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FRIDAY, JPRIL 29, 1910.
"A SHINY DINNER PLATE IN A GOLDEN ROPE"-A FORTY MILES A SECOND COMET, HUNDRED MILLION MILES AWAY PRESS REPORTER TELLS HOW IT FEELS AT LITTLE END OF GREAT LICK TELESCOPE Steering Gear Won't Break, Is Assurance of Famous Scientist, in Branding As Ridiculous Statements Ad mitting Possibility of Deadly Peril of Collision or Gases in Tail of Halley's Wanderer. BY H. O. WHEELER LICK OBSERVATORY, Mt. Ham ilton, Cal., April 29.—"Got it?" ask ed the astronomer. "It's only about 100,000,000 miles away and it's coming this way, 40 miles a second. At one end of the great telescope was a newspaper reporter. At the other end was Halley's comet. There's no way of knowing how the A VKRWEf 1 IffAKB CROWD WAITING, 4m^mjMgjdJUmU MORNING MT. ■ But tV smaller than he evflß reporter^H very, very small It was 4 o'clock in From the floor of the dome, the reporter had climW on a huge step ladder, high to reach the eye plcee of the irnkjl ster crystal. Below him on one side was Dr. W. W. Campbell, di rector of the observatory; on the other Dr. H. C Curtis, astronomer in charge of the observations of the comet. "A hundred million miles away and coming this way 40 miles a sec ond." Twenty four hundred miles a minute' The reporter drew his eye away and looked down. Everything WOMAN ANNOYED BY NIGHT GHOSTS THEY GAVE HER NO REST AND SHE GOES TO A HOSPITAL TO FIND RELIEF. ST. LOUIS, April 29.—0f her own volition, Dr. Sylvia A. Pfelffer of 4352 SI Louis avenue has gone to the City hospital, where she hopes to he cured of the mind ter rors that have been induced by too deep delving into the mysteries of the East. Mrs. Pfelffer is a graduate of the Kansas City College of Physicians and Surgeons and the divorced wife of William Pfelffer, a railroad con ductor. She says she lives in a haunted neighborhood, and that the me diums of her vieintty will not leave her alone. Sometimes they send spirits In the middle of the night to wake her up and send her on long journeys. To escuj>e the results of these supernatural impulses she surrenders herself to the care of the city physicians. She says the desire the spirits seem to be particularly anxious to Instil In her mind is to go to Pal estine to teach. This, she says, Is the furthest from her sane inten tion, nnd she wishes to gain the mental strength necessary to com bat such impulse!, TRUSSES, SUSENSORIES, ELECTRIC BELTS, ETC. . Our Truss department is of an expert truss fits them free of charge. EAGLE PHARMACY Maiu and Howard Sts. Newly Furnished Modem Rat<« Reasonable KEAN'S HOTEL AND BAI 220 Bernard Street f Invite all my old friends to call on mo In these new guar.era Frank Kean. Prop. Tlic Daily and Sunday Spokane Press 10 Cents a week. was just as he left It. He felt him self growing from nothing to some thing so fast that he clapped his eye back to the stars. There it was, sure enough, a brilliantly lum inous dinner plate in a fuzzy, glit tering loot) of rope, passed over its head, and trailing along behind it. "And if," mused the reporter, aloud, more to the stars than to DR. H. C. CURTIBB TRAINING THE GREAT LICK TELESCOPE ON HALLEV COMET. THE TELESCOPE IS THE SECOND LARGEST OK THE REFLECTING TYPE IN THE WORLD. WHAT Mechano-Therapy is Mechano-Therapy when looked at from a purely scien tific standpoint leaves nothing to be desired. Medical doctors are the founders of this remarkable method for the eliminating of disease from the human family, and they gave up the practice of medicine because they saw plainly that every step in that direction was a step further away from the true principle of living, All records of ancient methods of aiding the afflicted show that only that which would aid nature to overcome the illness was used. Baths, diet and exercise were or dered in all eases and later some simple herbs were brewed into a tea which the patient took until such a time as na tare resumed her duties in the part effected. Rubbing was resorted to that the circulation might be increased and the use of oil for annointing the body was also used. By degrees medical scientists began a closer study of the medicinal qualities of roots ami herbs and then tried to help nature, or rather they endeavored to supplant na ture and supply by experiment the lacking elements. Since that time medical science has been getting farther and fur they away from nature until the world is flooded with med icines, good, bad and dangerous, all of which promise a cure for some certain disease and in some cases they claim to cure every known or unknown disease. The Mechano Therapist felt that a stop backward was more in line than a step forward that, would take one away from nature. They made a careful study of all the methods that wore really working along natural lines, and eliminated every principle and precept, that was useless, then added many forms of treatment that were the result of careful research and study. The result stands head and shoulders above every other method and the phenomenal success that has attended the steps of every graduate from the Chicago College of Me chano Therapy has established Mechano Therapy firmly with the people. Dr. .1. ludward Lydon, 310-311 Auditorium building, here in the city, has succeeded in curing by this method (na ture's way) cases that have been abandoned as hopeless by every other method. He has cured without an operation people who had been told that "perhaps an operation might save their lives, but it was doubtful." No matter what you may be afflict ed with you certainly will do well to call on him. Of course there are diseases that can not be cured, hut any disease that Dr. Lydon says he can cure, he will cure. Send for his booklet, which will give you valuable in formation, but you will savo time ami suffering by con suiting him. DR. J. EDWARD LYDON MFCHANO-THERAPIST 310-11 Auditorium Bldg. the astronomers, "the brakes or the steering gear wouldn't work, and it should keep right on coming this way 40 miles a second, there would be just a blinding light, a horrible explosion, a frightful maelstrom of steam, gas and molten rook and there would go sailing away into ■pace not this pretty world, hut a black, charred cinder — eternally dead." "Don't tell your readers that such a thing is possible." The director's voice, in the gloom under the great dome was quiet and very serious. "But isn't it possible—barely pos sible?" The star gazer was a re porter again. "The answer is as absolute a 'no' as science can obtain. We have reached a point today where we trace in advance the movements of the heavenly bodies. We can say XH % SPOKANE PRESS where this comet will be at any given future time. Out distances our directions, our conclusions will be correct within one half of one per cent. "The articles we are reading, de scribing the possible deadly effect of gases while the earth is passiny through the tail of Halley's comet, are as ridiculous as those admitting the possibility of a collision be tween the earth and the comet. So long as publishers will print these largely imaginative articles, the ter ror of the comet, a terror as old as Homer, cannot entirely disap pear." "A month from today will be one fine chance for an I told you so' from the astronomers, won't It?" observed the reporter as he climbed down from his perch, leaving the mystery of the great piercing eye of the star lit dome for the book lined sanctum of the men of science. "Maybe not," laughed the direct or. "It Is not absolutely certain that the earth will p;ss through •the tall of Halley's comet. You see we know where the cornet i 3 going to, but we don't know abso lutely what the tail is going to do." "We know that Halley's comet will be exactly between the earth and the sun on May IS: that the contact with the sun's disc, at tho western edge, will be al 6:22 p, m.l Pacific standard time; (hat it will! require an hour for the comet to pass to the easterly edge; that the j In ad of the comet will be 14,300, --000 miles from the earth. But we do not know absolutely that the tail Will extend from the head to the earth. Judging from the length Great Bargain Day SATURDAY'S SPECIAL BARGAINS 1000 Sample Waists at 98c and $1.48 $6 to $7.50 Summer Dresses at $4.95 White and colored dresses in a most in teresting display ami sale of the chief va rieties of washable summer dresses. White lingerie effects with dainty lace yokes and rows of insertion in sleeves and skirts; some long sleeved and some the new : 's length. The linene dresses are in tans, blue and white; made full plaited or overdraped tunic skirts, and fancy braided trimming on yoke, belt and cuffs. There arc also dresses of fancy colored or plaid suiting ginghams in bine, tan. pink and white ef fects. Women and misses may be fitted from this great variety of $6.00 to $7..")() wash dresses. Saturday at, QC only i^Tr.ft/O New $6 to $7.50 Wash Suits for Ladies Correctly tailored suits of English rep and or pure linen: colors are two shades of tan, light aud dark blue. pink, pure white anal natural linen. The coats are cut with mannish lapels and culls set oft with large pearl buttons; the skirts being lull plaited. This Is a large assortment and includes all sizes for women and for misses, anil '.Offers the first, an t possibly really the best opportunity to buy fresh, stylish. Up to date tailored sutts at so much less than actual values, right now., There are none worth less than $6.00 and moat of them are worth $7..10 In this variety of suits at f l.tt.'t Embroidery Remnants 7c From the extraordinary sales we have been Riving on ambroid' cries of nil aorta, qualities and widths, a big bunch of remnants have accumulated These short ends run from half a yard up to three yards to the piece, the Widths being up to the Dorset cover Hiul wide flouncing tun Plenty of insertions of the bet ter patterns are in the lot. rj Choice on Saturday, at .... #C lOf the tail at present, the tall which you hist saw. there is little doubt that on May 1X it will be longer than the 14,000,000 miles between ■ the head and tho earth. "How will the world know whether It is passing through the tail? Perhaps only from the ob servatories. Yet. it is not improb able that there will be a faint glow , some time during or throughout the night of the 18th. It is possible, : though not probable that there will be visible an unusual number of small meteors. Observers of Eu rope and the American continent i west of Nevada will not be abb to see the conitt when it Is nearest the earth. It will be crossing the sun and for those observers the sun ! will have set." I Fear disappears with intimacy. If you still have a lurking terrot of Halley's comet, take a look at it through the eye of an observa- Itory; then chat for half an hour or !so with a Campbell or a CurtisS with a "stargazer." if you please, a COurteoUS, modest, wonderful star gazer. WHAT BROKE WIFE'S HEART. CHICAGO, April 29.—The bill for divorce filed by Mrs. Emma Vouts makes these charges: Her husband choked her and she forgave him. He smashed the dishes and reconciliation followed. lie lore her shirt waist off, and even then love arose triumphant. But when lie told her on her birthday that she was noi "swell" enough to stroll in the park with him, her heart was broken. Noth ing but a divorce could alleviate her pain. I BANNER BRAND WAISTS—Two complete sample lines, jusl bought from the personal representative of the well known firm that makes this waist, at almost HALF OFF. V/HITE WAISTS, $1.50 TO $3 An VALUES VOC WHITE WAISTS, $3.50 TO $5 <t> 1 A O VALUES $ 1 ,40 Some of the sample waists may be a trifle soiled from han dling, but every one is a brand new spring style and made up as fine and perfectly as only sample waists are made. Tnere are about 1000 waists in the lot and countless are the different designs shown in lace or embroidery trimmed styles in all sizes, at .".98f> or $1.48 $4.95 15c to 50c Trimming Braids; good assortment all shades and widths; plain and fancy colors; all silk; per J ard s*;' $1.50 white cream and ecru al lover laces and nets; Point Venise, Oriental not and baby Irish effects; 18 to *2 inches wide; small and large patterns; spe cial, per yard 9Sc WIDE RIBBONS, I9e« 25c and 35c plain taffeta and moire ribbons; 5 to (i inches wide; twelve different shades to choose from; for hair bows, sashes or trimmings; special, per yard MM Hemp & Hebert The People *t Store Corner Main and Washington MEN'S $18.00 SUITS, $14.65 Plenty of the new grays and tan shades; also darker patterns and black. All wool .suitings and line worsteds, cut in the correct fash ion and all with guaranteed fronts. Sizes for all men tf» 1 A and young men in these $18 suits at the special price. .. «J> 14«OD $20.00 Suits at $16.85 Few $20.00 lines of -.nits in Him city equal this, either in qualify or variety, for it certainly is a handsome array of spring clothes. The latest shades are grays, browns, fancy blacks and navy in striking patterns; each suit guaranteed. The full run of sizes for men and young men iv this splendid lot of $20.00 suits at the sale price fl? 1 O «** of >1D.03 IN THE BASEMENT—There's a sale of Men's Good Suits in neat dark worsteds; values *l-.">o, at only $9.75 ALSO WORK SUITS—In good neat patterns and values up to $12.00; our special prices are $6.00 and $7.50 Plain or coat stylo; all colors and patterns from the best $1.00 and $1,25 shirtinakers we know of. All sizes up to pi inch neck. Get them now at the special sale price of 89** TRIMMING BRAIDS, 5c ALLOVER LACES, 98c STICK OF CANDY TURNED THE TRICK Ah ha, at last' After three weeks' steady watching and sleuth ing. Market. Master Heppe captur ed I X. King on a charge of ped dling without a license. King was taken In custody at. his home, cor l ncr Euclid avenue and Lincoln street about 6 o'clock. Pretty early, eh ? I Here is the story Mr. Heppe tells of the rapture: "Kor dree veeks 1 haff vawtohed Mm, but he vas a shlick yon. Ho ! carry a pundle of hay on der pack ' off his vaggin and somedime dat all der time fools me. I dink he vass a fanner. Der oder day I see sell zurn abbles to er lady and I goes me to find if she know him, No, she didn't know him, but er leetle shaver apoudt soften years old dells me fer a stick of candy They Are Here 150 One Piece Dresses in Taffeta, Pongee and Foulard arrived Monday and will be sold at WHOLESALE prices. "Take the Elevator and Save Dollars." Men's $1.25 Shirts 89c 75c minors 48* 85c liaml brushes 114* |1.50 to $2.00 bristle hair brushes T9* 76c bath brushes 48* 25c waste paper baskets , .12* 20c hose supporters 12* .".e belting 1* 10c cotton tape 5* 100 mercerised shoe- laces ..5* 35c wliisk brooms 19* I tie pearl buttons 50 80c dress shields I©* lOfi toilet paper T* 5c hair pin cabinets 3* Wll paper 5* Dat der peddler liffs at Lincoln and Euclid. I goes me dere dis morn- In', catches him bringing him horses oudt off der barn, den I half him." LION CUB FOR DOLLAR WATCH NEW YORK, April 29— O. W. Wynkoop, director of tho Night and Day bank, was a passenger on the White Star liner Majestic, which urrlved here last Tuesday. Accompanying Mr. Wynkoop was a fluffy cub lioness which he got in the wilds of Africa. Mr Wynkoop w<>nt to Africa last December to negotiate the pur chase of rights in a rubber forest. At Rabiel, a village, he saw a lioness and a cub driven to bay by natives, the lioness fighting desperately until her body was rid dled with spears. The cub es caped unscathed, and Mr. Wyn koop bought it from the natives with a dollar watch. He will pre sent the cub to the Bronx Zoo. The Dally and Sunday Spokane Press. 10 cents a weejj BOYS' NEW CLOTHES Boys' Suits—Our Special Is a grand new line of fine all-wool and pure worsted suits in the latest grays and nobby mixtures and patterns in popular spring colorings. These suits are actual $6.00 values, judged by our own low priced standard. Most Spokane clothiers would ask $7:00 for them. They come in Knickerbocker style with two pairs of pants, full lined and double seated. We give our positive guarantee of satisfaction. Saturday this brand new line of boys' suits, in all sizes, on sale here at $4.98 Finer Suits—ln the swellest materials and patterns at f5.98 up to 99.98 Reliable Suits—ln splendid school styles 92.08 UP BOYS' WASH SUITS, 98*. .. jjj Special $1.50 values In the new wash suits, with 2 pairs bloomer pants and cap to match ...BHf Othsr Wash Suits—ln the new materials In Russian or blouse styles; all small boys' sizes at, each GBf to 91.98 Motion* Walter J. Nicholl & Co., Brokers 81 OS Howard Street Phones. Main M and 2000. Members Chicago Board of Trade WILL SELL 100 to r,OO Stewart * .84 1000 to 3000 Missoula 084 I 100 to 500 Caledonia .... 135 sto 10 Oranby 50.00 . 1000 to 5000 Holden 06 30-DAY CALL 3000 Missoula. .02 down. Catarrh-ol Cures Catarrh Three Month*' Treatment, 13.00 Guaranteed WESTERN DRUG 00., Corner Stevens and Main Also F. R. Robertson, Druggist, Howard and Riverside I Beehorn's Moving van will gl»» fou the beat service In the city. We also do a storage business. Wa ft-re at your service at any time. i Phone, Main 639. None but New Goods on Sale Lisle Gloves 48c Silk taffeta and silk lisle gloves in a great special lot of 65c. 750 and II values go on sale Saturday at the price of , 48* They come In two- clasp style moat ly, but some are 12 and 16-button lengths Muck, white, tans, grays, modes, hrown and fancy colors; choice of auy pair of gloves In the lot at only hi,..,, f * PAom