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RED CLOUD, NEBRASKA, CHIEF
NEBRASKA CLOSED UP
6tato Board of Health Puts Dan On
All Public Meetings In Effort to
Stamp Out "Flu" Epidemic.
An o menns of combating tbo Span
Mi Inlluonzii epidemic, tbu stato board
of health Issued mi order prohibiting
nil public gatherings, Indoors or out
doors, throughout tbo entire state, un
til November 1!. The order closes nil
hcIiooIh, churches lodges and theatres,
urges that children bo kept at home
ns much as possible, and states that
the cause of the largo number of
deaths from tbo disease was on nc
count of persons afflicted refusing to
K(, to bed soon enough and attempting
to L'et out of bed too soon. "The dis
ease .is In an especially virulent
form," mi vi the older, "and Immediate
nn: direct methods must bo adopted
to cwiiliut Its spread If th ben'th and
life ut our peopte are to be con
serves." The ruling was Issued, board
iuemb-s said, following reports tbnt
the dl-eae was .spreading rapidly
over tb- state.
Nehi -ska women will not vote nt
the clcilon November . according to
the opinion handed down by District
Judge .. A. Klanvburg at Lincoln.
Neither will the nutl-suffrage refer
endum lo submitted to n vote of the
people at the mimo election, .Tudgu
Flnnsb"rg held that evidence submit
ted bv autl-sufCraglsts Indicated that
the ricrendum petition did not con
..i., .i unmeiiMit mimber of valid sig
natures and that therefore It should
be withheld from the ballot until the
case was finally decided.
Movement or 7.UOU urnu m-u.-v.io
t a .- "l.itntiOl
from Nebraska, tne biiucs i-
quota, to Camp Kearney, Oil., and
Cuiup Bowie, Texas, was cancelled by
tli War department, became of the
lnflucnzn epidemic In the state. The
order was issued on Governor Ne
Nebraska Is to lmvo no more sr.gar
for canning purposes, according to n
ruling by the state food administra
tion. The stnte's allotment for No
vember Is .1.700.000 pounds, c reduc
tion of O'iS.OOO from that of Inst
month. , ,
More than 100 Nebraska civil wnr
veterans, whose meager allotments
Tinve been hit by the high cost of liv
ing, have nppllod for admission to the
ntntn Midlers home at Mllford and
Grand Island. Both homes nro pretty
well filled nnd each has n waiting list.
The goveuntnent has sent six nrmy
niivRirlnnn Into Nebraska to belp com
bat tho lnflucnzn opldemlc. Several
doctors lmvo bocn sent Into Knox
countv, where n large percentage of
the populace Is 111 with the malady.
Tho state convention of the Nebras
ka Federation of Women's Clubs will
be held nt Lincoln. Nov. 10-22. The
convention was to have been held at
Fnlrbury, but was called oft on ac
count of the Influenza situation.
Coming Just before the general elec
tion the statewide quarantine ngalnst
tho "flu" puts n ban on nil campaign
tours nnd speeches nnd gives Ne
braska the novelty of a campaign
minus tho oratory.
Citizens of Fremont nnd vicinity
are convinced tbnt the heavy clouds
of smoko which hung over the district
ho nther evening were cnused by the
Minnesota forest fires COO miles to tho
Tho Influenza sttuntlon has become
no serious In the North Bend vicinity
that doctors nnd nurses have been
summoned from Omaha to help com
bat tho epidemic.
C. F. Chapman, superintendent of
the Lincoln bonrd of health, predicts
that the "flu" epidemic In Nrbntskn
will not ho over until the middle of
Tho postofftco department nt Wash
ington has granted the request of the
citizens of Berlin. Otoe county, nnd
chnnged tho nnm of their town to
Unofficial reports on the fourth Lib
erty loan campaign In Nebraska Indi
cates that the stato went "over the
top" with several million to spare.
Tho state convention of Congrcga
tlonallsts scheduled at York last Mon.
day has been postponed to November
18, owing to the Influenza epidemic.
The government has forbidden Fil
ler and Virginia to construct consoli
dated school buildings until after the
Edward Kern of Stanton won first
prize In the ngo hoar class and ago
ow class and sontor nnd grand cham
pion In the V)uroc bonr class ut tho
National Swine Show nt Cedar Bnp-
While tho federal government Is
trying to obtain nurses from Nebraski
to care for Influenza, victims nt sol
diers' training camps, the need for
nuraes In Nebraska Is such that little
or no response can bo given to tho
government's nppenl, health ofllclulH
Six sons in Undo Sam's service,
and tho seventh and youngest son
preparing to enter tho navy next
spring, Is tho record held by John W.
Kennebeck, Columbus lumber dealer.
Flro of unknown origin destroyed
tho Nyo-Schnolder-Fowler elevator ut
Fremont, (.long with much of Its con
tents, Including 10,000 bushels of
grain. The loss is placed at S2.T 000.
Tho Kqulty State. Bank nt Klsle,
Tekamah Stato Bank at Tekiuun.1i,
nnd tho Madison Stnte Hank of Mart!
Hon have boon granted charters by
the State Hanking Board.
Delogntcs representing every farm
organization In Nebraska, at u confer
ence nt Lincoln Inst week, adopted
resolutions petitioning tho federal
food administration to stabilize the
pi Ice of hogs In accordance with tho
promises of n year ngo and to pass
measures which will free the grain
markets from sudden and unwar
ranted declines. In n lengthy re
port submitted fit tho meeting It
was shown that In spite of a shoitago
In the UHS crop, corn dropped fi'l
cents per bushel In prlco on tho
Omnlja market In twenty-one days.
The State C'otinell of Defense has
ngnlii called upon people of Nebraska
to rid tho stato of tin? comjnon bar
bery bush, which harbors rust and
onuses Its spread to wheat and other
cereals. To emphnslze that the conn
'II in curliest this time. It slat en
that ".summary nctloti" will follow on
the heels of all cases of refusal to
comply with tlio order.
S. V. Sanford of Fremont hns been
made superintendent of the stnte hog
cholera serum iilant, which was rec
ently ordered, reopened by the bonrd
of regents of tho state university. Mr.
Alford had charge of the plant until
It was closed by the legislature a year
Another Nebraska boy has received
recognition for bravery "over there."
The French government decorated
Knrl Loaning of Schuyler for perform
ing daring feats under heavy enriny
lire, according to word reaching his
parents nt Schuyler.
A total of l,KJ7 University of Ne
braska students linve entered Uncle
Gain's service, which places our state
educational Institution fourth In the
list of state colleges of tho country In
percentage of students In the service.
Nebraska soldiers who become In
sane In service will bo cared for nt
the three state asylums, tho stato
board ,of control hns decided. Sixteen
soldiers havo been received nt these
Institutions In the last six weeks.
A rumor Is current In western Ne
braska that the monster twenty-four
Inch oil well near ITarrlsburg, drilling
of which has been going on for nbotit
a yenr, has struck oil at a depth of
over four thousand feet.
Records of the stnto health office at
Lincoln up to Inst Tuesday showed a
total of about 25,000 Influenza cases
In Nebraska, with n death rato of
about 2 per cent, which Is considered
Dodgo county's new court house,
erected nt a cost of $225,000, was dod
Icnted last Saturday. The building
was erected to take the place of tbo
ouo destroyed by flro throe yenrs ago
Berlin precinct, Otoe county, with
n quotn of $72,aiB, wns one of the
flrnr communities In tlio Knnwts Olfv
district to exceed Its quotn nnd win
nn honor Mag In the Fourth Liberty
Peoplo of TUverton are greatly ex
cited over tho prospects of finding oil
In the vicinity. -A movement for tho
organization of n company to drill
this fall Is now on foot, It Is reported.
Because of the lnflucnzn epidemic
the state convention of the Nebrnskn
Bankers' association, scheduled for
Omnha this week, hns been postponed.
The meeting mny1 be held next month.
Nearly 1,000 persons nttended tho
dedicatory services of tho hew Meth
odist church nt Cortlnnd. Tho church
was erected at n cost of $2.1,000 and It
wns dedicated free of Indebtedness.
An average of thirty food regula
tion violators aro pennllzed each
month In Douglas county. Penalties
have ranged from a brief closing to
lnrge contributions to the Tied Cross.
The apple crop In Dodge nnrt snr
rounding counties Is reported almost
u complete failure, only a few orch
nrds producing anything like n nor
Poor corn crops In Seward county
this yenr has resulted In farmer's of
tho county offering to nsslst farmers
In other counties to harvest their
The wnr Industries bonrd has turn
ed down the application of the Ne
braska Corn Meal Mills for n permit
to erect n $10,000 elevator In Beatrice
So numerous havo gophers become
In Dodgo county that mensures hnvo
been taken to rid tbo county of tbo
Potato growers of western Nebrnskn
aro ngnln urging tho establishment
of pntnto flour factory.
Niobrara's new flouring mill Is
now In full operation and turning out
a high grade product.
The stnto council of defense sent a
message to President Wilson suggest
ing "no nrmlstlco with tho German
government whllo tho German nrinles
are In tho field," and urging uncondi
tional surrender ns tho only basis for
Tho lnylng of sidewalks henceforth
Is to bo passed upon by county and
stato committees on non-war construc
tion. This means that all sidewalk
construction, except small repairs,
must have tho approval of such bodies
before It can proceed.
Omaha peoplo uro not fond of lwre
meat. Fred Nelson, of Grand Island,
who opened n market for the sale of
horse meat In tho metropolis last
t-prlng, has closed tho shop for lack
The Boys' and Girls' Victory cam
paign throughout tho entire coun
try will feature, tho United War
Work drive November 11 to IS. Kno'i
boy nnd glil between 12 and 21 is
asked to earn and give .. Tho momy
donnted must be earned. Nebraska's
quotn will bo ?S0,000 nnd 10,000 boys
Report of War Council Surely
Will Thrill the Hearts of
WOMEN GIVEN HIGH TRIBUTE
Contributions of Materials and Time
Have Been Practically Unending
Figures Tell of Work Done
by the Various Chapters.
October 23 the .1,8.14 chapters of the
Bed Cross held their annunl meetings
to elect officers nnd make reporK To
bo read at all these meetings through
out the United States, the Bed Cross
Wnr Council hent the following nn
mini message covering tho woik of
the, Bed Cross for the post year
To the Chapters of the American Bed
Tho War Council sends greetings to
the chapters of tbo American Bed
Cross on tho occasion of their annual
meetings for 1018.
With these greetings go congratula
tions on the great work of the chapters
during the past year and, nboe nil
things, on the wonderful spirit of sac
rifice and patriotism which has per
vaded that work.
The strength of the Bed Cross rests
upon Its chapters. They are Its bone
and sinew. They supply Its funds,
they supply Its men nnd women, they
supply Its enthusiasm. Let us, then,
review together the Bed Cross story
of the past year.
Some Idea of the size to which your
Bed Cross family has grown may be
gathered from tho following facts:
On May 1, 1017, Just before the ap
pointment of the War Council, tho
American Bed Cross hnd 480,104 mem
bers working through 502 chapters.
On July 31, 1018, the organization
numbered 20,048.103 annual members,
besides 8,000,000 ' members of the
Junior Bed Cross a total enrollment
of over one-fourth the population of
'.ho United States.
Since the beginning of the war you
of tho chapters have co-operated with
the War Council In conducting two wnr
fund drives and one membership drive,
In addition to tho cumpalgn on behalf
of the Junior Bed Cross.
The total actual collections to date
from tho first war fund havo amounted
to more thnn $115,000,000. Tim sub
scriptions to the second war fund
amounted to upwards of 5170,000,000.
From membership dues the collec
tions hnvo amounted to cpproxlmatcly
Splendid Work Done by Women.
To the forcglng must bo ndded that
very large contribution of tnuterlals
and time glvcifhy the millions of wom
en throughout tlio country In surgical
dressings, In knitted articles, In hos
pital and refugee garments, In enntejm
work, and tho otlier activities tho chap
ters have been called upon to perform.
It Is estimated that approximately
8,000,000 women aro engaged in can
teen work and the production of relief
supplies through the chapters.
For the period up to July 1, 1918,
American Bed pross chapters, through
their workrooms, had produced: ..
400,120 refugee gnnnents.
7,123,021 hospital supplies.
10,780,480 hospital garments.
10,134,501 knitted articles.
102,748,107 surgical dressings.
A total of 221,282,838 articles of an
estimated aggregate value of at least
These articles were largely the
product of women's hands, and, by the
same token, Infinitely more precious
than could have been the output of
factories or machines. These articles
going to tho operating room of the hos
pitals, to homeless or needy refugees,
and carrying comfort to our own boys
in the field, convey a niessneo of love
from the women of this country entire
ly distinct from the great money value
attaching to their handiwork.
Money Spent In Work.
By the terms under which the first
Red Cross war fund was raised, the
chapters were entitled to retain 25 per
cent of the amount collected, In order
defray local expenses, to carry on their
home service work, to purchase ma
terials to bo utilized In chapter produc
tion nnd otherwise to meet the nuraer-
i ous calls mado upon them. The chap-
1 tera were thus entitled to retain nearly
$20,000,000. As a matter of fuct, their
actual retentions amounted to only
I Out of collections from annual mem
bershlps, the chapters havo retained
1 about $11,000,000.
From this total sum, therefore, of $33,
000,000 retained by tho chapters, they
have met all the oftentimes very heavy
local demands upon them, nnd In nddl-
tlon hnvo provided for use by national
headquarters products allied, ns
stated above, at upwurds of $44,000,
000. Tho chapters have in effect returned
to tho War Council, not alone the $33,-
000,000 retained out of tho wnr fund
membership dues but, In vnlua of
actual product, an additional contribu
tion of nt least $11,000,000.
It wtll thus been seen that during
the eighteen months which havo
elapsed since tho United States en
tered the war, tho American pooplo
will havo cither paid In or pledged to
tho American Bed Cross for its work
of relief throughout the world, In
money or In material values, a net
total of nt least $325,000,000.
This outpouring of genoioslty In ma.
terlnl things has been accompanied by
n spontaneity In the giving, by an en
thulnsm and n devotion In the doing,
which, after nil, are greater and bigger
than could bo anything measured In
terms of time or dollars.
It hns been because of this spirit
which has pervaded nil American Bed
Cross effort lu this war thnt the aged
governor of one of the stricken nnd
battered provinces of Franco -stated
not long since thnt, though France hnd
long known of America's greatness,
strength nnd enterprise, It remained
for tho American Bed Cross In this war
to reveal America's heart.
In this country, nt this moment, the
workers of tho Bed Cross, through Its
chapters, nro helping to ndd to the
comfort nnd health of the millions of
our soldiers In 102 camps and canton
ments, ns well as of those traveling on
railroad trains or embarking on ships
for duty oversells.
The home servlco of the Bed Cross,
with Its now more thnn 40,000 workers.
Is extending Its ministrations of sym
pathy and counsel each month to up
wards of 100,000 families left behind
by soldiers at tho front n number
ever growing with the Incrcnse of our
men under arms.
But, of course, the heart of the Bed
Cross and Its money nnd attention al
ways move toward nnd focus them
selves In Europe where the American
Bod Cross, us truly "the greutcst moth
er In tho world," Is Beeklng to draw "a
vast net of mercy through an ocean of
Red Cross Worth Recognized.
Nothing Is withheld thnt can be
given over there to supplement tho
efforts of our nrmy and navy In caring
for our own boys. The Bed Cross does
not pretend to do tho work of tho
medical corps of tho army or tho navy;
Its purpose Is to help and to supple
ment. Nor does the Bed Cross seek to
glorify what It does or those who do
it; our satisfaction is In the result,
which, we are assured by Secretary
Baker, General Pershing, General Ire
land and all our leaders, Is of Ines
timable value and of Indispensable Im
portance. By the first of January your Bed
Cross will have working In France up
wards of 6,000 "Americans n vivid
contrast to ttie llttlo group of eighteen
men nnd women which, as the first Bed
Cross commission to France, sailed
about Juno 1, 1017, to Initiate our of
forts la Europe.
Under your commission to France
tho work has been carefully organized,
facilities have been provided, and ef
fective efforts mado to so co-operate
with the army as to carry out the de
termination of the American people,
nnd especially of the members of the
Bed Cross, that our boys "over thero"
shall lack for nothing which may add
to their safety, comfort nnd happiness.
Your Bed Cross now has active, op
erating commissions in France, In Eng
land, In Italy, In Belgium, In Switzer
land, in Palestine nnd In Greece. You
have sent a shlplond of relief supplies
and n group of devoted workers to
northern Russia; you have dispatched
a commission to work behind our arm
ies in eastern Siberia; you havo sent
special representatives to Denmark, to
Serbia and to tho island of Madeira.
Carries Message of Hope.
Your Bed Cross 1b thus extending re
lief to the armies and navies of our
allies; and you aro carrying a practical
message of hope and relief to the
friendly peoples of afflicted Europe and
Indeed, wo are told by those best In
formed in tlio countries of our ulllea
that the efforts of your Red Cross to
aid the soldiers and to sustain the
morale of the civilian populations left
nt homo, especially in France nnd
Italy, have constituted a very real fac
tor in winning the war.
The veil has already begun to lift.
The defection of Bulgaria, which by
the time this message can be read may
hnvo been followed by events still more
portentous, mny point the way to yet
greuler Red Cross opportunity and ob
ligation. "The cry from Macedonia" to
come nnd help will probably prove one
of the most appealing messages te
which the world has ever listened.
What tho Rod Cross may be called
upon to do In tho further course of the
war, or with the coming of victory,
peace and reconstruction, It would be
Idle to attempt to prophesy.
But your great organization, In very
truth "tho mobilized heart and spirit
of the whole American people," has
shown Itself equal to nny call, ready te
respond to any emergency.
Spirit of All Best and Highest.
The American Red Cross has become
not so much an organization as a great
movement, seeking to embody in organ
ized form the spirit of service, the
spirit of sacrifice In short, all that is
best and highest In tho Ideals and as
pirations of our country.
Indeed we cunnot but believe that
this wonderful spirit which service In
nnd for the Bed Cross has evoked in
this war, Is destined to become In our
national Ufa an element of permanent
At Christmas time we shall ask the
whole American people to answer the
Bed Cross Christmas roll cull. It will
constitute a unique appeal to every
mnn, woman nnd child In this great
bind of ours to become enrolled In our
nrmy of mercy.
It Is tho hope of tho War Council
that this Christmas membership roll
call shall constitute n reconsccrntlon
of the whole Amerlcnn people, an In
spiring rcassortlon to mnnklnd that In
this hour of world tragedy, not to con
quer but to serve Is America's supreme
THK WAB COUNCIL OF THE AMER
ICAN BED CROSS..
Henry P. Davison, Chairman.
Washington, D. 0., Oct. 10, 1018.
Not Necessary to Summon Doc
tor in Mild Cases of Span
REST IN BED IS IMPORTANT
Acute Shortage of Medical and Nurs
ing Service Makes It Imperative
That People Learn Something
of Care of Sick.
Washington. In uu effort to reduco
unnecessary calls on flic over-worked
physicians throughout the country be
cause of the present epidemic of In
fluenza, Surgeon Uenernl Blue of tho
United States public health service
lulls upon the people of the country to
learn something about the home euro
of patients 111 with Inlluenzu. Phy
sicians everywhere linve complained
nbout tbo Inrgo number of unnecessary
calls they have hud to make because
of the Inability of many people to dis
tinguish between the cases requiring
expert medical care and those which
could rendlly bo cared for without n
physician. With lutluenzn continuing
to spread In many parts of the coun
try, and with nn acute shortage of doc
tors nnd nurses everywhere, every un
necessary call on either physicians or
nurses makes It so much harder to
meet tho urgent needs of the patients
who nro seriously ill.
Present Generation Spoiled.
"The present generation," said tho
surgeon general, "has been spoiled by
having hud expert medical and uurslng
cure readily nvnllnble. It was not so
In the dnys of our grandmothers, when
every good housewife wns expected to
know a good deal ubout the care of tho
"Every person who feels sick and
appears to be developing nn attack
of intlucnzii sjiould nf once be put to
bed In n well-ventilnted room. If bis
bowels have moved regularly, It Is not
necessary to give n physic; where u
physic Is needed, n dose of castor oil
or Bochelle salts should be given.
"Tho room should be cleared of all
unnecessary furniture, brlc-u-bruc, nnd
rugs. - A wash basin, pitcher, and slop
bowl, soap nnd towel should be at
Imnd, preferably In the room or Just
outside the door.
"If the puttent Is feverish n doctor
should be called, and this should be
done In nny case If the patient appears
very sick, or coughs up pinkish (blood
stained) sputum, or breathes rapidly
"Most of the patients cough up con
siderable mucus; In some, there Is
much mucus discharged from the noso
and throat. This material should not
, be collected In handkerchiefs, but
rather In bits of old rags, or toilet pa
per, or on paper nankins. As soon as
used, these rags or papers should be
placed In u paper bag kept beside tho '
bed. Pocket handkerchiefs are out of
place In the sick room and should not
be used by pntlents. The rags or pa
pers In the pnper bag should be burned.
"The patlcrits will not be hungry,
nnd tho diet should therefore be light.
Milk, u soft-boiled egg, some tonstor
crackers, a bit of Jelly or Jam, stcved
fruit, some cooked cereal like oatmeal,
hominy or rice these will suffice In
Comfort of Patient.
v "The comfort of the patient dependp
on a number of little things, und these
should not be overlooked. Among
these may be mentioned a wcll-ventl-lated
room; a thoroughly elenn hedi
with fresh, smooth sheets and pillow
cases; quiet, so that refreshing sleep'
mny be had ; cool drinking water con
veniently plnced; a cool compress toi
the forehead If there is headache ;
keeping the patient's hands nnd fnco'
clean, nnd the hair combed; keeping
his mouth clean, preferably with some
pleusant mouth wash; letting tho pa
tient know that someone Is within cnll,
but not annoying him with too much
fussing; giving tho patient plenty of
opportunity to rest and Bleep.
"So much for the patient. It la
equally important to consider the per
son who is caring for him. It la Im
portant to remember that the disease.
Is spread by breathing germ-laden mat
ter sprayed Into tho air by the patient
lu coughing or even In ordinary breath- (
Ing. The attendant should therefore!
wear a gauze mask over her mouth
and uose while she Is In the sick room.,
Observe Cleanliness. .
"The attendnnt should, if possible,
wear a washable gown or an apron
which covers the dress. This will mnke
it much simpler to avoid Infection.
"It Is desirable that all attendants
learn how to uso a fover thermometer.
This Is not at all a difficult matter, and
the use of such a thermometer Is a
grent help In cnrlng for the pntlents.
"In closing, nnd lest I bo misunder
stood, I wish to leave ono word of
caution: If In doubt, call the doctor."
"Wo'vo hnd to como 17,000 miles to
gel in this light," remarked an Aus
tralian In France.
"Wo haven't hnd to como thnt fnr,"
replied an American, "but It's Just ns
hard to swim the Atlautlc as It Is the
"nave they found out yet what Is
tho matter with your son. Mike?"
"No, sir, so they've took him to the
orsepltal to have a autopsy perform
ed on him,"
There wns never a time when the sac
rifices nnd the help of women wcro moro
appreciated thnn nt tho present time.
Women should learn war-nursing nnd
nursing at home. There is no better
wny thnn to study tho new edition of tho
"Common Scnso Medical Adviser"
with chnptcrs on First Aid, Bandaging,
Anntomy, Hygiene, caro of the Sick,
Diseases of Women, Mother nnd Babe, tlio
Mnrringo Relations to be had nt soino
drug stores or send 50c to Publisher, 634
Washington Street, Buffalo, N. Y.
If a woman suffers from weak back,
nervousness or dizziness if pains afflict
her, the best Ionic nnd corrective! is ono
made up of nntive herbs and mado with
out nlcohol, which makes weak women
strong nnd sick women well. It is tho
Prescription of Dr. Pierce, used by him
In nctivo practice' many years and now
sold by nhnost every druggist in tho
lnnd, in liquid or in tablets, ns Dr.. IMerce'
Favorite Preset iption. Send Dr. Picrco,iu
Buffalo, N. Y 10c for trial pkg.
Pierce s Pleasant Pellets nro nleo bctWor
liver nnd bowel trouble.
Omaha, Neb. "I wns nt one timo great,
ly benefited by taking Dr. Pierce's medi
cine. I became nil run-down in health,
was wenk nnd nervous nnd was greatly in
need of some good tonic to build me up
nnd give me strength. I took the Favor
ite Prescription nnd the Golden Medical
Discovery nnd they proved to bo just what
I needed for they built mo up and re
stored me to good henlth. For this I nm
very thankful, indeed." Mrs. Jennie Rich
nrdson. 537 S. 2jth Ave.
Watson E. Colsman
11. C!. Advlrn and books IfftA.
Ilstcs reasonable. Illghektrelprences. Ueuaerrlcea.
BEYOND POWER OF LANGUAGE
Writer Declares It Impossible to Ade
quately Picture the Magnificence
of Panama's Palm Trees.
Mark Twain once described n palm
as "Nature's Imitation of an umbrcllu
thnt hns been out to seo whnt a cy
clone Is like, nnd Is trying not to look
disappointed." But It. P. Chnddock of
Benton Hnihor, Mich., In n delightfully
Interc&ting nnd informative Urochuro
which he hns published for private
distribution, entitled "Punama nnd tho
Cnnnl Zone," nnd which Is compiled
from n series of "Vucatlon Letters"
written by him when on an extended
visit there, says ho Is sure Twain's de
scription is u gross libel on the magni
ficent palm trees of Panumn. Mr. Chnd
dock writes: "There nro scores of
palms, some of them dwarfed nnd
squat, others towering toward the bluo
sky before the frond bur&ts Into the
Sorgvous plume of the royuljnilm. High
up' In cellm nnd cbo trees cling fes
toons of orchids, absorbing from tlio
all the beauties of the stars und tho
tints of tho rainbow. But whnt's tho
use I When no man enn paint, much
less describe, n slnglo lily, whnt chnnco
Is there to compose In words u melodic
strain In tho divine scenic harmony of
the gem of tho tropics?"
Her Father And so you wnnt to
ninrry my dnughter?
Young Mnn Thnt's whnt I Bald.
Her Father But how do you expect
to support her on nn Incomo of $1,100
Young Mnn Oh, come, now, your
income must be ten times that amount.
An Absent Item.
"History repents Itself."
"Maybe. But the next chapter !
going to leave BUI Hohcnzollernouja
Even the cnt has n human trait.
He will sharpen his claws In piny.
done when one
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