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Home Course In
Health Culture
X , "Nerves" In the
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-
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
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.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-
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
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.
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. '
Ml Look for the ad that describes tt
ll ) plare you wcnld Ilkp to own
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
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
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.
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
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
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 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
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 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
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
"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
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
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
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
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
The senate also passed 11. H. 215
prohibiting hypnotic exhibitions In
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
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.
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
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
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
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
"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
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
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.