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THE ARGtiS, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1S91.
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SCIENTIFIC RECREATIONS. j
Two Interesting Kipirimmtii in Centrif
ngl Force). Illustrated and Described.
To perform the first experiment Popnla
pciem-e News directs as follows:
Tske a soup plate and place a napkin
jjpg exactly in the center. Then, hold ire
thr plate in the two h:im'. its deposit
f.f. toss it. into the air wit 4 a (juick rv
fXVKUIMKST WITH SOUP PLATE AND NAP
rolvini; motion so that it shall make a
romp'.ete turn before being caught The
ot'utnfunal force developed by the revolu
tion of the plate will hold the napkin ring
in i' place as firmly as if it was glued
there, and plate and ring will return to the
hands of the experimenter in the same
n-lative positions with which they started.
Ttie experiment may lie varied by placing
the ring at the edge of the plate, outside
the uxis of rotation, when it will invari
ably fly off from the plate when thrown
into the air. The first trials of this expe
riment are likely to be failures, but the
necessary skill is quickly obtained by a
Another beautiful illustration of centrif
ugal force can be shown by attaching a
iii;ht metallic chain to a piece of string
atiout a foot long (Fig. 2, A). On twisting
the tring so as to cause the chain to re-
EXPERIMENT WITH CHAIN AND STRING.
volve rapidly, it will rise to a horizontal
position, open out into a ring and revolve
In a circle with the supporting cord, giving
the appearance shown in Fig. 2, B. If the
chain cannot be obtained, a loop of heavy
cord, or even a pencil suspended by one
end, will answer almost as well.
Thawing in the Ground.
During the approach and continuance of
winter the earth throws off by radiation
each night more heat than it absorbs in the
daytime. While this goes on the tempera
ture of the surface of the earth must con
tinue to fall, and the cold of the atmosphere
must penetrate deeper and deeper daily
into the ground. As spring approaches
the condition changes, and each night less
heat is radiated than is absorbed during
the day. The average temperature of the
earth is therefore steadily rising instead of
failing, and opportunity is given to the
latent heat of the earth to manifest its in
Huence; for, next to the primal source of
heat the sun a very important source is
found in the heat of the globe itself. While
the surface Is still frozen, therefore, and
ban not yet absorbed a sufficient surplus of
heat to overcome the effect of the nightly
loss hy radiation, the ground may yet be
thawing rapidly and perceptibly from be
low through the influence of the earth's
The productions of our goldsmiths, says
The American Exporter, in the line of set
tings for precious stones, as well as in gold
work generally, are uniformly more solid,
moredurableand more satisfactory in every
way than the English and French products
of the same description forseveral reasons,
one of the most important of which is that
the manufacturers in this country are
accustomed to make use of fourteen carat
gold, while in England and France they are
accustomed to use eighteen carat gold; and
everyone who is at all conversant with
the subject knows that fourteen carat gold
is far better than eighteen carat gold for
all purposes connected with jewelry goods.
It is harder and more durable, easier to
work, capable of greater variety in its ap
plications to the lapidary's art, and just
as handsome and elegant in appearance.
To prepare chalk The Jewelers' Circular
directs as follows: "Pulverize the chalk
thoroughly and then mix it with clean
rainwater, iu the proportion of two pounds
to the gallon. Stir well and then let it
stand about two minutes. In this time the
gritty matter will have settled to the bot
tom. Pour the water into another vessel
slowly, so as not to stir up the sediment.
Let stand unt il entirely settled and then
pour off as before. The settlings in the
second vessel will le prepared chalk, ready
for use as soon us dried. Spanish whiting,
treated in the same way, makes a very good
cleaning or polishing powder. Some work
men add a little crocus, and we think it an
improvement; it gives the powder a nice
color at least, and therefore adds to its im
portance in the eyes of the laymen."
The increase in the use of structural iron
in the northwest is one of the most inter
esting points in the marvelous development
of the section, and is by no means confined
to the two or three cities therein which lay
claim to met ropolitan distinction. In near
ly all public buildings and in private enter
prises of the more permanent and substan
tial character, whether they are in towns
of 100,000 or 2,000 inhabitants, more or less
architectural iron work is used, and ex
perienced builders say the proportion con
sumed is quite as heavy in the northwest,
according to population, as it is in the east,
says Northwestern Mechanic.
The Temple-Swift Comet.
The comet found by Professor Barnard,
of the Lick observatory, says Science,
proves to be the long looked for Temple
Swift comet. It was first discovered by
Temple in 1867 and by Swift in 1880. It was
not until the latter date that it was settled
that a new short period comet bad been
added to the list.
A long wk- front Tennyson.
Ton most wake i.nd call me early: call me
early, hasbai d dear;
Tomorrow will be the busiest time we've had
for Just a year.
The vans are coming early; yon must wake.
and wake me too
There'll be more v.-ork about the house than
both of us can do.
At Ave o'clock in the morning, dear, when Um
day begins to break.
We must both get, up and st ir around, and I
hope, for goo tness sake.
The day will be t it- only precious thing that
will be brokca:
And 1 hope, you'll think without regret, at
night, of all ; on've spoken.
You know you're apt to get provoked. and when
you're mad m swear;
But try to keep yo ir temper, dear, and don't go
on a tear.
You know the vin men always do destroy
things, more or loss.
And it's very exas H-rating, dear, I really must
The things must a;l 1 taken down.the carpets
And 1 don't supi ose we'll get a chancefor a
decent bite or sup;
We'll have to do the best we can with things
from the gro -cry store.
And eat them of; the mantelpiece, or maybe
off the floor.
Your nightshirt's packed in the oven, love, and
the pillows are put away;
Y'ou must sleep on the kitchen table, dear to
morrow is moving day.
Your bootjack's n -ar the bottom of the barrel
of hoots and clothes.
And the soap and towels are Homewhere, but
our books are a 1 in the coal 1mx-I packed
them as tight as I could,
Y'our razors 1 put in the largest trunk, where I
put ttie coals and wood.
The gridiron's picked in the bureau drawer,
and the bah;' is in there, too.
I put the bottle in with him 'twas the beet
that I could do.
Uu: tomorrow wi 1 be the. merriest day in all
the glad Xe Year
Y'ou must wake and call me early, love, before
tue van mm s here.
Information Asked For.
Spokesman :or Party Will you tell
the minister, (lease, that while there's
so much fever a-jjoing 'round, our par
ents don't want its to come to Sunday
school; and please can you tell ns in
what pond hit- son caught that big fish
vesterdav? Li fe
Ten years :iko the exports of Indian tea
mounted to 33TOO.noo pounds. Five years
later they had -ien to 58.000,000 pounds.
snd a tea plant .t r.t Darieelinir savs that
they are now m iking 100,000,000 pounds of
tea a vear in India
The Scott Medical Institute
which has just closed its work
of free treatment has
been a sucoess.so far as can be
proved by the numbers of
afflicted people who have
thronged the Institute daily,1
many of whom found relief
after the first treatment. This
is a medical institute coming
to our city well recommended, J
the physicians having received
their diplomas from the best
medical colleges in the United
States as well as in foreign
countries, and it has come to
stay as cart be proved by the
contracts they have made
which are without exception by
the year. The physicians have
decided to place the price of
treatment within the reach of
the poor r.s well as the rich.
They trej.t all diseases with
marked success with their
Catarrh Diseases of Women
These physicians also guar
antee to stop any pain in the
body in from three to five min
utes without the use of medi
cine. Remember it costs noth
ing to see. these doctors and
find out what your troubles
are, and if you can be cured
they will take your case, but if
you can't, then they will tell
you so. Ho matter what your
sickness is, go and get relieved
or find out if you can be cured.
Catarrh, they guarantee to
cure no mutter how long stand
ing. Those pronounced in
curable or who had doctored
for months with their family
physician, are especially in
vited. It does not take months
to cure anv case nor weeks
Office 623 Main Street, Dav
Office hours, o to n a. m.. 2
to 4 p. m.. 7 to 9 p. m.
Same hours Sunday.
H I. Ed i i : i i i
The Speakership Fight.
Mr. Springer has shown that
he is a good politician. In all
the contest over the speaker
ship he never once lost his
temper, and when he was fin
ally forced to yield he so man
aged as to bear away the
honors of the fray. This was
a great thing to do. In ac
complishing it he gratified his
friends, and at the same time
he administered a severe re
buke to those who refused to
stand by him to the end.
Springer is an indefatigable
worker and bv his action in
this struggle he has shown the
country that he possesses bet-
ter metal than he has yet been
credited with. Hehasagreatj
future before him if he will
but take care of himself. To
this end let him see that he
preserves his health. Most
members of congress give way
to some form of pulmonary
trouble. If Mr. Springer will
take Reid's German Cough
and Kidney Cure he will es
cape all danger from this
source. This great remedy is
the best thing in the world for
coughs, colds and every form
of disease that attacks the re
spiratory organs. 1 his makes
it invaluable for men who
have to talk in public, especial
ly in open air. The remedy
contains no opiate, so that it
can be taken at any time with
out fear of subsequent danger.
It will cure all throat trouble
from simple hoarseness to the
worst form of bronchitis, You
can cet it of anv drutrffist, but
be sure to ask for Reid's, and
take no other.
Sylvan Remedy Co.,
J. E- Montrose, Manatrer.
Friday, Dec. 18. 1891.
The MerryComcdi( nre
Supported by an exceptionally clever
COMPANY OF C 'MEDIANS,
In her latent comedy eucccs 8,
The Circus Queen,
A bripht, sparkling nir.gtcal comedy, permit
tin? tbe introduc'lon of Mina Vickera"
JCew Soi pa,
Funnv SitnatioD .
Price 25. 50 and 75c. Seats on tftile 1 ec. 16 at
Harper hoope pharmacy
J. E. Montrose, Manager.
Saturday Dec. 19th.
In Uoward P. Tay'ot Great Play,
Staged with a Car Load of Scenery, r.c'tidiiip
The East River Pier Scene
The Famous Little ChurchJAround the
The Great Steam Pile Driver.
Cooper Union 8th St. and 4th Ave
The Bowery Dive-
The Great Elevated Railroad Scene.
Showing two trains crofinr at full rpred In
opposite direct innH.
The Great Fire Scene,
r bowing a bnrnicc man on. and
The Great Leap for Life
Burtis Opera House,
CHAS. T. KINDT. Manager.
THURSDAY. DEC. 17.
Ir. Sol Sml Russell
In hie Greatest Success,
Tbe Eminent Comedian's MaCerpice. whlc"i
drew 18jC00 people to the Grand opera
house In St Lonl two weeks ago
Prices $1.21, $1, 75, 50 and S5. Sale of seats
Monday morning, Dec, 14 at hike's. Telephone
-ALL KINDS OF-
Oast lion Work
done. A specialty of famishing al kinds
of Stores with Castings at 8 sent
A MACHINE SHOP
has been added where all kinds of machine
work will be done first-class.
NINTH ST. AND 7th AVE.
DOWNING BROS, i Propts.
Senator Stanford of Cali
fornia has, it is said, become a
convert of spiritualism. The
senator is rich enough to" be
lieve anything he likes. It
will be interesting, though, to
ascertain whether the spirits
are urging him to make the
race for president on the alli
ance ticket. The best thing
that the senator can do, if he
has made up his mind to run,
is to take Reid's German
Cough and Kidney Cure with
diligence. This great remedy
is me Dest tiling: tor tne voice
that was ever put on the mar
ket. It contains no poison, but
is composed of pure and sim
Me materials that act at once
and relieve the lungs of all
trouble. For bronchial diffi
culties it is without a rival. It
contains no opium so that it
dees not paralTze the digest
tion but is relaxing, stimulat-
ng soothing and healing. Of
all cough remedies it is the
only one of which this can be
said. Aged persons will find
this of the greatest assistance
or it enables the system to
throw off the maladies that
are so fatal in old age. In
cases of pneumonia it acts
every time with a certainty
that is marvelous. It has re
peatedly brought health to
people whom the medical fac
ulty had pronounced to be be
yond all hope. When you ask
for this great remedy at your
drug store be particular and
see that the druggist gives you
Keid s, and do not be put oil
with something that he says is
just as good.
Sylvan Remedy Co..
A. D. HUESSNG
Reprent. tmon other iime-med n,i
mown Fire Insurance Companies be f.!!uwii
Royal InsnraTice Oonwnny, of En?!anl.
Weschcfter Fire Ins. Ooniiny of N . Y.
Buffalo German las. Co., Bnffalo, N. Y.
Rochester German Ir.t. Co., Rochter, M. V
Cltiiens Ins. Co., of Pittbnrih. Pa.
9nn Kire Otflce. London.
Union Ins. Co., of Calif orr
Security Ins. C .. Sew II en Cci.
Mllwanaee Mechanics I .Co , MilwaRlcee, V'i
German Fire Ins. Oo.,ot i-. o ;a. 111,
Office Cor. 18th St . nnl S--v.on.: .ve
ROCS INLAND fLL
J. M. BUFORD,
surance M ent
TS n)A Fr TimfMrlrd Omrp4.nt
r. piv-- titi.
LOSSES PROMPTLY PAD.
low any mil' Die otn- ary c
o'ir pti'ni)(0 Is ao'JciWtd.
TO MICE STOCK.
A chance yon can't afford to
miss We are offering ua
precedented values in
Including all of our magnificent
assortments of choice Hats
and Bonnets at very
MISS KATE BYRNES,
1709 SeroLc) sverue
Leave Your Orders for
Corcer Eleventh stree' nd Tenth avenue.
Telephone No. 1320.
H. P. LAMP Manager.
John Yolk Sc Co.,
Swh Doors Blinds. Siding. Floorins.
and all kinds of wood work for bnilders.
Btchteentb BU. bet. Third and Fonrfh aves.
Science can do wonders,
The French claim now to
have so perfected the manu
facture of oleomargarine that
it is better than the genuine
article as made by the cow.
This shows that science is advancing-.
It may be however,
that it is all a matter of taste.
A nation that took kindly to
horse steaks as a diet and be
came so infatuated with them
during the siege of Paris that
it has clung to them ever since
may not be absolutely trusted
when it comes to a question of
distinguishing between good
and bad butter. Kven in Chi-
ago a butcher was discovered
ateiv who nact been carving
steak from street car horses
and sellincr them to cheap
hoarding houses, and no one
of the boarders had been able
to tell the difference. This
act speaks volumes for. the
educated Chicago nalate.
Fhere is however one thine
n which there is no adulterat
ion ana mat is m Rem s Ger
man Cough and Kidney Cure.
1 his respiratory organs. It
contains no poison but is com- j
Dosed of pure anil simple ma
terial that acts at once and
will relieve the overburdened
ungs even when thev are at
tacked bv the worst form of
jleurisv. For ordinary mala-
lies such as colds, coughs.
croup ami tne tike its results
ire magical vnd wonderlul.
vsk lor Keiu s ana take no
other, for of all the cough rem-
eclies on the market this is the
only one that contains no
Svi.vax Rkmk nv Co..
The Rock Island
Is the best mediura through
which to reach the country trade.
Advertisers should have their
announcements ready by Thurs
day morning to insure inserticn
in the current week's issue.
E. C. FRAIEs
S -, ":R a
. 0 i v. v a.
"W . -
v 1C0Q lile of osd
Chicago, Minneapolis and St. Paul
Via the Famous Albert Ijea Boota.
St. Louis. KTinneapolls and St. Paul
Via St. Louis. Minneapolis A St. I'aal Short lane.
Through Sleepers and Chair Cars
KANSAS CITY, MINNEAPOLIS AND ST. PAUL,
PEORIA, ClDAR RAPIDS AND SIOUX FALLS, DAK.
CHICAGO AND CEDAR RAPIDS
Via the Famous Albert Lea Boots.
THE SHORT LINE
The Great Iowa Summer Resort.
For Railway and Hotel Rates, Descriptive
i anipnieto ana all iniorniation, auaress
Gen! Ticket tuid fa-ssenger AgenL
FOR CHEAP HOMES
On line of tlm road In Ivortliwetern Iowa,
Soutlieastern Minnesota and t3entral Dakota,
wiure crouni ana crop laiinres are wnKiiown.
Tbousands of choiee acres of land vet unsold.
lx!al Kxenninn nites given. For full informa
tion as to prices of land and rates of fare.auuress
Genl Ticket and Passenger Agent.
AU of the Passenger Trains . n all Divisions of
3ns Railway are heated bv steam from tle
engine, and the Mam Ijne Day Passenger Tnuitt
air nuiefi w nit uie r-iectnc Lifini.
Mans. Time Tables. Tlirimi-h CuJns and nil In.
formation furnislted on apjilicatjon to Agent.
Tickets on sale over this route at all prominent
points in the Union, and by its Ageuts, to all
Dart., of the I'nited States and Canada.
fcSrFor announcements, of Kxciirsion TNtea.
and local matters of interest, please refer to the
meal vuiuuius oi tins paper.
C. J. IVES. J. C. HANNCQAN,
Vras't k Oen'l 6apt. uen'l Tkt. Pass. Act
tCDAR RAPIDS. IOWA.
W. I AL i i
M IF. I am J 1. mrm 'J L .1.' T 4 -
THE TRAVELERS' fJUIDE.
CHICAGO, HOCK I3LAND A PACIFIC KAIL
way Depot corner Fifth sventie and Tulrty
flrt ttot. (rank 11. Plnmmer. agent.
4:35 amj 1 :00 am
5:B0 am'U:lo pin
:S8 pun 1:06 pm
7:Sfl pml 'T.-OSkm
l.'uiiCii liuHr & Atmljenu- t
ta Dar Bxurese t
ftaneae t?ity Day Express...
ungron express.. .....
Jouncn Jatfe & Mmneso- I
Oonnci" Hufis Denver I
Liruiien Vestfbule h.x..i
t 56 am,
ansa CltT limited
Atlsntic Accommodation ...
n,miit wt-gj east. 'Imiij.
BtjKLl.NGTofl Kwl.'lE-l,., H. KAJLt
way Depot First avenue and HIxtem h n..
Yoni i, kuevrt I .
Ol. 4.ur T Lure?
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: S l n
j 10: .5 ai
St. Umif (int. reus
St. Psm Erpress ........
rtevristown 1'osMneer. ...
a IW in
1 :f pm
8 4? pm
i Frel: lit V o'-moutfe) . .
i w ivv raseeriicer
MU.W XKh, a. M fAl'L KAIL-
S way Racine Southwestern Division De-
',t Twei t'.eth street, between First and
ienne, E. l. W. Holmes, at'ent.
J .i n
10 -.10 am
:ti.. alia fi&piee
St. f-n'iJ Kipr ss
x Aci" mouatlnn....
Ac" i moflatior....
ROCK INLAND PEORIA RAILWAY DB
iot Firsi svenae and Twentieth a'reet. F.
H. Rockwell. Arent.
r'ast Mall Express
9:U) am 7:W pm
4 -01 pm!
3' 00 pm
"tele Acco7r.moatlon . . .
SJOST DIBSCT ROUT It TO THB
Sast, South and Southeast.
'Knst M"L Kxiirtss
..i 8:10 ami 2 ai)im
Lv. Rock I?'an:
b:M am; 3:Hpm
9:44 am 3 (ft pm
Cam r due ..
(i-nlva.... . . .
10:'J am 4 35 pm
10:39 am 4-.5V pm
I2S sm 6:.c5 pm
!! oininut'm ,
1 :15 pmi 9:15 pm
3- 45 imj 4-:Wpm
4- Wpm 12-05 n't
! VI pm ld:ll pm
S:S( pm H:10 n't
6::;5 pml 3:15 am
T:l'i pm 10:00am
KvanMlle 1 m T:SSam
8t. louii. 8:i1 pij 7:00 am
Cincnna'i 10:00 pm 7:00 am
Ar. Rock Island.
I 1 :: pm':
4 :10 pm
ccv.r.imoilaticir. trair.s 'eave Rork 's and at
:00 a. m. ami 6 45 p. m : nrrve at Peoris 8:45 p.
m.ana:sua ni. i we Itium :"U a m. ana
7-15 p. m : arrive hock l.-laud 4:00p. m ai.d 2:06
Am trams r n dsilv ex ei t 8nrda. '
All pasc per lralTis arrive and "depart Union
detto . 1'eoria.
Free Oraircsron Fast Etudes ht t een Fock
Is ond and f'eoria. both diiecions.
Thionch tickets 10 all point: baircaf e cnecked
mrougn io oes.maiion.
CABLg B RAMI B.
Lv. Rock Island I .10 am 4.00 pm
Arr. Reynolds 10 So am 5.08 pm
" Cable u.Wlam 6.40 pm
' i A cr cm. A ccom
Lv. Cable 6.2 am lltOpn
Ar. Reynolds "AO am 1.45pm
" Kock Island I 7.65 am 3.00pm
B.B. SL'DUiW, K. eTlK.'KBOUSK.
nperintcndent. Gtn'1 Tkt. Acent.
UNACQUAINTED ITH THE GtOGnrHf Of TH:S COUNTRY W1U G6TJUH
VUCH VMUA3LE INFOSMATION FROM A STUDY OF THIS HA? OF THE
SWJBUI- "J - . .
CMcaio, Ml Islanil & Pacific Ry.;: r
Tli Direct Rnn to and from Chicago, Jolirt, Ottawa, .
rcorla. La &!!-. Moliur, Ki.-i Islaiut, In ILLINOIS;
Davenport, Muscatlnf, Oi:muw-j, fakaloosa, Del '
Molnrs, vvinierect, Audubon, Har1:.n and Ooanctl 1
MuiTs, in 1KW.V; Minneapolis and St. Tnul. in MIS-
KESOTA; Watrrtown and Sioux Fails. In DAKOTA: '. j
Cameron, St. Jos.ph and Kansas City, in MISSOURI ;t ;.
Otn.xfcn, Lincoln, l-'airbury and Ntlson. in NEBRASKA $ .'
Atchison, Leavens-ortli, Uorton, Toiwka, Hutchinson, ;
Wichita, Belleville, Abilene, Douge City, Caldwell, In '
KANSAS; KinirS'her, El Ileno and XJiiico, In IXDIAX ' ,f
rEIWITOKY; Denver, Colorado Springs and Pueblo. ' 'i
in COLORADO. Traverses new areni of rich forming
ar.d graiing lands, affording the best facilities of Inter- ''
romniunication to all towns and cities east and west,!"-
nor.hwest and southwest of Chicago and to Pacific and i
tran3-oci.xnic seaports. .t i.
MAGN1TICENT : .1;
VESTIBULE EXPRESS TRAINS '''
Leading all competitors in splendor of equipment, V
between CHICAGO and DES MOIXES, COCKCIL ' ' '
BLUFFS and OMAHA, and between CHICAGO and i
DI-.XVEK, CflLORATH) SPR1XG9 and PUEnLO. via'i f
KANSAS CITY and TOPEKA and via ST. JOSEPH.
First-Chiss Par Owrhcs, FREE KECLIXING CHAIRf i
C.r-S. and Palace Sleepers, with Dining Car Service.? -Close
connections at Denver and Colorado Springs with; '
diverging ruilnay lines, now forming the new and .
STANDARD GAUGE f
TRANS-ROCKY MOUNTAIN ROUTS '('
Over which superbl v-qulnned trains run dM
TnaoPGU. wtTHOLT CHANGE to and from Salt i'
LnieCIty. Cgim iJ San F-ncisco. THE I10CK f'
ISLAND is also the Direct ana Favorite Lint to and "S
frost Manitou, Pike's Peak and all other sanitary and ' V
scenic resortsandctties and niluingdistrlctalnColorada , '
DAILY FAST EXPRESS TRAINS j
Fran St. Joseph and Kansas City to and from all Im- ;
portant towns, cities and sections In Southern Nebraska, . ;
Kansas and the Indian Territory. Also via ALBERT s
LEA ROUTE from Kansas City and Chicago to Water- -:
town, Si.mx Falls, MINNEAPOLIS and ST. PAUI4 1
csnnecUong for all points north and northwest between ' i
tlie lakes and the Pacific Coast. Li:'.
For Tickets, Mars, Folders, or desired Information
apply to any Coupon Ticket Office In the United State? V-
or Canada, or address
E. ST. JOHN, JOHN SEBASTIAN,- ;
GenT Manager. Oenl Tkt. Pasj. Aft, I