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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1012
Hew It Feels to Go Under the In
fluence of Chloroform.
THE DIZZY DIVE INTO SLEEP.
And Aft or the Surgical Operation la
Ovtr ths Confused Awakening That
Bringa Torture to tha Patient From
tha Terrible Thirat That Follows.
In tbe American Magarjne a writer
YlTidJj report tbe sensations be bad
tt tbe tiroe be wsn operated on for
appendicitis. Followlnc is bla account
of tbe aenaationa be experienced aa be
went under tbe anaesthetic:
""""Don't let tbero begin catting too
soon.' I nave Hi Die learned that tbla in
junction by tbe patient was not origi
nal with me. Tbey all say It.
"My anaeatbetlat assures that be
Tbla la pleasant, bring chloroformed
, -It only tbe chloroform would takf
effect. Evidently yoa are a bard sub
ject to pnt under. Yon hope tbat they
are Interpreting tbe dlfflcnlty. Per
bapa tbey are. for tbey aecm to be
working more persistently, and tbe
wafty odors are aomewbat Increased.
But all that Is accomplished is to make
your ears buzz. Interfering wltb tho
point of tbe funny story whlcb your
anaesthetist is now telling to tha
" 'Sheel fleepy you warn. 'Not
cblor'form. though. Jus' tired.'
" 'All right,' responds your annestVe
tint. 'No burry.'
"The little moid la very quiet Willi
out In the corridors, are careless lattgb
ter, patter of busy feet; but within, a
small silent circle la gravely watching
that wondroua and nierrlful trans
formation of a quick and sentient be
inj; into n living corpse.
" "Shleep minute. Wait-bit Nol
ready.' "The buzzing Is annoying; It gives a
dizzy sensation. Aside from tbat your
eyes nnd tongue together are delirious
ly heavy, nnd jou simply have Rot to
take a little nap
"'G'by. ixm't start CanfeelyeC
"You will linve to depend upon the
other persons Id the room to keep tbe
surgeon away while you are helpless
ly dozing They will, won't they?
Meanwhile the blackness ls'hlnd jour
closed eyes Is curlmisly sclutlllant with
flat sparks The buzzing of swarming
bees in your enra Is tcrrlikv And as
you gaze and listen, with sudden sick
ening swoop, you have slipped from
the pullet and headlong plunge dowu.
down, down tlirour.'h midnight space.
Struggling, pa wins. lighting for a
wiy. yon rise out of the depths of the
l.arlan dive and break the surface
l.ll.e butterflies the white caps nnd
sweet fares of nurses flutter alove
ton Your eves refuse to focus, and
wearily you must close them. What's
the matter, what has happened, where
nre you. and why? Why Is a mouse?
You stammer with thick utterance, ap
" 'Wherein IT
" 'In your rorvn.'
"This is to he digested a moment
Then abruptly a poignant alarm as
sails. The question quavers weakly,
" 'But they haven't dnm? It yet?"
'Oh. yes.' The nurse's voice tinkles
aeraphlc. 'It's all over with,'
"Thank God! And you're alive. The
lady who married you must be so In
formed at once.
. : "'What time Is It?
. ; 'Eleven o'clock
: "Jerusalem! Four hours obliterated
wiped off tbe mental map. leaving
trace of not even a dream! Impossible!
Or Is this Itself but a dream? Yoa
would like to explore that spot to eee
If the news Is really true, but you dare
not lest yoa wake yourself up In tbe
midst of the operation. And as you
again open your mouth. In sickly,
babyish fashion, the ministering angel
In white cap deftly Inserts an ambros
ia! swab icy cold, wet nnd gratefnl
as a drop of water to n Hive. Wl.vn
ron shut down npon It as feverishly
as n starving kitten she says: TVm't
do that Don't swallow any. It will
make yon sick. -This divert you.
Can't I hare a drink?"
"Yes. I'll cive yon a drink' And
so she does n teaspoonful of hot wn
ter. wblcb I am Instructed to swallow
"It bas about aa mncb effect on that
tarred and feathered fonsne as a drop
of dew on a blp rubber boot
This la a new occupation waiting
for that teaspoonfnl of hot water which
arrives every half honr. One's thoughts
dwell npon It and one listens eagerly
for tbe nnrse'a step returning! one's
month opens In advance, like a nestling
birdie's. To such a piane is reduced a
oo re strong mind.
"In tbe midst of tbls humiliating pa
time the lady who married me enters
timidly, half smilingly, half tearfully
'Dearest she says, 'bow are yon?'
" 'Fine,' I say. 'Llsien. Come closer
let ns sing "Little Drops of W.iter "
"The nurse makes ber withdrawal,
and she goes blanched, because she
deems me crazed by my experiences of
tbe past ten hours.
"The dose is donbled to two teaspoon
fnls at a time. Nevertheless, despite
this generosity in water rights, the
waking dreama of a human being dylns,
on the Deatb valley desert obsess tbe
OUR PUZZLING TONGUE.
THE FIRST Gil
ill SIGN OF. age
asy Way to Preserve Natural
.Color of the Hair and
S Make It Grow.
Snags a Foreigner Strikes In Trying to
In spite of certain undeniable dis
advantages the English language
steadily makes headway. There are
few tongues so hard to master. One
foreigner who has bad his troubles, but
bas won his way to a perfect command
of the language, bas presented in tbe
Bookman some of I he humors and
some of the difficulties which belong
to tbla richest of living languages.
As a boy 1 beard o fantastic Turklsb
legend wblcb to my mind aptly Illus
trates the actual facta concerning the
origin and formation of modern Eng
lish. After creating the first parents of
each of the races, tbe story runs. Allab
took a large piece of ment aud. cut
ting It Into , slices, distributed tlieiu
among all the enple to serve them as
tongues. Tor some reason tbe English
man was absent when tbe others re
ceived their share. At last he came
into the presence of his Maker and
in mute humility begged blm to put a
tongue into his inouth. But nothing
was left of the ment. So Allab was
obliged to cut u little piece from the
tongues of all the others, and. Joining
these pieces, he fashioned a tongue for
The orthography of the English lan
guage does not by any means contain
all of a foreigner's troubles. One of
the most ferplexing characteristics of
the English tongue Is the fact that, as
a rule, the same word bas different
meanings. My dictionary gives to the
rerbs nee. lead, hold uud draw four
teen, eighteen, nineteen and thirty-two
meanings respectively. Now. for a for
eigner to be able to distinguish all
these various meanings Is a tremen
dous task. The words whlcb have
only oue or two meanings are com
paratively few. Js It surprising tbat a
foreigner Is often puzzled by the nu
merous and sometimes opposite mean
ings of many nn Eugllsh word? Just
as an illustration, consider the perplex
ity of a persevering Frenchman over
the meaning of the word "fast."
"Zls horse, sair. be go queek. What
"Yes; be Is a fast horse."
"Ah. pardon, monsieur, but your
friend say be snake fast his horse and
be tie him to a post so be not go at
"Very true: be is made fast b- being
"Ah. cat cannot be. He cannot go
fast But what you call a man tbat
"Ob. be is a good man that does not
eat on fast days."
"But I have seen one bon vivant.
who eat and drink and ride and do
everyzing. Ze people say he Is a bad
man he Is very fast."
"True, that is called living a fast
"Ah, certainement Zen all ze days
of his life must bo fast days."
"No, of course"
"Eh blen. Does he eat erery day t"
"Certainly be does."
"Zen bow can be keep fast?"
"Why, be keeps going, to be sure."
Vy, yoa tell me to stand fast when
yon want me to keep still and go fast
when yoa want me to run. now can
W PlfWl Nt r"-
rV harmless remedy, made from com
mon garden sage, quickly restores Cray
ai. tn niitiinil vl..t Tlia fmw if tK.
1 a ' . 1 I
natr, w prevent n xrorn losing i's coior
and lustre, is just as import -it as to
care for teeth to keep them from dis
coloring. Why spend money for cos
metics and creams to improve the com
plexion, and yet neglect your hair, when
pray hair is even more conspicuous and
THE HUMAN SKULL
Many a Fracture Is Averted by Its
Fortunately tbe human skull, al
though composed of bones- is elastic,
much more so than one would think.
Tbe average male adult skull, in fact
says tbe Scientific American, is so
elastic tbat it may be compressed
laterally in diameter by a blow or by
suggestive of age than wrinkles or a! pressure, applied at the renter of area,
poor complexion? Of the two. it is1 at riht entries to the surface at that
easier to preserve the natural color and poiDt. by one and a half centimeters or
Lrss iSeiss 11 u 10 i ,'boulxrr" ? n ??
All that is necessary is the occasional ' ,ts original diameter and form without
use of Wyeth's Sage and Sulphur Hair breakage.
Remedy, a preparation of common gar-' The material of which our bones is
den Sage and Sulphur, combined with made H so highly resistant tbat a
other valuable remedies for dry, harsh J cylindrical piece thereof only one
Mr, v1 J?' ,thlng eiR,P,.an(i square millimeter or 000155 mjuare
falling hair. After a few applications i . 1 . , ,, , , ,oo ,,.,.
of this simple, harmless remedy, your! lnob ,n rM L ' oa 1128 millimeter
hair will gradually be restored to its " 0-04 inch in diameten has a tensic
ratural color, in a short time the dan-! strength of fifteen kilograms or tbirty
drunT will be removed, and your hair; three pounds avoirdupois, figuring oct
wiil no longer come out but will start to j at about 213X) pounds per square
rrow as Mature intended it ehoTiId. ! , w
Don't neglect your hair, for it goes ; . , . .
f urther than anything else to makS or A imV'ar aP'e of bard wood, test
riar your good looks. You can buy ,n Nme manner, held only ten
this remedy at any drug store for' kilograms that is. lxne bas 50 per
tity cents a bottle, and your drug-! cent more tensile strength than wood.
gwt will give vour money back if you! A single lwi:e f.her Is a'jown in the
regret it when you realize the differ-! 5,1S ' ' kilograms, or e.eT-
ejioe it will make ia your appearanca. en r-ounds avoirdupois.
.ivcial agents. Harper House phar-j
tu. lth St and 2nd Ave. 1
VOUR business training has keyed
up your perception to a Proper appreciation
of what buying power can accomplish. You know that a store of this size can "go into the
market" and buy for less than its smaller compe'.itor. And this fact is bein driven home
convincingly ripht now. Were 'offering fall suits at $18 ani $20 that other stores hnd it
impossible to sell for less than $22.50 or $25. The newest of the new models, as conser
vative and usual or advanced and unusual as you prefer, all the smart woolens, novel colors,
distinctive cuts that corredtty dressed men admire.
You'll find an unusually large ..show
ing: of these clothes here, in all sizes
At $25 we're making a special feature of "Yorkshire",
Hart, Sehaffner & Marx, and L System suits in richest,
soft weaves, in grays. t.a.':.s browns, blues O C
and fancy mixtures." They're unmatehable jftJj
We're' showing, also, a special value in a lot of good
The cloths are in colors ana patterns auu
plain or fancy. They are
suits at .$15.
. all wool and for the price,
Suppose vour overcoat appropriation runs from
$20 to $35-the supposition suggests this store. We'll show you
the finest coats in the land at that price. The worthiest of im
ported woolens, tailored in a remarkably thorough way in every
conceivable new style. You'll find every new model shown in the
fashion centers of Chicago and New York on display here.
Have vou looked at the
new fall styles and fabrics in Manhat
tan Shirts ? You really ought to do it;
the v 're unusually fine this season. The
prices run from $1.50 to .$3.00. You'll
hnd real economy in these shirts at
Here's the greatest show
ing of hats you ever saw. Best makes
in the world. Imported and .domestic.
Stetsons, $3.50 to $10; S. & L. Specials,
S. & L. Leader, $2.50 quality at $2.
Outfitters for All Mankind
Boys' clothes are a special
care with us. We know how to select
the most beautiful fabrics that will
give service at the same time. Dnplex
suits with two pair knickers; unusual
values at $5.00; other tine suits and
O'Coats, $o.C0 up to 18.
mM Kb III Ol
Cor. Second & Harrison Sts.
Potatoes. Skins and All. j
Only a lew tersooa Uidc Uiuwl
wbo bave eert throagb an Irtab fam
loe acd have learned the Value of a
potato know tbat liie skin and the
eighth of an inch of the spud next to
tbe il Is tbe best part of a baked
murphy." sMJ tbe proprietor of the
best at:d most popular restaurant up-
town. "But I'm one of tbe few. aud
every po((o before It goes Into the
oen in tnj kitchen la wratbed with
brash so that not a speck of sand
remain. Besides, we bake uoue but
tbe big. smooth potatoes. 1 rcII more
baked potatoes than any two restau
rants la town, and a lot of my patrons
beve learned to eat 'em skiu and all.
Not a few have learned. tin. that a
baked potato wltb do seasoning I at
salt has a fine Cavor. a more tr;j!y
potato flavor, than can be ?ot wi:b
butter and paprika and the ber fool
ish things non-Irish connoisseurs use
to poil tin' U-st of v-g-tubi?s!.'' Xe
. Hed Had No "Help."
lAuiit. UattieT tut everbud; called
her. tbe oldest person in n south-
ern city. S!;e was ;eijerally thought to i
be nt least ninety years old. but
despite ber advanced nge was still
vigorous and In the enjoyment of er-fe-t
health. One day. moved by that
feeiing of curinidty th:t some fo.le
have alwiut anytliing tbat i. abnormal
or unusual, wveral friends of Auat
Hattie's. mistress railed upon the old
lady Id her kitchen.
"What is t:.e secret of your great ace
and your wonderful vitality. Aunt Hat
tie?" asked one of them.
-Ilonny." said the o'.d woman, with
Jnst tbe si:c!itfM twinkle In her eye. "1
thinks itV I ei:'.i:se I nin't never '.i:id no
trouble with hired fc-ir! i'." New Vork
OUR FUvJETAfiY SYSTEM.
Seen Frsm the Nearest Fixed Gtsr It
Vi'su.'d C a Tiny Speck.
It Is cn'y wf.ra tve regard ot:r glohe
I as a nier.i.: r i f .I.e . aetary sy.-tem.
acd tbat eystetu in turn a a unit
r.mong tbe systems, that we realize
how inlinitesiniiil are Its mru-ems mid
how relatively Insignifli-ant it Is.
We may for practical purjiosps treat
tbe orbit of Neptutie as tl:e circunifer-eii-e
of our planetary sys.em and state
the diameter of It therefore as about
Cut if we c-ould suppose oil this vast
piane converted Into a solid disU iu
tead of being, as uow. f ir tbe most
jiart empty spare, and If to It were
then given by some mesns or other a
slightly luminous Fiirfae. It would ap
pear to tb? observer upon the very
j nearest fixed star no more pretentious
tb.n a v.-w tr.enty-five cent plr"e glit
tering in the sunshine won id appear tu
an observer at a distance of somethiug
over a hundred yards.
We may safely say. tten. f;r those
who concern tbeaie!vcs with tbe
: errth's loss of heat, that tb unnual
I thermal loss of our own litt:e sphere.
I tb'tir!i wufiir-ient to ii,e:t "7T cjjblc
' liiilea of ice, would, eveu tlioU'th lr.ui
piled by renturies of eiittiries. no rinre
Rffeot ti e temperature of spaie than
the striking of a n::;tch would avail to
Moderate the cliin.ite of Siberia. liar
I er's Weekly.
Japanese Have Fresh Air.
" Different hmi other tint jn-. we .lap
anc;e nre ncriistotned to keep the
rorjtos fritIy opened l: order to faelil
tate the eonl breeze to titvade Thus
the blind Is renerally hanged down
from the hrrli capable to prote-f
those who occasionally peep In. Th
blind or ---hade Is m:ide of split bam
boo or reeds. It is so tixed that oue
vhfi Is -)p. tb bel.lr.d the hi!:: I enll
conid loik at ne ho Is in front pipre.
or. in iitner worts, tnose wno ti in
darker side could only rerou'ntze on
in lighter side, but never vise versa.
Tokyo Life, ti e lnti-rnatioiiSi Keriew.
lug the dinitig ronni of the cafe Ottt
Uf the cafe Hangs the sign. "Grill
Tbe Cermaii rroprletcr of lh rn'e
Is still W(i::tle:"."s why the pres(etit
of the seivitig i-ircle denounces tua
f igii us liU'Ious utiil demands Its rtr
inoVal. J ude's 1 .1 bra ry.
Thr Only Vsy.
It's tonsil upoti a bur.l to find thrre's
no demand for vere lii life becotnea
sordid jrtind He goes frmu bad tu
worse The thing for blm to do. I wis.
when thus the market goes Is to dis
gllWe liN verse like Ibis and w;riC It
ofl as prose - Washington Herakl.
Whuh ta WTiich7
Above a cert:.ln c::fe there are twi.
rooms, the one betiig witli'lid ly n
woman's "ae wlug circle," tbe other bo-
Tan be depecdert upen" Is nn e.
preslon we all like to hear, and when
it Is ued in connection with Chamber
lain'a Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea
Remedy it mi jsj that It neer fal':8 to
cure dian-hoea. dysentery or bowel
complain?. !t Is pleasant to take-ani
"1ii-ily va'iyable for children and
adul'a. Sold by all druggists.