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    ' 20 'TJtE OMJkHA , DAILY J1E1W STJUfBAY , MAT 8 , IS98.
Dr. Gcorgo F , Shrady Points Out the Way
for Young Doctoral
antid ClMMMlrnl Kdnontlon nn K-ncit-
tlnl Poiinrtntlon Then Itnmiltnl
Experience nnrt ! ! l
Ilendr tor Prnrtlcc.
"Tho way to succeed In mcdlclno Is ,
briefly , to look upon your profession as the
noblest In the world , and to follow It as
such , with courage and onthuslanm , " said
Dr. Ocorgo F. Shrady , the distinguished
physician of presidents , and veteran editor
at the Medical Record.
"But let us begin at the beginning" con
tinued Dr. Shrady. "Let us take the would-
'bo medical student standing on the thres
hold of hla career. The question you ask
me Is , 'How Is this young man going to
succeed as a practitioner ot the science of
medicine ? '
"In the first place , your typical ro'ing '
man must consider whether or not he Is
ultcd for the medical profession at nil.
Docs he experience a vocation , nn nbso-
lute call toward the life of a physician ?
Does ho loolt upon medicine ai Bonr ! > hln3
far more than a mere money-maklm ? pur
suit ? Is he content to devote lilt whola
mind to the study of medical science and
Its development , to study morning , noon
and night , and to continue unceasingly to
Innxlouity InnulrcA regarding her offiprlnni'
A cold sweat broke out on the physician's
face. Already ho saw himself disgraced ,
hulmlllntcd by lack of knowledge. To gain
time ho Btnmmerlngly told the woman that
the child was suffering from conjunctivitis ,
I. * „ from a running nt the eyes.
" 'Ah. then , doctor , dcnr , ' remarked hla
patient's mother , rather discontentedly , 'you
needn't bo putting me off wld your Jonfl
lintln names. Sure. I know what measles
looks like , as well as you do. ' The word
came Just In time. A case of measles It
was and a very ordinary one ; but my friend
would not have recognized tha symptoms
but for the mother's lucky Intervention
You can wager that ho never mode a mis
take about measles again.
A Tnrn In Europe.
"If there Is enough of his capital left after
the post-gradualo course has undcd , your
young doctor ought to study awhile In Eu
rope , and at the same time Increase his
knowledge of modern languages. In this
great cosmopolitan country every physician
should bo a linguist.
"Equipped thus thoroughly for a practical
start In life , let Dr. Young Man lay not aside
his books. Until death beckons him away
he must rend and study. All the new books ,
all the medical periodicals , all the latest In
struments and contrivances must bo fa
miliar to him. Ho must keep fully abreast
of the rapid tide of medical Improvement ,
or else drop hopelessly and almost uselessly
behind. From the day that I graduated 1
have never ceased to study , and I shall
never cease to study until the end. If your
young trtnn does not like the prospect of
lifelong labor , let him not hope to become
a successful physician.
"Tho first question Dr. Young Jinn f s,3 |
.Study until death shall summon him to his
reward ? Unless your young man can an
swer these questions In the nfllrmathe , he
had better glvo up all thoughts of be
coming a doctor , and look out for somu
moro suitable walk In life.
"Supposing , however , that a strom ; tist-
ural Inclination toward mcdlclno actuates
him , and that ho la enable of grasping the
true scope of that grand profession , jour
typical student will appreciate a. frank talk
on the subject of 'getting on. ' First of all ,
ho must not dream of beginning his medi
cal studies until ho has acquired a sc > : .id ,
classical ( and , If possible , college ) educa
tion. There Is no such thing as Insptiatlon
In medicine. Hard work and knowledge , to
gether with the Inborn vocation hitherto
dwelt upon , are tbo physician's stock in
trade. Therefore , to the would-bo student ,
I say : 'Go flrst to a college and build the
foundation of your career. ' A college educa
tion , or ut least an education under a flrst-
class private tutor , is Indispensable.
"You may ask me : 'If this bo so , what
Is the poor boy to do ? What Is to become
of America's pride , the proverbial penniless
lad who cannot afford college , and yet wants
to bo a successful physician ? ' It may sound
cruel , but my advice to that boy. It ho wants
to bo happy. Is to give up all thoughts of
mzdlclnc. Of course one such lad In a
thousand has the real grit In him , cal
culated to overcome nil obstacles. If ho
really wanta to bo a doctor , he will do It in
the long run ; but take my word for It , he
will go through college flrst , If he has to
work hU way. Such a boy reminds one of
Wendell Holmes' simile ot the horse with a
ctar In his forehead. The other horses
make all the running at the outset ot the
race ; hut look out for the horse with the
star on his forehead he Is going to pass
the winning post flrst. In the long run.
Stnily nt Medicine.
"When your student has taken his degree
in arts ( and In science , too , If possible )
ho Is ready to take up medicine but not
bcforo. No roan who jumps out of a high
school straight Into a medical college can
hope to amount to much. It Is just aa well
to frankly admit right hero that some capi
tal Is necessary to study properly. Medi
cine Is the most absorbing of professions ,
and no medical neophyte can afford to be
hampe'red by pecuniary considerations. Ho
should bo able to remain In college until
ho Is 20 or 21 , nnd then give up his whole
working time to his four or flve years of
medical preparation. Let lilra not think of
cklng out his subsUtance by writing or
other forms of outside labor. Even should
ho obtain a degree under such conditions ,
ho cannot bo n competent doctor. Medicine
Is a jealous sweetheart It allows of no
"Here , then , wa have Sir. Typical Young
Sinn , bachelor of tirts , well grounded In
classics and science , conversant with French
and German ( this Is n great desideratum ) ,
nnd about to enter upon mcdlclno ppper.
His flrst step must b < i to join a good medi
cal college. He ran get ns good nn educa
tion here In America as ho can In Buropc ,
Indeed the clinical advantages are actually
better In New York , Chicago , Philadelphia
and Boston than they are anywhere else in
the world. The details of the four years'
course may bo picked up In any college
catalogue ; and such n course , under the
costly conditions now obtaining , will cou
( exclusive of personal expenses ) from $400
to $450 per year. The degree of SI. D.
thus fairly won , a year or moro spent by
way of post graduate course , and In the
hospitals , must follow. Kvery conscientious
physician procures a hospital diploma be
fore going out Into the world ; nnd ho learns
moro In that last year than ho has done In
all bis previous term of study. The con
tagious diseases hospitals , too , nuiBt be
familiar ground to htm. Let mo
give you an anecdote , Illustrating
the grave difficulty under which |
a young physician , who has not
regularly attended the contagious wards ,
lutut Inl > or. A doctor of my acquaintance.
lrjt well known , but then Just graduated ,
WM lustily tummonrd to attend a sick child
) u city tenement. He could not diagnose
tb * | IMJ uffervr'i c * o , aa they did not
t4wU M * iUifloui dUeaies to bis hospital.
Tfc * tJM' toother , M houcit Irishwoman ,
himself IB very often this : 'Shall I devote
myself to general practice , or start to win
fame as a specialist ? ' By all means bo a
general practitioner. Dr. Young Man ! You
will novcr amount to much aa a specialist
unless you do. Going out of college Into n
special branch of medicine Is like beginning
to build a pyramid at the apex. The doctor
of the future is going to bo an 'all-around'
physician ; and you can take my v.-ord for 11
that the very best specialists are those thai
are forced by circumstances into their par
ticular line of work. No surgeon can suc
ceed unless ho has practiced as a general
practitioner. Suppose n disease of the eye
depends , as Is frequently the cast * , upon an
other disease which has its seat In the Kid
neys. When your oculist , who is merely an
oculist , la called In , how can ho euro the
disease without being familiar with Kidney
troubles ? Or , how can a surgeon operate on
the stomach thoroughly unless ho Is con
versant with the general laws of the stomach
ach ? It will bo time enough for Dr. Young
Man to think of becoming a specialist when
ho has built up a good general practice.
"Now , ns to the field of labor to bo chosen.
Largo cities arc poor places to start in , ua-
less the young doctor has sufficient funds to
keep him going during the years of dreary
watting which must bo his. . Go to a country
town or small city , Dr. Young Man that Is
my honest advice. There you will have a
chance of getting noticed. Emergency cases
are possible there. In big cities tbo hospital
ambulance takes such cases from you , while
the huge army of other practitioners pre
vent you from coming to the front. The Ufa
of a doctor In a country town is , to my mind
most enviable. Ho grows old with the old
folk ; ho sees the young folk grow up around
him. If he Is the right sort ot man every
body esteems and respects him. Of course
practice In a country town has Us limita
tions. Fame docs not often come In the
country doctor's way , nor does his yearly
Income rlso beyond a certain limit. But he
Is , or ought to be , very happy , the country
llrniu-liliiK Oat.
"When you have practiced and made some
money In the country , one can follow the
trend of one's ambition , and set up a metro
politan office. But It is just as well to be
prepared for failure fiat , miserable , heart
breaking failure. I knew a doctor who was
making $17,000 per annum In a New Jersey
town. Ho was discontented , and yearned foe
farao nnd n city reputation. Accordingly he
came to New York. In three years ho had
lost all his money , and now ho Is back In
New Jersey , trying to recover his old prac
tice. On the other hand , I have known o
country doctors , nnd even of young grad
uates , who started In Now York , and ac
quired fame and fortune. But let mo frankly
confess that there Is n great deal of thu
chnnco clement In metropolitan reputations
"Tho young doctor should go away from
homo \\hen ho begins to practice. 'No mai
Is a prophet In his own country , ' says the
old maxim. I knew of a splendidly equlppei
young physician who set up In his native
village , hoping that family Influence would
help him along. Quite the contrary oc
curred. People would say : 'Why , I once
boxed his cars for stealing my apples. You
don't catch mo going to a mere boy HUe bin
for advice , ' Within twelve months my
young confrere found out his mistake
packed his trunk and opened another otllce
200 miles away. Now ho Is doing famously
"Your typical young doctor Is doubtle *
desirous for advlco regarding the sort o
office he should select. Some people thlnl
that what is termed 'bluff' goes a long way
in young physicians ; but there never wa
such a mistake as this. The days of 'Sawyc
late Nockemorf are over for good. Peopl
are not going to be taken In by gaudy ofilccs
stylish turnouts and the pretense ot a big
'practice. They know that young doctors or
not rushed to death by business , and sucl
display Is wasted on them. Let your ofllc
and surroundings be what your means wll
allow , Dr. Young Man ! Do not overate
that limit. Debt Is the shoal upon whlc
many a youthful physician's ship Is lost , an
debt Is unavoidable wbea one lives bcyoni
ono'a means.
"Dr. Young Man should work -on th
legitimate Hues ot bis profession alone
Tolltlci or public llfo belong not to hl
' province : When doctor becomes n
politician , ha' ceases to bo n conscientious
physician , With ut the motto Is , or ought
, to bo , 'No sutor ultra cropIdnmP 'ahoe-
makcr , stick to your last. ' Contributing la
I literature on medical or scientific subject * I
I regard , however , ns wholly within the doc-
| I tor's province. Indeed , by that means ho
keeps up tslth the onnard march til thu
! better.
Stmlr o * Current Sclrncr.
I "That reminds mo that too much stress
| cannot be laid on the study of current
science. Electricity , mathematics , chemis
try all the exact sciences , In fact , arj usc-
I ful , perhaps Indispensable. One novcr ' news
| what now discovery In any ono ot thcso
highways or byways of learning may change
the whole course of our belief. Also ono
never knows what discoveries It may be our
own happy let to light upon. Accidental
finds have led to most of the great revolu
tions In medical knowledge. The circula
tion of the blood , the theory of vaccination ,
the Roentgen ray they wore all discovered
by accident. But you may be curtain that
ho men who discovered these things were
ound scientists , who kept their eyes wide
> en , and know how to grasp an opportu-
ity.'I cannot too much emphasize the need
f health In n young doctor. 'Physician ,
aep thyself healthy , ' ought to bo the
rovcrb for us. A well-dloted , healthy
octor , who takes his flve-mllo walk dally ,
cod not fear Infection very much. 'All
ork nnd no play makes Jack a dull doctor ; '
ut , then , Jack ought not to run to the
pposlte extreme of all play nnd no work ,
ther. Business ability , natural or acquired ,
s necessary , If the physician would make
good Income. Let him avoid giving credit ,
his patient Is too poor to pay , charity
nd the maxim of Hypocrates should make
Im lend his skill gratuitously. But steer
lear of the trust nystcra ns far aa possible ,
r. Young Man. Business habits should bo
ultlvatcd , too. Once acquire a reputation
or getting up at 6 a. m. , and you can sleep
ntll noon wish to. Don't bo too
nxlous about getting your vacation. Re-
nnln In town during the summer , even If
10 heat annoys you and visions of the sea-
ide nnd the country como to tempt you.
cmomber that during the summer the suc-
essful physicians are nearly all away. That
s your chance. In the abscnco of the blg-
Igs you may be called In , nnd , once called
n , bo sure to make a good Impression.
"Absolute honesty Is a sine qua non , nnd
Iscretlon ought to be spelled with a capital
In the doctor's dictionary. It is perilously
asy for a young physician to be Indiscreet.
V boyish desire to brag , foolish confidence
n some unworthy friend or n thoughtless
leldlng to the wiles of the 'pumper , ' may
cad Dr. Young Man Into unwise admissions.
Ind the results of a single Indiscretion are
ftcn Incalculably bad ! A physician is
ntrusted with more secrets than even a
onfcasor. Ho should learn to appreciate
lie great trus Imposed in htm nnd piove
himself deserving of such extraordinary
Don't Hurry to Get Hiuli.
"Your typical young man should not eu-
er the -medical profession with a view of
getting rich. Should he do so ho will not
nly show himself unworthy , but ho will
also oxperlence bitter disappointment. A
good doctor is always sure of a competence ;
a great doctor may make a large Income ;
but no doctor need hope to amass u fortune
hrough the pursuit ot modlclue alone. In
vestments nnd the like may swell his cof-
ers ; but buolncss carea take hla mind from
his work , nnd that is not as it should be.
'amo is a more legitimate rabltion , but
Dr. Young Man will learn by the time
that he gets to be Dr. Old Man the true
emptiness of the chase after fame. Let mi-
Illustrate this by mentioning a certain
chronicle annually published by the alumni
of n medical college. Thlq chronicle has
yearly reports from doctors all over the
globe. It Is Interesting to read the letters
of the younger men ambitious , restless ,
dissatisfied , yearning for fame and crying
out against restraining environment. But
when one turns to the reports sent la by
old doctors , physicians of long standing and
experience , there Is a remarkable change.
A placid content pervades these brief epis
tles. The writers are fairly well off , and
eminently satisfied with their work. Day
by day they save life and relieve sufferlntf.
Tholr sons are going to college , and by
and by will follow their fathers' footsteps.
One or two of these old men have achieved
real famo. But the majority , whllo not fa
mous , are apparently quite happy.
"Tho perfect doctor , wo nro told , must
have 'an eagle's eye , a lady's hand , and
a lion's heart. ' But the 'lion's heart' sig
nifies courngo only. The physician must
bo much more than
courageous. His must
be a nerve of Iron , with the quickness and
recourse of a general. No emergency should
find him wanting. Every doctor gets his
opportunity , sooner or later ; but to row ,
Indeed , is given n second chance. There
fore , ho that would
prosper must kcop his
lamp trimmed , and hold himaelf e\cr in
"Such , " concluded Dr. "
Shrady. "is the rule
of life , which I would lay down for the
guidance of him who desires to succeed
In medicine. Ours Is a very crowded pro
fession ( there Is a physician , I believe to
every fifty persons In this
country ) , but
among doctors , as among all sorts * nil con
ditions of men , the fittest
are bound to our-
vlvo. Your young phy iclan should never
forget to emulate the Baying of Cicero , Hint
those who heal the Ills of their fellow-ien ,
are next to the gods. ' "
The ( handle of a new shaving brush Is
hollow and contains a stick of soap , which
Is fo/rced / Into the bristles by a spring til
discharge a small quantity when the brush
Is dipped in hot water.
Outdoor chairs and benches for parks are
provided with hinged backs , which can bo
closed over the seat to protect It from the
weather and keep It dry when It rains.
Ribbons and fabrics can bo easily meas
ured by n new device consisting of a grad
uated strip of paper , which Is rolled in the
fabric before It leaves the factory , being
unwound nnd torn off as the cloth Is sold.
A recently patented punching bag frame
has the bag hung on a rigid rod , with n
universal Joint at the top nnd a pneumatic
ring around the framn to form a cushion
for the rod to strike against.
When a newly designed fountain pen falls
to work 'an auxiliary pen can bo pushed
down to take its place by operating a
( Hiding ring on the holder , the second pen
being Intended for use with an Ink bottle.
To excavate dirt from cellars or river
beds a new machine has an endless chain
revolving on wheels on opposite sides of
the 'excavation ' , with buckets or scrapers ,
to bo attached to the chain and scrape the
dirt up to a place where It can bo carted
Bicycles can bo fitted with n now pave
ment cleaning device to keep the wheel
from getting muddy , which Is made of a
cylinder brush held In n frame ahead of the
front nheel and geared to tha uxlo to revolve -
volvo and sweep the street as'tho wheel
man rides along.
Dead centers on bicycle cranks are elim
inated by n now sprocket wheel , which haa
a curved slot cut on ono sldo of the center.
In which a lug on the movable crank fits ,
nnd Is held In place by a rubber pad , which
throws the crank out of line when pressure
of the foot Is released.
A Michigan man has designed an Identi
fication tag which cannot bo destroyed by
fro or water , the outer casing being made
of metal and carrying an asbestos tablet , In
which the name Is stamped. The tablet Is
covered by a metal cup and the tag can be
attached to tbo body l < y an asbestos strap.
A now vehicle tire Is composed of an In
flatable tube , on the running surface of
which is placed a V-shaped shoo of cork ,
toughened by immersion In a heated liquid ,
composed of alcohol , camphor and glycer
ine , the sole protecting the tube from
uuucturo ,
Organisations m Forty-Seven Towns intho
from Officer * Slmvr tlmt Much
Work U'nWlnu Done to Hu-
eourrtun ( lie Htutly
of Art.
A neat and fjtailrchcnslvo year book has
boon recently Icsu'cd by the State Federation
of Women's Clubs , giving a review of the
work donn during the year ns shown In
the reports of various committees and of the
librarian. It also contains a number of rec
ommendations for the consideration ot each
club , together with a , llst of the sevonty-
thrco clubs comprising the organization ,
with the officers and the lines ofoil ; lu'xcn
up during thu year. The list shows u total
number of 3,500 uieinbcis , representing
forty-savcn towns.
Among the tccommondatlons mnclo to each
club it IB suggested that u committee bu
appointed to co-operate with teachers In
duvlalng ways of procuring good pictures for
school rooms and to encourage the study of
art and art history. . It Is also thought de-
slrnblo that the clubs throughout the state
dototo a portion of their attention to town
and vlllaga Improvements , to the end of
promoting the beauty and cleanliness of the
streets , etc. Another suggestion la made In
the direction of establishing rest roonia In
the market touns for the comfort and en
tertainment of the wives and children of
farmers. Finally , the clubs are Invited to
co-opernto in the work undertaken by the
Federation and thu opinion [ a expressed that
as each individual has something character
istic to contribute to her club so each club
has something to contribute to the fedura-
The offer Is made on behalf of the Art
department of the Omaha Woman's club
that its collection of photographs of the
old masters , numbering about 300 pictures , Is
at the service of the federation library.
They will bo sent to clubs in various portions
tions of the state on application.
The report of the librarian states that two
years ago tha Nebraska federation took up
the matter of n traveling library. The
project was started on a fund of $200 and
during the first year sixty books were pur
chased and aunt out to eight different cluba.
From this small start the work hns grown
to quite extensive proportions. Thu year
book contains a list of the books available
In this library.
The officers ot the federation for the cur
rent year are as follows : Mrs. B. M. Stout-
cnborougli , I'laUsmoulh , president ; Mrs. E.
M. Cobb , , York , vlco president ; Mrs. Henri
etta Smith , Omaha , secretary ; Mrs. M. V.
Nichols , Beatrice , treasurer ; Mrs. Ella 3.
harsh , Nebraska City , auditor ; SIra. G. M.
Lambertson , Lincoln , librarian ; Mrs. Z. T.
Llndsoy , Omaha , chairman state correspondence -
once ; Mrs. Harriet II. Heller , Omaha , Mrs.
Matilda U. McConncll , Lincoln , Mrs. Ellen
M. Austin , Stnntans committee on educa
tion , i 1
The following , ls , the list of clubs In the
Nebraska federation , with location and
nnino of the club , names ot president and
secretary , membership , and study topics for
the last year's work :
Albion The "ttistery and Art club ; Mrs.
Mabel C. Howell. president ; Miss Millie F.
Mayer , socretam 3oplc , history ; member
ship , 17. l - I
Alma Self-Culture club ; Mrs. C. M. Mil
ler , president ; "Miss Lovle L. Graham , sec
retary ; toples.rjcurrent events , history , lit
erature and parliamentary laws ; member
ship , 34. 'IL' ' 5 "
Ashland Woman s club ; Mrs. S. S. Falos ,
president ; Mrs. Hugo Wlggenhorn , secre
tary ; topics , art , current events , literature
and child study ; membership , 39.
Auburn Mental Culture club ; Mrs. John
Frelchcs , president ; Mrs. W. H. Stowell ,
secretary ; topics , history and literature ;
membership , 17. ,
Aurora Nineteenth Century club ; Mrs. E ,
W. Hurlburt , president ; Mra. F. A. Hyde ,
secretary ; topics , literature and current
events ; membership , 23.
Woman's Culture club ; Sirs. Jennie A ,
Glpver , presl'dent ; Mrs. N. J. Torln , secre
tary ; topics , history , American authors anc
current events ; membership , IS.
Beatrice Woman's club ; Mrs. S. S
Dcutsch , president ; Miss Belle Wyntt , sec
retary ; topics , art , history , literature and
current events ; membership , 32.
Cedar Bluffs Woman's club ; Mrs. Nellie
Staats , president ; Mrs. Myrtle Wulrath , sec
retary ; topics , art , history , lltcraturn ; mem
bership , 28.Clulm
Clulm mill More Cliibx.
Columbus Woman's club : Mrs. C. A
Brindley , president ; Mrs. M. F. Becker
secretary ; topics , art , current events , house
hold economics , literature , mualc ; member
ship , sixty.
Crete Columbian club : Mrs. J. W. Rhine
president ; Mrs. Maud Moore , secretary
topics , history and literature ; membership
Mutual Improvement Club Mrs. M
E. Halght , president ; Mrs. J. P. Vance
secretary ; topics , literature and parliamen
tary law ; membership , fourteen.
Round Table Club Mrs. C. W. Doano
president ; Mrs. F. E. Norrls , secretary ; top
ics , literature , parliamentary law and soda *
economics ; membership , 15.
Social and Literary Club Mrs. M. E. Jill-
son , president ; Mrs. A. A. Reed , secretary
topics , art , literature , parliamentary law ;
membership , 18.
Sorosis Mrs. Cclla Drake , president ; Mlsi
Marie L. Willson , secretary ; topics , child
study , parliamentary law , history , curren'
events ; membership , 17.
David City Inglesldo club , Mrs. T. J
Ayers , president ; Mrs. Hortenso Snow , sec
retary ; topic , history ; membership , 23.
Falls City Weekly Research club , Mrs. C
F. Rccvis , president ; Mrs. A. G. Wanner
secretary ; topics , history and current topics
membership , 10.
Falrbury Woman's club , Mrs. A. H. Let
ton , president ; Mrs. E. M. Hole , secretary
'household economics , cur
topics , history ,
tent literature ; membership , 59.
Fremont Woman's club. Miss Daisy Spl'
caid , president ; 'Mls's M. V. Johnson , secre
tary ; topics , history , literature , curren
events ; memberB'iilp. 180.
Fullerton Mary' 'Barnes Literary club
Mrs. E. M. LaGrbng. president ; Mrs. F. M
La Grange , secretary ; topics , history , lltcra
current events
ture , parllamentaVyMaw and
membership , 42. ' .
Coring Woman's 'Library ' club ; Mrs. E. J
Wright , president ; ' Miss Lilian B. Welt
secretary ; topics , ' , literature and curren
events ; membership , thirty-nine.
Grand Island---Woman's Progressive club
Mrsv George Bell , "president ; Mrs. Carrie
Ashton , secretary ; topic , history ; member
ship , fifty. '
Grceloy Center Our Own Benefit club
Mrs. Phoebe P. Morgan , president ; Mrs. S
E. Howard , secretary ; topic , literature
membership , sixteen.
Holdrege Vlolel club ; Miss Mella Erlck
son , president ; Miss Mabel A. Johnson , secretary
rotary ; membership , eight.
Hooper Woman's club ; Miss Ella Hills
president ; Mrs. Anna M. Denslow , secretary
membership , twenty-ono.
And Tliore Are Other * .
Huuiboldt Harmonious companlo ; Sirs.
Belle G. Stemlcr , president ; Sirs. Delia
Shirley , secretary ; membership , fifteen.
Research and Progress club ; Sirs. J. W.
Dlnsmore , president ; Mrs. R. B. Watzke ,
stcrotary ; topic , history.
Lincoln Century club ; Sirs. Henry
Hartley , president ; M . W. E. Kerker , BCC-
Orchard $ ttlilbeltn liujrajn CarpetSj-
No where else In the west can bo
soon such n collection of really flno
Ingrains here ran bo found the lat i -
Carpet Company est productions from the best manufac
turers of the world nothing really i
good hns escaped our buying power V
our prices on Ingrains la always the
lowest for the quality There Is ns
Draperies Bed Lounges- much difference between two makes of
so-called Ingrain carpet as there Is In
Japanese Some special values In conches this the different grades ot bniRsoIs wo
Bamboo and "Tvcok. have all kinds yet when you buy from
Bond Per- A solid lounge with latest attach us jou'ro sure to know the kind you
tlcros , In ments for closing nnd opiinlng Rococo1 get.
unique and frnmo oak or mahogany finish $11.75 Our C5o line Is the best line over
oriental da- and $12.50. gathered together nt this prlc wo
signs , so cool Folding Sofa Bed Lounge $18.00. have Ingrains at 23c , 35c nnd GCc.
Extra heavy Ingrains nt 75c.
itnd tittrno- Folding Couch making full sized bed ,
tlvo for sum $15.00' 3-ply best wool Ingrains , 0c.
mer drap- ' Wo have prepared n line for this
iiitfs- sale that usually sell nt $22 Rococo Lamps
82,0083.75 * frame striped velour filled with towo
nnd 84.75. and moss tempered steel springs Don't over
warranted not to break down n couch look the
30-Inch wide Sv\ln3 muslins In har that can't bo described , but must he lumps they
ness spots stripes and alt over pat seen , this week $15.00. llfjht up and
terns will wash perfectly 50 pieces of
Wo nro making to order
n gcnutna beautify your
n first-class quality at 12c .
- ! * per yard. leather couch tufted upholstering a homo A
A large line of
Swiss Muslins '
modern couch that jou
house bo
lins In nil widths at 125 c , 2 c , 28c , 30c , can't duplcnto for $30 special price to
35o and 40c yard. $37.50. properly
Special Brussels Lace real thread furnished
60 Inches wide 3' ' < 4 ynnls long at the ' should hn\o
Ladies' Desks-
unheard-of prices of $4.00 a pair. - a lamp in
each room to
S Linoleums- A small , hnrmunuo
dainty with the
Onulmi cork and all Linoleum wo Writinsr
sell n fair quality nt 15 cents n yard Dc-sU art is-
they I'.tc thu best to be had at that wo have
price. tienily fin thorn in the
Other grades nt correspondingly low ished in now beautiful
oithcf onk or ful
iron and Brass Beds birds'-oyo reds and delicate drcsdcn effects wo
nwplo no have light lamps dark lamps low
drawers lumps high lamps largo lamps small
The liner hns pigeon lamps all kinds of lamps-
brass holes Lamps at $2.00.
trimmed special offering at J5.00. Special Values at $0.00 , $7.50 , $12.50 ,
White $18.00 and $23.00.
An elegant desk with drawers nnd
Opal Lamp mulched decorated bowl
pigeon boles French legs either oak
and globe , $2.75.
Uc-ds are or birch , $5.50.
HandBomo decorated bowl nnd glebe
talcing the A mahogany Inlaid desk elegantly
. .
heavy brass slandard , $5.50.
plueu of the carved legs 2 largo drawers heavy
brass trimmings a handsome gift to
more expensive
Carpet Sweepers
pensive all any lady , only $24.00.
brass kinds The Blssell carpet sweeper this
so easy to ro-onamel when they be week only , $1.83.
come scratched many of the new Plenty of these now for nil who call.
styles nro very ofTuctlvo the patent Opaque water color window shades The Blssi-1 Improved gold mcdnl car
sldo rail which makes a perfectly rigid full six feet long , complete ready to pet sweeper sent on trial If desired
bed when set up Is ono of the latest hang , 20c. to our regular customers price $0.00.
Improvements these beds como with
solid cast brass trimmings and brass
tubing at head and foot.
Prices $15.00 , $20.00 and $21.00. ORCHARD & WILHELM
Now high sleigh shaped foot brass
rod head and foot , $ C.T5.
Full extension bow foot , $5.50. CARPET COMPANY
? r Other styles $4.75 , $3.00 and $2.50.
We show the largest line ff thcso
beds 1414-1416-1418 DOUOLAS.
rotary ; topics , history and literature ; mcm-
) crshlp , twenty.
Fortnightly Club Mrs. W. J. Lamb , presi
dent ; Mrs. A. W. Field , secretary ; topic ,
ilstory ; membership , sixteen.
Lotus Club Mrs. M. R. McConncll , presi
dent ; Mrs. J. S. Dales , secretary ; topics ,
Itcraturo , library work , aborlculture ; mem
bership , twelve.
Matlneo Muslcale Mrs. A. W. Janscn ,
president ; Mrs. Grace G. Brown , secretary ;
topic , music ; membership , eighty-seven.
Now Brook Review Club Mrs. R. H.
Rehlncnder , president ; Mrs. Levl Munson ,
secretary ; topic , literature ; membership ,
fifteen ; Sorosis , topics of general Interest ;
membership , twenty-seven.
Sorosis , Jr. Mrs. W. T. Stevens , presi
dent ; Mrs. C. R. Richards , secretary ; mem
bership , twenty-five.
University of Nebraska Faculty Club-
Mrs. C. B. Besaey ; president ; Mrs. E. H.
Barbour , secretary ; membership , fifty-three.
Woman's Club Mrs. A. Scott , president ;
Mra. F. W. Bartruff , scorotnry ; topics ,
child's study , art , parliamentary practice ,
civics , history. , literature , current events , do
mestic economics , science , physical educa
tion ; membership , 570.
University Place Woman's Club Ella A.
Knapp , president ; Clara B. Bowles , secre
tary ; topics , literature , child study , kenslng-
ton , physical culture ; membership , 26.
Sorosis Mary A. Smith , president ; mem
bership , 20.
Loup City Woman's Unity club ; Mrs. C.
C. Converse , president ; Miss Ella Long ,
secretary ; topics , literature , physical geogra
phy , child study ; membership , 15.
Mllford Gnosls ; Mrs. Margaret Chad-
dock , president ; Mrs. J. M. Lamson , secre
tary ; topics , history , literature , current
topics ; membership , 10.
Ami Still They Grow.
Nebraska City Woman's club ; Mrs. Ella
Larsh , president ; Mrs. Emma Shuman , sec
retary ; topics , art , current topics , house
hold economics , music , parliamentary law ;
membership , 40.
Norfolk Woman's club ; Mrs. Nora T.
Pratt , president ; Mrs. Harriett Warrlck ,
secretary ; topic , history ; membership , 48.
North Bend Woman's club ; Mrs. Alary B.
Dowley , president ; Lois Conor , secretary ;
topics , history , household economics , cur
rent topics , literature , child study ; member
ship. 52.
Omaha Mu Sigma ; Mrs. H. D. Necly ,
president ; Mrs. E. H. Van Horn , secretary ;
topic , history ; membership , 40.
Dundee Woman's club ; Mrs. D. L. John
son , president ; Mrs. Fanny H. Perry , sec
retary ; topic , American authors ; member
ship , 2S.
Woman's Club Mrs. Lillian R. Harford ,
president ; Mrs. Anna SI. Herring , secretary ;
topics , art , current topics , education , his
tory , houshold economics , literature , music ,
parliamentary law , social economics , oratory ,
philosophy , ethics.
Osceola Woman's Literary club , Mrs. E.
M. Henderson , president ; Miss Hattto Hen
derson , secretary ; topics , literature and cur
rent topics ; membership , 17.
Plattsmouth Mozart club , Miss Marlsta
Cagney , president ; Miss Bculah Elson , sec
retary ; topic , music ; membership , 18.
Woman's Club Mrs. Kate W. Davis , pres
ident ; Miss Myrtle Porter , secretary ; topics ,
art , current topics , literature , household
economics , parliamentary law , child study ,
travel ; membership , 48.
Schuyler Woman's club , Mrs. Mary W.
Burkct , president ; Anna E. Grlmlson , secre
tary ; topics , history , literature , current top
ics ; membership , 20.
Sfotla Ladles' Reading club , Mrs. May
Wright , president ; Mrs. L. W. Tolbert , sec
retary ; topic , literature ; membership , 13.
Seward Fin de Slecle club , Miss Alice
Sexton , president ; Miss Styrtlo Brooks , secretary -
rotary ; topics , history , literature ; member
ship , 20.
History and Art club , Mrs. S. C. Lang-
worthy , president ; Miss Bertha Schlck , sec
retary ; topics , art and history ; member
ship. 20.
Nineteenth Century club Mrs. R. P. An
derson , president ; Mrs. B. C. Blgg , secre
tary ; topics , literature , social economics ,
current topics , phtlosoplfy ; membership , 13.
Shelton Nineteenth Century club , Mrs. R.
Auction Sale Extraordinary
The entire stock of China , Crockery , Glassware ,
and Housefurnishing Goods of Mrs. C. E. Moody , Ho.
j 210 North 16th Street , Commencing Saturday , May
7th , at 2:30 : and 7:30 : p. m. and continue daily at
same hours until the entire stock is sold.
The stock consists of everything usually kept in a
store of this kind , which is favorably known to our
citizens. This will be a great chance for hotels ,
boarding houses , restaurants and all others to get this
class of goods at their own price as it certainly will
be a straight a'uction. Show cases , store fixtures and
office furniture will be sold
Ladies particularly invited to attend sales.
, J. R.MAXCY & CO. , Auctioneers , Off ice 416 Karbach Blk.
C. Bcntloy , president ; Mrs. Charles Lucas ,
secretary ; topic , travel ; membership , 18.
Stanton Sorosis club , Mrs. A. L. Nixon ,
president ; Mrs. J. A. Bhrhardt , secretary ;
topics of general interest ; membership , 16.
Woman's Literary ' Club Mrs. W. W.
Young , president ; Sirs. Jennie SI. Kearney ,
secretary ; topics , literature , current topics ,
parliamentary law , child study ; member
ship , 13.
Strouisburg Woman's club , Mrs. N. S.
Clark , president ; Sirs. J. A. Frawley , sec
retary ; topics , history , literature ; member
ship , 30.
St. Paul Self-Culture club , Mrs. Slary J.
Paul , president ; Mrs. M. J. Stevens , secre
tary ; topics , art , history , household econom
ics , literature ; membership , 24.
Sutton Ladles' Literary club , Sirs. Wil
liam Bonekemper , president ; Mrs. Blvira
Birkncr , secretary ; topics , history , parlia
mentary law , child study , applied econom
ics , current topics ; membership , 26.
Syracuse Woman's club , Sirs. Bmma
Page , president ; Miss Bertha Bloomlngdale ,
secretary ; topics , history , literature , current
topics ; membership , 28.
Tecumsch Cozy club , Sirs. Stnzcna Stc-
Lnnahan , president ; Sirs. Kate M. True , sec
retary ; topics , literature , child study ; mem
bership , 17.
Friends In Council Mrs. Althen Bennett ,
president ; Mrs. Fltzslmmons , secretary ; top
ics , llteratuie , parliamentary law , current
topics ; .membership , 14.
Wallace The Wullaceans , Sirs. Eva C.
Gavin , secretary.
Wayne Acme club. Sirs. J. G. Mines , pres
ident ; Sirs. H. T. Wilson , secretary ; mem
bership , 16.
Sfonday Club Sirs. Ida F. Northrop , pres
ident ; Sirs. J. B. Cunningham , secretary ;
membership , 19.
Weeping Water Zetctlc club. Sirs. Ida P.
Ingersoll , president ; Sirs. Nellie Sackctt ,
secretary ; topics , current events , history ,
child study.
Wymore Fin do Slecle club. Sirs. n. C.
Plrlc , president ; Sirs. Sarah D. Reullng , sec
retary ; topics , current events , literature ;
membership , 8.
York Amateur Sluslcal club , Sirs. Jcnnlo
Sedgwlck , president ; Miss Slablo Cobb , secretary -
rotary ; membership , 31.
Avon club , Mrs. SI. R. Cowan , president ;
Sirs. Sadie Campbell , secretary ; topics , his
tory , literature ; membership. 20.
Review and Art Club Mrs. K. L. Sic-
Conaughy. president ; Sirs. Callle L. Daggy ,
secretary ; topics , art , literature ; member
ship , 2L
Woman's Club Sirs. W. D. Sleado , presi
dent ; Miss Grace Moore , secretary ; toplca
of general interest ; membership , 60.
"Slararaa , our minister's awfully hleh
church , Isn't he ? "
"Why so , Johnny ? "
"Why , I noticed that every tlmo ho yawned
ho bowed his bead. "
Jones Funny about Deacon Pratt. Awfully
absent-minded , you know.
Brown What's ho been doing now ?
Jones At the prayer meeting last evenIng -
Ing Elder Geode asked him to lead In prayer
nnd before ho knew what ho was saying the
deacon replied , "It isn't my lead. I dealt
"cm. " It was evident that hla mind was still
on the little game ho bad the night before.
It was n preacher who had that "fatal
fluency" for whom nn acquaintance laid a
trap , says Harper's. Ho had a way of promis
ing to preach , and on beginning would say
something llko "I have been too busy to pre
pare a sermon , but If some ono will kindly
j glvo me a text I'll preach from It. " One de
termined to euro him. Ho therefore asked
him to preach. The Invitation was accepted.
The tlmo came , and the visitor began hla
usual Introduction : "Brethren , I have been
go pushed for time today as to have been
finite unable to prepare a sermon. But If
Koine ot you glvo mo a text I'll preach from
It. Perhaps my brother here , " turning to the
plotter near him , "will suggest a text. "
"Yes , brother , " came the ready response ;
"your text Is the last part ot the ninth verse
of the first chapter of Ezra , end Its words ao
'nlne-nnd-twenty knives. ' " There was a "S
pause , an ominous pause , as tbo preacher
found his text. Ho read It out , 'Nlno-and-
twcnty knives , " and began at once : "Notlca
the number of these knives Just exactly
nlne-and-twenty ; not thirty , not elght-and-
twenty. There was no moro and no less *
than nlno-and-twenty knives. " A pause a *
long pause. Then , slowly and emphatically ,
"Nlno-and-twcnty knives. " A longer pause.
Then , meditatively , "Nlne-and-twenty
knives. " Again ho rested. "Nlno-and-tweuty
knives and If there were 920 knives I could
not say another word. "