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Till- : NORFOLK WKKKLY NUWS-JOUKNAL. FRIDAY. JANUARY 20. 1011.
Home Course In
II. Pure Water In the
Ry EU.GKNE L. FISK , M. D.
Copytlnht. 1910 , by American Press
n certain ponderous volume
IN tilioiu the sl/e of Webster's 1'n
abridged iippoar the mimes and
descriptions of the drugs used In
mrdlcnl practice. This book Is oulled
the United Slates Pharmacopoeia. A
movement Is now undur way among
progressive nicdlcnl men and pharma
cists to reduce ( lie size of the volume
by discarding all wit the most potent
and useful drugs In each dims of rem
It Is safe to Hay that If fresh nlr
n nil pine unlcr could be secured in
TIU : oiu > OAKIW nuoicr.r.
[ This familiar scene on the farm Is po-
ttc. but KOI ins niu no icspecters of
poetry or poisons. ]
every home In other words , if Dame
Nature's pharmacopoeia were thor
oughly utlli/.ed throughout the land the
present formidable United States Phar
macopoeia mid the equally cumbersome
British Pharmacopoeia , would ( hid a
place on the top shelf and be succeed
ed by small , modest volumes that one
could carry In the vest pocket.
Value of Drugs.
This Is not to sny that drops are
useless. No one who lias practiced
medicine and seen the "prim reaper"
foiled and driven oil' by the skillful use
of potent drugs can truthfully deny
their enormous value to humanity
when widely employed. Hut the key
note of modern medicine Is "preven
tion rather than cure. "
It Is a splendid thing to drag a man
back from the Jaws of death by relax
ing the strained arteries with nltro-
glycerin or steadying the weakened I
and falling heart with strophanthus or
digitalis , but It is a far bigger and I
better thing so to advise and guide
your patient In his daily life that be
shall retain a sound heart and elastic
arteries until a ripe old age and never
need your "heroic remedies. "
Conceding that water Is one of the
great necessities of life and a powerful I
agent for good or III. a few moments'
attention to Its constitution and quali
ties are wortli while.
Water is a compound of two atoms
of hydrogen with one atom of oxygen ,
indicated by the formula HO. This
is not a mere mixture of gases , as In
the case of air , but n definite chemical
Distilled water Is , of course , chemi
cally pure , but it is rather flat and
unpalatable. It has been claimed that
distilled water is not a healthy bev-
ernge owing to Its great solvent prop
erties , but Its use among large tiodles
of men hi the navy without HI effect
-would Indicate that this belief Is
groundless. Possibly the drinking of
Tery large quantities of distilled water
might Impoverish the system , but as
between distilled water and Impure
water contaminated by disease germs
tbere should be no hesitancy iu choos
ing the former.
The principal diseases that are trans
mitted by water are typhoid fever ,
cholera , diarrhea and dysentery. All
these diseases are absolutely unneces
sary and preventable. If n fraction of
the time , money and thought that is
expended In windy politics and so
called statesmanship were exerted In
behalf of pure air and pure water ,
many of our social and political evils
would disappear simultaneously with
the stamping out of preventable dis
How to Get Pur * Wntar.
One golden maxim we can always
keep In wind for our protection against
water borne disease : "When In doubt ,
Boiled water Is flat and unpalatable ,
but It Is better than a sparkling germ
laden conveyer of disease. But an ef
fort should always be mode to secure
a source of pure water supply and
keep It pure.
The appearance of typhoid fever
should call for rigid Investigation.
It Is not enough for water to be pure
at Its source : a rigid police system
should be maintained to prevent con
tamination from sewage within n wldo
range of territory adjacent to reser
voir , river r lake from which the wa
ter Is obtained. A proper filtration
plant Is also advisable , and hcto expert
advice and engineering skill will prove
cheap In the long run.
On farms and places disconnected
from a general water supply the mnt-
tcr Is under the Immediate control of
If one cannot nfford nn artesian well ,
at least n deep well should be sunk
and rigid precaution taken against con
tamlnatlon from household sewage
The most horrible and uncivilized con
dltlon that can possibly exist Is a Him !
low surface well or spring adjacent tea
a shallow surface u wagc vault.
No community should permit such a
comblnntlon to exist , and the Individ
tint who exposes Ills family to such
risks assumes a terrible responsibility.
The distance which n sewage vault
may be located from a well without
risk Is theoretically sixty feet. AH a
matter of fact , the combination Is al
ways dangerous , no matter what ( lie
llstancc maintained , as the surface
water may carry the bacteria of dis
ease to a considerable distance. The
best plan Is to have a deep well Ihor-
Highly protected wlthlu a radius of
several feet by a cement platform , so
hat surface water from the dooryard
cannot pollute it. The earth closet
should be used Instead of the pestif
erous sewage vault , or If the latter
evil Is permitted It should be as dis
tant from the well as possible on n
ewer level and drain away from It.
J'he liberal use of dry earth and chlo
ride of lime may prevent sickness and
suft'erlnp. not to speak of heavy finan
The Ideal System.
A far better plan Is to Install a "sur
face Irrigation" system. These sys
terns devised by the late Colonel War-
Ing of New York provide for n dis
posal of the house waste and sewage
through a house drain to n tank or
reservoir , which automatically empties
Its accumulated contents by slphouage
into a scries of pipes , which distribute
the material directly on the surface
of the soil In some field sloping away
from the house. An area of one-tenth
of an acre will receive and cnro for the
waste of a household of twelve per
sons. This waste when delivered to
the field Is an Inoffensive milky mix
ture , which the bacterial and chemical
agencies in the surface soil soon dis
pose of if a proper Interval is allowed.
The cesspool , like all devices that
accumulate sewage and allow It to
decompose , may be a focus of disease
distribution. It is far inferior to the
above described system.
All wells should be screened , pre
venting contamination by tiles , mos
quitoes , etc.
If good well water cannot be ob
tained the rainwater may be filtered
and collected in a cistern. Cistern
water is not very palatable , but it can
be kept pure and tends to purify itself
Ilainwaler is soft and , like nil soft
waters , readily dissolves lead. It
should not be stored In metal re
ceptacles , therefore , or run through
What to Do With Pure Water.
Pure water having been obtained , the
question arises. How shall we use it ?
Inasmuch as about 70 per cent of the
body weight Is made up of water , no
argument is necessary to show that a
certain dally supply Is necessary if
the body weight Is to Tie maintained.
About one-half of the solid food we
eat is composed of water , but It Is
estimated that , in addition , the average
man requires about two and one-half
pints , or three tumblerfuls , dally.
A great deal of nonsense is written ,
regarding the amount of water that t
should be taken dally , the amount
suggested running up Into the gallons.
No doubt some people do not drink
enough water , especially between
meals , but the taking of vast quanti
ties of water may work serious Injury
by overtaxing the heart and circula
tion and causing an overaction of the
kidneys. Dilation of the stomach may
also result from ovcrdlstentlon with
fluid. It Is believed that some of the
TWO EXAMPLES OF WJCfcLS.
[ A shows n well arranged so that surface
water and ( terms are kept out by the
cement extension outside the walls ; B
shows a well unprotected , allowing sur
face water to run In and carry cenns
from tbe soil. I
evils of beer drinking are due , to the
excessive amount of fluid imbibed as
well as to the alcohol.
There Is no question , however , that
water Is a good elimlnant and that
taken between meals in moderate
quantities It tends to purify the sys
tem. A very active elimination can be-
maintained by drinking frequently
small quantities of water and thus
avoiding the dangers of flooding the
system. This is especially Important
In cases of kidney trouble and heart
trouble , accompanied by dropsy , as It t
Is advisable to keep up the action of
the kidneys and also carry off waste
products from ttie bowels without
overiuxlng the heart.
Water at Meal * .
Ice water at meals Is Injurious , as It
tends to check the digestive function :
also the Ice Is liable to be contami
nated and infect pure drinking water. '
A certain amount of water at meals is
desirable , but It should be cool and notIce
Ice cold. Hot water has many ad-
rocnjtes , but It must be used with ,
caution. It Is of most service where
there Is a gouty tendency. A glassful
taken In the morning and before re
tiring IS HI'1" ' ' " 'If
Answer some real estate ads edu
cating yourself up to the mlnuto
before closing any sort of real estate
The store that pays a lot of money
for space in which to say something
to you must believe that what it says
is important to you.
Try The News Want-ad column.
The Well Dressed
Now York , Jan. 14 The road to
fashion has many by-paths. One might
even compare the modes to u tree
with many well- grown branches , with
younger sprouts shooting out nil the
time. The youngest might be called
mid-Benson modes , for those styles
have grown to ho n fixed feature ) . Do-
tweeii-scason frocks arc now ; no long
er are they made ovors , designed to
piece out the weeks In which one must
appear well dressed between the sea
son that Is waning to Its evening and
the one whoso dawn has not yet ap
The height of the winter season always -
ways finds the evening gown in its
greatest glory. In those the tunic iu
all its forms Is shown , and the favor
ite fabrics for Its development are
chiffon , tulle and silk mousBollne- ,
broldored with anything that will
make them look rich and elegant ,
from mercerized cotton to strands of
pearls. Hand painted chiffon is also
coming Into great favor again , if in
deed it has ever gone out. Its costll
ness keeps It among the things to be
admired but not achieved by the wo
man with n short pocketbook.
Quite n charming frock in hand
painted chiffon Is decorated with pink
loses , the design running around the
skirt above a baud of light blue satin
and through the middle of a tissue
drapery bordered on each side by soft
lace. The girdle Is of blue satin and
the surplice point is filled to the neck ,
which Is cut to Dutch depth , by n tuck
er of white tulle nnd lace.
Satin cloth nnd chiffon make anoth
er attractive combination. In a pale
blue satin cloth the model Is cut in
one piece nnd draped with n tunic of
chiffon embroidered in silver. Notli
ing could be simpler than the arrange
ment of the tunic , whose cleverness
consists cliiofly in the way It Is draped
up to the bust at the side under a
largo buckle of soft satin and tur
quoises set In German silver. The
decollotage Is outlined with black
which supplies a note of very slmrr ,
The liking for one sided bodices is.
shown in frocks for women of all
ages , though designed primarily for
the butnnto. A servicenbly crepe me
teor had one side of its short waisted
bodice entiiely of lace , short sleeve
and all , while the right side of the
bodice was of the crepe draped soft
ly across to the left front of the gir
dle and bordered by iv narrow line of
skunk , which later In the season will
be leplaced by ribbon , ribbon velvet ,
satin or lace applique. The skirt , full
ed a little , Is quite plain , save for a
narrow line of the dark fur at the
top of a deep hem.
One might go on Indefinitely witli
descriptions of the ravishing little
froelts and elaborate evening gowns
that debutantes and matrons are
wearhig. Eacli is more charming than
tlrn other. Over filmy frocks are worn
the loveliest imaginable little empire
casaquins of silk. There was a full ,
but clinging skirt of sheerest white
chiffon , with a band of blue taffetas
below a wide band of lace , which is
headed by a band of rncoco roses.
The waist line is very light and a
loose little casaqulu of the clel blue
taffetas forms the bodice. Its low ,
round neck Is filled in to modest
height by 1nce. The short kimono
sleeves are untrhnmed , but lined with
white chiffon , which shows where they
fall away loosely from the arms. A
line of roses defines the waist , and
the casaquin extends below them in a
narrow frill. Anything quainter and
more girlish it would be difficult to
Mid-season coats are interesting be
cause they show signs of a revival of
short wnltfted effects for general day
wear. There is not quite ns much of
the' empire suggestion as formerly ,
but the lift above the normal Is enough
to Justify the statement that coutour-
iers are giving a great deal of thought
end attention to the question of waist
line In the modes to come. Meltons
and satin faced broadcloths are going
to be worn for spring , and mrfny designs
signs are already making their ap
pearance at the winter resorts , whoso
season seems to be beginning well.
The velvet coat nnd skirt costume
with blouse to match and with smart
separate blouses for less formal wear
is extremely useful , and the velveteen
and corduroy suits when well made
r.ro very good looking. Some of the
best corduroys are absolutely plain ,
save for big collars of fur , and one
sees the plain velvets or velveteens ,
though braid or satin usually trims
the most modish suits In these ma
Practical frocks of tweeds and
homespuns trimmed with braid and
supplied with dainty yokes of linen or
silk are among the things supplied
for the well dressed matron who Is
in need of something for morning use.
Sometimes these are made in one
piece , but the models with bodice and
skirt built separately , then Joined with
n girdle that makes them appear as
one are natty.
With a modish and handsome blouse
a coat and skirt costume of any of
the smart materials is dressy enough
for any daytime wear , and for informal
mal restaurant or theater wear in the
evening ; while for ordinary street or
visiting purposes a simpler blouse is
satisfactory and will save the more
expensive one. As a rule , however ,
the blouse of today is not what people
ple once understood by a separate
blouse. It must match the costume or
at least harmonize with it BO admir
ably that it seems an integral part of
it AH of which does not mean that
the suit or material or trimming must
enter Into the composition of the
blouse , though this arrangement Is
popular and where the three pieces
art turned out by one maker one In
likely to find this note.
Hroiulclotli In light tones Is used
to both afternoon and evening coats ,
lint like everything else Is apt to ally
Itself with U'lvct nnd fur. Some very
pretty youthful evening coats of broad
cloth art1 made In the exquisite no\v
lose i oils with big collars and cuffs of
Kkunk or of white fox. There are
rumors that these furs will be re
placed by marabout and ostrich f en t li
ars In spring coats ,
Cachmlrc stuffs , having the appear
ance of resurrections of the once be
loved cadi in Ire ohnwls Imvo achieved
a remarkable vogue In Paris this sea
son , being made Into the most delight
ful evening coats. Usually they are
relieved by black velvet used in con
siderable quantity. Black satin is n
favorite and practical material for the
general utility evening coat , nnd it
would be hard to find anything more
serviceable and chic for the uses to
which . the average woman must put
her evening coat. DoHcato lined vel
vets and satins , costly and perishable
stuff's arc all very well In one's prl-
\ate carriage or limousine and for
tic ! woman who does not need to
lengthen out the term of service of
her clothes ; but whim one must go
to one's evening functions In n street
car or even in a hired cab , and must
I'-ake an evening coat do for all sorts
of evening wear nnd for more than
one Reason , black satin Is as good a
material as ujic can choose.
These black coats are usually lined
\\ltli whlto and have big , floppy col
lars of patln and no trimming save
handsome fastenings and ornaments
of silk cord.
Mrs. Vanderbllt Gave a Dance
New York , Jan. 14. Mrs.
Vnndcrhllt , the dowager of the family ,
gave n dance last night at her resi
dence , 1 West Fifty-seventh street , for
which 375 Invitations were Issued.
The guests were asked for 10:150. : The
cotillon , led by Worthington White-
house and Mrs. Reginald C. Vander-
bill , was danced after the supper at
The favors Included dlreclolre
scan's for the girls and canes for the'
men , Louis XVI baskets in pink and'
gold for the girls and oriental pipes'
for their partners and scarlet lea'her' '
The most picturesque figure , ar
ranged by Mrs. Collins , was the lihan-
. tecler , in which long black , blue and
, other colored sticks topped by gorgeously -
' geously colored feathers , were carried.
There was little floral decoration in
he house except in the dining hall ,
vliore American Beauty roses In tall
vases and baskets of orchids were'
ised. Nahnn Franko's orchestra furnished -
nished the music for the dancing ,
ivhlch was general until supper was
WANT THIS BABY GIRL ?
She's Offered to Some Person Want
ing to Adopt Her Majesty.
Who wants to adopt a baby girl ?
There's a want in The News today ,
jffcring a little daughter to any per
son who wants her. It's a safe bet ,
oo , that she'll find a home. Babies
that advertise in The Newt , want col-
.imns usually do find homes , you
Send a letter to postofliee box 41 ! if
vou want a chance.
13 Bills on Friday , 13th.
Lincoln , Jan. 13. Special to The
News : A resolution favoring San
Francisco as the logical point for the
iroposed Panama canal exposition was
ntroduced into the house tills morn
ing by W. A. Prince of Hall county
ind In the senate by Senator Tibbets.
The resolution was laid over under
the rules to be taken up next week.
To Get Free Postage Stamps.
Although the usual custom of fur
nishing stamps to members of the
house , aggregating an amount of $900
during the session , had been once def
initely abandoned this year , it was tak
en up again this morning and success
fully carried through. Twenty-one re
publicans and thirteen democrats voted
ed against the measure and it was car
ried by an overwhelming vote.
To Audit State Accounts.
Prince of Hall introduced a resolu
tion to have a committee of five con
sult with the state auditor and treas
urer and devise a system of auditing
for all state accounts.
Thirteen Bills In Senate.
In spite of the ominous fact that it
was Friday , the 13th , thirteen bills
were Introduced into the senate. A
few more were put on second reading
and adjournment was taken to 3
MAKE IT HARDER TO MARRY.
And Divorce Should be Easy , a New
York Committee Says.
Now York , Jan. 14.- The New York
Society of Medical Jurisprudence IB
making a study of the divorce law
In this country. It is likely its recom
mendations wi'l ' be for amendments
making divorce easier and marriage
more difficult , If a report submitted to
it by Judge Alfred A. Ommon Is adopt
The report characterizes the pres
ent marriage law of New York state
as a disgrace to civilization , "in that
it qulto falls to specify any restric
tion , ns to the physical , mental and
moral state of the parties to the mar
riage contract , with the result that
the prisons , sanitariums and asylums
are crowded with living examples of
the pernicious workings of the law. "
The report continues :
"Tho proper way to mitigate the
evils of divorce is to mitigate the
evils of our marriage laws. Under
proper marriage laws divorce would
not be the serious problem It is today.
"Thero should bo legislation provid
ing for the publication of Intent to
marry eight days before the date of
marriage , during which anyone who
objected and could show Just grounds
of Impediment to such marriage might
do BO. These grounds to bo habitual
drunkenness of either party to the
proposed marriage , tuberculosis or
any mental or communicable physical
disease. Upon filing of such objec
tions , the supreme court should pass
upon the truth or falsity of the
charges , nnd If true should prevent th
"In the matter of divorce laws , more
sociology and loss theology Is need
ed. To the one statutory ground for
divorce In this state there should bo
added as grounds : Cruelty and Inhu
man treatment ; desertion and habit
unl ( Irunkouiieaa. "
Rob Farmer Near Crelghton.
lloyal , Neb. , Jan. 14. Special to
The News : John Haft , living north of
heic , was held and robbed Thursday
while going to Crelghton with a load
of corn. The hold-up occurred about
Hcvt'ii miles west of Crelghton. There
were two robbers , strangers to Huff.
They secured $150 and a watch.
Mr. Unit was driving along when
the men asked for n ride. They got In ,
pulled him over back of the scat and
gagged him with a handkerchief.
Then ouo rifled his pockets.
After this they Jumped out , gave the
horses n hit and the team ran n half
mile , dragging the reins , before Huff
could stop them. The .sheriff was
put on' the trail but lias not captured
Commission Plan for Galesburg.
Gnlesburg , III. , Jan. 14. Petitions
will bo filed today with the county
Judge asking for an election in Gnles
burg on the commission form of gov
Corrected Census Figures.
Washington , Jan. 14. Corrected fig
ures announced by the census bureau
today give the population of Cincin
nati as 303,591 instead of 3G4.4G3 , as
given out some time ago , and the pop
ulatlon of Columbus , O. , as 131,511 In
stead of 181.54S.
Hoijrefe in Own Behalf.
Wiiync , Neb. , Jan. 14. Special to
The News : Henry Hogrefe , the Al-
tona blacksmith charged with murder
' ing Ills wife , was put on the stand in
, liis'own behalf this morning at ! )
o'clock. Ho confessed that ho hart
.been guilty of impropriety with his
niece , the now Mrs. Matz , but denied
that he told her he would poison his
wife or that he would marry the
Hogrefo said his wife had complain
ed of feeling III all week and that
Friday morning she arose a half hour
earlier than he did , went outdoors and
came back , calling him. Ho wont
about his work at the barn and when
lie returned she was feeling ill. Mrs.
Bergt , a neighbor , was called and at
7 o'clock his wife died.
Wayne. , Neb. , Jan. 14. Special to
The News : The testimony of Mrs.
Amelia Matz , formerly Amelia Mose-
man , who testified in the district court
to improper relations with Henry
Ilogrefe , on trial charged with the
murder of his wife , alleging that lie
wanted to marry her and threatened
tcr poison his wife , was concluded
phortly after noon. The character of
the evidence given by Mrs. Matz
caused the few women present at the
beginning of her testimony to hurry
out of the court room.
Following Mrs. Matz on the stand ,
Charles Idling , stepfather of Mrs. Hog-
lefe , was recalled and testified that
the defendant asked him before the
body of his wife was burled if Amelia
Moseman , now Mrs. Matz , could not
keep house for him.
J. T. Leahy , a local druggist , testi
fied to the purchase of sonic ergot at
his store by the defendant.
At the conclusion of this testimony
the state rested. The defense then
put on n number of witnesses for the
purpose of showing that the defen
dant's character and reputation were
good prior to May 13 , 1910. Mrs. Fred
Ahlvers , sr. , said on the stand that
phe reached the Hogrefe home about
a half hour before Mrs. Hogrefe died ,
and that the woman did not have any
convulsions while she was there.
Henry Barreltnann , Fred Ahlvera ,
sr. , William Thles , Fred Ahlvers , Jr. ,
Fred Aultman and Fred Dlnklage
swore that the standing of the defen
dant in the Altona community was
good prior to the date mentioned.
Dinklage's broken English and impor
feet understanding of the language
caused laughter that brought a sharp
reprimand from Judge Welch , who
said the occasion was too solemn and
serious to be treated with levity.
At 5 o'clock the defense asked for
adjournment until this morning on nc
count of the absence of a witness who
would be unable to got here before
that time , and request granted. It was
expected the defendant , Henry Hog
refe , would be called to the stand some
time this forenoon , and it is probable
by afternoon that the case will be
ready for the arguments of the conn-
Much Ink to Conceal His Thoughts.
New York , Jan. 14. Correspondence
of an unusual nature is part of the
evidence before the state supreme
court here In the trial of a divorce ac
tion. The wife , as indicative of her
husband's treatment of her , submits
three sheets of hotel letter paper
which she received from him through
the malls while he was in another city.
The sheets bear only two words
"Friend Wife , " nnd for the rest are
nothing except much black ink.
The husband , interpreting the mis
sive for the bewildered court , said that
a letter which his wife had written
him made him "very wrathful , " nnd
ho felt the need of a reply which
"would express his feelings , " so he
Just poured the Ink on the sheets and
mailed them when they dried.
"Want advertising" will servo you
when the cook yields to the Gypsy-ln
stinct in her nnd moves ! Yes per
haps the next one will have the same
ultimate "call , " but that's the way of
it'cooks ! And cook-finding Is real ser
vice you'll admit that !
New York , Jan. 14. Poor old "Doe"
Cook1 With ouo stroke of the pen ho
has annihilated his one valid claim
to public respect. lie has denied , elr-
cuniRtiintlally and with detail , the
story that he lured his Esquimaux
poleward with gum drops. Ho asserts
Hint the confectionery yarn was the
Invention of some unknown reporter.
Let that newsgatherer now come for-
wind nnd Imvo his brow measured for
a laurel wreath of eternal glory. Ho
deserves It. By all that Is delightful
ly original and charmingly mendacious
ho deserves It. As for "Hoe" Cook
poof ! Ills so-calod "confessions" maybe
bo good for his soul nnd his purse , but
they will work no benefit to his fame.
Who of us linn not treasured in our
mental gallery n picture of the "Doc , "
clad in furs , tiamplng wearily but
doggedly across the bleak and Icy
wastes of the northlnml , dropping gum
drops along the wny ? There was
something in this picture that enchant
ed the Imagination nnd challenged our
admiration. Peary , with ills scientific
and matter-of-fact expedition may
have reached the goal of his ambition ,
but the recital of his exploits hold
nothing to lire the fancy us did the
vision of the stern , Indomitable Cook ,
plodding onward over the endless
stretches of glaring whiteness , upheld
only by dogged determination and
gum drops. Washington crossing the
Delaware , Funstou swimming the Bag-
Bag , llobson sinking the Morrlmnc ,
Hannibal's passage of the Alps ran
sack hlstor > through and you will find
no tnlo KO thrilling as that of "Doc"
Cook and his gum drop trail
Ah , well ! Another fond Illusion
gone the way of Santa Clnua and
Washington and the cherry tree.
That will be about all from you , "Doe"
Cool ; .
"Christmas comes "but once n year. "
This statement , made with nil the
ock-sure certitude of the profession-
il coiner of pestiferous platitudes , is
also one of those "short and ugly"
hlugs. Christmas was celebrated by
several thousand Now Yorkers on Snt-
mlny last , and these belated persons
ire today observing the arrival of the
New Year. They are Russians , who
stick to the calendar of the Greek
'hurch. ' To their credit it must be
aid that they did not consider It nec
essary to usher in 1911 with a drunk
The Chicago man who subsisted n
year on bread nnd water , another on
lircnd and soup and n third year on
iiread and tea , and is now able to
commune with spirits , is invited to
come to New York , try a year of the
Bowery booze , and see what.
Manufacturers of fire extinguishers
are slow pokes. Not one of them had
nn ndvcrtisment in a recent "Hell
Number" of a New York humorous
Much has boon written of the "ig-
lornnt foreigners" of New York , and
: lieir lack of civility and politeness.
Much of it is true. Many people from
ibroad define liberty as the right to
make themselves as disagreeable as
possible. But there are exceptions.
On of them is a New York Italian
named "Mike" who , according to his
sign , is a dealer in "Ise and kole. "
One of "Mike's" business principles
Is to always remove his hat and make
a low bow whenever he meets one of
Ills customers , whether man or wo
man. It might be thought that such
servility would not bo pleasing to
American men , but in that case anoth
er think would be due. "Mike" enJoys -
Joys a big trade , at the expense of his
grouchy competitors , and will soon be
able to return to Italy and , as an
American plutocrat , be bowed to in
turn by his peasantry.
The Sullivans , Murpbys , O'Connors ,
Caseys and et ceteras of Gotham will
enjoy the big doings of the year to
night , when the organization of the
men from Cork will hold their twenty-
fifth anniversary ball. The big Grand
Central , Palace has been engaged for
the occasion , nnd from the prepara
tions made , it Is no wild prophesy to
sny that "all present will have a good
time. " Trust a man or a woman
from Cork to do that
It is none of my business or yours ,
If Mrs. Osslp Gabrilo whlchsky ?
the daughter of Mark Twain , should
have decided thus early to dispose of
all his beloved belongings , Including
bis manuscripts and "Stormncld , "
the home he designed and where he
died. Some sentimental folk may in
sist that it shows bad taste , but , of
course , It is none of their funeral.
It Is significant , however , that Mr.
Clemens , in his autobiography , point
ed out that his daughter , Clara ,
now Mrs. Gabrilowhatsky was of a
disposition intensely practical. He il
lustrated the difference in the temper
aments of Clara and her dead sister ,
Supy , by enylng that , upon the death
of a pet cat , Susy was greatly worried
as to whether cats had souls , and If
she would ever see her kitty again ,
while Clara was chiefly concerned that
the deceased feline should have a pro
per and Imposing funeral.
Dr. Parkhurst , the distinguished
clergyman and sociologist who dls
covered the plan for "wiping out the
social evil" by driving the unfortunate
women from where they are to whore
they ain't , Is somewhat agitated over
the fact that a policeman was chosen
to act as a critic , In the Interests of
public morality , on one of Mme. Born-
hardt'B productions , Ho Intimates
that a policeman Isn't supposed to
know anything about either plays or
morals , and one gathers the Idea that
Htich John should bo turned over to n
certain party mimed Pnrkhurnt ,
Whatever the critical capacities of
the common or garden cop , It Is to b
remarked that Sergeant George II.
QimekonboH showed himself admirab
ly adapted'to the Job. Ills report
showed qualities of sound HOUHO nnd
much artistle Insight a ruro combi
nation , Surprising as this may seem ,
It Isn't really MO when one knows Her-
geant QiiackonboH' record He has
been n luemhor of tha metropolitan po
lice department for fifteen years , but
previously ho WIIH Professor Quack-
euhos , and filled the chairs of higher
or mathematics , romance languages
and rhetoric In various colleges. Ho
comes of n long linn of educators , his
father having been a professor of
Gieek at Harvard university. Ho
speaks , reads and writes nearly every
European language , ancient and mod
ern , nnd Is familiar with several In
dian tongues. Moreover , he Is n phy
sician , having graduated from the
medical college of New York univer
sity. Rather remarkable cop. whutT
Written More Sonns Than Any Man.
Joseph U. Howard , who heads the
company which Is presenting "The
Goddess of Liberty" this season , Is
one of the best known singers Iu the
country and originated the Idea of
getting audiences to Join Iu the cho
rus of songs , llu has a personality
which Is so attractive and a voice BO
uwcet that he needs only to start n
song to get the people humming , nnd
when ho Invites the audience to whis
tle women who have never hoforo
puckered their lips In public assay to
carry the airs , ami men \\lio nro so
sedate that actors Imvo ne\er before
succeeded In getting them to forgot
their dignity , Join In the merry-mak
Joseph 10. Howard has written more
than half of the popular song suc
cesses of recent years. No ninglc com
poser has so many hits to his credit.
Mort II. Singer , under whose manage
ment Mr. Howard Is appearing this
season , has produced more than a doz
en successful showH for which Mr.
Howard has provided the music , nnd
his claim that Howard is the greatest
attraction in the wny of n man singer
to be found on the stage at the present
time , has never been disputed by a
reputable theatrical man.
This attraction comes to the Nor-
'oik Auditorium next Thursday night.
'The Goddess of Liberty" is the same
production that played hi Chicago last
season for over one solid year at the
Princess theater , with the exception of
Joseph E. Howard , who is the added
attraction , making the company even
stronger than its original cast when
first presented hi that city.
The company In support of Mr. How
ard consists of seventy-fUe members ,
the majority of whom are beautiful
girls with ability to both sing nnd
One of the settings alone in "The
Goddess of Liberty" cost as much ns
some entire productions and ranks
among the most elaborate ever pro
duced In America. It shows a forest
scene hi the Berkshire hills during a
terrific electrical storm , when n mam
moth tree is struck by a flash of light
ning and is thrown to the stage-ground
with terrific force. So realistic Is this
scene that It Is some moments before
the audience can realize this is not
Neliqh May Ask a Recount.
Neligh , Neb. , Jan. 14. Special to
The News : J. J. Mellck , president of
the Neligh Commercial club , has Is
sued n special called meeting of the
members of that body to meet In the
court room next Monday evening at 8
o'clock. The meeting is called for the
express purpose for the members to
determine the advisability of n re
count in the population In Neligh.
He also states that there Is other
business of vast importance to be
transacted by the club at this meet
ing ; and it would be impossible to
postpone for a later date on account
of its nature.
Notice of Sheriff's Sale.
By virtue of an order of sale Issued
and directed to me by the clerk of
the district court of Madison county ,
Neb. , upon a decree of foreclosure
rendered by the district court of said
county , on the 28th day of November ,
1910 , In favor of David Rees , for the
sum of $135.80 , with Interest at 7 per
cent from November 28 , 1910 , and also
for the sum of $2,338.35 , with interest
at 8 percent per annum from Novem
ber 28 , 1910 ; and the further sum of
$192.90 , with interest at 10 percent
per annum from November 28 , 1910 ;
and In favor of the plaintiff for the
sum of $555.55 , with Interest at 7 per
cent per annum from November 28 ,
1910 ; nnd In favor of Robert Klug
for the sum of $166.10 , with interest
at 7 percent per annum from Novem
ber 28 , 1910 ; nnd in favor of William
Gobler , for the sum of $20.40 , with in
terest at 7 percent per annum from
November 28 , 1910 , together with
$35.75 costs of suit , and accruing costs ,
In an action wherein Edwards & Brad
ford Lumber company is plaintiff and
Harriott L. Chamberlain and John C.
Chamberlain , et al , are defendants , I
will offer the promises described in
nald decree and taken as the property
of the said defendants , Harriett L.
Chamberlain nnd John C. Chamber
lain , to-wlt : Lot 5 nnd the west 10
feet of lot 4 and the east 35 feet of
lot 3 , of R. G. Fleming's subdivision
to the city of Norfolk , In Madison
county , Neb. , for sale at public auction
to the highest bidder , for cash In hand ,
on the 23d day of February , 1911 , at
the hour of 1 o'clock , p. m. , at the
east door of the courthouse , In Madi
son , In said county and state , that be
ing the building wherein the last term
of the said court was held , when and
whore duo attendance will bo given
by the undersigned.
Dated this 14th day of January , A.
D. , 1911.
C. S. Smith ,
Sheriff of said County.