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THE ARGUS; SATURDAY. NOVEMHEll 28 1891.
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Saturday. Novembkb 28, 1891.
The Chicago Press ib the latest acqui
sition to our exchange table. It is the
. infant in the journalistic family of the
windy city, but it is quite well developed
physically, mentally and morally already,
and is destined to a position of Individ
uality, not only in Chicago and the state
of Illinois, but in the nation. It is
modern in appearance, bears the stamp
of progress in its make up, it is governed
by a conservative and independent policy
politically, and is in all resnects a solid
clean cut, go ahead metropolitan news
, Thk overhead wire, as a necessary ad
junct to eleci ic street railway propulsion,
is destined to remain with us for some
time to come, if indeed it has not come
to stay permanently. One by one the
storage battery systems have been aban
doned 88 impracticable for one cause or
another, the item of expense figuring
prominently in the list of objections, and
sow the Rhomberg storage boltery plan
in Dubuque, the last of its kind, has been
abandoned as altogether too expensive,
and an overhead arrangement will sup
plant it. The tri cities are still "in it"
with the best of them in the street car
Chicago Herald: It is singular that a
bogus medical college could exist for nine
years in Cincinnati without detection.
Yet such appears to be the case. Dr.
T. W. VanVicck, who constituted the
entire faculty of the so-called medical
university of Ohio, has been arrested and
released on $1,000 bail. The institution
is said to have a charter, and though it
owned no building and no lectures were
giyen, it did a large business in the sale
of diplomas. The price of these "sheep
skins" varied from 500 down to what
ever Dr. VanVieck cculd get for them. A
Commercial Gszettte reporter obtained
one for a nominal sum. Cincinnati is a
queer place and queer thiDgs happen
A Washington dispatch of Nov. 23
says that Mr. Springer make the follow
ing statement: "I have not made myself
or requested others to make in my be
half any specific claims as to my strength.
I prefer that members should peak for
themselves. I am, however, in commus
nication with friends in all parts of the
country and have considerable informa
tion upon this subject. I know that
much is claimed for others which is
without foundation. Most of the
members outside of cities where candi
dates reside are ccming to Washington
unpledged. The great disposition is to
consult with members from other parts
of the country before reaching a conclu
sion. The contest, therefore, is an open
one, which will be settled within the next
two weeks in this city. I know that no
one has any certainty for enough mem
bers pledged to control the result. I am
yeiy much gratified with my recent visit
to New Toik. It confirmed in many
particulars my previous views on the suh
ject. 1 have not asked pledges from
members. On the contrary, I have sug
gested the propriety of keeping the mut
ter open as far as possible until after a
full and free conference can be bad in
this city. I do not desire to make any
statement of the number of votes I will
get on the first or subsequent ballots. I
. will leave tnis for members to state for
themselves, but I am perfectly satisfied
with the situation as it appears to me at
Indina rw tiovrrnor.
Lieutenant-Governor Ira J. Chase, - of
Danville, Indiana, who succeeds to the
governorship in contiquence of the death
of Gov. llovey, was born in Munice
county, New York, in 1834. lie camu to
Illinois iu 1655, and located on a farm iu
Cook county. He taught school in Jef
ferson now witbin the corporate limits of
Chicago, and married Miss Rlioda J.
Cistle. of Palestine, 111. He enlisted in
aa Illinois regiment during the war. He
afterward became a minister of the Church
of the Disciples or Christian church
and has been preaching for 21 years. Lav
ing held charges in Illinois, Pennsylvania
and Indiana, at one time being pastor ot
a church at Teoria. In 1886 he was
elected commander of the G. A. It. do
partment of Indiana and this brought aim
into prominence' politically. He ran for
congress against Cnngrepsman Matson, of
the Fifth Indiana district, and was de
feated. He was nominated fur lieuten
ant-governor in 1888, and elected. It
has been understood for some time that
be would be a candidate next year for
governor, and his succession to the office
will probably settle the question in bis
Bat Governor Chase may as well get
all the) trlory ont of the office he can for
Cel. James H. Rice tells a Chicago
paper that "the next democratic nomi
nee l or governor of Indiana will be, barr
ing c'.eath, the next governor of the state."
And Col. Rica has too high a reputation
as a prophet to risk it by making foolish
Look laike Hprmirr.
The speakership contest is waxing
warm in Washington. Congressman
Bymm, of Indiana, has withdrawn from
the rice, and will throw whatever votes
he can to Mr. .Mills. The latest reports
show that Hon. William M. Springer, of
Illinois, is gaining strength, and the indi
cations are that the fight between Messrs.
Mills and Crisp will be so acrimonious
that the popular Sangamon statesman
will ventual".y be chosen. Hon. Ben T.
Cable, with the remainder of the Illinois
delegition and other prominent democrats
of the state, are hird at work in Mr.
Springer's behalf. In this connection the
Chicisollerald of the 6thinst. siys:
Mr. Warwick, the successor of Mai.
McKialey, came in today, and at once
announced himself for Mr. Springer. Mr
War ick thinks it would be bad policy
toele:t a southern ni a speaker, as he
knos from exntrienre in Ohio cam
p&iga what a formidable weapon this is
in the hands of republican campaigners in
appea'ing to the prejudices of the people.
Mr. H.iuk. of tht state, is also for Soring
er. Mr. Cable, of Rock Island, arrived
this afternoon, and has joined the other
Illinois n en who have their coats off io
Mr. i printer's behalf. Mr Cable takes
hold 1 Be. a veteran, and is likely to mike
his mt.rk before the winter is over Allan
Durbf row is proving himself a capital
campaigner. Judge Lambert Tree and
other prominent democrats of Illinois
will b' here in a few days to help in the
work for Springer.
HUMBLING A FATHER.
An ImrractivA Tale of a Stout MeiTliRiit,
A Happy Tareut and a Had Itoy.
Ho w as a sweet ohiM of about five years
kind of a mother's pet and a father's
Joy and he was taking dinner with his
father in one of the down town cafes the
other ray. Tefore he left he hai attracted
more attention than if be had been a noted
This sweet boy, who had been introduced
to a pa r of knickerbockers, snt at a round
table iu the restaurant beside his father.
It wi a that time of the day when nearly
all the bankers and merchants uppear to
feel hungry, so the tables in the large cafe
At the same table with the boy sat one
of thoe litem f;iced business men whose
countenance would Kive him away if he
wanted to deny his occupation.
He x as corpulent and appeared to take
pride in his luxuriant whi.skers. There
was another man at the table a slight.
round shouldered young fellow who
looked as if he might be a clerk in one of
the many offices surrounding the restau
rant. As s ion as father and son sat down it
was ev.dent there was going lo be trouble.
The youngster immediately examined
minuuly everything on the table within
reach. He took the stopper out of the oil
bottle and naked his father to smell it.
"Fqi ny vinegar, ain't it ?" he exclaimed.
"You mustn't do that," said the father
timidly. "You are a bad boy (a glance at
the old merchant) and I shan't take you
Whe i the waiter brought bread and a
napkin the father gently tucked the latter
under his sol's chin. Then the elder gave
hisord;r. He asked the youngster what
he would have, and for the answer the
"kid" merely turned uneasily in bis chair.
Finally be blnrted out:
Them was no mistaking his order, for he
gave it in such a loud, shrill voice that
everybody in the room looked aronnd.
The waiter departed, and paterfamilias
again remonstrated with the dear little
fellow in the conventional manner and
again i i formed him that he was a bad boy,
glancing at the merchant now and then as
if expe :ting an approving smile.
But the merchant didn't smile. He tried
to eat lis dinner and read his paper. In
the meantime the good little boy had his
napkin out two or three times and was
trying to kill flies with it. The dinner
came, v.-hile papa from time to time re
peated the assertion, which he felt sure
was un.rue, that his offspring was. a had
They got through, and the little one was
using his napkin for a handkerchief and
moppicg his brow with it. The stout
business man was sipphig his coffee ami
puffing on his cignr. The merchant had
been looking in the direction of t he child,
who at that moment hail left his chair and
was incustriou.il- trying to climb up his
"How old is your son ?" inquired the
merchant of the, proud father.
You i ould see the father was proud. His
face wn9 a bundle of Miiiles if any one
ever Haw such a parcel.
"Tell the gentleman how old you are, Al
fred," 1 e ordered the boy.
"Come, now! I won't take you out
fisaiti?" Shakes him u little and tries lo
look severe. '"He'.s nearly six."
"I shi uid like to adopt him," the mer
chant continued. .
"Hear that, Alfred?" remarked Alfred's
pa to ti e youth.. "This gent letn.in wants
to aiIop. you. Will you go to him?"
"Naw. lie's got. whiskers." This w;,
spoken .-ery violently.
Puter 'aniilias looked t ired, ami his cheeks
burned after this unexpected outburst. He
tried U shake Alfred ugaiii, but the boy
"Whi t makes you fancy him?" inquired
the proi d fat lier.
"Fumy liiuir' echoed the business man.
"I did not. say tll.it."
"But you wanted to adopt him?"
"Yes to give me authority to spank
The symposium dispersed, paterfamilias
scowled at the merchant, grasped Alfred
by the t and and made a hasty exit. The
waiters amiled, tiie guests laughed and
the merchant continued smoking his after
dinner cigar. Philadelphia ledger.
Sister s Little Brother Was you born
with a fcilver bikhiu in your mouth, Mr.
Mr. I oorchappe (sister's caller) I fear
not. W hy do you ask?
Little Brother I thort mebby you was.
Everybcdy Bays you're awful spoony.
No ether preparation combines the
positive economy, the peculiar merit and
the medicinal po'ver of Uocd's Sarsapa-rilla.
A PROBLEM IN QYMNASTICS.
A Carious KflTect of tlio Displacement of
the Center of Gravity of the Body.
Place a low stool on the floor close against
the wall, and yourself facing the wall, with
your feet distant from it just double the
width of the stool. Stoop down and grasp
the stool with one hand ou either side, and
rest your head against the wall. Now lift
the stool from the floor, and slowly raise
yourself to the erect position, or rather en
deavor to do so. It is lietter to try the ex
periment for the first time on a well car
peted floor. On one of polished wood you
would probably have a bad fall.
TIIE DIFFICULT ntor.l.F.M.
We have here a curious effect of the dis
placement of the center of gravity of the
body, which renders it almost impossible
to stand upright without tirst replacing
the stool on the ground and resting the
hand upon it to get the needful support.
Cask Made Direct from the Tree.
Every lxdy familiar with the lathe
knows that a very long turning cau lie
taken from a piece of wood or metal. In
this way, telis Iron, casks are now pro
duced direct from the tree that is; with
out the wood having to be cut up in nu
pieious staves, the cask beiug formed of a
single stave. In this system the tree stem
is first sawn Into lengths to suit the length
of crvsk to be made, and these lengths are
lioiled for about three hours in a closed
vessel, which renders the wood soft. A
current of electricity is passed through the
water during the boiling process. The log
is t ken from the boiler to the cutting ma
chine, in which it is fixed as in 'a lathe,
and brought up against a long, broad cut
The log is revolved, the knife automatic
ally approaches it ami the sheet of wood is
drawn from the machine onto a table, and
is cut into lengths suitable for thediame
tor of barrel required. The lengths are
then taken to a grooving machine, where
they are grooved near the edges for receiv
ing the head and bottom of the cask. The
wood is then put into another machine,
which cuts long narrow V-pieccs or gussets
out of the edges at intervals, which give
the necessary double taper to the cask. The
sheets of wood are then formed up into a
cylinder and the first two hoops are driven
on by the machine. There is thus only one
stave iu the cask, and consequently only
one joint. Works are already in operation
In Europe turning out barrels and cr-sks.
Ingenious Application of Electricity.
An electric insect killer is a recent nov
elty in that line. It is formed by a cover
of wire gauze,, which is placed ov?r a
lighted candle. The gauze is in an elec
tric circuit, ami when the insects touch ii
they are killed. An ingenious application
of electricity for ventilation has been
brought out in France. An electric fan
furnishes the current of air, which can lie
cooled hy means of ice or other cooling
agent. If hot air is required, electricity is
sent through a series of meshes cf wire,
whose high resistance causes it to iecome
hot, and the air passing through these is
given the heat required.
Professor Houston is credited with hav
ing made these remarks on the rainmak
ing experiments: "Rain can never be ob
tained by explosions except under certa.n
meteorological conditions, when tbeenergy
required for the fall is already stored up in
the moist air from which the rain come
A comparatively high difference of electric
potential or pressure between different
parts of the air, or between the air and
the earth is, he thinks, favorable to rain
makir.g; and lie believes that the explo
sions should be of such a kind as to pro
duce a general uprush of the air.
An Extraordinary Plant.
Not hing more remarkable h;is lieen on
exhibition at the botanical ganieu of Kew
in several years than the brilliant exotic
depicted in the cut, if we may believe what
the English exchanges tell about it.
A BI.'ILLIANT KXOTIC.
The huda resemble a pelican at rest on
the water, and the expanded flower in like
a large sou'wester hat. The color is a
cream yellow veined aU over with purple.
It is a climber, and the flowers hung from
the roof over a sugar cane in the house
where the great water lily (Victoria regia)
is grown. The family of plants to which
it belongs is a widespread one. an example,
though a rare pne, beiug found in our own
Birthwort, which grows upon ruins and
Besides the use which its common English
name suggests, this species of plant has
undoubted medical properties. Thus it is
much used in India for rtie cure of snake
bites, acting as.it does in preventing the
coagulation of the blood, which is one of
tbe peculiar symptoms of blood poisoning.
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