The Norfolk weekly news-journal. (Norfolk, Neb.) 1900-19??, December 30, 1910, Page 2, Image 2
TUB NOHKOLK WJ3KKLY NEWS-JOURNAL , FRIDAY , DKCKAIIJKK 30 , 1010. The Well Dressed WOMAN Now York , Dec. 24. The fashions tire full of caprices and very odtl ones at that , From the veriest detail of the atreot costume to the most Intricate nccoHsory of the bridal costume , the original note Is apparent. Time was when one could make an nitlcle from n series of topics ; now on topic can lengthened Into a scries of articles , so varied are the possibilities of each In dividual style. Since the social calendar of Amerl- CU'H aristocracy Is filled with weddings between now and lent , It Is natural that the wedding frock and Its acces- Borlos should have a conspicuous place in the real of smart modes. American glrlR are deriding superstition and taking up the French fashion of select- Friday far the chic wedding day. Sat urday nuptials are still smart , but since It Is reported that Miss Vivian Gould will sot the approval on Fri day by selecting It for her wedding day , wo may therefore expect many futro marriages on Friday. Just an the old heavy sntlns have been replaced by newer , softer fabrics , the new-comers' supremacy is threat ened by still neowr materials , among the prettiest being satin marvellleuse with something like n rose cast through It , that tone of white coming Into use Instead of dull white. This material Is combined with Point do Venlso and Russian laces which are formed Into delicate little bodice jac kets or Into tunics , which are lost Into the folds of the train at the back. Ono of the most regal bridal robes yet produced by a smart French dress maker Is of satin marvollleuse with the rose cast , the empire waist being defined only with a cord of satin about even with the bust line. Over this falls a tunic of Russian and Point do Vonlso lace , cut to lit the figure so perfectly that there Is no fulness nt nny point. The neck is cut round and there is a gulmpo of white silk lace. The veil Is of tulle , with a scarf oi fine white lace fastened about the front. The lace Is almost the same pattern as that on the robe , but is work.J on much finer tulle. Orange blossoms fasten the veil at both sides of the head and also where the lace overdress meets at the front , The effect of all these long trains when made part of the skirt , Is exactly like that of the tail of a bird , the close ness with which the body of the skirts lit and the abruptness of the train giving that effect. The robe In ques tion , fortunately , Is not cut too tight about the knees but allows the bride to walk without causing her skirt to shift about with every step. Women are now wearing pretty lit tle gold or silver lace caps on the head to evening functions , and very quaint they are , the moro simple the design , the better Its taste. The best are fash ioned with a fold to Ho about the face * In Imitation of fur ; but others are llnlshed with a dark band of velvet or plush. The long , full evening scarfs of white tulle with pearl incru&tntlons , with n simple horn finish are the dain tiest things In scarfs seen for a long time. While the whites are lovely , those In blue , yellow and rose are also charming. The self same shapes used for lace evening caps are used for the most fashionable auto caps and toques. Made of fur , tied with ribbons of the same color as the fur and with a float ing big veil , the costume for the ma chine la not only practical but pictur esque and fascinating. At the sides of such a little bonnet violets or tiny rosebuds In satin ribbon make a pret ty trimming. The long narrow coats of black , black-brown plush or velvet with a soft , wide collar of the same , are the , most stunning things seen in Paris' ' for ages. Some of the coats have fin ishes of fur ; but the obes with only plush or velvet are much daintier and richer , for the long haired pelt makes such n wrap appear heavy and rather dowdy. The very dressy velvet coats are faced with white satin and have n wide sailor collar of satin and n loose rover down the front. This Is white. The skirt of the moment , whllo too scanty to bo graceful on any ono but a woman without sign of hips , is stilt not the worst thing that ever struck the sartorial boards. The skirt was worse last spring than it Is now , and It boasted no decorations like the present graceful tunics , tc. Enough fulness has been given to the knees and hem in the now skirts to allow a free stop. If not an actual stride. H is to be hoped that still more width will bo allowed before spring comes in with its mud puddles that now and then have to be leaped even in the best kept streets. Leaping mud puddles was not ono of the exigencies to wicli consideration was given when the scanty skirt was revived. Street skirts are mostly plain with more suggestions of tunics given them by originally placed bands. The vel vet suits have the first place and af ter them come the velvet boft wools or more or less velvet effect. But those latter materials , or which rat- tine IB chief , do not wear like the more sturdy weaves. No fabric can bo made as light In weight as these wools are and still retain sturdy wearing quali ty. Nearly everything Is walking length. Only for very young girls IB the ankle length skirt seen. But this is not pretty or graceful. Some of the skirts almost touch the ground all around ami really have a kind of train nt the back , but the very narrow skirts do not allow any fulness about the fwt and the few long skirts aeon are and no longer in ono place than an other. HltlrtH are built up at the waist line by a wider band than was used a year ago. That IB to say , the top of the Bklrt Is put on top of 'tho band , mak ing the waist nn Inch shorter than It has been in the past year. The mod- urn corset makes every Roman's waist larger , and not round , for It dips to the front. The straight front Is not comfortable at first , but once the ab domen gets accustomed to being pull ed up Into the corset , the pressure Is not so bad , It may not bo good for one's health to have all this flatness and lacing on both i\bdomcn and hips ; but the designer of modes Ignores that. Evening dresses are just as low in front as they were last winter , but while they are low at the back , they are not particularly decollotto at the front. Many of the new ones employ n kind of short gulmpo of moussollnc to come half way between neck and bust , and the effect Is very refined and delicate. BIG , HATS FOR SUMMER , TOO. Huge Panamas Arriving In Advance of Hot Weather. New York , Dec. 24. If the huge Panamas that are 'coming In from the south can be trusted as prophecies of what Is going to bo worn on our heads for spring , hats are td bo big ger and moro ungainly than ever. The now scarfs of oriental silk printed In eastern patterns , which' are wide and long , are one of the indications of the size of the first outing hats of the season. But southern styles in summery garments are usually a mere shadow of winter fashions reproduced In warm weather fabilcs. Hat shapes of the winter are not so bad as everybody thought they were going to be when the fall opened. Shapes are overwhelming and In some cases eclipsing , but the modifications given to them by the milliners and the character bestowed upon them by pretty wearers mitigate their most de plorable features. And the woman of plain face , young or old , can always .find a becoming covering for her head. High crowned turbans and flat pic ture hats hobnob everywhere. Shapes show great variety seldom moro so. The fur trimmed hats are the richest and mose effective models of the sea son. All kinds of furs are employed for them raccoon , fox , skunk , seal skin and all the unnamed kinds that the fur man has produced by skill In blending. Some of the walking hats , which are mere bands of fur with crowns of velvet or tapestry , are smart and jaunty In the extreme. And a single big flower , either white or of vivid rolor , often trims them. Fur is combined with velvet of Its own shade or with a bright color , roy al blue , cerise and white being the most used contrasts with the dark pelts. The Australian opossum , which resembles chinchilla In Its gray tones , is used to match up gray costumes , and it is brightened more often than not with a touch of vivid cole < \ Those soft Tyrolean hats of plush that hood the girls' prettv heads are practical as well as coquettish. Seldom has a fad appeared thn.t was so near to com mon sense. There is nothing about the hats to spoil , whatever the weath er. They are light in weight and snug. WANTS FORTUNE. Waiter Lothario Who Ran Away With Roberta De Janon. Philadelphia. Dec. 24. By the terms of the will of the late Robert Buist , the wealthy seedmnn , Roberta B. De Janon , his grandchild who disappear ed with a hotel waiter last December and was found in Chicago , is given In trust the bulk of his estate , which is valued at about $500,000. When Fred Cohen , the waiter , heard that Miss De Janon had Inherit ed this fortune he declared the young woman still loved him and that even tually he would be her adopted fa ther. "Roberta loves me as a father , " said Cohen , "and when she comes Into her money I will be the first person she will endeavor to find. When the authorities were endeavoring to prove that I was a kidnaper and abductor and almost everything else , Roberta sent me a note saying she would stick to me. She said some day she would be an heiress and she promised that when she was she -\xould remember me. The time has come and I believe she will remember her old friend. " The Bulst will was executed on De cember G , this year , after Mr. Bulst had been stricken with his fatal Ill ness. ness.After giving $5,000 to Mrs. George Bedford , his sister , and making sev eral other small bequests , the will provides that the residue of the es tate be held In trust for Miss Do .Tan- on and that she bo given the net In come for life. In the event that Miss Do , Janon shall die without Issue the estate Is to bo turned over to the Robert Bulst company. "My purpose , " the will states , "being to benefit and reward thoieby H. C. Stable , Edward J. Flood and Albert C. Kockerberger. who have been my .falthfu . employes for many years and other than whom there Is no one I would prefer to bene fit In the event of my granddaughter dying without lawful Issue. " Miss Do Janon , whose mother is dead and whoso father IB said to re side In Now York , IB understood to bo In southern California. Big Aviation Meet at New Orleans. New Orleans , Dec. 21. The Interna tional aviation meet which began hero today at the city park race track Is the greatest attraction over offered residents and visitors of the crescent city- The blrdmon will compote for The Coming % w ELK Now York , Doc. 24. The following events art1 scheduled to take place during the coining week , beginning on Monday : Monday. General observance of Christmas , from social and secular standpoint. Hamilton Fish , jr. , captain of the Harvard varsity football eleven , starts with all-star players from Boston to Cincinnati , enronto to Memphis and Now Orleans , where special games will bo played. Soccer football game between New Vork and Pennsylvania takes place at Brooklyn , N. Y. President and Mrs. Taft will enter tain a small party of personal friends at dinner. Tuesday. Twenty-second annual exhibition of the New York Poultry , Pigeon and Pet Stock association opens at Madison Square Garden , Now York City. The American Historical association begins Its twenty-sixth annual meeting at Indianapolis , Ind. National Commercial Teachers fed eration meets at Chicago. Southern Educational association convenes at Chattanooga , Tonn. More than 2,000 members of the American Association for the Ad vancement of Science will gather at Minneapolis , Minn. , for their annual meeting. Wednesday. United States Civil Service commis sion will conduct an examination for industrial teachers to be appointed to Philippine schools. Property of the Cobalt Central Min ing company will be sold at Toronto , Canada. New York state stenographers to meet In annual session In New York. Kansas state auctioneers will gath er at Lamed , Kan. , for a two-day ses sion. Italians of Rome will observe the second anniversary of the Messina earthquake. Thursday. The 101st anniversary of the birth of William E. Gladstone will bo ob served In England. Hotel clerks of Ohio will hold their convention at Plqua. Intercollegiate association holds Its annual meeting at New York. Friday. Chilean government will receive bids for the construction of two bat tleships of 24,000 tons. American fleet ends Its visit in Brit ish waters and sails for Cuba. Saturday. International automobile show open at Grand Central Palace , Xew York. Carmi A. Thompson retires as sec retary of state of Ohio , and becomes assistant to the secretary of the Inter ior. George W. Perkins and Thomas W. Lament will retire from the banking firm of .1. P. Morgan and company , New York. Mr. Perkins , who Is re ported to have amassed a fortune of $ no,000,000 In ten years will devote his time to studying how to better the conditions between capital and labor. Ex-Senator Francis M. Cockrell of Missouri retires as a member of the inter-state commerce commission. G. S. McChord of Kentucky will succeed him. Existing agreement between Ameri can and English bankers on subject of cotton bills of lading ends. A new agreement will go Into effect. Today Is last day of filing applica tions for space at the international exposition to be held in Turin , Italy , nex year. The resignation of Dr. Charles C. Harrison , provost of the University of Pennsylvania , becomes effective. Col. John M. Banister of the medical corps , U. S. A. , retires. CHOOSEA NAME WHEN READY. Then Consult Or. Binlon's Onomas- tlcon For a Good One. New York , Dec. 24. If you are a young woman would yoU rather be called Gladys or Jemima ? Or If you are a young man would you prefer answering to Claude or Hiram ? No\v don't answer till you consult the Onomastlcon , the only complete dictionary of personal names In exist- anco according to Dr. Samuel A Bin- Ion , the author. Doctor Blnlon has at tained a reputation as an Egyptolo gist. Into this dictionary , which ho Is about to publish , ho has put the best of sixteen years' work , and the result Is an exhaustive table showing the derivation and meaning of more than ll e thousand "given" names of both men and women in more than twenty languages. If you use this dictionary you'll find that "Gladys" and "Claude" both have the unpleasant meaning of "lame , " whereas "Jemima" translates "bright as the day , " and the prosaic "Hiram" Is dollned ns "Noblo and exalted. " "A name IB ono of the strongest In fluences on a life , " said Doctor Blnlon. "Tho proverb , 'give a dog a bad name and hang him , ' almost is literally true. The Egyptians , the Jews all the wise old people believed firmly In the pow er of a nnmo for good or evil over Its bearer. Frequently the JQWB , If a man was exceedingly 111 , would change his name In the tcinplo. When wo mod erns learn the real science of names wo shall no moro give to our children these with weak or falao meanings than wo now christen them 'liar' or 'thief or 'scarecrow' "Of course , " Doctor Blnlon added "a man may bo named Angola and yet bo said to bo a devil because of wrong sort of tangible Ideal , a continual prompter to high things. "For Instance , 'Abraham' means 'father of a great multitude. ' Could thcio be a better description of our | huio , Abraham Lincoln ? 'lllclard' | means 'rich heart * and history tulls us that Ulchaid the Lion Heart if England was beloved for such a qual ity. I read an account of a boy , Charles , who was described as 'the worst boy' of his town. 'Chnilos' means 'supreniust. ' If that boy had not been the worst In town he proba bly 'would have been the best. "Ono result of my work Is my be lief that children should choose their own names. For purposes of con venient distinction they might bo called by numbers in their childhood ; then when they have arrived at years of discretion they should have the chance to choose their names as they cheese their occupations. 'Ke/.lvali is a beautiful nnmo for a woman. It means 'divine love. ' I approve of 'Theophilus' and Modedlah * for men. Each may be translated as 'beloved of God. ' " Other common names and their meaning according to the doctor are : Women Agnes , pure ; Amy , be loved ; Arabella , beautiful ; Beatrice , blessed ; Blanche , white ; Christine , anointed ; Clara , clear ; Constance , firm ; Dorothea , gift of God ; Edith , happiness ; Ethel , noble ; Eleanor , light ; Emily , work ; Evelyn , pleasant ; Florence , flower : Gertrude , spear maiden ; Helen'bright as the sun ; Katherlne , pure ; Louise , renowned warrior ; Margaret , pearl ; Mildred , mild commander ; Rosamond , famous protection ; Sarah , princess ; Winifred , friend of peace. Men Albert , noble and bright ; Alexander , helper of man ; Benjamin , trustworthy ; Daniel dlvlno judge ; David , beloved ; Donald , haughty chief ; Edward , wealthy ; Ferdinand , daring warrior ; Frederick , peaceful ruler ; George , farmer ; Gilbert , brilliant , cau tious ; Henry , ilch lord ; Herbert , bright soldier ; James , mipplanter ; John , graced by God ; Leonard , lion strong ; Nathaniel , gift of God ; Philip , lover of horses ; Reginald , Intelligent ruler ; Robert , biilliant. famous ; Steph en , crown ; Samuel , asked of God ; William , helmet of resolution. PUT SOCIALISM TO WORK. Milwaukee's Council Grants Free Wa ter to Laundresses. Milwaukee. Due. 24. Victor L. Berger - ger , alderman at largo and social con gressman-elect , was defeated by the socialist contingent In the city council when he opposed a measure which the city attorney had declared unconsti tutional. The measure was one to allow wash erwomen to use city water free of charge. The socialist city attorney has declared the measure unconstitu tional , but the socialists desired to pass it any way and did so despite the objections of Bergor. The council adopted seventeen reso lutions asking for the passage by the legislature of that number of special Milwaukee bills allowing the city to engage in various enterprises at pres ent barred by law. The socialists , among other requests , ask authority to erect municipal hospitals , Ice plants and packing houses , to conduct any public utility and , in general. , to have complete home rule granted Milwau kee Instead of the city being forced to ask legislative approval of every innovation proposed. DEATH PROPHECY KILLS HIM. A Polish Judge the Victim of Auto- Suggestion. Warsaw , Poland , Dec. 24. Every circumstance preceding and attending the sudden death of Judge Fabrlcius of the civil court of this city seems to prove that auto-suggestion caused or hurried his death. Most prlsoneVs arraigned before Judge Fabricius have been political offenders. He was a learned judge , but , fond of the study of occult science was easily impressed by the myster ious and s.iw significance In every sign and portent. A certain barrister here has the reputation of possessing a wonderful power of seeing into the fu ture. "What do you think of the Uoymont case ? " Judge Fabricius asked this bar rister. Reymont , a widely known Polish novelist , had been arrested and ac cused of publishing a short story criti cising the Russian government. "I have not given much thought to Reymont , " the barrister replied , "but I know one thing the Judge who tries Ueymont will die suddenly. " This was months ago. Recently Roymont's case was put down for trial before Judge Fabricius , whom the bar rister's prophecy had impressed deep ly. Vainly the judge tried to have the trial postponed or one of his col leagues to sit in his stead. As a last resort he asked to be transferred to another court. H was useless ; Rey mont was arraigned before him nine days ago. The judge passed the whole day on the bench , arrived homo at 0 o'clock and sat down in his study to write a letter. An hour Inter a servant enter ed to toll him dinner was servdd ; Judge Fabricius was dead. Heart dis ease was given as the cause , though the doctors admitted there was no or- ganlc disease. FAT MEAT PALLED ON A BRIDE. So W. T. Martin's Mail Order Wife Up and Left Him. New York , Dec. 24. The bride whom he met and married through a "correspondence school of love , " has left him and W. T. Martin of Pomona , Calif. , has asked old friends of her In Patterson , N J. . to find some trace of her. Martin is CO years old , Their honey- she was gone. A note told why. It said she was tired of living as pigs did In thulr pens and that who could not Hvo upon bread , jelly and fat moat , which , she said , had been tho' princi pal at tides of the honeymoon diet. USED A TITLE TO DEFRAUD. An American Duchess Lost $200,000 In a Confidence Game. Tours , France , Dec. 21. The trial of the self-styled "Count" and "Count ess" do Gatlgny , who are charged with having swindled the Duchess do Choi- soul , an American , out of $200,000 In the sale of spurious paintings , open ed before Judge Roberts In the cor rectional court today. The complainant was the widow of Charles Hamilton Palno of Boston. She recently wan married to the Duke do Cholseul , whoso mother was Mary Forbes , daughter of Malcolm Forbes of Boston. In addition to the principal allega tion Do Gntlgny Is accused of stealing a sum of money from the pocketbook of the duchess while she was in Vien na. na.Tho The case attracted a largo and fash ionable ciowd , as the public is In tensely Interested In the fate of the two who lived so luxuriously In the Chateau do la Tour. Mine. d'Aulby , an attractive woman , was gowned in blue velvet and wore a large bunch of violets. She sat bo- Hide her husband. On a desk lay the uniform and sword of "Tho Order of Mulusino , " In which d'Aulby as grand master conferred decorations. Being questioned d'Aulby said he was the son of an English musician. Ills wife was Francesco Lunt and was born in Boston in 18G9. At this juncture M. Stnrel , on behalf of the duchess , requested the with drawal from the dossier of his cli ent's personal letters. M. Bernard ob jected , suggesting that the duchess feared revelations that might be mode in these letters. Count D'Aulby do Gatigny's real name is John Daulby. He Is the son of an English tailor and was an art student in London and Paris before he went into the profitable business of relieving rich Americans of surplus money in return for bogus "old mas ters" and other "works of art. " The "count" is said to have been al lied with a swindling syndicate which made a regular business of selling an tiques to Americans. It Included some real French nobles , it Is said , who were down on their luck. De Gatigny married an American girl fifteen years ago in Boston. She was Miss Francesca Lunt , daughter of George Lunt , who was at one time edi tor of the Boston Courier. She is now being tried with Gatigny. The Gatlgnys had a chateau on the outskirts of Tours and posed as mem bers of the nobility. They are accused of having begun to sell "works of art" to the Duchess do Cholseul about eight years ago. The duchess was at that time Mrs. Charles Paine , the wife of a successful copper speculator. When Paine made a comfortable fortune he and his wife went to live in Paris , and they wanted to buy art the price inade no difference so long as it was the real thing in art. 1 De Gatigny and his wife , it is charged , reluctantly consented to sell some near-old masters from their cas tle at Tours , and before Mrs. Paine finally woke up to the fact that she was being swindled , $200,000 of American copper winnings had found its way to the pockets of the thrifty "count" and his wife. The duchess brought charges against De Gatigny and his wife last spring. A DARE FOR THE BIRD MEN. The Grand Canon in Arizona Waiting to be Conquered. Topeka , Dec. 24V A flight by birdmen - men over the Grand Canon of the Col orado river in Arizona Is to he an event of the near future If the Atchl- son , Topeka & Santa Fe road can ar range It. Already the company has been in communication with the own ers of the Bleriot-Farman aeroplane , | and it is expected that this company will send a man to the canon to in vestigate conditions there. The aeroplane men are not at all confident that such n flight Is prac ticable because of the probable suc tion when over the "ditch. " The Grand Canyon Is 7,000 feet above the sea level and from the rim to the Colora do river , the lowest part of the can yon , is 5,000 feet. It is about thirteen miles across where the flight will be made. The air men say that they must first ascend 2,000 feet above the ground before hovering over the canyon to a\old the chance of suction from be low. If this is done the machines would then bo about 0,000 feet above the sea , about as high as any of them has yet gone. Tebts will bo made at the canyon by sending up small balloons to ascer tain the amount of suction. If It Is found that this suction Is not as great as is now believed it Is probable that arrangements for a Grand Canyon aeroplane meet will soon be made. Chicago Firms Generous. Chicago , Dec. 24. Several of the large financial Institutions and com mercial firms distributed largo Christ mas prizes to their employes this year. Some took the form of a salary In crease , whllo others were In profit sharing stock certificates. Lean Christmas for Wall Street. New York , Dec , 24. With the ex ception of n few of the banks and trust companies and the largo private bank ing firms , the employes of Wall street firms will have a lean Christmas this year The majority of the stock ex change firms have not had largo pro- stock exchange raised last year $11 , 000 for Its employes , but the ninounl this year IB far below that llguro. Tin Htccl trust usually distributes a benne at this time , and will follow Its cim torn this year , so will the Standard Oil company and the Central Trust com pany. The Salvation Army and other char liable Institutions have had an unnsu ally largo number of appllcatloiiR foi assistance this year. About 25.00C free dinners will be distributed. Wlnncr'n First Fire. Winner Journal : Wlnnor'o first lire occurred on Monthly at 4 o'clock a in. , when Bon Dearlngor's building m Second street was burned to the ground. It was a double building , out ! part being used for the moat market and the other part as living rooms Ivor Johnson , who Is employed by Mr , Dearlngcr , woke up shortly before 4 , and discovered that the roof of the addition was nil ablaze. Ho awoke Mr. and Mrs. Doarlngor , and rhoy BOJII discovered that it was useless to try to extinguish the fire and began car rying out the furniture , all of which was saved with the exception of a steel range. They were unable to save anything from the meat market. The origin of the lire is a mystery , but It Is thought to have been started from n box of matches , which was on tlie shelf near the chimney. The wind was In the south at the time of the lire , which was very fortunate , for If It had boon In any other direc tion , there would have been n differ ent story to tell. Wo understand that Mr. Dearinger had about $400 dollars lars insurance on the building , and that ho will rob illd at once. Death of Judge Weaver. Sioux City , Dec. 2C. Judge J. N. Weaver , well known In legal affairs of Sioux City and northwestern Iowa , died here of Illness due to a general breakdown. Ho was GG years old and resident of Sioux City for twenty-six years. Ho presided over the eleventh judicial district for ten years. A CHRISTMAS TRAGEDY. Two Children Dead as Result of Ex plosion Near Christmas Tree. Seattle , Dec. 2G. Preparations for Christinas at the homo of Daniel O'Connor , a mall earner , en led In : i fire which cost the lives of Ills chil dren , Bert aged G months , and Donald , 15 years old , seriously injured four persons and destroyed the O'Connor home. The injured are : Mr. and Mrs. O'Connor , Owen Peterson , Mrs. O'Con nor's brother-in-law , and Patrolman Scott White all of whom were badly burned while trying to save the chil dren. The elder people were up late pre paring the children's Christmas trt-o and when they retired they left a lamp burning which exploded. ARE STATE ISSUES. Reappolntment and Redlstrlcting Are Questions in Legislature. Pierre , S. D. , Dec. 2G. The twelfth legislature of South Dakota , which will convene at noon on January 3 , 1911 , will bo very strongly republican. Of course the senate will be pieslded over by the lieutenant governor. Lieu tenant Governor Byrne has had long legislative service , having been a member of the first state legislature and the last two senates. The reappointment of representa tive and senators , following the new census. Is likely to cnnso the most Interesting fight of the session. , The present house Includes 104 members and the senate 45. The constitutional limit for the two houses is 135 and 45 respectively. The senate has reached Its limit , having 45 members , and the ledistrlbutlon will cut off some of the eastern counties and transfer the rep resentation to some of the new coun ties west of the Missouri. Such reap- portlonment would demand that the counties east of the river give up about five senators to those of the other side. The hall of representa tives can only comfortably seat 90 members and on such a basis the west side will get 22. It is likely that no county will give up any part of , Its representation without a fight. The 1910 census will also give to the state a now congressman. This will cause a districting of the state. Governor Vessey and Congressman Martin are favorable to a proposition to Include the region west of the Mis souri in ono district , and on the east side , to extend the line between Brook- ings and Moody counties to the river , and create a now district to the north and south of this lino. DR. COOK RAPS RASMUSSEN. Says Danish Explorer Stoops to Depths of a Muckraker. New York , Doc. 20. By Implica tion accusing Knud Rasmusscn , the Danish explorer , of "stooping to the depths of a literary muckraker to got public attention , " Dr. Frederick A. Cook , the Brooklyn explorer , gave out a reply to Rasmusscn's recent attack on him ( Cook ) which was published on November 9 last. In his defense of his own narrative of arctic exploration , Dr. Cook says that by Rnsimissctfd methods of In vestigating Robert E. Peary could with equal case ho discredited , but de clares that ho "will take Mr. Peary's work In preference to either that of Rasmussen or the Eskimos In the mat ter of his own accomplishments. " Rasmusscn's reason to bo hostile to him , the Brooklyn explorer finds In a snub which ho was compelled to ad minister to the Dane In 1907 , when the yacht Bradley arrived In North Star bay. Rasmusson came aboard , ho says , dressed in old , greasy furs and executing a strong stench of train oil. Ho and the Dane became "chummy" OLD GOLDEN COFFEE "tested by taste. " Nothing tickles the palatu like a cup of HOCK ! OKI Goltlen Coffee. You can't imagine its delightful flavor till you've tricil it. /If / Grocers 30c a pound TONE BROS. . DES MQIHES. IOWA. Millers of ttit famous Tone Blot. Sp'cci ' , ner. " Bradley , ho sayu , replied : "No , for God's sake , no. 1 will got seasick from that odor. " The result was , Dr. Cook Bays , that he asked the captain to take the Dane to his mess and Rnsmusson had good reason to take this treatment us a snub. "In 1909 , " says the statement , "Rna- mussen saw relatives and friends ot the Eskimo boys who had been with mo and from them gathered Informa tion which convinced him that I had been to pie pole. Ho has no other In formation now , but , for reasons best known to himself , ho comes to an op posite opinion. " HOW RATTLERS ARE KILLED. Experience of a Family Between Buttt and Valentine. Butte Gazette : If you are enroute from Dallas to Valentine , Neb. , by way ol the Dog Ear Inke ; and have passed Cleat-Held and ridden through the roll ing country , you reach the summit ol" the ildge that divides the sand hills from the valley beyond , you instinct ively draw n rein and loolt at the val ley before you , and as you turn your graze toward the northwest and view the Crogles hills , and the long stretch of valley reaching to the northwest , your attention will be drawn to two great mounds straight west of you with their stone-clad peaks. These are the Dorian buttes and as your eyes wander to the southwest across the sloping plain they behold the Dorian \alloy , and you take closer look you see at the foot of the slope a mlle away , stands two farm houses. The first Is the home of our worthy black smith , Tony Bolen. The next , a square cottage situated on a little ris ing ground , is the home of Chris Lar son , n thrifty Danish filmier who came hero from Wakefleld , Neb. , where he had lived for some time em ployed as section boss. Being one of the lucky ones In the low numbers he was first to enter the- valley and took his claim at the low er end of the- southwest slope , which is covered with n prairie dog town. Here , during the winter , Mr. Larson moved with Ills family , consisting of his wife and two children , Jennie aged 1(1 ( , and Ray , aged 12. The children In early spring retained the prairies in search of wild ( lowers , and as spring advanced were drawn to the dog town by the antics of their little neighbors , but were soon horri fied by the creeping reptiles that seemed to be present everywhere , giv ing the children quite u scare and causing their parents no little anxiety on account of the snakes. About this time the lady who drew the claim north of Larson's came to the valley to make settlement , and drove Into the Larson place , and was welcomed with a rousing dinner. Their fears were somewhat allayed when she told them how she had once before gene on a new place further east in Nebraska , where she had se lected land In a dog town , and further related how they annihilated both dogs and snakes by the use of a poison and always carrying a good stout ash stick with them whenever they went Into the fields , and they took courage when she told them that in two > oars theer were no dogs or snakes to be found about their place. So every day through the summer you might see the children with the clubs waging war against the rattlers with no small success. They had n spear like a fish jig , and with that they brought them forth from the holes In the fall when the chill winds blew and the snakes that had crawled out on the surrounding prairie return ed to winter quarters again. The chil dren would get from five to twenty n day , and some days even more , and one week In October they got over n hundred snake * , most of them from twelve to twenty Inches long with from two to four rattles. One day whllo Jennie was engaged In killing four of the smaller ones that wore In the mouth of a hole she heard n rattling , and supposing there was nn older one further down In the hole , was tryIng - Ing to twist him out , when Ray yelled , "Look out Jennie , hero ho comes , " and on turning around saw within ten feet of her n monster with his head raised a foot or moro In the air , and making straight for her , but with ono hard sweep of her spear she down ed the snake and when they skinned him ho proved to bo an old ono with many n scar , and having lost part of his ratios. Ills ago could not bo de termined , but when ho assayed to do our llttlo Danish maldrm ho lost bin commission , and loft his hide on ox hlbltlon nt the Gazette ofllco In Quito.