THK NORFOLK WEEKLY NKWS-JOUKNAIj , FRIDAY , MAY f > , 1011.
Why Connie Mack is Successful.
What IN ( ho iiecret of Connlrt Maek'a
HUCCCHH ? Thnt question In asked al
most every day by the baseball fium.
Indeed , mnny baseball men Heom to
coimkler there la something uncanny
about th iiuin who hnn won three
American league pennant * and a
world's championship with the Ath
Hlvul managers. Jealous of Mack's
success , hnvo liecn heard to nneorlngly
cnll It "luck. " Personality , baseball
wisdom , foresight , all these hnvo been
attributed an reasons for Mack'H sue-
co.ss. And wo are all willing to nclinlt
that nil mny be minor factors In the
HUCCC.HH of Cornelius the great , Just as
they arc In the accomplishments of
IIMV man who attains something worth
However , thu factor of devoting half
his energies to the future la the one
1911. by American Pr * a Association
OOMUK IIACK , M ibAOun or Tan ATU&rncs
thnt has been Mack's big asset Dur
ing his career as a manager there has
seldom one might almost say never-
been a time when he was not prepared
for any old emergen6y.
Mack has the great faculty of know
ing when one of his stars IH about to
fade and knowing when one of his
youngsters in ready to jump in and fll
the veteran's shoes Then comes the
fateful day when the youth who has
been nursed along by Mack , who kept
him watching what the other players
did , Is made H regular
That hn.s always been Connie Mack's
system. It's very line to have a pen
nant winning bull club. But they
can't go on winning pennants or keep
Ing In the race forever
The history of Mack's successes
might be traced almost from the be
ginning with his faculty of obtaining
and training ball players as the big
factor. Mack does not want to buj
stars. He wants to make start * . Am
that his system in a good out ) is evl
dent from his record.
PITCHER STEELE USES THE
Pitcher Rimer' Steele of the
Ptttsburgs uses the longest hat
on record. It Is fully a foot
longer than the ono with which
Ilomm Wagner docs such execu
tion. One afternoon at the trainIng -
Ing camp In Hot Springs , Ark. .
Klmor was greeted with a laugh
when ho appronched the plate ,
telegraph polo In hand. "I
hope , " lie remarked , "that all
the pitchers In the league take
me for a monkey this season.
I'll show them what's what. "
Gregory Wins Game.
Gregory high school defeated Dalla
high school at baseball , 28 to 5. Greg
ory and Herrlck will play Saturday a
ternoou at Gregory and Bonesteel am
Gregory * will play next Saturday a
lunostccl. The Gregory players arc :
Volfe , Tlcnkun , Shaffer , Schudel ,
ipencor , Slaughter , Llstur , Lezotto ,
lorn , Bender ami Kosltzky.
Many Veterans to Loie Depths.
Uretikons ahead for the major league
'vetal" Slowly but surely the old
I mom hailed a few seasons ago
among the truly great * nro slipping ,
and popular demand for now faces ,
coupled with the degiuieratla of those
mime old Idols , Is working trenvndout1
chatigoH In both circuits. The time
lonorml adage , "It Isn't what you
were ; It's whnt you nro today , " la
working overtime , and the season of
gloom lit on In full blast.
There won't bo any glaring shake-
nps In the Cub troupe , according to
rfannger Chance. The only veteran
o bo lot out wan Clarence Beaumont.
I'lio peo.rlonn loader seems content to
stand pat and go along with the bat *
le scarred wurrlora who clung to him
hrough thick and thin and assisted
n giving Chicago four National Icagrji
lonnanta In live thrilling seasons. If
roung talent Is to l > o Injected Into thu
> etltled ranks the process will bo ap
plied locally to the hurling staff.
Infield to Stand Pat
To take It from Chance , the inflcld
ono oC the greatest over assembled
under ouo roof will endure anotlior
season , all slams at tha faithful Stein-
fold t to the contrary , although Zim
merman and youngster Doyle arc hot
after IIH ! job. The otittlcld will "come
lack , " and It looks Ilko Shcckard ,
Schulto and Hofmau for the ono best
jot. Kllug la getting up In yeara , as Is
Veodhnui , but Archer Is still a spright
ly youth , and the P. L. Is banking on
no chaugOH In the wind pad department.
At present sixteen ( lingers are on the
roster of the club , bnt a number will
> o let go before the season opens. Of
the lot four must bo enlisted among
: ho grownups of the slab department
Roulbach , Brown and Pflestcr ore the
irl/.o antiques , all hovering around
.ho thlrty-three-yoar mark , whllo King
Cole , the elongated marvel of 1010 , la
merely n stripling , beerdleiw child of
twenty-two , according to his own sol
As In the case of the Cubs , every
other club In the two major leagues
IB burdened with voiiernblo artists , and
thfl club owners seem loath to dis-
Photo by American Pres Association
IliTMONI ) , WUOHU WORK WILL BB
OLOHKr.T WATUBICI ) .
pose of the stars of yesterday , These
players are of Inestimable value to
their respective tcania In more ways
thim one ; otherwise they couldn't stick
to their jobs.
Iflnduranco in a grand quality in
baseball an well aa automobiles and
pugilism , but the beat of them muut
some day fall for the count. In Pitta-
uurg ( ho bugrt are wondering what the
fut tire holds for the athletic land-
murk.-- wit , Clark , Wagner , Loach ,
Leovor , Phllllppl , et al All these
heartlo * have basked In the llniollght
for mom than a decade.
Detroit has a. bunch of old scouts In
Crawford , Donovan. Mulliu and Davy
Jonoti. whllo tbo world's champion
Mack men have some aged boys In
Davis. Bender. Plank , Hartzel nmf
Murphy. yet those grownups must
stay on the job to lend a helping hand
to newcomers who stand in need of
tonsklernblo uplift In the flner points
Wagnar Saves Rod 8ok.
Charley Wagner , shortatop on the
Benton American league team , Is the
keystone to thn speedy Infleld corral-
tfid by John I. Taylor n few seasons
ago and all but smashed to smither
eens when the Hub o.lty magnate trad
ed McConnell and Lord for Purtell and
K. Smith , former White Shins.
The Now York Nationals li-vo a few
veterans who will have to do some tall
hustling to hold their jobs Among
them nro Catcher Schlel , Third Base-
mini Devlin and Pitchers Ames , Wlltse
nml rtnvmond. Cloo tabs will be kept
on lite hitter , and If ho does not show
foml f > r"iu \ > will sent to the minors
nr " ' > ' < ! t > "onto tit > > r ' 'Inb.
Business and Pleasure.
The man who makes his business a
pleasure U likely to live a good deal
longer and get , a good deal further
than the man who makes his pleasure
a business. Chicago Record-Herald.
Weigh Malls at Postoffice.
For probable statistical Information ,
the department of posts at Washing
ton has ordered every postofllce in the
United States to count and weigh out
going and Incoming mail of all de
scriptions , Including collected and de )
livered mall. A daily report of all mall
matter handled during the special
count. May 1 to May 31 , inclusive ,
must bo mode.
This order was put Into effect Mon
day morning and from the looks on
the faces of rural and city carriers
and all employes in the local postof-
flee the count is no joke.
Every letter and parcel received at
he local postoUlce Is being counted
find weighed. The malls are divided
n many classes and each class must
receive a separate report dally. First'
clusH , second class , newspapers and
nagazlnos at pound rate ; transient ,
ocal delivery , free In county , third
ulass , circulars , etc. , fourth class , con
gressional franked , other franked , lu-
eluding departmental , foreign and reg-
stored , are the classes In which the
report Is divided. The total number
> f pieces of each of these various
classes of mall must be counted each
lay and the aggregate time consumed
ti handling each class of mall must
> u stipulated In hours and minutes.
The day's report Is made out on a spe
cially printed blank from which it Is
transferred to the monthly report and
scut to the department on the end of
the special count.
In the west end of the mailing room
at the postolllco the rural mall car
riers held a conference which ended
n somewhat of a discussion. The ru
ral men were hard against the special
count and consternation was displayed
as to how each class of mall whould be
weighed. The order calls for pounds.
What shall be done with an odd postal
card which must be counted and
weighed , is one of the questions to be
The city carriers are grouchy and
the smile with which they are known
to usually greet the patrons has dis
appeared. The housewives wonder
why he seems so worried today. Mr.
Mailman explains It like this :
"We must count each letter , post
card , newspaper , parcel , etc. , separate
ly. Knoh class must be weighed by us
and wo are allowed to work but forty-
eight hours in the week. Our patrons
want their mall delivered promptly
and the office is choked up with mail
awaiting us all the time. One day of
it would be all right , but a month Is
Coleridga The Lait Phasa'
Professor Blackie In hln autobio
graphical sUi-tch entitled "Notes of a
Life" tells of a visit ho paid to Cole-
fldge. then living at Ellghgate. of whom
ho remembers only two things. " ( U
that ho was an old. Inflrm. doTruboiit
man : (2i ( that ho told me he lud
thrown 0101 board all speculative phi
losophy ( hiding perfect satisfaction In
the tlrs ! chapter of the gospel of John. "
WOMEN AS RADIUM PORTERS
Sank Thinks Thorn Loss Liable to Rob
bery Than Men.
The Radium bank In Paris has great
ly Increased Its female staff since It
started. This la due to the rapidly In
creasing use of the marvelous mineral
In medical and surgtaal practice.
Women are employed In preference
to mei ) because the- porters of radium
have hundreds of thousands of del
lars' worth Intrusted to them dally.
Their Identity Is purposely shrouded
In mystery to prevent any attempt to
rob them while accomplishing their
It Is believed that women carrying
radium are less likely to be "spotted"
by would be robbers than men.
RUN OUT OF COAL.
That Was the Story They All Told the
Coal Dealer Monday.
"Can you send me up a ton of coal
before noon ? "
That's what they asked the coal
dealer. They had completely run out
of coal and hadn't Intended to buy
any more this spring. But they chang
ed their minds.
"About twenty ahead of you , " the
coal dealer told most of them.
Bryan at Des Moinea.
Des Molnes , May L Iowa demo
crata gathered here today for a .con
ference and for the Jefferson day ban
quet this evening. W. J. Bryan arriv
ed early today to make the chief ad
dress at the banquet.
No Decision in Trust Cases.
Washington , May 1. The supreme'
court of the United States did not announce .I
nounce a decLslon In either the Standard -
dard Oil or the Tobacco sulLs arising
under the Sherman anti-trust law.
Stanton Wins the Ball Game.
The lirst game of baseball played In
Norfolk this season was easily won
by the Stanton high school team from
the Norfolk high school team , by a
score of 7 to 3 , Saturday afternoon , on
the driving park diamond.
The Stanton team came to the city
in automobiles , accompanied by a
good following of rooters. For ft time
it looked as if the game would be
called off because of the threatening
weather condition. The clouds were
chased away , however , by a heavy
northwest wind and although the sun
came out bright , the heavy wind uiado
good baseball playing almost impos
sible. Chilcoat , Stantou's pitcher , was
a favorite with both the wind and the
funs. The wind was In favor of the
pitcher , but the batters fought hard
against the wind without any long
hits. Chilcoat's pitching was good
and he made good at base running.
Keleher seemed out of sorts and
the heavy wind seemed to him a puz
zle. Lucas was again seen behind the
bat for the Norfolk team and he was
just as excited as ever. Lucas was
good at both batting and gave Kele
her great support.
Vanhusen , catching for Stanton , is
not slow. His throwing to second
against the wind was a feature. Haw
kins on second played a good game
and the other Stanton players teamed
together for good support of their bat-
teries. Koerber made a sensational
catch when he ran from the center
Held near second and took In a fly
which counted a double. Although
light at batting , Mapes was a whirl
wind on third and on two occasions
put out two of the Stanton sliders by
a narrow margin. Norfolk played a
little loosely at times , but they show
ed signs of fast playing with bettor
weather conditions. The feature on
the side Hues was the presence of the
regular i Norfolk team , whose member *
made i .themselves well heard by both
, Umpire I'oiiclier and the visiting team.
] Ollssman I , Schelly and Butler were
some pt the strongest rooters. The
score by Innings : K. H. K.
Stanton . . .00400102 0 7 8 3
Norfolk . . .00200001 0 3 3 4
Batteries Chilcoat and Vanhusen ,
Keleher and Lucas. Umpire Itev , J.
K. Pouchor , Stanton.
The lineup :
Stnnton. Position. Norfolk.
VnnluiHcn c Lucas
Chilcoat if Kcleher
Ray Ilolstoln. . . , ss Odlorne
Hey Holstcln 3b Mapea
Leuck cf Koerber
Young Ib Logan
Olascr If. ' Smith
Fuclis rf Denton
Hawkins ib ! Landers
Nellgh 7 , Atkinson 4.
Nellgh , Neb. , May L Special to
The News : The return game of base
ball with the Atkinson high school
team was played on the grounds of
the former Saturday afternoon In
which Nellgh won the game by a score
of 7 to 4. 'Mike" Jenkins , Neligh's
star high school twirler , is credited
with sixteen strikeouts in this game.
Clearwater Beats Ewlng.
Bwlng , Neb. , May 1. Clearwater
high school beat Kwing , 11 to 9. Wai
ter Furloy dislocated his ankle while
sliding to a base. A Clearwater play
er WHS struck on the head by a ball
pitched by Ray Benson.
Valentine Beats Sparks.
Valentine , Neb. , May 1. Special to
The News : Valentino high school
school baseball team crossed bats with
the Sparks team at baseball park here
and won an easy \ietory with a score
of 12 to 5 in favor of Valentine.
Valentine t a 0 4 0 1 4 0 * 12
Sparks 012000020 5
Batteries Sparks Shellbourn and
Osborn ; ValOntine .Daniels and Wil
son. Umpire C. Haley.
WANTS EVERYBODY TO STRIKE
Haywood Would Like to Have Gen
eral Walkout as a Protest.
St. Louis. May 1 Addressing a
meeting of laboring men in union
headquarters , William D. Haywood ,
once tried and acquftted for complicity
in the death of former Governor
Steuncnberg of Idaho , advocated a
general strike throughout the United
States on the day the McNamara
brothers are brought to trial in Los
The meeting was under the auspices
of the socialist-labor party and approx
imately 1,000 were in attendance.
Haywood explained that the idea of
a demonstration such as he has pro
posed originated with the national of-
llces f the Industrial Workers of the
Worl'd , with headquarters in Chicago ,
where , he said , the movement already
has gained considerable headway.
Savannah , Ga. , May L Savannah
socialists In a meeting characterized
as an "outrage perpetrated against organized -
ganized labor , " the arrest of John J.
McNamara in Indianapolis , and pledg
ed themselves to "do anything in their
power" to aid the McNamara brothers.
Resolutions adopted call for the
prosecution of those responsible for
the "kidnaping" in Indianapolis.
Indianapolis , May 1. Samuel Com-
tiers , president of the American Federation -
oration of labor , arrived and imme
diately went into executive conference
with about forty labor leaders of na
tional and state organizations , whose
headquarters are here. After the con
ference Mr. Gompers said the McNa-
maru case was discussed and that It
was decided for the , executive council
of the American Federation of labor
to take charge of a defense fund
which would be raised by contribution
from the labor organizations of the
A mectinR of the executive council
is to be called soon by Mr. Gompers ,
who said the session probably would
be held here. Further than this Mr.
Gompers" would not talk regarding the
' action of the labor leaders.
| Boston , May ] . : The full strength
. of the socialist party of America was
offered for the defense of John J. and
.1. B. McNamara , who are charged
with murder in connection with the
explosion at the Los Angeles Times
building , by the national executive
committee of the party now in session
A communication was also address
ed to the locals of the socialist party
condemning the arrest of the men as
"suggesting a deliberate plot , " claim
ing the prosecution ; of the men was
"Inspired by the National Manufactur
ers association" and that the whole
was "a dastardly conspiracy on the
part of the organized capital in this
country to crush organized labor by
crime and vengeance. " The communi
tion calls upon the locals to raise for
the defense of the accused and for the
carrying on of an aggressive cam
paign for socialism in California and
particularly in Los Angeles.
Railway Shop Men Return.
Sedalla , Mo. , May 1. The seven
hundred men employed at the Mis
sourl , Kansas & Texas railway shops
here , resumed work today after a
close down since April 26 , on account
of the month's appropriation having
Auto Scares Team , a Farmer Injured
Chris Marr , a farmer living west of
Warnervillc , has a broken leg as the
result of a spectacular runaway which
occurred near the Burr Taft farm
south of this city at 5 o'clock Satur
day evening. Mr. Marr was driving
home from Norfolk when his horses
were frightened by an automobile ,
driven by D , L. Best of Battle Creek ,
which was enroute to Battle Creek.
The machine passed the horses and a
sensational race began immediately.
The horses endeavored to overtake
the automobile and succeeded. Mr.
Marr lost control of the animals and 1
just as Mr. Best turned out of the way
at the approach of the excited animals
to avoid a collision , Mr. Marr was
thrown down a forty-foot embankment
near the South Thirteenth street
bridge. His teg was broken. One of
the horses received some Injuries and
the buggy was demolished.
In the automobile were Mr. and Mrs.
Best and n lady relative , who jumped
from the car In the oxcltument and
.sustained a sprained wrist. Marr was
put into thu machine and taken to
Battle Creek for medical treatment.
The broken buggy and the animals
\scro taken to the farm of County
Commissioner Burr Taft , who was
called on for assistance.
Experiment In Telephoning Made by
Members of the Harvard Wireless
club are winning success In their ex
periments with wireless telephoning.
Con versa tlon , song * and Instrumental
music on the graphophone have been
flashed from the Harvard college sta
tlon In .lefferson hall to the stations of
the members , where It was said to bo
reproduced with absolute clearness
By using electric current of high fro
qucncy nllornatlmi In connection with
wireless telephony distances up to for
ty miles have been negotiated success
As for long distance telegraph rec
ords , the members of the society feel
that they h.n > no reason to complain.
R. B. Wolvortnn. the manager of the
club , has pti-Kcd up messages from Mil
waukee. Chli.igo and T.impa , Flu. Oc
casionally he N able to hear messages
from Key West.
May Day Blizzard.
A blizzard of serious proportions
ushered In May da > in northwestern
Nebraska , northeastern Wyoming and
the Black Hills region of South Da
kota. The tail end of the storm
whipped down across the Rosebud
country and northern Nebraska.
Freezing weather followed the r.torm ,
which raged for twentv-fotir hours
The tempcruturo in Not folk \londa >
morning was 27 above zero West
of Valentine the snow ranged from
six to sixteen inches deep and all tele
graph wires are down , between 4UU
and uOO telegraph poles having gone
down between Valentino and I lav
Springs West of Chadron a tc-rrillc
blizzard is reported The snow dmt
ed and train service was interfered
with. Snow-plows had to be sent In
to the storm region and operating was
rendered more difficult because of the
lack of train dispatching wires
At Royal , Nob. , on the Burlington
line near O'Neill , a vvateispout occur
red Saturday afternoon. At Osmond
two inches of rain foil in a short time.
At Winnotoon a ver > heavy rain ib re
ported Prwirlos wore flooded and
some live stock drowned.
In Norfolk the rainfall amounted to
70 of nn inch. There was just a
traeo of snow-
Train Stalled at Gregpry.
"West of Gregory the storm attained
serious proportions , much the same as
at Valentino. Train No. 401 , which
loft Norfolk Sunday afternoon for Co-
lome , on the first through trip to that
point , the run Just having been extend
ed from Dallas , was unable to proceed
beyond Gregory and tied up there over
night Sunday. Again Monday morn-
ng this train was stuck in the snow
west of Gregory , but soon got out and
went on to Colorae.
Will Fruit Be Killed ?
Fruit men in Norfolk are gloomy
over the freeze , fearing that the se
vere freeze has killed fruit prospects
tor this summer. They are not cer
tain , however , that this will result.
Gardens were laid low. The North-
fork river here has risen sixteen
Cold Even in Oklahoma Today.
Kansas City , Mo. , May 1. Missouri ,
Kansas and parts of northern Oklahoma -
homa are shivering today from the
midden drop in temperature , which in
some places was as great as 50 de-
grocs. Wind from the northwest
which started early yesterday had
passed eastward today , but It left a
The weather bureau here predicts
that by Tuesday morning it will bo
freezing throughout most of Kansas
and Nebraska , In Missouri frost is
predicted with freezing in the vicin
ity of Kansas City. A report from
North Platte. Neb. , said the mercury
this morning had dropped to 24 do-
( jreos above zero.
Valentine , Neb. , May 3. Special to
The News : The rainfall in the storm
here amounted to 1.12 inches.
Snow 12 to 16 Inches Deep.
Gordon , Neb. , May L Special to
The News : The heaviest snow of the
winter and in fact for several years ,
fell here Saturday night. It began
raining at 6 o'clock but before 8 hau
turned into a wet snow and fell con
tinually until about 10 o'clock yester
day , turning a trifle colder , enough so
that it froze on everything that it fell
upon. At no time , however , has it
been colder than 20 degrees , and very
little wind has accompanied this
The telephone system is flat upon
the ground in the streets here , going
down In the nlgtit from the great
weight of snow and ice that clung to
the wires and poles. Small trees are
bent to the ground but will couio out
all right. The telegraph wires are all
down in both directions from here , so
that only scheduled trains will bo able
to run for a few days.
Aa yet there have been no reports
of loss of stock and It is not antici
pated that there will bo much , as
stock Is generally stout here , having
wintered In line shape.
The snow stands from twelve to
sixteen inches deep on the level , but
Is already going down quite fast , and
will probably not last moro than two
days , as the ground is quite warm
On the whole the benefits derived
from the moisture which was quite
badly needed by the farmers , will far
exceed the damage done to the telephone -
phone and telegraph linos.
Home Course In
XVII. Stimulants and
Drugs In the Home
By EUGENE L. HSK. M. D.
Copjrrlfht. Hid. liy American Pr
A oelutlo < i.
far back as tha memory of
man runneth not to the con
trary alcoholic drinks have
been termed "stimulants , " and
yet alcohol Is not a stimulant , but a
Kxact laboratory experiments have
determined that alcohol acts ns an
anaesthetic upon the higher brain cells
that preside over thi > moro complex
mental processes. In other words , the
man who "wakes up" under the Influ
ence of alcohol la really going to Bleep ,
so far as the more useful part of the
brain Is concerned , and thus the lower
and simpler mental processes come
more Into evidence. Analyze the con-
versatlon at some convivial banquet
and note how trivial and Inane It appears -
pears In the clear light of day pucrllo
when compared with some splendid Intellectual -
tellectual debate or discussion bringing
Into play the higher faculties. But
these higher faculties are sometimes
overworked and unduly active , deny
ing proper exercise to the simple brain
is NOT A FOOD , BCT A POISON ;
NOT A STI\JUr\NT , nOTAN ANAB3TUKTIO.
IT IMPAIItB MKNTAI. AND MDSOUIiAH KIT-
; IT ttuouriiNU Lira.
elements that control the emotions , the
play Instinct , the tendency to mix with
one's kind In iclaxlng good fellowship.
Something might be said for alcohol
as an agent for suppressing that part
of the brain which Is overworked In
the dally struggle for existence and
thereby affording opportunity for the
nervous balance to be restored by exer
cise of the simpler faculties
That some Influence Is necessary to
preserve proper nervous and mental
poise Is evidenced by tha example of
philosophers and scientists who have
become mentally "lopsided , " as It were ,
by overuse of ono portion of the brain
or disuse of the other portion Dar
win's loss of the aesthetic faculties and
the power of appreciation of music and
poetry Is a familiar Instance. His
weird taste In literature , which enabled
him to enjoy the lightest and trashiest
novels , was merely the call of his sim
pler brain elements , neglected and sup
pressed by the constant exercise of the
higher reasoning powers. Buc la It nec
essary to Qiuploy a poisonous drug for
such purpo.se ? It would appear not.
Is Alcohol Foodf
Atwater abowed that alcohol la
small i quantities WM ntlllced by tha
body . as a food. It has long been
known thnt alcohol la burned in tha
body with tba production of energy ,
but poisonous musbrooma also furnish
nourishment. ' Likewise , aa Atwliter
states , human flesh la digestible and
nourishing , but that la no reason for
using It as a food.
Experience of Life ) Inaurano * .
Life Insurance companies are quite
particular to exclude not only heavy
drinkers , but those whose bablta show
a trend In this direction. They are tak
ing no chancea with alcohol , and they
do not want to Insure people who
"feed" on It , This Is a business mac-
ter with a life Insurance company , and
the moral phase U * not considered ,
which means that Its action 1 based
upon the facta developed by experi
The most comprehensive experience
that has been published la that of the
United Kingdom Temperance and Gen
eral Provident Institution. In that
company the total abstainers were sep
arated from the temperate drinkers In
the mortality experience , with the re
sult that a difference of 32 per cent
was shown in favor of the abstainers.
Alcohol IB no longer used in medicine
aa a direct heart stimulant. It Is of
Borne value as a rapidly available tem
porary food In the crises of severe Ill
ness , fever , etc. , when It supplies ener
gy to carry on the body work , but even
hero It must be used with caution because -
cause of Its toxic effect on the heart
muscle and the fact that it lowers the
resistance of the body to the poisons of
Excluding the moral phase of this
question , therefore , medical judgment ,
considering solely tbo scientific evi
dence available , must pronounce
against the dally use of alcohol.
Whether the occasional use of alco
hol as a relaxing beverage or anaes
thetic for overoctlvo brain centers Is
permissible each man must decide for
himself. It Is right , however , that the
grave risks of even occasional Indul
gence should be known and remem
bered. Certainly no man of feeble
will power or neurotic family mstory
can afford to take the chances.
Opium , cocaine , chloral , bromides ,
all ure employed either to relieve bodily
ily pain or stltle th overlnstotent and
worrying brain , Hut , aa In the cns of /
alcohol , the relief brought by themi
drugs Is usually paid for at a high
rate of ln'croat. In fact , thn troubles
which are temporarily fotved luU > thn
background by such Indulgnnco seem
to grow In direct proportion to tint
degree of Indulgence and simply awnlt i
the t ! reckoning day. when the long rvnd
cd life bunion must be tnkcti up with
Its nddrd weight or Mfo'a journey for
Those remarks do not apply , of
course , to the Intelligent and proper
administration of Mich remedies by n
physician. It Is part of nfphysician's
duty to relieve pain , both mental and
physical , but It too often Imppeiw thnt
a narcotic properly administered In
ono Instance Is carelessly again tnkrn
without medical advice , and the fonn-
datlon of a lifelong habit In laid.
A great deal of harm In done by thn
self administration of headache reme
dies , mostly of the coal tar cliws.
These remedies have their place , but
should be used under a phyalclnn'H
guidance. Many headaches can be ru-
llovcd by simple remedies. Bathing
the forehead with a little buy rum or
rubbing with a menthol pencil , stmplo
rest or n dose of salts will often provo
snfllclent. The constant use of head
ache remedies Is moro than likely to
prove ' ' Irritating to the kldueya , aaldo
from the depressing action on the
heart. Aromatic ummoulii , strychnine
or sonic oilier heart stimulant should
always bo within the reach of tlumn
who are no 111 advised its to use head
ache powders more or lean regularly.
The causes of headaches are so nu
merous as to cover almost the cntlro
range of diseased conditions. So call
ed "biliousness" Is one of thn common
causes. This In nothing other than
poisoning from the retained product *
of Indigestion Bile may have Httln
0a 0a nothing to do with It , but calomel
or some other brink evocnant will
clear the system of the poison and re
lieve the symptom * .
Rye strain Is also a very frequent
cause of headache. Tha folly of swal
lowing drugs to relieve such trouble
Is evident. It Is comparable to knockIng
Ing n man Insenslblo In order to rallovn
his pain Properly fltted glasses will \
usually relieve eye strain. But In
some cases eye strain lit due to overuse
or Improper use of the eyes. Such
cases are readily relieved by root and
attention to proper Illumination or po
sition while reading
Abusa of Cathartic * .
As a rule , cathartics should only hn
used : as emergency remedies In aculi *
condition * , an colds , biliousness , dull
gestion , etc A tendency to costive
ness % nn usually be owcn.'om * by nnr-
urnl remedies Drugging chu bowels
Is very much Ilko drugging the nerv
OUR system the drug bwounv * man
ter. but the time come * when th < slnvit
will not obey the master , and a coiull
tlon of Rcml-purjlyitd of the bowel
In treating constipation It should h <
remembered that the Intentlne Is a
long muscular tube. ' Thin muscle" Is
what Is known aa an "Involuntary"
muscle , not under tbu control of thn
will , but acting redexly. Certain can
ters . In the spinal cord preside over thfl
bowel function and reapond to certain
stimuli. On of these stimuli Is tlio
presence of a certain volume of wastn
matter In the bowel. Another la tha
tendency t to rhythmical action of the
spinal center In other words , spinal
centers form habits , just the same an
brain centers , and U accnatomed to
act at a particular tlmo each day will
contrive to do so If permitted.
The value of n fairly general mixed
diet I * evident when the structure and
function of the bowel are considered.
Concentrated , prodlgested food would
aoon abolish the bowel function. Boat *
people eat too llttlo waato matter.
Their fond Is mostly meat and poU-
toex. A generous , allowance of trylt
and green' vegetables , especially splii-
acli , and tb free ufte of water be
tween meals will act Ilko magic In Bach
cases. The use of drags la Irrational
and positively harmful.
Tea , Coffee and Tobaooe.
The use of tea. coffee and tobaooo l
moderation cannot be regarded aa
harmful , but oven tna term "modera
tion" Is here used In a positive aena .
No doubt much dyspepsia and nenroun
derangement are due to tha abase of
rhpse fragrant and cheering sub
stances What constitute * abuse cam
only be determined.by expertmont in
each Individual case. For the avcrags
ninn one cup of coffee at breakfast and
a demllnsse In the evening should be
sufficient. Two cupa of coffee or te *
contain a pretty generoun done of the
drug caffeine and amount to drugging
the nervous system.
Tobacco should also ba used accordIng -
Ing to personal susceptibility. A cigar
after each meal will not , aa a rale , In
jure the average man , although sonm
are better off without tobacco or with
nn allowance of one cigar after dinner.
Constant smoking or chewing Is posi
tively Injurious , no matter how robust
or conceited the man may be who In
dulges In It
Alcohol Is not a food , but a poison ;
not | a stimulant , but an anaesthetic. It
Impairs mental and muscular efficien
cy It shortens life , even If used In so
Narcotics mask pain and trouble , but
do not remove the cause. They destroy
the will power moro effectively than
alcohol , but do not cause the same tis
Alcohol and narcotlca should not be
nsed In the home , except on A phyal-
rlaa's order * .
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one thing U
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