Abilene Daily Reporter (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 14, No. 132, Ed. 1 Saturday, January 22, 1910 Page: 3 of 6
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THE AllIjfiXB DAIIiT REPORTER SATURDAY' JANUARY 22 1910.
Some Old Fashioned Notions
That Still Obtain Credence.
THE CYCLE OFfHREE IDEA.
A Droyvnlng Man May Sink Not Only
Thrlco but a Dozen Times and Still
Be Rescued Congestive Chills and
the Merging of Diseases Law Points.
Threo physicians wcro standing in
a diwntown drug Btoro the other day
W1 one who had been looking at
tvenlng paper qxclalmcd: "Orcat
f hr. hum li Ih mrnlnt 1 Hon If. in
lV wipers at least twice a month."
lint's that?'' asked oho of tlio otli-
K p that popuinr fallacy about a
G lltiK man sinking for tlio third
tii. ilcro It says 'Just as ho was
f slnki. jg for tlio third time ho was saved
by the timely arrival' etc. Tlio next
time I sec this third titno business it
E probably will read 'lie -sank for tho
third time before aid could bo bad and
"Why will people get that fool Idea
that sinking for the third time must
needs bo fatal to a drowning man?
Why. bless you. I saw a man sink a
to half dozen times before ho wan res
; cued alive. An uncle of mine wit
nesses said never sank but once and
he was drowned. Tho number of times
a man sinks has nothing to do with
his drowning. Ho may sink but once
and ho may go beneath tho water any
number of times.- It all depends upon
$ the person who is drowning his phys
ical condition and how quickly tho
lungs fill with water."
"That cyclo of three" suggested an-
other of thoydoctors "is carried along
by those who Insist that u person dies
in his third suggestivo chill. But ttils
is not' true. Tho same rule holds good
in congestive chills as in the case of
tho drowning man A person may die
In the first or he may havo a dozen
and still live. The rule of three does
not obtain there either."
The first physician with great dis-
dnin then told how many igriorant
persons would swear that "If ye git
th' inalnry an' It runs into typhoid
fever an' It runs Into newmony it's
"There's that same old rule of three
again' he continued almost angrily.
-i'Flrst and foremost one disease docs
not run into another. There's no such
thing as a colllslou' between diseases
as many believe. If ono has malaria
''ho has that ajid that alone. The same
thing is true of typhoid fever and
pneumonia. Each one is a separato
and distinct trouble and a doctor with
any sense should be able to diagnose
his malady from symptoms which are
always present in each and entirely
From popular fallacies In regard to
medicine the conversation drifted to
fallacies regarding tho law A lawyer
present was called upon to explain
first one thing and another when one
of the bystanders said:
"I made a bet the other day that a
person had no' right to touch a dead
body until the coroner arrived and I
'Who decided the question for you?"
asked tho lawyer smilingly.
"Well" said tho man sheepishly ."it
-was a bartender but he's an educated
fellow nud'ls a good Judge of-the law."
"You speak of the law as if it. were
something to bo judged' like cattlo at
-a fnt stock show." replied tho attorney.
"There is no law on any statute book
in any state In the United States which
says one may not touch a body before
the arrival of tho coroner.
"In case of murder the old English
common law used to require that tho
body of tho nmrdered ono be left Just
as it lay until viewed by one iu author-
ity. "That was done it can plainly be
seen for the purposo of preserving the
surroundings Intact so that whntayer
ovldcnco might be there would not be
disturbed. In caseof a murder today
especially If any mystery were con-
nected with it. common sense would
teach a portion to Icavo everything In-
tact not alono for the coroner but for
the pollco officials as well. But should
the body of a murdered man be moved
there la no law covering It unless It
could be proved that tho person who
moved tho body did it with the Inten-
tion to destroy evidence In cases of
suicide or death by accident there
could bo no objection to moving tho
body nnywhoro In the city if dono with
humane or some other proper motive."
"I'll tell you what is tho law." said
ji stQop shouldered long armed man
who had been listening long enough
to got the gist of tho discussion. "If a
fellow sees a murder through a pano
of glass ho can't bo a witness In tho
"Oh plOJe!" exclaimed tho attorney
"I'm going to lunch That's tho limit.
I was waiting for some yap to spring
that. If that was tho caso uud a mur-
der should be committed In this room
half a dozen of us could not ho com-
petent witnesses. If your statement Is
true becauso wo are wearing glasses.
Glass Is glass whether In n window or
on the nose. Thoro Is tio such law as
that. That's foolIshV
"I "heard my grandfather say that"
insisted the long armed man "and ho
know'd law too."
"Yea" retorted tho exasperated at'
tornuy. "and ho no doubt gave It gut
nalaw that a man cpuld stand with tils
bnelf against his own house and kill
nny one who camo within n certain
dlsfnnre of him. Hut he would hang
fcr It unless he hurt mighty good do-
fonso All of those things are what
wo call 'chimney corner Iay.- but they
-wdn't .hold In. courti'V-Kansas qity
rhty All With their Satellites Ex-
hibit Phases Like the Moon
Wo nro Jtkoly to regard thooon as
tho only thing In tho heavens' that ex-
hibits phases such As tho quarter tho
half and tho full. As n matter of fact
nil planets and their satellites exhibit
separately such phases and most of
them can bd easily seep'wltji small
power telescope. Thus Mars nnd Ve-
nus which nro comparatively close to
tho earth show through tho telescope
ht times n beautiful crescent at others
n half plahot fully as brilliant consid
ering tho dlstanco as docs our satellite.
At times nlso the planets suffer eclipse
Juqt as the earth tlio moon nnd tho
sun and these eclipses aro foretold
With us great accuracy.
As to Just what causes tho phases
say of the moon isxcasy to comprehend
by a homely analogy. If ono stands In
a corner of n room places a globo of
tJomo description In the next corner nnd
u light In the third corner the phenom-
enon of tho half moon IS seen. Tho
light representing the sun. shines of
course on half tiro globo representing
the moon but the observer In tho cor-
ner sees only hajf of the surfaco to-
ward him illuminated. If now tlio light
be placed behind tho observor and a
little above his head a full moon will
be scon the "un" however shining
on the same area of surface as before
merely allowing this tlmo a view from
tlio "earth" of tho whole amount of
Illumination. All the phases can bo
demonstrated In tills manner by mov-
ing the "moon" directly outward from
Ono of tho greatest discoveries or sci-
ence is duo to observation of tho
eclipses of Jupiter's moons. It was
found that when the' earth was In tho
part of its orbit nearest to Jupiter
these eclipses occurred sixteen minutes
earlier than when It was. In tho far-
thermost part whereas by all rules of
astronomy they should have occurred
at tho same mlnuto each time. It was
deduced from this that light was not
Instantaneous and -consequently took
sixteen minutes to traverse the diam-
eter of' the earth's orbit a distance of
about 200000.000 miles thus giving to
light a velocity of 1SO.O00 miles a sec-
ond which was accurately shown later
by other experiments. St. Louis Re-
public. Watch springs.
Not Surprising They Break Consider-
ing the Work They Do.
s Tho mainspring of n watch does not
unwind at a uniform rate but Inter-
mittently. It Is sulijppted to a sudden
jerk at every tick four ttme.s per sec-
ond for my watch. This makes Clo.-
000 times per day nnd over ICti.OOO.OOO
times per year.' This operating condi-
tion' Is analogous to others discussed
in Kent's "Mechanical Pocket book"
under the heads of "Isolation of thq
'Elastic Limit of Endurance Under Re-
peated Stresses" nud "Resistance of
Metals to Repeated Shocks." Amohg"
other things lj says:
"Another long known result .of ex-
perience Is the fact limit rupture may
Ucroauscd.by a succession of shocks or
Impacts none of which alone would
be sufficient to cause it. Iron axles
the piston rods of steam hammers and
other pieces of metal feubject to contin-
uously repeated shocks invariably
break after a certain length of serv-
ice. They hnve 'a life' which i3 lim-
ited" AVOhlor found In testing Iron by re-
peated stresses (not Impacts) that In
one caso iOO.COO applications of n
stress of HOO centners to the square
Inch caused a rupture. wljlle a similar
bar remained .sound after 43000000
applications of a stress of 300 centners
to the square Inch. One centner equals
I10.L' pounds. The mnlnsprlug of n
watch Is not only tinder n consider-
able tens'ile stress but also under a
bending stress when suddenly released
then Immediately stopped by the es-
capemeut mechanism. It Is then prob-
able that-Its molecular cohesive pow-
er detoi lorates in a manner similar io
those quoted. Scientific American.
Von. Bulow of Gentle Nature.
When first VOu Itulow was Intro-
duced to me I almost avoided him on
account of the many stories of his
irascibility his erratic disposition his
offhand treatment of tho public Jits
brutality toward musicians and many
other crimes of this sort. On closer
ucqunlutauco with tho great pianist 1
experienced some nstonlshmout to find
him a man of strong miud yet gentle
uature. enthusiastic artistic to tho fin-
ger tips and well bred though of
un exceedingly nervous temperament.
Irascible he might have been at times
but I am sure that the moments of un-
governable anger were always provok-
ed by people's stupidly or by some un-
pardonablo mistakes in musical execu-
tion. From "Modjeskn's Memoirs" in
Tho minister had preached on tho
text "Why halt yo between two opln-
Jousr hud upon Utile Cora's return
homo from church her grnndmother
asked whnt tho text wns.
"I don't remember exactly." answer-
ed Cora "but it was something about
a hawk between two pIgeons."-ChIca-go
Fooling tho Boy.
"Why did the cow Jump over the
"I supposet wns n sort of early ex-
periment in aerial navigation." Now
Ono hundred pounds f almonds
yield forty-eight pounds of o).
Careworn innn has In nil nge sow
runlty to reap Uospslr.-tJOetJie.
fBBft BbBbBv vHBsfev Bl BBBM'aBBBl Mb VBB BB K
'iho Kind. You Havo Alwnys
iu uso for over 30 years
- nnu has uconnmuo under his por-'ffljP-7
Bonal supervision slnco its infancy.
f'GCtcAtAC Allow no ono to deceive you in this.
All Counterfeits Imitations nnd" Just-ns-fjooil"ttro but
Experiments that trlilo with anil endanger tho health of
Infants nnd. Children Experience) against Experiment.
iat is CASTORIA
Castojur is a
r Stomach nnu
'anaccnA-Tho Mother's Friend.
The Kind You to Always Bought
in Uset For Over 30 Years.
TMC CINTMIIt COMPANY TTJOUHRAV TKCCT NCytf YORK BIT.
LIVE STOCK SHORT;
3'lBAT PRICE LONG.
ST. LOUIS .MO. Jrfn. ID To deter-
mine wether high prices of meat and
produce aro caused .by an actual short-
ago In the Biipply 1200 correspondents
In .Missouri Illinois Kansas Oklaho-
ma Montana and Toxas wore wired
ror information concerning conditions.
Live -stock organizations also1 were
asked for opiriions.
The repliQS show that there Is a
shortage In the supply of cattle and
Hogs and that this scarcity and tho
high price of fodder and grazing hnve
increased tho prices received by stock
Tlio cattle shortage prevails in the
Western States which supply the pack
ers. Correspondents In the States ex-
plain' that because of tho high coft of
fe&k many farmeis have limited their
herds by compelling a sort of race
suicide among the cattlo.
Stackers and breedorB botli cattle
and hogs have been diverted from
their usual purpose' and fattened for
the 'market. Then too tho conversion
of grazing Innds into farm land has
been continuous and has had its share
lu the general eftect.
A belief that there aro artificial
causes us well as natural ones for the
high prices is shown by the uctlon of
Attorney General Jackson of Kansas
who has begun suit against tho Ar-
mour and Swift packing companies in
the Federal Court charging them with
being members of a combination ille-
gally to raise prices.
Attorney General Major of Missouri
Is planning a conference of tho Attor-
ney General of tho Western States
with a view of united proceedings by
the State Governments against the
The Jncroasovln cattlo nnd hog prices
in stock raising centers has been from
10 to 30 per cent.- Corn and wheat
In lornU'lni near St. Lmtls have gone
up 10 to l per cent wheat being ciuo-
ted at $1.25 n bushel In places where
last year It Avas $1.10 or less. ' Corn
shuwts an li i "taeo of Oii-'-(Ojjl!i t. one-
seventh In price being 02& 05c a bUBh-
61 whore last year It waa GGc. Milk
and eggs show great Increase
CIIAXGE IX TltAIX SCHEDULE
OX THE AUILEXE & SOUTHEltX
No ).' leaves Abilene nt 8:30 a. in.
No. 2 arrives at Abilene at C: 15 p. 111
No. 1 arrives at Dalllnger at 12:05
No. 2 loaves Dalllnger at 2; 00 p. in.
Ills Xnme on the Program.
At a church school once upon a
tlmo when a concert was being held
tho choir wns on the program to sing
an anthem and their place was dcslg.
nated by tho single word "Anthem."
The gentleman who was master ot
ceromonlcs ft hlghtoned pompous In-
divua) of the old school when he came
to that putt of tho program announced
In a dignified way!
"Mr. Anthem will now fuvor us."
"America's Foremost Brt
IU quality means ratlsfactlou It purity caus fetvti Btrength means
economy its frcshurwniitttiictifnit.
Any PatreH-PIeasIng QjierJWrSvppIy you.
TlE REILYJffYEOR COMPANY
New Or ' - . U. 8.
Bought ami which lmsbcon
lias homo tho (signature of
rmlcs substltuto for Castor Oil I?aro
byrups. jx is x'icnsant. ic
Morphine nor other Nnrcotlo
o is its guarantee. It destroys Worms
shncss. It cures Diarrhoea and Wind
Teething Troubles cures Constipation
It assimilates tho Food regulates tho
healthy and natural sleep.
Let UsShow. You Some
In modern dwellings nnd
town lots in the north part
of the city the -best and
fastest growing part of.
Our Fire Insurance Agency
gives you i the best polidy
written in the best companies'
will go anywhere for business.
Phone R. 99. or call at dlTicc.
FireIns.Farm & Ranch Lands
Now and Second Hand . Wo
hnve them cheaper. Got our
prlceB beforo you buy "Wo ap-
preciate your patronage
North JWEond St.
Phodvus for fresh ygotables. Wo
recelJff them Jfvery Monday Wednes
J. A. BOYCEJ.
11 u. TojuijBcnu loft touay on a
bunlws trjT to Clyde and will ro-
Ml T. Hancock loft last jiiulit for
SwotttyatOr on a few days business
J. II. Harris of the Morlcel neighbor-
hood was among the business visitors
in the city yesterday.
Young Men Wanted
To' prepare for
KI!A WHAT JtAIIiKOAD Sl'l'EHlNTKXhKNTS wltlTK US.
W. II. HALL SUl'T. 31. K & T. IU IU henltion Tex. "Wo nrtj Bhort
of operators and hnve been for boiuo time."
li. E. SlIACKMil'Oltl) SUVT. LA. WESTEHX It. 11. LnFnjoUo La
"Competent and experienced operators nro always In demand In our
JISO. 1). FIXXEHAN SUT'IVST. h. 11. & 3lEX.yIU 11. Kings lllo Tox
"Tho demand for tolegrnph operators Ib purpetual Should you
have any students at tlio present tlmo whom you can recommend
wo will ho glad to hear from you."
J. 31UX1UY SOFT. T. & II. V. It. It. Teaguc Tox. "1 will lond you
nil tho assistance I can In your undertaking. Will bo glad If you
will let us' know when you havo competent young mon wishing
.7. W. KOIIIXS HEX. 31 tilt. C. It. A: (3; It. It. Ft. Worth Texas. "I hear-
tily endorse tho Schools In geneial and Will lend encouragement
to any of your graduates when conditions mnku It possible"
It. II. AYltF.S SUL'T. T. & V. It. K.JTcxnrkiUiii Tox. "Thoro Is always
a demand for efficient nitd( sober telegraph operators."
A. 1). HKTIIAKI) ASST. tiEX. 3ItiH. 31. l(. ii T. It. It. Dallas Toxas-
"For Urn past several years U10 demand for' operators has ex-
ceeded tlio supply."
L'. 31. AliVOltl) ilV.S. SUPT. 3I. K. & T. It. It.' SU I.ouls 3Io. "Tho
present demand for operators IS greater than tho supply. Good
operators can always command a position"
h A. IILLLIS ASST. SUPT. T. A: P. H. It. Ft. WorjJuTyx. "A good
operator who wants to work can easily find a poHlon."
F. A. LEWIS SUPT. S. A. Si A. P. It. It. San Antonio Tex "Such a
school nS you Ure conducting I would consider ot very great
benefit to railroads. Thoro is always a doniand for tologrnph
J. W. .MAXWELL tiKX. Sftilt. SJJJIKSS W. IU It. Tjor Tox. "Woro
it not for tho nsslstancatfinal benefit they nro rei'lvlng from tho
good work you aro Omnia railroads would thomfelvcs ho forced
to conduct tolegrjjpn schools
F. . DEGAU3I0
II. L. ItEIl) S
A. S. JOIIXS0
i K .1n.k.nH.l M W
U 1 U UUlLlllilLl. .M
STPT. K. C. S. It. It.. Pltlslnirurddl
ujwnnd rellnblo elegraplurfflfovatos
jfpi. It. I Ulrlfiuluiil Te.yt'
t. iar uufcnuiroaiis 111 uiuiimuiig
5. SUNT. (J.
i this brancjH
with a knowledge of telegraphy." .
F A. LISTEIt SUPT. O. II. fe H. It. It. fiiilu-ston Tex. "Thoro is
plonty of room In tho railroad service for all tho operatora you
can turn out."
THE YOUXti 3IAX Who rends thq nudvn convincing oxtracttt from let-
ters written us by Railroad Officials and doubts gelling 11 situa-
tion nftor being Instructed and trained by us Is certainly on-
titled to bo called a "rjOUHTINO THOMAS."
WE HATE HEEX EDUCATlXti AMI 'I'HAIXlXti YOUXti 3IEX for tho
railway tologrnph sorvlco-for tho past TWENTY TWO YI3AHS. Alnrgo
per cent or the telegraph operators In ToXns and adjoining Btutes who
are receiving from $75 to $150 per month got their start through us
many of whom came from the farm whoso education was "limited to
reading and Writing.
TELEGRAPH OPEItATIXti IS NOT DIFFICULT TO LEARN It la very
simple all practice. Wo will guarantee to touch any young man nnd
Ijlace him in a position In from a to C months time.
wW'E FOR PROSPECTUS WHICH GIVES FULL IXF0R3IATI0N
(In writing pleaso montlon this paper.)
Dallas Telegraph College
Professional & Business Directory
The Hub of Central West Texas
C. L. IIARNES I). D. S.
J. LEWIS ailLLER 1). D. St
MrB. Drmiunid'a Drug Btor
Huberts iJnono 394
C. Vt. DUDLEY
teal Ewtate Agent
City and Country Property
WILL ST1T1I & CO.
Office over Citizens National Dank
W. O. SHACKELFORD
Hardware' Tin uud Iron Workou
1i.11 1 n !. ... - . trr i. mmm-mf
' E. h.- NORTON
Complete )lue of Hathroom Spe-
cialities. Doth Phone No. U.
W. 0. MB A J
Office cjver Conipton's Drug Store.
In Dr iluyiiles nld offlre
Keporter Want Ads
EN5. W. It It. T
benefit they nro red
lrbnds would thenij
to keep tho supl
to keep tho suply of .telegraph
ins. "Tho demand
Is In excess of tin
'Your school Is doinga
Syfc. It. Houston Tex. "Chances far
service is very gool -I do not. think
a mlstalco In acquainting himself
J. W. DOGAK & CO. Dry Goods
Clothing. Corner Pln an
Nort'h Third Sts.
FULWILER ELECTRIC CO..Deali.r
in Electrical Supplies. Pac-
SINGER SEWING MACHINE OF-
FICE. Facing PoB'offlce.
ROOM 1 Arnold & Bounds dealers la
ROOM 2 Clarence Lanlua. iirtetr
ROOMS 3 nnd I-S. A PJtlror At.
uoiorndo Nat. Llfo Assuranco Co.
ROOMS 1 and .5 Hen I Cox.
110OM 0 D A. Cot Lawyer.
ROOM 1. J. W. Moffett Lawyer.
ROOMS 8-0-10-11. A. H Klrby.
I10OM 12. D. O Hill. Lawyer.
ROOM 13 Elton V. Hold Stenographer
UOOM H For Rent
ROOMS J5-KM7-18 Baylea A 8ayl.
ROOM 30C. R. Leo Drokor In Mer-
chandlisM and grain.
ROOMS il-22. W P. PreatOB. Arelfc.
ROOM 23. II. i. Ilradsuaw nllrMt
nulldor and Promoter.
ROOM 21 Abllono TyBOKrartUa
ROOM 32 Russell nroB. & Co.
HHBfUNftllt til Rt
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