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THE AKGUS MOITDAI, MAY 23, 1892.
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Highest of all in Leavening Power.
FROM larva to ply.
EVOLUTION OF AN INTERESTING AN
IMAL THAT IS COMMON.
The Pretty Creature That Is Seen Erery
where In the Summer Time and Is
Known a "the Devil's Darning Needle"
, Looked Once Like a Horrid Centipede.
"I know nothing more curious or inter
esting in nature than the development of
the dragon fly," the professor said. "Any
one who, in the early summer or late
spring, will look down into the depths of
some quiet pool or reeily pond, where ho
can see the bottom, will see many curious
forms of insect life creeping things, dart
ing things, swimming things; big beetles,
armored like ships of war; fierce looking
wormlike creatures, and others so closely
resembling the frightful centipede as to
startle one who sees them for the first time.
Many of these hideous looking things are
the larva of what later on become familiar
and beatiful winged creatures, some that
delight the eye all summer long, and
Others that sport in the sunbeams only a
"One among the formidable members of
that subaqueous insect community will
particularly attract theeyeof theobserver.
It is a broad shouldered creature an inch
or so in length, and with a big, angular
bead, with a big, brilliant, bulging eye at
each uppercornerof the head. From the two
lower corners project a pair of strong jaws,
Incurving like an elephant's tusks. The
face is covered by a singular contrivance
which resembles a mask, and which, how
ever curious it may seem, is actually a
part of the creature's under lip, the other
part being folded up and put out of the
way against its stomach. Six active legs,
three on a side, hang from the shoulders.
The body tapers in eight short segments to
a point, and to the edge of each segment is
attached a short, sharp spike. From the
tail project in a cluster five needle pointed
spikes flaring apart at the points, the bases
meeting around an aperture no larger than
the point of n pin.
"It has inside of itself a pair of oxygen
extracting gills, not on the outside as the
commonplace fishes wear theirs. It has
also stowed away among its machinery a
suction pump and an ejecting valve. The
insect is constantly pumping fresh water
Into itself through the spike defended
aperture in its tail, extracting the oxygen
by its interior gills, and then ejecting the
exhausted water through the same aper
ture. In other words, the creature
breathes through his tail. If it be a mo
merit at rest in the pond this inspiration and
expiration may be seen in the gentle work
ing of the ejector as it forces the waterout.
Frighten the creature, or let it see some
prey he covets, and it shoots the streivn of
water from its body with nuch force that
it impels the insect forward like a flash,
sometimes a foot or more. When this in
sect makes a rush of that kind rest sure
that whatever it has aimed at it gets its
"That's right; get's his lipou. Amazing
as are the other appurtenances of this
unique subncjucan prowler, they are but or
dinary mechanism compared with that
under lip of his. It is folded up against
his stomach something as the carpenter
might fold his rule. On its extremity is n
pair of nippers, sharp and strong.
"As time pan-ses some startling changes
come over thus aggressive water denizen.
His head begins to swell and his back to
hump itself. The more his head swelLsand i
the higher his back is elevated, the harder .
he works, for his appetite increases with j
his apparent importance. By and by, if j
you watch him closely, you can't help
noticing that he has evidently struck a bad
streak of health. Physical distress of some
kind is getting its clutch on him.
"Any one who has ever had the asthma
or seen some one else have it will be struck '
with the fact that if anything ails this
erstwhile stalwart despoiler of his fellows
it is the asthma. When he exerts himself
it is easy to see that he cau scarcely catch
his breath. His eyes bulge more than ever, '
and he labors hard for the insufficient oxy
gen he manages to pull in. You can almost
imagine that you hear him wheeze. He
knows that his only hope is change of
climate, and at last he seeks it. He climbs
the stalk of some convenient rush or re-d
or water plant and leaves his native ele
ment for the air. He ascends the stalk a
fpw inrlipii nluivi t lio Klirf:lfP fif thft omul 1
Ke seems to have taken the third degree
of that tired feeling. He clutches the reed
with his six legs as with the grasp of
death. He rolls his head and sways his
body and struggles for breath
"Keen vour eves on him and presently
you will see him hump himself as if for
one supreme and final effort, and crack! i
goes something. If ever any one was !
ripped up the back he is. lint he did it
himself, and bv it Ills rnnnnprpd relief. !
His clothes had Income too small for him, I
and he is emancipating himself from their
clasn. There is a clistcniuir sheen at the i
head and shoulders he now rears aloft, and
the big eyes are as brilliant as diamonds.
ft l,-.l Ci..,,,.,!.. 1,.,. l. 1..W... tlw.o I
Af.nn Mmcril h liAvt invert DliLff fn liintr i
power, and he will never have to separate
oxygen from water again in order to live,
lie rests awhile, and then you see that
there is still something of moment on his
mind. Pretty soon he tugs at himself
again, and you can scarcely believe your
eyes when from that chunky, segmented
thing that a few moments before was
prowling on the pond tottom only an inch
length is developed a slender trunk
more than two inches long, gleaming in
i in. i t . i . i . v. :
unui.ini, uurs. it rewmuira uutuiug bu
much as a humped back mosquito wrig-
Kler, enlarged many times.
"But that big humped back has its duty
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clings to the reed stalk, and its mind is
still agitated by a vague unrest. Present-
It from each side of the rounded hump'
something slowly moves outward, until at
last it has unfolded gradually into two
pairs of long, slender, delicate, quivering
gossamer wings. For a moment longer
this stransrelr transformed creature rests
upon the stalk, and then sails away in er-
yatiC flight among tne reeos wiu riuuioo
nd over the waters of the pond the
dcaaded devil's darning needle ol soar
Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
coduuoou, wiose soie mission yon tnougm
it was to pounce upon you and sew up
your ears. In reality the harmless and
useful dragon fly, most wonderfully and
beautifully transformed, and going forth
to prey upon and destroy its millions of
noxious insert pests, which but for the
dragon fly's I ersistent and tireless pursuit
would make t he life of man scarcely worth
the living." New York Sun.
Bate Has Limits.
He Do you still feel angry with me?
She I desp se you ! I abhor you ! 1 hate
He Then irhaps you'd better break
your engagement to accompany me to the
She Oh, I don't hate you so much as
that. New "rk Weekly.
A NEW BILLIARD WIZARD.
Ives lieats Slosson and Becomes Cham
plan of the World.
CHICAGO, M iy 23. The sporting world
has a new champion this time at billards.
Frank Ivessee'ns to bea phenomenon. He
recently defeated that wonder wi;h the
cue, Schaefer, nd Saturday night Jake
occupied the unique position of watching
a championship game and being "not in
it." George Slosson was the other fellow
and Ives walloped him "must beautiful."
The game was for the championship cup,
about $1,000, and the net gate receipts
about $1,500 more. The game occupied
four hours. T ie "student" didn't do him
self justice while Ives played great
"straight" billiards, breaking the average
record which had been 25. The score
were: Ives Highest run, 134; average,
35 2-3; total, 8( 0. Slosson Highest run,
130; average 10 s-30: total, 48.
iwo ere fatally ilurt.
PiTTSBUKQ, May 23. The roof of the
First Methodist Protestant church on
Fifth avenue, noir Smithfield street, fell
in at 8:30 o'clock Saturday morning, injur
iug seven workmen, two fatally. The
names are: Wi liam Sarsfield, laborer, in
juries fatal; C.ileb Jukes, will die. The
others hurt wer.: Samuel H. Darr, Chas.
Gance, Samuel Dwyer, and Chas. Pence,
all colored, am'. Timothy Scanlan, con
tractornone fitally, although Scaulan
was internally i ljured. The building was
being torn dowt .
Want a dosea Fair Sunday.
Hot Spi:ini;s, Ark., May 23. The Pres
byterian church south listened to reports
Saturday. The most notable feature of
the session was a protest from the com
mittee on Sunday against opening the
Chicago fair on i hat day.
They Will Sit Down on Otis.
F.MPOIilA, Ka;., May 23. The annual
meeting of the Kansas Commercial Travel
ers' association held Saturday evening
took action ag linst Congressman Otis,
who recently called the "drummers" "com
mercial tramps.'" The association pledged
itself to use all means in its power to de
feat Otis shouli. he be again nominated
for the position and called upon all com
mercial men to assist them in doing so.
I'eople's Iaity in North Carolina.
Raleigh, May 33. The People's party
here has organized by electiue W. K.
Lindsay, of Rockingham county, chair
man of the state committee and has or
dered meetings to be held in every county
in the sUte on ti e 11th of next mouth, to
organize committees to elect delegates to
Omaha and to nominate candidates for
Experiment on lticycles.
CniCAGO, May 23. Wednesday at 12
o'clock noon Gem nil Miles gave to Lunis
deu, a crack Chicago wheelman, a satchel
containing a dispatch to be delivered to
General Howard at Xew York, the trip
there to be mad j by relays of wheelman
arranged for along the line. General
Miles lielieves the experiment will show
that the wheel can be made very useful as
, a bearer of military dispatches and it was
to test this that the experiment was ar
ranged. From th s start at this city to the
arrival at New York, the trip was made in
mud and rain, btr, the wheelmen pluckily
: took their turns and at 1:05 a. m. today
arrived with the disputch at the City Hall,
. New York, 4 days 13 hours 5 minutes en
i route, and 13 h wrs 50 minutes behind
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Sunday Hall l'layers Ar rented.
Toledo. May 21. In the eighth inning
of yesterday's ga ne lietweeu Toledo and
Columbus, with 1 he score' tied, Chief of
I'olice Kill us and n squad ot litteeu police-
men placed the Managers and players of
both teams under arrest for violating the
Sunday law. The crowd of spectators was
a minute, but a speech from
Runnel. s cooled it off and the
players were marched to the police station
ar.d bailed "en b.oc" in $000 for appeur-
An Old Man Burned to Death.
PlTTSltl'KG, May '23. A frame house DC-
e J ji
street, Allegheny, was destroyed by fire at
2 o'clock yesterday morning and Francis
Tucker, aged C7, v as burned to death. A
son of Tucker d scovered the fire and
aroused the family. The elder Tucker
told his son he was joking him and did
not set up and wat cremated m the ruins,
Cat in Two by a Cable.
SlOUX Citt, May 23. Ole Holmes, an
. oiler at the cable railway power house, was
' . . . . . . .
at n,8 WOrk yestjrclay when tils loot
Biipped and he fell across the cable and
WM instantlv drawn against the wheel
and cut in tWo as clean as if a knife were
The Weather We May Expect.
Washington, Way 23. The following are
the weather indicatic na for twenty-four hour
from 8 p. m. yesterday: For Indiana and
Illinois-Generally fair weather, preceded in
eastern Indiana by light showers; slightly
warmet; windi betominic southerly. For
Mlcbican and Wisconsin Generally fair.
slightly warmer weather; southerly winds.
cor lowa-wooerauj lair weamor, warmer,
Mrs. Struckile Did yon meet the queen
while you were abroad, Mrs. McShoddie?
Mrs. McShoddie Xo, I didn't, and I was
real sorry too. I wanted to get her receipt
for Knglish plum puddin! New York
It is stated that a Paris firm of glass
makers has produced some porous glass to
be used for window panes. The pores are
too fine to permit of draft, but cause a
pleasant and healthful ventilation in a
The greatest flshway in the world is in
course of construction on the Potomac
at the Great falls. When it is completed
it will carry fish over a vertical fall of seventy-two
Robert Browning was not only a poet
but a true gentleman. To him a man was
"a man" whether he was served by many
people or the servant of others.
Avery complete scheme of refuse dis
posal works, including destructor, crem
atories, etc., has been devised for Edin
On a farm at Palmyra, Me., is a tn.e ut
terly devoid of bark. Its trunk is smooth
and of a light buff color, and thetree nour
A heavy burden
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If it doesn't, you've only to ask
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, 1:05 am! 4
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, 4:lti am 10
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ft! Paul Express
i o :40 am
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8 45 pm
10 80 am
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avenne, E. D. W. Holmes, agent.
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ROCK ISLAND & PEORIA RAILWAY DE
pot First avenue and Twentieth afreet. F.
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2:S0pm 1.25 pm
9:10 am 3:00 pm
4:00pm! 8:06 am
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Ar. Orion 8:51am 8:04 pm
Camhridxe 9:15am 3:27 pm
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Prlcctville 10:39 am 4 :57 pm
Peoria 1:125 am 5:55 pm
St. Louis -
4 00pm12 08 n't
8:50 pm 12:10 n't
6:35 pm! 3:15 am
7 :S5 am
Lv. Peoria 10:15am 4:10pm
Ar. Rock Island 1:30 pm 7:30 pm
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m. and 2:30 a.m. Leave Peoiia 6:00 a. m. and
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Lv. Rock Island 9.1n am
Arr. Reynolds 10.30 am
" Cable 1 11.00 am
4.00 pro 6 20 am
a.uo pm : i su am
5.40 pm ! 8 05 am
Arrom. Accom. : Accom
" Rock Island...
6.20 am 1S'0 pn I 8 45 pm
7.00 ami J.45 pn 4 25 pm
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CHIC. O. U .
.ay "4 founa m.
die t GEO. P.
Burxau 10 Bpruoa
t treat), when adver
t sins; oontraets may
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This firm have the exclusive sale for this county of the
Piarjos arcl Orireirjs.
WEBER, STUYVESANT, DECKER BROS., WHEEL0CK
ESTEY, AND CAMP & CO.'S PIANOS,
And the ESTEY, WESTERN COTTAGE and' FAR
RAND & VOTEY ORGANS.
A f u also of small Musical merchandise. We have inonr employ a rM-c sf F aro T
carse & CO,
Are You Incredulous?
You say you take very
Little stock in
DON'T BLAME YOU.
We are that way
Their's lots of chaff in
Occasionally you find
GOLDEN GRAINS OF
WHEAT. As good as
Gold and better than
Wheat are the
1622 Second Ave.
PROTECT YOUR EYES !
MR- H- HIRSCHSFH .
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ar pointed T . 11. Thorn-: .
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"lbc c!aee arc ti:- ' -'
ever made in srertsv .
construction of the I.vi . ;
chasine a pair of t'i. - N
Glas-e never ha-tuci.'.T .t
from the eyes, and -v. rv : r
is puarantetti, !" :t ':-
the ever (no ni;tt:er h-.v r -Lenses
are) they ::. t .- -with
a new pair ..f t -.--i - '
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of the treat i:;er: --
over any and zl't ot!:' :.
and examine lhe :i' -'
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BARGAINS we offer ih:;
Week in CLOAKS,
Weather has been most
Unfavorable as you
Doubtless know, and we
Have too large a stock
Which must be reduced.
Hence the VERY LOW
PRICES FOR THIS
Second Street, Davenport.