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THE ARGUS, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1893.
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-AM) uiltONiu NASAI. C'ATAKKU
. rni cun-ii permanently. O.ania.
ta.-w.hawkias and spitting, enlarged
c. o:-.t, granulatej sore tbruat,
mn-i car, rure 60 per cent of these
: . in five minntes if curable. I
- if"- in out treatment .
' EAI1 I can cure in every cac.
v Ml. fcAK: I ran cure in evcrycase.
H- AM LUMi TKOL'BLE enred
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ElherenI Wave W ilch Affect the Eye and
the IMioti -graphic Plate.
Our eye doe no; act by detectingheat;
in other words, it is not affected by the
whole range of ethereal quiverings, bnt
only by a very minute and apparently
insignificant portion. It wholly ignores
the ether waves whose frequency is com
parable with that of sound, and for 30 or
40 octaves above this nothing about us
responds; but high up in a range of vi
bration of the inconceivably high iitch
of four to seven hundred million ier
second a range which extremely few
accessible bodies are able to emit, and
which it requires some knowledge and
skill artificially to produce to those
waves the rye i.- acutely, surpassingly
and most intt-lligt ntly sensitive.
This little fragment of total radiation
is in itself Trival and negligible. Were it
not for men and glowworms and a few
other forms of life, hardly any of it
would ever occur on such a moderate
sized lump of ma ter as the earth. Et
cept for an occai nul volcano or a flash
of lightning, only gigantic bodies like
the sun and stars :iave energy enough to
produce these higher ilntelike notes'! and
they do it by shet r main force and vio
lence the violence of their giavitative
energy prodiu-in not only these, but
every other kind o: radiation also. Glow
worms, so far as- I know, alone have
learned the secret of emitting the phys
iologically useful waves, and none other.
Why these waves are physiologically
useful, why they are what is culled
"light," while otl er kinds of radiation
are "dark," are questions to lie asked,
but at present onh tentatively answered.
The answer must ultimately be given bv
the physiologist, for the distinction be
tween light and uonlight can only be
stated in terms of the eye and its pecul
iar specialized sensitiveness, but a hint
may be given him by the physicist.
The etheral wi ves which affect the
eye ami the phott graphic plate are of a
size not wholly it comparable with that
of atoms of matter. When a physical
phenomenon is ci ncerned with the ulti
mate atoms of mutter, it is relegated at
present to the vaguer group of knowl
edge summarized under the head of
chemistry. Sight is probably a chemical
sense. In tno retina may be complex
aggregation of atoms, shaken asunder
by the ir.. iii. nt light vibrations, and
rapidly bu-".t up a rain by the living tis
sucf. in v I i. U tii. y live, t iieii'-rve endings
m.'anv. :.. - ap; re.-iatnig them in their
temporarily diss iciau-d condition a
'dilation, not to lie further
coun. :i.;:-ced except as n working hy
p;:h"s:s -iding t examination of fact,
but nevertheless the direction in which
the thoughts of some physicists are
tending a direction toward which many
recently discovert d experimental facts
point. Fvofessor Lodgo in Fortnightly
Mie Drew the Line.
No. Bho wouldn't do it. The very idea'.
Would she sacrifu e her womanly digni
ty? Could she lock the door of her pleas
ant home and go f irth on such a mission
with the prattle f her innocent babes
sounding iu her -jars? No, a thousand
times no. She could die easier. She
never could bring herself down on the
level of a vile man and go to the polls
and vote. Her b mnet and gloves are
tossed in a corner, and as she retires to the
back yard to split the wood for the mor
row's fire she's h ard cheerfully hum
ming, "What Is Home Without a Moth
er?" Buff ah2E-press.
'Fat Doctor Billn Make lean Wills."
Hut Dr. Bage's C'atarrl Uimcdy cots less than
one doctor's visit. Ca arrh is a loathsome, dan
gerous disense, and the time his come when to
suffer from it is a disg-iice. No person rf culture
and refinement cares to icllu-t upon his friends
his offensive breath, disgusting hawking and
spitting and disagreeal !c efforts to breathe freely
and clear the throat and ncse hence the cul
tured and refilled use cf Dr. Sage's Catarrh Rem
edy. And no wise and prudent man cares to run
the risk of leaving his family without a protector,
by letting his "slight catarrh" run into serious or
fatal throat and lung troubles, hence the wise and
prudent use of Dr. gag -'s Catarrh Kemedy. The
proprietors of this rercedy are so confident of its
curative properties tm.t they have made a stand
ing offer of a reward 01 $jOO for a esse the can
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A Golden Opportunity to Let Loose a Vivid
I was sitting on a salt barrel on the
ehadyside of the deot while waiting
for the train on the other road when a
farmer drove np in his wagon. He went
around and talked with the station agent
for a few minutes and then returned to
"Stranger, do you want to make $20,-
000 as easy as rolling off a log?'
"Air yon a religious man?"
"Any scruples ag'in lyin?''
"That's according to circumstances.
State your case."
"The case is just this: I own 100 acres
of land right around here. As it stands
it's worth about $s an acre. Split her up
into city lots and each one will bring $50.
You can figure on $1,000 an acre."
"But this is no site for a city!" I pro
tested. "Thar's whar the lyin will come in.
1 should calkerlate on your inakin the
"There's no fuel, no water, no agricul
ture." "Got to lie about 'em'."
"You've got to have natural advant
ages to make a city."
"You've simply got a railroad junction,
one house and UK) acres of mighty poor
land to start on," I said as I looked
around on the lonesome prospect.
"That's wh.-r the lyin will come in!"
he answered. "I've known 20 towns out
here to start on a heap less. Is it a bar
gain or uo? Yon do the lyin and the ad
vcrtisin, and I do the sellin, and in a year
we'll clear up a carload of money. Best
chance in the world fur a risin young
man. Knocks a silver mine all holler."
"I I'm afraid I couldn't accept your
"All right. No harm done. I'm lookin
fur a liar. He's got to be a good one.
As you seemed to lie out of a job and
dead broke I thought I'd tackle you. All
the same, however, I'll hit the right man
inside of a week, and he'll make his for
tune here. Best of schools, plenty of
churches, sis railroads, rich country, fu
ture Chicago, 10 factories, cultivated so
ciety, purest of water, public parks,
come with a rush, sold again. If you
hapivn to raeet a liar, send Lim down!"
Making the race.
Actors have always painted the face to
render it more expressive, or rather to
give it some sort of expression when
seen at a distance which it would other
wise lack if, as in ancient Greece, masks
were not employed for that purpose.
China furnishes probably the best exam
ple of the antiquity of the custom. The
nso of the mask in Greek theaters, which
were vast and had not the modern re
source of achromatic glasses, was ex
cusable or even necessary. The Roman
theaters were smaller, and the desired
facial expression was obtained by the
application of color. In Shakesjieare's
time, when female parts were played by
men, painting of the face was absolutely
essential to the required illusion. Sim
ilar reasoning is used on the modern
stage when painting the face is consid
ered necessary for the simulation of
3-outh or age, or to make the features
more expressive at a distance.
The practice is in many cases excusa
ble or even indispensable, for if the
actor or actress has not a good stage
face, but one of those round, inexpress
ive countenances in which eyes, nose
and mouth are at the distance of 20 feet
inextinguishably blended, it is certainly
pennissible to obtain some measure of
facial expression by artificial means. It
is another question whether the contem
porary woman should ever apply any
eubstance to her face to make her appear
younger, more beautiful or in any sense
what she is not. San Francisco Chron
icle. A Cathedral Dungeon.
Chichester cathedral has a secret dun
geon, having a heavy and massive door.
It is also provided with a secret en
trance, admission to which is obtained
by a sliding panel in a room at one time
used as a library. The cathedral, found
ed in 1870, was renovated after a fire in
1114, and restored after another fire in
1187. It consists of a nave of eight
bays and four aisles, a transept with
chambers instead of aisles, a central
steeple and a southwest tower.
Carlisle cathedral, during the period
of the Jacobite rebellion, was used as a
huge dungeon, and many rebels were
imprisoned there in 1745. The chief en
gineer in the royal forces even demand
ed the bells as his perquisites, which
claim the dean and chapter successfully
resisted. Having been used for this
purpose, the cathedral was left in such
an intolerable state of filth that not till
after six weeks' cleansing and burning
of much sulphur and tar could it be used
for service. London Tit-Bits.
The Typical American Face.
This much might be said respecting
the typical American face that the
prominent nose, the sloping forehead,
the fairly large mouth, the full eyes and
predominance of the oval type, are the
natural characteristics of an aggressive,
talented and shrewd people, agreeable in
manners, but keenly alive to the main
chance. It is a composite face, made np
of qualities taken from Puritan, English,
Scotch and German sources. Ladies'
Sheep Devoured by Pigs.
An extraordinary incident is, reported
from Trealaw, South Wales. A truck
of cattle, sheep and pigs was being dis
charged at the station when it was dis
covered that the pigs had devoured three
sheep, the skius and bones only remain
ing. The pigs' mouths were covered
with blood. Melbourne Letter.
Little Dick Papa, didn't you tell
mamma we must economize?
Papa I did, my son.
Little Dick Well, I was thin kin that
mebby if you'd get me a pony I wouldn't
wear out so many shoes. Good News.
The Realization Was In Weird Discord to
"Truth lies at the bottom of a well,"
to the people of the world told her.
She was ytnng and fair, and she
searched for Truth, but her frequent
visits to the well brought no discovery:
only the reflection of her beautiful face
in the water.
One night a knock came at her door,
and she sprang np and opened it.
There on the threshold stood a bundle
of rags, which moved as if breathing.
She shuddered as she asked, "Who are
you?" Then came the answer:
"I am Truth."
"I would see your fac," she cried.
"Nay, innocent one, my face is not
fair to look upon, but I am Truth."
The cold wind was blowing and cry
ing, and she closed the door. The Truth
she nought was pure and beautiful, not
loathsome, and with the conviction of
youth 6he was satisfied with herself for
having refused this grewsome thing ad
mittance. From that day, however,
strange visitors knocked at her door,
and each called himself Truth.
First came a gay party of dancers,
whose.gracefnl figures swaying to and
fro captivated her fancy; their musical
voices held her as in their thrall. Their
visit was like a delightful dream, and
she asked, "Pray tell me who you are?"
And they answered, "We are Truth."
So sho believed for days; then she real
ized her mistake, and that they were
not Truth, but pleasure. Again she
went to the well, but there found noth
ing. A day dawned brightly, and there came
On her threshold stood a lovely child.
Its hair was garlanded with flowers,
and its garb was spotless white.
When it ente red, it was as if a portion
of the pure light of the sun had stolen
into the room.
The child's arms were soon intwined
about the neck of the seeker after Truth.
The odor of the blossoms intoxicated
her; her heart beat with wild delight; a
tender kiss was stamped on her brow,
and with a gentle whisper, "I am
Truth," the child w;is gone, and at her
feet buds blossomed the room was light
er than it had been for years.
The memory of that vision remained
with her a long time, but at last it fled,
and then sho knew it was Love, not
Again she went to the well, yet found
Years after another knock came. Her
heart beat fast as the figure of a man en
tered. His manner was flattering and
full of grace his face seemed honest.
She had never felt the influence of oth
er visitors exerted over her with the pow
er of this one.
She dared not ask his name, but as he
left he 6aid, pressing her hand, "I am
For years 6he believed it; then came
doubt, and she saw what had lieen her
ideal of Truth was only Policy.
The next visitor was a long bearded,
bent old man, whose face was furrowed
and whose hands were palsied.
From his feeble lips came the words,
"I am Truth." His stay was short, but
she rememln-red that visitor, and oft
when the days were drear she saw be
fore her the trembling hands, the thin,
snow white locks, the bent form and
the quivering lips, and she believed she
had found Truth.
But she was growing older now, and
something told her that Sorrow was not
Truth. Then she went to the well, and
it was dry. But there, far down in its
depths, she saw a toad. "Who are you?"
she cried, and a hollow voice replied,
"lam Tradition." So the turned her
face toward home and knew that the
whole world lied and was deceived.
That same night came a knock at her
door. She rose slowly and ojiened it.
There stood the strange creature covered
with rags her first visitor.
"What would you? Who are you?"
Then came the answer, "I am Truth."
. "I would 6ee your face," she mur
mured. "Nay, experienced one, my face is not
fair to see, but I am Truth."
"Yet would I see it," she mack an
swer, "for well know I now that Truth
is not what we would have it, nor is it
Then the figure threw off its rag cov
ering, and lief ore her stood a skeleton.
Now she knew her life search was end
ed and that she had at last found Truth.
Henry Kussell Wray in Philadelphia
Peacocks' feathers have been handed
down to us from the ancient days of
mythology as emblematical of treachery,
evil and misfortune. The origin of this
strange suierstition is founded upon the
following classical story: Osiris, king
of Egypt, upon starting on his Indian ex
pedition, left his queen, Isis, regent, with
Argus, his minister, as her chief adviser.
Argus, with his hundred eyes, or rather
his spies, soon made himself so formi
dable and powerful that he seized the
queen regent, shut her up in a strong
castle and proclaimed himself king of
Egypt. Mercury was sent against him
with a strong army, took him captive
and cut off his head, whereupon Juno
metamorphosed him into a peacock and
set his spies in his tail. From this legend
and tie various additions made to it
from time to time the belief has arisen
that it is unlucky to h-e peacocks' feath
ers inside a house. Brooklyn Eagle.
A Substitute Watch Crystal.
Did you ever smash your watch crys
tal just when you could not possibly re
place it? When it happens again, shake
out the broken glass, open the little rim
that holds it the bezel lay over the
face a piece of tissue paper and shut the
bezel. This will save the hands from
catching in things and not interfere with
the going. Northwest Magazine.
A Fastidious Dog.
Gentleman (after throwing a pie"e of
cutlet to Ma dog) Hullo I Caesar won't
eat that meat. Is it possible that the sa
gacious animal knows that his mistress
cooked it herself? Schalk.
Castoria is Dr. Samuel Pitcher's prescription for Infants
and Children It contains neither Opium Morphine nor
other Narcotic substance' It is a harmless substitute
for Paregoric, Drops, Soothing Syrups, and Castor Oil.
It is Pleasant. Its guarantee is thirty years' use by
Millions of Mothers. Castoria destroys Worms and allays
fevcrishness. Castoria prevents vomiting Sour Curd,
cures Diarrhoea and Wind Colic. Castoria relieves
teething troubles, cures constipation and flatulency.
Castoria assimilates the food, regulates the stomach
and bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep. Cas
toria is the Children's Panacea the Mother's Friend
"Castoria is an excellent medicine for chil
dren. Mothers have repeatedly told me of its
good effect upon their children.'1
Da. G. C. Osoood,
" Castoria is the best remedy for children of
which I am acquainted. I hope the day is not
far distant when mothers will consider the real
Interest of their children, and use Castoria in
stead of the various quack nostrums which are
destroying their loved ones, by forcing opium,
morphine, soothing syrup and other hurtful
agents down their throats, thereby sending
them to premature graves."
Da. J. F. ElNCBETiOB,
" Castoria is so well adapted to children that
I recommend it as superior to any prescription
known to me."
H. A. Archer, M. D.,
Hi So. Oxford St., Brooklyn, K. T.
" Our physicians in the children's depart
ment have spoken highly of their experi
ence in their outside practice with Castoria,
and although we only have among oar
medical supplies what is known as regular
products, yet we are free to confess that Um
merits of Castoria has won us to look with
favor upon it."
Ukitxd Hospital anu DispxHaan,
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