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Are Doing a Noble Work at Their Office
in the Sheldon Block, Corner 11th
and N Streets Numerous Re
markable Cures are Being
A staff of eminent physicians and
surgeons from the British Medical In
stitute, at the urgent solicitation of a
large number of patients under their
care in this country, have established
a permanent branch of the Institute in
this city, at the office, corner of Eleventh
and X streets, in the Sheldon b'ock
These eminent gentlemen have de
cided to give their asfrices entire: tree
for three months (medicines excepted)
to all invalids who call upon them for
treatment between now and Nov. 5th.
These services will not only consist of
consultation, examination and advice,
but also of all minor surgical operations.
The object in pursuing this course is
to become rapidly and personally ac
quainted with the sick and afflicted, and
under no condition will any charge what
9rer be made for any services rendered
for three months to all who call before
The doctors treat all forms of disease
and deformities, and guarantee a cure
in every case they undertake. At the
first interview a thorough examination
is made; and, if incurable, you are frank
y and kindly told so; also advised
against spending your money for use
Male and female weakness, catarrh
and catarrhal deafness, also rupture,
goitre, cancer, all skin diseases and all
diseases of the rectum are positively
cured by their new treatment.
The chief associate surgeon of the
Institute, assisted by one or more of his
staff associates, is in personal charge.
Office hours from 9 a. m. till 8 p. m.
No Sunday hours.
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QSSO. I2thst. PHONE 205.
October 23, 1001.
You ask me "What constitutes a
sense of humor?" This from you to
me! The literary woman asking the
humble housewife whose thoughts re
volve only about her Jack, such a deep
question! It is as if Noan Webster
should consult his hired man for the
Greek roots of a word which finally
arrived in America through a Latia and
French route. But it is impolite not to
answer questions; remember that, Pe
nelope. I think a sense of humor is
the one thing on earth that cannot be
imitated or assumed. 1 never sa w two
alike. Did you? There are people who
think they have a sanse of humor that
really have it not. Such as these are
bores. They are always making plays
on words. Their wit is wholly verbal.
It is not even skin deep. I believe
humor is a talent for perceiving the
obvious and not saying anything about
it. These people who make plays on
words, ah! and that is an Ah! of fa
tigued experience! think they alone have
a trne sense of humor. Ah! how often
I have heard them repeat an unquota
ble banality quite undismayed by the
silence of the audience mortified for
them. Then you know the men and
women who skim the funny columns of
the daily papers for jokes to repeat on
inopportune and impossible occasions!
I am using these exclamation markB on
you, Penelope, because of what I have
suffered from the class I objurgate.
Exclamation points are the oaths of
punctuation: the irrepressible, unintelli
gible sounds of pain or impatience.
You know Jack says I would make a
fairly agreeable companion if there were
not so many things and people I pos
itively cannot endure, Aoyway he is
cured of repeating stale jokes and of pun
ning in my presence. It was his one
habit in the days of our courtship that
used to make me afraid that before we
had been married long 1 would be driv
en to the court of incompatibility. But
the dear fellow gave it up though he
was as addicted to it as most men are
to tobacco. The test of true love can
go no further and I appreciate bis self
sacrifice. But when he hears other
women's husbands telling for the hun
dredth time jokes no worse than bis
favorite pre-nuptial ones, he is thankful
to me for my frankness. But anyone
ought to be grateful when he discovers
that someone has prevented him from
making a nuisance of himself.
But about the sense of humor, I al
ways do stray off to Jack. His weak
nesses are more stimulating than other
men's virtues and points. Humor is
the individual way of looking at things,
and in the color one obtains from that
vision one is able to tint the words
describing "things" to another. Or it
may be done without words printed or
spoken. Once in the company of a deaf
and dumb boy looking on at a street
accident and not appreciating the com
icality of it, I was given a new vision
by the luminous expression of the boy
who grabbed my arm and looked the
point. Most American humor of the
Btreet and shop kind is repulsive. It is
broad, vaudevillian, and familiar. The
stolidity of the Englishman is prefera
ble. He does not understand jokes
very well, but on the other hand he is
not grinning at some contre temps
which has overtaken the customer he
is selling goods to, or the friend he is
entertaining or just bowing to, and that
is a mercy that is almost enough to
make an American willing to give up
America for England as a place of
In speaking of the things that are
distinctly not humorous I forgot to
mention the odious jokes that appear
in the papers concerning the blind or
halt from birth. The last time I hoard
one of these coarse witticisms, at a
dinner party it was, too, I thought to
mself 1 should never enjoy laughing
again. If you could only get out of tbe
habit of laughing you would not be
expected to laugh at the great Ameri
can joke which is the mopt brutal,
coarsest, most insolent wit anywhere in
the world. I find I have tried to tell
you what humor ie not. I knew before
hand 1 could not tell you what it is.
Whatever it is it is elusive, darts here
and there. In the right kind you can
not put your finger on a word or two
and say, "It is here." It is a mood, the
result of a certain temperament. No
amount of culture can generate it. It
is inherent, born with a baby and be
takes it with him. A sense of humor
will keep a man from making a fool of
himself, from growing crazy, or too
conceited. It shows him things in
their right relations and proportions
and prevents him from making too
much either of good fortune or bad.
Tbe Journal company is providing a
series of lectures, musicales and enter
tainments which do not require a stage
at the auditorium this winter. For a
dollar the company sells a reserved seat
to a lecture by Senator Tillman, Cap
tain IlobBon, the kissing officer, to hear
the election returns, the show of the
Grecian Art Co., Chester Holcombe, the
OberlinGleeCo., Lorado Taft, the in
teresting but knows-it-all sculptor,
Seton-Thompson, and the Boll Ringers.
Last winter this course was very popu
lar. The auditorium accommodates a
large number and it is thus possible to
sell each ticket for a small fraction of
profit. The attractions are of a high
order and families buy a number of
tickets. Tbe course is instructive as
well as entertaining, as you may see by
the list, and tbe head of a family reck
ons that he is educating his family at
very small expense to himself. The
course is a boon to Lincoln and is bo
considered by the population.
Did you ever hear Senator Tillman
lecture? He makes quite a different
speech on a political topic. He ad
mitted himself that he could not talk
effectively unless he got '-hot." He is a
self-made man and perfectly satisfied
with his exertions and the result of
them. He has the pleasant southern
brogue. His tongue slides over the
consonants and lingers tenderly on the
vowels in the old South Carolina way.
He said he bad a "veh-y baad" cold in
his head so "baad that he was per
fectly willing to exchange it "foh a
veh-y" few days for some clearer head
untenanted by a cold. "Aftah that I'd
want my own back again, foh I am veh-y
well satisfied with it." There was no
light persitlage about Senator Tillman's
speech. He has fought his politic!
battles with tbe strong undiluted
speech of the people and he was restive
because in the natural boundaries or
limits of a speech on temperance he
could not abuse anyone, ne intimated
that he needed a husky opponent. The
dummy, John Barleycorn, could not hit
back, and his inertness disconcerted the
Senator, who is an old-fashioned stump
speaker, with a twist to his mouth and
the characteristic emphasis and chal
lenging manner of hiB type. He waB
worth hearing onco though his talk
lacked form and he uttered his ideas as
they came into his head, and they came
into and out of his head in a jumble.
He talked about the dispensary law
under whose operation a man cannot
drink the liquor he buys in the store in
which it is sold. And the liquor seller
is a government agent who receives the
same salary whether he Bells much or
little. And the liquor is kept in the
original package in which it is bottled
by the state. At least that ib tbe pur
pose of the law, but on account of the
subtlety of distillers the law is probably
Tbe Senator had few figures and a
number of convictions based on tho
fact that he Is tho author and was tho
governor of South Carolina when the
bill was passed. His egotism is sa over
whelming that he is unconscious of it
himself. It is the great fact about him.
Without it he would not be Tillman.
Naturally as we are all anxious to see
distinguished men in their moat char
acteristic phases and moods, I was glad
that his cold bad not extinguished hia
egotism so completely as it did some of
his consonants. He told a story of the
sort most likely to amuse an audience:
One of tho citizens of his state was in
the habit of occasionally returning to
bis home late at night and in a state of
intoxication. Tbe man's wife did not
object to moderate drinking but she
did object to drunkenness. She ad
vised him when he was out with bis
friends to call for earsaparilla whenever
he felt that be had had enough whis
key. He said to her, ".My dear, when I
have had all, tho whiskey I want I can't
Bay sarsaparilla." It is a long word
even for a sober person. I cannot leave
the subject of humor and end this letter
without telling you how much I like
your own. It is a cup of wine long hid
in tbe deep delved earth and with a
ilavor individual and indefinable. Hold
a beaker to my lips soon. (After
She Your friend Smyth scorns to bo
a confirmed old bachelor.
He Ob, he'll meet tbe wrong woman
some day. Town Topics.
Dr. Benj. P. Bailey,
Office, ZebrnDir Block. Residence. 1313 C
street. Phones, officn 618: resilience 871.
Hours, B to 10 A. M., 12 to 1230, 2 to 4 I. M.
ETenings, by appointment. Sundays 12 to 1
1. M. and by appointment.
Dr. J. B. Trickey,
Practicing Qptician . . .
Office, 1035 Oetrent. Houre.9 to
12 A. M., 2 to 4 P. M.
Office, rooms 26, 27 and 1, Brown
ell block, 137 South Eleventh street.
Telephone, office 530.
Dr. Ruth M. Wood.
612 So. 16th St. . . . Phone L1042.
Hours 10 to 12 A.M., 2 to 4 M.P.
M. B. KBTCHUM, M. D., Phar. D.
Practice limited to
Bye, Ear. Nose, Throat, Gatarrh
and Fitting Spectacles.
Phone 818. Hours 9 to 5; Sunday 1
to 2:30. Rooms 313-314 Third Floor
Richards Block, Lincoln, Nebr.
J. K. HAGGARD. M.D.
Office J100O Street, Rooms 212, 213,
214, Richards' Block. Telephone 535
Residence 1310 G St. Telephone K934