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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. MONDAY. SEPTEMBER 29, 1913.
MOLXNE'S SECTION OF THE ARGUS
Day's News Happenings in Rock Island's Sister City
CORPSE IS BEING
GIVEN A JOURNEY
IgrewEorae journey Is the sequel of an
Egreement entered into in a jesting
Eody of Michael Morran En
route From San Francisco
to New York.
spirit ty Mr. Peck with his friend,
Morran. The latter located on the
coast about ten years ago, having been
bcrn seme 3G years before at Brcok-
lj-n, X. Y., and where he resided until
I he moved wes. He was afflicted with
j tuberculosis, and about a year ago he
txactd a promise from Mr. Peck that
I In !ho pvenf of his dc-arh hp m-nnlri Take
hl3 body across the continent in an
I auto-hearse, for interment in the cUy
of his birth. In 'he fullness of time
j Mcrran paid the debt to nature. Peck
' had forgotten his promise, but he was
! promptly apprised by those who at
AUTOHEARSE MAKES TRIP! tended 8t the death bed that Morran
Upoke of th azrertr.'.n' ar; rere6ted
i them to ask Peck to carry it out.
Peek, Former Resident of Mo-! while not relishing the prospective
journey. Peck felt that ha could not in
goccl conscience, break the agreement
with his dead friend, and proceeded to
arrange for the procession.
tM) IS (OIPAMOS,
He enlisted as his traveling compan
ion, beside the undertaker, Mr. Mayo,
who was his companion in the trail-
blazir.g trip above referred to. The
trip so far has been replfte with inci
dents calculated to test their nerve.
Rain storms made 'hi roads through
the mountains almost impassable, and
1 at times positively dangerous
WOMEN 'TO HELP
Club Appoints Committee to As- j with the bail.
el. ine game was long, and some
times one and sometimes the other
narrowly led. At length when A was
within a stroke of defeat he returned
a ball softly, and it looked as if his
fate was sealed. So it would have
been, but just at that moment a bird
I flew across the court in a line parallel
line, and Bert F. Mayo Are in
Charge of Conveyance.
An au'o-hearFP, bearing the body of
Michael Morran, a late resident of
Fan Francisco, from that city to Brook
lyn, X. V., the birth place of th? dece
den and where he desired to be bur
ied, arrived in Mcline on Saturday
evening, and departed at 10 o'clock
this mcrnlng for Chicago, going thence
through Indiana. Ohio aiid P' nn? viva- !
nir. to New York.
sist in Securing Hospital
EXCELLENT START MADE
Addresses Made by H. J. Gripp, R.
Lourie and G. A. Shallberg in
Interest of Movement.
The good women of the twin-cities
are going to have a hand in securing
the Lutheran hospital for Moline.
Steps to this end were initiated Sat
urday afternoon, and at noon today a
considerable sum had already been
secured through this agency. At the
meeting of the executive board of the
Women's club, Saturday afternoon,
over which Mrs. M. J. McEniry, the
vice president, presided, in the absence
vh of the president, Mrs. M. R. Met-gar
As all pood tennis players can well
understand. B mistook the bird for
the ball and "smashed" at it rigorous
ly. It swiftly rose and he missed it
by a feather's breadth, and ere he
could recover his balance the ball had
dropped on his court.
This stroke proved the turning point
in the tie, us A thereafter played up
6trougly and ran out winner.
FLIMSY GOLD LEAF.
Aggrandizement of King Philip
of the Order of Sed Men Is
M0D0CS SEEK ADMISSION
Employment of Silvis Lodge Members
Militates Against Regular
the party was about
Sal Lake City, the
0 miles' west 0f!addresses were wade by H' ,J; Grip,p'
' It. B. L,ourie ana u. a. snanoerg, in
conveyance was .
This transcontinental funeral pro- .oii . f n,i i which the point was emphasized that
cctslon derives spec'al local interest ! . : Pe,kiby the location of the hospital on the
from the fact that the man In charge ..; i, , . ,,at Barnard tract, an institution equally
of the car and c orpse is W. A. Peck, a !
former resident of Molir.e, and thai
he was accompanifcd by Bert F. Mayo,
also well known la Moliue, the third
living member of th party being B.
H. Ilambly, a San Dieso, Cal., under
taker. Th's Is net Mr. Peck's
transcor.tln tital tour, hp having made
the trail-blazer trip with the Mldlund
which put that car on the automobile
n.ap. But, of course, that was a'to
Bithrr different from taking a trip of
many thouhends miles with a corpse
for a traveling companion.
XTAHTH IV JUST.
According to the story told by Peck
pad rther members of the par:r, this
nearest railroad, on which he traveled
on to Salt Lake City, in order to se
cure the substitute parts necessary to
make repairs. H? was compelled to I
wait three days fcr 'hem, and through-
our his absence Mavo and Hambly
firp ' frivirH nvcr thr ho3r- and hnrlv. !
! five miles from the nearest human !
habitation, and prevented from becom
accessible to the people of Moline and
Reck Island, and having 125 rooms.
would be secured.
As a result of the discussion Mes
dames J. H. Xessiey, A. J. Colt and
G. W. Wood were appointed a com
mittee to confer with the president,
Mrs. Metsgar, concerning the appoint
ment of a committee, of which she
It Would Take 150.000 Sheets to Make
a Pi! an Inch High.
Gold beating is one of the oldest
trades in Birmingham. The work is
done entirely by hand. The leaf is
hammered out in small home work
shops from twenty-four carat gold, but
Is first sent to the rolling mills, whence
it Is returned in long, thin ribbons
one and a quarter inches wide and a
thousandth part of an inch in thick
ness. Then it is ready for the beater.
The ribbon is generally cut off into
small 11-4 inch squares, weighing
about sis grains.
The thin square is placed in the cen
ter of a vegetable parchment pad. con
sisting of 100 sheets on top and the
same number beneath. This is beaten
with a fourteen pound hammer, and
the gold, when considerably reduced in
thickness, is placed between leaves of
goldbeater's skin skin prepared from
a thiu but tough membrane found in
the large intestine of the ox.
Eight hundred pieces of the ham-
Low One-Way Colonists Tickets on
Sept. 25 to Oct. 10, 1913
l , .. ....1. 1 . OI1UU1U
lOLiefc'jiiif- u, u , " ' membership of the club for subscrip-
ing of coyotes and other inhabitants,. anrriinriv n.
pointed the following committee: Mes
dames Joe Xadler, C. H. Maxon, Gus
Lindvall, Walter Onion, E. H. Sleight,
C. G. Carlson, M. R. Metngar, H. S.
EVItrn Tnhn Wurlfol T .1' :71a Rincr-
came the western sales agent of the I c' A Peterson jL M. Rogerson,
should he chairman, to canvass the mfred, re arranged orer each
of the wild. Hut the repairs were duly
marie, and ths journey from Salt Lake
City to this city was without special
Mr. Peck, when he l?ft Moline, be-
The beauty of the Oliver Typc-1
writer 17-tents-a-day plan is that it
works out satisfactorily for every
body cone rned.
This jlan ties up a very larg
sim of 'he company's niot-cy in type
writers sold on time.
But we have an abundance of
capita!. We are glad to use our re
sources tc bring this great business
aid within c-ay reach of all who
hav use tor typewriters.
I Vnited States Carriage company of
Columbus, Ohio, which manufactures
1 atro-hearses. Possibly this has some
connection with the
Thousand te'l us they bought
their Ollvr typewriters without
no." Icing the outlay.
Here's the way the plan works:
Yon make a small first payment
and gt the machine at once
Ttifn save 17 cents a day and pay
monthly, exactly the same as rent.
Whrn yo'j complete the pay
ments, the typewriter Is yours for-
wr, And you pay only the regular
long-distancn funeral procession, and
if you think the newspapers are fall
ing fur a clever advertising stunt, we
shall not quanvd with you concerning
BOUND OVER ON
Foreigner Accused by Saloonist
Discloses Sunday Selling of
Magistrate Gustafson this morning
: held Justin DamaszavskI to the grand
:jury under JoOO bond, on the charge
of stealing a watch and $12 from the
; saloonkeeper, Hronislaw Aikocaitis,
1 1202 Third avenue. The defendant de
nied the theft which is alleged to have
been committed last Tuesday, and in
cidental to his defense, put the saloon
keeper in bad with the authorities to
William Carstens, J. H. Xessiey, D. A.
Babcock and R. O. Bright and Miss
j Mollie McEniry. The city was dis
tricted, and at noon today the follow
ing subscriptions were reported to
the general committee: Mis. Ada
Stephens, $100; Mrs. P. G. Allen, $100;
Mrs. G. H. Huntoon, $100; Mrs. Mar
shall Beck, $50; Mrs. A. T. Foster,
$10; Mrs. C. C. Trevor, $10. Subscrip
tion blanks will be used for the larger
sums, and it is requested that con
tributions of less than $5 be paid to
the canvassers in cash.
GETTIVG THE MOXKY.
The general committee, organised
and working under the general direc
tion of the Greater Moline club, held
a round-up of the workers at the
nooday luncheon at the club rooms.
Preliminary subscriptions amounting
to $2,277 were reported. Among them
! were the following contributions from
churches: Swedish Lutheran, $500;
other between leaves of the skin, the
whole bp'ng placed between parch
ment bauds and beaten for a couple of
hours with a seven pound hammer.
Then the S0O pieces are cut up into
3.200 pieces and again beaten. When
the work is clone the leaf is l."0.0)0
part of an inch in thickness nnd al
most as light as air. Loudon Ideas.
A DARING BASE RUNNER.
5; Second Con-
OBITUARY RECORD j)
MHS. J. J. JlrKA V.
Mrs. S. J. McKay, for many years
a resident of Moline, died on Saturday
at the residence of her daughter. Airs.
The Standard Visible Writer
la a kaUary rulaer. an Imomr-produc
rr, un aid to personal efflciBiicy.
(Y.ivrr Typowrllera are earning
mllllnr.a of dnlLara tor their opera
tor and ownvra.
Their ar hHplr.r hoate of ambl-
tloua younir pruule to achieve auc-
c-aful boslnra rrr.
Tly are helping- the small tu1nraa
to frow bin and the big businesa tc
Tnajr are traflr-buliaers aa well aa
rnrenua- producers and ettlciency-
The newest and best model Oliver
Typewriter i avid on this popular
plan. Tliere la n extra rnaree for
the fatuous PIUNTYFE OLIVER
the oiwy typewriter that prints
print. lrlntype la conceded to oe the
S real at typewriter Improvement of
Mure I imn 15. 000 local agents In
rne i nxteu btaiee ana ( anad are
making money selling; Oliver Tyt
wrltera. This le proof poaltlve of
vuver meni ana unver popularity.
Write for particulars of tiie 17
eents-a-day plan Aek for specimen
No. t Olivers rented, 14 for three
montns Tri-fity omcea. J15 Brady
street. Iavenport. Iuwa. phone Dav
the extent that he will be compelled j F. T. George, at Sioux Falls, S. D.,
to pay a fine for selling liquor on Sun-i with whom she had made her hon.e
day. Paina?zavt.ki swore that while I in recent years. Death was due to
he was in the saloon that day he had 'paralysis. Mrs. McKay was born at
never been in the second story room ! Greensburg, Pa., on June 12, 1837,
from which the property is alleged to j and came west when a young woman,
have been stolen, except on the three Beside her daughter, she leaves one
Sundays preceding the theft, when he son, J. W. McCreary of Mt. Vernon,
went there for the purpose of buying I Wash. She is also survived by two
brothers, Henry and Samuel Wilson
of West Liberty, Iowa. The son and
daughter will accompany the remains
to Moline, and the funeral will be held
at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon from
the Knox chapel, the Rev. J. A. Hurley
conducting the services. Interment
will be made in Riverside cemetery-
beer. Hon ever, his testimony was
contradicted by Charles Grammat, the
saloon porter, and Mary Zukosky,' a
friend of the saloonkeeper's wife, who
swore that when she went upstairs
DamaszavskI jumped off the back
porch, and Grammat corroborated
this. On the day of the theft. Aikocaitis
and Grammat went in search of Da
masasskl, and finally . saw him on
a passing car. They called to him
to get off. When he complied with
their request, they taxed him with
the theft. Upon his denial, they at
tacked him, in order to wring a con
fession from him, and when the police
re -ched the scene, the twain were giv
! lng him an unmerciful beating, a con
' sequence of which was one badly in
I jured eye and one ear nearly severed.
, The case, on account of the condition
1 of the defendant's wife, is really de
! plorable. She has a 2-year-old child,
i Is in delicate health, and is absolutely
w! hout means of sustenance during
her husband's Incarceration.
of the Desperate and Winning
Chances Mike Kelly Took.
Hugh S. Fullerton. the baseball writ
er for the American Magazine, tells
a story about Mike Kelly, the fa
mous player of Boston and Chicago, a
generation ago. as follows:
'I believe the most desperate and
brilliant bit of b:ise running 1 evei
witnessed and the climax of taking
chances was by Kelly. The score was
a tie late in the game Runners were
on second and third bases, one out.
and the opposing luGeld was drawn
iu to cut oCf the runner from the plate.
"Kelly was the man on second. As
the ball was pitched Kelly was on a
run at ton sneed toward third. The
ball was hit sharply to the shortstop, j 6cci- t0 increas
who scooped it perfectly and threw
home. The runner going from third
slid desperately toward the plate,
where the catcher was waiting. Kelly
had rounded third base nt top speed
and was coming up the path behind
the other runner, screeching 'Look out
for Kci:' nt the top of his voice.
'As the runner from third slid be
hind the plate, trjing to got past the
catcher, lie was tagged out. but before
the catcher could touch him and dive
back to protect the plnte Kelly slid in
front of the rubber, dodged under the
catcher and scored the winning run."
At Friday evening's meeting of
King Philip Tribe, No. 04, of Red Men,
the chiefs and braves will be ca'.led
upon to deliberate upon and deter
mine a proposition looking to the
amalgamation of two of the largest
tribes of Red Men in this section of
the state. Modoc Tribe, No. 339, of
Silvis, will be represented by an em
bassy of its chiefs and principal war
riors, bearing a petition asking that
their tribe be formallv adopted bv
King Philip Tribe, and its member-:
ship enrolled wi'h those of the Moline ;
Tribe. The action of the Modoc Tribe j
is not due to the decimation of its!
membership by internal strife or any J
untoward external causes, but jS
caused by the fact that so many of
the members are fo'lowing the paths
i peace repressntei by the opportu
nities fcr employment offered by the
railroads. They are necessarily at a
distance from the smoke of their te
r,eeo so much of the time that they
are unable to attend when the council
fires are lit. On that account it is
found difficult to muster a quorum for
for the transaction of the tribe's bus
iness. After due deliberation the
wise men of l.he tribe concluded that
every purpose of and object of mem
bership in the order could be attained
just as well by amalgamation with the
Mcline tribe, the excellent trails be
tween the two villages enabling the
Modocs to attend the meetings as con
veniently 83 in Silvis.
It is practically certain that King
Philip Tribe will approve the petition
and initiate the necessary steps with
the Great Council to consummate the
consolidation. Friday evening's
meeting of King Philip Tribe will be
important, aside from the development
of this proposition.
FKAST FOR Bit A I KS.
As appropriate to the harvest sea
son, a great feast of meats and au
tumnal offerings of the fields will be
provided lor the assembled braves,
and the chiefs will present plans for
nn active campaign for member?
among the pale faces who have not
yet experienced the. rites of adopliol
into an Indian tribe. It is hoped, in-
which is now about 500, to S')0 or 900
during the winter, inclusive of the ac
cession represented by the member
ship of Modoc Tribe.
Go tourist via Rock Island Lines in
modern, electric lighted, comfortable
tourist cars. Excursion manager in
charge to see to your pleasure and
comfort enroute. Choice of three routes
via El Paso and through Colorado
and Salt Lake City. Dining car service.
lates and literature on request.
F. H. PLUMMER, Ticket Agent.
Twentieth street, Rock Island.
HAL S. RAY, Asst. Gen. Pass. Agt
Des Moines, Iowa.
Stormy Cape Horn.
The waters of Cape Horn have never
been unvisited by storms for more
than a week or two at a stretch within
the memory of man. Standing on the
outposts of the world. Cape Horn is
A MILITARY GUARD
Threatened Outbreak of Anti
Clericals in Italy Does Not
BANISH THE RATS.
Rome, Italy, Sept. 29 The unusual
spectacle of a military escort for a
church dignitary war. seen here yes
terday, when Cardinal Algtardi was
A rii'an Vim,,Th l)llCtrct3 Ti lth .r,f mOl'nt-
the meeting place of ocean currents of (fd Boldie.gon guamd. Trouble was faar
very different temperature, from the j e(J becaufJ0 anti-c!ericals opposed the
icy coM wntcrs of the Antarctic drift hoIdin f)f the annual cab,net conven-
to the warmth of the Brazilian ana.. . ,,.H-n nnrt .h-pneri to in-
A Deserted Land and Its Mysterious.
Crude Stone Statues.
Huge and grotesque stone images
stand and lie over the fertile surface
of a deserted Island far south in the
Pacific. It is a place that Poe might
have sung into existence or Rider Hag
gard created for the scene of some
fantastic romance. Kven its name
Easter island seems more literary
than geographical. Easter islund.
2,000 miles from Souh America and
1,400 miles cast of Pitcairn island, has
on all the forty-live square miles of its
area less than 200 people. But it has
other inhabitants, great musses of
rock. tjOO in number, each carved into
the semblance of a human figure, the
origin of which is a mystery. These
statues weigh on an average from ten
to twelve tons each, some of them
reaching a weight of forty tones. A
few of them stand on strong platforms
400 feet long, and many similar plat
forms stand untenanted.
At the quarry, which is a crater (for
taster Island is of volcanic origin), a
number of these images lie half form
ed as the vanished sculptors left them.
Tliere is another crater where the
crowns of the figures were made from
rock of a different sort. Here. too. are
found unfinished specimens. Churchman,
rock than the pillars has to some ex
tent protected the latter from disinte
gration. Especially at nightfall is tba
traveler impressed with the weird ef
fect of these gigantic and grotesque
forms, which in the uncertain light
assume the attitudes of huge bumnu
or animal shapes. Argonaut.
TARING CARE OF
THE ARSENAL MEN
Congressmen Tavenner and
Pepper Look Into Discrim
inations in Certain Acts. .
THE NORTHERN LIGHTS.
The Oliver Typewriter Company,
Ollvr Typ-wrltrr Bide Cblcf
Gentlemen: Without any chllw
ton wheteot'ver. yiftufi sfnd Oliver
Typewriter CatafuKur, with specl
mn of Prlntyplna- and particular of
your l7-centa--dar plan.
JAHNS ACCOUNTS FOR
Commissioner L. O. Jahns today sub
mitted to the commission his long-
promised itemized account of expen-
d.tures on account of the waterworks
! improvement. Of the total of the
i fund of $165,775, there has been ex-
pended $48,984.87. In addition to this
there is due on unfinished work Sg
271.40, leaving a net balance in the
j fund of $108,818.73. Of the several
I items, practically one-half. $24,266.66.
is represented by expenditures on ac
count of tbe elevated tank on the
Reopen Dance Hall.
A petition was presented' to the
city commission today asking that the
commission reconsider their action of
July 14, ordering the closing of the'
Northwestern dance hall, in the rear
of Pete Verfceke's saloon, because of I
They Aro Not Only Disease Carriers,
but Thieve as Well.
Almost unbelievable are some of the
things done by the rat the squealing,
filthy, giurtuuous all pervading, all
destroying brown rat. Rats often gnaw
the hoofs of horses until tbe blood
comes. They have been known to at
tack fat hogs and eat holes in their
bodies, causing death. Tbey will fight
human beings if cornered. They often
steal valuable articles to nse in build
The following were found in a sin
gle nest: Three bedroom towels, two
serviettes, five dust cloths, two pairs
of linen knickerbockers, six linen pock
et handkerchiefs and one silk handker
chief. This same rat. which was a
model of industry and thrift, had car
ried away and stored near its nest a
pound and a half of sugar, a pudding,
a stalk of celery, a beet, carrots, tur
nips and potatoes.
In tbe last dozen years over 5.000.-
000 human beings have died of plague
In India alone. The India plague com
mission, after careful Inquiry, found
that bubonit plague in man Is entirely
dependent on the disease in the rat!
Marvelous in its destrnctiveness is
the common bouse mouse, closely re
lated to the rat. and. like It imported
from Europe. Tbe field mouse, too. is
highly destructive, tbe most destruc
tive to agriculture of all the rodenta.
Farm and Fireside.
Peruvian return currents. The pre
vailing winds are from the northwest
and west, and these, coming from the
warm regious of the Pacific, condense
into togs, which the sailors call "Cape
Horn blankets" and which are the
forerunners of storms The extremely
low level to which the glaciers of
Tierra del Fuego descend, the per- J
petual congelation of the subsoil, the .
meeting of conflicting winds at very
different temperatures, are all direct
or Indirect causes combining to make
this the most constantly stormy re
gion of the world.
terfere. The cardinal is president or
this convention. He is 80 vears old.
No untoward incident happened.
Later there wes a clash on the
street between Catholics and anti
i clericals, in which 40 were hurt and
(more than one hundred arrested.
Milled tha Bird and Lost.
The Glasgow News records a aingn-
She Had Money.
"And why." she asked, "do you
think the world Is better now that it
was twenty-five years ago':"
"Because you were not in it then."
"Ah, I am afraid you wish to flatter
me. I am nearly twenty-eight."
"Is it possible? Well, in a way I'm
glad of it."
"You see. I'm thirty-seven, and I
don't believe that any man ought to
be more than eight or nine years older
than his wife."
Oh. Horace! How romantic you
are! I wonder if any other man ever
adopted such a lovely way to let a
girl know that he cared for her." Chi
cago Reef rd-Herald.
FIND COLWELL IS
ILL IN HOSPITAL
However, He Is Ready to Ap
pear in Court to Testify for
It's a Mistake, Says a Scientist, t Say
They Emit Sounds.
German scientists are greatly inter
ested in a discussion regarding new
phenomena revealed by the aurora
borealis, according to recent Norwe
gian and German observers. People
living In the northern part of Norway
maintained that they often hear sounds
accompanying the uortbeiu lights.
These sounds are described by some
as similar to the crackling of flames.
Accordingly German and Norwegian
scientists started out to investigate
the phenomena, and one of them. Olav
Aabakken. has speut a long time at
the Hallde observatory in I'iuinurUeu.
Aahukkeu thinks that it is very un
likely that any sound Is to be heard
from the northern lights. He main
tains that the human senses are not
to be relied on. especially regarding
the phenomena of sight.
Aabakken says that the I don of
sound conuected with the northern
lights may result from the fact that
these lights look like flames, nnd us
people are accustomed to associate the
crackling sound with Humes the rath
er uncritical observer of the blazing
movements of the aurora borenlis Is
apt to think tliaj be really bears the
sound of those' flames. New York
(Special to Tli Argils.)
Washington, Sept. 29. Representa
tives Pepper and Tavenner have called
to the attention of tht mc-mtjrs of
t". 5 appropriation committee of the
houso the complaint that a number
of the employes of the Rock Island
arsenal are discriminated against by
the operation of Section 7 of the Gen
eral Deficiency Act of Aug. 26, 1912.
I. appears that under this act a
promotim cannot be nu.de of em
ployes receiving their salaries from
lump-sum appropriations. The com
plaint f.irected against th' provision
is based on the cont:ntion th there
is no more reason why an employe
b' ng paid out of a lump sum appropri
ation should not be promoter if he
deserves it, than that an employe paid
out of any other kind of an approprlar
tion should not be promoted.
The present session being devoted
to tcriff and currency, Congressmen
Pepper and Tavenner will seek to
have this objectionable feature strick
en out of all future appropriation bills,
arJ v ill bring the matter up on the
floor of the house at the next session
of congress, which convenes in Decem
ber. Tho matter of back pay for arsenal
employes will also bo taken up. This
subject has been up in several con
fesses, but never received favorable
consideration, and it is not certain
vhat attitude will he. taken toward the
proposition by the present congress.
FATHER OF PHRENOLOGY.
Sometimes They Are Wrong.
"A woman never admits that she
-I don't know about that," replied
Mr. Meekton. "A cumber of tbem t
Albany, N. Y Sept. 29. Frederick
L. Colwell, long missing witness in the
Sulzer impc-achment trial, is ill in a
sanitarium, but is ready to come to
cour- and testify as a witness for the
governor provided he is cot arrested
by the impeachment managers for
hitherto refusing to testify. Judge
Hfrrick of the Snlzer counsel an
nounced this at the opening of the i
Counsel for the managers cf impeach
ment took the question under advise
ment and will reply later. Name and I
location of sanitarium was not disclosed.
His Good Eye.
A man who had lost the Right of
both eyes trained his bearing until he i
could tell by the sound of his footsteps i
on the sidewalks as he made his way
about town whether he was iu the ;
middle of the walk or at one side, j
whether he was walking past a brick j
or a frame house or n fence or open
ground. He knew In what part of the j
town he was uot only by hi memory j
or sense of general direction, but by
the difference in the "tones" of his
footsteps, and he walked about freely,
seldom running into anything or any
body. Some one In his presence once
called In question his total Nindnex.
"Which eye do you think 1 can see
with?" he nsked the skeptic.
"The left one. of course." wna the i
reply. "I can ste that tbe right one is
In reply the blind man merely
opened bis penknife and tapped the
left eye with tbe little blade.
It was a glass eye.
the objections of the neighbors. The Iar lncideut faring a law tennis tie.
commissioners took the petition under
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Freaks of Nature.
Monument park, near Colorado
Springs. Colo., contains some queer
freaks of nature. Among the most
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yellow sandstone pillars twemy or
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layer of dark colored rock which re
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which, have shriveled and partially
dried up. Tbe dark colored capping
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Gall at One Time Had ths Wkili
cf Europe In a Furore.
The first public notice of the "Father
of I'hrtnology" appeared iu Wellaud a
"Dutch Mercury" on Aug. 14. 17'JS.
Gall was a practicing physician cf
Vienna, ai.d early in his career be be
came a Hi in believer Iu the idea that
the taleuts and disposition of men are
dependent t:pon the functions of the
brain end, furthermore, that they may
be inferred with perfect exactitude
and precision from the external ap
pearances of tbe skull.
Gull was au able man. He set forth
his theory in a graphic, unctuous man
ner, mid Iu a very brief period be had
all Kuropr; at the top notch of excite
ment. Tbe idea spread like wildfire,
and in all grades of society people
were discussing "the greatest of ail
! discoveries." The new theory bad to
meet the customary opposition from
the custodians of truth and the pre
servers of morality, but the oppositiou
only iucreased the popularity of the
theory, aud Gall's celebrity increased
by leaps and bounds. His lectures
were interdicted, and be was threaten
ed with the direst penalties uuless ho
ceased bis "Immoral nnd atheistical"
teaching, but he kept on with bis
propaganda, visiting nil the large towns
of Germany and the continent, and by
1505 nil of Europe was interested In
the Vienna doctor.
In 1S2S. the year of Gall's death,
phrenology was Iu vogue everywhere,
liut ufter a great and glorious flood
tide of popularity It began to wane,
and today it Is but seldom beard of.
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