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Tobin - James

Source: Weekly Argus New, Jan 20, 1894

James Tobin, the ice cream fiend, has been converted into an athlete, and a crack foot ball player as will be some artistic prevaricator as is shown by the following item which is now going the rounds of the city press:

"Two years ago James Tobin, of Ladoga, Ind, an athlete, weighing 240 # had a severe attack of dyspepsia and it was thought he would die. He suddenly fancied ice cream and this has been his only diet ever since, as nothing else would stay on his stomach. He is the chief football player of the Ladoga team, and recently played in a game."

The Ladoga football team is a new one to us and smacks very strongly of a fishy flavor but it lends an additional charm to the item just the same. - transcribed by kbz
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