The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903, September 28, 1901, Page 8, Image 8

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decidedly damp array of subjects await
ing him.
Tho incandescenta struggled bravely
and gave a very fair imitation of a gor
geous pageant of ye olden times of
Knighthood. But even papier-mache
was not entirely water-proof, and the
general effect was a trifle wilted. Lines
of shining umbrellas stretched up and
down Sixteenth and Farnam streets,
and the people under more effectual
shelter were the only ones who enjoyed
the spectacle in anything like comfort.
The street fair showed up well only bo
far as the gate receipts were concerned.
The spielers shouted themselves hoarse
to very little purpose, it seemed. Even
the man at the self-rising flour stand
had a frosty time. He descended to
reproachful pleading through his tin
horn and called pathetically, "Oh! please
have a pancake!"
The wild man, captured by the Boers
in Africa, gave the management no end
of heart failure. When the mercury
began to tumble, bo wanted to strike
unless he was furnished yager flannels
or a base burner. "I aint no wild man
fr'm de North Pole," he objected. The
limit was reached one afternoon when
an old pal of the freak's, lured by the
eiren voice of the Spieler, had paid hia
ten cents and gone in to view the sav
age product of Africa. lie approached
the pen where the short skirted, man
acled African shivered, with frost on his
tin tusks. The visitor's face lightened
with a smile of recognition. "Why,
hello, Charlie!" he shouted, "how long
you been doin' wild man?" "Laws," he
continued, to the amused bystanders,
"I dun lib nex dat man fo' three years!
Wild man nothiu'! He's a big Omaha
It's a poor town that can't supply its
own freaks.
Friday night the ball passed off with
its UBual mimic splendor. If the King
were a degree less stately and the Queen
a shade less beautiful than ordinary,
the faithful subjects of Quivera gave no
less hint of a diminution of homage,
and it did not matter. The Royal Per
sonages themselves seemed satisfied,
and that was all that was essential, for
rhinestones answer out purpose quite
as well as diamonds when Ak-Sar-Ben
comes unto his own.
Studios are being reopened, the cob
webs and spiders ruthlessly chased. from
their summer quarters in organ lofts,
and the sweet singers lift again their
voices in the Te Deums Bafe in the
belief that the heavenly hosts have not
been off on a vacation, if they have, and
that the choirs above will be ready with
the responses.
You have a glib little way of sliding
around the apologies due me for your
long neglect of my letters this summer.
You seem to think I did not know it
had been hot until you told me. Didn't
I bake and sizzle and st9w and become
reduced to every kind of ragout, until
like the little boy's trousers, it was hard
to tell which was the original condition
of me! And yet I reeled off fairy tales
for you most persistently. No one, per
haps, would have been more poverty
struck if the reel had slackened, but it
at least served to demonstrate not only
my good intentions, but the superiority
of mind over matter. That was another
sap to Cerberus, 1 suppose, about the
fall rush of the Omaha editors to pro
cure my wares, lor example, critiques,
essays, stories and the like. Whoever
to!d you that, if indeed any one did,
must be a highly satirical party, or else
he referred to things as they should be
rather than as they are.
My ships return to me quite regularly
with that cold little printed slip
'thanking me for the privilege of re
jecting it, I suppose they mean and
begging me to understand that the re
turn implies no lack of merit, etc.
Of course the lack of merit may be
there very conspicuously, but they re
fuse to take the responsibility of men
tioning it.
If ever justice comes unto her own,
where will be a day of reckoning for
some editors. I have a long list of mag
azines that couldn't have me now at
any price.
There isn't a thing doing now since
the Carnival is over and King Ak-Sar-Ben
the Seventh has hied him back to
the making of artificial limbs and eyes,
his legitimate calling. Of course there
are the turkeys to fatten for Thanks
giving, but it is hard to get up much
enthusiasm in that direction while the
soda fountains are still doing a rushing
Summer got as far as South Omaha
on her out trip and came back suddenly
a day or two since, without rhyme or
reason. She is pinning up her drap
eries and pinching out her ribbons and
flowers in an absurdly coquettish man
ner, considering what a decidedly paese
beauty she is.
Now don't complain. It is no worse
for you to have to read such a letter as
this than it is for me-to have to write
it. I can't help it if the news items give
out, and I really feel in no way to blame
for my limitations these days. I simply
Bet it down that 1 am unlucky. Unless
there are some signB shortly of my com
ing to life, you may as well label this as
the obituary of
For The Courier.
Used early, diphtheria antitoxin wil
prevent diphtheria. At any stage of
the disease, except when the patient is
moribund, antitoxin will inhibit the
progress of the disease and its use of
fers the one opportunity that is not a
mere chance to aid the patient's re
covery. If scientific medicine had labored
through the centuries and had pro
duced no other single procedure for the
relief of the sick than this, the results
of the ;use of antitoxin in diphtheria
would have been accomplishment
enough. Thousands of dying children
have, by its use, had restored to them
the breath of life, Still other thous
ands have been spared even the touch
of the disease by which millions have
been destroyed.
Diphtheria is a germ disease. Chil
dren are especially liable and very sus
ceptible to it The germs lodge in the
throat and develop there. From this
point the absorption into the body of
the poisonous products of the germs
takes place, and by these poisons the
fever, prostration, and some times the
paralysis, by which the disease is char
acterized, are produced. Not many
years ago it was observed that a patient
who had had diphtheria did not as a
rule soon have another attack. This
led the observers to think that one at
tack might confer at least a temporary
immunity to the disease. This immuni
ty it was supposed might be produced
in one of several ways. The disease
process in the body having been over
come by the body forces, it was inferred
either that the substances upon which
the germs fed had been exhausted or
that antagonistic substances or forces
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...SHVlWMN iiJkQjtoNlf...
We are prepared to show you the greatest assort
ment of high class novelties in these departments ever
exhibited in Lincoln, at prices as low as the same style
and quality can be purchased anywhere in America.
In addition to our own stock of Suits, Cloaks and
Dress Skirts we will have on Sale Monday morning- at
8 o'clock the entire sample line from one of the largest
manufacturers in New York. We do not claim that
these will be sold at half price. We will sell them less
than the regular price, and you can depend upon seeing
only one of each style this season.
had been developed iu the patient which
did not disappear at once and which for
Borne time protected the body against
another invasion by the same germs or
their poisons.
It was now assumed from this that if
horses, for instance, could be rendered
immune to diphtheria and the antitoxic
principles in their blood transferred
from them to human beings it might
serve to prevent diphtheria 'infection in
those exposed to the disease but not
protected by a former attack. Accord
ingly, beginning with very small doses,
horses are now injected with the pure
diphtheria poison; as they recover from
each injection they are repeatedly given
larger doses until they are able to with
stand enormous quantities of the poison.
When this stage has been reached some
of the horses' blood is taken; it is care
fully filtered and the clear serum pre
served in packages free from germs and
of carefully determined doses. This
fluid is called the antitoxic serum or
commercial diphtheria antitoxin. It
has been found by a uee so extensive
as not to admit of further question that
this injected directly into the tissues of
a healthy pereon will prevent in almost
every case, no matter how great the
exposure, the development of diph
theria. It has been by even more cases
proven that this is the one therapeutic
measure which can be relied upon to
effectually antagonize the progress of
tho disease once started. The earlier
the stage in which it is used the better
the result that may be expected.
All the beet observers now claim or
admit that the death rate of diphtheria
in children has been reduced from one
fourth to three-fourths, depending upon
the stage in which the antitoxin is used.
It was toward this one branch of ani
mal experimentation that a few years
ago the anti-vivieectionists directed their
most powerful weapons, but the results
of the more extensive use of antitoxin
have Bilenced even many of them. No
so-called "school" of medicine which
tries to get along without antitoxin is
complete, and no sect which denies its
efficiency is free from error. By its dis
covery scientific medicine has placed to
its credit the saving of thousands of
youthful lives and has made another
long stride toward establishing medi
cine as a more rational and more nearly
exact science.
C First Pub. Sept. 28 t.)
Notice of Sale.
Notice is hereby given tht in pursuance of
an order of Edward P. Holmes, ono of the
Judges of the District Court of tho Third Judi
cial District, Lancaster county, state of Ne
braska, mado on tho 1st day of December, 190U,
for the sale of tho real estate hereinafter tie?
cribed, there will bo sold at tho front entrance
of the. Fitzgerald Block, at 111 North 9th
street, in the city of Lincnln, Lancastor coun
ty. Nebraska, on the 21st day of October. UH)1,
at ten o'clock in tho forenoon on said day, at
Imblic auction to the highest bidder tho fo!
owing described real estate to-wit: Lot 6 in
block 44 of ths original plat of tho city of Lin
coln, Lancaster county, Nebraska. Lot 7, in
block 41, of the original plat of tho city of Lin
coln. Lancaster county, Nebraska. Lots 9 and
10, in block 44, of tho original plat of the city of
Lincoln, Lancaster county, Nebraska. Lots A,
B. Cand I. in block 68 of County Clerk's sub
division of lots 7, 8 and 9 of tho original plat
of tho city of Lincoln, Lancaster county. .Ne
braska, Tho north 25 feet of lot 3, block 2. of
Muirs addition to J. O. Young's addition to
tho city of Lincoln, Lancaster county, Nebras
ka. Lots 1,2.3.4 5,6,7,8.9,10 II and 12 iu
block 1. one, of Fitzgerald's Second addition
to the city of Lincoln. Lancaster county, Ne
braska. Lots 1, 2. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. 8. 9, 10, 1 1 and 12,
in block two, of Fitzgerald's Second addition
to tho city of Lincoln, Lancaster county, Ne
braska. Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12,
in block t.hreo, of Fitzgerald's Second addition
to the city of Lincoln. Lancaster county, No
praska. Lot 1, 2. 3, 4, 5, 6. 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12.
in blockour. of Fitzgerald's Socond addition
to the city of Lincoln. Lancaster county, Ne
braska. Lots 13. 14. 15, 22, 23 and 21, in block
1-. in Manchester's addition to the city of Lin
coln, Lancaster county, Nebraska. Lots ono
and two in block twenty-six of tho first addi
tion to West Lincoln. Lancaster county, Nebr
Lots thirteen and fourteen, in block twenty
five, of tho original plat of West Lincoln, Lan
caster county, Nebraska. Tho south one-half
of the northeast quartorof section thirty-three,
township ten. rango six, east of tho 6th P. M.,
Lancaster county. Nebr. Said sale will remain
open for one hour, and the undersigned is by
said order of license authorized in making the
same to give such length of credit not exceed
ing three years, and for not more than three
fourths of tho purchase prico, as may seem best
calculated to produce tho highest price, anil to
secure tho moneys, for which credit is given by
bondof the purchaser and mortgago of tho
premises sold. 11 aet Fitzo h-halk.
Administratrix of the cstatoof John Fitzgerald.
James Manahan, Attorney for Said Estate.
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