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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: DECEMUEll 13. 1903.
WANTED TO BORROW
NTEI-2,Or loan on .( clone In
new Omaha prr,prtjr, private nvin-v, f
ypsrs at por cent; no aK"nt. AiMn-m
O tii. cure B. (Z M14x
HKJHEBT prtrss for Id-! and furnltur. eat
Bet, cloth? and inuci. Ttl. tiou. .T7I
OLD MAQAZINE3 Walker's Aef-ncv.
Omaha. tJi MT27 Dec
RIGHT price paid for Id-hand furnitur.
carpets, stove, clothing, anoa. I. H1
WE WIT.Ij buy Innd any place th r;--r
ara cuttlne;. Omh Currnt 1 ipfleoicr
Co.. 21 B. 12th t. ft.1)-h73 17
OOOD -hors- power mnr. Anrhnr rrtre
Mf. Co. 'Phone nd 14. y. T ?9
WIIt pay fash for good piano; n1(1rss
B-S77. car Hrw. (3) Ml9 lRx
t)lTSTXC8 property ahnwlna; (rood net re
turn and requiring from llo,o" to Vh.v
cash payment. Will he in elty a few
weefca, but answer at once. Addre n 27 1,
Bee. . M9C ?l
WANTED TO RENT-
WANTED By young- man, furnished roum,
meala mnrnlne; and evenlna-; private fam
ily. Weat Karnam diatrlot preferred;
reference. B 6i3, Bee. (W) M7M Hx
WANTED One larre or two amall reason
ably priced, furnlnhed rooms for light
hoaaekeeplne-. In Rood location; close In
preferred. Addree F-587, rare ne.
I WANT to rent or lease a farm In western
Iowa. Olvi. description and rental nuked.
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Mo, (2) m 13
WANTED Board and room after Jan. 1,
In private family, by single lady; 8.
loth St. preferred; references exchanged.
Address C 27, Bee. (26)-M975 Ux
TOUNO man .desires placa to work for
board while attending school. Boylt
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new furnaces and hot water combination
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THE SOUTH OUAUA AND WESTERN
RAILHOAD COMPANlf hpeclai Meet
ing. Omaha. Neb., October 7, laus. A spe
cial meeting of the siuckiiulueis vi me
btouth Omalia ana western naiuoaa Com
RESULTS OF EMANUEL CLINICS
A Melletl Warning; A ami net D fearer
Which nest Ike Charch
Relinlon and medicine have always tx en
twin servants of imn, and fTnvriy all
pliysli Ian W.-re prW sts, but tfiat was when
spiritual muix-jr were supposed to exist In
evety case of slcknees. The stadles of the
early physicians r-vealcd s. many physical
causes ftf malfunction tnut there was 1
natural split between the two professions)
and the separation culnlmtcd In those re
markable denials of the existence of the
spiritual when the nineteenth century wave
of mnterl-ilifun swept ovfr the srlrnfffle
world. Tho pendulum has bcanm Its re
turn swing, and In every ptt of the
world there are reports of disposition
to class certain r.ervous diseases In the
realm of the spiritual, tholiffh It does seem
that the only reason for the- movement
Is the fart that we have not yet discovered
the- material causes. Tbe new movement
then, though doing sr..e good, la llahlo
to do harm, and It certainly behooves the
medical profession to go slow and warn
aralnst extremism. About two yer ago
a, clergyman very foolishly proclaimed prs
acsslon of an unused dlvlno power to cure
all diseases, and that all ordained priests
had received the same power from Christ
through apostolic succession. American
Medicine commented upon this absurdity
at the time, and tho remarks were un
fortunately taken to be a, condemnation
of the more rational movement Inaugu
rated by Itev. Dr. Elwood Worcester of
Emmanuel church in Boston.
The West church medical imrvement
differs from all pat "he tna Phy
sicians are associated with It to make tba
diagnoses and tteat patients needing; med
ical or surgical car. The only cases ac
cepted for psychic, or spiritual treatment
are those which are declared to be purely
"functional" enuroses and psychoses. Here
in lies the danger and also an assumption
which may be wrong. The Hit of, func
tional diseases, onco quite large. Is always
diminishing, for wo are constantly finding
organic changes formerly overlooked.
Sometimes the symptoms are reflected to a,.
healthy organ, and even "hablta" remain
ing after the cause Is removed, may de
pend upon nerve changes, which will be
discovered In the future. It Is not con
ceivable that a perfect organism works
Imperfectly under normal stimuli. Hence
neurasthenia and psyehastenla are now
generally recognised ai due to abnormali
ties In the protoplasm of the nerve cells,
often congenital though sometimes a mere
matter of excessive expenditure or defec
tive nutrition, or both. Hypotheses are like
balloons, and If not anchored to the solid
material of diaease they drift away. The
cure of neurasthenia and the relief of Its
symptoms are two vastly different matters.
Theso cases constitute tho great majority
of the "cures" of Christian science, though
many, belpg congenital defectives, are
wholly Incurable. There has been a relief
of symptoms or even a transfer to some
other form, and though life has temporarily
been made much more worth living, the
question is being asked as to whether the
ultimate results of the stimulating peychio
treatment will not make the last state
worse than the first and whether some of
those who need rest and food are not made
worse. It Is claimed that the spiritual
treatment la soothing, but there Is nothing
to equal the tremendous mental stimulus
them In the same reverent way Worcester
has treated tfce) stories of Oenesls, though
to be sure there Is a (rowing body of
Biblical atudenta convinced of the historical
truth of the fart that rare tH something
did take place. American Medicine.
SELF-DEPENDENT OLD MAIDS
What Will llrroase ! These
liter Become Too Old
"What Is going to become of all the un
married business women when they are loo
old to work?" waa the rather startling
question propounded at a meeting of a
woman's club In New Tork City.
"A business man, member of a leading
publishing house, said to the speuker:
'Have you ever notioed what a kn of nice
old maids there are m our employ T What
Will finally become of themT
"These women are 'nice.' They are us
ually In receipt of good salary, but the)
haven't saved anything. Improvident? No,
"They live In accordance with the Amer
ican standard of living, and they can afford
to live In that way with the money thery
earn, besides It is required of woman In
a good position to dress well. If they were
saving, 'provident' you would call It, bow
could they save, at the best, enough to ae.
cure them from want for the rest of their
natural llvesf Their business usefulness
ends at 60 years of age, say. Some firms
generously, pension women worn out In
their employ, but these are few. Some
thing will have to be done to meet this
emergency. Proud. Independent, superior
as they are and so many of them!"
There should be a day for thinking
about marriage," suggested a member of
the club. "Just as there are Labor day and
Memorial day and other. Men in the cities
are too busy, their lives are too strenuous
to think about marriage. If there was a
day set apart for thinking about it and a
parade of all the nice, men and women,
who would In that way see each other lit
the light of candidate for matrimony,
something might corn of It, and this grow.
Ing celibacy be put a stop to which threat
ens to depopulate the world, and these fine
women would not then be left to a lonely
dependent old age."
"This question la not one to be treated
wltfc levity," remarked the first speaker
with a frown. "It has not obtruded Itself
upon the students of social economy as It
will do. Splnsterhood was never so gen
eral before a It Is becoming. Just run
your mind over the women of this class
whom you know.
"Mark my words, this question Is bound
to become the foremost social and eco
nomic question of the next ten years."
,X?t$r&lL?X X'ttuu. 2Zot -eeking aid from what has such am ye
camber 11 190H. at 11 o'clock a m., tor the tic atmosphere. Yet It Is quite possible
purpose of authorising aud providing tur
tue sale v " r"uuu ui tua eoutn
Omaha and Western Uailroad Company,
with Its franchUee and appurtenances, its
real estate and personal property, to Union
Faclfto Hallroad Company, the considera
tion for suoh sU to be the cancellation of
the bonds and satisfaction o( the mort
gage of said The South Omaha and West
ern Railroad Company, and the assumption
of ail Its other Indebtedness by ths said
Union Paclflo Railroad Company; and tur
the purpose of transacting all such other
business as may legally come before the
aneetlng. For the purposes of the meetlnr
the books for the transfer of alcck will
be olosed at t o'clock p. m. on Monday,
December 7, 190t, and will be reopened at
10 o'clock a. m. on Saturday, Decemner
U 190s. T. M. OUR Secretary. OSiltoDU
Office of Lee-Ulasa-Andreesen Hardware
Company, Omaha, Nebraska, December
12, 19ue Notice is hereby given to the stock
holders of the bee-Ulass-Andreeaen Hard
ware Company that the annual meeting of
the stockholders of the company wl.l be
held at the offices of the said company,
corner of Ninth and Harney streets, in the
city of Omaha, In the state of Nehrasku,
on Tuesday, January 12, A. D., 19u9, at 3
o'clock p. m.. for the purpose of electing
a board of directors for the company to
serve during the ensuing year, and to
transact such other business as may be
presented at auch meeting. Attest: W. M.
Olas. secretary; 11. J. Lee, president. .
BILLS TO Fir YOUR INCOME
niysiciani' Serrices Ratf d on "What
the Traffic Will Bear."
CUEES COME HIGH I0U WEALTHY
that such shocks, as In hysteria, serve to
start a new functioning which In its turn
leads to belter nutrition and restores
The longevity of . neurasthenics Is well
known, and It is often said that the disease
nfnmnBl life, thouch by that is meant
that the miserable sufferers, being unable
to exert themselves, give up the ngni,
lessen the strains and avoid the myriad
adversities which carry off the more ro
bust. In war time the weaklings live long
est because only soldlero are liable to bullet
wounds. Both Christian Science and the
Emmanuel movement deal with a very
small percentage of Invalids, and these
would live long anyway. For such reasons
the results of the Emmanuel cllnlo are
being keenly studied with the forlorn hope
that Worcester lias louna a mwni ui
bringing permanent relief to a large num
ber of cases which gemrally wander from
doctt r to doctor through a long complain
The danger of a Utile knowledge la tho
fault of Worcester's book, "Religion and
Medicine." for it crntalns errors of fact
and Inference, la Interlarded with baseless
assumptions, refers to theories discarded
'hlrty to fifty years ago, and mixes the
aiomunf with mirelv material mat-
S BALED PROPOSALS WILL BE RE- '" ' .'. , " th. Ronk of
ceived at office of treasurer. Battle M' tormer work on the Book of
Mountain Banitarlurb, N. 11. D. V 8., Hot Genesis was so safe and sane that -t waa
Borlnss. Fall River county, 8outh DHkota.
until 12 o'clock m., December 21, 19t, itnd
then opened for furnishing all necessary
labor and materials for completing the
final installation of the hydrotherapeutlc
equipment In the basement of ward No. 2,
Battle Mountain tanitartum, N. II. D. V.
8 , Hot Springs. South Dakota, In accord
anoe with Instruotion and specifications,
copies of which, with other Information,
may be had upon application to W. A.
TUCKER, Treasurer. N:;-29D6-r3
NOTICE TO BRIDGE BUILDERS
Sealed proposals for tho construction of
Steel and wooden brldgee that may be built
York county for the year PA will be re
ceived at the office of the county clerk of
aid oounty on or before 12 o'clock noon of
January 19th, IK. . All bids to Iw in ac
cordance with plans adopted by the Board
of Supervisors and accompanied by a certi
fied check for tsul.nw. which check ahnll be
a forfeit agaJnat refusal to execute contract
where award Is made. Dated at York, Ne
braska, this 4th day of December. 19-N. W.
A. MILLER. County Clork. D6-13-20-
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Colorado Eapiees a I. to pm' a :M pru
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Oiaaon Express a 4:10 pin a :o pm
Loa Angeles Limited... aU.ui yia a Ku6 pm
Fast laail a am a i ib pin
Cbir.a and Japan Mail.. a t:iw pm a u:a pin
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fDisa ai.a uuung uivik'un
bored he would at ply his great mental
power to the New Testament stories cr
miraculous healing, but the only outcome
Is an attempt to fit modern dlaenosra to
cases which physicians cannot even recog
nize aa having existed. There Is a curious
paiallel between the allcgeJ cures at Lour
des or In a Christian Science church, with
those in the Mediterranean basin, recorded
some fifty to eighty years after the events,
from tho traditions of Illiterate credulous
peasants. It Is also amaslng that one
should refoct tho Idea of demoniac posses
sion and acoept the rost. The only thing
to do with theso stories of cures is to treat
LUSCIOUS TURK PASSED UP
What Might Happen Should Dletlog
faddist Bnrronnd the Festive
It Waa the family Christmas dinner, Peo
ple had come from all over to attend.
The host a genial, hearty looking soul
flourished the huge carving knife over the
"Cousin Jane," he aaked, "what part of
the turkey do you prefer?"
Cousin Jane smiled a superior smile.
"None, thank you. I am a vegetarian
Haven't eaten a bit of meat for on year,
and look at me."
"I'm," said the host, passing on to Uncle
Jake. "Uncle Jake, what part ."
"I'm on the buttermilk diet,", replied
Uncle Jake. "Greatest thing yctl ever saw.
No Impurities In the system. lon't bother
about me. I don't even have to drink but
termilk any more. I Just awallow every
day a tablet containing two billion lactio
acid bacteria, and make it myself inside."
The host passed on to the next,
"Well, Cousn Adelaide," he said, "what
can I help you to?"
Cousin Adelaide moved away slightly and
acornfully from Uncle Jake.
"If you please, one ounce of turkey. I'm
a Fletcherite. Half an ounce would be my
usual portion, but this Is Christmas, and
I'm going to be real reckless. Oh, if you
only know how It makes me feel."
The host turned to brother Sam.
"Well, Sam, what can I do for you?"
"No proteld today, thank you, I eat noth
ing but vegetables that grow Underground.
Roots If you you have a few of them they
will be all I want or possible a little braa
You see the primitive man lived on roota
Our chief trouble today is that w do not
get back to a state of nature."
"Pass him the celery," said th host "I
guess that is the best we can do. Bertha,
what can I do for you?"
Cousin Bertha, a wan little thing, smiled
"Nothing, thank you. I'm living on hot
water. But I had my glass at eleven."
RAILWAY TIME CARDCo-
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MACHINES TO KNEAD BREAD
A French Device Capable of Knead
ing One Thousand Ponnd
t a Time.
Th American consul at Lyons, France.
report that during September there waa
an exhlhition of mechanical bread kneadera
in that city at which thirty-five mechanical
devices were exhibited for kneading bread
Three were German invention; all the
other were French. The pricea varied
from tOO franca (I&6.60) to 4,000 franc (177!).
Most of them are by steam or eleclriolty.
but all may be worked by hand or gas or
These machines will knead from 300 to
1,000. pounds of bread In an hour or In less
time, and they will knead from one pound
of breid up to 6X pounds. They are used
in nearly every bakery In France, and the
old atyle of kneading by hand I nearly out
Tiie trough in which the dough Is
kneaded in these machine are generally
about four feet In diameter. When tho
work of kneading la in progresa the trough
turn round slow:y. and the dough I turned
over by a system of metallic claws which
lift It up, throw It over and give it a
thorough turning aa completely a could be
done by hand. By this system every part
of the dough I thoroughly kneaded.
It Is said that the bread made-by thla
system is better than the article made by
the old method. A mechanical bread
kneader employed In France some twenty
five yar ego became very unpopular, but
upon Investigation the cause of the unpop
ulaiity was found to to In the poor quality
of flour usd. It Is now o msl lerel be;o.-.d
('.Ispute that the 'mechankal bread kneader
produces br-tter bread; that It la healthier
than the bread ma!e by the old method.
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WKUS I l- U a r A. UTll 4t tt BUITER
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F.meisou Lnal ...b :U pm b 1:11 in
Auburn Local ...b:60pra blls aia
a Daily. Dally except Sunday, e Su
day el' Doily M0p Batuida.
The Wusiaa at the Wire.
One afternoon a young wnman stepped
up to the telegraph counter In a local
department store and Ih a trembling voice
nuked for a supply of blank. S'.ie wrote a
mesue on onu blank, which she immedi
ately lore In halves; then a secind mes
sage was written out. that was treated
in the tame wuy; f.nully a third was fin
ished, and this one site handed to the
operator with a feverish t; guest that it be
"ruhlied." W'lieh the mcs.-ag'? had gone
on the wire and the sender had departed,
the operator rend the other two for her
own B"iuemerit. Th- first ran: "All at an
er d. Have no wish to see y iu ae;a!n."
"I)o not write or try to see me any more,"
was the tenor of the second message. The
third was to this effect: "Come at -once.
Take next trnln Is possible. Answer."
All the world lovea a bargain. You ran
find bargains by watching th "Want Ad
Fagea" of Th Be.
Better Dodge the sameon If Yon're
Srhedaled at it Million.
Charity lrrtlpc XaH
"How much do I owe you, doctor?"
"Really, my dear sir, 1 haven't had time
to Investigate your Income and look up
your rating In Bradsirvet's"
"Thunder! What s in Income got to do
with your bill for services? When I buy a
thing I want to pay the market price, which
Is ultimately based on tho cost of produc
tion. You evidently want to reverse the
economic law and charge all the traffic
will bear, like the big monopolies. Why,
man, that unnatural; it's like thoee orl
"Gently, my friend. You don't under
stand the ethic of the medical profession.
We physicians are not to be classed with
manufacturer or traders. Do they ever
give anything away? A large part of our
practice is charity. Our pricea justifiably
range from nothing up to several thousand
dollars. . Our services are humanitarian,
like those of the clergy; 'they are often
priceless, anl cannot be balanced on a
rale of dollars and cents."
"That sounds sort of reasonable, doc, I
feel Ilk apologising. Only It must be hard
for you professionals to figure out the de
tails of a bill, making it match with the
patient's necktie and his diamonds, and all
that. Maybe, the patient' wearing a
phony' atone, or he's dressed 'way beyond
hi mean, or he's a rich man dressed
cheap. You must be Sherlock Holmes to
know the right price to charge when you
haven't time to Investigate and want cash
on the spot."
"It Is an art," , admitted the physician.
"In th words of an eminent surgeon in the
North American Review by Dr. A. C. Hef
fenger, The fixing of a fee correctly Is a
talent which Is either born in a man or
only learned after long experience. The
physician should endeavor to ascertain the
patient' circumstances. Ho can tqus be
in a position, knowing aa he doe the
gravity of the operation or Its trlvallty, to
say what the operation 1 worth to the
patient. The physician Is necessarily the
better Judge of the two ' "
The possession of great wealth carries
with It heavy obligations, It Is stated, and
thfcse obligations are rightfully cashed by
the practitioner. Some wealthy men don't
have the Instinct of distribution, like col
lege builder and library givers, and theso
need ' encouragement- Legal fees are no
more invariable than medical fees; they
depend on the amount of money Involved
In a lawsuit or the wealth of the client and
the Jeopardy of his position.
American fea are not worse than Eng
lish. A city specialist charges from $5 to
20 for an office visit and asks about S1D0
for half a day's trip out of town. A day or
two spent awsy from the offlc la worth
between $Cfl0 and 1,000. There was a rail
road owner who hired an obstetrical spe
cialist to remain with his daughter during
ft critical period which lasted for two
months. The service 'was successfully per
formed and it was well worth a fee of
r.000, being at the rate of 1100 a day and a
bonus of $1,000. 70 J r.-.'J .
Tli at' s a beautiful theory; I'll sure
read that article," said the patient,
hastily scribbling a check of sufficient
proportions to avert an inquiry at his
bank. "Still, you can always argue on
the other aide, and I know some men
who'd rather Judge for themselves what
an operation was worth, to aave their
lives or otherwise. A man whe lan't par
ticular about living wouldn't like to pay
a fancy price. An operation may seem
elegant to the operator, like a painting
does to the painter, but that doesn't take
account of tho customer."
Standard Charge Impossible.
No standard price for medical services
I possible, according to the argument of
Dr. Heffenger. The fee evolves with the
evolution of the pocketbook. It is claimed
that one-third of New York City practice
la charity, and much of that Illegitimate.
Those Bhort-slghted persona who object
to a sliding scale do not realize the na
ture of professional services. There was
a mother who objected to a metropolitan
surgeon' charge of $1,000 for removing
her son' appendix, and wanted to pay
only $600, but the surgeon had witnesses
to prove that the filial appendix waa
worth the price, and he received the full
amount. The mother, perhaps with char
acteristic feminine lack of logic, failed
to aee the connection between a fat bank
account and plethoric appendix, and that
the removal of one should naturally te
suit in the reduction of the other. From
another point of view, this appendix had
been diatended with Rlalto lobsters and
other costly foods, instead of corned beef
and cabbage, and It was worth something
to restore the young man to an exalted
Example of Big Fee.
An ordinary man with a fractured finger
going to an ordinary surgeon might pay a
trifling fee, but when a rioh polo player
had l.la broken finger attended by an emi
nent New York surgeon It coat him $1,000.
The finger waa worth that In polo play
ing for that particular polo player. .Again,
there was a person of means who had an
appendix removed from the left side and
paid $15,000 for the Job. He waa perhaps
thankful that the appendix was not on
some other side. Laparotomy, which Is
a more unpleasant operation than It sounds
was executed on the wife of a wealthy
Bostonian, and the grateful husband
guessed about right when he sent a check
for $10,000 te the surgeon.
Borne bills are necessarily rendered to
the estate of the deceased person. In
one such case s.s,uuu was neuea dx a
Dhyslcian for a week'a final services. A
week still better paid was that of
family phylsician "who attended a patient
In a yacht from New York to a port In
one of our southsrn states." Tho patient
died from tuberculosis as they arrived in
port and the doctor earned $00,0X1. Dr,
Adolf Lorena, the Austrian aurgeon, re
ceived $75. W for going to Chicago and
treating Lollta Armour.
The average yearly Income of the J00.OV
medical practitioner in the I'nlted States Is
raid to be $7S0. If the exceptionally big feer
were excluded from the calculation, thr
average remuneration would probably
amount to that of the low-paid clergy.
There Is sometimes complaint Of col
lusion between family physicians ind spc
clnltsts, the former referring caes to tn.
latter In consideration of a ahare of tin
big fee. Dr. Robert T. Morris thlnkf
that the division of the fee between ex
pert and assistants is justifiable if the pa
tient Is frankly Informed of the fact- Al'
who assist In a case, before and' aftei
operation, should "share In receiving dig
nlfled compensation for their services."
New York Tribune.
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