Injunction Against Death

St. Joseph Daily News

A young Hebrew of Peoria, Ill., has applied to the state's attorney for an injunction against death. The officials sympathized with him, but told him they had no jurisdiction in the matter. Not long ago he consulted a fortuneteller and expressed a desire that the prophet peer behind the veil and see how near the dark angel was to his name on the list. The prophet went into a trance and, after consulting the spirits, assured his visitor that he would depart this life January 15.

The young man has so much faith in the prediction that he is much alarmed. He argues that that date does not suit him, and he wants some relief in the matter. The fortune-teller says he is unable to change the date, and the officers of the law admit that they are powerless in the matter.

St. Joseph Daily News

The Universalist Leader says: "There are two classes of people who will usually bear watching: those who talk a great deal of how good they are, and those who have much to say about how bad they are."

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