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THE ABGUS.. TUESDAY, MAY 15, 1900.
when sick Is Lydla Em
No other medicine In tho
worm has none so much
No confidence has ever
No woman's testimonial
was ever published by
Mrs Htnkham without
No woman ever wrote to
Mrs PInkham for advice
without getting help No
man sees these letters
Her advice Is free and
her address Is Lynn,
Mass She Is a woman,
you can tell her the truth,
No living person Is so
competent to advise
women None has had
She has restored a mil'
lion sufferers to health
You can trust her Others
Lydut E. Plnkham Med. Co., Lynn, Mat.
Gllhooly Will be Wel
comed If he comes, hut h; lia married man
act we Mjdom tre him nowidn.
bemwljl be rerarded wt intruders.
If tbey are Miiokioi; common e'Kanf
they tijtihv either be allowed to try our
or withdraw. One need only put hie.
he.id In at my door to realize that cl
Kars are of two kind.
The Geo K lavl and other No
one wbo snjoaea tbo ieo. ti. Davis el
ixir would ever attempt to describe llM
d'-llns. for hi smoker would be cer
tain to get out When he wbh ai school
Johnny M.ihocy smoked a cane chair
and be h as since said that from oane to
ordinary clvarit wan not ao Doliceahle
a tbe change from ordinary cigar to
iht'Om. K. Uavlt. We ask no one to
heMeve this, for the confirmed smoker
of the (eo. K. PavW clpar detests an
areument of any klnrt Were we anx
ious to trove Johnny's atatementwe
would simply state lr jp In at
and try a I'.ro K. Davis.
1706 Second Avenue.
8awed building stone,
Ashlar and Trimmingi
For cheapness, durability and
beauty excelled by none. This
tone does not wash or color the
wall with rtlkali, etc. Plans sent
us for estimates will receive
careful attention and be returned
promptly a our expense.
Quarries 12 miles from Bock
Island on the C. I. A Q. R. R.
Trains Hon. 6 and 10 will stop
and lei visitors off and on.
Bridge stone, corn crib
blocks and foundation
stone, any size desired.
Samples of Stone and Photos of
buildings can be seen at Boom
No. 13. Mitchell A Lynda's build
AilTIIUB BUBBALL. Manager
Kick Island or Colona. 111.
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'BELIEVED IN GHOSTS
DR. ELLIOTT COUES SAID THAT HE
OFTEN SAW THEM.
Tfc Faeaoas Oraltholon-lst'a Deserts
tloa of the Spirit of a Dead Frlead
Wko Appeared to aad Conversed
Wlth'IIlm la Ilia Room.
Dr. Elliott Coues. tbe famous orni
thologist and member of the Ameri
can Academy of Sciences, was Ions
recognized as tbe foremost advocate of
belief in tbe existence of ghosts, lie
bad promised several of bis friends
that, if able to do so, he would appea
to tbern after bis own demise, and they
are still waiting, with no little inter
est, to see if be can carry out tb
I have myself seen the ghosts of a
good many dead persons," said the
doctor one day. "1 remember one oe
caslon when I bad Just gone to bed,
tbe light being turned out, I was com
posing myself to slumber when I sud
denly became aware of a presence in
tbe room. Tbe impression conveyed
to my mind was that it was tbe pres
ence of a certain person lately decease
ed, with whom I bad been on very in
tiinate terms. In fact, I felt an over
powering sense of the nearness of the
Individual in question.
"About the same moment there
arose slowly from the floor a nebulous
mass of what looked like shining
white vapor, which began to take
shape, as did the emote from the cas
ket opened by the fisherman in the
'Arabian Nights' ' tab's. Gradually it
assumed a more distinct outline, un
til it presented a radiant image of my
friend. The Hps appeared to move,
and from them came an intelligible ut
teranee, a message in short, from the
departed. I do not care to say what
that message was.
I cau assure you that the vision was
no dream, and the nature of the mes
sage was such as to eliminate, to my
own satisfaction at all events, the the
ory of hallucination. What. then, was
this shape of shining white vapor?
Was It a human soul? It is a question
pregnant with intense Interest.
"Each of us, I believe, has in him a
ghost, which ordinarily is conlltied to
the precincts of the body. When 1
die, my ghost leaves my body perm a
nently, and. having done so. ierhaps It
may continue to be the vehicle and
means of expression of conscious will,
memory and understanding. St. Paul
says, Tuere is a natural ixxiy ana a
spiritual body.' It is of the spiritual
body that I nm speaking.
Our senses take cognizance of no
forms of matter except those which
are in a certain degree of condensa
tion, but the spiritual body may be of
a more rarefied and tenuous substance
Tbe nonappearance of ghosts to us
may 1h a question not of the existence
of specters, but of the acuteuess of our
"My owu experience Is that tbe com
Ing of an apparition Is always preced
d by a curious sensation which I call
the 'ghost chill.' When this symptom
arrives, the threshold of consciousness
seems to le shifted to the extent of
rendering possible a perception of
something ordinarily Invisible. The
change is usually very brief, lasting
only a few seconds, during which tbe
'One reason that I leave for believing
tbe evidence of my own senses in this
matter is that on several occasions the
apparition of my own personality has
presented itself to other persons in
laces where my body was not at the
time. Some years ago I was in Chica
go, at an ordinary eveulng party with
about 40 friends, when an individual
n Washington, who did not even know
where I was, was visited by my pban-
asm and received from It a brief mes-
sHge stating where I was at the time
and giving the names of two or three
of the guests present persons with
whom the observer was unacquainted.
This was one of the rare cases where
a ghost made itself audible.
You ask what would hapien if one
should approach a ghost such as I have
described and try to touch it. My re-
y Is that there would certainly be no
danger In doing so, for specters never
do anybody any barm, the fear of them
entertained by most people being sim
ply a dread of that which is unknown
and not understood.. Whatever is un
known is always terrible. But the
phantom Is eominsed of matter too
ennous to present any obstacle, and
do not doubt that it would dissolve
and disappear if you attempted to
walk through it-" Washington Post.
Plah Mi In In Hot Water.
There is a pond at Golconda which 1s
fed by the waters from the hot springs.
This pond has an area of two or three
acres, and the temperature of the wa
ter is alwut 73 degrees, and in some
places where the hot water bubbles up
from the lottom the temperature Is al
most up to a lnrtillng olnt. Itecently a
discovery ba leen made that this
warm lake is literally alive with carp,
some of which are more than one foot
ion. All efforts to catch them with a
book and line have failed, and they
will not-touch tbe most tempting bait.
few f them have ts?en shot, and.
contrary to the general supposition, the
flesh was bard and palatable.
'What He Thought of It.
The following retort is recorded of
Mr. Maurice Karrymore: Once at the
Uoffman House. New York, an Kng-
llsh stranger Interfered with the con
versation of a knot of friends by a fong
tirade against all things American. He
finished by an attack on our spelling.
Why, yon can't even spell correctly
in this confounded country! Honour,
b-o-n-o-r; labour. 1-a-b-o-r. Wnat do
you think of that. Barry?"
"Well." replied Barrymore slowly
nd distinctly, "as far I should judge.
where honor and labor are concerned
would never enter into the ques
tion r .
IJL Clove Call.
Once I sailed tbese seas, where are
the cannibals, with a corpulent cap
tain. Whenever a chief came on board
I the first thing be was sure to admire
was the proportions of our gallant tar,
and the chief would feel him and
: smack his own lips and turn up bis
pwn eyes at ine prospect oi so uiucu
fatness going to waste, as one may
eay. These attentions our skipper very
I Well, one day both boats were ab
sent trading, and it fell suddenly calm.
"The old man' (the forecastle name for
a skipper) and self were the only
whites on board. The strong currents
caught the vessel and carried her on
to the rocks, and we could get no bot
tom a hundred yards from the shore.
The underflow from the waves kept
her from striking. Tbe natives gath
ered on the cliffs, as ravens to a car
cass, waiting for the catastrophe." I
took off all my clothes, and we waited
and waited for some two hours, the
natives recognizing tbe captain and
telling him plainly they would eat him
The strain on our nerves may be
Imagined. At last the captain's gave
way. "Goodby, G , old fellow," he
aid. "Those beasts will have me In
the ovens at once. You may escape
you are thin. If you see my old girl
again, tell her I was thinking of her
at the last." This was said with a
gulp and a quiver In the voice. But
Just then the two boats came round
the point, having at last heard our
Stern gtins. and we were saved.
"Among the' Man Eaters," by John
Where It Rataa Prose.
Every once in awhile stories are
brought out about extraordinary show
ers of fish, of bloody snow,-etc., the
latest thing being of a ship captain far
out on tbe Atlantic who ran into a dust
Bhowef so heavy be had to set his crew
shoveling the dust from the decks
when the weight began to get danger
ous. To this be there added a tale:
It rains frogs In Arizona. The old
timers believe there is no doubt of it,
though they ciftinot explain whence the
f rof s were originally "lifted." But this
much Is straight let there be a sum
mer rain along the line of the southern
Faclfic in southwestern Arizona, and
behold the next morning every little
pool has a myriad of little lean green
frogs with marvelous croaking powers.
They don't wait for nightfall like their
more civilized brothers elsewhere, but
keep up the music by day as by night,
They live where water comes only
about once a year. They can't live
over the Interim under the sun baked
black rocks. They assuredly haven't
hopped from the Colorado river, and
they are all of a size to boot. If they
didn't come from the ground or from
the river, they must have come from
And that's what the Hassayampers
firmlv believe. Arizona Graphic.
Chance For Illm.
Three negro lads met on a street cor
ner one afternoon, and by some queer
freak of -Providence each had Just 1
cents. This was considerable for them,
and, being so unfortunate as to have
no "craps," it required much serious
deliberation to arrive at just tbe best
plan for spending It.
Finally one suggested that they
place their little capital in a pool and
then, each in turn, guess what was
good to eat, the best gucsser to take
all of the money.
This plan met with hearty approval
as each one bad ideas on that subject.
and the 45 cents was soon in a pile,
Then the first one guessed.
'Possum, sweet taters an water
melon," he said.
At this the second one reached down
and beean picking up his nickels, but
the third stopped him with: "IIol on
dare! Let dat money 'lone! ' To which
the second replied:
'You think I'ze goln to guess agains
that fool nigger when he's done said
all der Is good ter eat?" Types.
The Stnpld Thins.
"Do you think the shortest route to a
man's heart Is through his stomach?"
asked Miss Gabby as she prepared to
exhibit her skill with the chafing dish
to young Dr. Powers.
"Oh, dear, no!" exclaimed the young
physician, swelling up with tbe con
sciousness of bis suterior knowledge.
The shortest way to the heart is by
way of an Incision through the left
suhclavlal section of the thoracic parle-
Thus is cold science wresting Cupid's
weanons one bv one rrom tue nanus
of the fair sex. Baltimore American.
A Prlae Thoifht.
A teacher of music In one of the pub
lic schools of the south desired to im
press tbe pupils with the meaning of
the signs "f" and "AT in a song they
were alout to slug. After explaining
that 'T" meant forte be said, "Now.
children, if T means forte, what docs
Silence reigned for a moment, and
then be was astonished to hear a bright
little fellow shout:
"Eighty !" New Lipplncott.
The Day After.
Mrs. Mixer Tell me the worst, doc
tor. Is my husband s condition seri
ous? Ioctor There is no cause for alarm.
madam. He Is now out of danger, al
though suffering acutely from enlarge
ment of the cerebral glands.
Mrs. Mixer But. doctor, how do yon
suppose it was brought on?
Doctor On a tray probably. Chica
The rrlee of Ten Ceata' Worth.
Customer Give me 10 cents worth
of paregoric, please.
Pruggist Y'es, sir.
Customer (absentmlndedly) How
much is It?
Druggist JL quarter. Boston Chria-
VJ2l, ..... ..."
FIRST WIG IN HISTORY.
Vii TTorm hy the Daaahter
(aal, Klas of Israel.
The first wig mentioned in history
was made of a goat's skin and worn by
tbe daughter of Saul, king of Israel.
j The first artistic wigs were made
the south of Italy for the Gapinlens,
wbo lived in Apulia and were known
for the luxuries of their toilet. These
people were, they say, the first who
painted their faces. This they did with
the juice of strawberries.
Tbe Persians wore wigs. Xenophon
relates that little Cyrus, when he visit
ed Astyages. bis grandfather, whose
eyes were framed in blue paint and
wbo wore an enormous wig, threw
himself on his knees and cried. "Oh.
mother, what a beautiful grandfather
I have:" Aglais. a maid of honor, wa
so struck by the appearance of the old
gentleman that she remained with As
tyages as a slave.
The Phoenician women, who were
proud of their hair, having been or-
derefl by their priests to offer it up on
the altars dedicated to Venus after the
death of Adonis, obeyed, but with mur
muring. Soon after they were consoled
by a Greek merchant, who told them
that he would give them tbe means of
hiding their bald pates under luxurious
curls. In his chariot he bad hundreds
of wigs of all colors.
Wigs were in vogue In Rome toward
the end of the republic and so well
made that, says Ovid, "no man could
know If his wife bad any balr at all be
fore she had given him an opportunity
of seizing her by tbe tresses.
Teutonic peasants were the provld
ers of blond hair for rich Roman prln
cesses, who loved the contrast of It
flaxen hue with their black eyes. They
even bad morning wigs, small and
tightly curled, of any color, and they
kept the beautiful fair ones to receive
theie admirers at night. Messallna bad
150 wigs to disguise herself. Cincin
! natl Commercial Tribune.
THE SAMPLE FIEND.
It Takes Lots of Material to Svpply
the Sampler's Demands.
Coming suddenly upon a salesman in
a retail store who had a number of
, a rcian store wuo
3flrd long lengths of
new piques liber
ally sprinkled with those little price
tags (the plus all stuck through the
several thicknesses and bent down),
one understood all at once tue full im
port of the demands of the sample
fiend. Marked off evenly like a check
erboard, with 17 price tags lengthwise
nnd seven to the width, which made
110 to the yard, the salesman was go
ing over the lot with a pencil, setting
down tbe width and price on each.
At one store the one who Is at the
head of each stock attends to the pre
paring of the samples of his particular
stock. Thus tbe pique samples would
be cut by one. samples of swiss by an
other, of organdie by another, and ao
on. In the silk department one man
who Is kept for the purpose, does it all,
And it takes all his time.
Tor people from a distance who do
their buying' by mall this Is of course a
very good method. But the part to
which all sane people take exception
Is the senseless sampling of those who
wander aimlessly about, evidently
gathering samples as a thoughtless
child sometimes pulls twigs in passing
bushes. The worst of it is we have to
pay for this senseless woman's foolish
uess. It being often observable that the
biggest samplers are the smallest, buy
ers. One clerk says that he has actual
ly seen thrown upon the sidewalk the
samples given to a woman after show
lug her his whole stock, her purchaso
being ostensibly postponed because of
her fear that the goods will not match
something or other.
The time Is past when these scraps
went to feed the Insatiate crazy quilt
fiends. Philadelphia Ue'Cord.
A Memphis young lady who is very
fond of her sister's little child, a boy
of 2 or 3 years, who Is visiting her now,
was trying yesterday to get him to let
ber "fix him up" to have his photo
graph taken. She got her curling tongs
and was trying to coax him to let her
curl bis hair. But with true boyish
disgust at the Idea of having bis hair
treated like a girl's he refused to sub
mit to the process. She insisted, how
ever, and offered him every kind of
bribe, but in every instance be refused
to allow her to do what she wished.
and finally, becoming tired of her at
tempt to get him to submit, he sat
down, crossed bis legs and looked up at
ber very seriously and said:
"Auntie. I tell you what I'll do. I
won't take a dollar to let you curl my
hair, but I'll give you a dollar If you
Just go away and let my hair alone.
Wonsded In Battle.
An army loses far more of Its strength
through its wounded than through its
killed. In the first place there are four
or five woundpd to one killed, and In
the second place the dead men give no
trouble, while the wounded require an
Immense number of noncombatants to
attend to them. A great many of the
wounded return again to duty, their
wounds being comparatively slight,
but as a rule more than half of them
take no more part in the war. London
The Poet's Choice.
"I don't care for your poem. The
Song of tbe Lark. remarked tbe edi
tor. The poet airbed wearily.
To tell the truth." be rep!i-L "I my
self much prefer tbe lay of the ben."
Among birds tbe swan lives to be tbe
oldest. In extreme cases reaching 300
years. The falcon bas been known to
live over 162 years.
Tbe average duration of marriages In
England is 23 years: In France and
Germany, 26; Norway, 21; Boss la, 30.
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