shot him
self. He lay within a largo closet,
the door of which stood wide open, and
across the sill trickled a stream of
crimson. Upon each victim was found
a miniature of a woman of extraordi
nary beauty, her lovely face smiling
out roquettishly from within a frame
of pearls in cue case and a plain gold
rim in the other.
Whitehall, after the tragedy, fell to
some distant cousins, and they came
to live there. They stayed hut a short
time, however, departing suddenly and
leaving a caretaker in charge of tho
place. The carc-laken, in turn, lert
hastily, declaring that he had heard
weird sounds ut nif;ht, accompanied by
two pistol-shots, und that he knew
that the ghosts of the two dead men
enacted the tragedy every night In the
Then the house was closed. The
weeds sprang up in the garden and
sprawled Into the trim walks, and
Whitehall had, within a year, become
that strange eery thing a haunted
When my childhood had passed, and
I had traveled about a good deal In
foreign lands and learned what flue
architecture really was, I realized that
the Haunted House was of rare beauty
and excellence, a gem of architecture
such as one does not often chance
upon in our good land, and so I.looked
upon its imposing frontage with long
iug, loving eyes. .
I spent several summers In Us vicin
ity in my early thirties, and each day
I nuila it the object of a pilgrimage.
I walked about its choked and neg
lected gardens, and examined Its poor,
weather-worn door-carvlni'a with
pity that would have penetrated to Its
heart had It had one. For Whitehall
seemed to me to be weighted down
tained the keys and wandered Into all
its rooms, gloatins over the rare wood
work and the strong. Arm frame; and
before I went away I had responded
to a sudden inspiration, and had rented
tho place for a year, with the privilege
of purchasing. The price was ridicu
lously low, tho haunting spirits that
one was obliged to take with it being
considered detrimental to tho real-
I was to be married In July, and
here I would bring my britlo. I knew
what a wonderful and joyful surprise
it would bo to Lydia for she regarded
of that ntTlrer nf Wnshlnctnn'a nlrnailv large silver Coin In his hand
. ... . ,. ., , And thut night was a night of terror
referred to, came to live at Whitehall, L, , v1f,Ke Th(, , "holI1,eUeeper
with an old housekeeper as his only had come runnlLg wildly to the near-
alt indaut. Ho was not well known in
I lie village, for tils youlh had boon
tt'ipnt In foreign lands, and only till he
i- iiin to live at Whitehall had the vll-'J-ce
people ever seen him.
Ilf was tall and Imposing, but his
( -iid ionio face bore clearly the marks
i r i dissipated and tumultuous III'. A
.':ir marked his dhfVk. He walked
, with a alight limp from some old
nil. II.. 'dressed carefully, and
1 ihc; i) ipr-i of a great gentleman
. .vi of lim world, villi :m Intangible
. j.c:liiii(j a'.;oul him that battled my burning.
est house In her nightgown, with her
eyes starting from her head und her
ulghtcap awry. She was incoherent
with terror and exhaustion, but it was
gained from her boketi speech that
a tragedy hud taken pluce at White
hull, and that the master and his vis
itor luy dead.
Some of the village men run to the
house, entered the door Hint had been
left wide open by the frightened house
keeper, and went up the stuirs to the
room the muster dud converted Into
a library, led by a light that was still
PSS . "You trill hear and
MMTMA mi t thing to-night."
with mortification and deaDnir. Th :,n .nnwit:, ,;.i, n,. - aj
juu imBai same us prigntest upon its
windows, but they never could be made
io nuve mat smiling look that the win
dows of happier housss have.
ine spring of the year that I bo-
came engaged to Lydla, I paid a visit
of a week to the old ton. and. of
course, to Whitehall. It was a lush
season; Nature was doing her very
bravest, and the old gardens of White
hall were struggllne to assert thm.
selves. There were surprising clumps
of fine, old-fashioned flowers here and
there, holding up their beautiful heads,
not proudly, but rather triumphantly
after all the years of neglect. I grew
more and more fascinated with the
piuce; u appealed to me as never be
fore. My being In love may have had
a good deal to do with this; but euch
uny was orawn to the old house, and
apeui uoura about it, and even ob
what a place for a honeymoon! What
romance that garden offered, what do
light was promised in those grand old
rooms, still stocked with gems of an
tique furniture, moth-eaten and dust-
laden to be sure, but not beyond resto
ration. I left directions for its setting
in cider, and hired a brave man. to
make trim the gardens.
At last, we came to our own. The
joy of those first weeks will remain a
honeyed memory forever. We arranged
and admired and recovered and re
polished to our own particular taste
until our artistic sense was completely
satisfied" We worked and dreamed
away the hours and talked much of
the history of the place, laughing at
the absurdity of the haunted idea and
pitying the narrow beliefs of the sim
ple people; but, at the same time, re
joicing over them because of the
wealth of beauty they had contributed
to our lives.
In September, Lydia was called to
the bedside of her sister. She took
the maid with her. The cook, who
was left to take care of me, went to
her own little home each night, so that
I was quite alone in the house after
nine o clock. I was lonely, as a new
bridegroom would be sure to be dur
ing such a separation, but I was happy
enough in my own way.
The day before Lydia returned I
received a call from one of the old
residents of the town the oldest in
habitant, I fancied, from his shriveled
and faded condition. I welcomed him
as a character. He came In the bright
afternoon, but seemed wary about en
tering the house, even with the glori
ous sunshine pouring in at the win
dows in a flood, and said he preferred
a seat in the garden. He walked
feebly, leaning heavily on a stout stick,
and breathlessly assured me that he
would not have mn.de so great an effort
had he not been Impelled by an over
powering curiosity as to whether wo
had been troubled by ghostly noises,
and also by the desire to tell me that
this was the anniversary of the trag
edy. It was a windy September night
that It happened, he said, and he quite
remembered how Aunt Sally Waiie
shivered and shook In her nightgown
when she brought the horrible news.
I cheerfully assured him that we
had not seen or heard anything of a
disquieting nature, and had no far
He waved bis palsied flngerB warn-
ingly, and feebly shook his head as he
said impressively: "You will yet,
young man, you will. It's never failed
to come on the night of the anniver
sary. You'll hear and see things to
night. This house has been ha'nted
for nigh onto fifty year, and them
that's lived here has always heard
wild noises groan3 and curses, high
words, struggling, pistol-shots two
Then, with, a dramatic fervor that
seemed like the good old man's last
effort on this earth, he graphically re
hearsed every detail of the ancient
tragedy. In Bpite of myself, I folt all
its horror and its reality.
When he had finished, he departed,
creeping slowly away with many a
backward look and ominous shakings
of the head. I have to confess that
he left a depressing effect, and I felt
very lonely without Lydla. The golden
days that we had reveled in seemed
very far away; and much as I disliked
to think of tho gruesome past, I could
not refrain from dwelling upon it with
an awful fascination.
As night u. near, I found myself
a prey to all the terrors of my youth
ful imaginings. Whitehall again be
came the Haunted House; and in spite
of all of my efforts to stave it off, I
was fast falling into a fit of the blues.
By tho time that the cook left I was
genuinely depressed. The wind sprang
up and moaned and sobbed dolefully
about the house, sighing In the chim
ney and shrieking wildly under the
eaves. I read very late, plunging into
tne lively action of the spirited VI
comte do Bragelonne, and hoped, like
Stevenson, to carry tho thread of that
ep'c into my slumbers.
When midnight struck, the brands
of the fire flashed up. Then went out.
I laid down my stirring romance,
stretched and yawned, and decided to
go to bed and sleep off my hapless
I got up and moved about the room
noisily, whistled and sung, swept up
the hearth, locked the doors and win
dows, and tried not to hear the fiend
ish wind. But I could not deny it. I
was the victim of such a disquieting
nervous tens'on.as I had never before
experienced In all my life.
When I got to bed I huddled under
the blankets and watched the cold
moonlight flooding across the floor
the very floor, I thought, upon which
the tragedy took place; for my bed
room had been the unfortunate mas
ter's library. I was happy to find my
self really growing drowsy, and was
Just on the verge of slumber when I
was suddenly shocked wide-awake by
a sharp report near at hand.
"A pistol-shot!" I whispered, my
flesh creeping with an anomalous spe
cies of terror; for the sound cams
from the large closet in which tho un
fortunate inhabitant of Whitehall had
died. It was now used as a storage
closet. I had half decided that my over
stimulated fancy had been playing ma
a trick, and was about tc settle back
upon my pillow, when another report,
louder, clearer, sharper, came from the
region of the closet, and made ma
jerk back to my sluing position.
"Two pistol-shots," I said to myselt
In an ominous wM .ner, recalling ths
old man's words. ,
All of a sudden I grasped hold of
my senses and got back my munbood,
a keen disgust of myself hastening mf
actions. I jumped out of bed, lighted!
I he lamp, and mado my way toward,
I he closed door of the closet. I held
the lamp rather high, and its light
shed itself sharply downward upon th.
floor where my eyes wcro attracted to
sbtustl.lng within its rays. I stooped
spreading slowly out across the sill
from beneath the door was a crimson
"Blood!" I whispered hoarsely, and
my own ran cold. My terror returned.
I felt a sudden ghastly fulntness, and
I nervously moistened my dry lips
with my tongue. The hand holding the
lump shook as with an aguo, and this
seemed to arouse me to a sense of my
weakness. I felt as if 1 had disgraced
myself by the weak fears and nervous
vacillations of this night, and, sud
denly stung back into strength and
courage by shamo, I put out n steady ;
hand and turned the knob. The door
was locked. I shook it loudlv ami i
peered into the keyhole. There waa '
no key within.
However, I wns now determined to '
fathom the mystery, and, shivering u .
my thin nightclothes, I gathered keys
from various doors up stairs and tr.cdl
(hem in the lock. The lant cna crated!
a little nnd then slid back, und tha
door was unlocked. I set my teeth ;i
little and held my breath with exclUi
mcnt. as I swung back the door, iiold-
Ing the light well forward and peering '
within. For a moment I couiu. sea
nothing, nnd then meeting my eager
gaze was a row of preservc-jars, two
of which had broken from fermenta
tion and sent forth a criinscu stream
Lydia s preserves! I said, and. Eel
ting tho lamp down on the nhelf, 1
gave myself up to a fit of upronrious
It Is Lydln's chief story. She reveil
In the telling of it, but I do not mind.
It gave me an interesting night, r.v, 1
we pndo ouraelves upon hc-inj; In.)
owners of one of the meat icaulilu
old lio;i3C3 in ihc laud. ,
(Copyright. The Freak A. .'iiiu.-v C:i
is the successful mission of
It is for rmligestion, Dyspepsia,
Crumps and Muhiria.
"Your honor," said the lawyer who
win pleniliug lii.i case lengthily mid
with many involved arguments, "do
yon follow me?"
" 1 have so fur," returned the justice
wearily, "hut I'll wiy frankly tliivl it
1 thought I could find my way hack
J M quit riijlit here."
Fiiglisliinen from the South African
sessions are leaving in large numbers
to jn home and join the army, an out
Htn tiling rei'cnt example being that of
tin. in a a who gave up a jolt worth
.V.'.I.UOO a year to serve king nnd the
It isn't the f:ivt young inuu who Keeps
up nilh his good intentions.
No Weakness Develops
In Financial Market
eifw York, Sept. 2:1. The financial longed into 1IH7 the steel mills of the
markets presented evidence during the ' country will continue to have lo choose
earlier davs of the week of u tendem v ,,11't V'1'" b"-;CTS' T,'!1nu1,!,'"-i.,, n
.. . , , . whole seem to ngren with this view. An
on the part ot some ol the large inter- nhm)t j,i(.ti,.l position seems to npply
ests to take profits that had accrued ns to copper anil, in fact, to nearly nil of
u result of the recent sustained rii-c in ' the various divisions of the metal iniir-
lh stock exchniiiie price level. Soiling ' w""'" "! s0 representative yl
NEW HOUSTON HOTEL
Sixth and Kvorott streets, Port
land, Ore., 4 blocks from Union
Station. Under . new manage
ment. All rooms newly deco
rated. SPECIAL RATES BY WEEK
Rates: COc, 75c, $1, $1.50 per day
dust r.v us a whole.
Wall Streot Wants Tariff.
riie national political campaign
of this cliiirai'ter, not unnaturally,
.served us u temporary check upon the
enthusiasm and strength that so dls-
....cry er. .ne u-inures or me preceu- Kilnlil,K , utlrn,.t attention as a market
Miff week Hut del. into weakness, how-, flu,tor of imlortlll,OP. T10 tlll.ifr is be.
ever, did not develop. Soulier was,; r n(,,lipU,a from tho matM ,,,.
there a corresponding reaction in the ilt tHturi) of C0Ilt)fntiOUi
volume or business 1 he market seem- lniJ ,h(, pr0ltpwtft ot ,,0 rivB, call(ii.
ed, or the moment, to l.nve est its ,atos 8() flr m o , imuatrinl
sparkle and declined moderately, ft 8t0cks are concerned, ncuuire imiortnnce
change suggestive ot a necessary .eud-lj,, 1)roporlion n9 tlipy Ziggt the elec
justnient that did not esesntuilly alter , ,ion of ft hi or ,jw tu,.i(.f a(lv0l,nte
more distant projects, 'llu.t such a with n lmtiolllli l(.gislture so proper
view was justified was ind.cn ed by the ti(m0(, ,0 t ,,im 0nr e,,nll,ltry
sharp and general advances that smbso- u vorv (arUl,M'e thil, VPnr iu hnviug
qi.ently took place choice between two s'ucl, good camli-
Money Is Abundant. llntM moil who nll.oniv hav , ,,,
r umiiuiit'iiiiii i tnitin uuin nuu iitu
These tiny CAPSULES
re superior lo uaisam
of Copaiba, Cubebs or
Injection, and X
RELIEFS In (MIDY)
24 HOUaS tha N '
lime diseases with
JSotJ by all tlrutHhit.
mo im .i,d i trice
u broad proposition, used in the im
mediate localities; they must be shipped
where needed and must pay for the ser
vice. There apepnrs to be quite a reac
tion from the fears that first were ea
tertuinyd us to the real effect, of the
ue.v eight hour railroad law. Railroad
employes are beginuiug to see that the
new conditions nre not all in their favor,
and that, tor example, a literal interpre
ttitiou ot the new act muv menu
people ii nd who are well known by their cfnialt of favred positions occui.io.1 bv
It also is pleasant to recall that lmlllv. ot tho older meu in the service.
for a fine
you must do something more
titan use cosmetics. You must
keep the blood pure, the liver
and kidneys active and the
bowels regular. You must also
correct the digestive ills that
cause muddy skin and dull eyes.
..I..........1 i i nu
..eiieneiiu the stimnlou nf ,,,l,nill..,l in.' .. " . . I'"""' IIIIIIIV-of tho older meu ill
:!., ,. ?, . , . line campaign is uot one or ireuK issues!
tlul.oa. Hold that is not needed is com- .u..,...i i. ,i, .....:.,.. ,,: .. ,, New Etnlifc Hour taw.
. . , , , , i ii inniuiru m uir iHiiuu.1 miun ill til 1 -
ing forward in a s endy stream in pur- have ,,epl ,,, diltt url.iiijr features of ! This new law does not become effectiv
tinl payment, for the pr.ducts if Amei- rilllipniKnl, ia hl paijt. llutil .Taminrv j. It ig llot impossi,,,
Tl .. "'i ,71: . "n Increased interest is being taken in tl.nt some attempt may be made nt the
titoturiil nr Audi in vnviihlrt ttvniti thur . ? . ... J ...
offer you the needed help. They
are mild in action, but quickly
strengthen the stomach, gen
tly stimulate the liver and regu
late the bowels. They put the
body in good condition so the
organs work as nature intend
ed. Backed by sixty years of
usefulness, Beecham s I'ills ,
Irrf Wbl Vlast Wm vtArmv tav
314 nwi worn. U bwM, life, lb.
iiiviiiii-u ui Biu-ii in uiiiuiu ii iith .uu. i,A ,na,,,n l DAi..tv. ti.i..
they leave largo profits, not nli.no iu the ,..-,., :.. ..:,.. uf . " M(1 ' tllnl
hands of the muuu'fnctiirers but in those
nre approaching the end of the Kuro-
oi iinuir nun or uu liueresis connocieii i;:,t.,,;.... 4 :
with them from the point of production , "hB7hn. been n e'wthe
o that of final de .very abroad, ...clud-, s p oT ,,, (s0,nt.t,ig over
ing land a d sea transportation, insiir- jM,r,on,(iuO,000 of America., securities.
Jtr"!.l.?in f . 1 "Tl"'' Thu".1m;"'y cl.iofl.v of our railroads, have been sent
re luting freely and is ava.lulde for ,,B(.k Mr0M , A , . d ullstr,,(j
liuu. es and necess.ties t home, . this , Am,fB11 invnU) B9 tll of
wny becon, ng responsible for a domes- ' t , Tfc. , tMMom
iy"!.Me nrat: wr. isrr -irf iou ,,hr
conditions that will confront the world) '"oe,ncnt has shout ended,
nt large at'ler the present stupendous . England Making Fortunes.
mnssnere onus. At tho moment, unfor- Whatever of otir
luunieiv, mere is lint uliglit encoiirnge'
t u uu. ever or oar securities are still
nnroiiit are, as a broiul proposition de
ment for any expectation that peaco is posited with the British treasurv and
in sight. In torn this suggests an ob- ure to be used us collateiul for loans in
sconce of inducement to believe that the ' stead of being sold outright. Fortunes
inflationary movement to which 1 have 'are being mnde abroad out of the war's
just referred Is fulminating. -More like-' necessities quite ns freelv as is the case
ly will it proceed still further and in the at home here. These fortunes nre not
long run include to a more general ox-' onlv being acquired by Knglish and
tent than nt present securities ns well French nnd Kusnian subjects, but bv
ns commodities in its Influence. Tho those of Holland, Scandinavia, Denmark
iron nnd steel industry never hns been and Switzerland, as neutral countries
so nclive. A local trade authority, re-, are piling up wealth on a largo scale,
viewing steel trude conditions, declares American securities huve been favorite
that the drift not only is toward higher investments abroad for severul gcucra
prices but toward greater difficulties in turns. Thev will unquestionably be
delivery.. The situation, it adds, is thut among the first to be repurchased when
Curope will take wlmtever amount of . peace wlinll fortunately arrive and the
steel American mills will agree to de-1 world's financial affairs shall begin to
liver when wanted, and that domestic return to noruiul conditions Mean-
inijers nre providing lor itieir wants in, while we cannot hnve prosperity in ou
tho first half of 1P17 at prices they ow n country without a full pnrticipntioi
were unwilling to consider two months of our railroads in such nrosnoritt-
( onsumers are acting on the more Transportation is the life of industry.
mans unit w.ia (ne war pro. rroiiucts of industrial plants are not, tu
short session ot conuress, which con
venes in December, to give this subject
the attention its importance merits.
There will not nt that time, nt liny rate,
bo an incentive for hasty action based
ou political expediency. A similar crisis
has just been sutisfactorilly settled in
the affairs of the British railways by
State of Ohio. City of Toledo, l -
I.ucas County. f
Frank J. Cheney makes oath that he Is
tnlor partner of the firm of P. J. Cheney
Co., doing business In the City of To
ledo, County and State aforesaid, and
that said firm will pav the sum of ONE
HUNPKED DOLLARS for each and ev
ery case of Catarrh that cannot be cured
by the use of HAM, '8 CATARRH CURE.
FRANK J. CHENKT.
Sworn to before me and subscribed In
my presence, this 6th day of December,
A. D. 1SSI .
(Seal) A. W. OLEA80X,
9 Notary Public.
Hairs Catarrh Cure Is taken Internally
and acts directly upon the blood and mu
cous surfaces of the system. Send for
F. J. CHKNET CO.. Tolelo. O.
Sold by all Drmrirlsta. T5o.
Take Haifa Family pills for conitlpatlon.
Wny Not Us
Columbia QUALITY Carbons?
Mad in Oregon
100 Copies Guaranteed froa
OolimbU Carbon Pa?w Hff. Oo.
3rd ft Broadway, Portland, On.
grunting to employes nn additional bon
us to continue throughout the period of
tho war instead of permanently advanc
ing wages. In this way the post-bellum
railroad situation can bo handled on its
merits. This plan might be a reasonable
compromise to adopt as a substitute for
the eight hour law.
Copper stocks have been favorably in
fluenced by reports that announcement
is snou to be made of large additional
sales by American producers to Kurope.
The strength and activity in I'nited
Stiites Kteel are suggestive of the im
portance of the interests who nre buy
ing these securities. The third quurter
of the year is now about closing and
there seems every reason to believe that
the quarterly statement, when finally
published, will show an even greater de
gree of profitable activity on the part
of the corporation than was the case in
the June quarter.
Gold coal inns to come forward in
large volume and is adding to the perm
anent ease of the general money situa
tion. Tho financial requirements of the
crops now have virtually beeu arranged
and there appears no reason to believe
that the money situation is to eater ns
an adverse market factor. .
The generul market seems to promise
excellent returns fot intelligent in and
out trading. Large interests are un
doubtedly operating actively and will
be inclined to take profits ut intervals
as thev accrue.
Colonel Will Talk af
Battle Creek, Michigan
By J. P. Yoder.
(I'nited -Press stuff correspondent.)
New York, Sept. 20. Colonel Roose
velt, ex-president, will appeal for votes
for another man Charles K. Hughes
for the place of president, iu a speech
tomorrow at Buttle Creek, Mich.
He was ready this afternoon to leave
at 5 o'clock and due at Battle Creek in
the morning. The spectacle of a former
executive stumping for a presidential
candidate has been witnessed in recent
years only in the ISHtl McKinley cam
paign when Harrison spoke.
Kn route. Kooscvelt will confer with
Ralph D. Cole as to an itinerary for
further campaigning. Places now named
for this swing include Indianapolis,
Cleveland, Columbus, Chicago. Kansas
City, Minneapolis and St. l'oul, though
the final program may eliminate some
Some consideration is also given to a
Pacific coast tour.
ARRESTED FOB MURDER
Mountain View, N. II., Sept. 29.
Fred I.. Small, formerly of Bostou, was
arrested today, charged with murder
ing his wife and setting their summer
residence on fire. H
The house, which is situated on the
short's of Ossipeo l.nkc. was totally de
stroyed at 11 o'clock Inst night. The
body of Mrs. Small wns found with a
rope tied around the neck. It is believed
she was strangled and burned alive
with the house.
Use the Journal Want Ad Way.
A BUFFALO INSTITUTION
Known All Over the United States.
Dr. Richard C. Cabot, who is head
of the Massachusetts General Hospi
tal, has been writing for the American
Magazine, April and May, on the sub
ject of "Better Doctoring for Less
He says that "A new era has come
in the practice of medicine, but most
people do not know it yet. We have
begun to emerge from that stage of
medical work in which the doctor ?as
a peddler, selling goods from house
to house, into the more advanced and
sensible era in which the doctor stays
at his place of business, like anyone
else who has goods to sell, and the
people who want these goods come
to rum. The shop where he has his
goods to sell is generally called a
hospital and he has associated with
him there a body of men and women
similar to work people, foremen and
managers of any industrial plant or
dry goods store. He has there some
beginnings of a satisfactory division of
labor and specialization of function.
Therefore, he can give the public a
much better article for less money.
"The 'article' I refer, to is sound
medical advice and treatment."
This is just what Dr. Pierce has been
doing at the Invalids' Hotel in Buffalo,
New York. Dr. V. M. Pierce has asso
ciated with him Dr. Lee H. Smith, who
is vice president and head surgical
director and operator, and there are
a dozen other physicians and special
ists, as well as four chemists, and the
poor and the very rich get the best
medical attention. As Dr. Cabot has
properly said, "When you go to a
doctor's office you may complain of
nothing more abstruse than a head
ache or a stomache-ache, yet for the
solution of the problem represented by
your suffering there may lie needed an
X-ray examination, chemical tests such
as very few experts are capable of mak
i.ig, the consultation of experts in
diseases of the eye, the ear and the
throat, and the study of the improve
nient or aggravation of symptoms at
different times of dqy and tinder dif
ferent diets and temperatures. This
stuay aemanas tne conditions found in
just such a hospital, and nowhere else
to he had without great expenses." It
is also true that the "family doctor does
the best that he knows how, and con
sidering the difficulties under which he
works, makes a wonderfully good estijrj
mate of the nature of the patient's dis
ease and the treatment to be adminis
nut as an accurate diagnosis simply
cannot be made in a considerable num
ber of cases without the co-operation
of a number of men, each expert in his
own field, what we ask the family
doctor to be is an 'all-around' specialist.
This he attempts, but one cannot truth
fully say that he succeeds, for the at
tempt is obviously an impossible one.
Medicine is today far too large and
complicated a field for any one man,
no matter how wise and experienced,
.We have not the space to speak in
dividually of the professional men com
posing the faculty of this old, world
famed institution, but will say that
among them are many whose long con
nection with the Invalids' Hotel and
Surgical Institute has rendered thent
experts in their several specialties.
Advantages of Specialties.
By thorough organization and sub
dividing the practice of medicine and
surgery in this institution, everv in
valid is treated by a specialist-one
who devotes his undivided attention to
the particular class of diseases to which
the case belongs. The advantage of
this arrangement is obvious. Medical
science covers a field so vast that no
physician can, within the limits of a
lifetime, achieve the highest degree of
success in the treatment of every
malady incidental to humanity. m
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