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RED CLOUD, NEBRASKA, CHIEF
Is Not Fatal
'jnportance of Early Treatment
Ig Emphasized by New
.SERUM CURES 100 PER CENT
(Inspection of Hides and Furs Under
government Regulation Is Urged
by Doctor Cure Takes
About Ten Days.
New York. Dr. Douglas Symmors,
Wired or nf fhc lintlioloi'lcnl lahora-
Itorlca of Hellevue and nllloil hospitals, j
mid that the case of Frederick II
Post, polo plnyor, who was discharged
fiB cured of antlirax from Hellenic,
was most Important In that It may cm
phnslze that anthrax Is not a ''fatal"
"Mr. Post's caFO vhh diagnosed In
time," Doctor Symmors said. "That
Ih the most Importnnt thing. Get mi
antlirax eae early enough mid n cure
Ih practically certain. This Is the llftli
case to he cured In Hellenic; with the
serum prepared by the United States
department of animal Industry.
"I would like to make It as emphat
ic as possible In tills connection that
use In newspapers nf the phrase 'dead
ly anthrnx' has n bad effect nnt'only
on tho public generally but on any pa
tient that may be under treatment.
You see a sufferer from anthrax Is
fully conscious throughout the disease.
De Is Just as clear mentally as any one
lup to perhaps the last hour, If It
Ixhnnces to be n case that was not
taken In tlmo and cannot be cured.
That Is a peculiarity of anthrax.
Bad for Morale.
' "Now, In Mr. Post's case, he 'was
jfeellne In excellent spirits, nnd he
wanted the newspapers. There was
ino rensonablo excuse for not 'giving
jthem to him. When he pot them he
read nhout 'deadly anthrax' nnd tlint It
wonldn't he known for ten days wheth
er he would live or not, nnd It wasn't
(pnrtlculnrly pood medicine for his
'morale. Mr. Post, It hnppened, was a
man of fine courage, hlph Intelllpence
nnd rire guipenoss. Tie was a splen
did patient, so rendlnp about the
mythical cleiiilllness nf anthrax In the
newspaper accounts didn't have as bad
",nn effect on him as It might.
"Rut there are other pntlents suf
fering from nnthnix here nnd there
'.about the country, and the chnnces
Inre there will be more In Helle,vue.
'Tho public should be cdunntcd ns to
what the disease renlly Is.
"Anthrax, at the outset, Is mani
fested by a characteristic lpslon at the
jiolnt of Inoculntlon. This usually Is
on tho face, as In Mr. Post's case. It
looks like an ordlnnry pimple, red nnd
Itchlnp. Within n dny or so the pim
ple breaks down Into a larpe. blackish
ulcer surrounded by an enormous but
"Thnt one plnrple and swelllnp Is
nil the visible slpn there may be of
the disease. Hut, If the swelling Is on
Jthe cheek, as In Mr. Post's case,; It
may be enormous, closing the eyp.
"Now, If the disease Is taken right
there, a cure Is uraetlcally certain.
No one with any such symptoms
phonlcl wait an Instant. Any oncywho
has seen the characteristic lesion of
nntlirnx could not fall to Identify It In
ntnntly across a room.
Serum Is Effective.
"At Hellenic the percentage of cures
with the government serum Is 100 per
cent. Of the 20 cases treated In the
Inst three yenrs seven hnve died. Hut
the last five, which nre the only ones
In which the scrum has been used,
have been cured.
"The disease Is caused by n largey
spore-bearing bacillus, very resistant
jfo all forms of disinfection. It yields
most rendlly to steam under pressure.
Tho probability Is that Mr. Post was
Infected by n shaving brush. Proper
disinfection of the brush would have
"Disinfection of hides and furs for
iHBiv v viiflijijividEpv B7i iBJK iiiiiiB
Sailors of the Japanese battleship Kasuga, In New York harbor, eu route
from Maine to Japan, got "liberty" and Immediately set out to see New York
ria obMrvatlon cars.
nntlirnx should be n matter of gov
ernment roKiilatloil," stilil Dr. Churlcs
Norrls, chief ini'illrnl examiner, who
tinil listened to thi! discussion. "It Ih
vi'ry nearly Impossible to dlNlnfect
without destroying tho object disin
fected. I know of only one process
mid It Ih a long one. About the only
thing I enn set' for any oim to ilo at
tho present time Ih to tako a chance
anil If tio contracts anthrax get proper
treatment with tht' KPriini linini'illntply.
It Is cany to cure It If It Ih diagnosed
"There nrrn't enough discs to alarm
any one," Doctor Syinnioix snld. "Hut
It crops up here anil there all over
the country, mill lln newspapers cull
It 'deadly' and every one gets wor
rled. Mr. Post came to the hospital
on the fourth day of the disease, and
he was In time. The earlier the bet
ter, however. Where-It gets danger
ous Is when the Infection gets Into the
blood. Tlio cure lakes about ten
Doctor Symmers said that the an
thrax bacillus first was discovered In
1875. It really Is cultivated In a
laboratory, he milled. ,
ABORIGINES POWDERED NOSE
Recent Find Shows Girls of Prehis
toric Age Beautified Themselves
I.os Angeles, Cal. Present-day
girls, with their cosmetics, orange
sticks and nail powders, niny lip
chagrined to learn that their aborigi
nal sisters, who disported themselves
beside the Pacific generations ago,
knew something about personal adorn
ment. A stone "powder puff" found on
J Cook on Lost Boat .Picked
Up in the Open Sea
Jacksonville, Fin. A Greek
cook, member of the crew of the
tug Wlnthrop, which went clown
off Cape Henry July 15, was
brought here by tho steamer
Kokomo. The Greek wns picked
up In the open sea shortly after
the Wlnthrop foundered. Other
members of the crew who were
picked up by a steamer and
Innded nt Norfolk hail reported
the cook and a mess boy ns
"Get Rich" King
No Flaw Shows In Operation of
Boston Dealer in Interna
PROFITS BY EXCHANGE RATE
Converts American Cash Into Foreign
Money and Buys International Re
ply Coupons Redeemable at
Normal Exchange Rate.
Boston. A ban has been plnped xm
the rush of people to give their money
to Charles Ponzl, head of the Securi
ties Exchange compnny, on his prom
ise to repay their Investment with 50
per cent profit In 45 days.
After a conference with District At
torney Pelletler, Ponzl, whose business
Is described as the exchanging of In
ternational reply coupons from ono
country to another, ngreed to nccept
See New York
Sniilii Ctiianuii iximki
n prehistoric toothbrush. i i
of the cnrly-iluy actlsMy nf women
accoiillng to italph Gllildon, who inaili
the discoveries while searching In
dian graves on the Island for the llnyo
The bristles of thu toothbrush were
gill fibers from the Jnwbone of the
stlngnreo and the "puff" probably
would seem heavy today, for although
It looks like the modern bit of down,
It feels like a lump of lead. It was
umsI. It Is said, to crush the ochre
with which the Indians beautified
SPOUSE TOOK HER NAME
Mrs. All red O. Curhlu of Ocmnock,
Vu., Is it real helpmeet for her hus
band. She has Just returned to New
York on the S. S. Mauretanln after n
business tour In Holland for her hus
band, n member of the Wall street
firm of Leach & Co. When they wero
married, each liked Mrs. Corbln's old
Virginia name so well that they de
cided to nssumo that. Instead of the
husband's name. She carries two
dolls which she brought from Holland
for her daughter, aged nineteen. Their
names nre "Lelda" and "Airy."
Alarm bells can now be rung by
wireless at a distance of 100 miles. ,
no further deposits until nn auditor
selected by the district attorney has
examined his accounts, which are said
to run Into millions.
District Attorney Pelletler snld t!
action taken was "In no sense a tiniil
closing down of the justness."
For several weeks past crowds of
persons hnve flocked to Ponzl's olllces
nnd given In their savings In exchange
for notes of tho Securities Exchange
compnny for the principal plus 50 per
cent, payable In DO days. Invariably
Ponzl Is said to have paid off the notes
In 45 days and thoe has been no com
plaint thnt any person has failed to re
ceive money when due.
, Takes Advantage of Exchange Rate,
Ponzl describes his exchange system
In n general way as being birsed on
the use or international reply cou
pous authorized under the Internation
al postal agreement ns the medium for
taking advantngc of the differences In
rates of exchange.
With deposits received from custom
ers, Ponfcl explained, he convert
American dollars Into Italian lire, or
other foreign money. Then, through
agents loented In several countries
abroad, International reply coupons
nre purchased, redeemable at the nor
mal and not the prevailing rate of ex.
change. The coupons nre then trans
mltted by the agents from one Euro
pean country to another, gathering
profits through succeeding differences
In rates of exchange, with assured nor
mnl payment for redemption, until thn
transaction Is completed nnd the pro
ceeds reconverted Into American tint
lars. This usually takes 45 days, a
cording to Ponzl, who says his profits
have reached 400 per cent In some
U. S. Agents Can't Find Flaws.
Ponzl's operations have been under
Investigation by federal, state and
county olllcials for some time without
uncovering any violation of law
United States Attorney Gallagher sal''
he was not certnln yet whether the
mntter wns nnS with which the federal
authorities should concern themselve-
Tho United States attorney sld i,
wns "Informed by the postal authorl
ties that the United States govern
ment Is tho Inrgest uer of Internal Ion
al reply coupons In the world." "Tin
entire Issue of tlio past 12 months bj
the government, however, Is only i
small fraction of tho entire nunihe,
which must have been handled bj
Ponzl to account for the tremendous
Income which he claims to have miid
Blnco .December last."
W kkv v' iHL v3L
NEBRASKA IN BRIEF
Timely News Culled From All
Parts of,tho State, Reduced
for the Busy,
SCORES OF EVENTS COVERED
Despite damnge by black rust and a
reduction In acreage of approximately
111 per cent, the winter wheat produc
tion for Nebraska Is nearly as large
as last year, the August cron renot-t
,of the state agricultural department
sns. 'Jim yield was placed at 52.300,
'0O0 bushels compared to 51.007,000 In
ltut, n clecrense of 2,0:11,000 bushels.
'Diimnge from rust was estimated to
V at least 15 per cent and possibly
jo per cent. Spring wheat lost twenty-
live points during July due to the rav
ages of black rust, tho report states.
Production Is estimated at 4 ,4 12 1.000 as
against 5,078,000 Inst year, a reduction
of I.'J.'m.OOO bushels.
A big three-day reunion for ex
service men Is to bo held nt Omaha
September 3, 2 and .'1. It Is expected
that 15,000 former soldiers and, sailors
from Nubraska and surrounding states
will attend.. The program will con
sist of nthletlc events, followed by a
barbecue on the closing clay. The
American Legion, under whose mis-
.pices the reunion is to be held, Is nink-
lag preparations to care for the vis
itors. A special federal grand Jury to in
vestigate complaints of Nebraska farm
(ers who huve been swindled out of
more than $50,000,000 by fake stock
companies will probably be called as
tlio outcome of the Missouri Valley
Cattle und Loan company's receiver
ship hearing, before Federal Judge
Woodiough at Omaha.
Relatives of Mrs. Otto Koehn of
Norfolk, who died Aug. a, following an
Injury In Hnstlngs caused by a pole
projecting from a truck belonging to
the city, lune brought suit against the
City of Hustings for $182,050 because
of her death.
Orel's prospects for a now hotel were
shattered the other day when a repre
sentative of tho firm plnnnlng to build
la new hostelry In the city announced
(that tne plan had been dropped at
least for tho present.
Nebraskans who travel within the
state will not be nlTected by the new
Increase In rates ordered by the Inter
state commerce commission, but will
pay the rnle set by tliv state railway
Ord hns not grown a great deal In
the past ten years, federal census
figures recently announced, showing
the city now has. 2.14H people, com
pared with 2.0GO in 1010, a gnln of 0.3
Thero nre 18S nntlonnl banks oper
ating In 'Nebraska, with n total of
303,000 deposit uccounts, one for nbout
.every four men, women and children In
Knnred whent Is proving popular in
Gage county. Last year one carload
was distributed for see"d; this year al
ready eight carloads have been sold
to farmers In the district.
Extension of Sunday schools Into
rural districts will be discussed at the
convention of Nebraska, lown nnd
South Dakota Sunday school mission
aries ut Fremont September 1-8.
Dr. Condrn, state geologist, who in
spected the oil well being chilled near
Rlverton, stated that prospect for oil
In tho district were the best In the
i The laying of tho cornerstone of the
new Hrown county hospital nt Alns
'worth September 11 will be conducted
by the local Masonic lodge.
Central City folks are looking for
Iward to n grand time September 15
Jnnd 10 when the full fcstivul and bar
Ibccue will be held in the city.
t. The Good Sumnrltan hospital at
Kearney, a Catholic Institution, Is to
rnc enlarged ny the addition of a new
Hecause the ordinance under which
he wns working has not been enforced,
Ci.ty Manager Itayburn of Chadron re
signed his position.
Winter wheat in Valley county Is
the poorest It has been In years, but It
Is believed that macaroni wheat Is
Contract has been let for the con
struction of a complete sewer system
Local chapters of the League of
Women Voters have been organized at
Hloomlleld and O'Neill.
Arrangements have been made for
an automobile show in connoctlon with
tho fall festival at York September
20 to 20.
Dr. L. S. Fields and Mrs. Minnie
Deyo, practical nurse, of Omnha, nnd
'P. W. Aloxander, 10, of Hnya Center,
were bound over to tho district court
at Omaha for alleged complicity In the
death of Miss Ruth Ayor, 20, who
died nt the homo of Mrs. Deyo follow
ing nn Illegal operation, said to havo
been performed by Dr. Fields. The
death of the girl has creuted qulto a
eensntion In tho metropolis,
James Colcmnn nnd his aged moth
er, Mrs. Kntherlns Coleman, were
crushed to duath when u Hurllngton
train lilt their Ford car at Creston.
A o zero hall storm In the vicinity of
Hassett killed many calves and hun
dreds of wild ducks and prairie
Complaint that action of the Fed
eral IteBervo bank In not permitting
bankers to assist In financing the cat
tle Industry Is bringing financial ruin
to cattle raisers throughout tho middle
west hns been made- by stockmen
of Nebraska und adjoining state
Following Is the verdict rendererl
by the coronor's Jury nt Hebron nt tlio
end of the resumed session of the In
quest over the death of Friedu Hostel
mnnn, 10 yenr old Stoddard girl:
"That Frieda Hostelmrum came to her
death at her home near Stoddard on
June 7, 1020, by strychnine poisoning,
the said strychnine being feloniously
administered by her father, Fred Hos
telinann." The Hostelmnnn girl died
the dny before her scheduled wedding
to W. F. Hutzke, professor of tho
Lutheran seminary at Chester. Her
father, who has been In Jail since her
death, was known to havo opposed tho
proposed marriage. lie Is being hold
without ball for trial at the fall term
of the district court.
The State Hoard of . Equalization
at Lincoln announced the general
state assessment for 1020 nt $778,000,
000, with a reduction of the levy for
last year by 2.(11 mills. The reduction
was made possible by the Increase In
valuation of the stute. Levy for the
various state funds follows: General
fund, 3.44 mills as compared to 4.S0
mills last year; capital building fund,
1.10 mills; general university fund,
1 mill; university nccount, .75 mills;
special university fund, .75 mills; nor
inul school fund, 1 mill ; state aid road
fund, 2.21 mills, and the stute and
bridge fund, 15 mills. The total levy
for 1020 Is 10.30 mills.
,-NeiMnsku. stands fifth among all
states of the union In per capita ns-
sessmenr. une ngiire reuclies inoro
than $2,11)3. Iowa Is at the top of tlio
list Willi over $3,000. Wyoming lias a
figure of $2,558, mid South Dakota,
That money is tight in Hamilton
county wus clearly demonstrated thu
other day when but one bJl was of
fered for n quarter section of the best
land In tlio county at a referee's salu
at Aurora. It sold for $100 an acre.
Five lives were lost and $1,802,100
worth of property destroyed by 770
fires in Nebraska from December 3L
to July 1, accoiillng to a bulletin Is
sued by the stute division of tire pro
tection ut Lincoln.
Mrs. Ella Pile, who resigned her po
sition us superintendent of the slate re
formatory for girls at York, gave an
her reasons for leaving that the insti
tution was unsanitary and facilities for
Its operation wero Inadequate.
Omaha's daylight parade In honor
of the tercentenary of the landing of
the Pilgrim Fathers, will be held Sep
tember 23 Instend of September 21.
Postponement wns innde because of
the special election.
"Hed" Nenl, given leave of absenco
from tho penitentiary at Lincoln that
he might harvest his $8,000 wheat
crop In Nemaha county, returned to
the Institution of his own accord.
More than 00 per cent of the winter
wheat west of the Missouri river Is
threshed, uccording to railway olllcials.
Estimates place the average yield ac
twenty to twenty-two bushel un ucre.
Central City voters at a special
election favored a $25,000 bend propo
sition by it majority of 250 for the pur
pose of purchasing the Central City
Goring irrigation district refunding
bonds for $200,000 and Nebraska City
Intersection paving bonds for $15,00(1
have been registered by the state aud
itor at Lincoln.
Sidney voters will pass on a ,$100,000
bond proposition Sept. 14, to be used
for expanding the electric light plant
and water system.
Oil men who are fliuuiclng the sec
ond well being drilled at Hussett report
they ure conlident of success. The
well Is now down about S00 feot.
Preliminary examinations for en
trance to West Point will be given en
listed men of the army in Omaha De
cember 1 to 15.
Some parts of Custer county report
ed heavy frosts the past week, the first
this time of the year on record In tho
' Plans nre virtually completed for tho
big Sugirr Beet festlvul und barbecue
to be held ut Scottsbluff September 0
Large tracts of land In northern Holt
couuty tiro being lensed by O'Neill cap
italists for oil experimental purposes.
Mlnden's new light and witter plant,
now under construction, Is expected to
be In operation ubout October 1st.
A highway from Alliance to Kimball
via Melbetnims been proposed by tho
Commercial club of Melbeta.
Women of Nebraska City have or
ganized a chapter of the League of
Euil Klser was sentenced to a twenty-year
term In the state penitentiary
for kitlnnplng a 13-year-old Aurora girl,
City mall delivery will be established
nt Slduey on September 1.
Hohemlan Catholic Sokols of tho
United Buvten win hold their quadren
nial national convention In Omaha
Several buildings were blown down
nnd crops damaged somewhat by a ter
rific wind and rain storm that swept
Scottsbluff and vicinity.
The Nebraska Potato Growors' as
sociation exchange was organized nt n
meeting at Alliance the other day with
representatives present from a scoro
of counties, und the decision wns
reached to market this yeur'a crop col
lectively. Five Stapleton sportsmen were fined
$5 nnd costs euch for hunting prnlrlu
chicken prior to the opening of the
season October 15.
It Is reported that drilling for oil
on tho Hamilton farm cast of Hlue
Springs will start as soon as tho neces
sary machinery arrivos.
State and federal crop experts esti
mate that the Nebraska corn produc
tion will be 214,004,000 bushels this
year, compared to 181,180,000 last
year, or nn Increase of 30,778,000 bush
els. This forecast In based on condi
tlon of the crop August 1.
IM?I0VED UlflFOlM IlfTEIRATIOIflL 1
(By HEV. P. B. FITZWATEn, D. D..
Teacher of Ensllsh Bibles In tho Moody
Hlble Institute ot Chicago.)
(Copyright, imp, Western Newspaper Union t
LESSON FOR AUGUST 29
BEGINNING OF SOLOMON'S REIGN
LHSSON THXT-I Kings 1:5; 3:13.
QOLDKN TKXT-Thc four ot tlio Ixird.
that In wlodom: and to depart from evil
Ih underBtatidlnK. Job 28:23.
PRIMARY TOPIC-Solomon's Choice.
JUNIOR TOPIC-Solomon'B WIbo Be
BinnlnK. INTintMnDtATE AND SENIOR TOPIC
ChoonInK the Bent ThlnRB.
YOUNO people: and adult topic
-True Wisdom and How to Oct It
I. Solomon Anointed King (1 : 5-40).
David had hitherto failed to show
the people who should he king nfter
him (v. 20). He Is now stirred to
action by tint combined iippvals of.
Hathshehn and Nathan. He Immedi
ately sent for the faithful three, Za
dok, Nathan mid Hennlah, and bado
them to anoint Solomon king. They
speedily executed their commission
and soon the people shouted "God snvo
king Solomon 1"
II. Solomon's Acts to Establish Hlo
Kingdom (1: 41-2: 40).
Coming to the kingdom nt such a
time us this, he noted certnln danger
ous elements, which, If allowed to de
velop, would weaken if not destroy
1. Adonljah placed under surveil
lance (vv. 41-53). Though he had at
tempted to usurp tho kingdom, SoIih
inon placed him on good behavior. In ,
this treatment, Solomon displayed
both clemency and dignity, which am
praiseworthy In n ruler.
2. Adonljah executed (2: 13-25).
Solomon ordered him executed be
cause ho made an underhanded effort
to become king.
3. Ablnthar removed from tho priest
hood (2:20, 27). This man had Joined
Adonljah In his plot of usurpation.
Solomon removed him from ofllce mill
appointed Xndok In ills stead.
4. Joab executed (2:28-35). Joab,.
too, was a party In Adonljah's rebel
lion. Heslde this he had treacherous
ly murdered his rivals in the nrmy.
He wns succeeded In the generalship"
5. Sliimol executed (2:30-10). Shlmel
had deserted David and Joined hit
enemies, even bitterly cursed him.
Solomon first paroled htm nnd confined
him to Jerusalem, but when he broko
his parole be had him executed.
III. God's Gracious Offer to Solomon
Solomon made n lavish sacrifice to
tho Lord. It was not that the Lord
cared for the number of nnlma'lB, but
the attitude of the man's heart to
ward him. "Ask what I shall gle
thee" placed very wide possibilities be
fore the king. God, ns It were, signed
blank checks nnd turned them over
to Solomon to fill In any amount that
his heart desired.
IV. Solomon's Wise Choice (3:0-0).
The Lord's gracious offer brought
the king face to face with the re
sponsibility of muklng a choice. God
so deals with his children that u
choice must bo made by everyone.
Solomon was keenly sensible of tlio
difficulty and the responsibility of his
position. David was n great king.
For n young mnn to take up the work
of an Illustrious father and push It
to completion is a most difficult task.
Besides nil this, tho dls'turhlng ele
ments set In motion by tho usurper,
Adonljah, were to be dealt with. In
his reply to God he pleadR that ho
was not king ns a result of his owa
choosing, but because of God's loving:
kindness. All who hnve been called
of God to fill positions of honor and
trust enn truly exercise that same
holdness of faith. When called to
positions of hondr and trust wc should
not become high-minded nnd vain, but
humbly present ourselves before God
V. God's Unstinted Gift to Solomon
Solomon'6 speech plenscd tho Lord.
Tlio Lord Is ulwnys pleased when we
plnce ourselves before him In such
nttltudc. Solomon got more than ho
asked for. Becauso ho put wisdom
first, God saw that he could bo trust
ed with materlnl good, also. Christ
taught the saiue thing when he snld,
"Seek ye first the kingdom of God
nnd his righteousness; nnd all these
things shnll bo added unto you."
Matt. 0:33. He that puts God and
splrltunl things first In time nnd Im
portance can be trusted with tempor
al things. That which God promised
him above what ho asked was rches,
honor nnd length of days. All who
feel the lack of wisdom can go to God
with confidence (Jnmcs 1:5). God
blessed Solomon with a slngulnrly
comprehensive mind (I Kings 4:29-34).
Ho wns a botanist, zoologist, nrchl
tect, poet, nnd n moral philosopher.
When wo nsk what God wills, we shall
surely get what wo ask.
To Cheer Thee on Thy Way.
Neither hurrying nor slackening but
sure of thy great and glorious destiny,
walk thou; and presently all around
thee shnlt thou see the similitude of
him who thou seekest: Ho shall send
a multltudo of messengers In ndvauce
to cheer thee on thy way. Edward
Common sense Is, of all kinds, the
most uncommon. It implies good Judg
ment, sound discretion and true and
practical wisdom. -Tyroa Edward.
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