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TUB NOUEOLK WEEKLY NEWS-JOUttNAI FU1DAI APRIL 1C 1909.
Calks on 9 "r.ii iii ii \i \
L From a Personal Viewpoint
By ENRICO CARUSO
> . COPYRIGHT , 1000. BY AMCUICAN < IMtr.SS ASSOCIATION
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( ho thousands of people who
OP visit the opcrn during I lie
( season few outside of ( lie
Binnll proportion of llio Initi
ated realize how much the perform-
anoc of the Blngcr whom they BCD nntl
Jicar oil the stage IH ( It'peildent ' on pre-
tffuo.8 rehearsal , constant practice and
-wrKlifulnoss over the physical condl-
tflons Dint preserve that most precious
of our nsKota , the voice.
3s'or < ) OCB tliln Hiune great public In
Ri'iu-rnl know of what the singer often
suffers In the way of ucrvousncsn or
tm ; < > frlsht bcfi > rt > appearing In front
< ot the footlights , nor that his life , out-
wimlly BO feted and brilliant , Is In pri
vate more or less of n retired , ascetic
: crm > nnd that his social pleasures must
J > < strictly limited.
Those conditions , of course , vary
greatly with the Individual Binder , but
t will try to toll In the following artl-
r > Jes , flH exemplified In my own case ,
A'lint a great responsibility n voice IH
wticn one. considers that It Is the great
'God given treasure which brings us
, \ lour fame and fortune.
I nm porlmps more favored than
.ninny In the fact tliat my voice was
aiwnyn "there" and that , with proper
mltlvatlon , of course , I have not had
n overstrain It In the attempt to reach
vocal heights which have come to
r rno only after severe and long con-
'tluuwl effort. But , on the other hand ,
' 'llie finer the natural volco the more
* wdiiloiis the care required to preserve
VJ. 'In Its pristine freshness to bloom.
' nils Is the singer's ever present prob-
7cm lu my case , however , mostly a
matter of common scnso living.
.As regards eating a rather Impor
tant Item , by the way I have kept to
filie light "continental" breakfast ,
xrblch I do not take too early ; then n
/cnllmr auibstautlal luncheon toward 2
o'clock. Iy native macaroni , special
ly prepared by my chef , who Is en-
particularly for his ability In
-wny. Is often n feature In this
fmIiU1ay rmeal , I Incline toward the
nsfrnplcr and more nourishing food.
my tastes arc broad in the
Init lay particular stress enc
c excellence of the cooking , for one
cannot afford to risk one's health on
Indifferently cooked food , no matter
> njrliat Its quality.
v.On .tho jilghts when I sing I take
Nothing aTter luncheon , except perhaps
sandwich and a glass of Chlautl ,
xinlll jiftor the performance , when I
Jteive n supper of whatever I fancy
reasonable bounds. Being
with a good digestion , I have
( obliged to take the extraor-
-precautions about what 1 oat
wwne-filngerfl do. Still , I am care-
never to 'Indulge to excess In the
of the table , for the condi
tion of our allmentnry apparatus and
( that of the- vocal chords are very elose-
) lyi related. aud the unhealthy state of
VUw aiUB Immediately reacts on the
I uity reason for abstaining from food
t tor so long before singing may be In-
* flUSscJL It Is jsimply 'that when the
i .tarjro Fjmce required by the .diaphragm
Mn cxparidlngitoitakoUirlireath Is part-
f4y ocoupU'd'byone's ' dinner the result
I Ic vUiotDUO vcamiot take as deep a
ise would like and conso-
, \he \ tone suffers and the nil 1m-
txirtant ease of breathing Is Interfered
In addition a certain amount of
cincrgy Is used in the process of
loii which would otherwise be
entirely given to the production of the
' -These facts , , seemingly so simple , are
"very vital ones to a singer , particularly
< m n "opening night. " A singer's life
K such nn active one. with rehearsals
sind performances , that not much op
portunity Is given for "exercise , " aud
Uhe tlmo given to this must , of course.
> e povcrned by Individual needs. I
tUnd n few simple physical exercises In
ttue morning after rising somewhat
similar to those practiced In the army
vjr .the use for n few minutes of n p"
fit light dumbbells very beneficial. Oth-
/ rwiso I must content myself with an
'tocwttlonal automobile ride One must
Mot 'forget , however , that the exercise
of filuging , with its constant deep In-
Jinlation ( and acting In Itself Is consld
exercise also ) tends much to
one from acquiring an oversupply
A proper moderation In eating , how-
jrcr , as I have already said , will contribute -
tribute as much to the maintenance of
correct proportion In one's llgure as
nmount of voluntary exercise
one only goes through with on
As so many of you lu a number of
xatatcrt of this great country are feeling
uul expressing as well as voting opln
' .tons on the subject of whether one
should or should not drink Intoxicants ,
; you may Inquire what practice Is most
ttn consonance with a singer's well be-
Oay , 1u my opinion. . Here , again , of
sourse , customs vary with the Indi
vidual. In Italy wo habitually drink
JlUo light wines of the country will
our meals nnd surely arc never the
worse for it , I have retained my fond
miss for my native Chlantl , which 1
Buive oven made on my own Italian
a1atc , but believe and carry out the
Xk-Ik'f that' moderation is the only pos-
rttblo course. I am Inclined to con
flcmu the use of spirits , whisky In
BMrrlcular. w"htch Is so prevalent In
4ti i Anglo-Saxon countries , for It la
merci toInilataic the delicate little rib-
Owns of tissue which produce the sing
ing toiu , and then nddlo to a clear
atnd ringing high 0 !
Though I Indulge occasionally In a
cigarette , I advise nil singers , particu
larly young singers , against this prac
tice , which can certainly not fall to
luivo a bad effect on the delicate lin
1 ing of the throat , the vocal chords nnd
' the lungs. ' '
' You will HCO by till the foregoing that
even the gift of a good breath Is not
to bo abused or' treated lightly mid
that the "gooso with the golden egg"
must bo most carefully nurtured.
Outside of this , however , ono of the
great temptations that beset any singer -
. or of considerable famd Is the many
[ nodal demands Unit crowd upon him ,
i usually unsought and largely unde-
slrcd. Many of the Invitations to re
ceptions , teas and dinners are from
! comparative strangers and cannot be
considered , but of those from one's
frlendH which It would be a pleasure
to attend very few Indeed can be ac
cepted , for the singer's llrst care , even
If n selfish one , must bo fo his health
and consequently his voice , and the
attraction of social Intercourse must ,
alas , bo largely foregone.
The continual effort of loud talking
In a throng would be extremely bad
for the sensitive musical Instrument
that the vocalist carries In his throat ,
and the various beverages offered nt
one of your afternoon teas It would be
too dll'lenlt to refuse. So I confine
myself to an occasional quiet dinner
with n few friends on an off night at
the opera or any evening nt the play ,
whore I can at least bo silent during
the progress of the acts.
In common with most of the foreign
Ringers who come to America , I have
suffered somewhat from the effects of
your barbarous climate , with Its sud
den changes of temperature , but per
haps have become more accustomed
to It In the years of my operatic work
here. What has affected me most ,
however. Is the overheating of the
houses and hotels with that dry steam
heat which Is so trying to the throat.
Even when I took n house for the sea-
eon I had dlfllciilty In keeping the air
moist. Now. however , In the very
modern and excellent hotel where I
am quartered they have a new system
of ventilation by which the air Is au
tomatically rendered pure and the heat
controlled a great blessing to the over
After reading the above the casual
person will perhaps believe that a sin
ger's life Is really not a bit of n sinecure -
cure , even when he has attained the
measure of this world's approval and
applause afforded by the "great horse
Caruso and the Waflnerites.
During ihe earlier days of his career
Caruso's prominence as n great tenor
was obscured by the Wagner cult , then
at Its apogee. The followers of the new
craze refused to accept him. '
They dismissed the Italian tenor as
a crude young person with n loud
voice , capable of piercing screams
which provoked unthinking applause
from the banana venders and organ
grinders In the cheap galleries. That
icj was an artist , that really enlight
ened persons could listen to him with
out pity and contempt : that , in short ,
10 could ever hope to take n Wagnerlan
mrt and escape with his life from the
ury of the anointed all this was ab
surdly out of the question. He be-
onged to the dispensation of circus
uuslc. Ills vocal cnvortlngs and rude
> ellowlii S3 were not tit for educated
ears. lu n word , he was anathema.
The mere fact that any ono could un
derstand whut he was singing about
uid could feel the emotions Involved
u the music without having previously
ittonded n series of lectures by the
eng haired wiseacre with a piano on
the side this fact alone excluded him
from the sympathies of the experts.
[ To did not belong to the real choir.
There was no place for him In the sym
posium-of the truly gifted. Let him geoff
off somewhere with his seedy country
men and bay the moon , leaving the
true prophets nnd their disciples to the
ecstasy of beer , frankfurters , Ilmbur-
Ker and unmitigated Wagner !
Now take n look at the once branded
nud despised Caruso In the middle of
Ills great career ! Who tills the house
from pit to dome ? Who sways those
vast audiences with the wand of the
enchanter ? The glittering occupants
of "the horseshoe , " who turn their
backs on Siegfried and chatter a thou-
land Inanities while Lohengrin bawls
farewell to his goose , , sit still , with
tvhlto faces and beating hearts , when
the Neapolitan appears. It may be
any opera you please a Verdi , a Don
izetti , a Bellini , n Flotow , nn Aubcr , n
fiounod , n Puccini , anything with mel
ody and ( Ire but Caruso makes of It
nn Inspiration and n witchery no sci
ence perhaps , nothing classical or
enigmatic , but Caruso transforms It
Into an almost painful passion. Ho
sets the pulses In n storm. No ono
wonders what It means , for everybody
knows * hat It means exaltation , won
der , joy delight beyond all words.
As used nowadays by the
pers the word Interview IH said to hav
been the Invention of Joseph McCul
lagh of St. Louis , and , according to tli
Encyclopaedia Brltnnnlcn. It becam
popular in England In the early'nine
ties But It Vas knpwn before that
A writer on the subject lu the Nation
of ISO ! ) whs posstbly the first to us
the word lu Its present BOUSO of a tul
i with a representative of the press ,
I Chicago News.
Easter Sunday , bringing holy week
o a close In the religious world , In
ho society world forecasts n renewal
f social activity for the period Inter-
cnlng between lent and the arrival
f Bummer weather. Easter through
ho lalo spring Is to bo given a rather
hilly reception dosplto promises of
rilr weather from the weather man.
ipt'clal music will as usual bo a
caturo of the Easier services In most
f the Norfolk churches. The lenten
oason In Norfolk this year has np-
arontly been accorded moro careful
hsorvanco than In many years past.
Miss Etlcu Million was hostesH to
lid young ladles of the Trinity social
guild on Wednesday evening. It was
he last opportunity Miss Mullen will
mvo of entertaining the guild aa fol-
owing her marriage on next Wodncs-
lay she will hucOmo a resident of
-'nil-fax , S. D ; The evening was
ilcasatilly spent nl the Mullen homo.
The trousseau of the brldo-to-bo came
n for a good share of attention.
Mrs. A. Handlciev entertained n
nll company of young ladles on
Monday evening , the party being given
or Miss Uuth Shaw who was home
rom Doauo college at Crete for the
prlng vacation. The evening was
argcly devoted to six-handed euchre.
An Eastern Star Initiation Thursday
Iglit was witnessed by n delegation
jf a score or so of Wlnsldo people. A
mnquct was served in commandery
mil afterwards. A number of toasts
voro responded to. Dr. U. C. Simmons
ictcd as toastmnstcr.
Miss Matlo O'Brien entertained a
lumber of friends at her homo on
South Second street In honor of Miss
Martha Frlcko of Madison , who had
> cen her guest for several days.
) aluty refreshments were served.
Mrs. Hugh Dick entertained the
. B. T. club this week at her home on
South Fourth street. Refreshments
Lynch .Journal : The Presbyterian
people gave Rev. Hammond and wife a
arewell reception In the Ladles' Aid
oems Tuesday evening before their
lepartnre for Norfolk where his work
icglns for the coming year. The
lammonds leave hero with the good
vill and best wishes of all people.
Mrs. A. J. Durland was expected to
eturn today from a visit In Plain-
riew during the past week.
Mrs. C. H. Reynolds was the guest
of friends In Plalnvlew this week.
Announcements have been received
n Norfolk from Mr. and Mrs. Leslie
Wiley Shannon of the marriage of
heir daughter , Miss Martha Eugenia
Shannon , to Hamlln Lawrence Whitley -
ley , the ceremony taking placa on
Wednesday of this week nt the homo
of the bride's parents In Waterloo ,
Neb. Mr. Whitney is well known in
Norfolk and occupies the position of
ax agent for the Northwestern rail
road. Mr. and Mrs. Whitney will be
nt homo after May 3 at 1518 South
Thirty-Second avenue , Omaha.
Next Wednesday at the Catholic
ectory In this city , Miss Ellen Mullen
of Norfolk and C. J. Brown , county
reasuror of Gregory county , will be
mlted in marriage. Mr. and Mrs.
Brown will live at Fairfax , S. D.
Subway Ignores Women Car Hint.
Now York , April 10. According to
i statement by an official o fthe Inter-
) orough Rapid Transit company today
, hat corporation will not respond to
he suggestion of the public service
: onimlsslon that it install separate
jars for women on Us express trains
n the subway. The Interborough in-
ends apparently to wall for a definite
order from the public service com
mission if the commission sees fit to
make one after hearings which it dl
ected shall be held on the subject.
Meanllmo good reports have come
from the operation of separate cars
Tor women on the McAdoo Hudson tun
nels. McAdoo said of this today :
"The result of our experience with
the women's car is altogether encour
aging. Sufficient time has not elapsed
to make the test conpiuslvo , hut we
are going to continue.t at least for n
mouth before coming to a final con
FIGHT LIVE STOCK DRAWBACK
Senator Dolllver Declares Cattle Grow
er Is In Danger Under R yne Bill.
Washington , April 10. Weston
members of the senate are keeping n
close eye on the drawback provisions
of the tariff bill as they are to bo
brought to the senate from the finance
committee. Possibilities exist for a
big fight over these provisions.
It Is charged that the drawback
provisions of the Payne bill are sucl
as to make the tariff of almost no use
to the farmer. A great clamor arose
when the bill was first reported to
the house , and 11 was said by Norlh-
weslorn members that the drawback
provision would allow Canadian wheat
to bo imported in great quantllles for
export free of duty that , in short , it
would mean free trade with Canada
The ways and means commltleo
remedied this by adopting the amend
ment prepared by Representatives
Stevens , Volstead and Gronnn.
Now , the question has arisen
whether the farmer and grower" of
live stock is not In danger from the
house drawback provision. Senator
Dolllver Is convinced lie Is , Atfthe
drawback provision now stands- , Sena
tor Dolllver says , the big packers can
take shelter under U , bring In cheap
cattle from Mexico , slaughtering them
n this country nnd then export them
and got the profit of the drawback ,
or the equivalent amount of meat or
meat products could bo exported , If
The effect would he , as Senator Dolll-
vor BOOS It , greatly to decrease the
demand for American catllo oh the
> nrt of the packers nnd hurt the live
stock market. Senator Dolllver deems
t likely that the finance committee
will greatly restrict the drawback
irnvlslons of the bill and make them
BUbstnnllnlly like the present draw-
jack provisions. lie will endeavor to
mvo the changes made on the Hour.
It Is said that If the bill Is not
more carefully fiamed than the Payne
bill to guard the enterprise of western
farmers and cattle raisers It will en
counter blltor opposition fiom varlmis
School Strike on at O'Neill.
O'Neill Frontier : A lltlle dlftlculty
nt the publlu schools was the occas
ion of u meetlnjj of the school board
Wednesday. The graduating class of
Lho high school , composed of fourteen
lioyB and girls , organized a "strike"
uul threatened to abandon school. It
happened because Miss Gorby , the su
perintendent , declined to concede their
somewhat unreasonable demands. The
difficulty started when It was dis
covered by the supoiintemlcnl that
some of the class had copied the
work of others In the examination ) ; .
They wore Informed that Ihey could
not bo ginduated that way and would
have to write the examinations.
Then the class got together and drew
up a resolution , which was mailed to
the superintendent , to the effect that
If those who had copied In the ex
aminations wore not graduated with
out re-writing the examination the
class would quit school. The super
intendent wisely declined such a pro
position and was promplly supported
by the board. The pupils are begin
ning to see the matter In the right
ught now and some of them had re
turned to their studies yesterday.
Thirteen Failures In Theatrical New
York Since Washington's Birthday.
Now York , April 10. The theatrical
ravens that croak "failure" under the
bright lights of Broadway , record thir
teen failures In Now York since Feb
ruary 22. The fatality roll , brought
up to date , reads :
Flrsl "This Woman and This Man"
was produced In the Maxlne Elliott
theater on February 22 and was with
drawn on March 13. .
Second "The Richest Girl" was pro
duced In the Criterion theater on Feb
ruary 29 and was withdrawn on March
Third "Meyer and Son" was pro
duced In the Garden Iheater on Feb
ruary 29 and was withdrawn on March
Fourth "A Woman of Impulse" was
produced In the Herald Square theater
on February 29 and was withdrawn on
Fifth "King John" was produced In
the New Amslortlam Iheater on March
8 and was wllhdrawn on March 13.
Sixth "Votes for Women" was pro
duced In Wallack's theater on March
15 and was withdrawn March 20.
Seventh "The Bachelor" was pro
duced in the Maxlne Elliott theater on
March 15 and has survived its third
Eighlh "Tho Return of Eve" was
produced In Ihe Herald Square Ihealer
on March 17 and has survived Its second
Ninth "An Englishman's Home"
was produced in tbe Criterion theater
on March 22 and has survived two
Tenth "The Newlyweds and Their
Baby" was produced In the Majestic
theater on March 22 and Is with us
Eleventh "A Fool There Was" was
produced In the Liberty theater on
March 24 and has run all of ten nights.
Twelfth "Sham" was produced In
Wallack's thealer on March 27 and
Thirteenth "The Conflict" was pro
duced In the Garden theater on March
29 and has run up a record of six
Marshal Pounds Editor Kortrlght.
Wayne Democrat : Editor Kortrlght
of the Randolph Reporter had a dog
thai Iho lown marshal didn't like , so
Ihe dog was shot. The publisher expostulated -
postulated with the peace officer , and
Ihe lalter publicly pounded the printer ,
The county court was set In motion
at Hartlnglon , and the man sworn to
preserve the peace , plead guilty lo
breaking II nnd paid fine nnd costs.
The marshal was nn appointee of
' " " aud In
Randolph's "dry" mayor , kepi
office afler Ihe above disqualifying
act by voice of the drys. This Incens
ed the "wets" and today Randolph will
walk up to the bar and take toddy or
tea as her citizens desire. You know
it was a kick from a poor , old cow
that burned down all Chicago and-
made it , in the rebuilding , the great
est city of the states. It was the bark
of n dog or taking the bark out of
one that made why , the "countless
millions mourn , " to take a prohibition
ist's word for it in Randolnh.
Cal. Matheaon Denies Rumors.
"Gal" Matheson , formerly of Pllgor ,
and concerning whom the Beemer
Times recently printed a' lot of rumors
based upon hearsay , writes to the editor
of that paper to deny the story that
ho Is dead or In trouble. This is what
ho saya :
Temple , Tex. , March 24. Editor
Beemer Times , Boomer , Neb. : Does
Iho dead come to life ? Well they
did this trp | , nnd I am feeling quite
well lhank you.
I received a clipping from my folks
at PJlger staling among other things
that my body would pass through
jjeumor on the 'way to the homo of
my parents- PllgeV. Now , my deai
air , I would respeclfully ask yon to deny
the charges you have preferred against
mo on hearsay. I am not dead. Now
for the rest : I never drove a hack In
Kansas , or any other place , and I wan
at this place In September so could
nol bo in Kansas at the same time ,
so the fellow who was driving hack In
Kansas must ho the fellow who was
I have not boon going under nn as
sumed name. Nor was I over Impli
cated lu a robbery and Jumped by
bond. The only bond I remember be
ing under was nt a time when I wafl
village clerk of Pllger. Now as to my
killing anyone or being in the peni
tentiary under a sentence of twenty-
live yours Is another pipe dream , as
I Imvo never been In the penitentiary
or any other kind of n Jail or even
under arrest ; nor have I had trouble
of any kind while In Texas oven of
the smallest nature ; neither are my
parents worrying about mo as I wrlto
homo regularly and receive letters
under my own name.
Now I wish the Times would print
a denial of all my supposed troubles
and death , mailing * ono to my father ,
.1. O. MatliCBon at Pllger and ono tome
mo at this , place. I will mall you a
copy of the Temple , TOXIIB , Tribune ,
which print's a denial of my demise ,
also an account of my supposed shoot
ing scrnpo as copied from the Boomer
7hanklng you In advance for the
I remain much nlivo ,
C. II. Matheson.
New Booth Company Ready ,
Chicago , April 10. Unless something -
thing uuforseen Hprlngs up , the now
Uoolh Fish company will bo launched
One Law That Wasn't Vetoed.
Buttle Creek Enterprise. "Gramp"
Carrlco , the only man In Batllc Creek
who will fish for profit if allowed to
do so , Is very much pleased , as arc
also his former patrons , over the new
game law which permits the sale of
catfish , buffalo and carp In the open
season. If there Is a catfish In the
Elkhorn river to bo caught , Gramp
says he will "shore get "im. " He has
already commenced to rig up his old
tackle and predicts that Battle Creek
will no longer go fresh-flshless.
Electric Co. Spends $20,000.
The Norfolk Electric Light and
Power company is engaged in making
extensive Improvements , and In some
cases complete changes of machinery ,
in the Seventh slreet plant. These Im
provements , which it is hoped to have
completed by the end of the present
month , represent an outlay of some
thing like $20,000 , It was announced
some months ago that extensive im
provements would bo made and It Is
the fact that the alterations to bo
made were more extensive than Indi
cated In the announcement which has
led to the delay.
To the company the most Important
fcalure of the now machinery Is
economy of operation. A second Im
portant feature Is the fact that ca
pacity of the plant is more than
Was Strained to the Limit.
The Norfolk Eleclrlc Light company
-ns attracled at least state wide atten
tion through its development of the
motive power business. The company
lias aimed to keep pace with the
growth and business development of
tae town in the extension of its busi
ness with the result that for some
months the capacity of the plant has
boon severely laxed. The new power-
making machinery , it is announced ,
will coniplelely relieve Ihe strain and
oven provide an excess of power for
possiole future use and will thus re
sult In more satlsfaclory service. For
the company it Is expected to bring
the economy In operation which is
needed lo make an occasional dividend
A Powerful Turbine Engine.
The most important Improvement Is
the Installation of a now 350 horse
power turbine engine. The old en
gine will be left In the power house
for auxiliary service in case of break
To Condense all Steam ,
A condenser , which will condense
all the steam whfch comes from the
new engine , is another important
part of liie new machinery. The ob
ject of the condenser Is to relieve the
fifteen air pounds pressure against
which steam is discharged into the
air under the old way. A vacum Is
used to eliminate this pressure , the
air in tjie steam being exhausted by
an air pump , Instead of being dis
charged into the air , Iho steam Is con
densed inlo waler , part of which Is
consigned to the pure Ice plant and
part of which is returned to the steam
boiler , the saving In coal resulting Is
Biggest Well In Town.
To condense the steam and reduce
the temperature , from 212 to 120 de
grees n huge quantily of water is
needed. The condenser will use about
300 gallons of water a minute. Tills
water will bo obtained from a now
well which Is feolng down just south
of the Ice plant. Insldo the curbing
the well is eight feet in diameter.
This well will bo the biggest well In
Will Flush Sewer.
As the water from the condenser
will empty Into Ihe sewer at Madison
avenue there will never bo any ques
tion of that part of the Norfolk sewer
system from Madison avenue and
Seventh streel lo Iho river being
Alnsworlh Democrat : The North
western did a rather unusual stunt
with a train of cattle destined for
the eastern market. The train con
sisted of eighteen cars nnd It made
the distance between Chadron and
Long Pine In seven hours and thlrly-
five minutes , having been laid out at
Thatcher for thlrly-flve minutes on
jiccount ot Ihb passenger Irnin he-
Ing Jnte. \ . ,
. .Lincoln..JjHiniali The vNorlli\ves.l-
orn has purchase n block of 120,000
shares of Rio Grande slock , and Iho
Wall slrcel exports are trying to find
This low OIUMVM.V Colonist , Unto in ollVct every
ilny to April HO , 11)0 ) ! ) . Tickets good ( on payment
of tourist oar rule ) in through Tourist Sleeping
Curs which run daily to Portland and the
Electric Block Signal Protection , The Safe Road to Travel.
Dining Car Meuls and Service "The Best in the World. "
Ask about the Alaska Vnkon-l'aeilie Mxposition. Seattle. Wash.
For reservations , depots nml information inquire ol t
E. L. LOMAX , Agent , Omaha , NebrJ
out what It moans. Some believe
that this moans that the Northwestern
Is to find an outlet to the Pacific coast
via the Western Pacific , while others
think It Is an alliance with the Gould
interest that- will help finance the
Gould concerns. The Northwest
ern has been pocketed by the
Gould and St. Paul roads and
the St. Paul road Is the most fear
ed competitor. Therefore the experts
have concluded that financial consld-
erallons may yet result in the North
western becoming a part owner of
some of the Gould properties In the
west. Harrlman Is said to deny nil
knowledge of the deal.
Looking Up Right-of-way.
Title to the old right-of-way of the
Ynnkton-Norfolk between Yankton and
this city Is being examined by topre-
sentutivcs of the Interests which are
now pushing the project. Yesterday
two of the promoters of the road , arm
ed with the plats and maps of sixteen
years ago , called at the county clerk's
office In Pierce. The records were
examined and careful note was made
as to the owners of the land through
which the old survey passed and as
to whether or not the original owners
still held the land.
The two railroad men left Pierce
yesterday afternoon , driving overland
to Wausa. It was staled Ihat they
would visit Madison today to examine
the county seat record ? of Ihis county.
South Dakota News.
O. S. Swonson of Sioux Falls has
been appointed warden of the Sioux
A .cleaning out of gamblers and
screens Is on at Yankton.
Cyrus A. Spurllng has Instituted suit
for ? 18,000 against the Dempster Mill
Manufacturing Co. of Sioux Falls for
injuries from falling down an elevalor
The annual Lutheran church synod
to meet at Eureka May 5 will selecl
a town In which to locate a new col
Theatrical War Predicted.
New York , April 10. The announce
ment by the Messrs. Shubert that they
have wllhdrawn from Ihe Theatrical
Managers' association is Ihe first gun ,
according lo the Tribune , of whal will
undoubtedly be a big theatrical war.
TO FIGHT SPOKANE RATES.
Harriman Lines Petition Commission
to be Relieved From Obeying Order.
Chicago , April 10. The breach be
tween the Interstate commerce com
mission and the railroads over the
western rate situation has been widen
ed by two things. The Harriman lines
have petitioned the commission to be
relieved from the operation of Ihe
order In Ihe Spokane rale case , and
me execulive officials of western lines
decided to contest the commission's
order in the Denver rale case.
The decision of the Harriman lines
to contest the Spokane case , irrespec
tive of any action the Hill lines may
take , came as a surprise. The petition ,
It Is presumed , will be denied by the
commission and then an appeal will
bo taken to the courls.
MISSOURI MAY GO DRY IN 1913.
State-Wide Prohibition Amendment
Engrossed by House.
Jefferson City , Mo. , April 10. The
nlale-wldo prohibition constitutional
amendment was engrossed by the low
er branch of the Missouri legislature
ycslerday , afler 11 had been amended
lo become offecllve January 1 , 1913.
The vole on engrossment was 80 to
45. Several members who voted for
engrossment said they would vole
against the measure of final passage.
All taxrlders were defealed and In
dications point to the passage of Iho
amendment llirough the house next
Wednesday afternoon when It will bo
considered under special order. Its
chances for being passed In Iho senate
are considered good.
BLEACHING IN VOGUE.
European Countries Place no Ban on
Washington , April 10. In com
pliance with Instructions from the
bureau of manufacturers. Special
Agent Davis nmdo Inquiries In- regard
lo , tie } process of bleaching flour in
'Europe ' nnd .reports as follows :
"I am now In position lo 6lale that
there Is no law In Franco , Germany or
Great Britain prohibiting or regulating
the bleaching of Hour by chemical or
electrical process. As In the United
States , some millers In all the conn-
tries named oppose bleaching , or find
no need for It , while others employ It.
"Recently the Alsop company ( elec
trical process ) was sued by the Ail-
rows company ( chemical process ) before -
fore the Lille ( Franco ) tribunal. The
case wont to the court of appeals ,
which has rendered its decision Inci
dentally affirming that the bleaching
of Hour was an improvement , and that
It was not Injurious to public health.
Nebraskan Gets Appointment.
Washington , April 10. Robert Eton
Guthrie of Nebraska wan nominated
for civil life to be second lieutenant
In the coast artillery.
Revenge Upon Next of Kin.
St. Louis. April 10. Unable to find
Louis Mucalifso , against whom ho cher
ished n bitter hatred , Salvatorc For-
lossa wreaked his vengeance upon the
next of kin in true Sicilian style last
night , way-laying and shooting Sam
Macaluso in the hallway of their homo
at 50-18 Daggett avenue. The victim
received three bullet wounds and
Federal Indictment List.
Sioux Falls , S. D. , April 10. The
United States grand jury , which con
vened In Slonx Falls , made Its first
report , returning a number of Indict
ments , some of which are wllhheld
from Iho public for Ihe reason lliat the
defendants have not yet been arrested.
The Indictments which were return
ed In cases where the defendants ? '
either are In jail or are nt liberty on f
bond are as follows :
Coyote , an Indian , introducing liquor
Into the Rosebud reservation.
Frank Randall and Julian Whistler ,
thefl of cattle on the Pine Ridge reser
Henry Smith and William JetVerson ,
selling liquor to Indians belonging on
the Cheyenne River reservation.
John Buckman , larceny on the Pine
James Elk Thunder , Introducing li
quor Into the Rosebud reservation.
Sam Spotted War Bonnet , thefl of
cattle on the Rosebud reservation.
Joe Fallls , Introducing liquor inlo
Ihe Rosebud reservation.
North Nebraska Deaths.
Mrs. J. J. Thomas died last week In
A. P. Johnson , living west of New
man Grove , died Ihis week after a two
days' Illness ,
Business Changes In the Northwest.
Dwfght Felton nnd Edgar M. Hood
have formed a partnership and will
operate a bank , and real eslale office
In Ihe now Trlpp counly lown of Red-
C. I. Day has taken charge of the
Upstlll hotel at Long Pino.
Thomas Looffler of Chicago has ? "
boughl the John Scholer meat market
List of letters remaining uncalled
for at poslofflce al Norfolk , Nob. ,
April 9 , 1909.
Stella Armstrong , Goldle Burke ,
W. F. Burns , Ed Bohc , Charles Brant ,
Mrs. Chas. Cooper , Allen II. Creklngor ,
T. J. Daggot , Arthur Da'vis , Mrs. G.
W. Davis , Mrs. Jane Eddy , F. L.
Green , John Foully , R. M. Hilton , Miss
Joe Howard , Miss Alice Jewell , L on
Jeffryes , Anna Johnson , Pan Pan Jan
Kralochvll , Rev , F. Kosanke. C. W.
Nicholas , Miss Mary Iioss , Mrs. C. D.
Ransdell , Joseph Suche , James L. Sas
saman , Dr , S. A. Tutgon.
If not called for in fifteen days will
bo sent to the dead letter office. Par
ties calling for any of the above ,
please say "advertised. "
John R. Hays , P , M.
Lawyer Charges $1,000 a Minute.
Chicago , April 10. Who Is the high ,
est-prlcod lawyer in Chicago ?
Sclh F. Crows. Ho charges $1,000
a mlnulo. , \
This came oul when ho sued Mrs ,
James R. Smith for | 3 > i,00b , balance
on his bill of $35,000 for.-engineering
a deathbed marriage tjiat pave lief
? 350000. , - . . ,
The cooVw'ho doesn't ofte'n wanT'a
new place may bo "reading the ads. "
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