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THE SEMI.WEEKLY TRIBUNE, NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA.
TIiIh pliotoKraph of tlio German submarine U-5U was taken t Newport,
hours beforo starting on tho raid in which It destroyed nt least six steamers
Drug Treatment Is Used On 200
Patients in Five-Year
MARKED SUCCESS IS SHOWN
Physicians Believe Cure May Result
from Experiments by New Method
Local Treatments, However,
Necessary as Makeshifts,
Have Been Based on ,
Now York.Markod success In tho
treatment of cancer by selenium has
boon announced in medical publica
tions by Dr. Charles II. Walker, of 327
If A. W . It . i it a . H
u esi uiguiy-sixui street, tins city. oo-l"'r1
lenium Is a powerful chemical which,
taken Internally, In capsules, has rc-
taken Internally, In capsules, has rc-
iiovjji suffering in tunny cases and in
others has effected nn apparent cure.
Dr. Walker, howover, docs not say
ho has found a cure, but ho firmly be
lieves tho treatment is worthy of n
"I havo treated in tho last flvo ycarB
moro than two hundred cases," Dr.
Walker said to a Now York Trlbuno
reporter. "In many of them diag
nosis had shown beyond all question
tho patient was n cancor victim, and
la few was there much ground for
doubt I enn safely say In no case
wad thoro n total falluro In favorablo
results from tho uso of selenium.
Believes Cure Was Made.
"Somo of tho patients woro near
death when I first saw them, and it
was posslblo to do nothing but rcllovo
a llttlo of their pain. Itfother cases,
Bald by specialists to bo beyond help,
I boliovo Micro has been a permanent
euro. If selenium will only rcllovo
pain It Is worth usIngT and if It will
cure, tho treatment should bo thor
Sulfo-scleno, a combination of sul
phur and selenium, tho compound Dr.
Walker uses, was worked out in co
operation with Dr. Frederick Klein, a
biological chemist, of this city.
In 1011 Dr. Walker camo to tho con
clusion, upheld by eminent authorities
on cancer, tho dlscaso whs not duo to
h germ, but to a certain peculiar con
dition In tho body, which might bo cor
rected by treatment with chemicals.
Experiments with selenium woro be
gun ana nnvo boon continued tho last
First Clue to Treatment.
In u report published in "Tho Medi
cal Record" In 1012 eminent surgeons
stated tho remedy for cancer might
well bo a chemical substance.
''It has long boon tho opinion of
thoughtful students of tho BUbJect,"
says tho report, "that local treatments
for cancer, howovor, necessary ns
makeshifts, havo been based on a mis
conception. It Is qulto possible, for
example, that X-rays or tho figura
tion treatment may benefit n super
ficial cancer at Its point of origin, but
tho danger of such growths lies largely
In their spread to distant and Inacccsl
bio vital organB, whero local treatment
"Wo bellevo It, therefore axiomatic
that n scientific remedy for cancor
shall bo ono soluble In tho blood,
transmlsslblo by tho blood and lymph
currents to njl porta of tho body, and
possessed of u seloctlvo nlllnlty for tho
colls of tho tumor to bo destroyed.
"Such n remedy mny qulto conceiv
ably bo a chemical BUbstunco existing
la tho outsldo world, and by happy nc
ddent discovered to havo tho desired
Dr, Francis Carter Wood, director of
tho Crocker Cancer Hoscarch Fund,
speaking on tho laboratory study of
tho causes of tho dlscaso nt n meet
ing of tho Now York Academy of
Modlclno Inst May, said It had been
established, almost beyond question,
that saucer was not n germ dlseaso,
nor In any way allied to gorm dls
Mses. Dieting a Necessary Aid.
"Dr. Klein and myself havo prob
' ably not found tho final chemical form
lu which tho uso of selenium will be
most cfTcellvc," snld Dr. Walker, "but
wo hopo to. Its use must, of course,
bo nccompnnlcd by tho strict dieting
Inevitable in all treatments of can
ccr." It Is declared by medical authorities
ono of tho greatest dinieultlcs in tho
way of determining tho actual valuo
of -proposed cancor treatments, oven
whero several hundred cases arc un
der observation, Is the question of diag
nosis. This can seldom bo made with
absoluto certainty unless tho cancer
ous growth can be seen. In many
ca"scs this is brought about only by
In many of Dr. Walker's most suc
cessful cases no question of doubtful
diagnosis can bo raised. Ono patient
was an Italian laborer, twenty-ono
years old, operated on at tho Massa
chusetts General hospital, in Boston.
Ho was discharged from tho hospital
after a microscopical examination had
resulted in n illnirnnsia nf nnnnni if
Ptlio stomach. Tho hosnltnl clmrt
showed tho operation had "relieved"
Tho patient came under Dr. Walk
er's caro eighteen months Inter with nil
the signs of recurrent cancer. Ho was
treated wltli selenium and a rigid diet
enforced. Tills was continued for n
year, with intervals of cessation from
' .... hmuiiuu huui
",l ,neuentlon, and was stopped last
Jnm,mr'' Two weeks ago tho man was
working ns n day laborer, had suffered
no pain from tho cancor In moro thnn
a year, had a good annctlte. irood col-
or, and had gnlned-UO pounds sliico ho
uognn tho treatment.
PEN PICTURE OF
Nevyspaper Correspondent Des
cribes the Bandit as He
HIS EYES - BORE LIKE KNIFE
Heavy-Llmbed, Thick-Cheated With
Abnormally Lono Arms Mouth Re-'
veals Savnoc Cruelty and.Cun
nlnn of tho Man.
By Edmond E. Behr.
Field Headquarters, Punltlvo Expe
dition, Mexico. Although hundreds of
photographs of him havo been printed
In Amcrlcnn nowspapcrs, hardly one
shows Francisco Villa ns ho really Is
In tho llesh.
Mechanical limitations prevent, for
Instance, un ndequato picture of tho
CARLSTR0M BREAKS RECORD
Vlclor Carlstrom Is holder of tho
continuous flight record. Ho covered
tho distance between Chicago and Now
York In actual flying tlmo of 8 hours
and 117 minutes, not Including tlmo out
for two Btops, ono of which was made
at Eric, I'a., on account of cnglno
trouble, and tho other at Hammonds
port, . N, Y. Tho dnrhfg aviator had
expected to ily between tho two cities
without stopping. Although ho failed,
ho established n now Amcrlcnn non
stop record of 452 miles In 4 hours
nnd minutes. Tho dlstnnco bo
twoon Chicago and Now York ns Carl
strom covered It Is about 075 tulles.
During tho entire trip ho averaged
about 110 miles an hour,
where tho vessel stopped for three
Treatment was ns successful In tho
case of a man flfty-ulno years old.
Ho was told after diagnosis at Johns
Hopkins hospital, Baltimore, that ho
was suffering from cancer of tho
tongue. Iladlum was applied in April
nnd June, 1015, but tho patient told
Dr. Walker that ho continued to grow
worse. In July, 1015, treatment with
selenium was begun and continued for
several months, at tho end of which
ho returned to his homo In Canada
with tho ulcerations healed. Last July
ho wroto Dr. Walker that thoro had
boon no sign of recurrence, nnd ho was
attending to business regularly.
A woman, forty years old, was op
erated on for cancer nt St. Luko's
hospital In 1012. A microscopic exam
ination confirmed tho diagnosis. Tho
trouble returned In 1013 and tho se
lenium treatment was administered
for a year. Last August tho patient
snld sho felt better than she had for
many years and was suffering no pnln
whatsoever. Sho was still gaining
weight, though tho treatment had been
discontinued almost two years before
Ono of tho most rcmarkablo cases
Is that of tho manager of a Stock Ex
chango house, who in July, 1014, when
ho wns sixty-three, consulted two spe
cialists and was told, following an X
ray examination, that he had cancer
and could not live only a short time.
Ho then weighed about 120 pounds.
Treatment with selenium was begun
and continued for n year, at tho end of
which ho. weighed 187 pounds nnd was
attending to business. Ho has slnco
VILLA, THE TIGER
notorious bandit's eyes thoso yellow
ish, brown eyes before which hun
dreds pf Mexicans hnvo quailed. His
eye-balls protrude from their sockets
moro thnn tho average man's. Tho
whites aro bloodshot. When ho Is an
gry, tho blood rushes to his eyes un
til they appear almost red. When ho
is in a crowd, Villa's gazo shifts llko
lightning to every part of tho compass,
possibly on guard against somo would
bo assassin ; but when ho Is nlono with
a mun, Villa's eyes boro through him
llko a knife.
Arms Out of Proportion.
Villa Is flvo feet, ten Inches in height
Ho Is heavy-limbed and thick-chested.
His arms aro unusually long. They
are out of proportion to tho rest of his
body and reach nearly to his kneees.
Ills hands, oddly enough, aro ns Boft as
a woman's. When ho shakes" hands,
his grasp 13 llabby. Ho weighs about
His head and neck recall pictures of
Itomun gladiators. His nock Is thick
as a man's thigh nnd very short. His
head is large, a llttlo too largo for tho
rest of his body. It Is crowned by
blnck, curly hair, which ho rarely
brushes. A bald spot Is beginning to
appear nt tho top. Tho forehead Is flhj
ono redeeming fenturo of his counten
ance ; It Is high nnd well-formed.
Ills skin is light brown but mottled
with dnrk patches, evidently tho ro
BUlt of many years spent in tho open.
His cars aro largo and ugly. Uls noso
Is wlde-nostriled but small. Ills cheeks
Tho mouth rovenls all tho savago
cruelty and cunning of tho man. Tho
short upper-Hp docs not conceal n
set; of sernggly, dark-stained teeth. Tho
shortness of this lip, which rarely
touches tho lower mokes It appear as
though Vllln wcro always grinning.
Tho thickness of both Hps gives him a
beastlal, sonsunl expression that is
heightened by tho slow, almost ponder
ous, manner in which ho moves nbout.
A long, stern chin nnd n lower Jaw
that protrudes dlscloso tho Inherent
cruelty In him.
Talks Like a Child.
A strange contrast to tho rest of
his physical tnnko-up is Villa's voice;
It is high-pitched and weak, excopt
when ho shouts orders. Most of tho
tlmo, though, It Is n peculiar blend of
n whlno aud n drawl. To hear It nnd
not see tho speaker, ono would think
a ten-ycnr-old child was speaking.
His strength Is a by-word among his
fellows. Ho has been known to pick up
and pet on Its feet n small mulo that
had slipped nnd fallen while dragging
n caisson through miry roads.
Nntlvo refugees nrrlvlug nt this
camp from tho South say ho Is heavier
now than ho over was befoic. Ho wears
n board sovcrol Inches long and limps
from tho wound ho received nt Guer
rero lust March. Mst of tho tlmo hi
uses a crutch, which Is strapped to tho
side of Mils saddle when ho mounts
High Cost of Flags Now Hits the United States
WASHINGTON. Now comes' tho high cost of flag-rnlslng. The rapacious
maw of Mars, In consuming every conceivable resource, has not passed
by even the stondnrds or which men die at his nltar.
Local flag dealers report that the
J&Tpy j XARECOIN'UfM
70 per cent nnd the end Is not yet. Asked whether tho tremendous Increase
in export of cotton, coupled with tho existing shortage, would stop the man
ufacture of flags, Arthur Copeland, president of the M! G. Copelnnd company,
declared tho people of tho country would nlways Insist on having flags, nnd
cited historical instances of tho use of rngs as standards when nothing else
wns nvnllablo ns evidence of tho lengths to which patriots will go. Mr. Cope
land added that while tho present situation is serious, it did not seem to
threaten n suspension of flag production.
"Tho cost of dyes Is n factor which makes for expensive lings," said Mr.
First-Aid Girl Pupils Were Too Much for Jimmie
THE flrst-ald class, now being held under tho joint nusplces of the American
National Itcd Cross and the Navy league in Washington, doesn't even
know his name. So we'll cnll him ''Jimmie."
JImmlo Is a messenger boy and n
near-hero. Ho has freckles, has been
known to call successfully to the nlus
lvo Phoebo Flvo In a secluded area
way, and n pal of his has vouchsafed
tho information that "he's n bold wld
his mitts." Bo that as It may ho has
one sterling accomplishment. Ho
knows when to quit
The flrst-ald class wanted a pa
tient upon whom to practice lately
acquired skill In tho nrt of scientific
bandaging. Tho doctor In charge, be
ing u man of ingenuity, called a well-known telephone number nnU summoned
Jlmmlc. Jimmie, it seems, wns prime favorite with tho "doc" and his class.
JImmlo whistled on his way as he answered tho cnll. Maybo ho didn't
know what was ahead. Maybe he's moro than n near-hero. Anyway, he
whistled tho popular melody which .nssured those In his immediate vicinity
thnt "This Is tho life."
Tho doctor "ushered him Into the' classroom, cop In hand. He was given
a chair and remembers vaguely sitting down. Forty pairs of casual eyes of
grny and brown and blue "polls, fellers, an' only the doc nnd mo!" were
raised and Bwcpt him nppralslngly. Ho only remembers the rest vaguely.
As through a mist ho become suddenly conscious thnt It wns nwfully
hot. His feet Insisted upon spreading all over the place and his hands kept
growing larger and larger. Why did they nil keep looking nt him? Wns
there anything the matter?
And then he Jieard tho concluding sentence of the doctor's lecture. He
bays It was something like this:
. " 4An' now, indies,' ho scz, 'wo shall practice bamlngln' n wounded hend, n
badly wounded head. This young gentleman has agreed to act as de patient,'
lid scz. Dnt's me, fellers. Don ho tolns to me. Wc shall need lots of band
ages,' ho scz. 'Will you step out in do hall an' nsk tho nurse for a handful?' "
Jimmie stepped, nay, more, ho stepped with alacrity. Oh, yes, he stepped,
nor did ho ceaso tho process till he had reached his bicycle. Nor oven then.
Thnt was tho end of tho incident. They may havo obtained u substitute
up at the flrst-ald class. But this Istho story of Jimmie..
How the District's Doughnut Cabinet Originated
WHEN Louis Brownlow nnd Oliver Newman were newspaper men they
would occasionally go to tho grillroom of n big downtown hotel for
luncheon, and there they would cast longing glnnccs nt tho round tnble, where
n doughnut mentally. Each of them says today that they had never at thnt
early dato eaten one In reality In that hotel because they feared the price
would bo something llko 40 cents apiece, and they didn't caro to squander
thnt much on a single-tube doughnut, without antiskid appliances. But they
would glnnco over nt tho tnble whore snt tho gourmnndlzlng bank directors
nnd railway magnates, nnd It seemed to be bending In the middle Avlth dough
nuts. They wondered when they, too, could sit down nid order nil the
necessities of life, nnd ndd n plate of doughnuts Just for good" measure.
In fact, doughnuts in n hotel grow to bo the mark of extreme luxury for
thoso two young men. Then one dny they found they were commissioners of
tho District of Columbia, and the center of n group of ndmlnlstrntlvo officials
who wanted to get together every day at luncheon to tnlk things over.
So they went to tho big hotel nnd nrrnnged for n round tablo dally.
Tho first day they nil snt down the heart waiter placed on the table nbout
ono bushel of thoso George H. Harries doughnuts.
"Wo didn't order these," snld Louls-J mean Commissioner Brownlow
"I know," returned tho wntter with n smile. "They are like brend nnd
butter. Wo mnko no charge for them."
And then Louis looked at Olllo and Olllo looked nt Louis, nnd together
they tried to figure out how mnny doughnuts tho hotel owed them for past
And that is why that big round tublo nt a certain hotel near the District
building Is reserved for what they call "tho doughnut cabinet."
Stolen Articles Sent Back to Washington Hotels
WASHINGTON hotel mnnngers aro much amazed over tho fact that tho
American public Bcems to be getting conscience-stricken and slowly but
steadily returning, without explanation, numerous articles missed immediately
after their departuro from tho better
class of tho hotels. It Is said that
this Is truo of all tho hotels through
out tho country, nnd the cnuso of it nil
has not yet been disrwered.
Ono Washington innnngcr says:
"If everything that has been tnken
from this hotel wns to bo returned I
would havo to turn tho lobby and a
largo part of tho hotel to storage
rooms. Our loss each year of tho last
20 years has beeu approximately $10,
000 In tablo silver, linen nnd room
articles such n curling Irons, electric fans, and boudoir necessities." This
samo hotel manager declares that within two weeks ho hns received more
than GO scparato packages, from tho United States and Canada, containing
nrtlclcs supposed to havo been taken nwny from tho hotel by guests. These
packages contain nearly 200 pieces of hotel property, but not n single packago
carried a line of explanation or n cluo that would dlscloso tho Identity of tho
wool-bunting flag, which Is tho best
and formerly wns the most used ma
terial, now has almost fallen Into dis
use on account of tho Increasing cost
of the goods. Tho cotton-bunting flag
has nearly supplanted Its worthier
competitor. At that the cost of cotton
nnd dyes hns so Increased that It costs
almost as much to produce a cotton
flag as It did In antebellum times to
manufacture n woolen one. The cost
of n woolen flag has increased about
such plenipotentiaries as Gen. George
H. Harries would be gourmondlzlng in
line style. Tho thing which attracted
tho attention nnd nppetlto of Messrs.
Brownlow nnd Nowman in thoso days
was the large supply of doughnuts on
tho big table. They were twisted
doughnuts, not tho old-fashioned
doughnuts shaped like n life preserver,
which gives the small-minded Jester
tho opportunity to say a word or two
about wishing he had a Job making
the holes. Louis nnd Olllo nto rilnnv
TO YOUR STOMACH
Isr the first essential to
continued good .health
when help is needed for
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"Do you know nnythlng nbout tho
milieu of this piny?" nsked tho man
with horn-rlmmed spectacles.
"If you mean tho chap who's backing
this show," answered tho amiable low
brow, "I guess ho's off somowhero
wishing ho could kick himself." Blr
DON'T LOSE YOUR HAIR
Prevent It by Using Cuticura Soap and
Ointment. Trial Free.
If your scalp Is irritated, itching and
burning and your hair dry and falling
out in handf ulo try tho following treat- -mont:
touch spots of dandruff and
Itching with Cuticura Ointment nnd
follow with hot shampoo of Cuticura'
Soap. Absolutely nothing bottor.
Preo Bamplo each by mall with Book.
Address postcard, Cuticura, Dapt L,
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Tho steel mast of an Atlantic coast
oil barge Is used as a smokestack from
War has seriously affected the pea
aut trade of Madras, India.
Heat Eaters9 Backache
Meat lovers are apt to have' back
aches and rhcumatio attacks. Unless
you do heavy work and get lots of fresh
air, don't eat too much meat. It's rich
In nitrogen and helps to form uric acid
a solid poison that irritates the
nerves, damages tho kidneys and often
causes dropsy, gravel and urinary dis
orders. Doan's Kidney Fills help
weak kidneys to throw off uric add.
Thousands recommend them.
A Nebraska Case
N. M, Buchtol, Clay
Center, Neb., says:
"My bnck pained so
badly that I couldn't
move around. I
didn't rest well and
morning's was moro
tired than when I
went to bed. My
kidneys were too
frequent In action.
The doctor's medi
cine didn't help me
and finally I tooJc
Dnnn'n Klrtnnv Pllln.
Tray Nc tors
Silica uslnif five boxes I have n&vhr
had a symptom of kidney complaint."
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