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THE ARGUS, WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 1C, 1908
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Planet Jupiter, a Monster World,
1,300 Times the Size of Ours
It Is curious how little the average
person knows about Jupiter. lie has
beard a lot, too much perhaps, about
Mars, but that world. 1,200 titlies ihe
size' of ours, whirling in the terrible
outer distance of space with its five
moons, its 144 months yearly. nown
as Jupiter is almost if not quite a mys
tery. In the first place, Jupiter, according
to some astronomers, is inhabited.
So are some of its moons, in the
midst of which the great planet spins
around like a top at such tremendous
speed that it causes around the equator
a furious wind that blows perpetually
at a rate of about 230 miles an hour.
In the midst of this never ending,
howling gale live the Jovians. Some
astronomers say that because Jupiter
is so much bigger and heavier than
the earth no creature of any weight
can support itself. A man weighing
200 pounds on this earth would. If car
ried to Jupiter, weigh 500 pounds, and.
reasoning thus, they, believe that noth
ing bigger than a cat could stand on
' this vast world.
"But this is no doubt a mistake. If
Jupiter stood still or revolved no faster
than our earth all that astronomy says
would. bo true, and a terrestrial man
could not stand upon its surface. But
as a fact the tremendous rate of revo
lution .is so much faster than- the
earth's that In spite of its monstrous
size it turns about in less than ten
hours as against our twenty-four
As it Is, a man of normal earthly
size, if. transported to the equator of
Jupiter, would actually feel much
lighter than he does here on earth, be
cause the swift rotation of the planet
would almost lift him from his feet
and throw him into the heavens. lie
would feel so light that the 250 mile
an hour tornado that blows incessant
ly would pick him up and carry him
around and around the planet like a
speck of dust.
In order to keep on his feet' the
Jovian man or woman .would have to
be about fifty feet tall. Some of them
would doubtless reach the height' of
fifty-five- feet. Like nil big Itodies. the
Jovian would have a tendency to slow
ness of motion. Having once seated
himself, he would spend a good twelve
hours at his breakfast and perhaps
eighteen at his dinner and would prob
ably throw up his job if his employer
allowed 'him less than six hours for
The oceans of Jupiter, torn into fury
by the hurricanes, would pay no atten
tion to one moon such as moves the
tides on our earth, and it takes no
fewer than five of these satellites to
perform this work for Jupiter. They
travel at various yates of speed, some
flying very close to Jupiter's surface
and others far off. They have atmos
pheres somewhat like ours on earth,
and a moonlight on Jupiter is indeed n
glorious sight, for these moons have a
variety of colors. Two are blue, one
Is yellow and one red.
Jupiter needs all its moons at night
for Illumination, for without them its
five hours of darkness would be black
indeed. So distant is the sun that
broad daylight is hardly brighter than
twilight on earth, and one lone moon
would not reflect enough of the sun's
rays to guide the Jovian footsteps.
In the polar and semtpolar areas the
250 mile an hour tofnado of the equa
tor is not present. ..Doubtless there are
eddies and occasional windstorms such
as there are on earth. And in these
localities it , Is possible for smaller
creatures to exist, and here, too. vege
tation would flourish. The food sap-
ply of . Jupiter must come from these
areas, where it is cultivated and ship
ped to the equatorial regions by the
diminutive races. The polar oceans
are not frozen because of the great
Internal heat of Jupiter. And on these
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siui oceans prooaoij snips uoi greauy
different from ours ply, but about the
equator the unending storm would
make surface sailing impossible.
If there are ships at all at the equa
tor they are submarines, which: dive
into the calm depths beneath the sur
face.. Locomotion by flying machines
13 extremely easy on the equator be
cause, by taking advantage or tne
wind, the Jovians can navigate their
planet at tremendijus speed.
It is possible that because of the
noise in the wind swept equator the
Jovian is deaf.
Quite likely, on the othes band, be
has good ears, but with a device, either
artificial or contributed by nature, for
stopping his ears, except when be
wishes to listen.
This tremendous, good natured Jo
vian has a leather-like skin to protect
himself from the scratches of flying
things and a device for sifting the air
that he breathes, for Jovian atmos
phere is full of dust, and1 "in spite of
the difficulties of hls existence he ia a
long lived gentleman. On the average
he exists for about 800 of our years.
Probably many' a Jovian exists a full
thousand o our little years. Detroit
CROPS GROW WITHOUT RAIN.
POINTS A MORAL
Destructive Forest Fires of Last
Few Weeks Show Value
DAMAGE CANNOT BE GUESSED
Has Nealy All Been Inflicted in
Places Where Government Has.
Not Established Reserves.
For Just Vritmg the Best Last Line to the
Following Tabasco iimerick
SI, 000 for ihe Best; $750 to Second; $5G0 to Third;
$250 to Fourth, and $5 Each to Next (00 Winners.
TABASCO LIMERICK. WHAT IS TABASCO ?
j r n tor lorvy years n iiiis uoeu useu oy cooks
A SOUbrette WhO WOrKCd tor r apasCO everywhere. Every dm-class hotel, steamship.
"W Hair fcfctfcd mo auJte A fiasco restaurant ana oiumk car uses it in me kitchen
KJne aay sszs.ca up quits a iiasco, an(1 upon the uble. Tabasco is great for soups,
A. U ti?sJ n YeA roasts, linn. t3Wl7Caiue. seafood, for enifS of anv
tJr tt 11 . style, for the outdoor luncheon or the afternoon
Turned irom yeliOW to red - salad. Use It in your kitchen all the time.
. Wliat makes excellent the cooking of the
chef will make delicious the food of tne home.
The lost word of the last line must Oet the Tabasco habit In your kitchen, on
rhyme with the last worda of the first yr table, one drop works wonders. Buy
tnTi linpc iiom your grocer today. He has It; every grocer
v w . ... . uas II. ASK 1111 UI'lUlUU.
All that Is neccssarr Is to send us what yon Thl9 contest Is open to everybody free. Send
think I tha best last line to our Tabasco Llmer- jn yout Llmorlcks In your own way aaa as often
lckwltn your name ana auuress. conie ciohps as yo piea9e The fuiid to pay these prizes
May l, 1909. and prizes announced May 15. laus). ts now doposlt with Geo. TV. Tounz St Co..
great chance to win an Income free. . it imvww nnnninnr . .n
Kemember. this contest Is ooeo. free to every- ; McILHENNY COMPANY (Est. 1868)
body. Someone must win the above prizes.. Peckers and Manufacturers of Southern Delicacies
Why not you? - Avery Island, -a. :
TJone qnnl to McTlhcnay's Inre Cnnrctrated
Flavor or V unlit sod Lemon. We pack wily pure
Vanilla aod Lemon flavor, i'rlce ioal all grocers
aud ueu everywuura.
How the Syrian Peasant Makes Use of
the Moist Subsoil.
In Syria and Palestine-from tlie be
ginning of April until (October there is
practically no rain, yet In Jnly the
fields teem with a vigorous growth of
watermelons, tomatoes, cucumbers
etc., all flourishing without artificial
watering, although at that time no
rain has fallen foruuany weeks.
In fact, the Syrian peasant from the
moment his seed lias been sown -prays
that no rain may fall. During the p)
rlod of growth of a crop the surface'if
the soil to a depth of six or J ght
inches is perfectly dry and loos' Be
low this surface layer will unround
moist soil, in which the roo extend
and grow vigorously. In As moist
subsoil plants continue to 'row until
late autumn. When the trop Is re
moyed In the autumn tj e rains com
mence, aud the land isZplowed after
each heavy rain as soon as the soil
begins to dry.
Two primary objects are kept In
view In plowing to furnish a favora
ble surface for taking tip all the water
and to prevent Its upward evaporation
from the subsoil. The great point is
to keep the upper six inches of soil
perfectly loose and friable, so that the
moisture from below is -not drawn up
ward and lost In evaporation, but does
not ascend higher than the compact
subsoil that is not broken up by the
plow. For this reason the plowing Is
shallow,-averaging from four, to six
inches in depth.
When the time for sowing the td
arrives the land Is plowed to a depth
of about six inches and the seed is
sown from an arrangement attached
to the plow, falls on the damp subsoil
and is covered by the soil closing over
behind the plowshare. From this time
the upper stratum or loose" soil pre
vents the escape of moisture upward
beyond the wet subsoil on which the
seeds rest and into which their roots
after " thev process of ' germination
spread. Chicago Tribune.
Washington, Sept. 15
fires which have just laid waste whole
counties in Minnesota Michigan and!
extended into Wisconsin, destroying
many towns and making thousands of
persons homeless,' have focused the
attention of both government and state
forest officers on the enormous losses
o! forest wealth which will be checked
up to the yearyStOS.
In the whole? northern half of the
United states " throughout the vast
territory extending from coast to
coast, the reported destruction by for
est fires has been terrific and it is
likely that the year will go down as
op of the worst in the last quarter
r .jntury. It seems that no part of the
country has escaped the work of the
devastating flames. The latest disas
ters in Minnesota, Michigan and1 Wis
copsin are the worst of the mr.ny that
ha,ve visited the lake states thi3 year.
Other sections have also suffered from
forest fires during the spring and sum-j
mer months, and the people of thj Pa
cific coast, the Rocky mountain and the!
New England states and Canada have
had a thorough; and in some cases, a
continuous experience in fire fighting.
l.oxmn vrr Known.
Officers in the United States forest
', He Preferred One Girl.
When J. M. Barrie, the author of
'Teter Fan," addressed an audience of
a thousand girls at Smith college dur
lng his American visit of last year, a
friend asked him how he had found
the experience. -
"Well." replied Mr. Barrie, "to tell
you the truth. I'd much rather talk a
thousand times to one girl than to talk
one time to a thousand girls."
Safety of the Stupid. '
"Bllggins 6ays that he has no re
grets for anything he ever said."
"Yes," answered Miss Cayenne, "that
is a satisfaction enjoyed only by peo
ple who never say anything of the
least Importance." Washington Star.'
Orrine Destroys Desire for Drink
"How to Swear Off."
It was formerly customery for the
habitual drinker to take the pledge
regularly, sometimes once a year, and
sometimes in every fit of remorse that
followed his debauches, and then
But now; it is gradualy dawning on
the world that pledges do -not stop
drunkenness. When a man takes a
pledge voluntarily, he expects to keep
it , Every man expects to keep his
word, and ; every broken pledge costs
the drunkard many a heartache. But
he cannot help it He fights as long
as he can, then succumbs to the crav
ing. The nervous system of the habit
ual drinker is diseased and he must
have treatment that 'will cure this con
dition. ' . 1
Orrine Is sold under a positive guar
antee to cure the drink habit or the
money ' will be refunded. No other
treatment for the liquor habit is sold
with such a liberal guarantee.
. Orrine Is prepared in two forms; No.
1 a powder, perfectly tasteles and col
orless, which can be given secretly
In any food .or drink. Orrine No. 2,
is in pill form, for those who wish to
be cured of the habit, and it should be
taken by every one who swears off.
No matter which form of Orrine is
used the guarantee is the same. The
price of Orrine is $1 per box, mailed
in plain sealed wrapper upon receipt
of "price. Write for free booklet on
"How to Cure Drunkenness' (mailed in
plain, sealed envelope) by the Orrine
company, Washington, D. C. Orrino is
sold by Harper House pharmaey.
service here say that it is doubtful
if this year's actual losses from forest
fires in all parts of tha country will
ever be known, but it is certain that
they will run up so high . in the mil
lions that the country -vill be startled
when a compilation of statistics at
the end of the season makes it pos
sible to give even the most conserva
tive figures,. Suffice it to say, .were
all the timber burned up this year in
all parts of the country converted into
cash, it could provide for a good sized
navy of first-class battleships.
The fires have done good in one
way;, they have focused the people's
attention on the seriousness of the
forest fire problem, practical foresters
say. . and have started a wide-spread
ine iorest movement in many states to check
them by adopting rational systems of
fire protection. Among thinking 'peo
ple there has been awakened an in
tense interest in throwing a better
protection around the forests, which
grow more important as a natural re
source as the timber supply dwindles.
The government has haf a lot. of
work in the- fire fighting line on the
national forests, but serious as the
fires have been, careful patrol, and the
organization of a force to battle with
the flames as soon as discovered has
held the losses down to a point where
they are utterly insignificant when
one considers the fearful destruction
which would " have come about) had
there been no protection..
Small In National Forrt.
Although the fire menace has been
serious in all sections, officers of the
forest service estimate that the total
cost of the forest fires on the national
forests for the season, exclusive of the
salaries of forest officers, will not be
more than $30,000. This sum ts small
when it Is remembered that it means
fire protection for approximately 1C8,
000,000 acres of national forests, less
than two-tenths of a mill per acre.
Progressive state fire wardens and for
est officers, individuals and private cor
porations having large timber holdings
have organized fire fighting forces
along much the same line as the gov
ernment in many cases, and in . this
way they have given protection to mil
lions of acres of timber which might
have been destroyed liad it been left
Happy Hollow at Illinois Fair Big
Enough to Swallow Ringling's
Superb Service Splendid Scenery
en route to Niagara Falls. Muskoka
and Kawartha lakes, Georgian bay and
Temagani region, St. Lawrence river
and rapids, Thousand islands, Algon
quin national park. White mountains,
and Atlantic Sea Coast resorts, via
Grand Trunk railway system. ' Double
track Chicago to Montreal and Nlag
ara Falls. Special low. round trip
fares are In effect to many of these
lesorts during the summer season...
For copies of tourist publications,
fares and descriptive pamphlets &ppl7
to George W. Vaux, A. G. P. & T. A.-,
135 Adams street, Chicago. '
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Eczema Is Now Curable.
Zemo, a scientific preparation for
external use. Stops itching instantly
and destroys the germs that, cause
skin diseases. Eczema quickly yields
and is permanently cured by this re
markable ; medicine. All druggists,
Write for sample. E. W. Rose Medi
cal company, St. Louis. Mo. For sale
by Harper House pharmacy.
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They Take the Kinks Out.
"I have used Dr., King's New Life
Pill3 for many yearswith increasing
satisfaction.. They take the kink3 out
of stomach, liver and bowel's,' witnout
fuss or friction," saya N. H. Brown of
Pit'cfield, W Guaranteed satisfactory
at all drug stores. 25 cents.
Ringling Bros.' big show ia dver-
tiscd as the biggest circus and nienr g
erie on earth. Yet everything covered
by Ringling's canvass can be hid in
"Happy Hollow" in the Illinois st.ae
fair grpunds during the Illinois stae
fair, which is the only greatest shovr
on earth or any of the planets, so far
as wc know anything about them.
All the animal shows, snakes, big
women and bony men, Indians, Fili
pinos,, wild west and everything of
that character will be found in Happy
Hollow the state fair title ior the
Chicago Midway and the , St. Louis
Pike. The present management has
endeavored . io . prevent every t'ninj of
an objectionable character from ex
Minting within the state fair enclo
sure this year. Happy Hollow is just
south of the exposition building and
extends to the foot of the uUl
The racing card of th3 Illinois state'
fair has always been a stro.ig line
with, the state board. With a splendid
band, a track second to none in the
country and liberal purses, the mag
ninoent steel grand stand is always
crowded to the limit with racing en
thusiasts. Every day, beginning with
Monday, Sept. '28, there will be three
harness and two runninc races, and
on Friday, Oct. 2, there will be four
harness and .two running races. . A
total of $17,500 in pirrsss has been of
fered and all the cream of racing stock
is expected. The race track has been
resoiled since last year's fair and is
now pronounced . the fastest track in
the country. Here is the racing card:
Monday, Sept. 282:35 trot, $800;
2:25 trot, 3 years old and under, $600;
2:29 pace, $S0O; running 1 mile, $200;
running mile, $200.
Tuesday, Sept. 292:19 trot, $1,000;
03 pace, $1,000; 2:20 pace, 3 year
o!d3 and under, $000; running 7-8 mile
$200; running 1 mile, novelty, $300.
Wednesday, Sept- 302:24 pace,
$800; 2:13 trot, $1,000; 2:21 trot, $800;
running 1 mile, Illinois Derby, $500;
running 7-8 mile, $200.
Thursday, Oct. 12:15 trot, $1,000;
2:15 pace, $1,000; free for all pace,
$1,500; running mile, $200; running
1 1-S mile, $300.
Friday, Oct. 22:29 'rot. $800; 2:19
pace, $1,000; 2:12 pace, $800; free for
all trot, $1,500; running 1 mile, $200;
running 1 mile, $200.
There's a week of -solid enjoyment
for lovers of good horse. But that is
not all of the horse show. There are
magnificent, draft horses, splendid
coach horses, carriage horj.es, edu
cated "high school" horses and ponies.
Many of the latter will be seen under
saddle and in harness ;n the splendid
Coliseum with seating capacity of 10,000.
The state fair 'managers call par
ticular attention 'to its contract with
Captain Bumbaugh. By its provisions
tne captain is to give ascensions in
his air ship every day during the state
fair, beginning with . Monday, "school
children's day." On two days. Mon
day and Thursday, he proposes to
sail to the state house grounds in
Springfield and then return to' the fair
grounds, traveling over Springfield.
With exceptional liberality, the citi
zens of Springfield have provided en
tertainment for every evening during
the state fair, Chatterton's, the Ma
jestic and the Gayety will be running
with godd bills and the four sides of
the couCt . house square will, every
evening, have, aerial artists, acrobats
and .vaudeville perforVners in the open
air and free to everybody. Come pre
pared to stay several days.
The Springfield Evening News will
have a free information bureau, where
visitors can find first class accommo
dations in respectable places at rea
sonable prices. You can write to the
News now if you wish to do so.
See "the greatest show on earth,"
Springfield, 111., Sept. 25 to Oct 2.
One of the great attractions of ihe
state fair is the lecture, The Golden
Age," by General Z. T. Sweeney of
Indiana, which will be delivered in the
woman's building at 2:30 p. ni., Sun
day, Sept. 27. ' The Wber quartet
will sing and the Watch Factory band
will furnish sacred music for the oc
casion. All buildings will be open to
visitors on this day, but no machinery
or other exhibits will be permitted to
be in operation.
The railroad rates are all right. The
B. & O. SW. will sell tickets fronv
points over 100 miles from Springfield
at 3 cents for "the round trip. The
rate from places less than 100 miles
will not exceed $3 for the round trip.
It is understood that all other rail
roads will give as good or better rates.
Ask your local agent. "
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