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A Traveling Doctor

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In Augnst, 1895, a man calling himself John Marshall, a physician from Ann Arbor, and who was a sort of itinerant medicine man such as travel around the country trading on the credulity óf bis fellow inan, stopped at a farm house about two miles from Salem village and noticing that the farmer, John L. Martin, was badly crippled from rheutnatisin, told him that there wasno need of his sufïering the way he did as he could easily cure him. He represented that he was a physician. Martiu told him that hehad uo money. He nrged tbat he didn't want any cash, and he would charge nothing at 11 if he didn't cure him and if he did ure him he would take his note. Martin took his treatment but was ot effeeted by it. Now comes L. F. Eastman and Edar J. Hnnter, of Chicago, with a 100 joint note signed John L. Martin nd Dora Martin, made out to B. F. 3atchelder, and sue the same in Jusice Duffy's court. They come as inocent purchasers of a note sold to heni for a valuable consideration and epresentations that the note was all ight. The note bears date of the visit f the man who said his name was Marshall. Mr. Martin denies ever signing a note as he had not been cured but there seems to be little doubt of the signature being genuine. It seems not unlikely that Martin waa fooled into signing some sort of paper. The case is in Justice Duffy's court and Cavanaugh & Wedemeyer are trying to get Martin out of paying the note. It would prove healthy for Marshall or Batchelder or whatever his name is, to show himself in the vicinity oí Salem, as a number of other families had dealings with him and are in fear that some sort of notes may turn up ugainst them. Moral - Leave traveling doctors alone.