The Norfolk weekly news-journal. (Norfolk, Neb.) 1900-19??, March 17, 1911, Page 7, Image 7
THE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWS-JOURNAL , FRIDAY , MARCH 17 , 1911. Home Course In Health Culture X , "Nerves" In the Home Dy EUGENE. L. F1SK , M. D. Copyrluht. 1010. by American Vtert fERVEB" nro quite na perni N cious nn Inflticucu In the hmmeliold UN microbes. It In unfortunate that , unlike mi crobes , "nerves" cannot be boiled , fu migated or killed Hytniitlseptlcs. U Is tvuo that fresh air , minllght , exercise ) ud eltuplu diet are natural enoinli-n of "nerves , " us they arc of microbe * . but these remedies require tlmu uud tint enforcement of n discipline which it Is ( TKllcult to nttalu In n "nervous" housu'lrohl , n nil fjj It IH regrettable that wo cannot treat these pesky nerves us we do diphtheria germs and drive them from the home atmosphere \vltU formiildeh.xle gas. Prevalence of Nervou % There Is reason to believe that un der the Ntrnln of modern conditions nervous disease Is claiming an Increas ing number oflctinih. . This belief derives III tie support from census re turns or vital statistics In the large i'ltli'H , If such statistics are taken ut their face value , without close analy sis. The bald llgure.s show a marked declluejn ( lie death rate from nervous disease during recent years. Hut on digging beneath the surface we tliul that much of the decrease Is due to the saving of Infant lives from death by "convulsloni , " a cause of death re- portexl under "nervous dheaNeo.1 On L'olng still further and ascertaining what changes have occurred In the mortality from degenerative discuses of the heart , arteries anil kidneys , mill- ndles largely caused by nerve strain and abuse of the nervous system , wo Hud thai during the past thirty years the mortality from these diseases In the United States registration area bus Increased lO.'t per cent. The question naturally n risen , IK thin excessive mortality , falling chluf- ly among the middle aged and elderly , n ne-cessary ccompnnluu'iit of our clv- \ Him-0 LlIiKNED TEAT TOU POSSESS . NEIIVOUH flYBTKM OP AIU2INO rRHPLBl mr , "BUILB AND ronorr IT. " lllzatlon ? The answer Is emphatically Nol Neglect and temporary failure o adjustment to conditions , which hav changed with marvelous rapidity ii the past half century , are rceponelbl for this heavy loss of life. When th batteries of preventive medicine ar fully trained upon this degenerutlv clnsB of mal ndles , as they have bee trained upon tuberculosis , typhoid HIV other germ diseases , a reduction In th death rate among the middle aged nil elderly will take place quite as remarl able as that Already attained ntnon the younger members of the commi nltjr. CMUIM of Nvrvoui Di i . The conditions that rive rise to nen ous derangement are BO numeroti that they could not be described wltl In the limits of this paper. They uia be grouped , however , under three gci eml headings heredity , overstlniuli Uon and understlinulatlon. Betwco the two extremes last mentioned lit the "golden mean" of a well polstM harmoniously adjusted nervous uy tern. tern.Overstlmulatlon Is the result of tt demands and opportunities arising 01 of our rapidly developing and comple1 civilisation , the strenuous life calliu for a continuous and rapid adjustmei of our minds to tbo kaleldoscop changes which are going on around u We sometimes forget that the inc Cents and experiences that former ! would have required n lifetime of II years may now be crowded Into tenth of that period. Understlmulatlon nffects those wi are outside of the maelstrom , who ha1 drifted Into the backwaters , whoi lives are so narrow that raonotoi tnduces a spiritual ntnrvation , final reflected in n physical exhaustion the nerve centers. Firct 8t p In Pr v ntion. Having learned that you posnean nervous system of amazing comple ity. "smile nnd forget It. " Only tl strongest brnln can indulge in crl cal self analysis , especially of a tier OUB system out of repair , without t coming morbidly self conscious ai exaggerating nervous manlfestntio which nre often of trifling Important With the latent knowledge that yi have such a system and n very dc nlte knowledge of the thincs Hint vr Injuie II , pu on your way with imblts formed ii > i-onlliiily ; nnd with coull ilence In .mir nhlljly to defy disease nnd the odds ni < > nil In your favor. Ncrvo strain , neurasthenia nnd n ho-tt of oilier trouble * will pn * s by , leaving you un cal bed Heredity Is undoubtedly responsible for main i-nw of nervous failure nnd the maladies Hint follow In Its wnl.t. If indhtduii : * whc e family hlstorj shows a teudeiii.v to ncnotis or dcgen ernllvidK > a-i. viotild refrain from marrying the fin e of this glebe would be It uniformed I H If by magic within a generation. Value cf Early Training. For best i emits we must begin ear ly. IlegulnrHy. discipline nnd the up building of M-lf control nre the watch- vvotdn In dealing not only with the nervous child , but with nil children. Freoelom from undue rM-ltcment nnd Km In urti UltutM' liupurtnnt. The Hen mis chlUl muni not bo asltcd to loinpet- cither > ih > slenly ) or mentally wltli mor * ' fortunately endowed dill tlreu. Tinver.v . principle of "compe tition" sbou.d be fvludcd from the homo nnd tvliool life nnd the principle of "trnluln 1 kiibwtUutrd. Work nnd [ day for their oivu snko IH n higher Ideal than the1 mere desire to "beat the other follow. " The hnbit of i-Jirly retiring should be especially enfolded with nnrvous chll- ilrcn. Excitement In the evening hoinu should be axildf-fl nnd the child en couraged to seek Its rest while In a normal , sleepy condition Instend of hi u state of hlpb tension from romping or the tending of exciting tales. Dangers of School Strain. A clear brain ami a sound nervous system are far more valuable posses sions than a highly cultivated mind and a shaliMcd nervous system. The nervmis system of the growing child is an exceedingly delicate and Impressionable1 mechanism. If the de mands upon It nre too heavy the evil Influence ma.v rach far Into adult life This Is especially true ns affecting girls IK t ween the : ige-b of twelve nnd seven teen. The M heiol work should be care fully considered nt this period , nnd If I here is nnj Mtn of nervous instability or weakness freedom from the strain nnd confinement of school life la safer until the child's health nnd nervous control nre fully restored. Nervous children and , In fact , nil children should be examined for any possible louii source of Irritation , such ns eye strain , r.denolds , enlarged ton- ' Mis , 'defective teeth , etc. Correction of these troubleb may change the en tire future of the Individual nnd grent- ) y slmr'.i.v the work of training. Nerve Strain In Adult Life. "Overbtlmulutlon" has been mention ed ns the Bccoud great cause of nerv ous maladies. This term would connote - note with Intemperance In Its broadest sense. Many problbltlonlsta nre ex tremely Intemperate not only In their language , but In their manner of life. They drink no liquor , but they often eat too much uud drink too much ten or coffee or tnlk too much or work too hard and too lonp. I would not be un derstood us < rltl-Mslug the prohibition movement or the average prohibition ist , but merely wish to show that "In temperance" Covers n wide range of activities nnd Indulgences which may be Injurious In their effect. The socle- ty "climber , " the business "climber , " the "man about town. " the speculator , the glutton , the debauchee , the aver age "dally" drinker , the drunkard , are all types of Intemperance or overstlm- ulatlou. The business drudge , the household drudge , the laboring drudge , the men tally deficient , nre nil types of the un- derstlniulated class , upon whom deadly monotony exerts Its lethal power. It seems that when a life is confined within too narrow limits a condition of inequality or strain arises In the nervous system. One set of cells IB used until they are "worn to a fraz zle , " and then the trouble comes. The Tir d Woman. The tired woman Is often the first phase of the nervous womnn. The monotony of domestic routine , unre lieved by that dally contact with the outulde world which often saves man from hysteria , Is a fertile source of nerve failure among women. It Is my belief that every housewife needs a vacation occasionally. There Is reason to believe that In tent grief , worry or remqrso rclatlnu to matters really long since settled U often responsible for neurasthenia and functional nerve troubles. It Is de slrablo to get such things "out of the system , " Tnlk the matter over wltl your physician or your clergyman uuel ventilate the chamber of your mind In which it bus been eonflneel. The nurs Ing of n "jrroueh" is a type of thl trouble. Effect of ProlonQed Strain. If the finest quality of bow la ke pl continuously bent it will loeo Its resll lency. Like-wise the most finely poise * nervous sybtein if subjected to con tlnuous nnd unremitting strain wll acquire In time a warp or twist whlel requires the mo t skillful nnd patten1 treatment to remove. The buslnesi or profe-sslonal man who presses stead Hy toward some mnrk , grudging evei the lime ulteu to meals and refufilni to take interval * of rest , often defeat1 his own end" . It bus been eontcnde * that it Is "worry" ' nnd not "work" tha kills. Worry Is certnlnly n terrible on * often uimwt'spnry health destroyer tint ii is contrary to common sense a we-11 us science to contend that tbj delicate tissues of brnln nnd nervoni system nre not Injured by overwork. a i- Wishing Them a Safe Voyage. iie "Mabel nnd George , after muc IJ- quarreling over the arrangements fo IJv - their honeymoon , have decided to tnk the trip In an airship. " "Well , I trust that when they g id above the clouds they won't have as falling outr-Wldow. 'e. ' 'e.Ml Ml Look for the ad that describes tt ti ll ) plare you wcnld Ilkp to own EUROPEAN NEWS AND VIEWS London Mnrdi II. Perhaps the largest volume of business being done In l.iiHlii ) Just now IB by ( ho ITU ) en title agents niul house furnishers and decorators. The dressmakers , too , have their ImnilH full , hut they Imvc more tlino to prepare thnlr orders tlinn litivi1 the hoimo routers and furnish * ors. Americans lend hy fnr the for eigners who : ire taking houses for the roronntlon , which will bo followed by the height of the Ixjmlon Huason. The houw of the late Baroness Burdett- Coutts. in Piccadilly , which John Hays Hammond , special ambassador of the Tnltcd States to the coronation , has rented , Is one of the handsomest In London. It IH splendidly adapted for large entertainments. The mansion wan Inherited from the duchems of St. Albuns , by the late barone H and la now the property of her husband. It IH Interesting to note that Mr. Burdett- Coutts , who. by the way , has no title , is mentioned us a successful suitor for the hand of Mrs. Ava Willing Astor , the beautilul former wife of ono of New York's leading nnilli-mllllonaircH. In France one of the chief causes for regretting the downfall of the Hriruid minifitry seems to be the encourage ment , which the incident affords to the socialist oncMiiloH of tlto French re public. Mr. Urlnnd'H chief battles were \\ith the socialists , who have be come it lur iieater ; menace to the re public , It is claimed , than the royal ists Mild the imperialists combined e\er were. The Impression will prevail - vail that they drove the Hriand minis try I'rom otllce. That may not be cor rect , but entirely correct conceptions of Miehe matters are not always prev alent. Certainly the French nation is pnbsiui ; through a critical period In HH history. David J , Hill , ambassador from the I'nited States to Germany , is sailing for New York today , where Mr. Hill has an engagement to deliver a series of lectures at Columbia university dur ing the month of April. They are the Chaipentier lectures and will be eight in number , dealing with the general topic of the political organization of the world. The ambassador expects to return to Berlin in the middle of May. Thieving on Italian railroads is an e\il of which many traveling Ameri cans could tell sorrowful tales. Noth ing that has been done so far by the Italian authorities has been efllcaciom in stamping out what seems to bo r widely ramified system of baggage pll lering. Xow the minister of the In terior is going to see what women do teethes , for which recruiting has beer going on in Milan , Venice , Turin , Ge noa , Florence and Bologna. Then have been more than li.OOO applicant : for the 100 places offered. One of the features of the receptions at King George's court this year wll be the revival of the old fashioiuu and graceful full courtesy. Of lat ( years , indeed all through King Ed ward's reign , the half courtesy was practiced. King Edward himself le it IIP understood that it was sufficient Curiously enough the people whi never availed themselves of the per mission were the Americans prcsente < at court. They always remained faith ful to the old deep courtesy. The fnl courtesy is not the easiest thing ti manage , and a girl might almost b said to be born with the ability to pet form it properly and gracefully. Dane ing masters and teachers of deport ment are having a busy time of it thi season coaching pupils In this real ) ; difficult accomplishment. Nothing is sacred to the Germai statistician. Presumably basing hi calculations upon Information cullei from fiction , he calculates that In th case of proposals of marriage 36 pei cent of the suitors press the hand o their beloved , 24 percent conclud their speech with an embrace , 4 pei cent kiss the hair , Z percent kiss th hand , 2 percent fall on the knees , an 20 percent swallow nervously befor they declare their passion. Ten pei cent open and close their mouths wltt out being able to utter a single wore and 2 percent make their proposal while standing on ono foot. On the other hand , 60 percent of th women sink helplessly into the arm of the loveis for whose propoat they have been waiting , 20 percen blush and hide their faces , 1 porcor swoon away , 4 percent are genuine ! I amazed , 14 percent gaze silently int the suitor's eyes and 1 percent ru away to tell a girl friend. Experiments with submarine bell at Cherbourg , and with wireless telej raphy as applied to submarine boat have given excellent results. Foi : submarlnps were sent in different d rectlons from the coast guard cruise Bouviues , which is fitted with a m croscopic receiver , their comuiandin ofllcers carrying sealed Instruction When seven miles away the Bubmi rlne plunged and tbo instructions woi signalled by means of the submarir bells to the Bouvines , where they wei received with perfect clearness. As tesult the minister of marine has o tiered all submarines to bo fitted wit these bells and receivers. The new director of the opera I Vienna , M. H. Greger , is trying topr vent the exodus of singers to Amorlc " With this object he is at work on r form of contract which will bo su e milled to the chief directors of tl opera in Europe. This contract wi contain the clause : "Any singer , ina 11 or female , who has appeared for rae than three months in America can i longer appear at any of the lendli European theaters. The first airman's map has appear * In Paris. It was designed by the French army's geographical depart ment , a further evidence of the vnluo hct upon military airmanship by the French war department. Alrmou have complained that existing maps are of little use to thorn , so Commandant Pollachl has sot to work to provide them with something better. Ho be gun with the district of Chalons , whore the ( lying school of Mourmclon Is sit tiatcd , and this Is the tlrst to bo puh- llshed. It Is printed boldly In six col ors , corresponding with what an air man can sec of the earth from a height of COU feet. The roads are whlto. Woods and forests are made splashes of green. The ups and downs of the country are shown by means of shad ing , light for a gentle rise , heavy for a high hill. Towns and villages stand out clearly in red. Windmills , church towers , factory chimneys , telegraph wires and even tall , isolated trees are Indicated. Spots where it is dangerous - ous to land because of uneven ground , hop poles , vineyards , orchards , etc. , are marked with red oixwofi for the airmen to avoid. Fir * in a Stanton Store. Stanton , Neb. , March 11. Special to The News : A llro was discovered in the Johnson Ac Co. store of this place. The discovery was made about 10:40. : The fire company responded promptly but the room uas so filled with smoke that the llro wab hard to locate. It is evident that It had gained considerable headway before discovered. It was soon put out how- e\er. It seems to have originated on a balcony in the rear of the room where there was a quantity of cotton batting stored. The origin of the llro is unknown. The loss is estimated at probably from $5,000 to ? rt,000. It is fully covered by Insurance as follows : In surance company of North America $1,000 , Fire Association of Philadel phia $2,000 , Delaware Insurance com pany $1,000 , Iloyal Insurance company $2,000. Babe Dies In Sleep. Colome Times : While his parents , Mr. and Mrs. Frank Beaullou of Win ner were sleeping last Saturday night , their 2-months-old son died in his little bed , the death of the child not being discovered until the following mornIng - Ing , when an attempt was made to arouse him. When the baby was put to bed Fri day night he was apparently well and there appeared to be nothing wrong when the parents retired. When morn ing came , the mother's first thought was for her baby and she looked to see if he was all right. Noting the peca liar pallor on his face , the father and mother endeavored to arouse the little fellow , but could not. Frightened , a physician was summoned , who found that death had come during the night while the baby slept , either without a struggle or its cries were so feeble they could not be heard. T. R. TALKS OF CITIZENSHIP. Jackson , Miss. , March 11. Theodore Hoosovelt was introduced by Governoi Noel of Mississippi to a big crowe hero today as the "foremost private citizen in the world ; a man who is not afraid to do right. " Good citizenship was again the topl < on which the celonel spoke. He tok his audience that the man lilted to ex ercise powers delegated to him by th < people must have three qualities hon osty. courage and common sense. After tor a luncheon in his honor by th < chamber of commerce , he boarded th < train for New Orleans. New Orleans , March 11. Theodon Roosevelt will be the guest of this cit : beginning at 6 o'clock this afternoon when he arrives on a special trail from Jackson. The program Includes a receptloi followed by his public address and i banquet. Local Farmers Should Buy Them. Farmers or breeders of this vicinlt ; are asked to give their attention t the great work being done ? by the Not folk Commercial club , in the way o bringing pure bred Belgian horses t thin vicinity from Belgium for hal the usual price. Every ono of thes animals should be bought by Norfoll farmers. The Commercial club has been rt ceiving many inquiries from peopl outside of this vicinity for these at imals and in some cases large amount of money are being offered the clu for all the horses they can furnlst The club , however , cannot see the ma1 tor that way and are still holding few more of these first shipment o Belgians for lo.cal buyers , who are asl cd to call at the Carlson barns or a the G. L. Carlson Horse Review offlc at the Oxnard hotel and get full Info : mation about the horses. Farmer should come in and get these horse while they last. Of course , if the fam ers do not come for them soon th club will be forced to cell them t breeders' outside the state at a profl Members of the club declare the have no place for the horses and thz they themselves , as a club , are ne going into the horse breeding bus ness. Church Ready to Sign for Paving. e At the church meeting of the Coi gregational church last evening , th trustees were authorized by a pra tically unanimous vote to sign an paving petition that may be presents whore it affects the church propcrt ; meaning that the church is willing I pave either North Ninth street or No n folk avenue , or both , oTho meeting of the Men's Urothe a. hood after the church meeting was a dressed by Prof. Hunter on the sub bject of "Boys , " which was one of tl ic most practical , common sense tall of the kind ever given In the city. le was really a lecture , treating his su re ject f.om a high plane , under tl 10 guise of a short talk. ig j D. Rees gave a report of the recei i meeting of the state " association > d brotherhoods at Lincoln , to which 1 \utH a delegate , showing the growth ind progress of the men's movement all over the country. The evening cloned with a social time and refreshments served under he supervision of Burl Mapes. Though Blind , He Is Active. There's a man In Norfolk who , though totally blind , Is a wonder when t comes to working. He Is Fred Schll- er , brother of George Schiller , pro prietor of the Oxnard hotel , and like wise a brother of "Bob" Schiller , the nanager. If you should drop into the Oxnard you'd likely find Fred escorting guests o various rooms or giving a concert to his friends In the parlor of the ho tel , on piano or violin. Mr. Schiller Is also n telegrapher and amuses himself during idle hours jy talking to himself on the keys of the each register. A News man who s also a telegrapher entered the hotel a few days ago after Fred had just eturned from a visit with his parents at Ida Grove , la. Sends Messages On a Safe. Slight of figure but qulto good look- ng , Rred was standing behind the cash register. Dots and dashes wore flowing from the money safe ivs plain ly as these from a real telegraph sounder and the man who cannot see made a splendid word picture to the News man who stood in the lobby and took In" the message. PotK and dashes from the pencil of lie .Sows man nipping a reply on the glass showcase Interrupted the sender. "Hello there , you News man ; why didn't you say something ? " came the message in answer to the raps , and then Fred was all business and soon forgot about the telegraph as guests came In and kept him busy asking for rooms and meals. Ono traveling man whose room was cold returned and complained about the radiator and said he couldn't see what was wrong with It. "Oh , lot it alone , " said Fred. "I'll he up In a minute and fix it for you. you're in No. 24 ; ( turning to another guest ) Let mo have your grip , I'll show you the way. " Does It for Fun. Such is the strenuous life of Fred Schiller , who really does It "for fun. " Fred doesn't have to work. Ho has a snug little fortune in his own name , but will not be "babied" by his brothers - ers George , Robert and Jack , who are around the hotel a major part of the time. "I know it doesn't look well , but Fred just will do this work and that's all there Is to it , and what Fred wants goes , " said his brother Jack. When Halloy's comet was first seen Fred was one of the first on the reel of the Oxnard hotel with these watchIng - Ing the sky wanderer. When Its mys teries were explained Fred always had a solution. Mr. Schiller was born In Elgin , 111. forty years ago. He graduated from the Vlnton , la. , state Institute and also from the Chicago Conservatory of Mu sic after a five years' course , wltli ligh honors. Later he studied wltli lans Albert , who Is now ono of the best violinists in the country. He has in instrument valued at $400 and has ilayed at many concerts. On the pi ano he is also an expert with al rades of high class music , some ol vhich is bis own composition. How Fred mastered the art of teleg raphy was explained by himself te he News man recently. His brothei Jack and Harry Long , when boys al da Grove , put up n telegraph line Jack proved a failure , but Long be came a station agent , while Fred , whc s a good listener , became an expert sender and was not slow at receiving .ong . became a station agent but latei was appointed to a good position in i bank at Hubert , la. Fred Schiller is very retiring and i gentleman In every respect. The "Jol les" handed him by the traveling mei are answered by flashes of wit tha teep his end up without trouble. T < Pred the News man Inserts an apologj for this publicity , but great credit Ii due him. Corn Growing Tests Planned. Under the direction of the Norfoll 'ommerclal club , five girls and twon ty-two boys of this city have formed i corn growing club and will compete ii next fall's corn growing contests , coun ty fairs and corn shows. The compe tltion will be for the best acre ; th best ten ears , and the best ear of corn G. L. Carlson has offered each more ber of the club ten ears of the bes corn in the county for seed , while th Commercial club will see that thos who have no place to plant corn 01 their home lot will have a place fo planting. While there are many export cor ; growers in this vicinity , the Commei clal club believes the corn crop her can be improved and with practicr lessons to bo had from this test mor and better corn will be grown aroun Norfolk in the future. Among the members of the clu are : Hazel Fentress , Bertha Sewol Esther Taft , Easter Currier , Jessi Hepperly , George Odlorne , Harold At derson. McKlnley Cronk , Geral South , Dewltt Dunhaver , Robert Len ley , Carl Randklev , Ferdinand Mllle Chris Uecker , Fr d Mass , Annln Smith , Walter Landers , Brya Weekr-s , Ira Hepperly , David Dlefei derfer , Clarence McWhorter , Wald Rice , Guy Fan-lens , Raymond Boyme V < ? rn Veile. Elmer Beclor , Ward Blaki man , . Anti-treat Bill IE Beaten. Lincoln , March 11 , Evans * ant treat bill was defeated by a vote of 1 for to 62 against. By running a long filibuster , th first one of the session , the drys I the house rnado a strenuous effort I save H. R. 298 , Evans * drastic anl treat bill , but they lost. The bill wi killed. Evans talked for two hours stralgl In an effort to wear out enough of 11 wets to get an adjournment and wou 3 have been going yet but for the dial 10 which sustained a motion under Ro rules of order to shut him off because a speaker In debate should bo allotted no more than ten minute * . Evans appealed from the decision of the chair and was beaU-n by til ! to 117. Evans quit talking at 2:15. : Immedi ately the drj'H commenced to rim a series of motions to postpone and ad journ. At 3 o'clock they exhausted thrse. The wets , seeing themselves certain ly In majority on account of the ab sence of five drv membeiH , sluck It out and beat the bill. Drnstlc Provisions , The anti-treat bill was drastic In Its ptovlslous. It put the blame for treat ing on the saloonkeeper and made It punishable hy a line of $100 , revoking the saloonkeeper's license and closing the property for use for saloon pur poses for two years. When the house reached this meas ure lor third reading yesterday Evans at once made a motion to have It go over to Tuesday , but was beaten by a vote of 42 to 3C. The only hope of It then swined to bo to run a filibuster that would wear the wets out. Flvo dry members had gone home and It would be Impossible to reach the'.m. The wets meantime mustered their entire strength. Shumaker of Douglas moved that the bill bo placed on passage Immedi ately and then Evans gained the tloor. Ban On Revolvers. The house during the morning ses sion passed Shumaker's H. R. 109 , making it a felony to carry concealed weapons. It passed also S. F. 307 , authorizing county boards to appoint county judges in cases of vacancies. The senate passed IXJO'K bill , mak ing It a crime punishable by a year's Imprisonment to sell liquor to an In dian. dian.Tho The senate also passed 11. H. 215 prohibiting hypnotic exhibitions In public. House Passes Many Bills. The house spent the forenoon ses sion in third reading of bills. It passed II. R. 75 , known as the. anti bridge bidders' combine bill , de signed to knock out the trust system of Nebraska bridgemen , who haTe ap portioned the bridge work In the state among thorn at practically their own prices by an understanding that cer tain ones shall bid only in certain ounties. A stiff penalty Is fixed ferny ny bridge builder who can be shown 0 have kept out of the competition vith any consideration in view. The house passed also Quncken- ush's railroad bridge bill , H. R. 269 , iroviding that railroads shall obstruct 10 more than one-flfth of a waterway n building a structure to cross it. Should the bill become a law , it would nean that many railroad bridges In y'obrnska would have to be rebuilt by uly 1 , 1912 , which Is the date set for he now order to become effective. The house also passed the follow- ng : H. R. 2S1 , providing for three com nissloners to codify the statutes oi Nebraska ; carrying an appropriation of $20.000. H. R. 309 , providing that polls al general election shall close not earliei ban 9 p. m. , in order that all the 'armors ' shall have a chance to vote. II. R. 168 , extending the term ol county assessors one year , and provid ng that real estate assessments shal ! )0 made on the fourth year of the .erm. Other bills passed were II. R. 309 bj elii , which gives the governor author ty to fill a vacancy in the legislature > y appointment within five days fron he same political party as the do ceabed or removed members. It tool 1 call of the house to pass the bill , 5 ( o 37. H. R. 273 , by Kotouc , the bil which requires Nebraska insurant companies maintaining a reserve fume o deposit the reserve collateral an securities with the auditor had a elm lar experience , it requiring a call o the house to pass the bill by a vote o 52 to 40. The Next Issue. The next "issue" rapidly coming the < : ho front in tbo session is the matte of apportionment of the state into leg slatlve , judicial and congressional dls trlcts. A number of bills dealing witl this matter are before the legislator and the democrats have held rccentl ; several caucuses on the subject , al without definite result. The Eenat bill by Placek of Saunders , while ni parontly eatisfactory to nobody , ha been taken as a working basis am many loyal democrats are figuring Int the late hours of the night with a vie ; to amend the bill so as to give th "home folks" the best of It. Nothlm definite has as yet grown out of al this pencil sharpening , and some day of further incubation of the apportioi ment eggs will bo necessary bofor hatch Is sufficiently In sight to pnrml a well founded guess as to whethe the chicks are to be "wet" or "dry , whether the line of contest will be fo partisan advantage or along the d vision of liquor tratlic regulation. SATURDAY 8IFTINQ8. J. R. Ransom returned from a bus ness trip to Omaha. A. E. Ward was In the city froi Madison between trains. Miss Laura Heltzman returned froi a visit with friends at Pierce. H. A. PaBowalk and L. P. Pasewal returned from a business trip to Lli coin. County Attorney James Nichols t Madison was in the city. Ralph HIx of Sioux City was In tli city transacting business. ( ' . L. Anderson returned from I- business trip to Valentino. A. Andrews , a prominent Orchai real e-Ptate man , was In the city. Rev. and Mrs. Zeremba of Stantc were In the city calling on friends. Mrs. L. T. Ralston and her son Ne have gene to Blair for a week's vlsl Phillip O. Hill returned from Hada whore he spent a week's vacation wll it relatives. Mrs. Charles Bush and daughter i I'UCreighton ' wore In the city vlsltlt r , J with friends , bMiss Hulda Plath and Miss Marti Beau of Columbus an ) guests of Mrs. J. Roy Carter. Mies Ruth Hnydcr returned from Warnorvllle , where who spent a day's visit with friends. Jack Bruce and A. Talnm > k of Verdi- ere wore In the city. Traveling Auditor Hloeuin of the NoiihwcHtern toad was In the clly en unite to Hloux City. Mis- . Leo Might of Intel lor. S. 1) . IH In the city \lsltng with her. sister. Mrs M. It. Green , niul other relatives. Mrs. F. G. Coryell returned from Lincoln , wheie nlui spent a week with her daughters , who are attending the university. Born , to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur R. DlniKon , a daughter. C. \ . Gray and Pat Clotty wont hunting yesterday mid got twenty-soy- n largo ducks. William Riuusch is mifl'erhti ; from iv badly Injured thumb an the result of itrlklng It with u hummer. Harold Davey haa gone to Fremont , A-horo he hui ; accepted a position an nuslclan in the Bijou theater. A horse valued at $200 , belonging to .Kmll Waehter of 207 North Gevonth ptiei-t , died from lung fever hist night. Because of the Illness of Organizer v' . A. Pray of the Owls at Hooper , there was no meeting of the local or ganization this we ok. A meeting In scheduled for next Thursday. Little Tom Harter , uon of Mr. and Mrs. ICd Harter , underwent an opera tion Friday and Is reported as doing \ery well. Frank Llriibaker , an Omaha travel ing salesman , passed through the city Saturda } in an automobile In which he is making his territory. The board of charities petitions are becoming popular with the public and many signers are attaching their names for membership. The petitions can be found In every bank of the clly , or those desiring to become members can do MO by calling on Secielary Ed Harter. Rev. Edwin Hooth , jr. , has returned from Crete , where he went to attend u meeting of the board of trustees of Doane college , of which lie is a mem ber. He reports the college In good shape and just closing up a campaign whereby It will add $100,000 to Its per manent endowment fund. With the discussion among several tlremen that an open air theater would he a paying proposition In Norfolk , comes the announcement from ono party that he is arranging the pur chase of a large tent and opor air theatrical equipment In Omaha and will open In Norfolk during the sum mer. "Gosh , I didn't know Norfolk was a dry town , " exclaimed a stranger com ing out of the "dry saloon" on Norfolk avenue early Saturday morning , to Judge C. F. Eiseloy , who was passing the place onroutc to his office In the city hall. "I guess the stranger went into the wrong kind of a saloon , " said Judge Eiseley later. After planning for several weeks on "bumming" to Omaha , two Norfolk boys , ono a former porter at-the Pa cific hotel , accepted the hospitality of Ralph Sternberg of Omaha and accom panied him to Omaha In his automo bile Saturday noon. The boys resign ed their positions in this city a few days ago and , having but little money , planned to beat their way via freight trains. Funeral services over the remains of Thomas W. Shlllington , the old time Omaha mail carrier , took place at the Masonic temple at Omaha Friday af ternoon. The remains were brought to Stanton , where services were held Saturday afternoon. Interment took place at Stanton. Mrs. Joseph Pliant and Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Kingsley and family of this city attended the funeral services. I Emmet Truclock , who substitutes for E. S. Monroe at the llro station next week , is busy building new lock- f ers for the firemen's uniforms awl t books in the city hall. These lockers have been badly needed for some time and after the matter was brought to the attention of Chairman E. E. Coleman - man of the fire and police committee ) , orders were given to Mr. Truelock to build them. "While I haven't much of a kick against the dray wagons standing along Norfolk avenue , " says one business - ness man , "I do object to their standing - ing directly in front of my store and handicapping farmers from coming in. Saturday IB an exceptionally busy day and farmers am compelled to stay in the middle of the- street to get out of the wagons Into my store because of some dray wagon standing there for hours at a time. " E. S. Monroe has received official notification from Washington which makes him the permanent rural route carrier on route No. C. Warren Roubc , who resigned this position , was suc ceeded by George Wheeler , a perma nent substitute , who in turn will he relieved next week by Mr. Monroe. The contract for driving the fire wagon which Mr. Monroe signed does not expire until June 1 , and under ita provisions ho must keep a team and man at the station all the time. Mr. Monroe says he can handle the night trick at the station to good satisfac tion. For the present ho will leave the regular horses there and Emmet Truolock In charge of the station. The Blngenholmer & Evans Lumber company are beginning the work of moving as many buildings as posslblo from the present location on Seventh street and Norfolk avenue to Sixth street and Norfolk avenue , where on April 1 they will take possession of the Matrau & Wllle coal office , which they purchased some tlmo ago. Work men are already making preliminary preparations to build new sheds along South Sixth street , south of the Ma trau & Wlllft coal ofllce. The large uagon barn Is to bo torn down and the old oflico building will be moved to this location. When Blngenhelmer & Evans purchased the L. C. MitUl stadt lumber yards they did not pur chase the land with the hullduii , , which now necessitates this moving. Matrau & Wllle say they v > lll remain In the coal business , but bavo not yet announced where they will move to.