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THE NORFOLK AVKKKL-Y NKWS- JOURNAL , FRIDAY , JANl'ARY 7 , 1010.
MONDAY MENTION. A. C. Unntft of Wlnsldo was hero. W. P. Logan returned from Ponca. \ Frank Jackson of Dallas was In the city. city.Mrs. Mrs. Bessie 1) . Poyton returned from Omaha. W. J. Stndolman returned from Onmlia. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson of Crolghton were hero. Elmer Might returned from Omaha , whore ho went to see "The Merry Widow" opora. Fred Thlum Is In Omaha on busi ness. ness.Mr. Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Stafford visited relatives In West Point. Mlns Violet Oostorllng has gone to JJattlo Creek to visit with trlends. I M. J. Sanders , J. W. Wicks and L.j Ilolln have gene to Lnurol on busi ness , Peter Anderson of Brunswick Is In the city visiting with the A. G. Nelson family. Miss Laura Durland , who has been visiting at Plalnvlow , has returned to Norfolk. Miss Mary Kane and Martin Kane nro spending a week with relatives at Wlsnor. Mrs. W. J. Braasch and children of Plntto Center are In the city visiting relatives. Mr. and Mrs. L. Shannon of Ewlng , who are on their wedding tour , are visiting with the E. D. Perry family hero for n short time. Floyd Aniundson returned from Elk Point , S. D. , where ho spent the holidays with relatives. J. S. Buttcrlleld and E. F. Huso returned - turned from Sioux City , where they wont to sco "Tho Merry Widow" op era. era.J. J. H. Scrlvon of the Pine Uldgo In dian agency was In the city enrouto to his homo at Mitchell. Hay Estabrook returned to Lincoln Monday morning to resume his music al studios at the university. Mr. and Mrs. II. F. Schiller have re turned from Central City where they liad been visiting relatives. John Davenport , who has been visit ing with relatives nt Now Matamoras , O. , has returned to Norfolk. S. Temple , who has been hero visit ing with his daughter , Mrs. C. C. Gow , 1ms returned to his homo , at Wayne. Mr. and Mrs. S. G. Mayor and chil dren returned from Lincoln where they spent the holidays with relatives. Miss Clara Wilde returned from Milwaukee where she had boon spend ing a two weeks' visit with relatives. Leonard Ilageland of the Nebraska university spent a few days here visit ing with Sam Ersklno and other friends. Mr. and Mrs. F. II. Hume , who wore here visiting with the W. II. KIngsley family , returned to their homo at Omaha. Miss Maude E. Rees has returned to Crete after spending the holidays hero with her parents , Mr. and Mrs. D. Rees. Emory Phillips , who has been hero spending the holidays with Adam Phil lips , has returned to his homo at Sa lem , S. D. Mr. and Mrs. Gerry have returned to their homo at Inman after spending some time with their daughter , Mrs. Frank Perry. Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Walker , form erly of Norfolk but now of Plaits- mouth , are hero .visiting with the S. \ F. Ersklno family. "Blisses Lena Munsterman , Emma Schulz and Loulso Schulz returned from Fremont after spending New Years day with friends. Misses Selma and Hattie Claus , who have been here visiting with the Wil liam Uecker family , have returned to their homo at Battle Creek. Mr. and Mrs. II. B. Rhodes returned to Sioux City at noon , after spending the Christmas holidays at the homo of Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Estabrook. Mrs. II. C. Ohler and baby of Fair- bury , J. W. Franco and daughter and Mrs. D. W. Bodwell of Omaha , who have been visiting with Mrs. Franco during the holidays , have returned to their homes. William E. Luobcke visited at the homo of H. Helns last week at Gresh- nm. Nob. , and Mrs. II. Holns of Gresham - am , together with her daughter , Mrs. H. W. Luebcko and two sons of St. Joseph , returned to Norfolk to visit with Mrs. Mary Luobcko. There will be no mooting of the Wednesday club until further notice. Paving plans promise to como Infer for definite discussion at tonight's city council meeting. The regular meeting of the Mosaic lodge , No. 55 , will be held Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock. Mrs. Valentino of Boomer Is In the city nursing her son , Curry Klraball , who has been very 111. The Gorman Lutheran Relief asso ciation Is holding their annual meet ing at the city hall. New officers will be elected. The adjourned term of the district court will convene at Madison Tues-1 I , day. The court will bo in session probably two days. Skating was enjoyed on the various lakes and ponds surrounding Norfolk. The water has been frozen for a num ber of weeks and skating at this time Is nt Its best Miss Ruth Harding , who was in the city visiting her grandmother , Mrs. M. A. MacMlllan , returned to Omaha en- route to Vassar college. Miss Hard- Ing sang a beautiful solo at the Con gregational church Sunday. William Kurtz of the Lyric theater denies the rumor that ho Is in any way connected with the recent pur chase of the Crystal theater. Ho says that ono theater is enough for htm to look after and ho is not Interested In the Crystal. The postofflco was crowded to Us utmost capacity Sunday afternoon with people waiting for tholr mall , which was delayed on account of the Omaha train , which did not arrive until 2:15 : In the afternoon , The train Is duo hero at 12:50. : "For goodness sake take that little want ad. out of The News , or I will have to hlro a private secretary to an swer all the replies I have received fiom It , " said n local business man who Inserted n small want ad. In The Dally News , for a dork. R. F. Schiller , who has Just return ed from Central City , says his bro ther , George E. Schiller has sold the Schiller hotel of that city , and also hln old homo. Mr. Schiller has pur chased the building formerly occupied by the Farmers Bank at Central City. Holiday vlsltorn are now returning to their various homes and soon the traveling men's namesv will again ap pear In the hotel registers. A major ity of the visitors at the Norfolk ho tels during the past week have been people going through Norfolk to their various homos , Including the school teachers who are now returning from tholr two weeks' Christmas vacation. Funeral services over the remains of Oscar Lloyd NOHOW , Infant son of Mr. and Mrs. V. A. NOHOW , were hold Sunday afternoon. Services were held at the residence at 2 o'clock , Rev. Mr. Witt delivering a sermon. Services at the St. Paul church were held at 3 o'clock , Martin Wagner giv ing a sermon In English , after which the remains were Interred at the St. Paul cemetery. Manager Wolcott of the Chicago & Northwestern eating house at Norfolk Junction Is trying to locate George Armstrong , a roustabout at the eating house , who disappeared yesterday noon with a $25 express money order. The money order lay on the desk in an envelope. It turned up missing. The empty envelope was found In the coal shed after the train had gone and Armstrong had departed. Miss Mamie Killlan and William Me- Gehan were married at the homo of the bride's parents , at Wahoo , Now Years' day. Miss Killlan is a niece of A. L. Killlan of Norfolk. Mr. Me- Gehan Is attached to the government service at Manila , where the newly wedded couple will make their future homo. Among the out-of-town visit ors at the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Killlan of Norfolk. The Sons of Herman leased the Fchwertfegor hall for five years. The hall has been remodeled and will soon bo fitted up with a stage where a "homo talent" play will soon bo given. A saengerfest , It Is said , will soon bo organized hero. The Land Wehr Ver- clii has sub-rented the hall from the Sons of Herman for ono year. The Carpenters' union , It Is said , Is also anxious to use the hall for their meet ings. Death of Mrs. A. F. Conery. Noligh , Neb. , Jan. 3. Special to The News : Mrs. A. F. Conery , wife of Dr. Conery , died this morning just before 10 o'clock , after a prolonged Illness. During the past several weeks j i she had suffered intensely. Mrs. Con ery Is survived by a husband and daughter , Esther , besides two sisters. No funeral arrangements have as yet been made. The family has lived In Nellgh more than twenty years. Falls from Hlah Ladder. Beemer , Nob. , Jan. 3. Special to The News : Hugo Mueller , furniture man and undertaker of Boomer , fell . from a high step-ladder In his store. Ho was packing away seine Christ mas goods in a box on a shelf , when the ladder slipped , throwing him to the floor and the box falling on him. His face is badly mashed and his back ' hurt. Mr. Mueller was able to get to the next store , when he became uncon scious. Medical aid was called and It Is hoped that no serious results will follow. John Reifschimder , of the firm of Stoetzel & Reifschimder ( hardware ) , severed his connection with the firm January 1. Mr. Stoetzel will continue the business. Mr. Relfschtmder be comes a knight of the grip. He will carry the Paxton & Gallagher line of hardware the coming year. Falls On Icy Sidewalk. West Point , Neb. , Jan. 3. Special to The News : County Supervisor Rich ard Stafford met with a serious acci dent at his homo at Bancroft. He was taken with a severe spell of coughing and In the paroxysm he lost his bal ance and fell on an Icy cement side walk with great force , sustaining a fracture of the skull. Some hope of recovery Is held out by attending phy sicians. Boston Is Buttermilk Mad. Boston , Jan , 3. Boston Is drinking buttermilk to the extent of 10,000 quarts a day. All first class soda counters , restaurants , hotels and oven bars , servo buttermilk. One popular men's lunch establishment In the downtown district serves forty gallons lens of buttermilk a day In summer and nearly as much In winter. This supply Is secured by a private dairy on the promises. Every morning there Is a churning , conducted on the latest scientific principles. The but termilk thus secured Is thick and creamy. The butter Is merely a by product , and Is used In the kitchen. Many of the patrons of this place have forsaken soup and pie luncheons and have taken up buttermilk. In fact. "Do you buttermilk ? " Is a standIng - Ing question In the business section. "To buttermilk" does not mean nec essarily to diet , but the man In whom the doctor observes a disquieting ten dency to excess adipose tissue nowa days holds himself In readiness to got on the buttermilk cart forwlth. Nonbuttermllkers nro Inclined to poke fun at Boston's buttermilk leg ions , but the buttormllkers take them selves and their buttermilk seriously. They say some remarkable cures of serious Ills nro dally being credited to the use of buttermilk ; that nt first It was largely looked upon as a most refreshing beverage , especially during the summer , but that after Elle Metch- nlkoff , the great biologist , and ether scientists not only recommended It as a health food , but took to drinking It themselves , things looked different. j I Physicians- particularly those who made a specialty of studying the diet | I began to look Into the matter. As n result , many of their patrons sufferIng - ' Ing from Indigestion , liver and kidney troubles were advised to form the buttermilk habit. The quantity usual ly depended on the case , but a quart could always ho easily taken In a day , and oftentimes much more. The but termilk doctors lilso suggested that their women patients drop Into some buttermilk depot when In town shopping - ' ping and take n glass of buttermilk In place of Ice cream soda or similar drinks , claiming that Its action Is at once refreshing and Invigorating to a woman's tired nerves. Buttermllkers are Mostly Men. But Boston's buttermilk adherents are as yet largely men. I The seasoned buttermllkor takes several glasses a day , and when ho goes homo will take as many more be fore retiring. | It Is not unusual for a Boston ho tel , restaurant or drug store to run short of buttermilk. In the suburbs there Is a steadily growing Inurcasc In Its sale , and the best dairy men have their regular household customers who take at least a quart of buttermilk a day and us ually more. While the call for buttermilk Is much larger In the summer , for It sure ly quenches thirst , the seasoned but- termllktaker drinks It the year round. Ono of Boston's buttermilk enthusi asts Is Dr. N. C. Davis of Dorchester , who has this to say regarding butter milk and the benefit derived from but termilk drinking : "Buttermilk Is formed by the action of certain bacteria , or microbes , which break up the sugar In milk into the substance known as lactic acid. The peculiar taste characteristic to sour milk Is duo to this lactic acid. "There aro. however , 150 varieties of lactic acid bacilli. Therefore , It Is quite necessary that a great deal of experimenting should have been done In order to find the special form that will give the best buttermilk and beef of advantage In treating disease. " Doctor Davis not only advises one to form the buttermilk habit , but ho practices what he preaches , having tak en buttermilk faithfully himself every day for a year. lie says that while formerly subject to a severe form of headache , ho has found a complete cure by the taking of buttermilk. Last Blow to the Doubter. The genuine buttermllker will refer you to a recent number of the New York Medical Journal , containing an article by Haven Emerson , M. D. . In which he says that the use of butter milk is based on three distinct pro perties : "First , that pathogenic bacteria do not thrive In a medium that has a marked degree of lactic acid such as buttermilk. Second , that the process of carbohydrate and proteld disinteg ration occurring in the souring of milk makes a softer and more digestible and smaller curd and a resulting food In a state of partial digestion. Third , lactic acid bacteria as they occur In buttermilk activates peptic secretion and digestion. It Is useful In the feedIng - Ing of Invalids or of Infants who are suffering from a disordered digestive process. Its use has been proved val uable in the dietary treatment of pul monary tuberculosis , and In the modi fied food for Infants whether these Infants be well or ill. " If the doubter be not floored by these facts ho may be convinced by the statement that a business man In Boston and another in Charlestown claim they have been entirely cured of Brlght's disease by buttermilk. In Germany buttermilk is largely used as a remedy for various diseases. One eminent physician claims that the bacteria of diphtheria , typhoid and tuberculosis perish spontaneously in buttermilk. Ho also says that but termilk is ono of the best dietetic rem edies of gasto-intestinal diseases of children. The old way of making buttermilk In the dairy was to allow milk to sour before pouring it Into churns. After churning the butter fat was removed and that left behind was termed but termilk. According to the new method of making buttermilk , cream which has lost some of Its former sweetness is used. This Is pasteurized and placed In the churn after having been exposed - posed to a certain temperature. When It leaves the churn It contains lactic acid only , all ether microbes having been destroyed. Northwest Weddings. Noligh Leader : The following mar riage licenses have been issued by the county judge : Guy E. West of Noligh and Myrtle Ofe of Oakdale ; Ira O. Ellenwood and Josephine Alice Wood- worth of Neligh ; Lowell M. Bickford and Emma Reutzel of Nellgh ; Martin M. Tousgaard and Sophia W. Bohnert of Neligh. MULDOON PICKS JOHNSON. Jeffries Has Been Indolent , the Negro Busy , Argues "Billy. " New York , Jan. 3. It Jack Johnson beats Jim Jeffries In that Fourth of July fight It looks very much as If the pugilistic championship will remain with the negro race until Jack gets too old and feeble to put up his hands. There doesn't seem to bo a man In the heavyweight division this day who looks llko ho will over bo a champion , or even a near-one. Just a few days ago a list of candidates for the crown was mentioned , but since then the light of ambition 1ms been dimmed in two. two.Jack Jack Jones , the Mannyouk minor who came out of obscurity to take up the white man's burden , fell by the wayside on Christmas day , when an other big fellow by the name of Reed clipped him on the Jaw for the fatal count. As for Reed , ho Is about as good as ho over will bo , and ho Is not claiming anything more. The other big ono to be toppled over was California's pet youngster , Walter Schttlkcn. Ho came out of the ama teur ranks , where ho had always been a winner , and went against "Gunboat" Smith. Ho lasted seven rounds. The only thing that ho has a chance In In the future Is the "excuse club. " When the count was given him and ho recov ered sulllclently from the shock to bo able to say something , ho claimed that a low blow landed on him In the sixth round and killed his chances. Now all we have loft Is whatever Billy Madden has In hiding upon his farm , and our old friend of Rldgeflehl Park. N. J. , Jim Stewart , and Joe Jeannette knew the latter and declared that ho might bo no mo good some day If ho will take enough time off the trolley car ho manages to do some training. As the time for the light draws near er general opinion seems to bo swerv ing to the side of the hegro man. When the match between Jeffries and Johnson was first talked about It wab "Jeffries will turn that black man white" with a majority of those who llko to dope out winners of fights. Now there Is no such expression used. Those who pride themselves on their good record at doping coming events have asked to be excused from saying anything. The moat logical opinion of the prob able result Is that of Billy Muldoon , the man who once trained John L. Sul livan and who knows as much about the physique of a man as n physician. Muldoon's opinion would seem to in dicate that Jeffries is a forlorn hope. "An athlete -cannot absent himself from the ring for so long a period and then como back as good as he was when ho left It , especially If he has > led an Indolent life or a life that has not had a healthful attachment to It , " IH the way he talks. He argues that , although there Is little difference between the ages of the men , the negro has the advantage , and what Is more In his favor , ho has been In continuous action for the past six years , while Jeffries has clone noth ing in the pugilistic line during that time. "I should not be at all surprised , " said Muldoon , "to see the outcome of the fight very similar to that which occurred in New Orleans when Corbett wearied Sullivan Into defeat by his youth and staying ability. When men got on In years , they wear down in any contests , especially so when they have been out of the game for some time. It is 100 to 1 that Jeffries will never be able to punch the bag as long and as hard as he could six years ago , and that Is the best Indication that ho Is not as good as ho was. " FRANK GOTCH'S OPINION. Jeffries Will Whip Johnson , Says the Wrestling Champion. Kansas City , Jan. 3. Frank Gotch Is one athlete who believes that James J. Jeffries will return to the ring and remove ono black spot from the pug ilistic horizon. Frank , of course , Is traveling with the former champion and naturally wouldn't knock If he felt like It. But Francis says that Jeff is good good enough to whip a whole regiment of negroes. "When you see Jeffries in Kansas City next Tuesday night you will agree with me that the big fellow is ready right now to fight for the cham pionship , " writes Gotch to the sport ing editor of the Star. "I have been with him six weeks now and every day I see him improving. Don't think for a minute that he has lost his speed. He races around Sam Berger like a cooper around a barrel and ho certain ly has strength. I have been wrestling with him and can vouch for his strength. Ho considers this tour only a little preliminary workout , but , be lieve me , before he Is through he won't carry one ounce of surplus flesh. I have practically agreed to go to the hills with the big fellow when ho be gins training for his fight with John son. I don't know whether I will be able to help him any , but I will give him the best I have. Wait until you see him next week and you will say that I have picked a winner. " Hit By Train. Cumlng County Democrat : On Tues day afternoon as Adam Peatrowsky was driving across the railway track near the postofllce , the engine of a freight train coming from the west struck the rear end of his wagon , breaking off ono of the wheels. Mr. Peatrowsky was thrown violently out of the wagon upon the ground , barely escaping with his life. His team ran away and later was taken up near the river bridge. It appears that the en gineer was not looking ahead at the moment , neither was Mr. Peatrowsky aware of the approaching train , until the crash came. Aside from a bad shaking up and a terrific shock , Mr. Peatrowsky suffered no further In juries from the accident It was an exceedingly narrow escape from death. DROPS DEAD AT DEPOT. Old Soldier Expires Suddenly on Omaha Depot Platform. Omaha , Jan. 3. While waiting on the platform of the union station early last evening to change cars onrouto to Danville , 111. , from Hot Springs , a middle aged man dropped dead from heart failure In sight of a number of passengers who were about to take the train. From letters and data found on the man's clothing It is believed he Is W. D. Miller , an Inmate of the Battle Mountain sanitarium , branch of the national home for disabled volunteer soldiers. A pass card showed Miller to have been a member of the late company A , Fiftieth Iowa Infantry. From a notebook the names and ad dresses of a number of relatives were secured by the coroner , who was sum moned , and they will bo notified. Wltten Wants Railroad. Wltten , S. D. , Jan. 3. Special to The News : A public meeting was. held in Wltten this afternoon that was attended by at least 200 repre sentative homesteaders of this vi cinity , the object of the meeting waste to devise some means whereby the railroad could bo secured nt Wltton A petition was drafted and signed by over 200. Said petition will bo pro Hunted to the officers of the North Western railroad as soon as possible West Point Wants Races. West Point , Nob. , Jan. 3. Steps have been taken and n movement In niigurated In West Point for the pur pose of placing this town on the rac ing circuit map and of having n big racing meet hero next summer. An effort will bo made to join the Teka- mah-Fr.emont-Columbu8 circuit. Big madlson Land Deal. Madison , Neb. , Jan. 3. Special to The News : A big real estate deal was consummated whereby A. E. Remen- dcr purchaser the Fred Bender farm , a short distance east of Madison , at $118 per acre , and Bender comes into possession of the Remendor brick liv ery barn as part consideration of $7.- 000 , now leased and operated by in- rich Matthews. It Is understood that this deal will not mnko any difference with Matthews' lease , and ho will con tinue to operate the barn as ho has been doing. MAKES WAR ON BAD EGGS. Pure Food Commissioner After Violators lators of Law. Vormllllon , S. D. , Jan. 3. Commis sioner A. N. Cook of the South Da kota food and drug commission , caus ed the arrest of Folda & Sons of Lostervllle , S. I ) . , for shipping rottener or stale eggs. At Yankton a plea of guilty was entered , and the offenders wore let off with a small line and com pelled to pay all coats of the action. Dr. Cook has several similar cases under consideration , and ether arrests are likely to follow. There Is considerable complaint all over the state in regard to rotten eggs , and the commissioner proposes to follow up every clue that will lead to the arrest of law breakers. 1910 COURT SCHEDULE Judge A. A. Welch Announces Calen dar for Ninth District. Judge A. A. Welch of the Ninth ju dicial district of Nebraska announces the following court schedule for 1910 : Pierce February 3 , September 1. Madison March 10 , September 22. Knox April 7 , October 13. Antelope April 2S , November 3. Wayne May 19 , November 2-1. Jury first Monday of each term. Naturalizations first day of each term. Reporter , W. II. Powers , Norfolk , Nebraska. Coasts Under Car Wheels. Omaha , Jan. 3. Ernest Nason , 7- year-old son of John Nason of 2130 South Thirty-fifth street , was Instantly killed yesterday afternoon by a street car which struck him while coasting on the street. The accident occurred at Twenty- ninth avenue and Farnam street. The boy was coasting down the hill at high speed , when he slid out onto the tracks as a westhound car came by. The motorman - torman was unable to stop the car in time to avert the accident and the boy went under the wheels. His body was badly mangled and he died in stantly. The police were notified and made a report on the case. Coroner Ileafey will hold an Inquest. BANANAS FATAL TO BOY. Deal for All Fruit He Could Eat Causes Death of Youth at Bladen. Bladen , Neb. , Jan. 3. After eating sixteen bananas John Claussen , 10 years of age , became 111 and died at his home at this place. With a num ber of companions , he entered a res taurant. For a cash payment of 5 cents the proprietor offered the hoys all the bananas they could cat. It is claimed that the fruit had been frozen. Lack of Water Causes Trouble. In connection with the local electric light situation the present manage ment of the Norfolk Electric Light and Power company made a statement tea a News reporter. They say that the problem of a central station always Is to anticipate the equipment needs in advance and that their company has always been successful In this until very recently , when a combination of circumstances seemed to render this impossible. "When the present management took hold of this plant , which was in 1895 , " said E. A. Bullock , the presi dent , "the company owned just one- half mile of polo line and was charg ing for current at the rate of 24 cents per kilowatt , whereas we now have in the city of Norfolk over forty miles of polo lino' and our highest rate Is 10 cents per kilowatt. " "At that time , " continued Mr. Bul lock , "the equipment of the power house consisted of a fiO-horsepowor high speed engine and two Edison bi polar generators , or dynamos , which machinery , even at that date , was ob solete. The circuits were all .llroct current and service was only supplied during the hours between dusk and midnight. "In 1900 the company decided on a policy of extension , in face of the fact that the business at that time was most unprofitable. It was decided that the method of distribution then in practice was not suitable for a city covering the territory that Norfolk does , so the entire lines wore rebuilt and new lines constructed In parts of the city which had not been able to have service before. These new linen were built for high tension distribu tion , the 'julco' being supplied by anew now 200-horBopower Corliss engine and a Wostlnghouso alternator the high tension circuits were 2200 volts , trans- Little Things Annoyer or Pl ease Us Little tilings annoy us the little curl of smoke that , if left alone , would soon smutlKu the furnishings and make work for the house-wife. There arc no annoying little things In the PERFECTION Oil Heater ( Equipped with Smokeleas Device ) They've been banished by hard thought and tireless work. In their stead there are little things that please that make for comfort and satisfaction. The little self-locking Automatic Smokeless Device that actually prevents smoke the little lock on the inside of the tub * that holds the wick in check keeps it below the smoke zone , so ac curately adjusted that it cannot go wrong these are some of the little things that please that have contributed to the name and fain * of the Perfection Oil Heater. The most satisfying heater you can buy always ready easy to manage always dependable quickly cleaned. Brass font holds 4 quarts burns 9 hours. 'Attractively finished in Nickel or Japan in various styles and finishes. Evtry Dealer Everywhere. 1C Not At Yoitri , Write Cor D erlptv ! Clioultr to the Nearest Agency of the STANDARD OIL COMPANY ( Incorporated ) formed to 110 and 220 for entrance to the consumers' premises. " Mr. Bullock said further : "The ma chinery was nt that time much too large for the load wo had , and though our conditions were such that we were not operating at any kind of a profit , the service which wo soon extended to twenty-four hours was the most sat isfactory In the state at that time , and wo wore gaining customers , not rapIdly - Idly , but at a healthy rate , In two or three years after the Installation of this unit. Still , we did not have suf ficient load to operate economically. "Soon after this we changed our selling policy turned the supply and wiring departments over to a local contractor and started an advertising campaign In The News a policy which at that time was comparatively new and untried. Its sucess was al most Instantaneous , and we soon saw that wo wore not only taxing ourselves financially ( it costs about $20 to con nect up a customer ) but that it would soon tax the capacity of our plant. You may appreciate the results of this policy when we state that In sixty days we connected up seventy-five houses. The education of the people to the many modern' uses of electricity through our ad In The News resulted in so much new business at once that we were swamped that was all. A year ago wo know that In order to carry the December peak load of this year It would be necessary to have a complete new plant. We decided to install the very best apparatus pro curable , and , owing to developments In the industry , a plant which would manufacture current economically and enable us to maintain the low rates we had established after the policy of larger successful companies. "We purchased a large DeLaval steam turbine directly connected to two General Electric alternators , the only unit of the kind In the state out side of Omaha and Lincoln. This ma chine operates condensing that Is , the exhaust steam is condensed and fed back to the boilers. In order to do this it was necessary to have a water supply of fiOO gallons per min ute. Engineers told us that we could procure this from wells near our power house and had this been true we would have had our plant successfully in stalled and in proper working order last June , but after much costly ex perimenting wo found that we could not get sufficient water "from a well near our power station , and it was necessary for us to run a pipe line to the river. This line Is part of the way more than eighteen feet deep , and even by paying exorbitant wages it was not possible to get a sufficient number of men to work In the freez ing water to finish the work before our December load was on us. This we have just recently completed and our next work was to learn the proper op eration of the turbine under our condi tions. Though our engineers are the best obtainable , this was no simple task , as may be easily understood from the fact that a man sent out to us from the manufacturer fell down. Wo finally mastered this , however , but not until we had several interruptions of the service , which no doubt lost us several friends who could not be ex pected to understand the circum stances. " Mr. Hullock then stated something of the future plans of the company. "At the present time two largo water tube boilers are being made for us at Oil City , Pa. , which have an overload capacity of 1000-horsopowor at 200 pounds pressure. These will be ship ped this month. They will stand twen ty feet high and will necessitate the complete rebuilding of our power house , which will at that time he made completely fireproof and will present a very pleasing appearance to the passer-by. With this now plant wo will ho able to operate more econom ically , and give the people of Norfolk a service which will bo unrivalled by anything In the country , both for re liability and for steadiness of Voltage. " In the power house , where the new turblnu was In operation , It was point ed out that the little rotor which wan practically "all there was to" the en gine , revolved some 0,000 revolutions per minute , ojul that the unit , though more than twice the size of the old one , takes up less than one-third the floor space. Ciiiiiiot lie Curcil by local applications IIH tln-y cannot reach tlucllmascd portion of tinunr. . Tlioru In only one way to euro < k-af- no.HH , and that IH by coiiHtltutlonul remedies. Ui aftiSH ! IH caiiKoil by an Inflamed condition of the IUIICOUH lin ing of the KiiHtaehlan Tube. . When thl.M tube IH inllamed you have a riim- blliiK Hound or Imperfect hearing. nml when It IH entirely eloHed , DeafiiCHH IH the roHiilt , and unle.s.s the Inllainniatlon can ho taken out and thin tube restored to UK normal condition , hearing will be destroyed forever nine cases out of ten are caused by Catarrh , which IH nothing bul an Inllamed condition of the imiooiiH surfaces. We will Klve One Hundred Dollars for any case of Deafness ( caused by catarrh ) that cannot bo cured by llall'H Catarrh Cure. Send for circulars , free. K. .1. CHUNKY & CO. , Toledo , O. Sold by llrtiKKlstH. 7ic. ! Taltc Hall's Family 1'llls for consti pation. Burns Her Eye. Sioux Falls , S. I ) . , Jan. 4. As the result of a peculiar accident , Miss Cora Lovre , a vwell known young woman of Toronto , Douel county , may lose ono of her eyes. At the time of receiving the Injury she was engaged in washing the zinc under a cook stove In her home. She had occasion to rise and poke the lire. The young woman then resumed the work of washing the /.inc. and in moving about she came in con tact with the hot end of the poker , which struck her squarely in the eye. The eyeball was badly scorched. It has not yet been fully determined whether or not the sight can bo saved. The Hospital Masquerade. A New Years masquerade ball was given by the attendants of the hospi tal for the Insane at their amusement hall in that institution. The ball wns beautifully decorated in various colors , oak leaves , holly and ferns being fea tures of the decorations. The Norfolk orchestra furnished the music to which a largo party of dancers In beautiful and unique costums kept time. A number of prizes were awarded to the masqueraders , for the best dressers and best Impersonators of characters which their costumes rep resented. Ira Gale as "Uncle Sam , " on the gentlemen's side won the first prize and Miss Mary Drager as an "indian Maid" the first prize among the ladles. Mrs. J. K. Wilson aa "Topsy" and J. B. Mitchell as an "Irish Policeman" won second prizes. Punch and other refreshments were served. The ball was a decided suc cess. NINE DIRECTORS TO BE CHOSEN The following notice has been sent out to every member of the Norfolk Commercial club by Secretary J. D. Sturgeon : "Tho annual meeting of tin Norfolk Commercial club will be held Friday , January 7 , at 8 p. in. , In the city hall for the election of a hoard of nine diiectors for the ensuing year ; for the transaction of any other business brought before the meeting ; for a gen- oinl discussion of the past and future business of the club , and to receive the reports of the president , secretary and treasurer. "You are earnestly requested to bo present as the meeting is an Im portant one and should bo attended by every member of the club. Como yourself and urge your friends and neighbors to come and enjoy the busi ness and social features which will Include light refreshments. "Go over the list and make your se lections of the nine men you want on the board to conduct the business of the Norfolk Commercial club for the year 1910. FISTULA-Pay When CURED Piles All Rectal Diseases cured without a surgical ) operation. No Chloroform , Ether or other gen eral aneasthetic used. CURE GUARANTEED to last a LIFE-TIME. iRTKXAUiNATioH FRBK. 1 t I WRITB I'OR BOOK ON PILES AND RECTAL DISEASES WITH TESTIMONIALS DR. E. H. TARRY , 224 Dee Bulldlne , Omaha , N br > sk >