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TIIK NORFOLK WEEKLY NKWR-JONKNAU FRIDAY. AP1UL 14. 1911.
Home Course In
XIV. Disease Preven
tion In the Home
U7 EUGENE L. HSK , M. U.
Copyright , 1'IO ! , by American 1'rtn
Ai > M > cliUon. !
'HO would not Elvo n trifle
w to prevent what he would
give n thousand worldti to
cure ? " Dr. Young , who
wrote these words , had a hntilt of
"seeing thlngn nt night , " but not In
thu popular KOHHO of thin expression.
lie wrote "Night Thought * . " but saw
very clearly the principle which thu
medical profession Is now carrying
out well expressed In the homely old
phrase , "An ounce of prevention In
worth a pound of cure. "
Scourges of tha Pait.
The horrors of pestilence and unnec
essary dliea.se that nlillcted our fore
fathers nre almost unbelievable In
these days , and yet during the dark
Jiges they were accepted JIH n matter
rilOPKIl WINDOW VKNT1L.ATION.
IHave plenty of window ppnco and o
Arrnngu jour rooms that they nre thor
oughly ventilated and well lighted. ]
of course and variously ascribed to
"acts of Hod" "the evil "
or one , ac
cording to the point of view.
We do not rend In the sprightly ro
mances of Dumas ami others who
have thrown a glamour over history
that "Itch" was a common , not to say
general , allllction at the court of
France and that the great Napoleon
Buffered from this trouble because no
one knew its cause or simple treat
ment. It seems dllllcull to reall/.o that
In the old days a person who was not
pockmarked from smallpox was con-
Hpiciious in the streets of London.
The custom of sleeping In bunks In
the wall , of using rushes or straw for
floor covering , in the meshes of which
refuse scraps from the table and other
filth were allowed to accumulate , was
regarded in the old days as a natural
and healthful mode of existence. The
custom of dipping germ iufected fin
gers into large dishes of .food contain
ing the general supply for the family
was followed by the Four Hundred
during the middle ages , when the
"black death" and other scourges
xprcnd a desolation of which It Is dltll-
cult to form any conception In these
days of comparative "sweetness nnd
Hut we must not lay too much Hal
tering unction to our souls. Taking
Into account the advances In science
nnd knowledge of the causation of dis
ease , we are today relatively Just as
neglectful as our forefathers. Reck
less and careless habits In defiance of
disease risks are still common enough
and are responsible for a tremendous
waste of life.
The Fall In the Death Rate.
In the registration area of the Unit
ed States the death rate has fallen
from 10.0 per 1.000 In 1S90 to 15.4 In
1003. In Massachusetts the death rate
has fallen from 10.4 In 1SOO to 17.5 in
1007. In England and Wales It has
fallen from 10.5 in 1800 to 14.7 In
1908 ; In Sweden from 17.1 in 1800 to
14.0 In 100S , and In France from 2i.8 !
In 1800 to 14.0 in IOCS.
This is a splendid showing , but when
wo analyze the material from which
those figures are derived we tlnd that
the death rate among young people
has fallen more than 110 per cent , while
the death rate among the middle aged
and elderly has cither been slightly af
fected or markedly increased , accord
ing to the locality Investigated.
In Massachusetts the Increase in the
death rate at advanced ages is really
startling and doubtless reflects a con
dition general throughout the country.
We know that the degenerative dis
eases affecting middle life and old age
apoplexy , heart disease , Hright's dis
ease , arterial diseases , etc. have In
creased 105 per cent during the past
thirty years in the registration area ,
and an Increase in the mortality at the
ages affected would naturally follow ,
mioh as is exhibited in the Massachu
But the limit of prevention and im
provement among the Infectious dis
eases that affect young lives has not
yet been reached. These diseases , such
as typhoid , cholera Infantum , tubercu
losis , etc. , should be absolutely eradi
Proper sanitation , especially in the
rural districts , is greatly needed and a
: xire thorough observance of the pre
cautionary meni'ircs ' against tubercu
losis and other Infectious maladies.
Prevention of Degenerative Diseases.
Diseases of the heart , kidneys and
blood vessels ( apoplexy , paralysis ) are
caused by high pressure living , overeating -
eating , Intemperance- condition
invohlng undue nerve Mmlu. What
may be done to gtinrd ngaltist these
troubles'/ The most rational pr < > ie <
live measure Is to trent your body Jtwt
sin .1011 would treat your business or
jour automobile > r your yacht. Have
is m < ! l > Milled nnd esnmlned prrlndi-
inil.v. \\hat wouid.inu think of a mm
ulin put out to am In a vessel Unit hud
been UMM ! for years nnd never over
iuiDied < > r ln pfrtpil for leaky bollcri.
pipes nr Hi'iim * ? In It not obvious tb.it
he Invites chipwreck ? Hut the average
mechanic , former or business mini "III
embark on a life vo.\age and wait tin
III something goes wrong before ho
consents to an overhauling , and then
too often In his conceit and foolish
egotism he derides the physician who
warns him and boasts tlcit he will out
live the doctor or the Insurance com
pany that refuses to carry his risk ,
Value of Periodical Examinations.
It must be apparent that this human
nachlne should be periodically exam
Ined for evidence of commencing
HI rain and Impairment. Many a val
uable life could be saved for years of
happy and useful existence If the early
symptoms of disease were detected and
the manner of living changed. A
ilownward course may readily be
checked If the disease has not gone
too far. The wise man , therefore , will
MiiHiik his doctor at least once a year
ind listen patiently to advice regard
Ing the habllK of eating , drinking and
housing. The periodical Inspection of
he whole family Is also desirable. Give
the children a chance to be molded
and guided to health and strength In
Blend of permitting them to grow up
like weeds or untrained vines. The
correction of eye troubles , removal of
adenoids , tonsils , etc. , proper habits
of bathing , eating , etc. , may com
pletely change tlie destiny of your chil
These principles nre coming to bo
recognized as of such extreme Impor
tance that one large life Insurance
company has arranged to give to Its pol
icy holders the privilege of free med
ical examinations once n year , believ
ing that the Raring of lives will more
than offset the expense Involved.
Care In Choice of a Home.
In choosing n habitation remember
that sunlight , fresh air and dry soil are
money savers. By properly choosing
your location you may save the Inter
est on the mortgage in doctors' bills.
Hee that your homo Is on firm , well
drained ground. Made ground , how
ever carefully packed nnd graded , Is
very likely to cause a dampness In the
cellar and around the foundations. Do
not settle near a marshy pond or slug
gish stream if you can help It. A
southern exposure is desirable.
Have plenty of window space , and
so arrange your rooms that those most
constantly occupied bedrooms , living
rooms , etc. are thoroughly ventilated
and well lighted. The best room in
the house should be used by the fain
lly. not by an occasional guest.
If the soil is damp the subsoil niu > t
be drained below the foundation and
the cellar lloors and wall. * thoroughly
cemented. Absolute dr.Miess inny ! >
attained by having hollow walls.
lricls ! ; arc undesirable for cellar walls ,
as they absorb moisture. Stone i >
likewise porous and retains moisture.
Shite or cement coatings will obviate
If you have a hot air furnace be sure
It N nf good quality , gas proof and
that the air supply Is drawn from out
side and not from the cellar or any
diiii : | > or dii'-ty location. See that a
Mater resenoir is attached to the fur
nace and kept tilled.
If other methods of heating by direct
radiation are employed some provision
should be made for changing the air
of tfie room. Many special ventilating
systems have been invented , and if
means permit these should be Inves
tigated and a desirable one installed
when the house is built. Stagnant ,
vitiated , overheated , dusty or damp
air is a menace to health. Exclude
these conditions from your home. It
can be done.
If there is no general water supply
system In your locality , beware of
shallow wells , surface springs or wa
ter from any doubtful source. A deep
driven well fair removed from any
possible source of contamination ,
should be secured , if possible ; other
wise cistern water , held In a slate or
cemented cistern , Is safer. Suspected
water should always be boiled.
I have elsewhere dwelt upon the Im
portance of proper sewage dlsjwsal ,
but It cannot be too often stated that
the old fashioned methods employed
in the country are barbarous and un
worthy of a civilized nation. Study
this question carefully and adopt a
system , whether surface irrigation or
portable dry earth closet , etc. , that
will protect your family and your
neighbors from disease. If greater
care is not exercised In this regard
the state must step in and act vigor
ously to protect the community from
typhoid , hookworm and other mala
dies due to soil pollution.
The Home Atmosphere ,
It is not snfiiclcnt to keep physical
germs out of the home atmosphere.
The germs of discord , strife and con
fusion are also prejudicial to health.
A household where nothing ever hap
pened and everything always worked
smoothly would bo a great bore , but
there is a "golden mean. " character
ized by patience , forbearance , system
and order In the household relations
Good actions ennoble us , and we are
the HOIH of our own deeds. Cervantes.
Breaking It Gently.
Servant You got cheated when you
bought a chlny vase. mum. Mistress
Dow cheated ? Servant Why , It's
weak. It busted all to smash the first
time I dropped It. Toledo Blade.
Look for the ad that describe ! the
place you would like to own.
I3NOR DON JOSIJ YVKS LI-
MANTOCR , Mexican llnnnce
minister , who recently left New
York rather secretly and hur
riedly , seemed disposed to charge the
nsurrectlon In his country to our
niuckrakorH. Suld Don Jose :
"It may ncem untrue , but I ntn nev
ertheless convinced that , except for
ho sensational articles relative to
Mexico which were printed In your
newspapers nnd magazines for n year
or more before the Insurrectionary
movement developed there never
would have been the trouble that has
misled In my country for several
months. For years President Diaz ban
told writers vlfdUng Mexico that all
he desired to bo said about his coun-
ry was the truth and has discouraged
fulsome praise as much as the 'muck
raking , ' I believe you call It , which
has been so much in evidence for some
"And this Is nil that I ask of the
press of the United States or of any
country In dealing with Mexico the
ruth. You are familiar in a general
way with the extent of foreign Irivest-
mentB in my country , chief of which
nro American. If your papers have
nny regard for the Interests of Aincr-
cans with largo sums of money In en
terprises In Mexico and for the possi
bilities for the further investment of
foreign capital there , It Is ditllcult for
mo to understand how they cnn long
er print sensational matter regarding
Mexico. You may not 'kill the goose
that lays the golden egg , ' but you cer
tainly will not help the Interests of
your own people In Mexico.
"Seemingly the Americans who by
allying themselves directly or Indirect-
y with that movement have hoped to
avenge some alleged grievance against
my government have failed to realize
that the Injury done BO far has been
us much to American as to Mexican
Interests. You are probably aware
that In the two states to which the
trouble has been almost exclusively
confined there nre several thousand
Americans nnd millions of American
money Invested. The mining and kin
dred Industries In Chihuahua and So-
norn are largely In the hands of Amer
'Just ' now those Industries are crip
pled to a great extent , and this must
I say It ? more because of the activi
ties of Irresponsible Americans in my
country and the support which they
have received from this side of the
border than because of the initiative
of Mexicans resident in Mexico. Your
people have taught my people many
thh'igs they never should have known. "
Alfonzo Madero , brother of Francis
co T. Madero , the leader of the revolt
In Mexico , evidently looks at things
from a different angle. Says Madero :
"To begin with , the whole state of
Chihuahua Is now In the hands of my
brother Francisco , with the exception
of the city of Chihuahua , which ho
can take any time he wishes. The
city Is now completely surrounded by
the Insurrectos. Sonora Is aflame from
border to border , and the Insurrection
now has n "rm foothold In Lower Cali
fornia , while to the eastward in Coa-
hulla there Is already a small force
In the field. Within the next few days
the Insurrection will be re-enforced
hi that state by several thousand coal
miners who have been thrown out of
employment by the closing of- the
"It is the same story revolt every
where. In the state of Guerrero , In
Vera Crux , in Oaxaca nnd in Yucatan ,
everywhere the revolution Is growing.
Yucatan Is practically lost right now
to the Diaz government. It spread
with remarkable quickness. The only
question that has confronted the lead
ers was arming the people. Tor years
they have been ready to do whnt they
are now doing , but the government
was too smart nnd was able to keep
arms from falling into the hands of
the people. So they got arms very
slowly. Those who got them first used
them first. That is the story of the
uprising in n nutshell. "
President Diaz has a plan for di
viding up the great estates into small
holdings for the people. Scnor Liman-
tour recently made mention of this
project in New York. There IB nn im
plied promise that this will bo done
as soon as the Insurrection Is over.
Says President Diaz :
"Scnor I.lmantour , who Is a good
friend of mine , perhaps had in mind
when making these statements n cer
tain conversation which we had some
time ago , In which I outlined to him
my ideas as to the purchase by the
government of some such estates
which nt present yield little.
"If these properties are bought by
the government nnd divided Into small
lots to be owned by actual tillers of the
soil their cultivation will be more prac
ticable and the crops obtained will far
exceed the Inconsiderable yield which
their present owners obtain.
"The price at which the lots will be
sold will simply be the quotient ob
tained by dividing the total price paid
by the government for the property
by the number of lots into which it
will be apportioned.
"The settlers will be allowed ten
years to pay for their lots , payments
to be made In ten annual Installments ,
but as In the first year they will pay
nothing they will In reality have elev
en yonrs in which to complete their
"In order that settlers may become
attached to their properties and In
duced to take u personal interest in
their cultivation they will be forbid-
. . . n to . . . . . . , . . , . . . . . . > ! . tm-u iota until
they shall htoe paid for them In full. "
An amusing incident happened In
Guadalajara not long ago. Two citi
zens of that place whose estates adJoined -
Joined were constantly engaged in a
wordy war. One of them was a chick
en fancier , and the other prided him
self on his vegetable garden.
A vagrant chicken which had wan
dered beyond the precincts of the fan
cler'.s chicken run invaded the vege
table garden of his neighbor. The
chicken enjoyed Itself hugely among
the lettuce and tender sprouts of the
garden until discovered by the pro
prietor , who l.umedlately called in the
services of a gendarme.
The otllcer of the law thereupon ar
rested the chicken and haled It before
the comlsarlo of the district , who en
tered on tl.e police blotter a charge
against the fowl and Incarcerated it in
the jail. Notification was then sent to
the owner of the chicken setting forth
the tale of Its depredations and Inform
ing him he might release his fowl and
reclaim It by the payment of $40. The
chicken Is still In durance vile.
A man was knocked down by n trol
ley car recently and was Immediately
arrested for Injuring the car , as In fallIng -
Ing the buttons of his coat scratched
the varnished surface of the vehicle.
The City of Mexico is possibly the
best policed metropolis in the world ,
but Its officers , while vigilant , take
every instruction given them in a lit
eral sense. They will arrest anybody
or anything that violates city ordi
A short time ago there was a col
lision between two automobiles , one of
the machines being so bndly damaged
that It had to be left at the place
where the accident occurred. The per
sons occupying the machine were
promptly bundled into the auto which
was able to proceed , and the entire
party went to the police station.
Hut that did not excuse the broken
car. It was formally arrested on the
spot and an olllcer detailed to sec that
it did not get up and limp back to Its
garage. By some chance the broken
automobile was forgotten for two days ,
at the end of which time the police
captain discovered that he was shy one
gendarme. Investigation discovered
the gendarme asleep In the machine ,
where he had camped out ever since
charged with its care. And It Is very
i old uji on this Mexican plateau at
night , as the City of Mexico is mo-e
'han a mile above sea level.
Tires arc few and far between in the
City o * Mexico , as most of the bulk !
ings are built either of stone or adobe
with walls two feet or more In thick
lies * ; . The tire department is there
fore elementary in character , ami wlie1
It turns out on parade It resembles : i
dug and puny circus The engine I'
about the size of a teakettle and Is
spiritedly dragged around by a little
long cured burro.
There was a tire In a photograph
gallery not long ago , and the depart
ment was called out. The gallery was
situated on the third tloor , and the to
tally inadequate engine was unable to
get a stream that high. When the
lire company arrived at the scene the
jefe in charge lined all of his men up
along the sidewalk nnd carefully call
ed the roll before they were permitted
to get busy with the flre. The flre.
of course , took every advantage of
this opportunity , and by the time the
firemen got on the job It was beyond
Among the fire fighting equipment
was a small extension ladder , and it
required fifteen minutes to erect it ,
and then no one seemed to care to
ascend it , and they cannot be blamed
in view of what happened afterward.
Finally , some five minutes after the
ladder had boon set in place , one
brave soul essayed the ascent , and
lust as he reached the top of the lad
der it collapsed and slid together.
This landed the daring fireman op
posite the second story balcony.
lie stepped off on the balcony into
safety and was rewarded with u thun
der of "bravos ! " from the spectators
below. Tipping his hat In apprecia
tion of the applause , ho stood there ,
the admired of all beholders , while
his companions in arms below cheer
ed as wildly as the rest. Having
faithfully performed their duty , they
watched the tire burn Itself out and
then called a policeman and arrested
It , also the proprietor , because in Mexico
ice If a lire occurs In your establish
ment you must tell the authorities all
about it. uive your real name and be
glad to escape with a life sentence.
Raising To.ids For Market.
A wide awake itocky mountain hus
tler out in Grecley , Colo. , Is raising for
sale garden toads to catch garden In
sects nnd pests i25 cents a toad. The
toad is guaranteed to catch several
thousand insects , worms , etc. , n month.
Danes to Doom Agriculture.
Nearly $ .3,000.000 will be spent for
the encouragement of agriculture by
the Danish government this year.
"Want Advertising" will serve you
In finding the loser of the article you
find or , falling that , In establishing
your moral right to keep It. This
"right" docs not exist at all until
you've made a reasonable and real
effort to restore the article to the
loser and you have not done this until
you've advertised It !
A. Newi want d will nt It
AMERICAN KILLED IN MEXICO.
Ranchman Wounded Some Days Ago ,
Dies from Effects of It.
Washington , April S. George W.
Crltchllold. the American who was
shot from ambush several days ago at
his ranch near Ttixtnn , Mexico , died
\/'sterday. / Thlit fact was reported to
1 the state department today In a tele-
| griiin from Clareme A. Miller. Amer
I lean consulate at Tamplco.
M'FARLAND RECEIVED $3 ,
ALL IN NICKELS AND
DIMES , FOR HIS
Packy McFarlaml. the Chicago
lightweight , took up lighting be
cause he didn't want to go to
"My mother would fend me
out In the morning , " said he the
other day , "but nothing doing In
that line for me. I hummed my
away along yes. that's Just the
word , bummed my way and
naturally I bent my footsteps
along the fliMit road
"I got SI ! for my tirst light , and.
say , It was all In nickels nnd
dimes. I thouuht I had all the
money In the world , but when
my manager took $ I.0 away
from me I was not so rich 1 got
$0.dOO afterward for fighting
Jimmy Brltt. the largest sum I
ever earned with my dukes , but
It did not seem us h ! < ; to me as
that S1..V ) In the old days. "
McFarlaml derived the nick
name Parky from his little . : .
kid sister When the stockyards Y
wonder started fighting It was
dlllliMilt fur her to twist the In
fantile tongue to Patrick , Me-
Farlnnd's real given name , and
In the Insistence of lisping child
hood she called her brother
Packy. The name stuck.
Ainsworth Business Change.
Ainsworth. Neb. , April 8. Special
to The News : Dr. 1. W. Meffered sold
his drug store on Thursday of this
week to Or. II. .1. White of this city
and Dr. J. J. Evans of Idaho Falls ,
Ida. Dr. Evans was formerly of
Springview. Possession will be given
hi about two weeks. Dr. Mefferod will
continue his optical business in this
More than a half inch of moisture
has fallen here this week and the
ground is in line condition for work.
Harvey .1. Ford , 74 years old , one of
the original homesteaders on Buffalo
Flats , was buried here today.
Miss Malah Wales , daughter of
Henry A. Wales and wife of Lakeland ,
this county , and William If. McKnight ,
a druggist of Long Pine , were mar
ried Wednesday at the home of the
Charles Schram to Retire.
The March number of "The North
western , " a monthly magazine issued
by Northwestern railway employes ,
contains a picture and the following
story of Charles Schram , the well
known Norfolk engineer , who has de
cided to retire : .
It is a pleasure to tlio writer of tills
article to be able to say we have lived
close neighbor to Charley Schram for
a ( juarter of a century and know
whereof we speak when we say he is
a good neighbor in the true sense of
the word. Recently Charley's health
has not been good and he finally de
cided to retire , the company placing
him upon the pension roll.
.Mr. Schram was born in Culborg ,
Germany , in ISoO , but when 14 years
of age his parents decided to come to
"the land of the free , " taking a home
near Chicago. Five years later Char
ley went to Hoone , la. , nnd took em
ployment in the roundhouse with the
Chicago and Northwestern railway.
While on the first rung of the ladder
Charley won for a life partner Miss
Minnie Kinuey , who lias proved to be
one of the "uncrowned queens" of
America. To them live daughters and
three sons have been horn , all living
save John , the first boy , who died just
as he reached his manhood.
In 1S7C Charley was sent out firing ,
and on St. Patrick's day , 1S81 , was
promoted to be an engineer , so while
his brothers from the Emerald Isle
were celebrating their national holi
day , Charles was having a little cele
bration of liis own. He was running a
pusher on Mongonla at the time Kate
Shelley's name was made famous , and
was sent west to inspect the track.
While walking over a bridge across a
swollen stream , ahead of Section Fore
man John O'Neill , a tie gave way and
John was carried to his death.
Here Thirty-one Years.
In 18S5 Charley came to the then
K. E. & M. V. Ky. . now the N. & W.
division of the Chicago and North
western , and took an engine , running
out of Norfolk , where he built him a
beautiful home , In which he has since
resided. He and his good wife have
the happy faculty of knowing a good
tiling when they see it , and they have
been successful with their invest
ments. When they got a piece of prop
erty they immediately improved it
and set out trees , thus giving nature a
chance to help them. ,
Charley has played a good game at
railroading , and when his turn came
he was always ready , lie had no fear
of heavy train nor long switch lists ,
and when the howling blizzard swept
across the prairies he never flinched ,
but stood his ground.
His two remaining sons are with
the Chicago and Northwestern rail
way. Hobert is construction store
keeper at KInzIe street , while Amlel
Is following In his father's footsteps
nnd Is running an engine out of Nor
Seeding in Trlpp County.
Wltten , S. D. , April 8. Special to
The News : Seeding IB well under
way in this part of the country. Old ,
experienced farmers say that they
never saw winter wheat show a better
prospect for a crop at this season of
the year than It does now. The past
week has been cloudy , with showers
of rain and sleet , and at times showed
Indications of a regular old time bliz
zard. It began snowing Wednesday
evening and snow covered the ground.
Pleasures of the Week.
Mr. nnd MlI1' II S ( ott cnici t.in.i . < t
u Miui'l compnn > of I'llciidv jn i ,
o' < lock dinner on Moudii ) cvcniiu n
honor of their guest , .Mrs. ( ice. . . <
Slert of Omaha. After diniu-i the
guests enjoyed having Mrs Slert MHV
Cards furnished amusement for the
Miss Adella lliichhol/ entertained
the Thimble and Needlu club nt a
regular social meeting at her home.
4M ! South Fifth street Wednesday r\e-
nlng. Refreshments were sencd b\
Mrs W. R. Jones was pleasantly
surprised last Friday when fourteen
lady friends ciiino to spend the after
noon. The guests brought refresh
incuts and a delightful afternoon was
Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Walters enter
tallied a company of friends last Sun
day evening , at their homo on South
Ninth street in honor of Glen Cnilmii ,
.Mrs George Williams entertained
the Ladles Guild of Trinity churdi oil
ladies of Christ Lutheran
church held a very successful bazaar
and cn'Ju1 sale this afternoon.
.Mrs. C. K. Hartford was hostess to
the ladles of the Christian church on
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Losch of West
Point arrived at noon today and will
spend Sunday in Norfolk.
Mrs. S. M. Brndcn returned Thurs
day noon from a stay of several weeks
GAMBLE HT WHITE HOUSE.
Reiterates Belief that Elliott Will be
Named South Dakota Judge.
Washington , April 8. Bright and
early Senator Gamhlo paid another
visit to the white house relative to
the South Dakota judgshlp. Mr. Gam-
bio reiterated his belief that James D.
Elliott would bo named to the judgeship -
ship in South Dakota in succession
to John K. Carland.
Brewer Whom Folk Could Not Get Ex
tradited Returns to St. Louis.
St. Louis-- . April S Hills Walnwright ,
a millionaire brewer , who was in Kn-
rope when ho was indicted in I HOI , on
a charge of bribery in connection with |
a street railway franchise , has surren
dered to the sheriff. Ho was released
on $20,000 bonds.
STOCKMAN KILLS FOUR.
Fear That Another Family Had Fallen
Billings. Mont. . April S. Fear that
Ralph Bridges and his family had fall
en victims to the insane fury of Cliff
Roots , Bridges' stepfather , are set at
rest. When Root was slaying the kin
of his former and present wife ,
Bridges was stopping at the home of
In the course of Roots' raid he went
to the ranch of Harry Dunn. Dunn re
fused to come out of his cabin and
Roots rode away.
Cliff Roots , stockman , shot his fa
ther-in-law , F. A. Rehder ; his son-in-
law , James Bridges ; Mrs. W. S.
Thompson , who is Roots' first wife's
sister ; his own wife , and then blew
his own brains out.
SOUTH DAKOTA AT A GLANCE.
The Ad club of Sioux Falls has tak
en up the task of making Sioux Falls
Eric Olson Forsen , one of the oldest
settlers of Wenster , died nt the age of
State Senator Duncan A. McPherson
is being boomed by his friends for the
The acreage sown In alfalfa in the
southwestern part of the state Is stead
Carroll & Almond of Miller have in
700 acres of wheat nnd expect to sow
1,000 acres In all.
It is rumored that the Milwaukee
road will build that cutoff between
Marlon and Sioux Falls.
Kennebec , S. D. , business men have
raised ? 300 for a ball club. A grand
stand will be erected at the old park.
The April term of the supreme court
began Wednesday with an examina
tion of applicants for admission to the
A series of celebrations will be pull
ed off at Kennebec the coming sum
mer , including the Lyman County Old
Settlers' association and G. A. R. re
union in June. i
Musicians at Mclntosh have -
ized a band.
The receipts of the secretary of
state for March were $2,918.
Belle Fourche has added a broom
factory to Its list of Industries.
The South Dakota Presbytery will
assemble at Scotland on April 11-12.
Jesse T. Seeley , a pioneer merchant
of Milbank , died at Lake City , Minn.
Frank Rlvo , a well known horseman
at Vermllllon , Is dead of tuberculosis.
Ramona Is pulling off a bitter fight
over the question of licensing saloons ,
The Mitchell schools will teach man
ual training in the lower grades next
Prospects for bumper crops In Ly-
man county this year were never
Colonel S , E. Young has tendered
his resignation to the state board of
charities to become a candidate for
governor of South Dakota.
Governor Vessey has appointed as
delegates to the international moth-
This new , all-'round
Cleanser in handy sift
er can , takes all the
hard work out of keep
ing things clean. It's i ]
much quicker too.
1 fl Lata °
Pots , pans , kettles , wood
work , floors , shelves , painted
walls , windows , metals , cut
lery , in the bath room , pantry -
try , kitchen , in fact throughout -
out the house.
Painted woodwork and
walls require care in cleaning
do it easily and safely with
Old Dutch Cleanser.
The New Way
Sprinkle a very little Old
Dutch Cleanser on cloth or
sponge , rub easily , rinse with
clean wet cloth and wipe diy
No caustic or acid. Avoid \
them , ( Not a soap powder )
Just Won Try It
ers' congress at AVaslilugton , D. C ,
April 25 , Miss Aunts Daugherty , Yank
ton ; Mrs. C. II. Burke. Pierre ; Mrs. K
W. Martin. Deadwood ; Mrs. R. J. Gam
ble. Ynnkton ; Mrs. II. C. Shober. High
MARTIN MINORITY LEADER.
Virginia Man Opposed by Brynn is
Named by Democrats in Senate.
Washington , April 8. Senator Mai
( in of Virginia at the democratic Hen
ate caucus was selected as chairman
and minority leaderduring , the pro * ,
ent congress. Ho received 21 out of
the Ii" voles cast , 1C going1 to Sonatoi
Itcnjamin F. Shively of Indiana , \vho
was then elected vlco chairman.
Senator Chilton of West Virginia
was elected secretary of the caucus
the two last named places having been
filled by acclamation. Senator Owen
declined a re-election as secretary.
PAVELKA AND TAYLOR MEET.
No Fall in the Handicap Match Pulled
Off at Plainvlew.
Plainview , Neb. , April 8. Special to
The News : There was no fall In the
andicap wrestling match between Ben
I'avelka of Verdlgro and "Burke
Giant" ( G. A. Taylor ) of Newman
GroM- , last night. Pavulka was to
throw Taylor twice in an hour. There
was apparently no advantage. The
two men will wrestle to a finish hero
next Friday night.
Pounds the Sore Ear.
St. Joseph , April 8. Rudolph Un-
holu , the Boer lightweight , was knock
ed out in the third round of a sched
uled fifteen-round bout by Toinmj
.Moore of Chicago here. Unholy was
sulfering from an infected ear , duo to
an operation , and Moore won by
pounding the injured member. Kddie
Howard of St. Louis and Willie Shaf
fer of St. Louis fought eight rounds
to a draw in the seml-wlndup.
Knocked Cold by Packey.
Racine , Wis. , April 8. Packey Mc-
Farland had things all his own way in
his battle with Maurice Bloom , the
Chicago Ghetto boy. who has been
coming to the front recently and the
battle ended in the eighth round when
Bloom was knocked out after having
been a aggressor in nearly every
A Mutiny In Lisbon.
Lisbon , April 8. Discontented be
cause of new regulations , some of the
workmen employed In the arsenal mu-
tinted here. They seized a tug and
steamed out to the cruiser San Gabriel
and asked protection , but were driven
off. Later they attempted to force
their way Into the ministry of marine.
The republican guard and marines ,
who were hastily summoned , quelled
the revolt nnd occupied the arsenal.
BRYAN AND TAFT TALK PEACE.
Bryan Has a Plan Which He Thinks
Would Solve the Problem.
Washington , April 8. President
Taft and William J. Bryan talked
about peace yesterday. Other things
may have como In the hour's discus-
slon the president and the Nebraska ! )
had at the while- house but Interim-
tlonal peace predominated.
Mr. Bryan was particularly Interest
ed In proprlatlon submitted by him to
President Taft moro than a year ago ,
which ho thought might do much to
prevent war a commission to which
disputes between nations might bo
submitted. The commission's findings
would not bind the countries Involved
but they would bo published to the
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